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Is this the Goal or just another dream of what could be? This is a location here in wonderful Florida. However it
is Not near here in Walton. However people are asking, what is Walton County trying to become?
Is it focusing on the beautiful beaches, will the public will be limited access to such beauty in the near future? *PLEASE TAKE JUST ONE!
Developers are coming with plans and ideas that are NOT appeasing to most residents who live in South
Walton. Many have complained of the traffic, the number of bicyclists everywhere. Too much in too many
directions for the narrow Hwy. 30A. Does the county for see any widening of these roads along the beaches to
add safety features that we currently lack today? You must attend those various meetings throughout Walton
In color online:
County. The citizens must speak out for the safety of visitors and residents alike. Smart growth, Safe growth.
E-mail address:
It has forever been thus: So long as men write what they think, then all of the other
freedoms - all of them - may remain intact. And it is then, that writing becomes a
weapon of truth, an article of faith, an act of courage. Aerostatle Hollinger

A style of its own FREEDOM OF SPEECH, Expressions

Page 2 The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc. Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Editors Editorial
Let me tell ya. Views expressed in The EMERALD STAR NEWS do not necessarily reflect those of the
The Wolfes Den publisher. The staff of The EMERALD STAR NEWS pride ourselves in our efforts to
Hello everybody! I hope this finds each of you doing better ensure accuracy of the publication contents. However, there is no guarantee of the accuracy of
all the Information nor the absence of errors and omissions (especially when sent through a third
and enjoying this nice cool weather as the so-called Winter party); therefore, no responsibility can or will be assumed. 2500 copies printed bi-weekly.
is coming. I guess that means, no swimming in the Gulf a
few days? I have been able to make time these last few
weeks to explore the waters and the beaches throughout this County. The Quote of Publisher / Editor Frank Wolfe Jr.
water is feeling cool now, the clarity is wonderful for snorkeling. the week :
Thank you for all the kind well wishes in me through this ordeal I have been handed.
Several phone messages and E-mails I have passed it on to the FBI, for it is now a If to turn the
(850) 585-0262
FEDERAL Offense that the Horns have committed by crossing another State with stolen
goods. (Even though the Deputies in this county have allowed the neighbor to steal and
other cheek was
the proper thing
E-mail info. to:
take-off from this State, with 90% of my belongings and personal property). to do, then I
By not following the leads given nor filing of the proper reports needed. dont stand a
How is this NOT considered Neglect on both the County Law and the Judge, for such chance of getting Main Office/Sales - 850-585-0262
slow response to No Responses to assist this citizen the rights that I have, being denied by into Heaven for I Contributing Editor - Ret. Col. Mark Barren
certain Minions of the Law? I will spare the list of 12 (so far) who have denied me my will beat that Resource Director Bethany Phillips
rights to my property. sorry ass with Sales & Delivery Carol-The Southern Praline
They refuse to write a report of Theft? But yet, everything has been stolen/ missing? every breath I Columnist Pamela Bond
For example. They refused to write a report of theft of my Therapy Dog back in May. take. J. Wayne
They say I need to prove it? Shes missing.duh? Web Designer Lee Cox
Well, GOOD NEWS! (No, thanks to anyone here in Walton County, other than myself Health Post Dr. George Roll PPA
To play dumb is Healthmark Post-Ron Kelley
and few friends). I was contacted this past weekend of my Dog Microchip was alerted and one thing, to be
found! Guess where Cops? In Boulder, Colorado. That is where they found my dog (now really stupid is
4yrs old) tied to a telephone pole. IN THE SNOW & COLD! another. Special Thanks to our advertisers,
See? Take the Law into your own hands. Dont wait for useless excuses from Deputies show your support to small businesses.
who dont like their job, or they FLAT-OUT refuse to do what Judge Green Commanded
them to replevy my property? Dam, (I would love to brag on you deputies here, but..)
Color online:
Within just 2 hours, I received 7 calls from very helpful Police members who do their Best
to assist people with problems! NOT HERE THO...I got calls from Ft. Collins to Mail invoices and other information to:
Boulder and Denver, all getting the information I provided. Funny, not 1 cuss word used.
Microchip thru PETKEY.ORG. Cops here say she wasnt stolen?How is she near Denver?
I highly recommend them to everyone, for Pets lost/ found/ stolen/ missing. Go ONLINE.
P.O. Box 1133
POLICE, 1,000 miles away did more to assist me, locating my Dog and
helping arrange her safe return home to me. This was, still is, Way more done in 2 hours,
Freeport, Florida 32439
than I received in 5 months, from any Walton County deputy, Sheriff or Detectives.
Go figure...I was right all along! Some of you thought I was just whinning? Ha! This newspaper is your voice to the county and all city or state employees, or
Wipe away the mud and see the crap under it. That is corruption. whomever it may concern. Have something to say? Good or bad. Lets hear?
That is negligence to the citizens needing help, not needing to being hassled & harrassed!
Did you ever want to be a writer? Have an investigative mind?
It appears that, the one who calls the Cops for help, gets to be the one arrested, most of the
Heres your chance to be recognized. Or you can help anonymously, like most.
time. Do you like that? How about you? Speak UP! This has to CHANGE NOW!
Send any and all inquiries to the address listed below.
Yes, YOU! The citizen that has never been in any trouble (thus far)..when the Law is
slow to respond to investigate or even refuse to listen to your leads, where do you turn? We have made numerous contacts in Walton Co. now offering
Remember this, even here in Walton County. Everyone will answer to somebody at one our FREEPORT NEWSPAPER, The Emerald Star News.
time or another. The paper is FREE, thanks to each Advertiser in each Edition. Tell them!!
You like the Life of a thief? Get ready to pay for it too! Just recently, I was threatened
Advertising does NOT mean that people will be lining up to come see you the
by someone Ive known for quite awhile. They dream up in they own mind why they
next day. Unless you are offering something special or unique that folks feel
dont like me or whatever. I am the source for connections to help others find the right
a need to have. They do NOT know what you offer, if you dont advertise!
people to help them in their own situation. If that has caused someone some heartache?
Oh well, dont break the Law, you shouldnt be busted for lack of Workers Comp. Huh?
Besides, I am just the messenger telling you all from what I receive in E-mails and phone
calls. This place is small, for if you dont hear the crap, your not really listening to the
garbage telling it.
Some people need to get over themselves. You are NOT as SPECIAL as you think you
are. Maybe to some, but NOT to Many more reading this. Got something to say?
E-mail me anytime!
If you have noticed we have more folks sending in News feeds about all kinds of
things going on around here and across the USA. All news matters!
In closing this week. I would like you all to volunteer for the Holidays to lend a helping
hand. Thanksgiving and throughout Christmas is tough for a lot of people in this County.
We can begin to make things better by communicating to each other more often. Listen to
those who have lived here a long time. The corrupt people all started from somewhere. It
seems as if it has been run in the Family for way too long.
Its not always the boat that needs fixing. Try changing operators!
Please be safe when traveling throughout the County. Too many people passing on double
yellow lines along Hwy. 20 is getting to be an everyday safety issue. Cops take notice.
We will make space for you to .
Take photos of violators license plates. They will be watched next time around. Fines
continue to cost many people the right to drive period. Dont risk MY LIFE, for your need Advertise with us!
to be a dumbass on the roads. It could be your family who dies next, from careless drivers. Call Frank today. 585-0262
thank you for reading and caring.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc. Page 3

Race relations, hate groups, and undocumented immigrants: State

actions preferred by Floridians differ most by age, race/ethnicity,
Searching for Justice and Peace
and education. Ask question! Demand answers!
By Susan A. MacManus, Project director Ironically, I had a lot of break-ins to my home; my vehicle had been temporarily
-- Floridas growth over the past four decades, fueled by people moving into the state disabled, strange phone calls about an appeal for a murder trial in Charleston Sc.
from other states and countries, has transformed it into the nations third largest state. Which in the end of the trial the Lorne George that had three life sentences was
New arrivals, along with generational replacement, are constantly changing the states set free.Then out of nowhere, on June 30, 2004 Pamela Moore from California
population makeup. assaulted me which caused great bodily harm. Ms. Moore told me she hated me,
In this population flux, the 2017 USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey shows read off my tag number to my truck, spat in my face then commenced to fight
Floridians growing more critical of the States efforts to improve race relations. At the with me in my own driveway. I did not once hit this strange woman. I restrained
same time, Floridians are highly supportive of protecting religious and educational her. I was holding her down on my driveway asking who she was.
facilities from attacks by hate groups and of requiring employers to check the immigrant I asked the witness that was accompanying Ms. Moore, if he was her man and
status of new hires. Opinions are more mixed, but negative, toward expanding rights requesting he come and get her. He just laughed and shook his head no. Later the
and assistance to undocumented immigrants and creating safe spaces on college man was identified as W. Atkins on Deputy Flints computer. I asked if she was
campuses for undocumented immigrant students. going to stop fighting, Ms. Moore answered, yes. As I was letting her up off the
State falling behind in improving race relations. driveway, at that moment she bit me on my right wrist then she was pulling me
Floridas minority population more closely mirrors the racial/ethnic makeup of the by my arm. After this, I realized I had a dislocated arm and fell to my knees. I
nation at-large than any other state. As the minority population has grown, Floridians was crying but still asking, who she was. Ms. Moore answered your worst
have become more critical of the States efforts to improve race relations: 67% give the nightmare! Teia came to rescue me and demanded Ms Moore, to get the hell
State either a fair or poor grade compared to 26% who award it a good or off her property. Ms. Moore told my thirteen year old daughter go dig a hole so
excellent grade. (A similar pattern has been observed nationally.) Poor ratings of I can finish her off. Again, I did not know this woman or any of the witnesses.
the States performance in improving race relations have nearly doubled since Including the new neighbor across the street.
2008, from 17% to 30%. Positive ratings fell from 42% to 26% over the same period. The hospital episodes are mind-boggling. I was drugged with morphine then
Question wording: How good a job does the state do improving race relations? Would coaxed into receiving a shot to specifically erase my memory while the doctors
you say excellent, good, fair or poor? reset my arm. I was very hesitant in accepting this shot. But the doctors insisted.
Source: Annual USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Surveys. I agreed with one condition, that I was not to be separated from my family.
2017 USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey I requested my mother or daughter stay in my presence the whole time I was
The most striking difference of opinion appears between blacks and other racial/ethnic sedated. The doctor agreed under those terms. The doctor said because of the
groups: almost half of black respondents (46%) give the State a poor rating, compared small space in the room, the only time my family cannot be by my side is when
to roughly a quarter of white (26%) and Hispanic (25%) respondents. Feelings of racial they reset my arm. It took them two tries to reset my arm. I remember vaguely an
injustice, especially toward the criminal justice system, are highest among the states officer standing at my bedside. When it was all over I was walking out by the
black population. guidance of Tia, everybody in the ER was clapping and causing a big scene.
By age, younger (18- to 34-year-olds32%) and the oldest (80 and older36%) They were congratulating us.
Floridians are the most likely to say that the State government is doing a good or Later I was informed of the events that took place in the ER. The officers pushed
excellent job of improving race relations. Working-age Floridians are more critical, in Tia out of the room and caused a stir. She didnt want to leave my side. The
part because they are more likely to perceive pay and promotion disparities through doctor allowed an interview by crime scene, in a heavily sedated condition.
racial lenses. By educational level, the most positive ratings come from those with only Meanwhile another crime scene officer showed Teia pictures of Pamela that were
a high school diploma or less, and the most critical from college graduates. very traumatizing for her.
Negative ratings are highest in South Florida: Miami/Fort Lauderdale (71%) and Palm
I called Deputy Allday, I wanted to know about his discoveries of the assault.
Beach (83%) with their larger minority populations and Naples (72%) with its larger
Deputy Allday stunned me when he said right away; he knew this assault had
share of older white college graduates. Slightly less critical of State efforts are residents
nothing to do with my son. I asked how you know anything about my son. You
of North Florida and the I-4 Corridor regions: North Florida (61%), Tampa Bay (63%),
had mentioned something about him in the hospital, Deputy Allday explained. I
and Orlando (61%).
was at a complete loss, I didnt remember the interview. I asked, what did you
Two-thirds favor State funding to protect religious facilities and schools against hate
asked me to get that information. He reminded me I was pretty drugged at the
group attacks.
time and was saying all sorts of things, including something Page
Two-thirds of Floridians (66%) say that it would be going in the right direction for
the State to provide funding to protect religious facilities and schools from attacks
by hate groups. Relatively few say that this would be going in the wrong direction
(13%). Twenty-one percent did not express an opinion on the issue. Opinions differ
most by gender and race/ethnicity.
Women (71%) are more likely to support this State action than men (60%), a difference
that can be explained in two ways. First, women are more religious than their male
counterparts. Second, women are more likely than men to volunteer at their childs
school or place of worship, making security of these facilities more important in their
daily lives.
Blacks (71%) are slightly more likely than whites (66%) or Hispanics (64%) to view
protection of religious facilities and schools as a step in the right direction. FBI
hate-crime statistics show higher rates of hate crimes against blacks than other
races, especially crimes committed at churches.
Two-thirds of Floridians say providing funding to protect religious facilities and
schools from attacks by hate groups is going in the right direction.

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Story cont.A cussing parrot. Picture it, THE SHEPHERD'S
One minute I am talking about my son the
next minute my Scarlet macaw, and thats VOICE
about all that was said.
The conversation ended as efficient as the By, Pamela Bonds
trial. Pamela said she jumped me cause she
thought I was sleeping with her man. I had God's glory is
been selibat for five years and I was going revealed when he
to trial because somebody thought I was gives the dumb a
sleeping with her man? Easy way out! voice.
Domestic dispute. I say it was a hired hit. What is God's glory?
It is a manifestation of his power.
After several weeks had elapsed, to a long
The attributes of the God of Abraham,
drawn out debate of the law with the
Isaac, and Jacob are: all powerful, all
funeral home, I had the transit order signed
knowing, and ever present.
and awaiting at Parks Funeral Home. It
Mankind is made in his image. He has
seemed Dr. Berkland was stalling.
an eternal body consisting of a
Supposedly, he was buried in work. He
consuming fire. Christians receive an
also had a so-called conference in St. Louis
eternal body upon their earthly death.
Missouri. Dr. Berkland could not get Cody
Revelation 1:15.
soon enough. Therefore, On August 02,
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if
2004 Parks Funeral Home of Summerville
they burned in a furnace; and his voice
SC. exhumed Cody and he was put in my
as the sound of many waters.
possession. Once Mr. & Mrs. Helderman,
A powerful waterfall could be like the
Katrina Tohosky (friend from earlier) and I
voice of God. He created the earth
crossed the South Carolina state line with
through his Holy Spirit.
the remains; I gave a call to Dr. Berkland
Jesus is sitting in heaven, today. His sits
on his cellular phone and asked, What do
at the Father's right hand.
we do with Cody once we arrive in
Revelation 4:3 And he that sat was to
Florida ? To my surprise Dr. Berkland
look upon like a jasper and a sardine
said, Take Cody home with you and set
stone: and there was a rainbow round
him on an air vent to keep him cool. about the throne, in sight like unto an
Dr. Berkland said he would meet up with emerald.
We have the lowest rates in the county. We cover from 30A all the way thru all us to take delivery of Cody on the Sardis is a brownish stone. It was used to
over FREEPORT up to DeFuniak Springs along Hwy.90 and up to Hwy. 83 to the following day, when he got a chance. make sharp edges in Lydia. Lydia was in
jail too! Being that we are every other week it does become hard to find. Come to
FREEPORT City Hall, all Libraries in the county and all businesses in FREEPORT
This lady contacted our Newspaper in Jasper consists of quartz crystals. The
order to let people know that NOT ONLY imperfections are orange. In heaven, the
is Walton County negligent, when it Son will shine through it like the sun. It
comes to finding the truth behind all will be very bright.
those LIES. I saw a bright silver and white light in
She also wanted to express her gratitude my mind's eye. This was in the late
for us putting together a Newspaper not eighties. It was an epiphany.
full of FLUFF...she wishes there were An epiphany is defined as a
more publishers like OURS! manifestation of a divine being.
It is NOT only what you read, it is the This event happened while I was riding
untold story (behind the story), that people in the car with my daughter's father. He
was being a jerk.
like you readers should dig deeper.
Before I could get upset, the epiphany
Just like any Scandalous Scheme to ruin occurred. God protected me. I didn't say
someone or they system for the citizens are anything about this for years.
rigged against common folks by the county The epiphany seemed to be distant. It
government. And most people think the was a small white and silver glowing
Clintons are Bad, there are people closer
silhouette. It was a partial silhouette.
to you that are abusing their authority right
God has chosen to use me. I can't get the
here in our own backyard!
big head. In the Bible, he used a talking
This is a fascinating story, dirty dealings
and beyond.
God's throne is symbolized by the
What you dont read in the Newspaper is church altar. It is a holy place. The
the story you should know about. church altar is God's footstool.
Next Page has her letter..cont Page 6 Kneeling on a pillow at home pleases the
Lord. He hears and answers prayer.
Prayer works.
I urge you to practice his presence in
worship, prayer, and study.

Until we meet again,

may God bless you.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 The Emerald Star News, Inc. Page 5
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arrest. People are talking. The area On Friday November 10th, we held our annual Veterans Day Ceremony with
across from Calypso Cove will be Stop by on Monday, November 20th, for the dedication of the new monument The Purple Heart monument and the
the area of concern. Other locations refreshments and ribbon cutting. attendance were phenomenal, we were blessed with 350-400 people attending
have also been discovered, as well And come see the remodel of The Head a great program honoring our veterans of the past and present. Many thanks to
as video of removal of items across Tim Ard for his leadership and community involvement for this program many
Hunter Salon, 121 W Hwy 20 FREEPORT
the street to the nuisance neighbor, long hours went into the process of it being a success.
who has now moved. We know. Also thank you to all the others who participated to make this event a success,
Janet Caldwell, Lynda Pyfrom and Nancy especially the St. Joe Foundation for their generous donation of the monument.
This is a warning to anyone who
Phillips welcome you and Thank you for November 11th (Veterans Day) the committee offered a free concert held at
knows information about this.
P.I. Crime/Investigations Inc. supporting your local businesses! Hammock Bay and presented by local talents as a fund raiser and collected
Covering the southeast part of the donations towards the final monument to be added to the Veterans Monument
US. For over 60yrs. 850-835-4617 area, Fundraisers will be held throughout the next year to complete this last
addition to this area, it is called Walk of War and will feature bronze statues of
Lt. Thomas Nathan/US Marshall
Contact information is requested to soldiers in the fields representing all branches of service.
ESNews 585-0262. Christmas decorations will be going up soon around the city and getting ready
Once you trust in GOD, the FEAR you have
Calls will be monitored & returned. for Christmas- the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade will be held this
is only self doubt about yourself. It comes from
The number of calls and a recorded year on Saturday, December 2, 2017 beginning at 4:45 PM, this is a trial for
within. Take a step without the rails holding you
messenger from Evelyn Miller (a changing the date to a Saturday instead of Friday, so please mark your
up. Take a chance today, for tomorrow the chance
grad from Freeport). If anyone calendars, much work has gone into these events chaired by Tom and Barbara
you had could disappear.
knows her to have her contact our Tilman and many thanks go out to them for all their community efforts
You only LIVE ONCE, the same as when you DIE!
office. Subpoenas are on the way. throughout the year.
Make your LIFE glorious with GOD everyday.
It is in evidence dept. for Court trial. The Annual Festival of Trees will also be open that weekend in the
Please, Ask for Tony. Community Center and many thanks to all involved with the parade, tree
lighting and festival of trees. The city council had their regular meeting on
November 14th and this is the only meeting for the month as well as the
meeting scheduled for December 12th being the only meeting in December due
to the holidays. City Hall will be closed on
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Sundays at 9am Bible study.10am church service. Come meet Pastor Gene.
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To whom it may concern,
Youve tried the REST, NOW CALL THE I, Michelle Helderman hired Michael E. Berkland DO. To perform an independent autopsy
BEST! Solid 30+ exp.. Solid Crew, Reliable and a DNA test to determine maternity for my son, Cody Helderman. Reason being my family
and I suspected he was switched at birth and I was given a stillborn to bury. Exactly, May 20,
2004, Dr. Berkland returned my call. He stated he wanted to help and would meet at my place
of residence to review my personal documents.
Oddly, on May 24, 2004, as a friend, Katrina Tohosky and I was about to get my files out of
my vehicle suddenly a shadowy white male chased us both into my house. 911 were called.
Deputy Flint arrived and made a report. Because of Deputy Flints behavior, I escorted him
off my property. It was very serious involving his gun. The white male was never identified.
On the morning of May 25, 2004, I hired Dr. Michael E. Berkland from Fort Walton Beach Florida to exhume the remains of Cody Helderman from Parks Cemetery in Summerville ,
South Carolina ASAP. Before the meeting ended I was astounded while Deputy Flint walked
though my door, unannounced. He stared directly at Dr. Berkland and asked is everything
alright. Deputy Flint was aware of the meeting with Dr. Berkland and the principle. Katrina
Tohosky quickly led Flint out the same door he came through.
Dr. Berkland in turn, called his connection to validate there was indeed a Deputy Flint on the
police force. The reason being, he was not wearing a nametag. This concerned me.
Dr. Berkland confirmed it was John aka William Flint and he was a deputy, over the phone.
Following the meeting with Dr. Berkland, I received a call it was FLINT asking for me. I did
not want to talk to him. Katrina told him I was down the street. Afterwards Katrina went
home for a spell.
When everything calmed down Teia, my daughter was as serious as a heart attack when she
asked me to sit down; she had something to tell me. It has always been a mystery for years,
ever since Friday 13, March 1998. Teia wanted to tell what she saw and heard at the hospital
Call for Volunteers to Serve on Walton County Coastal before Dave took her home. I listened and was in shambles. Later, Teia wrote a letter and
Dune Lake Advisory Board recorded her experience.
Its easy to volunteer. All you need to do is complete a Walton County June 07, 2004 Dr. Berkland received a letter from the Parks Funeral Home in Summerville,
Sc. on the subject of the disinterment of Cody. I met Dr. Berkland in front of the Pensacola
Volunteer Application, provide a brief background of your experience and
indicate which Board, Commission, Council or Committee on which you Court House onBaylen St . The letter was addressed to Dr. Berland. I was told his name was
would be willing to serve. (* indicates an annual Financial Disclosure Form B-e-r-k-l-i-n by Dr. Nicholson, whom referred Dr. Berkland back in 2002. I questioned Dr.
must be submitted to serve) Berkland about the spelling of his name. He stated, They can call me whatever they
Public participation in government is at the heart of democracy. A great way wanted. insinuating, it was just a simple mistake, a typo. He was acting a little shifty and not
to become part of your local government is through volunteering to serve on making much sense. The letter stated (both) parents of Cody Helderman needed to sign for
the disinterment, reinterment. Dr. Berkland was signifying me to get the father of the babys
one of the Countys many advisory Boards, Commissions, Councils or
Committees. These volunteer opportunities allow all citizens to become signature by hook or by crook. With the risk that was involved by this exhumation of Cody, I
engaged with local government and provide advice and recommendations knew that getting the signature of the F.O.B. Wilber Davis Marsh Jr., A.K.A. Dave was
from a citizen perspective to the Board of County Commissioners. unthinkable. On the other hand, I looked-into the regulations and found that to be fictitious. I
Walton County citizens can volunteer to serve on any of the County Boards, did not need the signature of Dave after all. Accordingly, On June 18, 2004, I had the order
for disinterment signed for Parks Funeral Home in Summerville, Sc. with the aid of Bayview
Commissions, Councils or Committees listed below:
Memorial of Pensacola Florida. Afterwards, I was waiting for the transit order to be signed
Affordable Housing Committee / Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Committee
Code Enforcement Board* / Contractors Competency Board / by a Judge.
Design Review Board* / Library Advisory Board / Planning Commission* My purpose is to get public awareness for my story and if someone has more information or
Public Safety Coordinating Council / RESTORE Committee / TRIUMPH just wants to help, Ill appreciate it. If you want more information about my cold case, there
Committee / Zoning Board of Adjustments* are a lot of article around the internet. Check Youtube as well.
Hardcopy applications can be found on the County website at http:// For any questions, or if you want to contact me, you can write me
Online applications can be completed at on
Hardcopy applications can be dropped off at County Administration at 76 N.
6th Street in DeFuniak Springs, or faxed to 850-892-8454.

Magnolia Tribe Chiropractic

17287 US Hwy. 331 Morgan Lightsey-Santos, DC
Freeport, Florida 32439 Chiropractic / Owner # 850-312-9573
Mission: Helping people become the Best version of themselves.
Grand Opening
Ribbon Cutting DEC. 7th, from 4-7pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc. Page 7

Happenings in DeFuniak Springs

Thompson inducted into USM Hall of Fame
By Ron Kelley

James H. Thompson, Ph.D., owner and CEO of Healthmark Re-

gional Medical Center, was recently inducted into the University
of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony
was held at the Thad Cochran Center on the university campus in
Hattiesburg on Oct. 13, 2017.
For 53 years, James Thompson has owned, managed and devel-
oped hospitals, home health agencies, physician office practices
and durable medical equipment companies. He also has experi-
ence in consulting for teaching and non-teaching hospitals in the
public and private sectors.
Thompson has been extensively involved in the development of
facilities, including functional design, space programming, de-
partmental layouts, equipment specifications and construction
He is a 1958 graduate of Mississippi Southern College, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administra-
tion. In addition, Thompson earned a masters degree in hospital administration and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health Facilities Management.
Thompson is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He served as Preceptor and Adjunct Professor for the education of graduate students in his profession. Thomp-
son also served as chairman of a school board (K-12), hospital boards, civic and industrial boards and a mental health association. He is also a U.S. Air Force veteran of the
Korean War.
Thompson is a Life Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (LFACHE) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH-England). In service to
The University of Southern Mississippi, Thompson has been a member of the Business Advisory Council for the College of Business, the Deans Council for the College
of Health and the Department of Athletics Circle of Champions. He also served as president of the USM Foundation and is a Presidents Circle member of the Founda-
tions Honor Club.
Thompson has been the recipient of many honors and awards for his leadership ability and accomplishments in management. Thompson is partially retired. He and wife,
Mary Margaret, reside in Milton, Florida.


You are hereby notified that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Public Workshop on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM. The meet- Crazy Carls LLC. On Hwy 83N
ing will be held at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, located at 31 Coastal Centre
Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
The purpose of this meeting is to hear a presentation from
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Jay Liles with the Seaside Institute regarding the 30A
mobility update (multi modal transit system)
Call: 850-951-2525
Please be governed accordingly.
Walton County adheres to the American with Disabilities
Act and will make reasonable modifications for access to
the meetings upon request. Please call (850) 892-8110 to
make a request. For hearing impaired, please call 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD), 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE).
**** 20 years same Location *****
Requests must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to allow time
to provide the requested services.
Golf cart repair and conversions
Have you ever been to EDs Tasty Freeze in DeFuniak?
Service sales Parts
You must try one of the Best Burgers around.
The menu of items vary so much and it all all models, fast affordable repair
tastes so great. Come taste for yourself!

(From Combo meals to Dinner Menu) fleet service

Located at 1324 US Hwy. 90 West in DeFuniak Springs pick up and delivery
Call 850-892-5839 or 850-892-7963 available
OPEN: Mon Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon.
The Emerald Star News is out front too!
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Thursday, November 16, 2017 The EMERALD STAR Inc. Page 9
Letter to the:

Dear Editor,
As many of us have read your story
Marx Coastal Optical
about your home and the lack of help IN FREEPORT
from the Law here. Have you went
above the county for assistance?
This place needs an overhaul from its Alaqua Animal Refuge (HWY 20, across from Franks Cash & Carry)
slow moving system of justice for us
Pet of the Week Sochi Accepting: VSP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Davis Vision,
victims told to leave our homes from Aveis, Eye Med (we accept most all insurances).
based on information of a Lie?
They should research the details more in Sochi is a 3 1/2 year old female Catahoula/
depth before a Judge renders anything! Lab mix. This sweet girl came to the refuge DESIGN YOUR NEW LOOK TODAY!
originally after having been left at a gas
What a disgrace this county Lawmen
have been for too many years now. station. She found a home, but is back with SEE better & FEEL better NOW
Steven Hawthorne us due to unforeseen circumstances with her We can use your old frames and make new lensesOr take
Thanks for sending in. Yes I have went adopter. your old lenses and place in new frames. Sunglasses too.
way beyond this county for information Sochi is such an
amazing and
Custom Lenses of any style, made on Location!
and help.
Strange, how a simple filing of a theft is sweet girl who is
Set your appt. for EYE EXAMS available on Wednesdays with Dr. Evans
NOT followed up on by any Deputy in just looking for
this county. Still to Date! her next family to
UPDATE: I took it upon myself to call her own. Same Day Service -in most cases
She is full of
search my stolen Dog. Walton Co.
energy and love.
& great quality customer service!!
would not report my dog as stolen?
***They located my Dog yesterday, in Sochi is very
affectionate and
cold and snow in Colorado!!!
Abandoned by my Son and the guy he would love to be 271 Hwy. 20 Suite C Office# 850-880-6778
moved with back in June. an only dog so that she can be the center of
attention. She is great on a leash and sleeps
OPEN: Mon Fri 9-5...Wed 8-5
Thanks Walton County for NOT
helping me recover my Therapy Pet! through the night. Sochi knows her basic
Along with all of my personal property commands but is ready to learn more. You dont have all the time
from Freeport has been stolen by Jim Come meet this sweet girl today! in the World!
and LeAnn Horn (now to be in Quit making reasons NOT
Arkansas)? Many tips has come Sochis adoption fee is $150 which includes to do what you always
forward and the case is only getting her spay, microchip and current vaccines. If wanted to do...
more serious as we locate them as well. you are interested in her, please fill out an ADVERTISE WITH US!
Anyone needing some extra holiday application online at
cash? Tell us information to locate and adopt/apply/. Then come to meet her!
charge Horns for Grand Theft Auto.
(They can run but cannot hide)!
Reward still of $5000.00 for details!!!

Dear Editor,
Please help us in the Portland area.
Id ask you to print this for maybe we
can get a solution.
Why has the County taken over a church
where we could gather for family
gatherings on the weekends, now we
cant? This is wrong!!!
How can they take away our Public
church and its use?
Fred Bishop Amber Lowe
graduating Nursing School
Dear Editor, (Daughter of Marc & Carol Mclendon)
This newspaper gets people talking! I Amber has 4 sons Zack, Eli, Colton & R.J.
hear so much that people talk about what
you printed or even said to mention in Happy Birthday!
your editorial. Abby Lowe- age 12
Personally, I love it!
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Give those skating away on our tax
Love You, Granny & Papaw
dollar something to check themselves
on. Too many here in Walton county
have stretched the positions they hold, to
outrageous tactics to get their way in the
Do you have a business?
meetings hidden from the Public? Lowest Ad Rates in Walton
Please put your papers back in S.Walton county! Jump on board now!
Annex! Jones cannot tell Deputies to Wed like to see you advertise
throw out FREE public services. with us! Call 850-585-0262
Robert Townsend III
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Health Post Why military men truly are a

George Roll P.A.-C

Seagrove Medical Clinic

Band of Brothers!
Call # 850-231-6200
Walk-ins and Appt.s
Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is
Send health questions or
comments to: P.O.Box 1133
presently the largest Military Complex in the world and
Freeport, Florida 32439 encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval
Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army
Definition of High Blood Rangers. My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of
Pressure Drops Eglin AFB. Most folks in the USA don't live in a Military Town,
with lots of guys in uniform walking the streets and jets
Nearly half of all adult Americans will ESPN failed to show this on TV on V-Day. overhead daily. They go on with their lives unaware of what a
be considered to have high blood
Military Town is all about.
pressure under new guidelines issued by the nation's top heart health organizations.
The new guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 high blood pressure to 130/80,
down from the previous level of 140/90, according to a joint statement from the American And that's OK but I want to share with you what it's like to
Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. live in a Military Town. We see guys in uniform all the time, we
Further, the guidelines also call for more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure, asking have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby
doctors and patients to set 130/80 as the new goal of therapy. all day long. We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and heart failure.
But the guidelines also press for more judicious treatment of high blood pressure -- sometimes F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house and we read in the local
called hypertension -- and an emphasis on lifestyle risk factors. Prescriptions for blood paper, some times daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of
pressure drugs are not expected to leap under the guidelines, experts said. The two heart our own in combat in the Middle East.. And that is what brings
organizations announced the new guidelines Monday at the American Heart Association's me to the reason for this email.
annual meeting, in Anaheim, Calif. The guidelines were last revised in 2003. This change
means that 103 million Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure, or about 46
percent of the adult population, said Dr. Paul Whelton. That's a 14 percent increase from the Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family
previous guidelines, under which 72.2 million Americans (32 percent of adults) were and was a Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces
considered to have high blood pressure. stationed here in the Fort Walton area. He was killed on April 8,
The latest medical evidence has proven that people with blood pressure in the 130-139 range 2017, while fighting Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. In
carry a doubled risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure, compared to those
January of this year, he was deployed for the second time to
with lower blood pressure, said Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa, a member of the clinical guidelines task
force. Afghanistan. He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he
Previously, those people were considered to have prehypertension, but not actual high blood would be home for her High School Graduation. He didn't make
pressure. it. But she went to graduation anyway. And in the audience were
"By incorporating the latest science, we recognize the risk is doubled," said Cigarroa, chief of eighty (80) US 7th Armed Special Forces soldiers from her
cardiology and clinical chief of the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health &
Science University, in Portland. "This now allows 14 percent of our population to understand
dads unit in full Parade Dress Uniform.
that's a call to action. We have to empower them with the tools to make a difference."
Normal: Less than 120 systolic pressure (the top number). Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them,
Prehypertension: 120 to 129. as well. And as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to
receive her diploma THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP. And
Stage 1: Systolic between 130 and139.
when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED,
Stage 2: Systolic of 140 or higher.
Systolic pressure is the amount of pressure in your arteries during contraction of the heart
muscle. The new guidelines "take advantage of evidence almost up to the minute, so they are attendance then stood up and cried and cheered. Octavia had
very current." graduated and yes she had lost her Dad but she had 80 other
DADS to stand there with her and take his place. I just wanted to
share this moment with you and remind you that THIS IS
This photo is from
the Football game
last Sunday Night. the real America we all love and I'm proud to be part of
ESPN did NOT it. May God bless our men in uniform and their families who
show all the fans give so much. (Take a second to pass this along to someone you
turning over know. It's the least we can do for Octavia and SSgt Mark
colored cards to
DeAlencar, 7th Special Forces, United States Army.) And these
make the view
from the sky do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, punk sports figures
amazing. who are so proud of their juvenile take-a-knee crap WOW!
The NFL might
have plenty of
ungrateful players
but the Fans
showed who they
most Love and
that is American
Pride runs deep!
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Classifieds that are interested in entering a
decorated Christmas Tree in the
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Advertising space is available Are you in FREEPORT?
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SWFD Home for the Holidays Program 2017 Pool tournaments on Thursday sides, metal drop down rear. 9pm. and continue on Sunday Dec 3rd
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For the 8th consecutive year the South Walton Fire The LUCKY STAR BAR Community Center. Entrants will need
District will be offering free transportation (on a to furnish their tree and decor. The set
space available basis) to local residents in skilled Karaoke weekends @ 9pm Handymen up of trees will be Wednesday
nursing and adult living facilities. This "Home for the Just North of the Anchor Fountain Nov.29th to Friday Dec 1st. Take
Holidays" program provides residents an opportunity past Freeport Caf, turn right. Available down and removal will be on Monday
to be at home with family members to celebrate the Dec 4th. Each tree needs a
:Wanted= to help folks theme. Visitors will vote on their
holidays. SWFD will provide transportation originat- Are you up in DeFuniak Springs?
ing in "South Walton" and ending in Walton County Looking for a great BBQ dinner/date get things fixed around the favorite tree and the winner will
or within the Destin City limits on Thanksgiving Eve place? Adult Beverages, Beer, Wine. house. From repairs to new builds, receive a trophy to be presented at the
make us a list! Free estimates. end of the show on Sunday. Entry is
or Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve or Christmas Stop in @ 4C BBQ Licensed, Bonded and Insured free. Admission for the show is a
Day only, from the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Big screen TV& several other TVs
Jeremy @ 850.428.1785/ 585-0262 suggested can food item to benefit the
Any request for Thanksgiving Holiday transpor- Karaoke most every Sat. local food pantry at First Baptist
tation must be received by Monday, November Feel like shooting some Darts? Church in Freeport. For interest and
20th, 2017. 2person, 4person team leagues too. further information please con-
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request must be received by Monday, December or
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Anyone needing additional information or that would Specials upcoming Parties and such
like to schedule transportation, please call The South during the Holidays! Hurry up!!
Walton Fire District Communications 4C BBQ located in behind
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