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pt Waul a

Our 113th Year, 31st Issue

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century

Paid firefighters join Wakulla volunteers

k blackmar@thewakullanews.net

Wakulla County entered a
new era Monday, July 16 as
six paid firefighters joined Fire
Chief Jason Honeybone to create
the very first paid fire force in
the county. The county is now
combining the paid firefighting
efforts with volunteers from vol-
unteer fire departments across
the county.
Wakulla County Administra-
tor Ben Pingree said he was
pleased to be able to include the
funding for Chief Honeybone
and the six paid firefighters
in the county budget at a time
when state legislators were
forcing counties to cut back on
village and budgets
S"Each member of this team is
now on-board and serving our
community with 24 hour, seven
day coverage in addition to all of
our VFDs," said Pingree. "Kudos
to- the county commissioners
for funding them, including
expanded funding in the Fiscal
Year 2007/2008 tentative budget,
and to each of them for their
new service and dedication to
our citizens,"
Chadwick "Chad" Slayton,
27, of Crawfordville was one
of the hirings. He has been a
volunteer firefighter with the
Crawfordville Volunteer Fire
Rescue Department since 1997
and serves as that department's

Divers link

Leon Sinks

to Springs
'Divers with the Woodville
Karst Project had a major break-
through this past weekend,
identifying the cave passage
linking Leon Sinks to Wakulla
Dye studies had confirmed a
connection, but the actual route
was not known until divers
found an underground passage-
way that linked Turner Sink to
Wakulla Springs.
Wakulla Springs Ambassador
Cal Jamison said that the seven-
mile tunnel linking Turner to
Wakulla Springs means there is
now 28 miles of connected tun-
nel mapped by divers.
Knowing the physical route
of the water makes it easier for
the state to purchase sensitive
areas to protect Wakulla Springs,
Please see DIVERS on Page 5A

President. He was previously em-
ployed by the Florida Division of
Forestry. Slayton graduated from
Wakulla High School, Chipola
College and Taylor Technical.
Brandon Alyea, 21, of Craw-
fordville is another former vol-
unteer firefighter. He has been
a member of the Crawfordville
Volunteer Fire Rescue Depart-
ment since 2005. He was previ-
ously employed by Ace Hard-
ware. He graduated from Lincoln
High School in Tallahassee and
Chipola College and is a Navy
Justin Reid Duggan, 22, of
Crawfordville graduated from
Wakulla High School. He was
previously employed by Taylor
County Fire Rescue. He gradu-
ated from Taylor Technical and
Chipola College.
Louis Russell Lamarche
III, 29, of Crawfordville gradu-
ated from Gadsden Christian
Academy. He was previously
employed by Rascal Auto Sales
and the City of Lynn Haven Fire
Rescue. He was employed by
the City of Tallahassee Utilities
Department and graduated from
Chipola College.
James Michael Fox, 21, of
Sopchoppy is the only paid fire-
fighter not from Crawfordville.
He was previously employed by
Taylor County Fire Rescue. He
graduated from Wakulla High
School and Chipola College.
Michael Monteith of Craw-
fordville graduated from Wakul-
la High School and Chipola
College. He was previously
employed as a carpenter with
Randy Buckel Carpentry.
Chief Honeybone, formerly
an officer with the South Walton
Fire District, was sworn in by
Commission Chairman Brian
Langston as the county's first
paid fire chief on March 8. Hon-
eybone and the new county paid
firefighters are fully accredited
by the state to serve the com-
"The county commission is
pleased to bring on these paid
firefighters for the first time in
Wakulla County history," said
Pingree. "They will add to the
great service we get from the
volunteer fire departments. I'm
glad we were able to preserve
funding for all seven positions
despite the state budget cut
Pingree added that the "tim-
ing is excellent" as the hirings
came at a time when the state
was recovering from forest fires
and dealing with drought condi-
Honeybone, who also served
fire protection, needs in Quincy,
Please see FIREMEN on Page 5A

Back row, left to right, Firefighters Duggan, Fox, Slayton and Chief Honeybone. Front row, left to right, Firefighters Alyea,
Lamarche and Monteith,

Wakulla Cal Ripken team is

unbeaten, headed to nationals


Wakulla County Cal Ripken age 12 and
under Baseball League President Dod
Walker wondered aloud how his recently
crowned state champion team would fare
at the Southeastern Regionals.
Walker said he was proud of his state
title team, but concerned about how well
the team would do against tough competi-
tion in Alabama. The all-star team did not
disappoint Walker or its fan base.
The Wakulla team ended the tourna-
ment undefeated including a 9-6 victory
over East North Carolina Sand Hills in the
championship game.
The Wakulla All-Stars will advance to
the National Championship World Series
which will be held in Van Buren, Ark. on
Wednesday, Aug. 8.
"The Board of County Commissioners
extends their enthusiastic congratulations
to the team and its coaches for a job well
done," said Wakulla County Administrator
Ben Pingree.
The Wakulla All-Star team included: Jef-

fery Barnes, Jack Battle, Lance Barwick, Dal-
ton Dugger, Jay Estes, Tyler Kreps, Brandon
Nichols, Bryan Nichols, Colton Pelt, Michael
Sarvis, Jacob Walker, and Jake Walker. The
team is lead by League President Dod
Walker, and Coaches Bobbie Dugger, Randy
Barnes, and James Estes.
Jake Walker was named Most Valuable
Player and pitched the first and last inning
of the championship game along with sup-
port form Tyler Kreps and Jeffrey Barnes.
Walker also slammed the final home
run in the regional semi-final game on
Tuesday, July 24 against the Alabama State
Champions. The Wakulla offense was led
by Brandon Nichols, who hit two home
runs, and Colton Pelt, with one home run.
The Wakulla All-Stars broke the existing
record for the most home runs at a regional
tournament with 24 round trippers.
Financial support is needed for the up-
coming trip as approximately $15,000 must
be raised within the next two weeks. Any-
one who would like to support our "home-
town heroes" can make a contribution by
contacting the All-Star League President,
Dod Walker at (850) 926-2414.

The baseball all-star team received fi-
nancial support from the community and
congratulations from the Wakulla County
Commission on Monday, July 16 as the
team prepared for the regional tournament
in Alabama.
League President and parent Dod Walker
thanked the county commission for its
support of the county recreation programs.
Walker added that no Wakulla recreation
team has gone out of state to represent
Florida in competition. "We're really proud
to do that," said Walker.
"We're really proud of these boys and
their families," said Coach Bobbie Dugger
of the Ripken league.
The players and coaches were introduced
individually and commissioners asked each
player to walk by a dais for a hand shake.
Commissioners said they could not give
the team tax money, but several individuals
at the meeting gave the team checks to off-
set the expenses of their trip. Philip Vause
of the parks and recreation board presented
a $500 check to the team from funds raised
at the recreation park in Medart.

County gets

IA $200,000 for

B Hickory Park
DA Florida Rep. Will Kendrick of House
2A District 10 called it one of his favorite ac-
B tivities as the state lawmaker presented
A county officials with a ceremonial check
A for $200,000 to cover improvements at
A Hickory Park in Crawfordville.
The Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant to
assist with enhancements at Hickory
Park will allow the county parks and
Y recreation department to make several
i- improvements at the park just east of
[I Sonic.
e The improvements over the coming
months include a shaded playground
on the south side of the property, a vol-
leyball net and court, restroom, tennis
court on the north side of the property
and expanded parking.
Parks and Facilities Coordinator
Sheryl Lynn Mosley of the parks and
recreation department said she hopes
to have enough grant money to replace
o the aging park fence. Security lighting is
also included in the grant.
"We couldn't be more excited about

,j 'fi -s'Iit

Rep. Will Kendrick, center, presents a ceremonial check for $200,000 to Parks Coordinator Sheryl Lynn Mosley, right,
and Parks and Recreation Board President Philip Vause.

this grant, and appreciate Representative recreational opportunities and improve
Will Kendrick's visit, as well as his cham- access to Florida's natural resources,"
pioning of this effort to increase outdoor said Deputy County Administrator An-

drea Simpson.
Parks and Recreation Board President
Philip Please see PARKS on Page 5A


, This Week
Almanac................ Page 11
Church Page 4A
Classifieds............ Page 41
Comment & Opinion Page 2A
Outdoors................Page 10
People Page 12
School Page 31
Sheriff's Report........ Page 8A
Sports Page 6i
Week In Wakulla........Page 3A

Next Week
A Wakulla man-Jerr
Cash- is hoping Chi
nese surgery wil
help him regain h
use of his legs.

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Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007

Comment & Opinion

Established in Wakulla County in 1895

My View

I'm dressed in a

new-found spirit

Take the time to smell the flowers and herbs and watch the,
bees and butterflies dance.
One lazy morning I leisurely strolled through a lush green bit
of earth that still lingers in God's natural form, untouched by
development. With so much growth in our world, it sometimes
becomes difficult to stop, breathe and take in the beauty around
I like to take moments to connect with the open and unaf-
fected land, giving thanks for being a part of it all. It creates
such a feeling of inner peace. I continued to walk along in
silence, softly gazing upward toward the scattered, misty clouds
that gathered scarcely across a delicate blue canvas in its mag-
nanimous display and I was quickly humbled.
Each cloud was dispersed like perfect feathers, and with each
refreshing breeze they danced ever so gently from side to side,
reflecting the brightness of the sun's kiss. My effortless stroll
along the rocky path
brought serenity to my
heart and calmness to
my spirit. The beauty
'of this part of the state
can be soul deep. Yet,
it can easily be over-
looked when the pres-
sures of everyday life
obstruct our view.
As I casually walked,
the realization of .
"discovering that I had
been diagnosed with a
rare brain stem disease
called Chiari 1 was
heavy on my heart,
and for months my
symptoms worsened.
In retrospect, I have to
wonder if my focus on
the diagnosis seemed -
,to intensify the symp-
tfoms. Like swallowing
a bitter pill, I uncom-
fortably went about my daily life trying to wear a smile but
feeling so empty inside, wondering how this could be happen-
jng to me. Day after day, I cried and wondered how I would live
a normal life after this event. The option of brain surgery was
entertained as I tried to function but increasingly felt intoxicated
from the vertigo and disorientation.
-It was the power of belief and the power of so many people
.praying for me that changed my path, along with the driving
force of conviction that we can all be healed: if we so choose.
began to alter my thoughts, canceling out any negativity, and
visualizing my physical body in pristine health.
Mysteriously, the symptoms that once held me captive now
began to dissipate before me. I remembered a time when I
shared with others my belief that our thoughts are powerful
and that they transfer in vibrations, just as an electrical current
travels from one place to the next.
God is our strength and our core and it is through our faith
and belief that wej can alter the negativity that damages the soul
and creates disease in the human body. The change that takes
place is begun merely by a single thought and with continued
force it builds, finally creating results.
Months later, and dressed in newfound spirit, I strolled in my
garden to smell the flowers and herbs and watch the butterflies
.and bees dance and glide. All at once it seemed clear, as if the
sky had opened before me, what we give out comes back to us
and what we claim to believe becomes whom we ultimately
reveal to the world.
The message is in the song of a bird, the swaying of the trees
:and in the gentle breezes that fill our lungs with the breath
of life. Failing to notice the message will leave us to die in an
,empty shell without ever having made an effort to bring good-
ness to the world or to make a difference.
Each day should be well thought out and each word that is
:muttered to our neighbor should be seen as a gift. When morn-
ing breaks, allow the sun to fill you with enthusiasm, pass your
light onto someone nearby, it is your doing that could create
:change of a lifetime. A simple gesture or a comforting shoulder
could be the lifejacket for someone, unbeknownst to you, who is
drowning behind a superficial smile. Never underestimate the
:power of our thoughts and learn to live each day to its fullest.
Laugh frequently, love, live and most of all, Believel
Courtney Laine Rozanski writes from Crawfordville.

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Praising Panacea

Editor, The News;
Just where do you begin to
praise the estimated 90 per-
cent of resident participation
of the Panacea community in
the largest ever cleanup/re-
cycle event in Wakulla County
and perhaps the State of
Florida? You came together as
a community with the support
of local organizations, busi-
nesses and county officials!
The enthusiasm and
excitement was evident from
the start of this cleanup. It.,
was going to be successful.
Many of you brought your
unwanted items to the staging
area (Panacea Woman's Club),
many of you placed them
on the roadside, and those
disabled and/or financially
unable filled out the permit
release forms for help.
It was a neighbor helping
neighbor thing. I can only
say to these residents, "Pat
yourselves on the back. You
did itil"
The event really started
after the successful cleanup
of 2001/2002. Many resi-
dents wanted to do it again
and this time include boats,
automobiles, household
hazardous waste, anything
and everything An agenda
was prepared by members
of the Wakulla Moose Lodge
2510 and Women of the
Moose Chapter 2224. Rep-
resentatives of the Moose,
Waterfronts Florida, Wakulla
County Administrative Office,
ESG Wakulla County, Panacea
Coastal Construction Co., and
citizens of the Panacea com-
munity met on May 2 at the
Moose Lodge. A cleanup date
of July 21 was established, an
agenda request to the county
commission was submitted
and approved May 21. Liability
insurance was obtained by the
Moose Lodge on May 22. The
"train" was on the track Sub-
sequent meetings of May 23,
June 13 and July 11, brought
aboard Keep Wakulla County
Beautiful, the Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office and Code
Enforcement. Excitement with
positive and "can do" attitudes
Additional contacts with
Bayside IGA, Dr. Gene Char-
bonneau, Crum's Mini Mall,
Dollar General (Panacea),
Posey's Restaurant, Gulf Coast
Metal Systems, Inc., Gulf
Specimen Marine Lab, Hard-
water Ice Company, Jefferson
County Landfill (hazardous
waste), Panacea Volunteer
Fire Dept., T&T Land Clear-
ing, Wakulla County Land-
fill, Wakulla County Health
Department, Wakulla Fisher-
man's Association, Wakulla
Parks and Recreation, Wakulla
Property Appraisers Office,
Wal-Mart Supercenter, and a
host of volunteers who heard
about the cleanup through
600 pamphlets and 100 post-
ers distributed throughout
the community, set the stage
for the big day, July 21, The
"train" was fully loaded and
ready to roll And roll it didl
At 7 a.m., the heavy equip-
ment (front end loaders, dump
trucks, trucks and trailers) be-
gan to move out and residents
began to roll in with their un-
wanted items. Lines formed at
both the household hazardous
waste as well as the staging
areas at the Panacea Woman's
Club. Bottled cold water dis-
tributors began their rounds
to continue until nightfall.
Words cannot describe the ex-
citement, the "thank you," the
attitude of the residents. Yes,
this is what they wanted!
Lunch consisted of 200 hot
dogs, 200 hamburgers, condi-
ments and soft drinks were
served to the volunteers and
workers. Activity continued
all day Sunday until Monday
afternoon. It was Friday before
all the discarded items were
hauled off. The final weight
was not available at the time
of this letter. Please note the
metal obtained through thee

efforts will be recycled
Congratulations to our par-
ticipating Panacea residents
and many thanks to our vol-
unteers, supporting organiza-
tions and county officials.

Larry L. Melton,
Chairman, Panacea

FCC rule unfair

Editor, The News:
I understand that the FCC
is considering placing a cap
on the use of the Universal
Service Fund (USF) for wire-
less service. I am writing to
express my opposition to this
unfair, arbitrary proposal. A
wireless-only cap is clearly
anti-competitive because it
singles out wireless technol-
ogy, which consumers are
choosing more and more over
land lines.
We should be rewarding
competition, not punishing
it. What's more, rural Ameri-
cans deserve the same access
to telecom services that are
available in the rest of the
country-isn't that the purpose
of the USF?
The FCC should consider
what limiting the growth of
wireless access will mean for
rural America. Wireless tech-
nology plays an ever-increas-
ing role in economic growth
and is a critical instrument
in emergency situations, but
if the recommended cap is
implemented, many communi-
ties may never realize these
In a country that prides
itself on equality, it seems
hypocritical to restrict certain
individuals' access to an es-
sential tool simply because
of their geographic location,
especially when they have
contributed for years to the
USF along with everyone else.
I urge the FCC to vote
against the proposed cap on
universal service support for
wireless service.
Thelma Gaupin
Shell Point

Postmaster says
'Thanks, customers'

Editor, The News:
This is an open letter to my
postal customers.
I was lucky and feel blessed
to have been born in Panacea.
Not everyone is fortunate
enough to have their career in
their hometown.
It has been my pleasure
to serve the communities of
Panacea, Ochlockonee Bay and
Alligator Point as their Post-
master since October 1989.
I began my postal career
here in October 1979 and
since that time I have enjoyed
working with everyone in the
community and the county.
It is with mixed emotions
that I concluded my career on
July 1, 2007.
I will truly miss seeing
Linda D. Thompson
Retired Postmaster,

Heaton offers
best-case scenario

Editor, The News:
This letter is in response to
a letter in the July 20 edition
of The Wakulla News entitled
"George Heaton doesn't get
I would like to commend
the Heaton Companies for
their project at Shell Point.
Those of us who have lived
in this area for some time
remember the camaraderie
of breakfast at the restaurant
with neighbors, the conve-
nience of the marina and the
fun of dancing to the band
at the tiki bar. Those days at
Shell Point have sorely been
missed. The Heaton Compa-
nies are on a path to bring
days like those back to this
I'm sure I would be joined
by many Shell Point residents
when saying that having the
infrastructure improvements

that the Heaton Companies
have already constructed
without the houses currently
under construction on Walker
Creek Dr. and without the
planned houses to be con-
structed on the south side of

the basin and on the beach
would be perfect.
Unfortunately, this is a
"pipe dream" and completely
unreasonable to expect. I
believe the Heaton Companies
are providing Shell Point with
a best-case scenario of area
development. The focus here
is that they are building code
compliant structures with
enclosed ground level areas
similar to existing homes
on Royster Dr., the Island
Club and other areas of Shell
Point. I have not witnessed
any deviation from the plans
that were presented well over
a year ago, including plans
for the structures currently
under construction. It seems
so "yesterday" that objections
to these plans have recently
Thank you, Heaton Compa-
nies, for presenting a won-
derful plan and executing it
well to this point. Thank you
for providing much needed
infrastructure to our area. Our
quality of life has already been
enriched. Thank you for the
improvements to come.
And Commissioners, isn't
it time to provide Shell Point
with a few paved roads to
make Shell Point complete?
Perry Morris
Shell Point

start your engines!

Editor, The News:
Although several letters
were written by staunch
supporters of Commis-
sioner Howard Kessler in The
Wakulla News last week, I
feel compelled to write from
a different point of view. No
commission meeting since
Monday, June 181
Shame on Howard Kessler
and George Green for refusing
to approve an agenda. Some
of you will read this and say
she is writing because she lost
to Howard Kessler in the 2006
county commission race and
this is "sour grapes." Sorry
folks, this is reality. You voted
and look what you got.
I was a viable and truthful
candidate who wanted only
the best for Wakulla County. I
ran on a platform of building
consensus and harmony on
the Board of County Commis-
sioners, something that obvi-
ously has not happened. If our
commissioners treated each
other civilly and appreciated
differences, meetings would
be held and the business of
the county would be done.
What is happening is a trav-
esty. Our commissioners need
a "tie breaker" to even ap-
prove an agenda. I had hoped
that we could move "together
for the future" and the bet-
terment of our community,
clearly this is not happening.
It is so hard to sit back and
watch personal agendas and
egos get in the way of what
is best for our community.
This County needs to pay
our bills and take care of our
fiscal responsibilities, as well
as attending to all the other
business of running a county.
It is a shame that the absence
of one commissioner stopped
business and left bills unpaid.
How does Howard Kes-
sler feel he has the right to
demand the board consider
Planning and Zoning requests
that were withdrawn or
continued? Was this a special
issue of his? Does Kessler
care about our individual
property rights and our small
businesses? The truth is that
Mr. Kessler wanted to keep
the zoning amendments on
the agenda so that he and
Green could vote each one to
a tie thereby stopping them
from being heard for another
year. He talks about planning
,however his actions indicate
he wants no growth.
The agenda for July 16 was
one with a large number of
items to be dealt with and
as a result of adjourning the
meeting nothing was accom-

polished. The commissioners
are paid to do a job and to
make decisions, it appears
that job is not being done. In
a time of tight budgets, maybe
salaries should be withheld

from commissioners who ae
blocking or grandstanding '
rather than attending to busi-'
Gentlemen, from a race
car fan, a defeated candidate
and a concerned citizen, "Start
Your Engines." We have a
multitude of issues that need'
to be addressed and you,
our elected officials, need
to attend to them. I am a
disappointed commissioner
Sally Gandy
Ochlockonee Bay

What about
families at St.

Editor, The News:
I read the article in The ,
Wakulla News in reference to
St. Marks Refinery and DEP. I
understand that DEP and
the City of Tallahassee sued
St. Marks Refinery for the
extensive contamination that
was located within the site.
Apparently the contamination
has been there for many years.
My question is if DEP sued.
and Purdom Plant sued, what'
about the residents of St.
Marks? Especially the African
American family which was
near their front yard. I find it
hard to believe that the sub-
stance that was found in arid
around the site may had an
effect on the residents that
lived on Hope Lane and the
surrounding location withinjn
St. Marks. -:-
When this problem was:'-
discovered in 2002 there wa'Es
a lawyer who came by person-
ally declaring that he would
represent the residents of St.
Marks especially the residents
on Hope Lane. Nothing has
been heard from that lawyer
since. What is the problem?
Why hasn't anyone contacted
the families that lived within:
the perimeter of the contami-
I know that there weie' i
only a few African Americans"
who lived in St. Marks, but
they lived there before the -
plant was built. When I was, -
a child I remember playing-
on the dirt road of Hope -
Lane, wading and playing in
the ditches along the road
in front of our house. We '
saw the greasy green like -
substances in the water
especially when it rained. We
were very young and did not.,
understand that the liquids -
we were playing in may have-
been harmful. During that.
time we did not have a sewer
system in place in St. Marks
we used well water. .
If this is published I knbvio
most people will think this
is about money. But it is not
about money, it's about the-
moral ethics and integrity. The
parties who were affiliated. *.
with St. Marks Refinery have-
the representation they need.
What about the families
who actually lived and experi-
enced the terrible smells that
would burn your nose and
eyes when the refinery was
open and the dangerous fires
that the refinery sometimes- :
had. The fumes from the refin-
ery was enough to make you
gag. My question is what has:
been done for the residents of
St. Marks? Who is responsible
for the contamination? Who
dropped the ball when it came
to safety and health of the
people of St. Marks? Is this a;
case were the big fish win and
the little fish are forgotten?
Benita Triplett -
& Families of Hope Lane
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The Wakulla County Se-
nior Citizens held the annual
"Christmas in July" fundraising
luncheon and silent auction on
Wednesday, July 25.
The Christmas lunch menu
included a salad, roast turkey,
sausage-pecan-corn bread stuff-
ing, candied sweet potatoes
with marshmallows, green
beans with sauteed bacon and
onions, cheddar corn muffins
and pumpkin pie with pra-
line pecan sauce and whipped
Chef Mary Harrison enjoyed
apl the compliments for the deli-
cious lunch. There were 48 items
donated for the silent auction.
They included art, gift baskets,
plants and jewelry. All but three
of the items were sold.
Ben Pingree, Wakulla County
Administrator, was the guest
speaker. His discussion ex-
plained the current budget and
tax reductions.
He also expressed his opti-
mism for the future of Wakulla
County. He gave many details
that were of interest to the audi-
ence. He received a great deal of
applause when he announced

Wakulla County Administrator Ben Pingree addresses the crowd.

the budgeted funding for the
senior citizens.
"Again, our community
helped- with the entire event,"
said Director R.H. Carter. "Vol-
unteers helped with lovely
decorations, serving a wonder-
ful lunch and receiving, pricing,
displaying and managing the
donations for the very success-
ful silent auction. More than 150



Henry "Buddy" Wells presents certificate of appreciation to
Kimberly Morris. i

Lions honor Morris

Kimberly Morris was present-
ed a Certificate of Appreciation
at -the July 24 meeting of the
Crawfordville Lions Club that
'was held at the Crawfordville
Elementary School.
Morris was a recent recipient
of a trained leader dog from the
Leader Dogs for the Blind in
Rochester, Mich.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
was founded in 1939 by Michi-
gan Lions to train leader dogs
and is supported by Florida
Morris spoke to the Craw-

fordville Lions Club regarding
her experience with leader dogs
and discussed the training and
support she received with her
new leader dog.
She also expressed her ap-
preciation to the Lions Club for
the support provided to train
leader dogs for the blind.
Morris is also Vice President
of the Federation of the Blind,
Tallahassee Chapter. She at-
tended with her new leader
dog, Walker, and her husband,

people enjoyed the luncheon."
The Senior Citizens Center
Board of Directors were intro-
duced as well as several local
The officials included Com-
missioners Ed Brimmner and
George Green, Sheriff David
Harvey, Superintendent David
Miller, Property Appraiser Don-
nie Sparkman, Tax Collector

Cheryll Olah, and Clerk Brent
"The citizens of Wakulla
County have compassion and
love for the senior citizens,"
Carter added. "This fundrais-
ing event was a real success
for our seniors and is also an
expression of love from our

Youths take part in the exercise portion of the program.

20 local youths involved

in TCC summer program
Several Wakulla County ty youths participated in the
youths spent a week of their program, ranging in age from
summer taking part in a sum- eight to 18.
mer enrichment program at the "It's been very successful;"
Tallahassee Community College. said organizer Ann Norton.
(TCC) Center in Crawfordville. "They have had a wonderful
Organized by Wakulla Sta- time."

tion Community Development,
Inc. and the Mount Pleasant
Missionary Baptist Church in
Wakulla Station, the students
were tutored in Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) reading and math while
also learning about nutrition
through the extension service,
working on arts and crafts,
computers, exercise and learn-
ing about the dangers of drugs
from the sheriff's office.
The program begin July 16
and concluded on July 20. Twen-


Fun Walk to benefit Jerry's Kids

.Wakulla residents can still
sign up for ERA Community
-Realty's fun walk in Azalea Park
in Crawfordville Aug. 11 to ben-
efit The Muscular Dystrophy As-
sociation and "Jerry's Kids".
The fun walk part of a full day
of activity the real estate firm
plans, beginning with a 5K run
in Killearn Estates at 8 a.m. A


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Participants can enter either
5K run, the bicycle ride or both.
All participants will get a tee
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Wakulla High School will host
underclass picture days on Sept.
4 and Sept. 5 in the auditorium.
The students will receive order
packets in their English class a
week prior to the picture day.
Underclassmen will have a date
in October to make up or re-take
pictures if they are going to be
out on the first dates.
Seniors can have their pic-
tures taken on Sept. 5 in the
gym if they did not have them
taken over the summer at Stan
Wilkerson Photography (SWI).
There is a $10 sitting 'fkee. To
be included in the yeaibbook,
seniors must have their picture
taken by SWI.

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WHS Yearbooks will be in
sale at Open House, Aug. 16 for
$65. The books sold out last year
and students are reminded fo
purchase them early and get 'a
discount, too. The price will go
up to $75 after Oct. 31.
Did you go on a trip this
summer? Did you work at a ftn
job? Did you do anything fun
and interesting this summer?
If you answered yes to any o4f
these questions then the year-
book would like to hear your
stories and get ariy pictures tha
you have. Please contact Huftier
Tucker in Room 307 at WHS, 'r
e-mail them to tuckerh@wakulla.

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Thursday, August 2, 2007
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at the public library at
6 p.m.
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 SHOWTIMEI" the library's Summer Reading Program con-
cludes with Safari Man Roger Tripp and BJ the Clown at the public
library at 6:30 p.m.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noon.
Center in Panacea at 8:30 a.m.
VFW BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, August 3, 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, August 4, 2007
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, August 6, 2007
COUNTY COMMISSION meets in the commission boardroom
at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
BOOK BABIES, for infants and toddlers, will be held at the public
library at 10:30 a.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 mets at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at
7:30 p.m.
NA meets at Joanna Johnson's office on Crawfordville Highway
at 7 p.m.
YOGA CLASSES will be held at the Crawfordville Women's Club
at 6:30 p.m. To register, contact Della Parker-Hanson at 926-4293.
Wednesday, August 8, 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.
FREE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES will be held at the health depart-
ment from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information or to reserve a spot,
contact Tonya Hobby at 926-3591 ext. 143.
TEEN MOVIE MATINEE will be held at the public library at
2:30 p.m.

School picture dates are set

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Blonza B. B.ykin
Blonza Brown Boykin, 87, of
..Bristol died Wednesday, July 25
,in Blountstown,
The funeral service was held
-_Saturday, July 28 at Bristol Pen-
*" tecostal Holiness Church with
burial at Mitchem Cemetery on
Hoecake Road in Bristol.
She retired from the Se-
"nior Citizens Center of Liberty
Survivors include three
.*daughters, Barbara Boykin and
,Myra Singletary, both of Bris-
tol, and Mary Alice Bouton of
Crawfordville; a sister, Addie
Lou Stoutamire of Tallahassee;
five grandchildren; and six great-
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home in Quincy was in charge
of the arrangements.

Mary L. Hubbard
Mary Louise Hubbard, 71, of
Crawfordville died Wednesday,
July 25.
A graveside service was held
- Saturday, July 28 at Mount Zion
Cemetery in the Glory commu-
nity. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
: Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Boulevard, Tallahassee,
: FL 32308.
A native of Quincy, she lived
, in Liberty County for many years
: before moving to Crawfordville
in 2007. She retired from Winn-
Survivors include five sons,
Mark Hubbard and wife Denise
nd Geoffrey Hubbard, all of
Athens, Ala., David Hubbard and
,Chris Hubbard, both of Atmore,
Ala., and Justin Martin and girl-
friend Angela of Mississippi;
a daughter, Amy Tucker and
Husband Joe of Crawfordville;
brother, Harry Powell of Tal-
$ahassee; two sisters, Lois Wat-
$ord of Alabama and Annette
Nickois of Two Egg, Fla.; nine
grandchildren and six great-
Independent Funeral Home
Ln Quincy was in charge of the
'. Rondell-A. Lindsey
S- Rondell Alton Lindsey, 80, of
,Woodville died on Wednesday,
|July 25.
r The funeral service was held
;on Saturday, July 28 at Harvey-
Young Funeral Home in Craw-.
fordville, followed by a celebra-
Pion of his life at his home.
He was born January 27,1927.
'He was stationed on a Navy sub-
'marine during World War II and
,survived being taken prisoner of
'war. In April 1946, he married
:Virginia Sawyer, now deceased,
!settled in Miami and had two
,children; a son, Larry Douglas,
;now deceased, and daughter,
:Deborah Rue.
: In 1977, they moved to Tal-
lahassee where he worked and
:eventually retired from Plant
,Engineering at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital. After retiring
:he took up chain-saw art and
:after asbestosis took hold in
'2002, he took up canvas art.
: Survivors include his brother,
:Arbert; his daughter, Deborah
;Rue; a stepson, Danny Marra;
:two grandchildren, Lonny Lut-
:tell and Douglas Lindsey; three
:step-grandchildren, Jimmy Mar-
:ra, Denise Matra and Michael
:Marra; and many extended-fam-
:ily members.
SHarvey-Young Funeral Home
:in Crawfordville was in charge
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Johrn R. Schliep, Jr.

John "Jack" Robert Schliep,
Jr., 50, of Crawfordville died Sun-
day, July 29 in Tallahassee.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
He was a resident of Craw-
fordville for three years and
was a former resident of Citrus
County. He was a Financial
Fraud Detective for the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office and of
the Lutheran faith. He was a
Mason, a Shriner, a member
of the Moose Lodge, and an
honorary member of the Ken-
tucky Colonels. He was a board
member of the Big Bend Task
Force. He started his career at
Trenton State Prison in New
Jersey. After moving to Florida,
he worked with the Citrus
County Sheriff's Department
for 18 years. While there he
established the Financial Fraud
Division. During his career he
received many awards and was
highly respected and revered as
a mentor and roll model for his
fellow officers, working hard at
achieving higher education.
Survivors include his wife,
Nancy Schliep of Crawfordville;
his mother, Rosina Schliep
of Riverside, N.J.; a daughter,
Heather Mazeao and husband
Greg of California; two step-
daughters, Hayley Provenzano
and husband Scott, and Erin
Suber, all of Tallahassee; a sis-
ter, Robin Stiener and husband
Charles of Morristown, N.J.; a
grandchild, Sara Grace Mazeao
of California; two nieces, Em-
malynn and Sara Stiener of
Morristown, NJ; and a nephew,
trenton Stiener of Morristown,
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville is in charge of
the arrangements.

Carlton C. Whaley
Carlton C. Whaley, 78, of
Wakulla County died June 24
in Medart.
Private funeral services will
be held.
.-A-native of Wakulla County,
he was born in Medart. He
toiled and danced on the earth.
His life was filled with love and
respect for others. He was truly
one of a kind.
Survivors include his chil-
dren, Anna, Dena, Richard and
Eddie; five grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren.

L, 'In Memory
Anthony Nelson Carnival"
of St. Marks, FL
After a 77 year adventure that
included doing and seeing many
things that most of us will only
dream of, Tony Carnival left this
world to continue his journey in
where he believed would be a
better place.
Tony, or Junior as he was called
by his late parents and brothers,
or Poppy as he was known to
most others left a note, not to cry
for him as he had spent his life
doing all of the things that he
enjoyed from diving and-treasure
hunting in the Bahamas, to,
fishing, playing cards, traveling,
and even served in the Korean
War where he was a Hero who
earned a Silver Star for Bravery.
In his later years, Tony enjoyed
countless hours with his Poker
Buddies playing Texas Holdem.
But what he loved most was his
family and his kitties and we all
loved him very much.
Tony is survived by his daughter
Debbie Kosec, his son Chuck
Carnivale and Lezlee Sillivan,
his dear friend Joyce Holly, his
brothers Kenny and Dickey
Carnivale, grandchildren: Randy
& Juliane Kosec, Anthony Carni-
vale, Kenneth & Kelly Carnivale,
Erik Kosec, JoyceMarie Carnivale
and Kristina Kosec, great grand-
children: Kenya, Amanda, and
Annamarie. Other close family
members include Katrina Car-
nivale, Greg Herren, and many

nephews and nieces.
Daddy (Poppy), We all hope you
are sitting up there in Heaven
holding a Royal Flush. We all
miss you very much and we love
you with all our hearts. May
God bless you.
A graveside service was held on
Sat. July 28th at 11:00 at the St.
Marks cemetery. In lieu of flow-..,
,ers please make a donation to St.
Jude's Children's Hospital.

Church News

to- -increase this year
PrO~t will.s Qak

It will cost a little bit more
to eat in the Wakulla County
School District in 2007-2008 as
Food Service Coordinator Gail
Mathers announced an increase
in meal prices.
Mathers said the district has
been successful in keeping meal
prices from having constant in-
creases over the years by using
careful meal planning by the
district staff and lunchroom
Breakfast is served at the
elementary and pre-school lev-
els and the cost has increased
from 75 cents to $1. The price
for lunch at the same levels has
increased from $1.50 to $1.75.

Middle school and high
school lunch prices have in-
creased from $1.75 to $2. No
student breakfast is served at
the secondary levels.'
The price for adult meals is
$1.50 for breakfast, up from $1
last year, and $3 for lunch, up
from $2.50 last year.
The lunchroom managers are
Audrey Randolph at Wakulla
High School; Betty Becker at
Wakulla Middle School; Julia
Locklear at Riversprings Middle
School; Patricia Baker at Shadev-
ille Elementary School; Suzanne
Moses at Crawfordville Elemen-
tary School and Teresa Harden
at Medart Elementary School.

Big Bend Scenic Byway meeting

The public is invited to a
meeting to discuss the U.S.
Highway 98 East portion of the
Big Bend Scenic Byway that will
be held Monday, Aug. 13 at the
Big Bend Maritime Center in
Panacea from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Among the discussion items
is creating community par-
ticipation in byway trail teams;
signage issues such as location
of scenic highway signs and
permitted billboards;' and op-
portunities fore 2008'grants for
way-finding and interpretation,
as well as implementing the
Corridor Management Plan to
best showcase the Coastal Trail
region and attractions.

The meeting to be convened
by Robin Will of the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge and
Bill Lowrie of the Big Bend
Maritime Center.
AARP driver safety
An AARP driver safety class
will be held on Sept. 18 and 19
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
the TCC Center, 5 Crescent Way
in Crawfordville.
Participants are asked to reg-
ister for the class by contacting
Ed Puletz at (850) 893-2060.

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

* rdLui Di ICII ~cpiPiat *f I e eI
850-962-2511 Othlockonee

'Panacea Park United
P .naceaP. ark.. Methodist

Baptist Church .. Church
24 Mission Road, Panacea Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10 a.m. 'astot (rett empteton
Wa rshin11 a.m. (850) 984-0127

Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears

Pioneer Baptist
Church (SBC)

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

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

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

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

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

St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton

Catholic C
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
_SundaySchool 10 a.m.
Father 'ames MacGee, Pastor
36? Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
926-1797 A

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

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

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National evangelist Landon
Frost will be speaking at two
Wakulla County churches from
Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug.
Frost will be at Whiddon Lake
Primitive Baptist Church Aug. 3
and Aug. 4 at 7 p.m., each day. He
will be speaking at Friendship
Primitive Baptist Church on Aug.
5 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Frost has ministeredd in many
other countries in addition to
the United States. Rev. Emmett
Whaley is pastor at Whiddon
Lake and Friendship churches.

Pioneer Church to
host 'Harmony'
Pioneer Baptist Church in
Crawfordville will host "Har-
mony" in concert Friday, Aug. 3
at 8 p.m.
Harmony's members include
Elizabeth Hurst, Lela Pettis, Anita

Crawfordville United

Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ochlockonee & Arran Road ComeI Grow With Us' www.crawfordvllle-ac.org

.evcovev- t/e, Oj ence/

BAPTist ChuRcl

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
(call for reservations)
Prayer/ Bible Study
IMPACT (Youth)
Children's Events

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

S Hwy 319 Medart,
17 iui" Office926 265

Early Worship
Sunday School
Morning Worship
Youth Zone Time

8:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m
11:00 a.m.,
4:30 p.m.

SEvening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.

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

Camp Meeting Revival

The West Florida Congregational Holiness
Churches' Annual Camp Meeting

Aug. 6 Aug. 10
7:30 p.m. Nightly

At the C.H. Church
"Odom Memorial Campground"
Located at 202 Pullback Rd., Sopchoppy, FL
Scheduled Speaker
Bishop Ronald Wilson

Everyone is Welcome
For More Information Call (850) 962-9021

117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy

Church Office

Sunday School 945 M
Morning Worship 11AM

Evening Worship 6 PM

Wednesday 7 PM Prayer Meeting.
Youth & Children's Programs

Randy Anderson, Minister of Music "-
Vicki Anderson, Youth Director
Jerry Evans, Mike Crouch, Bernle Kemi Musicians

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship I I a.m.

9:15 a.m.

Sunday School

O'Connor and Paula Crosby.
They are members of Grace
Baptist Church in Crawfordville.
The group formed in 1999
while singing together in their
church choir. Their.style of mu-
sic is a mix of southern gospel
contemporary, hymns and spiri-
tuals. They sing at their home
church and are happy to sing at
other churches. A love offering
will be received to support their
Pioneer Baptist Church is
located four miles east of Craw-
fordville, just north of the Lower
Bridge Road and Spring Creek
Highway intersection. For more
information, call the church of-
fice at 926-6161.

Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
Iagaggg Crawfordville
Daniel Cooksey
."o A Worshp Witlh Us"
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship.................. 11 a.m.
Evening Worship.................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service.................. 7 p.m.
& Youth Service 7 p.m.
Royal Rangers 7 p.m.
Missionettes 7 p.m.



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'said living quarters are being
-completed at the Crawfordville
fire station. "We'll take care of
"everybody," said Honeybone of
'the service area and the Craw-
fordville firefightering base.
"Wakulla County is in for a good
'thing. We'll offer professional
service and a quicker response
time. It will take some of the
doad off of the volunteers."
-, With paid firefighters based
at the fire station, residents will
not have to wait for volunteers
to leave their homes, drive to
S-the fire station to pick up a truck

Continued from Page 1

Jamison said. "To protect
- ;the water at Wakulla Springs,
'you've got to protect upstream,"
he said.
Jamsion also said that diver
Casey McKinlay, one of the
Woodville Karst divers who
-discovered the Turner-Wakulla
connection, reported that a
.conduit was discovered that
might potentially link to Indian
-Springs, That route will be ex-
plored in upcoming dives and
pushing toward Spring Creek,
which is known to be connected
to Wakulla Springs, but the link
is not fully understood.
: Cave divers and geologists
are now speculating that the
underground cave system may
be like a honeycomb, running
throughout the area. "There are
still multiple conduits and karst
window sinkholes that haven't
i been connected yet," Jamison
said. "Multiple caves running

Continued from Page 1

Vause attended the check
presentation with Mosley and
Kendrick. "We had an active
planning group and several citi-
zen input meetings," he said of
Hickory Park improvements,
Wakulla County has until
April 30, 2010 to complete the
grant work. "I hope to have it
done long before then," said.
Mosley, who added that work at
"the site will begin soon.
"This is the enjoyable part

and drive to the fire s
firefighters can respor
and be joined by v
when needed.
Honeybone said th
ers will work in there
shifts as firefighters ii
see do. "We'vebeen v
he said. "The number
up compared to the su
counties. We're runn
calls than Taylor Cou
roll something to eve
the county."
When firefighter
fighting fires, floneyb
to have the crew wc
educational and fir
tion programs to reac
County youths.

to Wakulla Springs ar
Spring Creek."
"There's plenty of e
still to do," Jamison s
There is also the po
another, deeper cave
their down. During th
deep wells were being
part of the study linki
lahassee sprayfield t
Springs, after going
very hard rock layer o:
the diggers hit salt wi
gist Sean McGlynn spE
one of his presentation
could be a layer of tr
water from an early pe
formation of Florida.
Study of the watt
out from the main ven
Creek indicates it has
salinity as open wa
Gulf of Mexico, Jam
While' water in the A
30 on the salinity scali
water in the Gulf is
the water from the m
Creek vent.
"The more we fin
less we know," Jamisc

of the job," said Kend
check presentation. "7
ture has done a pretty
of getting projects ip
"I, as a (parks ani r
board member, ap
very much," said Uaus
give people a quit, c
to go."
Kendrick saidthe
makers funded$33.
worth of state projects
including Hickary Par
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to Kendrick, speciala
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r of calls is The Wakulla County Sheriff's
*rrounding Office will join the Florida
aing more Department of Transportation
inty. We'll and law enforcement agencies
.rything in across Florida and the nation to
raise awareness of the dangers
s are not of running red lights during Na-
one hopes tional Stop on Red Week, Aug.
working on 4 to Aug. 11.
e preven- "This campaign raises aware-
:h Wakulla ness of the dangers of red light
running and helps reduce fatali-
ties in many of the participat-
nd then to ing communities," said Major
Maurice Langston.
exploration Deputy Mike Helms of the
aid. traffic enforcement division
)ssibility of said, "In 2005, the last year for
system fur- which statistics are available,
e time the 805 people were killed in red
g drilled as light running crashes nation-
ng the Tal- ally. Ninety-six, or 11 percent
o Wakulla of those fatalities occurred in
through a Florida. Another 6,300 people
f dolemite, were injured. Florida ranks at
ater. Biolo- the top of the list for states in
eculated in red light running crashes."
ons that it "Vehicles are more likely to
rapped sea crash and people injured in
riod in the urban crashes than in any other
type of crashes," said Sheriff
er coming David Harvey. Fortunately, sta-
t at Spring tistics show that there are fewer
Sthe same red light running incidents in
ser n sid. rural areas. However, the flip
lason ti is a side of this, the rural crashes
e, the open can be more deadly because
a 26, as is of a higher rate of speed en-
ain Spring countered during the driving
id out the "Recently and tragically, the
on said. county has been witness to two
fatalities at a red light intersec-
tion in Wakulla County. We
ick of the must then, remember several
he legisla- rules in order to improve infer-
good job sections safety and avoiding red
proved." light running and red light run-
ecreation) nets," said Major Langston.
reciate it Slow down and prepare to
se. "It will stop when a light turns yellow.
cool place Yield to pedestrians. They have
the right of way regardless of
state law- whether the intersection is
2 million marked or unmarked. Proceed
this year, through intersections with cau-
rk. "It is a tion even after the light turns
;aid Vause green and be mindful of your
ally when own safety.
Come to a complete stop
before turning right on red.

Yield to vehicles making a u-turn
when turning on red.
Last year, Florida law enforce-
ment officers wrote 300,000
tickets to motorists for running
red lights. After two convictions
in 12 months, violators must
attend driver improvement
"You can always spot a red
light runner because they look
like you and me. We've all
gone through the light when
we should have stopped. How-
ever, only half of us will admit
it," Undersheriff Donnie Crum

Family Night

Out for 6th
grade families

The families of incoming
sixth grade students are invited
to a Family Night Out to hear
from a nationally recognized
therapist on making the transi-
tion to middle school.
Dr. Lonnie Carlton, a fam-
ily therapist and host of the
syndicated radio show "Take a
Minute for the Family," will help
parents and children navigate
the changes of middle school
with her program "Stepping into
The program will be held
Friday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Crawfordville. It's
sponsored by the Center for
Prevention Research at FSU, the
Wakulla County School Board,
and the Wakulla County Coali-
tion for Youth.
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant
Superintendent for Instruction,
and JoAnn Daniels, principal
of Wakulla Middle School, will
also speak at the program. For
the youth, YMCA camp leaders
will have activities in the church
gym. A hot dog supper will be
served for the families.
There is no charge for the
event, but reservations are re-
quested. Reservations can be
made by calling 528-7137.


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Pilgrim Rest Primitive Bap-
tist Church will host a musical
program on Saturday, Aug. 4 at
7:30 p.m. A celebration for pastor
Rev. 0. Walker's anniversary will
be held at 3:30 p.m. with Rev.
Joe Malone, and Shady Grove
Primitive Baptist Church No. 2
in Tallahassee, in charge.
We welcome you to fellow-
ship with us on behalf of our
church, 165 Surf Rd. in Sopchop-
py. The program is sponsored
by the men of the church. The
speaker will be Minister Rodney
Stewart of Shady Grove Church
in Tallahassee. Everyone is invit-
ed, members of Skipper Temple
Church and the men of God.
Our prayers and concerns
go out to all the sick and shut-
in, those in hospitals, nursing
homes, the prisons, all in need
of help everywhere.

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until 10 p.m.
The event will allow the ifin
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supporting the complex with a
free lunch, games, door prizes,
a silent auction, entertainment
and an open house.
The inn meeting rooms will
have wedding displays and. n-
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Wakulla fall sports registration set

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The Wakulla Age 11 and Under Cal Ripken All-Star team

11-U All-Stars 1-2 in state tourney; lose

thriller 12-11 to Tallahassee Winthrop

The Wakulla age 11 and under Cal Ripken All-
Star baseball team traveled to Live Oak on July
13 and July 14 to participate in the Cal Ripken
State Tournament.
The team suffered an 11-1 loss to Jacksonville
Mandarin in the opening game before rebound-
ing against Tallahassee Tom Brown Park, 3-1. The
following day, Wakulla lost a 12-11 thriller against
Tallahassee Winthrop Park. The contest lasted for

more than four hours due to weather delays.
Team officials thanked the sponsors for mak-
ing the state tournament trip possible.
The team included Tyler Bennett, Raleigh
Strickland, Garrett Clark, Jake Lord, Micah Gray,
Jordan Franks, Kaleb Atkins, Chris Paris, Austin
Lee, Braxton Revell, Alex Hester and Jake Oli-

Football season tickets available

Many past Wakulla High School football
season ticket holders have chosen not to renew
their seats. Those seats are now available on a
first come, first served basis.
Fans can purchase reserved season tickets for
the upcoming War Eagle season at www.wakul-
lagridiron.com or by mailing $150 for a double
membership, $80 for a single membership, $55

for a student reserved seat or $45 for a student.
unreserved seat.
Mail ticket requests to WHS Gridiron Club, P.O.
Box 1254, Crawfordville, FL 32326. Please include
a name, address and telephone number in the
For more information, call Jack Cooper at
590-5517 or Andy Messer at 926-4798.

Sudden Impact seeking players
Sudden Impact, the new age ing is asked to show up or call
14 and under girls traveling Mike Kirkland at 980-3548 or
softball team, is looking for 574-3036.
four more players for the Fall Kirkland may also be con-
season. tacted concerning coaching
Practice is held every Sunday lessons for Basic Infield Drills,
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Rickards Basic Outfield Drills, and Proper
Softball Field in Tallahassee. Hitting Techniques. Lessons are
Anyone interested in play- $20/hour.

Wildwood Patriot Golf

Day benefits veterans

Wildwood Golf Course will
participate in a Patriot Golf Day
in September.
The event will provide the
public with an opportunity to
help those who have suffered
great losses in the line of duty.
Patriot Golf Day was spear-
headed by a PGA Professional
and is jointly supported by the
PGA of America and the United
States Golf Association.
On Sept. 1, golfers across the
country have the unique oppor-
tunity to make a donation to
Wounded Warriors, Inc., which
will also benefit the Fallen

Heroes Foundation to support
families of those who have be-
come disabled or lost their lives
in the line of military duty.
Wildwood Golf Course will
participate in Patriot Golf Day.
For every round of golf played
Wildwood, the course will make
a donation to Wounded War-
riors. Wakulla Bank will match
all donations.
The mission of The Fallen
Heroes Foundation will be to
award scholarships to children
of those who have been severely
disabled or lost their lives in
military duty.

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until noon at the recreation park in Medart.
The age determining date is Sept. 1 for all
sports except girls' softball, which is Jan. 1.
The sports offered include:
Ages 6 and 7 Division, 8 and 9 Division, and
10 and 11 Division
The cost is $40 per child. Players must be age
6 prior to Sept. 1, 2007 in order to be eligible.
Ages 6, 7 and 8.
The cost is $40 per child Players must be age
6 prior to Sept. 1, 2007 to be eligible.
PEE WEE DIVISION Ages 9 to 11. The weight
limit is 75 pounds to 126 pounds. Lineman may
weigh up to 140 pounds.
JUNIOR DIVISION Ages 12 13 and 14. The
weight limit is 126 to 146 pounds.
Limeman may weigh up to 160 pounds.
The cost for tackle football is t85 per child. A
copy of a birth certificate is required,

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softball league is $55 per child. A copy of a birth
certificate is required.
All players must provide proof of health insur-
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Department at 926-7227.

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ing conducted in preparation of developing the Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program grant proposal. All
interested parties are encouraged to attend.
The meeting will be held in the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioner's Chamber at 196 Ochlocknee Street,
Crawfordville, Florida. For information, please xcntact Sheryl Mosley, Park Facilities Coordinator, Wakulla County Parks
and Recieation Department at 926-7227.
The public meeting is being conducted in a handicaped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an inter-
preter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Debbie DuBose, Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners, Post Office Box 1263, Crawfordvile, Florida 32326-1263 prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be
provided. Any non-English speaking person wishingto attend the public meeting should contact Debbie DuBose, Wakulla
County Board of County Commissioners, Post Offied Box 1263, Crawfordville, Florida 32326-1263 prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be provided. To access a Teleconmunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 926-
1201. Any handicapped person requiring special acconmodation at this meeting should contact, Wakulla County Board of
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Sheriff's Report

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office investigated another grand
theft at the Crawfordville Wal-Mart on Tuesday, July 17, according
to Sheriff David Harvey.
Investigators charged Shmae Y. Simmons, 19, of Tallahassee
with two counts of misdemeanor larceny and six counts of felony
larceny, theft of $300 to $20,000 worth of goods.
Sgt. James Plouffe met with a regional Asset Protection Coordi-
nator for the company and discovered that Simmons had allegedly
taken cash from the register and rung up customers without taking
money from them.
On six different days her cash drawer was short, $92, $410, $299,
$599, $970 and $697, according to the report. In addition, she alleg-
edly rang up goods for acquaintances without payment. The stolen
goods were valued at $369 on one day and $1,035 on another.
Simmons was taken to the Wakulla County Jail. Two other sus-
pects in the case have been identified, but not charged.

In other activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
during the past week

On July 25 and July 26, investigators were called to the Farm
subdivision in Crawfordville to respond to vehicle burglaries.
During the burglaries the suspects canvassed the neighborhood
looking for unlocked vehicles.
The suspects seized items such as wallets, checkbooks and small
electronics. Some of the wallets have been recovered with only
cash missing. Investigators believe there are more victims who
don't realize they are victims. Anyone missing property from the
subdivision should contact Detective Brad Taylor at 926-0862.
On July 26, Kathy Holt of Hartford, Ala. reported a theft of
money from Hardee's in Crawfordville. Restaurant officials reported
$1,808 missing which had allegedly been deposited in an area bank.
The investigation by Lt. James Plouffe continues.
On July 25, Tim L Shiver of Crawfordville reported a burglary
and criminal mischief at Wakulla Middle School. The school's main-
tenance golf cart was driven through the hallways. Some damage
was reported as a result of the cart hitting the walls. Damage to
two fire doors, the hallways and golf cart was estimated at $2,250.
Truck keys and school radios were also reported missing, but later
recovered. Deputy Andrew Vass, Captain Bill Poole, Captain Steve
Ganey and Lt. Trey Morrison investigated.
On July 25, Daphne G. Christie of Crawfordville reported the
theft of coins and jewelry from her home. They were valued at
$650. A suspect was identified through interviews and a 17-year-
old Crawfordville male was charged in the theft. Deputy Jason
Newlin, Deputy Sean Wheeler, Sgt. Pat Smith and FHP Trooper
Brian Speigner investigated.
On July 26, Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated a hit and run
traffic accident with Sgt. Mike Kemp. Lee C. Fender of Crawfordville
reported being struck by suspects who have been identified. The
victim required medical treatment from being struck several times.
The suspect vehicle was abandoned on Old Plank Road. Suspects
have been identified. The Florida Highway Patrol assumed control
of the investigation.
On July 26, Robert J. Remes of Crawfordville reported a ve-
hicle burglary. Cellular equipment, valued at $387, was reported
stolen. The property was entered in the NCIC/FCIC computer. Lt.
Ray Johnson investigated.
On July 17, John W. Luper III of Panacea reported the theft of
a vehicle hitch from a Sopchoppy repair shop. The hitch is valued
at $150. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On July 17, Clayton P. Taff of Sopchoppy reported the theft
of a cordless phone from his home. The phone is valued at $5.0
and a suspect has been identified. Det. John Zarate is requesting
an arrest warrant on the suspect.
On July 17, Cynthia S. Lunsfdr-d~f Crawfordville reported a
bank fraud as someone cashed checksr-om her bank account. More
than $9,300 worth of checks had been cashed. Two suspects have
been identified. A firearm, valued at $375, was also stolen. The
firearm was entered in the NCIC/FCIC computer. Deputy Andrew
Vass investigated.
On July 17, Zoe Mansfield of St. Marks reported a criminal
mischief to restrooms at the city boat ramp. Concrete blocks had
been used to damage the facility. Deputy Ward Kromer and Det.
Brad Taylor estimated the damage at $900.
On July 17, Todd Carlton and Randy Esser of Wildwood Coun-
try Club reported a criminal mischief as someone drove a vehicle
on the course. Greens were damaged and a vehicle was used to
spin "donuts" in the sand traps. Flags at two holes were run over
and damaged. The estimated damage to the course was $4,000.
Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.
On July 18, Katherine E. Whittington of Crawfordville reported
a grand theft of an air compressor. The equipment was valued
at $500. Suspects have been identified. Deputy Robert Giddens
On July 19, Michael K. Smith of Tallahassee reported a bur-
glary at his Crawfordville home. A vacuum cleaner was stolen and
a window at the residence was broken. Damage was estimated at
$100 and the vacuum is valued at $80. Deputy Pam Veltkamp and
Captain Steve Ganey investigated.
On July 18, Jamie L Naff of Crawfordville reported a burglary to
her storage unit. A computer and desk, valued at $540, were stolen.
Deputy Pam Veltkamp and Deputy Charles Deal investigated.
On July 18, Jerry R. Mackin of Crawfordville reported the theft
of $240 worth of materials from the Habitat for Humanity store.
Roof paper, a garden hose and iron bed were among the missing
items. Deputy Pam Veltkamp investigated.
On July 19, Leo Pilgrim, Jr., 51, of Crawfordville was charged
with DUI and operating a motor vehicle while his driver license
was revoked or suspended. Deputy Matt Helms observed the driver
allegedly crossing the center line and requested the motorist per-
form field sobriety exercises. The tag on the vehicle had expired
in October 2005.
On July 23, Daniel K. Pearce of Crawfordville reported a church
burglary at Shady Sea Baptist Church in Spring Creek. Fifty metal
folding chairs, valued at $200, were taken. Deputy Robert Giddens
On July 23, Michael S. Rowse of St. Petersburg reported the
theft of lumber from a Shell Point construction site. The lumber
was valued at $250. The victim in the case was Mad Dog Design
and Construction. Deputy Jason Newlin investigated.
On July 20, Andrew Stephany of Havana reported a criminal
mischief in Crawfordville. A forced entry was attempted at the
structure. Damage was estimated at $50. Deputy Benjamin A.

Steinle investigated.
On July 22, Lou James of Crawfordville reported a burglary as
his home. Someone entered the home and stole food and beer from
the victim's refrigerator. A forced entry was discovered. The missing
food is valued at $20. Deputy Benjamin A. Steinle investigated.
On July 21, Jeffrey Glenn Noe, 46, of St. Marks was charged
with no motor vehicle registration, knowingly operating a motor
vehicle with a license suspended or revoked and driving a vehicle
with a tag not assigned following a traffic stop on the Woodville
Highway. Deputy Andrew Vass observed Noe on the highway and
from previous dealings with him knew he did not have a valid
driver license.

The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office received 801 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.

Court shorts

A jury found a woman guilty last week of trying to smuggle
tobacco into the Wakulla County Jail.
Denise Clark, 44, went to trial on Tuesday, July 24, on a felony
charge of introduction of contraband into a county detention
On Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, Clark drove her fiance Andy Lewis
out to the jail where he threw a freezer bag with four packs of
Bugler tobacco over the fence. Lewis, who had only recently been
released from jail himself, intended the tobacco for inmate Ken-
neth Veenstra. Instead, an animal control officer saw the packet
get thrown from Clark's car and called law enforcement officers.
Defense attorney Elizabeth Peskin, representing Clark, ques-
tioned Lewis about his role in the tobacco getting thrown over the
fence. Lewis, who has already pleaded to the charge for his role
and been sentenced to two years community control, said Clark
knew nothing about the package. He said he told her that there
were some trailers for rent in the area around the jail and they
drove out there to look. He said he concealed the package from
her and threw it from the car when she wasn't looking.
The car was identified and deputies showed up at the couple's
home later that day.
"She didn't even know nothing about it 'til the police showed
up," Lewis testified.
Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell's first question to Lewis
was, "Ever been convicted of a felony?"
"Yeah," he answered.
"How many?" Campbell asked.
"I don't know," Lewis said. "A whole bunch."
Campbell noted that the plastic freezer bag was fairly large and
made a lot of crinkling noise and questioned how Lewis managed
to conceal it from his fiancee. Lewis responded that he had rolled
the freezer bag tightly with the tobacco in it, pressed the air out
and sealed it. Campbell handed over the bag and tobacco that was
in evidence and asked Lewis to show the jury.
Lewis fumbled with the bag and tobacco on the stand, explain-
ing: "I had another thumb back then. I cut my finger off." He was
missing the thumb of his left hand.
Clark began crying when the guilty verdict was read, and she
was taken into custody by bailiffs until her sentencing on Sept.

FHP investigates hit, run

The Florida Highway Patrol
is investigating a hit-and-run
accident reported Thursday, July
26 at 3:32 a.m. on McMahan
Drive west of Richardson Road
in northeastern Wakulla County,
according to FHP officials.
An undetermined driver was
traveling westbound on McMa-
han Drive in a 1992 Dodge truck.
Lee C. Fender, 20, of Crawford-
ville, and passenger Kenneth
J. Pontones, 20, of Tallahassee,
were westbound on McMahan
Drive in the 1992 Mercury sedan
in front of the Dodge.
The Dodge collided with the
rear of the Fender vehicle twice
when Fender attempted to slow
down and get out of the way of
the Dodge.
The Dodge struck the Fender
vehicle a third time and pushed
it 10 feet down the road. Fender
got out of his vehicle, but the
other driver left the scene, FHP
officials said.
After the investigation, it was
determined that all of the col-
lisions were intentional on the
part of the driver in the Dodge.
Charges are pending against the
Dodge driver, law enforcement
officials said.
At approximately 6:15 a.m.,
the Dodge was located aban-
doned on Natural Bridge Road
west of Old Plank Road. The

Teens hurt in

crash released

from hospital

Two teenage juveniles, a'boy
and a girl, are recovering well
from injuries received in a four
vehicle accident at the intersec-
tion of Spring Creek Highway
(Highway 365) and Highway 61
on Monday, July 23.
The children were treated at
a Tallahassee hospital after be-
ing thrown from a truck driven
by Joel "Lee" Harrison, Jr., 36, of
Crawfordville. The vehicle was
registered to Joel L. Harrison, 60,
of Crawfordville.
One of the teenagers lost
some teeth in the accident. None
of the motorists suffered serious

FHP to use

unmanned car

The Florida Highway Patrol
will utilize an unmanned marked
patrol car placed in specific
locations to help deter traffic
violations. The patrol car will be
utilized to increase visibility in
problem areas.
Troopers will also conduct
follow up patrols in those areas
where the unmanned patrol car
was placed. The times and loca-
tions of the vehicle are not being
advertised so that the visibility
will be more effective.
Hopefully this strategy will
have a deterrent effect in these
problem areas. The empty pa-
trol car you pass today maybe
manned by a Trooper tomor-
row, are you willing to take the
chance? Florida Highway Patrol
officials asked.

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office,
Leon County Sheriff's Office and
the Wakulla EMS Unit assisted
at the scene.
Fender and Pontones re-
ceived minor injuries in the
incident. The Mercury suffered
$4,000 worth of damages.
The Dodge suffered $4,000
worth of damages and the
owner of the vehicle was identi-
fied as an 18-year-old man from
FHP Trooper Ernest E. Hunt
was the crash investigator.

A man was cleared of a misdemeanor battery charge in which
he allegedly pushed his wife during an argument.
Owen Butler was acquitted of the charge after a Wednesday,
July 25 trial.
Butler's estranged wife, Kelly Butler, testified that she was
pushed and threatened during a March 25 argument between the
couple. The case presented by the defense was that the charges
were retribution after Butler and his mother took back a car that
had been loaned to the wife, an action that reportedly infuriated
Assistant State Attorney Megan Santos prosecuted the case.
Lawyer David Kemp represented Butler.

Notice of Land Use Change
The City of Sopchoppy proposes to adopt the following by ordinance and,
has scheduled Public Hearings regarding the following before the City of
Sopchoppy Commission. First public hearing will be held Monday, August
13, 2007 and the second public hearing/adoption will be held Monday, Sep-
tember 10, 2007. Both hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m., 100 Municipal Av-
enue, Sopchoppy, FL. Interested parties are invited to attend and present

1. Rezoning
Tax ID Number:
Existing Zone:
Proposed Zoning:
Parcel Size:

2. Rezoning
Tax ID Number:
Existing Zoning:
Proposed Zoning:
Parcel size:

Jerome Rosier
rezone to commercial
R3- Highway Residential
two acres
Northside of Highway 319, next
to St. Nora Church

Colleen Skipper
rezone to residential
Highway Residential
Residential- R-1
less than one acre
East side of Surf Road at Booth
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Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Public Hearing: Awards and Presentations
Commission Chambers

Public Hearing: Amendment to Shell Point Golf
Cart Community Ordinance
Commission Chambers

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson Meeting with
Elected Officials
Hudson House

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Public Hearing: FRDAP Grant App-Equestrian Ctr.
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Workshop: Development Agreements
And Best Practices for Planning and
Community Development
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting

6:00 P.M.

6:10 P.M.

6:20 P.M.

3:00 P.M.

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Commission Chambers
All Workshops, Public Hearings and Commission Meetings are open to the public. Wakulla County does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. Handicapped individuals may
receive special accommodations with one working day's notice as per section 286.011(6) F.S. If special accommodations are required, please
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007 Page 9A

Spaying, neutering address serious unwanted animal problem

When we write this column,
we try to be factual and not
preach to our audience. How-
ever, today I feel I must preach
to, you.
I know I might be "preaching
to the choir," but I hope those
who read this column may
have an interest in helping to
get the word out that we need
to address a serious unwanted
animal problem in Wakulla
I just came home from a trip
of a lifetime .... seeing millions
bf wild animals in their natural
habit in Kenya and Tanzania.
There, nature is in balance.
.What I came home to was a
situation where hundreds of

animals at our shelter had to be
euthanized this month because
of over population. And to make
matters worse, we were just no-
tified that CHAT will no longer
be a recipient a $10,000 grant
from a foundation that has
been providing us with funds
for our community spay/neuter
For three years, a west coast
foundation has given CHAT a
grant, to be spent for Wakulla
County residents who need
assistance having their pet
This year the foundation will
not renew the grant because, for
the third year in a row, we did
not use most the money.

As a community, we should
be outraged. Because of apathy,
ignorance, or who knows what,
we have lost $10,000 that could
have been used to address our
unwanted animal problem.
If you have been to Tallahas-
see recently, you might have
seen the bulletin boards urg-
ing pet owners to spay/neuter

their pets.
Their campaign and hun-
dreds of others around the
country are working. The annual
statewide shelter pet euthana-
sia for New Hampshire last year
was 3,000 animals. That state
has a population of 1.3 million
people. Our little county with
less than 30,000 people eutha-
nized more than 2,000 shelter
animals last year.
I don't know the answer to
the problem, but I do know,
we can't adopt ourselves out of
the over-population problem.
Nor does it make any sense to
transfer our animals to shelters
that are willing to find homes
for them.

If the solution is a public edu-
cation campaign, we are already
sending material to school chil-
dren. Maybe we need to spend
CHAT funds on a different pub-
lic education campaign.
Tallahassee now operates a
spay/neuter clinic at their shel-
ter. Would a program of that
type generate more interest on
the part of the public than our
voucher system?
Maybe, we should never
adopt an adult animal out of
the shelter until it has been
sterilized. We should expect the
new owner to use the voucher
they are given for their pet's
Whatever the answer, we

must and can find a solution if
we act as a community.
Some folks might say, our
animal control situation is much
better than it used to be. Hav-
ing moved to this area almost
50 years ago, I would say that is
true, but it does not make it a
good situation.
Wakulla County can do bet-
ter. We need more people to
get involved in this community
problem. On August 4, come see
us when we are at the Inn at
Wildwood Summerfest. We will
have some animals for adoption
and applications to join CHAT.
And, please help us get the word
out .... Spay/Neuter Your Pet.

Safari Man, BJ the Clown close out 'Showtime!'

The final event of the Sum-
tM:er Reading Program takes
place on Thursday, Aug. 2,
vWhen The Safari Man and B.J.
the Clown close out the "It's
,hbwtimel" events with a fun
evening of silly songs, sing-
alongs, face painting and bal-
loon animals. The family fun
begins at 6:30 p.m. and will
bring to an end a wonderful
summer of events sponsored by
the Friends of the Library.
' For the 31st consecutive
year, the Friends of the Library
have financially sponsored
the library's Summer Reading
Program. Their fundraisers,
membership drives, and other
community activities through-
out the year provide the con-
'siderable funds to make all
of the summer events free to
all children and their families.
This summer's program was
no exception and no expense
was spared to bring Wakulla
families top notch programs,
events and field trips to educate
and enrich our county's youth

over their summer break from
school. Please show your sup-
port for the Friends by becom-
ing a member of the Friends or
supporting one of their fund-
raisers such as the Free Book
Free Book Extravaganza
The Friends are sponsoring
a Free Book Extravaganza on
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The Friends will
have thousands of books avail-
able, free for the taking, includ-
ing hardback, paperback, fic-
tion, non-fiction, reference, and
children's books. The Friends of
the Library will gratefully accept
any monetary donations col-

elected at the event toward their
ongoing support of the Summer
Reading Program.
In addition to funding the
library's Summer Reading Pro-
gram, the Friends fund all
public access printing and
photocopying services at the
library, many library programs,
books and library materials, as
well as financial support to the
Iris Garden Club in their efforts
to beautify the library grounds.
One of the ways the Friends
raise these funds is through
their periodic Free Book Extrava-
ganzas. The free event is open
to the public.

Free computer classes
The August class schedule is
now available on the library's
web site, www.wakullalibrary.
org, and includes 16 free classes
offered during the month. There
are 12 computers in the library's
computer lab and classes are
limited to the first 12 individu-
als who sign up. Please register

now for these free computer
training opportunities.
There will be two genealogy
offerings during August with
"Virtual Vaults" taking place
on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and "Mis-
sion Organization" scheduled
for Aug. 23. Virtual Vaults will
show users what records are
available online while Mission
Organization will teach users
how to save their documents
electronically. Both classes-are
held on Thursdays and begin
at 6:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the be-
ginners Internet I class takes
place from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30
p.m. followed by Excel III from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Thursday
Aug. 9, Burn-a-CD I will take
place from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30
p.m., PowerPoint II takes place
from, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed
by the Virtual Vaults genealogy
class that evening.
For more information about
library programs or events,
please call the library at 926-

Star found guilty of sex with minor

A 49-year-old Crawfordville
ian who fled the state last
year before his trial on charges
that he had sex with a 14-year-
old girl finally went to trial last.
week and was found guilty. He
could face up to 75 years in
jail when he is sentenced in
- The man, Robert Star, took
h e- stand in his own defense
at 'he trial on Thursday, July
26 c-laiming he never touched
tie girl and that she was lying
.abuiit their relationship. Star
also testified that he fled the
area in September 2006 not be-
cauise he was afraid to go to trial
but because his attorney at the
time told him to. Star was cap-
tured in West Virginia, where
he was living in his car at a rest
,stop, and eventually extradited
'back to Wakulla County.
After three and a half hours
of deliberations, the jury came
back with five verdicts of guilty
as charged to lewd and las-

civious battery, a second-degree
felony. Star sat alone at the de-
fense table with his head in his
hands while the jury was out,
and when the verdict was read
he simply put his head down.
"It's not easy being a kid, es-
pecially when you're an ESE kid
and don't have a lot of friends."
Assistant' State Attorney 'Jack
Campbell told the six-person
jury in his closing, referring to
the victim in the case who was
in Exceptional Student Educa-
tion classes for developmen-
tally slow children. Campbell
said Star took advantage of the
girl's naivete. Star was charged
with only five counts of lewd
and lascivious battery because
that was all that the girl could
specifically remember, Camp-
bell said.
"It isn't easy being a kid," de-
fense attorney Elizabeth Peskin
repeated in her closing state-
ment to the jury. "But it isn't
easy being a parent either," she
added. It was the defense's con-

tention that the alleged victim
and Star's own daughter, best
friends, had conspired against
him because he was too strict
and had told them they could
no longer be friends.
The courtroom was closed
when the alleged victim testi-
fied. Other witnesses testified
that Star and the girl.acted to-
ward each other like boyfriend-
girlfriend, and one 10-year-old
girl who spent the night at the
Star home testified that she saw
Star and the girl sleeping in the
same bed.
Star took the stand claiming
he had never touched the girl.
On the eve of his trial in 2006,
Star said his then-attorney told
him of a client who had fled to
Mexico and was never heard
from again. But Star denied he
was running from the charges,
saying he just went driving to
clear his head and kept going.
"My world was coming
apart," Star said. He was facing
the criminal charges, his home

had been foreclosed on, and the
money he wanted to use to buy
some false teeth was gone. His
Monte Carlo SS ran out of gas
on the interstate and he man-
aged to coast in to a park and
ride lot. He lived there for 17
days in his car, out of gas, the
battery dead, and with two flat
tires. He was discovered when
a tow truck driver came to haul
the car away.
Taken into custody in West
Virginia, Star fought extradi-
tion back to Florida. Wakulla
Deputy John Zarate testified
that he had to appear in court
there to identify Star and have
him turned over for transport
to Wakulla County.
Star still faces a felony charge
of tampering with a witness,
which occurred when Star al-
legedly talked to his daughter
about discrediting the victim
and not to cooperate with the
prosecution. That charge was
not heard by the jury.

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Fire and Rescue report

This past week, Wakulla
'County firefighters responded
to one fire alarm, one brush
fire, one miscellaneous fire, five
vehicle accidents and 19 medi-
cal first responder emergency
* *
Firefighters are occasionally
accused of being "adrenalin
junkies" with some merit. How-
ever, whether paid or volunteer,
they perform their duties for
only one purpose and that is to
protect life and property. Unfor-
tunately, there are instances in
which efforts to protect lives are
simply out of the firefighters'
and other emergency workers'
'controls. A case in point was
the very tragic vehicle accident
-that occurred on July 9 at the
intersection of Crawfordville
Highway and Bloxham Cutoff
where two people were killed.
On these occasions, firefighters
and other emergency workers
must face the harsh reality;
that it is not always possible to
save lives.
Although emergency work-
:ers face tragic incidents on
:an all too regular basis, they
:do not become hardened to
those scenes any more than
the average person who hap-
pens upon a bad accident. Such
scenes of tragedy and devasta-
tion can, and often do, remain
with emergency workers for a
long time and in some cases
a lifetime. Occasionally, they
can be so severely affected by

scenes of tragic events that
they are forced to find other
employment or stop serving as
It is often necessary to con-
duct Critical Incident Debriefing
Sessions (CIDS) for emergency
workers following tragic events.
These are sessions conducted
for emergency workers usually
within 24 hours following ex-
posure to traumatic and poten-
tially psychologically affecting
events. It is a tool for use in
assisting emergency workers
.to avoid or lessen the affects of
post-traumatic stress disorder.

Emergency workers attending
these sessions are encouraged
to talk or vent openly and
candidly about their feelings
and concerns in an effort to
create a degree of mental.stress
relief and, hopefully, closure.
Immediately following comple-
tion of their on-scene duties at
the accident mentioned above,
emergency personnel m6t at
the Crawfordville fire station
and participated in a CIDS. The
session was led by two trained
facilitators from the Tallahassee
Fire Department.

Public Meeting Notice

The City of Sopchoppy will be holding a
public hearing August 13, 2007 at 6:00p.m.
for the purpose of discussing improvements
at the City of Sopchoppy, Myron B. Hodge
Park. The City intends to apply for the Flor-
ida Recreation Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) grant funds through
the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to make these improvements.
The public is encouraged to attend and give
input on this project. The meeting will be
held at 100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy,
FL 32358.
Persons needing special access consider-
ations should call the City of Sopchoppy at
962-4611 at least 48 hours prior to the date
of the meeting.

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-Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007


Scallopers haven't gotten them all; still plenty east of

It's hard to believe that July
is almost gone and fall will be
here before you know it. This
has been a relatively cool sum-
mer compared to some we have
had in the past, but of course
it's not over yet and our warm-
est month is still coming.
Thank goodness for scal-
lops and the chance to get out
on the water with the entire
family and get in the water to
stay cool.
Despite the hundreds of
scallopers each weekend, there
are still plenty east of the Light-
house. Mark and Louise Prance
have been going every chance
they get and he said Monday
morning there were still more
than they had seen so far. They
had their limit is about an hour.
Still no word about any at La-
nark Village.
Fishing continues to be fairly
good if you can stand the heat.
Scott at Jerry's Bait and Tackle,
had their monthly tournament
and 18 teams competed. Eleven

teams came in with a five trout
tournament limit.
Anglers fished from the
Aucilla to Lanark Village. Chuck
Collins and Jeff Trent came
in with five fish weighing 12
pounds, 2 ounces and took first
place. Their big fish weighed 3
pounds, 8 ounces. Junior Dice
and Ashley Mock had the big
fish of the tournament, which
weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces.
They also placed second with
five fish weighing 11 pounds,
13 ounces.
Zack Bahorski and Eric Wor-
rell finished third with a total
weight of 10 pounds, 4 ounces.
In other reports, Scott said Joel
Frazier and Brett Hader caught
six reds and kept two and also
had three nice trout. They were
fishing Stoney Bayou.
Reed Brown fished around
Palmeto Island with a Bite a
Bait Lure and caught 20 reds.
He was fishing very early in the
morning before it got hot.
Mike Hopkins said fishing

From The Dock

was pretty good around Lanark
over the weekend. Trout fishing
continues to be decent on Dog
Island Reef, but you have to get
past the ladyfish and blues. He
said some real big trout were
caught this past weekend using
the Gulp and live pilchards.
Use the New Penny grub
and fish the spotted bottom
for best results. There are also
some nice Spanish being caught
out there.
Another spot that is hold-
ing trout is the cove just east
of the Marine Lab. It is also
holding reds and they have
moved back around the docks
along Highway 98. Reds are also

being caught along the aocks
on the bayside of Dog Island
and in the cove just east of the
Marine Lab. Gold spoons or live
pilchards will work or a Gulp
fished on the bottom.
Tarpon are still being caught,
but Mike said most of the out
of town guides have headed
back home. Offshore fishing
continues to be good for grou-
per, snapper and cobia. Plenty
of big cobia are hanging around
the towers offshore.
Jimmy Brackett and party
caught five cobia grouper fish-
ing on the bottom near the
Bryson Reef. The 60 to 90 feet
of water range is producing

plenty of grouper, but most are
red grouper. The gags seem to
be deeper or in the shallower
water. One angler caught quite
a few trolling in 40 feet of
Amberjack are being caught
on the wrecks and artificial
reefs, but just aren't around the
towers for some reason. Mike
said 14-year-old Casey Gray,
a young man obsessed with
fishing and also a good fisher-
man, caught a dolphin trolling
just off the ocean side of Dog
Capt. Luke Frazier from Ad-
vatage Marine took the Mac
Jenkins party from Columbus
Ga. and had four high school
students, Mac, Jr., Jack, George
and Molly. They fished out of
Panacea and had four limits
of trout they caught on the
white gulp under the Cajun
Luke said Molly caught more
fish than anyone but girls or
women typically do. Sorry guys


These three loud, flashy birds can really grab your att(

Last week, I discussed three
flashy birds found mostly along
our coastal areas: the Black-
necked Stilt, the American

Oystercatcher, and the Black
These black and white beau-
ties, with their reddish bills and
legs, certainly grab your atten-
tion when you are observing
a beach, mud flat, or sand bar.
They really stand out! Their
calls are rather loud, too. So
if you hang around our coast
or estuaries you are probably
familiar with these birds to
some extent.
Stilts, with their long legs,
tend to wade in deeper water
than the other shorebirds/
sandpipers of similar body size.
As they wade, they'll snatch
up small prey. In shallows, as
with other shorebirds, they will
probe for worms;

American Oystercatchers
tend to feed a great deal on
oyster bars where the surface
is very firm. They possess no
hind toe for extra support-they
simply don't need hind toes.
The same can be said for Stilts.
Muddy areas they wade in
and feed upon must have a
fairly firm surface of shell frag-
Oystercatchers nest on
beaches covered with shell
fragments and, except for a
few sticks circling their shal-
low nests, they nest right on
the shells. Again, the hind toe
isn't needed where they nest
or feed.
Oystercatchers have flat-
tened bills-about the shape of
an oyster knife used for shuck-
ing oysters. They walk over
the sharp edged, hard oysters
feeding on limpets, barnacles,



mussels, crabs and oysters.
They do this by ramming their
beaks into an open oyster (or
any other bivalve) and snip the
abductor muscle before the mol-
lusk can clamp shut. They are
adept at extracting the bivalve.
The Black Skimmer's upper
and lower mandibles are even
thinner. The "beak," a combi-
nation of the upper and lower
mandible, is as thin as a paring
knife. As the name implies, they

skim the surface for minnows
and shrimp they catch in the
twilight hours, or during the
night. When shrimp and other
salt water prey swim to the
surface at dusk and through
the night into dawn, the water
calms, making this skimming
manner of feeding more pro-
ductive. They don't have to
skim through waves. The lower
mandible of the Skimmer grows
twice as fast as the upper one,

and they are the only birds in
the world with a longer lower
mandible than the upper. The
lower mandible has faint ridges
crossing near the tip. While the
bird skims, these ridges are par-
allel to the water and amount
to stabilizers, keeping the lower
bill at an "even keel."
They skim with the upper
bill just over the surface while
the lower is protruded into the
surface of the water at about a
45 degree angle. While swim-
ming, the head and body are
held at roughly a 20 degree
angle. Because they're flying so
low to the surface, they don't
take a full stroke with their
wings. They bring their wings
down even with their body, sort
of a unique flap. Many birds
soar or glide, but Skimmers are
the only birds I've ever seen
that sail.

Secretary of the Interior
Dirk Kempthorne recently an-
nounced the removal of the
bald eagle from the list of
threatened and endangered spe-
des at a ceremony at the Jeffer-
son Memorial in Washington,
D.C. After nearly disappearing
from most of the United States
decades ago, the bald eagle is
now flourishing across the na-
tion and no longer needs the
protection of the Endangered
Species Act.
"Today I am proud to an-
nounce: the eagle has returned,"
said Secretary Kempthorne. "In
1963. the lower 48 states were
home to barely 400 nesting
pairs of bald eagles. Today, after
decades of conservation effort,
they are home to some 10,000
nesting pairs, a 25-fold increase
in the last 40 years. Based on
its dramatic recovery, it is my
honor to announce the Depart-
ment of the Interior's decision
to remove the American Bald
Eagle from the Endangered
Species List."
Kempthorne emphasized the
ongoing commitment of the
Interior Department and the
entire federal government to
the eagle's continued success,
noting that bald eagles will
continue to be protected by
the Bald and Golden Eagle Pro-
tection Act and the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act. Both federal
laws prohibit "taking" killing,
selling or otherwise harming
eagles, their nests or eggs.
"After years of careful study,
public comment and planning,
the Department of the Interior
and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service are confident in the
future security of the Ameri-
can Bald Eagle," Kempthorne
said. "From this point forward,

we will work to ensure that the
eagle never again needs the
protection of the Endangered
Species Act."
Earlier this month, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service clari-
fied its regulations implement-
ing the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act and published
a set of National Bald Eagle
Management Guidelines. These
measures are designed to give
landowners and others clear
guidance on how to ensure that
actions they take on their prop-
erty are consistent with the Bald
and Golden Eagle Protection Act
and the Migratory Bird Treaty
Act. In addition, the Service
is accepting public comments
on a proposal to establish a
permit program under the Bald
and Golden Eagle Protection
Act that would allow a limited
take of bald and golden eagles.
Any take authorized would be
consistent with the purpose
and goal of the Bald and Golden
Eagle Protection Act, ensur-
ing eagle populations remain
healthy and sustainable.
The removal of the bald
eagle from the Federal List of
Endangered and Threatened
Wildlife and Plants will become
effective 30 days after publica-
tion in the Federal Register.
Upon delisting, the Service will
continue to work with state
wildlife agencies to monitor
eagles for at least five years,
as required by the Endangered
Species Act. If at any time it ap-
pears that the bald eagle again
needs the Act's protection, the
Service can propose to relist
the species. The Service has
developed a draft monitoring
plan that is available for public
review and comment.
The bald eagle first gained

federal protection in 1940, un-
der what later became the Bald
and Golden Eagle Protection
Act. The eagle was later given
additional protection under
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Soon after passage of the Eagle
Act, populations stabilized or
increased in most areas of the
country. However, the eagle
population fell into steep de-
cline in later decades, due pri-
marily to widespread use of the

pesticide DDT after World War
II. DDT accumulated in eagles
and caused them to lay eggs
with weakened shells, decimat-
ing the eagle population across
the nation. Concerns about the
bald eagle resulted in its protec-
tion in 1967 under the predeces-
sor to the current Endangered
Species Act. The eagle was one
of the original species protected
by the ESA when it was enacted
in 1973.

mention ,
At Cape Kennedy, my former
wife and I watched them *ise
their lower bill as a centerbqard
sail for 100 to 200 feet without
flapping One wing was leld
even with the surface of the
water while the other was held
straight up as a sail. I've never
read about this manner of flight
and have met only one other
person who has observed it.
Because they often fted
while it's dark, they've actitlly
got bumpers right in froni of
the eyes to deflect objectstiLey
might collide with. Since they
rest and nest on sandy islands
or bars, their pupils, whichware
rounded to absorb light while
feeding, collapse into a vertical
slit while resting on the highly
reflective sand. They are the
only bird known to have verti-
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St. Marks River Entrance

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.8 ft. 0.8 ft. 4.0 ft. 0.4 ft.
Aug 2, 07 5:10 AM 11:04 AM 5:09 PM 11:28 PM
Fri 3.8 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.6 ft.
Aug 3, 07 5:36 AM 11:53 AM 6:02 PM
Sat 0.8 ft. 3.9 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.2 ft.
Aug 4, 07 12:00 AM 6:05 AM 12:49 PM 7:05 PM
Sun 1.3 ft. 3.9 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.8 ft.
Aug 5, 07 12:35 AM 6:39 AM 1:57 PM 8:27 PM
Mon 1.7 ft. 3.8 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.6 ft.
Aug 6, 07 1:15 AM 7:21 AM 3:23 PM 10:16 PM
Tue 2.1 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.3 ft.
Aug 7, 07 2:08 AM 8:19 AM 4:58 PM
Wed 2.7 ft. 2.3 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 8, 07 12:01 AM 3:27 AM 9:47 AM 6:19 PM

Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.8 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.3 ft.
Aug 2, 07 5:02 AM 11:15 AM 5:01 PM 11:39 PM
Fri 2.9 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.7 ft.
Aug 3, 07 5:28 AM 12:04 PM 5:54 PM
Sat 0.6 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.4 ft.
Aug 4, 07 12:11 AM 5:57 AM 1:00 PM 6:57 PM
Sun 0.9 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.1 ft.
Aug 5, 07 12:46 AM 6:31 AM 2:08 PM 8:19 PM
Mon 1.3 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.0 ft.
Aug 6, 07 1:26 AM 7:13 AM 3:34 PM 10:08 PM
Tue 1.5 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.2 ft. 2.0 ft.
Aug 7, 07 2:19 AM 8:11 AM 5:09 PM 11:53 PM
Wed 1.7 ft. 2.7 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 8, 07 3:38 AM 9:39 AM 6:30 PM

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August 2 August 8

City of St. Marks



Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.5 ft. 0.7 ft. 3.7 ft.
Aug 2, 07 5:46 AM 12:08 PM 5:45 PM
Fri 0.3 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.4 ft.
Aug 3, 07 12:32 AM 6:12 AM 12:57 PM 6:38 PM
Sat 0.7 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.4 ft. 3.0 ft.
Aug 4, 07 1:04 AM 6:41 AM 1:53 PM 7:41 PM
Sun 1.2 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.6 ft.
Aug 5, 07 1:39 AM 7:15 AM 3:01 PM 9:03 PM
Mon 1.6 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.4 ft.
Aug 6, 07 2:19 AM 7:57 AM 4:27 PM 10:52 PM
Tue 1.9 ft. 3.5 ft. 0.3 ft.
Aug 7, 07 3:12 AM 8:55 AM 6:02 PM
Wed 2.5 ft. 2.1 ft. 3.4 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 8, 07 12:37 AM 4:31 AM 10:23 AM 7:23 PM

St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.9 ft. 0.8 ft. 3.1 ft. 0.4 ft.
Aug 2, 07 4:54 AM 10:43 AM 4:53 PM 11:07 PM
Fri 3.0 ft. 0.6 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.8 ft.
Aug 3, 07 5:20 AM 11:32 AM 5:46 PM 11:39 PM
Sat 3.0 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.5 ft.
Aug 4, 07 5:49 AM 12:28 PM 6:49 PM
Sun 1.3 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.2 ft.
Aug 5, 07 12:14 AM 6:23 AM 1:36 PM 8:11 PM
Mon 1.7 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.0 ft.
Aug 6, 07 12:54 AM 7:05 AM 3:02 PM 10:00 PM
Tue 2.1 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.1 ft.
Aug 7, 07 1:47 AM 8:03 AM 4:37 PM 11:45 PM
Wed 2.3 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 8, 07 3:06 AM 9:31 AM 5:58 PM

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
2:55 am 3:45 am 4:40 am 5:35 am 6:25 am 7:20 am 8:15 am
3:15 pm 4:10 pm 5:05 pm 6:00 pm 6:55 pm 7:50 am 8:45 pm

9:05 am 9:55 am 10:50 am 11:45 am 12:15 am 1:10 am 2:05 am
9:30 pm 10:25 pm 11:20 pm --:-- 12:35 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

Moon rise
Moon set

For tides at the following points
add to Dog Island Listings: Carrabelle
Cat Point
i^. Q Lower Anchorage
West Pass


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

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

Shell Point, Spring Creek

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.8 ft. 0.8 ft. 4.0 ft. 0.4 ft.
Aug 2, 07 5:07 AM 11:01 AM 5:06 PM 11:25 PM
Fri 3.9 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.9 ft.
Aug 3, 07 5:33 AM 11:50 AM 5:59 PM 11:57 PM
Sat 4.0 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.3 ft.
Aug 4, 07 6:02 AM 12:46 PM 7:02 PM
Sun 1.4 ft. 4.0 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.9 ft.
Aug 5, 07 12:32 AM 6:36 AM 1:54 PM 8:24 PM
Mon 1.9 ft. 3.9 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.7 ft.
Aug 6, 07 1:12 AM 7:18 AM 3:20 PM 10:13 PM
Tue 2.3 ft. 3.8 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.7 ft.
Aug 7, 07 2:05 AM 8:16 AM 4:55 PM 11:58 PM
Wed 2.5 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 8, 07 3:24 AM 9:44 AM 6:16 PM

Dog Island West End

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.7 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.6 ft.
Aug 2, 07 5:35 AM 10:23 AM 4:54 PM 10:47 PM
Fri 2.8 ft. 0.9 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.0 ft.
Aug 3, 07 5:48 AM 11:21 AM 6:07 PM 11:10 PM
Sat 3.0 ft. 0.7 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.4 ft.
Aug 4, 07 6:06 AM 12:30 PM 7:39 PM 11:28 PM
Sun 3.2 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.7 ft.
Aug 5, 07 6:29 AM 1:55 PM 10:04 PM 11:18 PM
Mon 3.3 ft. 0.2 ft.
Aug 6, 07 6:58 AM 3:27 PM
Tue 3.3 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 7, 07 7:38 AM 4:49 PM
Wed 3.3 ft. -0.1 ft.
Aug 8, 07 8:34 AM 5:57 PM


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Once again I want to thank
Jim McGill for writing the col-
umn last week. My thanks to all
for your prayers and I am happy
to report that my daughter went
;through the surgery with only
:i few tense moments. She is
home and actually enjoying
being quiet for awhile.
When I arrived home I called
Ron Piasecki, Flotilla 13's Com-
mander, hoping he would have
some news for me. He reported
:that it had been an uneventful
", 'week. "However", he added, "I
jiist finished writing something
- :Lucky 13 (the Flotilla's news-
" etter) that you can edit and use
in the column."
When his e-mail arrived, I
decided to use it as written.
'Scallop season has been very
good this year. Most people
we have spoken with have
had a very enjoyable time.
However, a word of caution. Al-
most every afternoon we have
thunderstorms over the Gulf of
Mexico. Even Angret (his wife)
and I were caught in one a few
weeks ago.
t ; On a lovely Friday afternoon
we were with neighbors on
their deck boat east of the St.
Marks Lighthouse. I told our
friends that we should be head-
ing back when I saw some rain
coming our way.
By the time we were under-
way and headed back to Shell
Point we were in four foot seas.
'W while we made it back safely it
.was a rough ride. Angret and
urt neighbor were in the bow
r and got drenched with waves
slpiashing overboard. I was
iatching my handheld GPS and
.-,Holding on to our neighbors
small dog, Tobbie.
This is the funniest dog
I have ever seen. He has his
own PFD, which he wears at
all times. He loves swimming
and gets very upset if his own-
ers go scalloping without him.
When he goes, he rides on one
of their backs. When they dive
down, he just swims around
and waits for them to surface.
Then he swims over to them
and climbs on their back.
Once we kept him onboard
and he got mad at me. He
jumped overboard and swam
about 30 yards to catch one of
his owners and resume his scal-
loping watch duties.

Boating Emergencies ^. '
Coast Guard Station
Panam a City .................................................... 1 (850) 234-4228
Coast Guard Station
Yankeetown ........... 1 (352) 447-6900
Coast Guard Auxiliary
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or .................................... 893-5137
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) .................. 1 (850) 926-2606
or ........................... 926-5654

On a more serious note,
please take care and watch out
for the afternoon storms-and
also caution your friends and
I received a telephone call
this week from the US Coast
Guard Station in Panama City
asking me if I could go out
on a search and rescue mis-
sion. Someone had called the
Wakulla County Sherriff's Office
with a 911 call and said they had
children aboard who needed
They were east of the Light-
house. At that time we were
under a tornado watch and
in the middle of a very large
thunderstorm with heavy rain.
I informed the Coast Guard that
we would have to wait-out the
storm before we could go, out.
A little later I received an-
other call that the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission who reported that the
boaters were safe and we did
not have to send anyone out.
I see many very small boats
and pontoon boats over in that
area looking for scallops. They
are great when the weather is
clear and seas are calm. How-
ever, these storms come up fast
and can be furious. So take care
while you are having fun."
Ron also wrote about an aux-
iliary member in the Lucky 13:
One of our own Flotilla 13
members, Glenn Edrington,
is serving in the Middle East.
Whenever he gets a chance,
he tells us what it's like being
over there.
In his recent e-mail, he wrote,
"I'm doing fine. The heat is turn-
ing up more and the humidity
really shot up this week.
I would like to brag on one
of my sailors, GM2 Hamilton
who I found volunteering dur-
ing his time off from work to

run ice and water to a Morale,
Welfare function on the Kuwait
Navy Base. He was driving a
really neat dune buggy looking
vehicle and he let me pose for
a picture.
Most of these sailors are not
making much money. I encour-
age them to stay in touch with
home every chance they get We
have phones that can be used
to call back to bases in the rear
at no charge.
However, if it's not a lo-
cal call from the base to the
sailors house, then they need
a phone card. Phone cards of

100 minutes are the standard
here and I give them out every
chance I get.
If anyone would like to send
some over, I will pass them out
to the junior troops who need
I wish I could tell you more
of what we do, however op-
erational security prevents any
of that. Everyone is proud of
what they are doing and ap-
preciates everyone's support
from home.
For Wakulla County resi-
dents who want to help, the
phone cards can be purchased
at a large Crawfordville retailer
for less than $10 each.
FCCS(SS) Glenn Edrington
APO AE 09366

From Carolyn Brown Tre-
adon's e-mail it was apparent
Flotilla 12 (St Marks) had a
relatively slow week, too.
Saturday Coxswain Mark
Rosen went out with crew
David Guttman and Rick Yood
to collect our water samples
for Florida State University's
research program on Red Tide.
With summer coming to an end
and school preparing to begin,
many members are working to
finish summer fun and get the
kids ready for school again. That
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P Mt. Trial center to open

The Mount Trial Community
Center in the Buckhorn Commu-
nity will celebrate a grand open-
ing of a renovated basketball
court and improvements made
to a softball field.
The event will be held on
Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. at 1428 Sopchoppy
Highway. Randy Nelson serves
as president of the non-profit

Clint Scott and Amber Armstrong Anthony Hobbs and Becky Swanson

Clint Scott, Amber

Armstrong are wed
1 Clint Scott of Crawfordville and Amber Armstrong of San Anto-
nio, Tex., were married in April They are both in the U.S. Air Force
and stationed in Altus, Okla.
The bride is the daughter of Leon Armstrong of San Antonio.
The groom is the son or Richard (Rick) Scott and Rosalind (Roxi)
Besson of Crawfordville.

Gena Green and Robby Willis

Gena Green, Robby Willis

plan fall, 2008 wedding
Arnold and Priscilla Green of Crawfordville announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Gena Renae Green of Tallahassee, to
Benjamin Robert "Robby" Willis of Tallahassee. He is the son' of
Benjamin H. Willis of Live Oak and the late Deborah G. Willis.
i The bride-elect graduated from Wakulla High School in 1991. She
is employed as a legal assistant with Hopping, Green and Sams
ih Tallahassee. Her fiance is a 1996 graduate of Suwannee County
IHigh School. He graduated from Florida State University where he
is employed as an Assistant Academic Advisor.
A fall 2008 wedding is planned.

Makinna L. Atkins

Happy First birthday
Happy first birthday to
Makinna Lee Atkins on July 5.
She is the daughter of Michael
A. Atkins and Mandy L. Atkins
of Crawfordville.
Maternal grandparents are
Alvin and Anita Marks of Craw-
fordville. Paternal grandparents
are Tony and Sallie Atkins of
Maternal great-grandparents
are Olivia W. McAlpin of Craw-
fordville and the late Merle R.
McAlpin and Shelva J. Davis of
Crawfordville and the late Alvin
C. Marks.
Paternal great-grandparents
are Prince Albert Sanders of
Sopchoppy and the late Julia L.

Becky Swanson, Anthony

Hobbs to wed in January
David and Celeste Swanson of Saylorsburg, Pa. announce the
engagement of their daughter, Becky Swanson of Crawfordville,
to Anthony Hobbs of Wakulla Station. He is the son of Ken and
Phyllis Hobbs of Wakulla Station.
The bride-elect graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in
1997. She received an elementary education degree from Flagler
College and is employed by the Wakulla County School District
and Target.
Her fiance graduated from Wakulla High School in 2000 and is
employed by CSG Systems.
The wedding will be held Jan. 5, 2008 at St. Marks First Baptist

Olivia G. Green
Rev. Arnold Thomas "Tom-
my" and Heather Green of Des
Moines, Iowa announce the
birth of their daughter, Olivia
Grace Green, on May 24 in Des
Moines. She weighed 7 pounds,
9 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Rita Lackey of Malden, Mo. and
Senior Citizens news
The Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Center will host a com-
puter class on Wednesday, Aug.
8 at 1 p.m. for citizens age 60 and
older. Class size is limited. Please
call Diane Lanter at 926-7145 to
reserve a space.
The Senior Center recently
received a gift of two new sew-
ing machines. They are available
to be used between the hours
of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. This is a chance
to do mending, crafting, or just
general sewing. Feel free to come
by and use the machines. For
more information, call Diane
Lanter at 926-7145.

the late Kulman Lackey. Paternal
grandparents are Arnold and
Priscilla Green of Crawford-
Olivia joins a sister, Ashlyn
Taylor Green, age 6.

community development center.
Nelson said the organization
raised match money to go with
a Home Depot grant to bring the
value of the grant to $7,500.
Refreshments will be served
at the grand opening and the
community is invited to attend.
Children are invited to use the
new facilities for the first time
on Aug. 11, Nelson concluded.

October 27, 1945 July 31, 2006
If tears could build a stairua),
And memories a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
4nd bringlyou back again.
No fair ell ituords nere spoke,
SNo time to sas "Goodbse"
S, l ou a tnere gone before u e kneu it,
.And onIs God knous uhh.
Our hearts still ache u ith sadness,
And secret ears still flour "
1hat it meant to loie you
No one can eter know.
But nou ue knou you uant us
To mourn for you no more:
To remember all the happy times,
Life still has much in store.
Since you'll net er be forgotten,
We pledge to )vu today
4 hollow ed place u within our hearts
Is here sou'llalinas stay. -

Daddy (Granddaddy Dean), it's hard to believe that a year has passed
and still, here we are, missing you as much as ever. There are no words
to express the sadness and sorrow that we still feel every day knowing
you'ree not here. You were such a big part of all our lives. WE MISS
Deana, Da.x, Braxion and Sydney

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Mr. and Mrs. Herman Newsome, Jr.
Lynn Butler, Gene

Newsome, Jr. wed
Melissa "Lynn" Butler of Crawfordville and Herman "Gene"
Newsome, Jr. of Woodville were married Sattirday, July 7 at Mount
Beasor Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy. Elder Bruce Taylor
performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Henry and Rochelle Smith of Craw-
fordville, The groom is the son of Doris Clark of Crawfordville and
Herman Newsome of Wewahitchka.
The maid of honor was Jessica Shingles of Crawfordville. The
bridesmaid was Jessica Revell of Crawfordville, daughter of the
bride. The flower girl was Kayleigh Revell of Crawfordville, grand-
daughter of the bride. The ring bearer was Jonathan Green of.
Woodville, nephew of the groom.
The best man was Danny Revell of Crawfordville, son of the
bride. The groomsman was David Newsome of Tallahassee, son
of the groom.
A reception was held at the church. The couple took a honey-
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Martha and Cecil Hackworth

Hackworths celebrate 68th
Martha and Cecil Hackworth of Crawfordville celebrated their
:68th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 29 with family and friends.
Mr. Hackworth retired from operating his own retail business. Mrs.
:Hackworth is the former Martha Jane Coleman of North Little Rock,
Ark., and is a homemaker.
The couple was married in 1939 in North Little Rock, Ark. They
:have a daughter, Dr. Patricia Hackworth, and a son, Cecil Hackworth,
.Jr., both of Crawfordville. They have three grandchildren: Stefani
,and Tina Pantelis of New York City and Debra Burke of Seattle,
.Wash. They have five great-grandchildren, Carol Ann, Rebecca and
,Roger Burke, and Aleni and Andre Martinez, Jr.

Poker run to benefit Willis
A poker run to benefit Pete "Miss" Pete who was recently
Willis, a Wakulla County na- diagnosed with stage four non-
tive, is scheduled for Aug. 11. small cell lung in operable
'The event is sponsored by the cancer. She is taking extensive
-Wakulla Free Riders, T Customs, chemotherapy, anticipates ra-
kthe Skybox, Wicked Willy's diation therapy, but is holding
kCarrabelle), the Corner Bar at up well. Born and raised in the
P98, and Ouzts Too will serve as county, she has been in the area
'Poker Run stops, since the 1930s and is loved by
The first bike will leave at all who know her.
'10 a.m. Poker hands are $10, If you can't join the Run, you
and extra hands can be pur- are welcome at Ouzts Too for
<.hased for $5. There will be a the festivities. Charitable contri-
50/50 Hand drawing along with butions may be made at Ameris
raffles. Food will be served with Bank, P.O. Box 1240, Crawford-
.-ifcket or $5 donation, and live ville, FL 32326, c/o The Juanita
fitusic will be provided to enter- (Pete) Willis Benefit Fund, Atten-
Stain the participants, tion Tara Sanders.
The Run is a charity event for

Habitat for Humanity

fundraiser dinner Aug. 11

The local chapter of Habi-
tat for Humanity will hold its
manual fundraiser dinner on
Saturday, Aug. 11 at the senior
.citizens center.
: The theme for this year's din-
)ier will be "Summer Splash."
Unlike past years, this year's din-
ner is casual dress, not formal.
'nd the auction has changed,

featuring a live auction, a silent
auction and a special yard sale
Cocktails will be served at
6:30 p.m. and dinner will be
served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for
the event are $65 per person.
To purchase tickets, contact
Cheryll Olah at 926-1681.

Frances and Bishop Walton S, Reed

Reed's celebrate 47th
Bishop Walton S. and Minister Frances E. Reed of Sopchoppy
celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on July 29. Frances also
celebrated her 67th birthday on July 31.
The couple has five children, including one deceased child, 15
grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Bishop Walton Reed is
the pastor of New Hope Church of Christ Written in Heaven where
he splits his pastoral duties between churches in Crawfordville
and Sopchoppy.

Hunter R. Bartox

Happy First Birti
Happy first birthday t
er Roy Barton on Aug.
the son of Zachariah I
Wendy Shields Barton o
ington, N.C where Zach
a sergeant in the U.S.
Corps and recently gra
from a law enforcement
Maternal grandpare
Kimberly Rose Wheatle3
dart and Jeffrey Dale
Sr. of Key Largo. Paterna
parents are Diane Hart
and Marvin Roy Barton
Maternal great-grand

' are Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Wheatley
and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester P.
Shields, all of Tallahassee. Pa-
ternal great-grandparents are
Roy and Hazel Barton of Sop-
choppy. Hazels shares the same
birthday as her great-grandson
a Hunter.
Hunter has two uncles, Jeff
Shields and John Barton, both
of Wakulla, and an aunt, Jessica
Shields of Key Largo.
SHunter Roy is the great-great-
grandson of Annie Mae Barton
and the late Roy Barton, mak-
4 ing him the fifth generation
of "Roy" in the Barton family.
nA "John Deere" first birthday
celebration will be held at
hday Ochlockonee River State Park
in Sopchoppy on Sunday, Aug.
to Hunt- 19. All family and friends are
6. He is invited to attend and are asked
Roy and to RSVP to 421-0020.
)f Wilm- Hunter joins a brother, Jamie
.ariah is Barton, age 3.

nt acad-
*nts are
y of Me-
al grand-
of Sop-


The Wakulla County Housing Department has been awarded $350,000
for state fiscal year 2007-2008. The County has set aside $141,000 for the
Down Payment Assistance strategy. All other strategy funds are committed.
In no case shall the purchase price exceed 90% of the median area
purchase price, of $189,000.00 for new or existing housing. All housing
units assisted with SHIP funds must be owner-occupied. The homes
purchased may be existing or new construction. Mobile or manufactured
homes are not allowed. No funds will be spent on rental housing.
Preference will be given to Very Low and Low Income households. Once
funds are exhausted your name will be added to a waiting list.
If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Aponte-Gray
at (850) 926-7977.
Applications will be available at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327, from 8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

City of Sopchoppy
Proposed Enactment of City Ordinance
The City Commission of the City of Sopchoppy, Florida, proposes to enact the following
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected during regular hours at Sopchoppy City Hall between
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, Florida, Monday through Friday, or call
The proposed Ordinance will be considered for enactment during a pubic hearing to be held at 7:00
p.m., Monday, August 13, 2007 at the City Hall, 100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, Florida.
Interested parties may appear t the hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance.
If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to this
meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the individual should make provision for a
transcript to be made at the meeting (re: Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate
in this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Jackie
Lawhon at the above address or phone number.

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

Notice of Amendment of:

Comprehensive Plan
The City Commission proposes to amend t
the Comprehensive Plan applicable to lands:
within the City of Sopchoppy, FL.

The Board proposes to amend the Capital
Improvement Element of the City of Sop- 4
choppy Comprehensive Plan to comply
with recent changes to state law.

A public hearing on the proposal will be
held on Monday, August 13, 2007, at 7:00:
p.m., or as soon as can be heard in the City
Hall, 100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy,

This is a policy amendment according to,
Section 163.3184, F.S. More information'
can be obtained and the proposed land use
change may be inspected at Sopchoppy City
Hall, 100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy,
FL (telephone: 850-962-4611).

Persons wishing to comment may do so in
person at the public hearing or by writing to
the Sopchoppy Planning commission, P.O.
Box 1219, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358.

If an individual decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the commission with respect to
this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be re-
quired. If so, the individual should make pro-
vision for a transcript to be made at the meet-
ing, (re: Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant
to the provisions of the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, any person requiring special ac-
commodation to participate in this meeting is
asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Jackie Lawhon at
the above address or phone number.

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Anna is one of the most familiar faces in
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The 3-digit-2-1-1 telephone
number offered by 2-1-1 Big
Bend's 24-hour crisis and in-
formation hotline is now ac-
cessible to all cell phone users
and land line callers in Wakulla
For the past four years, the
2-1-1 number could not be
used on most cell phones. Now
people can dial 2-1-1 on all cell
phones in addition to land
lines phones to access hotline
counseling, crisis intervention,
suicide prevention and informa-
tion about community human
This free, easy-to-remember
number is answered by trained
counselors who quickly assess
the needs of callers and refer
then to the help they seek. 2-1-1
fig Bend, located in Tallahassee,
successfully implemented its
2-1-1 cell phone access as part
pf a statewide initiative of the
florida Alliance of Information
Services (FLAIRS).
- "This cell phone access was
achieved only because of the
wonderful help of creative
yendor team that includes the

Florida Department of Manage-
ment Services, Embarq, PATLive
and Deltacom," said Janet Bard
Henson, Director of Manage-
ment and Information at 2-1-1
Big Bend and project coordina-
tor for the statewide project.
Cell phone access is very
important because about 12
percent of respondents to a na-
tional survey reported that they
only use wireless telephones,
according to the Florida Public
Services Commission 2006 an-
nual report on the Telecommu-
nications Industry. Demograph-
ics studies showed that young

adults below age 25 are more
likely to use only a wireless
In Wakulla County, a citizen
called the Helpline several
times a week. With the new cell
phone coverage and increased
marketing, it is anticipated to
Residents are given referrals
from a database that includes
43 programs and 30 agencies
located in Wakulla County. Nine
hundred thirty other programs
are listed which serve Wakulla
County residents.

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Alyssa Porter, Jamie Trindell, Alicia Porter With Horse, Dillion

3 compete at state 4-H horse show

Alicia Porter is 6th-ranked

junior in state; team is

first to place in top 10

Wakulla 4-H offers children, ages 8 to 18, the
opportunity to improve skills, learn leadership
techniques, and make new friends, all in a fun
Three Wakulla 4-H Horsemaster's made use of
their experience at the 4-H State Horse Show in
Tampa, held July 12 to July 14. The trio competed
against more than 330 other 4-H youths from
around the state.
Alicia Porter, Alyssa Porter and Jamie Trindell
represented Wakulla County after qualifying for
the State Show at the District level.
The Porter girls had an outstanding showing
in the Speed Events with Alicia placing in four

out of four events. Alicia brought home a first,
second, fourth and seventh place ribbon while
also earning a plaque for earning enough points
to put her as the sixth ranked Junior in Florida.
The event was Wakulla County's first placing
in the Top Ten riders. Jamie Trindell, riding in
the English divisions, also placed in three of her
classes bringing a sixth, 11th and 12th place fin-
ish home, Trindell placed in both the Saddle Seat
and Jumping rings.
Wakulla 4-H offers many different opportuni-
ties for children with a variety of clubs. Along
with the Horse Club, there is a Goat Club, Arts
and Crafts Club, Shooting Sports Club and several
other topic areas, giving Wakulla youth a great
outlet for recreation and education in their areas
of interest.
Watch The Wakulla News, or call the Extension
office at 926-3931, for sign-up dates coming in
August as 4-H begins a new year in September.

Working families with unin-
sured children can apply year-
round for affordable health care
benefits from Florida KidCare.
KidCare provides quality
medical benefits to families
with uninsured children under
the age of 19. Children enrolled
in the program receive regular
doctor's visits, immunizations
and routine vision and hear-
ing screening. Most families
pay a premium of $15 or $20 a
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their children in KidCare by
simply completing a one-page
application, attaching the in-
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and mailing, faxing or e-mailing
it back to KidCare anytime dur-
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Applications and enrollment
information are available at
www.floridakidcare.org. Fami-
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application, download and print
an application, determine what
documents they need to send
and find answers to their ques-
tions about the program.
"Our goal is to enroll as many
eligible children in the program
as possible and we hope people
will read this article and let oth-
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said Rose Naff, executive direc-
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that you have affordable health
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instead of the emergency room
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'Click It or Ticket'
The Florida Department of
Transportation, in conjunction
with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), are joining forces with
national, state and local law en-
forcement agencies to increase
safety belt use.
Less that 74 percent of driv-
ers and passengers observed in
Florida in 2005 were using safe-
ty belts. Even safety belt usage
rates were recorded for pickup
truck occupants (less than 62
percent) and African American
males (51 percent).
Failure to regularly use a
safety belt can be deadly. During
2004 in Florida, 2,179 passenger
vehicle occupants died in traf-
fic crashes and more than 62
percent of those killed were not
using their safety belts at the
time of the crash.
"Regular safety belt use is the
single most effective way to pro-
tect yourself, friends and loved
ones from being injured or dy-
ing in a motor vehicle crash,"
said Sheriff David Harvey.
Saturation patrols and other
stepped-up law enforcement
activities will be conducted
during the national Click It or
Ticket enforcement mobiliza-
tion, which runs through June
in Florida.
"The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office would much rather write
hundreds of tickets throughout
the year than have to knock on
one family's door with news
that their loved one didn't
survive a crash because they
weren't wearing their safety
belt," the sheriff concluded.

Band Boosters

holding fish fry,

car wash

The Wakulla High School
Band Boosters will host upcom-
ing fundraising events for the
WHS Band.
The fundraisers begin with a
mullet dinner fish fry planned
for Friday, Aug. 10 at Hudson
Park in Crawfordville from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Advance tickets are being
sold for $7 each or guests may
pay when they come to the park
for lunch.
Delivery to local businesses
will be available. Additional fi-
nancial donations will be greatly
The second fundraiser is
a car wash on Saturday, Aug.
11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Crawfordville Winn-Dixie park-
ing lot.
Band members and boosters
have advance car wash tickets
for purchase for $5 each or mo-
torists may pay when they come
by to have the car washed.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007


Ethel Skipper's Sopchoppy

"The old ways...We had remedies for anything wrong with a person"

Writer asks

'Who are we,


Special To The Wakulla News

Over the past several weeks
I have had the opportunity to
sit down and talk with many
of the unique individuals who
make up our diverse county.
This experience has done more
than just fulfill a school credit,
it has taught me much about
the inimitable people of the
Hearing residents who lived
it talk about walking to school
and joining their families in
taking care of others in times
of need has made me hopeful
for a future in which we will
learn to go back to our roots:
those roots which helped form
this county and steered it to-
ward the great place it is today.
Many of the people I talked
to have made me realize that
our county is at a crossroads.
We are standing at the edge
and there is a choice to be
made. We have the opportuni-
ty to embrace our past and the
heritage that it holds. This is
not just the past of those who
lived it. but all who call this
county home. It is our heritage
and the hope for our future.
There is so much that this
county and its people have
to offer. They have a history
just waiting to be discovered.
The people themselves are
hard-working and kind, while
being demanding and exacting.
Every person that I sat down
with had something new and
different to teach me. They all
gave me the feeling of a home
worth having.
I have gained a greater ap-
preciation and understanding
of this place we call Wakulla. I
have been given a glimpse into
its past and a promise for its
future. It is up to us to perpetu-
ate the past and to fulfill that
promise. I am glad to know
that my roots are founded in
this county through both sides
of my family.

Series sparks

more stories


Florida State University
senior Alex Brimner concludes
her two part series on "We Are
Wakulla" this week with four
more interviews with residents
of Wakulla County.
In the July 26 issue of The
See WAKULLA on Page SB

Special To The Wakulla News

Ethel Skipper was born and raised in Sopchoppy
and to this day still calls it her home. The house she
was raised in still sits about three houses down from
her own home. Back then, she said, it was all just dirt
roads, though, and their playhouse even sat where
the road is today.
She said she loved to talk about "the old ways" and
how things were before all of the new conveniences.
When she was a child, the remedies for anything
wrong with a person included turpentine, camphor,
moonshine, and something called asafetida, a small,
brown, gummy substance she loves to tell her grand-
children about. "If you took it now, it would probably
kill you," she joked.
She grew up with three brothers and three sisters
and they were raised to work hard. Many times her
parents would send them off to work for different fami-
lies, for whatever compensation they could receive. "It

Ronald Cr

was fun for us and we'd have a good meal and many
times be given something," she said. When she was
11 or 12 she actually worked for the Petrandis family
when they first came to the county.
Although she grew up in the time of segregation,
she said her family didn't feel much of it. "We never
faced all that. We went into these homes, sat down
and ate dinner at the table, and never had to use the
back door," Skipper said. "Sopchoppy was like a big
Her mother was known for caring for children and
the sick whether black or white, and was well-respect-
ed. She brought many of the children into her own
home to care for them. One family had eight children
and her mother made sure they were all taken care of.
One of those children is now under the care of Mrs.
Skipper and still lives with her.
During her elementary school days she walked to
school in Buckhorn every day and eventually graduated
from Shadeville High School. She married shortly after

that and has been married for 53 years. "On Sunday
afternoons when my husband is sitting in the recliner,"
she said, "I still take his food back there to him."
Skipper has kept herself busy over the years. She
raised five children, four of which were born at home
with a midwife. She sits on the Friends of the Library
Committee and for the past 35 years has been writ-
ing for The Wakulla News about the Buckhorn com-
Her most important work, though, is the church
she pastors. "I like my church work the best," she
said. She was called to the ministry in 1982 and about
four years later began her work as a pastor. Most of
her family is in the ministry and she feels she is very
blessed because of it. "I believe in God and I believe
in working," she said.
She has called Sopchoppy her home her entire life
and has made sure she has made the best of it. "I think
we have a great county to be from," she said.

urm's Panacea

"Where the boats once came in, there are now condos."

Special To The Wakulla News

Ronald Crum was born on the bay in Panacea and
has lived there almost all of his life. Fishing was his
passion when he was a child.
"I lived in the bay a lot when I was young," he
said. For the last 35 years, he has owned Crum's Mini
Mall that has catered to the needs of fishermen in his
He has seen Wakulla County through many years
of change and growth. In fact, the mini mall location
was once the place he raised hogs for an FFA project
while in school. He said he can remember when the
town was just a small fishing village.
Crum grew up fishing and working and graduated
from Sopchoppy High in 1966. He moved to Marietta,
Ga. to work for Lockheed Aircraft, but he returned
home after three years.
He has been continuously involved in his com-

munity throughout the years. Panacea was the first
community to have a fire department and Crum was its
fire chief for almost 15 years. He was also the president
of the Panacea Chamber of Commerce for the last five
years that it operated.
Currently, he is on the Waterfronts Florida Commit-
tee in Panacea. The group is attempting to have a new
dock built at Rock Landing to help the local fishermen.
"There is no infrastructure," he said, "Where the boats
once came in, there are now condos."
His position as the president of the Wakulla
Fishermen's Association is one he believes to be very
important. He has been in this post since 1996. "I feel
for the working people," he said.
One of the most controversial issues that the
Fishermen's Association has faced in the past couple
of years is the net restrictions the state has placed on
the local fishermen. The restriction limits the type of
nets that fishermen are allowed to use. "The nets we
want to use are zero percent bycatch, while the nets

the state issued are 98 percent." The bycatch is the
amount of fish that cannot be used.
This issue is one that Crum has fought for several
years. "The economy needs commercial fishermen,"
he said. "This needs to be regulated by biology and
science, not politics."
Contrary to the state plan, there are less fish today
than there were in 1995. This is something that really
concerns Crum. He says that people are not willing to
listen to the facts that are presented to them. "Why
will we kill off this environment due to prejudice?"
he asked.
Crum has been a part of Panacea's small fishing
community since he was just a child. He has seen
how it has slowly disintegrated, cutting out those who
make their living through the bays and ocean that sur.
rounds it. He concluded that all he wants is for the
government to look at the facts, see what is best foi
the environment and the working people who make
their living from it.

Verna Brock's Wakulla Station

"We got really lucky. It is a great place to raise children."

Special To The Wakulla News

In 1977, Verna Brock moved with her husband to an
area of the county designated as Wakulla Station. They
purchased one of the few old wooden houses left in
the area, and have been there ever since.
Brock and her husband, Ed, met as resident assis-
tants of a dorm while in school at FSU. She graduated
as a history and library science major and became the
director of the public library here, working until her
first child was born.
In the 30 years she has lived in the county, she has
been involved in every aspect of the community she
could. She was the youth director for CETA, overseeing
after-school and summer programs. She worked for two
years as the librarian for the library that was located in
the old courthouse, accomplishing much in the way of
organization and development of the library.

She ran for the school board at one time, and
though she was unsuccessful, she said running was an
enjoyable experience. She firmly believes in the public
school system and community involvement. Currently,
she is part of the Wakulla County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee.
She was a member of the planning and zoning com-
mission at one time as well. "There's some good to the
growth," she said about the expanding county.. She has
seen a lot of change in the time she has been here.
Brock has also done a great deal of research on the
community of Wakulla Station itself. "History is my
first love," she said. She is full of information on the
town and many of its residents.
The town is called Wakulla Station because of the
old train station and post office in the middle of it.
Brock said she remembers when the train would come
through the area and her son would run out to watch
it. The tracks ran right behind her house, but have been

replaced by the much quieter bike trail.
The Methodist church that her family attends is one
of the three oldest in Florida. It is a log cabin church
that sits right along the bike trail; The sanctuary is the
old schoolhouse that they bought from the county for
about $1. It used to be surrounded by a thriving town,
but most of the houses either burned down or were
. "Moving to Wakulla. County was really interesting,"
she said. "There are so many unique people. I've never
regretted living here, ever." Born on McDill Air Force
Base in Tampa, Brock moved a great deal in her child-
hood. She .said she had always liked the more rural
areas, though, where there is a small, dose-knit feel to
the town to grow up in.
"We got really lucky," she said. "It is a great place
to raise children."

Florida Davis' Medart

"I don't know much, but I know it was a hard road to travel...nothing

to make life easier; it was just what it was."

Special To The Wakulla News

Born in 1914, Florida Davis has seen many changes
in Wakulla County through the years. "I don't know
much, but I know it was a hard road to travel," Davis
said. "There were no conveniences, nothing to make
life easier, it was just what it was."
When she was still young, her mother passed away
due to cancer. She was one of 12 children and mother-

ing was left to her older sister who cared for her and
her younger sister. The family lived in McIntyre until
she was married at the age of 18.
She said there were people who thought she was
foolish for marrying during the depression, but in
1932 she tied the knot with Bob Davis. They moved
in with his parents until they were able to go out on
their own. It was not until 1960 that they were able to
finally build the house they lived in together until he
died several years ago.

Davis is the mother of four children, three of which
were delivered at home. By the time her youngest was
born, doctors no longer made house calls and she had
to travel to Tallahassee.
Although she was born in Sopchoppy, and lived in
several different areas of the county during her child-
hood, it is the community of Medart that she has called
her home for more than 50 years.

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Avon holds ribbon cutting
:" Avon of Crawfordville recently celebrated a ribbon cutting on
its first anniversary in its new location.
Avon of Crawfordville officials thanked Crawfordville and the
surrounding areas fir a successful year. "Because of your undeniable
love and support we are able to celebrate our one year anniversary
of 'your Avon store' at our brand new location," officials said.
Now located at Century Park, across the highway from Petty's
:BP and next to Wolff Tan, Avon offers a bigger, better shopping
:experience. The store carries the entire line of skin care, cosmet-
ics, fragrances for men and women, and Mark, as well as clothing
from misses to plus sizes, jewelry, shoes, children's items, kitchen
gear, and home decor. Avon can also help with all your fund-rais-
ing needs.
Avon can assist residents in making dreams come true with one
of a top Fortune 500 company. With a $10 start-up kit, residents
can start earning money and receive discounts on the products.
You can be your own boss, in business for yourself, but not by
yourself, come by and ask us how.
"We look forward to serving you for many years to come, with
a smile and service like no other," officials said.
The summer hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30
p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Avon online at www.
.youravon.com/rzanco or call (850) 926-9990.
. The business is run by Robin Zanco, Misty Zanco and Becky

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Paychex holds ribbon cutting
Paychex, Inc., founded in 1971, is a recognized leader in the payroll
and human resource industry, serving approximately 561,000 businesses
Paychex offers an ever-growing variety of payroll and human resource
products and services that help clients do what they do best run their
From calculating payroll and filing tax payments to administering re-
tirement plans and workers' compensation, Paychex gives its clients relief
from administrative hassles so they can focus on their bottom line.
In addition to its core payroll service, Paychex meets the more complex
requirements of large businesses with its Major Market Payroll Services,
and Paychex Premier(SM) Human Resources a comprehensive human
resource outsourcing solution for any size business,
Paychex is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. and has more than 100
locations across the country. Jo Carol Narezo is the local Sales Consultant
representing North Florida and South Georgia.
For all members of the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce, she is offering
a free consultation and first month of payroll (ONLY) processing free. Jo
Carol can be reached at 850-251-0957.




bricks as

The Wakulla County Chamber
of Commerce and its Courthouse
Restoration Committee are offering
a piece of history.
The purchase of a brick from
the construction of the original
wooden courthouse, first erected
from 1893 to 1894, will allow regi-
dents to hold history in their hand.
The bricks, uncovered during.the
renovation and recent relocation
of the courthouse to its present
space, were the foundation of.the
courthouse. There are only a limited
number of these handmade bricks
available, but the stories they hold
are numerous.
The bricks existed when turpen-
tine was king, when The Wakulla
News was founded and when.the
community once known as Spring
Creek changed its name to Arrap.
A brass plate, affixed to the face
of the brick, will read: Wakulla
County Historic Courthouse, Built
in 1893, Renovated in 2007. Each
brick will come with a Certificate
of Authenticity. These fragile bricks,
hand made so many years ago,
are being gently cleaned by hand
today to try and preserve as mapy
as possible.
A personalized engraved paver,
to be placed around the newly
renovated courthouse landscape,
will be available with the purchase
of a commemorative brick.
All funds raised will' go toward
the continuing efforts to restore
this significant structure and the
required matching funds needed to
maintain government grants, -
The Chamber of Commerce
is taking orders, please call the
Chamber office 926-1848 or email
corn for more information or- an
* order sheet.

iWorkforce Plus to host

power hour'

WORKFORCE plus presents
tits newest service available to
businesses Power Hour.
, The Business Power Hour
luncheons provide businesses
with thought-provoking discus-
sion on hot-button topics of
the day. The luncheons feature
Sa guest speaker, who is consid-
ered a subject matter expert
both locally and abroad, in an
informal roundtable setting and
time is allowed for discussion
and networking.
In essence businesses have
an opportunity to get the an-
swers they need when they
need them and focus on accel-
erating the development and
growth of their businesses.
"The opportunity to provide
an additional value-added
service by hosting these
events for the business com-
tnunity creates a win-win situa-
tion all around," said Kimberly
plus. "Power hour maximizes
learning opportunities and
minimizes the time commit-
The luncheons are designed
to advance the understanding
of mid to upper level managers
on a variety of critical level top-
ics, highlight best practices, and
offer a forum for professional
Topics include industry best
practices, the latest tools and
trends, compliance and risk
management, and interactive
panel discussions,
"The Chamber is a support-
ing partner of WORKFORCE plus
and is delighted with the roll-
out of the Power Hour Lunch
and Learn Seminar.
"This service will afford key
. decision makers in the business
. community an additional value
:added service that is both re-
sponsive and solution driven,"
says Sue Dick, President of The
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of


The first Power Hour will be
held on July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at
the WORKFORCE plus Executive
Center, 325 John Knox Road,
Bldg B100, Tallahassee.
"10 Best Media Relations
Tips" will be delivered by Karen
B. Moore, Founder and President
of Moore Consulting Group.
Mrs. Moore will focus on Media
Interviews and how to best pre-
pare for them as well as present
her 10 best tips for working with
the media.
Karen Moore is an acknowl-
edged national leader in the
media relations, public relations
and public affairs arena. She is
the president of Moore Consult-
ing Group, which is listed as
one of the 75 Largest PR firms
in the U.S.
Moore Consulting Group has
worked on many campaigns and
has won more than 250 state
and national awards including
twice winning the Grand Gold-
en Image Award-the "Oscar" in
the PR field.
Power Hour, sponsored by
Regions Bank is complimentary
to the business community in
Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla
counties and includes lunch.
"We support the mission of
WORKFORCE plus and are
proud to sponsor the Power
Hour program." said Dar-
rin Holloman, Regions and
AmSouth Tallahassee Market
President. "WORKFORCE plus
provides vital solutions for
employers and job seekers and
is a tremendous asset to our
To maintain an intimate, in-
formal setting and to enhance
discussion, WORKFORCE plus
limits attendance. To reserve
your space, provide topic ideas
or are interested in being a
speaker please call 414-6085 Ext
202. Attendance is granted on a
first-come, first served basis.


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School Supply Drive

Happening through August 30, 2007. Supplies to be
donated to OUR schools HERE in Wakulla County. Drop
boxes to be delivered this week.
The Guidance Department in each school knows which
kids need help, and will be able to distribute the supplies
as needed. Our goal is to come up with enough supplies
that OUR teachers do NOT need to pay for supplies out
of their own pockets for their classrooms and for the kids
they teach.

Supplies Needed Include:
Backpacks *-Crayons
Paper Pens Folders
Calculators Erasers Glue
* Colored Pencils Highlighters


For Teachers in Classrooms:
* Hand Sanitizer (like Purrell)

Drop Box Locations Include:
The Wakulla News
Comcast Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee
Wakulla Bank All Locations
Ochlockonee Bay Realty 146 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
'McKinney Properties 1596 Crawfordville Hwy.
Ameris Bank 2628 Crawfordville Hwy.
Sheriff's Department Oak Street Sponsor
CVS Crawfordville (Crnmen,

Contact Info: Jo Ann Daniels at 926-7143

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007-Page 3B


Angie Walker new assistant g-' w

principal at elementary school

Wakulla Middle School lost
Angie Walker from the staff
roster as she was selected as the
new assistant principal at Craw-
fordville Elementary School. Her
first day as assistant principal
was Wednesday, Aug. 1.
* Walker replaced Jean Pepe
-Who transferred to Nims Middle
School in Tallahassee. Angie
*Walker has been a WMS teacher
'and the media specialist for the
past 13 years. She was recognized
-as the 2006-2007 WMS Teacher of
the Year. She also has five years
-worth of teaching experience in
'Seminole County.
S-"It is gratifying when a Wakul-
-1a teacher who works to obtain
'educational leadership creden-
tials moves into an administra-
'tive position," said Superinten-
dent David Miller.
- "I believe in education, teach-
'ers and students," said Walker."
4I believe in putting the students'
:interest first and strive to incor-
porate the best available prac-
tices to meet the needs of each
student. Continually searching
:for new ideas and initiatives,
promoting a positive learning
environment, and encouraging
-the thoughts and ideas of others
. are tools I maintain to ensure the
-best educational atmosphere for
all students."
Walker will join CES Principal
Tanya English and Assistant Prin-
cipal Kim Dutton. "Outstanding,
highly trained and dedicated per-
sonnel are critical to the success
of our schools," said Principal
English. "Angie Walker brings a
-wealth of school-based leader-
ship experience to the position.
'Her interpersonal and technol-
ogy skills will be a tremendous
'addition to Crawfordville."
Walker is active in profes-
sional organizations such as
Delta Kappa Gamma, Interna-
tional Technology for Educators
Association and Florida League
of Middle Schools. She is a

Angie Walker

School open


Au 16,17
The 2007-2008 school year
will begin on Monday, Aug. 20
and schools are gearing up for
opening day by holding open
houses on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17.
Wakulla High School will host
an open house on Thursday,
Aug. 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Riversprings and Wakulla Middle
School will host open houses
Aug. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The three elementary schools
will host open houses on Friday,
Aug. 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The
Sopchoppy and Wakulla Pre-K
Centers will host open houses
from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. the
same day.
For more information, call the
school center where your child
is enrolled.

Wakulla Bank Vice President/Controller Susan Payne Turner presents a savings bond to Logan Harvey
to recognize her district win last spring in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot's Pen essay contest.
Turner is joined by Veterans of Foreign Wars members James Taylor and Dallas Miller and Wakulla
Bank Community Relations Officer Jerry Evans.

Harvey is Patriot's Pen essay winner

resident of Wakulla County and
her two sons, Dodge and Jake,
attend Wakulla County Schools.
Her husband, Dod, is principal at
Riversprings Middle School.
To qualify for an interview
candidates must possess at
least a Master's Degree, have
three years successful teaching
experience in a public school
and be certified by the Florida
Department of Education in
Educational Leadership.
School hours,
opening day
Wakulla County Schools will
open a week later than normal for
the 2007-2008 school year due to
state legislation. Students will re-
turn to the classroom for a half day
on Monday, Aug. 20. School will
dismiss for Wakulla High School
students at. noon, 12:20 p.m. for
middle school students; 1:20 p.m.
for elementary students and 1 p.m.
for Pre-K students.
The starting times remain the
same regardless of whether schools
dismiss early or not. The hours are
7:35 a.m. to 2-p.m. for WHS; 7:35
a.m. to 2:25 p.m. for WMS and
RMS; 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. for the
elementary schools and 8:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. for Pre-K Centers.
Bus route information will be
available in a special "Back To
School" section in the Aug. 16
issue of The Wakulla News. The
bus routes will also be available at
the Crawfordville, Sopchoppy and
Panacea branches of Ameris Bank,
Capital City Bank and Gulf State
Community Bank branches in Craw-
fordville, Wakulla Bank branches in
Crawfordville, Ochlockonee Bay, St.
Marks and Woodville, Crawfordville
Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart.
Additional information may be
obtained by calling the district bus
garage at 926-7550 or through the
Internet at wakullaschooldistrict.
org. Bus route information will also
be available at the school open
houses Aug. 16 & 17.

New Wakulla
District educator
Summer Camp
Survival Trainir
start of the new
Even school t
Summer Camp
to Aug. 9, the M
School District
days of training
arm Wakulla's ni
with resources fc
CSI Wakullal
(Curriculum, Sti
tion). Participan
rich curriculum

"Wakulla Bank salutes Miss Harvey on her
impressive essay and superior academic accom-
plishments," said Vice President/Controller Susan
Payne Turner. "She is an excellent role model for
other students and for all aspiring writers in our
Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors the na-
tionwide Patriot's Pen patriotic essay-writing
contest for students in grades six through eight,
and more than 120,000 students participated last
year. The 300 to 400 word essays allowed students
to express their views on democracy. The top 43
national winners received at least $1,000 savings
bonds; the first-place award was a $10,000 savings
bond and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington,
D.C. The contest is endorsed by the National As-
sociation of Secondary School Principals.

teachers get tr
County School tivate students, and effective
rs will attend a instruction throughout the three
- CSI: Wakullal days. Wakulla County National
ig prior to the Board Certified Teachers Jennifer
school year. Thaxton, Angie Gentry and Kim
teachers attend Bartnick have organized three
. From Aug. 2 days packed with exceptional
Wakulla County Wakulla presenters.
will host three Topics to be covered during
in an effort to the three days will include:
west educators Who's Who in Wakulla County
or success. Schools?; What Does an Effective
I is the theme, Teacher Look Like?; The Florida
udents, Instruc- Educator 12 Accomplished Prac-
ts will discover tices; Tips to Save Your Sanity;
i, ways to mo- Ethics, The Principles of Profes-

sional Conduct; Open House
and the First Day of School;
Technology Training; Classroom
Management; Discipline Planis;
Teaching Strategies; FCAT Prep;
Online Resources, Curriculum
Overview and more. Training
locations vary each day from
The Wakulla Bank Community
Room to Shadeville Elementary
School Computer Lab to Medart
Elementary School Media Cen-
ter. A field expedition to Panacea
is also included.
Wakulla County has hired 38
new teachers since May 2007.,

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Always striving to help students succeed, Guinyard
and reading instructor Sue Hightower have formed
a learning community to provide opportunities for
-.students to participate in classroom experiences that
- integrate concepts and learning materials. Designed
-;to improve critical thinking skills, this theme-based,
-collaborative learning environment allows students
.to work on linked assignments in reading and math
."as they complete specific course objectives.

Guinyard is also an advisor to some of TCC's
Acheiving the Dream students. Through this
. program, funded by the Lumina Foundation,
* Guinyard and other advisers help students plan
,.their academic future and find campus resources
.that will help them meet their goals. She said that
-the program's extensive advising opportunity is
*.'very beneficial to students who are new to college.
'"The whole focus of why we are here is to help
.facilitate the development of well-rounded students
; as they make choices that will ultimately affect
f.their lives, the lives of their family members and
;.their communities"

on display through
August 16 at the Fine
Art Gallery, located
adjacent to Turner
Auditorium in the
College's Fine & Performing Arts Center.
The exhibit highlights the work of the multi-
lalented photographer, teacher, athlete, and
coach who died at the age of 59 on March
30. 2007 The Gallery is open Monday
through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. For
additional information, call 850-201-8713.

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Wakulla Bank recently presented a $250 savings
bond to Crawfordville resident Logan Harvey, 14,
to recognize her district win during the Patriot's
Pen "Citizenship in America" spring 2007 essay
competition at Riversprings Middle School.
Harvey is the daughter of Riley and Lorrie
Harvey of Crawfordville. She won the school-level
and district-level contests while an eighth-grader
at Riversprings Middle School. Harvey scored a
perfect six on the Florida Comprehensive Assess-'
ment Test (FCAT) in Writing in the eight grade, a
distinction shared by only three percent of Florida
eighth graders. She also was named the 2006-07
RMS "Oracle" the middle-school equivalent
to the high school salutatorian with a middle
school cumulative GPA of 4.0. She will attend
Wakulla High School on Aug. 20.

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105 Business Opportunities

110 Help Wanted

115 Work Wanted

120 Services and Businesses

125 Schools and Instruction

130 Entertainment


205 Antiques

210 Auctions ,, V

215 Auto Parts and Accessories

220 Cars

225 Trucks
230 Motor Homes and Campers

235 Motorcycles and 4-Wheelers

240 Boats and Motors
245 Personal Watercraft -T--

250 Sporting Goods..
255 Guns

260 Business Equipment

265 Computers and Internet

270 Electronics

275 Home Furnishings

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

345 Swap, Barter, Trade

350 Wanted to Buy

355 Yard Sales

410 Free Items As

415 Announcements

420 Card of Thanks
425 Occasion Cards

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

525 Townhouses for Sale

530 Commercial Property for Rent

535 Commercial Property for Sale
540 Farms for Sale

545 Homes for Sale

550 Homes with Acreage for S
555 Houses for Rent

560 Land for Sale

565 Mobile Homes for Rent

570 Mobile Homes for Sale

575 Mobile Homes with Land for Sale

580 Rooms for Rent/Roommates Wanted

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590 Waterfront Homes/Land for Sale

595 Vacation Rental

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Legal Notice

2007 TXD 005
CARTER, Sr. & DELORISS FORT, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate # 485 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Aquada De Vida
Block U lot 18
Name in which assessed Metta H. Willis, 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 bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.,
Dated this 2nd day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 006
FORT, the holder of the following certificate has
Filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
Sthereon. 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 # 1103 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 1
Block 6 lot 21 & 22
Name in which assessed Mrs. Mary Ethel Ben-
nett, said property being in the County of Wakulla.
i State of lorida. Unless such certificate shall be
i redeemed according to law the property described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the courthouse door on the 12th day of
September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 2nd day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 007
FORT, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate 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 # 1480 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
SWakulla Gardens Unit 3
Block 36 lot 3
Name in which assessed Eugene V. Klug, Jr.,
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 12th day of
September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this3rd day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 008
FORT, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
Sthereon. 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 # 1069 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 1
Block 1 lot 49
Name in which assessed Alberta N. O'Donnell &
Doris A. O'Meiley & Sarah N. Callanan & Sandra
0. Nelson, 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 bidder at the courthouse door on the 12th
day of September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 3rd day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

CASE NO.: 2006-2772
A Notice ofSuspension to suspend your license
and eligibility for licensure has been filed against
you. You have the right to request a hearing pur-
suant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box
3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a re-
quest for hearing is not received by 21 days from
the date of the last publication, the right to hearing
In this matter will be waived and the Department
will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007


2007 TXD 009
CARTER, SR., & DELORISS FORT, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was as-"
sessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1420 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 21
Block 9 lot 8
Name in which assessed C.W. MacDonald, 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 bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 3rd day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXB 010
CARTER, SR., the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
Certificate # 1454 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 3
Block 26 lot 16
Name in which assessed Albert C. & Mavis Sel-
lars, 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 12th day of
September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 3rd day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 011
CARTER, SR., & DELORISS FORT, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1422 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 2
Block 9 lot 31
Name in which assessed Kent Layne, said prop-
erty being in the County of Wakulla. State of Flor-
ida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law the property described In such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 5TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 012
CARTER SR., & DELORISS FORT, the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1369 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 2
Block 3 lot 64
Name in which assessed Judith D. Booth, 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 bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 6TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

Notice is given pusuant to Florida Self-Storage
Faciltiy Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV
that Crawfordville Self Storage will hold a sale by
sealed bid on Friday, August 17, 2007 at 10:00
a.m. at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy. of the contents of
Mini-Warehouse containing personal property of:
Steve Hancock
Don Friesen
Rhonda Holder
Joshua Miller
Kevin Rhodes
Jewell Amilcar
Colleen Smith
Before the sale date of August 17, 2007 the own-
ers may redeem their property by payment of the
outstanding balance and cost by paying in person
at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy.
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 013
BEGIN & RICHARD V. DAVIS, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1372 year of Issuance 2001
Description of Property
00-00-035-008-07671 -000
Wakulla Gardens Unit 1
Block 20 lot 48
Name in which assessed J. Leonard Devins, 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 bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 6TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk-of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 014
BEGIN & RICHARD V. DAVIS, the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1387 year of Issuance 2002
Description of Property
00-00-035-008-07641 -000
Wakulla Gardens Unit 1
Block 20 lot 18
Name in which assessed Mrs. Rosa Lee Lynch,
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 12th day of
September, 2007, at 10:00 AM. .
Dated this 6TH day of July, 20(7.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 015

the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 507 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
03-3S-01 W-000-04259-000,
03-3S-01W P-31-M-63 A script of land reaching
from the N. Bound to S. Bound & Bound W. by the
Couty line thereof of the NW 1/4 PF SW 1/4 of
less 1 1/2 acres for church D86 P202 OR 252
Name in which assessed William Bradwell, 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 bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 28TH day of June, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 016
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1199 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 3
Block 37 Lot 18-23 OR 494 P305
Name in which assessed Alfred Harrell, said prop-
erty being in the County of Wakulla. State of Flor-
ida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law the property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 28TH day of June, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2,9, 2007

2007 TXD 017
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1218 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 5
Block 49 Lots 19, 20, 51 & 52
Name in which assessed G.A. & Charlotte S. Phil-
lips, said property being in the County of Wakulla.
ate of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property described

insc etiiaesal esl t n inetoo corig1 awrepoeryosron i ui

in such certificate shall be sold to the hghest bid-
der at the courthouse door on the 12th day of
September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 29TH day of June, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 018
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 443 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Mockingbird Hill Subdivision
Lot 4
Name in which assessed Karen Winfield, said
property being in the County of Wakulla. State of
Floride. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 12th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 6TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
July 19, 26, 2007
August 2, 9, 2007

2007 TXD 019
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 242 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Parcel 19-55-02W-167-02806-DOI
Buckhom Creek Woods Block D Lot 1
Name In which assessed Associates Financial
Services of America, 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 bidder at the courthouse door on
the 26th day of September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.

Dated this 26TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
August 2, 9,16,23, 2007

2007 TXD 022
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 432 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Parcel 21-2s-01W-212-03941-A28
Sec 21-2s-1W Northwood Subd Lot 28 BIk A
Name In which assessed Mitch & Marcia Terra-
nova, said property being in the County of Wa-
kulla. State of lorida. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 26th
day of September, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 26TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
August 2, 9,16,23, 2007

2007 TXD 025
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 66 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Parcel 24-5s-03W-000-01142-000-24-5s-3W
P-6-M-27 A Parcel cont 5 (100X120 Ft) Lots cont
1.37 Ac Total
Name in which assessed Gloria J. Sanders, said
property being in the County of Wakulla. State of
lorida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 26th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 25TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
August 2, 9,16,23, 2007

2007 TXD 027
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and.year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 658 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Parcel 04-3s-OIE-254-0S012-B08
Wakulla Forest Block B Lot 8
Name in which assessed Wakulla General Part-
nership, Lance J & Deanna L. Lindstrom, said
property being in the County of Wakulla. State of
lorida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed

according t olaw me property oescriDed in sun
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 26th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 26TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
August 2, 9,16,23, 2007

2007 TXD 028
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 571 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Parcel 18-3s-01W-000-04489-000
18 3s 1W P-29-M-59R
SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4
Name in which assessed Edith Cannon, 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 bidder at the
courthouse door on the 26th day of September,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 25TH day of July, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmdnd, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Wakulla County, Florida
August 2, 9,16,23, 2007

Call for Bids
Tidewater Construction of Wakulla County Inc.,
serving as Construction Manager for the restora-
tion of the Wakulla County Original Courthouse,
located at 23 High Drive, Crawfordville, Florida, is
soliciting bids from qualified trade contractors for
the following scopes of work:
Insulation Int. & Ext. Paint Metal Fabrications -
Fire Extinguishers Roofing Plumbing Doors -
Heating, A/C & Ventilation Door and Bath Hard-
ware Electrical Drywall Fire Protection Ce-
ramic Tile Flooring
Plans and Specifications will be available at the
Blueprint Shop, located at 823 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee FL. Please contact Construction
Manager for a scope sheet that will relate to your
scope of work and will become a part of the suc-
cessful bidders subcontract.
The Construction Manager will be at the project
site at 3:00 p.m. on July 25th to review the project
with interested bidders. The Construction Man-
ager is currently working on site and will, by ap-
pointment, meet at your convenience, please call
Tidewater Construction will receive SEALED pro-
posals at the office of Edwin Brown and Assoc.,
located at 2813 Crawfordville Highway, Crawford-
ville, FL until 2:00 p.m. on August 7th, 2007.
Tidewater Construction reserves the right to ac-
cept or reject any and all proposals in the best in-
terest of the Wakulla County Chamber of Com-


CASE NO.: 06-340-CA
JUDEGE: N. Sanders Saul

(VIN: JHMCA5636JC119324)



TO: Jason Dale Colson
230 5th Street, S.W.
Havana, Florida 32333

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
forfeit your interest in the following
property in Wakulla County, Florida:

(VIN: JHMCA5636JC119324)

has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on BLAINE
H. WINSHIP, Assistant Attorney Gen-
eral, Petitioner's attorney, whose ad-
dress is The Capitol, Suite PL-01,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050, on
or before the 27th day of August,
2007, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before serv-
ice on petitioner's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or

Dated: 7/17/07

Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
Circuit and County Courts
By: Chris Gibson
Deputy Clerk

June 26, 2007
Auqust 2, 9, 15, 2007

CASE NO. 07-54-CA

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for Tax
Deed Quiet Title for the following property: % -
Wakulla County Parcel ID No.
has been filed against you and others, and you
are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on DANIEL E. MANAUSA, ES-
MANAUSA, P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys, 3520 Thb-
masville Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida
32309-3469, no more than thirty (30) days'fron
the first publication date of this notice of action,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorneys orf'im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded Irnthe
complaint or petition.
DATED this 23rd day
of July, 2007.
By:Chris Gibson
Deputy Clerk

August 2, 9, 16,23 r2007

CASE NO. 07-24-f
FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee
Plaintiff, --.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Find
Judgment dated July 19, 2007, entered in thl
cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder ft
cash at the Wakulla County Courthouse in Crag-
fordville, Florida on August 23, 2007, at 11:01
a.m., Eastern Time, in the front lobby, First Floo,
Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordvill
Hwy., Crawfordville, FL all that certain property -
cated and situate in Wakulla County, Florida a
more particularly described as:
Lots 38 and 39, Block "20", Wakulla Gardens, U I
No. 3, a subdivision as per map or plat record
in Plat Book 1, Page 43 of the Public Records
Wakulla County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH th(
certain 1999 Merit mobile home bearing seri!
numbers FLHMBC145443127A an
FLHMBC145443127B affixed thereon. '
Any person claiming an interest in the surpiul
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must fites
claim within 60 days after the sale. 3
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice:
accordance with the Americans With DisabilitieS
Act (ADA) persons needing a special accmmrr-
dation to participate in this proceeding should -A
contact the Court Administrator's Office at
850-926-0301. If hearing impaired call .(TDD)
800-955-8771 or 800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service. -
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
hand and official seal this 19th day of July, 2007
ByJs/ Chris Gibse
As Deputy Cle
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Louis L. Long, Jr., Esquire
1201 Eglin Parkway -
Shalimar, FL 32579
(850) 651-9944 .

August 2, 9,20

CASE NO. 07-31-FC

Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated
July 19, 2007 and entered in Case No. 07-31-F9
of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit It
and for WAKULLA County, Florida, wherein NO-
VASTAR MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and Ep-
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; all unknown pa-
ties claiming by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s) whether living or not, ana
whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, do-
visees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by,
through under or against the named Defendant(s)
are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at, the FRONT LOBBY O0
Courthouse, in WAKULLA County, Florida; at, o
the 23rd day of August, 2007, the following d-
scribed property as set forth in said Order of Fnaj


THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007 Page 5B

Legal Notice

-Judgment, to wit:
.Street Address: 43 Fox Run Circle, Crawfordville,
.Florida 32327
.Any,'erson claiming an interest in the surplus
'from the sale, if any, other than the property
"owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a
,claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
"WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this
.23rd day of July, 2007.
BY: Chris Gibson
As Deputy Clerk
August 2, 9, 2007

CASE NO. 07-55-CA
' Plaintiff,
N Defendant.

.YOU-ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet Title
,to the following property in Wakulla County, Flor-
ida: -
.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 attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more than
thirty (30) days from the first publication date of
this notice of action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on Plain-
'tiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED this 17 day May, 2007.
CASE NO. 2007-37-FC

ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated July 19, 2007 and entered in Case No.
2007-37-FC of the Circuit Court of the SECOND
Jttdlcial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Flor-
2006-FF6, is the Plaintiff and TOMMY L. BRAD-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the
16th day of August, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Any person claiming an interest in
-thw biirntlis from the sale if any other than the

property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on July 24. 2007.
Brent X.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:Chris Gibson
Deputy Clerk
August 2, 9, 2007

Case No: 07-062-PR
Probate Division

The administration of the Estate of
EDNAMAE E. MEYER, deceased, whose date of
death was June 9, 2007; is pending in the Circuit
Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; Case Number 07-062-PR, the address of
which is 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville,
FL 32327. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including unma-
lured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS: August 2. 2007.
Personal Representative:
William Grady Rollins
31 Fisher Creek Road
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Attorney for Personal Representative:
James R. Brewster, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 440787
Suite 203, The Walker Building
547 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 561-1037

August 2, 9, 2007

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'double car garage. Office or den. Reduced to $274,900
Directions: Crawfordville Hwy., (319) south, take right on Emmitt
Whaley Road at library, at stop sign take right, take right at Tom
-'White Lane, home at end of street on right.

Lynn Cole-Eddinger

Broker 545-8284
M .. lynncole5228@msn.com
.. TON. MLS.








Nice Large Home. 2BR/1.5BA
on I ACRE.
(Wakulla Springs Area)


Fencing. 519-1416.




The Arlington
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,056 sq. ft.

Our newly expandedfinancingportfolio
offers programs that meet individual needs
and a range of credit scenarios.
downn payment for qualified buyers
*Up to 100% financing
Lard h.t Inm,,irn ,a, ultl,.

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Jim Walter


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.
Need men or women age 25 and
over to work in the Before / After
School Program. If interested come
by Senior Citizens office at 33 Mi-
chael Drive for an application, Be-
tween the hours of 9:00-4:30.
Needed: cashiers, servers, host-
esses, cooks, dishwashers.
421-9191. Apply in person between
2PM & 4PM.
Position available for Crew Leader of
landscape team. Must be capable of
working in outdoor conditions year
round, have verifiable employment
references. Must obtain Class B CDL
license w/i 30 days of employment.
Wakulla Sod & Nusery. 926-1420.
Spears Small Engines
Tire Man Wanted

115 Work Wanted

Let me sell your stuff on E-Bay
(850)926-8315 or (850)322-0979.
120 Services and Busi-

Wakulla County for 14 years. Li-
censed & Insured. Call Jim or Teresa
Porter. (850)926-2400.
Maintenance & Service
Gary Limbaugh, 926-5592
FL Lic. #CAC1814304
3232 Crawfordville Highway
Child Care in my home. Monday thru
Friday. Call Tabitha @ (850)926-6314
or leave message.

Othell Broger .
Licensed Real Estate Broker .
Broger Real Estate Services

Residential Sales Commercial Sales Lots & Land Sales -
Manufactured Homes with Land
Foreclosure Credit Counseling
Broger Real Estate Services, Inc. 1110 S. Magnolia Drive Tallahassee, Florida
CAL: 80-78-58

jhn ther, Builder Say No

Si 5 04 -
Po .

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.

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I120 Services and Busi-

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.

Cindy's Cleaning Service
: Openings Weekly or Bi-Weekly. 14
Years of Experience(850)926-2007.
-Foundation Reminant Church holding
-carwash for Building Fund in Winn-
:Dixie parking lot. Sat. Aug 4th 8
-Harold Burse Stump Grinding


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



In home infant care. Experienced
grandma to keep your baby 18 mos
and younger. 926-5677..
J.W. Beal Siding, LLC
Licensed and Insured
Commercial, residential and mobile
Shoes. Repair, sales, service, instal-
lation. All makes and models. Lic.
#RA0062516. 926-3546.

McCarty Home

Services LLC
Pressure Washing
Home Maintenance
Small Home Repairs
No Job Too Small
Mike Gordon's
Cleaning Service
'" #850/926-8871
Mr. Stump
S Cellular: 509-8530
Free Estimates-Affordable Prices
421-7464 or Cell 508-5378

Munges Tree- 24 hour emergency
service (850)421-8104.
Residential/Commercial, New Con-
struction. Remodeling. Soft
Wash/Pressure Wash. Licensed and
Insured. Free Estimates. Worker's
Comp. Certified. (850) 519-0416.
Registered home daycare has open-
ings for 18-months thru 4 years.
Fenced play area, references, break-
fast, lunch and snacks included. Call
Nanny at 926-6347.
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.
125 Schools and Instruci- h

Michelle Snow's

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

Pressure Washing
Billy Roddenberry
University Professor offering inten-
sive courses in SAT, GED, GRE,
GMAT, TOEFL, TESOL, and English.
Crawfordville area. Call Dr. Pat
926-9870 or 210-5166.

200 Items For Sale

Abundance of bedding, sofas, inte-
rior/exterior doors, windows/screens,
fiberglass shower units and light fix-
tures. Open Tuesday thru Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 940 Shadeville Hwy.
(Hwy. 61), 926-4544. ,
Household items: tiffany-style lamp,
antique hunter fan, stainless steel
sink, corian, computer desks,
counter stools, rug, doghouse,
books, more. 926-4029.

Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"'
61 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
SOpen: Tuesday -Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Selling Something?
Classified Ads For
As Little As $7 A Week
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0 f We Can Show You
Any Property Listed!
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3BR/2BA... on 7 acres, Hwy. 98 frontage...$475,000 Re-zone Commercial?
2 lots on Ed Hartsfield Rd. $55,000, or $99,900 for both
2BR/2BA... Two-Story in Wakulla Gardens... $137,900
3BR/1.5BA... Fenced house on 1.23 ac. $139,000
2747 Crawfordville Hwy. marshamisso@msn.com




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Classified Ads For
As Little As $7 A Week

Tammy K. Lary
Accredited Staging Professional

220 Cars

1999 Honda CR-V Sport Utility, sil-
ver, 4D, automatic, good condition,
well-maintained. One owner. Kelley
Blue Book est. value: $6000.

225 Trucks

1987 Ford F350 32' bucket $6,500.
926-1647 or (813)240-2190.
1993 Ford F150 $800. Call for info
2005 Ford F150 4x4 QuadCab, all
options. 34,000 miles $21,500.
926-1647 or (813)240-2190.

240 Boats and Motors

1995 20' Proline Cutty walk around
aluminum trailer. Curtains, fish
finder, GPS, Radio. 130hp Honda
Motor; serviced. Excellent condition.
Ready to go. Call to see. $23,000.
2003 22Ft. Pontoon boat w/50HP.
stroke Honda motor. Excellent con-
dition. $9500. Call 926-5757.

300 Misc. for Sale

Steel Buildings
Custom Sizes
Surplus Inventory Discounted!
320 Farm Products &

U-Pick/we pick peas. Also grain fed
beef, half or whole, cut, wrapped,
frozen to your specifications.
$2.69/lb. Raker Farms.

335 Pets

Get hook, round & tapeworms. Ro-
tate Happy Jack tapeworm tablets
and Liqui-vict. (tag)., Sopchoppy
Hardware (850)962-3180.
Pure Bred Boston Terrier Puppies,
includes paper, first shots, wormed.
$500. In Cairo, GA. 229-377-3570.
Wolf and Shepard Mix Puppies for
sale (850)926-1017 or (850)545-8933.

355 Yard Sales I

2-family Yard Sale Songbird Subdivi-
sion 7 Cardinal Court, Saturday,
August 4th 8 AM- 1 PM
295 Arran Rd. Follow Signs. Variety
of women's & teen clothes, new con-
dition. Knife sale. Sat. Aug 4,
Concerned Citizens of Wakulla yard
sale. Saturday, August 4th, 8:30 to
2:00. Used items and baked goods.
Have items to donate? Call
926-5587. Plan to drop by Hudson
Park for cool stuff and great baking!
Find treasures and historical publica-
tions at The Old Jail Museum Thrift
Shop, High Drive, behind Court-
house, Saturdays 9 to 1.
Saturday August 4, 8 AM-1PM. An-
tique wardrobe, oak barrister book-
case, several small tables, chairs,
two old fireplace mantles, desks,
dresser, greeting card racks, store
fixtures, brass candelabras. Plus
much more. 41 Wildwood Drive (near
Wakulla Middle).

95 magnolia a

3/2 sits on over .5 acre
lot with 2 screened in
porches that overlook
woods and private relax-
ing hot tub. Beautiful bay window in master
bedroom. Hurricane proof storage shed stays. Seller
will give $2,000 in carpet/updating allowance.
Beautiful home and lot! A must see.
Dir: 319 S, RT on Wakulla Arran Rd, LT on
Magnolia Ridge, House on LT

Debi Geiger, REALTOR

Moving Sale. in garage rain or shine.
New twin mattress, Christmas yard
decorations, couch/loveseat, enter-
tainment center w/lights, lamps,
rugs, ladies skates (10), exercise
equipment, new prom dress (13/14),
candles, games, kitchen gadgets,
shoes, lots more. 22 Duncan Drive.
August 4th, 7AM 545-8835.

Multi-Famiily yard sale. Clothes
(young girls and adults) in excellent
condition, linens, household items,
miscellaneous, 60 Mathers Farm Rd.,
August 4, 8a.m.-1 p.m.

Mutiple family yard sale. 145 Jane
Dr. Saturday and Sunday 9 AM until.
500 Real Estate, Homes

CASH in.5 days!! We buy existing
mortgages, homes, trailers, lots &
land! We give equity advances &
make new mortgage loans! Ron Har-
ris, Traders Realty, Inc., Licensed
Mortgage Lender 878-3957.

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,

tout risLingf

What an opportunity Large brick
home with fireplace, in ground pool,
workshop, barn & more on nearly 4
acres with Hi 319 frontage The
possible 806,000
Lan Sell Your highway
fro 1 boat
la HouseO
T on the date of your el
S choice. At a fair price ee
B without doing any
$9 Call me NOW!
Enj 926-2100 nal
prc www.homesellersdepot.com
porch rpatio
room, work wall all
at a reduced price 7,500
Panacea Mineral springs! Several
lots to choose from in fast-growing
coastal area! $74,900 each.

510 Acreage for Sale

20 acres $179,000 Wakulla County.
Call Susan McKaye, owner/agent
(850)510-2477. Ochlockonee Bay

Sopchoppy River 315 Seminole
Lane, 1.7 acres 633 feet, river front-
age, on paved road with well and
septic tank. $140,000 850-997-1650.

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House uggerDesigns

Real Estate Staging Redesign

Personal Shopper
e-mail: tklary@ househuggerdesigns.comrn

2,030 Sq. Ft.

Building 4 Lease

Crawfordville Hwy

251-7628 926-6482

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 Perfect
opportunity> lowest
priced lot! 2 ac. lot off
Shadeville Hwy near Wa-
kulla Station. $64,900.
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

Shell Point Studio. Fantastic pano-
ramic view, wrap deck, fireplace, full
kitchen, washer/dryer, huge bath
with Jacuzzi tub. Furnished, $650 per
mo., minimum 6-mo. lease. Utilities
extra. (850) 591-3306.

520 Townhouses for Rent

11C Townhome in Camelot subdivi-
sion/Crawfordville. 3BR/2BA
$899.00/month. Requires 1 year
lease and security deposit of
$899.00. No pets. Ready at end of
July. Ochlockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001. www.obrealty.com
530 Comm. Property for R
Rent 1

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

Prime commercial building for rent.
2160 Crawfordville Hwy. 926-3832:

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'
ceiling. 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



5.49 acres o
Dawn Ree

Lots for sale starting as low as
$7,000. Huge inventory and
great investments.
Joi Hope 210-7300

acres wi
suite. 4B
Ed Mc(

Your Perfect Partner
for Real Estate!
LEN $139,900
on.paved road
rund utilities. Great -.
Horses allowed.

d 294-3468

FOREST $374,900.
is log home on 10
th mother-in-law
BR/2BA with den.

3uffey 524-4940

New construction! 1,242 -. ,
Sq. Ft. 3BR/2BA. Excellent
construction upgraded
appliances. -
#171525 b .
Peggy Fox 524-4294 '

Jeannie Porter Broker Associate 566-4510
Lentz Walker 528-3572 Ed McGuffey 524-4940
Don Henderson 510-4178 Marsha Hampton 445-1S
Bob Monahan 508-1934 Peggy Fox 524-4294
Dawn Reed 294-3468
Marianne Dazevedo Broker Associate 212-1415
Joi Hope Broker Associate 210-7300


Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated
2650-1 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
0] 850-926-2994 Phone 850-926-4875 Fax
M-.. www.coldwellbanker.com MLS. /-

Home Staging hits Wakulla County!!
In today's stagnant market, you need the upper edge on the competition. Let me be your
buyer's eyes and Stage your home to maximize it's potential. Please visit our staged
homes at 69 Magnolia Ridge and 830 Wakulla Springs Rd. or visit our website for more
information as well as before and after photos.
Call Tammy at 519-1961 to learn more

For Lease
6,000 12,000 plus sq. ft
Store front. Hwy 319 -

3'/2 mi. S. of Courthouse,i
2 doors from public
926-2900 694-1541
The Thrift Store

Climate Control


Find out how easy and
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007 Page 7B

530 Comm. Property for

'$400/month1 plus tax
Includes Utilities
-_& Full Kitchen Use
Located at 3295
Crawfordville Hwy.
,Call (850) 926-4511



":519-5128 508-5177
2 miles South of Courthouse
on Hwy. 319 in Crawfordville
24,Hour Access Video Surveillance
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,
Furnished or unfurnished office for
rqnt,on Crawfordville Highway, next
to Forgotten Coast Restaurant, adja-
cent to Dry Cleaners Express. Ap-
prox. 500 sq.ft. Includes a Kitchen
and Bathroom. Great location and
price, $700/mo., and utilities split 3
ways. Will be available November 1,
2007. Call 926-8156 (9:00-6:00.
Mon-Fri) or 926-4691 (after hours
nSid weekends)
'Office/Home space for rent, road
-f'o&rtage on highway 319 in Craw-
lordville. Lots of parking
545 Homes for Sale

FOR SALE: 3BR/2BA Brick Home
on 2 wooded acres in Crawfordville.
Close to town and schools. Easy
commute to Tallahassee. $159,900.
Owner/Broker Salty Breeze Proper-
ties LLC 850-566-4124.

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Carol A nn
1 Lic. Real
Hwy 61 and Cajer Posey Rd.
Zoreat shape, location and
zoning for a new Subdivision.
Sack comer has a pond for
interest. $990,000
Call Carol Ann at
'"108 SE Ave. "A" (Facing Hwy. 98),
: 697-9604 566-9293

S "Sellin' It!"
You'd be amazed about some of
vthe small things that sell, or pre-
* .vent the selling of your home. Po-
. tential buyers can make wrong as-
. sumptions about the slightest little
a tem.
'. Sellers should always check light
Sbulbs and faucets. Dripping water
S rattles the nerves, discolors sinks,
.anifd- suggests faulty plumbing.
SBurned out bulbs leave prospects
an the dark.
If cabinets or closet doors stick
.in your home, you can be sure they
Swill-also stick in a prospect's mind.


; A little effort on your part can
create a smooth closing for your
Cabinets and your home. Watch
out for household safety as well.
'H mrneowners learn to live with all

kirids of self-set booby traps such
as toys on the stairs, slippery rugs
add' low-hanging overhead lights.
.Make your residence as non-peril-
ous as possible.
Don't forget about your pets.
'They're great companions, but not
:when you're showing your home.
;Some folks even consider pets to be
unsanitary in a home. So do ev-
Serybody a favor and keep them out-
side or even send them on vacation
when there's a showing.
Don't let little problems detract
from what's right with your home.
, 'Avoid all the hassle by calling me
' and Alliance Realty for any of your
;real estate needs, or just visit my
1;website at www.susancouncil.com.

,; Susan Council
1. (850) 251-1468
Broker Owner, Alliance Realty Co.

1273 Old Woodville Road cozy,
sturdy renovated older 3BR/1BA
home on corner lot in Wakulla con-
venient to Tallahassee. New AC/heat
and vinyl with antique pot belly stove
for charm and large garage that can
be enclosed for more room. Just re-
duced $99,000.00, includes 1 year
warranty. Premier Properties,
3BR/2BA Owner/Builder $114,900.
$15,000 below appraisal.
(850)421-2971 or (850)509-4268.

3BR/2BA Brick
house, 2+ acres,
workshop, wonderful

656 Shadeville Hwy.
Saturday 8/4, from 10 to 4

Brenda Hicks Realty
926-2080 251-1122
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.
$134,900 (850)728-6371 or (850)

555 Houses for Rent

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: 850-984-0001.
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

3BR/2BA, CHA, W/D, hook-up. 2
blocks from the bay in Panacea. No
pets. $750/month. Contact Jill at
Coleman Properties 933-2235.
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.
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


2BR/2BA 3 Acres
5 Acres N. Wakulla
5 Acres Crawfordville
40 Acres (Dividable)

Brenda Hicks Realty
926-2080 251-1122
565 Mobile Homes for
Rent j

2BR/1BA very nice. Wakulla Station
area. 2 people only. No pets. Refer-
ences required. $550/mo. $300 de-
posit. Call 925-6704 after 6PM.
2BR/2BA MH, 65 Becton Rd.
$500/mo., $250 security, 1 yr. lease.
Call 984-3278.
3/2 D/W MH. Completely remodeled.
Very quiet, nice neighborhood. All
upgraded appliances. NO PETS.
$695 mo., $600 security, available
immediately. (850) 926-6212.
3BR/1BA Singlewide, 43 Cayuse
Road, Crawfordville. $400 mo. 1st,
last and security deposit.

3BR/2BA on Chipola St. in Panacea.
$850/mo. Requires 1 yr. lease and 3BR/2BA Brand New. New appli-
security deposit. Ochlockonee Bay ances, W/D. $750/mo. No pets/no
Realty: (850)984-0001. www.obre- smoking. Call Tami w/ Bluewater
alty.com, obr@obrealty.com. Realty Group at 850-556-1396.

4BR/3BA Mobile Home on 5 acres
on the river adjacent to Sopchoppy
City Park. $950 mo. Deposit,
no pets or smokers.

570 Mobile Homes for Sale

2001 MH 16'X80' 3BR/2BA, great
condition, well maintained. Must be
moved. Asking $23,000.
(850)933-9323 leave message.

Wild Mammal
To report
orphaned or injured
wildlife, please call


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.


580 Rooms for Rent/Roomi
I mates

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



Top of the line upgrades! 1980 DW with new doors,
windows, drywall, custom built kitchen cabinets, hardwood
floors, 13x23 screened porch, 5x8 storage bldg. 2 bed 2 bath,
large open floor plan. Nice dock on deep water canal with
grand view of new resort. $339,000

Crawfordville Coastal Hwv./Sorine Creek Hwv,.
(850) 926-9261 www.shellpointrealty.com (850) 926-8120

Paradise AXm ails at
"" Gulf Breeze Dr.
I 2BR 2B A coastal home on deepwa-
tler canal %% dock located mn beauuful
Oyster Ba) Estates Features custom
tile i linvuig area. wrap-around deck
screened porclh. large meanmne. &
hurricane shuners $699 Utl.,


*New Subdivisions**
All subdivisions have
underground electric and water.
Savannah Forest $45,900.
1 ac. tracts offWak. Arran Rd.
Sellars Crossing $65,900.
1+ ac lots in North Wakulla.
Steeplechase $96,900 to
$109,900. 5 ac. wooded tracts.
Horse friendly!
Walkers Mill $69,900.
2 ac. wooded lots, located on
Lower Bridge Road.

Carmen Maria!
Build your custom
home on one of
these beautiful
wooded lots near
Lake Talquin.
Appealing entrance,
paved roads,
streetlights, &
underground water
and electric.

938 Rehwinkel Rd.
in Crawfordville
This mini farm is a
rare find, with an
updated 3BR/2BA
home, sun porch,
gorgeous trees, and
several original out
buildings all on 5.5
acres. Must have
appointment to show.

Donna Card
m8 .

The Franklin
3BR/2BA 1807 Sq. Ft.
home in Sellars Crossing.
Features include screened
porch, Hardie board and
brick exterior, fireplace,
ceiling fans, appliances,
whirlpool tub & much
more! $269,000.

S" T. Gaupin. Broker
519-2292 and DAN BOWMAN!


And... check out the Shell Point Beach
web cam b3 scrolling do% n page left.


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Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 2, 2007

Celeste's ROTC squad

picked as best in nation

A Crawfordville resident and
Florida State University ROTC
instructor was recently selected
as the best in the nation.
U.S. Army Cadet Command
(USACC) recently selected Army
Maj. Steven Celeste, who teach-
es ROTC at FSU in Tallahassee,
as the top Army ROTC Instruc-
tor in the entire command for
2007. He was presented with the
Army Commendation Medal
as his Incentive Award for Ex-
cellence during a retirement
ceremony which was held on
July 27 in Fort Rucker, Ala.
USACC, the parent orga-
nization of the Army ROTC
programs at the high school
(JROTC) and college (ROTC)
levels, presents the incentive
awards annually to recognize
the top performers in the com-
mand in the U.S. and overseas
where the programs are located.
ROTC instructors teach college
students in the ROTC programs
to be better leaders and prepare
them to be commissioned as
lieutenants in the Army at the
time they complete their col-
lege degree.
"I was surprised," Celeste
said about his selection for
the award, adding, "It's a great
reflection of the program (at
FSU). I had a solid bunch of
cadets, which made my job
much easier." He explained
that some of his students had
prior enlisted service, and some
were also serving in the Army
National Guard and Army Re-
serve. They already had experi-
ence, knowledge and maturity.
He noted that the other Army
ROTC instructors he served
with were outstanding and
very "strong" like the Army's
advertising slogan.

Maj. Steven Celeste, back row, fourth from the right, smiles his approval while posing with
his Army ROTC Ranger Challenge team from Florida State University after they earned first
place in the brigade competition.

Celeste was assigned to
his ROTC position in 2005,
and since then his energy and
enthusiasm have made a big
impact on the school's program.
He was the assistant instructor
for the seniors, or fourth-year
cadets, who were just months
away from being commissioned
in the Army as lieutenants. In
addition, he was manager of the
Ranger Challenge Team, which,
under his tutelage, won the
coveted first place in brigade

A native of Boston, Celeste
is a graduate of Xaverian High
School. In 1985, he enlisted in
the Army Reserve as a Military
Police soldier and transferred to
the active Army two years later,
when he was assigned to the
famed 82nd Airborne Division
at Fort Bragg, N.C. As an enlist-
ed soldier, his duty assignments
included machinegunner, squad
leader and Pre-Ranger course in-
structor, and he participated in

Operation Just Cause in Panama
and Operations Desert Shield
and Desert Storm in Southwest
In 1992, Celeste was assigned
to Seoul, Korea, where he was
selected as the Noncommis-
sioned Officer of the Year for
the entire 8th U.S. Army. He
also won the NCO of Excellence
competition for the Military
Police Corps. Armed with this
record of success, he decided
to become an officer and was

accepted into the Officer Can-
didate School at Fort Benning,
Ga., where he earned his com-
mission in 1994 as a Military
Police officer. He returned to
Fort Bragg for an assignment as
a Military Police platoon leader
in the 82nd Airborne Division.
The Army then sent him to com-
plete his Bachelor's degree in
history at Campbell University
in Fayetteville, N.C.
Next, Celeste was assigned
as company commander of a
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., basic
training unit that graduated
more than 800 Military Police
soldiers in two years. From
there he went to Valdosta,
Ga., to command a recruiting
company, where he was so suc-
cessful that he was also given
command of a recruiting com-
pany in Savannah, Ga. He later
became the operations officer

for the Jacksonville Recruiting
Battalion in Florida. In 2005,
he was assigned as an Assistant
Professor of Military Science in
the Army ROTC unit at FSU.
Celeste's military awards
include the Meritorious Service
Medal, the Army Commenda-
tion Medal, Armed Forces Ex-
peditionary Medal with bronze
arrowhead, Non-commissioned
Officers' Professional Devel-
opment Ribbon, Ranger Tab,
Master Parachutist Badge and
several parachutist badges
that he earned from foreign
Celeste resides in Crawford-
ville but will be retiring from
the Army to live in Orlando,
where he will be an account
executive with a consulting
firm, placing transitioning mili-
tary personnel with corporate

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hopeful starts




Julie Conley, Democratic can-
didate for the State Representa-
tive seat in District 10, began her
plan to work one day a month
in each of the 10 counties in
her district by pulling a daylong
shift at Fred's Best Seafood in
Eastpoint in Franklin County.
Conley, the Mayor of Monti-
cello, assisted the staff at Fred's
in their business of cleaning
and preparing oysters for re-sale
to both retail and wholesale
In her announcement for
the legislative seat, Conley had
pledged to work side-by-side
with people in regular jobs in
every county in the district in
order to gain insight about the
issues and problems faced by
citizens and to hear directly
from voters about their ideas
and concerns,
Conley said that the experi-
ence was eye opening and was
something that all candidates
should be required to do.
"It provides a kind of contact
that is critical to democracy,
and connects citizens and their
elected representatives in a
way that is very hard to do in
today's world of media based
"I am very appreciative of
the comments that I got while
working with the employees at

rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate
specific antigen (PSA) blood
test, which are considered to be
the most effective procedures
for detecting prostate cancer at
an early, and potentially cur-
able stage.
Prostate cancer is usually
found in men age 65 and older,
although urologists havediag-
nosed prostate cancer in men as
young as 40. Because there are
often no early warning signs,
it is recommended that every
man over age 50 be examined
annually for signs of prostate
cancer. African American men
andmen who have had a father
or brother with the disease
should be screened beginning
at age 40.

Continued from Page 1B

The News, she featured Althea
Lawhon of Crawfordville,
Bobby Strickland of Ivan, Ethel
Jefferson of St. Marks and '
Elaine Herndon of Sopchoppy.
This week we feature her
interviews with Ethel Skipper
of the Sopchoppy/Buckhorn
area, Florida Davis of Medart,
Ronald Fred Crum of Panacea
and Verna Brock of Wakulla
If there is one thing to be
learned about the project, it
is clear that Wakulla County
residents are proud of their
communities and happy to
share their memories and fam-
ily history.
We are pleased that Alex's
features have inspired others
to contact us and share their
historical perspectives. We plan
to share those stories in the
coming weeks and months as
We salute the efforts of resi-
dents such as Betty Green and
other Historical Society mem-
bers for attempting to save
Wakulla County's heritage. We
applaud the Wakulla County
Commission and Grants Writer
Sheryl Mosley for supporting
efforts to find a place for the
historical society to house
donated historical items.
Through the efforts of dedi-
cated residents, the Maritime
Center in Panacea will eventu-
ally preserve the history of the
nearly forgotten commercial
seafood industry.
Together we will save our
heritage for the enjoyment
of future generations of the
ever-expanding county we call



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