** A GateHouse Media newspaper read by 10,450 people every week. Obituaries .......A2, A3, A7 Opinion ....................A4 Faith .........................A5 Jump page ..................A7 A4ItÂs time to celebrate FatherÂs Day in AmericaA5Celebrate recovery with Church of New Covenant READ OUR OWN BARBARA DALEÂS NEXT COLUMN | A4 ÂITÂS AS THOUGH HEÂS DECIDED TO LIVEÂ | A5 Saturday, June 9, 2018 @cnbulletin facebook.com/crestviewbulletin50 Â¢ crestviewbulletin.com Vol. 43 Issue 46WEEKEND EDITION News Bulletin staffCRESTVIEW Â„ An article in the Wednesday, June6, edition of the Crest-view News Bulletin contained a mis-spelling. In the story ÂLocal photographer takes on Âugly shootÂ challenge,ÂŽ model Terisa CollazoÂs name was incor-rectly spelled.CorrectionBy Tom McLaughlin315-4435 | @TomMnwfdn email@example.comCRESTVIEW Â„ Okaloosa County commissioners decided Tuesday to step back and take a Âbig picture lookÂŽ at a proposal to build some 900 homes on a 689-acre parcel between Crestview and Laurel Hill.Commissioner Nathan Boyles suggested tabling consideration of an amendment to change the propertyÂs zoning to allow Henry Homes to begin plan-ning a subdivision expected to take 55 years to complete.His motion to do so was passed by a 4-1 vote. Commission Chairman Graham Fountain, in whose district the subdivision would be built, opposed the measure. The amendment will be reconsidered again in July.As with most development in North Okaloosa, traffic considerations were what drove the decision to delay a vote to rezone the land from rural/agricultural to rural residential. The Henry Homes project would be built south of two-lane Bill Lundy Road, which feeds onto a two-lane portion of already over-taxed State Road 85. Boyles said heÂd like to see long-range transportation plans considered alongside comprehensive development plans before giving Henry Homes the go-ahead to build.He noted that the Florida Department of Transportation, in its own review of the proposed development, had notified the county it had serious questions about adding to the existing travel load.Tra c worries slow rezoning e ort By News Bulletin contributorCRESTVIEW Â„ A day of family entertainment will help fund medical care for a Crestview girl recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.The Maleia Spears Family Fun Day benefit is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at the Old Spanish Trail amphitheater on Still-well Boulevard.The event includes a performance by Juke Joint Willie, a cornhole tournament with cash prizes, food and retail item sales and an auction. All of the auction proceeds and a minimum of 50 percent of purchases from event ven-dors go to the Maleia Spears Special Needs Trust.Maleia, 10, daughter of Malcolm and Kristy Spears of Crestview, has had two surgeries to remove as much of the tumor as possible. She is now in the middle of radi-ation treatments that will conti nue through mid-July and hopefully eradicate the remaining tumor.This process has been a huge financial burden for the family, but they are committed to get her the best care possible. Fundraiser to support Crestview child with brain tumorA family fun day fundraiser will beneÂ“ t Crestview resident Maleia Spears, who has a malignant brain tumor. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] By Wendy Victora 315-4478 | @WendyVnwfdn firstname.lastname@example.orgPAXTON Â„ For 364 days each year, Shannon Buharp avoids the quiet stretch of two-lane road where her husband, Eric Buharp, died 10 years ago.ItÂs just 5 miles from the house he built, the house where they first raised their sons together and where she later raised them alone.But on July 11 each year, she forces herself to go to the last place she saw him alive and leave flowers at the base of the sign that marks the spot of the accident.The couple were on their way back from a pirate ship cruise in Panama City with their two young sons and her best friendÂs daughter when they came up on a curve and saw a semi truck tilting dangerously. As they watched, it tipped onto its side and slid toward them.ÂI vividly remember telling Eric what we were going to have for supper,ÂŽ Shannon says of the moment just before the crash. DANCING WITH ERICPaxton woman celebrates life of husband, 10 years a er death On 10th anniversary of husbandÂs death, Paxton woman recalls love, loss and hope for the futureA memorial near DeFuniak Springs marks the place where Eric Buharp and his family crashed in 2008. [NICK TOMECEK/DAILY NEWS] See TRAFFIC, A7As with most development in North Okaloosa, tra c considerations were what drove the decision to delay a vote to rezone the land from rural/agricultural to rural residential. The Henry Homes project would be built south of two-lane Bill Lundy Road, which feeds onto a two-lane portion of already over-taxed State Road 85.See SUPPORT, A7 See CELEBRATE, A7
** A2 Saturday, June 9, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin OBITUARIESWilliam A. (Bill) Boucher passed away on Monday, June 4th, 2018. He was born July 31, 1932 in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from high school in St. Joseph, MO, he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY and graduated in 1954 as a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force. He served 23 years in the Air Force as a pilot and in various Engineering capacities. Following a tour as an F-4 pilot with the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing in Vietnam where he said his greatest accomplishment was returning safely from 152 combat missions, Bill returned to Los Angeles, CA as the Chief of Engineering on a space reconnaissance satellite. He retired from the Air Force in 1977, having achieved the rank of Colonel. Bill always gave his mother credit for shaping his young life. One of his memorable experiences was being expelled from the Cub Scouts for disciplinary reasons by his own mother who was the den mother. This served as a wake-up call which he filed away for reference in later life. He also grew up learning that there was no greater call than serving your country in the armed forces. He was proud of his military service and followed in the footsteps of his father, who served in Europe in WW1, and his two older brothers, one in the Air Force and the other in the Army. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rene, formerly of Palm Bay, FL and his older brother, Robert, who died in an Air Force aircraft accident. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Anne; son, Brad of Los Angeles, CA; brother, John, of Silver Spring, MD; sister, Sally, of Kansas City, MO; and ten nieces. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 8 at 11:30 AM at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Parkway East, Niceville, Fl. The family will receive visitors 1 hour prior. A reception will follow at One Water Place, building 2, Destin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Disabled American Veterans. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mclaughlintwincities.comWILLIAM A. (BILL) BOUCHER1932 2018 Florence Ann Caley (Flossie Sexton), aged 85, lost her brave battle with AlzheimerÂs, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Flossie was a long time Alabama resident and originally from Southold (Long Island), New York. Flossie was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucille Caley, her brothers William ÂBillyÂŽ and James ÂJimmyÂŽ Caley and her son, Johnny P. Sexton. She will be greatly missed by her children, Paula S. Schroeder (Roger), William ÂBillyÂŽ Sexton, Sonya S. Emanuel, and Callie L. Harper. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Flossie was the Co-Founder of the original SextonÂs Seafood in Destin Florida and in Birmingham Alabama. The family suggests donations in lieu of flowers to Destin Harvest, 625 Harbor Blvd., Unit 9, Destin, FL 32541. A celebration of life will be held at Harbor Docks, Sunday, June 10, 2018 downstairs at 1 oÂclock in the afternoon.FLORENCE ANN CALEY (FLOSSIE SEXTON) Retired Air Force Master Sargent William Grant Dorsey passed away at home on May 23, 2018. Born October 31, 1939 in Washington D.C. to parents Bryan and Ida Dorsey, he graduated Coral Gables High School and went straight into the service. After spending his entire 20 year career at Eglin Air Force Base, he spent the rest of his working years in the Aerospace Industry in Southern California; before finally retiring first to Pine Mountain, Ga., and then back to Shalimar, Fl. Bill or ÂGPAÂŽ as he was known to most, whether ÂkinÂŽ or not had many interests which included: woodworking, collecting guns and coins, fishing, building jigsaw puzzles, gardening, bowling, poker, bingo and rarely did he pass a casino without stopping in to ÂvisitÂŽ his money. Bill was funny, kind, generous to a fault and made an impression on every person he ever met. He loved to play pranks on his friends and since he was born on Halloween, it was his favorite holiday and he believed he was born a Warlock. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge, beginning in Lagrange, GA #1084 (where he had been elected Exalted Ruler 2009-2011) and later transferring to #1795 on Okaloosa Island. Many people were waiting with open arms for him on the other side, including his wife Elaine, both of his parents, his brother Bruce, his sister June, his niece Christeen and his grandson Brian. There were also many 4 legged friends eagerly awaiting his arrival including Luke, Bugsy and Duncan. Still yet, are the many broken hearted left here to mourn his passing: His daughter Kimi, his sons Billy and Robert, his son and daughterin-law Jeff and April, his beloved granddaughter Jillian, his oldest grandson Joseph, and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are also 2 more 4 legged friends left behind that will miss him dearly, Bob and Mick. Above is just a short story of a life well lived, but cut way too short. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6 p.m. at The Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island #1795, and will include an honor guard salute at sunset. In lieu of flowers, his family asks for donations to be made to the Elks Lodge # 1795 at 1335 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 or to PAWS at 752 Lovejoy Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 in his name.WILLIAM GRANT DORSEY1939 2018 Jennie Lyn Hiquiana, age 29, of Mary Esther, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at West Florida Hospital. Jennie Lyn was born on January 2, 1989 in Angeles City, Philippines to parents, William and Julieta Hiquiana. Jennie Lyn was a very caring, ambitious, head strong woman. She also had a passion for hair, nails and makeup. Jennie Lyn loved the Florida Gators and Marvel Comics, especially Iron Man. She enjoyed the movies and being around her many friends. Jennie Lyn is predeceased by her father, William Hiquiana Jr. She is survived by her mother, Julieta Hiquiana of Mary Esther; brother, Mark Hiquiana of Manhattan, New York.; numerous aunts and uncles, and close friends. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Burial will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.comJENNIE LYN HIQUIANA1989 2018 Jocelyn Barker McMahan, the granddaughter of Okalo osa County founder, William H. Mapoles, passed away peacefully May 5th, 2018, in Pensacola, Florida, surrounded by her family. Jocelyn was born on the 4th of July, 1943, in Crestview, Florida. She graduated from the Kaiserslautern American High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1961. Jocelyn devoted her early life to her children and their education. Her later life was devoted to her two bob tailed cats. She was preceded in death by her sister Nancy and her parents Ernestine Mapoles Barker and William H. Barker, Sr. of Crestview, Florida. Survivors include her three children; Gregory McMahan (Annette), Patrick McMahan (Maureen) and Alicia McMahan (Beth), two brothers; William H. Barker, Jr. (Donna) and David Barker (Kathy), and six grandchildren; Caitlyn, Jordann, Brendan, Larissa, Riley and Perry. The family will gather to celebrate her life on June 9th, 2018 at Brackney Funeral Home, 480 E. James Lee Boulevard, Crestview, Florida 32539. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. with a service of remembrance from 2-3 p.m. Burial will be at Live Oak Cemetery in Crestview immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to PAWS. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and physicians of both the West Florida Hospital ICU and the Covenant Care Hospice for their compassionate quality care of Jocelyn during her final illness. You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.comJOCELYN BARKER MCMAHAN19432018Our sweet Nana, Frances Gwendolyn (Gwen) Rogers, age 86, passed away in her sleep on June 2, 2018, at the Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Born October 14, 1931, Gwen was the only child of Hobson and Pearlie Mae Miller of Pensacola. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Jack with whom she raised 3 sons in Fort Walton Beach, John (Debbie), Matt (Sheila), and Doug (Johnie). Gwen also leaves behind 7 grandsons who adored her, Adam, Dallas, Mikey, Kyle, Michael, Shane and Andy as well as 9 great-grandchildren, Jon Miller, Luke, Hudson Jack, M.J., Lexie, Kylie, Caydon, Karlie and Carmon. Infant granddaughter, Courtney, preceded her in death. After retiring from her career with the Okaloosa County School District as a secretary at Fort Walton Beach High School, Gwen continued to be an active member of Cinco Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fort Walton Beach WomenÂs Club and worked as a volunteer at the medical center. She and Jack spent 19 summers working as volunteer campground hosts with the Nantahala National Forest in Franklin, North Carolina. Gwen loved the mountains and walking in the woods so much that she referred to herself as ÂMountain Woman.ÂŽ Our precious Nana loved life. She loved people and people loved her. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother as well as a true friend to so many. She touched our lives deeply and will live in our hearts forever. The family received friends, June 8, 2018 ,at the Cinco Baptist Church with funeral service following. Her body will be laid to rest beside her husband Jack at Jesse Rogers Memorial Cemetery in Mary Esther. Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mclaughlinmortuary.comFRANCES GWENDOLYN (GWEN) ROGERS1931-2018
** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 9, 2018 A3Martha Susan McNab Cuchens died at her home in Newton, Mississippi, on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 62. Susan was born on Saturday, May 5, 1956, in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and lived most of her childhood and teenage years in Valparaiso, Florida. She also lived in Hattiesburg, MS, New Orleans, LA, Pascagoula, MS, and for the last 33 years in Newton, MS. Susan was preceded in death by her father, Orin P. McNab; her in-laws, Roy E. Cuchens and Jewel Marie Cuchens Hughes; her brother-in-law, Kenton E. Cuchens; as well as her grandparents and several aunts and uncles from her McNab and Ethridge lineage. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Randy Cuchens; two daughters, Jennifer Wooten and Jessica (Josh) Jefcoat; four granddaughters, Hannah Brooke Wooten, Ella Jefcoat, Avery Jefcoat, and Mary Leigh Wooten; her mother, Betty McNab; her sister, Louise Carrier; her brother-in-law, Roy A. (Chris) Cuchens; three nieces, Christie (Josh) Balciunas, Kristie Cuzzourt, and Carrie (Kurt) Wilson; two nephews, Michael Carrier and Matthew Carrier; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Susan was a graduate of Niceville High School (Â74) and The University Of Southern Mississippi (Â78). She worked as a legal secretary for over 36 years, beginning her career with Rex Gordon, Sr., in Pascagoula. She continued her legal work in Newton in 1985 with Jack Brand, Sr., Robert Logan, and Bill May. Before her death, she was the smiling face, calm voice, and gentle spirit of the Logan & Mayo Law Firm with Robert Logan, Brian Mayo, Sarah Hamm, and Judy Rainer. She worked as a legal secretary in Newton for a total of 33 years. She served on the Newton Theatre Company Board for many years as Secretary and participated in several of the Musicals presented by the Newton Theatre Company. She also enjoyed her Tuesday evening Bunko Group. In addition, Susan was supportive of The Newton Chamber Of Commerce and various other organizations in Newton. To be sure, Susan bled Âblack and goldÂŽ and absolutely loved cheering on the Golden Eagles at The Rock with her family. SMTTT! However, most importantly, Susan was a faithful and committed disciple of Jesus Christ and lived her life every day to bring honor and glory to God. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Newton, and served the Lord in so many different ways through her church family. Susan was a member of the Adult Choir, a member of the LadiesÂ Ensemble, a member of the Praise Team, a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the WomenÂs Ministry Council, a ChildrenÂs Choir Leader/ Accompanist, a GA Leader, and a Bible Drills Leader. She was indeed a ÂProverbs 31 WomanÂŽ and her sacrificial love was demonstrated daily for her husband, her daughters, and her granddaughters. All of the family was blessed in numerous and meaningful ways by her Godly wisdom and Christian character. And yes, she also touched the lives of hundreds of children, youth, and adults of all ages as she supported her husband in his role as a Minister/Staff Member in three different churches in Mississippi over the last 43 years. To really know Susan was to see Jesus, because though she was not perfect, she reflected Him every day through her attitude, words, and actions. It is also true that she had many Âbest friendsÂŽ, because she did her best to love each of them dearly! She will be remembered most for her character, her integrity, her grace, her gentle spirit, her patience, her humor, and her ever-present, sweet smile. Through every victory, she was quick to give God the glory! Through every challenge of life, she demonstrated the attitude of Jesus Christ, including this most recent battle with cancer. She assured us as a family with these words from her Savior: ÂFather, Thy will be done!ÂŽ In her own words, all Susan ever really wanted was for ÂJesus to use me for His gloryÂŽ. That was a reality throughout her life and is now a reality in death! To God be the glory for the gift of Susan Cuchens! The Visitation was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Newton. The Celebration Of Worship was held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church, Newton, with Dr. Frank Harmon, Dr. Brian Rushing, and Mr. Robert Logan officiating. The Graveside Service and Burial will be held at Newton County Memorial Gardens in Newton following the Celebration Of Worship. The Pallbearers will be Bob Bridges, Bryan Burt, Bob Douglas, Charles Godwin, John Harrison, Danny Lindsley, Joe McMillan, Will McMillan, and Ronnie Page. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Rejoice With Friendship Sunday School Class. The family requests Âno flowers pleaseÂŽ, but in lieu of flowers consider giving to one of the following: The Music Ministry of FBC Newton, The WomenÂs Ministry of FBC Newton, The Scholarship Fund of The Mississippi Baptist Singing Churchmen, The Building Fund of Enterprise Baptist Church, Enterprise, Mississippi, or The Epic Fund of FBC Trussville, Alabama. Newton County Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (601-635-3200) Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.newtoncountyfuneralhome.comMARTHA SUSAN McNAB CUCHENS1956 2018 Samuel Wallace Sulli, age 92, of Miramar Beach, FL, passed away on June 2, 2018, at his residence. Samuel was born on June 12, 1925, to Samuel Sulli and Elvin Huddleston in New Orleans, LA. He was a parishioner at Resurrection Catholic Church in Miramar Beach, FL Samuel enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and served during WWII. He achieved the rank of LT (j.g.). He returned to New Orleans where he studied and received his B.A. in Business from Tulane University. He went to work for over 40 years until his retirement from Frank P.Fischer Engineering Co., L.L.C in New Orleans. Samuel leaves behind his beloved wife, Beverly V. Sulli, to whom he was married for 69 years. In addition to Beverly, Samuel is survived by two sons, Stephen W. Sulli and Kenneth J. Sulli; and five grandchildren, Stephen W. Sulli, Jr., Stephanie Brouillette, Christopher Sulli Sr., Christina Wilson and Angelina Marie Sulli. Samuel also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren. Service and interment will be conducted on June 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Lakelawn Funeral Home and Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, LA. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www. McLaughlinMortuary.comSAMUEL W. SULLI1925 2018
** A4 Saturday, June 9, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin OPINION ANOTHER VIEW Address: 638 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536 Online: crestviewbulletin.com Publisher Jim Fletcher ...........................jÂ” email@example.com Executive Editor Jason Blakeney .............firstname.lastname@example.org Editor Aaron Little ...........................................email@example.com Editorial Assistant Renee Bell ....................firstname.lastname@example.org Reporter Aaron Jacobs .......................... email@example.com Legals Barbara Dale ....................................firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Assistant Dale Robinson ......email@example.com Media Consultant Sherrie Stanley .......firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT US Call 682-6524 to report news, subscribe or learn about our classiÂ“ ed and display advertising options. The Crestview News Bulletin is published each Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media Group, at 638 N. 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Join the discussion at facebook.com/crestview.bulletin or tweet @cnbulletin JOIN THE CONVERSATIONThe Crestview News Bulletin encourages public discussion on local issues. The paper publishes letters to the editor on a Â“ rst-come, Â“ rst-served, space-available basis. Letters should be original to the News Bulletin, written on topics concerning North Okaloosa County communities, and should not contain profanity, personal attacks or other questionable content. The newspaper reserves the rights to decline publication of any letter for any reason, and to use published letters in advertising and other promotions. Email letters to email@example.com Alternatively, send letters to Crestview News Bulletin, ATTN: Letter to Editor, 638 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536.Having worked in the healthcare industry both in Australia and here in the USA provided me with some basic tools and education so that I feel comfortable being my own advocate when it comes to my health. It was put to the test recently, when a few weeks after a routine surgery, I noticed some, symptoms that caused me concern. So after consulting with my surgeon I ended up in the ER and was admitted to hospital with a blood clot in my leg and a blood clot in my lung. It was a situation that could have had a catastrophic outcome, but I knew enough to seek medical help and put my faith in the physicians and nurses to treat the condition and take care of me. For the most part, they did. What I did not expect, however, was to have to stop a nurse from administering a narcotic that had already been administered by a different nurse. Even though I was feeling the effects of the drug, I had the ability to convey that information and prevent a very bad outcome. I did report the issue to the risk management department, as that is the only avenue that investigates issues such as these and implements safety guidelines that need to be followed. Still having major pain issues after hospitalization for the surgery, and subsequent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, I ended up in the ER for a third time, at the insistence of my primary care physician. Even though it was evident I was losing weight, unable to eat, in pain and being diabetic in a health crisis, I was sent home with no diagnosis. I decided that next week to get a second opinion, and after a brutal evening, was taken by a friend to a hospital ER in the next city. What a contrast in treatment and outcome. Within a two hour period, I was admitted with a diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Within two and a half days, I had turned the corner and was on my way to recovery. I was being treated by physicians who were determined to find out what was wrong with me, and do their very best to ensure I left their hospital in a much better state than I was when I arrived. I will admit to feeling a little apprehensive of seeking second opinions from both physicians and hospitals, as no one likes to ÂannoyÂŽ a doctor, and letÂs face it, most people trust doctors and other medical professionals to always know what you need and treat you accordingly. However, just like anyone, those in the medical field can be overwhelmed, jaded or simply not willing to spend the time on each person and treat them as an individual. Healthcare is not always about caring for your health, especially when the almighty dollar plays into their practice. I had the added bonus of having a friend, who is a physicians assistant come to be with me in the ER of the second hospital, which allowed me to rest and be treated without being overly concerned about what tests/drugs/discussions were taking place around me. She had my best interests at heart and was more than comfortable to ask questions I never even would have thought of. I know that not everyone has the background or knowledge to feel comfortable questioning medical treatment or decisions, so if you donÂt feel that you can be your own advocate, find a friend or family member who can! Barbara Dale is the receptionist for the Crestview News Bulletin. Email her at bdale@ crestviewbulletin.com.Trust your instincts Â… be your own advocate or nd someone who can advocate for youItÂs time to once again celebrate FatherÂs Day in America. I like FatherÂs Day. ItÂs always interesting to see if my children or anyone remembers. Maybe I will get a text, an email or even a telephone call. FatherÂs Day is kind of like your birthday you donÂt really think about it until the day comes. You then canÂt help but notice who forgot or who simply does not care. I was always busy as a young adult and probably didnÂt pay attention to FatherÂs Day like I should have until later in life. I got a little closer to my dad in his later years simply because my mother had died and he had to talk to me when I called. My father was a good dad in that he took care of us. He kept food on the table and a roof over our heads. I never had to face living with a single parent or in a blended family. All I knew was my mom and dad and I never worried about being hungry or being homeless. Millions of Americans cannot say this. This is not a negative about single parenting or being homeless or blended families. IÂm simply saying that Mom and dad hung in there and my sisters and brothers and I have a lot for which to be thankful. My grandfather was a good dad. He raised ten children. He was a blessing to a multitude of grandchildren. He worked until he was 83. I never saw him smile a lot but how could he smile when there were dozens of grandchildren around all the time? Plus, he worked six days a week until he was 83. He managed it pretty well. My son is a good dad. I can believe it because he was a good son. Yet, itÂs always amazing when you see your child in action. He spends so much time with my little grandson and they have a beautiful bond. I love to watch their interaction and I am so happy for both of them. This FatherÂs Day will once again be a good day and a tough day. Fathers will count their blessings and also their failures. Fathers will wish for another chance to do it again but we only get one chance to be a dad. Many will visit cemeteries to pay respect to a dad now long gone, or fathers will mourn over the passing of a child. FatherÂs Day is upon us and the best you can do is to cherish the moment. Make a visit. Make a telephone call. Make the day as personal as possible. Life is about relationships and there is nothing like loving a father or a child while you have the opportunity. When you look back, youÂll be so glad you did. Glenn Mollette is an American syndicated columnist and author. WhatÂs your view? Write a letter to the editor.FatherÂs Day in America Glenn Mollette This FatherÂs Day will once again be a good day and a tough day. FatherÂs will count their blessings and also their failures. FatherÂs will wish for another chance to do it again but we only get one chance to be a dad. Many will visit cemeteries to pay respect to a dad now long gone, or fathers will mourn over the passing of a child. However, just like anyone, those in the medical eld can be overwhelmed, jaded or simply not willing to spend the time on each person and treat them as an individual. Healthcare is not always about caring for your health, especially when the almighty dollar plays into their practice. B a r b a r a D a l e Barbara Dale
** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 9, 2018 A5 FAITHThere is a story of how several years ago a teacher assigned to visit children in a large city hospital received a routine call requesting that she visit a particular child. She took the boyÂs name and room number and was told by the teacher on the other end of the line, ÂWeÂre studying nouns and adverbs in his class now. IÂd be grateful if you could help him with his homework so he doesnÂt fall behind the others.ÂŽ It wasnÂt until the visiting teacher got outside the boyÂs room that she realized it was located in the hospitalÂs burn unit. No one had prepared her to find a young boy horribly burned and in great pain. She felt that she couldnÂt just turn and walk out, so she said,stammering, ÂIÂm the hospital teacher, and your teacher sent me to help you with nouns and adverbs.ÂŽ The next morning a nurse on the burn unit asked her, ÂWhat did you do to that boy?ÂŽ Before she could finish a profusion of apologies, the nurse interrupted her. ÂYou donÂt understand. WeÂve been very worried about him, but ever since you were here yesterday, his whole attitude has changed. HeÂs fighting back, responding to treatment. ItÂs as though heÂs decided to live.ÂŽ The boy later explained that he had completely given up hope until he saw that teacher. It all changed when he came to a simple realization. With joyful tears he expressed it this way: ÂThey wouldnÂt send a teacher to work on nouns and adverbs with a dying boy, would they?ÂŽ We all have dark moments in our lives from time to time. But we should remember that just because we enter into a dark period, we donÂt have to give up hope. Even the sun has a sinking spell every night, but in the morning it rises again with renewed brightness. Centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah declared to the people of God: ÂThe people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness Â„ on them has light shined.ÂŽ TheyÂre such hopeful words! It was this promise from God, spoken through the prophet, that gave the people hope. This was the ember that nothing could extinguish. The light of GodÂs promise was kept alive within them. If you seem to have little or no hope in your life, it would be good to try to examine why you feel that way. There is always reason for hope, because you are a precious treasure of God's. He would not have sent his Son to this world if there were no hope for it, or you, or me, would he? In Jesus Christ, he provides his love and joy. He provides all you need in order to live. In the midst of despair, in the midst of hardship, in the midst of devastating conditions of life, there is always the hope of Jesus Christ to which you can cling. He is a light that enters into your darkness. GodÂs light and life are available to all who open themselves to receive it. WonÂt you? The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview.FROM THE PULPITGod gives hope through JesusRECURRINGAWANA PROGRAM: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Joy Fellowship, 5978 Old Bethel Road, Crestview. ÂApproved Workmen Are Not AshamedÂŽ is for 4-year-olds through Â“ fth-graders. Call 682-6219 to register. REFORMERS UNANIMOUS: 6 p.m. Fridays, Central Baptist Church, 951 Ferdon Blvd. S., Crestview. Faith-based recovery program for people with any addiction. Directed by Wendell Morgan. 682-5525. RESTORATION AND RECOVERY MINISTRY: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Kingdom Life Worship and Training Center, 798 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview. Weekly outreach ministry for healing, restoration, wellness and wholeness. For people who have struggles with addiction. BREAD OF LIFE OUTREACH MINISTRY: Sign up and a brief ministry and prayers at 11 a.m. and box pick-up is 3 p.m. 11 a.m. Fridays, Kingdom Life Worship and Training Center, 798 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Crestview. The church distributes boxes of once a month per person. CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Church of New Covenant, 3191 New Ave. N., Crestview. Faith-based 12-step program for people seeking healing from things that keep them from living healthy balanced lifestyles.North Okaloosa County churches can send listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items run on a first-co me, first-served, space-available basis.CALENDAR M a r k B r o a d h e a d Mark Broadhead We all have dark moments in our lives from time to time. But we should remember that just because we enter into a dark period, we donÂt have to give up hope. Even the sun has a sinking spell every night, but in the morning it rises again with renewed brightness.
ClassifiedsA A 6 6 Saturday, June 9, 2018| Crestview News Bulletin District ManagerThe Northwest Florida Daily News has an opening for District Manager ; The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations.The ideal candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation, as well as a management background, is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have the ability to read and understand a road map and must be able to work a very flexible schedule. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Hiring Requirements: Drug Testing/Screening, Background Checks, Reference Checks. Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision, Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, 401K, Retirement/Pension, Uniform Allowance. Interested candidates please submit resume to Dale Robinson: email@example.com 20180235 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that a Public Sale Auction will be held on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 2:30PM at Tellus Self Storage located at 997 Industrial Drive, Crestview, Florida 32539, Phone (850) 682-9437. The contents of (2) 10x10 (1) 10x15 (2) 10x20 and (1) 10x25 storage units belonging to the following tenants will be sold in AS IS condition. TERMS OF SALE WILLBE CASH ONLY. Powell, Torry Furniture, Boxes, Trunks, Suitcases, Sporting Goods Hossack, Julie Jarvis Household Robinson, Kennedy Household, Toys, Sporting Goods, Tools Cox Jr., James Furniture, Boxes King, Christopher Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Toys Gerena III, Dionisio Furniture, Boxes WE RESERVE THE RIGHTTO REFUSE ALLBIDS. Cash Only, 10% Buyers Premium, Auctioneer Jerry Duncan -AU #527. 06/09/2018 06/16/2018 20180265 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Willow Barn, located at 1172 Blackberry Circle, in the County of Okaloosa, in the City of Baker, Florida 32531 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Baker, Florida, this 31 day of May, 2018. Linda A. Maxey 06/09/2018 20180250 NOTICE OF SALE American Self Storage, 1501 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32539, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida statutes 83.001 through 83.809, hereby gives notice of sale under said act, shall be conducted in a commercially reasonable manner, as the term used in section 679.504(3) to be witnessed on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. American Self Storage will conduct a public sale for: B139 Phillip Ivey Full size mattress, wooden table, approx. 4 totes, childrenÂ’s toys, floor lamp, table lamp, security box, floor creeper, frames for bed, assorted clothing 05/30/2018 06/09/2018 20180266 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018 CA 001502 F DIVISION: COMPASS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD A. LOWITZ, JR. a/k/a RICHARD LOWITZ, Deceased, by and through any and all Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries, Devisees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees and all others who may claim an interest in the Estate of RICHARD A. LOWITZ, JR. a/k/a RICHARD LOWITZ, Deceased; RICHARD A. LOWITZ, III; BONIETA L. LOWITZ a/k/a BONNIE L. LOWITZ and STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RICHARD A. LOWITZ, JR. a/k/a RICHARD LOWITZ, Deceased, by and through any and all Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries, Devisees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees and all others who may claim an interest in the Estate of RICHARD A. LOWITZ, JR. a/k/a RICHARD LOWITZ, Deceased 4616 Range Road Niceville, FL 32578 (Last Known Address) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okaloosa County, Florida: RT 1, BLOCK 1314, NICE VILLE, FLORIDA 32578 A/ICA LOT 2, BLOCK F, SEMINOLE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 157, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OICALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. And which postal address is: 4616 Range Road, Niceville, FL 32578. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark J. Horne, the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 720 Blackstone Building, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202, within thirty days after the first publication, of the Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED on 05/31/2018 JD PEACOCK II CLERK OF THE COURT BY: JACKIE DUNLAP AS DEPUTY CLERK 06/09/2018 06/16/2018 20180267 NOTICE OF SALE Persuant to Section 713.75, Florida Statutes, there will be a public auction on 06/24/2018 at 8:00 AM for the following vehicle: 04 HYUN KM8SC13D94U805820 There will be a public auction on 06/28/18 at 8:00 AM for the following vehicle: 98 DODG 1B4HS28YXWF198379 The auction will be held at 6194 Hwy 85 North, Crestview, FL 32536. 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** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 9, 2018 A7Mrs. Helen R. Proffitt was born February 16, 1915 in Thompson Village, Trout Creek, NY, to Olive and Silas Fitch. She died May 18, 2018 in Milton, FL, at the age of 103 years. Mrs. Proffitt was a wife, mother, home maker and loved baking for the community she lived in. She moved to Holley, FL, in 1970 from Sebring, FL. Mrs. Proffitt was a member of St. AugustineÂs Episcopal Church in Navarre as well as the Navarre Home MakerÂs Club, and the St. AugustineÂs Altar Guild. Mrs. Proffitt is survived by her sons: Charles Proffitt, Richard Proffitt and John Proffitt, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Proffitt, her son Harold Proffitt, daughter Carol Tolbert, brothers Dewey Fitch, Silas Fitch and Clarence Fitch and her sister Mabel Fitch. A graveside service for Mrs. Proffitt was held Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Milton, FL, under the direction of Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.HELEN R. PROFFITT1915 2018Tommy Ray Simms, 81, passed away peacefully in his Fort Walton Beach home on June 2, 2018. Tommy was born on December 8, 1936, to parents William Melvin and Anna Elizabeth Simms. He joined the United States Air Force in 1955 and was first assigned to Samson Air Force Base in Seneca County, New York. TommyÂs final assignment was to Hurlburt Field, Florida, where he served as the General Manager for HurlburtÂs Non-Commissioned Officers Club. As a Staff Sergeant, Tommy retired from the Air Force with 20 years of service in 1975. TommyÂs service to his country continued up until the time of his passing. He was most passionate about the Disabled American Veterans, and he held the office of FloridaÂs State Commander and was a Service Officer for the National Executive Committee of the DAV, Veterans for Foreign Wars, and the American Legion for many years. Tommy, known as the Veterans Veteran, worked devotedly at raising funds for local disabled veterans. Among his favorite projects were the purchasing of two specially designed and equipped passenger vans and two golf carts, all used for transportation by the Veterans Administration Clinic at Eglin Air Force Base. TommyÂs fund-raising efforts allowed for a significant contribution to the building of the Veterans Tribute Tower at Beal Memorial Cemetery. Tommy is survived by his wife and best friend of 62 years, Rosita Tacneng Simms, and their children, Scott, Ron (Christy), Anna (Brian) Bugbee, and David (Crystal). He was loved dearly by his grandchildren, Christopher, Kristen, Gabriella, and Rebecca, and great-granddaughter Allison. Tommy is predeceased in death by his son, Mark. Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 6, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Services was Thursday morning, June 7, at the chapel of Emerald Coast Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery. The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to Mark Shaw and the Fort Walton Beach Golden Corral for the never-ending love, support, and contribution to Tommy and his fund-raising efforts for our local disabled veterans. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.comTOMMY RAY SIMMS1936 2018 ÂIn DOT language, that was actually a pretty stark warning,ÂŽ Boyles said of the agencyÂs commentary on the development. ÂTheyÂre saying, ÂIf you think this works, give us an analysis of how this works, because we donÂt think it works with regard to existing capacity trip traffic.Â ÂŽHe called upon the countyÂs public works and growth man-agement staff to work together to provide evidence that five-year and 20-year models for transportation infrastructure expansion are compatible with plans for the scope of develop-ment Henry Homes envisions.Boyles said he wasnÂt picking specifically on the Henry Homes development, but wants to find better ways overall to assess amendment requests like the one presented Tuesday.ÂWe need to have a system in place to scale back the amend-ment requests to the realistic infrastructure likely to be in place,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis is trying to find what our balance point is going to be.ÂŽEdwin Henry, who represented Henry Homes at the meeting, told board members that the high-end homes he would build in the Auburn community are constructed at a pace of between 15 and 20 a year. He said it would be at least a couple of years before any construction is begun in the new subdivision and about 55 years before it would be built out.Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel sided with Boyles on the need for careful study of the Henry Homes plan.ÂIt behooves us to look at capacity, improv ements and growth. We need to slow down and take a look before we plunge ahead,ÂŽ she said. TRAFFICFrom Page A1Though insured, much of these expenses have not been covered by the SpearsÂ medical insurance, according to a media release for the event.Monetary contributions can be made to Maleia L. Spears Supplemental Needs Trust, c/o Kristen Ellis, Welton Law Firm, 1020 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536. SUPPORTFrom Page A1 Eric tried to steer off the road, a maneuver that kept Shannon and their sons from serious injury. But the little girl whoÂd been sitting between the boys in the back seat was critically injured. Shannon got the children out of the car and went back for Eric, who was unrespon-sive but still breathing.ÂI knew he was hurt very bad,ÂŽ says Shannon, who is a registered nurse. ÂI was talking to him. ÂPlease stay with me. I love you. I donÂt know what IÂm going to do without you.ÂÂŽShe and her sons were taken to one hospital. Eric and the little girl, Katie Johnson, were airlifted to another. For four hours, Shannon heard nothing. During that time, she bar-gained with God.ÂJust give him back,ÂŽ she prayed. She didnÂt care what condition he was in. She would take care of him.Instead, her pastor brought news that Eric had died. That night, she sat on her boysÂ bed in the pediat-ric ward. She was 36. The boys were just 6 and 10. Eric was 38.She had loved him since the seventh grade.ÂMy life as I knew it was now over,ÂŽ she wrote in her recently published book about Eric. ÂThe new life I would be entering would be one without color.ÂŽ First dance, rst kiss While Shannon and the boys recovered quickly from their injuries, Katie required multiple surgeries.Shannon and KatieÂs mother are still best friends, even closer than they were in 1985 when Shannon and Eric met at a Ruckel Junior High School dance.She was 13, Eric two years older.ÂEverything about him was pretty to me,ÂŽ Shannon says smiling. ÂHis braces. His eyes. If I could have seen his toes, they would have been pretty to me, too.ÂŽA few months later, he kissed her for the first time. But the following year, he went to Niceville High School, started to drive and had more freedom than she was allowed. While Eric was riding around town with other girls, Shannon was stuck at her grandmotherÂs house.Occasionally he would drive her the quarter mile from school to her grand-motherÂs house and come in for a cold drink. She would fantasize about the Daily News covering the event.ÂEric Buharp sits in Shan-non SnyderÂs GrannyÂs living room and drinks a Coke!ÂŽ was the headline she wrote.But on the days when Eric was with other girls, she remembers standing in front of her full-length mirror, shaking a finger at the imaginary Eric.ÂOne day,ÂŽ sheÂd chastise him, Âyou might want to have something to do with me and I might not have time for you.ÂŽThat day came when she was 21 and Eric called to ask her to meet him and a group of his friends at a country western bar. Nothing could have kept her from that bar. But she was not ready to forgive, yet.ÂWhen I walked in the door, he said, ÂIf youÂll date me, IÂll make you the queen of my double-wide trailer,ÂÂŽ she recalls.She told him she was dating someone else. A year later, he tried again, and this time she said yes.ÂI just made him wait a year because he had made me wait since the seventh grade,ÂŽ she says. ÂIt killed me to walk away from him, but I thought, ÂLet him see how it feels for a minute.ÂÂŽBefore they married, he told her that he and his brother had bought 40 acres of land in Paxton, nearly an hour away from their Niceville jobs.ÂI was so in love with him if he would have told me to live in a tree house in a pine tree, I would have,ÂŽ she says. Still with her Their oldest son Hunter, who was 10 at the time of the crash, now is 20 and works full-time. Their youngest son, Kade, is 16 and drives his dadÂs old truck.Shannon has done every-thing she can to keep Eric alive for her boys. When she fills out their paperwork at school, she lists EricÂs name. His artwork is framed in the home he built. His flip flops are still under the seat of KadeÂs truck.ÂThey have a dad,ÂŽ she says, consciously using the present tense of the verb. ÂAnd this is what he was like and this is who you have to model yourselves after.ÂŽShe talks to him and while he doesnÂt answer her questions directly, she feels his presence. She has dreamed about him several times, dreams so vivid that she knows he was with her, at least for those ethereal moments.ÂIÂm still short. HeÂs still tall,ÂŽ she says of one of the most potent dreams. ÂI remember saying, ÂI love you so so much.Â I swear he was here. And heÂs looking at me like he loves me more than he does air.ÂŽOther times, sheÂs sure that heÂs with her but she canÂt quite see him.ÂIf I could just turn around a little faster, then heÂd be there,ÂŽ she says. Nothing is easy She and the boys still live in the rural home they were returning to on the day of the crash. For the first months after Eric died, she couldnÂt bear to be there. And then she couldnÂt bear to be away from it.Now she says she will never leave. She will die in the simple house on a road that only leads to miles of other country roads. She has had to learn to do the things that Eric did. She has struggled to be a father to her boys. She has wondered why God let her live instead of Eric, since her boys could have learned so much from him. It hasnÂt been easy. None of it. ItÂs scary to be both a mom and a dad. She expects herself to be a strong parent and knows Eric expects the same of her.ÂYou donÂt want this new reality, but this is my new reality,ÂŽ she says. ÂTo this day, I have screaming, crying fits. This is not what I asked for.ÂI wanted him to be here when I was 100 and hold my hand when I die.ÂŽShe recently finished a book called ÂDancing with EricÂŽ that she selfpublished on Amazon. She wrote it longhand in a notebook on a rocking chair on the front porch. In its first two months, she made $600, all of which she donated to the Kindred Hospice Foundation, which puts on a bereavement camp for children each summer.She plans to volunteer there this year.She says she was talking to Eric about the money and what she should do with it. She had bills, plenty of them.ÂI remember hearing, ÂDonate it. Find something to help kids.ÂÂŽ So she did.This July 11 marks the 10th anniversary of his death.For the first time this year, she will not spend that day in bed. Instead, she and some friends have declared it to be ÂRandom Acts of Kindness for Eric Buharp Day.ÂŽ Precious gi sAfter 10 years, she still misses him. The colors in her life are still not as vivid as they were before Eric died. She stillis angryGod didnÂt let her keep him.But she tries to smile more.For her book, she made a list of all the wonderful things in her life that hap-pened because a ninth-grade boy with braces asked her to dance.She got to be the queen of a double-wide trailer. She got to become a wife. A mother Â„ twice. She got to be the most important person and be loved more than anything by one person on earth.And she had to say good-bye, for a while.ÂThis life is hard, sad, difficult and unfair,ÂŽ she concludes. ÂIt is also magical, beautiful, and full of so many precious, precious gifts.ÂŽ CELEBRATEFrom Page A1Shannon Buharp talks about the wreck that killed her husband, Eric Buharp, in 2008. Shannon, who lives in Paxton, has written a book about her late husband and her grief. [NICK TOMECEK/DAILY NEWS] Eric and Shannon Buharp are pictured in their beach wedding photo. They had known each other for more than 20 years when Eric was killed in a 2008 crash. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Shannon Burharp has gotten a few tattoos since her husbandÂs death in 2008, including this one referencing Ecclesiastes 4:12. [NICK TOMECEK/DAILY NEWS]
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