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4/1/2006
LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
205 S.M.A. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
P.O. BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE, FL 32611


Published
Weekly,
Read Daily


Our 110th Year, 52nd Issue


Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005


Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century


50

Cents


Many Waterfowl Have Been Spotted At The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge During December, Apparently Unaffected By Storm Damage


CHAT Asks Board For Funding


Photo by Lynda Kinsey
To The Pools And Dikes


Adams Seeks Restoration Money


By KEITH BLACKMAR
Of The Wakulla News
Volunteers with Citizens for
Humane Animal Treatment (CHAT)
appeared before the Wakulla
County Commission Monday,
Dec. 19 requesting funding to
help the organization handle the
increasing number of animals
that require medical care and
feeding.
Heide Clifton, vice president of
CHAT, told the board at the Dec.
19 workshop that the dedicated
volunteers are being asked to pro-
vide a large chunk of money each
year to help the Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office care for more than
200 animals at a time.
CHAT was incorporated in
2001 and has a volunteer mem-
bership of nearly 150. The mis-
sion, said Clifton, is to provide
improved health, safety and wel-
fare to domestic animals. The
organization and donations pro-
vide feed for the animals which
numbered 230 cats and dogs at
the time of the workshop.
"The animal care is getting
very., very expensive," said Clif-
ton. "We can't leave animals in
pain and suffering."
As the county has continued
to grow, several years ago Sheriff
David Harvey agreed to take on
the animal shelter operation
which is led by Gail Obenland.
Through the work of the sheriff's
office and the CHAT volunteers,
the shelter facilities have im-
proved over the years.
But, as Wakulla County's popu-
lation creeps toward the 30,000
mark, the demand for services is
also increasing. Last year the shel-
ter processed 3,000 animals that
were dropped off, CHAT worked
to get 500 animals adopted and

Inside

This Week
Almanac Page 9
Church Page 4
Classified Page 15
Crossword Puzzle ........ Page 15
Outdoors................. Page 8
.People...................... Page 6
School Page 10
Sheriffs Report........... Page 14
Sports Page 10
Week In Wakulla......... Page 2
Year In Review............Page 11


another 500 were taken else-
where including organizations
that tetlp'the blind and those-
with disabilities. Clifton said she
hopes more of the animals will
become part of service animal
training organizations. However,
2,000 of the animals were euth-
anized because they could not be
adopted.
Undersheriff Donnie Crum
asked the board to find $3,000 to
$5,000 that could be placed in the
budget for CHAT to pay medical
expenses. Much of the money
spent could be recovered as indi-
viduals pay restitution fees fol-
lowing animal abuse cases in
court. The larger sums of money,
such as for horse care, require a
chunk of money "up front" from
CHAT. It takes time for restitution
money from court to make its
way back to the volunteer group,
said Clifton,
"I don't think this group can
continue to fund medical bills for
the injured animals," said Crum.
"Not with the county continuing
to grow."
Janice Carraway, past president
of CHAT, said CHAT was designed


as a volunteer group to assist the
county. "I'd like to see CHAT turn
-into a resource for the county, not
a funding group," she said.
CHAT President Barbara Mans-
field agreed. "Horse abuse cases
require a trip to the vet in Talla-
hIassee," she said. "The bills run
$800 to $900 right off the bat."
"We have a lot to be proud of
at the shelter," added Carraway.
"We thank you for the' funding"
to run it.
Commissioner Howard Kessler
estimated that the shelter "puts
down" 38 animals per day on
average and he suggested turn-
ing to the sheriff for additional
funding.
Wakulla County Administrator
Parrish Barwick said $10,000 was
placed in the 2005-2006 budget
for medical and food expenses
but the money was cut when the
commission lowered the millage
rate in September.
Commissioners took no action
Dec. 19. "We will all be looking
into it to try and find a way to
help," concluded Commission
Chairman Maxie Lawhon.


New Year's Holiday To

Create Office Closings


The New Year's Day holiday
will create some office and busi-
ness closing in Wakulla County
this week,
Wakulla County Commission
employees will receive Friday,
Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 off as
holidays and county offices will
be closed as well. School teach-
ers get a paid holiday Dec. 30 and
school district 12 month employ-
ees will be off Thursday, Dec. 29
and Friday, Dec. 30.
Teachers. report back to the
classrooms Monday, Jan. 2 for a
teacher planning day and stu-
dents will return to school Tues-
day, Jan. 3.
*Since the Jan. 1 holiday falls
on a Sunday, the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice will not be operating on
Monday, Jan. 2.
The Wakulla County Landfill
will be closed Friday, Dec. 30
through Monday, Jan, 2 and will
reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. The satel-
lite waste stations will be closed
on Saturday, Dec. 31.
The Wakulla County Public Li-
brary will be closed Friday, Dec.
30 through Monday, Jan. 2 and
will be open for business again


on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The Wakulla News office will
be closed Friday, Dec. 30 but will
be open Monday. Jan. 2.
Happy New Yeatill


Search Begins

For Missing

PSJ Boater
Wakulla and Franklin county
law enforcement officials were
searching for a missing Gulf
County boater Tuesday, Dec. 27
as the Wakulla County Sheriff's&
Office Dive Team assisted Frank-
lin County Sheriff's Office offi-
cials, according to Captain Jim
Griner.
Lewis Donn Miles, 54, of Port
St. Joe was reported missing and
presumed drowned after a con-
cerned citizen reported spotting
a boat running around in circles
in the Ochlockonee River at 8 a.m.
Miles had apparently been on
a hunting trip with friends when
Please turn to Page 3


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
Capt. Ivary Adams, the long-
time Jamplighter at the St. Marks
Lighthouse, is on a campaign to
raise money for further restora-
tion of the lighthouse so that the
building can be opened to the
public.,,
Ownership of the lighthouse
was recently transferred from the
U.S. Coast Guard to the U.S. Fish
,and. Wildlife Service, which al-
ready oversees the surrounding
lands of the St. Marks National
Wildlife Refuge.
Adams is concerned that
money is needed for structural
repairs to the lighthouse so that
it can safely be opened to the
public.
There were extensive repairs
made to the St. Marks Lighthouse
in 2000. But Adams said that
more money is needed to stabi-
lize the flooring, and is behind
an effort to secure funding from
the state Division of Historic Re-
sources.
Adams, who is in his 90s, was
the St. Marks Lighthouse Lamp-
lighter from 1955 to 1968, and has
suggested the lighthouse could
be self-sustaining, once it is suit-
able to open to the public, by


charging admission.
The lighthouse was built in
1832 and was rebuilt several,
times in 1842 the current tower
was built on a base of limestone
taken from Fort San Marcos de
Apalache. The lighthouse with-
stood the hurricane and tidal
wave of 1843 that wiped out the


city of Port.Leon and damaged
St. Marks.
The St. Marks Lighthouse is
the only lighthouse in Florida
with wooden stairs. During the
Civil War, both Union and Con-
federate forces battled over the
lighthouse, with Confederates
Please turn to Page 18


Automatic Homestead

Renewals To Be Mailed


Wakulla County property own-
ers will soon be receiving their
$25,000 Homestead Exemption
renewal for 2006. For the first
time, Wakulla taxpayers will not
need to sign it, mail it back or
return it to Wakulla County Prop-
erty Appraiser Anne Ahrendt if
the property status has not
changed.
The renewal form will be
mailed out Friday, Dec. 30 and
will serve as a receipt. New prop-
erty owners who file for the
Homestead Exemption for the
first time will have to apply in
Ahrendt's office in person. The
deadline for new property own-
ers to apply for the Homestead


Exemption for the first time is
March 1.
Ahrendt said her office will
offer remote Homestead Exemp-
tion application sites in February
to make it easier for new prop-
erty owners to apply for the tax
discount. The exact locations of
the remote sites will be an-
nounced at a later date.
Widow and widower's exemp-
tions are considered part of the
Homestead Exemption process
and will renew automatically as
long as the widow and widower
status has not changed.
The permanent disability ex-
emption is an exception to the
Please turn to Page 18


Holiday In Lights one of the judges and writes in her column that
oliday In Li residents decorated their homes during the holi-
Residents of Bridle Gate subdivision in Craw- days as, a way to express concern and caring about
fordville recently held a home and yard decorat- their surroundings. For more, including results of
ing contest that was judged by members of Keep the contest, see Law's article on Page 7. (Photo by ,
Wakulla County Beautiful. Marj Law of KWCB was George Dziedzic)


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Page 2-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005


Board Hopes To Offer Further Discounts


Wakulla County property own-
ers who suffered damage as a
result of Hurricane Dennis in July
may receive tax relief from
Wakulla County Commissioners.
Commissioner Howard Kessler
proposed moving the four per-
cent tax payment discount to
January and following with a
three percent discount in Febru-
ary and two percent discount in
March. Under the regular dis-
count payment schedule, January
is a two percent discount month
and February is a one percent
discount month. No discounts are
offered for payments made in
March.
But the board action stalled
Monday, Dec. 19 to allow Wakulla
County Attorney Ron Mowrey an


opportunity to review recent state
legislation passed to allow the
board to take the action.
Mowrey said he was unsure if
the discount extension should be
offered to all property owners or
just to those who suffered hurri-
cane losses. The attorney also
had the opportunity to discuss
the matter briefly with Tax Col-
lector Cheryll Olah who came to
the board meeting after former
Tax Collector Lucinda Daniel
called her to inform Olah of the
potential board action. Daniel
was watching the board meeting
on cable television.
Attorney Mowrey said he
would also determine if the
board must use an emergency
ordinance or a county resolution


WEEK IN WAKULLA
Thursday, December 29, 2005
BENEFIT FISH FRY for the family of Darren Galloway will be held at Hudson Park
beginning at noon. Galloway was killed in a Tallahassee car accident and has five
children who survive him.
BINGO will be held at VFW Post 4538 in Ochlockonee Bay from 6 to 10 p.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek in Panacea at noon.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noon.,
Friday, December 30, 2005
COUNTY OFFICES will be closed for the holidays.
Saturday, December 31. 2005
NEW YEAR'S EVE
NEW YEAR'S EVE CRUISE AND DINNER will be held at Wakulla Springs State Park
with drinks and snacks in the lodge followed by a cruise on the river and then
dinner in the lodge dining room. For price and reservations, call 224-5950.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY, sponsored by F.O.C.U.S. Ministries, will be held at Wakulla
Springs Baptist Church from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The family event will feature a live
band, a chili cook-off, as well as food. games, a bonfire and fireworks. For more
information, call Amanda Lawrence at 926-4044 ext. 109.
Sunday, January 1, 2006
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Monday, January 2, 2006
GOVERNMENT OFFICES and banks will be closed for the holiday.
Tuesday, January 3, 2006
SCHOOL RESUMES for students of Wakulla Public Schools.
4-H HORSEMASTERS meet at the livestock pavilion at 7 p.m.
BOOK BABIES, a program for children up to 3 years old and their parents, meets at the
public library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BOOK BUNCH, a program for elementary school age students, meets at the public
library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
BRUNO GROENING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS-meet at the public library at 7 p.m.
COUNTY COMMISSION will meet in the commission boardroom at 6 p.m. A work-
shop on contracts is set for 5 p.m.
THE GATHERING, a program for high school students, meets at the public library
from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at 7:30 p.m.
PANACEA VFD meets at the fire station at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
BOOK BUNCH, for pre-school children, will be held at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior citizens center at 10:30 a.m.
CINEMANIACS, a middle school film studies class, meets at the public library from 3
to 5 p.m.
FRIENDS OF WAKULLA SPRINGS meet at the lodge at the state park at 6:45 p.m.


to create the extended discount
periods.
Wakulla County Administrator
Parrish Barwick questioned what
effect the board action would
have on property owners who
paid their taxes in December and
received the three percent dis-
count offered from Dec. 1 to Dec.
31.
"Do we have any idea of what
the financial repercussions would
be?" asked Commissioner Ed
Brimner. "How will Cheryll Olah


know who is affected" by the dis-
count? asked Commissioner
Maxie Lawhon.
"The majority of Wakulla
County residents were not af-
fected by the hurricane," added
Commissioner Brimner. "At least
we can look at some (financial)
figures to see if we can take the
hit."
Attorney Mowrey said he
would review the matter and
bring it back for discussion at the
next commission meeting on
Tuesday, Jan. 3.


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The Wakulla News (USPS 644-640) is published weekly at 3119
Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Periodicals postage
paid at P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307. Phone: (850)
926-7102.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Wakulla News, P.O.
Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307.
Editor 1976-1987: William M. Phillips
Publisher 1976-1989: Marjorie H. Phillips
Publisher: Wakulla Publishing Company
Editor: Stacie Phillips
Managing Editor: Shannon Phillips Joiner
Reporter: Keith Blackmar
Reporter: William Snowden
Office Manager: Lila Strickland
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Graphic Artist: Eric Stanton / Cheryl Shuler
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005-Page 3


Latest P And Z Requests Will Feature Shell Point Development


A rezoning and preliminary
,lat request from Shell Point Re-
ort, Inc. will be considered by
ihe Wakulla County Planning and
zoning Commission (P and Z)
' Monday, Jan. 9 after a brief delay
in late 2005.
Agent Varnum & Associates
has requested a zoning change
from P-2 preservation, RSU-1 resi-
dential and C-2 commercial to
Planned Unit Development (PUD)
for the 155 acres.
The development plan in-
cludes 35 single family lots on 6.6
acres and 5.28 acres for multifam-
ily development with 44 condo-
minium dwelling units. In addi-
tion, the project will include
15,000 square feet of office and
commercial/retail space, a 50
room inn, a 100 seat restaurant
and a total of 210 boat slips of
which 104 have been part of the
site plan since 1972 and are
vested on the site.
The boat slips will include 175
for boats up to 30 feet long, 32
slips for boats up to 40 feet long
and three slips for vessels up to
60 feet long. The structural devel-
opment will take up nine percent
of the acreage while the marina,
harbor and basin area will take
up 12 percent. The remaining 79
percent of the property will be
left in preservation.
After the P and Z gives a rec-
ommendation, the Wakulla Coun-
ty Commission will hear the re-
quest twice because of its size.
The county commission has
scheduled hearings on the pro-
ject Feb. 6 and March 6 at which
time a final vote is expected to
be taken.
In other planning and zoning
matters in front of the Wakulla P
and Z board on Jan. 9:
Dennis Carlton Tucker and
agent Moore Bass Consulting are
requesting approval of a rezoning
and preliminary plat application
for the Magnolia Park subdivi-
sion. The 34.2 acre parcel is lo-
cated on the south side of Harvey
Mill Road in Crawfordville. The
Wakulla P and Z recommended
an approval for the rezoning and
will only hear the preliminary
plat request Jan. 9. The subdivi-
sion will include 47 lots,_...
Due to the size of the project,
being more than 10 acres, the
county commission will hear the
request on the same schedule as
Shell Point Resort, on Feb. 6 and
March 6.
Edwin Brown and Shawn
Logan have requested a rezoning
from RR-5 residential to C-2 com-
mercial on 8.89 acres on the east
side of U.S. Highway 98 east of
Wakulla High School.
The applicant has not an-
nounced a specific plan for the
parcel. The P and Z will hear the
request Jan. 9 and the county
commission will consider it on
Feb. 6.
A site plan application will
be considered from Orville Cum-
mings and agent Kathy Shirah on
1.8 acres on U.S. Highway 319 near
the Bridle Gate subdivision. The
property is being earmarked for
a new medical office. The request
will be heard in January and Feb-
ruary.
Kevin and Kerry Gaby have

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Continued from Page 1
he pushed away from the river
bank and fell into the water, said
Captain Griner. The accident oc-
curred 1.5 miles north of the old
railroad trestles near Mackery
Landing in Wakulla County and
the old Thompson and Buckeye
hunting sites in Franklin County.
Family members told investiga-
tors that Miles had recent health
issues.
Captain Cliff Carroll and Lt. Pat
Smith led the Wakulla County
investigative team. Family mem-
bers were at the accident scene
on Dec. 27. The investigation is
being turned over to Franklin
County officials, Captain Griner
concluded.
Correction
Due to incorrect information
provided to The News, a story
about the Crawfordville Woman's


Club in the Thursday, Dec. 22 is-
sue reported that Linda Hen-
derson was club president in
1995. Actually, she served as presi-
dent from 1995 until 2005. We
regret the r-r.:,
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submitted a final plat application
to replat four lots on .98 of an
acre on the east side of U.S. High-
way 319 in Sopchoppy, west of
the Claxton Vause subdivision.
The item will be considered in
January and February.
Joice Ventry has submitted
a rezoning on 2.74 acres west of


the Bridle Gate subdivision. The
zoning change will be from RR-2
residential to RR-1. The applicant
is hoping to place a second dwell-
ing unit on the property. The RR-
1 zoning allows one unit per acre.
The hearings are set in January
and February.
J. Harold and Janie Thur-.


mond and agent George Johnston
have submitted a rezoning for
.618 of an acre for 94 Cottonwood
Street in the Hudson Heights sub-
division in Crawfordville. The
zoning change will be from R-1
residential to C-O commercial of-
fice space. The .hearings are set
in January and February.


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John R. McLean and agent
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January and February.


A preliminary plat from
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Church


Obituaries

Lou J. N. Anfinson
Lou Jannie Nails Anfinson, 56,
of Tallahassee died Thursday,
IDec. 22.
A memorial service was held
Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Bevis Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee.
A native of Tallahassee, she
was a longtime resident of Leon
county.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Bonnie Anfinson of Tallahas-
see and Connie Anfinson Bell of
Jacksonville; a son, Jerry An-
fpnson, Jr. of Woodville; three sis-
ters, Ann Little of Wakulla Sta-
tion, Delarie Hightower of Plant
City and Sandy McNair of Wood-
ville; two brothers, Dan Nails, Jr.
of South Carolina and James
Dannelly, Jr. of Wakulla Station;
and a host of grandchildren.
Bevis Funeral Home in Talla-
hassee was in charge of the ar-
rangements.
Sarah H. Boynton
Sarah H. Boynton, 98, of Talla-
hassee died Friday, Dec. 23 in
Monticello.
.The funeral service was held
Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Salem
United Methodist Church with .
burial at Shelfer Cemetery. Me-
morial contributions may be-
made to the Salem United.Meth-
odist Church Organ Fund, 202
East 9th Avenue, Havana, FL
32333.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons,
Jimmy Boynton and wife Barbara
of Crawfordville and Bubba
Boynton and wife Genny of Ha-
vana; two daughters, Sarah Ross
Helgasoni of Icela' a'nd" D'enise *
Home and husband Jimmy of
Tallahassee; a' daughtei-in-law,
Dot Boynton of Tallahassee; 18
grandchildren; 36 great-grandchil-
dren; and four great-great-grand-
children.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home in Ouincy was in charge
of the arrangements.
Sara QOSZ.aitiGibsk-
"Sara Ozbdfhe Satis'Gibbs. -8,
of Tifte.Gn S d odai'
26 in Tifton.
The funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29
at the chapel, of Bowen-Don-
aldson Home for Funerals in
Tifton with burial at Oakridge
Cemetery. Dr. Wayne Roe and Dr.
W. Ches Smith III will officiate.
Family will receive friends from
6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 28 at the funeral home. Me-
morial contributions may be
made to Hospice of the Tift Area
or Brother Charlie's Rescue Cen-
ter.
A native of Lawrenceville, GA,
she had lived in Tifton for 69
years. She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Tifton and a
retired librarian.
Survivors include a son, David
Sams Gibbs of Panacea; a daugh-
ter, Jane Gibbs Sinclair and hus-
band Jim of Tifton; a brother, W.E.
Sams, Sr. and wife Carolyn of
Sylvester, GA; five grandchildren;
two nieces; and one nephew,
Bowen-Donaldson Home for
Funerals in Tifton, GA is in charge
of the arrangements.
Rufus Graddy
Rufus Graddy, 92, of Tallahas-
see died Monday, Dec. 19.
The funeral service was held
Thursday, Dec. 22 at Culley's
MeadowWood Funeral Home in
Tallahassee with burial at Culley's
MeadowWood Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32308.

Church Will

Host Party
The F.O.C.U.S. Outreach Min-
istries will host a New Years's Eve
party Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.
at Wakulla Springs Baptist Church.
Families and youths of all ages are
welcome to attend.
The event will feature food,
music, fireworks and games along
with a chili cookoff. For moxe in-
formation, call Amanda Lawrence
at 926-4044, extension 109.


A native of Georgetown, GA,
he was a longtime resident of
Tallahassee. He was the former
owher and operator of Graddy's
All Traffic Service Station, which
was a Gulf and then a Shell ser-
vice station. His involvement in
the community included mem-
bership as a 50-year Mason at
Jackson Lodge, the Marzuq Tem-
ple of the Tallahassee Shrine
Club, of which he was a road run-
ner, and the Scottish Rite. He was
a charter member of the Leon
County Sheriff's Posse and also
had been a member of the Talla-
hassee Capitals semi-pro baseball
team.
Survivors include his wife of
65 years, Elsie Graddy of Tallahas-
see; a son, Rufus Alan Graddy and
wife Gina of the Mashes Sands
community; a daughter, Bunny
Sims and husband Buddy of Tal-
lahassee; and two grandchildren,
David Sims of Tallahassee and
Ryan Graddy of Mashes Sands.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee was,
in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth E. Hires, Sr.
Kenneth Edward Hires, Sr,, 69,
'of Crawfordville died Monday,
Dec. 19 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Friday, Dec. 23 at Whiddon Lake
Cemetery in Crawfordville.
A 'native of Blountstown, he'
had lived in Crawfordville for 23
years. He was a crane operator
and of the Holiness faith: He
loved to fish and sing.
Survivors include two sons,
Kenneth Edward Hires, Jr. of
Casper, WY and Ben Millership
of Pensacola: a daughter, Patricia
Goldsberry of Bristol; a stepsis-
ter, Linda Pitz. of Crawfordville;
and three grandchildren, Tayler
Christian Hires of Carrabelle, Tori
Leann Goldsberry of Altha and


A Sopchoppy
fl United
-Methodist-
I Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Pastor Bob Laidlaw
850-962-2984


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Pioneer Baptist
Church (SBC)
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. adult, children & youth 7 p.m.
486 Beechwood Drive Crawfordville, FL.
(North of the Lower Bridge Road and
Spring Creek Highway intersection)
Rev. Dennis Hall, Pastor
850-926-6161

Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
sslMBUEtaSODj Crawfordville

Vr t Pastor Bryan Maness
926-8666
Sunday School................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship................ 11 a.m.
Evening Worship................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service...... 7:30 p.m.
& Youth Service................. 7 p.m.
Royal Rangers............... 7:30 p.m.
Missionettcs.................. 7:30 p.m.


SOckockonee


S United
Methodist
Church
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
hstor fSofb aiSlan
(850) 962-2984
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Crawfordville United Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
UNITED Pastor Gary Morris
METHODIST 926-7209 "Come Grow With Us
CHURCH Ochlockonee & Arron Rood
mMawww.gbgm-umc.org/cvilleumc


Madison Millership of Phoenix,
AZ.
Haivey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville was in charge of
the arrangements.
Robert D. McCown
Robert Dean McCown, 67, of
Tallahassee died Saturday, Dec. 24
in Tallahassee.
The funeral service will be.
held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29
at the chapel of J.W. Call Funeral
Home in Pikeville, KY. Memorial
contributions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Cen-
ter Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
A native of Pikeville, he had
lived in Tallahassee since 1959.
He served his country in Korea
while in the U.S. Army. He was
an assistant sergeant-at-arms for
the State of Florida, a classic car
enthusiast and an avid fisher-
man.
Survivors include his wife of
47 years, Dorothy McCown of
Tallahassee; a son, Tim McCown


FIRST
1 lJ BApTIST (I-tURC-
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3086 Crawfordville Hwy.
(South of the Courthouse)
Church Office: 926-7896

www.fbccrawfordville.org
Youth .
www.crosstraining.org


and wife Joanna of Wakulla
County; a daughter, Sonja Heeg
and husband Joe of Tallahassee;
a brother, Jack McCown of Green-
ville, SC; and four grandchildren,
Jacob McCown, Kelsea McCown,
Joey Heeg and Natalie Heeg.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee was
in charge of the arrangements.


loodBought Ochlockonee
pirirou Christian Center
Word Tah A Word of Faith Church

'Schedule of Services
Sunday 11 a.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Thursday Ladies
Bible Study 10 a.m.
2263 Curtis Mill Rd.
Sopchoppy, FL 962-3774
Pastor John S. Dunning
(From Rhema Bible Training Center)


SUNDAY
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Fellowship Meal 6:00 p.m.
(call for reservations)
Prayer/ Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
CrossTraining (Youth) 7:00 p.m.
Children's Events 6:30 p.m.


Hwy 319 Medart,
.j BOffice 926-5265
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
1:3 0-a Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship 11:00 a.m.
AWANA Clubs 4:00 p.m.
rYouth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
SEvening Worship 6:00,p.m.
SWednesday Senices 7:00 p.m
SOur Missi6n is: Loving God and Loving Others
through Worship, Ministry and Service.
Operating like a family; strong in the Word of God, warm and
inviting. Powerful ministries for strengthening our families.
Reaching Children, Youth, Adults and Seniors for Jesus.
We will look forward to seeing you this Lord's Day.
www.lakeellenbaptistchurch.org


Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church
117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy
962-7822

Sunday School 9:45 AM
Morning WIorship 11 AM

AWANA Club 5 PM
Evening Worship 6 PM
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Thomas E. Burch

Hey Haney,4/12/27 12/16/04.
I still Love you '"Just a little
bit" but we never talked about being
apart so I don't know how much I
miss you there are no words that
would express this LOST feeling.
Maggie, Ellie &Jacque are as ok
as they can be without you. All our love
forever.
k Your Willie


WakullaSprin6s


Sunday Activities Wedne
Continental Breakfast 9:15 a.m. Family
Bible Study/Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Children
Worship Service 11 a.m.


RIVERSINK

Baptist Cburcb

Sunday School.......9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship..........7 p.m.
Wednesday Evening......7 p.m.
Pastor Gary Tucker
926-3217

Trinity
Lutheran
Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Web site:
TrinityLutheranofWakulla.com
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Pastor David W. Raetz
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557

St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton

Catholic Ch 'r
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 AM
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
926-1797
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1391 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327

esday Evening Activities
Night Supper 5:30 .p.m.
n/Youth/Adult Activities, 6:45 p.m.


General Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Office 850-926-5152 Fax 850-926-5825 School Office 850-926-5583
Wcbsite: www.byhisgrace.cc/wsbc


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Southern Specialties

Including Prime Rib Fried Chicken
Grouper Oysters
Bountiful Selection of Salads & Sandwiches
Our Famous Navy Bean Soup
Homemade Desserts
just to name a few
Open Evervday


Breakfast: 7:30 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 2 p.m.
Dinner: 6 8 p.m.
550 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
V 224-5950
Operated by the Florida Park Service


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Sopchoppy
Church Of Christ
Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Sunday: Bible Study...............9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study...............7 p.m.
Visitors Are Welcome!
Home Bible Courses available...
please call for details, 962-221.3

II7 Saint Teresa
Episcopal
\/ Church
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & U.S. 98,
Sunday School
Holy Eucharist 8:30 AM
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Father John Spicer
926-4288


Wahkulla
United Methodist Church
Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 .m.
Sunday School for all ages 10 2.m.
Sunday Worship- 11 =m.
Wednesday Service- 7 p.m.
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
421-5741
Pstor Jo r Pevcy "
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005-Page 5


WAKULLA
STATION NEWS
By Verna Brock

It is so great to have Eden
home for a little while. She'll be
here until Jan. 10. After that, it's
back to the frigid North and prac-
ticing for the next softball sea-
son will begin in earnest. She's
very excited about starting her
third year at UW Madison, but
not so thrilled to return to sub-
zero temperatures.
She'll be playing in Atlanta, in
a tournament March 3 through
March 5, which will be nice.
We had such a lovely Christ-
mas Eve service at the Wakulla
United Methodist Chruch, with
candle light and Communion.
Christmas Day we had our regu-
lar 11 a.m. service. New Year's
Day we will also have just the 11
a.m. service. The earlier, contem-
porary service will resume Jan.
8.
Alan has been very busy the
.past few months managing a
campaign in North Florida to
have a successful petition drive
for a ballot initiative. This effort
is to require the State of Florida
to allocate 15 percent of the an-
nual tobacco settlement funds to
youth education about the dan-
gers of tobacco use. If you haven't
had a chance to sign this peti-
tion, let me know... I have cop-
ies! I'll even make sure they get
mailed.
Mindy Little was home briefly
at Thanksgiving. It was wonder-
ful ,to see her and Anne while
she was visiting from the west
coast. Home for Christmas were
Rene and Angie Jenkins, looking
fit as a fiddle with grandmother
Lorraine, and mother Louise
Jenkins at the Christmas Eve ser-
vice.
We got a Christmas picture
postcard from Charlie and Col-
leen Turner, featuring their ador-
able baby boy, Chase. He is grow-
ing like a weed, and before you
know it he'll be giving them a
run for their money.
Keep WakgT, County Beautiful


BUCKHORN
COMMUNITY
NEWS
By Ethel Skipper
We wish a Happy New Year to
everyone. Now that Christmas is
over, things can get back in place.
I was happy and had fun deco-
rating for Christmas although my
tree was turned over more than
one time by great-grands.
Their mothers said they put
up small trees. It was not fun
having to redecorate my tree. As
soon as Christmas was over I had
grandchildren to take the tree
down and pack everything away
until Christmas again,
This year my Christmas cards
increased. They came from all
over the U.S. I didn't have to pull
out last year's cards.
Santa was real good to me. My
family was all.around the dinner
table for Christmas. On the day
,after Christmas my sister, Callie,
her three daughters, and their
children were down from South
Carolina and Mobile, AL. It seems
we have gained more family
members.
We thank Jesus for his birth-
day as we celebrated it with
songs and praises to his name.
Alberta Hines wishes a happy
birthday to her son, Kevin Hines,
on Dec. 27 and her daughter,
Felise Hines, on Dec. 30.
There will be Watch Night
Service on New Year's Eve night,
Dec. 31 at St. Nora P.B. Church in
Sopchoppy with Zion Hill P.B:
Church and Mt. Trail P.B. Chruch,
Host pastor is Elder Stanley Sims.
'Everyone is welcome to attend.
Service will begin at 9 p.m.
Watch Night Service will also
be held at the Outreach on Surf
Rd. with singing, praises, and
preaching. We invite women and
men in the ministry to come and
be a part of the preaching. The
public is welcome. Host pastor
is mother Ethel M. Skipper.
Our prayers and concern go
out to all the sick and shut-in,
those in the .hospital,, nursing
home all those in need of help'
:,everywhere;
The Carrabelle Church of'


Christ W.I.H. welcomes you to
our New Year fellowship service
on Sunday. Sunday school is at
10:30 a.m. and fellowship service
at 11:30 a.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, will be the
official visit for the Tallahassee
District of the Church of Christ
Written in Heaven. All churches
in the district will meet at 7:30
p.m.
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WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION CALENDAR 2005


January 3


January 3


January 17


Workshop Contract to be Renewed
Commission Chambers
Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers


Commission Meeting


5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


Commission Chambers
ALL WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC HEARINGS AND COMMISSION MEETINGS ARE OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC.WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS/PARTICIPATION.
Wakulla County does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, and Age or Handicapped status in
employment or the provision of services.. Handicapped individuals may receive special accommodations with one working day's notice
as per section 286.011 I(6)FS. (If you need special accommodations, please call (850) 926-0919,TDD (850) 926-1201.
If additional information is needed on the above mentioned Workshops, Public Hearings, etc.,
please contact The Board of County Commissioners' Office at (850) 926-0919 or FAX (850) 926-0940,TDD (850)926-1201.
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Sunday School

Presbyterian/ 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
3383 Coastal Hwy.
Across from Medart Rec Park Nursery Provided
926-4569
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Panacea Park
Baptist Church
24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
'Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears


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WHERE:
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interested in scholarships and financial aid
for any college, not just TCC.

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Reminder: If you would like help with your FASFA, please
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People


At End Of Life, Dad Went Back To His Wakulla County Roots


By SAUNDRA GERRELL KELLEY
Of Big Bend Hospice
Happy New Year! We finished
2005 with a flourish in Wakulla
County. We survived the devas-
tation of major hurricanes, a
flood, and a recent tornado and,
yet, the "can do" attitude so
unique to our county kept right
on, never missing a beat. New
construction changed the face of
our county towns day by day, but
underneath the change, the se-
curity born of deep roots that
keep this place unique to itself
kept right on.
It's a great place to live and
work, and Big Bend Hospice is
very much a part of this place.
During hurricane season, we
were out there, trying to make
our independent-minded pa-
tients and their families secure
before we tended to our own
needs. We did it because of the
deep-seated attitude that life is
precious, no matter at what point
that life is being lived. -.
One of the most interesting"'
things about working with the
Big Bend Hospice care team is
watching and listening to their
interaction as they discuss each
new family that enters our care
and the love and devotion they
bring with their expertise to the
folks already in our program.
When a new family enters Big
Bend Hospice, the team assigned
to the patient does an intense
analysis of what the patient and
family needs. From there, a plan
of care develops that incorpo-
rates the best in ho-nice and
palliative care, providing the pa-
tient comfort and the family a
sense of security in the care of
their loved one..
Throughout the time of our
interaction with the patient and
his or her family, we take great
care to ensure, they receive the
care, comfort and hope that is Big
Bend Hospice.
So, what is the hope? What
can it possibly mean to someone
who just learned death is loom-
ing on the horizon, or that a
loved one is dying? No matter
how many billions of people
have .lived and died since life
began, the individual is the one
who is doing that living and dy-
ing, and very few of us are inter-
ested inr dying.
Almost everyone desires to
live forever, it would appear. Be-
yond making a will, most of us
refuse to think about "the end,"
until we are forced into it. How-
ever, when the time comes and
a physician tells us our life ex-
pectancy is limited and nothing
more can be done to prolong life,
every question imaginable crops
up.
How long can I live with this
illness? Will there be much pain
and can it be controlled? Can I
stay at home? What will happen
to my possessions? Do I want to

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be resuscitated? These are just a
few of the questions I have heard
and you can guess there are as
many as there are people to ask
them, but each one is important
and deserving of thought and
discussion,
Of course we do not wish to
leave our known world for the
next, no matter what our belief
system tells us, but we must have
hope that while we are here, our
needs will be attended to, that
pain will be controlled as much
as we wish and that some qual-
ity of life will be achieved as long
as there is life to live.
I think that the quality of life
issue is crucial in this discussion.
I recall that when my dad, Ferd
Gerrell, was in rapid decline, one
of the most special things that
happened to us was a precious
gift given to us by a cousin.
As sometimes happened to
folks living in southern Leon

Fish Fry Will

Benefit Family

Of Galloway
A benefit fish fry will be held
for the Darren Galloway family
on Thursday, Dec. 29 at noon at
Hudson Park in Crawfordville.
Galloway was killed in a single
vehicle accident in Leon County
Saturday, Dec. 17.
Galloway left behind five
small children and the family
needs help with medical and
other expenses. Anyone inter-
ested in making a donation or
assisting with the fish fry is asked
to contact Rhonda Griffin at The
Landing at 984-4996. Donations
will also be accepted at the fish
fry.


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County, my dad was one of those
youngsters who just didn't take
to farming, especially when it
came to rooting up palmettos to
ready the land for crops. Hunt-
ing alligators with his older
brother, Wilmer, was more to his
liking, but pushing the plow was
not.
When he left the farm for Tal-
lahassee and a career in watch-
making and jewelry, he seldom
looked back except for reunions
with our wonderful family, Thag
is, until his physician gave him
the unwelcome news of eiqd
stage congestive. heat failure.
and then Alzheimer's disease.
Enter our cousin, Pete Gerrell.
My dad always had the utmost
respect for this man, whom I--
knew only from reunions in
Woodville. When he offered to
take Daddy back fo his roots, he'
gave our little family a gift that.
continues to this day, and my dad
has been gone since 1997.
That I got to go with those two
adventurous men is still a mir-:
Sacle, but they.let me come along
for the ride and it was an experi-
ence that changed me forever. As,
we rod-e'deep into the woods, we
saw cemeteries, sinkholes. saw-
dust mountains and more. and I
heard stories from those rwo that
I had never known. ,
I saw old homesteads and one
of the most special places was
Magnolia, where our family situ-
ated until they moved to Wood-
ville. They talked about "cooper-
ing," the art of barrel making, for
storing turpentine and other stor-
age needs, and I discovered new
facets of my dad that I had never
known. To watch him recover
special memories while there
was still time to catch them as
special. To share their recovery


with him was something I will
riever forget.
I think we made two trips with
cousin Pete, but they are etched
forever on my mind and heart,
partly because I got the opportu-
nity to reconnect with my own
personal history, but also be-
cause the trips opened doors in
my dad's memory that live on. in
me to this day. After that, Daddy
and I spent many hours together,


really up until he died, talking
and rehashing stories of his past.
The hope that we achieved
through that experience gave our
family a more complete picture
of this man we nearly idolized
and made him more real to us
as a person. For him, it allowed
him the opportunity to regale us
with his stories and gave him the
concentrated time he needed
with us.


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then, and I have never stopped.
since.
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Residents Of Bridle Gate Made Homes Beautiful For Holidays


By MARJ LAW
Of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
While many Wakulla County
residents were putting up trees
nd placing lights in their win-
:ows this holiday season, home
owners in the Bridle Gate subdi-
vision were busy arranging col-
orful strings of lights from their
rooftops, on trees, and among
shrubbery. It was to be a compe-
tition of the most creative, the
most beautiful and the most dif-
ficult.
The people of Bridle Gate
showed their enthusiasm for the
,Christmas season this year by
vying for first place in a home
and yard-decorating contest.
Ellen Davies asked us at Keep
Wakulla County Beautiful to
judge,
We drove in a 'vehicle separate
from our hosts' car. I thought it

Happy First

Birthdays


















Shaelah E. Ard
Happy first birthday to Shae-
lah Elizabeth Ard on Dec. 13. She
is the daughter of Mark and
Irvene Ard of Panacea.
SMaternal grandparents are
R nnie and Carol Metcalf of Pana-
cea. Paternal grandparents are
Wesley and Lois Ard of DeFuniak
Sp aings.
Maternal great-grandparent is
Lillie Mae Cruce of Perry. Pater-
41 great-grandparents are Wil-
mer and Gladys Ard of DeFuniak
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Carson M. Putnam
Happy first birthday to Carson
I\atthew "Pookie" Putnam on
12ec. 17. He is the son of Melissa
air and Matt Putnam of Craw-
rdville.
SMaternal grandparents are
ne Holmes of Tallahassee and
Jyimy Blair of Perry. Paternal
g grandparents are Linda Putnam
SCrawfordville and the late
Carson celebrated his birthday
with his sister, Maegan, brother,
iley, .and friends.


Cameron E. West
Happy first birthday to Cam,
ron Earl West on Jan. 7. He is
he son of Roy West, Jr. and Nilki
Vest of Crawfordville.
Maternal grandparents are
.len Owens and James Owens
f Bainbridge, GA and Mike
ohnson of Panacea. Paternal
grandparents are Shirley and Roy
Vest, Sr. of Crawfordville.,


would be an easy and fast con-
test. How difficult could it be,
checking out a few homes?
We divided our criteria into
three categories: curb appeal, 50
percent, creativity, 25 percent,
and difficulty, 25 percent. Start-
ing with Wingate Court, we
moved on to Calvary by way of
Bridle Gate Drive. We continued
to Ivan Church Road, then to
Shoemaker Court and Traynor
Court.
Thousands of lights twinkled
in colorful scenes. Angels and
stars, reindeer and Santas, candy
canes and Christmas trees lit up
the neighborhood. We found
ourselves turning around and re-





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viewing the homes we'd already
visited. How does one choose
from such spectacular displays?
First place went to Ronald and
Patricia Gubala. Besides colorful
scenes which dazzled our sight,
holiday music gently reinforced
the holiday feeling. Reindeer
gamboled, a sleigh headed for
the North Pole, and a ginger-
bread man stood in scenes deco-
rating the yard.
Right across the road, the
Crum's home won second place
for its integrated and carefully
orchestrated approach. Colored
lights dripped from the eaves,
candy canes and bag lights lined
the walkways, and an airolane


waited to take off. Besides its
creativity, this yard was simply
very attractive.
Third place went to the Plagge
family. They juxtaposed white
lights along the roof, on a Christ-
mas tree and on an.angel against
colorful lights on shrubbery and
a group of deer. This house and
yard stood out for its serenity and
its gentle beauty.
While we were allowed to
choose only three winners, we
could not leave without naming
three more for special mention.
Actually, even that was difficult,
as so many residents put out val-
iant and creative effort. A'whole
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lot of planning went into their
work.
The Barksdale's display was
very pleasant, cheerful and invit-
ing, winning first place in "hon-
orable mention." Ellen Davies,
who acted as our hostess, said
that her home was "off limits."
However, since we were the
judges, we over-ruled her, and
named her home as the second
in the special category. She com-
bined hundreds of colorful lights
with a huge Grinch!
We called the McKay home
the "gingerbread" house, for its
storybook look of lights trim-


ming and outlining doors and
windows. It took third place in
honorable mention.
Decorating homes during the
holidays is just one way resi-
dents show they care about their
surroundings and are willing and
eager to prove it. When the lights
are gone, and the holiday season
is another happy memory, Bridle
Gate will still be beautiful.
Homeowners pick up every
scrap of debris, and they mow
and they trim and they keep their
yards neat, Congratulations to
the residents of Bridle Gate for
keeping their part of Wakulla
County beautiful!


The House Of Ronald And Patricia Gubala Placed First In Decorating Contest


Jones Presented With A Clock By Anita Townsend

Jones Steps Down From

Democratic Committee


After more than 25 years as a
member of the Wakulla Demo-
cratic Executive Committee, and
10 years as its chairwoman, Jenny
Jones has decided not to stand
for re-election this January. Cit-
ing family concerns Tones com-
meinted "It has been fun and I in
glad to have been able to seive."
The committee presented
Jones with an inscribed clock, a
plaque expressing their gratitude
for her years of service, and


hosted a reception in her honor.
Expressing both respect and af-
fection, Anita Townsend pre-
sented departing chair Jones the
clock as a token of the com-
mittee's appreciation for the
years of dedicated service she
gave both the paity and the
county.
The search for a new chairper-
son is underway, and election of
officers will take place at the
January meeting.


Shermans Have A Daughter


Travis and Amy Sherman of
Tallahassee announce the birth
of their daughter, Abbigail "Abbi"
Alane Houston Sherman, on Nov.
29 at Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
pital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8
ounces and measured 20 inches
in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Houston and Beth Taff of Craw-

Recycle Your

Christmas Tree
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is en-
couraging Wakulla County resi-
dents to recycle Christmas trees
after the holiday. Residents are
reminded to remove all tinsel and
ornaments before recycling.
The tree may be placed in the
yard or garden for use by birds
and other wildlife. Branches may
be pruned off for winter mulch
for perennials. Trees can also be
chipped and used as mulch
around other trees, shrubs or in
flower beds.
For many, selecting and deco-
rating the Christmas tree is one
of the highlights of the holiday
season. After the holidays, trees
can be recycled, thereby prolong-
ing their usefulness, state offi-
cials said.

New Year's Eve

Cruise Is Set
Wakulla Springs State Park will
host a New Year's Eve cruise and
dinner Saturday, Dec. 31.
The event will begin at 4 p.m.
with drinks and snacks by the
Wakulla Springs Lodge fireplace.
At 5 p.m., visitors will head down
to the waterfront for a romantic
cruise followed by a buffet din-
ner in the lodge dining room.
Reservations are required and
may be made by calling 224-5950.
Park officials will inform inter-
ested individuals of prices at that
time. Guest rooms are also avail-
able. For more information, call
the park.


fordville. Paternal grandparents
are Larry and Freddie Sherman of
Valrico.
Maternal great-grandmother is
Betty Ann Harvey of Crawford-
ville. Paternal great-grandmothers
are Evelyn Wilson of Valrico and
June Van Norman of Colorado
Springs, CO.
Abbi joins a sister, Raegan
Sherman, age 3.

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all closed.
I did talk to Scott at Jerry's Bait
and Tackle and he said a cus-
tomer just left the store who was
catching reds at the Hwy. 98
bridge at Newport. Michael
Smith and Chris Deason fished
a creek west of the Aucilla on
Monday and caught 30 trout be-
tween 18 to 20 inches and they


By GEORGE WEYMOUTH
Well, it's the holiday season again and New Year's Day is next
Sunday. A lot of hunters are going to be out in the woods. Whether
you're a hunter or not, be sure when you're in the woods to wear.
your hunter orange vest.
The following is an article I wrote in 1994 and I feel it is still
pertinent to any person who finds or harvests a trophy animal and
wishes to have it mounted. Certainly, a lot does depend on the
experience and talents of the taxidermist, but care of your prize in
the field isof utmost importance. No matter how qualified the taxi-
dermist is, he/she cannot ,perform miracles.
If miracles are requested, then expect to pay for them. For in-
stance, if a food package is shoved into your freezer and the tail of
that huge bass you've been saving to mount is broken off; the taxi-
dermist should be able to make -an artificial tail to replace it, but
expect him to charge more. Horns and antlers can be repaired and
sometimes large holes in the animal's skin need to be repaired with
skin from another. Even birds' wings can be replaced with another
if badly shot up or off! But, do expect to pay.extra...
Obviously, the better care taken in the field, the less it will cost:
the more perfect a specimen, the better. Even while bagging a tro-
phy deer, shot placement should be, if possible,, considered. If you
have the option, a chest shot certainly would be preferred-over a -
neck shot. A shoulder mount is much easier to prepare and looks a,
lot better if bullet holes don't have to be sewn up and.'or replaced
with skin from another animal. If you have a massive racked buck
coming towards you and you are using buckshot, if at all possible,
DON'T shoot it in the neck. If you do, you will create an absolute
nightmare for the taxidermist a football sized area basically de-
stroyed.
On the same note, NEVER cut up the throat of a deer on the
underside if you plan on having it mounted, for remember when
you look (and slightly up) at a shoulder mounted deer, yo.u see the
underside of the neck. It seems so basic that I wouldn't even men-
tion this, but you would be surprised at how many deer have been
brought to me cut up the underside rather than up the "mane" or
back of the neck.
When you've come upon a prize, such as a road-killed bobcat or
fox, and decided it is too valuable to let nature recycle, chances are
it had laid alongs'le the-road for h-Iurstraiwia snhoudlciiteiwhirh I
side it is laying on and point this ou.tpthd' thadicerTfriitfoP itf'sO
likely that some fur will slip on its "downside." and the mountican
be planned so this potentially bad area can be on the back side.
Road kills, or animals taken during the cooler winter months,
normally have healthy, luxurious coats and usually their fur coat
will come through the tanning fine, but the fur of creatures found
during warm weather probably won't. Whatever get them in a
cooler with ice just as soon as possible and either freeze or (prefer-
ably) rush them to the taxidermist.
No matter what the creature, be it fish, fowl, or furbearer, treat it
with utmost respect. An old, thick blanket tucked behind your pickup
seat cannot only possibly save you from near death on a bitterly
cold eve when your vehicle breaks down while you're out hunting
in the middle of nowhere, but can also be used to lay a trophy on in
your pickup's bed, saving it from being rubbed against the (often
rusty) metal frame.. .
When dragging a deer out of the woods, you'll likely work up a
good sweat, even if you shed your hunting jacket or shirt. DON'T
drag it backwards! Instead, wrap the head and forelegs -together
and drag the animal forward with your garment wrapped around
its head and shoulders. That way you'll protect the area to be
mounted. Remember, focus on taking care of your trophy first and
getting it to a taxidermist promptly. You can always show it off later,
and probably it will be a better mount!

FWC To Hold Hearing

On Freshwater Fisheries


Anglers and others in north-
west Florida who are interested
in the future of Florida's fresh-
water fisheries can. attend a
meeting in Tallahassee Jan' 7 and,
offer their input.
The meeting, hosted by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC), will
take place from 6:30 pem. to 9
p.m. at the Ramada Inn on North
Monroe Street. It is the fourth in
a! series of freshwater fisheries
summits around the state to
strengthen Florida's reputation
as one of the best fishing desti-
nations in the United States,
The summits will bring an-
glers and FWC biologists to-
gether to help the agency iden-
tify what fishermen are con-
cerned about and structure man-
agement plans that will have a
major effect on the future of
Florida's freshwater fisheries'.
"In the past, the public gave
input and FWC staff imple-
mented a plan. In this new pro-
cess, organized stakeholder
groups partner with the agency
to develop and implement plans
jointly," said Dave McElveen,
FWC planning coordinator.
Following the Tallahassee
summit, the FWC will host addi-
tional meetings in Lakeland and
Dania Beach. The summits fol-
low an online survey the FWC
conducted recently to gauge


what Florida's freshwater anglers
want and how they feel aboutC
management of the state's fresh-
water fish. Just over 1.500 people
participated in the online survey.


I hope you and your family
lad a nice Christmas and that
you got all that new fishing
equipment that you hinted
around for all year. If the weather
Stays like this, fishing this week-
end could really be good. There
really wasn't a lot to report from
the bait and tackle stores from
the weekend because they were


the last of the falling tide.
The Carrabelle River is still
producing trout and reds and'
Whiskey George Creek and Cash
Creek are holding plenty of trout.
Trolling jigs and Mirrolures real
slow in the Carrabelle River is a
good way to locate fish. The
OcMTockonee is producing quite
a few reds as far up as the state, z
park and plenty of sheepsheadl,,
if you can find the right holes.
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kept their limit of five. They also With a lot of people off this
had two nice reds. They were week, hopefully, I'll have more
fishing jigs on the bottom. Otto to report next week. Remember
Hough fished in the same gen- to leave that float plan with
eral area and said he caught someone and be careful out
about 30 trout also and kept his there. Since the kids are out of
limit. He also caught about eight school till next week, this would
reds and kept one, be a good time to take them fish-
I talked with JR's at the Aucilla ing.
and they said last week they As 2005 comes to an end this
were catching fish in the river,, :weekend I hope you and your
but so far this week it's been family have a very prosperous
slow. The West Pass has been ,,006. My New Year's wish for you
producing fish and the creeks is ihat your worst day of fishing
around the river have also been- in 2006 is better than your best
very good. -day of fishing in 2005. If you're
Mike Pearson and Tom Riddle. .going to be on the road at New
fished out of Shell Point on Mon- Years be extremely careful. There
day and caught lots of reds and -re a lot of fish out there that
trout in Oyster Bay. They used ou haven't caught. Good luck
jigs, shrimp and Mirrolures. They .nd good fishing!
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As the old year winds down.
it is time for us to take one last
look'at a yeaf that most of us will
reniember for a long. long time.
It was a year full of unexpected
and often unpleasant events, but
we have survived them and are
now looking forward to a better
new year.
january: The transfer of the
Coast Guard from the Treasury
Department to Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) on
March 1, 2003 brought many
changes to the Coast Guard fam-
ily (regulars,, reserves and auxil-
iary.) Since then, auxiliarists have
been kept busy being trained to
assist in many of the Coast
Guard's non-military assign-
ments.
February: Member training
continued for the local auxiliary
units (Flotilla 12 at St. Marks' and
Flotilla 13 at Shell Point). The last
weekend of the month Flotilla 12
hosted a highly successful divi-.
sion two-day training conference
in Tallahassee. It was apparent
that it had been. carefully plan-
ned to provide the maximum
amount of training in the time
allotted.
March: Flotilla 12 continued
focusing on member training,
especially on-the-water. The St.
Marks and the Wakulla rivers
provide excellent training sites
for the auxiliary to become a part
of a Homeland Security program
known as Waterway Watch'.
Members of both flotillas were
also learning about the Incident
Command System (ICS). There
are three phases of this course
taught: ICS-100, -200 and -300.
Completion of ICS-100 is required
for auxiliarists this year. The ICS
system should reduce the prob-
lems we saw with the lack of
cooperation between the differ-
ent agencies before and right af-
ter 9-11.
April: Patrol season officially
began for both flotillas the first
weekend. It was soon evident
that there was a shortage of
qualified personnel and/or facili-
ties (authorized auxiliary patrol
vessels or VHF-FM radios). It was
decided that if there were a
shortage of watchstanders and
only one station could be man-
ned, it would be the one at Shell
Point as their antenna and radios
could reach areas where Flotilla
12's station could not.
Earlier in the year, a represen-
tative of the Tallahassee Airport
contacted Marge Jones (13) about
putting together a display relat-


BoatingEn

.Coast Guard Station
Panama City ......
Coast Guard Station
,Yankeetown .............. ........... ..
Coast Guard Auxiliary
St. M arks (Flotilla 12) ..................
or .......
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) ................
or ......
ing to the Coast Guard Auxiliary's
Air Safety Patrol Program. Marge
accomplished the mission beau-
tifully, using items of interest she
had collected during her 10 years
as an auxiliary air observer and
other items she obtained from
Jack Rosenau (13) who was a pi-
lot in the Auxiliary Air Program
for 26 years. The exhibit was on
display at the Tallahassee Airport
from April 1 through June 30.
May: The readers began see-
ing news of Flotilla 12 written by
Carolyn Brown Treadon. This was
a real blessing for your reporter.
As you remember, I was out of
state or ill at least half of the
time. But it had a happy ending
for me... mold in my house was
found and removed and I am
getting well! And we have Carol-
yn officially reporting news from
her flotilla.
June: Weather conditions
stayed on the "iffy" side and
when it was inclement the pa-
trol vessels stayed close in. They
utilized the time with member
training of some type either
boat crew training for the new
members, or one of the specialty
courses. Flotilla 12 always makes
a sweep, or two of the two rivers
doing Waterway Watch or check-
ing Aids to Navigation (ATON).
Days when the weather was too
inclement for boating, the watch-
standers went ahead and stood
radio guard for any unknown
boaters who might need help.
Often the watchstanders at the
Shell Point station were the only
ones who heard a distress call.
July: Fourth of July weekend -
we never know what to expect.
Saturday and Sunday were peace-
ful and uneventful. Then came
midnight and it was another
day the Fourth of July, At 12:45
a.m. Ron Piasecki (13) received a
call from the Coast Guard Station
Panama City regarding an over-
due pontoon boat. A family mem-
ber reported out of state guests
had left Live Oak Island about
7:30 p.m. Sunday evening and


August: The battle of the de-,'
bris continued. That and the un-'
usually high temperatures over
100 degrees for several days, were,
riot inducive to boating. Fortu-
nately, there were no distress

we managed to have watch-,a
standers on duty at the auxiliary
.rson. station every weekend and most
of the time there was at least one
patrol vessel on duty. When there
"''was a. possibility that Hurricane
Katrina might come calling,
iergencies coastal residents took no chances t
SAL.. J a4 moved cars. golf 'ai.ts and
boats etc island&.
On Sunday. Aug. 28. Flotilla 12
......1 (850) 234-4228 suffered the loss of two mem-
.352 44-0 bers. Don Gilbert passed away
.........................1 (352) 447-6900 that morning and that night John

........................1 (850) 906-0540 Champion succumbed to a fatal
....................................893-5137 "heart attack. Their passing also
........................1 (850926-5049 deeply affected Flotilla 13 as both
...................................926-5654 men had been members of 13 at
S..one time. 'n,....
were going to Shell Island to see September: Labor Day week-
the fireworks. They were ex- end was uneventful at this end
pected back by 10 p.m. of the district. Our hearts went
The auxiliary searched for 'out t0o all those affected by Hur-
about two hours before the Coast ricarie Katrina. As of Sunday
Guard decided to halt the opera- 'morning, the Coast Guard had
tions until daybreak as the seas rescued more that 17,000 people
were calm so the overdue vessel ..from the flooded areas of New
would be in no danger. The Coast' 7Orleans. Our experience in July
Guard said that they would send was nothing like theirs, but it
a Falcon jet and a 25 foot USCG taught tis compassion.
vessel at daybreak. Flotilla 12 held its elections
Our patrol vessel was going andTimAshely was elected Flo-
out the Shell Point channel when : tilla Commander and Duane
they spotted the pontoon boat Treadon Vice Commander.
about two miles south of Live October: At Shell Point we con-
Oak Island. They had run out of tinued struggling to restore all
gas. If only they had had a VHF- that the storm surge had bat-
FM radio. Just think of the fuel .. ,tered. Little by little, it was be-
that was used needlessly, and the ginning to look like the old Shell
worry it would have saved their 'Point, all except for the area that
loved ones. I hope Santa brought had once been a beautiful Shell
them a radio. Point Resort. The residents felt
The unexpectedstorm surge badly about it and then it was
from Hurricane Dennis on July learned thht Broward Taff, Jr., and'
10 brought a 10 to 12 foot wall of Rocky Pratt were also concerned
water and devastation to the .,;and were taking actions to clean
coastal areas of St. Marks, Shell it up.
Point, Panacea and Ochlockonee After the ruins of the marina,
Bay. Also in the July 14 issue of restaurant and motel had been
The Wakulla News this column removed, they were concentrat-
was not there...a first J believe,
but there wasn't anyone here to ,
write it. '


Coast Guard Auxiliary activi-
ties for several weeks were at a
minimum. Actually, Flotilla 12
was able to get back on its feet
sooner than Flotilla 13, So many
of 13's members had their homes
to repair. The storm surge did
more damage than most of the
hurricanes ever did. For weeks all
you could see as you drove into
Shell Point were piles of debris
on the county right-of-way wait-
ing for contractors to pick it up.
It was amazing how many or-
ganizations volunteered to help
with the cleanup...various church
groups groups, NJROTC from the
high school and Boy Scouts, to
name a few. Thanks to Sheriff
David Harvey, the area was
closely patrolled to help wher-
ever needed and to prevent loot-
ing.


ing on, clearing the remaining,
area... docks, boat basin and ad-
jacent canals. I learned that
Michael Moore, LLC, a local man,
had been hired and in 21 days
his crew had completed the
cleanup except for the, area
around the sunken Green Waters.
Now that DEP permission has
been granted for its removal,
Moore's crew will begin that
project in the near future.
Flotilla 17 (Pensacola) hosted
the Division Training Conference
thaLrvias3-ielcb in:'Santdetim -on
Oct'.i&ahdO.cte9;.'-he high point
was the elections. Dallas"Cochran
(Flotilla 14) was elected Division
Captain for 2006 and Rich Ras-
mussen from Flotilla 12 will be
the Vice Captain.
November:, Auxiliarists had a
little time for themselves as the
patrol season had officially
ended the last weekend in Octo-
ber. John Edrington was elected
Flotilla 13 Commander and
Michael Longanecker his Vice
Commander. Yes, John was Flo-
tilla Commander once before -
in 1997 and 98. He, like Tom
Kinnebrew used to be, is 'being
recycled.
December: At the division
Change of Watch held in Panama
City on Dec. 4 all elected and


appointed staff officers attending
the ceremony were sworn in, but
will not assume their duties un-
til the first of January.
Yes, 2005 was a year we will
long remember but, being the
optimists that are, we are expect-
ing a better one to arrive soon,
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PS-U Will Face Penn

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, The Florida State University also broadcast the game
Seminoles will finish the 2(005 FSU ended the regular
football season with a game with a record of 8-4 wh
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%owl. FSU won the Atlantic Coast on the last play of the g
tjnference championship to play the only blemish on thei
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success in November, according
So Coach Bryan Camp.
, Students raised $9,067.72 this
year, topping the total of $8,880
raised last year. The money is
raised through pledges from par-
ents, friends, family members
ad businesses.
sk, Students earn individual rec-
ognition and prizes for participat-
iftg in the program. "We are very
proud of the hard work of our top
f-ndraisers," said Camp.
First grader Christian Vargas
raised the most money with $511.
Lauren Castor had the second
largest collection with $360.
K Atelyn Hartung raised $211
while Emily Davis raised $205.
fevin Caldwell brought in $175
and Jimmy McPherson raised
9170.
-,The money raised during the
event is given to the American
Heart Association to fund life sav-
ing research and education pro-
goams. Heart disease is the
iltion's number one killer and
stroke is the third leading cause
odfdeath'in addition to being the
lIhding cause of serious disabil-
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-! Coach Camp was assisted by
C(pach Trisha Strickland. They
lQth thanked the students for
"another record breaking, year."

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school will conclude on Feb. 14.
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Unprecedented Growth In 2005 Changed Wakulla Forever


January

School Bus
Accident
Injures 13

An ordinance amending the
Wakulla County Comprehensive
Plan's Future Land Use Map to
include the N.G. Wade Sustain-
able Community was approved
by the Wakulla County Commis-
sion in January. The Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs
(DCA), developer and county
agreed to a scaled down version
of the original development pro-
posal. The site in northeastern
Wakulla was to include residen-
tial development along with of-
fice and commercial space.
Fran Councill was hired to lead
the Wakulla County EMS unit as
director after nearly two years of
searching. Council ran the de-
partment for Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital until the hospital
pulled out of providing EMS man-
agement in 2003.
A school bus accident involv-
ing a semi dump truck and three
buses injured 13 people but none
of the 11 students and two adults
were injured seriously. Officials
credited the bus drivers for tak-
ing evasive action and saving the
lives of their passengers.
Seven Teacher of the Year can-
didates were announced in Janu-
ary. The teachers were Kimberly
Bartnick, Belinda Jones, Deana
Scherbarth, Savannah Boege,
Terry Price, Melisa Taylor and
Joyce Ashburn.
Sopchoppy City Commission-
ers requested staff to review
growth plans as development
was beginning to creep into the
community. Plans to expand sew-
age treatment resulted in several
residents asking for controlled
growth.
A 65-year-old Crawfordville
woman disappeared from her
home in December. The sheriff's
office joined the hunt to find Julia
M. Davis. Her husband, Jerry, said
he had left home on Dec. 11 and
his wife was missing when he
returned.
The Walgreens pharmacy chain
delivered plans for a Crawfordville
store to the county building and
planning department in January.
The 29 foot tall building was to
be 14,460 square feet in size when
completed.
Wakulla County remembered
slain civil rights leader Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr. at a service at
New Bridge Hope Missionary
Baptist Church in the Shadeville
community on Jan. 16.
Plans to rehabilitate the aging
Bayside Marina in Ochlockonee
Bay with townhouses and im-
prioved facilities were submitted
to the county planning depart-
ment.
Five large residential develop-
ments were to be considered by
the county commission following
the submission of Comprehen-
sive Plan Future Land Use Map
amendments during the early
part of 2005.
Belinda Jones was named the
Wakulla County Teacher of the
Year. District administrators met
with Jones in her Medart Elemen-
tary School fourth grade class-
room to give her balloons, flow-
ers and a goodie bag.
County commissioners an-
nounced their desire to purchase
land near Rock Landing Pier in
Panacea. The board wanted to
improve the facility and needed
additional land to make potential
improvements at the site.
The county commission voted
to support the Wakulla Trace se-


nior citizens housing develop-
ment near the Wakulla County
Senior Citizens Center in Craw-
fordville. Commissioners agreed
to waive $30,000 worth of fees to
help the project while federal and
local funding for construction
was sought.
A 20-year-old Crawfordville
man died in a one vehicle acci-
dent on Bob Miller Road. Randy
Lee Schneider died when he was
ejected from his truck. His young-
er brother survived the accident
with minor injuries.
The Wakulla County School
Board recognized bus drivers
Christine Vick and Neals Watts
and high school student Candi
Scott for their efforts in protect-
ing the lives of Wakulla County
school students involved in an
early morning bus accident that
heavily damaged Vick's bus,

February


Builder Chosen For
34 Unit Senior
Housing Complex

A 72-year-old Crawfordville
man was charged with second
degree murder in connection
with the strangling death of his
65-year-old wife. Jerry J. Davis had
reported his wife missing in De-
cember. Her body was found in a
remote part of southern Alabama.
The Wakulla County 'Sheriff's
Office communications division
upgraded to a more -technologi-
cally advanced digital dispatch
system to keep up with the times.
Monthly charges on individual
phone bills and a grant paid for
the upgrade.
State lawmakers filed a bill
they hoped would define what
constituted a legal fishing net.
Rep. Will Kendrick and Senator
Al Lawson took action stating
that the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
had become too political.
A safety grant helped the
sheriff's office acquire a Monte
Carlo Intimidator to help with
traffic safety in Wakulla County.
The vehicle was manufactured as
a tribute to the late NASCAR
driver Dale Earnhardt.
County commissioners pon-
dered a proposal to erect storm
surge markers at Wakulla County
subdivisions to warn residents of
the potential danger of hurricane
storm surge.
African American staff mem-
bers from Wakulla Springs re-
called memories of working on


the property in the 1940s as part
of Black History Month. The
event was sponsored by the
Friends of Wakulla Springs. ,
Wakulla County residents, in-
cluding more than 75 area com-
mercial fishermen, asked state
lawmakers Senator Al LawSon
and Rep. Will Kendrick for assis-
tance through bills or state fund-
ing for projects at the annual leg-
islative delegation meeting on
Feb. 10. The 2005 Legislative Ses-
sion began a few weeks later on
March 8. ,
The Wakulla Medical .Center
opened its new building in Pan-a-
ced, across U.S. Highway 98 foron
its former facility. Besides more
space for Dr. Gene Charbonneau
to treat patients, the new center
also has an expanded pharmacy.
County commissioners at-
tempted to give employees guid
ance on how to handle public
records requests from citizens
Citizens told board members that
it appeared that they were cover-
ing up information and making
it difficult for residents to obtain
public records. |
Rep. Will Kendrick and Senaf
tor Al Lawson presented a ne4
sign designating the Buckhorn
Creek Bridge as the Arthur L,
Andrews Memorial Bridge. The
sign also honored all Wakulla
County veterans who have served
their country. Andrews died in
the Vietnam War.
Commissioners considered a
land swap with the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge in an
attempt to create a new boat
ramp on the Sopchoppy River;
The board was not sure what to
do about the old Brothers Three
boat ramp.
The Wakulla County Planning
and Zoning Commission recom-
mended approvals for several
.Comprehensive Plan Future Land
Use Map amendments including
a 134 acre parcel off Rehwinkel
Road and a 174 acre parcel off
Highway 61. The landowners
were planning to develop resii
dental subdivisions on the par-
cels.
Cousins Kaitlin Crouch and
Brenna Evans were selected as
Wakulla High School Valedicto-
rian and Salutatorian respectively
as the Sopchoppy girls, who are
close friends, ended their high
school careers together, the same,
way they started out in elemen-.
tary school.
Winn-Dixie filed for bank-i
ruptcy protection in New York on
Feb. 21. The struggling grocery1
chain had 920 stores including;
one in Crawfordville.
Allstate Construction was se-.


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WHS Students Continued Work On 'The Great Wall' Of Panacea Mosaic Project


elected as the low bidder for the
Wakulla Trace senior citizen hous-
ing complex. The 34 unit apart-
ment complex will cost $2.4 mil-
lion and be located near the se-
nior citizens center.

March

Inn At Wildwood
Breaks Ground
For New Hotel

Kevin Gaby's hog was selected
as Grand Champion at the 39th
annual Wakulla County Swine
Show. Courtney Gainer's hog was
selected as Reserve Grand Cham-
pion.
D.R. "Pee Wee" Vause re-
quested a workshop with the
county commission to discuss the
future of the Wakulla Expo Cen-
ter. Vatise said the 2005 legisla-
tive session would be his final
attempt to acquire the necessary
funding to build the center.
Marquett McCurdy was crowned
Miss Wakulla 2005 and von a sch6l-
a'ship'at. the annual pageant.
Whitney Molina was first runner-
up while Kaitlin Crouch was sec-
ond runner-up. Amy Chandler
and Sara Daw were third and
fourth runners-up respectively.
Ciera Star Colburn was crowned
Tiny Miss- Wakulla and Nikki
Barnes was crowned Li'l Miss
Wakulla. -
The Inn at Wildwood broke
ground in March for a nature-
based hotel in Medart next to the
Wildwood Country Club. Owners
Joe and Betty Barry planned to
take advantage of the many riv-
ers, wooded areas and coastline
in the area to draw eco-visitors.
Rep. Allen Boyd visited Wa-
kulla County to discuss health
care issues. Boyd reported that
the top complaint with residents
was the lack of access to medical
facilities.
In an unprecedented work-
shop, state officials visited
Wakulla County to discuss growth
issues with Wakulla County Com-
missioners. Several agencies were
represented at the meeting in-
cluding the Department of Com-
munity Affairs, Department of
Environmental Protection, De-
partment of Transportation and
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
A 66-year-old Crawfordville
woman died in a Mysterious
Waters house fire March 6. Her
small dog also perished in the
blaze.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission and
Wakulla Sheriff's Office recog-
nized Captain Vic Davis after the
charter captain helped rescue a
Tallahassee boater who fell out
of his boat while fishing March
1. Paul Milam was stranded on
Turtle Island off Ochlockonee
Bay for nearly 12 hours in freez-
ing temperatures.
A Panacea man accused of
shooting his neighbor while the
neighbor was mowing his lawn
entered a plea to manslaughter.
James Jacobs was scheduled to go
to trial on murder charges before
entering the plea to the reduced
charge.
County commissioners ap-
proved a public records adminis-
trative policy and form for re-
questing public records. The ac-
tion was designed to make it
easier for county employees to
respond to public records re-
quests and speed up the process
for citizens. Residents had com-
plained that county officials were


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violating Florida Statutes by re-
quiring their names when they
requested public records.
Attorney General Charlie Crist
criticized a legislativeill on fish-
ing nets proposed by the Wakulla
County Legislative Delegation.
Crist said the bill was an attempt
to allow gill nets back in state
waters.
A ban on new billboards was
proposed by Commissioner Ed
Brimner in March. Board mem-.
bers declined to take any action
on the proposal when it was
aired.
The 69 lot duplex subdivision
Villas at Covington Park was ap-
proved near the Crawfordville
Post Office. The development
was on 9.36 acres.
The Amefican Cancer Society's
\Relay for Life fundraiser raised
$62,000 in Mlarch during the two
day event.
Two presentations were held
in Crawfordville and Tallahassee
March 21 discussing pollution
concerns in Wakulla Springs. Jack
Leppert of the Friends of Wakulla
Springs State Park made the pre-
sentation in Crawfordville and
Della Hanson made the presen-
tation in Tallahassee. Wakulla
County and Tallahassee officials
hoped to address pollution con-
cerns that threaten the world fa-
mous Springs.
County commissioners pur-
chased a lot and building for-
merly used by the Florida Depart-
ment of Children and Families on
U.S. Highway 319. County officials
hoped to move two constitutional
officers and their staffs into the
office space.
Florida Rep. David Coley died
of cancer March 25 only a few
short months after winning the
November election. Coley at-
tended the opening of the 2005
legislative session but did not
attend the legislative delegation
meeting in Crawfordville in Janu-
ary.
The North Florida Bomb Dis-
posal Unit helped Wakulla Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office officials dis-
pose of a live howitzer projectile.
The projectile was brought to the
annual Keep Wakulla County
Beautiful Hazardous Waste Dis-
0posal Day. A robot was used to
movethe projectile and it was
blown up in a remote sand pit.
Shadeville Elementary School
Principal Ka-ren Wells was ap-
proved as "administrator on spe-
cial assignment" partially filling
the shoes of retiring Director of
Operations Jay Wiggins. Susan
Brazier replaced Wells as princi-
pal. Several-other district admin-
istrators were to retire from the
school system in. the next three
years.
An undercover drug operation
resulted in 17 arrest warrants for
nine individuals. Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office officials seized
marijuana, cocaine, cash, a wea-
pon and vehicles.

April

County Seeks
State Grant For
Paving Projects

Wakulla County Property Ap-
praiser Ronnie Kilgore died Sun-
day, April 3 at the age of 52. The
veteran property appraiser was
first elected in 1984 after work-
ing for former Property Appraiser


The Arthur Andrews Bridge Was Dedicated In April


Ronnie Kilgore, 52, Died
Emmett C. Ferrell.
Congressman Allen Boyd was
in Crawfordville in April to pit k
his Social Security plan. Boyd was
cosponsor of a bill that seeks tto
'reform Social Security with per
sonal accounts and the raising of
the cap on payroll taxes for high
income earners.,
The Wakulla County Scho0l
District suffered another traffic
accident involving a school bus
as a 17-year-old high school stu-
dent pulled in front of an emp l
school bus injuring herself arid
the bus driver. '
County commissioners voted
to seek state Department of
Transportation funds for .road,
resurfacing projects in the county
Suggestions for road improve.
ments included Bottoms Road
New Light Church Road and Qlt
Bethel Road.
A second Wakulla County man
was killed in combat in Iraq as
Sgt. Javier J. Garcia of Craw-
fordville died while serving in th
U.S. Army near Baghdad. A tUJS
Marine from Crawfordville w s
killed in late November 2004.
Sopchoppy was full of worm
grunters in April as the commu-
nity held its fifth annual celebra-
tion. Debbie Strickland Cha"
was selected as the 2005 W6rM,,
Gruntin' Queen. ""
HuManatee held its 15th Wel
come Back Manatees Festival '.
April '1HuManatee holds,.the ,fe
tivalto educate and raise awafe
p:esrp of,manateaes.in..WakuJ1.
County rivers. i
Rep. Will Kendrick proposed'a;
House Joint Resolution that
would end the constitutional AIP
thority of the Florida Fish afiR
Wildlife Conservation Comrrifs'
sion. Kendrick said the state
agency had gotten away i orn b
logical and scientific research in
managing resources in favor
politics.-
County officials hoped a tele-
phone visioning survey wou l
bring the visioning process bajk,
to ,life. County commissioners.
approved the hiring of a Maitlapn,
polling firm to conduct the phoqf.
surveys collecting data from area
residents., ()
Another live projectile was d c
covered at a Crawfordville hore,,
by a new homeowner who was,
raking her yard. The projectile,
was the third found in the past
month. It was turned over to:
bomb squad officials in Leqji
County for disposal., I,.
Wakulla County Circuit Courf
Judge N. Sanders Sauls set a boi i
of $100,000 for accused first de-,.
gree murderer Jerry Davis. Daviy-
posted the bond and was reb
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Unprecedented Growth In 2005


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leased from jail pending further
court proceedings. He was ac-
cused of killing his wife and drop-
ping her body in Alabama.
Rep. Will Kendrick's proposed
bills regarding the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission and fishing nets died but
Kendrick was able to secure a
study to determine whether the
FWC uses scientific evidence
rather than politics.in its decision
making process.
Wakulla Expo Center Associa-
tion officials asked county com-
missioners to help the group ac-
quire legislative funding for the
facility on Lower Bridge Road.
Expo officials hoped to connect
the project to local government
to give it a better chance of be-
irig funded.
' The Arthur L. Andrews Bridge
was officially dedicated in the
Btickhorn community. Veterans
also remembered two local men,
anm Army soldier and a Marine,
who had been killed in the war
in Iraq.
I Wakulla County officials hoped
to bring a regional maritime cen-
ter to Panacea as part of the Pana-
cea 2020 Vision Plan and the
Waterfronts Florida program.
A total of 14 candidates filed
applications to replace the late
Ronnie Kilgore as Wakulla Coun-
ty Property Appraiser. Gov. Jeb
Bush selected Anne Woodward
Ahrendt as Kilgore's replacement
until an election could be held
in November 2006.
- A manatee was found dead in
the Wakulla RIver in April. Offi-
cials later determined that the sea
cow died of natural causes.
- County commissioners agreed
to seek state grant funding for
road paving projects during an
upcoming cycle. New Light Church
Road, Emmett Whaley Road and
ILevy Bay Road were selected as
the top priorities in two grant
programs that pay for road resur-
fcing,.
In an effort to support the
operations of the community
development office, the county
commission approved the in-
crease of fees within the office,




Scientists Report
,Pollution Is From
Sewage Sprayfield

-, May began with the Wakulla
County Commission debating a
resolution drafted to protect
Wakulla Springs and county
groundwater. Board members dis-
agreed on how harsh the word-
ing should be toward the City of
Tallahassee, Leon County and the
Department of Environmental
Protection,
Commissioners brought back
tlte dormant glass recycling pro-
gram at the county landfill. The
glass recycling program had been
discontinued several years ago
when the market for glass bot-
tqmed out.
The Wakulla News moved
back to U.S. Highway 319 after 18
months of working out of tem-
porary quarters on Love Street.
The new office offered more
space for staff and customers.
The Small County Road Assis-
tance Program (SCRAP) paid for
the resurfacing of Surf Road in
Ochlockonee Bay and contractor
Peavy and Sons began the work
in May.
Wakulla County had the low-
est unemployment rate in the
state in March, according to the
Florida Department of Labor and


Employment Security. The March
rate was 3.1 percent unemployed.
A Panacea man who shot his
neighbor while the neighbor was
mowing his lawn received a 15
year prison sentence. James
Jacobs entered a no contest plea
in court.
The special general election to
fill the open Florida House of
Representatives seat in District 7
was set for June 14. The special
primary election was cancelled in
May after only a Republican,
Marti Coley, and a Democrat, Carl
J. Duncan, qualified for the elec-
tion.
Three more individuals ap-
plied for the property appraiser's
post in May but Crawfordville
'resident Anne Ahrendt was se-
lected by Gov. Jeb Bush to replace
the late Ronnie Kilgore. She was
appointed to fill the term until
November 2006 when another
election will be held to fill the
remaining two years of Kilgore's
term.
The 31st annual Wakulla Coun-
ty Blue Crab Festival was at-
tended by more than 10,000
people on. May 7 as the !coastal
community honored the 'tasty
crustacean.
A dead manatee found in the
Wakulla River died of natural
causes. Since the manatee was
small, it was believed to have
been stillborn. The manatee
death was the first of 2005.
Law enforcement officials con-
ducted a search for a 35-year-old
Crawfordville man accused of
breaking into several homes and
attempting to kidnap women.
Glenn Wheeler faced a number
of felony charges in the cases. He
was captured in Oyster Bay fol-
lowing a five day manhunt.
A 61-year-old woman walked
away from the Eden Springs Nurs-
ing Home for several hours be-
fore being found by law enforce-
ment officials in a wooded area
near the facility.
A Wakulla High School fresh-
man was,killed in an ATV acci-
dent in Jefferson County during
May. The boy joined the WHS
student body for the second se-
mester of his freshman year.
Despite disagreement from
City of Tallahassee officials, sci-
entists at a workshop on pollu-
tion at Wakulla Springs made the
determination that the city's
sprayfield on Tram Road was af-
fecting the water quality at
Wakulla Springs.
The Wakulla County United
Way campaign exceeded its goal
of $110,000 by raising nearly
$142,000 to assist local residents
by funding area agencies. Ray


Boles was campaign director this
year.
Florida lawmakers approved
$11 million worth of Wakulla
County projects as the 2005 state
legislative session ended in May.
The vast majority of the money
was earmarked for the new an-
nex at the Wakulla Correctional'
Institution.
Clerk Brent Thurmond re-
leased financial information re-
garding the county budgets for
public review. The financial re-
port was available through the
clerk's Internet web site.
Wakulla High School gradu-
ated 229 seniors during com-
mencement exercises May 20 at,
Reynolds Stadium. The 229 se-
niors made the Class of 2005 one
of the largest ever at WHS.
Nine candidates qualified to,
run for three open Sopchoppy
City Commission seats. Two of.
the candidates, Colleen Skipper
and Martha Hodge Evans, were
incumbents. City commissioners
serve two year volunteer terms.


^.J~unre,


rity upgrades were being required
by the court system during the
summer months.
County commissioners agreed
to pledge $25,000 toward the
preservation of the old wooden
courthouse. The Wakulla County
Chamber of Commerce Preserva-
tion Committee was awarded a
historic preservation grant to
help the group continue with
upgrades at the old building.
Bacteria levels at the two
Wakulla County public beaches
forced health department offi-
cials to issue warnings against
swimming. 'Readings are taken
weekly at Shell Point Beach and
Mash Island Park.
County commissioners battled'
with what to do about citizens
who refuse to follow code regu-
lations. The board had hired a
code enforcement officer two
years before but some of the or-
dinances did not contain the
proper wording to allow the of-
ficer to successfully complete his
job.


Two local reservists were wel-
comed back to Wakulla County
after being deployed in Iraq as
part of the 144th Transportation
Unit of the Florida Army National
Guard. The two men, Robert
Broome and Chris McLaughlin,
were gone from their families for
nearly one year.
Wakulla High School received
a 'D' as school grades were re-
leased in the annual A + Plan for
Education. Wakulla High School
had enough points for a 'C' but
was dropped to the lower grade
because less than 50 percent of
the lowest scoring 25 percent of
students failed to show learning
gains two years in a row.
A group of concerned parents
attended the June school board
meeting to discuss the 'D' grade.
Several changes in education
strategy were suggested to com-
bat the problem and make sure
the high school did not get as low
a grade again.
A committee was formed to
address the protection of isolated
wetlands in Wakulla County. The
committee was to make recom-
mendations to the county com-
mission on how the board could
better protect sensitive land.
World War II veterans Clayton
Taff and Owen Council were rec-
ognized by Gov. Jeb Bush at the
dedication of the World War II
Memorial in Tallahassee. Coun-
cil was among the American GIs
who landed on the beaches of
Normandy, France while Taff was
a Navy Seabee.
A visioning meeting was held
to discuss downtown Crawford-
ville and where the community
-wanted the "downtown" area to
be.
C: olleen Skipper. Mai tha Hodge
Evans and Richard W. Harden
were elected to' the Sopchoppy
City Commission during a June
14 city'election. The city voters
had nine candidates to choose
from and the top three candi-
dates were elected to the three
seats.
Despite a 2.3 percent growth
rate, Wakulla County experienced


a decrease in violent crime of 18.9
percent and the total number of
arrests were down 14.6 percent in
2004 when compared to the pre-
vious year. The non violent crime
rate decreased by 6 percent.
Residents of the Shell Point
community voted by a 2-1 rate in
favor of becoming an officially
designated "golf cart commu-
nity."
The Naumann Group unveiled
plans for development at Shell
Point as a marina, inn, retail
space, restaurant, single family
homes and condominiums were
slated to be added on the coastal
property.
Wakulla EMS Director Fran
Council continued to examine
grant funding sources to purchase
equipment to help the depart-
ment prepare for disasters. Grants
helped pay for new radios, trans-
mission repeaters and a ham ra-
dio system to be used if the regu-
lar radio towers are damaged.

July

Storm Surge From
Hurricane Dennis
Floods Coast

The Wakulla County tax roll
grew by $364 million thanks to a
reassessment of properties that
began under the late Ronnie
Kilgore and continued under new
Property Appraiser Anne Ah-
rendt. The tax roll increase re-
sulted in additional tax money
being available to the county tax-
ing authorities.
Sopchoppy held its annual
Fourth of July Celebration which
included a parade, fireworks and
lots of red, white and blue.
Hurricane Dennis paid Wa-
kulla .County a visit during July
as storm surge engulfed St.
Marks, Shell Point, Panacea,
Spring Creek and Ochlockonee
Bay. Inland damage was minor
but coastal residents and busi-
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Tax Certificate
Sale Brings In
$830,879


The newly formed Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office SWAT
team helped Franklin County law
enforcement officials by respond-
ing to an emergency call in
Apalachicola. An Apalachicola
man held his family hostage un-
til Wakulla officials reached the
scene and helped defuse the situ-
ation. Later in the month Sheriff
David Harvey pinned the team
members after they concluded a
year of training.
The first tax certificate sale for
new Tax Collector Cheryll Olah
resulted in $830,879.81 being
raised for Wakulla County.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers could not agree unanimously
on the wording but the board
sent a resolution to Leon County.
officials regarding the protection
of Wakulla Springs, water qual-
ity and the surrounding environ-
ment.
Longtime property appraiser,
employee Colleen Skipper filed a
discrimination complaint against,
interim property appraiser Anne
Ahrendt. Skipper claimed she was
a victim of discrimination and"
retaliation.
Wakulla Clerk of the Court'
Brent Thurmond told county com-
missioners that courthouse secu-


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nesses suffered a great deal of
damage.
A six person jury returned a
guilty verdict against a Missis-
sippi man who was accused of
rape and kidnapping from an
April 2003 incident,
Wakulla County constitutional
officers began discussions on a
new communications system to
save taxpayers money. Each con-
stitutional officer has an indi-
vidual telephone system and dis-
cussions centered on attempting
to purchase a central phone sys-
tem that would link all of the
county officials.
A two vehicle accident in
Franklin County claimed the life
of William Thomas Solburg of
Sopchoppy in July. Solburg was
ejected from his vehicle due to
the force of the crash.
Disaster relief began rolling
into the county as Wakulla
County was declared a disaster
area following Hurricane Dennis.
Federal' officials began helping
individuals and business owners
who were hurt by the storm
surge. Electricity had still not
been restored to some customers
more than a week after Dennis
passed through the Gulf of
Mexico. Debris removal contin-
ued for several weeks after the
storm.
School board members an-
nounced plans to reduce the mill-
age rate while county commis-
sioners said they would start
their budget process without roll-
ing the millage back.
County commissioners en-
tered into unfamiliar territory as
the work to create a new budget
began. The board found them-
selves with a budget surplus af-
ter years of building a budget by
cutting to make ends meet.
The United Way of the Big
Bend provided $50,000 in disas-
ter relief help for victims of Hur-
ricane Dennis.
St. Marks City Commissioners
set a village rate of 5.0 with plans
to lower the rate when City Man-
ager Zoe Mansfield presented the
board with figures.

August


Commissioners
Reject Water
Bottling Plant


Wakulla County Commission-
ers rejected a water bottling and
pumping facility in the county
when board members voted 3-2
against a Small Scale Comprehen-
sive Plan Amendment that would
have been the first step toward
the facility. The project was pro-
posed by D.P.. and Ruth High of
Crawfordville and Sidney Gray of
Tallahassee.
A 39-year-old man was found
drowned in Lake Ellen after two
people using a personal water-
craft found Martin Hubert Owen
floating in the lake.
Criminal charges against Lynn
Artz for Homestead Exemption
fraud were dropped by the state
and a proposed settlement was
pending in her civil action filed
in court.
U.S. Senator Mel Martinez vis-
ited Wakulla County to look over
the damage from Hurricane Den-
nis. Martinez visited the county
with Florida Senator Al Lawson.
A 35-year-old Medart man was
charged with killing his neighbor.
Steven Watson was charged with
the murder of Roger Dorsey.
Dorsey had been beaten follow-
ing an altercation.
The Wakulla County School
District student enrollment grew
by 134 pupils on opening day
Aug. 8. The growth was expected
to continue throughout the first
month of school but district ad-
ministrators reached their enroll-
ment predictions only eight days
into the 2005-2006 school year.
The Planning and Zoning Com-
mission recommended an ap-
proval for a Shell Point develop-
ment that was to include a ma-
rina, restaurant, inn, commercial
office space and residential hous-
ing. However, before August was
over it was announced that the
plans had been dropped.
Property Appraiser Anne Ah-
rendt had her first tax roll and
budget approved by the Florida
Department of Revenue. State
officials cut $62,500 out of her
budget requests.
A Medart horse was confirmed
to have Eastern Equine Encepha-
litis in August which prompted
the Florida Department of Health
to issue a warning to residents
to protect themselves against


mosquito bites.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers adopted a trio of Comprehen-
sive Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendments that paved the way
for the development of 381 more
residential lots in the Craw-
fordville area.
St. Marks City Commissioners
praised the disaster response ef-
forts of the Red Cross and FEMA
following Hurricane Dennis in
July.
The Wakulla County Chamber
of Commerce accepted a $31,000
check to be put toward renova-
tion work at the old wooden
courthouse. The money was
raised through a Wild Wild West
dinner in St. Marks in April.
The old Linzy house was
moved to a new location to pre-
serve its historical significance to
the county as clearing began for
construction of the Wal-Mart
Supercenter north of Craw-
fordville.
Captain Larry Massa of the
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
filed a lawsuit against County
Commissioner Howard Kessler
for defamation. Massa claimed
that Kessler repeatedly made ac-
cusations that Massa witnessed
Kessler being battered during an
election day incident but failed
to offer assistance, thereby harm-
ing Massa's reputation.
Federal officials promised to
reopen the St. Marks Post Office
after flood waters from Hurricane
Dennis damaged the structure.

September-

Gas Shortages
Reported Due To
Hurricane Katrina

A 21-year-old Crawfordville
man was killed and two others
were injured in a one vehicle ac-
cident near Wakulla Springs State
Park. Jesse James Lowe died at
the scene on Highway 61.
The U.S. Postal Service selected
John Gouge as the new St. Marks
postmaster replacing Pat Ward
who retired. Gouge took the po-
sition without having a post of-
fice as federal officials scrambled
to get the St. Marks Post Office
open following flooding from
Hurricane Dennis. Later in the
month a mobile postal unit was
acquired.
A second visioning meeting
was held regarding the down-
town Crawfordville area. The first
meeting resulted in some consen-
sus among residents over what
the core of the community should
look like. Residents expressed the
desire for Crawfordville to some
day have a town center in which
to shop and conduct business.
After initial concerns that a
diesel fuel shortage could force
school buses to the bus barn, a
delivery of diesel fuel came in
time to eliminate the prospect of
parking the buses and interrupt-
ing classes.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson visited
the Wakulla Welcome Center in
Panacea to discuss issues such as
oil prices, the nomination of a
Supreme Court Justice and Hurri-
cane Katrina recovery efforts.
A group of Wakulla County
residents traveled to Gulfport, MS
to deliver hurricane relief sup-
plies. The group was forced to
bring along its own gas since the
supply in Mississippi was still
low and the lines where gas was
on sale were long.
Hurricane Katrina created a
regional gas shortage which
caused the price of gas to spike
in Wakulla County. The price of
fuel topped out at $3.29 per gal-
lon in some locations. Prices were
even higher outside Wakulla
County,
Reaction from property own-
ers over the mailing of the Truth
In Millage (TRIM) notices was
met with explanations by staff in
Property Appraiser Anne Ah-
rendt's office concerning the as-
sessed value increases and the
result of the administrative order
from the Departfnent of Revenue.
Contractor John Shuff com-
pleted the Wakulla County Pub-
lic Library expansion project. The


construction of the 5,000 square
foot expansion project gave Li-
brary Director Doug Jones and his
staff more room.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers voted to go to a four day work
week in an effort to save their
employees gasoline. The move
was prompted by an increase in
gas prices after Hurricane Katrina
struck the Gulf Coast. The four
day week only lasted for two
weeks as commissioners changed


their minds.
Residents urged Wakulla com-
missioners to reduce the millage
rate following the increase in
property assessments.
The school board millage rate
was reduced at a public hearing
attended by more than 30 resi-
dents. The board approved a to-
tal millage rate of 8.707 mills and
a budget of nearly $35 million.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers spent five hours cutting the,
general revenue budget and set-,
ting, the 2005-2006 millage rate
Sept. 13. More than 120 people
crammed into the commission
chambers requesting tax relief.
A Quincy man was charged in
the stabbing death of his wife in
Medart. The woman went to the
Medart home of a friend where
she was seeking a safe refuge. He
found her there and a discussion
between the two turned physical.
County commissioners voted
down a grant proposal that
would have provided a public
pool in Medart.
Commissioners approved a
stipulated settlement agreement
with the state over the N.G. Wade
Sustainable Community The
agreement was designed to re-
duce the number of individuals
and agencies objecting to the
northeastern Wakulla County"
development.
Seven Comprehensive Plan,
Future Land Use amendments
were approved by the county and
submitted to the state Depart-
ment of Community Affairs for
input. The land use changes al-
lowed more dense developments;
Jane Ellen and Tony Strickland
were selected as the 2005 Wakulla
County Outstanding Farm Fam-
ily. The Stricklands have cows
and Tony operates an artificial
insemination business.
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab was
awarded the first annual Environ-
mental Stewardship Award in
honor of efforts by Jack and Anne
Rudloe to protect the environ-
ment. The award was presented
by the Wakulla County Chamber
of Commerce,
County commissioners ap-
proved 113 residential units as
part of the Linzy Mill subdivision
to the north and east of the new
Wal-Mart Supercenter land on
U.S. Highway 319 north of Craw-
fordville.

October

County Approves
$35 Million
Budget

Capital Region Transportation
Planning Agency (CRTPA) officials
proposed the Red Hills Parkway
toll road as a way to relieve traf-
fic congestion from Wakulla
County to Leon County. The toll
road, municipal bus service and
four laning of U.S. Highway 319
and Highway 363 were discussed
as road improvement projects in
Wakulla County in the 2030 Long-
Range Transportation Plan.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers reinstated several budget cuts
created at the first budget public
hearing and approved a millage
rate of 8.25 at the final budget
hearing for 2005-2006. Commis-
sioners also approved a $35 mil-
lion budget.
T-n-T Hideaway Canoe Rental
owner Gretchen Evans died at age
81 in late September. Evans was
well known in the community for
her efforts to protect the mana-
tees in the Wakulla River and for
her care of the ecosystem,
The on-again and off-again
development plans for the Shell


Point Resort became on-again in
October as the Naumann Group
announced plans for develop-
ment again.
A 37-year-old Crawfordville
man, employed by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
and assigned to be part of Gov.
Jeb Bush's security force, was
found dead on the road. The law
enforcement official was training
for a marathon run when he col-
lapsed and died of an apparent
heart attack.
Rumors of guns_and violence
at Wakulla High School Oct. 7 led
to a high absentee rate for stu-
dents on the final day of the
school week.
An armed robber demanded
money at gunpoint from tellers
at the Citizens Bank branch in
Sopchoppy during October. The
bandit got away with cash as K-9
tracking efforts led law enforce-
ment officials into a wooded area
where the search ended.
Rep. Marti Coley and Senator
Al Lawson attended the annual
legislative delegation meeting
where residents questioned the
state lawmakers about state is-
sues.
County commissioners refused
to seek a state operationall audit
requested by Commissioner
Howard Kessler. Kessler's fellow
board members asked for addi-
tional time to ponder the issue.
An effort by Shell Point resi-
dents to have their community
designated as a "golf cart com-
munity" was tabled again in Oc-
tober when county commission-
ers stated they needed more in-
formation before making a final
decision. The meeting was the
fourth involving Shell Point and
golf carts.
Water quality improved along
the Wakulla County coast during
the month as water warnings at
Shell Point were lifted. The wa-
ter quality improvement came
about a month too late for resi-
dents who enjoy swimming at
the county, beach.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers filed a notice with the state
requesting an appeal of Property
Appraiser Anne Ahrendt's 2005-
2006 budget. Ahrendt's budget
was approved by the state at ap-
proximately $100,000 more than
the level approved by the county
commission.
More than 2,000 visitors took
part in the annual Monarch But-
terfly Festival at St. Marks Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge in October.
Guests were greeted by informa-
tional booths, gifts and tagging
exercises. The Stone Crab Festi-


val in St. Marks and the Willie
Fest benefit at Harvey-Young
Farm made for a busy weekend
for residents.
An armed robbery was re-
ported at the Goodwill Store by
a female victim who claimed a
black male demanded her money
outside the store.
County commissioners ap-
proved the automatic Homestead
Renewal which will allow resi-
dents who already have Home-'
stead Exemptions to pass up
mailing in or taking renewal
forms back to the property
appraiser's office each year.

November

WCI Becomes
Faith-Based
Prison

Plans for a new Shell Point
Resort were unveiled-in Novem-
ber following the demolition of
the old motel and restaurant
along Apalachee Bay. The 155 acre
site was to become home to
single family dwellings, multi-
family dwellings, a marina, res-
tatirarit, in'n and 'c oi nimerc ial of-'
fice space.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers wrestled with what to do with
the future of the Wakulla County
Landfill as it related to acceptance
of construction and demolition
debris. The landfill no longer had
the room to accept the debris.
A 55-year-old Tallahassee man
was reported missing from Wa-
kulla County following a fishing
trip, Ahmad Hussein's boat and
vehicle were discovered Monday,
Oct. 31 after being reported miss-
ing after failing to return from an
Oct. 30 fishing trip. The body of
the missing man was recovered
four days after he was reported
missing.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers listened to proposals from a
consultant and state officials re-
garding protection of the Wakulla
Springs watershed. The proposed
changes to the county compre-
hensive plan would make it more
difficult to develop in sensitive
growth areas.
Commissioners approved chan-
ges to the county sign ordinance by
limiting the construction of bill-
boards in the county. Commis-
sioner Howard Kessler said the
ordinance changes do not go far
enough and he proposed a 10-
year moratorium on the advertis-
ing boards.
The Inn at Wildwood opened
in November next to the Wild-


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Doug Jones In The Nearly Finished Public Library Expansion In September


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Shell Point Motel Was Demolished In November Amidst New Development Plans-


wood Country Club. Facility man-
agers hope to take advantage of.
nature-based tourism by attract,
ing visitors who want to hunt,
fish and take advantage of the,
many acres of federal and state
land in the county. k
Commissioners approved a
"revised and amended" ordir,
nance adding the N.G. Wade sus-,
tainable community to the coun-
ty's Future Land Use map. Several
individuals still opposed the de,
velopment in northeast Wakulla,
County and were to meet with a
state administrative hearing ofj:
ficer. L
Wakulla County Commissionj
ers discussed hiring an engineer
to assist Wakulla County Admin-:
istrator Parrish Barwick with road!
and other development projects,
Board members said they wanted.
to decide what to do with the PSG
contract before hiring the engi-.
neer. The PSG contract runs out
on Oct. 1, 2006.
Wakulla County recorded the
lowest unemployment rate in the
state at 2.5 percent in October, r
Wakulla High School's gradu-
ation rate ranked the county as
the fifth best in the state and well
above the state average. The
school graduated 85.5 percent of
its students.
Wakulla Correctional Institu
tion became the largest faith and
character-based prison in the na,
tion on Nov. 23 and the facility
was visited by Gov. Jeb Bush and'
Department of Corrections Secret,
tary James V. Crosby, Jr. r.
Three members of a Crawford-
ville family faced multiple drug
charges following an undercovei
investigation by the sheriff's ofi
fice. The drug charges were re-
lated to cocaine, marijuana, am-
phetamines and methamphet,
amines. p

Tornado Hits,
Damages Homes
And Businesses


December:
Wakulla County developmen-
tal requests .hit record numbers
in December as Community De-
velopment Director Donnie Spark:
man advertised 20 projects for
consideration.
County officials accepted Shell
Point Beach construction bids to
build a new pavilion and rest-
rooms at the coastal county park_
A lawsuit over whether resi-
dents should receive refunds for
special assessment collections foi-
ambulance services was set fofi
trial in March.
Commissioners redesignated'
four enterprise zones in the'
county in an effort to encourage,.
commercial and economic devel-
opment. Commissioner Howardc,
Kessler asked board members no"
to redesignate the enterprise,
zone on the U.S. Highway 319"
corridor stating that enough de-':
velopment was already coming to':
the corridor.
A tornado touched down in
the Crawfordville area several
times on Monday, Dec. 5 creat-
ing property damage at 33 resi-'
dences and businesses. However,'
there were no injuries or fatali-
ties as a result of the storm.
Sopchoppy City Commission.
ers rejected a request by Back-
woods Pizza to serve beer and
wine for onsite consumption. The,
day after the vote, restaurant
owners removed their familiar
gorilla mascot and closed down
the establishment.






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I.


Sheriff's Report


Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice officials are investigating the
circumstances behind an inmate
escape from the Wakulla County
Jail Saturday, Dec. 24, according
to Sheriff David Harvey.
Claude Thomas Taylor, 44, of
Havana failed to return from his
work release program. Taylor
signed out on Dec. 24 but did not
return to the county jail. Two
other inmates who are working
for the same employer returned
to the jail as scheduled.
Inmate Taylor was working at
a site off Natural Bridge Road
driving a business vehicle owned
by Jeffery S. Allen of Craw-
fordville. Allen instructed Taylor
to follow him to Crawfordville
but as they drove through Wood-
ville, Allen failed to spot Taylor
behind him..
The black 1997 Chevrolet
pickup truck is valued at $15,000.
The tools contained in the truck
are valued at $1,959. Law enforce-
ment officials entered. Taylor in
the NCIC/FCIC computer as an
escaped prisoner and the vehicle
was entered in the computer as
stolen.
Taylor is described as 5 feet,
10 inches tall, 210 pounds with
short brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about
him is asked to contact the
sheriff's office at 926-7171. Deputy
Vicki Mitchell investigated.
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice during the past week
On Dec. 25, Francisca Deloria
Gonzalez;. 20, of Panacea was

Speed Will

Be Reduced
At the request of the City of
St. Marks, the Florida Department
of Transportation has reduced
the speed limit on Highway 363
as well as at the intersection of
U.S. Highway 98 from 55 miles per
hour to 45.
Prior to the city's request, the
department had received a re-
quest to look at reducing the
speed limit at the intersection.
The result of the 45 mile per hour
reduction for the city and the re-
duttion in speed at-the intersec-g,
tion left only a small portion of'
Highway 363 at 55 miles per hour.
For the department to provide
a more uniform speed for the
area, it was necessary to extend
the 45 mile per hour speed limit
zone and connect it with the
speed reduction at U.S. Highway
98; state DOT officials said.
Signs will be erected Jan. 4.


charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion after she allegedly got in the
way of deputies who were at-
tempting to arrest her boyfriend
on an outstanding warrant.
Gonzalez allegedly threatened
the entire sheriff's office while
attempting to strike the deputies.
Deputies Nick Petowsky, Vicki
Mitchell and Lt. Ronald Mitchell
investigated.
On Dec. 23, Mark A. Nichols
of Crawfordville reported the
theft of $14,130' worth of vet-
eran's disability checks dating
back from February 2005. Two
suspects from Monticello applied
for the benefits for the victim.
The assisted living facility in
Monticello has since closed.
When Eden Springs officials at-
tempted to help the victim, they
discovered that the benefits had
been awarded, 10 months ago.
The checks are believed to have
been sent to the suspects in Madi-
son. Deputy Jeff Barteld investi-
gated.
On, Dec. 22, Michael W.
Carter of Crawfordville reported
the theft of Christmas presents
from under the Christmas tree.
The missing presents, valued at
$65, were identified along with
a suspect. Deputy Scott Powell
investigated.
On Dec. 25, Bettye P. Trites
of Crawfordville reported a theft
inside her vehicle. Trites at-
tempted to take her vehicle to a
relative's home for Christmas
when she realized that her bat-
tery had been stolen. Pliers, a
flashlight and a bag of popcorn
that did not belong to the victim
were discovered inside her ve-
hicle at the scene. Deputy Vicki
Mitchell investigated.
On Dec. 25, Frank 0. Porter
of Crawfordville reported a crimi-
nal mischief as someone shot
and damaged his truck wind-
shield. A suspect has been iden-
tified and the damage is believed
to have been created by a BB gun.
Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On Dec. 25, Troy L, Maxon
of Crawfordville reported a crimi-
nal mischief as a suspect, who
has been identified, punched out


the glass in his front door. Dam-
age was estimated at $200. Det.
Chris Savary investigated. .
On Dec. 24. Joannie B. Cook
of Crawfordville reported the
theft of prescription pills froni
her home. A suspect has been
identified. Det. Chris Savary in-
vestigated.
On Dec. 24, Michael S..
Carnes and Thomas M. McClure,"
both of Crawfordville, reported
criminal mischiefs as someone
damaged their mailboxes. An,
additional mailbox was also dis-
covered damaged, A stop sign
was also stolen. Deputy Scott
Rojas investigated.
On Dec. 24, Alan Dale Brown,-
41, of Crawfordville was charged
with DUI after law enforcement
officials discovered Brown asleep.,.
at the wheel in front of a conve '
nience store in Wakulla Stationri
Deputies detected a strong odor .
of alcohol and a partially con-
sumed beer bottle inside the ve-
hicle. Brown was charged with
DUI, refusal to give a breath
sample and driving while license
is suspended or revoked. Deputy
Charlie Odom investigated. :
On Dec. 23, Leah M. Watson
of Crawfordville reported a. bu.
glary at her home. A neighbor
discovered the door of the home! '
open and the victim reported that,.,
$200 had been taken off a table.
Evidence was collected at the.
scene. Deputy Scott Rojas inves-L
tigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office received 847 calls for ser-
vice during the past week.
Note to our readers: The
people who are reported as
charged with crimes in this col-
umn have not yet been to trial
and are therefore presumed in-
nocent until proven guilty.



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Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 05-258-CA
R.H. CARTER and BEVERLY CARTER,
Plaintiffs.
vs.
RONALD JEFFERSON and CHRISTINE
JEFFERSON, PANSY COLEMAN, FRED
LEE GAVIN, and EVELYN ACRE. and
THEIR HEIRS and ASSIGNS.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF QUIET TITLE ACTION
TO: PANSY COLEMAN, FRED LEE GAVIN, and
EVELYN ACRE. and THEIR HEIRS and ASSIGNS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action, to quiet
title on the following real property in Wakulla
County, Florida:
Parcel #12-4S-02W-000-01914-003- in
Section 12, Township 4 South, Range 2
West, Parcel lying in Southwest quarter of
West half of Section 12, containing 1 acre,
more or less. Being more particularly de-
scribed in Tax Deed. Official Records Book
437, Page 280 and Official Records Book
81, Page 11 of the Public Records of
Wakulla County. Florida which is described
as follows: Begin at the northeast corner
of the West half of Lot 1 of the Nathan
Donaldson Estate, as shown by plat of
record on page 481 of Deed Book 5 of the
Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida,
in Section 12, Township 4 South, Range 2
West, and run West along the North
boundary of said Lot 1 a distance of 333
feet. more or less. to the Northwest cor-
ner of the land of Evelyn H. Gavin, thence
run South along the East boundary of said
Evelyn H. Gavin land 131 feet, thence run
East 333 feet, more or less, to the East
boundary of the West half of Lot 1 of said
Nathan Donaldson Estate, thence run
North along the East boundary of the West
half of said Lot 1 a distance of 131 feet to
the point of beginning; containing one acre
in Section 12, Township 4 South, Range 2
West.
SUBJECT TO SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
AND THOSE ACCRUING HEREAFTER,
ZONING AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL
RESTRICTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS,
PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS AND RE-
STRICTIVE COVENANTS OF RECORD,
IF ANY.
has been filed against you. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it,
on DONNA S. BIGGINS, Esquire, MOWREY &
BIGGINS, P.A., 515 North Adams Street, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32301, and file the original within 30
days of first publication with the Clerk of this Court,
before service on Plaintiffs' attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2005.
BRENT X. THURMOND
As Clerk of Said Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- : A ,-,.V
December 15 22, 29, January 5,00r
December 15, 22, 29, January 5,.2005


Legal Notice


WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMIS-
SIONERS INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT A PRO-
POSAL ON THE FOLLOWING:
RFQ NUMBER: 2005-38 (Re-advertise of 2005-
22) .
RFQ OPENING DATE AND TIME: January 5, 2006
AT 2:00 P.M.
ITEM: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EX-
PANSION ENGINEERING AND PERMITTING.
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS SHALL RECEIVE SEALED
RFQ'S UNTIL 2:00 P.M. January 5, 2006.
ALL RFQ'S SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED AS
SEALED RFQ, WITH THE RFQ NUMBER, OPEN-
ING DATE AND TIME.
Any firm or individual who has previously re-
sponded to RFQ 2005-22 need not respond again.
Previous submittals will be considered in the for-
mal selection.
A PUBLIC RFQ OPENING WILL BE HELDATTHE
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OFFICE, 3093
CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDr
VILLE. FLORIDA January 5, 2006 AT 2:00 P.M.
SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM
VEOLIA WATER, 340 TRICE LANE,
CRAWFORDVILLE. FLORIDA 32327. Phone -
850-926-7616.
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMIS-
SIONERS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT
ANY AND ALL RFQ',S OR PORTIONS THEREOF.
December 15, 22, 29, 2005


Legal Notice


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 83, PART IV
Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage
Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV
that Wakulla Realty will hold a sale by sealed bid
on Monday, January 2, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at 2655
U.S. Highway 319 of the contents of Mini-Ware-
house containing personal property of:
Andre Harvey
Phillip Harvey
New Vision
Before the sale date of January 2, 2005, the own-
ers may redeem their property by payment of the
outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to Post
Office Box 535, Crawfordville, Florida 32326 or by
paying in person at 2655 U.S. Highway 319,
Crawfordville, Florida.
December 22, 29, 2005


Legal Notice


WAKULLA COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Commissioner Maxie Lawhon, Chairman
INVITATION TO BID
The Wakulla County Board of County Commission-
rs invites you to submit a bid on the following:
id Number: 2006-001
id Opening Date and Time: Thursday, January 5,
006 at 2:00 p.m.
projectt Name: Waterproofing of Wakulla County
courthouse
he Wakulla County Board of County Commission-
rs shall receive sealed Bids until Thursday, Janu-
ry 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
II Bids should be clearly marked as a sealed bid,
ith the bid number, opening date and time.
requests for bid specifications should be made
: Cindy Perkins, Wakulla County Commission-
-rs Office (850) 926-0919. Technical questions
should be directed to Mr. Parrish Barwick,


County Administrator (850) 926-0919
WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND
ALL BIDS OR PORTIONS THEREOF.
Any Handicapped, Visually or Hearing Impaired
Person or Non-English Speaking Person needing
Special Assistance should contact this office at
(850) 926-0919 or TDD (850) 926-1201 at least 5
(five) working days prior to the meeting you are
planning to attend.
WAKULLA COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
December 22, 29, 2005


Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL:JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No.: 05-47-FC
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS. INC.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
MICHAEL E. HOLDER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS. DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST MICHAEL E. HOLDER; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL E. HOLDER, IF
ANY; ANNE-MARIE LOPEZ A/K/A ANNA MARIE
LOPEZ F/K/A ANNE- MARIE HOLDER A/K/A
ANNA M. HOLDER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST ANNE-MARIE LOPEZ.A/K/A
ANNA MARIE LOPEZ F/K/A ANNE-MARIE
HOLDER A/K/A ANNA M. HOLDER; FLORIDA
COMMERCE CREDIT UNION; JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 12, 2005, and entered in Case Nb. 05-47-
FC, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit
in and for WAKULLA County, CRAWFORDVILLE,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT-DOOR at the WAKULLA
County Courthouse located at 3056 CRAW-
FORDVILLE HIGHWAY in CRAWFORDVILLE,
Florida, at 11:00a.m., on the 12th day of Jan. 2006,
the following described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment..to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 3
SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH
ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SEC-
TION 3 A DISTANCE OF 119.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE
NORTH ALONG SAID WEST BOUND-
ARY 950.00 FEET TO THE APPROXI-
MATE CENTER OF BETHEL TO
WAKULLA ROAD, THEN RUN NORTH 67
D....DEZ E r.l'JLiL TE' aJ LEC C S
E' STALONG SAIDOfCAD ,.3 EET
THENC.E LE,'.IN'G SAiC, ROAD RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 37
SECONDS WEST 950.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 66 DEGREES 44 MINUTES
14 SECONDS WEST 278.82 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAIN-
ING 5.63 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
Dated this 13th day of Dec., 2005
BRENT X. THURMOND
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324.
(954) 233-8000
05-41966 (FNM)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT. persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the WAKULLA
County Courthouse at 850-926-3341, 1-800-955-
8771 (TODD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
December 22, 29, 2005


Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No.: 05-84-FC
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2005. GSAMP
2005-NC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEVONNE HART, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated De-
cember 13,2005, and entered in Case NO. 05-84-
FC, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial
Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT'DATED AS
OF FEBRUARY 1, 2005, GSAMP TRUST 2005-
NCI, is the Plaintiff and LEVONNE HART; MARISA
L. HART; NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION; are the defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the FRONT FOYER
OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 19th day of Jan. 2006, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgement:
LOT 23, BLOCK "A", AMELIAWOOD, A
SUBDIVISION, AS PER THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2 AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL ID# R 00 00 073 112 10195 023.
A/K/A 91 Marie Circle, Crawfordville, FL
32327-2248
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 14, 2005.
BRENT X. THURMOND
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
December 22, 29, 2005


Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-FC-036
GREEN TREE SERVICING,,LLC f/k/a
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL CORP.


1400 Turbine Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Plaintiff,
v.
KATHERINE E. CAUSSESAUX, n/k/a
KATHERINE ELAINE WHITTINGTON,
JACK D. CAUSSEAUX, PEACHTREE
INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.,
SUMMERWIND ROADOWNER'S
MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION, INC., and
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT
OF TREASURY (INTERNAL REVENUE
SERVICE),
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KATHERINE E. CAUSSEAUX
SEA ISLAND POOLS
SUMMERWIND ROADOWNER'S ASSOCIATION,
INC.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action
has been filed against you on the following de-
scribed property:
EXHIBIT "A"
LOT 13, BLOCK "E", SUMMER WIND.
UNRECORDED
Commence at a concrete monument mark-
ing the Southwest corner of Section 32,
Township 2 South, Range 1 East, Wakulla
County, Florida and thence run South 89
degrees 52 minutes 38 seconds East
along the South boundary of said Section
32 a distance of 1914.19 feet to a con-
crete monument; thence North 00 degrees
10 minutes 11 seconds East 470.81 feet
to the intersection point of two (2)
centerlines for 60 foot roadway ease-
ments; thence continue North 00 degrees
10 minutes 11 seconds East along the
centerline of a 60 foot roadway easement
981.12 feet; thence North 89 degrees 49
minutes 49 seconds West 700.73 feet to
a concrete monument marking the POINT
OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF
BEGINNING thence continue North 89
degrees 49 minutes 49 seconds West
700.73 feet to the centerline of a 60 foot
roadway easement: thence North 00 de-
grees 10 minutes 11 seconds East along
said centerline of a 60 foot roadway ease-
ment 324.94 feet; thence South 89 de-
grees 49 minutes 49 seconds East 700.73
feet to a concrete monument; thence
South 00 degrees 10 minutes 11 seconds
West 324.94 feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING, containing 5.23 acres, more or
less.
SUBJECT TO an easement for ingress
and egress purposes over the Westerly 30
feet.
TOGETHER WITH that certain 1994 Des-
tiny Industries 28 x 56 Mobile Hpme, Se,
rial No. 0-38398A/B
and you are required to file a written response with
the Court and serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 2810 Remington Green
Circle, Tallahassee. Florida 32308, at least thirty
(30) days from the date of first publication Dec. 22.
2005, and file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
Dated this 15th day of Dec., 2005.

Clerk ofthe Court
iC,,,;ut Court Seal)
-s- Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk'
December 22, 29, 2005


Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No.: 05-80-FC
CITIMORTGAGE CORP.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
TIMOTHY L. CRUM, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE. HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,.
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL .
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST*
TIMOTHY L. CRUM; CATHY.J. CRUM, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH
UNDER OR AGAINST CATHY J. CRUM; FOX
RUN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF
CRAWFORDVILLE, INC.; JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY 'GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 13, 2005, and entered in Case No. 05-80-
FC, of the Circuit Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit
in and for WAKULLA County, Crawfordville,
Florida, I will tell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Font Door at the WAKULLA County
Courthouse located at 3056 Crawfordville High-
way in Crawfordville, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the
19th day of Jan. 2006, the following described
property as set forth in said Summary Final Judge-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 64, FOX RUN, A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 75,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 14th day of Dec., 2005
BRENT X. THURMOND
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
05-46015 (FNM)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the WAKULLA
County Courthouse at 904-926-3341, 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.


December 22, 29, 2005

Legal Notice


ADVERTISEMENT TO BID
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pre-qualified bidders are invited to bid on a Gen-
eral Contract for the construction of the Field House
at Wakulla High School in accordance with Con-
tract Documents. All bids must be a lump'sum ba-
sis; segregated Bids will not be accepted.
PROJECT: Field House at Wakulla High
School
PROJECT NO.: 05/06-08
HNA PROJECT NO.: 0520
BID DATE: February 7, 2006
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida will
receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on
February 7, 2006. Bids received after this time will
not be accepted. All interested parties are invited


to attend the Bid Opening; Bids will be opened
publicly and read aloud at the following location:
Wakulla County School Board, Florida
Administration Building (Board Room)
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
Drawings and Specifications may be obtained at
the Hicks Nation Architects, Inc., 1382 Timberlane
Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, in accordance
with the Instructions to Bidders upon receipt of
$100.00 deposit per set. All materials furnished and
all work performed shall be in accordance with
Drawings and Specifications. Each bid shall be
addressed to:
Wakulla County School Board
Administration Building
P.O. Box 100, 69Arran Road .
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
and be marked:
1. Field House at Wakulla High School
2. (Name of Bidder)
3. (Address of Bidder)
4. (City, State, Zip Code)
5. OWNER'S BID NO. 05/06-08
All bids shall be delivered by a representative of
the Bidder or by registered mail with return receipt
requested. Bid security in the amount of five per-
cent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in ac-
cordance with the Instruction to Bidders.
In the event the Contract is awarded to the Bidder,
Bidder shall, within eight (8) Owner business days
after the award by the Owner of the Contract shall
furnish the required Performance and Payment'
Bonds; failing to do such, Bidder shall forfeit their
bid guarantee as liquidated damages. The Perfor-
mance and Payment Bonds shall be secured from
any agency of a surety or insurance company,
which agency shall have an established place of
business in the State of Florida and be duly licensed
to conduct business there.
The Owner reserves the right to waive irregulari-
ties arid/or informalities in any Bid and to reject
any or all Bids in whole or part, with or without
cause, and/or accept the Bid that in its judgment
will be for the best interest of the School Board of
Wakulla County, Florida.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
POST OFFICE BOX 100
CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA 32326-0100
DAVID MILLER,
SUPERINTENDENT
December 22, 29. 2005


Legal Notice


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED #2005-026 -
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that William Baxley
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year ot issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows: .
Certificate No. 1454. Year of Issuance 2003
Description of Property: 00-00-043-010-09090-001,
Wakulla-'Gardens. Unit 3. Block 29, Lots'33 & 34
N;arre .,-, r.n,cr, a e" -ao Cynthia J. Jones

.1 pi.p..rn, DC,,,d ,n ire' i ,ui- T h d*V ulwa, i Sia-.
o 01 Florida' Unless such'certiticate shall De s' *
deemed according to la* the piopertF described
:ulCh CenlCaTc a riall e oid to fh- n.ghE:- t.i .
l'r at tre courtnouse aoor on the 1st day of Feb-
"uary 2006 al 10 00 a M
Da-1d r.;'., In day of Dec.. 2005.

5 t.i lre Brent X. Thurmond. Clerk
B, Letlra M. Wells. Deputy Clerk
lerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County. Florida
December 29. January, 5, 12, 19. 2005


Legal Notice


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED #2005-024
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Clyde K. Carter,
Sr. or Deloriss Fort the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to'
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year
. of.issuance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 1657, Year of Issuance 2002
Description of Property: 00-00-036-007-09707-
000. Pan Cera Sub, Section 1, Lot 12
Name in which assessed: Mary D. & Carroll A.
Ashby
Said property being in the County of Wakulla, State
of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the courthouse door on the 1 st day of Feb-
ruary, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 19th day of Dec., 2005.

Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
December 29, January, 5, 12, 19, 2005


Legal Notice


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED #2005-025
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Denzel Dockery
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
ceprificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 475, Year of Issuance 1998
Description of Property: 25-5S-02W-046-03407-
000, Aqua De Vida, Block H, Lot 20
Name in which assessed: David R. Cole
Said property being in the County of Wakulla, State
of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property, described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the courthouse door on the 1st day of Feb-
ruary, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
Dated this 19th day of Dec., 2005.

Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
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Legal Notice
W.,M


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-231-CA
TIMOTHY BOZEMAN.
Plaintiff.,
v.
ZORA BAKER: ANGELINE TAYLOR THOMAS;
WILLIE ALBERT TAYLOR: VARNELL TAYLOR;
HARRY L. TAYLOR: MYRTLE D. TAYLOR; et al..
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ZORA BAKER: ANGELINE TAYLOR THO-
MAS; WILLIE ALBERT TAYLOR; VARNELL TAY-
LOR: HARRY L. TAYLOR; MYRTLE D. TAYLOR:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LIZZIE TAYLOR; THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS. DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS CREDITORS. TRUST-
EES, OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ZORABAKER.
ANGELINE TAYLOR THOMAS. WILL ALBERT
TAYLOR. VARNELL TAYLOR. HARRY L. TAYLOR.
OR MYRTLE D. TAYLOR; AND ALL UNKNOWN
PERSONS, IF ALIVE. AND IF DEAD, OR NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR UN-
KNOWN SPOUSES. HEIRS, DEVISEES. GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES. LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST THE UN-
KNOWN PERSONS: ANY RIGHT TITLE OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
THIS NOTICE OF ACTION:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to-quiet
title to the following property in Wakulla County,
Florida:
S c r.,T, ic,.ir, at .~ ~,.r.il ihma inri, er. ri n-.
-o'ulr. c.:,lr] r ,:.1 Se, ior. 10 Tc..rt-hlp .
South. Range 1 West. and the westerly
right-of-way limits of State Road S-365,
and run thence North 10 degrees 22 min-
utes 23 seconds West along said right-of-
way limits 586.19 feet to a point of curve
to the left. whose radius is 7589.44 feet
and central angle is 5 degrees 37 minutes
50 seconds, then run along said curve
Northwesterly a chord bearing of North 11
degrees 14 minutes West a distance of
229.54 feet then North 11 degrees 38 min-
utes West a distance of 51.8 feet, thence
along said curve northwesterly a chord
bearing of North 13 degrees 25 minutes
40 seconds West a distance of 238.82 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING, run North 88 de-
grees 59 minutes 35 seconds West 975.30
feet to the west boundary of the Lizzie
Taylor property, then run North 1 degrees
S17 minutes 27 seconds East along west
boundary of Lizzie Taylor property 290.0
feet. then run South 89 degrees 03 min-
utes 20 seconds East 888.34 feet to the
westerly right-of-way limits of State Road
S-365. then run South 16 degrees 00 min-
utes 15 seconds East along said right-of-
way 77.77 feet to a point of curve to the
right, whose radius is 7589.44 feet and
central angle is 5 degrees 37 minutes 50
seconds, then run along said curve South-
easterly a chord bearing of South 15 de-
grees 09 minutes 11 seconds East a dis-
tance of 225.53 feet to the POINT OFBE-
I' GINNING. In the.Southwest Quarter of
:. tro-. '10. Township 3-.South, Range i
S"--' iu,,,,a County, Florida.
hs been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on GARVIN B. BOWDEN, the Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is Gardner, Wadsworth, Duggar,
Bift & Wiener, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood Drive, Tal-
lah assee, Florida 32308 within 30 days of first pub-
liqation and file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on plaintiff's attorney or
irrimediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
Dated Dec. 19. 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
-s- Beckv Whalev


As Deputy Clerk
December 29, 2005, January 5, 12, 19, 2006


Legal Notice


MINUTES OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
HELD ON DECEMBER 12, 2005
Superintendent Miller, Chairman Thomas and
the School Board recognized the following employ-
ees: Sarah Langston as Employee of the Month
for November, Shelli Payne as Employee of the
Month for December and RhondaTraweek as
Teacher of the Month for December. All employ-
ees were congratulated and presented with a
plaque by Chairman Thomas.
Thomascalled the meeting to order, the Pledge
of Allegiance'was recited and a prayer was given
by Evans. All board members and Superintendent
Miller were present.
Moved by Cook, seconded by Evans to ap-
prove the agenda as amended. The amendment
included item #12..
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Scott. seconded by Gray to approve
the following consent items:
'1. Approved the regular and re-organizational
minutes of the meeting held on November 22, 2005.
2. Approved the following Employment of Per-
sonnel:
New Hires:
Name: Hume, Laura; Program/School: Craw-
fordville Elementary; Position: Teacher; Term of
Service: 12/12/05,05/23/06
Other Personnel (including part-time, tempo-
rary & current employees hired to second posi-
tions:) December 29, 2005.
Name: Anderson, Janet; Program/School:
Transportation; Position: Bus Driver Trainer;.Term
of Service: 01/02/06-05/19/06; Franklin, Heidi, Adult
Education, PT Adult Ed Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/
06; Harrell, Suzanne, Adult Eduction, Activity
Leader, 01/02/06-05/19/06; Harvey, Allen Jr., Adult
Education, PT Adult Ed Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/
06; Harvey, Allen Sr., Adult Education, PTAdult Ed
Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/06; Hillmon, Leon, Adult


Education, Activity Leader, 01/02/06-05/19/06; Holt,
Joan. Adult Education, PT Adult Ed Instructor, 01/
02/06-05/23/06; Jackson, Nathaniel, Adult Educa-
tion, Activity Leader, 01/02/06-05/19/06; Marquis,
Sheribeth, Adult Education, PT Adult Ed Instruc-
tor. 01/02/06-05/23/06: Marshall, Charles, Adult
Education, PT Adult Ed Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/
06: Mason, Laura, Adult Education, PT Adult Ed
Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/06; Miller, Derek, WMS,
A/S Remediation Teacher, 2005-2006; Miller Katie,
Adult Education, PT Adult Ed Instructor, 01/02/06-
05/23/06; Myhre. Judy, Adult Education, PT Adult
Ed Instructor. 01/02/06-05/23/06; Nelson, Simeon,
Adult Education, Activity Leader, 01/02/06-05/19/
06; 0' Donnell, Gloria, Adult Education, PT Adult
Ed Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/06; Paris, Judy, SES,
Teacher, 12/12/05-03/31/06; Pearson, Anita, Adult
Education, Activity Leader, 01/02/06-05/19/06;
Price, Olive, Adult Education, PT Adult Ed Instruc-
tor, 01/02/06-05/23/06; Smith, Autumn, SES,
Teacher, 12/12/05-05/23/06; Smith, Pamela, Adult
Education, PT Adult Ed Instructor, 01/02/06-05/23/
06; Solburg. Alaine. Adult Education, Activity
Leader, 01/02/06-05/19/06; Swaine, Angela,
Medart Elementary. A/S Remediation Teacher, 11/
15/05-02128/06
Supplemental Positions: .
Name: Godwin, Casey; Program/Center:
Wakulla High; Position: Asst. Var. Football; Term
of Service: 2005-2006; Gregg, Donald, Wakulla
High, 'Head JV Soccer, 2005-2006
3. Approved the Illness in the Line of Duty. (See
Supplemental File #15)
4. Approved a Leave of Absence on Frankie
Harvey/effective January 2, 2006 until February 17,
2006.
5. Approved the November financial statement.
6. Approved Warrants #51085-51539 for pay-
ment.
Voting forthe motion: Cook, Evans, Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Cook, seconded by Gray to approve
student expulsion #05/06-03. (Supplemental File
#15)
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Evans, seconded by Cook to ap-
prove the District Strategic Plan Revisions.,
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Gray, seconded by Scott to approve
Purchase of Versatrans Transportation Software
Program.
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray. Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Cook. seconded by Evans to ap-
prove the Wakulla County Schools District Emer-
gency Operations Plan.
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans,. Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Scott, seconded by Gray to approve
the 2005-06 Project Priority List for Wakulla County
Schools.
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Evans, seconded by Scott to ep-
prove the Pre-Qualification List for the Wakulla
High School field house project Bid #05-06-08.
Voting forthe motion: Cook, Evans, Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Cook, seconded by Evans to ap-
prove the Architectural Agreement for the Wakulla
Educational Center renovations Bid 05/06-12.
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray. Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Scott, seconded by Gray to approve
the re-roofing at Shadeville Elementary School
project bid #05/06-14 Architectural Prioritization
List. (See Supplemental File #15)
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans. Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Cook, seconded by Gray to approve
the Phase III Drawings for the Wakulla High School
field house project- bid #05/06-08..
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans. Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
Mo ed b, Gr;a',"' Te- ond-d tb, S .ttt. -a, prove
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V/'i ui a I ,gr, -,,',.'3 ;;'1,.I r,1|1.-1 -.r,:ur: il H V A ,
Voting for the motion: Cook, Evans, Gray. Scott
and Thomas.
Moved by Cook, seconded by Evans to ad-
journ.
Voting forthe motion: Cook, Evans. Gray, Scott
and Thomas.
December 29, 2005


Legal Notice


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS .
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
November 21, 2005
Present: Maxie Lawhon, Chairman; Henry
Vause, Vice-Chairman; Ed Brimner, BOCC:
Howard Kessler, BOCC; Brian Langston, BOCC:
Parrish Barwick, County Administrator; Ron
Mowrey, County Attorney; and Evelyn Evans.
Deputy Clerk.
6:00 p.m. Meeting called to order. Brimner
opened in prayer and led the pledge of allegiance
to the flag.
Approval of Agenda
(CEM5:53:57) Vause made a motion to approve
the Agenda with the following changes, under Gen-
eral Business add (10) Road closing application
for advertising, under Brimner add (1) Letter re-
garding 5 year plan for Department of Transporta-
tion. Second by Langston. All for. Motion Carried.
5-0
WAKULLA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPART-
MENT
(CD5:55:45) 1. Emergency Burn Ban Ordi-
nance no action
2. Hazardous Waste Materials Agreement -
Brimner made a motion to approve the Mutual Aid
Agreement. Second by Vause. All for. Motion Car-
ried. 5-0
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
(CD5:59:39) 1. Dana Peck Billboards in the
County and Operational Audit
(CD6:02:00) 2. Larry Roberts Operational
Audit
(CD6:03:49) 3. John Trice Sound System,.
Turn lane at Crawfordville Elementary, Overcrowd-
ing of Schools
CONSENTAGENDA
(CD6:05:23) 1. Bills and Vouchers Vause
made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.,
Second by Langston. Voting for: Lawhon, Brimner,
Langston and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Motion"!
Carried. 4-1
GENERAL BUSINESS ".
(CD6:06:06) 1. Habitat for Humanity Kessler
made a motion to adopt a Resolution reducing to 0
the building and impact fees' for the two homes
being built on lots 50 and 51 of Block N. Magnolia
Gardens for Habitat for Humanity. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD6:09:16) 2. Housing Department Reso-
lution to change Disaster Strategy from $2.500.00
.to $5,000.00 per eligible household..
Kessler made a motion to adopt a Resolution
changing the Disaster Strategy from $2,500.00 to,
$5.000.00 per.eligible household. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD6:10:19) 3. Enterprise Zone Re-designa-
tion Brimner made a motion to adopt a resolu-
tion providing for re-designation of the Enterprise
Zone. Second by Langston. Voting for: Lawhon,
Langston, Vause and Brimner. Opposed: Kessler.
M oti:.,. : ,..;..,] 4 1
,,- -,, -a ,- Shell Point Beach Park Im-
provement Projects Kessler made a motion to
approve the'Shell Point Beach F r i,,:,. :- -,i
Projects-regarding the Restroomi. 6. j ','. .
28 in the amount of $86,730.00 to the single bid-
der, Mike Scott Construction, Inc. and Pavilion Bid
#WC2005-29 in the amount of &76,778.19 to the
.., b -J-i.j,-" dJ .,', 5d Re,:, :li:.,-, ,i C :,',: .i r. Sec-
cr,.3 t., br- Tr,-,- s1l hOr i .i -,:i 1:-, ',, ] "'.
Kessler made a motion to hold a Workshop on
Monday, December 5, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to deter-
mine a location for the Pavilion at Shell Point. Sec-
ond by Vause. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD6:50:27) 4. Old Sheriff Department Con-
tamination Report Brimner made a motion to
approve the contracted engineer completing the
additional work and-the additional funding as re-
quired'by DEP related to a gas pumping area
closed over a d ecade aggo,Secondcby Kessler, All
for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD6:55:36) 5. Wakulla Count" Purch'3ingi


Policy -Tabled until next meeting
(CD7:27:22) 6. The Flowers Subdivision Re-
quest for Sewer Expansion Agreement Brimner
made a motion to approve the Rural Development
Application agreement contingent upon review by
the County Attorney. Second by Langston. Voting
for: Langston, Lawhon, Vause and Brimner. Op-
posed: Kessler. 4-1 -approved application for grant
submittal only
(CD7:39:29) 7. Regular Board Meeting Calen-
dar-Brimner made a motion to approve the Regu-
lar Board Meeting Calendar for 2006. Second by
Vause. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD7:43:03) Holiday Calendar for 2006 -
Kessler made a motion to approve the Holiday
Calendar for 2006. Second by Langston. All for.
Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD7:44:11) 8. Election of New Chairman -
Langston made a motion to elect Langston as
Chairman for 2006. Second by Vause. Voting for:
Kessler, Brimner, Langston and Vause. Opposed:
Lawhon. Motion Carried. 4-1
Brimner made a motion to elect Kessler as Vice
-Chairman for 2006. Second by Vause. All for. Mo-
tion Carried. 5-0
COUNTY ATTORNEY no items
COMMISSIONER KESSLER
(CD7:50:29) 1. Operational Audit Kessler
made a motion to adopt a Resolution regarding an
Operational Audit asking the Legislative Audit Com-
mittee to perform an audit on the BOCC opera-
tional budget. Second by Brimner. Voting for:
Brimner and Kessler. Opposed: Lawhon, Vause
and Langston. Motion Failed. 3-2
(CD8:09:30) 2. Billboard Moratorium- discus-
sion
COMMISSIONER BRIMNER
(CD8:22:29) 1: Letter to D.O.T. asking them
to reconsider the 2 year delay on the 4 laning of
highway 319. '
Brimner made a motion to send a letter to DOT
asking them to reconsider the planning stages
which would result in an additional 2 year delay in
the four laning of highway 319. Second by Kessler.
All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD8:23:52) 2. Contracts Brimner.made 'a
motion to hold a Workshop on Tuesday, January
3, 2006 regarding County Contracts. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
(CD8:29:02) Vause made a motion to approve
the minutes from the Workshop on DCA Update
on Watershed Protection and Regular Board Meet-
ing held on November 7, 2005 and the Disaster
Preparedness Workshop held on November 8,
2005. Second by Langston. All for. Motion Carried.
5-0
Vause made a motion to adjourn. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
8:40 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
December 29, 2005


Legal Notice 3


WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY STUDYAND
IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPACT FEES
PROGRAM WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFP NO. (2006-002)
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY
t STUDY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPACT
FEES PROGRAM
Proposals will be received by the Board of County
Commissioners of Wakulla County, Florida at the
, , ,., 1 -11: H ..)r.


Crawfordville FL 32327, office (850) 926-0919, fac-
simile: (850) 926-0940, proposals will be publicly
opened at (2:00 p.m., January 26, 2006).
Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope,
plainly marked with the proposer's name, address,
date and time of proposal opening, and RFP No:
(2006-002) for WAKULLA COUNTY TECHNICAL
FEASIBILITY STUDY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF
IMPACT FEES PROGRAM. No proposals will be
opened unless accompanied by proof of payment
of all Wakulla County taxes. Proof of payment must
be attached to the outside of the proposal.
RFP NO: (2006-002)
SCOPE OF WORK: The Board of Commissioners
of Wakulla County, Florida is seeking proposals to
retain the services of a firm(s) to assist Wakulla
County in the implementation of an impact fee pro-
gram in the following areas:
- Transportation System (Street, road, bridge and
bicycle/pedestrian systems),
* Public Building Facilities and Services
* Stormwater Drainage System Structure improve-
ments and/or additions, detention and retention
facilities and delivery systems
* Parks and Recreation Facilities
* Library


926-1823
Office


* Law Enforcement
* Corrections Facilities and Services
* Fire Protection
* Emergency Medical Services
Proposal documents are available to prospective
proposers at the Office of the Wakulla County
Board of County Commissioners, 3093
Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville FL 32327,
and may be examined or obtained at this address
at no cost.
Point of contact is: (Parrish Barwick, County Ad-
ministrator).

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the
right to accept or reject any arid all proposals in
whole or in part, to waive informalities in the pro-
cess, to obtain new proposals, or to postpone the
proposals opening pursuant to Board Purchasing
Policy. Each proposal shall be valid to WAKULLA
COUNTY for a period of ninety (90) days after the
proposal opening. Wakulla County is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
This notice dated this (December 29, 2005).
Submitted by (Parrish Barwick).
December 29, 2005, January 5, 12, 19, 2006


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PARADISE PLANTS
AND DESIGN
Landscaping, plant sales, maintenance,
and installation. 962-4861. F '
REVELL WELL & PUMP REPAIR\
We stock water pumps, electric motors
and parts. Complete installation and re-
pair services. 962-3051. F
HOME COMFORT INDUSTRIES. Car-
pet/Upholstery Cleaning; Heating/AC;
Master E-lc ir;i3n CC.oT mercialBefrigera- ,
tion and Appliance Repair. Doug Quigg,
926-5790. Lic. No. RA0056416 ER0010924.F


PAINTING
Interior/Exterior
Residential/Commercial
Pressure Washing
Billy Roddenberry
962-4271 F
Michelle Snow's
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Piano*Voice*Guitar-Strings, etc.
926-7627 F
ANYTIME ELECTRIC
Specializing in repair and service, resi-
dential and commercial, homes and mo-
bile homes. 24-hour service. Mark Oliver,
ER0015233,421-3012. F
MUNGE'S TREE SERVICE
Professional Work-Affordable Rates
Tree Removal & Trimming
Firewood & Stump Grinding
Fully Insured, 421-8104. F
AIR-CON OF WAKULLA
HEATING & A/C
Maintenance & Service. Gary Limbaugh,
926-5592, FL License No. CAC1814304. BF
JIMBO'S
HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Interior, exterior repairs bottom/top.
Homes, mobile homes, boats, carports,
porches. Roofing, installation on floors,
carpet, ceramic tile and linoleum, wallpa-
per, blinds, leaks, windows. Clean outside
roof, kool seal, painting, vinyl siding and
pressure washing. (850)524-5462. BF


CLEANING


SBusiness

Residential

For FREE Estimates
Call 984-8808

TIM HOUCK'S
HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Interior and Exterior Remodeling
Barns, Decks, Pergola
30 years experience.License #3538
(850)926-2027 or cell 570-0480 BF
AFFORDABLE LAND CLEARING L.L.C.
Specializing in Small "Tracts"
David (850)251-0628, 926-7386 BF
COLLINS
LAWN AND LANDSCAPE
commercial and Residential-quality work
treasonable rates. (850)926-8984or528-
292. BF


Services /

KEITH KEY HEATING AND AIR
Commercial, residential and mobile homes.
Repair, sales, service, installation/all
makes and models. Lic. No. RA0062516.
926-3546. F
A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Free Estimates
Licensed
John Farrell 926-5179 F
MSR TRACTOR SERVICE LLC
Free Estimates, Affordable Prices
421-7464 or Cell #508-5378 BF
HAROLD BURSE
STUMP GRINDING
962-6174 BF

: Residential

>i Commercial
Licensed
S 1 Insured
..' ] Reliable
Re-Roofs New Metal *Patch
Maurice Herndon
Over 20 Vears Experience
(850) 962-2437
or (850) 528-3487
ic. #RC0066773
Mr. Stump
STUMP GRINDING
Quick Service
Cellular: 509-8530 F
AAA CONSTANT COMFORT
Air cond. and heating, service and instal-
lation. Free quote on new equipment.
Trane dealer. We fix all brands and mobile
homes. 926-8999. RA0066721 F
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Foundations, slabs, driveways, etc.
Stan Poole at 251-0189. F


BACKHOE AND TRACTOR WORK
Bushhogging, Box Blade, Disc, Fence
Post Dug, Driveways, Clearing. Free Es-
timates. Richard Miller 926-2900. BF
ALL PRO FENCE
Residential-Commercial Fencing
519-1416 BF
VINC.ENT J. TRELTAS, LLC
Production Painter
New Construction, Repaint, Faux Painting
Licensed & Insured, Workman's Comp.
210-4317 P8,15,22,29































HABITAT RE-STORE
Abundance of bedding, sleeper sofas,
computers, interior/exterior doors, win-
dows/screens, fiberglass shower units and
light fixtures. Open Tuesday thru Satur-
day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 940 Shadeville Hwy.
(Hwy. 61), 926-4544. BF
$275 BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP
SET. Factory sealed with warranty. Can
deliver. 545-7112. BF
6 PC. BEDROOM SET-Brand new sleigh
bed ,dresser, mirror and nightstand. $575,
still boxed, can deliver. 222-9879. BF
BED, a sleigh bed including headboard,
footboard and rails. NEW in box, only
$275. Call 222-7783. BF
BED-DOUBLEQUEEN PILLOWTOPSET
New in plastic with warranty. $165, can
deliver. 425-8374. BF
Bedroom-ALL NEW 7 PC. set: All dove-
tailed, all wood-still boxed. Retail $4K,
must sell $1,500, can deliver. 222-2113.
BF
CHAIR/LOVESEAT/SOFA-$650-NEW
Micro fiber upholstery, hardwood frame
and warranty, unopened. 545-7112. BF
DINING, A CHARMING NEW oak table
with in lay, ball and claw feet, leaf, 2 arm
chairs, 4 side chairs, hutch/buffet. $4,500
suggested list, sacrifice $1,900.222-2113.
BF
LEATHER Sofa, Loveseat and Chair still
wrapped: Retail $3,400, sell brand new
with warranty, $1,250. 425-8374. BF
MATTRESS-New full set in plastic with
warranty, $120. 222-9879. BF
Sealy Reflexion Bed-hand control bed.
Adjustable height, head and foot, $1,200.
Call 926-1452 or 926-6365. B29,5
*2005 Jeep Liberty 2WD Sport, red,
7,000K, 6 spd., 5 year/60,000k extended
warranty plus car care every 5K, $17,000.
*1995 Saturn SL2 4 dr. sedan, blue/black,
118K, 5-spd., 35 mpg. New Pirelli tires,
original owner, $2;500. (850)926-2799.
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THE THRIFT STORE
New and Used Items
4360 Crawfordville Hwy. 926-2900. BF
DINING ROOM-Brand new cherry table
with leaf, 6 chairs and lighted china cabi-
net. Still boxed. $900. Can deliver. 222-
9879. BF


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2481 Crawfordville Hwy.

926-8765

Help Wanted



Wakulla County Board
of County Commissioners

BUILDING TECHNICIAN I
The Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioners is seeking a
candidate for a full time Building
Technician I. This person shall be
under the direction of the Building
Department.
The applicant must have a high
school diploma or equivalent. Must
have good computer, secretarial and
standard office skills. Applicant
must be able to communicate with
the public both orally and 'in
writing. A background in con-
struction and knowledge of Wakulla
County area is a plus. This is not
an inspector position. This
person would be dealing with the
general public in' the issuance of
building permits.
Applications may be obtained at.
the County Administrators Office at
3093 Crawfordville Hwy. or online
at www.mywakulla.com. To apply,
a completed Wakulla County em-
ployment application must be
submitted to -the administrators
office or mailed to P.O. Box 1263,
Crawfordville, FL 32326.
Questions regarding this employ-
ment opportunity may be directed
to 850-926-0919. Consistent with
Florida Law, all applications are
open for public inspection. Drug
screening and criminal background
checks 'are required. Veteran's pre-
ference will, be given to qualified
applicants. Wakulla County is an
affirmative action, equal oppor-
tunity and drug free workplace.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED,
Fulltime CAD Technician
position with Architect
(850)984-5885, fax (850)984-5886
purvisaia@aol.com B22,29

SECTION 8
COORDINATOR
The Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioners, Housing
Department Rental Assistance
Program is seeking qualified
applicants for full-time employ-
ment for a Section 8 Coordinator.
Applicants with a Social Work or
background in management of
assisted rental or apartment man-
agement a plus. Knowledge of,
computers, preferably in Micro-
soft Word and Excel. Applicant
must be able to communicate
effectively both verbally and in
writing, interpersonal skills and
the ability to deal with the public
a must. Must have a valid Florida
Driver's License. Qualified app-
licants must have a high school
diploma or equivalent.
To apply, send a Wakulla
County Employment Appli-
cation to Wakulla County
Board of County Commis-
sioners, P.O. Box 1263,
Crawfordville, FL 32326.
Attention Cheryl Blose. To
obtain an application, contact
Wakulla County Commis-
sioner's office. (850) 926-
0919 TDD (850) 926-2101 or
download an application
from www.mywakulla.com.
Applications will be received
until January 5, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.
By Florida Law, all applications for
employment with the County are opened


for public inspection. Drug screening is
required, and a criminal background
check. Veteran's Preference will be given
'to qualified applicants. Wakulla County is
an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity
Employer/Drug Free Workplace.


Help Wanted i

Need immediately-professional house
painters, individual hourly painter or sub-
contractors. Call Billy Roddenberry 962-
4271 or 228-5552. BF


WAKULLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
POSITION VACANCY
06-119 Industrial Arts Teacher
Call the job line at 926-0098 for informa-
tion; download application at:
www firn edu/schoonl/wakiulla/wakullaI


9,5


Experienced Short Order Cook and Prep
needed as soon as possible. Apply in
person, Riverside Cafe in St. Marks or
Riverside by the Bay in Shell Point. 925-
5668 or 926-4499. P1/05


PLUMBERS HELPERS NEEDED
1 year experience. 251-2576. P22,29
OPS Park Ranger position at Bald Point
State Park, 20-25 hours per week, $8/hr.,
some weekends and holidays. Perform
physical labor and administrative duties.
Maintenance and effective communica-
tion and computer skills .required. Submit
State of Florida Employment application
to Bonnie Allen, 146 Box Cut Rd., Alligator
Point, FL 32346. (850)349-9146. Dead-
line Jan. 03, 2006 at 5 p.m. B15,22,29

Miscellaneous

This is the list for the shelter animals up for
adoption:
DOGS:
Rat Terrier.
Shih Tzu.
Chow mix.
Brittany Spaniel mix.
Catahoula mix.
Rottweiler mix.
Hound mix.
Black, Yellow and Brown Labs.
Bulldog mixes.
Many other nice mixes. Come and
take a look.
PUPPIES:
Chow mixes.
Bulldog mixes.
Border Collie mix.
Hound/Bulldog mixes, very cute.
Border Collie/Shepherd mixes.
Adult cats and adorable kittens.
Adoption fees include a deposit for spay-
ing or neutering and rabies vaccination.
Come see us at #1 Oak Street, next to
sheriff's office. Shelter Hours: Tues. -
Thurs., 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10
a.m. 4:30 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon.
926-0890. P
Floor Tile Saw For Rent
Will cut up to 24 inches, $42.50 per day,
dep. $150 required (cash/check). Must
show drivers license plus other form of
I.D. (850)926-4997. PT12/29

Card Of Thanks

We woulc'like to thank our friends for the
support you have given us through the
lengthy illness and passing of our loved
one. Your prayers, cards, food, visits and
flowers are really appreciated. Also a spe-
cial thank you to the Big Bend Hospice.
The Family of Bessie Nichols

Mobile Home-Rent


/ Panacea 2BR/1B
$525 month/$250 dep.
894-0692 P29,5
12'x60', 3BR/1B older M.H in very good
condition. No pets allowed. Good starter
home. Garbage/water furnished, gas ap-
pliances and heat. $300 dep., $500/mo.
upon renting. Located off East Ivan Rd.
References required. Call 926-1428, leave
msg. on answering machine. B29

Mobile Home-Sale f

Triplewide MH For Sale
10497 Elgin Lane Woodville
4BR/2B, 2,000 + Sq. Ft.
$65,000 obo. Call (850)556-6694
www.LandLotsAndHomes.com P22,29
3BR/2B DWMH-Great Condition! Impact
Fees included. Must be moved, make of-
fer. 519-8555. B29

Real Estate-Rent |

Weekly Rentals Available, $160 per week.
Panacea Motel, (850)984-5421. BF
CAMELOT
Brand new 3BR/2B townhomes, washer/
dryer hookups, community pool. Rates
from $875, Guinever e Lane off Trice Lane.
Regional Property Services 893-2500.
www. REGIONALPROPERTY
SERVICES.com. BF
2BR/1 B, Spring Creek-ceramic tile floors
throughout, CHA. References and appli-
cation required. 933-6020. B22,29,5,12
Luxury Townhome in Old Courthouse
Square, Crawfordvile. 2BR/2.5B, fur-
nished. $850/mo., will negotiate. Minutes
to Winn Dixie, school and up-coming Wal-
Mart. Ready to move in. 933-5242. P22,29

Real Estate-Sale |

5 ACRES
NORTH CRAWFORDVILLE
$110,000
528-5898 BF


Real Estate-Sale

LOTS, LOTS, LOTS
We have coastal lots in St. Marks,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint &
Steinhatchee, starting at $45K
Neil Ryder Realty, Inc.
656-0006 508-6988 BF
5 acres, Persimmon Rd., Sopchoppy, high
and dry, mature trees, $69,500. (850)962-
5275, (850)591-2751 cell. P15,22,29,5


OWNER FINANCING
1998 Clayton, 28'x60', 3BR/2B on 100'x50'
lot. 6 6th Ave., Crawfordville. Take Lower
Bridge Rd. to Rehwinkel Rd., go straighten
Tafflinger Rd. to 6th Ave. (386)867-0048.
B29,5,12,19


OWNER FINANCING-8 acres on Staten
Rd. near Woodville. Lots of trees and 4"
well. $120,000. (386)935-2301. P22,29,5,12

Say You

Saw It

In The

News


HARTUNG AND
NOBLIN, INC.
REALTORS


Commercial'

Nad's Enterprises.Mini-Warehouses 6x6
and up. Hwy. 61 across from cemetery.
Anita Townsend. 926-3151 or 926-5419.
BF
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease, 8x10,
and 10x1 2 now available. Come by or call
Wakulla Realty, 926-5084. BF


Commercial Rental! Ochlockonee Bay/.
Panacea! Large 1,000 sq. ft. block build-
ing in downtown Panacea..Great store,.
front on busy Hwy. 98. Just $1,000 per'
month. Contact Ochlockonee Bay Realty
(850)984-0001. www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com. B29
Commercial Rental! Downtown Panacea!
Large 2,000+/- sq. ft. on busy Hwy. 98'.
Great rental with great visibility. Just $1,5007
per month. Contact Ochlockonee Bay'
Realty (850)984-0001. www.obrealty. corner
obr@obrealty.com. B29-
Commercial block building fronting on Hwyi
319 in Sopchoppy. 26'x50' space, perfect
for retail or storage with adjoining 12'x20"'
office, CHA, $600 per month. 962-1 000.Be
Commercial Rental in Medart fronting'a
Crawfordville Hwy. 4BR/2B commercialF
building. Great for office or storage. Just
$850/mo. Contact Ochlockonee Bay. Re-7
alty (850)984-0001. www.obrealty com
obr@obrealty com. B29,


Happy



Year!


Your Perfect
Partner for
Real Estate!


S. Th,- .BR/2BA offers
"1" 'r;. r ,-i,.bstructed
V4 ... ,J J t' .".,I the bay pier
y'.. '" ,' d.1t_,-: Iwith large
S.. .. C od bte used as
-rl iI property. Over
I7It Lof bay
"' f-Ar ,-,t :L: with'gazebo i
S r:l d :deck.
Ml..a -tI r opens to bay.
.2. D- '-.:ed lots, buyer
could move home onto single lot and sell other parcel. Under
home storage. Mature landscaping with flowering shrubs.
#141389 $935,000 Lentz Walker 528-3572


,, -- -
-.


of up to 180 mph winds. #141
Donna Bass 766-4827


I This'3BR/2.5BA
.' Tennessee Log Home on
'2.8 acres on the pristine
Wakulla River. Includes.
board walk and dock.
The loft can be closed in
and used as a 3rd bedroom
or left open to view the
[ dining room and fireplace.
N This is a solid built home
built to withstand winds
1209 $590,000


...Beautiful custom
,,built contemporary
4BR/2BA on
-" professionally
,.landscaped 1/2
,. .acre lot. Corian
counter tops, gas
~'' --* ~fireplace, "
entertainment center, lots of ceramic tile. Too many extras
to list. #141676 $269,900 Stan Branham 528-4568
A little piece of
heaven in the heart
"'' of Crawfordville this
3BR/2BA 2,209 sq.
S' -ft. home on 5 lovely
landscaped acres.
....- Home includes a
'5 -, formal livingroom,
large rec. room,
.' -' split plan, large
S -. pantry/utility room,
screened back porch, detached 2 car carport. This
property can be divided SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT
ONLY!1 #138387 $345,000. Peggy Fox 524-4294
Each Officd is Independenltly
_'__ Owned and Operated. [.

2140 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
850-926-2994 Phone 850-926-4875 Fax
www.coldwellbanker.com.
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Deadline

Monday

Noon

926-7102


926-5550 x


Supplying The Big Bend
Area With All Your Air
Conditioning Needs! -
Owner: Rick Russell State License # CA C057258


Florida Wild Mammal Association
0 ,h b'JR To report orphaned or injured wildlife, please call 926-8308

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Lu, API


Homestead


Continued from Page 1
automatic Homestead renewal
and those who qualify for the
exemption will have to sign the
Adams
Continued from Page 1
using the tower to spy on fed-
eral ships in the blockade. The
Confederates removed part of the
lighting apparatus and attempted
to blow up the tower to prevent
federal troops from using it, caus-
ing extensive damage. Union
troops at one point landed at the
lighthouse and burned down the
wooden steps to keep rebels from
spying on their ships.
In 1960, the lighthouse was
automated by the Coast Guard.
The lighthouse was repaired in
1962 after suffering hurricane
damage.


exemption and either mail it or
return it to Ahrendt's office.
The senior citizens income
level exemption on county com-
mission taxes will be handled the
same this year as it has in the
past. Ahrendt said her office will
not know what the exact income
level requirement will be until
mid-January.
Agricultural Classification no-
tices will be sent out on Dec. 30
as well. Property owners do have
to sign and return the notices.
The process of renewing Ag. Clas-
sifications has not changed.
For individuals who purchased
agricultural property in 2005, the
classification from the former
property owner does not auto-
matically move forward to the
new owner.
The property appraiser's office
and the supervisor of election's


office will be moving to a new
location at the former Florida
Department of Children and
Families building north of The
Wakulla News very soon. The of-
fices will have to be closed for a


brief period while the move is
taking place and the dates will
be announced soon.
For more information, call the
property appraiser's office at 926-
3271.


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and Top Lister

for 2005!

For all your Real Estate
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