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A12 TABLE OF CONTENTS 50 www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, SE P TEMBER 3 2011 WEATHER High 82 Low 73Thunderstorms Sunrise 6:23 a.m. Sunset 7:07 p.m. For the latest breaking news, visit CREST V IE WBULL ETIN COM INSIDE Guitar man A4 Leaders A6 Middle Gators A12 Join the Crestview Chatter Your online community. forums.crestviewbulletin.com Join us on Follow us! twitter.com/CrestviewNB Friend us by visiting www.facebook.com/crestviewbulletin State wont probe rate increaseBy Michael Stewart email@example.com The state agency that tossed out a 2009 rate hike by the Dorcas Fire District will not investigate a rate increase approved by the re departments board of commissioners in July. State Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, requested that the Florida Department of Revenue investigate an in crease in re assessment fees that will generate $125,120 a year in addition al funds for the re depart ment. Owners of vacant land within the re district will pay the bulk of the ad ditional money. I believe the board has greatly exceeded its au thority by removing the cap on re assessment fees and puts landowners at great risk of seeing substantial and unnecessary increases in their rates, Evers wrote in a statement. I have contacted the Department of Revenue about the is sue and have requested they thoroughly evaluate the boards decision and whether or not they have exceeded their authority and are placing an exces sive nancial burden on their constituents. Department of Revenue spokesperson Renee Wat ters wrote in an email that the agency did look into the matter but will not investi gate since it is not an ad valorem (property tax) is sue. In 2010, property owners with vacant land paid the re district $5.15 an acre. The re assessments, how ever, were capped at $50, which was the maximum amount owners of unim proved property could be charged. On July 7, the re dis tricts board of commission ers approved raising the re assessment on vacant land from $5.15 an acre to $5.26 an acre and removed the $50 cap. The owner of a 100-acre parcel of land who paid $50 last year would pay $526 Fallen soldiers portrait unveiledBy Brian Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org Its been more than four years since Sgt. Timothy Padgett, formerly a Florida National Guardsman in DeFuniak Springs, was killed by enemy ghters in Afghanistan while on active duty with the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Wednesday morning, Padgetts family and brothers in arms honored his memory. During a solemn ceremony at the 7th Special Forces headquarters, Phil Taylor, the artist behind the American Fallen Soldiers Project, unveiled a portrait of Padgett he had created and presented it to Padgetts mother, Glenda Penton, and his sister, Serena Jones. I appreciate the fact that so many years have passed but Tims legacy continues to live on, Penton said.By Paula Kelley email@example.com When William Shane Senseney created a Face book page titled You grew up in Crestview if you re member, he had no idea that in a matter of days, he would have 763 members and hundreds of posts. I thought I knew a lot about Crestview, but my memory only scratches the surface, as can be seen in the posts from many age groups, said Senseney, a Crestview native who is serving in the Navy in Charleston, S.C. One man asked if oth ers remembered the Enzor Brothers Hospital on West James Lee Boulevard, where he was born in 1947. Ron Terry commented that not only did he remember the hospital, but that his daughter, Joy, was born there in 1952. The song list on the juke box at Tastee Freez was a hot topic, as was cruising up and down U.S. Highway 90 when gasoline cost only 35 cents a gallon. Others spoke of gullies to play in when the Ken nedy Lakes dam broke off Reinke Drive where Ste phens Fish Pond Road is now. DORCAS FIRE DISTRICT FEE ASSESSMENTSSee INCREASE A3 ON F ACEBOOK To access a Facebook page dedicated to memories of the Hub City, log onto Facebook, and in the search box, type, You grew up in Crestview if you remember. See F ACEBOOK A3 Crestview memories shared on Facebook Local hero is latest subject for American Fallen Soldiers Project Artist Phil Taylor, left, presents a portrait of Sgt. Tim Padgett to the soldiers sister, Serena Jones, and mother, Glenda Penton, Wednesday morning at the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) cantonment near Crestview. BELOW: Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) bow their heads in prayer during the ceremony for the unveiling of the American Fallen Soldiers Project portrait of Padgett.P H OTO S BY BRI A N HUGH E S News BulletinSee PORTRAIT A3
Local A2 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, September 3, 2011 To report news, for information, subscriptions and advertising, call 682-6524. N EWS I NFORMATION I NTERIM P UBLISHER E DITOR O FFICE S TAFF . . . RECEPTIONIST . . CIRCULATION ASSISTANT A DVERTISING I NFORMATION AD CONSULTANT AD CONSULTANT MEDIA CONSULTANT E DITORIAL REPORTER ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR REPORTER SPORTS EDITOR TYPESETTING P RODUCTION PRODUCTION C IRCULATION I NFORMATION 682-6524 In County 13 weeks ...........................$9.45 26 weeks .........................$17.85 52 weeks .........................$32.76 Out of County 13 weeks .........................$14.70 26 weeks .........................$23.10 52 weeks .........................$38.01 SUBSCRIPTION RATES From staff reports COLLECTIBLES ROADSHOW: The Ohio Valley Renery & Roadshow is making a stop in Crestview in search of rare and unique collectibles. Sept. 6-10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the company will assess and buy items from area residents totaling up to $300,000 at the free event. There is no limit to the number of items that can be brought in. The show will be held at Comfort Inn & Suites, 900 Southcrest Drive, Crestview. ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT: Alzheimers Family Services provides support groups and educational opportunities for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease. A support group will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Covenant Hospice, 370 W. Redstone Drive, Crestview. The support group is free, and respite care is available. Support groups are a means for caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease to exchange ideas, gather information and discuss concerns with others who are dealing or have dealt with the same issues. To register for this group or for more information, call 478-7790 or visit www. AlzFamServ.org. DINNER FUNDRAISER: GFWC Womans Club is hosting a chicken and dumpling dinner Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the group clubhouse, 150 Woodlawn Drive, Crestview. Chicken with dumplings, ham, vegetables, salad, dessert and a beverage will be served at a cost of $10 per plate at the door. RSVP to Jeanne at 902-0112 or Ernestine at 682-9058. Proceeds will support the clubs charities. BENEFIT FISH FRY: Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Spanish Trail Park, a benet sh fry will be held for the family of Michael Jarriel. A donation of $10 per plate is suggested. The plates include a drink, two mullet llets and two sides (coleslaw and baked beans provided by Ms. Bs BBQ). Michael, 29, died Aug. 17 after a brief but ferocious battle with cancer. He left behind a wife, Stacy, and two young sons. There was no medical or life insurance, so the family is in desperate need of nances to help with nal and ongoing expenses. His relatives, the Owens and Kings on Auburn Road, request any assistance you can provide. FESTIVAL VENDORS: The Hobo Festival Committee is taking applications from vendors for the Saturday, Oct. 8, Hobo Festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gene Clary Park, Laurel Hill. The free, family-oriented festival will have arts, crafts and food vendors, live musical entertainment, a car show, a live auction and free activities for children. Booth rentals are $25 for electric and $20 for nonelectric. Please call Nita Miller at 652-2217 or 546-0725 for an application or any questions. VOLUNTEERS ARE WANTED for the United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 22. Participants will work at several different locations in the Crestview area. The event will begin with breakfast at North Okaloosa Medical Center at 8 a.m., followed by assigned projects in the city. Lunch will be provided by the Crestview Womans Club. To participate, call Ronda Davenport at 2430315. SCOUTS, LEADERS WANTED: Holt/Baker Cub and Boy Scouts are looking for a few good leaders. For more information on Cub Scout Pack 523 (rst-fth grade boys), call Cubmaster Natalie Cooper at 537-8408 or visit http://pack532.webs.com. For more information on Boy Scout Troop 532, call Scoutmaster Max Cooper at 537-3372 or visit the Facebook page for Boy Scout Troop 532. ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Knights of Columbus will host a 4:308 p.m. spaghetti supper fundraiser Sept. 17 at their 701 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview hall. Dinners are $7 per adult, $5 per preteen and free for preschoolers. They include meatballs and all the trimmings, dessert and a beverage. NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING: A certied nursing assistant preparatory course will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 27-Dec. 15, by the American Red Cross. The training costs $1,250 and includes the state exam fee, a background check and scrubs. Students meeting specic criteria can be eligible for a scholarship. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: The Ladies Auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus is having its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Oct. 1. Interested craftsmen, artisans and vendors wanting to rent a table for $25 may contact Sally at 689-1631 after 6:30 p.m. CLASS OF REUNION: Crestview Highs 1976 graduates are planning an Oct. 28 and 29 reunion for homecoming. To attend, contact Kenny Rogers at 689-7177 or rogersk1@ mail.okaloosa.k12..us. 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. Beds do not have to be new, just in good condition. If you have beds to donate, please 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: Sept. 4, Knights of Columbus, 550 Adams Road, Crestview, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7, Paxton School, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10, Marquis Cinema 10, Crestview, 3-8 p.m. Free movie ticket for all donors. Sept. 13, Crestview High School, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14, Baker School, 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Sept. 18, First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Ave., Crestview, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Laurel Hill School, 8 a.m. to 2 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 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. 6512460 IN LOVING MEMORY OF Mary Ann Balzen February 2, 1929 September 3, 2010 I f roses grow in Heaven Lord please pick a bunch for us. Place them on our Mothers arms and tell her theyre from us. Tell her we Love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Because remembering her is easy, we do it every day, but there is an ache within our hearts that will never go away. Mama and Granny, we love you and miss you. Lucy, Lamar, Missy, Crystal, and Nathan MAIN OFFICE 1301 Industrial Drive Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-5111 DOWNTOWN MOTOR BANK 385 North Spring St. Crestview, FL 32536 850-682-5112 SOUTHSIDE OFFICE 2541 S. Hwy 85 Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-3111 www.fnbcrestview.com YourHometownBankSince1956! Your Hometown Bank Since 1956! 2037315 St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 850-678-1298 2055841 Worship Schedule Sept. 4 One Service, 10:00 a.m. Starting Sept 11 SPARK 9:30 a.m. www.stpaulniceville.com BonreJam lineup nalized By Paula Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org BonreJam 2011s con cert lineup is nalized. Be fore Josh Turners perfor mance, the Dec. 10 event will feature Lee Brice and Jamey Johnson. BonreJam 2011s executive producer, Joe Lewis, announced the re mainders of the all-star country music performers Wednesday. Lee Brices current hit, Love Like Crazy, holds the record for the longest chart run achieved in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He has been on the 2011 CMT On Tour through out the country with his new release, Beauti ful Every Time. The singer-songwriter has co-written songs with Garth Brooks, Tim Mc Graw, Jason Aldean and Randy Montgomery. Johnson made his country music debut in 2005 with The Dollar, from the album of the same name. His second album contained the sin gles In Color and High Cost of Living. With In Color, he won the 2009 Academy of Coun try Musics Song of the Year award and the Coun try Music Associations Song of the Year award. His songs Macon and Bad Angel (his collabo ration with Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert) were nominated for last Februarys 53rd annual Grammy Awards. In its second year, BonreJam is a Joe Lewis Company produc tion held in Chumuckla in conjunction with its an nual Redneck Parade and Festival. General admission and premium tickets for Bon reJam 2011 are avail able at Pen Air Federal Credit Union locations. Tickets go on sale online Sept. 13. OCSO plans DUI saturation patrol Special to the News Bulletin Labor Day weekend represents a time of fun and relaxation for Okaloo sa County residents and visiting tourists. Road ways will be full of people planning to celebrate the end of the summer. There is also an in creased risk of crashes and crash-related injuries or fatalities. The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce will be implementing a DUI satu ration patrol this Labor Day weekend to nd and arrest impaired drivers and remove them from roadways. Deputies will also focus on reckless and aggressive drivers. Some of the common causes of crashes are speeding, following too closely, running red lights, making unsafe lane chang es, careless driving, ag gressive driving and driv ing under the inuence. The sheriffs ofce asks that drivers obey the speed limit, drive with pa tience and tolerance for other drivers, dont text and drive, drive defensive ly, wear a safety belt and make sure children are using appropriate child re straints. The sheriffs ofce also asks those who plan to drink and party this week end to use a taxi or desig nated driver to get home and to plan for a safe ride home before attending a party. Unsafe or impaired drivers can be reported by calling the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce at 651-7400 or 689-5705, or 911 if it is an emergency. Whats HAPPENING The Crestview News Bulletin is now on facebook.com www.facebook.com/crestview.bulletin friends friends lets be lets be
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Former board mem ber Eddie Alford, who sat on the board in 2009 when that rate increase was approved, said, how ever, he opposes the in crease this time. The rate increase shot down in 2009 would have raised residential rates by about $5 a year and annual commercial as sessments by about $16. Alford called the in crease this year on re assessments for unap proved land excessive and said it would place a burden on area timber farms. If we price them out, they will just go some where else, Alford said. I just feel like, with the economy at rock bottom right now, this is not a good thing. The Dorcas Fire Dis tricts board of commis sioners met Thursday night, after the News Bulletin deadline. INCREASE from page A1 Carl Davis posted a picture of The Rocket, a metal slide of intimidating height that scorched legs in the hot summer sun. Food was a favorite remembrance. The Foun tain City Pharmacy had the best grilled-cheese sandwich and milkshakes, one poster said. Another maintained that the ladies at Richbourg School made incredible hot yeast rolls. Coney Islands hamburg ers a bag of eight for $1 were well remem bered. Other topics on the Facebook page include teachers who taught at Crestview High; telephone numbers for Crestview that once started with MU; the old Boarding House on Wilson Street; Kennedy berglass boats built on Brock Avenue; and the Fox Theatre on Main Street. Many remembered Un cle Bill Lundy Floridas last known Civil War vet roller-skating at Joes skating rink or buying bait at Rileys bait shop. There was Jimmy Pen tons Grocery store on 90 West, on the right past Whitehurst Funeral Home, just before Cannons Mo tel and Hollands Motel, where you could buy gro ceries on credit and have them delivered to your door, one poster recalled. I love getting on there and reading the comments people leave about things they remember as well, Senseney said. FACEBOOK from page A1 Coney Island restaurant, a xture in downtown Crestview that has been serving residents since 1947, was fondly recalled by many on a Facebook page titled, You grew up in Crestview if you remember. COURTESY OF S HANE S ENSENEY Because Padgett knew that his comrades in the 7th Special Forces would relocate to Northwest Florida, Penton said, the venue for the presentation ceremony was particularly apropos. The location is just perfect, she said. Tim knew he would always return to the area, and being attached to the 7th Special Forces would be just the bomb. Tim made us very proud, very proud of our military, Penton said. The painting brings him home here, so Tim will always be part of the 7th Special Forces. On May 8, 2007, Padgett and his comrades were on patrol in Upper Helmand province, a hotbed of Taliban insurgent activity. The civilian population cowered in fear of the Taliban and in suspicion of the Americans. The best way to change the local mindset was to confront the enemy, Lt. Col. Robert Kirila, commander of the 1st Battalion, said. Surprised by a Taliban ambush, Padgetts unit fought back as round after round thumped against the side of their armored vehicles. Most exposed was Padgett, who manned the turret gun. Tim died, nger on the trigger, the smell of cordite in the air, Kirila said. Though he no longer mans a turret, he is always among us. He praised Padgett as a funlovin, good ol boy from Florida, who, because of his Southern accent, was affectionately nicknamed Heehaw by his fellow soldiers, a name he had the good sense and good nature to live with. He gave everybody a sense of pride, Padgetts friend and comrade Sgt. 1st Class Valentino Dezaldivar said. Tims good spirit could bring anyone to a smile or a grin. Padgetts own broad smile and easygoing manner were two of the strongest attributes praised by his family and friends, and were what Taylor said he tried most to capture in the portrait he painted. The portrait arrived locally in the hold of an American Airlines ight, the ofcial airline of the American Fallen Soldiers Project, which does not charge for the service. The portrait is the last thing loaded, Taylor said. It is announced on the plane. We do that to establish a sense of pride on the aircraft. It was a wonderful thing when people broke out in applause on that plane. Taylor said that after meeting with those who knew, respected and loved the fallen heroes whom he paints, he prays that God will make each brushstroke a tribute to his subjects, then develops an intimate relationship with the soldier as he works on each portrait. For about 80 hours over a two-week period, he immerses himself in creating each work of art. Sometimes the conversations are not too good between me and the soldier, Taylor said. But in this case, it was all about that smile that bigger-than-life smile that lled his whole face. He had a spirit of happiness and joy. After his remarks, Taylor invited Penton and Jones to the stage, where an honor guard anked the boxed portrait. A lone piper played Amazing Grace as the portrait was reverently withdrawn and placed on an easel. To a burst of applause, the women embraced the artist and each other as their son and brother smiled broadly back at them from within the frame. Sgt. Tim Padgett had come home. To learn more about the American Fallen Soldiers Project, visit www.AmericanFallen Soldiers.com.B R I AN HU G HES | News Bulletin Crestview residents Tom Moody, retired from the 82nd Airborne Division and Army Rangers, and his wife, Carol, greet Sgt. Tom Padgetts mother, Glenda Penton, left, after the unveiling of her sons portrait. PORTRAIT from page A1 It was all about that smile that bigger-than-life smile that lled his whole face. He had a spirit of happiness and joy. Phil T aylor, the artist behind the American Fallen Soldiers Project
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Thanks for all your business! 194 E. Redstone Ave. Suite A Crestview, Florida 32539 Phone 850-689-6705 Fax 850-689-6709 By Brian Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org The name Alexander Houston probably wont ring a bell to most Crestview residents, but chances are a good segment of the citys northern population has encountered him. Hes the familiar guy hoong up and down the sidewalk most afternoons in front of the Little Caesars pizza shop on North Ferdon Boulevard playing a plastic guitar. Properly, the heavy gauge coroplast guitar is called a shaker board, and Houstons position is called a shaker boarder. A Pensacola transplant, Houston is quick to smile when asked about his unusual job. Its not a job I ever thought Id be doing, Houston said, giving a wave to a passing car that tooted cheerfully back. Its good to see people appreciate what you do. I try to get people to laugh. They see the goofy guy walking up and down, and they laugh. Hes out there for two hours at a time, and then he comes in and cools off awhile, Little Caesars store manager Brandon Severns said. We get a lot of comments about him. People say it (his job) really does help, Houston said. They say, I never knew there was a pizza place around here. Houstons MP3 player sets the beat for his lively gait and occasional air guitar riffs and helps explain why no matter when in each two-hour shift a driver encounters him, he always seems to be moving to a lively beat. Techno and Japanese electronica are among his favorite genres. Im one of those guys who listens to music from other cultures, Houston said. Houston said he doesnt mind the hot, sultry Panhandle summer days, but he prefers marching his beat in cooler weather. In the cold weather you can at least bundle up, and it doesnt drain your energy, he said. Its an interesting job, Houston said. Its a job where people actually pay attention to you. I got my techno going on, and I got the beat going on. By Brian Hughes email@example.com The Crestview City Coun cil Aug. 22 meeting began with a heartfelt recognition of Crestview Police Depart ment sponsors of this years Special Olympics Law En forcement Torch Run. This year in our local torch run, we were able to raise $5,000 for the athletes, Chief Brian Mitchell said. Mitchell cited the sup port of major sponsors including the Crestview Publix and Walmart stores, Heroes Express, Body Be Healthy, Ryans Family Steakhouse and the Destin Bass Pro Shop. Not only do we appre ciate it, but all this money goes right to the athletes, Mitchell said. Mitchell, assisted by Maj. Joseph Floyd, one of the Special Olympics biggest local proponents, distrib uted plaques to the differ ent merchants. They also praised several members of the police department for their enthusiastic assis tance during the torch run and the Crestview Special Olympics games. A lot of work goes into it, a lot of weekends and a lot of days off, Mitchell said of his ofcers volunteerism, praising Sgt. Bryan Lew is and investigators Tim White, Pierre Batiste and Marsha Barnett, who were in attendance. Among the most appre ciative audience members applauding the ofcers was Kenneth Olsen, a local Spe cial Olympian, who braved the rain and lightning to complete the May 30 torch run with his friends in the police depart ment. Special to the News Bulletin District 1 Rep. Greg Evers, R-Baker, will serve on a new state committee that will look at child protec tion laws in Florida. In a direct response to concerns raised by the Casey Anthony trial about the fate of children in the state, Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced the creation of a Select Commit tee on Protecting Floridas Children to be chaired by Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart. A Senate spokeswoman said the committee was being created because the presidents ofce heard from members of the Sen ate and concerned Florid ians that the Senate should further examine whether changes in child protection laws are needed. In addition to Negron, Haridopolos, R-Merritt Is land, appointed Sen. Arthe nia Joyner, D-Tampa, vice chairwoman. The other members of the commit tee will be Evers, R-Baker, Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Mi ami, and Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale. This select committee will be charged with exam ining the various policy op tions that are available to further advance the protec tion of Floridas children, a statement from the pres idents ofce stated. The Florida Senate will discuss these options as a legislative body, and then determine whether changes need to be made to current Florida law. Bev Lilley comes to Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center each month with hand-crocheted shawls for the birthday ladies in residence. They appreciate her labor of love, as many of the residents used to crochet themselves. Lilley gladly accepts yarn donations. Call 682-1391 to donate your yarn. Anyone wishing to tour or volunteer may call Shoal Creeks activity director, Angela Sparks, at 689-3146. Crestviews guitar man Familiar shaker boarder marches to his own beat MAXIME QUEMENER | News Bulletin Alexander Houston is the familiar guitar man who paces up and down the sidewalk outside the north Crestview Little Caesars pizza place. P A YING IT FOR W ARD A T SHOAL CREEK MAXIME QUEMENER | News Bulletin Mayor David Cadle, left, joins Crestview Police Department volunteers who support the citys Special Olympics. From left are Maj. Joseph Floyd, Investigator Marsha Barnett, Sgt. Bryan Lewis, Investigator Tim White, Investigator Pierre Batiste and Chief Brian Mitchell. Special Olympics supporters hailed Evers to serve on child protection committee PHOTOS SPE C IA L TO TH E N E WS B U LL E T IN Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center patient Sherry Elwood donated hair to the Locks of Love program.
Crestview News Bulletin | A5 Saturday, September 3, 2011 Roy Oswald tells this story from his own lifeWhen I was a young boy, age six, growing up in rural Saskatchewan, my two older brothers and I would often decide to walk home from school over the elds, rather than along the road. It was shorter, to be sure, but occasionally we would come upon enormous thistle patches. I cannot remember seeing anything like it since, but those thistle patches sometimes used to extend for a half mile or more. In places the prickly patches would be 50 feet to 100 feet wide in other places 10 to 20 feet. The rest of the eld, lying fallow in summer, was tilled soil. We rarely wore shoes to school in the summertime, hence our dilemma: how to cross these thistle patches in bare feet. We did have the choice of walking around them, but, since it was the end of the day, we were all tired and hungry. We were anxious to get home. Mother usually had a snack treat for us to tide us over till supper. To walk around the patch would take us way out of our way. The other option was to back up and run through the narrowest part at full speed. Being the youngest with the least speed and the smallest leg span I always objected. I was usually overruled, however, by my two other brothers, who would then each take me by one hand and run me through the thistle patch. I can still vividly remember the experience: running full speed in bare feet across 20 feet of prickly thistles, yelping in pain all the way through. When the three of us reached the black soil on the other side, we would immediately hit the dirt and start pulling out the few thistle ends that stuck in our feet. I had four briars get me how many did you get? was a sample of our post agony conversation. Can you imagine doing that? I, for one, would not willingly run through that kind of vegetation. I have a hard enough time stepping on a sandspur; nasty little things. Like Oswald, I would much rather take the long way around to avoid the pain. There are times in life, however, when we cannot avoid painful situations. They are inevitable. How we deal with them will make a huge difference in their eventual outcome. To try to take the long way around a situation may help avoid the pain of a situation, but by trying to avoid it does not make it go away. The situation and circumstances will still be there. To try to take the fastest way through the pain may make dealing with it shorter, but may still leave unresolved issues. It seems to me the best way to deal with painful and hurtful situations in life are to face them head on, in all honesty and truth. This certainly is not the easiest thing to do. It is certainly not the shortest way of handling an issue. It is, however, the best way to work through it. Twenty years ago, a man who was in the process of trying to heal his marriage after a time of infidelity confided to me how difficult and painful it was to work toward reconciliation. He told of his prayers seeking healing. Each time, God answered those prayers. But the answer was not good, happy feelings. God answered that prayer by allowing another deep, penetrating, painfully honest conversation with his spouse. That was the only way reconciliation could be attained. By not avoiding the pain, by not trying to rush through the healing process, by not trying to circumvent what was needed for reconciliation, the marriage was saved. This gentleman recently contacted me to let me know he and his wife were going to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. He recounted the healing that had taken place in his relationship with his wife, saying it was a painful process almost unbearably so at times. (They worked on the healing process intensely for two years.) But, he said, it was well worth it. He came to realize his wife was and is Gods gift to him. When going through difcult times it is important to remember to rely on God, to remember Gods presence, to depend on Gods strength. God has promised to be with you in every circumstance. Gods promise says, When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through re you shall not be burned, and the ame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Dont run through the thistles. Dont circumvent the issue. Face it head on with God at your side. Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Hill 8115 Fourth Street, Laurel Hill (6522164) and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 85 in the heart of Crestview. Sunday morning worship is at 9 in Laurel Hill and 11 in Crestview. Call 6822835, or visit online at www. rstpresbyterian-crestview. org. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Expires: September 30, 2011 6512851 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 Faith FROM THE PULPIT REV. MARK BROADHEAD From the Pulpit Avoiding painful situations isnt always best Church BRIEFS Please turn in your church announcements to the News Bulletin by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the Saturday issue. Joy Group You are invited to join the JOY Group for their first meet ing of 2011-2012 on Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a covered dish and at tend the Getting to Know You meeting. Mens Day New Hope Ministries of Lau rel Hill, Inc. will observe Mens Day Sunday Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Tommie Lewis of Mount Zion Baptist Church. All are in vited to attend. Dinner will be served. New Hope is located at 3038 New Ebenezer Road. For more information please call 652-2588. Pastor Earl Williams of New Hope will be the guest speaker at Lebanon Baptist Church Baker, on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. Live Oak 9/11 Service On Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m., Live Oak Baptist Church invites all Crestview police, firefighters, paramedics and military personnel to a special service in honor of their faith ful service to our community in remembrance of the 10th an niversary of 9/11. A carry-in (potluck) dinner will be held immediately after morning worship. The church is located at 4565 Live Oak Church Road, Crestview. For more informa tion, call 682-5160. Witness Assembly Large delegations of Jeho vahs Witnesses from a fourcounty area will attend a spe cial two-day assembly at the Marina Civic Center in Pana ma City Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4. In order to accommodate the more than 2,000 Witnesses in the area, the program will also be held on Sept. 10 and 11. The scriptural theme for the annual gathering will be, Let Gods Name Be Sanctified. The sessions will begin each day at 9:40 a.m. Attendance is free and no collections are taken. For more information, call Scott Hatton at 217-3032 or Richard Wintz at 547-4497. Fabulous Fridays Everyone is invited to Fab ulous Fridays at Gene Clary Park, located on New Ebene zer Road in Laurel Hill. Each Friday in September, Pastor Duke Barrow is hosting a free cookout and gospel sing ing. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and join them. Food will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with singing starting at 7 p.m. Featured guests are: Sept. 2 Jonathan and Becky McCullough Sept. 9 Rick MaHarrey and Judah Sept. 16 John and Sue Bar row and Travis Wilson Sept. 23 Rick MaHarrey and Judah. The event will close Sept. 30 with a camp meeting service featuring special music, as well as a dynamic message by Pas tor Barrow. If you are interested in help ing with the event or if you have questions, please call 255-6910 or visit www.truegracefellow ship.org. FWB Aglow The Thursday, Sept. 8 Aglow meeting will be held at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. The guest speaker is Joni Ames. Coffee and fellowship begin at 9:30, followed by the 10 a.m. meeting. There will also be an eve ning meeting at 7 p.m. at the same location. For more information con tact Barbara Williams at 6781335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, September 3, 2011 6512152 2079293 Education Special to the News Bulletin School has started, and Cub Scouts are looking for all boys who enjoy shing, hitting an ar chery or gun target, and sit ting around the campre with all of their friends. Cub Scouts offers this and more! Boys in rst through fth grade are eligible to join the Cub Scout program. It is one of many ways to teach your son lessons and values that he will be able to use through his life. Each elementary school will have a special night to introduce Cub Scouts to interested boys and par ents. Unless noted, the school nights all begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the school. If you cant attend one of the school nights or have a ques tion about the place and time of the meeting, please call to get your son registered. Contact John Weav er at 683-0330 for information on packs or troops in your area. Special to the News Bulletin MIAMI Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprot organization with a 16-year history of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships, men tors and hope to low-income and at-risk youths, will begin the second year of its innovative Leaders 4 Life Fellowship, a role model program that provides fund ing of college expenses for top student scholars across Florida. Last year, ve students across Florida were selected and recognized as the inau gural honorees of the Leaders 4 Life Fel lowship, including Angela Alford (Okaloo sa County), Michael Burris (Lee County), Valiece Long (Pinellas County), Maria Rincon (Broward County) and Ha Tran (Santa Rosa County). This year, another ve of Take Stock in Childrens leading high school seniors will be awarded the Leaders 4 Life Fellowship during the orga nizations annual state conference slated for Jan. 10, 2012, in Tallahassee. The re cipients will be highly motivated scholars who will be selected based on their demon stration of strong leadership skills, moral character and academic success. Students enrolled with Take Stock in Children are identied in middle and high school and sign a contract pledging to remain drugand crime-free, as well as maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or greater. All students who fulll these obligations and successfully com plete the Take Stock in Children program then receive full-tuition scholarships to a state college or university upon gradua tion. Take Stock in Children serves nearly 8,000 low-income and minority students in grades 6-12 annually throughout 67 coun ties in Florida. Take Stock in Childrens Leaders 4 Life Fellowship was created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation to provide nancial resources, services and support needed to ensure student success throughout college. The Leaders 4 Life Fellowship awards top Take Stock in Children students with a new laptop computer, leadership training and development, as well as funding up to $10,000 annually to cover the costs of hous ing, food, textbooks, supplies, transporta tion and other college-related expenses. The mission of this program is to enable these students to excel in a university en vironment by giving them the resources that empower them to develop their full potential as leaders for life. My family knows rst-hand that the transition to college is not always an easy one, and that is why we have partnered with Take Stock in Children to provide this very special fellowship, said Mark Asof sky, founder of the Asofsky Family Foun dation. We will be assisting with profes sional development, internship opportuni ties and more in an effort to ensure that these students achieve their dreams and become the next generation of great lead ers. The ultimate goal of this fellowship is to eliminate the nancial burdens nor mally associated with a post-secondary education and allow the students to de vote 100 percent of their attention to their studies and personal development, said Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, president/CEO of Take Stock in Children. We are excited to again offer our top-tier scholars across Florida this life-changing award opportu nity and plan to continue to grow this pro gram year after year to support even more of our deserving students. To learn more about Take Stock in Chil drens Leaders 4 Life Fellowship program or becoming a valued mentor or supporter, please call 888-322-4673 or visit www.take stockinchildren.org. By Paula Kelley email@example.com Facebook is the great est worst thing that ever happened to us, said Dexter Day, assistant principal of discipline for grades 9-11 at Crestview High School. It is great for communicating and yet causes more problems than you could ever imag ine. Day talks about high school-aged students and their need to be plugged in. Its todays easy ac cess to technology that makes kids feel like they have to be plugged in to their friends, he said. And although cellphones are not allowed on the school grounds, the words y between them before and after school in phone calls and texting, game tags, instant messaging, Facebook and Twitter, and some of those conversa tions are just mean. The meanness is coined as cyberbullying, and the action is common among youth. However, legislation and awareness campaigns have risen on the state and national lev els to combat it. In 2005, a 15-year-old Cape Coral boy hung him self in his closet as a result of three years of cyberbul lying. In 2008, the Florida Legislature adopted an anti-bullying law. The law, the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, prohibits bullying and harassment of any public K-12 student or em ployee and requires pub lic schools to adopt mea sures to protect students and employees from the physical and psychologi cal effects of bullying and harassment. Suicides in high school-aged students are reported nationwide annually, and notes left by these children are often related to Facebook cyber bullying. Its been at least eight years ago, but we had a huge bullying incident here at the school, said Greg Porch, CHS school resource ofcer and Oka loosa County Sheriffs Of ce deputy. The boys in volved were athletes, and it started with words back and forth between them for several days. One of the boys brought a gun to the school grounds and was going to stop his bully. Of course he was stopped, but in his young mind, that was the way to make the bullying go away. Bullying behavior is dened by the state as physical violence; direct attacks, such as hitting, threatening or intimidat ing; stalking; maliciously teasing or taunting; namecalling; making sexual or racial remarks; stealing or damaging belongings; pub lic humiliation; or indirect attacks such as spreading rumors or encouraging others to reject or socially exclude someone. These students read and react to the garbage that is posted on Facebook walls, Day said. And while there are some good uses for Facebook like the school is going to have a Facebook page to com municate better with the community the bicker ing that they do on their pages always spills over into the school. When it spills over into the school that is when we have to become involved. And that is about 99.9 percent of the time once it starts. Weve seen all kinds. Most com mon is where boy breaks up with girl and the girl posts things about the new girlfriend that are not true, and then somebody is crying in the halls and disrupting the school day. And they are here to learn not conduct drama and spread that drama. We get to the bottom of the trouble in a hurry though, Day added. We get it early, and we get the ones who start it and the ones who stir the pot a phone call with parents or after-school detention and Saturday school is not what any of them want and it starts there. What I want them to learn from the whole cyberbully thing is that you dont have to like everybody in life, but you do have to be fair and respect them even if you dont like them. The Okaloosa County School Board policy for disciplinary action on the offense is that the school facilitates a conference call with the parents, stu dent and a disciplinary action faculty representa tive. If the action persists, the student is suspended from school. If no resolu tion is reached and the negative behavior con tinues, the student is dis missed for multiple days and a possible move to alternative placement is forthcoming. It does get really ugly online and texting, Porch said. I have seen kids tell other kids, You should just die, and that is something that stays with these kids. Thats how the state law came into being. Boys just kept pushing and demor alizing the Cape Coral boy until he killed himself. Porch said many times it is just kids being kids, and that clothing and hair choices are often the topic of the negative postings. He explained how teens have been caught making fake Facebook accounts and luring other teens into situations where nude, or partially nude, photos have been exchanged, and students have been lured into lewd communications with adults posing as teen agers. He said bullying comes in all degrees and bullying has been around as long as people could beat up other people on the playground and take their lunch money. The Internet and cell phones just make com munication immediate, and you often cant just re tract what you say, and to kids, once you hit the send button it is a done deal, Porch said. Some of them dont think twice when they start something with someone else. It used to be passing notes, whisper ing, an unnoticed push in the hallways and writing on the bathroom walls. Now its in cyberspace and spreads like wildre. This is supposed to be their safe haven to come to school undisturbed and better themselves with their education for a great life, Porch said. We have to keep it undisturbed for them to have the peace to learn. SPEC IA L TO THE NEW S BULLET IN Inaugural Leaders 4 Life Fellowship honorees Valiece Long, Angela Alford, Ha Tran, Michael Burris and Maria Rincon. 5 more will be Leaders 4 Life Is your son a future Cub Scout? Cyberbullies, beware
Local Crestview News Bulletin | A7 Saturday, September 3, 2011
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A white male with brown hair and green eyes, he is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. His last known address was on McFarlan Avenue in Fort Walton Beach. KENNETH MARION WEBSTER, 33, is wanted for burglary and larceny. A white male with brown hair and blue eyes, he is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. His last known address was on Dads Road in Milligan. Anybody with information about the whereabouts of these or any other wanted individuals may contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (863-8477) or toll-free at 1-888-654-TIPS. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous while still receiving cash rewards. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $1,000 for information that solves crimes, leads to the apprehension of wanted fugitives, or results in the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics. Crime Stoppers is a non-prot 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. Photographs of other wanted individuals are available at www.emerald coastcrimestoppers.com. Walton County Crime Stoppers Crime Stoppers of Walton County, Inc. requests the publics assistance in locating six bronze statues that were stolen Aug. 27 or Aug. 28 from Christian International Church, 5200 East U.S. Highway 98, Santa Rosa Beach. The statues weigh several hundred pounds, range in height from 3 to 7 feet, and are part of the churchs outdoor water fountain. The bronze statues are described as: children on a swing; children climbing a ladder; children climbing a ladder and reaching for a coconut; two lions; and two dolphins (one statue). If you have any information on this crime or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-718TIPS (8477) or your local law enforcement ofce. Remember, you do not have to give your name or appear in court, and you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. New scams reported Area residents have notied the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce of two new scams. A Niceville resident got a hand-addressed envelope with a check from Maddox Marketing Sweepstakes for nearly $1,000. Of course the deal was to involve him sending them money, and then he could get even more, from the sweepstakes deal. A Bluewater Bay resident got a phone call about her Social Security health card and the need to get a new one. The caller, who knew her name and address, then began asking for personal information, including bank account numbers. The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce wants citizens to know that e-mail, phone, and mail scams are widespread. Never give out personal information over the phone when you get unsolicited contacts. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Scam attempts can be reported to the OCSO Fraud Hotline at 6517674. Crime ALERTS Law Enforcement A8 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, September 3, 2011 DANIEL ARTHUR KENNETH WEBSTER By Katie Tammen Florida Freedom Newspapers FORT WALTON BEACH Two Crestview men have been charged with shooting a teenager Tuesday night, according to police. Jeremy R. Bess, 17, was own to Sacred Heart Hos pital in Pensacola and was expected to survive, said Capt. Darrell Bruhn with the Fort Walton Beach Po lice Department. Police arrested Ian Moreno, 21, and Devantae Coleman, 18, of Crestview, in connection with the shooting. Both have been charged with armed robbery, at tempted murder and pos session of a rearm by a convicted felon, according to police. According to reports, Moreno and Coleman be gan planning to rob Bess Tuesday afternoon. After getting a ride with another person, Moreno contacted Bess on their way to Fort Walton Beach and made up a story about a robbery they were plan ning at a local hotel that would get them 160 Lortab pills, his arrest report said. Moreno told Bess they would need a gun for the robbery. After they picked him up they stopped at another location so Bess could get the gun, according to re ports. While Bess was out of the vehicle getting a Tau rus automatic handgun, Moreno and Coleman talk ed about how they were going to rob him, accord ing to reports. When he returned with the gun, the group went to Seabreeze Inn on U.S. Highway 98 in Fort Wal ton Beach. After they ar rived, Bess gave the gun to Moreno. Moreno and Coleman then left the vehicle and acted like they were going to commit the robbery, po lice reported. After they returned the group began heading east on U.S. 98. Bess, who was in the back seat with Moreno, became angry when they didnt have any Lortabs, reports said. Moreno then pointed the gun at Bess and a scuf e began. As Moreno and Bess struggled, Coleman, who was in the front seat, pulled out another gun and shot the teenager as he said, Give it up, police reported. Bess, who had been shot through the arm and chest, said he would give Coleman and Moreno whatever they wanted if they didnt kill him. He later told police he gave them $600, Bruhn said. After giving up the cash, Bess ended up stripping down to his underwear and eeing to a nearby Whata burger restaurant, where employees contacted po lice about 9:30 p.m. Okaloosa County sher iffs deputies later stopped a Ford Explorer carrying Moreno, Coleman and an other man on State Road 85 just south of State Road 123. After they were de tained, the men told police what had happened, ac cording to reports. In addition to charges stemming from the shoot ing, Moreno is wanted on warrants from Alabama for escape and failure to appear in court. The driver of the Ex plorer denied knowing what Moreno and Cole man were planning and likely will not face charges, Bruhn said. Right now we dont have reason to believe the driver knew what was going to happen, Bruhn said. Crestview men charged in shooting IAN MORENO DEV ANT AE COLEMAN By Michael Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org Crestview resident Thomas Stacey McDonald, 44, of Crestview, was sen tenced in August to seven years in federal prison for the theft of $7,000 in merchandise from the U.S. Air Force Exchange Service on Eglin Air Force Base. McDonald was indicted in April for felony theft of government property af ter he was caught steal ing about $1,200 worth of merchandise from the ex change service, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. The stolen items includ ed multiple video game players, a microwave and bottles of liquor, according to the press release. The seven-year sen tence imposed by U.S. District Judge Lacey Collier was twice the ad visory sentencing guide lines range. At the sentencing, Col lier noted McDonalds extensive criminal his tory and the fact that Mc Donald had served time in Floridas state prison system on seven prior oc casions. McDonald was on state probation and had been released from in carceration only two and one half months when he began stealing from the exchange, Collier noted. Following his release from federal prison, McDonald will serve three years on federal supervised release, during which time he will have to pay the $7,259 in restitution that he owes to the U.S. Air Force Ex change Service. McDonalds wife is also accused of stealing less than $1,000 from the Air Force Exchange Service at Eglin Air Force Base and faces a misdemeanor theft charge. The members of our United States military serve this country fear lessly and with honor, ev eryday of their lives, and theft from United States military bases will not be tolerated, U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh said. The case was prosecut ed by Assistant U.S. At torney Tiffany H. Eggers and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and U.S. Air Force Capt. Carl John Grivner. Crestview resident sentenced to 7 years
6512808 Real Estate Crestview News Bulletin | A9 Saturday, September 3, 2011 Special to the News Bulletin Nearly every state has experienced res that rage out of control in the landscape. While the largest and most devastating burn in the West, res also spread in the East and South where suburb meets country, or housing development meets conservation land. Homeowners can protect their properties in two ways: designing and maintaining a landscape that discourages res and building with ame-re sistant materials. Fires need fuel, such as dead trees, shrubs and grasses, Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, staff ar borist with the Tree Care Industry Association, said. While no landscape is reproof, there are steps you should take to reduce the danger. The Tree Care Industry Association offers these tips for your landscape to combat wild res. If you are in a wildre re-prone area, reduce the amount of fuel around your home. Your land scape needs an area of reduced fuels between your home and undeveloped land. This provides enough distance between a building and a re to ensure that your home will more likely survive without reghters. All dead branches that may hang over the roof should be removed. Leaves, needles and other dead vegetation should not be allowed to build up on the roof or in gutters. In parts of the country where wildres are rare, an area of well-irrigated vegetation should extend at least 30 feet from your home on all sides. In high-hazard areas, a clearance of between 50 and 100 feet or more might be necessary espe cially on downhill sides of the lot. Further from the house, install low-growing shrubs. When planting trees, space them at least 10 feet apart. A professional arborist should be contacted to remove larger broken or dead limbs higher in the tree. Careful pruning preserves a trees appear ance, enhances structural integrity and assists in the plants ability to resist re. The lower limbs of tall shade trees should be pruned 6 feet above the ground. Beyond 100 feet from the house, dead wood and older trees should be removed or thinned by qualied profes sionals. As a general rule, the healthier the tree, the more likely it is to survive a re, Andersen ex plained. In addition to pruning, a professional arborist can recommend fertilization, soil man agement, disease treatment or pest control mea sures to promote healthy trees. Landscape design and maintenance are also important factors in a homes survival. For more information visit www.treecaretips. org. Dont fuel the re Last week I ew out of Atlanta beside a young lady the age of my daughter. Very shortly after we sat down, she told me that she had been trying to call a real estate lawyer in South Florida for several days and had not gotten a return phone call. I assured her that I am the only real estate lawyer in Florida, and that somehow I had missed her call. With that introduction, there was no reason for her to believe anything else I was going to say, but she proceeded to tell me the problem anyway. Here is the story I heard: She and her husband are well educated. Both have advanced degrees and both had been employed in the space industry at Cape Kennedy. When the space race wound down, they both were able to locate high paying jobs elsewhere, but they had purchased a home in Florida in 2003 for $300,000. The house is worth about $200,000 today. They now live in another state, in a rental apartment with their two young children. Their Florida home is occupied by a renter, and they lose $800 a month after making the mortgage payment. They have a perfect credit score. Their family is growing and they want to get out of the apartment. Now the question: what should this couple do? For too many, that is the most gut-wrenching issue facing this thirty-something generation, and because they are our children, the problem is ours as well. This couple is about to start life not only with educational loans to repay, but with a $100,000 penalty caused solely by participating in the economy exactly as we encouraged them to do. Carolyn and I bought our rst home in Fort Walton Beach for $25,000; we sold it three years later for double that. We did that three or four times over the course of 10 years or so and the real estate market treated us very well. But this couple has tried the same thing with exactly the reverse effect. The question to parents, real estate professionals and lawyers, is: do we have an answer? These young people are not druggies, wild-haired liberals, or angry conservatives; they are responsible parents in their own right who worked hard to get the education we espoused, and who followed our very pattern. When I teach classes, I start by stating the problem, as here. Then I ask for the answer, and I ask it again now. What do we tell them? To begin, for a buyer, the real estate market has never been better. But if we arent careful, we will invite non-resident investors with cash to buy the future that otherwise belongs to our children. We know the value of this home will not come back in time to resurrect this young family during their most productive years. While some disagree, I consider the real estate market to be the foundation of the entire economy. If we have no answer to this young couple, then the economy weve created fails not only ourselves, but our children as well. My answer is not a panacea, and its results wont be fully known for several years, but it is this: nd the house you want to buy and take advantage of the best buyers market, and the best mortgage market, youre ever likely to know. You dont have to steal an existing home, or a new one, you just have to make a deal at current prices. If you do, you will have done exactly that which successful stock market investors do when they have a loss. You will have purchased an almost certain gain to set off against a certain loss. You may not come out even, but you will recover a good deal of the equity youve lost. Dont judge harshly everyone who has overmortgaged property. Some are there because they mortgaged real property to buy consumer items. Those people need discipline and they need to never again mortgage their home for consumer items. But others, such as the couple in this example, and people who have lost jobs, become ill, or signed comeon mortgage packages that never should have been marketed, arent guilty of anything. Mostly they arent even guilty of having poor judgment. In my example, I told this person that I thought she and her husband ought to get back in the market, if they can. How to do that is a whole separate article, or even a book. But youll never get there if you dont start. First they will have to decide whether they qualify to nance a second home while they still own the rst. If they can, they should. Their interest rate will be better than it will ever be if they can nance while they have an excellent credit score. As soon as they can, without selling for a ridiculous price, they should get rid of the rst house. Its value may inch back, but the wait will be long and painful. Unfortunately, mortgage companies wont talk to their borrowers unless they are several months in default, so be prepared to get the companys attention by going into default, so they should do that, if necessary. Then short-sell the rst house, but deal with the unpaid balance. Sometimes you can do that with pennies on the dollar, if youre prepared to pay cash. If not, come to a deal with the mortgage company in some way that doesnt affect your nancial future, if you can. My bottom line of this discussion is the hope that these young people not go through life paying a penalty they did not deserve. The answers may be different for each of them, and it may be that a real estate lawyer or responsible professional will be necessary. There are good lawyers and Realtors who have a sincere desire to help. Dont expect them to be free, or even inexpensive, but sticking your head in the sand will not make these problems go away. Deal with these issues actively so that they dont hang like a sword, waiting to fall. Get back on the horse. The ride aint over. Mike Chesser is a Board Certied Real Estate Attorney with Chesser & Barr, P.A. Same song, different verse MIKE CHESSER Special to the News Bulletin Malone Foshee Pitts with Re/Max Southern Realty recently completed a luxury home marketing training course offered by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and held at Re/Max University. The course covered such topics as demographics of the afuent, lifestyle segmentation, trends and amenities in todays luxury homes and creating a marketing plan for the multi-million dollar property. The course is a step towards earning the prestigious Certied Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation, which the institute awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market, said Laurie MooreMoore, author of the book, Rich Buyer, Rich Seller! The Real Estate Agents Guide to Marketing Luxury Homes. She is the developer of the course. For current information on the luxury market, contact Pitts at Re/Max Southern or send her an email at malonepitts@ gmail.com. Achievements: Pitts completes Realtor course
ClassifiedsA10| Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, September 3, 2011 Legal #120968 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.; 2011-CP-623 IN RE: The Estate of MARVIN G. DAVIS, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND HEIRS The administration of the estate of MARVIN G. DAVIS, SR. deceased, whose date of death was November 12, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, 101 James Lee Blvd., Crestview, Florida, 32536. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 27, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Stanley K. Luke, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0559024 P.O. Box 776 Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 682-1190 Personal Representative: Marvin Glenn Davis, Jr. 33 Fir Drive Trace Ocala, Florida 34472 8/27/11 9/3/11 Legal # 130345 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010 CC 002955 GOLF VILLAS AT REGATTA BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, V. JOY I. LAGRASSO and JOSEPH S. LAGRASSO, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2010 CC 002955 of the County Court in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, wherein Golf Villas at Regatta Bay Condominium Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and JOY I. LAGRASSO and JOSEPH S. LAGRASSO 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 13 day of a October, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: The Condominium Parcel known as Unit No. 202, phase 2 of Golf Villas at Regatta Bay, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 2288, Page 3945; as amended in Official Records Book 2292, Page 660; Official Records Book 2325, Page 660; and Amended and Restatedin Official Records Book 2325, Page 662; Official Records Book 2502, Page 4255 and re-recorded amendment as recorded in Official Records Book 2504,Page 399, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, subject to and in accordance with the covenants, conditions, restrictions, terms and provisions as set forth in said Declaration. 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 15 day of August, 2011. Don Howard, Clerk Circuit Court By Nancy Moxcey 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 8/27/11 9/3/11 Legal # 130344 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011 CC 000040 PALM COURT YACHT CLUB OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, v. TIMOTHY M. WILLIAMSON, Defendant, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2011,and entered in Case No. 2011 CC 000040 of the County Court in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, wherein Palm Court Yacht Club Owners Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY M. WILLIAMSON is Defendant 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 15 day of September, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Unit 303, Palm Court Yacht Club Condominium, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 2231, Page 1305, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida; together with all its appurtenances according to said Declaration. 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 15 day of August,2011. Don Howard, Clerk Circuit Court By Nancy Moxcey 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 8/27/11 9/3/11 Legal # 130341 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11-CP-784 IN RE: ESTATE OF RUFUS H. WEST, DECEASED. ANCILLARY NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the estate of RUFUS H. WEST deceased, whose date of death was June 29, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okaloosa County Courthouse, 101 East James Leo Boulevard, Crestview, Florida 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT 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. Date of the first publication of the Notice of Administration: August 27, 2011. JASON R. MOULTON 660 North Ferdon Boulevard, Suite A Crestview, Florida 32536 (850) 689-1474 PloridaBar No. 0150126 Attorney for Petitioner Personal Representative: SCOTT WEST 2610 Highway 21 Boise, Idaho 83716 8/27/11 9/3/11 Legal # 130340 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011 CC 001002 INDIAN LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONAT DESTIN, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, V. PAUL D. STEFFLER and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 10, 2011, and entered in Case No, 2011 CC 001002 of the County Court in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, wherein Indian Lake Homeowners Association at Destin, Inc. is Plaintiff, and PAUL D, STEFFLER is Defendant, 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 13th day of October, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Condominium Unit No. 267, Indian Lake, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, and all exhibits and amendments thereto, recorded in Official Records Book2671, Page 3647, and re-recorded in Official Records Book 2627,Page 3597, all of the public records of Okaloosa County, Florida; together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, as set forth in the Declaration of Condominium. 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 11 day of August, 2011. Don Howard, Clerk Circuit Court By: Nancy Moxcey 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 8/27/11 9/3/11
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CASE NO. 2011 CC 000055 PIRATES BAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, V. ARTHUR J. KANE, JR.; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2011, and entered in Case No, 2011 CC 000055 of the County Court in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, wherein Pirates Bay Community Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and ARTHUR J. KANE, JR. is Defendant, 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 15 day of September, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Condominium Parcel Unit No. B-101, Pirates Bay (Phase 1), a condominium, all as setforth in the Declaration of Condominium and exhibits annexed thereto and forming a part thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 1339, Page 370, as amended in Book 2009 Page(s) 765, 768, and 771, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Together with all of its appurtenances according to the Declaration of Condominium. 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) 5954400 at least 7 clays 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 15 day of August,2011. Don Howard, Clerk Circuit Court By Nancy Moxcey 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, Attorneys for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)664-2229 (850)664-7882 Fax 8/27/11 9/3/11 Legal #120974 PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Section 713.75, Florida Statues, there will be a public auction 10/3/2011 at 9:00AM for the following vehicles 04 Pontiac Grand Prix VIN#2G2WR52474122971 0 The auction will be held at 956 W. James Lee Blvd, Crestview, Fl 32536, Crestview Paint & Body has the right to turn down any and all bids. 9/3/2011 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. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. 2037459 Legal #130342 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11-CP-820 IN RE: ESTATE OF GENE HOWZE, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GENE HOWZE, deceased, whose date of death was May 29, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okaloosa County Courthouse, Crestview, Florida, 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE or THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT 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. Date of the first publication of the Notice of Administration: August 27, 2011. JASON R. MOULTON 660 North Ferdon Boulevard, Suite A Crestview, Florida 32536 (850) 689-1474 Florida Bal. No. 0150126 Attorney for Petitioner Personal Representative: CHRISTINA ALYSE BOWEN 6281 Holloway Road Baker, Florida 32531 8/27/11 9/3/11 Legal #120971 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 10-CP-1193 IN RE: ESTATE OF TERESA R. KOECHEL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of TERESA R. KOECHEL, deceased, File Number 10-CP-1193, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 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 served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including umnatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 September 3, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: SAMUEL M. PEEK 222 Government Street, Suite D Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1178 Florida Bar No.: 329010 Personal Representative: MARY ANN KOECHEL 23 South Wind Court Niceville, FL 32578 9/3/11 9/10/11 Legal #120970 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 11-CP-723 IN RE: ESTATE OF ARLENE D. CMEYLA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ARLENE D. CMEYLA, deceased, File Number 11-CP-723, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 James Lee Boulevard Crestview, FL 32536 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 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 served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 September 3, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: SAMUEL M. PEEK 222 Government Street, Suite D Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1178 Florida Bar No.: 329010 Personal Representa tive: GARY J. CMEYLA 300 Victoria Avenue, NW Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 9/3/11 9/10/11
Gators drop home opener By Randy Dickson randyd@crestview bulletin.com BAKER A malfunc tioning scoreboard might have been an omen of sorts for the home team as Bak er lost its volleyball home opener to Wal ton in straight sets by scores of 25-16, 25-13, 25-15. It didnt take long for the Braves (1-1) to take control of the match. Walton coach Mar la Harrell challenged her team after a veset loss to Arnold on Monday. I think they are clicking pretty good, she said. They stepped up and did the job tonight. I put a little pressure on them with the little de tails, and they stepped up to the plate and got done with it. Walton jumped to a quick 6-4 lead in the rst set of the match, and the Gators (1-1) never got any closer in dropping the rst set. Baker tried to turn things around in the second set as the Ga tors jumped in front 9-5. A kill by Allyson Huffman seemed to swing the momentum back in favor of the Braves as Walton went on a 7-1 run to move in front for good. Throughout the night, the twin-tower tandem of Huffman and Shalyn Bailey dominated things at the net. Bailey nished with a match-high 12 kills. Huffman added 11 kills and eight blocks. Sierra Conteras also made a strong contri bution at the net, pick ing up eight kills for the Braves. Walton broke the third set open early and coasted in for the win. As was the case throughout much of the match, Waltons power, coupled with Gator mistakes, proved to be too much for Baker to overcome. Katie Wickery led the Gators with ve kills. Laurie Steele added three kills. Tay lor Morgan had six as sists for Baker. Kathryn Quigg and Haley Wagner each had three aces for the Gators. Gator coach Tom miko Parks wouldnt use Waltons size as an excuse. We kind of got ourselves out of what we wanted to do, she said. Weve seen tall girls before. We never played our game. We were always trying to catch up, so we never got into our game. Once we dont get on it early, its sort of hard for us to dig our selves out of a hole. Walton won the JV match 2-1. Laurie Steele delivers a bump pass for the Gators. VOLLEYBALL SP O RT S www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, September 3, 2011 Page A12 News & NOTES SCHEDULE Tuesday High school volleyball Crestview at Niceville, JV 5 p.m./V 6 p.m. Laurel Hill at Pensacola Christian, JV 5 p.m./ V 6 p.m. JV football Flomaton at Baker, 6 p.m. Middle school football Baker at Walton, 6 p.m. BRIEFS 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 the FLGA is $20 annually. 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 $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, contact Randy Sims at 689-5914 or rsims@ okaloosa..us. Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament The Crestview Knights of Columbus Council 7968 will hold its annual golf tournament at Foxwood Country Club on Sept. 24. The tournament will start at 8 a.m. Cost of the tournament is $40 for Foxwood members and $45 for non members. Lunch will be catered by Uncle Bills. For more information, call Pat Quinn at 2251390. Gator middle schoolers taking shape By Randy Dickson email@example.com BAKER Heading into his rst season as the Baker middle school football coach, Steve Combest admitted to having more questions than answers as the season ap proached. Combest is no stranger to the Baker sidelines. The senior Gator coach, Combest volunteered for the job when varsity head coach and athletic director Matt Brunson asked him what he wanted to do this year. I told him coaching the young guys would be ne with me, because I knew he was going to kind of run the show with the varsity, Combest said. Im looking forward to working with the young guys. Combest was still trying to nd the right players as the season approached. He knew he had some players, but after a week of practice, the only two players who had nailed down a job were quarterback Jon Beck and center Alex Black. Weve got a bunch of kids that have never played football before, so it is going to be interesting to see, Combest said as the season approached. We had the rst day in pads Aug. 11, and we found out a little more about who are going to be the guys that will play for us, but it is still up for grabs. In addition to quarterback, Beck will play either safety or linebacker on defense. He is probably one of the toughest, most hard-nosed kids weve got, Combest said. One of the biggest problems facing the Baker middle school program, which is in its second year, is that many kids are still unaware that middle school football is an op tion. And as is the case in the rest of Okaloo sa County, the middle school team is open to seventhand eighth-graders only. We probably had some sixth-graders that would have come out that were big BAYA (Baker Area Youth Association) play ers, but we opted to hold it to seventhand eighth-graders, Combest said. We didnt want to open up that can of worms where we are trying to suit up a bunch of kids that would not be ready at that point. Combest said the middle school team will run a simplied version of the offense and defense of the varsity Gators. As far as the punt teams and the kick off coverage and that kind of thing, we are going to do basically what they do, he said. And then our offense and defense will be real similar to what they (the high school kids) do. But I may not use the numbering system (on play calling). I may just keep it simple. Ive always thought it was better to teach a kid the play instead of getting into some long, descrip tive call. Combest knows that many of the players are trying football for the rst time, and his goal is to teach them the game and make their football experience a good one. My goal is to make them more mentally tough and to teach them the fundamentals of the game and try to keep them interested, he said. You never know at this level which one is going to turn out to be a good player and which ones may not be a good player. At this stage of the game, its hard to tell. It is just trying to get them (to learn the game). You go out and run a play and they dont look very good, and the next week they look a little better. Thats a comforting feel ing to know you that you are making an im pact as far as teaching them the basic fun damentals. PHOTOS B Y RA N D Y DICK SON | News Bulletin A middle school quarterback gets ready to throw a pass at Meet the Gators Night. BELOW: A Gator middle school running back looks for open space during the scrimmage last month. PHOTOS B Y RA N D Y DICK SON | News Bulletin Taylor Morgan goes up for a set against Walton.