NONIE MAINES of Nonie's Ark Animal Encounters led a group of curious kids and parents in a bat-count last weekend in DeFuniak Springs, part of the International Year of the Bat. Maines speaks to groups, schools, private parties and many others as well as brings a mini-zoo with her to teach kids about creatures great and small. Here, she teaches a group of kids about echo-location and how bats throw sound off of prey in order to hunt. (Photo by Alicia Leonard)
JIM FOWLER shares the stage with a Florida bobcat, handled by Roger Newson of the Bear Creek Feline Center. Fowler spoke last weekend at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. (Photo courtesy of E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center)
WALTON JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER SIERRA CONTRERAS tallied five blocks and eight kills against Arnold. She made her presence known early in the match by serving the Lady Braves through a nine-point streak in the first set of a 3-2 season opener. (Photo by Reid Tucker)
WALTON QUARTERBACK CHRIS KELLY (12) ran for 103 yards and set up the Braves only score of the night against Freeport on a 27-yard field goal by Alex Brack. (Photo by Patrick Casey)
WHS PRINCIPAL RUSSELL HUGHES and Senior members of the Walton High Cheerleading Squad model the red shirts designed for this year’s “Seeing Red” Celebration. The front side honors Craig Darity, a former Walton Brave football player who died in a car crash in April 2010. The backside commemorates Sgt. Timothy Padgett, a 1997 WHS alumni, who died in Afghanistan in May 2007. Proceeds from the shirts will fund the 2012 Craig Darity Memorial Scholarship.