Emerald Star News


Volume: 9

Issue: 20

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October 6, 2016

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What great weather to go see The Walton County Fair. Cotton Candy, Hot Dogs. All from kids
rides, to animals, lots of prizes to be Won! Step right up, all this week and the weekend.
Think first by November 8, before you Vote.
Ask yourself if the one you are voting will be looking out
for your kids and the someday grandchildren. This election
is for a turning the direction of the ship that has lost it’s
course. Hillary=same, getting worse. Trump= turn the
wheel on the system, security of borders, safety in America.
This is more than just another president, for the debt we
owe is incredibly high now. When might those who come to
collect our debt? Will we have a smart ‘deal maker’ when
they come and try to take advantage of the democratic crap?

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The Wolfe’s Den
Hello. I hope this finds each of you doing well. It is
nice to have that little bit of cool nights lately too.
The Fisherman tell me this is the best time to catch
fish, for it’s not too hot to make the beer get warm.
There have been some interesting catches along the Bay. Some of the things I saw I didn’t
know what it was. Especially at night time, some of the creatures I’ve seen makes me
think about what is swimming around here? Be cautious when you do jump in a creek or
nearby river you might NOT be the only one there.
From what I have heard this school year is moving along nicely. Students, focus on what
they teach and challenge the unanswered questions. Try and learn both sides of History for
it may give you an insight of the importance of this upcoming election Nov. 8th.
There is more than just a position needing to filled. This election will dictate whether we
continue down this existing path full of distress and sorrow. The direction of change to
make America great again is steadily improving in numbers every day. To stop having
Govt. control and rule so much into our lives is a good thing.
Bring back God, Pledge of prayer for our country’s Flag. We must stop this replacing
“under God” with “under Allah”. That is not how this country was founded upon with
certain beliefs. Let’s keep God in world every day. Christian nation!
I am surprised that there isn’t more ‘open’ meetings to discuss these candidates in a local
forum. Let’s see if our area is solely for Trump or not. I recently made a request for you
readers to send me something good I can talk or write about Hillary Clinton. Strange, how
after 7 editions, I have yet to receive anything from anyone saying she is better and why?
She has no accountable proven track record except for to continue to Lie and deceive the
US Dept. of Justice by granting immunity. Immunity from what? The FBI says you did
nothing wrong, what are you helping hide? If you are not guilty, why would you NOT
help the Congress and FBI answer some questions? Because you know you may end up
demoted or found mysteriously dead. Her # is now up to 13 unexplained deaths for these
people were going to testify against Hillary. Compared to 786 E-mails last month for
Trump. Thank you all for E-mailing in to me.
I was always told that if they plead the 5th or ask for immunity that there is a 95%
chance that they are hiding something. Maybe they are afraid of the back lash from the
Clinton’s. I wonder if they dig into Clinton foundation more they can follow the money
and who is in on a deal with Hillary. Director FBI, Comey’s son has a Law Firm now
caught in a scheme to make several bogus identities in ways to shelter her millions she
made with leaders asking for favor’s in return. This woman has been paid already. The
plan is not good for America. To bring in more refugees is not a safe move at this time.
Build the Wall. Make them show ID and record to ‘vette’ them. Do like our ancestor’s did
and became Legal American citizens by adhering to our Laws and the way America lives.
I went to a couple veterans meetings on Base. It is a totally different story from the
military side of this. You are trained for a mission of defense or attack, then Obama says
you can’t shoot? Why not Obama go there without a gun, stand up and try to talk peace
with them as they cut off his head? John Kerry has let the Russians bully there way around
us. Iran has made challenging gestures, when will it not be just toying with us? USA
Military used to have it’s safe zone around each military plane or boat would shoot down
any attacks or actions of crossing our line. S. Korea and Japan waiting in the wings.
I know we have a large amount of non– military folks near here, even though Eglin is all
around us. People who have never served their country have no idea what each member
goes thru to make it. To become a soldier for the USA. To be held accountable for your
actions and covering your comrade as family. Working as a team.
I have had every family member in my past and also my son also served in the Navy on a
submarine for 7yrs. My Uncle’s, G-parents and my Dad always had that look of thoughts
from those War days. Not much was talked about, which told me it must’ve been
gruesome WWII. Besides these desert oriented countries which seem to harbor the most
ravaged people ever. These are Barbaric people. Bad Ideology carries them forward.
We must make Missions to complete the action until the USA sees it to be safe.
Whether it is from a suspicious neighbor to a clear and present danger is validated within
the USA. There have been 17 camps training ISIS members already functioning in our
country. They need to go back to Syria.
You know some of the politics that has been played by those before us, they had to be
voted and removed from continuing it’s downward spiral every State is facing daily.
Look at the problems with N. Dakota and the pipeline being so close to the Missouri river
is not good to chance a burst line would be catastrophic to all who need fresh water all the
way down the Mississippi. I don’t feel that the risk is worth the so-called oil dependency.
Thousands of Indians have gathered to help support the rights of the Sacred Land deals.
They live there. Almost as bad as how low they make the lead in water in Michigan.
It doesn’t appear to the Govt. to worry about natural resources that is sacred for all of our
existence. From our energy, to housing. To find ways to start reducing the deficit is tops,
as we build back up our military back to being #1. It is Paramount for this to be. Ask your
Elderly folks how it was and what do they see wrong today. Maybe then you get involved.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Views expressed in The EMERALD STAR NEWS do not necessarily reflect those of the
publisher. The staff of The EMERALD STAR NEWS pride ourselves in our efforts to
ensure accuracy of the publication contents. However, there is no guarantee of the accuracy of
all the Information nor the absence of errors and omissions (especially when sent through a third
party); therefore, no responsibility can or will be assumed. 2500 copies printed bi-weekly.

This newspaper is your voice to the county and all city or state employees, or
whomever it may concern. Have something to say? Good or bad? Let’s hear
it!! Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or send in your comments to us anytime
on any subject. Did you ever want to be a writer? Have an investigative mind?
Here’s your chance to be recognized. Or you can help anonymously, like most.
Send any and all inquiries to the address listed below. Like the beaches?

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the week :
Parents, step up.
Get involved with
your children
every day. Ask
what they are
studying. How do
they hang out
with at school? If
you don’t know,
you may shocked
when later you
learned your
child was bullied
or doing drugs to
try and be cool.
Serious consequences for drugs
at school should
be tougher.
Let each student
realize there will
always be someone looking over
your shoulder.
Maybe the boss,
maybe the Feds
and the Govt.
Raise your kids to
respect the Law.
You lessen the
chance of a child
being shot by
Police by just do
what they are
telling you. Right
or wrong can be
decided in court.
You stay alive to
fight the injustices
you had dealt
with. Head’s up!

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Whoa! The Democrats keep on saying that Donald Trump is a fascist and that he is violent
and will create war. Look at this. This is going to make every Democrat turn around
screaming toward the Trump camp.
Julian Assange needs our protection. The proof is now clearer than ever.
If you remember, Assange was set to give a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian
Embassy in London that he lives in. If you remember, he canceled the event because of
“security threats.” Now, Julian Assange made clear who the threats came from. Take a look
at this email leak from True Pundit that asks the following question. “CAN’T WE JUST


Everyone standing looking at her knew she was serious which questions her emotions when
it comes to having someone killed or someone to do the killing for her. Mafia style?

Public Workshop: Ordinance which would define and
regulate the public’s customary use of the beaches

She obviously feels like she and her people in her circle are Above The Law. For over
30yrs, she has been in a political person, prior to be fired being in on the Nixon connection
as an a Lawyer / Intern. She was dismissed for her ‘unethical practices’, going as far to
revoke her Lawyer license. Ever since she has entered into a political position there has
been some serious convictions made against her and Bill. She made the women raped as
they were the Liars. Really? After 37 women still alive come back to remind you of your
nasty tactics to belittle the accuser and victim. Always a scandal, if she was good we
would have seen her help some way, somewhere, who knows? She later as Sec. of state
attempted to pass the Bar (probably expecting favoritism?) She failed taking the Bar exam
2x. She has no true credibility when it comes to her knowing lied to congress, The FBI and
the DOJ. Now, people who worked with Hillary is granted immunity. Immunity from
what? They said they did nothing wrong at all. What else are they hiding?
I do believe that Trey Gowdy and several other Congressmen want to piece all of the
facts together and retry her in federal Court. Even her attorney’s assisted in hiding evidence
from Congress. Witnesses mysteriously end up dead. That is why no one to fight this manic
who doesn’t understand the civility that minded Control Freak, who doesn’t think anyone
on the Planet has the Power to bring her or her FoundaLet’s all ‘chip in’ and make this
tion down. Obviously every woman that has accused
Bill of sexual rape, etc. Hillary told the public such
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You are hereby notified that the Walton County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Public Workshop on Wednesday, October 19, 2016
from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss an ordinance which would define and
regulate the public’s customary use of the beaches in Walton County.
Walton County adheres to the American with Disabilities Act and will make
reasonable modifications for access to the meetings upon request.
Please call (850) 892-8110 to make a request. For hearing impaired, please call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD), 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE). Requests must be received
at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to allow time to provide the
requested services.
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Cigarette Smoke Toxins Stay in Home
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Thursday, October 6, 2016


Toxins from tobacco smoke persists in smokers' homes for at least six
months after they quit and remain a threat to nonsmoking residents,
according to researchers. The team studied 65 smokers who were quit
smoking and discovered that tiny particles from burning tobacco get into
surfaces such as carpets, wallpaper, ceiling tiles upholstery, clothes,
blankets and pillows and were still present long after a smoker quit.
There were large immediate declines in nicotine on surfaces and in dust,
which then leveled off and remained the same, but still detectable, by the
end of the study period. And even six months after smokers quit, nonsmokers still in the same home still had detectable levels of a marker of
tobacco exposure in their urine after six months.

The City of Freeport and West Florida Regional
Planning Council (WFRPC) are working together
to identify Freeport's recreational assets and gaps to
find creative solutions for fostering a vibrant and
healthy community while protecting the functions
of important resources and facilities. The WFRPC
will be facilitating a series of public workshops to
gather citizen input on the project. Community
members are invited to attend any of the following
public workshops. All workshops will be held at
Freeport City Hall, located at 112 Hwy 20 West.
Recreation Master Plan Public Workshops:
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Vape Debate: What You Need to Know;
E-cigarettes: Are they a safe way for smokers to stop or a gateway to
getting kids hooked on a habit that's known to cause deadly diseases of
the heart and lungs as well as cancer?
Public health experts and tobacco researchers are trying to find out. So
far, results are mixed. One thing is certain. They're not hard to find.
Stores selling them -- called "vape shops" -- are everywhere across the
In the summer of 2016, new rules about their sale went into effect. So
you have to be 18 to buy them and show an ID if you're under 27. They
all work the same basic way: They have containers filled with liquid
that's usually made of nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. A
heating device turns the liquid into vapor that you inhale when you take
a drag. Using an e-cig is called "vaping." Are They Safe?
Most contain the chemical nicotine, which is addictive. When you stop
using it, you can go into withdrawal and feel depressed and crabby.
Nicotine isn't good for people with heart problems. And some initial
research shows it may hurt your arteries.
It can also: Harm the developing brains of kids and could affect memory
and attention. Damage unborn babies. Pregnant women shouldn't use
anything with nicotine. But the concerns go beyond nicotine alone.
Some brands contain chemicals including formaldehyde -- often used in
building materials -- and another ingredient used in antifreeze that can
cause cancer. Flavors in e-cigs also raise red flags. Some use a butterytasting chemical called diacetyl, which is often added to foods like popcorn. When it's inhaled, it can be dangerous.
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changes in direction. May also be high chances of
flooding along our coast line.

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Public participation is solicited without regard to
race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or family status. Reasonable accommodation
will be made for access in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Kathy
Saldana, 850-332-7976, Ext. 204 or
kathy.saldana@wfrpc.org, for assistance, or 800995-8771 for TTY-Florida, at least 3 business days
in advance. Por favor a la Sr. Dan Deanda, de los
requistos de acceso o el idioma en el 850-332-7976,
Ext. 227 o 800-995-8771 para TTY-Florida al
menos 48 horas de antelacion.

WANTED: Individuals or businesses
that are interested in entering a decorated
Christmas Tree in the upcoming Festival
of Trees, sponsored by The Freeport
Town Planters Society. The event will
begin on Friday December 2 (following
the program and lighting of the
The West Florida Regional Planning Council is a multiChristmas Tree at City Hall) and
purpose regional entity providing
continue on Sat and Sun., Dec 3 and 4
professional planning, coordinatat the Freeport Community Center.
ing and advisory services to local
Entrants will need to furnish their tree
governments, state and federal
and décor. The setup of the trees will be
agencies and the public to preTuesday, November 29 to Thursday
serve and enhance quality of life
in northwest Florida. For more
December 1 and then taken down and
removed on Monday December 5. Each information, contact Kathy Saldana (850) 332-7976,
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Russ Barley-Freeport Mayor

are interested in entering a decorated Christmas
Tree in the upcoming Festival of Trees,
sponsored by The Freeport Town Planters
Society. The event will begin on Friday
December 2 (following the program and lighting
of the Christmas Tree at City Hall) and continue
on Sat and Sun., Dec 3rd and 4th at the Freeport
Community Center. Entrants will need to furnish
their tree and décor. The setup of the trees will be
Tuesday, November 29 to Thursday December 1
and then taken down and removed on Monday
December 5. Each tree needs a theme and visitors
will vote on their favorite for a trophy to be
presented at the end of the show.
Entry and admission for the show is free.

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For further information, contact: Lois Orsak ,
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Take notice that the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold a SPECIAL
on October 11, 2016 beginning at 3:00 p.m., or
as soon as possible after that time, at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex located at 31 Coastal
Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Florida to
discuss the following:
In Re:
Lionel and
Alford, et al v.
Walton County,
Case No.: 3:16cv-00362-MCRCJK
and Edward Goodwin and Delanie Goodwin v.
Walton County, Florida, Case No.: 3:16-cv-00364
The following persons will attend the meeting:
the Board of Commissioners, Bill Chapman, Bill
Imfeld, Sara Comander, Cindy Meadows, and
Cecilia Jones; Larry Jones, County Administrator;
Mark D. Davis, County Attorney; and Sidney
Noyes, Assistant County Attorney; and Tim
Warner, Bill Warner, and David Theriaque,
Special Counsel for the county in this case, and
this meeting will be recorded by a certified court
reporter. The court reporter will prepare a
verbatim record of the meeting, which will be
sealed until conclusion of the litigation. The
executive session is not open to the public
pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes.

You are hereby notified that the
Walton County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a Public Workshop on Wed. October 19, 2016 from 4:00
PM to 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held
at the South Walton Courthouse Annex
located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa
Rosa Beach, FL.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss
an ordinance which would define and
regulate the public’s customary use of the
beaches in Walton County.
Walton County adheres to the American
with Disabilities Act and will make
reasonable modifications for access to the
meetings upon request. Please call (850)
892-8110 to make a request. For hearing
impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE).
Requests must be received at least 48 hours
in advance of the meeting to allow time to
provide the requested services.
Please be governed accordingly.
Summer is over, students are back
in school and already preparations
are being made for our annual
Christmas Parade, December
2,2016. If you would like your
business or organization to be
represented and share in this special
time of year please contact city hall
for information- 850-835-2822

FREEPORT Presbyterian CHURCH, located on Hwy 20. Next to Frank’s Cash &
Carry. We are extending an open invitation to come to our quaint little church to give
thanks and praise to God. Small town feel and children’s services available too.
Sundays at 9am Bible study….10am church service.
Come meet Pastor Gene.

We have cooler mornings, but the heat still is around with us for a
while, so hopefully we will soon feel the Fall weather!
At the last council meeting the council adopted the millage rate of
4.7302 for the coming year and also approved the city budget at
The council has voted and decided to continue with the services of
Adkinson Law Firm for the city attorney and advertisement has been
posted for a new bookkeeper for the city and applications are being taken
until 10-7-2016, applications can be obtained by going to the city website
or stopping by the city hall. We are now taking payments for your
utilities (water and sewer) in house by credit cards or you can still pay on
line, we are in hopes this will be helpful to many of you. The Freeport
Regional Sports Complex is undergoing a revamp for the lawns in the
complex, we will be distributing rye grass for the winter months to help
with the grounds and we are battling with mole crickets in the space as
well so please bear with us during this phase. The annual Mayor’s
Charity Ball will be held on October 22, 2016 at Hammock Bay, tickets
are available at the Freeport City Hall and Emerald Coast Flowers & Gifts,
tickets are $30 single and $50 couple or you can purchase a corporate of 8
for $300 which included 8 drink tickets. Silent Auction items are needed
for this event and if you have any items to donate please contact me at city
hall – the funds from the ball go to help those families less fortunate in the
Freeport area during the holiday season. The annual Bayfest Festival will
be held on November 12, 2016, also at the Freeport Regional Sports Park
and begins at 10:00 am- 9:00 PM, with live entertainment beginning at
1:00 pm and arts and crafts and food vendors as well as a Kids Zone and
much more for further information go to FreeportBayfest.com. or give us a
call at city hall. Congratulations to Nikole Dier (Miss Freeport) as she
represents the city in the National Peanut Festival Pageant this weekend in
Dothan, we wish her the best of luck and know that she will represent us
well. Chris Decker a Senior at Freeport High School has just been selected
to play running back in the Blue/Grey All American Bowl at the Dallas
Cowboy Stadium on Dec. 22, 2016, congratulations to our home town boy
we are so proud of you.
Events coming up in the next couple of months including the Veterans
Memorial Service where we will unveil the new Hero’s Walk Monument,
Bayfest, Christmas Parade and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and
Festival of Trees more information will be made available in the next few
post. Any comments, questions or complaints please give me a
call at 850-835-2822.

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Ret Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL
commissioners the following ;
Commissioner, I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl
and Giants Stadium.

Intermittent Lane
Closures on CR 30A
Public Works will be completing a
cross-drain rehabilitation at 30-A and
Shell Seekers Cove beginning Monday October 3rd (just east of CR 393
There will be intermittent lane closures on 30A in this location beginning Monday, October 3rd through
Wednesday, October 12th.
These intermittent lane closures could
cause minor traffic delays in this area
during this timeframe.
If you should have any questions,
contact Walton County Public Works
at 850-892-8108.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert
Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag
draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt
Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He
never got to see it. Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who
worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag
draped over their coffins. Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did
anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought
and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real
men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with
a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and
Soldiers were! You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small
infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the
fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment
right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came
out and disrespected you or the refs publicly? I observed a player getting a
personal foul for ‘twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much
worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem? Hmmmmm, isn’t it
his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is
taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing
9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or
pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million
dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal
Dumpsters provided for Walton County
to act! You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are.
residents to dump trash, yard debris,
appliances, and other misc. items.
I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the
and equipment to off-load
NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to
items will be available.
occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.
will also be available
Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and
and aluminum.
carry rifles. They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from
Limit of (4) tires per household.
their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with
lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off DO NOT BRING:
in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many
Date: October 22, 2016
don’t have legs or arms. I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are,
Choctaw Beach Park
legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with
SR 20 West
you! Fans make the NFL pay. They could have had more respect, chose not to.
Freeport, FL


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‘Happenings’ in DeFuniak Springs
The Fair is here. Take the kids for an
enjoyable time with family. Weather has
been perfect for such an event. Head North
on Hwy. 83 off of Hwy 90…..see you there.

Railroad Work to Temporary
Close State Road 285 and U.S.
90 Intersection
State Road 285 at U.S. 90 in Walton County
will be temporarily closed to traffic
beginning Monday, October 10th continuing
through Monday, October 17th as crews from
CSX remove and replace the railroad
crossings. Traffic wishing to access I-10 will
utilize U.S. 90 westbound and State Road 85
south in Crestview, or U.S. 90 eastbound and
U.S. 331 south in DeFuniak. Variable
message signs and the Intelligent
Transportation System will alert motorists of
the road closure.
Thank you for the assistance in distributing
this information and please feel free to
contact me if you have any questions.

Saturday, October 8th
8 AM - 4 PM

Dear EDITOR: They're protesting in the

Con’t from previous page……...All of a sudden, Obama has to empty
Guantanamo Bay of captured Jihadists and let them loose in Jihad-friendly Islamic
states. He demands to close the facility.
All of a sudden, America did negotiate with terrorists and trade FIVE Taliban
commanders for a deserter and Jihad sympathizer.
All of a sudden, there is no money for American poor, disabled veterans, jobless
Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans but there is endless money
for Obama's "Syrian refugee" resettlement programs.
All of a sudden, there is an ammunition shortage in the USA .
All of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do after a mass shooting by
two Jihadists, is disarm American Citizens.
All of a sudden, the President of the United States cannot attend the Christian
Funerals of a Supreme Court Justice and a former First Lady because of previous
(seemingly unimportant) commitments.

streets tonight here in Los Angeles, for an 18 year All of a sudden, I’m sick to my stomach. I’m not sure the majority of Ameriold who was killed by Police last night. Who was cans recognize the seriousness of the situation and how much “progress” has been
made by Islam these last 7 years, a very brief time compared to a 75 year lifetime!
in a stolen car, armed with a 40. Caliber
This is how backwards we've become. We'll find
the energy to protest for criminals. but won't
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protest for innocent victims who die daily in the
hood. We didn't just drink the Kool-aid.
Come join us and get an early start on all We ate the Poison berries too.
your holiday shopping while supporting
There needs to be a better way, this is BS.
your local veteran's organization.
JoAnn Haltonbeck
Doug Kocour with Gilbert Realty
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Many in the media were expecting a document
dump from WikiLeaks today. Instead, they're
getting one from Guccifer 2.0. The anonymous
hacker claims that his latest document dump
comes from the servers of The Clinton
The hacker writes on his Wordpress blog:
Many of you have been waiting for this, some
even asked me to do it.
So, this is the moment. I hacked the Clinton
Foundation server and downloaded hundreds of
thousands of docs and donors’ databases.
Hillary Clinton and her staff don’t even bother
about the information security. It was just a
matter of time to gain access to the Clinton
Foundation server.
Frank, I told you 5years ago how bad this administration is bad but even I did NOT expect it
to be so blatant and no one does nothing?
Rickard Kilwiger

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USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey Data Release to
Begin Oct. 6
Revealing Floridians’ Stance on Trending and Hot Topic Issues
Professor Susan MacManus shares survey findings to be issued in data releases
beginning on Thursday, Oct. 6 with first release around Florida’s economy and
– On Thursday, Oct. 6, the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, part
of the College of Arts and Sciences, will begin releasing the results of the USFNielsen Sunshine State Survey. The first survey data release will address critical
issues around Florida's economy and environment.
The 2016 USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey results will be revealed in multiple
data releases over three weeks. Included with the data releases will be a Quick Facts
Summary where MacManus will share her analysis on hot topics and emerging
trends. Engaging infographics for download and more detailed data tables for each
data release will be posted to the USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey website.
This survey is the most anticipated non-political, issues-based annual survey of
Floridians’ stance on a wide range of economic, social and emerging issues facing
one of the nation’s largest states. Nielsen administers this survey in partnership with
USF and analysis of the results is directed by Distinguished University Professor
Susan MacManus, one of the nation’s leading political experts.
“The constantly changing demographics and the state’s increasingly complex social
and economic issues are the genesis of a multiplicity of wide-ranging hot button
issues” MacManus said. “Floridians are highly attentive to current events that
require the attention of leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.”
Created in 2006 by Leadership Florida under the direction of MacManus, the USF
School of Public Affairs began spearheading the survey in January 2014. The USF
and Nielsen partnership provides students the hands-on opportunity to design,
analyze data and understand the methodology for one of the most recognized and
valued surveys in Florida. The survey provides leaders and academics with
much‐needed trend line data, while questions on newly‐emerging issues give a
baseline look at where a wide cross‐section of our state's residents stand on them.
Follow USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey
Website: www.sunshinestatesurvey.org
Twitter: @SunStateSurvey, @DrMacManus and @USFCollege
Instagram: @USFCollege
Facebook: www.facebook.com/USFCollege
You Tube: www.youtube.com/user/USFCAS

Go to Alaqua Animal refuge of Freeport and make a New “forever friend”. All
types of animals available. Located in Freeport, Google it.
Let them know you saw this here. Thank you. Save a Dog or a Kat today!

+++++++ We Thank you Lord ++++++for giving us this day. For all our friends, family and community.
Please help us guide FREEPORT in the best direction so that we all, can grow& prosper to become all we can become, for
the near future and of the futures of our children’s children. Amen! IN GOD WE TRUST

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Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state
roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.
Okaloosa County
• State Road (S.R.) 189/Beal Parkway Construction ActivitiesLane restrictions south of Racetrack Road (S.R. 188) from 8 p.m. to
5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 6 as crews close the
median opening to construct a new driveway and southbound, left
turn lane.
Walton County
• Interstate 10 Resurfacing- Intermittent and alternating lane closures between mile marker 66, west of the S.R. 285 (Niceville/Exit
70) and mile marker 78, west of Boy Scout Road. Lane restrictions
will take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 through Friday,
Oct. 7 as crews perform resurfacing operations.
• S.R. 20 over Dismal Creek Bridge Maintenance- Intermittent lane
restrictions over Dismal Creek, two miles east of Bruce, from 8
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 as crews
perform routine bridge maintenance work.
All activities are weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the
event of inclement weather. For more information visit the Florida
Department of Transportation District Three on the web at
www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like
us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.
The frog in the boiling water is still "unaware" he is being cooked.

45 Central Wine Bar
Every month we celebrate local art by
filling the walls of 45 Central Wine Bar
with the work of a new artist.
During the month of October, we are
showcasing Matt Lyons. Join us for a
celebratory night, meet the artist and enjoy
light hors d'oeuvres at 45 Central. Happy
hour is also during that time with half off
wine by the glass.
About 45 Central:
Tucked away in Seaside’s bustling central
square, Chef Jim Shirley's 45 Central Wine
Bar offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere
perfect for unwinding after a busy vacation
day or a long day at work. Over 45
different wines are available by the glass,
bottle or case. Exclusive vintages are sold
by the glass using Coravin Wine
Technology. Small plates of seasonal and
regional pairings are created daily. Check
us out online for wine classes, events and
specials at fortyfivecentral.com.
For more information about Matt Lyons
visit mattlyonsart.com. please advise.
Thank you!

ALL Of A Sudden ... Seven Short Years Have Passed!

Thursday , October65, 2016

Public Notice: Meeting Date Change
for November Regular BCC
Please be advised that the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners Regular Meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM will be moved to
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM and will be
located at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, located at
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
The purpose of this change is due to the General Election
on November 8, 2016. Go Vote!

Walton County Public Works Road
Project Updates
McKinnon Bridge Road
Work is continuing on completing the punch list given to
H&T Contractors.
CR 285
Limerock continues to be placed in the widening areas.
Paving is scheduled to begin within two weeks. Users of
CR 285 should expect temporary lane closures and delays.
CR 181C
Roberts and Roberts is placing and grading shoulder
material. The final new guardrail curb has been formed
and poured at the Reedy Creek bridge. Change order #1
was approved by the BCC at the September 27, 2016
general meeting. Users of CR 181C should expect
temporary lane closures and delays.

Before Obama there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in the
All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the Bible
are banned in schools.
All of a sudden, we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports and businesses.
All of a sudden, we must stop serving pork in prisons.
Western Lake Pedestrian Bridge
All of a sudden, we are inundated with law suits by Muslims who are ofThe pre-construction meeting was held on October 20,
fended by American culture.
2016 at which time North Florida Construction was given
All of a sudden, we must allow Burkas to be worn everywhere even though
the Notice to Proceed. Work should begin the week of
you have no idea who or what is covered up under them.
All of a sudden, Muslims are suing employers and refusing to do their jobs October 3, 2016.
if they personally deem it conflicts with Sharia law.
All of a sudden, the Attorney General of the United States vows to proseQuestions may be directed to Project Manager Jim
cute anyone who engages in "anti-Muslim speech".
Harmon at 850-892-8108.
All of a sudden, Jihadists who engage in terrorism and openly admit they
acted in the name of Islam and ISIS, are emphatically declared they are NOT Islamic by our leaders and/or their actions are determined NOT
to be terrorism, but other nebulous terms like 'workplace violence."
All of a sudden, it becomes Policy that Secular Middle East dictators that were benign or friendly to the West, must be replaced by Islamists
and the Muslim Brotherhood.
All of a sudden, our troops are withdrawn from Iraq and the middle east, giving rise to ISIS .
All of a sudden, America has reduced its nuclear stockpiles to 1950 levels, as Obama's stated goal of a nuke-free America by the time he
leaves office continues uninterrupted.
All of a sudden, a deal with Iran must be made at any cost, with a pathway to nuclear weapons and HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars
handed over to fund their programs.
All of a sudden, America APOLOGIZES to Muslim states and sponsors of terror worldwide for acts of aggression, war and sabotage THEY
perpetrate against our soldiers.
All of a sudden, the American Navy is diminished to 1917 Pre-World War I levels of only 300 ships. The Army is at pre-1940 levels. The Air
Force scraps 500 planes and planned to retire the use of the A-10 Thunderbolt close air support fighter. A further draw down of another
40,000 military personnel is in progress.
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ing the Atlantic unguarded, NONE are in the Middle East .

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Florida 2030 Town Hall to be
Held in Walton County on
Wednesday, October 12

The Walton County Economic
Development Alliance (WCEDA) will hold
its monthly board meeting on Thursday,
October 13th, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the
Walton County Administration Conference
Room located at 76 North 6th Street,
DeFuniak Springs, FL.

Six million additional residents will call
Florida home by 2030, requiring an
additional two million jobs. Is Walton County ready for its role in these imminent
changes? To prepare for such growth, and to ensure future success, the state of Florida
requires a plan that develops high-wage jobs, diversifies the economy, and supports global
competitiveness while creating vibrant communities.

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Through a series of interactive town hall events across the state, the Florida Chamber
Foundation's two-year research program will engage business and community leaders in
identifying key trends and factors that can drive regional economies.
The West Florida Regional Planning Council and the Florida
Chamber Foundation will hold a public meeting and
discussion in Walton County on Wednesday, October 12,
2016, 2 - 5 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center located at 16040 US 331 South in Freeport. Help write
the next chapter for the state of Florida. Click here to register
for this Florida 2030 Town Hall meeting, or for more
information, contact West Florida Regional Planning Council Planner, Caitlin Cerame, at 850-332-7976, Ext. 203 or caitlin.cerame@wfrpc.org. A
brief video about this project may be viewed at: http://www.flchamber.com/florida-2030/.

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