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Day care owner facing first-degree murder Staff Report Thelma Denise Lowery, the Milton day care owner accused in the death of 16-month-old Brodie Michael Kent, was Lowery indicted on a first-degree murder charge on Nov. 4. William Eddins, state attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced the indictment last week. Investigators said Kent died as a result of injuries sustained Oct. 24 while in the care of Lowery, owner of Lowery’s Little Angels Day Care. Police said his injuries were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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19 fatalities prompt south Santa Rosa bicycle-pedestrian plan By Romi White The statistics are shocking. Since 2006 there have been 110 accidents involving bicycles or pedestrians along the congested U.S. 98 corridor between Navarre and Gulf Breeze. Nineteen were fatal.

In an effort to engage the community in developing a plan to improve transportation safety in the south end of the county, Santa Rosa County staff, with support from West Florida Regional Planning Council staff, facilitated focus group meetings in Gulf Breeze, Navarre and Tiger Point.

“We've had people killed,” said Tiger Point resident Margaret Cunningham who serves on the Community Traffic Safety Team managed by the state Department of Transportation.“We need help. Just something to get people off the road." The safety team identifies dan-

gerous areas for bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicles and proposes potential solutions. Team members participate in community events to promote traffic safety, and toward that end Cunningham attended the Nov. 12 focus group meeting.


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Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted Nov. 13 to delay the deadline for residential beach lease fee payments until March 31. The board is awaiting federal legislation which could effectively end leases by providing fee simple ownership. In the meantime, the commission is planning a January workshop to determine whether or not it has a legal remedy that could provide relief. “We're trying to get there. It's just slow," said CommissionVice Chairman Don Salter.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Nov. 17 announced $34.3 million in funding for nine Florida conservation projects related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including one award specific to Santa Rosa County. As part of the funding, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was allocated $1.5 million for the Escribano Point region of theYellow River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located northwest of the community of Holley. The funding will be used to acquire an additional 590 acres for the WMA.

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Santa Rosa County installed its new Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. From left, District 1 Jayer Williamson, District 2 Bob Cole, District 3 Don Salter, District 4 Rob Williamson and District 5 Lane Lynchard.

Three Santa Rosa County commissioners were sworn in for four-year terms Tuesday morning. Incumbent Robert“Bob”Cole is beginning his fourth term, and two commissioners with the same last name, Williamson, are now serving on the board. “Staff cannot recall another time when two sitting commissioners had the same last names,”Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka said. Although they share a surname, District 1 Commissioner Jayer Williamson and District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson are not related. County Judge Robert Hilliard, a former District 1 commissioner, administered the commissioners’ Nov. 18 oath of office – five months after Gov. Rick Scott temporarily appointed Jayer Williamson to the seat which was previously held by his late father, Jim, who passed away in April. Jayer won the special election to replace his dad June 20 after no challengers qualified for the District 1 race.


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ince the one-cent sales tax to build a new courthouse failed a few weeks ago, we put our heads together in the newsroom and came up with a few creative ways to fund the replacement of the dilapidated building. The tried-and-true fundraisers immediately came to mind, including a bake sale and a carwash. Who doesn’t love baked goods? And with the holidays right around the corner, people are in the market for some homemade pumpkin pie and sugar cookies. After the record low temps over the last two days, we took the carwash off the table. We support a new courthouse, but there’s not enough hot cocoa in world that would get us outside in that cold. The weather is about right for a chili cookoff, though. Make a batch of your best chili and attendees will have to pay to try it. The money raised will go to the courthouse. It didn’t take long for our creative brainstorming to really take off. We can host an event with a silent auction – items would include the air conditioning wall units and the space heaters currently in use at the courthouse. The staff would have to go without for a little while, but there’s money to be made here and we need to take advantage of every opportunity we have. We could also host a holiday fair with an indoor dunking

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booth – take your best shot and know your money is going to a good cause. We’ve seen firsthand what a community on a mission can do. Look at the restrooms over at Navarre Park. That was a 100-percent (except materials) volunteer effort, and those restrooms were up and running in almost no time. As the saying goes, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. In Navarre, if you want something done at all, you have to do it yourself. So once the money from our fundraisers starts rolling in, we’re going to ask James Dabney, the force behind the restrooms, to lead the courthouse effort. Forget about downtown Milton or Pea Ridge. If we’re paying for this thing, it’s going in Navarre. The more we think about it, the more we realize how much easier it would have been to institute the tax, especially since tourists would be pitching in. At least then the burden wouldn’t fall on our – or James Dabney’s – shoulders.

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Navarre’s Quentin Randolph, 20, out-jumps the Escambia defender to pull in this pass from quarterback Mattew Webb. The Raiders defeated the Gators 44-30 in the first round of playoff competition. Navarre next plays at Choctaw High School on Friday.

1. I voted for the downtown location for the courthouse, planning to vote for the tax funding until the last minute. I heard the commissioners could put it wherever they wanted no matter what, so I voted“No.”Was it true they could have? What a shame. We almost had the much needed courthouse defeating the special interests who wanted it elsewhere! The county seat location was the least expensive too! 2. An 18-year-old university student is now a West Virginia senator! WOW! Her platform? Biblical issues, hallelujah? The Holy Spirit arranged that, warning America to return to God!“The nations that forget God will be turned into Hell!” It’s not too late. President Obama should abandon his arrogant threats to use executive orders continuing his unilateral M.O. (Modus operandi,) promoting socialism. Americans reject Obama’s keeping America chaotic. Obama must cooperate with Congress! It might reverse the fact that he’s been our most leftist president ever! 3. Our president didn’t lift a finger to help U. S. Marine Tahmooressi, incarcerated in the Mexican prison for 214 days. Some lobbied for him. Thank God for Montel Williams. The marine’s sudden release startled the administration. God did it! The Almighty answered the effectual, fervent prayers of His people! God bless us as only He can. Maranatha! Chrys Holley, Milton Editor’s note: The courthouse location was binding.

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Out and About By Sandi Kemp, Publisher The Navarre Garden Club will host Santa’s Workshop craft fair at the Navarre Conference Center this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be art, crafts, gifts and baked goods. The Santa Rosa Kids’ House is having its fifth annual Festival of Trees this weekend. Friday night will start the festivities with the Christmas Jingle at the Imogene Theatre in Milton. The Jingle Bell Run will happen with or without you on Dec. 6. However, we hope it is with you so you can sport the long-sleeve festive T-shirt for the remainder of this holiday season and many more to come. This is fun family friendly event has become a tradition for many. Each entrant is given a jingle bell for their shoelaces. You can bring your skates, skateboards, leashed wellbehaved pets, and there are prizes for the most spirited participants - as well as lots of door prizes. Hot Chocolate and goodies will be served at the finished line. The T-shirts have become collectors’ items. If more register soon – the foundation can order more shirts. However, if there is a rush at the end - a shirt will not be guaranteed - but the chamber foundation always does their best accommodate everyone. Bottom line - if you are even thinking about it - register now. Go to and search for Navarre Jingle Bell Run. Or – go to and follow the jingle bells. Mark your calendar for the 20th annual Christmas in the Park on Dec. 6. There will be a marketplace, live entertainment, Santa’s Workshop, Christmas parade, and the lighting of the Navarre Park Tree. Want to lose weight before the holidays? Check out Metabolic Research Center’s ad. If you enroll today, you will get December for free. What a deal! It is “open enrollment” for a lot of insurances – including government “civilian” employees. A good thing to do is to send your current doctor your list of choices to see which insurance company he or she gets along with – better than some. For example – Vision Plans. I use Navarre Family Eye Care. I emailed a list of plans that I was offered and they told me which ones work best with their office. I use to work exclusively in employee benefits for a hospital, so I know there is a big difference between providers. Also, in case you didn’t know, a lot of vision care plans can limit what can be offered to patients and have taken the making and delivering of eye wear out of their hands. This means that the quality control is up to someone else and can make the eye clinic look like the bad guy when it’s not. So if you have a chance to change your vision, dental or medical insurance, check with your preferred provider. They deal with insurance on a daily basis and can help you with your decision making process. Quote of the Week: “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” –Walt Disney (1901–1966) American entrepreneur & entertainment icon







LOCAL LAWN EXPERT PUBLISHES NEW BOOK Local lawn expert Skip Orth, owner of Father and Son Landscape has just published his new book What Every Home Owner on the Emerald Coast Needs to Know About Lawn Care. Skip says that the book is compilation of his many years of experience at solving lawn problems. "All of the information in this book comes from my personal experience dealing directly with troubled lawns. It's very practical information about things you should and should not do to your lawn and why." In the book, Skip addresses many concerns and frustrations commonly expressed by home owners trying to keep their lawn healthy. "I talk about how to recognize specific pests and diseases, the proper way to water your lawn, the different types of turf grasses used in Florida and a lot more." Skip feels one of the most important issues he addresses in the book is how to gauge a healthy lawn. He says we have been given unrealistic expectations about our lawns through the marketing efforts of fertilizer companies. He also talks about why in this area it is so difficult to grow a consistently nice lawn. "Mother Nature never intended for turf grass to be grown in our region. So if you are going to remove all the pine trees, scrub

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By Jeff Vance Financial Advisor Edward Jones

Charitable giving pays off … for everyone

Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving may be on your mind.Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less“taxing”for yourself. Specifically, by making charitable contributions, you may be able to receive some valuable tax breaks.To claim a deduction, though, you need to itemize your taxes, and you need to make sure that the organization you’re supporting is qualified, from a tax-deductibility standpoint. If you’re unsure whether a group is qualified, just ask to see its letter from the IRS. (Many organizations now post these letters on their websites.) Here’s how the charitable tax deduction works: If you give $200 to a qualified charity, and you’re in the 25 percent tax bracket, you can deduct $200, with a tax benefit of $50, when you file your 2014 taxes. Consequently, the net“cost”of your donation is just $150 ($200 minus the $50 tax savings). Of course, you are not confined to making cash gifts. In fact, if you donate certain types of non-cash assets, you may be able to increase your tax benefits. Suppose you give $1,000 worth of stock in ABC Company to a charitable group. If you’re in the 25 percent bracket, you’ll be able to deduct $250 when you file your taxes. And by donating the ABC stock, you can avoid paying the capital gains taxes that would be due if you had eventually sold the stock yourself. Keep in mind that if you want to deduct your contributions for the 2014 tax year, you’ll need to make your gifts by Dec. 31. One more reminder: Retain your paperwork. If you made gifts totaling more than $250 to any single charity — or non-cash contributions of any items worth more than $500 — the IRS requires written acknowledgments for your contributions. If you want to take a longerterm approach to charitable giving, while incorporating your gifts in planning for your estate, you might want to consider establishing a charitable remainder trust. Under this arrangement, you’d place some assets, such as stocks or real estate, into a trust, which could then use these assets to pay you a lifetime income stream. When you establish the trust, you may be able to receive an immediate tax deduction based on the charitable group’s “remainder interest”— the amount the charity is likely to ultimately receive. (This figure is determined by an IRS formula.) Upon your death, the trust would relinquish the remaining assets to the charitable organization you’ve named. This type of trust can be complex, so to create one, you’ll need to work with your tax and legal advisors. While the tax benefits associated with charitable giving are significant, they should not, ultimately, drive your gifting decisions.You should also consider the effect your gift will have on the other areas of your estate considerations — so make sure you communicate your plans to your family members. In any case, though, be as generous as you can this holiday season and in the years to come.Your generosity will be a rewarding experience — for everyone. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones Investments is located at 9540 Navarre Parkway. To learn more about this and other topics call 850 936-0531or email



Bindu Institute offers full-scale holistic care er to treat patients. Ellis started a parent group which she hopes will benefit local moms and dads. “I don’t think there’s anything like that in this area,” she said.“Parents can benefit from other parents.” She said the group’s purpose is to help parents develop relationships with each other so they can share their experiences and become better parents. For more information on The Bindu Institute, visit

By Ashley Varese The Bindu Institute, a holistic psychotherapy practice located at 1913 Highway 87, recently opened its doors and celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday, Nov. 13. “The philosophy behind the Bindu Institute, the founding principle, is that we have to work on the whole person,”Don Harrison, owner and licensed mental health counselor, said. “Counseling is not enough.” The institute is a full-scale practice that offers counseling, consulting and coaching for all ages. The focus is on holistic healing, and the staff aims to bring balance into their clients’lives. The idea of the Bindu Institute is to bring a variety of services under one roof so therapists and practitioners can work together to best serve their clients. Harrison, along with Trinity Ellis, Maegan Glidden and Jeanne Nelson make up the core staff, and each brings his or her own specialty to the table. Harrison specializes in addiction, posttraumatic stress disorder, and is a SMART Recovery facilitator. SMART stands for self-management and recovery training, which assists those with addiction. Ellis specializes in parenting, family dynamics,

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Don Harrison, owner of The Bindu Institute on Highway 87, cuts the ribbon at the center’s open house on Nov. 13.

Trinity Ellis painted a mural in her play therapy room that is welcoming to children. communication and relationships. Glidden is also a SMART Recovery facilita-

tor, and she has experience in grief therapy, women’s issues and chronic pain. Nel-

son specializes anger resolution, teenage defiance, substance abuse and life skills. Ellis, a registered mental health counselor intern who will work with children up to age 11, painted a welcoming mural that brings the outdoors into her play therapy room. Some of her methods include play techniques and art therapy. “Anyone, regardless of who they are, can use mental health help,”Ellis said. “Nobody (has) a stress-free life.” She said people can benefit from the Bindu Institute because the facility brings a variety of services togeth-

The Bindu Institute helps clients in the following areas: Anxiety Depression Relationship problems Identity confusion Work-related difficulties Eating disorders Body image concerns Obsessions/compulsions Persistent self-critical thoughts Psychosomatic illness Parenting difficulties Sexual dissatisfaction Lack of motivation Trouble concentrating or studying Trauma Loss/grief Writer's block

Chamber honors Member and Business of the Month

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce named the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council its October Member of the Month. The council’s highlights include hosting the fifth annual Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting Festival and Soft Pack National Championship, raising $6,700 for the Navarre Beach Marine Park. Pictured from left, Nicole Dees, Susan Poggione, Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jim Taylor, and Liz Horton. Submitted photos

Business Briefs Costa Enterprises McDonald’s to donate “Coffee for A Cause” Costa Enterprises is launching “Coffee For A Cause” at all of their McDonald’s locations throughout Northwest Florida. For every McCafe coffee purchased on any Monday throughout the year, they will donate 50 percent of their coffee proceeds to a different local charity each month. Charities include Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; Fisher House Foundation of the Emerald Coast; Children in Crisis; Children’s Advocacy Center; Fellowship to Christian Athletes; Taylor Haugen Foundation; and Ronald McDonald House. Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast luncheon The luncheon takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Gulf Breeze. The networking meeting is designed for women in business and is open to any type of business. Participants will have an opportunity to share information about her company. For additional information, call Kolleen at 850-5290908 or visit Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce events Military Affairs Council Meeting, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Economic Development Committee, Dec. 2, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Commerce & Coffee Monthly Member-

ship Breakfast, Dec. 5, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Florida Small Business Development Center events A workshop titled “Franchise Basics” is scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will receive a franchise overview, including how to evaluate, choosing the right franchise, the top low-cost franchises and questions you should ask or answer before buying. Pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited. The fee is $40. The Dec. 3 edition of Lunch-n-Learn will discuss using non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements on Dec. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. at the FSBDC at UWF, Pensacola. Learn the differences in these three types of agreements and why they should be used to protect your business. There is no cost for this workshop. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Feel free to bring your lunch and eat during the presentation. The speaker will be Marcus Huff of Beggs & Lane, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. A seminar titled “Starting a Business” will help individuals learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation; legal business structures; regulations and licensing; taxation; finding capital; and more. Pre-registration recommended as seating is limited to 18 attendees. Thawanna Keaton, manager, SBDC at UWF will speak at the event located at the FSBDC at UWF, Pensacola. The fee is $35.

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce named East River Smokehouse the October Business of the Month. The restaurant has been in Navarre for many years and owner James Dabney recently led a volunteer effort to construct restrooms in Navarre Park. Pictured from left, Mike Sandler, Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jim Taylor, Dabney and Michelle Massey, chairman of the chamber’s mentor committee.



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‘All in a day’s laugh’ Teacher of the Year nominee keeps students on their toes

Holley Navarre Middle School hosts Turkey Puff game A girl’s physical education fundraiser will pit eighth-grade girls against one another in a football game while eighthgrade boys will be on hand to cheer Nov. 22 from 9:30 a.m. at the HNMS football field. There is a $5 registration fee for participants and tickets are $2. PSC Biological Sciences receive skull donation Pensacola veterinarian Dr. Cliff Owen has donated 54 museumquality skulls to Pensacola State College’s Biological Sciences Department. The authentic mammalian skulls range from very small rodents to very large carnivores and bovids. Matt Drum, PSC Biological Sciences Department head, said Owen and his late wife, Sandra Kay Owen, spent more than 25 years compiling the array of skulls. “Many of the specimens require special permits to collect, and for that, could be considered very rare,” Drum said. “We are currently cataloging the skulls and then will rotate many of them in the glass cases located in the front of the Planetarium, Building 21, so that students and the community can see them.” The skulls also will be used in PSC zoology courses and in the Biological Sciences Department’s educational outreach collaborations that expose children to science, such as MESS Hall and PEGASUS Camp. “My daughter went to PSC, and I had the pleasure to teach in the biology department some years ago,” Owen said. “I really enjoyed the students and hope they find the skulls as interesting as I do.” “Dr. Owen had served on an advisory board for the zoology technology program and taught a course in anatomy for the program,” Drum said. “When he saw a newscast about PEGASUS, he thought we would benefit from the addition of the specimens.”

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Ashley Kesterson Hall, who was nominated as Teacher of the Year at Holley-Navarre Middle School, makes a face while quizzing her seventh-grade students on the Constitution. “I would teach the neigh- “People look at us and say borhood kids in the garage,” that we’re out there,”Kestershe said.“I made them bring son Hall said.“But that’s what works. The adminisSitting in Ashley Kester- their own snack.” Kesterson Hall has spent tration knows we’re whacky son Hall’s classroom, it’s tough to get a straight her 17-year career at the and they take it in stride.” Both teachers say they answer out of her. Not that middle school, and she and she’s dodging questions – her co-teacher, Pam Rose, feed off of their students. quite the opposite, actual- are always looking for fresh “When they get us, we turn ly. She’s jumping from top- ideas to keep their students it up,”Kesterson Hall said. The kids never know what ic to topic, her excitement on their toes. Whether that means to expect from one day to contagious. She’s one of those peo- dressing up as Paul Revere the next. “The thing behind her ple who doesn’t have an off or wearing a wig made switch – which serves her entirely out of cotton balls humor is that she’s very passionate about well as a seventh-grade civics while impersonating King George III, the two her job,” teacher. “We’re up against video teachers, who are games, and besides jump- also best friends, ing through a burning hoop,” go to great Kesterson Hall said,“you lengths to keep have to know how to keep their students engaged. it fun.” She was named Teacher of theYear at Holley-Navarre Middle School and will compete against 32 teachers for the countywide title. The South Carolina native knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was 5 years Pam Rose, left, and Ashley Kesterson Hall dress up during the seventh-grade civics classes’ trial of King George III. old. By Ashley Varese

Rose said.“Sometimes people don’t see that because of her humor.” Kesterson Hall is wary about sounding cliché when discussing her love for teaching. Her enthusiasm is a clear indication that it’s not an empty statement. “And it makes a difference because I work with my best friend and the students get us,” she said. “They’re willing to go along for the ride.” Kesterson Hall said the administration is very supportive. “We have an administrators who allow us to be the way we are and accept us,”she said.“Our administration is very open to how we reach the kids.” She participates in extracurricular activities, including PBS, Positive Behavior Support Program, which acknowledges students for positive character traits. Kesterson Hall knows she has a big responsibili-

ty to her class. “In civics, we teach them how to be engaged citizens for the rest of their lives,” she said.“They don’t see it now, but they will.” She said the distinction as Teacher of theYear is humbling. “I’m not one to shine the spotlight on me,”she said. “I really appreciate it. Who doesn’t want to be acknowledged for the work they put in?” Rose said the honor is well deserved. “Watching Ashley teach, just her normal energy with the students is very, very active,”she said.“Not that she’s silly when she’s asking serious questions, they just never know what she’s going to say.” Rose appreciates their professional relationship. “She has challenged me and made me into such a better teacher than I was before,” Rose said.“We’ve learned a lot from each other.”

NHS food drive will help many this holiday season Staff Report


A CELEBRATION FOR EVERYONE! November 21st & 22nd • Imogene Theater – Milton CHRISTMAS JINGLE November 21st, Friday 5 – 8 pm $5 Donation (Children 12 and under FREE) Groups of 20+ only $4 pp A fun evening for the whole family Tour all the beautiful trees, door designs, & centerpieces And enjoy a sweet treat FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE November 22nd, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm Free visit through the market For a great shopping adventure SANTA will be there to visit the children! Cookie Decorating for the children Tour all the beautiful trees, door designs & centerpieces $5 Donation (Children 12 and under Free) Groups of 20+ only $4pp

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Saturday Evening, 7 – 11 pm $50 per person, Cocktail Attire Silent Auction of the Holiday Decorations Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Beverages & Music Live Auction at 9 pm Tickets available at the Santa Rosa Kids’ House 623-1112 WE NEED YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO ATTEND! All proceeds will support the Santa Rosa Kids’ House LIKE our Facebook Page Visit our website at

For more information contact: Tamie Peterson at 850-393-8124 •

Whether it’s football or a food drive, Gulf Breeze High School is no match for the Raiders. Navarre High students collected 4,192 canned goods and nonperishable items compared to Gulf Breeze’s 2,554 during the fifth annual Caring and Sharing Beach Soup Bowl Cup food collection. The results were announced when the rival schools played their end-of-season matchup on Nov. 7. Caring and Sharing awarded the traveling trophy to NHS principal Brian Noak and SGA Sponsor Jenna Hughes. “The schools’challenge and food drive program is a hungerdefeating success for the 200 families who qualified and requested support this holiday season,”Caring and Sharing President Ann Thompson said in a press release. The food items will be used in food boxes organized and distributed to Caring and Sharing clients during Thanksgiving distribution from Nov. 21 through 23. The purpose of the Caring and Sharing Beach Soup Bowl is to create awareness of the need to feed families in South Santa Rosa County and to inspire students with the gift of giving. For more information, or to volunteer by packing food boxes, call Caring and Sharing at 850-396-0321, or visit Financial contributions are also needed and are tax deductible; they can be sent to Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County, Inc., P.O. Box 5521, Navarre, FL 32566.

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From left, Caring and Sharing President Ann Thompson awards the traveling trophy once again to Navarre High Principal Brian Noack and SGA Sponsor Jenna Hughes after the Raiders collected 4,192 canned goods and nonperishable items compared to Gulf Breeze High School’s 2,554.

Age: 17 Class: 2015 Parents: Dee Dee Richards and DJ Hernandez School subject: Math Extracurricular activity: Student to Student president, yearbook staff, Raider News Crew Hobbies: Watch movies Car: Jeep Wrangler (own) VW Bug (want) Store: Thrift store Musical Artist: Blink 182, Haim, A Day to Remember Movie: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” TV show: Don’t have one Cafeteria food must-have: Chocolate Last book read that wasn't required: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Pet peeve: When people crack their back. Person most admired: My dad Person I'd like to meet: Tim Burton Items always in my locker: Mirror, whiteboard, binders First job: KFC cashier Top accomplishment: Getting accepted into college and becoming president of my club. When my club got recognized by the county School Board. After-graduation plans: Get my bachelor’s in film at Full Sail University. Career goal: Hopefully move to Hollywood to work at a movie studio.


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My Pet World By Steve Dale, Tribune Media Services

North Carolina agency offers pet training for veterans

Veteran’s best friend By Sharon Meyers The Dispatch of Lexington

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Representatives with Saving Grace K-9's in Lexington want every veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to have someone to help them in their darkest hour, especially if it's their own furry best friend. The nonprofit organization is one of the few organizations in the United States that allows veterans to use their own pets to be trained as a certified service animal or emotional support animal. For those who do not own an animal, the organization also trains rescue dogs referred from the Humane Society. Brigette Parsons, director of Saving Grace K-9's, said she has always felt the desire to help others who are in need, especially veterans who return home with physical and mental challenges. "I have always been a dog lover and always knew I wanted to help people," Parsons said. "It just breaks my heart the stigma that gets attached to these people. They are people, too, they just react to things differently, which means you just handle things differently." Parsons opened the nonprofit organization in September. Originally she had been studying to obtain her master's degree in vocational rehab, but while going through the process she realized she wasn't able to reach the people she most wanted to serve. While waiting on approval to become a nonprofit organization, Parsons met Kat Carter, who is a certified dog trainer and owner of Hound's Tooth Academy for Dogs in Lexington. Carter joined Parsons in her efforts to help disabled veterans outside of her regular dog training business. One of the things that Parsons

take medication or bringing things from around the house. . They can be trained for a blocking cue where they might put themselves between the veteran and others to give them that personal space. The dog can also respond to a cue from the veteran when they are getting upset to let them know they are losing control." James Dean is a veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan who suffers from PTSD. He came from Wisconsin to participate in the program specifically because they could train his two dogs, Rebel and Jackson. "Family life sucks when one member can't remember anything or can't handle certain things," Dean said. "Being able to train my own dogs was very important to me. After I came back from being deployed, I had Associated Press photo problems going out even just to Veteran James Dean, left, poses with his dogs, Jackson and Rebel, as well Wal-Mart. This is my eighth week as Saving Grace K-9’s president Brigette Parsons, standing, and trainer in the program, and it has helped Kat Carter, in Lexington, N.C. Jackson and Rebel were trained through me to be able to go out in public. Saving Grace K-9’s I feel more comfortable. Even if I and Carter wanted to do originalAfter an assessment to see if can't take them with me, I can ly was to help unwanted animals the animal is going to qualify to still go out and do what I need to referred to them from the local be trained as an emotional sup- do." The organization depends on Humane Society who may qualify port animal, the veteran comto be an emotional support animal. pletes a six- to eight-week pro- private and corporate donations After several inquiries, they decide gram with the dog. After the orig- for funding as well as the sale to also include animals already inal ESA course, the animal is of gift items and accessories at owned by the veteran. Carter said assessed to determine whether the training location on South there are very few programs for vet- it can be further trained to become Main Street. Parsons and Carter erans that allows them to keep fam- a certified service animal, if need- say it is important to provide ily pets if they qualify for a service ed. Carter said the animals are this free service to those who animal. trained to do specific tasks to easy have sacrificed their lives and "A majority of the programs that the anxiety level of a veteran suf- their mental health for their would provide service animals fering from PTSD or traumatic country. "I'm not going to get rich doing require you to get rid of any other brain injury. animals in your house," Carter said. "Dogs can be trained in many this, but money is not the rea"The only animal you can have is specific tasks to help the veteran son," Parsons said. "Twenty-two that service dog. We understand based on what kind of issue they veterans commit suicide a day. that they are an effective tool, but might be having," Carter said. The veterans are what it's about. these are living creatures. Many "There are various tasks we can They have done so much for our times owners are very bonded with train for such as waking them country. To me, it is obvious. Why their pets." from nightmares, reminder to wouldn't I do this if I can?"

Pet Briefs Hooch for Pooch On Saturday, Nov. 22, The Pensacola Humane Society will bring adoptable dogs looking for homes to Old Hickory Whisky Bar in downtown Pensacola. Stop by for drink specials, free goodies and information about getting involved with the society. And maybe bring home a new best friend. Visit for adoption requirements and photos of adoptable animals. Take home a pet on Black ‘Furday’ The Pensacola Humane Society will offer a special sale – Black “Furday” – on all black animals on Black Friday, Nov. 28, from 9:30

• X-Rays • Vaccinations • Laboratory • Dentistry • Pharmacy • Laser Surgery • Boarding & Baths

a.m. to 4 p.m., in an effort to find forever homes for these under-adopted cats and dogs. Black dogs (older than 5 months) will be available for $40; black cats (older than 6 months) will be available for $10; and black kittens (younger than 6 months) will be available for $30. All other adoption requirements will apply and only black pets will be discounted on that day. Visit for requirements and photos of adoptable animals. The Pensacola Humane Society is a not-forprofit, no-kill shelter that provides food, shelter and love to homeless dogs and cats and is located at 5 North Q St. Hours are 9:30 a.m.

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to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 850-432-4250. Escambia County Animal Shelter cold weather tips for pets As the weather gets colder, Escambia County urges residents to take safety precautions for protecting their pets from the elements. Below are a few tips from Escambia County Animal Services Director John Robinson: If your pet cannot be brought inside, provide a clean, dry shelter for your outdoor pets. Make sure to provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Animals can easily become dehydrated during cold weather.

Never leave a pet in a vehicle during extreme cold. If you leave the car running they can become subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning. While in a non-running vehicle the temperature drops rapidly and the animal can succumb to issues with the cold. In the rare event of ice or snow in our area, make sure that you clean the pads of your pet’s feet after going out to remove ice or any type of ice melting products that may have gotten on them. Make sure to store anti-freeze in a safe place and clean up any spills. Anti-freeze has a sweet smell and taste that attracts pets but is highly toxic.

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Pet travel products make it easier to take all family members on vacation When families take a vacation, increasingly, it's the entire family enjoying the get-away. Nearly a third of all dog owners now take their pets along on vacation, according to the 20132014 American Pet Product Association National Pet Owners Survey. Additionally, 6 percent of cat owners tote their kitties on vacation. In both cases, that's about twice as many pets taking road trips compared to 10 years ago. Travel with pets is most common over the summer or between Thanksgiving and NewYear's. But the process isn't free and easy. More than three quarters of traveling pet owners who don't take their animals on vacation might if there were more pet-friendly accommodations, according to a recent survey commissioned by AAA and Best Western International. Some chains are totally pet friendly, such as Best Western Hotels with 1,600 locations that welcome pets. Other chains are listed at Many hotel/motel policies regarding pets depend on the individual management. When making reservations, get confirmation in writing (via fax or email) that your pet is welcome. Some hotels/motels have weight restrictions, so only pets under a certain number of pounds are welcome. Some accommodations charge extra fees for a pet stay (sometimes refundable if the room isn't damaged and there are no complaints about the pet). No wonder, according to the AAA and Best Western survey, that about a third of all pet owners, at one time or another, have surreptitiously snuck their pets into their rooms. Since most pet owners travel by car, certain precautions are in order. Pets should never sit in lap of the driver or front seat passenger; in fact, in some locales this is illegal. Stop suddenly, and the animal smashes into the front window. When stopping abruptly, an unrestrained pet in the back seat becomes a projectile unless restrained by seat belts or a doggy car seat. Cats should always be kept in a carrier. Touted as the first dog safety car harness or seat belt for dogs, the Roadie, by Ruff Rider, was developed 15 year ago. The equipment was first conceived by Carl Goldberg after he slammed on his brakes to avoid a collision and his 125pound Labrador Retriever was ejected from the back seat and thrown through the windshield, landing on the car's hood. After this frightening incident, a new windshield, and a trip to the veterinarian, Goldberg realized the threat an unrestrained dog presents in a moving vehicle and decided to do something about it. The Roadie has passed examination at facilities that do crash safety tests for people. For info, check; $77.95 to $83.95 Kurgo features a myriad of products designed for pet travel, including four pet restraint options:; $10 to $25. For small dogs, another option is a booster seat, and Kurgo offers several choices:; $36 to $70. When you arrive at your destination, the PetMate Portable Pop Up Den couldn't be handier. This lightweight portable crate features a zippered mesh door and side ventilation panels that can be rolled up to promote air circulation, while allowing your pet to see what's going on. The heavy-duty canvas construction is durable and water resistant. The den features storage pockets for all your dog's travel essentials. It can be set up anywhere in seconds, and includes a carrying case and four ground stakes (except mini-version). Available in a variety of sizes:; $37 to $70. Of course, it's important to always carry water for your pup. Kurgo offers a variety of collapsible travel water bowls for $6 to $10: In fact, perhaps your dog should carry all his or her own supplies. Kurgo offers a couple of canine back packs:; $35 to $50. Keep in mind that while some pets travel well in the car, others get so stressed out that the kindest thing you can do is let them pass on road trips.



TRANSACTIONS Lakewood Manor ■ Seller: Walter L. Bell Buyer: Toni M. Hubble Address: 6433 Berryhill Rd. Date: 09-12-14 Price: $72,000 Las Colinas ■ Seller: Casey B. Baker Buyer: Russell Henderson Address: 5638 Collins Verde Dr. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $217,000 Legend Creek Estates ■ Seller: James F. Ard Buyer: William S. Spiegel Address: 3760 Legend Creek Dr. Date: 09-22-14 Price: $1,000 ■ Seller: Marion D. Clark et al Buyer: Selina J. Lee Address: 3861 Legend Creek Dr. Date: 10-03-14 Price: $33,000 Lighthouse Pointe Seller: John G. Morgan Buyer: Geoffrey S. Ilgenfritz Address: 1755 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. Date: 10-03-14 Price: $192,900 ■ Seller: Joseph R. Prokop Buyer: Emery D. Shoemaker Address: 6477 Sandkey Cove Date: 09-15-14 Price: $170,000 Lionsgate ■ Seller: Nancy W. Greenfield Buyer: Jacqueline A. Colley Address: 3085 Windward Cove Date: 09-30-14 Price: $195,000 Magnolia Harbor ■ Seller: Advanced Enterprises Buyer: Sunset Custom Homes Address: 2183 W Hwy.98 Date: 10-02-14 Price: $37,500 Magnolia Village ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Richard A. Forbes Address: 1832 Lindsey Magnolia Ct. Date: 09-29-14 Price: $224,000 Meadows ■ Seller: Whitworth Builders Buyer: Marie L. Clemens Address: 9618 Meadow Wood Ln. Date: 09-16-14 Price: $284,000 ■ Seller: Whitworth Builders Buyer: Nancy A. Cirigliano Address: 9627 Misty Meadow Ln. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $285,900 Melissa Oaks, ■ Seller: Bobbie J. Spencer Buyer: Matthew P. Richey Address: 1930 Melissa Oaks Dr. Date: 09-12-14 Price: $235,000 Milton ■ Seller: CPM Holdings Buyer: Capstone Adaptive Learning Address: 2912 North E St. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $208,000 ■ Seller: Mathes of Alabama Electric Supply Buyer: Stuart Norris Address: 5905 Starlite Dr. Date: 10-02-14 Price: $66,000 Nantahala, ■ Seller: Samuel A. Sharp Buyer: David S. Higginbotham Address: 700 S Norton Ave. Date: 09-23-14 Price: $129,000 Navarre Beach Residential ■ Seller: Kathryn T Conlin et al Buyer: John C. Bradshaw Address: 8626 E 100th Place Date: 09-20-14 Price: $385,000 ■ Seller: James R. Baker Buyer: David S. Darr Address: 9190 N 1100 West Date: 09-29-14 Price: $178,500 ■ Seller: Michael Henderson Buyer: Robert N. McDavid Address: 780 Cartwright Rd. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $121,000 Navarre S/D, ■ Seller: Summit Bank Buyer: Bobby J. Guthrie Address: 6874 Leisure St. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $120,000 ■ Seller: Bank of New York Mellon Buyer: Lois Wible Address: 2516 Water Oak Cr. Date: 09-09-14 Price: $36,000 ■ Seller: Fannie Mae Buyer: Roberto B. Acosta Address: 2041 Esplanade St. Date: 09-12-14 Price: $124,000

■ Seller: Frances C. Little PR Buyer: Wible and Wible Address: 2516 Water Oak St. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $24,000 ■ Seller: Advanced Enterprises Buyer: Sunset Custom Homes Address: Date: 10-02-14 Price: $25,000 ■ Seller: Allen L. Crosby, Jr. Buyer: HLOT, Ltd. et al Address: Date: 09-23-14 Price: $32,900 ■ Seller: Allen L. Crosby, Jr. Buyer: HLOT Ltd. et al Address: Date: 09-23-14 Price: $32,900 ■ Seller: Diane D. Davis Buyer: Oscar E. Williams Address: 8234 Escola St. Date: 10-03-14 Price: $273,000

Preserve ■ Seller: Motorcoach Resort at the Preserve Buyer: Fortress Builders Address: Date: 10-02-14 Price: $25,000 ■ Seller: Motorcoach Resort at the Preserve Buyer: Fortress Builders Address: Date: 10-02-14 Price: $25,000 ■ Seller: Motorcoach Resort at the Preserve Buyer: Fortress Builders Address: Date: 10-02-14 Price: $25,000 Regency Highlands ■ Seller: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC Buyer: Paul Wesley Address: 4184 Marcus Ct. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $52,750

■ Seller: Michael E. Crear Buyer: Chad A. Williams Address: 3751 Cotton Gin Lane Date: 09-29-14 Price: $322,000

Reserve Pointe ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Henry Kimball, III Address: 8866 White Ibis Way Date: 09-30-14 Price: $155,340

North Harbor, ■ Seller: Branch Banking Buyer: K. Scott Warrick Address: 5872 Jameson Cr. Date: 09-29-14 Price: $10,175

Riverside Landing ■ Seller: Andrew Dzurissin Buyer: Jerred Brown Address: 2772 Riverside Landing Dr Date: 09-12-14 Price: $178,300

North Ronandale ■ Seller: George A. Vandenabeele Buyer: Michael Schloss Address: 6932 Harvest Way Date: 10-03-14 Price: $5,300

Riverview Estates ■ Seller: State Material LLC Buyer: Ricky Wiggins Builders Address: P.O. Box 3263 Date: 09-30-14 Price: $30,100

North Shores ■ Seller: UIL, Ltd. et al Buyer: George Valovic Address: 1725 Thunderbolt St. Date: 10-09-14 Price: $226,005

■ Seller: State Material LLC Buyer: Ricky Wiggins Builders Address: P.O. Box 3263 Date: 09-30-14 Price: $30,100

Oak Meadows ■ Seller: Alicia M. Keller Buyer: James M. Ward Address: 5967 Meadow Land Ct. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $148,400

Roundup Valley ■ Seller: Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Buyer: David Kirk Address: 6733 Trail Ride S Date: 09-19-14 Price: $84,000

Oriole Beach ■ Seller: George M. Davis Buyer: Cold Smoke Inc. Address: 1826 Escambia Ave. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $24,000

Rustic Ridge Estates ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: David M. Porterfield, Sr. Address: 5805 Rustidc Ridge Cr. Date: 09-29-14 Price: $172,457

Pace Heights ■ Seller: Lillian Pugh Buyer: Jonathan C. Houpt Address: 3500 Creighton #K2 Date: 09-29-14 Price: $59,900

Salana Heights ■ Seller: Deutsche Bank Buyer: Samuel Parker Address: P.O. Box 4442 Date: 10-01-14 Price: $18,800

Pace Mill Creek ■ Seller: UIL, Ltd. et al Buyer: James N. Barcus, Jr. Address: 3903 Flour Mill Cr. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $251,300

Sandy Cove ■ Seller: US Bank Buyer: Charles Schwartz Address: 5875 East Bay Blvd. Date: 09-24-14 Price: $56,800

Palmetto Ridge ■ Seller: Eric D. Kaiser Buyer: Jonathan W. Rogers Address: 6454 Flagler Dr. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $168,000

Santa Rosa Beach ■ Seller: Shelley H. Brunson Buyer: Marc J. Cabassa Address: 924 Aquamarine Dr. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $80,000

Parkers Landing ■ Seller: Roy B. Tharp Buyer: Jerry E. Poteet Address: 9616 Leeward Way Date: 09-17-14 Price: $167,500

Santa Rosa Shores ■ Seller: David T. Clark Buyer: Garrett Washington Address: 136 Hudson Ave. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $202,500

Pass Key ■ Seller: Fannie Mae Buyer: Robert Joyner Address: 4775 Bayside Dr. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $280,000

Santa Rosa Shores East ■ Seller: John D. Wilcox Buyer: Gulf Coast Dream Homes Address: 3753 Monopoly Ct. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $18,500

Pebble Ridge ■ Seller: Veterans Affairs Buyer: Robert Miller Address: 3567 Acey Lowery Rd. Date: 10-14-14 Price: $87,500

Savannah Plantation ■ Seller: Andrew L. Rodgers Buyer: Patrick J. GArdner Address: 1786 Brooke Beach Dr. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $296,000

Pine Ranch ■ Seller: Christopher Rill Buyer: Tyler M. Tracy Address: 2046 Pine Ranch Dr. Date: 09-18-14 Price: $333,000

Sea View Pines ■ Seller: Synovus Bank Buyer: Douglas R. Mroch Address: 7258 Grimms Landing Date: 10-08-14 Price: $250,000

Plantation Woods ■ Seller: Timberland Contractors Buyer: Brian C. Keefe Address: 5611 Rosedown Ct. Date: 10-06-14 Price: $128,000

Sherwood Park ■ Seller: Leonard Slay Buyer: Jason McCullers Address: 1175 Madura Eight Date: 09-19-14 Price: $8,000

Poinciana ■ Seller: Alicemary Young Buyer: Francis J. Young, Jr. Address: 6239 Bay Berry St. Date: 04-21-14 Price: $52,500

Ski Watch Estates ■ Seller: Brian C. Morgan Buyer: Michael Hughes Address: 6624 Ski Lane Date: 09-30-14 Price: $145,000

Point Key ■ Seller: Whitney Bank Buyer: Ingersoll Financial Address: 1101 N Lake DEstiny #450 Date: 09-30-14 Price: $37,000

Sleepy Hammock Farms ■ Seller: Bob Alumbauth Buyer: Frances R. McDuffie Address: 4521 Sleepy Hammock Dr. Date: 04-22-14 Price: $12,500

Trout Bayou ■ Seller: James A. Scott, Jr. Buyer: Chris H. Eubanks Address: 5840 Shady Bayou Lane Date: 09-23-14 Price: $38,000

Sound Haven ■ Seller: Navarre Assets Group LLC Buyer: Fasces LLC Address: 2522 Gates Cr. Date: 09-14-14 Price: $194,000

Twin Hills Estates ■ Seller: Dale C. Crow Buyer: Magan N. Crow Address: 3917 Deerwood Cr. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $65,000

Soundside Moorings ■ Seller: Stanton W. Stout Buyer: Brett W. Nagy Address: 1909 Mooring Dr. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $280,000

Victorian Village ■ Seller: David A. Wynn Buyer: Waylon B. Chapman Address: 3762 Landon Ct. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $182,000

Soundview Woods ■ Seller: Allan L. McLeod, Jr. Buyer: Gery Gotthelf Address: 1309 Soundview Tr. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $870,000

Villa Venyce ■ Seller: Grace Moore Buyer: Susan Winetroub Address: 2802 Venetian Way Date: 10-03-14 Price: $218,500

Spencer Oaks Landing ■ Seller: Dawn Benart Buyer: Kevin E. Fraley, Jr. Address: 4315 Fred Lane Date: 10-06-14 Price: $174,900

Vineyard ■ Seller: Linda A. Noel Buyer: RSB Properties Address: 124 Highpoint Dr. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $85,000

Spencer’s Ridge ■ Seller: Smart Living Buyer: D R Horton Inc. Address: 25366 Profit Dr. Date: 10-02-14 Price: $1,066,000

Vizcaya ■ Seller: Kim Knowlton Buyer: Ricky Wiggins Builders Address: Date: 09-30-14 Price: $31,400

■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Eric J. Miracle Address: 4741 Haggerty Lane Date: 09-19-14 Price: $231,900

Waterford Sound ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Marilyn S Schmacker Address: 1783 Brantley Dr. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $225,600

Star Hill Estates, ■ Seller: Kornelia M. Jolly Buyer: Yon Helson Address: 5530 Andromeda Dr. Date: 09-22-14 Price: $80,000 Stonebrook Village ■ Seller: Deutsche Bank Buyer: David Brown Address: 5100 Conner Ct. Date: 08-21-14 Price: $177,500 Stonechase ■ Seller: Pace Properties Buyer: CHB of NWF Address: Date: 09-22-14 Price: $25,000 Summerset Estates, ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Joe L. Washington Address: 6085 Barefoot Ct. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $263,702 ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Krystal A. Porter Address: 1564 Ripple Ct. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $249,525 Summerwind West ■ Seller: John C. Adams, Jr. Buyer: Miguel I. Arteche Address: 1270 Tyme Castle Way Date: 09-18-14 Price: $365,000 Sunset Harbour Villas ■ Seller: Fannie Mae Buyer: Katherine A. Freeman Address: 7468 Sunset Harbor #221 Date: 07-08-14 Price: $118,000 Tanglewood East ■ Seller: David A. Gunter Buyer: Larry W. Blackwell Address: 6020 Arnies Way Date: 10-10-14 Price: $175,000 Thousand Oaks ■ Seller: Thomas F. Goodale, III Buyer: Jarett Crockett Address: 4664 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $194,000 Tiburon West ■ Seller: Timothy O. MacMurtrie Buyer: Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB Address: 500 Delaware Ave. 11th Date: 09-30-14 Price: $167,487

Waterview Estates ■ Seller: Robert E. Thomas Trustee Buyer: Cassandra L. Sharpe Address: 3109 Waterview Dr. Date: 03-18-14 Price: $4,000 Wellington Heights ■ Seller: Secretary of HUD Buyer: Nancy J. Boucher Address: 7171-B Spanish Trl Date: 09-19-14 Price: $46,000 Wells S/D ■ Seller: Daryl Elliott Buyer: Thomas T. Snider Address: 7451 Chase St. Date: 09-24-14 Price: $40,000 West Wells Beach Road ■ Seller: Robert Adamson Buyer: John Russell Address: 7617 Forrester Rd. Date: 09-18-14 Price: $55,000 Whispering Woods ■ Seller: Lance B. Kelly Buyer: Peter A. Robinson Address: 5747 Whispering Woods Dr. Date: 09-29-14 Price: $239,000 Whitney Pines ■ Seller: Veterans Affairs Buyer: Sarah Wilburn Address: 1414 Homeport Date: 09-30-14 Price: $73,900 Willow Glen ■ Seller: Berryhill Property Buyer: William J. Chapman Address: 5792 Glen Brook Ct. Date: 09-08-14 Price: $155,900 ■ Seller: Berryhill Property Buyer: Henry W. Dickinson Address: 5784 Glen Brook Ct. Date: 10-01-14 Price: $158,900 Windsor Village ■ Seller: Brice B. Mack Buyer: Robert Tappan Address: 7340 Westminster Dr. Date: 10-10-14 Price: $110,000 Winners Gait ■ Seller: D R Horton Inc. Buyer: Michael T. Frost Address: 4363 Winners Gait Cr. Date: 10-03-14 Price: $255,000

Tidal Bay ■ Seller: Robert A. DeJohn, Jr. Buyer: Kevin Wilson Address: 6576 Tidal Bay Dr. Date: 09-09-14 Price: $30,000

Woodbine Estates ■ Seller: B and E Holdings LLC Buyer: John Wilson Address: 5905 Chicato Ave. Date: 10-07-14 Price: $147,500

Tiger Lake ■ Seller: D. Leland Seeley Buyer: Carol A. Brown Trustee Address: 1415 Tiger Lake Dr. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $140,000

Woodcrest Estates ■ Seller: Secretary of HUD Buyer: Jacob Prim Address: 332 E Orange Ave. Date: 09-17-14 Price: $35,672

Tiger Point Village ■ Seller: Mitchell N. Stamitoles Buyer: Guy R. Purser Address: 1349 Ceylon Dr. Date: 09-19-14 Price: $267,500

Woodlore ■ Seller: John C. Van Valkenburg Buyer: Brabara F. Sims Address: 1349 Sanibel Lane Date: 10-10-14 Price: $21,500

■ Seller: Brian Speser Buyer: Ronald S. Kritzski Address: 10355 W Lake Rd. Date: 10-07-14 Price: $86,000 ■ Seller: Creetwood Development Buyer: Mark H. Wells Address: 8206 Nuthatch Rd. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $20,000 ■ Seller: Bettye J. Carnley Buyer: Bock Construction Address: 2407 Whispering Pines Date: 10-03-14 Price: $20,000 ■ Seller: Austin P. Morris Buyer: Michael J. Saeger Address: 9065 E River Dr. Date: 10-10-14 Price: $210,000 ■ Seller: Crescent Shores Prop. Buyer: Navarre Waterpark and Amusements Address: 9200 Military Trail Date: 10-09-14 Price: $290,000 ■ Seller: Shirley M. McDaniel Buyer: Dewayne Thomas Address: 10061 Amerian Farms Rd. Date: 10-14-14 Price: $47,000 ■ Seller: Vanderbilt Mortgage Buyer: William Henderson Address: 7583 Henderson Smith Rd. Date: 09-24-14 Price: $5,000 ■ Seller: Synovus Bank Buyer: Aerosync Engineering Address: 5748 Moors Oaks Dr. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $800,000 ■ Seller: TC Tampa 1 LLC Buyer: Sherrie L. Alford Address: 5367 Oakfield Dr. Date: 10-02-14 Price: $6,000 ■ Seller: KWY Investments Buyer: Three Trade Consultants Address: 5690 Jeff Ates Rd. Date: 10-03-14 Price: $53,000 ■ Seller: Daniel M. Reese Buyer: Stephen A. Singleton Address: 5636 East Bay Blvd. Date: 10-03-14 Price: $395,000 ■ Seller: Dace W. Heatherman Buyer: Evan S. Zangerle Address: 1736 Sea Lark Lane Date: 09-26-14 Price: $229,000 ■ Seller: Maureen S. Costlow Buyer: Quang H. Tran Address: 250 St. Joseph St. Date: 10-08-14 Price: $145,000 ■ Seller: Stephen G. Starling Buyer: Robin D. Stephens Address: 5902 Cedar Tree Dr. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $94,900 ■ Seller: Random Properties Buyer: Francisca D. Sierra Address: 4664 Shell Rd. Date: 09-12-14 Price: $70,000 ■ Seller: Vanessa A. Correia Buyer: DeEdrick Longmire Address: 5040 Potomac Dr. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $193,000 ■ Seller: Clyde E. Lewis, Jr. Buyer: Ellis Stuart Address: 7427 Judge McCall Dr. Date: 09-26-14 Price: $6,500 ■ Seller: Grant Barrett Buyer: John P. Coker Address: 6389 Mary Kitchens Rd. Date: 10-01-14 Price: $6,000 ■ Seller: James M. Cottrell et al Buyer: Michael V. McCormick Address: 7495 Deck St. Date: 10-10-14 Price: $41,500 ■ Seller: John W. Klaus Buyer: Elliot Dusenbery Address: 6768 Trammel Dr. Date: 09-15-14 Price: $78,600 ■ Seller: Fannie Mae Buyer: Frank B. Swick, III Address: 6028 Oakwood Dr. Date: 09-25-14 Price: $68,500 ■ Seller: James T. Rayburn, Sr. Buyer: Sharie A. Rayburn Address: 6111 Engerprise Dr. #3103 Date: 06-22-14 Price: $118,000 ■ Seller: Douglas S. Ashley Buyer: James R. Branch Address: 5774 Northron Rd. Date: 09-30-14 Price: $216,000

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Arrest and incident reports are taken from the information released from the sheriff’s office. Charges or citations reported in the Navarre Press do not imply guilt. Guilt is determined by the courts. Information on this page is public information. Names on arrest records will not be withheld by request for any reason. Juveniles are named only if the arrest involved a felony offense.

INCIDENT REPORTS Local man facing charge for assault with a deadly weapon Officers responded Oct. 25 to a residence in the 9200 block of Military Trail in reference to a disturbance. Christopher James Paquette, 25, who lives at the residence, was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill-domestic violence. Deputies said he pulled a knife and made threatening comments following an argument over cleaning a room and moving items around. He was held in lieu of bond.

Man arrested on strangulation charge Michael Oliver, 46, of the 2100 block of Panhandle Trail, was arrested Oct. 31 on a charge of domestic violence battery-strangulation after deputies met with a female victim who reported she had been choked on three occasions. She said the latest incident occurred because she had wanted to go to church. Deputies observed a red mark on the right side of her neck. Oliver was held without bond pending first appearance.


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K-9 finds secret marijuana stash An officer initiated a traffic stop Oct. 30 on a tan Acura two-door sedan with an inoperable tag light at the intersection of Bob Tolbert Road and Highway 87 South. The driver consented to a K9 search of the vehicle, which resulted in finding a plastic container hidden behind a dash compartment. It contained a green, leafy substance determined to be marijuana. Daniel Jay Hunter, 19, who resides at 2300 block of Citrus Drive, admitted to pos-

sessing the marijuana and was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He was transported to Santa Rosa County jail and issued a $500 bond.

Fort Walton Beach, did not have a legal driver’s license, police said. Barrera was arrested on a charge of no or improper valid driver’s license and issued a $250 bond. He was also issued a citation for the charge and given a verDriver charged with bal warning in reference to not having valid license the improper function of the While on patrol Oct. 25, a lights. deputy observed a silver 2001 GMC Yukon with improperly working tail and tag lamps. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, Eduardo The following people were Alverez Barrera, 20, who resides on Mooney Road in married in Santa Rosa County from Oct 27 through Nov. 13:


ARREST LOG ■ Nov. 10: Buddy Mitchell Wines, W/M, age 38, Gulf Breeze, Charge: Probation violation ■ Nov. 11: Derrick Antonia King, B/M, age 34, Gulf Breeze, Charges: Aggravated battery, resisting an officer with violence, resisting an officer – obstruction without violence, marijuana possession, and driving while license suspended – third or subsequent offense ■ Nov. 11: Michelle Hanson Meyering, W/F, age 45, Gulf Breeze, Charge: Battery ■ Nov. 12: Susan Lorraine Grooms, W/F, age 52, Navarre, Charge: Smuggling contraband into prison ■ Nov. 12: Samantha Diane Hanson, W/F, age 47, Gulf Breeze, Charge: Failure to appear ■ Nov. 13: Tyler Noel Beaugez, W/M, age 28, Navarre, Charges: DUI and moving traffic violation ■ Nov. 13: Earl Stanley Cartwright, W/M, age 44, Navarre, Charges: Failure to appear, battery, larceny and disorderly intoxication ■ Nov. 13: Matthew Scott Lusk, W/M, age 32, Gulf

Breeze, Charges: Probation violation and DUI ■ Nov. 13: Ryan Michael Todd Stewart, W/M, age 25, Navarre, Charges: Fleeing/eluding police, reckless driving, resisting an officer and possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams ■ Nov. 14: Maria Fatima Brooks, H/F, age 60, Navarre, Charge: Larceny ■ Nov. 14: Sara Jo Davidson, W/F, age 34, Gulf Breeze, Charge: Probation violation ■ Nov. 14: Thomas Bryan Davis, W/M, age 36, Gulf Breeze, Charge: Failure to appear ■ Nov. 14: Joanie Marie Rager, W/F, age 33, Navarre, Charge: Probation violation ■ Nov. 15: Tina McDaniel Doubleday, W/F, age 49, Navarre Beach, Charge: Withholding support ■ Nov. 15: Marcus Connor Mays, B/M, age 18, Navarre, Charges: Drug equipment possession and marijuana possession – less than 20 grams ■ Nov. 15: Timothy Earle Turner, W/M, age 48, Navarre, Charge: Failure to appear




1. Eating ___, e.g forks 9. Runs off (with) 15. Guard 16. Appetizer 17. Not morally pure 18. One who works strenuously 19. “Much ___ About Nothing” 20. Physician 22. Be a kvetch 23. “___ of the Flies” 25. Deck out (2 wds) 26. Halftime lead, e.g. 27. Contemptuous look 29. Young seal 31. Setting for TV’s “Newhart” 32. Economical 34. Ed.’s request (acronym) 35. After expenses 36. Plagiarizes 38. Cheese choice 40. Formerly known as 41. “C’___ la vie!” 43. “Absolutely!” 44. C.S.A. state 45. 200 milligrams 47. Character 51. O. Henry’s “The Gift of the ___” 53. Examines closely 55. “That hurt!” 56. Bad day for Caesar 57. Wet slapping sounds 59. Drone, e.g. 60. Dwarfed, ornamental tree 62. Capable of being reduced 64. Sequentially (2 wds) 65. Sour cherry trees 66. Holdings 67. Cuspids

1. Customary things 2. Sinew 3. “More!” 4. ___ power 5. Thailand, once 6. Atlas enlargement 7. Anticlimax 8. Santa’s conveyance 9. Substance emanating from medium during trance 10. ___-tzu 11. Chilled (2 wds) 12. Defenders of causes 13. Large table centerpiece with branching holders 14. Snake 21. Hints 24. Kosher ___ 28. Renaissance fiddle 30. N. Am. flycatcher 33. Murderers 36. Pale green-glazed Chinese porcelains 37. Substances used in chemical reactions 39. “What’s gotten ___ you?” 40. African country whose capital is Windhoek 42. Excursion 43. “Way to go!” 46. Burning 48. ___ Space Telescope 49. Feral feline 50. Expression of mild annoyance 52. Any Time 54. Gawk 58. “Let it stand” 61. “A jealous mistress”: Emerson 63. A pint, maybe

■ Sept. 15 - Jacquelyn Lefevre & Jandi Karahalios and B. Crocker, Jacquelyn Lefevre Just Us, Service, 3936 Paradise Bay Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 ■ Sept. 15 - Nolan Sandra Nolan, My Equalizer, Service, 6237 Foxglove Road, Milton, FL 32570 ■ Sept. 16 - Philippe Lebrun, Spirit Kayak Charters LLC., Service - Kayak Fishing Charter, 5084 Keystone Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 ■ Sept. 16 - Amy Jo Traylor, Amyjo Oh!, Manufacturing, 5625 Balleybunion Drive, Pace, FL 32571 ■ Sept. 16 - Bailey Laken Roberts, Bailey Laken Roberts, Professional, , Pace, FL 32571 ■ Sept. 16 - Rex Lowery, Beach Repair & Remodeling, Service Handyman, 221 Panferio Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 ■ Sept. 17 -Vincent Grund, Bouvier Farms, Farm Products - Fresh Produce, 1577 Vinson Ray Rd, Baker, FL 32531 ■ Sept. 17 - Jonathan Lawson, Panhandle Box and Rotts Rescue, Retail Sales, 6093 Judy Dr. Milton, FL 32570 ■ Sept. 18 - Lea Ann Spicer, Lea Spicer Cleaning, Service, 1792 Ivalea Cir, Navarre, FL 32566-7323 ■ Sept. 18 - Jana Bonnette, Performing Dance Arts Inc., Service, 8206 Pompano St, Navarre, FL 32566 ■ Sept. 18 - Rhonda Smith, The Twisted Gypsy, Retail Sales, 8815 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566 ■ Sept. 18 - Cox Chesley, Tech All USA LLC., ServiceTech Consultant, 10875 Hwy 90, Milton, FL 32583 ■ Sept. 19 – Cheryl

Active warrant leads to probation violation charge While investigating an unrelated complaint lodged on Oct. 26, police arrested Jeremiah Lynn Wright, 36, of the 1900 block of Coral Street, on a charge of violation of probation when cops discovered there was an active warrant for his arrest.

McFadin, Up2you Cupcakes, Service-Catering, 2109 Anna Court, Milton, FL 32583 ■ Sept. 19 - Robert Pedicord, Aqua Blue Pool Service Of The Panhandle LLC., Service - Pool Maintenance & R, 1101 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 307, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 ■ Sept. 23 - Jordan Dana, Dana Jordan Cleaning, Service- Cleaning, 6408 Ashborough Court , Milton, FL 32570 ■ Sept. 24 - Ronald Moss Hackman Jr, R & D Precision Painting LLC., ContractorPainting, 8594 Shades view Place, Navarre, FL 32566 ■ Sept. 24 - Marisa N Elgin, Marisa N Elgin PA. C, Professional, 8201 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514 ■ Sept. 24 - Rebecca Ryan Fisher, Automart # 1 LLC., Retail Sales/Automotive Sales, 3541 W Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32505 ■ Sept. 26 – Phil Parker, Good Foundations Inc., Professional, 5318 Stewart St, Milton, FL 32570 ■ Sept. 26 - Esser Ruth DuPont Esser, Principle Properties Inc., Contractor, 4371 Marilyn Ct, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 ■ Sept. 30 – Julie Accorti, Julie Accorti, Professional Massage Therapy, 1412 Breezy Wind Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 325639/29/ - Maria Ceasar, Maria Ceasar Services, Service, 5518 Chantilly Cir, Milton, FL 32583 ■ Sept. 30 - Richard Cserep, Blackwater Law Firm, P.A., Professional- Legal Services, Po Box 10160, Pensacola, FL 32524 ■ Sept. 30 – Trinity Ellis, Trinity Ellis Mental Health Counselor, ProfessionalCounselor, 3158 Live Oak St, Navarre, FL 32566

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BUILDING PERMITS ■ October 09 -6563 Bellingham St, Navarre, Single Family Addition, 460-square footage, contractor -Paul A Kasischke, $18,600. ■ October 09 -1254 Greenview Ln, Gulf Breeze, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Cafaro Peter Anthony III, $766. ■ October 09 -427 Fairpoint Dr, Gulf Breeze, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Tillman Michael Brian, $10,289. ■ October 09 -2434 Raider Ln, Navarre, Single Family New, 2780-square footage, contractor -King Gloria Annette, $100,000. ■ October 09 -2434 Raider Ln, Navarre, Roofing Install, 2780-square footage, contractor -King Gloria Annette, $0. ■ October 09 -3764 Madras Cv, Gulf Breeze, Single Family Remodel, 0-square footage, contractor -Bontrager Roger Allen, $79,000. ■ October 09 -1172 Eula St Acc 2, Gulf Breeze, Accessory Exempt New, 0-square footage, contractor -Williams Darrin F, $0. ■ October 10 -3767 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, Sign, Building Install, 11square footage, contractor Ogle Charles F, $150. ■ October 10 -4657 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Unit F, Gulf Breeze, Sign,Temporary Install, 32-square footage, contractor -L J Real Estate Investments, $100.

■ October 10 -6843 Perch St, Navarre, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $4,290. ■ October 10 -2233 Fulva Dr, Navarre, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $6,808. ■ October 10 -399 Navy Cove Blvd, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0square footage, contractor Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $3,246. ■ October 10 -55 Highpoint Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0square footage, contractor Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $6,495. ■ October 10 -4177 Soundpointe Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $8,965. ■ October 10 -57 Highpoint Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0square footage, contractor Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $7,522. ■ October 10 -3342 Santa Rosa Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0square footage, contractor Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $6,213. ■ October 10 -1719 Briza Del Mar Dr, Navarre, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Zimmerman Robert Stephen, $10,065.

OBITUARY Helen Louise Yost Festing Helen Louise Yost Festing, 86, went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2014, and was a resident of The Blake in Gulf Breeze, Florida. She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on June 28, 1928 to Hazel Clark Yost and Homer Yost who predeceased her. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William F. Festing Jr., her sons, William F. Festing, III (Linda), Thomas E. Festing (Fran) and daughter Irene M. Kerns (John), six grandchildren, Heather Williamson (Don), Shawna Feist (Jerome), John Kerns, Jr., James Kerns (Pamela), Maria Festing and Thomas Festing (Nisha), and four great grandchildren, Allie Williamson, Faith Feist, Andrew Feist and Nathan Festing. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Donna Paugh, Cathy Shaffer, Michael Paugh, Eric Schlosnagle, Steve Schlosnagle, Elaine Lee, Stanley Schlosnagle, and Keri Festing Samolis, and brother-in-law John Schlosnagle and sister-in-law Marilyn Festing. She attended Washington and Lee High School in Arlington,Virginia, and secretarial school in Washington, DC. She met the love of her life at aYWCA dance in Washington, DC, and married Bill on May 22, 1948. They had three children and she travelled extensively with Bill while he served in the United States Marines for 22 years before relocating to Hampton,Virginia. She was instrumental in her husband obtaining his BA at Hampton University and both served the Lord at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Helen was the Sunday School Superintendent and taught confirmation classes for many years. One of her most memorable acts was designing and making the communion kneeling cushions for the new sanctuary with included specific Christian symbols incorporating the history of the early church. All three of her children were married at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. In 1985 they retired and moved to Carlsdbad, New Mexico, and enjoyed an active life of traveling, serving in the DAV and VFW with Bill and continued to serve the Lord at St. Peter Lutheran Church until they made Gulf Breeze, Florida their final home in 2012. They became members of Navarre BeachSide Church. She was well cared for at The Blake Assisting Living until her passing. A memorial gathering will take place at The Blake of Gulf Breeze, 4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014, for the staff, residents and their families. Visitation will be held at Lewis Funeral Home, 7794 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566 on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Helen’s Pastor and son-in-law, Rev. John M. Kerns, will conduct the Celebration of Life Service at Lewis Funeral Home, on Friday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m., followed by graveside services at Barrancas National Cemetery, One Cemetery Road, in Pensacola, Florida. Pallbearers will be William Festing, III, Thomas Festing, John Kerns, Jr., James Kerns, Michael Paugh and Shirley Farham. Special appreciation is expressed to the staff at The Blake and Emerald Coast Hospice. Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.

■ October 10 -2164 Estates Cir, Navarre, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Nyman Alfred William Jr, $7,210. ■ October 10 -6538 Hartland St Acc 1, Navarre, Accessory Exempt New, 0-square footage, contractor -Geck Deborah J, $0. ■ October 10 -2799Venetian Way, Gulf Breeze, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Tillman Michael Brian, $22,234. ■ October 10 -3146 Live Oak St, Navarre, Roofing Remodel, 0-square footage, contractor -Vanderheyden Herman L, $9,587. ■ October 13 -413York St, Gulf Breeze, Single Family New, 3581-square footage, contractor -Russell Kevin Philip, $300,000. ■ October 13 -956 Grand Canal St Dock 1, Gulf Breeze, Dock, Pier, Seawall Install, 0square footage, contractor Weber David, $36,000. ■ October 13 -4148 Soundpointe Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Reece Robert E, $4,032. ■ October 13 -1343 Sterling Point Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Reece Robert E, $5,051. ■ October 13 -1440 Players Club Cir, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Reece Robert E, $9,360. ■ October 13 -2533 Burchart Ct, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0square footage, contractor Reece Robert E, $11,552. ■ October 13 -1164 Mary Kate Dr, Gulf Breeze, Hurricane Shutters Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Reece Robert E, $9,097. ■ October 13 -2972 Coral Strip Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, Roofing Remodel, 0-square footage, contractor -Bucco Richard, $22,000. ■ October 14 -5509 Soundside Dr, Gulf Breeze, Single Family New, 5374square footage, contractor Fischer Guy William, $426,000. ■ October 14 -3321 Maplewood Dr, Gulf Breeze, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Tillman Michael Brian, $3,961. ■ October 14 -26 N Sunset Blvd, Gulf Breeze, Roofing Remodel, 4000-square footage, contractor -Guy Michael F, $11,500. ■ October 14 -7363 Broadmoor St, Navarre, Roofing Install, 3800-square footage, contractor -Howell Eric, Jay, $5,000. ■ October 14 -969Vestavia Way, Gulf Breeze, Roofing Remodel, 5000-square footage, contractor -Halphin Kristi U, $4,368. ■ October 14 -2151 Rosewood Dr, Navarre, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Tillman Michael Brian, $9,544. ■ October 14 -8632 Olivera St, Navarre, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Perisic Peter, $1,000. ■ October 14 -6718 Britt St, Navarre, Roofing Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Howell Eric, Jay, $5,000. ■ October 14 -4164 Madura Rd, Gulf Breeze, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Cummings James, $2,650. ■ October 14 -306 Camelia St, Gulf Breeze, Windows/Doors Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Lunt, Jay Paul, $1,005. ■ October 14 -4317 Tallwood Ct, Gulf Breeze, Pool Install, 0-square footage, contractor -Foster James Wesley, $20,000. ■ October 14 -5989 Emerald Sound Dr, Gulf Breeze, Single Family New, 3177square footage, contractor Davis Gary D & Lakeeta V, $200,000. ■ October 14 -4137 Madura Rd, Gulf Breeze, Single Family New, 4995-square footage, contractor -White David G, $340,000.

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Cunningham pointed out where shoulders are desperately needed on Bay Street, Oriole Beach Road and Sunrise Drive. “We've had a person killed, and his daughter seriously hurt,”Cunningham said of the situation on Bay Street. She and other attendees marked areas of concern on the South Santa Rosa County bicycle-pedestrian study map and suggested ideas for improvements. "We're really here to listen to you," said Kristen Shell, a senior planner with Santa Rosa County who facilitated the meeting. However, prior to asking participants to mark areas of concern on study maps, Shell noted some projects were too dangerous for consideration. “It would be really, really impossible to put a multiuse trail along 98,”she said.“We really don't want to spend a whole lot of time on something we really can't do.” Shell highlighted Edgewood Drive as a sample concern. "It's long and straight," she said, adding that such conditions are conducive to speeding. Attendees were also encouraged to complete a survey about pedestrian and bicycle paths, such as the Navarre Beach bike path, and related obstacles to utilizing them. "We're going to take this information back and compile it," said Brandi Whitehurst, spokesman for the West Florida Regional Planning Council, which provides staff support for the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization. According to Whitehurst, public input from focus group meetings and related surveys will be used to develop a final south Santa Rosa BicyclePedestrian Plan, which is expected to be completed in May. She said a larger public meeting and more focus groups are planned for January. For more information visit

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The awards represent the second phase of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit funding, which was created 18 months ago to aid natural resources affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The funding is part of a settlement reached with BP and Transocean to resolve certain criminal charges related to the spill. According to information distributed through Gov. Scott’s press release, the WMA’s shoreline provides habitat for migrating shorebird species, such as the least tern and black skimmer. The project will also protect the area’s sea grass beds, which are vital to fish and other marine species. “It’s a huge initiative,”Santa Rosa County RESTORE Consultant Jeff Helms said of the effort to acquire and expand the WMA. Helms said Santa Rosa County will also indirectly benefit from some of the other projects awarded Phase II funding, including a $1,489,800 Florida Shorebird Conservation Initiative through FWC allocation. In partnership with Audubon Florida, the shorebird project aims to enhance shorebird and seabird populations along the Florida Gulf Coast for two years. The project will engage local groups and volunteers in targeted efforts to protect and monitor shorebirds, and in educating the public about how their actions can adversely impact these species. “We’re going to get a benefit. There’s no question,”Helms said of the shorebird project and funding awarded to restore Bayou Chico in Escambia County. Additionally, Helms pointed out that other funding awarded for off shore projects will also benefit area estuaries and ecosystems.


Melvin praised for raising county’s level of accountability By Romi White Outgoing Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Jim Melvin not only left a mark for him- Melvin self as a member of the board, but also he carried on a family legacy of public service. Upon leaving office, Melvin received appreciation from the board and praise from a local government watchdog. “It was a true honor to serve,”said Melvin, who represented District 4 and was the third generation of his paternal family to serve in public office. Melvin’s father, the late Judge Woodrow M. Melvin, served as mayor of Milton then in the Florida legislature, in both the House of Representatives and Senate, before later serving more than two decades as a circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit. In 1977 Judge Melvin was appointed to the 1st District Court of Appeals,

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Jim Melvin’s father, the late Judge Woodrow M. Melvin, was mayor of the City of Milton and also served in the Florida House of Representatives and State Senate presiding over 37 counties in north Florida. Jim’s sister Laura also served more than a decade as a circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit. “My grandfather, David Holmes Melvin, served Santa Rosa County in the late 1920s and early 1930s as tax collector,”Melvin said, adding that another sister, Beulah Melvin-Chabel, served for more than 20 years on the county school board in Harrisburg, Pa. District 1 Commissioner

Jayer Williamson, also a thirdgeneration public servant, expressed gratitude for Melvin’s service during the Nov. 13 commission meeting. “With two incumbents having to run against each other for the first time in Santa Rosa history, we were going to lose one of our colleagues,” Williamson said. Because of required redistricting following the 2010 federal census, Melvin was forced to face off for the District 2 seat against incum-

bent Bob Cole. It was an exceptionally close race between the two Republicans, and Cole edged out the win during the Aug. 26 primary by 65 votes. “I will forever be thankful of all the effort he put in to helping me with my appointment,” said Williamson, who was appointed and later elected without opposition to the seat of his late father, Jim Williamson. Williamson thanked Melvin for four years of service to the commission. Milton resident Jerry Couey, a member of the First Amendment Foundation of Florida’s Sunshine Brigade, has high praise for Melvin, who he said campaigned on the removal of TEAM Santa Rosa, the county’s former economic arm. “As he looked at the organization and their string of failures he knew a change was needed,”Couey said, adding,“One of the things that caught his attention was the pay-to-play model that they used. In order to be on the board, you had to pay $1,500 each year.”

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Jayer is the third member of his family to represent District 1. His late maternal grandfather, W.L. Butler, was a commissioner in the 1970s, and his father represented the district until his death last April. “I’ve wanted to be in public service since I was a child,” he said. Jayer was named the 2010 Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Leader of theYear”and presently serves as president of the Navy League Santa Rosa Council. Additionally, he is a board member for Santa Rosa Kids' House and Santa RosaYoung Professionals, which he founded. Jayer and his wife, Linsey, reside in Pace and have a son, Brooks, and a daughter, Rylin. “It’s a new day for Santa Rosa County, and it’s a new board,”Jayer said, noting that commissioners shouldn’t always agree but should continue working together. Newcomer Rob Williamson won the crowded race to fill the District 4 seat and represent the Greater Navarre Area. "I would like to thank my family, supporters and the citizens of Santa Rosa County for the trust they have placed in me,”Williamson wrote in an email to Navarre Press.“Now that the campaign is behind us, I will now turn my focus to serving the citizens of District 4 and Santa Rosa County. It is with a grateful heart I begin this journey.” According to the county website, Williamson grew up in the Seminole, Fla., and moved to the area in 2003 with his wife Amie. They have two children, a daughter, Annabelle, and son, Hilton. Rob owns Rob Williamson


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Former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Ira Mae Bruce spoke at the meeting, which was held at Tiger Point Community Center. "We have a horrendous tax bill," Bruce said. "It's just not fair to charge double." Beach leaseholders were previously issued a credit toward beach lease fees in the amount of annual residential property tax payments. However, on Oct. 23 the board suspended such credits after Attorney General Pam Bondi's office said the credit and a plan to reduce beach lease fees to $1 were likely unconstitutional. Bob Hartley, incoming president of the Navarre Area Board of Realtors, recom-

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District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson was joined by his wife, Amie, and their children, Annabelle and Hilton, during his oath of office, which was administered by County Judge Robert Hilliard, a former District 1 commissioner. Landscaping and has served on the board of the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Santa Rosa Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Foundation and Veterans to VA. Prior to winning the District 4 race, Rob held several appointments to county boards, including the Zoning Board, RESTORE Council and Value Adjustment Board. “To staff, thank you for the hard work,”he said, following his installation. District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole also recognized the staff. “Our staff does all the heavy lifting,”he said, adding, “Sometimes makes us look good. Sometimes makes us look bad,”he said, noting they all work for the citizens. Cole, who has represented District 2 since 2002, ranks second in seniority to District 3 Commissioner Don Salter, who has served since 2000 and was named chairman at the board’s Nov. 18 re-orga-

nization meeting. District 5 Commissioner Lane Lynchard was named vice chairman. During his tenure, Cole has served on a multitude of committees, such as the

mended suspending lease fees for all leases. "In addition, should any lease fees be collected between now and then, set (those) aside in separate account until resolved," Hartley said. Robert Coley, Navarre Towers Condominium Owners Association president, was pushing for lease amendments. "I appreciate the fact that you're willing to suspend this," he said. "You just amended a lease in June ... why can't you do it for the rest of the citizens?" County Attorney Roy Andrews said the June 2014 lease change for the former Holiday Inn site was not an amendment. "The commercial payment has a provision for offset of lease fees," he said.

Navarre resident Andrea McDermott suggested an ad hoc committee be formed to address the issue. "If we're waiting for Congress to do anything, that's going to take a while," she said. Pam Wingate, a real estate paralegal and president Summerwind West Condominium Owners' Association, expressed frustration that she received no answer after asking why there were 27 various land leases on Navarre Beach. Wingate suggested making them uniform. "You wouldn't get these heated meetings," she said. Salter moved without objection to approve the suspension of lease fee payments through March 31, 2015.

Bay Area Resource Council, Blackwater Housing Authority Committee, Local Emergency Food & Shelter Program and Santa Rosa County Fair Committee.

Couey, an advocate for open government, pointed out TEAM Santa Rosa was also not abiding by Florida’s Sunshine Law. Couey won national recognition for his effort to get the organization to follow state open government laws. “Melvin stood his ground on this issue and worked until it was a unanimous decision to remove Cindy Anderson and then the whole organization,” said Couey, who calls the effort to bring economic develop efforts in-house a huge success. “Another issue that Melvin campaigned on was financial accounting or lack thereof with the Tourist Development Council (TDC),”Couey said. Recently that entity was also brought in-house.“He knew there had been little or no oversight over many years and he sat out to change that,” Couey said. “In my opinion, the most significant actions I have been able to steer through the board are getting the correct economic model in place for economic development and getting the TDC under control,”Melvin said.

One of Cole’s major accomplishments has been the construction of the June Ates Arena at East Milton Park, adjacent to the county fairgrounds. Cole held his district’s recreation funds until enough reserves were built up to fund construction of the multipurpose equestrian facility. Additionally, Cole is the board representative for the Pensacola Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Regional Transportation Authority and National Association of Counties. He has owned and operated Bob Cole’s Import Automotive Professionals for about three decades. Cole moved to the area following his service as a ground support technician at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton. He has been married to his wife, Sheila, for 42 years, and they have four children and 10 grandchildren.

New County School Board Member sworn in Photo by Romi White

Carol Boston takes the oath of office for the Santa Rosa County School Board Tuesday afternoon. This is Boston’s first term with the board. She is shown with her husband, Bob.

Other items on the Nov. 13 agenda included: ■ Daniel Broxson, representing engineering con-

sultant Baskerville-Donovan, provided an update on the Holley by the Sea watershed master plan, noting that so far the firm has received about 150 related surveys. "Overall it's very positive. The public involvement section has been very good," Broxson said, noting an effort was being made to get shovel-ready projects lined up for impending RESTORE funding availability. ■ Dozens of citizens attended in support of for funding the completion of a multi-use path along East Bay Boulevard from U.S. 98 to Hwy. 87 S. "This multi-use path has been under construction since before I became a commissioner," District 5 Commissioner Lane Lynchard said. "I jog three times a week on East Bay Boulevard, and

I can't even go 100 feet without having to dodge some kind of car or truck,”J.P. Russell said. Commissioners supported the funding. ■ Matthew Hargraves, representing the City of Milton's courthouse task force, thanked commissioners for their efforts to construct a new judicial facility. "We wanted to express our appreciation for all of the town hall meetings," said Hargraves, who presented a letter on behalf of Mayor Wesley Meiss. The board took no action on the matter but terminated a contract to purchase the proposed Pea Ridge courthouse site, which received the least amount of voter support and required passage of the failed local option sales tax referendum to fund the project.



Furman tapped for Public Works director position Today in History

By Romi White

Santa Rosa County Commissioners have approved an $111,400 employment contract naming Assistant Furman Public Works Director Stephen Furman as incoming Public Works director, effective July 1, 2015. Furman, a professionally licensed engineer, has worked for the county for more than two decades. “I recommend promoting

Stephen Furman to the position of Public Works Director,” County Administrator Hunter Walker wrote in a Nov. 4 memo to the Board of Commissioners.“He has the professional credentials, institutional knowledge and the respect of rank-and-file Public Works employees and his peers throughout the county.” Commissioners approved Furman’s contract at their Nov. 13 regular meeting. According to Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka, Furman is a 1988 graduate of Auburn University with a


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Lowery was arrested Oct. 26 and initially charged with felony first-degree aggravated child abuse. However, following Kent’s Oct. 29 death, Eddins upgraded charges against her to include second-degree murder. “Under the law, seconddegree murder has a penalty of up to life in prison,” Eddins said, adding that life in prison is the steepest available sentence; the punishment could be less time.“If we indict for first-degree murder, there are two options: mandatory life in prison and death.” Lowery is being held without bond.

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By Romi White A special meeting of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) committee took place Nov. 13 to recommend Harris approval of projects slated for more than $2 million in federal funding resulting from April’s flooding event, which was declared a disaster. The funding is issued through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management.The allocation totals $2,125,401, and a local match of $708,467, or 25 percent, is required. “Since the last meeting held on Oct. 23, the City of Gulf Breeze and the county have worked to collect additional documentation to support damage resulting from

bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He and his wife, Lee, moved to Santa Rosa County in 1989, and Furman became a registered civil engineer in 1992. In November 1995 Furman transitioned from a private consulting firm to a project engineer with the Santa Rosa County Engineering Department, becoming assistant county engineer in 2002. He transferred in 2005 to the Public Works Department. Furman will replace Avis Whitfield, who is retiring June 30 after 39 years with the county. In the interim, the county will accept applica-

flood events prior to April 2014,”said County Grants Director Sheila Harris, who pointed out demonstrating the frequency of flooding is critical. The committee approved recommending submittal of the following projects, in order of priority: ■ Ranchette Square, Northridge and Whisper Bay subdivisions $562,500 ■ Venetian Way andVenetian Court drainage improvements $450,000 ■ Gilmore Lane drainage improvements (City of Gulf Breeze) $1,019,475 ■ Patterson Lane and Pace Lane drainage improvement $412,500 ■ Marantha Way and Chipper Lane drainage improvements $825,000 ■ Residential Wind Retrofit-Opening Protection Post 2002 building code $262,500. Those projects total more than $3.5 million. “You can always add more,” said David Hamstra, a proj-

tions for a new assistant Public Works director. Walker said the goal is to fill the assistant director position by late January to provide a transition period with Furman. Walker noted a similar strategy was successfully used to fill former Budget Director Joel Haniford’s position. Commission Vice Chairman Don Salter has planned a January workshop to address county issues, including the impending retirement of department heads, such as Human Resources Director DeVann Cook. “Let's take an internal look at our key positions,”Salter said.

ect manager for Pegasus Engineering based in Winter Springs. Santa Rosa County contracted Hamstra’s firm to complete the required grant applications. Hamstra said sometimes counties do not always seek their total allocation. He suggested it’s best to request more funding than what is allocated, using a prioritized list of projects. Harris said she expects that county commissioners will be asked to approve submittal of the related project applications at the board’s Dec. 11 meeting. She said grant applications are due Jan. 6. Harris also pointed out the county’s current LMS plan expires in about 18 months, so an effort to update the plan is expected to start in January. “The more participation we have the better we can get at doing what we do so the next time there is a disaster we can have our plan in place,”Harris said.

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Florida Statutes 197.3632 (3)(a), Santa Rosa County gives this notice that it intends to utilize the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments. Such assessments may be made in any portion of Santa Rosa County and may be utilized for road paving or construction, road impact construction, storm water improvements, fire protection, sanitary sewer construction, potable water, canal maintenance, street lighting, fire hydrant installation, or any other purpose authorized by law. A public hearing to adopt a resolution authorizing the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments will be held on December 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in the Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, Commissioners Meeting Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a public hearing you are entitled to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Emily Spencer at (850) 983-1855 or at 6495 Caroline Street, Milton at least one (1) week prior to the date of the public hearing. Public Notice #1949

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. On this date: ■ In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England. ■ In 1910, the Mexican Revolution of 1910 had its beginnings under the Plan of San Luis Potosi issued by Francisco I. Madero. ■ In 1929, the radio program "The Rise of the Goldbergs" debuted on the NBC Blue Network. ■ In 1947, Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey. ■ In 1959, the United Nations issued its Declaration of the Rights of the Child. ■ In 1962, President John F. Kennedy held a news conference in which he announced the end of the naval quarantine of Cuba imposed during the missile crisis, and the signing of an executive order prohibiting discrimination in federal housing facilities. ■ In 1967, the U.S. Census Bureau's Population Clock at the Commerce Department ticked past 200 million. ■ In 1969, the Nixon administration announced a halt to residential use of the pesticide DDT as part of a total phaseout. A group of American Indian activists began a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. ■ In 1975, after nearly four decades of absolute rule, Spain's General Francisco Franco died, two weeks before his 83rd birthday. ■ In 1984, pop star Michael Jackson was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the unveiling of his star in front of a horde of screaming fans. ■ In 1992, fire seriously damaged Windsor Castle. ■ In 1994, Sweden voted in a non-binding referendum to join the European Union, which it did the following year. Ten years ago: Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through the House by a bipartisan 344-51 margin. Palestinians formally opened the campaign for a successor to Yasser Arafat. Scientist Ancel Keys, who invented the K rations eaten by soldiers in World War II and who linked high cholesterol and fatty diets to heart disease, died in Minneapolis at age 100. Five years ago: Scientists in Geneva restarted the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher, after a year of repairs. A Chinese national killed four people and wounded nine in a shooting rampage on the Pacific island of Saipan before taking his own life. Holding back tears, Oprah Winfrey told her studio audience that she would end her talk show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air. One year ago: Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. and Afghanistan had agreed on the language of a bilateral security pact that would clear the way for thousands of U.S troops to train and assist Afghan forces after the NATO combat mission ended in 2014. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation allowing same-sex weddings in his state. Today's Birthdays: Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 89. Actress Estelle Parsons is 87. Comedian Dick Smothers is 76. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 72. Vice President Joe Biden is 72. Actress Veronica Hamel is 71. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 68. Actor Samuel E. Wright is 68. Singer Joe Walsh is 67. Actor Richard Masur is 66. Opera singer Barbara Hendricks is 66. Actress Bo Derek is 58. Former NFL player Mark Gastineau is 58. Reggae musician Jim Brown (UB40) is 57. Actress Sean Young is 55. Pianist Jim Brickman is 53. Rock musician Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) is 52. Actress Ming-Na is 51. Actor Ned Vaughn is 50. Rapper Mike D (The Beastie Boys) is 49. Rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) is 49. Actress Callie Thorne is 45. Actress Sabrina Lloyd is 44. Actor Joel McHale is 43. Actress Marisa Ryan is 40. Country singer Dierks (duhkrs) Bentley is 39. Actor Joshua Gomez is 39. Actress Laura Harris is 38. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes is 38. Country singer Josh Turner is 37. Actress Nadine Velazquez is 36. Actress Andrea Riseborough is 33. Actor Dan Byrd is 29. Actress Ashley Fink (TV: "Glee") is 28. Rock musician Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) is 28. Actor Cody Linley is 25. Pop musician Michael Clifford (5 Seconds to Summer) is 19. Thought for Today: "There is no greatness where there is not simplicity." Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (1828-1910) Ten years ago in the Navarre Press: Ivan speeds up highway repair plans ... The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization met last week and heard from DOT District 3 Director Edward Prescott that repairs and improvements to I-10 and State Highway 87 could happen sooner than originally planned, because emergency funds for Hurricane Ivan recovery may be used. ■ Whispering Pines may see the light by Christmas … Two Halloweens and Thanksgiving Days have passed since the Florida Department of Transportation approved installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Whispering Pines Boulevard and U.S. Highway 98. Finally, a contractor’s project manager says the light could be operational by Christmas. ■ Missed deadline dooms Navarre Commons deal…Developer Steve Sobrado and his partners missed a crucial deadline which invalidated their contract to purchase about 33 acres just east of Publix. For months residents had speculated about what shops would fill the proposed development, Navarre Commons. Members of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce asked by developers to suggest possible clients, named TJ Maxx, Kohls and Barnes & Noble, among others. Five years ago in the Navarre Press: Commission approves Navarre dog park ... Proponents for a dog park in Navarre may be yapping with glee at the start of 2010. During the Nov. 12 meeting of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner Gordin Goodin proposed the board approve funding no more than $20,000 for the construction of a dog park near the Navarre Youth Sports Association. ■ Six-car pileup sparks alternate route debate … Early morning commuters found themselves waiting for nearly two hours in a line of traffic, which extended approximately 11 miles from Hurlburt Field to State Road 87 in the eastbound land of U.S. Highway 98. Around 6:35 a.m., James Smith, 27, of Gulf Breeze was headed eastbound, approaching Cody Avenue, when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing a sixcar pileup. ■ Petition fails to organize TDC …Despite the objections of Laurie Gallup, Navarre resident and owner of Navarre Properties, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved reappointing three prior members back onto the county’s Tourist Development Council. One year ago in the Navarre Press: County engineer pitches new storm water plan ... Santa Rosa County Engineer Roger Blaylock outlined development of a new master plan to address the county’s storm water problems last Monday at the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting. Blaylock proposed a three-phase approach which calls for detailed plans in specific watershed areas. ■ Clary clears land without permits…Former state senator Charles Clary will face possible fines in connection to the recent removal of protected trees on a piece of property that he owns on Navarre Parkway backing the Cotton Bay Estates subdivision. According to a Santa Rosa County Compliance Department case file, Navarre resident Karen Durfee called to make a complaint on Oct. 24 in reference to the approximately three-and-a-half acre parcel of land being cleared without a permit. ■ Committee to look into Navarre community center ... Just as it was for an online survey about the subject, public opinion was split among a small group gathered at the Navarre community center public meeting on Monday evening. However, there was one thing that nearly all of the approximately 20 people in attendance agreed upon — a committee comprised of citizens will be formed to further look into the matter. The question which host Jim Melvin, County Commissioner for District 4, kept asking throughout the meeting was “do we (Navarre) want a community center?”



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The most wonderful time of the year Claus’ Bakery after the parade. There will be a Santa's Workshop where children can participate in a variety of holiday crafts. Entertainment, featuring local schools and choirs from the Navarre area will start at 3 p.m. and continue throughout the event and will conclude with the lighting of the 20-foot Christmas tree at 6 p.m. The Chamber is now accepting applications from groups, organizations and individuals that would like to participate in the parade. The cost to enter is $25 for Navarre Chamber member businesses, $75 for nonmember businesses, $20 for nonprofit Navarre Chamber members, and $50 for nonprofit non-members. The applications must be received no later than Monday, Dec. 1. For a parade entry form, sponsorship opportunities, or general information, visit or call the chamber at 850-939-3267.

By Ashley Varese More than 60 volunteers spent Saturday decorating Navarre Park for the holiday season. Barbara Gibbs, who’s been helping with the effort for 14 years, directed members of the Navarre High School’s Student Government Association and the NJROTC as they hung wreaths and Christmas lights in what will become “Mrs. Claus’ Bakery.” “We’re kicking off the holiday season in Navarre,” Gibbs said, adding that the annual Christmas in the Park is Dec. 6. “We have a parade that starts at the library,” she said. “Then Santa comes in on a fire truck. If it’s nice out, kids from school will sing on the stage. It brings out the community.” Tony Alexander, executive director of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event every year, said he was pleased how many volunteers came out. “We had a bigger turnout than last year,”he said, adding that more adults participated in Saturday’s event than last year. “We always have a good turnout with the kids.” Jackie Neville, commanding officer of the NJROTC, said it was her first year decorating the park. “I think it was really productive,” she said Saturday afternoon. “The lights were donated by a close family friend and it means a lot to the community. I know I’ll better appreciate it now.” Keith Elwood, who donated all of his Christmas lights to the effort last year, said the decorations were coming along nicely. “I think it’s going pretty good,” he said. Christmas in the Park, sponsored by the UPS Store-Navarre, runs from 1 to 6 p.m. in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. This year’s event will include a holiday marketplace complete with a gift-wrapping station. Vendor space is $25 for chamber members. The Navarre Chamber's 2014 Christmas Ornament sponsored by Gulf Power Company, and 2014 Christmas in

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Jackie Neville, commanding officer of Navarre High School’s NJROTC, strings Christmas lights at Navarre Park as they Navarre Chamber Foundation prepares for the annual Christmas in the Park. the Park shirts sponsored by Navarre Drywall will also be available. The annual Community Christmas Parade, sponsored by Eager Beaver Professional Tree Care Service, LLC, starts at 2 p.m. at the Navarre Library and will roll south along Presidio Street, making a left at Esplanade Street and ending in the back parking lot of Centennial Bank. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck in the parade and will be available for photos with children as soon as the parade ends. Visits are free and parents are invited to bring their cameras for photos. Back by popular demand, the Grinch will also make his way into the park and will take pictures with the kids who dare to greet him. Free baked goods and hot beverages will be available at Mrs.

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk benefits community projects Kick off the holiday season with the fourth annual Navarre Chamber Foundation’s Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 a.m. The non-competitive unscored family event is for all ages, and will start and finish at the Holley-Navarre main fire station, 8618 Esplanade St. (behind Tropical Smoothie). Register online at, download the form at, or pick-up a registration application at Navarre Visitor Information Center/Chamber of Commerce. Registration is $20. Participants are encouraged to dress up in the holiday spirit, and runners will receive a jingle bell for their shoes. The event will include door prizes, and a special prize will be awarded for the most festive participant. Leashed pets and strollers are welcome. After the race, refreshments will be available at the fire station. Pick up your packet at the fire station Friday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m., or on race day at the fire station at 7 a.m. Festivities will continue in the afternoon with the Christmas Parade followed by the Christmas in the Park Celebration in Navarre Park. Proceeds benefit community projects.

YMCA Fall Happenings We are a proud to support two food drives this November. We are supporting the Holley/Navarre Elk’s Lodge and Publix’s Food for Sharing programs in hopes of feeding the Navarre community this holiday season. Fall basketball registration will begin the 1st and run until November 30th. Please call or come in for more information. See you at the Y!

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Carwash drums up support for percussion and color guard The drum line boasts 28 students, while the color guard includes nine. Brown said all but a few of the kids Members of Navarre High volunteered Saturday. He School’s indoor percussion said the carwash is donaensemble and indoor color tion only, and that the group guard held a carwash Saturplans to host another in Febday morning to raise funds ruary depending on the for the Winter Guard InterPhoto by Ashley Varese weather. In the meantime, Zoe Maltby, a member of Navarre High School’s indoor percus- they are planning a pancake breakfast and a communision ensemble, spends Saturday morning washing cars to raise money for the Winter Guard International World Championships. ty yard sale. Staff Report

national World Championships in April. Percussion Director Brandon Brown said about 50 vehicles went through the carwash line. “And it was short notice, too, so that’s even better,”he said.

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Call to art and craft vendors The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida announces its call to art/craft vendors for the annual Yule of Yesteryear Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an application and to reserve a 10by-10 space, visit, call 850-678-2615 or email The museum is located at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Boot Bowl II matches up Army, Navy and Air Force in flag football competition The second annual flag football tournament in which Army, Navy and Air Force teams compete for the Helen Back Cup takes place Dec. 13 at the Niceville High School Stadium. Boot Bowl II will feature competitive flag football teams from three area military installations, with representatives competing from the Army’s 7th Special Forces Unit, Eglin Air Force Base, and the Navy’s EOD School. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the first game’s kickoff will be at 10 a.m. The tournament supports the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Last year’s event had more than 250 in attendance when the Air Force took home the championship. There is a $5 entry fee and attendees will also be welcomed back to Helen Back for free pizza following the tournament for the Army/Navy football game at 2:30 p.m. Kids under 10 are admitted free. For further information, contact Catherine Gauthier at 850-244-1379 or catherine@

Staff Report Brendan Fallon, 16, of Navarre, will perform with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band during the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27. Honoring America’s finest high school musicians, the band is comprised of select students from each of the 50 states. The Choctawhatchee High School junior will play clarinet along with approximately 185 musicians. Students are selected based on their musical ability and past achievements, according to a press release. The musicians, under the direction of Richard Good, Auburn University, assisted by Barry Houser, University of Illinois, will be complemented by approximately 40 flags and dancers. In addition to marching in the parade, the student performers are invited to attend a leadership/educational workshop designed to encourage students to achieve their maximum potential. An estimated 3 million spectators are expected to line the parade route, according to the release. The band will perform for celebrity hosts, a grandstand audience and millions of television viewers.

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Don’t miss Santa’s Workshop Craft and Gift Fair on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Navarre Conference Center on Highway 98. The event, sponsored by the Navarre Garden Club, will include local crafters and merchants selling their items. Ye Olde Bake Shoppe will feature homemade cinnamon buns, pies, cakes and goodies to purchase for the Thanksgiving table. Take a chance to win a gift basket or to cash in on the 50/50 raffle.

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Carol Boston, recently elected school board member, and the Navarre High School NJROTC attended the Holley Navarre Primary Veterans Day Assembly. The NJROTC presented the colors and sang the national anthem. The cafeteria hallway was transformed into the "Hall of Heroes" where classrooms recognized veterans and celebrated their heroism. Pictured with the NJROTC from left, Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, Carol Boston, Principal Barbara Scott and Assistant Principal Kasie Windfelder.


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Gulf Breeze Auxiliary The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a “Jewelry is Fun” fundraiser for Gulf Breeze Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4, in the RTC Building on GBH campus from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Items for sale, including costume and fashion jewelry, will be $5. All proceeds will benefit Gulf Breeze Hospital. Contact Wendy Brandon at 850-748-0006 or the GBHA office at 850-934-2106. Library hosts bereavement support group Hopeful Hearts, a free bereavement support group, takes place at the Navarre Library Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The weekly sessions will address grief support – following an educational outline – and offer assistance, love and listening ears to those grieving over the loss of a loved one. Chaplain Ken Spivey of Emerald Coast Hospice will facilitate the meetings. All materials are provided, refreshments will be served, and reservations are not required.




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Thanksgiving safety tips from the Hurlburt Fire Dept. By 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Hurlburt Field Fire Department For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during theThanksgiving holidays. Large sums of time are devoted to prepping meat, measuring spices and enduring the tearful vapors of onions; all for one grand meal. Unfortunately, fire safety hazards at home are at their peak for many families during this time. Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, according to Fred Richards, 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector. One of the factors leading to this family holiday being such a fiery safety concern is turkey fryers, and not knowing the difference in various cooking oils. Turkey fryers that use oil can be devastating to personnel if they’re not careful. These fryers use large quantities of cooking oil, heated to temperatures as high as 350 degrees or more. Turkey fryers available for home use pose a significant danger of releasing hot oil at some point during the cooking process. Older fryer units designed for outdoor use and those that employ a stand are particularly vulnerable to spilling oil or being knocked over. “There is a new outdoor turkeycooking appliance that does not use oil. These oil-less turkey fryers are a safer alternative to traditional hot oil fryers,”Richards said.“It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using your home turkey fryers to avoid fire accidents.” Personnel should also be aware of overheating. Overheating can occur if the appliance has no temperature con-

trols or if the temperature controls, designed to shut the fryer off if the oil overheats, are defective. Once cooking oil is heated beyond its cooking temperature, its vapors can ignite. “Always have a fully charged and nearby fire extinguisher on hand within the immediate cooking area. Follow the instructions on the label when using it and remember to call 911 after a fire accident,”Richards said. Other Thanksgiving safety tips from the fire department include: ■ Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop to keep an eye on the food. ■ Stay in the home when cooking turkey and check on it frequently. ■ Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns. ■ Keep the floor clear of tripping hazards such as toys or bags. ■ Keep knives out of the reach of children. ■ Ensure that cords from items such as electric knifes, coffee makers, plate warmers or mixers are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child. ■ Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children. ■ Never leave children alone in a room with a lit a candle. ■ Make sure smoke alarms are working by pushing the test button. ■ Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away. “Always remember to change your batteries on your smoke detectors twice a year and test them monthly,”Richards said.“Following these fire safety tips will help ensure you have a safe and delicious Thanksgiving meal.” U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway

Firefighters from the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron observe a fire break out during a safety demonstration at the fire training area on Hurlburt Field, Nov. 27, 2013. Placing a frozen or wet turkey into a fryer can result in a fire mishap.

Mackay Trophy returns to Air Force Special Operations Command By Airman 1st Class Jeff Parkinson 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Under heavy enemy fire Dec. 21, 2013, the crew of Rooster 73 performed expert aerial maneuvers while simultaneously providing medical care to the critically-injured passengers on board their CV-22 Osprey. The 8th Special Operations Squadron crew’s heroic efforts during the flight resulted in the safe evacuation of American citizens from the remote city of Bor, South Sudan, and earned them the 2013 Mackay Trophy, which was presented during a ceremony Nov. 5. In 1912, Clarence Mackay presented the first Mackay Trophy to then-2nd Lt. Henry H. ‘Hap’Arnold for a reconnaissance competition flown over Virginia and later deeded it to the National Aeronautic Association. Administered by the U.S. Air Force and NAA, the trophy is awarded annually for the "most meritorious flight of the year" by an Air Force person, persons or organization. When awarded, the recipient’s name is engraved onto the trophy and is then displayed at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Other notable Mackay Trophy recipients in the Air Force Special Operations Command include a 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H crew who received their award in 1990 for airmanship and out-

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Members of Rooster 73 Flight pose for a group photo after being presented the 2013 Mackay Trophy for the most meritorious flight of the year at the National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Dinner Nov. 5, in Arlington, Va. The crew earned the award for their heroic efforts to safely evacuate American citizens and provide medical care to the passengers who were critically injured when their CV-22 Osprey came under heavy enemy fire during the mission. standing professionalism during an aerial flight over the Republic of Panama during Operation Just Cause. Another AFSOC MC-130H crew earned the Mackay Trophy in 1997 for overcoming hostile gunfire, three heavyweight air refuelings, and more than 13 hours flying 3,179 nautical miles to their objective.The crew successfully inserted a European survey and assessment team and extracted 56 people from the carnage and wanton violence in Brassaville, Republic of Congo.They achieved this goal while on the ground for less than 23 minutes. "It's great to have the prestigious Mackay Trophy back in AFSOC,”Lt. Col.Travis Hill, 8th SOS commander, said.“These crews earned it by performing flawlessly under extremely hostile conditions. I'm extremely


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Runge Strings Orchestra The Runge Strings Orchestra will perform Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Building 82 on the main university campus. The program will feature the “Christmas Concerto” by Arcangelo Corelli and the world premiere of “She,” a new orchestral cantata by composer Lee Johnson. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285.

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Fort Walton Beach tree lighting On Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m., the City of Fort Walton Beach will present its annual waterfront Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, 139 Brooks St. Santa will arrive by fire truck and he’ll visit with children until 7 p.m. Michael “Taz” WrightReynolds will read “Elf on the Shelf,” and Reid Soria of Autism Sings will sing Christmas carols around the tree leading up to the official lighting of the Christmas tree. Mayor Mike Anderson will be on hand to do the honors. The Beach Brass, a local quintet made up of two trumpets, a trombone, tuba and an alto horn, will also perform. “The Polar Express” will be shown at 6 p.m. For more information about the city’s holiday events, call 850-833-9576 or visit

Indian Temple Mound Museum The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center will hold its annual Museum Store Sale from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, during regular museum operating hours. Items include handmade jewelry, pottery, beadwork and textiles made by artists including Mercedes Rogers, Grady Smith, Marty Haythorn, Diane Hutchens, John Jansen and Sandra “Sunfeather” Lee. Books, DVDs, CDs and smaller items are also available for stocking stuffers. The gift shop is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. For more information visit

Festival of Trees Grand Boulevard’s fifth annual Festival of Trees will showcase 12 decorated Christmas trees from area nonprofit organizations from Nov. 25 through Dec. 25 in Grand Park. The event kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. A People’s Choice winner will be selected by the voting public. The grand prize winner receives $5,000 for the nonprofit. Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Tower is located in Miramar.




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Fifth annual Festival of Trees The Christmas Jingle, part of the Festival of Trees event to support Santa Rosa Kids’ House, takes place at the Imogene Theater in Milton from 5 to 8 p.m. For a $5 donation (children 12 and under admitted free) guests will view the decorated trees, door designs and holiday centerpieces.

Creek Indian Celebration Days Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Florida Town Park 3900 Florida Town Road in Pace. Join the Pow Wow. Santa’s Big Bang Arrival Enjoy the Main Street parade with Santa as he lights the 50-foot Christmas tree at Destin Commons. Abrakadoodle will provide arts and crafts for kids and stop at Bass Pro Shop for a free picture with Santa. The night will conclude with a fireworks show. For more information, call 850-337-8700. Festival of Trees Christmas Celebration The holiday marketplace, part of the Festival of Trees event to support Santa Rosa Kids’ House, takes place at the Imogene Theater in Milton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stroll through the market for holiday gifts. Santa will be on hand and the event will include cookie decorating for kids. Admission is a $5 donation, children 12 and under are admitted free. The Christmas Celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. and will include a silent auction of the holiday decorations, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and music. Admission is $50 person and dress is cocktail attire. Visit for more information.

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Santa's Arrival to HarborWalk Village HarborWalk Village – Bring your children for fun activities and visiting with Santa. Call 850424-0600 for more information.

Here Comes Santa Claus The Village of Baytowne Wharf - Weekend includes complete with the annual Village tree lighting, a holiday-themed movie, and a visit from Santa Claus.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Saenger Theatre presents Cirque Dreams Holidaze at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call for more information 850-595-3880


Comic Book Christmas Parade The City of Fort Walton Beach presents A Comic Book Christmas Parade on Monday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The parade will feature a variety of musical entertainment courtesy of area school bands and other participating organizations as the parade march moves up Eglin Parkway from First Street to the K-Mart parking lot. For more information, visit Jingle Jazz at Seville Quarter Paul Bruketa heads up the 15th edition of Jingle Jazz with an all-star cast of musical talent, including Bert Kimberl on piano, Walt Kattner on guitar, Bob Andrews on bass, Bob Maksymkow on sax, Charlie Dicken on drums, and featuring the vocal talents of Saundra Daggs and Kathy Lyon as they kick off another Christmas season for the Jazz Society of Pensacola. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St., Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30, music starts at 6 p.m., call 850-4346211 for more information.

The Nutcracker Northwest Florida Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” Nov. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under. This year’s production will feature live orchestral accompaniment provided by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Tickets are available at or by calling 850-664-7787.



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Snowball Derby The 47th annual Snowball Derby takes place Dec. 3 through 7 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. For more information, call 850-944-8400. “Harmony in the Air” The University of West Florida Department of Music presents an afternoon of chamber music on the first Wednesday of December at noon in the Old Christ Church, 405 South Adams St., in historic downtown Pensacola. The Chamber Music Class celebrates the season with merry melodies, performing works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov. The program also includes traditional Christmas music. Admission is free. Call 850474-2147 for more information.



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Zoolights Gulf Breeze Zoo offers free admission to Zoolights from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 with a Toys for Tots donation. Toys must be new, unwrapped and worth at least $10 in value. Zoolights is open Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 5 through 7, 12 through 24 and 26 through 28. Admission is $10 for adults and children, season pass holders admitted half price.

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St. Mary’s Winter Festival Craft Fair St. Mary’s Episcopal Church annual Winter Festival is Dec. 5 and 6, at 6849 Oak St., Milton. Day one kicks off Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and coincides with the nearby Downtown Milton Festival of Lights Celebration. Saturday’s festivities run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Vendors will offer a variety of merchandise including holiday crafts, and lunch will be available. For more information, call 850-623-2905, or visit

Pensacola Beach Lighted Boat Parade The nautical parade, from Pensacola Beach Marina to the boardwalk, officially delivers Santa Claus to the island. The event begins at 6 p.m., 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Call 850-932-1500 for more information.

‘Murder Under the Mistletoe’ Act4Murder, a local professional comedy troupe performs “Murder Under the Mistletoe” at the Crab Island Cantina, 2 Harbor Blvd. #100 in HarborWalk Village in Destin, on Friday, Dec. 5. Admission is $49.95 for adults and $24.95 for children 10 and under Price includes show, dinner, tax and tip.. Seating is at 7 p.m., dinner and show start at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call Act4Murder at 850- 862-2885, or visit


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Hot Glass, Cold Brew First City Art Center (FCAC) hosts its Hot Glass, Cold Brew (HGCB) event Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 1060 N. Guillemard St. There is a suggested donation of $25 for non-members and $20 for members. Guests can bring a cup from a previous HGCB and recieve $5 off. While supplies last, guests will receive a hand-blown glass or hand-thrown pottery cup. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade The 2014 Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade starts at 10 a.m. Line up starts at 8 a.m. All parade participants should be in line no later than 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $25, $10 for nonprofits, and are due by Wednesday, Dec. 4. For more information, call the City of Gulf Breeze at 850-934-5115 or Choral Society of Pensacola The Choral Society of Pensacola presents the holiday classic Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 3131 Hyde Park Road. Messiah will feature the 60 singers of the Choral Society of Pensacola, the Choral Society of Pensacola Orchestra; and four guest soloists under the baton of Choral Society Artistic Director Xiaolun Chen. Tickets are $18 to $22, $5 for students and children. Call 850-4841806 for more information.


Craft Fair Saturday November 22nd 9 am - 3 pm

Navarre Conference Center Crafts • Art • Gifts • Baked Goods

Best Sellers Hardcover Fiction 1. "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. "The Burning Room" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 3. "Havana Storm" by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 4. "Pegasus" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 5. "Prince Lestat" by Anne Rice (Knopf) 6. "The World of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson (Bantam) 7. "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 8. "Edge of Eternity" by Ken Follett (Dutton Adult) 9. "Burn" by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) 10. "The Slow Regard of Silent Things" by Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 11. "Deadline" by John Sandford (Putnam) 12. "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) 13. "Mr. Miracle" by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 14. "Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good" by Jan Karon (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 15. "The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe'" by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)

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How seniors are staying connected during their golden years

Young at Heart

(Family Features)

For seniors, keeping in touch with friends, family and caregivers is important to maintain an active social life and remain independent. The number of seniors — and the need to find creative ways to be mindful of their care — is on the rise. With nearly 7 million Americans providing support as long-distance caregivers, according to the National Institute on Aging, staying in touch is especially important. Nurture relationships Email, cell phones and texting are some of the ways technology is helping people stay connected today. These tools can be especially useful for seniors living away from friends and family or for those who aren’t able to travel as much as they used to. One affordable option is a complete phone system, such asVTech CareLine, which has no monthly fee. Offering a wearable pendant, one-button or voice-activated dialing, big buttons and volume booster, CareLine has features designed with seniors in mind. For more information about keeping seniors safely connected via a phone system, visit Going places Seniors today are staying active, spending time with friends and family outside of their home, rekindling old passions and exploring new activities that keep them on the move. Even for seniors who aren’t able to be as active, changes in scenery, like a neighborhood walk or visit to the park, are great ways to get fresh air, uplift spirits and live a healthier life. Since transportation can sometimes be a challenge, especially for seniors who rely on caregivers who work full-time, there are numerous organizations that provide transportation resources for seniors to assist in getting them safely to doctor’s appointments, organized activities at local community centers, shopping excursions and more.

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Your local Area Agency on Aging is a good resource to begin researching options in your area. Find your local agency at Selecting a senior phone A phone system can provide valuable security and peace of mind for seniors living alone and the loved ones who are responsible for their care.To get the maximum benefit of a phone system designed for seniors, experts recommend shopping for the following features: Voice amplification Conversations are easier to hear and understand when you can adjust the volume of incoming sound. Look for units that can be adjusted by up to 40 decibels. Caller ID announce Hearing who is calling announced through the speakerphone prevents the risk of falls or other injuries associated with running to catch a ringing phone.

Photo dial As memory and or vision fails, it can be difficult to associate names and numbers. A phone that allows you to associate photos with speed dial numbers will help your loved one keep important numbers straight, which is especially important in an emergency or time of need. Help create connections Helping an elderly person who lives alone stay connected with others can play a major role in that senior’s quality of life. As a caregiver, you can help foster those connections by: • Coordinating a rotating visitor schedule with friends and family. • Asking others to make regular calls to check in and chat. • Researching local senior programs, such as classes, shopping excursions or fitness programs. • Identifying resources such as transportation services that are available to help seniors get out and about.

Senior Briefs Events at Holley Navarre Senior Center Council on Aging provides a lunch at 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.

10 a.m. – Bingo 10 a.m. – 7’s from Hell 11 a.m. – Meal Noon – Newspapers 9 to 10 a.m. –Line dancing

Thursday, Nov. 20 8:45 a.m. – Exercise 1 p.m. – Pinochle 5:30 p.m. – Game Night

Thursday, Nov. 27 8:45 a.m. – Exercise 1 p.m. – Pinochle 5:30 p.m. – Game Night

Friday, Nov. 21 11:30 a.m. – Potluck lunch 1 p.m. – Board meeting 8 a.m. to noon – Health Fair 7 to 9 p.m. – Round dancing

Pullum YMCA Senior Classes Chair yoga classes are at noon each Tuesday. A senior fitness class is held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. The class uses a variety of exercises and small equipment to increase muscular strength, range of motion and flexibility for active older adults. A chair is provided if needed.

Saturday, Nov. 22 8 a.m. – Tai Chi Tuesday, Nov. 25 9 a.m. – Socialize 10 a.m. – 7’s from Hell 11 a.m. – Meal 5:30 p.m. – Game Night Wednesday, Nov. 26 9 a.m. – Socialize

Activities at the Guy Thompson Community Center Thursday, Nov. 20 8:30 a.m. to noon – Pickleball.

Open to all ages and skill levels. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Bingo 6 p.m. Panhandle Writers Group Meeting Friday, Nov. 21 Noon – Cards and games for seniors Monday, Nov. 24 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cards and refreshments 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Line dancing classes, $5 per person Tuesday, Nov. 25 8:30 a.m. to noon – Pickleball. Wednesday, Nov. 26 8:30 a.m. to noon – Artist Gathering 2 p.m. Ballroom Dancing class, $5 per person 6 pm.m Yoga for all levels, $5 per person

Local program brightens the holidays for Greater Pensacola seniors This season, many Greater Pensacola area, including Escambia and Santa Rosa County, seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care office, the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors. “It is heartbreaking to think of the senior members of our community spending the holidays all by themselves, without any gifts or any way to celebrate the season,” said Carlette Howell, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Greater Pensacola area in-

cluding Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. “But all too often, that’s what happens when seniors live alone. It can be a really tough time of year for them.” Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with the Council on Aging, Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Gulf Breeze and Pace Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Club to help with the gift collection and distribution. Program officials hope to collect 1,000 gifts to help area seniors this holiday season. Participating retail locations will display Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas trees Nov. 14 through Dec. 15 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick ornaments from the trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped (and with the ornament attached) to the store.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at: ■ Wal-Mart, 4965 U.S. 90, Milton (Pace) ■ Wal-Mart, 3767 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze ■ Sam’s Club, 1250 Airport Blvd., Pensacola Program partners and volunteers will wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra for a local senior,” Howell said. “Your gift – and more importantly the visit that comes with the delivery – could make their holiday season.” For more information about the program, visit or call 850-477-1947.




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A.C.T.S. prison ministry helps inmates overcome addiction By Romi White A local faithbased prison ministry is helping inmates at several area prisons change their lives in anticipation of their return to society. The Webb dual-purpose program provides factual information about alcohol and drug dependency with faith-based support to overcome

addiction. The Alcohol and Chemical Treatment Series (A.C.T.S.) ministry is a state-certified 12-week course which was started nine years ago by the Rev. Larry Webb, pastor of First Apostolic Church of Milton. “This is (Webb’s) passion and his heartbeat,”the Rev. Jeff Hunt, associate pastor of the church, said. “We sometimes go into the prisons seven days a week,” added Hunt, who said 18 local men volunteer in the program,

providing support and encouragement to inmates. The ministry serves Santa Rosa Correctional Institute and two other prisons in Crestview and Century. Additionally, the ministry reaches out to four work camps in the tri-county area. “The majority of crimes related to prison sentences are normally related to alcohol or drugs,” Santa Rosa Correctional Institute Assistant Warden Michael Booker said.“They basically try to teach the inmates about dependency and give them an

opportunity to turn to something positive moving forward, so it is beneficial that we have these types of programs … Many studies have shown that programming while incarcerated leads to a reduction in recidivism.” Hunt said 25 to 90 inmates regularly participate in the program, which is held in a church-like setting in prison chapels. “Ultimately our design is teaching 15 to 25 minutes of dependency information fol-

lowed by spiritual support,”Hunt said, adding that inmates are given the opportunity to resolve past issues and seek repentance or forgiveness. Hunt said A.C.T.S. offers inmates, who participate on a voluntary basis, a chance to rekindle or develop a relationship with Christ. “Hopefully inmates have a new birth experience, from their old life into a new life with Christ,” Hunt said.“In the end we hope they put Christ as the center of their life.”

A newly opened work camp at Santa Rosa Correctional Institute in Milton is one of several locations in the tri-county area where A.C.T.S. ministry volunteers meet with inmates.

Photo by Romi White

Faith Briefs Waterfront Rescue Mission serves a traditional Thanksgiving feast On Thanksgiving Day, Waterfront Rescue Mission will host a traditional Thanksgiving meal for men, women and children of the Gulf Coast. All are welcome enjoy a delicious meal and share in the holiday spirit at the Waterfront Rescue Mission campus located at 348 West Herman St.

Waterfront Rescue Mission’s staff is gearing up for the Thanksgiving banquet and would like to invite the community to help support the event. There are numerous ways that individuals, groups or businesses can become involved: ■ Donate food: 16- to 18-pound turkeys, canned vegetables, desserts, non-perishable foods and gift cards are appreciated.

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■ Make a financial donation: $2.23 provides one meal, $11.15 provides five meals and $22.30 provides 10 meals. ■ Donate items to prepare for the cold months – coats, jeans, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets, backpacks, socks, sleeping bags, underwear, personal hygiene items, etc. ■ Volunteer to serve meals on Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to volunteer, call 888- 853-8655. All items can be delivered to Waterfront Rescue Mission located at 348 West Herman St., Pensacola. For more information, or to make a financial donation, visit www.waterfrontmission. org or call 888-853-8655. Challenge to Obamacare on contraceptives rejected A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Obamacare that would have enabled nonprofit religious organizations to avoid government-approved contraception programs. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concluded that the challenged regulations do not impose a substantial burden on religious groups.

National Cathedral to host first Muslim prayer Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time. Planners say they hope Friday's service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world. The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at various interfaith services in the past. But planners say this is

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The Affordable Care Act requires group health plans to include coverage for Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods. In recognition of religious concerns, the government devised an accommodation that nonprofit religious organizations nonetheless oppose. To be eligible for the accommodation, a religious organization must certify to its insurance company that it opposes coverage for contraceptive services and that it operates as a nonprofit religious organization.

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the first time the cathedral has invited Muslims to lead their own prayers there, which they call a "powerful symbolic gesture." Planners say the prayer service developed after the cathedral's liturgical director met South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool while planning the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. In a statement, Rasool said, "This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations." U.S. Catholic bishops say gathering is harmonious A month after a divisive and open debate at the Vatican, America's Catholic bishops are publicly demonstrating unity at a gathering underway in Baltimore. The October debate in Rome followed Pope Francis' encouragement of a free exchange of ideas at the assembly, or synod. The gatherings typically follow a narrow agenda. In Baltimore, there's been no open conflict about the application of church orthodoxy. Bishop Michael Burbidge, who heads the Raleigh diocese, said the discus-

sions have represented passionate convictions but have taken place with Francis' aim of dialogue and progress. Pope moves to speed rulings on sex abuse appeals Pope Francis has moved to speed up rulings on appeals by clergy who have been accused of sex abuse of minors and other grave abuses. The Vatican announced on Nov. 11 that the pope is setting up a panel, made up of seven cardinals or bishops, to examine appeals that reach the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Congregation is cracking down on priests who sexually abuse children, but critics say the Vatican is moving too slowly to decide the ultimate fate of these priests. An advocacy group for abuse victims says the pope should work on prevention and submit all complaints to the legal system. David Clohessy, executive director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said the pope's successes in governance and outreach have not extended to the clergy abuse crisis.

Navarre United Methodist Church and Preschool Worship Times Contemporary: 8:30 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. Traditional: 11:10 a.m.

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New TDC director up and running By Romi White Santa Rosa County's new Tourist Development Council (TDC) executive director, Julie Morgan, has hit the ground running – in part due to her extensive experience in the field. "It's a pleasure to be here. It's an honor to be chosen for this position. I really look forward to working with all of you," said Morgan, who started Oct. 31. Morgan began her career at a travel agency about 20 years ago. At the TDC’s Nov. 12 south end committee meeting she joked about how such agencies are“pret-

ty much nonexistent”nowadays. Morgan hails from the Great Smokey Mountains region of Tennessee where she served as director of the Monroe County TDC for the past 10 years. “We did a changeover there … kind of like what happened here,”Morgan said, pointing out the recent transition of the TDC from a separate entity into a county department. Morgan said her experience with county staff so far has been great, so she expressed optimism such change will be easy. Morgan told meeting attendees that she has grantwriting experience and was

involved with an effort to showcase scenic resources along Tennessee’s public highways, providing support for local and regional organizations pursuing National Byway funding and recognition. “I think that's something that we can look into down here,”she said. Morgan said she would like to get the TDC more involved in tradeshow marketing. “We haven't been as active here as we can be,”she said. “I think we'll start in January going to the shows marketing to families, snowbirds – there's going to be a lot of different niche markets.”

Photo by Romi White

Julie Morgan is the new executive director of the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council.

Extra penny bed tax generates more than $200K for beach renourishment during summer By Romi White L a s t December Santa Rosa C o u n t y Commissioners voted to levy an a d d i t i o n a l Tsubooka one-cent bed tax for the purpose of beach restoration funding. That additional assessment started June 1 and generated more than $217,000 by Sept. 30 – the end of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka provided an

update on overall county bed tax revenues, which have steadily increased over the past year, at the Nov. 11 south end Tourist Development Council (TDC) committee meeting. Tsubooka reported the August 2014 bed tax collections were up 66 percent over August 2013, from $137,408 to $228,503. In September, collections were up 51.75 percent over the previous year, from $89,446 to $135,703. However, she noted those amounts included collection of the additional onecent bed tax. Tsubooka said without the additional cent

the increases were 33 percent and 21 percent for August and September, respectively. TDC mem- Gallup ber Laurie Gallup expressed concern the additional one-cent bed tax revenues were being utilized for the current beach restoration effort. “The increase was supposed to be set aside for matching funds (for) the next restoration in seven to 10 years, not to pay for this one,” Gallup said following the meeting. Gallup said for the coun-

ty to leverage higher scores and provide matches for grant funding, a designated funding source for beach restoration needs to be accumulating. Attendees decided to discuss the matter further at the Nov. 19 TDC meeting. Other matters discussed at the Nov. 11 south end TDC committee meeting included: ■ Karen Harrell, Beaches to Woodlands Tour coordinator, requested the tour's 2015 budget be increased from $35,000 to $70,000 to grow visibility in highly targeted areas. No action was taken by the committee.

■ Charlene Tremor, representing the Navarre Krewe of Jesters, sought financial support for the Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade scheduled for Feb. 7, 2015. Tremor said the event lures about 35,000 people to the beach. The committee voted to recommend approval of a $4,000 platinum sponsorship plus $1,000 toward the purchase of beads. The matter will move forward to the TDC, Sandler which will make a final decision.

■ Mike Sandler, representing the Navarre Beach Fishing Rodeo, reported there were 118 registrants and inclement weather likely impacted participation. "We likely can grow it a bit," Sandler said. ■ Sonya Negley, representing the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, said several water quality monitors were donated to the group and would be used to gather data on local water quality. Tsubooka said the county launched a new webpage for the tourist development organization at

20th Annual Navarre Chamber


Located on Navarre Beach Pier Sponsored by: The UPS Store Navarre

Saturday, December 6


Kick off the Season on Saturday, December 6th with the 2014 Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade sponsored by Eager Beaver Professional Tree Care, LLC filled with businesses, organizations, floats & children’s groups.

Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade Route begins at the Navarre Library & will travel south on Presidio Street, making a left onto Esplanade and ending behind Centennial Bank.

Schedule of Events Noon Navarre Chamber’s Info Booth Opens. 2014 Navarre Chamber Ornaments & T-Shirts for Sale and Angels will be available for adoption.

1 – 6 pm • Holiday Marketplace open in Navarre Park. Visit the Marketplace to find local artwork and unique gifts for everyone on your list

2 pm • Parade begins at the Navarre Library 3 – 6 pm • Mrs. Claus’ Bakery open in Navarre Park. Free cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider


• Santa’s Workshop open in Navarre Park. Free crafts for children to make

6 pm

• Live Entertainment begins in Navarre Park • Photo Opportunities with Santa & Mrs. Claus & the Grinch in Navarre Park. Bring your camera • Lighting of the Navarre Park Tree by Navarre Chamber’s 2013 Legend – Michele Tucker For More Info:





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Raiders come from behind in big playoff victory over Escambia, 44-30


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Quarterback Matthew Webb, 4, ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns and passed for two touchdowns in the Raider playoff win.

Photos by Dickie Williams Navarre quarterback Matthew Webb, 4, dives into the end zone for the first of his three touchdown runs leading the Raiders to a 44-30 playoff victory over Escambia last Friday night.

By Bowden Moorer

Anthony Miller, 99, bulldogs the Gator ball carrier to the ground as Navarre’s defense got really stingy in the second half.

Coach Jay Walls and the rest of his staff could not have asked for a better start to the Region 1 6A quarter final game against the Escambia Gators. However, after the Raiders took an early 7-0 lead, the next 16:15 of the first half could not have gone much worse for the District 2 6A runners up. Jay Klosinski pounced on a Gator fumble on the opening drive and the Raiders capitalized. It took just six plays to reach pay dirt. The score came on a 20-yard pass by Matthew Webb which Quentin Randolph hauled in in the back of the end zone. Quarterback Gerold Bright led Escambia, along with running back Jabir Frye, kicker Emillio Maldonado and a stingy defense. After the quick Raider score, the trio of playmakers and the defense showed why they entered the game as District 1 6A champions with a 9-1 record. Bright ran for a 63-yard touchdown just over a minute after Navarre scored. Frye gashed the Raider defense for a 40-yard score just before the first quarter came to an end. Maldonado booted a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter to give Escambia a 17-7 advantage. Equally impressive was the Gator defense which held Navarre's high octane offense to negative 9 yards rushing and a total of 42 yards in the first half of play.

Scoring Plays

Unofficial Stats

1st Qtr. 7:45 - Nav - 15 yd. pass, Matthew Webb to Quentin Randolph, Luke Morton kick 6:19 - Esc - 63 yd. run, Gerald Bright, Emilio Maldonado kick 1:13 - Esc - 40 yd. run, Jabir Frye, Maldonado kick

Rushing Matthew Webb, 14 carries, 106 yds., 3 TDs Hasaan Williams, 5 carries, 63 yds., TD Derrick Smith, 8 carries, 12 yds. Michael Carter, 7 carries, 8 yds.

2nd Qtr. 5:31 - Esc - 50 yd. FG, Maldonado 3rd Qtr. 9:46 - Nav - 50 yd. run, Hasaan Williams, Morton kick 7:32 - Esc - 18 yd. interception return, Corey Roberts, Maldonado kick :57.4- Nav - 1 yd. run, Webb, Morton kick 4th Qtr. 10:50 - Nav - 55 yd. run, Webb, Webb to Jordan Ewing, 2 point conversion 9:51 - Esc - 60 yd. pass, Bright to Frye, 2 point conversion no good 5:32 - Nav - 20 yd. pass, Webb to Randolph, Webb to Nathan McMaster, 2 point conversion 1:08 - Nav - 52 yd. run, Webb, Morton kick

Passing Matthew Webb, 18-32, 173 yds., 2 TDS, int. Derrick Smith, 1-1, 14 yds. Receiving Quentin Randolph, 5 receptions, 68 yds., 2 TDs Tyrell Courtney, 4 receptions, 42 yds. Octavien Moyer, 4 receptions, 31 yds. Nathan McMaster, 2 receptions, 19 yds., 2 pt. conversion Jordan Ewing, 2 receptions, 16 yds., 2 pt.conversion T.J. Woodberry, 1 reception, 13 yds. Derrick Smith, 1 reception, -2 yds.

The second half was an entirely different story. Navarre began the third quarter on their own 20. Four plays later, the ball rested at midfield. Hasaan Williams, in for the injured Michael Carter, burst through the line of scrimmage and went untouched to the end zone. "Getting that score on the opening drive of the second half was big," Walls said after the game. Just over two minutes elapsed, and Navarre was right back in the game, trailing by just three. Navarre forced a Gator punt on the next series, but on the Raiders second play from scrimage, Corey Roberts stepped in front of a Webb pass and scored easily from 18 yards out to push the lead back to 10 points. "The guys didn't hang their heads after that pick six," Walls said. The Raiders then put together a 17-play, 80-yard drive that took six and a half minutes off the clock. The drive was highlighted by a 14-yard jump pass from running back Derrick Smith to Jordan Ewing, and a 17-yard Webb to Nathan McMaster completion that gave the Raiders a first and goal at the Escambia 8 yard line. On fourth down from the 1, Webb bulldozed in for the score. Navarre was back to within a field goal trailing 24-21. The defense would come through again and force a Gator punt. On first down from the Navarre 45, Webb would fake a handoff inside, bounce outside, and race down the sideline giving Navarre their first lead since the initial touchdown. After just sprinting 55 yards, Webb probably needed a little breather – he didn't get it. A bobbled snap on the extra point try, forced Webb to improvise. After first running left and then back to the right, Webb found Ewing open in the end zone for the two-point conversion and a 29-24 advantage. The lead would be short lived.

Raider receiver Tyrell Courtney, 21, made the most of his four receptions catching balls for important first down yardage.





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Lady Raiders’ out-muscle Pace 80-10 By John Richardson The Lady Raiders dominated the first weightlifting meet of the season winning first and second place in each weight division. The Raiders’ performance was made even more impressive by the fact that four of their top-seeded lifters did not compete. Prior to each lift in the bench press and clean-andjerk, each lifter picks her starting weight to attempt. In most of the weight classes, the Raider lifters’starting weights were equal to the weight lifted at the end of last season. Peyton Watson picked up where she left off last season with a 215 winning total in the 101 division; Watson had a bench press of 115 pounds and a 100-pound clean-andjerk. Charity Fulfer placed second with a bench press of 195-pound combined lift. Brianna Diel’s combined 275 lift won the 110-pound class. She benched 130 pounds and had a 145-pound clean-and-jerk. Kiki Carrillo placed second with a 230pound total lift. Savannah Diel, Brianna’s sister, won the 119 weight class with a 300-pound combined lift. She had a 150pound in both the bench press and clean-and-jerk. Miya Taylor placed second with a 240-pound total. KelsyVondenstein won the


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Escambia was facing third and six at their own 40. The defense anticipated a run and stacked the box. Instead, Bright threw a quick pass to Frye and he took it to the house. The Gators were back in front at 30-29. Once again, Navarre would answer. The offense would pick up five first downs en route to a 13play, 79-yard go ahead touchdown. The score would come on a 20-yard Webb to Randolph strike in the back of the end zone. A pass to McMaster for the two-point conversion gave the visitors the lead for good at 37-30. On the ensuing drive, Escambia advanced the ball

Photo by John Richardson Nicole Thornton won the 154 weight class with a 360-pound combined lift.

139-pound weight class with a 320-pound total. She had a 155 bench press and a 165pound clean-and-jerk. Kaylee Jones was a close second with 300-pound total lift. Angel McKinny’s 310pound combined lift gave her a first place finish in the 139pound weight division. Dawna Norton placed second

with a 280 total lift. Nicole Thornton impressed everyone, winning the 154pound weight class with a 360-pound combined lift. She had a 165-pound bench press and put up an impressive 195-pound clean-andjerk. Callan Taylor had 285pound total lift to place second.

Olivia Brahms’combined lift of 350 pounds won the 169-weight division. Brahms had a 190-pound bench press and a 160-pound clean-andjerk. Hannah Vernetti took second place with a 325pound combined lift. In the 183-pouund division, Mercedes King’s 375pound combined lift gave her

first place. King had a 200pound bench press and a 170pound clean-and-jerk. Haley O’Connell was second with a total lift of 305. Taelor Smith won the 199pound weight class. Her bench press of 205 pounds and 175-pound clean-andjerk gave her a 380 combined lift. Madison Allegretto placed

second in the division with a 310-pound total. Catera Jones was the unlimited winner with a combined lift of 315 pounds. She benched 160 pounds and had a 310 total lift. The Raiders’ record is now 1-0. The next match is at home Dec. 3 against Gulf Breeze.

to the Raider 21. A 5-yard loss moved them back to the 26. On fourth and 11, Kyle Arrasmith made a huge play and sacked Bright for a 14-yard loss that halted the Gator drive. With just 1:19 left in the game, all the Raiders had to do was hold on to the ball and run out the clock. Webb had other ideas. From the Navarre 47, Webb took the snap and went 53 yards for a touchdown to put the game away. An amazing kick-off return by Bright, in which he broke multiple tackles, gave the Gators the ball at their own 40. Escambia's season came to an end when time expired after several runs and a few desperation passes. After the incredible second half turnaround, members of the print and broad-

cast media speculated on what Walls might have said to the team during halftime. When asked at the conclusion of the game, Walls responded, "Nothing really, I just told them to go out and play." He added, "It's just a two score game. The defense played great, and when we forced them to try to throw the ball, we knew we had a chance.” Next up for the Raiders, the Choctaw Indians. The contest will be the fourth time in two years that the teams have met. Choctaw has prevailed in the last two meetings, eliminating Navarre from the playoffs last year and defeating the Raiders 25-10 earlier this season.The game will be played at Joe Etheredge Stadium on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Runningback Hasaan Williams, 32, breaks free for a 50-yard touchdown run in the third quarter .

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Boys soccer defeats crosstown rival Gulf Breeze 4-1 By John Richardson Navarre 4, Gulf Breeze 1 Although Gulf Breeze and Navarre are no longer in the same district, a strong rivalry still exists between the soccer programs. The Dolphins dominated the early meetings between the two teams. However, in the last four or five years, each team has won once and there have been several ties. A measure of how times have changed is when the Raiders won the game on Nov. 10, and the players and fans treated it as just another victory. The Raiders controlled play from the beginning of the game. Nikia Hawkins had the ball deep in the right corner of the pitch several times, but the Raiders were unable to convert his crossing passes. In the fifth minute, Hawkins’hard shot from 20 yards out was barely saved by the Dolphin keeper. Three minutes later, the Raiders had another chance, but could not get off a clean shot on a loose ball in the box. Hawkins had anoth-

Photo by John Richardson Kameron Bethell 23 fights with a Gulf Breeze defender for the ball. Bethell scored two goals in the 4-1 victory.

er close call in the 13th minute and the Raiders were getting closer. In the 21st minute, Malone Doughty hit Jonah Cruz with a nice pass and only a great save by the Dolphin

keeper stopped Cruz’s shot. The Raiders finally found the back of the net in the 34th minute. Hawkins had the ball in the right corner and brought it out, dribbling past several Dolphin defend-

ers. At the top of the box, he turned and fired a shot into the left corner of the Dolphin goal, giving the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Kameron Bethell returned to action and

immediately impacted the game when he curved a shot into the top right corner of the Dolphin goal at the 36th minute. Bethell’s goal gave the Raiders a 20 lead at halftime.

The Dolphins came back in the 53rd minute when a Raider defender was unable to clear a ball in the left corner. Several Dolphins swarmed in and scored to bring the Dolphins to within one goal. In the 57th minute, the Raiders added an insurance goal. Robert Madril moved the ball down the middle and passed to Brandon Capenia running down the left side. Capenia made a move past a defender and fired a shot past the Dolphin keeper into the right corner of the goal. In the 73rd minute, MalcolmValdes-Fernandez fought hard to take a ball from a Dolphin defender. After stealing the ball, he passed back to Bethell moving toward the middle of the field. Bethell controlled the pass and scored the last goal of the game from 25 yards out to make the final score 4-1. The Raiders played their first district match in an away contest against Pace on Nov. 13 and won easily 8-0. The Raiders’ record is 21-1 and 1-0 in district play. They play Washington at home on Nov. 20.

Raider girls rolling along over with wins over Pace and Ocean Springs By John Richardson Despite the best efforts of the Lady Raiders, for the past several years Pace has owned the district championship and Navarre has placed second. This week, the Raiders faced the Patriots for their first real district test. Making the week even more difficult, Coach Rob Simon added an away game in Ocean Springs, Miss., on the weekend against last year’s state champion. Navarre 5, Pace 1 By game time on Nov. 13, the temperature at Navarre’s NYSA soccer complex was 38 degrees and the winds gusted to 20 mph. It could only mean one thing: The Photo by John Richardson Lady Patriots were in town Tori Martino, 13, outruns two Pace defenders to help the Navarre Raiders to test the undefeated defeat the Patriots 5-1 at home last Thursday night. Raiders. The teams played even- down the left side, but the goal. However, in the 30th ly for most of the first half. Patriot defense recovered minute Folse would not be Kayla Folse made a few runs in time to avoid a shot on stopped as she gathered in

a pass from Emily Madril and fired home the first Raider goal to make the score 1-0. Four minutes later Sydney Whitehouse worked hard to pry the ball loose from a Patriot midfielder. Whitehouse passed to Madril moving down the right side. Madril was too fast for the defense and moved in on the Patriot goal. Her shot into the left side of the net gave the Raiders a 2-0 lead. After Pace scored a goal to narrow the lead, Melia Gross put the Raiders up by two goals again in the 37th minute when she scored on a penalty kick. The Raiders went into halftime with a 3-1 lead. In the 64th minute, the Raiders threatened again – after a ball bounced off a Patriot defender over the end line and the Raiders were awarded a free kick. Madril took the corner kick and booted the ball toward

the goal. Her kick continued to bend until it ended up in the corner of the goal for a 4-1 lead. The last score of the game occurred in the 76th minute. Senior Jessi Cook took a pass from a Patriot midfielder and passed to Madril on the right side of the field. Madril’s speed was no match for the Patriot defense and she beat the Patriot keeper for the hat trick. The final score was Raiders 5, Pace 1. Julianna DeSalle had one save in the first half and Lizzy Madril had a save in the second half. Navarre 3, Ocean Springs 2 The Raiders traveled to Mississippi on Nov. 15 to take on the 2013 state champions. After allowing an early goal, the Raiders tied the game in the 27th minute. Carly Lanter made a nice pass to Folse who deposited the ball into the Ocean Springs goal to tie the score

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at 1-1. The game remained tied until the 51st minute when Madril scored an unassisted goal to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead. Another goal was scored in the 54th minute by Madril after taking a pass from Gianna Bly. Ocean Springs scored a late goal to make the final score Navarre 3, Ocean Springs 2. The Raiders record is now 6-0-1 and 2-0 in district play. They play again at Fort Walton Beach on Nov. 20 in a district match.

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Soccer Class: 2015 Parents: Jessica Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra Plans after graduation: Play soccer in college and get a degree in sports marketing. Favorite school subject: English Favorite sports memory: Playing Nationals in Denver with the Gulf Coast Texans Person you admire most and why: My mother because she still puts up with me. Favorite song: “Fuente de Energia,” by Estopa Favorite TV show: “Parks & Recreation” Favorite movie: “Ocean’s Eleven” If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be and why? My 2-year-old brother – he does what he wants.



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(23) Brandyn Mareno finishes his cross field trek (9) Jonah Forrest is not daunted by the number of Bucs around him -- he with a touchdown save. is headed to the end zone to turn off the clock and end the game early.

(14) Trenton Hall tries to focus and complete the reception. (6) Connor Darden wrestles down the Perdido ball carrier.

(3) Cameron Downing skies to add a reception to his box score.

(11) Hunter Pfiester powers through the Bucs defense for a Raider first down.

(14) Trenton Hall battles to complete the pass and (44) Averey Zierden tries to out run the defense and gain enough for a Raider first down. gain huge yards.

(44) Averey Zierden folds the Perdido ball carrier in half as he lifts him off the ground. (22) Eddie Love maneuvers through the defense on his way to remove the Raider goose egg.

(20) Brody Woods tries to gain the edge and extra yards.

(11) Hunter Pfiester, (52) Edward Beatty, (2) Jalen Jones and (13) Alex Rusinchak show sportsmanship before turning the clock off on Perdido.

(34) Zavier Hamilton shows the defense what is in store for them if they get too close. (5) Carson Topping looks down field as he completes his five-step drop.

A group of Raiders prepare to pile on the Perdido ball carrier.

(11) Jack Anderson knocks the Quartback down and pops the ball up for grabs.

(21) Cooper Black turns the ball carrier toward the middle of the field.

(3) Rossie Bunn looks on as (14) Sean Rusinchak sends the ball down field.

(8) James Clark strides over the goal line to open the scoring flood gates.


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100,000 visitors each year By Romi White

Between July 2013 and June 2014, nearly 100,000 visitors from across the state descended upon the 1,300-acre Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna. According to Martha Robinson, a spokesman for the Florida Parks Service, attendance has declined over the past year. “I’m sure that had a lot to do with the cold winter,” Robinson said, adding that people are less inclined to visit the caves during cooler weather. According to the Florida State Parks website, the Photo by Florida Department of Environmental Protection caverns began forming Visitors step inside the caverns for a closer look. roughly 38 million years Monday except for Thanksago when sea levels were giving and Christmas. There considerably higher and are no cave tours on Tuesvast portions of the southday or Wednesday. It’s also eastern United States were noteworthy that guided submerged. As sea levels cave tours, which last fell, materials on the forroughly 45 minutes, somemer sea floor hardened into times sell out. Calling ahead limestone. Over the course to check tour availability of the past million years, is recommended since selfacidic groundwater creatguided tours are not ed sub-surface crevices and allowed. Also, the tours other-worldly looking forrequire some stooping mations, which grow at a through passages with low rate of just 1 inch per cenceilings. tury. Additionally, the Chipo“It has been drawing visPhoto by Romi White itors for decades due to its Multitudes of ancient stalactites hang throughout the caverns la River and a freshwater spring provide opportunigeologic and scenic won- located in Marianna. ties for fishing, swimming ders,” said Brian Rucker, a history professor at Pen- of the land comprising the tourists, the caverns are and canoeing. Canoe sacola State College (PSC) park was acquired in the also a favorite spot for bats, rentals are available on days who also serves as a vol- mid-1930s, but the park blind cave crayfish and cave when guided cave tours unteer docent for PSC was not opened to the pub- salamanders. Ancient ani- are not scheduled. The park Geology Club field trips, lic until 1942 – after thou- mal fossils, including a nau- also features a nine-hole which explore panhandle sands of Civilian Conser- tilus, shark tooth and fish golf course. Florida Cavand regional geological vation Corps and Works vertebrae are all common erns State Park is located points of interests. Projects Administration and visible throughout the 3 miles north of the City of Marianna on State Road Department of Envi- employees spent years caves. ronmental Protection excavating the caves. Guided cave tours are 166. For more information records show that much In addition to attracting offered Thursday through call 850-482-1288.

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Gov. Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman’s License Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Nov. 13 authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up to $1,000 but from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, the price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21 and younger. The lifetime license covers saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, hunting and most associated permits. “Our state’s natural treasures give families wonderful opportunities for both fishing and hunting from the Panhandle to the Keys,” Scott said. “This Lifetime Sportsman’s License will provide Florida’s youth with the opportunity to spend time outdoors with their families. Fishing and hunting are time-honored traditions in

our state, and I encourage all Floridians to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors.” A Lifetime Sportsman’s License allows fishing and hunting in Florida for the rest of the license holder’s life, even if that person is no longer a resident of the state. The license may be purchased at all Florida county tax collectors’ offices, online at and by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (888-3474356). Residency must be verified. For more information about a Lifetime Sportsman’s License and this limited time offer, visit ifetime-licenses/ Slow down as manatees start their swim to warmer waters The annual migration of Florida manatees to warmer waters begins in November, which is Manatee Awareness Month. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to


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Predicted tides for Navarre Beach beginning November 20. High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible Low 3:58 AM 0.0 6:18 AM Rise 4:21 AM 7 High 6:49 PM 1.5 4:49 PM Set 3:45 PM Low 4:42 AM -0.2 6:18 AM Rise 5:19 AM 3 High 7:20 PM 1.6 4:48 PM Set 4:28 PM Low 5:32 AM -0.3 6:19 AM Rise 6:17 AM 0 High 7:58 PM 1.7 4:48 PM Set 5:16 PM Low 6:28 AM -0.5 6:20 AM Rise 7:16 AM 0 High 8:40 PM 1.7 4:48 PM Set 6:09 PM Low 7:25 AM -0.7 6:21 AM Rise 8:14 AM 2 High 9:25 PM 1.7 4:48 PM Set 7:07 PM Low 8:19 AM -0.7 6:22 AM Rise 9:09 AM 6 High 10:11 PM 1.7 4:47 PM Set 8:08 PM Low 9:07 AM -0.5 6:23 AM Rise 10:00 AM 13 High 10:58 PM 1.5 4:47 PM Set 9:12 PM

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help protect migrating manatees by looking out and slowing down for these aquatic mammals that often rest or congregate underwater and can be difficult to see. “During Manatee Awareness Month, the FWC encourages the public to celebrate manatees by learning more about these gentle giants, including the importance of people’s actions in conserving this iconic Florida species,” said Carol Knox, the FWC’s Imperiled Species Management section leader. “Boaters slowing down and watching out for manatees can help protect this species from injury. Anyone who spots a manatee that is injured, entangled in fishing line or otherwise in distress can help initiate a rescue by calling the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922,” Knox said. On their annual trek, manatees, including mothers and their calves, swim along Florida’s many rivers, bays and coastal areas in search of the warmer, more stable temperatures found in freshwater springs, man-made canals and power plant outflows. Unlike dolphins and other marine mammals, manatees do not have true blubber to insulate them from waters below 68 degrees, so they must find warmer waters during their migration to survive the winter cold. Despite their size, with adults weighing 1,000 pounds on average, manatees can be difficult to spot. That is why it is important for boaters in Florida, including those using personal watercraft, to slow down to prevent collisions with manatees, particularly in shallow areas or posted manatee protection zones. On Nov. 15, many seasonal manatee protection zones around the state went into effect. For manatee protection zones by county, including the seasonal changes, visit, and click on “Data and Maps.” FWC, partners unlock some mysteries behind red tide in 5-year study Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published new findings on Florida’s red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae. This publication is the culmination of an

unprecedented collaboration on red tide research in the Gulf of Mexico led by the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From this work, researchers unveiled that Karenia brevis uses a variety of nutrients from different sources, including offshore blooms of another algae species, Trichodesmium, as well as decaying fish that die during blooms. Researchers quantified the relative roles of these nutrient sources in affecting blooms. They also confirmed the importance of physical forces in the occurrence of nearshore blooms of Karenia brevis. In 2010, this red tide organism did not bloom on the southwest Florida shelf because deeper water did not transport source populations to shore; this phenomenon was in stark contrast to 2008, 2009 and, particularly, 2007, when a massive bloom occurred. Moreover, the work confirmed previous findings that blooms of this particular red tide species, Karenia brevis, are extremely complex and result from a particular suite of physical, chemical and biological factors. This study highlights that effective bloom management integrates short-term solutions of bloom prediction, such as the FWC/USFSP three-day forecasts, with longer-term solutions, including nutrient-reduction strategies. FWC invites public comments for reaccreditation The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is seeking its second reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). The division must comply with approximately 259 standards to receive reaccreditation status. If the CFA determines the Division of Law Enforcement has complied with the appropriate standards, the reaccreditation will be awarded for three years. The general public, including members of the FWC, are invited to offer comments related to the agency’s ability to comply with CFA standards. Comments must be submitted in writing to CFA, Attention: Public Comment, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302, or may be submitted by email at


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Navarre’s Miko Brickey places second in Flex Fest

By John Richardson Editor@Navarre

Miko Brickey works triceps in an early morning workout.

Miko Brickey may be Navarre’s definition of a super mom. She has a husband and three children and she still managed to train and medal in her first body building contest. Brickey placed second in the bikini division of the Northwest Florida Flex Fest contest Nov. 8. “I did dance and gymnastics for 10 years,”Brickey said.“I guess I am competitive by nature. This was something that I always wanted to try. With my family’s help, I could devote the time toward the contest. I could not have done it without their support.” Brickey begins her routine early each morning. After getting her children, Blake, 12, and Lillian, 7, off to school, she heads to the Pullum FamilyYMCA with Daisy, her 3-year-old. Once Daisy enters the Y’s day care services, Brickey begins her daily workout. “Miko is dedicated, works hard, is focused and has fun while she is doing it,”Dave Bressler, aY regular, said. Brickey decided three months ago to train for the Flex Fest. Her typical training day lasts two hours. “It takes time to burn fat and add muscle,” she said,“but it is worth the effort.” On Mondays she work legs, Tuesdays are shoulders and biceps. Bicep curls are done with 20-pound weights and she does six to eight sets. Wednesdays she does legs and butt. Brickey has been known to do 500 squats in one of her daily workouts.Thursdays she works hamstrings and triceps. On Fridays, she does an upper body workout, including eight sets of 25 pushups. On Saturdays she does high-intensi-

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Morning workout at the YMCA includes 20-pound dumbell curls. ty training like spinning. Three nights a week she completes a 30-minute run. Sundays are a day of rest and food prep for the next week. “I thought I ate well before the training, but then I started my special diet for the competition. I ate about 2,300 calories a day in six small meals. The meals consisted of lean protein and sweet potatoes.” On the day of the contest, Brickey and 16 other contestants in her division posed for judges in the morning and then did it all over again during the live show at the Pensacola Bay Center that evening. “Backstage there was pizza, doughnuts and a lot of other bad food items,”Brickey said, adding that the contestants refrained from the temptation.

“I loved the experience and plan to compete in the Panhandle Showdown,”she said.“I have a new-found respect for the competitors.” The top three finishers in the Panhandle Showdown are eligible to compete in the nationals where they could receive their pro cards. “The pro card would place me in unique company,”Brickey said. She is already starting a new training routine for the Panhandle Showdown. “I think the effort I put in teaches my children the values of a strong work ethic. Although my son supports me, he thinks it is crazy for someone to do something that would not allow them to eat chocolate-chip cookies.”

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3 Pre-Diet Questions By Bev Bennett CTW Features Diets that eliminate entire food groups, such as grains, or that push you to semistarvation a couple of times a week aren’t recommended by health professionals for weight loss. But even popular diets that require a radical change from your usual eating habits may provide valuable tips to help you lose weight – with caveats. Take intermittent fasting diets, for example. With this regimen you eat normally most days a week and reduce your food intake to 500 or 600 calories a day for two days a week (the number of fasting and eating days may vary according to the diet authors). On this diet you’ll quickly discover which foods have the greatest volume for the fewest calories to fill you up during your lean days, according to Marjorie Nolan Cohn, registered dietitian, spokesman, Academy of

Elimination diets are popular, but how do you know if they’re safe?

© CTW Features Nutrition and Dietetics, New York City. “You become more aware of what you’re eating and how much,” said Cohn, author of “Belly Fat Fix” (Rodale, 2013). If you usually eat at fixed times regardless of whether you’re hungry, you may get

out of tune with your body’s intuitive needs, according to Cohn, who specializes in eating disorders. However, a diet that cuts your calories by more than half (twice a week) could change that. You may become more aware of how hungry or full you are,

according to the dietitian. The Paleo diet, which is also getting a lot of attention, can upend your eating habits in an instructive way. Imagine getting through the day without a lot of lowfiber, highly refined carbohydrates.

That’s a benefit, according to Dr. Adam Gilden Tsai, Kaiser Permanente of Colorado, Departments of Internal Medicine and Metabolic-Surgical Weight Management, Denver. “I think most obesity experts would agree that highly processed carbohydrates are what you should get rid of to lose weight,”he said. Instead of white bread, you’ll be eating more healthful vegetables on the Paleo diet, according to Cohn. In addition, you may have to cook if you can’t rely on processed convenience foods. “This could open you up to new foods and how to prepare them,”Cohn said. Even so, the true test of a diet is whether you can incorporate it into your life. That’s where health experts have problems with limited-foods prescriptions. In fact, Dr.Tsai tries to talk people out of diets and recommends a healthful, doable

pattern of eating long term instead. “You have to sustain the weight loss. That’s hard to do when you go on or off a diet,”he said. So what’s right for you? You know what diet your friends are following since it’s a consuming topic of their conversation. But how can you tell if the plan is sound and healthful? Ask a few questions before embracing the diet, Cohn said. Does the diet promote natural, whole foods? That’s what you want, not processed foods, Cohn said. Can you adhere to the diet? “To lose weight you need to be 90 percent on whatever that diet is,”Cohn said. Is the diet flexible enough that you can occasionally celebrate with foods you enjoy? That’s important, according to Cohn. “It [flexibility] can send a really good message that you’re living a normal life,” she said.

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Giving back is good for your community and your health By Alexandra Gallucci CTW Features Looking to give your time and get involved in your community? Here are the six things you should know if you want to become a star volunteer. Be flexible “It’s essential for volunteers to just come into it willing to help however is necessary at the time,”said Emily Brake, volunteer coordinator of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin, Texas, area. Volunteers who are willing to go outside of their comfort zone will be more valuable to an organization and have a more rewarding experience.

Volunteer with a group “You’re not only getting the opportunity to help and serve others, but you’re also building relationships with people who have similar values and goals as you,”said Brian SuehsVassel, campus minister for service opportunities at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Having relationships with other volunteers will help foster a positive experience, especially if you continue the activity long-term, Suehs-Vassel said. Be compassionate “A lot of times, especially working with kids, and when

they are an at-risk population, it’s essential for our volunteers to really understand where the kids are coming from and that they may not have a typical home life and school life,”said Brake. It’s important that volunteers try to understand what life is like for the people they

there are many more volunteer capacities that you could be fit into,”said Ryann Kehoe, a specialist in account support for the American Cancer Society. Communicate with the organization’s volunteer coordinator if you feel your role isn’t the best match. If your first experience was not what you hoped it would be, ask about other opportunities within the organare serving, Suehs-Vassel said. ization. If you’re serving at a soup kitchen, for instance, challenge Be committed yourself to step out from behind Remember that many volthe counter and make conver- unteer sites will require some sation with the guests. degree of initial training to get you up to speed. Be patient “Someone who’s commit“If you don’t feel connected ted can be a very helpful volto one aspect of an organization, unteer because after the first

couple times, they know the ropes and can really contribute to the mission of the organization,” Suehs-Vassel said. Find your passion “I find that people who are new to working with kids, that if they are able to share something that they are interested in, it ends up becoming a pretty successful relationship,”Brake said. Volunteers are more likely to stick with an organization if they feel a personal connection to it, or have a good time volunteering, Kehoe said.There are many organizations, groups and causes to join, so choose one that is meaningful to you. © CTW FEATURES

Health Briefs Tobacco-free Santa Rosa Coalition to meet Nov. 20 The Tobacco-Free Santa Rosa Coalition will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the main conference room of the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County, 5527 Stewart St. in Milton. The agenda includes community events, the Great American Smoke Out, and recognition of the owners/managers of multi-unit housing sites who have adopted smokefree policies for their tenants. Jingle Bell 5K Run Families can participate in the Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk/Fun run Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. The race starts at the HolleyNavarre Fire District Station 45 (behind McDonald’s on Esplanade Street). T-shirts are free for the first 100 registrants and racers are encouraged to dress up and will also receive a jingle bell for the event.

Post-race refreshments will be available at the fire station along with door prizes. Register at Seelmann selected to serve as pharmacy director for Baptist Hospital Baptist Health Care has selected Rudy Seelmann, Pharm.D, to serve as pharmacy director for Baptist Hospital. For the past four years, he has served as the CPS clinical coordinator of pharmaceutical services for BHC. Seelmann received his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta. During the past 13 years, Seelmann increased services at Baptist to include antimicrobial stewardship, nutritional support, critical care, internal medicine, medication reconciliation and discharge counseling, and currently is working on two separate

pilot programs involving psychiatric pharmacy and emergency medicine. Seelmann also co-developed and maintains the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program offered at Baptist Hospital. Sacred Heart named winner of Consumer Choice Award Consumers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have chosen Sacred Heart Hospital as the hospital with the best overall quality and reputation. As a result of the strong consumer preference for Sacred Heart, National Research Corporation recently named the hospital winner of the company’s 2014-2015 Consumer Choice Award. This marks the 15th consecutive year that Sacred Heart has won the award for its top consumer ratings in the Pensacola area market.

The award was announced in the Oct. 13 edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. Through its national online consumer survey, National Research identifies hospitals that health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in markets throughout the United States. The survey showed residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties rated Sacred Heart as having the best quality, best doctors and best reputation among Pensacola area hospitals. The survey was based on an Internetbased questionnaire and responses gathered from October 2013 through September 2014. November Baptist Health Care wellness events The Diabetic Diet Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m., Mary Kendall, R.N., Atmore Community Hospital, Mayson Auditorium, 401 Medical Park Drive.

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A delicious turkey starts at the store, comes to life in your kitchen and leaves everyone anxious for leftovers — after the food coma dissipates. Here is our simple guide for making it happen

By Laura Depta CTW Features Thanksgiving is about family, gratitude and, of course, food. The centerpiece of any truly authentic Thanksgiving meal is a succulent, flavorful turkey — but preparing the bird takes more than just a pan and an oven. Here is our simple guide to achieving the perfect Thanksgiving turkey in four easy steps.

1. Buy Before you start shopping for a turkey, consider how many people will be at the table.The average Thanksgiving bird runs about 14 to 16 pounds, but a 12-pounder could work for smaller groups. To guarantee the right size, order the turkey from a market or butcher one to two weeks in advance, and pick it up on Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving. When it comes to the turkey itself, fresh is best. Fresh birds are slightly more expensive than frozen ones, but they tend to be juicer. Sarah Stegner, co-chef and co-owner of the Prairie Grass Café in Northbrook, Illinois, believes in buying only the freshest ingredients and locally whenever possible. “Look for a bird that’s hormone-free, antibiotic-fee and maybe free range,”Stegner says.“And if you can’t find it from a local source, you can still go and ask for these things from your butcher shop.”

2. Brine

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There are different ways to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey for roasting – but the goal always is to make sure the breast meat doesn’t dry out. “Typically, turkey breast meat is dry because the white meat is done before the dark meat is finished, and so it’s drying out the white meat,”says Diane Morgan, author of“The New Thanksgiving Table”(Chronicle Books, 2009). Brining, or pre-soaking the turkey in a liquid-salt solution, helps to keep that breast meat moist and the turkey flavorful. According to Morgan, the key to brine is the salt. Salt can have different weights depending on the brand, and following the recipe precisely is critical. “If you put a half cup of Morton’s iodized salt in a measuring cup and weighed it, it’s heavier than a half cup of Diamond kosher salt because it’s a flakier salt,”Morgan says.“So you’re actually getting a different proportion of salt to water.” Morgan brines her turkeys in food-safe oven roasting bags and double bags for protection. From here her steps are as follows: 1. On Tuesday, remove the giblets and neck. Put the turkey inside the bags, pour the wet brine over, tie it up and leave covered in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours. 2. Wednesday night, take the turkey out of the bags, rinse it off, pat it dry and then leave uncovered in the refrigerator overnight. This will allow the bird to air dry and encourage a crisper skin on the finished product. 3. If using a kosher turkey, keep in mind that these birds have already been soaked in salt water to meet kosher standards, so brining is not necessary. Also, beware of brining a frozen turkey. Many brands are already brined, so make sure to read the packaging before getting started.

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When the turkey is brined and ready to go, it’s time for the oven. Rick Rodgers, a cooking teacher and author of“Thanksgiving 101”(William Morrow Cookbooks, 2007), uses a standard roasting pan and rack for the turkey, but he does suggest

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investing in something“heavy duty.” Before placing the bird in the oven, Rodgers ties the wings down across the breast with a piece of string to hold them in place. He also loosely ties the end of the drumsticks together so the turkey will look compact. When it comes to the actual roasting, Rodgers says,“I like 325 degrees throughout the entire period [of 3-4 hours]. It helps the turkey from shrinking too much, and you don’t have to worry about it not browning enough.” Rodgers roasts his turkeys breast-up for the duration but covers the breast with foil to slow down the cooking in that area. With about an hour left, he removes the foil to let the skin brown.

4. Carve Once the turkey is out of the oven, Drew McLachlan, a chef and director of retail development at 121 Restaurant Group in North Salem, NewYork, advises letting it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before carving. Use that time to finish prepping your other side dishes, McLachlan adds. To carve the bird, use a sharp slicing knife with a thin blade. Place the turkey on a large cutting board with a moat – or a dip around the outside – so the excess juices will be retained. “When it’s time to carve, first remove the legs and thighs in one piece,”says McLachlan.“Then separate the thigh from the drumstick and carve the meat off the thigh if wanted.” From there, McLachlan’s strategy is to cut down the keel bone – the hard ridge that runs between the breasts at the top of the bird – and remove one side of the breast, and then the other. Once each breast is removed, slice it into thick cross sections. McLachlan says this encourages the meat to retain more moisture.“The breast slices may be a bit untraditional,”he adds, “But the taste is better!”

Keep In Mind: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day At the end of the day, remember that Thanksgiving is more about family than about turkey.Try not to feel too much pressure, and take this advice from Rodgers: “If you’re a beginning cook, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Whoever taught you to make a turkey, they did not learn how to make it overnight.You learn as you go along. Take notes.”

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Ingredients 2/3 cup kosher salt 2/3 cup sugar 5 fresh sage leaves 4 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 6 whole cloves 1 teaspoon juniper berries crushed 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns crushed 2 teaspoons whole allspice berries crushed

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