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July 26, 2012

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Inside this Edition: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WALTON COUNTYMOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS ADVISORY - Numbers serve as important reminder for Florida residents and visitors to take proactive measures against mosquitoes….…..

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Continued expansion of the Walton County Youth Recreation Soccer program.
Over the past five years, Walton County's Youth Recreation Soccer …..…….

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DFS Workshop Looks At Budget The City of DeFuniak Springs
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hello. I hope this finds you all doing well. Remember to avoid over heating drink plenty of water. I was doing some research and came across planet X. A website filled with information of ‘what’s taking place’. Now I am no UFO chaser nor do I scare from ghosts or whatever phenom. Point being that there have been predictions from the ancient times that are right one the money. Does it interest you to know what they say will take place by this year’s end? I do not write this to make you panic. I find it interesting with a twinge of nervousness. Presently, planet Earth is a real hotbed/battleground of political, religious, financial, environmental issues threatening to tear apart the fragile structure of our present-day 21 st century civilization. So let’s begin with the future as we see it developing on planet Earth’s 2009/2012 event horizon. Hopefully, we’ll view the future together with a more positive, no nonsense, let’s-face-it attitude. Earth’s calendar date in summer/fall 2007 will find our fragile blue world in dire crisis. Consider the facts of overpopulation, global warming, a badly depleted ozone layer, rain forest devastation, uncontrollable wildfires and hurricanes, typhoons, storms, tornadoes bringing global flooding, tsunamis and droughts. Arctic-Antarctic meltdowns, mass extinctions of multiple plant and wildlife species, widespread famines, deadly disease outbreaks of animal and human origins—all of which are collectively taking a heavy toll on human, plant and animal life—not to mention billions upon billions of dollars in global property damage, lost wages, the economy and major consumer disruptions to the everyday needs of its citizens. Mother Nature takes no prisoners—gives no quarter—and she remains uncontrollable. Are all the stories about UFOs and ETs associated with the return of ‘X’ true? And could the modern-day mythos surrounding the subject of UFOs, ET’s, crashed flying saucers, human contactees/abductees, cattle mutilations, the wheat crop circle phenomenon, the Grays, U.S. astronaut encounters with UFOs on the moon, and those constant nagging rumors that many of the world’s major governments are deliberately hiding, or at best covering up the truth about today’s UFO/ET phenomenology—giving rise to further speculation that quite possibly the Biblical Nefilim (those ETs often associated with the subject of X’s return)—may already be back on Earth a wee bit early perhaps—but back here nevertheless—and with a bold new ‘game plan’ for helping us out (via the Rapture scenario) when Revelation’s Wormwood returns again? YES!! We truly believe so!! And we also believe that as 2009 and 2012 soon approaches—we will begin seeing an ever-increasing number of verifiable, documented UFO sightings occurring and developing on a massive global scale. Expect the phenomenon to intensify explode! The governments of all over the world have recently disclosed secret documents about UFO’s and their findings. I think 1 general documented over 37 species. He commented, they look a lot like us. That was said over 50 yrs. ago. Read the details as they release them. Not only is there contact knowledge with ET’s but they seem to know more of us than we do of them. Several articles I read also mentioned of how to be prepared in the case of a food shortage, which products are the best to buy now so to have at least a months supply of food. It too, was quite interesting. As a kid I always heard to live each day as if it’s your last. Time will tell for the predictions have all been made. Have a great week!

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WALTON COUNTY- MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS ADVISORY - Numbers serve as important reminder for Florida residents and visitors to take proactive measures against mosquitoes WALTON COUNTY - This is to advise that there has been increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Walton County. Several sentinel chickens have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Walton County Health Department reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that may cause encephalitis disease. Walton County Mosquito Control, South Walton Mosquito Control and the health department continue surveillance and prevention efforts and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by following the department of health recommendations. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember to 'DRAIN AND COVER.' DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying: Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. COVER skin with clothing or repellent: CLOTHING: Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. REPELLENT: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house: Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and patios. Tips on Repellent Use Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is ageappropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of 3 years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months old. Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child's skin and clothing. If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturer's directions. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine Encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, and dengue. Resident of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web site at http://www.myfwc.com/bird/. For more information, visit DOH's Environmental Public Health web site at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/ medicine/arboviral/index.html or call the Walton County Health Department at 850-892 -8021.

School District Grades

Like the students they serve, the schools and the school districts also get a grade. This year saw a number of drops, but the state says this is expected as the grades are based on new higher standards, so it is not exactly apples to apples. We recently reported on the elementary and middle school grades, here is a look at four area districts. Holmes County and Washington County both dropped from a B to a C. Okaloosa stayed at an A and Walton dropped from an A to a B. This is the first time in a number of years Walton did not make an A, but it does not necessarily mean the district dropped in performance over last year. The state Department of Education explains, as Florida moves to FCAT 2.0 and eventually to a system that allows Florida to get reports equal to other states, the vigor has increased. This means the requirements for study have increased and to make the same grade takes more work. The state says whenever a move to increased vigor happens, the scores reflect a drop, but as the students step up to the challenge they also step up to the higher grade at a higher level of learning. Walton Superintendent of Schools Carlene Anderson explains the comparison to last year’s grade is not accurate as the district is now under FCAT 2.0. She says as the students work moves from peak to peak, the height of their learning has not gone down, rather the requirements to achieve the grade has gone up. An example would be a student taking a regular class versus an honors class. A student might make an A in a regular class, but only a B in an honors class. Since the class is an honors class, it is known that the B is actually as good or better than an A in the regular class. However the scoring stays the same. As the student works to reach the A in the higher rigor honors class, he or she also is recognized to be making an A in a tougher class. The state feels this is the case with the drop in school grades.

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Lately, I noticed an increase of patients telling me what they read online when it comes to their illness. It almost makes me think that you can lead yourself to believe you have a symptom of based from what is put online. I’d like to address this more. The proliferation of web diagnosis sites like WebMD and MedicineNet are both a blessing and a curse for those seeking a diagnosis. On the positive side, information about the symptoms of various diseases and their potential treatment options is now easier and less expensive to find. However, web diagnosis sites have a number of drawbacks as well.


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What can web diagnosis sites do?
WebMD, one of the most popular web diagnosis sites, certainly has a wealth of information about any disease, condition or symptom you have. You can look up lists of symptoms, find out how an illness is diagnosed, learn about home and medical treatment options and find out who is most likely to be at risk for a particular illness. If you are unable to see a doctor and would like as much information as possible about what is troubling you or a loved one, WebMD or any other diagnosis site is certainly informative.

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Are web diagnosis sites reliable?
Although web diagnosis sites are convenient, they are not replacements for physician visits. Since many symptoms of various illness overlap, it is easy to confuse one condition for another, potentially preventing you from getting the proper care you need. In addition, psychiatrists have found that web diagnosis sites may exacerbate hypochondria, as they provide more information than is necessary for a proper diagnosis. Web diagnosis sites are helpful, but make sure to use the information cautiously. If you are a concerned about certain symptoms, it is always a good idea to check with a physician.

Everyone has sort of backed off about Freeport Fire Department. We haven't been in the news every day for a while now. The Department is doing fine under the Sheriff Department's volunteer management. I did not see Walton County Fire Fighters at the last council meeting; I was anxious to hear them tell the City Council how to run this government. But all in all, it did help the Daily News sell a bunch of newspapers, so it helped somebody. We have had some rain lately and the grass is growing. It's been hard to keep it cut the way we would like it, but we are trying. We have a new business coming to the Industrial Park this year. They are supposed to break ground and build shortly. This should employ some people. The EDA is interviewing another company this week and showing property. Hopefully, they will pick our area, but anywhere in Walton County would help. The EDA is working to get employment in this county. This is a joint effort of all three cities and Walton County working together. Some things that are going on now: The City is bidding for the construction of two new ball-fields at the Regional Park. Power bills at the Regional Park are coming down with the solar panels and meter splits that were installed last year; this should help out a lot. The City Council meets the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday....come join us. Mayor Marse

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Heat Safety
As reported by WZEP AM1460 With the recent report of local resident Luther Ates passing after a heat related problem, we asked the Florida Department of Health for some reminders about heat safety. The Departments says, as Floridians, we may be biased when we say that Florida is the hottest place to live, work and play! The Center for Disease Control says the best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: - Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. - Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps. - Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. - Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. - Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. - NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle. - Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on: - Infants and young children - People aged 65 or older - People who have a mental illness - Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure - Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.

After discussions with a large number of Walton County citizens, I believe the following issues are of most concern; The public has no confidence in our county government. We need to restore confidence by strictly adhering to the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law with completely open and transparent governance. *Our citizens do not feel that their commissioners listen or respond to their concerns and opinions. We need to foster better communications and feedback between our government and the citizens. This means we work together as one county and not as North or South Walton. * I heard a lot of complaints about inconsistencies in dealing with development requests. This is unacceptable and should be easily corrected. * Many feel that our Scenic Corridor rules are ambiguous and inconsistently enforced. Similar concerns about Code Enforcement and Zoning. There needs to be a thorough review and clarification. * We need to entice more businesses and industry to our county to lessen the impact of a downturn in tourism. * We need to run the county as a business rather than an entity that can agree to spend money it doesn't have by simply increasing or imposing a new tax. I'd rather look at ways to cut spending. * We need to evaluate and redefine the role of our TDC. At the same time, we should not overreact because of the outrageous actions of the Okaloosa County TDC.

And if you must be out in the heat:
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. - Cut down on exercise. If you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage. Remember the warning in the first “tip” (above), too. - Try to rest often in shady areas. - Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Obituary for Joan D. Pearce
Mrs. Joan D. Pearce, age 77, of Miramar Beach, Florida passed away at home July 3, 2012. She was born June 7, 1935 in Clarence, Pennsylvania to William and Evelyn Hoover Dudish. Mrs. Pearce was a resident of Miramar Beach, Florida; she was originally from Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania. She was Christian by faith and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid golfer and a very talented cook, seamstress and decorator. Her memory will always be cherished as her light will shine forever in the hearts of her family and friends. Mrs. Pearce is preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband of 57 years, Richard P. Pearce. Mrs. Pearce is survived by one son, Rich Pearce and wife Christy of Miramar Beach, Florida; two daughters, Dorrie Taber of Miramar Beach, Florida; Leslie Fletcher and husband Tim of Paw Paw, Michigan; one brother, William Dudish and wife Betty; one sister, Dorothy Morgan and husband William all of Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Jason Pearce and wife Ruth, Eric Pearce, Amanda Smith and husband Nick, Tim Fletcher and 4 great-grandchildren, Cyrus, Grace, McKenna and Jackson. Memorial services will held 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home; 150 East Highway 20; Freeport, Florida 32439; with Pastors Tom Hamon and Jane Hamon officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted or donations may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice at 131 East Redstone Avenue, Suite 110, Crestview, Florida 32539. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Award-winning artist Allison Wickey has created a series of new shirt designs showcasing iconic imagery from Florida's Scenic Highway 30A. The designs will be featured exclusively in A.Wickey StudioGallery, in various official 30A® retail locations and on the new 30Agear.com Allison's paintings are distinctly 30A," said Mike Ragsdale of 30A.com "The colors, textures and imagery are all authentic and locally inspired." Honored as Walton County's 2011 Artist of the Year, Allison Wickey is the owner of A.Wickey StudioGallery in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Prior to moving to Scenic Highway 30A in 2007, Wickey was a muralist and faux finish painter in St. Louis for seven years. Dear Aunt Ruby, I just moved here and noticed my cat acting different. Being now he’s an outside cat and wasn’t before. Could it be something to take action on? What’s your take?

Our pets are like family members who can help us psychologically and physically, acBy M. Vreeland cording to research. Pet owners have enhanced self-esteem, exercise more and are less lonely. That’s why keeping our pets Everyone could use a little more happiness in their life, and being the bearer of healthy are essential to keeping us healthy that happiness appears to be the ongoing and happy, too. Cat-proofing your home can be a challenge, mission of this very special dog. A beautiful Boston Terrier mix with a face especially when frisky felines get access to every nook and cranny of the house. Start by that is sure to make you smile, Olina is limiting access to stringy items such as denone loving and oh-so loveable pup. tal floss, shoelaces or yarn that can get Loaded with character, Olina always caught in a cat’s intestinal system. It also presents herself front and center during pays to remove toxic items from your home, playtime with the other dogs her size, and is also anxious to show off her skills particularly plants. Lilies (Lilium sp.): Easter lilies, stargazers and Oriental varieties on a leash. She is filled with a zest for can cause vomiting, severe kidney failure life, and is eager to spread that sense of and death. If your cat ingests any part of a "The Manifest" joy to as many others as she possibly plant from the Lilium family, call your vetWickey's first 30A shirt designs, enti- can. In the process, Olina hopes to find tled The Manifest and Nelly preher special someone and a forever home. erinarian immediately. Daylilies (Hemerocallis): True to the name, miered today on 30Agear.com, with If you feel Olina could be the canine these lovely plants bloom for only one day. plans to introduce new designs companion of your dreams, come to While daylilies differ from members of the throughout the year. Alaqua Animal Refuge and meet her. Lilium family, they still pose a health risk. "I normally work with Venetian plas- Just making her acquaintance could Ingesting any part of the plant can cause really make your day. ter on wooden frames, so this has kidney failure. been a very fun creative process for Insoluble calcium oxalate plants: Needleme," said Wickey. "It's exciting to "Northwest Florida's Premier Animal like calcium oxalate crystals dig into a cat’s think that my art can now reach a Sanctuary and Adoption Center" tongue and gums, causing drooling, swelling whole new audience through 30A." and vomiting. Unfortunately, a large group Ragsdale said that even though Alaqua Animal Refuge is a non-profit, of hardy plants contains these crystals. 30Agear.com just launched two no-kill shelter, located at 914 Whitfield Avoid dieffenbachia, devil’s ivy months ago, online sales have greatly Road, Freeport. We welcome you to (Epipremnum aureum), philodenexceeded all expectations. visit all the adoptable animals at our drons, peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) and calla "There's a huge appetite out there for beautiful ten acre sanctuary any Tuesday lilies (Zantedeschia). all things 30A," said Ragsdale. "We through Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 Sago palm: This striking, cold-hardy plant ship orders every day to people P.M. For more information you can call features long feathery leaves that contain a across the nation, as far away as Ha- us at 850-880-6399 or check out our toxin called cycasin, which causes liver waii and Alaska website at www.aarflorida.com. damage. We are proud to show Allison's exCorn plants contain toxic compounds called traordinary talents to hundreds of saponins that can cause dilated pupils, excesthousands of 30A fans around the sive salivation and vomiting. world."


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‘Happenings’ in DeFuniak Springs
Synchronicity by Allison Van Blaricum
Your mind is the magic of wishes. Have you
ever wished for something and later it became true? Many call it a coincidence, intuition, but others Know it is a grander synchronicity. A future we can foresee, expect and influence if you look and listen. Signs appear to answer your wish or intention. Days take on a new hue. A close friend once wished for a peacock feather and minutes later found one. THE SYNCHRONICITY THEORY:

DFS Police Give Identity theft and Domestic Violence Presentation
Anyone can become a victim and you need to learn the warning signs. Members from the DeFuniak Springs Police presented two presentations at Woodridge Apartments concerning Domestic Violence and Identity Theft. The police say the presentations to the residents showed that hearing real life experiences and education could be the key to their own safety and helped them realize no one is exempted from these types of crimes. With audience participation, several educational examples were given to help the attendees recognize the warning signs and how to reduce the chances of being a victim identity theft or domestic violence. The DeFuniak Springs Police say they want to thank the citizens of Woodridge for the invitation to come and educate them on these types of incidents. Chief Mark A. Weeks says the department is devoted to providing services to all citizens and groups in DeFuniak Springs.

DFS Budget Workshop Looks At Utility Savings
As reported by WZEP AM1460

Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, studied meaningful coincidences. He believed “there is a unity of casually unrelated events”. He called this special natural phenomenon Synchronicity. Many famous scientists have studied this. These shifts occur with significant intentions for change.

Nothing is coincidence, it only seems so. The often
subtle reminders happen in mysterious ways. Perhaps it is a whisper inside your head, urging you to visit a place you have never been, but every time you pass it something pulls at you, trying to draw you in. Maybe three times in one day people mention this place, even though it never happened before you thought of going there. Then when you go, something magical or life changing happens.


one day , as you are driving and decide to

turn right instead of your usual left and run in to an old dear friend you had been thinking about for days as you both walk into a café’ that neither one of you has gone to before at exactly 10:07 Sunday morning.

More often than not, you will see the signs in a time
of desperation that your intent is heard by the universe. Think about the coincidences in your life, names birthdays, astrological signs of family and friends. For me numbers and street names, like 7,0,1,’s and tree references, Hilllview Terrace, Raintree and Oaklawn for example.

Letter to the Editor…..LuAnn Evans had sent in a to the right person at the right time has request to have our parent renewal of their vows changed many a life. The “random stranger” encoun- listed in your paper and she has asked me to send you ters that have just the information, book, money you their picture I am sending you. This was dad final needed, at that precise moment in time. You need to request before he went and by what hospice is telling go the store one day but only have $15.32 and all the us it won't be much longer now! It is actually a very way there ,you’re saying to the universe, or God, please touching story! They have been married for 52 years let me have enough money, and your total bill comes to only it had never been blessed in the eyes of the the exact amount, Best to think of abundance. Catholic Church, dad is Catholic mom isn't. THE TREE OF WISHES: Dad went to the priest in his final days and arranged it egend has it the when we reach out of our minds so that the priest came to their house and renewed their vows in their front yard by the Jesus that my and into the universe, we inhabit The Land of Dreams, Grandmother built with her own hands and the Jesus we touch the flowers in the Garden of our Mind, and if you break off a flower from The Tree of Wishes, it will and their marriage was Blessed by Father Thomas! It was a wonderful day! Their original wedding day was answer for you, one question. September 9th 1958 the Renewal was When a Gypsy mixes a magic love spell or a Shaman Casts his Lot of Stones, they are making a suggestion June 29th 2012 Thomas Dale Kline and Pauline Kay with willful intent, knowing they will receive a response. Kline. Tom was also known to some as Capt. But We all share in what Jung called the “Collective Con- both were better known to most as Nana and Papa! sciousness”. Listen to its voice, see the magic of syn- Their children are LuAnn Evans, Robin Farrington and husband Rick Farrington, Tommy Joe Kline and chronicity. wife Joann Kline, Greg Kline and wife Teina Kline and Colleen Sconiers. They have numerous Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren!



The contracted company that takes care of the city’s water and wastewater made an offer to save the city, though they would get a slight raise. Brent Stafford with CH2MHILLOMI presented a proposal for DeFuniak Springs and its residents. As the City Council met in workshop session to discuss the budget, they heard a proposal that included an investment that could be a continued savings. The Council was told the EPA mandated fees and other costs means they company needs to have an increase. The contract allows for an annual increase. However, after the Council asked them last year for help, the company returned with a proposed increase that is 3.75% less than the automatic one of over 4%. They also offered to make a $30k investment for a Watt Mizer, a device that has shown to provide a savings for neighboring Crestview. CH2MHILL will invest and install the capacitor device on wells, blowers and lift stations for savings that could be $10,000 or more a year. After the three year pay-off the devices would continue to save the city. The capacitors are used on large motors that start and stop frequently. They have been used by the military since the 50’s. CH2MHILL asked for an contract renewal this year for the contract that is supposed to be renewed next year. They asked for a 6-year renewal in exchange for the equipment upgrade. The Council was reminded the company have upgraded software, sponsors the annual League of Cities meeting, have gone to manual cleaning of lift stations from grease, have added a chlorine tank cover and have worked on local projects. These all provide a savings to the city. Council member Ron Kelley said he likes the idea of long term planning and agrees with the proposal. Kelly says it starts the city on a path to savings. Project Manager Jane Swift works with Jason O’Daniels on sustainability. They are looking at using natural gas. She says the city has been chosen to participate on a project with sustainability. Swift says DeFuniak Springs and a city in Georgia have been chosen. Her vision is for DeFuniak Springs to be the example for this area. When asked about why this wasn't done in the past, the answer was there was not a great need to save electricity but now there is. The budget request is for renewal of the contract now instead of next year. In exchange they will make the $30,000 investment that could save the city and its residents. Council member Wayne Graham said he supports the request and to place it in the budget. Graham asked about savings of power from the equipment. It was agreed this could be placed into the contract in the future. The council took no action since this was a workshop, but agreed to have staff place it in the budget for a later vote. The Council also looked at the nonprofit organization requests. Council member Mac Work said he thinks all organizational requests should be cut this year. The organizational requests actually went up this year and Work said they do not need to go up, they need to go down. He recommended they go to last year’s amounts and then cut 5 percent. The council agreed to the recommendation. No vote was taken in the workshop, but a vote will come up at a later Council Meeting.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Obituary for Willie Joe Davis
Mr. Joe Davis, age 67, of Freeport passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012. He was born March 25, 1945 in Lockhart, Alabama to Willie and Kathleen Martin Davis. Mr. Davis was a resident of Freeport. He was Pentecostal by faith and a member of the Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of Pensacola. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces serving his country in the United States Army. He worked in maintenance at One Seagrove Place for several years. He enjoyed fishing, and watching television. He also enjoyed his pit bulldog ‘Blue’. Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his parents, one sister Sara Ann Ficklin and two brothers Willie Don Davis and Larry Davis. Mr. Davis is survived by his loving wife Shirley Mann of Freeport; one daughter Jodi Ann Davis of Pensacola; one brother Willie Royce Davis and wife Betty of Birmingham, Alabama and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers family request donations may be made to the Fallen Veterans Memorial in Freeport at P.O. Box 747, Freeport, Florida 32439. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Red Cross events
Friday, July 27, Volunteer Cook-out,Noon-2pm. Chapter Headquarters. Our monthly cook-out will include an appreciation for all our Summer Youth Hospital volunteers. Lunch is on us, so come out, grab a burger and meet other volunteers!

Continued expansion of the Martha Miller Elected as Chair of Walton County Youth the Workforce Development Board
Recreation Soccer program.
– Martha Miller, Okaloosa County President and Senior Retail Executive with Coastal Bank and Trust has been elected as Chair of the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties for Program Year 2012-2013. An active member of the Workforce Development Board for the past ten years, Ms. Miller has strong community ties and is a well-respected local leader. She is currently the United Way of Okaloosa Walton 2012 Campaign Chair. Ms. Miller has also served as the past President of the Niceville/ Valparaiso/Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Board for the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. She was also named as an Honorary Commander of the 33rd Squadron, an F-15 unit. Other members of the Workforce Development Board elected to serve on the 2012-2013 Executive Committee are: Vice-Chair -Dwight Howard, J&P Khamken Industries; Secretary – Earnestine Carswell, Phoenix Rehabilitation Consulting Services; Treasurer- Lane Rees, Human Resource Solutions; Okaloosa County Member at Large – Dr. Jack Azzaretto, University of West Florida; Walton County Member at Large – Kelli Jo Kilberg, Walton County Area Chamber of Commerce; and Past Chair – Dr. David Miller, David O. Miller and Associates. Workforce Board members are nominated by business organizations such as Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations and appointed by the Boards of County Commissioners of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The business-led governing board consists of a majority of business owners and CEO’s and includes other community and civic leaders from education, state agencies, organized labor, and local governments of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The Workforce Development Board provides oversight, guidance and direction of the full menu of JobsPlus workforce development services throughout the two-county region. The role of the Workforce Board is to provide the framework for workforce preparation and employment systems designed to meet the needs of the businesses and job seekers of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. About JobsPlus - The JobsPlus mission is to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity and skills necessary to engage in meaningful employment throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties, and that every business has access to educated, trained, and prepared employees that meet their needs.

Over the past five years, Walton County's Youth Recreation Soccer programs continue to expand throughout the county. According to Walton County Recreation Director Shane Supple, "The program has grown from 25-30 teams North Saturday, July 28, Shelter of Bay to around 80-100 teams countyOps/Simulation, Baylen St. wide. We are looking at around 800 kids Headquarters 8:00am. We are participating this fall alone." always looking for shelter Walton County recreation soccer games workers. This six hour class and practices are held throughout the will prepare you to take counties facilities that include Helen on that role. There will be a McCall Park, Freeport Regional Sports morning class room session Complex, Wee Care Park and Paxton detailing how to set up Athletic Fields. and operate a shelter. The In order to allow the program to grow afternoon session will be a at such a rapid pace, the Walton Recreashelter simulation allowing tion Department has received many instudents to use the knowledge quiries from businesses wanting information on how they can help. In regained in the morning class. sponse to the inquiries, the department Open to current and new volunteers. Please RSVP has set up a sponsorship program for to john.murray@redcross.org businesses interested in helping while providing them with a family friendly [mailto:john.murray@redcros sponsorship opportunity. Businesses can s.org] sponsor one team for $100 or multiple teams for an additional $75 per team. The sponsorship of the team will provide for jerseys for the team and will include the business name and logo on each jersey. In addition to business jersey sponsorship, the department conducts a cleat drive to help people acquire cleats who can't afford them. Individuals who would like to donate cleats can purchase new pairs of cleats or donate used pairs that they are not using. This seasons schedule will begin on October 1st and will run on Saturdays until Nov 10th. Any businesses or individuals who would be interested in receiving more information on sponsorship or cleat donation opportunities can contact either Shane Supple or Ashley Brown at the Walton Recreation Department at 850892-8700 or by email at broashley@co.walton.fl.us<mailto:broashley@ co.walton.fl.us>

August blood drives in Destin area and Walton County. Friday 3rd- Starbucks Destin Commons – 2 pm to 6 pm Wednesday 8th – Crystal Bay – 2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Miramar Beach – 12 pm to 3 pm Saturday 11th – Wal-Mart DeFuniak Springs – 12 pm to 6 pm – Free gift card for all donors Monday 20th – The Village of Baytowne Wharf – 9100 Baytowne Blvd., Miramar Beach – 11 am to 2 pm

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by James Rollins

By River Stewart

The 14 day Overview

Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18 Pisces 2/19 – 3/20 Aries 3/21 – 4/19 Taurus 4/20 – 5/20 Gemini 5/21 – 6/21 Cancer 6/22 – 7/22 Leo 7/23 – 8/22 Virgo 8/23 – 9/22

It's been a long time since you've been to the moon, and the change of scenery is more than welcome. Tuesday is a great day, too -- spent building and then tromping through sandcastles of moon dust -- but on Wednesday and Thursday your responsibilities take priority. Try to get exercise while getting things done (if you have to run an errand, walk instead of drive). You'll be able to devote yourself to this romance. It's understandable if you're feeling overwhelmed at the outset of the week. If you don't feel like doing much, don't do much. Put on some music and busy yourself with tasks around the house. Doing dishes can be therapeutic. Vacuuming can be fun. On Wednesday and Thursday your fun comes in the form of something a lot more exciting than dishes and vacuuming -- put simply, love is in the air. You come to a clearing at the beginning of the week, some deer dance by, you can see for miles. With heightened clarity about where you're going comes heightened articulateness: The right words roll off your tongue without much effort. Wednesday and Thursday are no time for hesitating. If you pursue your goals with energy, you'll be able to bring your wildest dreams to fruition. You are human, so you can't do everything or be all things to all people. But what might be difficult for you may well be a snap for one of your friends. Or maybe they know someone who knows someone. Let the natural talents of the people around you guide your next move. A dinner party on Wednesday or Thursday could double as a strategy meeting. Have it at your house, where your energy is high. Flirtation figures strongly Tuesday as well. Your way of relating to people you've just met is flirtatious, and you're meeting a lot of people these days, therefore the distinction between friends and love interests is a bit blurry. Nevertheless, Wednesday and Thursday return you to purely practical, non-social matters. Friday you enter the social realm again. The best solution on Monday might be the one that seems the most far-fetched. You have a knack for innovation these days. Trust your instincts, even if your ideas raise eyebrows. Raise the roof! Be weird! Wednesday and Thursday are explosive days -- the energy in the air is almost visible -- and they present plenty of opportunities, both social and professional. Your friends are a good influence on you on Monday and Tuesday. They act as a springboard for your ideas, and they have some solid ideas of their own. Plus, they don't mind when you launch into one of your crazy lectures about frogs or baking or the nature of love. You're unique, that's for sure. Wednesday and Thursday find you grounded, modest and deeply content. Try to develop deep connections on Monday and Tuesday. The week has the potential to be either great or a drag, and what happens early on will determine how things pan out. Relationships are important, as are details. You are a brilliant communicator when you put your mind to it. So, put your mind to it! Wednesday and Thursday you get your energy from other people. You're not in the mood for anything superficial on Monday. What you need is an intellectual conversation. Find someone you like talking to -- someone smarter than you -- and let yourselves go. Wednesday and Thursday, you're more interested in getting things done than in dwelling on emotions, but that's not to say you should ignore the peripheral beauty that surrounds you -- it can be inspiring. A detail that seems minor on Monday could snowball into something huge. It could mean the difference between success and failure. If someone else's money is involved in this venture, take particular care. Managing your own losses is far easier than being responsible for someone else's. Then again, Wednesday and Thursday you're likely going to get whatever it is you want. You have worked hard enough lately. Put the engine in neutral and let yourself coast at the beginning of the week. Ambition is healthy but it's also exhausting, and there are a lot of people who'd love a slice of your attention. Wednesday and Thursday you feel an almost spiritual connection to your friends. Your energies are slightly mismatched, but the contrasts (plus intense mutual love) yield fascinating interactions. Spend some time early this week dealing with future plans -- you may need to adjust them somewhat or expand them to include others who want to join in. Your good mental energy should help you make the most of it. Work issues are at the forefront of your life on Wednesday and Thursday, possibly extending to Friday, but you should be able to shake free of them by the time the weekend rolls around.

This is a novel where, in a paramount melding of historic and modern occurrences characteristic of Rollins, Neo-Nazi charlatans battle for control over the very evolution of mankind. Determined to make the perfect race in the continuation of the 1930-‘40s Nazi regime, a made scientist experiments with nature to make ultimate killing machines. Regardless of all of nature’s laws that are being broken, he and his follower are singleminded in their pursuit of the supreme human being. From the bone-chilling mountains of the Himalayas to the sweltering heat of the African Savannah, this book will command your attention.

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
This book is undoubtedly one of the best ghost stories that you will ever read. Old, forgotten wounds are reopened when Halcyon Crane receives a mysterious letter in the mail. This letter, once opened, starts a chain of events that both bless Halcyon and haunt her. A conspiracy against her father causes Halcyon and her father to leave their beloved family home where Halcyon’s ancestors have lived all their lives. Years later, Halcyon returns to find some wounds do not heal as quickly as hoped. The story of Halcyon’s life, as related to her by a woman of questionable intent, will bring you back in again and again starving for the tale of her life and ancestors. This is a perfect read for those dark, stormy nights when you are all alone.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Regrettably, I could not finish even the first paragraph of this book. The part I did read was so baffling I, sadly, gave up. Filled to the brim with the Indian language, I highly doubt anyone whose first language isn’t that of India could finish this book. If you see this book anywhere, do not pick it up. The language and the syntax are both equally confusing.

Libra 9/23 – 10/22 Scorpio 10/23 –11/21

Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/2 Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19

101 People You Won’t Meet in Heaven by Michael Powell
The twisted achievements of the most brutal and sadistic individuals the world has ever known. This book is a reference book about some of the worst dictators and serial killers in the history of the world. It is the worst of the worst, or the best of the best, depending on who you ask.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Erica's Movie Reel"

The next meeting of the Walton County Tea Party Patriots will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Life Enrichment Senior Center on College Avenue in DeFuniak Springs.

DFS Workshop Looks At Budget

If you have ever watched the television show, Family Guy, then you know what to expect from Ted. If you are a fan of Family Guy, American Dad, and other shows from Seth Farland, then you will love this movie. Ted is a film about a little boy who gets a teddy bear for Christmas and develops a friendship that can only be held between a boy and his bear. The boy makes a wish that his teddy bear could talk back to him and magically the next morning he awakes to a talking, real life teddy bear. The living teddy bear, named Ted, becomes famous for being exactly what he is, but even through all the television talk shows and fame, Ted maintains his friendship with the boy. The two grow up together and when the boy (played by Mark Wahlberg) falls in love (Mila Kunis) he is forced to choose between growing up and starting a family, or staying with Ted, who is just holding him back. This movie was dirty, gross, and filled with profanity, drug use, and tons of hilarity. However, it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated, and it was even funnier than I thought it would be. This film is not intended for children, and as always, screen the movie for yourself before letting your child see this film.

If you have any comments or recommendations, email me at: beckerica2@gmail.com

See You All At The Movies!!!

The City of DeFuniak Springs will likely raise the millage back to 4.5 mills. This is the rate it has been at for many years before a drop to 4 mills last year. City Finance Director John McQue worked up a millage rate A Candidates’ Forum will be held at this session at 4 mills and 4.5 mills. The difference is about 11,000 and all candidates for elective office in Walton dollars. Of the city’s over $20 million budget, less than a County and on the state level are encouraged to million is usually from the property taxes. come out and participate. City Manager Sara Bowers said they can set a tentaEach candidate will be given a time to speak. In tive millage now and it can be changed later. Bowers addition, questions for each candidate will be said a recommendation is to go back to 4.5 mills as it presented on behalf of the audience. always has been. She reports the city’s taxable value Candidates who have not been contacted but who actually decreased by about 1.31 percent. The rollback wish to attend should contact Mary Brown at 850rate is just over the current 520-4229. millage rate of 4 percent. If the city goes to 4.5 mills it Walton County Tea Party Patriots is comprised of will be ordinary citizens who believe that our participaconsidered a tax increase as far as the legal publication tion in the governmental process can and does in the paper. The Council agreed they should go back to make a difference. The group supports smaller 4.5 mills and that they won't consider 4 mills anymore. government, less taxation, limited governmental Again 4.5 mills is what city has had over the years. spending and strong enforcement of the principles of the U.S. Constitution. The City Manager Sara Bowers said they are seeing a little bit of rebound as far as sales tax. She noted there is The meeting is free and open to the public. For an automatic utility rate increase in October of 4 percent additional information, please visit our website at for water and sewer and 3 percent for gas. They had no www.waltoncountypatriots.tcoinc.com. or contact increase last year. Bowers says the automatic increases Mary Brown at 850-520-4229. have helped utilities keep up. Bowers said they are looking at new electrical connecWalton County Coastal Branch Library tions for the Lakeyard. Some need upgrading of the the electrical connections and they need new connections. Youth Program scheduled Wednesday, She said the funds for this will come from Christmas July 25th welcomes Wellness Life Coach Terry Ingraham at 12:30 p.m. Terry is passionate with her Reflections. The city might have to loan Christmas Recommitment as a Wellness Life Coach making full flections the money. Christmas Reflections is actually part of the city. use of her extensive experience in healthcare marBowers talked about a sprinkler system in the median. keting, mind/body/spirit fitness, nutrition, writing Council member Ron Kelley said that its way down on and public speaking. the bottom of his list of priorities. Bowers talked about the State of Florida providing meTerry championed the American Heart Association's Florida and National Health issues for a dec- dian landscaping, but noted they have to maintain it. The ade as Vice President of Marketing and Public Ad- Council also talked about budgeting for the painting of the caboose. The Council and staff agreed the historic vocacy. Two of the personal priorities she helped caboose is now more of a pink than a red. with were "No Smoking" legislation for public places and healthier school lunches for teens. She The city is looking to use Local Option Gas Tax was then bitten by the "Healing Professional" bug, money to help with road projects including 20th street. and turned her focus from crafting healthcare polCouncil agreed it is in bad shape. Bowers said they have icy to more hands-on help for people of all ages in almost $1.4 million in the Local Option Gas Tax acneed of daily guidance. She customizes fitness and count. The money is dedicated for road projects such as nutritional programs for people on all levels. Her line striping and other improvements. Finance Director focus is on preventative wellness as well as helping John McQue agreed the money is just sitting people who need to heal from their injuries. She is there and it can't be used for general projects it has to be certified as a fitness and rehabilitation coach by the used for the road projects. American Council on Exercise Bowers talked about a new garbage truck that would (ACE) and is a certified yoga and have to compressed natural Gas (CNG) capabilities. She Pilates instructor. Terry teaches said the CNG is more for fleets and this would be the simple, specific ways of recogcity’s first CNG vehicle. They also talked about a renizing and cultivating our own placement of a 1987 pickup truck that is in the shop. The powerful life force, and she ofreplacement would be a fleet service truck with equipfers guidance on how to develop ment. effective community outreach programs for all age groups. For Bowers said these are the highlights and there still are a lot of holes in the budget. She said they will have to more information please call work on this. the meeting was simply the first budget workshop for the city council. Shirles Johnson at the Coastal Library 850-267-2809. 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 WALTON AND DEFUNIAK SPRINGS QUEENS LUNCH WITH DISTRICT 5 COMMISSIONER CECILIA JONES The Walton County and DeFuniak Springs queens lunched at District Five with Commissioner Cecilia Jones during their "South Walton for a Day Tour" on Monday, July 16th. These young queens started their tour in WaterColor with a journey through the beautiful WaterColor Gardens. After lunch, they continued on to visit Crystal Bay Rehab Center where they graciously brought joy to some of the elderly citizens of Walton County. They savored an island dinner at Cheeseburger In Paradise and then completed their day enjoying the children's outdoor play series, Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine by the Seaside Repertory Theater at the Seaside Amphitheater. "It was so good to have these beautiful girls visiting District 5 and each of them represents Walton County and DeFuniak Springs so well," said Jones. "They exhibited inner loveliness as well as natural beauty and it was a privilege to have them grace our office. It is encouraging to see the future of Walton County active and engaged in our community."


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Walton County has recently completed installing a 4-Way stop at the Walton Road/John Baldwin Road Intersection. We would like to make the public aware of the new stop signs in order to ensure the safety of all. This project was performed to address operational, traffic, and safety related issues at the intersection of Walton Road and John Baldwin Road.

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Wedding Bells Will Ring.....
Joshua Lee Albert Pyfrom, son of Earnie & Lynda Pyfrom and Vicki Jean McCormick, daughter of Sean McCormick & Dawn Garth, granddaughter of Jeannie McCormick & the late Tommy McCormick; will join in holy matrimony on August 3, 2012 at sunset on Black Creek at Live Oak Landing, formally known as McDaniel Fish Camp. All family and friends are invited to attend this special occasion. The couple have registered at local Target stores.


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Thursday, July 26, 2012

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