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Navarre High School students, NJROTC cadets and community members salute the American flag Tuesday during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Cadets arrived at the school at 6 a.m. to begin placing 2,996 flags in the ground to commemorate the people who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks. Holley-Navarre Fire District and the Veterans of Foreign Wars presented a wreath during the ceremony.
Santa Rosa gets first case of West Nile Staff reports Navarre Press The Santa Rosa County Health Department has received confirmation of the county’s first case of West NileVirus. The possibility that other individuals may become infected with the virus is extremely high. Santa Rosa Mosquito Control is continuing to spray and the health department encourages the public to continue to take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
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Armed robbers hit auto parts store By Joanna Hammond Navarre Press Two armed men entered the Advanced Auto Parts store on State Road 87 just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 7 and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.
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Officials fail to file financials By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press
Commissioners call for revised pier contract By Jessi Stone Navarre Press Santa Rosa County Commissioners and Navarre Beach Fishing Pier man- Slye ager Dorothy Slye agreed during a Sept. 10 commissioner meeting that the pier contract was poorly written. After a long and heated dis-
cussion about Slye opening the pier for two hours Aug. 28 despite a county closure during Hurricane Isaac, Commission Chairman Jim Williamson called for County Attorney Angie Jones to begin rewriting the lease agreement. The current three-year lease agreement between the county and Slye’s company, The Pier, Inc., will expire next June. County Administrator Hunter Walker said the board needed to
clarify the relationship between the county and the pier management within the contract “whether it’s now or when the RFP (request for proposals) goes out.” Slye asked to be placed on the Sept. 10 agenda after Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies shut down the pier and Pier Bar & Grill on Aug. 28 due to storm conditions. The county sent out regular
updates on the weather during Isaac. Updates were sent out at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 27 stating that the pier would be closed on Aug. 28 until further notice. Slye claimed she was unaware that the pier needed to be closed on that day because she doesn’t check her email regularly. “I run a fishing pier,”she said.“
Navarre woman wins $1 million By Jessi Stone Navarre Press
Tonia Hall, 42, of Navarre, claimed a $1 million POWERBALL® prize from the Sept. 1 Florida Lottery drawing. “It’s unreal,”Hall said of her win. Hall’s winning ticket was sold at Winn-Dixie, located at 3355 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million POWERBALL Quick Pick ticket. Hall had tears of excitement in her eyes as she claimed her winnings.“We are so happy because we’ll now be able to build a house equipped for our special needs child,”Hall exclaimed.“It’s such a blessing,”she added. Hall said her 20-year-old son Bobby
Three Santa Rosa County appointed officials have not filed their financial disclosure forms for 2011 as of Sept. 7 and are now accruing a $25 a day fine. Jerry Mitchell, a member of the Milton Board of Adjustment; Rick Olson, Naturewalk Community Development District board of supervi- Staff reports sors vice-chairman and Ira Mae Bruce, Santa Navarre Press
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Navarre resident Amy Jo Pettigrew, 36, was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with cruelty toward Pettigrew a child that could result in physical/mental injury. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m, San-
County to approve final budget By Jessi Stone Navarre Press
Tonia Hall, 42, of Navarre, claimed a $1 million POWERBALL® prize from the Sept. 1 drawing. She is pictured with her fiancé Christopher Turner.
Nursing mother arrested for child cruelty
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ta Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy Jerry Utsey responded to 9143 Military Trail for a grand theft complaint. According to the incident report, Utsey discovered that Pettigrew had given birth to a male child on or about Sept. 4. It was further learned that Pettigrew stole a large quantity of Xanex pills from the homeowner who had allowed
Pettigrew to stay at his residence with her child. Pettigrew admitted to ingesting 10-15 Xanex pills that she stole from the homeowner on the evening of Sept. 7 and subsequently passed out while the 3day-old child slept in a crib next to her. She stated that she could
Santa Rosa County Commissioners will hold one more public hearing at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 before approving the final 2012-13 fiscal year budget. Commissioners held a public hearing on Sept. 4 to approve the tentative budget, but no one from the public made any comments to the board.The tentative budget for 2012-13 dropped below $100 million to $98,959,733, which is more than a $2 million reduction from last year’s total budget. During the Sept. 4 public hearing, County Administrator Hunter Walker said employee health insurance costs increased 3.9 percent, which equals $359,055, from his initial estimate causing an increase in each department’s budget. He said $100,000 was then omitted from the capitol road and bridge budget.
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hin up, America. I know election season is always depressing. Too much CNN, too much Fox News, too much MSNBC. Charges and counter-charges. Gaffes and lies. Complex issues boiled down to simplistic talking points. And, of course, a U.S. Senate candidate talking about“legitimate rape.” With Republicans having gathered last week to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, and Democrats gathering this week to renominate President Obama, you probably are already weary of the race. It may seem like the country is going nuts, but trust me, we’re doing fine. In July, I returned from the Middle East where I worked for two years at a newspaper. The cab drivers, security guards and store clerks in Abu Dhabi dream of living in the United States. Even the Pakistani guys – the ones you assume consider the U.S. to be Satan – speak longingly of moving to America. I had a maintenance worker from Bangladesh offer me $20,000 if I could get him a green card. America remains the Promised Land. The Egyptian security guards with college degrees, the tea boys from India and the Filipina clerks in the extravagant Dubai malls are not the least bit put off by our national debt or sluggish economy. They don’t seem offended by our hedonistic culture. They would be eager to forgive our sometimes perplexing support for Israel if they could just get a green card. We all know we’re lucky to be living in the
U.S. But it was sobering to talk to people from Nepal and Sri Lanka and ask them if they would like to live in the United States. They spoke of getting a U.S. visa the way we talk about winning the lottery. They want it badly and know it will never happen. So, with those conversations fresh in my mind, I came home in the midst of campaign season. As I anticipated, everyone is disgusted by the avalanche of political rhetoric and the ghastly amounts of money spent to deliver it to voters. But for me – at least this year – the debates over tax returns and tax rates and affordable health care and big government don’t irritate me like they would have in the past. I’m a cynic-turned-pollyanna this election season. We actually select our leaders through free and fair elections. We debate the issues. We have media that have access to enormous amounts of information and are allowed to publish it without fear of getting shot or thrown in prison. We enjoy the rule of law, a principle I took for granted two years ago. Yes, there are injustices in the United States, but we have mechanisms to correct them. The process is sometimes ugly and slow, but we eventually lurch toward justice. The vast majority of you have already decided how you’re going to vote in November so try to ignore the caterwauling of the campaign and simply relish the fact that you have the chance to make an informed choice. A former managing editor of The Palm Beach Post and Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tom O'Hara is a national columnist for Florida Voices.
Letter to the Editor Dear editor, Anyone who reads (understands) the many writings about education reform should note that almost none mention its greatest enemy: Federal Department of Education. Both Republican and Democrat platforms, put forth at their recent‘theatrical performances,’fail to address this enemy of education. I have asked hundreds of
times for anyone to show me the word education in the Constitution. It is not even alluded to as an enumerated power. But, it is covered by the 10th Amendment. For the educationallychallenged, the U. S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. Created by wise, educated men who believed very strongly in a small, limited government, they deliberately left educa-
tion out of the document, covering it in the 10th Amendment. The Northwest Ordinance (still law!), Article III, declares knowledge (education to the wise Founding Fathers) to be the responsibility of the States! Numerous empty arguments have been put forth to defend the multi-billion dollar boondoggle. The feds bribe the states with federal money, which should have
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The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room at Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, located at 6495 Caroline St., Milton. These meetings can be watched online.
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Sept. 17 The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 3:30 p.m. to conduct interviews for legal counsel for oil spill related issues in the commissioners’ board room at Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, located at 6495 Caroline St., Milton. This meeting can be watched online. The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. to hold a final public hearing regarding the 2012-13 budget in the commissioners’ board room at Santa Rosa County Administrative Center, located at 6495 Caroline St., Milton. This meeting can be watched online.
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never left the states to begin with. The‘government’does not have money. They take it from citizens! To Democrats and Republicans, and the educationally-challenged voters: Local control does NOT mean federal control! We will have to have‘Separation of Federal and Education’ before any meaningful reform can take place. Bill Bledsoe Milton
Sept. 19 The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council will hold its planning meeting from noon-4 p.m. at the Navarre Visitor Information Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway.
Correction A story on 1A of the Aug. 30 issue Florida Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, left, and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, hold a copy of Navarre Press during a recent trip to Destin.
of Navarre Press contained incorrect information. Bobby Killingworth has been the owner of Navarre Lumber for more than 20 years.
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Out and About By Sandi Kemp, Publisher In case you didn’t know, September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Guess what? We have prostate related events to tell you about. First is the “Man-Up” 5K/10K benefiting Relay for Life. The run is at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 on Navarre Beach. There is also an after party buffet at Juana’s Pagodas. And, last but not least there will be a “Best Beard Contest.”Prizes will be awarded for the best overall beard and the best decorated beard at the after party. Complete details available at www.nwfevents.com. On Monday, Sept. 17, Board-certified urologist, Brant Fulmer, M.D. will be giving a dinner presentation at Santa Rosa Medical Center about prostate health. Call 626-5133 to make a reservation. Also, Baptist Health Care is offering free prostate health screenings from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 17-18 at the Baptist Hospital Campus in Pensacola. To register, call 434-4080. The 4th Annual Run for the Reef benefiting Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary will be held Oct. 13 with after party at Navarre Beach Pier Bar & Grill. Register online at active.com or the Navarre Visitor Information Center.You can also see more information at their website. The price for registration goes up after Sept. 16. A Taste of Pensacola Beach is this weekend, Sept. 15-16. More than 20 restaurants and their signature dishes will be available for tasting. Bring an appetite and be prepared for an explosion of flavors as more than 20 Santa Rosa Island chefs show off their culinary skills with signature dishes or perhaps new creations near the Gulfside Pavilion in the core of Pensacola Beach. All menu items are $5 or less. The event will be held 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day and on Saturday there will be a Corvette Show. On Sept. 23, there is a Navarre Rotary Pancake breakfast at East River Smokehouse to benefit youth education. The event is being held from 7-10 a.m. and I have some pre-purchased tickets here at my office. We will give two sets of two tickets away to the first two people that call after noon today, Sept. 13, and say, “I want some pancakes!” Otherwise, if you want to buy some tickets, they are $5 each and we have some at the office. So, if you win two tickets, then you can buy more if you want to take more members of your family or take some friends with you. Next week we are doing a special on the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center and the needs and goals and a very special fundraising campaign that will involve 1,000 local families. I’m letting you know so you will look for it and so that I will make sure it gets done. We have been talking about this for a few weeks, but it hasn’t happened. So, I’m putting this out there so that you will hold me accountable. Subscription special – New subscribers – sign up for All Access and receive two FREE tickets to see Sesame Street Live at the Mobile Civic Center. New basic subscribers receive one FREE ticket! Supplies are limited! Quote of the Week: “Shun idleness. It is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals. ” Voltaire (1694–1778) French writer, essayist, and philosopher
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The Democratic National Committee put its own version of pomp and circumstance on display this week in Charlotte, N.C., and nominated candidates for prom king and queen. I mean, president and vice-president, of course. As a Democrat, I watched the speeches made by the politicians and people with a mixture of optimism and queasiness. I tried to view the major speakers with a critical eye of an undecided voter, which is easier said than done because I am anything but undecided. Joe Biden accepted the nomination as the vice-presidential candidate, which was a huge shock. Biden spoke for 35 minutes, which is somewhat unusual in that his speech was cogent. We love Biden, even if we have to shake our heads at him on occasion. Biden spoke about the mission to move this country forward. He talked about his friend Barack Obama, and sounded like the kid who tags along behind the captain of the football team offering to carry his helmet. “A leader who has what it takes to lead us over the next four years to a future as great as our people,”Biden said of Obama. Biden’s speech described the president as the only man capable of pulling this nation out of the economic slump it has been in for the past three years. While I feel strongly that Obama is a much better choice, economically and socially, than his Republican counterpart, I wouldn’t go so far as to say he’s the only man capable. And then the DNC brought out the big guns. The master of disaster, the king of swing, the man with a plan, Bill“I like it when you call me Big Poppa”Clinton. Clinton’s speech was electrifying. I make no apologies and no secret of my deep admiration for Clinton, one of the greatest orators of my generation. His ability to engage a crowd is singular, and amazing, and deeply moving for me. The best part of Clinton’s speech, other than the use of the word arithmetic to explain how he was able to balance the budget, was when he outlined the difference between the two parties. “The most important question is what kind of country do you want to live in? If you want a you’re-on-your-own, winner-take-all society, you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility, a we’re-all-in-this-together society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.” By the time the president took the stage, the entire convention floor was on fire. I on the other hand, was nervous for him, for the country, for the people watching at home who were still in the process of deciding who would get their vote in November. I didn’t want to hear platitudes, I wanted to hear policy, and I wanted him to enumerate the reasons why Americans should re-elect him. On this front, the president delivered. Obama spoke with passion, compassion and conviction. He didn’t talk about merely hope and ideals; he told the American public some hard truths, which was encouraging. He reminded the audience, and the country, that the GOP was offering the “same prescriptions they’ve had for the last 30 years:”tax cuts and deregulation. There is more to economic policy than one view, and methods that have been tried and failed, Obama said. "I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy. I never have," he said. "You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear.You elected me to tell you the truth, and the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. "It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one," the president said. So, here I sit at the end of what amounts to two weeks of infomercials. Were any hearts and minds changed? I doubt it. But for the undecided voter, and I am admittedly not a part of that group, I offer one last impression. Look back at the speeches, and pay attention to the shots of the crowds in the convention halls. Can you see yourself, your community, your family reflected in the faces of the delegates and attendees sitting in the seats, cheering for their party and their candidate? The DNC looked like a cross-section of America, a broad representation of the country, and that’s what I want in the White House.
DNC: A tale fit for a Broadway show If there is one thing I have learned from studying politics, listening to speeches and watching conventions, it is that the truth never gets in the way of a good tale. Be it Republicans or Democrats, most speakers, especially those on the national stage; spin a story to gin up the crowd the way the miller’s daughter spun straw into gold in the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. And fairly tales were in no short supply at the Democratic National Convention – so much so that the Grimm Brothers would have been able to write a book. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, former Republican, took to the podium to espouse how President Barack Obama saved Florida and how the Republican party left him. “I didn’t leave the Republican Party; it left me,”he said, mimicking the statement made by President Ronald Reagan when he left the Democratic Party. That might be believable if it weren’t so transparent that Crist is only in it for himself. For sure, many people have switched parties, but his audacity is greater than most because he cloaks his maneuvering as one born out of necessity because his party left him. No, he’s just simply a political opportunist attempting to revive a political career that died two years ago, much as a has-been actor tries to revive his career by starring in a poor remake of“Superman.” Vice-President Joe Biden also spun a good tale, and as vice-president, that is what he’s supposed to do. He spoke about the Obama’s resolve and how he“day after day, night after night sat beside him as he made one gutsy decision after the other.” Biden spoke in glowing terms about the determination of American workers and the unparalleled bravery of the Special Forces, but yet Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive because of Obama,“That’s right, one man,”he said. That’s right, one man saved the nation. A good tale for an electorate that is eager to believe that one man really can save America. It was a speech deserving of a Tony Award for best supporting role in a Broadway production.Then the one man that saved the nation walked out on the stage, confident, head held high, eager to tell his tale to the audience and the nation. It was the moment the crowd had been waiting for, like the audience that awaits their first glimpse of Sir Laurence Olivier on the silver screen as HenryV. Obama began his tale of saving a nation on the brink of collapse; of reviving an entire auto industry; of creating“over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two and half years;”of Americans building wind-turbines and long-lasting batteries; of a man that cut oil imports; and held in his arms the mother and fathers of those who didn’t return. He is the one man that“shares the pain of families who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs.” He is the one man that so long as he is the Commander-in-Chief, America“will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known.” He is the one man that has strengthened old alliances and forged new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. He has asserted power across the Pacific and stood up to China on behalf of American workers. “From Burma to Libya to South Sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings, men and women; Christians and Muslims and Jews.” Is this tale really true? Well, conventions are not about truth, they are about spinning a tale, and over the last two weeks, many tales have been spun. Based on the rousing applause scattered throughout Biden’s and Obama’s speeches, the tale is true and will be accepted as such. The convention goers will not bother to dig for the nugget of truth hidden underneath all the straw because they have heard words that make them feel good, and after all, it’s more about feeling good than thinking. And in the world of political theater, it’s about making the audience feel as if they are part of the play and giving a great performance. And on that stage, while the Republicans gave a performance befitting of an offBroadway show, the Democrats, starring Biden and Obama, gave a performance befitting of a Broadway show. And the Tony for best performance goes to President Barack Obama.
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In loving memory... Geraldine “Gerri” Weimert was born June 2, 1916 in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania to John and Mae Cromer. She died in Pensacola, Florida, on September 9, 2012. At the amazing age of 96, Gerri led a beautiful life touching those she met and turning friends into family. She was a strong, resilient, spiritual woman who had an impact on everyone. She loved music, cooking, crafts, gardening but most of all her family. During her time living in Navarre, Florida she was also a founding member of the local Church of Christ. Her passing is felt by all those she had devoted her life to loving and protecting. She was a cherished and beloved grandmother and will be forever loved and missed by her family: Emily Jean Yates, daughter and her grandchildren Maria Yates Lee, Cherri Beth North, William A. Yates Jr. and Robert Mark Yates as well as their spouses and her 8 great grandchildren. While we mourn her passing, we celebrate her life as she is now in heaven to join her family which has passed on before including her departed husband Arthur Luther Weimert. The family will be planning a celebration of life memorial in her honor. Psalm 23
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Financial Focus Jon Kagan, CFP® Certified Financial Planner
For richer or poorer Every spousal financial relationship is unique. Through the years, couples develop their own systems for handling financial matters. Sometimes it is one partner’s responsibility to manage all finances; sometimes it’s the other’s and sometimes a combination. Whatever the situation, certain information should be shared. Couples should consider mutual responsibility for and knowledge of: Retirement plans: Take time to fully acquaint each other with employer retirement benefits. Both partners should have current knowledge of pension plans, 401(k) accounts and IRAs. For a complete picture of expected retirement benefits, become familiar with each other’s Social Security benefits, as well. Understanding retirement benefit information will bring clarify and facilitate retirement planning. Credit card documents: This one can be scary. Some may prefer to not know how much credit card debt their spouse has accumulated. But it’s wise to know where to find account numbers in case one loses his or her wallet and needs the other to help cancel the card. Also, mutual awareness of credit card debt amounts will help with developing a family’s overall financial plan. Power of attorney: It is generally a good idea to have power of attorney on any individually owned assets, just in case one becomes ill or otherwise unavailable. Power of attorney can be limited to specific functions for a certain period, such as selling stocks or withdrawing money while traveling. A broad document that authorizes each partner to handle almost any situation in the other’s absence is also a consideration. Wills, trusts and life insurance: It’s especially important to share information about wills, trusts and life insurance if either has been married before. There could be restrictions on how some assets may be used and beneficiaries left unchanged by mistake. Most important, make sure each partner knows where to find wills and will be able to easily access it if something were to happen. Health insurance policies: Most insurance companies will cover care administered in the first 24 to 48 hours of a medical emergency, even if the coverage details have not been sorted out. But the situation isn’t as clear with hospital visits that are less urgent. If each partner is covered under a different insurance plan, both should be familiarized with the requirement“hoops” they may have to jump through. If one spouse had a sudden illness, would the other know which doctor to call first to get an OK for treatment? If not, they risk running up big bills at an out-of-network doctor. Business loans: If one spouse owns a business or is a partner in a professional firm, both should know about any personally guaranteed loans. It is critical to be aware of liabilities since household assets can be hit if the business can’t repay the loan. While many don’t necessarily need to know everything about their spouse’s finances, maintaining a working knowledge of the above points can help maintain proper, balanced control over a family’s financial affairs. Column Space Paid for By Jon Kagan
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Chamber names August member, biz of the month
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John Hays, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce board chairman, awards the August business of the month to Dirt Road Cookers.
John Hays, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce board chairman, awards the August member of the month to Sharon Pitts.
Business Briefs Chamber membership drive The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Campaign theme of “Get in the Game!” compares the goal of recruiting 50 new members to winning the big game. The three main factors that have been identified for success are the Chamber member volunteers, the additional media partner incentives and the many benefits of being a member of the Navarre Chamber. Two key campaign events are planned. The first was the Kick-Off Breakfast of Champions at Commerce and Coffee on Aug. 31 at St. Sylvester Catholic Church. The second is the Victory Party at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at The Club at Hidden Creek. Financial statements you can read A workshop on reading financial statements will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Northwest Florida State University/University of West Florida campus, located at 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bldg. 1 Room 126, in Fort Walton Beach. This workshop will help you through the process of understanding and managing by financial statements. Learn critical indicators of downturns or additional profit potential in your company's income statements, balance sheet, and cash flow statements in order to more effectively run your business. The workshop costs $15. To reserve your seat you may register and pay by credit card online at sbdc.uwf.edu or call the SBDC at 850833-9400. Casino Night fundraiser In an ongoing effort to work with and help the local community, the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) and the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Okaloosa and Walton County have partnered again this year for a Casino Night fundraiser on Sept. 21 at the Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island. . Proceeds of Casino Night will benefit Shelter House, Silent Angels, and the William R. McClarrie Memorial Scholarship Fund. Guests will arrive at Casino Night to find a variety of casino games available (Black Jack, Texas Hold ‘Em, and more). Players receive $10,000 in chips (no cash value) to try and break the bank at their favorite gaming table. Advanced tickets are $40; tickets at the door will be $50. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and the tables open at 6 p.m. Tables close at 8:30 p.m. and prizes will be given away. Contact Michaela Mitchell at 850-2436145 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to register to attend, or to sponsor Casino Night.
Summer real estate market was hot
Staff reports Navarre Press
Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and Navarre Area Board of Realtors have both reported a very hot summer for local real estate. According to ECAR, June was slow but residential real estate sales picked up in July when compared to July 2011. Angela Campbell, NABOR executive director, reported in a monthly real estate snapshot that for the first time since 2005, housing is on track to contribute positively to the national GDP in 2012. “That can occur either by way of direct residential investment or through remodeling and other ancillary services. Watch for signs of sustained tailwinds in a variety of indicators, including market times, seller concessions, prices and
absorption rates,”Campbell wrote in the release. New listings were up 61.5 percent for detached homes in July, but decreased 40 percent for attached properties. Pending sales increased 26.4 percent for single-family homes and 300 percent for townhouse-condo properties. “Sustained recovery will not occur without real employment and wage growth,”Campbell reported. “Consumers must be confident in both the economy and their family finances before signing on the dotted line.” Sales data from ECAR shows that single-family homes increased by 4.3 percent regionally, while townhome and condo sales increased 12.1 percent. Median price continues to move
in a positive direction. Single family home median prices increased 6.3 percent while townhome/condo median prices increased 11.6 percent last month. There are numbers that continue to decrease and are markers of an improving real estate market, according to ECAR. The average days on the market for single family homes was down 17.8 percent to 70 days, while the average days on market for townhomes and condos decreased 23.2 percent to 86 days. “We have anecdotal evidence of homes coming on the market, receiving multiple offers, and being off the market in less than 30 days,” said Judi Rutland, ECAR president, in a press release.“That, along with the hard data from the MLS [Multiple Listing Service] tells us this is an
improving market.” Taking a closer look at Okaloosa County, there are slight differences. Single family home sales were down 6.1 percent, but townhome and condo sales increased 4.8 percent. Pending sales increased across the board: single family by 13.3 percent and townhomes and condos by 16.9 percent. Median prices rose 5.6 percent for single family homes and 5.8 percent for townhomes and condos. The single family housing inventory decreased in Okaloosa County to a near healthy level of 6.7 months’ supply or 30.9 percent from last year. In Walton County, single family home sales increased 10.5 percent in July, while townhome and condo sales decreased by 4.9 percent.
Pending sales shot up by 98 percent for single-family homes and 15 percent for townhomes and condos. Median prices are still on the rise across the board: 8.8 percent increase for single family homes and 21.2 percent for townhomes and condos. The month’s supply of inventory continues to fall in Walton County, down 37.7 percent for single family homes to 9.4 months and down 34.6 percent for townhomes and condos to 10.2 months. “The market is improving, and for those who can afford to buy and can qualify for a mortgage, this is the time,” Rutland said. “Rents are increasing and in many cases, it’s more affordable to own. This won’t be a buyer’s market forever. The time to buy is now.”
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Dinner at PSC The Pensacola State College Culinary Management Program is accepting lunch and dinner reservation requests for the fall semester. The program offers dinner on Mondays with seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The five-course meals cost $20 per person. Lunches are offered Wednesdays, international cuisine, with one seating at noon, and Thursdays, a la carte, with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. All reservations are made through a random selection system. Submit an email with your name to: email@example.com. A drawing will be held in late August, and the randomly selected emails will be contacted shortly afterward to make reservations. Before submitting emails for the random selection process, you can review the available dates by going to www.itech.pensacolastate.edu/therr. Pensacola State’s Dining Room is in Building 5 on the Pensacola campus.
I LOVE Science volunteer training rescheduled Due to Hurricane Isaac, volunteer training for I LOVE Science has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the IHMC building at 40 S. Alcaniz Street in Pensacola. I LOVE Science (Increasing Local Opportunities for Volunteers Enthusiastic about Science) is looking for volunteers interested in leading monthly, one-hour hands-on science activities in fifthgrade classrooms during the 20122013 school year. The program partners volunteers with classroom teachers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to help conduct science lessons and coordinate hands-on activities. To volunteer, contact Nancy Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-439-2623 for an Escambia County school or Charlene Kincaid at KincaidC@mail.santarosa.k12.fl.us or 850-983-5051 for a Santa Rosa County school. Volunteers may choose any school in either county or let the program coordinators help them choose. For more information, visit http://ilovescience.ihmc.us/.
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Pathways to Success “Pathways to Success” is a State of Florida Department of Education publication that provides a wealth of information about readiness for high school and college. It also provides an up-to-date list of options for students such as accelerated programs and early graduation. Information for this year’s Bright Futures scholarship is given in detail for current seniors. There is also a detailed section for post-secondary options such as university, college, and military. Every year brings changes, and the information in this publication is upto-date, accurate, and extremely important. To see the publication, visit http://www.fldoe.org/aala/pdf/pat hwaystosuccessbrochure-english.pdf
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Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack places another flag on Tuesday in remembrance of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 during a NJROTC ceremony.
School board approves 2013 budget By Joanna Hammond Navarre Press The budget for the Santa Rosa County School District for 2012-13 was approved at a Sept. 6 meeting in Milton. The total budget for the county’s school district was approved at $262,470,925, with an operating budget of $186,599,477.
The millage rate for the current school year was approved at a total rate of 7.6680 mills, a reduction from the previous year’s rate of 7.916. A millage rate is the amount per $1,000 that is used to compute taxes on property. School boards use millage rates to calculate the amount of taxes that will be collected and are based on a total property value within the district. The board approved the total millage with a breakdown as follows: ■ Required Local Effort Millage at a total of 5.5200 mills, raising $43.2 million.
■ Discretionary Millage at .7480 mills, raising $58 million. ■ Capital Outlay Millage at 1.4000 mills, raising $10.9 million Representatives from the finance office, Marilyn Brown and Kathy Strickland, gave the financial report for the 2011-12 school year. Brown said there were many decreases in funding for the school year, including decreases in funding per student, decreases in tax roll and general school fund revenue. In addition, the district posted less interest earned on accounts as well.
Transportation costs rose significantly, and the district pays more than $6.4 million a year to transport children on busses. “We are funded $5.7 million, and $6.4 million comes out of fund balance to pay for transportation,”Brown said. A request from Linda Navota, director of exceptional student education for the district, requested $15,491 from the general operating fund to put into the gifted program. Navota requested the money in part to help“better identify gifted and talented students.”
“The priority expense is iPads for each gifted teacher in order to initiate advanced electronic learning strategies in the classroom, data collection in documenting progress monitoring and to have portability for learning environments outside of the classroom,” she wrote in a letter. School Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said he was happy to request approval for the funds. The board unanimously approved the request. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27.
Take Stock in Children to award more scholarships Staff reports Navarre Press Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit organization providing scholarships, mentors and hope, launched a new initiative to raise enough funding to purchase college scholarships for an additional 1,800 deserving low-income students. This will increase the number of scholars currently served by 25 percent to 9,000 active
students across Florida. As a role model organization that has supported more than 18,000 students to date, more than 80 percent of whom are the first in their family to attend college, Take Stock in Children recently received national recognition for its exemplary successes. As a result of its winning formula of providing lowincome students scholarships, mentors and hope, the organization was awarded the
Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and also shined in a study by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. On the heels of this success, the State of Florida demonstrated its belief in Take Stock in Children by allocating an additional $1 million in funding with the understanding that the organization will register an additional 1,800 students. “The State of Florida recognizes Take Stock in Children is a strong partner in the solution for improving education,” said Emilio AlonsoMendoza, president/CEO of Take Stock in Children, in a press release.“We must now keep the promise of providing a college education to these students by purchasing 1,800 scholarships and recruiting caring mentors for
each of them.” Prior to enrolling any student, Take Stock in Children must first secure the funding to purchase a college scholarship for them, as this is the promise made to all its scholars. In return, each student promises to meet with their mentor once a week, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and remain drug and crime free. Upon fulfillment of this agreement students are awarded a college scholarship at high school graduation. To achieve this goal, individuals and businesses are needed to rally behind Take Stock Children’s“Keeping the Promise”initiative. With Take Stock in Children’s public and private model of funding, any contribution made is matched dollar for dollar by the state. “Take Stock in Children
plays a critical role in changing the face of education and has a long history of proven results,”said Don Pemberton, state board chairman of Take Stock in Children.“We believe that knowledge is power and education is the best investment to transform lives.” The program has a high school graduation rate of 92 percent, and 89 percent of those enroll in college. “High school graduates contribute 46 percent more in taxes, have longer lives with less public health dependency and are three times more likely to be employed and not dependent on government assistance,”the press release states. To learn more about Take Stock in Children’s“Keeping the Promise”initiative, call 888-322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
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Pet Briefs Bathe-Ins in Pensacola The Humane Society of Pensacola announces its Bathe-In schedule for 2012. Bathe-Ins at the Humane Society of Pensacola offer low-cost dog bathing, grooming, nail clipping and flea dips during the warm weather season. Events are held every third Saturday of the month through October from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and are scheduled for Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. In addition to providing a service to pet owners, the Bathe-ins are an important fundraising activity for the Humane Society, providing a substantial portion of the shelter’s revenue. The events are run by shelter staff and volunteers. New volunteers and experienced groomers and nail clippers are always needed. Those interested in helping should contact Monie Russo at 850-432-4250 or email email@example.com. Volunteers needed Dog Daze 2012 is scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20. This year’s Dog Daze is going to be held at Liza Jackson Park on U.S. Highway 98 near IHOP. The event needs at least 40 volunteers to assist with the Dog Daze entry registration booths and another 30 or so volunteers to take PAWS adoption dogs to Dog Daze. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for Dog Daze.
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The competition is stiff for Hero Dog of the Year "In this year of presidential politics and all the negative ads, what a breath of fresh air it is to celebrate valor, honor, duty and unconditional love," says Robin Ganzert, president/CEO of the American Humane Association. The Hero Dog Awards, to be held in Hollywood, will air on the Hallmark Channel Thursday, Nov. 8. Finalists are already lined up, vying for the title of Hero Dog of theYear. Eight finalists have already been voted as winners in their categories by millions of pet lover lovers at www.herodogawards.org.You can still vote through Oct. 4. Here are some of the finalists and their stories: On June 29, 2011, Berks County (PA) Deputy Sheriff K-9 Handler Kyle Pagerly was shot and killed while attempt-
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CATalyst Council Offers 10 tips for a happy cat Staff reports Navarre Press Sept. 1 marked the start of Happy Cat Month, 30 days dedicated to finding ways to keep your feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long. The CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has released a list of the top 10 ways cat owners can keep their pets happy: ■ Visit the veterinarian. Healthy cats are happy cats. While some owners may dread a trip to the veterinarian with their cat, many veterinary practices are cat friendly or have doctors who specialize in cats and will gladly show owners how pleasant a trip to the veterinarian can be. If a cat has not yet been spayed or neutered, this is an important step to keeping a cat healthy since it will help prevent aggression and decrease the risk of cancer. ■ Microchip your cat. In addition to a collar and identification tag, owners should ask their veterinarian about micro-chipping their feline friend. If a cat ever escapes or gets lost, having this type of permanent ID will make
ing to execute a felony warrant. The entire team of officers involved would likely have been shot if not for a German Shepherd named Jynx. "The suspect was hiding at night (in a sniper's nest in the woods) dressed in camouflage, and ready with an automatic weapon to shoot and kill every officer (coming down the trail), and he might have," says Alecia Pagerly, sheriff Pagerly's widow. "Jynx followed the scent, not the trail, and surprised the suspect and began to bite him.Yes, (the suspect) got a few shots off, and my husband unfortunately didn't come home that night. But others did because of Jynx." Alecia, of Shillington, PA, nominated Jynx in the category of Law Enforcement/ Arson Dog. "I agreed to do it because I want to spread the word about what these (law enforcement) dogs do every day, but I never expected this," Pagerly says. She pauses, and adds, "It may sound odd, but I can still
a reunion between cat and owner much more likely. ■ Go outside. There are ways owners can safely take their cats outside to allow them to broaden their horizons. Cats can be walked on a leash with a harness or confined in a special outdoor area – always under supervision, of course, so they can periodically and safely experience the world outside their windows. ■ Scratch the surface. Cats should have places they are allowed to stretch and care for their claws. Providing a long and sturdy scratching post in a vertical, horizontal or angled position is a
good way to keep your cat from scratching your furniture. ■ Provide preventive medications. No one likes fleas, ticks, mites or heartworms, especially your cat. Even if an owner’s cat is strictly indoors they can still be affected. Owners should speak with their veterinarians about the best preventive plan for their cats. ■ Train together. Cats are smart and can be trained to do fun tricks just like dogs, and the mental and physical stimulation is great for felines. An added bonus is that training will strength-
en the relationship between owner and cat. ■ Work for food. One way to combat feline obesity is for owners to make their cats work for their food. Food toys are available to channel a cat’s natural hunting drive and release kibble in small amounts. Another option is to hide a cat’s food in different places so that they have to find it. Making cats work for food is great physical and mental exercise. ■ Get your cat acclimated to the carrier. Owners should work with their cat on making their carrier a safe, secure and inviting
feel Kyle's presence through Jynx. And of course, through Savannah Kylie." She is the couple's now 8-month-old daughter. Kyle, who was only 28, never met his daughter. "Jynx can't get enough of her, and she adores Jynx," says Alecia. No question, Jynx isn't the only hero in this story. Sometimes a hero is a survivor. In October, 2011, Daniel's four days at the animal shelter in Florence, AL, were up. Like too many pets in shelters, this sweet Beagle's sole offense is that he was unwanted. He was sent to the gas chamber with other animals. But when the door was opened, Daniel's tail was still wagging. Not only wasn't he dead, but he seemed happy. When Joe Dwyer, of Nutley, N.J., heard Daniel's story (which quickly hit the media), he adopted the dog. Daniel is now an ambassador for Dwyer's newfound mission to eradicate gas chambers for pet euthanasia, which remain in 30 states. "I don't think people know
gas chambers (for animals) even exist in the country," he says. Dwyer, with Daniel, has already changed the law in Massachusetts, and they may be close to doing the same in Pennsylvania. To help spread the word, Daniel was nominated for Hero Dog of theYear and won in the category of Emerging Hero. "Gassing animals is an inhumane practice," Dwyer says. His preference when animals must be euthanized in shelters is injection (or medical euthanasia). "It's safer for staff, and less expensive (than gas chambers)," Dwyer says. "And these animals, who have done nothing wrong, deserve to die with at least some dignity and respect they may not have gotten in life." Tatiana is a Hearing Dog, and has been nominated in that category. As many hearing dogs are trained to do, Tatiana alerts her owner, Cristina Saint-Blancard, of Plantation, FL, to ringing alarms or doorbells. Saint-Blancard has a his-
tory of asthma exacerbated by frequent ear infections due to of Meniere's disease. "Tatiana somehow knows a few seconds prior to an attack (from Meniere's disease, an inner ear issue which triggers balance problems), which causes me to become dizzy and fall," she says. "Before I had Tatiana, I cracked my head open and broke bones. Now, she tells me to sit down and I don't fall. Not only am I safer, but I feel like I'm finally independent. She is my hero, for sure." Saint-Blancard graduated in December from Purdue University with a master's degree in biomedical engineering. Tatiana, a Labrador-mix, walked across the stage for graduation and wore her cap at commencement. Tatiana's diploma reads, "Master of Friendship and Guidance." As a therapy dog working in and around NewYork City, Stella has been a hero to many people in need. One developmentally-disabled patient had not spoken a word at the facility where he lived. When
place before traveling. ■ Provide prey toys. One of the easiest ways to make a cat happy is with a new prey toy. Cats are natural hunters and love chasing, pouncing, leaping, swatting and stalking prey, even when it’s not the real thing. ■ Think about getting another cat. Cats are social animals, and owners should consider getting another cat to keep their current kitty company. Cats love to play, and a playmate will make them happy, provided they are properly introduced and have the right places to eat, hide, play and go the bathroom.
Stella visited, he petted her. As Stella left to see another resident, the patient began to cry. Marissa Levy took Stella back into the room, where the patient hugged the pet. On subsequent visits, the man was able to speak with this amazing dog; Stella is nominated in the category of Therapy Dog. Bill Abbott, president and CEO of the Hallmark, says, "I'm in awe; these dogs and their people -- truly they are heroes; this is inspiring TV." (Steve Dale welcomes questions/comments from readers. Although he can't answer all of them individually, he'll answer those of general interest in his column Send e-mail to PETWORLD(at)STEVE DALE.TV. Include your name, city and state. Steve's website is www.stevedalepetworld.com; he also hosts the nationally syndicated "Steve Dale's Pet World" and "The Pet Minute." He's also a contributing editor to USA Weekend.) (c) 2012 DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
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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 July 17 An officer responded to Manatee Drive in reference to a drug overdose complaint. A female stated that her boyfriend took an overdose of her medication. She said they had been having some domestic problems and her boyfriend was drinking heavily the night before. She spent the night at her parents’house and when she returned home for lunch on July 17, her boyfriend told her he had taken 15 of her Trammadol tablets. She said he then took three or four tablets in her presence and then went to the bathroom to throw up.When officers arrived, the boyfriend was sitting on the sofa in the living room in a daze. EMS arrived along with the fire department to examine him. They said he was in
no danger and released him. The girlfriend showed officers a handgun that was lying in the middle of their bed. The officer reported that the chamber was empty but a loaded magazine was inserted in the pistol. The boyfriend denied wanting to hurt himself or others but wouldn’t say what was bothering him. He said he was seeing a counselor but just wanted to be alone. He didn’t want his girlfriend at the house. Due to his actions and state of mind, the officer initiated an involuntary Baker Act process and he was transported to Bridgeway Receiving Facility in Fort Walton.
advised there was a large party at the location. The officer observed several cars parked in the roadway and several left as soon as they saw law enforcement. The officers knocked for several minutes before someone answered the door. All of the subjects inside seemed to be young, maybe even juveniles, according to the reporting officer.The officers asked for the owner of the house but no one seemed to know who it was.The officers entered the house and found 29 juveniles and 19 young adults hiding in bedrooms. The officers checked the backyard and saw a black female hiding and saw two July 20 subjects running through the An officer responded to woods. Several bottles of open Leisure Street in reference to alcohol were found in the a noise complaint. The caller kitchen and the officers could smell marijuana.The juveniles provided breath samples and See page 11C the ones under the influence for the solution were released to a designatto this puzzle. ed driver. Officers were on scene for 30 minutes before an 18-year-old male who lived at the residence arrived. He stated his parents were out of town and he gave the house key to a friend to throw a party while he was at work. He said he told everyone not to bring alcohol to the party. Officers explained to him that he could be accountable for anything that happened at the party, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The male said he understood and officers reported he seemed remorseful for his actions. No charges were filed. July 23 A woman came into the District 2 office to file a comAnswers on page 11C plaint about her purse being stolen at the Navarre Walmart. She told officers she left her purse in the handicap cart as she was getting out of the cart and into her car. She said she and her husband realized they left the purse when they got out of the parking lot so they turned around. She went to customer service to ask if anyone turned it in and her purse was returned to her. However, she said the purse was missing $136 in cash. She said she had several other envelopes in the purse with cash and those were not taken. The money taken was in a clear bag, not an envelope.Video surveillance showed that the woman did leave the purse in the cart and drive away. A minute later two white males and a white female exited Wal1. More frightening mart and one male picked up 2. Judge the purse and went back into 3. “Reduce, ___, recycle” Walmart. The male walked 4. Battering wind toward McDonald’s looking 5. Australian runner through the purse before he 6. Signs threw the purse in the trash 7. More flavorful and left. An employee found 8. “___ Maria” the purse and took it to cus9. Elephant’s weight, maybe tomer service. 10. Strongly nasal speech
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An officer responded to Tom Thumb on State Road 87 in reference to a suspicious person complaint. The complainant stated a subject had threatened to stab the cashier. He said the subject left driving a blue Oldsmobile. The officer observed a blue Oldsmobile turn onto Laredo Street and followed the vehicle to make a traffic stop. When asked if he had visited the Tom Thumb, he said he had.The officer reported that the driver spontaneously told him he didn’t have a knife. He also told the officer he was upset with the clerk because he disrespected his friend, who was the passenger in the car. He allowed the officer to search the vehicle and a chisel and screwdriver were found. The passenger said she got into an argument with the clerk because he yelled at her for sticking coffee creamer packets in her purse. She said the clerk cussed at her at which time the driver yelled at him
and they left. Officers deter- ject said,“No, we don’t need mined no crime had been to talk.”The officer asked him if he approached the female committed. with the DVI and he responded,“Yes, I sure did, go ahead July 24 An officer responded to Lost and arrest me.”He was arrestBottoms Lane in reference to ed and transported to Santa a family disturbance.The com- Rosa County Jail. plainant stated she was sleeping and that her boyfriend, July 26 While working an alcohol who was intoxicated, entered the room and threw an ash- violation complaint, an offitray at her. She said she then cer observed two males fightleft the residence and returned ing in the Juana’s Pagodas parkhome 45 minutes later to see ing lot. Officers ordered the if things had calmed down. male subjects to the ground She said her boyfriend began and both were detained. A to be combative and cornered female witness, who officered her in the bedroom. She described as extremely intoxclaimed he grabbed her by her icated, said her boyfriend was right arm and twisted it above protecting her.The other male her head. She said she got free subject said he didn’t know somehow and left the resi- the male he was fighting with. dence again. She returned He said he told the unknown again after some time and the male that he had a nice car and boyfriend began pushing her the male subject approached around the bedroom. She left him with his fists up in a fighta final time and called the sher- ing stance. He said he felt iff’s office. The officer report- threatened so he punched the ed that he didn’t see any marks male.The male who threw the on the complainant and the first punch did not want to boyfriend left the residence press charges. The officer before he arrived. The officer reported that the other male tried to reach him on his cell involved in the fight was phone three times but was extremely intoxicated and said unsuccessful. No other infor- he didn’t know what had hapmation was available at the pened. Dispatch advised he had an outstanding warrant time of the report. in Okaloosa County and he was transported to Santa Rosa July 25 An officer responded to Jua- County Jail. While in the patrol na’s Pagodas in reference to a car he began kicking and jumpviolation of a domestic vio- ing around on the seat. He was lence injunction. The com- advised not to do it but conplainant said he was aware of tinued to kick the seat. Once a DV injunction between his he was in a holding cell at the female friend and a male. jail, the male subject punched When the male arrived at Jua- another inmate. na’s, he was asked to leave and he refused. The complainant July 28 A woman came into the called the sheriff’s office after the male approached the District 2 office to file a comfemale with the DVI and said plaint about interference of some inappropriate comments child custody. She told officers using profanity. The female that her sister asked her in May stated she and the male sub- if she could take the comject were currently seeking a plainant’s son to Kentucky for divorce and the DVI was served the summer with the underon July 11.The officer tried to standing that she would bring make contact with the male him back July 31. The comsubject, but as soon as the male plainant said she spoke to her saw the officer he began to sister on July 28 and her sister briskly walk away from him. said she was not bringing her The officer eventually caught son back and a judge in Kenup with him and told him they tucky had granted her and her needed to talk.The male sub- husband emergency custody.
The sister told her there would be an emergency custody hearing on July 30 in Kentucky and the complainant needed to be there or her sister and brother-in-law would get temporary custody. The complainant stated she had not received a subpoena to appear in court. The officer called the sister who put her husband on the phone. The officer told the husband the complainant was not required to be in court because she had not been subpoenaed but the husband did not understand. The officer asked the husband to fax him the paperwork so he could give the complainant a copy but he never did. The officer gave the complainant information on free legal services. July 30 An officer responded to Laredo Street in reference to a possible domestic violence complaint. Gulf Breeze Police advised the Santa Rosa County deputy that a woman flagged them down at the Circle K on Gulf Breeze Parkway and stated her boyfriend physically hit her several times. The woman said her boyfriend hit her in the face, choked her and threw her into a wall in the living room. She said an argument over money lasted for several days and she drove herself to the hospital because she was scared. Officers spoke to the boyfriend who said his girlfriend woke him up in the middle of the night because her back was bleeding from a mole she scratched. She asked him to drive her to the hospital, but he told her to drive herself because he had to work in the morning. He said she left the residence to go to the hospital. The officer said the boyfriend had bruises on his arms, but the boyfriend said they were from karate training. He was arrested for domestic violence battery.The officers made contact with the girlfriend at the hospital and observed scratches and bruises on her back, arms, legs and chest.
ARREST LOG The following people were victim/witness/informant. ■ Richard James Cole, W/M, arrested Aug. 30-Sept. 9 in south age 59, Navarre. Charge: DUI Santa Rosa County. with property damage. ■ Jamie Lauren Deering, ■ Kelsey Margaret Baird, W/F, age 21, Navarre. Charges: W/F, age 24, Gulf Breeze. battery touch or strike; felony Charge: DUI. ■ Michael Aaron Foster, battery or domestic battery by W/M, age 45, Gulf Breeze. strangulation. ■ Tyler Keith Hicks, W/M, Charges: DUI; refuse to subage 17, Navarre. Charges: pos- mit to DUI test after license session of liquor by person suspended. ■ Richard Louis Stumpner, under twenty-one years of age first offense; criminal mischief W/M, age 50, Navarre. Charges: $200 and under; grand theft of DUI: driving while license suspended habitual offender. a fire extinguisher. ■ Janet Soden Conary, W/F, ■ Brian Daniel Phelan, W/M, age 24, Gulf Breeze. Charges: age 63, Navarre. Charge: DUI. ■ Howard Charles Jacques DUI with property damage; unlawful blood alcohol level - III, W/M, age 46, Gulf Breeze. .15 or higher or with person Charges: violation of injuncunder 18 second offense; neg- tion protection from domestic lect of a child without great violence; aggravated stalking – follow harass cyber-stalk after harm. ■ David Alan Richardson injunction. ■ Amy Jo Pettigrew, W/F, Jr., W/M, age 37, Navarre. Charges: battery touch or strike age 36, Navarre. Charge: cruwith domestic violence; elty toward a child that could obstructing justice – intimidate result in physical mental injury. ■ James Michael O’Brien, threaten etc.
W/M, age 16, Gulf Breeze. Charges: two counts burglary of unoccupied conveyance unarmed; grand theft less than $5,000; petit theft second degree first offense; child in violation of imposed conditions. ■ Allison Anne Wood, W/F, age 47, Gulf Breeze. Charge: DUI.
BIRTHS Grayson August Girke Grayson August Girke was born on Sept. 2, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. He is the son of Christina and Jason Girke of Gulf Breeze. Jason Anthony Copeland II Jason Anthony Copeland II was born on Sept. 3, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces. He is the son of Amy Jo Pettigrew and Jason Anthony Copeland of Navarre.
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BUILDING PERMITS The following building per- install, 0 – square feet, conmits were issued Aug. 28-Sept. tractor – Robert Stephen Zim4 in south Santa Rosa County. merman, $5,680. ■ 1877 Bayou Drive, hur■ 6887 Camarilla Court ricane shutters install, 0 – ACC 1, new accessory, 704 – square feet, contractor – Gresquare feet, contractor – gory Ray Fite, $4,261. ■ 618 Fairpoint Drive Dock Joseph Rentz Nichols Jr., 1, Gulf Breeze, dock/pier/sea$20,000. ■ 6887 Camarilla Court wall install, 0 – square feet, ACC 1, roofing install, 704 – contractor – John W. Loftis, square feet, contractor – $15,225. ■ 1920 Rue La Fontaine, Joseph Rentz Nichols Jr., $0. ■ 1086 Kelton Boulevard, hurricane shutters install, 0 Gulf Breeze, windows/doors – square feet, contractor – install, 0 – square feet, con- James S. Smart, $2,300. ■ 3769 Bengal Road, Gulf tractor – Angela Dawn WeinBreeze, windows/doors install, berg, $2,000. ■ 8285 Nevada Street, new 0 – square feet, contractor – single family, 3,559 – square Peter Anthony Cafaro III, feet, contractor - Edwin A. $2,489. ■ 974 Aquamarine Drive, Henry, $89,000. ■ 8285 Nevada Street, roofing install, 3,559 – square feet, contractor - Edwin A. Henry, $0. ■ 8305 Mercado Street, The following new business new single family, 2,301 – licenses were issued in June-July square feet, contractor – in south Santa Rosa County. Edwin A. Henry, $83,000. ■ 8305 Mercado Street, ■ Clifford Armstrong – roofing install, 2,301 – square Clifford Armstrong Lawnfeet, contractor – Edwin A. mower Service, service/lawn Henry, $0. ■ 7 Camelia Street, Gulf mower service, 2416 ReserBreeze, roofing remodel, 0 – vation Road, Gulf Breeze. ■ Ken MacClean – Macsquare feet, contractor – Clean Services, service-mainMichael F. Guy, $2,400. ■ 1554 Woodlawn Way, tenance, 3278 Pins Lane, Gulf Gulf Breeze, single family Breeze. ■ Len Cross - Len Cross addition, 0 – square feet, contractor – Donald Jay Barnes, Welding Service, service/ mobile welding, 1586 Wood$13,148. ■ 1164 Laguna Lane, Gulf lawn Beach Road, Gulf Breeze, windows/doors install, Breeze. ■ Brandie Jenkins – Pho0 – square feet, contractor – tos By Brandie, service/phoPeter Anthony Cafaro III, tography, 1594 Woodbluff $2,021. Court, Gulf Breeze. ■ 1163 Finch Drive, Gulf ■ Susan Clark – Pure Breeze, windows/doors install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Pilates, service/Pilates stuPeter Anthony Cafaro III, $1,812. ■ 2452 Houston Circle, Gulf Breeze, windows/doors install, 0 – square feet, conThe following people martractor – James Cummings, ried Aug. 31-Sept. 6 in Santa $1,415. ■ 7660 Sandstone Street, Rosa County. hurricane shutters install, 0 ■ Jonathan Daniel Hub– square feet, contractor – Ramdial Boysie Ganga, bard and Julie Marie Nelson ■ John Franklin Jones and $22,829. ■ 9487 Pouder Lane, win- Shanta Charmaine Gooddows/doors install, 0 – square win Arrington ■ James David Carnley feet, contractor – Peter Anthoand Katherine Sarah Martha ny Cafaro III, $4,329. ■ 1518 Portside Drive, Gulf Pennell ■ John Stanley Robinson Breeze, hurricane shutters install, 0 – square feet, con- and Meaghan Duguo Curtractor – Robert E. Reece, curu ■ Joseph Scot Mancuso $5,261. ■ 2745 Creeks Edge Lane, and Melissa Ann Lambert ■ David Franklin Jr. and hurricane shutters install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Shameka Cherise Robinson ■ Charles Wayne Fuller Robert E. Reece, $7,120. ■ 5 Gray Oaks Lane Dock Charity Dawn Cihak 1, Gulf Breeze, dock/pier/seawall install, 0 – square feet, contractor – John W. Loftis, $17,753. ■ 7769 Ramona Drive, pool install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Marc R. Mihalsky, $30,490. ■ 205 Williamsburg Drive, Gulf Breeze, hurricane shutters install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Robert Stephen Zimmerman, $8,748. ■ 1169 Sanibel Lane, Gulf Breeze, hurricane shutters
Gulf Breeze, roofing remodel, 0 – square feet, contractor – Alexander Key Daugherty, $9,500. ■ 7541 North Shores Drive Retaining Wall, dock/pier/seawall install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Jeremy Holmes, $20,000. ■ 7557 North Shores Drive, single family remodel, 0 – square feet, contractor – Keith M. Pape, $2,000. ■ 6250 Calle De Hidalgo, hurricane shutters install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Robert E. Reece, $7,891. ■ 1182 Lionsgate Lane, Gulf Breeze, roofing remodel, 0 – square feet, contractor – John C. Fortner, $5,281. ■ 2739 Manor Circle, Gulf
Breeze, new single family, 4,735 – square feet, contractor – Bobby B. Price Jr., $300,000. ■ 2739 Manor Circle, Gulf Breeze, roofing install, 4,735 – square feet, contractor – Bobby B. Price Jr., $0. ■ 206 Florida Avenue, Gulf Breeze, hurricane shutters install, 0 – square feet, contractor – Robert E. Reece, $8,069. ■ 8491 Navarre Parkway, restaurant addition, 0 – square feet, contractor – Richard R. Rausch, $20,000. ■ 75 Fairpoint Drive Building D, Gulf Breeze, new accessory, 243 – square feet, contractor – Drew Austin Brown, $0.
BUSINESS LICENSES dio, 221 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. ■ Timothy Poinan – T Squared Services Inc., service/pool cleaning, 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway 219, Gulf Breeze. ■ Amanda Elbouhamdi – Tanlines of Navarre, service/tanning salon, 8235 Navarre Parkway, Navarre. ■ Olivia Salazar – Olivia Salazar, service/landscaping/yard service, 2024 Luneta Street, Navarre. ■ Marek Walencik – Marek's Siding Inc., sub-contractor, 2525 Lincoln Road, Navarre. ■ Tony Reynolds – Reets LLC, sub-contractor/installs wireless, 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway #150, Gulf Breeze. ■ Thal Noury – CMP Mar-
ble Polishing, service/floor cleaning, 6976 Liberty Street, Navarre. ■ Nichole Raes – N Raes Cleaning Service Inc., service/residential cleaning, 2420 Tumbleweed Drive, Navarre. ■ Amanda Wyant – Amanda Wyant Landscape Maintenance, service/landscaping maintenance, 2364 Citrus Drive, Navarre. ■ Christopher Meredith – Island Hoppers, service/ scooter rental, 2696 Sanibel Place, Gulf Breeze. ■ Austin Tenpenny – Tenpenny Construction LLC, contractor/building, 3377 Crestview Lane, Gulf Breeze. ■ Kevin Diermyer – Kd Services of NWF LLC, contractor/fencing, 4505 Hickory Shores Blvd, Gulf Breeze.
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Continued from page 1A I don’t sit at a desk and check my email.” Slye said Walker should have picked up the phone to tell her the pier needed to close instead of sending“a SWAT team to come and throw everyone out of my business.” Walker responded by saying Sheriff Wendell Hall contacted him on Aug. 28 and questioned whether the pier should be closed. According to Walker, Hall said it would be a public safety concern if the pier didn’t close and he acted accordingly. Williamson referred to statements Stewart Cannon, public relations director for The Pier, Inc., made to a newspaper blaming the incident on
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The two subjects entered the store moments before closing and, armed with a semi-automatic weapon, demanded the money in the safe. The first suspect, described as a black male in his late 20s, about 5-foot 10 inches tall and heavy set, pointed the gun at a store employee and told him to open the safe.The employee placed the money into a plastic bag.The second suspect, a taller, heavy-set black male in his late 30s, cut the phone lines and demanded cell phones from the two employees. The cell phones were thrown onto the floor and the two victims were ordered to the back of the store. The thieves then told the employees to lay face down on the floor and not move. They remained on the floor for about two minutes and then called 911. The robbery is believed to be the third in a string of auto store robberies on Sept. 7. Sgt. Scott Haines, public information officer for SRSO, stated that two other auto part stores in Escambia County were robbed earlier that evening. “Advanced Auto Parts and an O’Reilly Auto Zone in Escambia were robbed,”he said.“(The perpetrators) fit the same description and we think they are related.”The pair is charged with one count of felony grand theft and one count felony armed robbery.
poor communication and a poorly written contract. “I agree with him 100 percent… a lot of things have been confusing to everyone,” Williamson said. He added that he would like to see the electricity bill issue addressed in the new contract. The Pier, Inc. only pays $250 a month for electricity used in the pier store and pier kitchen while the county makes up the difference. He said in the last 10 months, those bills have added up to $14,678 and pier management only had to pay $2,500 of it. Slye agreed the contract was poorly written, but to the county’s credit, she said the county had never had a concession contract like that before. Since the county collects 100 percent of the pier gate fees, Slye said she had to be able to make
enough money, through her restaurant business, to pay for the county employee needed to collect the gate fees for 14 hours a day. She said she may not like some of the terms in the contract, but she hasn’t complained about it. “The lease says I will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and inclement weather is no excuse not to open,” she said. Williamson asked why Slye had shut down the pier in the first place on Aug. 28 if she hadn’t received the order from the county. Slye said she closed for the safety of her employees. However, she said a friend called her and said the latest update from the county didn’t say anything about the pier being closed. She said she didn’t want to get in trouble so she walked
out on the pier to inspect it before reopening. According to Slye, 321 people walked out on the pier during that time, earning the county $321. Williamson said $321 was not worth anyone’s life. Commissioner Bob Cole said county staff should have been given clear direction instead of commissioners trying to micro-manage the pier. He said he heard Commissioner Jim Melvin called Walker about the pier being open and Walker in turn called the sheriff. “We can’t get back into micro managing the pier. This staff doesn’t need a commissioner making a phone call and stomping his feet or whatever it takes to get something done,”Cole said. Williamson told Cole he didn’t need to make this a
Water line damaged during repairs
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A broken sewer line repair on Sept. 7 resulted in a water line breakage causing Navarre High School to be without potable water. NHS students were dismissed at noon because of the water main break. Holley-Navarre Water System responded early in the morning on Sept. 7 to a call about a leaking sewer line that runs in front of the high school near the west parking lot. The crew repaired the sewer line but in the process hit the 6-inch water line to the school. The crew then repaired the damaged line, but when the water was turned back on, another leak sprung about 20 feet away. The crew installed well points to drain the standing water and repaired the loosened pipe over the weekend.
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not recall any actions, including actions involving her child, during that time. Witnesses told the officer 11 more Xanex pills and a Loritab pill were discovered when they fell out of the baby’s blanket during Utsey’s interview with Pettigrew and another witness. Witnesses also told
Utsey that Pettigrew had been informed by her doctor that she was not to breast feed while she was on medication, Xanex and Buprenorphine, because it could possibly harm the baby. A Department of Child and Family Services investigator arrived at Utsey’s request. After an interview with Pettigrew, the investigator decided it would be best to remove the child from Pettigrew’s custody, according to the report. The officer reported that Pet-
tigrew appeared to be receptive to that decision. However, after exiting the house for a few minutes to put a childsafety seat in his car, the investigator discovered the front door of the house was locked with Pettigrew inside the house. Pettigrew initially refused to open the door and did so only after being told that the door would be knocked down (by Utsey) if she refused to open it. When Pettigrew finally opened the door, Utsey report-
“political thing,”referring to his jab at Melvin. Because of recent redistricting, Melvin and Cole will be running against each other in 2014 for the District 2 seat if they choose to do so. “That’s what were involved in is politics,”Cole replied.“We’re putting the staff in the middle of this.” “No it should be public service, not politics,”Williamson said. Walker cut in by saying that he was naturally in the middle of issues because“that’s my job. I’m the county administrator.” He said at no time did he receive an inappropriate phone call from any commissioner regarding the pier closure. Melvin clarified that he simply called Walker to ask whether the pier was open or closed “and that will continue to be
my involvement. Public safety is our No. 1 priority.” Cole said it wasn’t fair for only one entity to be closed down during a mandatory evacuation of the beach. “We have another entity that asked to build a banquet hall and now it’s a bar and no one is saying anything about that,” Cole yelled as he beat his fist down on the table. He was referring to Juana’s Pagodas, which recently opened Club Pagodas on the beach. In closing, Commissioner Don Salter said the biggest problem was the meaning of a mandatory evacuation for residents and businesses on the beach. Commissioners will vote during a Sept. 13 meeting on whether to rewrite the pier contract in anticipation of the next lease agreement.
Turner headed to the lotto office to fill out the paperwork. The Florida Lotto takes 25 percent off the top and then of course it still has to go through Tallahassee and will be taxed next year. But Hall is still very thankful for her winnings and what it will mean for her family. “Special needs children need more help than what’s out there,”she said.“He’s 20 years old now and it’s taken something like this to get help.” More than 62,000 Florida players won between $4 and $1 million in the Sept. 1, POWERBALL draw., according to a press release. The multi-state lottery game is sold in Florida and 43 other states and districts across the United States. POWERBALL is a product of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).
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has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. She plans to use the money to build a new home with the special modifications and equipment needed to care for Bobby. “Since my son was born, any type of equipment needed has been a struggle to get,”Hall said.“Think about trying to give a 20 year old a bath without a lift. This is really big blessing.” She said she plays the lotto every Saturday and Sunday, but only has won a few dollars here and there. On her lucky day, she said she just got home from work and got on her computer as usual to check her numbers. Her fiancé Chris Turner was watching football in the other room. “He was in shock too. He had to come verify the numbers because I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me,”she said. Still in shock, she and ed seeing the baby attached to Pettigrew’s left“bare breast.” Pettigrew continued breast feeding after being ordered by Utsey to stop. According to the report, Utsey had to“take possession of her child by pulling him away from her bare breast that he was currently feeding on.” Pettigrew told Utsey that she was breast feeding her baby to get him ready to drink from a bottle. Utsey handed the baby to the investigator and placed Pet-
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tigrew under arrest. She was charged with cruelty toward a child that could result in physical/mental injury. During the time Utsey completed his investigation and the time Pettigrew began breast feeding, he had no contact with her for about 30 minutes and in that time it appeared to him that she had become extremely intoxicated. Pettigrew was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail with a $7,500 bond.
BUDGET SUMMARY SANTA ROSA COUNTY - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - FISCAL YEAR 2012 - 2013 General Fund
6.0953 AD VALOREM TAXING FUNDS GENERAL FUND
ROAD & BRIDGE
AD VALOREM 6.0953 OTHER TAXES LICENSES & PERMITS INTERGOVERNMENTAL CHARGES FOR SERVICES FINES & FORFEITS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS MISCELLANEOUS
$41,837,150 1,434,480 1,131,450 9,572,110 2,942,940 202,210 0 3,410,900
$0 3,691,700 0 2,840,500 0 0 0 82,650
TRANSFERS IN 2,419,241 FUND BALANCE APPROPRIATED 1,174,399
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & FUND BALANCES $64,124,880
ESTIMATED REVENUES: TAXES
FINE & SPECIAL FORFEITURE REVENUE
PROPRIETARY DEBT CAPITAL ENTERPRISE SERVICE PROJECTS FUNDS
INTERNAL TOTAL SERVICE ALL FUNDS
Millage Per $1000 :
EXPENDITURES GENERAL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC SAFETY PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT HUMAN SERVICES CULTURE & RECREATION
$46,040 0 0 28,500 710,090 0 0 4,750
$0 6,398,500 0 17,100 755,650 0 4,630,045 215,451
$0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
$0 0 0 0 5,133,180 0 0 603,500
$0 $41,883,190 0 11,524,680 0 1,131,450 0 12,458,210 893,016 10,434,876 0 202,210 0 4,630,045 956,765 5,274,016
$17,367,149 33,757,045 1,300,273 899,350 139,490 5,598,700 2,775,040
$0 0 0 10,136,830 0 0 0
$790,190 0 0 0 0 0 0
$0 3,824,622 273,596 195,060 915,290 29,500 0
$292,429 381,941 108,736 687,363 122,782 0 0
$4,000 0 0 0 0 0 0
$0 0 6,553,047 141,410 0 0 0
TOTAL EXPENDITURE/EXPENSE $61,837,047
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDIUTRES TRANSFERS & RESERVES $64,124,880
TRANSFER OUT RESERVES
787,524 7,780,725 3,100 3,640,331 $2,640,405 $98,959,733
$2,303,640 0 0 0 0 0 0
20,757,408 37,963,608 8,235,652 12,060,013 1,177,562 5,628,200 2,775,040
$2,303,640 $88,597,483 336,765 7,780,725 0 2,581,525 $2,640,405 $98,959,733
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Rogers charged in cellmate killing Staff reports Navarre Press State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Grand Jury of Martin Santa Rosa County returned a two-count indictment charging Shawn Rogers with first degree pre-meditated and/or felony murder with a weapon and armed kidnaping with a weapon. The charges arose from Rogers’attack of inmate Ricky D. Martin, 25, on March 30 in Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton. On that date, state prison correctional officers discovered Martin lying on his cell floor with extensive blunt trauma injuries to his head and face. According to a press release from the state attorney, Rogers was Martin’s only cellmate on that date. Martin was found with his hands tied behind his back with torn strips of bed sheet, his feet also tied similarly, and a ligature of bed sheet around his neck. Martin’s pants and underwear were found pulled down around his knees. Martin was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital from the prison where he was treated for brain injuries and cuts to his left and right arms. Martin never regained consciousness and was unresponsive at all times after being found on the cell floor by corrections officers. Martin died on April 8 in Sacred Heart Hospital after being removed from life support. An autopsy examination by Medical Examiner Andrea Minyard revealed that Martin’s death was due to blunt force trauma to his brain and the manner of death was ruled homicide. According to published reports, Martin was in jail for burglary, grand theft and trafficking stolen property. He only had a year left to serve out his sentence. Rogers is currently serving a life sentence for armed robbery and aggravated battery fromVolusia County.The investigation into the death of Martin was conducted by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Corrections with the assistance of the State Attorney’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office has announced that its Capital Case Review Committee has met and decided that the State Attorney will seek the death penalty for the charge of firstdegree murder. The case will be handled by ASA Robert “Bobby” Elmore.
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Funding identified for beach road repairs in four weeks after that said Brown. “Should be by late October as long as we don’t have any unforeseen events,”he said. Brown said the highway is still closed to all vehicular traffic, including bicycles. In related news, Brown said that Fort Pickens would be open beginning Sept. 11 and people will be able to access the historic fort and the campgrounds, but that the parking lots are still covered with sand. “We’re still working on getting sand off the parking lots,” said Brown.“Parking lots 21, 22 and Langdon parking lot are partially cleared. Within the next couple of days, they (parking lots) should be open.” Brown said that there was an enormous quantity of sand on the Fort Pickens
road and parking lots. “The quantity of sand from Isaac is equivalent to the amount of sand from Tropical Storms Lee and Debby,”he said. Sand removal is funded through the annual park operating funds. “We set some aside every year in anticipation of storm events,”Brown explained,“and we’re using our own employees and equipment”as well as a private contractor. Brown estimated the repairs to J. Earl Bowden Highway to be between $700,000 and $800,000. He stressed that the repairs to the road could take longer but as long as everything remains on track, the scenic beach road will reopen in late October.
spread by mosquitoes and the majority of cases have been reported in birds. The virus is transmitted to a mosquito when it bites an infected bird. The mosquito can then transfer the virus by biting another animal or a person. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, as many as 80 percent of those who become infected may display no symptoms and recover well on their own. About 20 percent experience symptoms similar to the flu. Less than 1 percent of those infected become seriously ill, but severe cases can be fatal. Those most at risk are
individuals over the age of 50 or those who have had an organ transplant. To avoid West NileVirus, avoid going outside between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, dress so clothing covers most of your skin, apply mosquito repellent containing DEET, install screens on windows and doors, repair any torn or damaged screens and empty standing water to discourage mosquitoes from laying eggs. For more information on West NileVirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at: www.cdc.gov.
lection rate with 632 late-filers out of the 37,532 Florida public officials and employees. Continued from page 1A Mitchell, who has been with Rosa Bay Bridge Authority the Milton Board of Adjustboard of supervisors, have failed ment since June 2010, replied to submit the appropriate finan- that he was out of town due to cial disclosure forms required a death in the family, but he said he will ensure the forms by Florida Statue 112.3144. Robert Montgomery, North- are submitted upon his return. “I just forgot,”Mitchell said, west Florida Transportation Corridor Authority board mem- “but I will do that as soon as I ber, was one filer initially being return on Tuesday (Sept. 11).” As of Sept. 7, there were 462 listed as late, but he has since individuals listed on the ethics’ been removed. “My accountant prepares it commission site with accruand they take a longer time to ing fines or set fines for failure put everything together,”he to submit the forms prior to said,“but it was post marked the deadline. Bruce, of the Santa Rosa Bay on the (Sept.) 4.” The ethics commission Bridge Authority board, was received Montgomery’s form contacted via email about not on Sept. 6, and recorded it as filing the financial disclosure being post-marked Sept. 4, form. She responded that she thus meeting the deadline. His attempted to resign from the board several years ago before late fines were removed. The statute details the full Gov. Rick Scott assumed office, and public disclosure of finan- and initially did not receive a cial interests required by all reply, but was then told that state and local elected officials, the governor’s appointee serves government staff and appoint- a four-year term. According to published ed officials. Financial disclosure forms were due July 1, but reports, the governor’s office officials had until Sept. 4 to sub- did not receive her resignation mit the forms to avoid being letter and considered her still active as of 2011. assessed a penalty. “I think that term should be According to Integrity Florida, a nonprofit, nonpartisan up now, and today I sent anothresearch institute, as of Sept. er letter of resignation. So, even 5, the Florida Commissioner if my term is not completed, I on Ethics had a 98-percent col- do not plan to attend another
useless meeting,”Bruce wrote. Bruce said she considers the meetings useless because there is no money for the bridge authority to act and the bridge authority has no authority to lower tolls or make decisions regarding the best way to increase bridge usage. “The only responsibility is to meet and approve whatever the state or the bridge authority attorney need approving,” said Bruce. However, regardless of the resignation letter being sent, per Florida law, a financial disclosure form is required to be submitted until the board member is officially removed from the board. Olson,withtheNaturewalkCommunity Development District,could not be located for comment. Dan Krassner, Integrity First executive director, said that financial disclosure is important because it’s about trust. “The citizens want to ensure that our public officials serve them and not other private financial interests, “said Krassner.“Voters passed the Sunshine amendment in 1976 so officials would be required to disclose financial interests. It’s a critically important transparency and accountability tool for citizens to have. It’s about holding our officials accountable.”
By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press Gulf Islands National Seashore has identified funding to repair J. Earl Bowden Highway after wind and water from Hurricane Isaac collapsed several parts of the beach road. Superintendent Dan Brown said repairs are scheduled to be completed by the end of October. “We have identified federal funding and transferred it to the Florida Department of Transportation,”Brown said. “They are working on the design and we’ll be contracting out the repairs.” Brown met with FDOT representative on Sept. 7, and the projected time frame is to award the contract within two weeks, and have the repairs done with-
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“As our neighboring counties began to see confirmed cases, we fully expected that we would begin to see them as well,” said Sandra Park-O’Hara, A.R.N.P., administrator of the Santa Rosa County Health Department.“People need to be aware that the virus is present in our area, and continue to take precautions.” First reported in the United States in 1999, by 2004 West Nile Virus had spread throughout the continental U.S.The virus is
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Commissioners approved a millage rate of 6.0953, which is the same as last year.The county has decreased the budget for six consecutive years to combat declining property taxes and other local and state revenues. Commissioners also approved the annual Municipal Service Benefit Units
(MSBUs) during the Sept. 4 meeting. Santa Rosa County Fire Protection MSBU is $85 for residential up to 3,500-square feet and $175 for residential more than 3,500-square feet. The Navarre Beach Fire Protection MSBU is $350 for residential, $900 for commercial up to 10,000-square feet and $3,600 for commercial more than 10,000-square feet. To view the entire budget, visit http://www.santarosa.fl. gov/budget/.
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Study reveals minimal changes to military zones By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press Santa Rosa County residents and county officials attended an Aug. 21 public Small Area Studies meeting held in Milton. “The overall purpose is to achieve compatibility through
collaboration, working together and partnering,”said Celeste Werner, director of planning with Matrix Design Group.“It’s not to say you can’t do something or develop at all, but it’s to develop (a plan) that supports property rights, economic development in the community as well as looking out
for the protection of the military mission… (it’s) looking for that balance.” The strategies presented to the small group of residents came out of the Joint Land Use Study that was completed a couple of years ago. The JLUS developed strategies for land development with the goal of
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protecting area military bases. “The benefit to Santa Rosa County is that you guys are way ahead… your land development code already has a subsection for the military zone that is associated with NAS Whiting Field,”said Werner. Werner also noted that Santa Rosa County is the model used nationwide for dealing with encroachment and buffering of military installations. Amendments to Article 11 of the county’s LDC have been in place since 2005.The amendments established airport and military zones, height, density and use restrictions and outdoor lighting standards, among others. Changes made to the land development code are minimal, according to Werner. Santa Rosa County’s LDC already restricts height limitations to 35 feet for habitable structures and 50 feet for nonhabitable structures with no structures allowed in the clear zone. A clear zone is defined as“an area immediately beyond the end of a runway and exhibits the greatest potential for occurrence for aircraft accidents,” according the Article 11 of the LDC. “The zoning districts that apply there now do have height limits in them… residential is typically 35 (and) 50 feet,”said Beckie Cato, Santa Rosa County planning and zoning director.
Other restrictions include the type of light source used on property within the designated aviation corridors. All outdoor lighting must be downward, meaning the light source must be shielded on the top, preventing the light from traveling upward; this restriction is already in use by the county. All outdoor lighting plans that fall within a military or airport influence area must be submitted to the county for review; the plan must include a letter from the military installation’s commanding officer outlining comments or concerns. The main change would be sound attenuation guidelines that stipulate the interior noise level of any structure within the designated areas not exceed 45 dBA Ldn. “As a builder, you’re not changing anything. The LDC has been in place since 2004 in any military area…(and buyers) have to sign a disclosure knowing this about lighting, sounding… what I’m gleaning from this is you haven’t changed anything?”asked a local builder in attendance. “After the JLUS, we adopted the military air zone for this general area, so this just refines it to encompass the four subsections,” answered Cato. The four sub-zones are an extension of areas adjacent to Eglin property and are minimal for Santa Rosa County.
Capt. Matthew Coughlin, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer, said that“NAS Whiting Field… continues to work with adjacent community and military installations with respect to military mission and compatible land growth strategies… We have been involved with the Tri-county Small Area Studies through the review process and interactions with its board members, including Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter, and Ms. Beckie Cato, Santa Rosa County planning and zoning director. The studies will undoubtedly enhance the Santa Rosa County Joint Land Use Study completed in 2003 with most of the recommendations being adopted in 2006.” Public meetings were also held in Okaloosa and Walton counties to solicit public input. “The comments (from the public) are shared with staff and the committee and that will determine if any changes will be made to the final draft, which will be presented in late October of this year,”said Werner. The public comment period will continue until Sept. 21. Public comments can be made by contacting Ken Little, Growth Project Manager.The comments can be faxed to 850-651-7058 or emailed to klittle@co. okaloosa.fl.us. Final draft documents can be viewed at www.smallareastudies.com.
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Thoughts from the dirt road By Gary “Mad Dog” Maddock
My glass is leaking I reserve the right to contradict myself. It is optimism and pessimism at its best. The new start to the NFL season. Keep in mind that as you read this that I am not a glass half full kind of guy. I am a glass is 90-percent full kind of guy. I always seek the positives and never try to dwell on the bad. Mostly because the bad is the bad, and you usually can’t do anything about it, so why dwell? Just push forward. Change is another thing I am typically for, 90 percent of the time. But again, when it comes to the NFL, I find my outlook torn. Back in the dark days – the several endings of Brett Favre’s career – I thought how sad it was to see Brett in a NewYork Jets, and eventually a Minnesota Viking uniform. To me, and to many others like me – Brett was, and should have always been, a Green Bay Packer. Just like Joe Montana should have quit as a 49er. Last night I watched Peyton Manning win his first football game as a Denver Bronco. It was an exciting game and if you were oblivious to the uniforms, you wouldn’t have thought anything had changed. He played brilliantly and like he has always done – he orchestrated his offense, motivated the men around him, and got the job done. But still... In my mind, Peyton Manning is and should have always been an Indianapolis Colt. Now let’s talk about the Dallas Cowboys. Since I was a little boy, watching football with my dad – I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan. Say what you want – but at least you can never accuse me of being a fair weather fan. Through greatness and misery, I have stuck with them. And when the Cowboys have been good, they have been good because of a great quarterback; Roger Staubach, Dandy Don Meridith and Troy Aikman. They are called franchise quarterbacks because when their name is mentioned, it immediately brings to mind – the franchise. When you hear Roger Staubach, you don’t think football – you think Dallas. For all too many years, Tony Romo has been labeled as the next Dallas Cowboys franchise quarterback, and in many aspects he is – when you think Romo, you think Dallas. Unfortunately, for who knows why, Dallas hangs onto the greatest choker of all time. In one sense he is exciting to watch because you never know what is going to happen. If a great quarterback has the ball with two minutes to play – you can count on a score. But with Romo, you can count on maybe a score, maybe an interception, or maybe a sack and fumble. True drama. So as a life-long, all in, completely devoted to the end Dallas Cowboys fan – it would have really been nice to see Tony Romo start the season as a Miami Dolphin. The glass in 90percent empty! See ya’on the dirt roads! Mad Dog Contact Mad Dog at email@example.com
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County sends out absentee ballots for general election By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press Absentee ballots are being prepared to ensure mailing no later than Sept. 21 in accordance with Florida law that requires all ballots be sent 45 days prior to an election. “The first one we have to mail are overseas military and civilians,” said Supervisor of Elections Ann Bodenstein.“By law we have to have them out 45 days prior to the election.” After the absentee ballots are mailed to overseas military personnel, other absentee ballots will be sent to military personnel or Santa Rosa County residents living in other states and to local resident who have
requested an absentee ballot. Bodenstein wants the voters to be aware of several key provisions that make this year’s general election ballot different than previous years. “The ballot is two pages long because of the amendments,” explained Bodenstein.“What most people don’t understand is that the amendments can’t be broken into two pages.” On each ballot there are columns and an amendment that begins on one column can go to the next column if it is on the same page. However, if the amendment begins in a column that continues on to another page, it cannot be broken up. Therefore, there will be more white space on the ballot because
of the number of ballots and the requirement that each respective ballot be on one page. There are 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution for voters to consider on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Another key provision is that because the ballot will be two pages long, the process of removing the ballots from the tabulators will occur during voting hours. “The tabulators that we use will only hold about 2,500 sheets of paper,”Bodenstein explained. “So during the day, if a voter is in the precinct and a clerk goes into the tabulator and says‘we are removing the ballots’don’t become alarmed.”
The clerk will remove the ballots from the tabulator and put them in a secure bag and seal the bag in accordance with Florida law. Furthermore, because the ballots are two pages long, when a person enters the ballot into the tabulator, the clicker will only turn over once although two pages are being entered. “When A (page one) is put into the tabulator, it will count and turn the clicker over to show one ballot, but when B (page two) is put in, it will count but the clicker will not turn over,” said Bodenstein. The clicker turns to count the vote not the number of pages, as such each person’s vote counts, just not the number of pages.
Miller rallies Republicans By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, RDistrict 1, rallied the Santa Rosa Republican Club members at a Sept. 4 monthly meeting held at The Club of Hidden Creek. State Rep. Doug Broxson, R-District 3, introduced Miller and Miller’s wife,Vicki, as good friends, and highlighted a few of Miller’s achievements, with one being the RESTORE Act, which allocated BP fine money to the states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “If it wasn’t for Jeff Miller and his dedication in creating a (five-state) coalition… we would not potentially have $1 billion that will come to our region,”said Broxson.“It’s not because of county government or state government; it’s because of Miller and his team. Thank you Jeff.” Miller took to the podium and acknowledged that the RESTORE Act was indeed a collaborative effort. “Everybody in our region suffered one way or another… but we did work together… and the fine money coming from BP got passed before Congress adjourned,”he said. Miller then spoke about the work that still needs to be done. “Before we go back on Monday, we’ll have 88 legislative days left in the 112th Congress,”Miller told the members.“It’s not a lot of time to get business done.” There is not a lot Congress can do, especially if President Barack Obama is unseated in the November election, and Congress will do everything they can in the short window of time to get things passed, said Miller. “Obama can sign whatever executive orders he wants to and they can try and slip through whatev-
soul of the country.” Miller then segued into talking points about the differences between Republican and Democrats, taxes, entitlement programs, the $16 trillion deficit, health care, veterans’ issues and sequestration. “If we don’t do anything (about sequestration) there will be $500 billion in cuts to the Defense Department after we’ve gone through (almost) $500 billion in cuts. To do that in one fell swoop would be devastating to the military,”Miller said. But the amazing thing to him is that no one is really discussing the cuts that will happen to social programs. “The vast focus is on defense and hasn’t been on social issues that will also get hit by $500 billion in cuts,” said Miller.“It’s
almost as if somebody said ‘don’t say anything about health care being cut, food stamps and other issues being cut.’” Miller also fielded questions from several members. Navarre resident Lauretta Aiken asked Miller about ensuring more dentists are hired at the Veteran’s Administration Health Center in Pensacola. “They need dentists,” said Aiken. Navarre resident David Smith also highlighted the need for dentists. “I am a dentist at Hurlburt,” said Smith,“and the VA is short dentists.” Miller addressed both by stating he has supported a“fee for care”program, but whenever he discusses it with the veteran services organization,“they go nuts because they think I’m trying to dismantle the VA system.” Dismantling the VA is not his goal, but rather providing veterans with a choice for which medical provider they visit, especially in places like Montana or Utah that have very few VA hospitals. “I was told of a guy in New Mexico (a WWII veteran) that has to drive six hours after surgery for a follow-up,” said Miller. “Why not contract it out and give them a choice.” After a few more serious questions, Miller closed out the Q&A part by answering Navarre resident Jim Battles’ question about who he (Miller) most liked at the Republican National Convention. “Condoleezza Rice hit it out of the ballpark,” he replied, “and Suzanna Martinez, man, she did great… Marco (Rubio) is a guy we love… Paul Ryan is just what you see… he loves his country like he loves his family. I’m so excited.” The next Republican meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at The Club at Hidden Creek. The guest speaker will be Sheriff Wendell Hall.
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U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-District 1, left, and State Rep. Doug Broxson, R-District 3, spoke at the Sept. 4 Santa Rosa Republican Club meeting. er they decide to do,”said Miller.“We are doing everything we can over the next few weeks to see that doesn’t happen.” Miller spoke about critical campaigns leading up to the general election from Allen West in South Florida, to Ricky Gill running for California’s 9th Congressional District, and Mia Love’s candidacy for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. “The House is in safe hands, the Senate is the one everyone focuses on because we need to take it away from Harry Reid (senate majority leader)… would like to do better than 50 or 51, would like to get in the high 50s,” said Miller.“I think we’re still going to see a battle for the very heart and
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Bodenstein wants to assure voters though,that each ballot and votes on each page will be counted. According to Bodenstein, the ballot for the general election will have very little to do with county seats, except for school board district 4 and the sheriff race. These two races are runoffs from the primary. To request an absentee ballot, call the supervisor of elections office at 850-983-1900. Voter registration books close 29 days prior to each election. For more information about the ballots, voter registration, the proposed amendments or questions concerning the Nov. 6 general election, call 850-9831900 or visit www.santarosa. fl.gov/elections.
Community Briefs CDAC training Community Drug and Alcohol Council is providing a three-hour CEU Training for social workers, counselors, prevention specialists, behavioral health professionals and other professionals interested in understanding addiction. Understanding Addiction 101 is an introductory training that addresses addiction as a “brain disorder” that can be prevented and treated. In addition to discussing the basic neurobiology of the brain, the mechanisms of the rewards and the actions of certain drugs on the brain will be presented. The audience will explore the reasons why some people use drugs and why some people become addicted while others do not. Discussion will target issues related to addiction diagnosis, evidence based treatment, recovery and relapse. Understanding Addiction 101 will be held from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Center, 3804 N. Ninth Avenue in Pensacola. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Registration is required. Contact Linda York for details at 850434-2724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers needed for free tax prep This is a program of the AARP Foundation offered in conjunction with the IRS. You don’t have to be an AARP member and you don’t have to have experience in doing taxes. Computer skills are required. Register at www.aarp.org/taxaide. Someone will contact you with more dates and details. Many kinds of volunteer opportunities are available. The complete and submit the prospective volunteer form on the website www.aarp.org/taxaide. Tax volunteers receive free training in December and January. Once trained, qualified and certified, they work at least four hours a week at one of our 10 sites from February through April 15. Citizens Law Enforcement Academy Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office wants to educate the local citizenry as to their agency’s internal structure and the integral part that the agency plays in the local community by holding a Citizens Law Enforcement Academy from 6-8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 4-Nov. 13 at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. No class will be held on Nov. 6. Attendees will learn how to better protect themselves from being a crime victim, how to report crime and the ramifications of committing a crime. They will receive first-hand knowledge on the organizational structure of the sheriff’s office, officer training, what constitutes a crime, officer equipment and how to differentiate between “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause.” This academy is free and open to residents 18 and older. To register for this class, go online to www.santarosasheriff.org to the article on the Citizens Academy and complete the application. Application forms will also be available at the HolleyNavarre Seniors Center or call 983-1236.
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By Chrissy Cuttita Team Eglin Public Affairs Air Force officials begin their F-35A Lightning II Operational Utility Evaluation Sept. 10, an instrumental step in beginning joint strike fighter pilot and maintenance training for the service. Two 33rd Fighter Wing pilots here; along with two Air Force test pilots, will conduct the review expected to last approximately 65 days. â€œThe start of the OUE is another huge milestone for the Air Force and the program as a whole,â€?said Col. Andrew Toth, 33rd Fighter
Wing commander.â€œWeâ€™ve been preparing for this event since the arrival of our first aircraft in July last year. So far, the men and women of the 33rd Fighter Wing have proven we can successfully execute safe and effective flying operations in addition to academic training.â€? Since Februaryâ€™s Military Flight Release, 11 experienced fighter pilots checked out in basic F-35A operations so they can be prepared to be the militaryâ€™s first cadre for the fifth generation fighter. Maj. John Wilson and Maj. Matthew Johnston, the 33rd FW pilots going through the
evaluation, are ready to be taken through a rigorous process where data will be collected from all facets of JSF training - maintenance, classroom, simulator and flights. Leaders at the 33rd FW are confident their team of Airmen, Navy, Marines, contracted partners and civilians are ready for the next milestone in the nationâ€™s next half-century of airpower dominance. â€œWe are ready for the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center to give us an outside look on the way we conduct our mission,â€? said Toth.â€œAt the conclusion
of the evaluation we should receive the Air Education and Training Commandâ€™s approval that states we are â€˜ready for trainingâ€™.â€? This milestone for the Air Force will be a precursor to training other services and allies. The wing is responsible for F-35 pilot and maintainer training. Initially, 59 aircraft and three flying squadrons, one for each service/aircraft variant, will be established at Eglin. The 33rd FW has flown more than 200 JSF sorties, both A and B variant, increasing pilot and maintainer familiarity with the aircraft,
exercising the logistics infrastructure and continuing to develop aircraft maturity. These initial F-35A flights were limited, scripted and conducted within the restrictions and stipulations made in Februaryâ€™s military flight release. Now that release has been updated for OUE, necessary joint program office and AFOTEC formal readiness reviews have been completed and the AETC local area operations metrics and safety reviews all support the Air Force readiness to execute OUE safely and effectively, service officials said.
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Health Briefs Car seat safety checks The Santa Rosa County Health Department will be offering free car seat safety checks from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 13, at the main clinic location, 5527 Stewart Street in Milton. Certified technicians will be on hand to provide information and examine seats to be sure they have been installed correctly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents are the number one killer of children between 1-12 years old. Safety seats are the best way to protect children in a crash, and a correctly installed seat will provide the maximum protection possible. For more information, contact Sherry Worley, R.N., at 983-5200, ext. 187.
By Joanna Hammond Navarre Press Many Americans take their vision for granted. For those lucky enough to have accurate vision, it can be difficult to imagine the struggles a child can face when his or her vision begins to decline. Prevent Blindness America sponsors Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month each year to raise awareness for the need to screen young children for potential vision problems. PBA estimates that more than one in four school-age children in the United States, roughly 12.1 million children, has a vision problem. PBA also states that nearly 5 percent of preschool age children, or one in 20, has a vision problem that, if left untreated, can lead to blindness. The most common vision defects in children are myopia (nearsightedness), strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye). Many children are not receiving the necessary vision screenings to detect these and other vision problems. One of three children nationwide receives no eye care before the age of 6. Dr. Neil Hook, an optometrist with Navarre Family Eye Care, recommends children receive a vision exam earlier in life. “By age 3, unless there’s a concern from the pediatrician but definitely before kindergarten,”Hook said. “About 25 percent of all children in K(indergarten) through sixth (grade) have a vision problem,”he said, “and over half of students with learning problems, quote unquote, are because of a vision issue.” Hook said it’s nearly impossible for children who
Free health screenings in September Sacred Heart Health System will provide a variety of free health screenings in September at locations in Pensacola. These screenings are designed primarily for adults who are poor, elderly and uninsured. Hearthealth screenings measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol and check for anemia, and are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Sacred Heart’s Mission in Motion staff will provide screenings at the following locations: n From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church of Ferry Pass, 8351 Caminitti Lane, Pensacola. Heart health (non-fasting). From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Fricker Center, 900 N. “F” St., Pensacola. Heart health (non-fasting). For more information, call 850416-7826. Blood drives The Northwest Florida Blood Services will hold a blood drive from noon-5 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Walmart in Navarre.
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Savannah Powers, 2, of Navarre shows off her first pair of glasses. have vision problems to describe the problem, since they often don’t know they should be seeing more clearly. “If you come out of the womb blurry, that’s your normal,” Hook said. Teresa Powers of Navarre said her daughter Savannah was diagnosed with severe farsightedness when she was just 2 years old.Teresa noticed that when Savannah was relaxed or tired, her eye would turn in. “I thought she might have lazy eye,”Teresa said.“I took her to an ophthalmologist first but (the doctor) said she didn’t have a lazy eye but he did say after dilating her eyes that she was severely far sighted.” Savannah has been wearing glasses since she was a toddler, Teresa said, and she has had no problems since having her vision corrected. “Her eye doesn’t turn in
at all anymore, and she wears her glasses every day and she has no problem with it,” said Teresa.“When she was only 2-and-a-half, I was worried that she wouldn’t like the glasses on her face but she had no problem with it.” Savannah sees the optometrist once a year to make sure she has the correct prescription for her glasses, and Teresa plans to take her younger son in to see Dr. Hook as well, to ensure he has no vision problems either. She believes that an eye exam before school begins is important. “I believe (children should have an eye exam) especially before kindergarten,”Teresa said.“One eye exam just to make sure there’s no problems, because some kids won’t tell the teacher that they can’t see because they are scared.” Accidental eye injuries are also a common cause of
vision problems in children. The most common causes of eye injuries in children under the age of 14 include toys, pencils, household products, furniture, cigarettes and grooming products. Hook recommends protective eyewear for any child participating in sports, and for adults who are engaging in outdoor activities. “The No. 1 eye injury we get in here is from lawn work and landscaping,”Hook said. Sports injuries can also do damage to a child’s eyesight. PBA estimates that 90 percent of eye injuries in children are preventable. Proper eye protection when children play sports is an essential part of safety precautions. PBA recommends sports eye guards for children playing sports such as football, basketball and hockey. “Absolutely,”Hook said when asked if children should wear protective eyewear
when participating in sports. “It’s no different than wearing a helmet.” To help combat eye injuries and blindness in children, PBA launched a program in March 2010 called Star Pupils to inform parents about children’s vision issues. In addition to assisting parents with learning about vision screening, eye diseases and injuries, Star Pupils also educates readers on an often overlooked vision hazard: the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can wreak havoc on a child’s eyesight. PBA recommends a brimmed hat and sunglasses that protect against both UV-A and UVB rays to help shield children’s eyesight from sun damage. Parents should carefully read the tags or labels on any sunglasses purchased for children and adults alike; not all sunglasses are the same. “Sunglasses makers do not always attach a tag or label stating the amount of UV radiation that sunglasses block. Only buy sunglasses for your child that provide a clear statement about how much UV radiation is blocked,” PBA’s website Starpupils.org stated. Hook has seen children in his practice born with eye problems such as cataracts, retinal disease, and other degenerative conditions. He recommends that children have a baseline eye exam at least once, and every four years for children with no vision problems. “You can save them a whole lot of pain and heartache later in life,”(by having a vision exam) Hook said.“It’s 20 minutes out of your year.”
Kids House receives $5,139 donation Submitted photo
The Emerald Coast Woman’s Club Immediate past-president, Patti Singleton, center, and Freda Campbell, charities committee chairperson, left, present a check in the amount of $5,139 to Sheriff Wendell Hall for the Santa Rosa Kids House. Since the club was established in 1995, more than $100,000 has been donated to support local charities, civic organizations, projects and scholarships. Beginning Sept. 6, ECWC monthly luncheon/meetings will be held at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Hidden Creek Tuscan Grille in Navarre. Reservations must be made by 7 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the meeting date. Call Linda Stone at 936-5554 or Bernice Schlosser at 515-0115.
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Open 20 3 #1092 Mike Wilson & Greg Allen 2 #1337 Charlie Trique & Joe Villanueva 1 #11 Mark Smith & Bubba Barbari
Hobie 16 3 #105332 Jason & Colleen Bosley 2 #86374 Shane & Connor Gaston 1 #102307 Brian & Jessica Lambert
Fleet Y 3 #172 Michael Clark & Lee Reed 2 #1023 Michael McNeir & Chuck Kemper 1 #1018 Kevin Smith & Alex Efreperes
Hobie Wave Fleet 3 N/A 2 #09 Hagle family 1 #33 John Kidder
Co-ed Brian & Jessica Lambert Towed the Farthest Tepe Racing - Cincinnati, Ohio (over 700 miles) Fleet Z 3 #2010 Michael Rice & Glenn Holmes 2 #26 Mark & Kris Ederer 1 #48 Kirk Newkirk & Andrea Pederson
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WETA Fleet 3 #528 Richard Hitchock 2 #284 Michael Washam 1 #777 Mike Mead
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Road trip results in new life By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press Four years ago James Lee Calkins, then 22, got in his car in Santa Clarita, Calif., and started out on a trip that would alter the course of his life. “There wasn’t a lot of opportunity there.The economy was getting bad,” Calkins explained,“I wanted to leave California and come to Florida.” With a plan to come to Florida, he set about saving his money that he earned working at his grandfather’s window company. His initial plan was to drive from Santa Clarita to Miami, then hop on a plane for Jamaica for a short vacation, then come back to Miami and return home to California. “As I crossed the country, I fell in love with Texas,”said Calkin with a smile.“As I went further east, I liked it better and better, and then Alabama was my favorite place. I love the people of Alabama, and then I came here to Florida.” He paused, smiled and enthusiastically proclaimed, “… and then I came here to Florida and I loved Florida because it was just like Alabama but it had the white-sand beaches. I fell in love with the beach. I went to Miami and didn’t care about it… my mind was set on here.” With his mind set on Pensacola, he began studying the area to include Destin and that is when he settled on Navarre. “Everybody told me don’t move to Navarre. There are no jobs, no opportunities… go to a bigger city, but I didn’t listen,”said Calkins. In Navarre, he found low prices and a small town that beckoned him.“I love small towns,”he professed. So with the destination
James Lee and Maria Calkins met on the shores of Navarre Beach and run VIP Beach Services together. in mind, he returned to California, saved more money and made the move in 2008. “I remember pulling into the area and I had a couple of thousand bucks total,”he said. He went about trying to find a place to live, but it wasn’t easy given he didn’t have a job. Finally, the manager at Kilgore Reality put him in contact with the manager of Surfside Storage who offered him a place to stay in exchange for working at the storage facility. He worked there for about three months until being offered a better job maintaining the landscaping at Sunset Harbor on Navarre Beach. “At the time, my dream was to start a kayak business,” he said. So in Calkins’fashion, he saved his money and bought a glass-bottom kayak. He handed out fliers and in the course of renting the kayak, customers asked him if he
James Lee and Maria Calkins met on Navarre Beach and got married on the beach before beginning their new life together.
had chairs and umbrellas. “I went to Walmart and got a few chairs and umbrellas and started renting them,” he said.“It didn’t make as much, but more people wanted them.” After some time, he was able to purchase more expensive chairs that were made for the beach and he rented those as well. He eventually had a set of 12
chairs and umbrellas, until two were stolen, and he made a plan during the winter months between 2009 and 2010, taking the time to learn about county laws and regulations, insurance, permits and contracts. He also started his LLC, VIP Beach Services. As time progressed, Emerald Surf,View Point, Summer Winds and Bel Mar contracted with him to provide chairs and umbrellas to their renters. It was during the summer of 2011 that his business would bring Calkins a new relationship. Maria Ivanova, from Ufa, Russia, came to Navarre after a family wedding in Missouri. “My sister and her husband rented his chairs,” Maria said.“He was kind and gave us two extra chairs.” Maria caught Calkins’ eye, and he offered his help and asked if she
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would like to go bicycling. “At first I thought,‘he is too skinny, too tan,’ Maria said,“and I wasn’t attracted at first.” Neither was her father. When Calkins took her out on a kayak, her father stood on the beach with his arms crossed, staring intently at the two. “Even on the bike ride, he was sitting on the balcony watching us,”Maria said with a laugh. But then, she was on her way back to Missouri for a short visit before returning to Russia. Calkins, not wanting to let her get away, planned a trip to Missouri. “I was happy that he was coming to Missouri. When I told my parents… my dad said,‘What? You got to be kidding me. We don’t need this guy here. We’re going to Chicago, so even if he comes, he’ll spend a little time with you and then we’re leaving,’but I said,‘Dad, he’s
going to Chicago with us,” explained Maria. It was during their last day together, that Calkins took her for a helicopter ride and proposed. She said yes, but given her fear of heights, Calkins wasn’t sure if she was saying yes just to land or if she meant it, so he asked again when they landed. The answer was still yes. From first meeting on Navarre Beach to proposal above the Missouri landscape was one week. They both thought it would be at least a two-year engagement, but when she came back to Navarre for a monthlong visit last winter, they decided to get married sooner. “I was more for autumn, but James wanted June,” Maria said,“Then I thought, ‘Why not, he is the man I was dreaming about. He’s a nice, good Christian person.’” So upon returning to Russia, she told her family, and the two were wed on Navarre Beach at the Bel Mar. It wasn’t easy to leave her family. She described her relationship with each family member as very close, especially with her father who she worked with in their family business, but she does not regret her decision. Maria has used her business experience to help Calkins with the business and their goal is to grow their business and win contracts with all the resorts on Navarre Beach. So while the road trip is over, another adventure has begun for Calkins and a new life, business and marriage was discovered on the white sands of Navarre Beach. “God brought us here to make this new family and union,”Maria summed up.
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Edna and Ronald Wright Photo by Bobby Spottswood
By Bobby and Nancy Spottswood Navarre Press When I introduced myself and Nancy, it took Edna Wright 15 seconds to drawl, “I’m Edna …” “Girl, whereabouts you born and raised,” I asked, although I suspected Alabama. “I was born in An-daloose-ya, Al-a-bam-a, and I was raised in An-da-loooseya, Al-a-bam-a,”she drawled for several minutes. “I knowed yew was,” I teased. I’m joking, her drawl’s syrupy, but it ain’t bad as I put on. It was hardly sticky when she said she had six siblings, but grew up after them, rather than with them. “I came 13 years after the sister next to me. Daddy always said he’d raised his family, I could raise myself,” she laughed. Her siblings, except for Audrey Giddens of Panama City, are deceased, she added. “Dad was a farmer, so we were poor; lived from crop to crop, but I never knew we were poor. I always had whatever I wanted,”she continued.“I knew how much to ask for, and how much not to ask for, and I lived a great life with my family.” Because her brothers were home from the war, and her dad had tenant farmers to work the 200 acres growing corn, cotton, peanuts, and vegetables and raising cattle, she didn’t have to work the farm, but when her siblings married and moved away,“I worked the fields just to be with the tenant farmer’s kids,” she said. “Mother taught me to cook and can, but when we got
electricity – I was 7 before we got electricity – we put stuff in a freezer,”she added. It was back home in Alabamy when she remembered their“two hole-r”outhouse, feeding chickens, milking cows, not having a phone until she was in Florala High School, active with the Beta and Science Clubs …. “How ‘bout high school sweethearts,”I teased, expecting her to blush. “That’s it, right there,”she giggled, pointing at her grinning husband. “He came home from St. Bernard’s private school, and we met when I was in tenth grade … dated until I was 20, and got married … we been married 52 years,”she said. “The attraction?” she repeated,“I liked his looks and his philosophy … that you had to be truthful and upright – I was raised in a Baptist house, so that was important stuff.” “Bet y’all burnt up that new phone,”I guessed. “Little bit, but he was in college by then, and I was still down on the farm,” she chuckled. “Don’t go nowhere,”I told Edna as I turned to Ronald, and asked where he was born and raised. “That’s difficult,”he replied, and I knew I was in for a growing up travelogue. “I was born in Menominee, Michigan, then moved to Mirarge, Florida, outside Homestead … I was 5, but I remember collecting cardboard and tires during the war, and a cousin that stayed with us had been a POW when he was captured by the Japanese,”he said. Roundabout, he told us his dad, a machinist, welder, and a pilot, owned an airport in
Princeton, instructed pilots for the Army Air Force, bought a 1920s hotel, took the top floor off and converted it into a large house. When a Miami chiropractor’s treatment helped Ronald’s mother, his father was so impressed by the results, he sold everything except some land, and moved to Davenport, Iowa, and enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic. “We lived in Menominee with mother’s family while dad was in school, and when he graduated, we moved to Coral Gables, and dad worked as a welder until he saved enough money to buy a practice in Florala. “Florala was a farming community, and we picked cucumbers for 25 cents a basket, picked and chopped cotton, hoed and bagged peanuts … we made $40 to $50 a season, enough to buy clothes and have spending money,” he said. “I stayed in Florala to eighth grade, then I went to St. Bernard, a Catholic boarding school in Cullman, Alabama … but … in eleventh grade, I had an accident, and had to drop out …”he paused and I pounced, but my request for details brought a guilty,“naw,” from Ronald and a guffawing crack from Edna. “You don’t want to know what they were doing,”she said, laughing harder. “It was a crazy thing kids do, but I was out a couple months, and it was impossible to make it up, and that’s when I started at Florala,” Ronald explained.“I don’t know why, but I joined the National Guard, and when I graduated, I signed in as a special student taking all science and math classes at Troy State Teacher’s College for a
year, then … I applied for a job at Chemstrand, and went to work as a technician in research and development in 1958,”he continued. They married in 1959, moved to Pensacola in 1962, and Ronald went back to college while juggling National Guard meetings, work, a growing family and school, but when Chemstrand became Monsanto, they were aware he wanted to earn his degree, so Monsanto let him work in an engineering computer lab in engineering and go to the University of West Florida. “That’s how I got my bachelor’s (degree) in assistant science … called scientific option, and a promotion to engineer, and that made a big difference in salary,”he laughed. He also taught data processing at Pensacola Junior College, but Monsanto built a new plant in Guntersville, Ala. “I was on the start-up team, so we moved to Albertville, Alabama,”he said, opening the travelogue. They soon became involved with their new community; church, JC’s, Cub and Boy Scouts, and Ronald also taught at Northeast Junior College while earning his MBA from Jacksonville State University and promotion to data processing manager. Their exodus began when he was transferred to Brussels, Belgium. “Within seven days, we had to fly to Brussels, get a house, buy a car, buy furniture, and get a school for our son,”he sighed. As process systems manager for Europe and Africa, it was Ronald’s responsibility to set up Monsanto’s com-
puters and manufacturing processes, and visit company sites in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany and Ireland. Fortunately, Edna and their son were able to go with him, and make it a working vacation during the three years they were in Belgium. Next came several months in St. Louis, 18 months in Springfield, Mass., then back to St. Louis. “We spent 20 years in St. Louis, longest we were ever in one place,”Edna added, with a slight scowl. During that time, Ronald traveled to company sites from Washington to Boston, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, England, France, Canada …. Ronald retired from Monsanto in 1999, but he didn’t toss his running shoes. “Two weeks after I retired, I was asked if I was interested in consulting for a Chicago pharmaceutical company, and I said,‘why not,’”he chuckled. During that same two weeks, he was diagnosed with a“fast growing prostate cancer,” he and Edna echoed each other. “I worked a few weeks in Chicago, then went to the cancer treatment center in St. Louis, had surgery, and had no problems since.” Ronald worked another 11 years as a consultant, validating computerized documents for Pfizer Pharmaceutical, as well as Baxter HealthCare, Pharmacia in Kalamazoo, Mich., and contracts with U.S. Postal in Washington, D.C. Before they married, Edna worked as an accountant for Williams Equipment Company in Andalusia, but when they had children, she was a
stay home and raise kids mother. “I see people juggling things (work, home, children) today, but I didn’t juggle. I enjoyed their sports … swimming, baseball, basketball, track, wrestling, Scouts …” she said. Later, she volunteered with Red Cross,Young Women’s’ Business Group, and the Jaycees. They have two sons; Stephen and his wife, Mona, live in Alexandria, La. Stephen is president and CEO of CHRISTUS Health Louisiana Ministries, CHRISTUS St. Francis Cabrini Hospitals in Louisiana. Their daughter Kayla is a nurse, son Nathan is in medical school, and Jamie is in college. Anthony and his wife, Cheryl, live in Jacksonville with their son, Austin, 10. Anthony is manager in research and development for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Company. They wandered the wilderness of Florida and Alabama searching for that retirement nirvana, but kept returning,“Home, Pensacola was home,” they agreed. Although apprehensive about moving to Gulf Breeze, the right house and location settled them here in 2003. Hurricane Ivan gutted their new home –“everything in the house is new” – they stayed, rebuilt, and remain active members of St. Sylvester Catholic Church. Ronald was recently elected Faithful Navigator of the Assembly, Knights of Columbus. He’s also Eucharistic Minister, and Edna is a member of the Golden Girls. Ronald’s brother Billy lives in Pensacola and his brother Tommy lives in Missouri.
Senior Briefs Senior dining site The Council on Aging senior meal program Navarre area site has returned to the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. The program is currently from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Wednesday and could expand if participation increases. Nutritious meals are prepared daily and served to adults 60 years and older, or those under 60 if disabled. Any senior whether an HNSA member or from the general public may participate but they must register with the site manager and give one day notice if they wish to reserve a meal. More detailed information is available at the center.
Holley-Navarre Senior Center events ■ Hawaiian Luau Mystery Dinner – Members and their guests are invited to a Hawaiian Luau Mystery Dinner on Sept. 15. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Tickets are still available for $15 each. Get in the mood by wearing your flowered shirts and dresses. Enjoy a full Hawaiian luau dinner with Hawaiian leis and tropical drinks. Buy your tickets now as seating is limited. ■ Centennial Bank BBQ – Centennial Bank will host a BBQ for members of Sept. 22 at the Senior Center. Come out and meet the staff and enjoy a delicious meal.
There is no cost, but you must sign up (roster at the front door) by Sept. 19 so Centennial Bank staff will know how much food to provide. ■ Senior Center potluck – The Senior Center invites members to join a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Friday of every month. More than 50 members attended the last lunch and there was even dancing afterward. Harvey Craft will play music. Bring a dish of one of your favorite foods to share and bring a guest too. Senior fraud protection kit Local seniors can obtain a Senior Fraud Protection Kit from the
local Home Instead Senior Care office as part of the Protect Seniors from FraudSM program developed by the nonprofit National Association of Triads and the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program is designed to protect seniors from scams and fraud, since scam artists are specifically targeting seniors, as they are the fastest-growing segment of the population. To obtain a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit, contact the Home Instead Senior Care office Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties at 850-477-1947 or visit ProtectSeniorsFromFraud.com.
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A grandmother’s story becomes a business By Yvonne C. Harper Navarre Press A grandmother’s story about two little girls named Dandelion and Daffodil told to her two granddaughters, Lauren and Leah, many years ago has come full circle in the life of Navarre resident Lauren Frede. The grand opening of Frede’s online store Dandelion and Daffodil on Etsy was Sept. 1. Etsy is an online community of people who make handmade items to sell. “Everything has to be made by the person selling,” said Lauren,“or people sell vintage items and supplies to make things.” Frede’s journey from a little girl listening to her grandmother’s stories to selling handmade clothes Photos by Yvonne C. Harper began with her mother, Lauren Frede works at her Singer sewing machine to make an outfit that will be available for sale once completed. Robin Johnson. “I made clothes for the person for the first time difficult one because she her, put her to sleep and girls when they were tiny she knew. knew what her career repeat that the next day.” because I wanted the perTim’s response was“I’m “I think I knew before goals were and she was sonal satisfaction of makOK with whatever your we met that he was the on a path to earning her ing them,” Johnson said. decision is but I would one. We have the same licensure and doing coun“But I don’t think I reallove it if you stayed home values, he’s very, very funseling, but she didn’t want ly taught her how to sew.” with our baby.” His blessny and we clicked in a lot to leave her baby, Adelyn, Frede’s first real sewing ing was the tipping point of ways,” she said. born Feb. 12. project was when she was and she knew then that They were married a “I didn’t want to stop in the seventh grade. staying at home is what year later in April 2010. (working),” she said, “but “We had to do an “I had been praying I didn’t want to spend she would do. American history project During her pregnancy, about it. It was confirma- from seven in the mornand my mom helped me she began knitting and tion (meeting Tim) that ing to six at night away sew a doll, Betsy Ross,” c r o cheting God wants good things from her, and then come Frede explained. “She mainly as a way for us and if we’re faithhome, spend an hour with (Betsy) had this old timey Lauren Frede with Adelyn, of relaxing ful and ask his guidance outfit with a flag.” her daughter and inspiration from her The outfit, however, was for creating handmade outfits then he will provide those stressful job, things to us,” said Frede. sewn by hand. for babies and children. It was also Tim’s supAccording to Johnson, port that prompted it wasn’t until high school Frede to be a stay-ather (Frede) and “I said, that Frede used a sewing ‘that’s what I want to do.’” home mom and machine. After graduating from take a chance on “She started making things for the church,”said UWF, she began working her new busiJohnson,“curtains, pillow on a master’s degree and ness. F r e d e covers, and basic straight completed the program described with an internship in Lonline items.” Neither Frede nor her don. It was there that she the decimother ever thought “virtually”met her future sion as a sewing was something husband, Tim. At that time, 2009, Tim that would become a job. After high school, Frede was in Arizona, but Frede attended then Pensacola was encouraged through Junior College where she a mutual friend to earned her associate’s meet this man, so degree before attending the two met the University of West online and Florida where she earned began chata bachelor’s degree in ting while she was in London. social work. She began UWF study- Upon her return to ing nursing but one day the states, they talked she met a social worker on the phone and when who explained her job to she actually met him in
and that gave way to sewing. “I think there is something about a little girl and wanting to put her in ruffles and dresses… but really I was trying to save money,” Lauren said. Her family and friends saw her handmade clothes and told her she needed to sell them. So when Adelyn was old enough for her (Frede) to really devote the time to it, she began sewing for others in earnest. Since her store officially opened, she has sold three outfits to women in North Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. She was also contacted by Cathy Woods, the owner of Fefe & Frogs, a boutique in Pace, to have her clothes put in the store. Her short-term goal is to save enough to take Tim to London. Her longterm goal is to pay off her student loans; and her dream is to open her own boutique store. And so the adventures of Dandelion and Daffodil continue. “That’s what this is,” Lauren said.“This is just another one of Dandelion and Daffodil adventures.” Below: An outfit Lauren Frede designed and sewed and is available through her new online store Dandelions and Daffodils.
Faith Briefs Coastline Calvary Chapel Coastline Calvary Chapel will be hosting upcoming events as follows: ■ 7 p.m. on Tuesdays - The Most Excellent Way (Substance Abuse support meeting) The Most Excellent Way is designed for those who battle with addiction. The goal of TMEW is to see people freed from the bondage of addiction and made new creatures in Christ. Meetings are held in the Christian Education Building. Child care is available. ■ Coastline Calvary Chapel is a charter location for MOPS International Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month from September through May. Childcare is provided for 0-5 years old. ■ Women’s Conference – A Women’s Conference will be held Sept. 21-22
featuring a live Simulcast of Anne Graham Lotz as she presents “Just Give Me Jesus.” You must call the church office to register in advance, 932-8197. Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church ■ Prayer Shawl Ministry will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., the first and third Sunday of the month and the Fairpoint campus and from 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Soundside campus. This ministry welcomes all who like to knit or crochet or would like to learn how to create shawls for the ill, hurt or grieving. Contact Catherine at 3844334 at Fairpoint and Pamela at 9398929 at Soundside for more information. ■ Malachi: “A Love That Never Lets Go.” A women’s Bible study on the book of Malachi and God’s mercy, by
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Lisa Harper will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in Room 2223 on the Soundside Campus. For more info contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ “One in a Million” - A journey to your promised land will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Room 2224 on the Soundside Campus. Join this group of mothers with young children in this women’s study by Priscilla Shirer. For more information, contact Kristen at email@example.com. ■ “Threads in Time” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 2206 on the Soundside Campus. Get in touch with your family and its history. There are many great resources to help you with your search. For more information, contact Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ First Steps - First Steps is an inform-
ative experience for those who have recently joined Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church or those interested in becoming a part of the GBUMC church family. The event will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Soundside Campus, Room 2224-2225. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kristen at the Soundside Campus. Navarre Presbyterian Church A low-impact exercise class at Navarre Presbyterian Church is open to the public and welcomes everyone to join them. The class meets from 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesday year around at the church, 1870 Lowe Road, Navarre. On Fridays they meet at 8 a.m. at the Navarre Beach Causeway to walk for the hour. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own
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level of ability. A social time is held after each class. For more information, call Mary Smith at 932-5770 or Margie McCaughey at 939-2058. St. Paul United Methodist Church A Fall Craft Bazaar will be held from 9
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Jay Warren, (25), leads the Navarre Raiders on to the field before last Friday’s game against the Pensacola Tigers.
Pensacola 25, Navarre 24 At Pensacola’s Jim Scoggins Stadium Navarre 0 10 14 0 – 24 Pensacola0 12 0 13 – 25
Tigers stun Navarre 25-24 in come-from-behind win By Ken Garner Navarre Press Miscues turned an otherwise dominant performance by Navarre High School’s football Raiders into a one-point loss at Pensacola. “Penalties and turnovers were definitely a factor late in the game,”head coach Jay Walls said after the Tigers scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to salvage a 25-24 win.“We gave them a short field, and that’s all they needed.” Officials flagged Navarre (1-1) for 21 infractions in the game – including seven 15-yard penalties – for 183 yards. Pensacola benefited from 10 Raiders’ penalties in the fourth quarter, including four unsportsmanlike conduct calls, for 85 yards. That was almost as much as Pensacola’s penalty yardage for the entire game (13 for 92 yards). “Navarre came to play,” Pensacola coach Mike Bennett said. “They have it together over there, they were well-prepared. They gave us everything we wanted.” The game was the season-opener for Pensacola (1-0), which had its first game postponed – and its scoreboard destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. Officials kept time on the field and the public address announcer occasionally announced the approximate time remaining. Unofficially, the Raiders’ offense gained more than twice as much yardage as Pensacola, 387 yards to 157, and more than three times as many first downs, 20-6. Senior Jordan Leggett caught six passes for 100 yards and ran the ball four
First Quarter (No scores) Second Quarter NHS – Robinson-Pettus 33 run, Moorer kick. PHS – Abrams 56 run, kick failed. PHS – Bennett 2 run, pass failed NHS – Moorer 27 FG. Third Quarter NHS – Robinson-Pettus 18 run, Moorer kick. NHS – Benton 8 run, Moorer kick. Photos by Dickie Williams
Pressure from the Pensacola defense forced Jordan Leggett, (6), to rush the punt from his end zone in the Raiders 25-24 loss to the Tigers last Friday night in Pensacola. times for 33 yards to lead the Raiders. Jay Warren rushed for 78 yards on 12 carries before leaving the game with an injured thigh in the third quarter. Johnny Robinson-Pettus finished with 47 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Senior quarterback Andrew Rieves completed 10 of 19 passes for 126 yards with an interception and ran for another 39 yards. Christian Gill had a sack for the Raiders’defense and lineman Boston Morgan and cornerback Elijah Appel intercepted PHS quarter-
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back Taylor Nunnelee. Sophomore running back Kevon Abrams provided the brightest offensive spark for the Tigers with 76 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Jonathan Bennett scored the other two touchdowns. Navarre led 24-12 after three quarters, but seven plays after Pensacola senior linebacker Darian Pickett recovered a fumbled pitch at the Navarre 35-yard line, Abrams lunged into the end zone from two yards out. The extra point cut Navarre’s lead to 24-19.
NHS self-destructed on the ensuing possession, with two major penalties and a sack pushing the Raiders back to their own 4-yard line. Leggett, punting from the back of the Raiders’end zone, shanked the kick out of bounds at Navarre’s 17. The Tigers needed just two plays to take the lead. First, a quick slant across the middle gained 15 yards then Bennett scored from two yards out. Appel intercepted Nunnelee’s pass to give Navarre the ball at the
Raiders’ 34 and a final chance to reclaim the lead with about a minute left. But three penalties and a pair of sacks short-circuited the game’s last drive; Tiger defenders swarmed Rieves at the Navarre 26 and officials signaled the end of the game before the Raiders, who were out of timeouts, could get off another play. The Raiders’ schedule doesn’t get any easier – Navarre plays at Pace on Friday before opening District 2-6A play Sept. 21 at Niceville.
Fourth Quarter PHS – Abrams 1 run, kick good. PHS – Bennett 1 run, pass failed. NAVARRE First downs Total yards Rushes-yards Passing 126 Comp-Att-Int Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards
PENSACOLA 20 6 387 157 52-271 27-92 65 10-19-1 4-17-2 4-3 1-0 21-183 13-92
Individual Statistics RUSHING – Nav: Warren 12-75, RobinsonPettus 7-47, Benton 7-42, Rieves 17-39, Leggett 4-33, Walls 1-(minus 3). PHS: Abrams 10-76, Bennett 7-8, Nunnelee 8-6, Davis 1-1, Whidby 1-1. PASSING – Nav: Rieves 10-19-1 126. PHS: Nunnelee 4-17-2 65, Akintonde 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Nav: Leggett 6-100, Robinson-Pettus 2-9, No. 42 1-1,Casey 1-1. PHS: Hicks 1-24, Hall 16, Warren 15, Davis 10.
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Raiders and Tigers and zebras, oh my! If the Raiders could sleep after Friday’s stunning 25-24 loss at Pensacola, their dreams might have gone something like this: A field of whitestriped green stretches to the horizon in all directions. Maroon-and-black clad players chase balls jitterbugging around like pieces in an electronic football game. Tigers roar and prance around a goal post while Godzilla-sized men in blackand-white-striped shirts shower yellow hankies down like flower girls sprinkling rose petals at a wedding. The yellow flags grow as they fall, cloaking the Raiders like Old Glory cloaked Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Wheeden before his first NFL game Sunday. The parachutes explode like grenades when they reach the turf. The nightmare was real Friday at Jim Scoggins Stadium. Officials called 10 penalties, four for unsportsmanlike conduct, and walked off 85 yards against Navarre High School in the fourth quarter alone as Pensacola rallied from a 24-12 deficit. Refs whistled 21 penalties in all against the Raiders for a whopping 183 yards. The Tigers, on the other hand, gained just 157 yards on offense and were called for 13 fouls for 93 yards. Four turnovers – an interception and three fumbles – didn’t help Navarre’s cause, but when they weren’t being flagged or bobbling the ball, the Raiders clearly were the more talented team. Navarre gained 387 yards on offense, more than twice Pensacola’s total, and earned more than three times as many first downs. The Raiders appeared headed for an upset win over the traditionally strong Tigers. Then the fourth quarter happened. As might be expected, many fans blame the officials. At least one call appeared to be blatantly wrong – Nick Benton was lying on the field when the ball came loose, but was called a fumble. Others may have been questionable, and the timing certainly is suspicious, but the Raiders were called for several unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and more than several illegal motion penalties in both the Kickoff Classic and season-opener, home meetings with Milton and Washington, respectively. There’s precedent. And at least one person working the sidelines Friday said Navarre’s players were taunting and heckling the Tigers. It’s not hard to imagine the jeers and taunting turning into frustration, and eventually confrontation, when the game turned in Pensacola’s favor. Give the Tigers credit. They kept their composure, executed when it mattered and took advantage of opportunities as they presented themselves. The Raiders are a very talented team, a good team. To be a great team, they must improve their focus and discipline. Let’s hope that starts Friday at Pace. And now, for something completely different, some good news: Navarre’s volleyball team won its fifth match Monday, improving to 5-1, and was expected to play Pace on Tuesday and Pine Forest tonight (Thursday, Sept. 13). What’s the big deal? The Raiders won just four matches (and lost 22) a year ago. Go check out these girls, they’re playing well individually and as a team. Remember to check our Facebook page, website (www.navarrepress.com) and Twitter link (@navarresports) for breaking sports news and items of interest.
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Raiders boys finish second at Pace Patriot Invitational Staff reports Navarre Press Navarre High School’s boys cross country team finished second at the 14-team Pace Patriot Invitational on Saturday at Simms Middle School. Raiders James Mullin and Trent Beck finished the 5-kilo-
meter course in 17 minutes, 24 seconds and 17:29, respectively, the fifth and sixth best times of the meet. Niceville won the meet with 65 points, NHS was a distant second with 86 points and Pace finished third with 110. Team scores are determined by adding the places at which the team’s
five fastest runners finished. Tanner Wilcox finished 15th in 17:53 and Chris Barbee and Dominic Dudai were 19th and 20th, respectively, in 18:52 and 18:53. Harrison Edwards of Washington won the meet with a time of 17:09.8. Elle Crouse was the only Lady Raider to finish in the
top 20. She finished in 22:43. Pace’s Rachel King had the fastest girls’finish, 19:50. The Patriot Invitational was the Raiders’first competition of 2012. They will compete with teams from Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama at the Azalea City Classic in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday.
Raiders beat Tate and Escambia, continue winning streak By John Richardson Navarre Press Last season, the Lady Raiders volleyball team won four matches for the whole year. After defeating Tate and Escambia in three game sweeps this week, they have already equaled the 2011 total. The Raiders continued to improve their game. Kelly Barrett’s sets were placed perfectly and the outside hitters pounded the ball much more aggressively. Coach Kim Gardner is pleased with the team’s progress. “All my players have been very aggressive and effective. They have improved from last season due to their hard work in the off season, she said.“We have great team chemistry and the senior leadership to do big things this season.” Navarre 25, Tate 15 The first game started with the Raiders watching two balls drop in for Aggie points. On the Aggies’ third serve, Allison Freer bumped the ball to Kelly Barrett. Kiera Foster moved into position on the right side. Barrett lofted a perfect set to Foster and she blasted a shot through two Aggie defenders. The Raiders were on the board. A few plays later, Shamani Booker blocked an Aggie shot to tie the game Kiera Foster (#11) powers a kill past two Tate defenders. at four. The Raiders jumped to a 9-5 lead thanks to kills 16 11 25 by Kelsey Belmain and Book- Tate Navarre 25 25 25 er. Some sloppy backline play Kills: Belmain 17, Booker 6, Betts 5, Foster 3, Gagnon 1, Freer 1 by Navarre allowed Tate to Digs: Freer 10, Belmain 10, Gagnon 9, Betts 8, Barrett 5, Booker 3 rally with four straight points Blocks: Booker 5, Belmain 2, Foster 2, Barrett 1, Gagnon 1 tying the game. Miranda Aces: Foster 3, Booker 3, Gagnon 2, Betts 1 Gagnon served the next five Assists: 24, Belmain 2 points to establish a 16-12 27 25 lead. Belmain’s kill and blocks Navarre 25 13 20 by Foster and Belmain put Escambia11 the Raiders up by an 18-12 Kills: Belmain 7, Booker 6, Betts score. Sarah Betts added a kill Digs: Freer 15, Booker 9, Betts 6, Belmain 7 Aces: Freer 7 and the Raiders led 22-14. Assists: Barrett 15 Freer’s three straight points at the service line closed out the win. the lead to 7-1. Betts served continued to fight back, but the next four points to take Betts ended the game with a Navarre 27, Tate 23 an 11-4 lead. Kills by Book- kill. The second game was er and Belmain put Navarre decided by service steaks. ahead, 18-8.Tate still had some Navarre 25, Pensacola 17 Freer started the second game life and rallied scoring nine Betts started the third game serving four times which were straight points to make the with a kill and then served not returned by the Aggies. score 18-17. Booker’s kill three winners to give the Freer’s kill from the back line stopped the Tate rally and the Raiders a 4-0 lead. Booker’s and Booker’s block increased Raiders led 19-17.The Aggies block ended an Aggie rally
Brooke Murphy paced Navarre High School’s effort Monday, Sept. 10, in a threeteam match at The Club at Hidden Creek, finishing nine
holes in 52 strokes. Ailsa Clark and Jessica Emerson each shot 55, Danielle O’Connor shot 61 and Laurel Emerson finished in 62 strokes. Jade Sanders of Pensacola Washington had the
day’s best score, 41, and the Wildcats had the best team score, 206. West Florida nipped Navarre by two strokes, finishing with a team score of 221. Madyson Bonnor shot 46 for the Jaguars.
Photos by John Richardson
and made the score 5-3.Tate put together a couple of passes and hit a hard shot to the Raider tight side. In what could be the play of the game, Gagnon dove and the ball bounced off of her shoulder. Then, Freer returned the ball over the net. After the Raiders won the point on a Booker kill, the team seemed energized. With blocks by Barrett, Booker and Foster, the Raiders took an 11-6 lead.Tate rallied back to within one. With Booker serving, the Raiders scored the next nine points. They ended it the same way they started the first game, on a nice pass from Barrett to Foster for the winning kill. The Raider’s record is now 40. The next game is scheduled for Sep. 13 at home against Pine Forest.
The best four individual results for each team are totaled to determine the team’s score. The Raiders take the links against Gulf Breeze at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at The Tiger Pointe Golf Club.
Sports Calendar Sept. 13 3:30 p.m. Navarre girls golf at Gulf Breeze (Tiger Point) 4 p.m. Central boys golf at Navarre (Hidden Creek) 4:30 p.m. Pine Forest 9th at Navarre 5 p.m. Pace JV fb at Navarre 5:30 p.m. Pine Forest JV at Navarre 6:30 p.m. Pine Forest varsity vb at Navarre 7 p.m. Pace 9th fb at Navarre
7:30 p.m. Navarre varsity fb at Pace
Sept. 14 5 p.m. Navarre swim at Washington
Sept. 18 TBA Navarre golf at FCA Tournament (A.C. Read, Pensacola) 4:30 p.m. Washington 9th vb at Navarre
Sept. 15 9 a.m. Navarre xc at U. of So. Alabama Azalea City Classic, Mobile Sept. 17 8 a.m. Navarre boys golf at Miracle Strip Tournament (Fort Walton Beach) TBA Navarre and Niceville swim at Gulf Breeze
To contribute items for this feature, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 939-4575 or call 939-8040. CYCLING Subway Pensacola Cycling Classic Regional professional and top amateur cyclists will compete in the three-stage, USA Cycling sanctioned Subway Pensacola Cycling Classic on Sept. 15-16. The three stages include the road race Sept. 15 in the Blackwater River State Forest north of Milton, the time trial on Pensacola Beach later the same day and the Criterium on Sept. 16 in downtown Pensacola. The Sunday Criterium (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.) has been described as “NASCAR on bikes.” Cyclists will race multiple laps on a short confined route. The top finishers in each stage and the overall winners (fastest combined times) will earn cash prizes. The addition of the SUBWAY sandwich chain has allowed sponsors to offer about $25,000 in prizes for the event’s third running, more than twice as much as last year’s competition. Admission for spectators is free. For more information, go online to www.pensacolacyclingclassic.co m, call David Mayo at 5723000 or email email@example.com. FOOTBALL Jags’ first-ever Sun Belt game to be televised The University of South Alabama’s first-ever Sun Belt Conference football game will be televised on a regional basis. The Jaguars, still transitioning to the NCAA Football Bowl Championship Series (formerly Division I), will play Troy at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The game will air on the Sun Belt Network, a joint venture between Comcast Sports Southeast and Cox Sports Television. The game will be available in 13 states across the Southeast and on ESPN3 and ESPN Game Plan.
Raider girls golfers finish third at Hidden Creek Staff Reports Navarre Press
5:30 p.m. Washington JV vb at Navarre 6:30 p.m. Washington varsity vb at Navarre Sept. 20 4 p.m. Navarre boys golf at Central (Tanglewood) 4 p.m. Washington and West Florida girls golf at Navarre (Hidden Creek) 5 p.m. Niceville JV fb at Navarre 5 p.m. Navarre JV vb at Milton 6 p.m. Navarre varsity vb at Milton 7 p.m. Niceville 9th fb at Navarre
GOLF H.C. White golf tourney The 26th Annual Dr. H. C. White Golf Tournament, sponsored by White-Wilson Medical Center, will begin with a shotgun start at noon Sept. 14 at The Pines Course of the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Golf Course. The event benefits the Greater Fort Walton Beach Foundation, which provides scholarships to support local students at Troy University. For more information, contact Ted Corcoran at the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, 850-244-8191, or register online at www.fwbchamber.com/golf. Navarre Chamber Golf Classic The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s will host its annual Golf Classic Sept. 21 at The Club at Hidden Creek. The tournament is open to players of all levels in a “4 person scramble” format. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams and also for closest to the pin and longest drive. Partial proceeds from the “Ball Drop” will benefit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. Registration begins at 11 a.m. the day of the event with a shotgun start at noon. Both individual and corporate player packages are available. For more information, registration forms, sponsorship opportunities and ball drop information, go to www.navarrechamber.com online or call the chamber at 939-3267. SWIMMING Senior swim seminar The Club II will host a free senior swim seminar at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 to discuss the health benefits of swimming and water exercise for older adults. Persons of all skill levels are invited, including non-swimmers. Featured speakers include Dr. Paul Bruha, swim coach Kyle Cormier and water aerobics instructor Michelle LaBelle. For more information, call 9326693 or email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2012
2012-13 Kelley Fuller
Presbyterian at Vanderbilt
Arizona St. at Missouri
UAB at So. Carolina
Florida at Tennessee
Alabama at Arkansas
La.-Monroe at Auburn
Texas A&M at SMU
Mississippi St. at Troy
Texas at Mississippi Fla. Atlantic at Georgia
Idaho at LSU Wake Forest at Florida St. Bethune-Cookman at Miami
W. Kentucky at Kentucky USC at Stanford
Our proud panel predicts this weekend’s winners.
District 2-6A Team Crestview Fort Walton Beach Navarre Niceville Mosley Choctawhatchee
District W-L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Overall W-L 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2
Sept. 6 Mosley 59, West Gadsden 0 Sept. 7 Pensacola 25, Navarre 24 Crestview 35, Escambia 7 Fort Walton Beach 27, Tate 7 Pace 28, Niceville 17 Tallahassee Godby 28, Choctawhatchee 21
Johnny Robinson-Pettus, (3), touchdown
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Sept. 14 Choctawhatchee at Pensacola-Washington, 7 p.m. Navarre at Pace, 7:30 p.m. Pine Forest at Niceville, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville Bolles at Crestview, 7 p.m. Milton at Fort Walton Beach, 7 p.m. Mosley at Panama City Beach Arnold, 7 p.m.
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Staff reports Navarre Press Navarre and Brent each won four games in the first Gulf Coast Youth Sports Alliance football games of the season Saturday in Navarre. Hurricane Isaac caused the GCYSA to move games scheduled Sept. 1 to Nov. 3. Navarre had been scheduled to play at Myrtle Grove. Scores from Saturday’s games at the NavarreYouth Soccer Association fields: Mighty Mite – Brent 26, Navarre 6 Mini Mite – Navarre Black 20, Brent White 6; Brent Blue 30, Navarre Silver 0. Mite – Brent White 30, Navarre Black 0; Navarre Silver 18, Brent Blue 8. Midget – Brent White 14, Navarre Black 12; Navarre Silver 12, Brent Blue 6. Juniors – Navarre 24, Brent 2. Navarre will host Pensacola Orange beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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Navarre swimmers finish fourth at Catholic Staff reports Navarre Press Chandler Moorer finished first in the 50- and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle races Saturday to help Navarre High School’s boys finish fourth of seven teams competing in the Pensacola Catholic Freestyle Invitational at Hunter Pool in Pensacola. The Lady Raiders finished third in the 200- and 400-yard relay races and third among the girls’teams. Pensacola Booker T. Washington easily won the boys, girls and combined team titles. The Wildcats had 415.5 combined points, almost 100 more than secondplace Gulf Breeze (319). The Washington’s girls outscored Gulf Breeze 207.5 to 161 and its boys outscored the Dolphins 208-158. Pace was third on the boys’ side with 155 points, followed by the Raiders with 117. Navarre’s girls edged Pace, 105 points to 99.5, for third place. Raider divers will compete for the first time this year on Friday at Washington. Gulf Breeze and Navarre will meet at the Pullum FamilyYMCA on today,Thursday. Below are the final team standings as well as the top five finishers in each competition and the best Navarre finisher. To see the complete results, go to www.navarrehighswimdive.com.
Catholic Freestyle Invitational Sept. 8, Hunter Pool, Pensacola Overall team results – Washington 415.5, Gulf Breeze 319, Pace 254.5, Navarre 222, West Florida 169, Pensacola Catholic 84, Rocky Bayou Christian School 24.
Photos by Sandi Kemp Chandler Moorer finishes her 100-yard freestyle as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay with teammates Hannah Edwards and Hannah Harms looking on. The girls finished third overall.
Girls Team results – Washington 207.5, Gulf Breeze 161, Navarre 105, Pace 99.5, West Florida 87, Pensacola Catholic 64, Rocky Bayou Christian 20. 200 Free Relay – Washington 1:43.03, Gulf Breeze 1:46.90, Navarre A 1:52.46, Pace 1:54.01, West Florida 1:55.16. (Navarre B 7th, 1:57.70). 200 Free – Olivia Weekley, Pace, 2:03.69; Jacquie Kinman, Washington, 2:05.80; Claren Anderson, Gulf Breeze, 2:11.55; Abigail Goram, Washington, 2:12.29; Suzi Sober, Rocky Bayou, 2:14.40. (Hunter Moorer, Navarre, 8th, 2:20.67).
Chandler Moorer gets off the blocks at the start of the boys 400-yard relay.
Hannah Harms starts her 100-yard freestyle in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
50 Free – Torri Bindi, Gulf Breeze, 24.44; Brooke Ferraro, West Florida, 24.67; Brittney Foster, Washington, 25.39; Jacquie Kinman, Washington, 25.77, Caroline Page, Pace, 25.78; Rachel Martin, Washington, 25.78. (Taylor Day, Navarre, 8th, 27.31). 100 Free – Torri Bindi, Gulf Breeze, 54.14; Brittney Foster, Washington, 56.67, Rachel Martin, Washington, 56.88; Abigail Goram, Washington, 58.67, Suzi Sober, Rocky Bayou, 59.39, Taylor Day, Navarre, 1:00.63. 500 Free – Brooke Ferraro, West Florida, 5:21.15; Olivia Weekley, Pace, 5:42.50; Caroline Page, Pace, 5:43.22; Lexi McNamara, Gulf Breeze, 5:45.21; Claren Anderson, Gulf Breeze, 5:45.98.
400 Free Relay – Gulf Breeze 3:52.24; Washington 3:52.26; Navarre 4:09.66; Washington 4:13.62; West Florida 4:17.37. Boys Team results –Washington 208, Gulf Breeze 158, Pace 155, Navarre 117, West Florida 82, Pensacola Catholic 20, Rocky Bayou Christian School 4. 200 Free Relay – Gulf Breeze 1:34.32, Pace 1:35.14, Washington B 1:37.90, Navarre 1:40.67, West Florida 1:43.25. 200 Free – Nathaniel Thomas, Pace, 1:47.89; P.J. Dunne, Gulf Breeze, 1:50.73; Steffen Mount, Washington, 1:51.71; Jack Tona, Washington, 1:59.26. (Ryan Hauser, Navarre, 14th, 2:18.71). 50 Free – Chandler Moorer, Navarre, 23.11; Cameron Walton, Washington, 23.61; Will Rosasco, Washington, 23.89; Colin Hayes, Washington, 24.77, Brennon Williamson, Navarre, 24.92.
100 Free – P.J. Dunne, Gulf Breeze, 49.03; Steffen Mount, Washington, 50.49; Adam Foley, Gulf Breeze, 50.89; Chandler Moorer, Navarre, 52.63; Will Rosasco, Washington, 54.46; Brennon Williamson, Navarre, 55.73.
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#1 Phillip Frazetta is protected by his teammates as he runs with the football.
#2 Cameron Hickson causes two Brent Raiders to collide as he rounds the corner and runs for a huge gain.
#7 William Kelly and #26 team up to bring down the Brent ball carrier.
#14 Marlon Courtney III tries for the extra point. #12 Tyler England shoves back the defenseman to gain extra yards. #28 Omari Green powers through the Brent defense.
#4 Tyler Heppner fights off the double team and reaches for the ball carrier.
#23 Devin Wright runs through the secondary for a gain.
#12 Ethan Andre‘ stiff arms his way back to the line of scrimmage.
#11 Brady McCarthy busts through Brent’s offense and reaches for the prize.
#7 Michael Carter runs out of a would-be tackler’s grasp on his way to the end zone.
#14 Klayton Dillard fights through Brent’s offensive line.
#11 Collin Gilmore hauls in the pass for a big gain and a first down. Aaliyah White gives a wink and the guns a blazing sign, as she cheers on her favorite football team the Navarre Black Midgets. #50 Herron Logan and #20 Braeden Farmer close in on the Brent ball carrier.
#10 Cade Taylor hands the ball to fullback #44 Noah Berry for a short gain.
#3 Rossie Bunn stops the progress of the ball carrier.
#53 Cyrus Grimes tries to drags down Brent’s ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage.
#55 La’Donte Jackson wraps up the ball carrier.
#21 Antoine Oliver gets the angle on the Brent Raider ball carrier.
#24 Joseph Conroy drags a Brent Raider for extra yards.
#5 Dante Wright passes the foot- #1 Rio Fike tugs on the ball carrier’s jersey ball before the defenseman can to slow him down. stop him.
#4 KeAndri Morgan jukes his way through Brent’s defense.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider changing the Nuisance Alligator Program. By Tamara Lush Associated Press Each year, the state of Florida gets about 13,000 phone calls regarding nuisance alligators, and some of the people who trap gators for a living are worried about proposed changes to a state program that responds to the large reptiles. Under the so-called State Nuisance Alligator Program, with the wry acronym of SNAP, if the state receives a complaint about a gator from a homeowner, it can send a trapper to catch and kill the reptile if it’s over 4feet long. If it’s less than 4 feet, the alligator is trapped and relocated.
The trappers are allowed to sell the bigger gators’ meat and hide, and are reimbursed $30 per animal by the state. Proposed changes to the program discussed during a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting on Sept. 5 mean that state officials are looking to add dozens of new trappers in an effort to improve customer service. But many of the current trappers, including some who have done the job for years, say that the program worked just fine with 30 or 40 trappers throughout the state. They’re worried that the relatively small share of state money, and the dwindling bounty for hides, will
mean that they will earn less for their hard work. “What we do, we put our life on the line,”said Phil Walters, a trapper and the owner of Gatorguides, a private hunting guide.“We’re nowhere near fair market compensated.” Trappers said Wednesday that the costs of doing business, particularly the tanks of gas required to get to and from a call, have risen in recent years. And worldwide demand for gator hides has plummeted; farmraised gator hides are preferred over wild skins. Adding to the quandary: Some of the new, part-time trappers are willing to do the job for free, just for the experience or the thrill of
the hunt. The commission has decided to hold an alligator workshop in the coming months with trappers to discuss some of their concerns. Commissioners say the program sets aside $210,000 a year to pay the trappers, but the money is often drained by the end of the year, and yet the trappers still go out on calls, even in the middle of the night and on holidays. Everyone agrees that nabbing a nasty gator is a vital service to Floridians. “Unlike roaches, gators do eat people,”said commission chairman Kenneth Wright.“They’re a public safety issue.”
FWC protects giant sea anemone Staff reports Navarre Press The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes and clarifications to marine life management at its September Commission meeting in Tampa. Marine life is defined as tropical ornamental species, which are often collected and displayed in aquariums. These changes include a three-year prohibition on the recreational and commercial harvest of the giant Caribbean sea anemone. The giant anemone is a popular species in the aquarium trade, but commercial harvesters in the marine life industry have come to the FWC with concerns about declining population numbers, especially after the 2010 cold snap. The three-year closure will allow the species time to rebuild its population numbers. Staff plans to return to the Commission within three years with a proposal for future management of this species. Other changes and clarifications include: ■ Removal of unicorn filefish, sand perch and dwarf sand perch from what is considered marine life, which will allow these species to be harvested with traditional fishing gear, such as hook and line and cast net, and with-
AREA TIDE REPORT Predicted tides for Navarre Beach beginning September 13 Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible Th 13 High 7:41 AM 1.6 6:31 AM Rise 3:58 AM 12 13 Low 4:46 PM 0.8 6:55 PM Set 5:12 PM F 14 High 8:52 AM 1.5 6:32 AM Rise 4:59 AM 6 14 Low 4:55 PM 1.2 6:54 PM Set 5:49 PM 14 High 10:55 PM 1.0 Sa 15 Low 2:23 AM 1.3 6:32 AM Rise 6:01 AM 1 15 High 10:15 AM 1.4 6:52 PM Set 6:26 PM 15 Low 4:44 PM 1.5 15 High 9:58 PM 1.1 Su 16 Low 4:17 AM 1.2 6:33 AM Rise 7:05 AM 0 16 High 12:03 PM 1.2 6:51 PM Set 7:05 PM 16 Low 3:54 PM 1.7 16 High 9:49 PM 1.4 M 17 Low 5:44 AM 0.8 6:33 AM Rise 8:10 AM 0 17 High 10:07 PM 1.6 6:50 PM Set 7:46 PM Tu 18 Low 7:09 AM 0.7 6:34 AM Rise 9:16 AM 4 18 High 10:44 PM 1.8 6:49 PM Set 8:30 PM W 19 Low 8:41 AM 0.5 6:35 AM Rise 10:23 AM 10 19 High 11:34 PM 1.9 6:47 PM Set 9:19 PM Because tide times are predictions, they are not always accurate. Information provided by saltwatertimes.com.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a three-year prohibition on the recreational and commercial harvest of the giant sea anemone to help it rebuild its population. out the requirement that they be kept in an aerated live well. The recreational bag limit of five of each species per day will no longer apply. ■ Clarifying that size limits for angelfish extend to any hybrid forms of the species. ■ Clarifying that commercial size limits for angelfish and butterfly fish apply to all harvesters, including recreational. ■ Clarifying that the reefs built by Sabellarid tube worms are live rock and, therefore, cannot be harvested.
■ Prohibiting the harvest of black corals, which are already prohibited from harvest in federal waters. ■ Expanding the definition of snapping shrimp to include all marine life snapping shrimp species. The FWC staff hosted five workshops across the state in April and May to gather input on the proposed changes and other marine life issues, and most attendees supported the proposed changes. The management changes
will affect harvest in Florida state waters, nine nautical miles from shore in the Gulf of Mexico and three nautical miles from shore in the Atlantic. State regulations extend into federal waters for all species listed above, with the exception of black coral and live rock, which already have federal regulations in place prohibiting their harvest. To learn more about these changes, visit MyFWC.com/ Commission and follow the links to the agenda for the Sept. 5-6 Commission meeting.
■ The group has planned a work hike for Sept. 15 on the Yellow River Ravine. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Harold Store 10535, Highway 90 in Milton. Help the Work Trail Leader Ed Williamson on maintaining this beautiful section of Yellow River Ravine. Bring gloves, water, insect repellent, sun screen and a picnic lunch. Other tools will be provided. Call Ed Williamson at 850-5162270 or sign up on the meetup site http://www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate/. ■ The group will paddle the Blackwater River on Sept. 16. Meet at 9 a.m. at the southeast side of the Kennedy Bridge Kennedy Bridge Road in Baker. Cheryl Gardner will lead the trip down the Blackwater River from Kennedy Bridge to Peaden Bridge, about six miles. Bring your canoe or kayak, lunch and water, bug spray and sun screen and be ready to have fun. Call Cheryl Gardner for more information at 850-484-9111 or sign up on the meetup site http://www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate/. ■ The Western Gate Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at First Christian Church, 6031 Goodrich Drive in Pensacola. This is the monthly chapter meeting where the group meets and discusses past activities and reports on new activities. A program of interest to hikers and outdoor activities will be presented. Contact Helen Wigersma at 850-484-0528 for details or sign up on the meetup site http://www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate/.
Florida’s oyster harvesting Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter on Sept. 6 to the U.S. Department of Commerce, requesting a declaration of a fishery resource disaster for Florida’s oyster harvesting areas in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly those in Apalachicola Bay. After conferring with county leadership, Franklin County estimates the employment impact of the disaster to affect 2,500 jobs, including commercial oyster fishermen, processors and related coastal economies. Snook opening in Atlantic, remains closed in Gulf The recreational harvest season for snook opened Sept. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season remains closed in all Gulf of Mexico waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through Aug. 31, 2013. Anglers may report their catch on the Snook Gamefish Foundation’s website at Snookfoundation.org by clicking on “Angler Action.” This information is important to the FWC in completing stock assessments on species such as snook. Anglers may catch and release snook during the Gulf closure. The FWC encourages everyone to handle these fish carefully to help ensure their survival upon release. Fishermen targeting snook must have a snook permit as well as a saltwater license unless they are exempt from having a license. Using snatch hooks and spears is prohibited. It is illegal to buy or sell snook.
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sept South Santa Rosa Navarre Beach Cleanup Sept. 15: Join volunteers from 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 15 for the 27th Annual International Coastal Cleanup in Santa Rosa County. Trash bags will be provided and a commercial dumpster will be available all weekend at the Navarre Beach site. Bring water and wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen and meet at the pavilion next to the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information visit Santa Rosa Clean Community at srclean.org, or contact the Navarre coordinator at 9396973. GINS beach cleanup Sept. 15: Gulf Islands National Seashore will hold its annual beach cleanup from 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 15 at the Naval Live Oaks Area and Johnson Beach. The cleanup for Opal Beach has been cancelled because County Road 399 is closed until further notice because of damage from Hurricane Isaac. Coastal cleanup volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, sunscreen and hats.Water is advised. Families, individuals, businesses, and community groups can choose their favorite locations above to register and receive trash bags, data cards and information. For more information contact park ranger Beckie Mims at 850-934-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AMIKids Zumbathon Sept. 15: AMIKids Zumbathon will be held from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.Tickets cost $20 in advance and include a T-shirt. Tickets are available the day of event for $25. All proceeds benefit AMIKids Emerald Coast.You can make checks payable to AMIKids Emerald Coast & mail to 207 4th St., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. For additional information, contact Mary Smith at 850-380-3742 or Jamie Alystock at 850-240-2080. AMIKids Emerald Coast is a nonprofit alternative school for troubled youth. Sand Sculpting Festival Sept. 28-30: The third annual Sand Sculpting Festival will return to Navarre Beach along with the inaugural Soft
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28 The third annual Sand Sculpting Festival will return to Navarre Beach Sept. 28-30 along with the inaugural Soft Pack National Championship.
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Sept. 22: The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will feature a season of five unique concert events for 201213 in honor of the NFSO’s 25th birthday as the area’s premiere professional orchestra.The season opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville with a“Celebration” concert that features a gold-medal winning guest soloist and the world premiere of a new composition written specially for the NFSO’s quarter-century milestone. Individual tickets are $22.50 each Submitted photo per concert for adults or $16 for youth age 18 and younger. The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra opens its season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. For more information, visit Pack National Championship Theatre is proud to present the their signature dishes. Chef’s a.m. Sept. 13 at the First Pres- www.nfsymphony.org. featuring 10 of the world’s top Vaudeville Revue. In addition will present a 30 minute byterian Church, 134 Beal Parksoft sand sculptors. Many of to singers and dancers, the demonstration and show the way SW in Fort Walton Beach. BBQ Festival the sculptors star on the Trav- audience will be treated to acro- audience first-hand how to Paul Lux, Okaloosa County Sept. 22: The Greater Fort el Channel’s TV show“Sand batics, comedy skits, and much prepare their signature dish. supervisor of elections, will Walton Beach Chamber of Additional details will be speak on voting and the Con- Commerce and the FL PanMasters.”Watch them create more. Tickets cost $10 each, their masterpieces and regis- and seating is limited. Call 850- available online at www.pen- stitution. Following the meet- handle BBQ Society will hold ter to create your own work of 221-7599 for tickets and reser- sacolabeachchamber.com ing a genealogy lecture will be the inaugural FWB BBQ Fesart. Amateur teams and indi- vation information. Show times given by Richard Ferman at 1 tival Sept. 22 at Fort Walton viduals (limited to the first 20 are 7 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and 2 VETTES at the Beach p.m. and is open to the public. Beach Landing. The event will Sept. 15: Come to the For more information, call 496applicants) will compete for p.m. Sept. 16.Visit www.panopen at 10 a.m. and run through prizes on Sept. 30. A full sched- handlecommunitytheatre.com. annual Miracle Strip Corvette 7056. 6 p.m., and will include a comClub’s“Life’s a VETTE on the ule of events can be found at For more information. petitive BBQ Cookoff, cold beer Beach”car show from 9 a.m.- Motorcycle Mystery Poker Run http://navarresandsculptand live music performed by Kiwanis pancake breakfast 2 p.m. Sept. 15. In 2011, 175 Sept. 22: “Biker’s Blast for The Blues Injectors and the ing.com. Sept. 15: The Kiwanis Club Corvettes came to Pensacola the Past”Motorcycle Mystery Blue Lew and Nora Wixted of Milton is holding its annu- Beach from as far away as Poker Run to benefit the HerSeptember at the library Show. Cash prizes and trophies Sept. 1-30: September is al pancake breakfast from 8- Memphis, Tenn., and Orlan- itage Museum of Northwest will be presented to the winLibrary Card Sign-Up Month. 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Ollie’s Neigh- do.You’ll find Top 30 trophies; Florida will be held Sept. 22 at ning cook off teams with the Friends of Navarre Library borhood Grille on Highway Valve Cover Racing (1st, 2nd the Heritage Museum of Grand Champion walking donated book bags for those 90 in Milton. The breakfast and 3rd Place Trophies); beau- Northwest Florida. Registra- away with $500 cash and a trowho sign up for a library card includes pancakes, sausage, tiful weather; and white sand tion is from 9-11 a.m.The final phy. For more information and in September.“Art-N-Motion” coffee, milk and orange juice beaches, just 100 feet from the destination is The Edge, locat- to download a cook-off team by local artist Rose Smith, will for a $6 donation. The funds show site. For more informa- ed at 113 Edge Ave., Niceville. or vendor registration form, email For additional information, call grace the walls in September. raised are to benefit children’s tion, visit www.fwbchamber.org or Cathie Johnson’s collection of charity projects in Santa Rosa email@example.com , or 850-678-2615. call 244-8191. unique salt and pepper shak- County. For tickets or addi- go to MSCC’s Website at ers will be in the glass case tional information, call Jimmie www.miraclestripcorvette.com. throughout September. Cur- Melvin at 686-2176. Pensacola Paracon rently on view in the lobby is Sept. 22-23: A Conventhe Reef Magic quilt honoring tion for fans of science fiction, the Navarre Beach Marine horror, fantasy, gaming, aniSanctuary by Lenore Nickolme, costuming, fan and indie son. Information on tickets for films, artist, celebrities, comics, the quilt can be found at: renaissance, cosplay, steamtp://www.navarrebeachmari- Taste of the Beach Sept. 15-16: The Pensacola punk, theater, performing, litnesanctuary.com/?p=1629. Beach Chamber of Commerce erature, publishing, arts, mysinvites you to come to the Island tery, art, crafts, collecting, modand indulge in some tasty island el construction, film making, fare. Twenty-one island chefs paranormal and more will be will showcase their signature held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. dishes at the Fifth Annual Taste 22-23 at the Pensacola Fair of the Beach from 11 a.m.-4 Grounds.The Convention will Imogene Theatre production Sept. 14: Imogene Theatre p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the Gulf- offer celebrity meet and greets, will open the doors on Sept. side Pavilion on Pensacola discussion panels, workshops, 14 in downtown Milton for its Beach. The restaurant will be screenings, demonstrations, first major production in almost offering portions of their sig- events and competitions. Join investigations at the Pensacothree years. In January 2006, nature dishes for $5 or less. In addition to being able to la Light House. A portion of this historical landmark was severely damaged by a devas- experience a wide variety of the proceeds will benefit the tating fire. 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East River Smokehouse: A smoking good time Dining by the Sound just got a whole lot tastier – East River Smokehouse is now open at its new location on U.S. Highway 98 and the staff has been busy barbecuing up all of Navarre’s favorites. “We cater to the locals and we’re the least expensive place to go in Navarre for food,”said owner James Dabney, who has operated East River Smokehouse for seven years. The new location on U.S. Highway 98 boasts a spacious new dining room and plenty of seats at the bar for lunch or dinner. The new facility features classic and vintage touches throughout. The outside of the building features wooden barrels straight from the Lynchburg, Tenn., plant that used the barrels to age Jack Daniels. “Upon entering the restaurant, customers will be able to look up and see windows dating back to 1910 from the Summerhouse eatery in Fort Walton Beach,”said Dabney.“And for those who step up to the bar, waiting for a drink will involve leaning on an impressive red cedar
tree from Andalusia, Ala.” The warm, welcoming atmosphere and the scent of barbecue in the air will get your mouth watering the minute you walk through the door. The portions are generous at East River Smokehouse, enough to satisfy even the hungriest of BBQ fans. The Proud Porker Pork Sandwich is served on a large bun with chunks of delicious, smoked pork oozing out the sides. If you’re hungry for more, try one of East River Smokehouse’s dinner plates: a selec-
tion of tender, delicious meats slow cooked to perfection and served with your choice of sides. There are plenty of hearty menu items to choose from to feed every appetite. East River Smokehouse now offers five different kinds of steak on the menu, cooked to order and delivered to your table hot and fresh. If seafood is more your style, East River Smokehouse has plenty of tasty options as well including peel and eat shrimp, crab legs, scallops and seafood pasta dishes that are sure to hit the spot.
East River Smokehouse is a locally owned and operated business in the heart of Navarre, and the atmosphere is family friendly and welcoming. Large groups can be accommodated in the new spacious dining area, and the bar provides a welcome spot to stop and have a cool drink at the end of the day. Offering a full bar as well as draft and bottled beers, East River Smokehouse is the spot to be to share some time with family and friends in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The large, spacious deck is in the works and will allow customers to linger in the ocean breeze and enjoy a meal. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant for a business lunch, dinner out with the family, or a place to take friends and family when they visit the beautiful Navarre area, East River Smokehouse is your hometown choice for great food, great prices, service with a smile and a smoking good time.
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Recipes Sweet, Spicy, and Smoky Spareribs Serves 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours
5 pounds spareribs, cut into 4-rib slabs 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons cumin, ground 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chiles, or chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 cup honey, heated until liquid Mix paprika, salt, oregano, cumin, chipotle or chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder together in small bowl. Sprinkle generously over both sides of ribs. Let stand at room temperature while preparing grill. Prepare outdoor grill for indirect medium-hot grilling. For a gas grill, remove cooking grates. Preheat grill on High. Turn 1 burner off. Place disposable aluminum foil pan over off burner and add 2 cups water to pan. Replace grates. Adjust heat to 350°F. For a charcoal grill, place disposable aluminum foil pan on 1 side of charcoal grate. Build fire on opposite side, and let burn until coals are coated with white ash. Spread coals in grill opposite
pan and let burn 15 to 20 minutes. Add 2 cups water to pan. Position cooking grate in grill. Lightly oil cooking grate. Place ribs over foil pan and cover grill. Cook, adding water to pan as needed, until ribs are browned, fork-tender, and meat pulls away from end of bone, about 2 hours. (For charcoal grill, add 10 briquettes to fire every 45 minutes to maintain heat.) During last 20 minutes, occasionally brush both sides of ribs with warm honey. Let stand 5 minutes, cut into ribs, and serve hot. Content courtesy of Family Features
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Clint Bowyer celebrates after winning the Federated Auto Parts 400 race Sept. 8 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Autostock, Nigel Kinrade) By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer RICHMOND,Va. (AP) — With his season essentially on the line, Jeff Gordon used a vintage drive to rally his way into NASCAR's championship chase. The 41-year-old Gordon battled an ill-handling car early Saturday night, then took off at the end to finish second to race winner Clint Bowyer at Richmond International Raceway. His finish wrested the final berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship away from Kyle Busch. "How 'bout Gordon!" yelled winner Bowyer, "he was terrible all night!" Not when it mattered. The four-time NASCAR champion got major adjustments to his Chevrolet through the race, fell a lap down, then nearly drove the wheels off in his bid to pick up as many positions as possible. He trailed Busch by 12 points at the start of the race, and beat him by three to claim the final spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field. "I felt like we won the
race," Gordon said. "What that was over, they told me I was in the Chase, we made it — I was ecstatic. I was going nuts. "To me, after you have that kind of effort, fall back, them come up there and finish second, almost win the race." Busch finished 16th, fading after poor pit strategy and a slow final stop to miss the Chase for the second time in his career.Team owner Joe Gibbs met Busch on pit road and leaned into the car window to console the angry driver. "We missed.That's it. Plain and simple," said Busch, adding Gibbs told him, "'Handle it the right way.' There's no right way to handle this situation." It was opposite emotions on pit road, as Gordon's team celebrated. He qualified second, but was terrible early in a race that was marred by three different rain showers. The start was delayed almost two hours, and a second shower caused a stoppage that lasted just under 52 minutes. Gordon was livid when he exited his car on pit road
during the red flag. "I was pretty ticked off that we got that far behind," Gordon said. "When you have that kind of a start to a race, you don't have a lot of hope that you're going to get it turned around." But his Hendrick Motorsports team got it figured out during the third and final rain shower. NASCAR called a caution for rain, and Gordon was one of eight top drivers to head to pit road. Denny Hamlin, the leader, stayed out apparently in a strategy that relied on the race being stopped once and for all for rain. Instead, NASCAR went back to green and Hamlin led a group of drivers down pit road in a desperate late pit stop. Busch was part of a group that had pitted shortly before the rain so he stayed out and was fourth on the restart. But everyone who had pitted at the start of the caution was on fresh tires — Gordon included — and they quickly drove through the field. It put Busch back in traffic, and when he finally did go to pit road, a slow stop further hurt his chances.
He never had another chance as Gordon, a fourtime champion, picked his way through the field to his second-place finish. It came a week after he failed to move Hamlin out of the way on the final restart at Atlanta, a decision that cost him the win and ate away at him all week. "I went from last week being the most disappointed I've ever been to finish second this week, being the most excited I've ever been to finish second," Gordon said. Hamlin, who went into his home track as winner of the last two races, led a racehigh 202 laps but faded to 18th. He still goes into next week's Chase opener as the top seed based on his seriesbest four "regular season" victories. Hamlin goes into Chicago up three points over fivetime champion Jimmie Johnson, defending champion Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski, who are all tied for second. The fifth slot in the Chase went to Greg Biffle, then Bowyer, who got three more bonus points Saturday night.
The seventh spot went to Dale Earnhardt Jr., then Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr., who along with Bowyer gave Michael Waltrip Racing two berths in the first Chase appearance for the organization. The wild-card slots went to Kasey Kahne and Gordon, who ensured all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers made the 12-driver field. It was a bizarre night as rain soaked the track about 90 minutes before the scheduled start. The delay prevented Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from giving the command to start the engines — he was long gone when the race started almost two hours late. It became clear immediately that Gordon was struggling. He dropped through the field, and radioed his team "I'm just hanging on" to the car. Back at the front, it was a two-driver race between Hamlin and Earnhardt, who combined to lead 269 of the 400 laps. With Hamlin leading Earnhardt and Gordon, a lap down,
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trying to keep Busch in sight, the rain resumed and NASCAR called a caution. It gave the drivers a chance to pit, Hamlin beat Earnhardt off pit road to maintain the lead, but NASCAR's attempt to go back to green failed when the rain picked up in intensity. The race was stopped 48 laps before the halfway point, the mark it becomes official, and the cars parked on pit road as the drivers waited out the rain. Keselowski thought it was a waste of time. "Let's race. I'm not afraid to drive in the rain," he smiled. "We're supposed to be good drivers, right? Let's just do it once." They waited for the track to dry, went back at it, and the complexion quickly changed. The final caution for rain jumbled the field, put Stewart out front with teammate Ryan Newman charging hard. Newman had to win to get into the Chase, and Stewart let him by. But Newman led just 13 laps before Bowyer took over the top spot and never looked back. "Unbelievable," Bowyer said.
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D. TURNER; JEFFRIE H. TURNER; and ROBERT W. BLACKMON, JR., are Defendants, in Civil Action Cause No. 2007-CA-000219, I, Mary M. Johnson, Clerk of the aforesaid Court, will at 11:00 a.m., Central Standard Time (12:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time) on 1st day of November, 2012, offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash at the North Door of the Santa Rosa County Courthouse located at 6865 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida 32570, the following described property, as set forth in the Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, situate and being in Santa Rosa County, Florida, to-wit:
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All proposals must be in writing and delivered by hand, Fed Ex, or mail to Santa Rosa County Procurement Department, 6495 Caroline Street Suite G, Milton, Florida 32570; and must be received by 10:00 a.m., October 8, 2012. The submittals will be publicly opened at this time. Only submittals received by the aforestated time and date will be considered. Submittals received after the time set for the opening will be rejected and returned unopened to the submitter. All submittals shall be sealed and clearly labeled, “RFQ- Architectural Services for Fire Station.” Please provide one original, eleven (11) copies of the proposal, and one (1) CD with all of the above information included,(each document must be in an individual PDF format file). Questions concerning this proposal should be directed to the Santa Rosa Assistant County Engineer, Michael Schmidt, at (850) 981-7100. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive irregularities in proposals, to reject any or all proposals with or without cause, and to award the proposal that it determines to be in the best interest of Santa Rosa County. Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners encourages all segments of the business community to participate in its procurement opportunities, including small businesses, minority/women owned businesses, and disadvantaged business enterprises. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or age in the administration of contracts. By order of the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida Legal #2301 __________________ NOTICE TO BIDDERS HOUSING REHABILITATION The Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida will receive bids from qualified licensed contractors for the rehabilitation of the residence located at 6245 Fox Run Street, Milton, Florida 32583. All bids must be original and delivered by hand, Fed EX, or mail to the Santa Rosa County Procurement Department at 6495 Caroline Street Suite G, Milton, Florida 32570; and must be received by 10:00 a.m. local time, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at which time bids will be publicly opened
Project documents may be viewed at the Santa Rosa County Procurement Department at 6495 Caroline Street, Milton; or the Santa Rosa County Planning and Zoning Department, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton, Florida. Specifications may be secured from the Santa Rosa County Procurement Department at a non-refundable cost of $10 per set. Telephone (850) 983-1870 A MANDATORY pre-bid conference will be held on September 26, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. local time, at 6245 Fox Run Street, Milton, Florida 32583. All interested parties are invited to attend. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in bids, to reject any or all bids with or without cause, and to accept the bid that in its judgment is in the best interest of Santa Rosa County, Florida. Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners encourages all segments of the business community to participate in its procurement opportunities, including small businesses, minority/women owned businesses, and disadvantaged business enterprises. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or age in the administration of contracts. By order of the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida Legal #2302 __________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v. CASE NO.: 2007-CA-000219 WILLIE V. TRAWICK; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; HAZEL BLACKMON; JANET D. TURNER; JEFFRIE H. TURNER; ROBERT W. BLACKMON, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIE V. TRAWICK; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants,
A FRACTIONAL PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 1 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 29 WEST AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE POINT WHERE THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID NORTH HALF OF LOT ONE IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 29 WEST INTERSECTS THE SOUTH LINE OF THE HIGHWAY LEADING FROM BAKER, FLORIDA TO FLOMATON, ALABAMA (ALSO KNOW AS FLORIDA HIGHWAY NO. 4), TO MAKE OR FORM THE STARTING POINT; THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID HIGHWAY TWO AND ONE HALF CHAINS, MORE OR LESS, TO THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID LOT ONE; THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT ONE FOURTEEN CHAINS, MORE OR LESS TO THE STARTING POINT. ALL LYING AND BEING IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 29 WEST, SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST ALONG A NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 16 A DISTANCE OF 36.39 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD #4 (100’ R/W) THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET; THENCE DEPART SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 34.99 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1519, PAGE 59 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE RUN
Property Address: 4993 Highway 4, Jay, Florida 32665 Said sale will be made pursuant to and in order to satisfy the terms of the Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Witness my hand and the seal of the Court this 5th day of September, 2012. MARY M. JOHNSON Clerk of the Court Copies furnished to: William P. Gray, Esq., and Amanda P. Berry, Esq., Akerman Senterfitt, 420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1200, Orlando, FL 32801; David G. White, Esq., David G. White, P.A., P.O. Box 887, Pensacola, Florida 32591-0887; Stephen F. Bolton, Esq., Hook, Bolton, Kirkland & McGhee, P.A., 3298 Summit Blvd., Suite 22, Pensacola, Florida 32503; J. Paul Fitzgerald, Esq., Were & Fitzgerald, P.A., 6839 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida 32570; and Jeffrie H. Turner and Janet D. Turner, 14215 Butlers Bridge, San Antonio, Texas 78232. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia Sims, Chief Deputy Court Administrator, Office of Court Administration at (850) 5954400 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Legal #2303 __________________
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