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Title: Crestview news bulletin
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Crestview news
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Publication Date: 12-01-2012
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By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian brianh@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW Investigator David Henrys peers named him Crestview Police Departments Of cer of the Year. Mayor David Cadle and Police Chief Tony Taylor recognized Henry and his accomplishments during Mondays city council meeting. This young man here, he gets it, Taylor said in presenting Henry to the council. This young man stood out from other nominees. Henry facilitated in numerous arrests that included suspects who respectively stole 15 air conditioners, $1,000 in cash and a $15,000 ATV; and those accused of six armed robberies, two armed home invasions and 21 vehicle burglaries, Taylor said. Henry arrested two Eglin Federal Credit Union employees on racketeering charges; arrested a suspect wanted in a high-pro le sexual battery case, and seized more than $110,000 in spice, or illegal synthetic narcotics, Taylor said. Henry joined the police department in June 2009 and served as a patrol officer before moving to the Street Crimes Unit for a brief stint, spokesperson Lt. Andrew Schneider said. Hes a hard worker. Hes moved up to his current position, Schneider said. If we have major cases, hes the type whos diligent at resolving them. Hes had a good arrest record. He epitomizes what we have here at the Crestview Police Department, Taylor said. Special to the News Bulletin DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Partners in Progress 22nd annual Christmas Tour of Homes runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Tickets adults, $18.75 plus tax; children under 12, $7.50 plus tax; and babies in arms, free are available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Center, 1162 Circle Drive. Included homes are: 128 E. Main St. 181 Plateau Ave. 265 S. 12th St. 84 Bay Ave. 34 E. Main St., Wildwood The nonpro t, Partners in Progress, promotes activities and community projects that promote heritage tourism in the DeFuniak area. Proceeds from the Christmas Tour of Homes, its primary fundraiser, will bene t maintenance and operating expenses of The Lil Trolley, which is available for community activities, festivals, tours of the Historic District and other social events. By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian brianh@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW Their votes didnt of cially count, but that didnt stop 8,114 of 9,076 voters from opining about a proposed city charter that would alter the citys governance. Of those, 4,319, or 53 percent, voted against implementing the proposed charter. Almost nine of 10 voters in the last election voted on the charter ballot question, an analysis of of cial election results shows. Speaking before the city council at its Monday meeting, several residents advised city leaders to take the results seriously even if theyre nonbinding due to an administrative error. City leaders expect to revisit the issue with another referendum in March 2013, which drew criticism from some opponents. Are you going to bring it up every time theres an election? It appears were ogging a dead horse now, resident Dan Taggett said. This is like changing horses in the middle of the stream, resident Landrum Edwards said. Were doing a do-over. This is like kickball when we were kids; you get to do do-overs. Thats what this council is doing right now. Holding the election again was a matter of fairness because some voters, she and her husband among them, didnt vote on the charter referendum when they learned it was no longer a valid ballot issue, Councilwoman Robyn Helt said. Saturday, DECEMBER 1 2012 www.crestviewbulletin.com 50 37th Year, Number 96 Community ......................... A3 Faith ..................................... A4 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 Sports reporters battle spurs plea: Its time to live healthy, A10 CRESTVIEW MAY ALLOW PIGS AS PETS | A3 8,114 voted on charter referendum 90 percent of voters weigh in on nonbinding item See CHARTER A6 BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin Crestview Police Chief Tony Taylor, right, praises the accomplishments of Investigator David Henry, voted Of cer of the Year. Investigator voted Of cer of the Year Tour of Homes today in DeFuniak Springs By MATTHEW BROWN 682-6524 | @cnbMatthew matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER Baker School students plan to treat area senior citizens to a Dec. 4 banquet, beginning at noon, that will include fellowship, food and music. Baker High School Band and the schools chorus group will perform Christmas music. Students will then escort guests to the lunchroom for a Christmas meal prepared by the schools culinary students. Some 30 members of the Baker School SGA, leadership program and the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps also will participate in the event, escorting guests to the dining area and serving their meal. Elementary, middle and high school students will help. This week, Carol Hansfords and Janet Turners kindergarten classes made place mats for the guests. The kids broke out their crayons to decorate the place mats with snow akes, ginger bread men and reindeer. Andrea Browns third-graders will make corsages. The banquet is a tradition at Baker School. They have been doing at Baker for a very long time, said Jeannette Henderson, 81, a 1949 graduate who was a secretary there 1956 to 1988. Its just wonderful to see the work the students put in to show that they care for the seniors in the community. The senior citizens enjoy it so much and we look forward to them coming every year, Hansford, whos helped with the event for the past 25 years, said. Senior citizens in the area should make reservations ahead of time, event organizers said, by calling the Baker School front of ce, 689-7279, during school hours, 7:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Denise Gronberg who has sponsored the event, on behalf of the Baker School Student Government Association, which she oversees, for the past three years said the event has grown in attendance each year. Every year it seems to get bigger and better, she said. The luncheon is our way of showing our appreciation to the senior citizens in the area. From my second to third year (sponsoring the event), the number of people (attending) doubled from 25 to 50, Gronberg, a high school civics teacher, said. The students really put in a lot of passion into this event, every year, she said. Baker students prepare for Senior Citizens Banquet SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Wildwood, built around 1890, is one of DeFuniak Springs largest Victorian homes and will be featured during the 22nd annual Christmas Tour of Homes. The senior citizens banquet will be noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Baker School. Fellow of cers recognize veteran David Henry peers named him Crestview Police Departments Of cer of the Year. Mayor David Cadle and Police Chief Tony Taylor recognized Henry and his accomplishments during Mondays son, 81, a 1949 graduate who was a secreBaker students prepare for Senior Citizens Banquet PHOTOS BY MATTHEW BROWN | News Bulletin Above, Ava Adams, 6, left, and Logan Ward, 5, and their classmates design and decorate place mats in Carol Hansfords kindergarten class Wednesday at Baker School. Students are preparing for a Dec. 4 senior citizens banquet at the school. Of 12,625 registered Crestview voters, 9,076 voted in the Nov. 6 election, and 8,114 voted on the city charter referendum, according to the Okaloosa County Elections Supervisors of cial results. Of those, 4,319 34 percent of all registered voters, 53 percent of those voting on the issue voted against the proposal. CRESTVIEW CITY CHARTER VOTE KEN MAINES | Halifax Media ONLINE : Library tackles human traf cking

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By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian brianh@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW Pot-bellied pigs might soon live lawfully with their human companions in the Hub City after a concerned resident petitioned to the city council. A 1980s ordinance prohibits the Vietnamese-originated pets. Following discussion, the council voted unanimously to direct city staff to research revising Crestviews pet ordinance to include pot-bellied pigs. I didnt realize pot-bellied pigs arent allowed in city limits until I wanted to adopt one from PAWS (Panhandle Animal Welfare Society), but I cant adopt her because I live in Crestview, Brenda Montgomery said, and added what she believed were pigs bene ts. They are loving. They are hypoallergenic. They are smart. Fort Walton Beach once had similar restrictions, but as potbellied pigs gained popularity as pets, the neighboring city revised its animal control ordinance to permit them, Montgomery said. Theyre not destructive. Theyre not feral pigs, she said. Health-wise, theyre pretty hardy animals if they get their vaccinations. They dont stink. Saying she was not opposed to revising Crestviews ordinance, Councilwoman Robyn Helt recommended city staff consult local veterinarians to determine if health issues are connected with such pigs. She also advised checking with counterparts in Fort Walton Beach to learn what procedures they used to revise their citys pet ordinance. Councilman Tim Grandberry agreed that prohibiting the pets seemed foolish and said many people in the city, unaware of the ordinance, already have pet potbellied pigs. Councilman Charles Baugh Jr. advised consulting with PAWS (which handles Okaloosa County animal control services) when revising the citys ordinance. Baugh also cautioned that potbellied pigs, turned loose when they grew too big for their owners comfort, have bred with wild pigs and gone feral. There are many wild pot-bellied pigs running around north Okaloosa County because irresponsible pet owners, who dont realize theyre going to grow into 150-pound pets, brought them up here and turned them loose, Baugh said. I can concur with what Mr. Baugh stated, but I could apply the same standards to cats or dogs, Helt said. I believe we should have limited regulation in matters that affect peoples dayto-day life. I dont want to be Big Brother. We have a speci c ordinance that prohibits it (having pet pot-bellied pigs). The less amount of prohibitive ordinances that we have in our city, the better. 6914420 FREE COMBINATION PLATE AL P P LATE A L With Purchase of Combination Plate A-L C C o o o m m m b b in a a t t i i on P P P l l l a a a t t e e A A L With purchase of 2 drinks Exp. 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The Military Order of the Purple Heart now lists the city and Okaloosa County on its map of nationwide Purple Heart Cities and Counties. Okaloosa County was the states Purple Heart County, and Crestview is the countys rst Purple Heart City. Florida has only a handful of Purple Heart Cities, and less than 25 throughout the United States, said Everett, whose region encompasses eight southern states. The closest communities to share the honor are Leon County and Tallahassee, and Pike County and Troy, Ala., according the orders website. How tting it was for Crestview to come on board, because theres an awful lot of retired military and active duty personnel in the Crestview area, Everett said. Crestview has given up a lot of personnel in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. The plaque, bearing graphics of an American bald eagle, the U.S. Constitution and the Purple Heart medal, will hang in City Hall. Its an honorary designation for a city that recognizes the commitment and sacrice of our men and women in uniform for the defense of our liberties in our country, Mayor David Cadle said. Its a way of honoring the Purple Heart recipients not just in Crestview, but throughout the nation. BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin Mayor David Cadle, left, presents City Council President Ben Iannucci III a plaque from the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Crestview now a Purple Heart City CRESTVIEW BULLETIN FIND US ON FACEBOOK @ cnbulletin FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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One of my favorite stories is about a Navy of cer who always dreamed of commanding a battleship. He nally achieved that dream and received commission of the eets newest, proudest ship. One stormy night, as the ship plowed through the seas, the captain was on bridge duty when, off to the port, he saw a strange light rapidly approaching his own vessel. Immediately, he ordered the signalman to ash a message that said, Alter your course 10 degrees to the south. Only a moment passed before the reply came: Alter your course 10 degrees north. Determined that his ship would take a backseat to no other, the captain snapped out the order: Alter course 10 degrees Im the captain. The response beamed back was, Alter your course 10 degrees Im Seaman 3rd Class Jones. Infuriated, the captain grabbed the signal light and red off, Alter your course I am a battleship. The reply came back, Alter your course. I am a lighthouse. Sometimes, being headstrong and belligerent can cause a person some trouble. One such example appears in the Old Testament, where we read about Jacob. He had been successful throughout his life at least, according to societys de nition. All his life, however, he had been a scoundrel, a conniver. He was a schemer, a manipulator and was quite greedy. He didnt care what it took to get what he wanted. By one method or another, he had acquired great wealth and status. You may remember how, in the Old Testament, Jacob had manipulated his twin brother, Esau, to make him give up his right to the family inheritance for a bowl of soup. You may remember how Jacob outwitted his blind father, Isaac, by putting on sheepskin to trick him into thinking Jacob was Esau, who had come to receive the family inheritance. Then, in fear of revenge, he ed home and got as far away from Esau as he could because Esau had vowed to kill his brother. Later on, Jacob turned the tables on his father-inlaw, Laban, who had tricked Jacob into working for him for free for 14 years. Jacob later turned the tables on him with his own trickery, and became quite wealthy at Labans expense. Yes, Jacob had done some nasty things, and had gotten some important people very angry with him. For him to enjoy his wealth, he had to ee for his life and live in another country. Do you know people like that people who dont care who gets in the way, or who gets hurt as long as they get what they want? They leave a wake of emotional destruction behind them. They enjoy that they are getting what they want, no matter the cost to others. My heart goes out to people struggling to ll some void in their life, a void created by some hurt or neglect forced upon them. The unspoken question that drives many of us is, Am I happy? If the answer is no, you seek ways to change things to become happy. Unfortunately, most people seek change in the wrong way. What usually gets changed is their job, spouse, clothes or where they live. They keep bouncing around from one thing to another, hoping the next discovery will make them happy. Unfortunately, this kind of searching continues to turn up shortterm happiness or purely empty results, and never addresses the deeper need within them. My question for you is, Are you happy? If you are, I celebrate with you. If not, I ask you to ponder why you are not. Material possessions do not make one happy, although they can sometimes help. Rather, relationships bring the most happiness and joy into life. But the ultimate relationship one with Jesus Christ brings the ultimate joy. Give thanks to God. The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview. Merry Christmas MAIN OFFICE 1301 Industrial Drive Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-5111 DOWNTOWN OFFICE 385 N. Spring Street Crestview, FL 32536 850-682-5112 SOUTHSIDE OFFICE 2541 S. Hwy 85 Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-3111 www.fnbcrestview.com OF CRESTVIEW MEMBER FDIC Your Hometo w n Bank S ince 1 9 56! By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian brianh@crestviewbulletin.com LAUREL HILL Laurel Hill and Crestview Presbyterian Church members are preparing for the Laurel Hill churchs third annual Living Nativity program. Actors are learning their lines and supporters are weighing how to transport animals to the historic 1901 country church, which is decorated for the Advent season. Visitors will follow a candle-lit path on their personal pilgrimage to the Bethlehem manger, encountering familiar biblical faces along the way. Luminaries will light the path as you make your way from Dr. Lukes home and travel back in time to hear the Christmas story told by various persons from that wonderful story, said the churches pastor, the Rev. Mark Broadhead. As you warm yourself by their fires, you will be able to reflect on the deep meaning of the experiences they share. Eventually, you will find yourself at the door of the stable where the Star of Bethlehem has led you. There you will find the Christ-Child. Mostly student actors from several Crestview and Laurel Hill churches, including First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill, First Presbyterian Church of Crestview and First United Methodist Church of Crestview, as well as adult performers, portray familiar people from the Bible story, including the shepherds, Mary, Joseph, King Herod and a Roman tax collector. The Dec. 8 pageant includes live animals and takes place at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 8115 Fourth St. Admission is free, groups are welcome, and visitors may remain for refreshments and fellowship. Parking is available at the Laurel Hill School track north of the church. Special to the News Bulletin THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION, 27TH SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 and 3 p.m. Dec 9, First Baptist Church of Niceville. Tickets cost $1 at the church of ce, 622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. Call 678-4621 for details. LIBBY AND FRIENDS CONCERT: Great Day will perform at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A love offering will be received. FORT WALTON BEACH AGLOW: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13, Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Joyce Duvall presenting. Bring covered dish for the Christmas party afterward. Call Barbara Williams, 678-1335, for details. FAITH www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, December 1, 2012 Page A4 Special to the News Bulletin FAITH BRIEFS REV. MARK BROADHEAD From the Pulpit FROM THE PULPIT Find happiness in Jesus, not things Annual Laurel Hill pilgrimage to Bethlehem set for Dec. 8A NIGHT OF NATIVITY PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin Student actors portray Mary and Joseph at the manger in Bethlehem during last years Living Nativity in Laurel Hill. Patches Wooten portrays their donkey. Below: The festively decorated historic Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church will host the Living Nativity program on Dec. 8. Visitors will follow a candle-lit path on their personal pilgrimage to the Bethlehem manger, encountering familiar biblical faces along the way. Do you know people like that people who dont care who gets in the way, or who gets hurt as long as they get what they want? They leave a wake of emotional destruction behind them.

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Local A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 1, 2012 6515563 NOTICE OF TOWN HALL MEETING The City of Laurel Hill will hold a Town Hall Meeting to discuss dissolving the City of Laurel Hill. The Town Hall Meeting will be held on December 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Laurel Hill located at 3972 Second Ave Laurel Hill, Florida. 6515240 October 2012 Employee of the Month Dawn A. Heller, RN, Intensive Care Unit. Dawn joined the North Okaloosa Medical Center team as an experienced registered nurse, in March of 2001. Dawn began her nursing career with NOMC, on the Medical Surgical Unit. In January 2002, she transferred to the Progressive Care Unit, and in February 2005, transferred to our Intensive Care Unit. Over the years at NOMC, Dawn has provided safe and skillful care to her patients. Her gracious caring ways epitomize the goal of our hospital to provide superior patient care and service. 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Yes, some people elected not to vote on it. If you dont vote on it, dont complain about it. Cal Zethmayr, of WAAZ/WJSB radio, referencing data from previous Crestview charter referenda, contended that based on his research, the 8,114 people who voted on the issue were likely the highest turnout they could expect. I think they sent you a message, Zethmayr said. In Crestview, 90 percent who got a ballot went all the way to the back of the ballot and they chose to send you their opinion. 524 more said no than said yes. Do you think youre going to get 8,000 voters to turn out in March? Ill buy a steak dinner for any of you who thinks they will. Zethmayr said his research showed 72 percent of registered voters voted on the charter referendum the highest percentage of any of the previous ve Crestview charter referenda from the past 20 years. We had 8,100 people vote, Edwards said. You add that up and the majority did not want the city charter to change. I dont care if it was irregular or not counted or whatever. This council doesnt do the citizens of Crestview any service if we dont move forward and put it to a legitimate vote, Helt said. The citizens have the say. I respect their say. If the citizens dont wish to have a charter revision, that is ne. The proposed charter would replace the current city charter with a city administrator form of government. Weeks before the Nov. 6 election, City Clerk Betsy Roy discovered a clerical error. A city council meeting to consider placing the charter on the ballot had been advertised for March 26, 2012, but was actually held April 9, she found. Rather than subject the charter to a potential legal challenge if it had passed, the council reluctantly agreed to rescind the ordinance that placed the issue on the ballot. However, the action was too late to remove the referendum from ballots, which had been printed. CHARTER from page A1 OBITUARIES Marge Spears, 89, a 33year resident of Crestview, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, while at her home with loving family by her side. Formerly of Pensacola and Pompano Beach, Marge was born and raised in Franklin, Ky. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Gene, whom she affectionately called Shorty. Her sons Bill Spears (Gayle) of Crestview and Terry Spears (Patty) of Molino also survive her. She was Granny to seven grandchildren: Eric Spears (Valerie) of Crestview, Tim Spears (Kellie) of Destin, Amy Reed (Chuck) of Allentown, Pa., John Spears (Angela) of Alpharetta, Ga., Janette Howard (Jason) of Crestview, Josh Spears of Molino and Rebecca Spears-Sliwinski (Tony) of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. And she was Granny to 18 great-grandchildren, all these beloved grandchildren having survived her. Numerous beloved nieces, nephews and loving in-laws also survive her. Marge loved the Lord, and that was re ected in her life of service to her family, friends and community. She loved volunteering at the North Okaloosa Medical Center for more than 30 years. Gene joined her there in later years. She loved making baby quilts and afghans for all those grandchildren, and she always remembered birthdays and delighted in family celebrations. She liked to thank family and friends with one of her delicious pecan pies. She loved helping out her family and friends, driving them places and giving them things; and she was a faithful prayer warrior. Our beloved Mom/ Granny/Marge will be so greatly missed in this life, but we rejoice that we will be with her again in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians, 5:8 and 1 Thessalonians, 4:13-18). In lieu of owers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Christian ministry or charity of your choice. We want to thank all who helped care for our loved one in her nal days. You all are so special and appreciated. A graveside service was on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville. You may offer the family condolences and sign a guest book at www. heritagegardensfuneral home.com. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home in Niceville provided arrangements. Marjorie Crowdus Spears 1923-2012 Alice Virginia Carniewski entered into eternal rest with Our Lord Jesus Christ while a patient at Shoal Creek Nursing Home in Crestview on Oct. 13, 2012. She was born June 29, 1935, in Washington, D.C., to Norman and Evelyn Lugenbeel. Her husband, John Carniewski, preceded Alice in death. She is survived by her children, Glen D. Jones, Christopher E. Jones and Jennifer Lynn Burns Hill. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Justin Glen Jones, Joanna Bell Jones, Cody Andrew Mayer and Ryan Christopher Mayer; three surviving sisters, Norma McInturff, Jean Chaney and Irene Lugenbeel; and a brother, Stephen D. Lugenbeel. Memorial services were held for her on Nov. 4 at New Bethel United Methodist Church in Crestview. Interment was at Heritage Gardens, Niceville. Alice Virginia Carniewski ALICE CARNIEWSKI 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. Advertorial by MATTHEW BROWN 682-6524 | @cnbMatthew matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW Want a timeless gift for your special someone? Lewis & Co. Jewelers has an idea. You can never go wrong with diamonds, said store owner Keith Lewis, who has sold ne jewelry and accessories here for nearly 20 years. You can test the diamonds are a girls best friend theory during Lewis and his long-time sales associates annual open house, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 866 N. Ferdon Blvd. Were doing this to show our appreciation to our customers, Lewis said. Plus, we are going to have huge savings ranging from 40 to 60 percent off. The rst 100 customers inside will get a gift bag that includes gift certi cates and other goodies. One of the gift bags will contain something special: a set of 1-karat diamond earrings. Additionally, the store will give door prizes, including watches and other items, throughout the day. We are also going to have Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus here for the kids to take pictures with, Lewis said. He and his staff have long been fond of the Christmas holidays. Its just a fun time of year around here, Lewis said. The stores interior and exterior are decorated with lighted Christmas trees, wreaths and garland. The lights come to 10,350 exactly, he said. What to buy Men and women seek Lewis and Co. out for gifts for a signi cant other, store staffers said. The guys usually buy diamond jewelry for the ladies, Lewis said. Any kind of diamond jewelry is the hottest seller around this time of year. Ladies never seem to have too much diamond jewelry. Thats good for Lewis, who said his store has the largest jewelry selection in the Southeast and attracts customers from far away places like Gulf Shores, Mobile and Tallahassee, Ala. The stores two best sellers are diamond halo necklaces and Chamilia jewelry like customizable charms. Some of the Chamilia jewelry will be on sale at Sundays event, Lewis said. Women usually buy watches, bracelets and necklaces for the men in their life, store employees said. The store also offers rings and pearl necklaces, among its wide spectrum. Lewis looks forward to showing customers old and new his current selection on Sunday. There is always a huge turnout ... it is going to be a lot of fun, he said of the event. WANT TO GO? Lewis and Co. Jewelers open house sales event is 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2 at 866 N. Ferdon Blvd. Jewelry store offers savings during 1-day event MATTHEW BROWN | News Bulletin Store owner Keith Lewis, right, helps a customer choose a watch at his store on 866 N. Ferdon Blvd. The stores open house on Sunday will offer unusual savings on jewelry and other items. Were doing this to show our appreciation to our customers. Plus, we are going to have huge savings ranging from 40 to 60 percent off. Keith Lewis, owner, Lewis & Co. Jewelers FIND IT ONLINE www.lewisdiamonds. com

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Local Crestview News Bulletin | A7 Saturday, December 1, 2012 6515473 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-6PM SATURDAY 9AM-5PM CLOSED SUNDAYS 866 N. FERDON BLVD. CRESTVIEW, FL 682-3638 WWW.LEWISDIAMONDS.COM CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE EVENT THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND 1:00 PM TILL 5:00 PM GREAT DOOR PRIZES LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON SANTA & MRS. CLAUS WILL BE HERE!

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ClassifiedsA8| Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, December 1, 2012 If you need a clean house call me I can help! Please call 850-603-0798. “Can You Dig It?” Heavy Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Excavators. Local Job Placement Asst. VA Benefits Approved. 2 National Certifications. (866) 362-6497 Farm DirectCentipede, Zoysia, St Augustine and Bermuda We Deliver & Install Call 850-244-6651 Suncoast Sod F arms Help your child Succeed! Reading/Math, Elementary & Special Needs, Christine 225-9595, christinerascal@live.com Legal # 160539 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-000195-S BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. STOKES; JOANNA G. STOKES; BLUE PINE VILLAGE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, Florida, will on the 14th day of December, at 11:00am www.okaloosa.realforeclose.c om in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okaloosa County, Florida: The South 42.0 feet of Lot 18 and the North 20.5 feet of Lot 19, BLUE PINE VILLAGE PHASE III, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 86, Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 6 day of Nov, 2012 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special acLegal # 160534 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-1124 IN RE: ESTATE OF Robert Lawrence Quimby a.k.a. Robert L. Quimby Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert Lawrence Quimby a.k.a. Robert L. Quimby deceased whose date of death was February 23, 2012 and whose Social Security Number is ***-**3907 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 E. James Boulevard, Crestview, Florida 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 PERIOD 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 28, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: Paul R. Green Florida Bar No. 127448 Johnson, Green & Hargraves, P.A. 6064 Justice Avenue Milton, FL 32570 Telephone: (850) 623-3841 Personal Representative: Robert English Quimby a.k.a. Robert E. Quimby 1322 S. Main Street Atmore, AL 36502 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 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 # 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

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WWW.DRSS20.COM (800)518-3064 EngineeringElectrical EngineerCHELCO, a progressive member-owned electric utility in DeFuniak Springs, FL, is accepting applications for an individual to design and maintain critical systems and databases, such as the Engineering Analysis Model and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, with accuracy; to proactively recommend and implement enhancements to the electrical distribution system and ensure system capacity meets both current and future load requirements. The selected individual will have the ability to demonstrate leadership, foster teamwork while interacting with all departments, power supplier, vendors, contractors, and local, state and federal agencies and provide exemplary customer service. The following qualifications and skills are required: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Two or more years of directly related experience preferred. The successful candidate must possess excellent computer and communication skills. The selected individual will also assist in performing system simulation studies, economic analysis and in the preparation of designs of electrical plans for residential and commercial customers. They will assist with ensuring overall system capacity is adequate and system reliability is fully optimized. Various computer systems as well as established sectionalizing and sound engineering practices are used during these processes. The position works out of the DeFuniak Springs office with the normal workweek, Monday to Friday and normal work hours of 7AM to 4PM. CHELCO has satellite offices in five locations throughout Walton and North Okaloosa County as well as a subsidiary. The position is non-exempt and will work additional hours or days as needed. Applications will be accepted through close of business December 28, 2012. The application can be accessed on-line at www.chelco.com, click on the employment link to complete and submit. Contact Human Resources, 850892-5069 ext 110 or 111 with questions. RESUMES ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION to: HRMgr@chelco.comDrug Free Workplace-EEO-M/FWeb ID 34233435 Text FL33435 to 56654 Niceville: 1738 Wren Way in BWB Thurs Nov. 29th Sat Dec. 1st 9-4 By Leonards Antiques Perhaps the BIGGEST sale you will ever see! A collector of everything from Pottery, Glassware, Waterford Crystal, A room full of Jewerly, Tons of Fabric, Linens, Hankies, Christmas Items, Art, Including a “Salvador Dalhi”, “Nice Clothes” Some New, Purses, Silver, Kitchen Items, Knicks-Knacks, Two complete Bedroom Sets, Sofa, Yard Furniture, So much we had to make $5 a box lots and $5 bags of Jewerly, For more info and photos go to estatesales.net; parking is limited please cooperate GUN SHOW Fort Walton FAIRGROUNSDecember 1st & 2nd SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. 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Mo-Fr (7:45-5) Fax/email resumes to 877-682-0834 or toverstreet@ speedeenet.com Web ID 34233334 Text FL33334 to 56654 Editorial/WritingReporterThe Santa Rosa Press Gazette in Milton, FL is seeking a reporter who is willing to jump head-first into delivering news for electronic and print distribution and is able to report and write stories of depth and significance. This reporter’s primary responsibility is to cover breaking news and handle general assignment stories as needed for Milton and the surrounding communities in Santa Rosa County, while working in a deadline-driven environment. Responsibilities also include shooting photographs, posting breaking news to the website and utilizing social media. We are a small office, this is a key position and we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic. Applicants should have strong written, verbal and digital communication skills; news reporting experience; resourcefulness and respect for journalistic principles. May be required to work weekends and evenings. If you have what it takes, send a letter, resume and work samples to jfletcher@srpressgazett e.com Web ID#: 34232729 Legal # 160544 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46-2009-CA-006422 DIVISION: W WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs RICHARD E. CRAMER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 46-2009-CA-006422 of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and RICHARD E. CRAMER; BAY WINDS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; BAYWINDS GOLF ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ROBERT LENZ 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 17th day of Dec., 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, PHASE 2 OF BAYWINDS GOLF ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE(S) 9, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 34 BETHANY BAY, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Aug 30, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Kim Bouhall Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083946 See Americans with Disabilities Act 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@flcourts1.g ov 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. 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 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 # 160531 NOTICE OF SALE FOR STORAGE Household goods/furniture belonging to the parties named below and listed by unit number will be sold at public sale by American Self Storage, 1501 E. James Lee Blvd, Crestview, Fl 32539 @ 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 04, 2013. Unless charges are paid in full before the time of sale. Cash Only. Unit # A118 – James Roberts Unit # A240 – Susan Orosco 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 CONSIGNMENT ART AUCTION on Dec 15, 2012 (Saturday) at 4pm. 9101 International Drive, Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL 32819. Artworks below $100, complimentary hor d’oeuvres and FREE ART PRINT for attending. Artists include Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Max and local artists. Call (866)537-1013 or visit www .Baterbys.com for more information or to RSVP Crestview: 6018 Blueberry Lane,(Turn on West Dogwood from Lake Silver. Take 1st right on Live Oak. Left on Blueberry) December 1st, 7:00 am until 12:00 pmMulti-Family Yard SaleFurniture, Christmas decorations, clothes(all sizes) men’s, women’s, children’s. Books Legal # 160543 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46-2009-CA-007089 DIVISION: W PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. ROSITA MEZA AKA ROSITA M. ALVAREZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 24, 2012 and entered in Case No. 46-2009-CA-007089 of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and ROSITA MEZA AKA ROSITA M. ALVAREZ; 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 17th day of Dec., 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 10, BLOCK 2, WILDWOOD PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 225 NW AJAX DRIVE, FORT 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 Aug 30, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Kim Bouhall Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09111313 See Americans with Disabilities Act 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@flcourts1.g ov 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. 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 160541 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT TO:Thomas E. Harrison, Case No.: CD201109136/ XD1100028 An Administrative Complaint to impose an administrative fine 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. 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 12/15/2012 12/22/2012 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 # 160540 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ENGAGE IN BUSINESS UNDER A FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bradford Blue, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, whose Federal Identification Number is 46-1443800 and Florida registration number is L12000145929, desires to engage in business under the fictitious name of “The Mosquito Authority” in Okaloosa County, Florida, and intends to register such name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. The principal office of the company is located at 3331 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32503, Escambia County, Florida. BRADFORD BLUE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company BY: John Kindergan Member-Manager 12/01/2012 Legal # 160542 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46-2011-CA-001659S DIVISION: W PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CARL FASSBENDER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 46-2011-CA-001659S of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and CARL FASSBENDER; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. D/B/A CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (DE) F/K/A COMMERCIAL CREDIT LOANS, INC.; 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 17 day ofD ec, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20, BLOCK 6, OAKLAND HEIGHTS ADDITION TO FORT WALTON BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 324 LULA BELLE LANE, FORT 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 Aug 31, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Vicki Jackson Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11007957 See Americans with Disabilities Act 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@flcourts1.g ov 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. 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 160543 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 46-2010-CA-004247S DIVISION: W THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS INDENTURED TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CWABS, INC, ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2007-SEA1, Plaintiff, vs. MARIO ZALDIVAR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 46-2010-CA-004247S of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for OKALOOSA County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS INDENTURED TRUSTEE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CWABS, INC, ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2007-SEA1 is the Plaintiff and MARIO ZALDIVAR; MONICA ZALDIVAR; 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 17 day ofD ec, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK H, EGLIN HIGHWAY SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 50 STEWART CIRCLE, FORT WALTON BEACH, FL 32547 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 Aug 29, 2012. Don W. Howard Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Vicki Jackson Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10023817 See Americans with Disabilities Act 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@flcourts1.g ov 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. 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 commodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Okaloosa County Courthouse Crestview, Florida 32536, telephone (904) 689-7530, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. Don W. Howard CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT: By: Vicki Jackson Deputy Clerk DefaultLink, Inc. 330 North Andrews Ave., #102 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 (972) 239-3777 12/01/2012 12/08/2012 Legal # 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

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YOUTH FOOTBALL By RANDY DICKSON 682-6524 | @BigRandle randyd@crestviewbulletin.com BAKER Mike Martello has been through good and bad times as the Baker boys basketball coach. Now in the ninth year at his alma mater, Martello likes what he sees from this years version of the Gators, a team that is young at certain positions. I think weve got the potential and Im optimistic about that, he said. Weve just got to put it all together because weve got some kids that havent played a lot together on the varsity court. Putting on that game uniform is a whole different mentality. While the Gators will be young in spots, Baker also has veteran varsity players at several key positions to offset some players lost to graduation. Weve got three returners from last year and one of those is our point guard, Josh Hartzog, and thats always good to have some experience there, Martello said. Garrett (Sanders) is our post player and he was our post player last year. Justin Morgan saw some starts last year as well and hes a returner. We lost probably our two biggest scorers in Danny Spicer and Dylan Dunford, so weve got some holes to ll on offense this year. Weve got a couple of sophomores (Brooks Taylor and Austin Hicks) coming off our JV team who give us a little bit of outside shooting ability, I believe. Hopefully, they are going to come along faster than normal and ll in those two holes for us because thats really where the two scorers did most of their damage from outside. In addition to Spicer and Dunford, the Gators lost Steven Grant to graduation. Grant, who also played football, could drive the lane and battle for rebounds as well as hit the occasional outside shot. Martello hopes that football/basketball players Austin Martin and Richard Stroheker will do some of the things Grant did. Both of those guys are kind of an inside player and more defensive than anything else and they should do a good job for us, Martello, who played basketball and football in high school, said. One of the bene ts of having played football is theres a toughness about them that is always a plus. The teams youth is evident on the roster, where Sanders and Adrian Smith are the teams only seniors. Last year, Smith was the Gator player rotations eighth man; Martello expects him to move up in the rotation and be a key contributor coming off the bench. Martello understands small school athletics cyclical nature, having been through seasons when he was forced to place eighth-graders and freshman on the varsity. The veteran coach believes Baker is nearing the end of a down/ younger cycle. I think we are on the bottom of the down slope of the cycle or maybe on the rise again, he said. We had the three or four years where those eighthand ninth-graders came through and they were very successful years for us. In three years, I graduated 22 seniors. Last year, it was four more seniors and we are kind of at the bottom of that little trough there. Now, I think weve got some really good middle school kids coming up and Im really excited about that group. And I think this group of mostly juniors that we have this year is going to be pretty good. Baker seems ready to climb back toward the upper half of a tough District 2-1A. But that district includes defending state champion Chipley and a Holmes County team that features senior post player Chris Walker, the No. 9 ranked recruit in the nation. Early in the season, there is time to think big about what can happen as the year progresses. I really like the enthusiasm this year, Martello said. This year, we are only going to have two seniors and I see how enthusiastic they (the players) are about this season. Theyve put a lot of hard work into the off season so I think they have a lot of potential. By RANDY DICKSON 682-6524 | @BigRandle randyd@crestviewbulletin.com I fully expected to be back at work Monday after spending last week relaxing on vacation time. Most of the teams I wanted to win took care of business so I had many reasons to smile. However, whether I just hang out around the house as I did last week, or visit family, as I will at Christmas, I usually cant wait to get back to the job. My plans for Monday were to be in Paxton for the girls basketball game between Baker and Paxton. Tuesday, I would be at the Milton at Crestview boys basketball game. I wanted to see the Bulldogs take down the Panthers (which they did). But my plans quickly changed when I experienced severe pain in my right forearm much of the day Sunday. Then my blood pressure sharply increased. Monday morning, rather than heading to work, I headed to the doctor, was promptly sent to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center emergency room and was admitted for cardiac symptoms. After a two-and-a-half hour stay in the ER, I went to a room immediately adjacent to the coronary unit. I guess they wanted me close enough to the unit so they wouldnt have far to take me in case something major went wrong. The doctors ran countless tests, trying to determine if I indeed had a cardiac event, and treated me with multiple drugs just in case I had something going on with my heart they might have missed. Thankfully, I passed all the tests this time. When they said I needed to take a stress test, I wanted to know if it would be anything like sitting in the back seat of my car on a football Friday night trying to le a 400-word story on deadline. My joke got the desired laugh, but I know my health isnt a laughing matter. The list of my health issues seems to grow longer with each passing year. Im 54 years old and more than 100 pounds overweight. The extra weight is likely a direct cause of my high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type II Diabetes and sleep apnea. Im almost afraid to nd out what else might be wrong with me that I dont know about. Im the only one to blame for allowing myself to get in this condition. Thirty-seven years ago, I was a 160-pound high school athlete. A few years later, after my adult body nished lling out, I was a rock-solid 190 pounds. By the time I was in my late 20s, I was still an athletic looking 210 pounds. As I added the weight a pound here and a pound there, I never even thought about it. Weight gain has an uncanny way of sneaking up on me right up until I tipped the scales at 315 pounds about two years ago. Even before Mondays incident, I had started trying to make choices for a healthier me. Ive been meeting with a diabetes educator once or twice a month since mid-summer and recently starting using a CPAP machine to help with the sleep apnea. My weight, which was 310 pounds a few months ago, is down to about 302 pounds. Im making progress, but have a long way to go. Ive always functioned better when I had teammates. Something about being a part of a team encourages accountability. I consider the coaches and athletes I cover and this sections regular readers a part of my team because your help makes my job possible. Now is the time to form a new team dedicated to getting healthier. This challenge, open to anyone, is mainly directed at all the Baby Boomers who once were high school athletes and are experiencing some of the same health-related issues I face. If you are interested in joining Team Good Health, contact me at my email address listed below. If there is enough response, Ill see if I can get some local health care professionals to guide us down the sometimes confusing path to better health. We could start the program in conjunction with the new year. Im determined to get healthy. Wont you join me? Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletins sports editor. Email him at randyd@crestviewbulletin. com, tweet him @Big Randle, or call 682-6524. The Pee Wee 2 All-Star Football Team lost a game against Niceville on Thanksgiving Day. The team won against South Walton last Friday. They did not advance because the games were based on a point system and they did not score enough points. The team, as follows, includes: First row: Dylan Keith, Travion Grant, Azariah Carron, Matthew Nguyen and Fabian Carbajal. Second row: Layne Potts, Kaleb Rodella, John Grodoski, Jeremy Talavera, Christon Johns and DJuan Grant. Third row: Martez Hurst, Eric McQueen, Jalyn Crawford, Jaheim James, Michael Coultas, Dallas Bass and Darian Reinke-Powell. Fourth row: Coaches Maurice Grant, Dustin Keith, Trevis Humphrey and Tony Johns. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN SPORTS www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, December 1, 2012 A Page 10 Section NORTH END ZONE Randy Dickson PW2 CRESTVIEW ALL-STARS BEAT SOUTH WALTON Join me on Team Good Health ONLINE Crestviews Blake Moore resigns as coach, teacher; earlier guilty of crime with students EARLIER THIS WEEK: Blake Moore resigned as an assistant football coach and teacher at Crestview High School. He was found guilty of inappropriate physical contact with two students over the summer. Read more on this story at crestviewbulletin.com under Local Sports in the Sports tab. PLENTY OF POTENTIAL Coach likes what he sees in Gator basketball team FILE PHOTO | News Bulletin Garrett Sanders, seen scoring against Jay in last years district basketball tournament, is the Baker basketball teams most experienced player and will start at a post position for the Gators.