Title: Wakulla news
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Title: Wakulla news
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Language: English
Creator: Wakulla news
Publisher: George R. Langford-Ben Watkins
Place of Publication: Crawfordville Fla
Publication Date: July 12, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Wakulla -- Crawfordville
United States -- Florida -- Wakulla -- Panacea
Coordinates: 30.176111 x -84.375278 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 74, no. 1 (Jan. 2, 1969)-
General Note: Published at: Panacea, Fla., Sept. 2, 1976-Sept. 4, 1980.
General Note: Editor: William M. Phillips, <1978>.
General Note: Publisher: Marjorie Phillips, <1978>.
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County tax

rolls jump

$106 million

Growth slows to about

half of last year's rate

St. Marks to Sopchoppy...
From fireworks off the shore at St. Marks to a very Red, White and Blue parade at Sopchoppy to burgers on the grill in backyards
all over Wakulla County residents and visitors alike celebrated all things American during the Fourth of July holiday. Photographer
Linda Terranova provided us with the image of the St. Marks fireworks used at the top of the page. Wakulla News graphic artist Eric
Stanton caught the Ameris Bank staff and families having a good time in the Sopchoppy parade. For more turn to page lB.

Dr. Doolittle and staff

Chris Beatty and FWMA care for Wakulla's critters

If it's a mammal and lives in Florida,
chances are you can find it at Chris Beatty's
Beatty is the guiding force behind the
Florida Wild Mammal Association (FWMA),
a not for profit wildlife rehabilitation
center, founded in 1994 and located on
a: six acre parcel off Edgar Poole Road in
A walk past the many cages and rehabili-
tation habitats reveals that Beatty is truly
the Doctor Doolittle of Wakulla County.

At left, Chris Beatty with Doofy, a res-
cued pelican. Above Gill Hepple with an
injured swallowtail kite.

Animals spot her coming and they come
for attention.
Beatty and her husband, Mike, are joined
by a core group of staff and volunteers who
help her serve Wakulla County wildlife in
their time of need. Despite all of her com-
passion and the support of her staff, she
needs more help.
Please see FWMA to Page 14A

k lackmar@thewakullanews.net
State lawmakers worked
overtime to create tax cuts for
Florida property owners during
the 2007 regular session as well
,as in a specialsession in June.
But Wakulla 'County Com-
missioners won't 'have to worry
about having a lack of tax rev-
enue in 2007-2008 following the
submission of the preliminary
tax roll from Property Appraiser
Donnie Sparkman to the Florida
Department of Revenue (DOR).
Sparkman and his staff submit-
ted the tax roll to the state on
June 25.
Sparkman said tax growth
in Wakulla County has slowed
slightly but should not have
any impact on local govern-
mental budgets until at least
The overall county tax roll
jumped more than $106 million
from $1,423,348,586 to a new
total of $1,529,640,553.
Last year the tax roll in-
creased $204 million worth of
taxable value over the 2005 tax
roll. The 2004 to 2005 jump was
$364 million which included an
administrative order from the
state to review assessment eq-
uity across the county. In 2005,
the tax roll crossed the billion
dollar mark for the first time.
Sparkman said the state DOR
completed an in depth study
of commercial property values
this year. On some years state
officials conduct an in depth
study of residential values to
make sure the assessments are
fair and equitable.
The Wakulla County School
Board's taxable value increased
from $1,371,523,210 last year to
$1,570,944, 902 this year. The
county commission's taxable
value is $1.529 billion. The
county commission has less tax
money to work with than the
school board because the school
board does not recognize the
senior citizen exemptions the
county commission does.

The county's tangible per-
sonal property value increased
from $117,527,705 last year to
$122,532,781 this year. Tangible
personal property includes
furnishings, fixtures and equip-
ment within the business.
Tangible personal property
has climbed from $100 million
to $122 million in the past six
New construction accounted
for $87,737,052 of the tax roll
in 2007 up from $85,285,181 in
2006. In 2004, new construction
accounted for only $41.9 million
of the tax roll.
The tax roll increase will
not necessarily translate into
large tax increases for prop-
erty owners with Homestead
Exemptions. Those parcels are
protected by Amendment 10.
Their tax increases will be small.
Homestead property should see /
increases of 3.;to/3 1/2 percent,
while non-Homestead proper-
ties could see small decreases,
said Sparkman.
Real estate and commercial
growth is flattening out and real
estate asking prices are starting
to come down, he noted.
Wakulla County has one
incorporated community, St.
Marks, that charges ad valorem
taxes to city residents.
St. Marks' taxable value for
operating millages increased
from $39,790348 in 2006 to
$39,955,057 or an increase of
$164,709. Tangible person,
al property increased from
$2,317603 in 2006 to $3,380,368
in 2007.
Sparkman said the coastal
community is not experienc-
ing much growth, but there
are plans to change that with
new development plans within
the city.
The addition of Wal-Mart in:
Crawfordville helped the county.
tax roll as structural, land and
tangible personal property is
now fully included on the roll;
Wal-Mart opened in June 2006.
The taxable values are deter-
Please see TAXES on Page 14A *

A Cal Ripken
The 2007 Wakulla age 12 and under all-star team
triumphed at the North Florida State Baseball Tourna-
ment in Live Oak, held from July 5 through July 8.
A Wakulla went undefeated, outscoring the opponents
by a 51-2 margin. With a tournament record of 4-0,
Wakulla earned a berth to represent North Florida in
A the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Tournament begin-
ning July 20 in Grand Bay, Ala. The regional winner
will advance to the Little League World Series in Van
Buren, Ark.
Riversprings Middle School Principal and team
r parent Dod Walker said the state title was a first
for Wakulla County players in the age 12 and under
bracket. "We're the first team in the history of Wakulla
County," he said. "It's a big deal."
e Wakulla opened the tournament with a four inning
t 14-0 victory against Julington Creek. The second game
t was a victory against Normandy, a four inning shutout
t. with Wakulla scoring 13 unanswered funs.
The third game was a showdown between the only
other undefeated team, MAA (Mandarin), resulting in a
14-1 victory for Wakulla. The championship game was
played on Saturday against Bradford County. Wakulla
took the state championship with an extraordinary
display of athleticism and poise, winning 10-1.
The players are Jeffery Barnes, Jack Battle, Lance
0 Barwick, Dalton Dugger, Jay Estes, Tyler Kreps, Brandon
Nichols, Bryan Nichols, Colton Pelt, Michael Sarvis,
Jacob Walker and Jake Walke. "They displayed an ex-

Stars wins state title!

The Wakulla Cal Ripken Age 12 and Under Baseball All-Stars Display Their Winning Trophies in
Live Oak
traordinary display of talent and dedication," according six day regional tournament. Anyone interested in
to the coaching staff. The coaches are Bobbie Dugger, becoming a regional tournament sponsor, may contact
Randy Barnes, and James Estes. Bobbie Dugger at 566-0831 to make a donation. All
In order to offset the coaches, players, and parents community support is greatly appreciated.
travel expenses, the team needs to raise $8,000 for the

This Week
Almanac .................... Page 11
Church Page 4A
Classifieds.............Page B2
Comment & Opinion Page 2A
Outdoors................Page 10
People Page 1B
School Page 6A
Sheriff's Report........ Page 12
Sports Page 9A
Week In Wakulla....... Page 3A

Next Week
On a quiet summer.
afternoon, Leo Lovel
and sons, Ben and Clay
reminisced about the
family experience tha
began 30 years ago a
Spring Creek Restaurant

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Page 2A-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007

Comment & Opinion

Established in Wakulla County in 1895

My View

Your Views

Let me introduce myself. I'm
Ron Isbell, the newest employee
at The Wakulla News. You'll find
me here doing just a little bit of
everything from making coffee
to cleaning the bathroom (I did
that my third day on the job) to
selling ads to writing this col-
umn. Mostly my job here is just
to help others do their jobs.
As the new publisher, I'll be
picking up where Ira left off. Ira
has gone back to the world of
sports journalism, specifically
keeping all those Seminole fans
abreast of developments on the
gridiron and court (basketball
and circuit). As the former editor
of The Osceola he liked the idea
of returning to the sports news-
paper and its powerful website,
this time as The Osceola's gen-
eral manager.
If you noticed, I wrote this
column under the heading "A
minority of one." The column
will appear from time to time,
probably with no degree of regu-
1arity, but whenever the mood
and time coincide. Don't expect
any revelations here, nor much
insight into anything except my
e*dwn head. As a "minority of one"
rI'm not about to tell you what
4to think, how to vote or who to
listen to. Those are your choices
ito make. I hope only to add a
thought or two or a chuckle to
your life.
o Let me get the bad news
about myself out of the way. I'm
Ma Yankee. Born in Illinois and
spent the first 49 years of my
Life there. To quote that famous
erican Larry the Cable Guy...I
,apologize for that right thare.
I can't help where I was born,
4but be assured that I got to The
South as soon as I could.
Let me also explain that even
though I was born in Illinois I
have a momma who is as South-
ern as magnolias and Moon
Pies. Her roots were in Arkansas.
Believe-you-me I was one Yankee
iwho knew we were going to
S have fried chicken, turnip greens
and sweeq tea.on the table., .
And miiy Dad was Southern
enough to find a Southern girl
;to marry, vven if he did find her
in Illinois.
I ride a motorcycle (so does
,my wife, Wendy). I've been
,known to drown a few worms
Nnow and again. And I'd be a
ffarmer to this very day if it
were possible to make a living
"doing it.
I'm a small town. guy. My
high school class had 42 stu-

Ron Isbell, Publisher

dents (and we were one of the
largest classes at the time). My
hometown had about 300 people
living there, and most of them
were family. The county I grew
up in has about half the popula-
tion of Wakulla County. Except
for a couple of years in Knoxville,
Tenn. I've never lived in a town
with more than 7,500 people.
And I like it that way.
That's one reason I was drawn
to Crawfordville. It's a lot like the
other small towns I've enjoyed
living in throughout my life. I
know I'm going to like it hcre,.
The other is this newspaper.
I wanted to be a part of it. It's
good. Not all small town news-
papers are. The Phillips family
nurtured a philosophy among
its staff members that they were
here to serve the community,
and not the other way around.
They understand that and work
hard and professionally to make
sure The Wakulla News is both
good and good for its commu-
Wendy and I are the parents
of five children, four of which
have followed us to the South.
We have five grandchildren.
Brette, the oldest, is 13, going
on 30. She's a model (thank
goodness she got her looks from
her Granny). Her brother Eli is a
six-year-old bulldozer who can
hold his own with their bull-
dogs. Bryton's a very thoughtful
11-year-old who likes baseball
and soccer and knows more
about computers than I ever will.
Jordyn is either a little angel or
devil, depending on the day, al-
though her brother insists she's
just pure evil. And Hannah's
angelic face shines while the
Wi'Helt inside her head spin in
a frenzy.
Wendy and I are in the pro-
cess of moving and settling in.
We'll be living near the Wakulla
River so she can help keep an
eye on the manatees.
I really looking forward to
getting out and meeting as many
of you as I can. But please, stop
by if you have the chance and
say "Hi."

Just Fruits Nursery
doesn't use treated

Editor, The News:

A recent article in The
Wakulla News mentioned Just
Fruits Nursery as having been
identified as a potential con-
sumer of treated wastewater.
We wish to clarify that we
have never been contacted
by anyone, from either the
county or The Wakulla News,
regarding this matter.
We also want to assure
our neighbors and customers
that we have no plans to use
treated sewer system waste-
water on our nursery.

Brandy Cowley-Gilbert
Ted Cowley-Gilbert
Owners: Just Fruits
& Exotics, Medart

Editor's Note: The con-
sultant for Wakulla County,
Eutaw Utilies, identified
potential customers for treated
wastewater in Medart includ-
ing the two public schools,
nurseries and Wildwood
Country Club.

threatens tarpon

Editor, The News:
To tarpon enthusiasts,
sports fishermen and conser-
vationists, we and the tarpon
need your help.
Hurley Booth, a Tallahassee
developer who bought Bayside
Marina on Ochlockonee Bay,
has an ambitious plan to build
a hotel and expanded marina
complex. The trouble is, the
existing marina lacks pub-
lic parking, so he has asked
Wakulla County's government
to support him in turning the
land surrounding a critical tar-
pon habitat into a public boat
ramp and parking lot.
The land surrounding Otter
Creek rise, where hundreds of
juvenile tarpon congregate, is
owned and protected by the
St. Marks National Wildlife
Each year little tarpon
congregate there and warm
themselves in the 45 foot
deep spring that boils to the
surface on low tide. The area
has such an abundance of
these glittering silver fish
with their fierce red eyes that
it was named "Tarpon Shores"
on the old subdivision maps.
"I've never been in there
in the colder months that
you don't see any," said Dr.

Bernie Sloan, former dean of
the University of Alabama and
local tarpon fisherman. "Often
it's 50 or more tarpon, any-
where from a foot to two or
three feet. They put on a show
for you, there is so much bait
fish there for them, they are
difficult to catch. In the whole
time I've been fishing, I've
only caught two."
Even though it's illegal,
mullet fishermen from Pana-
cea have fished there forever.
Local legend has it that one
gill netter snuck in there,
struck his net and threw
firecrackers to get the mullet
to run into it. He spent the
rest of the night pulling little
tarpon, out of the webbing.
How then can Hurley Booth
convince the Refuge to turn
such a valuable piece of land
into a parking lot? He has
a creative plan to trade with
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service for an emergent sand
bar located 20 miles away
in the Gulf of Mexico called
Lanark Reef, which he bought
from the state for $300 years
ago. Most of this sandbar is
covered by marsh grass with
a spit of high land where salt
bushes grow and the piping
plover and other migratory
waterfowl nest along with
diamond back terrapins.
Amazingly, the Franklin
County Commission granted
Mr. Booth four septic tank
permits to build houses on
top of this speck of salt marsh
located a mile offshore. He
has been trying to sell it to
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice ever since.
Because of its wildlife
value, some factions of the
Refuge have expressed inter-
est in the island, but they've
never been able to agree on
a deal. The island isn't worth
much, since it's surrounded by
sea grass beds that are largely
protected under Florida law, is
barely-emergent and floods on
high tide. Even with Franklin
County gra'iting him permis-
sion to build houses on it, the
chances of developing it are
Nevertheless Hurley Booth
is proceeding. For his deal
to go through, he needs the
support of the Wakulla County
Commission and already has
at least one commissioner
trying to seek a compromise
with environmentalists that
will allow him to turn refuge
land into a public parking lot
and boat ramp. No setback
line will protect these elusive
creatures from the noise and
bustle of a public boat ramp
and the stormwater runoff
from a parking lot. But Hurley
Booth has strong political con-

nections in Tallahassee and
Washington so those juvenile
tarpon need you help and
Please write to H. Dale
Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, and copy
James Burnett, Manager of the
St.Marks National Wildlife Ref-
uge, Mel Martinez and others.
Their addresses follow: H.
Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, 1849 C
Washington, DC 20510;
James Burnett, Manager, St.
Marks National Wildlife Ref-
uge, P.O. Box 68, St. Marks, FI
32355; Senator Mel Martinez
(Rep.)United States Senate,
Hart 317 Senate Office Build-
ing, Washington, DC 20510;
or Senator Bill Nelson (Dem)
United States Senate,
716 Senate Hart Office
Building, Washington, DC

Jack Rudloe,

Why the gun
in civilization?

Editor, The Newss
Human beings only have
two ways to deal with one
another: reason and force.
If you want me to do
something for you, you have a
choice of either convincing me
via argument, or force me to
do your bidding under threat
of force. Every human interac-
tion falls into one of those
two categories, without excep-
tion. Reason or force, that's it.
In a truly moral and
civilized society, people
exclusively interact through
persuasion. Force has no place
as a valid method of social
interaction, and the only thing
that removes force from the
menu is the personal firearm,
as paradoxical as it may sound
to some.
When I carry a gun, you
cannot deal with me by force.
You have to use reason and
try to persuade me, because
I have a way to negate your
threat or employment of force.
The gun is the only per-
sonal weapon that puts a
100-pound woman on equal
footing with a 220-pound
mugger, a 75-year old retiree
on equal footing with a 19-
year old gang banger, and a
single gay guy on equal foot-
ing with a carload of drunk
guys with baseball bats. The
gun removes the disparity
in physical strength, size, or
numbers between a potential
attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people
who consider the gun as the -
source of bad force equa-
tions. These are the people
who think that we'd be more
civilized if all guns were
removed from society, because
a firearm makes it easier for a
[armed] mugger to do his job'.
That, of course, is only true if
the mugger's potential victims
are mostly disarmed either by
choice or by legislative fiat-it.
has no validity when most of -
a mugger's potential marks are
People who argue for
the banning of arms ask for.
automatic rule by the young,
the strong, and the many, and
that's the exact opposite of .-
a civilized society. A mugger,,
even an armed one, can only
make a successful living in a-.
society where the state has-
granted him a force monopoly.
Then there's the argument
that the gun makes confronta-
tions lethal that otherwise "
would only result in injury.' :-
This argument is fallacious in'-
several ways. Without guns
involved, confrontations are
won by the physically superior
party inflicting overwhelming
injury on the loser. People
who think that fists, bats, ,
sticks, or stones don't con-
stitute lethal force watch too
much TV, where people take,
beatings and come out of it
with a bloody lip at worst. The.
fact that the gun makes lethal,
force easier works solely in'
favor of the weaker defender,
not the stronger attacker. If
both are armed, the field is
The gun is the only weap6dn
that's as lethal in the hands '
of an octogenarian as it is in
the hands of a weight lifter. It
simply wouldn't work as well
as a force equalizer if it wasn't
both lethal and easily employ-'
able. ,
When I carry a gun, I don't
do so because I am looking for
a fight, but because I'mn lobk-,
ing to be left alone. The gun -
at my side means that I can-
not be forced, only persuaded.
I don't carry it because I'm '
afraid, but because it enables
me to be unafraid. It doesn't
limit the actions of those
who would interact with me
through reason, only the ac-'
tions of those who would do
so by force.
It removes force from the
equation...and that's why car-
rying a gun is a civilized act. .

Major Alan Lamarche
Former Range Master
Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy
Shell Point

An anniversary to celebrate


he Wahkulla ertus
The Wakulla News (USPS 644-640) is published weekly at
3i19 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327.
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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Wakulla
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Richard Ruis, Shawn Ridley, Jamie Ridley & Carla Ruis

Editor, The News:
On July 7, we celebrated the fourth anniversary of Richard
Ruis' liver transplant which occurred in 2003. It was a very difficult
time for the entire family, but prayer and love got us through and
continue to carry us over all the rough patches.
Richard has been blessed in every way and he has stayed
strong and tried to make the best of everything. Even when we
weren't sure if he would make it, his meanness shined through
and we knew he would be okay!!
Richard, we love you more than anything and look forward to
many more years to come.
Jamie Ridley, Carla, Shawn, Richard, Robin, Eric, and the
Beard family, Crawfordville

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007-Page 3A

Panacea teen dies in car wreck

An 18-year-old Panacea man was killed
and a Crawfordville teenager was injured
in a one vehicle accident on Bottoms Road
in Panacea Saturday, July 7, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Caleb Tyler Dandridge of Panacea died
at 7:07 p.m. 1.2 miles east of U.S. Highway
98. Dwayne Nell, Clark, 18, suffered minor
injuries in the accident.
FHP officials said Dandridge was travel-
ing north on Bottoms Road in a 1996 Ford
Explorer when he lost control of the vehicle

on a right hand curve. The Ford rotated
clockwise and entered the east shoulder of
Bottoms Road. The right tire of the vehicle
dig down into the soft shoulder which
caused the vehicle to overturn.
While the vehicle was overturning,
Dandridge and Clark were ejected from
the vehicle which came to final rest on the
east shoulder of the road facing west, FHP
officials said.
FHP Corporal Brandon S. Overstreet
served as both the crash and homicide
investigator and his investigation contin-

ues. Dandridge was taken to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital where he was pro-
nounced dead. Clark was taken from the
scene by family members. Seatbelts were
not in use at the time of the accident, FHP
officials said.
FHP was assisted by the Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office and WCSO Chaplain Unit,
Wakulla EMS, the Panacea Volunteer Fire
Department and the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission.
The Dandridge vehicle suffered $20,000
worth of damage in the crash.

Crawfordville woman saved from drowning

: A 79-year-old Crawfordville woman was
saved from possible drowning at 5 p.m.
Friday, July 6 thanks to the fast action of
two members of the Residential Elevators
Frances Powell of Crawfordville was in a
canoe with her two daughters, Carol Luke of
Crawfordville and Donna Kayden of Aurora,
Colo., when the trio asked to be pulled by
boaters Bobby Boeneke and Eric Sharkey of
Residential Elevators.
Luke said she was holding a tow rope
that was connected to their pontoon boat
when it tightened on her hand. She added

that she could not release the rope and it
capsized the canoe with her mother and
The canoe rental trip on the Wakulla
River looked like it may turn fatal when
Powell was unable to get out from beneath
the capsized canoe. When Luke could not
find her mother, Boeneke and Sharkey
jumped into the water and pulled the el-
derly woman to safety, said Luke.
Luke estimated that her mother was
stuck under the canoe for 10 minutes. The
two men helped the non-swimmer get
water out of her lungs and transported her

back to the safety of the landing. She did
not require hospitalization.
"I want to commend the two fellows
for their efforts," said Luke. "I don't think
she would be alive without them. It was
a very traumatic situation. They showed
great heroism."
Powell had a life preserver with her in
the boat, but had taken it off due to the
extreme summer heat.
Luke said she has learned her lesson
never to attempt a tow from a vessel if you
are in a canoe,

Fire victims' bodies are identified

Thursday, July 12, 2007
BOOK NOOK, for children in grades K-5, will be held at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek in
Panacea at noon.
"IT'S SHOWTIMEl" the library's Summer Reading Program, will
feature the Kaleidoscope Storytellers with puppets, poetry and
creative dramatics at the public library at 6:30 p.m.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noon.
ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION meets at city hall in St. Marks
at 7:30 p.m.
VFW BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WOMEN OF THE MOOSE meet at the lodge in Panacea Plaza
at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13, 2007
AA meets at the American Legion Building next to the Women's
Club in Crawfordville with an open meeting at 8 p.m. There are
also open meetings Sunday at 6 p.m., Monday for women at 6 p.m.,
and Wednesday at 8 p.m.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the senior
center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
Saturday, July 14, 2007
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at Ameris Bank in Craw-
fordville at 10 a.m.
FLOTILLA 13 will hold its monthly meeting at the Shell Point
Auxiliary Station at 7 p.m. The business meeting will be followed
by a potluck supper,
GARAGE SALE AND CAR WASH will be held at First Baptist
Church of Crawfordville from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will go
towards youth projects.
OLD JAIL MUSEUM will be open selling thrift shop and histori-
cal society items to benefit renovation of the museum from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Monday, July 16, 2007
COUNTY COMMISSION meets in the commission boardroom
at 6 p.m. A workshop of economic development will be held at
See WEEK on Page 6

DNA results came back from
the crime lab last week confirm-
ing the identities of the men
who died in a trailer fire back
in March.
Chris Miller, 24, and Justin
Sims, 20, died in a mobile home
fife south of Crawfordville, on
March 29. The home belonged
to Miller's uncle, Jeff Miller.
'After weeks of waiting, the
families were told last week by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office that the bodies had been
positively identified through
DNA testing.
.There is no indication of foul
play in the deaths, according to
the sheriff's office. The cause of
the .fire remains undetermined,
according to the state Fire
Marshal's office.
The wait had reached the
straining point for the families,
who were told that the DNA
testing would take a couple of
weeks for the FDLE lab. After
months without word and frus-
trated with waiting, the families
contacted Congressman Allen
Boyd's office to ask for help.
"Ninety-nine days and 10
hours later," said William Den-

mark, a family friend who knew
both youth men.
The two men had been out
that night and Sims' girlfriend,
Carrie Brazier, had given them
a ride around 10:30 p.m. to the
mobile home on Woodland
Drive. A neighbor reported
seeing a campfire in the yard
around 11 p.m., but the sheriff's
office said it appeared to be in
a contained fire pit and was not
believed to be the cause of the
trailer fire.
The two men retired that
night to beds on either end of
the trailer, When the fire started
in the mobile home, the men
slept through it, and the cause
of death is believed to have
been smoke inhalation based
on the fact that ashes were
found in the lungs.
But the bodies were severely
burned to the point where
they could not be positively
identified. The families weren't
sure which of the two was in
what bedroom in the mobile
home, and DNA testing was the
only reliable way to find out
who was who.
The two had met only about
six weeks earlier, through Den-

mark, and shared an interest
in nature as well as musical
tastes. Both were also strug-
gling to find their place in the
world. Sims had been doing
construction work, though
most recently he had a job as
a clerk in a convenience store.
Miller had a young son, Lincoln,
and had been working for his
father, Randy Miller, in the
family flooring business until
he walked out after one of his
occasional spats with his dad.
According to Brazier, the two
were talking that night about
working, with Chris telling Jus-
tin he was pretty sure he could
get him a job putting down
The two crashed at the trailer,
since Chris' uncle Jeff was in jail
on a violation of probation.
On Tuesday, July 3, the Miller
family got the news over the
On Thursday, July 5, know-
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the Sims family went to the
sheriff's office to hear it in
For Justin's father, Tom Sims,
having the confirmation that
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The Sims have planned a
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Caleb Dandridge
Caleb "Tyler" Dandridge, 18,
OF Panacea died Saturday, July
7 in Panacea.
The funeral service was held
SWednesday, July 11 at Panacea
Full Gospel Church in Panacea
with burial at Panacea Cem-
An electrician in the con-
struction industry, he moved
to Wakulla County from Spring-
field, S.C. He had lived in Wakul-
la County since 1996. He loved
to fish, airboat and go mud
bogging. He was of the Baptist
Survivors include his parents,
Jody and Jewel Ann Dandridge
of Panacea; two brothers, Shaun
Dandridge and Matthew Dan-
-dridge, both of Panacea; a sister,
.'Stephanie Dandridge of Panacea;
S-his godparents, Tim and Loredda
' Williams of Panacea; his mater-
nal grandparents, Arlene and the
late L.C. Hallman, Jr. of Spring-
field, S.C.; his paternal grand-
parents, Hazel and the late John
F. Dandridge of Williston, S.C.;
his maternal great-grandmother,
Jewel Hallman, of Anderson, S.C.;
a future nephew, Steven Tyler
Dandridge; and many aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Richard L. Frye
Richard L. Frye, 63, of Craw-
fordville died Sunday, July 1 in
No funeral services have been
announced. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the
American Cancer Society or Big
Bend Hospice.
A native of Mobile, Ala., he
was born on Aug. 13, 1943 and
lived in Crawfordville since 1981.
He was self-employed in the
janitorial construction cleaning
business. The family thanked
local hospice, Dr. Sheedy's office
in Tallahassee and friends and
neighbors for their care.
Survivors include his wife
of 33 years, Janet Frye of Craw-
fordville; a daughter, Cynthia
Hager and husband Michael of
SCrawfordville; a son, David Den-
mark of Crawfordville; and two
grandchildren, Corey Hager and
Cassie Hager.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Van T. Greene, Sr.
Van T. Greene, Sr., 72, of Tal-
lahassee died Saturday, July 7.
A graveside service was held
Tuesday, July 10 at Greene Cem-
etery in Crawfordville.
He was the former owner and
o.-perator of Van's Restaurant.
Survivors include a son, Van
7T. Greene, Jr. of Tallahassee; a
daughter and son-in-law, Van-
: essa and Hank Hall of Tallahas-
see; his former wife, Mattie

St. Elizabeth -
Ann Seton
Catholic Churo
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
L 926-1797

s pi ru'r Christian Center
A Wordof Faith Church

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

Sadberry Greene of Tallahassee;
three grandchildren, Jake Hall,
Brooke Hall and Jett Hall, all
of Tallahassee; two brothers,
Thomas Greene, Jr. of Marianna
and Harlan Greene of Crawford-
ville; and two sisters, Willow
Greene Ladd of Crawfordville
and Martha Greene Connell of
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home in Quincy was in charge
of the arrangements.

Catherine M. Hays
Catherine Martin Hays, 89, of
Tallahassee died Sunday, July 1.
The service was held Friday,
July 6 at Immanuel Baptist
Church with burial at Pine Crest
Cemetery in Sebring. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Youth Group,
First Baptist Church of Wakulla
Station, 945 Woodville Highway,
Crawfordville, FL 32327.
A native of Early County, Ga.,
she was a longtime resident of
Tallahassee. She was a home-
maker who retired after 23 years
of service with the office of
Ledley Brown, D.D.S. She was
a member of Immanuel Baptist
Church and an active member of
the Bea Lambert Sunday School
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Mary Petee of Erie, Colo.,
Sue Martin of Thomasville,
Ga., and William Martin and
wife Kay of Monticello; seven
grandchildren, Enrigue Scott,
Danny Petee and wife Sandy,
Ashley Morgan, Julie Wallis and
husband Jay, Whit Morgan and
wife Tracie, Erin Morgan, Jason
Martin and wife Jennifer; and
seven great-grandchildren, Jona-
than Wallis, Hampton Morgan,
Haley Morgan, Hannah Morgan,
Jared Martin, Tyler Martin and
Maia Petee.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee was
in charge of the arrangements.

Randy G. Hunt, Sr..
Randy G. Hunt, Sr., 57, of
Crawfordville died Sunday, July
8 in Crawfordville.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, July 11 graveside at
St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Med-
art. Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Heart

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
\. -/

United Methodist Church
S 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

Preibyt ria t
3383 Coastal Hwy.
1/3rd mile east of Wakulla High School
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Worship Services
10:45 a.m. Children's Sunday School
Nursery Provided

(Us i
Dr. NaUnc Forinah, Pastor
Where Heart ead ^WWd 9aa i d.

Association, 2851 Remington
Green, Suite C, Tallahassee, FL
A resident of Crawfordville for
15 years, he moved to the area
from Dallas, Ga. He was a self-
employed carpet installer.
Survivors include his wife of
39 years, Linda Hunt of Craw-
fordville; a son, Randy Hunt, Jr.
and wife Michelle of Dallas, Ga.;
a daughter, Lisa Craze of Craw-
fordville; a brother, Gary Hunt of
Ohio; two sisters, Marcia Brake
of Alaska and Julie Williams
of Indiana; four grandchildren,
Lindsey Hunt, Zach Hunt, Kyle
Craze and Kristin Craze; and
other family members.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Gladys L. Kittrell
Gladys Lee Kittrell, 85, of Tal-
lahassee died Wednesday, July 4
in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, July 7 at Crawfordville
First Baptist Church with burial
at Arran Cemetery in Crawford-
A native of Westville, she had
been a resident of Crawfordville
since 1958. She was a member of
the Crawfordville First Baptist
Church and Keep Wakulla Coun-
ty Beautiful, Crawfordville First
Baptist Young at Heart Church
Club, Senior Citizens Center and
the Gleamers Sunday School.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three
daughters, Margaret Ann Co-
chran of Tallahassee, Judy Kay
Sheldon and husband Jerry of
Blackshear, Ga. and Alice Fay
Carroll and husband Franklin of
Woodville; a son, Floyd Lee Kit-
trell and wife Donna Hurt Kittrell
of Jeffersonville, Ind.; a brother,
Grady Buford Hewett of West-
ville; seven grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

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

Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
Daniel Cooksey
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Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship.................... 11 a.m.
Evening Worship.................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service..........7....7 p.m.
& Youth Service 7 p.m.
Royal Rangers 7 p.m.
Missionettes 7 p.m.

("'11BAprisi CIhiURcliI

3086 Crawfordville Hwy.
(South of the Courthouse)
Church Office: 926-7896
(youth) www.crosstraining.org

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

Church News



Providence Christian Acad-
emy, a ministry of Providence
Bible Church, has received inter-
national recognition for academ-
ic excellence for the fourth year
in a row. The educational chal-
lenge of the twenty-first century
haS motivated the Providence
staff to uphold their standard of
excellence that has again earned
them "quality status."
Using the individualized Bi-
ble-based curriculum of Acceler-
ated Christian Education (ACE),
the school focuses on Christian
character training and outstand-
ing academic accomplishments
by its students. This year, the
average student's grade in all
subject areas was 93.88 percent,
the highest annual average
yet. Many students completed
more than one year of standard
academic expectations, and four
students completed 1 1/2 years,
allowing them to advance to the
next grade level during the third
PCA enjoys a high teacher-to-
pupil ratio that ensures quality
instruction in a caring family-
style environment. The school
stresses individualized instruc-
tion and traditional values.
Diagnostic testing provides for
proper placement to insure that
each child begins learning at the
precise level from which he is
ready to progress.
The school is unique in that
students are required to com-
plete all pages of a book before
advancing to the next book. If a
student scores below 80 percent
on a test about that book, they
are privately tutored until they
are able to pass a retest. As a
result, students are motivated to
work quickly and independently
not only to pass each test the
first time, but also to receive
Honor Merit Dollars which they

may spend in the "Honor Merit
PCA has openings in grades
K through 12 for the 2007-2008
academic year. Three kinds of
scholarships are available to
those who qualify and enroll in
the summer.
Pastor Earl Decahnt said,
"Come visit the school, examine
the curriculum, and enroll your
child. The school is located on a
beautiful five-acre campus at 710
Shadeville Road, just two mile
northeast of the Wakulla County
Courthouse. Look for a white
vinyl fence. Call 926-2456 or 926-
1326 for more information."


is planned
First Baptist Church of Craw-
fordville will host a church-wide
garage sale and car wash on
Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m.
to noon. The sale will be held
behind the church in the CLC
building, out of the elements of
nature, so come enjoy yourself
and shop rain or shine
Proceeds will help fund youth
projects planned throughout
the summer. FBCC has been
blessed with growth in its youth
ministry in the past year. They
invite everyone to support this
area by getting your car washed
and shopping for some great

Church youth

week set
youth week will be held at
panacea congregational holiness
church from july 16 through july
20 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. the
program is open to youths ages 3
to 18. the speaker will be brother
wesley ard as he gets youths
"fired up about jesus." for more
information, call rose lashley at

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

stat rtett '4empleton .
(850) 984-0127 Trinity
_ -=: Lutheran
Sopchoppy Church of Wakulla County
U united Hwy.98, Across from WHS
UmtedCU Web site:
Methodist TrinityLutheranofWakulla.com
/ L Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
C iurch Worship 10:00 a.m.
y School 9:45 a.m. Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
oi S : a.m Pastor Les Kimball
worshipp I I a.m. Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557
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Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ochlockonee & Arran Road 'Come Grow With Us' www.crawfordville.unmc.org

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The Claims of the Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?

Were Gospels left out of the New Testament?
Was the Gospel changed in transmission?
Was Jesus married? What really happened?

These and other questions will be addressed by Rev. Ken
Valardi at Ivan Assembly of God on Ivan Church Road in
Crawfordville on Sunday, June 22 at both the 11:00 AM and
6:00 PM services.
Rev. Ken Valardi has been a minister on staff with Chi Alpha
Christian Fellowship at Florida State University for the past
four years. Prior to this, he pastored churches in New England
for nine years. He is also a Chaplain (Captain) in the U.S. Air
Force Reserve.

Revival will

be held
Blessed Hope of the Living
God Ministry, 243 Lower Bridge
Road in Crawfordville, will host
a Holy Ghost Revival July 11
through July 13 at 7:30 p.m. A
baptism will follow the revival
on Sunday, July 15 at 8 a.m. at
the Wakulla River. The pastor is
Grady Harper.

Youth gathering at
Backwoods Pizza
A countywide youth gather-
ing will be held Sunday, July 29
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Back-
woods Bistro and the Sopchoppy
United Methodist Church Youth
Backwoods Bistro,106 Munic-
ipal Avenue, in Downtown Sop-
choppy, will host the Restoration
Life Praise Band from Tallahas-
see from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pizza
and sodas will be available.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
volleyball, pool and air hockey
will be offered at the Sopchoppy
UMC Youth Lighthouse.
For more information, -call
Winky Jenkins-Rice at 962-3394
or 294-9601.

Lutheran group to
Faith Lutheran Church will be
hosting a worship service and
Bible class on Sunday, July 15
at 6 p.m. at the Wakulla County
Public Library. The group is
also conducting a small group
Bible study starting July 18.The
Bible study will be conducted
for four consecutive Wednesday
evenings. The public is invited
to attend these worship oppor-
tunities. For more information,
contact Pastor John Gensmer
at Faith Lutheran Church, (850)

"Where everybody is somebody in His body."
Sunday School.............. 9:30 alm.
Morning Worship ............10:30 a:m.
Evening Worship...........7....7 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ......... 6:45 p.m.
Pastor Gary Tucker
926-3217 J

Saint Teresa
S Episcopal
Y Church
1255 Rehwinkel Rd. :
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US98
Sunday School
Holy Eucharist 8:30 am
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Reverend John Spicer
k 926-4288 ,

Hwy 319 Medart,
Office 926-5265
\Early Worship 8:30 a.m'
Sunday School 9:45 a.m;
| Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Youth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.in.

Our Mission is: Loving God and Loving Others
through Worship, Ministry and Service.
Operating like a family; strong in the Word of God, warm di
inviting. Powerful ministries for strengthening our families.
Reaching Children, Youth, Adults and Seniors for Jesus.
We will look forward to seeing you this Lord's Day.

117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy

Sunday School 9:45 A
Church Office MOrningI WWSlMp11AM
962-7822 Evening Worship 6 PM

Wednesday 7 PM Prayer Meeting, '-&JN
Youth & Children's Programs

Randy Anderson, Minister of Music
Vicki Anderson, Youth Director
Jerry Evans, Mike Crouch, Bernie Kemp Musicians

/Jf*coVeoc te l 2Il l42e c



THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007-Page 5A


Everyone has a story to
tell, but Kevin Story's beauti-
ful complex arrangement with
the green accompaniment, will
stay with you. The floral beau-
''"ties, along with his singing
are wonderful. Go by Heartfelt
SDesign and hear a sample of
his singing and see his work.
The deliveries, with balloons,
Swill definitely say "give me your
hand" or "I love you." Go by and
you won't leave empty handed.
Good luck, Kevin, may the wind
always be at your back.

A Buckhorn Community Cen-
ter fundraiser will be held on
',2Saturday, July 14 from 10:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. A fish dinner sale
"and fellowship time will be held.
'A donation for dinner will be $5.
"You do not want to miss this oc-
casion. Come out and meet your
-family, friends, and community
'-. Last week while visiting fam-
_ily in South Carolina we had a
<-chance to visit one of the historic

Hi neighbors. I hope that
'she who shall remain name-
less" is happy now. It must be
getting up into the 100s every
;day now. She can finally pack
away her longjohns. But, if it
happens to rain or something,
she can always keep them
close by.
Listen up people. If you hap-
pen to see Kathleen Causey out
in her yard doing cartwheels it's
",,because she now has her first
great-grandchild. His name is
.Wenston Wayne Edens and he
weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.
X'.lrs.Causey's daughter, Loretta,
is the proud grandmother. Wen-
s.ton and his mom, Amanda are
,doing great and his dad, Wayne
.'s still bragging.
Neighbors, Alex Hobbs fi-
i-ally did it. He broke his leg
Staying to unhook his car from
..the motorhome and fell over
the tow bar. He had a temporary
cast put on in Georgia until Gail
-and David went up and brought
Alex and Ms. Gazzie back home
to St. Marks. He is having to
St4y in a wheelchair right now
an, is not a happy camper.
If they could just dip him in
| .that fountain of youth that they
j efuse to tell me about, I believe
'he could be up and about in
-r -.

By Anne Estes

We have all heard of bats
in the belfry, however Mike
and Connie Jett of Hungry
Point in Panacea do not have a
belfry, only an attic. However,
the attic is loaded with bats.
Anyone needing or wanting
any amount, feel free to call on

By Ethel Skipper

towns, Edge Field, S.C. It was a,
good trip with family members
Glenda, Archie, and Willie.
St. John P.B. Church will cel-
ebrate its church anniversary this

By Linda Walker

no time. Just hang in there Mr.
Alex, this too shall pass.
Neighbors, please be careful
driving here in town. Sailboat
owner Carl Alden of Shell Island
was seen directing traffic on
Shell Island Road so a small al-
ligator could decide which way
it wanted to go. How about put-
ting a leash on it next time?
Congratulations to Linda
Davis for having her very own
special angel in her front gar-
den. It lights up at night. Ride
up to Highway 98 and take a
look. There are lots of us who
believe in angels. Miracles hap-
pen all the time. Did you get
out of bed today? For some of
us that was a miracle.
You better be on the lookout
for two prissy senior citizens
tooling around town, going to
Crawfordville and other places.
Margaret Pelt and Jewel Frank-
lin have been burning up the
roads with new hairdos and a
spring in their step.
We need to wish these spe-
cial people happy birthday even


Connie or Mike, the bats are
absolutely free!
Butch Truxell and Janice
Martina my cousins, from
Apalachicola, were united in
holy matrimony on May 14,
in Bristol. Congratulations to
you both. I have always loved
Janice, she is a lady of many
talents. She is a master chef,
a very talented beautician, a
devoted mother, and wife to my
late cousin Dennis "Squeaky"
Martina. Lots of happiness and
may the wind always be at you

week. On Sunday, Macedonia
Church will be on program at 11
a.m. You are welcome to fellow-
ship with us. The host pastor is
Elder Raymond Sanders.
Our prayers, and concerns go
out to those who are in need of
some special things, or desires
as well as to the sick, shut-in,
those in the prisons, hospitals,
and nursing homes.
We would like to wish a belat-
ed birthday to Mother Rosa Scott

if it is late; Mary Ward and
Michelle Mansfield on July 2,
Allen, Lynn and Norma Folks
on the July 3, Newell Ladd and
Dale Carraway on July 4, Jeff
Humphries and Sheree Bevis on
July 13, Gene Cutchin on July 14
and I know Glen Roberts is this
week, but I don't have the day.
A very special happy anni-
versary to Alethea and Everett
Roberts on July 7. See miracles
do happen!
On our prayer list this week
please remember Thelma Mur-
phy, Jim Ward, Eddie Ward,
Nettie, Junior and Gordon
Strickland, Newell Ladd, Alice
Knowles, Jett Harper, Benita
Triplett and her family, Jer-
elene Howard, Nancy Nichols,
and all of our soldiers fighting
overseas. Pray for our families,
our town, our country and pray
for peace.
I want to say hello to my spe-
cial friend Rhonda in Georgia
and tell Kathy it was so great to
run into you the other day.
If any of you have news
you want to share with others,
please call me at 925-0234 or

Let us move now to the
magic of hands, Les Brown's
hands. They create magic on
homes, both old and new,
from Alligator Point to Wakulla
County. The most interesting
thing about him is he builds
steps, going from the rear of
the house, to enable the owner
to have access to boat slips. He
does it without disturbing the
wetlands. That, to me, is awe-
some magic.

on July 1. A belated Anniversary
to Eddie L and Ethel Brannen.
Happy Birthday wishes to a
very special granddaughter on
July 18. Enjoy your anniversary
as you celebrate, Mr. and Mrs.
Gary Clary, Sr.
The Countywide Choir Union
will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m.
at Skipper Temple Church of
Christ at 165 Surf Rd. in Sopchop-
py. Everyone is welcome. The
host pastor is Ethel Skipper.

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Progress Energy funds training for Wakulla science teacher

Ann Kennedy, Wakulla High School science
teacher, was selected by Superintendent of
Schools David Miller to attend a unique training
opportunity made possible by a $25,000 grant from
the Progress Energy Foundation,
The timing of the training was critically im-
portant because, in 2006/2007, student FCAT
science scores became tied to school grades for
the first time.
The Progress Energy Foundation grant made
it possible for Kennedy and eight other science
teachers from Progress Energy served small and
rural North Florida school districts to attend the
55th Annual National Science Teachers Associa-
tion Conference which was held March 29 to April
1 in St. Louis, Mo. The event offered eight day-long
pre-conference institutes and more than 1,200
concurrent sessions from which to choose.
< Post conference and back in the classroom,
Kennedy said, "The sessions were informative and
often fun, such as when we floated down the Mis-
sissippi River in an 18 foot aluminum boat waiting
for the broken propeller to be replaced.
. We were also shown the physics of baseball
while eating peanuts and cracker jacks, made
robots, and learned how to adapt 'cookbook' labs
into inquiry labs.

We had the opportunity to interact with in-
teresting people and learn what is going on in
science classrooms throughout the country. And
lastly, we had the chance to practice methods to
use in order to help our students learn better.
Overall it was a great adventure."
Paula Lovett Waller, Panhandle Area Educa-
tion Consortium Executive Director, and Brenda
Crouch, a consultant in PAEC's FloridaLearns Acad-
emy received the check from the Progress Energy
Foundation on behalf of Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla,
Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Liberty, Gadsden and
Hamilton school districts.
"Giving back to the communities we serve is
one of Progress Energy's core beliefs," said Larry
Watson, community relations manager for Prog-
ress Energy.
"We understand the importance of our educa-
tional systems to the local communities through-
out our service territory. We are pleased to provide
this opportunity to enhance science education."
Crouch, who wrote the grant to obtain fund-
ing, said "The timing of this unique professional
development opportunity was critically important
as FCAT Science scores became tied to school
grades. Professional development of the caliber
experienced by grant participants at this national

conference is costly and our districts simply can-
not afford to send teachers."
Waller said to Watson as she accepted the
check, "I want you to understand that you are giv-
ing $1, and our districts and PAEC will be matching
this with almost $3."
Participating districts paid for the cost of travel
associated with conference planning and post-
conference activities, as well as for substitute
teachers during the conference and post-confer-
ence activities.
"The teachers were expected to develop lesson
plans based on what they learned at the confer-
ence and provide leadership at the district level,
thus ensuring their new knowledge was shared
with other science teachers and transferred into
the classroom," Waller added.
The project called for the Florida Education
Channel (FEC) to tape teachers presenting lessons
for broadcast and the FloridaLearns Academy to
develop a Website where the lesson plans and
video segments are available nationally. FEC is
broadcast nationwide by DISH Network on 9418.
PAEC is a regional educational service agency
owned and governed by its member school
districts: Calhoun, FSU Schools, Inc., Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty,

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Wakulla High School teacher Ann Kennedy
Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washinrg-

Robert L. Ash, Jr.

Ash honored by
Leon schools
Robert L. Ash, Jr. was recently
;named as the Leon County
!School District's 2006-2007 Flor-
,ida School Related Employee of
'the Year. He is employed by the
ILeon County District Transporta-
tion Department.
* Ash is the son of Robert and
Doll Ash, Sr. of Sopchoppy and
Kathleen and Pete Arnett of Fort

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This Week
Continued from Page 3
COUNTY COMMISSION meets in the commission boardroom
at 6 p.m. A workshop of economic development will be held at
5 p.m.
SCHOOL BOARD meets in the school administration building
at 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
BOOK BABIES, for infants and toddlers, will be held at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
NA meets at Joanna Johnson's office on Crawfordville Highway
at 7 p.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea Plaza
at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY OUTING, part of the summer library program, will a
"Picnic in the Park" at Myron B. Hodge City Park in Sopchoppy at
2:30 p.m. To register, call the public library at 926-7145.
YOGA CLASSES will be held at the Crawfordville Women's
Club at 6:30 p.m. To register, contact Della Parker-Hanson at
Wednesday, July 11, 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 be held at the senior citizens center
at 10:30 a.m.
TEEN MOVIE MATINEE will .be held at the public library at
2:30 p.m.


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teacher takes
'walk in the

Shadeville Elementary School
teacher Julia Parker went for a
three-day walk in the woods at
the 2007 Florida Forestry Teach-
ers' Tour in Fernandina Beach
June 19 through June 22.
While visiting a research
forest, a privately-owned tree
farm, a paper mill, a saw mill
and a chemical lab that manu-
factures frangrances from tree
by-products, Parker and 43 other
teachers from across the state
learned firsthand the value of
forestry in Florida.
The Florida Forestry Teach-
ers' Tour showed the educators
that the key to responsible
forestry is sustainability. They

saw all aspects of forestry prac-
tices, from the planting and
growing processes, to the mills
and finally to the end products.
Learning that more than 5,000
products are made from trees,
the teachers saw how chemical
by-products from the paper-
making process are used in
products like soap, fabrics and
even food. They learned how
the industry works hard to see
that no part of a tree goes to
"I'll never look at a tree the
way I used to," commented
Helene Yaller, a middle school
science teacher from Bradenton.
The Florida Forestry Teach-
ers' Tour is sponsored by the
Florida Forestry Association and
the Florida Division of Forestry.
It is an annual event designed
to give teachers an insider's
view on forestry so they can
share the knowledge with their

Party for Dr.
Andrea Carter
The COAST Charter School
will host an appreciation party
for Dr. Andrea Carter on Thurs-
day, July 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. at Backwoods Bistro, 106
Municipal Avenue in Downtown
Sopchoppy, 962-2220.
Guests are invited to order
from the menu. Dessert will be
provided. Those attending the
party are asked to bring any spe-
cial photos or mementos to put
in scrapbook for Andrea.
Dr. Carter, one of the original
COAST board of directors, is re-
tiring this year. School officials
have also invited two other
original board members, Anne
Thurmond and Debbie Reich;
Backwoods Bistro is located
in Downtown Sopchoppy near
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007-Page 74


-- Tara Kieser joins Wakulla Bank,

Sas mortgage loan originator

Cook Insurance employees and friends cut ribbon in new Crawfordville location

Insurance agency

opens in Crawfordville

Cook Insurance Agency, Inc,
a Gulf State Community Bank
Company, recently opened a
new office in Crawfordville. The
business is located inside the
GSCB building, but there are
plans to build office space on
the bank site.
Mary Wallace, Vice- President,
is the agent in the office. The
main office is located in Apala-
chicola and a second office is
located in Carrabelle. A staff of

nine services the three offices,
often interchangeably, because
of technology that allows cli-
ent's records to be transferred
seamlessly. Additionally, policy
records are kept on a server in
Texas and can be transferred to
another server in Washington
state in the event of multiple
catastrophic events.
Cook Insurance Agency is
94 years old, having started
in 1913 by John H. Cook. The

staff of insurance agency strives
to make service their most
important product. Insurance
in this ever-changing market
can be very confusing to prop-
erty owners. Good relationships
with underwriters and brokers
have kept markets open for the
agency and clients benefit from
competitive markets, company
officials said.

TMH announces new spine surgery to treat

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

The Tallahassee Memorial
NeuroScience Center has an-
nounced a new spine surgery
procedure designed to replace
the traditional method of spinal
fusion surgery to treat individu-
als with Degenerative Disc Dis-
ease (DDD).
The procedure, called the Pro-
Disc-L Total Disc Replacement,
removes an unhealthy disc in the
spine and replaces it with an im-
plant made of chrome metal and
plastic. This implant uses a ball
and socket design to preserve
motion in the treated disc area.
TMH is the first hospital in the
state to perform this innovative
surgery. In typical spine fusion
surgery, the pain-generating disc
is removed and replaced with
plates, rods and screws. Bone
is often taken from the hip for
grafting onto the spine.
The segment of the spine
where the disc was removed
is immobilized which can put
stress and wear on other areas
of the vertebrae. "As a neuro-
surgeon, I am always interested
in new technologies that will
increase the quality of life for
my patients and more effectively
treat their spinal disorders,"
said Dr. Albert Lee, a board
certified neurosurgeon of the
Tallahassee Neurological Clinic
who currently performs the Pro-
Disc-L Total Disc Replacement
procedure. "The ProDisc-L Total
Disc Replacement is a cutting
edge approach to spinal sur-
gery. It does not require a bone
graft or fusion, thus preserving
normal motion across the disc

joint. This absorbs pressure,
distributes load, and reduces
degeneration of nearby spinal
levels. Additionally, patients
experience reduced pain and
healing time."
DDD is a condition that can
occur when discs in the verte-
brae no longer function normally
because of wear or from being
injured. This can cause pain that
can limit an individual's ability
to perform daily activities. Sur-
gery is an option for DDD and
may provide relief. Tallahassee
Memorial is a state-designated
stroke, brain and spinal cord
injury center.

The NeuroScience Center is
also a clearinghouse of infor-
mation and a referral source for
injuries and conditions affect-
ing the brain and nervous sys-
tem. Services include diagnosis,
screenings and treatment for
memory disorders, post-stroke
rehabilitation and-Parkinson's
disease, as well as patient access
to clinical trials, neuropsycho-
logical evaluation, psychosocial
counseling, voice therapy, adult
day care and support groups.
For more information about
the Tallahassee Memorial Neu-
roScience Center, please call 431-
5037 or visit www.tmh.org.

/The "Dog Days of Summer" are here!\

I bet you would like to spend those hot afternoons on a
covered porch or in a nice air conditioned family room
with a friend (maybe me!). The Wakulla Animal Shelter
has many puppies like me (Hound mix) and other mix
bieed dogs and cats.
If yo:iui are interested in
S. spen.rdin g time r ithi a
V 1:pet that i&(ulld be 'our

*n-'eids shadJ and lots of
fr h ind i lfe-u-in this t arm
\call the A tr al h elter.

.. 'Thank .-,,,


Tara Kieser

Crawfordville native Tara Kie-
ser recently joined Wakulla Bank

Bill Pettis has joined Ameris
Bank as a Mortgage Banker in
Crawfordville. David Buckridge,
Bank President for Ameris Bank,,
announced recently that Pettis
has joined the bank.
"I am pleased that Bill has
joined our team," said Buckridge.
"His knowledge and experience
with the real estate market will
enable us to differentiate our
bank from other community
banks throughout the area. Bill
possesses the talent to deliver
on Ameris Bank's unique style
of community banking in Craw-
Pettis, a native of Wakulla
County and graduate of Wakulla
High School, is a Staff Sergeant
with Honorable Discharge from
the U.S. Air Force and veteran of
Desert Storm. He has more than
12 years of real estate experi-
ence, and has previously served
as Vice President of Nationwide

as a mortgage loan originator,
responsible for handling client
real estate financing needs in
new- and existing-construction
home markets.
Kieser is a Wakulla Coun-
ty Board of Realtors member,
serves as vice president of the
Miss Wakulla County Scholar-
ship Pageant Committee and
is a Wakulla County American
Cancer Society Relay for Life
committee member. She has a
bachelor's degree in communica-
tions from Florida State Univer-
sity and previously worked in
real estate banking and the title
insurance industry.
She attends Crawfordville
United Methodist Church, and
lives in Crawfordville with her
husband Desmond and daugh-
ter Elli.
"Tara Kieser is an excellent
addition to the Wakulla Bank
team," said Wakulla Bank Presi-

Appraisals and Title Manage-
ment Company, where he also
was a Mortgage Broker. Pettis
specializes in FHA and First Time
Home Buyer Programs.

dent and CEO Walter C. Dodson,
Jr. "We are pleased to expand
our customer-service base, and
are certain that our clients will
benefit greatly from her financial
knowledge and real-estate indus-
try experience."
Keiser will handle a variety of
real estate products:
construction loans with
permanent fixed financing
New home purchases
First-time home buyers
Rural housing up to 100.
percent financing
FHA, VA and Community,
loans with limited down .
payment options
Refinances and renovation
Fixed-rate mortgages
Construction loans
conversions to permanent
fixed-rate loans

"I am very excited to be a
part of Ameris Bank as we serve
the mortgage customers in the
Crawfordville market," Pettis

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And gang members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Automotive Fluids,
Pesticides, Pool Chemicals, Cleaners, Flourescent Lamps, Acids,
Drain Cleaner, Spray Cans, Computer Parts
(and other punk pollutants)

If you find these villains hiding out in your home,
round them up and bring them in.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Small businesses must register in advance
Call 926-0830
Saturday, July 21 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
Panacea Womans Club
Small Business 1 p.m. 2 p.m.
Not accepted: explosives, biohazardous or radioactive materials


Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Wakulla County Beautiful!
For more information, please call 926-3153 or 926-0830.
This service coordinated by Wakulla County Solid Waste,
Jefferson County Solid Waste and Keep Wakulla County Beautiful,
Wakulla County Commissioners and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office






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Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007

It's SHOWTIME at library

Amanda Lynn Perkins and Will Michael Jones

Amanda Perkins, Will

Jones to wed July 21

Carol Perkins of Tallahassee and Gary Perkins of Sopchoppy
*announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Amanda Lynn Perkins of Crawfordville, to Will Michael
Jones of Crawfordville. He is the son of J.D. and Sarabeth Jones
.of Crawfordville.
The bride-elect graduated from Wakulla High School in 2003.
She attended Tallahassee Community College and is employed
by the Florida Department of Corrections. Her fiance graduated
from Wakulla High School in 2000 and is employed by United
Parcel Service.
The couple will be married on Saturday, July 21.

,. By Nancy George
Special to The Wakulla News
The Green awareness incen-
jtive encourages us to make a
difference. Public education is
on the rise instructing how our
individual efforts can improve
tour quality of life while protect-
,ing the environment for future
| With sound practices we can
,preserve drinking water, pro-
,tect the Florida aquifer, rivers,
Springs, sinkholes, lakes and
,coastal waters, which are some
;of our nations greatest assets.
'By planting low maintenance,
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;rain gardens into the landscape
:we reduce potential environmen-
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bn environmentally sustainable
practices and reconnect people
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1 For easy-care gardens, scout
out rugged alternatives that are
in harmony with the conditions
of your property. Our native
blue eyed grass, cardinal flower,
blue flag iris, coreopsis, colum-
bine, Indian pinks, golden rod,
stokes aster, and various ferns
are tough plants that thrive in
,our area. Look for shrubs like
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i-t probably doesn't need fertil-
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On Thursday, July 12, families
are invited to attend "It's Show-
timel" where the Kaleidoscope
Storytellers will use puppets,
poetry and creative dramatics
to bring the Kaleidoscope Story
Newsroom to life. The free pro-
gram begins at 6:30 p.m.
Also on Thursday, July 12,
Deanna Ramsey will present
a computer workshop titled
"Decades of Online Historical
Records" as part of the library's
summer genealogy series in the
computer lab.
Join Leilania Nichols for
a "Picnic in the Park' as this
week's installment of "Tuesday
Outings" takes us to the Myron
B. Hodge City Park in Sopchoppy
for some fun at the playground
and a relaxing afternoon of sto-
ries by the river. Refreshments
will be served.
The Summer Enrichment
programs are all back in full
swing with Book Babies (Tues-
day at 10:30 a.m.), Book Bunch
(Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.), Book
Nook (Wednesday or Thursday
at 10:30 a.m.) and Teen Movie
Matinee (Wednesday at 2:30
On Thursday, July 19 at 6:30

From the Desk
of the Public

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p.m., "It's Showtimel" will fea-
ture Mama Koku's Storytellin.'
Mama Koku is a Master Sto-
ryteller and children's writer.
She is also an educator who
has taught children at all age
levels, from pre-school to high
school. Come watch her stories
come to life.
Computer classes offered on
Tuesday, July 17, include our fa-
vorite beginner's class, Windows
XP I at 12:30 p.m. and Excel I at
4:30 p.m. Both classes are three
hours long and will be followed
up with an intermediate class
next week. On Thursday, July
19, Download and Organize
Your Digital Photos takes place
from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and
a new class, Transfer Your Files
and Toss the Floppiesl takes
place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Space
is limited, so please sign up for
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abuse of pets, people

The Humane Society of the
United States had some interest-
ing statistics on the connection
of animal abuse and people
A 1997 survey of 50 of the
largest shelters for battered
women in the United States
found that 85 percent of women
and 63 percent of children enter-
ing shelters discussed incidents
of pet abuse in the family.
Children who have witnessed
domestic violence or who have
been victims of physical or
sexual abuse may also become
animal abusers themselves,
imitating the violence they have
seen or experienced.
A study conducted in 1995
noted that 32 percent of the
pet-owning victims of domestic
abuse reported that one or more
of their children had hurt or
killed a pet.
Similarly, a 1983 study noted
that children were reported to
be abusive to animals in more
than one-third of the sample
of pet-owning families referred
to the New Jersey's Division of
Youth and Family Services for
suspected child abuse.
In fact, professionals who
help families in crisis are in-
creasingly recognizing the role
that animals play in the dynam-
ics of family violence.
Many law enforcement agen-
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respond to domestic violence
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situation is life-threatening.
These. are situations where
the batterer has threatened sui-
cide, is displaying a firearm, or
has hurt or killed a family pet.
I am pleased to report that
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animals were sick kittens and
puppies. It has never been this
bad and I find these statistics
absolutely disgusting.
A couple of days ago, several
horses were brought to the shel-
ter. The horses were taken from
an owner who did not feed the
animals properly.
We called the vet out and he
said that the horses were 400
pounds below normal weight.
Some people would call that
neglect. However, I look at it
as abuse.
There is no reason for your
cat or dog to have litter after
litter of puppies and kittens.
Most of those animals will end
up in a shelter and will not find
a home. There is plenty of help
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CHAT of Wakulla and sev-
eral humane organizations in
Tallahassee offer help with the
procedure. For more informa-
tion, call the Wakulla Animal
Shelter at 926-0890.

Oyster relay

program held

The Wakulla County Oyster
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Pitcher signs with Yankees

Hyde has

deep roots

in Wakulla,
The New York Yankees signed
a baseball player with Wakulla
County roots. On June 12, for-
'iner Florida State University
'pitcher, Michael Hyde, signed a
free-agent contract with the New
6rk Yankees.
Hyde, went 10-2 this season
for the Seminoles and had a 3.35
earned run average, will play for
the Yankees in the Gulf Coast
Rookie League which is based
in Tampa.
Michael is the son of Joe
and Kaye Hyde, the brother of
Heather Hyde and the grand-
son of Amos and Carolyn Crum
and Dorothy Hyde and the late
Milton Hyde, all of Tallahassee.
However, Michael's roots in
Wakulla County run deep. His
maternal great-grandparents
are. Mildred Sanders Willis of
cSbpchoppy and the late Griffin
0. Willis.
His paternal great-grandpar-
ents are the late Mr. and Mrs.
;William Jackson Crum, formerly
'of Panacea. Michael has a host
of aunts, uncles and cousins
who are all residents of Wakulla
Hyde was raised in Tallahas-
Isee and started playing baseball
in Little League at Capitol Park

From left to right, father Joe Hyde, grandmother Durothy Hyde, Michael Hyde, mother Kaye Hyde,
grandmother Carolyn Crum, sister Heather Hyde, an FSU bat girl; Back Row Coach Mike Martin
and grandfather Amos Crum.

and Myers Park. After Little
League he went on to play in
the Babe Ruth League. After
a successful career at Lincoln
High, Hyde attended Tallahas-
see Community College on a
baseball scholarship.
As a sophomore, he was
offered a scholarship to play
baseball at Florida State Uni-
During his sophomore, ju-
nior and senior years, Hyde
was a member of Florida State's
starting rotation. As a senior he

was awarded the Golden Nole
Award. The award is presented
each year to the student athlete
on each team who exhibits the
ideals of intercollegiate athlet-
ics and is based on athletic
and academic success as well
as their contribution of service
to the university and the com-
Hyde graduated from Florida
State with a Bachelor of Arts in
Communications with a minor
in psychology.
Athleticism runs in the Hyde

family. Michael's sister, Heather,
attended Tallahassee Communi-
ty College on a softball scholar-
ship and is currently attending
the University of North Florida
on a softball scholarship.
"We are die-hard Braves fans,
but, needless to say, are now
true Yankees," said Kaye Hyde.
"It has taken some adjustment,
but he has worked so hard and
we all just feel blessed for the
opportunity. Wakulla County is
our home and it's where all our
family is located."

Sheriff's office shines at Law Games

The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office Olympic Team rode into
,Sarasota County with their "hats
and bats swinging" and left
.with their "guns smoking in
,their holsters" after collecting 15
mihedals at the Law Enforcement
Olympics, said Major Maurice
Each year, the Sheriff's Olym-
'picTeam raises money with golf
tournaments and generous pri-
-vate donations in order to pay
-their way to the Florida Law En-
:forcement Games. Established
iin 1985, the Olympic-style games
-are open to Florida law enforce-
-ment and firefighting personnel
-statewide. The games are held
:the third week each June.
There are approximately
-5,000 competitors, representing
-more than 200 different agen-
:cies, competing in more than
,45 sporting events. The Sheriff's
'Office Sand-Gnat's Softball
-Team played eight games before
,suffering a loss.

"We were beaten by Martin
County. Some days you're the
bug, and some days you're the
windshield," Manager and Un-
dersheriff Donnie Crum said
jokingly of the team mascot,
"Sand-Gnat." Wakulla defeated
all the big county agencies
including Orange, Pinellas and
Broward counties. "The big
hitters felt the bite of the sand-
gnats. When the dust settled,
the softball team brought back
a bronze metal for their efforts,"
said Langston.
The Pistol Team, consist-
ing of some of Wakulla's fin-
est straight shooting deputies
walked away with hot, blue
steel, in their holsters and three
gold medals, two silver medals
and six bronze medals around
their necks.
Deputy Joe Page shot sport-
ing clays while other team mem-
bers shot skeet, trap, combat
shotgun, bulls-eye pistol, three
gun match shotgun, combat

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office Sand-Gnat's SoftballTeam won
a bronze medal at the Florida Law Enforcement Games.

pistol, practical pistol and four
person team shooting courses.
John Zarate brought home
two medals, one gold and one
silver medal in the weightlift-
ing event.
Joe Page and Brent Sanders
made up the archery team,

which brought home a gold an
bronze medal.
"The sheriff's office teal
left Sarasota with 11 medals,
few bruises and scrapes, and
great deal of pride for havin
represented our Wakulla Count
well," Langston concluded.

9-and-under All-Stars headed to state



WHS Gridiron Club

to raise funds with

golf tournament

The Wakulla High School
football Gridiron Club will host
golf tournament fund-raiser.
As the War Eagle football
team continues to prepare for
the upcoming season, the Grid-
iron Club continues to raise
money for the squad. Coach
Scott Klees and the team have
one goal for this year, a state
On Friday, Aug. 3, there will
be another opportunity to sup-
port the team. The first golf
tournament will be held at the
Wildwood Golf Course from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. "We hope
that you will be able to join us,"
said Gridiron Club President
Andy Messer.
Each team will consist of
four members. Registration will
be $100 per person. If teams
can't find other players to form

a team, the Gridiron Club will
help place players on a team. A
hole sponsorship will be $1,000.
This includes your company's
sign at the hole and a team of
four. A half sponsorship will be
$500 which includes a smaller
sign at the hole and two team
For Golden Corporate spon-
sors, the club has reserved space
for the team of four. The club
will also be sponsoring a 50/50
contest in conjunction with the
tournament. The boosters are
selling no more than 100 tickets
for $100 each. If all 100 tickets
are sold, the ticket holders will
have a one in 100 chance to win
$5,000. There are many other
things happening during the
tournament. For more informa-
tion, please contact Jodi Martin
at 926-1921.

Soccer Boosters to hold

bake sale fund-raiser

The Wakulla Lady War Eagles
Soccer Boosters' announced
plans for a summer bake sale
fundraiser which will be held
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat-
urday, July 14 at the Crawford-
ville Wal-Mart, 35 Mike Stewart
Players, coaches, and parents
will be on hand to sell baked
goods. The boosters have been
fundraising to support soc-
cer program activities such as
travel, special training, and
supplemental equipment. Sea-
son schedules will be available.
Prospective players are welcome
to participate,
The Lady War Eagles antici-
pate an exciting 2007-08 season
including competitive tourna-
ments and an overnight-trip to
play against Bay County district
opponents. The season begins
October 30 at home at Reyn-

olds Stadium against the Taylor
County Lady Bulldogs. The ju-
nior varsity squad is scheduled
to play at 5 p.m. and the Lady
War Eagles varsity squad will
take the field at 7 p.m.
For more information about
the Lady War Eagles Soccer
Booster program, please contact
Justine Capps at (850) 926-2343
or (850) 570-4071.

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;P. If you haven't gotten your
, limit of scallops it's because you
V haven't been or you got what you
*,wanted and quit. On Wednesday
v We went and there were prob-
;bally more than 300 boats east
-'of the Lighthouse and west of
::Black Rock. We went back Mon-
O'day and the wind was blowing
pretty strong and there weren't
Nearly as many boats, but still
plenty of scallops. I talked with
: Mike Hopkins this morning and
* he said nobody has found any at
: Lanark, but they could move in
: there too. Remember you must
: have a saltwater fishing license
: if you are 16 or older, the limit
: is two gallons of whole scallops
-per person and no more than
: 10 gallons of whole scallops per
:boat. You need to have a diver
0:down flag in the water and it
Must be up high and visible.
Mike Hopkins said the scal-
lops might not be there but the
:- fishing continues to be pretty
good. Plenty of trout, Spanish,
S blues, grouper and red snapper
S are being caught. The best spot
for trout seems to be on the Dog
. Island Reef in four to eight feet
,,of water where there is spotted

I fully expected by the end of
last week we'd have a tropical
system somewhere in the Gulf
or Atlantic. Although a weak
S(tropical in nature) low pressure
area did form down off South
:Florida, it pretty well petered
iout. But count on it, we will
?have some storms this "hurri-
wcane season." Hopefully they'll
Only be wimps and bring us
some much needed rain.
Speaking of the Florida Keys,
Years ago I visited the Dry
'Tortugas islands a few times.
aThere two species of birds re-
ally got my attention, and both
Ore sometimes seen along our
coasts during and immediately
after storms of tropical nature.
Both stand out as incredible
flyers in their own way.
The first I'll discuss is the
r-iagnificent Frigate bird. Be-
longing to the order of peli-
'aniformes, the Tropic birds, the
J-tBoobys, Gannets, Cormorants,
-,.nhingas, and of course the
- pelicans, the frigates all have
,-Totipalmate" feet, that is their
-:ind toe is webbed as well as
the three front toes. But unlike
,.the others in the pelicaniformes
:.order, the frigates' feet, though
:Ai.lly webbed, are small and are
not used to swim or even tread
, The fact is, if the frigate,
.-,Wyhile swooping down to the
pqceans surface for a drink or to

limits set on
'-7 A new program designed to
prevent overcapitalization of the
commercial blue crab industry
'by managing the number of
' participantss in the fishery and
."'ihe number of traps they can
.'~ise is under way.
'- The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
f:(FWC) established the Blue Crab
Sffort Management Program,
mid the Florida Legislature and
Qov. Charlie Crist approved
provisions to implement the
r The program establishes
separate endorsements for the
hard crab and soft "peeler" crab
fisheries, and blue crab traps
must be marked with trap tags
,: issued by the FWC to be legaL.
; The hard crab endorsement
: (VH) entitles the owner to fish
up to 600 blue crab traps and an
additional 400 traps offshore in
the Gulf of Mexico.
, A total of 150 soft crabs per
endorsement may be landed
,"daily as bycatch, and as many
K4s three shedding tanks may be
maintainedd by the endorsement
A soft crab (VS) endorsement
entitles the owner to fish up
rto 400 peeler traps. Persons
,tyho qualified for two soft-shell
endorsements are entitled to re-
keive up to 250 additional traps
kWith the extra endorsement.
^ VH and VS endorsements are
,I transferable, but leasing or rent-
; ig endorsements, tags or traps
I not allowed.
Persons who want to enter
e commercial blue crab fishery
4.ay buy an endorsement and
4_ork no fewer than 14 days
Washing for blue crabs on an en-
Aorsement holder's vessel.
i The program also allows

blue crab
qualified fishermen affected by
the 1995 net limitation amend-
ment to obtain a non-transfer-
able blue crab limited entry
-endorsement (VN).
This lets the owner use up to
100 traps to harvest hard-shell
blue crabs. In addition, the pro-
gram establishes an incidental
take endorsement (VI) for stone
crabbers and shrimpers and
allows them a daily bycatch
allowance of 200 pounds of
blue crabs from stone crab and
shrimp gear.
Persons who have qualified
for the program will not be
charged for their endorsements
or tags for the 2007-08 license
Beginning with the 2008-09,
license year, the annual fees
will be $125 for the VH and VN
endorsements, $250 for the VS
endorsement and $25 for the VI
endorsement. Trap tags will cost.
50 cents each,
The program also establishes
a Blue Crab Advisory Board
composed of industry repre-
sentatives who will assist FWC
fishery managers with issues
regarding the blue crab fishery.

Boyd helps secure
funding to protect
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida), a member of
the House Appropriations Com-
mittee, secured $500,000 for the
City of Tallahassee to enhance
wastewater treatment with the
goal of reducing nitrogen runoff
linked to pollution at Wakulla
Springs. The funding was in-
cluded in the Interior and the
Environment Appropriations for
Fiscal Year 2008 (HR 2643).


From The Dock

bottom (grass and sand). There
are still plenty of Spanish on
the reef as well as blues and
ladyfish, but the red fishing has
slowed down some. There don't
seem to be as many tarpon right
now either. Offshore fishing is
good with some catching fish.
in 35 to 40 feet while others are
going up 100. Capt. Gene Strick-
land fished with Joey Hampton
last week and they fished in 60
feet of water and were back at
the dock by 9:30 a.m. with their
Ben at Circle J's said Kathy
Carmichael fished at Bald Point
last week with live shrimp and
caught flounder, trout, reds and
whiting. She probably had the
last live shrimp in the state.

Scott said they were busy
over the weekend and with no
live shrimp, people are switch-
ing to the Gulp. John and Noah
Sjostrom got their limit of trout
on the east flats using the Gulp
and Randy Trousdell used a
gulp to entice a nice big floun-
der around Gray Mare Rock.
Bob O'Lary used frozen shrimp
under a Cajun Thunder around
the Bird Rack off St. Marks and
he landed his limit of trout. Ed
Fannin fished out of a Kayak
at Wakulla Beach and landed a
whopping 29-inch trout. Todd
Gunn Fished the East River
Pool at the St. Marks Refuge
and landed an 8 pound, 4 ounce
largemouth bass. He was fishing
a plastic lizard on the bottom.



capture prey, happen to crash
ohto the sea, unless they're able
to instantly become airborne
again, they'll flounder becom-
ing water-logged and drown on
the spot
Though a sea bird, they defi-
nitely are not a water bird. Their
tiny feet are used only for perch-
ing and they are helpless in wa-
ter. By having tiny light weight
feet, extremely light hollow
bones as well as numerous air
sacks throughout much of their
body, frigates have reduced
weight to the point they've be-
come excellent gliders instead
of swimmers. like other birds.
They,gan glide endlessly for
hours and hours, often into a
headwind without ever flapping
their wings. When viewed from
below, they remind me of a
spooky long winged bat.
At Ft. Jefferson in the Dry
Tortugas islands they'd ride the
updrafts hitting the fort. Back
then, you could legally walk
the roof of the fort and stand

Wendell Burton took Horace
Privett and his son out and they
came back with eight nice grou-
per. They caught most of them
trolling. Mike Pearson of Shell
Point and Tifton went out Friday
with Tom Riddle and others and
they came back with their limit
of big red snapper and quite
a few grouper. They fished in
about 100 feet of water with live
and dead bait.
On Thursday I fished with
Jason Fisher from Pennsylvania
and a couple of his friends. We
fished down near Gray Mare
Rock in seven to 10 feet of water
and caught and released about
100 trout. Eighteen of those fish
were legal, but they didn't want
to keep anything. We fished the
Gulp under a Cajun Thunder
and also fished it on a % ounce
leadhead with no cork. The Pearl
White seemed to be the best
color. We went back on Friday
and caught some bigger fish, but
not as many.
Be careful out there and be
sure and leave your float plan
with someone. Good luck and
good fishing

off the coast of western South
Africa. When they become
sexually mature and are ready
to breed, they'll once again fly
the Atlantic back to the waters
off Colombia and return to the
Dry Tortugas to mate. Yes, these
birds have never been observed
landing on the water or any
floating debris. They sleep,
drink, and feed all while air-
borne and do it for years. Only
after several tropical storms are
they found "beached" usually
dying from exhaustion.
Chris Beatty of our Florida
Wild Mammal Association
(F.W.M.A.) gets one or two just
about any time there's a hur-
ricane. Opal Fulton, biologist
at Tate's Hell State Forest in
Franklin County, points out they
had one land at their facility
during Hurricane Dennis. So
both these birds, the frigate
and the sooty tern, which nor-
mally are airborne nonstop for
roughly five years, can be found
along our coasts when there's a
tropical storm.

20 to 30 feet from these unique
black beauties as they did their
hang gliding. They have a 7 to
7-1/2 foot wing span, and yet
their dried skeleton weighs
only 4 1/2 ounces. For their
wing span they are the lightest
of all flying birds. Through the
summer months these tropical
birds extend their range to the
norther Gulf and can be looked
for during/after tropical storms.
The same applies to the sooty
tern. These birds are "pelagic"
normally living out of sight of
lafid over the open sea. They
do nest at Bird Key in the Dry
Tortugas group of islands.
When the young fledge, or
permanently leave the nest,
they fly down along the eastern
coast of South America and for
a few months harig out beyond
*the coast of Colombia. They
fly across the Atlantic to hang
around for three to five years

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The Iris Garden Club is send-
ing Chelsea Collins to attend
the 2007 SEEK Youth Confer-
ence at the University of Florida
July 8 through July 11. Chelsea,
a rising junior who lives in
Sopchoppy, will be one of 72
teenagers from across the state
to attend the SEEK (Save the
Earth's Environment through
Knowledge) Conference spon-
sored by the Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs.
The annual SEEK Confer-
ence focuses on important
environmental issues such as
climate change and energy
conservation, water pollution
and conservation, and loss of
wildlife habitat. The conference
also promotes student initiative
and leadership.
Chelsea is the daughter of
Tony and Dana Collins of Sop-
choppy. In the fall, she will
begin her senior year at Wakulla
High School. Science is one of
her favorite subjects. She plans
to attend college but her career
plans are undecided. Last sum-
mer, she worked at the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge.
SEEK conference activities
include field trips, talks, hands-
on workshops, and information
on careers in environmental
science and conservation. Con-
ference participants live in a
dormitory on the University
of Florida campus and get to
sample campus life.
One of the field trips will
be to the Florida Museum of
Natural History to see the But-
terfly Rainforest, the Florida
Wildflower and Butterfly Gar-
den, and the Megalodon (Shark)
A second field trip will be
to San Felasco Hammock State
Preserve and Blue Springs Park
to learn about Florida's springs
and local flora and fauna, then
cool off with a swim.
In 2005, the Iris Garden Club
selected Lucy Carter, Krista
Hensley, and Lesley Baker to

attend the SEEK Conference. In
2006, the Iris Garden Club :
sent Cataia Ives and Tiffany
Treltas to SEEK.
Science teachers at Wakula
High School help to recruit a~d
select the students each yea4.
The Iris Garden Club provides
funding to cover the cost of thte
conference, dormitory lodgirn,
and meals. For more informa-
tion about SEEK, please contact
Lynn Artz, SEEK Coordinator for
the Iris Garden Club, at 926-8756
or lynnartz@hotmail.com.

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to host early

boat tour July 21

Wakulla Springs State Pa*k
will host an early boat tour f6n
Saturday, July 21 beginning ait8
a.m. Visitors are invited to enj y
an early morning tour to view
and listen to the sights arid
sounds of the Wakulla River.-.
The cost of the tour is #8
for adults and $6 for children.
Reservations are suggested.
Breakfast is available at tble
historic Wakulla Springs Lodge
following the boat tour.
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reservations, call the park it

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St. Marks River Entrance

Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.1 ft. 2.2 ft. 4.0 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 12, 07 2:08 AM 6:29 AM 12:34 PM 8:17 PM
Fri 3.2 ft. 2.0 ft. 4.1 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 13, 07 2:55 AM 7:28 AM 1:31 PM 9:05 PM
Sat 3.3 ft. 1.9 ft. 4.2 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 14, 07 3:35 AM 8:19 AM 2:21 PM 9:46 PM
Sun 3.3 ft. 1.7 ft. 4.2 ft. -0.4 ft.
Jul 15, 07 4:11 AM 9:05 AM 3:06 PM 10:23 PM
Mon 3.3 ft. 1.5 ft. 4.1 ft. -0.1 ft.
Jul 16, 07 4:43 AM 9:49 AM 3:48 PM 10:54 PM
Tue 3.3 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.9 ft. 0.2 ft.
Jul 17, 07 5:12 AM 10:31 AM 4:27 PM 11:21 PM
Wed 3.3 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.6 ft.
Jul 18, 07 5:38 AM 11:13 AM 5:06 PM 11:45 PM

Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.3 ft. 1.6 ft. 3.0 ft. -0.4 ft.
Jul 12, 07 2:00 AM 6:40 AM 12:26 PM 8:28 PM
Fri 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft. 3.1 ft. -0.5 ft.
Jul 13, 07 2:47 AM 7:39 AM 1:23 PM 9:16 PM
Sat 2.4 ft. 1.4 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.4 ft.
Jul 14, 07 3:27 AM 8:30 AM 2:13 PM 9:57 PM
Sun 2.5 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.1 ft. -0.3 ft.
Jul 15, 07 4:03 AM 9:16 AM 2:58 PM 10:34 PM
Mon 2.5 ft. 1.1 ft. 3.1 ft. -0.1 ft.
Jul 16, 07 4:35 AM 10:00 AM 3:40 PM 11:05 PM
Tue 2.5 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.2 ft.
Jul 17, 07 5:04 AM 10:42 AM 4:19 PM 11:32 PM
Wed 2.5 ft. 0.9 It. 2.7 ft. 0.4 ft.
Jul 18, 07 5:30 AM 11:24 AM 4:58 PM 11:56 PM

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City of St. Marks

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Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.9 ft. 2.0 ft. 3.7 ft. -0.5 ft.
Jul 12, 07 2:44 AM 7:33 AM 1:10 PM 9:21 PM
Fri 3.0 ft. 1.9 ft. 3.8 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 13, 07 3:31 AM 8:32 AM 2:07 PM 10:09 PM
Sat 3.0 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.9 ft. -0.5 ft.
Jul 14, 07 4:11 AM 9:23 AM 2:57 PM 10:50 PM
Sun 3.1 ft. 1.5 ft. 3.9 ft. -0.3 ft.
Jul 15, 07 4:47 AM 10:09 AM 3:42 PM 11:27 PM
Mon 3.1 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.8 ft. -0.1 ft.
Jul 16, 07 5:19 AM 10:53 AM 4:24 PM 11:58 PM
Tue 3.1 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.6 ft.
Jul 17, 07 5:48 AM 11:35 AM 5:03 PM
Wed 0.2 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.1 ft. 3.4 ft.
Jul 18, 07 12:25 AM 6:14 AM 12:17 PM 5:42 PM

St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.4 ft. 2.1 ft. 3.1 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 12, 07 1:52 AM 6:08 AM 12:18 PM 7:56 PM
Fri 2.5 ft. 2.0 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 13, 07 2:39 AM 7:07 AM 1:15 PM 8:44 PM
Sat 2.5 ft. 1.8 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.5 ft.
Jul 14, 07 3:19 AM 7:58 AM 2:05 PM 9:25 PM
Sun 2.6 ft. 1.6 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.4 ft.
Jul 15, 07 3:55 AM 8:44 AM 2:50 PM 10:02 PM
Mon 2.6 ft. 1.5 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.1 ft.
Jul 16, 07 4:27 AM 9:28 AM 3:32 PM 10:33 PM
Tue 2.6 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.2 ft.
Jul 17, 07 4:56 AM 10:10 AM 4:11 PM 11:00 PM
Wed 2.6 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.6 ft.
Jul 18, 07 5:22 AM 10:52 AM 4:50 PM 11:24 PM

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Lower Anchorage
West Pass


High Tide
28 Min.
1 Hr., 53 Min.
1 Hr., 13 Min.
1 Hr., 36 Min.
1 Hr., 26 Min.

Shell Point, Spring Creek

Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.2 ft. 2.3 ft. 4.1 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 12, 07 2:05 AM 6:26 AM 12:31 PM 8:14 PM
Fri 3.3 ft. 2.2 ft. 4.2 ft. -0.7 ft.
Jul 13, 07 2:52 AM 7:25 AM 1:28 PM 9:02 PM
Sat 3.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 4.3 ft. -0.6 ft.
Jul 14, 07 3:32 AM 8:16 AM 2:18 PM 9:43 PM
Sun 3.4 ft. 1.8 ft. 4.3 ft. -0.4 ft.
Jul 15, 07 4:08 AM 9:02 AM 3:03 PM 10:20 PM
Mon 3.4 ft. 1.6 ft. 4.2 ft. -0.1 ft.
Jul 16, 07 4:40 AM 9:46 AM 3:45 PM 10:51 PM
Tue 3.4 ft. 1.4 ft. 4.0 ft. 0.2 ft.
Jul 17, 07 5:09 AM 10:28 AM 4:24 PM 11:18 PM
Wed 3.4 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.6 ft.
Jul 18, 07 5:35 AM 11:10 AM 5:03 PM 11:42 PM

Dog Island West End

Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.3 ft. -0.5 ft.
Jul 12, 07 10:58 AM 7:49 PM
Fri 2.7 ft. 2.2 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.5 ft.
Jul 13, 07 5:07 AM 6:22 AM 12:02 PM 8:36 PM
Sat 2.7 ft. 2.0 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.4 ft.
Jul 14, 07 5:22 AM 7:23 AM 1:04 PM 9:17 PM
Sun 2.6 ft. 1.9 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.3 ft.
Jul 15, 07 5:36 AM 8:14 AM 2:02 PM 9:52 PM
Mon 2.5 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.1 ft. -0.0 ft.
Jul 16, 07 5:48 AM 9:03 AM 2:56 PM 10:22 PM
Tue 2.5 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.2 ft.
Jul 17, 07 5:58 AM 9:53 AM 3:49 PM 10:45 PM
Wed 2.6 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.6 ft. 0.5 ft.
Jul 18, 07 6:08 AM 10:45 AM 4:44 PM 11:04 PM

Low Tide 4'
25 Min.
2 Hrs., 38 Min,
2 Hrs., 31 Min.
2 Hrs., 3 Min,,
2 Hrs., 39 Miit

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary is
a- dose-knit organization in so
:3nany ways, especially when it
comes to the arrival of a future
auxiliarist. And so it was last
Thursday. Gabrielle Olivia Tre-
adon arrived at 4:29 p.m. on July
6, just two days off her projected
July 4 date. Both mother and
daughter are doing nicely.
Gabrielle's father and mother,
Duane and Carolyn Treadon,
are members of Flotilla 12 in St.
Marks. Carolyn normally reports
Flotilla 12 news, but I didn't
think she would do so this week.
I was wrong. Carolyn is a truly
amazing woman. She filed her
report as usual.
"Flotilla 12 had an exciting
weekly It began with a good pa-
trol on July 4 with Mark Rosen
as coxswain and Tim Ashley, Bob
Aszaltos and Bob Surdakowski
as crew. The Fourth was a very
busy day on the water and the
patrol provided support to boat-
ers, but thankfully were not
needed to assist.
"On Friday July 6, Flotilla 12
welcomed its newest member,
Gabrielle Olivia. She is already a
Coastie in training and is getting
good support from her mascot!
"That is all for this week." It
was signed, "Carolyn, Duane and
Gabrielle." Yes indeed, Gabrielle
is a Coastie in trainee
I am afraid Flotilla 13 at Shell
Pbint can not begin to top the
exciting news from Flotilla 12,
but it was a wonderful week for
two of our members. On Satur-
day, July 7, Judy Bentley, a former
Flotilla 13 Commander, became
the wife of Ron Pagel, also a
member of Flotilla 13. They were

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Judy and Ron Pagel married in a small ceremony at Shell Point Beach

married in a small, private, and
windy ceremony at Shell Point
Beach, followed by a reception
at Spring Creek Restaurant. They
are now honeymooning in
North Carolina.
It has been a long, long time
since one of our members was
married after they became an
auxiliarist. I think it was June
13, 1982 when Mike Carter (then
Judge Mike Carter) married An-
drea Barrett, a non-Auxiliarist.
Flotilla 13 also had a patrol
out on the July 4. Jim McGill
and Bob Morgan conducted a
training patrol with boat crew
students, Yvette Graham and
Angret Piasecki, aboard. The
students completed all naviga-
tion and helmsmanship tasks.
This included plotting two lati-
tude and longitude positions,
calculating course and time and
then executing the courses.
On Saturday, Jim McGill
and Ron Piasecki ran an ATON
(Aids to Navigation) patrol. They
checked the aids in the Shell
Point area, both to the east and
then to the West into Oyster

Bay and Spring Creek. Since
these are private aids, Wakulla
County is responsible for their
maintenance and Saturday's
patrol will provide the county
with documentation for plan-
ning purposes.
In front of the townhouses
on the beach, they came upon

a 25 foot sailboat that had been
on its way out the channel when
its motor stopped suddenly and
could not be started again. The
couple aboard was extremely
glad to see our patrol vessel
as the tide was on its way out
and the sailboat would soon be
aground. Jim and Ron took them
under tow, as Good Samaritans,
and the day had a happy ending
for all.
On Sunday, Ron Piasecki and
Michael Longanecker went out
to take the weekly Red Tide
water samples for FSU's research
project. Due to the building seas,
by then over four feet, the patrol
was terminated about five miles
off of Shell Point.
On Saturday, July 14, Flotilla
13 will hold its July meeting
at the Shell Point Auxiliary
Station. The business portion
will begin at 7 p.m. and will be
followed by our usual potluck
supper. Guests are always wel-
And now a human interest
tid-bit. Emily, the Piasecki's dog,
is deathly afraid of water even
though she enjoys boat riding.
On Saturday, Dr. Floyd Jaggaer
was coming up Royster canal
when he saw Emily swimming
in the canal. After watching
her for a moment he realized
that Emily was frantically try-
ing to find a way back to dry
land. She must have fallen off
the seawall.
Within a matter of minutes
he had come along side and
scooped her up by the nap of
her neck. Let me tell you, Em-
ily was most grateful. Some of
us wondered if she would ever
want to go near a boat again,
but Sunday morning she non-
chalantly boarded Jim's pontoon
boat when they were getting
ready to go on patrol. I guess
she is just a sea-going dog who
hates to get wet.

Crew training with Bob Morgan, Yvette Graham, Angret Plasecki & Jim McGill

Purchase of red-eared sliders

prohibited by new FWC rule

Beginning July 1, people no
longer may purchase red-eared
sliders -- common pet store
turtles. A new rule passed by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commissio n (FWC)
prohibits selling the species.
However, anyone who already
has a red-eared slider may keep
it, under the new rule.
"This exemption was includ-
ed to allow owners of red-eared
sliders to keep their turtles and
discourage them from releasing
this non-native species into the
wild," said Scott Hardin, FWC
exotic species coordinator. "We
want to encourage people to
protect our native turtles. Red-
eared slider turtles interbreed
with Florida's native yellow-bel-
lied sliders."
Red-eared sliders already in
captivity will not be allowed
to breed, so any offspring will
have to be surrendered to certi-
fied red-eared slider adopters or
dealers, or euthanized.
People still can buy and sell
albino red-eared sliders and
others with unusual color varia-
tions, often known as pastels.
"These colorful varieties are

more expensive and unlikeltyto
be released," Hardin said. 5
Dealers can apply for pernifts
to import red-eared sliders to
ship out of state or sell to pernit-
ted turtle dealers or breederI~i
Florida, but imported red-eaed
sliders may not be sold as pits
in this state. .
FWC will issue permits"to
qualified research institutions
and exhibitors to possess red-
eared sliders.
The new rule also requires
a solid fence or planking bur-
ied at least 6 inches under the
ground for red-eared sliders kept
Owners of pet red-eared slid-
ers may not acquire additional
specimens, and if their turtles
reproduce, they should destroy
all eggs before they hatch. ,[
FWC is working to establish a
pet adoption network for non-na-
tive fish and wildlife, including
red-eared sliders. If you h4ye
questions about your pet r1d-
eared slider or are interest
in becoming a certified adopter
of unwanted nonnative pets,
contact Jenny Novak at (850)
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Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007

State adds lawyers to cover conflicts

Local lawyer says new system just adds cost to counties' bills

In an effort to cut costs in the state
;court system, the legislature created a
:new office intended to do away with
'having to pay private attorneys to take
cases where the public defender's of-
ffce has a conflict of interest.
The public defender represents indi-
gent defendants in criminal cases who
,a e unable to hire an attorney. When
the public defender has a conflict of
,interest, such as several co-defendants
'in one case, the court appoints a pri-
vate attorney to represent a defendant
for a flat fee.
In addition to representing criminal
defendants, the new criminal conflict
_and civil regional counsels will also
represent parents in dependency
,,:. The state paid upwards of $93 mil-
ion last year to hire private attorneys
-i4 conflict cases. The new regional

counsel's offices were created with a
budget of $50 million plus $25 million
for start-up costs.
Five regional offices will be created,
following the jurisdictions of the dis-
trict courts of appeal. In North Florida,
the First District Court of Appeal cov-
ers Pensacola to Jacksonville.
Public Defender Nancy Daniels,
whose office represents defendants in
the Second Judicial Circuit including
Wakulla County, said she is worried
the budget of the regional conflict
office is inadequate, with funding for
108 positions to cover 32 counties 49
lawyers for criminal defendants, and
59 for civil representation.
The main office for the region will
be in Tallahassee, and Leon County
is trying to find space. Daniels said
the county is looking at space west
of town, which she described as less
than ideal since the regional counsel's
offices need to be close to the court-

Lynn Alan Thompson, a Crawford-
ville lawyer who takes criminal conflict
cases, said the regional counsels will
be a second public defender's office
and are the creation of a new bureau-
"It will probably save money for the
State of Florida," Thompson said, "be-
cause it's just shifting the cost to the
counties." Under the old system pri-
vate attorneys paid for their own office
space, telephone and other expenses,
he said. "Now the counties are on the
hook for those costs," he added.
Under the old system, private law-
yers were paid $1,000 for misdemean-
ors, $2,500 for felonies not punishable
by life in prison, and $3,000 for life
The regional counsel system will
have staff attorneys who will be en-
titled to benefits, Thompson said, such
as insurance and retirement costs

that he doesn't believe state lawmak-
ers fully considered.
"The biggest message here is that
the legislature doesn't care for poor
people," Thompson said. "They don't
care and they're just trying to cheat
the system."
The Florida Bar has begun adver-
tising for applicants for the regional
counsel positions, which will be re-
viewed by the Supreme Court Judicial
Nominating Commission and will
recommend three candidates to Gov.
Charlie Crist. The governor will ap-
point the five regional counsels subject
to confirmation by the state Senate.
Under the law, the regional counsels
are supposed to be operational by Oct.
1, or if unable to do that then by Jan.
1, 2008.
There has been some talk of chal-
lenging the legality of the regional
counsel law, Daniels said. One argu-
ment against it is that it is an execu-

tive agency whose head is appointed
by the governor, a situation where
the State of Florida is hiring a person
whose job is to oppose the State of
Florida in court.
In the short term, the law is creating
some problems, Daniels said, includ-
ing the new $15,000 cap on fees for
lawyers on death penalty cases. She-
said she's aware of an attorney in Leon
County who has indicated the pay is
inadequate and is likely to seek to.
withdraw from a current appointment
on a death penalty case.
Additionally, Daniels said the starti-
ing salaries for regional counsels are,
higher than the starting salaries in her
budget which is likely to mean that
some of her attorneys are likely to go
to the the new regional counsels.
"I'm afraid it's going to cause a lot
of displacement in the coming year,"
Daniels said.

During the past three weeks,
the Wakulla County Volunteer Fire
Rescue Departments responded
to four structure fires, seven fire
alarms, three brush fires, three
vehicle fires, eight illegal bums,
31 miscellaneous fires, 19 vehicle
accidents, eight power line down
incidents, five road obstructions,
and 61 medical first responder
emergency incidents.

Friday, June 29, the Crawford-
.ville Department was enroute
With two fire trucks to a reported
grass fire in the area of Bloxham
and Old Bethel Road. Before
arriving, the department was
dispatched to a vehicle accident
on Crawfordville Highway at East
.Ivan Road. One truck continued
o-n to the grass fire and the
,other diverted to the accident.
:Qn arrival at the accident, it
.was determined that occupants
:of both vehicles were trapped.
,Firefighters, using Jaws-of-Live
-equipment, removed the vehicle
'doors allowing the occupants to
:be removed.
', On Sunday, July 1, the Craw-
:fordville Department was dis-
:patched to a structure fire on
Allen Harvey Street. The Wakulla
Station, Riversink and Panacea
apartmentsts were dispatched
*o provide additional manpower
: 'nd equipment.
On arrival, firefighters ob-
,erved heavy smoke billowing
'from one end of a singlewide
ninobile home. While hoses were
.,being laid, fire erupted at the
:bther end of the home. An ini-
'ial exterior attack was made to
'knock the fire down. Firefighters
followed by entering the struc-
Atfre and completed extinguishing
the fire. The home was heavily
dmaged by fire and smoke. The
occupants were able to safely
.vcate the home.
.- Later that day, a storm moved
through the area causing a light-
hing strike on a home on Spur
1Tail that started a fire. The Craw-
ferdville department responded
and on arrival observed smoke
coming from the attic.
It was determined that the
only way for the firefighters to
gain access and extinguish the
fire was to enter the attic through
the roof. That was necessary due
to the house having a cathedral
type ceiling that limited normal
means of attic access.
Lightning also struck a home
on Myers Way with only minor
damage. Later in the day, the de-
partment responded to a number
of downed trees resulting from
the storm.
On Sunday afternoon, July 8,
the Panacea, Medart and Craw-
fprdville departments were dis-
patched to a brush fire in the St.
Marks National Wildlife Refuge
fear Panacea.
Several homes were threat-
ened but not damaged due to
prompt response by the local
volunteer fire departments. The
Florida Division of Forestry and
personnel from the National
Wildlife Refuge responded with
bulldozers and plowed lines
around the fire and a helicopter
was used to extinguish the fire.

Outdoor Burning
A large number of fires your
Wakulla County volunteer fire
departments and the Florida
Division of Forestry handle each
year are caused by homeowners
burning yard trash or other debris
in which the fire escapes and
becomes out-of-control fires.
Many residents are not aware
that outdoor burning is governed

and controlled by Florida law.
Property owners who violate
these outdoor burning laws are
subject to being cited for illegal
burning by the Florida Division
of Forestry.
Now that the burn ban has
been lifted, residents may burn
yard waste such as grass clip-
pings, brush, leaves, tree limbs,
and palm fronds that are a result
of yard maintenance without
authorization from the Florida
Division of Forestry, but only if:
No local ordinance prohibits
such burning.
The burn meets set-back
provisions identified below.
The fire is started after 9
a.m. and is out one hour before
The fire is no larger than
eight feet in diameter.
The fire is attended at all
Smoke is not a hazard or
Set-back requirements are:
25 feet from forest or wild-
land area.
50 feet from public road.
25 feet from your home.
150 feet from other occupied
Debris piles greater than eight
feet in diameter require authori-
zation from the local Division of
Forestry Office.
Yard trash should not be
burned on windy days when em-
bers can be picked up by the wind
and moved to an area where they
can start fires. Remember, if your
fire escapes, you may be liable for
costs of suppression and damage
to the property of others.
Now, a very important part of
the law governing outdoor burn-
ing: it is illegal to burn house-
hold garbage including all paper
products, treated lumber, plastic,
rubber materials, tires, pesticides,
paint and aerosol containers.

Sheriff's Report

On July 4, Deputy Mike Crum arrested
Michael Eric Coppage, 45, of Tallahassee
for DUI, refusal to submit to a breath test
and possession of narcotic equipment fol-
lowing a traffic stop in Medart, said Sheriff
David Harvey.
Deputy Crum observed the motorist
using both the highway travel lanes. The
suspect was stopped south of Medart
and had difficulty standing, He refused
to perform field sobriety exercises. Nar-
cotic equipment was discovered inside
the vehicle. A witness turned a video
of the suspect swerving into oncoming
traffic and onto the shoulder over to law
enforcement officials. Sgt. Mike Kemp also
In other activity reported by the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office this past week:
On July 5, Jack J. Rudloe of Panacea
reported a criminal mischief at the Gulf
Specimen Marine Lab. Rudloe reported
finding two of his car tires flattened by
sheet metal screws. Deputy Mike Crum

2 die,
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office and Florida Highway
Patrol officials investigated a
two vehicle accident at the in-
tersection of U.S. Highway 319
and Highway 267 that resulted
in two fatalities and two other


Skipper claims

Peck comments

were false

County employee Colleen
Skipper filed a defamation
lawsuit last week against local
activist Dana Peck claiming Peck
made false statements about
her at a February county com-
mission meeting.
The commission's Feb. 5
meeting is when the board vot-
ed to approve a legal settlement
with Skipper that resolved a
discrimination lawsuit she had
filed against the county. Peck
spoke against the settlement at
the meeting, and Skipper's law-
suit alleges Peck's comments
"defamed (her) and/or cast her
in a false light."
The lawsuit, filed Thursday,
July 5, in Wakulla Circuit Court,
claims that Peck said Skipper
failed to perform her duties
by keeping certain records
while she was an employee of
the Wakulla County Property
Appraiser's office, including a
claim that she wrote checks to
herself in excess of her salary.
Amongst the allegations repeat-
ed in the lawsuit is the claim
that Peck has repeatedly told
people at public meetings and
elsewhere that Skipper charged

2 hurt in accident

injuries, according to Sheriff
David Harvey.
The accident involved a semi
truck hauling gravel and a van
with a Maryland license plate
at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday, July 10.
Law enforcement officials from

the county $5,000 for one hour
of overtime while working in
the appraiser's office.
The claims allegedly made
by Peck are false, the lawsuit
Skipper is represented in
the lawsuit by Tallahassee at-
torney Marie Mattox, who had
also represented Skipper in a
discrimination lawsuit against
the county after she was fired
by interim Property Appraiser
Anne Ahrendt. The case was
resolved with Skipper being
re-hired by the county and paid
back wages.
According to the lawsuit,
Peck filed a complaint with the
state Department of Business
and Professional Regulation in
January alleging financial and
other improprieties while Skip-
per was with the appraiser's
"Specifically and without lim-
itation, on multiple occasions
prior to February 5, 2007 and
since that time, Peck has stated
publicly that (Skipper) was fired
for 'defrauding the county,'" the
lawsuit states. "Peck made this
slanderous statement on Febru-
ary 5, 2007 before the (Wakulla
County Board of County Com-
missioners). This statement
was false."
After the unexpected death
of Property Appraiser Ron-
nie Kilgore in 2005, Skipper,
Kilgore's longtime deputy, filled

On July 5, Tammy J. Ward of St. Marks
reported the recovery of narcotics from
the Dollar General store on the Wood-
ville Highway. An unknown male entered
the store and made a comment that the
bag was full of a leafy substance on the
ground in parking lot. Deputy Charles Deal
weighed the cannabis at 5.2 grams.
On July 4, Sabrina S. Brifikley of
Sopchoppy reported the theft of her
purse at her residence. The purse and
the contents were valued at $70. Suspects
have been identified. Deputy Billy Jones
On July 4, Katherine Kissinger Grimes
of Crawfordville reported the theft of
building materials from her unfinished
home. The stolen property is valued at $95.
Deputy Joe Page investigated.
On July 3, Heath Paul Freeman, 25, of
Crawfordville was charged with disorderly
conduct for allegedly getting into a physi-
cal disturbance with a 30-year-old victim.
The victim asked Freeman to refrain from
shouting curse words and racial slurs. The
victim was not injured in the disturbance.
Freeman asked to use the restroom and
began to retreat from law enforcement

the FHP arrived on the scene at
11:46 a.m. and set up roadblocks
and an "avoid the area" warn-
ing. Gravel was spilled on the
highway. The fatalities were rid-
ing in the van. All but one lane
of the two highways opened

less than three hours later.
More information about the
accident, including the names
of the motorists and their
hometowns, will be in the July
19 issue of The Wakulla News.

sues activist

the post on an interim basis
until Gov. Jeb Bush appointed
Ahrendt to serve until the 2006
election. In her discrimination
lawsuit, Skipper claimed that
Ahrendt stripped her of du-
ties and once slapped her and
attributed the cause to racial
differences. Skipper is black;
Ahrendt white.
Ahrendt alleged that Skipper
committed fraud by giving cer-
tain of her family members un-
due benefits on their property
appraisals. Ahrendt later fired
Skipper, which Skipper claimed:
was retribution for filing her
discrimination complaint.
In February, the county ap-
proved a settlement to end
Skipper's lawsuit that included
provisions that she be paid
back pay and would get her old
job back. But new Property Ap-
praiser Donnie Sparkman, who
defeated Ahrendt in the 2006
election to finish out Kilgore's
term, said there weren't any
open positions in his office. So
Skipper has since been put in
the county's budget office.
Peck is no stranger to defa-
mation and false light lawsuits:
she and Jimmie Doyle filed
such a lawsuit against County
Commissioner Maxie Lawhon
and former commissioner Mike
Stewart after the 2004 election.
After sending out a political
flyer against the two commis-
sioners, who were seeking re-

officials. He was caught without serious
incident. Deputy Ward Kromer, Sgt. John
Zarate, Deputy Jason Newlin and Deputy
Andrew Vass investigated.
On July 6, law enforcement officials
investigated at Woolley Park in Panacea
where they had received a report of a male
suspect threatening people with a knife.
Brian Scott Crum, 19, of Panacea told law
enforcement officials that the suspect they
were seeking had already left the area.
Law enforcement officials determined
that Crum was purposely attempting
to divert attention from the area being
searched. Crum was charged with ob-
struction of justice and transported to
the county jail. At the same time, a 20-
year-old friend of Crum's was subject to a
Baker Act which was related to the case.
Detective Brad Taylor and Lt. Chris Savary
On July 7, Julie D. Mosley of Craw-
fordville reported a vehicle fire on Craw-
fordville Highway. Another motorist asked
Mosley to pull to the side of the road.
When she lifted the hood of her vehicle
smoke was discovered underneath. Mosley
and the other motorist put out the fire. The

election, Lawhon and Stewart
responded with a political
flyer of their own that claimed
statements made in Peck and
Doyle's flyer were lies. The two
women filed a lawsuit claiming
they were defamed, but the law-
suit was dismissed by Wakulla
Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls
several weeks ago who found
the speech was political and
therefore protected by the First
Amendment. Peck and Doyle
have since taken the case to the
First District Court of Appeal,
where it is pending,
The "false light" injury is
relatively new in Florida law
and consists of taking state-
ments that are generally true to
make a claim that is false. The
most famous case, and one still
winding its way through the
appeals process, is that of West
Florida paver Joe Anderson who
sued the Pensacola News Jour-
nal for a series of articles that,
he argued, made it appear he
murdered his wife. Anderson
did shoot his wife in a hunting
accident, but he alleged that the
articles gave the impression he
had purposefully killed her. A
jury awarded Anderson $18.5
million for false light damages,
but the First District Court of
Appeal in Tallahassee over-
turned the verdict. The case has
since been appealed to the state
Supreme Court.

fire is believed to be electrical in nature.
Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated.
On July 9, James B. Brooks of Panacea
reported a criminal mischief as someone
shot an awning at the business. The aw-
ning was damaged in two locations by a BB
gun. Deputy Charles E. Deal investigated.
On July 10, Linda M. Ng of Crawford-
ville reported the theft of her cell phone,
valued at $200. Evidence was collected
through another cell phone that linked a
15-year-old juvenile to the theft. She was
issued a notice to appear in court. Deputy
Mike Crum investigated.
On July 9, Slyvia A. Pritchett of Craw-
fordville reported a disorderly conduct at
a wedding party at the Pickin' Parlor. Two
females, one who was identified, crashed
the wedding party and one of the females
threatened the victim. Captain Steve Ganey
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
received 830 calls for service during the
past week.
Note to our readers: The people who
are reported as charged with crimes in this
column have not yet been to trial and are
therefore innocent until proven guilty.

Chip and Dip
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the Wakulla County Animal Shelter, 1 Oak Street, Crawfordville from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. (next to the Sheriff's Department) Phone: 850-926-0890.
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Tootsie Roll drive

Wakulla County's Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton Church in Medart presented a $637.19 check to the
Dick Howser Center for Childhood Development following
the annual Tootsie Roll drive. Knights of Columbus President
Jim Feltgen presented the check to Director Latoya Timmons.
Pictured, back row left to right, Father Richard Schamber, Felt-
gen, Latoya Timmons and teacher Yolanda Timmons. Front
row from left, David Schamber, and students Kloni Timmons
and Dayton Sadler. Father Richard Schamber of Sopchoppy
was recently ordained at Blessed Sacrament Church in Tal-

Save the manatees

Hospice honors nurses
Covenant Hospice celebrated National Nursing Assistants Week recently by treating their CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) to a
nice meal and surprise gifts. The theme for this year's National Nursing Assistants Week was "Caring is my career I choose respect."
Covenant recognizes and respects what an important part of the care team their CNAs truly are, officials said. Covenant Hospice cur-
rently serves approximately 1,200 patients and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate
care to patients and loved ones facing life limiting illnesses regardless of their ability to pay.

Kendrick is legislator of year

State Representative Will
Kendrick (R-Carrabelle) was pre-
sented with the "Legislator of
the Year Award" by the Florida
Osteopathic Medical Associa-
tion (FOMA) during the 13th
Annual Osteopathic Medicine
Day held on March 28 at the
Capitol. The award was pre-
sented to Rep. Kendrick for his

Lawson recei

from Florida i
Senator Al Lawson of Talla-
hassee, who represents Wakulla
County, was named as one of
Associated Industries of Flor-
ida's Champions for Business.
.Business initiatives that will
reap positive benefits for Flori-
da's economy and the state's 17
million residents remained a top
priority for elected leaders dur-
ing the 2007 Legislative Session.
Based on this year's legislative
agenda, Associated Industries of
Florida (AIF) recently released
its annual Voting Records Re-
port and announced the 2007
Champion for Business award
The voting records are based
on thousands of votes cast
on business related bills and
amendments. The publication
\s considered the most compre-
hensive and objective report in
the state.The AIF Information
Technology Council's Legisla-
tor, of the Year Award was pre-
sented to Senator Al Lawson
(D-Tallahassee). As Chairman

- The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will start selling more than 4,500
alligator harvest permits on a
first-come, first-served basis on
June 12.
. -The sale of alligator permits
begins at 10 a.m. (EDT) June 12
and will continue through 11:59
p.m. (EDT) June 18. During this
period, each person will be lim-
ited to one permit, which allows
the taking of two alligators. If
there are any remaining permits
available after this period, permit
sales will reopen at 10 a.m. (EDT)
June 19, and continue until all
are sold.
:-Applicants have the option
of applying at any county tax
collector's office, license agent
(retail outlet that sells hunting
and fishing licenses), at MyFWC.
com/license or by calling toll-free
1-888-HUNT FLORIDA (486-8356)
from anywhere in the United
States or Canada.
-" Application instructions are
online at MyFWC.com/gators/
ublic/2007 SW_APPL.pdf.
To obtain a permit, applicants
inust submit payment for an al-
ligator trapping license and two
alligator-hide validation tags, or
provide proof of a valid alligator
trapping license (must be valid
through Nov. 1) plus pay the fee

outstanding leadership.
Rep. Kendrick introduced HB
1141 this Session which will
provide for greater oversight
of those seeking to become
Osteopathic Physicians and
will clarify and streamline the
licensure process if passed.
"I am honored to receive this
recognition. Assisting physi-

ves nod

of the Senate Governmental
Operations Committee he spon-
sored the Information Technol-
ogy Council's "must pass bill" of
the session, SB 1974 Relating to
IT Governance.
He also sponsored an amend-
ment supported by the Infor-
mation Technology Council,
requiring state government to
consider refreshing IT equip-
ment on a regularly scheduled
basis. Without Senator Lawson's
leadership on the IT Governance
bill, AIF's issues would not have
made it into the final enrolled
bill that was recently signed by
the Governor, AIF officials said.
Since this bill will guide all en-
terprise information technology
projects in the future, it was very
critical bill for the IT Council.

Complete information on
the 2007 Voting Records and
Champion for Business Awards
are available online at http://aif.

for the two hide-validation tags.
No other hunting licenses are
The cost for a resident alliga-
tor trapping license and hide-
validation tags is $271.50, and
non-residents pay $1,021.50. The
cost for each additional alligator
hunting permit (allowing the
harvesting of two alligators) is
$61.50 regardless of residency.
All fees are nonrefundable. Any
hunter who takes an alligator
must complete and send in an
Alligator Harvest Report Form.
The information gathered from
these forms enables FWC biolo-
gists to monitor alligator popula-
tion trends and impacts of the
annual harvest.
An alligator trapping agent li-
cense is also available for $51.50,
which allows the license holder
to assist a trapper in taking alli-
gators, but only in the presence
of the permitted trapper. All
persons seeking a harvest permit
must be at least 18 years of age
by Aug. 15.
The alligator hunting season
will run 11 consecutive weeks
from Aug. 15 through Nov. 1. For
more information on how to
get involved in these exciting
alligator hunts, visit MyFWC.
com/gators and click on "State-
wide Hunts."

cians in streamlining the licen-
sure process will allow them to
better focus on quality health
care for their patients and in
rural communities allow more
time with patients and less
time on licensure", said Rep.
"I am proud to have spon-
sored this legislation which will
be a big step in improving the
quality of care for citizens of this
State", Kendrick continued.
St. Vincent Hunt
permits available

Applications and informa-
tion for the St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge 2007-08 hunting
season will be available by call-
ing, writing, faxing, or coming
by the St. Marks Refuge office
through AUG. 1, 2007. Sambar
Deer quota hunt applications
must be mailed or hand deliv-
ered to the St. Marks NWR with
$5 application fee per applicant.
The deadline for applications is
4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Suc-
cessfully drawn hunters will be
listed on our website by Aug. 10,
and should receive a notification
letter by mail before Aug. 16.
Only successful hunters will be
notified, and will need to send
in $25 to receive their permit..
For more information, call the
refuge at 925-6121.

The FOMA organization rep-
resents 4,200 licensed osteo-
pathic physicians in the State
of Florida.




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FWMA: Continued from Page 1
. FWMA recently learned that a benefit golf
tournament scheduled for Wildwood had to be
cancelled due to a conflict. In addition, a grant
that provided the Beatty's with funding was not re-
fiewed this year. With no grant or major fundraiser,
FWMA is scrambling for financial assistance.
- Beatty said there are more than 200 "critters"
on the property receiving some sort of medical
assistance. Like Dr. Doolittle or Noah and his Ark,
4eatty has a wide variety of wildlife including
songbirds, waterfowl, birds of prey, foxes, raccoons,
deer, skunks and more.
need for finan-
cial assistance is
acute during the
warmnner months
that make up
"baby season." -.
Beatty's dedi- I
cated staff and 7
volunteers not
qnly feed the
many animals,
but clean habi-
tats and cut food
into bite size
pieces. The loss
of the grant and
tournament has
left the wildlife ,.
Center $45,000 '
ihort for the sea- This young red fox has a mt
Son. Beatty said thanks to the care provided b
the situation "is
very scary."
* The center requires $2,000 per week to operate
and nine students and three adults have been
Iiired to assist FWMA. A closing of the center
would not only hurt the animals, she said, but
the learning experiences of the staff and the lost
outreach programs.
Beatty moved to Wakulla County from Fort Lau-
derdale 12 years ago. She has more than 20 years
6f experience at the Wildlife Care Center in Fort
Itauderdale. FWMA has an outstanding recovery
rate as nearly 65 percent of the injured animals
brought to the center survive. Many recover well
enough to be sent back to the wild as only three
percent on the injured wildlife become permanent
residents of FWMA.
"I'm very, very excited," said Beatty of a pro-
posal to create a wildlife center on county land on
Lawhon Mill Road. The property is being consid-
ered for an equestrian center and historic village
as well. If the plan becomes a reality, Beatty will
have a place to put animals that have recovered
from injuries but can't be returned into the wild.
The center would be "education based" and "some
place Wakulla County can be proud of," she said.
The medical building housed an osprey, pos-
sum, gopher tortoise, hawk, otter and swallow tail
kite recently. The animals receive intensive care and


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feeding by the dedicated staff.
There wasn't much on the Beatty property when (
the operation began. Now there are habitats and
trails all over the property. Some of the wildlife
remain shy and quiet, while others such as some c
of the deer, pelican and an otter came to the edge
of the habitat to ask for playtime. The property
houses a blind horse and an elderly goat who p
serves as the "eyes of the horse." t
"We really love what we do," said Beatty. "It's t
heartbreaking when we lose one." A white tailed
deer named "Penny" came to Beatty for attention f
like one of her own dogs. There were as many as
52 deer in the 2 1/2 acre deer habitat, recently the
number of deer was 38. A pelican named "Doofy"
came over to in-
vestigate Beatty
and visitors to r
its habitat.
Beatty cred-
*ited her hus-
S, "band for being
the man behind
,. the scenes. Mike
. drives for Quan-
S. turn and serves
*' S as the "fix it per-
snk "We've been
married for 19
years," said Be-
Satty. ""Without b
k him we couldn't
do this." For the
record, the Beat-
ch better future ahead of him, ty's own clan of
y FWMA. critters numbers
five dogs and a
cockatoo, most
of the rescue variety.
Gill Hepple and several volunteers made their
way around the medical building making sure all of
the animals were fed and cared for as ducks, a loon,
barred owl and fox asked for attention nearby.
"I never realized it would get this big," said
Beatty. "Every year it just gets busier and busier.
We've sort of outgrown the property."
Beatty linked her desire to help animals to
witnessing a deer get hit by a car. The deer was
shot following the accident. "I thought, I could fix
that," said Beatty.
Beatty, a native Floridian, was raised in Jamaica
by Jamaican and English parents. She came to
Wakulla County to be with family members. "I love
Wakulla County," she said. "I love the trees."
Why worry about all the animals? "We owe it to
them," she said. "We're encroaching on their terri-
tory. As we continue to grow as a county, our calls
increase. Losing 40 percent of our injured animals
is heartbreaking, but the successes are inspiring."
Anyone who would like to help the association
financially can send a check to FWMA, 198 Edgar
Poole Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327 or pay by Pay-
Pal through the web site, www.wakullawildlife.org.
The association can be reached at 926-8308.


Continued from Page 1
determined on Jan. 1 for the
:oming tax year.
The DOR has 45 days to review
Sparkman's documents and ap-
prove the tax roll. The taxing au-
horities will receive the approved
tax roll numbers from the state
and can finish building budgets
for the 2007-2008 budget year.
The Truth In Millage (TRIM)
notices will be mailed to property
owners by approximately Aug. 17.
The notices project what taxpay-
ers will owe in taxes as well as
reflecting the assessed value of
:he property.
Taxpayers have 25 days in
which to appeal their assessed
value if they feel the value is in
error. If the taxpayers are unable
to work out their differences with
Sparkman, they may appear before
the Value Adjustment Board in late
September or early October,
The Value Adjustment Board is
made up of school board members
and county commissioners who
hold a meeting later in the year to
hear any appeals of the assessed
value rates from the public.
After the tax roll is approved,
Sparkman will pass the tax roll on
to tax Collector Cheryll Olah for
collection. Tx bills will be mailed
in November.
Any development that was
completed before Jan. 1, 2007 will
appear on the 2007 tax roll, but
any construction completed after
Jan. 1 will appear on the 2008 tax
roll, The tax roll has exceeded $1
billion for three years. It was only

$125 million in 1984.
"It has been more enjoyable
than I imagined," said Sparkman
of his first year as property ap-
praiser. "It's a genuine enjoyment
to work with the public. I started
doing this stuff in 1970. We still

have a long way to go to fix prob-
lems. It will take some time. We
have 25,000 parcels. A lot of the
problems go back awhile. We want
a roll that is as fair and equitable
as possible."

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007




Approximately 50 units formed the 34th Sopchoppy Fourth of July Parade last week. Organizer
Debbie Dix came to the rescue when nobody wanted to organize the event in 2007. The winning
units in several categories included Virginia Davis, Sopchoppy Arts Association, Area Realty, Cres-
cent Moon Farm, Wakulla Horseriders, Internal Medicine/Family Practice, Bryson Harvey and two
honorable mentions, the Inn at Wildwood and the Democratic Executive Committee. Dix said she
plans to make the 2008 parade even larger. "It was a lot of fun," she said. "We honored veterans,
law enforcement and the military."

Collection effort,
recycling all set.
for July 21
In a fine display of teamwork,
civic groups in Panacea, many
civic organizations in Wakulla
County, and individuals who
want to support the Panacea
region have blended their re-
sources and abilities to wage a
massive cleanup and recycling
day on Saturday, July 21.
The Household Hazardous
Waste event will begin at 7:30
a.m. and will continue until 2
p.m. The cleanup and recycling
activities start at 7:30 a.m. as
well and will continue until 4
p.m. Proceeds from recycling
,vill support the county grant to
rebuild the Rock Landing com-
rercial dock.
-. The Household Hazardous
Waste event, located at the
Panacea Woman's Club, will ac-
cept hazardous waste from any
resident of Wakulla County. The
Panacea Woman's Club is located
:n Otter Lake Road, just off
Coastal Highway 98. Signs will
be posted to show the way.
As usual, hazardous waste
products include paints, solvents,
fertilizers, oven cleaners, pool
chemicals, paint strippers, used
motor oil, outdated gas, batter-
ies, and similar products. We
will also accept computers and
related parts. If you have bad
smelling liquid in a container
in your garage, and you don't
know what it is, you may bring
that, too. Chemist Rosemary
Bottcher will be available to find
out what it is and to dispose of
it properly.
This is a particularly impor-
tant cleanup day. Organizers plan
to assist those Panacea residents
who have been unable to get
large items to the landfill. They
yill post 1,000 notices around
the community explaining how
these items may be picked up.
If you live in Panacea only, ar-
rangements can be made to help
you dispose of washers, dryers,
sofas, mattresses, large pieces
of metal and even old cars. You
will be able to pick up these no-
tices at the Bayside IGA, Crum's
Mini Mall, Coastal Restaurant,
Discount Liquors, and Posey's
Up the Creek. Organizers are
saying: "Help Us Help You." July
21 will be a busy day in Wakulla
- It's a new year for Keep Wakul-
la County Beautiful (KWCB) and
we're celebrating it with our
Annual Meeting and Awards
Ceremony. At 6:30 p.m. on Thurs-

day, July 19, we'll meet at the Inn
at Wildwood for a social half-
hour. Adopt-a-Road volunteers,
sponsors, directors, and other
environmentally aware residents
will enjoy the company of like-
minded people. If you are not a
KWCB member, but would like
to come, please dol Just call 926-
0830 in advance to let us know
you're coming. Dinner will be
held at 7 p.m. We'll have fried
chicken, two sides, salad, drinks
and dessert for only $9.
KWCB President Don Hen-
derson wants to give a personal
thank you to all our volunteers
who are helping to keep our
county clean and beautiful. It is
a time to recognize and thank
sponsors who provide funding
for all our programs. We also
want to let our Adopt-a-Road,
Adopt-a-Highway and our new
Adopt-a-Park participants know
how much we appreciate them.
Volunteers have helped in many
projects during the year and we
would like to recognize them as
well. It's fun to see who's been
involved in our programs, and
to find out what they've been
up to.
Besides all this recognition of
volunteers, we're plotting a little
fun, too. So, don't cook Thursday,
July 19. Come to KWCB's Annual
Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Local girls at
Miss Florida
Sunshine Princesses Emma
Donaldson of Sopchoppy and
Emily Fiorini of Tallahassee
participated in the Miss Florida
Pageant on Saturday, June 30
as Miss Tallahassee, Kylie Wil-
liams, 23, was crowned Miss
Florida 2007.
The Sunshine Princess Pro-
gram is a mentoring program
sponsored by the Miss Florida
Organization and directed by
Miss Florida Pageant Board
Member Martha DeWitt of Tal-
In addition, Stacy Holley of
Crawfordville and Kimberly
Fiorini of Tallahassee received
the President's Award as "Ex-
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220 Cars
225 Trucks
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270 Electronics
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280 Home Appliances
285 Jewelry
290 Musical Instruments
295 Building Materials
305 Machinery, Tools & Equipment
310 Firewood Products
315 Farm & Garden Equipment
320 Farm Products & Produce
325 Horses
330 Livestock, Farm Animals
335 Pets
340 Plants
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415 Announcements
420 Card of Thanks
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430 In Memoriam
435 Lost and Found
440 Personals and Notices

505 Acreage for Lease
510 Acreage for Sale
515 Apartments for Rent
520 Townhouses for Rent
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530 Commercial Property for Rent
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Legal Notice I


CASE NO.: 2007-19-FC

CASE NO.: 2007-67-FC Vs.


DECEASED, et al,
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 20 Peggy Street,
Crawfordville, FL 32327
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following property in WAKULLA
County, Florida:
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Echevar-
ria, Codilis & Stawiarski, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the
original with this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
this 5th day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond
Clerk of the Court

(Seal Of The Wakulla Co

ly: -s-Chris Gibson
As Deputy Clerk
unty Circuit Court)
July 12, 19, 2007

FILE NO. 2007-55-PR
Probate Division

The administration of the estate of Curtis Bernard
Lamb, deceased, File Number 2007-55-PR, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla, County,
lorida, Probate Division, the address of which is
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Flor-
ida 32327. The name and address 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 the decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and person
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
July 5, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representative
Deidre A. Farrington
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 488690
2887 Crawfordville Highway Suite 4
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-2173
Telephone: (650)926-2700
Personal Representative
F. Maurice Lamb
658 Forest Lake Drive South
Macon, Georgia 31210

July 5, 12, 2007

1800 Primrose Drive #100A
Waco, TX 7606

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following property in WAKULLA
County, Florida:
Commence at a St. Joe Paper Co. permanent ref-
erence monument marking the Northeast comer
of Section 9 (also being the Southeast corner of
Section 4), Township 3 South, Range 1 East, Wa-
kulla County, FL and thence run South 00 de-
grees 47 minutes 54 seconds West along a fence
line 500.71 feet to a St. Joe Paper Co. permanent
monument, thence run South 89 degrees 51 min-
utes 39 seconds West 1405.56 feet to an old con-
crete monument on the Westerly boundary of the
66.00 foot right-of-way of State Road No. 363,
thence run North 10 degrees 42 minutes 50 sec-
onds West along said Westerly right-of-way
boundary run South 81 degrees 58 minutes 31
seconds West 283.58 feet to a concrete monu-
ment for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said
POINT OF BEGINNING thence run South 10 de-
grees 47 minutes 10 seconds West 283.00 feet to
the Easterly right-of-way boundary of Old Wood-
ville Road, thence run North 10 degrees 51 min-
utes 36 seconds West along said right-of-way
boundary 206.16 feet, thence run North 81 de-
grees 58 minutes 31 seconds East 283.58 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 1.297
acres, more or less.
Together with: 1998 Summerplace
Doublewide Mobilehome ID #SHGA2751A and
SHGA2751 B
has been filed against you. You are required to
file written defenses with the clerk of the court
and to serve a copy within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this notice of Plaintiff's at-
tomey, Golson Law Firm, 1230 South Myrtle Ave-
nue, Suite 105, Clearwater, FL 33756-3445, oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court of
this 29th day of June, 2007

Clerk of the Court
Chris Gibson
As Deputy Clerk
July 12, 19, 2007
NOTICE Is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ ol Execution issued In Cir
cult Coudrt, of Gadsden Counti, Florida, on the 26th day L April. 2007. in
the cause wherein E. George Abrition was Plaintif and Martha Ferrera, as
Personal Representative of the Eslate of Jani Elizabeth Abonton was De-
(endant, being Case No97-313CA In said Court. I. David F, Havey, Shnodi
al Wakulia County., Florida, have levied upon all the rights title, and interest
ni David A. Baeli and taken Indl my conslrucve custody the following de-
scribed Real Property tw-l:
-- 14.03AC -OR265 P 505
St. Marks Rivers Ede Communi Lol 8, Cont 1 47AC OR 265 P510
OR 43 P 675 (36-3-0tE-C25 t5540a-O6S
Commence atl an Iron pipe marking the Northeasi corner of Section 35
(also neing the Northwest comer ol Secon 36) Township 3 South, Range
1 East, Wakull County, Florida and thence run South 89 deg trees 34 mn-
ules 43 seconds West along the North boundary l said Section 35. a dis-
tance of 2475.52 ftat to thePOINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF
BEGINNING continue south 89 degrees 34 minutes 43 seconds Wes
along said North bondna 1856 37 loot io the Westerty right-l-way bound-
ary uo a Florida Power orporaton Power Une Easemen, thence run
South 17 denrees 09 minutes 49 seconds East along said d ht-o-wte
boundary n 461e 1 test to the Nontthwosteriy dghl-P way ot Nonew orl soe
thence on along said dL-ol way.boundary as follows. North d4 degrees
59 minutes 29 seconds ast o66,1 ltoot, thence Noeh 41 degree 35 mi
utes 42 seconds Eas 900.29 loeo, thence Ncdh 41 degrees 41 minutes 04
seconds East 136,64 eet, thence ieavig said giohl-ot-way boundary run
Nonh, 50 degrees 40 minutes 21 West 1279.64 loot. thence son Nodh 06
de gees 35 minutes 09 seconds East 2101.71 et io the POINT OF BE-
GINNING containing 131 00 acres, more or
less f35-3S-01Et-00.05536-204)
Subject to a Flonda Power Corporation Powern Line Easment over end
across the Wosledy o100 00 eel Ihereot
Further on the 7th day o0 August 2307. at the hocr at 100AM. or as soon
thereafter aso sseble. at The Wakuila County Sherifis Office located at 15
Oak Street. Crawfotdvifle, Ronda, I w1l offer for sale all the said right title
and Snteres in the aforesaid Real Property at Public Aucticn and wil sell
the same. subjecct to axes, all prior hens. encumbrances and judgments, ci
any. In to hl ghest and best bidder Ior CASH IN HAND The proceeds to be
aOplied as far as mayb to the payment cl costs and the satsfacon cl the
abonestryib dod lacution,

July 5.12.19 & 26, 2007

CASE NO. 07-53-CA

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet Title
to the following property in Wakulla County, Flor-
Wakulla County Parcel ID No.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
tiff's attorney's, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more than
(30) days from the first publication date of this no-
tice of action, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
neys or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Dated this 8th day June, 2007.

CASE NO.: 2007-81-FC




CASE NO. 2007-79-CA

Pamela Renee Moser, fka Pamela Renee
Revell and Stephen Montgomery Revell,
The Florida Coastal Corporation, a corporation
dissolved by proclamation whose mailing address
was General Delivery or P.O. Box 181, Panacea,
Florida and its respective officers/directors who
were Steve Revell and Louise Revell, who are
known to be deceased, and T.V. Gibson, a/k/a
T.Y. Gibson, who is not known to be dead or alive,
and their respective devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties natural, corporate, or other-
wise, claiming interests by, through, under, or
against them to have any right, title, or interest in
or to the lands hereinafter described, Defendants.
To: Defendants Florida Coastal Corporation, a
corporation dissolved by proclamation whose
mailing address was General Delivery in Pana-
cea, Florida or P.O. Box 181, Panacea, Florida
and its respective officers/directors who were
Steve Revell and Louise Revell, who are known to
be deceased, and T.V. Gibson, a/k/a T.Y. Gibson,
who Is not known to be dead or alive, and their re-
spective devisees, grantees, creditors, and all
other parties natural, corporate, or otherwise,
claiming Interests by, through, under, or against
them to have any right, title, or interest in or to the
lands hereinafter described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to
real property has been filed against you. As filed,
this quiet title action requests the Court determine
that none of the above-named parties have any
right, title or Interest in the parcels of property in
Wakulla County described as follows: Lots 8 and
51 of Block B; and Lots 8,11,42,53 & 58 of Block
C; and Lot 12 of Block D of Unit One of Wakulla
River Estates.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Doris I. Sanders, Plaintiff's At-
torney, whose address is 2181 Crawfordville
Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida 32327, on or before
August 3, 2007, and to file the original with the
clerk of the above named court in Crawfordville,
Florida either before service on this attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default may
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
Dated this 22nd day of June, 2007.
As Clerk Of Court
BY; Chris Gibson
As Deputy Clerk

July 5,12, 19,26, 2007
2007 TXD 004
ter, Sr. the holder of the following certification has
filed said certification for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:

Certificate # 369 Year of Issuance 2(
Description of
23-5S-02W-095-02891 -000
Panacea Park
Block 11 lot 118

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following property in WAKULLA
County, Florida:

has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Eche-
varria, Godilis & Stawiarski, Plairitiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the
original with this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition.
Brent X. Thurmond
Clerk of the Court
July 12, 19, 2007
announces their regular school board meeting to
which all interested persons are invited.


Monday, July 16, 2007
5:45 p.m.
School Board Room
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida

PURPOSE: Regular school board meeting.
For further information please contact:
Superlntendent=s Office
Wakulla County Schools
P.O. Box 100, 69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, FL 32326
850 926-0065
July 12, 2007

110 Help Wanted

Gulf Coast Aggregates has office po-
sition available. Located on Hwy.
67,13 miles N. of Carrabelle. Please
call (850)697-4669.

Local Cleaning Lady hiring full-time
day cleaning personnel. Must have
experience, transportation and must
pass a background check. Serious
inquiries only. Call (850)509-0623.

000 Ochlockonee Bay Realty is Now Hir-
Property ing for Office Manager in our Craw-
fordville office. Please fax resume to
850-926-9150, attention Marsha.

Name in which assessed Simmie Lee & Deloriss
Fort, said property being in the County of Wakulla.
State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the courthouse door on the 15 day of
August, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 25 day of June, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
June 28, 2007
July 5,12, 19,2007
Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage
Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV,
that ABC Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on
Saturday, July 28th, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at 3743
Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327, of
the contents of Mini Warehouse containing per-
sonal property of:
Michael Hudson, Jr.
Jessie Harrell
Mike Elkins
Payments must be made on July 27th, 2007 by
5:00 p.m. before the sale date of July 28th, 2007.
The owners may redeem their property by pay-
ment of the Outstanding Balance and cost by con-
tacting ABC Storage at 508-5177. Or by paying in
person at the warehouse location.

SJuly 12, 19, 2007

Wakulla Springs State Park immedi-
ately seeks a full-time seasonal
Cashier. Must immediately be avail-
able; work a rotating schedule and
weekends. Good customer service
skills required. Cashier experience
preferred. Submit a completed ST of
FL Employment application to Angie.
For more information call the park at

115 Services & Businesses

Wakulla County for 14 years. Li-
censed & Insured. Call Jim or Teresa
Porter. (850)926-2400.

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

Fencing. 519-1416.

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 Services-land
clearing, mowing. No minimum, large
or small job. 30 years experience.
Call 933-1118.

Loader work, food plots, land clear-
ing, stump grinding. For free esti-
mates call (850)445-4020.

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

Dixon & Dixon LLC. All types of car-
pentry repairs, decks, fencing, floor-
ing, termite, water damage. Li-
censed, Insured/LLC. (850)528-2253.


From Here To Yonder in a Day's Time...



I can transfer your VHS home videos
to DVD's. $10 per hour of tape time
plus blank DVD's. Call Kevin @
Commercial, residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service, instal-
lation. All makes and models. Lic.
#RA0062516. 926-3546.

Munges Tree- 24 hour emergency
service (850)421-8104.

McCALL Your ne

Vince Gerheim.
Shop Manager
Mike Decker,
Jamie McCall,

2007 S. Monroe, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Shop 850-942-1043
Mike's Cell 850-591-2493

McCarty Home

Services LLC


Pressure Washing

Home Maintenance

Small Home Repairs

No Job Too Small


Mr. Stump
Quick Service
Cellular: 509-8530

Free Estimates-Affordable Prices
421-7464 or Cell 508-5378

Pressure Washing
Billy Roddenberry

Building Contractor, Custom Homes
& Marine. For more information call
John. Lic. RB0066634

Residential/Commercial, New Con-
struction. Remodeling. Soft
Wash/Pressure Washl. Licensed-and
Insured. Free Estimates. Worker's
Comp. Certified. (850) 519-0416.

Radical Car Care Specializing in
Japanese makes and models and
American models. Call

We stock water pumps, electric mo-
tors and parts. Complete installation
and repair services. 962-3051.


North Pointe Center

Stephen D. Webster Carpentry & Ce-
ramic Tile, Interior & Exterior 35 yrs.
experience. (850)510-8148.

serving Wakulla & Leon
also grave sites clean-up (one time
cleaning or regular maintaining)
Please call
Tim @ (850)528-5032 /

The Party Train Children's train
rental for special events, birthday -
parties, church or corporate events.
mvpartytrain.com 926-9198.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007-Page 3B

125 Schools
S and Instruciton

Music Lessons
Over 20 Years Teaching Experience
All Popular Styles Taught
Call Mike McCarty

200 Items For Sale

Used Furniture
4:360 Crawfordville Hwy.
(850)926-2900 Antique oak buffet
with hutch, a little refinishing would
make it a keepsake.

Used Furniture
4360.Crawfordville Hwy.
(850)926-2900 Double recliner chair,
t.eige couch, rocker, table & 4 chairs.

Used Furniture
4360 Crawfordville Hwy.
(850)926-2900 Electric stove, freezer,

Abundance of bedding, sofas, inte-
rior/exterior doors, windows/screens,
fiberglass shower units and light fix-
tures. Open Tuesday thru Saturday,
9a.m. to 5 p.m., 940 Shadeville Hwy.
(Hwy. 61), 926-4544.
Used Furniture
4360 Crawfordville Hwy.
(850)926-2900 Oak highboy dresser,
solid, iron full-size bed, nicely de-

:Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"
61 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
S 850-962-2550
Open Wed, Fri. I 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Window Unit. A/C $40. Call 251-6551
if interested.

210 Auctions


keal Estate Seminar

Tues., July 17,6:30 P.M.

Public Invited Free

1029 Thomasville Rd.

850-510-2501 ,B2

215 Auto Parts and Acces- -
sories I

Truck/Camper top by A.R.E. 3 ac-
cess windows. Blue granite/paint-
able. Fits standard Chevy. New.
Paid $1,500. Asking $800. Allen

220 Cars

91 Ford Escort automatic, A/C, runs
good. $800 OBO. (850)567-7218.
'94. Jeep Cherokee. 4-WD, A/C,
Automatic, Tow Package. Runs
great. $2,700 OBO. 528-5952.

225 Trucks

1997 Ford E150 6-passenger Club-
wagon van. 4.6 Litre Triton V-8 en-
gine-runs excellent. 136,000 miles.
$4,800 OBO. 926-5849.

320 Farm Products
& Produce

U-Pick peas, and field corn. Raker
Farms. (850)926-7561.

335 Pets

Pure Bred Boston Terrier Puppies,
includes paper, first shots, wormed.
$500. In Cairo, GA. 229-377-3570.

355 Yard Sales

Big Yard & Knife Expo. 66 E J
Stringer in Wakulla Gardens. Brand
name knives, dog kennels and
house, tires and rims, misc. items.
Sat & Sun 8am-1 pm.
Big Yard Sale Mysterious Waters.
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 9am-until. Rain or
Find treasures and historical publica-
tions at The Old Jail Museum Thrift
Shop, High Drive, behind Court-
house, Saturdays 9 to 1.
Fri & Sat off Hwy 319 Sopchoppy,
look for signs.
Huge 3-family yard sale Saturday,
July 14, 8AM until 3PM. No early
buzzards. Hand tools, power tools,
drill press, like new lawn tractor,
push mower, 500 4X4 4-wheeler, an-
tique refrigerator, air purifier, house-
hold goods, shop work bench, fish-
ing tackle, boat parts, and 9.9 out-
board. 4 miles east of Crawfordville
on White Oak Drive. Watch for signs.
'Cancelled if rain.
Huge Yard Sale Saturday 7/14. 138
San Marcos Drive. 8am-2pm. Furni-
ture, housewares, clothing, and
much more.
Sat 7/14 Moving Sale 8 am Noon.
180 Mt. Zion Rd. Pool table, furni-
ture, toys, clothes, kitchen items,
books, cookbooks, baby items,
truck, engine.
Sat July 14 Farmer's Market. Fresh
fruits, vegetables, home-baked pies,
cakes, home canning. Downtown
Sopchoppy at The Outfitters.
Sat July 14 Yard Sale. Sopchoppy
and Ochlockonee Bay United Meth-
odist Youth. Downtown Sopchoppy
at The Outfitters 8am-lpm.
Saturday, 7/14, art sale, books, pic-
tures, glassware, clothes, toys, etc.
1 mile west of WHS on Hwy 98 Me-
dart. 8AM.
Yard Sale at Linda's Beauty Salon.
8am until. 926-7686.

I 420 Card of Thanks

T family of Paul Fitzpatrick Barnell
Taylor, Sr. wishes to express our
deepest gratitude for the kindness
and compassion demonstrated by
our friends and neighbors at the time
of Paul's homegoing. No words can
describe how much the outpouring
of love meant to us. The cards, calls,
visits, gifts, services, and food were
appreciated, and each act of love
was cherished. Thank you.

435 Lost and Found

Lost 25 ft. orange fiberglass exten-
sion ladder jack. 850-778-6482.
Lost Black Cat. Vicinity of Library in
Medart. Please call if found.
Wheelbarrow on Surf Rd. Call

240 Boats and Motors 2 GORGEOUS
Nice level, cleared home sites,
14'.Alumacraft Jon Boat. 9.9 John- wooded, in beautiful neighbor-
son.. Gator trailer. Asking $1,000 hood of exquisite homes within
OBO. 926-9829. urban Crawfordville.
$75 000 Each
-250 Sporting Goods REDUCEb $69,000 Each
250 SporingooCall Carol Ann at
Bb '-lex Sport. Barely used. $800 108 SEAve. "A" (Facing Hwy. 98), Carrabelle
Okoi 850-926-5575. 697-9604 566-9293



Stacey Jeffersonl recently oined MNar-Lu Properties. Inc as
-2 J< cli'i r Consult.-nt Stjtce % ill be available to help owners place
haii h>'omes ,on the market a-, well as assist buyers in making round
"IIiLli jii 1 dLcLit, lir'ni A r\ yr s pcial area of expertise and assistancee
"will be provided b1 Stacel to those ,wishing to custom build homes,
'update their e\,,ting properties or prepuie their properties for res..ale
through her min\ \.jaris of'torking with Ben Jetterson Construction.
a company she .ind iher husband o\'n together. Currenil\ Sticey is the
first woman in akiill:a CountM to obtain her State Cerhitied
Residential ( 'ntraLtor-, license Conitct Staccc at .'5i.-519-liiInS to
design, sell or 'us, uour next home.

236 Mohave Road $139,900 1377 SF
lolal under roof in this gorgeous 3/2
w/corian counterlops, tile,' hardwood
floors, step ceiling w/rope lighting in living
room and 9 fl. ceilings throughout.

500 Real Estate, Homes
50I Mobiles I

All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation, or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin or
an intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children un-
der the age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant wom-
en and people securing the custody
of children under the age of 18.
This newspaper will not accept any
advertising for real estate that is a
violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll free at 1 -800-669-9777.
The toll free number for the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

What an opportunity Large brick
home with fireplace, in ground pool,
workshop, barn & more on nearly 4
acres withHi h 319frontagel The
pos ibil' 806,000
Lan at Sell Your highway
fro Hboat
T on the date of your el
S choice. At a fair price ee
B without doing any r-
repairs. I1

$9 Call me NOW!
Enj i 926-2100 na
rwt ww. homesellersdepot.com ered
porch patio
room, work wall all
at a reduced prices 7,500
Panacea Mineral springs Several
lots to choose from in fast-growing
coastal area $74,900 each.

510 Acreage for Sale

Beautiful one acre lot in Wildwood
Country Club and Golf Course. 177
feet on hole #6. Outstanding poten-
tial, heavily wooded with Wild Cherry,
Pine and Oak trees, paved road and
city water. Best deal in Wakulla
County will not last long. $59,900..
Phone (850)459-3808.
20 acres $179,000 Wakulla County.
Call Susan McKaye, owner/agent
(850)510-2477. Ochlockonee Bay
3 lots in Wakulla Gardens adjacent to
each other. Cleared and ready to
build. $15,000 each. Call
5 acres, Wakulla County, septic, well,
site ready for Home or Mobile Home.
$139,000. (850)510-6200.

Lic. Real Estate Broker
Crawfordville Hwy.
(850) 926-2898 Fax
3BEDR/2BTH new homes on 3/
acre off the Ochlockonee River.
Wood flooring in Living/Kitchen/Din-
ing, large screened porch, parking
below, screen room/ storage.
Community boat ramp in area.
Acre lot in walking distance to the
Ochlockonee River. Community
Boat Ramp in area. Zoned for
homes only. Asking $69,000
DEER RUN 5 cleared acres with
older mobile home. In an area of
homes and mobile home. $79,900
-33.60 Will Divide, wooded, con-
venient to the Apalachicola National
Forest. Priced at $6,000/acre.
SOPCHOPPY 22.6 Acres, 2
Parcel with approx. 537' on River.


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Duplex 3BR/2BA in Crawfordville.
$850 mo. Appliances, water in- I l~nll i
eluded. (850)926-8905 leave mes- inny Dela ey
saqe., or (850)519-1420.
520 Townhouses for Rent Mobile: 850-566-6271
,,_. _Email: ginnydelaney246@msn.com
11C Townhome in Camelot subdivi- ,
sion/Crawfordville. .3BR/2BA
$895.00/month. Requires 1 year "Letthe- #1 Salek Teae, m t,
lease and security deposit of t # e '
$895.00. No pets. Ready at end of WaJcuUa Cowctty Ope,#v D OOr-fw YOu."
July. Ochlockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001. www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com. Ochlockonee Bay Realty is pleased to
26B Townhome in Camelot subdivi- announce Ginny Delaney as
sion/Crawfordville. 3BR/2BA
$895.00/mo. Requires 1 year lease Top Lister for June 2007.
and security deposit of $895.00. No
pets. Ready at end of July. Och- OLh'kuir'o B o
lockonee Bay Realty: 850-984-0001. Panacea: Crawfordville:
www.obrealty.com 146 Coastal HWy 2851 C-ville Hwy.
obr@obrealty.com 850-984-0001 850-926-9260
3BD/3BA Luxury Townhomes. $999 www obrealty corn obr@obrealty.com
per month, all amenities, close to
downtown. (850)591-0627.

* *New Subdivision
All subdivisions have wund
ground electric and water
Savannah Forest $41
1+ ac. tracts offWak. Arran
Sellars Crossing $65,
1+ ac lots inNorth Wakul
Steeplechase $94,960
$109,900. 5 ac. wooded trad
Horse friendly!
Walkers Mill $69,90
2 ac. wooded lots, located
Lower Bridge Road.

Paradise A%%aits at
SGulf Breeze Dr.
.-., 2BR 2BA coastal hi.me on deep" a-
,er canal % d,.J.: located mn beautii
Oyster Ba) Estates Features custom Call
ile in hnuig area trTap-around decl Donna Card
B screened porch. large nmeaniane. & 850-508-1235

s** **BrandNew** 938 Rehwinkel Rd.
er- Carmen Maria! in Crawfordville
r. Build your custom This mini farm is a -- .ii,.
.900. home on one of rare find, with an
Rd. these beautiful updated 3BR/2BA The Franklin
900. wooded lots near home, sun porch, 3BR/2BA 1807 Sq. Ft.
la. Lake Talquin.trees,-and home in Sellars Crossing.
to Appealing entrance, gorgeous trees and Features include screened
cts. paved roads, several oginal out porch, Hardie board and
streetlights, & buildings all on 5.5 brick exterior, fireplace,
00. underground water acres. Must have ceiling fans, appliances,
on and electric, appointment to show. whirlpool tub & much
$34,900. $239,000. more! $269,000.

Priced to Sell

S" at $169,000!

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Clayton Harney Jane Robinson

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Mary A. Bookmiller CRS, GRI Broker/Owner/Realtor 850-597-2923

106 W. 5th Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-222-2166 tel.
Call Donna Card
850- 508-1235

2 acre tract in Wakulla
Forest with paved roads
and city water. Near
Wakulla Station. $59,950.
Carmen Rocio Perfec
opportunity! 2 ac. lot off
Shadeville Hwy near Wa-
kulla Station. $69,900.
Two 5+ acre tracts off
Rehwinkel Rd. with large
trees on the back of prop-

erties and a small pond.
$161,700 and $163,500.

515 Apartments for Rent

530 Comm. Property I
for Rent 1

1,074 sq. ft. Retail Store Front for
Rent in Lewiswood Center, Wood-
ville. Growing area, convenient to
Wakulla and Leon Counties.
1,600 sq. ft. $1,000/month. Down-
town Crawfordville. Call Tami at
Bluewater Realty Group.
940 sq. ft. Office/Retail Units at the
corner of Spring Creek & Hwy. 98 (at
the road to Shell Point). Only $9/psf!
Ask about Move-In Specials, too!
$705/mo., plus tax and cam. Owner/
Agent, Sherri Merkle (850)926-5725
or (850)322-7106.
Commercial space for lease. Craw-
fordville Hwy. frontage next to
County Offices and Subway. Please
call (850)251-7628.
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,

Climate Control


Find out how easy and
affordable storage is
24 hour video surveillance
Locally Owned
(many sizes)

$400/month plus tax
Includes Utilities
& Full Kitchen Use
Located at 3295
Crawfordville Hwy.
Call (850) 926-4511

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530 Comm. Property for
I Rent


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

Office/Home space for rent, road
frontage on highway 319 in Craw-
fprdville. Lots of parking

545 Homes for Sale 555 Houses for Rent

1273 Old Woodville Road cozy,
Surdy renovated older 3BR/1BA
home on corner lot in Wakulla con-
venient to Tallahassee. New AC/heat
and vinyl with antique pot belly stove
Sfr charm and large garage that can
tte .enclosed for more room. Only
$105,000 includes 1 year warranty.
Iremier Properties, (850)421-0020.




Call 926-7102

Shell Point

1119 Alligator Drive. 2BR/2BA
Beachfront. $1,300.00/month. Re-
quires 1 year lease and security de-
posit of $1,300.00. Ochlockonee
Bay Realty: 850-98.4-0001.
22 Mardi Gras Way/Alligator Point.
2BR/2BA Canalfront.
$850.00/month. Requires 1 year
lease and security deposit of
$850.00. Ochlockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001. www.obrealty.com
2785 Surf Rd./Ochlockonee Bay.
2BR/1BA on the bay
$1,000.00/month. Requires 1 year
lease and security deposit of
$1,000.00. Ochlockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001. www.obrealty.com
3BR/2BA Brand New. New appli-
ances, W/D. $800/mo. No pets/no
smoking. Call Tami w/ Bluewater
Realty Groun at 850-556-1396.


4BR/2BA farm house on 2 wooded
lots near Lake Ellen in Wakulla
County. Completely refurnished; in-
cludes appliances. Owner financing
available, $125,000. (850)926-3164.
Gorgeous New 3 BR'2 BA just com-
pleted. 1,300 sq. ft. all concrete on a
150 acre Lake Ellen Subdivision in
Wakulla. Owner's finance, rent to
own or 100% financing options avail-
able (850) 443-3300. $129,900 37
John David Dr.
Leon County handy-man special,
cheap, cash. (850)926-2100.
Single Family HOME FOR SALE by
owner: 1999 3BR/2BA includes ap-
pliances, beautifully landscaped,
shed for extra storage. Brick and
Hardiboard, 94 Tafflinger Rd.
$140,000, (850)728-6371 or (850)

2BR/2BA MH Sopchoppy on 1/2 Looking for 2 roommates. $75/wk
acre, no pets. $465 plus deposit. Call includes everything except food and
566-4124 or 984-0103. TV. Call 567-2466.


T. Gaupin, Broker

Florida Coastal
Properties, Inc.

Silver Coast


What's The Weather
At Shell Point Beach Today?
Check out the Shell Point Beach
web cam by scrolling down page left.
Panacea at Bridge Take a-look Wakulla Station
984-5007 then give us a call! 421-3133


June 2007 Top Lister & Top Producer

(850) 926-9261

Linda Pitz
510-3191 LEMR
Coastal Hwy./Spring Creek Hwy.
www.shellpointrealty.com (850) 926-8120

Weekly Rentals Available,$175-$200
per week, wireless Internet, Panacea

Cat- i
m, .." .

595 Vacation Rental

Vacation Rental Apple Mountian
Golf Resort North Georgia, close to:-
Helen & Franklin N.C. July 21-28,:.
2007 $500. (850)545-8885.

3BR/2BA home on canal at Mashes
Sands. $1,200/month, $1,200 secu-
rity deposit. Call Sandy Beach Prop-
erties. 850-778-7156.
3BR/2BA quiet 1 acre. No pets. $750
mo. 1st & last. (850)926-1260.
56 Blue Heron Way/Ochlockonee
Bay. 3BR/1BA on a canal. $850
month. Requires 1 year lease and se-
curity deposit of $850. Ochlockonee
Bay Realty: (850)984-0001.
Gorgeous Brand New 3 BR 2 BA
house 150 acre Lake Ellen, close to
High School & golf course $950 mo.
1300 sq. ft. Rent to own option.
Available (850)443-3300.
Home for rent, Ig 3/2 w/ family room
& fireplace. Approximately 2,200 sf.
on 2 acres. Available immediately,
$1,250 mo. Call now (850)926-2100.

560 Land for Sale

Spring Creek Hwy. 60'X120' lots. 5
for $85,000. 926-1264.
Wakulla Gardens 2 lots, side by side.
$19,900. Call (850)926-8406.
565 Mobile Homes for

2BR/2BA 14 X 70, central A/C, gas
heat/stove. Located off E. Ivan Rd.
$425 mo., deposit $575. Water, gar-
bage furnished, no pets.
(850)926-1428 leave message.


6wuaPIaRTIMa li


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
Tom Maddi Realtor 591-8415
Joann Shepard Vacation Rental Mgr. 984-0171

Call us for your Long Term and Vacation Rentals!

2BR/1 BA Upstairs. Surf Road. $550 Mo.
3BR/2BA Gentleman Road, furnished. $1,000 Mo.
2BR/1 BA Mississippi. $750 Mo.
2BR/1 B Panacea $875 Mo.
3BR/2B Mysterious Waters $1,000 mo.

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Please report
orphaned or
injured wildlife

-Voit Realty

2BR/2BA Singlewide. Big rooms, a
lot of space. Walking distance to
gorgeous 150 acre Lake Ellen.
$600/month. 32 Merwin Drive.
4BR/3BA Mobile Home on 5 acres
on the river adjacent to Sopchoppy
City Park. $950 mo. Deposit,
no pets or smokers.
Mobile Homes for rent starting at
$850 per month. In Crawfordville and
South Leon county. Call
Sopchoppy, Ochlockonee River, 2
BR/1BA. $450, deposits.
850-570-9942 or 850/570-9943.

570 Mobile Homes for Sale|

2001 MH 16'X80' 3BR/2BA, great
condition, well maintained. Must be
moved. Asking $23,000.
(850)933-9323 eavee message.
3/2 newly renovated DWMH, huge
.private lot totally fenced on border
line of Leon & Wakulla Co. $84,900.
3/2.5 DWMH, fireplace, roman tub,
living room, family room on 2.3
acres. Private area in Crawfordville
off of Shadeville Hwy $109,900.
5 acres, Wakulla County off Bob
Miller Rd. 3BR/2BA fireplace, new
appliances, fresh paint, new roof,
large decks. $189,000.
1580 Rooms for Rent/Roommates

Beautifully maintained
home on 1/2 acre lot
with large fenced back
yard. Spacious 3 BR, 2
BA with split floorplan.
Large family room and eat-in kitchen with 9' ceil-
ing. Master bath with garden tub, large 10x31
screened porch, & separate back yard work shop &
garden gazebo. Great
neighborhood, quiet cul-de-sac location & new
community playground.

Frank Cuda, REALTOR



Saturday, July 14 11-3
33 Concord Road/Greiner's Addition


THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 12, 2007-Page 5B

Quinn Noles

leaves Urgent

Care In Panacea

Because of a non-compete
clause in her contract with
Wakulla Medical Center, Quin
Noles has resigned from her
position at Wakulla Urgent Care.
Both medical practices are in
Noles, an Advanced Regis-
tered Nurse Practitioner, is cur-
rently working at an emergency
room in Lake City. For the past
several weeks, Noles had been
working at Urgent Care on Tues-
days when Dr. David Keen was
out of the office.
Noles was part of the health-
care team with Dr. Gene Char-
bonneau at Wakulla Medical
Center. When Dr. Charbonneau
left to take a position as direc-
tor of the Liberty County Health
Department, Noles also left the
When he resigned, Charbon-
neau said he felt pressured by
the.corporate parent of Wakulla
Medical Center to increase the
number of patients he saw per
day, which he said he felt lim-
ited the individual care he could
give to patients.
: Dr. Keen, former director

of the Wakulla County Health
Department, returned to the
county with the idea of having a
part-time urgent care facility that
would allow him to continue to
spend parts of each year provid-
ing outreach medical care in the
North Florida Medical Center,
which oversees the operation
of Wakulla Medical Center and
seven other facilities in rural
counties, is a non-profit health
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According to those familiar
Noles' contract with North Flor-
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from providing medical services
within the same ZIP code as one
of its rural providers. It's not
clear if that applies after she left
employment at Wakulla Medical
Wakulla Urgent Care is lo-
cated in the old Wakulla Medical
Center's offices in the Bayside
Shopping Center, which is basi-
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The class included, left to right, Instructor Allen Harvey, Sr., Mike Beauchamp of Riversink VFRD,
Stanley Carr of Wakulla Station VFRD, Tom Mihalich of Wakulla Station VFRD, Trey Taylor of St. Marks
VFRD, Lewis Holcombe of Apalachee Bay VFRD, Andy Bowman of Crawfordville VFRD, Ian Brazier of
Crawfordville VFRD, Anthony Stephens of Wakulla Station VFRD and Instructor Jim Posey.

Firefighters complete training

Eight volunteer firefighters
recently completed a 160 hour
Firefighter One training course.
The course was coordinated
through the Wakulla County
School District's Adult and Com-
munity Education Program.
The extensive firefighter
training program consisted
of 40 hours of United States
Department of Transportation
Medical First Responder train-
ing and 120 hours of Firefight-
ers classroom and practical
The course prepares the
firefighters to take the Florida
Firefighter One certification ex-

amination. The Firefighter One
certification is a recent State of
Florida Minimum Requirement
for Volunteer Interior Structural
The students participated in
a four hour "live burn" evolu-
tion at the Gulf Coast Com-
munity College Fire Training
facility in Southport, north of
Panama City.
The students were exposed
to a "live" structure fire in the
training center's burn building.
The live burn consisted of all
the elements of a real structure
fire including safety, account-
ability, entry, extinguishment as

Monticello Mayor Conley

seeks Kendrick seat

Mayor Julie Conley of Mon-
'ticello, perceiving "an urgent
need for local officials to move;
into leadership roles in state
government," announced her
candidacy Tuesday, June 6 for
the District 10 Florida House
of Representatives seat being
.vacated by Will Kendrick, R-Car-
"There are too few legisla-
:tors coming from the ranks of
Selected city and county officials,
:especially smaller cities and
.rural counties," the Democratic
: candidate said. "I believe people
:want to see more of us move
into the ranks of the Legisla-
ture and really look after their
'interests. We're closer to the
, "It's particularly disappoint-
ling that there aren't more of us
:in the Legislature right now
'to work to assure that changes

,Relay for Life
The American Cancer Soci-
ety's Relay For Life of Wakulla
Will host a 2008 committee rally
'and open house.
The Relay Committee is gear-
ing up for another great year
and is seeking volunteers to
help make a difference in the
fight against cancer. There are
many different ways to get in-
volved and help find a cure.

to our property taxes are truly
fair and that there are no un-
intended consequences for
smaller Panhandle cities and
Mayor Conley, a 40-year-resi-
dent of Monticello, said she's
taking inspiration for part of
her campaign from U.S. Sen. Bob
Graham. She plans to spend
at least one day each month
working a new job somewhere
in the sprawling district, which
includes all, or part, of 10 coun-
ties including Wakulla.
"I anticipate it will work as
well for me as it did for Senator
Graham and provide me with
greater understanding and
insight into the lives and con-
cerns of working people from
Eastpoint to Cedar Key," she.
said. "I'm looking forward to
participating in my first work
day soon."

rally July 12
The event will be held on
Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m.
to 7 p.m. at River of Life Church,
445 Donaldson Williams Road,
just off U.S. Highway 319.
For more information, call
Event Chair, Linda Stalvey at
926-5602 / lpstalvey@earthlink.
net or ACS Staff Partner, Tonya
Law at 228-4013 / tonya.law@

well as other factors involving a
structural fire.
Instructor Allen Harvey, Sr.
stated that the students were
challenged both mentally and
physically. "The students main-
tained excellent attendance and
participation throughout the
course," he said.
The recent Firefighter One
class was the fifth FF1 class
held in Wakulla County since
2004. A total of 63 volunteer
firefighters from Wakulla and
Leon counties have completed
the 160 hour program during
the past three years.


Emi R. Haynie
Jennifer Lea Collins and Wil-
liam Henderson Haynie, Jr. of
Crawfordville announce the
birth of their daughter, Emi Rayn
Haynie, on May 30 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. She weighed
5 pounds, 12 ounces and mea-
sured 18 1/2 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Billy and Ronda Sinclair and
John and Tammy Metcalf, all of
Crawfordville. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Will and Emily Haynie
of Crawfordville.
Maternal great-grandparents
are Charles and Eunice Metcalf
of Crawfordville and Floyd and
Erna Bailey of Marrero, La. Pa-
ternal great-grandparents are
Thomas and Jean Linton of
Crawfordville, John C. Haynie, Jr.
of Pensacola and Harriett Stone-
breaker of Ormond Beach.
Emi joins a sister, Paige Marie
Collins, age 6.

McKenna J. Wolk

Brian J. and Jodi Wolk of
Wakulla County announced the
birth of their daughter, McKenna
Jane Wolk on Friday, June 22 at
7:53 a.m.
Maternal grandparents are
Jane P. Lee of Tallahassee and
the late Jimmy Wayne Lee, for-
merly of Sopchoppy. Paternal
grandparents are Ronald and
Jane Wolk of North Canton,
McKenna Jane joins a brother,
Haven Grant, age 2.


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28, 1957.
The Robinsons have two children, Robbie Ann Mitchell and
husband Jim of Tallahassee and Amy Bennett and husband Kris
of Crawfordville; and three grandchildren, Hillary Mitchell, Haley
Bennett and Ethan Bennett.

Mathis at art show

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displayed at the Apalachicola
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The Tallahassee-St. Marks His-
toric Railroad State Trail, which
is managed by the Department
of Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Office of Greenways &
-Trails, was recently the site of
'the 11th annual United Cerebral
Palsy Roll-A-Thon.
"We are pleased that this
state trail again provided the
scenic backdrop for the annual
United Cerebral Palsy Roll-a-
thon," said Jena Brooks, direc-
tor of the Office of Greenways
& Trails.
Volunteers were on hand to
assist several dozen United Ce-
rebral Palsy (UCP) clients in ex-
periencing the natural beauty of
this popular trail. Beginning at
the Main Trailhead, volunteers
took UCP clients in wheel chairs
and on beds for a two-mile roll
along the trail.
In an effort to ensure that all
children can enjoy recreation in
Florida's natural environment,
DEP's Office of Greenways &
Trails will soon begin construc-
tion on a second Boundless

Playground at the Wakulla Sta-
tion Trailhead of the Tallahas-
see-St. Marks Historic Railroad
State Trail.
Barrier free, Boundless Play-
grounds enable all children
- including those with physical,
developmental, cognitive and
sensory disabilities to experi-
ence independent, self-directed
Thanks to a generous dona-
tion from the Felburn Foun-
dation, OGT opened its first
Boundless Playground in 2006 at
the Baseline Road Trailhead on
the Cross Florida Greenway.
The DEP's Office of Green-
ways & Trails manages eight
state trails, in addition to the
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Flori-
da Greenway. Of the eight state
trails, six are rail-trails, which
are railroad corridors converted
to recreational trails for hiking,
biking, skating and equestrian
$4.5 million is allocated an-
nually to purchaseland for
Florida's greenways and trails.


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