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EDITORIAL .............4A
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OBITUARIES ........... 10A
BUSINESS........... ..12A
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Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter
The 49th Old Spanish Trail Festival
is in full swing this week beginning
with the All American Shows Carnival
and Midway which opens today at the
Spanish Trail Park, located at the cor-
ner of Stillwell Ave. and north State
Road 85.
A weekend full of top-notch enter-
tainment will begin at the park on
Friday evening at 5 p.m., with opening
ceremonies hosted by Colonel Mark
Kyle, Commander of the 919th Special
Operations Wingat Duke Field.
The legendary Vince Vance & the
Valiance will highlight entertainment
Friday night. Saturday's main act,
country music artist Confederate
Railroad, hits the stage at 8:30 p.m.
There will be food and crafts all
weekend to meet every taste. A unique
must see will be the living Civil War
encampment. The winner of the world
famous OSTF Treasure Hunt will be
announced on Saturday evening prior
to Confederate Railroad's perfor-

Crestview News


Crestview High School, senior baseball
players help round out a special team. 1B

Crestview celebrates 30th annual May
Day Festival. 2A

1 lWl y OF FLORi


Abundant employment opportunities
keep north Okaloosa working. 12A

Fatal wreck kills three on Valley Road

Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter
Three people were killed and one
injured early last Wednesday morning
when their cars collided at midnight
on Valley Road just north of Stillwell
Pronounced dead at the scene of the
accident were Crestview residents
Ahmed Waded Hammad, 19, and his
passenger, 18-year old Katherine
Grace Palmer.
A passenger in the -tcorid vehicle,
Kenya Toni Bess was transported by
EMS to North Okaloosa Medical
Center was he died an hour later. The
driver of the second vehicle 25 year old
See WRECK, page 8A

Ken Nielsen/The News Bulletin
These two cars were involved a fatal crash on Valley Road in Crestview on early
Wednesday morning. Three people died in the accident.

Trooper resigns

after DUI arrest
Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper's
resigned following his arrest for
Driving Under the Influence of alcohol,
according to a FHP press release.
Trooper Phillip S. Shank, 44, a 23-
year FHP veteran, was called to the
scene of a fatal traffic crash on
Wednesday, April 27 around 4:55 a.m.
He had been on duty since 10 p.m. that
See TROOPER, page 8A

Spring Football
Crestview, Baker kick off
spring drills
See Page 1B


Rain forces YMCA
to reschedule golf
Heavy rains Saturday caused
the North Okaloosa YMCA to
reschedule their benefit golf tour-
nament. The new date is May 28,
at the Foxwood Country Club.
More than 80 golfers sloshed
across soaked greens and fair-
ways but were able to complete
only five holes.
All of the players came to the
club house to dry off and enjoy fun
and fellowship while dozens of
donated door prizes were given
"We have plenty of room for :
more teams on the 28th," said Joe 2
Casal, President of the Emerald
Coast YMCA. "We welcome any- :
one wishing to enter a team or to
donate a door prize," added
Sonny's Bar-B-Q will be cater-
ing the lunch that is included with
the tournament. For more infor-
mation call Joe Casal at 314-

'76 CHS reunion
Organizers need help locating
classmates and ideas about mak-
ing it a festive and fun filled
evening. If you can provide
addresses or help or both, please
feel free to call Randy Bracewell
at 682-6422 or e-mail at

United Way will be in
Crestview at the Jobs Plus office
(212 N. Wilson St.) tomorrow from
12-3 p.m. to accept applications
for unmet needs due to Hurricane
Ivan. Applicants will need to bring
required documentation, including
FEMA letters and other support-
ing documents. No appointment
is necessary; come early.
The public is invited to the
National Day of Prayer Gathering
tomorrow at 11 a.m. in front of
Crestview City Hall, 198 N.
Wilson Street.
Mayor George Whitehurst
and the City of Crestview will host
Student Government Appreciation
Day on May 9.
Amvets Post 35 Ladies
Auxiliary meets the first Sunday
of every month at 3 p.m.
The Kiwanis Club of
Crestview pancake breakfast
fundraiser is planned May 7, from
7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Coach-N-
Four Restaurant, West James
Lee Boulevard. The $5 per plate
meal includes sausage, orange
juice and coffee All proceeds from
this breakfast will be used to sup-
port the community's youth in
worthwhile and educational pur-
suits. Tickets are available from
any Crestview Kiwanis member,
or they may be purchased at the
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Ken Nielsen/The News Bulletin
Lt. Toby Baker of the Crestview Police Department stands next to his truck Monday afternoon with the collar and
badge worn by his K-9 partner, Gonzo, who died Thursday afternoon when he choked on a toy ball.

Lt. Baker dealing with loss of K-9 partner

Steve Andrews
Managing Editor
As he sat for lunch last Friday afternoon inside Pick A
Pair Pizza & Grill, Crestview Police Lt. Toby Baker was
finding it difficult to eat.
Nearly everyone who walked through the door of the
popular Crestview eatery during the busy lunch hour
stopped by Baker's table to offer hugs and condolences.
It was also apparent that Baker's appetite was not its
usual hearty self.
But that was to be expected.
Less than 24 hours earlier, the 10-year veteran of the

The Crestview News Bulletin has set up a special
account at the First National Bank of Crestview to
help raise funds for a new police dog. For more
information, please see ad on Page 3B.

force had lost his partner and best friend.
Gonzo, a 6-year-old German shepherd, had been with
the police department for nearly two years, and had
See K-9, page 8A

Community center plans resurrected

Artist's rendering
After five years, these plans for a multi-purpose building to be con-
structed on land near the Bob Sikes Library have been resurrected.

Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter
The Crestview City Council is final-
ly taking action on a use-it-or-lose-it
ultimatum it received in reference to
the 17 acres of land donated by a group
of private individuals for development
by the city.
At the April 14 city, council work-
shop, council chairman Ellis Conner
made a propo-lal to seek current esti-
mates to see what it would cost to build
the much talked about multi-purpose
community center. The center is one of

two remaining projects originally
planned on the land donated by Fort
Walton Beach attorney Don Dewrell,
Chuck Clary, father of state Sen. Charlie
Clary; Andrew Giesen Jr., and George
The original agreement between
landowners and the city was that the
city would develop the land into three
projects: a new public library, second a
community center, and third a new city
administrative facility.
In February the group that donated
See PLANS, page 8A

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2005 ay Day festival

May Day Festival revives memory of Carver-Hill School

Lauren McLaughlin
News Bulletin Reporter

Saturday's Mother's Day
Luncheon in the Carver-Hill
Community Center will kick
off this year's annual May
Day events.
The yearly festivities build
until May 20, which com-
memorates the day that the
slaves in Florida received
word that they were free.
Mrs. Caroline Allen,
President of the Carver-Hill
Memorial and Historical
Society, said that the old
Carver-Hill School isn't the
only place alumni will visit
during May. The Carver-Hill
Museum is celebrating its
30th anniversary.
Consequently, the May Day
Festival also began 30 years
ago, in May of 1975.
"We used the festival as a
grand opening for the muse-
um," explained Allen.
"Nearly everything that we
do ties in some way with

museum. It is filled with
typewriters, one of which
afternoon museum hostess
Murdell White, recognizes
from her high school typing
"That's where I should
have learned to type," she
laughed. She graduated with
the Class of 55.
Several trophies are also
displayed in the museum -
one that a Panthers football
team purchased themselves.
"The district did not have
money to buy a trophy,"
Allen said, "so the students
bought their own. That's
why it's so large."
According to Allen, the
trophy was the first the
school received, representing
the football team's victory as
Northwest Florida
Conference Champions.
Aside from the nostalgic
memorabilia a visitor may
view, Allen points out what
makes the Carver-Hill muse-
um unlike any other.

Carver-Hill Museum hostess Murdell White points out a spe-
cial relic from the old Carver-Hill School: a section of stage
curtains given to the school by the Class of 1966 as a senior
gift. They did not know that the school would close that year
due to integration.

things we used to have at
Carver-Hill School."
Alumni of the school,
which was a wee 12 years
old when it closed, come
from all over the country
=,g ,'ear tq^cele~h ate.
9"-'eople u4ujall' see some-
i ft they haven't seen in 30
years," said Allen.
In addition to the
Mother's Day luncheon, the
May Day Alumni Fellowship
Night is also held in the com-
munity center at Carver-Hill
on May 27.
"We're about to outgrow
the cafeteria," Allen said.
"We filled it up last year."
The school, which began
in 1954, closed in 1966 as part
of the integration. One relic
that made it into the muse-
um is a piece of stage curtain
with the monogram."CHH:
Class of 66."
That senior class, the only
one to go a full twelve years
and graduate, had given new
stage curtains to Carver-Hill.
"It was a gift from the
class of 1966," said Allen.
"They didn't know the
school was going to be
The museum began in a
one room building under the
Carver-Hill Memorial and
Historical Society, which was
chartered in 1969.
"When it became clear
that the new school, which
was only 12 years old, was
going to be closed, they
(alumni) wanted somewhere
to put their trophies and
other things like that," said
Allen. The city council and
civic club granted the
Carver-Hill Memorial and
Historical Society permission
to use a building at Fairview
However, the museum
quickly collected Carver-Hill
items from teachers, students
and other administrative per-
sonnel who were part of the
"We moved things that we
had ourselves," Allen
explained. They soon real-
ized they'd need more room.
So they added onto the
building, but that still wasn't
According to Allen, the
society was able to obtain
two lots next to the original
museum and build a larger
facility for about $40,000. The
county paid for half, and
the society obtained a
grant for the rest.
Over the years, the
school board has
donated some sur-
| plus supplies
,r m to the

"We're a hands on muse-
um," she said. "Most of the
time you go in a museum
and you just look.
Everything says, 'Don't
, 4t Carver-Hill, t
aren t many things you-~won't
tpuch. Pictures aboutdi 'bm
and new.
Looking through the
many albums, a visitor may
discover himself in a picture.
"You may find you," Allen
pointed out. "If you don't
find you, you can put some-
thing in here so that next
time you will find you. You
can't do that at other muse-
A trip to Carver-Hill
museum will not only show
you what the school was like,
but it will aslo give you a feel
for what the community has
been like over the years.
"There's a lot to see and
learn about the people,
where they've gone and
what they're doing," said
She and White wish that
the school had never been
closed, but they are glad that
its spirit is living on in the
"Some kids, they just
wanted to keep the memory
alive," said White.
And many of those kids,
who are now grown, revive
that memory yearly when
they return to Crestview for
May Day events.
"This place (the museum)
will be packed," said White.
Abraham Lincoln,
America's 16th president,
brought about the emancipa-
tion of the slaves, a historical
marker highlighted by the
May Day events.
"That's when we were
freed," said White.
The class at Carver-Hill
School stopped, but not its
memory or the future for
which it stands. Its spirit
lives on as alumni and the
community continue to
donate artifacts to the muse-
In fact, you might have
something they're looking
"We have never been able
to locate an actual photo of
the school," said Allen.
If anyone in the communi-
ty has an original picture of
Carver-Hill School (1954-
1966), consider donating it to
the museum.
It is located at Fairview
Park, 895 McClelland St.
Hours of operation are week-
days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, call
the museum at 682-4003.

At Right: This photo is one of several historical
documentation of the beginning of Carver-Hill
Museum. This shot was taken at the ribbon cutting
ceremony in 1975. Mr. J.R.L. Conyers stands under
the umbrella. His mother and father had given land
for the school. A Mrs. Randolph and Sellar Hill
stand at the front of the row.
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high school. 9 a.m.-Fourth Golf
Tournament at Foxwood

7 p.m.-Alumni
Fellowship Night at
SrCarver-Hill School
J Center, hosted by Class of
-,_ 1965

This photo was also taken when the museum began in 1975. A young Caroline Allen stands in the mid-
dle of the front row. Thirty years later, she is still actively involved In carrying on the memory of
Carver-Hill School through the museum.

May 28
2005 Annual Parade
9 a.m.-Line-up time at
Carver-Hill School Center
11 a.m.- Opening
Ceremony Noon-Begin
other activities:
*Viewing of the museum
*Shopping with vendors
Competitive events
*Wrapping of the May
*Horseshoe tournament
*Special entertainment
ePresentation of awards

May 29, 6 p.m.
Gospel concert at Carver-
Hill School Center

For more information
about events, contact
Mrs. Caroline Allen at
682-3494 or 682-6599.




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*ii Firefighter treated after housefire

Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter
One firefighter was taken to
North Okaloosa Medical Center
after an exhausting battle with a
house fire Friday. Richard
Holcomb of Niceville was treat-
ed and released for fatigue and
The fire occurred at 286
Holland Street and did more
than $125,000 damage. The first
call to firefighters came in at

12:04 p.m.
Upon arrival firefighters
found half of the house, the car-
port, utility room and two vehi-
cles in the driveway fully
engulfed by flames.
Shalondra Wilks was in the
home at the time the fire started
doing laundry. She was able to
flee from the home without sus-
taining injury.
"At this point it looks as if the
clothes dryer may have been
one of the contributing factors to

the fire," said Crestview Fire
Chief Joe Traylor.
According to the Crestview
Fire Department's Incident
Report, the dryer was not prop-
erly vented, the lint trap was not
cleaned, and fire investigators
could not find evidence that the
dryer exhaust hose was in place
at the time of the fire.
The North Okaloosa Fire
District sent personnel along
with the Dorcas Fire District's
Auto Aid Team.

City consolidates manpower

Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter

One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital during this house fire Friday. Preliminary investi-
gations indicate the clothes dryer may have been the cause.

Leisure Services director
Mike Wing has been selected by
the city council to replace
Administrative Services director
Brenda Crosson, who is retiring
on May 31.
Wing was one of two city
employees that put in for the
position. As administrative
assistant Wing will oversee the
city's growth management,
planning and zoning, building
inspections, and code enforce-
What makes the 3-1 decision
by the council unique is that in
addition to his administrative
assistance responsibilities, Wing
will continue to manage the
Leisure Services department,
which includes Parks and
Recreation, Animal Control, and
the Bob Sikes Library.

The idea of combining the
two departments was put forth
by council chairperson Ellis
Conner at the city council meet-
ing on April 5.
Conner suggested that the
city could save $40,000 by elimi-
nating one department head
and restructuring the job
descriptions of some the depart-
ment's staff.
Councilwoman Bush voted
against the motion to consoli-
date the departments. She felt it
was too much to ask one person
to do.
"With all of the growth the
we're experiencing, and so fast,
it's a lot responsibility for one
person," said Bush.
Wing says that he's not work-
ing this alone, but with the help
of a solid staff that he has com-
plete confidence in.
"I'm not taking all of this
upon myself. There are a lot of
good support people around

me. My main focus will be to
coordinate and direct those
extremely qualified people we
have in positions. Without the
staff I would never had agreed
to do this."
Wing went on to say that the
current staff at both the leisure
services and administrative
assistant departments are good
solid experienced people that
will continue to do the job they
have been.
Chuck Powell, who has been
with Wing for 15 years at the
recreation department, will
become the assistant supervisor
of recreation.
Eric Davis will continue to
supervise the planning depart-
ment, with some additional
responsibilities. According to
Wing the building inspections
department will stay the same,
with inspector Bill Daigle super-
vising its day-to-day operations.

Gospel singing legend performs

at police auxiliary fundraiser

Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter

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Naomi Sego, one of.souther
gospels living legends swooned
a sparse but enthusiastic crowd
in Crestview Saturday night.
Sego performed at the
Crestview Police Auxiliaries
annual gospel sing fundraiser.
She sang many of her chart top-
ping songs, including; One Day
At A Time, The Hem Of His
Garment, and I'll Put On A
Sego began her career in
1949 when she married-James
Sego, one of three brothers that
made up The Sego Brothers
Quartet. It was soon after their
marriage that Naomi joined the
group and began to sing with
her husband.
Naomi,. whose career has
spanned more than the U.S.
Gospel News will honor a half-
century this year by having an
award named after her.
The Naomi Sego Living
Legend Award, named in.honor
of her life long achievements in
Southern Gospel Music, recog-
nizes an artist or individual that
has shown the most success and
has made a lasting impact with-
in the industry throughout their
Others that performed
Saturday were the Williams
Family, The Dyess Family from
Opp, Ala., Robert Williamson,
Susan Fife, Sharon Wykle and
Crestview Police Chief Travis

Southern Gospel Music Legend Naomi Sego performed many
of her chart topping hits Saturday night at the Crestview police
Auxiliary annual fundraiser.

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The Miller Report
Last week the House passed a
comprehensive energy bill which if passed
by the Seriate, will move the nation one step
closer to being less dependent on foreign
sources of oil.
Americans are dependent upon oil, gas
and other natural resources. We need
electricity to light our offices, oil to heat our
homes, and gasoline to move our airplanes,
cars, and buses. Until we can find a safe
and dependable alternative to petroleum,
we must strive to ensure the dean and .ate
production of oil and natural gas. While
both sides of the aisle may differ on this
issue, we all can agree on the fact that the
United States must work to end our reliance
on foreign sources of petroleum.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005, HR. 6,
will help secure reliable energy here at the
start of the 21st century. It is not perfect
but it isa solid product and a start to a new
energy.policy philosophy. I voted in favor
of this bill because of its design to improve
our nation's energy needs. These provisions
Strengthening our national security by reducing
dependence on foreign energy sources;
Increasing funding for programs to help low-
income residents cover high energy costs;
Promoting a cleaner environment using
einewable energy and alternative fueled vehicles;
Moderzing electridty infrastructure and
protects consumes from unfair prices;
Setting stricter standards for energy use m
Federal building;
Providingprivate sector incentives to improve
efficiencystandards on electric products;
Improvinglegulation of nuclear and
hydroelecht power;
Promting dean coal technologies.
To help met the nation's energy needs,
HR. 6 taddesdising gasoline prices by
en ouragingmor domestic production of
oil with in tives such as a streamlined
permit pro s. It promotes a greater
refining ca~ ity to bring more oil to
markethnd ceases the gasoline supply
by stoppigtheproliferation of expensive
eginaloboutiuue fuels. Furthermore, it also
scales bi'thedemand for oil by
encouraging the use of vehicles powered by
hydo fuelplls. The nation needs to
redue dai grous dependence on foreign
oiljiH 6 a4-anos this policy by allowing
new domestic oil and gas exploration and
: develd by authorizing expansion of
the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's capacity
to Vbilidn ba.rels.
-I'm veryhappy to report that the Gulf
Coast of-Floida is still protected from
offshore willing on the Outer Continental
Shelf. 'Thee moratorium is in place until
2012, i the Florida delegation continues
to work together to ensure the prosperity of
military envininmnental and local economic
activities,$ "
Throughout other sections of the
legislate,. it:addiesses our nation's
eeci transission capacity. With the
infaz us blackcut'in the summer of 2002,
H-R 6 ipitrMes upon the reliability to stop
future blatsthrough the adoption of
reiabiltstahidards, incentives for
transnisi'grid improvements and
reforon f transmission authorization rules.
Furthermore, the legislation promotes
cdean'and Aewable fuels by providing
incentives for dean coal technology and
renewable energies such as biomass, wind,
solar and hydroelectricity It requires greater
energoitservation by establishing new
mandatory efficiency requirements for
federal bildig and efficiency standards
Sand product labeling for battery chargers,
commeAnii al.refigerator, freezers, unit
.thetisri d other household products.
; "Aunikpie'p- vision in the bill extends
A DylighSmngs Trm two months to
reduce energy consumption by the
equivalent of'10,000 barrels of oil each day.
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Your kindness has touched us

My husband and I
wish to thank everyone
for all the support
we've received from
the community
following the tragic
death of our son. The
police, firemen,
S.'p mia paramedics, and ER
-' staff at Okaloosa
Medical Center
responded quickly and
worked feverishly to
save Matthew. I
thought this was our
tragedy alone, but your
own pain was visible
Matthew Martin on your faces. Deb
Harp and Pastor
Patrick Pfrimmer, you will never know how deeply your
kindness has touched us. Members of the Woodlawn
Baptist Church, Eglin AFB, the local community, and the
Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home have overwhelmed us

We encourage our readers to write to us at
any time with their thoughts and ideas.
Opinions may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to
our office. All letters are read, but not all are
published. Letters may be edited to fit available
space without altering the viewpoint of the
writer. All letters are the express opinion of the

with support. You have all touched our hearts and made
sure we know we are not alone.
We wanted to share a little of Matthew's life with all of
those who have shown their care and concern. My
husband and I adopted Matthew in Khabarovsk, Russia.
We worried about how our family would receive him, but
Matthew made sure everyone loved him with all their
heart. He flirted with the women, played rough with the
guys, and hugged everyone who even looked his way. I
would love to say that Matthew was a perfect son, but he
was a stereotypical boy. He rode his bicycle without his
helmet sometimes, knocked on the neighbor's door asking
for cookies, and threw rocks on the roof of our house. He
was getting in trouble one minute and sitting in your lap
smiling the next. He followed his big brother everywhere,
which wasn't always a good idea, and emulated everything
he did. Matthew's laughter and hugs will be forever
missed in our lives.
Memorial services were held in Pennsylvania where
Matthew was laid to rest with family on April 19th.

Charles & Colleen Martin

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Celebrating beginnings

It's Old Spanish Trail time! That
means parades, the carnival,
beauty competitions, races all
sorts of special events to keep us
all busy for a week.
It's sort of a "thank you, we
remember and we're grateful" to
the Spanish explorers who came
first and the American Indians
who let them land and proceed to
the west so that we could come
Both Indians and Spanish still
abound in the area-maybe we
could add to the festival a day of
Mary Jones appreciation to both groups for
their help in making the week of
fun meaningful, because they made it possible.
If the ancients who started it all are looking down on
us, I suspect they're laughing or weeping at what they
see here.
The indecent acts against children; brazen television
broadcastedias art.when the only characters are
nakedness and the only plot is the path to sex.
PolittlcaTig-giv leniency for the mess by doing nothing.
Oh yes they arrested a woman for breast-feeding her
baby at an athletic event.
Politics, in fact, have become a multitude of
Listening to the President's "Press Conference" on
Thursday night didn't add anything but more
platitudes. He simply repeated his "scare story" about
the fate of Social Security (again and again), but he
didn't offer anything but platitudes about the state of
the fund without laying out a real plan to fix the deficit.
In fact, he didn't say anything about fixing the
deficits in all the budgets that he has helped to produce.
Nor did any of the press people hold his feet to the
fire in seeking an answer to many of the questions
raised by his speech and, later, by some of the press
people. None of the press people badgered him for real

answers to their questions-they seemed satisfied with
his platitudes.
He gave great praise to the Iraqis for their search for
a democratic self-government, alluding at the same time
to the decision to fight Iraq.
As for the oil problem we, and most of the rest of the
world, are facing, he used words of hope that America
would find an answer soon.
Another platitude when we should have been given
a blow-by-blow description of what he is doing to barter
for better solutions that will bring down the cost of oil
energy in a shorter time than "10 or more years." Had
Congress begun work on solving our oil problem when
the war with Iraq began, we probably wouldn't be
facing high prices now.
There's a multitude of problems in our society that
must be tackled by action.
The indecent acts against children must be first in
line for solution. Start with surgery on the offending
adult and if that doesn't work, try death.
We don't punish the offender, we punish the
victims-by barring them, in most cases, from ending
any pregnaitcy that results. :-' .
Bold plans require bold acts and there are multitudes
of problems out there crying for bold acts.
It was a bold act that brought the Spanish to St.
Augustine in 1492. They came seeking a fortune, and
found a new life, but not without fights.
They stayed long enough to blaze a trail all the way
to California, and thus the beginning of the United
States of America.
That's what we'll be celebrating in May-the Old
Spanish Trail as the beginning of our world. Let's
pledge a new beginning in the spirit of fairness, faith
and friendship with all the world.

Mary V. Jones, a local resident, is a veteran newspaper
editor, columnist, and reporter. She has worked for
local, regional, and national newspapers, magazines,
and wire services.



What was your first
job, and how much did
It pay?

"My first job was at the Tasty
Freeze on north State Road 85. I
wokedfor mr Hugo King and he
paid me minimum wage. I think
it was $3.15 per hour then."

"I delivered papers for the
Okaloosa News Journal in the
late 1950's. I made nearly
$200.00 per week which was
pretty good money back then."

Laurel Hill
"When I was 1I I wdoredi~TaT Mr
Danny Campbell's dry goods
store in downtown Laurel Hill.
Laurel Hill was the big city back
then. There was nothing in
Crestview. Mr. Campbell paid me
$5.00 per week which was good
money then."

Money & politics, part IV: International viewpoint

Philip John Davies, Director of the Eccles Center for
American Studies at the British library, spoke about the
elections in England using the general election of 2001
as his example. He first noted how short the English
election cycle is. In 2001, the election was announced
on the 8th of May, on the 14th of May Parliament was
dissolved, on the 25th of May the nominations were
closed. The 7th of June was election day and on the 8th
of June the new administration took office.
In the United States, the presidential race for 2008
has been under way since the 2004 election cycle. In
England in 2001, labor took 413
votes, the conservatives-166, the
l l i liberals-52 and the other seven
Suelli n minor parties 28 votes among
of Record" them.
One of the major differences in
tising, call 682-6524. elections in the U.K. and America
is that no television time can be
assifieds purchased by the parties or
rix.......classified ads candidates. Five slots are given to
ng information the two major parties of two to
warz.........retail adv. five minutes each, with the other
ster............retail adv minor parties getting less time.
The average size of a constituency
on information in England is 90,000 and is set by
r circulation mgr. a non-partisan commission.
r...............682-6524 The amount of money that can
day 8:00-4:00 p.m. be spent is established depending
ws Bulletin is published each on the size of the constituency and
loosa Publishing Co., a 295 W. where it is located. For instance,
, Crestview, Florida 32536.
SPaid at Crestview. Florida. in rural communities you can
les nsad e~len to spend more than in cities. In 2001,
iateial heein is prtpay of the a rural constituency with 75,000
lein. voters could spend 10,133 pounds
($18,750), and an urban
S 010-209 constituency with 75,000 voters
w Newscould spend 8,933 pounds
w News($16,500). Donations over 50
1 t pounds must be reported.
,o... H -i. In the 2001 election, the
Conservative Party spent over 12
million pounds, Labor over 10
of County million pounds, Liberal Democrats
..................$26.00 over 1 million pounds, and the
$32.50 rest under 200,000 pounds. The
total political spending in the U.K.
in the 2001 election was 74 million

U.S. dollars. There were only 10
registered lobbying groups and
they spent only 1.8 million
Davies, in answering questions
about the upcoming election in
England, which has been called
for May 5th, believes that Labor
will win back a reduced majority
and that this is a foregone
conclusion. The reasons are: (1)
Labor has been so successful in
the past two elections that it
would be very difficult for them
to gain seats; (2) they have been
in office long enough that their Lou Frey
own supporters seem complacent
about voting; (3) the level of trust in politicians, and in
Tony Blair particularly, has fallen, in large part due to
the unsubstantiated explanations given for invading
Iraq; (4) the Conservative Party has run an efficient and
pointed early campaign; (5) the Conservative Party has
decided to campaign hard on "fear issues" eliciting
strong reactions; and (6) re-districting in Scotland has
reduced the total number of seats by thirteen, ten of
these having been Labor seats.
Professor Davies added that he is concerned that the
turnout will be lower than ever. In the last election, the
UK turnout fell to 59% and it is normally in the 70%-
80% bracket.
There is talk of only a turnout in the low 50's, which
would make it the lowest turnout ever and, possibly
for the first time ever, lower than the U.S. While the
campaigns are short, intense and quite often brutal, the
death of the Pope and the marriage of Prince Charles
have managed to divert media attention and political
activity has started slowly.
Philip John Davies says that the U.S. has a different
approach to elections, but it has worked. Davies brings
a unique approach as he has studied in the United
States, lived for a number of years in the States, taught
on both sides of the Atlantic, and presently has a son in
school in New York State.

Lou Frey, Jr. Is a former member of Congress (FL '69-'79),
Past President, Former Members of Congress, Partner,
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., Orlando,


"I worked for my dad on his
farm in Wyoming. He paid me
$1.00 per day. That was back in

Davidson Middle School

"My first real job was a summer
internship with the County Road
Department. I was paid
minimum wage."

Davidson Elementary
"I taught at Richbourg Junior
High School."





VVLBaker and Laurel HI VISchos oerig mor Advanced Plact classes-

Baker and Laurel Hill Schools offering more Advanced Placement classes

Lauren McLaughlin
News Bulletin Reporter

Crestview isn't the only local
high school recognizing the
rewards of the Advanced
Placement program. Baker and
Laurel Hill School are too.
"This is only the second year
that we've offered AP," said
Baker principal Tom Shipp.
"We're really trying to get our
program initiated."
With Crestview High's satu-
ration in the program, as well as
other major schools in Okaloosa
County, Shipp wanted to ensure
that Baker students be prepared
for college-level studies.
"We want our students to
have the same opportunities
that students in larger high
schools have," he said.
Although Shipp realizes the
program is a bit harder to main-
tain in a small school, he knows
what is vital for success.
"One of the essentials of

making your program effective
is making sure your teachers
receive training," he said.
Baker's AP teachers will be
attending training this summer
in preparation for this fall. Last
year an AP teacher conference
was held in Orlando, where
Shipp sent teachers in science
and language arts.
"Sometimes they'll have
training on specific subject
areas," said Shipp.
Baker currently has four AP
teachers, but with the rising
popularity of AP, more are wait-
ing in the wings.
"Others on staff are trained,"
explained Shipp, "and hopeful-
ly, they'll get involved next
Baker students make their
own choice about AP testing.
"We givc them an option,"
said Shipp. "The majority of stu-
dents have opted to take the
As Baker eases into AP, more



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I think any student
who has realistic plans
of going to college
needs to consider
taking AP and can be
successful in AP I
don't see that AP is out
of any college bound
student i reach.
Tom Shipp,

students are taking advantage of
the curriculum.
"Initially, they were a little
unsure because they felt like AP
was a little more different than
honors," Shipp pointed out.
"They seem to accept it a little
bit more now."
Baker offered three AP
courses this year: English,
Science, and Social Studies.
"We hope to add in the area
of math next year," said Shipp.
"I hope to see it grow."
As for Baker's second year in
AP, they have about 100 stu-
dents involved in the curricu-
lum, and Shipp would like to
see that number increase.
"I think any student who has
realistic plans of going to col-
lege needs to consider taking
AP and can be successful in
AP," he said. "I don't see that
AP is out of any college bound
student's reach."
Baker isn't the only small
school getting in on AP. Laurel
Hill is also in the baby stages of
developing its AP program.

"In my view, more should
have been done in the past to
bring more AP courses to the
north end of the county," said
Superintendent Don Gaetz.
"This is the right thing to do."
When Gaetz became superin-
tendent, he said one of his con-
cerns was to ensure that stu-
dents in the north end of the
county had the same benefits
that students in larger schools
"I'm pleased to see that that's
now occurring," he said."
Laurel Hill Dean of Students
Brandon McSween said the
school currently has three AP
teachers and offers five courses:
Calculus, English, American
History, and two new ones this
year, English Literature and
World History.
According to Gaetz, Laurel
Hill students previously took
AP classes at Crestview High,
but with the amount of students
wanting to tackle the two cours-
es that Laurel Hill offered last
year, that's not the case any-
"We had double digits in
both classes," said McSween.
"By the preliminary data, we're
going to have more students in
it this year than last."
Although it's too soon to
have a specific statistic showing
Laurel Hill's growth in AP,
McSween is excited about the
school's immersion into the cur-
"I'm pushing it," he said,
"and the teachers are pushing
McSween pointed out that
Florida State as well as other
colleges put more weight on AP
courses than dual enrollment

Ashley Castleberry and Alyson Savage give their interpretation
of a poem during an Advanced Placement English class at
Laurel Hill School, where students are joining the AP trend to
better prepare for college. Laurel Hill, along with Baker School,
is in its second year of offering AP courses.

because students take standard-
ized tests.
"They (colleges) know what
they're getting when they get a
student who scored a 3, 4 or 5 on
the AP exam," he said.
The score a student receives
on the exam does not hurt their
overall grade in the AP course.
The test is simply a free shot at
college credit, nothing gained

but nothing lost if a student
receives a low score.
To earn college credit, they
must at least score 3 points out
of 5.
"It makes students more
viable college candidates when
they've got AP courses," said
McSween. "It gives them a
glimpse beyond Laurel Hill -
beyond high school."

s n to O en te o e cy n s ement

Lauren McLaughlin
News Bulletin Reporter

A recent audit determined
that state funding to Okaloosa
County schools will be reduced
next year to make up for a
$434,000 discrepancy in student
According to J.C. Conner,
chief officer of information man-
agement for the district, the pri-
mary hit was taken at the
Department of Juvenile Justice
facilities over the placement of
DJJ offenders into Exceptional
Student Education services.
i ? TJlJpsTi aRslq bin8

The amount of students in "You're always going to have
ESE is one factor the state uses to audit findings," Conner said.
determine how much funding to "We're always prepared for it.
give a district. It's a fact of life in the school dis-
Conner said auditors dis- trict."
agreed with their placement of Compared to the $250,000
students in ESE. penalty that auditors pegged
"Our job is to try to collect Okaloosa County with three
the maximum funding on every years ago when only 10 schools
student that we possibly can," were analyzed, this year's audit
Conner pointed out. "(The involved 20 schools.
reduction in funding) is not a "The sample is usually half as
loss as much as we didn't get the small," said Conner. "They
gain we wanted from it." expanded the sample size to
However, the school district double of what it is normally."
plans for such disagreements Because auditors look
ahead of time with reserve fund- through thousands of records,
ing. 'an error is inevitable.

"It's hard to get it perfect,"
Conner said.
However, he assures that the
impact of the reduced funding
will be minimal considering the
total budget for Okaloosa
County schools.
"We did not completely lose
the funding," he said. "They just
reduced the funding."
Conner lost an appeal to the
audit's findings. Although he
said the district doesn't neces-
sarily agree with the findings, it
has taken measures to line up
with state regulations cited in
the audit.
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Information taken from actual law
enforcement reports, compiled by
Lauren McLaughlin

Cold-feathered murder
Two white males recently
blasphemed all for which
Thanksgiving stands .
A Crestview woman was in
her yard when she suddenly
realized her pet turkey, Tom,
was standing in the roadway.
Unbeknownst to the piece of
walking poultry, a pickup truck
was only yards down the road.
Apparently, the driver and
passenger of the truck had no
intentions of swerving to save
the birdy. Instead, they actually
slammed on the accelerator, hit
the turkey and killed it right
before the woman's eyes. The
two males sped away, leaving
only a cloud of feathers behind.
The woman reported the
incident to sheriff's deputies,
recounting the horrific details of
the tragedy. The heartless hitters
had even laughed as they drove
away. The woman didn't even
get to hear what Tom's last gob-
bles were as the truck peeled
She tried to catch up with the
suspects, but was unsuccessful.
Deputies have no leads and no
other witnesses. Tom's killers
will' likely never be brought to
justice, but in memory of him,
those who take part in
Thanksgiving feasts this
November are asked to dine on
chicken or ham. Tom wouldn't
have wanted any other turkey to
face the same type of brutal,
needless slaying as he.

Another driving incident
Turkeys aren't the only one's
playing in traffic these days; lit-
tle boys are too.
A Crestview boy was recent-
ly riding his bike on the dirt
shoulder of Auburn Road when
a Buick swerved, nearly hitting
him. The big question that the
incident raised was -did the dri-
ver swerve intentionally or not?
The boy's family and the driver
offered two different stories.
Here's the family's:
The boy was riding his bike
and minding his own business
when the Buick, which was

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going 30 miles over
the speed limit,
swerved in an
attempt to hit the
kid, but missed. This
caused him to fall of
his bike. The Buick
then swerved again
trying to hit the boy
before it went out of

control and crashed in a ditch.
Apparently, the driver of the
car and one of the boy's family
members do not get along. This
appears to be a possible motive
in the driver's aggression.
Here's the driver's story:
As she was driving down
Auburn Road, the boy suddenly
steered his bike into the middle
of the road, at which time she
swerved to miss him. She then
lost control of the car and
A passenger in the car, as
well as another witness, offered
the same account of the incident.
Deputies determined that the
boy was riding his bicylce and
wrongfully entered the roadway
in front of the vehicle, causing a
traffic hazard. The driver took
emergency action and swerved
to hit the kid. The family's far-
fetched story is believed to be
the result of their disturbed rela-
tionship with the driver.
Such a story makes one curi-
ous to know a little more. Did
the family make up the story
after the fact, seeing it as a gold-
en opportunity to frame the dri-
ver? Or did they have an elabo-
rate plan? Perhaps they waited
in the bushes until they saw her
coming and then told the kid to
go play in traffic.

This is your brain on
Deputies recently confronted
a man and woman at a local
Tom Thumb. Not only did they
have open containers of Natural
Light Beer in the front passenger
floorboard, they had a whole
cooler of ice cold beer. There
appeared to be no excuse for
their stupidity Super Bowl
Sunday was months ago.
The real kicker was when
deputies conducted a check of
the subjects' licenses, and the
man's came back showing that
it was suspended for D.U.I.
What a shock.
The deputy then asked for
permission to search the vehicle,


and both agreed. The cop asked
the woman if anything in her
purse might get her in trouble.
She told him that there might
be she smokes pot. You might
have thought the deputy would
let her off the hook for being so
forthright, but alas, he contin-
ued to search her purse. He
found a marijuana pipe and a
plastic bowl with marijuana
residue inside. Two plastic bags
with marijuana were also found.
As the deputy removed the
drugs from the woman's purse,
she told him it was for her per-
sonal use. What was the deputy
thinking? Guess she didn't want
him taking it for public use, as if
the fact marijuana is illegal
wouldn't have stopped him.

Charity crook
Crime in the Crestview area
seems to be getting more unso-
phisticated. It appears that crim-
inals are no longer planning
elaborate schemes to get away
with their deeds. Not only that,
it seems as though nothing is off
A man entered a Tom Thumb
in Laurel Hill, bought a drink,
and as he was leaving, told the
cashier to "call the law," accord-
ing to a report. The clerk's first
thought was that someone was
stealing gas, so she turned and
looked outside.
When she saw nothing was
wrong, she turned to find the
man had left. He wasn't all that
was gone, however. So was a
donation box for the Children's
Advocacy Center, which had
been sitting on the checkout
The clerk quickly stepped
outside to locate the man, and
noticed he had the donation box.
Luckily, she was able to retrieve
it before he got away.
There was a total of $44.95 in
the container. The man made a
get-a-way, and deputies have
not made contact with the sus-
At least Robin Hood only
stole so he could give to the
needy. For one man in Laurel
Hill, it appears to be just the
opposite. He also played a devi-
ous game of "made-you-look"
with the cashier to get the dona-
tion box. He probably thought it
would be as easy as taking
candy from a baby.



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Okaloosa County
Sheriff's reports
4/13/05: Michael James Puffenbager,
DOB 5/28/79, of 1113 Shady Grove Rd.,
Baker, was arrested for driving under the
4/19/05: Shannon Nicole Jones, DOB
10/12/80, of 5097 Antloch Rd., Crestview,
was arrested for violation of probation. *
Minor Nolan Williams, III, DOB 2/25/86, of
6208 Old River Rd., Baker, was arrested
for violation of probation on original
charges of forgery, uttering a forged
Instrument and grand theft. Rodney C.
Svetllk, DOB 12/17/72, of 698 Georgia
St., Crestview, was arrested for violation
of probation.
4/20/05: Two Crestview High School
students were arrested at school for bat-
tery. Michael Douglas Murphy, DOB
6/14/56, of 5242 Galliver Cutoff, Baker,
was arrested for violation of probation on
the original charge of dealing in stolen
property by trafficking. Stephen Howard
Hunt, DOB 8/8/73, of 701 Whipporwill Dr.,
Destin, was arrested for battery on a cor-
rectional officer. Donnie Walters of Holt
reported that someone had taken an SKS
rifle, 26 inch shotgun barrel, 12 gauge
shotgun, black fiberglass gun cabinet and
a 30 inch barrel from his residence.
4/21/05: Kevin Duncan Boley, DOB
4/3/66, of 523 Cross St. #C, Destin, was
arrested for violation of probation on the
original charges of driving under the influ-
ence and driving while license suspended
or revoked. Mellssa Deanne Stephens,
DOB 7/2/85, of 5078 Gllmore Rd., Holt,
was arrested for resisting an officer with-
out violence. James Wesley Williams,
DOB 2/9/80, of 166 John King Rd.,
Crestvlew, was arrested for obstruction by
disguised person. William P. Lisabelle,
DOB 12/26/52, of 5153 Keyermlll Rd.,
Holt, was arrested for battery (touch or
strike). Javis Raffael Dortch, DOB
6/14/84, of 113 Johnson Court, Crestview,
was arrested for violation of probation. *
Sabrina Finkel of Crestview reported the
theft of approximately 100 DVD movies
from her residence on Polnsetta Street. *
Dames Gene Bell, DOB 12/8/69, of 928
Broxson Rd., Holt, was arrested for failure
to appear. Brett Alan Phillips, DOB
11/22/80, of 1200 E. James Lee Blvd.
(County Jail), Crestvlew, was arrested for
battery on an Inmate in correctional facili-
4/22/05: Phillip Lynch of Holt reported
that someone entered his residence on
Wilkerson Bluff Rd. and took a check
along with $40 in chase from his home. *

Richard E. Finney, DOB 3/4/31, of 4701
Falcon Way, Crestview, was arrested for
worthless check.
4/23/05: Orlando Bryan Ford, DOB
6/16/77, of Gil-Ava St., Crestvlew, was
arrested for possession of a controlled
substance without a prescription. Royce
J. Wlllngham, DOB 4/13/51, of 4075
Easty Street, Holt, was arrested for dri-
ving under the Influence.
4/24/05: Joey Kelvih Moran, DOB
3/23/69, of 931 W. James Lee Blvd. Lot 5,
Crestvlew, was arrested for violation of
4/25/05: Robin Lee Melendez, DOB
4/7/68, of 4758 Balboa Rd., Crestview,
was arrested for worthless check. Lester
Alan Harris, DOB 12/30/51, of 1238 Ego
Dr., Crestview, was arrested for violation
of probation. Craig Paul Chubb, DOB
9/28/73, of 4625 Middlebrook Rd., Holt,
was arrested for violation of probation on
the original charge of felony battery. *
Duolley Buck Kosten, DOB 9/9/85, of
6116 Robin Rd., Crestview, was arrested
for violation of probation for failure to
appear. Robert Burl Parcell, Jr., DOB
7/2/72, of 43 Serenity Valley Rd.,
Cleveland, Ga., was arrested for violation
of injunction. James Burnett of
Crestview reported the theft of 393 Ibs. of
copper wiring from his front yard at his
residence valued at $1,500. Otto
Reynolds of Crestview reported the theft
of his generator from his shed. Chris
Charles Edwards, DOB 12/24/86, was
arrested for burglary to conveyance and
4/26/05: Nellie Fleming of Crestview
reported that unknown persons damaged
her outside lamp adjacent to her drive-
way. Ryan Lee Cayton, DOB 2/10/90, of
4190 Wilkerson Bluff Rd., Holt, was
arrested for battery (domestic violence).
Matthew Aaron Smith, DOB 5/2/85, was
arrested as a fugitive from justice on a
warrant out of Rankin County, Mississippi
on the original charge of failure to comply
with Mississippi sex offender act. Adam
Clifford Scott, DOB 12/4/84, of 3
Flamingo Rd., Mary Esther, was arrested
as a fugitive from justice on a warrant out
of Fayette County, Indiana. *A Baker High
School student was arrested for battery
(domestic violence). Ronald Corbin of
Milligan reported the theft of a gas tank
valued at $750 from his residence on
Vinson Ray Road in Baker.
4/27/05: Armando Caraballo, DOB
1/15/64, of 6470 Crystal Lane, Jay, was
arrested for criminal mischief, burglary to
a structure conveyance with person
inside, and larceny. Charles W.

Hawkins, DOB 12/1/62, of 79
Woodchurch Rd., Brewton, Ala., was
arrested for criminal mischief, burglary to
a structure conveyance with person
Inside, and larceny.

City of Crestview
crime reports
4/21/05: Walter S. Bradley, DOB
2/16/70, of 1649 E. James Lee Blvd.,
Crestview, was arrested for contributing
to the dellquency of a minor. Brandyn
Ashing Inflnger, DOB 4/6/73, of 5843 Pine
Crest, Crestview, was arrested for resist-
ing arrest without violence.
4/22/05: John M. Elmore, DOB
4/19/80, of 105 Old South Dr., Crestview,
was arrested for possession of narcotic
paraphernalia and possession of marijua-
na. Travis Dale Anderson, DOB 7/31/84,
of 1113 Shady Grove Church Rd., Baker,
was arrested for possession of marijuana.
4/23/05: James M. Bragg, DOB
4/16/84, of 1224 Dexter Avenue,
Pensacola, was arrested for disorderly
conduct (public lodging establishment)
and criminal mischief at the Holi Rock
Lounge in Crestview on South Ferdon
Blvd. Loretta Peoples, DOB 5/20/57, of
Milligan, was arrested for possession of
drug paraphernalia. Jack L. Bragg, DOB
11/6/80, of 1224 Dexter Ave., Pensacola,
was arrested for disorderly conduct (pub-
lic lodging establishment) at the Holl Rock
Lounge in Crestview. Chris C. Richards,
DOB 12/24/86, of 4860 Orlimar St.,
Crestview, was arrested for armed bur-
glary and grand theft (firearm).
4/25/05: Johnny Ray, DOB 2/21/59,
of 826 Mayo Trail, Crestvlew, was arrest-
ed for the possession of cocaine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. Bennie
A. Rollins, DOB 3/17/67, of 573 S. Wilson
St., Crestview, was arrested for battery
(domestic violence). Theresa Rene
Gardner, DOB 1/20/62, of 6209 Lightning
Ridge Rd., Baker, was arrested for pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
4/26/05: Amber Payne, DOB 6/26/86,
of 605 Chestnut Ave., Crestview, was
arrested for driving while license sus-
pended. Vincent Clay, DOB 11/17/64, of
215 West Cobb Ave., Crestview, was
arrested for possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Cornelius T. Union, DOB 12/24/85,
of 1005 Martin Luther King Boulevard,
Crestview, was arrested for grand theft
auto. Barry T. Banfield, DOB 10/17/62,
of 1431 S. Raybum St., Crestview, was
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Betty Widmaier, Norma Hall (left) and Stanley Erdberg (right) share in fellow volunteer Sue
Kaercher's (holding certificate) enthusiasm after being recognized for her work at North
Okaloosa Medical Center. The four were among over 50 other volunteers honored at a luncheon
Thursday in the Senior Circle Classroom at the hospital.

Lauren McLaughlin
News Bulletin Reporter

North Okaloosa Medical
Center honored its volunteers
Thursday at a banquet-style
luncheon in the center's Senior
Circle Classroom.
During the luncheon Laura
Evans, o.ilunteer coordinator,
defined -- volunteer as "a per-
son who renders aid, performs
service, or assumes an obliga-
tion voluntarily."
"You fit that definition
well," she told the group of
about 50 volunteers. "I stand in
awe at the amount of talent and
experience represented in this

That talent and experience
combined was worth 12,623
hours of work during 2004. The
worth of an hour of work by a
volunteer was calculated to be
$17.55 an hour, according to the
national average for hourly
earnings during 2004. When
that figure is multiplied by
12,632, Evans pointed out that
overall, the volunteers saved
North Okaloosa Medical a total
of $221,533.65.
Doug Sills, CEO, said that
such savings allowed the hospi-
tal to buy extra equipment and
supplies that might not have
otherwise been obtained.

"That provides something
for our community," he said.
"The work (volunteers) do is
All volunteers combined
represented 345 years in 2004.
Evans, who planned the
whole event, said that this
once-a-year luncheon is vital in
showing the volunteers that
they're appreciated.
"They're up here in their
own time," she said. "They
don't get recognized out in the
public because nobody knows
they're up here."
She pointed out that the doc-
tors and nurses at North
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"more overworked" if it
weren't for the volunteers tak-
ing care of "busy work" and
dealing with tasks that don't
directly involve patients.
"They (paid medical staff)
can then dedicate their time to
the patients," said Evans.
"They have to be focused on
saving people's lives and get-
ting people well."
Among the different profes-
sions represented by the volun-
teers were life insurance agents,
the postal service, military,
accountants, funeral homes,
mechanics, teachers, seam-
stresses, and business owners.
Former employees of corpora-
tions such as IBM, Sprint, TWA
and Michelin also volunteer.
"I'm just so amazed at the
diversity we have here," Evans
said. "We have come to this
hospital for one reason, and
that is to be of service to oth-
Hilda Ard, a volunteer since
1992, has been working at the
front desk.
"It's very rewarding," she

John Parrott
News Bulletin Reporter

One of two plans being tout-
ed by the Congressional Budget
Office would have a devastat-
ing impact on local retirees if
implemented, and local retirees
say enough is enough.
The CBO, in its February
report on federal cost-cutting
options, is advancing the idea
of making commissaries and
military exchange shopping

City Of

Notice of Pu
Notice of Annex
Notice is hereby given pursu
Land Use Regulations and Ope
Local Planning Agency will c
Tuesday, May 17,2005 at 6:00 p.n
North Wilson Street, Crestview,
recommendations to the City Co
zoning petitions (LPA Number 0
Development Corporation of O
owner. The application seeks a
contiguous to the corporate limi
in the Sec 29, T3N, R23W and
County as shown in the map in
seeks assignment of zoning design
The Agency will evaluate pote
infrastructure requirements, fire
utilities, the relevance of accept.
and potential property tax assess
Annexation and zoning petiti
05-22 will be made available for
mal business hours at the Admin
City Hall, 198 North Wilson
Interested parties may appear a
submit written comments to
Department prior to the hearing
tion and zoning requests.
Any person requiring a speci
ing because of a disability or ph
tact the City Clerk's office at (85
endar days prior to the hearing
impaired, please contact the Ci
If a person decides to appeal
to any matter considered at such
a record of the proceeding and,
may need to ensure that a verba
made, which record includes the
which the appeal is to be based.

said. Margurite McIntosh, Ruby
Her fellow volunteer., Dot Crews, Seretha Stroud, Bill
Stephenson, who has worked in Peers, Todd Salisbury, Dot
admitting and been a volunteer Stephenson, Nina Cummins,
since 1988, agreed. Cora King, Fran Powers, Bob
"I run errands and take peo- Bulson, Dorothy Watts, Voncil
ple back to surgery whatever Tate, Pete Evans, John Beddow,
(the hospital staff) needs,",she: Mary Lou McWhorter, Agnes
said. "It gives me something to 'Parker, Hilda Ard, Alma
do." ..""'-. Henderson, Ed Charrette, Kay
Chairman of the Board- of Jentzen, Rose Woodward,
Trustees of North Okaloosa Shirley Bess, Fay Sullivan,
Medical Center Pam Meadows Marge Spears, Gene Spears,
described herself as the "Queen Elizabeth Widmaier, Robert
of Volunteers." Ayers, Gervase Eubanks,
"I don't get paid for.my.job. Sharon Kahler, Edna Moon,
either," she joked with the Mary Vaughan, Jennell Berry,
group of volunteers. "You're all Gerta Raymer, Cora Lee
going to jump up and get Davidson, Noreen Perrone,
another job now that you know ,:' Norma Hall, Edith Tyson,
you make $17 something .an ... Mable Charrette, Natalie
hour." Wooledge. Stanley Erdberg,
Other hospital administra-;. Jane Takala, Mozell Brown,
tion employees attendig t.i..eThuein Nguyen, Barbie Brygger,
luncheon were Brad Go0o*4iis' NeUlie Smith, Sue Kaercher,
Assistant CEO, Jim Andwre '.Rosana Casula, Jeanette
CFO, Nina Perez, CNO Hienderson, Charles Purdy,
Thornton, Quality DirectCi! -Edith Schobert, Robbie Boykin,
KimWillis, Marketing. .::.':i'.: Delaine Croonenbrough, John
Following are the voluiPte <.;VanDrasek, Jr., Saundra
for 2004: Carol Adki.s,.. Caimmarano, Durley White.

harder and more expensive ffor. subsidy for the commissary and
retirees and their dependents''-; Another $200 million by elimi-
Customers currently sho ~.i t dng duplicative exchange
ping at military cn i'ces. But there is a price for
and exchanges enjoy a .0-e this and it hits the retiree
cent saving over local: iji a .quarely between the eyes.
retail outlets, but thatC-isbot Crestview military retiree
to change and not for h ,e tte WltBeamon said, "It figures
Under this plan, th!tie ~ Congress is always trying
military service excha fyd ways to cut costs, so the
their commissaries iouIctie gets hit.
under one umbrella en.I.i :."_' Another local retiree, John
save the Pentagon ab~iou t f ranhof, said, "We keep losing
billion by eliminating 'taxpsyer'i one benefit after another."
'-';: Military retiree and
estview resident Tim Bader
said "It's a small benefit, but
'lwhen you figure the sacrifice
Gift for e by military men and
th woren, and the long hours and
y separation and unaccom-
ion Say ited tours military men and
must make, it's really
loses, unny that Congress can do
Active duty military families
763 N. Ferdon B would be given i $500.00 year
,-.7C3 N_ eoirdon 6w*d. -
'41-.XWP .,V W^ W -.Ajgw ce to offthe apprOx-
5'8 1' M '$150.00 o a yearlhe
.. .fa7y would have to pay for
groceries under this plan; It
w"- would not be offered to the
e --- ; --: .retirees or the drilling reservists.
Crestview At first this proposal got little
S : notice until very recently, when
blic Hearing the Bush administration came
Sin under increasing pressure to
ation ad Zonig deal with the federal budget
atin : deficit. Now however, this
action ,-proposal has gathered steam
:and many congressional leaders
ant to the Florida Statutes and voice support for this proposal.
rating Policies thereto that the It has become so touchy and
conduct a public hearing on -front burner, the Department of
n. in the Council Chambers, 198 Defense comptrollerhas already
Florida to consider and make Defese cmtrller as aread
uncil regarding annexation and askedthe military to respond to
)5-22) submitted by Centennial theCBO'sidea.
kaloosa County, Inc., property "Someone has decided to
annexation of 1.48 acres lying- explore this idea further," stated
ts of Crestview, Florida located. an unnamed source as reported
Sec 32, T3N, R23W Okaloosa by Karen Jowers in the March
This advertisement. Applicant issue of Federal Times.
nation of Commercial (C-l). The CBO has also suggested
ential land use category, zoning, rather than giving the military
hydrants, parks and recreation, family the $500, it could be aver-
ance and. development of land aged out according to rank and
sment benefit to the City. size of family, giving priority to
ons pertaining to LPA Number 'the lower ranks with larger fam-
Spublic inspection during nor- r Lilies.
nistrative Services Department, f However, some independent
SStreet, Crestview, Florid.a studies show if this plan is put
t the meeting and be heard or .into law, retirees would feel the
the Administrative Services seeze directly because the
,or both regarding the anniXcA ... squeeze directly because the
or both regarding the ~ornmal 30 percent savings now
al accommodation at ts he t enjoyed would shrink to 10 to 15
al accommodation at this hesr- .percent above normal retail
iysical impairment should con- cent above normal retail
0) 682-6131 at least five (5) cal- .,.prices, and that is in line with
. If you are hearing or speech: .most discount retailers such as
ity Clerk's office at the above -Wal-art.

any decision made with respect '
meeting; such person will need' Operation Hero
for such purpose, such person
tim record of the proceeding is M ile helps needy
testimony and evidence upon military families

l : '' ^'"1 : John Parrott
Bulletin Reporter

"Operation Hero Miles" is a
program begun in 2004 which
gets virtually no media atten-
,tion, but to wounded service-
Sinen and their families it is god-
'" send.
The program basically takes
publicly donated frequent flyer
Smiles and gives them free of
charge to families of severely
wounded combat military vet-
S In the first four months of
this year, 1,000 family members
.benefited from this program,
Sand the numbers are steadily
Additional information
. about the program can be
"'obtained by going online and
visiting the Fisher House web-
site at www.fisherhouse.org.

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USDA announces sign-up

for Crop Disaster Program

Sign-up is underway
for USDA's 2003-04 Crop
Disaster Program, accord-
ing to the head of the
Okaloosa County Farm
Service Agency. The pro-
gram authorizes crop loss
assistance for producers
who suffered 2003 or 2004
crop losses stemming from
damaging weather,
according to FSA County
Executive Director Jeff
"Unpredictable weather
events, such as drought,
floods and hurricanes, put
producers at financial risk
and threaten to interrupt
the production of a
dependable and afford-
able national food sup-
ply," said Barber.
Eligibility for the cur-
rent program is similar to
that of the 2001-02 crop



Producers suffering a
greater than 35-percent
production loss or more
than a 20-percent quality
loss are eligible.
The payment rate has
been increased to 65 per-
cent of the established
commodity price for
insured crops and nonin-
sured crops, and 60 per-
cent of the price for unin-
sured commodities.
Previous disaster assis-
tance provided payments
of 50 percent of the estab-
lished commodity price
for insured and non-insur-
able crops and 45 percent
for uninsured crops.
Producers may apply
for assistance for any
crops that are eligible for
coverage under the
Federal Corp Insurance
for the Noninsured Crop
Disaster Assistance

Program, also known as
The payment limit is
$80,000 per producer.
Producers with gross
incomes of greater than
$2.5 million are ineligible.
Any farmer who did not
purchase federal crop
insurance or NAP cover-
age for the year disaster
program payments will be
issued must do so for 2006
crops as a requirement of
receiving program bene-
The closing date for this
sign-up will be announced
Barber said USDA had
posted a fact sheet with
information about the
Crop Disaster Program, as
well as other disaster
assistance programs, at
http: / disaster.fsa.usda.g

Wreck, from page 1A

PLANS, from page 1A

the land in 1997 warned the city
that if they did not move ahead
with the plans to develop the
land, the landowners would ask
the city to give the valuable land
In 2001 the Bob Sikes Library
project was completed. The two
additional parcels that were for
the multi-purpose building and
the new city administrative
facility have only been used by
Anderson Columbia to store dirt
for the north State Road 85 con-
struction project between
Airport Road and Zadie Lane.
The group of landowners
possesses nearly 90 additional
acres adjacent to the proposed
site of the development.
"I'm glad to hear that we're
moving forward at least to the
point where you can establish a
cost and then determine if it's in
the city's best interest to proceed
with this development or not,"
said Don Dewrell.
"This is some of the most
valuable property' in the north
end of the county," expressed
Crestview mayor George
Whitehurst. "It would be foolish
for the city not to move forward
with this project. We could
never afford to purchase land
like this."
It's been nearly five years
since the original cost estimate
was submitted. At that time a $2

million price tag was put on the
This new bidding process
would use the original plan
approved by the city in 2001.
In 2003 the county looked
into joining forces with the city
and utilizing state and federal
grant money the county was
seeking to co-inhabit the pro-
posed administrative facility
with a new county agricultural
facility. At that time new plans
were drawn to include the coun-
ty's facility with the city's. The
theory was to divide the cost of
construction between Okaloosa
County and the City of
The county's interest in the
project somewhat dwindled
when grant applications filed by
the county in 2004 failed to pro-
duce funding.
The city in turn was awarded
more than $750,000 in state
grants money towards the con-

struction. That money has sat
dormant in an account for near-
ly two years.
In January the state notified
the city in writing that if they
did not use that $750,000 soon, it
would have to be returned.
Councilwoman Parker
expressed concerns over the
city's ability to fund the project,
and wanted to make it clear that
the city was simply looking into

what the updated cost would be,
and not committing to anything.
.Conner responded to
Parker's concerns by saying,
"This is going to cost a certain
amount of money that we don't
have. Anyone with funding
alternatives, throw them out
For years, Whitehurst has
been trying to get the city coun-
cil to sell the clay pits that the
city owns behind North
Okaloosa Medical Center.
At one time in 2003, the city
council advertised for closed
bids on the property, but in a
surprise move decided not to
open them.
"We need to be looking now
at any suggestions made for
alternative funding," said
Before the meeting ended
Dewrell raised the issue of the
third portion of land. "There
remains the third issue,"
Dewrell said to the council.
"That is the issue of the third
building. Does the council plan
to move forward with the
administrative building on the
third portion of this property?"
Conner replied that the
council had not discussed the
issue of the third building.
Dewrell made it clear that he
would like the council to look
into it as soon as possible.

Germane Allen Hawkins was
treated at North Okaloosa
Medical Center and released
later that morning.
"They were my very best
friends," said Candyce Azant,
who lived with both Hammad
and Palmer. Azant had been
dropped off at a friend's house
by Hammad and Palmer just
moments before the accident.
"I could have been in that
wreck with them," said a sor-

Trooper, from page

rowful Azant. "I still can't
believe it happened like it
did." According to Azant
Hammad was traveling north
on Valley Road and tried to
pass his brother, Omar. "They
were going to our house to
drop off Omar's car when it
Hammad's 1999 two-door
Pontiac struck Hawkins' 1996
two-door Mercury head on,
causing the fatal wreck.

Hammad had been a stu-
dent in the Crestview High
School's Vocational
Technology programs until he
with drew from his classes last
December. This was the sec-
ond fatal accident in
Crestview in as many months
involving teen-age drivers.
Two teenage drivers died on
March. None of the teens
killed in either of the wrecks
were wearing seatbelts.

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While at the wreck other
troopers at the scene
observed Shank's to be
impaired and smelled alco-
hol on his breath.
Upon completion of a
series of field sobriety tests
Shank was arrested and
transported to the
Okaloosa County Jail.
Under Florida law, an
alcohol blood level of 0.08

is the
limit to
a motor
arrest of


Shank by one of our local
supervisors, coupled with
the agency's swift decision
to discontinue his employ-
ment, demonstrates the
commitment of the men
and women of the Florida
Highway Patrol to arrest
and remove impaired dri-
vers from our roadways,"
stated Colonel Christopher
A. Knight, director of the
Florida Highway Patrol.

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Beatrice Sutton (center) of Lutheran Services accepts a check for $500 from Crestview Wal-
Mart manager Jon Kurpil (right) and promotions coordinator Lisa Harlson.

become a fixture with Baker, both on
and off duty.
The K-9 died Thursday afternoon
after choking on a toy ball.
"He was my pride and my joy," a
still visibly upset Baker said Monday,
his first day back at work since the acci-
dent. "Where I went, he went. We
worked together and we lived togeth-

The two had just returned to
Crestview shortly before 1 p.m. on
Thursday, after performing a demon-
stration for kids in DeFuniak Springs.
Before heading home, Baker took
Gonzo to the K-9 training facility at the
Old Spanish Trail Park on Stillwell
"When I got him out of the kennel
that morning he was just hyper and his
normal self," Baker recalled. "We went
over and did the demo, and he did
excellent like he always did.
"So when we came back into town I
wanted to reward him and play with
him a little bit. So we stopped by the t
Old Spanish Trail, and I threw his ball
to him a couple times."
The rubber ball is approximately
two inches in diameter and had been
Gonzo's favorite toy for the past year .
and a half.
"He loved playing with that ball,"
Baker said with a slight grin. "He
played with it all the time and had
never had any problems before." Lt
After getting back into the K-9 ne
truck, Baker tossed the ball in the back
for Gonzo to play with on the ride
home their normal routine.
"He started chewing on it as I got back on
(State Road) 85," Baker said. "I could tell he
was still hyper, so I told him to spit it out.
And when he tried to spit it out, I guess it
got lodged in his throat. I looked back and
he was foaming at the mouth. So I notified
dispatch I was taking him to the vet."
Baker arrived at Southside Animal Clinic
shortly after 1 p.m. Unfortunately, no veteri-
narians were in the office at the time.
Other staff members assisted Baker in
attempting to dislodge the ball for nearly 10
minutes. They were unsuccessful.
Gonzo was pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m.
"I couldn't take it. I had to leave," Baker
said. "I just broke down."
A father of five, he compared it to losing
one of his children.
"Gonzo was like one of my young'uns,"
he said. "The relationship that we had and
the bond was just something special."
-- An avid hunter of wild hogs, Baker spent
this past weekend in the woods of southern
Georgia, trying to soothe his emotions. ,
"It kind of allowed me to get my mind off
of it a little bit, but I still thought about him
quite a bit," Baker admitted. "When I pulled
back up to my house Sunday night it was
just quite natural that I went back there to
the kennel. It was just strange going back
there and not seeing Gonzo'"
Baker said his relationship with his K-9
partner was built largely on trust. He knew
Gonzo would not flinch in any situation, no

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matter the danger.
That became evident this past New
Year's Eve when a brawl involving nearly
500 people broke out in west Crestview.
Baker unleashed Gonzo, who proceeded to
restore order.
No officers were injured in the alterca-
"If we didn't have him, there's no telling
what would have happened," Baker said.
"We stood a chance of several officers get-
ting seriously injured. I just think about sit-
uations like that and how he saved us.
"Like I always tell people, that dog had a
better chance of saving my life than another
officer, really. We would send that dog into
more adverse situations than we would an
officer. And in a lot quicker manner."
But, the personal relationship was also
more than man and dog.
When Baker struggled through a divorce
two years ago, he said it was Gonzo that
helped him through.
"It was just me and him. And I think hav-
ing Gonzo there kept me in my sane mind,"
he said. "It was like he knew what I was
going through. He was just so in tune to me.
He always did what he could to please me,
on or off duty."
Off duty, Gonzo often stayed in the house
with Baker, lounging around on the floor.
"When he was at the house, he was just
like me, he was off duty," he said. "I didn't
command him. I just let him do his thing. I
always felt that he deserved a day off just
like the rest of us.

"But he knew when it was time to go
to work. When he saw me put my uni-
form and my gun belt on, his whole
demeanor would change. Then when
he heard that truck crank up he was
fired up and ready to go. He knew what
time it was."
The two had also teamed up to win
several trophies in competition, such as
a first-place finish in tracking in a
regional meet in Pensacola last year.
Discovering narcotics was Gonzo's
strong point.
"He was one of the best that I have
seen," Baker said. "If he gave an indica-
tion of an alert, you could take it to the
" bank that we had something."
S The two also stayed active with pub-
V lic demonstrations throughout the com-
munity, sometimes as many as three a
"My goal is to make this K-9 pro-
gram a very big part of this communi-
ty," said Baker, who operates his own
landscaping business on the side.
4 The business name: K-9
Baker plans to incorporate Gonzo's
image into his company logo.
S "He won a lot of hearts with people
in this community, young and old,"
Baker said. "It wasn't nothing for me to
pull into the Winn-Dixie parking lot
and have all the kids want me to get the
etin dog out. They loved that dog."
rt- Police dogs are generally not pur-
chased with taxpayers' money, but by
community donations.
Gonzo was purchased by Aerospace
Integration Corp., in Crestview.
Now Baker is hoping to receive enough
community donations to purchase another
dog or two. The city's only other K-9 Unit
with Officer Kelby Goodwin will soon retire
K-9 Wick.
The dogs cost approximately $5,000 each.
Baker would like to see any additional
funds go toward a new K-9 training facility
somewhere near Crestview.
"I have actually contemplated over the
last couple of days of getting out of the K-9
Unit," Baker said. "But I think if that were to
happen I'd be lost, because of the love that I
have for the K-9s.
"Our K-9 program is on the rise, and I
want to continue to be a part of that and
help it continue to grow."
A memorial service for Gonzo will be
held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at New
Beginnings Church, located at 412 W. James
Lee Blvd., in Crestview.
Baker plans to have the dog's body cre-
mated and have the ashes spread across the
facility at the Old Spanish Trail Park, where
the two trained.
For now, it's just a matter of working
through the grief of losing a loved one.
And getting back to work without his
"It's hard, but I know I've got to suck it
up and continue to do my job," Baker said.
"The thing about it is, I know he'd do it for
me, so I've got to do it for him.
"That's just the way he was."

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attack. Recently there has been a
rash of abductions, with the
ending usually being something
horrible. We hear of children
being taken, molested, stran-
gled, and even buried alive.
Some mass murderers have jus-
tified killing prostitutes by
(wrongly) claiming they were
doing society a favor. The
killers' reasoning was that, like
in the Mafia hits, they were
killing bad people and should
be praised for it. Murder,
though, is wrong, period. Some

A heavy neckless for offenders of child

have justified
killing peo-
ple connect-
ed to abor-
A tion activi-
ties, and they
do it in the
name of God.
But this will not hold up under
the scrutiny of Heaven. Some
folks may listen to God's Holy
Spirit say that an activity is
wrong. Then, because they do
not have what the Bible calls
spiritual "discernment," they
listen to the Devil tell them to
just kill the person doing the
wrong activity. And, so, they
become the arresting officer,
judge, jury, and hangman.
These twisted mass murder-
ers are bad enough, but the bru-
tal abductions and murders of


stone); God Who has the power
to grab both man and stone in
His right hand; God Who has
the power to fling man and
stone way out to sea, says that
the cast-out one would prefer
this judgment to what actually
awaits the offender of little ones.
The word "offend" is the
Greek word, "skandalizo." Our
word scandal comes from it.
Certainly, what we have seen on
our televisions regarding these
brutalized children is nothing
short of a hideous scandal. But,
wait a minute! What did the
word "skandalizo" mean when
the World of God was written? It
originally meant, "a crooked
tree limb," which was used to
trip someone. We might think of
it as a stumbling block. Now this
gets really scary. Is it possible

that Jesus was not just talking
about a child molester and killer,
but one who even causes a child
to stumble? Be careful here. We
parents have all done things that
have hurt our children in some
ways. But it was inadvertent; it
was not deliberately planned.
We, being less than perfect peo-
ple, are less than perfect parents.
"Skandalizo" is deliberate,
though, and God is extremely
angry when it happens.
But, when do we cross the
line from being klutzy parents
from time to time, to "skandali-
zo?" When our lives are scan-
dalous from God's point of
view. When we don,t help our
children, but we constantly hurt
them. How? Dishonesty, hate-
fulness, cursing, drunkenness,
immorality, deliberate unwill-

fess sin and
receive the
Savior, no con-
cern for God's
Church or training up children
in the way they should go. Can
you think of others?
There is a great amount of
"scandalous" behavior in
homes. You don,t have to be a
vile, molesting monster. You can
"offend" without touching a
child. You can offend by being a
stumbling block. Jesus said, "Let
the little children come unto
Me" (Mark 10:14). Who is hin-
dering that coming? If God was
immediately carrying out His
judging of "offenders" of chil-
dren today, someone could get
rich in the milestone-making

Mark D. McClard is the direc-
tor of Cornerstone Ministries
in Crestview.

Church Services

Please turn in your church news The Ivy Leaf Florist. Sunday School
briefs to the News Bulletin by 5 begins at 9:30 a.m., Sunday Morning
PM on the Thursdays prior to Service and Children's Church is at
10:45 a.m., AWANA for children is at 5
publication. p.m. and Sunday Evening Service
begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Youth
Apostolic Service and Wednesday night Adult
Apostolic Life Tabernacle's con- Service is at 6:30 p.m. If you have any
gregation invites you to attend and expe- questions please call the office at 682-
rience the Good Life with them. Sunday 5525, also visit Central Baptist on web
School 10:00 a.m.. followed by Worship at www.centralcrestview.com.
service; Sunday evening revival service Emmanuel Baptist Church is
at 6:00 p.m.; Monday evening Family located at 3252 East James Lee Blvd. in
prayer at 7 p.m.; Tuesday morning Crestview.
Ladies prayer meeting at 10:00 a.m.; Celebrations services: Saturday at 6
Wednesday evening Bible study at 7 PM; Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM;
p.m.; Youth service and fellowship on Sunday evening celebrations from 5:30
the second Friday evening of each to 7:30 PM Wednesdays from 6:14 to
month at 7:30 p.m.; Warriors & Soaring 7:44 PM Sign language is available dur-
Eagles (30 years and UP!), the last ing the 10 AM service. Emmanuel's
Friday evening of each month. Teaching Pastor is Mark Seagle. The
Apostolic Life Tabernacle is located church email address is ebc@ebc-
at 3136 Pinewoods Drive, Crestview, crestview.com.
Florida. For more information call the Evelenar Baptist Church: 2820
church at 689-2422. Carver Avenue, Crestview. Rev.
Benjamin T. Randolph. Sunday Services
Assemblies 9:30 AM Sunday School, 11 AM
Campton Assembly of God morning worship, and at 5 p.m. every
Church is located at 6924 Hwy 85 1st Sunday is the Hour of Power.
North in Laurel Hill. Wednesday Bible Study and prayer is at
The Sunday service is at 10:30 AM 7 p.m. Phone: 682-2218.
Youth services are on Wednesdays at First Baptist Church of Crestview:
6:30 PM Adult Bible Study is also on 798 N. Pearl Street (across Hwy. 90
Wednesday at 6:30 PM. from courthouse, behind Burger King.
For more information call the church Pastor Alan Kilgore. Phone 682-2544.
at 652-4581 or Pastor Kelly at 423- Sunday services 8:45 Welcome
0375. Center opens/9:00 Sunday School/10:30
First Assembly of God: 400 S. morning worship, children's worship/
Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. 8 AM early 4:00 Student Leadership; Youth Choir /
morning worship, 9:30 AM Sunday 5:000 Youth discipleship; Youth
School; 10:30 AM morning worship; Ensemble; Ladies, Men, Children and
and a 6 PM evening service officiated Preschool Bible Studies; Book Club/ 6
by Pastor Mark A. English. PM evening worship.
Wednesday Family Night begins at 7 Wednesdays: 9:00 Media Center
PM with Royal Rangers and opens/3:00 Youth Activities/5:30
Missionettes for children ages 3-12, and Children's. Book Club/6:00 Youth
XN ir- Y i.lith fo.rY]ildr,.rt iq I'0 1 9q .
--There -trn;p-.rtn1o-.r vi e :r Crhldren's and Preschool Bible Studics.
special needs (wheelchair, walker, hand- First Baptist Church of Holt: PO
icapped, elderly, etc.) For information Box 38, 532 Hwy 90 West, Holt, FL.
on these services, as well as other avail- 32564. Phone 537-6170. Pastor David
able services, call 682-3518 for more Wheat.
information. Sunday services: 9 AM Small Group
North Central Assembly of God: at Bible Study. 10:15 AM Praise and
158 Woodlawn Drive in Crestview. Due Worship Service. 6 PM Evening Praise
to damages done by Hurricane Ivan, all and Worship Service.
services except morning worship service Wednesday Services: 6:00 PM -
has been cancelled until further notice. 8:00 PM AWANA for kids and Body
The morning worship service will be Builders for youth. 7 8 PM Adult
held at the Woman's Club next door to Prayer Time.
the church at 11 AM. "Whosoever will Live Oak Baptist Church, located
may come" off Hwy. 85 South near Shoal River
Shady Grove Assembly of God: Country Club. Rev. Bill White.
Sunday services begin at 9:45 AM with Regular Sunday services are Bible
Sunday School, followed by 10:45 AM study at 9:45 AM, morning worship ser-
and 6 PM worship services. Wednesday vice at 11 AM. An additional Bible
services begin at 7 PM with Family study class is at 5 PM, followed by
Night: Adult Bible Study, Missionettes, evening worship at 6 PM
and Royal Rangers. Shady Grove is On Wednesday at 6:45 PM are Adult
located at 1189 Shady Grove Church Discipleship Training and Preschool
Road in Baker, just off Hwy. 189. through Youth Mission organizations.
Welcome Assembly of God located For more information on other min-
on Hwy. 393 in the Dorcas community, istries, please call 682-5160.
invites you to join them for Sunday ser- Living Faith Baptist Church: 837
vices including Sunday School at 9:45 West James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
AM and worship services at 10:45 and 6 Pastor Chaplain David Pettis. Sunday
PM. services Sunday School 10 AM and
Women's and men's ministries meet worship at 11 AM Discipleship Training
2nd and 4th Thursdays, with a 6 PM 6 PM, and evening worship 7 PM
meal. Call 682-1683 if you need direc- Children's Church Sunday morning.
tions. Phone 682-4371.
Magnolia Baptist Church: Located
Baptist at 3198 Hwy 602, Laurel Hill. Pastor
Beaver Creek BC services: Beaver Roy Mooneyham.
Creek Baptist Church, located six miles Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday
West of Baker, has Sunday School at Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m. with chil-
10:00 AM, morning worship at 11:00 dren's church for 3-5 and nursery for
AM, and Children's Church at 11:15 under 3.
AM. Discipleship Training, with Adult
Central Baptist Church: pastured and Yooth Studies, also Acteens, GA's
by Robert G. Cates, is located at 951 S. and RA's and Mission Friends at 5 p.m.
Ferdon Blvd., Crestview across from Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday

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night Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. For
further information, call 652-2900.
New Life Missionary Baptist
Church: at 285 Duggan Ave.,
Crestview. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning worship 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Men and Women's Ministry at 6 p.m. on
Tuesday. Wednesday Prayer Service and
Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. Male choir
practice at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Monday
youth choir practice at 6 p.m. Adult's
choir practice at 7 p.m.
Valley Road Baptist Church:
Sunday School 9:45 AM. Morning wor-
ship 11 AM. Discipleship Training 5
PM. Evening worship 6 PM. Wednesday
activities, Youth Meeting 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting 7 p.m. Choir practice 8 PM.
The church is located at 1018 Valley
Road in Crestview. Call 682-4513 for
information. Interim Pastor is Bob
Palm Chapel Primitive Baptist
Church: 201 Cadle Dr., Crestview.
Elder Michael Green, Jr., Pastor. Sunday
10:30 AM and Wednesday 6 PM. Call
689-3383 for more information. Come
worship with us!
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church: 5595
Hwy. 4 South, Baker, FL 32531-0341.
Phone (850) 537-9221. FAX (850) 537-
6798. Pastor, Dr. Jerry Haley.
Sunday services: Bible study 9:45
AM, morning worship 11 AM
Discipleship training 6 PM, evening
worship 7 PM Wednesday night prayer
groups and mission organizations, 7 PM
Woodlawn Baptist located at 824
N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, Pastor
Patrick Pfrimmer.
Sunday School meets at 9 AM with
morning worship at 10:30 AM. A ser-
vice for the hearing impaired is also
offered on Sunday morning. Sunday
evening service is at 6 PM, and the
Youth Choir meets at 5 PM.
Wednesday services are at 6:30 PM.
Call the church at 682-2924 for infor-

Our Lady of Victory Catholic
Parish in Crestview welcomes you to
join adult inquiry sessions, conducted
on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM
If interested, please contact the
parish office at 682-4622 for registration

Church of
McDonald Street Church of
Christ: at '744 South McDonald Street
in Crestview, with Minister Bro. Henry
Herbert and Youth Minister, Bro. Daniel
Jackson. 10 a.m. Bible class on Sunday,
followed by 11:15 a.m. worship.
Evening worship at 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Also Bible classes are held on
Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 682-6230.
Church of Christ Airport Road:
Sunday Bible study at 9 AM, worship
services at 10 AM, Sunday worship at 6
PM, Wednesday Bible study at 7 PM.
Listen to the "Know Your Bible" radio
program Monday through Saturday on
WAAZ 104.7 at 5:45 AM. Minister
Jason Green.
Crestview Church of God, Pastor
Larry Collins. Sunday school 10 11
AM; morning worship 11 AM 12 PM;
and 6-9 PM evening service on
Sunday, and 6 PM Family Training on
Wednesday. Call 682-3045 for more
Church of New Covenant, Pastors
Charles, Sr., and Maxine Whisnand
invite you to attend their services, locat-
ed at 3191 North Newman Avenue in
Sunday services include Adult Bible

Study and Children's Church at 10 AM,
followed by Praise Hour at 11 AM
Wednesday, a Family Stew/Study ser-
vice is held at 6 PM.
The church also has a radio ministry
broadcast every Sunday at 7:05 AM on
WTJT, 90.1 FM. Call 689-8999 for
more information.
Church of the Resurrection: 66
8th Street, Shalimar FL. The Rev. Canon
Michael G. Carr. Sunday services at 10
AM, morning prayer on Ist, 3rd, 5th;
and holy communion on 2nd and 4th

Church of the Epiphany: Located
at 424 Garden St., Crestview behind the
Teachers Credit Union.
Children's Sunday school 9:15 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday
School 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd and 4th
Sunday each month. Nursery is avail-
able. The first Sunday of the month
there will be a Potluck Brunch following
the service. Episcopal Church Women
meets the second Wed. at 12 p.m. in the
parish hall. Epiphany Men's Group
meets each Thursday at 8 a.m. at
Cracker Barrel. Youth Group for grades
6-12 meets Sunday 5:30-8p.m. in the
parish hall.
Interim Vicar is the Rev. George
Gilbert, Jr. Office hours are Tuesdays 9
a.m. 4 p.m. Call 689-1410 for more
information. All are welcome.

First Lutheran Church of Florala:
at 24512 5th Avenue (US 331) in Florala
AL, pastored by Rev. Jack Betz. 9:30
AM worship on Sunday. Fellowship
Hour (10:30 AM) and Sunday school for
all ages (11 AM) follow the service.
Phone (334) 858-8357. On Route 331
very near the Florida line in Florala, Ala.
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All are invited to worship and cele-
brate the Ascension of our Lord,
Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. "Crown Him
with Many Crowns". Soup and sand-
wiches will be served at 6 p.m.
Confirmation class will be May 7th at
10 a.m.
Our Savior Lutheran Church: Our
Savior Lutheran Church is located at
178 W. North Avenue in Crestview. Rev.
Vance G. Tech Bible studies at 9 and
service of word and sacrament at 10:30
AM on Sunday mornings. The sacra-
ment of the altar is served every Sunday.
Lutheran Women's Missionary
League every 4th Saturday at 10 AM
Adult Choir 7 PM Wednesday. Adult
catechesis Wednesday at 9 AM and
Thursday at 7 PM. Youth catechism
classes.every Saturday at 10 a.m.

Baker First United Methodist:
located just north of the traffic light in
Baker. The Rev. Calvin N. "Bud"
Harrub is pastor. Sunday School begins
at 10 a.m., worship service is at 11 a.m.
You will be warmly welcomed here! For
more information, call the pastor at 682-
First United Methodist: 599 Eighth
Avenue, Crestview, The Rev. Bruce
Sheffield is Senior Pastor, and Dr. R.
Lee Thigpen, Lay Leader (FUMC).
Traditional services at 8 a.m., in the
Christ Chapel, and at 11 a.m., in the
Main Sanctuary. Contemporary service
in the Christ Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Sunday
school at 9:45 a.m. and I1 a.m.
For information, call 682-2018, dur-
ing normal business hours.
Mount Zion African Methodist
Episcopal (AME) Church, 502

McDonald Street, in Crestview. Rev.
Matthew Ewing. Regular services
include: Sunday- church school 9:30
AM, praise service 10:45 AM, and wor-
ship service 11:00 AM; Tuesday ser-
vices include: 6 PM prayer meeting, and
men's bible study at 7 PM; Wednesday
Kiddie College, 5:45-7:45 PM. All are
welcome. For information, call 682-
New Bethel United Methodist
Church, located at 5894 Hwy. 85 North.
Services held Wednesday nights are the
6 PM fellowship supper and 7 PM Bible
study. Sunday services are 10 AM
Sunday School, and 11 AM and 6 PM
St. Mark United Methodist
Church: located at 2250 P.J. Adams
Pkwy. in Crestview, offers the following
services: Sunday School, 9 a.m., Sunday
morning worship, 10 a.m.. Wednesday
Bible study for the entire family at 6:30
p.m. A nursery is available for all ser-
vices. Clergyman is Rev. Glenn McCall.
Children's Church for ages 4-5. Call
682-5280 for more information.

Aplin Church of the Nazarene:
Pastor Thomas Farley and Associate
Pastor Rev. Clarence Lykins invite
everyone to attend the following ser-
vices: Sunday School 9:45 a.m.;
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday
evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday
6:30 P.M. (Bible study and fellowship).
The church is located at 395 Aplin Road
in Crestview, telephone 682-7995.

Mount Olive Community Church:
Pastor D.L. Lyons invites all interested
to Sunday Services at 10 a.m., Tuesday
Ladies' meeting at 7 p.m. with Marie C.
Lyons, and Thursday Bible study at 7
-pm.dwith-Pastor_.e. nis, The bhujhbi.Li
located at 5661 Mt. Olive Road in
Crestview. Directions approximately 7
miles east on Hwy. 90, turn left on Mt.
Olive Road, 2 miles. Call 682-6218 for
more information.

First Pentecostal Church of Jesus
Christ: Sunday services for First
Pentecostal are at 10 AM and 6 PM
There is also a Wednesday service at 7
PM Pastor Wilbur Hawkins. They are
located at 997 East Chestnut Ave. in
Crestview. Call (850) 682-3497 for
more information.

First Presbyterian Church: 492 N.
Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, pastored by
Rev. Joan Wooten. Sunday School, 10
AM; worship 11 AM; youth meeting 5
PM; Wednesday supper 6 PM, and choir
rehearsal 7 PM. For more information,
call 682-2835.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of the Emerald Coast (UUFEC): locat-
ed at 1295 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso,
Florida. Minister: The Reverend
Rodney Debs. Service is held at 10:30
AM each Sunday. For further updates,
check http://www.uufec.com, the Verbal
Chalice, Wick, or please call the
Fellowship at 678-7197, or 243-5247.

Way of Life Unity Center: Pastor
Rev. George A. Schmidt, Ph.D., the Way
of Life Unity Center is located at 1797
Hurlburt Road in Fort Walton Beach.
Sunday services: 9:30 AM and 11
AM Celebration Services. Youth
Education programs along with child-
care are only provided at the 11 AM ser-

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Sunday School classes are available for
ages 3 through adult. Call 882-8527.
Protestant Holy Communion mid week
worship service is every Wed., 1100
hours at the Eglin Hospital Chapel. For
more information, call Chaplain Sarah
Shirley at 883-9736.
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Catholic Weekend Mass Schedule -
1700 hours, Sat. in the West Gate
Chapel; 0745 hours, Sun. in the Chapel
Center; 1115 hours, Sun. in the West
Gate Chapel. For Religious Education,
call 882-7320. RCIA Wed. at 1900 hours
in the Chapel Center.
All military and their families are
invited to join us at our many diverse
services. We have services for Catholic,
Protestant, Jewish and Islamic faith
groups, as well as activities for all ages.
Call the chapel at 882-2111 for times
and locations.
Christian Life Center: Pastor Jason
Palmer. Prayer is held Sunday at 2 PM,
with Sunday services and Sunday
School at 2:30. Bible study is held
Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM Christian
Life Center is located at 410 Wingard
Street; call (850) 305-0198 for more
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Jofiathan G'fMfi. Saturday services are
being held. The ministry is located at the
corner of E. Robinson and Church Street
in Crestview. Call Pastor Griffin at 682-
5455 for more information.
The Chapel, an independent wor-
shipping community, has services every
Sunday morning at 7:30 AM with
Chaplain Hayward Chapman, and at 9
AM with Chaplain Chuck Chapman.
Services are held at 1093 S. Ferdon
Blvd. in Crestview, next to Domino's
Pizza. Phone: (850) 682-9887 or (850)
423-0526. "Come as you are."
The Awakening Ministries, Inc., a
.-not-for-profit Christian music ministry,
meets every Saturday from 2-7 PM
under the pavilion, Kit Drive,
Crestview. Their phone number is 689-
All amateur, semi-professional, and
professional Christian music groups and
individuals are invited to attend for
practice, auditioning, fellowship, and
prayer. Spectators and other interested
parties are also welcome. For more
information call or email awakening-
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Estamos uvicados en la 544 Main
Street, Crestview FL, 32536. Telefones
(850).423-0325 y cellular 543-4292.
New Beginnings and Rev. Jeffrey
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their regular Sunday worship service at
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Niceville American Legion Hall (VFW).

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innocent little children, stagger
the imagination. God is so con-
cerned that children be protect-
ed and treated with special care,
that He says this of an offender
of children: "It were better for
him that a millstone were
hanged about his neck, and he
cast into the sea, than that he
should offend one of these little
ones" (Luke 17:2). Remember,
the guy would be better off if
this happened to him, than what
will happen to him when God
gets hold of his sorry self.
"Cast" means "to hurl with a
sense of violence, called for by
so great an outrage." Do you see
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man's neck and tie the other end
tightly to a grinding wheel (a
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Church Announcements

Leslie Dale Lloyd

Leslie Dale Lloyd, age 42, of Crestview, Fla., bravely fought an
extended illness and went peacefully in his home early Thursday
morning, Apr. 14, 2005. He was a lifelong resident of Crestview. He
served in the United States Army; was a member of the Good Hope
Church in Baker, Fla.; a member of the American Legion, Post 75,
where he once served as second vice to the commander; president of
the CDL as well as head of the dart team, Straight Shooters, for many
years. Dale was a master carpenter and mason and built numerous
log homes in the panhandle. Dale had numerous friends and was
beloved by all.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mattie Naomi (Martin)
Lloyd and father, Arnold; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Karen
(Markus/Adams); stepdaughter, Melanie Hale (Tony); grandchil-
dren, Ashton, Nikki and Heather Hale; sisters, Barbara Rogers (Bill)
of Columbus, Miss. And Gail (Hammonds) Wheeler (Terry) of
Andalusia, Ala.; nephews and nieces, Kevin Rogers of Columbus,
children, Stephanie, Stephen, Ashley and Elizabeth; Joey Rogers of
Baton Rouge, La., children Alex and CJ; Roger (Lachia) Hammonds,
children, Heather, Brooke, Taylor, Rodney (Tracy) Hammonds, chil-
dren, Sabrina and Christopher; Shawn (Brandy) Hammonds, child
Maggie Naomi; Jonathan Brooks, child Riley, and Brittany Brooks all
of Andalusia; in-laws Roy and Ernestine Markus; brother-in-law
D.A. Zacharias, children Steven Gilmore of Tallahassee, and Tommy
(Hope) Mitchell of Mobile, Ala., child Nicki; sisters-in-law, Becky
(Timmy) Walker, children Jake and Sarah of Hahira, Ga.; Linda
Shonewitz, children Douglas and Denice of Biloxi, Miss.; special
friends, Donald and Lisa Willis, David and Wanda Fescina, Bonnie
Heather and Evonne Bergschneider.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice
of Crestview.
A special thanks for the many prayers of friends at the Lake
Talquin Baptist Church of Tallahassee.
A memorial will be held at a later date at the American Legion,
Post 75, in Crestview.
Brackney Funeral Home, Crestview, was entrusted with arrange-

James Ray McCormick

James Ray McCormick, age 58, of Crestview, Florida, passed
away Sunday April 24, 2005 at North Okaloosa Medical Center. Mr.
McCormick was born in Brewton, Ala., but was a longtime resident
of Crestview. He was a veteran of the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruby
Mr. McCormick is survived by his daughter, Amanda Camp of
LaGrauge, Ga.; sisters, Wanda Hudson of Garden City, Fla., and
Barbra Jeanette Bell of Femandina Beach, Fla.
Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home was entrusted with arrange-

Robert Utter
May 23, 1933 April 28, 2005
Robert "Bob" Utter, age 71, of Crestview passed away Thursday,
April 28, 2005 at a local hospital. He was born on May 23, 1933 in
Worcester, NY and moved to the area in 1969.
Bob was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force where he
worked as an auto mechanic. He was also the head of Vehicle
Maintenance at Field 3 at Eglin Air Force Base.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine C. Utter.
Survivors include his daughter, Regina Hellijas and husband
Wayne of Crestview; brother, Arley Utter of Higden, AR; sisters,
Alberta Launt of Windsor, NY, Viva Sperbeck of Wamerville, NY,
and Lola Ryder of Rotterdam, -NY,; two grandchildren, -Heather.
Barrow and husband Billy of Crestview, and Kimberly McCarra of
Pensacola; two great-grandchildren, Destinie McCarra and Evelyn
A time of visitation was held on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at
Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted
from the Chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home on Sunday at
3 p.m. with Reverend Donnie Cadenhead officiating.
Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home was entrusted with arrange-

Helen M. Josey
November 17, 1945 April 28, 2005
Helen M. Josey, age 59, of Laurel Hill, passed away Thursday,
April 28, 2005.'She was born on November 17, 1945 in Eden, North
Carolina and had lived in Okaloosa County since 1973.
Survivors include her son, David Josey of Laurel Hill; daughter,
Linda Parenteau of Laurel Hill; two brothers, Isaac Lee Smathers, II,
and Jake Bray, both of North Carolina; two grandchildren,
Christopher Castille and Dylan Josey.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, was in charge of arrange-

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Neal Marini
August 30, 1956 April 26, 2005
Neal Marini, age 48, of Laurel Hill, passed away Tuesday, April
26, 2005. He was born on August 30, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts
and had lived in Okaloosa County for the past 15 years. He was an
electrician for Gulf Coast Electric in Destin. Mr. Marini was an Army
Veteran. He was active in the Laurel Hill and Almarante Fire
Departments. He resigned as Chief of the Almarante Fire
Department for health reasons.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Marini of Laurel Hill; four
stepchildren, Kenneth Henson of Georgia, Kathy Henson Ross of
Georgia, Jonathan Henson (Regina), and Joey Henson, both of Laurel
Hill; two brothers-in-law and wives, Frank and Brenda Hill of Mossy
Head, and Bill and Barbara Harkins of Baker; seven grandchildren,
Christopher, Jousha, Dakota, Joey, Kelli, Shea and Shannon.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 28 in the
chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Rev. Mike McVay and Lynn
Weber officiating. Burial followed in Barrancas National Cemetery at
12:30 p.m.
The family received friends Wednesday, April 27, from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant
Honorary pallbearers were all fire-fighting personnel.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, was entrusted with

Jimmy Hammad
June 20, 1985 April 27, 2005
Jimmy Hammad, age 19, of Crestview, passed away Wednesday,
April 27, 2995. He was born on June 20, 1985 in Amman, Jordan and
had lived in Crestview for the past two years. Jimmy attended
Geneva Family Worship Center and Crestview High School.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Ayda and Noel
Patriarca of Crestview; father, Waheed Hammad of Jordan; wife,
Cami Adams; two children, Ciara and Calvin Adams; brother, Omar
Hammad of Crestview; sister, Faith Hammad of Jordan.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 29 in the chapel
of Brackney Funeral Service with Revs. Dean Hendrickson and Bill
White officiating. Burial followed in Live Oak Baptist Church
The family received friends Thursday, April 28, from 6 p.m. until
8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, was entrusted with

Jeffrey Scott Gossman
Jeffrey Scott Gossman, age 43, of Crestview, passed away at his
home. He was born on April 13, 1962 in Fargo, North Dakota and
had resided in Crestview for the past 18 months moving here from
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Mr. Gossman was retired from the U.S.
Air Force having served 20 years of service as a crew supervisor for
F-15 maintenance and a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rudolph and Lorraine
Survivors include three sisters, Kathleen Gossman of Greenville,
S.C., Cyndie Gossman of Meridan, Id., and Rebecca Anderson and
husband Danny of Fessenden, N.D.; one niece, Laura Anderson;
one nephew, Christopher Anderson.
A graveside service was held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 29 at
Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, was entrusted with

Sarah Margarette Alford
Sarah Margarette Alford, age 58, of Crestview, Florida passed
away Monday April 25, 2005 at her home. Sarah was a lifetime res-
ident of Crestview and a friend to everyone.
She was well known for her kindness and hospitality to every-
one no matter what their faults past or present. She helped them all.
She is survived by her son, Barry Cosson of Buchanan, Ga.;
granddaughter, Jessica Cosson of Crestview; numerous nieces and
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Please turn in your church news
briefs to the News Bulletin by 5
PM on the Thursdays prior to
Baptist Church will be celebrating its 72
years with Homecoming Day on
Sunday, May 1. The guest speaker will
be former Associate Pastor, Rev. Charles
Wesley Powell. Rev. Powell is currently
Senior Pastor at Airport Boulevard
Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. The
community is invited to celebrate. There
will be a covered dish luncheon immedi-
ately following the morning worship.
For more information call 682-5160.
ISTRIES: Start your day a better way
with Christian Faith Ministries at 5:30
a.m. on 90.1 FM radio.
The City of Crestview will hold a
National Day of Prayer at 11 a.m. on
May 5th at the City Hall. Everyone is
invited to attend. There will also be a
prayer march that day at 6 p.m. All
churches north of Hwy 90 will meet at
Twin Hills Park, which will be led by
Bro. Raymond Williams from New
Beginnings Church. All Churches south
of Hwy 90 will meet at Central Baptist
Church, which will be led by Bro.
Dwight Baggett, pastor of Macedonia
Baptist Church. Then all will meet at the
south side of the courthouse for singing,
devotion and prayer. Please try to partic-
gregation of the Crestview First United
Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Avenue,
from April 9 through May 22, will con-
duct "40 Days of Purpose," a spiritual
journey that will answer life's most
important question: "What on Earth am
I here for?"
Based on the New York Times
Bestseller, "The Purpose Driven Life"
by Rick Warren, this event will feature
worship, fellowship, discipleship, min-
istry and evangelism. All participants
will receive a courtesy copy of Warren's
book. Those interested are invited to call
the church's administrative office during
normal business hours, at 682-2018,
extension 100.
OF GOD SERVICES: Due to damage
done by Hurricane Ivan, all services
except the Morning Worship Service has
been cancelled until further notice. The
next Morning Worship Service will be
held at the Women's Club next door to
the church. Service begins Sunday at 11
a.m. "Whosoever will may come."
DENCE COURSE: Airport Road
Church of Christ is offering a free Bible

correspondence course. Call 682-4025
for more information. The radio pro-
gram airs Monday through Saturday at
5:45 a.m. on WAAZ, 104.7 FM.
On Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m., the
Church of the Epiphany will be hosting
an English Tea to benefit Covenant
Hospice. Tickets are $10 each. Anyone
interested should call the church office
at 689-1410 for more information.
music Is headed back to the Paxton AG
Complex on Friday, May 13. Beginning
that night at 7 p.m., some of the finest
music in the country is headed to North
Walton County. The Oxendines, Kyle
Baber and Brian Thames will grace the
stage on the 13th. The Oxendines are
from Shannon, North Carolina and bring
a litany of chart-making songs with
them, including "Oh, What a Time",
"Heaven's Gonna Be Heaven" and "I'm
Dreamin". This trio has been turning
heads throughout the southern gospel
industry. Kyle Baber is a full time pas-
tor, part-time singer. He calls Winder,
Georgia home and will thrill lovers of
country-gospel with his pure, clear
vocals. Brian Thames is the lone local
artist on the musical agenda. If you like
The Crabbs and Mike Bowling, you'll
love this Crestview artist. The Paxton
AG Complex is located on Highway 331
in Paxton, next to the city ballparks.
Admission is free. Plenty of seating is
available. For more information, call
-(334) 858-6162.
FISH FRY: Every Friday night through
Lent, the Knights of Columbus holds a
fish fry fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church
Hall, 550 Adams Drive, in Crestview.
The $5 fee per dinner includes fish,
hushpuppies, french fries and grits,
coleslaw, desserts, and drinks. The
money from the dinners will be donated
to the church's community outreach pro-
Week of Blessings will be held May 4-7.
There will be a Community Service of
Blessing at 7 p.m. on May 4, with
Blessing of the Youth from 7-9 p.m.
under the tent at Harborwalk; 48th
Annual Blessing of the Fleet Celebration
on May 5, with worship service at 4
p.m., Blessing of the Fleet following the
worship service, and a fish fry at 5:30
p.m. under the tent at Harborwalk;
Blessing of the Family Children's Fair
on May 6 at 5 p.m. under the tent at
Harborwalk; Community Breakfast and
Blessing of the Marketplace at 8 a.m. on
May 7 at the Destin Community Center.

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Lauren McLaughlin
News Bulletin Reporter

Be good to your skin this
spring. Instead of roasting your
face in the hot Florida sun, head
to Beauty Mark Skin Care in
Style Studio, for a facial.
Owner Diana Hill offers
treatments for your every skin
care need. Even if your skin
looks great, you'll find some-
thing to suit you at Beauty Mark
Skin Care.
"If your skin is in optimal
condition, I offer relaxing aro-
matherapy facials," said Hill.
She also does glycolic,
hydroxy, BetaHydroxy and acid
and retinol facial treatments and
peels. Several facials start at $45.
However, if you want some
heavy duty results, try micro-
dermabrasion. Hill describes it
as a mini procedure to exfoliate
the top layer of skin with corun-
dum crystals, and a gentle suc-
tion action to stimulate collogen
"It helps to even out skin
tone, smooth large pores and
fine lines,' she said. "It leaves
your skin smooth, soft, brighter
and better able to absorb facial

skin care products."
One treatment will show
results, but optimal improve-
ment is seen after 6-8 treatments.
Each procedure is $75, or take
advantage of Hill's special offer
right now. She is offering a pack-
age of 6 treatments for $375.
Each should be done 10-14 days
Whether you choose to have
a facial done or not, try Hill's
full line of Monave Mineral
Cosmetics. Although mineral
makeups are becoming all the
rage, many lines of the product
still contain harmful ingredi-
"It's the new makeup, the
new buzzword," said Hill.
"They're not all the same. You
have to be careful."
The product that Hill offers is
a sure thing. None of her miner-
al makeup contains bismuth or
talc, two ingredients known to
irritate. Her line is chemical free
and contains sunscreen. Choose
from lipsticks, lip glosses, foun-
dations, and loose powders.
"Sensitive skin sufferers love
it," said Hill.
She also carries Illuminare, a
cream-based mineral makeup
for clients who prefer a moister

Perhaps one product that Hill
is most excited about is her
Image skin care system, a cos-
meceutical line of professional
treatments and home care for
every skin type.
"Image is skin care for seri-
ous results using medical grade,
professional treatments," said
Products for acne, rosacea
and anti-aging are available at
Beauty Mark Skin Care. They
can only be purchased from a
licensed aesthetician or doctor.
It's not only Hill's top-of-the-
line products and services that
make her the guru for all your
skin care needs, it's also her
medical background.
"Having been a nurse for 24
years, I combine my nursing
knowledge and experience to
confidently access your skincare
needs within the scope of my
licenses," she said. "I have lived
in Crestview for over 30 years
and feel my clients know and
can trust me."
In fact, client Dale Heath,
who has been going to Beauty
Mark Skin Care for 3 years, says
that's one of the reasons she
chose Hill's business.

"I am confident because of
her nursing background," she
Hill is also passionate about
learning as much as she can
about skin care.
"I actively pursue education
to stay informed of the newest
advancements in skin care to
better serve my clientele," she
While you're in Style Studio,
Hill recommends you visit the
salon's master colorist, Judy
Arender, or Karen Culbertson,
the nail technician, for some
added beautifying.
And while you're at it, go
ahead and bring in your mom
on Mother's Day for a one-of-a-
kind treat.
"What a great gift a facial
is,"Hill pointed out.
Gift certificates are available
for any special occasion.
Beauty Mark Skin Care is in
Style Studio, which is located on
Hwy 85 S. (across from
Advanced Storage). Hill is avail-
able Tuesday through Saturday,
and her hours are flexible. Call
689-3330 for more information
or to set up an appointment.

Business Announcements

UWF Small Business
Development workshops
The University of West Florida's
Small Business Development Center,
will present "Starting a Business", on
May 5th from 6-9 p.m. at the
OWC/UWF FWB Campus, Bldg. 1,
Room 126. Topics to be discussed
include: business planning, sources of
financing, record keeping, taxation,
legal forms of business, local regula-
tions, and the determination of initial
capital requirements. Handout material
will be provided. There is a $20 fee for
this workshop and pre-registration is
encouraged due to limited space. To reg-
ister, call 833-9400.

Diane Stephenson, left, shown here with Julie Hurst of the
Children's Advocacy Center, is a dedicated volunteer.

Stephenson is the CAC

Volunteer of the Quarter

Diane Stephenson was recently recognized as volunteer of the
quarter for the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. Diane
has volunteered at the Center since its beginning. She has dedicated
many, many hours of her time to help make a difference in the lives
of children in our community.
Many, many thanks from the CAC, Diane. The CAC will be host-
ing volunteer training in May. If you are interested in becoming a
volunteer, please call 833-9237, ext. 222.

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The UWF Procurement Techincal
Assistance Center will offer "Federal
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explain the qualifications an certifica-
tions procedures. The workshop will be
held on May 10th from 2-4 p.m. This
workshop will define what the require-
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fits. There is a $15 fee for each work-
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Agricultural loans Farmers, ranchers and other can
The U.S. Department of Agriculture receive financial assistance to improve
(USDA) through the Farm Service their water quality and reduce soil ero-
Agency (FSA) makes farm sion through the application of conser-
ownership/operating loans to qualified ovation practices developed by the
socially disadvantaged applicants, Natural Resources Conservation Service
including but not limited to women, (NRCS). Practices designed to assist
African-Americans, American Indians, landowners in reducing soil erosion and
Alaskan natives, and Asian and Pacific protect wetlands through conservation
Islanders. For more information, contact tillage, vegetative practices, structural
Wayne Davis at (850) 682-2416 or leave practices, cross fencing, wells, pipelines,
a message without county FSA tffic.. ,and watering facilities are available. If
you would like to sign-up for assistance
come by the NRCS field office of the
Crestview Referral Source FSA office at 938 N. Ferdon Blvd., in
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Building Permits

City of Crestview Associates, 4609 Chanan Dr., Crestview.
Single family dwelling by Advanced
building permits Construction and Development.
4/19/05: Ken W. Blocker, 595 N Ferdon Cornerstone Construction and
Blvd. Service upgrade by King Electric, Development, 5152 Palmetto Ave.,
$2,300. Violene Jackson, 214 Oglesby Crestview. Plumbing by A-1 Plumbing;
Street. Driveway by Siler Company, $800. electrical by American Electric Service. *
4/20/05: Bob Booker, 209 Kirkwood Jack, Jr. and Madell Johns, 388 Hwy 90
Run. New single family residence by W, Holt. Re-roof by homeowner.-* Walter
Malcolm Spears, $385,000. First and Mary Brigman, 1596 Perry Smith Rd.,
Presbyterian, 344 Adams Dr. Re-roof by Baker. Mechanical by Casey Electric. *
Advanced Exteriors, $6,248. First Michael and Margaret Watkins, 5677
Presbyterian, 492 N Ferdon Blvd. Re-roof Gerald Brooks Rd., Baker. Mechanical by
byAdvanced Exteriors, $$23,576. JeffD. Casey Electric. Denise Kirk, 2505
Carlson, 505 Hillview Circle. Re-roof by Kingston Rd., Crestview. Electrical b
Advanced Exteriors, $6,000. Edward J. Casey Electric. Todd and Cynthia Jean
and Luay P., 701 Naughton Drive. Re-roof Minette, 1406 Grandview Dr., Crestview.
by Advanced Exteriors, $6,000. Bill and Electrical and mechanical by Harold
Kay Littell, 703 Becky Thatcher Court. Gaines. W.J. and Carol Fleming, 2700
Install in group pool by Cox Pools, Essie Lane, Crestview. Re-roof by R.L.
$33,950. Dennis and Debra B., 5675 -Campbell Roofing Co. Charles and
Cherokee Nene. Install in ground pool by Bonnie Williams, 110 Brian Dr., Crestview.
Cox Pools, $32,283. Mechanical by Climate Specialists, Inc.
4/21/05: Shoal River Bowling, 5204 S 4/22/05: Cornerstone Cdoltruction
Ferdon Blvd. Install 18'x35' covered by and Development, 4650 Bobolink Way,
owner, $10,000. James and Glenda B., Crestview. Mechanical by Oglesby
5497 Old BethelRd. Re-roof by owner, Heating and A/C. Dallas and Becky
$5,000. Emerald Coast YMCA, 298 N Home, 3705 Horne Hollow Rd.,
Wilson St. Re-roof by Jamie Carter Crestview. Gas by Zachary's Gas
Roofing, $25,000. *Tall Pines Center, 150 Services. Robert and Mary Blasberg,
Duggan Avenue. Install fire suppression 3021 Sandy Lane, Crestview. General
by Advanced Fire, $1,600. Tall Pines repair by Jacob Locke Construction. *
Center, 160 Duggan Avenue. Install fire Terry and Regina Dupont, 92 Navajo
suppression by Advanced Fire, $1,600. Trace, Crestview. Gas by Lee Byrd
Helen's Barber Shop, 538 Ferdon Blvd. Plumbing. Homer and Norma Ragle,
New commercial barber shop by Owens 2090 LG Russell Rd., Baker. Electrical.
Custom, $150,000. Mission mechanical and plumbing by homeowner:
Restaurants, 759 N Ferdon Blvd. mobile home unit by Little Lots Mobile
Demolition of floor by owner, $2,000. Homes Trans. Tew Construction, 3007
4/22/05: Daoud Khader, 231 East Colonial Circle, Crestview. Burglar/fire
Bowers. Demolition of house by alarm by Suncoast Security. Timothy and
Panhandle Land, $3,000; same at 230. Dorothy Agro, 893 Lighthouse Church
Robert Fagan, 545 Ridgelake Rd. Re-roof Road, Baker. Electrical by Joe Ritchie
by Aduddell Roofing, $16,600. Kenneth Electric. Adams Homes, 2122 Hagood
Bines, 155 Villacrest Dr. Re-roof by Loop, Crestview. Plumbing by Amore
Aduddell Roofing, $6,135. Franklin Plumbing Co. Christopher and L.
Bradford, 4b8 Northview Lane. Re-roof by Mataik, 55,6 Tr:.m 'F.Pag 'Lane, takier.
AdaddalrlRoofrin '$5!490.' 1' AlectfA K. '/' Pltifblhrl'-WH haiitacl,~it1teleitridalr
Sharp, 478 Highway 90 E. Re-roof by homeowner. Rodger and Diane Poe,
Advanced Exteriors, $21,282. Elsie J. 6085 Jesse Medley Rd., Crestview. Re-
Beck, 303 Martin Luther King. Re-roof by roof by Rob Holloway Construction. S&J
owner, $50. Construction, 119 Eagle Court, Crestview.
4/25/05: Carl Armour, 730 -Kenneth Plumbing by Faith Mechanical. Robert
Drive. Complete house re-wire by Third and Elizabeth Bondi, 4563 Scarlet Dr.,
Phase Electric, $6,500. Charles Herrin, Crestview. Re-roof by Sun and Snow
114 John King Rd. New commercial Residential Restoration.
restaurant by McCullough Plu., $600,000. 4/25/05: Stephen and Deborah Ford,
Charles Herrin, 114 John King Rd. Land 6070 Old Bethel Rd., Crestview. Home
clearing by McCullough Plu., $4,000. addition by homeowner. Adams Homes,
TCB Builders, 338 Bowers Avenue. New 2110, 2108, 2151, 2147, 2137, and 2150
single family residence by TCB Builders, Hagood Loop, Crestview. Single family
$85,000. Melissa Archer, 517 Krest Dr. dwellings by homeowner. Gamble
Re-roof by Donald Courtney, $2,000. Construction, 1674 Lady Lane, Baker.
Hayvard Lee, 215 W Cobb Ave. Remove Single family dwelling by homeowner. *
privacy fence by owner, $1,000. Steve Adams Homes, 4861 Traxx St.,
Hunter, 298 W Robinson Ave. Upgrade Crestview. Pool by Pools Plus. Dan and
service by Casey Electric, $835. Holiday Beverly Wright, 317 Timberlake Drive,
Builders, 167 Cabana Way. New single Crestview. Electrical by homeowner. *
family residence by Holiday Builders, Zane and Brandi Teboe, 2610 Victoria
$8,907. Annie B. Hughes, 202 Booker Place, Crestview. Home occupation. *
St. Re-roof by owner, $1,700. Louis and Lola Becker, 3750 Poverty
Creek Rd., Crestview. Re-roof by home-
Okaloosa County owner. Rita Moseley, 6434 Hwy 393,
Crestview. Re-roof by homeowner. *
building permits Thomas Kearley, 3031 Adams Rd.,
4/20/05: James and K.C66rsey, 5788 Crestview. Pool enclosure by homeowner.
Kellie Dr., Crestview. Re-roof by home- Stacy and Shaun Burlison, Thunder
owner. Mark Styron, 2401 Moonstone Ridge Rd., Holt. Plumbing and single fam-
Dr., Crestview. Plumbing by Lee Byrd ily dwelling by homeowner; electrical and
Plumbing. John and Molly Howze, 1750 mechanical. Cornerstone Construction
Faulk Ferry Rd., Baker. Plumbing by Lee and Development, 5158 Azalea Ave.,
Byrd Plumbing. A & S Construction and Crestview. Single family dwelling by
Development. Burglar/fire alarm by GSC Superior Exteriors; plumbing by A-1
Systems; 82 Navajo Trace; 905 Shoal Plumbing. Robert and Mary Dean, 4360
River Drive, Crestview. Westerheim Horseshoe Lane, Holt. Mechanical by
Homes, 2170 Hagood Loop, Crestview. Pollock's Heating and A/C. William
Plumbing by Amore Plumbing Co. r Karen Gillespie, 5352 Hwy 393, Crestview.
and Jackie Odom, 754 Ridge Lake Road, Electrical by homeowner.
Crestview. Re-roof by homeowner. 4/26/05: Derek Wyatt, 4608 Chanan
David McCranie, 105 Cardinal Court, Dr., Crestview. Burglar/fire alarm by
Crestview. Single family dwelling and Dependable Alarm Co. Michael and
electrical by homeowner. Debbie Laura Troglin, 1404 Red Oak Drive,
Underwood, 3454 Swan Ave., Crestview. Crestview. Burglar/fire alarm by GSI. *
Plumbing byFaith Mechanical. Adams Antioch Baptist Church, 4824 Antioch Rd.,
Homes, 5301 Marilea Ct., Crestview. Crestview. Commercial interior remodel
Mechanical by John Boutwell. Adams by Charles Griffith Construction. MJR
Homes, 2134, 2145 and 2166 Hagood Builders, 5406 Lee Farm Blvd, Crestview.
Loop, Crestview. Mechanical by John Plumbing by Always Plumbing Co. Emie
Boutwell. Westerheim Homes, 2101 III and Lisa Roy, 1960 Dove Lane, Baker.
Cleo Lane, Crestview. Mechanical by Home occupation. Ivory Fletcher, 3088
John Boutwell.* William Edge, 623 Melton Stamps Ave., Crestview. Detached
Rd., Baker. Single family dwelling by garage/all carports by 2nd Generation
homeowner. Contracting. Kenneth and Jennifer Bray,
4/21/05: Joe Smith, 2203 3rd Ave., Farmer Street, Crestview. Single family
Crestview. Re-roof by Nichols Roofing. dwelling by homeowner. Westerheim
Wayne and Jarin Scott, 3009 La Salle Ct., Homes, 2164 Hagood Loop, Crestview.
Crestview. Re-roof by Sun and Snow Electrical by Williamson Electric Co. *
Residential Restoration. Allison Laly, Sunrise Home Builders, 5733 Mansfield
2755 Keats Dr., Crestview. Re-roof by RA Dr., Crestview. Plumbing by Faith
Rhoads Remodel/Paint. RL Brown and Mechanical.

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Employment is rising in

north Okaloosa County

Ken Nielsen
News Bulletin Reporter
he latest labor market
statistics released by
the Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation indicates,
like everything else in and
around the Hub City, the job
market in Crestview is booming.
Total non-agricultural
employment in March for
Okaloosa County grew by 2.4
percent over the previous

down Ferdon Boulevard are
marquees advertising for help.
"You're seeing the real signs
of the fact that employers are
needing job seekers," explained
Mary Lou Reed, executive direc-
tor for the Workforce
Development of Okaloosa
Walton Counties.
"At this time in our region,
Okaloosa and Walton Counties
have over 800 job listings with
the Jobs Plus Centers."
The job listings range from

Tralecia Gainer came by the new Sonic Restaurant on north State
Road 85 hoping to fill one of the 70 positions at the restaurant that
is scheduled to open this week. Store manager Brandon Frost
said he was amazed by the number of job seekers.

month, putting nearly 2,000 entry-level jobs to the more
additional people into the area's skilled and professional posi-
workforce. tions. Jobs Plus offers a profes-
Everywhere you look up and sional placement network for

NOMC Employee of the Month

those positions that require col-
lege degrees or a more special-
ized experience.
"Crestview is experiencing
the majority of the tremendous
job growth. It's a wonderful
thing for our economy and for
the job seeker," continued Reed.
"That is the emphasis right now
with our Job Plus Centers,
recruiting job seekers for the
Crestview area."
Shelton Sumrall is a career
counselor at the Crestview Jobs
Plus Center. Sumrall has the
daunting task of putting
employers together with poten-
tial employees. Sumrall's con-
cern is the disproportionet num-
ber of employees to employers.
"The main problem that were
having right now is the finding
the bodies to fill the positions,"
explained Sumrall.
"We have lots of positions,
over 800 in our system today.
Everything from construction
labor to doctors and nurses."
Sumrall asserts the pay scale
in Crestview has a lot to do with
employees looking in Fort
Walton Beach and Destin for
jobs. "The pay scale is lower in
Crestview than in Destin or Fort
Walton Beach," said Sumrall.
Jobs Plus Career Center man-
ager Judy Allen cautions job
seekers that a dollar more on the
-paycheck in Destin or Fort
Walton Beach could cost you
$2.00 more in fuel and bridge
"The people that are in
Crestview truly want to work in
Crestview. The wages here in
Crestview really have slightly
increased when you compare
the amount of money you spend
to get to those other locations
down in the resort areas," Allen
She went on to say that a lot
of people that currently work in
the south end of the county are

Susan Henderson, sitting, has years of experience as a hairdresser. But since her husband passed
away last year she has been looking for employment that offers health and retirement benefits. Judy
Allen, Jobs Plus Career Center Manager, helps Henderson review the hundreds of job opportunities
in the Jobs Plus database.

coming into the center looking you can run an ad for weeks
for jobs in Crestview. with no response," said
"One new McCauley.
business to "Here with the
Crestview that "Crestview is experi- help of Jobs
utilized the Jobs Plus we had
Plus resources encing the majority of tremendous
during their hir- the tremendous job response. I've
ing process is been very
Back Yard growth. It's a wonderful impressed
Burgers. They thingfor our economy with all my
hired 50 employ- Crestview
ee all from the and for the job seeker employees.
Crestview area." That is the emphasis They have
Manager been put
Karen McCauley right now with our Job through heck
can't say enough Plus Centers, recruiting with our grand
nice things about b opening and
her Crestview job kers r the have worked
employees and C w area very hard."
the help she The first of
received from Lou Rbed, two Sonic
Jobs Plus. E "In Fort worklrte DE..-eoDpment or coming to
Walton Beach Ol0*pqa wan.,.- Cour.,er, Crestview is

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scheduled to open very soon on
north State Road 85 near
Crestview High School. Owner
George Momenpour has already
hired 80 people for the first store
and plans on hiring an addition-
al 80 for his second location on
south Ferdon Boulevard across
from the Waterfront Mission
Thrift Store.
"Crestview has been great
and really welcomed us," said
Momenpour. "Jobs Plus has sent
us dozens of applicants, and
many of those hired are already
in training at our DeFuniak
Springs store."
With companies like
Crestview Aerospace and EJM
landing huge government con-
tracts, bringing in the need for
additional service-oriented busi-
ness like restaurants and retail
outlets, the future of Crestview's
labor market looks very good.

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Shown from left to right are Jim Andrews, CFO, Pam Bates,
B.O. Director, Shawneese Baysmore, Employee of the Month
for March, Kim Hamm, Asst. B.O. Director.

PHC honorees for March

Healthcare of
Crestview is
proud to
announce its hon-
orees for the
month of April.
De b b i e
Lancaster, CNA,
was selected as
PHC's Employee
of the Month, and
Bama Jerkins as
their Resident of
the Month.. ,
Debbie was
born on July 24,
1967 in Fort PHC EmplI
Walton Beach. the Month
Debbie is the Lancaster
proud mother of
three children.
She attended the CAN class at
Parthenon and upon completion
of the class became certified and
has been employed for over a
year at the facility. In her spare
time she enjoys jogging, and
playing racquetball.
Debbie stated what she likes
most about her job at PHC is
working with the residents.
Parthenon Healthcare of
Crestview staff and residents
want to thank Debbie for her
hard work and dedication to

April 15

oyee of

PHC Resident of the
Month Bama Jerkins

Bama was born in Porch,
Alabama on July 12, 1923. Mrs.
Jerkins was married to her hus-
band for 47 years and has four
Bama enjoys playing Bingo,
attending church services, play-
ing dominoes, dancing and
socializing with the residents
and staff at PHC. Bama is a joy
to the staff at Parthenon
Healthcare. Congratulations for
being selected as their Resident
of the Month for April.

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Senior Circle classroom ........................................................ 2:oo pm, Thursday, May 5, 19, 26 & June 2, 2005
NOMC Education Building............ ......................................................2:0pm,Thursday,May12,2005
Call Jessica at 689-o300 For More Information.
Pink Ribbon Pals
Senior Circle classroom.................................................................5:oopm, Thursady, June 9, 2005
Call Betty Weeden at 682-7848 For More Information.

lo:oo am Craft -Angel @ CP
10:30 am Yellow River Railroad by
Local author Adrienne Clements -CPL
1:30 pm Bingo/Parthenon
Senior Circle Classroom
i:oo pm Breathing Problems Perry
Thomas- Senior Circle Classroom
10:00 pm 10:00pm
io:oo am Orientation
5:oo pm Salad & Dessert Supper
Both at Senior Circle Classroom
9:oo am Mentoring -Pam Meadows
11:30 am Monthly Luncheon.
1st BCCFH Speaker:
Connie Kelly,Medicare

May 2005

Come Celebrate Senior Day
Saturday, May 7th o1 am lo pm -
Senior Circle's Annual
Picnic & Health Fair
Thursday, June 9th at 11:3o am .
Both Events at Old Spanish Trail Festival Park
For questions call Donna at 682-8409

Stretch, Flex, and Tone..........9:oo a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Every Monday in the Senoir Circle Classroom $10.oo per person per month
W after Aerobics................................10:30 a.m.
Every Wednesday Crestview Physical Therapy $1.oo per person per day

1o:oo am Theme: Bingo
2:oo pm Spanish
Both at Senior Circle Classroom
10:30 pm Bridge -
Senior Circle Classroom
9:00 amAARP DeFuniak Springs
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
9:00 am AARP DeFuniak Springs
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
12::noon -Game Day]
Brown Bag Lunch
Senior Circle Classroom
1:36 pm Powder PuffMechanics
SSenior Circle Classroom
1:00 pm McLain's'Restaurant -
DFS Meeting. Speaker:
Christine Sass Director of
Physical Therapy
7:00 am Casino

Please RSVP No later than 7 days before each event you plan to attend by calling 689-8409

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F.or five generations, the Hinkle family has
been making rocking chairs in Springfield,
Tennessee. The first Hinkle to come-to this
community in north middle Tennessee was
Andrew Hinkle, who moved from Virginia
more than 160 years
ago. Andrew Hinkle
and his son, Henry,
began the
we know today as
Hinkle Chair
Company, Inc., by
hand carving chair
frames during the ,
summer months.
During the harsh
winter months, the
whole family helped
in putting in the seats
for the chairs.
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Mr. William
Hinkle, Sr. bought the
business from his
father Willie B. after
returning from World
War II in 1946. Before
that time, William
Hinkle, Sr.'s father
built various chairs in
tobacco barn and in
a, small country
grocery store. The
family gave up
farming in 1932 and

began full-time chair production.
By 1948, William Hinkle., Sr. had sixteen
full-time employees producing 200 chairs per
day using hickory, beech, walnut, cherry, and
oak woods.

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