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Read Daily

Our 113th Year, 7th Issue

Thursday, February 15, 2007



Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century

Bay Trail

Plan Moves



Wakulla County residents
will soon be biking, hiking and
running on a newly constructed
paved path as county, state and
federal officials move forward
with plans for the Ochlockonee
Bay Trail.
Design plans for the proposed
trail have changed since the
original proposal was aired in
2001, but residents of the coastal
community did not express great
concern over the relocation of
the trail from the north side of
Mashes Sands and Surf roads to
the southern or bay side.
A public information meeting
on the trail was held in Ochlock-
onee Bay on Jan. 25. The meet-
ing, attended by approximately
40.people, gave residents an
opportunity to learn more about
the project and express their
concerns. Project Manager Sh-
eryl Lynn Mosley said residents
expressed a mixture of opinions,
but seemed to understand the
problems faced by planners.
The 11-mile long path will be
constructed from Mash Island
Park in Ochlockonee Bay to the
U.S. Highway 319 intersection
near the Buckhorn community.
Environmental concerns and
the cost involved forced planners
to seek the alternative location
for the trail, said Mosley. How-
ever, the trail will be constructed
on road right-of-way and no
private property will be lost to
homeowners along the trail.
County officials are working
with the Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) to fund
the project while addressing
environmental concerns with
the state Department of Envi-
roinmental Protection (DEP).
The largest chunk of the trail,
5.5 miles, will be on St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge which
has brought the federal govern-
ment into the planning process
as well.
The multi-phase project has
been split into five phases for
the purpose of funding by DOT.
Phase 4 will have construction
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This Week
Almanac.................... Page 11A
Church Page 4A
Classifieds................. Page 3B
Comment & Opinion Page 2A
Crossword Puzzle.....Page 5B
Outdoors................... Page 10A
People Page 2B
School Page 18
Sheriff's Report........ Page 15A
Sports Page 8A
Week In Wakulla........Page 15A

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Wakulla High Makes
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Photos by Lynda Kinsey


Parade Has


Seeing Red .
Throngs of Wakulla County
residents turned out Saturday
morning for the annual Valen-
tine's Day Festival, sponsored by
the Rotary Club.
Above, "Clifford The Big Red
Dog" helped Trinity Lutheran
Preschool celebrate the festivi-
ties. The float was built by Grace
Tucker's grandson Rob Tucker.
At right, students from Craw-
fordville Elementary get in on
the excitement.
After the parade, citizens at-
tended a festival with rides and
games at Hudson Park.
For more coverage, please see
page 9A.

Daycare Receives Parking Repriev

Hoping to satisfy the con-
cerns of area residents and ap-
plicant Linda Wicker of Happy
Time Day Care in Crawfordville,
Wakulla County Commissioners
voted 4-1 Monday, Feb. 5 to ap-
prove a variance that will allow
Wicker to expand her day care
parking area, alter her highway
entrance and remove some
of her client traffic from U.S.
Highway 319.

The vote was met by ap-
proval from several day care
supporters who wore stickers
on their clothing, but angered
nearby resident Roy Moats
who stated his concern about
increased noise and traffic next
to his home.
Wicker had originally re-
quested a rezoning from RR-1
residential to C-2 commercial.
But when Moats and other
residents in the area expressed
concern over making the 1.06

acre parcel commercial
members decided to ke
residential zoning and
the parking change thro
Moats said county c
sioners promised to he
address noise and traf
cerns in his neighborhc
turned against him dur
public hearing. "I'm ash;
you guys," he said. "You
have to live next to it." R
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S The Wakulla County Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission
overwhelmingly rejected the
proposed water bottling plant
land use, with members citing
concerns about truck traffic
that would be generated by the
"I have a lot of concerns,"
Planning Chairman Mike Falk
said at Monday's meeting. The
community's concerns about the
Project, he said, "shows in the
number of people who showed
up tonight."
The meeting was standing-
room only with most of the
people wearing large lapel but-
tons with a red line through the
S words "water bottling plant."
The planning commission's
vote was 6-1 against the land
use, with only Del Sparkman
supporting it. The vote is a rec-
ommendation for the Wakulla
County Commission to consider
when the matter comes before
that board on March 5.
Besides truck traffic, another
concern was that bottling plant
is a use already covered under
the county's Light Industrial zon-
ing making the creation of a
new land use category unneces-
sary. There was also a contention
that it would amount to "spot
zoning," since the Shadeville
property where the proposed
bottling facility would be located
is surrounded by rural land.
Attorney Nancy Linnan of
fe the Tallahassee law firm Carlton
Fields represented the owners of
, board the proposed bottling plant and
eep the said the new land use category
d allow created additional restrictions
ugh the and concessions not required
under the county's current Light
ommis- Industrial zoning.
elp him Linnan also asserted, several
fic con- times, that if the bottling plant
pod, but is rejected by the county, that the
ing the owners of the wells Dan and
aimed of Ruth High could simply pump
all don't water into tanker trucks and
residentt transport the water to other
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County Spruces Up Azalea Park

Dozens of Wakulla County
residents enjoy the walking trail
at Azalea Park in Crawfordville
on a daily basis. Residents who
enjoy exercising at the park will
soon have two passive exercise
areas added to their outdoor
experience at the park.
Two large round holes have
been excavated at Azalea Park
to accommodate the health
needs of residents. The Wakulla
County Parks and Recreation
Department and Florida Depart-
ment of Health are sponsoring
the exercise areas, which en-
courage hamstring and thigh
stretching as well as pull ups
and leg pull ups.
The theme of the new exer-
cise area is "FIT" for Frequency,
Intensity and Time. Signs will
be erected encouraging citizens
to workout at least three times
a week while setting a pace
that can be gradually increased.
Exercise should be sustained for
at least 30 minutes, health offi-
cials said. The signs also warn
citizens not to consume alcohol
and tobacco.

Wakulla Parks and Recreation
Director Ray Gray said the
new exercise areas should be
completed during the month
of February. In addition to the
health and wellness activities,
the existing walking trail will
be resurfaced for the first time
since the park opened in 1993.
Gray said he spent two days
interviewing park users and
determined that citizens wanted
Azalea Park to remain with as
much open space as possible.
The walking trail is one of the
county's favorite exercise loca-
tions and residents start early
walking before daylight under
the lights and finishing the
day after dark under the same
park lights.
Azalea Park was donated to
the county by the Hudson fam-
ily in memory of attorney Jewell
Hudson. Former county grants
coordinator Becky Porter helped
the county acquire and develop
the property with the help of
a $100,000 grant from the Na-
tional Park Service, Department
of the Interior's Land and Water
Conservation Fund,
"Azalea Park is probably the

County Employee George Nelson and Commissioner
George Green look at the Azalea Park improvements.

most popular thing we've done,"
said Wakulla Deputy County
Administrator Joe Blanchard. "It
serves users of all ages."
Gray said the sheriff's office
has provided inmate labor to
help maintain and develop
the park. A plumbing crew
and George Nelson of Gray's

staff were busy making im-
provements to the restroom
One of the most popular
questions asked about the park
is the length of the walking
trail. Gray said the trail is 2,976
feet long and two full laps
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Calls For


Hours after the Wakulla Coun-
ty Planning and Zoning Com-
mission recommended against
approval of a water bottling
plant, County Commissioner Ed
Brimner sent an e-mail to those
on his mailing list suggesting
that county staff needed more
time to study the issue before
the commission takes up the
matter on Monday, March 5.
Brimner's e-mail, slugged
"Wakulla Water," indicates the
commissioner's thoughts that
a comprehensive water policy
should be considered as part
of the proposed water bottling
plant. What that water policy
would be is what needs more
"Before making any decisions
concerning land use changes to
allow water plants," Brimner
writes, "Wakulla County must es-
tablish iron-dad controls that are
controlled by Wakulla County."
Brimner also asserts: "The
most important aspect of our
current debate should not be
about the proposed bottle water
land use but should be about
all future water use in Wakulla
Attached to his e-mail is an
unofficial transcript of a portion
of last week's county commis-
sion meeting in which Brimner
brings up the matter of water
policy, and there is a lengthy
discussion in which the pending
water bottling proposal is specif-
ically mentioned several times.
County Attorney Ron Mowrey
eventually advised the board
that they should not be discuss-
ing matters which are to come
before them at a later date.


Closed For


Some offices and businesses
will be dosed on Monday, Feb.
19 for Presidents' Day including
banks, post offices. Wakulla
County schools and the Wakulla
County Commission offices.
The school board meeting
scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19
has been moved to Tuesday,
Feb. 20 at 5:45 p.m..The county
commission meeting scheduled
for Monday, Feb. 19 has been
moved to Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6
p.m., although the board does
have a workshop on the Mu-
nicipal Service Benefit Unit set
for 5 p.m.
The Wakulla News office will
be open Monday, Feb. 19. Since
there is no mail service on Feb.
19, individuals wishing to sub-
mit articles or advertisements
are asked to do so by Friday, Feb.
16, send them electronically, or
bring them by The News office
on U.S. Highway 319.


Page 2A-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

Comment & Opinion

Established in Wakulla County in 1895

Our View

A Sad Fish Tale
The fishermen got a raw deal in court. It's unfortunate
that only one judge on a three-judge panel really seemed
to get the point that what the fishermen are ultimately
arguing is that the rules of the Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission are not challengeable.
The Wakulla Commercial Fishermen's Association and
its president, Ronald Fred Crum, challenged the FWC's
rules requiring small mesh nets, saying the rule violates
the purpose of the constitutional amendment that limited
net fishing, or net ban, which is to prevent the unneces-
sary killing, overfishing and waste of the state's marine
resources. The fishermen argued that small mesh nets gill
juvenile fish, unnecessarily killing them, and since the
small fish are too small to market, it causes them to be
needlessly wasted. It could also have the affect of leading
to the decline of mullet stocks because the juveniles are
not able to reach maturity and reproduce.
Whether you agree with the legal theory or not, here's
what subsequently happened: Leon Circuit Judge Janet
Ferris granted a summary judgment to the FWC, finding
that the agency's rules meet the "rational basis" test. Ra-
tional basis is the lowest degree of scrutiny, and basically
only requires that a government agency show its action
is a rational end to a legal purpose, and any facts can be
conceived as justification.
Passing a rule requiring that nets have meshes no larger
than two inches is a rational end to protecting marine
resources, Judge Ferris found, as is the rule that nets with
larger mesh are gill nets, and that large mesh nets cannot
be used to catch mullet. Two judges on the First District
Court of Appeal agreed with Ferris, writing that it is not a
matter for the courts to decide if the rules passed by the
agency are the best way to protect marine resources.
In a dissenting opinion, appeals court Judge Edwin
Browning Jr. argued that there was legal cause to ques-
tion whether the FWC indeed has a rational basis for the
rules and that, ultimately, he was concerned about the
effect of the ruling on citizens in the future.
"If agencies are not required to justify their alleged ra-
tional basis at an evidentiary hearing when that basis is
refuted, as here, this court is preparing a fertile field for
the growth of imperious agencies, with all the mischief
it entails," Judge Browning wrote.
Wakulla Fishermen's president, Crum, argues that any-
body who comes before the FWC is denied the right to
challenge the agency's rules, and that there is no consti-
tutional due process. The FWC has become, Crum says, a
fourth branch of government.
,. State Rep. Mitch Needelman (R-Melbourne), a retired
Marine Patrol officer, said he believes the FWC has as-
tumed more self-appointed power than voters intended
when the agency was created in a constitutional amend-
ment that put together the Game Commission, the Marine
Patrol and the Marine Fisheries Commission. He contends
that if the FWC wanted to, it could pass a rule prohibiting
deer hunting year round.
So Rep. Needelman has proposed a bill to create a state
Department of Interior that would remove the FWC's con-
stitutional powers and create a Cabinet-level agency out
of the FWC, the Department of Environmental Protection,
as well as all five water management districts. Karl Wick-
strom, publisher of Florida Sportsman magazine, wrote an
editorial condemning the bill and saying it was not about
due process, but "due silliness." Wickstrom questioned
why Needelman would align himself with commercial
fishermen, many of whom are loose cannons.
At public hearings held last year by the FWC over lack of
due process, there were more people than just commercial
fishermen attending to complain about the agency's lack
of redress. Former Leon County Sheriff Raymond Hamlin,
an avid bear hunter before the sport was outlawed by the
old Game Commission, complained that decisions were
being made for political reasons. Representatives of the
scuba dive industry complained that diving with sharks
was outlawed by FWC without any study at all, purely for
political reasons. People who run marinas and fish houses
complained about the way rules are made.
It had been claimed that giving the FWC constitutional
authority would make sure the commission was indepen-
dent and was not controlled by any special interests. The
fact is, the sportfishing lobby appears to control the FWC
today. And the citizens of the state should have the right
to challenge the FWC's rules by some means.

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My View

Water Is What Makes This Place Special

My name is Chris Mathis and
I am a 1987 graduate of Wakulla
High School. Some of you might
know my grandfather, W.S.
Mathis, who recently passed
away in June 2006.
I left the county in 1988 and
have been serving in the U.S. Air
Force since then. I am currently
stationed at the USPACOM
Command Center, Camp Smith,
Hawaii. I still consider Craw-
fordville home and would like
to build a house there eventu-
ally after I retire from the USAF.
The opinions expressed below
are mine and in no way reflect
the views of the USAF.
I have watched this county
change in bits and pieces from
around the world; from getting
its first traffic light before I left
until recently adding a Super
Wal-Mart. Every time I come
home on leave I am both sad-
dened and amazed at the chang-
es that are happening there.
It seems like we are losing a
little bit of what makes Wakulla
County so unique in the world
in the name of progress.
The reason I am writing is


Chris Mathis
due to the proposed water plant
issue. I have been watching the
controversy from afar and am
very concerned with the poten-
tial impact of this water plant
on both the water resources of
the county and the future water
resource levels. One need only
look to the southwest and in
our own state to see the po-
tential costs of mismanaging
Water is a valuable commod-
ity around the world. You can't
live without it, and while we
enjoy an abundance of water
in Wakulla County, one must
realize that this resource is not
From what I gather, the
rainfalls that normally grace
our neck of the woods have
not been as abundant as they
were in the past; This affects
the water levels in the county
and the water resources below
the ground. Adding to the drain

on this resource just doesn't
make sense.
Wakulla Springs and St.
Marks Refuge are two places
that always bring me back to
simpler times, fishing with my
grandpa on the Wakulla River,
or Spring Creek, or at Stuart
Cove. I can't imagine Wakulla
County without these natural
gems and anything that has
the potential to threaten them
needs to be addressed.
Looking over the various
reports on this issue, it seems
that the initial goals for this
plant are benign. Only a frac-
tion of the daily flow will be
used. However, installing a
pump system that can increase
that drain on the water level
tenfold smells of future plans
for greater water usage.
Profits have a way of mak-
ing folks forget about the big-
ger issues, and it wouldn't
make sense to start a business
without planning for greater
productivity and profits for the
Simply put, if this plant gets
its claws into our water, you can

count on more and more drain
on the springs.
I am not a hydrologist or a
scientist, but more than 18 years
in the military have given me
a unique view of the world. I
have seen firsthand in places
like Honduras, Qatar, Afghani-
stan, the Southwest, and in
other areas what drought and
mismanaged water resources
can do to folks. We don't want
this to happen to us.
Wakulla Springs belongs to
us all, and it needs to be pro-
tected, preserved, and properly
managed for us all. Anything
that could potentially affect
the county, its resources, the
wildlife, and the welfare of its
citizens should not be left up to
a few individuals.
I encourage all citizens 6f
Wakulla County to speak -ip
and protect Wakulla's natural
resources before it's too late and
we lose something that will af-
fect not only us today, but future
generations as well.

TSgt. Christopher Mathis
writes from Honolulu, Hawaii

Your Views

Local Experts Could
Help With Water Issue
Editor, The News:
Does anyone know how
much water Wakulla County
will need in 10 years? Our
county commissioners can't put
on the brakes and that means
water, lots of it. Has anyone
asked the Friends of Wakulla
Springs about minimum flows
or asked Jack Rudloe how much
fresh water needs to go back
to the gulf to maintain healthy
Wouldn't anyone concerned
about our county start there? We
have many capable people right
here in Wakulla County, but no-
body seems to want to listen to
them. These people have been
caring for our environment for
years free of charge
Has anyone considered
what will happen to our water
supply as the Earth's climate
changes? What will happen if
the sea water rises just a few
inches and our average rainfall
continues to drop?
The President mentioned
world climate change for the
first time in his State of the
Union Address. It was just last
year that many of our conser-
vative leaders denied it was
happening. It is, and nobody
disagrees with that now.
I think the most impor-
tant thing about our future
is going to be fresh potable
water. Shouldn't that at least be
part of the debate?
Now the commission is
spending $20,000 of our money
to see how they can control the
pumping and how much money
they can make on itl
There are other issues. Who
does the water belong to? Are
we going to have spot zoning?
Can we turn off the spigot once
it's on? This could be where we
draw the line.
I think it ought to be. I have
grandchildren that I would like
to see have some sort of fu-
ture here. This has to be about
more than money. Because we
all know when it's all about
money there is never enough
Al Shylkofski
Wakulla Station

Bottling Plant Could
Boost County Funds
Editor, The News:
Let's talk about tax dollars!
Here in Wakulla County there
exists a resource that can benefit
all of us. Water, mainly Wakulla
spring water.
The proposed water bottling
plant here in Wakulla can serve
all of us. As has been printed
in this newspaper before, there
appears to be a lot of people
who believe the water flow-
ing from the spring belongs
to all the residents of Wakulla
County. I happen to'agree with
that point.
I say let's use this water for
everyone who calls Wakulla
County home. Take some of the
money that is going to be made
from the bottling and selling of
our natural spring water and pay
the fees that come about at the
county landfill and give all of us
citizens free dump space.
Between that money and the
money that can be made from
recycling at the dump, this can
be an easy thing to accomplish.
We have a large prison popula-
tion that can be put to work
sorting and recycling our trash
here at our county prison.
At the proposed rate of flow
that is to be bottled, it would
not take much of a tap fee, five
to seven cents a gallon, to raise
a substantial amount of money.
Since there is little cost involved
in getting their product, they do
not have to manufacture it, grow
it, catch it, refine it, or pick it out
of a field, this should be an easy
concession on their part.
Let's let the Highs bottle
their rather our water, and
let me go to the dump for feel
John G. Pierotti
Wakulla Station

Traffic Would Be Like
A '24-7 Truck Stop'
Editor, The News:
The Highs, in their effort to
get their water bottling plant
approved, are saying that truck
traffic will be restricted during
school peak hours. They have
also stated that the inside-plant
operation will be 24 hours-a-day

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and that truck delivery will be
limited to daylight hours so
they won't disturb adjacent
neighbors at night or commut-
ers during peak traffic hours
while keeping deliveries from
occurring when children and
parents are going to and from
school and work.
When the Highs' company
was asked at their workshop
who will operate the trucks
and will they be owned by the
bottling company or contractors,
people were told that distribu-
tors will send trucks to the plant
and take the products produced
to regional facilities for distribu-
tion to local markets.
That means they don't own
the trucks or employ the drivers.
The distributors may own their
trucks, they could be leasing
them, or they could be going
through a broker who finds
loads for their owner operators.
Who knows?
Being a truck driver's wife for
23 years, I have a problem with
what they are claiming they can
do to restrict trucks they do not
own and truck drivers who do
not work for them, from leav-
ing their loading dock when
they are loaded and ready to
go. Telling them that they can't
leave until the heavy school and
commuter traffic dies down or
that they can't leave if the sun
goes down because they may
disturb the neighbors isn't likely
to happen.
Truck drivers make their liv-
ing on mileage and (HOS) Hours
of Service time. Believe me, it's
going to be like a 24-7 truck stop.
Why are they telling people
something they or anyone else
won't be able to control?
Paula Perry

New Land Use Would
Ruin County's Plans
Editor, The News:
What is the point of having a
Future Land Use Map if it will be
possible to disperse industry all
over the county arbitrarily?
The highly touted text amend-
ment that is being pushed
to solve the Wakulla Springs
Bottled Water Company's di-
lemma is written to dilute our
existing county objectives and
policies. For instance, if the
proposed land use is sent to
the Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for adoption, the
Comprehensive Plan's Conser-
vation Element will become
Another fact that is not dis-
cussed: The truck traffic will de-
grade our roads but our county
has not updated its Capital
Improvement element of the
Comprehensive Plan. There
are no guarantees that citizens
won't have to fork over millions
for future roads.
The goal, by the way, of the
conservation element is to "con-

serve, protect, and appropriately
manage the natural resources of
Wakulla County to ensure, the
highest environmental quality
The proposed text amend-
ment that creates a land use
exclusively for bottled water
industries has no standards as
to where such industries can
be located, except for a two,
mile exclusion zone between
such industries and language
that states that the bottling
plants and wells must be "co-
If the county commissioners
travel this road on March 5,
there is a very real chance other
bottled water plants will be al-
lowed within a two-mile radius
of each other. The risk of many
other types of extractive water
industries, along with their 18-
wheel trucks, locating in your
neighborhood is real.
Palmer Carr

Intimidation Tactics
Won't Quiet Objections
Editor, The News:
I thought I'd relate our ex-
periences of Thursday, Feb..
8. You decide if this is worth
We were screening "China-
town," a movie about stealing
and diverting public water for
private use. A great dark, moody
piece very topical. Some vid-
eographers came in to film us,
It turns out they were hired by
Seidler Productions.
People were mad. Some left
and some would not speak.
Having already been the object
of attempted censorship over
this movie, I decided to let them
stay. We had nothing to hide'.
Although I called their of-
fice twice, I got no answer be-
yond, "This is Robert Seidler, I
couldn't make it and somebody
had to make it and, you know,
I'm always writing, researching
and doing things and it's pretty
You know, I think it.was
pretty "simple." And I "know"
the "research" they were doing.
We all do. The people I talked
to have been to many meet-
ings. Not one recalled Seidler
And no one could recall him
spending his money to film a
discussion, ever. Seidler was
paid, they admitted it. My ques-
tion of course is "by whom" and
Examine the plant owners,
folks; who they are, who they're
paying for PR and legal advice,
and who they're paying to film
a bunch of geezers watching a
movie, for God's sake. And why?
For the same reason they call
opponents "fellow travelers,"
no doubt.
These plants are very prof-
itable for the owners. The
Please turn to Page 3A

THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007-Page 3A

My View

County Was On
The changes the City of Talla-
hassee will make to its sewage Commen
fieatment and sprayfield op- 0
eration over the next six years Lynn Art
will not sufficiently reduce Lyn
the nitrogen that is polluting pursue similar action.
Wakulla Springs. trogen pollution from t
Septic tanks in southern tanks in southern Leo:
Leon and northern Wakulla will be slowed, then r
counties remain a major pol- On March 1, Wak
luter. The nitrogen from these quirement for nitrog
tanks will continue to fertilize ing septic systems w
the algae and water weeds in into effect. Advance
Wakulla Springs for many years systems that great]
to come. The nearly 10.000 sep- nitrogen pollution -
tic tanks in Wakulla County are be required for all ne
also polluting the rivers, lakes, tank installations. In
and bays south of Wakulla dumping the equival
prings. large bag of fertilizer
.Wakulla County showed water each year (like
great leadership last spring septic tanks), advance
when it approved a Karst Pro- remove three-quarter
tection ordinance developed, fertilizer (even more
in part, to reduce the nitrogen with drip irrigation) an
pollution caused by septic into the air as harmless
tanks. This ordinance has been On March 1, Wakull
heralded as a model for the was to begin doing th
entire state. lent of what the City
, Wakulla County leadership hassee and Leon Cou
has inspired Leon County to committed to do to

Continued from Page 2A
public cost is tremendous. If
debate's stifled, then they can
keep the issues of theft and di-
version of common resources off
the table. Chilling, what they're
doing. Don't let them.
Hugh Taylor
Tallahassee and

This Is Wrong Place
For Bottling Facility
Editor, The News:
SAs a concerned citizen I feel
compelled to speak out on the
proposed land use change to
allow a water bottling company
near Wakulla Springs. There are
many issues that concern the
citizens of this county about
this proposed land use change,
but one obvious concern is that
the proposed location of this
bottling plant is not appropriate
for the surrounding community,
which includes two schools.
Large trucks entering and
leaving the site of the bottling
company would have to share
the same roads that serve as
major arteries to the schools and
commuters to Tallahassee.
The schools and nearby
homes were there first and de-
serve major consideration.
The roads will become much
more dangerous and wear out
sooner from heavy trucks en-
tering and leaving the access
roads. Even if the company built
another access road connecting
to County Road 61 (Wakulla
Springs Road), the trucks would
still have to exit that road onto
the already dangerous intersec-
tion at Highway 267. This would
create more chances for fatal
Locating a large bottling com-
pany at this location jeopardizes
the safety of our schoolchildren
and citizens who use these ac-
cess roads. This appears to be
an unalterable fact. It would be
creating a dangerous situation
for the children and citizens of
Wakulla County.
SJob growth is only one of the
many issues to consider. All the
facts about the impact on the
spring or our water supply do
not have to be known to make
the right decision in this case.
The pre-existing schools,
homes, and lack of a safe ac-
cess to a major highway for the
company trucks provide enough
information for the commission-
ers to make the decision.
1 On balance, the majority of
citizens will be penalized if this
request passes. I urge the county
commission to consider the
long-term consequences involv-
ing traffic safety and road use in
this community and do the right
thing for the citizens of Wakulla
Ellen C. Lenaerts

Weather Radios
Are Safest Choice
Editor, The News:
I have been fascinated by
weather since I was old enough
to remember. I have lived in
Omaha, Neb., Biloxi, Miss., Palm
Bay, Fla., Warner Robins, Ga., and
Niceville, Fla. The only city, out
of those mentioned above, that
had a tornado siren was Omaha.
The Legislature is now fighting
to place sirens throughout the
state in response to the torna-




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does in Central Florida.
The Governor is against them
on the basis that in most areas,
the population is too spread out.
He also argues that people will
not know what do when they
hear the siren. He is in favor of
using the reverse 911 system to
call everyone in the event there
is a weather emergency. I have
volunteered as a spotter for the
National Weather Service for 16
years. I have experience using
an automated phone dialing
system that calls a selected
group of people with a message
I record that was for this type
of service.
Automated phone dialers
take too long to complete. The
average tornado warning comes
no more than 10 minutes be-
fore a tornado is on the ground
and causing damage. That is
not enough time for the phone
system to complete calling ev-
eryone and providing them with
enough time to find shelter.
The other downfall to the
reverse 911 system is the tech-
nology we are using today. Many
people are now using voice-
over IP. These phones use the
Internet as a phone line and
there have been problems with
those systems being able to call
911, let alone 911 trying to call
them. There are also those that
now use a cell phone as the sole
phone for their household. Those
phone numbers are not in the
911 system either.
There is a logical solution to
this problem. Weather radios
have been around for a number
of years. The problem with them
in the past has been that they
go off for watches and warnings
that were not deemed important
enough for many.
This would make listeners
angry that they were awakened
in the middle of the night
needlessly. Today's technology
has solved this problem using
SAME (specific area message
encoding) technology. You can
get a programmable weather
radio for $60 that will let the
end user select what watches
and warnings they would like to
be alerted to as well as for what
areas of the United States they
want that information for. This
technology alerts everyone at
the same time and provides the
fastest, most reliable warning
possible at the cheapest cost.
The biggest advantage of
the weather radio is it alerts
to watches. A tornado watch
means conditions are favorable
for tornadic activity in your area.
This should alert everyone to be
monitoring the weather for pos-
sible warnings during the watch
period. Sirens will not do that.
I was the volunteer HAM ra-
dio operator at the Tallahassee
office of the National Weather
Service back on Feb. 14, 2000,
the night that Camilla and Pel-
ham, Ga. were devastated by
two tornadoes. The NWS issued
a warning 45 minutes ahead of
the tornadoes, but there was
still loss of life due to it hitting
at 1:30 a.m.
I have fought harder for the
importance of weather radios
in every household since that
incident. People need to realize
how important severe weather
really is, and they can help
prevent injury and loss of life
with a single $60 purchase. They
go hand-in-hand with having a
smoke detector in your house.
David Pienta

Right Track
nitrogen pollution in our Karst
Instead of biting the bullet,
Wakulla County now has cold
feet. At best, we may drag this
oon ni out until October and allow
Septic many hundreds of polluting
County septic tanks to be installed dur-
luced. ing the delay.
la's re- The rush is on at the Health
L-reduc- Department to take advantage
S of the extension, save a few
s to go
onsite bucks, and get one of the last
reduce permits to pollute our county's
would waters for decades.
v septic At worst, shortsighted, per-
e o sonal interests will succeed in
at of a seriously weakening the septic
ito our tank provisions in this ordi-
regular nance. Lobbying efforts to gut
systems the ordinance are already under
of that way. Great fuss is being made
paired about "engineering."
send it Anthony Gaudio, of
gases. Apalachee Backhoe and Septic
County Tank, Inc., estimates the engi-
equiva- sneering cost at $500 and says
f Talla- this can be reduced to $200 in
ty have r
ean up I

Before Delaying Ordinance

a development.
When an advanced system
was installed at my home, en-
gineering costs actually saved
me money by greatly reducing
the size of my mound and the
expensive fill dirt I would have
otherwise needed.
Why is no one talking about
system effectiveness? Or the
very low nutrient levels we
need to achieve to protect our
Who is lobbying for the long-
term interests of our county on
this issue? Who is urging the
county commission to stand
strong in requiring advanced
septic systems on behalf
of our grandchildren and our
springs, rivers and bays? Almost
no one. The same voices that
insisted that something be
done about the sprayfield are
now strangely quiet.
I urge the commission to
avoid backsliding on this im-
portant ordinance. Any home

or business not connected to
Wakulla's advanced treatment
central sewer system needs
to have advanced treatment
onsite. According to Sean McG-
lynn, all of the sites in southern
Leon County require advanced
systems and Wakulla County
is even more vulnerable.
I offer the following sug-
gestions and I urge our local
government to:
1) Minimize the delay. Post-
pone no later than June. Fur-
ther, until the new requirement
takes effect, a) Fast track per-
mits at the Health Department
according to nitrogen-removal
effectiveness, and b) Require
the submission of two instal-
lation cost estimates as part of
the permitting process one
for regular septic and one for
advanced treatment to as-
sure consumers an informed
choice about their options and
the associated costs and conse-
quences of their choice;

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2) Make the search for fund-
ing assistance a top county
priority. Grants and low-inter-
est loan programs are available
to help homeowners finance
these systems. Staff at DEP al-
ready have provided the county
with a list of possible funding
3) Adjust the cost equation
to favor county caretakers, not
county polluters, a) Charge an
annual "impact fee" for all
homes and businesses with
regular septic systems, and b)
Offer a property tax break for
all homes and businesses with
advanced treatment, either on-
site or through central sewer.
This will create an incentive
for people to adopt advanced
onsite systems or to hook up
to sewer.

Lynn Artz is a member of the
Septic Tank Committee of the
Wakulla Springs Basin Working

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Robert Armstrong
Robert "Charlie" Armstrong,
71, of Panacea died Saturday, Feb.
10 in Tallahassee.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
17 at Ochlockonee Bay United
Methodist Church.
A native of West Palm Beach,
he had lived in Panacea since
1998. He was a member of Och-
lockonee Bay United Methodist
Church. He retired as a contrac-
tor in the construction business.
He was a former Exalted Ruler
of the Elks Club of West Palm
Beach Lodge and served in the
U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and
was a member of St. James Bay
Golf Club in Carrabelle.
Survivors include his wife of
47 years, Shirley Armstrong of
Panacea; a daughter, Shari Evans
and husband Chris of Crawford-
ville; a step-daughter. Gervais
Ashley and husband Hal and
family of Johnson City, Tenn.; a
sister, Barbara Bryant of Augusta,
Ga.; a grandson, Scott Armstrong
Evans of Crawfordville; and a
granddaughter, Kaylee M. Evans
of Crawfordville.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville is in charge of
the arrangements.

Max Boheler
Max Boheler, 59, of Tallahas-
see died Sunday, Jan. 21 in Tal-
A memorial service will be
held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at
81 Ridgewood Drive in Crawford-
ville. Memorial contributions
may be made at any Wachovia
Bank branch.
A native of Tennessee, he
had lived in the Tallahassee area
since 1991.He was a program ana-
lyst for the Florida Department
of Lottery.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Mary McDonald, Denise Bo-
heler and Kimberly Rigdon; his
mother, Lucille Boheler; three
grandchildren, Jessica Trombini,
Zatana Boheler and Sianna Mc-
Donald; and two sisters, Ruth

Panacea Park)

Baptist Church
24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears

A Wakulla
United Methodist Church
Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship -11 a.m.
Wednesday Service 7 p.m.
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
Pastor Drew Standridge

Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Web site:
Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Pastor Les Kimball
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557

l Methodist
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship I I a.m.
Pastor Brett Templeton

Hobby and Connie Medford.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee is in
charge of the arrangements.

Jesse W. Brady
Jesse W. Brady, 67, of Craw-
fordville died Wednesday, Feb.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, Feb. 10 at Abbey-Ripos-
ta Funeral Home with burial at
Tallahassee Memorial Gardens.
He was a retired military of-
ficer (SFC).
Survivors include his wife,
Carolyn Brady; two sons, Doug
Brady of Tallahassee and Kevin
Milhollin of Crawfordville; four
daughters, Hazel Brady of Ten-
nessee, Julie Burns of Tallahas-
see, Vera Giddens of Tallahassee
and Renee Giddens of Wood-
ville; two brothers, Ronnie Brady
of Colorado and Randall King
of Alabama; two sisters, Louise
Henard of Panama City and An-
nie Bennitt of Woodville; ten
grandchildren; and three great-

George W. Cave
George Washington Cave, 79,
of Crawfordville died Thursday,
Feb. 8 in Tallahassee.
A memorial service with mili-
tary honors was held Tuesday,
Feb. 13 at Beggs Funeral Home in
Tallahassee. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Habitat for
Humanity, 2921 Roberts Avenue,
Tallahassee, FL 32310 or the Tal-
lahassee-Leon County Commu-
nity Animal Service Center, 1125
Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee,
FL 32311.
A native of Jacksonville, he
had lived in Winter Haven for
43 years before moving to Craw-
fordville in early 2006. He at-
tended Florida State University
where he was a member of the
first Seminoles football team.
While attending FSU he worked
at Wakulla Springs. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, serving
in the Korean War. He retired
as an insurance claims superin-

Church Of Christ
Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .............5 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study...? p.m.
Visitors are welcome!
Home Bible Courses available...
please call for details,

Saint Teresa
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Sunday School
Holy Eucharist 8:30 am
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Reverend John Spicer

Pre9byte-ri lt
3383 Coastal Hwy.
1/3rd mile east of Wakulla High School
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Services
Nursery Provided


Viitmor Are Alwy Wdcdm!
Dr. Nuany mtwuk, Pastmr
Wlere tHwttacd rad1si d Faith. Hlidt

Survivors include his wife,
Norman Britton Cave of Craw-
fordville; two sons, Bruce May-
berry of Fort Lauderdale and
Norman Mikel Cave and wife
Robin of Crawfordville; a brother,
William "Bill" Cave and wife
Teenie of Madison; and two sis-
ters, Carolyn Home of Madison
and Martha Odom and husband
Perry of Tallahassee.
Beggs Funeral Home in Tal-
lahassee was in charge of the

Mildred R. Cline
Mildred Ruth Cline, 88, of Tal-
lahassee died Tuesday, Feb. 6.
The funeral service will be
held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at
Culley's MeadowWood Funeral
Home Riggins Road Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32304.
The things she loved most in
life included her children, grand-
children, great-grandchildren,
waterskiing and boats, Florida
State University Seminoles and
The Ladies of FSU Extra Point
Club, gardening, cooking, music,
traveling, and being a pilot. She
also loved to fly. She was a very
caring friend, and wonderful
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Jayne Roddenberry and hus-
band Mike and Mary Whitmire
and husband Dick; two sons,
Warren Wolfe and Eric Cline; a
brother, Chuck Berlepsch and
wife Betty; a sister, Joan Junior;
a daughter-in-law, Julee Wolfe;
ten grandchildren, Kari Edwards
and husband Marc, Amy Camp-
bell and husband Mike, Jennifer
Reichert and husband Jeff, Odis
Kendrick IV and wife Tricia, Kit
Castaldo and husband Scott,
Robin Hyatt and husband Dave,
Billy Mike Wolfe, Warren Wolfe,
Jr., Chad Roddenberry and wife
Stacy and Shana Langston and
husband Tommy; and 16 great-

"- fay
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Vastor (;rett Templeton
(850) 962-2984

Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee is in
charge of arrangements.

Patricia N. Cook
Patricia Norwood Cook, 77,
of Tallahassee died Tuesday,
Feb. 6.
A memorial service was held
Saturday, Feb. 10 at River of Life,
445 Donaldson Williams Road
in Crawfordville. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1725 Mahan Cen-
ter Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
She was a past matron and
treasurer of Tallahassee Chapter
No. 119, Order of the Eastern
Star, a plural member of Craw-
fordville No. 242, O.E.S.; past
Matrons and Patrons Club, Tal-
lahassee Chapter No. 119, O.E.S.;
past district deputy president of
Fidelity Rebekah Lodge No. 34,
100F; past worthy high priestess
of Star of the East Shrine No. 15,
White Shrine of Jerusalem; past
president of Florida State Asso-
ciation of White Shrine, member
of Crown Court No. 33 and plural
member of Cottondale Court No.
74, Order of the Amaranth; and
Banker of Tarsus Temple No. 161,
Daughter of the Nile.
Survivors include a son, Tim
Cook of Tallahassee; a daughter,
Joanne Register and husband
Gary of Crawfordville; and two
grandchildren, Jesse Register
and Nicholas Register.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home was in charge of the

Walter C. Dodson
Walter C. Dodson, 84, of Titus-
ville died Saturday, Feb. 10.
No local services will be held.
Donations may be made to a
favorite charity.
A native of Camilla, Ga., he
was a veteran of the U.S. Air
Force, a member of the Civilian
Military Organization, Kiwanis
Club, Tuesday-Thursday Club
and the American Legion # 4008
in Cairo, Ga. He was a retired

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

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General Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Office 850-926-5152 Fax 850-926-5825 School Office 850-926-5583
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located at 710 Shadeville Road,
Crawfordville, has openings for
students in grades K-12. The school
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SuSopclisop Southern Baptist Church
117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy

Sunday SChiol 9:45 AM
Morning rshipn11AM

Evening lp 6 PM
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president of Florida National
Bank in Titusville and Port St.
Survivors include his wife,
Floss Dodson of Titusville; three
sons, Wally and wife Susan of
Crawfordville, Jim and wife Bar-
bara of Tallahassee, and Bill and
wife Carmel of Port St. Joe; seven
grandchildren, Walt, Ashley,
Alison, Clint, Kerry, Micah and
Matthew; a sister, Marge Bush
of Cairo; four step-children; and
seven step-granddaughters.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the local arrangements. North
Brevard Funeral Home was in
charge of the Titusville arrange-

James N. Eubanks
James Norris Eubanks, 75, of
Dadeville, Ala., died Sunday, Feb.
4 at Lake Martin Hospital.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the chapel
of Alabama Funeral Homes in
Dadeville. The Rev. Jim Pate of-
ficiated. A graveside service with
military honors followed at Tal-
lapoosa Co. Memory Gardens.
Mr. Eubanks was born Mar.
27, 1931, in Aaran, Fla., to the late
James Ross Eubanks (and Verdie
Bell Gray).
He is survived by his wife,
Nancy Lou Holliday Eubanks
of Dadeville; a son, James R.
Eubanks of Prattville, Ala.; three
daughters, Rhonda Click and
Bobby of Clearwater, Sherri Mc-
Collum and Ron of Opelika, Ala.,
and Cheryl Moore and Tom of

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Ann Seton

Catholic C
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
926-1797 J

Trussville, Ala.; two stepsons,
Richard Jenkins and Jan and
Brent Nelson, all of Birmingham,
Ala.; a stepdaughter, Debra Cum-
ming of Hanover, N.H.; a brother,
Roger Eubanks and Judy of
Jackson's Gap, Ala.; two sisters,
Helen Whaley of Crawfordville,
and Annette Jackson and Wyatt
of Tallahassee; 12 grandchil-'
dren; and a host of nieces and
Alabama Funeral Homes and
Cremation Centers of Dadeville'
was in charge of the arrange-
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Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.
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Sunday, March 11, 2007
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By Linda Walker

Hi neighbors. Do you think
somebody picked us up and
moved us to Atlanta while
we were sleeping? Something
strange is going on with all of
this beautiful cold weather. You
know I love it.
If I close my eyes I can almost
believe I am back up there where
I came from a hundred years ago.
It feels good
I am not so crazy about my
light bill though. It seems to
go up every year, but I guess
that's called progress. I don't
like that.
I found out the other evening
something I had wondered
about over the years. Terry
Mussellwhite keeps Howard in
a cage. That's why he's always
such a well-mannered guy.
i Have you seen the weight he
has lost? He and Terry both have
been dipping into that fountain
of youth that everyone is keep-
ing from me. But about that cage,
I' heard it with my own ears.
Terry says she keeps Howard in a
cage. I think it's a great idea.
Maybe I should have tried
that years ago with some of
my ex-husbands. Enough about
Listen up people! If you have
any news you want to share with
others please get it to me no
later than midnight on Mondays.
That is my deadline.
SI will be glad to put your in-
formation in our column, except
for political views. You can call
rie at 925-0234. Even if you just
want to thank someone for an
a*t of kindness, it can be conta-
gious once you let others know
about it.
SMy thoughts and prayers go
out to my friend, Lois Golden in
Panacea. She lost her husband of
21 years on Feb. 2. I met them
at the flea market years ago and
found out they came from north
Georgia, where I am from. Char-
lie had been sick a long time.
Now, let wish these special
people happy birthday; Chip
Carmichael on Feb. 2, Eric Clore
on the 14th and John Kirby on
the 16th. A very special happy
anniversary to Sharon and John
Couliette on Feb. 15.
On our prayer list please
remember Jett Harper, Newell
Ladd, Jim, Eddie and Jamie Ward,
Nettie, Junior and Gordon Strick-
land, Thelma Murphy, Jewell
Franklin, Alice Knowles and all
of those not named here. And
lease pray for me. Pray for our
town, our country and pray for

Health Department
offers Birth Classes
The Wakulla County Health
department is hosting a series of
ihild birth classes. The program
till help expectant mothers ad-
dress concerns such as: learning
jw to reduce anxiety about
labor and delivery; learning ways
to cope with the discomfort;
learn the stages of labor; learn
the difference types of medica-
tion available; learn the breath-
ing techniques; talk about after
delivery care for mom and baby;
and care packages will be pro-
vided for expectant mothers.
The classes will be held on
every Tuesday from March 27
through April 24, from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion or to reserve your spot,
contact Tonya Hobby at 926-3591.
ext. 143.
The classes are free.

A thought for the week: If
you don't stand for something,
you will fall for anything.
The family of Charlotte and
John Rosier Sr. held their annual
family day celebration this past
weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 10,
Joseph Rosier, Merddie Rosier,
Ethel Skipper, Callie Gavin,
Alberta Hines and Ruth Easter,
their wives, husbands, children,
grandchildren, and great grand-
children attended.
Mother Lossie M. Rosier was
not able to attend. All family
members who were able to at-
tend appreciated being a part
of this 2007 gathering. Thanks
from all our friends from South
Georgia and the area.
A special thanks to our family
day speaker Elder Kenny Rosier.
This year family day was hosted
by Ethel Rosier Skipper and held

By Ethel Skipper

at the Sopchoppy Gymnasium.
Thank you, and we love you.
The speaker for the occasion
was Elder Kenneth Rosier, U.S.
Army First Sergeant, born Jan. 3,
1963, in Tallahassee.
His parents are mother Lossie
Rosier and the late Brother John
Rosier Jr. He graduated from
Wakulla High School in 1981,
and was national best all-around
He earned a Bachelor's De-
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Trinity Tabernace Church of God
in Christ), where he is serving
under the leadership of Pastor
Willie L. Jefferson.
Our prayers and concerns go
out to all the sick, and shut-in,
those in the hospitals and nurs-
ing homes, the prisons, and all
in need of help everywhere.
The Countywide Choir Union
will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m.
at Hill P.B. Church. The Host
Pastor is Elder Ervin Donadson.

Everyone is welcome.
We wish a happy birthday to
Rev. Noah Harvey Jr, and Ernest
Williams on Feb. 12.
At the New Hope Church on
Monday night, the Lilly of the
Valley 190 Order of Eastern Star
held their Valentine's celebra-
tion with Ladies in Red sharing
their love for each other. Every-
one was blessed.
We wish a happy belated
birthday to EO Lesia Morris. She
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Commission Chambers
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An Early Taste Of Spring

The crimson red seeds of
the red maple trees dangle anx-
iously from their parents' limbs.
They wait with anticipation
wondering whether they will
live to float in their pinwheel
dance to freedom and germina-
tion. The cold fronts and freez-
ing temperatures may cut short
those hopes and leave them
empty lifeless shells.
The unseasonably warm
weather of December and Janu-
ary has created the quandary
that faces the red maple, the
red bud, and other plants here
at Wakulla Springs State Park.
Encouraged by two winter
months of above average tem-
peratures, they gamble an entire
season's reproduction with
activity six weeks prior to what
is average.
Being first to reproduce pro-
vides a great opportunity for
the participating plants. The
young seedlings will have first
dibs on the best locations and
a head start to receive optimal
sunshine. Of course it comes
with the risk of freezing tem-
peratures and the chance of
losing everything.
Good planning seeks to take
advantage of favorable condi-
tions and prepare contingencies
to counter the unfavorable.
Plants do not always have the
adaptability to cope, but people
often do. Just as the plants are
a little ahead of the game this
year, we are busy making plans
for future programs and activi-
ties at the park.
One of those future arrange-
ments is a four-part training
session for potential volunteer
river guides. On March 10,
March 17, March 24, and March
31; participants will learn how
to safely operate the river boats,
identify the wildlife, and tell
the story of the Wakulla River
to park visitors.
Outgoing, friendly folks,
who would like to volunteer
their services, should contact
the park's volunteer coordina-
tor, Jackie Turner, no later than

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Jackie Turner, volunteer coordinator at Wakulla Springs
State Park, invites potential volunteer river guides to
participate in training sessions.

By Jeff Hugo

Feb. 22. She can be reached
at 561-7281 or e-mail Jackie.
M.Turner@dep.state.fl.us. Take
a step forward and volunteer for
something that you've always
wanted to do.
If you've never stepped out
and planned to attend an early
evening dinner cruise, don't
let Saturday, March 3, pass by
without making reservations,
224-5950. By then, warmer
weather should grace the river
with its encouragement.
Trees will be beginning to
bud and birds will be starting
their breeding activities. Per-
haps even the bull gators will
be inspired to release a bellow
or two.

The buffet dinner follow-
ing the cruise may offer deli-
cacies such as fried shrimp,
glazed chicken breast and our
chef's signature London broil.
There will be plenty of salads
and sides all topped off with
scrumptious desserts, including
key lime pie. Your cruise, din-
ner, tax, and tip are all included
in the $29 per person price.
If you would like to look
forward to a free activity at the
park, come join us for a "Woods
Walk" with Bob Thompson on
March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Bring your camera and meet in
the lobby of the lodge. Spring
will be in full swing. Bob will be
happy to introduce you to the
plants and animals that are out
and about after their winter's
rest. An avid photographer, Bob
will be happy to share a few
In the tradition of planning
ahead and being prepared,
mark April 19, April 20, and
April 21 on your calendar. Be

No Trash In The Park? Nice Job

Of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
Rotary's Valentine's Day Festi-
val brought hundreds of people
to Hudson Park on Saturday,
Feb. 10. I was in the parade,
and many of us tossed candy
to the happy crowd while they
enjoyed school bands playing,
dancers dancing, Sheriff David
Harvey riding horseback, and
balloon-festooned floats passing
by. The wind blew all day long
and the side of U.S. Highway 319
was littered in colorful plastic
squares of candy wrappers in no
time at all.
Some visitors braved the cool
morning and ate breakfast from
the food vendors, but most of
them swarmed excitedly to the
park right after the parade.
Rich smells of festival food
lured them, and inviting picnic
tables gave them places to savor
their treats. The wind kept blow-
ing, and it became impossible
to eat and hold your napkin or
drinking straw wrapper while
you ate.
I sat down with a drink. The
wind grabbed my straw wrapper
and carried it off before I could
get off my bench.
Naturally, that made me feel
guilty. I went home for a few
minutes to grab warmer clothes
and a plastic sack. Upon return-
ing to the park, I began picking
up pieces of paper.
My head was down because
I was intent on the ground, and
I almost bumped into someone.
He was picking up trash, too. He
wore the striped outfit designat-
ing him as an inmate volunteer
from our sheriff's office.
Various Tags Available
Wakulla County Tax Collector
Cheryll Olah has a variety of spe-
cialty tags available for sale that
support a wide variety of causes,
universities and athletic teams.
One of the more recent additions
is the Stop Heart Disease plate.
The red, blue and yellow tag
says "Stop Heart Disease" on the
bottom and has a heart in the
middle. With every license plate
sold, $25 will go to heart disease
research, education and preven-
tion programs in Florida.
For information, call the tax
collector's office at 926-3371.

Rotarians requested permis-
sion to have the parade march
down U.S. Highway 319. We
also asked permission to hold
the festival in Hudson Park.
Sheriff Harvey knew we'd need
someone to handle the result-
ing debris. Without our asking,
he sent the Litter Control Unit
inmate volunteers to the festi-
val, and they picked up trash
all day long.

I asked the man from the
unit if he was staying busy. He
said trash was minimal, and
most of it occurred because of
the breeze. Considering the size
of the crowd, he told me, there
wasn't much litter.
That was good news! And,
even better, is knowing that the
sheriff is one step ahead of us,
taking care of a problem before
it happens.

Fooled by warm early winter
temperatures, premature
red maple seeds wait to
spiral to the forest floor.
one of the guests enchanted
by the Wakulla Wildlife Festi-
val. Choose to indulge in one
of the premium guided tours.
Feast on the smooth jazz sound
of Sammy Tedder 'Live' Friday
evening at Art on the Terrace.
Engage in an enthralling bird of
prey or reptile show Saturday.
Whatever your choice, there
will be something of interest
for everyone.
Go online to www.
WakullaWildlifeFestival.com to
get more information about the
premium tours and free activi-
ties. You can print your registra-
tion form and call 224-5950 to
make festival reservations.
Please don't delay. Even
though there are many free
tours, presentations, activities
and exhibitors to enjoy, space
on the premium tours is lim-
ited. Please plan ahead to enjoy
these rare opportunities to be
engrossed in Wakulla's wonder-
ful wildlife.
If you don't have computer
access, call Wakulla Springs
State Park (224-5950) to receive
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Celebration In Works

The Annual African-American
Heritage Parade and Festival will
take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17, at Hudson Park
in downtown Crawfordville.
Sponsored by the Wakulla
County Christian Coalition,
along with the Black History
Month Festival (BHMF), it be-
gins with the parade followed
by day-long activities at the park
that include health information
booths, food vendors and enter-
Trave Williams, son of the
late Silas and Charity Williams
of the Mount Olive Community
and president of Big Hearted
Angels, Inc., of Lakeland, is the

Grand Marshal.
Williams graduated from
Shadeville High School in 1957
and was chosen in recognition
of the work of his foundation.
The foundation, since its found-
ing in 2003, has provided op-
portunities for more than 700
underprivileged children to
shop for Christmas presents and
back-to-school supplies.
Last year, approximately 60
children from Wakulla County
took advantage of the program.
In addition to his work with Big
Hearted Angels, Trave Williams'
wood sale company is among
the largest wood suppliers in
central Florida.

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Going Green: Energy Expo

IlM aj r Spons r Wakulla County Rotary Club with a check for
Sr pon so r $4,500 for the annual Valentine's Day Celebra-
Maurice Burgess, store manager of the Craw- The event was held Saturday, Feb. 10. Winn-
fordville Winn-Dixie, recently presented the Dixie was the major sponsor of the event.

Volunteers Keep CHAT Going Strong

President, CHAT of Wakulla, Inc.
I am pretty sure that every
type of organization has the
same problem with the recruit-
ment of active volunteers. The
same holds true for our hu-
mane organization CHAT and
the Wakulla County Animal
Life is pretty hectic. In most
families, husbands and wives
work and there are children
who need attention. In other
words, there is not much time
left to do any volunteer work.
However, since Susan Yelton
appeared on the scene, our
adoption program really took
off. Susan and her adoption
volunteers are incredibly busy.
They are taking animals to
Petco, Tattered Pages and Ace
to find homes for some of the
It is hard enough to find
homes for puppies and kittens
and even harder to find people

Relay For

Life Is Off

To Fast

The Relay For Life of Wakulla
County continues to grow. Since
the event kick-off party was held
in November, the Wakulla Relay
;group has acquired many new
teams and sponsors.
SCommittee members, team
captains and team members
are hard at work, throughout
,the community, trying to elimi-
nate cancer as a major health
The Relay For Life of Wakulla
is a fun-filled, overnight event
that mobilizes Wakulla County
to celebrate cancer survivors,
remember those who have
lost their lives to cancer and
raise funds to support the fight
against cancer.
Generous supporters of Relay
For Life help make it possible for
local cancer patients to receive
pain medication, travel reim-
bursement, wigs and prostheses,
cancer support programs and
much more.
Event Chair Linda Stalvey
and Team Development Chair
Darren Webb invite everyone
to join the fight against cancer
by participating in this fun and
memorable event that will take
place on April 20 and April 21 at
the Wakulla High School track.
Team campsites are filling up
fast and space is limited.
Please contact Darren Webb
at 926-6750 to register your
Alumni Team Formed
Arata Coles, Wakulla High
School Class of 2006 President,
announced the formation of
an alumni team for the 2007
Wakulla Relay for Life.
Coles attends Tallahassee
Community College. She still
lives and works in the county
and decided that reuniting her
classmates to form a Relay team
would be a great way for recent
Wakulla High graduates to con-
tribute to their community.
Coles invites all 2006 Wakul-
la High graduates to meet at
Scratch Cakes in Medart at 2837
Coastal Highway at 3:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 22.
For more information, please
contact Arata Coles at 962-2336
or 926-9799.

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who are willing to adopt an
older dog.
The CHAT adoption vol-
unteers have been very suc-
cessful in adopting some of
our older animals. CHAT has
limited funds.and we have to
carefully pick out some animals
we think will have a chance for
The adult dogs and cats
have to have their rabies vac-
cinations before they go out in
public. Volunteers have to take
the animals to the vet for their
rabies shots. CHAT is paying for
that, not the county-run animal
The volunteers who are
spending a great deal of time
on a regular basis with the

adoption program are: Glenda
McCarthy, Debbie Casto, Kath-
ryn Wilson, Melissa Hooke and
their brave leader, Susan Yelton.
Others, such as Karen Frazey,
Heide Clifton and a few others
help out from time to time.
By the way, Melissa Hooke
is an artist and paints beauti-
ful pictures of animals. I have
seen her work and she is really
good. She gives CHAT a piece
of the profits when she sells
a picture. I will get a picture of
my favorite dog to her (yes, I
do have a favorite dog) and she
will produce a painting for me.
Some of her profits will go to
the shelter and CHAT.
The yearly Valentine event
in Hudson Park on Feb. 10 was
a real success for the adoption
team. They adopted three dogs
and two puppies.
Please, spay/neuter your
animals. Call the shelter at 926-
0890 to find out how we can
help you.

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* On 2/12/07, the county's P&Z
rejected the Bottled Water Plant
amendment. Even they think it is

* The vehicle traffic alone will destroy
the makeup of our rural community
anywhere in the county

* 387 vehicle trips per day*

* Approximately 1,925 extra
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to the Comprehensive Plan on March 5.

Will Offer
From choosing the right light
bulb to hiring a green builder,
the first annual Florida Big Bend
Green Living and Energy Expo
will help answer questions, pro-
vide insight and demonstrate
how to live a "greener" life at
Riversprings Middle School
in Crawfordville on Saturday,
March 17.
"It's no mistake that the date
of the expo coincides with St.
Patrick's Day, a very 'green' day,"
said Michelle Adamski, Family
and Consumer Sciences exten-
sion agent with the University
of Florida IFAS/Wakulla County
Extension Office, and the coor-
dinator of the event.
"The objective of the expo
is to provide an opportunity to
learn how to reduce your impact
on the environment while also
saving money and time by be-
coming an 'EcoConsumer,"' said
On March 17, the expo opens
at 8 a.m. and will feature free
educational workshops to the
public until 5 p.m.
"We have more than 20 work-
shops planned touching on
topics ranging from green build-
ing, smart growth, solar energy,
organic gardening, and environ-
mental recreation," according to
Another unique aspect of the
expo is a light bulb exchange.
Talquin Electric Cooperative is
sponsoring the exchange and is
offering one free compact fluo-
rescent light bulb in exchange
for one regular incandescent
bulb, while supplies last.
Vendors and exhibitors, in-
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"My husband drives a vehicle
that runs on waste vegetable oil
that is provided by local restau-
rants, and his unique 'french-
fry-mobile' will be on display
as well," said Adamski.
Another highlight is the
Wakulla County Green Tour,
scheduled for the following day,
Sunday, March 18, from 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. The tour will show-
case area sustainable homes,
businesses, gardens and yards.
Booklets describing the proper-
ties on the tour, including a
map, will be available at the

expo for $5.
Sponsors of the expo include
3W Studios, The Wakulla News,
The Inn at Wildwood, Progress
Energy, Natural Awakenings
Magazine, Talquin Electric Co-
operative, University of Florida,
New Leaf Market, Simpler Solar,
Apalachee Tortoise, Mama and
Baby Love, and the Sustain-
able Agriculture Research and
Education organization. Spon-
sorships and exhibit space
are still available. For informa-
tion, contact Michelle Adam-
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Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007


L f WHS Wrestling Team

I .. c It Sends Four To State

E N /
Coach Diane Cook, Hannah Battle, Shannon Mills, Tiffany Quintero,Torey Jo Nunn,
Chelsea Collins And Coach Shelly Moore

Lady War Eagles Headed

To State
Five Wakulla Lady War Eagle
weightlifters qualified for the
state championships on Satur-
day, Feb. 10 at River Ridge High
School in New Port Richey.
The state title was won
by Spruce Creek High School
of Port Orange. None of the
Wakulla lifters collected points.
Torey Jo Nunn lifted 205 pounds
while Hannah Battle lifted 230
pounds. Shannon Mills lifted
275. Chelsea Collins and Tiffany
Quintero also qualified for the
state competition and attended
the meet.
Wakulla finished the regular
season at 6-0.

Softball Team Loses
Late Lead To Lincoln
The Wakulla Lady War Eagle
softball team was cruising along

In Weightlifting
with a 2-0 lead against the Lin- way."
coin Lady Trojans Friday, Feb. 9 A junior, Fordham gave up
when the proverbial wheels fell five hits while walking two bat-
off the wagon for Coach Tom ters and striking out one. She
Graham. had a hit and an RBI at the plate.
"We played excellent ball for Lacey Crum added two hits and
four innings," said the coach. an RBI. Karlyn Scott had a hit
"We were right there with and Ashley Spears had a hit and
them." The inning started with scored a run. Dana Roloff scored
an error on a fly ball and a hit the other Wakulla run.
batter, and was followed by five Wakulla traveled to Madison
more errors to erase the Wakulla County on Feb. 12 and will trav-
lead and make a losing pitcher el to district rival East Gadsden
out of Brianna Fordham. on Thursday, Feb. 15. District
Wakulla made 10 errors in foe Panama City Bay will come
the game, including nine in the to Medart on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
top of the fifth inning. Lincoln Wewahitchka will visit Medart
topped Wakulla 13-2 in a game on Feb. 22.
that was stopped after five in- The month ends and March
nings by the 10 run rule. arrives with three district games
"She pitched the best game at Panama City Beach Arnold on
of her career," said Graham of Feb. 23 and Tallahassee Rickards
hurler Fordham. "She definitely on Feb. 27. East Gadsden comes
did not deserve to lose that to Medart on March 2.


War Eagle Gridiron
Club Needs Members
The Wakulla War Eagle Foot-
ball Gridiron Booster Club is
seeking new members for the
2007 season. The booster club
is a group of volunteers commit-
ted to supporting the football
program. Fund-raising efforts
help the team by providing
"extras" such as football camps,
team meals, spirit packs, a kick-
off dinner, charter buses for
road games and an end of the
season banquet.
"Through active participa-
tion and financial support,
we can make a difference in
our students' lives," said Andy
Messer. "Parent/volunteer rep-
resentation for all sports is
Anyone interested in helping
out is encouraged to attend a
meeting. The boosters meet on
the second Tuesday of every
month at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS
weight room.
For more information, call
Andy Messer at 926-4798 or
Jack Cooper at 590-5517. The
next meeting will be held on
Feb. 13.

Nichols On AII-ACC
Academic Team
Former Wakulla War Eagle
football star and Duke Blue
Devils defensive lineman Eli
Nichols was named to the All-
ACC Academic football team.
Nine players who earned
first, second-team, or honor-
able mention All-Conference
honors this past season secured
spots on the 37-member 2006
All-Atlantic Coast Conference
Academic Football Team, as
announced today by Commis-
sioner John Swofford.
To be eligible for consider-
ation, a player must have earned
a 3.00 grade point average for
the previous semester and
maintained a 3.00 cumulative
average during his academic
Nichols was one of four
players who were recognized
for being on the academic team
for three years. He is a graduate
student majoring in Engineer-
ing Management.

Hoops Season Ends
The 2006-2007 Wakulla War
Eagle basketball season came
to a close with a loss in the first
round of the Class 4A District
2 Tournament to Panama City
Beach Arnold at East Gadsden
on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Arnold lost in the second
round to Panama City Bay.
Godby lost in the first round
and East Gadsden beat Rickards
in the second round of the
tourney. Bay and East Gadsden
advanced to the state playoffs.
Senior Prince Poole ended
his career by being selected
as the Tallahassee Democrat's
Player of the Week. Poole had
16 points and 28 rebounds in
a victory over Taylor County.
His school-record 28 rebounds
helped the team set a school
rebounding record with 61.
Coach Jay Hipps will lose se-
niors Poole, Josh Conrad, Clint
Canfield, Robert Hershmann
and Markeal Jones.
Wakulla ended the season

Soccer Banquet Set
The Wakulla War Eagle soc-
cer banquet will be held on
Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at The
Landing in Panacea. Varsity and
junior varsity players are invited
to attend along with families
and friends.
The Landing will be serving
chicken, shrimp, vegetables,
rolls and dessert. There is no

cost for players. Family mem-
bers and friends are $16.50 each.
Reservations must be made by
Monday, Feb. 19.
Despite numerous requests,
sixteen players have still not
paid their respective booster
fees for the 2006-2007 season.
Questions about the dues may
be directed to Diana Sutton at
926-6584 or John Reich at 926-
5970. Please make checks pay-
able to Wakulla Boys Soccer and
mail to: Diana Sutton, Wakulla
Boys Soccer, 67 Evalee Road,
Crawfordville, FL 32327.

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There were a few surprises
and a few disappointments at
the regional wrestling cham-
pionships Saturday, Feb. 10, at
Matanzas High School on the
east coast of Florida.
On a positive note, Wakulla
War Eagle Coach John Wain-
wright will be taking four wres-
tlers to the state championships
Thursday, Feb. 15 through Sat-
urday, Feb. 17 in Lakeland. On
the disappointing side, senior
Troy Walker did not qualify for
state in the heavyweight divi-
sion. Wainwright said he should
have wrestled Walker at a lower
weight class during the district
While Walker wrestled well,
"You get those big guys on top
of you and it is hard to recover,"
said the coach. At 189 pounds
and 135 pounds respectively,
Jonathan Daily and Kendrick
Hall narrowly missed qualifying
for state.
Wakulla did not have any
regional champions but 112
pounder Scotty Varner placed
second and junior Ryan Qualls
finished second at 145 pounds.
Sophomore Mookie Forbes
placed third at 103 pounds.
Senior Adam Pendris had an
outstanding tournament and
placed fourth at 171 pounds.
Coach Wainwright said Pendris
did well against competitors
who had defeated him earlier
in the season.
Wakulla placed fourth as a
team behind powerhouse Clay
County, second place team Su-
wannee County and third place
finisher Panama City Beach Ar-
nold. The four other wrestlers
who competed at regionals
included Garrett Barco at 140, Mi-
chael Hudson at 215, Brock Glov-
er at 119 and Chandler Evans at
130. Walker and Pendris are the
only seniors on the team.
"We didn't do as well as we
wanted, but the kids fought
hard," said Wainwright. "We
have a lot of kids coming back
and eighth graders coming up.

The interest is high."
Wakulla County wrestlers,
ages 5 and older, are invited
to take part in the Summer
Wrestling Program which be-
gins after the state tournament
concludes. The wrestling pro-
gram is held on Tuesdays and





Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. at Riversprings Middle
School. Wrestlers compete in
the folkstyle and freestyle meth-
ods of wrestling. A wrestling
tournament will be held each
weekend through September,
said Wainwright.

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The Northern Lights Florist Float

Valentine Festival Touches Many

Past President, Rotary of Wakulla County
Floats, trucks, bands, danc-
ers, and horses marched by in
the largest ever parade at the
Wakulla Rotary Club's Ninth
Annual Valentine's Day Festival
Saturday, Feb. 10. The parade of-
ficially started at 10 a.m. on Sat-
urday, but people were lining up
as early as 8 a.m. As soon as the
parade finished its march down
U.S. Highway 319, it turned back
toward Hudson Park.
Parade people joined the
throngs of residents who
swarmed into the park for food,
music, and handmade crafts.
"It was awesome. It is the
best festival we've ever had. The
crowds were great, and we had
plenty of vendors. The festival
was as much as anyone could
ask for. I even had comments
from people at church the next
day," said parade chairman Don
Both sides of the highway
were clustered with county
residents; most of them chil-
dren awestruck by all the noise,
big trucks, sirens, and horses. I
wondered why so many of them
were clutching dogs. Later, I
learned that Winn-Dixie had
given out 300 stuffed animals.
Some children were shy.
They waved timidly. Other
children had plastic bags ready
because they knew we'd be toss-
ing candy their way.
Winn-Dixie Location Manag-
er Maurice Burgess and Festival
Chair Henderson led the parade.
Winn-Dixie was the major spon-
sor. They gave more than $4,500
to spur on the fundraising for
this family-oriented event. The
Valentine's Festival is geared
to raise a lot of money. Every
penny goes back to Rotary to do
something good for the commu-
nity. "We're pleased to be part
of the whole thing," explained
Burgess, who jumped into the
spirit by bringing a float, the
stuffed dogs, lots of candy, and
the "Black Bomber," the huge,
black Winn-Dixie semi truck.
A drawing for the $1,000
Winn Dixie shopping spree
took place at 3 p.m. Second
place was a drawing for $500

Continued from Page 1A
around the park total 1.1 miles,
he said.
County commissioners ap-
proved the park improvements
during the fall budget process.
The facility has picnic tables,
two gazebos, benches, lighting,
restrooms and water fountains.
Improvements are planned in
the parking areas where fenc-
ing will replace the metal rails.
Historical signs are also being
"The exercise area has been a
long time in coming," said Gray.
"We were going to spread the
exercise areas around the park,
but it is much cheaper to do it
this way and it keeps as much
open space as possible."
Blanchard said new county
commissioner George Green has
been very helpful in assisting the
county staff with the park work.
"I think it's great" said Green.
"Folks are really going to like




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delegation hearing in Crawford-
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the first meeting on Jan. 25.
The public hearing will be
held on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6
p.m. at the county commission
chambers on Arran Road.
Residents and elected offi-
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hearing will allow the citizens
of the county an opportunity to
meet their lawmakers, discuss
concerns, ask questions and
offer comments regarding the
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Even Youngsters Got In On The Act

and many people stayed in the
park to hear the names of the
winners. Pamela Skinner of
Wakulla Bank won first place,
and Ruby Metcalf won second
place. Neither of the women
attended the drawing, but they
did not have to be present to
win. The shopping certificates
were actually presented by Bur-
gess and Henderson as well as
Donna Bass, who is President of
the Rotary Club, at Winn-Dixie
on Monday, Feb. 12.
Saturday was a cool but
sunny day. Vendors sold all
sorts of festival food. I saw a
little girl with confectioner's
sugar all over her face and shirt
from the hot funnel cakes. One
of our vendors had animals,
and horses would walk around
in circles to give the children
For the older children, there
was a Ferris wheel, a set of fast

this. People even come from Tal-
lahassee to use the park."
Azalea Park was developed
with assistance from the high
school SWAT students. SWAT
is a group of Students Working
Actively Together. The park has
been used for Easter egg hunts,
bike-a-thons and a Relay For Life
cancer walks.
"We want to keep Azalea
Park passive," said Blanchard.
"The garage sales and carnivals
will be held at Hudson Park."
The new exercise area will have
either wooden or rubber chips
as a base, he added.
Future plans for the park
include more landscaping with
flowers, said Gray.Vandalism
at the park has been limited
although vandals recently dam-
aged a sink in the restroom.
Gray concluded that approxi-
mately $280,000 has been spent
at Azalea Park in labor and ma-
terials over the years, including
several miles of an underground
irrigation system.

Pork Cooking Contest At Swine Show

Calling all cooks! The Wakulla
County Youth Fair Association,
in conjunction with the Wakulla
County Swine Show, will be
holding a pork cooking contest
on Thursday, Feb. 22.
The contest is open to all
residents of Wakulla County
regardless of age, and partici-
pants need not be in the Swine
Show to participate. Anyone
interested in participating can

register by calling Tina Brimner
at 926-1935. Dishes should con-
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Bring your dish and a copy
of your recipe to the Wakulla
County Extension Office at 84
Cedar Avenue by 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 22. Winner will
be announced, and prizes will
be awarded at the Swine Show,
Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m.

moving swings, and a huge
thing that swung high in the
air, back and forth. I guess it was
fun. It seemed to involve a lot of
screaming and laughing.
President Donna Bass
thanked everyone who put the
festival together. From Hender-
son, who has chaired it for sev-
eral years, to Doug Jones who
arranged the vendors. Vic Culley
was in charge of the biggest pa-
rade ever, and Jared Miller took
over the Breakfast in the Park
again this year. Wayne Buttram
took charge of sponsorship,
with help from Henderson. Marj
Law and Jane Brand worked on
When I asked Henderson
what he thought about the fes-
tival he said, "Any day you can
earn $40,000 to help worthwhile
causes in Wakulla County is a
very good day."

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We had some really nice
weather last week and lots of
boats headed to the water. Re-
member that grouper fishing
closes in federal waters Feb. 15
and reopens March 15.
Federal waters are nine miles
offshore and there are plenty
of grouper in state waters right
now. They're being caught bot-
tom fishing as well as trolling.
Trout season is also closed until
March 1 and red snapper season
is closed until April 15.
There is going to be a change
on the size limit of redfish com-
ing but it looks like now it won't
happen until 2008. Along with
the size limit change there may
also be a month that redfishing
will be closed, but we won't
know for a while.
Mike Hopkins at Lanark
Village said they had about 15
boats out grouper fishing on
Saturday and 18 on Sunday.
Most caught fish and plenty
came in with their limits. Most
folks fished in 55 to 65 feet of
water but plenty were caught in
35 to 45 feet of water and most
were caught trolling. Quite a
few amberjack were also caught
around K Tower and O Tower.
Mike said the bay is still

Special to the Wakulla News
I'm sitting outside next to
the Plum Orchard Pond adja-
cent to the St. Marks Refuge
Headquarters building. I've set
my art up including my carvings
and painting/prints next to
the educational cabin and the
crowd is starting to gather at
St. Marks Refuge's first Wildlife
Heritage Festival.
There's about 20 other ven-
dors all promoting "wildlife"
directly or indirectly. The ven-
dors are Ducks Unlimited, Na-
tional Wild Turkey Federation,
Tallahassee Museum (which
used to be the Junior Museum),
Wakulla 4-H, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, My Park Photos.com. Sierra
Club, Great Florida Birding Trail,
Florida Trail Association, Native
Plant Society, Florida Big Bend
SFly Fishers, Florida Division of
;Forestry, Barnie Parker's Digital
Photo Classes, Cast Net tying by
iEric Will (husband of Robin Will
of the Refuge staff), Apalachee
Audubon, Florida Park Services,
Spanish Period (rep.), Point-
ing Dog Demos. Mission San
Luis, Florida Bowhunter Coun-
cil, Jefferson Long Rifles, Dan
Hutchinson's Primitive Bows,
Florida Time Travelers and my-
self Weymouth Wildlife Art.
All these folks have the
same love for the outdoors as
I, and most of them I knew. As
an outdoor writer, artist, and
nature guide, I fit right in. I
started guiding on Sanibel Is-
land, Florida in the early 1960s
yes a long, time agol
I actually helped survey the
original property lines of the
SSanibel Island National Wildlife
Refuge (now the J.N. "Ding" Dar-
ling National Wildlife Refuge).
Then a dike was placed in the
refuge impounding the freshwa-
ter flowing to the bay.
So on one side was fresh-
water and cattails and on the
other side was brackish water
with Mangrove trees. I found
Myself informing a number of
visitors to the island about the
birds they were seeing along
: this dike. I realized I really was
informed about nearly every-
thing, plants, or animals they
were seeing. "Heck, I could be
a guide"
Through a McIntoshes Book-
store on the island I started
booking tours. Tommy Hines
of the island's Standard service

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holding some reds but the low
tides are making difficult fish-
ing around the docks. He did
say the Carrabelle River is hold-
ing plenty of reds and some are
still being caught in the basin at
the FSU Marine Lab, but it has
slowed down there quite a bit.
Mike Pearson, Tom Riddle
and Greg Anderson of Shell
Point and Tifton went out on
Friday and caught their limit of
grouper. I don't know how deep
they were but Mike said it was
51 miles from his dock.
It was some numbers they
had off Steinhatchee. Phil Sharp
of Shell Point caught three nice
grouper trolling big Rapalas
over the Rotary Reef and said
he caught the biggest rock bass
he had ever caught or seen. Tom
Herring of Tallahassee and Bill
Donaldson of Shell Point went
out of St. Marks on Saturday. Bill
said they kept their two fish and

probably caught about 50 reds
and probably 10 of those were
legal. They used live shrimp and
the Gulp.
Scott at Jerry's Bait and Tack-
le said they were busy both Sat-
urday and Sunday and they saw
quite a few good catches. Jose
Martinez, an FSU student, went
back down to the St. Marks Ref-
uge, road his bike about three
miles to one of the dikes, caught
his bait with a cast net and
proceeded to catch reds. Good
exercise and good fishing! What
else could you ask for?
The North Florida Gulf Fish-
ing Club had a redfishing tour-
nament last weekend and John
Vickers and Jim Chalkey took
first place with a redfish that
came out of the Wakulla River.
One of the teams fished out of
the Econfina in extremely shal-
low water and caught reds on
top water baits.



station actually let me off if
I got a tour lined up. He was
definitely pulling for me. That
was about 1963.
I took a job at the Crandon
Park Zoo in Miami and returned
to Sanibel in 1971. As you might
expect, I soon was guiding full-
time. I bought a VW bus and
painted Black-Necked Stilts,
American Oyster Catchers and
Black Skimmes on its sides (all
black and white birds with red
trim), plus the words "Wey-
mouth Birding Tours." One time
I drove this colorful bus through
New York City.
I expected those in the Big
Apple to stare but I got abso-
lutely no response. Yet when
I drove my "Birding Tour" bus
through a small redneck town,
(don't laugh I'm a redneck),
one of the mechanic guys at a
service station flapped his arms
and yelled, "Caw caw caw." I
cracked upl
I guided for 15 years through
the refuge, and elsewhere in
South Florida, even clear down
and out to Ft. Jefferson off Key
West in the Tortuguas Islands.
I met some extraordinary
people. At that time I was mar-
ried to a Fleur Bullock who had
graduated from Vasser College
(which at the time she gradu-
ated was an all girls college).
She was debutante and when
I'd show her who had signed
my guest book she was often
shocked at the rich and famous
celebrities I'd taken on omy
tours. Over the years I ended up
taking thousands of super nice
people out, and not one person
gave me any trouble.
Over the years I ended up
taking only one person who
was intoxicated. He was treating
his family to the tour. When I
entered the refuge along the
refuge drive. I immediately
pointed out an Anhinga, typi-
cally perched on a snag over
the water with its wings out.
I stated, when asked to iden-
tify it, "that's an Auhinga." The
gentleman immediately blurted
out in his half drunken speech,

"Anhinga, that sounds like a
foot fungus"
I lost it. I laughed so hard I
couldn't drive. I ended up under
the steering wheel all folded up
in laughter. Before long we were
all laughing which only added
to my side pain. My clients ap-
preciated my tours and often
went day after day. Yes, they
learned from me, but I learned
from them too.
We shared knowledge and
wit. I'd play with them back-
ing my van up to show them
a Mugwamp. "What's a Mug-
wamp?" Well it's a bird that
sits on fences, with his mug
on one side and his wamp on
the other.
Guiding can be educational
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Tim Gordon used a chartreuse
Stretch 25 to catch his limit
of grouper off Dog Island. Jon
Barnes and Doug Andrews used
Stretch 25's in 40 feet of water
off Buoy 24 and they caught
four grouper trolling. Allen Rice
and Dennis Moot fished in 30
feet with dead bait and had
two grouper while Dawn and
Jim Cullison trolled Stretch 30's
near Buoy 24 and caught three
legal grouper.
Right now, many states are
mandating Ethanol in their gaso-
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few problems. Florida is not one
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New Rules For Muzzleloading Season

Sportsmen hunting on pri-
vate lands will notice some
changes this year to the season
that immediately follows the
general gun season in the North-
west Hunting Zone.
What used to be called the
special archery/muzzleloading
gun season on private lands is
now part of that zone's muzzle-
loading gun season. Rules and
regulations for muzzleloading
season now apply to this sea-
son, which runs Feb. 15 to Feb.
25, but only in the Northwest
Hunting Zone. Hunters need a
$5 muzzleloading gun permit to
hunt in this period, when they
may use muzzleloaders, bows or
crossbows (new this year).
On wildlife management
areas (WMAs) in the Northwest
Zone, this late season is still

referred to as archery/muzzle-
loading gun season, with the
same rules applying as last year.
More than half of the Northwest
Zone's WMAs offer this oppor-
tunity, when hunters can use
bows or muzzleloaders, but no
crossbows, unless they possess
a disabled person crossbow
permit. Along with a hunting
license and management area
permit, hunters with a bow dur-
ing this period must have a $5
archery permit. Those using a
muzzleloader are must have a $5
muzzleloading gun permit.
The most common game to
hunt this season are deer and
wild hogs. Unless hunters pos-
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Wed 3.0 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.6 ft.
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Thu -0.7 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.9 ft.
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Fri 2.5 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.3 ft. 0.6 ft.
Feb 16, 07 12:25 AM 7:46 AM 1:57 PM 7:38 PM
Sat 2.7 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.4 ft. 0.3 ft.
Feb 17, 07 1:13 AM 8:20 AM 2:23 PM 8:18 PM
Sun 2.7 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.5 ft. 0.0 ft.
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Mon 2.7 ft. -0.4 ft. 2.6 ft. -0.2 ft.
Feb 19, 07 2:46 AM 9:23 AM 3:11 PM 9:41 PM
Tue 2.5 ft. -0.0 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.4 ft.
Feb 20, 07 3:34 AM 9:52 AM 3:35 PM 10:26 PM
Wed 2.3 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.4 ft.
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Thu 2.8 ft. -0.9 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.2 ft.
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Fri 3.1 ft. -1.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.8 ft.
Feb 16, 07 1:09 AM 8:39 AM 2:41 PM 8:31 PM
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Mon 3.4 ft. -0.4 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.3 ft.
Feb 19, 07 3:30 AM 10:16 AM 3:55 PM 10:34 PM
Tue 3.2 ft. -0.0 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.5 ft.
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Wed 2.4 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.8 ft. -0.6 ft.
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Thu -1.1 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.4 ft.
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Feb 16, 07 12:30 AM 7:32 AM 2:02 PM 7:24 PM
Sat 3.6 ft. -1.2 ft. 3.3 ft. 0.5 ft.
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By Sherrie Alverson

As Carolyn Brown Treadon
hinted last week when she
filed her report on Flotilla 12
(St Marks) news, this has been
a busy week. What she should
have added was, "especially for
me (Carolyn)."
When the Division Captain,
Rich Rasmussen, is a member of
your flotilla, and you (Carolyn)
are the division secretary, I prom-
ise you that you will be very busy
before any meeting. "Snowed un-
der" is a better description if the
event happens to be the Winter
Conference of the Eighth Coast
Guard District and it is held at
Fort Walton Beach with Division
1 hosting the event.
It involves all Flotillas in the
Division, especially those in that
area, Flotilla 14 at Fort Walton
Beach and Flotilla 17 at Pen-
sacola. Flotilla 19 at Panama City
Beach was added to that list as
one of the members. Bill Crouch,
is the District Commodore and
another member, Jeff Brook,s is
the Division Vice Captain.
Attending the conference,
besides the Floridians, there
were Auxiliarists from Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Texas, New Mexico and Okala-
homa. It was an extremely busy
time, full of briefings, training
sessions, and workshops. There
were many who went home
shaking their heads and won-
dering how they were going to
implement all the new projects
and programs.
I admire Carolyn, who was
able to see the other side of the
coin and summed it up nicely,
"It was a conference filled with
education, fellowship and funi
The concluding event for the
District was a banquet Saturday
night where many new friend-
ships were solidified"
Unfortunately, I have no re-
cord of local members attending
the District conference, but I
do know that illness and other
pressing commitments took
their toll.

As I have said before, putting
the column together after Divi-
sion meetings is really a snap
for me. All that is needed is
to take Carolyn's official report
and add a few personal tid-bits.
The District conference officially
ended with the awards banquet
Saturday night and normally

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the members would leisurely
depart Sunday morning. Not so
this time.
It had been decided that
Division l's Winter Conference
would be condensed into a one-
day affair and would be held
there on Sunday. A remarkable
accomplishment when you con-
sider the amount of information
that was to be presented.
Carolyn reports of that day:
"Sunday morning came early
and some members of Division
1 were off and running again
preparing for the Division meet-
ing. Carolyn and Duane Treadon
worked with the Division Cap-
tain, Rich Rasmussen, and Vice
Captain, Jeff Brook, handling all
the last minute details. Then the
Flotilla Commanders met with
the Rich to discuss programs
and procedures while the staff
officers met with Jeff to review
goals for the year.
The business meeting be-
gan with the introduction of
special visitors. Coast Guard
personnel included SKI Andrew

Moon rise
Moon set

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
7:17 am 7:16 am 7:15 am 7:14 am 7:13 am 7:12 am 7:11 am
6:25 pm 6:26 pm 6:27 pm 6:28 pm 6:28 pm 6:29 pm 6:30 pm
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and Rear Commodore East Dick
"Doc" Clinchy as members of our
own Division. Both of these
dignitaries attended the meet-
ing Sunday. Each expressed his
thanks to division members for
their efforts in hosting a highly
successful District conference,
and all their efforts throughout
the year in behalf of Division
1, as well as the Eighth District.
They also briefly recapped the
conference and asked that we
continue to focus on recruitment
and retention. The Auxiliary
membership is decreasing and
that concerns the active duty
Coast Guard as they are relying
on the Auxiliary more and more
to assist with all non-military
Tight as the agenda was, there
was time scheduled for presenta-
tion of plagues and certificates.
These will be covered in a later
column, with the exception of
one. The awarding of a Division
award to a District Commodore
is most unusual. But as we
wrote, Bill Crouch is a member
of Flotilla 19 and as a member of
Division 1 was chosen to receive
the Commodore Cook Outstand-
ing Auxiliarist Award.
Local Auxiliarists attending
the meeting Sunday were : Flo-
tilla 12 Rich Rasmussen, Duane
and Carolyn Rasmussen. Their
Flotilla Commander, Tim Ashley,
attended the District session,
but illness overtook him and he
ended up on Sick Bay list. Mark
Rosen was already there as he
had surgery recently.
Flotilla 13 (Shell Point) was
represented by John Edrington,
Jim McGill and your reporter.
Flotilla 15 (Apalachicola)
- John Probert, Flotilla Com-
Flotilla 1-10 (Sneads) Gar-
land Pendergraph, Flotilla Com-
mander, Ed and Mary Zapata.

Every once in awhile I find it
is a good idea to just close with
"To Be Continued." This is one
of those times.

Jeff Brook
Najar representing the Director
of Auxiliary in New Orleans,
Petty Officers Tim Johnson and
Jerry Calabreaves from Coast
Guard Station Panama City; CWO
Chuck Bush and Petty Officer
Marsh from Station Destin and
Master Chief Coleman from Sta-
tion Pensacola,
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of being able to claim both
District Commodore Bill Crouch

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From The H eart awareness day locally. The January/February
From he H ea t TMH Healthy Living publication cover featured
Wakulla Bank employees took part in the area women wearing red to show their concern.
national "Wear Red Day" Friday, Feb. 2, to show Heart disease is the leading cause of death for
support and raise awareness of heart disease in women in the United States regardless of race or
women. ethnicity. Nearly 500,000 women die from heart
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital sponsors the disease each year.

Senior care experts are warn-
ing senior citizens to be on the
lookout for fraudulent income
tax schemes advising them to
be especially wary of e-mail or
telephone correspondence from
people who claim to be from
the Internal Revenue Service.
It's one of many scams that
are currently targeting the el-
derly in our community. Ac-
cording to the Florida Attorney
General's office, seniors should
also be careful of sweepstakes
cons, overseas schemes and
home repair scams.
Home Instead Senior Care
and the National Association of
Triads, a division of the National
Sheriff's Association, have iden-
tified the top five scams that
are currently targeting seniors
across the country and right
here in our community.
While con games have

changed with the times, the
practice of defrauding consum-
ers of all ages is nothing new.
When the target is a senior,
however, the stakes have never
been higher.
According to 2005 statistics
from the National Fraud Infor-
mation Center, 22 percent of
telemarketing scam complaints
were logged by those over the
age of 70, which represents the
highest percentage of any de-
mographic group that year.
What makes older adults
so vulnerable? It appears that
physical and psychological
needs are at the heart of this
issue, according to research and
anecdotes from senior experts.
"Seniors often worry they
will outlive their money and
are concerned that they might
not be able to continue to live
the lifestyle to which they have

become accustomed," said Scott
Harrell, from the Home Instead
Senior Care office serving Leon,
Gadsden and Wakulla.
"That's among the concerns
that we've heard seniors ex-
press and one reason we be-
lieve they are so vulnerable to
scams," he added. "Some may
get caught up in these schemes
because they are looking for
ways to improve their financial
Because scammers often
target seniors who are alone or,
appear lonely, just knowing that
a senior has someone to look
out for him or her can be an
important deterrent. "If a con
criminal can call seniors and
get them to give up their Social
Security number, they can create
any type of transaction," said
Edward Hutchison, a national
expert on senior care.

L CNI Buys Gadsden County Times

The Wakulla News' parent
company, Landmark Community
Newspapers, Inc., strengthened
its position in north Florida by
purchasing the Gadsden County
Times earlier this month.
The 107-year-old newspaper,
which is located in Quincy (just
northwest of Tallahassee), is
being purchased from Gemini
Newspapers, Inc., owned by
Ron Isbell and Dwight Connelly.
The 5,200-circulation weekly is
published on Thursdays.
Eddie Ledbetter will con-
tinue as general manager of
the Gadsden County Times. He
has been with the Times since
December 1, 2006, after nearly
10 years on the editorial staff of
the Statesboro Herald, a daily
in Statesboro, Ga. He served in
several editorial positions in

Statesboro, including the final
six years as managing editor.
"I'm really excited that Land-
mark has acquired the Gadsden
County Times," Ledbetter said.
"I'm looking forward to the
challenge of making a great
small-town weekly even better
with the resources that Land-
mark has to offer. This is a great
situation for us, our readers and
customers, and we're fortunate
to have the opportunity to join
such an organization as LCNI."
LCNI owns several Florida
papers, including The Wakul-
la News, which it purchased
from the Phillips family in July
Elsewhere in Florida, LCNI
owns The Chiefland Citizen,
Williston Pioneer Sun-News,
the Cedar Key Beacon, Riverland

News in Dunnellon, all paid
weeklies, and the Citrus County
Gerry Mulligan, regional
manager and publisher of the
Citrus County Chronicle, LCNI's
seven-day daily to the south-
east, said, "We are happy to
add this paper serving the full-
time and part-year residents of
Gadsden County to our Florida
properties. It's a lovely place in
a growing county."
Mike Abernathy, LCNI presi-
dent, added that, "LCNI is ex-
cited to acquire this weekly in
a growth market northwest of
Landmark Community News-
papers, Inc., now publishes 57
paid newspapers in 13 states.
Five are dailies, four triweek-
lies, seven semiweeklies, and

41 weeklies.
LCNI also publishes 41 free
newspapers and shoppers, 30
special-interest publications,
and operates 17 web offset com-
mercial printing plants.
Landmark Sports Group oper-
ates seven nationally circulated
collegiate sports publications,
including the Osceola, covering
Florida State University, and Ga-
tor Bait, covering the University
of Florida.
LCNI is a division of Land-
mark Communications, Inc.,
a privately held media com-
pany based in Norfolk, Va.,
with coast-to-coast interests in
newspapers, specialty publica-
tions, television broadcasting,
and cable programming.
LCNI is based in Shelbyville,

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SWakulla Bank will host two
fiee educational workshops
to discuss upcoming changes
to IRS 403(b) savings plans
regulations. The workshops will
be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, at
the bank's main branch in Craw-
fordville, 2932 Crawfordville
Hwy., at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Internal Revenue Code Sec-
tion 403(b) tax-sheltered annu-
ity plans are available only to
employees of public schools
and 501(c)(3)1 tax-exempt
organizations. The proposed
guidelines are the first signifi-
cant changes to 403(b) plans in
more than 40 years and align
the plans more closely with
401(k) and government spon-
sored 457(b) plans.
The new regulations will
represent a significant departure

from the current way 403(b)
programs are administered and
maintained by school districts,
and likely will not be effective
before Jan. 1, 2008.
Public education employees
are invited to join investment
executive John Stone for a
seminar to discuss the regula-
tions' effects on key elements
of 403(b) plans, such as asset
transfers and catch-up contri-
Stone heads Wakulla Bank's
Wakulla Financial Services and
is a registered representative
and financial advisor affiliated
with Infinex Financial Group.
A regional representative
from The Hartford Financial
Services Group also will be pre-
senting. For more information,
please contact Wakulla Bank at

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The Pantry, Inc., of Sanford,
N.C. purchased 24 Sunstop/In-
land Food stores from South-
west Georgia Oil Company
of Bainbridge, Ga., on Feb. 8.
The purchase includes two
Wakulla County Inland proper-
ties in Wakulla and five in Leon
While the company will
accept all major credit cards,
it will not accept the Inland
Credit Card and does not have
its own consumer credit card

The sale to Kangaroo Express
changed ownership of the
Medart and Wakulla Station
Inland operations as well as the
Woodville store and four others
in Tallahassee.
Other stores changing hands
included Alabama operations in
Dothan, Enterprise and Ozark;
Florida operations in Chat-
tahoochee, Havana and Quin-
cy; and Georgia operations in
Thomasville, Moultrie, Dawson,
Colquitt, Camilla, Albany, Ameri-
cus and four in Bainbridge.

Unemployment Rate

Second Lowest In State

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Wakulla County's unemploy-
ment rate was the second low-
est in the state in December,
according to the state Depart-
ment of Labor and Employment
The local unemployment rate
was 2.2 percent in December,
down from 2.5 percent in No-
vember. As in November, only
Walton County, at 2.1 percent,
had a lower jobless rate than
The local labor force de-
creased in December, down
more than 100 people, down to
14,203 people, of which 13,885
were employed and 318 were

In November, the labor force
consisted of 14,308 people of
which 13,957 were employed
and 351 were unemployed.
In neighboring Leon County,
the unemployment was down
to 2.5 percent in December,
from 2.8 percent in November.
In Franklin County the rate was
down to 2.9 percent from 3.1
percent in November.
The Tallahassee Metropolitan
Area, which includes Wakulla,
Leon, Jefferson and Gadsden
counties for the purpose of
market analysis, had an overall
unemployment of 2.6 percent.

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Lorna L. B. Mellow
Lorna L. Bodkin Mellow, 82,
of Crawfordville died Sunday,
Feb. 11.
The funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17
at Grace Baptist Church in Craw-
fordville. Rev. Calbert Lesley,
pastor of the Rock Ministeries,
will officiate. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
Fl 32308.
A native of Ellamore W.V.,
she was the daughter of Perry
and Rena Bodkin. She married
the late Irving Lewis Mellow
on Nov. 20, 1961. She was a
member of Rock Ministries in
Survivors include seven chil-
dren, Frederick P. Westfall of
West Virginia, Nancy Garcia
of Eastpoint, Eric Mellow and
Charles Mellow and wife Amy,
all of Tallahassee, Serena Loos
of North Carolina, Stephanie
Canady and husband Stan of
Jacksonville, and Andrew Mel-
low of Crawfordville; four grand-
children; and four great-grand-
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville is in charge of
the arrangements.

Tommy L. Morgan
Tommy Lee Morgan, 55, of
Woodville died Monday, Feb. 5
in Tallahassee.
The graveside service was
held Thursday, Feb. 8 at Tallahas-
see Memory Gardens. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be

made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL 32308.
He enjoyed Harley-Davidson
He is survived by his par-
ents, Paul and Faye Morgan of
Crawfordville; a daughter, Alisha
Morgan and her mother. Diane
Morgan of Woodville; two broth-
ers, Joe Morgan and wife Dana of
Monticello, and Richard Morgan
of Crawfordville; a sister, Paula
Lovett and husband George of
Crawfordville; three nephews,
Justin Morgan and Mitchell
Morgan and Will Lovett; a niece,
Laura Sullivan; five great nieces
and nephews; and several aunts
and uncles.
Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home
in Tallahassee was in charge of
the arrangements.

James L. Odom
James Lee Odom, 54 of
Wakulla County died Saturday,
Feb. 10.
The funeral service was held
on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at The
First United Methodist Church
with Reverend Jeffery Tate of-
ficiating. Interment will follow
in Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made
to the Florida United Methodist
Children's Home, P.O. Box 6299,
Deltona, FL 32728.
A native of Lake City, he spent
most of his life in Wakulla Coun-
ty. He was a graduate of Furman
University, Greenville, S.C. with
a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business. He earned a second
Bachelor of Science degree in
Accounting from the University
of Florida and became a Certi-

fied Public Accountant. He loved
fishing and was a craftsman in
woodworking. He loved building
furniture and remodeling old
boats. He was a member of the
First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his father,
D.B. "Hayes" Odom of Lake City;
a daughter, Carrie Frances Odom
of Tallahassee; a sister, Martha
Jane Odom Carter of Lake City; a
niece, Ginny Carter Mello of Key
West;and a nephew, Ivey Carter
of Lake City.
Gateway Forest Lawn Funeral
Home in in Lake City was in
charge of the arrangements.

Richard A. Parmarter
Richard Anthony Parmarter,
66, of Crawfordville died Friday,
Feb. 9 in Crawfordville.
The funeral service will be
held at a later date.
A native of Northeast, Penn.,
he had been a resident of Craw-
fordville for 13 years. He was
an engineer for Florida State
Survivors include his wife,
Heidi Parmarter of Crawfordville;
two sons, Richard James Parmar-
ter of Erie, Penn. and Eli David
Parmarter of Crawfordville; a
daughter, Lisa Romecki of Erie;
five brothers, Samuel N. Par-
marter of Indian Harbor Beach,
Thomas Parmarter of Clarksdale,
Ariz., Gerard Parmarter of Las
Vegas, Gregory Parmarter of
Ripley, N.Y. and John Parmar-
ter of Erie; five sisters, Mary
Waterhouse, Patricia Parmarter,
Paulette Testani, Denise Conlin
and Jessie Tubbs, all of Erie; and
four grandchildren.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home

in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Cecil R. Register
Cecil Robert Register, 60, of
Tallahassee died Saturday, Jan.
27 in Tallahassee.
A memorial Service will be
held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
at Woodville United Methodist
Church, on the corner of Old
Woodville Road and Church
Street. Pastor John Pearce will
officiate. In lieu of flowers or
monetary donations, the family
asks that all contributions be
sent to Woodville United Meth-
odist Church.
He was born Sept. 14, 1946 to
Louise Fender and the late Cecil
Register. He graduated from Co-
lumbia County High School and
went on to serve four years in
the National Guard. At the end of
his military service he attended
the law enforcement academy to
become a well respected officer
at the Leon County Sheriffs Of-
fice where he served for 10 years
under Sheriff Raymond Hamlin,
Sheriff Ken Katsaris and Sheriff
Eddie Boone. In 1987, he went
on to work as a supervisor with
Jimmie Crowder Excavating for
the next 18 years.
Survivors include his mother,
Connie Register; his wife, Kathy
Register of Denmark, S.C.; two
sons, Robert Blaine Register;
of Tallahassee and Ryan Blake
Register and wife Jessica of Port
St. Lucie; four daughters, Jessica
Lynn Blake, Jennifer Leigh Pat-
node and husband Craig, Judith
Louise Register and JoAnna
Lanae' Register; and five grand-
children, Winston Wyatt Tyson,

Kobi Shea Tyson, Jordan Leigh
Patnode, Mason Lee Patnode
and another grand-child due in
mid-February, all of Tallahassee;
and several nieces, nephews
and other relatives.

Samuel Surles
Samuel "Sammy" Surles, 65,
of Tallahassee died Monday,
Feb. 12.
The funeral service will be at
11 a.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 15 at
Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee
Chapel in Tallahassee with
burial at Tallahassee Memory
Gardens. Family will receive
friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
EST Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the
funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart As-
sociation, 2851 Remington Green
Circle, Suite C, Tallahassee 32308,
or the American Lung Associa-
tion of Florida/Big Bend Region,
539 Silver Slipper Lane, Suite A,
Tallahassee, FL 32303.
A native of Cherry Lake, he
lived most of his life in Tallahas-
see. He retired as an electrical es-
timator, was an avid fisherman, a
gardener and loved fixing things.
He was an Air Force veteran and
a member of Concord Baptist
Survivors include his wife,
Pat Surles of Tallahassee; a son,
Wesley Surles and wife Pam of
Tallahassee; two daughters, Val-
erie Davis and husband Rocky of
Crawfordville and Mary K. Surles
of Tallahassee; and five grand-
children, Cody, Avery, Courtney,
Katelyn and Abigail.
Beggs Funeral Home in Tal-
lahassee was in charge of the


Mike W.Wright
Mike Watkins Wright, 50, of
Havana died Monday, Feb. 5 in
The service was held Thurs-
day, Feb. 8 at Midway Baptist
Church in Meigs, Ga.
He was operations manager
for Osceola Supply.
Survivors include his wife,
Neva Jane Wright of Havana; a
son and daughter-in-law, Jamie
and Vonnie Wright, both of
Cairo, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-
law, Kelly and Jose Cossiocazares,
both of Havana; grandchildren,
Brantley and Mallory Wright,
both of Cairo, Ga.; Jose Dan-
iel Cossiocazares of Havana; a
brother- and sister-in-law, David
and Kelly Wright, both of Craw-
fordville; and a sister, Martha
Wright of Redlands, Calif.

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S Heart disease is the leading
cause of death for women in
the United States, regardless of
race or ethnicity. It claims nearly
500,000 lives each year.
On Friday, Feb. 9, Tallahassee
Memorial's Heart & Vascular
Center brought its 2007 Women
Wearing Red to Fight Heart
Disease Luncheon and Fashion
Show to the Bistro at Wild-
wood in Crawfordville. Andrea
Plagge, D.O., Medical Director
of Tallahassee Memorial Family
Medicine, Crawfordville was the
luncheon speaker.
, Iris Anne's of Crawfordville
brought fashions to the Bistro
that were modeled by local
businesswomen including June
Vause, Nell Rozar, Amy Geiger,
Bonnie Burgess, Francie Lowe,
Julie Gaby and Michele Thomp-
In an effort to reach as many
women (and men) as possible,
the red dress luncheon/fash-
ion shows have gone regional.
The luncheon series began in
Tallahassee, continues at the
Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy,
and ends in Tallahassee on the
last Friday of the month.
Photo by Lynda Kinsey
Amy Geiger Shows Off
Some Of The Fashions

Red Cross Helps
Fire Victims

The Capital Area Chapter
of the American Red Cross re-
sponded to a major house fire
at 1789 Spring Creek Highway
in Crawfordville on Jan. 27. The
agency provided $425 worth of
financial assistance to the Stacy

Johnson family. The money
provided the family with food
and clothing as well as a hotel
The Red Cross also made
referrals to the Salvation Army
and Catholic Social Services.
Jody Hale and two juveniles,
ages 17 and 6, were also living
in the home at the time of the

On Feb. 4, the Red Cross re-
sponded to a Lower Bridge Road
house fire and assisted Sonya
Davis and Dwayne Knowles.
The organization gave $515
in financial assistance for the
victims to purchase food and
clothing along with a hotel
room following a major fire.
To donate to the Red Cross,
call 878-6080.


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History Event
The Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Center will present a
celebration of Black History on
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. The
featured speaker will be Malenie
H. Bruce.
Malenie H. Bruce, was born
in the Hyde Park Community to
Bossie and Mary A. Hawkins. She
is the fourth of six children.
Malenie's mother was her
role model. A school teacher
by profession, she was a Chris-
tian woman who believed that
it does take a village to raise
children. Malenie's father, a
fisherman, died at an early age
leaving her mother to raise four
children alone.
Malenie grew up and was
educated in the old Shadeville
High School, which is now the
Wakulla Educational Center.
Growing up in Wakulla County,
she was a member of the Honor
Society in school, reporter for the
school newspaper, a member of
the girls basketball team, Home-
makers of America Society, the
drama team and Glee Club.
Malenie will speak about
growing up in Wakulla County.
The public is invited to join the
time of celebration at 11 a.m.
Anyone who would like to join
the senior center for lunch, is
asked to call by 9:30 a.m. the day
of the event at 926-7145 and let
the center know so enough food
can be prepared. There will be
a $4 charge for lunch if you are
under age 60.

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Wakulla County, Florida, is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Af-
fairs (DCA) for a FFY 2007 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to

These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: (1) To benefit low and moderate income
persons; (2) To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or (3) To meet other commu-
nity development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose
a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial
resources are not available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neigh-
borhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such im-
provement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of
machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial
buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may
be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70%
of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, Wakulla County must plan to minimize displace-
ment of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Wakulla County is required to
develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

A pubic hearing to receive citizen views concerning the county's community development needs
will be held at Commission Chambers, located at 196 Ochlockonee St., Crawfordville, FL 32327, on
March 5, 2007, at 6:10 p.m. Wakulla County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, religion, age, or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. Handi-
capped individuals may receive special accommodations on one working day's notice, Subsection
286.011(6), F.S. If you need these special accommodations, please call (850) 926-0919. TDD number
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Skipper Case Not Done Deal Yet

Wakulla County administra-
tive employee Colleen Skip-
per has not signed off on an
agreement ending her lawsuit
against Wakulla County and
former Property Appraiser Anne
On Monday, Feb. 5, county
commissioners held a confiden-
tial meeting with an attorney
from the Florida Association of
Counties Trust (FACT) to review
terms of the settlement.
Since the settlement has
not been signed, the terms of
the agreement have not been
Skipper declined to discuss
the financial specifics of the
settlement. She remains in her

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dollars earmarked by July 1, 2007.
The phase includes the largest
chunk on refuge property and
one of the largest environmental
hurdles of spanning Buckhorn
Creek. Nearly $1 million will be
used in the construction phase.
Officials have decided to
address the concern by retrofit-
ting the existing bridge over
the creek rather than spending
$250,000 to build a new span.
"Environmental impacts contin-
ue to be discovered and analyzed
to determine the mitigation cost
and possible design solutions
offered by the engineers," said
Phase 2 includes intersec-
tion improvements and 1.5 miles
of trail at a cost of $547,000 in
July 2007. The phase includes
paved shoulders on U.S. High-
way 98 to the Tide Creek Bridge
apron and paved trail from Tide
Creek Bridge to a point near the
Bayside Villas.
Phase 1 will be next in line
to be funded at a cost of $787,979
on July 1, 2008. The 2.3 miles of

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facilities. There would be noth-
ing the county could do about
such a scenario, Linnan said.
- After the planning commis-
sion's vote, County Attorney Ron
Mowrey indicated that while
the Northwest Water Manage-
ment District is responsible for
permitting how much water the
Highs can pump, the county still
controls local land use and occu-
pational licenses meaning the
county could effectively stop the
water from being shipped out.
Most of the comments from
the public at the meeting fo-
cused on heavy truck traffic go-
ing to and from the facility.
Jack Leppert, a founder of
Friends of Wakulla Springs,
called the creation of a new land
use category "a very, very clever
scheme" and "an attempt to cir-
cumvent the comp plan."
Madeleine Carr said the pro-
posed new land use was an ef-
fort to alter the county's comp
plan in order to "rescue a bad
investment" referring to the
Highs' wells, which were sunk
and permitted for pumping by
the state before the land use was
brought before the county.
Jack Rudloe of Gulf Specimen
Marine Labs in Panacea held up
a plastic bag full of grass shrimp
that had been taken from Fid-
dlers Point, saying that remov-
ing fresh water that normally
flows into the bays would affect
marine life. It would amount to
one industry, water bottling, kill-
ing off the seafood industry and
the recreational fishing industry
as well as the county's budding
ecotourism industry.
Ron Capron of the Big Bend
Chapter of the Sierra Club op-
posed the proposal, saying the

post in Wakulla County Ad-
ministrator Ben Pingree's office
pending final action involving
the agreement.
Skipper, 44, has worked for
Wakulla County for 22 years,
most of which was in the prop-
erty appraiser's office under the
late Ronnie Kilgore. She also
worked for 4 1/2 years in the
school system.
"It's my life," said Skipper of
her love to serve the citizens
of Wakulla County. "I have
done nothing but serve the
During the Feb. 5 commis-
sion meeting, Skipper was ac-
cused of "poor judgment" and
"bad performance" by a speaker
at the board meeting who
urged the board not to settle

path on Mashes Sands Road will
be included as well as $50,000
worth of Mash Island Park im-
provements with a trailhead.
Phase 3 is unfunded, but
will include 2.6 miles of paved
trail on Surf Road from the point
near Bayside Villas to a point
near Silver Acres Drive.
Phase 5 is also unfunded.
It includes one mile of trail from
a point north of the Buckhorn
Bridge to the intersection of U.S.
Highway 319.
Mosley said the county and
state have several other options
possible in the future. The op-
tions include connecting the
trail to locations in Sopchoppy
as well as creating a trailhead
on the Sopchoppy end of the
trail with land that has not been
acquired. The county could also
continue the trail over Walker
Bridge to Franklin County from
the U.S. Highway 98 intersection
with Surf and Mashes Sands
The Ochlockonee Bay Trail
may include some boardwalks
over environmentally sensi-
tive land known as "isolated

club's position is that water is a
public resource, not a commod-
ity. He warned of "death by a
thousand straws" if such water
bottling facilities were allowed
to pump the region's supply.
Murray McLaughlin, a county
commissioner from 1980 to '84,
urged the planning commission
to reject the bottling plant, which
he said was being promoted by
"good people with a bad plan to
give the water away."
Of the dozens of residents
who spoke at the meeting, the
only one to speak out in support
of the land use was Billy Pigott,
who said he thought a water bot-
tling plant was a good idea. Ul-
timately, Pigott said, he saw the
issue as a battle over "America's
freedom to do what you want to
do with your land."
The Highs and business part-
ner Sidney Gray had proposed a
water bottling plant on 17 acres
off Wakulla Arran Road to pump
and bottle up to 70,000 gallons a
day. Allison DeFoor, a politically
connected Republican with a
reputation as an environmental-
ist, came in on the project after
it was voted down by the county
commission in 2005.
Under the earlier plan rejected
a year ago, the Highs had a per-
mit from the water management
district to pump up to 1.4 million
gallons of water a day. With
DeFoor on board to guide the
project, a number of esteemed
consultants were brought on
board Linnan, hydrogeologist
Todd Kincaid, and environmen-
tal consultant Paul Johnson
- and a new "transparency" was
touted in the process.
Though the planning board
has rejected the land use, the
county commission could still go
against the P&Z's wishes.

the lawsuit.
Skipper denied any wrongdo-
ing, something confirmed by
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE).
In early 2006, Skipper filed a
lawsuit against former Property
Appraiser Anne Ahrendt for
racial discrimination, retaliation
and gender discrimination fol-
lowing her firing. She retained
attorney Marie Mattox of Tal-
During Ahrendt's time in
office, she requested a criminal
investigation by FDLE and the
State Attorney's office. The
investigation concluded in Au-
gust without FDLE officials or
Assistant State Attorney Mike
Bauer finding any grounds for
criminal charges.

wetlands," but by changing the
alignment of the trail to the bay
side of the roadways, miles of
boardwalks and costly expenses
can be avoided, Mosley said.
"In the residential areas the
path will also function as a
sidewalk with a curb and gutter
design," Mosley added. "Resi-
dents were concerned at first,
but once they fould out why the
alignment was changed, they
"St. Marks Refuge has been
an important federal partner
and we are grateful for their in-
volvement in this process," she
Stormwater runoff concerns
will be addressed both on the
residential and federal property
through the use of swales. Resi-
dents had expressed concern
over what would happen to
stormwater runoff with the new
If the project moves forward
as planned, the construction
phase will begin in 2007 and
conclude by 2012. Funding for
the project is through the DOT's
Transportation Enhancement

"It's been a roller coaster,"
said Skipper. "I'm grateful that
it's over." While she declined
to comment on the monetary
settlement in the case, she said
the agreement includes a return
to her post in the property
appraiser's office.
"I'm excited to go back
home," she said. "I have always
tried to do the right thing."
Ahrendt failed in her bid to
be elected to the post when she
lost to Donnie Sparkman during
the 2006 elections. She was ap-
pointed by former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush in May 2005 following
Kilgore's death.
Sparkman declined to dis-
cuss the litigation, but added
that he does not have an open
position in his office.

for Bike and Pedestrian Projects
Mosley is in her second stint
with the county grants and spe-
cial projects department. Grants
and Special Projects Department
Director Pam Portwood has had
Mosley on staff for a total of
3 1/2 years after she spent 14
years in contract management
with the Florida Department of
Mosley is also working on
grant projects for an equestrian
center and community center
and recently completed a river
safety project with the construc-
tion of signs along the Wakulla
and St. Marks rivers.
For more information about
the Ochlockonee Bay Trail, call
Mosley at 926-9500. Her office
has recently moved from the
county commission administra-
tion building to the former veter-
an service office just west of the
Wakulla County Courthouse.
Veteran Service Officer Alfred
Nelson has moved his office to
the old grants and special proj-
ects location in the commission
administration building.

Republican Party

Calls For Referendum

The Republican Party of
Wakulla County issued a state-
ment on Monday, Feb. 12, be-
fore the planning commission
meeting, indicating it is strongly
opposed to the removal and
transport of water from the
Wakulla watershed.
The party also indicated its
support for a referendum on the
water issue.
"The only way that the peo-
ple of Wakulla County can have
input into a decision affecting
(their) quality of life and the
use of public resources, specifi-
cally the removal and transport
of water from our county, is
to put the issue to a vote by

referendum," says the party's
In a bit of intended irony,
the Republican statement also
quotes from a letter to The
Wakulla News written by Al-
lison DeFoor in 2004, when
he was the local party chair-
man, against plans for a water
bottling plant. County com-
missioners did vote down the
proposal in 2005, but DeFoor
subsequently became the public
face of a resurrected and revised
water bottling project.
"There are few places where
water lies more at the heart of
things than Wakulla County,"
DeFoor's 2004 letter is quoted.




St. Marks voters will be given
a chance to cast their ballots
during the Wednesday, Feb. 21
city commission election.
The city commission has one
open seat and two candidates
who hope to fill it. Incumbent
Ron Gagliardi of Seat 5 qualified
before the Jan. 31 deadline. He
will be joined on the ballot by
Karl Halbert. Halbert served on
the city commission for one year
following an appointment, but
lost a bid to get elected. He was
finishing Heather Chapman's
unexpired three year term.
Voters may take part in the
election if they are registered to


vote in Wakulla County and live
within the St. Marks city limits.
There is no qualification fee to
get on the ballot, but no salary
for those candidates who win
the election.
Mayor Chuck Shields is the in-
cumbent in Seat 1. Phil Cantner
is the incumbent in Seat 2 and
the treasurer. Allen Hobbs is the
incumbent in Seat 3 and Steve
Dunbar is the incumbent in Seat
4. The election will take place at
city hall from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Shields and Cantner will be up
for election again in 2008 and
Hobbs and Dunbar will be up
again in 2009.

bers voted 3-2 in favor of the
Continued from Page 1A request with Commissioners
John Trice suggested moving Howard Kessler and George
the day care center to East Ivan Green voting in the minority.
Road to get the facility off the The request received mixed
busy highway, support from the community.
Wicker agreed to a board re- Resident John Fort wrote com-
quest to increase the lot setbacks missioners a letter opposing
from four feet to eight feet. the land use change due to the
But Commissioner Howard increased density and the lack of
Kessler voted against the pro- infrastructure in the area. Laurie
posal because it infringes and Westbrook agreed with Fort and
changes neighborhoods. "It's added that developments should
somebody's back yard," he add- not be approved until infrastruc-
ed. ture is in place.
Commissioner Ed Brimner Attorney Bob Routa said the,
said he understood Moats' con- applicant has limited the de-
cerns, but he applauded Wicker velopment to residential only.
for spending money to make her Sewer connections will be made
operation safer for children and either through the Linzy Mill
motorists. Her actions made it subdivision or to U.S. Highway
"safer on Crawfordville Highway 319.
for parents and children and Resident Chuck Hess aired
improves the quality of life for his concern about increasing the
those driving up and down the amount of traffic accessing U.S.
highway." Highway 319.
In other planning and zoning Commissioner Ed Brimner
matters in front of the Wakulla objected to the board's ap-
County Commission on Monday, proved Level of Service on the
Feb. 5: main highway. He added, that.
The board approved a final the Level of Service has created'
plat request for the Gardens a miserable driving experience'
of Saralan Phase 1. The 40.41 for individuals working in Leon
acre development is located on County.
Wakulla Arran Road near the Consultant Jon Sewell told
Songbird subdivision, the board that the applicant
The 84 lot subdivision will be met all of the concerns of the.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007-Page 15A

Sheriff's Report

The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office investigated a fraud case
reported by Jessie L. Raker of
Crawfordville on Monday, Feb.
12, according to Sheriff David
The victim received a letter
in the mail stating that she
had won $250,000 and needed
to make a telephone call in
reference to her winnings. The
victim called the number and
was told she had to go to Wal-
Mart and get a money order for
$3,800 as part of the deal.
Raker told the man on the
telephone line that she would
be calling the sheriff's office
and he hung up on her. Her
information was turned over to
the criminal investigations divi-
sion. Captain Steve Ganey and
Victim Advocate Lori Langston
investigated the case.
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-

fice during the past week:
On Feb. 8, Michael T. Hoff-
man of Crawfordville reported
an attempted burglary at his
home. Three subjects attempted
to enter his home before run-
ning off. Deputy Andrew Vass
On Feb. 7, Gloria Faye Sim-
mons of Crawfordville reported
a burglary at her residence. A
forced entry was discovered.
Prescription medicines and
a cellular telephone, valued
at $140, were taken. Deputy
Andrew Vass and Crime Scene
Investigator Steve Walker in-
On Feb. 7, Michelle M.
Grammes of Crawfordville re-
ported a criminal mischief
as someone vandalized her
vehicle. The vehicle had been
keyed on the hood, doors and
trunk. The vehicle was damaged
at Wal-Mart and damage esti-

mates reached $1,000. Suspects
have been identified. Sgt. John
Zarate investigated.
On Feb. 6, Catherine J.
Medina of Crawfordville re-
ported a burglary at her home.
A door had been damaged and
a window screen had been re-
moved. Deputy Robert Giddens
On Feb. 6, a 48-year-old
Crawfordville man reported
suspicious activity after helping
law enforcement officials ar-
rest a man who had attempted
to sell him illegal explosives.
The suspect was arrested in
2005, but the victim reported
that he had been stopped by
law enforcement as a possible
armed robbery suspect in Gads-
den County. After clearing up
the traffic stop in Havana, the
victim reported being inves-
tigated for driving a vehicle
that had allegedly been stolen

in Wakulla County. Later, the
victim's dog was poisoned and
had to be treated at an area
animal hospital. A suspect has
been identified. Deputy Scott
Powell investigated.
On Feb. 6, Edward Dougin
Gill, 47, of Tallahassee was
charged with possession of
marijuana and driving without
a valid driver license after being
stopped in Crawfordville. Mari-
juana was allegedly discovered
during the investigation. He
was issued a notice to appear
in court. Deputy Nick Boutwell
and Deputy Matt Helms inves-
On Feb. 5, Lt. Pat Smith,
Deputy Jason Newlin and Cap-
tain Cliff Carroll investigated a
report of potential animal abuse
and dog fighting in Crawford-
ville. Investigators went to the
property and determined that
an animal at the site had not be-

ing used to fight. The case was
closed due to a lack of evidence
to support the commission of
a crime.
On Feb. 13, William D.
McQueen of St. Marks reported
a grand theft of his vehicle.
Shattered glass was discovered
where the vehicle had been
parked. The victim also reported
the theft of $700 worth of tools
from inside the vehicle. The
truck was entered in the NCIC/
FCIC computer. Deputy Mike
Crum investigated.
On Feb. 10, Linda Joann
Padgett, 26, of Crawfordville
was charged with knowingly
operating a motor vehicle while
license was suspended, can-
celled or revoked and resisting
an officer by disguise.
Padgett allegedly was ob-
served driving 70 miles per hour
in a 55 mile per hour zone on
U.S. Highway 319. Padgett alleg-

edly gave Sgt. Jimmy Sessor a
false name. She had her license
suspended for failure to pay
traffic fines with eight suspen-
sions since 2000, according to
law enforcement.
On Feb. 10, Deputy Brad
Taylor responded to a distur-
bance at Dux Liquors in Craw-
fordville. Taylor discovered
that one of the individuals on
the premises was Alicia Brooke
Thomas, 26, of Crawfordville.
She was in violation of a tres-
pass warning at the site. She
was given a notice to appear
in court.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office received 855 calls for ser-
vice during the past week.
Note to our readers: The
people who are reported as
charged with crimes in this
column have not yet been to
trial and are therefore innocent
until proven guilty.


A jury decided against a
former Wakulla High School
student who sued the Wakulla
County School Board for injuries
he supposedly received from a
teacher who was breaking up
a fight.
SSix jurors found for the
school board, giving no dam-
ages to Brent Johnson, the
former student.
Johnson claims that in Sep-
tember 2003 he was getting off
the bus at school when he got
in a fight with another student.
Richard Tomberlin, a teacher
and coach on bus duty that
day, saw a crowd of students
gathered, chanting, "Fight! fight
FightF" He ran over to break up
the fight and reportedly tackled
both fighters.
In his lawsuit, Johnson
claimed Tomberlin slammed
him down on the concrete and
then fell on top of him along
with the other student.
SIn opening statements to the
jury, Johnson's attorney, Richard
Reno, indicated he would be
asking for $100,000 in dam-
ages. Before the trial, the school
board rejected a proposed settle-
ment for $50,000.
Johnson did not attend the
trial as he is currently serving
a 15-year sentence for three
felony convictions from Leon
County, including robbery with
a firearm. He is being held in
a high custody classification at
Century Correctional Institution
in Escambia County, which is
245 miles away.
The school board was repre-
sented by Holly Dincman of the
Tallahassee law firm of Coppins,
Monroe, Adkins, Dincman &
Spellman, who told jurors in her
opening that the way Tomberlin
decided to break up the fight
was reasonable.
Tomberlin, a 33-year em-
ployee of the district who spent
his entire career at Wakulla High
School, is now retired.
The trial ended late Tuesday,
Feb. 6, with a verdict finding for
the school board.
Judge N. Sanders Sauls
rejected a handwritten motion
from a jail inmate requesting
that he be freed because the
charges against him are not sup-
ported by evidence and asking
the court to dismiss his attorney

as ineffective.
In a six-page habeas corpus
filing, Glenn Wheeler, 37, the
man charged with going on a
spree in May 2005 in which he
allegedly broke into the homes
of several area women and at-
tempted to kidnap them, asked
that the charges against him be
He argued in his filing that
the State Attorney's office and
law enforcement officers exag-
gerated the alleged crimes.
A few days later, Judge Sauls
submitted an order denying
Wheeler's petition.
Wheeler faces charges includ-
ing kidnapping to facilitate a
felony, burglary of a dwelling,
burglary while armed, kidnap-
ping to terrorize, and attempted
kidnapping, crimes all punish-
able by life in prison. He is pri-
vately represented by Tallahas-
see attorney Tim Jansen on one
case, and is represented by the
Public Defender's office on the
other of his half-dozen cases.
"I have spoken with my
attorney on several different
occasions concerning these
matters and he has told me that
my points as brought forth do
not have merit, but according
to Florida and Federal law they
do," Wheeler wrote in his peti-
tion. "By not challenging the
issues above it is plain that my
attorney Gregory J. Cummings
(the conflict attorney appointed
to represent Wheeler in the
public defender cases) has been
ineffective in his representa-
A one-page order from the
judge denied Wheeler's filing,
finding that the petition is le-
gally insufficient in that a writ
of habeas corpus cannot be
used to challenge the adequacy
of the evidence of a criminal
charge. Habeas corpus, Latin for
"You have the body," is a legal
means to challenge an illegal
"Furthermore," the judge
wrote, "the defendant is rep-
resented by counsel and his
petition is invalid and stricken
as a nullity."
Wheeler was the subject of
a manhunt in Wakulla County
for several days in 2005. He is
currently being held in the Leon
County Jail.

The cases allege that on
May 12, 2005, Wheeler alleg-
edly broke into the home of a
Crawfordville woman and was
reportedly choking her as he
tried to drag her off but was
scared away when he saw the
woman's child on the phone
calling 911. Two days later, he al-
legedly broke into a Sopchoppy
woman's home while she slept,
put a knife to her throat and
attempted to take her hostage,
but she managed to escape by
jumping from his truck as he
drove away.
He also allegedly called an-
other woman and reportedly
identified himself as a Florida
Highway Patrol officer, saying
that her brother had been in a
wreck and that the agency was
sending someone out to pick
her up and take her to the ac-
cident. The woman called back
the number that appeared on
her caller ID and reportedly got
Wheeler's voice mail, and called
back again and he answered.
Deputies found Wheeler's truck
wrecked on the woman's home
The woman and son
charged with threatening
County Commissioner Howard
Kessler were in court recently,
with Dorothy Hunt entering a
plea of not guilty and having
a public defender appointed to
represent her.
Hunt and her son, Ronnie
Kilgore, namesake of the late
property appraiser, face misde-
meanor charges of disorderly
conduct. The pair were in court
on Thursday, Feb. 1, before
County Judge Jill Walker.
The alleged confrontation
happened on election day when
Hunt and Kilgore, passing by
where Kessler and his support-
ers were waving at passing mo-
torists, stopped their truck and
allegedly cursed Kessler.
Kilgore reportedly got out
of the truck and made threat-
ening moves toward Kessler
and another man, cursed them,
then left.
Hunt asked for a public de-
fender, saying health problems
limited her work to doing altera-
tions in her home. Kilgore, who
is to be arraigned on March 1,
indicated he plans to hire a
private attorney.

Sheriff's Office Nets Several

Arrests In 'Crackdown'
Calling it the first step to- and possession of a controlled million," he said.
ward maintaining a low crime substance, prescription drugs. The sheriff said some meth-
rate, Wakulla County Sheriff The Crawfordville arrests amphetamines were also discov-
tavid Harvey announced the included: Tiffany Lindsey, 28, ered during the investigation.
arrest of 11 residents during the Johnny B. Ross III, 24, Kenny "We've taken down 11 meth
"'Operation Crackdown" narcot- R. Robinson, Jr., 27, Lakasha J. labs in the past three years,
ics investigation on Thursday, Brown, 20, Clifford L. McKinney, including three rolling labs," he
Feb. 8. 23, Frank O. Porter, 21, Donald said. "There's more out there
.The operation began at 5 Ray Booth, 51, Kenneth B. God- that we haven't taken down. It is
a.m. when approximately 30 bolt, 20, and Robert Melton, more of a West Florida problem
law enforcement officers from 18. Dewayne S. Reed, 40, and but it is moving this way."
various divisions began serving Robert S. Wilhoit, 22, were also "Shining the light on these
warrants to those wanted in the arrested, folks will help reduce crime,"
investigation. All of the arrested individuals Harvey continued. "Our popu-
S.'This investigation began are from Crawfordville except nation is going up and our calls
iri December 2006 and concen- Reed, who is from Sopchoppy, for service are going up, but
treated on street level crack co- and Wilhoit, who is from Frank- our crime rate is coming down.
caiie dealers," said the sheriff, lin County. We want to keep it at this level.
" idercover officers and confi- Two search warrants were This is how you keep your crime
dental sources made numerous served at Crawfordville resi- rate down in the community. If
purchases of narcotics, primarily dences at 113 Hickory Avenue you get drugs off the street, the
crack cocaine, marijuana and and 37 Dinosaur Lane. crime rate will go down. Our
prescription drugs." Of the 29 arrest warrants crime rate is a lot lower than
The two-month investigation issued, 10 of the individuals the state average."
resulted in the issuance of arrest are currently on probation or Additional arrested are an-
warrants for 29 individuals cov- parole, ticipated. The investigation
ering 58 felony charges includ- Several suspects are pres- was conducted by the sheriff's
ing sale and possession of crack ently out of jail on bond for Vice and Narcotics Unit with
cocaine, sale and possession of previous narcotics arrests, said assistance from the Special Op-
powder cocaine, sale and pos- the sheriff. "Bond amounts for erations section and Criminal
session of marijuana and sale those to be arrested total $5.8 Investigation Division.
~ .


This past week, the county's
volunteer firefighters responded
to one structure fire, one fire
alarm, seven brush fires, one
miscellaneous fire, three ve-
hicle accidents, 15 medical first
responder emergency incidents,
two public assistance calls, and
one electric power line down.
Sunday, Feb. 11, at about
6 p.m., the Medart Volunteer
Fire Rescue Department was
dispatched to a hay field fire
at Harvey-Young Farm off Reh-
winkel Road. Because this type
of fire can easily become out
of control, the incident com-
mander called for additional
personnel and equipment from
the Panacea and Crawfordville
Fire Departments.
Firefighters, fire engines,
tankers and brush trucks re-
sponded from the three sta-
tions. The incident commander
routed responding fire trucks
and personnel to both the farm
to fight the fire and to nearby
J.K. Moore Road to protect resi-
dential structures in the event
the fire migrated to that area.
Fortunately, the fire did not
threaten structures and was
extinguished after burning only
about three acres.
* *

Protect Your Home
From Wildland Fire
Now that our county has
experienced several spells of
cold weather with killing frosts,
grass and underbrush is brown
and dry. Dry grass coupled
with frequent days with low
humidity creates an increased
incidence of grass and wildland
Every year, many families
lose their homes and posses-
sions to wildland fires. These
loses can be minimized if ho-
meowners take the time to be-
come aware of safety measures
that would help protect their
homes. The following actions
will help to protect your home if
threatened by wildland fire:
The roof and exterior struc-
ture of your dwelling should be
constructed of non-combustible
or fire resistant materials. Wood
siding, cedar shakes, exterior
wood paneling and other highly
combustible materials should
be treated with fire retardant
Clean roof surfaces and gut-
ters of pine needles, leaves,
and branches regularly to avoid
accumulation of flammable ma-
terials. Remove portions of any

tree extending within ten feet
of the flue opening of any stove
or chimney. Maintain a screen
constructed of non-flammable
material over the flue opening
on every chimney or stovepipe.
Mesh openings of the screen
should not exceed half an inch.
Landscape vegetation should
be spaced so that fire cannot be
carried to the structure or sur-
rounding vegetation. Remove
branches from trees to a height
of 15 feet.
Store gasoline in an ap-
proved can away from occupied
buildings. Propane tanks should
be far enough away from build-
ings to allow valves to be shut
off in case of fire. Have fire tools
handy such as a water hose, lad-
der, shovel, rake, and bucket.
Wakulla County, in conjunc-
tion with the county's United
Firefighters Association, is ac-
cepting applications for full-time
and flex-time paid firefighters.
Anyone interested in the posi-
tions may pick up an application
at the County Administrators
office in Crawfordville.

Thursday, February 15, 2007
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek in Panacea at noon.
FRUIT PRUNING DEMONSTRATION, sponsored by the extension service, will be
held at Stanley Dennis' orchard, 120 Lonesome Road, at 9:30 a.m. Brandy Cowley-
Gilbert of Just Fruits Nursery will conduct the demonstration.
REPUBLICAN PARTY meets at The Landing in Panacea at 6:30 p.m.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noon.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL meets at the Wakulla Welcome Center in
Panacea at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, February 16, 2007
TEACHER PLANNING DAY No school for students of Wakulla Public Schools.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10
a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
Saturday, February 17, 2007
FREE TAX AID is available at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
OLD JAIL MUSEUM will be open selling thrift shop and historical society items to
benefit renovation of the museum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
ABATE MOTORCYCLE CLUB meets at the clubhouse in St. Marks at 2 p.m.
Monday, February 19, 2007
PRESIDENTS' DAY Banks, government offices and schools are closed.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
BOOK BABIES, for infants and toddlers, meets at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
CHILDBIRTH CLASSES will be held at the Wakulla County Health Department
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The classes continue Tuesdays through Feb. 20. To regis-
ter, call Tonya Hobby at 926-3591 ext. 143.
COUNTY COMMISSION meets in the commission boardroom at 6 p.m.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets at the senior center at 11:15 a.m.
FREE TAX AID is available at the public library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NA meets at Joanna Johnson's office in the Barry Building at 7 p.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at 7:30 p.m.
SCHOOL BOARD meets in the school administration building at 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
BOOK BUNCH, for pre-school and home school families, meets at the public library
at 10:30 a.m.
BRAIN GYM CLASS will he held at the senior citizens center at 10:30 a.m.
FREE TAX AID is available at the senior center from I p.m. to 4 p.m.

Page 16A-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

SSopchoppy Plans

I t Community Yard Sale

A- --

Brent Thurmond's assistant, Tempie Sailor, took the time
to organize these old county receipts and records.

Old Courthouse

Records Give

Glimpse Into Past

On the main floor of the
courthouse, some old receipts
and invoices, some dating back
to 1908, are on display in a
framed case.
The display includes a letter
from the Pages Hotel and Cafe
- "Rooms with private bath and
cold showers" in Panacea, dat-
ed April 14, 1948, addressed to
the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners, Crawfordville,
"Gentlemen," the letter be-
gins, "If and when the sale
of whiskey is legalized in the
County of Wakulla, Fla., I here.
with wish to make application
to sell whiskey in the town of
Panacea, Fla., Wakulla County.
"Yours respectfully,
"T.R. Page"
Clerk of Courts Brent Thur-
mond said the items were found
while he was having the old
courthouse records organized.
"Any time we see something
that we think has historical
value, we save it," Thurmond
The display was put together
by Thurmond's executive assis-
tant, Tempie Sailor, who worked
two years going through old
records and organizing them.
Many of the interesting items
she found were filed as miscel-
lanea, or mis-filed.
There's an invoice from
Wakulla Lumber Company,
which boasts of "Long leaf yel-
low pine and cypress lumber,"
and a bill from Alligood and
Caswell druggists from 1937.
L.H. Raker's general store
was around in March 1930 and
promotes itself as "Dealer in
staple and fancy groceries, dry
goods, shoes and notions,"
and a stylized slogan up in the

corner goes so far as to state,
"Everything that everybody
wants." It includes the sale of
eight gallons of gas for $2.
J.A. Rehwinkel and Bro.,
dealer in general merchandise,
was around in 1929, and in 1943
there was a C.L. Rehwinkel gen-
eral merchandise.
There's an invoice from 1908
from the Gulf Coast Breeze, a
newspaper owned and edited
by G.R. Smith. "Published in the
interest of its subscribere (sic)
and advertisers."
In 1936, there was the Craw-
fordville Garage and Filling
Station, which sold Standard
Gas and Oil, and promoted its
"Ladies and Gents' Rest Rooms"
on its bills.
Crawfordville Garage was
owned by D.C. Spears and
provided parts and service for
"Ford, the Universal Car."
Tully's Garage and Service
Station worked on a county
vehicle in 1943 that included
charges for five gallons of gas
for $1.20 and five gallons of oil
for $1.25.
J.M. Harper, M.D., was a phy-
sician and surgeon in 1929 in
Crawfordville. According to his
letterhead, his office was at his
And then there was an IOU
from the county in 1937 that
"The County of Wakulla is
indebted to Lila Harrell in the
sum of Five and no/100 for and
on account of washing at convict
camp, which will be paid from
the R & B fund of said county
when sufficient funds are avail-
able to the credit of said fund
for that purpose."
Sailors said there is enough
material for four more dis-
plays, which she works on after

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coordination of the registration
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A federal judge will hear oral
arguments this week in the First
Amendment lawsuit filed by
Wakulla Independent Reporter
editor Julia Hanway against the
Florida Election Commission.
Attorney Robert Rivas, work-
ing for the American Civil Liber-
ties Union, filed the lawsuit on
Hanway's behalf after the elec-
tion commission determined
that the Independent Reporter
was not a newspaper, but an
"electioneering communica-
The lawsuit claims the elec-
tion commission is infringing
on Hanway's Free Speech and
Free Press rights in the First
At the hearing set at the fed-
eral courthouse in Tallahassee,
Rivas will be asking U.S. District
Judge Robert Hinkle to grant a
summary judgment to Hanway
and the Independent Reporter.
What is being contested is a
determination by the election
commission that, in October
2004, just before the November
election, the Independent Re-
porter was mailed out to postal
Among its stories, the paper
urged voters to reject Maxie
Lawhon and Mike Stewart's bids
for re-election to the Wakulla
County Commission. That first
issue contained no masthead
or other indication of who was

behind the publication.
In November 2004, a com-
plaint was filed by Walter Wurst-
er, a retired businessman, who
claimed the publication was an
electioneering communication
that had failed to register, file a
report of expenditures, and have
required disclaimers.
Another issue was published
in January 2005, identifying
Hanway as the editor and her
company, MicroType Graphics,
as the publisher and claiming
support from the Sid Torbit Me-
morial Fund, which was created
that same month.
Another issue was printed
in May 2005, and then Hanway
claimed she was intimidated
into not publishing again while
the elections commission inves-
tigation was under way.
The election commission
found that the Independent Re-
porter was not published at reg-
ular intervals like a newspaper,
did not have a range of general
interest news or editorials, and
contained no advertising.
In August 2005, the elections
commission determined that
Independent Reporter was not
a newspaper and had violated
election law, but determined
the violation was not willful and
dismissed the case.
After the federal lawsuit was
filed by Hanway in September
2006, she again began publish-
ing the Independent Reporter.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

S hool

School District Honored

Wakulla County was hon-
ored as one of 57 districts to
receive District Accreditation
by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Council
on Accreditation and School
Improvement (SACS CASI) at the
SACS CASI 2006 Annual confer-
ence in December.
The Wakulla School District
also was the fourth school dis-
si-"gi ,trict in Florida and is one of the
first 100 systems in the nation
to achieve this distinction as a
Quality School System.
SACS CASI honored these 57
districts at a luncheon and at its
General Assembly during the
Wakulla Schools .success-
fully hosted their first Quality
Assurance Review for District
Accreditation last September.
District Accreditation is a pro-
cess designed to recognize
school systems that embrace
improving student learning as a
systemic process. This achieve-
ment recognizes the quality of
voluntarily attended the Peer Tutoring sessions education afforded the students
were rewarded recently with pizza and soft in Wakulla through the leader-
drinks from Wakulla High's School Improve- ship of the superintendent and
ment team. school board, the dedication

and service of the professional
staff, and the support of the
"This is further evidence of
the tradition of excellence in
the Wakulla School System,"
Miller said. "Achieving District
Accreditation is a huge mile-
stone for Wakulla."
Founded in 1895, SACS CASI
is a voluntary, nongovernmen-
tal agency that is an accredita-
tion division of AdvancED, the
world's largest accreditation,

school improvement, and re-
search agency representing over
23,000 schools in 20 states and
65 countries.
Accreditation is a process of
helping institutions improve
through ongoing self-assess-
ment against quality standards,
rigorous on-site evaluation by
peers, and a continuous com-
mitment to providing quality
education programs that are
aimed at improving student


Pre-K Efforts


Wakulla County School Dis-
trict kindergarten students
ranked third in the state among
their peers in the state's as-
sessment of their readiness for
The Florida Kindergarten
Readiness Screener (FLKRS) is
made up of two different assess-
ments, one of which is the Early
Childhood Observation System
(ECHOS). This observational
instrument is used to monitor
skills, knowledge and behaviors
a student demonstrates or needs
to develop..
Ninety-three percent of Wakul-
la County's kindergarteners
showed a readiness for school
on the ECHOS assessment.
"I believe that this is in part a
tribute to our accredited Pre-Kin-
dergarten programs at Wakulla
Educational Center and at Sop-
choppy Educational Center,"
noted Superintendent David
Miller. "Many of our children are
screened and helped at an early
age before formal kindergarten.
We believe that the earlier we
can help a child be on par with
his other peers, the better."
Wakulla also participates in a
free partial-day Voluntary Pre-K
program during the school year
at both sites, and runs a free full-
day Voluntary Pre-K during the
summer before students enter
The school districts that
ranked above Wakulla County
were Jackson and Gulf in a tie for
first and Holmes in second. The
state average was 86 percent.

Interior Design
Anna Clayton-Hall of Craw-
fordville had entered The Art
Institute of Charlotte as a first-
quarter student majoring in
Interior Design.
Anna is the daughter of Sha-
ron Hall and Danny Clayton,
both of Crawfordville. She gradu-
ated from Wakulla High School
and Florida State University.
Winter quarter began Jan. 8 at
The Art Institute of Charlotte.
Scholarship Available
For Disabled Students
Wakulla County children
may be eligible to participate in
the John M. McKay Scholarship
for Students with Disabilities
Program for the 2007-08 school
year. More than 15,000 Florida
students are participating in this
program, which allows parents to
request a different public school
within the district, request a pub-
lic school in an adjacent district
or receive a scholarship for your
child to attend a participating
private school.
For information, call the Par-
ent Choice Information Hotline
at 1-800-447-1636 or visit the Web
site at www.floridaschoolchoice.
org and select McKay Scholar-
ship option.


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A team of Riversprings Middle School students competed in MATHCOUNTS.

RMS 'Mathletes'Show Skills

A team of "Mathletes" from
Riverspings Middle School
competed at the Annual MATH-
COUNTS Competition on Satur-
day, Feb. 3, in Tallahassee.
Adam Evans, Josh Hawkins,
Kristie Hodges, Alina McCullers,
Emily McCullers, Alex Stewart,
Brandon Wagner and Jacob
Ward competed at the Big Bend
Chapter Florida Engineering
Society's 2007 Competition.
This year's event was held at
the FAMU-FSU College of Engi-
Riversprings competed

against 12 other middle schools,
all from Leon County, with a
total of 105 students in the
The day-long event kicked
off with morning registration,
welcome and opening remarks
and then moved right into
three morning sessions, which
included a Sprint Round, Target
Round and a Team Round.
All of the teams then broke
for lunch and were treated
to pizza, chips, soda and cook-
The afternoon session proved

to be exciting and included a Ci-
pher Match, Countdown Round
and an Awards Ceremony.
The RMS team's coaches
were teachers Angie Williams
and John Kane, who worked
with the students after school
during the school year and
accompanied them to the com-
Riversprings placed fourth
in the Cipher Match out of 13
schools. Jacob Ward was the
high scorer for Riversprings
Middle School, followed by
Brandon Wagner.

Monday: President's Day
Tuesday: Salisbury steak,
mashed potatoes, green peas,
biscuit, pear cup, milk.
Wednesday: Chicken fingers,
macaroni & cheese, tossed sal-
ad, cornbread, banana, milk.
Thursday: Pizza, carrot
sticks, whole kernel corn, jel-
lo, milk.
Friday: Chili con came, cin-
namon roll, saltine crackers,
orange wedges, milk


Monday: President's Day
Tuesday: Chicken tenders,
mashed potatoes, seasoned tur-
nip greens, cornbread, vanilla
pudding w/whipped topping,
Wednesday: Spaghetti & meat
sauce, steamed broccoli, school
made roll, peach cup, milk.
Thursday: Pizza, whole kernel
corn, tossed salad w/saltines,
juice bar, milk.
Friday: Chili con came, cin-
namon roll, saltine crackers,
orange, milk.

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Administrators David Miller, Beth Mims and Beth
O'Donnell display the district's plaque.


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Page 2B-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007


H ~Ie ^;:- 'Step Up, Florida'

P promotes Active,

.A te. Healthy Lifestyle

Mr. And Mrs. Randy Paul Deason

Summer King

Marries Deason

Summer Mariah King of
Mysterious Waters, Crawford-
ville, and Randy Paul Deason of
Kingsport, Tenn., were married
on Oct. 31 in Asheville, N.C.
The bride is the daughter of
Stacie Phillips and Mac King of
.Mysterious Waters. The groom
is the son of the late W.W.
Deason and Hazel S. Deason,
formerly of Kingsport.
The bride was Salutatorian of
the Wakulla High School Class
of 1996 and graduated Summa
Cum Laude from Florida A&M
University in Tallahassee in 2001

with a degree in Occupational
The groom graduated from
the University of Tennessee
in Knoxville with a degree in
Psychology and graduated Cum
Laude from Walters State Com-
munity College in Morristown,
Tenn., as a Physical Therapy
Following a honeymoon in
Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple
is residing in Brunswick, Ga.,
where they are both working
with the Brooks Health Sys-

Amber Cudihy

Is Wed To Boutwell

Amber Cudihy of Crawford-
ville and Nick Boutwell of Craw-
fordville were married on Dec.
9 at Wakulla Springs State Park.
Jerry Edwards performed the
The bride is the daughter of
Linda Cudihy of Crawfordville
and Thomas Cudihy of Macon,
Ga. The groom is the son of
Clint and Brenda Boutwell of
The maid of honor was Mer-
edith Lawrence of Crawfordville.
The bridesmaids were Ginger
Cudihy, sister of the bride, and
Robin Grix, both of Crawford-

ville, and Tammi Aiola of Mari-
etta, Ga., cousin of the bride.
The flower girl was Lee Rose
Koza of Marietta, cousin of the
bride. The ring bearer was Bran-
don Cudihy of Marietta, nephew
of the bride. The best man was
Clint Boutwell of Crawford-
ville, father of the groom. The
groomsmen were Robby Miller,
Randal Waltman and Chris
Wells, all of Crawfordville.
A reception was held at the
Wakulla Springs Lodge and the
couple took a honeymoon trip
to the Caribbean. They are living
in Crawfordville.

The Wakulla County Health
Department will host events
around the county on Saturday,
Feb. 17, as part of the 2007 "Step
Up, Florida on our way to
healthy living!" statewide cam-
paign, which promotes physical
activity and healthy lifestyles for
Floridians of all abilities.
This is the fourth year the
event will sweep the state to
showcase the variety of unique
local opportunities each county
offers for physical activity.
This year, the Florida Depart-
ment of Health will continue to
promote the goals of "Step Up,
Floridal," by promoting aware-
ness of the importance of daily
physical activity for people of
all abilities and highlighting
local opportunities for physical
Wakulla County Health De-
partment is, "Lighting the Way
to Good Health".
Wakulla County residents
are encouraged to "Step Up and
get 60 a day, the Florida Way,"
said Marlon Hunter, Wakulla
County Health Department ad-
"Wakulla County is excited
to announce a partnership with
the Wakulla County Christian
Coalition on the day's events,"
said Hunter. "The Christian Co-
alition hosts an annual African-
American Heritage Day parade
First Birthdays-

and event in Hudson Park. This
year we will partner with them
to provide physical activity re-
lated information and activities
for community members."
Step Upl Wakulla County
will start at 10 a.m. with a pa-
rade at the corner of Wakulla-Ar-
ran Road and U.S. Highway 319,
(complete with area marching
bands) and end in Hudson
There will be a short program
at 11 a.m. at the Henry Vause
Park Pavilion, where Wakulla
County Commissioner Howard
Kessler will present a procama-
tion, a local youth dance troop
and youth bands will perform,
and residents will have the
chance to participate in a health
fair featuring local physical ac-
tivity opportunities.
On Thursday, Feb. 15, Wakulla
Middle School youths will par-
ticipate in a Principals Challenge
to highlight the importance: of
physical activity, during their
P.E. classes.
Each of Florida's 67 counties
will partake in the month-long
celebration as participants in a
variety of activities.
For more information or to
participate in this event, please
contact Malvena Wilson at the
Wakulla County Health Depart-
ment at Melvena_Wilson@d6h.
state.fl.us or 926-2558, ext.: 160.

Horseman's Association MDA Seeks Volunteers

Holds Horse
The Wakulla County Horse-
man's Association held a horse
show on Saturday, Jan. 13, in
Crawfordville. The organization
held competitions in six classes:
small fry, pee wee, youth, junior,
senior and novice. The associa-
tion also conducts a jackpot com-
petition with cash prizes.
In the small fry class, Nathan
Money won the poles, cones,
arena race, Texas barrels and
cloverleaf barrels competitions.
MaKenzie Crockett placed sec-
ond in all of the competitions
and Hayleigh McMillian placed
third in all of the events.
In the pee wee class, Abigail
Morgan placed first in all of the
events except the cones, which
was won by Worth Johns. Sec-
ond place finishes were record
by Allie Sheffield, Todd Porter
and Morgan Gray. Third place
finishes were recorded by Mor-
gan Gray, Brooke McMillian,
Todd Porter and Allie Sheffield.
Fourth place finishers were
Todd Porter, Abigail Morgan and
Brooke McMillian.
In the youth class, the first
place winners were Alicia Porter
.and Summer Shiver. Summer
Shiver, Alyssa Porter and Alexis
Porter won second place in the
five events. Georgia Posey, Alicia
- Porter, Summer Shiver and Ann
SMunroe placed third. Fourth
place went to Autumn Copping-
er, Georgia Posey, Alexis Snyder
and Lindsey Sheffield.
In the junior class, first place
winners were Terri Jo Shiver,
Erika Wilson, Natalie Sheffield
and Justin Morgan. The second
place winners were Curt Milner,
Natalie Sheffield and Justin
Morgan. In third place were Tori
SThompson, TerriJo Shiver, Justin
SMorgan and Erika Wilson. Nata-
lie Sheffield, Logan Swanson,

Justin Morgan, Curt Milner and
Terri Jo Shiver had fourth place
finishes in various events.
In the senior class; Russell
McMillian and Rayner Taylor
split the first place finishes.
The second place finishers were
Sara Hillier, Jessica Sheppard,
Pam Caya and Russell McMil-
lian. Third place finishes were
recorded by Pam Caya, Russell
McMillian and Jessica Sheppard.
In fourth place were; Rayner Tay-
lor, Pam Caya and Sara Hillier.
In the novice class, first place
finishes were recorded by Au-
tumn Coppinger, Tamara McMil-
lian, Mary Beth McMillian and
Sara Hillier. Brenda Gerrell, Tam-
mie Sanders and Earl Aldridge
finished second in the events.
Tammie Sanders, Mary Beth Mc-
Millian, Sara Hillier, Julie Hough
and Autumn Coppinger recorded
third place finishes. The fourth
place winners included Tamara
McMillian, Autumn Coppinger,
Tammie Sanders, Brenda Gerrell
and Mary Beth McMillian.
In jackpot, Wendy Yarbrogh
won $60, Susan Morgan $36 and
Monica Roberts $24 in the first
group. Tori Thompson won $36,
Justin Morgan $22 and Alexis
Snyder $14 in the second group.
Pam Caya won $24, Curt Milner
$14 and Cathy Lauder $10 in the
third grouping.

The Muscular Dystrophy
Association is searching for
summer camp volunteers who
are looking for a rewarding and
memorable experience. Volun-
teer counselors are needed to
help young people with neuro-
muscular diseases enjoy a fun-
filled MDA summer camp July
6 through July 13, 2007, at Cape
San Blas, in Port St. Joe.
Volunteer counselors must
be at least 16 years old and
able to lift and care for a young
person between the ages of 6
and 21. Each counselor becomes
a companion to a camper with
a neuromuscular disease. Coun-
selors help their campers with
daily activities such as eating,
bathing and dressing, and in
recreational activities such as
arts and crafts, swimming and
horseback riding.
"MDA summer camp is the


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event that our kids think about
year-round," said MDA Regional
Coordinator Lisa Heil. "For one
week out of the year, they get
to be in an environment where
having a neuromuscular disease
is the norm, not the exception.
They have the chance to make
friendships and memories that
will last a lifetime."
At no charge to families,
MDA's summer camp program
serves more than 4,000 campers
nationwide in some 90 week-
long sessions. Last year, over
4,700 volunteers helped make
this all possible.
To obtain a volunteer ap-
plication, call the local MDA
office in Tallahassee at (850)
681-6763, or call (800) 572-1717.
More information about sum-
mer camp volunteers can be
found at www.mdausa.org/


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Taylor R. Anthony
Happy first birthday to Taylor
Renee Anthony on Feb. 6. She
is the daughter of Harris and
Bernice Anthony of Indianapo-
lis, Ind.
Maternal grandparents are
Sammie and Jessena Kilpatrick
and Lawrence and Peggy McMil-
lan, and Dianne Bell, all of Craw-
fordville. Paternal grandparents
are John Anthony of Daytona
Beach and the late Melineaze
Anthony. Maternal great-grand-
parents are the late Samuel and
Pearlie Kilpatrick.

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Legal Notice

CASE NO. 06-302-CA
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Tax
Deed Quiet Title to the following property in
Leon County, Florida:
Ill, as shown by plat of said subdivision of
Record in Plat Book 1, Page 43 of the Public
Records of Wakulla County, Florida
Wakulla County Parcel ID No. 00-00-043-010-
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
PA., Plaintiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomasville
Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida 32309-
S3469, no more than thirty (30) days from the
first publication date of this notice of action,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in.the complaint or petition.
DATED this 22nd day January, 2007.
By: -s- Chris Gibson
Deputy Clerk
(Wakulla County Circuit
Court Seal)
Feb. 1,8, 15, 22, 2007

Legal Notice

CASE NO. 2006-75-FC
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated January 11, 2007 and entered in Case
No. 2006-75-FC of the Circuit Court of the
SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA
County, Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FI-
CIAL FLORIDA, INC.; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day
of February, 2007 the following described prop-
.erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Jan. 11, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: -s-Chris Gibson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal of the Wakulla County
Clerk of the Circuit Court)
Feb. 8,15,2007

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Legal Notice

CASE NO. 07-06-PR
The administration of the estate of HELENA P.
WATKINS, deceased, File Number 07-06-PR, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their claims
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the estate
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is Feb. 15, 2007.
DATED this 8th day of February, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 0338450
35 Rough Cut Road
Smith, Thompson, Shaw & Manausa, P.A.
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
2075 Centre Pointe Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Tel: (850) 402-4100
Fax: (850) 402-1508

Rick Hilburn
Clemons Rutherford and Associates
2027 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Proposals must be responsive to the require-
ments and questions of the Request for
Reservations: Wakulla County Chamber of
Commerce reserves the right to reject any
and all proposals, to negotiate changes in any
new scope of work or services to be provided,
and to otherwise waive any technicalities or
Method of Selection: Proposals will be reviewed
and a short list of recommendations will be
made by the Chamber of Commerce Selection
Committee to the'Nakulla County Chamber of
Commerce on the basis of proposals.
Please respond by including but not limiting your
response to the following:
1. Company name and length of time in
2. Company location (Home and Local
3. Bonding capability and name of bonding
4. Insurance carrier and applicable cover-
5. Description of previous projects
($300,000 or less) experience.
6. Describe previous historic renovation
projects completed by Construction Manager.
7. Provide resume of Project Manager who
would be delegated for this Project.
8. Provide information regarding cost
structure for reimbursable expenses, including
project management, superintendent, OH & P
for company.
9. Present work-on-hand report.
10. Is the Project Manager willing to work
with inmate labor on a limited basis?
11. Is the Construction Manager willing to
lock in his P.M. & superintendent costs at time
of G.M.P.?
Any information required to better explain
the project can be received from the office of
Clemons, Rutherford and Associates.
Feb. 15,22, March 1,2007

The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 15, 2007.
Personal Representative:
James L. Gainey
77 Springwood Boulevard
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-0517
Attorney for Personal
Deirdre A. Farrington
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 488690
2887 Crawfordville Highway Suite 4
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-2173
Telephone: 850/926-2700

Legal Notice

Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage
Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part
IV that Seminole Self Storage will hold a sale
by sealed bid on FEBRUARY 24, 2007 at 10:00
a.m., at 2314 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville,
Florida 32327, of the contents of Mini-Ware-
house containing personal property of:
Before the sale date of FEBRUARY 24, 2007,
the Owners may redeem their property by
payment of the Outstanding Balance and cost
by mailing it to 2314 Crawfordville Hwy., Craw-
fordville, Florida 32327, or by paying in person
at the warehouse location.
Feb. 15, 22, 2007

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Wakulla News

Business Opportunities

Travel Agency, Full Service.

Help Wanted

Caregiver needed for elderly handi-
capped man in Sopchoppy. Hours +
Salary negotiable, light cleaning.

Deisel & Equipment mechanic
needed with tools & transportation.
Roberts Sand Company Call (850)
627-4224. A drug free workplace.

Secretary Specialist OPS (2226)
High School Diploma or it's equiva-
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Help Wanted

Professional firm in
Tallahassee hiring for the
following position:

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The Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners in conjunction with
the Wakulla County United Firefight-
ers Association is seeking qualified
applicant's for full-time and flex-time
firefighter positions. Successful ap-
plicants will perform a variety of fire
and rescue functions including but
not limited to extinguishing fires, en-
tering burning buildings to rescue
trapped occupants, extricating indi-
viduals from wrecked vehicles, main-
taining fire trucks and equipment,
conducting fire hydrant inspections,
developing pre-fire management
plans, assisting with school fire
safety presentations and other re-
lated duties and responsibilities. Will
work under the supervision of a paid
fire chief and will work closely with
volunteer fire chiefs and volunteer
firefighters throughout the county.
Applicants must be eighteen years of
age, graduation from high school or
equivalent, able to pass a medical
physical examination, able to pass
an endurance and agility test, be a
non-user of tobacco products for at
least one-year immediately preced-
ing date of application, possess a
Florida driver's license, possess a
State of Florida Firefighter II certifica-
tion and have at least three years ex-
perience as a paid and/or volunteer
firefighter. Starting salary is $13.50
per hour.
To apply, send a Wakulla County
application to Human Resources,
P.O. B ox 1263, Crawfordville, FL
32326. Applications may be obtained
b visiting our website at www.mywa-
kulla.com or at the County Adminis-
trator's. If you have questions re-
garding qualifications and/or duties
and responsibilities, you may contact
Colleen Skipper at (850)926-0919.
Drug, alcohol and tobacco screening
is required. Veteran's preference will
be given to qualified applicants. Wa-
kulla County is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application closing date is February
Now hiring full or part-time real es-
tate agents. Call Othell Broger at
(850)878-5589. Broger Real Estate
Services, Inc.
Outside sales, restaurant equipment
commission and draw. Also inside
showroom mgr./ sales. Both must be
computer literate. Salary and bene-
fits. (850)984-0236.
Repair Technician needed, will train.
Full time or. Part time. Call
(850)668-4441 or apply in person @
Seminole Construction Supply
1709-D Crawfordville Hwy.
Riverside Cafe in St. Marks now ac-
cepting applications for experienced
short order cooks, preps and serv-
ers. Apply in person.
Sales/inside telephone, nation wide
material handling equipment. Must
be computer literate and mechani-
cally inclined, commission and bene-
fits (850)984-0236.
Service Technician for local Durable
Medical Equipment Co. Full time with
great benefits. Must be able to lift 50
Ibs. Fax confidential resume/applica-
tion to (850)926-9766.
,County School Board is accepting ap-
plications for instructional and non-in-
structional positions for the 2006-07
school year. Interested individuals
please call the job line at 926-0098 to
ear a recorded message regarding
all vacancies OR visit the WCSB web
site: www.wakullaschooldistrict.org to
view all vacancies andold download an
The Wakulla Springs State Lodge is
accepting applications for dining
room servers. Applications are avail-
able at the front desk of the lodge.
For more information please call

Site Work Land Clearing
Rock & Dirt Fish Ponds .

Bush Hog Debiis Removal

Storm Clean-Up
SDriveways Culverts

Licensed & Insured

Call 926-7102

$34,469 annually
Center for Instructional
Closing 2/23/07 at 5 pm

(Morning Shift)
$18,403 annually
Custodial Services
Closing 2/23/07 at 5 pm

(Evenig Shift)
$19,442 annually
Custodial Services
Closing 2/23/07 at 5 pm

(Search continues)
$22,390 annually
Custodial Services
Open until filled

The following vacancies
Are fiscal year contracted

$27,500 $33,500 annually
Closing 2/23/07 at 5pm

$45,000 annually
College Center for
Library Automation
Closing 2/26/07

$55,000 annually
College Center for
Library Automation
Closing 3/12/07

$60,000 annually
College Center for
Library Automation
Closing 3/12/07

$45,000 $49,000 annually
DOT/Law Enforcement
Initiative Grant
Open until filled

Visitthe College's website at
www.tcc.fl.edu for position
details, employment
application, and application
process. For ADA
accommodations notify
Human Resources; (850)
201-8510, fax 201-8489,
TDD 201-8491 or FL Relay
711. Submit mandatory
Tallahassee Community
College employment
application to Human
Resources TCC, 444
Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee,
FL 32304-2895; or email
humres(tcc.fl.edu. Human
Resources hours 8 A.M. 5
P.M., Mon Fri.
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer


Free Estimates
Licensed John Farrell
Air cond. and heating, service and in-
stallation. Free quotes on new
equipment. Trane dealer. We fix all
brands and mobile homes.
926-8999. RA006672.

Maintenance & Service
Gary Limbaugh, 926-5592
FL Lic. #CAC1814304
3232 Crawfordville Highway

Foundations, slabs, driveways, etc.
Stan Poole at 251-0189.

Community Realty

1517 Crawfordville Hwy.
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Fencing. 519-1416.

Now is the best time to have your
sprinkler system evaluated. Call
(850)510-0170 for appointment.
Specializing in repair and service,
residential and commercial, homes
and mobile homes. 24-hour service.
Mark Oliver, ER0015233. 421-3012.
Bushhogging, Boxblading Driveway.
Larry Carter Owner/Operator.
850-925-7931, 850-694-7041. Li-
Backhoe and tractor work, top soil,
fill dirt, gravel & mowing large or
small. Free estimates, 30 years expe-
rience.(850)926-2900 or 933-1118.


specializing in
Accounts Payable/Receivable
Payroll & Sales Tax

C & R Tractor/Backhoe Services,
large tract and residential site clear-
ing rock, dirt, and road base hauling.
call Crandall (850)933-3346.

Cars, Trucks & SUV's
2106 Crawfordville Hwy.

North Pointe Center

Shell Point

Crystal & Leighanne's housekeeping.
(850)926-2193 or (850)210-2449.
Dirt, rock, gravel, sand, etc. Stephen
Driveways, culverts. Stephen
Handy man Own truck & tools,
wood rot & painting. Wakulla area.
Call Bobby at (850)519-6810.

"Tax Time Again?"
I know you don't want to
hear it, but tax time is quickly
approaching again. Hopefully,
you've kept up with your re-
cords so you can maximize your
tax breaks. Here are' a few tips
for real estate. As always, en-
sure that you deduct your mort-
gage interest. If you bought
your home last year, any lender
points are also deductible in full.
However, if you refinanced your
home, you may have to spread
the points deduction over the life
of the loan.



How about vacation property?
If you use the vacation property
for either 10% of the time it is
rented or just 14 days, whichever
time is greater, the property can
be considered an investment.
That means you can record all of
your expenses, from depreciation
to roof replacement. If they ex-
ceed the rental income, you may
be able to deduct a business loss.
If it's a personal property, you
can deduct your expenses from
the rental income, but you can't
go below zero.
When it comes to taking tax
breaks, you need to look at the
whole picture. Always check
with your accountant or the ap-
propriate tax publications for
these or other deductions and
call me for any of your real estate

Susan Council
(850) 251-1468
Broker Associate, RE/MAX Professionals

Panacea at Bridge
Wakulla Station


Florida Coastal
Properties, Inc.

Silver Coast Realty
T. Gaupin, Broker

Get in touch with your coastal side!





WOW What a Deal!
Beautifully maintained and
landscaped 3BR/2BA 1,748
Sq. Ft. DWMH on one acre.
Close to library, schools, and coast.
New Roof, Stucco Walls, Large

Valerie Malik, Realtor
Cell 850-519-3368
Very Spacious 2004 5BR/3BA
Extra Large Kitchen w/island
and endless cabinets, walk-in
closets, stone fireplace, large
"master bath, plus much more
all on one acre across from

95 WOODLAND DRIVE Shed, plus more. 159 P.A. SANDERS ROAD National Forest.
$89,900 $129,900
I, This is a Must See! 2,868 Sq. Ft. Country Living, City

near downtown Crawfordville. Block home features p
Cedar siding, metal roof, large 5 acres, large attached
kitchen, tile, fireplace, pool, paved car carport, and is loca
road, plus more. in a peaceful neighbor
271 AARON 97 BENTON ROAD near downtown Crawf
Call me for details on 1.46 acres located just off Lower Bridge Road AND 2.81 acres in Silver Glen Subdivision,
both are waiting for you to build your dream home!
I also have several Wakulla and Magnolia Garden Lots available, starting at $9.000(.00 with city water available.
Contact me today for more details for any of the above listings, or any other MLS listing active on the market today.
I look forward to working with you!


Home maintenance specialist. Com-
plete maintenance, quality work, a
reasonable price. (850)926-4374,

As $7 Per Week!




Bobby Smith Brandon Strickland Kenny Glover
Loan Officer Loan Officer Loan Officer
hsmiih@bavspringsmorlgage com brandon@bayspringsniortape com kennly@hayspringsmortgage com


(uses 30% less energy for heating/cooling/water heating)


3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling,
open floor plan and 10 year warranty.
Range, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator,
washer & dryer. Lots of extras and storage,
room for garden, boat storage. First Year
Guaranteed Utility Bill Program. $133,000

Stan Derzypolski, RealtorBuilder CBC059419
Three Rivers Inc. 570-4767
Green Homes Construction, Remodeling, Counseling







Your Perfect Partner
for Real Estate!

SATURDAY February 17
FROM 12 P.M. TO 3 P.M.
New Construction with fire-
V S place, on paved roads, fully
landscaped, split plan. One
SI I car garage and separate dining
room. This is a VERY ATTRAC-
TIVE floor plan, and we have
several other homes to choose
from. Many are built and ready to
move into today. Come and take a look at our subdivision today. If
you have a buyer that needs IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY we have
the home. #162981 $166,500
Marsha Hampton 445-1934 S on 319 L on Lower Bridge
Rd. R on Rehwinkle L on Homan Point to homes
Great clean 3BR/2BA 1,552 sq. ft.
brick front home located on 1 acre.
Carpet and all appliances
including washer and dryer.
#155782 $225,000 .
Jeannie Porter CRS,GRI. .
Broker Associate 566-4510

. n Ba 7- 48
D -- -2- 7
Donna Bass 766-4827

Magnificent Laurent
home by Turner 4BR/3BA
2238 SF home located in The
Farm with formal living and
dining room. 2 car garage,
carmine maple cabinets and
upgraded Corina counter tops.
#159167 $307,000

Great home site on Wild-
wood Golf Course. Golf cart
path borders just inside private gated
community. Lot is partially cleared;
extreme rear of property sloped,
would be ideal for a home with a
basement. #161804 $105,000
Lentz Walker 528-3572
Possible Owner Financing.

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated
2650 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
[B 850-926-2994 Phone 850-926-4875 Fax
...... www.coldwellbanker.comn MLS.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007-Page 5B


Commercial, residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service, instal-
lation. All makes and models. Lic.
#RA0062516. 926-3546.
Land clearing. Stephen
Mr. Stump
Quick Service
Cellular: 509-8530
Free Estimates-Affordable Prices
421-7464 or Cell 508-5378
Professional Work-Affordable
Rates-Tree Removal & Trimming
Firewood & Stump Grinding
Fully Insured 421-8104
Pressure Washing
Billy Roddenberry
Residential/Commercial, New Con-
struction. Remodeling. Soft
Wash/Pressure Wash. Licensed and
Insured. Free Estimates. Worker's
Comp. Certified. (850) 519-0416.
We get you approved faster than
anyone else. All credit types wel-
come No Fees, Call 888-588-9242.
Radical Car Care Specializing in
Japanese makes and models and
American models. Call

3l4~ Residential
S[l"i eLicensed
q. w amS Insured
:ft FtSe Reliable
Re-Roofs New Metal Patch
Maurice Herndon
-Over 20 Years Experience
(850) 962-2437
or (850) 528-3487
Lic. #RC0066773
We stock water pumps, electric mo-
tors and parts. Complete installation
and repair services. 962-3051.
(850)528-4824 mobile, (850)
984-1024 after 6 p.m. Decks, hand-
rails, steps, siding, woodrot repair,
int/ext painting, finish trim (base, 1/4
round, shoe molding, chair rail,
crown molding), fire and water dam-

Say You Saw ItIn The

Vision Home Builders, Inc.,
Specializing in custom built homes
and additions. Office: (850) 926-1294
fax: (850) 926-1890 visionhomebuild-
ers@earthlink.net Lic# CBC1254992
Items For Sale

Abundance of bedding, sofas, inte-
rior/exterior doors, windows/screens,
fiberglass shower units and light fix-
tures. Open Tuesday thru Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 940 Shadeville Hwy.
(Hwy. 61), 926-4544.
Mushroom Compost $15 per scoop,
sm. load of field dirt, red mulch, pot-
ting soil, delivery available. Call

Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"
61 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Open Wed.- Fri. 1- 6 p.m.
S Saturday 10 am,- 6 p.m.

Used Furniture Store
4360 Crawfordville Hwy.

Cars i

1994 Saturn SL1, 5 spd, blue, $1000.
Call Jennifer (850)926-3885.
Home Furnishings

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry ta-
ble, 2 arm & side chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in boxes, can de-
liver. Must move,, $799.
NEW QUEEN POSTER bedroom set-
bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night-
stands. $4000 value, must sell
$1500. (850)545-7112.
Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic with warranty.
$150. (850)222-9879.
LEATHER, still wrapped, lifetime war-
ranty, sacrifice $795. (Delivery avail-
able). (850)425-8374.
SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh bed -
BRAND NEW in box, $275.

Building Materials

Pair of Craftsman 1/2 HP garage
doors, top panel light, remote, hard-
ware, all included. $1000. 926-7431.
Misc. for Sale

Log cabin
KOA-type, 12x16, excellent condi-
tion. $7,700 call 556-4441.

Farm Products & Produce

Grain-fed Beef for your freezer. Half
or whole. Cut, wrapped and frozen to
your specifications. $2.69/lb. Raker
Farm (850)926-7561.

AKC Boston Terriers for sale, parents
on premises. Florida health certifi-
cates and 1st vaccinations. Call An-
gela @ (850)926-3223.

CLASSIFIED As Low As $7 Per Week!
Call 926-7102

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Carol Ann
Lic. Real
12,000 sq. ft. Commercial Build-
ing, Hwy. 319, Crawfordville
Hwy., 1-1/4 acres, next to library,
South of Crawfordville, good
highway frontage. Building has
two sides in which to easily op-
erate two businesses, clear span,
great retail space. Only $799,000.
Come See or
Call Carol Ann at
3295 Crawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville, FL
84 Tallahassee St. Carrabelle, FL

Ochlockonee Bay at the Bridge

Mary Shepard Broker/Realtor 528-0226
Alice Ann Swartz Broker/Assoc. 559-8979
Jacque Eubanks Realtor 228-3218
Glenn Eubanks Realtor 228-3217
Donald R. Smith Realtor 984-5477
Alicia Crum Realtor 984-0292
Merle Robb Realtor 508-5524
Tom Maddi Realtor 591-8415
Sandra Maddi 591-8442
Jodi Revell Vacation Rental Mgr. 984-0171

Call us for your Long Term and Vacation Rentals!
3BR/2BA home on Lucy. $825 Mo.
2BR/2.5BA Condo. $950 Mo.
3BR/2BA Mashes Sands, water view. $850 Mo.
2BR/1BA Surf Road animal friendly $700 Mo.
3BR/2BA Gentleman Road, furnished. $1,000 Mo.
2BR/1.5BA Secluded $650 Mo.

Adopt a pet from the shelter:
Aussie mix, beautiful
Dachshund mix, longhaired
Pekingese mixes
Lab mixes
Cocker Spaniel, older
Chihuahua mixes, older
German Shepherd mix
Many other nice mixes. Come and
take a look.
None at this time.

Lot is located on Klickitat
Drive. Property measures 50
x 100, suitable for building or
for a mobile home. Public
water is available to this lot.
Water determination has
already been completed by
Talquin Electric Co. Title is
guaranteed clear.

Adult cats only.
Adoption fees include a deposit for
spaying or neutering and rabies vac-
cination. Come see us at #1 Oak
Street, next to the sheriff's office.
Shelter Hours: Tues. Thurs., 10
a.m.-5p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Sun. and
Mon. (850)926-0890 www.chatofwa-

Purchase now before
the pending increase for
impact fees and septic system
fees become effective.
This lot is priced at
$8,000 or best offer. Seller
will consider all reasonable
offers. For more information,
call Ralph at 850-251-0415.


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Buidable Lot For Sale,

Wakulla Gardens,

Lot 6, Unit 3, Block 22

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Yard Sales


Saturday. March 3
8 A.M. 4 P.M. No Early Birds
519-5128 508-5177

Carport-Yard sale 100 Purify Bay Rd.
Crawfordville-Medart. Exercise bikes,
toys, clothes, misc. 9-4 Fri. & Sat.
Rain or shine.
Garage Sale 46 Hummingbird Ln. in
Ridgeland Place. Lots of furniture &
misc. household stuff. 8 a.m. till it's

Large family yard sale Something
for everyone children/adults. Clothes
new/used, all household item, chairs,
pots/pans, computer parts, tires and
much, much more. 2215 Bloxham
Cutoff Rd. brick house w/ chainlink
fence, look for signs.
Sat. Feb. 17th at 9:00 a.m. 4851
Coastal Hwy. (319) @ Lost Creek
Land Development just past the
Stop-N-Save Too many items to list.
Signs from Hwy 98 & Woodville Hwy.
intersection to 211 Moriah Creek Rd.;
2/17 & 18; 8 a.m 5 p.m. Boat, furni-
ture, clothing, misc. items, and
equipment for construction / diving /
fishing / gardening.
SONG BIRD, culdesac sale Cardinal
Court. Sat. 8-1.
Their trash, your treasure at the Old
Jail Museum Shop, High Drive,
across from Old Wooden Courthouse
Saturday 9 to 1.
Lost and Found

Lost male Boxer, tan & white. Lonnie
Raker & 267 area. (850)926-6446 or
Real Estate, Homes,
What an opportunity Large brick
home with fireplace, in ground pool,
workshop, barn & more on nearly 4
acres with Hig 19 frontage The

front Jered
porch www.homesellersdepotcom patio
porch patio
room, works wallrwal all
at a reduced priceTT7,500
Panacea Mineral springs Several
lots to choose from in fast-growing
coastal area $74.900 each.

Acreage for Lease

For Lease. 7 cleared lots at 98 and
(614)268-7109 or
happycamper9@columbus.rr.com for
Commercial Property for

1,074 sq. ft. Retail Store Front for
Rent in Lewiswood Center, Wood-
ville. Growing area, convenient to
Wakulla and Leon Counties.


$400 a month plus tax
Includes Utilities
Full Kitchen Use
Call Edna at 339-0511



519-5128 508-5177
2 miles South of Courthouse
on Hwy. 319 in Crawfordville
24 Hour Access Video Surveillance

Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,

4t gafttlla tws
(850) 926-7102

A Free Press

Your Key

To Freedom

Mini-warehouse storage units for
lease, very clean, also boat and R.V.
storage, located at 2669 Spring
Creek Hwy., 6 miles north of Shell
Point, call (850)926-1467
Professional space on Crawfordville
Hwy, near Walmart. 1,030 sq. ft.
Available now. Beautiful building. 3
yr. lease $1,287.50 a month, plus
prorated real estate taxes, sales
taxes, security deposit, 1st & last
months. (850)877-9229.
Homes for Sale

3BR/2BA New 1004 sq. ft. $110,000.

By Owner 1515 sq. ft. Completely
renovated with new stainless steel
kitchen appliances, huge master
suite with bath, wooburning fire-
place, screened in back porch on 1
acre lot, fenced back yard, 12x24
utility building $179,500

Gorgeous New 3BR/2BA 1,400 sq. ft.
Home built with insulated concrete
form technology, generator back-up
system, tankless water heater. Walk-
ing distance to 150 ac. Lake Ellen w/
private Boat Ramp. Developer will
pay $5,000 closing cost. 100% fi-
nancing. $159,900 37 John David Dr.
Call (850)443-3300.
Mysterious Waters 41 Eagle Drive.
Custom home, 3 years old 3BR/2BA
on wooded .92 acres. Access to
community boat launch, dock and
park. $279,000. (850)510-3527.
3BR / 2BA
Modular Home (on DOU-
BLE lot), appraises as
site built, split floor plan,
garden tub in master
bath, beveled glass in
entry way, wood storage
shed 36 Shar-mel-Re
Lane $138,900 call
(850)519-7950 to sched-
ule showing.

Houses for Rent

2 BD/1BA $500 month $300 deposit.
161 Hickory Ave. Crawfordville.
(850)528-7295, (850)570-0575.
Logan's Ridge 3BR /2BA New
home, $1100/mo & $1100/dep.
Alligator Point 2BR /1BA home,
$900/mo & $900/dep. Sandy Beach
Properties (850)697-5300.

2BR / 2.5BA townhome on Ochlock-
onee Bay. $800 unfurnished. $900
furnished. No pets/No smoking. Och-
lockonee Bay Realty: (850)984-0001
2BR/1BA Bayview Cottage on Och-
lockonee Bay! Newly remodeled.
$600/month. (850)984-0001.
2BR/2BA furnished home on Alligator
Point. $1300/month. 1 year lease. No
Pets/ No Smoking. Ochlockonee Bay
Realty. (850)984-0001
2BR/2BA on Alligator Point!
$850/month-requires first and last. 1
year lease. Ochlockonee Bay Realty.
No Pets/No Smoking. (850)984-0001
4BR/2BA home in Medart.
$800/month $500/security-requires 1
year lease. No pets / No smoking.
Ochlockonee Bay Realty.
(850)984-0001 www.obrealty.com
Duplex 3BR/2BA in Crawfordville.
Water, appliances included. $850
month, $500 deposit. (850)519-1420,
FOR RENT 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath,
fenced yard. Available Now, $650
month. Call Tami @ (850)556-1396.
For Rent, 2 bedroom 1.5 bath. Great
yard/carport. $750 month Available
now. Call Tami @ (850)556-1396.
Rental Surf Rd. next to boat ramp,
3BR/2BA home. Perfect for room-
mates, Mother-in-law suite down-
stairs. Fenced yard w/pool and serv-
ice included, no smoking, no pets in-
side. $1250.00 a monthlst and last,
security deposit. (850)567-3315 or
(850) 984-3263.
Sparkling, split 3BR/2BA, garage,
fenced, decks $975 mo. + Dep. (s)
Land for Sale

Cheapest 1 acre lot in Lanark. 1/4
mile from the Gulf. $72,000 call
George @ (850)653-7635.
Panacea lots for sale starting at
$29,000 $49,900. Owner financing,
$1000 down. Blocks from the Gulf.
hot-properties.biz (770)654-0111.

Say You Saw t n The

Wakulla News

Developers dream! 20 adjoining lots plus another
8.21 acres, a total of 12.11 acres backs up to National
Forest. Price includes home and garage with attached
work/storage shed. #312 $399,900
Appaloosa Rd Wooded 2.5 acre tract zoned home or
mobile home allowed. #132 $59,900
North Wakulla county on a paved road, you'll find
this 3BR 2 BA manufactured home on 2 acres. #460
Tennesse Walker Rd Well maintained 3BR 2BA
manufactured home on 3.81 acres. #2006 $103,000
Woodland Dr Nice 2BR 2BA mobile home on 1
acres, live in the mobile home while you build your
dream home. #2350 $68,500

Coastal Hwy. 98/Spring Creek Hwy.
(850) 926-8120
Crawfordville (850) 926-8120 akulla Station
(850) 926-9261 [B.. (850) 421-7494
( 9 6. gi

Surplus Trucks, Vehicles & Equipment

Tallahassee: North Florida Fairgrounds

*Dump Trucks & Road Tractors (7) Bucket Trucks
*Cat & Deere Dozers, Loaders, Rollers, Scrapers
*Ford & Deere Farm Tractors *Misc. Equipment
*Sheriff Crown Vics and late model Luminas,
Intrepids, etc. *Numerous Pickups & SUVs
These items are from: Leon Co., Leon Sheriff,
Wakulla Sheriff, Gadsden Co., Hamilton Co.,
Colquitt Co., Talquin Electric, Mitchell EMC,
City of Chattahoochee, Taylor Co. Sheriff


PREVIEW: Friday, Feb. 16 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
TERMS: All items sell AS IS *5% BP
*Cash or Cashier Check okay, others with
bank letter of guarantee only.
800-519-6402 www. irstcoastauction.com


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Picture-perfect 5 ac. is ready for
new home. Private, quiet, fenced w/
mature hardwoods. Ideal for children,
horses. 30 mins. to coast or Capitol;
2 mi. to Crawfordville. Must see.
137K (850)893-0686.
Mobile Homes for Rent

3 BD/2BA Mobile home in Panacea,
nice & private. No. pets, refs. re-
quired. $450 dep. $625 per month.
(850)566-2880 or (850)926-2358.
3BD/2BA, $650 mo. first/last/dep.
Also, single wd. 2BD/1BA MH, ex-
pando living room and bedroom
$550 mo. (850)926-6036.
For rent off Sopchoppy Hwy. 3BR
(+office) 2BA. Call Everett
(850)926-3544, (850)570-0213.

Mobile Homes for Sale

For sale by owner 24x60 doublewide
trailer on two beautiful wooded
acres, $109,000 (850)926-7876.
Rooms for Rent/Room-

Room for rent flex/lease. Separate
entrance on the River in Mysterious
Waters, 75.00 a week.
Weekly Rentals Available,$175-$200
per week, wireless internet, Panacea

Schools and Instruction

Michelle Snow's


Saturday & Sunday 1 4 p.m.

186 Broken Bow

Call Cheryl Swift
for directions

766-3218 lf
IU J -I lJRl

Habitat for Humanity
Shadeville Highway
Open Tues. Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

106 W. 5th Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
222-2166 tel.
222-7102 fax no.

**New Subdivisions**
All subdivisions have under-
ground electric and water.
Walkers Mill $69,900
2 ac. wooded lots, located on
Lower Bridge Road.
Steeplechase $94,900 to
5 ac. wooded tracts. Horse
Sellars Crossing $65,900
1+ ac lots in North Wakulla.

187 Beechwood Drive
Large 3BR/2BA home located
on a county paved road, with a
large workshop nestled on 5.3
beautiful acres. Locatedjust
off the Shadeville Hwy.

Appealing 2-acre
lot located in
Wakulla Forest
Located near
the best of
Wakulla County's
activities & an
easy commute to

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Marsha Hampton

Gorgeous 5 acre tract with paved
road frontage.
This would make a beautiful home
site. Property could possibly be
subdivided. Close to downtown
Crawfordville. Just minutes from
schools, coast, & Tallahassee.


Great Fixer-upper!
3BR/2BA DW lo-
cated on 2.5 secluded
acres with paved road
frontage and beauti-
ful hardwoods. Con-
veniently located
close to schools,
shopping, coast, and
Tallahassee. Shown
by appointment only.


Call Donna

**63 Mohave Rd.**
Ranch Style 3BR/2BA
Home located in
Wakulla County.
1268 Sq. Ft. with an
adjoining lot. Master BR
has 2 closets with an over-
sized tile shower in Master
BA. Kitchen appliances
and blinds included.
Builder will pay $1,500 on
closing costs. $139,900.

w ,.coldwellbanker.com


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926-8245 3119-B Crawfordville Hwy.
Crawfordville, FL



850-926-2994 Phone 850-926-4875 Fax
2140 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
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