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PAGE 1 50¢ By MATTHEW BROWN 682-6524 | @cnbMatthew CRESTVIEW — Julie Kurkowski en courages North Okaloosa residents to get annual u shots. Her daughter-in-law, Crystal Swee ney, who didn’t get a vaccination, is re covering after battling H1N1 inuenza, or swine u, and pneumonia. The 26-year-old is breathing through a ventilation unit while sedated, Jared Sweeney, Kurkowski’s son, said. Crystal was 29 weeks pregnant with newborn Lainee when she was diagnosed with H1N1, family mem bers said. Doctors performed a cesar ean section because of the mother’s health. Lainee is doing better than expect ed for a preemie; “she is doing fantasti cally well,” Jared said. The baby is now at a healthy weight and is “just ne,” Kurkowski said. However, the Sweeneys face steep hospital bills. And with Crystal starting physical therapy, Jared said his wife — who was admitted to the hospital Nov. 19 — isn’t expected home anytime soon. They expect $5,000 in uncovered medical costs. Jared, a tire lube express special ist at the Crestview Wal-Mart, said coworkers have donated to the family. And a family friend has established a medical expenses fund so anyone with a debit or credit card can make a monetary donation. Uncertainty abounds during this tough time, but all the prayers and nancial support mean a lot, Kurkowski said. “Even if we are sitting (at the hos pital) alone, we know that we are not alone,” she said. By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian CRESTVIEW — A ques tion posted on Answers. com raised questions in Michael Skinner’s mind, especially when he sus pected the “correct” answer didn’t seem so correct. The 10-year-old turned to a more authoritative source than the ques tions-and-answers web site’s user-generated content. He wrote to the “Ask Shagg” comic strip. “It was just curiosity” that inspired him to ask the shaggy yellow cartoon dog, he said. Michael’s mom, Deanna Skinner, said the boy sent his question in August and received an email stating the answer would run in late fall. It was published in the Northwest Florida Daily News’ Dec. 8 edition. “He was so shocked,” Deanna said. “He was extremely surprised and happy...” Michael never doubted that Shagg E. Dawg cre ator Peter Guren would use his question, which was, “Is it true that a rac coon cannot jump?” It was just a matter of time. “I believed that he would answer it,” Mi chael said. “It’s nally in there!” Guren, who said he receives questions from readers all over the coun try, said Michael’s query caught his eye. “Basically, I (didn’t) know if raccoons can jump,” he said. “It was a question I wanted an an swer to, too. That’s usu ally how it happens.” Michael, who received a stuffed Shagg E. Dawg for having his question published, added the plush pooch to his collec tion of 44 stuffed critters. Homeschooled broth ers Michael and Jimmy, 14, now have 61 stuffed animals, collectively. When Michael’s not studying or playing with the toys, he builds things with Lego blocks and plays with Transformers. And yes, Shagg E. replied, “a raccoon can jump, especially when someone is threatening.” A Shagg E. answer By MATTHEW BROWN 682-6524 | @cnbMatthew BAKER — A national icon has graced this rural north county community. Several residents, like Cindy Carroll, have been lining up to see a bald ea gle in Baker. They recently stopped near Ritz Food Store on State Road 4 to watch and photograph the bird. “(The eagle) seems to be a major attraction in the area these days,” Carroll said. “It was a rather large bird and it looked quite healthy. It was pretty.” Motorists on Sunday pulled over to see the bird of prey, and excitement affected trafc ow, Tara Geiger, the store’s assis tant manager, said. “One person actu ally called the (Okaloosa) Sheriff’s Ofce about the trafc,” she said. Josh Copeland, who works at the store, said the bird has made several vis its to his family’s nearby property. But that’s not the only sighting, he said. “I have always heard other people say that (bald eagles) have been seen near Karick Lake, near Blackman,” he said. Bald eagle ‘a major attraction’ in Baker DID YOU KNOW? • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed the bald eagle, the United States’ national bird, from its threatened and endangered species list in 2007. • Almost 10,000 bald eagle nesting pairs exist in the country, compared to 400 nesting pairs in 1963, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • Florida seems to be a hot spot for the species: The Sunshine State, Minnesota and Wisconsin share the country’s largest concentrations of bald eagle nesting pairs • President Barack Obama declared Dec. 6 that wind farm operators with permits may kill bald eagles, without penalty, for up to 30 years, if they take certain precautions to avoid doing so, and report bird deaths • Residents can report bald eagles causing problems to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, 650-1880, or the local Florida Fish and Wildlife ofce, 265-3676. sS P ecia ECIA L toTO tT H e E N ews EWS B u U LLetin ETIN Baker resident Cindy Caroll photographed this bald eagle, which she spotted near Ritz Food Store on Florida Highway 4 in Baker. See E aA GL eE A6 T HH E 411 ON HH 1N1 H1N1, or swine u, symptoms include fever, cough and sore throat; body aches, headache and chills; and fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting, according to Mayo Clinic. Current u vaccinations cover swine u, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in 2010. The organization has since downgraded the viral infection from this classication. Family dealing with H1N1, but they’re ‘not alone’ with community’s supportFACING THE f F LU Saturday, D ece ECE M ber BER 14 2013 38th Year, Number 100PP H otos OTOS sS P ecia ECIA L toTO tT H e E N ews EWS B u U LLetin ETIN ABOVE: The Sweeney family — including, from left, Jared; Aleksander, 2, and Crystal — seeks prayers and donations for medical expenses. Crystal, 26, is recovering from H1N1 inuenza and pneumonia after giving birth to newborn Lainee. BELOW: Doctors prematurely delivered Lainee Sweeney — pictured resting in an incubator at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola —by cesarean section last month due to her mother’s H1N1 inuenza and pneumonia diagnosis. Comics character answers Crestview boy’s question WANT TO DONATE? See www. crestviewbulletin. com/health to learn more about the Sweeney family or donate to their medical expenses fund BRIAN HH U GH GH ES | News Bulletin Crestview resident Michael Skinner cradles a stuffed Shagg E. Dawg toy, the latest addition to his collection of 44 plush animals. The comic strip “Ask Shagg” featured the 10-year-old’s question about animal life in the Northwest Florida Daily News’ Dec. 8 edition. F ACE ACE BOOK Find us at www. crestviewbulletin TT W ITTEITTE R Follow us at cnbulletin Community . .................. A2 Government. ................ A3 Education . .................... A4 Faith . ........................... A6 Classieds . ................... A7 Sports. ......................... A8 TATAB LELE OF CC O NTENTNTENT S A Halifax Media paper read by 10,450 people every week ININ S II D EE TT OD AA Y United Methodist Children’s Home gets $1K donation, A2 ••• County ofcials plan Holt recreation area, A3 Baker School students celebrate senior citizens, A4 ••• Obituary: Hazel Ruth (Law) Collins, of Crestview, A6 LIBRARY TO HOST PICTURES WITH SANTA, CRAFTING, A2 Carver-Hill Museum recognized for continuing MLK’s legacy, A3


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The money will greatly bene t the ve kids, ages 13 to 17, who reside at the Duggan Street facility, Shanda Davis, a youth care worker at the home, said. “It is going for Christmas gifts for the kids, and will help pay for activities when we go somewhere on eld trips,” Davis said. Sometimes, as many as 12 kids live at the home, Colby said. Monetary gifts make a big difference in the children’s lives because they are too old to receive gifts from “angel trees.” Under the latter program, donors pull an ornament imprinted with a child’s name and purchase an age-appropriate gift. “If it (wasn’t) for donations like ours, the kids wouldn’t have any gifts since the home only receives enough funding for the essentials,” club vice president John Colby said. The car club’s members traditionally put money raised from their signature events — such as the spring Average Joe Car Show on Main Street — back into the community. FROM STAFF REPORTS CRESTVIEW — North Okaloosa residents can celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah on Thursday during Noel Night at the Crestview Public Library. Families can participate in a scavenger hunt and have the opportunity to meet and have photographs with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. In addition, attendees can make a snowman Christmas tree ornament or a craft stick-based kinara — the traditional candle holder in Kwanzaa celebrations — or a menorah — the traditional lamp stand in Hanukkah celebrations — event organizer Heather Nitzel said. Soloist J.R. Lewis, Emmanuel Baptist Church’s worship music team and Chanticleer, Crestview High School’s elite mixed show choir, will provide entertainment. Snacks and refreshments, including freshly baked cookies from the Friends of the Library, will be available. The event is free, and library staffers will sell $1 raf e tickets for the chance to win a local artist’s painting. Proceeds will help pay for new books. Library staff also will collect canned food items for the Sharing and Caring food pantry in Crestview, Nitzel said. WANT TO GO? WHAT: Noel Night WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 WHERE: Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive COST: Free Santa photos, crafting opportunities available during Noel Night SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Crestview United Methodist Children’s Home spiritual care minister Mary Sims and group home supervisor Mae Knox receive a check for $1,000 from Spanish Trail Cruisers president Mike Turman, secretary Doug Faircloth and vice president John Colby. Revved up for Christmas United Methodist Children’s Home gets $1K boost for gifts Growing up, decorating the house with lights and trimming the Christmas tree were holiday highlights. I was excited to see relatives and hoped St. Nick would bring the one item I asked for, usually a doll or a teddy bear. Boy, how much times have changed. My youngest daughter received an iPad for her last birthday. She’s 4! I got my rst computer in college. Our kids live in a time of such privilege or — depending on your view — maybe I did. And maybe this season has lost its wholesomeness. My German grandmother used to tell me about families leaving shoes and stockings outside the door, hoping St. Nikolaus would ll them with candy or fruit. They do this each year on Dec. 6 and celebrated Christmas later in the month, but only to observe Jesus’ birth. Protestants changed the tradition so that Santa comes on Christmas Eve. Eventually, the jolly old elf started bringing electronics and bigger items. I don’t mean to be a Grinch, but Christmas has became too commercialized and, perhaps, many people have forgotten the season’s true meaning. Remember: Christmas is a time for joy, cheer, happiness, celebration, camaraderie and love of humankind. The holiday originated from a time when luxury was lacking, so it’s supposed to be about how much thought we put in, not how much we spend. If we can get back to this mindset, there may be hope for us yet. Amber Kelley lives in Laurel Hill. Send news or comments to Hobo. or P.O. Box 163, Laurel Hill, FL, 32567. AMBER KELLEY The Hobo Homefront Observing Christmas’ true meaning brings hope THE HOBO HOMEFRONT MORE COMMUNITY NEWS, A3 “If it (wasn’t) for donations like ours, the kids wouldn’t have any gifts since the home only receives enough funding for the essentials.” John Colby Spanish Trail Cruisers club vice president


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Property owners saved $5.8 million by paying their taxes while the 4 percent early-payment discount was in force, Anderson said. Internet payment transactions increased 52.5 percent and Echeck transactions increased by 30 percent in November. County residents who pay taxes due by Dec. 31 can bene t from a 3 percent discount. An installment payment plan is also available. Call 651-7300 or visit for more details. 4th board member selected to spend Florida’s BP oil spill funds Destin CPA Stephen Riggs IV has been chosen as the fourth member — third from Okaloosa County — of a board that spends a big chunk of whatever BP oil spill nes are paid to the state. Triumph Gulf Coast is a ve-member board with the authority to “create and administer” a recovery fund established with 75 percent of whatever money comes to the state from BP when a lawsuit brought by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is settled. That percentage — of what could be more than $1 billion — will be distributed to Okaloosa, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties, which were deemed disproportionately affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Riggs will serve on the board with fellow Destinarea residents Pam Dana and Bob Bonezzi. Allan Bense of Bay County, a former Florida House speaker, also will serve. Gov. Rick Scott will select the fth member. Legislation drawn up by state Senate President Don Gaetz and state Rep. Matt Gaetz will create a 30-year sinking fund the board can draw from each year, Riggs said. Holt to have a new recreation spot HOLT — Okaloosa County commissioners have approved a plan to develop a small recreation area on about 3 acres owned by the Holt Volunteer Fire Department. The re department plans to build a new re station on the land but has offered a portion of the property to the county. Under the agreement, the county will lease part of the lot from the re department for $1 a year. The parcel — which sits on the south side of U.S. Highway 90 just east of Summertime Lane — would include a small community center and play structures, according to John Hofstad, the county’s public works director. The county has $200,000 budgeted for a park, Hofstad said. BEN ANDERSON Okaloosa County tax collector COMMUNITY from page A2 SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Bentina Terry, Gulf Power vice president of External Affairs and Corporate Services, left, and Ed Taylor, the utility’s Fort Walton Beach district manager, far right, present a $2,500 check to George Stakley and Carver-Hill Museum board members during a Dec. 6 ceremony. The utility recognized the Crestview museum for continuing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. CARVER-HILL MUSEUM EARNS POWER OF SERVICE AWARD


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Seeing the eagle is becoming common — particularly since the bird was removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s threatened and endangered species list in 2007 — Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge director Amanda Wilkerson said. The bald eagle’s increasing numbers have been evident to staffers who have rehabilitated several of the birds the past two years, she said. “If there are more being injured, than that means that there are more out there,” she said. Copeland said he thinks Baker’s birds enjoy eating animal carcasses on the side of the road. “There always seems to be a possum that don’t make it across (Highway 4),” he said. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN Motorists on Sunday stop on the shoulder of State Road 4 in Baker to watch and photograph a bald eagle near Josh Copeland’s residence. “BETHLEHEM MORNING” CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: 9 a.m. Dec. 15, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2250 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview. Christmas Choir will present Russell Mauldin and Sue Smith production. Details: 682-5280 or WEST SIDE ASSEMBLY GUEST SPEAKERS for 11 a.m. Sunday morning services at West Side Assembly of God, Kit Drive, Crestview: Brothers David Elliot, Dec. 15; Joshua Ansley, Dec. 22, and Cecil Pinner, Dec. 29. Details: Victor Kolmetz, 758-7206. DECLARATION OF CASTILLIAN SPRINGS CONCERT: 6 p.m. Dec. 14, Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. Cost: $10 at the door. Love offering received. Details: Libby White, 496-7106. CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Woodlawn Baptist Church, 824 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” set in 1941, tells the story of the West family and a nation on the brink of World War II. F AITH Saturday, December 14, 2013 Page A6 CALENDAR Send your church’s announcements to Panic! Hurry! Cook food! Buy gifts! Mail cards! Pull out hair! ’Tis the season, you know. The Bible tells us God came on a silent night when there was a bright star in the heavens; shepherds were watching their ocks. Now, we remember that wondrous time by being as noisy, busy and panicked as possible. What must God think of this craziness? This is a time to remember the gift of love that God freely and lovingly gave. It is a time to remember we could purchase nothing that comes close to equaling God’s gift to the world. Give your heart if you want to give a priceless present. First, give it to God. Then give it to people around you, those who may sometimes be taken for granted or neglected. Your gift will be accepted with great joy and thanksgiving. The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor. Comparing the rst Christmas to today’s chaos REV. MARK BROADHEAD From the Pulpit Hazel Ruth Collins, 65, of Crestview, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Hazel was born June 26, 1948 in Andalusia, Ala., to Cardell and Willie Mae Law. Her loving husband, Mr. Jesse Frank Collins, preceded her in death. She leaves two sons, Jeffrey (Ramona) Hughes, Richmond, Va., and Rodney Law, Evergreen, Ala.; and four sisters, Lillie (Robert) Rutland, Martha Hill and Sherry Holden, all of Crestview, and Mary Brooks of Jacksonville. Survivors also include two grandchildren, Rodney Law II of Evergreen, and Ronald Hence of Richmond; and one aunt, Jewel (Dankey) Crittenden of Andalusia. She also leaves four nieces, Valarie Rutland and Tonja Holden of Crestview, and Krystal Lewis-Rolle (Deangelo) and Courtney Mosley of Jacksonville; one nephew, Demetrius Holden of Crestview; a host of cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. All will cherish her memory. Viewing is 10-10:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 603 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview. An 11 a.m. home-going service and interment at Rockhill Cemetery, Rockhill, with McKinnie Funeral Home directing, will follow. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at http://obits. Hazel Ruth (Law) Collins OBITUARY The News Bulletin publishes north Okaloosa County residents and former residents’ obituaries for $45 including a photo. Family members should write the obituaries and funeral homes should submit them to the newspaper for con rmation. We may edit submissions for style. Call 682-6524 or email news@ for more information. Comparing the rst Christmas FROM THE PULPIT EAGLE from page A1


ClassifiedsCrestview News Bulletin |A7 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Customer Support Legal Advertising Clerk The Northwest Florida Daily News is looking for an individual to join our fast paced legal department. The job includes typesetting, scheduling public notices and oversees the preparation of legal affidavits. PC Window and Excel necessary. The ideal candidates must be skilled in computer data entry & type 45 wpm. Must also give attention to detail, have excellent spelling, grammar and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent proof reading is a must. The Daily News offers an excellent benefit package, health, dental, vision coverage and 401k. Drug screen and background check will be required. Email resume to Interview will be scheduled. Drug-free workplace -EOE Web ID 34274703 Text FL74703 to 56654 Marketing Entry Level Marketing Specialist The News Herald is looking for an entry-level marketing specialist to assist with marketing support and document presentations for our sales team in a timely, accurate, and cost effective manner. This position will assist with sales proposals and interview preparation under the direction of the Regional Marketing Director, assist with development and coordination of marketing materials and branding, update and maintain files and documents and utilize effective written and oral communication skills. In addition, the position will provide assistance for event planning and conference attendance. Candidates should have an Associate’s degree and must be skilled in Powerpoint, InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. Applicable experience may be substituted in lieu of formal education. The News Herald offers the following benefits: medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401(k) plan; vacation and sick leave; and disability insurance. To apply, send resume to: or come by the office at 501 W. 11th Street to complete an employment application. Hiring will be contingent on a background check and drug screen. Web ID#: 34274489 Text FL74489 to 56654 Legal # 161729 OKALOOSAISLAND LEASEHOLD CONVERSION REQUEST FOR BIDS ON HOLIDAY ISLE\OKALOOSA ISLAND PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida will open sealed Bids on the 2nd day of January, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Room 204, 302 N. Wilson Street, Okaloosa County Courthouse Extension, Crestview, FL32536 from: Tran DeGaulle, LLC, ALouisiana Limited Liability Company Lot 347, Block 6, Revised Plat of Santa Rosa Island Subdivision Blocks 6 & 7, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 168, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida Bid Forms may be procured from Surety Land Title of Florida, LLC. 4100 S. Ferdon Blvd, Ste B3, Crestview, FL 32536. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive minor irregularities in the proposals submitted. OKALOOSACOUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS By: Don R. Amunds, Chairman 12/07/2013 12/14/2013 Legal # 161745 IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013 CC 001709 TWIN LAKES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation, Plaintiff, v. RICHARD P. GOODE, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Richard P. Goode 17735 Gulf Blvd. #205 Redington Shores, FL 33708 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to enforce and foreclose a Claim of Lien for condominium assessments and to foreclose any claims which are inferior to the right, title and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the following described property: Lot 17, Twin Lakes, being a portion of undivided Township 2, South, Range 22 West, Okaloosa County, Florida, according to Plat recorded in Plat Book 18, Page 98-99, of the Public Records of said County. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff’s attorney, Raymond F. Newman, Jr., Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Suite 7, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548, on or before thirty (30) days from the date of first publication and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court December 6, 2013. Don W. Howard Clerk of said Court BY: Nancy Moxcey as Deputy Clerk Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)664-2229 (850)664-7882 Fax 12/14/2013 12/21/2013 Legal # 161752 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13CP948 Division _____ IN RE: ESTATE OF TROYCE MILTON FELTMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Troyce Milton Feltman, deceased, whose date of death was March 20, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0922, file number 13CP948, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 E James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER 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. 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PAGE 8 Saturday, December 14, 2013 A Page 8 Section SPORTS SHORTS S PORTS L IFESTYLE By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian CRESTVIEW — Mama’s in bloom just in time for Christmas, and that warms Betty Woodward’s heart. The pink Christmas cactus was her late mother’s only potted plant and, when it blooms, Woodward thinks fond thoughts of her mom, Verna Louise Gillis Williams. “It always sat on her side porch,” Woodward said. “She’d always be waiting by the porch when we’d come visit, leaning against a pillar.” Woodward said other family members took cuttings from the cactus before she brought it home to Crestview from her mother’s house near Red Level, Ala. She named the plant “Mama” in memory of her mother. When a cutting is inadvertently knocked off the plant, Woodward promptly puts it in water to root, and gives away the new plant. Mama’s offspring are scattered far and wide, she said. “I’ve taken care of Mama for 32 years,” Woodward said. “She’s a centerpiece when you walk in my door. She welcomes everyone when they visit.” Mama’s buds began to open earlier this week. “It bloomed its heart out,” Woodward said. “I know it has 200-plus blooms on it. She’s just laden with them.” Woodward carefully covers Mama during cold nights to prevent damage. The plant is too heavy to be moved inside. “Everybody says, ‘Look after Mama.’ There’s a lot of sentimental value,” Woodward said. She calls her Lakeside East home “a memory house of Christmas.” Each piece in the home, which is aglow with Christmas dcor, holds a dear memory. That’s the way it should be, Woodward said. “I think people have a tendency to lose the closeness of family,” she said. “I have stories about everything in this house.” BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin Mama, a Christmas cactus with more than 200 owers, is almost in full bloom on Betty Woodward’s front landing. Crestview woman’s Christmas cactus covered in 200-plus blooms TODAY High school wrestling Crestview at Capital City Classic, TBA MONDAY High school boys basketball Ponce de Leon at Laurel Hill: JV, 6 p.m.; V, 7:15 p.m. High school girls basketball Holmes County at Baker: JV, 5:30 p.m.; V, 6:45 p.m. High school wrestling Crestview at Choctawhatchee, 5:30 p.m. Middle school boys basketball Davidson at Bruner, 5 p.m. Meigs at Shoal River, 5 p.m. Middle school girls basketball Davidson at Bruner, 6:30 p.m. Meigs at Shoal River, 6:30 p.m. Middle school boys soccer Bruner at Davidson, 6:15 p.m. Shoal River at Meigs, 6:15 p.m. Middle school girls soccer Bruner at Davidson, 5 p.m. Shoal River at Meigs, 5 p.m. TUESDAY High school boys basketball Fort Walton Beach at Crestview: JV, 5:30 p.m.; V, 7 p.m. Kinston at Laurel Hill: JV, 4:30 p.m.; V, 7 p.m. Baker at Northview: JV, 5 p.m.; V, 6:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Crestview at Milton: JV, 5:30 p.m.; V, 7 p.m. Kinston at Laurel Hill, 6 p.m. Baker at Northview, 5 p.m. High school boys soccer Navarre at Crestview: JV, 5 p.m.; V, 7 p.m. The News Bulletin welcomes stories and announcements for the sports calendar. Email stories and photos to Randy Dickson, randyd@ Submission deadlines are 9 a.m. Monday for Wednesday’s edition and 9 a.m. Thursday for Saturday’s edition. Announcements publish according to available space. By RANDY DICKSON 682-6524 | @BigRandle CRESTVIEW — If there were any doubts that high school wresting is alive and well in Crestview, those doubts were erased Wednesday night as Crestview hosted Gulf Breeze in the Bulldog Brawl. The match was the rst for the Bulldogs in two years, and a nearly packed house showed up to cheer on the grapplers. When the nal match was complete, the visiting Dolphins came out on top 46-36. “I thought it was an outstanding night for Crestview wrestling,” Bulldog Coach Andrew Black said. “It’s great to be a Crestview Bulldog. We had nothing but great support from the parents, faculty, students and community. “I’m just constantly amazed (by) the support of the community. This was a great foundation for what we are trying to do here, not just for wrestling, but (also) for Crestview athletics.” Crestview was forced to forfeit two matches because the Bulldogs had no one in the weight classes. That was the difference in the ultimate outcome. Gulf Breeze picked up 12 points for the two forfeits. But winners were plentiful for the Bulldogs, who had 28 competitors in the match. Josh Cantwell picked up a win via the pin in the 106-pound weight class. Justin Witt got a pin in the 113-pound class. Ricquan Bembo (132), Christian Zoppina (152), Kollin Watson (160) and James Mandicino (220) also picked up pins and wins for the Bulldogs. Zoppina, a senior, was happy to have a nal home match after the last Bulldog home match came his sophomore year. “That will be my last tournament at home, but it will be good for building the future,” he said. By RANDY DICKSON 682-6524 | @BigRandle CRESTVIEW — Mercedeze Claybrone was hitting on all cylinders for Fort Walton Beach High School’s girls basketball team Tuesday night as the Vikings took on Crestview in a District 1-7A game. Claybrone scored a game-high 36 points and had just enough help from her friends as Fort Walton Beach rolled to a 57-51 win. Crestview’s loss to the Vikings came one night after the Bulldogs beat Walton 66-64 in a game that came down to the last minute. Bulldog Coach Kathy Combest said Monday’s game might have affected her team’s performance against the Vikings. “It probably took a little bit out of us,” she said of Monday’s game. “But we’ve got to make the plays. We’ve got to make the layups. We’ve got to control the blocks (rebounding).” Claybrone’s rst basket came with 5:15 left in the rst quarter, giving the Vikings a lead they held the rest of the game. It might have taken the 5-foot-11 senior three minutes to get warmed up, but once she got started, she was virtually unstoppable. Claybrone did most of her damage inside the paint on a variety of backdoor cuts. She also hit 10 of 15 free throws. Claybrone nished the rst quarter with 10 points. And though she was a onewoman show, the Bulldogs kept things close, playing team basketball and sharing the wealth. Crestview freshman KK McTear, who scored 29 points against Walton on Monday, remained hot Tuesday with 21 points. Six of McTear’s points came in the rst quarter as Fort Walton Beach led 13-9 after one. Ariann Simms came on strong in the second quarter for the Bulldogs (4-5, 1-2), scoring seven of her 15 points in the period. Simms’ strong showing allowed Crestview to cut a point off the Viking lead as the teams headed to halftime with Fort Walton Beach up 26-23. Three points was as close as Crestview got all night. Claybrone’s hot play early in the third quarter allowed the Vikings to extend the lead to 33-24. But a young Bulldog team, often with three freshmen on the court at once, refused to break. Nyquaja Collins scored ve points in the third, keeping Crestview in the game. Collins’ 3-point play, with 52 seconds left in the quarter, cut the Viking lead back to three points. But the Vikings hit a pair of late free throws, ending the period and extending the lead back to ve points. The fourth quarter was all about free throws as the Vikings got to the line 16 times and scored seven points from the stripe. The Bulldogs only had seven free throws in the period and hit four. In the end, free throws might have been as big a factor in the game’s outcome as Claybrone was. The Vikings went to the line 35 times and hit 17 free throws, while Crestview only shot 18 free throws and hit 11 of them. Claybrone scored most of her points from inside the paint. By RANDY DICKSON 682-6524 | @BigRandle BAKER — Baker School’s boys basketball team, propelled by a 14-0 game opening salvo, beat North Bay Haven Academy 80-68 on Thursday. Baker Coach Mike Martello hoped the Gators’ second straight win was an indication good things are happening for his team. “We won Monday (against Central) and we won (Thursday), so maybe we can get things going our way,” he said. “We have to learn from it that even if we are having that kind of success, we can’t take a play or two off.” A 3-point basket by Brooks Taylor with 4:28 capped an early run by the Gators. A Mitchell Moss basket with 3:50 left in the rst quarter nally got the Buccaneers on the scoreboard. But Baker (3-4) wasn’t ready to ease up on the visitors. Back-to-back baskets by Justin Morgan were followed by a Taylor 2-pointer as the Gators pushed the lead to 20-2. Austin Walters hit a 3-pointer and Justin Shaw added a basket later in the quarter as Baker was up 25-8 at the end of the rst quarter. The Gators continued to pour it on in the second quarter, using a strong defense to lead with a 24point advantage at the half. Seven Gators scored in the second quarter as Baker put 25 points on the board. Colton Kilpatrick’s one score of the game was Baker’s rst basket of the second period. Jonathan Gatewood scored back-toback baskets to close the Gator scoring in the quarter. Shaw, Taylor, Walters, Austin Martin and Sage Smith scored between Kilpatrick and Gatewood’s scores. With Baker up by 24 as the teams took the court for the start of the second half, it seemed to be just a matter of the Gators nishing off the Buccaneers. But North Bay Haven refused to go quietly into the late fall evening. Baskets started falling for the Buccaneers as the Gators eased up on defensive pressure in the second half. Slowly but surely, North Bay Haven inched closer to the Gators. “We kind of lost focus a little (in the second half),” Martello said. “At halftime, we talked about not losing focus and just winning the second half. “I think having that big lead just got us complacent.” The Buccaneers knocked 10 points off Baker’s lead in the third quarter, but still trailed by 14 as the fourth quarter started. North Bay Haven cut the Gator lead to 10 points twice in the fourth quarter, but Baker had an answer each time. A Darius Richardson basket with 5:17 left in the fourth pulled the visitors to within 10 of the Gators, but Taylor converted on a 3point play to push the lead back to 13 at 66-53. Less than 30 seconds later, ,he Bucs were back to within 10 points of the Gators with a score of 66-56. Walters responded with a 3-pointer with 4:33 left in the period and Baker was able to hold off the Buccaneer rally. Five Gators scored in double gures. Morgan led the way with 18 points. Walters had 15, Taylor 13 and Hicks and Shaw each had 10. North Bay Haven’s David Jones topped all scorers with 24 points. Gators roar past Buccaneers Claybrone powers Vikings past Bulldogs RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin Crestview’s Justin Witt attempts to ip Gulf Breeze’s Wes Alexander. Big night for Bulldog wrestling BETTY WOODWARD