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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: 12-24-2011
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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 week Saturday, DECEMBER 24 2011 By Paula Kelleypaulak@crestviewbulletin.com @cnbpaula While most people are celebrating Christmas, many area reghters, policemen, deputies and other emergency personnel will be on duty. Among them will be Melissa Long, a Crestview Police Department ofcer of three years who had pre viously worked eight years for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. This Christmas wont be Longs rst in a patrol car. Im ready for the calls from families who have been together all day, and there has been alcohol in volved and someone is just not happy with the rest of the family, Long said, smiling. You see a little bit of everything during Duty calls for some over holidaysBy Paula Kelleypaulak@crestviewbulletin.com Is there a Santa Claus? asked Virginia OHanlon, 8, in a letter to the editor of New Yorks Sun newspaper. Veteran newsman, Francis Pharcellus Church was quick with a Yes in his printed, unsigned editorial response in 1897. This year, some Florida residents have been given a reason to believe again after discovering that anony mous people had paid off their Christmas layaway items at Walmart stores. It happened in Crestview. Pat Riley, Manager of Crestviews Walmart said that a customer came in on Friday, Dec. 16, went to customer service and asked to pay down a random lay away to a balance of $1. They asked for a layaway that was full of toys for Christmas, Riley said. They wanted zero recogni tion. They said they just wanted to help someone out this Christmas. In 28 Christmases of working with Walmart Ive never heard of anything like it. He explained that this is the rst year that Walmart Yes Crestview, there is a Santa ClausSanta spotted scouting out CrestviewBy Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com Its been more than three months since an employee of a federal subcontractor reported the theft from his car of back-up tapes contain ing the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and some clinical and pre scription information of almost 5 million patients served by TRICARE, the governments health care program for service mem bers, veterans and their families. Throughout the Crest view area and other mili tary communities, nervous TRICARE patients have been monitoring their credit records after receiv ing letters last month from subcontractor Science Ap plications International Corporation (SAIC) in forming them of the secu rity breach. They just notied us that our information has been stolen and they of fered only a years worth of credit monitoring and res toration, disabled Army veteran Kristina Burdick said. Burdick, whose activeduty Air Force husband Stephen also received a letter from SAIC, said one year of monitoring is not enough. There are 4.9 mil lion personnel and fam ily members whose in formation has been lost, Burdick said. By the time whoever got hold of the information comes Lost records worry vetsBy Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com It was business as usual at the Crestview WinnDixie Monday night, with customers and store staff showing little interest in or even knowledge of an announcement earlier in the day that the supermar ket chain had merged with another grocery company. Most shoppers werent even aware of the transac tion. I was getting stuff for Christmas dinner, thats where my head was at, customer Betsy Wilson said. A media release said the Winn-Dixie chain merged with Greenville, S.C.-based Bi-Lo, LLC, in a deal re ported to be valued at $560 million, creating one of the Souths biggest grocery operators. The new company will have a 63,000-person workforce in a nine-state region. Crestview Winn-Dixie manager Tommy Price said customers wont see anything different when they shop at the grocery store. Its pretty much just a merge between the two, Price said. Its more of a merger than being sold be cause they bought out all of our stock shares. Shares of Winn-Dixie, Winn-Dixie joins BI-LONo local changes foreseen in merger with S.C. companySanta Claus was spotted in Crestview Wednesday at the South Ferdon Boulevard McDonalds making last-minute adjustments to his naughty and nice lists. As Santa handed out candy canes, the Archer children, Dylan, 2, Madison, 4, and Sydney, 6, forgot about Happy Meals and ran to meet the jolly old elf, who looked a bit like David Fitzpatrick, whose family annually distributes Christmas trees to local families in need. BRBR IAN HUGHE E S | News Bulletin MERRY CHRISTMAS! Right: Crestview Police Department Ofcer Melissa Long prepares to work this Christmas Eve. This is not her rst holiday to work, but the mother of two daughters has learned to make the most of it. PAULA KE E LLE E Y | Crestview News Bulletin See SanANTa A ClausCLAUS A3 See VETsS A3 TRTRICCARERE SNAFUIf you want to know more about TRICAREs loss of patient information, call the SAIC Incident Response Call Center: United States, toll-free at 1855-366-0140 or visit www.tricare. mil/breach/.See DuUTyY A3 See WinnINN-DiIXiIE A3 Left: Lights come on at the Crestview Winn-Dixie one recent evening. Customers will see little, if any, changes now that the chain is merging with South Carolina-based Bi-Lo, store manager Tommy Price said. BRBR IAN HUGHE E S | News BulletinIm ready for the calls from families who have been together all day, and there has been alcohol involved and someone is just not happy with the rest of the family. You see a little bit of everything during the holidays. 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LocalA2 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 ADVERTISE IN THE NEWS BULLETINAsk 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 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. FUNDRAISER: Joy Fellowship will host a yard sale on Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon at 5978 Old Bethel Road, Crestview. Proceeds will benet their Youth Winter Retreat. LIBRARY EVENTS: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (90 minutes long, rated PG) will be featured at the Crestview Public Library movie picnic Friday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. Pack a picnic supper. Please do not bring children who cannot sit through a feature length lm. Registration is not required for this free event, but you are welcome to sign up in the youth area for a courtesy reminder call or email. The library thanks Wolves Den 11 for providing the beverages and cleaning up and Crestview Library Friends for purchasing the movie license. Please call Heather at 682-4432 with questions. Tai AI CHi I : Try RY It T ! is the Jan. 3 First Tuesday program. At 10:30 a.m., Anna Dyess will demonstrate Tai Chis basic principles and a few forms you can practice at home. To practice at the event, wear loose clothing and at shoes that stay comfortably on your feet. Coffee and cookies will be served starting at 10 a.m. The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive behind the post ofce. DAV TRANSPORTATION: The Disabled American Veterans van, which provides transportation to the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, will not run 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 651-7258. LANDFILL CLOSURES: The Baker and Wright Landlls will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve. Any questions, call 651-7394. BLOOD DRIVES: The Northwest Florida Blood Center will host the following drives: Dec. 27 Winn-Dixie, Crestview, 12-6 p.m., free gift card for all donors. Dec. 30 Marquis Cinema 10, Crestview, 4-9 p.m., free movie ticket for all donors. 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@ sheriff-okaloosa.org. 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. 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 8333840 or 585-1368. CRESTVIEW SOUP K ITCH H ENS: 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, 6823154. Wednesdays: LifePoint Church (former First Assembly of God), 400 S. Ferdon Blvd. (State 85), 682-3518. Thursdays: Community of Christ, 398 W. First Ave., behind Whitehurst/Powell Funeral Home, 682-7474. Fridays: First Presbyterian Church, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd., intersection of State 85 and U.S. 90, 682-2835. Saturdays: First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Ave., behind Tom Thumb across from Goodwill, 682-2018. Volunteers are always needed. Please call any church to volunteer. Emmanuel Baptist Church members are in need of bikes, which they repair and issue to the homeless. Please call 4230711 if you can assist with this service. Miscellaneous WAM! CONFERENCE: The second annual Shelter House WAM! (Women and Money) conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It will offer workshops on topics such as organizing your nances, budgeting, cooking on a budget, investing and car basics. Workshops under the Youth Economic Strategies program will include budgeting, banking, savings, interviewing, resume writing and entrepreneurship and are geared toward ages 12 to 18. Attendees who register by Jan. 13 will be entered into a drawing for one of 20 books Shelter House is giving away. Registration is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. It includes all workshops, the keynote address, breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, get more information about sponsorship opportunities as a business, or for more information, call 243-1201. F LORIDA TRAIL SCH H EDULE: For more information on Florida Trail Association activities, visit www. 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. R OWC SCH H EDULE: 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 6511453. Jan. 19 The Lighthouse People, Bob and Sandra Shanklin. Beef stew, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee/tea. STRICTLY WEAVERS MEETINGS: Held once a month by the Strictly Weavers Guild of the Emerald Coast. For exact meeting location and more information, please call Alice (934-4403) or send an email to strictlyweavers@ yahoo.com. Anyone interested in the art of weaving handwoven fabric is invited to attend. H H E RITAGE 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 4 to 17. For further information, please contact Mike Thomin at 833-9595. D AUGH H TERS OF TH H E 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 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, a support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, meets the rst Tuesday of each month at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville, in Room 4 in the Religious Education Building. For more information, call Diane Kingsley at 398-6394. You may also visit www. compassionatefriends.org. CAR DONATIONS: Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the U.S. 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 800-246-0493. V EH H ICLE DONATIONS: Many not-for-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. 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 Special to The News Bulletin Scam artists have victimized residents in Northwest Florida recently by impersonating utility company employees. Gulf Power has received calls in the past few weeks from customers being contacted by someone posing as a Gulf Power employee, according to a press release. The caller tells victims that their bill is past due and that electricity will be cut off if the customer does not provide a credit card payment immediately. The card numbers are then used to make fraudulent purchases. To prevent this from happening, Gulf Power is advising customers that: G ulf Power employees will never call a customer at home seeking any personal information, including credit card numbers. G ulf Power represen tatives will never ask a customer for money when they visit a residence. A ll Gulf Power repre sentatives carry badges with picture identication that includes the employees name and the companys name and logo. Customers should call Gulf Power at 1-800-2255797 if they have any questions about the identity of anyone representing Gulf Power. Gulf Power is working with local law enforcement agencies to identify the callers. Please call local law enforcement and contact Gulf Power at 1800-225-5797 if you have received a call asking for personal information about your Gulf Power account.From staff reports The Crestview Police Department arrested Richard Dwight Waterson III, 41, of the 100 block of South Savage Street in Crestview, and charged him with 50 counts of possession of child pornography. The Crestview Police Department, in conjunction with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, conducted a yearlong joint investigation after a search warrant was executed at Watersons home in December 2010. A forensic examination of Watersons computer and related materials seized during the search of his home resulted in the identification of 50 pornographic images involving children, according to a police press release. Waterson was arrested at his home in Crestview Tuesday afternoon and booked into the custody of the Okaloosa County Jail where he is being held without bond. ricRICHardARD waterson WATERSONGulf Power warns of fraudCrestview man faces 50 counts of possessing child pornography Whats HappeningAPPENING To report news, for information, subscriptions and advertising, call 682-6524. 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LocalCrestview News Bulletin | A3Saturday, December 24, 2011 SANTA CLAUsS from page A1has had Christmas lay away in seven years. The nations largest retailer reintroduced layaway this year for toys and electronics. It had discontinued layaway on everything except jewelry ve years ago because of a lack of demand. It was obviously some thing that had been missed and with the economy this year it was great for everyone, he said. Someone paid off Santa Rosa Beach resident Meghan Huftys layaway as well. My husband forgot to deposit his paycheck on Friday, also the last day to pick up layaways at the Santa Rosa Beach Walmart, Hufty said. I called Walmart and asked a woman named Paula if I could come in on Saturday to pay my balance and pick my items up. She said un fortunately no. Five minutes later, the young mother received a call back from Paula. She identied herself and said, Do you believe in angels? Yes, of course I do, said Hufty. She said, Well, you have one watching over you today. A woman came in just now, and told me that she had it in her heart that she wanted to pay off someones layaway someone who had toys for their children. She didnt care how much it was. She didnt want to be identied. She just felt it in her heart that this was something she needed to do. This woman paid for your lay away this morning. Hufty said it still made her cry days later to know that a stranger would do something so generous for someone else. Part of me feels bad because I know there are so many people that need it more than me, she said. But I did pay it forward. After receiving $100 that day from a client, Hufty took it to the store and paid toward another wom ans layaway. Later, she learned that the layaway account she had paid on contained gifts for the womans sister, who had recently lost her job. Similar stories have been reported across the state. At a Walmart in Or lando, Fla. a man paid off the accounts of random people who had bought toys. In Ocala, Fla. a man paid for bicycles on lay away. Riley said the anonymous donors generosity has brought back the true meaning of Christmas to him. I just wish people would do for others in March and July as they have this Christmas, Riley said. VETsS from page A1across our information, that could be some years down the road. SAIC, however, believes the thief will be unlikely to access the data on tapes swiped from an employees car in San Antonio while he was transporting them to a back-up storage facility. The risk of harm to pa tients is judged to be low since retrieving the data on the tapes would require knowledge of, and access to, specic hardware and soft ware and knowledge of the system and data structure, TRICARE ofcials stated in a Nov. 28 letter to those whose information was on the stolen tapes. So far theres no evi dence that any of the infor mation has been misused, TRICARE chief of public affairs Austin Camacho said. There isnt any evidence that should make us think we need to go farther. But its never a closed book. Though most people who received the SAIC let ter were never treated at a San Antonio military health center, they still were af fected because health-re lated services including lling pharmacy prescrip tions and laboratory workups were processed in these same MTFs (military treatment facilities), even if the patients were receiving treatment elsewhere, the TRICARE letter states. Burdick feels SAICs at titude has been somewhat cavalier. In doing research I found the guy who lost the stuff reported it to the po lice and estimated the loss as only about $100, Burdick said. He valued his GPS system as being more valu able than 4.9 million patients records. Distrustful of SAIC and TRICARE, the Burdicks have taken the precaution of notifying their creditors of the potential for fraud on their accounts. Its a mess, Burdick said. You have to call the credit agencies and the banks and reporting agen cies. Somebody could take my property out from under my feet if they assume my identity. Burdick said she was surprised not everyone who was affected is treating the incident as seriously as she and her husband are. I was talking to people at my church and they said they got letters, too. Its hit friends who have been in the military, she said. Some of them said they led away their letter and didnt think anything about it. Burdick is also worried about how the compromised records could affect her sons, one 3 years old and the other ve months, in their later years if their stolen identity is abused. Id hate to see that something like this, because somebody lapsed in judg ment, that Id have to see my sons (have trouble) getting a home loan because when they were three years old and ve months old, they owned a house that has past-due payments, she said. The company that TRI CARE contracts through, they also deal with secu rity for Homeland Secu rity, Burdick said. Doesnt make me feel very safe as an American citizen. Not only that, but we dont need this in the economic crisis were in right now. DUTY from page A1the holidays. Like many emergency workers, Long, a mother of two daughters, Mikay la, 8, and Madison, 5, will juggle her work schedule and home life over the holidays. We have Christmas early or plan it after my shift, she said. My girls are so understanding. Crestview Fire Chief Joseph Traylor said Christmas is like any oth er day for reghters and emergency responders. We have 15 personnel on shift every day of the year, Traylor said. And administrative staff are on standby alert. Our usual holiday calls are medical calls and vehicle accidents, he said. We do see a rise in the number of calls where a person res up the re place and forgets to open the ue and the house lls up with smoke, or kitchen stove res may increase this time of year but there is not a large number of in creased calls. Emergency dispatch workers like Melissa Olwick will be working too. Although last week was Olwicks rst week on the job as an emergency dispatcher for the city of Crestview she knows the drill, having worked many holidays as a dispatcher for Walton County. Like Long, Olwick adjusts her familys schedule during the holidays. I have a daughter who is 12, and a son who is 8 and we just plan the holi day gift opening around my work schedule, Olwick said. It might make them a little sad if Mommy works (on Christmas day) but the celebration is still just as important to them even if it is not on the exact calendar that their friends schedules are. Crestview Police Chief Brian Mitchell said his de partment sees an uptick in arrests for drunk driving during the holidays. Most of our calls will be people who have too much to drink at the ofce Christ mas party or at a family gathering and then they get behind the wheel, Mitchell said. Designated drivers are the answer to that prob lem. Crestview dispatcher Kristin Caro said ght calls also increase at Christmas. They drink when they get together and eventually someone says the wrong thing to the wrong person and the ght begins and we get called, Caro said. By the end of the day they have all had too much turkey, and theyre tired, and cranky and I think the holiday just catches up with them. Working Christmas does have its high points. The neat part of Christ mas is that families come to the station to celebrate lunch or dinner with their family member who is working, Traylor said. The police can go home and eat with their family if they live near enough and their workload permits but the station becomes a big family gathering place on Christmas. Follow Paula Kelley on twitter @cnbpaula and the Crestview News Bulletin @cnbulletin. WINN-DIXIE from page A1which has more than twice the number of stores as Bi-Lo, jumped 70 percent Monday upon the an nouncement. The transaction is currently expected to close in the next 60 to 120 days, the release states, subject to the approval of Winn-Dixie shareholders and other customary clos ing conditions. Following the comple tion of the merger, Winn-Di xie will become a privatelyheld, wholly owned sub sidiary of Bi-Lo and WinnDixies common stock will cease trading on the NAS DAQ, the release states. Executives from both companies said there is no overlap in service between the two companies. Jack sonville-based Winn-Dixie operates about 480 grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mis sissippi. Bi-Lo runs 207 su permarkets in North Caroli na, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie do not currently expect any store closures as a result of the combination, the re lease states. The combined companys executive man agement team structure and headquarters location will be decided as the companies move closer to nalizing the transaction; however, it is expected that the combined company will maintain a presence in both Greenville and Jacksonville. Winn-Dixie has been in business since 1925 and em ploys about 46,000 people. The company had struggled in the past, entering into bankruptcy protection in 2005, emerging a year later, and has been revamping operations, the Associated Press reported. There are no plans to change Winn-Dixie stores names, according to media reports. Theyd be dumb to change the name, Wilson said. Everybody knows Winn-Dixie.BRIAN HUGHES | News BulletinCrestview High School athletic director Kevin Pettis and his daughter HaydnGrace, 4, emerge from the Crestview Winn-Dixie. Few customers were aware of the grocery chains merger as they did their pre-Christmas shopping. PAULA KELLEY | Crestview News BulletinCrestview emergency dispatchers have all worked previous Christmas holidays and are preparing to do so again this holiday season. The dispatchers, from left, Jodie Hooper, Kristin Caro and Melissa Olwick, pause between calls. Most of our calls will be people who have too much to drink at the ofce Christmas party or at a family gathering and then they get behind the wheel. Designated drivers are the answer to that problem.Brian Mitchell Crestview Police ChiefFollowing the completion of the merger, Winn-Dixie will become a privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary of BI-LO and Winn-Dixies common stock will cease trading on the NASDAQ.Press Release I just wish people would do for others in March and July as they have this Christmas. Pat Riley Manager of Crestviews Walmart The risk of harm to patients is judged to be low since retrieving the data on the tapes would require knowledge of, and access to, specic hardware and software and knowledge of the system and data structure.TRICARE ofcials stated

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As a result of our initial review, weve found there are a signicant amount of additional records we need to look at in order to sufciently evaluate this case, Eddins said. Eddins could not specify what additional records had been requested Many of the original documents studied were emails sent back and forth from one city council member to at least one other council member and in many cases several others. The emails were made public in September, after the city received a records request from radio stations WAAZ-FM and WJSB-AM, Crestview-based WCVC TV.com and the Northwest Florida Daily News. The Sunshine Law prohibits elected ofcials from discussing matters of public interest with one another outside of a public forum. You are not to use any form of communication device to avoid a public meeting, said Barbara Petersen, president of Floridas First Amendment Foundation, when told of emails. Thats a violation of the Sunshine Law. Elected public ofcials found in blatant violation of Floridas Sunshine Law can face nes up to $500 and jail terms of up to 60 days They can also be removed from ofce and assessed attorneys fees. Following the release of the documents, also in September, radio station executive Cal Zethmayr turned over a disk containing all documents collected to the State Attorneys Ofce. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille, who is leading the investigation, announced soon after the disk was received that he would investigate the city councils actions. Along with reviewing documents, the State Attorneys Ofce is interviewing witnesses in the case, Eddins said. He said several people have already been interviewed and several more, including the ve members of the City Council, will be spoken to as the investigation continues. The Crestview City Council is made up of President Charles Baugh and members Robyn Helt, Phillip Berezo, Ben Iannucci and Tim Grandberry. Some of the emails sent by council members, such as one from Baugh on April 12, are addressed to city department heads in this case then-City Clerk Janice Young. Baughs email courtesy copies to Finance Director Patti Beebe and Mayor David Cadle. It also blind courtesy copies a method in which those receiving a document dont see the names of others receiving it Okaloosa County Commissioner Wayne Harris and council members Berezo, Iannucci and Grandberry. Baugh discusses an existing contract between the city of Crestview and Mr. John R. Bale. I have questions about all areas of this contract and ask your investigation into this matter, Baugh said in the email. State Rep. Matt Gaetz, an attorney well versed in the states Sunshine Law, reviewed several emails made available to the Daily News in September. These discussions constitute a meeting under 286.011 (Sunshine Law) and must occur in public not via email, Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said after looking over the documents. Eddins said Monday the decision to expand the scope of the investigation would likely delay by several weeks any announcement of investigative ndings. Zethmayr said he was interviewed by the State Attorneys Ofce Dec. 5. He said at the meeting he had turned over to investigators a spreadsheet indicating the number of emails each (council member) had in their inbox on Dec. 1 and how many were provided in response to the September joint media outlet public records request. He said his spreadsheet indicates that in the case of one council member, 190 emails may have been deleted so that they didnt show up either in an inbox or in a deleted item le. Attorney Mark Welton, who represents Helt, said he is condent the State Attorneys Ofce will conduct a thorough investigation and his client will be cleared of all allegations of wrongdoing. I am fully condent Ms. Helt has done nothing improper, he said.Investigation into Crestview City Council expandsBy Kari C. BarlowFlorida Freedom Newspapers DUKE FIELD Okaloosa County ofcials have started the planning and purchasing phase to hook-up Duke Field to the countys sewer system. County crews will do the work in-house and the project is expected to be completed by next September. Duke Field will close its wastewater treatment plant in 2012. We are going to build a pump station at Duke Field and we are going to run a force main from Duke Field, said Jeff Littrell, the countys water and sewer director. Its going to kind of go southwest and its going to tie into that 17-mile force main that we built for the 7th Special Forces. The sewer line from Duke will run seven miles and connect to a larger pipe that ultimately empties into the Arbennie Pritchett Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Fort Walton Beach. The installation of the line will not affect any roads used by the public, Littrell said. Its going to be out there on the reservation, he said. Were surveying right now, and we have engineers working on construction plans. Littrell said his staff also is getting quotes on the cost of materials. Construction on the $1.5 million project will start in early 2012. Itll probably take us about ve or six months, Littrell said. The Duke Field work is the rst phase of the larger Eglin Wastewater Treatment Conguration Project. This is one of these win-wins, Littrell said. Eglin wants to get out of the wastewater treatment plant business and concentrate on their mission. For Okaloosa County Water and Sewer and, more importantly, for our ratepayers, that is additional revenue for us. The project is expected to generate an additional $60,000 to $70,000 annually for the county. It puts us in better nancial shape, Littrell said. Whatever rate increases may be required in the future, they will be incrementally smaller because of the revenue we will be getting from these projects were doing with Eglin. Future phases of the project call for hooking up two wastewater treatment plants on Eglins main base and Camp Rudder to the countys sewer system.Duke Field to be hooked up with county sewer systemWhen folks from Spruce Creek, a South Florida community, decided to drop in on friends in Okaloosa County, they did so literally. Twenty-two private planes descended on Crestview Bob Sikes Airport, most of them arriving over the course of an hour on the afternoon of Dec. 1. My ramp is packed full of planes! Emerald Coast Aviation Vice President Brad Hall said. We had to double-stack them, meaning planes were anchored nose-to-tail to t all of the visitors in. Hall said the guests arranged in advance for a motor coach to meet their ights and transport them to their waiting friends. BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin COMPan ANY drDROPsS inIN

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Thorough (experienced), organized (ef cient), friendly (fun), respectful (courteous) Happy Holidaysfrom Family Dentistry 2041957 By Brian Hughesbrianh@crestview bulletin.com Three area residents stopped by the News Bulletins ofce last week to pick up $25 Walmart gift cards, their reward for correctly deciphering the names of 22 local businesses in the annual Reindeer Scramble game. To be considered in the drawing, entrants had to have all 22 business names correct. More than 75 readers entered the contest that was sponsored by the Crestview Walmart, account specialist Sherrie Stanley said. The most common mistake, she said, was many people listed a business by its common name rather than its ofcial name. Two of the winners said being lifelong Crestview natives was denitely an advantage. I know a lot of the businesses in town, winner Ray Crawford said. Ive been here all my life. I drive a truck part-time and when I see a sign, I remember it. Charlotte Kennedy, another winner and local native, agreed that lifelong residency proved an advantage, as did trying the scramble contest last year. Im familiar with all the stores in the contest, Kennedy said. Ive lived here all my life. And I helped a girl last year ll out her entry so I knew what to expect. The third winner, Mike Sapp, credited his 16-year-old daughter Angela for his winning entry. My daughter helped. This is really her idea, Mike Sapp said. She said, Dad, can you make this work and drop it by the News Bulletin? Holding up the gift card, Mike Sapp said, This is denitely going to her. Crawford said a key to recognizing business names for next years contest is keeping ones eyes open and being aware, useful advice for many things in life. Look where youre going and try to pay attention, he said. Thats how you learn things.By Paula Kelleypaulak@ crestviewbulletin.com James Pierce, 42, is walking across America for no apparent reason other than the fact that he can. Im just winging this, Pierce said Friday during a layover in Crestview. Most people do this for a cause. Im just doing it because I can. Pierce is staying in the Crestview home of Dennis and Renee Knightens. The Knightens are really nice people. He (Dennis) found me on the Internet, Pierce said. Dennis is interested in doing this as well and they said, If you ever walk near Crestview... and I did and here I am. Pierce arrived late last week and will begin his walk again this week as soon as repairs to his laptop computer are complete. Pierce began his walk in Seattle, Wash., on May 30. He walks from sunrise until sundown most days, carrying a small tent in his backpack, along with his laptop, dry socks and T-shirts. Pierce said blisters on his feet were bad in the beginning, and he admits to grumbling to himself a great deal. He has heard of other people walking across America who have a cushy RV following them with food, a bathroom and a place to lay their heads. He decided to forgo the comforts and tackle his fears. The closer I got to the Florida state line, the more I realized that I have an unreasonable fear of Florida wildlife, Pierce said. It was bears in Montana and snakes in South Dakota, and it is gators in Florida. I envision the middle of the state is just like walking across a bridge from one alligator back to another just like in a cartoon. He said one gentleman told him that marshmallows are alligators favorite food so he wont carry those in his backpack. Oh, I am being a silly girl telling you this gator fear, Pierce said with a laugh. He relies on the kindness of people in towns he passes through and is amazed at the number of people who stop and talk with him about his journey and offer him food and lodging. People are kind, and food is good all across America, Pierce said. Not everyone shares this madness though. Thats my number one question from people, Why are you doing this? And the answer is, because I can. Pierce has taught English in Japan and worked in India to try to improve call center service, he said with a laugh. Pierce said there isnt a lot of science in what hes doing. I wake up, and I walk. I eat. Sometimes I sleep, he said. Im much better at it now. My bumbling efforts in the Cascades embarrassed me. I panicked when I got east of Billings. I crossed the Ohio on the wrong bridge. I took some wrong turns in Missouri. Pierce said he had hoped to nish his journey in Miami in January, but his steps have slowed and he has a new destination in mind. Ive heard that Key West is a great place, so now I think Ill just head on down to there, Pierce said. I even had someone tell me the other day that I would t in there. I may even nd a reason to stay in Key West. I guess some part of me thought that eventually I would walk into a town and suddenly feel like I was at home, but I have not felt that yet. Follow James trip through his blog at www. jamesacrossamerica. blogspot.com.Mike Sapp won a $25 Walmart gift card in the News Bulletin Reindeer Scramble sponsored by Walmart.Winners of News Bulletin contest announcedWalking across AmericaSPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETINJames Pierce on day 204 of his walk across America. He stayed in the home of Dennis and Renee Knightens of Crestview for a few days and even helped put their Christmas tree up. Reindeer game winnersPhotos by PAULA KELLEY | News BulletinRay Crawford was one of three winners of the News Bulletins Reindeer Scramble sponsored by the Crestview Walmart. Charlotte Kennedy said the fact that she is a Crestview native helped her successfully complete the News Bulletins Reindeer Scramble.

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A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 Wise Equipment Sales & Service1147 S. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 682-33666512249 6513807 Remember? By Paula Kelleypaulak@crestviewbulletin.com @cnbpaula Sharon Schinz won a Bernina B215 from Margies Sew Much Fun in Crestview after winning the stores apron design contest. Schinz made matching aprons for herself, her granddaughter Alexia, 2, and Alexias baby doll, Bitte Baby. The matching aprons were so much fun to design and make, Schinz said. I nished them in about two days. Margie Greene has owned the fabric and sewing shop for more than 40 years in Crestview and was proud to have given away three sewing machines this year. The rst two were names drawn from customers who had been in during a certain time, but this apron sewing contest is one of our rst that showed off the sewing talents of our customers, and customers voted on the winner as well, Greene said. Schinzs creations are green and black and lled with details. My mother, Agnes Morris, from here in Crestview and a really patient 4-H leader, taught me how to sew when I was ten years old, Schinz said. I hope to pass this sewing machine along to my granddaughter Alexia soon and hope to teach her how to sew. I appreciate each of our customers, and giving away this amazing sewing machine is one way to show it, Greene said. The Bernina B215 is valued at over $1,000 for each machine. It is not the pawn shop sewing machine that I learned to sew using. Greene said she hopes customers like Schinz will foster the interest of younger generations of sewing enthusiasts. From Staff ReportsThe Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and its JobsPlus One-Stop Career Centers are proud to welcome the following new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Ty Handy: Northwest Florida State College Cathy Magnuson: Veterans Organizations Alan Baggett: Building Industry Associates Ron Shaw: Florida Transformer David Jefferson: Simple HR Scott Jackson: Gulf Power Kitty Whitney: Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Toni Beck: National Caucus & Center on Black Aged, Inc.   Diane Jackson: Vocational Rehabili tation   Scarlet Phaneuf: Walton County Economic Development Alliance   Randy Fleming: Department of Children and Family Services Board members are volunteers representing business and industry, economic development, education, organized labor, local and state government, and community-based organizations. By legislative design, local business leaders must comprise a minimum of 51 percent of board membership. Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils nominate business leaders, and membership to the board is by appointment of the appropriate board of county commissioners. The Board of Directors provides the executive director and chief operations ofcer with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of workforce and is supported by a paid administrative staff. The Workforce Florida Act of 1996 established the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties in 1996 and the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Floridas Workforce Innovation Act of 2000 have reinforced its role. The JobsPlus mission is to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity and skills necessary to engage in meaningful employment throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties and that every business has access to educated, trained and prepared employees that meet their needs.PAULA KELLEY | News BulletinFirst National Bank of Crestview Senior Vice President Pennie Hartzog, left, and President and CEO Dale Rice, right, present Carrie Lawson, a family support worker for FamilesFirst Network, with their annual Christmas donation during the December breakfast of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce. FNB of Crestview has supported the FamilesFirst Network Childs Christmas wish list program for the past ve years. Workforce Development Board announces new members CHRISTMAS FOR FAMILIES PAULA KELLEY | News BulletinMargie Greene, owner of Margies Sew Much Fun, presents Sharon Schinz with a Bernina B125 sewing machine she won with her apron design. Below: The apron Schinz made for her granddaughter, Alexia, 2, and for Alexias doll, Bitte Baby, are monogrammed. Passing along a talent Business

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A8 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 2039845Merry Christmas To All!! The Best Christmas Show On The Radio WMXZ-103.1 FM 12 Hours of Music and Heart Warming Remembrances Noon-Midnight Christmas Eve And 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Christmas Day Brought To You By Army Aviation Center Credit Union Ashley Furniture Stepping Stones Professional Counseling Special to the News BulletinThe wife and children of a local airman recently killed in Afghanistan helped Valparaisos mayor, Bruce Arnold, light the citys Christmas tree Saturday, Dec. 10. LaShana Douville, widow of Tech Sgt. Daniel P-Nut Douville, said, We appreciate every opportunity to remember Daniel. He followed the example of the Christ of Christmas. Trinity Presbyterian Church organized the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Perrine Park as a part of the citys Yule of Yesteryear celebration. The Rev. Mickey Schneider read the Christmas story from the Bible before Arnold asked the Douville children to put the last three ornaments on the tree. A hearty Merry Christmas from the crowd turned the lights on for the season. Most of the crowd ended the evening by caroling throughout the neighborhood. There are many heartwarming stories that typically surround the celebration of Christmas. They touch our hearts, bring a smile, draw a tear, cause nostalgia to ow. As a child living in New Hampshire, I can remember sitting in a snow bank one winters eve just before Christmas. I was alone and started to quietly sing a Christmas carol. When I nished, I felt a warm peace come over me. Years later I discerned it was God saying thank you for my song. Christmas brings with it a message of peace: peace of mind, peace of heart, peace among persons. There is something wonderful that remembering the birth of our Savior brings to the surface that tends to remain buried most of the year. As you know, war is a terrible thing. Amid the horrors of World War I, there occurred a unique truce when, for a few hours, enemies behaved like brothers because they remembered our Saviors birth. Christmas Eve in 1914 was quiet all along Frances Western Front, from the English Channel to the Swiss Alps. Trenches came within 50 miles of Paris. The war was only ve months old, and approximately 800,000 men had been wounded or killed. Every soldier wondered whether Christmas Day would bring another round of ghting and killing. But something happened: British soldiers raised Merry Christmas signs, and soon carols were heard from German and British trenches alike. Christmas dawned with unarmed soldiers leaving their trenches as ofcers of both sides tried unsuccessfully to stop their troops from meeting the enemy in the middle of no-mans-land for songs and conversation. Exchanging small gifts mostly sweets and cigars they passed Christmas Day peacefully along miles of the front. At one spot, the British played soccer with the Germans, who won three to two. In some places, the spontaneous truce continued the next day, neither side willing to re the rst shot. Finally the war resumed when fresh troops arrived, and the high command of both armies ordered that further informal understandings with the enemy would be punishable as treason. Enemies behaving like brothers. They came to realize there was a whole lot more to life than hating a stranger, just because someone else said they had to. In a different location in World War I, the story is told of a soldier who asked his ofcer if he might go out into an area between the trenches to bring in one of his friends who lay grievously wounded. You can go, said the ofcer, but its not worth it. Your friend is probably killed, and you will throw your own life away. But the man went. Somehow he managed to get to his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder, and take him back to the trenches. The two of them tumbled in together and lay in the trench bottom. The ofcer looked very tenderly at the would-be rescuer, and then he said, I told you it wouldnt be worth it. Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded. It was worth it, though, sir, he said. How do you mean, worth it? I tell you your friend is dead. Yes, sir, the boy answered, but it was worth it, because when I got to him he was still alive, and he said to me, Jim, I knew youd come. God came to this earth as a tiny baby. He came to help us realize we are all the same. We are all his children whom he loves so much that he was willing to sacrice his only Son so we could receive eternal life. The prophets of old told us he would come. And, by golly, he did! Dear reader, take a few moments to remember why God came to this earth in Jesus. He came to bring newness of life, joy, hope, peace, and love. What better gifts are there than these? Merry Christmas! The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 8115 Fourth Street, Laurel Hill (652-2164) and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 85 in the heart of Crestview. Sunday morning worship is at 9 in Laurel Hill and 11 in Crestview. For more information call 682-2835 or go online to www.fpccrestview.org.By Brian Hughesbrianh@crestviewbulletin.com Now that the tree is up and decorated, the Christmas cards are posted, the presents wrapped and the cookies are baked, head over the (Shoal) river and through the woods to neighboring DeFuniak Springs and let the wonder of the towns annual Christmas Reections light display work their magic on you. The community erects more than 3 million lights, wrapping the trunks of the stately trees in the park that surrounds Lake DeFuniak. Whimsical creatures glow in tableaux, including Santas elves, reindeer, nativities, angels, and even dinosaurs. (Whats Christmas without a traditional festive brontosaurus?) With such a plethora of glowing festivity, taking it all in can be a bit overwhelming for the rst-timer. Heres a hint: drive around the lake rst (slowly, and dont forget to dim your headlights to just your parking lights). Then park your car and do another circuit on foot. Dont hesitate to walk into the park and let the lights surround you. Be sure to admire the handcrafted wooden gurines depicting oldfashioned DeFuniak Springs citizens from the towns heyday as a railroad community. Also take time to walk along Circle Drive and admire the beautiful Victorian homes, many of which are dressed in their Christmas nery. The near future might bring a comparable display, albeit it on a smaller scale, to Twin Hills Park one Christmas. Crestview City Council Member Robyn Helt recently suggested the city and businesses collaborate to dress our own communitys agship park for the holidays. But for now, the DeFuniak Springs display opens each evening from 5 9 p.m. Admission is $3 per person, with children 6 and under free. Christmas Reections will be open through New Years Eve, so if you cant get over there before Christmas, you can go Christmas week. After all, the Twelve Days of Christmas begin, not end, on Dec. 25. Take U.S. Highway. 90 west into DeFuniak Springs, only about 25 miles east of Crestview. Turn right onto U.S. Highway 331 South, then left at the rst red light (Live Oak Avenue). Follow this to the entrance of Christmas Reections. 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. ST. MARK CHRISTMAS EVENTS: St. Mark United Methodist Church will be holding three Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24. The family-oriented 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 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. Church BrieRIEFsSSPecial ECIAL tT O theTHE Ne E Ws S BB Ulletin LLETINPictured from left to right at the tree lighting ceremony are Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold and the Douville family, LaShane, Jadelynn, AyjahDanielle and Daniel (front). Family of fallen soldier help light Christmas tree FrFROmM theTHE PUlLPitIT RevEV MarkARK Br BROadheadADHEADFrom the PulpitChrist is Gods eternal giftSeasonal de-Lights in DeFuniak PhPH Ot T Os S BY BB RIAN HU U GHES | News BulletinStep into a dazzling wonderland of Christmas Reections more than 3 million lights in nearby DeFuniak Springs. The gazebo at the end of the Lake DeFuniak shing pier offers a dazzling panorama of the Christmas Reections light display. Faith/Local

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Crestview News Bulletin | A9Saturday, December 24, 2011 6513060 By Mike ChesserSpecial to the News Bulletin This is my New Years message. The rst part comes from a story about a preachers yard. He owned a house for years, preached well, but never turned a hand in his yard or worked on his house. The place became embarrassing to the neighbors. One day, the preacher went on to a bigger church and the place was sold to a young family that immediately set to work renovating it. After months and months of work, it was beautiful, a showplace for the community. One of the neighbors stopped to say how proud he must be that God had made his home so wonderful. The young man said, Yes, but you should have seen the place when God owned it by Himself! We all have a duty to be good stewards of our property while we own it. You can pray for a better market. But good things happen to those who work while they pray. The second half of my hope for the New Year comes from the frog story. You know the one about a frog that plops down in a cool pan of water, without knowing someone has just turned the re on under the pan. The frog gets slowly uncomfortable until he boils, without even knowing what changed. Some of us are doing that with real estate. Your property is overburdened with debt, but you manage, for now. If youre following rule number one above, something good may happen. But dont wait for a sign to come down from the sky that says, Now you must act. I predict that wont happen. Ask yourself, what do I want my real estate ownership to be in ve years? Then act! Act now. Plan for 5 years out, but act now. Theres no benet in keeping these matters a secret, and theres professional help available through lawyers and Realtors. They probably help you more if they each do what they do best, as a team, for you. Ive said in these pages, if you have real estate losses, time alone wont likely get you out. But we have a strengthening market. If you can buy intelligently now, you may recover your losses by working the problem, and by planning and acting. You will not recover lost ground by sitting still. Dont go to bed at night worrying about real estate. Go to bed planning what youll do about it tomorrow! My New Years wish is that we all be grateful for the opportunities we have, and that we pray for each other that we have the energy and discipline to make this a wonderful New Year. Mike Chesser is with Chesser & Barr, 1201 Eglin Parkway in Shalimar. MIKE CHESSERLocal PerspectiveA message of hope The word hero is often used to describe men and women engaged in professional sports, but when it comes right down to it, the real hero is a guy who avoids the limelight and would argue he is only doing his job, but we the outsiders know better. Nowhere has this been more clearly demonstrated than on Monday, Dec. 12, at the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquarters on Eglin Air Force Base, when 29 of Americas nest were decorated for battleeld gallantry and valor. Sgt. 1st Class Clayton Blackshear was the awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device, and the Army Commendation medal with Valor device, while Staff Sgt. James Stillwell was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device and the Purple Heart. Another Purple Heart was posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Antony Venetz. Accepting was his widow, Crestview resident Jennifer Venetz. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven Duff, deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), ofciated the pinning ceremony. If you think these decorations arent impressive, consider this. The Medal of Honor is the highest, single most honored and coveted combat medal presented to the American ghting man. The Bronze Star is awarded for merit, and with the V for valor device awarded for heroism. It is the fourthhighest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations. The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration and is presented in the name of the U.S. president for those who have been wounded or killed while engaging the enemy. The valor, or V device, is authorized for an act of direct combat valor or heroism. It also denotes an accomplishment of a heroic nature in direct support of operations against an enemy force. The Army Commendation Ribbon w/V device is awarded for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service, and for actions in direct contact with an enemy force. Col. Miguel Howe, deputy commander of the 7th Special Forces Group, zeroed in on valor in his opening remarks, quoting Gen. George Patton, who said, Wars may be fought with machinery but they are won by men. Howe went on to say on any given day between 300 and 1,300 warriors from the 7th Special Forces were engaged somewhere in world. The 7th have a long and proud history of combating transnational threats of tyranny, terrorism, drug trafcking and insurgency through the conduction of unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and special reconnaissance, direct action and ghting terrorism throughout the globe. The sun never sits on the Red Empire, he added, meaning the threat of worldwide terrorism never rests. In the current conict in Iraq and Afghanistan our soldiers have received the Distinguished Service Cross, 21 Silver Stars, 120 Bronze Stars with valor device, 124 Army Commendation ribbons with valor device, and 208 Purple Hearts. And 38 of our soldiers have made the ultimate sacrice by laying down their lives for this nation. The list is truly impressive, but it only tells a small part of the story about the men of the 7th and their families. Consider Bronze Star recipient and double amputee Capt. William Lyles, who with his wife and children spoke about his horric injury and how it has affected them. He lost both legs above the knee in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby. This has been a life changing experience, but I would like to stay in the Army if I can, Lyles said. Although I realize things are different now, and I am prepared to accept what the future holds for me and my family. If Army is part of it, I accept that, but if not, I accept that as well. This, then, is the voice of the true hero. He does his job without fanfare, accepts the consequences and remains resilient and faithful to the nation that he serves.7th Special Forces Group recognizes 29 heroes JOHN PARROT Heavy equipment chugs around inside the gutted Alatex Building on a recent afternoon as workers from Peter Brown Construction bury mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in the ground before a new oor slab is poured over them. The 1930s Crestview landmark is being refurbished into the Florida A&M University Rural Diversity Healthcare Center. Construction is on schedule, project managers said, aiming to admit the rst pharmacy students in August 2012. BRIAN RIAN HH UGHES HES | News Bulletin OON SSCHEDuULE Opinion

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ClassifiedsA10| Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 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

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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. FWB169 B Eglin Prkwy. Open From 10-6 everyday until ChristmasLeonards Antiques30%-50% off Everything!!! Refreshments and Door PrizesText FL90601 to 56654 6513916PUBLIC NOTICENotice is given that Summit Bank, N. A., Panama City, Florida, has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to acquire the loans and deposits of the former Premier Community Bank of the Emerald Coast, Crestview, Florida. As of Monday, December 19, 2011, Premier Community Banks two of ces located in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach, Florida have become branches of Premier Community Bank, a division of Summit Bank, N.A. Notice is published pursuant to 12 USC 1828 (c). 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 # 130540 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of London Blue Gifts located at 176 Villacrest Drive, in the County of Okaloosa in the City of Crestview, Florida 32536 intends to register the said name with the Division of Coporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crestview, Florida this 19th day of December, 2011. Eun Choi 176 Villacrest Dr Crestview, FL 32536 12/24/11 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 # 130537 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11 DR 5626 Division: WALTER B. STINSON, Petitioner, And ALIA EDITH GARCIA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO:Alia Edith Garcia 919 Edith Boulevard, SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 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 Walter B. Stinson, whose address is c/o Southern Star Immigration, P.A., 184 Eglin Parkway, NE, Suite 7, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 on or before Januray 25, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension 1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 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: 12-14-11 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sherry Johnson Deputy Clerk 12/24/11 12/31/11 1/7/12 1/14/12 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 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 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 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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SP O RTS www.crestviewbulletin.comSaturday, December 24, 2011 Page 12Baker celebrates fall athletics successesBy Randy Dicksonrandyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER Thursday, Dec. 15, was a night to celebrate the accomplishments of the fall middle school and high school athletic teams at Baker. The awards night was the rst time all the teams from a particular season have come together for recognition at the same time. Baker School Principal Tom Shipp said several people had input in the decision to bring all the fall teams together and that the school will do it again at the end of the winter and spring. It was kind of a joint decision, Shipp said. We talked about it during the summer, and we talked about the different ways we could do it. We just felt like doing it by season would just give us an opportunity to talk about each student. The Gator football team was recognized for a strong 7-3 season. Dylan Scott was honored for his cross-country performance that helped him win the District 1-1A championship, finish second in the region and 29th in the state. But it was the volleyball team, fresh off a state runner-up season, that grabbed the spotlight. Coach Tomikko Parks was recognized as being the All Sports Association/Northwest Florida Daily News Small School Coach of the Year. Laurie Steele was honored for bringing home the Player of the Year award, as were the rest of the Gators volleyball players that were named first or second team or honorable mention on the AllArea squad. Steele was joined on the small school rst team squad by Katie Wickery and Taylor Morgan. Alex Roy was selected for the second team and Haley Wagner, Jordan Linzy and Kathryn Quigg were named honorable mention. Each member of the volleyball team was given a miniature replica of the teams state runner-up trophy, and the team got to share the love with the fans that supported them throughout the season one last time in 2011. Im super proud of these girls, Parks said. These girls have made this year fun for the entire community. The community got behind them and stayed behind them the entire season. They were behind them from the start, and they backed us the entire year. I am still super proud of them. I cant stop smiling about these girls. Parks said the success of the volleyball team was a tribute to the focus of the players and their single mindedness to work hard and accomplish their goals. Laurie Steele is a ne example in that she had a goal and her goal was to go to state and (accomplish) all these things, Parks said. But she also wanted to be Player of the Year. She set out her senior season, and that was one of her goals, and at the end of the year she was rewarded with that accomplishment. Matt Brunson, Bakers football coach and athletic director, praised the volleyball players for not only the way they conducted themselves on the court, but in the community and at the state tournament as well. Turning to football, Brunson recognized the various statistical leaders on the team. Each of the football seniors was given a shadow box commemorating their senior season as well as their white road jersey. Brunson put on his athletic director hat when summarizing the many Gator fall successes. Our fall sports seasons were unbelievable, he said. Dylan Scott did real well in cross country and won the district and advanced to state. Our girls were the state runner-up (in volleyball), and that is awesome any time you can make the state tournament. Our football team nished up 7-3, and I think these guys laid the ground work for success in the future and Im excited about our athletics. There are just great kids at Baker to work with, and we are looking forward to a great future. Special to the News BulletinSANDESTIN Shelter House, the domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, presented its inaugural Luminaria Run to End Domestic Violence on Dec. 10. The course was illuminated by more than 2,000 luminarias representing how Shelter House and its community partners light the way to a safer place for victims of domestic violence. More than 260 runners turned out for the race, which included 5K and 9K courses winding throughout Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The fastest male in the 9K race was Erich Lichtfuss of Fort Walton Beach with a time of 40:40.593. The top female on the 9K course was Anna Cothran of Santa Rosa Beach, clocking in at 44:39.308. The 5K was led by David Shearon of Panama City Beach, who came in at 19:09.533. The fastest female in the 5K was Jennifer Talley of Niceville, nishing the run in 26:10.988. When we rst announced this run, people asked why a 9K instead of the standard 10K, said Shelter House Executive Director Michelle Sperzel. We wanted this event to not be a standard run or a standard fundraiser. Its about raising awareness, and the 9K distance serves as a reminder that a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the U.S. The twilight race brought in more than $7,000 and was capped off with a post-race party at Sandestins Baytowne Marina, featuring live entertainment provided by local favorite Cadillac Willy. Runners were kept warm with hot cocoa, apple cider, coffee, jambalaya, smores and more while the awards were presented. Race sponsors for the event were Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Silver Sands Factory Stores, 30A, Think it Wear it Express, Event Planner Beck England, Wagley Creative, Golds Gym, San Gelato Caf, Mrs. Fields, Kilwins, Sysco, Publix and Pleat & Perry, P.A. Because of the events success, the second annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic Violence already has been scheduled for Dec. 8, 2012. For more information on the race or sponsorships, call Shelter House at 243-1201. Baker celebrates night to celebrate the accomplishments of the fall middle school and Photos by RANDY DICKSON | News BulletinSenior members of the Gator football team look at the shadow boxes they received celebrating the 2011 football season. Below, senior football players Cory Harper, left, and Vada Moore, right, celebrate the evening with assistant football coach David Oglesby.Photos SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETINThe race course was lined with more than 2,000 luminary bags honoring those affected by domestic violence. At left: Some of the events youngest runners, Eliza Scoper, Marlee Tobik and Olivia Scoper (left to right), were dressed in their holiday nest. GATOR PRIDE Shipp said several people had input in the decision to bring all the fall teams together and that the school will do it again at the end of the winter and spring. Shipp said. We talked about it during the summer, and we talked about the different ways we could do it. would just give us an opportunity to talk about each student. ognized for a strong 7-3 season. Dylan Scott was honored for his cross-country performance that helped him win the District 1-1A championship, finish second in the region and 29th in the state. off a state runner-up season, that grabbed the spotlight. nized as being the All Sports Association/Northwest Florida Daily News Small School Coach of the Year. Laurie Steele was honored for bringing home the Player of the Year award, as were the rest of the Gators volleyball players that were named first or second team or honorable mention on the AllArea squad. school rst team squad by Katie Wickery and Taylor Morgan. Alex Roy was selected for the second team and HalScott was honored for his cross-counFrom top, Bakers Volleyball Player of the Year Laurie Steele receives a certi cate from coach Jamie Kerrell during the Fall Sports Awards Night on Dec. 15. Baker football coach and athletic director Matt Brunson talks about some of the accomplishments of the 2011 Gator football team. Members of the Baker volleyball team look at their miniature replica trophies of the Class 1A state runner-up nish this year.Shelter House Luminaria Run results released



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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 Saturday, DECEMBER 24 2011 By Paula Kelley paulak@crestviewbulletin.com @cnbpaula While most people are celebrating Christmas, many area reghters, policemen, deputies and other emergency person nel will be on duty. Among them will be Melissa Long, a Crestview Police Department ofcer of three years who had pre viously worked eight years for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. This Christmas wont be Longs rst in a patrol car. Im ready for the calls from families who have been together all day, and there has been alcohol in volved and someone is just not happy with the rest of the family, Long said, smiling. You see a little bit of everything during Duty calls for some over holidays By Paula Kelley paulak@crestviewbulletin.com Is there a Santa Claus? asked Virginia OHanlon, 8, in a letter to the editor of New Yorks Sun newspaper. Veteran newsman, Francis Pharcellus Church was quick with a Yes in his printed, unsigned editorial response in 1897. This year, some Florida residents have been given a reason to believe again after discovering that anony mous people had paid off their Christmas layaway items at Walmart stores. It happened in Crestview. Pat Riley, Manager of Crestviews Walmart said that a customer came in on Friday, Dec. 16, went to customer service and asked to pay down a random lay away to a balance of $1. They asked for a layaway that was full of toys for Christmas, Riley said. They wanted zero recogni tion. They said they just wanted to help someone out this Christmas. In 28 Christmases of working with Walmart Ive never heard of anything like it. He explained that this is the rst year that Walmart Yes Crestview, there is a Santa Claus Santa spotted scouting out Crestview By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com Its been more than three months since an employee of a federal subcontractor reported the theft from his car of back-up tapes contain ing the names, addresses, Social Security numbers and some clinical and pre scription information of almost 5 million patients served by TRICARE, the governments health care program for service mem bers, veterans and their families. Throughout the Crest view area and other mili tary communities, nervous TRICARE patients have been monitoring their credit records after receiv ing letters last month from subcontractor Science Ap plications International Corporation (SAIC) in forming them of the secu rity breach. They just notied us that our information has been stolen and they of fered only a years worth of credit monitoring and res toration, disabled Army veteran Kristina Burdick said. Burdick, whose activeduty Air Force husband Stephen also received a letter from SAIC, said one year of monitoring is not enough. There are 4.9 mil lion personnel and fam ily members whose in formation has been lost, Burdick said. By the time whoever got hold of the information comes Lost records worry vets By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com It was business as usu al at the Crestview WinnDixie Monday night, with customers and store staff showing little interest in or even knowledge of an announcement earlier in the day that the supermar ket chain had merged with another grocery company. Most shoppers werent even aware of the transac tion. I was getting stuff for Christmas dinner, thats where my head was at, customer Betsy Wilson said. A media release said the Winn-Dixie chain merged with Greenville, S.C.-based Bi-Lo, LLC, in a deal re ported to be valued at $560 million, creating one of the Souths biggest grocery op erators. The new company will have a 63,000-person workforce in a nine-state region. Crestview Winn-Dixie manager Tommy Price said customers wont see anything different when they shop at the grocery store. Its pretty much just a merge between the two, Price said. Its more of a merger than being sold be cause they bought out all of our stock shares. Shares of Winn-Dixie, Winn-Dixie joins BI-LO No local changes foreseen in merger with S.C. company Santa Claus was spotted in Crestview Wednesday at the South Ferdon Boulevard McDonalds making last-minute adjustments to his naughty and nice lists. As Santa handed out candy canes, the Archer children, Dylan, 2, Madison, 4, and Sydney, 6, forgot about Happy Meals and ran to meet the jolly old elf, who looked a bit like David Fitzpatrick, whose family annually distributes Christmas trees to local families in need. BR IAN HUGH E S | News Bulletin MERRY CHRISTMAS! Right: Crestview Police Department Ofcer Melissa Long prepares to work this Christmas Eve. This is not her rst holiday to work, but the mother of two daughters has learned to make the most of it. PAULA K E LL E Y | Crestview News Bulletin See SANT A CLAUS A3 See VETS A3 TRICARE SNAFU If you want to know more about TRICAREs loss of patient information, call the SAIC Incident Response Call Center: United States, toll-free at 1855-366-0140 or visit www.tricare. mil/breach/. See DUTY A3 See WINN-DIXIE A3 Left: Lights come on at the Crestview Winn-Dixie one recent evening. Customers will see little, if any, changes now that the chain is merging with South Carolina-based Bi-Lo, store manager Tommy Price said. BR IAN HUGH E S | News Bulletin Im ready for the calls from families who have been together all day, and there has been alcohol involved and someone is just not happy with the rest of the family. You see a little bit of everything during the holidays. 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Local A2 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 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 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. FUNDRAISER: Joy Fellowship will host a yard sale on Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon at 5978 Old Bethel Road, Crestview. Proceeds will benet their Youth Winter Retreat. LIBRARY EVENTS: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (90 minutes long, rated PG) will be featured at the Crestview Public Library movie picnic Friday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. Pack a picnic supper. Please do not bring children who cannot sit through a feature length lm. Registration is not required for this free event, but you are welcome to sign up in the youth area for a courtesy reminder call or email. The library thanks Wolves Den 11 for providing the beverages and cleaning up and Crestview Library Friends for purchasing the movie license. Please call Heather at 682-4432 with questions. T AI CH I : T RY I T ! is the Jan. 3 First Tuesday program. At 10:30 a.m., Anna Dyess will demonstrate Tai Chis basic principles and a few forms you can practice at home. To practice at the event, wear loose clothing and at shoes that stay comfortably on your feet. Coffee and cookies will be served starting at 10 a.m. The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive behind the post ofce. DAV TRANSPORTATION: The Disabled American Veterans van, which provides transportation to the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, will not run 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 651-7258. LANDFILL CLOSURES: The Baker and Wright Landlls will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24, in observance of Christmas Eve. Any questions, call 651-7394. BLOOD DRIVES: The Northwest Florida Blood Center will host the following drives: Dec. 27 Winn-Dixie, Crestview, 12-6 p.m., free gift card for all donors. Dec. 30 Marquis Cinema 10, Crestview, 4-9 p.m., free movie ticket for all donors. 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@ sheriff-okaloosa.org. 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. 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 8333840 or 585-1368. CRESTVIEW SOUP KITC H ENS: 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, 6823154. Wednesdays: LifePoint Church (former First Assembly of God), 400 S. Ferdon Blvd. (State 85), 682-3518. Thursdays: Community of Christ, 398 W. First Ave., behind Whitehurst/Powell Funeral Home, 682-7474. Fridays: First Presbyterian Church, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd., intersection of State 85 and U.S. 90, 682-2835. Saturdays: First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Ave., behind Tom Thumb across from Goodwill, 682-2018. Volunteers are always needed. Please call any church to volunteer. Emmanuel Baptist Church members are in need of bikes, which they repair and issue to the homeless. Please call 4230711 if you can assist with this service. Miscellaneous WAM! CONFERENCE: The second annual Shelter House WAM! (Women and Money) conference will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. It will offer workshops on topics such as organizing your nances, budgeting, cooking on a budget, investing and car basics. Workshops under the Youth Economic Strategies program will include budgeting, banking, savings, interviewing, resume writing and entrepreneurship and are geared toward ages 12 to 18. Attendees who register by Jan. 13 will be entered into a drawing for one of 20 books Shelter House is giving away. Registration is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. It includes all workshops, the keynote address, breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship, get more information about sponsorship opportunities as a business, or for more information, call 243-1201. FLORIDA TRAIL SC H EDULE: For more information on Florida Trail Association activities, visit www. 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. ROWC SC H EDULE: 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 6511453. Jan. 19 The Lighthouse People, Bob and Sandra Shanklin. Beef stew, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee/tea. STRICTLY WEAVERS MEETINGS: Held once a month by the Strictly Weavers Guild of the Emerald Coast. For exact meeting location and more information, please call Alice (934-4403) or send an email to strictlyweavers@ yahoo.com. Anyone interested in the art of weaving handwoven fabric is invited to attend. H ERITAGE 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 4 to 17. For further information, please contact Mike Thomin at 833-9595. DAUG H TERS OF T H E 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 COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS a support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, meets the rst Tuesday of each month at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville, in Room 4 in the Religious Education Building. For more information, call Diane Kingsley at 398-6394. You may also visit www. compassionatefriends.org. CAR DONATIONS: Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the U.S. 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 800-246-0493. VE H ICLE DONATIONS: Many not-for-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. 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 Special to The News Bulletin Scam artists have vic timized residents in North west Florida recently by impersonating utility com pany employees. Gulf Power has received calls in the past few weeks from customers being con tacted by someone posing as a Gulf Power employee, according to a press re lease. The caller tells victims that their bill is past due and that electricity will be cut off if the customer does not provide a credit card payment immediately. The card numbers are then used to make fraudulent purchases. To prevent this from happening, Gulf Power is advising customers that: Gulf Power employees will never call a customer at home seeking any per sonal information, includ ing credit card numbers. Gulf Power represen tatives will never ask a customer for money when they visit a residence. All Gulf Power repre sentatives carry badges with picture identication that includes the employ ees name and the compa nys name and logo. Customers should call Gulf Power at 1-800-2255797 if they have any ques tions about the identity of anyone representing Gulf Power. Gulf Power is working with local law enforce ment agencies to identify the callers. Please call lo cal law enforcement and contact Gulf Power at 1800-225-5797 if you have received a call asking for personal information about your Gulf Power account. From staff reports The Crestview Police Department arrested Richard Dwight Waterson III, 41, of the 100 block of South Savage Street in Crestview, and charged him with 50 counts of possession of child por nography. The Crestview Po lice Department, in con junction with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, con ducted a yearlong joint investiga tion after a search warrant was ex ecuted at Water sons home in De cember 2010. A forensic ex amination of Watersons computer and related materials seized during the search of his home resulted in the identifi cation of 50 por nographic images involving chil dren, according to a police press release. Waterson was arrested at his home in Crest view Tuesday af ternoon and booked into the custody of the Oka loosa County Jail where he is being held without bond. RICHARD WATERSON Gulf Power warns of fraud Crestview man faces 50 counts of possessing child pornography Whats HAPPENING 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 . . 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Local Crestview News Bulletin | A3 Saturday, December 24, 2011 SANTA CLAUS from page A1 has had Christmas lay away in seven years. The nations largest retailer reintroduced layaway this year for toys and electron ics. It had discontinued layaway on everything except jewelry ve years ago because of a lack of demand. It was obviously some thing that had been missed and with the economy this year it was great for every one, he said. Someone paid off San ta Rosa Beach resident Meghan Huftys layaway as well. My husband forgot to deposit his paycheck on Friday, also the last day to pick up layaways at the Santa Rosa Beach Walmart, Hufty said. I called Walmart and asked a woman named Paula if I could come in on Saturday to pay my balance and pick my items up. She said un fortunately no. Five minutes later, the young mother received a call back from Paula. She identied herself and said, Do you believe in angels? Yes, of course I do, said Hufty. She said, Well, you have one watching over you today. A woman came in just now, and told me that she had it in her heart that she wanted to pay off someones layaway someone who had toys for their children. She didnt care how much it was. She didnt want to be identied. She just felt it in her heart that this was something she needed to do. This woman paid for your lay away this morning. Hufty said it still made her cry days later to know that a stranger would do something so generous for someone else. Part of me feels bad because I know there are so many people that need it more than me, she said. But I did pay it forward. After receiving $100 that day from a client, Hufty took it to the store and paid toward another wom ans layaway. Later, she learned that the layaway account she had paid on contained gifts for the womans sister, who had recently lost her job. Similar stories have been reported across the state. At a Walmart in Or lando, Fla. a man paid off the accounts of random people who had bought toys. In Ocala, Fla. a man paid for bicycles on lay away. Riley said the anony mous donors generosity has brought back the true meaning of Christmas to him. I just wish people would do for others in March and July as they have this Christ mas, Riley said. VETS from page A1 across our information, that could be some years down the road. SAIC, however, believes the thief will be unlikely to access the data on tapes swiped from an employees car in San Antonio while he was transporting them to a back-up storage facility. The risk of harm to pa tients is judged to be low since retrieving the data on the tapes would require knowledge of, and access to, specic hardware and soft ware and knowledge of the system and data structure, TRICARE ofcials stated in a Nov. 28 letter to those whose information was on the stolen tapes. So far theres no evi dence that any of the infor mation has been misused, TRICARE chief of public affairs Austin Camacho said. There isnt any evidence that should make us think we need to go farther. But its never a closed book. Though most people who received the SAIC let ter were never treated at a San Antonio military health center, they still were af fected because health-re lated services including lling pharmacy prescrip tions and laboratory workups were processed in these same MTFs (military treatment facilities), even if the patients were receiving treatment elsewhere, the TRICARE letter states. Burdick feels SAICs at titude has been somewhat cavalier. In doing research I found the guy who lost the stuff reported it to the po lice and estimated the loss as only about $100, Burdick said. He valued his GPS system as being more valu able than 4.9 million patients records. Distrustful of SAIC and TRICARE, the Burdicks have taken the precaution of notifying their creditors of the potential for fraud on their accounts. Its a mess, Burdick said. You have to call the credit agencies and the banks and reporting agen cies. Somebody could take my property out from under my feet if they assume my identity. Burdick said she was surprised not everyone who was affected is treating the incident as seriously as she and her husband are. I was talking to people at my church and they said they got letters, too. Its hit friends who have been in the military, she said. Some of them said they led away their letter and didnt think anything about it. Burdick is also worried about how the compromised records could affect her sons, one 3 years old and the other ve months, in their later years if their stolen identity is abused. Id hate to see that something like this, because somebody lapsed in judg ment, that Id have to see my sons (have trouble) getting a home loan because when they were three years old and ve months old, they owned a house that has past-due payments, she said. The company that TRI CARE contracts through, they also deal with secu rity for Homeland Secu rity, Burdick said. Doesnt make me feel very safe as an American citizen. Not only that, but we dont need this in the economic crisis were in right now. DUTY from page A1 the holidays. Like many emergency workers, Long, a mother of two daughters, Mikay la, 8, and Madison, 5, will juggle her work schedule and home life over the holidays. We have Christmas early or plan it after my shift, she said. My girls are so understanding. Crestview Fire Chief Joseph Traylor said Christmas is like any oth er day for reghters and emergency responders. We have 15 personnel on shift every day of the year, Traylor said. And administrative staff are on standby alert. Our usual holiday calls are medical calls and ve hicle accidents, he said. We do see a rise in the number of calls where a person res up the re place and forgets to open the ue and the house lls up with smoke, or kitchen stove res may increase this time of year but there is not a large number of in creased calls. Emergency dispatch workers like Melissa Ol wick will be working too. Although last week was Olwicks rst week on the job as an emergency dispatcher for the city of Crestview she knows the drill, having worked many holidays as a dispatcher for Walton County. Like Long, Olwick ad justs her familys schedule during the holidays. I have a daughter who is 12, and a son who is 8 and we just plan the holi day gift opening around my work schedule, Olwick said. It might make them a little sad if Mommy works (on Christmas day) but the celebration is still just as important to them even if it is not on the exact calendar that their friends schedules are. Crestview Police Chief Brian Mitchell said his de partment sees an uptick in arrests for drunk driving during the holidays. Most of our calls will be people who have too much to drink at the ofce Christ mas party or at a family gathering and then they get behind the wheel, Mitchell said. Designated drivers are the answer to that prob lem. Crestview dispatcher Kristin Caro said ght calls also increase at Christmas. They drink when they get together and eventually someone says the wrong thing to the wrong person and the ght begins and we get called, Caro said. By the end of the day they have all had too much turkey, and theyre tired, and cranky and I think the holiday just catches up with them. Working Christmas does have its high points. The neat part of Christ mas is that families come to the station to celebrate lunch or dinner with their family member who is working, Traylor said. The police can go home and eat with their family if they live near enough and their workload permits but the station becomes a big family gathering place on Christmas. Follow Paula Kelley on twitter @cnbpaula and the Crestview News Bulletin @cnbulletin. WINN-DIXIE from page A1 which has more than twice the number of stores as Bi-Lo, jumped 70 percent Monday upon the an nouncement. The transac tion is currently expected to close in the next 60 to 120 days, the release states, subject to the approval of Winn-Dixie shareholders and other customary clos ing conditions. Following the comple tion of the merger, Winn-Di xie will become a privatelyheld, wholly owned sub sidiary of Bi-Lo and WinnDixies common stock will cease trading on the NAS DAQ, the release states. Executives from both companies said there is no overlap in service between the two companies. Jack sonville-based Winn-Dixie operates about 480 grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mis sissippi. Bi-Lo runs 207 su permarkets in North Caroli na, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie do not currently expect any store closures as a result of the combination, the re lease states. The combined companys executive man agement team structure and headquarters location will be decided as the companies move closer to nalizing the transaction; however, it is expected that the combined company will maintain a presence in both Greenville and Jacksonville. Winn-Dixie has been in business since 1925 and em ploys about 46,000 people. The company had struggled in the past, entering into bankruptcy protection in 2005, emerging a year later, and has been revamping operations, the Associated Press reported. There are no plans to change Winn-Dixie stores names, according to media reports. Theyd be dumb to change the name, Wilson said. Everybody knows Winn-Dixie. BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin Crestview High School athletic director Kevin Pettis and his daughter HaydnGrace, 4, emerge from the Crestview Winn-Dixie. Few customers were aware of the grocery chains merger as they did their pre-Christmas shopping. PAULA KELLEY | Crestview News Bulletin Crestview emergency dispatchers have all worked previous Christmas holidays and are preparing to do so again this holiday season. The dispatchers, from left, Jodie Hooper, Kristin Caro and Melissa Olwick, pause between calls. Most of our calls will be people who have too much to drink at the ofce Christmas party or at a family gathering and then they get behind the wheel. Designated drivers are the answer to that problem. Brian Mitchell Crestview Police Chief Following the completion of the merger, Winn-Dixie will become a privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary of BI-LO and Winn-Dixies common stock will cease trading on the NASDAQ. Press Release I just wish people would do for others in March and July as they have this Christmas. Pat Riley Manager of Crestviews Walmart The risk of harm to patients is judged to be low since retrieving the data on the tapes would require knowledge of, and access to, spe cic hardware and software and knowledge of the system and data structure. TRICARE ofcials stated

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As a result of our initial re view, weve found there are a signicant amount of additional records we need to look at in or der to sufciently evaluate this case, Eddins said. Eddins could not specify what additional records had been re quested Many of the original docu ments studied were emails sent back and forth from one city council member to at least one other council member and in many cases several others. The emails were made public in September, after the city re ceived a records request from radio stations WAAZ-FM and WJSB-AM, Crestview-based WCVC TV.com and the North west Florida Daily News. The Sunshine Law prohibits elected ofcials from discussing matters of public interest with one another outside of a public forum. You are not to use any form of communication device to avoid a public meeting, said Barbara Petersen, president of Floridas First Amendment Foundation, when told of emails. Thats a violation of the Sun shine Law. Elected public ofcials found in blatant violation of Floridas Sunshine Law can face nes up to $500 and jail terms of up to 60 days They can also be removed from ofce and assessed attor neys fees. Following the release of the documents, also in September, radio station executive Cal Zeth mayr turned over a disk con taining all documents collected to the State Attorneys Ofce. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille, who is leading the investigation, announced soon after the disk was received that he would investigate the city councils actions. Along with reviewing docu ments, the State Attorneys Of ce is interviewing witnesses in the case, Eddins said. He said several people have already been interviewed and several more, including the ve members of the City Council, will be spoken to as the investi gation continues. The Crestview City Council is made up of President Charles Baugh and members Robyn Helt, Phillip Berezo, Ben Ian nucci and Tim Grandberry. Some of the emails sent by council members, such as one from Baugh on April 12, are addressed to city department heads in this case then-City Clerk Janice Young. Baughs email courtesy cop ies to Finance Director Patti Beebe and Mayor David Cadle. It also blind courtesy cop ies a method in which those receiving a document dont see the names of others receiving it Okaloosa County Commis sioner Wayne Harris and coun cil members Berezo, Iannucci and Grandberry. Baugh discusses an exist ing contract between the city of Crestview and Mr. John R. Bale. I have questions about all areas of this contract and ask your investigation into this mat ter, Baugh said in the email. State Rep. Matt Gaetz, an at torney well versed in the states Sunshine Law, reviewed several emails made available to the Daily News in September. These discussions consti tute a meeting under 286.011 (Sunshine Law) and must oc cur in public not via email, Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said after looking over the docu ments. Eddins said Monday the deci sion to expand the scope of the investigation would likely delay by several weeks any announce ment of investigative ndings. Zethmayr said he was inter viewed by the State Attorneys Ofce Dec. 5. He said at the meeting he had turned over to investigators a spreadsheet indicating the number of emails each (council member) had in their inbox on Dec. 1 and how many were pro vided in response to the Sep tember joint media outlet public records request. He said his spreadsheet in dicates that in the case of one council member, 190 emails may have been deleted so that they didnt show up either in an inbox or in a deleted item le. Attorney Mark Welton, who represents Helt, said he is con dent the State Attorneys Of ce will conduct a thorough investigation and his client will be cleared of all allegations of wrongdoing. I am fully condent Ms. Helt has done nothing improper, he said. Investigation into Crestview City Council expands By Kari C. Barlow Florida Freedom Newspapers DUKE FIELD Okaloosa County ofcials have started the planning and purchasing phase to hook-up Duke Field to the countys sewer system. County crews will do the work in-house and the project is expected to be completed by next September. Duke Field will close its wastewater treatment plant in 2012. We are going to build a pump station at Duke Field and we are going to run a force main from Duke Field, said Jeff Littrell, the countys water and sewer director. Its going to kind of go southwest and its going to tie into that 17-mile force main that we built for the 7th Special Forces. The sewer line from Duke will run seven miles and connect to a larger pipe that ultimately empties into the Arbennie Pritchett Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Fort Walton Beach. The installation of the line will not affect any roads used by the public, Littrell said. Its going to be out there on the reservation, he said. Were surveying right now, and we have engineers working on construction plans. Littrell said his staff also is getting quotes on the cost of materials. Construction on the $1.5 million project will start in early 2012. Itll probably take us about ve or six months, Littrell said. The Duke Field work is the rst phase of the larger Eglin Wastewater Treatment Conguration Project. This is one of these win-wins, Littrell said. Eglin wants to get out of the wastewater treatment plant business and concentrate on their mission. For Okaloosa County Water and Sewer and, more importantly, for our ratepayers, that is additional revenue for us. The project is expected to generate an additional $60,000 to $70,000 annually for the county. It puts us in better nancial shape, Littrell said. Whatever rate increases may be required in the future, they will be incrementally smaller because of the revenue we will be getting from these projects were doing with Eglin. Future phases of the project call for hooking up two wastewater treatment plants on Eglins main base and Camp Rudder to the countys sewer system. Duke Field to be hooked up with county sewer system When folks from Spruce Creek, a South Florida community, decided to drop in on friends in Okaloosa County, they did so literally. Twenty-two private planes descended on Crestview Bob Sikes Airport, most of them arriving over the course of an hour on the afternoon of Dec. 1. My ramp is packed full of planes! Emerald Coast Aviation Vice President Brad Hall said. We had to double-stack them, meaning planes were anchored nose-to-tail to t all of the visitors in. Hall said the guests arranged in advance for a motor coach to meet their ights and transport them to their waiting friends. BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin COMP ANY DROPS IN

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Thorough (experienced), organized (ef cient), friendly (fun), respectful (courteous) Happy Holidays from Family Dentistry 2041957 By Brian Hughes brianh@crestview bulletin.com Three area residents stopped by the News Bulletins ofce last week to pick up $25 Walmart gift cards, their reward for correctly deciphering the names of 22 local businesses in the annual Reindeer Scramble game. To be considered in the drawing, entrants had to have all 22 business names correct. More than 75 readers entered the contest that was sponsored by the Crestview Walmart, account specialist Sherrie Stanley said. The most common mistake, she said, was many people listed a business by its common name rather than its ofcial name. Two of the winners said being lifelong Crestview natives was denitely an advantage. I know a lot of the businesses in town, winner Ray Crawford said. Ive been here all my life. I drive a truck part-time and when I see a sign, I remember it. Charlotte Kennedy, another winner and local native, agreed that lifelong residency proved an advantage, as did trying the scramble contest last year. Im familiar with all the stores in the contest, Kennedy said. Ive lived here all my life. And I helped a girl last year ll out her entry so I knew what to expect. The third winner, Mike Sapp, credited his 16-year-old daughter Angela for his winning entry. My daughter helped. This is really her idea, Mike Sapp said. She said, Dad, can you make this work and drop it by the News Bulletin? Holding up the gift card, Mike Sapp said, This is denitely going to her. Crawford said a key to recognizing business names for next years contest is keeping ones eyes open and being aware, useful advice for many things in life. Look where youre going and try to pay attention, he said. Thats how you learn things. By Paula Kelley paulak@ crestviewbulletin.com James Pierce, 42, is walking across America for no apparent reason other than the fact that he can. Im just winging this, Pierce said Friday during a layover in Crestview. Most people do this for a cause. Im just doing it because I can. Pierce is staying in the Crestview home of Dennis and Renee Knightens. The Knightens are really nice people. He (Dennis) found me on the Internet, Pierce said. Dennis is interested in doing this as well and they said, If you ever walk near Crestview... and I did and here I am. Pierce arrived late last week and will begin his walk again this week as soon as repairs to his laptop computer are complete. Pierce began his walk in Seattle, Wash., on May 30. He walks from sunrise until sundown most days, carrying a small tent in his backpack, along with his laptop, dry socks and T-shirts. Pierce said blisters on his feet were bad in the beginning, and he admits to grumbling to himself a great deal. He has heard of other people walking across America who have a cushy RV following them with food, a bathroom and a place to lay their heads. He decided to forgo the comforts and tackle his fears. The closer I got to the Florida state line, the more I realized that I have an unreasonable fear of Florida wildlife, Pierce said. It was bears in Montana and snakes in South Dakota, and it is gators in Florida. I envision the middle of the state is just like walking across a bridge from one alligator back to another just like in a cartoon. He said one gentleman told him that marshmallows are alligators favorite food so he wont carry those in his backpack. Oh, I am being a silly girl telling you this gator fear, Pierce said with a laugh. He relies on the kindness of people in towns he passes through and is amazed at the number of people who stop and talk with him about his journey and offer him food and lodging. People are kind, and food is good all across America, Pierce said. Not everyone shares this madness though. Thats my number one question from people, Why are you doing this? And the answer is, because I can. Pierce has taught English in Japan and worked in India to try to improve call center service, he said with a laugh. Pierce said there isnt a lot of science in what hes doing. I wake up, and I walk. I eat. Sometimes I sleep, he said. Im much better at it now. My bumbling efforts in the Cascades embarrassed me. I panicked when I got east of Billings. I crossed the Ohio on the wrong bridge. I took some wrong turns in Missouri. Pierce said he had hoped to nish his journey in Miami in January, but his steps have slowed and he has a new destination in mind. Ive heard that Key West is a great place, so now I think Ill just head on down to there, Pierce said. I even had someone tell me the other day that I would t in there. I may even nd a reason to stay in Key West. I guess some part of me thought that eventually I would walk into a town and suddenly feel like I was at home, but I have not felt that yet. Follow James trip through his blog at www. jamesacrossamerica. blogspot.com. Mike Sapp won a $25 Walmart gift card in the News Bulletin Reindeer Scramble sponsored by Walmart. Winners of News Bulletin contest announced Walking across America SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN James Pierce on day 204 of his walk across America. He stayed in the home of Dennis and Renee Knightens of Crestview for a few days and even helped put their Christmas tree up. Reindeer game winners Photos by PAULA KELLEY | News Bulletin Ray Crawford was one of three winners of the News Bulletins Reindeer Scramble sponsored by the Crestview Walmart. Charlotte Kennedy said the fact that she is a Crestview native helped her successfully complete the News Bulletins Reindeer Scramble.

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A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 Wise Equipment Sales & Service 1147 S. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 682-3366 6512249 6513807 Remember? By Paula Kelley paulak@crestviewbulletin.com @cnbpaula Sharon Schinz won a Bernina B215 from Margies Sew Much Fun in Crestview after winning the stores apron design contest. Schinz made matching aprons for her self, her granddaughter Alexia, 2, and Alex ias baby doll, Bitte Baby. The matching aprons were so much fun to design and make, Schinz said. I n ished them in about two days. Margie Greene has owned the fabric and sewing shop for more than 40 years in Crestview and was proud to have given away three sewing machines this year. The rst two were names drawn from customers who had been in during a cer tain time, but this apron sewing contest is one of our rst that showed off the sewing talents of our customers, and customers voted on the winner as well, Greene said. Schinzs creations are green and black and lled with details. My mother, Agnes Morris, from here in Crestview and a really patient 4-H leader, taught me how to sew when I was ten years old, Schinz said. I hope to pass this sew ing machine along to my granddaughter Alexia soon and hope to teach her how to sew. I appreciate each of our customers, and giving away this amazing sewing machine is one way to show it, Greene said. The Bernina B215 is valued at over $1,000 for each machine. It is not the pawn shop sew ing machine that I learned to sew using. Greene said she hopes customers like Schinz will foster the interest of younger generations of sewing enthusiasts. From Staff Reports The Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and its JobsPlus One-Stop Career Centers are proud to welcome the following new members to its Board of Directors: Dr. Ty Handy: Northwest Florida State College Cathy Magnuson: Veterans Organi zations Alan Baggett: Building Industry As sociates Ron Shaw: Florida Transformer David Jefferson: Simple HR Scott Jackson: Gulf Power Kitty Whitney: Walton Area Cham ber of Commerce Toni Beck: National Caucus & Cen ter on Black Aged, Inc. Diane Jackson: Vocational Rehabili tation Scarlet Phaneuf: Walton County Economic Development Alliance Randy Fleming: Department of Children and Family Services Board members are volunteers repre senting business and industry, economic development, education, organized labor, local and state government, and commu nity-based organizations. By legislative design, local business leaders must com prise a minimum of 51 percent of board membership. Chambers of Commerce and Eco nomic Development Councils nominate business leaders, and membership to the board is by appointment of the appropri ate board of county commissioners. The Board of Directors provides the executive director and chief operations ofcer with independent, informed ad vice and opinion concerning matters of workforce and is supported by a paid ad ministrative staff. The Workforce Florida Act of 1996 established the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties in 1996 and the federal Workforce Invest ment Act of 1998 and Floridas Workforce Innovation Act of 2000 have reinforced its role. The JobsPlus mission is to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity and skills necessary to engage in mean ingful employment throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties and that every busi ness has access to educated, trained and prepared employees that meet their needs. PAULA KELLEY | News Bulletin First National Bank of Crestview Senior Vice President Pennie Hartzog, left, and President and CEO Dale Rice, right, present Carrie Lawson, a family support worker for FamilesFirst Network, with their annual Christmas donation during the December breakfast of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce. FNB of Crestview has supported the FamilesFirst Network Childs Christmas wish list program for the past ve years. Workforce Development Board announces new members CHRISTMAS FOR FAMILIES PAULA KELLEY | News Bulletin Margie Greene, owner of Margies Sew Much Fun, presents Sharon Schinz with a Bernina B125 sewing machine she won with her apron design. Below: The apron Schinz made for her granddaughter, Alexia, 2, and for Alexias doll, Bitte Baby, are monogrammed. Passing along a talent Business

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A8 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 2039845 Merry Christmas To All!! The Best Christmas Show On The Radio WMXZ-103.1 FM 12 Hours of Music and Heart Warming Remembrances Noon-Midnight Christmas Eve And 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Christmas Day Brought To You By Army Aviation Center Credit Union Ashley Furniture Stepping Stones Professional Counseling Special to the News Bulletin The wife and children of a local airman recently killed in Afghanistan helped Valparaisos mayor, Bruce Arnold, light the citys Christmas tree Saturday, Dec. 10. LaShana Douville, widow of Tech Sgt. Daniel P-Nut Douville, said, We appreciate every opportunity to remember Daniel. He followed the example of the Christ of Christmas. Trinity Presbyterian Church organized the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Perrine Park as a part of the citys Yule of Yesteryear celebration. The Rev. Mickey Schneider read the Christmas story from the Bible before Arnold asked the Douville children to put the last three ornaments on the tree. A hearty Merry Christmas from the crowd turned the lights on for the season. Most of the crowd ended the evening by caroling throughout the neighborhood. There are many heartwarming stories that typically surround the celebration of Christmas. They touch our hearts, bring a smile, draw a tear, cause nostalgia to ow. As a child living in New Hampshire, I can remember sitting in a snow bank one winters eve just before Christmas. I was alone and started to quietly sing a Christmas carol. When I nished, I felt a warm peace come over me. Years later I discerned it was God saying thank you for my song. Christmas brings with it a message of peace: peace of mind, peace of heart, peace among persons. There is something wonderful that remembering the birth of our Savior brings to the surface that tends to remain buried most of the year. As you know, war is a terrible thing. Amid the horrors of World War I, there occurred a unique truce when, for a few hours, enemies behaved like brothers because they remembered our Saviors birth. Christmas Eve in 1914 was quiet all along Frances Western Front, from the English Channel to the Swiss Alps. Trenches came within 50 miles of Paris. The war was only ve months old, and approximately 800,000 men had been wounded or killed. Every soldier wondered whether Christmas Day would bring another round of ghting and killing. But something happened: British soldiers raised Merry Christmas signs, and soon carols were heard from German and British trenches alike. Christmas dawned with unarmed soldiers leaving their trenches as ofcers of both sides tried unsuccessfully to stop their troops from meeting the enemy in the middle of no-mans-land for songs and conversation. Exchanging small gifts mostly sweets and cigars they passed Christmas Day peacefully along miles of the front. At one spot, the British played soccer with the Germans, who won three to two. In some places, the spontaneous truce continued the next day, neither side willing to re the rst shot. Finally the war resumed when fresh troops arrived, and the high command of both armies ordered that further informal understandings with the enemy would be punishable as treason. Enemies behaving like brothers. They came to realize there was a whole lot more to life than hating a stranger, just because someone else said they had to. In a different location in World War I, the story is told of a soldier who asked his ofcer if he might go out into an area between the trenches to bring in one of his friends who lay grievously wounded. You can go, said the ofcer, but its not worth it. Your friend is probably killed, and you will throw your own life away. But the man went. Somehow he managed to get to his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder, and take him back to the trenches. The two of them tumbled in together and lay in the trench bottom. The ofcer looked very tenderly at the would-be rescuer, and then he said, I told you it wouldnt be worth it. Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded. It was worth it, though, sir, he said. How do you mean, worth it? I tell you your friend is dead. Yes, sir, the boy answered, but it was worth it, because when I got to him he was still alive, and he said to me, Jim, I knew youd come. God came to this earth as a tiny baby. He came to help us realize we are all the same. We are all his children whom he loves so much that he was willing to sacrice his only Son so we could receive eternal life. The prophets of old told us he would come. And, by golly, he did! Dear reader, take a few moments to remember why God came to this earth in Jesus. He came to bring newness of life, joy, hope, peace, and love. What better gifts are there than these? Merry Christmas! The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 8115 Fourth Street, Laurel Hill (652-2164) and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 85 in the heart of Crestview. Sunday morning worship is at 9 in Laurel Hill and 11 in Crestview. For more information call 682-2835 or go online to www.fpccrestview.org. By Brian Hughes brianh@crestviewbulletin.com Now that the tree is up and decorated, the Christmas cards are posted, the presents wrapped and the cookies are baked, head over the (Shoal) river and through the woods to neighboring DeFuniak Springs and let the wonder of the towns annual Christmas Reections light display work their magic on you. The community erects more than 3 million lights, wrapping the trunks of the stately trees in the park that surrounds Lake DeFuniak. Whimsical creatures glow in tableaux, including Santas elves, reindeer, nativities, angels, and even dinosaurs. (Whats Christmas without a traditional festive brontosaurus?) With such a plethora of glowing festivity, taking it all in can be a bit overwhelming for the rst-timer. Heres a hint: drive around the lake rst (slowly, and dont forget to dim your headlights to just your parking lights). Then park your car and do another circuit on foot. Dont hesitate to walk into the park and let the lights surround you. Be sure to admire the handcrafted wooden gurines depicting oldfashioned DeFuniak Springs citizens from the towns heyday as a railroad community. Also take time to walk along Circle Drive and admire the beautiful Victorian homes, many of which are dressed in their Christmas nery. The near future might bring a comparable display, albeit it on a smaller scale, to Twin Hills Park one Christmas. Crestview City Council Member Robyn Helt recently suggested the city and businesses collaborate to dress our own communitys agship park for the holidays. But for now, the DeFuniak Springs display opens each evening from 5 9 p.m. Admission is $3 per person, with children 6 and under free. Christmas Reections will be open through New Years Eve, so if you cant get over there before Christmas, you can go Christmas week. After all, the Twelve Days of Christmas begin, not end, on Dec. 25. Take U.S. Highway. 90 west into DeFuniak Springs, only about 25 miles east of Crestview. Turn right onto U.S. Highway 331 South, then left at the rst red light (Live Oak Avenue). Follow this to the entrance of Christmas Reections. 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. ST. MARK CHRISTMAS EVENTS: St. Mark United Methodist Church will be holding three Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24. The family-oriented 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 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. Church BRIEFSSP ECIAL T O THE N E W S B U LLETIN Pictured from left to right at the tree lighting ceremony are Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold and the Douville family, LaShane, Jadelynn, AyjahDanielle and Daniel (front). Family of fallen soldier help light Christmas tree FROM THE PULPIT REV MARK BROADHEAD From the Pulpit Christ is Gods eternal gift Seasonal de-Lights in DeFuniak PH O T O S BY B RIAN H U GHES | News Bulletin Step into a dazzling wonderland of Christmas Reections more than 3 million lights in nearby DeFuniak Springs. The gazebo at the end of the Lake DeFuniak shing pier offers a dazzling panorama of the Christmas Reections light display. Faith/Local

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Crestview News Bulletin | A9 Saturday, December 24, 2011 6513060 By Mike Chesser Special to the News Bulletin This is my New Years message. The rst part comes from a story about a preachers yard. He owned a house for years, preached well, but never turned a hand in his yard or worked on his house. The place became embarrassing to the neighbors. One day, the preacher went on to a bigger church and the place was sold to a young family that immediately set to work renovating it. After months and months of work, it was beautiful, a showplace for the community. One of the neighbors stopped to say how proud he must be that God had made his home so wonderful. The young man said, Yes, but you should have seen the place when God owned it by Himself! We all have a duty to be good stewards of our property while we own it. You can pray for a better market. But good things happen to those who work while they pray. The second half of my hope for the New Year comes from the frog story. You know the one about a frog that plops down in a cool pan of water, without knowing someone has just turned the re on under the pan. The frog gets slowly uncomfortable until he boils, without even knowing what changed. Some of us are doing that with real estate. Your property is overburdened with debt, but you manage, for now. If youre following rule number one above, something good may happen. But dont wait for a sign to come down from the sky that says, Now you must act. I predict that wont happen. Ask yourself, what do I want my real estate ownership to be in ve years? Then act! Act now. Plan for 5 years out, but act now. Theres no benet in keeping these matters a secret, and theres professional help available through lawyers and Realtors. They probably help you more if they each do what they do best, as a team, for you. Ive said in these pages, if you have real estate losses, time alone wont likely get you out. But we have a strengthening market. If you can buy intelligently now, you may recover your losses by working the problem, and by planning and acting. You will not recover lost ground by sitting still. Dont go to bed at night worrying about real estate. Go to bed planning what youll do about it tomorrow! My New Years wish is that we all be grateful for the opportunities we have, and that we pray for each other that we have the energy and discipline to make this a wonderful New Year. Mike Chesser is with Chesser & Barr, 1201 Eglin Parkway in Shalimar. MIKE CHESSER Local Perspective A message of hope The word hero is often used to describe men and women engaged in professional sports, but when it comes right down to it, the real hero is a guy who avoids the limelight and would argue he is only doing his job, but we the outsiders know better. Nowhere has this been more clearly demonstrated than on Monday, Dec. 12, at the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquarters on Eglin Air Force Base, when 29 of Americas nest were decorated for battleeld gallantry and valor. Sgt. 1st Class Clayton Blackshear was the awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device, and the Army Commendation medal with Valor device, while Staff Sgt. James Stillwell was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor device and the Purple Heart. Another Purple Heart was posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Antony Venetz. Accepting was his widow, Crestview resident Jennifer Venetz. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven Duff, deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), ofciated the pinning ceremony. If you think these decorations arent impressive, consider this. The Medal of Honor is the highest, single most honored and coveted combat medal presented to the American ghting man. The Bronze Star is awarded for merit, and with the V for valor device awarded for heroism. It is the fourthhighest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the ninth highest military award (including both combat and non-combat awards) in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations. The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration and is presented in the name of the U.S. president for those who have been wounded or killed while engaging the enemy. The valor, or V device, is authorized for an act of direct combat valor or heroism. It also denotes an accomplishment of a heroic nature in direct support of operations against an enemy force. The Army Commendation Ribbon w/V device is awarded for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service, and for actions in direct contact with an enemy force. Col. Miguel Howe, deputy commander of the 7th Special Forces Group, zeroed in on valor in his opening remarks, quoting Gen. George Patton, who said, Wars may be fought with machinery but they are won by men. Howe went on to say on any given day between 300 and 1,300 warriors from the 7th Special Forces were engaged somewhere in world. The 7th have a long and proud history of combating transnational threats of tyranny, terrorism, drug trafcking and insurgency through the conduction of unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and special reconnaissance, direct action and ghting terrorism throughout the globe. The sun never sits on the Red Empire, he added, meaning the threat of worldwide terrorism never rests. In the current conict in Iraq and Afghanistan our soldiers have received the Distinguished Service Cross, 21 Silver Stars, 120 Bronze Stars with valor device, 124 Army Commendation ribbons with valor device, and 208 Purple Hearts. And 38 of our soldiers have made the ultimate sacrice by laying down their lives for this nation. The list is truly impressive, but it only tells a small part of the story about the men of the 7th and their families. Consider Bronze Star recipient and double amputee Capt. William Lyles, who with his wife and children spoke about his horric injury and how it has affected them. He lost both legs above the knee in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby. This has been a life changing experience, but I would like to stay in the Army if I can, Lyles said. Although I realize things are different now, and I am prepared to accept what the future holds for me and my family. If Army is part of it, I accept that, but if not, I accept that as well. This, then, is the voice of the true hero. He does his job without fanfare, accepts the consequences and remains resilient and faithful to the nation that he serves. 7th Special Forces Group recognizes 29 heroes JOHN PARROT Heavy equipment chugs around inside the gutted Alatex Building on a recent afternoon as workers from Peter Brown Construction bury mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in the ground before a new oor slab is poured over them. The 1930s Crestview landmark is being refurbished into the Florida A&M University Rural Diversity Healthcare Center. Construction is on schedule, project managers said, aiming to admit the rst pharmacy students in August 2012. B RIAN H UG HES | News Bulletin ON SCHEDULE Opinion

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ClassifiedsA10| Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 24, 2011 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

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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. We Buy GoldWE PAY THE MOST US GOLD PAWN 700 Beal Pkwy FWB 850-974-2462 3pc entertainment set w/Curio holds 32 “ t.v. $800, ornamental fireplace $150.00, size 18 off-white wedding dress $100 758-1635 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. Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMEBecome a Newspaper Carrier in Northern Okaloosa and Walton Counties. 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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. FWB169 B Eglin Prkwy. Open From 10-6 everyday until ChristmasLeonard’s Antiques30%-50% off Everything!!! Refreshments and Door PrizesText FL90601 to 56654 6513916PUBLIC NOTICENotice is given that Summit Bank, N. A., Panama City, Florida, has entered into an agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to acquire the loans and deposits of the former Premier Community Bank of the Emerald Coast, Crestview, Florida. As of Monday, December 19, 2011, Premier Community Banks two of“ ces located in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach, Florida have become branches of Premier Community Bank, a division of Summit Bank, N.A. Notice is published pursuant to 12 USC 1828 (c). 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 # 130540 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of London Blue Gifts located at 176 Villacrest Drive, in the County of Okaloosa in the City of Crestview, Florida 32536 intends to register the said name with the Division of Coporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crestview, Florida this 19th day of December, 2011. Eun Choi 176 Villacrest Dr Crestview, FL 32536 12/24/11 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 # 130537 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11 DR 5626 Division: WALTER B. STINSON, Petitioner, And ALIA EDITH GARCIA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO:Alia Edith Garcia 919 Edith Boulevard, SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 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 Walter B. Stinson, whose address is c/o Southern Star Immigration, P.A., 184 Eglin Parkway, NE, Suite 7, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 on or before Januray 25, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension 1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 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: 12-14-11 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sherry Johnson Deputy Clerk 12/24/11 12/31/11 1/7/12 1/14/12 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 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 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 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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SP O RTS www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, December 24, 2011 Page 12 Baker celebrates fall athletics successes By Randy Dickson randyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER Thursday, Dec. 15, was a night to celebrate the accomplishments of the fall middle school and high school athletic teams at Baker. The awards night was the rst time all the teams from a particular season have come together for recognition at the same time. Baker School Principal Tom Shipp said several people had input in the decision to bring all the fall teams together and that the school will do it again at the end of the winter and spring. It was kind of a joint decision, Shipp said. We talked about it during the summer, and we talked about the different ways we could do it. We just felt like doing it by season would just give us an opportunity to talk about each student. The Gator football team was recognized for a strong 7-3 season. Dylan Scott was honored for his cross-country performance that helped him win the District 1-1A championship, finish second in the region and 29th in the state. But it was the volleyball team, fresh off a state runner-up season, that grabbed the spotlight. Coach Tomikko Parks was recognized as being the All Sports Association/Northwest Florida Daily News Small School Coach of the Year. Laurie Steele was honored for bringing home the Player of the Year award, as were the rest of the Gators volleyball players that were named first or second team or honorable mention on the AllArea squad. Steele was joined on the small school rst team squad by Katie Wickery and Taylor Morgan. Alex Roy was selected for the second team and Haley Wagner, Jordan Linzy and Kathryn Quigg were named honorable mention. Each member of the volleyball team was given a miniature replica of the teams state runner-up trophy, and the team got to share the love with the fans that supported them throughout the season one last time in 2011. Im super proud of these girls, Parks said. These girls have made this year fun for the entire community. The community got behind them and stayed behind them the entire season. They were behind them from the start, and they backed us the entire year. I am still super proud of them. I cant stop smiling about these girls. Parks said the success of the volleyball team was a tribute to the focus of the players and their single mindedness to work hard and accomplish their goals. Laurie Steele is a ne example in that she had a goal and her goal was to go to state and (accomplish) all these things, Parks said. But she also wanted to be Player of the Year. She set out her senior season, and that was one of her goals, and at the end of the year she was rewarded with that accomplishment. Matt Brunson, Bakers football coach and athletic director, praised the volleyball players for not only the way they conducted themselves on the court, but in the community and at the state tournament as well. Turning to football, Brunson recognized the various statistical leaders on the team. Each of the football seniors was given a shadow box commemorating their senior season as well as their white road jersey. Brunson put on his athletic director hat when summarizing the many Gator fall successes. Our fall sports seasons were unbelievable, he said. Dylan Scott did real well in cross country and won the district and advanced to state. Our girls were the state runner-up (in volleyball), and that is awesome any time you can make the state tournament. Our football team nished up 7-3, and I think these guys laid the ground work for success in the future and Im excited about our athletics. There are just great kids at Baker to work with, and we are looking forward to a great future. Special to the News Bulletin SANDESTIN Shelter House, the domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, presented its inaugural Luminaria Run to End Domestic Violence on Dec. 10. The course was illuminated by more than 2,000 luminarias representing how Shelter House and its community partners light the way to a safer place for victims of domestic violence. More than 260 runners turned out for the race, which included 5K and 9K courses winding throughout Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The fastest male in the 9K race was Erich Lichtfuss of Fort Walton Beach with a time of 40:40.593. The top female on the 9K course was Anna Cothran of Santa Rosa Beach, clocking in at 44:39.308. The 5K was led by David Shearon of Panama City Beach, who came in at 19:09.533. The fastest female in the 5K was Jennifer Talley of Niceville, nishing the run in 26:10.988. When we rst announced this run, people asked why a 9K instead of the standard 10K, said Shelter House Executive Director Michelle Sperzel. We wanted this event to not be a standard run or a standard fundraiser. Its about raising awareness, and the 9K distance serves as a reminder that a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the U.S. The twilight race brought in more than $7,000 and was capped off with a post-race party at Sandestins Baytowne Marina, featuring live entertainment provided by local favorite Cadillac Willy. Runners were kept warm with hot cocoa, apple cider, coffee, jambalaya, smores and more while the awards were presented. Race sponsors for the event were Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Silver Sands Factory Stores, 30A, Think it Wear it Express, Event Planner Beck England, Wagley Creative, Golds Gym, San Gelato Caf, Mrs. Fields, Kilwins, Sysco, Publix and Pleat & Perry, P.A. Because of the events success, the second annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic Violence already has been scheduled for Dec. 8, 2012. For more information on the race or sponsorships, call Shelter House at 243-1201. Baker celebrates night to celebrate the accomplishments of the fall middle school and Photos by RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin Senior members of the Gator football team look at the shadow boxes they received celebrating the 2011 football season. Below, senior football players Cory Harper, left, and Vada Moore, right, celebrate the evening with assistant football coach David Oglesby. Photos SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN The race course was lined with more than 2,000 luminary bags honoring those affected by domestic violence. At left: Some of the events youngest runners, Eliza Scoper, Marlee Tobik and Olivia Scoper (left to right), were dressed in their holiday nest. GATOR PRIDE Shipp said several people had input in the decision to bring all the fall teams together and that the school will do it again at the end of the winter and spring. Shipp said. We talked about it during the summer, and we talked about the different ways we could do it. would just give us an opportunity to talk about each student. ognized for a strong 7-3 season. Dylan Scott was honored for his cross-country performance that helped him win the District 1-1A championship, finish second in the region and 29th in the state. off a state runner-up season, that grabbed the spotlight. nized as being the All Sports Association/Northwest Florida Daily News Small School Coach of the Year. Laurie Steele was honored for bringing home the Player of the Year award, as were the rest of the Gators volleyball players that were named first or second team or honorable mention on the AllArea squad. school rst team squad by Katie Wickery and Taylor Morgan. Alex Roy was selected for the second team and HalScott was honored for his cross-counFrom top, Bakers Volleyball Player of the Year Laurie Steele receives a certi cate from coach Jamie Kerrell during the Fall Sports Awards Night on Dec. 15. Baker football coach and athletic director Matt Brunson talks about some of the accomplishments of the 2011 Gator football team. Members of the Baker volleyball team look at their miniature replica trophies of the Class 1A state runner-up nish this year. Shelter House Luminaria Run results released