The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc.
Thursday, November 15, 2012The Freeport Public Library
will beclosed for the next two weeks while thecarpet is being replaced.The library's bookmobile will be parkedin front of the Freeport Public Library to provide service to anyone needing library books, videos or audio materials. The bookmobile will be available Tuesdaythrough Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until5:00 p.m.Regularly scheduled children's story time programs will be held at the picnic tables beside the library.Unfortunately, the telephone lines donot extend to the bookmobile, so callsneed to be directed to the DeFuniak Springs library at 892-3624 or the CoastalBranch Library at 267-2809.
The Walton Republican WomenFederated
will be holding their monthly meet-ing on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at11:00 at Carrabba's Italian Grill at Silver SandsMall.. The program will be "A Post ElectionDiscussion" with a number of special speakers.We hope to see you there with questions andopinions. Lunch will be Caesar Salad, Pasta,Bread , Beverage and Dessert at a cost of $18.00 per member and $20.00 for non-members. Res-ervations can be made by calling DianneHightower at 622-1153 or email@example.com before noon on Tuesday the 9th.
Mossy Head Area Seniors
A Senior Fair in Mossy Head just for you!Everyone is invited, but this is especially a greatevent for seniors.Thursday, November 15th from 11 am to 1 pmMossy Head Community Center ------------------------------* - Open Enrollment Information-
Safety from the Walton County Sheriff’s
Office- Insurance Updates & Funeral Home Plan-ning- Life Issues with Covenant Hospice- Walton County Council On Aging- SHINE for Seniors- Joint Center from Sacred Heart- PanCare Low Cost Health & Dental Care- Life Enrichment Senior Center and muchmoreFree lunchFree registrationEasy access near homeFree Information for SeniorsFree Help with Open Enrollment------------------------------If you would like to make a presentation or provide information or services, contact us. Nocost to set up. Please bring a table if possible.All government, Agency and Private Companiesthat proved a service to seniors are invited.These can be anything from health care to per-sonal care, insurance and finance, home and lifesales, end of life issues and more. Contact C.Kevin Chilcutt, 333-1852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP Requested but not required.
Call 333-1852 or 333-0652 or email@example.comSponsored by Victory Lighthouse Assembly of God ChurchC. Kevin Chilcutt, Senior Pastor Niceville, FL-- Nothing says Christmas likeSanta on a Harley. Ok, that's a slight exag-geration. But you can ho-ho-ho withSanta's elves on Harleys, Hondas, Yamahas,BMWs
as the 32ndAnnual Toys 4 Tots Run rumbles acrosssouth Okaloosa County.The run is sponsored each year by theEmerald Coast HOG Chapter #0672 andHeritage Cycles Harley- Davidson.The run, a holiday tradition in Fort WaltonBeach and Niceville, gathers motorcycliststogether for fun, music and food. The runalso collects toys and gift cards for the Emer-ald Coast Children's Advocacy Center's heal-ing child abuse victims and abandoned kidsliving at the Children in CrisisChildren's Neighborhood.The run begins in Fort Walton Beach withregistration starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Sam'sClub parking lot on Beal Parkway, next toWalmart.All motorcycles are welcome. Entry fee is$10 per participant and a new toy or giftcard. Many bikers stop in Sam's Club or Walmart to pick out their registration toy or gift card-including many bicycles and hel-mets.The bike parade starts at 11 a.m.Riders will head south on Beal and hang aleft at Yacht Club Drive NE. At the intersec-tion of Yacht Club and Eglin Parkway, riderswill turn left and head north on Eglin,through Shalimar and up State Road 85(Eglin Parkway NE). Then riders turn left onWolverine Ave/College Boulevard to theMullet Festival site close to Northwest Flor-ida State College's Niceville campus.The long line of motorcycles passing is animpressive sight, so if you'd like to watch,get yourself a front row seat along one of those roads by 11 a.m. At the festival sitethey'll have live music, food, door prizes, asilent auction, best decorated bike awardsand adult and children's motorcycle contests.
Santa Patrol applications due November 24th
It's that time of year again! The Walton County Sheriff's Office (WCSO)is beginning to prepare for the holiday season. Santa Patrol, a program inwhich the community donates toys and money for the purchasing of giftsfor local needy children, is in its 15th season and going strong. Thoseinterested in applying for this service will need to arrive on November 24, 2012 at the DeFuniak Springs Civic Center between the hours of 9a.m. to 12 p.m. Applications will be given out on a first come first serve basis. All applicants will be checked for duplication services with other organizations out of fairness to others who are not already receiving as-sistance. There will be limited child care provided on site.There will be no applications distributed at the Walton County Sheriff'sOffice. Applications must be filled out on the date and location listedabove. Sgt. Danny Garner, who is overseeing the program this year, saysthat they are accepting new/unopened toys for stockings for donations, aswell as money. Checks will be accepted and should be made out to Wal-Mart and "Santa Patrol" written in the note at the bottom of the check."This is a chance for the public to make a Walton County child's Christ-mas a little brighter. The generosity and kindness of those who donatenever ceases to amaze me.To see the look on a family's face knowing that they won't have to gowithout is the greatest gift of all."If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause, contact Sgt. DannyGarner at (850) 892-8186.
Man Found Hiding In Truck
A search for a man who ran while deputies were investigating a
“suspicious activity” call ended when two Laurel Hill residents located
him hiding inside their pickup truck and held him at gunpoint until depu-ties arrived.Sgt. Mark Raiche was responding to the call on West Plympton Roadaround 2:15 Tuesday afternoon when he saw a man later identified as 31-year-old Jacy Dane McCuiston. While trying to make contact withMcCuiston about his presence outside the home, McCuiston gave a fakename, and took off running. Deputies learned McCuiston had outstandingfelony warrants for burglary, grand theft, and grand theft of a firearm.An extensive search was conducted that included the use of tracking dogs
from Okaloosa Correctional Institution. However around 9 o’clock p.m.,
deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person on Harper Road inLaurel Hill. A homeowner says she was aware there was a fugitive atlarge in the area. She went out to check on her vehicles and saw a maninside her truck. She and her husband retrieved guns and when the mangot out of the truck and came towards them, ordered him to stop. He wasarrested for several violations and taken to jail.