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Title: Crestview news bulletin
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Crestview news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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Place of Publication: Crestview Fla
Publication Date: 12-17-2011
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www.crestviewbulletin.com 50 TABLE OF CONTENTS Find us at www. facebook.com/ crestviewbulletin Follow us at twitter.com/ cnbulletin TWITTER FACEBOOK A Freedom paper read by 10,450 people every week By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com Sunday evening, Catie Suggs played Mary in her churchs living na tivity program. Wednesday afternoon she played a teen driver on her way to jail, facing 15 years in prison and countless thousands of dollars in nes and fees on charges of DUI and texting-while-driving result ing in a fatality. Fortunately, Caties trafc wreck was actually a staged accident pro duced by Baker School resource ofcer Dep uty Don Fountain at the sug gestion of the schools leader ship class. They wanted to do something special and they wanted to do it right before Christmas so its the last message the kids take with them before they break for the holiday, leadership teacher Denise See LESSONS A3 Below: Crestview High School student Courtney Nicaise portrays a DUI and texting-while-driving accident victim at the Baker School dont Drive In-TEXT-icated program. BRIA N HUGH ES | News Bulletin Saturday, DECEM B E R 17 2011 By Paula Kelley paulak@crestviewbulletin.com After spending three weeks in a burn unit in Mobile, Ala., after her face caught re during a routine surgery, Holt resident Kim Grice returned home. Wednesday morning, for the rst time since her or deal, Grice had a chance to wash her hair. She slow danced with her son Samuel, 3, to Luke Bryans song, I Dont Want This Night to End and sat in a rocker on her front porch to watch her dad rake leaves. She turned 30 today. Grice also looked in the mirror at her burned face without bandages for the rst time. On Nov. 29, Grice was undergoing surgery to have three cysts on her head bi opsied when a re erupted. A staff member at North Okaloosa Medical Center, which is afliated with the Crestview Surgery Center, has said that Grice was t ted with an oxygen mask and that the surgeon was using a cauterization tool to stop bleeding when the re broke out. She was taken by heli copter to Mobile and has been treated daily for the burns. Her three chil dren, Samuel, Emily, 5, and Cutter, 8, have been staying with Grices family members. My children called the hospital crying the other night, Grice said, turning away as tears welled up in her eyes. They wanted to spend the night in their own beds and I told the doc tor that my heart was bro ken. I think he let me come home for them. Kims mother, Ann Grice, said that she has seen a difference in her daughter since she came home. Ive seen the life come back into her pretty eyes, Ann Grice said. She had a heavy sadness in the burn center and I under stand after all she has gone through lately. But being back in her home, with her three babies all over her has brought the life back to her eyes. Kim Grices children helped their mother put up their Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Five days later Kim Grices ordeal began. I know that she did not know what was coming the next week but now that I look back on it, its like she was preparing for it, Ann Grice said. Kim Grice managed to buy one present each for her three children before the accident, while shop ping with her mother on Burn victim returns home Sobering lessons at Baker Dont drive in-TEXT-icated program involves multiple agencies By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com After ve months without a Crest view city clerk, the position will at last be lled on Jan. 3 when Elizabeth Betsy Roy will be sworn into ofce. Roy was selected from an initial eld of 13 applicants following a review of her application and an extensive interview before the city council. Roy, who is currently retail man ager of the Crestview Cracker Barrel restaurant and an active member of the Crestview Area Chamber of Com merce, will hold the clerks position for By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com With the busy holiday travel period fast approach ing, law enforcement and travel experts recommend advance planning to make trips go smoother. Motorists should leave early, be more vigilant on the road, and allow enough time for delays. Bring your vehicle reg istration, license and insur ance information, Crest view Police Department spokesman Lt. Andrew Schneider advised. Dont forget your cell phone, a ashlight with fresh bat teries and jumper cables. Always wear your seat belt, even on long trips. And bring a spare key for your car. Keep it in your pocket just in case. Letting folks know your progress during holiday travel, whether by phone or social media, helps ease anxiety, Schneider said. Notify family or friends on your location and prog ress, he said. Each time you get gas is a good time to call. Schneider also remind ed motorists that thieves are looking for the easiest targets. Out-of-town cars in roadside motels, restau rants or mall parking lots might be loaded with lots of tempting goodies. Lock gifts, purses and electron ics out of sight. Remember to properly secure your vehicle when stopping along the way, Schneider said. The Florida Department of Transportations 511 ser vice provides updated traf c conditions for the states major thoroughfares. Mo torists can call 511, visit FL511.com or download the 511 iPhone app before departing. Consult the sys tem for updates during gas stops and rest breaks. Knowing the Trans portation Security Admin istrations simple -1-1 rule helps speed security Plan ahead for smoother holiday travel See TRA VEL A3 Betsy Roy will ll rest of Janice Youngs term New city clerk appointed See CITY CLERK A3 See HOME A3 PAU L A KELLEY | Crestview News Bulletin Ann Grice and her daughter Kim Grice stand in front of the Christmas tree that Kims three children put up the day after Thanksgiving. Kim was burned the next Tuesday, Nov. 29, while undergoing routine surgery. She came home on Monday for the holidays. HOLIDA Y TRA VEL ADVICE Helpful websites to help your holiday travel go smoother: Florida DOT 5-1-1 highway trafc updates: dial 511, visit FL511.com, or download the app at itunes.apple.com/us/app/orida-511/ id437092418?mt=8 Transportation Security Administration 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage: www.tsa.gov/311/ index.shtm To check real-time ight status at Northwest Florida Regional Airport, visit www.FlyVPS.com. BRIA N HUGH ES | Crestview News Bulletin During a break in Monday evenings city council meeting, newly appointed City Clerk Betsy Roy, right, visits with Council President Charles Baugh Jr. and deputy clerk Patti Beebe. 36th Year, Number 101 BASKETBALL: MORGAN LEADS GATORS PAST ESCA MBIA SPORTS, A12 C OOK OFF........................... A 8 Whats Happening .............. A2 Local .................................... A4 Faith ..................................... A6 Food ..................................... A8 Classieds ............................ A9 Sports ................................ A10

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To have an area event published here, email it to news@crestviewbulletin. com or call 682-6524 by 5 p.m. Friday. Announcements run on a space-available basis. TRANSPORTATION FOR DISABLED : The Disabled American Veterans van, which provides transportation to the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, will not run from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3. Transportation will resume on Jan. 4. The van departs from Crestview, Niceville and Fort Walton Beach on Wednesday and Friday each week if required. For further information or to schedule a ride, please contact Okaloosa County Veterans Services at 689-5922 or 6517258. LANDFILL CLOSURES : The Baker and Wright Landlls will be closed on Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve. Any questions, call 651-7394. ANGEL TREE DONATIONS: The Salvation Army has angel trees in many retail locations, including all Lee Automotive branches and Cumulus Broadcasting. They are also collecting nonperishable food for food banks, pet food and supplies for PAWS in Fort Walton Beach. Angel trees hold Christmas wish lists for needy children, and the community is invited to fulll these wishes. To participate, visit any Lee Automotive location (S. Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview) during business hours. CITIZENS ACADEMY: From Jan. 3 to March 27 every Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m., the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce will have Citizens Academy training in the administrative building. For more information, contact Ashley Bailey, crime prevention specialist, at 651-7153 or abailey@sheriffokaloosa.org. INTERNATIONAL COIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION : will buy coins, paper currency, gold and silver from the general public Dec. 1923. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites, 900 Southcrest Drive, Crestview. For more information, visit www. internationalcoincollectors. com. SENIORS VS. CRIME: The Okaloosa County Seniors vs. Crime is a special project under the Florida Attorney Generals Ofce to assist senior citizens who believe that someone has taken advantage of them. The organizations ofce is located at 296 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, in suite 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except holidays. For more information or to report a scam, call 3063176. The organizations email address is okaloosacountysvc@yahoo. com. ST. MARK UMC CHRISTMAS CANTATA : O, Holy Night will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 2250 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview. For more information, please call 682-5280 or visit www. stmarkcrestview.org. GSOC MEETINGS: The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County meets every second Saturday at the Heritage Museum, located at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, across from the city park. For more information, contact Martha Trau at 259-4351. 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 that you would like to donate, please contact Elsie Green at 833-3840 or 585-1368. CRESTVIEW SOUP KITCHENS : Serving from 11 a.m. to noon except on Wednesdays, when the hours are from 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), 6823518. 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. 90, 6822835. 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 4230711 if you can assist with this service. MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLEMENTS & NUTRITION: Chiropractic Associates of Niceville is offering a free presentation on Supplements & Nutrition Monday, Dec. 19, at 6:15 p.m. It will be at their ofce at 705 W. John Sims Parkway. Call 678-8048 to register. FISHING SEMINAR: On Dec. 21, North Light Marina will host a seminar on winter bottom shing. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and followed by a 6 p.m. meeting. For more information, visit http:// saltwater-events.com or call 384-7737 or 516-0709. FLORIDA TRAIL SCHEDULE: For more information on Florida Trail Association activities, visit http://choctaw.oridatrail. org. ADVENTURE CLUB: For more information on club activities, call Clarice Hebinck at 581-4591 or send her an email at freklz100@ cox.net. AUDUBON SOCIETY: A schedule of Choctawhatchee Audubon Society events is listed here. Dec. 19: The last Christmas Bird Count will be held in the Choctawhatchee Bay area. Contact Don Ware at 8626582, or Alan Knothe at 305-359-5334 to participate in the worlds most popular citizen science project. There are opportunities to be either a spotter or recorder. No experience necessary. ROWC SCHEDULE: Eglin Retired Ofcers Wives Club programs and menus for 2011-12 are listed below. To reserve your space a week before the program, please call Barbara at 651-1453. Jan. 19: The Lighthouse People, Bob and Sandra Shanklin. Beef stew, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee/tea. STRICTLY WEAVERS MEETINGS: are held once a month by the Strictly Weavers Guild of the Emerald Coast. For exact meeting location and more information please call Alice (9344403) or send an email to strictlyweavers@yahoo. com. Anyone interested in the art of weaving handwoven fabric is invited to attend. HERITAGE PARK EVENTS : Heritage Park and the Indian Temple Mound Museum are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. Regular admission is $5 plus tax for adults, $4.50 plus tax for seniors 55 and older and active military, and $3 plus tax for children ages 4 to 17. For further information, please contact Mike Thomin at 833-9595. DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY: Pensacola Chapter 298 meets regularly every second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Members of the lineage organization reside in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. For more information, call Glenda Manis at 678-7318 or 902-7049. ONGOING WHEN A CHILD DIES: The Compassionate Friends is a nonsectarian national organization that welcomes bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and immediate family members to its meetings when they have suffered the death of a child. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. To learn more, visit www. compassionatefriends.org. CAR DONATIONS : Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the United States are beneting from a car donation program. Donated cars do not have to be functional. They only need a title. The cars are picked up and sold at auction. The funds generated are a helpful resource to the clubs. Donate your car and support your local club. For more information, call 800246-0493. VEHICLE DONATIONS : Many notfor-prots, like Covenant Hospice, can accept cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and RVs as donations, whether they are running or not. Vehicles are picked up or towed by courteous, qualied professionals anywhere from Pensacola to Tallahassee at a scheduled time convenient for you. On arrival, we will assist you with paperwork, including the title. The donated vessel is then resold at auction, and revenue generated from the sale is used to support programs and services for local end-of-life patients and their loved ones. All appropriate documentation needed to claim the deduction on your itemized tax return, including a donation receipt, will be provided to you within 30 days of the sale. If you would like more information on how you can support Covenant Hospice by donating your vehicle, boat or RV through our easy donation process, call Jenni Perkins at 598-5003. YMCA EVENTS: For details on Crestview YMCA events, call 689-2999 or visit the YMCA website at www. ecymca.org. OCSO WEBSITE: The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce invites residents to sign up at crimereports. com, where you can monitor crime in your or other neighborhoods, sign up for crime alert emails and keep track of sexual offenders or predators addresses. BECOME A TOASTMASTER: The Crestview Toastmasters club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at OSullivan Creel (formerly Lundy & Bowers) at 296 S. Ferdon Blvd. Meetings begin promptly at 6 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The club is a learn-by-doing workshop where members practice speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere. The person with strong speaking skills has an advantage in todays competitive job market. Call Clara Dunham at 803-4488 and join them in learning how to speak with condence and say what you mean. FOCUS ON OKALOOSA : This monthly county television show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 6. It can be viewed at scheduled times on Cox Channel 6 and anytime if you have Cox Digital Cable, On Demand. To watch Cox On Demand, select Channel 1, FREE Zone, Cox 2 & 6 local, Government and Okaloosa. According to Cox, it takes about a week to get meetings and shows uploaded On Demand. If there is a topic you are interested in or have questions you would like addressed on the show, please call Kathy Newby at 651-7270. VETERANS COUNSELOR: The Okaloosa County Veterans Service Ofce at 601-A N. Pearl St. in Crestview is staffed by the director and/ or veterans counselor on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Administrative/ phone services are available at 689-5922 (voice) or 689-5566 (fax). The Okaloosa County Veterans Service Ofce in Fort Walton Beach is at 13 Iowa Dr. NE. 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 By Michael Stewart michaels@crestviewbulletin.com A bag containing the city of Laurel Hills petty cash was stolen during a burglary at City Hall ofcials believe occurred Monday night. On Tuesday morning it discovered that the petty cash bag was missing. We believe it happened overnight last night, Lau rel Hill Water Clerk Cindy OLoughlin said Tuesday. The bag was not missing yesterday. An undisclosed amount of money was reported miss ing. No other items were stolen, OLoughlin said. City ofcials discovered that someone had pried open three doors and kicked in an exterior door leading to the citys re de partment bay to gain ac cess to the building and the location where the money was kept. It looks like they used a screwdriver or pry bar of some sort to get the doors open, OLoughlin said. When asked, OLoughlin said it is believed that the person(s) who took the mon ey knew where to look for it. Obviously, it was not just laying out in the open, OLoughlin said. We think someone probably did know where it was kept. The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce is investigat ing the burglary. OLoughlin said it is ex pected to cost between $300 and $500 to repair the dam aged doors. Petty cash stolen from Laurel Hill City Hall From staff reports A Monday night re caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to a Crestview home. Fireghters with the Crestview Fire Depart ment responded to a re at 188 Duggan Ave. that broke out shortly before 7:30 p.m. Faulty wiring in the attic of the home caused the re, according to a press release issued by the re department. Fireghters tore the ceiling down to get to the re. North Okaloosa Fire District assisted with the re. No one was injured. Crestview re causes $20K in damage Whats HAPPENING Local A2 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 ADVERTISE IN THE NEWS BULLETIN Ask your Advertising Represenative about our Color by the Inch Program and Customer Appreciation Sale See our Online Packages at www.crestviewbulletin.com/interactive (850) 682-6524 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 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

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Local Crestview News Bulletin | A3 Saturday, December 17, 2011 TRAVEL from page A1 clearance at airports: Any liquids or gels in your carry-on bags must be in 3.4-ounce (100 mil liliter) or smaller contain ers. All liquid and gel containers must t in a 1quart zip-top plastic bag. Only one bag is al lowed per passenger. Any gifts in your car ry-on luggage must be unwrapped. Gifts of wine or other liquids cannot be taken through secu rity. Wrap them in several plastic bags and cushion them well in your checked luggage. Planning is essential when traveling over the holidays, Okaloosa Coun ty Airports Director Greg Donovan said. The virtue of a smaller airport is we dont have horrendously long lines. Know your airlines lug gage regulations before you pack. Baggage over 50 pounds can generate additional fees, often as high as $200. Check your airlines luggage policy and pack accordingly to avoid delaying other trav elers while you repack in the check-in line. Get to the airport early. Allow at least two hours for domestic ights and three hours for interna tional ights, including multi-leg trips that origi nate at local airports. Also, check the weather at your connecting and destination airports. Bad weather out of town could affect your travel. The advice I have for travelers is to check the way weather is play ing in the destination, especially in the north east, Donovan said. Also check your air lines schedule for your ight status. If its a departure from here at VPS, well show your status on our website. CITY CLERK from page A1 15 months, fullling the term of former city clerk Janice Young, who re signed on July 31. To con tinue in the ofce, Roy will have to stand for election at the end of her term. Roy was unanimously selected by a vote of the city council at its Dec. 12 meeting. The ve council members admitted choos ing one of the nal six candidates was difcult as all of them had strong resumes, leadership skills and extensive professional backgrounds. I was impressed by the entire pool of candidates, council member Robyn Helt said. If we took each of those candidates and rolled them all into one, wed probably have the perfect candidate. As city clerk, Roy will oversee the troubled Utili ties Billing department, which had come under scrutiny after irregularities in billing procedures that cost the city many thou sands of dollars in uncol lected water bills were re vealed last year. New water meters and administrative changes have contributed to putting the department back on course. Weve had some issues in that particular depart ment that we need to get a handle on, Council Presi dent Charles Baugh Jr. said during discussion of candidates qualications. I think we need somebody who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. We need a person who is genu inely concerned for this city. Council member Phillip Berezo started the discus sion by making a motion to appoint retired U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Laboeuf, a former base commander, to the position. Other mem bers agreed that Laboeuf was an excellent candi date, but council member Ben Iannucci said he felt Laboeuf was an overquali ed individual. I dont think a colonel is needed here as much as a senior NCO, Iannucci said. No doubt Mr. Laboeuf has great credentials. As much as they (Utilities employ ees) need leadership, they need a well-disciplined manager. The motion to appoint Laboeuf failed 2-3, with Berezo, Iannucci and Helt voting nay. Iannucci then moved to appoint Roy, say ing, I personally think she is a perfect match. Mrs. Roy has rep resented the city many times, Baugh agreed. She even showed up to our Sunshine law and public records seminars. These things show a person who is genuinely interested in this community. I could see where Mrs. Roy would t in well with the different personalities that are there (in the de partment) and some have been there for many, many years, Helt said. I dont think theres a bad choice in this. Helt pointed out that as manager of a popular Crestview restaurant, Roy encounters day-to-day sit uations with customer ser vice. City Hall is a hospital ity industry. Sometimes were not as hospitable as we would like to be. After Iannuccis mo tion to appoint Roy passed unanimously, Helt moved that her salary be set at $55,000, with any increases being approved by the coun cil, rather than subject to step-increases, which had resulted in Youngs salary reaching more than $90,000 a year. Helts motion also passed unanimously. I appreciate the vote and I appreciate your con dence in me, Roy said af ter she was appointed. HOME from page A1 Black Friday. We have never faced the early morning crowds or saved up to shop early like that, Grice said. I think that was another of those things where Kim somehow knew some thing was coming and she pushed to do it. On Wednesday, Kim had special pads over the most severe burn areas on her face and a mesh ban dage across her cheeks and forehead. Areas on her face and neck had a purple hue. I am just so tired al ready of all this stuff on my face, she said. I looked at that picture on the table of me and the kids and I get really down about this. I know I wont ever be pretty like that ever again. Ann Grice snapped up in her chair at the words. Now Kim, she said. I told you that you can embrace that feeling but you better go on to the other side of it. We are go ing to get you back better. You are going to overcome this by taking it one day at a time and we are not go ing to look backwards. You better cowgirl up. Kim Grice said the phrase in unison with her mother and the two shared a laugh that seemed to hurt Kims face, but ap peared to perk her up. Kim Grices children have been impacted as well. Ann Grice said Cut ter got in trouble at school the other day. Some child, being a child, said to him, Ha ha, your mamas face got burned, and Cutter, who loves his mama, took it to heart and said things back and both boys got in trou ble. Cutter came home that day and told his mom that she is beautiful. He meant it. And she is. Kim Grice tugged the side of the bandage on her face as she listened to her mother tell the story. This is not what I ex pected to be doing this week, Kim said. I cant shop for Santa stuff. I do want to make fudge in our kitchen with the kids. Follow updates on this story on Paula Kel leys Twitter account @cnbpaula. LESSONS from page A1 Gronberg explained. Leadership students, faculty, and public safety agencies including the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce, Florida Highway Pa trol, Baker, Holt and Black man re departments, and Okaloosa County EMS participated in the Dont Drive In-TEXT-icated program. Air Methods AirHeart helicopter and a Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home hearse added real ism to the program, which also served as a training exercise for the many or ganizations involved. Okaloosa County EMT Barbara Chestnut helped stage the accident, pour ing fake blood on the ve victims, including her daughter, Crestview High School student Courtney Nicaise. This is hitting home for us, Chestnut said. Two weeks ago Courtney was Tboned by a driver who ran a stop sign. Its emotionally challenging but its worth it if it saves one child and their family from having to go through this in real life. Several parents and grandparents joined Baker School high school students in the stadium bleachers as blue tarpaulins were pulled off the two wrecked cars: an SUV, supposedly driven by an impaired Catie, that had smashed into the rear of a compact sedan, propelling unrestrained student pas sengers through the wind shield and rear window. Fountain narrated as emergency responders ar rived on the scene. Sher iffs deputies were followed by the Baker Volunteer Fire Department, county EMS, FHP and AirHeart. Live responder radio com munications echoed over the loudspeakers, mixing with the wail of sirens and the throbbing beat of the helicopter rotors. As victims were sta bilized and removed by responders, FHP ofcers gave Catie a eld sobriety test, arresting her for DUI when she failed. The only remaining victim on the scene was Courtney, who portrayed a dead stu dent. Dealing with the death of a young person takes a piece of your heart and soul, Fountain told the audience. But when you know it happened because of something that could have been avoided, it makes you angry. We in law enforcement have the unfortunate job to knock on that door and tell those parents their child is not coming home, FHP Sgt. Ron Livingston said. Do me a favor. If you see someone drinking and driv ing, tell them what you just saw. Tell them you dont want to be another vic tim. Then the hearse pulled up and funeral directors Andy Powell and Bob Lloyd carefully picked up Courtneys corpse, gen tly lowering it on a gurney and folding a blanket over her. Andy Powell would rather go out of business tomorrow than pick up an other dead young person, Fountain said. Weve had several of these kids, and gosh, its so difcult, Lloyd said. A slip-up, even for a second, it means your life. As the hearse slowly pulled away, stillness en shrouded the bleachers. Several students and adults wiped away tears. Alicia Ezell, a Baker School 10th grader, stood silently as the drama un folded before her. Its good that were doing this, she said. Its really eye-opening. I hope it has a positive effect be cause it has happened a lot in this area. I really hope people un derstand the responsibility it takes not to do that stuff (DUI and texting while driving), Caitie said. The program concluded with remarks by Rusty Fine, whose niece Megan Warman died from a texting-while-driving accident, and Larry Jones, speaking publicly for the rst time about the death of his son Tyler in a DUI-related acci dent three years ago. We lost a brother, a son, a future father, and it all couldve been avoided with better choices, Jones said, as Fountain and Jones daughter Morgan, a Bak er senior, stood support ively on each side of him. Youve got a choice, and youve seen the re sults. I hope you make the right choice. The fallout affects more than one person. PHOTOS BY B RIAN H UG H E S | News Bulletin Whitehurst-Powell funeral directors Bob Lloyd, left, and Andy Powell shroud student DUI victim Courtney Nicaise as Baker School student journalist Brandon Engler, left, videotapes the dramatization. Baker Fire Department volunteers and Okaloosa County EMTs extract victim Laurie Steele from a vehicle struck by a drunk and texting driver during the schools DUI program. B RIAN H UG H E S | Crestview News Bulletin Betsy Roy, right, addresses members of the Crestview City Council after they unanimously voted to appoint her to ll the vacant city clerks position. B RIAN H UG H E S | News Bulletin Northwest Florida Regional Airports Concourse A is quiet in anticipation of the arrival of incoming ights. Transportation Security Administration inspectors at Northwest Florida Regional Airport examine scans of checked luggage before it is loaded into a waiting planes hold.

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Local A4 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 2039828 2041957 Wise Equipment Sales & Service 1147 S. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 682-3366 6512248 By Brian Hughes Arts & Entertainment Editor Christmas music has always been an integral part of my holiday. From stacks of albums piled high on the spindle of the family phonograph to Bing crooning on the radio, from my classmates choruses during Christmas assemblies (we dared called it Christmas back then) to the glorious sound of the church cantata, no other holiday offers such a plethora of wonderful music. Favorite Christmas songs evoke memories of cookies baking, turkeys roasting, candlelight glinting off the special china, visits with our friends, decorating a lopsided (but real) tree (Well put that bare spot toward the corner), and saintly old aunties and grandmothers who gave slobbery kisses and gifts of socks. As a child, Christmas music was as integral to my holiday as strands of C7 lights (which is the burned out bulb?), glass ornaments (at least two of which smashed every year) and decorations we made in school out of toilet paper tubes, old Readers Digests, pipe cleaners and cotton balls. Childhood memories form the foundations of our adult Christmas music libraries. My iPod bursts with der Bingle and Ella, Frank and Dean, Julie Andrews, Perry Como and Nat King Cole. To that base Ive added Mannheim Steamroller, the Trans-Siberia Orchestra, and the ethereal vocals and instrumentals of Enya, to name but a few. We have pop singers almost-obligatory Christmas albums by the Beach Boys, the Lettermen, Herb Alpert and the TJB, Mariah Carey, Elvis, Michael Bubl, Harry Connick Jr., the Carpenters and even The Bieb (No, I dont own that one). Chicago, which eliminated the bother of naming albums by simply numbering them, skipped ahead and issued 25. How glorious are Barbra Streisands I Wonder as I Wonder, Neil Diamonds Silent Night, and Bette Midlers Ill be Home for Christmas, the irony of Jewish vocalists having some of the best Christmas albums not withstanding. From stage and screen I love Christmas songs like Bings Oscar-winning White Christmas, Judys Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Vince Guaraldis soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? from my favorite James Bond lm, and Josh Grobans Believe. (My Favorite Things, incidentally, is not a Christmas song!) It is possible to overdo and under-do the music of Christmas. Stuff on the Halloween aisle wasnt even marked down when stores and radio stations started playing Christmas songs. But oddly, those merchants and radio music programmers think Christmas grinds to a halt at midnight on Dec. 25. If theyd been paying attention to The 12 Days of Christmas when they played it, theyd know Christmas actually starts on Dec. 25, and goes all the way to Twelfth Night, Jan. 6. Well, I know it, as do many others who cherish the memories, the magic and the meaning of Christmas and its music. I started playing my Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, when youre supposed to, and Ill keep playing it through Epiphany. No matter your generation or your musical preference, Christmass special, beloved music, some of it stretching back to previous centuries, creates extra special, magical memories that you just cant commercialize, nor forget at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 26. As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas albums was Snoopys Christmas by the Royal Guardsmen. In addition to the title song, the American group (capitalizing on the British invasion) also sang Kinda Looks Like Christmas on the album. BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin Sounds like Christmas to me SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN More than 20 children attended breakfast with Santa at the Crestview Community Center. The annual event is sponsored by the Crestview Police Department and FamiliesFirst Network. Adyla Rutan, 2, was amazed that Santa knew her name. Children who are a part of the FamiliesFirst Network are invited to have pancakes, see Santa and receive a special gift from Santas elves. A special treat with Santa

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Local Crestview News Bulletin | A5 Saturday, December 17, 2011 Dedicated to caring for your health and well-being. 6513380 Holiday Savings 10% Off with Ad WE DO: HOUSE DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS FARM LANES LONG LANES DRIVEWAYS PRIVATE ROADS PATCHWORK NEW HOMES GRADEWORK SEAL COATING BASEWORK ASPHALT MILLINGS Free Estimates Fast Service Quality Work Full-Service Asphalt Paving Tired of a Dust Bowl in the Summer and a Mud Hole in the Winter? Dont Fuss ... CALL US! Of ce 800-566-7182 Mobile 850-524-0823 NOTICE ASPHALT PAVING Donohue Asphalt We are currently paving in your area. With our crew and equipment close by, we are offering prompt service and reasonable rates to all area residents for a short time. Please call immediately if you are interested in having any asphalt paving done this year. By Michael Stewart michaels@crestview bulletin.com The Laurel Hill City Council met last week. At the meeting council members: Remained deadlocked on a vote to appoint a council member to ll a vacant seat. Approved a motion to allow a collection agency to handle delinquent payments for water bills. Approved an audit of the citys nances for the scal year 2010-11. Approved a special compensation for the citys volunteer re ghters to offset their annual re-related expenses. The amount granted to each re ghter ranged between $50 and $200 and was based on the number of re calls each went on. Listened to objections by the Rev. Mike McVay, pastor of First Baptist Church, to the planned January opening of a liquor store on State Road 85 in Laurel Hill by William Cash Moore. Laurel Hill City Council roundup By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com The request for reimbursements, threats of lawsuits, demand for recusals, two rounds of bidding and bid-protests to operate Crestview Parks and Recreation concession stands were all rendered moot when the city council voted at its Dec. 12 meeting to toss out all bids and have the city run the stands. Earlier in the meeting, attorney Ashley Rogers, representing Darlene Sledge, presented her clients case for reimbursement by the city for expenses, time, attorneys fees, missed opportunities and undue burden/ reputation damage/distress when she wasnt awarded the concessionaire contract she thought she had won. While council members and city attorney Ben Holley said reimbursement for actual expenses was agreeable, the council felt some of the claims Sledge presented were questionable. Sledges assertion that she should be reimbursed $40 an hour for 121.15 hours, for example, was sharply questioned. Forty dollars an hour? I dont get that and I work for the government, council member Tim Grandberry said. I have no problem with the city reimbursement of moneys that have been actually spent, council member Robyn Helt said, but questioned claims such as hours claimed for shopping for an onion chopper when clothing was on the same receipt. Both Rogers and Holley felt the matter can be resolved without going to court. My concern is we have people sitting in Little League facilities who have an immediate need for concessions, Helt said. I feel horrible for Mrs. Sledge and I feel horrible for the citizens of Crestview. I want to get this resolved so the city can move on. Attorney Bert Moore, representing the partnership of bidders Gia DeMario and Vonda Todd, had led a pre-bid protest, requesting that council president Charles Baugh Jr. and council member Ben Iannucci recuse themselves from evaluating the latest round of bids. Moore said he was concerned by issues of harassment because the councilmen allegedly asked the Crestview Police Department to ascertain if his clients had business licenses. I have no intention of recusing myself, Baugh said emphatically. We have had issues in the past where some people doing business with the city did not have a proper license. I could never consider recusing myself when I have a job to do up here, Iannucci echoed. I wont apologize for trying to do my job. Helt then made a motion to reject all bids. I think you have an obligation to review them and rank them, Moore said. Sir, Ive reviewed them, Helt said, her voice rising. The motion was approved 41, with council member Phillip Berezo voting nay. I dont like seeing the city in this situation, Helt continued. All these months we have not been providing concessions to the parents and the children and the grandchildren and the citizens of Crestview. I was elected to do a job. If need be, Ill do it myself. Helt then moved that the city serve as its own concessionaire. The council then voted unanimously for Administrative Services Director Mike Wings department to operate the concession stands. How did the city get in this mess? community activist Mae Retha Coleman asked. Im glad councilman Robyn got it straight and said lets just start running it. Photos by BRIAN HUGHES | Crestview News Bulletin Attorney Ashley Rogers, at podium, presents a request by her client, Darlene Sledge, for reimbursement of expenses to the Crestview City Council as Bert Moore (seated front row left), attorney for competing bidders, takes notes. Left council president Charles Baugh Jr., right, responds to a request by attorney Bert Moore (at podium) that he recuse himself from evaluating concessionaire bids. City to operate concession stands

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A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Live Oak Baptist Church at 4565 Live Oak Church Road in Crestview will host a candlelight service at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 682-5160 for more information. LIVE NATIVITY: First Baptist Church of Crestview is hosting a live Nativity Dec. 20-23 from 6-8 p.m. each night. A petting zoo, pony rides, Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and cookies will be a part of the event. You can also have a family portrait taken with the Nativity participants, free of charge. The Nativity will be held in the Ben Martin eld off State Road 85 (next door to the Welton Law Firm and across from Dominos Pizza). For more information call 682-2544 or visit the church website at www. fbccrestview.org. ST. MARK CHRISTMAS EVENTS: St. Mark United Methodist Church will be holding three Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24. The familyoriented service will be held at 4 p.m. The contemporary candlelight service is at 5:30 p.m. and the traditional candlelight service is at 7 p.m. The Christmas Cantata, O, Holy Night, is on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 a.m. The Christmas Day service on Sunday, Dec. 25, is at 10 a.m. Children are invited to attend our Happy Birthday Jesus party during this hour. The church is located at 2250 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview. If you would like more information, call 682-5280 or visit www. stmarkcrestview.org. THE JOURNEY, a United Methodist Church, will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at Crestview High School. After that, meetings will be held weekly beginning in January 2012. Visit the groups Connection Center and their coffee house, Journey Java Connections, at 269 N. Main St., Crestview. For details, contact Sean Peters at 420-8038 or Sean@journeyCrestview. com, or Sandra Peters at 420-6723 or Sandra@ journeyCrestview. com. Website: www. journeyCrestview.com. THE GREATEST GIFT CAMP: Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin will host a camp celebrating the birth of Jesus Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance is $30 per child (age 4-10), then $25 per sibling. Children will celebrate with a party and make crafts for their family members. For more information call 837-6324 or visit www. iacdestin.org. Space is limited; register early. 850 862 2007 300 Eglin Pkwy, NE @ Corner of Eglin & South Ave (850) 796 4300 480 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, FL 32569 $ 5 99 Dine in only. One coupon per party. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid with any daily specials. Expires January 15, 2011 MONDAY TO THURSDAY Lunch Only 2:00pm4:00pm COMBINATION PLATES Menu items AL, with purchase of two drinks MONDAY TO THURSDAY FAJITA CHICKEN BUY ONE GET ONE FREE 8098452 www.larumba.promilitary.net $ 5 99 Dine in only. One coupon per party. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid with any daily specials. Expires January 15, 2011 MONDAY TO THURSDAY Lunch Only 2:00pm4:00pm COMBINATION PLATES Menu items AL, with purchase of two drinks MONDAY TO FRIDAY FAJITA CHICKEN BUY ONE GET ONE FREE 1 PER TABLE 1 PER TABLE 1 PER TABLE 1 PER TABLE HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR YOUR PRECIOUS METALS! GOLD SILVER BULLION Coins, Jewelry, Broken Items, Now Open Sat. 10a-4p OUR CUSTOMERS SAY WE PAY MORE! a Diamond & Gold Exchange, Inc. Eglin & Hollywood FWB 243-3900 / 243-3913 2038565 4106340 Sr. Researcher: Debbie Benoit Closing Administrators: Debbie Adams, Chris Steverson, Roberta Youngblood Bookkeeper: Melissa Barrow Receptionist: Charleen White Serving NW Florida since 1925 The Only Complete Title Plant in Okaloosa County CRESTVIEW Main Of ce: 402 N. Main Street Crestview, Florida 32536 Ph: 850.682.6171 FWB Branch Of ce: 327-B Racetrack Road NE Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32547 Ph: 850.863.4433 President: Ava S. Powell, Esquire | General Manager: Marian K. McBryde We have a long and rich history in the abstract & title, escrow and real estate closing business. Okaloosa Title and Abstract Company is the only complete in-house title plant in Okaloosa County, Florida, and has been serving Northwest Florida since 1925. Merry Christmas As we approach the 2011 Christmas celebration, it would be good if we give serious consideration to the origin and meaning of it. During this time, many good causes will vie for our attention. Many worthy projects will come along and demand our time. Wellmeaning people will compete for our resources. But we must remember the origin of the contemporary meaning of Christmas. It does not signify merely the birth of a baby in Bethlehem. Nor does it simply denote an important event in the history of the world. It does, however, remind us of the person and the presence of the eternal God of Creation, who has come in the form of a man in order to reconcile mankind to Himself. This is clearly seen in the references throughout the bible to LORD. In the Old Testament, LORD nearly always refers to God Himself. Occasionally, the word refers to an individual of great stature or wealth. However, in the New Testament, it refers, in most instances, to Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It carries with it at least three signicant implications. One. In Acts 9:5, a Jewish rabbi named Saul encountered Jesus as the rabbi was on his way to Damascus to arrest followers of Jesus. In that encounter, Saul asked, Who are you, Lord? The reference here indicated a response to one who has power. It refers to one who deserves respect, and it is signicant that a Jewish rabbi used this term. Two. The Gospel according to Matthew (9:37) is an account of Jesus speaking to His disciples. He sees a multitude of people who are coming to hear what He has to say. And He says to His disciples, Look, the elds are white and ready to be harvested. Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send laborers in to the harvest. The reference to LORD at this point is indicative of ownership. Jesus sees the world of men, women and children as a harvest; humanity belongs to Him by virtue of creation. And He longs to purchase all people off the slave block of sin and destruction. Three. The word LORD many times refers to one who is worthy of obedience. In Luke 6:46, Jesus asks his disciples, Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say? He has authority to command because He comes from God. And I have learned through the years that God does not take orders well! So, with this in mind, we approach the Christmas season from a new perspective. We have the privilege of giving to Jesus Christ utmost respect because he deserves it. We had the privilege of allowing him ownership of our lives, because He has purchased us with the sacrice of his own life. And we can be obedient to Him as lord of our lives, because He alone is the worthy one. May this Christmas season be the very time in which we discover its true meaning. God has come into His own creation, and asks that we trust Him to redeem us unto Himself for all eternity. And, if we will, He will. Eugene Strickland is the Director of Missions for the Okaloosa Baptist Association. Faith BRIEFS Happenings at Joy Joy Fellowship is located at 5978 Old Bethel Road in Crestview. Senior Pastors Dale and Brenda Walters invite you to join them for Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. On Wednesday nights Joy offers Life Groups (small group meetings in homes) for adults and college/career young adults, Youth Ministry for high school students, AWANA for ages 2 through ninth grade, and a nursery. For more information call 682-6219 or visit www. joyfellowship.net. FROM THE PULPIT Eugene Strickland The meaning of Christmas P HOTOS S PECIAL TO THE N E W S BULLETIN Joy Fellowship of Crestview welcomes the Butryn family: Joe, wife April, and daughters Haleigh and Marissa. Joe joined the staff of Joy Fellowship as administrative/youth pastor on Aug. 1, 2011 after his retirement from 25 years of service in the United States Air Force. Pastor Dale Walters ordains Dale and Janet Sandstrom as pastors of Joys Amazing Grays. Joys Amazing Grays is a ministry to senior citizens and will be added to the church in January, 2012. Rick and Gina Watkins served as Vacation Bible School directors for Joy Fellowship in 2011. With the Watkins direction and encouragement, the children of Joy collected $500 during VBS. The money was donated to Adopt-AChild Ministries and was sent with the love of Christ from the children of Joy in Crestview, to bless children around the world. Check out more at Faith

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Local A8 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 6513061 By Paula Kelley and Brian Hughes paulak@crestviewbulletin.com brianh@crestviewbulletin.com Crestview News Bulletin reporter Paula Kelleys Christmases in Alabama were bright and green, while Arts and Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes Christmases in the northwest mountains of New Jersey were cold and snow-covered. But both of us have fond memories of our traditional family favorite cookies baking in a kitchen lled with well-used pots, pans, mixing bowls, cookie sheets and our on the oor, but especially, lots of love. We may originally hail from North and South where we grew up with different traditions, but we both agree that Christmas cookie recipes that have passed down through the generations, or even new ones, are integral parts of our respective holidays. Here are some of our favorites: Paula There is a plate under our Christmas tree every Christmas Eve with cookies for Santa: same plate since 1982. Not store bought cookies mind you, real cookies made in my kitchen with real butter and real sugar with real calories. There have been our covered wooden oors and cookie dough eating boys but we have never had a Christmas without sugary sweets for the toy bringer. Zachary and Skylar left these cookies for Santa with a real Coca-Cola chilled in the traditional small glass bottle every year. Potato Chip Cookies This is an easy cookie recipe. It is light and combines a salty and sweet taste. (These are by far Santas favorite he told me so.) 1 pound butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons real vanilla avoring 1 cup crushed Golden Flake plain potato chips 3 cups our Powdered sugar for dusting tops. Cream softened butter and sugar together, add vanilla and potato chips. Gradually add our. Drop from teaspoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until edges turn brown. While cookies are still warm, dust with powdered sugar. Gingerbread Men I have two boys so we made gingerbread men, not women. 1 cup sugar cup butter, room temperature 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon molasses 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 cups all-purpose our 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon teaspoon ground ginger teaspoon allspice Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg yolk, molasses and orange juice; continue beating until well mixed. Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until rm (2-3 hours or overnight) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough on lightly oured surface (keep remainder refrigerated). Cut with cookie cutters dipped in our. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with raisin eyes, Red Hots buttons or colored sugar. Bake for 8 11 minutes or until set. Allow them to cool for a minute and then carefully remove from baking sheet with spatula and place on wire racks to cool completely. Nannas Christmas Candy Although it is not a cookie, this is the easiest and most wonderful candy of the Christmas season. Santa loves it, so will your ofce co-workers, your church members and neighbors! This is my Aunt Nan Rae Wilson Barnes creation and became lovingly known as Nannas Christmas Candy. She died this year at 84, so making her Christmas candy takes on a brand new meaning, as she loved the holidays and these sweet pieces now become one of her legacies. 2 lbs. white chocolate 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3 cups Rice Krispie Cereal 2 cups dry roasted peanuts 2 cups miniature white marshmallows Place chocolate in microwave and melt. Stir remaining ingredients together and add this to the melted chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon (work quickly). Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet and place in refrigerator to set up. Store in an airtight container. Brian With both grandmothers having German parents, its not surprising that the spicy tang of German cookies played a prominent role in Moms Christmas cookie kitchen. A year after she passed away, Dad let me have her Christmas Cookie Book by Virginia Pasley (1949, Atlantic Monthly/ Little, Brown & Co., Boston). Over the years, Mom had tucked into its pages favorite recipes clipped from various sources. Plus, she provided a list of everyones favorites and annotated those recipes. Its been 16 years since Mom left us, but every Christmas, she still helps me get these recipes just right. Lebkuchen These German spice cookies, which originated in Nrnberg, are my absolute favorite. Sadly, mine dont come out as well as Moms. But of course, nothing ever comes out as well as Moms! 1 cup honey cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon rind 2 cups all-purpose our tsp baking soda tsp allspice tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon tsp cloves 1/3 cup chopped citron 1/3 cup chopped almonds Almond slivers and whole citron or Maraschino cherries for decorating. Bring honey to a boil, cool, then add brown sugar, beaten egg, lemon rind and juice. Sift our, measure, then sift with baking soda and spices and stir into honey mixture. Add chopped citron and almonds. Refrigerate overnight. Roll out dough into inch thickness and shape into round cookies about two inches across. Decorate with a piece of citron or half a Maraschino cherry in the center, then arrange almond slivers to look like ower petals around the fruit. Bake 10 or 11 minutes in a 400F oven and brush with glazing (confectioners sugar and water or lemon juice) while hot. Springerle These are also German, and I think theyre tastier than the Swedish cookies of the same name. The aniseed gives them a wonderful avor that made them Dads favorite. Traditionally they are a dunking cookie (remember Santas glass of milk on Christmas Eve) and are not supposed to be soft inside. These are a nicky cookie to get just right, but even the screw-ups taste good! Youll need a Springerle board to emboss the designs into the dough. 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 3 cups cake four 1 tsp baking powder tsp salt 2 TBSP melted butter Aniseed Beat eggs in an electric mixer, add sugar gradually and continue beating at least 10 minutes. Blend in sifted our, salt and baking powder with melted butter. The less our you can get by with, the better. Roll out lightly about half an inch or 1/3 inch thick and press out the design from a well-oured Springerle board (available in many kitchen stores). Place on a buttered cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with aniseed. Allow to stand 12 to 24 hours to set the design, then cut the cookies apart and bake at 350F for ve minutes, then lower temperature to 300F. Watch them carefully so they dont darken. A hint of yellow is all that is required. Bake for about 15 minutes. Speculaas From Germanys neighbors in the Netherlands comes this recipe for cookies that taste just like the windmill cookies wed get as kids from a Dutch bakery in a neighboring town. I rst baked these in fourth grade because Mrs. Storms (my favorite teacher, who retired a while ago after 40 years of teaching and expanding little minds) liked us to experience other cultures. I make Speculaas from my hand-written recipe copied off her blackboard. lb. butter 3 TBSP Crisco 1 lb. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 TBSP baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 TBSP cinnamon 3 cups our cup chopped almonds Mix butter and Crisco. Add other ingredients and mix well. Roll out into two rolls and chill until stuff. Slice thin and bake at 375F for 6-8 minutes. Watch them carefully so they dont burn. Follow your Crestview News Bulletin writers on Twitter. Brian is @ cnbBrian and Paula is @ cnbPaula. C kie Wars It may be North vs. South but its all good! AMY REID | News Bulletin

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ClassifiedsCrestview News Bulletin |A9Saturday, December 17, 2011 Legal # 130516 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No 11-CP-1168 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTE D. SCHWAB Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bette D. Schwab, deceased, whose date of death was October 30, 2011, 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 representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THEME OF THE 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 decedent’s 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 CIAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 17, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Judy Karniewicz, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 694185 1406 W. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 Legal # 130500 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 46-2010-CA-006756C Division No. Section. ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. TONI REGISTER etal,. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Nov 18, 2011, and entered in Case No. 46-2010-CA-006756C of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida, wherein ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. is the Plaintiff and TONI G. REGISTER A/K/A TONI REGISTER; SHANTE L. PERSON; MARY S. LUNDY and OKALOOSA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.okaloosa.realforeclose.co m, the Clerk’s website for on-line auctions, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17 day of FEB, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NE CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 23 WEST, RUN SOUTH 30 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 55’ WEST 1,040.10 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 258.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 55’ W 243.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 117.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 140.70 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 57’ 52” W 177.49 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SANTEE STREET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 20’ 08” E ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 84.68 FEET; THENCE N 32 DEGREES 03’ 39” E, 66.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 59’ 20” E, 142.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and Commonly known as: 6137 SANTEE ST, CRESTVIEW, FL 32539 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at OKALOOSA COunty, Florida, this 22 day of NOV 2011. DON W. HOWARD, Clerk OKALOOSA County, Florida By: Vicki Jackson Deputy Clerk Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq./Florida Bar# 549452 Laura L. Walker, Esq./Florida Bar# 509434 Lisa N. Wysong, Esq./Florida Bar# 521671 Daniel F. Martinez, II, Esq./Florida Bar# 438405 Kalei McElroy Blair, Esq./ Florida Bar#44613 GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, FL 33607 (813 )443-5087 “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, OKALOOSA County, 101 EAST JAMES LEE BLVD., CRESTVIEW FL 32536, County Phone: 850-689-5807 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service”. 12/10/11 12/17/11 Legal # 130484 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-DR-5219-F DIVISION: TTR Jose A. Lebron-Camacho, Petitioner, and Maricella T. Quiceno-Gutierrez Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Maricella T. Quiceno-Gutierrez Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jose A. Lebron-Camacho whose address is 290 Vinings Way Blvd Apt 6303 Destin, FL 32541 on or before 27 Dec 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Okaloosa County Courthouse, 1940 Lewis Turner Blvd, Ft. Walton Bch, FL 32547 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: November 18, 2011. DON HOWARD CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kitty Sims 11/26/11 12/3/11 12/10/11 12/17/11 Legal # 1026381 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000558 FEDERAL NATION MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff VS. COURTNEY M. LEWIS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A.;THE FLORIDA CLUB AT BLUE WATER BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 5 day of Dec., 2011, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000558, of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, FEDERAL NATION MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and COURTNEY M. LEWIS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. and THE FLORIDA CLUB AT BLUEWATER BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash electronically at www.okaloosa.realforeclose.co m at, 11:00 AM on the 18 day of Jan., 2012., the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 329, FLORIDA CLUB AT BLUE WATER BAY CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 2664, PAGE 60, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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, Chief Deputy Court Administrator, Office of Court Administration at (850) 595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 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 6 day of Dec., 2011. DON W. HOWARD Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: K Brown Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 12/17/11 12/24/11

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ClassifiedsA10| Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 If you need a clean house call me I can help! Please call 850-603-0798. Giddens Contruction LLC 35 yrs experience Licensed & Insured Call 226-7413 or 321-558-4138 for all your remodeling/ handyman needs Heat & Air Jobs, Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)359-1690 Airlines are hiring Train for hands on 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 Earn College Degree Online. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline.com Farm DirectCentipede, Zoysia, St Augustine and Bermuda We Deliver & Install Call 850-244-6651 Suncoast Sod F arms Individual wants to buy house for investment 850-651-0987 Text FL86583 to 56654 Laurel Hill -2BD/2BA double wide + 1 acre of land. Also 50’ X 150’ lot in Crestview. Call Christine 652-4559. Dixie RV SuperStoresFL’s 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 Crestview 5 br 2 full baths. Appl., large shed with electricty, fenced in back yard. $975. 850-259-0267 Teel & WatersReal EstateRENT ALS 682-6156 162 Woodlawn Dr A $695, 1BR, 1BA Furn Effic. Utils/Cable incl 139 Stephens LN $825, 3 BR, 2BA, 162 Woodlawn Dr. E $550, 1BR, 1BA Furn Effic. Utils/Cable incl 2520 Sunset Dr $850, 3Br 1 BA, 1317 Sunshine Dr. $800, 3BR 2BA All properties require a credit check, one year lease; no inside smoking, pet fees are non-refundable. Call Debra Frost 682-6156 Safety Of“ cerCHELCO a progressive member-owned electric utility in DeFuniak Springs, is accepting applications for a Safety Of“ cer. The successful candidate must have the ability to foster a safety culture in a manner that supports the cooperatives vision, mission and strategy. The candidate must also have the ability to ensure regulatory compliance, ensure comprehension of safety policies, procedures and practices by the 142 employees, and decrease accidents, incidents, and near misses and their related costs. The following quali“ cations and skills are needed: High School Diploma or equivalent and ten or more years of directly related experience or an Associates Degree and six to ten years directly related experience, or a Bachelors Degree and three to “ ve years directly related experience, or Masters Degree and up to two years directly related experience. Must be pro“ cient in Microsoft Of“ ce, speci“ cally Word and Excel. An excellent driving record is required with a valid drivers license. The position works out of the DeFuniak Springs of“ ce with the normal workweek, Monday to Friday. A portion of the work week will be in the “ eld visiting work crews and area of“ ces in the Walton/Okaloosa County area. The position is non-exempt and will work additional hours or days as needed. Applications will be accepted through close of business January 2, 2012. The application can be accessed on-line at www.chelco.com, click on the Careers link to complete and submit. Contact Human Resources, 850-892-5069 ext 110 or 111 with questions. RESUMES ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION to HR@CHELCO.com. Drug Free Workplace-EEO-M/F2042368 Advertising SalesSanta Rosa Press Gazette, Milton, Florida Do you want a career where you can make a difference? Are you a motivated sales associate?If you answered yes and yes, take a look at Florida Freedom. We want you! Freedom wants motivated Multi-media Advertising Account Executives. You will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and energetic sales program and channel your initiative, innovation, and competitive spirit to make an impact on our customers, our organization, and your own career. You will touch on all media platforms at Florida Freedom, selling print and online ads. Leverage your creativity as you partner with customers to create custom multi-media solutions, using our exciting and ever-growing portfolio of advertising products. Your success in this role could set you up to pursue a variety of career paths in our organization or throughout our parent company, Freedom Communications, Inc. (FCI), one of the nation’s largest privately owned media companies. Send resume to j etcher@srpressgazettte.com. Candidate hired pending background check and pre-employment drug screen. EOE – drug-free workplace Crestview -1BR Duplex 652-B Brock St. $395/mo plus dd No pets. 978-6305 Crestview -Lg, 2BR/1BA Quiet, Gated, NO Pets. W/D hookup Call 585-5012/682-4990 $575. mo + $500. DD Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, Earn Up to 39¢/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 $ 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 Publisher’s 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. OtherAgricultural Positions4 temporary positions. 02/01/2012 11/30/2012 Drive tractors, operate farm equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, irrigate & apply fertilizer to crops, Drives semi truck to transport product to elevator or storage area. Must have CDL driver’s license, basic literacy reading and math skills. 3 mo. min. experience required. 48 hr/wk, $8.97 per/hr, free housing. 3/4 Work period guaranteed. Tools & Equip. Provided. Transportation to and from place of recruitment will be paid upon completion of 50% of work contract. Job location is at Triple Run Farms Minter City, MS. Apply for this job at Mississippi Employment Security Commission Jackson, MS. With job order# 44079 or nearest state employment office with copy of this ad. A Better Career With Melton 34-46 CPM Great Equipment & Benefits 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com Driver: Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)414-9569. www.driveknight.com Install/Maint/RepairNow Hiring!!Local company in Crestview area has opening for PT position. Would be great opportunity to retired individual. Call 877-808-3623 Web ID#: 34189768 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMEBecome a Newspaper Carrier in Northern Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Call Dale Robinson 685-3256 or Craig Calcutt 315-4496 Open routes available in the Early Morning Great Opportunity to Own your Own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your communityIndependent ContractorsMust have the following: *A reliable vehicle *Proof of Auto Insurance *A valid driver’s license *Be 18 yrs or Older Web ID#: 34190113 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 For Sale U.S. Grade A Choice Black Angus Beef, homegrown, grain fed, $2/pound hanging weight. Call 850-834-2419 or 850-974-0167. Shop Tools For Sale 6 in jointer, 10 in table saw, 10 in radial arm saw, 12 in planer molder, 3 horsepower doble bag dust collector, $1500 for all. Call 537-2095 AccountingCollection SpecialistLooking for self-motivated person(s) with previous collection, and skip tracing experience. Limited experience acceptable. Monday -Friday with great pay and benefits. Fax or email resumes to: mhynson@speedeenet.co m / 888-233-5133. Web ID 34189622 Text FL89622 to 56654 Publisher’s Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. SAVE $$$ on Advertising! Run your classified ad in over 100 Florida newspapers reaching over 4 MILLION readers for $475 -that is less than $4 per newspaper. Call this newspaper or (866)742-1373 for more details or visit: www.florida-classifieds.co m. Sectional sofa. $225.00,Tv stand $25.00 Tv stand (glass) $60.00 Garden cart (new) $85.00 Bunk beds. $185.00 Recliner. (red). $50.00 King mattress set. $150.00 Jewelry chest $40.00, Youth bed frame. $25.00, Single bed headboard-$10.00 Call Lane 850-240-9678 AuburnYard SaleSat, Dec 17, 7am-12pm, 3465 Swan Ave FWB169 B Eglin Prkwy. Open From 10-6 everyday until ChristmasLeonard’s Antiques30%-50% off Everything!!! Refreshments and Door PrizesText FL90601 to 56654 Take Viagra? SAVE $500.00. 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 PIlls+ 4/FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, discreet Shipping. Only $2.25/pill. The Blue Pill Now! 888-746-5615 We Buy GoldWE PAY THE MOST US GOLD PAWN 700 Beal Pkwy FWB 850-974-2462 Legal #130517 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46-2010-CA-000088 DIVISION: BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC, Plaintiff, VS. WALLACE F. HAMMOND JR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2011 and entered in Case No. 46-2010-CA-000088 of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida wherein BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC is the Plaintiff and WALLACE F. HAMMOND JR; BONNIE-ANN HAMMOND; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at WWW.OKALOOSA.REALFORECLOSE.COM at 11:00AM, on the 18day of Jan., 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, BLOCK 2, BROOKS ADDITION TO FORT WALTON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 26 WINDHAM AVENUE, FT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on 11-30, 2011. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K Brown Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09127430 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia Sims, 190 Governmental Center, 5th floor, Pensacola, FL (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. 12/17/11 12/24/11 LEGAL # 130521 NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with Florida Statutes, Dansher Mini Warehouses, located at 1110 N. Ferdon Blvd., in Crestview, Florida will offer for sale to the highest bidder the household and other goods stored in the below listed units of Dansher Mini Warehouses. Said goods are to be sold to recover the rents not paid by the tenant. Unit # B-09 Adam Carroll 298 A. Martin St Crestview, Fl 32536 Unit # A-43 Kyri Ford 595 McClelland St Crestview, Fl 32536 Unit # B-41, B-44 Marguerite Wilson 5397 Opportunity Dr Crestview, Fl 32539 Unit # A-37, B-22, C-23, E-4 Carolyn Youngblood 4001 Loglake Rd Holt, Fl 32564 The sale shall take place January 09, 2012 at 9:00 A.M., at the Dansher Mini Warehouse. 12/17/11 12/31/11 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. 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. Legal # 130522 OKALOOSA ISLAND LEASEHOLD CONVERSION REQUEST FOR BIDS ON HOLIDAY ISLE/OKALOOSA ISLAND PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida will open sealed Bids on the 5th day of January, 2012, at 10:00 AM Room 204, 302 N. Wilson Street, Okaloosa County Courthouse Extension, Crestview, FL 32536, From: Jimmy D. Stuart and wife, Carole M. Stuart Unit No. 516, The Islander, Phase II, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1170, Page 1827, amended in Official Records Book 1170, Page 1987, Official Records Book 1239, Page 554 and Official Records Book 2913, Page 2495, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements if any, appurtenant thereto, subject to and in accordance with the covenants, conditions, restrictions, terms and other provisions of said Declaration Guy Tadlock and Alice Tadlock Lot 18, Block F, Holiday Isle, Residential Section No. 5, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 39, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Cary S. Wiggins as personal representative of the Estate of Cielle Lord Osborn Apartment No. 556, El Matador, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 616, Page 245 through 274, and all amendments thereto, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto. DVS World Properties, LLC Condominium Parcel: Apartment No. 519-A, of Jetty East, Unit 1, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded in Official Records Book 826, Page 878, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, on the 19th day of December, A.D., 1975, together with all of its appurtenances according to said Declaration of Condominium. Bryan P. Smith and Pamela M. Smith Unit C-3 Clipper Cove Subdivision, a Subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 82, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Banktrust, An Alabama Banking Corporation, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jerry W. Dunn Unit No. 2-NO, Island Echos Condominium, a condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 770, Page 907, as amended by Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 772 Page 962 of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Banktrust, An Alabama Banking Corporation, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jerry W. Dunn Unit No. 3-NO, Island Echos Condominium, a condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 770, Page 907, as amended by Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 772 Page 962 of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Connie Duncan, a life estate and Marguerite Spruell remainder interest Lot 29, Block 2, Santa Rosa Island according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 84-A of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Bid Forms may be procured from Surety Land Title of Florida, LLC. 4100 S. Ferdon Blvd, Crestview, Fl 32536 (twilcox@suretyland.com) The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive minor irregularities in the proposals submitted. OKALOOSA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS by: James Cambpell Chairman 12/17/11 12/24/11 Telephone: (813) 962-0747 Fax: (813) 962-0741 E-Mail: jkarniewicz@ tklg.net Personal Representative: John C Schwab 408 Green Oak Lane Niceville, FL 32578 12/17/11 12/24/11

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ClassifiedsCrestview News Bulletin |A11Saturday, December 17, 2011 All sale prices include all incentives, in Ford rebates or factory rebates “ nancing through FMCC. Hub City discount 0% availab le up to 60 months with approved credit. See dealer for quali“ cations and complete details. Photos are for illustration only. 0% APR in lieu of factory rebates and incentives with approved credit on select models. Offer expires November 31, 2011. WHILE OTHERS SHUFFLE, WE DEAL!Ž 850-682-2721 Become a fan on www.EHUBCITY.com 4060 S. Ferdon Blvd € Crestview ford.com NEW 2011 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SVT PERFORMANCE PKGTOTAL SAVINGS $5,000 OFF MSRP MANAGERSSPECIAL 11T401 NEW 2011 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB SPORTMSRPSALE PRICE $24,770$18,795 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $5,975 NEW 2012 FORD F350 SUPERCREW 4X4 KING RANCHMSRPSALE PRICE $61,775$51,775 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $10,000 NEW 2011 FORD FUSION SELMSRPSALE PRICE $24,315$20,695 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $3,620 11T1376 NEW 2011 FORD F150 SUPERCREW XLT ECOBOOSTMSRPSALE PRICE $37,055$29,675 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $7,380 NEW 2011 FORD F150 SUPERCREW LARIAT 4X4MSRPSALE PRICE $48,950$39,995 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $8,955 11T971 NEW 2011 FORD EXPEDITION XLTMSRPSALE PRICE $46,225$39,195 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $7,030 NEW 2011 FORD EDGE LIMITEDMSRPSALE PRICE $40,475$34,995 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $5,480 11T1191 NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE LIMITEDMSRPSALE PRICE $30,135$25,595 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $4,540 12T279 11T924 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 F F O O R R D MU S S V T P E R F O R M 12T073 NEW 2012 FORD FLEX SELMSRPSALE PRICE $37,670$33,595 OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP $4,075 12T073 WRAP IT UP YEAR END CELEBRATION12T250 12F280

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SP O RTS www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, December 17, 2011 Wishing us all a safe holiday season By Randy Dickson randyd@crestviewbulletin.com My niece Stephanie Maddox graduates from Florida State today with a degree in hospitality management or something like that. Stephanie grew up in DeLand and played high school volleyball for the DeLand High School Bulldogs. But because of the distance from Okaloosa County to Volusia County, I never saw her play a match. I often think of my nieces and nephews when I am covering a high school sporting event. In many ways, your kids have become my extended nieces and nephews and I try to cover the games in the same way I would want a writer in another area to cover the games and matches of my family members. In a few days, Dec. 28 to be exact, Ill celebrate 11 years with Florida Freedom Newspapers. I dont even want to think about how many hours Ive spent in gyms and ballparks, but Im not complaining as I get to do something I love. Ive now been in this area long enough to see several athletes I covered come back and start their coaching careers. And like the parents and grandparents of these kids, I wonder how the years could have own by so quickly as Ive watched them go from being awkward kids to vibrant young adults. The Class of 2012 was in the rst grade when I started at the Daily News. I really have watched these young men and women grow up. And in many ways, believe it or not, Ive grown up with them even as Ive grown older. As our kids head into the Christmas break, I hope they wont encounter any hard blows over the break. Sadly, I have had to write a few stories about athletes dying young because of a stupid accident during the holidays. Too often the story involves underage drinking and driving, driving too fast, not wearing a seat belt or something to do with a cellphone. At one time or another, almost every young person does something stupid or careless. Many times we get a proverbial mulligan, but there are other times our carelessness costs us and those we love. I was at the Laurel HillPaxton basketball games last night and hope to wake up early this morning for Stephanies 8 a.m. graduation. Ive missed too many of her big moments, and Im trying my best not to miss this one. By the same token, I hope to continue to cover the moments big and small of our local athletes for many years to come. I simply ask that each of you think before you do something stupid or careless. You all have a lot to live for. By Randy Dickson randyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER Sophomore center Justin Morgan stepped up big Tuesday night, scoring 18 points to lead Baker past Escambia Charter 68-55 in boys basketball. Morgan, one of three Gators in double gures, was followed in scoring by Dylan Dunford with 12 points and Garrett Sanders with 10 points. Much to the relief of Baker coach Mike Martello, the win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Gators. Its (the win) pretty big, he said. Weve lost four straight. A lot of it has to do with controlling the basketball, turnovers, shooting free throws. In the previous games it was shooting free throws that was killing us. Here again tonight, we struggled from the line. We were 8 of 16, but 50 percent is an improvement for us, and we are hoping that we can build off tonight and make the little improvements along the way. It didnt take long for the Gators to establish the inside game as Morgan and Sanders combined for eight of Bakers 19 points in the rst quarter. At times the frenzied defense of the Bulldogs seemed to momentarily throw the Gators out of sync, but each time the Baker players regained their composure and made sure they took care of the basketball. The Bulldog defense had its advantages and disadvantages. Though Charter was able to force the occasional Gator turnover, the Bulldog players were called for numerous fouls. With 1:39 left in the rst quarter, the Bulldogs committed their seventh foul of the rst half, sending Baker to the free throw line for the one-plus-one. Raymond Teamer hit a 3-point basket to put Charter up 13-12 with 1:20 left in the rst quarter. The Gators responded with a 7-0 run that ended with Dunford hitting a 3-pointer with four seconds left in the quarter. Dunfords basket put Baker up 19-13 at the end of the rst, and the Gators steadily pulled away the rest of the way. The Gators (2-4) extended the lead to 3923 at the half and were up 58-33 after three periods of play. Escambia Charter was able to cut into the Gator lead in the fourth quarter behind the hot shooting of Joshua Croom, who scored all 12 of his points in the nal period. An Adrian Smith basket with 1:42 left in the game put Baker up 68-47. Croom scored the last eight points of the game for the Bulldogs, but it was too little too late. By Randy Dickson randyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER In years past, Baker Schools Doug Grif th Memorial Stadium would be empty in December as another football season was in the books. But that is no longer the case at Baker, where for the rst time in school history, the Gators are elding boys and girls varsity soccer teams. The husband and wife team of James and Tammy Kerrell is coaching the squads with a big helping hand from former Fort Walton Beach boys standout Thana Caita, who was a member of the Vikings 1984 team that lost to Miami Killian in the Class 4A championship game. The Kerrells quickly admit that their respective soccer backgrounds are limited, and they have relied heavily on Caita to help them understand the ne points of the game. Its been a new adventure for me because Im a basketball coach and a volleyball coach, James said. Ive coached everything but soccer. Luckily, with Thana out here, he has helped us learn as well as the kids learn. James said Caita helps by drawing on the similarities to soccer and basketball, which has helped speed up the learning process. Tammy said she wasnt a soccer fan before taking over the team, but that has changed. I didnt much care for soccer before because I didnt understand it, she said. But now that Ive learned the rules and understand how it is played, now I actually like it and enjoy being out here with the girls. They are teaching me a lot, and the other coach we have out here, Thana, he has taught us a lot with different drills. Its actually a pretty cool game. Most of the players on both teams have never played soccer before. The Kerrells said each squad has about three players with prior experience. The lack of experience means some players that had never played soccer before are being asked to take a leadership role on the team. Girls team captain Brittany Rock is one of the rst-time players that has embraced the sport. I thought it would be fun to be a part of the rst ever girls varsity soccer team, she said. It is going to go down in the (history) books, and we are going to be recognized years from now as being members of the rst team. We had a lot come out, so I was really happy that we had enough to make up a team. At rst it was really dif cult and frustrating, but then once you get the hang of it its a lot of fun. Things were really fun for the Gator girls on Dec. 9 when they beat Freeport 7-0 to claim their rst of cial win. The Baker boys still are looking for that rst win, but the coaches and players are con dent it could come in the near future. Watching these kids play and watching how much they have improved, I would not be surprised if they won a match this year, James Kerrell said. It wouldnt surprise me at all because they know they are learning. They know they are behind everybody else, but a winning attitude does make a difference. These kids know how to win (in other sports), and they know what it is like. Sophomore Kodi Moen, one of the more experienced players on the team, agreed. It feels like we are starting a dynasty, he said. We are starting from scratch, but we are getting things going. For the middle of the season, we are doing about as good as any rst-year team can. We are starting to get the gears and the cogs working together like clockwork. Freshman Josh Mayhew wasnt ready to declare a Gator dynasty just yet, but he has enjoyed being a part of the new team. I was really excited when I found out they were going to have soccer, he said. Its fun. Its a challenging thing getting soccer going here in Baker. Im pretty sure we can keep it going. NORTH END ZONE Randy Dickson PHOTOS BY RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin TOP: Bakers Justin Morgan goes up for two of his game-high 18 points against Escambia Charter on Tuesday. BOTTOM: Steven Grant (5), Josh Hartzog (11) and Dylan Dunford (4) pressure an Escambia Charter guard in the Bulldog backcourt. Page 12 Morgan leads Gators past Escambia Charter Soccer kicks off in Baker PHOTOS BY RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin Bakers Isabella Chunn battles a Freeport player for the soccer ball. RIGHT : Bakers Chris Rigney tries to get the ball away from a Rocky Bayou Christian player. BELOW : Kaley Havens advances the ball for Baker.



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www.crestviewbulletin.com 50 TABLE OF CONTENTS Find us at www. facebook.com/ crestviewbulletin Follow us at twitter.com/ cnbulletinTWITTER FACEBOOKA Freedom paper read by 10,450 people every weekBy Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com Sunday evening, Catie Suggs played Mary in her churchs living na tivity program. Wednesday afternoon she played a teen driver on her way to jail, facing 15 years in prison and countless thousands of dollars in nes and fees on charges of DUI and texting-while-driving result ing in a fatality. Fortunately, Caties trafc wreck was actually a staged accident pro duced by Baker School resource ofcer Deputy Don Fountain at the sug gestion of the schools leader ship class. They wanted to do something special and they wanted to do it right before Christmas so its the last message the kids take with them before they break for the holiday, leadership teacher Denise See LESSONS A3Below: Crestview High School student Courtney Nicaise portrays a DUI and texting-while-driving accident victim at the Baker School dont Drive In-TEXT-icated program. BRIAN N HUGHES ES | News Bulletin Saturday, DECEMb B Er R 17 2011 By Paula Kelleypaulak@crestviewbulletin.com After spending three weeks in a burn unit in Mobile, Ala., after her face caught re during a routine surgery, Holt resident Kim Grice returned home. Wednesday morning, for the rst time since her or deal, Grice had a chance to wash her hair. She slow danced with her son Samuel, 3, to Luke Bryans song, I Dont Want This Night to End and sat in a rocker on her front porch to watch her dad rake leaves. She turned 30 today. Grice also looked in the mirror at her burned face without bandages for the rst time. On Nov. 29, Grice was undergoing surgery to have three cysts on her head biopsied when a re erupted. A staff member at North Okaloosa Medical Center, which is afliated with the Crestview Surgery Center, has said that Grice was t ted with an oxygen mask and that the surgeon was using a cauterization tool to stop bleeding when the re broke out. She was taken by helicopter to Mobile and has been treated daily for the burns. Her three chil dren, Samuel, Emily, 5, and Cutter, 8, have been staying with Grices family members. My children called the hospital crying the other night, Grice said, turning away as tears welled up in her eyes. They wanted to spend the night in their own beds and I told the doc tor that my heart was bro ken. I think he let me come home for them. Kims mother, Ann Grice, said that she has seen a difference in her daughter since she came home. Ive seen the life come back into her pretty eyes, Ann Grice said. She had a heavy sadness in the burn center and I under stand after all she has gone through lately. But being back in her home, with her three babies all over her has brought the life back to her eyes. Kim Grices children helped their mother put up their Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Five days later Kim Grices ordeal began. I know that she did not know what was coming the next week but now that I look back on it, its like she was preparing for it, Ann Grice said. Kim Grice managed to buy one present each for her three children before the accident, while shopping with her mother on Burn victim returns homeSobering lessons at BakerDont drive in-TEXT-icated program involves multiple agenciesBy Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com After ve months without a Crestview city clerk, the position will at last be lled on Jan. 3 when Elizabeth Betsy Roy will be sworn into ofce. Roy was selected from an initial eld of 13 applicants following a review of her application and an extensive interview before the city council. Roy, who is currently retail man ager of the Crestview Cracker Barrel restaurant and an active member of the Crestview Area Chamber of Com merce, will hold the clerks position for By Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com With the busy holiday travel period fast approaching, law enforcement and travel experts recommend advance planning to make trips go smoother. Motorists should leave early, be more vigilant on the road, and allow enough time for delays. Bring your vehicle registration, license and insur ance information, Crestview Police Department spokesman Lt. Andrew Schneider advised. Dont forget your cell phone, a ashlight with fresh bat teries and jumper cables. Always wear your seat belt, even on long trips. And bring a spare key for your car. Keep it in your pocket just in case. Letting folks know your progress during holiday travel, whether by phone or social media, helps ease anxiety, Schneider said. Notify family or friends on your location and prog ress, he said. Each time you get gas is a good time to call. Schneider also reminded motorists that thieves are looking for the easiest targets. Out-of-town cars in roadside motels, restaurants or mall parking lots might be loaded with lots of tempting goodies. Lock gifts, purses and electronics out of sight. Remember to properly secure your vehicle when stopping along the way, Schneider said. The Florida Department of Transportations 511 ser vice provides updated traf c conditions for the states major thoroughfares. Mo torists can call 511, visit FL511.com or download the 511 iPhone app before departing. Consult the sys tem for updates during gas stops and rest breaks. Knowing the Trans portation Security Administrations simple -1-1 rule helps speed security Plan ahead for smoother holiday travelSee TraRA VEL A3Betsy Roy will ll rest of Janice Youngs termNew city clerk appointedSee CiITY CLErRK A3 See hHOME A3 PAUL L A KELLEYKELLEY | Crestview News BulletinAnn Grice and her daughter Kim Grice stand in front of the Christmas tree that Kims three children put up the day after Thanksgiving. Kim was burned the next Tuesday, Nov. 29, while undergoing routine surgery. She came home on Monday for the holidays. HOLidaIDA Y TraTRA VEL AdDViICE Helpful websites to help your holiday travel go smoother: Florida DOT 5-1-1 highway trafc updates: dial 511, visit FL511.com, or download the app at itunes.apple.com/us/app/orida-511/ id437092418?mt=8 Transportation Security Administration 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage: www.tsa.gov/311/ index.shtm To check real-time ight status at Northwest Florida Regional Airport, visit www.FlyVPS.com. BRIAN N HUGHES ES | Crestview News BulletinDuring a break in Monday evenings city council meeting, newly appointed City Clerk Betsy Roy, right, visits with Council President Charles Baugh Jr. and deputy clerk Patti Beebe. 36th Year, Number 101 BASKETBALL: MORGAN LEADS GATORS PAST ESCAm MBIA SPORTS, A12 CC OOK OFF...........................A A 8 Whats Happening . .............. A2Local . .................................... A4Faith . ..................................... A6Food . ..................................... A8Classieds . ............................ A9Sports ................................A10

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To have an area event published here, email it to news@crestviewbulletin. com or call 682-6524 by 5 p.m. Friday. Announcements run on a space-available basis. TRANSPORTATION FOR DISABLED : The Disabled American Veterans van, which provides transportation to the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, will not run from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3. Transportation will resume on Jan. 4. The van departs from Crestview, Niceville and Fort Walton Beach on Wednesday and Friday each week if required. For further information or to schedule a ride, please contact Okaloosa County Veterans Services at 689-5922 or 6517258. LANDFILL CLOSURES : The Baker and Wright Landlls will be closed on Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve. Any questions, call 651-7394. ANGEL TREE DONATIONS: The Salvation Army has angel trees in many retail locations, including all Lee Automotive branches and Cumulus Broadcasting. They are also collecting nonperishable food for food banks, pet food and supplies for PAWS in Fort Walton Beach. Angel trees hold Christmas wish lists for needy children, and the community is invited to fulll these wishes. To participate, visit any Lee Automotive location (S. Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview) during business hours. CITIZENS ACADEMY: From Jan. 3 to March 27 every Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m., the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce will have Citizens Academy training in the administrative building. For more information, contact Ashley Bailey, crime prevention specialist, at 651-7153 or abailey@sheriffokaloosa.org. INTERNATIONAL COIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION : will buy coins, paper currency, gold and silver from the general public Dec. 1923. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites, 900 Southcrest Drive, Crestview. For more information, visit www. internationalcoincollectors. com. SENIORS VS. CRIME: The Okaloosa County Seniors vs. Crime is a special project under the Florida Attorney Generals Ofce to assist senior citizens who believe that someone has taken advantage of them. The organizations ofce is located at 296 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, in suite 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except holidays. For more information or to report a scam, call 3063176. The organizations email address is okaloosacountysvc@yahoo. com. ST. MARK UMC CHRISTMAS CANTATA : O, Holy Night will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 2250 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview. For more information, please call 682-5280 or visit www. stmarkcrestview.org. GSOC MEETINGS: The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County meets every second Saturday at the Heritage Museum, located at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, across from the city park. For more information, contact Martha Trau at 259-4351. 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 that you would like to donate, please contact Elsie Green at 833-3840 or 585-1368. CRESTVIEW SOUP KITCHENS : Serving from 11 a.m. to noon except on Wednesdays, when the hours are from 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), 6823518. 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. 90, 6822835. 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 4230711 if you can assist with this service.MISCELLANEOUSSUPPLEMENTS & NUTRITION: Chiropractic Associates of Niceville is offering a free presentation on Supplements & Nutrition Monday, Dec. 19, at 6:15 p.m. It will be at their ofce at 705 W. John Sims Parkway. Call 678-8048 to register. FISHING SEMINAR: On Dec. 21, North Light Marina will host a seminar on winter bottom shing. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and followed by a 6 p.m. meeting. For more information, visit http:// saltwater-events.com or call 384-7737 or 516-0709. FLORIDA TRAIL SCHEDULE: For more information on Florida Trail Association activities, visit http://choctaw.oridatrail. org. ADVENTURE CLUB: For more information on club activities, call Clarice Hebinck at 581-4591 or send her an email at freklz100@ cox.net. AUDUBON SOCIETY: A schedule of Choctawhatchee Audubon Society events is listed here. Dec. 19: The last Christmas Bird Count will be held in the Choctawhatchee Bay area. Contact Don Ware at 8626582, or Alan Knothe at 305-359-5334 to participate in the worlds most popular citizen science project. There are opportunities to be either a spotter or recorder. No experience necessary. ROWC SCHEDULE: Eglin Retired Ofcers Wives Club programs and menus for 2011-12 are listed below. To reserve your space a week before the program, please call Barbara at 651-1453. Jan. 19: The Lighthouse People, Bob and Sandra Shanklin. Beef stew, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee/tea. STRICTLY WEAVERS MEETINGS: are held once a month by the Strictly Weavers Guild of the Emerald Coast. For exact meeting location and more information please call Alice (9344403) or send an email to strictlyweavers@yahoo. com. Anyone interested in the art of weaving handwoven fabric is invited to attend. HERITAGE PARK EVENTS : Heritage Park and the Indian Temple Mound Museum are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. Regular admission is $5 plus tax for adults, $4.50 plus tax for seniors 55 and older and active military, and $3 plus tax for children ages 4 to 17. For further information, please contact Mike Thomin at 833-9595. DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY: Pensacola Chapter 298 meets regularly every second Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Members of the lineage organization reside in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. For more information, call Glenda Manis at 678-7318 or 902-7049.ONGOINGWHEN A CHILD DIES: The Compassionate Friends is a nonsectarian national organization that welcomes bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and immediate family members to its meetings when they have suffered the death of a child. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. To learn more, visit www. compassionatefriends.org. CAR DONATIONS : Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the United States are beneting from a car donation program. Donated cars do not have to be functional. They only need a title. The cars are picked up and sold at auction. The funds generated are a helpful resource to the clubs. Donate your car and support your local club. For more information, call 800246-0493. VEHICLE DONATIONS : Many notfor-prots, like Covenant Hospice, can accept cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and RVs as donations, whether they are running or not. Vehicles are picked up or towed by courteous, qualied professionals anywhere from Pensacola to Tallahassee at a scheduled time convenient for you. On arrival, we will assist you with paperwork, including the title. The donated vessel is then resold at auction, and revenue generated from the sale is used to support programs and services for local end-of-life patients and their loved ones. All appropriate documentation needed to claim the deduction on your itemized tax return, including a donation receipt, will be provided to you within 30 days of the sale. If you would like more information on how you can support Covenant Hospice by donating your vehicle, boat or RV through our easy donation process, call Jenni Perkins at 598-5003. YMCA EVENTS: For details on Crestview YMCA events, call 689-2999 or visit the YMCA website at www. ecymca.org. OCSO WEBSITE: The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce invites residents to sign up at crimereports. com, where you can monitor crime in your or other neighborhoods, sign up for crime alert emails and keep track of sexual offenders or predators addresses. BECOME A TOASTMASTER: The Crestview Toastmasters club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at OSullivan Creel (formerly Lundy & Bowers) at 296 S. Ferdon Blvd. Meetings begin promptly at 6 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The club is a learn-by-doing workshop where members practice speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere. The person with strong speaking skills has an advantage in todays competitive job market. Call Clara Dunham at 803-4488 and join them in learning how to speak with condence and say what you mean. FOCUS ON OKALOOSA: This monthly county television show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 6. It can be viewed at scheduled times on Cox Channel 6 and anytime if you have Cox Digital Cable, On Demand. To watch Cox On Demand, select Channel 1, FREE Zone, Cox 2 & 6 local, Government and Okaloosa. According to Cox, it takes about a week to get meetings and shows uploaded On Demand. If there is a topic you are interested in or have questions you would like addressed on the show, please call Kathy Newby at 651-7270. VETERANS COUNSELOR: The Okaloosa County Veterans Service Ofce at 601-A N. Pearl St. in Crestview is staffed by the director and/ or veterans counselor on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Administrative/ phone services are available at 689-5922 (voice) or 689-5566 (fax). The Okaloosa County Veterans Service Ofce in Fort Walton Beach is at 13 Iowa Dr. NE. MAIN OFFICE1301 Industrial Drive Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-5111DOWNTOWN MOTOR BANK385 North Spring St. Crestview, FL 32536 850-682-5112SOUTHSIDE OFFICE2541 S. Hwy 85 Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-3111www.fnbcrestview.com YourHometownBankSince1956 Your Hometown Bank Since 1956 By Michael Stewartmichaels@crestviewbulletin.com A bag containing the city of Laurel Hills petty cash was stolen during a burglary at City Hall ofcials believe occurred Monday night. On Tuesday morning it discovered that the petty cash bag was missing. We believe it happened overnight last night, Laurel Hill Water Clerk Cindy OLoughlin said Tuesday. The bag was not missing yesterday. An undisclosed amount of money was reported missing. No other items were stolen, OLoughlin said. City ofcials discovered that someone had pried open three doors and kicked in an exterior door leading to the citys re department bay to gain access to the building and the location where the money was kept. It looks like they used a screwdriver or pry bar of some sort to get the doors open, OLoughlin said. When asked, OLoughlin said it is believed that the person(s) who took the money knew where to look for it. Obviously, it was not just laying out in the open, OLoughlin said. We think someone probably did know where it was kept. The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce is investigating the burglary. OLoughlin said it is expected to cost between $300 and $500 to repair the damaged doors. Petty cash stolen from Laurel Hill City HallFrom staff reportsA Monday night re caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to a Crestview home. Fireghters with the Crestview Fire Department responded to a re at 188 Duggan Ave. that broke out shortly before 7:30 p.m. Faulty wiring in the attic of the home caused the re, according to a press release issued by the re department. Fireghters tore the ceiling down to get to the re. North Okaloosa Fire District assisted with the re. No one was injured. 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LocalCrestview News Bulletin | A3Saturday, December 17, 2011 TRAVEL from page A1clearance at airports: Any liquids or gels in your carry-on bags must be in 3.4-ounce (100 milliliter) or smaller contain ers. All liquid and gel containers must t in a 1quart zip-top plastic bag. Only one bag is al lowed per passenger. Any gifts in your car ry-on luggage must be unwrapped. Gifts of wine or other liquids cannot be taken through secu rity. Wrap them in several plastic bags and cushion them well in your checked luggage. Planning is essential when traveling over the holidays, Okaloosa County Airports Director Greg Donovan said. The virtue of a smaller airport is we dont have horrendously long lines. Know your airlines lug gage regulations before you pack. Baggage over 50 pounds can generate additional fees, often as high as $200. Check your airlines luggage policy and pack accordingly to avoid delaying other trav elers while you repack in the check-in line. Get to the airport early. Allow at least two hours for domestic ights and three hours for interna tional ights, including multi-leg trips that originate at local airports. Also, check the weather at your connecting and destination airports. Bad weather out of town could affect your travel. The advice I have for travelers is to check the way weather is play ing in the destination, especially in the north east, Donovan said. Also check your air lines schedule for your ight status. If its a departure from here at VPS, well show your status on our website. CItTY CLERK from page A115 months, fullling the term of former city clerk Janice Young, who resigned on July 31. To con tinue in the ofce, Roy will have to stand for election at the end of her term. Roy was unanimously selected by a vote of the city council at its Dec. 12 meeting. The ve council members admitted choos ing one of the nal six candidates was difcult as all of them had strong resumes, leadership skills and extensive professional backgrounds. I was impressed by the entire pool of candidates, council member Robyn Helt said. If we took each of those candidates and rolled them all into one, wed probably have the perfect candidate. As city clerk, Roy will oversee the troubled Utili ties Billing department, which had come under scrutiny after irregularities in billing procedures that cost the city many thou sands of dollars in uncollected water bills were revealed last year. New water meters and administrative changes have contributed to putting the department back on course. Weve had some issues in that particular depart ment that we need to get a handle on, Council President Charles Baugh Jr. said during discussion of candidates qualications. I think we need somebody who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work. We need a person who is genu inely concerned for this city. Council member Phillip Berezo started the discussion by making a motion to appoint retired U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Laboeuf, a former base commander, to the position. Other mem bers agreed that Laboeuf was an excellent candi date, but council member Ben Iannucci said he felt Laboeuf was an overquali ed individual. I dont think a colonel is needed here as much as a senior NCO, Iannucci said. No doubt Mr. Laboeuf has great credentials. As much as they (Utilities employees) need leadership, they need a well-disciplined manager. The motion to appoint Laboeuf failed 2-3, with Berezo, Iannucci and Helt voting nay. Iannucci then moved to appoint Roy, say ing, I personally think she is a perfect match. Mrs. Roy has rep resented the city many times, Baugh agreed. She even showed up to our Sunshine law and public records seminars. These things show a person who is genuinely interested in this community. I could see where Mrs. Roy would t in well with the different personalities that are there (in the de partment) and some have been there for many, many years, Helt said. I dont think theres a bad choice in this. Helt pointed out that as manager of a popular Crestview restaurant, Roy encounters day-to-day situations with customer ser vice. City Hall is a hospital ity industry. Sometimes were not as hospitable as we would like to be. After Iannuccis mo tion to appoint Roy passed unanimously, Helt moved that her salary be set at $55,000, with any increases being approved by the coun cil, rather than subject to step-increases, which had resulted in Youngs salary reaching more than $90,000 a year. Helts motion also passed unanimously. I appreciate the vote and I appreciate your con dence in me, Roy said af ter she was appointed. HOME from page A1Black Friday. We have never faced the early morning crowds or saved up to shop early like that, Grice said. I think that was another of those things where Kim somehow knew something was coming and she pushed to do it. On Wednesday, Kim had special pads over the most severe burn areas on her face and a mesh ban dage across her cheeks and forehead. Areas on her face and neck had a purple hue. I am just so tired al ready of all this stuff on my face, she said. I looked at that picture on the table of me and the kids and I get really down about this. I know I wont ever be pretty like that ever again. Ann Grice snapped up in her chair at the words. Now Kim, she said. I told you that you can embrace that feeling but you better go on to the other side of it. We are go ing to get you back better. You are going to overcome this by taking it one day at a time and we are not go ing to look backwards. You better cowgirl up. Kim Grice said the phrase in unison with her mother and the two shared a laugh that seemed to hurt Kims face, but ap peared to perk her up. Kim Grices children have been impacted as well. Ann Grice said Cut ter got in trouble at school the other day. Some child, being a child, said to him, Ha ha, your mamas face got burned, and Cutter, who loves his mama, took it to heart and said things back and both boys got in trou ble. Cutter came home that day and told his mom that she is beautiful. He meant it. And she is. Kim Grice tugged the side of the bandage on her face as she listened to her mother tell the story. This is not what I ex pected to be doing this week, Kim said. I cant shop for Santa stuff. I do want to make fudge in our kitchen with the kids. Follow updates on this story on Paula Kelleys Twitter account @cnbpaula. LLESSONS from page A1Gronberg explained. Leadership students, faculty, and public safety agencies including the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce, Florida Highway Pa trol, Baker, Holt and Blackman re departments, and Okaloosa County EMS participated in the Dont Drive In-TEXT-icated program. Air Methods AirHeart helicopter and a Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home hearse added real ism to the program, which also served as a training exercise for the many or ganizations involved. Okaloosa County EMT Barbara Chestnut helped stage the accident, pour ing fake blood on the ve victims, including her daughter, Crestview High School student Courtney Nicaise. This is hitting home for us, Chestnut said. Two weeks ago Courtney was Tboned by a driver who ran a stop sign. Its emotionally challenging but its worth it if it saves one child and their family from having to go through this in real life. Several parents and grandparents joined Baker School high school students in the stadium bleachers as blue tarpaulins were pulled off the two wrecked cars: an SUV, supposedly driven by an impaired Catie, that had smashed into the rear of a compact sedan, propelling unrestrained student passengers through the wind shield and rear window. Fountain narrated as emergency responders ar rived on the scene. Sher iffs deputies were followed by the Baker Volunteer Fire Department, county EMS, FHP and AirHeart. Live responder radio communications echoed over the loudspeakers, mixing with the wail of sirens and the throbbing beat of the helicopter rotors. As victims were sta bilized and removed by responders, FHP ofcers gave Catie a eld sobriety test, arresting her for DUI when she failed. The only remaining victim on the scene was Courtney, who portrayed a dead stu dent. Dealing with the death of a young person takes a piece of your heart and soul, Fountain told the audience. But when you know it happened because of something that could have been avoided, it makes you angry. We in law enforcement have the unfortunate job to knock on that door and tell those parents their child is not coming home, FHP Sgt. Ron Livingston said. Do me a favor. If you see someone drinking and driv ing, tell them what you just saw. Tell them you dont want to be another vic tim. Then the hearse pulled up and funeral directors Andy Powell and Bob Lloyd carefully picked up Courtneys corpse, gently lowering it on a gurney and folding a blanket over her. Andy Powell would rather go out of business tomorrow than pick up another dead young person, Fountain said. Weve had several of these kids, and gosh, its so difcult, Lloyd said. A slip-up, even for a second, it means your life. As the hearse slowly pulled away, stillness enshrouded the bleachers. Several students and adults wiped away tears. Alicia Ezell, a Baker School 10th grader, stood silently as the drama un folded before her. Its good that were doing this, she said. Its really eye-opening. I hope it has a positive effect be cause it has happened a lot in this area. I really hope people un derstand the responsibility it takes not to do that stuff (DUI and texting while driving), Caitie said. The program concluded with remarks by Rusty Fine, whose niece Megan Warman died from a texting-while-driving accident, and Larry Jones, speaking publicly for the rst time about the death of his son Tyler in a DUI-related acci dent three years ago. We lost a brother, a son, a future father, and it all couldve been avoided with better choices, Jones said, as Fountain and Jones daughter Morgan, a Bak er senior, stood supportively on each side of him. Youve got a choice, and youve seen the re sults. I hope you make the right choice. The fallout affects more than one person. PHOTOS BY BB RIAN HH UGH H ES S | News BulletinWhitehurst-Powell funeral directors Bob Lloyd, left, and Andy Powell shroud student DUI victim Courtney Nicaise as Baker School student journalist Brandon Engler, left, videotapes the dramatization. Baker Fire Department volunteers and Okaloosa County EMTs extract victim Laurie Steele from a vehicle struck by a drunk and texting driver during the schools DUI program. BB RIAN HH UGH H ES S | Crestview News BulletinBetsy Roy, right, addresses members of the Crestview City Council after they unanimously voted to appoint her to ll the vacant city clerks position. BB RIAN HH UGH H ES S | News BulletinNorthwest Florida Regional Airports Concourse A is quiet in anticipation of the arrival of incoming ights. Transportation Security Administration inspectors at Northwest Florida Regional Airport examine scans of checked luggage before it is loaded into a waiting planes hold.

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LocalA4 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 2039828 2041957 Wise Equipment Sales & Service1147 S. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 682-33666512248 By Brian HughesArts & Entertainment Editor Christmas music has always been an integral part of my holiday. From stacks of albums piled high on the spindle of the family phonograph to Bing crooning on the radio, from my classmates choruses during Christmas assemblies (we dared called it Christmas back then) to the glorious sound of the church cantata, no other holiday offers such a plethora of wonderful music. Favorite Christmas songs evoke memories of cookies baking, turkeys roasting, candlelight glinting off the special china, visits with our friends, decorating a lopsided (but real) tree (Well put that bare spot toward the corner), and saintly old aunties and grandmothers who gave slobbery kisses and gifts of socks. As a child, Christmas music was as integral to my holiday as strands of C7 lights (which is the burned out bulb?), glass ornaments (at least two of which smashed every year) and decorations we made in school out of toilet paper tubes, old Readers Digests, pipe cleaners and cotton balls. Childhood memories form the foundations of our adult Christmas music libraries. My iPod bursts with der Bingle and Ella, Frank and Dean, Julie Andrews, Perry Como and Nat King Cole. To that base Ive added Mannheim Steamroller, the Trans-Siberia Orchestra, and the ethereal vocals and instrumentals of Enya, to name but a few. We have pop singers almost-obligatory Christmas albums by the Beach Boys, the Lettermen, Herb Alpert and the TJB, Mariah Carey, Elvis, Michael Bubl, Harry Connick Jr., the Carpenters and even The Bieb (No, I dont own that one). Chicago, which eliminated the bother of naming albums by simply numbering them, skipped ahead and issued 25. How glorious are Barbra Streisands I Wonder as I Wonder, Neil Diamonds Silent Night, and Bette Midlers Ill be Home for Christmas, the irony of Jewish vocalists having some of the best Christmas albums not withstanding. From stage and screen I love Christmas songs like Bings Oscar-winning White Christmas, Judys Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Vince Guaraldis soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? from my favorite James Bond lm, and Josh Grobans Believe. (My Favorite Things, incidentally, is not a Christmas song!) It is possible to overdo and under-do the music of Christmas. Stuff on the Halloween aisle wasnt even marked down when stores and radio stations started playing Christmas songs. But oddly, those merchants and radio music programmers think Christmas grinds to a halt at midnight on Dec. 25. If theyd been paying attention to The 12 Days of Christmas when they played it, theyd know Christmas actually starts on Dec. 25, and goes all the way to Twelfth Night, Jan. 6. Well, I know it, as do many others who cherish the memories, the magic and the meaning of Christmas and its music. I started playing my Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, when youre supposed to, and Ill keep playing it through Epiphany. No matter your generation or your musical preference, Christmass special, beloved music, some of it stretching back to previous centuries, creates extra special, magical memories that you just cant commercialize, nor forget at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 26.As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas albums was Snoopys Christmas by the Royal Guardsmen. In addition to the title song, the American group (capitalizing on the British invasion) also sang Kinda Looks Like Christmas on the album.BRIAN HUGHES | News BulletinSounds like Christmas to me SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETINMore than 20 children attended breakfast with Santa at the Crestview Community Center. The annual event is sponsored by the Crestview Police Department and FamiliesFirst Network. Adyla Rutan, 2, was amazed that Santa knew her name. Children who are a part of the FamiliesFirst Network are invited to have pancakes, see Santa and receive a special gift from Santas elves. A special treat with Santa

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LocalCrestview News Bulletin | A5Saturday, December 17, 2011 Dedicated to caring for your health and well-being. 6513380 Holiday Savings 10% Off with Ad WE DO: HOUSE DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS FARM LANES LONG LANES DRIVEWAYS PRIVATE ROADS PATCHWORK NEW HOMES GRADEWORK SEAL COATING BASEWORK ASPHALT MILLINGS Free Estimates Fast Service Quality Work Full-Service Asphalt PavingTired of a Dust Bowl in the Summer and a Mud Hole in the Winter? Dont Fuss ... CALL US!Of ce 800-566-7182 Mobile 850-524-0823 NOTICEASPHALT PAVING Donohue Asphalt We are currently paving in your area.With our crew and equipment close by, we are offering prompt service and reasonable rates to all area residents for a short time. Please call immediately if you are interested in having any asphalt paving done this year. By Michael Stewartmichaels@crestview bulletin.com The Laurel Hill City Council met last week. At the meeting council members: Remained deadlocked on a vote to appoint a council member to ll a vacant seat. Approved a motion to allow a collection agency to handle delinquent payments for water bills. Approved an audit of the citys nances for the scal year 2010-11. Approved a special compensation for the citys volunteer re ghters to offset their annual re-related expenses. The amount granted to each re ghter ranged between $50 and $200 and was based on the number of re calls each went on. Listened to objections by the Rev. Mike McVay, pastor of First Baptist Church, to the planned January opening of a liquor store on State Road 85 in Laurel Hill by William Cash Moore. Laurel Hill City Council roundupBy Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com The request for reimbursements, threats of lawsuits, demand for recusals, two rounds of bidding and bid-protests to operate Crestview Parks and Recreation concession stands were all rendered moot when the city council voted at its Dec. 12 meeting to toss out all bids and have the city run the stands. Earlier in the meeting, attorney Ashley Rogers, representing Darlene Sledge, presented her clients case for reimbursement by the city for expenses, time, attorneys fees, missed opportunities and undue burden/ reputation damage/distress when she wasnt awarded the concessionaire contract she thought she had won. While council members and city attorney Ben Holley said reimbursement for actual expenses was agreeable, the council felt some of the claims Sledge presented were questionable. Sledges assertion that she should be reimbursed $40 an hour for 121.15 hours, for example, was sharply questioned. Forty dollars an hour? I dont get that and I work for the government, council member Tim Grandberry said. I have no problem with the city reimbursement of moneys that have been actually spent, council member Robyn Helt said, but questioned claims such as hours claimed for shopping for an onion chopper when clothing was on the same receipt. Both Rogers and Holley felt the matter can be resolved without going to court. My concern is we have people sitting in Little League facilities who have an immediate need for concessions, Helt said. I feel horrible for Mrs. Sledge and I feel horrible for the citizens of Crestview. I want to get this resolved so the city can move on. Attorney Bert Moore, representing the partnership of bidders Gia DeMario and Vonda Todd, had led a pre-bid protest, requesting that council president Charles Baugh Jr. and council member Ben Iannucci recuse themselves from evaluating the latest round of bids. Moore said he was concerned by issues of harassment because the councilmen allegedly asked the Crestview Police Department to ascertain if his clients had business licenses. I have no intention of recusing myself, Baugh said emphatically. We have had issues in the past where some people doing business with the city did not have a proper license. I could never consider recusing myself when I have a job to do up here, Iannucci echoed. I wont apologize for trying to do my job. Helt then made a motion to reject all bids. I think you have an obligation to review them and rank them, Moore said. Sir, Ive reviewed them, Helt said, her voice rising. The motion was approved 41, with council member Phillip Berezo voting nay. I dont like seeing the city in this situation, Helt continued. All these months we have not been providing concessions to the parents and the children and the grandchildren and the citizens of Crestview. I was elected to do a job. If need be, Ill do it myself. Helt then moved that the city serve as its own concessionaire. The council then voted unanimously for Administrative Services Director Mike Wings department to operate the concession stands. How did the city get in this mess? community activist Mae Retha Coleman asked. Im glad councilman Robyn got it straight and said lets just start running it. Photos by BRIAN HUGHES | Crestview News BulletinAttorney Ashley Rogers, at podium, presents a request by her client, Darlene Sledge, for reimbursement of expenses to the Crestview City Council as Bert Moore (seated front row left), attorney for competing bidders, takes notes. Left, council president Charles Baugh Jr., right, responds to a request by attorney Bert Moore (at podium) that he recuse himself from evaluating concessionaire bids.City to operate concession stands

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A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: Live Oak Baptist Church at 4565 Live Oak Church Road in Crestview will host a candlelight service at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 682-5160 for more information. LIVE NATIVITY: First Baptist Church of Crestview is hosting a live Nativity Dec. 20-23 from 6-8 p.m. each night. A petting zoo, pony rides, Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and cookies will be a part of the event. You can also have a family portrait taken with the Nativity participants, free of charge. The Nativity will be held in the Ben Martin eld off State Road 85 (next door to the Welton Law Firm and across from Dominos Pizza). For more information call 682-2544 or visit the church website at www. fbccrestview.org. ST. MARK CHRISTMAS EVENTS: St. Mark United Methodist Church will be holding three Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24. The familyoriented service will be held at 4 p.m. The contemporary candlelight service is at 5:30 p.m. and the traditional candlelight service is at 7 p.m. The Christmas Cantata, O, Holy Night, is on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 a.m. The Christmas Day service on Sunday, Dec. 25, is at 10 a.m. Children are invited to attend our Happy Birthday Jesus party during this hour. The church is located at 2250 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview. If you would like more information, call 682-5280 or visit www. stmarkcrestview.org. THE JOURNEY, a United Methodist Church, will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at Crestview High School. After that, meetings will be held weekly beginning in January 2012. Visit the groups Connection Center and their coffee house, Journey Java Connections, at 269 N. Main St., Crestview. For details, contact Sean Peters at 420-8038 or Sean@journeyCrestview. com, or Sandra Peters at 420-6723 or Sandra@ journeyCrestview. com. Website: www. journeyCrestview.com. THE GREATEST GIFT CAMP: Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin will host a camp celebrating the birth of Jesus Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendance is $30 per child (age 4-10), then $25 per sibling. Children will celebrate with a party and make crafts for their family members. For more information call 837-6324 or visit www. iacdestin.org. Space is limited; register early. 850 862 2007 300 Eglin Pkwy, NE @ Corner of Eglin & South Ave (850) 796 4300480 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, FL 32569$599Dine in only. One coupon per party. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid with any daily specials. Expires January 15, 2011MONDAY TO THURSDAY Lunch Only2:00pm4:00pmCOMBINATIONPLATESMenu items AL, with purchase of two drinksMONDAY TO THURSDAYFAJITA CHICKENBUY ONEGET ONEFREE 8098452www.larumba.promilitary.net$599Dine in only. One coupon per party. Coupons may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid with any daily specials. 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McBrydeWe have a long and rich history in the abstract & title, escrow and real estate closing business. Okaloosa Title and Abstract Company is the only complete in-house title plant in Okaloosa County, Florida, and has been serving Northwest Florida since 1925.Merry Christmas As we approach the 2011 Christmas celebration, it would be good if we give serious consideration to the origin and meaning of it. During this time, many good causes will vie for our attention. Many worthy projects will come along and demand our time. Wellmeaning people will compete for our resources. But we must remember the origin of the contemporary meaning of Christmas. It does not signify merely the birth of a baby in Bethlehem. Nor does it simply denote an important event in the history of the world. It does, however, remind us of the person and the presence of the eternal God of Creation, who has come in the form of a man in order to reconcile mankind to Himself. This is clearly seen in the references throughout the bible to LORD. In the Old Testament, LORD nearly always refers to God Himself. Occasionally, the word refers to an individual of great stature or wealth. However, in the New Testament, it refers, in most instances, to Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It carries with it at least three signicant implications. One. In Acts 9:5, a Jewish rabbi named Saul encountered Jesus as the rabbi was on his way to Damascus to arrest followers of Jesus. In that encounter, Saul asked, Who are you, Lord? The reference here indicated a response to one who has power. It refers to one who deserves respect, and it is signicant that a Jewish rabbi used this term. Two. The Gospel according to Matthew (9:37) is an account of Jesus speaking to His disciples. He sees a multitude of people who are coming to hear what He has to say. And He says to His disciples, Look, the elds are white and ready to be harvested. Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send laborers in to the harvest. The reference to LORD at this point is indicative of ownership. Jesus sees the world of men, women and children as a harvest; humanity belongs to Him by virtue of creation. And He longs to purchase all people off the slave block of sin and destruction. Three. The word LORD many times refers to one who is worthy of obedience. In Luke 6:46, Jesus asks his disciples, Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say? He has authority to command because He comes from God. And I have learned through the years that God does not take orders well! So, with this in mind, we approach the Christmas season from a new perspective. We have the privilege of giving to Jesus Christ utmost respect because he deserves it. We had the privilege of allowing him ownership of our lives, because He has purchased us with the sacrice of his own life. And we can be obedient to Him as lord of our lives, because He alone is the worthy one. May this Christmas season be the very time in which we discover its true meaning. God has come into His own creation, and asks that we trust Him to redeem us unto Himself for all eternity. And, if we will, He will. Eugene Strickland is the Director of Missions for the Okaloosa Baptist Association. Faith BriefsRIEFS Happenings at Joy Joy Fellowship is located at 5978 Old Bethel Road in Crestview. Senior Pastors Dale and Brenda Walters invite you to join them for Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. On Wednesday nights Joy offers Life Groups (small group meetings in homes) for adults and college/career young adults, Youth Ministry for high school students, AWANA for ages 2 through ninth grade, and a nursery. For more information call 682-6219 or visit www. joyfellowship.net. FromROM theTHE PULPITEugene StricklandThe meaning of Christmas Photos HOTOS Special PECIAL toTO theTHE Ne E Ws S BulletinBULLETIN Joy Fellowship of Crestview welcomes the Butryn family: Joe, wife April, and daughters Haleigh and Marissa. Joe joined the staff of Joy Fellowship as administrative/youth pastor on Aug. 1, 2011 after his retirement from 25 years of service in the United States Air Force. Pastor Dale Walters ordains Dale and Janet Sandstrom as pastors of Joys Amazing Grays. Joys Amazing Grays is a ministry to senior citizens and will be added to the church in January, 2012. Rick and Gina Watkins served as Vacation Bible School directors for Joy Fellowship in 2011. With the Watkins direction and encouragement, the children of Joy collected $500 during VBS. The money was donated to Adopt-AChild Ministries and was sent with the love of Christ from the children of Joy in Crestview, to bless children around the world. Check out more at Faith

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LocalA8 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 6513061 By Paula Kelley and Brian Hughes paulak@crestviewbulletin.com brianh@crestviewbulletin.com Crestview News Bulletin reporter Paula Kelleys Christmases in Alabama were bright and green, while Arts and Entertainment Editor Brian Hughes Christmases in the northwest mountains of New Jersey were cold and snow-covered. But both of us have fond memories of our traditional family favorite cookies baking in a kitchen lled with well-used pots, pans, mixing bowls, cookie sheets and our on the oor, but especially, lots of love. We may originally hail from North and South where we grew up with different traditions, but we both agree that Christmas cookie recipes that have passed down through the generations, or even new ones, are integral parts of our respective holidays. Here are some of our favorites:PaulaThere is a plate under our Christmas tree every Christmas Eve with cookies for Santa: same plate since 1982. Not store bought cookies mind you, real cookies made in my kitchen with real butter and real sugar with real calories. There have been our covered wooden oors and cookie dough eating boys but we have never had a Christmas without sugary sweets for the toy bringer. Zachary and Skylar left these cookies for Santa with a real Coca-Cola chilled in the traditional small glass bottle every year. Potato Chip Cookies This is an easy cookie recipe. It is light and combines a salty and sweet taste. (These are by far Santas favorite he told me so.) 1 pound butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons real vanilla avoring 1 cup crushed Golden Flake plain potato chips 3 cups our Powdered sugar for dusting tops. Cream softened butter and sugar together, add vanilla and potato chips. Gradually add our. Drop from teaspoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until edges turn brown. While cookies are still warm, dust with powdered sugar. Gingerbread Men I have two boys so we made gingerbread men, not women. 1 cup sugar cup butter, room temperature 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon molasses 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 cups all-purpose our 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon teaspoon ground ginger teaspoon allspice Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg yolk, molasses and orange juice; continue beating until well mixed. Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until rm (2-3 hours or overnight) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough on lightly oured surface (keep remainder refrigerated). Cut with cookie cutters dipped in our. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Decorate with raisin eyes, Red Hots buttons or colored sugar. Bake for 8 11 minutes or until set. Allow them to cool for a minute and then carefully remove from baking sheet with spatula and place on wire racks to cool completely. Nannas Christmas Candy Although it is not a cookie, this is the easiest and most wonderful candy of the Christmas season. Santa loves it, so will your ofce co-workers, your church members and neighbors! This is my Aunt Nan Rae Wilson Barnes creation and became lovingly known as Nannas Christmas Candy. She died this year at 84, so making her Christmas candy takes on a brand new meaning, as she loved the holidays and these sweet pieces now become one of her legacies. 2 lbs. white chocolate 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3 cups Rice Krispie Cereal 2 cups dry roasted peanuts 2 cups miniature white marshmallows Place chocolate in microwave and melt. Stir remaining ingredients together and add this to the melted chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon (work quickly). Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet and place in refrigerator to set up. Store in an airtight container. BrianWith both grandmothers having German parents, its not surprising that the spicy tang of German cookies played a prominent role in Moms Christmas cookie kitchen. A year after she passed away, Dad let me have her Christmas Cookie Book by Virginia Pasley (1949, Atlantic Monthly/ Little, Brown & Co., Boston). Over the years, Mom had tucked into its pages favorite recipes clipped from various sources. Plus, she provided a list of everyones favorites and annotated those recipes. Its been 16 years since Mom left us, but every Christmas, she still helps me get these recipes just right. Lebkuchen These German spice cookies, which originated in Nrnberg, are my absolute favorite. Sadly, mine dont come out as well as Moms. But of course, nothing ever comes out as well as Moms! 1 cup honey cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon rind 2 cups all-purpose our tsp baking soda tsp allspice tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon tsp cloves 1/3 cup chopped citron 1/3 cup chopped almonds Almond slivers and whole citron or Maraschino cherries for decorating. Bring honey to a boil, cool, then add brown sugar, beaten egg, lemon rind and juice. Sift our, measure, then sift with baking soda and spices and stir into honey mixture. Add chopped citron and almonds. Refrigerate overnight. Roll out dough into inch thickness and shape into round cookies about two inches across. Decorate with a piece of citron or half a Maraschino cherry in the center, then arrange almond slivers to look like ower petals around the fruit. Bake 10 or 11 minutes in a 400F oven and brush with glazing (confectioners sugar and water or lemon juice) while hot. Springerle These are also German, and I think theyre tastier than the Swedish cookies of the same name. The aniseed gives them a wonderful avor that made them Dads favorite. Traditionally they are a dunking cookie (remember Santas glass of milk on Christmas Eve) and are not supposed to be soft inside. These are a nicky cookie to get just right, but even the screw-ups taste good! Youll need a Springerle board to emboss the designs into the dough. 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 3 cups cake four 1 tsp baking powder tsp salt 2 TBSP melted butter Aniseed Beat eggs in an electric mixer, add sugar gradually and continue beating at least 10 minutes. Blend in sifted our, salt and baking powder with melted butter. The less our you can get by with, the better. Roll out lightly about half an inch or 1/3 inch thick and press out the design from a well-oured Springerle board (available in many kitchen stores). Place on a buttered cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with aniseed. Allow to stand 12 to 24 hours to set the design, then cut the cookies apart and bake at 350F for ve minutes, then lower temperature to 300F. Watch them carefully so they dont darken. A hint of yellow is all that is required. Bake for about 15 minutes. Speculaas From Germanys neighbors in the Netherlands comes this recipe for cookies that taste just like the windmill cookies wed get as kids from a Dutch bakery in a neighboring town. I rst baked these in fourth grade because Mrs. Storms (my favorite teacher, who retired a while ago after 40 years of teaching and expanding little minds) liked us to experience other cultures. I make Speculaas from my hand-written recipe copied off her blackboard. lb. butter 3 TBSP Crisco 1 lb. brown sugar 2 eggs 1 TBSP baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 TBSP cinnamon 3 cups our cup chopped almonds Mix butter and Crisco. Add other ingredients and mix well. Roll out into two rolls and chill until stuff. Slice thin and bake at 375F for 6-8 minutes. Watch them carefully so they dont burn. Follow your Crestview News Bulletin writers on Twitter. Brian is @ cnbBrian and Paula is @ cnbPaula. C kie Wars It may be North vs. South but its all good! AMY REID | News Bulletin

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ClassifiedsCrestview News Bulletin |A9Saturday, December 17, 2011 Legal # 130516 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No 11-CP-1168 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTE D. SCHWAB Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bette D. Schwab, deceased, whose date of death was October 30, 2011, 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THEME OF THE 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 CIAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 17, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Judy Karniewicz, Esq. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 694185 1406 W. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 Legal # 130500 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 46-2010-CA-006756C Division No. Section. ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. TONI REGISTER etal,. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Nov 18, 2011, and entered in Case No. 46-2010-CA-006756C of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida, wherein ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. is the Plaintiff and TONI G. REGISTER A/K/A TONI REGISTER; SHANTE L. PERSON; MARY S. LUNDY and OKALOOSA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash www.okaloosa.realforeclose.co m, the Clerks website for on-line auctions, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17 day of FEB, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NE CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4, SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 23 WEST, RUN SOUTH 30 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 55 WEST 1,040.10 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 258.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 55 W 243.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 117.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 140.70 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 57 52 W 177.49 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SANTEE STREET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 20 08 E ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 84.68 FEET; THENCE N 32 DEGREES 03 39 E, 66.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 59 20 E, 142.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and Commonly known as: 6137 SANTEE ST, CRESTVIEW, FL 32539 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at OKALOOSA COunty, Florida, this 22 day of NOV 2011. DON W. HOWARD, Clerk OKALOOSA County, Florida By: Vicki Jackson Deputy Clerk Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq./Florida Bar# 549452 Laura L. Walker, Esq./Florida Bar# 509434 Lisa N. Wysong, Esq./Florida Bar# 521671 Daniel F. Martinez, II, Esq./Florida Bar# 438405 Kalei McElroy Blair, Esq./ Florida Bar#44613 GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110 Tampa, FL 33607 (813 )443-5087 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, OKALOOSA County, 101 EAST JAMES LEE BLVD., CRESTVIEW FL 32536, County Phone: 850-689-5807 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. 12/10/11 12/17/11 Legal # 130484 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-DR-5219-F DIVISION: TTR Jose A. Lebron-Camacho, Petitioner, and Maricella T. Quiceno-Gutierrez Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Maricella T. Quiceno-Gutierrez Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jose A. Lebron-Camacho whose address is 290 Vinings Way Blvd Apt 6303 Destin, FL 32541 on or before 27 Dec 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Okaloosa County Courthouse, 1940 Lewis Turner Blvd, Ft. Walton Bch, FL 32547 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: November 18, 2011. DON HOWARD CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Kitty Sims 11/26/11 12/3/11 12/10/11 12/17/11 Legal # 1026381 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000558 FEDERAL NATION MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff VS. COURTNEY M. LEWIS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A.;THE FLORIDA CLUB AT BLUE WATER BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 5 day of Dec., 2011, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000558, of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, FEDERAL NATION MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and COURTNEY M. LEWIS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A. and THE FLORIDA CLUB AT BLUEWATER BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash electronically at www.okaloosa.realforeclose.co m at, 11:00 AM on the 18 day of Jan., 2012., the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT 329, FLORIDA CLUB AT BLUE WATER BAY CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 2664, PAGE 60, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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, Chief Deputy Court Administrator, Office of Court Administration at (850) 595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 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 6 day of Dec., 2011. DON W. HOWARD Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: K Brown Deputy Clerk Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 12/17/11 12/24/11

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ClassifiedsA10| Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 17, 2011 If you need a clean house call me I can help! Please call 850-603-0798. Giddens Contruction LLC 35 yrs experience Licensed & Insured Call 226-7413 or 321-558-4138 for all your remodeling/ handyman needs Heat & Air Jobs, Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)359-1690 Airlines are hiring Train for hands on 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 Earn College Degree Online. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline.com Farm DirectCentipede, Zoysia, St Augustine and Bermuda We Deliver & Install Call 850-244-6651 Suncoast Sod F arms Individual wants to buy house for investment 850-651-0987 Text FL86583 to 56654 Laurel Hill -2BD/2BA double wide + 1 acre of land. Also 50 X 150 lot in Crestview. Call Christine 652-4559. 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 Crestview 5 br 2 full baths. Appl., large shed with electricty, fenced in back yard. $975. 850-259-0267 Teel & WatersReal EstateRENT ALS 682-6156 162 Woodlawn Dr A $695, 1BR, 1BA Furn Effic. Utils/Cable incl 139 Stephens LN $825, 3 BR, 2BA, 162 Woodlawn Dr. E $550, 1BR, 1BA Furn Effic. Utils/Cable incl 2520 Sunset Dr $850, 3Br 1 BA, 1317 Sunshine Dr. $800, 3BR 2BA All properties require a credit check, one year lease; no inside smoking, pet fees are non-refundable. Call Debra Frost 682-6156 Safety Of cerCHELCO, a progressive member-owned electric utility in DeFuniak Springs, is accepting applications for a Safety Of cer. The successful candidate must have the ability to foster a safety culture in a manner that supports the cooperatives vision, mission and strategy. The candidate must also have the ability to ensure regulatory compliance, ensure comprehension of safety policies, procedures and practices by the 142 employees, and decrease accidents, incidents, and near misses and their related costs. The following quali cations and skills are needed: High School Diploma or equivalent and ten or more years of directly related experience or an Associates Degree and six to ten years directly related experience, or a Bachelors Degree and three to ve years directly related experience, or Masters Degree and up to two years directly related experience. Must be pro cient in Microsoft Of ce, speci cally Word and Excel. An excellent driving record is required with a valid drivers license. The position works out of the DeFuniak Springs of ce with the normal workweek, Monday to Friday. A portion of the work week will be in the eld visiting work crews and area of ces in the Walton/Okaloosa County area. The position is non-exempt and will work additional hours or days as needed. Applications will be accepted through close of business January 2, 2012. The application can be accessed on-line at www.chelco.com, click on the Careers link to complete and submit. Contact Human Resources, 850-892-5069 ext 110 or 111 with questions. RESUMES ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION to HR@CHELCO.com. Drug Free Workplace-EEO-M/F2042368 Advertising SalesSanta Rosa Press Gazette, Milton, Florida Do you want a career where you can make a difference? Are you a motivated sales associate?If you answered yes and yes, take a look at Florida Freedom. We want you! Freedom wants motivated Multi-media Advertising Account Executives. You will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and energetic sales program and channel your initiative, innovation, and competitive spirit to make an impact on our customers, our organization, and your own career. You will touch on all media platforms at Florida Freedom, selling print and online ads. Leverage your creativity as you partner with customers to create custom multi-media solutions, using our exciting and ever-growing portfolio of advertising products. Your success in this role could set you up to pursue a variety of career paths in our organization or throughout our parent company, Freedom Communications, Inc. (FCI), one of the nations largest privately owned media companies. Send resume to j etcher@srpressgazettte.com. Candidate hired pending background check and pre-employment drug screen. EOE drug-free workplace Crestview -1BR Duplex 652-B Brock St. $395/mo plus dd No pets. 978-6305 Crestview -Lg, 2BR/1BA Quiet, Gated, NO Pets. W/D hookup Call 585-5012/682-4990 $575. mo + $500. DD Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, Earn Up to 39/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 $ 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 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. OtherAgricultural Positions4 temporary positions. 02/01/2012 11/30/2012 Drive tractors, operate farm equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, irrigate & apply fertilizer to crops, Drives semi truck to transport product to elevator or storage area. Must have CDL drivers license, basic literacy reading and math skills. 3 mo. min. experience required. 48 hr/wk, $8.97 per/hr, free housing. 3/4 Work period guaranteed. Tools & Equip. Provided. Transportation to and from place of recruitment will be paid upon completion of 50% of work contract. Job location is at Triple Run Farms Minter City, MS. Apply for this job at Mississippi Employment Security Commission Jackson, MS. With job order# 44079 or nearest state employment office with copy of this ad. A Better Career With Melton 34-46 CPM Great Equipment & Benefits 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com Driver: Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)414-9569. www.driveknight.com Install/Maint/RepairNow Hiring!!Local company in Crestview area has opening for PT position. Would be great opportunity to retired individual. Call 877-808-3623 Web ID#: 34189768 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMEBecome a Newspaper Carrier in Northern Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Call Dale Robinson 685-3256 or Craig Calcutt 315-4496 Open routes available in the Early Morning Great Opportunity to Own your Own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your communityIndependent ContractorsMust have the following: *A reliable vehicle *Proof of Auto Insurance *A valid drivers license *Be 18 yrs or Older Web ID#: 34190113 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 For Sale U.S. Grade A Choice Black Angus Beef, homegrown, grain fed, $2/pound hanging weight. Call 850-834-2419 or 850-974-0167. Shop Tools For Sale 6 in jointer, 10 in table saw, 10 in radial arm saw, 12 in planer molder, 3 horsepower doble bag dust collector, $1500 for all. Call 537-2095 AccountingCollection SpecialistLooking for self-motivated person(s) with previous collection, and skip tracing experience. Limited experience acceptable. Monday -Friday with great pay and benefits. Fax or email resumes to: mhynson@speedeenet.co m / 888-233-5133. Web ID 34189622 Text FL89622 to 56654 Publishers Notice SCAM To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. SAVE $$$ on Advertising! Run your classified ad in over 100 Florida newspapers reaching over 4 MILLION readers for $475 -that is less than $4 per newspaper. Call this newspaper or (866)742-1373 for more details or visit: www.florida-classifieds.co m. Sectional sofa. $225.00,Tv stand $25.00 Tv stand (glass) $60.00 Garden cart (new) $85.00 Bunk beds. $185.00 Recliner. (red). $50.00 King mattress set. $150.00 Jewelry chest $40.00, Youth bed frame. $25.00, Single bed headboard-$10.00 Call Lane 850-240-9678 AuburnYard SaleSat, Dec 17, 7am-12pm, 3465 Swan Ave FWB169 B Eglin Prkwy. Open From 10-6 everyday until ChristmasLeonards Antiques30%-50% off Everything!!! Refreshments and Door PrizesText FL90601 to 56654 Take Viagra? SAVE $500.00. 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 PIlls+ 4/FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, discreet Shipping. Only $2.25/pill. The Blue Pill Now! 888-746-5615 We Buy GoldWE PAY THE MOST US GOLD PAWN 700 Beal Pkwy FWB 850-974-2462 Legal #130517 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46-2010-CA-000088 DIVISION: BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC, Plaintiff, VS. WALLACE F. HAMMOND JR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 30, 2011 and entered in Case No. 46-2010-CA-000088 of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida wherein BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC is the Plaintiff and WALLACE F. HAMMOND JR; BONNIE-ANN HAMMOND; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at WWW.OKALOOSA.REALFORECLOSE.COM at 11:00AM, on the 18day of Jan., 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 26, BLOCK 2, BROOKS ADDITION TO FORT WALTON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 26 WINDHAM AVENUE, FT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on 11-30, 2011. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K Brown Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09127430 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia Sims, 190 Governmental Center, 5th floor, Pensacola, FL (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. 12/17/11 12/24/11 LEGAL # 130521 NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with Florida Statutes, Dansher Mini Warehouses, located at 1110 N. Ferdon Blvd., in Crestview, Florida will offer for sale to the highest bidder the household and other goods stored in the below listed units of Dansher Mini Warehouses. Said goods are to be sold to recover the rents not paid by the tenant. Unit # B-09 Adam Carroll 298 A. Martin St Crestview, Fl 32536 Unit # A-43 Kyri Ford 595 McClelland St Crestview, Fl 32536 Unit # B-41, B-44 Marguerite Wilson 5397 Opportunity Dr Crestview, Fl 32539 Unit # A-37, B-22, C-23, E-4 Carolyn Youngblood 4001 Loglake Rd Holt, Fl 32564 The sale shall take place January 09, 2012 at 9:00 A.M., at the Dansher Mini Warehouse. 12/17/11 12/31/11 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. 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. Legal # 130522 OKALOOSA ISLAND LEASEHOLD CONVERSION REQUEST FOR BIDS ON HOLIDAY ISLE/OKALOOSA ISLAND PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida will open sealed Bids on the 5th day of January, 2012, at 10:00 AM Room 204, 302 N. Wilson Street, Okaloosa County Courthouse Extension, Crestview, FL 32536, From: Jimmy D. Stuart and wife, Carole M. Stuart Unit No. 516, The Islander, Phase II, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1170, Page 1827, amended in Official Records Book 1170, Page 1987, Official Records Book 1239, Page 554 and Official Records Book 2913, Page 2495, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements if any, appurtenant thereto, subject to and in accordance with the covenants, conditions, restrictions, terms and other provisions of said Declaration Guy Tadlock and Alice Tadlock Lot 18, Block F, Holiday Isle, Residential Section No. 5, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 39, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Cary S. Wiggins as personal representative of the Estate of Cielle Lord Osborn Apartment No. 556, El Matador, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 616, Page 245 through 274, and all amendments thereto, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto. DVS World Properties, LLC Condominium Parcel: Apartment No. 519-A, of Jetty East, Unit 1, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded in Official Records Book 826, Page 878, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, on the 19th day of December, A.D., 1975, together with all of its appurtenances according to said Declaration of Condominium. Bryan P. Smith and Pamela M. Smith Unit C-3 Clipper Cove Subdivision, a Subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 82, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Banktrust, An Alabama Banking Corporation, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jerry W. Dunn Unit No. 2-NO, Island Echos Condominium, a condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 770, Page 907, as amended by Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 772 Page 962 of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Banktrust, An Alabama Banking Corporation, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jerry W. Dunn Unit No. 3-NO, Island Echos Condominium, a condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 770, Page 907, as amended by Declaration of Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 772 Page 962 of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Connie Duncan, a life estate and Marguerite Spruell remainder interest Lot 29, Block 2, Santa Rosa Island according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 84-A of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. Bid Forms may be procured from Surety Land Title of Florida, LLC. 4100 S. Ferdon Blvd, Crestview, Fl 32536 (twilcox@suretyland.com) The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive minor irregularities in the proposals submitted. OKALOOSA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS by: James Cambpell Chairman 12/17/11 12/24/11 Telephone: (813) 962-0747 Fax: (813) 962-0741 E-Mail: jkarniewicz@ tklg.net Personal Representative: John C Schwab 408 Green Oak Lane Niceville, FL 32578 12/17/11 12/24/11

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ClassifiedsCrestview News Bulletin |A11Saturday, December 17, 2011 All sale prices include all incentives, in Ford rebates or factory rebates nancing through FMCC. Hub City discount 0% available up to 60 months with approved credit. See dealer for quali cations and complete details. Photos are for illustration only. 0% APR in lieu of factory rebates and incentives with approved credit on select models. Offer expires November 31, 2011.WHILE OTHERS SHUFFLE, WE DEAL!850-682-2721 Become a fan onwww.EHUBCITY.com 4060 S. Ferdon Blvd Crestview ford.com NEW 2011 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SVT PERFORMANCE PKGTOTAL SAVINGS $5,000 OFF MSRPMANAGERSSPECIAL11T401 NEW 2011 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB SPORTMSRPSALE PRICE$24,770$18,795OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$5,975 NEW 2012 FORD F350 SUPERCREW 4X4 KING RANCHMSRPSALE PRICE$61,775$51,775OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$10,000 NEW 2011 FORD FUSION SELMSRPSALE PRICE$24,315$20,695OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$3,620 11T1376 NEW 2011 FORD F150 SUPERCREW XLT ECOBOOSTMSRPSALE PRICE$37,055$29,675OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$7,380 NEW 2011 FORD F150 SUPERCREW LARIAT 4X4MSRPSALE PRICE$48,950$39,995OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$8,955 11T971 NEW 2011 FORD EXPEDITION XLTMSRPSALE PRICE$46,225$39,195OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$7,030 NEW 2011 FORD EDGE LIMITEDMSRPSALE PRICE$40,475$34,995OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$5,480 11T1191 NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE LIMITEDMSRPSALE PRICE$30,135$25,595OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$4,540 12T279 11T924 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 F F O O R R D MU S S V T P E R F O R M 12T073 NEW 2012 FORD FLEX SELMSRPSALE PRICE$37,670$33,595OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHSWITH APPROVED CREDITTOTAL SAVINGS OFF MSRP$4,075 12T073 WRAP IT UPYEAR END CELEBRATION12T250 12F280

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SP O RTS www.crestviewbulletin.comSaturday, December 17, 2011Wishing us all a safe holiday seasonBy Randy Dicksonrandyd@crestviewbulletin.com My niece Stephanie Maddox graduates from Florida State today with a degree in hospitality management or something like that. Stephanie grew up in DeLand and played high school volleyball for the DeLand High School Bulldogs. But because of the distance from Okaloosa County to Volusia County, I never saw her play a match. I often think of my nieces and nephews when I am covering a high school sporting event. In many ways, your kids have become my extended nieces and nephews and I try to cover the games in the same way I would want a writer in another area to cover the games and matches of my family members. In a few days, Dec. 28 to be exact, Ill celebrate 11 years with Florida Freedom Newspapers. I dont even want to think about how many hours Ive spent in gyms and ballparks, but Im not complaining as I get to do something I love. Ive now been in this area long enough to see several athletes I covered come back and start their coaching careers. And like the parents and grandparents of these kids, I wonder how the years could have own by so quickly as Ive watched them go from being awkward kids to vibrant young adults. The Class of 2012 was in the rst grade when I started at the Daily News. I really have watched these young men and women grow up. And in many ways, believe it or not, Ive grown up with them even as Ive grown older. As our kids head into the Christmas break, I hope they wont encounter any hard blows over the break. Sadly, I have had to write a few stories about athletes dying young because of a stupid accident during the holidays. Too often the story involves underage drinking and driving, driving too fast, not wearing a seat belt or something to do with a cellphone. At one time or another, almost every young person does something stupid or careless. Many times we get a proverbial mulligan, but there are other times our carelessness costs us and those we love. I was at the Laurel HillPaxton basketball games last night and hope to wake up early this morning for Stephanies 8 a.m. graduation. Ive missed too many of her big moments, and Im trying my best not to miss this one. By the same token, I hope to continue to cover the moments big and small of our local athletes for many years to come. I simply ask that each of you think before you do something stupid or careless. You all have a lot to live for.By Randy Dicksonrandyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER Sophomore center Justin Morgan stepped up big Tuesday night, scoring 18 points to lead Baker past Escambia Charter 68-55 in boys basketball. Morgan, one of three Gators in double gures, was followed in scoring by Dylan Dunford with 12 points and Garrett Sanders with 10 points. Much to the relief of Baker coach Mike Martello, the win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Gators. Its (the win) pretty big, he said. Weve lost four straight. A lot of it has to do with controlling the basketball, turnovers, shooting free throws. In the previous games it was shooting free throws that was killing us. Here again tonight, we struggled from the line. We were 8 of 16, but 50 percent is an improvement for us, and we are hoping that we can build off tonight and make the little improvements along the way. It didnt take long for the Gators to establish the inside game as Morgan and Sanders combined for eight of Bakers 19 points in the rst quarter. At times the frenzied defense of the Bulldogs seemed to momentarily throw the Gators out of sync, but each time the Baker players regained their composure and made sure they took care of the basketball. The Bulldog defense had its advantages and disadvantages. Though Charter was able to force the occasional Gator turnover, the Bulldog players were called for numerous fouls. With 1:39 left in the rst quarter, the Bulldogs committed their seventh foul of the rst half, sending Baker to the free throw line for the one-plus-one. Raymond Teamer hit a 3-point basket to put Charter up 13-12 with 1:20 left in the rst quarter. The Gators responded with a 7-0 run that ended with Dunford hitting a 3-pointer with four seconds left in the quarter. Dunfords basket put Baker up 19-13 at the end of the rst, and the Gators steadily pulled away the rest of the way. The Gators (2-4) extended the lead to 3923 at the half and were up 58-33 after three periods of play. Escambia Charter was able to cut into the Gator lead in the fourth quarter behind the hot shooting of Joshua Croom, who scored all 12 of his points in the nal period. An Adrian Smith basket with 1:42 left in the game put Baker up 68-47. Croom scored the last eight points of the game for the Bulldogs, but it was too little too late. By Randy Dicksonrandyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER In years past, Baker Schools Doug Grif th Memorial Stadium would be empty in December as another football season was in the books. But that is no longer the case at Baker, where for the rst time in school history, the Gators are elding boys and girls varsity soccer teams. The husband and wife team of James and Tammy Kerrell is coaching the squads with a big helping hand from former Fort Walton Beach boys standout Thana Caita, who was a member of the Vikings 1984 team that lost to Miami Killian in the Class 4A championship game. The Kerrells quickly admit that their respective soccer backgrounds are limited, and they have relied heavily on Caita to help them understand the ne points of the game. Its been a new adventure for me because Im a basketball coach and a volleyball coach, James said. Ive coached everything but soccer. Luckily, with Thana out here, he has helped us learn as well as the kids learn. James said Caita helps by drawing on the similarities to soccer and basketball, which has helped speed up the learning process. Tammy said she wasnt a soccer fan before taking over the team, but that has changed. I didnt much care for soccer before because I didnt understand it, she said. But now that Ive learned the rules and understand how it is played, now I actually like it and enjoy being out here with the girls. They are teaching me a lot, and the other coach we have out here, Thana, he has taught us a lot with different drills. Its actually a pretty cool game. Most of the players on both teams have never played soccer before. The Kerrells said each squad has about three players with prior experience. The lack of experience means some players that had never played soccer before are being asked to take a leadership role on the team. Girls team captain Brittany Rock is one of the rst-time players that has embraced the sport. I thought it would be fun to be a part of the rst ever girls varsity soccer team, she said. It is going to go down in the (history) books, and we are going to be recognized years from now as being members of the rst team. We had a lot come out, so I was really happy that we had enough to make up a team. At rst it was really dif cult and frustrating, but then once you get the hang of it its a lot of fun. Things were really fun for the Gator girls on Dec. 9 when they beat Freeport 7-0 to claim their rst of cial win. The Baker boys still are looking for that rst win, but the coaches and players are con dent it could come in the near future. Watching these kids play and watching how much they have improved, I would not be surprised if they won a match this year, James Kerrell said. It wouldnt surprise me at all because they know they are learning. They know they are behind everybody else, but a winning attitude does make a difference. These kids know how to win (in other sports), and they know what it is like. Sophomore Kodi Moen, one of the more experienced players on the team, agreed. It feels like we are starting a dynasty, he said. We are starting from scratch, but we are getting things going. For the middle of the season, we are doing about as good as any rst-year team can. We are starting to get the gears and the cogs working together like clockwork. Freshman Josh Mayhew wasnt ready to declare a Gator dynasty just yet, but he has enjoyed being a part of the new team. I was really excited when I found out they were going to have soccer, he said. Its fun. Its a challenging thing getting soccer going here in Baker. Im pretty sure we can keep it going. NORTH END ZONERandy DicksonPHOTOS BY RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin TOP: Bakers Justin Morgan goes up for two of his game-high 18 points against Escambia Charter on Tuesday. BOTTOM: Steven Grant (5), Josh Hartzog (11) and Dylan Dunford (4) pressure an Escambia Charter guard in the Bulldog backcourt. Page 12Morgan leads Gators past Escambia Charter Soccer kicks off in BakerPHOTOS BY RANDY DICKSON | News BulletinBakers Isabella Chunn battles a Freeport player for the soccer ball. RIGHT: Bakers Chris Rigney tries to get the ball away from a Rocky Bayou Christian player. BELOW: Kaley Havens advances the ball for Baker.