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Obituaries ..................A2 Community .....A4 and A9 Opinion ....................A6 Faith .........................A7 Bulletin Board ............A9 A3April is Child Abuse Prevention MonthA4Eglin AFB advises aircraft noise Saturday, March 31, 2018 EGLIN AFB PREPARES FOR WORST-CASE SCENARIO | A4 CHECK OUT THESE EASTER ACTIVITIES | A7 @cnbulletin facebook.com/crestviewbulletin50 Â¢ crestviewbulletin.com Vol. 43 Issue 26WEEKEND EDITION By Aaron Jacobs @cnb_ajacobs | ajacobs@ crestviewbulletin.comCRESTVIEW Â„ An impas-sioned sermon at a local church may have sparked a fruitless police search for an allegedlarge group of home-less children living in the woods around Crestview.Crestview Police Department sent out a media release March 22 denying rumors that there was a Âcolony of five dozen homeless teens living in the woods somewhere in the city.ÂŽBrian Hughes, public infor-mation officer for CPD, said the department had received numerous calls regarding the rumors, prompting an investigation.ÂWe started getting phone calls about it,ÂŽ Hughes said. ÂOur investigators, actually some people contacted them personally, so it kind of became clear that we had to do something about it.ÂŽRumors of homeless people living in the woods around Crestview are not a new phenomenon, and theyÂre not always baseless. Hughes, who once worked as a reporter for the News Bulletin, recounted a story he wrote in 2015 about a small homeless encampment near Ridge Crest Estates. But talk of a large group of homeless teens living in one area is entirely different, and it caused alarm among some residents.The rumor may have its roots in a sermon given recently at a local church. Investigation into homeless teens comes up emptyHughes By Renee Bell 682-6524 | @cnbRenee | reneeb@ crestviewbulletin.comCRESTVIEW Â„ A group of relatives and friends gathered March 27 in honor of Calandra Stallworth, a Crestview resident who has been missing for a year.Lighted candles and flow-ers surrounded StallworthÂs photo placed on a chair on her grandmotherÂs porch, just a few feet away from the house Stallworth once rented for herself and her ÂWe love you, Calandra!ÂA chair with Calandra StallworthÂs photo was surrounded by Â” owers and candles during a brief ceremony held in her honor in Crestview. [RENEE BELL | NEWS BULLETIN] Joan Harvey (green shirt) stands next to her daughter, Shelia Knight (blue shirt) during the March 27 ceremony for Calandra Stallworth. Stallworth has been missing since March of 2017. [RENEE BELL | NEWS BULLETIN] By Aaron Jacobs @cnb_ajacobs | ajacobs@ crestviewbulletin.comCRESTVIEW Â„ Northwest Florida State College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 27 at the Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center in Crestview.The ceremony dedicated a new North Okaloosa office for state representative Mel Ponder. It was also a show-case of the Bob Sikes exhibit, which flanks PonderÂs new office and is curated by the Heritage Museum of North-west Florida.Devin Stephenson, president of Northwest Florida State College, introduced Ponder at the event.ÂWeÂre welcoming repre-sentative Mel Ponder, who is just a phenomenal servant, a servant leader to our area, to this campus by providing him an office and the technology that he needs to do good work and to bring home the bacon, which heÂs done so well,ÂŽ Stephenson said.Stephenson praised Ponder for his efforts in shepherding a bill that would reduce or eliminate college tuition fees for active duty service members in the state of Flor-ida. The bill, sponsored by Ponder, cleared both houses of the Florida legislature by unanimous vote and was signed into law March 13 by Governor Rick Scott.Ponder spoke about the need to have an office in the north end of the county as well as the south.ÂOur office is in Fort Walton, and although I was mayor formerly of Destin, we felt Fort Walton was where we were supposed to put that office,ÂŽ Ponder said. ÂBut Dr. Stephenson always had an idea of what could we do on the north end.ÂŽPonder praised the city of Crestview and Mayor David Cadle specifically, mention-ing the cityÂs growth over the past few years.ÂIÂve really loved the city of NWFSC dedicates Crestview o ce for Rep. PonderMembers of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce and others gather for a ribbon-cutting in the new ofÂ“ ce of state Rep. Mel Ponder, left. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] Friends, family remember missing Crestview residentSee PONDER, A3 See TEENS, A5 See CALANDRA, A3By Aaron Jacobs Crestview News BulletinCRESTVIEW Â„ The Okaloosa County Master Gar-deners held their 17th annual awards program March 28 at the Gerald Edmonson County Extension Building.The ceremony honored Master Gardeners in several categories, such as service to youth and community outreach. The group also recognized volunteers that reached various service mile-stones in 2017.Lannie Corbin, who has served as NicevilleÂs City Manager for 46 years,received the 2017 Friend of the Master Gar-dener Award.Master Gardeners are volunteers that undergo training on gardening and Master Gardeners recognized for community service See SERVICE, A5
** A2 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin OBITUARIESDr. John M. Allman III was born April 15th, 1938 in Guin, Alabama, as the only child to Terrell Pettus Allman and Donnie Mae Allman. He was the salutatorian of Marion County High School graduating class of 1956 and went on to attend Auburn University. While at Auburn, he met his future wife, Carolyn Sellers. John was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and received a BS in Economics. They wed in 1960 after both graduated from Auburn. Later that same year, he received a fellowship to Florida State University in order to complete his masterÂs degree in Geography which he completed in 1961. Shortly after that, he joined the United States Air Force as an officer. John is a war veteran having served in Vietnam as an intelligence officer from 1965-66. After a few years as an intelligence officer, he was recruited to the Air Force Academy to be an assistant professor of Geography. He continued his education and was able to finish his doctoral degree in Historical Geography in 1978 from the University of Maryland. His dissertation focused on the history of Marion County, Alabama, where he was born. He remains one of the foremost historians of Northwest Alabama. His military career took him and his family to Hurlburt Field in 1980 where he worked as an instructor at the Special Operations School before retirement in 1984. After retirement from the Air Force, he continued his work in academia as a professor for Troy University. John is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his son, Jeff; his granddaughter, Katelyn; his grandson, Hudson; his son, Kevin, and his daughter in law, Jenifer. He resided in the Fort Walton/Shalimar area from 1980 until the time of his death. A visitation was held at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach on March 29th followed by a service. In lieu of flowers, please present any donations in JohnÂs honor to The Marion County Historical Society, PO Box 492, Hamilton, AL 35570. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www. emeraldcoastfuneralhome. com .DR. JOHN M. ALLMAN III1938 2018 Eunice Altman, 97 of Ft. Walton, passed away on March 20th, 2018. Funeral Services will be 11 AM, March 31st at Hollywood COGIC with Supt. Willie Sheffield, officiating. Interment will be at Beal Memorial Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, directing. She is survived by a sister, Mary Williams Riley of Cleveland, OH; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Viewing will be 1hr prior to services.EUNICE ALTMANMajor James D. Boney, 88, of Fort Walton Beach, FL passed away peacefully Sunday, March 25, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born August 10, 1929, to James H. Boney and Eva Merritt Boney Matthews in Sampson County (Clinton) North Carolina. Jim married his sweetheart Kay on August 31, 1960. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Newport News Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia for two years prior to his enlistment in the United States Air Force. Jim's career in the U.S. Air Force began in San Antonio, Texas where he attended Officer Candidate School and went on to pilot training. He graduated from pilot training at Reese Air Force Base as a young 2nd lieutenant and began flying B-36's. He checked out in many types of multi engines before going on to jet school. In 1963, he exceeded the speed of sound in a USAF F-100 Super Sabre and became a member of the Mach Buster's Club. His flying career ended in 1970 after crashing in his F-84F. After rehabilitation and discharge from the Air Force in 1972, he enrolled at Toledo University in Toledo, Ohio. Jim and his family retired in Fort Walton Beach FL. Jim had many interests but his first love was golf where he learned to overcome his disabilities and returned to a very low handicapper. Some of his other interests were spending time at the beach, swimming, reading, crossword puzzles and he loved all sports. He coached Little League Hockey in Toledo for two years. Jim also loved to entertain and was known for his "Blackeye peas". He had a pot of peas for good luck on the stove every New YearÂs Eve for 35 years. Jim joined the Air Commando Association when he moved to Fort Walton Beach and was the Editor of the ACA Newsletter for 24 years. He thoroughly enjoyed being the editor and planning all the golf tournaments. He also became a member of the Daedalians and Quiet Birdmen. Jim will always be remembered for his sense of humor, unselfish giving of his time, his generosity, his love of his country and the USAF, and for the encouragement he always gave to his family and friends. Jim is survived by his wife, Kay Boney; daughter Debbie Moncrief (Dave); grandchildren, Ashleigh and David Jr; daughter, Brenda Phipps (Troy); grandchildren, Brittany and Troy Jr. Jim is also survived by his sister, Mildred Matthis, brother, Jim O. Boney and several very special nieces and nephews. Jim is predeceased by his parents, James H. Boney and Eva Merritt Boney Matthews; stepfather Vaiden Matthews; sister Jean Peterson (William); brother-n-law Clifton Matthis, and nephew, Michael Peterson. Visitation will be Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Road N.W. in Fort Walton Beach, FL followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to the Wounded Warriors and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed and placed at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.comJAMES D. BONEY1929 2018 Anita M. Curato, 92, formerly of Rumford, Maine, passed away on March 19, 2018, at the Fort Walton Beach Rehabilitation Center, after suffering through a long illness. Anita was born in Rumford, Maine, on September 6, 1925, daughter of the late Eli and Marguerite Gallant. She was educated in Rumford schools and later worked in the Oxford Paper Mill, Rumford, the Diamond Match Company, Dixfield, and later, the Oxford Bowling Lanes, Rumford, Maine. On October 7, 1946, Anita was married to Frank (Carm) William Curato, in Rumford, ME, and they worked and raised their family there. She was a communicant of St. Athanasius Church in Rumford. They were married for 63 years until the passing of her husband in 2009. Anita loved sewing, crocheting and knitting, and made many beautiful items over the years. She also took such pleasure in landscaping her yards and planting her flower gardens. She loved living in their little community in Smith Crossing, Rumford. Later, in 1987, they moved south to Fort Walton Beach, FL. Anita was a quiet loving soul and she will be missed dearly. Anita is survived by her son, James (Jim) Curato of Rumford, ME; her daughter, Linda Larson and husband Larry of Fort Walton Beach, FL; grandchildren, Lindsay Larson and Lance Larson, both of Fort Walton Beach, Lona Macatrao and husband Johnny and son Jonathon of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Theresa Clifford, of Marietta, GA, and many inlaws, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Eli and Marguerite Gallant, her husband Frank, her sister Eva Barton, her brothers William Gallant and Ovide Gallant. A Celebration of Life service was held on Friday, March 30, 2018, at DavisWatkins Funeral Home, 113 NE Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Anita was placed at the Barrancas National Cemetery Columbarium, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL, with her husband Frank. We want to thank the staff at the Fort Walton Rehabilitation Center for their care and kindness during Anita's time there. To share memories, express condolences and sign the guestbook, please visit www.daviswatkins.comANITA M. CURATO1925 2018Jean Paul Holland, age 77, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crestview. Jean retired with the Okaloosa County school system, where she worked as a library assistant and secretary. Jean enjoyed cooking, reading, loved her plants, but most of all loved time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Holland; parents, Jack and Arvie Davis; also, her brothers and a sister in law, Tommy Davis, Johnny Ray Davis and Teresa. Jean is survived by children, Lana Paul Bridge, Alan Paul and wife Dawn, Jimmy Holland and wife Jennifer, and Lee and wife Michelle Holland; brother, Lester Davis and wife Janice; sister, Debbie Carr and husband Greg; grandchildren, Courtney Johnson and husband Kevin, Taylor Paul and wife Mallory, Ella Holland, Abby Holland, Gracie Holland, Zoie Holland, Sarah Holland and Devin Holland; greatgrandchildren, Addelyn and Koby Johnson. Visitationwas heldon Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. The celebration of JeanÂs life was held on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Chapel of WhitehurstPowell Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery. In lieu, of flowers family asks that donations be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church Crestview. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.comJEAN PAUL HOLLAND Dorothy Mutter Murphy, aged ninety-five, died on March 21, 2018 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Dorothy was that special kind of person that everyone loved. She had a way of making everyone feel at ease and as if they had known her all their lives. A devout Roman Catholic, Dorothy was a member of St. Mary Church in Fort Walton Beach since 1952. She was a long-time member of the Burse Club, auxiliary member of National Council of Catholic Women and auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Murphy, Jr in 1995 and is survived by three sons, James S. Murphy (Linda) of Fort Walton Beach; Michael B. Murphy (Linda) of Fort Walton Beach; Dennis E. Murphy (Maru) of Opp, AL and daughter, Sue Ellen Haas (Michael) of Pensacola, FL. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren and one brother Lloyd Mutter (Marilyn) of Metairie, LA. The family wishes to thank all the ladies from St Mary Church who faithfully brought her Eucharist once she was housebound and who then became dear friends of hers. Also, special thanks to the staff of Belvedere Commons Assisted Living Facility for their excellent care and special attention to Mom. She loved you all. A celebration of DorothyÂs life will take place at St Mary Church, 110 St Mary Avenues SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:00PM with a recitation of the Rosary at 12:30PM, visitors will be received at 12:00PM. In Lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1655 McGill Ave, Mobile, AL 33604. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www. mclaughlinmortuary.comDOROTHY MURPHY 1922 2018It is with great sadness that the family of JR Ussery (Herman L. Ussery Jr.) announces his passing on November 25, 2017. His passing was a sudden shock to all family and friends after he learned of his diagnosis of Leukemia on 11/5/17 and passed away only 20 days later. JR is survived by his son, Robert Rodriguez and daughter, Marsha Kovalack, 2 grandchildren Bobby Rodriguez and Isabel DeGurski, 1 great-grandchild Addison Rodriguez, 2 brothers Chance Cawthorn & David Ussery and 3 sisters: Vickie Patterson (Cawthorn), Tina Marcelin (Cawthorn) and Irene Taylor. JR will also be lovingly remembered by his former wife, Debra Manis and step-daughter, Kimberly Gauthier and many other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Delores Cawthorn, stepfather, Wayne Cawthorn, father, Herman Ussery, brother Richard Ussery and sister Barbara Taylor. JR was a US Navy veteran who was proud to have served his country and owned a successful painting business. Family, friends and neighbors knew JR as a man of directness, wisdom and an amazing giving heart. He was known by numerous nicknames such as ÂPopsÂŽ and ÂBig BrotherÂŽ and others not so appropriate for print. :-) No matter what, you knew where you stood with him and knew he was a loving and forgiving soul who would always give you the shirt off of his back. The family is holding a Celebration of Life ÂpotluckÂŽ /cook-out luncheon on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Noon, at the Liza Jackson Park, 338 Miracle Strip Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. The family asks that instead of donations, please bring iced drinks and/or a dish to compliment the hamburgers and hotdogs the family will provide. Also, please bring a cherished memory or something you would like to say in memory of JR.HERMAN L. USSERY JR.
** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A3 News Bulletin contributorCRESTVIEW Â„ April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview Center wants the community to know how they can help keep children safe from harm.Last year, the Florida Abuse Hotline referred 11,000 calls from the four-county area to the Department of Children and Families for investigation to determine if children could safely remain in their homes. In those instances where it was not safe, FFN received the call to help find homes.FFN services help ensure the safety of children who have been abused, abandoned and neglected. The agency also works with biological parents to provide counseling, education and treatment so that the families can reunite. However, when a judge deems that itÂs not safe for a child to return home, FFN will seek a perma-nent, adoptive home with a relative, close friend or adoptive family.The community also can play a role by fostering, adopting and reporting abuse. Currently, there is a great need for therapeutic, medically complex and behavioral foster care to help children who have experienced severe trauma. Therapeutic foster parents receive extensive evidence-based training, weekly in-home therapist appointments, 24/7 on-call support, monthly reimbursements and 10 paid respite days each year.ÂWe provide tremendous support to our foster parents,ÂŽ Director of Administration and External Affairs Jenn Petion said. ÂWe are there for them 24/7.ÂŽInterested community members should call the following numbers:Â€ Therapeutic foster care 860-4259Â€ Traditional foster care 453-7779Â€ Adoption 469-3847Â€ Report abuse, neglect or exploitation to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 800.962.2873. For the deaf call 800-453-5145. If it is an emergency, please call 911.Children of severe trauma need helpApril is National Child Abuse Prevention month. [PIXABAY.COM] By April Dembosky KQEDLawmakers in Califor-nia will soon begin debate on a bill that would require doctors to screen new moms for mental health problems Â„ once while theyÂre pregnant and again after they give birth.But many obstetricians and pediatricians bristle at the idea, saying they are afraid to screen new moms for depression and anxiety.ÂWhat are you going to do with those people who screen positive?ÂŽ said Dr. Laura Sirott, an OB-GYN who practices in Pasadena. ÂSome providers have nowhere to send them.ÂŽNationally, depression affects up to 1 in 7 women during or after pregnancy, according to the American Psychological Association.And of women who screen positive for the condition, 78 percent donÂt get mental health treatment, according to a 2015 research review published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.Sirott said her patients give a range of reasons why they donÂt take her up on a referral to a psy-chologist: ÂÂOh, they donÂt take my insurance.Â Or Âmy insurance pays for three visits.Â ÂI canÂt take time off work to go to those visits.Â ÂItÂs a three-month wait to get in to that person.ÂÂŽShe said itÂs also hard to find a psychiatrist who is trained in the complexities of prescribing medications to pregnant or breastfeeding women, and who is willing to treat them, especially in rural areas.ÂSo itÂs very frustrating,ÂŽ Sirott said, Âto ask patients about a problem and then not have any way to solve that problem.ÂŽMoms are frustrated, too. After the baby comes, no one asks about the babyÂs mother anymore.Wendy Root Askew struggled for years to get pregnant, and when she finally did, her anxiety got worse. She couldnÂt stop worrying that some-thing would go wrong.ÂAnd then, after I had my son, I would have these dreams where someone would come to the door and they would say, ÂWell, you know, weÂre just going to wait two weeks to see if you get to keep your baby or not,ÂÂŽ Root Askew said. ÂAnd it really impacted my ability to bond with him.ÂŽShe likes CaliforniaÂs bill, AB 2193, because it goes beyond mandated screening. It would require health insur-ance companies to set up case management pro-grams to help moms find a therapist, and connect obstetricians or pediatricians to a psychiatric specialist.ÂJust like we have case management programs for patients who have diabetes or sleep issues or back pain, a case management program requires the insurance company to take some ownership of making sure their patients are getting the treatment they need to be healthy,ÂŽ said Root Askew, who is now advocating for the bill on behalf of the group 2020 Mom.Health insurance com-panies havenÂt taken a position on the legislation. ItÂs unclear how much it would cost them to comply, because some already have infrastruc-ture in place for case management programs, and some do not. But there is consensus among insurers and health advo-cates that such programs save money in the long run.ÂThe sooner that you can get good treat-ment for a mom, the less expensive that condition will be to manage over the course of the womanÂs life and over the course of that childÂs life,ÂŽ Root Askew said.Some doctors still have their objections. Under the bill, they could be disciplined for not screening. Some have said they worry about how much time it would take.The health care system, and the incentives, arenÂt set up for this sort of screening, Sirott said.ÂCurrently, I get $6 for screening a patient,ÂŽ she said. ÂBy the time I put it on a piece of paper and print it, itÂs not worth it.ÂŽItÂs not clear whether the direct and indirect costs of screening would be worth it to the patients, either. Four other states Â„ Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and West Virginia Â„ have tried mandated screening, and it did not result in more women getting treatment, according to a study published in Psychiatric Services in 2015.Even with CaliforniaÂs extra requirement that insurance companies facilitate care, women could still face high copays or limits on the number of therapy sessions. Or, the new mothers might be so overwhelmed with their care for a newborn, that it would be difficult to add anything to their busy schedules.What does seem to work, according to the study of mandated screening in other states, is when nurses or mental health providers visit new moms at home.ÂDespite abundant goodwill, there is no evidence that state poli-cies are addressing this great need,ÂŽ the studyÂs authors report.Supporters of CaliforniaÂs proposed bill, however, say doctors need to start somewhere. Screening is the first step in recognizing the full scope of the problem, said Dr. Nirmaljit Dhami, a Mountain View, Calif., psychiatrist. Women should be screened on an ongoing basis throughout pregnancy and for a year after birth, Dhami said, not just once or twice as the bill requires.ÂI often tell doctors that if you donÂt know that somebody is suicidal it doesnÂt mean that their suicidality will go away,ÂŽ she said. ÂIf you donÂt ask, the risk is the same.ÂŽMaternal mental health: Doctors worry thereÂs Ânowhere to sendÂ new and expectant moms with depression Crestview, and as I got to know it better Â… Main Street, downtown, the history of the city Â… you leave with a little bit in your soul,ÂŽ he said. ÂAnd getting to meet the people here just made it that much better.ÂŽThe new office, on the second floor of the educa-tion center, is adjacent to the exhibition of Bob Sikes memorabilia, and is only a few feet away from SikesÂ former office.Barbara Palmgren, chair of the board of trustees of the Heritage Museum, gave a brief summary of SikesÂ career. She spoke about his two terms as a state representative, drawing a parallel to Pon-derÂs career. Sikes went on to spend 38 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.Palmgren then talked about the exhibit, includ-ing SikesÂ former office, which she says has remained untouched.ÂAround the back, you will see his office as it has been preserved,ÂŽ Palmgren said. ÂWe did not touch the office. It is not to be entered into lightly, because (Sikes) is still there.ÂŽ PONDERFrom Page A1two daughters. Daniel Jackson of Crestview, an assistant minister, led the event with a prayer. He asked the Lord to be with the family and strengthen them, as well as to be with case investigators and law enforcement to encourage them to keep on looking and searching for answers.The ceremony was naturally emotional for StallworthÂs mother, Shelia Knight. Relatives comforted her when she called out her daughterÂs name. The ceremonyconcluded with a balloon release. Participants moved clear of the trees into the street. They let go of the balloons and said, ÂWe love you, Calandra!ÂŽ CALANDRAFrom Page A1Assistant Minister Daniel Jackson prays during the March 27 ceremony in Crestview. [RENEE BELL | NEWS BULLETIN] Relatives comfort Shelia Knight, who was in tears at one point during the ceremony honoring her missing daughter, Calandra Stallworth. [RENEE BELL | NEWS BULLETIN] State Rep. Mel Ponder speaks to guests at the ofÂ“ cial ribbon-cutting for his new North Okaloosa ofÂ“ ce in Crestview. [AARON JACOBS|NEWS BULLETIN]
** A4 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Crestview News BulletinBy Brian Hughes Special to the News BulletinCRESTVIEW Â„ With a cheer from supporters, the North Okaloosa County leg of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics commenced in the park-ing lot of the new north Crestview Publix March 28 as more than 50 runners and walkers set off down Industrial Drive.The 1.5-mile route con-cluded at the Whitehurst Municipal Building, the home of the Crestview Police Department, as the same enthusiasm and cheers that hailed their departure welcomed the runners about 20 minutes later.Among the runners were representatives of multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Crestview Police Depart-ment host agency, the Okaloosa County SheriffÂs Office, state and county corrections officers, and the U.S. Air Force Military Police.ÂWe love doing this,ÂŽ CPD Critical Systems Manager Kathy Duke said before the run. ÂItÂs a great charity and we do what we can to support it. ItÂs a cause we believe in.ÂŽWhile Duke carried the torch for part of the run, Cadet Officer Justin Wallen received the Torch Run flag from another runner and carried it for part of the route. Officers passed the torch and flag to each other, so many had the honor of bearing the runÂs symbols.Law enforcement offi-cers werenÂt the only torch and flag bearers. Earlier in the run, Special Olympics athlete Jacob Luttrell, a 2016 graduate of Richbourg E.S.E. School in Crestview, was a torch bearer, flashing a broad grin as he ran.ÂI felt good,ÂŽ Jacob said at the runÂs conclusion. ÂThe games will be great.ÂŽThe Special Olympics Florida summer games areMay 18 and 19 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista.Special Olympics Torch Run takes placeCrestview Police Department Cadet OfÂ“ cer Justin Wallen carried the Law Enforcement Torch Run Â” ag part of the way down Industrial Drive March 28 in Crestview. CPD Critical Systems Manager Kathy Duke, center, also carried it. [BRIAN HUGHES PHOTOS/CPD] Wallen and Duke give running in the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run a thumbs up shortly before trotting down Industrial Drive from the new north Crestview Publix. Staff reportEGLIN AFB Â„In the unlikely event of a major airplane crash in the area, Okaloosa County is pre-pared to handle it.On Wednesday morning, multiple agencies, including the Okaloosa Airports Department, theSheriffÂs Office, American Airlines, various military and civilian branches at Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Twin Cities Hospital and Destin Emergency Room practiced for a worst-case scenario: acommercialplane crash on the tarmac at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.According to a press release from the county, the scenario kicked off soon after 9 a.m. when emergency responders received a 911 call to tell them a plane crashed while trying to take off with 105 passengers and 5 crew members aboard.Various agenciesworked alongside first responders from Eglin to put out a fire, save the survivors and connect them with loved ones.From there, people posing as passengerswere shuttled to the threehos-pitals to ensure the realism of the drill.According to OkaloosaCounty, the"comprehensive" drill was meant work out any problems with a joint response in a real situation.ÂIf a disaster hits and affects the residents of Okaloosa County, weÂre ready for the event and can take care of any situa-tion that may arise,ÂŽ said Ken Wolfe, the county's emergency management coordinator.The drill spanned four hours and involved about 200 people.ÂIn the unlikely event that a plane were to go down or we were to have an emergency event, this helps us work together as a collegial team as differ-ent responding agencies,ÂŽ said Commissioner Caro-lyn Ketchel, a member of the localaviation board.The Federal Aviation Administration requires table-top exercises to be held annually andfull-scale training sessions to be held every three years.Worst-case training: Agencies respond to mock plane crashBy Renee Bell Crestview News BulletinEGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Â„ Residents may experience aircraft noise and GPS unavailability April 1-6 when the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group conducts boat operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay.Ground-based naviga-tion and electronic devices or smart phone apps that rely on GPS may be affected in the vicinity of Eglin Air Force Base during tests from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Normal GPS reliability will resume once testing is complete each day. Those in the area are strongly encouraged to plan activi-ties accordingly.Each morning, fighter aircraft will release muni-tions between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. approximately 20 nautical miles south of Destin over the Gulf of Mexico. The test will be conducted within a cleared range safety area which includes boat surveillance. Notices to mariners will be issued prior to missions, and flyers will be handed out at the local marina.In the afternoons between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., boats traveling in formation will transverse between the Mid-Bay Bridge and the Highway 331 Bridge, to include 10 to 20 miles south of Destin over the Gulf of Mexico. The boat formation will be used as visual targets by military aircraft flying over the area. No weapons or ammunition will be involved with this boat formation.Please be advised that some boats will have mock-up, fake deck guns and rocket launcher tubes. The boats will also use marine flares as visual markers.These operations are part of the 53rd Wing's Weapon System Evaluation Program. For more information, please con-tact the Team Eglin public affairs office at 882-3931 or the 53rd Wing public affairs office at 882-0423.Eglin testing may cause aircraft noise and GPS unavailabilityVolunteers and Okaloosa County staffers participated in a mock airplane crash Wednesday at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport. [CHRISTOPHER SAUL/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS] A mock plane crash Wednesday kicked off a training exercise for several local agencies.
** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A5Pastor Jason Townsend of The Summit church, in an emotional speech during a late February service, talked about the homeless problem that he had recently learned about.Townsend had been told by other pastors at the church that 8 to 12 homeless kids were sleeping in the woods near Twin Hills Park. When he found out, he spoke with his staff about trying to locate the homeless children.ÂSo we got out there and started searching and looking, and we were wrong,ÂŽ Townsend said in the sermon. ÂIt is not 8 to 12 kids that are living in the woods; those are their ages. There are 60 kids that live and sleep in tents in your community.ÂŽIt was TownsendÂs first sermon at The SummitÂs main campus in Crestview. He and his wife, Misty, previously served at the Destin campus and now minister at both loca-tions. Townsend urged the congregation to take action to help house and feed the homeless teens. The media release from CPD mentioned a Facebook post written by a member of the congregation. It read, in part, ÂWhen you find out that there are over 60 homeless teens living in woods in Crestview what will your response be? What if that was your teen or your niece or nephew?ÂŽWhile neither the sermon nor the Facebook post specifically stated that all 60 teens were living in one wooded area, the idea prompted calls to city police.ÂWord just went out like wildfire that there was this group of teens living in the woods,ÂŽ Hughes said. ÂThere were slight variations of (the story). The number changed. Sometimes it was slightly fewer, and the colony just kept growing.ÂŽThe phone calls led police to investigate the wooded areas around Twin Hills Park, but they did not find evidence of an encampment in the area. Investigators also searched two other areas in the city that were rumored to be possible loca-tions, but no homeless children were found at either location.Investigator Ralph Garrett, who worked on the case, said he spoke with neighbors and church members, but could find no evidence to substanti-ate the claims of a large group of homeless teens.ÂThere isnÂt even enough room in those woods for 60 kids,ÂŽ Garrett said, referring to the wooded area to the east of Twin Hills Park.If it was TownsendÂs sermon that sparked the rumors, he said it was not his intention. Townsend said he had not been to the alleged location and had not personally seen a large group of homeless teenagers.ÂThere are kids that sleep in the woods,ÂŽ Townsend said. ÂHave I gone and looked for them? Nope, I have not. But IÂve heard so many times about that, that there are kids that are in the woods.ÂŽ Townsend said he was made aware of the large number of homeless teens in Crestview by Rosa Rivera, who runs a non-profit called the Belief Foundation. The foundation provides mentoring and educational programs for at-risk, school-age children. But Townsend clarified that the homeless teens were not living in one wooded location together.ÂMy first day as the official lead pastor for the Crestview campus, these children come to be made aware to us,ÂŽ Townsend said. ÂThe whole kids only in the woods, IÂm not real sure how that got started, with them only in the woods, because certainly theyÂre not only in the woods.ÂŽOne fact that this situation has made clear is that everyone involved, from Crestview Police Department to the churches and non-profits in the area to concerned citizens, all take the issue of homeless teens seriously.The Summit is working with the Belief Foundation to provide food for the atrisk youths served by the foundation. The church also plans to try to open a group home for homeless children, though they are not actively accepting donations for that cause at this time, according to Townsend.ÂIf you want to give something at all, you can give financially for us to feed (at-risk kids) at the Belief Foundation Monday through Thursday,ÂŽ Townsend said.While no large groups of homeless teens have been discovered in the city, Investigator Garrett urged anyone with concrete information on the location of such a group to come forward.ÂIf anybody has info about 25-60 kids, contact us immedi-ately,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre ready.ÂŽ TEENSFrom Page A1This wooded area near Twin Hills Park was one the rumored locations of a large group of homeless teens. A Crestview Police Department search of the area found no evidence of a homeless encampment. [AARON JACOBS/NEWS BULLETIN] Townsend horticulturefrom exten sion offices throughout the country. They then can act as trained experts, working with citizens in their communities on a variety of gardening-related topics.Okaloosa Extension agent Larry Williams presided over the awards luncheon, which also hosted Deputy County Administrator Kay Godwin and County Extension Director Pam Allen.The following is a full list of awards and recognitions: 2017 Master Gardener of the Year Â€ Karen-Kirk Williams Â€ Joe Michetti Â€ Lee Vanderpool2017 Friend of the Master Gardener Award Â€ Lannie Corbin 2017 Outstanding Service to Youth Award Â€ Lynda Penry Â€ Jennifer Yelverton2017 Outstanding Telephone Communicator Â€ Bill Buckellew2017 Outstanding Educator of the Year Â€ Margaret Stewart2017 Community Outreach Award Â€ Mary Grace Evors2017 Officers (received plaque)Â€ President Â… Karen Kirk-WilliamsÂ€ President-Elect Â… Dave Gordon Â€ Treasurer Â… Joe Jones Â€ Secretary Â… Scott BerryÂ€ Past President Â… Alene OgleTwenty Year Recognition Â€ Karen Kirk-Williams Â€ Sandie Olsen Â€ Ed Smith Fifteen Year Recognition Â€ Pat Collins Â€ Linda Morris 6,000 Hour Recognition Â€ Margaret Stewart (6,318) 3,000 Hour RecognitionÂ€ Karen Kirk-Williams (3,390.4) 2,000 Hour Recognition Â€ Lee Vanderpool (2,200) 1,000 Hour Recognition Â€ Rick Hastings (999) Â€ Ed Smith (1,046.5) 500 Hour Recognition Â€ Matt Donavin (517.5) Â€ Donna Edmiston (545) Â€ Stevie Gerber (612) Â€ Debbie Sewell (618.5) Â€ David Stever (507) Â€ Carol Strom (596) SERVICEFrom Page A1 Larry Williams (right) and Kay Godwin (center) present the 2017 Friend of the Master Gardener award to Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin. 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The Crestview News Bulletin is published each Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media Group, at 638 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL32536. Periodical postage paid at Crestview, Florida. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to 638 N. Ferson Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536. USPS 010-209 All material is property of the Crestview News Bulletin. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In County 13 weeks ..............................$9.45 26 weeks ............................$17.85 52 weeks ............................$32.76 Out of county 13 weeks ............................$14.70 26 weeks ............................$23.10 52 weeks ............................$38.01 Delivery subscriptions may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions NEWS BULLETIN ADVERTISING Ask your advertising representative about our Color by the Inch program and Customer Appreciation sale by calling 850-682-6524 On March 14, National Student Walkout Day, Morgan Roof of Columbia, S.C., was arrested. If the name sounds familiar, itÂs because Roof, 18, is the little sister of Dylann Roof, the 24-year-old who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015 in hopes of starting a race war. Morgan Roof was caught with a knife and drugs at school after posting she hoped the studentprotestors got shot. SheÂs mad at the wrong people. She should be angry that her life has been detoured by people like her brother, who could not have imagined in a million years that the response to his heinous act would emerge as one of this countryÂs finest hours. Because the current generation of American teens and young adults is the most diverse in this nationÂs history, itÂs always surprising, and yes, disappointing, to see 20-something tiki-torch Nazis, or college students in blackface, or to learn that the Austin, Texas, terrorist Mark Conditt was just 24 when he took up who-knows-what cause for who-knows-what reason. By the way, letÂs be clear: Bombing and killing innocent people is an act of terror, not the result of a ÂtroubledÂŽ and ÂstrugglingÂŽ young man searching for purpose and direction. At some point, that describes everyone in their 20s. Squandered AmericaÂs demographics, and what they forecast, scare some people, including many who celebrated St. PatrickÂs Day last week. But there would be no such holiday here were it not for immigrants. In two months, some of those same people get three sheets to the wind on Cinco de Mayo for reasons even they canÂt explain. So, itÂs sad when those who have been exposed to more different kinds of people and cultures than any group of Americans in history parrot rhetoric theyÂve heard somewhere because it taps into their insecurities or disaffection, or because theyÂre simply seeking a place in which to belong. Kids donÂt arrive in this world prepackaged with hatred and prejudice. Morgan Roof likely looked up to her older brother, as do most impressionable children. Instead of endeavoring to be a good example, Dylann Roof squandered the opportunity, and now his younger sister is suffering for it. Rabbit hole Her chance at being normal 18-year-old girl was stolen by a brother who allowed himself to be warped and consumed by hatred. And this question also must be asked: How did he fall down the rabbit hole? Earlier this month in Tempe, Ariz., two mothers were arrested for burglarizing and vandalizing a mosque. They brought their young children to help, thus proving once again there are all kinds of child abuse and that kids probably would be OK if adults sometimes could be removed from the equation. It also shows, yet again, that hatred is something that has to be taught. But so do kindness, compassion, fairness and acceptance. WeÂre seeing in real time what young people can do when they have a mission and goal to make the world a better place. Because we are so diverse, ours is a country thatÂs not always easy to navigate. But itÂs also what makes us a wonder to the world. If that were not so, people from around the world wouldnÂt still be breaking their necks to get here. The good news: Morgan Roof and the children in Tempe are still young enough to be saved from a future that wonÂt end well if theyÂre allowed to proceed unabated. YouÂre never too young to learn the truth. Reach Charita M. Goshay at 330-580-8313 or charita. email@example.com.GUEST COLUMNItÂs not too late to save childrenLast week, the presidentÂs personal lawyer, John Dowd, resigned. On the surface, it doesnÂt seem like a big deal. Nearly 40 Trump Administration aids and officials have resigned or been fired since inauguration day. Recent revelation may signal that DowdÂs departure is a bigger deal than originally thought. The New York Times reported this week that Dowd discussed the possibility of a presidential pardon with lawyers for Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort. Flynn, the former national security adviser to the president, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with RussiaÂs ambassador. Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager, is charged in a ÂschemeÂŽ in which he allegedly laundered $30 million, failed to pay taxes for almost 10 years, and used real estate he owned to fraudulently secure more than $20 million in loans. The president has the authority to pardon anyone. However, if the pardon is self-serving Â„ an effort to muzzle potential witnesses in an investigation involving the president Â„ then that could be obstruction of justice. Fordham University Law School professors Jed Shugerman and Ethan J. Leib recently wrote in the Washington Post that Âthe Constitution, correctly understood, imposes limits on a presidentÂs ability to grant pardons if they are issued for the purpose of self-protection.ÂŽ Shugerman and Leib suggest the answer Âlies in a neglected part of the Constitution: Article II, Section 3, which directs that the president Âshall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.ÂÂŽ If the president pardons Flynn and Manafort primarily out of a motivation to protect himself, those pardons may be invalid as disloyal and federal courts could allow those prosecutions to proceed even with a presidential pardon. The ÂTake Care Clause,ÂŽ as it is referred to, is also the provision that provides the authority to prosecutors as appointees of the president. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors Â(A)re designated by statute as the PresidentÂs delegates to help him discharge his constitutional responsibility to Âtake Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.ÂÂŽ Ironically, the clause that could limit the presidentÂs authority to pardon is the very provision that provides the president the authority to enforce the laws and exercise the executive branch of governmentÂs prosecutorial function. Shugerman and Leib wrote, ÂOur ConstitutionÂs designers wanted public officials to be subject to the same kinds of fiduciary obligations that CEOs, trustees and lawyers are routinely held to in the private sector. Those duties prohibit self-dealing and acting under a conflict of interest. Therefore, Âself-pardoningÂŽ or pardoning your closest associates for self-interested reasons should not pass legal muster, because it violates the fiduciary law of public office.ÂŽ Political pardons are nothing new, but using the authority for self-dealing is. President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon after he resigned. Ford pardoned the man who made him president one month earlier. Ford said he did it to end a Ânational nightmare.ÂŽ President Bill Clinton pardoned wealthy businessman Marc Rich in the waning days of his administration after RichÂs ex-wife donated to ClintonÂs legal defense fund. President George H. W. Bush said Âhonor, decency and fairnessÂŽ prompted the pardon of former Reagan Administration defense secretary Caspar Weinberger, who was under indictment at the time for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra investigation. During the Reagan Administration a federal court ruled, ÂThe prosecutorial function, and the discretion that accompanies it, is thus committed by the Constitution to the executive, and the judicial branchÂs deference to the executive on prosecutorial decision-making is grounded in the constitutional separation of powers.ÂŽ The Constitution provides the president with the authority to faithfully execute the laws of the land and appoint prosecutors to carry out that authority. The president also possesses the authority to relieve an individual from the burden of prosecution or conviction. Both must be carried out in good faith and with fidelity Â„ absent the influence of personal advantage. Matthew T. Mangino is of counsel with Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George P.C. You can reach him at www.mattmangino.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewTMangino.There are limits on the presidentÂs power to pardon Matthew Mangino C h a r i t a M G o s h a y Charita M. Goshay Because the current generation of American teens and young adults is the most diverse in this nationÂs history, itÂs always surprising, and yes, disappointing, to see 20-something tiki-torch Nazis, or college students in blackface, or to learn that the Austin, Texas, terrorist Mark Conditt was just 24 when he took up whoknows-what cause for who-knows-what reason.
** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A7 FAITHEmail news@crestview bulletin.com to add your North Okaloosa church or update your churchÂs listing. ADVENTIST Crestview Seventh Day Adventist Church: 997 Texas Parkway, Crestview; 6892092; http://crestview22. adventistchurchconnect. org/ ASSEMBLY OF GOD Campton Assembly of God Church: 6924 Highway 85 N., Laurel Hill, FL 32567; 652-4581; www. facebook.com/pages/ Campton-Assembly-of-GodChurch/117434418274713 Golan Assembly of God: 6618 Hig hway 189 N, Baker; 537-8007; http://golanassemblyofgod.com Holt Assembly of God Church: 540 3rd Ave., Holt; 537-8351 Milligan Assembly of God Church: 5408 Hig hway 4, Baker; 537-4945; www.mag. church North Central Assembly of God: 158 Woodlawn Drive, Crestview; 689-0209 or 537-7115; http://102453. agchurches.org/ Oak Ridge Assembly of God Church: 5297 Shoffner Blvd., Crestview; 682-8811 Shady G rove Assembly of God: 1189 Shady G rove Road, Baker; 537-2774; http://shadyg roveassembly.com/ AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Mount Zion AME Church: 502 McDonald St., Crestview; 398-6985; www.facebook.com/ mountzionamecrestview BAPTIST Antioch Baptist Church: 4824 Antioch Road, Crestview; 682-4297; www. antiochbaptistcrestview. com/index.html Calvary Baptist Church: 612 E. Chestnut Ave., Crestview; 683-3522; www.calvarybaptistcrestview.com/ Campton First Missionary Baptist Church: 7166 Chapman Road, Laurel Hill; 652-2983 Central Baptist Church: 951 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview; 682-5525; www.centralcrestview.com Connect Church (formerly Pleasant Hill Baptist Church): 5459 Fairchild Road, Crestview; 385-239-3276 Crestview Independent Baptist Church: 600 Ferdon Blvd. N., Crestview; 682-2248; www.cibc. embarqspace.com Dorcas Baptist Church: 5880 McCallum Road, Crestview; 682-4958; www.dorcaschurch.org Ebenezer Baptist Church: 3286 New Ebenezer Road, Laurel Hill; 652-4348 Emmanuel Baptist Church: 3252 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview; 682-9416; www. ebccrestview.com Evelenar Baptist Church: 2820 Carver Ave., Crestview; 682-2218; www. facebook.com/pages/ Evelenar-BaptistChurch/113514725349527 First Baptist Church-Baker: 1347 14th St., Baker; 5372933; www.facebook.com/ FirstBaptistBakerFlorida First Baptist Church-Crestview: 171 W. Hickory Ave., Crestview; 682-2544; www. fbccrestview.org First Independent Baptist Church of Crestview: 2959 Aplin Road, Crestview; 6896744; www.Â“ bccrestviewÂ” org Good Hope Baptist Church: 1895 Olin Cotten Road, Baker; 537-8721 Lebanon Baptist Church: 1288 Washington St., Baker; 537-2749 Live Oak Baptist Church: 4565 Live Oak Church Road, Crestview; 682-5160; www. liveoakbc.net/ Living Faith Southern Baptist Church: 837 James Lee Blvd. W., Crestview; 682-4371 Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church: 603 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview; 682-1292; www. mmbc-crestview.com/ Magnolia Baptist Church: 3198 Hig hway 602, Laurel Hill; 398-2836 Mt. Zion Baptist Church: 3831 New Ebenezer Road; Laurel Hill, FL 32567 New Beginnings Church: 412 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview; 689-2988; www. nbc-crestview.org New Life Missionary Baptist Church: 285 Duggan Ave., Crestview; 689-5433; www. facebook.com/pages/NewLife-Missionary-BaptistChurch/115354765157627 Palm Chapel Primitive Baptist Church: 201 Cadle Drive, Crestview; 689-3383; www. palmchapel.org Peoples Missionary Baptist Church: 722 School Ave., Crestview; 682-3690; www.facebook.com/ PeoplesBaptist/ Pyron Chapel Baptist Church: 6498 William Gary Johnson Road, Baker Red Oak Baptist Church: 904 US Hig hway C-180, Baker; 537-6723 South Ebenezer Baptist Church: 8399 Old Ebenezer Road, Laurel Hill; 682-7228 Valley Road Baptist Church: 1018 Valley Road, Crestview; 682-4513; www. valleyroadbaptistchurch. com CATHOLIC Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church: 550 Adams Drive, Crestview; 682-4622; www. olv.ptdiocese.org CHRISTIAN Christ Family Church: 3196 E James Lee Blvd., Crestview FL; 683-8169; www. facebook.com/cfccrestview Crestview Christian Church: 5451 Old Bethel Road, Crestview; 689-3223; www. facebook.com/pages/ Crestview-ChristianChurch/117653758261757 CHURCH OF Airport Road Church of Christ: 2845 Airport Road, Crestview; 682-4025; http:// airportroadchurchofchrist. org/blog/ Church of Christ: 744 McDonald St., Crestview; 682-6230 Church of God by Faith: 397 Bressler St., Crestview; 682-0202 First Church of God in Christ: 986 Bay St., Crestview; 682-4900 Live Oak Church of Christ: 1051 S. Wilson St., Crestview; 682-2697 COMMUNITY Crestview Community of Christ: 2781st Ave., Crestview; 682-7474; www.facebook.com/ Community-of-Christ-Crestview-348689968480930/ Grace Community Church: 1287 Laird Road, Crestview; 892-3771; www.grace2u. net/ Lakewood Community Church: 6250 Old Bethel Road, Crestview; 683-1114 EPISCOPAL Church of the Epiphany: 424 Garden St., Crestview; 689-1410; www.epiphanycrestview.com HEBREW Yeshua Beit Midrash: provides in-home ministry, Crestview; 306-1479; www. heyletsmidrash.com. HOLINESS Little Rock Holiness Church: 985 W. Walnut Ave., Crestview; 398-5361 HOUSE OF House of God Church: 461 Benjamin St., Crestview; 398-5194 House of Praise Church of God in Christ: 217 Lakeview Drive, Crestview; 682-3626; www.facebook.com/Houseof-Praise-Church-Of-God-inChrist-481599928521655/ JEHOVAHÂS WITNESS JehovahÂs Witnesses: 3061 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview; 682-3550; www. watchtower.org LIFE Kingdom Life Ministries: 798 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview. Life Tabernacle: 3136 Pinewoods Drive, Crestview; 689-2252; www.life-tab.org/ Lifepoint Church: 400 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview; 682-3518; http://mlpc.org/ New Life International Worship Center: 1950 PJ Adams Parkway, Crestview; 6890111; http://nliwc.com/ Victorious Life Worship Center: 5973 Victorious Life Place, Crestview; 683-3633; www.victoriouslifeworship. com/ LUTHERAN Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church: 178 W. North Ave., Crestview; 682-3154; www.oursaviorcrestview.org METHODIST Baker First United Methodist Church: 5826 Hig hway 189 N, Baker; 537-8104; www.facebook.com/ BakerFUMCofJC/ First United Methodist Church: 599 8th Ave., Crestview; 682-2018; http:// fumcrestview.com/ New Bethel United Methodist Church: 5986 Hig hway 85 N., Crestview; 6829671; www.awfumc.org/ churchdetail/568576 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Church of the New Covenant: 3191 Newman Ave. N, Crestview; 8661450. Full Gospel Philadelphia Church: 810 Brookmeade Drive, Crestview; 682-4411; www.fullgospelphiladelphiachurch.com Good Hope Congregational Church: 6937 Hig hway 4 W., Baker, FL 32531; 537-5568 Joy Fellowship: 5978 Old Bethel Road, Crestview; 682-6219; www.joyfellowship.net MENNONITE Crestview Mennonite Church: 385 E. Cobb Ave., Crestview; 682-2122 NAZARENE The Point Crestview Nazarene Church: 395 Aplin Road, Crestview; 682-7995 PENTECOSTAL Auburn Pentecostal Church: 6144 Hig hway 85 N, Crestview; 682-6357; www. auburnpentecostalchurch. com Calvary United: 1010 Bay St., Crestview; 423-1198; http://calvaryunited.net/ PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church: 492 N Ferdon Blvd., Crestview; 682-2835; www. fpc-crestview.org/ Grace Redeemer Presbyterian Church in America: 2799 Goodwin Avenue, Crestview; 612-0398; www. graceredeemerpca.org Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church: 8115 4th St, Laurel Hill; 652-2164; www.fpccrestview.org/ WORSHIP Destiny Worship Center: 419 Stillwell Blvd., Crestview; 306-2550; www. destinyworshipcenter.com/ crestview-campus/CHURCH DIRECTORYNews Bulletin staffCRESTVIEW Â„North Okaloosa Easter observances and activities include the information listed below. Email infor-mation about additional Easter events to firstname.lastname@example.org.Â€An Easter egg hunt for children age 12 and younger is 9-11:30 a.m. March 31 at Twin Hills Park, 100 Hathaway St. S., Crestview. Bring your camera and your basket. The egg hunt includes prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny! The hunt for ages0-3 is 9:30 a.m. on the small soccer field; the hunt for ages 4-6 is 10:15 a.m. on the large football field; and the hunt for ages 7-12 is 11 a.m. on the large football field. Call 682-4715 for details.Â€Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church will have an egg drop 10 a.m. March 31 at the church, 5595 U.S. Highway 4, Baker. It includes egg hunts for younger and older children,candy, hotdogs, prizes and games. Orga-nizers request that people do not bring pets to this event. Call 537-9221 for more information.Â€The Laurel Hill Ministerial Association's Easter sunrise service is 6:30 a.m. April 1 at Gene Clary Park on New Ebene-zer Road. Wear clothes or bring blankets for a chilly morning as congregations from several area churches celebrate the joy of Easter. A complimentary breakfast and fellowship follows at the First Baptist Church's Fel-lowship Hall.NORTH OKALOOSA EASTER SERVICESTomorrow is Easter, the highest, holiest day in Christendom. It is the day that we Christians celebrate the miracle of God raising Jesus from the dead. In that single, tremendous action, God demonstrated that once and for always the sins of every individual may be forgiven. But thatÂs not all. There is also the promise of living for eternity in the loving embrace of God when this earthly life comes to an end. There is a relatively rare phenomenon happening this Easter. It happens to fall on April 1 Â… also known as April FoolsÂ Day. Since 1700, 318 years ago, Easter has fallen on April 1 only 11 times! The last time Christians celebrated Easter on April 1 was in 1956 more than 60 years ago. Although Easter falls on April FoolsÂ Day again in 2029 and then in 2040, it will not be observed April 1 again for another 68 years, until 2108. And then there will be another wait of 62 years, until 2170. IÂm sure there are those in society who will say, ÂHow fitting that such a Âholy dayÂ be on April FoolsÂ Day. ItÂs such a foolish notion that a religion is founded on the supposed coming to life of a dead man.ÂŽ The critics would be partially correct. It is fitting that Christians celebrate our LordÂs resurrection on April FoolsÂ Day. We Christians are foolish Â… but not in the way critics think. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth: ÂOur dedication to Christ makes us look like foolsÂƒÂŽ (1 Corinthians 4:10). To believe that Jesus was crucified, dead, put into a tomb, and then three days later came back to life sounds like a fantasy story. It sounds like something to be believed by gullible persons. There is nothing foolish about believing in your heart that what is declared in GodÂs word is true. It takes great insight, strength, integrity, and courage to accept as true what cannot be factually determined. If that makes me a fool, I gladly accept that title and wear it proudly. It could be said that the shoe is actually on the other foot, that those who discount that Jesus rose from the dead are the foolish ones. As a word of caution to such folks, I share the message I once read on a bumper sticker: ÂIf you live your life like there is no God, you had better be right.ÂŽ So, from one foolish Christian to all others, I wish you a most joyful and meaningful Easter celebration. The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview.FROM THE PULPITEaster on April FoolsÂ Day is a rare occurence M a r k B r o a d h e a d Mark Broadhead
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Primary responsibilities include: relationship building, conducting needs assessments by active listening and clarifying needs, develop marketing plans to meet the customerÂ’s needs, generate and present proposals to provide long-term solutions for the customer. Minimum qualifications include: HS diploma or GED, BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing or related field a plus. Minimum 1-2 years sales and B2B experience. Must have a Florida driverÂ’s license, current auto insurance and must pass drug screening. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 20180147 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA STILLWELL ENTERPRISES, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. CHARLES SHAWN SEITZ, et al Defendant(s). Case No.: 2016 CA 4223 RE NOTICE OF SALE PURSU ANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on January 19th, 2018 in Civil Case No. 2016 CA 4223 of the Circuit Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, wherein, STILLWELL ENTERPRISES, INC. is the Plaintiff, and Charles Shawn Seitz, et al are Defendants. I J.D. Peacock Il will sell at public sale the following described real property: LOT 89, BLOCK B, PINNACLE POINT AT SHOAL RIVER GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property AppraiserÂ’s Parcel Identification No: 042N234008000B0890 Property Address: 2802 Pinnacle Point Drive, Crestview, FL 32539 The sale will be held pursuant to a public auction via the internet at https://www.okaloosa.realforeclose.com at 11:00AM CST on the 13th day of April, 2018, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes. 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. Dated in Okaloosa County, Florida this 14th day of March, 2018 J.D. Peacock II Clerk of the Circuit Court Okaloosa County, Florida By: Nancy Moxcey Deputy Clerk 03/24/18 03/31/18 20180139 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: The Marriage of RONALEE DUNCAN, Petitioner/Wife, and TERRY DUNCAN, Respondent/Husband. Case No.: 2018-DR-119 NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOL UTION OF MARRIAGE To:Terry L. Duncan 1755 Moffett Road Ceres, CA 95307 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your response or pleading to the Complaint upon the Petitioner=s attorney, GEORGIA THOMAS, 205 Brooks Street, Suite 301, Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548, and file the original response or pleading with the Okaloosa County Clerk of the Circuit Court, or before the 1 8th day of April 2018. If you fail to do so, a Default Judgment will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court=s office. You may review these documents upon request. Y ou must keep the Clerk of Circuit Court=s office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk=s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 7th, 2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:Carla Andrews Deputy Clerk 03/17/2018 03/24/2018 03/31/2018 04/07/2018 20180148 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEES FOR LUMINENT MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, Vs. THEODORE FOREMAN, et al, Defendant(s) Case No. 2016-CA-4370 RE NOTICE OF SALE PURSU ANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2017, and entered in Case No. 2016-CA-4370 of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit in and for Okaloosa County, Florida in which HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEESFOR LUMINENT MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-3, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, the Plaintiff and THEODORE FOREMAN, et.al., are defendants. I JD Peacock, will sell at public sale the following described real property: UNIT C, MANOR SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE (S) 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA Property address: 223 Angler Drive, Unit C, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 The sale will be held pursuant to a public auction via the interne at https://www.okaloosa.realforeclose.com at 11:00 AM CST on the 9th day of April, 2018, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes. 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. Dated in Okaloosa County, Florida this9th day ofMarch, 2018. JD Peacock II Clerk of Circuit Court Okaloosa County, Florida By: Tamara Hendricks Deputy Clerk 03/24/18 03/31/18 20180151 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2017 CA 002658 F PROF-2013-S3 LEGAL TITLE TRUST II, BY U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. KATHLEEN M. RAMPOLLO A/K/A KATHLEEN RAMPOLLO; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOSEPH RAMPOLLO, DECEASED RESIDENCES UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Okaloosa County, Florida: LO T 12, THE BUNGALOWS AT BLUEWATER BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SHD Legal Group P.A., PlaintiffÂ’s attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 19519, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33318, (954) 564-0071, email@example.com, on or before within 30 days of the first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on PlaintiffÂ’s attorneys or immediately thereafter default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on March 16th, 2018. As Clerk of the Court By: Teresa Rogers As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A9 BULLETIN BOARDNews Bulletin contributorCRESTVIEW Â„ This weekÂs Bulletin Kid found the right egg at the right time.Have a cute photo of your kids out and about? They could be our next The Bulletin Kid! Email a photo with your childÂs name, age, hometown and a descrip-tion of the action to news@ crestviewbulletin.com.THE BULLETIN KIDEaster egg huntUPCOMINGDOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB: 10:30 a.m. Â“ rst Mondays through May 7. Call President Ruth Herington, 683-0839, for non-listed locations at membersÂ homes. Â€April 2, memberÂs home, ÂWacky Gardening Secrets.ÂŽ Â€May 7, memberÂs home, salad luncheon. Bring one to share. PONDER GUEST SPEAKER: 11:30 a.m. April 4, Wyndham Garden Hotel, 573 Santa Rosa Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Senator Mel Ponder, District 4, will be guest speaker. Lunch is at noon. Make a reservation by contacting Donna Pattison, 651-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 31. Cost of the lunch is $18 for members and $20 for guests. Prior to the meeting there will be a ÂGold & Silver ExchangeÂ starting at 11 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. where one can receive cash for ÂunlovedÂ jewelry, coins etc. and will receive cash. www. rwof.orgRECURRINGSATURDAYSADULT/FAMILY NIGHT: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, Convergence Coffeehouse, 498 Wilson St. N. Visitors may enjoy free refreshments, play games, watch old movies, or just fellowship. KARAOKE: 8 p.m. Saturdays, American Legion Post 75, 898 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. 689-3195. READ TO DOZER: 10-11 a.m. Â“ rst Saturdays, Crestview library, 1445 Commerce Drive. For children ages 4 and up. BOBBIN LACE GROUP: 11 a.m. Â“ rst Saturdays, Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Anyone may attend to inquire about the craft. 678-2615. GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION: 9 a.m. to eat and 10 a.m. meeting third Saturdays of the month, RyanÂs restaurant, Crestview. Dwayne Hopkins, 217-1001. All motorcyclists are welcome. VFW HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT: 12 p.m. third Saturdays, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5450, 2240 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. Lynn Mobley, 682-5552. MONDAYS YOUTH NIGHT: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Convergence Coffeehouse, 498 Wilson St. N. Visitors may enjoy free refreshments, play games, watch old movies, or fellowship. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 8 p.m. Mondays, the clubhouse at 704 Robinson St., Crestview, for beginners and newcomers. Details: Jerry, 830-6218. www. fwb-area-aa.org. DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB: 10:30 a.m. Â“ rst Mondays, September through May, location to be announced. Details: 683-0839. COUNTRY PATCHERS QUILT GUILD: 9:30 a.m. second Mondays, Antioch Baptist Church, 4824 Antioch Road, Crestview. Yearly membership: $20. FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Mt. Ewell Lodge 131, U.S. Highway 198, Baker. COUNTRY PATCHERS QUILT GUILD: 9:30 a.m. fourth Mondays, Antioch Baptist Church, 4824 Antioch Road, Crestview. Sit-n-sew and workshop meeting. CRESTVIEW WRITERS GROUP: 6-7:30 p.m. every fourth Monday, Crestview Public Library. Online: http://www. cityofcrestview.org/library.php. THE OKALOOSA COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN: fourth Mondays. Details: email@example.com. FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Mount Ewell Lodge 131, U.S. Highway 198, Baker.TUESDAYSCRESTVIEW LIONS CLUB: 7 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Hub City Smokehouse, 168 Main St. S, Crestview. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, secretary Charlotte Jones, 533-9931. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY : Â€ 8 a.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church of Garden City, 3140 Haskell-Langley Road, Crestview. Details: Mary Cole, 683-1899. Â€ 5 p.m. weigh-in; meeting starts from 5:25-5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 599 Eighth Ave., Crestview. Brooke Bratton, 225-8197. www.TOPS. org.GATHERINGSBy News Bulletin staff CRESTVIEW Â„ Here are upcoming events in North Okaloosa County and sur-rounding areas: West Florida Regional council offers Title VI trainingThe West Florida Regional Planning Council will host a Title VI Training noon to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Northwest Florida State College, 805 James Lee Blvd. E, Crestview. The train-ing gives an overview of Title VI compliance and highlights how to serve diverse communities, with a goal of equipping local municipality and community agency staff members with knowledge of state and federal requirements, best practices, and policy standards.A draft training agenda is available.The West Florida Regional Planning Council not only strives to provide quality services to the northwest Florida region, but to coordinate relevant trainings for staff members of local municipali-ties and community agencies.Contact Brittany Ellers at 850-332-7976, ext. 220, for questions or concerns. Okaloosa provider fair offers networking for organizationsThe Florida Law Advisory Group will have aninformationfair for Okaloosa organizations. The event is 9 a.m. to noon April 30 at Warriors Hall, 201 Stillwell Ave., Crestview.Community providers, case or care managers,and organizations may network, share information and learn about the resources available in Okaloosa County.The Okaloosa County Family Law Advisory Committee is the umbrella organization for all components of the Unified Family Court (Dependency, Delinquency, Dissolution/ Parenting, Domestic Violence Injunctions, Truancy). It is looking for providers of bene-fits, social services, healthcare, education, legal services, hous-ing and employment resources for our community. This is a service fair and networking opportunity for providers, their staff, and other agencies serving the community.Contact Tracie Moorer, email@example.com or 850-292-8808, to register for a booth at the event. FLAG will provide a table and two chairs for each registered organization.The deadline to register as a vendor is noon April 16. College nursing program adds additional semesterNorthwest Florida State CollegeÂs Registered Nursing Program is offering a second semester for new Associate of Science in Nursing students. In previous years, the program has only admitted new students during the fall terms. The school will now have an additioanl spring semester.ÂThe overwhelming suc-cess of our nursing program at NWF State College is evident through our exam pass rates, job placement, and applicant waitlist numbers, just to name a few,ÂŽNWFSC President Devin Stephenson said. ÂThe growth of our nursing pro-gram, coupled with the overall growth of the college, signifies that we can continue to serve as a major economic engine for our communities and continue to produce quality graduates.ÂŽThe application period for spring 2019 is May 1 to June 1.Contact Kathy McNair, Nursing Instructional Sup-port Specialist, at 729-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org formore information. County seeks Value Adjustment Board member CRESTVIEW Â„Okaloosa County Board of County Com-missioners Value Adjustment Board is seeking a citizen volun-teer to serve on this board. This Board was established under the guidelines of Florida Stat-ute 194.05.Applicants must own home-stead property within the county and may not be a member or an employee of any taxing authority, or be a person who represents property owners in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes. Term would be for one year.The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.Go tohttp://myokaloosa.com/citizen-councils/home to view the policy, complete an application, and obtain more information. Youth job training available CRESTVIEW Â„ Local youths ages 16-24 looking for employment or job training who meet certain criteria may sign up for the Career Pathway to Success, a CareerSource Oka-loosa Walton program.Eligible candidates must meet the age requirement and have one of the following addi-tional requirements apply. They:Â€May not attend high school or they are a high school dropoutÂ€Are in ABE/GED prep classesÂ€Are homeless, a runaway, or in foster care Â€Are pregnant or a parent Â€Have a disabilityÂ€Live in an out-of-home placement Â€Are an offenderProgram participants receive Adult Basic Education and GED program classes and earn work-readiness incentives. They learn about job applications, how to create a resume, interviewing skills, employability skills and money management, and the opportunity to complete up to eight weeks of work experience.Contact the Crestview or DeFuniak Springs adviser, Tiffany Bailey, 520-5990, extension 205, or tbailey@ careersourceow.com, for details.NORTH OKALOOSA COMMUNITY BRIEFSNews Bulletin staffCRESTVIEW Â„ Poets and musicians can read, perform, improvise and play together during an open-microphone event 6-7:30 p.m.April 10 at Crestview Public Library.The poetry starter is ÂSpace the final frontier.ÂŽ Anyone can attend, and admittance is free.The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive in Crestview. Contact Esther Hurwitz, 682-4432 or email@example.com, for details. Library sets microphone poetry nightCRESTVIEW Â„ Upcoming North Okaloosa County events and surrounding area activities are as follows. EASTER BLOOD DRIVE: March 31-April 2, One Blood Centers, including 2400 Ferdon Blvd. S., Crestview. Crestview One Blood Center donation hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Free wi-Â“ is available. Donors receive a One Blood tote bag, a $10 eGift card, and a wellness check up with a cholesteroal screen. Walk-ins are welcome. Visit oneblood.org/ donorcenters or call 1-888-9366283 to make an appointment. MEMORIAL & APPRECIATION: 1-5 p.m. March 31, Old Spanish Trail Park, Stillwell Blvd., Crestview. Doris and Gary Johnson, The New Way of Life Outreach Ministry, will host an event honoring North Okaloosa Â“ rst responders and military members. The celebration and appreciation party also honors the memory of the students who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. SCOUT-O-RAMA: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, 139 Brooks St. The free, family-friendly Boy Scouts event includes games, demonstrations, crafts and community booths. Scouts will demonstrate scouting skills, games and activties and crafts. Public safety and community organizations will provide activities at the event; among them will be Okaloosa Emergency Medical Services and the Okaloosa County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce. CRESTVIEW FOOTBALL, CHEER REGISTRATION: The Crestview Area Youth Association is registering children ages 5-14 for football and cheerleading. Discounts are available for siblings. Registration costs $110 February through April. A payment plan is available. Visit www.cayafootball.org for registration and details. CAYA is not afÂ“ liated with the Hub City Bulldogs. IMPACT 100 GRANT WORKSHOP FOR NON-PROFITS: 8:30 a.m. to noon April 19 at the fellowship hall of Grace Lutheran Church, 4325 Commons Drive W, Destin. Registration ends April 12. The organization is taking applications for Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Recreation projects. The form is online at www.imapctnwf.org. SPRING FAM JAM: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 in the amphitheatre at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Family and music festival with arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, a color run, and other activities. Proceeds beneÂ“ t Autism Spectrum of the Emerald Coast. www.springfamjam.com or ASEC, 496-3062. ARTISTS WANTED: The annual Laurel Hill Arts & Heritage Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28. Artists, crafters, cottage food makers and historic re-enactors and heritage organizations will be at this yearÂs festival. There is no charge for 10-by-10 booth spaces, though a $10 donation is requested for the sound technician. No company salespeople, please. Contact Brian Hughes at 682-2835 or brian_abroad@ yahoo.com for more information. CARVER-HILL SCHOLARSHIP: Applications for Carver-Hill Memorial & Historical SocietyÂs Â“ rst annual scholarship award are available at area high schools, local churches and the Carver-Hill Museum, 899 McClelland St., Crestview. Applications should be postmarked by the May 1 deadline. Details: Tonsiaweda Hayes, dstsechayest@ cox.net, 850-621-4187; Caroline Ferguson, cbferguson4@yahoo. com, 973-432-4829; and David Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-685-1698. PUBLIC MEETINGS BLACKMAN FIRE DISTRICT BOARD: 7 p.m. Â“ rst Mondays, 1850 U.S. Highway 2, Baker. CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview. CRESTVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 5:15 p.m. third Mondays, 371 Hickory Ave. W, Crestview. Open to the public. CRESTVIEW CITY COUNCIL: 6 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, City Hall, 198 N. Wilson St., Crestview. MILLIGAN WATER SYSTEM BOARD: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, 5340 U.S. Highway 4.WHATÂS HAPPENING Cainen Leveton, age 3, proudly displays the egg he found during a call number Easter egg hunt March 27 at the Crestview Public Library. He is a resident of Crestview. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN]
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