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I INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED, GRIFFITH TOUCHTON . . .WEIMORTS Griffith For Sheriff ard H. Griffith his candidacy for of sheriff of Walton In the upcoming elec- (;riffith is SS years old of Walton High served for 4 years Army in the South during World and has been in in DeFuniak since he from service. is a member of Presbyterian Church. a member of the County Chamber of and has served on of Directors. He is the president-elect of Club of DeFuniak s. Mr. Griffith was and served on the nty School Board 1955 to 1967. ts married to the Hudson and they sons, Danny and Griffith when elected pursue a fair and county wide law ent program for the of all the citizens A. J. Touchton Qualifies For County Sheriff A.J. Touchton announces his candidacy for sheriff of Walton County. Touchton, retired 20 years A.F. T/Sat. and his wife Rosemary, and their five child- ren, Lynn, Lori, Andy, Joey, and Chucky, have lived in Walton County for seven and one half years. Touchton completed his high school education while in the Air Force. He took college Biology. Mathematics and English in night classes at Eglin. He completed a fifty hour course in A.F. Personnel Management; a six week supervtsor's course and four weeks of Professional Leader- ship Training. He was Inven- tory Management Supervisor for fifteen years before his retirement from the Air Force in August 1975. Touchton received the Air Force Com- mendation Medal and Meritori- ous Service Award. Touchton is on leave of absence from his job as road foreman for District 1 while seeking election. If elected sheriff, Touchton says '~If will carry out the duties that office efficiently and impartially. I will do my best to provide quality law enforcement for the people of Walton County." ropertyof Walton He will ben full time KING MilfordWeimorts James King Qualifies For Candidate For County Sheriff County Judge Milford F. Weimorts announces his candidacy for Sheriff of Walton County. Weimorts is 47 years of age and has been a life long resident of Walton County. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1968 after serving over 20 years on active duty which include Korean War and Vietnam Crisis, He graduated from the Gulf Coast Community College from the Law Enforcement Course and has been active in Law Enforcement for over 6 years. "If elected I intend to ~ive the Sheriff's off~ce and pe~on- nel to the people of Walton County because it is an office and department for the people. I also will give honest and unpartiai law enforcement to this county," says Weimorts. James E. King qualified as a candidate for the position of County Court Judge. He is a long time employee of the Walton County School system. He is presently serving as principal of Walton Senior High School. He is also a member of the Methodist Church and has been a lay speaker for twenty-two years. His wife, Catherine, is an instructor in the Communica- tions Department at Okaloosa- Walton Junior College. They have two daughters, Karen is completing her second year at OWJC; Sandra is a senior at Walton Senior High School. In qualifying for the position as Walton County Court Judge, King is mindful of the respon- sibility of the County Judge in bringing justice and in serving the people under the American system of justice. ANDERSON Bob Anderson Announces For Re-Election Bob Anderson of Rt. 3, DeFuniak Springs, announces his candidacy for re-election to the Board of Commission, District 3. Anderson is thankful to the people of Walton County for allowing him to servp them the last four years as ~. of the county commissioners. It has been a job worked at hard, and a pleasure to serve for the past four years. At the present time, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson own and operate Bob's Restaurant and Service Station north of DeFuniak Springs, and have been in the business for twenty years. If honored with this office again, Anderson will continue to do what he believes right and the best for the people of Walton County. Anderson feels that this business experience and the experience tor the last four ~)ears as county commissioner. istrict 3, puts him in a posi- tion to do a better job in this important position. Anderson asks the voters to consider his business experi- ence as qualifcations and to help re-elect him to another term. make Walton Countians a good commissioner. Richards says he is going into this campaign with an open mind and if elected, he will work with other elected officials to" do the best job possible for the people of this county. He plans to work for better roads and as much pavingas the budget will permit. Richards and his family make their home on Indian Creek. His wife, the former Frances Edgar, also a native Walton Countian, has been employed with First National Bank of DeFuniak Springs for the past 11 years, serving al Assistant Cashier the past two years. The Richards have two children - Michael J. Richards, aige 26, who is Development Advisor with REA, offices in Freeport and Miss Susan E. Richards, age 14, who will enter Walton Senior High as a freshman this fall. The Richards are members of the First Baptist Church in DeFuniak and are active in the social life of this community. DOUGLASS Douglass Candidate For School Board Dewyne Douglass announces his candidacy for School Board Member, District 2, in the forthcoming Democratic pri- mary. Douglass makes his home on T. J. Lindsey Candidate For County Sheriff upcoming elections. He is a life time resident of Walton County, a veteran of World War Two, a Master Mason of Lodge #170 of DeFuniak Springs, a member of the First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, and was Justice of the Peace for 12 years. T.J. has two daughters, Betty Jean Fondren, a first grade teacher at Maude Saun- ders Elementary School, and Vicki, who will be a senior at Walton Senior High School this year. He has operated Lindsey's Texaco Service Station in downtown DeFuniak for the past 28 years, and he and his wife Sallie, have operated the Texaco distribution tor the past LINDSEY 14 years. "I want the good people of Walton County to know that ! T. J. Lindsey announces that he will be a candidate for Sheriff of Walton County in the understand the problems con- cerning the citizens of Walton County, and if i am elected your sheriff, ! will dispose of nay business and be a full-time sheriff, and 1 w!ll work constantly to solve the pro- blems of you. the citizens of Walton County," says T.J. He is not a johnny-come-lately. He has worked for 4 years exposing the inefficiency and favoritism of the incumbent administration. In your heart you know he has earned a term as superintendent. pd. political adv. by Charles Adams Eucheeanna Road with his , wife. Shirley, and two daugh- ters, Tummy, a sophomore at l i Walton Senior High, and Ill Tonya, a sixth grader at He is 36 years of age, and a life long resident of,,Waiton County. His parents ai'e Mrs. .MOORE., ADKINSON Alberta Douglass tttid the late Colon G. Douglass. Moore Seeks Hubert Adkinson Douglass graduated from Walton High in 1959. In July, 1959, he became employed by Re-Election For Candidate CHELCO (R.E.A.)where he is School Board presently employed as Service , For Appriaser Representative. Johnnie W. Moore, School He has been active in announces his candidacy for Hubert R. Adkinson hereby and has served in responsible Owens re-election, announces as a candidate for offices of each. He is presently Moore is a graduate ofre-election as Property Apprai- serving his second term as BISHOP Walton Senior High School, ser of Walton County, (former- chairman of the Walton County For and a member of DeFuniak ly Tax Assessor) subject to the RICHARDS Democratic Executive Commit- Freddv Rishon Lodge 170 of Masons of action of the voters in the tee. Florida. He has spent four Democractic Primaries. aner years in the U.S. Navy and Adkinson had made everyPete Riehards a candidateFUr yearSforagOthisDOUglassoffice WaSand Owens announces Announces For received an honorable dis- effort to serve the people of received a tremendous vote throughout the county for Y for School Board charge in 1955. He is 44 years Walton County and the Qualifies For RANDALL L. ~trict 4. Commissioner of age and has four children; general public faithfully and which he is deeply grateful. ts a business man, three boys, Jimmie, Jackie and honestly in the past, and His concern for the school FINC= he Spur Service Joe, and one daughter, Teresa. pledge himself to give his best Commissioner system, although great then, ~tted in DeFuniak Freddy M. Bishop announces He has been married to his effort to merit approval of the has become even greater now. or the past 7 years, that he is a candidate for the wife, Glenda, for the past 26 public if re-elected. N.J. (Pete) Richards. a life Douglass believes someone his wife Carolyn, and office of County Commissioner, years, and they attend the I will greatly appreciate your long resident of Waltonis needed who will become aaughters, Teresa, DistrictS. United Pentecoastal Church. vote and support in the coming County, qualified Monday for more involved with the school C II and Shiela, grade 1, He is 35 years of age. Moore plans to continue Primaries. Commissioner of Walton system and work hard to X O (C' ) Sikes Road, and married for 15 years, the father being honest and fair and not County, District I. improve every phase of it. IVT the First United of S children, and attends to showany partiality in any! Sichards states that he has "We must work hard to see walton Countv Lurch. Freewill Baptist Church. He is decisions and plans to always p been out of politics for a that our children are prepared ~ J ders the position a resident of Freeport, Florida. keep in mind the children of number of years, but feels, for the future in the best -" :! member one of Bishop is experienced inWalton County to see that they with his experience, he has a possible way and at the same pd polmcal adv b~, Randall L lnfin~er important post. bridge and road construction, get the best education avail- lot to offer as commissioner of time not place a burden on this elected "My concern for the county I able' for the tax dollar the District I. For 7 years he was ourselves that will neither help to the people,love and its people, is my only school board has to spend, forman of Coggins and Der- our children or the progress of or individual. ts to serve you and of the best school Walton County motivation for seeking office," says Bishop. BROWN MILES For ~,abbit" Miles candidacy for r: District long resident is elected serve the people to the best of be avail- at all times. Surge Brown Qualifies For County Sheriff = = O = O N ,t=t A.W. "Surge" Brown of DeFuniak Springs, will be a candidate for Sheriff of Walton County in the forthcoming elections. Surge is 61 years old, married to the former Luette McDonald, and has two children, Frances Jean Bran- non of Niceville, and Cheryl Ann Craig of DeFnniak Springs. He has served the City of DeFuniak Springs as a police- man II years 8 months, being Chief of Police eight of those years. EVANS Donald Evans Announces For Commissioner Donald L. Evans, announces his candidacy for County Com- missioner, District 5, Walton County, Florida. Evans is 44 years of age and has been married for the past 20 years to the former Shirley Rooks of Bruce, Fla. They have 3 sons, Charles,' age 19, David, age 17, and Robert, age 14. Evans has been in the restaurant business for the past 5 years, and is presently operating Shirley's Restaurant of Freeport, Fla. The Evans' have been lifelong residents of Walton County and reside in the Black Creek (Freeport area) Community and are members of the Black Creek Methodist Church. our School System," said Doublass, "I believe by work- ing together we can accomplish this and have a school system, both academically and voca- tionally sound, that we can all be proud of." mont road construction in this district. This experience, coupled with his four years as Chief of Police in DeFuniak Springs and a 4-year term as Constable in Walton County will certainly enable him to Vote School Superintendent LETS BEGIN WORKING TOGETHER TO GIVE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM NEW LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE. pd. political adv. by Teddy DeShazo Superintendent Of Schools pd. political adv. by David Drake i i i 7 / i iiii i< i;/ !i/