Crestview news bulletin
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Title: Crestview news bulletin
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Crestview news
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Publication Date: 11-24-2012
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Saturday, NOVEMBER 24 2012 www.crestviewbulletin.com 50 37th Year, Number 94 Local .................................... A2 Education ............................ A2 Business ............................... A3 Bulletin Board ..................... A5 Classi eds ............................ A8 Sports ................................ A10 TABLE OF CONTENTS Find us at www. facebook.com/ crestviewbulletin Follow us at twitter.com/ cnbulletin TWITTER FACEBOOK A Halifax Media paper read by 10,450 people every week Curious George to visit Valparaiso library Nov. 30, A2 BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS BRACE FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING | A3 By MATTHEW BROWN 682-6524 | @cnbMatthew matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com hursday, many Okaloosa County residents, regardless of their position, gave thanks for lifes blessings, sharing a meal and fellowship with loved ones. But fewer had something unique to be grateful for: doing those things at 100 years old. Nearly 72,000 centenarians were living in the United States in 2010, according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which projected growth to 601,000 by 2050. Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center in Crestview, among other facilities, may be witnessing that upswing, as its unusual to simultaneously have three patients there who are centenarians, or at least 100 years of age, Activities Director Amanda Owens said. Clean living So whats the secret to a long life? Willie Sanford might have the answer at least for him. I have lived a clean life, he said, adding he avoided drinking alcohol and only tried tobacco once. Sanford, nicknamed Paw-Paw by Shoal Creek staffers after he moved here from Baker, often passes through the hallways in his wheelchair, chatting with residents and staff. By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian brianh@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW Area youth between 14 and 20 years old have another option for after-school, weekend and school break activities with Venture Crew 773s revival. An organizational meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Crestviews Fellowship Hall, with regular monthly meetings beginning in January after the holidays. Teen and adult leaders will give an overview of Venturing during the hour-long meeting and pass out registration forms and T-shirts. Venture Crew, a branch of the Boy Scouts, takes young adults beyond tying knots and building camp res. In Venturing, the crew of cer youths are the leaders; the adults are advisers, Boy Scouts of America Unit Commissioner Rae Schwartz said. The crew determines activities, programs and awards. The adults assist the crew in obtaining the skills and other assistance they need to ful ll the crew goals. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Two new county commissioners Nathan Boyles, District 3, right, raising his hand, and Commissioner Kelly Windes, District 5, left were sworn in by Judge Terry Ketchel on Tuesday. The commissioners took their seats on that days Board of County Commissioners meeting. By DUSTY RICKETTS 315-4448 | @DustyRnwfdn dricketts@nwfdailynews.com FORT WALTON BEACH The gift card has become a Christmas season staple. Crestview News Bulletin readers have a chance to buy nearly $150,000 worth of gift certi cates from more than 90 area businesses. The News Bulletin and its sister area newspapers with Halifax Media Group will launch their rst online Emerald Coast Holiday Auction on Nov. 25, featuring gift certi cates from 91 area businesses. Its billed as the Emerald Coasts largest-ever gift certi cate auction. You can view the selections online now before bidding begins. Steve Krammes, the News Bulletins advertising director, came up with the idea and organized similar auctions while working at the Fosters Daily Democrat in Dover, N.H. People love gift certi cates for Christmas presents, and we worked the timing so the bidding will start on Sunday, Nov. 25, just a couple of days after Black Friday and the day before Cyber Monday, he said. Centenarians on the rise, trends indicate WANT TO GO? An organizational meeting for Venture Crew 773 will be held 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Crestviews Fellowship Hall, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd. Those interested must be between 14 and 20 years old and have completed eighth grade. No previous experience in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts is required. Call Troop 773 Assistant Scout Master Kelly Carrico, 612-3970, for more details. Boy Scouts to revive local Venture Crew Crestview co-ed scouting crew serves older teens Growing in age PHOTOS BY MATTHEW BROWN | News Bulletin Amanda Owens, Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Centers activities director, talks with Willie Paw-Paw Sanford, one of three 100-year-old residents at the facility. Below: Ruth Langdon, 99, holds a photo of her and husband Clifford, 100, inset, at her Crestview residence. I know where I am going. ... Ive made it this far and Im going to keep going till the Lord is ready to take me. WILLIE SANFORD 100 YEARS OLD T INSIDE: Grab your pullout guide to the online auction. See BOY SCOUTS A6 Paper launching areas largest gift certificate auction See AUCTION A6 See CENTENARIANS A6 2 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS START WORK BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS BRACE FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING | A3


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We applied for $450,000 each year for four years, and have received approval for the rst year, County Commissioner Don Amunds said. We are trying to seek con rmation on approval for any additional years, however are very excited about the current award. The Okaloosa project has two tasks: Order a detailed, in-depth, scienti c study to estimate species biomass surrounding 100 publicly known arti cial reefs. Develop a web application that incorporates information collected from the rst task. Data collection methods for the study would be scienti cally acceptable with proven eld methods and monitoring objectives, of cials said. Technical equipment would be required, as would highly technical video and software tools to include 3-D visualization, global positioning and more. The projects second task allows local decision makers to manage existing and future reefs, provide key information on socioeconomic bene ts of seafood resources associated with arti cial reefs, help promote recreational shing and diving tourism, and support Okaloosa Countys seafood marketing efforts. Special to the News Bulletin PENSACOLA Curious George, star of the PBS Kids show Curious George, will attend Story Time 10-11 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Valparaiso Community Library. Story Time begins at 10:15 a.m. with Curious George swinging by at 10:30 a.m. Attendees can watch an episode of the Curious George program and participate in other activities. The is a free event. The PBS Kids character visit is part of a new literacy initiative by local public broadcaster WSRE to reach out to children, parents and caregivers to share the resources available through its childrens programming. We will be bringing characters to various area libraries in Northwest Florida each month from now through next summer for story times to encourage a love of reading and learning, said Jeni Huckstep, WSREs educational service coordinator. Additional learning resources for parents, teachers and children are available at www.wsre.org/education. FROM STAFF REPORTS NICEVILLE Information sessions for admission to Northwest Florida State Colleges Collegiate High School on the Niceville campus are 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 13 in room 132 of the Student Services Center. Another is 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Crestview Public Library. The sessions give an overview of the schools program, explanation about the application process and testimonials from current students, as well as the opportunity to meet school personnel and ask questions. The priority application period to return completed admissions packets ends in February. However, interested students should attend an information session and begin the application process now, school representatives said. Packets are available at www.nwfcollegiatehigh.org, from the school, or at all seven college locations. Call 729-4949 for details. The school closes Dec. 19 to Jan. 1 for the holidays and reopens Jan. 2. Students in grades 1012 simultaneously pursue a standard high school diploma and a transferable college degree or transferable college credits at the school. Attendance is free and includes free collegecredit classes, textbooks, transportation, use of a personal laptop computer and access to personal tutoring. Special to the News Bulletin CRESTVIEW Potential candidates, or those who want to learn about the candidate process, may attend Candidate University, a three-hour seminar by the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections of ce. Two Dec. 10 sessions are available. The rst is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the conference rooms third oor of the Water & Sewer Building, 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. The second is 6-9 p.m. on the conference rooms third oor of the Buddy Brackin Building, 302 N. Wilson St., Crestview. FROM STAFF REPORTS NICEVILLE The recent Northwest Florida State College annual Burke Scholars recognition ceremony brought together 2012-13 Kelly and Denny Burke Family Scholarship and Patricia Burke Ackal Nursing Scholarship recipients with their benefactors. At just more than $1 million in value, the Burke family endowment is the second largest scholarship endowment in the colleges history. The endowments earnings provided 23 scholarship awards at $1,000 each for the 2012-13 academic year. The Burke family started the rst scholarship fund in 1993 with an initial gift of $60,000. 2012-13 Burke Scholars include Danika Almaguer of Hurlburt Field; Johnny Almaguer of Hurlburt Field; Jenny Armstrong of Destin; Shelby Fike of Mary Esther; Anna Kiss of Fort Walton; Rebecca McNamara of Niceville; Jennifer Muscato of Mary Esther; Matthew North of Eglin AFB; Matthew Palmer of Fort Walton; and Mary Swisher of Fort Walton Beach. 2012-13 Patricia Burke Ackal Scholars include Dorothy Alaniz of Shalimar; Amber Crouch of Fort Walton; Tabitha Funk of Fort Walton; Joana Marry Hiltl of Navarre; Rose Leno of Crestview; Linda Moore of Fort Walton; Tyra Ricci of Miramar Beach; Steven Santee of Fort Walton; Tanya Simon of Crestview; Brittney Sims of Fort Walton; and Laura Van Epps of Niceville. The family scholarship funds primarily nontraditional students, with military members and their spouses being preferred recipients. A second fund, the Patricia Burke Ackal Nursing Scholarship, honors the memory of Burkes daughter, who died at 49 after ghting a long battle against cancer, and assists students in the colleges Nursing program. FROM STAFF REPORTS DESTIN Children in Crisis reported netting $800 for its Grand and Exotic Car Show and Rally fundraiser Oct. 25-27 in Sandestin. The Fort Walton Beach-based nonpro t provides homes for abused and abandoned children in northwest Florida. Hundreds of community car enthusiasts and trendsetters attended the show. Event organizers attributed its success to the planning committee and event coordinators, Frank Berte, Motorfest Magazines editor in chief, and the Alabama Charlie Business Development. Tommy Bahama Restaurant hosted a VIP dinner to kick off the event bene ting CIC. Thanks to everyones great support, the event raised critical funds to care for the children of our Childrens Neighborhood. Every effort was made to give the attendees a wonderful car show with an elegant touch, Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO said. NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Collegiate High School students Leah Lunderman and Alexis Miller, of Crestview, Kristin McDaniel and Ryan Rasins, of Niceville, Krystin Moore of Freeport and Hunter Young of Crestview celebrate the schools recent top ranking at Northwest Florida State College. Collegiate High School information sessions begin Dec. 3 Quick Facts The Collegiate High School was the top scoring A high school in Florida in 2012 for the third time in the schools 11-year history, as graded by the Florida Department of Education. Each year, the school scores in the top one-half of 1 percent in the Florida Accountability System. Students, benefactors of Burke Scholars program recognized Candidate University set for Dec. 10 Okaloosa County to receive $450,000 SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Ken Hair, left, and Natalie Rodriguez, Children in Crisis representatives, accept an $800 check donation from Frank Berte, Motorfest Magazines editor in chief, Nov. 13 at the Children in Crisis of ce in Fort Walton Beach. Motorfest Magazine Car Show helps Children in Crisis Curious George to visit Valparaiso Community Library


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In past years, big box stores like Bealls Outlet, Big Lots, Lowes and Wal-Mart have augmented their workforces with temporary workers. Weve hired a good number of temporary associates, Wal-Mart assistant manager Brenda Thompson said Tuesday. Typical temporary workers include college students, single parents and folks just looking to make extra money for holiday expenses, she said. However, some stores make do with current employees. Tractor Supply Co. manager Pat Harper said his store didnt hire seasonal workers this year, despite having sales speci cally for Thanksgiving weekend. The Crestview Big Lots had its temporary help in place early in November, an unidenti ed employee said. By Thanksgiving week, the store was staffed and ready to face the busy holiday season, she said. We always bring in temps this time of year, the employee said. Dif culty accounting holiday positions Counting the number of holiday jobs available is dif cult because most stores handle their own hiring, advertising temporary seasonal positions on their websites, said Anne Shef eld, the Crestview JobsPlus of ces business representative. Some of the employers will go through temp agencies as well. And they have a lot of walk-ins, Shef eld said. While JobsPlus doesnt track the number of holiday jobs added to the employment rolls, Shef eld said the total is signi cant, but primarily centers on Okaloosa Countys south end. Actually, in the north end of the county, I havent heard too much from the stores, she said. In the south end, with the factory outlets and the mall in Mary Esther, (they really) beef up their staff. However, Lowes has used JobsPlus services by putting a link to its websites employment listings at the local job placement of ce, Shef eld said. By MATTHEW BROWN 682-6524 | @cnbMatthew matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW With Cyber Monday on Nov. 26 and Black Friday in the past, the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Local retailers have hired extra help to deal with increased numbers of shoppers, anticipating and hoping for blowout business. Sabrina Hare, store manager of Bealls Outlet Store, hired four employees for seasonal help. However, after seeing how well they have worked out, Hare wants them to stay after the holidays. We have a great staff here, so it will be nice to have some help on hand, to help everyone (in our store) relax. Hare said. Hare said she expects this holiday season to bring in more sales. Sales have been trending up so far and corporate seems to think we will do better than last year, she said. Barbara Morris hopes her business, Old Time Antiques & Flea Market, will fare just as well. Last year, we had our best Christmas. I hope this year will be better, Morris said. We have had a lot people move to the area recently, thanks to the military groups like the 7th Special Forces. Though retailers have prepared speci cally for an uptick in November and December foot traf c, some consumers like Jeanette Johnson of Baker work on their holiday shopping all year long. I think I got started (Christmas) shopping around October of this year, Johnson said, adding she buys gifts for each member in her family, including eight grandchildren and one great grandchild and close friends. Even with a long shopping list, Black Friday bargains were not enticing enough to draw Johnson out to shop. Its just too crowded for me, she said. When I shop, I like to take my time and look around. Joyce and James King of DeFuniak Springs were buying presents for 11 grandchildren. We are still waiting on some of our grandchildren to give us their Christmas wish list, but some have already given us some ideas, like certain video games they want, Joyce King said. We have got started, but we still have a ways to go, James King said. Christmas season brings seasonal jobs PHOTOS BY MATTHEW BROWN | News Bulletin Left: Jeanette Johnson of Baker loads Christmas presents into the back of her vehicle. Johnson said she has started her holiday shopping, but hasnt put a dent in her Christmas list. Right: Victoria, left, and Carol Clark, center, wait while Barbara Morris completes their order of a Christmas gift for a family member at Old Time Antiques and Flea Market. Residents, businesses prepare for holiday rush SABRINA HARE


Ya gotta love singing and dancing nuns especially when theyre the Little Sisters of Hoboken. Ive had a thing for them ever since my pal Dan and I bought tickets to see the original Nunsense from a man hawking his while we waited in the TKTS line in Times Square. Understandably, the Theatre Development Fund folks who run TKTS warn you not to buy tickets from anyone but them but this time, we hit the jackpot. By the time we left the Douglas Fairbanks, our jaws hurt from laughing and my side hurt from when I slid out of my seat while howling during one hysterical scene. (It was the Act I closer when Mother Superior accidentally gets stoned.) But we were hooked. As the shows tagline reads, Nunsense is habit-forming. Such is the humor awaiting you Nov. 29 when Cindy Williams, of Laverne & Shirley TV fame, stars as Mother Superior in the touring production of Nunset Boulevard coming to Northwest Florida State Colleges Mattie Kelly Arts Center. She joins a long and distinguished cast who have performed the character, including Kaye Ballard, Rue McClanahan, Sally Struthers, Phyllis Diller, Honor Blackman and Edie Adams. Nunsense, Dan Goggins loving homage to his Catholic formative years that was begun as a greeting cards line, has grown into a substantial franchise. He followed with Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical and four more installments. He even oversaw a special New Orleans production of Nunsense, restaged with actors in drag, called Nunsense A-men. The original show, translated into more than 20 languages, has been produced more than 8,000 times around the world. It was the second-longest running off-Broadway production in history, surpassed only by The Fantastiks. The latest incarnation, Nunset Boulevard, a tender poke at Sunset Boulevard, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webbers stage musical of Billy Wilders classic piece of 1950 lm noir, nds the Little Sisters of Hoboken in California. They are thrilled by an invitation to perform at the Hollywood Bowl until they arrive and realize they are actually booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama a bowling alley with a cabaret lounge and not the famed outdoor amphitheater they envisioned. New songs include Hello Hollywood, The Bowling Ball Blues and The Flickers. Theres nothing terribly cerebral about any production in the Nunsense franchise, and thats most of the fun. Sometimes theatergoers just want to be entertained. And theres nothing more engaging than singing and dancing nuns. MAIN OFFICE 1301 Industrial Drive Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-5111 DOWNTOWN OFFICE 385 N Spring St. Crestview, FL 32536 850-682-5112 SOUTHSIDE OFFICE 2541 S. Hwy 85 Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-3111 www.fnbcrestview.com As we welcome another Thanksgiving season, we wish you and yours all the trimmings of a wonderful holiday, complete with our best wishes and heartfelt gratitude. 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CIRCULATION ASSISTANT dawnb@crestviewbulletin.com A DVERTISING I NFORMATION AD CONSULTANT dianab@crestviewbulletin.com AD CONSULTANT melissa@crestviewbulletin.com MEDIA CONSULTANT sherries@crestviewbulletin.com E DITORIAL REPORTER ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR brianh@crestviewbulletin.com REPORTER matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com SPORTS EDITOR randyd@crestviewbulletin.com news@crestviewbulletin.com In County 13 weeks ...........................$9.45 26 weeks .........................$17.85 52 weeks .........................$32.76 Out of County 13 weeks .........................$14.70 26 weeks .........................$23.10 52 weeks .........................$38.01 SUBSCRIPTION RATES REVIEW More Nunsense coming Nunset Boulevard runs Nov. 29 at NWFSC BRIAN HUGHES Arts & Entertainment Editor SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN The Little Sisters of Hoboken are at it again this time, at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama in Nunset Boulevard, running Nov. 29 at Northwest Florida State College. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Is Tinseltown ready for the Little Sisters of Hoboken? Find out when Nunset Boulevard comes to Northwest Florida State College. NUNSET BOULEVARD Tickets to Nunset Boulevard showing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Northwest Florida State Colleges Mattie Kelly Arts Center cost $35 each. Group discounts are available. Tickets are available from the box of ce by phone, online or in person. Contact 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.


ADVENTURE CLUB: 10 a.m. Nov. 24: bike ride in Niceville. Meet at Guiseppis Marina and Wharf on Bayshore Drive. Lunch at a nearby restaurant. Details: Jim Bayes, 897-6756. 10 a.m. Nov. 28: bike ride in Holley-by-the-Sea/ Hidden Creek subdivision. Meet at the Hidden Creek Golf Course. Bring a picnic lunch. Details: Bobbi, 499-4404. 3 p.m. Nov. 29: bike ride in Destin. Meet at Taylor-Clements Park on Calhoun Ave. Supper at a nearby restaurant. Details: Bruce and Pat, 301-9452. 10 a.m. Dec. 1: bike ride on Pensacola Beach out to Fort Pickens. Meet at the last public parking area on Fort Pickens Road, before entering the Gulf Islands National Seashore area. Lunch at a nearby restaurant. Details: Elise, 736-3909. FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. Nov. 27: Monthly meeting at Eds Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville. Details: 654-1172. NICEVILLE GARDEN CLUB : 6 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Niceville Library. Plants available for sharing. Nov. 27 meet includes silent auction, plant sale and raffle. CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Dec. 1: bird walk in Niceville/Valparaiso. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Badcock Furniture, Niceville. Call Walt, 582-7064, for details. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Room 132 of the Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Christmas Bird Count info and monthly meeting with local ornithologist Alan Knothe. Call Walt Spence, 582-7064, for details. 6 p.m. Dec. 8: Christmas party, Eds Restaurant, Palm Plaza, Niceville. Call Margaret Benner, 678-6665, to make reservations. CRESTVIEW GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT GROUP : first Mondays. Contact Sharon, 689-3242 or snbuttrfly@cox.net for details. CRESTVIEW DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB : first Mondays, except for September. Call 683-0839 or 682-3639 for details. FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS : 7 p.m., second and fourth Mondays, Mt. Ewell Lodge 131, U.S. Highway 198, Baker. THE OKALOOSA COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN: fourth Mondays. Email info@ occsw.org for details. SENIORS VS. CRIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, except holidays, at 296 S. Ferdon Blvd., Suite 8, Crestview. Call 306-3176 to report a scam. Email okaloosacountysvc@ yahoo.com for details. CARVER-HILL MEMORIAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY : 5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Allen Park, Crestview. CRESTVIEW TOASTMASTERS : 6-7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Room 6 at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Crestview. Club members practice speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Call Clara Dunham, 803-4488, for details. NORTH OKALOOSA PATRIOTS : 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, 150 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Crestview. See www. panhandlepatriots.com for details. KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Crestview Public Library. Email Rae Schwartz, bakerny@ yahoo.com for details. MOUNTAIN DULCIMER GROUP : 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Crestview. Listen or play; beginners welcome. Call 682-3165 for details. CONCERNED CITIZENS OF CRESTVIEW : 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Allen Park, Crestview. CRESTVIEW EXCHANGE CLUB : second and fourth Thursdays, Covenant Hospice, Crestview. Call Sharlene Cox, 682-6824, for details. FLYING NEEDLES QUILT GUILD : 9:30 a.m. second Thursdays at Niceville Church of Christ. Visitors and quilters are welcome. NORTH OKALOOSA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB : 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Dorcas Fire Station No. 42 on Deer Creek Road. Call 537-9456 for details. DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, PENSACOLA CHAPTER 298: 1:30 p.m. second Thursdays. For members in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Call Glenda Manis, 678-7318 or 9027049, for details. Gatherings listings help our readers find clubs or organizations that match their interests, and help clubs find new members. Email items or updates to news@crestviewbulletin. com Publication is free. 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TO 5 P.M. 484 North Wilson Street, Crestview ( 850 ) 682-1022 8322233 ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF MEDICAL SERVICES TO ALL PATIENTS AT THE CRESTVIEW HEART CLINIC D R J OSEPH S HALIT Expanded Services Will Include Following And More: Obesity Gastrointestinal Problems Diarrhea Constipation Arthritis Migraines/Headaches Urinary Infections Sexually Transmitted Diseases All Heart Problems High Blood Pressure Skin Rash Fever/Cold Allergies Respiratory Problems Diabetes Sleep Problems New Patients Welcome | Most Insurance Accepted A AN M M C C Ex pa nd ed S er vi ce s Wi ANNOUNCEMENTS CHRISTMAS PARADE ENTRIES: The Crestview Christmas parade is Dec. 1 on Main Street. Applications accepted through Nov. 28 at www. mainstreetcrestview.org. Visit the site for details. AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: available throughout November, with good drivers ages 55 and up earning Florida auto insurance premium deductions. Any licensed driver may take the course. Call 729-3468 for details. COATS FOR KIDS: Eglin Chapel is collecting new or slightly worn coats for children through Dec. 5 for United Way. Deposit them in the boxes provided at each chapel location. Call Sherry Flater, 882-7303, for details. BAKER AREA GIRL SCOUTS is recruiting secondto fthgrade girls, Brownies and Juniors. Call 525-9265 or email GSTroop639@gmail. com for details. UPCOMING HONORS CELEBRATION: for Okaloosa Countys new leaders, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 27 at The Black Pearl, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Cost is $40 per person. Call 2448191 by Nov. 21 to RSVP. For Ben Anderson, tax collector; Michael Beedie, city manager, Fort Walton Beach; Nathan Boyles, county commissioner District 3; Wayne Harris, county commissioner, District 1; Mary Beth Jackson, superintendent of schools; Dan OByrne, TDC director; and Kelly Windes, county commissioner, District 5. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Eglin West Gate Chapel. Call 882-2111 for details. SUPERFOODS WORKSHOPS: 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Food Depot, Niceville, and 6:15 p.m. Dec. 10 at 705 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Dec. 1 focuses on purchasing healthy foods. Dec. 10 is on preparing them. Attendance is free. Call 678-8048 to register. REGINA SHEPPARD FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Nov. 24, Chill yogurt shop, 2218 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. Twenty percent of purchase goes toward kidney transplant fund. (See the News Bulletins Facebook page for a printable coupon you must present at Chill if you participate.) KIA DRIVE FOR LIFE BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at 2400 S. Ferdon Blvd., Suite B, Crestview. Donors get a $5 Walmart gift card, and a Kia T-shirt. All donors are eligible to win a 2012 Kia Soul from Kia Autosport. LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12: Laurel Hill School. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14: Crestview High School. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19: North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview. 12-6 p.m. Dec. 20: Walmart, Crestview. All donors will receive a gift card. 3-8 p.m. Dec. 31: Marquis Cinema 10, Crestview. All donors will receive a movie ticket. CRESTVIEW SOUP KITCHEN serves Mondays through Saturdays. Call the following numbers to volunteer at Central Baptist Church, 682-5525; Our Savior Lutheran Church, 682-3154; LifePoint Church, 682-3518; Community of Christ, 682-7474; First Presbyterian Church, 682-2835; or First United Methodist Church, 682-2018. ENERGY ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Tri-County Community Council, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview. Call 306-1134 for details. COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS : rst Tuesdays, room four in the Religious Education Building, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville. Support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced a childs death. Call Diane Kingsley, 398-8403, for details. BAKER SOUP KITCHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, from Shady Grove Assembly of God. Call 5372744 for details. WEIGHT WATCHERS : 5 p.m. Thursdays, Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 424 Garden St., Crestview. VA SUICIDE HOTLINE: 800-273TALK (8255). WOMEN AND FAMILY INTERVENTION SERVICES AND EDUCATION : a Crestviewbased Community Drug and Alcohol Council program that helps pregnant women with substance abuse. Call 6894024 for details. CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE: Eligible low-income families can receive nancial assistance through the Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Call 833-9330 or 833-9333 for details. FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING: By appointment, Crestview Public Library and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Crestview. Call 306-2240 or 1-866-531-8011 for details. ONE-ON-ONE BEGINNING COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING FOR SENIORS : Call 682-4432 to schedule one-hour appointments at the Crestview Public Library. A library card is required. Helping Hands shows how you can help or receive help from local nonpro t or service organizations. Email items or updates to news@ crestviewbulletin.com Publication is free. COUNTY THE OKALOOSA COUNTY COMMISSION meets the rst and third Tuesdays, alternating between the county courthouse in Crestview and the Fort Walton Beach Water and Sewer Building. Morning meetings at 8:30 a.m.; evening meetings at 6 p.m. Some commissioners will attend the following meetings in November: Nov. 28-30: Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference Nov. 28: Gulf Consortium of Gulf Coast Counties Additionally, Commissioner Dave Parisot sits on Gov. Rick Scotts Oil Spill Commission; there may be other commissioners present at one of its meetings. LAW LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: 9 a.m. Dec. 5 in the law library, Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension, 1940 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. OKALOOSA COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE : 3 p.m. rst Wednesdays, alternating between the Crestview Public Works conference room, 1759 S. Ferdon Blvd., and the Fort Walton Beach Water & Sewer Buildings thirdoor conference room, 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd. OKALOOSAWALTON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION : 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive. To con rm date and location, call 1800-226-8914 ext. 231. CITY/TOWN CRESTVIEW LOCAL PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS: 6 p.m. Nov. 27 at City Hall on Wilson Street. The agenda includes reviewing the application for site construction, elevations and oor plans for Bolton Of ce Complex on .21 acres at 246 E. Cobb Ave. Requested by Ray Bolton, property owner. HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD : 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at City Hall, Wilson St., Crestview. BLACKMAN FIRE DISTRICT BOARD : 7 p.m. rst Mondays, 1850 U.S. Highway 2, Baker. CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL : 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Crestview City Hall. LAUREL HILL CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. rst Tuesdays, City Hall. MILLIGAN WATER SYSTEM BOARD : 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, 5340 U.S. Highway 4. Annual meeting is the second Tuesday of July. BAKER FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION : 7 p.m. rst Thursdays, Baker Area Public Safety Building. DORCAS FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS : 7 p.m. rst Thursdays, 5232 Deer Springs Drive, Crestview, off Highway 90. ALMARANTE VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT : second Thursdays, TBA, re station. HOLT FIRE DEPARTMENT : 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, re station. HOLT FIRE DISTRICT COMMISSION : 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, 490 W. U.S. Highway 90. NORTH OKALOOSA FIRE DISTRICT : 7 p.m. third Thursdays, re station 83, 5241 U.S. Highway 4, Milligan. LAUREL HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT : 7 p.m., second Friday, in the re department of ce in Laurel Hill City Hall. www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, November 24, 2012 Page A5 GATHERINGS ANNOUNCEMENTS WHATS HAPPENING SHEPPARD HELPING HANDS COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS BULLETIN BOARD


Local A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, November 24, 2012 2085205 FILE PHOTO | News Bulletin Original Crestview Venture Crew 773 members and former crew adviser LauraJo Hust, second from right, met during spring break 2009 with retired forester John McMahon, left, and Boy Scout area commissioner Rae Schwartz, center, to discuss organizing programs at Crestviews McMahon Environmental Center. BOY SCOUTS from page A1 AUCTION from page A1 Local businesses have pledged a combined $148,453 in gift certi cates for the auction, which will launch online at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 25. Bidding will end at 8 p.m. Dec. 2. The minimum bid for each gift certi cate will start at 50 percent of its actual value. Go to www.crestviewbulletin.com and click on the auction banner to register and begin bidding. Krammes said the program is designed to promote local businesses while minimizing the cost to them. The News Bulletin already has started promoting the businesses participating in the auction, and has inserted a special section on the program in todays edition. Regardless of how much the gift certi cate sells for in the auction as long as it does sell the News Bulletin will provide the business the gift certi cates full retail value in advertising credit while keeping the revenue from the actual auction. Ive always thought of it as a win-winwin for the retailers, the customers and our company, Krammes said. The revived crew, attached to Troop 773 under Assistant Scout Master Kelly Carrico, is chartered to First Presbyterian Church of Crestview and theyre recruiting now, Carrico said. In the next couple (of) months, we want to introduce (Venturers) to rock climbing. We have a wall. Not long after that, we want to do a trek ride. Were going to introduce them to horses, Carrico said. In the past, Crew 773 members learned to pistol shoot, Schwartz said. Even the Boy Scouts cant do that! They have also gone to Winterfest in Gatlinburg (Tenn.), the annual Jamboree for Venturers and Explorers, twice. The girls in the crew learned scout skills and competed in Boy Scout Camporees; they even ran one. Community service In addition to outdoor and indoor adventure activities, Crestviews Venture Crew in the past decided to do community service projects. Service was important to them, so they were active in Relay for Life, the Walk for Autism, and worked at Cub Scout Day Camp, Schwartz said. Crew members graduated with many more service hours than required for any scholarship. Though the teens decide the crews direction and activities, Schwartz assures parents that responsible adults are always present as advisers. As in all other BSA (Boy Scouts of America) programs, adults are background checked, and must complete youth protection training before working with a crew, she said. In addition to the basic youth protection training, there is also specialized Venture Crew youth protection training, speci cally directing the issues of teen development and coed crews. He is very socialable, she said. He attends almost all of the activities we have here. I feel very good, Sanford, who is 95 percent independent, said. When he isnt involved with church activities like listening to gospel music, he spends most of his time reading his Bible. In fact, faith is a driving force in his life, he said. I know where I am going. ... Ive made it this far and Im going to keep going till the Lord is ready to take me, Sanford said. Until that day, Sanford has support from his ve children, including Melba Shue, his eldest daughter who regularly checks on him and brings clean clothes. Marital bliss Clifford Langdon, who has Alzheimers disease and hearing loss, saw his 77 th wedding anniversary earlier this year. His wife, Ruth, 99 who can still stay by herself with son Bob and daughter Joan Hollmann as caregivers credited mutual respect and understanding for a successful marriage. You really have to love and appreciate each other, she said, adding that communication is key. Clifford would often consult with her on business decisions when he was running a chain in grocery stores in Indiana, she said, adding, We always talked things over. Even if we didnt agree, we always found a solution. A healthy diet probably aided Ruths own longevity, she said, adding her meals always include fruits and vegetables. Another tip is keeping your mind preoccupied, said Ruth, whose 100 th birthday is next August. If you keep (your mind) active, you dont have to worry about the unnecessary things, she said, referring to her hobbies of knitting, crocheting and reading books, including her Bible. CENTENARIANS from page A1 Special to the News Bulletin DESTIN Larry Sassano has been named interim president of Floridas Great Northwest, the 16-county regional economic development organization for Northwest Florida. Sassano, formerly the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council president, will begin his new position on Dec. 1. We are privileged to have someone of Larrys caliber as our president, John Hutchinson, the FGN board of directors chairman, said. His experience and expertise will be a huge bene t for moving economic development forward. His dedication and integrity make him the ideal candidate for this job. Sassano has 31 years of experience in economic development in Florida, including 13 years with the state as a supervisor for the Bureau of Industry Development. He and his brothers owned mens clothing stores in Ohio and Florida. FGN whose members include educational institutions, private businesses and economic development organizations across the Panhandle has undergone several changes because of grant programs ending and private sector donations lagging in a recessed economy, Sassano said. Floridas Great Northwest in the past several years has administered two federal grants totaling more than $16 million, which has gone to area businesses, workforce boards and economic development recruitment efforts. The grants were of great bene t to the region, but they have ended, Sassano said. And even though it has been dif cult for the private business sector to make up the difference, the changes we are making will not make us less effective only more ef cient. Hutchinson said the organization would spend $200,000 in 2013 to market Northwest Florida to targeted prospects particularly in the aerospace industry. He noted that local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations would coordinate the marketing programs. We will focus our efforts and resources on bottom line economic development rather than on overhead and organizational costs, Hutchinson said. We will be lean and keen. Other changes include staff reductions (from ve people to two) and moving the organization from Sandestin to the Northwest Florida State College campus in Niceville. FGN hopes to increase private contributions going forward. We hope businesses realize that making an investment in Floridas Great Northwest is making an investment in the future of the region and the future of their enterprise, Sassano said. Great Northwest interim president to start Economic organizations changes include staff reduction, move to Niceville FLORIDAS GREAT NORTHWEST Floridas Great Northwest is the regional economic development organization representing Okaloosa, Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Leon, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton and Washington counties in the Florida Panhandle. The organization plans to spend $200,000 in 2013 to market Northwest Florida to targeted prospects, namely the aerospace industry. Minnie Louise Callahan, 92, of Crestview, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 2012. She was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Greenville, Ala. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Callahan, and granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Callahan. Minnie is survived by her sister, Olean Larson of Crestview; son, Eddie W. Callahan of Pensacola; daughterin-law, Carol B. Callahan of Crestview; three grandchildren, Joshua Sheets of Rhode Island, Carie Gurley of Pensacola and Ashley Callahan of Alabama; four great-grandchildren, Emily and Bethany Gurley of Pensacola, Jasper and Lola Sheets of Rhode Island; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Crestview Memorial with Brother Joel Davis of ciating. A time of visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Committal services followed at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. daviswatkins.com. Arrangements and services were under the direction of Davis-Watkins Crestview Memorial. OBITUARY OBITUARIES The News Bulletin publishes north Okaloosa County residents and former residents obituaries for $45 including a photo. Family members should write the obituaries and mortuaries should submit them to the newspaper for con rmation. Call 682-6524 or email news@crestviewbulletin.com for more information. Minnie Louise Callahan




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No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964Legal # 160518 NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO: Troy A. Beshears Case No: 201102307 A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 160519 NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO: John S. Sheffield, Jr. Case No: 201201674 A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 160533 Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 713.585 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy labor and storage charges. 2002 Chevrolet 1GNEK13Z42R324705 Total Lien: $702.56 Sale Date:12/11/2012 Location: Moefix, LLC dba Moe’s Auto Repair 709 Tyner Street Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-301-9222 Pursuant to F.S. 713.585 the cash amount per vehicle would be sufficient to redeem that vehicle from the lienor. Any interested party has a right to a hearing prior to the sale by filing a demand for the hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Okaloosa and mailing copies of the same to all owners and lienors. The owner/lienholder has a right to recover possession of the vehicle by posting bond pursuant to F.S. 559.917 and if sold any proceeds remaining from the sale will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for disposition. 11/24/2012 Legal # 160517 NOTICE OF SUSPENSION TO: Rey F. Ruiz Case No: 201205325 A Notice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 160526 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2010 CA 002796 S U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (SUCCESSOR TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION), AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2007-1 MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2007-1, PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBERT D. CARRIER; QUAIL RUN TOWNHOMES ONWERS ASSOCIATION INC; DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 2 day of Nov, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010 CA 002796 S, of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit in and for Okaloosa County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okaloosa County Courthouse, 1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, or on the website: www.okaloosa.realforeclose.c om at 11 A.M. on the 13 day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 50, QUAIL RUN TOWNHOMES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 22, PAGE 20, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 1014 AIRPORT ROAD 150, DESTIN, FL 32541 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 PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT: COURT ADMINISTRATION, ADA LIAISON, OKALOOSA COUNTY, 1940 LEWIS TUNER BOULEVARD, FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA 32547, PHONE (850) 609-4700 FAX (850) 652-7725, ADA.OKALOOSA@FLCOUR TS1.GOV 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 Nov, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Vicki Jackson Deputy Clerk Copies furnished to all parties listed below. ABLITT|SCOFIELD, P.C. CAN GUNER, ESQ. (ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF) THE BLACKSTONE BUILDING 100 SOUTH DIXIE HWY, STE 200 WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401 PRIMARY EMAIL: PLEADINGS@ACDLAW.C OM SECONDARY EMAIL: JOHN.GUNER@ACDLAW.COM ROBERT D. CARRIER 1014 AIRPORT ROAD 150 DESTIN, FL 32541 BECKER & POLIAKOFF, P.A. JOHN P. TOWNSEND, ESQ. (ATTORNEY FOR QUAIL RUN TOWNHOMES ONWERS ASSOCIATION INC.) 348 MIRACLE STRIP PARKWAY SW PARADISE VILLAGE, SUITE 7 FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 EMAIL: JTOWNSEND@BECKERPOLIAKOFF.COM UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION 1014 AIRPORT ROAD 150 DESTIN, FL 32541 11/24/2012 12/01/2012 Legal # 160515 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46 2012 CA 003466 F DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs RALPH WAYNE SHIPE A/K/A RALPH W. SHIPE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RALPH WAYNE SHIPE A/K/A RALPH W. SHIPE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 332 ILLINOIS AVENUE VALPARAISO, FL 32580-1041 CURRENT ADDRESS: 332 ILLINOIS AVENUE VALPARAISO, FL 32580-1041 JENNIFER J. SHIPE A/K/A JENNIFER SHIPE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 332 ILLINOIS AVENUE VALPARAISO, FL 32580-1041 CURRENT ADDRESS: 332 ILLINOIS AVENUE VALPARAISO, FL 32580-1041 ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWNADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property inOKALOOSA County, Florida: LOT 25, BLOCK 7, PLAT NO.7 OF VALPARAISO, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, within 30 days of the date of the first publication, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in theCrestview News Bulletin. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 5th day of Nov, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Court By: Edna Hoke As Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12010598 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with 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 Court Administration, ADA Liaison, Okaloosa County, 1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, Phone (850)609-4700 Fax (850)651-7725, ADA.Okaloosa@flcourts1.gov 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. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 Legal # 160512 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-CP-1127 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES SHERMAN JENKINS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Sherman Jenkins, deceased, whose date of death was September 24, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 James Lee Blvd East, 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 THE TIME 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 CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 17, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: Tracy O. Strom Attorney for Stephen D. Jenkins Florida Bar Number: 0907420 204 Buck Drive NE Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548 Telephone: (850) 243-5451 Fax: (850) 244-9554 Personal Representative: Stephen D. Jenkins 21 -3rd Street Shalimar, Florida 32579 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 Legal # 160516 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO: Carlos A. Cuebas, Case No: 201201298 An Administrative Complaint to revoke your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 160514 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 46-2012-CA-003341F GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff vs. DEBORAH A. DOLITTLE, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBORAH A. DOLITTLE 154 SCOTTWOOD DRIVE FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 THOMAS RENTZ 154 SCOTTWOOD DRIVE FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32548 LISA J. DOOLITTLE 298 5TH ST NW BABERTON, OH 44203 LISA J. DOOLITTLE 1937 NEWTON STREET AKRON, OH 44301 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Okaloosa County, Florida: LOT 17 OF SCOTTWOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE (S) 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 and file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice in the CRESTVIEW NEWS BULLETIN otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 6 day of November, 2012. As Clerk of said Court By: Beth McDonald As Deputy Clerk Copy furnished to: A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at the last known address. IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court’s disability coordinator at COURT ADMINISTRATION, ADA LIAISON OKALOOSA COUNTY, 1940 LEWIS TURNER BOULEVARD, FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32547, 8506094700. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012 Legal # 160511 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASE NO.: 2010 CA003092 C CITIMORTGAGE INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM J. LEAF A/K/AWILLIAM JAMIE LEAF, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated August30, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010 CA003092 C of the Circuit Court of the FIRSTJudicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSACOUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC., is Plaintiff, and WILLIAM J. LEAF A/K/AWILLIAM JAMIE LEAF, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at www.okaloosa.realforeclose.c om, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 29th day of November, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 3, Block C, Iron Gate Subdivision Phase I, being a portion of Section 21, Township 3 North, Range 23 West, Okaloosa County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 22, Pages 80-81, of the Public Records of said County. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the us pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Crestview, OKALOOSACOUNTY, Florida, this 5 day of Sept, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Vicki Jackson As Deputy Clerk Phelan Hallinan PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 PH # 16121 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, ADALiaison, Okaloosa County, 1940 Lewis Tuner Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547, Phone (850) 609-4700 Fax (850) 652-7725, ADA.Okaloosa@flcourts1.gov 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. 11/17/2012 11/24/2012


SPORTS www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, November 24, 2012 A Page 10 Section Special to the News Bulletin JASPER, TEXAS Laurel Hill angler Michael Smith came up just short of winning the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series 2012 National Championship co-angler division. The Nov. 7-10 event was at Lake Sam Rayburn in Texas. Smith was the co-angler divisions defending champion, having won the 2011 event at Lake Santee-Cooper in South Carolina. During the event, he caught 12 bass weighing in at a total of 29.61 pounds and won $7,500 and a plaque. Fishing for the rst time in Texas, Smith used a variety of shing tactics to put four consecutive three-bass daily division limits into the boat. Smith caught 6.63 pounds of bass on day one using a swimming paddle-tail worm with a 3/16-ounce Elite Tungsten weight in deeper hydrilla in 5 to 8 feet of water. Days two and three, he threw a Carolina-rigged black grape Nasty Baits nesse worm in 20 feet of water to bring in 5.86 pounds and 8.30 pounds, respectively. It moved him to fourth place by the third days end. Smith punched matted vegetation with a 1 -ounce Elite Tungsten ipping weight with a black-and-blue Nasty Kodiak Craw. It brought him his largest sh, ending the day with a sack of 8.82 pounds on day four. Smith was the docks co-angler division leader with three co-anglers left to weigh in. Richard Michaiski, the last co-angler to weigh in, overtook Smith to take the title. The tournament at the 114,400acre Lake Sam Rayburn featured 170 co-anglers from across the United States and provided weekend anglers a professionally operated competitive tour. Smith is the son of Hinton and Barbara Smith, who attended the tournament in Texas. By RANDY DICKSON 682-6524 | @BigRandle randyd@crestviewbulletin.com LAUREL HILL Veteran Laurel Hill boys basketball coach Kent Zessin will have his hands full this year with one of the youngest Hobo teams in recent memory. This is one of the youngest teams Ive had, Zessin said. There were a couple of years in 2003 and 2005 that I only had one senior, but this year I have three. I actually am only returning three players that have any kind of game experience. The three Hobo seniors are Garrett Alford, Tommy Calloway and Matt Lewellyn. Calloway is the lone one of the three whos seen real playing time. Lane Strickland and Tamaria Calloway, Tommys brother, are the other two players with signi cant game experience. Zessin has been around long enough to know that having a young team doesnt necessarily mean it will be a rough season. We had some pretty good years, those years we had just one senior, he said. One year, I think we ended 29-2. And I think Brads (Reese, now playing professionally in Europe) junior year we were 254 or something like that. Of course, having Brad helped us a bunch. Its just like any other year, he said. You want to make sure the fundamentals are taught and being done correctly, because thats your future. The sooner you get that foundation built, the sooner you can start doing more things. These guys have got a pretty good foundation as far as fundamentals. Improving those fundamentals each day we come out and work is the key. Zessin said he has been impressed by how much the younger players have learned things as he has installed the offense and defense. Im pleasantly surprised how they pick things up quickly as far as the scheme and run offensive plays and those kind of things, Zessin said. I thought it might be a little too complex for them, but so far they have been doing pretty good with it. The intelligence level of the game is surprising for me the way they are picking things up. Its going to be the type of team where you will de nitely see improvement as the year goes along. You are going to have to go out and use each game as a stepping stone, win or losen and know you have to improve each day in the gym when you get a chance. Although young, the Hoboes arent exactly lacking in talent. At 6 feet 5 inches Strickland, a junior, will be one of the taller players in the district and will give the Hoboes strong play in the paint. We can build around lane on the inside, Zessin said. And weve got some quickness in the guard play (with the Calloway brothers). We will try to keep it well-rounded on offense and just take our opportunities depending on what the defense gives us. Special to the News Bulletin LAKELAND The Shoal River Middle School girls cross country team has bragging rights, having taken a thirdplace nish at the Nov. 4 middle school state championships in Lakeland. More than 20 teams and 200 runners competed in the race run on a course of various terrains and challenges. Four of the seven Shoal River runners nished among the races top 50 competitors. Chelsea Aguilar led the way, nishing 31st in 12 minutes, 50 seconds. She was followed by Amiah Banks (36th place, 12:54); Patricia Acevedo (41st place, 13:00.20) and Alyssa Johnson (44th, 13:00:70). Jaylah Lawson also scored for the Lady Mustangs, turning in a time of 13:29. Gracie Gillis had 13:42 and Caelyn Grodoski turned in a 14:56. Also competing in the Open Division was eighth-grader Jazmyn Martinez, who nished second in her age group with 14:41. Caitlin Price, 16:38, and Kailey Johnson, 19:42, joined Martinez in the open division. Kobe Delgado represented the Shoal River boys and nished 48th with 11:54. Shoal River Cross Country Team wants to thank our parents, our schools student body and faculty, and local businesses for their support and encouragement throughout this season, a team spokesperson said. Shoal River girls cross country places third at state The Shoal River Middle School girls cross country team turned in an impressive third-place nish at the Nov. 4 state meet in Lakeland. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Laurel Hill angler Michael Smith nished second at the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series 2012 National Championship co-angler division. His total catch was 29.61 pounds during the event at Lake Sam Rayburn in Texas. Laurel Hills Smith places at national shing tournament SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Main: Lane Strickland ghts his way to the basket against S.L. Jones on Nov. 15 during play in the Gator Preseason Basketball Classic at Baker. At right: Tamaria Calloway tries to get a shot past an S.L. Jones defender during the game. Coach Kent Zessin shows his team a stance for protecting the basketball during a recent practice at Laurel Hill. Players work on their defense at the Laurel Hill gym. PHOTOS BY RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin YOUTH MOVEMENT Laurel Hill basketball team full of young Hoboes