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UNIVERSITY OF FL. LIBRARY
P.O. BOX 117001
GAINESVILLE, FL 32611
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Our 111th Year, 40th Issue
Thursday. October 5, 2006
Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
County Commissioner Ed
Brimner caused a stir this past
week by sending an e-mail to
constituents that was sharply
critical of fellow Commissioner
In the note, Brimner called
Kessler "horribly ineffective" as
a commissioner for refusing to
compromise with other board
members on issues such as the
Brimner's message was for-
warded on a variety of e-mail
lists and became a topic of
discussion at Monday night's
county commission meeting.
During the "Citizens to be
Heard" portion of the meeting,
resident Suzanne Smith chal-
lenged the validity of Brimner's
description of Kessler. and ques-
S tioned the propriety of sending
Smith told Brimner she was
"disgusted" by the letter and
asked him to apologize.
Brimner did not respond at
the meeting, nor did Kessler.
Brimner frequently uses e-
mail when dealing with the pub-
lic and has a large mailing list.
He regularly sends our letters on
issues of concern, such as draft
ordinances he's working on.
In this e-mail, dated Sunday.
Oct. 1. Brinmer wrote a response
to an e-mail from an unidentified
citizen who said Brimner had
deviated from what he had cam-
paigned on two years earlier.
In a very long note, Brimner
responded to that and other
issues, taking frequent opportu-
nities to criticize Kessler for his
failure to compromise.
Pointing to the recent debate
on the millage rate and budget.
Brimner charged Kessler with
costing the county "hundreds
of thousands of dollars" while
playing to his supporters with a
demandto lower the millage to
"I proposed some real and at-
tainable reductions in requested
spending increases," Brimner
wrote of the meeting. "Commis-
sioner Kessler continued to bray
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9, .. .
Photos By Cal Jamison
More than 50 residents turned
out for a field trip this past Sunday
to help remove a car from a north
The car was thought to be a
1970s-era AMC Gremlin, but it
- turned out to be an old Honda
Civic. Itwas more than 30 feet
below the surface.
The event was spearheaded by
Friends of Wakulla Springs and
Concerned Citizens of Wakulla.
Volunteers also pulled thou-
sands of mimosa seedlings and
patrolled the area for litter.
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By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
About 60 people attended a
forum Tuesday night to hear a
presentation about a proposed
water bottling facility, its im-
pact on other water resources.,
and to ask questions. Those
in attendance included all five
county commissioners as well
as their political challengers in
the upcoming election.
Wakulla Springs Bottled Wa-
ter Inc.. has proposed withdraw-
ing less than 71,000 gallons of
water a day to be packaged in a
$20 million 'white-glove facility'
that would create about 50 jobs.
An earlier proposal to withdraw
1.4 million gallons a day was
voted down by the county com-
mission last year.
Owners Dan and Ruth High
attended but did not speak at
the meeting, which was held
Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the senior
center and conducted by facilita-
tor Carlos Alvarez.
Attorney Allison DeFoor, a
consultant on the project. said at
the forum that he was opposed
to the Highs' proposal last year
because he felt it was not being
done in the right way. Rather
than trying to avoid scrutiny.
DeFoor said, a project like this
should invite it and encourage
DeFoor contended that water
bottling is a sustainable enter-
prise that would pose no harm
to the resource. "It's shearing
the sheep instead of making
lamb chops," DeFoor said.
Hydrogeologist Todd Kin-
caid. who is well known for his
work mapping the caves and
conduits of the Wakulla Springs
basin, was hired by the Highs to
conduct an impact assessment
- and he told participantsthat
while the concern over the vi-
ability of Wakulla Springs has
focused on water quality, the
new issue will become water
Kincaid pointed out that the
largest water consumer in the
basin is the City of Tallahassee,
which withdraws more than
37 million gallons a day. The
flow of Wakulla Springs at low
level is 16 million gallons a day.
Kincaid noted, though, that
Tallahassee puts 20 million gal-
lons a day back into the system
- albeit as treated sewage water
at its sprayfield.
At the end of the forum. Kin-
caid added a word of warning
to those concerned about local
water issues, noting that within
a year the Northwest Florida
Water Management District will
establish minimum flow levels
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'Dr. Gene' Resigns From Medical Center
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Oi The Wakulla News
Dr. Gene Charbonneau.
known affectionately by his
patients as "Dr. Gene." has an-
nounced his resignation from
Wakulla Medical Center and
will leave the office probably
The cause of his departure,
he said, is a dispute with man-
agement over the number of
patients he should see. Also
leaving will be Nurse Practitio-
ner Quinn Noles.
"I'm really going to miss this
place." said Dr. Charbonneau.
who had served more than six
years at the medical center in
Panacea. which treats patients
regardless of whether they
have insurance. He will take a
new position as director of the
Liberty County Health Depart-
ment and will continue to live
in Wakulla County.
Charbonneau said the man-
agement of the center North
Florida Medical Center. which
operates clinics in the area in-
formed him that he needed to
see a larger number of patients
"That (26) is the number we
need to see to support the cor-
porate system and a computer
system that has been a com-
plete dog." he said. "I'tm not go-
ing to shortchange my patients
- but. unfortunately, that means
I have to leave them.
"Forty-five percent of my pa-
tients are medically indigent,"
he said. "These people take
a lot more time. The formula
that works for a private office.
doesn't work for my kind of
Dr. Charbonneau turned in
his notice of resignation last
week. He is contractually obli-
gated to give six weeks notice.
He said he was pleased to
have convinced management
of,the need for a new center,
built across the street from the
old location in the Panacea
SPlaza shopping mall. Dr. Char-
bonneau said the new 8.500-
square-feet facility is too big and
beautiful to sit vacant.
He believes the community
will receive continued medical
The building, which cost
$960,000 to build, was funded
through aloan by USDA Rural
Development and opened in
Dr. Charbonneau said he is
concerned about when manage-
ment will find a replacement
physician, noting there is a'
shortage of doctors, especially
in rural areas, and even more
so for those willing to serve
in a Federally Qualified Health
"I'm very disappointed to
leave here," Dr. Charbonneau
His biggest grgret is having
to resign from the Panacea Wa-
terfronts Committee, where he
has served as chairman since
the group's inception.
"I didn't get intomedicine to
get rich." Dr. Charbonneau said.
"and I certainly didn't get into it
to make somebody else rich."
Almanac Page 13
Business............ ... Page 15
Church Page 4
Classifieds................ Page 20
Comment & Opinion.. Page 2
Crossword Puzzle.......Page 21
Outdoors.................... Page 12
People Page 5
School....................... Page 11
Sheriff's Report.......... Page 16
Sports Page 10
SCounty Passes New
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By KEITH BLACKMAR
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Wakulla County officials opened the Wakulla
Welcome Center in Panacea in 2004 to help tourists
gain information about Wakulla County. Panacea and
the Big Bend of Florida.
But when the center opened, volunteers operating
the facility never dreamed that a waterfowl would
become an attraction himself.
Crawfordville resident Dorothy Holub serves as
the volunteer coordinator at the center and has been
an active volunteer since the facility opened. The
82-year-old was driven from her Panacea home by
Hurricane Dennis in 2005. but she has never given
up her desire to assist others.
Holub's daughter, Bonnie, helped Dorothy get
involved with the welcome center when she became
involved in the Blue Crab Festival. Proceeds from the
annual May event go toward the operation of the
Welcome facility on U.S. Highway'98.
During her time there. Holub has gradually earned
the trust of a heron named Herman, who enjoys
sitting on a tree limb near the wooden entrance
boardwalk until it is time to hunt along the coast
or enjoy a sardine treat.
"He loves sardines," said Holub. "I just throw them
into the (marsh) water and he flies down and gets
them. He is real friendly."
Holub said the welcome center gets visitors from
many areas, including Japan, Germany, Canada and
the United Kingdom. Since Herman is not afraid
of humans, he is willing to stay on his limb while
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By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of TheWakulla News
County commissioners agreed to blockade the
Rock Landing Pier in Panacea and post signs indicat-
ing the dock is dosed because it is unsafe.
''"' Commissioners agreed, at their meeting Monday,
.-. .Oct. 2. to have an engineer look at the structure and
determine if it can be salvaged or ifa new pier needs
to be built. County AdmiinistratorJoe Blanchard said
..... --...'..... c he would have a report for commissioners at the
next meeting, Oct. 16.
Commission Chairman Maxie Lawhon contended
that he already knew the answer to that question:
-K` t '!PS the dock needs to be torn down and a new pier
"We need to just go ahead and demolish it,"
The pier, at the end of Rock Landing Road at the
Panacea Marina, was built in the early 1960s, accord-
ing to residents, and replaced an earlier dock built
in the 1940s.
The pier was'constructed of concrete so that
vehicles could drive on it, and was designed and
designated for commercial fishing vessels to off-load
Two years ago, the county declared the pier unsafe
and began searching for money to rebuild it. At the
same time, the Panacea Waterfronts Committee had
plans drawn up and federal money for a new dock
Photo By Lynda Kinsey to be built next to the old one. It would provide
-'Herman' The Heron Please turn to Page 7
Catch And Release
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I'm also thankful for the.Kel-
ly family, who was also involved
in the accident, because even
though Mr;. Kelly was injured
he still called to check on my
husband once they were both
released from the hospital to
make sure he was OK and to let
my husband know that he was
OK as well. '
I'm also grateful for the'
many calls, visits, concerns and
especially the prayers that went
up because when praises go up,
Dirty Election Tactics
Unfair To Community
S. Editor, The News
When one reads the holy
In an ideal world, election season would be a time for book of various religions, it is
all to be on our best behavior. interesting to note the major-
Candidates would display the type of leadership skills ity have one thing in common
that qualify them for public office. And citizens would the command to love one
Proudly fulfill their civic duty, gathering as much infor- another. Recent polls show the
nation as possible about the issues and candidates and majority of Americans have
Voting accordingly, religious beliefs. The- polls do
Unfortunately, this election season in Wakulla has been not reflect how many practice
far from ideal. Throughout the pages of this edition ofThe, those beliefs.
Wakulla News, you will find a variety of articles regarding Centainly. the politicians in
Sthe not-so-positive side of local politics, this county do not all love one
You'll read about one candidate claiming that more than another. At times, it seems the
100 of his campaign signs were stolen or damaged over hatred is so thickit could be cut
Sthe weekend. And while that type of nonsense happens with a knife. Tiuly, itseems to
every election year in towns across the country, it doesn't me. civility, during an election
make it any less reprehensible. At best. it's unethical. At year' leaves Wakudla County.
One commissioner has used
worst, it's illegal. his county e-mail account to
We all should be embarrassed when we hear of this is misinfomati about
type of behavior, regardless of our feelings about the another commissrmaioner in re-about
another commissioner in re-
candidate who was targeted. sponse to a citizen's comments.
You'll also read the latest on the Wakulla Independent Hatred. from this man who fre-
Reporter, an anti-growth newsletter that is back again quently opens the county corn-
in time for another election season. Julia EHanway, the mission meetings with prayer.
newsletter's editor, claims that her publication is a news- is felt throughout his e-mail.
paper like any other and should be protected by the First Civic and political leaders. 1
Amendment. am told. are using their position
Well, we'll tackle that issue in a future editorial, but to intimidate their employees
let's just say that Hanway is not exactly standing on the and other people into voting
highest moral ground. Sending that publication to every against one particular commis-
*honmein the county just over a month before the general sioner.
election, and then suggesting that it is a "newspaper" and In one night here in a county
not a tool to influence voters, is simply disingenuous, with one of the largest law en-
Then there's the suddenly very public difference of forcement budgets. per capital.
o opinions between County Commissioners Ed Brimner and in the state. 100-plus campaign
Howard Kessler. Apparently frustrated by an e-mail attack signs of one candidate were
removed. Some of these were
:from an unhappy constituent. Brimner felt it necessary huge signs that required pull-
to send a testy mass response to anyone who has signed ing timbered frames from the
Sup for his widely circulated e-mail list. i ground.
In the note, Brimner defended his own record and then where was law enforcement?
proceeded to tear into Kessler. He complained that Kessler Surely on a Friday night, they
is "horribly ineffective" as a commissioner and suggested were on patrol, but not on cer-
:that his colleague simply panders to his constituents tain roads.
instead of working to achieve progress. Why does anyone fear the
S In reality, there's probably some merit to that complaint, presence of one person's cam-
Kessler should spend more energy trying to achieve small paign, signs? What are they
victories rather than standing resolute on so many issues, afraid of? Could they possibly
But he certainly isn't the only member of that board who be afraid the citizens are sick
could use some lessons in diplomacy, of the best government money
Ahd-is five weeks before the election-really the appro- can buy? Do they not give the
Spriate time' for Brimner to deliver such a harsh message citizens credit for having com-
:-about another commissioner? A -commissioner who just mon sense?
so happens to be up for re-election? We asked Mr. Brim- We have five weeks before
ner precisely that question, and he said he didn't have the election, and I urge all of
any regrets our political and civic leaders
any regret s. to search their souls before
We appreciate the fact that he is a man of conviction, to search their souls before
but we'd like to think Mr. Brimner would use a little more continuing with this form ofated
decorum next time around. opposition o one d
We wish these were the only troubling aspects of this count commission re-elected, they will
If he, is re-elected, theywill,
: election season. Unfortunately. they're not. still have their positions and
Among other issues, we also have been alerted to an their power, and the people will
ethics complaint filed against one candidate because still have a voice on the Board of
She handed out his county-issue business cards during a County Commissioners. Would
campaign visit. The complainant said that was a misuse they deny us that?
of county funds. Jimmie Doyle
Please. Is that where we really want to go? Crawfordville
We're so concerned about the wasting of taxpayer
i dollars, and so interested in playing "Gotchal." that we'll Family Thankful For
file a complaint with a state agency over business cards? QuickResponse
SKnowing full well that this state agency will now spend
even more taxpayer dollars investigating this ridiculous Editor, The News:
claim? On the evening of Sept. 20.
And that's solving something? 2006. my husband was involved
We love the fact that Wakulla Countians take local in a two-vehicle collision where
he suffered an injury to his
politics seriously. Too many residents of too many com- he that caused bruising to h
munities stumble through life in a state of apathy. a p n of hs b .
But just being interested in local politics isn't enough. to God and the fast response
We want our candidates -- and their supporters to fight fom Wakula Sheriffs Office,
Vigorously for their ideals. But just as important. we want the Fire Department. EMS, and
them to fight fair. the communication operators.
That hasn't happened enough. Alas. we're reminded Zack Dunlap and Tish Raker, he
That this isn't an ideal world. survived this horrific ordeal.
: *- ": A special thanks to Barbara
Thomas, who was the first one
v' ^y 'a l :to call me while she was on
v j fthe'scene. The calmness of her
voice and her assurance that he
Bwas going to be OK helped me
Su to remain calm.
1' irslr r-s-, Also a special thanks to
Doyle Hudson, who called and
said he would remain on the
..' scene until a family member
The Wakulla News (USPS 644-640) is published weekly :: arrived to gather my husband's
at 3119 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. belongings, and to Trooper
Periodicals postage paid at P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, Wilson for his respect and
F1. 32326-0307 Phone: (850) 926-7102. concern.
Band Director Went
Above And Beyond
Editor, The News:
We would like to exF
our appreciation to Mrs. E
Carlan, the band direct
Wakulla High School. She
the eighth-grade band men
from the two middle scl
a great experience at the
school game on Sept. 22.
They were treated to a
of what lies in store for
if they decide to continue
musical career and partic
in the high school band
gram. The students mar
into the stadium with the
school band and played r
in the stands with them fo
first half of the game.
To ensure that the stuck
would be prepared for the
ning. Mrs. Carlan took men
of her band leadership
over to the middle school
two occasions prior to
22, The eighth-graders enj
having a marching clinic
playing clinic working wit
high school students.
Many thanks go to,
Carlan, the high school
students, and the band b
ers for making the evenir
special for the middle si
WMS Band Dir
RMS Band Dir
Leaders Needed Fo
Editor, The News:
As one of 10 children r
on a small South Georgia
awoke each morning v
our father called out, "risi
shine." Discipline at that
precluded a second call.
SThe Tallahassee Demo
editorial on Saturday, Sep
addressed the. political p
of the Leon County neig
hoods. It begins, "Run for
Office in Leon County,
your county can do for you,
but what you can do for your
Call me at 926-3091 between
8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Leave your
name and number if I am ab-
blessings come down. For
I am truly thankful.
John A. John
Pressure Must Be
Getting To 'Clique'
Editor, The News:
Where is our law enf(
ment? Stealing is a crime.
ing onto private property
remove campaign signs sh
be a crime.
Campaign signs for tl
candidates were placed or
property by me, Friday n
the sign for one county
mission candidate was remi
without my knowledge or
I live within a mile or s
the sheriff's:department. W
was law enforcement?
signs left standing? ,
Intimidation tactics r
not be working well. Ma
the "clique" has learned pe
know they can vote for
they want to and no one
The oply thing left i
remove campaign signs of
one opponent they fear. Do
think that certain commissi
needs a sign for him to
My home is my property
no longer will I tolerate t
.ery and trespass. Anyone
wants to defeat the one
missioner who recognizes
need for an operational
to identify strengths and v
nesses. should begin looki
where the taxpayer mon
going and do something a
the waste, high taxes and
respect of citizens.
Applause to Commissi
Kessler for all he is doir
bring about an open.
est government in Wal
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orce- i One Candidate Fights
SGo- For Rights Of Citizens
would gEditor, The News:
Servel There is no better
three way to bring meaning to life
Imy than a commitment to serve.
eight, Letters Serving for the benefit of one's
com- fellow man is a very rewarding
moved 'better be prepared to pay hom- experience.
per- age to protecting neighbor- After growing up in Leon
hoods."' County, it was my decision to
so of St. Marks, Sopchoppy. Buck- serve in theU.S..Navy for 23
'here hornand ShellPoint appear to years. After retiring, we came
Two be our only cohesive neighbor- to Wakulla County. where I con-
hoods, but as far as I know. Shell tinued to serve five years as
nust .Point is'the only community Veterans' Service Officer, then
maybe that regularly holds non-parti- on the Planning and Zoning
ople san town hall meetings, inviting Board, and then on the County
who all candidates to appear, speak. Commission.
will and answer questions. During my two.terms as
Metropolitan Crawfordville county commissioner, my dedi-
s to is surrounded by several new cation to serve all the people
f the neighborhoods full of newcom- of Wakulla County continued,
they ers, largely commuters, who Being a commissionerisnot an
loner must find it difficult to keep easy job, especially when one
get abreast of county activities, wants to serve the people and
In 2005. I attempted to start not just specialinterest.groups.
. and a Jaycee organization, a national While on the commission. it
hiev- non-partisan club dedicated to was my duty to represent the
who training young leaders (Junior people and vote according to
com- Chamber of Commerce) some- their will.
Chamber of Commerce). some- The county experienced
s the thing Wakulla County needs. The county experienced
audir The Florida Jayceepresident. an many changes: explosive
veak- accomplished businesswoman, growth, increased taxes, de-
ng at was excited to hear from us and creased ability to make a de-
ey is promised to.help us organize, cent living as a commercial
bout A young man who is active fisherman, and destruction of,
I dis- in business and church volun- some of the natural beauty of
teered to contact Capt. Larry the county. Not once did. my
ioner Massa of.the sheriff's office vote reflect any special interest
'g to to get the names and phone never voting to raise taxes,
hon- numbers of the neighborhood restrict fishermen's abilities to
ulla residents continue making a living from
S presidents. sea or promote unplanned
Capt. Massa directs the vital the sea or promote unplanned
*tcalf Neighborhood Watch Gioup. growth. '7 .
ville We thought this would be one Commissioner Howard Kes-
way tofind young men and sler, District 4, has continued to
S womenr(ages 18-42)who might support and promote a govern-
Sbecome charter Jaycees. ment rof the people
Surprisingly, Capt. Massa Commissioner Kessler was
told this young leader that this elected four years ago. He
press- information was confidential listened to the people and en-
Becky and would not be released. sured their representation on
or at Thinking this could notbe true, the BOCC. i
gave I called an old acquaintance. As a registered Republican,
"bers Joe Blanchard. who is presently Commissioner Kessler has re-
hools interim Wakulla County Admin- gained active in the Wakulla
high istrator and was then Director County Republican Party and at
of Disaster Preparation in the the same time, has listened to
taste sheriff's office, and represented citizens from
them He had no luck getting the all parties. Keeping his Repub-
their information either. lican Party registration, he has
ipate we lost the battle, but hope- chosen to seek re-election with
pro- fully, not the war. no party affiliation,.
rched Wakulla County needs an He is a fiscal conservative
high Association of Neighborhoods. and always has been. He has
music a Jaycee organization, and a asked tough questions regard-
r the Welcome Wagon something ing the way your tax dollars
independent merchants could are spent. He has made valid
dents begin and benefit from. If' points during budget hearings
e eve- someone will get me the phone and has voted consistently for
nbers numbers of the neighborhood lower property taxes., He has
team presidents, I will ttempt o worked, and continues to work,
Is on organize az association. for accountability irn govern-
Sept. If there is a Jaycee out there Iment, for citizens' rights, and for
joyed who moved to Wakulla County, the protection of all our natural
and a call me and I will connect you resources.
h the to the youngbusinessman with Change is a given. We all
the organization file. Smallbusi- accept that, and Dr. Kessler has
Mrs. ness owners can organize, greet made cear his desire to bring
band the newcomers and compete about that change by a govern-
moost- with our retail giants. Many of ment responsive to the will of
ng so us prefer buying from you and the people not one run by
school your friendly employees. special interest groups. A vote
Citizens, rise and shine: To for Dr. Howard Kessler will be a
dson borrow a phrase from President vote to keep Wakulla special.
sector John F. Kennedy (a former Jay- Leon Nettles
cee president): "Ask not what Crawfordville
r D ow .
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006-Page 3
Hi neighbors, you have no
: idea what it takes for me to get
this computer working. It makes
me a little bit crazy.
No smart remarks, now. But
it does test your nerves when
it takes almost an hour to even
get it going. I keep praying that
a miracle will happen. And they
do, you know?
Anyway, moving right along,
we have had the strangest
weather here lately, and the
power in our town keeps going
off and on these past few days.
And I now have another mess
in my front yard. I honestly
don't think those are my trees
or limbs laying down out there
are you missing any?
Since I am so hard of hearing,
I don't even' know when they
took them down. I look out the
window after getting a phone
call, and there they are.
Oh well, it could be worse.
Neighbors, I don't know
About you, but I think we need
more light outside our post
'office at night. It is pitch black
when you go to check your mail
OK, so I am a night person.
SIt takes me awhile to be able to
walk, so I do a lot of things after
dark. And I think the security
light is out at the post office.
Congratulations to Mary and
Shane Strickland on their new
baby that is due next year. I
think they were both surprised
By Linda Walker
Daniel, being the youngest
and only boy, is hoping for a
little brother to make things
Neighbors, I want to thank
Jim and Betty Ward for putting
in a bigger night light at their
house. It is comforting to see.
a light out there when I take
the dog out. We just don't have
enough street lights in our little
Listen up people The Wakul-
.la News has asked me to turn
our column in on Mondays
now instead of Tuesdays. So
if you've got news that you
want to share, please call me at
925-0234 no later than noon on
Or put a note in our drop
box at Bo Lynn's no later than
Monday noon. And yes. I have
an answering machine since I
usually don't hear my phone
ring. Please leave a message.
Now, let's wish these special
people happy birthday: Jason
Ward on Oct. 2, Kent Murphy on
the 7th, Jacob Ruetth on the 9th,
and Arron Clore on the 10th
And a very happy anniver-
WEEK IN WAKULLA
S Thursday, October 5. 2006
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meet at the pubhc librar) at 6 p.m.
S BOOK NOOK. a program for elementary snhool-age children, meets at the public
hlbrar) from -:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Pose's Lip the Creek in Panacea at noor
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noorn
ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION meets at citr hall in St M ark at ,S p.m.
Friday. October 6. 2006
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets at the public library at 3 p.m.
PICKIN' N' GRNINN If.M SESSION '.ill be held at the senor center from 10
a.m. to noon I.Also on Tuesdals i
S Saturday, October 7,2006
*OLD JAIL MtSELUNM Util be open selling thrift shop and historical socier'itemsto
benefit reno'atiior of the museum from 9 a m to I p m
Mlonda\. October 9. 2006
CHRISTLAN COALITION meets ai the Thessalonia MissionarnBaptist Church in
the H\de Park commnrurm at 'p m
PL ANNING COMMISSION meets in the comnjssion boardroom at 7 p.m
SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION meets at cati hall in SopchoppN at 6 30 p.m.
VALUE .ADn.iSTMENT BO.RD meets in the commission boardroom at 9 m
\VFW meets at the post con Arran Road it 7 p m
YOG.A. taught bN Della Parkei-Hansori. meei at ithe public librar.t "' p m For
information, call 926-4 293.
Tuesda.. October 10. 2006
BIG BEND HOSPICE u ill hold a program commemorating it 23rd annmersar). at
the hospice office. 2889 Cra\,.ford%\ lle H'\% s. te 4, from 4 p.m iti6 pm
BOOK BABIES. a program tor infants and toddlers meets at the public library from
10 30 a m to 11-30 j.m
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS LUNCHEON ndl be held at TCC Wakulla
at noon For informauon. call Kalth' Asbell at 926-9005
FORLUM ON WATER BOTTLING PLANT dil1 be held at the senior center at 6 p.m.
NA meets at loanna Johinson' office in the Barry BuiJding at 7 p m
SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT will be held in the Wakulla High School audito-
rium at 7 p m iTh concert is geared to children 5 to II sears old. and the first 150
children i.ill rece.e a gift Admj'sson i free.
Wednesday October 11. 2006
AA meets at Ochlockonee Ba LU IC on Surf Road atr oon.n
BR.AIN GYM CLASS %k dIl be held at the emucor ciuzens center at 10.30( am
" FRIENDS OF \WAKLK LFA SPRINGS meet at the lodge ati Wakulla Spnngs State Park
at 6:45 p m
SCampaign Signs Taken
County Commissioner How-
ard Kessler confirmed to The.
Wakulla News that at least 100
of his campaign signs were
stolen or vandalized over the
Weekend in neighborhoods
Kessler. who is running for
re-election, said he received
numerous calls and e-mails
tion year. but nothing to the
extent of Kessler's.
sary to Pam and Chuck Shields
on the 3rd, Tammy and Keith
Ward on the 5th.
Neighbors, on our prayer
list this week, please remem-
ber Vance Chapman and his
little girl Lauren, Newell Ladd,
Thelma Murphy, Norma Folks,
Nettle Strickland and family,
Jim and Betty Ward, Bob and
Annette Carey, Darrell Hershey,
Daniel Stewart, my brother,
John 'Cowboy' Spillane, Jett
Harper, Benita Triplett and
family, Jerelene Howard, Nancy
Nichols, Terry and Peewee at
Shell Island, Jeff Humphries, La-
trelle Sessions and all of those
not named here.
Pray for our families, our
town, our country and pray for
peace. Pray for our soldiers still
overseas fighting this war.
Please add Pam Ward
Lawhorn to your prayer list.
And please pray that some:
doctor, somewhere, will fix my
foot. I am so tired of this,,
But it could be worse. I be-
lieve in miracles.
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wildlife activity. Hiking and
biking are on the rise and will
continue to increase as the days
Fishing will be winding
down by the end of October,
and hunters will begin to make
preparations for the upcoming
There' are more than 540
national wildlife refuges across
the country, offering a variety
of outdoor activities, including
fishing, hunting, environmental
education, wildlife observation
Many wildlife, refuges Ialso
offer nature hikes, bird watch-
ing tours, wildlife drives and:
trails, and other adventures.
Each year, more than 40 million
Americans discover the wonders
of nature by visiting a refuge.
In 1903, President Theodore
Roosevelt established Pelican Is-
land as the first national wildlife
refuge. Many wildlife refuges
serve as rest stops along the
major flywayss" used by count-
less migrating species, including
ducks, geese: and songbirds.
Wildlife refuges are home to
more than 700 species of birds,
220 species of mammals, 250
reptile and amphibian species
and more than 200 species of
;fish. For more information about
St. Marks National Wildlife Ref-
uge, call 925-6121 or visit http://
In honor of National Wildlife
Refuge Week, Oct. 8-14, St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge has
scheduled a number of events
and fee reductions.
The regular entrance fee for
driving down Lighthouse Rd. is
$5 per vehicle, but fees will be
waived during Refuge Week.
"National Wildlife Refuge
Week is a great time to visit a
refuge. Wildlife is very active in
the fall, making this one of the
best times of the year to experi-
ence the beauty and drama of
the outdoors," said James, Bur-
nett, manager of the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge.
Monarch Butterflies will soon
be moving'across the area, look-
ing for food before making their
big journey across the Gulf of
School field trips are sched-
uled most weekdays until
Thanksgiving, taking advantage
'of cooler weather and increased
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P.O. Box 1720 Ciawordville, FL 32326
SEstate Planning & Probate
Real Property Transfers
Saturday, October 7
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
3299 Crawfordville Hwy.
(1 2 MAiec S. of Courlthose)
'from residents after yard signs
began disappearing from homes
on Friday night. He said some
of his large road signs were
The Wakulla County Sheriffs
'. Office had no reports of signs
i being stolen, and county Super-
Svisor of Elections Sherida Crum
-said she had heard nothing of
SKessler said he doesn't re-
port such activity to the sheriff
because the signs become the
Property of his supporters once
They are delivered. It is up to the
residents to then file a report.
Other candidates have re-
Sported missing signs this elec-
Science Fair Scheduled
Wakulla Middle School will
Shold,its Science Fair Night on
Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 p.m.
until 7 p.m.
S Students and parents are
encouraged to attend and learn
more about how to complete a
science fair project.
Science On The Move from,
Florida State University will have
demonstrations throughout the
This year, the WMS science
fair will be held on Thursday,
-Dec. 7. Anyone interested in
Becoming a judge at the fair is
asked to contact Kathy Spivey at
926-7143, The book fair will also
be open on Oct. 5 for everyone's
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Page 4-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Henry Marsh, media mis-
sionary for the Assemblies of
God, will be the guest speaker
at Good News Assembly, of God
on Sunday morning, Oct. 8. Mis-
sionary Marsh will be working
in Bangladesh to provide Chris-
tian television programming for
Sunday School starts at 9:30
a.m., and morning worship be-
gins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Fielder
and the church family at Good
News Assembly would like to
invite everyone to join them this
Sunday in welcoming the Rev.
Marsh to our community.
Good News Assembly is lo-
cated at 2017 Bloxham Cutoff,
which is 1.6 miles east of the
light at Hwy; 319 and Hwy, 267.
The Crawfordville United
Methodist Church will celebrate
its 140th anniversary on Sunday.
Oct. 29. Program activities will
begin at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor
Tony Rosenberger delivering the
A covered dish luncheon will
follow in the church fellowship
hall. All community churches.
friends and neighbors are in-
vited to join in the special time
Sopchoppy Southern Baptist
Church has planned several
Homecoming services for Sun-
day, Oct. 8.
Sunday School will be from
9:45-10:15 a.m.; Morning worship
will start at 10:30 a.m.; Worship
through praise and song is from
10:30-11:30; Worship through the
Word is from 11:30-noon.
The message will be brought
by Brother David Carraway..
.Dirinner on the ground will
fply.w,.Therq will be,no evening
: worship services.
Everyone is invited to at-
Wakulla County resid
are invited to attend the f(
annual Clergy Appreciatior
ebration on Sunday. Oct. ;
6 p.m. at the Ramada Inn N
The cost is $25 per pe
and the registration deadli
Friday. Oct. 13. For more infc
tion, call Mother Jennie Hui
Pets Will Be
Mark your calendars for
day, Oct. 8. when St. Te
Episcopal Church will be I
ing pets. Blessing of the Ani
Begins at 4 p.m. at the church
the corner of Rehwinkel I
and Highway 98.
Bring your friends ani
and humans The offering
be donated to the Wak
County Animal Shelter.
I.ioht rrfreshments for
mans and animals will be
Pastor Appreciation Services
2 for Pastor E.M. Skipper will be
held Wednesday evening at
Macedonia Church with Host
Pastor Elder A. Morris.
Services will be held Thurs-.
Sday evening at St. John P.B.
Church with Elder Raymond
; Sander, host pastor.
S Worship service will be at
11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Nora
SP.B. Church with Sunday School
at 10:30 a.m. Host pastor will
be Elder S. Sims. The speaker
Swill be presiding Elder Clifford
. Williams from Apalachicola. The
public is welcome to all these
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A Free Press
Yr To Freedom
Terrence George Donnick, 57,
of Crawfordville died Sunday,
Sept. 24, in Crawfordville.
SThe funeral will be held at a
A native of Aspinwall, Penn.,
he had lived in Crawfordville
for five years after moving from
Mexico Beach. He retired from
the U.S. Army, where he received
the Bronze Star with Combat
V. He was a combat medic in
Vietnam in the 101st Airborne.
He received many other mili-
tary awards and was an 18-year
member of the Vietnam Vet Mo-
torcycle Club, He was a member
of the VFW of Leon County and
a lifetime member of the Ameri-
Survivors include his wife,
Sandi Donnick of Crawfordville;
two daughters. Terri Lynn and
Tracy Lynn: a stepdaughter.
KalieNicole; two sisters, Mary
Flickingewr and Janice Roach; a
brother. Thomas Donnick: and
other extended family members
of the motorcycle club.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.
John R. Wheeler Sr., 74, of
Crawfordville died Sunday, Sept.
24, in Medart.
Funeral services will be held
at a later date.
A retired U.S. Navy officer, he
served in the Korean War and
was a member of the American
Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts. He
was Methodist. He had lived in
Crawfordville for 27 years, mov-
ing from Putuxent River, Md,
He is survived by two sons,
John R!. Wheeler Jr. and Jeff
Wheeler; a brother, Dave Wheel-
er; and two grandchildren, Jef-
frey and Mattheiw.
"Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
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Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship .10:30 a.m..
Wed. adult, children & youth 7 p.m.
486 Beechwood Drive Crawfordville, FL.
(North of the Lower Bridge Road and
Spring Creek Highway intersection)
Rev. Dennis Hall, Pastor
Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS.
Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Worship 1,0:00 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Pastor Les Kimball
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557
United lMehodist Church
rSur.Jji C:..rcmpor. n Str.c.: ` il' rm.
Sunday Sdiu. t.,fr l ig,- 10 a.m.
rSundi 'iorip I a.m.
Wednesday Service 7p.m..
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Pastor Drew Standridge
"Where everybody is somebody in His body."
Sunday School ............... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..:.......10:30 a.m.
E.reing Worship................... p.m.
We-dre.,'day Evening I........ 6:45 p.m.
Pastor Gary rucker
Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan. Church Road
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Sunday) School II a m
sunday, \\or:hip Ia in
E cnirig \\orhlp 6 p.m
\\ednesda) Seiice. m.
& Y.oulth Ser ;ce pn .
Ro, al Rangeri ... ... p.m
Rliisu:,nene- ". p m
spin Wrought Christian Center
A Word if Faoth Churih
Schedule of Ser\ ices
*Sunday 11 a.m.
*Wednesda 7 p.m. I I
* Thursday Ladies
Bible Stud 10 a.m.
S 2263 Curtis Mill Rd.
Sopchopp',. FL; 962-3774
Pastor John S. Dunning
iFrom Rrma Bblr Ti,,n Ccnrl
Funeral Home, Inc.
551 West Carolina St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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"Serving Tal=3797FWth Quality Work Since 1976"
24 Mission Road,,Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears
l Od tior 0oin ee
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Vaslor G rer emipfeton
New Home Baptist Church
gain 786 Sopchoppy Hwy (US 319)
Sopchoppy, FL 32358 Preachi
With Evangelist James Lyman
Oct. 8th @ ll:0.am & 6:00pm
Oct. 9th. 10th, 11th @ 7:30pm
St. Elizabeth :
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
1.255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & LUS98
Holy Eucharist 8:30 am
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Reverend John Spicer
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W akT ll 1391CrawfordvilleHighway
Scak T11 'H 1rn 8 S Crawfordville, FL 32327
W, U .dP-lS.ICI-I .
Sunday Activities Wednesday Evening Activities
Continental Breakfast 9:15 a.m. Family Night Supper 5:30 p.m.
Bible Study/Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Children/Youth/Adult Activities 6:45 p.m.
Worship Service 11 a.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
Ba ;ii C(-hu1,ch
3086 Crawfordville Hw.y.
(South of'the Courthouse)
Church Office: 926-7896
Morning Worship 1
Evening Worship '
(call for reservations)
Prayer/ Bible Study
Hwy 319 Medart,
/l h j 3Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
DC)a 0 Sunday School 9.45 a.m.
SMoming Worship 11.00 a.m
A, |. AWANA Clubs 4:00 p.m.
Youth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
SEvening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.
Our Mission is: Loving God ad Loving Oters
through Worship, M istry amd Service.
Operating like a family, strong m the Word of God, warm and
inviting. Powerful ministries for strengghining our families.
Reaching Children, Youth, Adults and Seniors for Jesus.
We will look forward to secing you this Lord's Day.
Sophoppy Southern Baptist Church
117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy
Octoe1r 8, 2006
Sunday SchOlW 9:45 AM 10:15 AM
Morning Worship & ,Ptsse through Music & Song
ng like it should be
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Church Of Christ United
Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Sunday: Bible Study...9:30 a.m. Methodist
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .............5 p.m. Church
Wednesday: Bible Study...7 p.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Visitors are welcome! Worship I I a.m.
Home Bible Courses available... Pastor Brett Templeton
please call for details, 4
: 962-2213 850-962-2984
Id Fashioned ReAiy
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006-Page 5
Happy first birthday to twins
Ashley Lynn Winkler on Oct.
1, 2005, and Kayley Elizabeth
Winkler on Oct. 2.
They are the daughters of
Lane anendori Winkler of Craw-
Maternal grandparents are
Franklin and Carol Keller of
Crawfordville. Paternal grand-
parents are David and Deborah
Winkler of Crawfordville. Pater-
nal great-grandparent is Jewell
Wood of Tallahassee.
They join a sister, Amber
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Big Bend Hospice will com-
memorate 23 years of compas-
sionate care and service on
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the hospice
office, 2889 Crawfordville Hwy.,
Everyone is invited to stop by,
enjoy cake and punch and meet
the new hospice president and
CEO, Carla Braveman.
Donations will be accepted for
basic comfort items for patients.
such as nutritional supplements,
Depends, unscented lotions, lap
quilts, bed jackets, or even a cud-
dly stuffed animal.
The organization started 23
years ago when a group of
volunteers saw a dream take
form when Big Bend Hospice
was licensed as an independent
non-profit provider of hospice
care for Wakulla County and
the other seven counties of the
area. Today, there are 300 staff
members trained to care for
those with life-limiting illness,
plus more than 300 trained
Big Bend Hospice is also
about supporting the patient's
family, being there every step
of the way, giving guidance and
support to a caregiver any time
of the day or night.
The public event is sched-
uled to be held from 4 p.m. to
Tree & Landscape Ordinance
Value Adjustment Board
Wakulla Springs Water Bottling Plant
Open Forum Location TBA
ALL WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC HEARINGS AND COMMISSION
MEETINGS ARE OPENTOTHE PUBLIC.
Wakulla County does not discrirfinate on the basis of Race, Color; National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age or Handicapped status in
,-iri.,T,,i l:, r : f,,e revision of services. Handicapped individuals may r-.:-., : i: ...:-..n .::.rrn... ..:.r, ,t- one working days
nr,,,: i i.r :-.: lr, 2 i: I 1 : If special accommodations are required, please call (850) 926-0919,TDD (850) 926-1201.
Call or come by for more information on how you and your family members can join!
Fredrick I. McClendon
Happy first birthday to Fred-
rick I. McClendon on Sept. 24.
He is the son of Fred and Dawn
McClendon of Wakulla Station.
SGrandparents,are Don and
Sharon McClendon of Wakulla
Station and Lee and Hilda Morris
of Panama City.
Great-parents are the late Pete
and Linell Posey, formerly of
Crawfordville, and the late Fred
and Thera McClerdon. formerly
of Lake City
Happy first birthday to Emma
Josey on Monday, Oct. 2. She is
the daughter of Joelea and Chris
Josey of Georgia.
Maternal grandparents are
James and Johnnie Stoutamire
of Crawfordville. The paternal
grandparents are Eddie and
Sandy Josey of Georgia.
are Mr. and Mrs. J.C.'Josey of
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Mel and Dee Goffinet
Wakulla County residents
Mel and Dee Goffinet will cel-
ebrate 64 wonderful years of
marriage on Sunday, Oct. 8.
To honor the couple, close
friends and family will host a
day filled with live music, food
The Goffinets' family mem-
bers wish them "many more
years of health and happiness.
What a milestone"
Boarding space is
for any holiday 6-
Say You Saw It In The Wakulla News .
Thie Wakulla ICouty Coalitioa fbr
When: Saturday, October 7th
Where: Riversprings Middle School
**Free Food, Door Prizes and Entertainmentl **
DISC Village, Inc., Wakulla County School Board,
Wakulla County Sheriffs Department, and
Wakulla Board of Commission.
Wakulla Youth Summit Goal: Inform youth and families in Wakulla County about
substance abuse issues and encourage community involvement and commitment to
prevent youth substance abuse in Wakulla County.
, 1. I
Ojorest anima'I Xospita'
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS' SCHEDULE FOR WORKSHOPS,
PUBLIC HEARINGS & MEETINGS-
Page 6-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Krista Thurmond Marries Kietzman
SKrista Thurmond and Dale
Kietzman III were married Aug.
4 12 at Malloy's Nursery in Mon-
" ticello. The bride's grandfather,
' former Wakulla County Clerk
"of Court J. Harold Thurmond,
performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
o Duane and Debbie Thurmond of
" Crawfordville. She is the grand-
a daughter of Frank and Connie
SMathers, J. Harold and Janie
* Thurmond, and the great-grand-
a daughter of Eula Mathers, all of
The groom is the son of
SDale and Alma Kietzman of
Tallahassee. He is the grandson
of Ramon and Janie Shepard of
The couple are both em-
Sployed by the state Department
' of Corrections. .
The matron of honor was
Jody Durban of Starke. Ramon
Kietzman, brother of the groom,
Served as best man. The flower
Girl was Cheyenne Singletary.
Ring bearer was Carlos Men-
doza, cousin of the bride. Ush-'
ers were Michael and Anthony
Thurmond, brothers of the bride.
Meagan Thurinond, cousin of
Sthe bride, played the harp.
Mr. and Mrs.Dale Kietzman III
After a honeymoon in the olina and Tennessee, the couple
Smoky Mountains of North Car- will reside in Tallahassee.
Society To Sell
Christopher Burdette And Jeanette Gonzalez
To Marry Burdette
SPeter and Donna Gonzalez uate of Wakulla High School a
i announce the upcoming mar- is currently attending Tallah
, riage of their daughter. Jeanette see Community College. S
Christina Gonzalez, to Christo- is employed by HamaknockE
pher Burdette. BBQ.
He is the son of Charles Her fiance is a 2004 gradu;
'Michael and Frances Ann Bur- of Wakulla High School and
dette. employed as a manager at I
The bride-elect is a 2005 grad- maknockers BBQ.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006-Page 7
Resident Is First To
Earn Solar Rebate
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
Crawfordville resident David
Marsh became the first person
in Florida to receive a rebate
from the state under a program
designed to encourage citizens
to install solar energy systems.
Marsh, who owns Tallahas-
see Energy and Construction, a
firm that deals in solar equip-
Sment, spent $30,000 to install
solar panels for an electric grid
connection on his Wakulla
County home. For that, the state
sent him a check for $14,000 as a
rebate, and he is entitled to a 30
percent tax credit up to $2,000
on his federal income tax.
The solar system ties into the
electric grid in his home, and
excess energy generated goes
into Talquin's system at a rate
of five cents per kilowatt hour,
the wholesale rate.
It's not a big saver, Marsh
acknowledges. He hopes to save
$30 a month.
The rebate is calculated
based on $4 per watt, up to a
maximum 5,000 watt system,
Continued from Page 1
additional slips for shrimp, crab
and charter boats as well as
County Grants Coordinator
Pam Portwood told commission-
ers that the courity had received
a grant, which was later re-
scinded when the county could
not get permits from the state
to move the dock and expand
SContinued from Page 1
about a millage rate he (and I)"
knew would never pass."
Brimner listed other instances
of Kessler's refusal to, compro-
mise and then stated his phi-
losophy that he "would rather
be known as an effective elected
"I think the actions of Com-
missioner Kessler are totally
unacceptable," Brimner wrote. "I
want to work with Commission-
er Kessler to solve the problems
facing Wakulla County ... [but]
he needs to learn to compromise
and work with the board."
In a very brief, two-line writ-
ten statement! provided to The
Wakulla News before the com-
mission meeting Monday. Kes-
sler wrote: "I am mystified as to
why Commissioner Brimner has
chosen to make such a personal
political attack on me using the
county Web e-mail. His state-
ments are factually wrong."
In an interview before the
commission meeting, Brimner
did note an error in his e-mail,
attributing a motion to Kessler
that he did not make or vote for.
But otherwise, Brimner said he:
did not regret what he wrote.
"I stand behind that e-mail,"
Brimner said, adding, "Commis-
sioner Kessler is a brilliant man,
but he can't get anything done
because he won't compromise.
And I wish he would."
Asked whether it was appro-
priate for one sitting commis-
sioner to criticize another during
an election, Brimner answered:
"The fact that there's an election
going on makes it a perfect time
to talk about this."
"Kessler," he said, "needs to
quit insisting on being right and
settle for being effective."
"It's too important," Brimner
said when asked why now. He
added, "I am not going to shy
away from being a lightning rod
Continued from Page 1
visitors walk nearby.
S"I think he is. one of the
most photographed birds in the
county," said Holub. "Everybody
has taken a picture of him."
Holub invites visitors and
local residents to come to Pana-
cea arn look over the welcome
center and perhaps say hello to
Herman. There are rotating art
displays in the building and in-
formation available on a variety
or $20,000. Marsh's system is
Other solar equipment can
also earn rebates: solar water
heaters, which have an average
cost of about $4,500, offer a sav-
ings of about $60 a month for a
family of five. The state offers
a rebate of $500 on the system,
and it is also eligible for a 30
percent tax credit up to $2,000.
Even solar pool heaters can
earn a $100 rebate, though no
tax credit, Marsh said.
Commercial installations can
earn a rebate of up to $100,000,
Marsh said, with an unlimited
tax credit of 30 percent of the
"A lot of people just don't
know about these programs,"
said Marsh, who started his
solar company in 1980.
Without the state rebate,
Marsh said, he wouldn't have
been able to afford the system
In Tallahassee, he has worked
with Habitat for Humanity and
will be installing solar water
heaters in 28. homes.
Commissioner Howard Kes-
sler brought up the issue of
the pier's safety as well as the
county's potential liability.
"I think if we do tear it down,"
Commissioner Ed Brimner said,
"we need to immediately start
"Even if we have to borrow
the money." Chairman Lawhon
interjected, finishing the thought
if it's going to be good for the
At the meeting.:Suzanne
Smith said she found objection-
able a description of Kessler as
"a multi-millionaire who is used
to demanding and getting imme-
diate action from those working
Earlier ithe meeting, Briin:
ner was listed as an applicant in
a rezoning request, along with
R.H. Carter. who sought to re-
zone three acres from Rural Resi-
dential to General Commercial
to expand his Mill Creek Plaza,
south of Crawfordville.
Carter offered to buy property
from Brimner and another land-
owner, Katrina White.
The item gave Brimner's crit-
ics ammunition to claim he was
a hypocrite for his involvement
in the rezoning after he had
expressed concern about the
.potential conflict of interest in
the development activities of
former County Administrator
Sopchoppy resident Larry,
Roberts read some of Brimner's
comments taken from previous
news articles about the conflict
of private interests with public
Barwick was fired in earlier
this year by the commission be-
cause of his perceived conflicts
of interest, and Roberts com-
mented that if the former county
administrator had conflicts, then
Brimner with his additional
influence as an elected official
certainly had,a conflict.
Before the matter was even
discussed, Brimner declared he
would be abstaining and, when
its did come time for a vote, the
rezoning failed 2-2, with Kessler
voting against it along with
Chairman Maxie Lawhon.
Commissioners Henry Vause
and Brian Langston supported
"It's a beautiful place," she
Tests Show Plant
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
The City of Tallahassee's sew-
age sprayfield, while it makes
up only four percent of the
land in the Woodville basin, is
responsible for more than half
the nitrates in the basin's aqui-
fer. Medium-density residential
development, five percent of
the land use in the basin,.is re-
sponsible for 35 percent of the
Those are the findings of
scientist Sean McGlynh, whose-
firm McGlynn Laboratories has.
conducted a three-year study for
the Leon County Commissiono
the Woodville Recharge Basin..
McGlynn has submitted his
report to Leon County's scientific
advisory committee and held
a public meeting on Thursday,
Sept. 28, in Woodville to discuss"
the findings in the report.
While the study stopped
at the Leon County line, McG-
lynn said the findings would
still be consistent into Wakulla
"The model really needs to go
to Wakulla Springs and Spring
Creek," McGlynn said, "You
know, the discharge points."
Besides the impact of the
sprayfield and medium-density
development, low-density resi-
dential development accounted
for six percent df nitrates.
In looking at land uses in
the Woodville basin, McGlynn
determined that more than 75
percent of the land in the basin
is undeveloped, with fully half of
it in pine plantation, 15 percent
in scrub and brush, five percent
in hardwoods, four percent wet-
lands, one percent in cypress,
and one percent open water,
Continued from Page 1
for Wakulla Springs. All water
permits within the basin will be
subject'to change after that.
He noted failures of water
regulation in the state: Wakiva
Springs near Orlando, and the
loss of all second magnitude
springs in Hernando County
because of water withdrawal by
the City of Tampa.
The problem, Kincaid said, is
that, "Water is cheap, so nobody
cares about it." Look around
the room, he said, and think of
how many people live in the
basin. And yet these are the only
people who attended.
One of the benefits of the.
Highs' proposal, he added, is that
private use of water such as a
-bottling plant gives an economic
value to water.
Many of the citizens who
spoke at the forum seemed to
.have some connection to the
Highs and voiced their support
for the project as an economic
boon to the county. A few said
they hadn't made up their minds
yet and intended to gather more
"People who didn't grow up
here don't understand what
it was like and what we want
for our children," resident Bil-
ly Pigott said, recounting his
first job cutting weeds on his
grandfather's peanut farm and
his second job pumping gas on
weekends. He was later able to
attend college and practice a
trade, he said, but there is still a
need to create local jobs.
Hess and Michael Keyes were
among the few who spoke
against the project; with Hess
saying that water is a common
resource belonging to the county
and not a resource from which.
the Highs should profit.
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from DeFoor that, "Water is the
next oil." Keyes said that should
be regarded as a warning for
citizens to be wary. The big oil
companies, Keyes said, are not
good stewards of the resource.
And, Keyes added, "Corpo-
rate water thieves are not good
Jack Leppert, a founder of
Friends of Wakulla Springs,
said he still had unanswered
questions about the project: Is
this only about water, or will
there be some fruit juice drink
in the future? And is there some
company behind this venture
or is this just the High family
Leppert rioted that the board
of Friends of Wakulla Springs
was to meet on Wednesday,
and that the main topic was ex-
pected to be the bottling plant.
He said he had heard different
views from board members,
with some suggesting it would
be a great thing to have the
bottling plant as an industrial
partner, since the owners would
obviously have a stake in keep-
ing Wakulla Springs dean.
On the other side, Leppert
said, others had asked if it was
the camel's nose under the tent.
Was it 60,000 gallons a day this
year, then 600,000 gallons the.
next year and six million the
year after that?
Leppert indicated'the group
would likely issue a statement
at the next forum, which is set
for Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the se-
nior center at 6 p.m. .
Attorney Nancy Linnan of
the law firm Carlton Fields, who
is advising the Highs on the
project, noted the proposal is
nowhere near being ready for a
vote. She put forth a timetable
in which a text and map comp
plan amendment would be pro-
posed for the county commis-
sion's consideration in January,
with eight or-nine months of
input from the public and state
agencies before a final vote.
What will be proposed, Lin-
nan said, is a new land use
to be known as Bottled Water
Plant, which will carry numer-
DeFoor said the facility itself
would have economic benefits
to the county including $100,000
in property taxes and a $1.5 mil-
lion payroll for 52 employees.
He the company will propose
a revenue-sharing plan with.the
county, with the proceeds to go
toward retrofitting septic tanks
to advanced systems. He also
promised to be "good green
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Page 8-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Controversial Publication Returns To Print
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
OfThe Wakulla News
On the heels of the filing of
a federal lawsuit, a new issue
of the Wakulla Independent
Reporter has been published.
The 12-page tabloid arrived in
most county postal customers'
mailboxes last week.
"I'm glad to be printing
again," Julia Hanway, the publi-
cation's editor, said this week.
The publication and its pub-
lisher have been at the center
of controversy since the state
Elections Commission deter-
mined it is an "electioneering
communication," not a newspa-
per, and thus subject to finance
With help from the American
Civil Liberties Union, Hanway
filed a lawsuit in U.S. District
Court in Tallahassee asking the
court to find the publication is
a newspaper. The paper, which
is sent out free to area postal
customers, is published by
Hanway's company, MicroType
Graphics, and funded by the Sid
Torbit Memorial Fund.
In August 2005, the elections
commission dismissed the com-
plaint against Hanway, finding
that the violation of election
laws was not willful.
Asked about the timing of
the new publication, a month
before the November gener-
al election, Hanway said she
hadn't given it much thought.
"I don't think my paper has
anything to do with the elec-
tion," she said.
Hanway said she had re-
ceived many positive phone
calls and e-mails regarding the
new issue, which features a lead
story about the Florida Times-
Union naming Mashes Sands
Beach as the eighth most-pol-
luted beach in the state.
Other stories include "Sell-
ing The Public On Selling (Out)
Our Aquifer," about the pro-
posed water bottling plant; how
increased property valuations
have resulted in a tax increase
even with a lower millage rate;
and a glowing profile of Prop-
erty Appraiser Anne Ahrendt,
who is up for election next
There is an editorial sup-
porting a local tax break for
veterans, as well as a story on
the legal challenges faced by
Before the current issue, dat-
ed September 2006, the three
previous issues were published
in October 2004, February 2005,
and May 2005.
The elections complaint was
filed in November 2004 after
the first issue, which had no
masthead nor any indication
of who produced it, and which
urged voters to reject the re-elec-
tion of Mike Stewart and Maxie
The second issue identified
Hanway as the editor and Mi-
croType as the publisher, with
support from the Sid Torbit Me-
morial Fund, which was created
in January 2005.
The current issue notes that
the fund is not non-profit and
asks readers for donations.
SWHS Rewards Students
For FCAT Improvements
Wakulla Station's Ann Horn Shows A Quilt
Locals Participate In Quilt Shows
Wakulla County resident
Tristan Mor of Crawfordville
was one of six women who
'decided to form a quilt guild in
Tallahassee 25 years ago. Since
the small beginning in 1981,
the guild has grown to more
than 200 members and includes
many individuals from Wakulla
The Museum of Florida His-
tory and Quilters Unlimited of'
Tallahassee are displaying a
variety of quilts during a show
that runs through Dec. 3.
Two special events will be
held on Oct. 7 and Oct. 28. The
Oct. 7 event will be,the history
of quilting in Florida, "Common
Threads: Community Quilting
tion workshop will be held on
Oct. 28. The final day of the
show will feature a drawing
for a hand-quilted queen size
quilt. The quilt is on display,
and chances to win the quilt
may be purchased during the
show for $1.
SAnn Horn of Wakulla Station,
a member of Quilters Unlim-
ited for 15 years, is known for
her bright jewel tone quilts..
"Quilters are hiding all out in
the woods in Wakulla County,"
The show is free and open
to the public in the R.A. Gray
Building, 500 S. Bronough St.
For more information, call 245-
Friday, Sept. 22, was a day
of celebration at Wakulla High
School. In addition to the an-.
nual homecoming activities,
WHS held its first FCAT Awards
Assembly. Awards were given
to students for outstanding
achievement on the state as-
The top 10 scores in reading,
math and science were recog-
nized with Wal-Mart gift cer-
,tificates. Gift certificates were
also given to the 10 students
who made the most learning
gains in reading and the 10 who
made the most gains in math.
Students who scored a 5.0 or
above on the FCAT writing were
Students who recorded a
Level 3, 4 or 5 on reading and/or
math, made a learning gain in
reading and/or math or scored
3.5 or above on FCAT writing,
were given the opportunity to
participate in a prize drawing.
The lucky winners were:
Paige Lease, $250 Wal-Mart gift
certificate; Eric Posey, MP3 play-
er; Zachary Nicholson, digital
camera; Melissa Davis, portable
DVD player; Laura Flourney,
portable TV/Radio/CD player
Thirty-dollar gift certificates
to AMC movies went to Phillip
Highsmith, Amanda Weems,
Rochelle Bennett, Christopher
Self and Douglas Lawhorn.
Reading teacher Karrie Mus-
grove presented READ 180 Top
Learning Awards to Phillip
Magee, Vanessa Walker and
Stacy Williams. Hannah Lingo,
Jarred Sanders, Quamay Har-
vey and Harold Williams were
also awarded $25 Wal-Mart gift
certificates for their perfect at-
tendance at the Summer High
School Prep course.
Sharon Odiorne, Intensive
Reading teacher at WHS, had
wonderful comments about the
student incentives program.
"Our students love the idea
of working toward a tangible
goal, and we know that having
this program in place will cer-
tainly underline their dedicated
approach to reading," Odiorne
Assistant Principal Jackie
High praised the students for
their outstanding efforts and
challenged them to top their
performance on this year's
Principal Mike Crouch stated
that the results of the test for
this year will be positively af-
fected by the enthusiasm gener-
ated by the awards ceremony.
"Our students are gearing up
to make this year the best ever
at WHS, and their accelerated
learning is sure to pay off,"
Fo r i itorical Calendar
The Tallahassee Community
College African-American His-
tory Month PlanningCommittee
is accepting nominations for the
annual African-American History
The individual nominated
must have made significant
contributions in Leon and/or
surrounding counties. As the
nominator, we request that you
complete a form located on our
Web site; The committee will
screen the riominatiois and
select the individuals to be hbn-
ored in the 2007 African-Ameri-
can History Calendar.
The deadline for nominations
is Oct. 13, 2006. Nomination
forms can be found at www.tcc.
STallahassee Community Col-
lege will formally celebrate .its
40th Anniversary with a gala
event on Friday, Oct. '6, at FSU's
University Center Club. The
President's Reception begins at
6 p.m., with entertainment by
Pam Laws. Dinner-and program
begin at 7 p.m., during which a
video will highlight the past 40
years of the College.
Tickets are $25 for TCC fac-
ulty, staff and students and
$40 for the general public. Call
850-201-6065 or e-mail Alumni@
Josten's was scheduled be at
WHS' on Wednesday; Oct. 4, to
pass out order forms for senior
announcements and caps and
gowns. The merchant will return
to the school on Oct. 11 to re-
ceive completed packets and will
also be available to accept orders
from 5 p,m. to 7;30 p.m. in the
auditorium lobby entry hall.
. Two payments may be made
for seniors: $60 deposit for an-
nouncements, and $30 full pay-
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'Owning' Pets Is OK Too
By HEIDI CLIFTON
President, CHAT Of Wakulla, Inc.
Animal rights or animal
welfare? What is the difference?
This article expresses my views
and not necessarily the ones
of the membership of CHAT of
Animal rights activists would
like to see the word "guardian"
replace the word "owner" when
it comes to caring for animals.
In a few places in the Unites
States, that has already hap-
pened. In theory, a guardian
could be sued on behalf of the
animal because it did not "want
to have puppies," "did not want
to obey," and the list goes on.
Animal rights activists who
promote guardianship instead
of ownership say they care for
By GEORGE WEYMOUTH
I was impressed with Red.
Red stood out among the
other penned dogs at the
Wakulla Animal Shelter. He
held his tail real high and had
a "cock of the walk" stance. He
looked in good health, so I paid
my fees for vaccination, tags,
etc., and took him home.
Red adapted very quickly,
accepting us almost immedi-
I gave him a joy ride in our
vehicle, and he nearly went
"ballistic" when he saw our
neighbor's dogs. This was not
a good sign. I didn't want a vi-
cious or mean dog.,
One day he got hold of a
knuckle joint bone. When I tried
to retrieve it from him, he gave
out a deep growl and I decided
to back off -.he could have the
I had my. rules, and he had
his. I could flex. But about one
week later, when he came strut-
ting into the yard with a gopher
tortoise pulverized between his
jaws, that was it. I'd had itl I
Took him back to the shelter.
For the same reason I've
animals, but their major goal
is to break new ground, pro-
mote their agendas, and push
through new laws just to prove
that they can. I could name a
few organizations, but won't,
that through superb marketing
techniques play on the sympa-
thies of the public and in return
get all kinds of endorsements
There is nothing wrong with
being an ownerof animals.
Most owners will see to it that
their pets are provided with
food, water, medical care and
the comforts that life awards
most animals in today's soci-
Animal welfare means edu-
cating those who need to im-
prove their standards of care, no
matter whether we are talking
about pets or livestock.
Animal welfare groups
would be willing to improve
conditions for animals by talk-
ing to agriculture departments,
wildlife people and animal
owners in general to form good
Think about it. Will your pet
be happier because you are a
guardian instead of an owner?
I do not believe so. What
they care about is your love and
the care you give to them.
I think that I will stick with
being my dog's owner. I will
choose the vet, buy the dog
food and take care of all the
other things that are required
to give them the best life they
Come see us at Hudson
Park this Saturday, Oct. 7, for
the Second Annual Paws Poker
Run festivities. Look throughout
The Wakulla News for more
It should be a lot of fun to
look at all the bikes and hot
rods. The "Pink Shoelaces"
will be there to entertain ev-
Have your animals, spayed/
neutered. If you need financial
assistance, please call the shel-
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also gotten rid of all the cats,
I do riot want any critter that
I feed killing "my" wildlife on
or near the property, nor do I
want them straying at night
(as many dogs do) and chasing
I also want to have my pets
under control when it comes
to wandering out to a road or
street and either causing an ac-
cident or losing their life.
This particular property was
northeast of Larry Cook's tree
farm near Lost Creek. Most of
the property would flood when
the creek was high, but there
were approximately two acres
of high and dry sandy soil that
the gophers loved. Three to
four tortoises burrowed their
flat-bottomed dens around this
Employed as an Enviionmen-
tal Specialist at Tate's Hell State
Forest, between various jobs I'm
trying to locate gopher tortoise
colonies in this huge 200,000-
There aren't many colonies
left, and it seems many tor-
toises' have been eliminated by
the logging industry, as well as
being eaten by the locals (espe-
cially in the past).
Development has been the
.hardest on gopher tortoise
The state has spent mil-
lions to put as many as 67,000
into preserves, but it is esti-
mated that at least half of these
'haven't thrived in their new
In a recent computer print-
out, I was stunned to learn that
over 1.6 million acres of high
and dry tortoise habitat in the
last century has been lost.
Another sickening fact is that
under existing rules, permits
called "incidental takes" have
been issued to build on as
many as 74,000 acres of tortoise
Developers in one county
spent over $3 million to build
on top of 6,000 tortoises. Of
more than 2,500 acres of prime
gopher tortoise habitat. ofily
168 was saved. -
In another county, more
than 3,400 tortoises were lost
because developers paid over
$4 million to develop on the
high sandy areas that these
Remember, they are a,"key"
species. Their burrows provide
shelter for more than 200 ver-
tebrates (mammals, frogs, etc.),
and 300 invertebrates, such as
When an area is bulldozed,
entire communities of gopher
to noises can be wiped out. The
whole ecosystem collapses.
If you're fortunate to have
these tortoises on your land, do
everything possible to assure
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Alicia Mersdorf serves as the
Coordinator of the new Evening
and Weekend Nursing Program
at Tallahassee Community
College. This new program,
which started in June 2006,
was made possible through a
$254,000 grant awarded to TCC
as pait of the first-ever SUCCEED Florida Career
Education Grants. TCC was one of 16 institutions to
receive a nursing grant through. SUCCEED Florida.
Mersdorf, who earned her master's degree in
nursing at FSU in 2002 and taught at the school
for five years, said that students should be able
to complete the program in three years. There
are 20 students who are currently enrolled in
the program, and shehopes to have, at least 24
students by next June.
"The best part of my job is teaching and being able
to have that one-on-one time with the students," '
Mersdorf said. "I have adjunct faculty that help
in the labs right now, and the students are in the
labs seven hours a week. Then I'm here from 12-4
p.m. on Saturdays, which allows me to have that
individual time with the students."
Mersdorf is currently adapting available technology
to be able to provide web-based course offerings.
Currently, students in the program receive a CD that
contains class lectures and .materials for students
to utilize throughout the pro im. This technology,
along with computers and other teaching tools, was
made available through SUCCEED Florida funds.
"It was a challenge to put this program together,"
Mersdorf admitted, 'but it could not have been
possible without the supportive administrators
and colleagues I have here at TCC."
TCC now accepting nominations for
African-American History Calendar
The Tallahassee Community College African-American
History Month Planning Committee is accepting
nominations for the Annual African-American History
Calendar. The nominated individual must have made
significant contributions in Leon and/or surrounding
counties. As the nominator, we request that you
complete the nomination form on our Web site. The
African-American History Month Planning Committee
will screen the nominations and select the individuals
to be honored in the 2007 African-American History
Calendar. The deadline for nominations is October
13, 2006. Tallahassee Community College's Annual
African-American History Month Calendar Unveiling
Ceremony is planned for Monday, January 22, 2007.
Nomination forms can be downloaded by logging
CTE Hosts "The Physiological
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Dr. Carla Hannaford, a biologist and educator with more
than 20 years teaching experience, will be conducting
this workshop October 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. in EWD 105
on TCC's main campus. Those interested can come learn
how and why movement integrates us and releases
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WHS Races To 6-0; Godby Battle Is Next
By IRA SCHOFFEL
Of The Wakulla News
With a huge district show-
Sdown against Tallahassee God-
Iby looming just two weeks
. away. Wakulla High football
coach Scott Klees knew that his
team might not be at its best
this past Friday at Panama City
Klees was correct. The War
Eagles didn't produce the same
Stype of dynamic effort that they
Shad displayed in recent weeks,
but they were still good enough
to cruise to a 28-7 victory.
Wakulla is now 6-0 and 2-0
in district play.
"We played well enough to
win," Klees said. "You can tell
the kids not to look ahead all
you want, but they're still gonna
"Arnold's a good, fundamen-
tally sound football team. They
just don't have the talent right
Snow that we have. Our biggest
Goal was to just get through the
SDespite the less-than-stellar
performance, the War Eagles
had little trouble with Arnold.
Sophomore Kend'ell Gavin
opened the scoring in the first
quarter with a 17-yard touch-
Wakulla extended its lead to
14-0 in the second quarter when
junior Tyrell Gavin, hauled in
a nine-yard touchdown pass
from junior quarterback Cory
War Eagles Move Up
In State Football Poll
The Wakulla War Eagle foot-
ball team jumped up to 12th
in the latest Class 3A Florida
Sports Writers Association
St. Augustine continues to be
the top-ranked team in Class 3A,
Sbut district rival Godby jumped
to second in the state, Mi-,
.ami Monsignor Pace is ranked
SThe only North Florida
schools in the rankings are
Jacksonville Andrew Jackson at
sixth, Pensacola at eighth and
Pensacola Pine Forest at 11th.
I Wakulla was 5-0 at the time
of the ranking.
WHS Senior Price Sets
[Cross Country Mark
Wakulla High senior Tyler
Price broke a school record
by jtiiLhing a 5K race in 16,
minutes. 10 seconds 'd'iring a
competitive meet in Tampa this
Of the 255 runners who par-
ticipated from around the state,
Price finished in fifth place, ac-
cording to his father, WHS cross
country coach Dave Price.
W HS Volleyball Team
; Wins 2 Of 3 Matches
| The Wakulla High volleyball
team suffered its first district
Sloss of the season but won two
j.other matches, to improve its
record to 11-5 overall and 8-1 in
| The Lady War Eagles knocked
j off East Gadsden on Thursday,
Sept. 21, by a score of 25-17, 25-
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10, 25-15. But WHS suffered its
first district loss the following
Tuesday, Sept. 26, to Panama
City Beach Arnold;
Though the Lady War Eagles
defeated Arnold earlier in the
year, they fell short this time
around, 21-25, 18-25, 21-25.
Wakulla then defeated dis-
trict rival Godby on Thursday,
Sept. 28, by a score of 21-25,
25-13. 25-11, 25-17.
"Our district competition has
stood up to the challenge," as-
sistant coach Shelly Moore said.
"Our district has gotten much
stronger through the season."
The Lady War Eagles were
to play their last district match
Tuesday, Oct.' 3, against Rick-
The junior varsity team will'
play a home doubleheader
against Lincoln on Thursday,
Oct. 5. The matches are slated
for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The varsity
;will play in. a tournament at
Florida High this' weekend.
The last regular-season home
match will come against Florida
High on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The
matches are scheduled for 5:30
and 7 p.m. It will be Senior
A Free Press
Klees said Eddinger had an
efficient night passing; he com-
pleted 10 of 18 attempts for 120
yards with one touchdown and
"If you take away the four
passes we dropped, he's 14-for-
18," Klees said. "Cory's doing a
nicejbb for us."
Senior Dion Bryant added
to the War Eagles' lead by scor-
ing on a pair of second-half,
touchdown runs one from two
yards and the other from five.
Though he didn't score,
junior running back Xavier
Blocker was the workhorse for
the Wakulla offense. He sliced
through the heart of Arnold's
defense for 130 yards on 19
Blocker was tabbed as the
Offensive Player of the Week in
leading the War Eagles to 328
yards of total offense.
Wakulla's defense, mean-
while, limited Arnold to 86
total yards. Arnold didn't crack
the scoreboard until late in the
Junior linebacker Nigel Brad-
ham led the defense statisti-
cally, racking up 12 tackles.
Sophomore Vince Walker and
senior Darrion Wilson added
nine and eight tackles, respec-
Freshman defensive back
Lee Smalls and sophomore
defensive back Kendrick Hall
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Player of the Week. He re-
corded five tackles, including
two sacks, and he delivered a
quarterback hurry that led to
The knock-'em back awards
went to Tyrell Gavin on offense
and Bradham on defense.
After racing out to a 6-0
start, the War Eagles will enjoy
an off week this Friday before
they face district rival Godby on
Friday, Oct. 13, in Medart.
Except for taking Friday
night off, Klees said he didn't
plan to make changes to the
Eagles' practice schedule.
"We aren't going to slow
down one bit," Klees said.
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"What it does is it gives us two
weeks to prepare. We'll prob-
ably not run as much --let them
try to get their legs back, a little
bit. But we won't take any days
off, that's for sure."
Klees' coaching staff is ex-
cited about getting the chance
to watch Godby play this Fri-
day night against Tallahassee
"We'll get to see them in
person," Klees said. "You can
watch film all day, but there's
nothing quite like watching
them in person."
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Public Notice for Special Meeting
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areas of Wakulla County, Fl. at a special meeting on October 23, 2006. The details ofthis meeting are as follows:
DATE: October 23, 2006
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: Board Commission Chambers (behind Tax Collector's Office)
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006-Page 11
District To Receive Accreditation
Wakulla.County School Dis-
trict joins the ranks of only five
Florida counties who have been
recommended for full accredita-
tion under an innovative plan
implemented by the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools Council on School Im-
In the past, each school
has undergone accreditation,
meaning it has met rigorous
standards and shown continu-
Under the district accredita-
tion plan, the district is scru-
tinized as a whole,, and if it
passes the standards, every
school.in the district is consid-
"The district accreditation
plan makes us look at our
system as a true continuum of
learning from pre-kindergarten
through high school gradua-
tion," said Superintendent Da-
vid Miller. "We strive to make
decisions that reflect seeing the
system as a whole, where what
a student learns at each level
is connected. This process of
going through district accredita-
tion has helped us with that."
Wakulla is the first small,
rural district in Florida to em-
brace the district accreditation
process. Only Volusia, Brevard
and Nassau counties have suc-
cessfully completed the review.
Okaloosa County has been rec-
ommended for approval and is
awaiting the final accreditation
nod from the regional board.
A team of nine officials from
Georgia, Florida and Tennes-
see, which included former
superintendents, principals and
other educators, spent'Sept.
24-27 interviewing 223 parents,
students, community members,
teachers and administrators.
In addition, they split up and
visited every school site,
Director of Curriculum Beth
Mims worked long hours as the
district contact to the team.
Wakulla County School Dis-
trict has spent more than a year
preparing for the visit by pulling
together information from all
of the school sites, discovering
trends and district needs in the
"This has shown us our
strengths and limitations, as
well as confirmed many of the
beliefs about educating our stu-
dents we already had in place,"
On Sept. 27, the visiting
committee gave a presentation
and its recommendations at a.
school board meeting.
Strengths of the system
included a culture of high ex-
pectations for students and edui-_
cators; evidence of long-term
planning, both in facilities and
curriculum; exceeding the state
in all areas on FCAT scores; and
a high school graduation rate
ranking fifth in the state. ,
Some limitations noted were
the impact of growth on the
Price, Chaganis Earn A wards
The Wakulla County School
Board recently honored Septem-
ber Teacher of the Month Dave
Price of Wakulla Middle School
and September Employee of the
Month Sandra Chaganis. who
S works in food service at Shadev-
Sille Elementary School.
Dave Price has served their
students, the Wakulla County
school system and the commu-
nity since Roger Stokley hired
him in 1980. His 26 years of
dedication to Wakulla County
is one of the reasons why he
is recognized as the September
Teacher of the Month.
Not only has Coach Price
been a physical education in-
structor at Wakulla Middle
School, he has also coached
varsity tennis at WHS. boys
and girls soccer at WMS. and
cross country at WHS. His voice
rings familiar to many inembers
of the community as he has
announced football games for
more than a decade. Last year,.
Coach Price led the WMS girls
soccer t4am to an undefeated
Price began his career at
Carolyn Brevard Elementary
School in 1977, making this his
29th year in education. Physical
fitness has always been impor-
tant to him. He is recognized as
a top-rated USPTA Tennis Pro,
Jo Ann Daniels. WMS princi-
pal, said, "Coach Price has been
an advocate for children's health
and is very concerned about
wellness and obesity issues. He
promotes student participation
in physical activities. He teaches
a variety of units to strengthen
muscle groups and improve
coordination. Teamwork and
cooperation are stressed in all
of his P.E. classes." '
Coach Price's early, years
were spent in Boise City, Okla.
Later. his family moved to Talla-
hassee. and he graduated from
Florida High. He then attended
Tallahassee Community College
and Florida State University.
Sandra Chaganis was recog-
nized for her efforts with the
Food Service Department.
Her accomplishments are
no small feat. according to Gail
Mathers,'Food Service coordi-
"Mrs. Chaganis' outgoing,
friendly personality is an asset
in her role as cashier," Mathers
said. "Her organizational skills
and ability to multi-task enables
her to do an excellent job in
managing the lunch accounts
for the 700-plus students that
attend Shadeville Elementary
School. Embracing the tean
player concept, Mrs. Chaganis
goes above and beyond to assist
her coworkers with the many
tasks that have to be done in
order to serve the students. She
is a dependable, loyal and valu-
able employee. Sandra's high
energy and ability to efficiently
operate a cash register are food
service department assets."
Prior to working in the school
cafeteria, Mrs. Chaganis drove a
school bus, worked as a cashier
at Publix and as an assembly
line worker for NRT in Talla-
hassee. Her love for students is
what drew her to the Wakulla
County School System.
"I have always loved chil-
dren," Chaganis said. "When I
had my own children, I wanted
to work in a job that allowed
me to spend more time with
Sandra is originally from
Merritt Island, Fla., and gradu-
ated from Merritt Island High
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school district; the high percent
of non-taxable land in Wakulla
County; state and federal man-
dates; and the imminent short-
age of teachers in Florida.
Commendations to the dis-
trict included the system-wide
use of data-driven decisions; ex-
cellent care of the facilities; and
innovative programs for teacher
recruitment and retention. '
Don Spence, the team chair-
man, especially noted the lead-
ership of Superintendent Miller.
He summarized that it was the
superintendent's vision for an
outstanding school system and
his belief in the Wakulla County
educators that really made the
The school board was in-
formed that the visiting com-
mittee would recommend full
district accreditation to the
regional SACSCASI Board, which
will confirm the final district
accreditation within the next
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SRay and Linda Boles
SLouis Lamarche, Amy Weaver
2679 Crawfordville Hwy. in Crawfordville Across from CVS
Hours: Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.* Closed Sat & Sun.
:": *Ronald W.'Kilgore,CFA
'Lifelong resident of Wakulla County
il *' Attended local schools
S.:" *Workerd for Mr. Emmett Ferrell, Jr. as a
mapper, field appraiser and
supervisor until he was elected in 1984 as
"}^ i the Wakulla county Property
1 ., .Served as Wakulla County Proiperty Ap-
praiser for 21 years
I .Was elected each time by the people.
*Past President of the Property Appraiser Association of Florida (PAAF)
*International Association of Florida (IAAO)
'Florida Chapter of IAAO .
*Legislative Committee for the PAAF
*Florida Forestry Association
-PAAF Forestry Committee
*Vice President of Wakulla County Kiwanis Club
*Board of Directors of Wakulla County Senior Citizens
*Coastal Optimist Club member
*Wakulla County Men's Club member
*E911 Cormnittee member
'Gridiron Club member
*Wakulla County School Mentor Program
*Board of Directors of Big Bend Fox Hunters Association
*Member Chamber of Commerce .
*Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
*Kids Fishing Tournament
*Member Crawford Masonic Lodge of Crawfordville
'Member Marzuq Shrine Temple of Tallahassee
He wasn't just an ordinary man-he was so much more. He loved
the people of Wakulla County. For the past few months we have
had to endure the personal insults and negative, untrue statements
about Ronnie and the way he ran his office. We were hoping you
would get to the important issues, which is to let the people know
who you are and why you should be the next Property Appraiser.
But that never happened, so we were pressed to write this letter to
you. Enough is enough!
Ms. Anne Ahrendt, let our daddy and loved one rest in peace. If
you have any comments, call (850) 926-5630 and speak with a
family loved one.
Respectfully, Ron, Amie & Dawn
Paid Political Advertisement, paid for by the family of Ronnie Kilgore, P. O. Box 384, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, independently of any candidate.
This advertisement was not approved by any candidate.
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Page 12-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
You couldn't have asked for
any better weather than we
had over the weekend. Plenty.
of folks took advantage, and
quite a few fish were .caught.
Excellent tides are coming up
this week, and there should be
some really good fishing this
Scott at Jerry's Bait and Tack-
le said they were extremely
busy Saturday with Jerry's Bait
and Tackle's 81st trout tourna-
ment, and Sunday with the
Alpha Kappa fraternity fishing
Scott said he sold over 11,000
shrimp this past weekend and
was dipping shrimp in his sleep
on Sunday night. He didn't
have the final results, but did
have quite a few of the catches
Andy Yadon and Chris Con-
erford caught ;five trout and
two reds. Larry Cobb and Andy
Brunson fished the Rock Gar-
den and caught 10 trout as well
as two reds using live shrimp.
Dan Ellinor had five trout
and a red, and Brian and Dan-
Sawyer caught 10 trout and had
a 5-pound, 5-ounce red. They
were using live shrimp.
Fayrell Sander and Fred
From The Dock
BY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL
Fisher had two trout and two
reds that totaled 16 pounds, 9
ounces. Eric Worell and Zach Ba-
horski came in with a 3-pound,
10-ounce trout, and they also
had a 6-pound red.
Capt. Larry Head and Bryan
Shoaf came in with 10 trout and
two reds, and Walter Hatchett
and John Hughes came in with
a 6-pound, 9-ounce red. Scott
said he had 13 boats fishing
in his tournament, and most
of the fish came from east of
Sthe lighthouse down to the
Carl and Brandon Stubbs
took first place with five trout
weighing 12 pounds; 4 ounces.
Ashley'Mock and Junior Dice
placed second with 11 pounds,
3 ounces, and they also had the
big fish of the day, a 4-pound,
6-ounce trout. Michael and Ty
Smith finished two ounces
behind in third place with 11
pounds and 1 ounce,
Scott's tournaments are typi-
cally on Sunday, but it was
changed due to the Alpha
Capt. Jerry Alexander fished
Saturday and Sunday and said
they caught seven big reds on
Saturday and five on Sunday.
He was fishing bull minnows
on the bottom.
Mike Hopkins said trout
fishing around Lanark Village
had slowed some but was still
pretty good, Most trout are
being caught on live shrimp
and grubs, because pilchards
are hard to find. The best trout
fishing seems to be between
Turkey Point Marine Lab and
turkey Point in what a lot of
people consider a cove.
The south side of Lanark
Reef is also producing quite a
few trout. Reds continue to be
caught in great numbers, and
some reds and trout are being
caught in the river,
With the high tides early in
the day this weekend, it will be
a great time to fish the docks
along Highway 98.
Plenty of Spanish are still
being caught on Turkey Point
Shoals, and quite a few floun-
der are still being caught.
Fish a root beer colored grub
real slow on the bottom in the
sandy holes and off the beach
at Dog Island.
Grouper fishing offshore is
getting a little better, and troll-
ing in 30 to 35 feet of water
with the Stretch 30 is producing
some nice gag grouper.
Also, some big bull reds are
being caught. Mostly red grou-
per are being caught in 75 to 90
feet of water.
Remember to leave that float
plan with someone and be care-
ful out there. Good luck and
CHAT & the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office
announces the 2nd Annual
VMotorcycle & Rods
SPaws Poker Run ,
Public invited! (or whatever you'd like to drive!)
Date: October 7, 2006
Registration: 9:00 AM 10:30 AM at the Wakulla Animal Shelter
(at McDonalds, go west on Wakulla Arran Road & look for signs!)
Donations' $20.00 (includes 1 meal ticket & 1 poker hand)
$10.00 each additional poker hand
$10.00 each additional meal (riders, passengers; public)
$10.00 event T-Shirts
Route: Approximately 75 miles:
Depart from Wakulla County Animal Shelter
Stop 1 Sandbanks Restaurant, Sopchoppy Last
Stop 2 Posey's Steam Room. Panacea
Stop 3 Riverside Cafe, St. Marks bike
Stop 4 Savannah's, Wakulla Station in at
Stop 5 Bellamy's Outdoor Sports 12:30!
End at Hudson Park, downtown Crawfordville
Park: BarBQue Chicken plate $10.00 adults, $5.00 children
Festivities: Games Raffles v Silent Auction Vendors
Entertainment by Pink Shoelaces ,
1:00 PM $ 500.00 Grand Prize awarded & 50/50 Drawing / -
$ 100.00 -Worst Hand
CHAT volunteers will be providing bottled water at each Stop!
Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment of Wakulla, Inc. www.chatofwakulla.orq
FAIR AND EQUITABLE APPRAISALS AND AN
OPEN DOOR FOR ALL WAKULLA CITIZENS
Fair and Eluitable Appraisals
When property isn't fairly appraised, youi pay more taxes. And someone else gets a free ride all the
way to the bank. .ll at your expense. That's why Anne Ahrendt makes sure all properties are
appraisedfairly and equitably. No one should be given preferential treatment or have their
property appraised at a higher rate so that they pay more in taxes.
Keeping Money in the Pockets of
When Anne Ahrendt .vas selected'as your Property Appraiser, one of her first moves was to
Automatically renew your Hompestead Exemption each yearforyou, saving homeowners S -. i
Sup to $522. It was simply tie right thing.to db for you in the face of skyrocket ng
property tax bills.
When:Anne Ahrendt called on the County Commission to provide meaningful property -
tax relief for Waliulla citizens, Commissioners responded by cutting millage rates.
, And Anne supports increasing the homestead exemption and making "Save Our
1 Homes" portable so you can take your tax protection to a new home.
Open Door for All Citizens
Anne Ahrendt keeps her door open for all citizens. If anyone wants- : "
.to see how decisions are made or how the Property Appraiser's Office k'.
operates, they're invited to walk in at any time. It's important you have '.
confidence in your local government. The only way for that to happen is to- 1
have oversight and accountability of your local elected officials. That's why
Anne Ahrendt keeps her door open for you to speak with her at any time.
Political advertisement pidfor and approved by Anne Ahrendt, Republican, for Property Appraiser
David Keen, M.L).
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nts High Tide
Carrabelle 28 Min.
Apalachicola 1 Hr., 53 Min.
Cat Point .1 Hr., 13 Min.
Lower Anchorage 1 Hr., 36 Min.
West Pass 1 Hr., 26 Min.
Shell Point, Spring Creek
Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.8 ft. 0.9 ft. 4.3 ft. 0.4 ft.
Oct 5, 06. 1:29 AM 7:21 AM 1:37 PM 7:56 PM
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Wed 4.1 ft. 0.0 ft. 13.0 ft. 2.2 ft.
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Mon 3.3 t. 0.0 It. 30 It. 2.0 ft.
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Oct 10, 06 3:05 AM 10:31 AM 7:03 PM 9:40 PM
Wed 3.5 ft. 0.1 It. 2.8 It. 2.2ft.
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. COAST GUARD
A AUXILIARY REPORTS
By Sherrie Alverson
As promised in last week's
column, we will continue with
the report on Flotilla 1-10.
I wish you had heard their
Flotilla: Commander. Steve
Chammoun. ashe talked about
all the things that have been ac-
complished this year. His eyes
danced and he was grinning like
a kid in the candy store.
There was no doubt that he
was proud to be a part of the.
Coast Guard family (auxiliarists,
reservists and active duty Coast'
Flotilla 1-10 is the only in-
land flotilla in Division L which
reaches from the Aucilla Riv-
er westward to the Alabama/
Florida line. For a while, they
were based in Tallahassee, then
moved to Sneads, and are now
at Lake Seminole.
In his report at the Division
meeting last weekend, "Steve
wrote, "Flotilla 1-10 has no\vw
for the most part, settled into
the Coast Guard Station at
Lake Seminole, Fla., and we are
very excited and pleased with
the work we have done. It has
taken a while, but we have come
around and gotten back onto our
feet as a functional unit,
Dawn Kitchens Cleans
Lake Seminole CG Station
"We now have our marine
radio antenna installed along
with a VHM-FM radio. Members
will be instructed on proper
radio procedures and will use
it for patrols on the lake, to
communicate with the lock and
dam operators, as well as the
Corps of Engineers Rangers who
patrol the lake. We were invited
to ride with the Corps of Engi-
neers Rangers to patrol the lake
and provide us with valuable
knowledge on the high points,
3 low points, recreational boating,
Coast Guard Station
Panama City .............. .................. .. 1 1850 234-4228
Coat Guard Station ,
Yankeeto\\ n ............. .. .............................. 1 (352) 447-6900
Coast Guard Au\iliar)
St;.M arks ,Flotilla 12) ................. .:..........1 (850) ,906-0540
or ............... ............;. ... ....... ..... ............ ....... ....... 893-5137
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) ................................... 1 (850) 926-2606
or .............. ............... .. ............. .... 926-5654
Flotilla Commander Steve Chammoun
channels and ATONS within the patrols, ATON missions, vessel
lake and its three rivers. We are exams, aid public education at
still working closely with mem- Lake Seminole."
bers of Flotilla 8-3 of Eufaula (in Believe it or not, time, and
S 'space" have turned Steve's re-
port into a daytime soap, which
S will conclude in next week's
S Seeing the picture brought to
mind the times I held my breath
Watching men climb the antenna
at the old Coast Guard Auxiliary
station at Shell Point, Almost as
if planired, one of those men
came to visit me it was Ker
SLanter of Thlomasville, Ga.
I hadbeenworking on Flotilla
S 13's history earlier in theday and
: .'.. had read the part about'Ken: "In
1979, the -flotilla's search and
rescue capabilities were greatly
1 iH enhanced by non-member gifts.
.i. l Sherrie Alverson, then FC, had
S contacted Piedmont Airlines
Sand they donated a VHF-AM
S aircraft radio. Mary Beckman of
Tallahassee, in memory of her
*-i late husband, Jim, donated a 90-
"" fl-,if oot antenna transmitter tower.
...:. -~~ The flotilla had the tower moved
Ken, Lanter Climbs Atenna to the station, and Ken Lanter
of Lanter Communications,
Division 8) to share, the task of Thomasville, Ga., helped mount
upkeep on the station .and. the range lights to help the boaters
find the Shell Point channel at
For years. Ken (while never a
Member) gave freely of his time
and expertise. and often money,
too, to maintain the "antenna
' farm" atop the Shell Point sta-
tion. Oly back surgery finally
grounded him. After Perry Mor-
ris joined, the flotilla in March
1993, he took over antenna tower
duty. Climbing a 90-foot tower
takes. a special talent;
The addition of the aircraft
radio enabled us to better com-
municate with the flotilla's air
patrol. Since then, the flotilla has
purchased a new aircraft radio
and other VHF-FMs.
From Carolyn Brown Tre-
adon's riews of Flotilla 12 at St.
This week has been slow for
Flotilla 12. As the year draws
to a close, we are planning for,
the next one. With the dawn of
football season, we have moved
our meeting to the B.L. Perry
Library at 1827 South Adams
St., across from the main post'
office (Tallahassee). We will
meet on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in
the meeting room off the main
Remember, Safe Boating Is
Leave ,o-thrn But,
All Types of FEED
urBrands Southern States FEED
S ../Dogs /Cats, Etc.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSI
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Commercial & Residential
Land Clearing Timiberland Management Industrial Sites
Hazardous Fuel Reduction Habitat Restoration
Wildland-Urban Interface Temporary Fire Lanes
Pre-Fire Suppression. Kevin
". : Kevin C
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Highways Power & Gas Lines Canals & Waterways Cell: 850-528-01743
1 ~ CHAT
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ATURDA Y OCT.7
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Thu 3.7 ft. 0.8 ft. 4.2 ft. 0.3 ft.
Oct 5, 06 1:32 AM 7:24 AM .1:40 PM 7:59 PM
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Oct 6, 06 2:01 AM 8:10.AM 2:32 PM 8:35 PM .
Sat 4.0 ft. -0.2 ft. 4.2 ft. ,-1.0 ft.
Oct 7,.06 2:29 AM 8:54 AM 3:22 PM 9:09 PM
Sun 4.1 ft. .. -0.4ft. 4.0 ft. 1.4 ft.
Oct 8, 06 2:55 AM 9:38 AM 4:10 PM 9:40 PM
Mon 4.1 ft. -0.5 ft. 3.7 ft. 1.7 ft.
Oct 9, 06 3:22 AM 10J23 AM 4:59 PM 10:09 PM,
Tue .4.1 ft. -0.3 ft. 3.3 ft. 1.9 ft.
Oct 10, 06 3:50 AM 11:09 AM 5:48 PM 10:38 PM
Wed 4.0 ft. 0.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 2.1 ft.
Oct 11, 06 4:1'9 AM 12:01 PM 6:44 PM 11:07 PM
Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay
Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.8 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.1 ft. 0.3 ft.
Oct 5, 06 1:24 AM 7:35 AM 1:32 PM 8:10 PM,
Fri 2.9 ft. 0.2 ft. 3.2 ft. 0.5 ft.,
Oct 6; 06 1:53 AM 8:21 AM 2:24 PM 8:46PM_
Sat 3.0 ft. I-0.1 ft. 3.2 fl. 0.7 fl.
Oct 7,06 2:21 AM 9:05 AM 3:14 PM 9:20 PM
Sun 3.1 ft. -0.3 ft. -3.0 ft. 1.0 ft.
Oct 8, 06 2:47 AM 9:49 AM 4:02 PM 9:51 PM
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Oct 10. 06 3:42 AM 11:20 AM 5:40 PM 10:49 PM
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Page 14-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Plans For Two Coastal
Hotels Pulled Before Vote
By WILIAM SNOWDEN
Two proposed coastal hotels
were withdrawn from consid-
eration before the start of the
Wakulla County Commission
meeting this week.
Developers of Marsh Har-
bour Marina, a proposed 66-
unit resort hotel in Shell Point,
withdrew their project after it
was unanimously rejected by
the Planning Commission last
Also withdrawn was a
planned unit development and
30-unit hotel and marina at
Bayside Marina in Ochlockonee
did approve, by a vote. of 4-1,
the rezoning of more than 134
acres known as The Meadows
of Wakulla from agriculture to
planned unit development. A
preliminary plat was also ap-
proved for 78-lot residential
subdivision on the land.
Voting in favor were Commis-
sion Chairman Maxie Lawhon
and commissioners Ed Brim-
ner, Brian Langston and Henry
Vause. Commissioner Howard
Kessler cast the dissenting
v A rezoning and preliminary
plat for a planned unit develop-
ment on 34 acres to create a 94-
lot subdivision known as Buck-
horn First was unanimously
SThe property is located at the
corner of Sopchoppy Highway
and Otter Creek Road.
Some 4.5 acres adjacent to
Buckhorn First got unanimous
approval of its site plan which
proposed a daycare center,
restaurant and commercial
A 156-acre tract on Spring
Creek Highway north of Mack's
Meats had a request for re-
designating the property from
Agriculture and Rural 2 to Rural
3 and Conservation land uses.
Plans are for a 156-unit sub-
division, said Ray Greer, a con-
Ssultant with ,WilsonMiller, the
agent on the project. Greer told
commissioners that the cave
tunnel that is under the proper-
ty and links directly to Wakulla.
Springs will be preserved as a
green space trail.
A sinkhole on the property,
which is not linked to the cave
system, will have a 100-foot
buffer and will be placed in the
Conservation land use.
Greer said studies by geolo-
gist Todd Kincaid mapped the
cave network at 200 feet to 275'
feet under ,the property, and
about 60 feet wide.; About 35
percent of the land would be left
in open space and the homes
would be clustered.
State Changes ATV Laws
SA new Florida law went
into effect on Oct. 1 that will
allow licensed drivers to oper-
ate an "ATV in daylight hours
on unpaved county and state
designated roadways where the
speed limit is less than 35 miles
However, in most state for-
ests, unpaved forest.roads are
not included as they are not con-
sidered public roads or streets
as defined by Florida statutes.'
"DOF currently has a rule
that only allows for the opera-,
tion of off-highway vehicles in
area; designated specifically for
the activity," said Mike Long.
director of the Division of For-
estry. "We understand that OHV
riding is a growing outdoor
activity in Florida and there is
a need for places for people to
legally ride. but not every forest
road is suited for this activity."
S The new state law, which
into effect on Oct. 1. does al-
low for an individual county to
exempt itself from allowing ATV
traffic on unpaved roads. '
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25 YEARS IN CRAWFORDVILLE
M MARY UPDEGRAFF
"Why a REAL TOR?"
Lots of folks ask me whv
they should hire a REALTOR.
There's a multitude of good
reasons and many of them per-
tain to protecting yourself in the
bu\ ing and selling process. For
example, when you're buying a
hotmew'would you know "what to
do if'your financing fell through
the day before closing, your
home inspection found a termite
infestation, or your future neigh-
bors had just built a wall on your
A, a buyer, ou. want some-
one \who knows the marker and
who has experience handling the
particular needs of home buyers,
t\hether it's identifying homes
and neighborhoods, negotiating
for the best deal, or coordinating
the 20+ steps between contract
acceptance and closing.
Some real'estate professionals
offer rebates, or may work on a
fee-for-service basis in which
buyers may be responsible for
their ,own property searches,.
negotiating strategies, or other
tasks. These different business
models 'give some choice in how
you work with your real estate
professional.'Just make certain
you know what services are pro-
vided and what v.ou can expect
from the business relationship.
Remember that you're not just
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all your real esrate needs. Call:'
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Brol..r A'.oi uae. RE'-Lk\ Pr.oteilonal
ONE WOMAN'S OPINION
My name is Suzanne and I am a long time resident of Wakulla County. I am a
wife, a mother, a homeowner, taxpayer and registered voter. I do not have to
live here. I am writing this because I love this county and want to stay. But the
county is changing. And not for the better.
I am upset. Upset about the status quo and the way things are going. In the past
few years I cannot believe the changes. I am concerned that they are not what
any of us bargained for. The quality'of life, the rural nature of our county, the
ease of commuting, the springs and bays. our water all are facing tremendous
pressures. In addition, the idea of open. transparent and accountable govern-
ment is under as much pressure as our natural resources.
While I salute The Wakulla News for its admirable letter and editorial policy.
I find that my concerns are not just limited to a few things. I. like so many
citizens this election season, am very concerned, so I would like to share my
thoughts over the coming issues.
After all, it's our county too.
OPEN GOVERNMENT & CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
I came to my decision to get involved when The Board of County Commission-
ers hired, fired, then hired again, our county administrator at an "emergency"
meeting that was held with very little notice, covered a subject that was cer-
tainly not an "emergency" (being simply a personnel decision). In addition to
spending limited county resources on paying almost a years severance, they put
a tremendous amount of pressure on the civic good will of the citizens of our
county by offering very short notices, scheduling meetings when most people
couldn't attend and not allowing public comment at the meetings. Then when
the pressure got too much, they cut off televised items from the meetings, with
only one commissioner trying to keep it. making it very hard for the elderly.
shut-ins or handicapped people like myself to have access to public discourse.
Those fine-citizens who defend our country recently got absolutely no help
from our commissioners (save one). when our veteran affairs officer proposed a
very small tax break for veterans serving in combat zones. Every excuse under
the sun was used when far more in subsidies are given in tax and development
relief to the well to do for an amount far greater. And they're here! Enjoying
our wonderful county and their wonderful tax subsidies. Not overseas in a war
zone! It's not fair, not equitable and does not make any sense.
These are a few of my concerns. There will be more.
Ann Richards. the former governor of Texas. spoke at a huge group of state
officials that or who had a gathering at a local hotel. She said: "You know I
spend a good ....... piece of my day listening to people gripe. And I always ask
'em. did you vote? And they always tell me they don't have time or they don't
believe it makes a difference or whatever ... And do you know\ what I want to
tell 'em? If-you. don't\p.,.-.-ou don't have a right to-gripe." This year I'm do-
ing both. ;
The above opinions are my own. This ad is not endorsed nor approved by any candidate.
P;ud P:.lui .AAdj erniiement. P;ud For B, Suzuanne Snalh 2-9 Shairo.r.r:,r Dr .Cr.a i-rJd'llle. FL Independernh .f An Ci..ndJari
Geor ee N. Gtee
"A Commissioner For The People"
G open Government/planned Growth
R -promote Recreational facilities for kids
E protect the Environment/support Emergency services
E equal Employment opportunities
N protect Natural resources
I Your /ote Is Your Voice!
j Political Advertisement Paid For And Approved By George N. Green, Democrat, for County Commission, District 2
Wakulla County Commissoner, District 2
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006-Page 15[
Assistance is Now
Maritime Center and 'Mini-Museum'
Maritime Center Opens In Panacea
The Big Bend Maritime Center open
porary office and "mini-museum" Thur
21, with a Wakulla Chamber of Comme
cutting at the Shops By The Bay in Pa
A public grand opening reception is
for Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. unt
The mini-museum office will primary
as the headquarters for the First Annu
ied its tem-
Mullet Maritime Festival, which will be held Sat-
urday, Nov. 18, at nearby Woolley Park.
The festival will be used as a fund-raising
scheduled Beginning in early 2007, the museum is ex-
il 7 p.m. pected to feature public exhibits and artifacts
ily be used reflecting the maritime heritage of the Big Bend
ual Mighty from Cedar Key to Apalachicola.
Realtor Celebrates Crawfordville Office
Ochlockoned Bay Realty Opb6hts Office
Ochlockonee Bay Realty
celebrated the opening of its
Crawfordville Office on Tues-
day, Sept. 26, with a ribbon
cutting. Ochlockonee Bay Realty
was founded 20 years ago in the
Ochlockonee Bay/Panacea com-
munity by Tim Jordan.
- His partner, Marsha Tucker,
joined the firm in 1994, and in
2001 bought one-halfinterest in
the company. They now have a
staff of 25 sales associates and
three full-time office profes-
In 2005, Ocholockonee Bay
Realty produced more than $68
million in sales and listing pro-
duction. The owners are proud
of those accomplishments and
felt that they could better serve
the northern part of Wakulla
County by opening another
facility in Crawfordville.
The office is located at 2851
Crawfordville Highway and
was once the home of Mrs.
Annie Posey and the late Mr.
Jack Posey. :.
The owners encourage resi-
NHC Home Care Honored
For Outstanding Service
NHC HomeCare in Crawford- NHC Home-Crawfordville
ville recently won a company was nominated in all four cat-
award for outstanding service egories, winning the Finance
to the community. ,Management 4 Star Excellence
NHC Home-Crawfordville is' Certification and Home Care of
a medicare-certified home care the Year 2005 Award.
agency located in Medart. The "This is a very prestigious
company is based in Mlurfrees- award," said Edie Rowell, RN.
boro. Tenn. of NHC Home Care. "This is no
Each year at the patient care easy feat, as there are 30 home
conference, home care offices care agencies in Florida. Tennes-
participate in an award ceremo- see and South Carolina."
ny involving patient satisfaction,, NHC has provided home
turnover, financial management care services in Wakulla County
and program growth, since 1991.
Wakulla Bank Opens Branch
Wakulla Bank recently broke
ground on a new branch in the
Calhoun County community of
Blountstown. The new bank will
become the 16th branch when
it opens in May 2007.
Wakulla Bank President Wal-
ter Dodson attended the ground-
breaking, along with Chairman
of the Board Dr. Gerald Bryant
and other bank officials.
"We are very pleased with
the design of the building,"
said Dodson. "We think it will
be a showplace for downtown
The 5,425-square-foot branch
ill include full-service banking,
four drive-in lanes, a drive-up
24-hour ATIM. safe depositboxes
and a night depository.
Wakulla Bank area man-
ager and Vice President Peggy
Montford will manage the new
Blounstown branch, which will
Consignment Shop Helps WHS Reading
Wakulla High School offi- stores.in Crawfordville for dona-
dals recently extended thanks tions of comfortable furniture.
to a new community partner, Jones was eager to help, and
Mollie Jones of Coastal Con- most generous in her donations
signment, of couches and a-bookshelf to
.Wakullla High's main em- be included in a reader corner
phasis this year is reading, and for ninth-grade students.
a place to relax with a book is WHS is proud to have Coastal
a great motivator for reluctant Consignment as a partner, and
students. knows that others in the com-
Penny Bedell, reading coach munity will follow that example
for the high school, approached of support.
"As your full-time County
Commissioner, I will
respect citizen input.
This is YOUR county. I
will work hard for you and
continue to listen to YOU."
Political Advertisement, Paid For and Approved by Howard Kessler, No Party Affiliation, Candidate for Wakulla County Commissioner, District 4
dents and newcomers to stop
by for a cup of coffee and a tour
of the office. They also wanted
to thank all of their friends and"
customers who attended the
SEPTIC TANK SERVICE
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SSenior citizens who are
at. least 62 years old and
own a home, can now
borrow against the equity in
their home, utilizing the
money for just about any-
thing, without ever having
to repay the debt. They can
continue living in the home
for the rest of their lives
without the burden of mak-
ing monthly payments.
This is now .possible
thanks to a Home Equity
Conversion Mortgage crea-
ted by the Federal Govern-
ment's Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Develop-
ment, also know as HUD.
This money can be used
1. Payoff an existing mort-
2. Pay for medical expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the home
6. Provide financial assis-
tance to family members
7. Establish a line of credit
that can be used if needed in
8. Vacation and travel
There is never a risk of
losing their home and they
are free to sell or refinance
the home, without penalty,
at any time. All money
received is tax free and has
no effect on Social Security
or retirement income.
A free report reveals how
citizens of Wakulla County
can utilize this opportunity
to ease financial burdens for
themselves, or their loved
ones courtesy of this United
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For more information, call
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a day at 1-888-483-0031,
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-What I Stand For~
* Open Government with Equal Access
* Traffic Relief on Hwy 319
r County-Wide Sewer or
SProtection of Our Water.& &
Other Natural Resources
Responsible Growth 4
S SBetter Services for Your
to contact me with
Listening to you, I have....
S iiVOTED TO KEEP WAKULLA WATER.
IN WAKULLA COUNTY
V vVOTED CONSISTENTLY TO LOWER
V VOTED FOR ROAD PAVING FAVORING
TAXPAYERS WHO ALREADY LIVE HERE
V VOTED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
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Page 16-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Several vacant buildings, a
business and some new homes
under construction were broken
into last week with the appar-
ent motive of stealing copper
wiring, according to Wakulla
Sheriff David Harvey.
With copper prices soaring,
thieves have been targeting
copper wire, tubing and pipes in
crimes throughout the country
some crimes elsewhere have
included bronze plaques and
Last week, thieves targeted
the old Mom's Restaurant in
Sopchoppy and the Oaks Motel
and Restaurant in Ochlockonee
Bay; Coastal Trim and Cabinets
in Panacea; and seven homes
being constructed on Coastal
Highway in Panacea.
An employee of Progress
Energy was attempting to take
meter readings at the homes on
Wednesday, Sept. 27, when he
discovered all the meter boxes
had been removed. Four of the
seven buildings had wiring
This past week, your volun-
teer fire departments responded
to two brush (wildland) fires,
two miscellaneous fires, four
vehicle accidents and 19 medi-
cal first responder emergency
Each year, the National Fire
Protection Association recog-
nizes Fire Prevention Week as
the calendar week in which
Oct. 9 falls.
On October 9, 1971, the Great
Chicago Fire started, killing 250
people and causing more than
$160 million in property dam-
age. If there was any positive
side to that devastating event,
the infamous fire was respon-
Ssible for turning people's focus
From fighting fires to preventing
Nearly 1,000 children under
i the age of 14 dies in house fires'
Each year. Fire Prevention Week
offers an excellent opportunity
to educate children about how
to handle fire emergencies and,
equally important, how to pre-
Each year, in observance of
National Fire Prevention Week.
many of Wakulla County's vol-
unteer fire departments visit
local elementary schools, pre-
schools and day-care centers to
Supervsed by Victor K Miliuto
-' Estate /
At a cost of $4 a foot, and
with a total amount of 600 feet
per building, the estimated
value.of the stolen wiring was
On Friday, Sept. 29, Coastal
Trim owner Scott Homan re-
ported a burglary and told depu-
ties he realized something was
wrong when he came in to his
shop and flipped on the lights
and the lights didn't come on.
He then found the building's
electric meter on the ground
with two meter box covers.
According to the incident
report, it appeared thieves cut
the wires to the building's two
meters only one of which
was actually in use and then
climbed onto the roof and
pulled out the copper wiring;
The suspects then tried to
pry the back door open, but
only damaged the door and the
lock, according to the report.
They then broke into another
room and tore the sheetrock
off the ceiling and, once in
the building's attic, cut all the
electric wire and stripped the
copper out of the insulation.
Deputies noted that not
all of the building's wire was
stripped, and a check with
dispatch discovered that depu-
ties had responded to a call to
Bayside IGA in Panacea within
sight of the Coastal Trim build-
ing -,and it may have frightened
off the thieves.
Damage to the building was
estimated at $3,000. The value
of the copper wire taken was
estimated at $400.
In the Mom's break-in, most
of the electrical wiring appears
to have been taken from the
empty building in Sopchoppy in
a burglary reported by building
owner Ralph William Haynes on
Tuesday, Sept. 26.
According to the incident
report, Haynes and deputies
found every electrical box in
the building had been torn
open arid most of the wiring
ie Report- P&Z Will Ha\
Wakulla County Planning
conduct fire prevention and fire and Zoning (P and Z) Commis-
instructional-programs for the sioners and Wakulla County
is yea, vunteer e Commissioners will get a respite
Thisyear volunteer firefight- from large planning agendas
ers from the Crawfordville and during the months of October
Wakulla Station Fire Depart- and November.
ments will present fire safety Not including items that are
programs for students at the continued from previous hear-
Shadeville and Crawfordville ing months, the two boards will
elementary schools. have only five items to consider.
Firefighters from the Medart, The P and Z will meet Monday,
Panacea, Oc ckmnee Bay an The P and Z will meet Monday,
Panacea, OchlockoneeBay and Oct. 9, and the county coni-
Sopchoppy fire departments mission will meet on Monday,
will teach students at Medart Nov. 6, to consider the P and Z
Elementary School about fire recommendations.
safety and prevention. The Wakulla County School
Personnel from the Craw- -
forsonndv department will ralso Board has two of the five items
fordville department will also a t bor ha submitted a
as the board has submitted a
talk to students at the Wakulla conditional use application ad
conditional use applications ad
Educational Center pre-school a site plan for the new elemen-
and Happy Day Nursery. tary school southwest of the
Our county's volunteer fire Highway 267 and Lonnie Raker
departments have participated Road intersection.
in the National Fire Prevention The school board is seeking
Week school program for a num- educational conditional use
ber of years with, we believe, nthe Agriculture-zoned propn
very positive resultake fire erty. The site plan has also been
Our firefighters take fire submitted on the 101-acre site.
trucks and other fire-fighting Michael R. Hoover. Inc:,
equipment to the schools and d agent Jennifer Carter are
demonstrate their use for stu- seeking rezoning on 1.15 are
seeking a rezoning on 1.15 acres
dents. It only takes one big red at 161 Port Leon Drive, north of
fire truck to grab and keep a. theVillages of St. Marks subdivi-
kid's undivided attention sion on'Highway 363.
It you would like a firefighter The zon request iI- light
to speak at your club or civic or- industrial hom RR-1 residential.
ganization, please contact your
local volunteer fire chief or call
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Site Work Land Clearing
Rock & Dirt Fish Ponds
Bush Hog Debris Removal
Licensed & Insured
had been cut.
On Thursday, Sept. 28, while
doing a business check at the
old Oaks Motel and Restaurant,
deputies found electrical wiring
had been stripped from the
All the meter boxes at the
buildings including three
houses; two trailers and a
storage shed all had wiring
stripped. Water heaters had also
been cut and taken;
A rough estimate of dam-
ages to the property was put at
$8,000 to $10,000.
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office this week:
A 37-year-old Crawfordville
man with an extensive criminal
record was arrested after depu-
ties served a search warrant on
his Trice Lane home looking for
stolen property on Friday. Sept.
29, and allegedly found a rifle
and two shotguns.
Gary Carden was arrested
on a charge of possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. A
30-30 rifle was reported! found
in a zippered bag behind a wa-
A double-barrel 16-gauge
shotgun was allegedly found
under a bed with two shells
attached to the stock. And a
loaded 12-gauge shotgun was
allegedly found leaning against
a tree at the head of the drive-
Deputies also seized items
believed to have been stolen, in-
cluding two hydraulic winches
reported stolen from Attack
One Fire Service, and a hydrau-
lic cylinder reported stolen from
Officers said additional
charges could be forthcom-
ing, including grand theft and
A paint sprayer valued at
$800 was stolen from a job site
in a gated community in Pana-
cea on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Jesse Taylor reported he left
the site on Turtle Creek Lane to
go purchase more paint. When
he returned,, his sprayer was
A dual-axle. construction
trailer was reported stolen from
a building site on Feli Way
e Light Load
The zoning is needed to be
compatible with the industrial
land use. Hoover is planning to -
build a construction company
office on the site. h i..
A final plat application has St-65 ';:
final plat appicatoi n has Greiner's Addition, 190 Tobacco Rd., -',7 Z
been submitted by Grace V. Gill- Crawfordville y Havana. Beaulully
man and Lora Gillman Boston a home tor as little as renovated 3BR 2BA ."; .: ,
on 1.04 acres west of Crystal $500' 100% financ- in lovely Havana This ,;
Lane near Happy Timeng available for these home features hard- '.. i
Lane near Happy Time Daycare properes!l 2BR,2BA, wood loors ceramic .,. *.- ;..fyw
in Crawfordville. The applicants upgraded kitchen w rth r s cerac "s.,
hope to split a Golden Gate For- ceramic le, walk-n tle, tlreplce. 2 dec '1a
closet, indoor utl eat-l. n kitchen, and all ..,
est lot into two lots. Iy room, and covered new appliances. Root "',:'B~Pf'Clf
SA final plat application porch! 3BR2BA home. and A.C. unit are news ,;(''WrisII .Q :
has been submitted by Wakulla 1-car garage wthi open- $105,000. fo-
er. Indoor utility room. MLS# 152917. ;
Forest General Partnership and ceramic tile and carpet. Call Brittany Jenkins, i
agent Edwin Brown and Associ- bullet in microwave, and 850-294-2832. ;. :.. ; ';
ates for the 24-lot. 48-acre Sellers more' All homes wih a ..
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Crossing subdivision. Marsha Hampton, .
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Paid Political Advertisement, Paid For And Approved by
'Donnie R. Sparkman, Democrat, For Property Appraiser.
Chart TheFuture For (
Our generation must chart the future of Wakulla County so that our
children can continue to enjoy. the benefits of this special community.
Wakulla County has been my home for over 20 years. My children spent
most of their weekends in Wakulla County while they were growing up.
I really love and care about Wakulla County and now that I am
retired I have the time to work for you. 'I will lead and inspire our
citizens to work together as a community, collectively, respecting
one another to enhance the quality of life for all.
As Your Commissioner I Wll fWork Tob:
21 a.m. 1 p.m.
Next to the Old Depot
in Crawfordville on Tuesday,
Victim Michael Smith report-
ed that the black, 16-foot trailer
with black diamond fender
wells was last seen on Friday,
Sept. 22, around noon. Smith
offered a $500 reward for infor-
mation on the whereabouts of
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, a res-
ident of Oak Street in Crawford-
ville.reported a damaged door
at his home, where it appears
someone tried to break in.
The side door on the house
had pry marks, and it was un-
clear if someone gained entry
to the home.
The resident reported noth-
ing missing. Damage to the
door was estimated at $300.
A report of vandalism
was investigated at Mashes
Sands Beach, where portable
toilets were spray-painted and
a wooden picnic table was
The incident was investi-
gated on Monday, Oct. 2. Dam-
ages were estimated at less
Candidates' Contributions, Expenditures
Another candidate campaign
contribution and expenditure
reporting period passed on
Friday, Sept. 22, and the remain-
ing candidates all filed their
most recent reports. The Sept.
22 deadline covered campaign
activity from Sept. 1 through
The next deadline for can-
didates is Oct. 6, which covers
campaign activity from Sept. 16
through Sept. 29.
Anne W. Ahrendt collected
$2,075 and spent $4,118.21.
Overall, she has raised $16,030
and spent $14,460.48.
She had 10 contributors
send her at least $100 each.
They included Alice Veasman,
Betty Evans, Joe Abal, Bette Jane
Woodward Grant, Mary McMil-
lan, Darlene Oosterhof, Kurt
Ahrendt, M.K. Letterer, Teresa
SHarrell and James Carey.
Her two largest expenditures
" included $1,277 to Akins Cam-
:, paign Strategy for brochures
K and $2,453.57 to Auto Trim
i Design for signs.
Donnie Sparkman raised
$2,650 and spent $485. Overall,
he has raised $14,675 and spent
Sparkman had eight con-
tributors donate at least $100
to his campaign.
They included Triple H Con-
struction, Southern Realty and
Development, Donald Hudgens,
Sherry Hendry, Sue Jones Jack-
son, B&S Utilities, Kathie Brown
and Gene Lambert.
His expenses include $300
to the Wakulla Area Times and
$92.63 twice to The Wakulla
George Green collected $1,693
in checks and $1,775 in in-kind
services and spent $1,668.24.
Overall, he has raised $11,767.63
and spent $8,990.17.
Green received at least $100
contributions from 11 individu-
als. They included Larry Rob-
erts, Joseph Doyle, Boatright-
Spessard, Scott Gaby, Palmer
Carr, Morrison, Willie & Rose,
Joseph Doyle, H&R Catering,
Arabelle Catering, Lucky Eleven
Club and Hotrod.com.
His largest expenditures
include $1,279.81 to Sign Print-
ers, $233.27 to Dave Hawkins
for reimbursement of food, and
$74.37 to Joe Shingles for reim-
burseinent for portable toilets.
Larry Taylor raised $115.12
and $6.35 inkind during the
period and spent $776.24. Over-
all, he has raised $4,908.32 and
spent $4,421.61. His largest con-
tributions included $50 from
Chris Akins and $45.12 from
Ramona Colson. His largest
expenditures include $200 to
Wakulla Area Times, $209.63 to
The Wakulla News and $150 to
Sally Gandy raised $850 dur-
ing the most recent reporting
period and spent $374.98. Over-
all, she has raised $15,275 and
has spent $12,823.95.
Three contributions of $100
or more were received from Rob-
ert Routa, Annie's Square and
the Fortune Group. She spent
$182 at The Wakulla News,
$177.38 at Florida Tees for shirts
and $15.60 at the post office for
Howard Kessler raised $420
during the reporting period
and spent $3,864,83. Overall,
he has raised $15,486 and spent
He had three contributors
give at least $100, They included
Joan Johnson, David Theriaque
State Supreme Court
Justices Receive Support
Florida lawyers overwhelm-
ingly recommended retaining
three Florida Supreme Court
justices and 17 appeal court
judges, according to results of
the Florida Bar's merit reten-
Supreme Court Chief Justice
R. Fred Lewis and justices Bar-
bara Pariente and Peggy Quince
will be on the Nov. 7 ballot
for voters to ask whether they
should be retained for six-year
Of the 4,779 lawyers who par-
ticipated in the poll, 89 percent
supported retaining Chief Jus-
tice Lewis, 84 percent supported
retaining Justice Pariente, and
83 percent supported retaining
Three judges on the First
District Court of Appeal, which,
includes Wakulla County, were
recommended to be retained:'
90 percent supported retaining
Judge Edwinr Browning Jr., 88
percent supported retaining
Judge Peter Webster, and 75 per-
cent supported retaining Judge
In merit retention elections,
judges and justices run unop-
posed with voters casting bal-
lots to retain or not retain the
judges in office.
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St. Marks Refuge
Offers Wildflower Tour
The St. Marks National Wild-
life Refuge will host a Fall Wild-
flower Tour on Saturday, Oct. 7,
starting at 9 a.m.
Botanist and refuge volunteer
Carolyn Kindell will lead the
caravan through pristine plant
communities, showcasing the
beautiful and diverse wildflow-
ers in bloom.
This driving tour will go
"behind the gates," so partici-
pants will be asked to carpool
in vehicles with good ground
clearance. Space is limited, and
pre-registration is required.
Please call the refuge at (850)
Mighty Mullet Festival
Will Feature Contest
The first annual Mighty Mul-
let Festival on Saturday, Nov. 18,
in Panacea will offer cash prizes
for the Big Bend's top karaoke
Four qualifying karaoke
rounds and the semifinals will
be held at Hook Wreck Henry's
Dockside Cafe and Tiki Bar, lo-
cated at Panacea Harbor Marina
on Rock Landing Road. The
championship round will be
featured at the festival from the
stage at Woolley Park.
The entry fee is $10, and sing-
ers must be at least 17 years old.
Qualifying rounds will be held
on Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and
Nov. 2. The semifinal sing-off for
the 16 qualification winners will
be held on Nov. 9 at Hook Wreck
Henry's. The rain date is Nov. 16.
There will be both men's and
women's divisions, and there
will be at least two judges at the
qualifying rounds and three for
semifinal and final rounds.
Four finalists in each division
will be selected to compete at
the festival for the first-place
prizes of $100 and second-place
prizes of $50. Runners-up will
receive goodie bags.
Singer,'songwriter Linda Har-
grove, who organized the contest
for the festival, said contestants
will be judged on performance.
showmanship and audience
response. "Bring your family.
friends and fans to help your
performance and generate audi-
ence response," said Hargrove.
The festival is being held in
support of the Big Bend Maritime
Center, promoting the maritime
heritage of communities from
Apalachicola to Cedar Key.
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Sheriff's Office Has Been An Invaluable Partner
By MARJ LAW
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
Keep Wakulla County Beauti-
ful (KWCB) is a small, private,
non-profit organization dedi-
cated to the reduction of trash,
the promotion of recycling, and
the beautification of Wakulla
About 10 years ago, we were
a much smaller group using
my home as an office. The
house had an interesting decor
boxes of trash bags lined
the walls, bags of gloves were
stuffed on the top shelves of
closets, and trash pickers were
stacked behind the sofas.
One day, Sheriff David Har-
vey asked me, "How would you
like an office with us?"
What? And give up my inter-
"When can I move in?" I
asked, half-afraid he was jok-
"Next Monday, anytime in
the morning." he replied.
So, promptly at 9 a.m., my car
was packed and at the Sheriff's
SOffice door. Several men in
striped uniforms came to help
me move the boxesito the new
room. Later, I asked the sheriff
each other, so they can learn
which people belong in the
neighborhood and which ones
are strangers. They learn to look
out for each other."
KWCB now helps with the
Neighborhood Watch cleanup.
It is one way we work with the
Sheriff's Office. We assist the
Litter Control Unit by giving
them heavy-duty trash bags
and trash pickers. We are ready
to speak at Civilian Academy
meetings, bringing the KWCB
message that so closely paral-
lels the sheriff's message.
A few years ago, Sheriff
Harvey spoke at a state-wide
sheriff's meeting. He encour-
aged other sheriffs to work
closely with their Keep America
Beautiful affiliates, saying, "Our
organizations form natural part-
Working together enhances
each group's productivity. It's
a natural fit which benefits, the
SRecently, the Sheriff's Office
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large tent at Wooley Park to
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They loaned us a grill and Everything we do brings a
had coals ready to cook at lunch- new opportunity to work to-
time. Litter Control Unit person- gether. Working together has
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Continued under Clerk of Court add (1) Auditors, Vaus
Legal Notice under General Business add (1) Landfill C&D
going to Live Oak on a Emergency basis, under
Commissioner Vause add (1) Waiver of permit tion
fees for construction of home at Wakulla High $8,6
School, under County Attorney add item (1) by L
WAKULLA COUNTY Sprayfield and item (2) Amendment to Tourist
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Development Tax Ordinance, under Commis- mon
INVITATION TO BID sionerKessler add item (4) Manatee Zones by L
Workshop and item (5) MSBU Tax Relief. Sec-
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COM- ond by Kessler. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0 out
MISSIONERS INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT A Wakulla County Sheriffs Department-no Mar
BID ON THE FOLLOWING: items Lang
Clerk of Court
BID NUMBER: WC2006-036 1. Mark Payne with James Moore, CPA-
BID OPENING DATE AND TIME: OCTOBER Highlight of Audit tion
13, 2006 AT 2:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING $4,4
.ITEM: AMBULANCE STATION AT WAKULLA 1. Grants and Special Projects-Hickory Ser
STATION Park Improvements Project Citizen input Car
Special Presentation by Dr. Mary Woolf-'
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUN- gang from Crawfordville Branch of Tallahassee incr
TY COMMISSIONERS SHALL RECEIVE Community College-Ecotourism Institute colle
SEALED BIDS UNTIL 2:00 P.M., OCTOBER PLANNING AND'ZONING requ
13, 2006. Road Closing Application R06-06
Request to close Daniel Lane. This road this
ALL BIDS SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED is located south of High Drive and Crawford-
AS SEALED BID WITH THE BID NUMBER, villa Elementary School. Scott Gaby is the
OPENING DATE AND TIME AND SUBMIT-' applicant. 29,
TED TO: Kessler made a motion to approve Road
WAClosing, Application R06-06 to close Daniel Mner
WAKULLACOUNTY Lane. Second by Langston. All for. Motion
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Carried. 5-0
P3093 CRAO.WFBOX 1263 2Final Plat Application FP06-09 to bE
3093 CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY Final Plat signature hearing in front of the
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32326-1263 Board of County Commissioners to plat a 23 lot arra
subdivision to be known as The Resort Estates
A PUBLIC BID OPENING WILL BE HELD at Shell Point Unit 2. This property is located
AT THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF around Shell Pbint Road and Beaty Taff Drive.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, 3093 Shell Point Residences, Inc. isthe applicant and First
CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORD- Varnum and Associates are the agents, to b
VILLE, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 13, 2006 AT Langston made a motion to approve Final Octi
2:00 P.M. PlatApplication FP06-09. Second by Vause. All
for. Motion Carried. 5-0
SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM 3. Preliminary Plat Application PP06-07 the
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY Second of two hearings to construct a 27 Wak
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, SHERRI PRICE, lot subdivision to be known as Cypress Glen. Vau
PO. BOX 1263, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA This property is located west of the intersection
32326 OR 3093 CRAWFORDVILE HIGHWAY, of Sopchoppy Highway and Allen Green Road. hom
CRAWFORDVILLE, FLOFIDA32327; PHONE Elberta Land Company is the applicant and
850-926-0919. Edwin Brown & Associates are the agents, ate I
Langston made' a motion to approve getl
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUN Preliminary Plat Application PP06-07. Second Age
TY. COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE by Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston and Boa
RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS AND. Vause. Opposed: Brimner and Kessler. Motion Vau
PORTIONS THEREOF. Carried. 3-2
STHER C 4. Rezoning Application R06-07
September 28, October 5, 2006 Second of two hearings in front of the Board trucl
Ii Counr., C'omm.s E..-rner c rsczc.rna i i 12 -l to re
acre p r .c .icl:.m AG iag r. "uliur -. I o6 R -R iFiur .1
Legal Notice se.an.,ii Tr., proper, .i lo.:lci c.r., irn torn
as l Ode.,r ld Beinein Roa..d ,u.un or BIi ,ri ,T, .-.ea
SCulonr Lin.la L Rc..sjw .5 In e appInl:anl ana mean
Kathy Shirah is the agent. ; ,,i ,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND Item Dies For Lack of a Motion.
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA 5. Rezoning Application R06-14 cal
Rezone a 1.45+/- acre parcel from. R1-a vs c
File Number: 06-120-PR (Single Family Residential) to C-O (Commercial
Probate Division Oh.i:el Th.c p:op.rry, islocale.I atln r.o:,nhesi mer
co-rner of Azale, Drire ana U.1rne A-merue could
IN RE. ESTATE OF Lasirr,.:e -anu,,g and Milara rfotlhn are irn.
MARK W CHANEY. ". 'pDII:inis ar.i3 Kair., Sr,,an .c Ir e pgerin
Decease. .- -. Lanq.lrI made ea nclir. 0o approve) Rie. by L
zoning Appi-.cslar. ROE-14 nsr. Ir. ciimb.r.qng ci
NOTICE TO CREDITORS o.rin IolIt b, ade3 Se.:--.nd. o1 '.'J.ase ivorig ior
Lsnrion LargI.jr. g l ano Vaue Oppisea Kez
The aamin.siralior oft rI. esal. of Mars. sler AD1ainer, rrrne, M.inr.i n Carra.i '. 1
W Cnapey aeceasea File Number 06-120- 6 Rez.:ir..ng Appi;..alion R06-.1
PR ,s pending Irn ne Circul Courn Ior WaS.uil Rezone a 1 21t,- acre pr,:el iiorr PRR I
County Florida ProDae Divisor Ine admire s. (Rural Reiienslal l i C .-2 iGer rail GCormmir-
ol which is 3056 Cratwlordvlll Hia / CrawIc.ra cali Tr,. prop-ry r l Ca io'le .,r. Ciaslse r.3ulcll
villa. Florida 32327 The name nrd sadre;a o1 Hghway nornn of ith Arnerril i'..l ongage arle
'tne personal represenlaiae and Ine PersoCnai Waller C D.O.a:o;:n III ine .app.i.car.
represenlat,\Be anorney are sei lnn ceilo LargsT on mrradE a mT,oior, Io appr:.',
AlI creditors of me aoceidenm and oclher Rezoning Application R06-18. Second by The
parsons naving claims or demands aga.nl Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston and advi
Ine deceaerr i's elaae on shc.m a copy a' thE Vause.Opposed: Kessler and Brimner. Motion posi
notice is served within three months after the Carried. 3-2
date of the first publication of this notice must 7. Rezoning Application R06-19 Assi
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE First of two hearings to rezone a 134.29+/-
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE acre parcel from AG(Agriculture) to PUD
DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS (Planned Unit Development). This property is
NOTICBOR THIRTY DAYSAFTER THE DATE located at the southeast corner of Rehwinkel
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE Road and Old Town Hammock Road. This
ON THEM. .. leach i, ,:.iVal.ulla LLC a' Irna appicanr, arn.
All other credoior. of Ihe ia :edenrt and9r 'vrriu r. 1 _t_..c:,la are ire ager l-
persorTs hai.ringciarr.n or daemana against 'T. "r. :, aor. i,.ngrr
'deceaent's esaile munl Ilie Ine.r cla.mn wAir. a Pra.,minar) Plai Appir.'cara.n PPOr..-i1 W
ins court WITHINr THRE E MOUITHS AFTER Firsi or ra n:arirng,,j. it crela a 7 i11 ra ,.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF oar.rl.al .uod..-.on .:.r, a 134 2'9*., a.re par,:-l
THIS NOTICE. Ic. tlDe CIr.on a Tr.e M ea is, o1 Wakul.ia Tr.3,
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC- proper, i-s locate a r in sodrlhealt corrrer THE
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER of Rehwinkel Road and Old Town Hammock MIS
BARRED. Road. The Meadows of Wakulla, LLC are the BID
Thedateof thefirstpublicationofthe Notice applicant and Varnum and Associates are the
is September 28, 2006. agents. BID
**no action tonight BID
Personal Representative: 9. Rezoning Application R06-20 20,
Steven R..Allbaugh 'First of two hearings to rezone a 34.39+/- ITEI
11710 Bright Star Circle acre parcel from AG(Agriculture) to PUD
Tallahassee, Florida 32305 (Planned Unit Development). This property is
located at the southwest comer of Sopchoppy THE
Attorney for Personal Representative: Highway and Otter Creek Road. Buckhom First TY
Deirdre A. Farrington is the applicant and Varnum and Associates SEI
Attorney for Personal Representative are the agents. 20,
Florida Bar No. 488690 "no action tonight
2887 Crawfordville Highway Suite 4 10. Preliminary Plat Application PP06-11 BID
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-2173 First of two hearings to create a 94 lot, BID
Telephone: 850/926-2700 subdivision on a 34.39+/- acre parcel to be SH(
known as Buckhor. This property is located BID
September 28, October 5, 2006 atthe southwest comerof Sopchoppy Highway ANt
and Otter Creek Road. Buckhorn- First is the
Leg l Notice applicant and Varnum and Associates are the W
Legal Notice agents. (continued)
11. Site Plan Application SP06-09
Request for site plan approval to construct
a daycare, restaurant and commercial building
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE on a4.62+/- acre parcel. This property is located
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND at thesouthwest comer of Sopchoppy Highway A P
FOR WAKULLA COUtITY FLORIDA and Otter Creek Road. Buckhorn First is the THE
applicn,:ar .- .'farnumT ar,3i 4 ..Cai -s are the TYI
CASE NO 06-144-PR'. agernl iconllinnuei FOI
12. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Ap- FLC
IN RE: Estate of Fpic.aiic.n CP06' 10.
ARTHUR FRANKLIN PEACOCK, JR. Reees.gr.ale the Future Land Use on a THE
Deceased. 31.0+/- acre parcel from Rural 2 to Urban 1. TY
This property is located at 203 East Ivan Road RIG
NOTICE TO CREDITORS between the Linzy Mill Subdivision' and The POI
Grove Subdivision. Jerry and Phyllis Spears
The administration ofthe estateofARTHUR are the applicants and William Lee in c/o
FRANKLIN PEACOCK, JR., deceased, whose Robert Routa.
date of death was August 14, 2006, is pending Vause made a motion to transmit CP06-1 0
in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, to Department of Community Affairs. Second
Probate Division, Case Number 06-144-Pr the by Langston. Voting for: Lawhon,. Langston,
address of which is 3056 Crawfordville High- Brimner and Vause. Opposed: Kessler. Motion
way, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Carried. 4-1
The names and addresses of the personal 13. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Ap-.
representatives and the personal repre-senta- plication CP06-03
tive's attorney are set forth below. Redesignate the Future Land Use on a
All creditors of the decedent and other 2.0+/-'acre parcel from Urban.1 to Urban 2.
persons, who have claims or demands against This property Is located at 12 Harvey Mill Road.
decedent's estate, Including unmatured con- Carl Wayne Neel Is the applicant and George
tingent or unliquidated claims, and who have Johnston Is the agent. (continued) IN F
beenserved a copyofthisnotice, mustfiletheir 14. Short Form Final Plat Application
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF SF06-17' Min
'THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Final Plat Signature hearing to create a 6 lot Ian
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE shortform subdivision on 122.11+/- acre parcel.
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE This property is located between River Planta-
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE tion, Hunter Glenn and Hardwood Hammocks. Pi
ON THEM. Walter & .Joicelyn Powers are the applicants
All other creditors of the decedent and other and Edwin G. Brown and Associates are the
persons who have claims or demands against agents. (continued) TO:
the decedent's estate, including unmatured, Break
S contingent or unliquidated claims, must file .CONSENT AGENDA ADI
their claims with'thls court WITHIN THREE (3) 1. Bill and Vouchers
.MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST 2. Disbursement request for Wilson Miller YOi
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. for Professional Services for Residential For
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE Land Use needs Analysis-P.O. 059374, Mei
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NOTICE IS SEPT. 28, 2006. and a new server for the BOCC Complex-P.O. de
55685, $12,523.95 d
-s- JANICE PEACOCK PARKER Langston made a motion to approve .the WI
Personal Representative Cohsent Agenda. Second by Brimner. Voting on ,
4726 Crawfordville Hwy. for: Lawhon, Brimner, Langston and Vause.
Crawfordville, FL 32327 Opposed: Kessler. Motion Carried. 4-1
-s- GEORGE J. LITTLE 0. C and D is at capacity at the landfill
4442 Lafayette Street and is being sent to Live Oak at $42.00 per
Post Office Box 1612 ton-information -
Marianna, Florida 32447-5612 1. Sprint Invoice for a New Phone System
850-526-5613 for the Property Appraiser's Office in the amount
Fla. Bar. No. 0308145 of $24.801.19
Attorney for Personal Representative Langston made a motion to pay the Sprint
invoice in the amount of $24,801.19 out of the
September 28, October 5, 12, 2006 one cent sale tax. Second by Vause. All for.
Motion Carried. 5-0
2. Ordinance relating to Wastewater .
Le T Notice Service
Legal Notice Brimner made a motion to advertise an
Ordinance relating to Wastewater Service for a
public hearing on October 2, 2006. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
Board of County Commissioners 3. Public Works Department-Trice Lane,
Regular Board Meeting Ivan Church and Crawfordville Highway In-
September 7,2006 tersections
Kessler made a motion to proceed with a
Present: Maxie Lawhon, Chairman; Howard permit for a safety update to have a rioht turn
Kessler, Vice-Chairman; Ed Brimner, BOCC; only lane at the Trice Lane and Crawfordville
Brian Langston, BOCC; Henry Vause, BOCC; Highway intersection. Second by Langston. All
'Joe Blanchard, County Administrator; Ron for. Motion Carried. 5-0
Mowrey, County Attorney; and Evelyn Evans, 4. Workforce Plus--requesting $6,000.0
Deputy Clerk. for the "Giving Back to Wakulla Initiative" a
6:00 p.m. Meeting called to order. Brimner youth program. Taken under advisement.
opened in prayer and led the pledge of alle- 5. Workforce Plus-Week of September
giance to the flag. 4-8, 2006 be proclaimed as a Workforce De-
Approval of Agenda velopment week.
Vause made a motion to approve the Brimner made a motion to approve the
Agenda with the following changes, under proclamation designating September 4-8, 2006
Planning and Zoning Items 11,13 and 14 will be as Workforce Development week. Second by
NOTICE OF INTENT .
Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections is
ertising her intent to designate the following
ition as Senior Management.
istant Supervisor of Elections.
September 28, October 5, 2006
AKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
INVITATION TO BID
E WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COM-
SIONERS INVITES YOU TO SUBMIT A
ON THE FOLLOWING:
OPENING D -TE rD TirM.E .-CTC EbE
2006 AT 2:00 P r1.
M: 1. AMBULANCE
2. AMBULANCE RECHASSIS
E WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
COMMISSIONERS SHALL RECEIVE
ALED BIDS UNTIL 2:00 P.M., OCTOBER
SEPARATELY BUY ENCLOSE IN SAME
PACKET BOTH BID ITEMS. ALL BIDS'
)ULD BE CLEARLY MARKED AS SEALED.
WITH THE BID NUMBER, OPENING DATE
D TIME AND.SUBMITTED TO:
AKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
P.O. BOX 1263
3093 CRAYVFORDVILLE HIGHWAY
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32326-1263 *
PUBLIC BID OPENING WILL BE HELD AT
E WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUiPI.
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE. 3i0j3 CFRl'.'
RDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE,
)RIDA 32327. PHONE.850-926-1565.
E WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE
IHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS AND
October, 12, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 06-225-CA
RE: THE INTEREST OF:
NOTICE OF ACTION OF
PETITION FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY
BY EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBER
DRESS (if known): Unknown
U ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
Temporary Custody by Extended Family
mber has been filed ard you are required to
ie a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
n Paul and Denise Dubay, 93 Leslie Circle,
wfordville, FL 32327 on or before 30 days
first publication, and file the original with
Clerk of this Court. If you fail to do so,. a
ault will be entered against you for the relief
handed in the Petition.
TNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
September 15, 2006.
Clerk of Court
-s- Chris Gibson
(Circuit Court Seal)
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 2006
North Pointe Center
DAZZLES HAIR STUDIO is now hiring
for stylists, nail specialist. Please call
.850-926-6772 to inquire. P5
Part-time help needed for the cleaning
of cages and feeding/care of non-
venomous snakes. Snakes must be
handled and may bite. 15-20 hrs. per
week; late afternoon or evening. Please
read ad again and call 926-6248.
Concrete Labor-some work out of
town. 334-685-1904. P5
Foundations, slabs, driveways, etc.
Stan Poole at 251-0189. F
Cellular: 509-8530 '
AAA CONSTANT COMFORT
Air cond. and heating, service and
installation. Free quotes on new
equipment. Trane dealer. We fix all
brands and mobile homes. 926-8999.
KEITH KEY HEATING AND AIR
Commercial; residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service,
installation. All makes and models.
Lic. #RA0062516. 926-3546. F
se. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
6. Housing Department
Brimner made a motion to adopt a Resolu-
and Budget Amendment in the amount of
652.00 forthe Housing Department. Second
.angston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
7. Monument for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
iument on the Courthouse Square. Second
angston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
Kessler made a motion to take $3,000.00
of next year's budget to help pay for the Dr.
tin Luther King, Jr. Monument. Second'by
gston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
8. Wakulla County Ambulance Service
Brimner made a motion to adopt a Resolu-
and Budget Amendment in the amount of
1000.00-for the Wakulla County Ambulance
vice. Second by Vause. All for. Motion
9. Panacea Area Water System--Rate
ease from $2.00-$3.00 per customer for
action of sewer bills. (a letter will be sent
testing financial audits)
Lawhon was ill and left the meeting at
1. Sprayfield mediation on September
2. Tourist Development Ordinance amend-
1. Letter concerning Comcast and "Citizens
2. Wakulla River Signage-meeting to be
nged at board office
3. MSBU tax relief Issue-information
1. Wakulla County Coalition for Youth-
tAnnual Youth Summit on Substance Abuse
e held at Riversprings Middle School on
ober 7, 2006..
2..WakUlla Boundless Playground
Brimner made a motion to partnership with
state and waive any building fees for the
tulla Boundless Playground. Second, by
se. All for. Motion Carried. 4-0 ,
1. Waiver of permit fees for construction of
ne at Wakulla High School.
Vause made a motion to approve the Sen-
Bill 360 Wbrkshnp on August 1, 2006. Bud-,
Review Workshop on August 3, 2006, Board.
nda Workshop and Regular Scheduled
rd Meeting on August 21, 2006. Second by
se. All for. Motion Carried. 4-0
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
1. David Harrisqn--Fire Department ladder
k is down and will cost at least $12,000.00
2. Daniel Thompson--Opinion from At-
ev General regarding ir., Ci.-zni to be
ra por.:. r l .: tjoar3 merr ing. and cqm-
id.ni the Doh:.ard I,:.r Ir.- :"upD.rn ojl p.r ..,r.,
3 Sr.,,r.r.:.r nr r..-, Wa.r exilr ai:,,:r.n -lo-I..
go-,. rnm. ril gert.r. rg g .o 'jier ju ,ir-.:"
4. Ron Piasecki--Funding of fire depart-
its and how many hotel rooms does the
5. Vic Lambou-Playgroui.d and gri.jir.
Vause made a motion to., ajolurn S-' ,-,r
10:50 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
Oclri_=r a5 :006
Re-Roofs New Metal Patch
Over 20 Years Experience
or (850) 528-3487
PORTER PAINTING, LLC
Residential/Commercial, New Con-
|iruc:.ion Remodeling. Soft-Wash/
Pressure Wash. Licehsed and Insured.
Free Estimates. Worker's Comp.
Certified. (850) 519-0416. BF
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Specializing ir repair.and service,
residential and commercial, homes and
mobile homes. 24-hour service. Mark
Oliver, ER0015233. 421-3012. F
MUNGE'S TREE SERVICE
Rates-Tree Removal & Trimming
Firewood & Stump Grinding
Fully Insured, 421-8104 F
HEATING & A/C
Maintenance & Service
Gary Limbaugh, 926-5592
FL Lic. #CAC1814304
3232 Crawfordville Hwy.
PUMP REPAIR .
We stock water pumps, electric motors
and parts. Complete installation and
repair services. 962-3051. F
JIMBO'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Interior, exterior repairs-bottom/top.
Homes, mobile homes, boats, car-
ports, porches. Roofing, installation on
floors, carpet, ceramic tile and linoleum,
wallpaper, blinds, leaks, windows.
Clean outside roof, kool seal, painting,
vinyl siding and pressure washing.
(850) 524-5462. BF
Billy Roddenberry .
BACKHOE AND TRACTOR WORK
Big or Small Free Estimates
30 years experience
Richard Miller, 926-2900 or
ALL PRO FENCE
Fencing. 519-1416. BF
Lawn Care Service
BACK FORTY TRACTOR SERVICE
Bushhogging, Boxblading Driveway.
Larry Carter Owner/Operator. 850-
925-7931, 850-694-7041. Licensed/
FILL DIRT, TOPSOIL, ROAD BASE,
CRUSHED SHELL, ROCK, LOADER
AND GRADING SERVICE. 850-984-
Tractor Work-Bushhog, lawn,
driveway grading and dirt roads, post
holes, tree trimming and removal,
gardens, harrow and plow. 545-8921.
Housekeeping $50 and up. Call Emily
544-9779. -. P14,21,28,5
Wilde Construction, Inc.
Lic. # CBC1254693 Commercial/
Residental/New Construction, re-
modeling, custom homes, decks,
siding, trim, framing and fencing: Free
estimates, Nicholas Wilde (owner) 508-
7865 or 926-1837. P28,5,12,19
Bailey's House Cleaning Services-
Raies-Greal Service" Over 10 years
experience. Please call 567-1024. rpe
Learn to play guitar, bass guitar,
drums or Keyboard 18+ yrs. teaching
experience. I teach Iraditional lessons
also musical styles. For more info. call
Mike McCarty. 850-491-7501. PT12/28
Easy Roller Painting. LLC Commercial
and Residential Licensed Insured
Workers Corrip. Certified. No job to big
or too small. Call William Thompson,
owner at 850-320-3906 for free
Alterations by Wanda. 30 years
experience. No job too big. No job too
small. Call Wanda at 926-6242 or 528-
SDeep Cleaning-Windows inside & outside.
Carpons. paios etc Free estimates. 528-
7535 or 519-9213. P5,12
Thrift store and antiques
Open Thursday Friday and Saturday
10 a.m 4 pm 3 miles nonn of
Crawfordville Corner Hwy.
319/Whiddon Lake Rd.
Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"
61 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Open Wed, Fri.l 6p,m.
S Sailrd;i y lO 1.0 p.It |
Need immediately-professional house
painters, individual hourly painter or
subcontractors. Call Billy Roddenberry
962-4271 or 228-5552. CF
Experienced Short Order Cook and
Prep needed as soon as possible. Need
experienced bartender for new bar set-
up. Apply in person, Riverside Cafe in St.
Marks or Riverside by the Bay in Shell
Point. 925-5668 or 926-4499. BF
WAKULLA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
VACANCIES: Wakulla County School
Board is accepting applications for
instructional and non-instructional
positions for the 2006-07 school year.
Interested individuals please call the
job line' at 926-0098 to hear a recorded
message regarding all vacancies
OR visit the WCSB web site: www.
view all vacancies and download an
Hookwreck Henry's-needs ex-
perienced daytime dishwasher and
fulltime experienced oyster shucker.
Must be dependable. Flexible hours.
Contact Mary at 984-5544. BF
Lighthouse Lady Cleaning hiring
fulltime day cleaning personnel. Must
have experience, transportation and
must pass a background check. Serious
inquiries only. Call 509-0623. BF
The Wakulla County B6ard of County
Commissioners Housing Department
will be accepting applicants for an OPS
parttime office assistant position. The job
duties include professional telephone
etiquette skills, filing, computer skills,
general office experience required
and a positive attitude to the public
and co-workers is a must. This is a 20
hour a week position. If you have any
questions, please contact Vicky Smith
or Annie Brown at 850-926-7977. The
closing date is October 6, 2006. B28,5
Immediate opening for lot maintenance/
mechanic helper. Must have a valid
driver's license and dependable
transportation. Duties include but
are not limited to: shop/lot cleanup,
washing/detailing vehicles, mowing
grass, light mechanical work, etc. Call
Ray at Rascal Auto Sales 850-926-
Data' entry/clerk full-time $1,200/mo.,
fax resume to 850-671-4587 or mail
to P.O. Box 5988 Tallahassee, FL
Part-time help needed 18-20 hours per
week/afternoons and evenings. Must
be over 21 with a high school diploma.
Job duties include customer service,
stocking shelves, ability to work a cash
register. Must provide job references
and be able to pass a drug test.
Please send information to: 27 Azalea
Drive Unit E, PMB#2 Crawfordville FL
WAKULLA BOARD OF COUNTY.
MAXIE LAWHON, CHAIRMAN
Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking a qualified
individual to fill a full-time position
performing library and clerical work
following established procedures and
assisting library patrons in making
effective use of library facilities. Job
duties include circuiarion, reference,
computer instruction and other related
tasks. Must be acquainted with library
procedures,'have good knowledge
of books and software applications
and possess accurate typing skills.
The applicant must possess initiative,
resourcefulness, good judgment,
accuracy tact and ability to meet public
pleasantly. Evening and Saturday hours.
are required. Position includes benefits,
salary dependant upon qualifications.
Closing date for applying for this
position is Wednesday. October 18,
2006 at 5 pm To apply, send a
completed Wakulla County Employment
Application to Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1263
Crawfordville, FL 32326 To obtain an
application contact Colleen Skipper at
850-926-0919, TDD 850-926-1201.
Questions and requests for Position
Descriptions should be directed to Mr.
Doug Jones, Public Library Director at
By Florida Law, all applications for
employment with the County are open
for Public Inspection. Drug Screening
and a Criminal Background Check are
required. Veteran's Preference will be
given to qualified applicants. Wakulla
County is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer/Drug Free
Drug/Alcohol Free, Male for part-time
odd jobs. $8-15 per hour (depending on
experience). 570-5712 or 926-3808. B5
The City of Sopchoppy is accepting
applications for a Resident Park
Manager. For information and/or
application, contact the Clerk's Office,
100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy,
FL 32358 or by calling 850-962-4611.
Housing and electricity in exchange
for managing camp sites; mowing, and
miscellaneous duties. B5
Roomate wanted. Fully furnished,
secluded, lovely home, 2 blocks from
Lake Ellen for non-smoker: Month to
month lease. $375 includes utilities.
509-7647 for info. P5,12
A Millionaires Automatic Money System
1-800-783-9058 ext. 1807. P5
Responsible Roomate needed. $300
monthly plus 1/2 utilities. NO DRUGS.
Found: Small black and white male
dog (maybe'small terrier), black face
with white blaze and one black circle
on back. 984-0044. P5,12
Community Yard Sale
October 7, 2006-Historic Apalachicola
will collectively clean out their garages
and warehouses on Saturday, October
7. Starting at 8 a.m. merchants, non-
profit groups and residents of the
town will line the streets with over 50
booths selling everything from furniture,
vintage and antique treasures, books
and overstock merchandise. Plus there
will be yard sales all over town. This
promises to be the best yard sale you'll
ever attend. For more information call
the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at 850-
Their trash, your treasures at the.Old Jail
Museum Shop, High Drive, across from
Old Wooden Courthouse SATURDAYS
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 85,12,19,26
Porch tables, linens, household items,
miscellaneous. Sat. Oct. 7, 9 a.m to 4
p.m. Freebie with each purchase. 252
Levy Bay Road, Panacea. 984-5329.
A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Licensed John Farrell
MSR TRACTOR SERVICE, LLC
Free Estimates *Affordable Prices
421-7464 or Cell 508-5378 BF
THE WAKULIA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 0006-Page $1
Deadline 35 Cents
"onday Per Word
Classified Advertisement in the news doesn't Cost It Pays and Pays and Pays
!Sat. Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-til. Household
items, movies, CDs, books, clothing-
Abercrombie, Hollister, Aeropostale,
:52 HP Tractor w/ attachments and
'much more. 52 Aucilla St. Panacea.
BRIDLE GATE NEIGHBORHOOD
'YARD SALE. Sat. Oct. 7, 8-noon. P5
Sat. Oct. 7, Lower Bridge Rd,, paved
road. Cancel if rain. Hunter's camper-
sleeps 2 with electric hookup. P5
Yard Sale Sat. Oct. 7, 14 Coleman
-Rd., Crawfordville. Lots of clothes; little
girls, juniors and ladies size 8-12, some
'household items. P5
-BED-Brand New Queen Orthopedic
-Pillow-Top Mattress Set. In plastic,
warranty, can deliver. $250. 850-425-
BEDROOM SET- 6 PC.- Headboard,
frame, dresser, mirror, chest, nightstand.
NEW in boxes, must sell $550. 850-
SOFA & LOVESEAT. NEW
MICROFIBER, Stain Resistant,
Lifetime Warranty, Still in Crate, Can
'Deliver. Sug. List $1250, Sell $475.
IMATTRESS- King Size Orthopedic 3
pc. Set. New, unopened w/ warranty.
SSacrifice $295. 850-222-2113. BF
Abundance of bedding, sleeper sofas,
computers, interior/exterior doors,
windows/screens, fiberglass shower
units and light fixtures. Open Tuesday
thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 940
'Shadeville Hwy. (Hwy. 61),.926-4544.
GREEN PEANUTS, FIELD CORN,
PEAS AND OKRA. RAKERS FARM.
Mushroomcompost, $15 per scoop.
Red mulch at $30. Top soil at $25. Fill
dirt $65 for small truck load. Delivery
available. 926-3280. P14,21,28,5
77 Chevrolet Malibu Classic, 4 DR.,
'blue and white. Needs minor body
repair. New rebuilt transmission, 4 yr.
old engine $3,500. 850-264-0814.
*2002 Buick LeSabre, 35,000 miles, 4,
new tires; new Diehard battery $8,5Q0.
.926-6003, 926-7952. P28,5
98 Voyager Van: 3.3 V-6 Plymouth
'Expresso 163,000, 1 owner TVNCR,
Game Center, good cond $4,000 obo.
Looking for Furniture!
New Gently Used
Find It- Sell It
2481 Crawfordville H\y.
THURS. OCT. 12 H. an.
183 Acres in
Selling in Two Tracts
or As a Whole
SurrOLIncled by the Appala-
chian Wildlife Manaaement
River Frontage on East River
Great Huntin- Tract
Photos, Plats & Complete
H&M#AB t 10 CQ220129
Ben G. Hudson, Jr. AU230; BK300
From your backyard to the world and
beyond. Check us out! P5
This is the list for the shelter animals
up for adoption:
* Aussie-Corgie-Catahoula mix, only
19 Ibs, very cute
* Dachshund, male
* Border collie mix
* Husky mix
* Lab mixes
* Cocker. spaniels male & female,
* Beagle, mix
* Cocker Spaniel mix, black and tan
3BR/2B Mobile Home in South Leon
County. Fenced in yard. $700/mo. 926-
8465. '. P5,12
2BR/1B w/expando living .oom:
bedroom. $550/mo. 1st & last plus
deposit. 926-6036. P5
1998 Palm Harbor 3BR/2B walk-in
closets, surround sound, and security
tiled floors $35,000 o'bo 926-7431
P285 12 19
Weekly Rentals Available, $175-$200
per week, Panacea Motel, 850-984-
5421. 1 BF
2BR/2B Mobile home.in North Wakulla
County. $650/mo.1 year lease.
Ochlockonee Bay Realty: 850-984-
0001 firstname.lastname@example.org www. obrealty.
com No pets/no smoking. BF
3BR/2B townhouse in Crawfordville
w/ community pool. $895/mo. 1 year
lease. Ochlockonee Bay Realty: 850-
.984-0001 email@example.com www.-
obrealtyicom. No pets/no smoking BF
3BR/2B Ochlockonee Bayfront home
on River Cove. $1,250/mo. 1 year
lease. Ochlockonee Bay Realty: 850-
984-0001 firstname.lastname@example.org www.
2BR/2B on Alligator Point. $850/mo.
requires first and last. 1 year lease.
Ochlock-onee Bay Realty: 850-984-
0001 email@example.com www.obrealty.
2BR/2B furnished home on Alligator
:Point. $1,300/mo. 1 year lease. No
Pets/No Smoking. Ochlockonee Bay
Realty: 850-984-0001. obr@obrealty.
corn ww obrealt cmrn BF
For rent or option to buy. Sopchoppy,
3BR/1t5BA on one acre. River access
$850/mo. plus deposit. 544-8315 or
Efficiency apartment (one bedroom/
living room) for rent. $500/mo. Electric
and water included. References
required. Near Wakulla Middle School.
Call 926-5575 or 519-7083. P5
Charming 3BR/2B Mashes Sands
H-ou e 1 800 -I hf i Ir lease $975/
mo. 1st & secunty 984-9959 P5j 2
1,2 and 3 bedrooms.
New in Crawfordville
Pool, workout room, clubhouse
with business center
Homestretch Lane (off Hwy.-61)1
'Ask aboli oar specials!
3BR/1 5B House in Medart close to
schools No smoking: no pets. $900/
mo. 850-545-0126 or 850-509-2700.
Crawfordville, large 3BR/2B, two car
garage duplex, great for seniors,
Covington Park near downtown. $975 +
deposit, lease. 878-5660, 566-6144.
Townhouse For Rent
2BR/2.5B;, screened porch, $850.
Ready to move in. 933-5242. P5,12
Brick Home 3BR/2B on private acres.
Convenient to Crawfordville and.
Tallahassee. $895/mo. and security
deposit. Call 566-4124. B5,12,19,26
Room for rent' $350 covers 1/2 of
everything. 926-5386. P5
Small 2BR Completely Rennovated
.Sopchoppy. $600/mo. $600 deposit.
3BR/2B house in Medart on Hwy.
98/319. Recently remodeled. $750/mo.
With 1st and last month's rent due. Call
4BR/2B home W/D, on fenced 1 acre
in quiet Crawfordville neighborhood.
$1,200/mo. Call 926-9506. P5
St. Marks. 2BR/2BA fenced, porches,
decks. $850-plus deposit. 926-7431. P5
|Real Estate-Sale i
LOTS, LOTS, LOTS
We have coastal lots in St. Marks,
Cairabelle, Eastpoint &
SSteinhatchee. slaying at $45K
Neil Ryder Realty, Inc.
656-0(06 508-6988. BF
Play golf every day! 3BR/2B at
Wildwood Country Club. $179,000.
Coastwise Realty, Inc., Lynn Cole,
Beautiful coastal home with guest
house on 4 lois. iusbly landscaped. St
Marks 925-0373 BF
Buck Forest-Home on 10 acres. 3BR/
2B 1382 sq. ft.-Built in 1994. Fenced
yard and more. Call for a tour. Best
price for a home on 10 acres in the
county. LandLotsAndHomes.com LLC.
850-556-6694 $339,500 obo. B28,5
20 acres $199,000. Wakulla County.
Call Susan Owner/Agent. 850-510-
SNeed To Sell
We buy houses and mobile
homes w/land. See our free
report "Amazing secrets of
selling your house for cash in
7 days or less" at
or call us direct
V or Mike 509-8014 (
What an opportunity Large brick
home with fireplace, in ground pool,
workshop, barn & more'on nearly 4
acres with Highwa 319rontagel The
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room, work wall all
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Panacea Mineral springs! Several
lots to choose from in fast-growing
coastal area $74,900 each.
1,074 sq. ft. Retail Store Front for
Rent in Lewiswood Center, Woodville.
Growing area, convenient to Wakulla
and Leon counties. 421-5039. BF
Nad's Enterprises. Mini-Warehouses
6x6 and up. Hwy. 61 across from'
cemetery. Anita Townsend. 926-3151.
or 926-5419. BF
$400 a month plus tax
Full Kitchen Use
Call Edna at 339-0511
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease, 8x10
and 10x12 now available. Come by or
call Wakulla Realty, 926-5084.BF
St. Marks, 2,000 sq. ft. of commercial
space for rent-can be made into 2
separate units. Lots of traffic. Call
Lynn Cole, Coastwise Realty, Inc. 545-
Commerical Rental in Panacea. Large
1,000 sq. ft. block building w/great
storefront on busy Hwy. 98. Just
$1,000/mo. Ochlockonee Bay.Realty:
2 miles South of Courthouse
on Hwy. 319in Crawfordville
24 Hour Access Video-Surveillance
We accept all vouchers
S 3/2 $715
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Page 22-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006
Among the cases brought
up in felony court before Cir-
cuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls on
Assistant Public Defender
Inez Suber told the court that
the state attorney's office is
considering seeking first-degree
murder charges against her cli-
ent, Daniel Chavez, the man
- from Quincy who allegedly
knifed his estranged wife when
she fled to a friend's home in
Medart last year.
Assistant State Attorney
Mike Bauer, who is prosecuting.
the case, said after felony court
that no decision had been made
on whether to take the case to
a grand jury.
Chavez, now 25, is currently
facing a charge of second-degree
murder for stabbing his wife,
23-year-old Kathy Lynn Chavez,
in September 2005.
Clifford Carpenter pleaded
no contest to burglary of a
dwellingand grand theft and
was sentenced to 22 months
probation to be served in the
Wakulla County Jail-bed pro-
gram with credit for 78 days
served, pay $1,480 court costs,
and to testify if called as a wit-
Bobby Joe Edwards admit-
ted to violating his community
control by leaving his house and
was ordered to serve 35 days in
the Wakulla County Jail with
time considered, served.
According to the state attor-
ney's office, a GPS ankle bracelet
showed Edwards was walking
up ard down the road outside
his home a violation of his
In matters brought up in
felony court on Sept. 14:
A man facing numerous,
charges of possession of child
pornography indicated he want-
ed to enter an open plea of no
contest in his case, which had
been set for trial on Sept. 26.
Judge Sauls refused to accept
the plea, in which the prosecu-
tor Bauer and Assistant Public
Defender Deanna Hurt had
agreed to waive sentencing
The defendant, George Ickes,
rated a sentence of between
27 years to a maximum of 414
"I'm not going to accept any
straight-up pleas with partial
stipulations," the judge said. "If
I'm going to have the responsi-
bility to do it all, then I'm going
to do it all and I'm not going to
do it piecemeal."
With the guidelines waived,
Sauls said, the state could still
argue for a maximum sentence,
and if the judge went below the
guidelines, the prosecutor could
argue, "It wasn't the state, it was
Sauls said he would take the
plea if it truly was straight up
- that is, as charged, without
any form of agreement between
The matter was dropped and
set for trial, then Bauer tried to
bring it up again during court
to which the judge bristled: "I'm
not going to take it or have any-
body under any delusion that
The case was continued until
James Hurley pleaded
no contest to a charge of ag-
gravated battery on a pregnant
victim and was'sentenced to 30
months probation with'the con-
dition that he serve 18 months
in the Wakulla Jail-bed program.
Hurley was represented in that
case by attorney Elizabeth Pe-
Hurley also pleaded to charg-
es of false imprisonment and
lewd and lascivious molestation
of a child under 12 and was
sentenced to 11 months and 29
days in the Wakulla County Jail
followed by nine years of sex
offender probation including
GPS monitoring. He was repre-
sented in that case by attorney
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