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Most U.S. troops kicked out for
misconduct had mental illness:.Page 3

Teen Dies from Chugging Caffeine…..#4

U.S., Mexico bolster efforts to
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The Editor’s Editorial
Views expressed in The EMERALD STAR NEWS do not necessarily reflect those of the
“The Wolfe’s Den” 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
Howdy! As the weather keeps heating up for the all the Information nor the absence of errors and omissions (especially when sent through a third
summer so have the actions of our County commis- party); therefore, no responsibility can or will be assumed. 2500 copies printed bi-weekly.
sioner’s. They have been real busy lately adopting
new playgrounds, boat docks, security and the list
goes on and on. Have you noticed the number of Land grabs lately along the North side of Quote of Publisher/Editor
the Bay? I know most of us thought this was to happen 10 years ago, but just like the the week :
music in New York, it takes years to hit the airwaves down here. For even if it does at all.
Frank Wolfe Jr.
You will see fads go on the TV commercials and certain programs, but they seem to go by
each year. Styles of hair, clothes, etc. These kids today sure do have a hard time picking a
‘certain look’ nowadays. The pressure of classmates always poking fun at them just for
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wins’ for they entered stuff. The kids of today are woosies’. The one’s who do act normal, Contributing Editor - Ret. Col. Mark Barren
deserve.
rambunctious and loud are now considered trouble. Sometimes it is good for kids to learn Resource Director– Bethany Phillips
Don’t wait until
where they stand in the line amongst their peers. Dodgeball was a great game to see who Sales & Delivery Carol McClendon
it’s too late.
had the skills to survive. Yes, you found out the chumps early in the game, first one out. Web Designer – Lee Cox
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My point being is that competition is a good thing. Sportsmanship is also important. To be
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match. A loser to me is one who must try harder, work longer, get tougher to be a
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competitor no matter what. It still comes down to, how bad do you want it? Sports in a
school or College level begins to weed out who is a serious competitor or not. Kids under
12 years old should not be put on such a ‘higher ground’ than anyone else for they too will
come crashing down. Guess what? It hurts a “prima-donna” to fall once so hard that it can Color online: theemeraldstarnews.blogspot.com
ruin them mentally for life. Show your kids, the courage to not give up, just cause your
Hot, it hurts my sides. Get thru it. It makes them tougher on the inside, as they learn what
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level they can trust themselves to do things. They challenge themselves.
Through sports programs and kid activities is what kids should be doing. Not hanging out
in the dark playing video games. Playing sexually with school friends only gets them into
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Adult like problems. Don’t believe it? your child has a higher chance of pregnancy before
High School than they do completing 4 yrs in College.
Freeport, Florida 32439
The drugs running rampant in this county and the school system needs to be addressed and
taken far more seriously than they do. Pill parties? Beer? Weed? Sorry, but the list of This newspaper is your voice to the county and all city or state employees, or
drugs is far more serious than even those I mention. The Elderly needs to watch a close whomever it may concern. Have something to say? Good or bad? Let’s hear
eye on the medications for some kids are trading them at school for a buzz. Seems like it!! Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or send in your comments to us anytime
they should do random drug screenings for Middle and High schooler’s. If not, they go on any subject. Did you ever want to be a writer? Have an investigative mind?
into College looking for harder & bigger drugs and parties to attend. Here’s your chance to be recognized. Or you can help anonymously, like most.
It is not very often that you here of a kid from around here, graduate college and open a Send any and all inquiries to the address listed below. Like the beaches?
Health facility or a Dentist Lab. Cities like Freeport tend to have family members move We have made numerous contacts in Walton Co. now offering
back, near or with the parents for it is a different time in life than it was. our FREEPORT NEWSPAPER, The Emerald Star News.
A young Man could come home in his 30’s to help Dad with the upkeep on the home they The paper is FREE, thanks to each Advertiser in each Edition. Tell them!!
live in. Help with some expenses and such. Others just sit around, eat, sleep and play
video games. They have no Life, no wife, no friends except for online fantasy people.
I read last week of a life-like walking, talking woman. You train and teach her what you
want to do and how to act, etc. The cost is around $18,000/each. Is the future for some of
these young people who are so into ‘virtual reality’ that possibly buying a companion to
sit and watch you play games may be in the near future for some of you?
The internet world has opened up many eyes to the big round world we live in. However,
it has also damaged the minds of millions who have led themselves to believe that another
country or another planet is better than where they are. Thousands of missing girls world-
wide, sex industry alone. A path so dark not many come out alive. Every time someone
doesn’t ‘heed the warning signs’ of a gut instinct, another one disappears or falls into the
hands of a drug pushing pimpster wanna be. Drug a girl up, they have their way tactic?
As we all get older, the young get more wilder, more bold, but yet more daring. They dare
the police, they dare the Judge, they dare the teacher, they even dare you ‘the parent’ to
touch them or holler at them offensively. They learn to dial 911, guess what? New world,
you go to jail for trying to discipline your unruly child. The one you once carried around
and adored, has now turned you over to the system of Justice. Try it sometime. Kids
nowadays need a good ass-whooping for talking back, cussing, being disrespectful to the
parents. You can tell in the eyes of a future Thug nothing. Guns, drugs and prison is future
They know it but because the Law told them to just call, they do. You will never imagine
the feeling of your own child having you locked up for a threat of turning off the electric,
for they constantly play video games and don’t help out around the house. Trust me the
damages felt throughout the entire family comes with so much harm it is hard for many to
ever be near one another again. No youth realizes the long term damage done as they do.
Think before you teach, then again you got 1 shot to raise ‘em right! Do what you must.
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Walton County Sheriff’s Office Pan Care of Florida to Provide Mobile June 2017 Board of County Commissioners Regular
Meetings date changes
Takes Over Operations of Walton Dental and Health Services to Valley
County Fire Rescue View and Red Bay Please be advised that the Walton County Board of County
Commissioners’ Regular June Meetings normally scheduled
Pan Care of Florida to Provide Mobile Dental and Health
for Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the South Walton
The decision was made at the Services to Valley View and Red Bay Communities
Courthouse Annex, located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa
Board of County Commission public Walton County, in conjunction with Pan Care of Florida Rosa Beach, FL and the normally scheduled meeting for
and the Florida Department of Health – Walton County, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Walton County
hearing Tuesday, April 25th. The Sheriff’s Of-
have scheduled the Pan Care the Dental and Medical Bus Courthouse located at 571 U.S. Hwy. 90, DeFuniak Springs
fice will absorb 99 employees including 90
to provide services to the Valley View and Red Bay will be both be moved one week ahead to Tuesday, June 6,
EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, two administra-
communities on Friday, May 26. 2017 at 4:00 PM at the South Walton Courthouse Annex and
tive support positions and seven command level
positions that staff nine fire stations. . The service schedule is provided below: June 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Walton County Courthouse.
May 26, 2017
Valley View Community Center 9:00am to 12:00pm - The purpose of this change is due to the Commissioners at-
“We consider this undertaking an 9032 County Hwy 183 South, Ponce de Leon tending the Florida Association of Counties Annual Confer-
opportunity to highlight the hard working, Red Bay Community Center 1:00pm to 4:00pm – 10624 ence in Palm Beach County June 26-30, 2017.
professional employees at WCFR,” said Sher- Rock Hill Rd, Ponce de Leon
iff Michael Adkinson. “We intend to make Both the Dental and Medical Bus will be at each location Please be governed accordingly. Walton County adheres to
this transition as smooth as possible while to provide basic dental and health services. the American with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable
making sure that our community is still get- These services have been made possible as a result of the modifications for access to the meetings upon re-
ting the service they deserve.” public meetings held at the two locations that were hosted quest. Please call (850) 892-8110 to make a request. For
by Walton County District 1 Commissioner Bill Chapman. hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), 1-800-
955-8770 (VOICE). Requests must be received at least 48
DEATH SENTENCE Most U.S. troops kicked out
hours in advance of the meeting to allow time to provide the
requested services.
UPHELD FOR for misconduct had mental
illness: study
WALTON COUNTY A majority of U.S. troops discharged from the military for
MURDERER misconduct during a four-year period ending in 2015 had
been diagnosed with mental health conditions like post-
traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, a new
The conviction and death sentence of a Walton study found.
County murderer was upheld Thursday by Flor- The report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office
ida's Supreme Court. The court ruled the trial
will likely add to scrutiny over whether the U.S. military is
judge was not responsible for any errors that mer-
doing enough to care for troops identified with mental
ited an appeal and the capital sentence he re-
health issues during their service, instead of simply casting
ceived was constitutional.
them out.
In addition to the death penalty for felony first- The GAO analysis showed that 62 percent of the 91,764
degree murder, Stephen Anthony Cozzie received servicemembers discharged for misconduct during the
the maximum sentences possible for separate fiscal years 2011 through 2015 had been diagnosed within
counts of sexual battery, aggravated child abuse, the previous two years with conditions including PTSD,
and kidnapping with a weapon with the intent to TBI "or certain other conditions that could be associated
commit a felony. Cozzie will serve all these sen- with misconduct."
tences consecutively as punishment for the mur- Twenty-three percent of the service-
der of 15-year-old Georgia resident Courtney members received an "other than honor-
Wilkes. Wilkes was on vacation with her family able" discharge, which made them po-
in Seagrove Beach in June 2011 when Cozzie tentially ineligible for health benefits
raped and killed her. from the Department of Veterans Af-
fairs.
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12:30 pm at 79 North Davis Lane in DeFuniak Springs for
Caffeine their Women and Children’s Center. The Chautauqua
Women and Children’s Center will be a 15-bed long-term
A South Carolina teen who collapsed in a high school classroom last residential treatment program for pregnant and postpar-
month died from a heart rhythm problem brought on by drinking too tum mothers who are struggling with substance use.
much caffeine, too fast. Despite efforts over the last decade to increase awareness
Davis Allen Cripe, 16, died after drinking a McDonald’s latte, a large regarding the negative effects of alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy, substance use
Mountain Dew, and an energy drink—all within about two hours, ac- among pregnant women continues to be a significant problem in our community. Drug exposed
cording to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. babies are being born at an alarming rate in our communities. Drug addicted babies go through a
How much caffeine is that? It’s hard to tell because we don’t know ex- lifetime of misery during the first months of their lives with withdrawals that can include
actly what he drank, but it is possible to get a rough guesstimate. seizures, respiratory complications, and feeding problems. Many women who are pregnant or
According to the website Caffeine Informer, a McDonald’s latte can have young children do not seek treatment or drop out of treatment early because they are unable
have as much as 178 milligrams of caffeine, depending on size. There to take care of their children or fear that authorities will remove them from the home.
Chautauqua Healthcare Services is building this facility, with the great support of the
are 91 milligrams of caffeine in a 20-ounce Mountain Dew, and a single
community, to provide a solution.
energy drink can contain anywhere from 80 to 350 milligrams, accord-
ing to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. That means he could
The Chautauqua Women and Children’s Center will provide person centered, trauma informed
have downed as much as 626 milligrams of caffeine in a relatively short
treatment. The family-centered approach will allow mothers to keep their pre-school children
span of time.
with them. Women will be admitted directly from detoxification, or at-will with medical
The FDA says up to 400 milligrams of caffeine a day is safe for most clearance and they may be at any stage of pregnancy when accepted.
healthy adults.
Cripe had no pre-existing heart condition, Watts said at a news confer- For more information or to donate to the Chautauqua Women and Children’s Center, please visit
ence on Monday. www.chhealthcare.org or call Tina Odom at 850-892-8045.
Watts told Reuters that Cripe had not overdosed. Instead, he said it was
chugging an unnamed energy drink on the heels of the other caffeine-
containing beverages that had likely caused the trouble. Manning leaves prison to a U.S. more accepting
“Parents, please talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy
drinks,” said Davis’s father, Sean Cripe, at a news conference. of transgender identity
“Teenagers and students, please stop buying them. There’s no reason to
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material,
consume them. They can be very dangerous.”The coroner is saying thatwill walk out of prison on Wednesday after seven years to find a country that has grown more
the stimulant effects of caffeine caused him to have an abnormal heart-
accepting of her transgender identity but less enamored with the cause that led to her incarcera-
beat, which caused him to die. You’re going to be very anxious and jit-
tion. In 2010, the former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley
tery, etc. If you start having heart palpitations, it’s probably a good idea
Manning, provided thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks, an international organization
to get to the hospital. If you’re in an emergency care setting, you can be
that publishes such information from anonymous sources. It was the most sweeping breach of its
resuscitated. kind in U.S. history.
After Manning's 2013 conviction, the soldier was sentenced to 35 years
in prison. But former President Barack Obama, during his final days in
office, commuted the remaining 28 years on the sentence.
After being convicted of espionage, Manning said she identified as a
woman and began her transition, even as the U.S. Army kept her in the
men's prison, requiring a male haircut. Her lawyer said she twice tried
to commit suicide and faced long stretches of solitary confinement and
denial of health care. While Manning was in prison, the U.S. Defense
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the County's sewage system. Homes in Brandon Oaks
subdivision, currently utilize individual septic Greetings form the Mayor’s Office ……….
tanks. During this week's Walton County Com-
mission meeting, there was a request for direction
The city pool is under much needed renovations for this
on possibly connecting the homeowners of
year at the cost of $127,450.00 and should be completed by Memorial
Brandon Oaks to the Freeport sewer system. The
Day for everyone’s enjoyment, applications for certified lifeguards are
Brandon Oaks cost breakdown was presented to
being accepted at city hall and you can stop by to pick up application or
the board. Total connection cost per customer
if you know anyone who is certified please send them in.
would be around $8,000, but, after factoring in
county escrow funds, the maximum cost per
customer would drop to $6,000. "In response to Our Parks and Recreation Department will be attending a conference in
the City's letter to us about this, we should ask New Orleans this coming August to learn more about additional park
them to waive the tap fee and declare it a health training that is available for our citizens and bring back new ideas for
emergency there. Then, we bid out the rest of the contractors for construction and Freeport. The city has agreed to donate some old ball field lights that
do it ourselves," said William "Bill" Chapman, Vice-Chair Walton County BCC. were being stored after removal from behind old city hall to the Free-
The board approved a motion to ask the City of Freeport to waive the tap fee cost port High School for their new soccer field and our city historian Mrs.
associated with the sewage connection with a four to one vote. Beckie Buxton has had to resign due to health problems and Mr. Gordy
Williams has volunteered and stepped up to the plate as the new city
historian- many thanks to him for his involvement. The city hall will be
Alaqua Animal Rescue On Tuesday, the Walton Board of County closed from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm on Wednesday May 24th for an Em-
Commissioners approved a request from Alaqua Animal Refuge for a major expansion, giving ployee Teambuilding Lunch/Workshop for all employees of all depart-
animals a new lease on life. ments, but will begin back at 1:00 with business as usual. The council
"We went through planning and zoning and they gave us the thumbs up and they has approved the new CIP Plan for the city and is working diligently to
recommended us to go in front of the County Commissioners. we got an unanimous vote to find funding for the projects at hand, of course the top of the list is the
move forward on the project," said Laurie Hood, Alaqua Animal Refuge founder. needed infrastructure along Highway 331 and the Wastewater Treat-
Hood started this refuge 10 years ago. She said she had no idea it would turn into such a large ment Plant that is also needed for the expected growth in our
organization. Currently, Alaqua sits on ten acres of property, but there's a problem. area. Over the past 4 years we have added 39 new businesses and over
It's in a major flood zone, according to Hood. The area has been flooded a couple of times 350 jobs to the Freeport Community with much more expected growth
when hurricanes came through. Hood said, "We have literally had to do 'Noah's Ark' a couple coming soon. The Heritage Museum is again in need of volunteers for
of times when this entire property wnet about four feet under water. the Summer months so if anyone has a few extra hours that could help
Refuge staff searched for land and found something beyond their wildest dreams. please contact us here at city hall. Throughout the year several
Hood said, The late M.C. Davis and his wife donated about 85 acres and then the group was churches in the area help those less fortunate with food for their family
able to buy 15 acres more on Highway 20, so, they would have a highway entrance. With the and we are asking for the public to help replenish their pantry, so with a
help of donor funding, Alaqua will expand their refuge to one hundred acres. much-needed food drive we ask if you are able to bring in non-
perishable items to help with this project please drop them off at city
Fido or Fluffy Can Bring You a Health Boost hall and we will make contact with the church for distribution. I would
like to thank this community for always coming through with generous
Millions of Americans love their pets and spend lots of money to keep them happy and donations for whatever the cause may be. School is out this week and I
healthy. But being a pet owner also has a lot of benefits for the human half of the relationship. know the children are looking forward to a beautiful summer vacation,
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, there are the physical boosts, like lower my best wishes to the seniors who are graduating, congratulations on
blood pressure, lower heart rate and lower cholesterol. your accomplishment and I hope that you are able to fulfill all of your
dreams. Any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to give
Being with your pet also reduces your response to stress and helps you to recover from it
me a call at 850-835-2822 or stop by city hall for a visit.
faster. Having a pet benefits kids in many ways, including helping them develop empathy. A
pet can give you the same emotional connection as a human friend. And studies show that the
more people benefit from their pets, they closer they tend to be to other people.
Dog owners of all ages are more likely to be physically active and less likely to be obese.
For older people, having a dog can keep them socially connected. And that's been shown
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Boarding Daycare Grooming sentenced Thursday and ordered to pay $394,800.85 the Cultural Arts Alliance’s Art Week South
in restitution, Hahn pled guilty on the second day of Walton.
her trial in January to theft of government funds. Fisher said of producing the first ever North-
During the first two days of trial, the government west Florida Theatre Festival, “I believe that
PARCEL PURCHASE DISCUSSION presented evidence that between November 2001 and art breeds art. Our mission is to unify the
February 2016, Hahn received $394,800.85 from the theater and performing arts groups of
The Walton County Commissioners addressed the parcel
purchase discussion with a request of direction regarding a parcel Department of Veterans Affairs in disability payments Northwest Florida and showcase the talent,
for 100 percent service-connected blindness in both work, and productions of numerous
north of the bay, on the west side, located on Bay Grove Road. organizations and people.”
This piece of property is one of several eyes. Over the course of a decade and a half, Hahn
told various doctors within the Veterans Health The theater festival will be staged over two
in the area the board is interested in. weekends and feature 20 unique pieces of
County administrator, Larry Jones gave Administration and in private practice that she was
almost completely blind. However, within a year of theater including one act plays, cabaret, magic,
an update to the Commissioners in
hopes for help deciding whether they receiving her disability benefits for loss of vision, she dance, comedy and storytelling. Producing
obtained driver’s licenses in New Mexico, Alabama, groups come from Pensacola to Panama City.
should move forward in the process of Most pieces will be staged twice for a total of
purchasing the property. The board and Florida with no vision restrictions after passing
vision exams in each state with at least 20/40 vision. 35 performances.
unanimously voted to moved forward
with making an official offer after During this time, Hahn was also observed driving her The Northwest Florida Theatre Festival is open
hearing from the public. This 2.14 acres personal automobile on numerous occasions. Further, to the public and will be held at ECTC’s
piece of the land, if purchased, would be converted into a boat she worked full time as a case manager and transition
ramp available to the public. counselor at several state correctional facilities. All of North Korea missile detected by
these activities required normal eyesight to perform
her duties. United States Attorney Canova said Hahn’s THAAD, program progressing
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we do. she was not entitled,” said Canova. Security Council condemned the weekend
Try us, we are out there for launch of a new long-range missile and
you! 585-0262 call today! demanded Pyongyang halt weapons tests.
Han Min-koo told South Korea's parliament
that Sunday's test had been detected by the
controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system, which was deployed in South Korea last
You’ve tried the REST, NOW CALL THE month, infuriating China.
BEST! Solid 30+ exp.. Solid Crew, Reliable North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China,
its lone major ally, calling them legitimate self-defense.
It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the U.S.
mainland, and experts say Sunday's test was another step toward that aim.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has called for an immediate halt to North
Korea's missile and nuclear tests, and U.S. Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said on
Tuesday that China's leverage was key and Beijing could do more.
The U.S. ambassador the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said the United States believed it
Www.ajsplumbinginc@embarqmail.com could persuade China to impose new U.N. sanctions on North Korea and warned that Wash-
ington would "call out" states supporting Pyongyang and target them with sanctions too.
Speaking to reporters ahead of a closed-door meeting of the 15-member U.N. Security
Council on the missile launch, Haley made clear that Washington would only talk to North
Korea once it halted its nuclear program.
The United States has been discussing possible new U.N. sanctions with China since North
Korea's previous missile test about two weeks ago.
"The conversations that I have had ... in dealing with Beijing is that if (North Korea) did
something else and if it looked to be long-range, which this does, and if it looks like it is
proactively leaning toward an ICBM, which it does, then we would take action," Haley said
.I believe that China will stay true to that and we will come together on how we're going to
do that," she said. "We have not seen anything from them in the past week but we are
encouraging them to continue moving forward."
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‘Happenings’ in DeFuniak Springs
Healthmark Health Matters
Reading the signs of sinus headaches

Sinus headaches are headaches that may feel like an infection in the sinuses (sinusitis). A
person may feel pressure or throbbing around the eyes, cheeks and forehead.
However, because these symptoms are fairly common, many people who assume they have
headaches from sinusitis, actually have migraines or tension headaches. Migraines and head-
aches from sinusitis are easy to confuse because the signs and symptoms of the two types of
headaches often overlap
Sinus headaches, regardless of the cause, may include pain, pressure and fullness in the
cheeks, brow or forehead, worsening pain when bending forward or lying down, stuffy nose
and fatigue.
Both sinusitis and migraine headache pain often feel worse when bending forward and mi-
graines can be accompanied by nasal congestion, facial pressure and a clear, watery nasal dis-
charge. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of people who see a doctor
for sinus headaches are actually found to have migraines instead.
However, sinusitis is not associated with nausea and vomiting or aggravated by noise and
bright light, which are all common features of migraines. U.S., Mexico bolster efforts to combat
Sinusitis usually occurs after a viral upper respiratory infection or cold and includes thick,
discolored nasal mucus, decreased sense of smell, and pain in one cheek or upper teeth.
deadly tide of fentanyl
Consult a physician if headache symptoms occur more than 15 days a month or require fre- The United States and Mexico pledged to step up efforts to beat the growing
quent over-the-counter pain medicine or if you miss school or work because of frequent head- threat of fentanyl, a synthetic opiate up to 50 times more lethal than heroin
aches. blamed for the deaths of thousands of people in recent years, including rock
Migraines and chronic or recurrent headaches can be treated with prescription medication. star Prince. A U.N. body in March added to an international list of controlled
Migraines and other types of headaches may be treated with over-the-counter medications, substances two chemicals used to make fentanyl, which the United States
such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen sodium (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB). said would help fight a wave of deaths by overdose of the painkiller.
Many people with migraine attacks use triptans to relieve pain. Triptans work by promoting The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk "is
constriction of blood vessels and blocking pain pathways in the brain. A single-tablet combina- finalizing revisions to the laws that will add these precursors to the list of
tion of sumatriptan and naproxen sodium (Treximet) has proved to be more effective in reliev- controlled substances in Mexico. We encourage the rapid approval of these
ing migraine symptoms than either medication on its own. reviews," U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson said in Mexico City
For more information on identifying and treating sinus or migraine headaches, contact Dr. on Tuesday as a two-day conference on fentanyl kicked off. Over 33,000
Scott Haufe at Healthmark Walk-In Clinic, (850) 951-4556. people died in the United States in 2015 from opioid-related overdoses,
including heroin or fentanyl, a 72 percent jump from a year earlier, Jacobson
Women's Health Symposium Called said. Among last year's victims was music superstar Prince, coroners said.
"Balancing Life, Body and Soul" on Thursday, "Current trends indicate that this figure will rise in 2016 and 2017," Jacob-
May 18th with Guest Speaker Dianne Guthmul- son said, underscoring that halting the trade in opioids and other illicit drugs
ler. Doors Open at 4:30 P.M. at the DeFuniak is "a No.1 priority for my government." During the conference, U.S. and
Springs Community Center. The event begins Mexican law enforcement and regulatory agencies will share best practices
at 5:30. Admission is one nonperishable food for the detection, identification, analysis and management of fentanyl with
item. The special events committee of Mexican forensic scientists. The scientists are also being trained on the
DeFuniak Springs will sponsor a Free Movie protocols for handling and storing fentanyl, as ingesting or absorbing even
on Friday, May 19th at 7:30 P.M. at the Lake- small amounts through the skin can be lethal, experts say. Alberto Elias
yard Amphitheater on Circle Drive. Beltran, a Mexican deputy attorney general responsible for international
The movie is titled, "Sing". Call 850-892-8500 affairs, said tackling the problem would require better knowledge on
for more information and also on May 19th is a Take Care of your PETS! consumption habits, seizures, modes of concealment, and manufacturing and
Fish Fry to benefit Amber Williams from 11 distribution.
A.M. until 6 P.M. at the Lakeyard Amphithea-
ter on Circle Drive. Fish Fry Tickets are
$10.00. Go to www.theworthytree.com to read
Amber's Story and purchase tickets.
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Selling?
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Letter to the: Saltwater Grill Welcomes Chef Chris Joyner as Executive Chef
LGBT group taking gay pride
Dear Frank,
Seasoned Chef Chris Joyner Becomes Executive Chef at Saltwater T-shirt case to state Supreme Court
Grill in Panama City Beach
I have known you almost 7 years now. Critics of a Kentucky appellate court’s decision allowing a T
We watched you raise your 2 daughters Saltwater Grill in Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the -shirt printer to refuse the business of a LGBT organization
as a single father. You did an amazing appointment of Chris Joyner as Executive Chef starting in mid-May on religious grounds have decided to file a legal appeal of
job too! They are wonderful girls! 2017. Originally from Ashford, AL, Chris is a Navy veteran with the action to the state’s highest court.
Many of us parents met you thru the submarine experience. Located in Panama City since 1999, Chris The Lexington Human Rights Commission’s decision
soccer and basketball coaching you did attended Gulf Coast State College receiving a degree Culinary
follows the group’s second consecutive legal defeat in its
for the YMCA here in Freeport. Again, Management in 2002.
battle with Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals, a T-shirt
with great success, you managed to show
company. In 2012, Adamson refused a LGBT group’s
fun as you ran the kids for exercise. You Chris grew his culinary reputation at Watercolor Inn & Resort on
request to make T-shirts promoting a gay pride festival
taught the fundamentals enough to have 30A working at Fish out of Water, promoted to Sous Chef, and then
because doing so would violate his Christian beliefs.
most of those kids become players as Chef de Cuisine at the Baithouse Restaurant, which was featured in
they went on into Middle School and After the Lexington Human Rights Commission (LHRC)
Southern Living. Leaving Watercolor, Chris became Chef and Part-
High School. Won Championships too! ner at Onano Neighborhood Café in Rosemary Beach, an upscale, ruled that Adamson had violated the city’s fairness
I want to Thank you personally for ordinance, he took the group to court and won. The LHRC
coastal Italian restaurant that specialized in seafood and fresh pas-
introducing Savannah to basketball as then asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to review the
tas. His experience also includes opening Coast Food & Wine in
you did. She was solely into soccer. Grayton Beach as Chef and Partner. The restaurant was an upscale, decision, and Friday it lost again in a 2-1 vote.
They way you told her how there are casual seafood restaurant with an emphasis on local ingredients “We were surprised and disappointed about the court’s
only so many ‘gifted kids’ who can decision. Last night, our board unanimously voted to file for
popular with the locals.
dribble and shoot with the style she a discretionary review. Our position remains the same, that is
possessed. The light was lit by your it was about the message being printed then Hands On
With such a rich journey through the local culinary scene as a cook,
words, (that was back in 6th grade). She chef, partner in many wonderful 30A restaurants, Chris is a natural Originals would have declined to do the work immediately.
never let down a basketball ever since fit at Saltwater Grill. He is firmly committed to the area, as is his It wasn’t until they found out what event the shirts were for
you taught her. It shocked us. that they had a problem.”
wife of 12 years, Betty, an English professor at Gulf Coast State
I wanted to let you know how much our College. Adamson, who has been represented by the Alliance Defend-
family Thanks you, for she has earned a ing Freedom with support from the Becket Fund for
Basketball Scholarship thru Troy Religious Liberty, said he never had any intention to be
We are pleased that this seasoned chef will be on the Saltwater Grill
University last year. team and ask you to come by and sample the talent and skill of our hostile to gays or refuse their business. “I never thought liv-
Every game I watch her play, I remem- new executive chef, Chris Joyner. ing out my faith would be the cause of so much contro-
ber how much of an impact you made versy,” “People often ask me why I made that decision. Here
upon our daughters life. You are a is what I tell them: I will work with any person, no matter
About Saltwater Grill:
wonderful Man and I know for a Fact who they are, no matter what their belief systems are. But
As soon as you enter the Panama City Beach restaurant, you will be
that every child you had made contact when they present a message that conflicts with my religious
wowed by the panoramic view of the 25,000-gallon tropical saltwa-
with you made them smile. You made ter aquarium. Both the Café dining room and our more intimate beliefs, that’s not something that I can print. That’s the line
the sport of running, fun. You showed Mermaid Room offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its for me.
them teamwork, which helped them ”The city’s fairness ordinance prohibits businesses that cater
nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. The Gulf fresh seafood and
make more friends in school as they to the public from discriminating against people based on
choice steaks are amazing. If you are in the mood for Maine Lob-
grew older. sexual orientation. The appellate court’s chief judge, Joy A.
ster, you can choose your own from the live lobster tank. After din-
Not many folks realize how much a Kramer, wrote in the majority opinion that what Adamson
ner, order a drink or two and enjoy the vocal stylings of Michael
great teacher or coach can become to a objected to was spreading a gay group’s message of pride in
Rorah at the only piano bar in Panama City Beach.
child. Teaching respect, discipline and their sexual orientation – not the fact that they were gay.
sportsmanship. Mr. Wolfe you did an Adamson, who says that he has regularly employed and
If you are interested in setting up a meeting with Chris, please email served LGBT individuals and serves everyone regardless of
awesome job and many of us parents Jill Tanner at Jill@clutchmediaworks.com.
wish there were more people like you race, gender or sexual orientation, says he feels vindicated
helping others as much as you do. Editor OP: After receiving the numerous comments and E- but that he still may have to defend his right to free speech.
Ralph & Patricia mails about the Jail situation. I am pleased to announce that we “In my case, thankfully the legal system has worked,”
were contacted by the sheriff and he thanked us for printing what Adamson says. “[The court] found that I do not refuse to do
the people say and feel. It is all in attempt to correct the wrong business because of who people are, but because of the
doing’s, making the deputies seem more approachable and help- messages that I’m asked to print. We’re so grateful for that
ful. ruling. But that decision is not set in stone.”
The comments made were in no way meant to shame or discredit Adamson maintains his belief that religious liberty is the first
anyone in the system of corrections. The job is one that no one and most important freedom.
would like to do. Everyday there is a challenge waiting to test

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Open House Event
Saturday May 20th, 2017 from 1-5pm
Freeport Marina
(Aka Marina Village at LaGrange Bayou)
621 Marina village Blvd. Freeport, Florida

850-835-2035
Shrimp Boil - Cookout - Music - Vendors Raffles 50/50 Drawings
Freeport Marina Invites all the Public to our 1st Annual Open House/Shrimp Boil/Cookout. We will have good food, music, vendors, raffles and a 50/50 drawing
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We will be accepting donations of $8 per tray of shrimp boil (a generous portion Shrimp, Sausage, Potatoes and Corn)
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We will also be accepting donations to benefit the local Alaqua Animal Refuge. All proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle
tickets and 50% of all food donation profits will go to the charity too.
***Thank You for supporting Our local Small Business and Helping provide Much Needed donations for charities