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i; Y, Our 112th Year, 46th Issue Wednesday, November 21,2007 50
Published Weekly, SU
Rea. ervnrg Wakulla County For More Than A Century Cents


Impact
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
County commissioners voted down a
motion to increase impact fees by a vote
of 2-3, leaving fees at current levels.
Commissioner Ed Brimner, the decid-
ing vote in many controversial issues, said
at the board meeting on Monday, Nov. 19,
that while he was initially an advocate of
the study that proposed increasing impact
fees, further study indicated that the con-
tention that growth doesn't pay for itself
is wrong. He noted that new residents
pay far more in property taxes than older
residents protected by the three percent


fee hike voted down


cap on tax increases,
Impact fees will remain at the current
level, $1,246.79 for a single family home.
Commissioner Howard Kessler proposed
a phased-in approach to increasing fees
over three or four years to the maximum
recommended under the study, $3,593.97
for a single family home.
Those residential impact fees were
never as much of a stumbling block as the
commercial fees, which commissioners
Brimner, Maxie Lawhon and Chairman
Brian Langston all said at the last meeting
that they thought were excessive.
Brimner, Lawhon and Langston all


voted against Kessler's motion. Commis-
sioner George Green voted with Kessler
in support..
Brimner had floated a proposal at that
Nov. 5 meeting to only assess impact
fees on roads - which would have to be
paid for both commercial and residential
'growth - but not for fire service, ambu-
lance or law enforcement. That offer got
no takers. With no resolution, the public
hearing was continued until Nov. 19.'
Brimner made a motion not to approve
the increase, seconded by Lawhon. Coun-
ty Attorney Ron Mowrey suggested voting
not to do something was weak, and that


it was stronger to vote something down.
Brimner withdrew his motion.
Kessler made a motion to increase the
fees, saying there was a need to put the
burden on new growth to pay for itself.
In response, Brimner compared Fox
Run subdivision with Wakulla Gardens.
Foxrun has half-acre lots, sewer and
paved roads installed by the developer;
while Wakulla Gardens has small lots,
no sewer and dirt roads. A person who
bought a home in Fox Run five or six
years ago would pay less in taxes than a
person who bought a home in Wakulla
Gardens this year, by about $2,000, Brim-


ner estimated.
A person who bought a home in Shell
Point two years ago pays $4.000 less in
taxes than a person who bought a home
last year, he calculated. -
"Newer residents are carrying more of
the load than older residents." Brimner
said. His comments drew applause from
builders and construction trades in the
audience.
"Eloquently said," Langston praised
Brimner, then commented that he be-
lieved it is the wrong time to increasing
impact fees.


Gadsden

men face

charges of

using fake

cocaine
By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
Two Gadsden County men
were charged following a "fake"
crack cocaine bust conducted
Tuesday Nov. 13 in the Craw-
fordville area by the Wakulla
County Sheriffs Office Narcotics
Unit. according to Sheriff David
Harvey.
Jermaine M. Jones, 25, of Gret-
na and Darriel Jerome Turner. 40,
of Chattahoochee were charged
with possession of misbranded
cocaine with the intent to sell
and sale of imitation cocaine
following a bust that involved Superinten
a confidential informant. Both Stokley at
charges are felonies.
Jones allegedly tossed away
a gallon baggie of suspect crack r
cocaine as he was being arrested. LoJ
It was recovered and weighed
60.5 grams. Law enforcement of- Locklyn
ficials also-discovered a cooking the 2007 Iv
pot in the vehicle that appeared on Saturd
to contain crack cocaine and Wakulla Hi
knives. The driver of the vehicle um. She cor
was apprehended and released other youn
by backup law enforcement of scholas
units. Law enforcement officials achieveme
determined that a total of 173.6 view, person
grams of "soap and candle wax" value staten
was used to fool the buyer. and finalist
The remaining "suspect crack Sara Daw
cocaine" weighed outside the pot first runne
yielded 108.6 grams. first runne
"A trend of what we're seeing Photogenic
is a drug buy where the seller and Comm
stiffs or sells counterfeit drugs," Award, Jor<
said Major Maurice Langston. second ru
"Or, the suspect is bringing a Best Interv
weapon with robbery in mind. by the ot]
They (Jones and Turner) are still Miss Conge
charged even if the drugs are Battle was
fake." In the Jones and Turner
case, the agreed upon purchase 3 ,
price was $1,200.
Det. Eddie Wester and Det. 3
Rick Buckley investigated.


'First brick'laid


at new school


ndent David Miller with Bill Payne, Principal Jackie High, Anita Townsend and Alice
the new elementary school.


By KEITH BLACKMAR
k lackmar@thewakullanews.net
The new "elementary school
A" on Lonnie Raker Lane still
does not have an official name.
but the construction by con-
tractor Culpepper Construction
is well underway. Contractors
estimated that the new school
is approximately 40 to 45 per-
cent complete as workers eye a
target date of summer 2008 for
completion.
On Friday, Nov. 16. Wakulla
County School Board members
and district staff visited the
school fqg the placement of the
ceremonial first brick.
Superintendent David Miller
invited the only other living
superintendent, Bill Payne, to
be part of the ceremony along
with widows of three other
superintendents. Two of the


three widows, Anita Townsend
and Alice Stokley, were able
to attend the ceremony. Helen
Whaley. widow of Dr. William
Whaley. was out of town and
unable to attend.
New Principal Jackie High
also took part in the ceremony
as she prepares to leave Wakulla
High School where she serves
as the Assistant Principal for
Instruction and Curriculum.
In August, approximately 500
students will walk through the
doors of the new school. Super-
intendent Miller said the cer-
emony was special because "el-
ementary school A" represents a
"new school" not a replacement
for Sopchoppy (Medart). Craw-
fordville or Shadeville.
"This is another one of the
days that we love," said School
See BRICK oi Page 15


klyn Tucker crowned 2007 Miss Wakulla County


Tucker was crowned
liss ,Wakulla County
ay, Nov. 10 at the
ghl School Auditori-
mnpeted against seven
g ladies in the areas
tic and community
ent, personal inter-
onal style, personal
ment, evening gown
t question.
w was selected as the
r-up and won Most
and the Scholastic,
Lunity Achievement
dyn Brooks was the
inner-up and won
view and was voted
her contestants as
eniality, and Hannah
third runner-up and


was voted by the pageant com-
mittee for the Star Award. The
remaining contestants included
Krystal Davis, Myndi Hunt, Cora
Douglas and Katie Allen.
Karen Voyles was crowned
the 2007 Tiny Miss Wakulla.
The remaining contestant was
Marrah Elizabeth Sapp.
Kalli Brand was crowned the
2007 Little Miss Wakulla. The
remaining contestants included
Lindsey Wells, Kayleigh An-
drews, and Faith Rayboun.
Kacie Langston was crowned
the 2007 Young Miss Wakulla.
Chelsea Lackey was crowned
the 2007 Jr. Miss Wakulla. Faith
Leann Daw was first runner up,
Beverly Ann Flowers was second
See QUEEN on Page 14A


Sara Daw, Locklyn Tucker, Hannah Battle, Jordyn Brooks at the pageant


00 hungry mouths to feed every day


Inside
This Week
Almanac.................. Page 11A
Church..................Page4A
Classifieds.............Page 3B
Comment & Opinion Page 2A
Outdoors................Page 10A
People..................... Page 8A
School.................... Page 14A
Sheriff's Report........ Page 12A
Sports..................... Page 6A
Week In Wakulla........Page 2A

Next Week
Emergency Manage-
ment Director Scott
Nelson prepares for
the end of the 2007


hurricane
and looks


season
forward to


6 l8457l


It takes a staff of

49 to feed Wakulla

County's students

B KEITH BLACKMAR
klackmar@thewakullanews.net
Wakulla County School District bus
drivers get students to and from school
each day and teachers are tasked with
educating more than 4,000 children
each day. But in between the transpor-
tation and the educating, district Food
Service Director Gail Mathers and her
"49 wonderful employees" must make
sure everyone is fed for the second
half of their school day.
The hub of the food service opera-
tion is a spacious office in the district
administration building that is home
to Mathers and her office staff, Gina
Ward and Cindy Jones. The walls are
tacked with food service information
and the shelves have loads of related
reading material.
Petroleum products are not the only
commodities that have increased in
price during Mathers' 20 years in the
food service position. Her budget of
$800,000 20 years ago has increased to
$1.9 million and her employees have
increased from 24 to 49. Mathers will


see her operation increase by an-
other school in 2008 when the newest
elementary school opens to students
and teachers.
At the beginning of the school year,
Mathers and her staff processed 2,000
applications for free and reduce meals.
Their turn around time was three days
for the roughly 37 percent of the entire
school district.
Mathers is a 30 year veteran of the
school district, but unlike several of
her colleagues in the school adminis-
tration, she has no immediate plans to
retire.
"I have two children in middle
school so I will be working for a
while," she joked. "I have the best job
in the district." Mathers was a class-
room teacher at Shadeville Elementary
School before jumping into the admin-
istrative work. Her superior at Shadev-
ille Elementary School was Principal
David Miller. She replaced the retiring
Geraldine McCoy in the food service
operation in the 1980s.
Mathers' food service staff feeds
approximately 3,600 students per day
between meals and ala cart service.
"Every day is different," she said. The
day can begin early, especially if staff
members are home sick.
"We've had tremendous growth
See FOOD on Page 15A


Crawfordville Elementary School cafeteria crew with Manager Suzanne Moses
and Food Service Director Gail Mathers.


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Page 2A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007




Comment & Opinion

Established in Wakulla County in 1895


My View


Your Views


Compassion is

life changing

By COURTNEY LAINE ROZANSKI


. My husband recently injured his back and being a man with
the responsibility of keeping it together for the family, he con-
tinued to go to work day-after-day. After three weeks, the injury
was really starting to take its toll and slowly claiming every inch
of him. Severe pain set in and for one solid week we didn't sleep
and he suffered with pain, cramping and numbness that were
so intense it really created fear in me. I did whatever I could to
help ease his pain but to no avail, he just continued to suffer.
In desperation he went to the doctor and was sent for x-rays. Un-
fortunately, the source
of the pain could not
be found. Since I had
grown up with a mom
who loved to rearrange
the furniture, including
moving the washing-
machine, resulting in
herniated disks, I had
a pressing feeling that
this was his injury.
With the days passing
aind the pain begin-
ning to debilitate him
it was hard not to see
tlhe glass half empty
Another sleeplessnight
wZth unbearable pain,
niy husband becomes
unable to sit, stand
oi lay down. I finally
piit my foot down and
demanded that we visit
the Emergency Room.
Alter 30 minutes of
physically struggling to get from the bed to the car, we are on
our way to the hospital and I am already feeling more positive.
When we arrived it was extremely crowded; we signed in and
we waited............and we waited. Sitting in a wheelchair, pitifully
uncomfortable, he looked at me with a tear in his eye and he
said, "I am in so much pain and I cannot move my leg." Now, I
am not the kind of person to demand attention over someone
else in need, but my heart just became so heavy laden with
sadness. In desperation, I walked to the front desk and I don't
remember what I said exactly, but by the grace of God the Chief
of Nursing happened to have stopped by the front desk. The mo-
ment I looked into her eyes and pleaded, she took compassion
on me. She found a recliner in which to move him, while she
looked into getting him to see a doctor as quickly as possible.
SWhat an angel she was-and from that moment on, when the
golden doors of the ER opened up every single person shared
the same soul quality. Suddenly, we were treated with com
passion and great care and for several hours I observed their
character and their cohesiveness with fellow employees. Each
act of kindness was truly an act of the heart. The ER staff was so
dedicated to their jobs and when someone's life was in danger
tley would stop, place a hand on the distraught family member
and calmly talk them through their experience.
SSometimes it is difficult to get really good medical care with
so many illnesses and anxiety disorders that exist today. At
times it is easy to become frustrated with our medical commu-
nity, but then again, we must realize that modern medicine is
still a scientific conjecture. I would say it has become difficult for
doctors, nurses and medical assistants to act with compassion
because their daily jobs have grown to be just too demanding.
However, that night in the ER proved this theory incorrect.
SThe amount of patients that the Emergency Room has to treat
is by far more than a doctor's office - so how is it that this group
of people all single-handedly maintained compassion with the
ability to stop the clock, look at each patient in the eye and as-
sure them that they would do anything and everything to find
the root of the patient's problem, all the while, chaos and stress
multiplies around them. This event was such an enlightening
view of our medical community and I would like to choose to
see the glass half full. I will forever remember each staff mem-
ber that night who helped us. At 11:45 p.m., we walked out of
the ER with the diagnosis of herniated disks and a compressed
nerve, medication to help ease the horrific pain and one of our
area's top neurosurgeons who had already viewed his films with
a written prescription for surgery.
Compassion- it is a definite learned emotion that can be a tre-
mendous struggle that reflects immense self-less-ness. Compas-
sion for others can change the world one patient at a time

Courtney Laine Rozanski writes from Crawfordville


Searching for
old best friend

Editor, The News:
Hi, my name is Felis and I
am looking for my best friend,
Angela Fortune. It has been 12
years since we were in high
school. She is married now
and I don't know her new last
name. I last saw her and her
husband 4 1/2 years ago when I
was pregnant with my son. She
and her husband are my son's
Godparents.
I know she moved to Jack-
sonville and her parents or
mother lived in Carrabelle. If
anyone has information about
her, please e-mail me at Fee@
juno.com. She is the best friend
that a person can have. Angela,
if you are back in the county,
please contact me. We have
been looking for you and Joe
with no luck. This would make
a great holiday gift for us.
Felis Hines White
Medart


Thursday, November 15
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.
GLOBAL WARMING, a special
talk sponsored by Concerned
Citizens of Wakulla (CCOW),
will be held at the public library
at 7 p.m. The event will feature
Jenny Brock, a member of the
board of the National Wildlife
Federation.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the
senior center at 12 noon.
VFW BINGO will be held at
the VFW Post on Arran Road
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WATERFRONTS FLORIDA
COMMITTEE will hold a meet-
ing at city hall in St. Marks at
6 p.m.
Friday, November 16
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 Wednes-


Crist supports cultural
genocide of fishermen

Editor, The News:
I was recently told that Gov-
ernor Crist was in Washington
talking to the President about
the Apalachicola River. He made
reference to how important the
seafood industry is in Florida.
What seafood industry? Florida
was sixth in the nation in
seafood production before the
political net ban. Now because
of demagogues like Charlie,
90 percent of our seafood is
imported.
Charlie had told enough
provable tales about fishermen
(along with the media) that he
needs to be in prison. He agi-
tated a mob, promoted cultural
genocide, and then supported
placing this genocide into the
Constitution. He helped turn
democracy into the mob rule
and demonized hard working
fishing families.
My father, Lt, Richard C. Van
Munster, and an uncle, Sgt.


day at 8 p.m.
ONE-ACT PLAYS, an annual
production by Wakulla High
School's Dramatis Personae,
will be performed in the audi-
torium at 7:30 p.m. The plays
include an original, "Divided
We Fall - Together We Dance,"
and Stephen Gregg's "This is
a Test." Admission is $5 for
adults, $3 for students. (Also
Saturday, Nov. 17, and a matinee
on Sunday, Nov. 18)
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM
SESSION will be held at the
senior center from 10 a.m. to
noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
Saturday, November 17
FREE DIABETES CLASS will
be held at Mount Olive Primi-
tive Baptist Church #2, at Blox-
ham Cutoff and Spring Creek
Highway, from 11 a.m. to noon.
For more information, contact
Bobbery Rosier at 519-0071.
HAZARDOUS WASTE COL-
LECTION will be held at ESG
(county Solid Waste), 340 Trice
Lane, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Small businesses must register
in advance and those wastes
will be accepted from 1 p.m.


Donald Hobby, gave their lives
in WWII. Another uncle, War-
ren Hobby, was wounded while
fighting with the 4th Marine
Division on Siapan. Charlie and
people like him make Veterans'
Day a joke for my family. These
men did not sacrifice their lives
for a liar that supports cultural
genocide.

Richard Van Munster
Panacea


CHP proud of award
Editor, The News:
This month, Capital Health
Plan was recognized for the
third year in a row for our com-
mitment to our members. U.S.
News & World Report and the
National Committee for Quality
Assurance ranked Capital Health
Plan (CHP) the top health plan
in Florida in America's Best
Health Plans 2007.
We're proud of this presti-
gious nationwide recognition


and honored by the trust our
members hold in us to give
them with the very best care.
We take great pride in
the health care we provide
to 113,000 members in Leon,
Wakulla, Gadsden and Jefferson
counties. That's why every year
we encourage thousands of
CHP members to have cancer
screenings and manage their
chronic disease, It's also why
we continually support new ef-
forts like the CHP Champions
fitness program for children
and personal health coaching
to help our busy members stay
healthy.
On behalf of our doctors,
nurses and administrative staff
members, we thank the com-
munity for making us who we
are.
This year, CHP celebrates our
25th anniversary. We hope to
continue to serve the Big Bend
for another 25 years,
Dr. Nancy Van Vessem
Capital Health Plan's Chief
Medical Officer.


I'm confused.


By GRANT PEEPLES
Special To The Wakulla News
I'm confused. Just where was I the night
of Monday, Nov. 5? Was that really a meet-
ing of the Board of County Commissioners?
Or was it a Kiwanis/Rotary mock trial of
the Bush-Enron economy?
Seems like our poor, bashed and belea-
guered commissioners, though wantonly in-
capable of resolving pithy local issues, like
our shoreline being too polluted to swim in,
have now raised the bar of statesmanship
and charged themselves with reshaping the
national economy.
Wow.
We're talking NINE TRILLION in debt
since we elected the tongue-tied Texan
(okay, scratch the word 'elected') who ush-
ered in our transformation from an alleged
tax-and-spend country to a patently spend-
but-don't-tax country. To paraphrase the late
Gerald Ford: "If Barry Goldwater were alive
today, he'd turn over in his grave."
In response to a litany of national
economic woes, the county commission
has commenced to tweak impact fees in
our tiny county. Bless their hearts. They
are shadowboxing in the quixotic hope
they might land a punch on the chin of
the housing slump we've been spent and
tax-cut into by the beady-eyed Texan. This


isn't hubris. It's just pitiful. Like five little
Dutch boys, each trying to get a greased
finger poked in the dike.
Like the rest of the country, building and
housing in Wakulla County are suffering
from a killer hangover from that drunken
real estate orgy of just a few short years
back. (Seems like ages ago, I know. My,
doesn't time fly when you don't have a
clue.)
The commission's fix is to ignore the
county consultant's advice and rope-in im-
pact fees so they concur with data from the
last millennium instead of scientific projec-
tions for next decade. This seems an awful
lot like a frat house hair-of-the-dog remedy
for a butt-kicking hangover. Just thinking
about it is enough to make me want to
swear off adjustable rate mortgages forever.
I should point out that Commissioner
Lawhon stated, for the record, that he never
voted for the impact study rendered by the
consultant "cause I knew I wouldn't agree
with what it was gonna say." That sounds
an awful lot like baked logic. But think
about it. If everybody thought like Maxie
we could save a lot of money in this county,
since we wouldn't have any need for those
darned expensive school text books that are
just slap full of such disagreeable facts.
I'm not an economist. And I don't want
to confuse matters any more than Commis-


sioner Brimner already has. Is it just me,
or does Ed seem to search for answers by
listening to himself talk? But I'd be willing
to bet a Ben Pingree paycheck that if we
completely abolished the $1,260 impact fee
presently levied on an average sized new
home and even threw in dinner for two at
Angelo's for good measure, that my friend
Tim Jordan would sell not one additional
such home as a result of the draconian
marketing move,
Be that as it may, impact fees or no im-
pact fees, and $100 barrels of oil and record
numbers of Florida foreclosures be darned,
the glaring fact remains that a harlot needs
to have more going for her than discount
rates and good deals if she wants to get
customers to come hither. A healthy appear-
ance and some personal hygiene might be a
good start.
With that in mind, maybe getting
Wakulla Springs back to where it doesn't
look like a holding pond should be what
our county commission focuses on if they
want to re-kindle the hot passion from that
real estate love fest of few short years ago.
And why not, for good measure throw in a
coastline that is once again safe for people
to swim in?

Grant Peeples writes
from Crawfordville,


We can help reduce global warming impact


Wakulla County residents
can do their part to slow down
climate change, said Wakulla
resident Jenny Brock.
"If we can reduce carbon
dioxide emissions by just two
percent per year, we can go a
long way toward reducing the
effects of global warming," she
said.
Carbon dioxide comes
from burning fossil fuels such
as oil, coal, and natural gas.
Although it's not poisonous,
carbon dioxide traps heat in
the atmosphere. As the earth's
temperature rises, glaciers and
icecaps melt, sea levels rise, and
extreme weather events -- such
as hurricanes, droughts, and
wildfires - are predicted to be
much more severe.
If current trends continue,
coastal habitats in the Big Bend
region of Florida will likely be


flooded, which will devastate
many species of fish and shell-
fish important to both commer-
cial and recreational fisheries.
Those fish that do survive will
likely seek out deeper and
Jenny Brock


cooler waters, making fishing
much more difficult. Ducks
and other migratory birds have
already begun to shorten their


southward journeys, and many
more are expected to stop short
of Florida in the future.
Brock recently attended a
workshop in Orlando on taking
action to slow climate change.
The session was presented by
the National Wildlife Federa-
tion. The workshop's message
was that Americans can avoid
the worst effects if everyone
works together and on many
levels. Conservationists have
a great track record of solving
seemingly impossible environ-
mental problems, she said.
"If we can bring the Ameri-
can bison and the wild turkey
back from the brink of extinc-
tion, and if we can repair the
hole in the ozone layer, we can
slow down climate change," she
said. "There's no silver bullet,
but we can use silver buckshot."
Among the actions Wakulla


to 2 p.m.
NA meets at the Torch, 16
Lower Bridge Road, at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 599-
2876.
NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET,
sponsored by the Apalachee Bay
Yacht Club's to support the day
camp summer sailing program,
will be held at 69 Harbour Point
Drive in Shell Point from 8:30
a.m. to noon.
OLD JAIL MUSEUM will be
open selling thrift shop and
historical society items to ben-
efit renovation of the museum
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ONE-ACT PLAYS will be
performed in the Wakulla High
School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3
for students. (Also a matinee
on Sunday, Nov. 18)
Sunday, November 18
ABATE, a non-profit group of
motorcycle enthusiasts, meets
at the local chapter in St. Marks
at 2 p.m.
ONE-ACT PLAYS will be
performed in the Wakulla High
School auditorium at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3
for students.
Monday, November 19
COUNTY COMMISSION


residents can take to help are:
using electricity more efficiently;'
replacing incandescent light
bulbs with fluorescent ones;
planting trees; and encouraging
their state and federal elected
officials to adopt laws to help
achieve the two percent reduc-
tion.
Brock is available to present
the information she learned at
the workshop to local commu-
nity groups. "A lot of kids have
been requesting this program,"
she said. When she speaks to
young people about this issue,
she is careful to reassure them
that the problem can be solved.
She can be reached at 421-6640.
Brock will talk on global
warming to the Concerned Citi-
zens of Wakulla on Thursday,
Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla
County Library. The event is free
and open to everyone.


meets in the commission board-
room at 6 p.m. A workshop on
renaming Lower Bridge Road
to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Road will be held
at 5 p.m
Tuesday, November 20
BOOK BABIES, for infants
and toddlers, will be held at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets
at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at
7:30 p.m.
TWILIGHT TALES, bedtime
stories for children, will be read
at the public library from 7 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. Children are encour-
aged to wear pajamas and bring
a stuffed animal.
YOGA CLASS will be held
at the Crawfordville Women's
Club at 6:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, contact Della Parker-Han-
son at 926-4293.
Wednesday, November 21
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 cen-
ter at 10:30 a.m.


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007-Page 3Ak



Want better traffic? Pro says build better intersections


Consultant says

intersections could

be alternative

to 4-lane 319

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
A comparatively inexpensive
means of easing traffic flow on U.S.
Highway 319 was suggested to coun-
ty commissioners at a workshop last
week: improve intersections.
The state project to four-lane 319
through Wakulla County will cost
hundreds of millions of dollars and
is likely 10 or more years away.
But consultant Jon Sewell of
Kimley-Horn and Associates sug-


gested that adding turn lanes and
other intersection improvements,
at an estimated cost of $4.5 million
per intersection, could be a means
of maintaining a reasonable level
of service for the highway. Sewell
made the suggestion at a workshop
with county commissioners on Mon-
day, Nov. 12, to discuss the Evalu-
ation and Appraisal Report being
developed by Kimley-Horn.
One finding was that a segment
of U.S. Highway 319 from East Ivan
Road to Bloxham Cutoff is only 35
vehicle trips per day from falling
from its current Level of Service "E"
to failing.
Other segments of Highway 319
anticipated to fail by 2016 are Wakul-
la Arran to Shadeville, Wakulla Arran
to East Ivan, and Bloxham Cutoff to


Leon County.
Sewell noted that Leon County
has adopted a Level of Service "C"
for roads in its outlying areas - in-
cluding Highway 319 and Woodville
Highway, the two main roads used
by Wakulla County residents to get
to Tallahassee.
The LOS "E" is for stop-and-go
traffic. To increase the LOS on High-
way 319 to a "D" or even "C," Sewell
said, not much changes except the
intersections.
Noting the cost of four-laning
Highway 319 from Leon County to
Bloxham Cutoff is anticipated to cost
$153 million, Sewell suggested the
state Department of Transportation
may be more amenable to spend-
ing a few million on intersection
improvements on Highway 319 - es-


pecially if the county puts money
toward such projects.
Sewell also indicated there was
a need for some retro-fit road proj-
ects. For example, he said, while a
turn lane was probably not required
at the time North Pointe was built
north of Crawfordville, northbound
traffic frequently has to stop for
left-turning vehicles going to the
strip mall.
Other recommendations made by
Sewell were to update the land de-
velopment code, impose some level
of impact fees, and look at mixed-
use clustering of developments. He
also suggested looking for alternate
north-south corridors to relieve traf-
fic on Highway 319.
There is currently a morato-
rium on comp plan amendments in


Wakulla County because the Evalua-
tion and Appraisal Report was due to
the state Department of Communitya
Affairs in September.
After getting a concurrence from
the board on major issues with the
county's comp plan and directing
staff to send a letter to DCA, Sewell
anticipated results from the evalu-
ation and a draft report would be
ready for the commission workshop
on Dec. 3.
Attorney Bob Routa, of the Wakul-
la County Chamber of Commerce,
suggested the county could face
a second moratorium because theF,
school concurrency plan is due by,
January - but DCA has refused to,
even allow the county to submit that.
plan until the EAR is done.
'.4


Medart fire department gets $9,500 to enhance response


FEMA grant for

training, trucks

and equipment

The U.S. Department of Home-
land Security's Federal Emergen-
cy Management Agency (FEMA)
recently awarded $9,500 in Assis-
tance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)


money to the Medart Volunteeer
Fire Department.
Nationally, the fiscal year (FY)
2007 AFG awards, which will
be distributed in phases, will
ultimately provide over $490
million to fire departments and
nonaffiliated emergency medical
service organizations throughout
the country.
"The recent wildfires in Cali-
fornia have shown the passion-


ate dedication that comes from
America's firefighters," said U.S.
Fire Administrator Greg Cade.
"FEMA is proud to be associ-
ated with the efforts of provid-
ing support to America's first
responders in helping them save
lives and property."
The Operations and Safety
money award aims to enhance
response capabilities and to
more effectively protect the


A crowd of more than 50 people listened to County Commissioner Howard Kessler.


Kessler hosts meeting at Bethel


Road paving, impact fees,
and the designation of a county
road in memory of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. were the hottest
topics at the Bethel Town Hall
Meeting on Oct. 30.
More than 50 people filled
the activity room at the Mount
Olive Primitive Baptist Church
for the seventh;town hall meet-
ing of 2007 presided over by
Wakulla County Commissioner
Howard Kessler.
It included lively and good-
natured discussion. To pave or
not to pave Old Bethel Road
was not the question. The
question was when would it
be paved.
Dr. Kessler said the road is
on the county's short list, and
the only thing holding it up is
difficulty, in acquiring right-of-
way. The county has authorized
purchase of right-of-way along
Old Shell Point Road and Cajer
Posey Road, but not Old Bethel
Road.
"We're doing more damage
by buying some or saying we'll
buy it here-and not there," Kes-
sler said. Making roads safer
and preventing speeding were
mentioned frequently.
Kessler said that Old Bethel
Road could be engineered for a
certain speed limit to prevent
the road from becoming a
racetrack.
Citizens asked that improve-
ments be made to several dan-
gerous intersections, including
Wakulla-Arran Road and Cajer
Posey, Highways 267 and 61, and
267 and 319.
Rezoning and new construc-
tion worried several people.
"I'm not looking at any particu-
lar place, but it looks like we've
been doing a whole lot of it,"
said one man.
Dr. Kessler suggested that
citizens express their objections
and the reasons behind them to
the Planning and Zoning Board.
Although the P and Z board's
role is primarily to advise the
county commission, the state
Department of Community Af-
fairs is tasked with looking at
citizens' comments on projects
subject to state approval.
Relocating Highway 98 in-
land "would make North Florida


like south and central Florida,"
said a citizen. Another said, "It's
a done deal."
To improve public notice
of government meetings, the
county could use e-mail or
outdoor programmable signs.
One person said the county
needs to improve notification
of property owners adjacent to
land proposed for rezoning.
Answering a question about
impact fees, Dr. Kessler said
the trend now is for local gov-
ernments to charge the actual
cost of new growth, which is
what citizens want, rather than
forcing taxpayers to pay for
infrastructure needed for new
homes and businesses.
The 2007 study of the cost of
new growth to Wakulla Cgunty
is "conservative," Kessler' said.
There's a correlation between
impact fees, infrastructure, and
the desirability of a place, he
said, and then he-asked, "Do
we want to sell the farm or do
we want to preserve our com-
munity?"
Another question concerned
the property tax cut proposed
by the Florida Legislature that
will be voted on statewide in
January.
"Who will be more persua-
sive: county elected officials
who explain it's a start toward
taking away local control, or
state representatives who want
you to vote for it?" asked Kes-
sler.
"If it passes, money will drift
to the state, and they'll hand it
out to counties. It's a head-on,
frontal attack on home rule."
Between the proposed prop-
erty tax cut and the likely defeat
of an increase in impact fees,
what will it mean for county
millage rates? The library and
the parks and recreation pro-
gram will be the first to go,
Kessler said.
A citizen asked if the county
could have an audit done before
Election Day.
One man said if more busi-
nesses were to come to Wakulla,
the county government would
have more tax income from gas
taxes and sales taxes.
Another said impact fees
don't take into account the


hidden costs of growth, such as
deteriorating air quality, trash
in the woods, disappearing
wildlife, and the health effects
of tension. "When we permit
more growth, we're only hurting
ourselves," he said.
A citizen suggested that the
county could help promote uni-
ty by sponsoring a Day of Dia-
logue like the one that's been so
successful in Tallahassee.
Another said that the cause
of unity would be advanced by
officially changing the name of
Lower Bridge Road to Martin
Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road.
Dr. Kessler said the county
commission's reasons for voting
against it included the length
of the road, the trouble for resi-
dents to change addresses, and
the historic nature of the road's
present name.
.One person suggested that
Old Bethel Road's name be
changed instead of Lower Bridge
Road, and another replied that
people passing through Craw-
fordville wouldn't see it. An-
other suggested "Martin Luther
King Lower Bridge Road" as a
name.
Several people said they
hoped the Nov. 19 workshop
on the issue would help find
a solution.


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'Page 4A-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Church


Madeleine E. Everett
, Madeleine Elizabeth Everett,
80, of Warwick, N.Y., formerly of
"-Crawfordville, died Monday, Nov.
12 in Warwick, N.Y.
A funeral mass was held Fri-
*day, Nov. 16 at St. Stephens Ro-
man Catholic Church. Interment
followed in the Orange County
/Veterans Cemetery in Goshen,
eN.Y. Memorial contributions may
'be made to the American Heart
'Association. A mass to celebrate
'�'her life will be offered at St.
'Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in
Crawfordville on Saturday, Nov.
"24 at 10 a.m.
( A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she
t�was born April 8, 1927, the daugh-
ter of the late William and Marion
Duffy White. She married the late
iJames M. "Bud" Everett and was
;*an aide at the Workman's Circle
Nursery School in the Bronx.
, She was a former operator with
New York Telephone Company.
She and her husband made their
home in Crawfordville from 1982
to 2006. A member of St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton's Ladies Circle, the
Parish Altar Society and Choir,
she also served as an Eucharistic
Minister. She was involved in the
prison ministry and was a mem-
ber of St. Stephens R.C. Church
in Warwick.
Survivors include four children,
Kathleen Garritano and hus-
band Carmine of Warwick, James
A. Everett of Astoria, Queens,
N.Y., Nancy Waldie and husband
Charles of New Rochelle, N.Y.,
and Thomas W. Everett and wife
Laura of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; five
grandchildren; Jeanine Wadeson
and husband Craig, Andrea Freeze
and husband Tracy, Brian Carroll
and wife Virginia, Kristina Gar-
ritano and Michael Everett; four
great-grandchildren, Madeleine,
Annabelle, Erin and Rory; and she
was an honorary member of the
"Cronan Clan" and is survived by
uncle Earl Cronan, Aunt Rita Cro-
nan Powell and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
- Lazear-Smith Vander Plaat
Memorial Funeral Home in War-
wick, N.Y. was in charge of the
arrangements.

Kenneth E. Hampton
Kenneth Eugene Hampton, 50,
of Woodville died Wednesday,
Nov. 14 after a brief battle with
lung cancer.
A graveside service was held
Saturday, Nov. 17 at Woodville
Cemetery. Rev. Mike Hampton
officiated. Memorial contributions
may be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, FL 32308.
A native of Tallahassee, he
attended Godby High School. He
lived in Woodville for the past 25
years with his wife and son. He
was self employed as a profes-
sional painter, and did heating
and air-conditioning with his
dad. He loved spending time with
his family and friends. On the
weekends he was up to a game of
horseshoes and he loved to be the
first to call you on the weekends
at 7:30 a.m. He enjoyed fishing,
hunting and going to the beach,
or anything that had to do with
the outdoors. Kenny was of the
Baptist faith. He will be greatly
missed by his family and friends.
His devoted and loving wife, Kim,
of 21 years, son, Kenneth, Jr. and
his family were at his bedside.
The family would like to express


Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
ililll l Crawfordville
Pastor,
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926-IVAN(4826)
Sunday School................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship..... ............ 11 a.m.
Evening Worship...................6 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7 p.m.
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a special thank you to all the
wonderful caregivers and nurses
at Big Bend Hospice for all their
compassionate and loving care
during his final days.
Survivors include his wife, Kim
Hampton of Woodville; a son,
Kenneth Eugene Hampton, Jr. of
Woodville; his mother, S. Margaret
Vickers Williams of Woodville; his
father and stepmother, Holice and
Joyce Hampton of Tallahassee;
two sisters, Vicki Hampton Good-
man of Tallahassee and Tammie
L. Hurdle and husband Jeff of
Crawfordville; two stepsisters,
Barbara Curlee and husband Wade
of Sneads and Theresa Winders
of Warner-Robins, Ga.; two step-
brothers, Mark Corley and wife
Melba of Tallahassee and Curtis
Winders of Thomasville, Ga.; his
father-in-law, Thadis "Frog" Parker
of Bristol; five brothers-in-law, Roy
Parker and wife Nancy of Craw-
fordville, Gary Parker of Tallahas-
see, Glenwood Parker of Bristol,
Ruben Parker and Dudley Parker
of Jacksonville; as well as seven
nieces and seven nephews.
Culley's MeadowWood Funeral
Home, Riggins Road Chapel in
Tallahassee was in charge of the
arrangements.

Charles E. King
Charles Ernest "Chuck" King,
54, of Shell Point died Wednesday,
Nov. 14 in Shell Point.
A memorial service was held
Saturday, Nov. 17 at Harvey-Young
Funeral Home in Crawfordville. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Apalachee
Bay Fire and Rescue Department,
1448 Shell Point Road, Crawford-
ville, FL 32327.
A native of Texas, he had lived
in Shell Point since 1993, coming
from Nashville, Tenn. He was a
computer network specialist who
owned his own business.
Survivors include his wife of
19 years, Judi Bernard King of
Shell Point; a sister, Teena King of
Cooksville, Tenn.; his mother-in-
law, Ruth Bernard of Valdosta, Ga.;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
Debbie and Jerry Corbett of Lake
Park, Ga., Duane and Anne Dod-
son of Albany, Ga., Peggy and Jim
Faulk of Kennesaw, Ga., and Louis
and Karen Bernard of Albany, Ga.;
many nieces and nephews.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville was in charge of the
arrangements.

Frances L. Rose
Frances Lewis Rose, 90, of Tal-
lahassee died Friday Nov. 16 in
Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Monday, Nov. 19 at Episcopal
Church of the Ascension in Car-
rabelle. In lieu of flowers, me-
morial donations may be made
to The Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend, 250 Pinewood
Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Survivors include two sisters,
Sarah Lewis Marxsen of Tallahas-


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Holy Eucharist 8:30 am
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
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Sunday Services: 9 a.m.
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see and Betty Harrison of Lanark
Village; three brothers, Cheever
Lewis of Lanark Village, Frank
Lewis of St. Teresa and Bill Lewis
of Crawfordville; a granddaughter,
Quincy Gerber of Mount Pleasant,
S.C.; and a grandson, Sterling Luce
of Tallahassee.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee was in
charge of the arrangements.

William B. Royce
William Bryan Royce, 35, of
Crawfordville died Friday, Nov. 16
in Tallahassee.
A memorial service will be
held "at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville.
A laborer in the construction
industry, he graduated from Lin-
coln High School in Tallahassee
in 1990. He was a U.S. Marine
Corps veteran who loved to hunt
and fish. He was of the Catholic
faith.
Survivors include two sons,
Jonathan Royce and Michael
Royce, both of Crawfordville; his
father, Chuck Royce and wife Sher-
rie of Crawfordville; his mother,
Christel Royce of Tallahassee;' a
brother, Hunter Royce of Craw-
fordville; and a step-sister, Aralea
Simmons of Crawfordville.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville is in charge of the
arrangements.

Lonnie M. Schofill, Jr.
Lonnie Milton Schofill Jr., 34,
of Crawfordville died Monday,
Nov. 12.
The funeral service was held
Friday, Nov. 15 at Fernwood Bap-
tist Church in Tallahassee. Inter-
ment was at Grimes Cemetery in
Sopchoppy.
He was an avid outdoorsman
and a jack-of-all-trades and a mem-
ber of Fernwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter,
Sierra Dawn Cheri-Schofill; his
father, Lonnie M. Schofill, Sr.; his
mother, Nellie "Frances" Harless
and husband Mike; his sister, Eva
Vicker; his aunt, Liz Whatley; and
three nieces, Hunter Gurr, Kourt-
nee Vickers and Faye High.
Faith Funeral Home in Havana
was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Wilson E.Wheatley
Wilson Edward "Papaw"
Wheatley, 89, of Tallahassee died
Tuesday, Oct. 23 at his home.
Funeral services were held
Friday, Oct 26 at Abbey-Riposta
Funeral Home Chapel in Talla-
hassee with Rev. Fred Harrison
officiating. A military interment
followed at Tallahassee Memory
Gardens.
He was a resident of Tallahas-
see for the past 55 years, coming

Trinity
Lutheran
Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Web site:
TrinityLutheranofWakulla.com
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


Wheatley. He served in the
United States Army during
World War II. He retired as a law
office administrator. Papaw was a
loyal friend to everyone. He was
a loving and devoted husband
for 67
years, and was revered and
respected by all. Papaw was an
inspiration to his children, grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
He was a master negotiator,
especially with his senior citizen
discount card. He was extremely
dependable and never knew a
stranger.
Survivors include his wife,
Edna Alice Marcum Wheatley
of Tallahassee; four daughters,
Charlotte Isabelle Ganey and hus-
band Carl of Havana, Lona Wilene
Matherne and husband John of
Valparaiso, Alice Deon Ellis and
husband Corbin of Tallahassee
and Kimberly Rose Wheatley of
Crawfordville; nine grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; one great-
great-grandchild; Michael L
Granger, who was like a son,
and his two children, who were
like grandchildren; as well as oth-
er special friends and relatives.
Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home
in Tallahassee was in charge of
the arrangements.


Wakulla
United Methodist Church
Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages - 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship -11 a.m.
Wednesday Service -7 p.m.
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
421-5741
Pastor Drew Standridge



Prf t
3383 Coastal Hwy.
1/3rd mile east of Wakulla High School
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:45 a.m. Children's Sunday School
Nursery Provided
926-4569
www.wakullapres.org
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Church

building

fund drive
By ETHEL SKIPPER
Macedonia Church of Christ
Written in Heaven will host a
building fund drive on Sunday,
Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. The preacher for
the occasion will be Elder Kenny
Rosier. The host pastor is Elder
Andrew Morris.
The Lilly of the Valley Chap-
ter 190, Order of Eastern Star,
celebrated the Harvest season
with a program and celebration
last week.
Our prayers and concerns go
out to all the sick and shut-in,
those in the hospital, the prisons
and those in need everywhere.


Church old

fashioned day
The Christian Worship Center,
3922 Coastal Highway in Medart,
will host an Old Fashioned Day
in honor of local senior citizens.
Billy Strickland will be the guest
speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov.
25. At 2 p.m., a gospel sing,
featuring Heaven Scent from
Bainbridge, Ga., will perform
and dinner will be served on
the grounds.
The pastors are Steve and
Malissa Taylor. For more infor-
mation, call 926-6302 or 926-
7786.


SFiRsT
S Baptist ChuRch



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


CitySide Music
Ministries expanding
CitySide Music Ministries is
expanding their ministry and
is looking for volunteers and
interns to help bring God's min-
istry higher. It involves a now
popular radio show that is set
to be on 10 stations nationwide.
They also will have a T-shirt line,
a Christian cell phone company,
a Gospel record label and much
more.
Volunteers will assist CEO
in bringing christianity. to the
community of Tallahassee and
the surrounding counties of
Wakulla, Gadsden and Jefferson.
This is a perfect opportunity to
learn, be involved in Christ, and
add to your resume.
Call Sister Sholanda at
(850)222-1733 or George Sim-
mons at (850)224-2498.

Leave othn"s But
Your Footprints






Keep Wak l(a
County Beautfu(


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

Sopchoppy
Church Of Christ
Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m.
Worship................10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..........5 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study... 7p.m.
Visitors are welcome!
Home Bible Courses available...
please call for details,
962-2213


GRACE
BAPTIST CHURCH
"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
g 926-3217


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


1- Crawfordville United

Methodist Church

Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ochlockonee & Arran Road 'Come Grow With Us' www.crawfordville-umc.org

,,&cot, lie' C_$e 3,r ce./


Hwy 319 Medart,
Office 926-5265


3 a ) 1 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
I=D Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pr pYouth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.

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


117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy


Sunday School 945 AM
Church Office Morning Worship 11 AM
962-7822 AWANA CLUB 5PM
Evening Worship 6 PM

Wednesday 7 PM - Prayer Meeting,
Youth & Children's Programs
Dr. Bill Jenkins, Pastor
Randy Anderson, Minister of Music
Vicki Anderson, Youth Director
Jerry Evans, Mike Crouch, Bernie Kemp - Musicians







THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007-Page 5A


Communi


Jason Roberts, pets win in raffle m V li


On Nov. 10, the motorcycle,
, donated by Capital Harley-
Davidson in Tallahassee, was
raffled off at the Mighty Mullet
Festival in Panacea. The lucky
winner was Jason Roberts of
- Crawfordville. I am sure that he
was very happy to win the bike.
Mr. Robert's wife mentioned
that her husband has been look-
ing for a Harley for a while and
that she had talked him out of
it for right now. Well, now he
has one anyway.
The campaign to sell raffle
tickets started sometime in
April. Sheriff David Harvey, his
staff and deputies went out of
their way to sell raffle tickets to
benefit CHAT and the Wakulla
Animal Shelter and we do
want to thank Sheriff Harvey
for all the work he personally
put into this money raising
endeavor. Our CHAT members
also worked very hard to sell


the tickets to their friends and
relatives. Sheriff Harvey, Capt.
Steve Ganey and I went to more
places and schools to give our
speeches about Animal Control,
the shelter and CHAT than I care
to remember. Especially those
places where we had to be at 8
a.m. Many thanks to members
of the public who purchased the
raffle tickets in hopes of win-
ning the bike and helping the
animals at our facility. However,
all this is over now and we man-
aged to make around $22,000 for
the animals. Most of this money


will go toward medical care for
our animals and some other
projects we are working on.
While some of our CHAT
members were at PETCO last
Saturday and found new homes
for four dogs and one cat, a
couple of members stayed at
the shelter with Steve and Tra-
cie Churchard to help with the
people who came with their
animals and kids for the yearly
Christmas picture shoot. Tracie
and Steve are great photogra-
phers and they donate much
time and money to CHAT. They
are always willing to help and
we do appreciate that. Thanks
to Kenny Carnivale for being
Santa Claus.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, we will
hold our election for the 2008
Board of Directors at 4:30 p.m.
and a potluck dinner will be
held at 5 p.m. All members and
the public are invited.


Library adds holiday-flavored classes


In addition to the library's
regular series of free ongoing
computer classes a few extra
classes with a holiday flavor
have been added during the
upcoming weeks.
Space is limited and advance
sign-up is required so call 926-
7415 or come by the circulation
desk as soon as possible and
take advantage of this wonder-
ful opportunity.
"Holiday Shopping Tips"
will be offered on Tuesday, Dec.
5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This class is designed to assist
holiday shoppers with purchas-
ing digital cameras, computers
and other technology.
Utilizing the Consumer Re-
ports "Best Buys" recommenda-
tions, the; class will take some
of the mystique out of the mul-
titude of choices when purchas-
ing electronics and the ins and
Spouts of online shopping.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the
library will offer "Holiday
Newsletters" from '1:30 p.m.
to 4:30ip.m. This-class will use
Microsoft Word to create a


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newsletter from start to finish
to send your family and friends
this holiday season.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, "Make
Your Own Holiday Cards" will
be offered from 9:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m., followed by " Cre-
ate and Print Your Christmas
Labels" from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30
p.m.
Students will make their
own greeting cards using Mi-
crosoft Publisher and then
learn how to create and print
an address list for family and
friends.
Other classes offered this
coming week include File Man-
agement I on Nov. 27 from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is one


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Wakulla Retiree Finds

$152,000 Nest Egg


"Buried" In
With rising taxes,
insurance, and cost of living,
many Wakulla retirees are
finding it difficult to stay in
the home they love while on
fixed retirement incomes.
Most retires who have
lived in their homes for
several years have built up
substantial equity that is just
sitting there, trapped. New
"Reverse Mortgages" allow


Back Yard!
seniors to access this equity
to get the cash they need and
they never have to repay the
money. One senior described
it as finding a nest egg buried
in the backyard!
For a free report with
all the details about how
reverse mortgages work, just
call 1-888-812-3156 ext 14
for a 24 hour Free Recorded
Message.


of the most popular beginner
classes and teaches how to
copy, move and delete files on
your computer.
Also offered are Microsoft
Excel II on Nov. 28 from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Design a
Holiday Web Page II on Nov.
28 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
and Windows XP II on Nov. 29
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Need assistance with your
Excel, PowerPoint or Word
project? Bring your project to
the "Open Lab" on Tuesday,
Nov. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30
p.m. and instructor Deanna
Ramsey will assist you with
your project one-on-one in 15
minute intervals.
The complete list of Free
Computer Classes is available
at the circulation desk or can be
viewed online at www.wakul-
lalibrary.org.


Nov. 30

The Big Kahunas \
8 p.m. perform 60's and 70's (

music for you at

$10 Wakulla Springs Lodge
Special room rate: 224-5950 (

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We all make these
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along. Years later, we


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If I have just described
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This year, the average
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Page 6A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Sports


Arnold comes back in 4th to end WHS season


The Wakulla War Eagle foot-
ball team picked a bad night to
lose its first game ever against
the Panama City Beach Arnold
Marlins Friday, Nov. 16 at J.D.
Jones Stadium at Reynolds
Field.
The War Eagles were never
able to generate much offense
in a 13-8 loss. Despite the lack
of offense, Wakulla still led
the game 8-7 late in the fourth
quarter.
Arnold struck first in the
Class 3A Regional Quarterfinal


playoff game.
The Marlins scored on a 43
yard pass play in the second
quarter and held the lead un-
til the fourth quarter when
Kendell Gavin scored on a 20
yard run.
The extra point attempt
failed. Wakulla was able to
take the lead later in the quar-
ter when the Arnold quarter-
back was called for intentional
grounding in the Marlin end
zone.
The contest looked like a


Wakulla victory until mistakes
spelled disaster for WHS in the
final minutes.
The Wakulla defense stopped
the Marlins who punted to the
War Eagles near midfield. It
looked like the War Eagles
would run out the clock. How-
ever, a fumble by senior Xavier
Blocker gave the ball back to
Arnold.
Two personal foul penalties
on Wakulla moved the ball 30
yards into scoring territory and
with less than two minutes left


in the game, Arnold punched
the winning score over the
goal line.
Wakulla piled up more than
100 yards in penalties and quar-
terback Cory Eddinger threw an
interception on the last Wakulla
drive ending the contest.
Nigel Bradham had 14 tack-
les to lead the Wakulla defense
which concluded an outstand-
ing season. The War Eagle of-
fense struggled with injuries
and had difficulty playing con-
sistently over the course of the


season.
Coach Scott Klees will have
some rebuilding to do next
season as he loses seniors C.J.
Holton, Tyrell Gavin, Cory Ed-
dinger, Tim Dawson, Xavier
Blocker and Nigel Bradham.
Jacob Kemp will graduate
along with kicker Brett Wilson,
Reshard Mills, John Marks, Neil
Donaldson, Caine Foard, Kend-
rick Gavin, Stuart Brimner and
John Daily.
Wakulla finished the 2007
season with a record of 8-3. But


Scott signs with FL Southern


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
It won't be Wakulla Lady
War Eagle softball season until
February, but senior Karlyn
Scott decided she would not
wait until spring to make her
college selection. Scott signed
a scholarship with NCAA Divi-
sion II Florida Southern College
in Lakeland where she will be
reunited with former Lady War
Eagle Sara Lovestrand who is
now a junior. Lovestrand began
her college career at Chipola in
Marianna.
"This is where I wanted
to go," said Scott of her deci-
sion. Her family members,
teammates and friends held a
ceremony for her at the softball
complex on Wednesday, Nov.
14. Scott said she was sold on
Florida Southern's coaches,
successful softball program and
academics, .
Attending the signing with
her were her parents, Larry and
Rosalyn Scott of Crawfordville,
her brother, Tyler, and her
grandparents.
Scott has played on the
varsity softball team for four
years. She began her time as
a shortstop, but Coach Tom
Graham moved her to second
base as a junior. She said her
college interests include math


WHS JV soccer

team beats St.

Joe varsity
The Wakulla High School
junior varsity soccer team broke
into the win column with a 2-1
win over a varsity team, the Port
St. Joe Sharks last week.
Ben Anderson scored both
goals for the Wakulla team with
assists from Travis Harrell and
Wayne Murray. WHS goalkeeper
Justin Cronan had 19 saves.
Coach Jim Posey said the
team blocked shots well as St.
Joe put up a fight with a lot of
shots in the second half. He also
noted the team's improvement
with 20 shots on goal compared
to four in the opening game,


FSU on TV.
The Florida State University
Seminoles will have one final
regular season game against the
Florida Gators on Saturday, Nov.
24 in Gainesville.
CBS television, WCTV Chan-
nel 6, will televise the game at
5 p.m. WTNT radio, 94.9 FM,
and WNLS, 1270 AM, will also
broadcast the game.
FSU is 7-4 overall and 4-4 in
the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Florida is 8-3 overall and 5-3 in
the Southeastern Conference.
The Gators are ranked 12th in
the AP poll and 14th in the USA
Today poll.


Brother Tyler Scott, with Karlyn, mother Rosalyn Scott, father Larry Scott and WHS Coach
Tom Graham.


and chemistry in anticipation
of dental studies. She played
three years in middle school
under Coach Keith Anderson
at Riversprings.
"I started playing T-ball
when I was four," said Scott,
who said one of her strengths
is her knowledge of the game.
Larry said his daughter has
been fortunate never to have a
losing season in middle school
or high school. He added that
Lovestrand worked out with her
in October when she impressed


Florida Southern coaches.
Her mother said Karlyn was
pleased by the small class sizes
at the private institution. Karlyn
wore her Florida Southern col-
lege T-shirt to the signing re-
vealing the Moccasin mascot.
The senior hit third in the
lineup last season ahd was one
of the RBI and stolen base lead-
ers. "I'm excited," she said. "I'm
glad to go ahead and sign and
know what I will be doing."
Scott played travel ball with
Team North Florida which she


credits with improving her
game. The team traveled all over
the United States. Most of the
games were played in the sum-
mer, but fall games against com-
munity' college teams resulted
in more victories for her travel
team. The team is coach by Coy
Adkins of Wewahitchka. .i
WHS Coach Tom Graham
said Scott has had a major
impact on his program. "She is
matureand a leader," he said.
"She has come in here and had
good growth each year. She


was in the top three in almost
every batting category and she's
started to hit for power."
Scott hit four homeruns last
season, but three of them came
in one game during a tourna-
ment. "She's become a very
good second baseman," said
Graham. "She has good range
and quick feet along with a
strong arm. She makes the plays
when you need them. She has
had some timely hits in differ-
ent ballgames."
"We're just so proud of Kar-
lyn," said her mother. "She has
gone through a lot of adversity
and she's overcome it. I was
confident that she had done
the right things to accomplish
her goals."
Rosalyn said her family
has become friends with the
Lovestrands and everyone is
pleased that Sara will serve as
a positive role model for her
soon to be college freshman
daughter. "It's a real blessing,"
she added.
Scott joins pitcher/outfielder
Brainna Fordham, catcher Ash-
ley Spears and outfielder Chel-
sea Collins as seniors on the
WHS team this season.
"I'm just so proud of Karlyn,"
said Coach Graham. "She just
does so many things right. She
is a good, all-around kid."


FSU coaches visit

A high school coach with NCAA Division 1 players receives many visits from college coaches interested in signing those
players in February. Wakulla War Eagle Coach Scott Klees has several potential college football players on his roster.
As a result, three members of the Florida State University coaching staff visited the Medart school Friday, Nov. 16.
Visiting WHS were: Mickey Andrews (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs coach) Bobby Bowden (FSU Head Coach) and
Chuck Amato (FSU Linbackers coach); Coach Klees is always pleased to speak to college coaches about his players.
C.J. Holton and Nigel Bradham verbally committed to the Seminoles earlier this year. The commitments are non-binding
until the first Wednesday in February.


the team missed an opportunity
to play another playoff game at
home against Godby Nov. 23.
Godby won in the first round
of the playoffs in Pensacola
Nov. 16.
Wakulla beat Godby 10-0
during the regular season to
capture the district title. Coach
Klees said his ultimate goal
was to win a state champion-
ship. But during the big games,
the War Eagles had difficulty
overcoming turnovers and pen-
alties.

Lady War

Eagles

open with

two wins
The Wakulla Lady War Eagle
basketball team opened the
2007-2008 season with two victo-
ries in three games under Coach
Nate Jackson.
After North Florida. Christian
swamped Wakulla 60-25 in the
opener, the Lady War Eagles beat
Wewahitchka 57-28 and district
rival Panama City Bay 59-32.
In the NFC'contest, Artigua
Kilpatrick led Waku'lla with
seven points and Kiara Gay
added six. Jessica Forest scored
six and Amanda Gavin had five.
Gavin and Kilpatrick had six
rebounds each while Gay had
two assists and a steal. Kilpatrick
also has a steal and Gavin had
two assists.
Kiara Gay scored 21 against
Wewahitcka while Kilpatrick
added 14 and Taylor Washington
had 14.
Wakulla jumped out to a 13-0
lead before Bay began chipping
away at the margin. Wakulla had
a large enough lead to hold off
the Tornadoes, The victory over
Bay improved Wakulla to 2-1
overall and 1-0 in district play.
The district includes Wakulla,
East Gadsden, Rickards, Godby,
Panama City Bay and Panama
City Beach Arnold.
Wakulla travels to Taylor
County for a Nov. 27 contest.
Maclay will host Wakulla Nov.
28 and Bay will host Wakulla
Nov. 30. The next home game is
Tuesday, Dec. 4 against Madison
County.


Parks &

Rec news

By CAITLIN FLEMING
Special To The Wakulla News
A major focus of the Wakulla
County Parks and Recreation
Department is the children of
our community. This is why we
have so many recreational sports
available and a summer program
when schools are closed. This is
also why so many of our parks
now have playgrounds. There
are playgrounds at Medart Park,
Woolley Park, Newport Park,
Shell Point Park and two are
slated to be built in Hickory Park
through the park grant.
Each playground has unique
assets. Medart Park has two
playgrounds, a "tiny tot" area
designed for toddlers and a
larger system containing a giant
slide and rock climbing wall. The
Hickory Park Playground will
also have separate playgrounds
for smaller and bigger children.
The large playground that will be
built is shaped like a giant tree
See REC on Page 7A


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007-Page 7A


Boys soccer continues to win


By JOHN REICH
Special to The Wakulla News


The Wakulla War Eagle soc-
cer team resumed their winning
ways defeating the Godby Cou-
gars 2-1 on Wednesday, Nov. 14
and the Suwannee Bulldogs 4-2
on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Having tied East Gadsden
and lost to Panama City Beach
Arnold, the winless Cougars
were determined to tar and
feather the War Eagles in efforts
to stay alive within the Class 4A
District 2 bracket.
A lethargic first half by
Wakulla kept Godby's hopes
much alive as the Cougars had
nine solid scoring opportuni-
ties during the first 20 minutes
of play compared to only three
shots for host Wakulla.
Outside of a sliding fast
break save by Goalkeeper Matt
Reich (8 Saves) during the 52nd
minute, Wakulla's defensive
quartet of Trevor Nason, Raleigh
Clarke, Chad Herold and Shane
Davis would limit the visitors
to just one shot on goal during
the second half.
The War Eagles lit up the
scoreboard during the 57th min-
ute as Zach Swain (assist) sent
a square ball across the penalty
box to an unmarked Trevor
Nason making a run from his
deep defensive position. Nason
immediately sent the shot near
post, past the diving Godby
Goalkeeper William Flores (7

Girls so
By RACHEL SUTZ PIENTA
Special To The Wakulla News
The Wakulla High School
girls' varsity soccer program has
posted a strong start in district
play this season.
The first district game was
played on the road against
Godby and the Lady War Eagles
blanked the Godby Cougars 8-0.
The next district game found
Wakulla on the road, this time
to play the Rickards Raiders in
Tallahassee.
The Lady War Eagles varsity
squad posted another district
shutout/ winning over Rickards
5-0. Scoring for Wakulla against
Rickards were Lizzie Butler, who
had three goals, Mandy Mc-
Clendon and Melissa Walker.
Amanda McCullers assisted on
one of the Butler goals. Shay
Barwick had four saves.
The third district game was
played at home Thursday, Nov.
15 against defending district
champions, the Bay High Lady
Tornadoes.
The Lady War Eagles played
a strong first half, leading 1-0
with a goal by Lizzie Butler.
The Lady Tornadoes returned
strong after the half, quickly
posting four goals to win the
Match 4-1.
The Lady War Eagles district
record is now 2-1. The varsity's
overall record is 5-4. The next
district game will be a home
rematch between the Rickards
Raiders and the War Eagles on
Tuesday, Nov. 27. The varsity
squad will take the field at 7
p.m. for the only game of the
night.


Rec
Continued from Page 6?A
house complete with a rock
climbing log. The playground at
Newport is a short walk from the
St. Marks River and Shell Point
Parkihas a slide, two diggers and
a sandbox. Woolley Park is cur-
rently the only county park with
a swing set.
It's a far cry from my child-
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around was at the Medart Rec-
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Saves) and back into the nylon
netting.
Two minutes later a Godby
player would be fouled within
the box, drawing a penalty kick
for the Cougars. John McVaney
lined up on the twelve-yard
line as Goalkeeper Matt Reich
stood between him and a tie
scoring goal.
Initially dancing two steps
to his right, McVaney drove the
ball to the keeper's left. Quickly
adjusting with a lunging leap
to his left, Reich had the ball
bounce off his outreached lower
arm only to discover it deflect
into the back of the net.
The match would remain
even for only a minute as Chad
Herold (assist) placed a high
through ball from deep within
his defensive position as team-
mates Zach Swain and Patrick
Stewart were making simultane-
ous diagonal runs.
Communicating effectively,
Stewart took the ball and beat
a Godby defender before driv-
ing the sphere into the back
netting.
Godby would dominate pos-
session for the remaining five
minutes of the match, but found
the War Eagles effectively pro-
tecting their nest only adding
to the increasing tension upon
the pitch.
Wakulla and Suwannee
County faced off in an intense
soccer match Saturday as Wakul-


ccer off to strong start


The JV Lady War Eagles lost
one at home against the JV Bay
squad Nov. 15. Freshman keeper
Holly Peacock has allowed only
goal this season. The JV Bay


High Lady Tornadoes landed
the JV squad their first loss of
the season, beating/the Lady
War Eagles 1-0. //
The Lady War Nigles JV squad


record now stands at 3-1.
For up-to-the-minute statis-
tics and player profiles, visit
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la invaded Live )ak on Saturday
for a non-distriit match against
the Bulldogs.
By the time the bitter match
ended, 24 fouls vere called and
seven yellow ca3ds issued to
both teams.
Suwannee Ounty scored
first in the fourth minute. With
exception of an additional shot
on goal in the :1st minute by
the Bulldogs, tle War Eagles
would dominae possession
and outshoot tleir opponents
by a margin of 1-2 during the
first half.
Awarded a corner kick dur-
ing the 23rd mhiute, Wakulla's
Nick Baxter sen; a perfect ball
backpost as Rya) Smith (assist)
leaped higher tian the much
taller defender and sent the
sphere back acnss the face of
the goal with a dancing header.
Alertly trapping ;he ball and be-
fore anybody cculd react, Eliot
Seidler sent the dlobe into orbit
within the rear of the netting
tying the match
Quickly starting a counter
attack during the 27th minute,
Goalkeeper Matl Reich (3 Saves)
threw the bal; towards the
sideline for Raleigh Clarke to
run onto. Dribbling past the
half-field line and drawing the
Bulldog defense, Clarke passed
to teammate Ryan Smith (as-
sist). Smith sent a ball into
space finding Patrick Stewart
making a diagonal run. After


easily beating several defend-
ers, Stewart placed the ball past
the diving keeper as the War
Eagles took a 2-1 lead.
Ryan Smith would earn his
third assist of the match during
the 48th minute. Taking a well-
placed pass from a midfielder
Smith ran up the sideline before
making a square pass towards
Patrick Stewart.
With the Bulldog keeper hav-
ing committed, Stewart easily
placed the ball past the beaten
keeper for the War Eagles third
goal and his seventh of the
young season.
The War Eagles final goal of
the match occurred during the
67th minute.
An aggressive Trevor Nason
was fouled heavily just outside
the box resulting in a direct kick
from an angle 20 yards from
goal. Raleigh Clarke placed the
ball around the wall and inside
the near post.
Wakulla Goalkeeper Matt
Reich's day was finished unex-
pectedly during the 75th minute
of action. Chad Herold (2 Saves)
stood up to the challenge and
withstood a barrage of shots
during the last four minutes of
the match.
The War Eagles hosedt dis-
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Tuesday, Nov. 20 before travel-
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Peop e


Rotary donates books to classes


The Rotary Club of Wakulla
County recently purchased 24
"Sunshine State Standards"
books for the classroom librar-
ies of teachers at both Wakulla
Middle School and Riversprings
Middle School.
The books are all popular
novels geared toward students
in the middle school grades.
Many of the teachers at the
schools are personally respon-
sible for purchasing books for
their classroom libraries, and
this is especially difficult for
first and second year teachers
who are starting from scratch in
outfitting their classrooms.
The books were presented to
WMS sixth grade teacher Angie
Gentry at the Nov. 8 Rotary
meeting.
"I know the teachers at WMS
will appreciate having these
books for their students to
enjoy," said Gentry. "There are
books available to our students
in our main school library, but
the number of copies of each
title are limited, and are often
checked out.
This will allow more students
to have access to the books they

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H.J. Kuntry at Opry
H.J. Kuntry will be a featured
guest on the Sopchoppy Opry's
final show of the 2007 season
Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in
historic Sopchoppy High School
Auditorium.
Also appearing will be coun-
try legend Hoot Gibson. For tick-
et information, call 962-3711.


are interested in reading." Ro-4
tary will present 24 books to
Riversprings Middle School at
a later date.
Rotary President Jo Anne
Strickland has chosen literacy as "-
her main focus during her presi-
dential term. "I've chosen to ..
participate in projects that will
help promote literacy in Wakulla '1 . .
County," said Strickland, "and " " j .i
putting books directly into the
hands of our students is a great
way to meet our goal for 2007-
club has plans to continue this
project from year to year.
The Rotary Club of Wakulla
County will also be participat-
ing in a project to provide every
third grader in Wakulla County
with their own personal dic-
tionary. .
The project was the brain-
child of Rotary member Garth
Smelser, and the club embraced
it wholeheartedly. The dictionar-
ies have been ordered, and will
be delivered to the third grade
classrooms by Rotary members
later this fall.
The students will be able
to keep the dictionaries, and
each one will have the Rotary
stamp on the inside of the front
cover, along with a spot for the
children to write their names.
The club also plans t make this WMS Teacher Angie Gentry with Rdtary President Jo Anne
an ongoing project for years to Strickland
come. "

Premier Athletic hosts toy drive


Premier Athletic in Craw-
fordville is hosting their first
annual toy/food drive. Organiz-
ers ask the community to be
a part of our family giving to
families who may be in need
this year.
Through a gift of a shiny
new toy and holiday dinner
on the table, a child and his or
her family will have a reason to
smile this year with our help.
Premier will be providing
food for six or more families
and toys for as many children
as possible. The organization
will be collecting the toys and
food at


Premier Athletics through
Dec. 17. Each toy should be
wrapped, and the tag should
specify girl/boy/age.
They will also be collecting
money to purchase any other
food items that will be needed.
For more information, call
Shadon, Nathan, Cassondra or
Cyndi at 926-2920.
Food Items/Toy Items: six
turkeys; boy ages/infant-teen;
Six bags of potatoes; girls
ages/infant-teen; six cans of
cranberry sauce, 12 cans of
string beans; six bags of stuff-
ing, and six deserts.
Any other food items you


would like to donate will be
appreciated.
Turkey shoot atShrine
The Wakulla County Shrine
Club will host a Turkey Shoot
every Saturday up to and iclud-
ing Saturday, Dec. 22 at the dub
near Medart. The club is located
three miles south of Crawford
ville on U.S. Highway 319.
The event is a fundraiser for
the shrine club. Guns are avail-
able for those who would like
to shoot,,but do not own a gun.
For more' information, call Larry
Glover at 926-4134.


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THE WAKULLA NEYS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - Page 9A


Shadeville Fall Festival's "Royalty"


Miss Christmas
pageant to be
held Dec. 8
Premier Athletics in Crawford-
ville will host the first annual,
Miss Christmas Pageant Satu?/
day, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
The deadline to enter is 1-c.
5. The pageant is open torls
and women age birth to 7?
The entry fee is $75 ad may
be returned to Premier athleticss
of Wakulla, 54 Feli VY, Craw-
fordville, FL 32327,fhere are
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sate Park has permission to
>pen the historic lodge lobby
on Friday, Nov. 30 for a special
dance.
Beginning at 8 p.m., Talla-
hassee's Big Kahunas will play
rock/n roll as a benefit for the
Friends. Admission is $10. Cash


The day was warm and
breezy, Granny's Attic and the
Book Barn were filled with
items of interest for all ages,
the entertainment kept spirits
high, arid the games were the
best ever as school officials
invited the community to enjoy
Shadeville's 24th Annual Fall
Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3.
"Many thanks to our school's
faithful business partners and
terrific volunteers who put in
hours and hours ensuring the
event would be a huge success,"
said Principal Susan Brazier.
"The festival is our school's only
fundraiser of the year, and this
fall we will see a profit of close
to $32,500." ;
The funds earned at this
year's Fall Festival will be used'
to bring Shadeville closer to
the school's vision of providing
each student with opportuni-
ties to achieve at the highest
academic level, prepare them
for the rapidly changing tech-
nological world, and to produce
responsible citizens.
"We plan to provide each
child with a birthday book, our-


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chase whiteboards for all class- donat
rooms, add to our playground added
equipment, support the arts, in- room
crease our school's educational several
technology, enhance classroom Thi
libraries and hands - on activi- winne
ties, continue to support Project fifth g
Learning Tree activities and grade,
our school's Positive Behavior grade,
System," said Brazier. grade,
This year, the classroom rep- Raque
resentatives who took home the and Ro
coveted crowns for the highest classrc
"Big Item Drawing" ticket sales "Ma
were Savannah Bishop and Evan the pai
Hutchinson from Lisa Brown's who c
kindergarten, Irina Gay and Al-' items
vin White from Vickie DuBois' this ye
pre-first, Tara Gray and Joey "Ou
Jessup from Tina Martindale's provide
first grade, Sylvia Allen and with d
Benjamin Simpson from The- nities,'
resa Herriandez's second grade,; "Ste
Alyssa McIver and Jason Paris ille's
from Catherine Gregory's third classes
grade, Ambriel Scott and Nicho- patch.
las Samlal from Kelley Harvey's witche
fourth grade, and Heather Alva- lies ar
rez and Brett DeRoss from Linda as sdd
Davis' fifth grade, ingup
Bingo prizes, granny's attic sclool't
treasures, mouthwatering cakes,
Taylor Lee: young girl,
A "young girl with a big voi
sang at the Veterans' Day el-
ebration on Saturday. Nov.. '
Taylor Lee, an 11year fifth
grader at Gilchrist Ele ertary
School in Tallahassee ang her
heart out at the Ve ans' Day
Celebration at Hu on Park in
Crawfordville,
Taylor sang a medley of pa-
triotic songs ayd surprised the
crowd with l/r bigi` voice. She
'has been signing since she was
five years old, and has been per-
forming locally at churches and
special events.
She lhs received an invitation
to singat the Roiary Valentine's
Celebration in February. Taylor is
the daughter of Jamie Lee and _
Christine Lee, of Tallahassee,


Inez Robinson on Nov. 12. She granddaughterr of Jane Lee of Tal-
is the daughter of Kaneisha, lahassee, and the late Jimmy W.
"Neise" Ross' and Miguel Robin- Lee of Sopchoppy. Taylor is also
son of Crawfordville. / the niece of Brian and Jodi Wolk
Maternal grandparents are of Crawfordville.
Belinda Ross and Johnnie B.
Ross of Crawfordville. Paternal
grandparents are Maria/Robin- C laSsif
son and William Robnson of
Tallahassee. For as little as $7 y ca
Maternal great-gr/ndparents For as little as $7 yo ca
are Nellie White of Shadeville items intO in tant
and the late Levy White. Paternal Call Alex a
great-grandparentis the late Inez to ace yo
Robinson. / ace


ed books and sodas all
together to win a class-
game and pizza party for
1 classes of children.
s year's high donation
.rs were Debra Marsh',
rade, Kay Reeves' fourii
, Irene Paynes's thi'd
Kelsey Brown's second
Julia Parker's first gade,
1 Alvarez's kinderprten,
)bin Vause's multi grade
)om.
any heart felt tanks to
rents, families aid friends
contributedd godies ad
to our donation efforts
ear," said theprincipal.
ir famous pumpkin patch
led the young and old
light an' photo opportu-
" Brazie' concluded.
ephane Hatch, Shadev-
art tracber, taught her
s ouin the ole' pumpkin
�sooby Doo, clowns,
e Indians, ghostly fami-
d more were on display
dents designed charm-
mpkin creations for the
s 'Pumpkin Parade'."

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-Outdoors


Looks like groupI


A lot of people are prob-
ably going to have grouper for
Thanksgiving this year. Mike
Hopkins said this is the best
fall he has seen for grouper
fishing since he bought the
store. That's just not coming
from him, it's coming from
everyone who is going grouper
fishing. Trolling with the
Mann's Stretch 25's or 30's and
the Rapala Jawbreakers, a deep
diving big plug for grouper,
and bottom fishing with live
pinfish, which are still around
in good numbers, or dead
bait is going to produce. Most
people are fishing in 20 to
40 feet of water and catching
pretty much all gag grouper.
Those fishing deeper are catch-
ing plenty of gags, but also red
grouper. Throw in a bunch of
kings, which are still around,
and some cobia and what
more could you ask for.
Dale Evans at Advantage
Marine said he's been too busy
to go fishing with work and
hunting season here, but said
there are a lot of trout and reds
at the mouth of the Ochlock-
onee River. Two different par-
ties came in and bought live
shrimp to go back out there.
Dale said they would be closed


for Thanksgiving.
John at Jerry's Bait and
Tackle said-the big talk is the
number of grouper out there.
Carl Stubbs and Randy Trous-
dell have been trolling in less
than 20 feet of water with
Jawbreakers and they came in
with three gag grouper. They
were trolling the rock piles
off the Aucilla. Randy went
back with Otto Hough and
they also caught three gags,
this time trolling just off the
number one marker out of St
Marks. Danny Morgan fished
Dickerson Bay and caught a
couple of real nice reds and
some trout using live shrimp.
Norman Erickson used shrimp
to catch a 19-inch red up in
the St. Marks River. Plenty of
mangroves are being caught in
the river fishing on the bottom
with live shrimp. Usually the
smaller shrimp work better.


Corkscrew swamp we


Many years ago I guided
small groups of folks interest-
ed in learning more about our
state and its diverse fauna and
- flora at the National Audubon
Society's Corkscrew Swamp
sanctuary northeast of Naples.
At that time the boardwalk
that got people into this
unique cypress swamp was
less than a half of a mile long
(now it's about a mile). The
huge bald cypress in the heart
of the swamp were very im-
. pressive as were the Strangler
Fig trees. They often over-
whelmed some of the cypress
with their 50 foot or longer
aerial roots reaching down to
the dark swampy waters that
often contained Leather Ferns
with up to 10 foot leaves!
The place was beautiful
and like a huge cathedral, you
often found yourself tiptoeing
along, almost holding your
breath to absorb the tranquil-
ity of the preserve. The big
attraction, naturally during the
winter tourist season, were
* the hundreds of nesting pairs
of Wood Storks, our only na-
tive stork in North America.
* These white bodied birds,
with their five foot span black
edged wings and black tail,
would come gliding in from as
far as 40 miles or more where
they would find food for their
young. With neck outstretched
and legs trailing, they circled
' around the rookery. Then, as
they closed in on their 'nest',
they'd lower their legs to
break their descent and like
a plane with its landing gear
lowered, in they would come
to the nest. The lowered legs
would slow their approach
* to the nest and absorb the
landing.


Wrt.dk





BY GEORGE
If young were in the nest
while the parents were gone
in the cool of the day, they
would constantly be bobbing
their heads up and down
begging for food. On every
downward bob, these chicks
would exhale, giving a "huh"
sound. When the yellow billed
adults landed, the gray billed
"young-uns" would go ber-
serk, trying their hardest to
make the most commotion as
they pleaded for the parents
to feed them. "Huh-huh-huh-
huh" as fast as you can think
it, they'd utter it, and bob up
and down, as well as flapping
their wings. The parents then
vomited up crawfish, frogs,
fish, and whatever else into
the chicks open gapes.
Even after being fed, the
young still begged. The beg-
ging never stopped except
during the very hottest days
when the adults would stand
over the chicks in the nest
with their wings out to shade
them. And of course, at night
the young were silent, too.
The colony was in the cen-
ter of the cypress head where
the trees were the tallest and
sat in the deeper water. Rac-
coons or any other predator
that might attempt to reach
the nest at night, had to first
get past the alligators that
patrolled the rookery's waters.


r


r for Thanksgiving
--becoming real scarce. Mike
said trout fishing wasn't as
good as it has been or at least
people weren't talking. Plenty
k of reds are still around and a
I f l OC few Spanish were caught. The
rock piles in Ballast Cove are
APT. O AMPproducing lots of grouper to
A I J Y CAMPBELL 16 inches and trout and reds
as well. Mike said they would
John said he s working on be open on Thursday, but may
getting the we sage up and close around 5 p.m. on Friday.
runng again dd thGlen Teal and Alisha Tatum
su e d T of Shell Point took Jerry Alex-
would be closed Thanksgiv- wander and Dan Tillman out on
ing Day g " ander and Dan Tillman out on
Mike Hopkins a nark Vil- Saturday and they came back
large said they had ary good with 17 nice grouper. All were
weekend and lots of uper caught trolling except two and
were caught. You don' ae they were fishing in about 30
were caught., on ve feet of water. Tom Riddle came
to go far to get your lim of feet of waterom Tifton lastme
grouper and plenty of foM back down from Tifton last
did. Mike said if you don' Monday and they got their
have any numbers, just tak limit of big grouper in about
180 heading off the East En 40 feet of water southwest of
of Dog Island and when you Shell Point. Wendell Burton
get to 30 or 35 feet of water and Horace Privett caught a
just start looking for bottom. nice bunch of grouper one day
While you're looking for that last week and then went out
spot to fish you might as nd caught some nice trout.
well be dragging a couple of Mark and Louise Prance
trolling baits behind the boat. ed Sunday afternoon and
Mike said a lot of kings were cat two heir limce flounder and
caught and a few cobia are cau t their limit of reds andt
still around. The kings should e back two others that
be here through Christmas were al They were using
but look for the cobia to start e p around the Oyster


is a cathedral,

actually be rger than the
adults in weirt, plus they've
got some jwyvee baby down
0 mixed with theeiplumage and
are even larger in5ize.
Again, in a perf-ct weather
season, as the chIcl are about
Ito fledge, the ponds e liter-
h aally drying up and thleittle
remaining water is tetAg
WEYMOUTH with stranded fish of
Rarely did a predator reach species, a living soup for te
those fuzzy-headed chicks adult storks to "pig out" or I
(the adult wood storks have and in turn, feed those evei
a naked head). During winter begging "chicks."
storms, occasionally the nest By the way, the first few
and chicks would dislodge days (about three) of a chick
from the limbs holding them stork's life is spent as a
and you know the rest of the cold-blooded creature, then
story. Yes, the gators who a miraculous transformation
constantly eyed the birds takes place and they become
doing their nesting, were in a warm-blooded birdl Many
their minds, asking the chicks more primitive birds are cold-
to "drop in for dinner." When blooded at first.
severe storms hit the gators After hatching, when they
feasted. fledge and leave the colony,
The storks timed their the young may fly from
nesting to the winter/spring extreme South Florida up
rainfall. While incubating, to North Carolina or out to
the winter rainy season was Central Louisiana, it's called
ending and pools surround- post-nesting dispersal. There
ing the colony for many miles are two groups of Wood
were just starting to dry up. Storks, those that nest in the
In a perfect year, just when Carolinas and Georgia and es-
the storks hatch, the pond pecially Florida down into the
inhabitants are starting to tropics to southern Argentina,
get crowded as the water and after nesting, disperse up
level drops. As the hatchlings into Arkansas, Arizona, and
add on weight and size, they Southern California.
demand more and more food. Adults may stand nearly
As an adult, they'll weigh four feet tall. They're an
about seven pounds and will impressive bird, but develop-
consume approximately one ment in. South Florida has
pound of fish every day. But altered water tables horribly.
the two adult parents may So, in the 1930s, there were
be feeding three young, so estimated to be about 60,000,
one nest may demand five to but by the 1960s their popula-
seven pounds of of fish, craw- tions had dropped to around
dads, etc. per dayl 11,000 and now it's only 4, 000
Just before the young to 5,000. In 1984, they were
fledge (leave the nest) they'll finally listed as endangered.


his year
we didn't fish together more.
He will be missed by all, but
not forgotten. Call up a friend
and take them fishing because
life is so short in the scheme
of things.
Gail, Pearl and I hope you
have a very nice Thanksgiving.
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and before the last cold snap
caught nine real nice trout out
on the flats in about five feet
of water using the Berkley
Gulp.
I was talking to Michael
Smith on Sunday and he said
he took his daughter east of
the lighthouse last weekend
and they got up in a creek full
of trout and reds. He used the
Bita Bait and she was using a
chartreuse tailed grub. Mike
said his daughter was catch-
ing so many trout she finally
looked at him and said, "Dad,
why don't you just quit fishing
and net my fish for me." He
said he did catch a 5-pound
flounder using the stick bait he
was using.
If you're heading out of
town for Thanksgiving be
extremely careful on the road
because it's probably going to
be crowded. If you're going
fishing, leave that float plan
and be careful out on the
water.
Tragedy struck Shell Point
last week with the death of
Chuck King. He was a great
person, good neighbor and real
good friend. I just regret that


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The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
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all muzzleloader hunters - not
all muzzleloaders are created
equal.
Some of the new models do
not meet the legal definition of
guns authorized for use during
muzzleloading gun season.
The two issues which seem
to be generating the most ques-
tions are whether muzzleload-
ers with an electronic ignition
are legal and whether the use
of nitro-cellulose powder is
legal. Neither is legal for use in
Florida during muzzleloading
gun season.


"In particular, the CVA Electra
is a new muzzleloader on the
market that doesn't qualify as
a state-defined muzzleloader,"
said Capt. John Miller of FWC's
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"It is not a legal weapon for
muzzleloader season because it
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use during the muzzleloading
gun season use black powder or
a non-nitro-cellulose substitute
and are fired by wheel lock,
flintlock or percussion cap igni-
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They are not adaptable to use
of any self-contained cartridge


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For more information on
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Wakulla Springs
group to meet
The next quarterly meeting
of the Wakulla Springs Basin
Working Group will be Friday,
Jan. 18 at the Douglas Building
in Tallahassee. The meeting
is open to the public. Agenda
topics will be prepared in De-
cember.


FWC restricts guns
on two area lakes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has altered the established hunt-
ing seasons on two Leon County
lakes.
Beginning Nov. 10, possession
of firearms, other than shotguns,
will be prohibited on Lake lamo-
nia and its lake bottom through
midnight of Jan. 20, 2008.
On Lake Jackson, the same
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By Sherrie Alverson


The death of Chuck King af-
fected the lives of so very many.
Chuck was never a member
of the Coast
Guard Auxil-
iary, the vol- ojsr
unteer fire
department,
the yacht
club nor the
Seafarers
Chapel at Shell Point. He was,
however, a member of the entire
community.
Whatever the project, Chuck
was there to help, especially the
fun ones. Our memories of him
will be of Chuck the Fun Lover.
He was famous for his Mardi
Gras beads, he had an endless
supply. He was also an expert
on fireworks and had treated
the community to some very
elaborate displays. There was
the annual fire house Christmas
skit starring Chuck, Jim McGill
and others.
Yes, we all will have a special
memory of Chuck tucked away
in our hearts. Judi, our thoughts
and prayers are with you and
your families.
** ** ****** **************

The North Florida Fair drew
to an end Sunday night. In an
amazingly short length of time
everything was packed and all
gone.
Dismantling the Coast Guard
Auxiliary booth seems to always
be left to John Edrington, Jim
McGill and Bob Morgan, Flotilla
13 members.
Of course, they also helped
man the booth during the week,
as did Ron and Angret Piasecki.
Their daughter and granddaugh-
ter, Audrine and Rebecca Fim-
merty, are here visiting so they
participated in booth activity,
too.
Flotilla 12 members helping
staff the booth were Tim Ashley,
Chuck Hickman, Mark Rosen,
Harry Stacey, and Dave and Bev
Suban. The Fair is always fun,
but we are also glad when it
is over.
Now that the buildings are
heated and air conditioned
booth duty is certainly more
pleasant. I remember way back
when, that we all wore all the
warm clothing we could fit un-
der our uniforms. I have been
known to wear my all weather
flight jacket when I was a quali-
fied observer.
Flotilla 13's Christmas party
will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 22 at Angelo's on the Och-
lockonee River. Cocktails will be
available and dinner will begin
at 6 p.m.
Everyone should bring a
nautical gift for a gift exchange.
The cost should be around $5
and be gift wrapped with no
name attached. To make reser-
vations, contact John Edrington
at 926-2606 or Mae Waters at
926-9488.
Additional Flotilla 12 news
was reported this week by
DeeDee Rasmussen, wife of
the Division Captain and also
a member of Flotilla 12. Photos
were taken by Tim Ashley and
Rich Rasmussen.
"This past Saturday's FSU
versus Maryland football game
was the first time the United
States Coast Guard provided the
ceremonial fly-over to start the
noon kick-off.
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St. Marks River Entrance


Date High Low High Low High..
Thu -0.6 ft. 3.5 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.8 ft.
Nov 22, 07 6:05 AM 12:44 PM 6:02 PM 11:46 PM
Fri -1.0 ft. 3.6 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 23, 07 6:54 AM 1:37 PM 6:44 PM
Sat 3.9 ft. -1.2 ft. 3.5 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 24, 07 12:24 AM 7:43 AM 2:27 PM 7:25 PM
Sun 4.0 ft. -1.2 ft. 3.4 ft. 1.7 ft.
Nov 25, 07 1:04 AM 8:31 AM 3:16 PM 8:04 PM
Mon 4.0 ft. -1.1 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.7 ft.
Nov 26, 07 1:45 AM 9:20 AM 4:02 PM 8:44 PM _
Tue 3.9 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 27, 07 2:28 AM 10:10 AM 4:49 PM 9:27 PM
Wed 3.7 ft. -0.4 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 28, 07 3:14 AM 10:59 AM 5:36 PM 10:15 PM


Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay
Date H_gh _ow Hi h Low _ High
Thu -0.4 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.8 ft.
Nov 22, 07 6:16 AM 12:36 PM 6:13 PM 11:38 PM
Fri -0.7 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.1 ft.
Nov 23, 07 7:05 AM 1:29 PM 6:55 PM
Sat 2.9 ft. -0.9 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.2 ft.
Nov 24, 07 12:16 AM 7:54 AM 2:19 PM 7:36 PM
Sun 3.0 ft. -0.9 ft. 2.5 ft. 1.2 ft.
Nov 25, 07 12:56 AM 8:42 AM 3:08 PM 8:15 PM
Mon 3.0 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.2 ft.
Nov 26, 07 1:37 AM 9:31 AM 3:54 PM 8:55 PM
Tue 2.9 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.2 ft.
Nov 27, 07 2:20 AM 10:21 AM 4:41 PM 9:38 PM:,
Wed 2.8 ft. -0.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.2 ft.
Nov 28, 07 3:06 AM 11:10 AM 5:28 PM 10:26 PM


Thursday
8:45 am
9:10 pm
2:35 am
2:55 pm


Friday
9:35 am
10:05 pm
3:25 am
3:45 pm


Saturday
10:35 am
11:05 pm
4:20 am
4:45 pm


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Date High Low High Low
Thu -0.5 ft. 3.3 ft. . 1.2 ft.
Nov 22, 07 7:09 AM 1:20 PM 7:06 PM
Fri 3.5 ft. -0.9 ft. 3.3ft. 1.4 ft.
Nov 23, 07 12:22 AM 7:58 AM 2:13 PM 7:48 PM
Sat 3.7 ft. -1.1 ft. 3.3 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 24, 07 1:00 AM 8:47 AM 3:03 PM 8:29 PM
Sun 3.7 ft. -1.1 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 25, 07 1:40 AM 9:35 AM 3:52 PM 9:08 PM
Mon 3.7 ft. -1.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 26, 07 2:21 AM 10:24 AM 4:38 PM 9:48 PM
Tue 3.7 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 27, 07 3:04 AM 11:14 AM 5:25 PM 10:31 PM
Wed 3.5 ft. -0.3 ft. 2.5 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 28, 07 3:50 AM 12:03 PM 6:12 PM 11:19.PM-


St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.
Date High Low High Low H, gh
Thu -0.6 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.9 ft.
Nov 22, 07 5:44 AM 12:28 PM 5:41 PM 11:30 PM
Fri -1.0 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 23, 07 6:33 AM 1:21 PM 6:23 PM
Sat 3.1 ft. -1.2 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 24, 07 12:08 AM 7:22 AM 2:11 PM 7:04 PM.
Sun 3.1 ft. -1.2 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 25, 07. 12:48 AM 8:10 AM 3:00 PM. 7:43 PM
Mon * 3.1 ft. -1.1 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 26, 07 1:29 AM 8:59 AM 3:46 PM 8:23 PM
Tue 3.1 ft. ' -0.8 ft. 2.3-ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 27, 07 2:12 AM 9:49 AM 4:33 PM 9:06 PM
Wed * 2.9 ft.. -0.4 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 28, 07 2:58 AM 10:38 AM 5:20 PM 9:54 PM


Monday
12:25 am
12:55 pm
6:40 am,
7: 10,pm


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Coast Guard Station
Panam a City ............................................. 1 (850) 234-4228
Coast Guard Station
Yankeetown ..................................................... 1 (352) 447-6900
Coast Guard Auxiliary
St. Marks (Flotilla 12) ............................:........... 1 (850) 906-0540
or ........................................................... 893-5137
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) ............................. . 1 (850) 926-2606
or ...................................................................................... 926-5654


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Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.6 ft. 3.6 ft. 1.4 ft. 3.8 ft.
Nov 22, 07 6:02 AM 12:41 PM 5:59 PM 11:43 PM
Fri -1.1 ft. 3.7 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 23, 07 6:51 AM 1:34 PM 6:41 PM
Sat 4.0 ft. -1.3 ft. 3.6 ft. 1.7 ft.
Nov 24, 07 12:21 AM 7:40 AM 2:24 PM 7:22 PM
Sun 4.1 ft. -1.3 ft. 3.4 ft. 1.8 ft.
Nov 25, 07 1:01 AM 8:28 AM 3:13 PM 8:01 PM
Mon 4.1 ft. -1.2 ft. 3.2 ft. 1.8 ft.
Nov 26, 07 1:42 AM 9:17 AM 3:59 PM 8:41 PM
Tue 4.0 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.8 ft.
Nov 27, 07 2:25 AM 10:07 AM 4:46 PM 9:24 PM
Wed 3.8 ft. -0.4 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.7 ft.
Nov 28, 07 3:11 AM 10:56 AM 5:33 PM 10:12 PM

Dog Island West End
Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.2 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.8 ft.
Nov 22, 07 5:31 AM 1:32 PM 5:07 PM 10:48 PM
Fri -0.6 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.8 ft. 3.0 ft.
Nov 23, 07 6:19 AM 2:46 PM 5:49 PM 11:18 PM
Sat -0.8 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.9 ft. 3.1 ft.
Nov 24, 07 7:08 AM 3:52 PM 6:27 PM 11:56 PM
Sun -0.9 ft. 2.6 ft. 2.0 ft.
Nov 25, 07 7:58 AM 4:52 PM 7:03 PM
Mon 3.2 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.5 ft. 1.9 ft.
Nov 26, 07 12:40 AM 8:50 AM 5:45 PM 7:43 PM
Tue 3.1 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.8 ft.
Nov 27, 07 1:30 AM 9:43 AM 6:30 PM 8:33 PM
Wed 2.9 ft. -0.5 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 28, 07 2:24 AM 10:35 AM 7:06 PM 9:39 PM


New
Dec. 9


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7:08 am 7:08 am 7:09 am 7:10 am 7:11 am 7:12 am 7:12 am
5:38 pm 5:38 pm 5:37 pm 5:37 pm 5:37 pm 5:37 pm 5:37 pm


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4:47 am
82%


4:42 pm
6:00 am
90%


5:35 pm
7:16 am
97%


6:36 pm
8:29 am
95%


Helicopters over Doak Campbell Stadium
Helicopters over Doak Campbell Stadium


7:44 pm
9:36 am
87%


8:53 pm
10:34 am
79%


10:01 pm
11:21 am
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fenders of the homeland do each
day for the citizens of America,"
said Ashley.
The following members from
Flotilla 12 participated in the
days events: Steve Hults, John
Denmark, Larry Kolk, Rich Ras-
mussen, Dee Dee Rasmussen
and Tim Ashley along with rep-
resentatives from Sector Mobile
and Director of Auxiliary at New
Orleans.

REMEMBER SAFE BOATING
IS NO ACCIDENT


Auxiliary collects red tide samples


USCG Air Crew on the field


USCG Dolphin helicopter


with a full crew each from the
Coast Guard Aviation Training
Center in Mobile, Ala. provided
the midday display over the
north end of the field.
Flotilla 12, under the lead-
ership of their Flotilla Com-
mander, Tim Ashley, organized
the Coast Guard Day which
included a static display of a 25


foot .defender class SAFE boat
from Station Panama City. Join-
ing the auxiliarists were three
crewmen from Station Panama
City, led by MK2 Joe Story,
"We are grateful to Florida
State University for giving the
Coast Guard the opportunity
to participate in the game and
show the public what the de-


Scientists and state officials
have been examining "Karenia
brevis," the Florida red tide
organism.
Florida red tide blooms are
most common off the coasts of
Central and Southwest Florida.
However, in late September,
scientists confirmed the pres-
ence of red tide blooms in the
western Florida Panhandle and
off of Florida's northeast coast.
Researchers continue to receive
reports of fish kills and respira-
tory irritation associated with
these blooms.
Residents and visitors to
the Florida Panhandle and the
state's east coast may be less
familiar with red tide than
those who live in other parts
of the state.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
members in Wakulla County
have been collecting water sam-
ples to determine whether red
tide is present in local waters.
Most of the water samples
analyzed were collected east of
Turkey Point in the Shell Point/
St. Marks area. Absolutely no
Karenia brevis was observed.
The red tide in Northwest
Florida was first reported Sept.
28 when Karenia was found for
the first time this year in Bay
and Gulf counties. Since then
Red Tide has been reported in
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
and Walton counties.
. The Destin flotilla reported
seeing dead bait fish and a
turtle gasping for air about four
miles offshore recently.
No samples have been col-
lected in Franklin County this


year except by FSU and all
have proved to be negative for
Karenia.
The Shell Point based flotilla
has collected water samples
regularly off Wakulla County
and most of the stations of the
Oct. 10 FSU cruise were off the
county. No Karenia has been de-
tected in any sample collected
off Wakulla County to date.
Scientists are unsure wheth-
er the bloom will move around
Cape San Blas to Wakulla Coun-
ty waters. No samples have
been collected west of the FSU
Marine Lab and none from
Apalachicola Bay this year.
Conventional wisdom is that
Karenia blooms begin down
south off Sarasota and Fort
Myers and are then carried up
the west coast of Florida to
North Florida by long distance
currents, scientists said. In the


case of the present bloom, this
is simply not true, as Karenia
brevis has been absent from
samples collected off Sarasota
and Fort Myers before and dur-
ing the bloom occurring in
Northwest Florida.
Furthermore, if it were to
begin down south and move
toward Wakulla County it would
be detected by the Hernando
Beach and Suwannee River
flotillas as it moved northward
along the coast. Samples col-
lected by these flotillas have
shown no Karenia whatsoever,
scientists said.
"So the bottom line is we
have much to learn concern-
ing how and where Karenia
brevis blooms originate and
once formed how they disperse
along coastlines," state officials
concluded.


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Page 12A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Sheriff's Report


- The Wakulla County Sheriff's vehicle theft. A search
Office charged a Wakulla County vehicle in the Medart a:
Jail inmate with criminal mis- unsuccessful. The tru.
chief, burglary, larceny and valued at $18,000. The
escape after he allegedly broke was entered in the FCI
into the animal control officer's computer. Lt. Sherrell M
truck in an attempt to steal mo- investigated.
torcyde fundraiser tickets Friday, * On Nov. 13, April L
Nov. 9, according to Sheriff David of Crawfordville repc
Harvey. grand theft of her vehic
Willis Eric Adams, 20, of victim dropped her veh
Crawfordville was charged in at a Buck Miller Road 1
,'the case. Animal Control Offi- for mechanical work to 1
cer Kenneth Carnivale had four pleted. The victim disc
'inmates working at the animal that the vehicle was no
,shelter when Adams allegedly at the location. The vehi
'jumped the fence and ran off. valued at $1,000. Depu
Carnivale discovered that a truck Boutwell investigated.
window on his Animal Control * On Nov. 14, Brian R
truck was broken and tickets for of Quincy reported theta
the motorcycle fundraiser were two trailers. The trailer
'missing. Damage to the truck supposed to be deliv
, was estimated at $250. Manny's Auto Showcase i
" Later, the inmate's mother fordville, but never arrive
'turned her son in at the sheriff's U-Haul trailers, valued at
,'office where he was interviewed were reported missing,
-and charged. He told investiga- Jason K. Brooks investing;
'tors that he thought the bag * On Nov. 14, Nancy
'contained $30,000. Deputy Ev- then of Crawfordville r
elyn Brown investigated along a grand theft as mor
with Captain Steve Ganey and $1,200 was withdraw
'Lt. Ray Johnson. her bank account within
' In other activity reported by knowledge. A suspect ha
"'the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of- identified. Deputy Ben
fice during the past week: investigated.
* On Nov. 10, Christopher M. * On Nov. 13, Gre,
Lupica of Tallahassee reported a Parker of Crawfordville x
'retail theft at Ace Home Center a burglary and larceny
in Crawfordville. A suspect, who home. Electronic gam
-has been identified, allegedly other property, valued
removed $24 worth of items were reported missing. A
from the store without paying old juvenile admitted to e
'for them. A warrant was issued the home through a dogg
'for the suspect. Deputy Evelyn and removing the items.
lHarris investigated. Lindsay Allen investigate(
* On Nov. 13, Linette M. Her- * On Nov. 14, Kennis
rin of Crawfordville reported a rell of Sopchoppy rep


:Fre Rescue Report

, Monday, Nov. 12, at about * Never burn charc
: 9:30 a.m., the Crawfordville De- doors. Burning charcoal
: apartment was dispatched to a off lethal amounts of
Presidential structure fire on Anna monoxide.
*pDrive .On arrival, firefighters * Keep flammable m
S'observed smoke coming from away fro your fireplace
the home's eaves. In accordance A spark from the fireplace
j with structure fire operating easily ignite these mater
policy, the incident commander Before you go to sl
called for additional firefighters sure your fireplace fire
and equipment from the Wakulla Never close your damp
Station and Medart departments. hot ashes in the fire
On further investigation, the closed damper will help
seat of fire was determined to be to heat up again and w
in the laundry room apparently toxic carbon monoxide i
Sdue to a malfunctioning clothes house.
Sdryer. Crawfordville firefighters If synthetic logs ar(
attacked and extinguished the follow the directions
fire. The other departments' package. Never break a sy
Responding personnel were can- log apart to quicken t
icelled prior to arrival on scene. or use more than one l
,Wood Stoves and Fireplaces time. They often burn ur
Wood Stoves and Fireplaces releasing higher levels o
Releasing higher levels of
Wood stoves and fireplaces monoxide.
are becoming a very common
heat source in homes. Careful
.attention to safety can minimize W AKULL!
-their fire hazard. To use them
safely: WORKSHO
~' l Be sure the fireplace or stove
Ois installed properly. Woodstoves
should have adequate clearance
A (36") from combustible surfaces, November 19, 2007
and proper floor support and
protection.
* Wood stoves should be of
good quality, solid construction
and design and should be UL November 19, 2007
listed.
* Have the chimney inspect-
ed annually and cleaned if neces-
sary, especially if it has not been November 19, 2007
used for some time.
* Do not use flammable
liquids to start or accelerate November 19, 2007
-any fire.
* Keep a glass or metal screen
in front of the fireplace opening December 3, 2007
to prevent embers or sparks
from jumping out, unwanted
material from going in and help December 3, 2007
prevent the possibility of burns December 3, 2007
to occupants.
* The stove should be burned
hot twice a day for 15 to 20 min- December 3, 2007
utes to reduce the amount of
creosote buildup.
* Don't use excessive amounts December 4, 2007
of paper to build roaring fires in
fireplaces. It is possible to ignite January 7, 2008
creosote in the chimney by over-
building the fire. January 22, 2008



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criminal mischief as someone
damaged a metal gate on his
property. The gate, valued at
$250, was damaged by someone
driving through it. The suspect
drove onto the property and
created "doughnuts" on the
victim's grass. Deputy Andrew
Vass investigated.
* On Nov. 14, Andrew D. Pop-
pell of St. Marks reported a crimi-
nal mischief as two windows on
his home that was under con-
struction were broken. Damage
was estimated at $200. Deputy
Ward Kromer investigated.
* On Nov. 13, Dale L. Wei-
lacher of Crawfordville reported
a theft of coins from his home.
A suspect has been identified. A
16-year-old juvenile was assigned
40 hours of community service
rather than having charges filed
against him. Deputy Casey Whit-
lock investigated.
* On Nov. 10, Willie James
Scott, 50, of Sopchoppy was
charged with possession of nar-
cotic equipment after Deputy
Matt Helms discovered Scott
hiding in a wooded area in Sop-
choppy during another investiga-
tion. Scott had active warrants
for possession of cocaine and
distribution of cocaine. A crack
pipe was located in Scott's jacket
pocket with residue.
* On Nov. 14, John R. Nelson
of Crawfordville reported a fraud
of a credit card as someone
opened a credit card account
in his name. Nelson found out
about the fraud as he attempted
to get bank financing. The case
was turned over to the Criminal
Investigations Division. Deputy
Ben Steinle investigated.


In last week's Fire Rescue Re-
port article, we publicly thanked
Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie for
contributing doughnuts and
supplies for a fundraising event
sponsored by the Crawfordville
Department. Unfortunately, we
inadvertently failed to thank
the Crawfordville Huddle House
for its donation of coffee for the


* On Nov. 18, Scott T. An-
thony of Crawfordville reported
a burglary at Champs Pizza
and Wings. A forced entry was
discovered. Damage to a glass
door was estimated at $500 and
$150 in cash was taken. Deputy
Robert Giddens, Crime Scene
Investigator Richele Brooks,
Deputy Scott Rojas and Lt. Jimmy
Sessor investigated.
* On Nov. 18, Michael R. Utt
of Crawfordville reported a crimi-
nal mischief as someone dented
his vehicle at his home. Damage
was estimated at $300. A suspect
has been identified. Deputy
Lindsay Allen investigated.
* On Nov. 18, Jeffrey M. John-
son of Crawfordville reported a
structure fire at his home. The
victim woke up to the smell
of smoke and observed some
smoke coming from the air con-
ditioning vents. The damage was
estimated at $2,000. No signs of
foul play were observed. Deputy
Robert Giddens investigated.
* On Nov. 17, Deputy Nick
Boutwell received information
about a bale of hay on fire off
Lonnie Raker. Lane. Three female
juveniles, ages 13, 17 and 17, were
charged with trespassing after
admitting to smoking a cigarette
and accidently setting the fire.
One of the juveniles was issued
a notice to appear in court and
the two others were given juve-
nile civil citations and 24 hours
of community service. Deputy
Nick Boutwell and Lt. Sherrell
Morrison investigated.
* On Nov. 16, Rhonda M.
Moore of Crawfordville reported
a vehicle theft. Friends borrowed
her vehicle, but failed to return


event. The Crawfordville Vol-
unteer Fire Rescue Department
greatly appreciates the Huddle
House's contribution and thanks
management and employees for
their assistance.
On behalf of all the county's
firefighters and first responders,
have a very safe Thanksgiving
Holiday


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PS * PUBLIC HEARINGS * MEETINGS


2007 CALENDAR
Workshop: Policy Number 07-01 Rules
of Procedure for Meetings of the Wakulla
County Board of County Commissioners
Commission Chambers

Workshop: Renaming Lower Bridge
Road to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial Road
Commission Chambers

Public Hearing: Impact Fee Ordinance
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Workshop: Evaluation and Appraisal Report
(EAR) Draft
Commission Chambers

Workshop: Budget Strategies for the
FY 2008/2009 Annual Budget Process
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers


12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Second Annual Board Retreat


6:00 P.M.


5:00 P.M.


6:00 P.M.


and Commission Meetings are open to the public. Wakulla County does not discriminate on the basis of race,
n, age or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. Handicapped individuals may receive
working day's notice as per section 286.011(6) F.S. If special accommodations are required, please call Debbie
he County Administrator at (850) 926-0919.


Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers

Workshop: Minimum Housing Standards
Ordinance for Wakulla County
Commission Chambers

Regular Board Meeting
Commission Chambers


4:00 P.M.



5:00 P.M.



6:00 P.M.


6:00 P.M.


4:00 P.M.


5:00 P.M.



6:00 P.M.


it. A bolo was entered for the people who are reported as
vehicle. Deputy Casey Whitlock charged with crimes in this col-
investigated, umn have not yet been to trial
The Wakulla County Sheriff's and are therefore innocent until
Office received 659 calls for ser- proven guilty.
vice during the past week.
Note to our readers: The
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the fol-
lowing by ordinance and has scheduled Public Hearings regarding the following
before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, December 10,
2007, beginning at 7:00 PM and before the Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners on Monday, January 7 , 2008, beginning at 6:00 PM, un-
less otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held in
the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29
Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend
and present testimony.


1. Final Plat Ap
Applicant:
Agent:
Proposal:
Tax ID Number:
Existing FLU Map:
Existing Zoning:
FEMA Flood Info:
Parcel Size:
Location:
Hearings Required:

2. Rezoning
Applicant:
Proposal:
Tax ID Number:
Existing FLU Map:
Existing Zoning:
FEMA Flood Info:
Parcel Size:
Location:.


plication: FP07-07
Bobby H. and Voy Danzey
Phillip Spencer
re-plat Saralan subdivision Block B Lot 1
00-00-057-165-09960-B01
Urban I (FLUE Policy 1.2.5)
RSU-2 (Section 5-28.1, LDC)
"C" zone on 0250-B
1.0 +/- acres
1000 WakullaArranRd
Planning Commission 12/10/2007 @ 7:00 PM and
County Commission 01/07/2008 @ 6:00 PM
Application: R07-09
Michael E. Harvey
rezone to general commercial
19-3s-01w-000-04521-003
Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4)
RR-1 (Section 5-27, LDC)
"C" zone on 0250-B
2.55 +/- acres
95 Ivan Church Road


Hearings Required: County Commission 01/07/2008 @ 6:00 PM
3. Variance Application: V07-16
Applicant: John McGough
Agent: GPI Southeast, Inc.
Proposal: wetland setback variance
Tax ID Number: 0000-114-000-11764-000 & 00-00-115-00011879-000
Existing FLU Map: Urban 1 (FLUE Policy 1.2.5)
Existing Zoning: R-1 (Section 5-30, LDC)
FEMA Flood Info: "V20" zone on 0380-B
Parcel Size: 24.05 +/- acres
Location: West of Spring Creek Highway and Cut off Road
Hearings Required: County Commission 01/07/2008 @ 6:00 PM
4. Conditional Use Application: CU07-11


Applicant:
Proposal:
Tax ID Number:
Existing FLU Map:
Existing Zoning:
FEMA Flood Info:
Parcel Size:
Location:
Hearings Required:


Norman and Melody Griggs
veterinary clinic
00-00-046-000-09857-002
Agriculture (FLUE Policy 1.2.2)
AG (Section 5-25, LDC)
"C" zone on Panel 0250-B
36.0+/-acres
208 Isle of Paradise Road
Planning Commission 12/10/2007 @ 7:00 PM


5. Variance Application: V07-18
Applicant: Marsh Harbor Marina, Inc.
Agent: GPI Southeast, Inc.
Proposal: wetland setback variance
Tax ID Number: 00-00-121-000-11964-003, 00-00-121-156-11964-110
Existing FLU Map: Urban 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.6)
Existing Zoning: C-2 (Section 5-38, LDC)
FEMA Flood Info: "V20" zone on 0385-C
Parcel Size: 11.64 +/- acres
Location: 85 Harbour Point Drive
Hearings Required: County Commission 12/03/2007 @ 6:00 PM
6. Site Plan Application: SP07-14
Applicant: Marsh Harbor Marina, Inc.
Agent: GPI Southeast, Inc.
Proposal: add boat storage rack and handicap parking to site
Tax ID Number: 00-00-121-000-11964-003, 00-00-121-156-11964-110
Existing FLU Map: Urban 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.6)
Existing Zoning: C-2 (Section 5-38, LDC)
FEMA Flood Info: "V20" zone on 0385-C
Parcel Size: 11.64 +/- acres
Location: 85 Harbour Point Drive
Hearings Required: County Commission 12/03/2007 @ 6:00 PM
7. Amend Wakulla County Ordinance 94-22 & 94-28 TA07-02
Applicant: Wakulla County
Proposal: expand the Wakulla Springs Special Planning Area
Location: North central part of Wakulla County
Hearings Required: Planning Commission 12/10/2007 (@ 7:00 PM


8.
Applica
Propos
Hearing


Land Development Code Text Amendment: TAO7-0
ant: Wakulla County
al: amend the definition of child care center
s Re uired: Planning Commission 12/10/2007 @7:00 PM


03


County Commission 01/07/2007 @ 6:00 PM


Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record files may be viewed at
the County Planning Department located at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL
32327,8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a deci-
sion of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony
and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should
call the Board Office at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board
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Ordinances. The property owner must correct said violation by December 14, 2007.
Failure to comply on or before the compliance deadline will result in this case being
forwarded to the Code Enforcement Board for further legal action. One such action
is the Code Enforcement Board considering an order imposing a fine of $100 the
first day and $10 each additional day thereafter any violation continues or hiring
someone to correct said violation at the owner's expense. An Affidavit of Compliance
must be filed with the Wakulla County Code Enforcement Department located at
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - Page 13A



Judge continues stiff meth sentences


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Wakulla Circuit Judge N.
Sanders Sauls handed down
more stiff prison sentences in
methamphetamine cases last
week: giving two defendants
15 years in prison, and for the
second month in a row being
asked by defense attorneys
to reconsider the long prison
terms he's handing down.
Judge Sauls indicated little
sympathy for defendants who
continue to violate the law, after
being given numerous chances
to reform their ways, claiming
their drug addiction made them
do it. "There'll be no more of
this, 'I got this problem and
it's tough and I just backslid a
little bit and I need to go see my
counselor,'" the judge told one
defendant on Wednesday, Nov.
14. "No more of this Geraldine
'The devil made me do it.'"
In one sentencing on Thurs-
day, Nov. 15, Judge Sauls ordered
Aaron Perez to serve 15 years in
state prison with the sentence
suspended after 10 years, with
the last five years to be served
on probation.
In another case, the judge
sentenced John Burgess to 15
years in prison, suspended,
with 15 years of probation with
the condition that 22 months
be served in the Wakulla jail-
bed program, plus 15 years in
another meth case, plus five
more years for smuggling a


cigarette into the jail.
Aaron Perez had been on
probation for manufacturing
meth until he violated his pro-
bation in the spring by testing
positive for drugs and getting
a new criminal charge of driv-
ing with a suspended license.
Since being in jail, Perez was
caught smoking marijuana with
another inmate - and a search
turned up marijuana in a sock
in his pants.
According to the offense
scoresheet, Perez scored a
sentence of 32 months to 15
years.
Perez was initially busted by
Wakulla County Sheriff's detec-
tives in February 2006 when
he and then-girlfriend Heather
Revell and another man were
trying to make meth in a "cook"
at a house off Whiddon Lake
Road.
Attorney Timothy Jansen,
who represented Perez, sought
to downplay the incident, with
Clayton Perez, the father of
Perez, testifying that he was
told by Detective Trey Morrison
that his son didn't even have
the ingredients necessary to
make meth and that the bust
was made before they started
cooking. Jansen called Det. Mor-
rison as a witness to confirm
the statement, but Morrison
said there were enough chemi-
cals present in the house that
a hazardous materials team had
to be called in.


Under cross-examination by
Assistant State Attorney Jack
Campbell, Morrison said an
actual cook was going on when
deputies raided the house, and
the odor of the chemicals was
so strong that two officers be-
came sick. A confidential infor-
mant told Morrison that Perez
said he would be able "to get a
quarter-ounce off this cook."
Addiction specialist Joanna
Johnson, who treated Perez
after he was arrested, told the
court that Perez suffered from
an addiction to marijuana.
Though he was charged with
manufacture of meth, Johnson
indicated she felt he lacked the
sophistication to actually make
meth, a drug she described as
"very dangerous, very insidi-
ous," Methamphetamine is a
drug of compulsion, Johnson
said, while marijuana is a drug
of habit.
Perez thrived for a time,
Johnson said, moved to Tampa
to get away from local influ-
ences while waiting for a bed
in a treatment program, then
returned to Wakulla County
for a new romance. Then he
tested positive in a drug test
by his probation officer, though
Johnson said that a test she did
a few days later on him was
negative.
While Perez was being held
in jail, corrections officers
smelled marijuana coming from
one of the dormitories, went in,


and found Perez and another
inmate who appeared stoned.
When taken out for a search,
Perez confessed to having pot,
and took out a sock from his
pants that contained a plastic
bag with marijuana, a lighter,
rolling papers and a cigarette.
"I knew I had problems," Per-
ez told the court. "I really have
changed my life and I made one
little slip-up and that's all."
Prosecutor Campbell pointed
to Perez's criminal drug record
that stretches back to his first
arrest at 13, and going through
juvenile court. "He has been in
trouble time and time again,"
Campbell said. "Even in the
Wakulla County Jail, incarcera-
tion is insufficient to stop his
lawlessness. he's just going to
continue doing what he wants
to do."
"I find no reason for a down-
ward departure," Judge Sauls
said. Of the original arrest,
Sauls said, "From what I've
heard, there was some cooking
going on - just needed a little
more of this and a little more
of that." The judge ordered a 15
year prison sentence, and a wail
went up from the courtroom
,as Perez's girlfriend moaned in
despair.
In the Burgess case, he had
been arrested in 2005 and 2006
with the manufacture of meth.
He was serving a 22 month
sentence at the jail, followed
by another 22 months, when


he came in from work release
and tested positive for cocaine.
He was also caught with contra-
band at the jail, a cigarette.
His scoresheet showed he
scored a sentence of between
17.5 months and 35 years.
At a hearing on Wednesday,
Nov. 14, when attorney Anthony
Bajoczky brought up his client's
drug addiction, Judge Sauls
indicated he had little patience
with addiction as an excuse.
The matter was put off for a day,
with the judge warning Burgess
that "He needs to understand if
he goes off and violates again,
he's going off for a substantial
prison term."
The next day, Thursday,
Nov. 15, Burgess stood before
the court and got a 15 year
prison sentence suspended,
with 15 years probation and
the condition of 22 months in
the Wakulla County jail-bed
program, plus another 15 years,
plus five years. The practical
effect of the sentence is that
Burgess faces 35 years in prison
if he violates his probation.
Attorney Greg Cummings
appeared before the court dur-
ing the morning docket on
Wednesday, Nov. 14, to renew
his motion for the court to
reconsider the 15 year prison
sentence handed down to his
client, Heather Revell, in Sep-
tember.
After she was busted with
Perez, Revell tried to work out


a deal in which she was 4n
informant for law enforcement,
wearing a wire for a drug deal
with Warren Kilpatrick, a re-
puted crack cocaine dealer aid
the father of Revell's baby. ,
The deal was a comedy of
errors when what was sup-
posed to be a quick drug buy
between Revell and Kilpatrick
at one location ended up with
detectives trailing Revell and
Kilpatrick around Sopchoppy as
the pair smoked crack.
Revell did take the stand
against Kilpatrick at one hear-
ing, but then refused to testify
against him when he went to
trial.
The judge sentenced Revell
to 15 years in prison at a hear-
ing in September. The next
month, she was back with her
attorney to ask the judge to re-
consider, begging him, "Please
don't take my life away."
But Campbell argued that,
if anything, she'd been even
more reprehensible over the
month since being sentenced
- having tested positive for pot
while in jail.
The judge said he would
consider the motion, and the
defense went ahead and filed
an appeal of the sentence at the
First District Court of Appeal in
Tallahassee.
Defendant Johnny B. Roqs,
also charged with meth, has
also asked the court to reconsid-
er his 10 year prison sentence.


Poynter gets 11 years after girlfriend beaten


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
A Curtis Mills man whose
father was killed 10 years ago
trying to protect him from an
enraged neighbor is to be sent
off to prison for 11 years for vio-
lating his probation by beating
up a girlfriend.
Jason Poynter was first sen-
tenced to 22 months in jail fol-
lowed by 14 years of probation
until defense attorney Elizabeth
Peskin asked the court to state,
for the record, the reason for
the downward departure from
sentencing guidelines. ..
Wakulla Circuit Judge N. Sand-
ers Sauls glowered and said
he hadn't intended to make a
downward departure and then
gave Poynter 137.4 months in
state prison to be followed by
15 years of sex offender proba-
tion. Peskin tried a few times to


interrupt to try to withdraw her
request, and then she angrily
walked out of the courtroom
after the sentencing..
Poynter was on probation
for lewd and lascivious moles-
tation on a four-year-old, and
another lewd and lasicivious on
a nine-year-old, and faced a new
charge of aggravated battery on
a pregnant victim for allegedly
beating up a former girlfriend
who had come over to visit him
at his home. It was disputed at
his violation of probation hear-
ing last week whether Poynter is
or is not the father of the"child;
the alleged victim in the (ase is
married to another man.
In March 1996, Poynter's fa-
ther, William Poynter was shot to
death by Marcia Bishop, who had
gone to the home intending to
kill then-17-year-old Jason Poyn-
ter for allegedly molesting her


16-year-old daughter. There were
taunting phone calls between
Jason Poynter and Bishop that
became increasingly provocative
and ended with Poynter finally
telling Bishop, "If you feeling
froggy, jump" - an invitation to
do something about it. Bishop
was at the neighbor's home
armed with a small-caliber pistol
and shot the elder Poynter after
a confrontation. She was found
guilty of second-degree murder
at her 1997 trial and sentenced
to life in prison,
Assistant State Attorney Ash-
leigh Stowell asked the court to
sentence Poynter to 20 years in
prison, noting a past criminal
record that included fondling
children, child abuse and 20
misdemeanor counts of pass-
ing worthless checks. In 2005,
Poynter claimed to have stomach
cancer in order to get a lesser


sentence, Stowell said.
At the hearing, the facts of
the alleged violation appeared
to be that the victim went over
to Poynter's home, arriving in
the middle of the night, drunk,
and that when she went to her
parents' house the next day she
was covered in bruises.
Though the judge found last
month by a preponderance of
the evidence that it was a sub-
stantial violation of probation,
Peskin sought to cast doubts on
the victim's truthfulness, noting
that her husband faces cocaine
charges and that.the family's
children were recently taken
from the home by the state. Pe-
skin also produced letters from
the victim that were written to
Poynter in the jailhouse since the
hearing last month.
Stowell said of the letters
that the victim professes to love


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abusive husband and an abusive
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said of Poynter. "He has nothing
to offer society."
Poynter told the court that he
is "labeled with one of the worst
titles in this land" - apparently
referring to his sexual offender
designation. Of being on proba-
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violate, the state gets to kick the
chair out from under you."
There was some discussion
about an error on a previous of-
fense scoresheet, and then the
judge sentenced Poynter to 22
months in jail plus four years
plus 10 years of sex offender
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S school


Kristie Hodges

wins Patriot

Pen contest

Riverspings Middle School
eighth grader Kristie Hodges
recently won first place in the
county's Patriot Pen essay con-
test. She will represent the
county in a district competition.
The following is her essay.
What is Patriotism? Webster's
Dictionary defines patriotism
as "love and loyalty or zealous
support of one's own country
and people."
It was a time of reflection
when the question of why I am
an American Patriot was directed
toward me. Patriotism is both
personal and voluntary; I am
an American Patriot because
of the freedom we are granted,
the opportunity to follow our
dreams, and having the honor
of voting.
Levels of patriotism vary dur-
ing times of peace and when
catastrophes arise, one thing
stands constant, I am always
proud to be an American.
Many tears have been shed
over the years for the untold
thousand of lives that have been
lost in battle for our freedom.
Can you imagine living in a coun-
try where you would have to live
in fear of your life for sharing
what you believe with those you
are amidst? Take a moment and
realize that while we think this is
unbelievable, they would find it
astonishing that such actions are
allowed here in America.
Jealousy arises in the eyes of
those in other countries, know-
ing that America is built on
freedom. Freedom is a privilege
that should never be taken for
granted, for without it America
would not be the same promi-
nent country it is today.
Whether you grow up with
the hopes of becoming a doc-
tor, lawyer, teacher, or even the
president, in America all dreams
are possible.
The term American dream
is well known throughout the
world, while numerous other
parts of the world have dreams
that will never be fulfilled. In
fact, in most other countries, the
concept of dreaming in itself is
lost. The success of America's
millionaires proves that there is
no limit in achieving a goal in
the United States.
Having a voice in your coun-
try is a necessity in maintaining
content citizens, which is why
America is such an exultant
place to live. Voting privileges
reiterate that our opinions truly
do matter in my country. What
an honor to know that your voice
will be heard, helping America
to stay a strong and united
country.
An American flag waving its
elegant colors is symbolic of
the pride we share as Ameri-
cans. America allows us to be
independent, follow our dreams,
and grants us the ability to voice
what we believe in for our coun-
try; therefore I am proud to be
an American.


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Great-grandparents are Ev
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The Wakulla County delegation represented the county at Universal Studios in Orlando.


Special Olympics athletes compete,

visit Universal Studios, stay at resort


Fourteen Wakulla County Special Olympics
athletes traveled to Orlando to compete with
more than 1,200 athletes from around the state
at the Fall Classic Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.
Wakulla athletes competed in individual bowl-
ing, doubles bowling, and team bowling. Train-
ing for the bowling season began in August and
practice occurred every Wednesday at Seminole
Bowl in Tallahassee.
The group returned with several medals and
ribbons. Athletes had the opportunity to visit

Anderson honored
On Monday, Nov. 12, Kids
Incorporated of the Big Bend K. ,
recognized Ashley Anderson i
for her exceptional work with
children. Anderson is Wakulla
County School System's Child
Find Specialist, a job which cov-
ers everything from screening
children for exceptional educa-
tion services from ages birth to
four years, to being a mentor,
trainer, and youth counselor.
Kids Incorporated is a non-
profit organization which offers . -
pre-natal support for mothers
and education for young chil- . .
dren. Held at the FSU University '"
Center Club, the 17th Annual '. '
Night of Champions awarded "
the top five winners across the ...,
Big Bend, of which Anderson
was one. "It's an honor to be
the first representative from
Wakulla County," she said.
Her supervisor, Dr. Irene
Savary, Executive Director of
Exceptional Education and Stu-
dent Services for the Wakulla
County School System, nomi-
nated Anderson for the award. Ashley Anders
She observed, "Ashley has a
passion for students with dis- Florida Coordix
abilities and finds working with County school
them extremely rewarding as a original parti
promoter of children's rights program from
in all aspects of their lives. She 2002 to more't
finds children's strengths and in 2006. She is
builds on them." infant mental
As a licensed counselor with and has a pri
a Masters degree in Social Crawfordville c
Work, Anderson also provides Change Counse
intensive, on-site therapeutic Her membi
services to emotionally handi- those in the Big
capped students. In addition, Council, Unitec
she is the Special Olympics Mental Heali


Sanders is

national board

certified
Karen D. Sanders, an eighth
grade science teacher at Wakulla
Middle School, has achieved the
honor of becoming National
Board Certified in middle school
science.
The award involves a rigorous
competitive process in which
c applicants must demonstrate
mastery of various teaching
skills and techniques through a
scrupulous review process.
By achieving a high score on
s- a very challenging test, surviving
4. the scrutiny of a professional
1- board reviewing a pre-recorded
e video tape of her teaching a class
and compiling a large portfolio
n- demonstrating her professional
1 achievements, Sanders was


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Universal Studios on Thursday, Nov. 1.
"There is no replacing seeing the athletes'
eyes light up when we enter the park" reported
Ashley Anderson, Wakulla County Coordinator.
Athletes had their picture taken with Dora and
other movie characters. The delegation stayed at
Disney's All-Star Sports Resort.
Athletes will begin training for the Track and
Field season in January. If you are interested in
becoming involved or donating to Special Olym-
pics, contact Ashley Anderson at 926-0065.

for children's work


MIM I-


Chelsea Lackey Kacie Langston


Karen Voyles


son with Dr. Irene Savary and the award.


nator for Wakulla
s, increasing the
cipation in the
five students in
han 70 students
s also a certified
health provider,
vate practice in
calledd A Time to
eling Service.
erships include
g Bend Transition
d Way, Children's
th Interagency


selected to receive the distin-
guished award.
Sanders spent most of her
childhood in Wakulla County,
graduating from Wakulla High
School in 1973.
After high school, she moved
to Pensacola where she spent 30
years raising her daughter, Nata-
lie, and teaching middle school.
For the last 15 years, Sanders
taught sixth grade science at Jim
C. Bailey Middle School.
While working at Bailey,
she spent many years mentor-
ing new teachers as a team
leader, sponsoring a variety of
clubs, coordinatinating the science
curriculum and receiving her
Master's degree from Troy State
University.
During the summer, Sanders
came back to Wakulla County to
care for loved ones and joined
the staff at WMS under Principal
Jo Ann Daniels.


Council, Florida Association
of Infant Mental Health, and
Grace Lutheran Church Youth
Committee.
"We are extremely proud
of Ashley for receiving this
recognition of her work with
our children. She definitely un-
derstands their needs, plights
and frustrations while working
with them and their parents to
find solutions," stated Superin-
tendent David Miller.


Queen
Continued from Page 1A
runner up and Joy Howell was
third runner up. The remaining
contestants included Breyonia
Hough, Rami Mclver, Elizabeth
Ashleigh Crum, Cedar Carter,
Kelsey Carter, Alyssa Crum,
Ashley Lawhorn and Sara Marie
Mathis.
Karolyn Lewis and Kyle Jones
served as the mistress and mas-
ter of ceremonies. Brooke Brown,
2006 Miss Wakulla County;
Jessica Howell; and Elizabeth

Fairgrounds will
host Market Days

The Tallahassee Museum is
gearing up for the 42nd Annual
Market Days on Saturday, Dec. 1
and Sunday, Dec. 2. Market Days
is one of the largest juried arts
and crafts festivals in the south-
east. More than 300 vendors,
including three from Wakulla
County, will make Market Days
one of the holiday season's most
sought after event.
More than 10,000 shoppers
will enter the fairgrounds from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Wakulla County artist Jake
Hines will display jewelry and
shells. Bill, and Ann Kennedy
will display jewelry and photo-
graphic artwork and Jeff Mohr
will display metal accessories.
General admission is $6 for
adults and $4 for children ages
6 to 12. Parking is available for
$3 per car. Handicapped parking
is available at no charge. Early
bird tickets are $25 each and
are available at the Tallahassee
Museum. For more information,
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Mohrfeld and Gabby Mohrfeld,
Dancing with Miss, Denise, im-
pressed the crowd with their
talent.
"We would like to thank
the following sponsors: Joanne
Hernandez Photography, Har-
rell Bros., Bryan's Lawn Care,
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Day Spa and Wolff Tan for their
donation to the Queen's Basket.
Special thanks to our corporate
sponsor, Wakulla Bank, for their _
continued support," said orga-
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this great group of young ladies
and seeing what the future of
Wakulla County holds," she -
said. "We would like to thank
our families and Wakulla County
for their support in making the
pageant a success."
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Meals
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over the years," she said. "We've
added employees to the meet
the needs." More schools have
been added over the'years and
meals have also been prepared
for the COAST Charter School
and Dick Howser Center before
those facilities took care of their
own meal needs.
As the 1980s and 1990s have
faded into the new millennium,
the food service focus shifted
to nutrition and obesity na-
tionwide. However, Mathers
said the Wakulla district was
addressing the issues long be-
fore they came to light in the
national media. The district
has nevdr had an outbreak
of disease and passes three
health department inspections
each year, she said proudly.
The district follows the
USDA meal pattern with
meats, vegetables, fruit, bread
and milk while also making
use of government commodi-
ties to save taxpayers money
and keep the cost of the meals
low.
Food service managers
look over their inventory, the
amount of preparation time
involved and the equipment
needed when preparing their
menus. Mathers asks her food
service managers to balance
their meals so that a week
with pizza, a higher fat item,
includes a day with turkey and
rice. She limits the percentage
of fat and saturated fat each
week and the district has nev-
er offered soft drinks, candy or
potato chips in school facili-
ties. Gatorade, water and fruit
juice are available for sale. Low
fat mayonnaise and canola oil
help keep fat content down.
More than five years ago the
district dropped serving tea
and snack cakes and requires.
baking of food that was once
deep fat fried. Salad dressings
come in lower fat and whole
wheat flour is used where
possible.
Mathers has not elimi-
nated the deep fat fryer use
at schools, but her staff uses
them less frequently than they
did 20 years ago. Many of the
rolls and desserts are from


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Board Chairman Jerry Evans.
"We're excited about the facility
and the people who will staff
this place."
"I believe in celebrations and
traditions," said Superintendent
Miller, who added that the new
school construction was a time
for celebration. "The school will
cost $18 million, but (Wakulla)
taxpayers will pay only $8 mil-
lion. The rest of the taxpayers
in the state will pay the other
$10 million."
Principal Jackie High said she
is "very excited" about the op-
portunity to lead her own school.
She began her career 15 years
ago as a second grade teacher at
Shadeville Elementary School.
She has also taught kindergarten
at Medart Elementary School
and moved into administration
at WHS. She will be adding cleri-
cal staff and an assistant princi-
pal in the coming months. The
school will also select a mascot
and school colors.
"I worked for the best," she
said of her time under David
Miller, Dr. Andrea Carter, Randy
Anderson and Bobby Pearce.
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scratch which reduces the per-
centage of pre-fab food being
served.
The lunchroom staff proud-
ly displays their popular cin-
namon rolls which are a huge
hit for students and adults.
Pizza and macaroni and cheese
are popular with students and
older students also enjoy the
turkey and rice dishes.
Mathers reminisced that
she spent 22 years on the old
Shadeville Elementary School
campus as a teacher and ad-
ministrator being being moved
to new Crawfordville adminis-
tration building.
Schools designed for small-
er enrollments are a challenge
for her staff because the facili-
ties were not built to store as
much food and ordering must
be done more frequently. Craw-
fordville Manager Suzanne
Moses has the potential to
feed nearly 900 students each
day until the rezoning process
takes some of the students to
the new elementary school.
Food service officials receive
training in nutrition, food safe-
ty and quality food preparation
and managers are certified in
food safety to avoid illness.
The food service workers are
part of an association that pro-
vides "love gifts" to students
in need. The Wakulla County
School Food Service Associa-
tion raises its own money to
provide the gifts.
"They are truly great peo-
ple," said Mathers of her food
service staff. Wakulla High
School ESE students get work
experience and money for
assisting in the lunchrooms.
The students get practical work
experience and the district
provides the students with
skills they can use later in life.
"We've been doing this for 15
years," added Mathers.
"I've been very blessed,"
she said. "I've always been
supported by the administra-
tion and the principals are
very supportive, too." Visits to
food service conferences have
shown Mathers that not all
school districts treat their food
service operation as well as
Wakulla County does.
What makes a food service
manager want to come to work


produced Anita Townsend, the
widow of C.L. Townsend, who
served the county as superin-
tendent from 1953 to 1965. Dr.
William E. Whaley served the
county from 1965 to 1968 and
1977 to 1985. Bill Payne served
from 1968 to 1977. Alice Stokley
represented her late husband,
Roger, who served from 1985
to 1995, and Miller has served
from 1995. "He hired me in 1973,"
Miller said of Payne.
"This is a good day," said
Payne. "This is really what it is
all about. We're in the boy and
girl business."
Each superintendent repre-
sentative had pictures taken
of them placing a brick on the
side of the school and Miller
also introduced Jennings Knox,
president of the construction
company. Culpepper has worked
on several projects for the school
district.
The new school will continue
to be in the public eye as a public
hearing will be held on Monday,
Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the school
board meeting room regarding
the proposed elementary and
middle school rezoning' For de-
tailed proposed rezoning infor-
mation, please visit www.wakul-
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of Crawfordville it is an easy
question. "It is the children,"
she said. "The kids talk about
what they love to eat. It's the
hugs and the smiles."
Moses calls the time period
before the students come into
the cafeteria "the quiet before
the storm." Moses began work-
ing in food service in 1999 at
Wakulla High School. This is
her third year as manager at
Crawfordville. Food service
may be in her blood. "My fam-
ily had a restaurant in Michi-
gan," she added.
"We'll feed about 250 for
breakfast and 650 for lunch,"
said Moses. "We have broken
the 700 mark a few times."
Salads are a pilot program at
Crawfordville Elementary as
district officials are consider-
ing adding salads at all of
the elementary schools, said
Mathers.
Looking back at the 1980s,
Mathers had many memories.
"Twenty years ago, in order to
track meals, each student was
issued a coded meal ticket that
the cashier would hole punch
as they came through the
line," she said. "The cashier
would ring the meal into a
cash register according to the
code. Yes, the implementation
of a computerized point of sale
system has made this process
easier."
Marketing of products has
even made its way into the
school food service program.
High school students were not
drinking enough milk with the
old cardboard containers so
Mathers switched to the eight
ounce plastic "chug of milk."
Milk consumption at the high
school increased and WHS has
served the same milk contain-
er since.
Joining Moses as food
service manager at Craw-
fordville are Patricia Baker at
Shadeville, Teresa Harden at
Medart, Audrey Randolph at
Wakulla High, Elizabeth Becker
at Wakulla Middle and Julia
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The Doyle family hosted a triple celebration for Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving and military
deployment

Doyles host veterans, family


'Dr. Joseph and Jimmie Doyle hosted a triple
celebration on Sunday, Nov. 11 as they observed
Veterans' Day, an early Thanksgiving and bid
farewell to two soldiers in their family who will
deploy to Iraq in December.
Jimmie presented the departing soldiers with
Bibles and Saint Christopher medals after serv-
ing the Thanksgiving meal. Words of thanks,
encouragement and praise were offered to the
patriotic family members who proudly serve, or
have served their country.
Members of the family have served their
country for a total of more than 90 years. The
remaining grandson will be joining the Army in
early 2008. Of five children and eight grandchil-


dren, some of whom are married, eight, spouses
included, have followed in the footsteps of their
mentor, father and grandfather, Col. Joseph
"Jack" Doyle.
The veterans are: Col. Joseph P. Doyle, retired
veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam; Jason
J. Hamsley, SRA/E-4, the Air National Guard; Ralph
Lee Wiggins, PFC, active Army, deploying to Iraq
in December; Maritza Garcia-Goodson, SPC/E-
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Keith A, Hamsley, T/SGT/E-6, Air National Guard;
Jimmy W. Hamsley, MSGT/E-7, retired veteran
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Trike-a-Thon will be held on Dec. 1


On Saturday, Dec. 1, The
Early Learning Coalition of the
Big Bend Region will be hosting
the First Annual Wakulla Trike-
A-Thon. The proceeds from this
community event will be used
to support the enrollment of
children, who live in Wakulla
County, into Dolly Parton's Imag-
ination Library.
All children under the age of
five are eligible to register for
the Imagination Library, which
is a book-a-month program that


helps promote early literacy. Each
child enrolled will receive an age
appropriate, hardback book deliv-
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The Trike-A-Thon will-be held
at the Wakulla High School track
from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m. with regis-
tration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Participants of the Trike-A-
Thon may be ages one year to
fifth grade and may use push
trikes, tricycles, and bicycles
and have proper safety helmets.
Participants will be required to


raise $30, the cost for one child
to be enrolled in the Imagination
Library for one year.
If you would like more infor-
mation on how your child can
participate in this event or would
like more information about the
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Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 22,2007
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Wakulla County School District
2008-2009 Proposed Elementary & Middle School Rezoning

Please visit: www.wakullaschooldistrict.org .
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Hwy 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Mose Strickland Road to the county line. This includes rezoning:
all students west of this area to National Forest. Evergreen Acres and Mose Strickland Provisions will be made for certain classifications of students to remain at their
Road with its tributaries are Elementary "A". Ivan Church Road is Crawfordville. respective schools during the 2008-2009 school year only. This grandfatheringg"
* All students living on Revadee Spears Road and its tributaries north from and including procedure will be extended as follows:
Mose Strickland Road. 1. Rising fifth graders who are enrolled during the 2007-2008 school year
* All students living on Hwy 267 and its tributaries west from and including Paige Oliver at either Crawfordville, Medart or Shadeville Elementary Schools will be
Road to the county line. Rock Road is Shadeville. permitted to attend their respective school during their fifth grade year if
* All students living on Bob Miller Road and its tributaries west of Old Woodville Road. Old their parents/guardians provide transportation to and from school;
Woodville Road and it tributaries are Shadeville. 2. Younger siblings of these same rising fifth graders who are also currently
* All students living on Wakulla Springs Road and its tributaries north from Wakulla Park enrolled will be permitted to attend their respective school for the 2008-2009
Drive to the county line. school year only, if their parents also provide transportation for them;
* All students living on Old Bethel Road and its tributaries north of Wakulla-Arran Road. Parents of students wishing to be "grandfathered" must notify the Principal of
* All students living on East Ivan Road and its tributaries north of Wakulla-Arran Road. their children's respective schools of their intentions by March 28, 2008.
Crawfordville Elementary School
* All students living on Hwy 319 and it tributaries from Donaldson-Williams Road north to the
red light at the intersection of H-wy 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Ivan Church Road. This includes all students west pf this area to the National Forest. Ivan Church Road isCrawtordviUe.
Evergreen Acres and Mose Stickland Road are Elementary "A".
* All students living on Revadee Spears Road and its tributaries south of Mose Strickland Road.
* All students living on Wakulla-Arran Road west from and including Foxrun Circle.
* All students living on Hwy 61 (Shadeville Road) and its tributaries west of Kirkland Drive. Kirkland Estates is Shadeville.
* All students living on Alexander Road and its tributaries.
* All students living on Rehwinkle Road and its tributaries north from and including Alexander Road.
* All students living on Roland Harvey Road north of Donaldson-Williams Road.
All students living on Lawhon Mill Road north of the bridge located north of Cheri Lane.
Medart Elementary School
Alleme students living on Hwy 375 (Smith Creek Road) and its tributaries.
* All students living on Lawhon Mill Road and its tributaries south of the bridge located just north of Cheri Lane.
* All students living on Roland Harvey Road and its tributaries south from and including Donaldson-Williams Road.
Hwy 319, MikAll students living on Hwy 319 and its tributaries south from and including Donaldson-Williams Road to the county line.
* All students living on Rehwinkle Road and its tributaries south of the Alexander Road intersection.2009 school year only. This grandfatheringg"
* All students living on Spring Creek HSwy and its tributaries south from and including Lois Lane.
* All students living on Lower Bridge Road and its tributaries from and including Steeplechase Lane to the intersection of Hwy 98. Tiger Hammock Road north of Lower Bridge Road is
Shadeville.itted to attend their respective school during their fifth grade year if
* All students living on Hwy 98 and its tributaries east from the Ochlockonee River to the county line. r parents/guardians provide transportation to and from school;
* All students living on Hwy 267 and its tributaries south of Rock Crusher Road.e same rising fifth graders who are also current
* All students living on Old Plank Road and its tributaries south of Sand Pile Road.
Shadeville Elementary School
* All students living on Hwy 267 and its tributaries from and including Rock Road east to and including Rock Crusher Road. Paige Oliver Road is Elementary "A".
* All students living on Old Woodville Road and its tributaries excluding Bob Miller Road. Bob Miller Road is Elementary "A".
* All students living on Woodville Hwy and its tributaries north of Hwy 98 to the county line.
* For the section of Wakulla-Arran Road between Cajer Posey Road and Old Bethel Road, students to the north are Elementary "A" and students to the south are Shadeville.
* All students living on Cajer Posey Road and its tributaries.
* All students living on Revell Road and its tributaries.
* All students living on Lower Bridge Road and its tributaries from and including Cajer Posey Road east to Steeplechase Lane.
* All students living on Tiger Hammock Road and its tributaries north of Lower Bridge Road.
* All students living on Spring Creeek Hwy and its tributaries north of Lois Lane to Hwy 267.
* All students living on Old Plank Rd and its tributaries from and including Sand Pile Road to the north.


All students living on Lawhon Mill Road north of the bridge located2008-2009 Proposed Middle School Rezoning
Medart Elementary SchoolRiversprings Middle School
SAll students living on Hwy 375 (Smith Creek RoAll students living in the Riversprings Middle School zone as it existed during the 2007-2008 school year.
S All students living on Lawhon Mil Road and it All students living to the north of the intersection of Hwy 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Ivan Church road to the existing Riversprings Middle
All students living on Roland Harvey Road and its tributaries south from andSchool zone. This includes Linzy Mill, Evergreen Acres, and Mose Strickland Road and ing Donaldson-Williams Rs tributaries. Students oadngon Ivan Church Road


S! .o are Wakulla Middle School.
S Wakulla Middle School
" ,,.. . The Wakulla Middle School zone shall be as it existed during the 2007-2008 school year, except for the area north of the intersection of Hwy
" 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Ivan Church Road. Students living south that intersection including Ivan Church Road are Wakulla Middle
S;!7 School. Students living in Linzy Mill, Evergreen Acres and on Mose Strickland Road and its tributaries are Riversprings Middle School.


Proposed Middle School Grandfathering Provisions 2008-2009 Rezoning
The following is the board's grandfathering provisions for the 2008-2009 middle school rezoning:
All students rezoned to Riversprings Middle School, who are currently enrolled in Wakulla Middle School, will be allowed to attend WMS, if they provide their
own transportation or are transported to an existing WMS bus stop.
Parents of students wishing to be "grandfathered" must notify the Principal of Wakulla Middle School of their intentions by March 28, 2008.

A Public Hearing regarding proposed rezoning is scheduled for
December 17, 2007, Monday, 6PM in the School Board Meeting Room located at 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL.
For additional information please contact Assistant Superintendent Jimmie Dugger
at 850.926.0065 or Transportation Coordinator Pat Jones at 850.926.7550.
Visit: www.wakullaschooldistrict.org for additional detailed information.








:.age 2B - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007


St. Marks Powder gets $6.4 million to test propellant


Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida), a member of the House Ap-
propriations Committee, has secured
$6.4 million for the testing of the hybrid
propellant at St. Marks Powder.
The funding was included in the
Conference Report for the Defense
Appropriations Act (HR 3222) for Fiscal
Year 2008, which passed Thursday, Nov.


8 in the House of Representatives.
The United States Army will use this
funding to test the hybrid propellant in
medium and large caliber munitions.
A subsidiary of General Dynamics,
St. Marks Powder has developed a
hybrid ball propellant for use in small,
medium, and large caliber munitions.
Although ball powder is generally not


suited for medium and large caliber mu-
nitions, St. Marks has created a hybrid
ball powder propellant that has more
even burn characteristics and force.
Furthermore, the use of the hybrid
ball propellant in large caliber muni-
tions would help to reduce American
dependence on foreign sources, who
currently supply some of the materials


used by the United States.
"This funding is an important devel-
opment for St. Marks and the Army,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"We must ensure that our military
has the most up-to-date technology
and equipment. If tests prove that the
hybrid propellant is suitable for large
caliber munitions, it could lead to a


substantial increase in production for
St. Marks Powder, which in turn could
be a big boost for the Wakulla County
economy."
The Conference Report for the De-
fense Appropriations Act now awaits
consideration .in the Senate before it is
sent to the President for his signature.


'Shoelaces' tying up crowds
The Pink Shoelaces, Tony Rizzo, Jay Egler, Shannon Egler and
Patrick Lima, will be performing at several community events.
- The Pink Shoelaces will be playing their signature variety of
'music including rock, country, and praise songs at several upcom-
;ing community events.
Members of the well-known Crawfordville band enjoy com-
ing out for community events and sharing their talents for the
enjoyment of others. With the 'Laces, expect to hear something
'old (The Beatles), something new (Hinder), something borrowed
.(Stevie Nicks) and something blue as in Shannon's rendition of
-Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee"!
Watch for The Pink Shoelaces at the Rock-a-Thon, Riley House,
Tallahassee, Saturday, Dec. 1, time to be announced. They recently
-performed at the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee.


Report shows human-animal waste at beaches


Pass the Plate

seeking donations
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
A local businessman is seeking donations to help feed needy
people in the county this holiday season.
Businessman William Dickman of ABC Storage is leading a
Pass The Plate program this year with the goal of feeding 2,000
people - roughly one-in-twelve residents of the county, those
who Dickman described as "above the poverty line but below
the 'making it' line."
Dickman is appealing to busi- * Goal is to
nesses and individuals to make a
donation of $25 in the hopes of feed 2,000
raising $2,500. He noted that 100
percent of the donations will go to npeo le
purchase food through the River of ' p
Life Food Ministry and the Second
Harvest Food Bank which distributes
Christmas boxes.
"The need is there," Dickman said.
Dickman recalled that when he lived in Georgia, the com-
munity had an anonymous group of donors who contributed
to local causes - holiday food, families displaced by fire and
the like. None of the donors knew who the other members
of the group were - there were no meetings, committees or
other time-consuming events for busy business people to worry
about. Just an occasional call that someone was in need, and
the person could write out a check.
For Pass The Plate, which Dickman describes as a "once-a-year
. request to provide funds for direct local need," he is sending
out a letter to Chamber of Commerce members asking for help
and appealing to the community.
Last year, Dickman presented a holiday check to the food
bank on behalf of Pass The Plate and said that, later in the year,
an older woman stopped by his business to thank him.
Those interested in making a donation can contact Dickman
at 519-5128 or 508-5177 or write a check to River of Life Food
Ministry PTP.


county between January and
June of this year and included
tests for human-associated viral
markers.
"Strong evidence of human
fecal pollution was found at
Mashes Sands Beach, the near-
by boat ramp, and in tidal
reaches of the Ochlockonee
River," the report states. Hu-
man-associated viral markers
were detected in the immediate
vicinity of Mashes Sands Beach.
And while the Ochlockonee
River did not exceed standards
for fecal coliform or enterococci
standards, human viral markers
were detected there, as well at
Alligator Point and at the recre-
ational park in Panacea.
It was also noted that a hy-


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
A report on fecal bacteria at
Wakulla County beaches found
markers strongly indicating that
the contamination at Mashes
Sands Beach is from human
waste, but does not pinpoint
the source.
The study, conducted by biol-
ogists at the University of South
Florida in Tampa, hypothesizes
that the beach contamination
may be due to septic tanks from
homes along the Ochlockonee
River as well as from live-aboard
boats. It also found that cur-
rents and other tidal factors
are strongly involved where the
bacteria appear.
A draft report of the USF
study, led by Dr. Valerie Har-
wood, was published Oct. 10
and county commissioners
received electronic copies of
the 82-page study from Wakulla
County Environmental Health
Director Padraic Juarez after
he made a presentation at the
meeting on Nov. 12.
The State of Florida has paid
for testing at two locations in
.Wakulla County: Shell Point
Beach and Mashes Sands. Advi-
sories had been posted for most
of the year at those locations,
closing them to swimming,
because of high levels of fecal
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drological study conducted by
Florida State University showed
that waters from the Ochlock-
onee River tend to flow north
from the bay, toward Mashes
Sands, and led researchers to
speculate that, "The impacted
waters of the Ochlockonee
River may therefore be directly
degrading water quality at
Mashes Sands Beach." It was
also noted that the placement
of portable toilets at the beach
may be effecting water quality if
strict cleaning practices are not
in place at all times.
"In contrast," the USF study
found, "waters north and west
of Mashes Sands Beach gener-
ally were much cleaner in terms
of microbial contamination


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than the Ochlockonee River and
Mashes Sands sites."
The study also found relative-
ly high bacterial concentrations
in the sand and sediments at
sampling locations, significantly
higher than levels in the water
column. The report suggested
this showed a reservoir of bac-
teria from stormwater or some
other contamination source.
"In general," the report
states, "water samples col-
lected during this study met
regulatory standards for fecal
coliforms and enterococci in
recreational waters." However,
there were several samples
that exceeded standards - one
for fecal coliform and three for
enterococci.


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Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 07-112-FC
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT HEARING JR, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated No-
vember 13, 2007 and entered in Case no.
07-112-FC of the Circuit Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Flor-
ida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN, AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff, and
ROBERT HEARING JR; HEATHER HEARING;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT
FOYER OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:OOAM, on the 20th day of Dec.,
2007, the following described property as set forth
in said Final Jedgment:
TRACT 34, SHADY ACRES, AN UNRECORDED .
SUBDIVISION,BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
1 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 30
SECONDS WEST 168.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 25 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 20 SEC-
ONDS WESTALONG THE WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF PINECREST DRIVE 278.82
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF OAKMONT DRIVE
1573.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG THE NORHT
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF OAKMONT DRIVE 195.00
FEET TO POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE
ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT WITH A RA-
DIUS OF 20.31 FEET FOR A DISTANCE OF
31.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY;
THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 30
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF OAKMONT DRIVE 182.50
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 15 MIN-
UTES 30 SECONDS EAST 215.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 55
SECONDS EAST 198.44 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; AND BEING SITUATED IN THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP
2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFAC-
TURED HOME
SERIAL NUMBERS FLTHLCT2801-1482A/B.
A/K/A99 OAKMONT DRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE,
FL 32327
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 14th day of November, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
November 22, 29, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA, JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO: 06-027-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.P. DOB: 03/14/1992
MINOR CHILD /
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LORI PETRIE, ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition
under oath, has been filed in the above-styled
court for the termination of parental rights and the
permanent commitment of N.P.., a female born on
03-14-1992, in Wakulla COunty, Florida to the
State of Florida, Department of Children and
Families, Adoption and Related Services, a li-
censed child placing agency, for subsequent
adoption and you are hereby to be and appear in
the above court, before Pro Hac Vice Circuit Court
Judge Jill C. Walker at the Wakulla County Court-
house, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawford-
ville, Wakulla County, Florida on Monday. De-
cember 3. 2007 at 9:00 a.m., for a Termination of
Parental Rights Advisory hearing and to show
cause why said petition should not be granted.
You must appear on the date and at the time
specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SE-
CIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION:.
WITNESS my hand and official seal as the Clerk
of said Court this 1st day Nov., 2007.
BRENT X. THURMOND
Clerk of said Court
By: Becky Whaley
As Deputy Clerk
Donna Bass, Department Attorney
Florida Bar Number 0792969
Florida Department of Child & Families
69 High Drive
Crawfordville, FL 32326
November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-51-FC
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NA FKA JP MOR-
GAN CHASER BANK, AS TRUSTEE FOR BS
ALT A 2005-9,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CARLOS DE CUBAS, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: CARLOS DE CUBAS; INKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CARLOS DE CUBAS
whose residence is unknown of he/she/they be liv-
ing; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who ma be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the
property described in the mortgage being fore-
closed herein.'
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
LOT 15, CAMELOT, A SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 122 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Paintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S University Drive #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication of this notice of ac-
tion and file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
at WAKULLA County, FLorida, this 1st day of
Nov., 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Becky Whaley
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disabili-
ties needing a special accommodation should con-
tact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the WA-
KULLA County Courthouse at 850-926-3341,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
FLorida Relay Service.
November 15, 22, 2007



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007-102-FC
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TENECIA N. COLVIN; KENYATTA C. COLVIN,
SR.; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRI-
CULTURE RURAL HOUSING SERVICE; WA-
KULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA; JAMES M. LEE; ED-
DIE JEAN LEE; and UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated October 29, 2007, in Case
No. 07-102- FC, of the Circuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla County, Flor-
ida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff
and TENECIA COLVIN and KENYATTA COLVIN
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front lobby of the Wa-
kulla County Courthouse in Crawfordville, Wakulla
County, Florida at 11:00 a.m on December 6,
2007, the property set forth in the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and more particularly described as
follows:
Parcel 3 located in Section 24, Township 2 South,
Range 1 West, Wakulla County, Florida. Com-
mence at a found lighter wood hub marking the
Southwest comer of the Northeast Quarter of Sec-
tion 24, Township 2 South, Range 1 West, Wa-
kulla County, Florida; and thence run South 89
degrees 35 minutes 00 seconds East along the
South boundary of said Northeast Quarter, a dis-
tance of 1,805.12 feet for the Point of Beginning:
From said Point ofBeginning thence leaving South
boundary of said Northeast Quarter run North 00
degrees 22 minutes 54 seconds West to a point of
intersection with the Northerly maintained right-of-
way boundary of Bob Miller Road (said point of in-
tersection being marked by a set 5/8 inch rebar
and cap (No. 6988)), a distance of 17.06 feet;
thence continue North 00 degrees 22 minutes 54
seconds West to a set 5/8 inch rebar and cap (No.
6988), a distance of 233.76 feet; thence run South
89 degrees 40 minutes 44 seconds East to a set
5/8 inch rebar and cap (No 6988), a distance of
110.08 feet thence run South 00 degrees 22 min-
utes 54 seconds East to a point of intersection
with the Northerly maintained right-of-way bound-
ary of Bob Miller Road (said point of intersection
being marked by a set 5/8 inch rebar and cap
(mo. 6988)), a distance of 229.10 feet thence con-
tinue South 00 degrees 22 minutes 54 seconds
East to a point of intersection with the South
boundary of said Northeast Quarter, a distance of
21.91 feet thence run North 89 degrees 35 min-
utes 00 seconds West back to the Point of Begin-
ning, a distance of 110.80 feet; containing 0.64
acres, more or less.
DATED: October 29, 2007
BRENT X. THURMOND
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Stephanie Rankin
Deputy Clerk
Garvin B. Bowden, Esq.,
Gardner, Wadsworth, Duggar, Bist & Wiener, P.A.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
November 15, 22, 2007


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
'Notice is hereby given that on 11/28/2007 at
10:30 am the following vehicle will be sold for tow-
ing & storage charges pursuant to F.S.,713.78.
1989 HONDA 2HGED6345KH506550
1982 JAGU SAJAV1I241 CC343304
1995 TOYT JT3VN39W3S0171896
1985 VOLVO YV1AX8843F1095320
1994 JEEP 1J4FX58S5RC170904
Notice is hereby given that on 11/30/2007 at
10:30 am the following vehicles will be sold for
towing and & storage charges pursuant to F.S.
713.78.
1996 TOYT VIN # 4T1BG12K8TU725072
Notice is hereby given that on 12/1/2007 at 10:30
am the following vehicles will be sold for towing
and & storage charges pursuant to F.S. 713.78.
1997 NISS 1N4BU31D5VC133820
Notice is hereby given that on 12/5/2007 at 10:30
am the following vehicles will be sold for towing
and & storage charges pursuant to F.S. 713.78.
1994 TOYT 4T1SK12E4RU856226
1990 CHEV 1Y1SK5166LZ056183
1995 FORD 1 FALP4045SF262069
1997 BUICK 1G4HP52K5VH554200
1998 PONT 1G2WJ52M3WF269267
1989 DODGE 1 B7FE06Y7KS045680
2002 CHRY 1C3EL46R22N183972
1987 CHRY JJ3CC54N3HZ032552
1994 PONT 1 G2NW55MRC743220
Sales to be held at Quic-Towing Inc. 3216
Springhill Rd. Tallahassee, Fl 32305
850-491-1950.
November 22, 2007
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage
Facility Act, Florida Statues, Chapter 83, Part IV
that Seminole Self Storage will hold a sale by
sealed bid on NOV. 24, 2007 at 10:00 A.M., at
2314 Crawdfordville Hwy. Crawfordville, Florida
32327, of the contents of Mini-Warehouse con-
taining personal property of:
GRAYSON CRUMP
Before the sale date of NOV. 24, 2007, the Own-
ers may redeem their property by payment of the
Outstanding Balance and cost by mailing it to
2314 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida,
32327. Or paying in person at the warehouse lo-
cation.
Novmeber 15, 22, 2007
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY 29,2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election
will be held in each county in Florida, on January
29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a
proposed revision to the constitution of the State
of Florida.
No.1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3,4, AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS
ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS
Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to the State
Constitution relating to property taxation.
With respect to homestead property, this revision:
(1) increases the homestead exemption except
for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead
property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of
their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next
homestead. With respect to nonhomestead
property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000
exemption for tangible personal property and
(4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhormestead real property except for school
district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by
exempting the assessed value between $50,000
and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to
school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-
Our-Homes benefits.
Homestead property owners will be able to
transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new
homestead within 1 year and not more than 2
years after relinquishing their previous homestead;
except, if this revision is approved by the electors
in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is
established on January 1, 2008, the previous
homestead must have been relinquished in 2007.
If the new homestead has a higher just value than
the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be
transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just
value, the amount of benefit transferred will be
reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed
$500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes
of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal
property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each
year. Property will be assessed at just value
following an improvement, as defined by general
law, and may be assessed at just value following
a change of ownership or control if provided by
general law. This limitation does not apply to school
district taxes. This limitation is repealed. effective
January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the
electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead
exemption when it was less than .$25,000 and did
not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all
local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be
repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of
homesteads "at less than just value" rather than
as
currently provided "at a specified percentage" of
just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon


approval by the electors and operate retroactively provisions of paragraph
to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election shall only change as pr
held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January (5) Changes, add
1, 2009, if approved in the general election held improvements to hom
in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessed as provided fi
assessment increases for specified real property however, after the ad
shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is addition, reduction, or
approved in a special election held on January 29, shall be assessed as pi
2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this (6) In the event of a
revision is approved in the general election held in status, the property sha
November of 2008. by general law.
ARTICLE VII (7) The provisions of this
FINANCE AND TAXATION If any of the provisions
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-- held unconstitutional b
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used jurisdiction, the decision
exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes affect or impair any re
shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, amendment.
owning property outside the municipality, may be (8)a. A person ' wl
required by general law to make payment to the homestead as of Janu
taxing unit in which the property is located. Such of any subsequent yea
portions of property as are used predominantly homestead exemption
for educational, literary, scientific, religious or this Article as of Janu
charitable purposes may be exempted by general years immediately pre
law from taxation, of the new homestead
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, homestead assessed a
cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in revision is approved in
this state, household goods and personal effects who establishes a new
to the value fixed by general law, not less than one 1. 2008. is entitled to
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower assessed at less than Li
or person who is blind or totally and permanently received a homestead
disabled, property to the value fixed by general law 2007. The assessed val
not less than five hundred dollars, homestead shall be de1
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the 1. If the lust value c
purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to greater than or equal ti
the provisions of this subsection and general law, homestead as of Janua
grant community and economic development prior homestead was
ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses value of the new homes
and expansions of existing businesses, as of the new homestead
defined by general law. Such an exemption may the lesser of $500.000
be granted only by ordinance of the county or the lust value and the
municipality, and only after the electors of the homestead as of Janua
county or municipality voting on such question in a prior homestead was i
referendum authorize the county or municipality to homestead shall be as:
adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted 2. If the lust value o
shall apply to improvements to real property less than the iust yak
made by or for the use of a new business and as of January 1 of thI
improvements to real property related to the homestead was abanc
expansion of an existing business and shall also of the new homestead
apply to tangible personal property of such new value of the new home
business and tangible personal property related to value of the prior h
the expansion of an existing business. The amount by the assessed value
or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be However, if the differed
specified by general law. The period of time for of the new homestead
which such exemption may be granted to a new the new homestead c
business or expansion of an existing business sub-subparagraoh is or
shall be determined by general law. The authority assessed value of the
to grant such exemption shall expire ten years increased so that the i
from the date of approval by the electors of the value and the assess
county or municipality, and may be renewable by Thereafter, the homes
referendum As provided by general law. provided herein.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions b. By general law a
specified therein, there may be granted an ad specified therein, the L
valorem tax exemption to a renewable energy application of this parag
source device and to real property on which such more than one person.
device is installed and operated, to the value fixed (d) The legislature
by general law not to exceed the original cost assessment purpose
of the device, and for the period of time fixed by provisions of this subs
general law not to exceed ten years. municipalities to auth
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose historic property may I
of its respective tax levy and subject to the basis of character or u
provisions of this subsection and general law, grant assessment shall app
historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions adopting the ordinan
to owners of historic properties. This exemption eligible properties mus
may be granted only by ordinance of the county law.
or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount (e) A county may, in
of this exemption and the requirements for eligible by general law, provii
properties must be specified by general law. The assessed value of h(
,period of time for which this exemption may be extent of any increase
granted to a property owner shall be determined that property which re:
by general law. or reconstruction of th
If) By general law and subject to conditions of providing living quar


specified therein. twenty-five thousand dollars of
the assessed value of property subject to tangible
personal property tax shall be exempt from ad


or adoptive grandparer
of the property or of thi
one of the grandparent


valorem taxation. living quarters are
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general older. Such a reduc
law regulations shall be prescribed which shall of the following:
secure a just valuation of all property for ad (1) The increase in
valorem taxation, provided: construction or recc
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water (2) Twenty percent
recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used the property as imp
exclusively for noncommercial recreational (f) For all levies ot
purposes may be classified by general law and assessments of I
assessed solely on the basis of character or use. defined by general
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal or fewer and which
property held for sale as stock in trade and limitations set forth
livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified shall change only a
percentage of its value, may be classified for tax (1f Assessments
purposes, or may be exempted from taxation. shall be changed
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption assessment provide
under Section 6 of this Article shall have their assessments shall
homestead assessed at just value as of January of the assessment
1 of the year following the effective date of this (2) No assessment
amendment. This assessment shall change only (3) After a change
as provided herein. defined by general
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be ownership of a leaa
changed annually on January 1st of each year; but such property shall
those changes in assessments shall not exceed of the next asses
the lower of the following: property shall be
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the subsection.
prior year. (4) Chanaes.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price improvements to su
Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, as provided for by i
all items 1967=100, or successor reports for the adjustment for any
preceding calendar year as initially reported by improvement. the r
the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Drovided in this
Labor Statistics. subsections
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value. (a) For all levies ol
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided assessments of rea
by general law, homestead property shall be the assessment lim
assessed at just value as of January 1 of the (a) through (c) a
following year, unless the provisions of paraoraph provided in this sub
(B apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be (1) Assessments
assessed as provided herein. shall be chanaec
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at assessment provide
just value as of January 1st of the year following assessments shall
the establishment of the homestead, unless the of the assessment


prove
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ovided herein. (3) The legislat
litions, reductions, or shall be asse
estead property shall be assessment d
or by general law; provided, as defined by a
justment for any change, Thereafter. su
improvement, the property provided in this
provided herein. (4) The legislat
termination of homestead shall be asse
ill be assessed as provided assessment d
control. as def
iamendmentareseverable. chance of own
of this amendment shall be the property.
by any court of competent assessed as o
on of such court shall not (5) Change
smaining provisions of this improvements
I as provided tor
ho establishes a new adjustment for
arv 1. 2009. or January 1 imor...n. t


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pursuant
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nent shall exceed lust value.
ure must provide that such property
ssed at lust value as of the next
ate after a qualifying improvement.
general law. is made to such property.
ch property shall be assessed as.
s subsection. v.
etru may provide that such orocerty.


ssed at lust value as of the next
ate after a change of ownership or-
fined by general law. including any
nership of the leaal entity that owns
Thereafter. such property shall be
provided in this subsection.
s. additions, reductions, or


o t such Dronerty shall be


r by general law: however, after thae
any change, addition, reduction or
the Dropertv shall be assessed-as


has received a provided in this subsection.
to Section 6 of SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-- -
ither of the two (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable*
e establishment title to real estate and maintains thereon the'
to have the new permanent residence of the owner, or another.
iust value, If this legally or naturally dependent upon the owner,
S2008. a person shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except.
id as of January assessments for special benefits, up to, the
new homestead assessed valuation of twenty-five five thousand?
nly if that person dollars and, for all levies other than school district
1n on January - levies, on the assessed valuation greater thJ fiftvt
ewlv established thousand dollars and u to sevenlvy-fie th613nd:


ermined as follows: dollars, upon establishment of right theretod'Mlhe":
of the new homestead is manner prescribed by law. The real estate mnayfbeS'
o the iust value of the orior held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties,';.
ry 1 of the yearin which the jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly.:
abandoned, the assessed by stock ownership or membership representing'-
stead shall be the lust value the owner's or member's proprietary interest In a;'
minus an amount equal to corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially int.
or the difference between excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption Ihall
assessed value of the Prior not anlv with respect to any assessment roil uFtil'.


e of the
ane behw


e year in which the such roll is first determined to be in compliance.'
ad. Thereafter, the with the provisions of section 4 by a state agencv
s provided herein, designated by general law. This exemption is.
ew homestead is repealed on the effective date of any amendment"
prior homestead to thiS Artilta whinh nrovides for the assessment of'


n which the prior homestead orooertv at less than lust value.
e assessed value (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed.:
equal to the lust any individual or family unit or with respect to any %
divided by the Just residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the.'
d and multiplied value of the real estate assessable to the owner or,'
prior homestead, in case of ownership through stock or membership .
een the lust value in a corporation, the value of the proportion.
assessed value of which the interest in the corporation bears to the.:
pursuant to this assessed value of the property.
an $500.000. the (Y) y ,, and 'bje- ( ea.di t , i,
mestead shall be specifid h .. .. , the e... , ..... - .
between the lust H-M. t:L i f m .,. . th:.t=.o. ij . .


ed value equals $500.000.
tead shall be assessed as

and subject to conditions
Legislature shall provide for
oraph to property owned by

may, by general law, for
s and subject to the
section, allow counties and
horize by ordinance that
be assessed solely on the
use. Such character or use
ily only to the jurisdiction
ce. The requirements for
st be specified by general

n the manner prescribed
de for a reduction in the
homestead property to the
in the assessed value of
suits from the construction
e property for the purpose
ters for one or more natural
nts or parents of the owner


e owner's spouse
ts or parents for
vided is 62 years
may not exceed

messed value res
ruction of the pro
the total assessed
ed.
than school dis


v on th


ed by law: but those
not exceed ten perc
for the prior year.
shall exceed lust va
e of ownership or
law. including any
ial entity that oWns th
I be assessed at ius
sment date. There,
assessed as orovid

additions, reduc
ich property shall be
general law: however
change, addition, re
property shall be as


her than school dis
tl property that is no
stations set forth in s
nd (f1 shall chano
section.
subject to this
d annually on the
ed by law: but those
not exceed ten oerc
for the prior year.


e if at least pe lid Pee t .;e et . jug.t v . '
whom the g).(e) By general law and subject to conditions'.
s of age or specified therein, the Legislature may provide to.;
I the lesser renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem .
tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad,
sulting from valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount
operty, established by general law.
ed value of Lyfl) The legislature may, by general law, allow'.
counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their"
trict levies, respective tax levies and subject to the provisions'
Qooartv, as of general law, to grant an additional homestead
L nine units tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars
assessment to any person who has the legal or equitable title to.
through .(c) real estate and maintains thereon the permanent
ubsection, residence of the owner and who has attained"
subsection age sixty-five and whose household income, as
e date of defined by general law, does not exceed twenty'.
changes in thousand dollars.
cent (10%) The general law must allow counties and,
municipalities to grant this additional exemption,
lue. within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by,'
control, as ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by
change of general law, and must provide for the periodic:
Ie orooerty, adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in
st value as this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
after, such (@Afg) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who
ded in this is partially or totally permanently disabled shall'
receive a discount from the amount of the ad
tions. or valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead'
a assessed property the veteran owns and resides in if the
r. after the disability was combat related, the veteran was'
duclion, or a resident of this state at the time of entering
assessed as the military service of the United States, and
the veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service. The discount shall
strict levies, be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
t subject to veteran's permanent, service-connected disability
subsections as determined by the United States Departmentof"
e only as Veterans Affairs. To quality for the discount granted'
by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the'
subsection county property appraiser, by March 1, proof.of'
e date of residency at the time of entering military service,-
chanaes in an official letter from the United States Departmrnt
cent (10%) of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the.
veteran's serviceconnected disability and such.


prev.ded im9,bset&M(d).


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Legal Notice

evidence that reasonably identifies the disability
as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's
honorable discharge. If the property appraiser
Pienies the request for a discount, the appraiser
must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons
!or the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The
Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual
application requirement in subsequent years. This
subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is
Self-executing, and does not require implementing
legislation.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and
limitations on property tax assessments.--The
amendments to Sections 3. 4. and 6 of Article
VII. providing a $25.000 exemption for tangible
personal property, providing an additional $25,000
homestead exemption. authorizing transfer of
the accrued benefit from the limitations on the
assessment of homestead property and this
section, if submitted to the electors of this state
!or approval or rejection at a special election
authorized by law to be held on January 29. 2008.
.hall take effect upon approval by the electors and
shall operate retroactively to January 1. 2008. or. if
submitted to the electors of this state for approval


reratina a limitation on annual ;


at atonC-, -4 ofArt4ic- leVI rer oalo effective


aproved. shall take effect January 1. 2019.
November 21. 2007
December 20. 2007

110 Help Wanted

r .


experience
providing services to children,
accepting out of state license.
Fingerprint Check and Drug
Screening Required.
Applicants must submit a completed
State of Florida Employment
Application to the People First
Service Center online at
https://jobs.myflorida.com;
via fax to (904) 636-2627
S(if faxed include the Requisition
No. 64965055-51356328-
, 20070822153521 on each page),
- or telephonically by calling
1-877-562-7287.
Application deadline date:
December 3, 2007 11:59 p.m.


1lr maintenance. Part-time, eve-
it. s/mornings -scrubbing/buffing.
Xrfer experience, but will train.-
f/hrs, six days a week. $900/mo.
C'rawfordville Area. Dave
&50-274-0259.


TALLAHASSEE
COMMUNITY
COLLEGE

Director of Facilities,
Planning & Construction
MP5FPC01
$60,248 - 69,285 annually
Facilities Planning &
Construction
Open Until Filled
Applications received after
11/30/07 may not be
considered
The below vacancies are
fiscal year funded
DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER
ANALYST
GR000616 & GR000617
$45,656 annually
DOH/Division of Disease
Control
Closing 11/28/07 at 5 pm
POSTSECONDARY
ASSESSMENT
COORDINATOR
GR000607 & GR000608
$43,000 annually
DOE/Educational Assessment
Administrative Services
Closing 11/28/07 at 5 pm
Visit the College's website at
www.tcc.fl.edu for position details,
employment application, and
application process. For ADA
accommodations notify Human
Resources (850) 201-8510, fax
201-8489, TDD 201-8491 or FL
Relay 711. Submit mandatory
Tallahassee Community College
employment application to Human
Resources TCC, 444 Appleyard
Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895;
or email humres(d)tcc.fl.edu.
Human Resources hours 8 A.M.
- 5 P.M., Mon - Fri.
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer


Licensed Florida Mortgage Broker
needed for the Big Bend Area.
Please call 562-5626.

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.


Wakulla Christian
Elementary School
Oust N of Crawfordville on U.S. 319)
Wishes to employ an experienced
Preschool Teacher. who holds a
CDA. Good Salary and Benefits
including 22 holidays during
the school year with full pay.
Please fax rbsume to Principal Jim
Pound at 850-926-5186. Located
on US 319 north of Crawfordville,
10 miles south of Tallahassee's
Capital Circle

Professional Crawfordville office
needs detail-oriented, organized per-
son for part-time position.
Mon-Thurs 9-3, Friday 9-1. Call Vir-
ginia for interview 926-7920.


I


Web master growing company in
Panacea is seeking person to design
and maintain multiple web sites. This
is an inhouse job, full-time position.
Must have experience, self starter.
Salery and benefits. Call George at
984-0236. A druq free workplace.
120 Services and Busi-
nesses

A NEW LOOK PAINTING, serving
Wakulla County for 14 years. Li-
censed & Insured. Call Jim or Teresa
Porter. (850)926-2400.
A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Free Estimates
Licensed - John Farrell
926-5179
AIR-CON OF WAKULLA
HEATING & A/C
Maintenance & Service
Gary Limbaugh, 926-5592
FL Lic. #CAC1814304
3232 Crawfordville Highway
ALL PRO FENCE
Residential-Commercial
Fencing. 519-1416.

ANYTIME ELECTRIC
Specializing in repair and service,
residential and commercial, homes
and mobile homes. 24-hour service.
Mark Oliver, ER0015233. 421-3012.
BACK FORTY TRACTOR SERVICE
Bushhogging, Boxblading Driveway.
Larry Carter Owner/Operator.
850-925-7931, 850-694-7041. Li-
censed/Insured.
C & R Tractor/Backhoe Services,
large tract and residential site clear-
ing rock, dirt, and road base hauling.
call Crandall (850)933-3346.


CJ SERVICES-Lawn service; haul-
ing; cleanup; phone jacks installed;
house washing, etc. Call 421-9365
for estimate.
Harold Burse Stump Grinding
962-6174


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

528-3487

962-2437


imi. Him


MOVE IN BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
TO THIS 3BD/2BA HOME
ON .42 ACRES. SPLIT FLOOR PLAN,
CATHEDRAL CEILINGS W/BUILT-IN
PLANTER SHELVES, OVERSIZED ONE
CAR GARAGE, ROCKING CHAIR FRONT
PORCH, BACK PATIO.
PRIVATE COMMUNITY WITH BIKE
TRAILS & 2 PARKS WITH FISH PONDS.
PRICED TO SELL AT $159,900.



BlueWaterop
Realty Group


CALL ELAINE GARY 509-5409 OR 926-8777
FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO PREVIEW THIS
QUALITY BUILT HOME BY
TRIPLE H CONSTRUCTION INC.


CLASSIFIED
$7 Per Week!


HABITAT RE-STORE
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.

225 Trucks


In-Home Care. Excellent Refer-
ences. Call (850)210-2865 Anytime.
In-home daycare, Crawfordville, has
openings. 6wks & up. Before & after
welcome. Reasonable rates. Call
926-3547 or 980-5929 for more infor-
mation.
KEITH KEY HEATING & AIR
Commercial, residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service, instal-
lation. All makes and models. Lic.
#RA0062516. 926-3546.
Mowing & Tractor work. Lot & Debris
clean-up. Free estimates. 556-3333.
Munges Tree- 24 hour emergency
service (850)421-8104. Firewood also
available.
Need Cash?
Got Junk Cars, Trucks, & Scrap?
I Buy Scrap Metals!!
850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales.
New construction, additions, wood
rot, decks & fences. Lic. & Ins. 25yrs
experience. Call David 345-0336 or
Bryan 363-1401. Chatham Construc-
tion, Inc.
Nikki's Trucking, LLC. Licensed and
bonded. Mobile home transport & in-
stall services. We also haul rock,
sand and gravel. Donnie Cruse
(850)510-2195. Nicole Cruse
(850)510-5498..
Paul's Trucking.
10-wheeler. Road-base, fill dirt, &
gravel. Call for more information.
850-528-6722. Call Paul for better
prices.
We do alterations, embroidery,
monogramming, sewing in my home.
Cal April @251-3323.403o




tion |
We Process Deer. Raker Farms.c
s125 Schools and Instruc-
(8505102195 NioleCrs


1991 Mazda B2500 pickup truck,
$1,850. White, looks great, excellent
running condition, automatic trans-
mission, 4-cylinder, AC, bed liner,
tinted windows. 926-2187.


Michelle Snow
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Piano-Voice-Guitar-Woodwinds
926-7627

200 Items For Sale

14kt. White gold diamond wedding &
engagement ring set. Appraised at
$3,550, will sell for $2,000 OBO.
Men's Wilson Leather jacket, size
small, brown, $75. 926-8871.


HARTUNG AND
NOBLIN, INC.
REALTORS�


230 Motor Homes and
Campers I


Hunter's Special, 1979 Datsun 4-cyl.,
. Galavan Camper, dual rear wheels,
sink, stove, refrig. Some door panel
rust. $800. 926-2187.
265 Computers and Inter-
net


Used IBM personal computer. Desk-
top. Excellent condition. Good for
small business or home. Call John
508-3011. $425.


Your Perfect Partner
for Real Estate!


RIVER VIEW $395,000
Spend some lazy days in this
3BR/2BA 1,709 Sq. Ft. on the
Sopchoppy River with boat ramp
access. #174402 Lentz Walker
528-3572 or Ed Mc Guffey
524-4940


34 Melody $114,900 146 Broken Bow $119,900
BEST DEAL IN TOWN- VE Homes is offering a one time $5,000
discount to be used as down payment or toward closing costs on
one of these homes with a contract that closes within 3 weeks of
contract. # 171973 & #171980 Joi Hope 210-7300 or Dawn Reed
GRI, CeMS 294-3468

AUCILLA SHORES $99,500
Enjoy the peace and quiet
of the country. 5 acres
with 3BR/2BA 1,456 Sq.
Ft. DWMH that has been
well maintained. #173923
Marsha Hampton 445-1906

OPEN HOUSE Sat., Nov. 24 & Sun., Nov. 25 * 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
GARDENS OF SARALAN- Directions: 319 S. Left on Wakulla Arran rd.
thru 4 way subdivision approx 1 mile on left
Jeannie Porter Managing Broker, CRS, GRI, CeMS 566-4510
Lentz Walker 528-3572 Ed McGuffey 524-4940
Don Henderson 510-4178 Marsha Hampton 445-1906
Bob Monahan 508-1934 Peggy Fox CeMS 524-4294
Dawn Reed, GRI, CeMS 294-3468 Lionel Dazevedo CeMS 284-6961
Kai Page, CNS, GRI, CeMS 519-3781
Marianne Dazevedo Broker Associate GRI, CRS, CeMS 212-1415
Joi Hope Broker Associate 210-7300
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated
2650-1 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327
E2 850-926-2994 Phone 850-926-4875 Fax
a www.coldweHbanker.com MLS.
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BlueWater

Realty Group


Susan Jones
(850) 566-7584

NEW CONSTRUCTION

in Wakulla Gardens

$ 124,900
113 Cochise Street
I This 1,200 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA
j .home has many upgrades with
- fenced backyard.
Seller will pay closing cost.


Tami McDowell
(850) 556-1396






Will build your Dream Home
from your plans or
one of there.
Let Tami & Susan help
get you financed and
into a quality built home by
Copperhead Construction today.


Crawfordville
L-Ti i (850) 926-9261


Dentist at
the Wakulla
County Health
Department.
Must have


209 MALLARD POND


Randy Merritt 251-8860


$102,000
New Construction
Cute 2BR/2BA - Short walking
distance to Lake Ellen with public
boat ramp.Lake Ellen is a large lake
with many recreational opportunities.
. - . Hurricane resistant solid textured con-
crete block construction with all tile
and carpet flooring. 55 Lake Ellen Dr.


M
PROPERTIES


REDUCED
Blue Dolphin Dr. - Large canal front lot with a view of
Oyster Bay - #221 $299,900

Cedar Way Island - Only lot on coast like this, gated,
view of Oyster Bay new sea wall. This is a one of a kind.
#313 $590,000

Fairway - Choice golf front lot at Wildwood Comer lot
with hardwoods, palms. #610 $100,000

Gator Trail - Lot faces lake in grass inlet. #710
$179,000
www.shellpointrealtv.com


Coastal Hwv./Sprine Creek Hwv.
(850) 926-8120 LiEN.D


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275 Home Furnishings

Dining Room - Beautiful cherry table,
2 arm & 4 side chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in boxes, can de-
liver. Must move,. $799.
850-222-7783.
New Queen Orthopedic Pillowtop
Mattress Set in sealed plastic. Full
warranty. Sacrifice $275. Can deliver.
850-222-7783.
Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic with warranty.
$150. Call Sandi 850-222-9879.
Sofa & Loveseat. Brand new 100%
Microfiber, still wrapped, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $499. (delivery
available). 850-425-8374.
Solid Wood sleigh bed-Brand New in
box, $250. (850)425-8374.
305 Machinery Tools &
Equip I

Gehl teleloader w/grappel bucket.
Model CT5-16T. $35,000. 556-3333.

355 Yard Sales

Find treasures and historical publica-
tions at The Old Jail Museum Thrift
Shop, High Drive,' behind Court-
house, Saturdays 9 to 1.
Yard Sale 11/24 8-until. Wakulla Sta-
tion. Take Hwy 267 East to Back
Forty Lane, turn right. See signs.
Girls clothes, baby items, toys, &
misc.
500 Real Estate, Homes
Mobiles

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.

PUBLISHER'S NOTICE
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.


OPPORTUNITY

510 Acreage for Sale

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

520 Townhouses for Rent

11C Townhome in Camelot subdivi-
sion/Crawfordville. 3BR/2BA
$885.00/month. Requires 1 year
lease and security deposit of
$885.00. No pets. Ready at end of
July. Ochlockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001.
www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com.
2BR/21/2BA Townhouse for rent.
With screened porch. 18C Old Court-
house Way. Section 8 accepted.
$850/mo. 933-5242.
530 Comm. Property for R


1,074 sq. ft. Retail Store Front for
Rent in Lewiswood Center, Wood-
ville. Growing area, convenient to
Wakulla and Leon Counties.
421-5039.
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,
926-5084.
Warehouse space available. 1440 sq
ft. Equipment or commercial parking.
1426 Shadeville Hwy. Call
(850)251-2851.

J.M. PECKHAM\
ENTERPRISES,*

RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL


ROOM ADDITIONS
STARTING AT

s74.95 so.FT.
COMPLETE TO THE
PAINT & CARPET







809 80-2821
6,_�BC#125320


$162,900

b M PROPERTIES


2 BR/2 BA and over
1,500 sq. ft. Stainless
appliances, laminate
wood and tile floors,
new light fixtures,
and new paint. You
have to see
this home! [

Call )
David '
s Hoover
S519-7944


THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 21, 2007-Page 5B

Sehing Somethig? Classified Ads For As
S Litdle As $7 A Week 926-7102


FOR RENT
GRADE A
OFFICE RENTAL
$325/month plus tax
Electric, Water
and Sewer Included
Full Kitchen Use
Call (850) 926-4511
for more information


ABC

STORAGE
MINI-WAREHOUSES
BOATS * RV'S

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


* * *New Subdivisions * *
All subdivisions have
underground electric and water.
Carmen Maria - $34,900. 1� ac.
tracts near Lake Talquin.
Savannah Forest - $45,900.
1� ac. tracts off Wak. Arran Rd.
Established Community!
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.


Beautiful Canal-Side Aboe
77 Gulf Breeze Dr.
9, 2BR/2BA coastal home on deepwa
- nal w/ dock located in beautiful C
i i Bay Estates. Features custom tile in
area, wrap-around deck, outdoor sh
screened porch, large mezzanine
hurricane shutters. $670.000


2 acre tract in Wakulla Forest
with paved roads and city water
$2,500 allowance. $54,900.
Carmen Rocio - Peifect
opportunity > lowest priced lot!
2 ac. lot off Shadeville Hwy near
Wakulla Station. $64,900.
Two 5+ acre tracts off
Rehwinkel Rd. with large trees
on the back of properties and a
small pond.
$134,750 and $136,250.
2 acre tract with large
hardwoods in Beechwood
Subdivision off
Shadeville Highway. $52,900.


Under
Construction!
HOP approved
1219 square foot
home in Montejo
Subdivision,
Tallahassee.
3BR/2BA with tile
and carpet, vaulted
ceiling in living
room, custom trim
package, knock-
down finish walls,
ceiling fans, and a
fully equipped
kitchen. $159,900.


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water ca-
)yster
Living call
shower, Donna Card
,& 850-508-1235





Almost Complete!
Come home to this spacious
3BR/2BA 1515 square foot
home. Features include brick
and Hardie board, 11' x 17'
patio, large 2 car garage,
ceiling fans throughout, vaulted
ceilings in the living area, & in
the master bedroom - tray ,
ceilings and his and her closets
Great for first time home
buyers!! $189,900. Upgrade
nackage avallahlel


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16. Big silver
exporter
17. [see other side]
18. Ouzo flavoring
19. Conical reed
20. Last word in an
argument,
perhaps
23. Play for a sap
24. Fateful day
25. Riverbank romper
27. Best qualified
30. "With parsley," on
fancy menus
33. _ Line (railroad
serving Chicago)
34. Dismissed from
one's job
38. Difficult problem
42. Close by
43. "Smoking or ?"
44. Two-syllable feet
45. Hanging loosely
48. Doppler device
51. "Of course!"
52. Hoppy beverage
53. "Go to jail" phrase
60. Brass component
62. _ Open (former
Florida PGA
tourney)
63. Esau, to Jacob
64. Steinbeck's Tom
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66. Wash up
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545 Homes for Sale


-Just Reduced! $93,000 Firm.
.1273 Old Woodville Road - cozy,
sturdy renovated older 3BR/1BA
home on comer 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. Includes
' year warranty. Premier Properties,
.(850)421-0020.

555 Houses for Rent


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.
v-ww.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com.


2BR/1 BA 65 Neeley Rd Wakulla Gar-
dens. No Pets. $626/mo. Call
926-8795.


2BR/1BA on Chatahoochee
St./Panacea. $525/mo. plus $525 se-
curity. Requires 1 year lease. Och-
lockonee Bay Realty: 850-984-0001.
www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com

2BR/1BA waterfront rental. Central
heat/air. On St. Marks River. No
smoking/pets. $800/mo. First, last, &
deposit. 850-228-8411.

3BR/2BA new Wakulla Gardens
home for rent. No smoking or pets
allowed inside. $925/month, in-
cludes garbage collection.
850-570-0575.

3BR/2BA Sopchoppy River Front-
Rental. No Pets. $1,000/month plus
deposit. 850-766-1449.

Crawfordville, like new, large 2 bed-
room, 2 full bath duplex. $675 per
month. Call Linda 926-1467.

For Rent. 161 Hickory Ave. $500/mo.
$300/deposit. Call 528-7295 or
570-0575.


560 Land for Sale

18 lots in Magnolia Gardens. All
cleared. All permits and plans site
ready. No impact fee required. Regu-
lar septic available. Starting at
$22,000. 926-7076 or 933-6862.
565 Mobile Homes for
Rent

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT. Clean,
neat, and well-maintained. Front and
rear decks. New paint, carpet and
some appliances. No pets. Lease
purchase option, owner-financing
available for qualified buyers. Call
Leigh for more information
(850)926-4511.:

570 Mobile Homes for Sale|

2BR/1BA 1989 Singlewide. 12x48.
Good Condition. $8,000. Call
933-7317.
580 Rooms for Rent/Room
mates I
Weekly Rentals Available,$175-$200
per week, wireless Internet, Panacea
Motel,(850)984-5421.


Tallahassee Museum Market Days will be held


The Tallahassee Museum is
gearing up for the 42nd Annual
Market Days on Saturday, Dec. 1
and Sunday, Dec. 2. Market Days
is one of the largest juried arts
and crafts festivals in the south-
east. More than 300 vendors,
including three from Wakulla
County, will make Market Days
one of the holiday season's most
sought after event.
More than 10,000 shoppers


will enter the fairgrounds from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Wakulla County artist Jake
Hines will display jewelry and
shells. Bill and Ann Kennedy
will display jewelry and photo-
graphic artwork and JeffMohr
will display metal accessories;
General admission is $6, for
adults and $4 for children ages
6 to 12. Children under five are


free. Parking is available at the
North Florida Fairgrounds for
$3 per car. Handicapped parking
is available at no charge. Early
bird tickets are $25 each and
are available at the Tallahassee
Museum, For more information,
call 575-8684.
. The event is a major fundrais-
er for the Tallahassee Museum,
celebrating 50 years in 2007.


Covenant Hospice Recognizes


Area Veterans at Eden Springs


In the spirit of gratitude and
heartfelt recognition of their
service and sacrifice, Covenant
Hospice recognized. veterans at
the Eden Springs Nursing & Reha-
bilitation Center in a ceremony at
the facility last week. Each veter-
an was presented with a Hospice
and Veteran's Partnership pin and
framed personalized certificate
expressing gratitude for their
years of service to our country.
Sheriff David Harvey presented
the veterans with their certificates


and Captain Steve Ganey, with
the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice, pinned each veteran. The
Wakulla County High School
ROTC Color Guard presented the
flag during the ceremony.
"Covenant Hospice saw a
need to recognize these veterans
because so many of them are un-
able to travel to the traditional
recognition events held in the
community because of their medi-
cal conditions," said Steve Camp-
bell, Director of Operations for


the Covenant Hospice Tallahassee
Area Office. "We are taking the
ceremony to the residence and
finding the experience richly re-
warding. The stories the veterans
tell about their military service
experiences are incredible"
Covenant Hospice currently
serves more than 1,200 patients
daily and is a not-for-profit orga-
nization dedicated to providing
comprehensive, compassionate
care to patients and loved ones
facing life-limiting illnesses,


Military men in training


William "Trey"Taylor


John S. Melton
luiMarine 'Corps Reserve Pfc.
Joh S. Melton son of o '
Devenna Pearson of Oakfield,
Ga. and John S. Melton of Craw-
fordville, recently completed
basic training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
and was promoted to his cur-
rent rank.
Melton successfully complet-
ed 12 weeks of training designed
to challenge new Marine recruits
both physically and mentally.
- Melton and fellow recruits
began their training at 5 a. m.,
by running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics. In addition
to the physical conditioning pro-
gram, Melton spent numerous
hours in classroom and field
assignments which included
learning first aid, uniform regu-
lations, combat water survival,
marksmanship, hand-to-hand


PFC William "Trey" Taylor
graduated from the Military
Police One Station Unit training
at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. on
Thursday, Nov. 15. Taylor was
an honor graduate for the first
platoon of Charlie Company.
He is part of the 160th Mili-
tary Police Battalion. Taylor is
the son of Joann W. and Wil-
liam E. Taylor of Crawfordville.
He graduated from Wakulla
High School in 2007. The Army
Reserve unit is based in Tal-
lahassee.


combat and assorted weapons
training. They performed close
order drill and operated as a
small infantry unit during field
training.
Melton and other recruits
also received instruction on
the Marine Corps' core values
- honor, courage and commit-
ment, and what the words mean
in guiding personal and profes-
sional conduct,
Melton and fellow recruits
ended the training phase with
The Crucible, a 54-hour team
effort, problem solving evolu-
tion which culminated with an
emotional ceremony in which
the recruits were presented the
Marine Corps Emblem, and
were addressed as "Marines" for
the first time since boot camp
began.
Melton is a 2007 graduate of
Wakulla High School.


AARP Tax-Aide seeks more volunteers


AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's
largest free volunteer-run tax
counseling and preparation ser-
vice is seeking volunteers now
to assist in tax preparation and
e-filing activities. Volunteers of
all ages and backgrounds are
welcome. You do not need to be
an,AARP member to volunteer,
nor do you need to be a retiree.
Last year, AARP Tax-Aide vol-
unteers helped more than two
million taxpayers nationwide
and more than 400 in the Craw-
fordville area alone. Volunteers


are trained to file tax returns
electronically by computer with
the IRS. This service is at no cost
to individuals and refunds are
usually processed within two
weeks. Volunteers say: "AARP
Tax-Aide makes me feel good
when I help others. Taxpayers
that I have helped tell me how
grateful they -are. And besides
that, I have made lots of new
friends!"
Tax counselors receive free
tax training and become IRS
certified by passing a basic open


book IRS exam. Tax software will
be taught, but basic computer
skills and prior experience with
Windows operating system is
required. Tax Counselors prepare
tax returns for low-to-moderate
income persons and for senior
adults. New volunteers will work
under the supervision of other
experienced counselors. Being a
Tax-Aide Counselor volunteer is
a great way to learn new skills
and to assist others within your
community.
For more information on how


you can serve with the AARP
Tax-Aide team, contact Bettye
Trites at 926-4912 or Gordon
Anthony at 349-2607., You may
also contact the toll-free number
1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669)
or visit the web site at www.
aarp.org/taxaide.
AARP Tax-Aide is adminis-
tered through the AARP Foun-
dation in cooperation with the
Internal Revenue Service., The
AARP Foundation is an affiliated,
501 (c) (3) nonpartisan charitable
organization.


Become a Santa to a Wakulla senior citizen


A local company is spon-
soring a special holiday cam-
paign designed to brighten
the lives of hundreds of local
seniors. Home Instead Senior
Care has teamed up with lo-
cal community, organizations,
retailers and volunteers to col-
lect, wrap and donate gifts to
needy or lonely seniors in Leon,
Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla
counties.
This year's campaign will fo-
cus on isolated seniors, some of
whom are among this nation's
"elder orphans."
"We see older adults who
have no one during this fes-
tive season and that makes for
a very sad and lonely time,"
said Scott Harrell, owner of the
Home Instead Senior Care office
in Tallahassee. "Whether they


are in a nursing home or in
their own homes, where more
are choosing to stay, it's impor-
tant to reach out to isolated
older adults during this special
time of the year."
That's what makes Home
Instead Senior Care's Be a Santa
to a Senior program such a
boost for older adults during
the holidays. The campaign
has become the largest gift-giv-
ing project of its kind for older
adults.
Here's how the program,
which runs from Nov. 9 through
Dec. 16, works: Prior to the hol-
iday season, the participating
local non-profit organizations
will identify needy, orphaned
and isolated seniors in the
community and provide those
names to Home Instead Senior


Care. Christmas trees, which
will go up in Super Wal-Mart at
5500 Thomasville Road; Sam's
Club at 3122 Dick Wilson Blvd.;
Sears in Governor's Square Mall;
and Belk's in the Tallahassee
Mall on Nov. 9, will feature or-
naments with the first names
only of the needy seniors and
their respective gift requests.
Holiday shoppers can pick up
an ornament, buy items on the
list and return them unwrapped
to the store, along with the se-
nior ornament attached. Home
Instead Senior Care then enlists
the volunteer help of its staff,
senior-care business associates,
non-profit workers and others
to collect, wrap and distribute
the gifts to these seniors.
In 2006, 196,500 lonely, needy
seniors across North America


received 312,500 gifts through
this program. Moreover, 21,000
volunteers supported Santa dur-
ing last year's holiday season,
with 1,500 locations across
North America hosting a tree.
"Be a Santa to a Senior is an
annual holiday tradition that is
changing the way many view
the needs of seniors during
the holidays," Harrell said. "We
hope that the community will
support our efforts as a way of
giving back to the seniors in
our area who have given us so
much."
Businesses are encouraged
to contact the local Home In-
stead Senior Care office about
adopting groups of seniors
- especially as an office holiday
party project. For more infor-
mation, call (850) 297-1897.


"I highly recommend Wakulla Bank. They

helped me bring my business to a new level."


For Theophalis McBride, the point of running his night club is to give

people a place to come out and have a good time. When he decided to

really let the good times roll, he talked to Wakulla Bank.


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Additional parking. A 5,000 square foot addition. Wakulla Bank's loan officers

were able to walk him through the process and make it all happen.



From business checking, to loans, to merchant cards, Wakulla Bank

has the services that businesses need most. When you have a vision,

you need a bank that can help make it real. That's Wakulla Bank.

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