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Editorial in the Wolfe’s Den…....page 2

Full text of Trump-Kim signed

statement ……………..page 3

Why Dogs Are so Wonderful...pg 6

Is Your Workplace Making You

Fat? ……………………...Page 10

Many of us are between 65 and

death, ie. OLD…….….Page 12
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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
Hello to each of you. Thanks for picking up a copy 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
of Freeport’s Only Newspaper! Each Edition I intend party); therefore, no responsibility can or will be assumed. 2500 copies printed bi-weekly.
on writing, sharing and finding interesting News
from all over the County, and also the World. Why? Trump met N. Korea!
Just as an example, this past Edition’s cover got the biggest responses from Quote of Publisher / Editor Frank Wolfe Jr.
all across the Country, for it was sent out to media outlets who like Trump and his fan’s. the week :
We were even sent an E-mail from the “Hannity Show” of their approval and liking the (850) 585-0262
cover photo. Many of us, are Proud to Brag about our President! Even those of you think
that he is too brash, cocky or some say “an ass”. Aren’t we all, to some degree? He is still
So many visitors:
So little time to E-mail info. to:
getting a job done that many of the people of these United States desired for, so long ago.
For me it’s a sense of keeping “friends of the paper” informed enough to make a sensible
find ways to get Emerald_star_news@hotmail.com
some of that
decision about something. Or the findings that we share with you all, as the “did you
Cash Flow for
know”? Type of stories. E-mail me anytime, any topic. Want to write a column? Main Office/Sales - 850-585-0262
the Locals.
I strive to print things you won’t read about in any other Newspaper. Free to express. Contributing Editor - Ret. Col. Mark Barren
BUT it Looks as
From people’s opinion, to voicing what is on your mind. Let’s share it with others. Resource Director– Bethany Phillips
if you don’t need
You may be surprised at how many other people feel the same as you do. Locals? Sales - Carol 850.307.7016
business since we
I have always enjoyed a “good informative debate”, how about you? Let’s bring the “dirt” Web Designer – Lee Cox
don’t see an
up to the surface. Too many of you, have told me things that I know the “common public” Healthmark’s Post - Ron Kelley
would not believe. Most of whom speak are afraid to stand up and become noticed by
nor mention of
those in our local government, (especially the stories about the Sheriff Dept. here). When I Print is made available by those Advertisers in this
yours anywhere.
wrote you all about my unjust treatment by the law here, I never exaggerated one word!
Pay $750/mo. Newspaper! Please spread the word.
To know that a large group of you have been wrongfully done by the system here, up to
For LED passers
including many “questionable actions and rulings” by our County Judge’s. Say something!
File your complaints, (Bill Cosby trial). The larger number of complaints or charges of
impropriates against someone adds up to making a change. How bad do you citizens really
want change? Only by involving outside resources will this County ever be held liable for
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Just do this: Go ask a Former Deputy from Walton County, why they left the force here? Mail in anytime! Mail Ad information to:
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With so much happening in the News of the World lately. My mind continues to rummage
through what I can remember watching, to the things I would like to ask you all about.
Did you read the latest News in the “AIDS” outbreaks? The stigma that no one talks much
about is still killing millions of “untested” sexually transmitted and drug-needle users.
The famine in Africa has been devastating. If you noticed, there are TV Celebrities trying
to bring attention to some of the “horrors” behind the scenes of animals being killed. Many
other countries, such as Asia, has been killing many endangered species as a medicinal
form of remedy for decades. What can you do to save an entire breed of an animal?
Let’s go further. What can we do to save the human race? The breed that we are, when
we are born unto a race, are you as concerned about saving your own personal heritage?
Have you thought about sending off a DNA check of your ancestry? What if, what you
found out through DNA made everything you been living was a lie, a false sense of who
you thought you were, now gone? Don’t you think it would cause doubt in everything else Do you GOT NEWS to SHARE? E-mail it to us!
from then on? Would you be willing to change yourself, to what you now know as fact? Did you ever want to be a writer? Have an investigative mind?
Just this past week. Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. He was a world traveling TV Here’s your chance to be recognized. You can help anonymously, like most do.
Star, Chef, exploring strange, bizarre, cultures and foods. The rate of suicides have risen Send any and all inquiries to
over 22% in just the last 5 years. It is a growing epidemic of concern. If it isn’t to you, you We have numerous contacts in Walton Co.
may feel isolated and alone when someone you think you know, kills themselves. offering our FREEPORT NEWSPAPER
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THE “WOLF PACK”- Florida Revokes Hundreds of Full text of Trump-Kim signed statement
Did you know this? Gun Permits Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United
After Background Check Error States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit
Gun permits were revoked from hundreds of
Florida residents after the state's agricultural
President Donald J.
commissioner said that a "deceitful"
Trump of the United
employee was unable to log in to the
States of America
“background check” system.
and Chairman Kim
The state failed to conduct national back-
Jong Un of the
ground checks on tens of thousands of permit
Democratic People's
applications because of the error for more
Republic of Korea
than a year. In a statement, Agricultural
(DPRK) held a first,
Commissioner Adam Putnam said that 291
historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
gun licenses were ultimately revoked from
"A wolf pack on the move : Florida state residents.
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive,
in-depth and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the
The first 3 are the old or sick, they give the The employee responsible for the lapse was
establishment of new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and
direction and pace to the entire pack. If it was fired, according to News 6 in Orlando.
robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed
the other way round, they would be left behind, "The problem went unresolved until to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un
losing contact with the pack. In case of an discovered by another worker in March 2017
reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete
ambush they would be sacrificed; — meaning that for more than a year
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Then come 5 strong ones, the front line; applications got approved without the
Convinced that the establishment of new US-DPRK relations will contribute
In the center are the rest of the pack members; required background check." to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and
then the 5 strongest following. Putnam is running for Florida governor with
recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denucleariza-
a campaign that touts his expansion of
Last is alone, the Alpha. concealed carry permits.
tion of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un
He controls everything from the rear. In that state the following:
More than 1.9 million people are licensed to
position he can see everything, decide the 1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK
carry concealed weapons in Florida.
direction. He sees all of the pack. relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries
The pack moves according to the elders' pace for peace and prosperity.
and help each other, watch each other. Long lines, missed flights 2. The United States and DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and
I didn't know wolves put the elders of the pack stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
FIRST .... a lot of people on this planet should plague ever-growing VPS 3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK
take note... they are to be seen up front, settingairport commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
the pace and direction while enjoying the 4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA
protection of the rest...and not invisible at the As the summer travel season gets under way, remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
back of the line." It shows a deep respect. long lines and missed flights are causing Having acknowledged that the US-DPRK summit -- the first in history --
headaches for some travelers at the Destin- was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of
Signs & fencing return Fort Walton Beach Airport, commonly tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of
a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to
to Walton beaches known as VPS.
The airport, which Bloomberg recently implement the stipulations in the joint statement fully and expeditiously.
dubbed the “fastest growing airport in the The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led
Walton County’s customary use ordinance
United States,” has only eight gates but has by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level
drops off the books in 20 days, but some county
added at least 12 routes in the past year to DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of
residents have already begun reclaiming what
bring its total number of cities to 27. It has the US-DPRK summit.
they contend to be their private property rights.
seen an 18 percent increase in the number of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman
Kristy Leake commented on the public Walton
travelers so far this year, and 2017 saw an Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's
County Ideas for Visioning and Quality of Life
almost 28 percent increase in travelers from Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new
Facebook page that she was curious about
2016. US-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and the
comments she’d seen concerning “the
But it appears the airport’s rapid growth, security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.
‘colorful’ guarding of Viscaya beachfront.”
coupled with enhanced security screenings at DONALD J. TRUMP President of the United States of America
“When you walk out to the beach at this Dune
Transportation Security Administration KIM JONG UN Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the
Allen spot to east and west are no trespassing
checkpoints, has frustrated at least some pas- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
signs and fences along with walk along the
sengers who missed or nearly missed flights June 12, 2018/ Sentosa Island, Singapore
waterfront.” “The fences end at the first
because of longer-than-expected wait times.
property to the west of the access.”
Jessica Courtwright, who lives in Austin, Texas, and traveled to Destin this past weekend, arrived at VPS on Monday at
Believes the signs and fences are posted “a bit
6:30 a.m. for her 7:30 a.m. flight back to Austin. She said check-in was a “breeze,” but waiting in line at the TSA check-
prematurely” to July 1, and asked for guidance
point was a different matter.“It looked like they had two lanes, but really they were only using one,” she said of the security
on the matter. Walton County Sheriff Mike
lanes. “The line grew so long that they handed me a slip to monitor the wait times.” She said she was in the line for about 45
Adkinson, who has taken steps to alert county
minutes and was still there when her flight was supposed to leave. She thought she was going to miss her flight, but a
residents to what they can expect when July 1
woman from the airline came out and asked how many people were waiting for that flight. Five people raised their
does arrive, And while the sheriff concurred
hand.“They held the flight,” Courtwright said. “It was obvious that it was a common problem.”Okaloosa County Commis-
with the public that the person who has created
sioner Carolyn Ketchel, who also sits on the commission’s Aviation Board, said constituents have raised concerned about
what she playfully calls in her post “TRex
missing flights and longer wait times. “Having been here for over 30 years, we used to have a sleepy little airport and we
Beach” is in violation of the current county
were spoiled,” she said. “You could get there 45 minutes in advance, leisurely go through the checkout and sit in the hold-
ordinance, there’s nothing his agency can do
ing area and then board, and you had plenty of time. But people need to know that now that we have all these expanded
about it. “Technically, they cannot have those
signs and fences there, no,” “But that’s a code flights, it’s essential to get to the airport two hours in advance.”
enforcement issue and I suspect, since there are
only three weeks left until the new law goes In 1998, the airport was seeing about 600,000 passengers traveling in and out. By 2017 that number had nearly doubled to a
into effect, they’re not going to pick that fight.” record 1,134,209 passengers.
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Robert De Niro's Anti-Trump Tirade is absurd

Greg Gutfeld reacted to several recent profane criticisms of President Trump by actor
Robert De Niro. Gutfeld joked that an "elderly, confused man went missing in New York"
and was later given dress clothes and a stage at Radio City.
At the Tony Awards over the weekend, De Niro took the stage at Radio City and called
out "F*** Trump."
Gutfeld said the 74-year-old pumped his fists like he was "pushing a two-pound weight in
a Jenny Craig commercial" after speaking the obscenity.
"What a sad end for a great actor," he said, noting that he effectively got his start in
"Raging Bull" and more recently was featured in "Dirty Grandpa."
After the awards show, De Niro traveled to Toronto, Ontario and publicly apologized to
the Canadian people for "the idiotic behavior of my president." He also extended
condolences to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after Trump criticized the Canadian leader
on Twitter.
"Nobody's talking to you anymore," Gutfeld said on De Niro, paraphrasing one of the
actor's most famous lines.
Buy 1 get 1 on slices of pizza at lunch De Niro previously called Trump a "dog" and a "bulls*** artist" while threatening to
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Or substitute cheesy bread for a 5 piece hot wings. Pompeii victim crushed by boulder while
Let Jason know you saw his Ad here! fleeing eruption
Archaeologists at Pompeii have uncovered the remains of an unfortunate
man who was decapitated by an enormous rock while fleeing the volcano.
Freeport Public Library Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing many Pompeii residents and
Book Sale famously freezing them in place. This skeleton appears to be from a man who
survived the initial explosion and was fleeing the doomed city.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
A leg injury, however, may have slowed him down before he was crushed by
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
the huge stone hurtling through the air.
Freeport Community Pompeii archaeologists say the skeleton shows signs of a bone infection in his
Center leg, which could have made walking
- much less running - very difficult.
Freeport, FL – The Friends of the But it was not slow-moving molten
Freeport Public Library will be lava that killed most of the people of
hosting a summer book sale on Pompeii. Instead, a vast cloud of hot
Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. gas and fragments - called a
until 3:00 p.m. in the Freeport pyroclastic flow - surged over the
Community Center located at city, killing its inhabitants wherever
16040 331 Business. Books will they were, and burying them in ash,
be sold for $3 per bag. Bags will preserving their final moment.
be provided at the sale. Archaeologists believe it was this lethal cloud which struck their newest
A selection of DVDs and audio discovery, throwing him backwards as he turned to look at it.
books will also be available for $1 The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found on the first floor of a building,
each. All proceeds from the sale above the layer of small stones carried by the cloud.
benefit the Friends of the Freeport But the force of the erupting gas and rock also picked up an enormous rock -
Library, who provide funding for which experts think might have been a door jamb (the vertical part of a door
summer reading, special pro- frame) - and hurled it at the victim, crushing his upper body near the throat and
grams, and new materials. possibly removing his head, which is missing.
Come stock your bookshelves at a Archaeologist Massimo Osanna said the skeleton was an "exceptional find".
great bargain while supporting the Apart from the "emotional impact" of these discoveries, they allow
local community. archaeologists to study the people of the city, and even how they tried to escape
Please call the library at 850-835- the eruption of Vesuvius.
2040 or email cer- This latest discovery is part of fresh excavations in Pompeii undertaken using
caitlin@co.walton.fl.us for more modern technology.

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US woman missing after Bands of 30A June charity

'alligator attack' concert , 4-9pm June 16th The Mayors Post
A dog-walker in the US state of Florida has Russ Barley-Freeport Mayor
gone missing, and she was attacked by an The Bands of 30A hosts a charity concert from Please send any and all comments to
alligator, a witness told police. 4-9 p.m. June 16 at Grayton Beer Company, 217 The Emerald_Star_News@hotmail.com
The 911 caller said the reptile dragged the woman Serenoa Road in Santa Rosa Beach.
into a lake in the town of Davie, 25 miles (40km) This event marks the fourth concert put on by the
north of Miami. Bands of 30A, an organization designed to bring Greetings from the Mayor’s Office
Local media report officers found a dog on a local musicians together to support meaningful
leash but no signs of the woman at Silver Lakes charities. Bands of 30A has chosen Westonwood Summer is here, and the city pool has been very busy, if you have not
Rotary Nature Park. Ranch as the beneficiary to this concert. had the opportunity please drop by and see all the upgrades to the
State wildlife Westonwood Ranch offers a unique learning pool area, information on the fee rates and times of operation are on
officials are curriculum to improve life skills and vocational the city website and the Freeport Parks and Recreation Facebook
now hunting for skills to young adults with Autism Spectrum Page.
the alligator. Disorder (ASD). The city council voted at the last meeting to reduce the number of
The woman has The concert lineup begins with TK and Duke required board members to be present at the Planning Board Meetings
yet to be Bardwell featuring Mark Gillespie at 4 p.m., to have a quorum. They also directed the city attorney to construct a
identified. followed by Max McCann Band at 5 p.m., A Developer Maintenance Agreement for water/sewer addressing
"Divers are Songwriters Round with Q’werty, Mel Knapp, developer maintenance/city maintenance. The city council also voted
searching," Davie Police Maj Dale Engle was and David Chastang at 6 p.m. Spanish Fly starts to go ahead with the Forensic Audit Letter of Engagement with the
quoted as saying. "Her dogs won't leave the pond. at 7 p.m. and Forrest Williams Band closes the company Marcum LLP and The Welcome to Freeport Signs have
One of her dogs got bit by the gator." Neighbors concert out at 8 p.m. been approved and will be erected in the very near future as the
told local media that they have seen children Seagrove Beach Catering will have dinner plates engineering department is finalizing the requirements.
swimming in the lakes. available for purchase, 30A has provided wine The columns in the triangle/fountain have been removed and a public
"I saw the gator yesterday, it responds in a natural and Grayton Beer Company will serve their ice workshop is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday June 12, for ideas and
way. "It's sad to hear someone got hit by the cold brew. Shore Thing Cigars will be set up on discussion on how to move forward with the project and the public is
gator." The reptiles are "opportunistic feeders" site, perfect for Father’s Day weekend. Donations certainly invited to voice their opinions and there will also be a
that live in all of the state's 67 counties, according from area businesses including a fishing charter, a meeting at that time to discuss the Branding of Freeport and to review
to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation bonfire and more have been given as raffle items some options that have been presented.
Commission website. to help raise money for Westonwood Ranch. A joint meeting with the County Commissioners, the City of
It is not uncommon for alligators to be removed Concertgoers are asked to make a $10 donation to DeFuniak Springs and the City of Freeport will be held on this
from householders' swimming pools, but their enjoy the entire evening of music. Kids under 12 Wednesday June 13th at 9:00 am for discussion of the corridor
attacks on people are rare. are free. Donations may be made at the event or infrastructure along highway 331.
ahead of time on www.Bandsof30A.com. The Heritage Museum has been open each week, but additional
Event is open to the public and family friendly. volunteers are needed to operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
Guests who purchase an official Bands of 30A please give city hall a call and speak with Barbara Moore to sign up as
cup from the donation table can take advantage of a volunteer. The Summer Break Spot Program for Kids and Teens is
discounted drink prices. being held at the Freeport Elementary School, FREE nutritious meals
In its first three charity concerts in September and are available to kids and teens and under 18 during the summer break.
December 2017 and March 2018, Bands of 30A Lunch is served from 10:30-12:00 and snacks from 12:00 (noon)-
has raised more than $20,000 for charity. 1:00 – drop by if you are in need for a nutritious meal.
For more information about the Bands of 30A and The Okaloosa/Walton Council on Aging is working on a program for
the June 16 concert, visit www.Bandsof30A.com, seniors in our area to bring information to them on subjects that may
follow the Bands of 30A on social media, e-mail be of interest, we will keep you posted as things develop.
bandsof30A@gmail.com or call 850-797-9714 The city elections are one month away, please exercise your right to
vote on July 10th.
As always, any questions, comments or concerns please
give me a call- 850-835-2822.

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The Walton County Environmental Department will be hosting the Third (Final) Coastal
Dune Lakes Environmental Assessment Stakeholders meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
from 1:00-3:00 PM at the District Five Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 70 Logan Lane in
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The Coastal Dune Lakes (CDL) provide the County and its residents a unique environmental
resource for recreational and residential activities. The County seeks to carefully balance
human activities with impacts to the CDLs. The consulting team of Jones Edmunds &
Associates, Inc., Janicki Environmental, Inc., and Frydenborg Ecologic, LLC have conducted
a study of potential human impacts on CDL ecosystems. The study examines and reports on
the degree of current impact to the CDLs and how future land use changes could impact the
lakes. This will be the third of three stakeholder meetings to be held as part of the study.
The stakeholder meetings are intended to share project findings and solicit feedback from
Two or more Walton County Commissioners may attend.
These meetings are open to the public.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or commissioner of
any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal
corporation, or other political subdivision, which has scheduled a meeting at which official
acts are to be taken receives, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, a written request by a
physically handicapped person to attend the meeting, directed to the chairperson or director of
such board, commission, agency, or authority, such chairperson or director shall provide a
manner by which such person may attend the meeting at its scheduled site or reschedule the
meeting to a site which would be accessible to such person.
In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, all persons are advised that, if a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
Melanoma and Thyroid Cancer Survivor appeal is to be based.

Has Inherited Syndrome Why Dogs Are So Wonderful

Looking back, melanoma and thyroid cancer survivor Kristin Anthony can They come running to greet us when we are home. They sit beside us (or on us…) when we
spot the symptoms of Cowden disease she had as a child. They included watch t.v. or cuddle up with a book. They bring us a ball because they want to play. They bark
growths in several places on her body, a larger than average head size, and at squirrels and birds to protect us. They look at us with beady little eyes, and we wonder what
frequent respiratory infections. Cowden disease is a type of PTEN hamar- they would say if they could talk. They are the best help in the kitchen. They never leave a
toma tumor syndrome (PHTS) caused by a mutation in the PTEN gene. crumb behind. We laugh at them when they get so dirty in the yard and then come back inside
PHTS raises the risk of developing certain types of cancer, including skin, with a guilty demeanor, knowing they are going to have to take a bath.
thyroid, breast, endometrial, colorectal, and kidney. The gene mutation is But the most wonderful thing about having a dog is that they love unconditionally, with no
inherited. People who know they have the syndrome, which can be detected expectation that you will love them back. They have the most loyal and genuine hearts.
through a blood test, may choose to get extra screenings that can find cancer
earlier, when it’s less likely to have spread and more likely easier to treat. As They will always love you. When they are
she entered her 30s, Anthony began to find lumps in her breasts, which led sick, they will love you. When they are tired
to many mammograms, call-backs, and biopsies. She began to worry she and sleeping, they will love you, wagging
was following in the footsteps of her mother, who had twice survived breast their tails in their sleep. When you get home
cancer, first in one breast, then the other. Then, in 2010 at age 36, Anthony from work late, they will love you. When you
was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was successfully treated with sur- have had a terrible day, they will love you.
gery. “I had a heart tug and thought, ‘This is not the end of this,’” she said. They have so much capacity to love.
“I started asking questions.” Anthony began searching on the internet for a
connection among her health problems and found out about PHTS.
Understanding Intent
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‘Happenings’ in DeFuniak Springs

WALTON TO HOST Walton County Homeless Veteran’s
DIABETES PREVENTION - 5 vouchers available
PROGRAM CLASSES The Walton County Housing agency and the Veteran’s
Affair’s office in Walton County currently has 5 vouchers
FREE TO PUBLIC dedicated for homeless Veteran’s living in Walton County.
WHAT IS THE DIABETES Veterans applying for this assistance must be currently
PREVENTION PROGRAM? receiving medical assistance from the Veterans
Administration and be classified as homeless.
The Prevent T2 program is a CDC- For additional information please contact Kerri Aplin with
recognized research-based lifestyle change the Walton County Housing Agency or Mark Kelly with
program that helps individuals with the Veteran’s Affair office at 850.892.8140
prediabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
In our classes we focus on providing the
tools and information to help our DARK TINTED WINDOWS
participants lose weight and become more A man was arrested on drug charges after police pulled him
active. It is not a “quick fix” class or a fad over because his window tint was too dark.
diet, but truly a lifestyle change. The CDC According to a report from the Walton County Sheriff’s
has found that prediabetes can often be Office, on May 27 a deputy spotted a truck with windows
reversed through proper nutrition and so dark he couldn’t see inside the car, even with his lights
activity. In addition, the program also helps shining on it.
lower the risk of heart attack and stroke, He pulled the truck over and approached the driver, who
told him he had to roll down the rear window in order to
improves overall health, and helps
participants to feel more energetic. see him approaching the vehicle. He also said he always
Healthmark Health Matters
Our program lasts for one year with weekly rolls down his windows when he sees law enforcement, Asthma or something else?
classes during the first 6 months and then because he knows his windows are too dark, according to
tapers off to monthly over the last 6 months. the report.
(We work around holidays/inclement While speaking with the driver, the deputy noticed he ap-
peared nervous and was stuttering, so he had his K9 sniff
When children experience wheezing episodes,
weather.) Our classes teach participants how
to eat healthy without giving up their around the car. The dog alerted to the presence of drugs in does this mean the child has asthma? According to
favorite foods, how to find time for physical the car, and deputies found a pill bottle containing metham- Dr. Jay L. Hoecker, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic, the
activity, how to manage stress, and how to phetamine, three syringes and two spoons. answer is: not necessarily. Not all children who have
cope with challenges. The 33-year-old man was charged with one count of drug wheezing episodes will develop asthma, and not all
The CDC has conducted research which possession and seven counts of drug equipment possession.
children who have asthma wheeze.
shows that people who participate in a
Wheezing is a whistling sound made during
structured lifestyle change program can cut
the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by
Treating All of Creation with breathing. Because a child's airways are so small,
58% or 71% for those over the age of 60!
Florida Department of Health in Walton
Divine Goodness any lower respiratory
infection, such as respiratory
County is currently hosting DPP classes When you and I see everything that God has made—from
snakes to sunsets, friends to foes—is it still a scene of
syncytial virus (RSV), can
twice a year beginning January and June.
At this time, the classes are free and open complete awe? Not usually. But, as we invite the Holy Spirit cause wheezing in children.
to the public. to abide with us and bear fruit in us, the Spirit helps us see Sometimes a choking episode
ELIGIBILITY more and more of God, including the divine goodness of his causes wheezing. In other
Our participants must meet the following creation. And, upon seeing his goodness, we respond by cases, a structural abnormality
criteria to be eligible: treating creation with divine goodness. Goodness doesn’t
Be at least 18 years old/ Have a BMI greater mean naively calling everything good in the sense of “just”
in the airways or an issue with the vocal cords can
than 24 (or greater than 22 for Asian or “right,” because the Fall causes us to make choices that contribute to wheezing in children.
ethnicity) / Have no previous diagnoses of are downright not right. Rather, goodness means However, that said, wheezing is a classic sign of
either type 1 or type 2 diabetes/ Have a participating with God in the kingdom work of calling asthma, especially wheezing that occurs frequently.
blood test result in the prediabetes range everything back to good. Goodness whispers into the lives of In addition to wheezing, other signs and symptoms
within the last year (either Hemoglobin friend, stranger, or enemy alike: “You are fearfully and
A1C, fasting glucose, or two-hour glucose) wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). And goodness longs for
of asthma in a young child might include difficulty
**Female participants automatically qualify that whisper to echo throughout the person’s life and into breathing, chest tightness, frequent coughing or
if they have a previous diagnosis of their thoughts, feelings, and actions. We have ample coughing that gets worse after active play or changes
gestational diabetes opportunity to practice these whispers of goodness in day-to- in the weather.
Note: A blood test is preferred; however, day life. Where we live, for instance, homeless men and A child's risk of asthma is higher if he or she has
we will admit some participants with a score women often stand on the street corners or approach me in
of 9+ points on the CDC Prediabetes parking lots. To be honest, we consistently pass right on by.
an allergic condition. Such conditions may include
Screening Tool. The Department protects, But once, when the first cold weather of the year was coming eczema or a food allergy. The risk is higher if there
promotes and improves the health of all in, Talk with an aging homeless woman who self-identified is a family history of asthma or allergic conditions.
people in Florida through integrated state, as “Gangster Granny.” She had braces on both knees and a If your child seems to be having breathing
county and community efforts. Follow the desperation in her voice reminiscent of the woman reaching problems, contact Dr. Mark Hash at
Department on Twitter at @HealthyFla and for Jesus’ garment in Mark 5:25-29. “I just want to get in
on Facebook. For more information, please out of the cold tonight, ma’am.” Share your kindness to those Healthmark Walk-In Clinic, (850) 951-4556.
visit www.floridahealth.gov. in need of a hand to lend. You will feel as good if it were you
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The Heart of the Matter Letters to the:

But when you become friends with people of
different ethnicities, you also must recognize Editor,
your own sin. I think this last Edition you out-did
Don’t let trouble SPOIL the FUN to BE! I am from South Carolina originally. My yourself. What an excellent variety of
family moved to Saudi Arabia when I was topics and news worthy stuff.
young, so I had friends from all over the world. It made me think about where we are
Crazy Carl’s LLC. On Hwy 83N I spent my formative years traveling and as a country. Beautiful cover.
Those Kids experiencing cultures that were unique and Thank God Donald Trump stood up to
don’t need to beautiful, so I thought I was immune to the run this mess we had going.
DeFuniak Springs, Florida racism that plagues my part of the U.S. Denis Caldwell Jr.
suffer from the
water toys not
Call: 850-951-2525 What I’ve learned is that my openness to being
friends with, and even dating, people of
Dear Editor,
I have been admiring your work from
different ethnicities did not make me immune afar, we live up in Northern Alabama.
to racism, because I still supported a system When we first visited the beaches we
that allowed me to prevail on the backs of stopped for gas at the Hardee’s cross-
others. A system that I chose to ignore. road and I saw your Newspaper.
I don’t remember the exact conversation or As you know, we have been
*Tune-ups, Oil changes & maintenance experience that led me to really recognize my subscribers for almost 4 years now.
I can fix it all. Please *Save that headache on the water own racism. But as my community became Keep up the great work you do.
drop it off, I’ll have *Avoid being broke down in the woods more diverse in college, I started to realize Patricia Granier
you ready in no time! how often I discounted the opinions of my Dear Editor,
Get READY! friends of color when I hadn’t experienced the We noticed a lot of suspicious activity
same thing they were talking about. As friends behind our land over near hammock
Golf cart repair and conversions brought up hurtful comments, unfair statistics, Bay. We are not in there but very
close to the east.
and devastating events, I started to realize that
The TIME IS NOW. Be ready in a few days my liberal elitism that said I was not part of the Our neighbors and I are concerned for
problem was a lie. The more I gained trust with our safety as people drive through
Motorcycles, AtV’s Jet ski’s QuAd’s these friends, the more I saw that I lived in a
different world than them. In my world, every
with lights off and shuffle through our
backwoods property.
Well worth the drive to save you MONEY! door was open; in theirs, many were closed. Without getting the wrong attention
The truth was that I was part of the problem. I here. How are we to defend ourselves
You bring it, I can Fix it….30+ years exp. was in fact racist. if calling the Sheriff has only made
When I hear my friends, colleagues, and things worse on our family.
“fleet serVice too” ***pick up and delivery students share about painful experiences and We worry constantly about our
Available OPEN: Mon –Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon. comments, I realize that I have in fact said animals at night. We have seen strange
similar comments and participated in structures creepy folks around here for too long.
that create hurtful experiences. It is a fact that I Can the Cops do their job without us
continually have to name and repent of today. risking our own welfare and safety for
When a Black male friend tells me that people the retaliation factor?
see him as dangerous, I remember all the times Don Lamb
I have been scared and crossed the street when Dear Editor,
I’ve seen a Black man. When my friends who I am not surprised at the problems you
are Black women are questioned about how have to deal with last year. It all
they got into their university, I remember how sounded too familiar to many of us
I have wondered who got in on affirmative around here.
action, not realizing how racist it is to assume If you can’t beat them, join them?
someone doesn’t belong. When my Asian Tommy Johnson
friends cry because someone has made fun of Dear Editor,
their culture through costumes, I remember I wanted to publicly Thank You, for
when I have dressed up for parties in ways that coming to re-do the work of a shitty
reduce a culture to demeaning symbols. When company who ran off with our money!
a Hispanic friend cries over someone assuming Being retired and on fixed-income.
that they are an illegal alien and shares how You helped us out by being honest and
that term cuts to the heart of the fact that doing good work.
Hwy 331 S, next to Cypress Cattle people don’t want Hispanic immigrants Everything you fixed has been
around, I think about the ways that I have not working great.
welcomed the stranger. As a White woman, I Thelma Harris
850-583-4BBQ (4227) We also Cater! can choose when I want to fight for racial Editor,
Trailermade Gulf Coast Q / Home of the Slab Wrap Like us on Facebook reconciliation. I can wear the term “White- Why do you think so many people are
ally” as a badge of honor and discard it when I game to tell you their situations but
am too tired. I can expect my friends of color rarely will they go address the issue
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am to 6 pm to fight battles on their own and then question themselves with the Law?
Along Hwy. 331 S. just past Hwy20 on RH side… why they are angry. I can enter into conversa- Because we all have watched how
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world made for her and then demand that a falsely accused by a neighbor of doing
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Advertising space is available How Anthony Bourdain wanted to be
Health Post within this newspaper! 585-0262
remembered: 'Maybe that I grew up a little'
Celebrity chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain, who
Is Your Workplace Making You Fat? described himself as an "enthusiast," died at age 61. From his
early days in the spotlight as the author of the bestselling
The dilemma is all too familiar: It's Monday morning, you
memoir "Kitchen Confidential" to his support of the #MeToo
walk into your office and see that someone has left a big
movement earlier this year, Bourdain was an honest and
box of donuts in the break room. Then, your co-worker
original voice, one that will be remembered by millions.
tells you there will be cake later for yet another birthday
CNN, which aired Bourdain's popular travel show "Parts
Unknown," confirmed his passing. "His love of great
One thing's for sure. You're not alone. A new federal
adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable
government survey found that about one-quarter of
stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents
Americans "acquire" nearly 1,300 calories at work every
never ceased to amaze
week. Even worse, the survey only included foods people
us and we will miss him
didn't bring to work themselves, and food they didn't
very much."
purchase from outside vendors. "The majority of the
Bourdain was best Will you help us with
calories people got at work, people didn't pay for -- 70%
known for inviting
of the calories were free." The food and beverages that YOUR Kitchen Towels are Americans along with
were most commonly obtained at work, were: ‘ONLY NEWSPAPER’?
Coffee, Sugar-sweetened soft drinks, Sandwiches, Tea,
Laden With Bacteria him on journeys that
spanned from Vietnam to West Virginia. Along the way, he
Cookies, Brownies, French fries, Pizza, Salad, Water,
Is your kitchen towel making you sick? became a staunch advocate for the education and opportunities
Diet soft drinks.
The answer could be yes if you use the towel that come with travel. He encouraged his audience not only to
When the researchers looked at the foods by calories, pizza for many purposes, have a large family and are
travel widely but to travel with open hearts and open minds.
was the leading source of calories obtained at work, not a vegetarian, according to a new study of And he stressed that it doesn't take a lot of money to find
followed by sandwiches and regular soft drinks.
germs lurking on towels. memorable experiences, ones that can challenge preconceived
The foods obtained at work might have been lunch -- some
Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels col- beliefs and broaden your perspective.
workplaces did have onsite cafeterias and foods purchased
lected for the study were laden with bacteria, When interviewed Bourdain back in February his combination
at an employee cafeteria were included in the survey. The
and the bacterial count increased with the num- of practicality and poetry that stood out to me most. He
study included more than 5,200 people from a nationally ber of family members and kids stressed a simple approach to travel: Slow down and take the
representative group that completed a U.S. Department of "Cross-contamination is happening in the
time learn the daily rhythms of other cultures. "Don't be afraid
Agriculture survey in 2012 and 2013. The volunteers
kitchen, and those bacteria could reach our food to just sit and watch. One of my great joys in places that I love,
answered questions about the foods they obtained at work
and cause food poisoning," Specifically, the and have come to love, is to sit and watch daily life.
over a seven-day period. They only reported food they
researchers found that towels used for a variety You learn so much," he told me.
acquired at work, and they didn't say whether or not they
of tasks -- such as wiping utensils, drying A controversial figure at times, Bourdain took aim at
ate the foods. The survey didn't ask about what people ate hands, holding hot utensils or cleaning surfaces
politicians and fellow chefs alike. And he was open about his
at home, so it's hard to know for sure if they continued -- had more bacteria than towels used for one past struggles with alcohol and drugs:
eating foods that were high in refined sugar, salt and
task. In addition, damp towels had more bacte- He wrote in detail about his cocaine habit in "Kitchen
empty calories once they left the office. But that is based
ria than dry ones, the investigators found. Confidential," for example.
on other research done, "a lot of the eating patterns we saw
Of the 49 samples that were infested with bac- In a March interview for "Wine Spectator," Bourdain reflected
tend to be consistent." "If you look at data on worksite
teria, 37% had Escherichia coli (E. coli), 37% on how he wanted to be remembered: "Maybe that I grew up a
wellness programs, they're effective at getting people to had Enterococcus, and 14% were infected with little. That I'm a dad, that I'm not a half-bad cook, that I can
have healthier behaviors, reducing health care costs and
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). They make a good coq au vin.
reducing absenteeism. I think encouraging a healthy diet is
sampled 100 kitchen towels that had been used That would be nice. And not such a bad bastard after all."
an essential part of a worksite wellness program.”
for one month. They classified the types of Here's a look at some of the other wisdom he shared over the
Nutritionist Samantha Heller noted that offering healthy
bacteria on the towels and also how much years.
fare could provide a benefit to employers, because bacteria was present. Higher rates of S. aureus "Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed
employees who eat well "will feel better, will have more were found among low-income families and popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico
energy and can focus better." Heller, who's with NYU
those with children, the findings showed. The and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and
Langone Medical Center in New York City, added, "When
risk for E. coli was higher in damp towels than McDonalds?
we feed our bodies well, our bodies and brains respond.
dry ones, from towels used for several jobs Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew,
It's a win-win for the company and the employees." But
rather than single-use ones, and from those the humble taqueria's mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift
what if your workplace doesn't offer healthy options? The used in non-vegetarian households. Both E. coli
of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all.
best option may be to bring your own lunch. That way, and S. aureus were found at higher rates in I want to try everything once."
you're in charge of what foods are available to you, and it
families with non-vegetarian diets. E. coli is a He will be dearly missed by so many fans of him and his show
saves you money. If you don't bring your own lunch, you
normal bacteria found in the intestine and is
should do some scouting to see what healthy food choices
released in large numbers in human feces.
are available around your workplace. And it's a good idea
S. aureus is a bacteria found in the respiratory
to do this when you aren't hungry. What about all those tract. The researchers' advice? "Avoid humid
free sweets at work? "People bring a lot of treats to work.
and multi-usage towels." "The key advice is to
People like to feed each other to show affection. But it's
remain attentive to food safety when preparing
OK to say no to the birthday cake or the brownies.
food in the home, which includes proper hand-
It's always going to be somebody's birthday or another
washing, avoiding cross-contamination."
celebration. JUST SAY NO to treats at work." IT’s OK.
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million in prize money from the three legs influence public opinion. Critics said the tax cutting ceremony at the American Airlines check-in desk, followed by a water
of the Triple Crown. would have pressured businesses, such as cannon salute of the first American Airlines plane to arrive. Passengers were
Justify's 52-year-old jockey, Mike Smith, Amazon, one of the largest employers in greeted by musical accompaniment from a Ukulele Orchestra and
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the Triple Crown, also benefited from a jobs. souvenirs.
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10 percent of what the owners collect a new office tower if the tax was imposed. from South Walton, will now have twice daily flights to and from Charlotte
which means that Smith, who already The council will now be looking at alternative Douglas (CLT) in North Carolina and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) in Texas,
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Colorado since 2014.The administration gives mixed messages
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SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits
Festival Benefitting Children's
Many of us are between 65 and death, ie. OLD.
Volunteer Health Network 1. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the
sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your
hard-earned capital. Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof. They only bring
A Festival Focused on Craft Beer and problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Spirits is Coming August to Shades 2. Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on
Bar and Grill in Inlet Beach yourself. You’ve taken care of them for many years, and you’ve taught them what you could. You gave them an education,
food, shelter and support. The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money.
The summer heat is no match for the
3. Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep.
SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival -
It’s easy to become sick, and it gets harder to remain healthy. That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be
The inaugural event will be held on August
aware of your medical and physical needs Keep in touch with your doctor, do tests even when you’re feeling well. Stay
3, 2018 from 12- 4PM at Shades Bar &
Grill in Inlet Beach, FL. Cooled tents will
4. Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner.
set the stage for the outdoors event, with
One day one of you will miss the other, and the money will not provide any comfort then, enjoy it together.
tables that include more than 60 craft
5. Don’t stress over the little things. You’ve already overcome so much in your life. You have good memories and bad ones, but
beers, ciders, Florida distilled craft spirits,
the important thing is the present. Don’t let the past drag you down and don’t let the future frighten you. Feel good in the now.
and rosé wine and mimosas. Beer and
Small issues will soon be forgotten.
spirit experts will be on-site sharing their
6. Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor and remember:
knowledge with attendees.
“A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection.”
Food samplings will be provided by
7. Be proud, both inside and out. Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber, do your nails, go to the dermatologist and the
Shades Bar and Grill, Pescado Seafood
dentist, keep your perfumes and creams well stocked. When you are well-maintained on the outside, it seeps in, making you feel
Grill and Rooftop Bar, and Southside Slice
proud and strong.
Pizzeria. Counts-Oakes Resort Properties
8. Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. There’s nothing worse than an older person
is the official lodging partner offering
trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it
discounts to people coming in for the event
and be proud of it. It’s part of who you are.
and Gulf Coast Go is the official
9. ALWAYS stay up-to-date. Read newspapers!!, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying. Make sure you
transportation sponsor offering ticket
have an active email account and try to use some of those social networks. You’ll be surprised what old friends you’ll meet.
holders free rides on event day.
Keeping in touch with what is going on and with the people you know is important at any age.
This amazing event is benefitting
10. Respect the younger generation and their opinions. They may not have the same ideals as you, but they are the future, and
Children's Volunteer Health Network.
will take the world in their direction. Give advice, not criticism, and try to remind them that yesterday’s wisdom still applies
A radio host will be pumping out the jams
all day and announcing sponsors.
11. Never use the phrase: “In my time.” Your time is now. As long as you’re alive, you are part of this time. You may have
For added entertainment, there will be two
been younger, but you are still you now, having fun and enjoying life.
bounce houses and a cornhole section for
12. Some people embrace their golden years, while others become bitter and surly. Life is too short to waste your days on the
kids. Expect a laid-back event where
latter. Spend your time with positive, cheerful people, it’ll rub off on you and your days will seem that much better. Spending
casual attire is welcome and highfalutin
your time with bitter people will make you older and harder to be around.
attitudes are checked at the door.
13. Don’t abandon your hobbies. If you don’t have any, make new ones. You can travel, hike, cook, read, dance. You can adopt
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a cat or a dog, grow a garden, play cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, golf. You can paint, volunteer or just collect certain items.
Or directly:
Find something you like and spend some real time having fun with it.
14 Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations. Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, conferences. Try to go.
Get out of the house, meet people you haven’t seen in a while, experience something new (or something old). But don’t get
upset when you’re not invited. Some events are limited by resources, and not everyone can be hosted The important thing is to
leave the house from time to time. Go to museums, go walk through a field. Get out there.
15. Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. Some people go on and on about the past, not caring if their listeners are
really interested. That’s a great way of reducing their desire to speak with you. Listen first and answer questions, but don’t go
off into long stories unless asked to. Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you really
need to. Try to accept situations as they are. Everyone is going through the same things, and people have a low tolerance for
hearing complaints. Always find some good things to say as well.
16. Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older. Try not to dwell on them but accept them as a part of the cycle of
life we’re all going through. Try to minimize them in your mind. They are not who you are, they are something that life added
to you. If they become your entire focus, you lose sight of the person you used to be.
17. If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them. If you’ve offended someone - apologize. Don’t drag around re-
sentment with you. It only serves to make you sad and bitter. It doesn’t matter who was right. Someone once said: “Holding a
grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Don’t take that poison. Forgive, forget and move on with
your life.
18. If you have a strong belief, savor it. But don’t waste your time trying to convince others. They will make their own choices
no matter what you tell them, and it will only bring you frustration. Live your faith and set an example. Live true to your beliefs
and let that memory sway them.
19. Laugh. Laugh A LOT. Laugh at everything. Remember, you are one of the lucky ones. You managed to have a life, a long
one. Many never get to this age, never get to experience a full life. But you did. So what’s not to laugh about? Find the humor in
your situation.
20. Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be thinking. They’ll do it anyway, and
you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve achieved. Let them talk and don’t worry. They have no idea about your
history, your memories and the life you’ve lived so far. There’s still much to be written, so get busy writing and don’t waste
time thinking about what others might think. Now is the time to be at rest, at peace and as happy as you can be!

“Life is too short to drink bad wine or warm beer!”
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– The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) issued a rabies
Rosenstein threatened to 'subpoena' GOP-
alert for the Freeport area. This is in response to a fox that tested positive on May 31, led committee in 'chilling' clash over records, emails show
2018. A second fox has tested positive on June 12,2018.
All residents and visitors in Walton County should be aware that rabies is present in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone
the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House
public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Walton committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by
County. Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public. Fox News documenting the encounter and reflecting what aides described as a
Please be aware that rabies activities can also occur outside the alert area. "personal attack."
This rabies alert is for 60 days. The center of the rabies alert is east of Freeport and The emails memorialized a January 2018 closed-door meeting involving senior FBI
includes the following boundaries in Walton County: and Justice Department officials as well as members of the House Intelligence
· Windswept Dunes Subdivision Committee. The account claimed Rosenstein threatened to turn the tables on the
· JW Hollington Road area committee's inquiries regarding the Russia probe.
An animal with rabies could infect domestic animals that have not been vaccinated “The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for
against rabies. All domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies and all sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to
wildlife contact should be avoided, particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” the committee's then-senior counsel
bobcats, and coyotes. Rabies is a disease of the nervous system and is fatal to warm for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel.
blooded animals and humans. The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ]
rabies specific immune globulin and rabies immunization. Appropriate treatment too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to
started soon after the exposure will protect an exposed person from the disease. HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”
Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions: A second House committee staffer at the meeting backed up Patel’s account, writing:
Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets and at-risk livestock. “Let me just add that watching the Deputy Attorney General launch a sustained
personal attack against a congressional staffer in retaliation for vigorous oversight
Do not allow your pets to run free. Follow leash laws by keeping pets and livestock was astonishing and disheartening. ... Also, having the nation’s #1 (for these matters)
secured on your property. If your pet or livestock are bitten by a wild animal, seek law enforcement officer threaten to 'subpoena your calls and emails' was downright
veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Walton Animal Services chilling.”
at 850-892-8682. The committee staffer noted that Rosenstein’s comment could be interpreted as
Support animal control in efforts to reduce feral and stray animal populations. meaning the department would “vigorously defend a contempt action" -- which might
Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be expected. But the staffer continued, "I also read it as a not-so-veiled threat to
be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated. unleash the full prosecutorial power of the state against us.”
Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food
sources such as uncovered trash or litter.
Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home.
Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they Talk to the Elders of this Land. Find out why, when,
appear friendly. how and more. Did it work then? What can we do to
Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, make it better here? There is so much more here than
schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and
just a day at a BEACH! Explore North Walton….
Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek
medical attention and report the injury to the DOH- Walton at 850-892-8021.
For further information on rabies, go to http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-
conditions/rabies/index.html, or contact DOH- Walton at 850-892-8021.
The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in
Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about

the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.
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Review Committee Meeting: The 100 Deadliest Days – Keeping

RFQ 018-026 Concrete Skate Park
Design at Helen McCall Park Teens Safe on the Road
RFQ 018-026 Concrete Skate Park
Design at Helen McCall Park

Review Committee Meeting will be held at

9:00AM on June 19, 2018 at Office of
Central Purchasing, 176 Montgomery
Circle, DeFuniak Springs, FL
Interested parties may appear at the public
hearing and be heard with respect to the
proposed project.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, whenever any board or commis-
sioner of any state agency or authority, or
of any agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a Schools are out and summer is here. It’s time for teens to kick back,
meeting at which official acts are to be relax, and enjoy a little break before the start of the next school year. It’s
taken receives, at least 48 hours prior to the also the start of the 100 Deadliest Days.
meeting, a written request by a physically This is the time between Memorial Day and when kids head back to
handicapped person to attend the meeting, school and it’s a dangerous time for teen drivers.
directed to the chairperson or director of According to AAA, an average of 1,022 people died during this time How does anyone know what
such board, commission, agency, or period in each of the last five years in crashes involving teen drivers.
authority, such chairperson or director No matter the time of year, teen drivers don’t have the best record. Motor you can do, or what you offer.
vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death between the ages of 15 and
shall provide a manner by which such
20 and teens have an 89.2% chance of being involved in a crash during
person may attend the meeting at its
scheduled site or reschedule the meeting to their first three years of driving.
a site which would be accessible to such Don’t panic and take away your teen’s keys. Instead, make sure they
person. know basic safety and maintenance and consider signing them up for a
In accordance with Section 286.0105, driving class that goes beyond what they learned in driver’s education.
Florida Statutes, all persons are advised Following basic car maintenance is one step toward keeping teen drivers
safe. This includes checking tire pressure, changing the oil, and keeping He, who posts up on our ESN Web pages. He has
that, if a person decides to appeal any
an eye on the tire treads. Your teen might not know how to do these sent us this photo. He states, “My uncle was
decision made by the board, agency, or
things, but don’t just do it for them. Show them how to perform these organizing bands to the Hartford CT area in the
commission with respect to any matter
safety checks so they can continue to keep their car maintained even if early 1960's.”
considered at such meeting or hearing, he
you’re not there to double-check. He was a also an amateur photographer.
or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he To give your teen better driving skills and help them do the right thing
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim when things go wrong, take a look at driving classes that cover more than You never
record of the proceedings is made, which the basics of standard driver’s education. Most of us learn the hard way know who
record includes the testimony and evidence how to handle slippery conditions, what our cars do when we slam on the you may
upon which the appeal is to be based. brakes in a panic stop, and what it feels like to swerve at high speeds. meet in the
Please be advised accordingly. It’s frightening and the less experience a driver has when those things Music
happen, the greater the chances that driver won’t know quite what to do. Industry.
Rather than waiting and hoping your teen does the right thing, a driving Here is an
class that lets them experience these challenging situations will leave example.
them better prepared. Fresh
Please be advised that the Walton County Even as we age we tend to fall into some unsafe practices of our own.
Board of County Commissioners’ Regular youngsters
Maybe a driving class may help remind you of the Laws and the from the UK.
Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, expectation of you having a driver’s license in your possession.
2018 at 9:00 AM and the Land Use Meet-
ing scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2018
at 9:00 AM will be moved to Monday,
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