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Volume: 11 Issue: 8 April 19, 2018 bi/weekly Edition

from Freeport, Florida Covering Walton County

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Inside this EDITION:

Editorial in the Wolfe’s Den… 2

Walton County Customary

Use: Where do we go from here?
…...Page 3

From One Resident, TO ALL THE

OTHERS……………...…...Page 8

For many years, Freeport, with its steamboat and schooner connections to Pensacola, and up the
Hammock Bay homes
Choctawhatchee River to Geneva, Alabama was the commercial and political hub of Walton County. The first mail under $200k coming to an end! Page 14
delivered in the county came by water from Pensacola to Freeport and an overland stagecoach route from Tallahassee
connected with steamboat service near Freeport. Most of the goods ordered from Pensacola were freighted from
Freeport by commercially operated wagon trains which followed the route leading northeast from Freeport through Lots of extra’s to make you feel
the Euchee Valley to the town of Cerro Gordo on the Choctawhatchee River above Westville. Following Reconstruc- good. Learn and feel better inside
tion (post-Civil War), the lumbering and naval stores industries became important. Mills were built along waterways
as they had to depend on water transportation. In 1918, the Valparaiso Development Company purchased land at Read what else is inside!
Freeport for the North and South Farms, planted sugar cane and shipped to Chicago.
Today, the Gulfstream Ship Building and Murphy USA dominate the original port area at the juncture of Four Mile *PLEASE TAKE JUST ONE!
Creek and LaFayette Creek at the head of LaGrange Bayou. A number of residents work at Eglin Air Force Base, as
military personnel, contractors or civil service, but the lions share work south of the Bay in South Walton County is
either in county employment, construction, or in one of the service industries associated with the tourist trade of that
area (real estate, hotels, restaurants, retail, etc.) In color online:
Freeport is literally the crossroads between North and South Walton County. It is advantageously situated and within
driving proximity to Tallahassee, Pensacola, Montgomery, Ft. Walton Beach, and Panama City. It is within an hour
of the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, the NWFL Beaches International Regional Airport, the Destin Municipal E-mail address:
Airport and the DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport. It is a half-hour drive from the beaches and golf courses of
South Walton. Freeport is a proud cooperative neighbor of Eglin Air Force Base which borders the city limits.
Freeport is a progressive small city on the verge of great things to come! Come attend any City Hall meetings. Give
your input for the upcoming future to plan ideas and prosper for within this area is very special to many of us.

‘A style of it’s own ‘ — FREEDOM OF SPEECH, Expressions

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The Editor’s Editorial
“I Tell it, as I see IT”! Views expressed in The EMERALD STAR NEWS do not necessarily reflect those of the
HOWL “The Wolfe’s Den” publisher. The staff of The EMERALD STAR NEWS pride ourselves in our efforts to
Welcome to another Edition of The Emerald Star News. I 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
hope this finds you all doing well as can be. Prayers for all of party); therefore, no responsibility can or will be assumed. 2500 copies printed bi-weekly.
us struggling to make it through each day.
I know have often spoke of the Mental Illnesses that many of us are forced to deal with,
inner demons or sadness, of being without hope. It is slowly killing thousands of people Quote of Publisher / Editor Frank Wolfe Jr.
struggling to make ends meet. Heart attacks are caused by so many different things. For the week :
the mere way you run your daily job, or business can be slowly killing you from making
your arteries hard to move blood. The stress of paying bills hits us all to some degree.
If every person
(850) 585-0262
Having a steady income is a precious commodity in this area. No good work to live on.
So many people out there lying about you, working under the table to avoid paying
who had an
Affair should
E-mail info. to:
Worker’s compensation, Ins. Etc. That in itself explains the rising cost of builder’s and
lose their job,
general contractors all around Walton County. Many scams too!
wife and family.
Seems to be a pattern forming here, from many untrustworthy people who get hired then
What is that Main Office/Sales - 850-585-0262
cause the employer problems for he was not Legal. Cash may be great without taxes but it
going to help? Contributing Editor - Ret. Col. Mark Barren
will catch up to you later, that is unless you get popped by Code Law Enforcement. They
Families and Resource Director– Bethany Phillips
drive everyday looking for worker’s without names on vehicles, ladders, trailers.
wives need to Sales & Delivery- Carol
Beware, the word is out between the 3 surrounding counties, they are here.
QUESTION: As you drive these new lanes of Hwy. 331.
deal with such Web Designer – Lee Cox
press to be kept Healthmark Post-Ron Kelley
Do you see the dangerous problem I noticed? The way the sandy dirt was graded from the
in private for it is
bike lane edge of the road, there is No SAFE Place to repair a simple Flat tire! As many of
their lives Print is made available by those Advertisers in this
you may remember we had 3 people total who died by the vehicle the tire they were
affected– NOT Newspaper! Please spread the word.
changing tipped the vehicle down on them, crushing them. How many more to come?
I see the ground is so soft for rain drainage, are we then expected to use a tire jack on an Low as $50/mo., even lower.
Cast 1 STONE?
unlevel ground and fix it? Or is this a way to force everyone to stay in cars, and be forced a
ridiculous tow-bill when millions of tourists are here? Just for a flat tire?
(Cars do have spares for a reason). So the driver can continue to carry on without an
extravagant bill and loss of time. How many car repair places and tire changers do you see
Color online:
between Freeport and DeFuniak Springs? 0. Mail invoices and other information to:
With the way the edge of the roads are, I will think twice about offering help to a broke
down vehicle, for my life would become in danger for the small amount of area to help
someone out. Maybe once a Congressman blows a tire, or a Sheriff, then probably after 10
P.O. Box 1133
deaths in 5 years some family will fight for safer space for disabled vehicles to be safely
out of the way. Some states insist you pull over to LH lane just for a ticket. Where is a safe
Freeport, Florida 32439
side for a driver to pull over safely? Just look as you drive. You better pray for some
concrete to set a jack on. And a trusting capable person who can help you.
Do you GOT NEWS to SHARE? E-mail it to us!
Safety of all drivers should be a top priority thought of when thinking of building traveling
lanes of speeding & unaware drivers. When in despair you should not become put in a Did you ever want to be a writer? Have an investigative mind?
life-threatening Situation. Cars do break down, where to go then? Here’s your chance to be recognized. You can help anonymously, like most do.
This is truly all about thinking of the future, if those who engineered and design concerned Send any and all inquiries to the address listed above.
with cost, without thinking of this becoming a tourist attraction? More bikes, paddle We have numerous contacts in Walton Co. now
boards, scooters, motorcycles and all of the teen drivers using cell phones, it must be a offering our FREEPORT NEWSPAPER,
terrifying ride for a bicyclist riding along any of the highways here. The Emerald Star News.
I know I talked about this before several times. The time has come for everyone to start Paper is FREE, thanks to each Advertiser in each Edition.
doing your homework about who you elect. Watch them as the year goes by, notice any
patterns of concern? Write those elected above them, raise the concerns for your one voice
speaks for hundreds who are scared to back up what they talk about at home. Or just to Advertising does NOT mean that people will be lining up to come see you the
bash someone because everyone else does. Please do some research of the past 5 years and next day. Unless you are offering something ‘special or unique’ that folks feel
the actions and decisions being made at our expense to the cost of damaging lives a need to have. They do NOT know what you offer, if you don’t advertise!
unnecessary. Will you fight now for 5 years from now? Or just let your kids deal with the
same system that screwed past family and friends you once knew.
From the crooked infrastructure and they way so many other elected officials across the
entire Panhandle have been aware of this corrupt system the run here in Walton.
As a firm witness to the injustices handed down by Judge’s no-concern for the family in
struggle. The children lashing out Lies to ruin families, with no care about the conse-
quences they will be forced to deal with from these sleazy tactics to kill or ruin someone.
All the players in the game played on me will be dealt with sooner or later. I am too persis-
tent and determined to settle the score. I should have done without Courts and just grabbed
my stuff, when it was visible. The Deputies have all noted all the items stolen and what
was missing from my original list of belongings. Not 1 Detective asked me, my evidence
to pursue them as it was happening. The Walton game of ‘FU’ was being played on me, by
the choice of the Deputies involved. I have every single name, each incident.
Next time, it won’t be me explaining my actions. Those who failed to uphold the Oath and
the Job (you swore)to uphold is now in question to you because ONLY YOU DEPUTIES
were the one’s with the written stolen reports list of items which I still possessed.
You explain to a Judge where that stuff is? why there was no investigation? Tell the
TRUTH as you said to me. My Boss said “screw him,” make reports disappear? Following We will make space for you to .
investigative stories here for over 10 years. Don’t anyone Dare think I will just fade away Advertise with us!
and get over the way you Deputies, Judge treated me as well as the Dr. in Jail. Your best Call Frank today. 585-0262
chance is to pay me dearly to leave, without a word, of all I discovered this year is coming! thank you for reading and caring.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc. Page 3

Walton County Customary Use: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dead at Age 92
Where do we go from here? Former First Lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday evening at the age of 92.
Martha MacCallum likened her to "a grandmother to the entire country" and a
For the first time in history, Florida’s legislative and executive branches have weighed "matriarch of a huge clan of lovely family members." The wife of former President
in on the issue of customary use and how it may, or may not, apply to Florida George H.W. Bush was in “failing health” over the weekend, according to a family
beaches. As the legislature passed and the governor signed HB 631, a clear path was statement. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her
created to determine if the public has the right to recreationally use Florida beaches. family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional
While this legislation voids the current Customary Use Ordinance in Walton County, medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care. It will not surprise those
as of July 1, 2018, it provides Walton, and all other Florida Counties, a legislatively who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health,
approved and endorsed mechanism to advance a Customary Use claim through the worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others,” the
judicial system. statement read. Spokesman Jim McGrath did not immediately expound upon
The Walton County Board of County Commissioners has instructed staff to begin the Bush’s health condition over the weekend other than to say she was surrounded by
process laid out in the legislation to substantiate a customary use claim. This will her family and appreciates the messages and prayers she received. The former
include the gathering of evidence and a public hearing to determine if such a claim is Barbara Pierce was born June 8, 1925 in New York. She married George Herbert
supported by substantial evidence and testimony. If so, the next step would be to Walker Bush in 1945. They have six children, including former President George
present the testimony and evidence to a Judge through the appropriate legal process. If W. Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and author Dorothy Bush Koch.Mrs. Bush
the Judge agrees with the County, the Customary Use Ordinance will be validated and and former First Lady Abigail Adams also hold the rare title of the only first ladies
take effect. If the Judge disagrees, the ordinance will be null and void. to be the mother of presidents. She was also the recipient of the Miss America
The following steps are clearly spelled in the legislation in order for the County to Women of Achievement award in 1997 for her longtime work in support of literacy
pass and affirm a claim of customary use: programs. "My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I
The County would schedule a public hearing to consider evidence and testimony are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a
supporting a finding of customary use of Walton County beaches. fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and
Notice of this meeting must be sent via certified mail to the owner of each parcel of literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and
property subject to customary use consideration and contain all statutory kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my
requirements. Such mailing shall be no later than 30 days prior to the public hearing. mother.," her son, former President George W. Bush said in a statement Tuesday.
At the public hearing, evidence will be presented and testimony taken supporting or
not supporting the requirements of sustaining a customary use claim. If the Board of
County Commissioners finds that there is sufficient, substantial testimony and
evidence to support such a finding they may adopt a formal notice of intent to affirm
the existence of recreational customary us on Walton County beaches.
Upon the adoption of a notice of intent, the Board of County Commissioners must file Don’t let trouble SPOIL the FUN to BE!
a Complaint for Declaration of Recreational Customary Use with the circuit court in
Walton County within 60 days.
Notice of the filing must be provided by the county to the owner of each parcel of
Crazy Carl’s LLC. On Hwy 83N
property subject to the complaint. This notice will provide a 45 day window for the DeFuniak Springs, Florida
noticed property owner to intervene in the proceeding if they so choose.
Once the above process is completed it will become the responsibility of the court,
through the appropriate judicial proceedings, to determine whether Walton County’s
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evidence meets the required burden of proof and demonstrates that recreational from simple toys
customary use exists on the parcels of property listed in the formal notice of intent. not working!
While this process may be lengthy and cumbersome, it provides the County with the
opportunity to “have its day in court”, as it presents all evidence and testimony in the
appropriate proceeding, anticipating a favorable ruling which will solidify the public’s
*Tune-ups, Oil changes & maintenance
right to use all the beaches of Walton County for recreational purposes.
*Save that headache on the water
*Avoid being broke down in the woods
Notice the flag in the back-
ground... this is Israel 2017...
Golf cart repair and conversions
Where it’s mandatory that young
People Serve in the Military and they Get READY!
are armed 24/7,
Where they Stand for their flag and Motorcycles, AtV’s Jet ski’s QuAd’s
would defend it with their lives!! The TIME IS NOW. Be ready in a few days
Where Parents teach respect and You bring it, I can Fix it….30+ years exp.
values instead of letting Disney
and X-Box raise their Children, Well worth the drive to save you MONEY!

Where the Murder Rate for the “fleet serVice too” ***pick up and delivery
whole country is a fraction of what
Nashville Tennessee is. Available OPEN: Mon –Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon.
Where They Eat Right and Don’t

Where Teachers and other citizenry WE HAVE A SOCIETY

Carry AR-15’s. PROBLEM!
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Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE Walton County Local RESTORE Committee Extends Local
The Walton County Economic
Pot 1 Funding Application Deadline
Project Meetings are Scheduled for
the 331 Economic Development Development Alliance (WCEDA)
Corridor Plan will hold its monthly board meeting The Local RESTORE Act Committee application acceptance period has been extended
on Thursday, May 3rd, 2017 at 12:00 until May 4th, 2018 for Pot 1 Local RESTORE Act Funding that will not be used as
PM at the Walton County leverage funding for Triumph.
The U.S. 331 Corridor Economic If an applicant is pursuing RESTORE Pot 1 funds for match or leverage with Triumph
Development Plan work group will Administration Conference Room
located at 76 North 6th Street, funding, that application period will remain open, with no deadline.
hold project meetings at the following Project application links are as follows:
location on Tuesday April 24, 2018. DeFuniak Springs, FL.
Application Fillable PDF -
Two or more County Commissioners Application Print and Complete -
The purpose of this planning effort is View/29651
to make land use and infrastructure may attend this meeting. These
Completed applications must be emailed to the County at
related recommendations providing a meetings are open to the public.
received by the application deadline of 4:30pm CST on Friday, May 4th, 2018.
plan for future development and to If you should have any questions, please contact Melinda Gates, Environmental Specialist,
help preserve the functionality of the Public Notice at 850-892-8108 or via email at
corridor as a viable transportation
facility. The public is invited to attend The Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary
and provide comment. Coalition will be holding a meeting
on April 25th beginning at 9:00am at
the Emerald Coast Convention Take notice that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold a
Dates: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Center located at 1250 Miracle Strip SPECIAL MEETING and a closed EXECUTIVE SESSION on April 24, 2018,
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. beginning at 9:00 a.m., immediately following the regular agenda, at the Walton County
Location: Freeport Community
Courthouse located at 571 US Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida to discuss the
Center, 16040 331 Business,
Freeport, FL 32439 The Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary
Coalition is made up of
representatives from Escambia, In Re: Brian Forehand and Megan Forehand vs. Preble-Rish and Walton County;
Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Case No.: 2012CA750
Holmes and Washington counties. The following persons will attend the meeting: the Board of Commissioners, Bill
Chapman, Cecilia Jones, Melanie Nipper, Sara Comander, and Tony Anderson; Larry
Meeting discussion will surround the Jones, County Administrator; Sidney Noyes, County Attorney; Heather R. Christman,
Choctawhatchee, Perdido/Pensacola Assistant County Attorney; and Tim Warner and Bill Warner, Special Counsel for the
and St. Andrew Bay estuary county in this case. This meeting will be recorded by a certified court reporter.
The court reporter will prepare a verbatim record of the meeting, which will be sealed
until conclusion of the litigation. The executive session is not open to the public pursuant
to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes.

Woman Partially Sucked Out of Jet When Window Breaks

Mid-Flight; Plane Lands Safely in Philadelphia
A Southwest Airlines flight landed safely in Philadelphia Tuesday after the jet violently
depressurized when a piece of an engine flew into and broke a window, a passenger's
father tells NBC10. The father, Todd Baur, said that a female passenger was partially
sucked out of the plane when the window imploded.
“One passenger, a woman, was partially … was drawn out towards the out of the plane …
was pulled back in by other passengers," he said in a phone interview with NBC10.
The Dallas-bound Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing at Philadelphia
International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after taking off from LaGuardia Airport
in New York City. There were 149 people onboard.
"There is a hole in the side of the aircraft, also,"
the aircraft controller relayed to firefighters at
the airport. Passengers shared photos of the
plane's left engine with major damage.
The engine inlet appears to be shredded with
PIZZA BY THE SLICE!! metal bent outward.
The glass of a window just behind the left wing
Hamburger Combo...Only $6.99 was missing.
16” 1 Topping Pizza for ONLY $10 One terrified passenger posted a live video to
his Facebook page during the ordeal. The grainy
footage shows a man attempting to secure his
PLACE YOUR AD WITH US! We cover from 30A, all the way yellow oxygen mask while updating loved ones
thru FREEPORT up to DeFuniak Springs along Hwy.90 and up to Hwy. 83N. following his feed.
Being that we print every other week, it does become hard to find. "Something is wrong with our plane!
Come to FREEPORT City Hall, all Libraries in the county, all businesses in It appears we are going down! Emergency
FREEPORT landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to
Lime Green Boxes, Exxon Gas in Freeport has past Editions below top rack. Dallas!!" Facebook user Marty Martinez wrote. He then added, "We are bracing for
ONLINE USERS can view all past Editions at: landing!!" The woman who apparently was pulled out of the plane is said to have been
rushed to a Philadelphia hospital, Baur said.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 The Emerald Star News, Inc. Page 5

Business Ads as
The FREEPORT POST low as $25,

Freeport Area Youth Royal Canadian Mint Salutes Falcon Lake

Sports Association UFO Incident With New Coin The Mayors Post
Russ Barley-Freeport Mayor
FREEPORT COMMUNITY OUT The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a limited- Please send any and all comments to
REACH GRILL OUT edition $20 silver coin commemorating Canada’s The
May 19th Saturday from 10am-2pm most famous UFO encounter. The Royal Canadian
To be held at The Freeport Mint, which creates Canada’s circulation and
Community Center commemorative coins, this week unveiled a glow-in-the-dark coin with Queen In regards to the Eggstravanza this past
Elizabeth II on one side (of course) and Stefan Michalak on the other. Who? weekend- the helicopter cost and the eggs are
Michalak is depicted in full color on an egg-shaped coin with a flying saucer
Items needed: furnished by Destiny Church and is no cost to the
above him. Egg-shaped coin? Full color? Glow-on-the-dark? Flying saucer? city- The playground area was full of children
Male & Female Hygiene Items
Who IS this guy? In 2017, Stan Michalak co-authored “When They Ap- playing and some of the vendors had games for
Bottled water
peared” to tell the story of what allegedly happened to his father on May 20, them to play and the kids enjoy the egg drop/hunt
Walmart Gift Cards
1967, to put him is such a mysterious state. Stefan Michalak’s hobby was and looks forward to it each year.
Gift cards for Gas
geology and he had spent that day prospecting for quartz and silver at Falcon
Chap Stick
Lake in southeastern Manitoba, about 152 km east of Winnipeg near the Aerobics- The city pool opens on Memorial day
Toilet Paper
Ontario border. According to the account, it was there that Stephan claimed to until October 1 and an Aerobics class is offered to
Baby Wipes
have seen two red, glowing, cigar-shaped objects hovering in the air. One the public at the pool beginning with the season.
Canned Food
landed near him while the other flew away. Thinking it was some sort of US Information will be posted on the website .
military aircraft, Stephan claims he sat for a half hour sketching it before
approaching it, noting the air around it was warm, it made a motor-ish noise
Hair combs
and smelled of sulfur. He said he heard unrecognizable voices inside and
CHIME IN: What is the purpose of being
Body soap Democrat? People’s family ties have forced
attempted to hail them in various languages. Wearing his protective welder
Shorts/ Shirts siblings to also become a Democrat for not to mess
glasses, he got close enough to see that the craft had a door and windows but
up the family history of reasons, why?.
no seams. He saw lights through the windows but no life. Reaching to touch it,
Sponsored by: But now all that has changed. Dem. Are fading.
he claimed the heat melted his glove. Suddenly, panels slid across the door,
The Port Ministries We see nothing favorable being offered by any
the craft began spinning counterclockwise and took off,
Flight Youth Ministries Democrat to supporting our President Trump as he
blasting and burning him with some sort of smelly gas.
Homeless & Housing Alliance needs to be called names, with the issues at hand.
According to his account, Michalak was disoriented but
Friends of FREEPORT Does anyone really care who he had sex with 10-20
managed to get back to his motel in Falcon Lake and take
Local Scout Troop 777 years ago? He was a millionaire playboy of his own
a bus back to Winnipeg, where he checked into a hospital
Freeport Chiropractic What about the Bill Clinton Scandal, that Man Lied
for burns that were in a grid-like pattern. He claimed he
just like his wife does. Saying he never touched her
later suffered from unexplained diarrhea, headaches,
at all?When it was much more risky’ and perverted.
Walton County Local blackouts and weight loss. After the story became public
The Clinton’s now frequent Orgy Island with
RESTORE Committee (pictures from a 50th anniversary story here), investigators
numerous under-age children for their sexual sick
Extends Application Deadline (including the Canadian government, according to re-
cently released documents) combed the Falcon Lake area
fantasies with a world-known pervert. But let’s
worry about Trump? No Charges of past pediphiles
and found Michalak’s glove, shirt, tools … and a 15-foot-
The Local RESTORE Act Committee wide circle burned into the ground, killing all vegetation in it. The clothing A huge group of supporters for trump has seen the
application acceptance period has last 6 Presidents be riddled by scandal. Sex is
and the circle were said to be radioactive but no cause could be determined.
been extended until May 4th, 2018. worse than selling Nuclear bombs from Hillary.
Skeptics point out that all of the burns, radioactivity and other evidence can be
Project application links are as Obama paying 40 billion to Iran for people would
duplicated by non-alien means, but psychiatric evaluations showed Michalak
follows: could have rescued?
firmly believed the encounter occurred. He never was able to convincingly
Let’s worry about Trump. All Presidents have a
prove it and died in 1999 at the age of 83, not seeing his name in the annals of
Application Fillable PDF - female to complain of being touched when they
ufo-logy as the man who proved aliens landed at Falcon Lake. flirt all along. Now wanting $$$?
However, that didn’t stop the Royal Canadian Mint from commemorating the
Trump has enough to deal with. Quit the witch-
DocumentCenter/View/29650 strange event with an equally strange coin. The egg-shaped, pure silver piece
hunt and let him settle into taking charge!
is legal tender ($20 face value but on sale at the mint website for $129.95
Application Print and Complete - USD) and comes with a black light flashlight that
activates the glow-in-the-dark features, which
DocumentCenter/View/29651 add a red and purple glow to the craft and a Emerald Coast flowers & gifts
yellow one to the blast.
Only 4,000 are scheduled to be minted.
& The prissy hen
Completed applications must be
emailed to the County at localrestore- Will the cool coin bring the aliens back to pick and received by one up? Maybe … in a movie. Does having a
the application deadline of 4:30pm glow-in-the-dark coin make the Falcon Lake 137 Hwy 20 West— Freeport
th incident any more believable? No, but it "check out our weekly Cash & Carry specials”!
CST on Friday, May 4 , 2018. definitely puts up a challenge to the U.S. Mint to
do something for Roswell.
Store hours are Mon-Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-2.
FREEPORT Presbyterian CHURCH, located on Hwy 20. Next to Frank’s
Cash & Carry. We are extending an open invitation to come to our quaint little LG Owners Russ Barley and Tim Ard, invite everyone to stop on in!
church to give thanks and praise to God. ‘Small town feel’ and children’s
services also available too. Sundays at 9am Bible study…. 4U? 850-835-5200 or 850-267-2616
10am church service. Come meet Pastor Gene.
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CANCELLED! Marvel of Flight on Saturday, April 7, 2018 Due to Weather

DeFuniak Springs Airport officials have cancelled the Marvel of Flight aviation expo
scheduled for Saturday April 7, 2018 due to weather. Officials made the decision early
Saturday morning at 7am. “We deeply regret having to cancel this portion of Marvel of
Flight,” says DeFuniak Springs Airport Director Ryan Adams. “The Saturday portion of our
two-day event brings the entire community together to see the unique vintage and modern
planes flown here by pilots throughout the United States,” he says, “and we really wanted
families and visitors to our community to enjoy this rare, spectacular display.”
The 2018 Marvel of Flight event began on Friday, April 6 with an exhibit of vintage WWII
planes providing media an opportunity to learn about the planes and their operations. Event
leaders also invited area schools to participate in field trips for special class presentations at
each of the planes and aviation exhibits. “We had a very successful day on Friday,” says
Adams. “Not only was the weather great, but hundreds of young people from our schools
were introduced to a part of our nation’s history with discussions and interactions with
skilled pilots of not only the vintage WWII planes but also the Huey helicopter and the team
which supports and promotes the historic helicopter’s operation and story.”
Event organizers are now planning the 2019 Marvel of Flight. More information will be
provided about future events at, and
All three websites/organizations also have Facebook pages for continued announcements
throughout the year. Interested pilots, vendors and participants in the 2019 program are also
encouraged to call DeFuniak Springs Airport Director Ryan Adams at
(850) 892-2000.

'It's Sad': Rep. Gowdy Hits Comey for

'Politicizing the FBI' With Release of New Book
Coulter: Cohen Raid Was Attempt By Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said it's "sad" that former FBI Director James Comey wrote a tell
-all book detailing the private interactions he had with President Trump.
Mueller to Get Trump to Fire Him In an ABC News interview and in just-released excerpts from the forthcoming book, Comey
compares the president to a mob boss and accuses him of being unconcerned with Russia's
Conservative author and attorney Ann Coulter said special counsel Robert election interference. He also recalls Trump requesting that the FBI investigate salacious
Mueller was "trying to get himself fired" by overseeing the office of Trump allegations about his actions with Russian prostitutes.
lawyer Michael Cohen being raided by federal agents. Coulter said on "Lou According to excerpts from the book, Comey also describes Trump as "untethered to truth"
Dobbs Tonight" that the probe into alleged collusion between President Trump and "ego-driven," describing his presidency as a "forest fire."
and Russia has morphed into probe into the president's alleged one-night-stand Trump took to Twitter to slam Comey Friday morning, calling him a "leaker [and] liar" who
with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. She said that fact "proves botched the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
there's no Russian collusion" and that Mueller has no case for such. He's going
for his reputation. He can't go over to MSNBC and say there's no Russian col- Gowdy said that he and Comey had agreed in the past that the FBI director must be apoliti-
lusion," Coulter said of Mueller and why the Bush-era FBI director has worked cal, and he's "really disappointed" that Comey is speaking out publicly like this.I can’t think
so intensely. Coulter added that Justice Department Inspector General Michael of anyone who has done a better job of politicizing the FBI than he has in the last 36 or 48
Horowitz, a career civil servant appointed by President Obama, is the person hours by talking about tanning bed goggles and the length of a tie. That is beneath the dig-
who deserves to most credit in the investigation. "He was the one who exposed nity of the offices that he held," Gowdy said on "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. He's obviously what people have been waiting for He added that he hopes Comey let the intelligence communities vet the book, to ensure he’s
in Washington. He's what people claim James Comey and Robert Mueller are not disseminating classified information.
[in terms of honesty]," she said of Horowitz. Lou Dobbs said Horowitz sepa- Gowdy, who is one of the few members of Congress who has read Comey's memos about
rate investigation is "straight up, stand up, yeoman's work." his meetings with Trump, is calling for the memos to be released publicly.
Gowdy said the memos would be "defense exhibit A" in any possible obstruction of justice
prosecution against Trump related to the Russia investigation.
"I think they ought to be released. I think they ought to be released publicly, but they
certainly ought to be released to Congress."
While the Opioid crisis continues to grip the
America’s Pain: The Opioid Epidemic country, those in pain watch and worry how
they’ll get help.
Cindi Scheib wanted to die.
A three-day weekend spent jumping and dancing on Labor Day 2014 had left her with a neck injury – specifically the
cervical spine – that was possibly an exacerbation of an unrecognized mountain biking injury earlier that year. To make
matters worse, her doctor performed the surgery to fix the injury on the wrong part of her spine.
Now 54, Scheib has lived with constant neck pain and other unusual sensations throughout her body ever since. These
sensations, including electrical shocks down her spine, buzzing, vibrating, burning sensations, ringing in her ears and
sensitivity to normal noises, had gotten so bad, she said, that “I wanted to go to bed and not wake up tomorrow. This life
was so bad, so horrible, that I couldn’t imagine how I was going to live the rest of whatever life I had,” says the
Harrisburg, PA, nurse.
Today, the pain may be worse than it was in 2014, but Scheib is better. She says that’s because she stepped off the well-
trodden path of lifelong prescription painkillers and took the less traveled road of pain management -- a combination of
pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments that gave Scheib her life back.
Like Scheib, an estimated 100 million Americans live with long-term pain. Since the 1990s, physicians’ go-to treatment
for constant pain has been prescription opioids, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone. CONTINUED NEXT PAGE OVER
Thursday, April 19, 2018 The EMERALD STAR NEWS Inc. Page 7

‘Happenings’ in DeFuniak Springs

Walton County Holds Public Forum and Final Strategic
Planning Meeting in DeFuniak Springs
On Thursday, April 6th, District 2 Commissioner Cecilia Jones, in conjunction with Mainstreet DeFuniak
Springs, hosted a Public Forum and Walton County Strategic Planning meeting at the DeFuniak Springs
Community Center.
The meeting began with Commissioner Jones providing an overview of the topics that would be discussed
as part of the public forum and introducing the guest speakers who were on hand.
Following the introductions, Jones welcomed Mr. Jay Evans, Executive Director for Mainstreet DeFuniak
Springs, who provided a PowerPoint presentation to the audience. Evans gave an overview of the program
and provided information to the group on the financial impact that open storefronts have on the City.
He presented information regarding what the group is currently working on and their plans for the
future. Additionally he stressed that while the program looks to accomplish some short term goals, the
group and program are dedicated to building a better DeFuniak Springs to provide for long term growth
and success.
Following the presentation by Evans, County Administrator Larry Jones addressed the group and discuss
some of the big things happening in the County. Jones began by discussion the current progress of the US
Hwy 331 expansion and the tentative completion date of late May 2018. Jones discussed the current
legislation that was recently passed in Tallahassee regarding Customary Use, and how the County is
moving forward with the process to ensure that the public has the right to access and recreational use all of
Walton County’s Beaches. Healthmark Health Matters
In closing, Jones discussed the BCCs recent action to put forth a referendum to the public on the possible Paying attention to ADHD
institution of a ½ cent sales tax. He discussed that while the BCC cannot lobby either for or against the Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the name
possible tax, they felt it was important to put the vote to the public. The tax, if instituted, would provide given to a condition that usually manifests itself in children,
and approximate $50 million over 5 years to fund countywide road, bridge and infrastructure projects. boys more than girls. ADHD behaviors can be different in boys
Jones told the group that the County is assembling information regarding what projects would be funded if and girls. Boys may be more hyperactive and girls may tend to
the tax is approved, and confirmed that the information would be available to the public prior to any vote. be quietly inattentive. The exact cause of ADHD is not clear,
Following the information from Jones, presentations were made by County Projects and Programs but research efforts continue. Signs and symptoms of ADHD
Manager, Rick Wilson, on the progress that is being made on Broadband in Walton County, Emerald Coast may include difficulty paying attention, frequently daydream-
Technical College Director, Charlie Morse, provide an update on vocational education in Walton County ing, difficulty remaining seated and excessive talking.
and Walton County HUD Director, Tom Baker, presented information on affordable and workforce ADHD can run in families and studies indicate that genetics
housing. may play a role. Most healthy children are inattentive,
Walton County Economic Development Alliance Director, Bill Imfeld, discussed the potential economic hyperactive or impulsive at one time or another. It is normal for
benefit of the expansion and widening of US Hwy 331 and the importance of infrastructure improvement preschoolers to have short attention spans and be unable to stick
in regard to sewer and water. Imfeld also discussed the importance of countywide economic development with one activity for long. Even in older children and teenagers,
and the importance of planning for future growth. attention span often depends on the level of interest.
The forum concluded with a presentation from Walton County Restore Act Coordinator, Billy Williams, The same is true of hyperactivity. Young children are
who gave an update on Walton County’s process in obtaining funding through the Triumph Board as well naturally energetic and some children just naturally have a
as the RESTORE Act. higher activity level than others do. Children who have prob-
Following the forum, the Northwest Florida Regional Planning Council (NFRPC) Team, comprised of lems in school but get along well at home or with friends are
Planning Manager Jennifer Laurent, Urban Planner Megan Polk and Public Involvement Coordinator likely struggling with something other than ADHD. The same is
Annie Walthall, presented a Walton County Strategic Planning overview. true of children who are hyperactive or inattentive at home, but
The meeting finished with a public participation interactive survey that obtained information from the whose schoolwork and friendships remain unaffected.
group that will be used to assist in the development of the Strategic Economic Development Plan for If a parent is concerned that their child shows signs of ADHD,
Walton County. While this meeting concludes the Northwest Florida Regional Planning Council’s interac- they should see their family physician to have a medical
tive data collection process, Commissioner Jones will continue to hold public forum meetings in the future. evaluation first to check for other possible causes of the child's
Additionally, the Walton County Strategic Economic Development Plan Steering Committee held a difficulties. ADHD doesn't cause other psychological or
meeting on April 9th at the Freeport Community Center located at 16040 Us 331 Business in Freeport. developmental problems. However, children with ADHD are
more likely than are other children to also have conditions such
Though the evidence that opioids work for long-term pain is lacking, Americans get more as learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, depression, manic
prescriptions for them than the citizens of any other country in the world. The prescribing epidemic has behavior or a pattern of negative, defiant and hostile behavior
led to a national crisis of opioid misuse, overdose, and death. Now, as policymakers and health care toward authority figures.
providers work to stem the tide of addiction and abuse, In general, a child should not receive a diagnosis of ADHD
patients and some prescribers worry that the changes unless the core symptoms of ADHD start early in life and create
will take pain medications out of the hands of people significant problems at home and at school on an ongoing basis.
who truly need them. Drugmakers may have zeroed in There is no specific test for ADHD, but making a diagnosis
on a target for chronic back pain and osteoarthritis pain. should likely include a medical exam to help rule out other
The FDA recently fast-tracked the drug tanezumab for possible causes of symptoms, information gathering on current
approval. Federal regulators had previously halted work medical issues, personal and family medical history, even
on tanezumab and other drugs like it over concerns school records. To be diagnosed with ADHD, the child must
about side effects. The non-opioid blocks the production meet the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
of nerve growth factor, a substance that’s needed for Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric
certain types of pain to happen. Several other anti-nerve Association. Standard treatments for ADHD in children include
growth factor drugs are in clinical trials. Seek Help. medications, training and counseling. It may take some time to
determine what works best for the child.
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EYES! They are there to arrest you, not
support or dispute unnecessary Domestic
Violence charges from a mere argument, Dear Editor,
Hwy 331 S, next to Cypress Cattle where no one was injured nor threatened. Yes, I like the way you throw the ideas and
also many answers for the general
that same Cop, (never been Married) knows
population here in Walton County.
850-583-4BBQ (4227) We also Cater! the best way to get you to convince the wife
I like how you started this and stayed
that the husband hit her so she can feel safe in
Trailermade Gulf Coast Q / Home of the Slab Wrap Like us on Facebook the house HE OWNS! No respect for the Man in Freeport. I’m sure the temptations
of the beach businesses you could
for he is bigger? Maybe the wife cheated on
make a ton of money.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am to 6 pm the man? A Deputy comes out and decides
I hope everyone who reads this
your yelling too loud for being upset and
Along Hwy. 331 S. just past Hwy20 on RH side… understands how much efforts you put
pissed off for it happened to you. Make sense?
FREEPORT”s Best Pork Sandwich, take some to the beach! into this from designing layout to
Not to me! That is this system here!
writing intriguing articles and we all
We are always looking for Advertisers. We are here to help you The same Laws that we all must adhere to love your Wolfe’s Den– Editorial.
get the WORD out! We offer the lowest prices anywhere. these same deputies have used or abused their
People help this Man out! He has
authority against you, or even swayed the lack
Print and Online is the same $$. of evidence to appear no reports were filed.
been through a tough times lately but
THE Lowest Ad Rates in entire Walton county! his desire to flourish once again and
That is them making decisions that screw you
grow staying here. There will be no
of your rights, property and dignity. They need
other who will stand up and print what
From One Resident, TO ALL THE OTHERS to enforce the Law as it is written for most of
you feel to those who need to read it.
Freeport Resident asks questions: them may be arrested for the very same crime
Just as you said years ago, when it was
(Editor’s special) they got you on. It does happen.
a time before the Deputies and Judicial
This was an exclusive Interview with just one of the 48 citizens interviews I have Is it TRUE, that once a Deputy or Lt. decides
System screwed you.
made thus far around the Freeport area alone, since my own personal ordeal over 1 how he wants to handle a situation that in 89% Fellow readers. This is a plea to all
year ago. of all instances these are then tainted and re-
businesses. PLEASE! Place an Ad.
Disclaimer: Name is changed for fear of back-lash by Deputies and neighbors written by that particular Lt. or Deputy’s
You are helping Freeport and all of us
involved. decision? Look how each one of you have been
who leave here, a voice in hopes of
The evening was around the week of Xmas in Black Creek area near the Outpost lied to by the Law, saying the other Party isn’t
changes to include the future children
Biker bar. (There is a road prior to reaching the Outpost on the left and it’s called telling the same story, to coerce someone to
of this area.
Phillip’s Drive). The endless harassment by County officials and Cops. telling Lies on the other trying to save their
ass. Which the Cops lie, say telling the truth Ret. AF Col. Benny
Sam and his wife have been disturbed for several years over the lack of care to Dear Editor,
citizens near the scene whenever the Deputies have made a more of a dramatic helps but you still do the same time, the same
I begin to wonder how many people of
scene several times on our road, amongst our neighborhood. probation no matter what the Cop on the scene
the north side of this County are truly
Without the name being given a current female Deputy and her Husband soon to said. Its not a fair system by far.
concerned in making a change in the
be promoted to Sheriff, (rumor has it), live as close as to being a neighbor to this All of this is pointing to the fact that until you
Courts and Jail system of corrupt
street. Sam tells The ESN, that there was a young man dead, found in his bathroom are forced to deal with a decision that a Deputy ways?
they was told. They had us lock down in our house, almost 4 hours with all these ( a servant to the Public) decides to not go the
People in S. Walton only care about
guns drawn. No one felt safe to go outside. distance, for a superior told him not to?
how much Beach they can claim as
Sam asks why? Why so many Deputies needed, for a death with their guns drawn? That too is a violation of your civil-rights. NOT COUNTY. Isn’t there a Law
Why were there no reports to the media or even TV news of this incident? Point being brought up several valid concerns.
about signs too far down the Beach?
Suspicious. Many show-up then scatter like flies just as fast. There have been so many instances of
With the proposed and signed
Doesn’t any of us Citizens of the County deserve better answers for even some suspicious people, drug dealing all within a
Veteran’s center coming near I-10 and
Comfort and to feel safer, by those Deputies? Why not? No reports or News? block of 2 officers and nothing has changed,
Hwy 331. Does anyone think that
After all that time nervous and on lock-down. The Deputies seemed to be on cell the neighborhood still hides in the dark. We all
intersection can handle such caos?
phones for the next 20 min. then poof, all the cars take off into the darkness. know and witnessed shady handlings with the
Future planning 20 years ahead is
Not one Deputy explained to any of us neighbors the truth, or to ease our worry for way the Deputies impound a residence, destroy better than these lane closures and
we was concerned if there may be more trouble to be had? It was a very sad property, fearing children.
situation, but to what help to ease the innocent people nearby, did any Law Mostly not necessary. Ruining lives for a joint?
Just like the Cops who shot a man welding a Patricia Kenny
Enforcement offer? NONE Dear Editor,
These Deputies scare the hell out of our neighborhoods without any prior screwdriver towards them. SHOT 5x to death!
It was a pleasure meeting you last
assistance to warn us of the upcoming siege or drug bust or whatever. Yard to Yard I thought Cops have tactics, no one tackled week. I like the way you have desire
Guns drawn, children crying, dogs barking. Risk innocent people for a drug dealer? from behind, no on jumped his back, no they to make an impact here by standing up
These are the same Deputies who are going way beyond their training abilities to use lethal weapon, instant death for a mentally
for those who cannot afford a Legal
make decisions on the streets, whether to truly assist someone or just arrest them. Handicapped person with a screwdriver? YEP.
Only a Judge and or an Attorney has that much Legal Power bestowed upon Another teenager was shot to death for he had
Those of us who have been stole from
them, only in a court of Law! What gives these young untrained, unskilled Deputies his cell phone and 911 was talking. He didn’t by our kids or thieving neighbors just
the right to decide to arrest you, or assume that you may have mental Issues. put it down on time. Guess what? 6 shots dead.
as you have. We need an avenue to get
Without any life experiences to handle such people. But then if so, they will treat Cops are jumping to the Gun when they should
the discussion out there.
you as if you are a Meth-head. No prescribed Drugs to keep you alive once you are have brains to unleash pain without excessive Does anyone really care enough to
in Jail. Have they been trained for Mental Illness and PTSD? Doper’s get Tab’s? force to death. Does anyone agree?
protest or even sign a petition for
All that from a possible 19 year Old Deputy? Your life is screwed not helped. Write in to the Editor. I asked him to collect all
changes for our future?
How many classes of psychiatry has any of the street Deputies had to prepare to your comments for we must know how we
Write-in to the Editor NOW!!!
understand rage or the difference of a Mental illness occurrence? Maybe 1? CAN WE MAKE CHANGES? Yes, decision
John Handler
Enforce the Laws as written. Quit questioning the words as they are written and on how to interpret the Judge’s Order. Do you
decide what part you choose to enforce! You DO NOT DECIDE who is guilty but want your kids and their kids shuffled away,
possibly die and be put to shame or ruin from a I want to Thank you all for all the
you certainly arrest people based on assumptions or even false Lies to have a e-mails and comments via phone of
probable cause appear enough for a Judge or DA to sign? That too is one sided. If Deputy’s desire to not do their Job at all? Not
encouragement. It is heart-felt to
the deputy or above has it in for you? Forget it. You have to go through like a cow even a report to follow-up with? know so many of you care and enjoy
to slaughter as your life soon falls apart, you do time, then probation. Does anyone This crap in this system will not CHANGE for the work I offer to the Public. Let’s
think your same Job will be waiting for you? Now a record keeps you from work. a better way is out there. Sam Wiley Coyote
all chip-in, talk to advertisers NOW!
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Health Post Advertising space is available A history of Decca / London Records by Bob P.
within this newspaper! 585-0262 A music industry insider in the 1960’s through the 1980’s, now retired.
The following is during his time at London Records.
Vaping Is Dangerous, but Many Just Don't Care An Englishman named Sir Edward Lewis was one of the pioneers in the creation
of "radar". He formed a company called Decca Radar and his equipment dominated
One popular product contains about as much nicotine as a pack of the market for years.
In the process he discovered that he could record sound with better fidelity than
cigarettes. was currently available in the market. Being a classical music fan he formed a
Justin Olsen doesn’t have any interest in cigarettes.
company called Decca Records and began recording classical music with what he
But the 18-year-old Georgia resident loves vaping. Olsen estimates he vapes every day
called "Full Frequency Range".
and takes about 20 hits an hour. While cigarette smoking rates among teens have
Decca was distributed world wide. However, at the outbreak of WW-II English-
dropped over the last few decades, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) -- also
men were encouraged to divest themselves of their foreign holdings and devote
called vaping -- has risen in this age group. Surveys show that many teens don't know
their assets to England. As a good Englishman, Sir Edward did that and sold Decca
about the dangers of these products, and a few popular vaping trends could increase the
Records US. to a guy named Jack Kapp. Kapp had great success during WW-II
risks even more.
with Decca US with artists like Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, and the Andrews
One of the most popular products among teens -- a flash drive-shaped system called Sisters etc.
JUUL -- contains roughly the same amount of nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. After the war Sir Edward offered to buy the Decca name back but Kapp had such
In the 2 years since JUUL was introduced, it has captured almost half of the entire success with the label and his contracts with his stable of artists would have been
e-cigarette market. And that worries some researchers. "Everything is different about upset, so he declined to sell Sir Edward the Decca name.
JUUL -- the shape and design of the product. It's smaller and can be hidden in the In order to release his European Classical properties in the US Sir Edward had to
hand. It looks like a high-tech device," says, Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, who create a US label...and that's how LONDON Records came to be.
has studied e-cigarette safety. "We know that it contains a really high concentration of Sir Edward was never interested in the pop product. The success of the Rolling
nicotine. It's a few times higher than what we see in other e-cigarette products." Stones and Moody Blues in the US meant nothing to him. He was only interested in
In 2017, nearly 30% of high school seniors said they'd used e-cigarettes. the classical product which was why, until his death; no classical pieces were cut
Many kids start vaping even younger. Although laws prohibit kids under age 18 from from the catalogue. We carried 3000 classical titles including the collected
buying e-cigarettes, nearly 10% of eighth-graders and 14% of 10th-graders said speeches of Winston Churchill.
they've used these products. Olsen started vaping when he was 17. “I think it was in Sir Edward's biggest success was in spending $200,000 to record the first
the summer of 2017,” he says. “I was at my friend’s house and he had it, and I started complete Wagner "Ring" cycle.
using it. And I thought it was pretty cool. We were passing it around, and I just tried (Essentially four very big operas all linked together by the same story.)
it.” “I didn’t really like getting buzzed at first -- from the nicotine. But I liked blowing Nobody else had it in catalogue for many years and it sold widely to schools and
it out of my mouth and doing tricks. Blowing clouds and stuff,” Olsen says.Teens are anybody studying classical music. It was hugely profitable.
attracted to vaping for a few reasons, says Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, a Stanford In order to retain quality records on the London Label they had to be pressed in
University pediatrics professor who's studied young people's attitudes toward England and that was the cause of some problems. For instance, we were scheduled
e-cigarettes. "One is it's cool to them. It's novel. It's high-tech and it has flavors. to release a Luciano Pavarotti Christmas album. Pavarotti was red hot at the time
The other thing is they perceive it to be less risky [than cigarette smoking]." and the album would have been a huge success.
That’s because e-cigarettes are marketed that way, she says. Seven in 10 teens say The albums were pressed in England and shipped. But the boat developed
they've seen e-cigarette ads -- often in retail stores or online. And the kind of public transmission problems and never made it out of the North Sea. It went into dry
health campaign that has warned kids about the risks of tobacco cigarettes doesn't exist dock and we lost the selling season and all the albums.
for e-cigarettes. “I’ve heard people like my friend’s mom talk about the risks of vap- I wanted to have the tapes shipped to the US and repress the album at Sterling
ing, but I’ve been kind of like, ‘Eh, it doesn’t really matter,’ ” Olsen says. “I think that Recordings in Arizona, which was one of the highest quality pressing operations in
smoking in general could be a lot worse for you than just vaping.” the Country, but I was rebuffed.
"When you talk to teens, they'll say, 'It's just vapor. It's just water,' " Halpern-Felsher What I didn't know was that the English government reimbursed Decca 22 cents a
says. "It's not vapor. It's an aerosol. And there are harmful ingredients." disc for creating work for Englishmen and the company did not want to pass on that
What's In an E-Cigarette? reimbursement. Twenty two cents doesn't sound like much in today's market where
CD's sell for $18.00 but in those days Vinyl sold for $3.98 22 cents was a
When you light a traditional cigarette and the tobacco burns, it produces toxic
huge deal.
chemicals like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which you inhale. An e-cigarette
As a side note: Early Rolling Stones were on
instead uses a coil to heat a liquid (called e-liquid or e-juice) until it produces an
Decca in Europe, which was LONDON in
aerosol vapor. The main chemicals in e-cigarettes -- including propylene glycol and Support FREEPORT’s
the US. They later negotiated a contract for
glycerin -- are technically less toxic than those in tobacco cigarettes. "But if the ‘ONLY NEWSPAPER’
their own Rolling Stones label distributed by
product temperature gets too high -- if it's overheated -- then the safe compounds start Let us get your name out
Atlantic. In one of those “music business
to decompose. And they can generate very dangerous compounds like formaldehyde,"
contract oversights” Decca/London failed to
says Goniewicz, an associate professor of oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive
specify the medium of the releases so we
Cancer Center.
had them on Vinyl but failed to secure the
A Rainbow of Flavors rights to cassettes, which were big at the
E-juice comes in a variety of flavors that make the vapor taste like everything from time. They were on Alan Klein's label
blue raspberry to cinnamon breakfast cereal. In one survey, nearly 82% of young ABKO on cassette. I'm not sure how the
e-cigarette users said the reason they vape is "because they come in flavors I like." contract went with CD's as they were just
Olsen is partial to two flavors. being introduced at the time I was there. As
“I like the flavors,” he says. “I have mango frost with menthol in it. It tastes really a total aside. London Records first CD
good, and it relaxes your throat when you inhale it. Raspberry is also pretty good. I use release was Willi Boskovsky Strauss
flavored liquid all the time.” Still Health Dangers are VER HIGH RISK for Vaping. Waltzes recorded on New Years Eve in
Vienna. How's that for trivia?
What does it matter to you, the reader?
In case you don’t know, we use the Advertising dollars to pay
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2018 Walton County = BIG PLANS!!!
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Where is your Ad? Despite Poor Markets, WALTON COUNTY TO HOST FIXED PRICE SALE AT
for you. Call us today Walton County Recycling
Program Moves Forward Walton County will be hosting a fixed price yard sale on Saturday, May 5th, from 7am
Over the past several weeks, there have been questions surrounding the recycling to 10am at the County Landfill located north of DeFuniak Springs off Highway 83
program in Walton County, specifically the recycling and accepting of certain types North.
of material. At this time, the Walton County Landfill continues to accept the same The fixed price sale may include furniture, computers, monitors, collectibles,
items it has in the past, excluding glass. antiques, beach equipment, sporting goods, tools and construction items and much
While recycling is an important part of the Solid Waste Department, items that are more. This sale does not include vehicles.
collected for the purpose of recycling are commodities, and thus affected by the Items that will be sold at the yard sale include items that the county has surplus that
commodities market. Currently the market for recyclables is down, and much of it is are no longer used or needed by the County, as well as items that are collected
due to changes in China. China is the world’s largest importer of recycled plastic, through the County’s recycling program at the landfill.
paper and scrap metal. At the beginning of the year, China placed restrictions on the The landfill gates will open at 6:30am to facilitate parking, however entrance to the
import of 24 different types of waste products from foreign countries. The restrictions sale will not be allowed until 7am.
went into full effect March 1st. These restrictions have created a global effect on the The following rules will be in place for this event:
recyclable market. The County will not be holding a pre-sale viewing.
A March 7th report on KPAX Channel 8 in Montana is a good example. “Here Items must be paid for with Cash or local check.
recently over the past year, China has reduced, restricted, limited both the types of All items will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
recyclables they will accept, and the markets have become very difficult to find a All items are priced as marked and will not be negotiated.
buyer,” said Glenda Bradshaw, General Manager for Republic Services. “So really, All items are purchased as is and contain no
one of the things we say is our ability to pick-up residential recycling, is always County liability or warranty.
contingent on having an end market for it to go to.” The downturn in the commodity All purchased items must be removed from the
recycling markets have certainly made their way to Walton County. grounds following purchase.
“Currently, we have over 50 bales of plastic stored at the Landfill and we are (Assistance with loading will be provided)
continuing to recover and bale plastic from our recycling operation,” said Billy All sales will be final.
McKee, Walton County Solid Waste Manager. “Due to the market conditions, the All items must be paid for at time of sale and
outlook for plastic is not good at this time, however, we continue to look for alternate cannot be held.
markets and are hopeful that we can find a buyer in the near future.” As reported in Stockpiling of merchandise will not be
the Orlando Sentinel, in July 2017, “Plummeting worldwide prices for recycled permitted.
aluminum, glass, paper and plastics have some Central Florida cities down in the
dumps about recycling. Orange County (recycling center) which had never charged to In addition to the County’s ongoing public
process municipal recyclables, informed cities they may have to pay Waste auction program, these fixed price sales give
Management a $42-per ton fee.” In contrast, the county charges $33.60 per ton to the County an additional to opportunity to
bury municipal waste at the landfill. offer their surplus items to the public for
A News & Observer story published March 15, shows how the markets are affecting purchase.
things in Raleigh, NC. “The City of Raleigh sent 28,412 tons of recycling to the If you should have any questions, please
Sonoco Recycling plant...year ending June 30. Last June the City received $9/ton. contact the County’s Public Information
Last month, we received $0.00,” city spokeswoman Terri Godwin Hyman said in an Department at 850-892-8155.
email. “According to Sonoco, this is likely to be the case for at least the foreseeable
future.” The market is also causing turbulence to our international
neighbors. According to a Canadian Broadcasting Company report on March 29th,
Canadian cities and counties are affected as well. “Colchester County was sending
100 percent of its film plastics to China, amounting to 600 tons per year. It has now
stockpiled 450 tones and has had to store hundreds of bales outside. There’s a concern
the material could degrade so that it could no longer be recycled.” While the
commodity markets for recyclables is trending down, Walton County remains
committed to accepting recyclables today and in the future. Per Florida Statute
403.706, counties with populations of less than 100,000 permanent residents are
required to provide residents with the “opportunity to recycle”. Counties with
populations of more than 100,000 are required to establish a recycling program with a
goal of recycling recyclable solid waste by 75 percent by 2020. Walton County
promotes recycling and provides recycling opportunities in a variety of ways and
locations throughout the County.
Class III Landfill:
Recyclable materials are pulled from the waste stream including, cardboard, lumber,
wire, clothing, scrap metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)
Cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum cans can be dropped off at the landfill
Drop off for white goods/appliances· Electronics
Brush and yard waste is processed and converted into mulch used for cover material
and erosion control. Fixed Price Sale: A wide variety of items are salvaged that are
still useable such as tools, toys, furniture, lumber, electronics, trailers, bicycles, beach
chairs, tents, towels, etc. Walton County Recycle Trailers (30 Locations):
Plastic bottles· Aluminum cans· Mixed paper · Cardboard
These materials are transported to the Landfill and are hand sorted and separated by
State inmates. The sorted material is crushed and baled for storage and sale.
Used Oil Drop Off (4 Locations): County Shop on Wood Yard Road
District 5 Road Department in Santa Rosa Beach Paxton Fire Department Landfill
Used Tires (Accepted for a fee): · Landfill South Walton Mosquito Control
Batteries: Old batteries can be dropped off at the Landfill. Batteries are collected
and sold to either a battery recycler or scrap metal dealer. If you should have any
questions about the Walton County Solid Waste Department, 850-892-8180.
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Break Up California Into 3 Traumas Beyond the Battlefield

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dino, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, Kings, He passed out. A rescue crew rushed him to a trauma hospital, where surgeons performed open-heart surgery to save his life.
Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera and Mono After the crime, Schittino, now 26, developed post-traumatic stress disorder. The old Sal, an affable young man pursuing a ca-
counties; and the 40 remaining counties reer as a psychologist, felt grateful for surviving. He drew solace from family and friends. He returned to work as an assistant in
grouped into a northern state. On "Tucker a mental health hospital.
Carlson Tonight," Draper said the "CAL 3" But a new Sal confounds him. He has cried for long stretches in his bedroom, screamed anxiously in the woods near his home,
proposal would give citizens better and struggled with nightmares and flashbacks of being stabbed brutally. His old self, he says, “cannot comprehend the level, the
representation through three smaller state magnitude of the trauma that happened.”Many view PTSD as a “wound of war,” afflicting military veterans who have been trau-
governments. "I think that these three new matized on the battlefield. But PTSD also strikes civilians traumatized by violent crime, rape, kidnapping, domestic violence,
states are going to empower people to severe accidents, terrorism, natural disasters, and other events that expose them to serious harm or death. Physical injury isn’t
realize what's possible in government," required; even a threat, like having a gun pressed to one’s body, can prompt PTSD. So can witnessing a terrifying event. For
Draper said. He argued that one state Schittino, the trauma still catches him off-guard and the narrative is still forming. Recently at work, he checked on a patient in
government for the nation's most populous her room. When she didn’t respond, he looked at her face. To his horror, he realized that she had died. “That incident brought
state has led to many problems, including everything back to the surface,” he says. “It made me think again that I almost died, and I had to deal with the fear from that.
rampant homelessness and a broken The anxiety got so overwhelming. It was like a thought of mine that I didn’t want to confront.”
education system. "The education system The woman’s death prompted new soul-searching. “I always wanted to focus on being grateful,” he says, “for still being able to
is just about the worst in all 50 states, and do so many things, for so many people around me who love and support me. I didn’t want to give space for questioning, ‘Why
it's the biggest state," Draper said. "So it me? Why did it have to happen?’ ”
really does need sort of a revamp and a But being forced to grapple with those painful questions, he says, “was a relief.” Instead of suppressing the sense of unfairness
restart. And I think this is a good start to and the terror of death, he is making his way toward a new self, post-trauma.
doing that." “I feel like I still have a lot to work through,” he says. But as a psychology graduate student, he hopes to someday help trauma
survivors and those with PTSD.

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SENT ON BEHALF OF: UF IFAS FL Motorcycle Dealer Wins

Extension Walton County Fight Over Military Flags
So here’s what we will do.
For all New 1st time businesses. After Vet's Spat With City
Let’s help our local 4-H youth by donating supplies for them to
distribute rescue packs to the community. Worker
You will receive 2 for 1 on The 30th anniversary celebration of Global Youth Service Day is
A motorcycle dealership will not be fined for
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GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one flying military flags after a warning citation from
This offer will extend until that celebrates the contributions that children and youth make 365 a Jacksonville, Florida, city employee led to a
May 30th. days of the year. GYSD is celebrated each year in more than 100 verbal altercation with a veteran.
countries, with young people working together – and with A manager at Jaguar Power Sports said in a now-
schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and viral Facebook video that Melinda Power, the
faith-based organizations, national service programs, government city's code compliance officer, issued citations for
the SUMMER of 2018 is going to
agencies, and adult mentors – to address the world’s most critical each of the flags flying outside the business.
be fast and very busy, the tourists
issues and change their communities. He also said that Power insulted a veteran in the
have already been running away
· Why: To mobilize the world’s youth to find their voice, store who was upset by the citations. According
from the cold northern weather and
take action, and impact the biggest problems facing the planet. to FOX-30, the veteran was asked by Power what
getting here early and staying
· How: Thousands of youth-led service projects to help he did for his country. The man reportedly
achieve the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. replied, "I took three bullets to the leg. I almost
· What: Impact on youth (acquiring employment and lost my life for this country. I'm retired. I'm a
leadership skills) and impact on community (achieving the veteran." Power is said to have become confronta-
Global Goals). tional and told him, "You did nothing for this
· Who: Young people, ages 5-25, regardless of their country." Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry later
said the flags will be allowed to fly and that the
How does anyone know what location, economic circumstances, gender, or abilities.
· Where: Over 100 countries on all 7 continents. city's employees are "expected to be
you can do, or what you offer. Walton County 4-H along with the other 5 counties in our 4-H respectful." Curry's chief of staff said the mayor's
office was "disturbed" by the alleged behavior of
District are joining forces on April 21st to pack as many packs
IF YOU DON’T ADVERTISE? possible during our District Showcase at the Washington County Power and the matter is being reviewed.
Ag Center in Chipley, Florida. You may drop off items at the 1. I Have directed city staff that military flags
Christie: Comey 'Would Walton County Extension Office or call 850-892-8172 for more
should be treated same as US flag. Let them fly.
I Have reached out to the business owner & will
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review employee procedures. COJ employees r
expected to be respectful of our customers - you,
If I Did What He Did Coffee the people of Jacksonville.
Bottled water
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said that
if his and former FBI Director James Comey’s roles Vienna sausage in pop-top can Hammock Bay homes
had been reversed in the 2016 election, Comey would Single-packaged nuts and trail mix
Peanut butter and cheese crackers
under $200k coming to
have fired him. Christie, who served as U.S. attorney
for New Jersey while Comey ran the FBI, pointed to Foil tuna packs (not requiring a can opener) an end!
comments Comey made in recent interviews and in Breakfast bars, cereal bars, granola bars, protein bars
his new book that his decision to reopen the Hillary Combs The email read “The time is drawing near- Schoo-
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"If I had -- when I worked for Jim, if I had said to him Deodorant but for me it signaled the end of an era. Soon you
11 days before an election that I was going to release Face towels won’t be able to find Hammock Bay homes under
information that could potentially affect the election, Hand lotion, Lip balm $200k. The new neighborhoods are reaching from
and one of the things that influenced me was polling, Soap, Hand sanitizer the high $200k’s into the $400’s and selling
he would have fired me. He would have fired me on Toothbrush and toothpaste quickly.
the spot," Christie said on ABC's "This Week" on Hair bands Schooner Landing-Is a neighborhood within
Sunday. "And it is really disconcerting to me as a guy Mints Hammock Bay being built by DrHorton, it con-
who worked with him in form and have defended him Sunscreen sists of approximately 240 homes in the “Express
on this air and other places over the years to see this Plastic utensils Homes” product line. This essentially limits the
interview and what he was saying."Christie went on to Insect repellent upgrades available to keep the building process
say that Comey is a good person and a good prosecu- Small first aid kit quick and easy, and keeping the purchase price
tor, but the "hubris" he showed with those comments Gallon-size Ziploc® bags nice and low. For people trying to stay in the
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said. "But he began to believe his own press clippings. Jena Brooks Gilmore THE CLOCK! The last homes in Schooner Land-
And it’s the biggest danger in public life. And the 4-H Youth Development Agent ing will be released in June with a September
hubris that he shows in that interview is extraordinary UF IFAS Extension Walton County completion date. Hammock Bay offers all its resi-
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