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Refund Trial Is Delayed
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County Criticized For Clearing
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4/1/2006
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Our 111th Year; 9th Issue


Thursday, March 2, 2006


Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century


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County Will


Contest Permit


At Sprayfield


By KEITH BLACKMAR
Of The Wakulla News
It took two different pub-
lic meetings on Feb. 21 and
Feb. 23 and hours of discus-
sion but the Wakulla County
Commission finally agreed to
prepare themselves to contest
the City of Tallahassee's De-
partment of Environmental
Protection (DEP) Southside
Farm sprayfield permit re-
newal.
Confusion reigned as sup-
porters of Wakulla Springs
State Park expressed their
concerns and offered assis-
tance in the negotiations
with the City of Tallahassee
in hopes of reducing the
threat of pollution from the
Farm sprayfield reaching the
springs.
Commissioner Howard
Kessler met with Tallahassee
Mayor John Marks on Feb. 23
to begin a dialog that he
hoped would address Wa-
kulla County's concerns. But
when Kessler said revealing
the nature of the discussions-
would violate the mayor's
trust, other board members


said they were uncomfortable
with not knowing what was
being negotiated.
Wakulla County Attorney
Ron Mowrey said board mem-
bers could not meet individu-
ally to discuss the matter
without violating the state
Sunshine Law. The commis-
sion can only. discuss the
matter in private if pending
litigation exists, something
the board members said they
would like to avoid if pos-
sible.
Commissioner Brian Lang-
ston said he was also uncom-
fortable with Kessler taking
biologist Victor Lambou to
the Tallahassee meeting with-
out prior knowledge of the
board. "This board did not
agree on Mr. Lambou and
that was improper," said
Langston. "It worries me that
other things may go on."
Kessler attended the meeting
with the mayor with Lambou
and Wakulla County Admin-
istrator Parrish Barwick.
Commissioners asked for
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Photos by Darlene Mills
Susan Payne Turner, Kevin Gaby, Tanner Cash, Champion Hog, Bennett


County Accused Of

Racism In Hiring


A Crawfordville man chas-
tised the Wakulla County'
Commission Tuesday, Feb. 21
accusing the county's hiring
practices as discriminatory.
Randy Nelson questioned
the board about a recent hir-
ing problem at the veteran
service office after two state
agencies ruled in favor of re-
jected candidate Alfred Nel-
son after Nelson challenged
the board's hiring of Don
Morgan for the post.
The Public Employees Re-
lations Commission (PERC)
determined a ranking error
was made in the hiring of
Morgan last year and the
state Commission on Human
Relations found reasonable
cause that racial discrimina-
tion may have taken place in
the process.
Nelson said county com-
missioners' names will be
"forever associated" with the
state findings. Alfred Nelson
has since been hired as the
veteran service officer and
Morgan has been transferred
to a post in the county ad-
ministrator's office.
"This is hurtful to me and
it should be hurtful to you,"
said Nelson. "We need to ad-



Inside

This Week
Almanac.............. Page 13
Business................ Page 14
Church Page 4
Classifieds............. Page 20
Community............. Page 5
Crossword Puzzle.... Page 20
Outdoors............... Page 12
People .Page 6
School Page 9
Sheriffs Report........Page 19
Sports..................... Page 11
Week In Wakulla......Page 2


dress discrimination in hiring
practices today." Nelson add-
ed that commissioners have
not taken any action to estab-
lish a community center for
residents but can locate funds
for the two positions. "We
can't afford a community cen-
ter but we have to pay for two
positions," said Nelson of hir-
ing Alfred Nelson and keep-
ing Morgan. "It's unaccept-
able because it's wrong."
Nelson suggested forming
a committee to review other
recent hirings to determine if
other racial discrimination
exists. "You need to live up
to the oath of office that you
are going to serve all of the
citizens," said Nelson.
Please turn to Page 16


Brenda Posey, Kane Gaby, Reserve Champion Hog, Dale Bennett


Gabys Walk Away With Awards


Kevin Gaby repeated his
2005 effort of showing the
Grand Champion hog at the
40th Wakulla County Swine
Show and Sale Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25.
This year his,brother, Kane
Gaby, showed the Reserve
Grand Champion hog.
Kevin Gaby collected $1,000
from Wakulla Bank, $330 from
buyer Tootie Bickerstaff and


$100.32 from the resale of the
hog for a total prize of $1,430.32.
Kane Gaby collected a $750
premium from Ameris Bank,
$301.25 from buyer Jack Ho-
well and $91.58 from the re-
sale of the hog for a total
prize of $1,142.83. The Gabys
also received the $100 prize
for winning their weight
classes. Publix Supermarkets
sponsored the class winners


and the youths also received
belt buckles.
The class winners included
Wesley Thurmond, Dusty
Welch (two classes), Jessica
Baxter, Dustin Mills (two
classes), Kane Gaby, Branden
Piland, Shannon Mills and
Kevin Gaby.
Jessica Baxter won her
showmanship age group as
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District To

Buy Land For

New School
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
Last week the Wakulla
County School Board agreed
to a contract to purchase 100
acres north of Crawfordville
for a new elementary school
that is slated to open in 2008.
The school board will pay
$25,000 an acre for the 101
acres owned by St. Joe, which
is located on U.S. Highway 319
south of Bloxham Cutoff, also
known as State Road 267. The
property is bounded on the
east by Lonnie Raker Lane.
"There's ample space for
the first project and anything
you may desire in the future,"
Superintendent of Schools
David Miller told school
board members at the meet-
ing on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Miller noted that staff
working on the design of the
new school has yet to deter-
mine whether the entrance
will be off 267 or Lonnie
Raker.
The school board also ap-
proved a request for propos-
als from banks in the county
for a $3 million line of credit
to cover the $2.5 million pur-
chase price.
Assistant Superintendent
Jimmie Dugger, who negoti-
ated the purchase with St. Joe,
told the school board that the
closing has been tentatively.
set for July 14.
Dugger said independent
appraisals on the land came
in at around $24,100 an acre,
but he felt $25,000 was a fair
price. The land would hold
the district in good stead for
a long while, he added.
"I feel like St. Joe wants to
be a good partner," Miller
said. "Some speculate that St.
Joe could have held on to the
property for a few years and
gotten twice or three times
that price."
St. Joe will continue to
hold on to 40 acres of the 150
acre parcel.
To come up with the
money, the school board will
commit two .mills of its tax
revenues. Of the line of credit,
district Finance Director
Randy Beach anticipated that
banks would offer a rate be-
low the prime rate.
Please turn to Page 16


Students Encounter A Side Of Mexico Few See


By JESSICA McBRIDE
WHS Mexico Exchange Student
Beyond the traditional
spicy food and underneath
the spirited mariachi bands,
there is a Mexico that few
Americans have encountered.
There are pyramids and moun-
tains, shops laden with silver
and stones, orange sunsets
and millions of monarch but-
terflies. Mexico is the land of
history, painted in murals,
statues and all hues across
the countryside. Mexico is
the country of color which
has certainly stolen a frag-
ment of nine students' hearts.
As a part of the student
exchange program at Wakulla
High School, eight other girls
and I recently spent a mag-
nificent two weeks in the
warm climate of sunny Mex-
ico. It was an adventure that
none of us had yet experi-
enced and so our expecta-
tions were undeveloped. Two
weeks in a foreign country,
living with a family of strang-
ers, studying at a new school


and speaking a second lan-
guage constantly appeared as


a bit of a challenge.
We boarded the plane


with teary eyes and shaking
hands yet we arrived in


Students, Hosts rClimb 10,00 -e o View Ms At Bioesee
Students, Hosts Climb 10,000 Feet To View Monarchs At Biopreserve


Mexico with open minds and
hearts. There was visible his-
tory about us: monumental
statues between the streets,
buildings marked with dates
of fallen empires and archi-
tecture far surpassing that in
the United States.
Diego Rivera marked the
metropolis Mexico City with
his own history of Mexico
depicted in spectacular mu-
rals towering above us. The
pictures were flat and broad
and easy to comprehend but
the colors and detail brought
them into perspective: a love
for a beautiful country cre-
ated this.
In the ancient city of
Tedtihuacan the Aztecs left
their mark towered high
upon the rocky soil. The Pyra-
mid of the Sun left most trav-
elers short of breath, literally,
as the climb tested one's level
of determination to reach the
top. The indigenous Indians
built the pyramids from the
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Page 2-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006


County Criticized For Clearing Brush On Bayfront Land


clearing was done to give
condo owners at Hidden
Springs development a better
view of Dickerson Bay.
"My intention was fire pre-
vention," Gray said last week
in an interview at the prop-
erty. "Yes, it did probably ben-
efit the owner," he said, not-
ing that the development
owner paid for the work, but
contending that it also ben-


WEEK IN WAKULLA
Thursday, March 2, 2006
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at the public library at 6 p.m.
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.
GENEALOGY GROUP of Wakulla County Historical Society will meet at the
public library at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will be longtime residents Mary Butera
and Eloise Strickland about growing up in Sopchoppy and Ruby Allen on
growing up in Arran.
"JUST KIDDING," a Wakulla Middle School drama department production,
will be performed in the WMS cafetorium at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Admission
is $1.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noon.
Friday, March 3, 2006
FISH FRY, sponsored by Christian Worship Center and Pastor Steve Taylor,
will deliver dinners from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..Cost is $6 per plate. Call
Rhonda at 984-9924 or 528-4587 or Vicki at 487-9970.
"JUST KIDDING," a Wakulla Middle School drama department production,
will be performed in the WMS cafetorium at 8 p.m.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10
a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays.)
SPRING TALENT SHOW will be held at Wakulla High School at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $3 for students, $5 for adults.
YARD SALE to benefit the Florida Wild Mammal Association will be held at
Hudson Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Also Saturday)
Saturday, March 4,2006
AARP FREE TAX AID will be available at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
BINGO, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4538, will be held at
the post in Ochlockonee Bay at 6:30 p.m.
EVENING CRUISE AND DINNER will be held at Wakulla Springs State Park
beginning with a cruise at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner in the lodge.'Cost
is $28 per person. For reservations, call 224-5950.
FIREFIGHTERS OPEN HOUSE will be held at the training grounds near the
sheriff's office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Competitions will be held, as well as
community participation events.
POKER RUN, sponsored by Women of the Moose, will have registration at
the Panacea Women's Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per
poker hand.
REGISTRATION FOR JUNIOR GOLF.will be held at Wildwood Country Club
in Medart from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Fee is $40 per player.
RELAY FOR LIFE YARD SALE, sponsored by Curves of Crawfordville, will be
held across from Lake Ellen Baptist Church in Medart from 7:30 a.m. to 3
p.m.,
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE is offered at TCC Wakulla from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m..Call Corinne Reed at 414-0854 for appointment.
YARD SALE, sponsored by Crawfordville United Methodist Church, will be
held at the church fellowship hall beginning at 8 a.m.
YARD SALE to benefit the Florida Wild Mammal Association will be held at
Hudson Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 2006
"30 MINUTE MEALS," a 10 hour course on quick meals, will be held at the
extension office from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact exten-
sion agent Michelle Adamski at 926-3931. (Also Tuesday, and March 13
and 14.)
COMPUTER CLASSES will be held at the senior center at 12:30 p.m.
COUNTY COMMISSION meets in the commission boardroom at 6 p.m. A
workshop on wetllnd,\yill be held,at.5-p.m.
IREE CHILDBIRTH CASS'wll be.held.ar .hebaklth,department from 6 to 8
p.m. To anend, contact Tonya Hobby at 926-3501 ext 143. Classes are
| weekly through March 20. ... ,. .2. .
HATHA YOGA CLASSES will be held at the public library at 6:30 p.m. For
information, contact Della at 926-4293 or della.parker@earthlink.net.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
4-H HORSEMASTERS meet at the livestock pavilion at 7 p.m.
"30 MINUTE MEALS" will be held at the extension office from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
AARP FREE TAX AID will be available at the public library from 4 to 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.
COUNTY COMMISSION will hold a workshop on traffic in the commission
boardroom at 7 p.m.
THE GATHERING, a program for high school students, meets at the public
library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will be offered by Big Bend Hospice. For informa-
tion onetime and meeting place, call Melanie Lachman at 878-5310 ext
453. (Through March 28)
HOMESCHOOLERS and stay-at-home preschoolers meet at Wakulla Springs
State Park playground from 1 to 5 p.m.
MATH, READING AND ENGLISH TUTORING is offered at TCC Wakulla for
college, high school and middle school students beginning at 3:15 p.m.
There is no charge. Call the center at 922-6290.for an appointment. (Also
Wednesdays,)
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at 7:30 p.m.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE is offered at TCC Wakulla from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Corinne Reed at 414.0854 for appointment.
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
AARP FREE TAX AID will be available at the senior center from 1 to 4 p.m.
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 li-
brary'from 3 to 5 p.m
MEDICARE MASTERPIECE representative will be at the senior center to an-
swer questions at 10 a.m. For information, call Universal Health at 671-
3680.


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at 3119 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327.
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Publisher: Wakulla Publishing Company
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By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
County Parks Director Ray
Gray said he expected to get
flak from some quarters for
clearing state land behind a
new housing development in
Panacea.
Some critics, such as envi-
ronmentalist Jack Rudloe,
owner of the Gulf Specimen
Marine Lab, contended the


efitted the county.
The property is owned by
the State of Florida but man-
aged by Wakulla County. The
parcel consists of almost 12
acres and was purchased sev-
eral years ago by the state for
more than $360,000 from
Wakulla County Sheriff David
Harvey and attorney Ron
Mowrey. It adjoins the St.
Marks National Wildlife Ref-
uge at Bottoms Road and is
part of more than 1,000 acres
in the county that Gray is re-
sponsible for managing.
In a request to the state for
approval to remove some
thick underbrush in the tract,
Gray noted that the area
"would fall under the con-
trolled burn rotation were it
not for its proximity to resi-
dences and businesses (such
as the Panacea Motel). The re-
moval of the underbrush and
thick vegetation would allow
for a more manageable con-
trol." Gray also said that there
was no vegetation on the site
on the endangered or at-risk
list.
Gray received authoriza-
tion from the state for under-
growth removal at the site
from the state Department of
Environmental Protection's
Bureau of Public Land Admin-
istration.
Gray said that Kevin Carter
of Attack One Fire Manage-
ment did the work using DEP
approved equipment that
ground up the vegetation on
the site. The mulcher was
only allowed "to the point
where the wheels started
sinking" in the ground.
Gray said that no trees
were knocked down in the
work and pointed to two
dead pines that he would al-
low to fall naturally. Mulch-


ing the site instead of using
a prescribed burn saved five
magnolias which, unlike
pines and some other species,
are less fire resistant.
Complaints from Rudloe
that trees were cut at the site
are wrong, Gray said. The only
trees on the state land are
those that were moved from
land-clearing work for the
condos that were pushed
onto the state land debris
that will be removed, Gray
said.
Rudloe's criticism is that
the public acquisition of the
land was to provide a buffer


for Dickerson Bay and protect
the habitat, including the
seagrass beds, oyster bars and
salt marsh.
It was not intended to be
managed and cleared to give
condo owners a better view
of the bay, Rudloe com-
plained.
Gray acknowledged that
the owner of the develop-
ment, James Groover, paid for
the cost of mowing down the
underbrush. In fact, the mow-
ing work was done at his re-
quest.
The contractor on the de-
velopment is Mike Scott, who
serves on the Wakulla County


Traffic Weight Limit Is Concern


In an effort to eliminate
large truck and through traf-
fic on Wakulla County sec-
ondary roads, Wakulla Coun-
ty Commissioner Howard
Kessler has proposed a truck
and traffic ordinance.
On Feb. 21, board members
set a workshop to discuss the
issue. The meeting will be
held Tuesday, March 7 at 7
p.m, in the commission cham-
bers.
As Wakulla County contin-
ues to grow, more commut-
ers and, business vehicles are
seeking alternate routes, said
Kessler. As a result, trucks are
taking short cuts on roads
that were not designed to
handle large, heavy vehicles.
"Some of the roads being
used by large trucks are nar-
rower than the principle
roads and some of these
roads course through residen-
tial neighborhoods," said the
commissioner,
The county lacks an ordi-
nance to enforce traffic limi-


stations on roads that are
posted for no truck traffic, he
added.
Songbird subdivision roads,
Trice Lane and Rehwinkel
Road are three areas where
larger vehicles have been
spotted taking shortcuts. Resi-
dents in the Songbird subdi-
vision told commissioners


that the subdivision has only
one sidewalk and children are
at risk of being struck by con-
struction trucks serving The
Hammocks and the Gardens
at Saralan subdivisions.

Commissioners were all in
support of the workshop to
address the problem.


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School Board, as does Gray,
Though the county is con-
servator of the tract of state
lands, it has no budget for
such work as fire prevention,
Gray said.
There are plans, Gray said,
to pave the road going to the
waterfront site, adjacent to
the condo development. The
land that was recently mowed
will be a bayfront park area
with some picnic tables.
"We don't want to have to
do this for another 10 or 15
years," Gray said, noting that
next time the county may opt
to go with a prescribed burn.


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006-Page 3


Trial On Special Assessment Delayed By Class Action Issue


A trial to determine
whether Wakulla County
property owners are due a
refund for special assess-
ments had been set to start
next week. But the trial was
delayed, with much finger-
pointing from both sides.
with one of the major issues
in the case unresolved.
In a hearing on Monday,
Feb. 27, Circuit Judge N. Sand-
ers Sauls grudgingly post-
poned the trial, indicating his
irritation that attorneys were
not ready to go forward with
the trial date of March 6.
Attorneys William Owen
and Douglas Lyons, who rep-
resent a number of property
owners, noted that there had
yet to be a determination by
the court to certify the case
as a class action lawsuit.
Wakulla County has ob-
jected to the case being made
a class action suit, and attor-
ney Stephen Mitchell with
the county's law firm of
Mowrey & Biggins, argued
that the residents' legal team
has only been after attorney's
fees.
"If they had spent half or
even one-tenth of the time on
(the issue of class action)
rather than trying to get fees,"
the case would be ready for
trial, Mitchell said.
Lyons fired back that the
county attorneys had tried to
"sandbag" them by lulling
them into a false sense that
the class action issue could be
resolved by stipulation.
Judge Sauls was sharply
critical of the residents' attor-
ney for not having moved for-
ward with seeking to' have the
case declared a class action.
Under the process, notice
must be published alerting
residents to the on-going law-
suit and giving them the op-
portunity to join in, to opt out,
to intervene, or to pursue a
remedy on their own. It could
be a situation where there are
different subclasses within
the class, "with different at-
tributes to represent different
druthers."
'For the life of me." Jufe,
Sauls chided the attorneys;.,',
"for the amount of time since
the filing of this case, this is
a small county, there has been
enough time to go out and
take a statement from every-
one who paid anything in this
county."
When residents' attorneys
contended the matter could
still go forward with the
judge to rule on whether a
refund should be .made and
then determining whether
there is a class action, Judge
Sauls bristled at the logic,
How would a refund be
calculated if it was not known
how many people were seek-
ing a refund of the $35 fee?
A refund can also be re-
jected because it creates a
hardship on the government
- which could be argued if it's
for all taxpayers in the county,
but probably not if it is just
the five residents who filed
the lawsuit,
When the judge asked if
either side knew how many
taxpayers paid the special as-


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Church


Obituaries


L. Tracey Buzbee
L. Tracey Buzbee, 65, of
Woodville died Thursday,
Feb. 23 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was
held Saturday, Feb. 25 at
Woodville United Methodist
Church with burial at Wood-
ville Cemetery. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Ma-
han Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32308 or Woodville United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box
687, Woodville, FL 32362.
A native of Waukeenah, he
had lived in Woodville for 25
years. He was a retired super-
visor for Centel-Sprint Tele-
phone Company with 38
years of service. He was a
member of Woodville United
Methodist Church, an avid
fisherman and a heart trans-
plant survivor for more than
10 years.
Survivors include his wife,
Marie Smith Buzbee of Wood-
ville; three daughters, Tracette
Buzbee of Tallahassee, Ta-
mara Buckhaulter and hus-
band Keith of Bainbridge, GA
and Lucy Smith of St. Peters-
burg; a brother, Kennon
Buzbee of Monticello; a sister,
Karen Buzbee of Monticello;
three granddaughters, Audrey
Runnells, Lindsey Buckhaul-
ter and Rebbca Buckhaulter,
all of Bainbridge; two grand-
sons, Travis Smith of Wood-
ville and David Smith of St.
Petersburg; and two great-
grandchildren, Patrick Smith


and Patricia Smith, both of
Woodville.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Frances C. Connell
Frances Christine Connell,
58, of Crawfordville died Sat-
urday; Feb. 25 in Crawford-
ville.
The funeral service was
held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Ab-
bey Riposta Funeral Home in
Tallahassee with burial at
Tallahassee Memory Gar-
dens. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society, 241 John
Knox Road, Suite 100, Talla-
hassee, FL 32303.
She was a clerk for the
State of Florida.
Survivors include three
daughters. Davin Hartsfield
and husband Leon of Craw-
fordville, Naomi Branch and
husband Kenneth of Grand
Ridge and Wanda Mason and
husband James of Albany, GA;
a son, Arlie Campbell and
wife Jessica of Grand Ridge; a
brother, Billy Cook and wife
Linda of Tallahassee; a sister,
Thelma Rudd and husband
Ray of Woodville; nine grand-
children, David Hartsfield,
Kassie Branch, Pamela Branch,
Austin Branch, Jordan Mason,
Jeremy Baggett, Bradley Voll-
ertsen, Cassidy Campbell and
Sage Land; a soon-to-be-born
grandchild, Landyn Campbell;
and her caregiver, B.J. Tho-
mas.


Tres Dias Will Be Meeting


The interdenominational
Christian renewal movement
Tres Dias will be in Wakulla
County this week. Tres Dias
is a prayer, study and action
group that encourages Chris-
tians to tell others about
Christ.
' Former Wakulla County
Clerk of the Court J. Harold
Thurmond is the chairman of
the North Florida Secretariat
Group which will oversee the
three day retreat. The out of
state participants will be stay-
ing at the Inn at Wildwood
in Medart March 3 through
Women's Day

Will Be Held
Mount Pleasant Mission-
ary Baptist Church will be
celebrating its 32nd annual
Women's Day on Sunday,
March 5. A worship service
will be held at 11 a.m. Every-
one is invited to attend.
Rev. Flavous Green is the
church pastor. The church is
located at 24 Greenlin Villa
Road in Crawfordville. For
more information, call 926-
7573.
Anniversary

Is Planned
Mount Olive Primitive Bap-
tist Church'#2 will be cel-
ebrating its 136th church an-
niversary on Sunday, March
5 with Elder Raymond Sand-
ers in charge of the 11:30 a.m.
service. Elder John Feagin is
in charge of the 3 p.m. ser-
vice.
Dinner will be served be-
tween the services. Elder
Samuel F. Hayes is the church
pastor.


Ochlockonee


S United
SMethodist
Church
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Custom o5ob0.4aiDtanm
(850) 962-2984


RIVERSINK

Baptist (burcb

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


March 5.
Thurmond said the group
represents local residents and
those who have traveled from
17 to 18 states in the United
States. The retreat is the 34th
hosted in North Florida in the
past two decades..
:" Medart Assembly' f God
Church will serve asthe host
of the event. The participants
will take part in a March 3
training session, enjoy a sack
lunch and tour the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge. On
March 4, a business meeting
will be held along with a
Wakulla seafood dinner. On
Sunday, March 5, meetings
will be held at the Inn at
Wildwood followed by par-
ticipants attending church
services around the county.
Thurmond said he expects
approximately 200 people to
take part in the retreat with
approximately 40 from other
states.

Roberts Will

Be Speaking

The Christian Worship
Center in Medart will host a
homecoming revival with Pas-
tor Steve and Malissa Taylor.
Brother James Roberts from
Alabama will be speaking
nightly at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
March 13 through Saturday,
March 18. The church is lo-
cated on U.S. Highway 98 just
east of the Inn at Wildwood.
Sunday, March 19 will be
Homecoming Day. Roberts
will be the morning speaker.
After the morning service, a
dinner will be held on the
grounds.

Trinity
Lutheran
Church f 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
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
926-1797


Abbey-Riposta Funeral
Home in Tallahassee was in
charge of the arrangements.
Ruby L. Powell
Ruby Lee Powell, 84, of
Tallahassee died Monday,
Feb. 27 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service will be
held at 10 a.m. Friday, March
3 at Praise Cathedral in Talla-
hassee with burial at Aenon
Church Road Cemetery. Fam-
ily will receive friends from 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday,
March 2 at Abbey-Riposta
Funeral Home in Tallahassee.
She was a retired title ex-
aminer for the state Depart-
ment of Hiighway Safety and
Motor Vehicles who had 25
years of service.
Survivors include five chil-
dren, Janice Maria Bragg,
Ruby Diane Roland Barber
and husband Marty, William
Stancill and wife Marge,
Vernon Eugene Stancill, and
Susan Elaine Harrell and hus-
band Eddie; eight grandchil-
dren, Jason Roland, Jeremy
Roland, Roy Bragg, Carlton
Thompson, Jennifer Lee Ouzts,
Megan S. Walls, Shawn Stan-
cill and Alan Harrell; seven
great-grandchildren, Taylor
Bragg, Chaz Roland, Jillian
Roland, Cody Roland, Hunter
Thompson, Serena Thomp-
son and Lane Ouzts; two sis-
ters, Georgia Glover and
Helen Duncan; and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Abbey-Riposta Funeral
Home in Tallahassee is in
charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle B. Pritchard
Myrtle Brashier Pritchard,
82, of Tallahassee died Wed-
nesday, Feb. 22.
The funeral service was
held Friday, Feb. 24 at Beggs
Funeral Home in Tallahassee
with burial Saturday, Feb. 25
at Pleasant View Cemetery in
Bremen, GA. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Big
i' Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan,
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
32308 or the American Diabe-`
tes Association, 8384 Bay-
meadows Road, Suite 10, Jack-
sonville, FL 32256.
A native of Shelby County,
AL, and former resident of
Birmingham, AL, she had
lived in the Tallahassee area
since 1968. She was a medi-
cal transcriber for the Apa-
lachee Community Health
Service and of the Baptist
faith.
Survivors include two sons,
David Pritchard of Tallahassee
and Stephen Pritchard of
Phenix City, AL; two daugh-
ters-in-law, Linda Pritchard of
McDonough, GA and Nora
Pritchard of Wakulla County;
six grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Beggs Funeral Home in


Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
|yuaiuloai4 Crawfordville
S"Come & Worship
With Us"
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.
Missionettes................. 7:30 p.m.


2263 Curtis Mill Rd.
Sopchoppy, FL *962-3774
Pastor John S. Dunning
(From Rhema Bible Training Center)


Tallahassee was in charge of
the arrangements.
Doris L. Revell
Doris Lee Revell, 59, of Tal-
lahassee died Friday, Feb. 24
in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was
held Monday, Feb. 27 at Arran
Cemetery in Crawfordville.
She was a native of Law-
ton, QK and a clerk for the
Inland Corporation.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Kim Bratcher of Craw-
fordville; a son, Jeffery Scott
Robinson of Crawfordville;
three brothers, Roger W.
Robinson and Rodney Rob-
inson, both of Crawfordville,
and Clyde Robinson of Port
Charlotte; and three grand-
children.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.


Sopchoppy
United
Methodist
Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.





Wakulla
Pastor Bob Laidlaw





7 United Methodist Chutch
Sunday Contempory Serice 8:30 am
Sunday School for all ags -10 sn.
Sunday Worship-ll .m.
W. lnedaysSenice- 7 p.m
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
421-5741
Pastor John Peavse
"The end of your search for a friendly church"

Say You Saw It

In TheNews


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

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Panacea Park

Baptist Church
24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears
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Hayward L. Rudd
Hayward Leb Rudd, 85, of
Tallahassee died Tuesday,
Feb. 21.
The funeral service was
held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Bible
Believers Fellowship Church
with burial at Oakland Cem-
etery. Memorial contributions
may be made to Bible Believ-
ers Fellowship Church, 6341
Blountstown Highway, Talla-
hassee, FL 32310.
A native of Tallahassee, his
ancestors' were Florida pio-
neers. He was of the Protes-
tant faith and a retired paint-
er.

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, 962-2213


Survivors indude two daugh-
ters, Susan Galloway and hus-
band Bo of Tallahassee and
Evelyn Fulford and husband
Tommy of Crawfordville, and
six grandchildren, Tammy
Knoll-Anderson of Tampa,
William "Bill" Clark and Jill
Bryan, both of Tallahassee,
Cherrie Stillie of Louisiana,
and Jeff Bryan and James Gal-
loway, both of Wakulla Coun-
ty.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tal-
lahassee was in charge of the
arrangements.

. Kee9p W(Wx CountwjBeautil[

l Saint Teresa
Episcopal
Church
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the comer of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 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
-14


Crawfordville United Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.


Pastor Gary Morris
926-7209


"Come Grow With Us"


nunn | Ochleckenee & Arran Road
S www.gbgm-ume.org/cvlleumc


Sunday School
9:30 a.m.
Presbyter'an 9:30 a.m.
r ^ Worship 10:30 a..m.
3383 Coastal Hwy. Nursery Provided
Across from Medart Rec Park
926-4569
www.wakullapres.org Where Heart and Head Find Faith in God


W eakT 11 S i 1391 Crawfordville Highway
W ak l in S Crawfordville,FL 32327
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Sunday Activities
Continental Breakfast 9:15 a.m.
Bible Study/Fellowship 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service 11 a.m.


Wednesday Evening Activities
Family Night Supper 5:30 p.m.
Children/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
.Website: www.byhisgrace.cc/wsbc

Qei~cfwe/f t4e^ QeFreiivweI


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.
IMPACT (Youth) 7:00 p.m.
Children's Events 6:30 p.m.


Hwy 319 Medart,
E iOffice 926-5265
i Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
cr~ n0 Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.
D Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
I AWANA Clubs 4:00 p.m.
Youth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.
Our Mission 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 945 AM
Morning WrsI 11 AM

AWANA ClU 5 PM
Evening 1 1p 6 PM
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3086 Crawfordville Hwy.
(South of the Courthouse)'
Church Office: 926-7896
www.fbccrawfordville.org
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006-Page 5


Community


BUCKHORN
COMMUNITY
NEWS
By Ethel Skipper

A thought for the week: In
the Christian life, the status
quo doesn't last long. There
is either progress or regress,
continued growth or stagna-
tion. Hearts that are allowed
to become cold and hard are
in danger of death and decay.
Like our human relation-
ships, our relationship with
God needs care and attention
in order to remain healthy
and vibrant. In the case of
relationships, neglect and in-
difference can be as destruc-
tive as active hostility.
God's desire and intention
is that our relationship with
him grow deeper and stron-
ger and that we grow into
spiritual maturity. To this
end, He has provided all we
need for spiritual growth and
development: the scripture
for our instruction, the Holy
Spirit for our guidance, and
the fellowship of the church
for our encouragement.
Don't allow yourself to be
corroded by spiritual rust.
Take advantage of all God's
provisions to grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our
Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 3:18)
On Sunday March 5 at Mt.
Olive Church No. 1 at 11 a.m.
Macedonia Church will ren-
der service. Everyone is wel-
come. Host pastor is Elder
Donald Jefferson.
We wish a happy belated


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962-3669
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birthday to Ronda Hawkins
in February.
The Carrabelle Church of
Christ welcomes you to fel-
lowship with us on the first
Sunday. Our fellowship hour
is at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday


THIS IS A
COMMUNITY
SERVICE EVENT.
ALL NET PROCEEDS
WILL GO TO
WOOLLEY PARK.


school is at 10:30 a.m.
Our prayers and concern
go out to all the sick and
shut-in, those in the hospital,
nursing home, our public
schools, our county officials
and all leaders everywhere.
Let us pray for one another.


$100.....1 s Prize
$50.....2nd Prize
$25.....3rd prize


WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION CALENDAR 2006


March 2


March 6


March 6


March 7


March' 16


March 20


Budget & Finance Meeting
Commission Complex
Wetlands Ordinance Workshop
Commission Chambers
Commission Meeting
Commission Chambers
Truck/Traffic Ordinance Workshop
Commission Chambers


Budget & Finance Meeting
Commission Complex
Commission Meeting


8:30-I 1:30 a.m.


5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


p 7:00 p.m.

8:30-I 1:30 a.m.


6:00 p.m.


Country Club
WEEKLY

LUNCH SPECIALS

MARCH 6 MARCH 10
MON. -SHRIMP BASKET, SLAW & FRIES $69$
TUES. -HOT HAM SWISs HOAGIE WITH SIDES $595
WED, -SMOKEY MOUNTAIN CHICKEN W/BAKED POTATO
& GARLIC BREAD $595
THUR. -ROAST BEEF & PROVOLONE SANDWICH W/SIDE $5s9
FRI. -BUFFET FRIED CHICKEN, GREENS, RICE,
SALAD BAR & DESSERT $6,5
LUNCH SPECIAL: 11 A.M. 2:30 PM.
CALL 926-1085
FOR TAKE OUT ORDERS



The Women Of The Moose
Wakulla County Chapter #2224
Will Host Our Second


S7 POKER WALK

Saturday, March 4

Register At The Panacea Women's Club
Otter Lake Road, Panacea
lRegister From 11:30 a.in: to 1:30 prnh. C I
Walk After You Register (Approxt- 1/2 Mile-)
$10 Per Poker Hand


',.'.. AND MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM!
Tax, Tag T, title AidFees Must Be Paid In Addition To The Down Payment
Ray and Linda Boles, Owners Eddie Tyer, Amy Weaver and Louis Lamarche
2679 Crawfordville Hwy. in Crawfordville Across from CVS




Keep Wrakulla

County Beautiful


"Associations?"
I'm occasionally asked about
homeowners' associations and their
implications on buying a home.
Prior to a buyer signing a purchase
contract, developers or owners must
disclose the following:


Susan
Council


? That the property owner must be a
member of the community associa-
tion.
? That recorded covenants govern
the use and occupancy of the pro-
perty.
? That the property owner is obli-
gated to pay an assessment to the
association, and the failure to pay
the assessment could result in a lien
being placed on the property.
? Any land use or recreation fees
and the amount of the obligation.
This doesn't typically apply to con-
dos, co-ops, or time-shares.
Any contract or agreement for sale
must refer to and incorporate the
disclosure summary and shall in-
clude, in prominent language, a
statement that the potential buyer
should not sign the contract or
agreement before having received
and read the disclosure summary
required.
As always, call me for any of your
real estate needs, or if you have a
specific question you'd like ans-
wered in this column, e-mail me at
susancouncil(@earthlink.net.
Of course, if it's a legal
question, please consult an att-
orney.
Susan Council
(850) 251-1468
Broker Associate, RE/MAX Professionals


(Physician


Care OfWakulla




Family Practice
Pediatrics Ages 2-18
Immunizations
DOT & Sports Physicals
Well Women Exam
Diabetes
Hypertension
Family Health Care


Dr. Robert S. Frable
Office Hours Mon. Fri. 8 A.M. 4:30 P.M.
Crawfordville Hwy. N
Goodfellas


lWinn I
Winnxie
IDixie


SPhysician
SCare


2615 Crawfordville Highway, Suite 103
Crawfordville 926-6363


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
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People


Civil War Battle To Be Recreated


Marj Law Leads The Effort To Collect Hazardous Waste


Hazardous Waste Dropped Off


The annual Battle of Natu-
ral Bridge will be held Satur-
day and Sunday, March 4 and
March 5 at the Natural Bridge
Battlefield Historic State Park
in Woodville.
The past will come to life
as living historians recreate
the 1865 Civil War battle in
which a ragtag group of battle
weary Confederates and young
cadets from Florida State Uni-
versity preserved Tallahassee
as the only Confederate capi-
tal east of the Mississippi
River not to fall into Union
hands.
The 29th reenactment will
include period merchandise
on sale, calvary, infantry and
artillery demonstrations, a
skirmish on the battlefield
and children's games. Conces-
sions will also be on sale. The
event will begin at 9 a.m.
March 4 and conclude after 4
p.m.
The opening ceremonies


and a dedication by the
United Daughters of the Con-
federacy will be held at 1:45
p.m. and the 141st anniver-
sary reenactment of the Battle
of Natural Bridge will begin
at 2:30 p.m.
The Florida Park Service,
Natural Bridge Historical So-


city, Leon Rifles and the
United Daughters of the Con-
federacy sponsor the event
each year.
The historic site is located
six miles off Highway 363
(Woodville Highway) on Natu-
ral Bridge Road.


Coastal Highway 98 in Waklla County


By MARJ LAW
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
In a cooperative effort be-
tween the Jefferson County
Solid Waste Department, the
Wakulla County Commission,
Veolia, and Keep Wakulla
County Beautiful, we held
Hazardous Waste Day on Sat-
urday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Not only did our residents
get rid of hazardous waste,
they also were able to bring
some non-hazardous waste
products, Beth Thorne, direc-
tor of Jefferson County Solid
Waste, had arranged for
Buddy Willis from TexPar
Energy LLC to take away used
oil and antifreeze. Ben Wash-
ingston and Darryl Austin of
!Creative Recycling Systems
took away used computer
parts from monitors to print-
ers. It was a good day to clean
off storage shelvesl,:,,, ,,
SNanette Watts. from Veolia.
acted as hostess, and kept us
comfortable with food and
drink as we waited for the
residents. One hundred and
nine vehicles showed up.
Nine of them were from lo-
cal businesses.
I greeted the residents,
kept up a running count, and
directed people to the tent
where their cars would be off-
loaded. George Dziedzic, also
from Keep Wakulla County
Beautiful, took photographs
Sto record the event.
We set it up so that the
residents could drive beneath
a tent where several prisoner
volunteers off-loaded their


cars or trucks. They placed
old cans of paint on pallets.
Once the pallets were three
paint cans high, they shrink
wrapped them and put them
into a large dumpster.
One resident, coming un-
der the tent said: "It's just like
a fast-food restaurants We
don't even have to get out of
our cars!"
We sorted spray cans sof
paint, pesticides, acids, and
other small waste products


into separate bins. Rosemary
Bottcher, a chemist from Leon
County, tested unknown prod-
ucts to find where we should
put them.
We were prepared for rain,
but.it didn't come. Hazardous
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ran smoothly. Beth Thorne
brought the sorted wastes
back to Jefferson County,
where she will dispose of or
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006-Page 7


Tai Waggers

By NANCY WOOD
Secretary. CHAT of Wakulli
www chatotwakuila org


the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Rockin For Cancer Stanley-Gray is a cancer survivor, surviving
Burkitt's Lymphoma at age 10, The band
Picks and Sticks duo Patrick Lima and Caleb plays country and soft rock from 6 p.m. until
Stanley-Gray will donate their tip money 9 p.m. each Friday. The Relay For Life will
from playing at the Bayside Deli and Games be held at the WHS track April 21 and April
in Panacea each Friday night in March to 22.


Dental

Month Is

Celebrated
To celebrate National Den-
tal Month in February, Mar-
lon B. Hunter, Wakulla Coun-
ty Health Department Admin-
istrator, along with dentist Dr.
Anthony Polk and his staff,
Diane Lima, Caryn Mayne,
Marilyn Heard and Melissa
Carmichael, visited local el-
ementary schools te week of
Feb. 13.
Each class watched a mo-
vie on brushing and flossing
and each student received a
dental gift .bag which in-
cluded a toothbrush, tooth-
paste and floss. Dr. Polk also
reviewed the methods of
proper dental care and an-
swered questions. *
Crawfordville Elementary
School provided Dr. Polk and
his staff with certificates of
appreciation showing how
much the school appreciated
his caring staff at the health
department and their willing-
ness to come: to the schools
to educate children.
The health department
hopes to continue the pro-
gram again next year.

30 Minute


Jadon And


Lawson Gerrell


Gerrells And Family


Celebrate Anniversary


Jadon and Lawson Gerrell
of Woodville celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on
Jan. 7 with a reception given
by their family at White
Church in Woodville. The
couple married Jan. 6, 1956.

Lawson is retired from the
City of Tallahassee Water


Department and Jadon is a
homemaker.
The couple has three chil-
dren, Scott Gerrell and wife
Traci, Jess Gerrell and wife
Tammy, all of Woodville, and
Laura Cotner and husband
Wayne of Smith Creek. They
alsb have six grandchildren
arid two great-grandchildren,


St. Patrick's Day


Meal Course Parade, Festival Set


Is Offered
A 10 hour course on the
making of quick and nutri-
tious "30 Minute Meals" will
be offered on Monday, March
6, Tuesday, March 7, Monday,
March 13 and Tuesday, March
14 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
At the Wakulla County Exten-
sion Service office in Craw-
fordville.
The program will cover
topics in nutrition such as the
new food guide pyramid and
ways to eat healthy on a bud-
get. Included will be a cook-
ing demonstration of a 30
minute meal with taste test-
ing to follow. The course is
open to the public.
For more information, call
Michelle Adamski, Family
and Consumer Science Exten-
sion Agent, at 926-3931.

Class Reunion

Is Planned
The Wakulla High School
Class of 1986 is planning a 20
year reunion and organizers
need contact information. A
drop box is located at Lindy's
Fried Chicken in Crawford-
ville or classmates may send
contact information to Vicki
Griffin Johnson at 926-6105 or
svickijohnson@hotmail.com.
Updated information may
also be sent to Kelly Porter
Dugger at 566-5661 or band
bdugger@earthlink.net.

Names Needed
The Wakulla High School
Class of 1978 is hoping to
hold a reunion soon and
needs student information in
order to organize the event.
Class officers and other
class members are asked to
contact Lillian Webster Brown
at 224-2800 to give her infor-
mation for invitations.


The annual St. Patrick's
Day Parade and Festival,
sponsored by the Crawford-
ville Lions Club, will be held
on Saturday, March 11 at

Births
Audrey W. Andrews
Todd and Cheryl Andrews
of Wacissa announce the
birth of their daughter, Aud-
rey Welaunee Andrews, on
Jan. 9 at Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital. She weighed 7
pounds, 12 ounces and mea-
sured 20 1/2 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Larry and Teresa Harden of
Sopchoppy, Paternal grand-.
parent is Frances Andrews of
Wacissa.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ent is Cornelia Harden of
Sopchoppy.
Audrey joins a sister, Nat-
alie, age 2.
Christopher H. Wells
Olivia Hudgens and Chris-
topher Wells of Sopchoppy
announce the birth of their
son, Christopher Hunter
Wells, on Feb. 9 in Tallahas-
see. He weighed 8 pounds, 9
ounces and measured 20.5
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Greg Hudgens of Perry and
Richard and Melanie West-
berry of Crawfordville. Pater-
nal grandparents are Brent
and Sheryl Wells of Craw-
fordville.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Jo and Ronald Hud-
gens and Edna and Bill Sturd-
ivant, all of Perry. Paternal
great-grandparents are Bobby
and Grace Wells of Sop-
choppy, and Grady and Peggy
Helton and Carson and La-
verne Crews, all of Jackson-
ville.
Paternal great-great-grand-
father is Henry Helton of Live
Oak.


Hudson Park in Crawfordville.
The parade lineup will
start promptly at 9 a.m. on
Azalea Drive, across from Ace
Hardware on the west side of
U.S. Highway 319, with the
parade beginning at 10 a.m.
The festival will follow in
the park until 4 p.m. Activi-
ties will include food conces-
sions, vendor booths, rides,
carnival games, petting farm,
pony rides, storytelling, ex-
hibits and more. Featured
entertainment will be pro-
vided by the High Mileage
Band at noon under the pa-
vilion. A drawing for the win-
ning ticket for a $1,000 U.S.
savings bond, donated by
Wakulla Bank, will be held at
3 p.m.
For more information, or if
anyone is interested in par-
ticipating in the parade, con-
tact Buddy Wells at 926-3473
or Jan Hughes at 926-8482, or
to secure booth space, contact
Jo Anne Strickland at 926-
5211'.

NewAccount

Is Opened
A benefit account has been
opened at Wakulla Bank for
Jeremy Gestl, a 14-year-old boy
who was burned in an acci-
dent over the weekend.
Gestl, the son of Mel Gestl
who works at the Skybox, was
seriously burned on Saturday,
Feb. 25, while pouring gaso-
line onto a fire. The fire went
into the can and exploded.
The jacket Gestl was wear-
ing melted to his body and
he suffered severe burns over
Shis chest and neck. He was
LifeFlighted to Tallahassee
and later flown by jet to a
burn hospital in Georgia.
Donations are intended for
medical expenses.


This week I decided to
share with you my recent ex-
perience at the Petco adop-
tion booth. I've been looking
for ways to help the shelter
animals that wouldn't take
much of my time because,
like most of you, I have a
pretty full schedule.
I found out that on the
third Saturday of each month
CHAT members take a group
of animals to the Petco store
in Tallahassee and set up an
adoption booth. I was appre-
hensive about how much
work and time this would
involve but decided to try it
once and see what it was like.
My husband and I went with
Suzann Walton who has done
this a couple of times before
and indicated it was a very
rewarding experience.:
On Saturday morning we
met at the shelter and loaded
up six puppies and a cat. The
cat was a beautiful solid
white male with blue eyes,
and had been returned to the
shelter shortly after being
adopted by a woman who
said she changed her mind
about keeping it because of
the cat's long hair.
The puppies had been left
at the shelter drop-off station
by various owners who didn't
want them for whatever rea-
son. The thought of people
being so heartless that they
do this anonymously in the
middle of the night is quite
disturbing. But I am grateful
that our county has a safe
place ,where these animals
can be taken, rather then be-
ing dumped in the woods or
by the roadside.
The dogs included litter
mates of four rottweiler mix
puppies, a lab mix, and a bull-
dog mix. All were between
eight and 10 weeks old.
When the booth was set up,
it didn't take long for custom-
ers to show interest. The bull
mix puppy was the first to go
and was adopted by a woman
from Monticello.


Shortly afterwards a couple
stepped up and asked for a
closer look at the lab. While
they were holding it, they
explained their previous dog
had passed away about a year
ago at the age of 16. Their
grief was still too great for
them to talk about it without
teary eyes.
They carried the puppy
around the store for a while
and discussed privately wheth-
er this was the right time and
the right dog for them. They
returned and said without
hesitation that this was the
one.
Although we had quite a
few more potential custom-
ers, we weren't able to find a
home for the litter mates or
for the cat. So we brought
them back to the shelter.
There was another group
at the store that had animals
available for adoption, from
the humane society in Bain-
bridge, GA. The problem of
unwanted animals is much
greater than any single orga-
nization can solve, and CHAT
takes advantage of opportu-
nities to partner with other
groups to find permanent
homes for every animal pos-
sible.
If you don't have much
time available for volunteer
work, this is a way for you to
contribute to the welfare of
the animals and make a real
difference in their lives. It
doesn't take much effort, the
paperwork is minimal, and
the experience is incredibly
rewarding. And it js not a
permanent obligation. You
can sign up to do it just once
on a scheduled day that is
convenient for you. To help
out, call Heide Clifton at 926-
3849.
To see animals that are
available for adoption, visit
our web site at www.chatof
wakulla.org. Please be sure to
have your animals spayed or
neutered. For financial assis-
tance, call the shelter at 926-
0890.


ACS Benefit

To Be Held

In St Marks
The Tallahassee Parrot
Head Club will hold a benefit
for the American Cancer So-
ciety Saturday, March 11 as
the Luau on the River benefit
is scheduled at the Riverside
Cafe in St. Marks.
The Luau will feature the
music of the CalypsoNuts.
The event is being co-spon-
sored by the Wakulla High
School Relay for Life Team.
CalypsoNuts is traveling
from Virginia to perform in
Wakulla County. The doors
open at 6 p.m. and the band
will take the stage from 7 p.m.
until 10 p.m. Attendees at the
all-ages event can look for-
ward to an evening of ca-
lypso, Jimmy Buffett-style fa-
vorites, country, rock and easy
listening at the restaurant on
the river.
"Cancer touches everyone,
but when it touches someone
you know and love, it really
motivates you to start look-
ing for ways to make a differ-
ence," said Luau Event Chair
David Pienta. "With the help
of local supporters, we're
looking forward to an even-
ing of great music and rais-
ing money for a worthwhile
cause."
Event supporters are hop-
ing to bring business back to
the storm ravaged St. Marks
area. Wakulla Bank, Capital
City Bank and Lindy's Chick-
en are the corporate spon-
sors.
Advance tickets are on sale
for a discounted rate and are
available at Tattered Pages in
Crawfordville and at any so-
cial meeting of the Tallahas-
see Parrot Head Club, held the
first and third Wednesdays of
the month from 6 p.m. until
9 p.m. at Barnacle Bills. Tick-
ets will also be sold at the
door the night of the event.
Advance tickets are $5 for
adults and $3 for students
high school age or younger.
At the door, the tickets are $7
for adults and $5 for students.
For more information, call
926-8894.


Spring Fest Set In Crawfordville


The Epilepsy Association
of the Big Bend will sponsor
Spring Fest Saturday, March
25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
at Hudson Park in Crawford-
ville. The event is designed
to promote a healthy summer
for all residents of the county,
particularly youth in the com-
munity. It will also provide
the association with an op-
portunity to enhance the ser-
vices provided to the commu-
nity.
The event will feature ex-
hibits, food, raffles, clowns
and more for people of all
ages. Bicycle helmets will be
provided to youths and se-
nior citizen safety awareness
will be a focus. The associa-
tion helps seniors create a
safe home environment to
prevent injuries that could
lead to a seizure disorder.
The group also provides
case management for indi-
viduals, within the commu-
nity who have epilepsy. The
services include arranging for


medical evaluation and treat-
ment services, teaching cli-
ents about the treatment of
epilepsy and the importance
of carefully following a treat-
ment plan, and the purchase
of emergency medications.
For more information about


the Epilepsy Association of
the Big Bend, call 222-1777. To
make a tax deductible contri-
butions to the association,
mail to Epilepsy Association
of the Big Bend, Inc., 1108 East
Park Avenue, Suite B, Tallahas-
see, FL 32301.


Drug Assistance Available


The Partnership for Pre-
scription Assistance Program
is providing free or low-cost
prescriptions to patients who
are otherwise having trouble
affording medicines.
More than 107,000 Florid-
ians have already qualified
and are receiving assistance.
Through a toll free number
and user-friendly web site,
the partnership offers a
single point of access to more
than 475 public and private
patient assistance programs,
including more than 180 pro-
grams offered by pharmaceu-
tical companies,


Many patients are eligible
for public programs based on
their age or income. Some
patients in need qualify for
private programs that offer
prescription medicines for
free or nearly free. The mis-
sion of the partnership is to
increase awareness of these
programs and boost enroll-
ment of those who are eli-
gible.
Finding the right program
can be complicated. That's
why the initiative is making
the process easier for patients
by offering a toll free num-
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WHS Drama Students Garner Praise


Wakulla High School Dra-
matis Personae students trav-
eled to Okaloosa Walton
Community College in Nice-
ville Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 to take
part in the District One Thes-
pian Festival.
Mark Burton, Chris Harrell,
Jessica McBride, Chelsea Ruiz,
Mary Jane Tucker and Mea-
gan Vause earned superior
ratings for their work in
monologues and duet acting.
Mark Burton, Lucy Carter,
Micah Folsom, Lauren Garcia,
Sarah Dix-Martin, Terri Harris,
Sam Myrick, Sean Reynolds,
Chelsea Schlegel and Holly
Thomas received excellent
ratings for their work in duet
acting, ensemble acting and
duet musical acts.
WHS art teacher Cassie
Tucker served as chaperone
and Angie Bailey drove the
bus despite difficult road con-
ditions in the fog, according
to sponsor Susan Solburg.
Students who receive a
superior or excellent rating,
are eligible for the state com-
petition held in April at the


Tampa Bay
Center.


Performing Arts


In addition, auditions were
held in late January for the
spring production, Up The


when they heard that WVHS,,
had been assigned the USA,
but the students were posi-
tive and impressed the other
competitors and judges."
The team members in-
cluded Michael Andrews,
Rochelle Bennett, Lucy Carter,


Down Staircase. Student re-
hearsals began Jan. 30 and
will continue until March 17
when the show will open to
the public for a three day run.


Kayla Cleveland, Joey, Eye,,,
Lauren Garcia, Lauren Gentry,
Christopher Harrell, Quinn
Kunkel, Daniel Miller, David
Murphy, Paul Murphy, Sam
Myrick, Tyler Price, Braxton
Russ, Zach Sanders and Fon-
tana Spell.


The comedy about the trials
and tribulations of a first year
teacher will be a familiar
story to students, teachers
and administrators.


Students Make Mark At UN Conference


The Wakulla High School
Model United Nations Team
traveled to the Tallahassee
Southern Model UN Confer-
ence on Friday, Feb. 17. "WHS
did an outstanding job with
two of its three teams plac-
ing," teacher Teresa Murphy
said.
Tallahassee Community
College hosted the event
which is designed to educate
students about the UN. The
competition was the 10th
annual event and WHS com-
peted against 10 other schools
including Chiles, Rickards IB,
Lincoln and a school from
Jacksonville.
WHS represented the coun-
tries of Algeria, the Republic
of Congo and the USA. "It was
a long and stressful day, but
Algeria won the overall award
and the USA was awarded an
honorable mention," said
Murphy, "The students were
amazing."
"To win the top award is
quite an accomplishment and
we think is was the first time
in the history of the event
that the USA has been suc-
cessfully represented," added
Murphy. "Everyone laughed


;Everyone( would have
been so impressed to see
these students debate, speak
confidently about world is-
sues and use their persistent
diplomacy in dealing with
others at this competition,"
Murphy concluded.


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It's that time of year when
talented Wakulla High School
students "do their thing" at
the annual Spring Talent
Show & Band Showcase. This
year's lineup promises to be
one of the best yet.
Although the Spring Tal-
ent Show likes to showcase
those students who play in a
"band," there are always
some very talented singers
and artists who "wow" the
audience between the bands.
"For those of you who are
new to Wakulla High's talent
shows, you will be amazed by
the beautiful voices of Brooke
Brown, Rebekah Steele, Crys-
tal Sanders, Monica Thorpe,
Ashlynn Tobell and Rhian-
non Vinson, just to name a
few," said Dramatis Personae
sponsor Susan Solburg.
"We also have performances
by two of the most talented
ladies at Wakulla High. Lizzie
Butler and Christina Bryde-
bell will sing and play their
acoustic guitars and special
guest David Starling will add
piano to their harmonizing
voices. We also have Chelli
Macdonald doing a modern
dance interpretation."
As for bands, hot new ris-
ing stars Joey, Taylor, Woody,


Tyler and Philip of 65 Amp
will heat up the WHS stage
once again. "These guys have
been working hard over the
last couple of years, and have
recorded several CDs. You
.don't want to miss this dy-
namic group," said Solburg.
"We also have the ska/punk
band Captain Abstinence &
Company Paul Cannon, Neil
Kelly, Scott Kelly and Josh
Swanson. Another yet to be


named band (D. Lilly & Co.)
will also perform." .
For pure hilarity, Solburg
said to catch a special perfor-
mance by The Three Stooges.
"Well, maybe one cool stooge
and a lot of fools, but it will
be memorable." Mark and
Krissy will keep the audience
entertained between acts and
there is always a surprise
guest or two to keep things
interesting.


Dramatis Personae spon-
sors these performances and
has hired Rick Ott with From
The Heart Sound Company to
give the performers the best
sound ever. The show starts
at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, March
4 in the WHS auditorium. The
cost is $3 for students and $5
for adults. Proceeds help
qualifying drama students to
go to their state competition
in April.


Local Artwork To Be On Display


Art students at Wakulla
High School will show off
their creative talent at the
Wakulla Welcome Center in
Panacea from March 9 through
April 2. The art pieces on dis-
play are entries in the school-
wide annual art contest.
Pen and ink, pencil, water-
color and acrylic paint are rep-
resentative media used to il-
lustrate self-portraits, prospec-
tive paintings, narrative art
and propaganda cartoons
among other subject matters.
Local art teachers who
served as judges had a diffi-
cult time designating winners
from the many accomplished
entrants. "A big thank you


Bee Will Be On Television


Riversprings Middle School
seventh grader Travor Waters
competed in the Big Bend
Regional Spelling Bee spon-
sored by the Tallahassee
Democrat Saturday, Feb. 25.
A Jackson County eighth
grader from Sneads won the
bee and will advance to the
national competition in May.
An eighth grader from Aucilla
Christian in Jefferson County
was the runner-up.
Eleven counties were rep-
resented at the WFSU studios
in Tallahassee. Waters won


the Wakulla district bee in
January to advance to the re-
gional competition.
Waters sailed through six
rounds before misspelling the
word repetition.
WFSU will broadcast the
spelling bee 10 times during
March including March 2,
March 3, March 6, March 7,
March 10, March 14, March 16,
March 20, March 25 and
March 30, Broadcast times
vary from 6 p.m. to as late as
9 p.m.


goes to the judges, Jennifer
Brooks of CES, Carol Belancsik
of WMS, Mina Sutton of RMS
and Kelly Tidwell of COAST,"
said art teacher Cassie Tucker
of WHS.

An opening reception will
be held at the center on
March 9 from 6 p.m. until 8
p.m. Everyone is invited to
attend.


"All famous artists were
once young beginning art-
ists," said Welcome Center
Director Bonnie Holub. "Who
knows, you could be looking
at one of the earliest works
from a future 'name' in the
world of contemporary Amer-
ican .art. You certainly don't.
want to miss that opportu-
nity. Come out and meet the,
artists and enjoy the show."


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School


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Scouts Racin'

Cub Scout Pack 33 drove their miniature
Pinewood Derby race cars down the track
at Medart Elementary School Saturday, Feb.
18. The scouts built and painted their rac-


Wakulla Professional &
Business Women's (WPBWA)
2006 scholarship applications
are now available at the fol-
lowing locations in Wakulla
County: Big Bend Workforce
Center, Ameris Bank (all
Wakulla County branches),

Honsted s,,

Honored ..
Heidi Taylor Honsted of
Marion County was recently
honored as the Rookie Teach-
er of the Year at Saddlewood
Elementary School where she
is a kindergarten teacher.
Heidi and her husband,
David, and two daughters,
live in Ocala where Courtney
is a fifth grader and Kaitlyn
is a second grader at Saddle-
wood.
Honsted and other teach-
ers from Marion County were
honored at a banquet in
Ocala Feb. 17. Honsted is a
1988 graduate of-Wakulla
High School and a 2002
graduate of Florida State Uni-
versity.
Honsted is the daughter of
Charles and Yvonne Taylor of
Crawfordville.

School Session
Will End
Wakulla County Schools
will reach the end of the fifth
six week session of school
Friday, March 31, which is
also an early release day. Stu-
dents will be on spring break
after they get out of school
March 31 and will not have
to return to the classrooms
until Monday, April 10.
Reports cards from the
fifth six weeks of school will
be issued on Friday, April 14.

School Lunch
Menus
March 6 March 10
ALL SCHOOLS
Monday: Milk, barbecue on
bun, baked beans, carrot sticks
w/dip, chocolate pudding w/
whipped topping.
Tuesday: Milk, hamburger
gravy, whipped potatoes, sea-
soned green beans, school
made roll, strawberry jello.
Wednesday: Milk, turkey &
noodles, tossed salad, corn-
bread, orange wedges.
Thursday: Milk, hotdog, tater
tots w/catsup, dill pickle spear,
banana.
Friday: Milk, chicken &
cheese wrap w/salsa, yellow
rice, mixed vegetables, apple
wedges.


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ing cars before placing them on the slanted
race track. They paid their entry fees by
donating canned food to the needy. First
through fifth graders competed and an adult
division was also included. The winners
have a chance to go on to regional and na-
tional competitions. David Damon is the
pack leader. (Photo by Lynda Kinsey)


Registration For Program Set


Wakulla County children
who will turn age 5 by Sept.
1 are eligible to apply for the
Voluntary Pre-K Program that
will be offered at no cost by
the Wakulla County School
District's Prekindergarten Pro-
gram at the Wakulla Educa-


tional Center.
The program will be of-
fered Monday through Thurs-
day May 25 to July 27. The
time period will include two
Friday on May 26 and June
1. Student hours each day are
8 a.m. until 4:10 p.m. and stu-


dents. who enroll will be re-
quired to attend the full num-
ber of days. Breakfast and
lunch will be provided. Trans-
portation may not be avail-
able.
Every child who attends
the summer program must be
registered and registration
will be held on Friday, March
10 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30
p.m. Parking will be available
in back of the school.
Parents must provide a
birth certificate; proof of
school physical within the
last year in Florida; immuni-
zation record form; Social Se-
curity card of the child; and
proof of residence such as a
utility bill, lease or something
that includes the parent's/
guardian's name and 911 ad-
dress.
For more information, call
the Pre-K office at 926-S111.


Sopchoppy Educational Cen-
ter, Wakulla Bank (all Wakulla
'County branches), Wakulla
County Health Department,
Wakulla County Public Li-
brary, Wakulla Educational
Center, Body-Tek Fitness Cen-
ter, Sopchoppy City Hall, and
the new Tallahassee Commu-
nity College Service Center in
Crawford\ ''lle. :Ji
The WPBVWA gives scholar-
ships annually to deserving
high school seniors and adult
learners. This year WPBWA is
happy to announce they will
be awarding four scholar-
ships of $2,000. Three will go
to graduating high school se-
niors, and one will go to an
adult learner.
The deadline for com-
pleted applications is April
26. The scholarships will be
awarded in May and will take
effect the fall semester of
2006, For more information,
call Michelle Snow at 926-
7627.


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A valued member of the
Wakulla High School family,
Penelope Bedell, reading
coach, is the February Teacher
of the Month. She has been
instrumental in getting the
high school students to "ride
a wave of success" as FCAT
preparation has transpired.
Bedell is known for her
enthusiasm and positive out-
look. Her genuine care and
concern is reflected in the
transformation of the school
lobby. With great excitement
she give credit, to her col-
leagues at WHS for "pulling
together and working as a
cooperative team on behalf of
the students. The positive
momentum continues to
build as FCAT approaches."
Wakulla High School was
fortunate to snag this ener-
getic teacher in 2001. Prior to
arriving at WHS, Bedell was
an English teacher in Monroe
County, FL, Knox County, ME
and the Virgin Islands, She
spent her formative years in
California and has three chil-
dren.
Half-jokingly she told a
story about keeping a sleep-
ing bag under her desk since
she spends so much time at
school.. Bendell works closely.
with the Panhandle Area Edu-
cation Consortium, the Con-
tinuous Improvement Model
team, and the Reading Lead-
ership Team. Furthermore,
her plans include starting a
Master's degree in Educa-
tional Leadership this year.
WHS Principal Randy New-
land said, "Penny Bedell is
such a joy to be around; she
is positive and up-beat. Her
enthusiasm quickly spreads
to others in her presence. She
was very popular with stu-
dents when she taught En-
glish, and she is held in high
regard by our faculty mem-
bers in her new role as read-
ing coach.


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Penny Bedell
"Perry has accepted this
significant challenge in be-
coming Wakulla High School's
first reading coach with a
determined attitude that our
students will absolutely show
improved reading achieve-
ment levels. Her creative tal-
ents are being put to good
use; she is truly one of our
most highly valued teachers."
Penny Bedell wraps up her
philosophy in one phrase,
"Success will be ours!"
At Wakulla High School,
where Eva Burt is a food ser-
vice employee, she begins
each day early cooking and
sets the tone with a positive
attitude. Burt began working
for the school district in 2001
and is the February 2006
Employee of the Month.
Fortunately, her experi-
ence as a deli and bakery
worker at Winn-Dixie has
been transferred to her duties
in the kitchen. She has work-
ed with the community as a
fundraiser for Relay for Life
and serves as a member of
the American School Nutri-
tion Association and Wak-
ulla County School Food As-.
sociationl". i i.i noijwj


Eva Burt


Burt is flexible and re-
sourceful as well. One day,
she said, while making pizza
crust, she realized the dough
was missing an ingredient.
Even though she just wanted
to sit down and cry, she was
quick on her feet and decided
to make garlic and cheese
bread sticks, which sold like
wildfire on the ala-cart line.
Food Service Coordinator
Gail Mathers, said, "Mrs.
Burt's positive attitude and
outstanding work ethic are a
real plus in a fast paced
lunchroom\ filled with teen-
agers. In addition to doing an
excellent job with food prepa-
ration, she also excels at
cashiering sand maintaining
the student lunch account
information in the computer
system.
"She is a dependable, loyal
employee and a true team
player who relates well to her
co-workers, the school and
staff as well as the students.
We are delighted to have her
as a part 6f the School Food
Service program and appreci-
ate her commitment to the
school system and the stu-
dents who she serves."


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Sports


. Baseball Team Off To Fast Start


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RMS Bears Players, Coach Anderson Accept Check From Lentz, Geiger


Capital City Bank Helps RMS


Capital City Bank recently
awarded a $1,500 grant to
Riversprings Middle School
to be used for sod and fenc-
ing at the new RMS baseball
field.
Capital City Bank Group
Foundation is a nonprofit or-


ganization designed to build
strong communities by en-
hancing the quality of life in
communities where Capital
City Bank does business.
Capital City opened its
newest office in Crawfordville


in December. RMS Coach
Keith Anderson accepted the
grant from John Lentz and
Amy Geiger. Players Mark
Price, Robbie Coles, Brock
Glover and Blake Shifflett
also attended the presenta-
tion.


Tennis Teams Continue Play


The Wakulla War Eagle
tennis team improved to 2-0
on the campaign after a 7-0
win over Taylor County Feb.
21 in Medart. The Lady War
Eagles fell to 1-1 on the sea-
son after dropping a 7-0
match to Panama City Bay
Feb. 22 in Medart.
The Taylor County match
was originally scheduled to
be played against the girls
team. Coach Dave Price shift-
ed the girls match to March
6 piwhich is the day the boys
team was scheduled to play
the Bulldogs.
Coach Price said the War
Eagles are stronger this year.
Ben Hudson won his first


seeded singles match 8-1
while second seeded Tyler
Price won 8-0. Third seeded
Woody Harvey won 8-1 and
fourth seeded Clint Kyle won
8-0. Fifth seeded Jonathan
Johnson won 8-1.
The first seeded doubles
team of Hudson and Price
won 8-1 and the second
seeded doubles team of Har-
vey and Kyle won 8-1.
Price said Bay High offered
Wakulla some tough compe-
tition,,which .will makg the
team stronger for the district
tournament' and a',potertial
state tournament berth.
The coach said his girls
had some close points but
failed to win a match. Mary


Mounts played the first seed-
ed singles match while Char-
lotte Varney was the second
seeded player.
Third seeded Ashley Lee
lost as did fourth seeded Jes-
sica McBride. Fifth seeded
Nina Reich lost but Price said
Reich won the. deciding match
against Florida High when the
Wakulla girls won on Feb. 16.
The WHS boys played
Godby Feb. 27 and the girls
played Godby Feb. 28. The
,'boys travel to Madison Coun-
ty March 2 to play the Cow-
fboyS On March '. the girls
-will 'travel to Panama City
Beach Arnold and the boys
will play the Leon Junior Var-
sity squad in Medart.


Coach Shannon Smith, Coach Keith Anderson And The Bears


Bears Open Season With Win


The Riversprings Middle
School baseball team opened
its 2005 season with a win
over Wakulla Middle School
14-1 in five innings. Mark
Price was the winning pitcher
scattering three hits over four
innings.
Casey Eddinger pitched
the final inning in relief, shut-
ting down the Wildcats in the
fifth frame. Price and Edd-
inger each had two hits for
the Bears. Conner Smith had
a hit and three RBIs while Tre
McCullough hit a two run
homerun. Jordan Miller led'
the Wildcat offense with two
hits.
The Bears roster includes
Justin Pichard, McCullough,
Price, Eddinger, Austin Lentz,
Smith, Skyler Kreps, Shay
Barwick, Nick Morgan, Glover,
Brandon Crisp, Robby Coles,
Jordan Montague, Josh Coll-
ins, Tylor Hudson and Blake
Shifflett The Bears are coached
by Keith Anderson and Shan-
non Smith.
The Bears will be playing
home games on campus on
their newly renovated field.


North'Florida Christian will
come to RMS March 3 at 4
p.m. Wakulla Middle School
will visit March 9. Maclay will
come to RMS March 14 while


Florida High will visit March
16. Suwannee County and
Taylor County will come to
town March 23 and March 27
respectively.


Soccer Fundraiser Slated


An alumni and Wakulla
High School soccer player
fundraiser will be held to ben-
efit the Brian Parsons Memo-
rial Scholarship Fund and
help WHS soccer players with
scholarship money later in

Junior Golfers

Are Needed
Registration for the 20th
Wakulla County Junior Golf
Program will be held Satur-
day, March 4 from 3 p.m. un-
til 4 p.m. and the first prac-
tice session will be held from
4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The pro-
gram continues for four Sat-
urdays.
The fee is $40 per player
and registration will be held
at the driving range. For more
information, call Broward
Sapp at 926-5283.


the year.
The game will be held Sat-
urday, March 11 from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at Reynolds Sta-
dium. Admission is free. Do-
nations will be accepted and
lunch and concessions will be
on sale.
A combination of male and
female alumni players will
battle members of the War
Eagle and Lady War Eagle
teams. Alumni players who
plan to take part in the event
are asked to contact Bobbie'
Jo Crouch at 926-7125 so she
will know'if there are enough
players to field teams.


The Wakulla War Eagle
baseball team continued its
early season success by win-
ning two of three games last
week. The only loss of the
season came against Tallahas'-
see Lincoln by one run.
Wakulla lost to Lincoln 8-
7 before defeating Liberty
County 6-5 and Tallahassee
Rickards 11-1. Wakulla im-
proved to 4-1 overall and 1-0
in district games,
Wakulla led 4-1 early a-
gainst Lincoln before Lincoln
scored three runs in the third
inning and another four. in
the sixth to take a comfort-
able 8-4 lead. Wakulla made
the game close with three
runs in the top of the seventh
inning.
Andy Perez started the
game and gave up four un-
earned runs. Kevin Langston
pitched two innings of relief
and did not give up a run.
Kyle Marks pitched one in-
ning and gave up four earned
runs and six hits to take the
loss.
Wakulla generated offense
through seven hits and sev-
eral Lincoln walks. Melvin
Wright had a double and two
RBIs while Perez had a hit and
an RBI. Kyle Zarate was 1-1
with three runs scored, three
walks and two stolen bases.
Andrew Mellow and Cam-
eron Graves each had a hit.
Kyle Marks had a hit, a run
scored and an RBI. Victor Por-
ter had three walks. Justin
Posey had a hit and an RBI.
Wakulla used a five run
sixth inning to erase a 5-1
deficit on the way to a 6-5 vic-
tory against Liberty. Cory
Eddinger pitched three in-
nings and gave up one earned
run. Casey Brown pitched two
innings and gave up four
earned runs. Kevin Langston
pitched one inning and picked
up the win while Andy Perez
pitched the final inning for
the save. Langston and Perez
did not give up.any runs and
Perez had two strikeouts.
Coach Mike Gauger said
Liberty County had good
pitching that kept the War
Eagles in check until the sixth
inning.
Tanner Jones had two hits
and scored a run while Cam-
eron Graves had a double and
started the winning rally.
Zarate had a hit, a run scored
and an RBI. Marks had two
hits and two RBIs while An-i
drew Mellow had a hit, a sto-
len base and a run scored.

Soccer

Teams Will

Be Formed
The Gulf United Soccer
League is forming local and
traveling teams in Wakulla
County. Practices will be held
at Wakulla High School on
Tuesday and Thursday eve-
nings with games and tour-
naments held on weekends.
The program promotes the
development of soccer play-
ers through weekly practices
and tournaments. Coach
Danilo Percy Barriga has
coached soccer since 1984.
Most recently Coach Barriga
has been coaching age 12 and
under and age 14 and under
teams. He also coached the
Apalachicola High School soc-
cer team with his wife.
His coaching stops have
included a Jamaican profes-
sional team as well as teams
in Puerto Rico, Haiti and at
St. Thomas University. He
played professionally in his
native Peru. He holds FIFA
certifications as a coach and
referee.
The league is open to boys
and girls age 12 to 17. An in-
formational meeting for play-
ers and parents will be held
at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2
in the WHS media center. For
more information, call 323-
0456 or 321-3582 or e-mail
danilo_barriga@yahoo.com.


Victor Porter had two runs
scored and an RBI.
Wakulla ended the Ric-
kards game in six innings due
to the 10 run mercy rule.
Melvin Wright pitched five
innings and gave up one un-
earned run. He had a walk
and four strikeouts. Stuart
Gilley finished the contest by
pitching the sixth inning.
Victor Porter had three
hits, scored two runs and had
an RBI. Marks had three runs
and scored two runs. Justin
Posey had a hit along with
Mellow. Tanner Jones was 2-
3 with two RBIs and a run
scored. Cory Eddinger was 1-


2 with an RBI and two runs
scored. Wright had two hits,
a run scored and two RBIs
and Cameron Graves had two
hits, three RBIs and a run
scored.
Wakulla hosted Thomas-
ville Brookwood earlier this
week and will play Panama
City Beach Arnold on the road
Friday, March 3. Tallahassee
Godby will come to Medart
March 7 and Maclay will host
Wakulla March 9. Rickards
will come to Medart for a
March 10 game. The Arnold,
Godby and Rickards games
are all district contests.


Lovestrand Raises

Average At Chipola


Freshman infielder and
former Wakulla Lady War
Eagle star Sara Lovestrand is
making her mark at Chipola
College in Marianna this year.
The Lady Indians are tied
with Gulf Coast Community
College for third place behind
Santa Fe Community College
and Brevard Community Col-
lege. The Indians are 13-2-1.
Lovestrand has 36 plate
appearances with 19 hits and
15 runs scored. She has four
doubles, four triples, five sto-
len bases and 15 RBIs, Her
batting average is .528.
Lovestrand is ranked first
in triples, third in runs scored,
third in RBIs, seventh in
doubles and 18th in stolen
bases.
Nationally, Chipola leads
the junior college ranks with
a team batting average of .380.
Lovestrand is ranked 10th


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Softball Gi
The Wakulla Lady War
Eagle softball team rebound-
ed from a slow start to win
four straight games last week
including three against dis-
trict opponents..
The victories followed two
losses against Tallahassee
opponents Chiles and Lin-
coln.
Wakulla pounded East
Gadsden 17-0 and 10-0 before
defeating Florida High 13-1
and Panama City Beach Ar-
nold 9-1.
Wakulla scored in every
inning except one against
East Gadsden in the two
games. Wakulla had a nine
run outburst in one game and
a five run outburst in the sec-
ond game.
Michelle Taylor pitched
three innings for the win in
the first game against East
Gadsden. Dana Roloff pitched
the final two innings. Both
pitchers had four strikeouts
while Taylor gave up four hits
and a walk.
Briana Fordham pitched
the second game against East
Gadsden and gave up two hits
and a walk while striking out
seven in three innings. Roloff
pitched two innings and had
five strikeouts.
Roloff was 3-3 with two
runs scored and a double at
the plate. Fordham had two
hits including a triple, and an
RBI and scored three runs.
Hannah Lovestrand was 2-3
with a triple, two runs scored
and two RBIs. Turelle Farmer
was 2-3 with two runs scored
and Kaitlyn Gallamore was 2-
4 with two RBIs and a run
scored.
Farmer had a double, three
RBIs and a run scored in the
second game. Larissa Mayne
had a hit and two RBIs. Coach
Tom Graham said his hitters
took advantage of walks as
one Lady Jaguar hurler walked
12 WHS batters before a pitch-
ing change occurred.
Roloff won the Arnold
game with seven innings of
pitching. She gave up two hits
and two walks while striking
out six. Wakulla broke open
a close game with eight runs
in the fifth inning and three.--
more in the seventh.
Farmer was 3-4 with two
runs scored and five RBIs.
Ashley Delong was 2-3 with
two RBIs and two runs scored.
Fordham added two hits and
Roloff had two hits and an
RBI, Mayne had three walks
and scored three runs. Arata
Coles had two runs scored.

Wrestlers Take
Home Awards
Middle school level wres-
tlers from Team Wakulla took
part in the Tri-State Wrestling
Championships at Jackson-
ville Bolles Saturday, Feb. 25.
Competitors from Florida,
Georgia and Alabama took
part in the event.
Travis McCullough placed
first at 173 and 162 pounds
while Skyler Kreps won the
132 pound class. Tre Mc-
Cullough won the 114 pound
class to run his record to 36-2
on the year. Jarrod Ward
placed second at 191 while
Scotty Varner and Dylan Hill
both placed third. Cole Woof-
ter and Tyler Kreps both
placed fourth.
The team will travel to Fort
Lauderdale Saturday, March
18 for the state champion-
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as the coach.

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Page 12-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006


Outdoors


I was out of town this past
weekend and from all reports
;I didn't miss anything. Ac-
cording to everybody who I
talked to, nobody fished be-
.cause of the wind and pre-
dicted rain. Wednesday is
;probably somebody's birth-
day, so happy birthday. It's
also the opening of trout sea-
,son again and hopefully the
beginning of a good spring.
Scott said Randy Troiisdell
:and Otto Hough went out
..one day last week trolling in
.about 30 feet of water and
came in with two nice grou-
per. They were using Rapala
C-D 18's. Bobby Skipper fished
"a creek west of the Aucilla
,and caught a 26 inch red us-
*ing live shrimp. Scott did say
,on nice warm sunny days
trout are being caught on the
flats at the Econfina.
, Mike Hopkins said some
trout are being caught off the
:docks around Lanark with
,live shrimp and reds are still
:being caught. Sheepshead are
'also being caught around the
,docks on the high water.
'Trolling offshore and bottom
fishing out deeper are still
:good if you can get out.
; JR said that Friday morn-
ing before last he went out
,in his airboat looking for
mullet and when he rounded
;the corner there must have
been about 5,000 trout on the
'flats just off the mouth of the
:creek. He went back to get his
skiff and went out that after-
noon. He said if he caught
one trout, he caught 100. For
Three hours he caught or
Shocked a trout on every cast.
If the season was open, he
said, he would have had his
limit the first five casts. He
was going back this after-
noon and try them again.
This isn't about fishing but
shows how lucky we were
here. Last week I was in New
Orleans for a conference I go
to every year and we had a
great time in downtown New
,rleans and ate some great
food. I went over in January
and flev into the airport.


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Driving to New Orleans you
saw very little damage.
Driving in from Tallahas-

Many Rule

Are Approv
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC's) first meeting of
2006 convened under the new
chairman, Rodney Barreto,
and vice chairman, David K.
Meehan, Feb. 1 in Gainesville.
It adjourned Thursday after
commissioners approved nu-
merous revisions to Florida's
hunting and fishing rules.
One of the new rules cre-
ated a crossbow-only hunt-
ing season for private lands
to run five days in the South
and Central zones and seven
days in the Northwest Zone.
It also allows hunters to use
crossbows on private lands
during statewide muzzle-
loading gun seasons and the
Northwest Zone's 11 day ar-
chery/muzzleloading gun
season.
Other hunting-related new
rules simplify the quota hunt
application process and ac-
commodate non-hunting
family members who accom-
pany hunters on wildlife
management areas during
quota hunts.
In addition, new rules
broaden wild hog hunting
opportunities on numerous
wildlife management areas
and expand the annual state-
wide alligator harvest season
from five weeks to 10 weeks.
Commissioners also ap-
proved a new statewide snow
goose hunting season and
moved the canvasback duck
hunting season to the last 30


Forest Service Plans

To Thin Pine Trees


SThe Apalachicola National
Forest is proposing several
actions in the Harvey Mill
Analysis Area of the Wakulla
Ranger District in Leon Coun-
ty. The involved compart-
ments include 202, 203, 204,
205, 214, 215, 216 and 230.
The proposed actions in-
clude improving red-cock-
aded woodpecker habitat by
thinning approximately 1,232
acres of pine plantation, eco-
system restoration of 60 acres
by clear cutting slash pine,
supplementing ground cover
and replanting to longleaf
pine.
Federal officials will thin
nature slash pines and re-
duce tree densities. Actions
connected to the proposed
timber harvest include site
preparation for tree planting
using the herbicide hex-
azinone, planting wire grass
:plugs, planting longleaf pine
i'seedlings, using and main-
:taining 46 miles of forest
:roads and the closing of 1.2
Cruise And
IDinner Slated
' Wakulla Springs State Park
-will offer an evening cruise
and dinner Saturday, March
1'4 at 5:30 p.m. With spring ar-,
;,riving in Florida, visitors are
invited to take an evening
cruise down the Wakulla
;'River followed by a dinner in
,.the historic Wakulla Springs
''Lodge.
S'The cost is $28 per person
Sand reservations are required.
!iFor more information or res-
Servations, call 224-5950.


miles of non-system roads by
planting them with native
trees and grasses.
All of the proposed action
will occur during the next five
to seven years. The Forest
Service is seeking comment
on the projects which may be
made by sending them to
District Ranger, P.O. Box 579,
Bristol, FL 32321, by tele-
phone at (850) 643-2282, or by
fax at (850) 643-2284.
Comments may also be
sent electronically to com-
ments-southern-florida-apa
lachicola@fs.fed.us.


see was a different story.
Most of the area that you
could see from 1-10 looked

Changes

ed By FWC


days of waterfowl hunting
season.
In addition, they adopted
new rules for various wildlife
management areas and estab-
lished a definition for mea-
suring total length of fresh-
water fish.
Concerning nuisance wild-
life trappers, commissioners
voted to replace permit re-
quirements with a trapper
registration requirement and
allow airport workers to take
wild turkeys from airport
property when aircraft safety
is threatened.
Also, commissioners passed
revised freshwater fishing
rules for various waters, es-
tablished a permit require-
ment for commercial harvest
of freshwater eels and voted
to prohibit taking alligator gar
without a permit.
Regarding marine fisher-
ies' issues, the commission
approved a rule to protect 13
species of sharks by adding
them to a newly named "pro-
hibited species" list. This list
currently protects nine spe-'
cies of sharks, rays and saw-
fish, and the FWC is adding
the Atlantic angel shark, big-
eye sixgill shark, bigeye
thresher shark, bignose shark,
Caribbean reef shark, dusky
shark, Galapagos shark, long-
fin mako shark, narrowtooth
shark, night shark, sevengill
shark, sixgill shark and small-
tail shark to the list. This rule
takes effect in March.
Commissioners also agreed
with special fishing regula-
tions developed by the Na-
tional Park Service for Dry
Tortugas National Park, in-
cluding establishment of a 46
square nautical mile Research
Natural Area in the park
where fishing, spearing and
anchoring will be prohibited.
The park regulations also
specify allowable fishing gear
and other management pro-
visions where fishing is per-
mitted in the park.
The FWC also approved
resolutions, calling for federal
assistance for Florida's com-
mercial marine fisheries,
which were devastated by re-
cent hurricanes, and calling
for a stronger role in multi-
state fisheries councils that
establish rules that affect
Florida.


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like there had been a plague.
There were very few people
and thousands of abandoned
homes and buildings. Most
of the new car dealerships
along I-10 had reopened and
one of them had about 100
new cars that had flooded
sitting in a field.
On Sunday we were going
down to Venice, LA to fish
but, due to the wind, decided
not to go. Driving down
there, it looked like a war
zone. Almost every structure
for 25 miles had been de-
stroyed or had major damage.
Thousands of cars and trucks
were just sitting where they
were flooded. There was
trash up in the trees, boats
in the woods and very little
sign of life.
The few people who were
living down there were stay-
ing in the FEMA trailers and
using generators.
If you saw Shell Point right
after Dennis, that's what that
area still looks like. I don't
know how long it will take
to clean up but I imagine it's
going to take quite a few
years. Even as bad as it was,
the fellow from New Orleans
who we were with said Mis-
sissippi was worse.
Remember to leave that
float plan and be careful out
there. Good luck and good
fishing

Munson Hills

Bike Trail

Is Closed
The Munson Hills Bike
Trail in the Apalachicola Na-
tional Forest will be tempo-
rarily closed for about two
weeks. This popular moun-
tain bike trail is located in the
northeast corner of the for-
est near Woodville. Forest
managers are closing the trail
to ensure public safety dur-
ing an ongoing timber sale.
Riders should watch for
signs posted at the trailhead
'and at the St. Marks Bike
Trailhead to indicate when
the trail is closed. The exact
date of the closure was not
known but it was expected
before the end of February.
Timber sales are done to
accomplish a variety of objec-
tives from wildlife habitat
enhancement to forest fire
prevention. The timber sale
will improve forest health
and provide a more enjoyable
experience for riders when
the trail reopens.
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2 Hrs., 38 Min.
2 Hrs., 31 Min.
2 Hrs., 3 Min.
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St. Marks River Entrance
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.4 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.6 ft.
Mar 2, 06 3:34 AM 9:29 AM 3:27 PM 10:04 PM
Fri 3.1 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.5 ft.
Mar 3, 06 4:23 AM 9:55 AM 3:49 PM 10:50 PM
Sat 2.6 ft. 1.1 ft. 3.5 ft.. -0.4 ft.
Mar4,06 5:15AM 10:16AM 4:11 PM 11:43PM
Sun 2.2 ft. 1.4 ft. 3.4 ft.
Mar 5, 06 6:19AM 10:35AM 4:35PM
Mon -0.1 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.2 ft.
Mar 6, 06 12:51 AM 7:58 AM 10:46 AM 5:02 PM
Tue 0.1 ft. 2.8 ft.
Mar 7, 06 2:29 AM 5:41 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 8, 06 4:14 AM 7:47 PM

Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.6 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.4 ft.
Mar2,06 3:26AM 9:40 AM 3:19PM 10:15PM
Fri 2.3 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.4 ft.
Mar3,06 4:15AM 10:06AM 3:41 PM 11:01 PM
Sat 2.0 ft. 0.8 ft. 2.6 ft. -0.3 ft.
Mar 4, 06 5:07 AM 10:27AM 4:03 PM 11:54PM
Sun 1.6 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 5, 06 6:11 AM 10:46AM 4:27PM
Mon -0.1 ft. 1.4 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.4 ft.
Mar 6, 06 1:02 AM 7:50 AM 10:57 AM 4:54 PM
Tue 0.1 ft. 2.1 ft.
Mar 7, 06 2:40 AM 5:33 PM
Wed 0.1. ft. 1.9 ft.
Mar 8, 06 4:25 AM 7:39 PM


City of St. Marks
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.2 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.5 ft.
Mar2,06 4:10 AM 10:33AM 4:03 PM 11:08PM
Fri 2.9 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.5 ft.
Mar3, 06 4:59 AM 10:59AM 4:25PM 11:54PM
Sat 2.4 ft. 1.0 ft. 3.3 ft.
Mar 4, 06 5:51 AM 11:20AM 4:47 PM
Sun -0.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.1 ft.
Mar 5,06 12:47AM 6:55AM 11:39AM 5:11 PM
Mon -0.1 ft. 1.7 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.9 ft.
Mar 6, 06 1:55 AM 8:34 AM 11:50 AM 5:38 PM
Tue 0.1 ft. 2.6 ft.
Mar 7, 06 3:33AM 6:17 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar 8, 06 5:18 AM 8:23 PM

St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.7 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.8 ft. -0.6 ft.
Mar2,06 3:18AM 9:08 AM 3:11 PM 9:43PM
Fri 2.4 ft. 0.6 ft. 2.8 ft. -0.5 ft.
Mar 3, 06 4:07 AM 9:34 AM 3:33 PM 10:29 PM
Sat 2.0 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.3 ft.
Mar 4, 06 4:59 AM 9:55 AM 3:55 PM 11:22PM
Sun 1.7 ft. 1.4 ft. 2.6 ft.
Mar5,06 6:03AM 10:14AM 4:19PM
Mon -0.1 ft. 1.4 ft. 1.7 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 6, 06 12:30 AM 7:42 AM 10:25 AM 4:46 PM
Tue 0.1 ft. 2.2 ft.
Mar 7, 06 2:08 AM 5:25 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.0 ft.
Mar 8, 06 3:53 AM 7:31 PM


Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
1:10 am 2:05 am 3:00 am 4:00 am 5:00 am 5:50 am 6:40 am
1:35 pm 2:30 pm 3:25 pm 4:25 pm 5:25 pm 6:15 pm 7:05 pm

7:20 am 8:15 am 9:10 am 10:10 am 11:10 am 12:30 am
7:50 pm 8:40 pm 9:40 pm 10:40 pm 11:35 pm 12:00 pm 1:00 pm


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Moon rise
Moon set
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Shell Point, Spring Creek
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.5 ft. 0.2 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.6 ft.
Mar2,06 3:31 AM 9:26 AM 3:24 PM 10:01 PM
Fri 3.1 ft. 0.7 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.6 ft.
Mar 3, 06 4:20 AM 9:52 AM 3:46 PM 10:47 PM
Sat 2.7 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.4 ft.
Mar4,06 5:12AM 10:13AM 4:08PM 11:40PM
Sun 2.2 ft. 1.5 ft. 3.4 ft.
Mar5,06 6:16AM 10:32AM 4:32PM
Mon -0.1 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.8 ft. 3.2 ft.
Mar 6, 06 12:48 AM 7:55 AM 10:43AM 4:59 PM
Tue 0.1 ft. 2.9 ft.
Mar 7,06 2:26 AM 5:38 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.6 ft.
Mar 8, 06 4:11 AM 7:44 PM

Dog Island West End
Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.4 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.0 ft.
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COAST GUARD


AUXILIARY REPORTS

By Sherrie Alverson


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It has been an interesting
week for both Flotilla 12 at
St. Marks and Flotilla 13 at
Shell Point. The following is
Jim. McGill's account of the
rescue that Flotilla 13's mem-
bers were involved in, not as
auxiliarists, but as Good Sa-
maritans.

At about 4:30 Saturday af-
ternoon, Flotilla 13 received
a phone call concerning a
vessel (R&R) in distress. The
weather was cool with visibil-
ity of about half a mile due
to fog. A crew (Jim McGill,
Bob Morgan and Ron Pias-
ecki) was contacted and Ron
Piasecki put his boat into the
water. We left the dock and
were underway about 5 p.m.
John Edrington provided
land support for the mission.
By the time we got to the
GPS coordinates that the cap-
tain of the 27 foot Sportscraft
had provided, visibility had
dropped to about a 10th of a
mile. We did not see the ves-
sel immediately, but after a
few minutes we spotted a
vague white shape in the
cloud of fog. The seas were
running at about two feet and
we had to maneuver along
side of the vessel. The cap-
tain'thought he might have
a gas problem, so we passed
a five gallon gas can and a
funnel over to him. This did
.not solve the problem so we
had to take the vessel under
tow.
Aboard the vessel were
Roy Parrish, Ed Rhoden,
Roger Krier and his daughter,
Leah. The Kriers are from
Kansas and had just spent a
week in what they thought


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the dock and the folks
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lived to find land ag
They said something abe
little dog named Toto
pending disasters.
The skipper, Roy Par
whom we have know
years, once again expre
his appreciation of the C
Guard Auxiliary with a
donation. Flotilla 13, in
is most grateful and
money will be used toN
our share of maintenan
the building.
Jim, in his report, v
ahead to remind our rea
that many boats were c
aged to some degree last
during the hurricane sea
Before taking your boat
for the first time this sp
remember to inspect it E
carefully. "We expect to
more problems this yea
cause of the excessive wea
last year," said Jim. (My
sonal comment I hop
is wrong.)

Carolyn Brown Tread
report of Flotilla 12 activ
follows.
This has been a busy v
for our flotilla. We atter


was going to be sunny Flor-
ida. Along the coast, we have
been fogged in for almost the
entire week. Even when the
sun came out in Tallahassee,
Shell Point was fogged in.
R&R is docked in the Vil-
lage at Shell Point and it had
suffered some damage dur-
ing Hurricane Dennis last
July. The owner had just com-
pleted work on the boat and
had taken his Kansas guests
out for a short boat ride. We
finally found our way back to


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Be Suban, Carolyn Treadon, Rick Yood, Dave Suban
Bev Suban, Carolyn Treadon, Rick Yood, Dave Suban


the annual boat show in Tal-
lahassee and set up a booth
with information for our lo-
cal boaters including federal
and state requirements and
proper life jackets. The show
ran from Friday through Sun-
day. Mark Rosen, Dave Suban,
Bev Suban, Chuck Hickman,
Bob Surdakowski, Dave Gutt-
man, Rick Yood, Harry Stacey,
Duane Treadon and Carolyn
Treadon staffed the booth.
We also were able to sign
Sup many boaters for the up-
coming ABC (America's Boat-
ing Coarse) class Flotilla 12
will be teaching this Satur-
*.. day, March 4. The class will
be held at the Amtrac station
on Railroad Avenue from 8:45
from a.m. until 5 p.m. Anyone in-
y re- terested in taking the class
gain. should contact Bev Suban at
out a 850-942-2017.
and Also on Saturday, Flotilla
12 will hold its monthly
rrish, meeting at the volunteer fire
n for station in St. Marks, begin-
.ssed ning at 6:30 p.m. Members
:oast are urged to attend as this
nice will be a very important
turn, meeting.
the Our Flotilla Commander,
ward Tim Ashley, attended the Flo-
ce of tilla Commander's Academy
this weekend. He has brought


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our flotilla continue to assist
the boaters in our area.

Reminder to all area aux-
iliarists: Division 1 winter
conference will be March 18
and 19 at the Holiday Inn Sun-
spree Resort at Fort Walton
Beach. It will be a very infor-
mative session and all local
auxiliarists should attend if at
all possible. Saturday will be
devoted primarily to member
training, and that night, of
course, will be the awards
banquet.
According to the latest


word I received from a reli-
able source, Dallas Cochrari,
our Division Captain, at-
tended the district confer-
ence in Corpus Christi, TX
last week and received many,
many awards for Division 1
members to be presented at
the division's awards ban-
quet. If the honored aum-
iliarist is present, the award
will be presented personally.
Otherwise, it will be given to
the appropriate Flotilla Com-
mander to be presented at
their next flotilla meeting.
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Business


Winn-Dixie Plans A Grand Reopening Mackensapp To Use


Crawfordville and Wakulla
County residents will cel-
ebrate the completely reno-
vated and redesigned Craw-
fordville Winn-Dixie store
during a special "grand re-
opening" celebration Wed-
nesday, March 8.
Residents are invited to a
ribbon cutting ceremony at 1
p.m. hosted by Wakulla Coun-
ty dignitaries and Winn-Dixie
representatives to officially
re-open the store. A compli-
mentary gourmet hot dog
lunch prepared by Winn-
Dixie's Corporate Chef Rob-
ert Tulko will follow the cer-
emony.
Attending the event will
be Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie
president and CEO; Maurice
Burgess, Crawfordville Winn-
Dixie store director; Wakulla
County Chamber of Com-
merce representatives and
members; Wakulla County
dignitaries and residents;
Chef Tulko; and Winn-Dixie
representatives and associ-
ates.


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Palm Trees Have Been Planted In The Parking Area


During the event dona-
tions will be presented to the
Wakulla County Senior Citi-
zens Center and Citizens for
Humane Animal Treatment
(CHAT).


Dixie store recently com-
pleted extensive renovations,
including: a new sandwich
shop for custom-made, fresh
Sandwiches; a new custom
meat service counter; an ex-


panded organic and kosher
The Crawfordville Winn- food section; an upgraded


produce department; a new
full-service coffee shop with
soda fountain; an expanded
pharmacy and new wellness
station; a new seasonal gift
and promotional section; and
a newly landscaped parking
lot.


BellSouth Opens Doors To New Facility


The Real Yellow Pages
from BellSouth, which brought
the southeast's leading print
and Internet Yellow Pages
directory to Tallahassee for
2006, opened its new' office
with a ribbon cutting on
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1966
Commonwealth Lane in Tal-
lahassee. Members of the
Wakulla County Chamber of
Commerce helped BellSouth
officials cut the ribbon.
BellSouth is currently in its
inaugural sales campaign in
the Wakulla County and Tal-
lahassee market. This direc-
tory follows Fort Walton
Beach-Destin as the newest
BellSouth directory in Florida,
joining more than 500 edi.
tions the company has across
the Southeast.
The first Tallahassee and
Wakulla County directory,
which will include listings for
Leon, Wakulla, Franklin,
Gadsden and Jefferson coun-
ties, will begin delivery in
July, with more than 50,000
copies. The distribution will
make The Real Yellow Pages
the largest in the Tallahassee
market.
In addition to the print
directory, area businesses
have the benefit of advertis-
ing in the nation's leading
Internet Yellow Pages, YELLOW
PAGES. COMIFM from BellSouth.
The YELLOW PAGES.COM net-
work brings approximately 90
million monthly searches
from consumers looking for
local businesses and cur-
rently has 49 percent of the
traffic nationwide.
"Wakulla County, Tallahas-
see and the surrounding area
are seeing tremendous busi-
ness and residential growth.
Our research uncovered the
need for a more complete
portfolio of yellow pages
products in the market, and
BellSouth.is proud to fill this
need by bringing The Real
Yellow Pages and YELLOW
PAGES.COM to the Wakulla
County and Tallahassee area,"
said Gail Wynne, regional
sales manager for BellSouth
Advertising & Publishing..
The Real Yellow Pages has
two sales representatives
dedicated to serving the
Wakulla County area. Lamar
Durden and Trey Lynch will
be serving businesses in


New Construction Ideas


Larry Sapp of LDS Con-
struction, Joe McKenzie and
ERA Community Realty bro-
ker and owner Bob Teel hope
they have the answer to sur-
viving the growing number of
hurricanes visiting the Big
Bend of Florida.
Sapp and McKenzie are
building Mackensap Landing
in Sopchoppy, a small devel-
opment that will take advan-
tage of a different approach
to building. The project has
broken ground in the commu-
nity Teel calls, "the River City
of Wakulla County."
"Using, a revolutionary in-
tegrated building technology
call NUDURA instead of tra-
ditional stick framing, LDS
Construction has introduced
this new style to the Wakulla
building industry," said Teel.
The building techniques
will address not only hurri-
cane winds, but skyrocketing
energy costs and increasing
insurance premiums.
"What makes LDS Ready
Homes stronger than typical
homes is that their walls are
made with a new technique
called Insulated Concrete
Forms," Teel noted. Six inches
of concrete form the middle
of the walls while the exte-
rior is lined with polystyrene
insulation on both sides.
"Introducing this new
product to Wakulla's historic
River City has been a big
dream of mine," said Mc-
Kenzie, a Sopchoppy native.
"We just felt this was the per-
fect place for new homes that
resonate to buyers looking for
indestructible units in a
coastal community with great
energy savings, especially
couples on a fixed income."

Doug Young, agent of ERA
Community Realty and se-


tors to the electrical system,
indestructible walls and all
situated in a quiet lifestyle
community," said Young. "We
feel the project and building
product will reintroduce
Wakulla's population to our
own quiet River City with all
the infrastructure already in
place such as paved roads,
city water, a community cen-
ter and small downtown com-
mercial district."
Young estimated energy
and insurance savings at ap-
proximately 60 percent. The
six homes will be built on a
tract fronting on U.S. Highway
319, Summer Street, the unde-
veloped Winter Street and the
old G. F. & A. Railroad.
The development is one
mile from- Sopchoppy City
Park, three miles from Och-
lockonee River State Park, 10
miles from St. Teresa and
minutes from downtown
Sopchoppy.
The three bedroom, two
bath homes will be 1,450 to
1,600 square feet in size with
hurricane impact windows
and fiberglass doors.
Teel said real estate cus-
tomers are requesting prop-
erty near the coast but not
right on the water after suf-
fering storm damage from
recent hurricane seasons.
The homes will sell in the
$190,000 to $200,000 range in
Sopchoppy and additional
developments are possible if
Mackensap Landing is a suc-
cess, said Teel.
Teel concluded that he
does not see a slow down of
residential development in
Tallahassee or Wakulla Coun-
ty. He operates his real estate
business with 45 agents on
U.S. Highway 319 in Craw-
fordville and in Killearn Es-
tates in Leon County.


lectted riaketinig c dnstiltanti.
said."'lt's siniple math." o 0 :
"Think about-a new home eedom O (he pess
with low maintenance, low Jg )youit i teedom
energy cost, built-in genera-


Wakulla Chamber Members, BellSouth Officials Cut Ribbon At New Office

Wakulla Chamber Members, BellSouth Officials Cut Ribbon At New Office


Wakulla County and ensuring
they receive the best value in
yellow pages advertising.
In addition to the standard
size, smaller handy version
and YELLOWPAGES.COM,
The Real Yellow Pages Talla-


hassee edition will available
cover-to-cover on CD-ROM
and on the Internet at www.
realpageslive.com.

The front section of the
directory includes the award


winning community informa-
tion pages with special sec-
tions devoted to information
on local schools and govern-
ment offices, public transpor-
tation, area sports, area mu-
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a six part Professional Banker
Certification Program to the
employees of Wakulla Bank.
The six part series will in-
clude the following modules:
customer service geared to
the banking industry; intro-
duction to banking; security
and fraud, taught by the
Wakulla County Sheriff's De-
partment Financial/Com-
puter Crimes Unit; banking
math; account ownership;
and the certification exam.
Workforce Plus received
the Florida's BEST Grant from
Workforce Florida, Inc. to pro-
vide a bank credentialing
component to various banks
in the Wakulla, Gadsden, and
Leon County area. The goal
of this component is to train
new individuals in the field
of banking as well as increase
the knowledge base of those
already employed leading to
better employee retention.
"This is a great opportu-
nity for Wakulla County," said


attorney Bob Routa, chairman
of Workforce Plus. "At the
conclusion of this program,
each participant who success-
fully completes the series and
passes the exam will receive
a Professional Banker Certifi-
cate."
These modules are being
offered at no expense to
Wakulla Bank. There will be
four Friday morning meet-
ings that will be incorporated
in the regular bank's training
program.
"It is anticipated that 65
individuals will be taking.
part in the credentialing,"
stated Kimberly Moore, CEO
of Workforce Plus.
"We were excited about
incorporating this training
into the bank's program. The
first two programs have been
excellent," stated Susan Payne
Turner, of Wakulla Bank.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006-Page 15


Sprayfield
Continued from Page 1
a 30 day extension of the per-
mit response deadline from
DEP and asked Mowrey to
have paperwork ready to file
for a requested formal admin-
istrative hearing if necessary.
The county commission
has also agreed, in principle,
to a suggestion from Kessler
that Wakulla and City of Tal-
lahassee officials meet on a
quarterly basis to address is-
sues of mutual concern.
Commissioners were at-
tempting to walk a fine line
of protecting their due pro-
cess rights of being able to
challenge the DEP permit
while negotiating in good
faith to protect the springs.
"From what I gather, the
City of Tallahassee is working
very hard to address the con-
cerns and I don't want to con-
demni that," said Commis-
sioner Henry Vause.
"We need to protect our-
selves and Wakulla Springs,"
said Commissioner Kessler.
"We may choose at some
time to not go forward with
it (permit challenge), but we
need to put ourselves in a
position of protecting our
rights."
Jack Leppert, a member of'
the civic group the Friends of
Wakulla Springs, said his or-
ganization has been working
for two years to address pol-
lution threats to the water
quality at the state park. He


applauded the county efforts
to oppose the DEP permit
and added that the city may
not be agreeable to meeting
all of Wakulla's concerns.
Paul Johnson of the Save
Wakulla Springs Organization
said the effort to save the
springs may be coming too
late. "There is a lot that can
be done to improve water
quality," he said. "The (Talla-
hassee sewage treatment)
plant is 20 years old and we
have learned a lot in 20 years.
We've also learned that Wa-
kulla Springs is dying."
City of Tallahassee spokes-
person Michelle Bono said
city officials have the same
commitment to preserve
Wakulla Springs as Wakulla
County Commissioners do.
Bono said Tallahassee of-
ficials have initiated a $600,000
scientific study with the U.S.
Geological Survey to monitor
groundwater near the South-
east Farm. A report of the
monitoring will be available
by the end of the year. The
city also plans to remove
cattle from the sprayfields
and stop applying biosolids
as fertilizer by June.
The city has also installed
a $2 million biosolid dryer
that converts the material to
residential fertilizer. Officials
have committed $74 million
to upgrade the wastewater
treatment facilities in an ef-
fort to reduce the nutrients
in the wastewater by 30 per-
cent.


Bono said the city is con-
structing a $3 million ad-
vanced wastewater reuse fa-
cility with water from the
plant being earmarked for ir-
rigating Southwood's golf
course and for use watering
landscaping in the city. Sani-
tary sewer is also being ex-
tended to Killearn Lakes to
replace faulty septic tanks
where sewage overflows have
been reported.
Tallahassee commission-
ers hope to have the final
DEP permit issued by April 7.
"We know that you love this
area and we love it, too," she
said. "We want to work on a
regional solution."
"We want to work with all
of the stakeholders, including
Wakulla County, to address
these issues," said Tallahas-
see Water Utilities General
Manager Jim Oskowis. "We
have agreed to shorten the
length of the permit from five
to three years. We have com-
mitted well over $100 million
and we're working really hard
to reach the same goals."
A number of residents dis-
cussed the degradation of the
springs and the once crystal
clear water,
"We are seeing Wakulla
Springs die before our eyes,"
said Commissioner Kessler.
"Maybe DEP's standards are
not going to protect Wakulla
Springs, but we're not going
to let this happen under our
watch."


DOT To Host Hwy. 319 Meeting


SWakulla County residents
will have the opportunity to
give Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) offi-
cials and consultants working
on the four laning of U.S.
Highway 319 more input as
the project moves forward.
DOT officials are calling
the highway project from the
bridge at Lost Creek to East
Ivan Road in Crawfordville
"segment 3" of the massive
highway v.idening project. A..,
section 'of the project has
been completed in Leon
County from the old Four
Points intersection area to the
Highway 61 intersection. Seg-


ment 2 is the section of the
project from the Leon County
line south to East Ivan Road.
Residents are invited to
attend the meeting Thursday,
March 9 from 5 p.m. until 6:30
p.m. at the Wakulla County
Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice building.
The consultants, Hatch,
Mott, MacDonald, and engi-
neers, Post, Buckley, Schuh &
Jerniganr, are approximately,..
60 percent complete ith -thei
final design phase of segment
3, according to DOT Public
Information Director Tommie
Speights of the District 3 of-
fice.


Traffic Lights Will Be

Requested From DOT


Wakulla County Commis-
sioners hope to increase the
number of traffic lights in the
county by three in the com-
ing months if Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT)
officials agree to the request.
Commissioner Howard
Kessler asked board members
to support a proposal to add
a traffic light at the intersec-
tion of Highway 267 and
Highway 363 in Wakulla Sta-
tion.
Board members were so
enthusiastic about the idea
Feb. 21 that they have added
traffic light requests at the
intersection of U.S. Highway
98 and Highway 365 north of
Shell Point and U.S. Highway
98 and Highway 363 north of
St. Marks.
All three intersections
have been the site of fatal car
crashes and Kessler has en-
listed the assistance of the
Wakulla County Community
Traffic Safety Team (CTST).
Pat Jones, chairperson of
the CTST, said her committee
has identified the Highway
363 and Highway 267 intersec-
tion as unsafe. "The team re-
quested the Department of
Transportation to review this
area and consider installing
a traffic safety signal light,"
she said. "This was com-
pleted in 2004 and we were
told this area did not warrant
such a light. Bulll Bulll"
County officials submitted
a petition with 450 signatures
on it but state officials still
refused to change the caution
light to a traffic signal. CTST
officials asked the board to
become a team member in
the fight. "Hopefully, with the
involvement of the commis-
sioners in this area, it can be
made safer for all Wakulla
County citizens and those
passing through," Jones con-
cluded. Kessler added that
the Florida Highway Patrol
also supports the traffic sig-
nal request.


Wakulla County Adminis-
trator Parrish Barwick said his
office has sent two letters to
DOT requesting the traffic
signal. "I'll gladly send it to
them again," he said. The in-
tersection has not met the
"cookie cutter specifications
of DOT" in regards to traffic
volume and number of acci-
dents, Barwick stated.
Commissioner Ed Brimner
said the intersection was
poorly designed and the two
roads have created 12 traffic
accidents at the site in the
past two years. "There is a lot
of heavy truck traffic there,"
said Barwick. "They'll have to
redesign the whole intersec-
tion," added Commissioner
Brian Langston.
"The board needs to go on
record again supporting the
traffic light," said Kessler who
said a second petition from
residents has some 800 sig-
natures on it, "It's just a time
bomb waiting to happen."
"It is pure luck that some-
one has not been killed there
(recently) considering the
amount of truck traffic," said
Commissioner Ed Brimner.
Commissioners agreed to
send the DOT a new letter
and include all three intersec-
tions.


Consultants and state of-
ficials will have aerial maps
to show the route of the
project as well as other pro-
ject information on the ex-
pansion of the road from two
to four lanes. Residents can
ask questions about the
project and make comments
about the road work. A brief
synopsis of the project will be
given by consultants at 5:30
p.m. .
SSpeights said another pub-
lic input meeting will be held
on the four laning of U.S.
Highway 319, segment 3,
when the consultants reach
the 90 percent complete point
in the design phase.
Construction for the Craw-
fordville segment cannot pro-
ceed until the project is
funded. But prior to the con-
struction phase a right-of-way
acquisition phase must take
place.
Speights estimated that
the right-of-way and construc-
tion phases will take two to
three years each for a total of
five to six years once they are
funded which would put the
completion of the project
around 2012 if funding be-
comes available soon.
Speights added that con-
sultants had hoped to com-
bine the March 9 public meet-
ing on the Crawfordville seg-
ment with early design work
on the final segment of the
project from the bridge at
Lost Creek to U.S. Highway 98
in Medart. But the timing of
the two sections of the pro-
ject did not work out and the
Medart section public infor-.
mation meeting will be held
at a date in the near future,
he said.
No major changes are ex-
pected in the design phase
since the most recent public
hearing was held, said Speights,
but he encouraged anyone with
design suggestions to attend
the meeting.
Hatch, Mott, MacDonald
was awarded the design con-
tract for the Medart four'
laning segment as well.


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Kessler added that any pro-
longed legal challenge to the
Tallahassee Farm sprayfield
permit would be considered
"extraordinary" and would
result in Attorney Mowrey
receiving payment above his
$100,000 annual contract.
The Feb. 23 special meet-
ing was attended by approxi-
mately 60 residents urging
the board to continue the
fight against Wakulla Springs
degradation. Some of the
speakers included residents
of Leon County.
Even former Tallahassee
City Commissioner Betty
Harley Barry said the city
needed to address sewage
plant concerns. "Twenty years
ago the Smith plant was a
wonderful idea, but things
change in 20 years," she said.
"I'm not sure I'll live long
enough to see the City of Tal-
lahassee agree to anything."
Manley Fuller of the Flor-
ida Wildlife Federation said
his organization has retained
noted environmental attor-
ney David Theriaque and has
become part of the permit
-issuance proceeding.
"I'm concerned about fight-
ing this for two years or more
and not cleaning up the
springs 'sooner," Leppert
stated. "You could litigate
until the cows come home on
this thing. Save us a lot of
agony and get the springs
cleaned up sooner."
When commissioners chal-
lenged Kessler bringing Lam-
bou to Tallahassee as an ex-
pert, Kessler declined to con-
tinue negotiations with Ma-
yor Marks. "I'm not your
man," he said, "I asked for a
vote of confidence and didn't
get it."
Commissioner Ed Brimner
volunteered his services. to
represent the county with
Tallahassee. "It's not per-
sonal, Howard," he said.
"There is nothing to stop
Commissioner Kessler from
negotiating with or without
our permission. I would en-
courage Howard to continue
to talk to the mayor."


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Gabys
Continued from Page 1
did Dustin Mills, Dusty Welch,
Kane Gaby and Tanner Gainer
who won $50 each. Hannah
Battle won $50 and the Mar-
jorie Winter Spirit Award
while Johnny Piland won $50
and the Herdsman Award.
Shannon Mills won $100 and
the President's Excellence
Award.
Wakulla County Exyension
Director Dale Bennett said
more than 300 people crammed
into the arena Feb. 25 to watch
the show. "We were blessed
that we did not get any of the
100 percent chance of rain
that was predicted," said
Bennett, in his 19th year as
the event director.
Bennett said several of the
youths had to overcome hard-
ships to take part in the
swine show. Several hogs
failed to meet the required
215 pound weight limit to
participate in anything more
than showmanship. Tanner
Cash raised three hogs for the
show after his first two hogs
were killed by dogs. All three
hogs were the proper weight.
Chase Land could not get
his hog to eat enough to
make weight and was kicked
in the mouth by his horse
prior to the event. With teeth
knocked out, Land competed
with stitches.
Tanner Cash helped his
friend, Kevin Gaby, out by
showing Gaby's hog in the
championship drive. Gaby
broke his leg last week on a
skateboard. "These kids need
to be recognized for what
they've endured," said Ben-
nett.
Susan Payne Turner repre-

School
Continued from Page 1
The district's timetable for
construction of the new
school anticipates making a
presentation to the state spe-
cial facilities committee in
August.
Recent school construction
projects have been funded
using state special facilities
money, at a savings of several
million dollars to the district
on each project.
In other matters before the
school board:
STwo Wakulla High
School teachers suspended
on charges of inappropriate
relationships with students
had their suspensions ex-
tended while the investiga-
tion is continuing.
Teacher Elaine A. Turner,
36, of Crawfordville faces
criminal charges of four
counts of unlawful sexual acts
with a minor.
Another teacher, Jeffery C.
Duggar, 36, faces charges of
tampering'with a witness and
obstruction of justice.
A teacher's assistant,
Qunikiya L. Thomas, .24, has
been fired by the district and
also faces criminal charges of
unlawful sexual acts with a
minor.
Turner and Duggar are sus-
pended with pay pending a
review by the school board.
The two could face termina-
tion.
Superintendent Miller re-
quested that the suspensions
be continued until the March
20 school board meeting, al-
though he indicated a special
meeting may be set before
then to deal with the two
teachers' suspensions.
Three students were ex-
pelled from the Second
Chance School in Sopchoppy
in separate cases.
Two students were ex-
pelled for possession of con-
traband on campus. Both had
large quantities of over-the-
counter cold medicine.
Dextromethorphan (DXM)
is a synthetic drug that is
used in numerous cold medi-


cines as-a cough suppressant.
Taken at high doses, it acts
as a disassociative anesthetic
similar to PCP. Abusing the
drug in this fashion is called
"robo-dosing" or "robo-trip-
ping" and the pills are re-
ferred to as "skittles."
While possession of DXM
is legal, school policy requires
such drugs be turned in at the
office to be dispensed to the
student.
The third student was ex-
pelled for continuing behav-
ior problems and office refer-
rals.


Donna Drummond won
both the first place and the
fourth place raffle prize with
a whole hog and 10 pounds
of smoked sausage being the
prizes. Calvin Osborne won
the $50 and Dan Hays won
the cured ham. The raffle
sponsors were McDonald's,
Taylor Made Painting, Dale
Bennett in memory of Billy


sented Wakulla Bank in pre-
senting the premium to the
Grand Champion and Brenda
Posey represented Ameris in
presenting the premium to
the Reserve Grand Champion.
Kristin Chew won $25 for
first place in the record books
competition. Randall Sutton
placed second and won $20
and Jack Battle placed third
and won $15 in the age 9 and
10 division. Tanner Cash won
$25 for first place in the age
11 and 12-year-old division.
Dustin Mills won $25 for first
place in the age 13 and 14 di-
vision and Kara McLaughlin
placed second and won $20.
Shannon Mills won the
age 15 and older division
while Jessica Baxter was sec-
ond and Hannah Battle placed
third. The youths won $25, $20
and $15 respectively.
Wakulla County domi-
nated the 4-H Swine Judging.
In the junior division, Chase
Land placed first followed by
Amanda Piland in second and
Branden Piland in third. The
first place team included the
three Pilands and Wesley
Thurmond,
The second place team was
Chase Land, Logan Swanson,
Brooke Swanson and All-
easha Wright. The third place
team was Randall Sutton,
Kristin Chew, Abigail Thomp-
son and Samantha Thomp-
son. All of the competitors
were from Wakulla.
In the senior division, Ben
Land placed first followed by
Jamie Trindell in second and
Stuart Brimner in third. The
first place team was Dustin
Mills, Stuart Brimner, Ben
Land and Jamie Trindell. The
second place team included
Jessica Baxter, Kara McLaugh-
lin, Hannah Battle and Shan-
non Mills.. All of the competi-
tors were from Wakulla.
Sneads dominated the FFA
Swine Judging as Dustin
Holmes placed first as an in-
dividual, Emily Cain placed
second and Amber Rabon
was third.
Sneads won.all of the team
'competitions. The first place
team was Austin Pittman,
Emily Cain, Alex White and
Zach Goodwin. The second
place team was Dustin Holmes,
Landon Rees and Caitlyn Wil-
son. Tyler Hardin, Christinia
Wilkerson and Amber Rabon
placed third.
There were cash prizes for
nine winners of the pig
scramble. The winners in-
cluded Ben Land, Kara M-
cLaughlin, Dustin Welch, Heath-
er Carlton, Randall Sutton,
Tanner Gainer, Jessica Baxter,
Shannon Mills and Tanner
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Racism


Continued from Page 1
Commissioner Ed Brimner
served as the veteran service
officer before being elected to
the board and served on the
selection committee. "There
was a hiistake made but it
didn't have anything to do
with race," he said. 'Nobody
feels worse than I do."
The exchange between
Nelson and Brimner escalated
as Nelson attempted to orally
review Alfred Nelson's quali-
fications and followed with
Morgan's. Commissioner
Brimner cut Nelson off so he
could not finish the compari-
son and Nelson angrily left
the podium.
Commissioner Howard
Kessler, serving as board
chairman in Maxie Lawhon's
absence, scolded Brimner for
taking matters into his own
hands. "I urge you in the fu-
ture not to act as the chair,"
said Kessler. "I wanted to hear
what he had to say."
"Those are unfair accusa-
tions toward this board and
those sitting on the hiring
committee," said Brimner.
"The person that we hired
was the best qualified guy."
Brimner continued that Nel-
son was just "reading some-
thing that was written by
some bureaucrat at the state.
We're being accused of some-


thing that's just not true."
Veteran John Trice said the
county should have hired
Nelson after the mistake was
discovered. "We'd have been
out of the wood pile and he
would have been happy," said
Trice who added that he likes
both Morgan and Nelson. "If
this is what's going on in
Wakulla County hiring, it
needs to stop. We just need
to do the right thing."
Assistant Wakulla County
Attorney Donna. Biggins said
the state rulings do not
amount to a finding of dis-
crimination on- the part of the
county but as a cause for
Nelson to pursue the post.
"In my view, I looked the
worst," said Brimner of me-
dia coverage of the case. How-
ever, commissioners never
addressed the issue in a pub-
lic forum prior to the Feb. 21
meeting and it was not on the
agenda to be discussed that
night either. Repeated efforts
by The Wakulla News to con-
tact the Wakulla County
Attorney's office for comment
went unanswered.
No action was taken by the
board Feb. 21 and Commis-
sioner Kessler said the views
expressed by individuals at
the meeting were just opin-
ions.


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Local Tunnels May Be Identified


Cal Jamison, the man who
tracks down and locates local
sinkholes, suggested that the
Wakulla Springs Basin Work-
ing Group put up signs over
local roadways to let drivers
know where they are passing
over cave and tunnel systems.
The Wakulla Springs Basin
Working Group is the group
that suggested the state De-
partment of Transportation
put up the brown "Wakulla
Springs Basin" signs around
northern Wakulla and south-
ern Leon counties.
At a meeting of the work-'
ing group on Thursday, Feb. 2,
Jamison suggested the group
pursue having signs put up on
roads that pass over known
tunnels including U.S. High-
way 319 and Shadeville High-
way.
"Commuters on the way to
Tallahassee pass over the cave
systems numerous times,"
Jamison said. "I think most
people in Wakulla County
don't know where the systems
are."
He noted that a commuter
heading north on Shadeville
Highway would pass over a
cave system near the Shade-
ville Elementary-Riversprings
Middle School site.
The group heard a report on
another underground cave sys-
tem at the meeting the
Chip's Hole system that
crosses Bloxham Cutoff and


Highway 319 and is speculated
to connect to Leon Sinks.
The "Wakulla Springs Ba-
sin" signs have been success-
ful in creating interest and dis-
cussion, said working group
coordinator Jim Stevenson.
The signs are not actually at
the borders of the basin, how-,
ever. The actual basin for
Wakulla Springs extends well
into South Georgia, and in-
cludes Leon County and a por-
tion of Wakulla County.
The most sensitive area of
the Wakulla Springs Basin is
south of the Cody Scarp -
roughly south of Capital Circle
where the soil is sandy and
any runoff drains directly to
the underground waters that
feed the springs.
Wakulla Springs has been
faced with several pressures
lately: dark water, presumably
runoff and ground water that
has made the spring too dark
and cloudy to see the bottom;
nutrients that feed algae
blooms and bacteria at the
springs and which are pre-
sumed to be byproducts from
runoff at the Tallahassee
sprayfield on Tram Road; and
invasive plants 'such as
hydrilla.
Another pressure has been
long-feared the South Ameri-
can channeled apple snail,
which is much larger than the
native Florida apple snail, has
been found in waters around
Wakulla Springs.


DOT Is Given Award


For Springs Protection


The Florida Department of
Transportation's (DOT) Dis-
trict 3 office received an
award from the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection (DEP) for the
agency's effort to protect
Wakulla Springs State Park.
The Florida Springs Protec-
tion Award was given to DOT
"for exemplary commitment
to the protection of Florida's
springs." according to state'
officials.
"Federal, state and local
partners play an important
role in presenting and protect-
ing Florida's natural resour-
ces, like Wakulla Springs,"
said Mike Bascom, Director of
DEP's Springs Initiative. "By
working with other agencies,
we can protect the groundwa-
ter and springsheds that di-
rectly affect Florida's clear,
freshwater springs."
Bascom presented DOT
District 3 Secretary Edward
Prescott with a plaque in
honor of their dedication to
protecting Wakulla Springs.
DOT created a public a-
wareness campaign regarding
the Wakulla Springs Basin by
placing signs notifying the
public of the spring along
major roads. The office also
reduced fertilizer on almost
200 miles of thoroughfares
across the Wakulla Springs
Basin. In addition, to protect
the caves that carry water to


Wakulla Springs beneath U.S.
Highway 319, the DOT pledged
not to place stormwater reten-
tion ponds within 300.yards
of caves during the upcoming
widening of the road,
"Protecting the environ-
Sment has always been a vital
part of DOT's mission," said
Prescott. "We are proud to
- accept this award and will
continue working with our
partners to protect our riahu-
ral resources."
Wakulla Springs flows
from an underground river
system at 175,000 gallons per
minute. One of the deepest
in the world, the Wakulla
Springs cave system reaches
depths of more than 300 feet.
The Wakulla Springs cave sys-
tem was first explored by
divers in the 1950s, who en-
tered in search of mastodon
remains.
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tive, established by Gov. Jeb
Bush in 2001, is the first com-
prehensive coordinated plan
to restore and protect Flor-
ida's more than 700 freshwa-
ter springs. The state is also
acquiring land surrounding
springs through Florida For-
ever, the state's premier land
acquisition program. In fiscal
year 2006-2007, Gov. Bush has
asked for $2.5 million for the
sixth consecutive year to pro-
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The channeled apple snail
eats virtually all types of
aquatic plants and reproduces
profusely with few predators
in Florida which makes it a
threat to native species. These
channeled apple snails have
already been found at Lake
Munson, Munson Slough, Lake
Lafayette and Lake Jackson.
The working group, consist-
ing of numerous scientists and
individuals interested in pre-
serving Wakulla Springs, was
told it had reached the point
that they should prepare for
actions when the channeled
apple snail appear in Wakulla,
not if the snails appear.
Wakulla Springs State Park
Manager Sandy Cook asked at
one point in the meeting
where the dark water is com-
ing from. She said that while
much of the dark coloration is
from tannic acid from water
coming from the Apalachicola
National Forest, still the forest
is not involved in clear cutting
for timber anymore.
Yet, Cook said, in past years,
the spring used to have only
10 days a year when the water
was too dark for the glass-bot-
tomed boats. Nowadays, it's 10
days a year when the water is
clear enough for the boat rides.
Stevenson said he had
heard in the past anecdotal
reports of sinkholes opening
up in the Lake Bradford chain
of lakes, which are all dark
with tannins.
Chip McKinlay of Hazlitt-
Kincaid Geological Modeling
Company, which has done ex-
tensive work tracking and
mapping the Wakulla Karst
system, hypothesized that the
additional dark water days
could be the result of the sys-
tem taking longer to clear
stormwater. "What used to
take one month, now might
take six months," he said.
One of the presentations
included McKinlay showing
video footage of cave divers
checking the flow meters in
each of the major tunnels that
feed Wakulla Springs. Some of
the tunnels had very dark wa-
ter, consistent with surface
water, while other tunnels
were "air clear" and had a very
slow flow, which is consistent
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Fire Rescue Report


For the week ending in
Feb. 24, the Wakulla County
Volunteer Fire Departments
responded to two vehicle ac-
cidents and one structure fire,
*
What you might observe
when volunteer firefighters
first arrive on-scene at a struc-
ture fire:
Volunteer firefighters of-
ten cannot immediately be-
gin fighting a fire when they
arrive on scene at a structure
fire. This can sometimes, un-
derstandably, be a source of
frustration or concern for by-
standers, particularly if it is
your house on fire. Please be
assured that there are good
reasons for occasional mo-
mentary delays in attacking
a structure fire. Initial fire at-
tack delays can be, in part, for
the following reasons:
S* The first firefighter on
scene has many responsibili-
ties such as: determining if
there is anyone trapped in-
side the building, how to at-
tack the fire, placement of ar-
riving fire trucks, source and
location of available water
(hydrants, etc.), location of
hazards such as electric
powerlines, and many other
decisions that must be made
prior to fire attack.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 2, 2006-Page 19


Sheriff's Report


Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office officials arrested two
Crawfordville juveniles in
connection with a robbery at
the recreation park in Medart
Feb. 21, according to Sheriff
David Harvey.
An 18-year-old Crawford-
ville man reported that two
males, a 15-year-old and 16-
year-old, approached him fol-
lowing a basketball game and
demanded money. The two
juveniles chased down the
victim, pulled him to the
ground and attempted to take
money from him.
Sheriff's office investiga-
tors arrived on the scene and
the sirens caused the suspects
to flee. Law enforcement of-
ficials observed the suspect
vehicle and arrested the two
juveniles. The victim suffered
minor injuries in the alterca-
tion.
The two juveniles were
charged with attempted rob-
bery and were taken to the
Wakulla County Jail before
being transferred to the Juve-
nile Detention Center in Tal-
lahassee. Deputy Donald
Newsome, Deputy Brad Tay-
lor and Deputy Rick Buckley
investigated.
In other activity reported
by the Wakulla County Sher-
iff's Office during the past
week:
On Feb. 20, Summer
Starr Harris, 24, of Crawford-
ville and Joseph Ronnie

Man Is

Injured In

Gadsden
A 37-year-old Crawfordville
man was injured in a one ve-
hicle accident on Interstate 10
ii Gadsden County Friday,
Feb. 24, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Dennis J. Pumphrey re-
ceived minor injuries at 4:11
p.m. at Highway 267 and the
eastbound ramp to Interstate
10. He was taken to Tallahas-
see Memorial Hospital for
treatment.
Pumphrey was driving a
1996 Mack truck northbound
on Highway 267 when he at-
tempted to make a right turn
onto the eastbound ramp of
.the Interstate. The driver told
FHP officials that he was ex-
periencing mechanical prob-
lems which contributed to his
inability to slow the truck to
a safe speed prior to entering
the highway ramp, according
to the FHP.
Investigators said the truck
entered the ramp at an unsafe
speed causing the truck to roll
over facing a northeasterly
direction. The truck suffered
$20,000 worth of damage and
Pumphrey was charged with
failure to maintain control of
a vehicle and faulty equip-
ment.
FHP Trooper Scotty Lolley
was the crash investigator.

State Officers

Seize

Grouper
Last week state wildlife of-
ficers seized 750 pounds of
undersize and out-of-season
grouper from a Panacea fish-
erman, who faces state and
possibly federal criminal
charges.
Talmadge Tucker, 47, cap-
tain of the 36-foot Tee'Ha
Marie, was stopped by Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission officers on
Tuesday, Feb. 21 near Och-
lockonee Bay. Tucker at first
denied having any snapper or
grouper on board but, when
officers said his catch would
be inspected, admitted to hav-"
ing illegal fish buried under
his legal catch.
FWC officers seized 145
undersize and 19 legal size red
grouper; 15 undersize and six
legal size gag grouper; and 30
undersize and 15 legal size red


snapper.
All of the fish species
seized were out of season.
Grouper are closed to com-
mercial harvest from Feb. 15
to March 15, and commercial
harvest of red snapper is pro-
hibited in the Gulf of Mexico
for approximately 20 days
each month to limit the an-
nual harvest because of over-
fishing.


Raker, 26, of Crawfordville
were charged with posses-
sion of marijuana and Harris
was also charged with posses-
sion of cocaine and posses-
.sion of drug paraphernalia
following a traffic stop on U.S.
Highway 319 north of Medart.
Raker was also charged with
knowingly operating a motor
vehicle while license is sus-
pended, canceled or revoked
and faces active warrants.
Deputy Donald Newsome
stopped the vehicle for speed-
ing and discovered the narcot-
ics with the help of Deputy
Matt Helms and the K-9 unit.
Three other occupants in the
vehicle were not charged.
On Feb. 23, Robert C.
Kunze of Crawfordville re-
ported a criminal mischief as
someone vandalized his mail-
box. A garbage can was used
as a battering ram to damage
the mailbox. Another mail-
box nearby was also dam-
aged. Damage was estimated
at $20 each and Deputy Mike
Crum investigated.
On Feb. 21, Jeffrey M.
Hansen of Crawfordville re-
ported a vehicle burglary. A
tool box and other equipment
were stolen from the vehicle
while it was at Dux Liquors


in Crawfordville. The property
is valued at $335. Lt. Ray
Johnson investigated.
On Feb. 25, a Northwood
Lane resident in Crawford-
ville reported hearing gun-
shots fired near her property
at 3 a.m. Deputy Donald
Newsome arrested James
Martel Davis, 25, of Tallahas-
see and charged him with
carrying a concealed firearm
and resisting an officer with-
out violence.
Deputy Newsome searched
Davis on the side of the road
and discovered live shell cas-
ings on him. A .223 semi au-
tomatic pistol was found in-
side the vehicle. A female vic-
tim was warned for not co-
operating about the location
of the weapon but not charged.
Empty shell casings were recov-
ered at the scene.
On Feb. 27, a 17-year-old
Crawfordville juvenile was
charged with retail theft and
possession of alcohol by an
underage person. A clerk at
the Bloxham Stop N Save
called law enforcement to re-
port that two juveniles had
removed beer from the store
without paying for it. Deputy
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a criminal mischief at Ouzts'
Too in Newport. A security
gate was damaged. A suspect
vehicle was observed nearby.
Deputy Ward R. Kromer inves-
tigated.

The Wakulla County Sher-
iff's Office received 707 calls


for service during the past
week.
Note to our readers: The
people who are reported as
charged with crimes in this
column have not yet been to
trial and are therefore pre-
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guilty.


and Deputy Newsome stopped
the suspect vehicle in Craw-
fordville. The deputy recov-
ered the beer. The juvenile
refused to identify the other
suspect. Deputy Rick Buckley
also investigated.
On Feb. 26, a 16-year-old
Crawfordville juvenile re-
ported getting beat up and
having his money stolen on
Powhatan Street. The victim
reported that a group of
males struck him in the face
and torso and removed $10
from his pants. Suspects have
been identified. The victim
suffered minor injuries in the
attack. Deputy Donald New-
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On Feb. 26, Harold E.
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reported a vehicle burglary in
St. Marks. Four rods and reels,
valued at $1,900, were re-
moved from the vehicle while
the victim ate at a St. Marks
establishment. Sgt. Jud Mc-
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On.Feb. 26, Dorothy N.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for the Town of St. Marks
We are required to monitor your drinking water for total coliform bacteria on a regular basis. Results of
regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the
month of January 2006 we did not monitor for total coliform and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of
drinking water during that time.
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time. Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves.
Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other,
potentially harmful, bacteria may be present.
What happened? What is being done?
The City of St. Marks drinking water is scheduled to be analyzed monthly for total coliform bacteria. In the
month of January 2006 there was an oversight by system operator, samples were not pulled and delivered to
the laboratory. Samples have been collected and analyzed for February 2006. All samples were absent of total
coliform bacteria.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 06-12-CA
SHELDON M. STONE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUANITA ALLEY;
and HUGH ALLEY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JUANITA ALLEY and HUGH ALLEY
and UNKNOWN HERIS OF JUANITA
ALLEY and HUGH ALLEY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
QuietTitle has been filed against you and oth-
ers, and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on DANIEL
E. MANAUSA, ESQUIRE, SMITH, THOMP-
SON, SHAW & MANAUSA, P.A., Plaintiff's at-
torneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more
than thirty (30) days from the first publication
date of this notice of action, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
Dated this 3rd day February, 2006.
BRENT X. THURMOND
Clerk of the Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
-s- Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2006


Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2006-24-CA
Carl. F. Stokley and Joanne Stokley,
Plaintiffs
v.
C.C. Wakefield and Sue W. Coleman if alive,
and if dead or not known to be dead or alive,
their several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all parties natural, corporate, or otherwise,
claiming interests by, through, under, or
against them to have any right, title or inter-
est in or to the lands hereinafter described,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION TO QUIET TITLE
TO: C.C. Wakefield and Sue W. Coleman if
alive, and/or their unknown spouses, heirs,
,devise esa ee s, cr.,i i:,r _a-.a C pjrl;i c
Enatureli-co6rporate; o :.r ,-.-iia .:-jrr,,r,.; ,-e
.rlreii, by, through, under, or against those
pan-e-, to have any right, title or interest in
or to the lands hereinafter described,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following real property in
Wakulla County, Florida has been filed against
you:
Block 7, Lot 31 of Wakulla Gardens,
a subdivision as per plat or map
thereof in Plat Book 1, page 39of the
public records of Wakulla County,
Florida.
As filed, this quiet title action requests the
Court determine that none of the above-
named parties have any right, title or interest
in the parcel of property described above.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on Plaintiff's Attorney,
Doris Sanders, whose address is 2181
Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida
32327, on or before March 10, 2006, and to
file the original with the clerk of the above
named court either before service on Plaintiff's
Attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default may be'entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
Dated this 1st day of February, 2006.
BRENT X. THURMOND
As Clerk of the Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
-s- Becky Whaley
As Deputy Clerk
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2006


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Before the sale date of March 11, 2006. The
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February 23, March 2, 2006


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ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT,
PIMA COUNTY
NO. C2005-6805
CIVIL SUMMONS
STEVEN HARVEY MEYERS, TRUSTEE
OF THE REVOCABLE TRUST AGREE-
MENT DATED AUGUST 6, 1987, WITH
STEVEN HARVEY MEYERS AND
CHRISTA MEYERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE,
AS SETTLERS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ESTER MAROUEZ and CARLOS DE
LEON; ABC CORPORATION; 123, LLC;
and XYZ PARTNERSHIP,
Defendants,
TO: Ester Marquez, 833 West Holladay Drive,
Tucson, Arizona 85706; last known address
is: 149 Marie Cr., Crawfordville. FL 32327.
THE STATE OF ARIZONA to the above-
named Defendant
I A lawsuit has been filed against you.
II If you do not want a Judgment taken
against you for the relief demanded in the ac-
companying Complaint, you must file a Re-
sponse in writing in the Office of the Clerk of
the Superior Court, 110 West Congress, Tuc-
son, Arizona, accompanied by the necessary


filing fee. A copy of the Response must also
be mailed to the plaintiff/attorney whose name
appears below.
III The Response must be filed within
TWENTY DAYS, exclusive of the date of ser-


vice, if served within the State of Arizona, or
within THIRTY DAYS, exclusive of the date of
service, if served outside the State of Arizona.
IV This is a legal document. If you do not
understand its consequences, you should
seek the advice of an attorney.
V. Pursuant to Arizona Rules of Civil Proce-
dures 4(b) and 45, as amended, requests for
reasonable accommodation for persons with
disabilities must be made to the Court by par-
ties at least three (3) working days in advance
of scheduled court proceeding.
WITNESS My Hand and the Seal of the Su-
perior Court.
DATED: Dec 12, 2005.
CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
By -s- Shirley Steve
PATRICIA A. NOLAND
Deputy Clerk
Adam Weisman, Esq.
HINDERAKER & RAUH, P.L.C.
2401 East Speedway
Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 881-6607
ASB 22086, PCC 65638
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2006


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ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT,
PIMA COUNTY
NO. C2005-6805
CIVIL SUMMONS
STEVEN HARVEY MEYERS, TRUSTEE
OF THE REVOCABLE TRUST AGREE-
MENT DATED AUGUST 6, 1987, WITH
STEVEN HARVEY MEYERS AND
CHRISTA MEYERS, HUSBAND AND
WIFE, AS SETTLERS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ESTER MARQUEZ and JOHN DOE
MARQUEZ and CARLOS DIAZ DE LEON
and JANE DOE DIAZ DE LEON; ABC
CORPORATION; 123, LLC; and XYZ
PARTNERSHIP,
Defendants,
TO: John Doe Marquez, 833 West Holladay
Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85706; last known
address is: 149 Marie Cr., Crawfordville, FL
32327.
THE STATE OF ARIZONA to the above-
named Defendant
I A lawsuit has been filed against you.
II If you do not want a Judgment taken
against you for the relief demanded in the ac-
companying Complaint, you must file a Re-
sponse in writing in the Office of the Clerk of
the Superior Court, 110 West Congress, Tuc-
son, Arizona, accompanied by the necessary
filing fee. A copy of the Response must also
be mailed to the plaintiff/attorney whose name
appears below.
III The Response must be filed within
TWENTY DAYS, exclusive of the date of ser-
vice, if served within the State of Arizona, or
with THIRTY DAYS, exclusive of the date of
service, if served outside the State of Arizona.
IV This is a legal document. If you do not
understand its consequences, you should
see.K''tbe;aqvice.of an attorney.;! :i'-
V. Pursuant to.Arizona Rules.of Civil Proce-
dures 4(b) and 45, as amended, requests for
reasonable accommodation for persons with
disabilities must be made to the Court by par-
ties at least three (3) working days in advance
of scheduled court proceeding.
WITNESS My Hand and the Seal of the Su-
perior Court.
DATED: Dec 23, 2005.
CLERK OF, THE SUPERIOR COURT
PATRICIAA. NOLAND
BY -s- Patricia A. Noland
Deputy Clerk
Adam Weisman, Esq.
HINDERAKER & RAUH, P.L.C.
2401 East Speedway
Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 881-6607
ASB 22086, PCC'65638'
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2006


Legal Notice


INVITATION TO BID
BID NO.: WC2006-007
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
ST. MARKS RIVER SIGN INSTALLATION
The Wakulla County Commissioners hereby
invite bids from Certified or Registered Gen-
eral Contractors, licensed to do business in
Wakulla County to bid on installation of signs
on the St. Marks River.
A copy of the bid specifications may be ob-
tained from the Grants Department, by con-
tacting Pam Portwood, at (850) 926-0909, or
fax (850) 926-0941.
Sealed bids will be received in the Grants
Office, located at 3093 Crawfordville Highway,
Crawfordville, Florida 32327 or Post Office
Box 309, Crawfordville, Florida 32326 until
Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. March 9, 2006.
All Technical questions should be directed to
the Grants Coordinator, Pan Portwood at (850)
926-0909 or by mailing written questions to
Post Office Box 309, Crawfordville, Florida
32326.
A public bid opening will be held at the Grant
Department located at 3093 Crawfordville
Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 at 2:00
p.m., March 9, 2006.
Sealed Bids should be clearly marked and
mailed to:
Wakulla County Grants Department
Invitation to Bid #WC2006-007
Post Office Box 309
Crawfordville, Florida 32326
Or deliver to: 3093 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville Florida 32327
WAKULLA'COUNTY RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL QUALIFI-
CATIONS, TO WAIVE ANY INFORMALITIES
OR IRREGULARITIES IN THE QUALIFICA-
TIONS PROCESS AND TO AWARD THE
CONTRACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF
THE COUNTY.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FAIR
HOUSING, HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDIC-
TION.
February 23, March 2, 2006


Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 06-41-CA
EDWARD DRAWDY AND
LOIS DRAWDY,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
JACK WADE AND ALETHIA
WADE, and their heirs and assigns


Defendants.
NOTICE OF QUIET TITLE ACTION


TO: JACK WADE AND ALETHIA WADE, and
THEIR HEIRS and ASSIGNS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following .real property in
Wakulla County, Florida:
Lot 12, Block "6" of Lake Ellen Es-
tates, Unit One, as per plat thereof '
recorded on page 44 of Plat Book No.
1 of the Public Records of Wakulla
County, Florida.
has been filed against you. You are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on ELIZABETH R. STEVENS, Es-
quire, MOWREY & BIGGINS, P.A., 12 Arran
Road, Courthouse Square, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327, on or before March 31, 2006,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
Dated this 24th day of February, 2006.
BRENT X. THURMOND
As Clerk of Said Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- Erika Harrell
Deputy Clerk
March 2, 9, 16, 23,2006


Legal Notice


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT.
TO CHAPTER 83,'PART IV
Notice is hereby given pursuant to "Florida Self
Storage Facility Act Florida Statutes", Chap-
ter 83, Part IV that Galveston and Linda's Mini
Warehouse will hold a sale by sealed bid on
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
at Junction of Highway 98 and Spring Creek
Highway for the contents of Mini Warehouse
containing personal property of:
Barbara Hall
Christine Mathews
Before the sale date of Thursday, March 9,
2006 the Owners may redeem their property
-by payment of the outstanding balance and
cost by paying in person at 2669 Spring Creek
Highway, Galveston and Linda's Mini Ware-
houses, Junction of Highway 98 and Spring
Creek Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327.
February 23, March 2, 2006


Legal Notice /


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 2006-08-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES E. McKINNON
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of James
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the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the valid-
ity of the will, the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objections with
this Court within the later of three months af-
ter the date or the first publication of this no-
tice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of-this
notice is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court within the later,
of three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice or thirty days after the
date of service of a copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court within three months after the date
of the first publication of this notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is March 2, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Judy Robinson
2303 Lookout Street '
Gadsden, Alabama 35904
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Doris I. Sanders; Esq.
2181 Crawfordville Hwy.
Crawfordville, FL 32327
March 2, 9, 2006


Legal Notice


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMEN-
TAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION
The Department of Environmental Protec-
tion gives notice of its issuance of a permit
(File Number 65-0249739-002-DF) to Jason
Naumann to construct a multi-family, private
dock. All dock construction must be in accor-
dance with the enclosed stamped drawings.
The project consists of a 95 foot by 4 foot
boardwalk over wetlands, a 16 foot by 10 foot
Terminal platform and three 26 foot by 12 foot
covered boatlifts. The project is located along
Parcels A, B & C, Lot 3, Block D, Surf Subdi-
visions, Plat Book 17, Page 222, in Hartsfield
Survey Section 3, Township 6 South, Range
2 West, Longitude/Latitude, 840 25' 16" West,
29' 59' 02" North, in Wakulla County. The ef-
fected water body is Ochlockonee Bay, a
Class II Waters of the State.
A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the Department's action may peti-
tion for an administrative proceeding (hear-
ing) under Section 120.569 arid 120.57, F.S.
The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received by the
clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a per-
son whose substantial interests are affected.
by the,Department's action may also request
an extension of time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing.The Department may,
for good cause shown, grant the request for
an extension of time. Request for extension
of time must be filed with the Office of Gen-
eral Counsel of the Department at 3900 Com-
monwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the ap-
plicable deadline. A timely request for exten-
sion of time shall toll the running of the time
period for filing a petition until the request is
acted upon. If a request is filed late, the De-
partment may still grant it upon a motion by
the requesting party showing that the failure
to file a request for an extension of time be-
fore the deadline was the result of excusable
neglect.


If a timely and sufficient petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by


the outcome of the administrative process
have the right to petition to intervene in the
proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only
at the discretion of the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule
28-106.205, F.A.C.
Petitions must be filed within 21 days of
publication of this notice. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency
action may. file a petition within 21 days of
receipt of such notice, regardless of the date
of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address indi-
cated above atthe time of filing. The failure of
any person to file a petition for an administra-
tive hearing within the appropriate time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of that person's
right to request an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S.
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information: (a) The
name and address of each agency affected
and each agency's file or identification num-
ber, if known; (b) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of the petitioner; the name,
address, and telephone number of-the
petitioner's representative, if any, which shall
be the address for service purposes during
the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioner's substantial in-
terests are or will be affected by the agency
determination; (c) A statement of when and
how the petitioner received notice of the
agency decision; (d) A statement of all dis-
puted issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise
statement of the ultimate facts alleged, includ-
ing the specific facts that the petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of
the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner
contends require reversal or modification of
the agency's proposed action; and (g) A state-
ment of the relief sought by the petitioner, stat-
ing precisely the action that the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the
agency's proposed action.
SA petition that does not dispute the mate-
rial facts on which the Department's action is
based shall state that no such facts are in dis-
pute and otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as required
by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
SUnder Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d),
F.S. a petition for administrative hearing must
be'dismissed by the agency if the petition does
not substantially comply with the above re-
quirements or is untimely filed.
The application is available for public in-
spection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the Tallahassee
Branch Office of the Department of Environ-
mental Protection, 2815 Remington Green
Circle, Suite A, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-
1513
March 2, 2006


Legal Notice


Approved 2/21/06
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Public Hearing: Comp Plan Adoption
Hearings
February 9, 2006
S' "iiresent Maxie. Lawhon,. Chairman;"
Howard Kessler, Vice-Chairman; Ed Brimner,.
BOCC; Brian Langston, BOCC; Henry Vause,
BOCC; Donna Biggins, Assistant County At-
torney'; Parrish Barwick, County Administra-
tor; and Evelyn Evans, Deput Clerk.
6:00 p.m. Meeting called to order.
(CD5:51:49) 1. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-09'- Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on a 28.0+/
acre parcel, from Urban 1 to Urban 2. This
property is located south of Lower Bridge
Road and Adell Williams Road, across the
street from the Expo. Randy Merrit and
Michael Harbin, applicants.
Langston made a motion to adopt Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment CP05-09. Second
by Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston and
Vause. Opposed: Kessler and Brimner. Mo-
tion Carried. 3-2
(CD6:03:49) 2. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-14-Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on a
114.68+/- acreparcel of land, from Agricul-
ture to Rural 2. This property is located at the
east side of Spring Creek Road, south of
Lower Bridge Road and Wakulla Gardens. G
& A Lloyd, LLC, applicant with Synergy De-
sign & Engineering, Inc., agent.
Vause made a motion to adopt Comprehen-
sive Plan Amendment CP05-14. Second by
Langston. Voting for: Langston, Lawhon,
Brimner and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Mo-
tion Carried. 4-1
(CD6:17:16) 3. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-15- Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on a 35.0+/
acre parcel of land, from Urban 1 to Urban 2
and amending the Future Land Use Element
SPolicy 1.2.6 Entitled Urban 2 (Urban Services).
This property is located on the east side of
Crawfordville Highway, north of Wakulla Fam-
ily Medical Walk In, in Crawfordville. James
T. Roddenberry, applicant, Robert Routa,
agent.
Langston made a motion to adopt Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment, CP05-15. Second
by Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston,
Brimner and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Mo-
tion Carried. 4-1
(CD6:41:40) 4. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-16- Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on a
102.92+/- acre parcel of land, from Agricul-
ture to Urban 1. This property is located south-
east of Wakulla Arran Road and Cajer Posey
Road. Old Arran Investment Group and
Carmen Corley, applicants.
Langston made a motion to adopt Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment CP05-16. Second
by Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston,
Brimner and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Mo-
tion Carried. 4-1
(CD7:03:18) 5. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-18 -Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on a
210.45+/- acre parcel of land, from Agricul-
ture to Rural 2. This property is located at the
west side of Old Bethel Road, across from
Samuel Road. LB Investment, LLC, applicant.
Vause made a motion to adopt Comprehen-
sive Plan Amendment CP05-18. Second by
Langston. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston and
Vause. Opposed: Brimner and Kessler. Mo-
tion Carried. 3-2
(CD7:25:11) 6. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-19 -Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on a 170.0+/
acre parcel of land, from Agriculture to Rural
2. This property is located south of Lower
Bridge Road and east of the Brook Forest
Subdivision. Watkins Children Trust, applicant,
Kathy Shirah, agent.
Vause made a motion to adopt Comprehen-
sive Plan Amendment, CP05-19. Second by
Langston. Voting for: Langston, Lawhon,
Brimner and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Mo-
tion Carried. 4-1
'(CD7:54:40) 7. Comprehensive Plan
Amendment, CP05-20 Adoption hearing to
redesignate the Future Land Use on an
80.95+/- acre parcel of land, from Agriculture
to Rural 2. This property is located at the
southwest corner of Sopchoppy Highway and
Curtis Mill Road, across from State Park Road.
Pine Creek, LLC, applicant, Kathy Shirah,
agent.
Langston made a motion to adopt Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment CP05-20. Second
by Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston,
Brimner and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Mo-
tion Carried. 4-1
Vause made a motion to adjourn. Sec-
ond by Brimner. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
8:20 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
March 2, 2006

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-31-CA
JUDGE: SAULS
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A 1996 CHEV-
ROLETTRUCK, VIN: 2GCEC19W2T1149593
NOTICE OF COMPLAINT
TO: ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING PER-
SONAL PROPERTY:
1996 CHEVROLET TRUCK,
VIN: 2GCEC19W2T1 149593
NOTICE is given pursuant to Sections
932.703 and 932.704, Florida Statutes (2005)
that the' DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY
SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES (Depart-
ment), acting through its division, the Florida
Highway Patrol, seized the above-described
personal property on December 26, 2005, in


Wakulla County, Florida, and is holding the
personal property pending the outcome of for-
feiture proceedings. All persons or entities who
have a legal interest in the subject property
may request a hearing concerning the seized
property by contacting the undersigned. A
complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, in and
for Wakulla County, Florida. On February 15,
2006, the trial court entered an order finding
probable cause. If no claimants appear within
20 days, the Department will be seeking a fi-
nal order of forfeiture.
Dated: February 24, 2006
CHARLES J. CRIST, JR.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
-s- Chesterfield Smith, Jr.
CHESTERFIELD SMITH, JR.
Senior Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General

Erin McKenney
Certified Legal Intern
The Capitol, Suite PL-01
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
Tel: (850) 414-3695
March 2, 9, 2006


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Lawn Care and More
Let me take care of your Residential/
Commercial lawn care needs. Will also
do pressure washing, roof blowing and
more. Quality work at affordable rates.
Licensed/Insured.
962-1211, 524-0758 PT3/9
MUSIC LESSONS
Guitar Bass Guitar Drums
For more information, call Mike
McCarty, 926-6387, (850)491-7501.
P2,9,16,23,30
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GUITAR LESSONS
SALL AGES HOME SCHOOL
25 YEARS IN CRAWFORDVILLE

! MARY UPDEGRAFF

926-7472


ALL PRO FENCE
Residential-Commercial
Fencing
519-1416 BF.
VINCENT J. TREL'AS, LLC
Production Painter
New Construction, Repaint, Faux
Painting, Concrete Acid Staining. Li-
censed & Insured, Workman's Comp.
210-4317 PT3/23


Services

Mr. Stump
STUMP GRINDING
Quick Service
Cellular: 509-8530 F
AAA CONSTANT COMFORT
Air cond. and heating, service and
installation. Free quote on new equip-
ment. 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
FORE CONSTRUCTION
& DESIGN, LLC
Commercial & Residential Construction
510-6893, License #CGC150705 BF
Newly State Registered Day Care
Coming Soon in Crawfordville. Ages
4 weeks to 2 years. Hot Meals and
Snacks provided. Please call 926-
3547 for more information. P2,9


For Sale


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16 ft. Garage Door and closer, only 3
years old. 3 Kayaks, 5x8 utility trailer.
926-6387, (850)491-7501. P2
Ethan Allen sofa and two chairs, very
good condition, $575 obo. Call 926-
6050. P2
HOYA LIFT, $500 obo. 926-5477. P2

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Coastal Consignment

Furniture
Looking for Furniture!
New Gently Used
Find It .-Sell It
2481 Crawfordville Hwy

926-8765


Need immediately-professional house
painters, individual hourly painter or
subcontractors. Call Billy Roddenberry
962-4271 or 228-5552. BF
Experienced Short Order Cook and
Prep needed as soon as possible.
Apply in person, Riverside Cafe in St.
Marks or Riverside bythe Bay in Shell
Point. 925-5668 or 926-4499. BF
Plumbers Helper for Wakulla Area.
:Oneyear experience. 251-2576. P23,2
Wakulla Springs Lodge seeking ex-
perienced fulltime relief night auditor/
desk clerk. Apply in person or call
224-5950. B2
120 Bed Nursing Home seeks expe-
rienced Business Office Manager.
Billing, Collections and H/R experi-
ence in Nursing Home Setting De-
sired. Contact Administrator, 'Eden
Springs, Crawfordville, FL, (850)926-
7181 or Fax Resume to: Attn: Admin-
istrator, (850)926-4101. P2


Help Wanted Yard Sale


SWSG W Reliable
Re-Roofs New Metal Patch
Maurice Herndon
Over 20 Yeors Experience
(850) 962-2437
or (850) 528-3487
Lic. #RC0066773

For Sale

HABITAT RE-STORE
Abundance of bedding, sleeper so-
fas, computers, interior/exterior doors,
windows/screens, fiberglass shower
units and light fixtures. Open Tues-
day thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
940 Shadeville.Hwy. (Hwy. 61), 926-
4544. BF
GRAIN FED BEEF for your freezer, 1/2
or whole, cut, wrapped and frozen to
your specification. $2.49 lb., Raker
Farm. 926-7561. BF
$275 BRAND NEWKING PILLOWTOP
SETin sealed plastic w/warranty. Can
deliver. 545-7112. BC3/02


6 PC. BEDROOM SET-Brand new
sleigh bed, dresser, mirror, and
,,nightstand .$650,. still.boxed, .can .dei
liver. 222-9879. BC3/02
BED, a solid wood sleigh bed-head-
board, footboard and rails. NEW in
box, $275. Call 222-7783. BC3/02
BED-QUEEN PILLOWTOP SET.
New in plastic, warranty. $149, can
deliver. 425-8374. BC3/02
Bedroom-ALL NEW 7 PC. set-All
dovetailed, all wood-still boxed. Re-
tail $4K, must sell $1,400, can de-
liver. 222-2113. BC3/02
CHAIR/LOVESEAT/SOFA-$650-
NEW Micro fiber upholstery, hard-
wood frame and warranty, unopened.
545-7112. BC3/02
DINING, NEW table with in lay, ball
and claw feet, leaf, 2 arm chairs, 4
side chairs, hutch/buffet. $4,500 sug.
list, sacrifice $1,750. 222-2113.BC3/02
DINING ROOM-New Queen Anne
table with leaf, 8 chairs and lighted
china cabinet. Still boxed. $1,000.
Can deliver. 222-9879. BC3/02

2000 Ranger
R91VS 19'6" 200HP
Mercury Opti-Max
$21,500 OBO


NEW: 10136 volt
MinnKota trolling motor,
3 bank on board Ranger
charger, hydraulic jack
plate & hot foot, prop,
,4 batteries and custom
Ranger cover! Plus a 168
Garmin GPS & Fishfinder
combo and Garmin 240
& 160 Fishfinder.
Call Glenn 556-0575'

LEATHER Sofa and Loveseat still
wrapped-Retail $1,900, sell brand new
With warranty-$795. 425-8374.
BC3/02
MATTRESS-New full set in plastic
with warranty, $120.222-9879. BC3/02
COMPOST
$15 per Yard-red mulch, small loads
of fill dirt and rocks, small tractor
work. Delivery available. Open 7 days
per week. 926-3280. PT3/30
2001 Massey Ferguson 1240 Trac-
tor. 283 hours. 926-7378. P2
PALM TREES-You Dig! Large and
Small. 926-6320. P2
Kenmore Series 70, top loaderwasher
and dryer. $150, working. 926-4154.
P2
Brand new Troy Bilt riding lawnmower.
Purchased for $1,070, will sell for
$800. 508-7367. P2


Brick Masons Needed Immediately!
Must have own transportation. Call
926-5106. P23,2
TheWakullaCounty Health Dept. hasan
opening for a Director of Environmental
Administrator, pending approval. Annual
Salary Range $46,388.68-$70,000.
Please apply on-line at:https://
jobs.myflorida.com. Refer to requisi-
tion number DOHHe856. Only State of
Florida Applications will be accepted-no
resumes, please. For application assis-
tance, call 1-877-562-7287. Ad closes 3/
08/2006.
EO/AA/VP Employer. B2
Parttime POOL HELP Needed! Must
have valid driver's license. 566-7946.
P2
Panacea Area Water System, now
Hiring for position of Utility Mainte-
nanceWorker. Competitivewage and
benefits. Application may be obtained
at 8 Wakulla Circle. Call 984-5301 for
additional information. B2
Short Order Cook Wanted, experi-
enced only! Call Tawanna, Bayside
Deli and Games,Panacea, 984-9994.
B2

Wakulla County
School Board
is accepting applications
for substitute bus driver
and substitute food
service worker.
Please call and ask for
the Personnel Office.
926-0065

Commercial CSR/or Agent needed
for expanding agency. Willing to work
in Wakulla and Franklin county of-
fices. Salary dependent upon experi-
ence. Send resume to P.O. Box 549,
Crawfordville, FL 32327. P9,16,23,2
Professional House Painters Needed
Immediately! Please call Jackie Ryals
(850)962-2669. P16,23,2,9


Lighthouse Lady Cleaning hiring
fulltime day cleaning personnel. Must
have experience, transportation and
must pass a background check. Seri-
ous inquiries only. Call 509-0623. BF
Track.Hoe Operator, Offroad Dump
Truck Drivers-may be shift work. Job
location Cabbage Grove, new quarry.
Call (850)584-4131. B23,2,9,16
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Needed for busy medical office in
Panacea, fl. Must be organized, multi-
tasking in a very fast paced environ-
ment. Basic medical knowledge. Will-
ing to be crossed trained at front
desk.
Please send all resumes to Human
Resource, 535 John Knox Rd., Tal-
lahassee, FL 32303 or FAX to
(850)298-6054. .
EOE/DFWP/M-F 82
CENTER MANAGER
Manager needed for medical prac-
tice in Panacea, FL. Must have the
following qualification: leadership
with strong interpersonal skills, pro-
ficient verbal/written communication;
personal integrity; self motivation;
team player/builder; creative prob-
lem solver; experience/knowledge of
computers and software applications;
budget creation/management; staff
supervision; 2-5 years medical prac-
tice management experience or re-
lated collegedegree with 1 year prac-
tice management experience; cus-
tomer service skills; community in-
volvement.
Pleasesend all resumes to Human
Resource, 535 John Knox Rd., Tal-
lahassee, FL 32303 or FAX to
(850)298-6054.
EOE/DFWP/M-F B2
Camp Office Registrar
Seeking highly organized, communi-
cation and computerskilled individual
for seasonal position at YMCA camp.
Experience A Must. $6.75-$7.75 per
hour. Y-Camp in Crawfordville. Call
at 926-3361. 82
DIESEL MECHANIC
Needed with tools.
Call Roberts Sand Co.
(850)627-4224
A Drug Free Workplace B2,9


Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Crawfordville United Method-
istChurch, Ochlockonee St. and Arran
Rd. Large Variety of Items! P23,2
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, March 1 thru 4. Wednes-
day and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. 35 Garner Circle off E. Ivan Rd.
Variety! P2
Garage Sale at ABC Storage, Hwy.
319, Saturday, March 4, 8 a.m.-2
p.m. No Early Birds! 519-5128, 508-
5177. P2
Garage Sale, Saturday, March 4, 9
a.m. to 12 p.m., 105 Lance Lane. TV's
TV mounts, furniture, well tanks, etc.
528-1089. P2
Saturday, March 4, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Baby items, rims. 20 Calvary Court,
Bridle Gate Subdv. P2
Multi-family-Saturday, March 4, 8
a.m.-2 p.m. 46 Purple Martin Cove,
Songbird Subdv. Furniture, entertain-
ment unit, microwave, keyboard, high
chair, stroller, play pen, toys, games,
baby and toddler clothes, other house-
hold goods. Cash Only. No Early Birds
Please. P2
Garage Sale-Saturday, March'4, 8 a.m.
until.22 Russell Rd.,Crawfordville.Cloth-
ing. books. Something for Everyone! P2
HUGE Pre.Moving Sale.180 MI Zion
Rd., Saturday, March 4, 8 a.m.-12
p.m. Inside-Rain or Shine! Furniture,
TV, baby items. P2
Multi-family, 219 Magnolia Dr., west
of MacDonald's On Wakulla-Arran Rd.,
Crawfordville-Saturday, March 4, 7
a.m.-1 p.m. Children items, riding
mower, trailer hitch cargo platform,
TV, games and more. P2
Curves
Relay for Life Yard Sale
Saturday, March 4
7:30 a.m.-3'p.m.
Across from Lake Ellen Baptist
Church, 4815 Crawfordville Hwy.,
Medart. All proceeds and donations
go to benefit the Wakulla County Relay
for Life. 82


Miscellaneous
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This is the list for the shelter animals
up for adoption:
DOGS:
SWirehaired Terrier.
Chihuahua mix.
Old English Bulldog mix, male.
SWeimaraner mix.
SChow mix.
Catahoula mix.
Hound mix.
Black and Yellow Labs.
Bulldog mixes.
Many other nice mixes. Come and
take a look.
PUPPIES:
Shepherd/Lab mixes'.
Bulldog mixes.
Hound/Bulldog mixes, very cute.
Rottweiler mixes.
Adult cats and adorable kittens.
Adoption fees include a deposit for
spaying or neutering and.rabies vac-
cination. 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.
SClosed Sun. and Mon. 926-0890.
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Mobile Home-Rent

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Housing Vouchers

We accept all vouchers

2/2 @ $615
3/2 @ $715

4/2 @ $895, $50 dep.
Pool & Youth Activities

Call 575-6571

2BR/1 B SWMH, $450 month plus dep.
12 month lease. No pets. 509-4388.
P2


2BR/1B SWMH located on large
shaded lot. $400/mo., $200 dep. Call
926-7561. BF
3BR/2B MH in downtown Crawford-
ville. $525/mo., $525 dep. For more
information, call 926-6482. Available
Now! 82
3BR/2B DWMH on 1 acre on paved
street, water furnished. No pets. Ref-
erences a must! $600 per month,
$600 damage dep. 421-9137. P2

Real Estate-Rent

Weekly Rentals Available, $160 per
week. Panacea Motel, (850)984-
5421. BF


FREE! Why rent? Find out how to buy
a house with no money down at:
www.livinginwakulla.com. BF
Ochlockonee Bay-Unfurnished or
partially furnished, 2BR/1B home in
gated community, washer and dryer,
no pets, references required. Agent/
owner. $775/mo., first/last/dep. 984-
5017. B2,9,16,23
2BR/1.5B house, fenced yard, one
block from Lake Ellen boat ramp.
$600 per month, $300 security dep.
926-4922. P2
3BR/2B house on Alligator Point, 1
block from boat ramp, 2 miles from
beach. $775 plus utilities. (850)349-
9448, 524-9448. P2,9

FOR RENT
2 BR/1 BA Home in
Spring Creek
Ceramic tile through-
out, no pets, CHA.
933-6020
Owner/Licensed
Real Estate Agent
References Required


Real Estate-Sale

LOTS, LOTS, LOTS
We have coastal lots in St. Marks,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint &
Steinhatchee, siariing .ai $45K
Neil Ryder Realty, Inc.
656-0006 508-6988 BF
OWNER FINANCING
1898 Clayton, 28'x60', 3BR/2B on
100'x50' lot. 6 6th Ave., Crawfordville.
Take Lower Bridge Rd. to Rehwinkel
Rd., go straight on Tafflinger Rd. to
6th Ave. (386)867-0048. BF.


FREE! Search over 2,100 homes for
sale in Crawfordville and Wakulla Co.
online atwww.livinginwakulla.com. BF
178 Fox Run (off Wakulla-Arran Rd.),
2-car garage, 3BR/2B, cathedral ceil-
ings, new carpet, large yard and irri-
gation system. 556-9881. $185,000,
Make Offer! P2
Bridle Gate-1,500 sq. ft. 3BR/2B split
plan, 1/2 acre on cul-de-sac. Shed,
privacy fence, water softener.
$230,000, for sale by owner. By ap-
pointment, 926-8727. P2,9

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 10x12 now available. Come
by or call Wakulla Realty, 926-5084.
BF
Commercial Rental! Ochlockonee
Bay/Panacea! Large 1,000 sq.ft. block
building in downtown Panacea. Great
storefront on busy Hwy. 98. Just
$1,000permonth.ContactOchlockonee
Bay Realty (850)984-0001.
www.obrealty.com obr@obrealty.com.
BF


Commercial Rental! Downtown Pana-
cea! Large 2,000+/- sq. ft. on busy
Hwy. 98. Great rental with great vis-
ibility. Just $1,500 per month. Con-
tact Ochlockonee Bay Realty
(850)984-0001. www.obrealty. com
Sobr@obrealty.com. BF
Commercial block building fronting
on Hwy. 319 in Sopchoppy. 26'x50'
space, perfect for retail or storage
with adjoining 12'x20' office, CHA,
$495 per month. 962-1000. BF
Commercial Rental in Medart fronting
Crawfordville Hwy. 4BR/2B commer-
cial building. Great for office or stor-
.age. Just$850/mo. ContactOchlockonee
Bay Realty (850)984-0001.
www.obrealty.com obr @ obrealty.com.


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Fax: 850-925-3179
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earth and stone and the
power of their own hands.
As in most other places,
the base of the huge construc-
tions was lined with tiny
shops furnished with small
crafts and a determined shop
owner desperate to appeal to
the intrigued traveler. We
bought our share of cotton
dresses and onyx statues and
looked to our maestra for the
next adventure.
On one day we found our
selves in the glittering city of
Taxco, rich with silver. We
found it easy to spend our
money on the beautiful jew-
elry but difficult to decide
which pieces to give as gifts
and which to keep for our
own wrists.
Xochimilco was another
stop on our journey that
most girls favored. We clim-
bed aboard a flat boat with a
colorful canopy called the
"Lupita," and were canoed
down the floating gardens
along with what seemed like
hundreds of other boats. We
were excited to find boats
sharing our names and laugh-
ed at the floating maricahi
bands, eager to play for 20
pesos or so.
The most amazing part of
our journey was the trip to
Michoacan. The altitude was
quite a bit higher than what
we were used to, especially
climbing the steep mountain,
and it was a challenge to
breathe even while sitting.
Still, we climbed with high
hopes of reaching the sur-
prise at the zenith.
I was among the first to
the top, climbing steadily yet
still faced with the fear that I
might have to stop a while
before I could see the top of
the mountain. Determined, I
hiked forward with my head
down at my feet, hoping they
wouldn't feel how tired I was.
When I finally looked up I
stopped short and looked out
among the thick trees in front
of us. In the distance the
branches were orange and
light brown, moving con-
stantly in the slight breeze.
Butterfiles surrounded us,
peeled away from the trees
as if they were born from the
leaves.
As our group reached the
top, the sun took its full reign
over the sky and warmed the
fragile wings of the mon-
archs, setting them alive
about the mountain, We sat
on the dusty ground and
hoped they would land on
our fingertips. The hike down
the mountain was signifi-
cantly easier with the butter-
flies gliding down our path.
The end of two weeks
brought tears of a different
kind. We hugged and kissed
our new families at the bus
station, knowing that we
were welcome in their homes
forever. I have learned so
much. from achieving a new

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