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** These are just a few of the 70-plus volunteers who assisted with the recent free mobile dental clinic in Baker. From left: Faye Nall, Ida Faye Powell, Jan Walker, Mary Ann Henley, Jennifer Smith, Larica Redmond, Gayle aircloth and Joyce Blalock, Baker Lions Club president. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] A GateHouse Media newspaper read by 10,450 people every week. Obituaries, A2 Community, A3-4 Opinion, A6 Faith, A12 Health, A15 A4Local Bank promises fairness, integrity, respectA8Palin, Brazile to speak at NWF State College event CUB SCOUTS BOND WITH DADS | A11 DALE TALKS HISTORY: LESSONS AND OFFENSE | A6 Saturday, June 30, 2018 @cnbulletin ¢ Vol. 43 Issue 52WEEKEND EDITION By News Bulletin staffCRESTVIEW „ Volunteers with the Florida Baptist Conventions Mobile Dental Unit were able to help 77 adults in need of dental services.The event began with a screening day that assessed qualifications for the free clinic. Services are provided to those age 6 and up who are at or below the 200 percent poverty guide-line and dont have dental insurance coverage. People who met the guidelines returned for treatment May 21-25 in Baker.The 10 dentists who vol-unteeredfor the effortfilled 56 cavities and did 131 extractions during the clinic. They provided a Baker free mobile dental clinic helps 77 adultsBy Renee Bell 682-6524 | @cnbRenee reneeb@crestviewbulletin.comCRESTVIEW „ Various officials and city residents gathered to break ground June 27 at the John McMahon Environmental Education Center, located at 135 Butler Circle in Crestview.Doris McMahon, John's wife, stood in a line with them as they ceremoniously shoveled scoops of earth."Only one person missing today would have loved to have seen this," Crestview Mayor David Cadle said of the late John McMahon, who died in 2015.Cadle said at one point a corporate sponsor was going to help expand the center, but that didn't come about."He was always disappointed but he never gave up. He never gave up. He wanted to see this place prosper and be an environmental center that the entire city could be proud of," Cadle said.The new building by Royster Contracting LLC will house the center's historical collection, with construction paid from the city's park reserve funds.Henley New McMahon center to hold local historyCity, Kiwanis, and buildilng of“ cials shovel dirt at the groundbreaking June 27 for the new building being constructed at the John McMahon Environmental Education Center in Crestview. [RENEE BELL | NEWS BULLETIN] Some of the volunteers at the free mobile dental clinic are pictured. Patients and volunteers completed four puzzles between appointments over the “ ve-day clinic. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] McMahon Gray is asking for help nding ag own in combatBy Alicia Adams315-4443 | @aliciaNWFDN aadams@nwfdailynews.comDESTIN „ A Crestview woman is asking for help to find an American flag she took overseas that fell off her boat Sunday near Crab Island.KaSandra Gray went to Crab Island that morning with her family and friends. After a day out on the water, the group decided to pack up about 5 p.m. and head to shore.The family began to head north to a boat ramp, but noticed the flag was missing when they were about 10 minutes away from Crab Island.We had just gotten into the deeper part of the water and we hit a few chops,Ž she said. And my stepson says, Hey, the American flag is missing. ŽWhen they packed up for the day, the flag was moved from a pole on the top of the boat to a lower fishing pole holder. Gray said it probably fell off when they hit some bumps.They immediately turned the boat around and slowly drove back to Crab Island. The searched to the left and right for the flag, but could not find it.Woman searches for lost American agKaSandra Gray lost her American ” ag near Crab Island on Sunday, and hopes someone found it and can return it to her. She ” ew the ” ag over Afghanistan during combat missions with the Air Force. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] See HISTORY, A10 See FLAG, A10 See DENTAL, A10


** A2 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin OBITUARIESSUBMISSIONSThe News Bulletin publishes North Okaloosa County residents and former residents obituaries, including a photo, for $95 in print and online. Family members should write the 500-word announcements and funeral homes should submit them to the newspaper for con“ rmation. We may edit submissions for style. Call 682-6524 or email for more information.We have gained an Angel to watch over us. James Michael MikeŽ Carr, age 72, of Shalimar, Florida, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his loving family Friday, June 22nd, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born July 17th, 1945 in Fairhope, Alabama to Love and Zelma Carr. He was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County. Mike was raised in Holt, Florida and was a 1964 Crestview High School graduate where he played the Trumpet in the band; which earned him a scholarship to Mississippi State University, graduating in 1969 with a major in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. In 1977, he opened The Truck Center which he owned and operated since. And later, The Auto Glass Center at the same location. Before becoming a business owner, Mike taught math at Richburg Junior High School for a few years, worked for his brother at Ed Cox Motors and worked as a Service Manager at the Ford dealership in Crestview, which was known as OConnor Ford at that time. Mike was an active member of Cinco Baptist Church. He supported several mission trips, land acquisitions for the church and contributed to Cinco Christian School. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, fishing and hunting of any kind and anywhere. He would travel all over the United States and Canada to go on hunting trips his entire life with friends and family. His second passion would be the love of baseball. Most nights, he could be caught watching more than one baseball game. Mike is preceded in death by his parents; Love and Zelma Carr, son; Michael Scott Carr, grandson; McKenzie Bowman, siblings; Bryan Cox, Ed Cox, and Cathryn Sanders, and fatherin-law; LeRoy J. Blatz. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Teresa Carr of Shalimar, Florida, children; Kim Bowman, Mike W. Carr (DeeDee), Jeffrey Scott Powell (Heather), and Eric Halverson, grandchildren; Lalie Williams (Seth), Spencer Carr, Olivia Carr, Michael Bowman, Gigi Carr, Parker Powell, and Carter Powell, nephew; Danny Cox (Jane), mother-inlaw; Mary Ann Blatz, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, his four legged faithful friend; Penelope, and a close circle of lifelong friends and extended family. Mike was a dedicated father, papa, and wonderful loving husband. Stories of Mikes integrity, humility, generosity, and sense of humor will keep his memory alive in the years to come. A celebration of Mikes life will be Saturday, June 30th at 12pm noon, with a time for visitation before, beginning at 11am at Cinco Baptist Church in Ft. Walton Beach. There will be a reception following the service at the church. In Lieu of flowers, you may donate to Cinco Baptist Church Land Acquisition or a charity of your choice. The Family would like to thank everyone at Emerald Coast Hospice, Julia Blatz, and Annette Shuler for their help during Mikes final days. You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservices.comJAMES MICHAEL MIKEŽ CARR1945 … 2018Allan E. Halstead Jr., age 52, of Fort Walton Beach, FL, passed away on June 16, 2018. He was born January 31, 1966 to Allan and Henrietta Halstead Sr. Allan was preceded in death by his mother Henrietta in 2017. He leaves many cherished memories to his father Allan Halstead Sr.; sister Cathy Hicks (Brian); brother Timothy Halstead; niece Breanne Hicks; nephews Christopher Hicks and Tyler Halstead. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Expressions of love and sympathy can be viewed at E. HALSTEAD JR.1966 2018On June 24th, Wesley won his eight-year battle with brain cancer, entering into the arms of his precious Lord and Savior. Wesley was a loyal friend, outstanding athlete, dedicated student and a loving son and brother. Born in Okaloosa County, he attended Bluewater Elementary School, Ruckel Middle School and Niceville High School, as well as Okaloosa Online School. He loved the Florida State Seminoles and the New England Patriots and had an uncanny ability to recall statistics, trivia and sports-related facts. Wesley was an active member of the youth group at St. Paul Lutheran Church and made many great memories with Brad and members of the group. He loved his years playing football, basketball, and baseball, and made many lifelong friends with his teammates and coaches. Wesley treasured the loyalty and kindness of his friends who stayed by his side throughout his battle. Perhaps Wesleys greatest fan was his big sister, Haley, who was a great comfort to him during his illness. They shared a brothersister bond that will never be broken. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, John F. "Papa" Thomas Sr. of Panama City Beach. Left to treasure his memory are his parents, Josh and Debbie Landon of Niceville; his sister, Haley Landon of Winter Park; grandmother Glenna Thomas of Panama City Beach; aunt Donna and uncle George Wheeler of Lynn Haven; uncle John and aunt Darnell Thomas of Panama City Beach; uncle Ron and aunt Inna of Jacksonville; aunt Linda Rogers of Summerfield; numerous other relatives; and his devoted companion, Snookie the Pug. The family would like to thank the medical professionals who lovingly cared for Wesley. This includes Dr. Parmley and his staff at Nemours Childrens Hospital, staff at Emerald Coast Hospice (Stacey, Brittani, Melanie, and Dr. Donchey), as well as Dr. Schak. Family visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, June 29th at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville. A memorial service followed by a celebration of life reception will be held at 2pm on Saturday also at Saint Pauls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to the youth group at Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Niceville or to the Ronald McDonald House.WESLEY THOMAS LANDONAlexander Xavier Littrell, of Crestview, Florida, born on May 6, 1992 in Pensacola, Florida, to Lisa Saucier and Steven Littrell, passed away in a tragic accident at age 26 on June 20, 2018. Alexander graduated from high school in 2010 and soon after began his career at Whataburger. With a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment, he achieved one of his life goals and was recently promoted into a junior management position. Alexander was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Gloria Littrell. In addition to his parents. he is survived by his stepmother, Kristina Littrell; brother, Devin Whitsett; sisters, Danielle Whitsett and Jeanette Hallet; grandmothers, Diana Campbell, Dawn Littrell, and Jan Jole; grandfathers, Jeff Littrell and Rob Jole; great-grandfathers, Albert Littrell and Bill Sullivan; aunt, Nikki Littrell; and uncle, Marc Carol. Alex was a special person that was loved by many. His carefree, positive outlook was one of his greatest traits and he would often go out of his way to help others. He always made to most of whatever situation confronted him and was constantly working towards being a better person than he was the day before. Alex will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. Friends and family are encouraged to come join us to pay their respects at the celebration of life on Wednesday, June 27 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Baker Area Recreation Center Pavilion, 5503 Highway 4, Baker, Florida. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.comALEXANDER XAVIER LITTRELL1992 2018There will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion, 105 Hollywood Blvd SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:00 PMREGINALD JOSEPH JOEŽ PLUEMER 1934 2018Regina Greene Wolfe, age 73, of Crestview, Florida went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Regina was preceded in death by her Father, William Clyde Rice; Mother, Flora Lee Scott Rice, and Father of her Children, Landon Rex Greene. She is survived by her loving husband, Dean Wolfe, and her children, Landon Greene of Metairie, LA; Laura (A.J.) Hartzog of Crestview, FL and Lee (Michael) Martello of Crestview, Kimberly (Robert) Hathcock of Crestview, Valerie (Derek) Lott of Crestview and Ginia Wolfe. Regina adored her grandchildren: Cody and Joshua Hartzog; Carson Lee Martello, Leven, Lydia and LR Greene, Autumn Hathcock, Aubrey and Evan Merritt, and Austin Wolfe; Brother, Donald (Linda) Rice of Highpoint, FL, Sisters, Jeanette Davis of DeFuniak Springs, FL and Debra (Robert Carson) Elmore of Crestview, FL and lifelong friend, Diane Love of Crestview, FL. Regina attended Antioch Baptist Church since 1963 and served as the church secretary and treasurer for many faithful years. She was the legal secretary for Ferrin C. Campbell, Sr. until his retirement. She joined Newman C. Brackin in the Okaloosa County Clerks Office until her retirement. Regina would like us all to know her spiritual work on Earth is complete. Early Tuesday morning, she was greeted with an offer she simply couldnt refuse. Gods offer included an appointment with her father, mother, late husband and father of her children, along with other family and friends galore. Her new mission is also 100% guaranteed with simple luxuries of cake and sweets without a single Diabetic Warden. Her life was well lived, as she served others with kindness, a contagious smile, and Gods simple GRACE. Allow her memory to live through you with an act of kindness each day for another of Gods creatures who might need a lifting hand. Visitation will be held at Antioch Baptist Church on Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm. Funeral will take place at Antioch on Friday, June 29 at 4pm with Brother Jim Jordan officiating. Burial at Antioch cemetery will follow. Brackney Funeral Home will handle all arrangements. You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.comREGINA RICE GREENE WOLFE1945 …2018 By Press Gazette contributorMILTON „ Any regis-tered and qualified voter in Santa Rosa County may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests can be made for a single election or for all elections through the next two general elections.A vote-by-mail ballot can be requested the follow-ing ways:€ On the supervisor of elections website at€ By calling (850) 983-1900€ Email Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane at€ Fax a request to (850) 983-1829€In person at the main office located at 6495 Caroline St., Suite F, in MiltonWhen requesting a vote-by-mail ballot, voters must provide their name, date of birth, residence address and mailing address. In addition, the voter's signature is required if using a written request. The voter's immediate family or legal guardian may also make a request if instructed by the voter. For more information on overseas vote-by-mail voters, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.August 22 is the deadline for a vote-by-mail ballot for the August 28 primary election. Check your voter registration status to review or update your information.Vote-by-mail available to registered voters[PIXABAY.COM]


** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A3By News Bulletin staffCRESTVIEW „ Here are highlights involving area students:A total of 11,347 students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an aca-demic record of 4.0 (all A's).The UA Dean's and Presi-dent's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.Students named to these lists include:Erica Kaylee Evers of BakerHannah Hubbard of BakerKevin Dukes of CrestviewFoster Lux of CrestviewEthan Reeves of CrestviewLocal and area students from Florida are among the 2,409 who completed asso-ciate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in the spring 2018 semester.The university conferred a total of 458 graduate degrees (masters, Education Specialist degrees and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees), 1,891 bach-elors degrees and 60 associate degrees.Joshua Golden of Laurel Hill received his Bachelor of Gen-eral Studies in geosciences.CAMPUS KUDOSNorth Okaloosa students recognized By News Bulletin staffVALPARAISO „ The fol-lowing classes and lecturesare available at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Call 678-2615 to register or for more information. Registration is requireddue to limited space.A Heritage Alive! class on soap making is 10 a.m. July 7 at the museum. Using the cold-process method and working with lye, students will learn the basics of soap making and makea one-pound batch of soap to take home.All materials areincluded. Cost is $50 per person ($45 for museum members.The Heritage Museum has a lunch-and-learn lecture series, History Sandwiched In., The History of the Florida Capital and Politics of the 1970s & 1980s,Ž is noon July 13 at the museum. Author and histo-rian Robert Buccellato will talk about Florida governors, their lasting legacies during the 1970s & 1980s, and discuss how Floridas new capital complex built the old Florida to the new modern state it is today. Bring a sandwich for the informal lunch-time education program.A two-part mosaics class with instructor Kathleen Nehus is 10 a.m. to noon July 14 and 21 at the museum. Students may bring their own memento to incorporate. Cost is $40 per person ($35 for museum mem-bers). All materials are included.Heritage Museum schedule includes crafts, political historyBy News Bulletin contributorCRESTVIEW „ Air Force Airman Jordyn T. Redman andAirman 1st Class Robert J. Knopes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airmen completed eight weeks' training in military dis-cipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Basic training graduates earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Commu-nity College of the Air Force.Redman is the daughter of Heather R. Graham Williams and step-daughter of Mat-thew P. Williams of Baker. She is a 2017 graduate of Crestview Senior High School. Knopes is the son of Kaylyn Byrd and Marty Knopes of Crestview. He is a 2010 gradu-ate of Crestview High School.HOMETOWN HEROESRedman, Knopes graduate from basic military training[FILE PHOTO] U.S. Airman 1st Class Robert J. Knopes By News Bulletin contributorDEFUNIAK SPRINGS „ The Department of Justice pre-sented the Northwest Florida Child Abduction Response Team (NWF CART)with national certification.It is the sixth inFlorida to be certified and one of only 23 in the nation. Less than 10 percent of CARTs are certified nationwide.Child Abduction Response Teams are multi-agency and multi-jurisdiction response teams staffed with law enforcement, search and rescue, and support personnel specifically trained to respond when children go missing or are abducted. With a single phone call to any of FDLEs Regional Operations Centers, local law enforcement agencies have immediate access to experts in child abduction investigations and personnel trained in the incident com-mand system.Over the past 18 months, NWF-CART has worked towards compliance with its national counterpart. The team conducted a mock abduction exercise in Februaryfor Department of Justice certification standards. The Walton County Sheriffs Office hosted the exercise in DeFu-niak Springs.Over 130 CART members from 20 agencies participated in the exercise. Department of Justice assessors were present to observe and docu-ment the field exercise, which was designed to fully test response capability including: Amber Alert activation protocol, CART activation protocol, leads tracking and case management, tip line management, inter-agency communications, K9 tracking, volunteer management, search and rescue planning, canvassing operations and management, and the use of standardized CART documentation.FDLE supports the efforts of law enforcement to recover missing children year-round with multiple programs, including CART and its state-wide AMBER Alerts and Missing Child Alerts. During 2017, Florida law enforce-ment agencies received 31,976 reports of missing children, the vast majority of whom were safely recovered.AMBER and Missing Child Alerts are an important tool in the safe recovery of miss-ing and endangered children across Florida. Citizens can now receive AMBER and Missing Child Alerts through text messages as well as email by visiting index/892807736727806.KidSmartz (http:// and NetSmartz (http://www. feature interactive, educational programs of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provide age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on and offline. The websites include programs designed for children, parents and guardians, educators and law enforcement.Visit to view safety tips on how to keep children safe.Visit www.missingchildrenalert. com to learn more about Floridas AMBER Plan.Northwest Florida Child Abduction Response Team gains national certi cationThe Northwest Florida Child Abduction Response Team stand with the national certi“ cation they earned. The group is the sixth Florida team certi“ ed and one of only 23 in the nation. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN]


** A4 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin By Press Gazette contributorOne of the Souths fastest-growing financial institutions did not originate in a large, met-ropolitan area or grow with the usual bank busi-ness plan. Community Bank, started more than 100 years ago in a small timber community in east central Mississippi and has grown by employing a unique approach to one of Americas most routine industries. From 1995 until today, with few acquisitions, Community Bank has grown from $200 million in assets and a couple of offices to more than $3.1 billion in assets, 47 offices and over 750 employees in four states.Community Bank takes great pride in the values embraced by its bank family. Community Bank leaders believe simple values „ all too often ignored by todays society „ can lead to a better quality of life for their staff and customers. Values like fairness, integrity, honesty, respect, humility, self-sacrifice and simple kindness are all hallmarks of the type of organization Community Bank strives to build everyday.We continue to invest in the latest bank technology to provide our customers the most effi-cient and secure tools to manage their “nancial needs in an ever-chang-ing world. We believe old fashioned personal service and technology are mutually important. To that end, we will always have someone answer the phone when you call and there will be a staff member available at each of our locations to personally assist you with your banking needs.At Community Bank, we dont just have staff, we have staff-owners. Under our Community Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), all staff members are fully funded a percentage of their total compensation each year which is invested in the banks stock. The move not only provides a comfortable nest egg for Community Bank staffers, but also gives them a vested interest in bank performance „ particularly in how their own customer service delivery could enhance the banks bottom line and, therefore, their own bottom line.Our staff-owners at our local Crestview office, located at 345 E James Lee Boulevard, are ready to help you find the products and services that best meet your personal or business needs. You can reach our Crestview office at 850-683-8822. Our office hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday … Thursday and 8:30 … 5:30 on Friday. Community Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Community Bank grows out of fairness, integrity, respectBy Brian Hughes Crestview Police DepartmentCRESTVIEW „ What began as two written warnings for running stop signs quickly became a bigger prob-lem for aDeFu-niak Springs resident following a traf-fic stop on Aplin Road.Christopher Michael Driver, 30, was pulled over by a Crestview Police investigator Friday evening for failing to stop at two stop signs, but when K9 Offi-cer Nate Marlar smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the traffic stop became a narcotics stop.As soon as I got up to the car I smelled it,Ž Marlar said.Because the smell was so strong, it was not necessary for Marlar to deploy his K9 partner, Kody.Kody did his share on other stops, though,Ž he said.In addition to $862 in cash, a search of Driver and the vehicle, including a backpack located in the back seat area, yielded 7 grams of cocaine, 162.3 grams of marijuana, 10.8 grams of suspected MDMA (ecstasyŽ), 1.2 grams of diazepam pills (marketed as Valium), several containers of suspected THC oil, and narcotic paraphernalia including digital scales and plastic baggies.The suspected cocaine and marijuana yielded positive results when tested.Driver was taken to Okaloosa County Jail where he was being held on $14,000 bond.Driver was charged with unlawful possession or selling of a controlled substance, unlawful possession without a prescription of a controlled substance, and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.We are putting big dents in this drug trade stuff,Ž Marlar said.DeFuniak man arrested for drugs after tra c stop[SPECIAL TO THE PRESS GAZETTE] An assortment of suspected narcotics, marijuana and drag traf“ cking paraphernalia were seized during what began as a Friday evening traf“ c stop on Aplin Road in Crestview. [CRESTVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS] More than $850 in cash was seized from a DeFuniak Springs resident who was arrested on multiple narcotics charges following a traf“ c stop for running stop signs. Driver


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** A6 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin OPINION Address: 638 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536 Online: Publisher Jim Fletcher ...........................j” Executive Editor Jason Blakeney Editor Aaron Little Editorial Assistant Renee Bell Reporter Aaron Jacobs .......................... Legals Barbara Dale Circulation Assistant Dale Robinson Media Consultant Sherrie Stanley CONTACT US Call 682-6524 to report news, subscribe or learn about our classi“ ed and display advertising options. 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. 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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 Alternatively, send letters to Crestview News Bulletin, ATTN: Letter to Editor, 638 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536.By Barbara DaleCrestview News BulletinThe checkered past or history of a nation can be viewed in a number of ways. It is a reminder of what our ancestors lived through, fought for, survived; or it is a stark reminder of what we are never to repeat.Either way, it provides lessons for us all. With the instances in the past 12 months where monuments and statues of historical figures, are being defaced and in some cases, removed all together, does that require us to forget the period in which these events and people existed?This week, it was reported that a prestigious award from the American Library Association, was to have the name Laura Ingalls Wilder removed, in order to distance itself from racial insensitivity. Laura Ingalls Wilder was a name that I associated with the Little House on the Prairie TV show, as it was shown in Australia when I was young. It was only when I was older and had immigrated to this country, that I learned it was an actual person, and that the books and subsequent TV series were based on her childhood in a settler/pioneer family. The views and portrayal of both Native Americans and people of color, was indicative of that era.While we must not condone that sort of labeling or typecasting in the modern day, it was the practice of that time in history. On a sinister note, the Neo-Nazi treatment and subsequent mass murder of the Jewish people during the reign of Adolf Hitler was a part of history and again, another atrocity that should never be allowed to be repeated, but we cannot deny that it happened. My own country of birth, Australia, has documented historical events that are in some cases, are too horrific to mention, relating to the settlement of the country and subsequent treatment of its indigenous people; removing aboriginal people from their families to assimilate them into white culture and the list goes on. It happened, and hopefully the majority of the population will ensure that it never happens again. When you take the time to review the history of many nations, you can see a pattern of behavior that is not acceptable, when you consider our modern society. That does not mean, however, that we can sweep it under the carpet and pretend it never happened, nor completely decimate the memory of those who lived in those time periods. History teaches us that as a species we are ever-evolving and what was once considered the norm is not so today. History also lends itself to interpretation by those who refuse to accept our shortcomings and expect that all who came before us should be revered. Man is his own worst enemy, and the atrocities carried out by man are numerous. Let us all try and learn something, and make sure we dont repeat the mistakes of our ancestors, while at the same time accepting what came before us, and trying to make amends where we can. Barbara Dale is the receptionist for the Crestview News Bulletin. Email her atƒ.did it teach us anything, or are we just o ended by it? The latest in the lefts shrill attempt to undermine Trump is showing pictures of Obama-era detention centers with kids in chainlinked areas. Then they wax sanctimonious about how it is so cruel and that Trump is evil. They feel that acting with fake outrage gives them virtue. The media, which is the Democrat Party now, have tried this tactic for two years to undermine Trump. But he stands up to withering, misplaced blame and lies, and he just grows stronger. The jackals in the media, "deep state" and academia have become unhinged. Dems in N.Y. most recently went after the Trump Foundation, saying it is so bad it is almost as corrupt as the Clinton Foundation. Now this fake "Auschwitzlike" detention of illegalimmigrant kids has made them act all hot and bothered. But it's not working. If the left is going to get theirJawsaround Trump, they are going to need a bigger porn starlet. Strengthening the border, post-Obama "Deporter in Chief," has not been easy. Trump wants the wall he promised us, and Dems go out of their way to deny him everything. Trump says in speeches, The Great Wall of China worked!" Which is true; you hardly see a Mexican in China. So without "the Wall," he has done everything legally (all of which Clinton/Bush/Obama did) to deter illegals at our border. Few of these kids come in with their parents; most are taken on the treacherous trip across Mexico by coyotes. The kids are used as shields to protect traffickers; most are not related, as they often claim. Putting kids in a very nice government facility with AC, cartoons on TV, good food, health care, hygiene classes and education is somehow Auschwitz?? My dad was a Marine; when he saw the facility on TV he said his barracks were not nearly as nice. Hell, Chicago housing projects are not that nice. I bet if we make these kids from war-torn areas go to Chicago, they would prefer to go back home for safety. In reality, illegals are costly to taxpayers. Schools, welfare, hospitals, crime,etc. end up costing us. Currently, DHS and FBI estimate that 32% of U.S. prisoners are "known or suspected" aliens. Each one costs us about $40,000 a year to imprison, and countless more to arrest and prosecute. We need an immigration policy that works. I am proimmigrationƒlegal immigration. The left conflates any desire to control immigration with hatred of foreigners one of the many false premises that fuel their rhetoric. If you think unchecked immigration will not change a country, ask our Native Americans. My ancestors did not come here from England in 1752 just to see this country overrun by foreigners! They came here legally, seeking a better life than they had in Europe and to get away from having to watch soccer. Europe is a disaster because of immigration issues. London had so much immigrant crime (odd given England's strict gun control laws) that Mayor Saddiq Khan had to outlaw knives. There is an object lesson for America: If you dont regulate your borders, you will eventually have to regulate your cutlery. Chain migration should end. Its a system where only the children of parents and grandparents who are already here are admitted, no matter how bad they are. Government adopted the policy from Piedmont Driving Club. It always ends an argument and creeps me out when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions start using the Bible to make their immigration political points. Maybe they feel the presence of Jesus all around them. If so, they must be in a Home Depot parking lot. It is important that we maintain fair trading arrangements with Mexico. It produces oil, tequila, Corona beer, spring break venues and a lot of weed. Mexico is also the top producer of Arizonans. Liberals in California do not have to worry too much about poor migrant workers invading LA. They have a built-in wall that keeps them out: $4500 a month rent for two-bedroom apartments. The truth is border protection is a complex matter, full of government confusion that only the coyotes understand how to manipulate. They show up and get arrested. Deportation hearings can take years, so they just disappear into America and don't show up. It is so confusing when they do show up. Two illegal Mexican men appeared for a deportation hearing in a Los Angeles court and the judge instinctively married them. Ron Hart is a libertarian op-ed humorist and awardwinning author. Contact him at or @RonaldHart on Twitter.What's your view? Write a letter to the editor.Media Fake Outrage over Trump... oops...Obama-era Immigration Policy Ron Hart


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** A8 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Crestview News BulletinBy Press Gazette contributorNICEVILLE „ In an effort to provide students with the necessary resources to be successful while attending NWF State College, the Feed-A-Raider food pantry initiative was created to address the issue of food shortages faced by many college students.Wanted food items include:€ Water € Juice € Cereal € Crackers € Peanut butter € Jelly € Rice € Pasta € Pasta sauce € Canned soup € Canned vegetables € Canned fruit € Ramen noodles € Dry beans € Powdered milk € Instant mealsWanted personal items:€Soap € Deodorant € Shampoo € Feminine products € Toilet paper € Paper towels €Baby wipes € Diapers € Formula € Canned baby food € Baby cereal € Pet foodThe Feed-A-Raider food pantry is a campus-wide food pantry initiative spearheaded by the North-west Florida State College Student Government Asso-ciation. Feed-A-Raider was created to address food insecurity by providing supplemental food to students in need, as well as education and resources to students related to purchasing and preparing balanced food on a budget.The Food Pantry is now open, and able to provide services to currently enrolled students. NWF State is now accepting non-perishable food donations and personal care items. Please note damaged, opened or expired items will not be accepted.Donations should be dropped off at the Student Life office on the NWF State College Niceville campus.For further information, please contact the Office of Student Life, at 850-729-6649 or NWF State Colleges Feed-ARaider InitiativeBy Renee Bell Crestview News BulletinNICEVILLE „ North-west Florida State College will host Sarah Palin and Donna Brazile in the colleges inaugural speaker series event, Bridging the Political Divide,Ž at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.Sept. 21.The NWF State College Presidents Speaker Series is a new initiative that will feature renowned speakers sharing their expertise with our community,Ž PresidentDevin Stephenson said. We are proud to bring esteemed speakers to the Emerald Coast and to offer these events at Northwest Florida State College.ŽSarah Palin, the GOPs first female vice presi-dential candidate, became a conservative icon and Republican kingmaker. Donna Brazile, the first African-American to head a presidential campaign, went on to lead the Demo-cratic National Committee at a critical juncture in the 2016 campaign.They couldnt be more different or, more surprisingly similar. Both are political trailblazers known for speaking their minds„and for passionately speaking out for ordinary Americans.In this powerful conversation, two of the most respected and outspoken women in American politics examine our increasingly polarized country and the future of the Republican and Democratic parties. This very honest look at both sides of the partisan divide finds new hope in the values and ideals that can bring us together as Americans.The event is free with a cash donation or a donation of nonperishable food items supporting the SGA Feed-A-Raider program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating available.Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available. Contact the NWF State College Foundation at 850-729-5357 or for more information.First Presidents Speaker Series guests are Palin, BrazileNorthwest Florida State College will host Sarah Palin and Donna Brazile in the colleges inaugural speaker series event, Bridging the Political Divide.Ž [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] Staff reportNICEVILLE „ North-west Florida State College announced Wednesday that there will be no increase in tuition or fees for the 2018-19 school year.NWF State's board of trustees voted unanimously to approve the college's budget and keep the tuition the same as last year, according to a press release from the college.Board Chairman Brian Pennington said the college's leadership will continue to try to reduce the toll that expenses play in a student's desire to attend college.Northwest Florida State College remains committed to quality educational programs and services, and we want to help make education an achievable and affordable goal for all interested students,Ž Pennington said. Students will also see financial relief from the elimination of parking and graduation fees, the press release said.The college also announced that its enrollment continues to increase. Enrollment increased by 1 percent for the fall 2017 semester and by 6 percent for the spring 2018 semester. NWF State also reported a record number of Kids on Campus participants, with more than 400 in the first session alone, the press release said.There has been a 13 percent increase in appli-cations for this fall's enrollment.No tuition increase for NWF State Northwest Florida State College announced Wednesday there will be no increase in tuition or fees for the 2018-19 school year. [NICK TOMECEK/DAILY NEWS]


** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A9


** A10 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Crestview News BulletinIn this 2013 photo, kids and adults learn about local animals and historic industries through displays in the McMahon Environmental Centers museum. [FILE PHOTO | NEWS BULLETIN] Shovels stand ready for the groundbreaking ceremony June 27 at the John McMahon Environmental Education Center in Crestview. [RENEE BELL| NEWS BULLETIN] KaSandra Gray (left) re-enlists in the Air Force on Jan. 1, 2010, in front of her American ” ag on a plane over Afghanistan. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] After its complete, the old building will be torn down to make way for a playground being funded by the Kiwanis Club of Crestview.Were in an area that needs a new place for the kids to hang out and we appreciate the citys sup-port, the (mayors) support, the councils support as we move forward with this endeavor,Ž Kiwanis Club of Crestview president Jeff Morgan said.John McMahon was a military veteran, award-winning poet, and a Florida Forester for 30 years.He loved nature, and spent countless hours teaching children and adults about wildlife and nature at thecenter.It covers more than two acres and contains over 100 native Florida trees McMa-hon planted there.Its museumcollection includes items such as dis-plays of turkeys, squirrels, snakes, andother animals that inhabit Northwest Florida, and exhibits of tools and machines used in the turpentine industry.The center also includes a pavilion, and a forestry lookout tower that was designated asthe 1,000his-torical landmark on the National Historic Lookout Register. HISTORYFrom Page A1The environmental center opened its doors in the 1970s. Since then it has provided “ eld trips and tours of native Florida species. [RENEE BELL | NEWS BULLETIN] total of$78,260.93 in dental services.Volunteers also includedeight dental assistants and 68 other people.Our medical team also included seven nurses provided through Emer-ald Coast Hospice,Ž Mary Ann Henley, project coordinator, said.Volunteer hours pro-vided totaled 740.75.The mobile unit provided services from the Baker recreation center.The organizations visit was coordinated through Baker Lions Club members and the Okaloosa Baptist Association.The Baker Lions Club started the dental clinic in 2012, and have pro-vided one each year since, embodying the clubs motto, We serve.ŽWe are very appreciative of the dentists and assistance, who vol-unteer and donate their services free of charge. Many long hours are invested for this project by the Baker Lions Club members and many others.This is a service of love by all involved. It is an honor for us to be of service to our community,Ž club members stated on their website. Visit for more information. DENTALFrom Page A1Gray said she hopes another boater found the flag and she can have it returned soon because it holds a special place in her heart.Gray has been in the Air Force for nearly 14 years and is stationed at Hurlburt Field. She bought the flag before her first deployment overseas, and it has been with her ever since.My very first deploy-ment, I decided that I wanted to get a flag for me and get a flag for my parents,Ž she said. I flew that for the first 20 combat missions of my Air Force career.ŽThe flag flew on a plane over Afghanistan, at her home in Omaha, Nebraska, and at her home in Crestview. Its been with her for more than 10 years, before the birth of her children, and she planned to treasure it for years to come.It was something meaningful for me and something I could carry with me throughout my career and hopefully be my retirement flag,Ž she said.If you find the flag, contact Daily News reporter Alicia Adams at (850) 315-4443. FLAGFrom Page A1 For more news go toWere in an area that needs a new place for the kids to hang out and we appreciate the citys support, the (mayors) support, the councils support as we move forward with this endeavor,ŽJeff Morgan, president of Kiwanis Club of Crestview


** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A11By News Bulletin contributorCRESTVIEW„ Members of Crestview Cub Scout Pack 799 raced boxcars down the hill June 16 at Countryview Park. They also served an early Father's Day lunch. Thanks to Cub Scout Leader Nicole Jaime for submitting the photos!Cub Scouts race boxcars, host Fathers Day lunchScouts line up and get ready for their turn June 16 in Crestview. [PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] A Pack 799 member gets a push down the hill from fellow members June 16 in Crestview. Cub Scout Pack members work on a boxcar for the event they held June 16 in Crestview. A box car rider steers downhhill June 16 in Crestview. Boxcar riders get an assist June 16 in Crestview. Boxcar riders go downhill June 16 at Countryview Park in Crestview.


** A12 Saturday, June 30, 2018 | Crestview News Bulletin FAITHADVENTIST Crestview Seventh Day Adventist Church: 997 Texas Parkway, Crestview; 6892092; http://crestview22. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Campton Assembly of God Church: 6924 Highway 85 N., Laurel Hill, FL 32567; 652-4581; www. Campton-Assembly-of-GodChurch/117434418274713 Golan Assembly of God: 6618 Highway 189 N, Baker; 537-8007; Holt Assembly of God Church: 540 3rd Ave., Holt; 537-8351 Milligan Assembly of God Church: 5408 Highway 4, Baker; 537-4945; www.mag. church North Central Assembly of God: 158 Woodlawn Drive, Crestview; 689-0209 or 537-7115; http://102453. Oak Ridge Assembly of God Church: 5297 Shoffner Blvd., Crestview; 682-8811 Shady Grove Assembly of God: 1189 Shady Grove Road, Baker; 537-2774; Svea Assembly of God: 4638 Grimes Road, Laurel Hill; 834-2784 Welcome Assembly of God: 6137 US Highway 393, Crestview; 682-1683 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; html Calvary Baptist Church: 612 E. Chestnut Ave., Crestview; 683-3522; Campton First Missionary Baptist Church: 7166 Chapman Road, Laurel Hill; 652-2983 Central Baptist Church: 951 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview; 682-5525; 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; Dorcas Baptist Church: 5880 McCallum Road, Crestview; 682-4958; Ebenezer Baptist Church: 3286 New Ebenezer Road, Laurel Hill; 652-4348 Emmanuel Baptist Church: 3252 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview; 682-9416; www. Evelenar Baptist Church: 2820 Carver Ave., Crestview; 682-2218; www.facebook. com/pages/Evelenar-Baptist-Church/113514725349527 First Baptist Church-Baker: 1347 14th St., Baker; 5372933; FirstBaptistBakerFlorida First Baptist Church-Crestview: 171 W. Hickory Ave., Crestview; 682-2544; www. First Baptist Church of Garden City: 3140 Haskell Langley Road, Crestview; 682-9356; First-Baptist-Church-of-Garden-City-111441582228872/ First Baptist Church of Holt: 532 Highway 90 W., Holt; 5376170; First Baptist Church Laurel Hill: 8166 1st St., Laurel Hill; 652-4192 First Independent Baptist Church of Crestview: 2959 Aplin Road, Crestview; 6896744; www.“ bccrestview” 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. 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. Magnolia Baptist Church: 3198 Highway 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. New Life Missionary Baptist Church: 285 Duggan Ave., Crestview; 689-5433; www.facebook. com/pages/New-LifeMissionary-BaptistChurch/115354765157627 Palm Chapel Primitive Baptist Church: 201 Cadle Drive, Crestview; 689-3383; Peoples Missionary Baptist Church: 722 School Ave., Crestview; 682-3690; www. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church: 5595 Highway 4, Baker; 537-9221; www. Pyron Chapel Baptist Church: 6498 William Gary Johnson Road, Baker Red Oak Baptist Church: 904 US Highway C-180, Baker; 537-6723 CHURCH DIRECTORYUPCOMINGNew Life to celebrate 21st anniversaryCRESTVIEW „ New Life Missionary Baptist Church will hold a 21st anniversary celebration 3 p.m. July 8 at the church, 285 Duggan Ave. Guest speaker for the service is the Rev. D.L. Grant Sr., pastor of Chapel Hill Baptist Church, and founder and senior pastor of New Israel Missionary Baptist Church Inc. Contact Deacon Melvin Hill at 398-1379 for more information. RECURRING AWANA PROGRAM: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Joy Fellowship, 5978 Old Bethel Road, Crestview. Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed is for 4-year-olds through “ fthgraders. 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 minstry 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 Items run on a “ rst-come, “ rst-served, space-available basis.CALENDARFor my Time for Children of All AgesŽ (the childrens story) at one of the churches I serve, I use props provided by the children themselves. Each week I send home with a child a treasure chest.That child will return the treasure chest the following Sunday, having put in it a favorite toy or object.During the childrens time, I remove the object, show it to everyone, and set it aside to think and pray about a message I will deliver centered around that object the following Sunday. I then hand the treasure chest to a different child to take home and bring back.Then I proceed to share a message based on the toy provided the previous Sunday.In this manner, I have a constant source of input from the children, plus a week to think and pray about a message to share with them. A couple Sundays ago a young girl placed a stuffed toy bunny in the treasure chest.She demonstrated that it played music.She squeezed its belly and it played Jesus Loves Me.ŽI asked if she was okay leaving her musical bunny with me for the week.She said, Its okay.Ž The next Sunday, when it was time for the childrens story based on the musical rabbit, I held it up and reminded all the children that it plays music.Before I could get out a second sentence, the little girl, who had been without her bunny all week, jumped up, grabbed hold of the bunny and gave it a squeeze. As the music played, she looked lovingly at her bunny and sang the words to the song.Other children joined in singing with her. I gathered from the way she reclaimed her bunny and held it tightly, that she had missed her good friend during the week.The reunion was very touching.Im not sure anyone else recognized what had happened, but it seemed quite real to me. There are times we all stray from our Lord Jesus.When we are absent from Him, he misses us greatly.But when we returnƒ Oh, the reunion is wonderful!He holds us close.He smiles on us.He reminds us of His great love. Have you strayed?Have you not paid attention to the Lord?Now is the time to return.Now is the time to remember the words to that wonderful song, Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so.Little ones to him belong; they are weak but He is strong.Yes, Jesus loves me!Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.Ž The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview.FROM THE PULPITHe misses us greatly M a r k B r o a d h e a d Mark Broadhead PLEASE RECYCLE THIS PAPER


** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A13By Renee Bell Crestview News BulletinJACKSONVILLE „ As the summer temperatures increase across Florida, so do calls to poison control. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center … Jacksonville is offering some tips to keep Florid-ians safe this summer.The summer season sees the biggest boost in calls to poison control centers, because people are enjoying the out-doors and the kids are out of school,Ž said Dr. Jay L. Schauben, Director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center … Jacksonville. This leads to an increased number of poison exposures, especially for poolchemical accidents, snake, spider, and insect bites, as well as aquatic stings.ŽThe poison control center staff want you to remember these summer safety tips:Calls regarding pool chemicals increase more than 70 percentin the summer months. Calls regarding insect repellent double during summer months. Snake and spider bite calls increase more than 30% over the summer months. Jellyfish and other aquatic life bite and sting calls spike nearly 40% during summer. Pool Chemical Safety€ Ensure you are in a well-ventilated area when using pool chemicals.€ Follow the product instructions carefully.€ Do not store chemicals where flammable items may mix with them (i.e. pool chemicals and fertilizer).€ Never mix pool chem-icals because it could create a toxic gas.€ Always keep pool chemicals stored up and away from children. Insect Repellent Usage€ Read and follow prod-uct instructions carefully; some repellents are not meant to be applied to the skin.€ Do not apply onto a childs hands, eyes, mouth, or cut/irritated skin; spray repellent onto adults hands then apply to childs face. Do not spray on childrens hands because they tend to rub their eyes or mouths.€ Do not use combination sunscreen/ insect repellent products. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, but repellent should not be reapplied.€ DEET should not be used on children younger than two months old. After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water. Snakes and Spider Bites€ Call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 (or 911, if unarousable, convulsing, or stopped breathing) if you believe you have been bitten by one of the six venomous snakes of Florida: coral snake, cottonmouth (water moccasin), Eastern diamondback rattlesnake, copperhead, or canebrake (timber) rattlesnake.€ If bitten by a snake, remove jewelry and tight clothes, immobilize the extremity if possible, keep affected area at or below the heart, and wash the area gently. DO NOT feed the victim, make cuts or place ice on the bitten extremity, or apply a tourniquet.€ If bitten by a spider, call the poison control center immediately. Other Outdoor Hazards€ At the beach, bring a spray bottle with vinegar in it in case of jellyfish stings. Call the poison control center if youre stung for specific treatment advice.€ Treat all wild mush-rooms as poisonous unless you are absolutely certain they are safe to eat.€ Initially apply a baking soda paste to any insect stings, including fire ants, bees, wasps, caterpillars. Then call the poison con-trol center for more specific treatment advice. Proper Pesticide Use€ Read the entire label and follow product instructions; make sure product is prop-erly stored and disposed of according to label.€ Keep all pesticides in their original containers.€ Avoid using products that require leaving powder or pellets in areas where children or pets may have access to them.Summer safety tips from Floridas poison control centerBy Press Gazette contributorAlligators become more active during warm weather months, and its not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a dis-tance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hot-line at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286)."The FWC places the highest priority on public safety," said Eric Sutton, FWCs executive director. "When someone calls our Nuisance Alligator Hotline to report an alligator they believe poses a threat, we dispatch one of our contracted nuisance alligator trappers to resolve the situation."Although alligator bite incidents resulting in serious injury are rare in Florida, the FWC recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators by swimming only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water.Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. How-ever, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal.The FWC also works to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about living with alligators.Learn more about alligators at provides alligator safety advice[SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BULLETIN] Jelly“ sh and other aquatic life bite and sting calls spike nearly 40% during summer, according to the Florida/USVI Poison Informatio n Center. [PIXABAY.COM] Calls regarding pool chemicals increase more than 70 percent in the summer months, according to the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center. [PIXABAY.COM] Calls regarding insect repellent double during summer months, according to the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center. [PIXABAY.COM] Snake and spider bite calls increase more than 30% over the summer months, according to the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center. [PIXABAY.COM]


ClassifiedsA A 1 1 4 4 Saturday, June 30, 2018| Crestview News Bulletin 20180273 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2018 CA 001944 C Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, VS. The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors,Tru tees, and all other parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Mary Frances Clark, Deceased; et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grant ees,Assignees, Lienors,Creditors, Trustees, and all other parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Mary Frances Clark, Deceased Last Known Address: Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okaloosa County, Florida: LOT 5, BLOCK 3, HOLLY HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, 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 Matthew Marks, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication on or before 07/19/2018, and file the orig i nal with the Clerk of this Court ei ther before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on June 08, 2018 JD Peacock II As Clerk of the Court By Jackie Dunlap As Deputy Clerk 06/30/2018 07/07/2018 20180341 IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN R. HARCHELROAD, SR., a/k/a JOHN ROBERT HARCHELROAD, SR., Deceased CASE NO. 2018-CP-000851-F PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOHN R. HARCHELROAD, SR., a/k/a JOHN ROBERT HARCHELROAD, SR., deceased, whose date of death was December 9, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 (temporary location). The names and addresses of the Personal Representatives and the Personal Representatives’ attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is 06/30/2018 Attorney for Personal Representatives: H. William Wasden, Esquire Burr & Forman LLP 11 N. Water Street, Suite 22200 Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 344-5151 Personal Representatives: Sharon H. Ritchie 113 Hermosa Drive Birmingham, Alabama 35209 John R. Harchelroad, Jr. 408 Heatherwood Forest Circle Hoover, Alabama 35244 06/30/2018 07/07/2018 20180337 NOTICE OF SALE Persuant to Section 713.75, Florida Statutes, there will be a public auction on 07/12/2018 at 8:00 AM for the following vehicle: 01 CHRY 3C8FY4BB41T507429 The auction will be held at 6194 Hwy 85 North, Crestview, FL 32536. Danco Towing has the right to turn down any and all bids. 06/30/2018 No More Fingersticks for DiabetesThe New advanced no fingerstick, no pain technology is available now. Call (850) 564-6192 to make an immediate appointment. Five piece walnut bedroom set $550 850-682-4785 Crestview 302 West 1st Ave June 30th 7am-3pm Large Indoor Garage Sale, Household, toys, games, clothes, furniture, collectibles. 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** Crestview News Bulletin | Saturday, June 30, 2018 A15 PESTSREMOVING ATICKThe following tipsfor removingatick comefrom theCentersfor DiseaseControl: €Usene-tipped tweezersto graspthetick asclosetothe skinssurfaceas possible. €Pullupward withsteady,even pressure.Dont twistorjerk;this cancausethe mouth-partsto breakoand remainintheskin. €Aerremoving thetick, thoroughlyclean thebiteareaand yourhandswith rubbingalcoholor soapandwater. €Disposeofalive tickinalcohol, orbyplacing itinasealed bag/container, wrappingittightly intapeorushing itdownthetoilet. SKINCAREREDUCE CANCER RISKToreduceyour riskofskincancer andearlyskin aging,theFDA recommends usingbroad spectrum sunscreenswith anSPFvalueof15 orhigherregularly andasdirected. (Broadspectrum sunscreensoer protectionagainst UVAandUVBrays, twotypesofthe sunsultraviolet radiation.) „Brandpoint PREGNANCYCHOLINE AIDS INFANTSArecentCornell Universitystudy foundthat cholineintake wasparticularly benecialinthe thirdtrimester. Researchersfound infantsexposed tohigherlevelsof cholinethenhad improvedbrain processingspeed. Wealreadyknow thingslikeomega3sandfolicacid aresignicant forfetal development,but onenutrientwere nowrealizingis vitalischoline,Ž saysregistered dietitian nutritionistDawn JacksonBlatner. HEALTH TODAYSWORKOUT Overheadshoulderpulsetonesbackandshoulders ByMarloAllevaMoreConentNow H aveyouhitalullwith yourupper-body workout?Thentry somethingdifferent,for yourbodyandyoursanity! Ourmovetodayisan overheadshoulderpulse witharesistanceband. Thismovewillbetoningtheshouldersandthe upperback.Youwillneeda lighttomediumresistance bandforthisexercise.The strongertheband,the moreresistantitwillbe. Beginthismoveby grippingthehandlesof thebandandloopingthe centerunderoneorboth feet.Positiontheband onthebacksideofyour body,holdyourchesttall, engageyourcoreandlift yourhandstoshoulder level„justtoeachside ofyourbody.Rollyour shouldersbackanddown „andyouarereadytogo! Grippingtheband,proceedtolifttoahalfway point,creatingenough resistancetochallenge yourmuscles.Atthis point,itstimetopulse. Makesuretohover aroundthehalfwaymark, onlyliftingandloweringafewinchesatatime duringyourpulse. Shootforatleast20 pulsesatatime,orpulsefor adeterminedtimeframe. Takeasmallbreak,then returntoyourshoulder pulsesforthreetofivesets. Thisexerciseisgreatto addintoanyupper-body workoutroutine,possibly asafinisher.Oritcanbe usedasawarmupalso. Remember,wehave plentyofwarmweather aheadofus,soourarms willbebareforquitesome time.Dontgetboredwith yourfitness,addaband! MarloAlleva,aninstructoratGoldsGymand groupfitnesscoordinatoratFontaine-Gills YMCA,inLakeland, Florida,canbereached shoulderpulseswithaband.[SCOTTWHEELER/THELEDGER] ByJoAnneVivianoMoreContentNow J enTassifeltlikeabobblehead asheroncologistexplainedher breastcancerdiagnosis,thevariousdrugsthatwouldmakeupher chemotherapytreatmentsand howandwhentheydbedelivered. Thebarrageofinformationoverwhelmedher,soshejustnoddedandkeptsayingOK.Ž Shefeltlikeshehadnocontrol. SowhentheOhiowomandiscoveredsomethingthatshejustmight beabletocontrol,shewentforit. Thatsomethingwasherhair. AndsoTassiventuredintotheworld ofcoldcapping,atechnologythat coolstheheadduringchemotherapy treatments,allowingsomepatientsto retainatleastaportionoftheirhair. Itwasahugethingtolookat yourselfinthemirroreverydayand notlooklikeIwassick,Žshesaid. Youlookedlikeahealthyperson, soyoukindoffeltlikeahealthyperson,oryoudidntlooklikeacancerpatientwhenyouwereout.Ž Thetherapylimitsboththeamount andstrengthofthedrugsthatreach hairfolliclesbyconstrictingblood vesselsandslowingmetabolicactivity.Patientseitherweargel-containing caps,oftenrentedfrommanufacturers,thatarefrozenbeforeuseorcaps thatareattachedtocoolingdevices. Tassi,a38-year-oldsurvivor,has becomeanadvocateforthetherapyand fortheSusanG.Komenorganization. JulieMcMahon,whodirectsmissionandstrategyforKomenin Columbus,Ohio,saidretaininghair canhelpmotivatepeopletomaintain healthyhabitsduringtreatment. Itskindofhardforthemto feelhealthyinotherways,toeat healthyandexercisewhenthey feelliketheylookill,Žshesaid. Tassiandsomeotherlocalpatients whohaveusedthecapwantproviderstomakepatientsmoreaware. OhioHealthrespondedtoasuggestion formoneofthecapusersbyforminga committeethatisworkingwithproviderstogetinformationtopatients. Youwanttobeabletocompartmentalizewhatishappeningtoyou.So thecancerandthetreatmentofitisone partofyourlife,butyoudontwantit tobecomeyouridentity,ŽsaidPauline Russ,abreastcancersurvivor.You wanttoblendinasmuchaspossible.Ž AtOhioStateUniversitysStefanie SpielmanComprehensiveBreastCenter,patientscanuseamachinethatcirculatescoolantthroughacap.Sinceit arrivedatthebeginningofMay,seven oreightpatientshaveusedit,saidDr. MaryamLustberg,anassociateprofessorofmedicineandmedicaldirector ofsurvivorship.Previously,patients hadbeenbringinginfrozencaps. Itsaboutprivacyandgoingto thegrocerystoreandnothavingto explaintoeveryonewhatsgoingon withyou,ŽLustbergsaid.Weseesuch anincredibleimpactonthequalityof lifeexperienceofthesepatients.Ž Insuranceusuallydoesnotcoverthe costofcoldcapping„around$500a month„thoughitwillcreditthecost ofawig.Theeffectivenessofthecappingtreatmentcandependonwhat chemotherapydrugisbeingused. Tassiborrowedthecapssheused, fourofthem,fromothersurvivors andtookthemtohertreatmentsessionsattheBinginacoolerofdry ice.Herhusband,Pete,rotated themoutevery20minutesorsoto ensurethatherscalpstayedcold. Becausethecapsneedtogoonan hourbeforetherapyandstayonfor threehoursafter,Tassiworethem forsixtosevenhoursduringeach ofher16chemotreatmentsfrom November2016untilApril2017. Shecouldonlywashherhaironcea week,incoldwaterinthebathtub. Andevenwiththecold-captherapy,shedidntkeepallherhair. Itthinnedoutquiteabit. But,shesaid,Istilllookedlikeme.Ž Iwantedtokeepmylifeasnormalas possible,Žshesaid.AndIdidntwant cancertotakethingsawayfromme.Ž EmailJoAnneVivianoatjviviano@ dispatch.comortweetherat @JoAnneViviano.Treatmentmay helpchemotherapy patientskeephairWhatsthedierencebetween coldcapsandscalpcooling systems?Coldcapsaresimilartoicepacksin thattheyarekeptinaspecialfreezer beforetheyreworn.Theyalsothawout duringaninfusionsessionandneed tobereplacedevery30minutes.The capsandthespecialfreezerareusually rentedbythepatient. Withscalpcoolingsystems,thecap isattachedtoasmallrefrigeration machinethatcirculatescoolant,soit doesntneedtochangedduringthe chemotreatment.Therefrigeration machinesareownedbythechemotherapytreatmentcenterandpatientspay afeetousethem.ReducingthecostoftreatmentTheRapunzelProjectisanonpro“t organizationdedicatedtohelping peopleundergoingchemotherapy accessandusescalp-coolingtechnology.Moreinformationaboutthe organizationcanbefoundathttp:// TheHairtoStayFoundationoffersnot onlyinformationandsupportbutalso grantstohelppayforscalpcooling costs. Visit Cold-captherapy JenTassi,abreastcancersurvivor,usedcold-captherapytokeepherhairduringchemo.[JENTASSICOURTESY]


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