The Wakulla County Court-
house will soon be renovated and
the present staff hopes to share
the building with community
residents before the renovation
begins with a Holiday Open
On Sept. 5, 1949, the present
Wakulla County Courthouse
was dedicated to the administra-
tion of justice and the people
of Wakulla County. There was a
ceremony, followed by an open
house for citizens to tour the
In 1991, an addition was added
to the courthouse, and it was also
accompanied by an open house,
held July 11, 1992.
"In the next several months,
wewill begin a courthouse reno-
vation/addition project to our
existing structure," said Wakulla
County Clerk Brent Thurmond.
"It will not radically alter the
current courthouse facility, but it
will be different when completed.
We wanted to invite the public to
come see us before this project
is started. We have many things
still intact from the original court-
house project and have many
items on display that represent
S county activities from the old.
wooden courthouse, which is
also undergoing its own.historic
Residents are invited to swing
by and enjoy light refreshments,
tours, explanations of what is
done in the various departments
and music. The Clerk's office will
also give away forms for those
who might be interested in a
civil or recording form that costs
money during the normal course
"We will be showcasing the�
current facility, which is in the
best shape it has been in for
the last several years," said the
"We also plan to display infor-
mation on improvements coming
in the long awaited addition/
renovation project. Last, but not
least, we will have a new batch of
local student artwork on display
in our hallways."
"The public is invited, includ-
ing well behaved children who
may enjoy the holiday decora-
tions.,We look forward to seeing
you and your family for this infor-
mal event," Thurmond added.
For more information, contact
Tempie Sailors in the clerk's of-
fice at 926-0342.
A soldier home for the holidays
Wakulla County residents lined the highway to welcome home US Army veteran Josh
Bowen. Bowen, a former Wakulla High School wrestler, is a veteran of two Iraq war zone
tours. For more information about Bowen, see Page 17A.
A road by any other name...
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN.
A workshop last week to dis-
cuss a request to re-name Lower
Bridge Road after Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr.
became con- Opinions
divisive, and Our View:
missioners right thing. I
sought to find and unite ou
- including a *Your Vie'
that future thought]
road signs over racial iss
In 2003, the commission,
voted to designate Lower Bridge
Road as Martin Luther King Me-
morial Road. Since then, vandals
have repeatedly removed signs,
some of which were thrown
into Cherokee Sink. A request
was made by members of the
black community To rename
"the road rather thaq just give it
a designation, noting thu;,,he
designation does not appear on
Smaps with road names.
At a workshop on the issue
held Monday, Nov. 19, public
comments became somewhat
heated and racially divisive,
with a white versus black, "we"
versus "them" mindset.
Lower Bridge resident Wal-
lace Bailey in-
- Page 2 flamed things
early on with a
)o the comment that,
nor i King ingaGodoutof
county. Martin Luther
:Writer that his Bible
ad gotten told him to not
ues. "It's done been
said, "why be
worried with it again?"
Jenny V..Jones of the Wakulla
Christian Coalition said thete
was no effort to make King into
a God, but to give honor where
honor was due.
"It's not a white and bladk
issue," Clay Nelson said. "It'sa
right issue. It's the right thing
to do." To make a point, Nel-
son pointed at Commissioner
George Green, the county's first
black commissioner, saying.
"Times are changing."
See KING on Page 19A'
Old subdivisions face limit on number of homes
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Commissioners face a quandary in a
long overlooked provision of the com-
prehensive growth plan that, in subdivi-
sions that don't conform to the county's
density requirement such as Wakull?
Gardens, limits a property owner to
only one single-family dwelling unit,
no matter how many contiguous lots
Several home builders cried foul,
and a real estate broker asked why the
county couldn't just continue to consider
the old non-conforming lots as "grand-
Lindsay Stevens, the county's director
of planning and community develop-
ment, presented the matter to commis-
sioners at their meeting on Monday,
Nov. 19, saying she didn't know why
the provision had not been enforced
With the county unable to submit
amendments to its comp plan because
Brimner is new commission chair,
Green is vice-chair
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Ed Brimner will be the new chairman of the county commission when the board
meets on Monday, Dec. 3. George Green will serve as vice-chair.
Commissioner Maxie Lawhon nominated Brimner and Green at the end of the
Monday, Nov. 19 commission meeting when the board took up reorganizational
It was the last meeting chaired by Brian Langston, who has presided over meet-
ings for the past year.
Green at first seemed to cast a dissenting vote against the nominations, then
indicated that he went along for a unanimous vote.
The choice of Brimner means that Commissioner Howard Kessler, who is second
in seniority on the board with five years served, has never served as chairman.
,Under Langston's chairmanship, Kessler was vice-chair, presiding over meetings
when Langston was absent.
the Evaluation and Appraisal Report. due
in September, hasn't been filed with the
state Department of Community Affairs
it appears the earliest the county could
transmit a text-based amendment to the
DCA is June 2008.
The policy affects mostly subdivisions
platted in the 1950s arid '60s, such as
Wakulla Gardens, Magnolia Gardens and
Magnolia Gardens and Griner's Addi:
tion are currently designated as Urban-r
on the Future Land Use map, but since
sewer is not available to either subdivfi
sion, the land use has a maximum of
one residential unit per acre. It would
take 18 contiguous 25 by 100 foot lots
or nine contiguous 50 by 100 foot lots
to meet that requirement.
The cbmp plan included a hardship~
provision for landowners affected by the
change, but to get the exemption it had
to be filed for by Oct 31, 1996.
See HOMES on Page 19A
Cat. 4 storm here...a colorful scary story
Wakulla Emergency Ser-
vices stay ready
By KEITH BLACKMAR
Wakulla County residents have been
pleased that they have not needed
Emergency Management Director Scott
Nelson's expertise, but Nelson warns that
property owners should not become com-
placent about emergency preparation.
Nelson took over for Joe Blanchard
in July 2006 and the hurricane seasons
have been quiet in Wakulla County since.
But the hurricane seasons have not been
quiet overall, said Nelson, especially in
Mexico and Central America.
Blanchard had a flurry of activity in
his office prior to becoming the Wakulla
See EMERGENCY on Page 19A
Major Maurie angton with Emeency Management Director Scott Nelson
Major Maurice Iangston with Emergency Management Director Scott Nelson
n ) Decoratinc
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Classifieds................ Page 7B
Comment & Opinion Page 2A
Outdoors................... Page 10A
School....................... Page 14A
Sheriff's Report........ Page 12A
Week In Wakulla........Page 3A
Page 2A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007
Comment & Opinion
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Cool fall air helps us let
go of the past and look
forward to the future
By COURTNEY L. ROZANSKI
The long, humid days were beginning to feel heavy, not only
weighing upon my mood, but exceedingly torturous upon my
hair, as well. I awoke early one Saturday morning, fixed a nice
strong pot of jasmine green tea and walked into my backyard
with my two German Shepherds
alongside, to enjoy a leisurely
morning all to myself, without the
urgency of having to prepare for
I strolled around my yard and
felt an ever so slight chill in the
air. A little hint that fall was on the
There is something about the
cool, crisp fall air that creates a
feeling of rebirth and rejuvena-
tion within. I tiptoed along the
stone pavers, beneath the arbor
encircled in jasmine vine, through
tlIe cool, dew tipped grass and my
eg focused upon the diamond-like
rays of the early morning sunlight
cascading onto the bushels of bamboo.
-My ears resounded with the gentle song of the morning bird
afd I thought to myself with a lengthy exhale - this is living
Th ese moments of quiet contemplation and appreciation of the
wmirld around us can be so fulfilling. I thought about how much
wvrk my husband put into our yard to give it such a picturesque
landscape. It was hard to imagine when we first moved into our
hbuse and struggled with the clearing of the underbrush and
piles of dirt when in front of me was a cascading waterfall and
an entire community of butterflies dancing in the wind.
It didn't matter what was happening outside the parameter
of my fence line because within my world I was off to a great
beginning of a brand new day.
SIt is so important to set the tone for your day by using simple
thoughts and techniques. The very moment you awaken, set
your feet to the ground and the first thought that comes to
mind will originate the course of your day. Tell yourself how
you dream for yourday to unfold, have faith and believe it, feel
as though it is already starting to happen and you will see that
surprisingly the day will seem brighter and just as you imagined
it to be. Each breath of cool, fall air is an opportunity to let go of
the past and move forward to new beginnings
Courtney Laine Rozanski writes from Crawfordville.
Do the right thing. Honor King and unite our county.
Months ago when the Wakulla
County Christian Coalition came
before the Wakulla County Com-
mission to request the renaming of
Lower Bridge Road in memory of
slain civil rights activist Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., it became a political
hot potato on a par with adopting
new, updated impact fees.
Jennie V. Jones and other county
residents asked board members
to consider changing the name of
Lower Bridge Road to Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Road. The gesture
would not only honor King, but
would provide the coalition with
a high profile roadway that would
demonstrate that Wakulla County
has graduated from the segregated
days of the 1960s. The newly named
King road could be seen from U.S.
The county commission came up
with a watered down alternative to
name Lower Bridge Road as King
Memorial Road and several signs
were erected from Crawfordville to
U.S. Highway 98. The board hoped
the issue would fade away, but it
Unfortunately, thanks to vandals,
the blue King signs were stolen or
For Commemorative Use Only
defaced as quickly as former Public
Works Director Randy Merritt and
his staff could erect them.
On Monday, Nov. 19, Jones and
her coalition members attended a
workshop where it became clear
that the county commission was
not going to do the right thing and
rename any or all of the road for
the late Dr. King.
That was offensive. But even
more offensive was the commen-
tary of a handful of residents who
spoke about "us" and "them" like
we are living in the medieval times.
Commissioner Howard Kessler
asked the board members to unite
the communities and work together
to solve the issue to the pleasure of
white residents and African Ameri-
Unfortunately, there is and has
been very little compromise on the
present board during the past few
years and even less accomplished at
In 2006, Commissioner George
Green was elected to the county
commission. It is time for Green to
step up to the plate and stop being
the silent commissioner after more
than a year in office.
George Green is an intelligent
man who should be able to help
guide the board through the pro-
cess to do the right thing. Commu-
nity members volunteered in past
years to put their ideas together to
develop the county's Comprehen-
sive Plan and Landscaping ordi-
nance. We are sure there are several
dedicated residents who would be
willing to work with Green or any
other board members to help repre-
sent their constituents in bringing
the King matter to a peaceful and
Times are changing in Wakulla
County, but not fast enough.
Editor, The News:
Wakulla County residents
and business owners have
been fortunate for many years
to have had an outstanding
volunteer fire rescue service.
That is not only my opinion;
it is a fact often cited by of-
ficials of the Florida State Fire
Marshal's Office and other
fire service personnel around
the state.And, thankfully,
our county's volunteer fire
departments remain among
the best in the state. However,
there is a serious and growing
problem within many of the
county's 10 departments. That.
problem is a severe shortage
of volunteer firefighters.
To be effective, even a
small volunteer fire depart-
ment needs at least 20 active,
trained firefighters. Fully
staffed volunteer fire depart-
ments were not a problem a
few years ago with some de-
partments often having more
volunteers than needed. Un-
fortunately, that is no longer
the case. Currently, in Wakulla
County, there are several
volunteer fire departments
where membership rosters are
down to less than 10 firefight-
ers. As a result, on occasion,
when the fire alarm sounds,
these seriously understaffed
departments often have no
volunteer firefighters avail-
able to respond to the calls,
particularly if the calls are
received during work hours
when many members are not
While having too few
volunteer firefighters avail-
able to respond to fire calls
is clearly a serious problem,
such shortage of volunteer
firefighters creates another
related problem. Volunteer fire
departments are periodically
and independently evaluated
and rated to determine their
fire protection capabilities.
Most departments in our
county, due primarily to too
few firefighters, are likely
to receive downgraded fire
protection capability ratings in
upcoming reviews. If that oc-
curs, it would have an adverse
affect on the county's home
and business owners through
higher costs for fire insurance.
Thankfully, last year, the
Wakulla County Commission
recognized the problem of too
few volunteer firefighters and
provided funds to employ six
paid firefighters and a paid
fire chief to be stationed at
the Crawfordville Fire Rescue
Department giving that sta-
tion two paid firefighters on
duty 24/7. These paid fire-
fighters respond to fires and
other emergency incidents in
the Crawfordville fire district
and, as needed, throughout
the county in order to assist
volunteer firefighters in other
areas of the county.
Hiring paid firefighters was
clearly a much-needed step
in the right direction but has
only scratched the surface
of the worsening problem of
far too few volunteers. While.
the two paid firefighters are
available to respond through-
out the county, there has
to be volunteer firefighters
available onsite wherever the..
emergency might exist and
that often is "not the case. Two
paid firefighters arriving on
scene and finding themselves
without assistance from local
volunteer firefighters cannot
effectively combat a structure
fire or other major emergency
The problem of too few
volunteer firefighters is not
unique to Wakulla County.
It is, in fact, a nationwide
problem. People simply have
too many other interests
and demands on their time
to devote time to providing
service to their communities
as volunteer firefighters. As
a result, counties nationwide
have begun taking action to,
at least in part, alleviate the
problem of too few volunteer
firefighters by augmenting
understaffed volunteer depart-
ments with paid firefighters
as we have begun to do in our
The all-volunteer fire
departments this county and
others throughout the nation
have relied upon for many
years are rapidly becoming
obsolete entities and rapidly
being replaced with what is
referred to in the industry
as "combination fire depart-
ments". These are fire depart-
ments staffed with a minimal
number of paid firefighters
supplemented with volunteer
Although our county has
begun hiring paid firefighters
and will likely have to hire
more in the future, volunteer
fire departments throughout
the county must continue to
rely on community volunteers
to staff local fire departments.
We urge residents, particu-
larly those in smaller, outlying
areas such as Ochlockonee
Bay, Shell Point, Sopchoppy,
Riversink and elsewhere in
the county, to consider becom-
ing volunteer firefighters. Your
assistance is sorely needed in
order to provide your commu-
nity with effective fire protec-
If you are willing to serve
your community as a volun-
teer firefighter or simply want
more information about the
service, please contact your
local volunteer fire chief. If
you are not able to serve as a
volunteer, please discuss this
issue with your neighbors and
others who might be inter-
ested in joining the ranks of
community volunteer firefight-
If you are unable to contact
your local fire chief, you may
me or: Chief Jason Honeybone
at 519-0567 or jhoneybone@
mywakulla.com, or Larry Low-
horn at 544-2205 or larry@
David Harrison, President
Wakulla County United Fire-
Race issue exists.
We must face it.
Editor, The News:
On Monday, Nov. 19, my
daughter, son-in-law and I at-
tended a county commission
workshop to discuss renaming
Lower Bridge Road. I am 67
years old and I thought we
had gotten over this racial is-
sue in Wakulla County. But to
my disappointment, I see we
have not. I was very disturbed
by the comments made at
the workshop in regards to
naming one street after a man
who stood for equality among
all Americans. It is time for
this county to admit that we
have a problem between the
As long as the African
American community in
Wakulla sits back and allows
our elected officials to get in
office and then back out on
the will of the people, we will
always have a problem. When
it was time to vote for this
proposal there were only two
officials who voted to re-
named Lower Bridge, Commis-
sioners Kessler and Green. I'm
sure African American voters
voted for the other officials,
but where were they? In 2007,
we should not be addressed
as they or them as we were
at the workshop on Nov. 19.
We are people, citizens of the
United States, who live in the
land of free, but are we really?
We as a people cannot
come together to rename a
road, but yet we name parks
and roads in Wakulla after
people who did not accom-
plish half of the great works
Dr. King did. Most people
will say that race is not the
issue but it is, just take a look
around the county. How many
black owned businesses are
located in Wakulla County?
In the county commis-
sioner's office how many
African Americans do you see
employed in that particular
office? How many are on the
school board and how many
are principals in the schools.
The head of veteran service
office sits back in a little office
without a secretary. He is an
African American. Some of us
are still living in the 1950s and
1960s. There are many citizens
in Wakulla who show their
true side when it's time to
give recognition to a man who-
died for all us to'be judged for
the content of our character
and not the color of our skin.
The next time you travel
around Wakulla County check
it out. Look in the little store
front businesses. How many
African Americans work in a
hometown white owned busi-
What I'am saying is that
we are not visible when you'
walk into these places except.
Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart came ..
into the county and employed
more African Americans and
low income people than any- j
other business in our county.
We need to wake up and .
address this issue up front n-
stead of pretending it doesn't 1
exist. As far as race relations
go, there needs to be a special
committee formed in Wakulla
County to try and bridge the
gap between the races, so that
'we can move forward into-
the future. For many years
residents of Wakulla County
have swept racial issues under
the rug as if they do not exist.
They exist. If this road does
not get renamed it will give a |
dear message to the Africans
Americans in Wakulla County.
It's time to get our heads out
the sand and face this and
stop saying it's not about race. 'I
Benita Triplett and family
70% of county
Editor, The Newss
Robert Seidler had a
last week in The News that
contained some great infor-
mation about prescribed fire
and wildfire management, but
unfortunately included one of-
ten-repeated local inaccuracy,
Seidler noted that, "Those of
us in Wakulla County live on
the wild side with more than
70 percent of the county that
is wild land under Federal
Not quite. According to the
October 2007 listing by Florida
Natural Areas Inventory 59
percent of Wakulla's land base
is under federal land manage-
ment and an additional 3 per-
cent is state owned, for a total
of 62 percent publicly owned
conservation land. This is
an impressive proportion of
the landscape in our county.
Sadly, some people, including
past and present county com-
missioners, have intentionally
used inaccurate information
to imply that the government
owns and controls so much
of the county that unplanned i
See Letters on Page 17A
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007-Page 3A.
Week in Wakulla
Thursday, November 29
GROUP meets at the public
library at 6 p.m.
BOOK NOOK, for children in
grades K-5, will be held at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB
meets at Posey's Up the Creek
in Panacea at noon.
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.
Friday, November 30
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
Sundayat 6 p.m., Monday for
women at 6 p.m., and Wednes-
day at 8 p.m.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM
SESSION will be held at the
senior center from 10 a.m. to
noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
Saturday, December 1
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be
held at Wakulla United Method-
ist Church in Wakulla Station
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items
for sale will include Christmas
decorations, baby quilts and
candles, plus a bake sale.
NA meets at the Torch, 16
Lower Bridge Road, at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 599-
OLD JAIL MUSEUM will be
open selling thrift shop and his-
torical society items to benefit
renovation of the museum from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CHAT will host Animal
Health Services at the shelter
from 11 a.m. until noon.
Monday, December 3
meets in the commission board-
room at 6 p.m. A workshop on
the Evaluation and Appraisal
Report will be held at 4 p.m.,
and a workshop on budget strat-
egies will be held at 5 p.m
Tuesday, December 4
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
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.
Wednesday, December 5
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
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be
held at the senior citizens center
at 10:30 a.m.
Hospice hosts remembrance service
The 2007 Big Bend Hospice
Service of Remembrance, a com-
munity service to remember
those we have loved and lost,
will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 6
p.m. at the Hudson.Park pavil-
ion. in Crawfordville.
Please join Big Bend Hospice
officials and the Wakulla Coun-
ty Advisory Council as they
remember loved ones who are
no longer with us, but whom we
hold in our hearts eternally.
National Flu Week is
reminder to vaccinate
National Influenza Vaccina-
tion Week began on Nov. 27.
The HealthDay reported that
"the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) is
emphasizing the week of Nov. 27
to Dec. 2 as National Influenza
In addition, the American
Academy of Family Physicians is
promoting "Tuesday, Nov. 27 as
Children's Flu Vaccination Day,
with a reminder that more than
20,000 children under age five
are hospitalized every year as a
result of influenza." Health offi-
cials are encouraging consumers
to get..he flu vaccine because
there are enough doses for every
American this year.
This time of remembrance
and healing includes music,
words of comfort and an op-
portunity to light a candle and
speak the name of your loved
one. Everyone is welcome to
attend whether or not they
have benefitted from hospice
The speakers will include
Regina Compton. Big'Bend
Hospice Wakulla/Franklin Team
Manager, Chaplain Ed Lyon,
Reverend Clarence Gavin and
Reverend Andrew Creel.
Music will be provided by
the Michelle Snow School of
Music and Hospice Music Thera-
pist Kristin Reilly.
The honorary chairs for the
event are Larry and Sue Mas-
For more information, call
Community Resources Coor-
dinator Tammie Barfield at
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bazaar Dec. 1
The Wakulla United Method-
ist Church will be hosting its
annual Christmas Bazaar on
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m.
Crafts will include handmade
Christmas decorations, dish
towels, baby quilts, candles,
table runners, place mats, wood
crafts and many more unique
The bake sale will include
cakes, cookies, bread, pies,
brownies, fudge, candies, jellies,
jams and more.
There will be two drawings
for two handmade quilts, one
queen size and one full size.
Tickets are $2 each and will be
on sale at the bazaar.
The drawing will be held at
3 p.m. the day of the event and
the winner does not have to be
present to win.
The church is located at 1584
Old Woodville Road in Wakulla
Station. The church office phone
number is 421-5741. The office is
open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
St. Elizabeth /
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Holy Eucharist 8:30 am
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Reverend John Spicer
2263 Curtis Mill Rd.
Sopchoppy, FL * 962-3774
Pastor John S. Dunning
(From Rhema Bible Training Center)
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
V'isitors Are Allways Welm!
a , ,ancy FMr54 , P; tor
.Wm aned ea (nd Fi Pint i d.
165 Friendship Church Road
Pastor - Elder
- Church Services -
Sunday School............ 10 a.m.
Morning Worship...... 11 a.m.
Evening Worship......... 5 p.m.'
Wed Prayer Service... 7 p.m.1
Everyone is Welcome! (
Harold H. Blanton Sr.
Harold H. Blanton, Sr., 81, of
Tallahassee died Wednesday,
The funeral services were
held Sunday, Nov. 25 at Culley's
MeadowWood Funeral Home in
Tallahassee. Interment will fol-
low at Culley's MeadowWood
A native of Troy, Ala., he was
a longtime resident of Tallahas-
see. He was a public school
principal and administrator.
As a principal and education
administrator, he served the
public-school children and citi-
zens of Florida for more than
30 years. His career in Florida
began in Lafayette County at
age 23, and through the years
continued in Wakulla County
and Leon Counties. His final
professional years were spent as
Accreditation Director and Food
Service Director for the State
Department of Education. After
serving in WWII, he returned
home and received a Bachelors
degree from Troy State Univer-
sity and a Masters degree from
the University of Florida. He was
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165 Surt ,1 , R .sf.,:-ro ,
Church Of Christ
Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .............5 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study... 7 p.m.
Visitors are welcome!
Home Bible Courses available...
please call for details,
ivan A sembly of God
' 202 Ivan Church Road
PrMauAo'I o( Crawfordville
"Come & Worship With Us"
Sunday School...............:........ 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship.................. 11 a.m.
Evening Worship.................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service.................. 7 p.m.
& Youth Service................7....7 p.m.
Royal Rangers.........................7 p.m.
M issionettes ............................. p.m.
an outstanding athlete and an
avid college football fan all his
life. He will be missed by his
community as a strong leader
and mentor, and missed by his
family as an outstanding hus-
band and father.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of 60 years, Beulah Gibson
Blanton; a daughter, Pam Blan-
ton Peacock and husband Gerry;
a son, Harold H. "Hal" Blanton,
Jr. and Brenda; two granddaugh-
ters, Amy Blanton Dunson and
husband Dane, and their daugh-
ter, Emily, and Sherri Blanton
Atwell and husband Steven,
and Amy and Sherri's mother,
Debi Collins, and daughter Kim
Blanton Faulkner and husband
Mike, granddaughter Nicole
"Meggie" Faulkner and son Brett
and grandson Sam Faulkner
and daughter Anita Blanton
Collins and husband Hart and
grandsons Keith Collins and
Sean Collins. In addition, he is
survived by his sisters, Hildred
Blanton Smith, Joann Blanton
Council, and Linda Blanton
Edison and their children and
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Morning Worship 11AM
AWANA CLUB 5PM
Evening Worship 6 PM
Wednesday 7 PM - Prayer Meeting, A U
Youth & Children's Programs
Dr. Bill Jenkins, Pastor
Randy Anderson, Minister of Music
Vicki Anderson, Youth Director
Jerry Evans, Mike Crouch, Bernie Kemp - Musicians
Welcome to Mission by the Sea
Mark your calendar! Two special dates
Before we lose perspective of the holiday season, remember
the reason. The same God who gives us Jesus for our
salvation gives us prophecy for our understanding. Come and
learn about prophecy as woven into the daily news.
2 Special Services
10 a.m. - The Rapture & the news
11:30 a.m. Spaghetti Lunch
S1 p.m. - Overview of Revelation
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,,: .,undays 10:00 a.m * Alligator Point Road
For 36 years, A Christ-centered church open to all
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
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See OBITUARIES on Page 18A
24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
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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
"Where everybody is somebody in His body."
Sunday School ................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ............10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship................. p.m.
Wednesday Evening ......... 6:45 p.m.
Pastor Gary Tucker
1 of Wakulla County
.cross from WHS
s 9:00 a.m.
ol M-F (3-5 Years)
or Les Kimball
7808 * Pre-School926-5557
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.
Pastor Drew Standridge
- Crawfordville United
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ochlockonee & Arran Road "Come Grow With Us"' ww.crawfordvllke-umc.org
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Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
(call for reservations)
Prayer/ Bible Study
At the meeting house of the
Cburtb of (Christ at Wakulla
426 Woodville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327
December 2 -
Carl Hollis, evangelist Jonesborough, Arkansas
Sunday - The Mountain of the Lord's House 9:30 am
What is The Kingdom of Heaven? 10:30 am
What are the Keys of the Kingdom? 5:00 pm
Monday - The King's Scriptural Baptism
Tuesday - The King's Authority
Wednesday - The King's Highway
All Are Invited To Attend!
"Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord."
There will be no
S Hwy319 Medart,
SEarly Worship 8:30 am.
j)i'i0 Sunday School 9:45 am.
D Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
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C ifurc 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.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007-Page 5A
Hi neighbors. We had lots of
fun things going on last week
in our little town. We got to
eat turkey until we got sick of
it and on Sunday, Nov. 25 at "T-
customs" in Woodville, the Iron
Ravens motorcycle club started
their..sixth annual toy run. It
ended up at Outzs Too. They
had lots of live music, food and
fuii for everyone.
A: new unwrapped gift for a
child or a non perishable food
item can be donated to the
cause. All food items will go to
America's Second Harvest Food
Bank, Big Bend Chapter.
This food is to help those
who would have to do without
something to eat were it not
for groups like the Iron Ravens.
41 tys collected will be dis-
tilbuited by our St. Marks Fire
department when Santa comes
to town. He is coming on Dec. 8
:at noon. Santa will be at the St.
Marks Fire Department located
on Shell Island Road.
Please try to think of all of
,the kids who otherwise would
hot get anything for Christmas.
bon't even think it doesn't hap-
;pen, because it does, Sometimes
pe get so caught up in ourselves
hat we forget about those who
ave to do without through no
iault of the families.
Lots of us put on brave faces
to - keep others from knowing
Ai hat.is really going on in our
lives. This year why not just try
to help another.
H Listen up peoplell Our annual
St. Marks community Christmas
Dinner will be on Saturday, Dec.
8 at 7 p.m. As always it will be
!at our St. Marks Fire Station on
Shell Island Road.' Please bring
,a covered dish or even two and
If you have never been to
lne of these dinners you have
never .tasted such good food
since Grandma was cooking.
There will be lots of fun, food
and fellowship and I am quite
sure someone will tell a .joke
or tl& .
SI don't'know about the raffle
tickets so you'll find that out
when you get there. I have
;missed the last two, but God
waIling. I will make it this year.
SIf you don't have food to
ring, just come on and eat
By Linda Walker
with us anyway. You will be
Friends, I have heard of dogs
that will eat anything, but it just
had to be Jim and Betty Ward's
little doxie"sadie," that loves
sauerkraut. Can you believe
that? But first she got a hold
of Betty's false teeth and again
destroyed them. Maybe you
should put them in the fridge?
It was good to hear that How-
ard Crabtree is back to nearly
normal after his back surgery.
If you have to have it done, do
it while you're young.
Neighbor alert! Please keep
your pets in a secure area and
not out running loose. The
animal control unit will pick up
any animal that is not wearing
a valid rabies tag on their col-
lar. This is for the safety of your
pet. We have lots of raccoons
running around in St, Marks
and you never know, they may
Please have your cat or dog
spayed or neutered. People from
elsewhere seem to think St.
Marks is dumping ground for
unwanted pets. It is not!
You can call the animal aid
clinic for help in doing this.
On our prayer list please
pray for Kathleen Causey. She is
home from the hospital again,
but still having a rough time.
Also pray for Thelma Murphy
and Kent Murphy, Darrell Her-
shey, Jim, Eddie, Mary and Betty
Ward, Nettie, Junior and Gordon
Strickland, Jerelene Howard,
Rita (Wakulla drug store) and
her mom, Queen, Newell Ladd,
Margaret Pelt, and let's pray for
each other and our families.
Pray for our town, our country
and pray for peace.
Thought for this week:
Let me be thankful for where
I am, and let me be thankful I
am not where I once was.
I hope all of you had a won-
derful Thanksgiving and had
lots of food to eat. Now we
have Christmas coming up at 90
miles per hour and most of you
will be running like crazy to get
your shopping done. If I can't
get it between here and the flea
market it won't be done. I don't
do a lot of driving, or shopping
for that matter.
Neighbors, please pray extra
hard for Kathleen Causey. She
is home from the hospital but
Hospice has been called in. She
is and has always been such a
special angel to so many of us.
Stop what you're doing and say
a quick prayer for her.
I want to thank Gail Field
for retyping,our birthday and
anniversary list so that they can
be read. As I told you, I did find
our November and December
lists after hunting for them for
more than a year.
My cat "Sophie" has this
thing about hiding paper. She
bites all around the edges then
hides it. It was hidden inside
her cat condo. At least I have
the list back. She doesn't even
go inside her condo.
Neighbors, if you want to
donate "new" unwrapped gifts
for children and take them to
a St. Marks Fire Department
member, it will be greatly ap-
They are going to distribute
these gifts when "Santa" comes
to town on Saturday, Dec. 8 at
noon. He will be at the St. Marks
Fire Station on Shell Island Road
and God bless the Iron Ravens
Motorcycle Club for their toy
run Sunday, Nov. 25.
Angels come in all shapes
and sizes, remember that.
Angel wings to the Wakulla
Animal Shelter which is under
new management. They are
doing an outstanding job in
trying to run the shelter as it
They brought out "have a
heart" live traps and for more
than a week they came every
day and picked up all 11 feral
cats that people keep dumping
If you have old towels, blan-
kets or newspapers, please do-
nate them to the shelter. If you
can't make it over there, leave
them on my porch or in my car
and I will take them.
Now let's wish these special
people happy birthday: Tammy
Ward on Dec. 3, Karen Ward
on Dec. 7, Phil Tooke on Dec.
8, Vance Chapman and Paula
Carlan on Dec. 10, Darren Ward
on Dec. 12, Kenny Murphy on
Dec. 17, Brian Hobbs on Dec.
19, Keith Ward on Dec. 21, Ale-
thea Roberts on Dec. 24, Chuck
Shields on Dec. 25 and Jessica
Scarborough on Dec. 28. Happy
birthday to my nephew, J.J. Spill-
ane on Dec. 25. A special happy
anniversary to Nikki and David
Cutchins on Nov. 25.
Happy birthday to Everett
Roberts on Dec. 4, Elma Cutchin
on Dec. 5, and Carrie Carmichael
on Dec. 5.
On our prayer list please pray
for each other and pray for our
families, our town, our country
and pray for peace.
SThought for this week: Try to
remember that if you're looking
for a helping hand, it's at the
end of your arm.
Wyatt A. Gebhart
Heath and Angie Shivers
Gebhart of Woodville announce
the birth of their son, Wyatt
Allen Gebhart, on Thursday,
Nov. 1 at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds,
13 ounces and measured 19 �z
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Gary and Rita Shivers of Wood-
ville. Paternal grandparents are
Gary and Nancy Gebhart of
Wacissa. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Floyd and Margaret
deMontmollin of Woodville
and John and Betty Shivers of
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Page 6A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007
Riversprings wrestlers win trophy
team holds Bay
High to a draw
By JOHN REICH
Special to the Wakulla News
The Wakulla War Eagles
proved they can fight adversity
as Panama City Bay came into
town Tuesday, Nov. 20 for a
Panama City Bay had been a
thorn in Wakulla's side during
the past two seasons owning a
3-1-1 record against Wakulla.
The War Eagles last win against
their district rival was a 3-0
thriller in Panama City on Dec.
Despite Wakulla outshooting
their opponents by a 10-5 mar-
gin during the first half, it was
Bay that would strike paydirt
first during the fourth minute
A pass by Bay's Corey New-
some bounced off a Wakulla
defender and straight to Jesse
Klunk. Klunk did not hesitate in
taking advantage of the defen-
sive error as Bay pulled ahead
The War Eagles had numer-
ous opportunities to tie the
match and take the lead during
the first half only to miss several
goals by mere flakes of paint or
blades of grass.
During the 32nd minute of
intense action dominated by
Wakulla, Patrick Stewart dished
off a through ball to Nick Baxter.
Baxter's blast bounced hard off
the cross bar with a resound-
ing thud heard throughout the
Both teams started out the
second half with sheer deter-
mination as Ryan Smith and
Nick Baxter both had brilliant
strikes of the ball during the
43rd minute only to find Bay's
Patrick Reed (9 saves) up for the
After recording six shots
during the first half, Wakulla's
Patrick Stewart found himself
double and triple covered for
the remainder of the. second
half. Still Nick Baxter, Ryan
Smith and Siul Vega all had
separate scoring opportunities
within the first five minutes of
the second half.
Limiting the Tornadoes to
only two shots on frame during
the first half, the defensive tan-
dem of Trevor Nason, Raleigh
Clarke, Chad Herold and Shane
Davis kept Panama City Bay
from recording a shot on goal
until the 53rd minute.
From their defensive posi-
tions, Shane Davis (assist) and
Chad Herold made brilliant runs
that caught the Bay defense by
surprise. A well placed through
ball hit Chad Herold in stride,
placing the ball past the diving
goalkeeper and into the rear
netting. The match was now at a
1-1 draw in the 51st minute.
Goalkeeper Matt Reich (9
Saves) would make a sliding
save stopping a potential fast
break goal during the 61st
minute as well as an over the
crossbar flick finger-tip save of
an in-swinger corner kick that
appeared destined for the goal
during the 68th minute.
One of the best offensive
plays of the match, began with
Patrick Stewart .hitting Chad
Herold running straight up
the midfield. Herold passed
to Zach Swain whom simply
back-heeled the sphere back to
teammate Ryan Smith,
As Bay's goalkeeper was
screened due to the traffic in
front of him, Smith's blast sailed
untouched towards goal only to
miss high by several inches. Bay
rallied and had the last several
scoring opportunities as the
See SOCCER on Page 7A
The Riversprings Middle School wrestling team captured third place and a trophy from the Valdosta Viking Challenge. The&
RMS Wrestlers traveled to Valdosta on Nov. 17 to win third place. Mike Akins brought home first place gold, Travis Hinsey,.
brought home first place gold, Luke Taylor brought home first place gold, Kevon White brought home second place silver_
and Cole Woofter brought home second place silver. Carlton Adkinson, Mike Akins, John Cole, Ben Colona, Burton Cook,
James Douin, Landon Glover, Sam Griffin, Josh Hawkins, Dylan Hill, Travis Hinsey, Ian Kilbourn, Tyler Kreps, Devin Lovett, ,
Chase Maxwell, Addison Mobley, Brandon Morgan, Bill Morgan, Jr., D.J. Sanford, Luke Taylor, Richard Walker, Kevon Whiter
Cole Woofter and Wakulla Middle School's Drew Delong and Stanley Linton wrestled a total of 83 combined matches. Thd'
wrestler's thanked Head Coach Shannon Smith and tournament mat coaches Bill Morgan, Sr., John Hinsey, Rob Kreps, and'
Shawn Delong for their support at the tournament.
WHS grapplers finish second
The Wakulla War Eagle wrestling team
rebounded from a rough opening weekend
to place second in the Ocala Forest Invita-
tional Tournament held over the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday weekend.
Forest finished first with 226 points and
Wakulla was second with 206. There were
a total of 14 teams in Marion County for
Coach John Wainwright said his team
needed some positive results after a rough
set of matches at Tallahassee Lincoln the
week before. Despite having to forfeit
three weight classes, Wakulla still finished
second as a team.
Wakulla had four first place winners
in Scotty Varner at 130, Tre McCollough
at 135, Garrett Barco at 145 and Jonathan
Daily at 215.
,. Tyler Hill place second at 119 and Chris
Johnson was second at 140. Ryan Qualls
placed send at 152. Adam Platt placed
fourth at 125 and Michael Richardson
placed fourth at heavyweight despite giv-
ing his opponents a great deal of weight
advantage. Richardson could be wrestling
Other wrestlers making the trip to Ocala
included Ryan Kimbrel at 160 and Kalem
Carraway at 171.
Mookie Forbes could not compete at
103, Brock Glover was missing from 112 and
Tyler Corbett was missing from 189. With
those three wrestlers, Wakulla may have
captured first place, said Wainwright. Matt
Fields, Kendrick Hall and Brandon Carden
are also expected to join the wrestling
"Hopefully, we will have them all back
for the Wakulla Bank Tournament," said
Coach Wainwright. For more than a decade
Wakulla Bank has hosted the local wrestling
tournament. It will be held at 10 a.m. Satur-
iday, Dec. 1 in Medart. Coach Wainwright is
expecting 17 teams to compete.
Wrestlers have tough
The 2007-2008 Wakulla War Eagle wresu '
tling season opened with five matches at,
the Lincoln Duals on Saturday, Nov. 17c-h
A shorthanded War Eagle squad topped
Chiles, but lost to Lincoln, Niceville, LyniL-f-
Haven Mosley and top ranked Oviedo.
Coach John Wainwright said his squa<,
competed without some of the footbalU.
players who were completing their season p
the night before the match.
Sophomore Scotty Varner led Wakulla by
winning all of his matches at 125 pounds.
Ryan Qualls also finished undefeated:a ,
Wakulla was-forced to forfeit the 103 and
112 pound classes. Brock Glover was ,
See WRESTLERS on Page 7A
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Maclay topped the Wakulla Lady War Eagle
soccer team 3-0 in the final match before the
Thanksgiving holidays. But WHS scored a 2-0 vic-
tory over Port St. Joe Nov. 17 behind goals from
Melissa Walker and Brooklyn Tindall. Assists in
the game went to Brooklyn Roddenberry and
The players of the game in the PSJ match were
Mandy McClendon, Walker and Tindall. Rachel
Capps, Shelby Clarke and Casey Johnson had
strong games as well.
Goalkeeper Shay Barwick made 16 saves for
Wakulla in the Maclay match played in Tallahas-
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BY CAITLIN FLEMING
Special To The Wakulla News
"Woolley Park is like a play-
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Barbara, wife of Raymond Dean.
The couple have been working
as park attendants for the past
fivemonths. With its playground
and fishing pier, families and
fisherman are frequent visitors
to Woolley Park. The park is
host to family reunions and
big birthday parties and is the
home of the annual Blue Crab
Festival and semiannual Fishing
On Saturday, Nov. 10, the first
Mullet Toss Festival took place
and will become an annual
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007-Page 7A
War Eagles drop first 2 basketball games
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The Wakulla War Eagle bas-
ketball team dropped the first
two games of the 2007-2008
season to Maclay and North
Maclay defeated Wakulla 73-
35 and North Florida Christian
secured a 14 point win, 65-51.
The NFC game was played in
Medart while the Maclay con-
test was in Tallahassee.
i Only four players scored
against Maclay. Wilton Booth
had 12 points while Anthoiny
Mills added 12 and Tavaris
Booth added nine. Antonio Kil-
patrick scored two points. The
Booths scored all of their points
on three point shots.
Wakulla had the early lead
in the NFC game. Wilton Booth
had 17 points and two steals.
Anthony Mills scored 13. Ta-
varis Booth scored nine points
and had three assists.
Rance McBratney scored five
points and had seven rebounds.
Jared McKenzie added four
points and Antonio Kilpatrick
had one. Wilton Booth scored
nine of his points on three
point field goals.
Wakulla traveled to Jeffer-
son County Nov. 27 and Taylor
County hosted Wakulla on Nov.
28. The first district game of
the season will be played 'at
Panama City Beach Arnold on
Friday, Nov. 30.
After a district road game at
East Gadsden Dec. 4, Maclay
will come to Medart on Thurs-
day, Dec. 6.
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Capps had scoring opportunities for WHS.
Brooklyn Tindall had an outstanding-game for
Wakulla. Wakulla fell to 6-5 overall. WHS is 2-1
in district play.
Wakulla hosted district rival Rickards on Nov.
27 and will travel to Franklin County on Nov. 28.
John Paul II hosts Wakulla Nov. 30 and Chiles
hosts WHS on Dec. 4. District rival Godby comes
to Medart on Dec. 5.
The junior varsity tied Florida High 2-2 Nov. 20
thanks to goals from Lacey Bozeman. Tyrah Lilli-
man and Carole Toler spearheaded the defense.
tradition that you don't need
to miss. There were close to 40
vendors and an array of crafts
from scented soaps to knives
and everything in between.
There was good old country
music and a flag dedication
ceremony for the park. The food
contest went well and there was
a steady flow of people visiting
throughout the day.
Woolley Park has so much to
offer and you have the freedom
to come to one of the famous
festivals or bring your child to
play on the playground on a
Cross Country banquet Dec. 8
The 2007 postseason Wakulla High School cross country banquet
has been set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Myra Jean's restau-
rant in Crawfordville. All runners and their parents are invited and
encouraged to attend the annual event.
Due to the generosity of the restaurant owners, Rob and Raina
Nutting, there will be no meal charge for the runners or their par-
ents. The Nuttings ask that guests tip the waitress and cook.
This is the final opportunity for everyone to gather together to
recognize and celebrate the outstanding year the teams had and
all the hard work that the runners put in.
For more information, call Coach Paul Hoover at 509-7861.
Continued from Page 6A
A certain breakaway goal by
Bay was tipped by Reich and
was slowly trickling towards
becoming the potential win-
ning goal. Without hesitation,
Reich jumped to his feet and
raced back to the ball, slid and
kicked the ball safely over the
The ensuing corner kick and
shot was struck high. With the
fiial shrill of the whistle, the
Continued from Page, 6A
1-3 at 119. Seth Hyman was
0-5 at 130 and Chris Johnson
was 1-3 at 135. Robert Douin
was 0-5 at 140 pounds. Garrett
Barco won three of five matches
at 145. Brandon Carden was 1-4
at 160. Kaleem Carraway was 0-5
at 171. Travis McCullough was
0-5 at 189 pounds. Christopher
Dailey was 0-5 at 215. Wakulla
did not have a heavyweight.
Mookie Forbes will join the
War Eagles had broken a three
game losing streak with a 1-1
With the draw, Wakulla's
overall record is 3-1-1 and
2-0-1 in district play.
The War Eagles head off for a
very tough week of three away
matches, playing at Rickards
on Monday, Nov. 26; at Maclay
on Tuesday, Nov. 27; and, at
Panama City Beach Arnold on
Friday, Nov. 30.
Additional WHS men's var-
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obtained from http://www.
team at 103 pounds and Tre
McCullough will wrestle at 130.
John Daily, Matt Fields, Tyler
Corbin, Tyler Hill and Michael
Richardson will be competing
in future matches.
Wakulla will be one of 20
teams competing at the Wakulla
Bank Classic on Dec. 1 in Med-
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the growing Wakulla Bank Clas-
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days next season like the Ocala
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Mr. and Mrs. Dean M. Pafford
Andrea Melanie Cain, Dean
Matthew Pafford married
Andrea Melanie Cain of
Crawfordville and Dean Mat-
thew Pafford of Crawfordville
were married on Saturday, Sept.
1 at Wildwood Resort in Medart.
Notary Public Lisa Thompson
performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
James "Ottis" and Rhonda Cain
of Crawfordville. The groom is
the son of James "Jim" and Carol
Pafford of Tallahassee.
The maid of honor was Re-
becca Cain of Crawfordville,
sister of the bride. The best man
was Dale Pafford of Crawford-
ville, brother of the groom.
The ring bearer was Tan-
ner Cain of Sumatra, cousin of
the bride. Landon Earnest of
Sumatra, cousin of the bride, as-
sisted the bride. The flower girls
were Vanessa Clarke of Havana,
niece of the groom, and Serena
Thompson of Tallahassee.
A reception was held at the
Wildwood Resort. The couple is
residing in Crawfordville.
Wakulla County resident Sergeant Owen
Council was recognized for his contributions
as a military veteran at the recent Veterans'
Day event at Hudson Park in Crawfordville.
Council received an award from Commis-
sioner Howard Kessler. Joe Marion. Legisla-
tive Affairs Administrator of the Florida De-
Spartment of Veterans Affairs. Commissioner
Ed Brimner Commissioner George Green and
Clerk of the Court Bient Thurmond.
Council was a Prisoner of War and said
he was very excited to be honored and rec-
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presentation to Owen Council during
Veterans' Day celebration
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Wakulla County's Monica
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the 21st Annual Winter Festival
Celebration of the winter holi-
day season on Saturday, Dec. 1
from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the
"Lighthouse" stage located on
Park Avenue and Adams Street.
This year's theme is "Holiday
Fun in the Florida Sun" and the
event includes five stages of
local live entertainment, along
with a new children's activity
area. The Winter Festival and its
centerpiece event, the Celebra-
tion of Lights, are sponsored by
the City of Tallahassee.
Monica Thorpe is a senior
at Wakulla High School. She's
been performing since middle
school and her talent has been
showcased in countless local
and regional events. Her vocal
talent can be compared to some
of the best female vocal artists
in the industry and her stage
presence is what you would
expect only from a seasoned
professional. She will perform
Christmas music by Trisha
Yearwood , Brenda Lee and the
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benefit children on Saturday,
Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Proceeds from the garage sale
will benefit the Wakulla County
There will be antiques, furni-
ture, gift items, pot racks, a huge
selection of Santas, snowmen
and Christmas decorations, crafts
and more. The sale will be held
at 61 Lamar Court in the Mill
Hollow subdivision. For more
information, call 926-5816.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007 - Page 9A
CCOW holds work day
in Hudson Park
George, Arlene Wolf to
celebrate 60th anniversary
Arlene and George Wolf of
Crawfordville will celebrate
their 60th wedding anniversary
on Thursday, Nov. 29. They met
at North Park University in
Chicago and married in 1947.
They resided in Chicago until
they moved to Fort Lauderdale
in 1956, and to Crawfordville
The couple has two children,
Karen Skidmore of Fort Lau-
derdale and George R. Wolf of
Kathryn Lee Jones and C
Larry and Betsy Wood and
Ray and Maribeth Jones, all
of Tallahassee, announce the
Engagement and upcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Kathryn Lee Jones to Christian
Landon Williams. He is the son
of Clint and Dot Williams of
SKatie is the granddaughter
of Doug and Lee Malsberger
Sof Tallahassee and the late Ed
and Kate Jones. Christian is
Sthe grandson of Ilene and Don
iBarden of Crawfordville and
Lanell Milligan of Calhoun, Ga.
The bride-elect is a 2005 grad-
* uate of Florida State University.
She received a Bachelor's degree
'in Family and Child Sciences
' and will complete her Master's
Degree in Public Health in the
spring of 2008. She is employed
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dren, Brett Reno, Justin Wolf and
Jordan Wolf; and a great-grand-
daughter, Grace Wolf.
George retired from the City
of Hollywood, Fla. and Arlene
retired from the City of Fort
Lauderdale and Hollywood Me-
Their children will honor
them by hosting an anniversary
party on Dec. 1 in Melbourne.
hristian Landon Williams
liams to wed
ida State University and is a
Specialist in the United States
Army stationed at Fort Bragg in
The wedding will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Talla-
On a crisp, cool morning
Friday, Nov. 23, members of the
Concerned Citizens of Wakulla
(CCOW) met for a workday in
"What a wonderful day
and great way to work off the
Thanksgiving'turkey," said Vic-
tor Lambou, Chairman. "We
made a Green Friday out of
Black Friday (the shopping day
Planting confederate jasmine
along the U.S. Highway 319
fence bordering the park was
the job at hand. "We decided
not to be slugs the day after
Thanksgiving. Plus, we wanted
to give back, " said Hugh Taylor
who coordinated the workday
About a dozen eager garden-
ers worked sprucing up the
grounds and planting the jas-
mine, taking breaks with coffee
and goodies furnished by Earl
and Eleanor Enge.
Julia Hanway, coordinator
and chairperson of the Keep
Wakulla County Beautiful Beau-
tification Committee has been
working with the Parks and Rec-
reation Department to come up
with ways to improve the park.
"Pleasant surroundings work
toward improving the quality of
life'we enjoy here, and we are
so happy to have CCOW's help,"
The Plants were furnished
in conjunction with the KWCB
319-98 corridor beautification
project with additional help
from Just Fruits and Exotics.
Sheryl Mosley, the new park
facilities coordinator for the
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment, greeted the group early
on her day off. She coordinated
with Robert Young of WCPRD.
"They were both a pleasure
to work with and we appreciate
them coming out when they
didn't have to," said Commis-
sioner Howard Kessler, who
participated with his wife, Anne,
"and we look forward to their
input and ideas as CCOW con-
tinues with their efforts."
"Concerned Citizens of
Wakulla is a non-profit citizen
group formed and dedicated
to the betterment of Wakulla
County," said Lambou.
"We appreciate the quality
of life living in Wakulla affords
us and we want to keep it, and
Hudson Park represents an op-
portunity to do that. Next time
we'll get Grant Peeples (who
helped with his wife, Cathy
Sherman), to play some of his
songs for us as we work."
For more information about
CCOW, contact Vic Lambou, 925-
4477 or drop by the meetings
on thethird Thursday of each
month at the Wakulla County
Wakulla Bank holding
2nd holiday fund drive
Wakulla Bank is sponsor-
ing its second annual holiday
donation drive to collect enter-
tainment gift certificates, fam-
ily-friendly movies and games,
warm clothing and hygiene
items for Big Bend area chil-
dren and families experiencing
homelessness. Donations will
be accepted through Dec. 15.
SWakulla Bank is an American
Bankers Association "Bank of
Promise" in partnership with
America's Promise, a national
organization dedicated to im-
proving the lives of children
The America's Promise cam-
paign symbol is a red wagon;
the donation drive features red
wagons as drop-off points in the
bank's 15 branches in Calhoun,
Leon, Liberty and Wakulla coun-
ties. This year's drive will be
enhanced by a partnership with
the Maclay Lower School, which
also will be accepting items.
"Last year's donation drive
was very successful and made
the holiday season much bright-
er for many area families expe-
riencing homelessness," said
Wakulla Bank President and
CEO Walter C. Dodson, Jr.
"Our Bank of Promise com-
mitment means that we seek
opportunities to help build
and strengthen the character
and competence of youth. We
believe in the importance of
families and want to do all that
we can to help local families end
their cycles of homelessness."
Big Bend Homeless Coalition
oversees more than 50 agencies
and organizations that serve
clients in an eight-county area,
including three of the counties
in which Wakulla Bank has
The coalition's 2005 street
count and survey showed that
children make up almost half of
the area's homeless population,
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Lousy weather, lousy fishing'
There's not a great deal to
report this week due to some
pretty lousy weather over the
I hope you had a nice
Thanksgiving and didn't eat
too much turkey or grouper. I
didn't have any grouper, but
the turkey sure was good.
Capt. Luke Frazier called
from Advantage Marine and
said Doyle Turner from Geor-
gia was in the store and said
they hammered the big trout
and reds in the Spring Creek
area using live shrimp and the
New Penny Gulp.
Mike Hopkins at Lanark
Village said the weather
kept everyone at home over
the weekend and they saw
very few fishermen. He did
say some trout are being
caught, but not a bunch. Al
Smythe from Lanark started
the day fishing inshore and
the weather turned nice and
they went back to get the big
boat and headed to 47 feet of
water. Using LYs they caught
15 nice grouper before calling
it a day.
Jerry's Bait and Tackle said
they have been fairly busy and
had a few reports. They have
talked to several folks who got
out grouper fishing when the
weather was good and they
are still biting. Murray Stokes
and his daughter, Shelby
fished 19 miles southeast of
the bird rack out of St. Marks
and came in with their limit
of grouper. The largest was
30 inches and weighed 16
pounds. Ray Kisiah fished at
the Lighthouse from shore
and landed a 16 and 16 V2
inch trout using live shrimp.
Jason and Bryan Hickory
Fished around Goose Creek at
Wakulla Beach and kept a 20
and 21 inch red. They were
:using live shrimp.
Patrick, Greg and Pete
fished the Aucilla with shrimp
and landed four nice sheeps-
head and Ray Gibson and
;Mike Long used live shrimp to
catch a 27 and 22 inch red in
the St. Marks River.
Duane Broadway has been
Fishing around the Spring
Creek area and caught a 22
and 24 inch trout Saturday
afternoon on the falling tide
;using a New Penny colored
,Gulp jerk bait. He also caught
,several nice reds.
I fished a total of about five
,hours three days last week
Sand caught about 50 trout us-
:ing the white Gulp under the
1 From The Dock
BY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL
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We had our limits of trout and
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We probably caught between
80 and 100 trout and the last
hour and a half of the high
tide it was almost every cast.
We were fishing the New
Penny Gulp under the Cajun
Thunder in about four feet of
water near Piney Island,
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It was an extremely quiet we
ek and weekend for both local
Coast Guard Auxiliary units,
at St Marks a ,
13 at Shell
of the mem-
at home and
hosted out of town/state fam-
ily/friends. Others dashed off to
visit family and/or friends.
For once your reporter was
among those who stayed home,
but then I joined those being
hosted. So, it sounds a tad nutty,
but so was the delicious pecan
pie Hollis Bliss made. For years
Gary and Hollis have had uncon-
ventional Christmas dinners (all
types of seafood), but this year
they will be away for Christmas,
so they decided to have an un-
conventional Thanksgiving din-
ner. I was among those sharing
that delightful experience.
Also enjoying the good food
and company that afternoon was
Henry and Judy Depew. They are
"Oldtimers," too, having been
members of the Apalachee Bay
Yacht Club for years and years
- from the very beginning. My
first memory of them was Henry
sailing through the worst storms
he could find. Yes, he did love
Living on the Edge.
I remembered that Henry
often had his articles published,
and commented on the one
about wiring on small boats,
adding that I knew my readers
would have enjoyed it, too. He
graciously offered to e-mail me
a condensed version as he knew
the original one would have
been too long for. the column.
I expect to include it in next
Flotilla 13's Christmas party
will be held 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. Each person 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 reservations, contact John
Ecrington at 926-2606 or Mae
Waters at 926-9488.
Carolyn Brown Treadon's re-
port was short and to the point
as they say.
"Nothing to report this week.
Members of Flotilla 12 spent the
holiday with family and friends
celebrating Thanksgiving. Next
week, the newly elected Flotilla
Commanders and Flotilla Vice
Commanders will be attending
the Flotilla Commander's Acad-
emy in Pensacola."
Jim McGill, Flotilla 13, pro-
vided the following report of the
Gobbler Regatta. He normally
races in it, but gave up his spot
so his nephew, Matt Branan,
The "llth Annual Gobbler Re-
gatta for Small Boats" was held
at Shell Point on Friday, Nov. 23.
This was billed as "that once-a-
year opportunity to work off the
stuffing, mashed potatoes with
gravy, cranberry sauce, pecan
pie that you gulped down the
day before by getting out and
doing a little sailboat racing or
The traditional venue for the
Gobbler Regatta is the canal by
the Bjerregaard's dock, so the
Tide charts by
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St. Marks River Entrance
Date High Low High Low High
Thu . 3.4 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.5 ft. 1.6 ft.
Nov 29, 07 4:03 AM 11:49 AM 6:25 PM 11:16 PM
Fri 3.0 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.5 ft.
Nov 30, 07 5:02 AM 12:42 PM 7:17 PM
Sat 1.5 ft. 2.6 ft. 0.9 ft. 2.5 ft.
Dec 1, 07 12:36 AM 6:26 AM 1:39 PM 8:10 PM
Sun 1.2 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.6 ft.
Dec 2, 07 2:09 AM 8:27 AM 2:38 PM 9:00 PM
Mon 0.9 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 3, 07 3:33 AM 10:10 AM 3:34 PM 9:45 PM
Tue 0.4 ft. 2.5 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.9 ft.
Dec 4, 07 4:36 AM 11:18 AM 4:24 PM 10:25 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.0 ft.
Dec 5, 07 5:25 AM 12:07 PM 5:06 PM 11:01 PM
Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.5 ft. 0.1 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.1 ft.
Nov 29, 07 3:55 AM 12:00 PM 6:17 PM 11:27 PM
Fri 2.2 ft.. 0.4 ft. 1.9 ft.
Nov 30, 07 4:54 AM 12:53 PM 7:09 PM
Sat 1.1 ft. 1.9 ft. 0.7 ft. 1.9 ft.
Dec 1, 07 12:47 AM 6:18 AM 1:50 PM 8:02 PM
Sun 0.9 ft. 1.8 ft. 0.9 ft. 2.0 ft.
Dec 2, 07 2:20 AM 8:19 AM 2:49 PM 8:52 PM
Mon 0.6 ft. 1.8 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.1 ft.
Dec 3, 07 3:44 AM 10:02 AM 3:45 PM 9:37 PM
Tue 0.3 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.2 ft.
Dec 4, 07 4:47 AM 11:10 AM 4:35 PM 10:17 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.3 ft.
Dec 5, 07 5:36 AM 11:59 AM 5:17 PM 10:53 PM
November 29 - December 5
City of St. Marks
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.1 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.4 ft.
Nov 29, 07 4:39 AM 12:53 PM 7:01 PM
Fri 1.4 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.3 ft.
Nov 30, 07 12:20 AM 5:38 AM 1:46 PM 7:53 PM
Sat 1.3 ft. 2.4 ft. 0.8 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 1, 07 1:40 AM 7:02 AM 2:43 PM 8:46 PM
Sun 1.1 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 2, 07 3:13 AM 9:03 AM 3:42 PM 9:36 PM
Mon 0.8 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.6 ft.
Dec 3, 07 4:37 AM 10:46 AM 4:38 PM 10:21 PM
Tue 0.4 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.7 ft.
Dec 4, 07 5:40 AM 11:54 AM 5:28 PM 11:01 PM
Wed 0.1 ft.. 2.5 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 5, 07 6:29 AM 12:43 PM 6:10 PM 11:37 PM
St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.6 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.5 ft.
Nov 29, 07 3:47 AM 11:28 AM 6:09 PM 10:55 PM
Fri 2.3 ft. 0.5 ft. 1.9 ft.
Nov 30, 07 4:46 AM 12:21 PM 7:01 PM
Sat 1.4 ft. 2.0 ft. 0.9 ft. 2.0 ft.
Dec 1, 07 12:15 AM 6:10 AM 1:18 PM 7:54 PM
Sun 1.2 ft. 1.8 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.1 ft.
Dec 2, 07 1:48 AM 8:11 AM 2:17 PM 8:44 PM
Mon 0.8 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.4 ft. 2.2 ft.
Dec 3, 07 3:12 AM 9:54 AM 3:13 PM 9:29 PM
Tue 0.4 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.3 ft.
Dec 4, 07 4:15 AM 11:02 AM 4:03 PM 10:09 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 5, 07 5:04 AM 11:51 AM 4:45 PM 10:45 PM
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The starting line was loaded with sailboats ready for the
Kate Morgan returns to land after breaking her boat.
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sailors can hear comments from
the spectators. The Regatta is
open to all dinghies under 14
feet. This does not mean you
can sail any size boat, just as
long as you have no more than
seven crew members on board.
Per standard race instructions,
skippers should be less than 14
feet as well.
The racing committee was
Jane Fletcher and Lora Tweed-
ie. Entrants in the race were
Steve Augustime (21), Carl Bjer-
regaard (16), Marcia Bjerrrgaard
(12), Al Fletcher (31), Matt Branan
(26), Kate Morgan (17), Sue Rossg
(42) and David O'Hara. David
O'Hara entered his hmine built
Gaff rigger and all of the others
were in the Puffin 10 foot sailing
The weather was a little cool
and the wind was gusty. The
way the wind changed directions
made the sailors use the entire
course. Luckily, the high tide
provided additional maneuver-
ing space. No one turned turtle,
but there were some well heeled
boats and every once in a while
some memorable expressions.
At the start of the first race,
Kate Morgan broke her boat
and had to become a spectator.
When the third and last race was
starting, Kate couldn't stand it
anymore and so she threw Steve
out of his boat and sailed under
the 21 sail number. As some of
our readers know, Kate is always
a favorite to win. We have seen
her cross the starting line back-
wards, but at the end of this race,
we saw her put her bow across
the finish line and then back up
to go around the other side of
the marker. This is the first time
that we saw someone cross the
finish line backwards.
The trophies went to: Marcia
Bjerregaard - First Place (and
Most Aggressive); Al Fletcher
- Second Place; Sue Ross - Third
Place (and Most Fun to Watch);
Last But Not Least - David
O'Hara; Middle of the Pack - Carl
Bjerregaard; and Most Improved
- Matt Branan.
After the Regatta, some of the
sailors, met for the Potluck Sup-
per at the Apalachee Bay Yacht
Club for Thanksgiving leftovers.
The Frostbite Regatta will be
held on the Saturday after New
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Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.5 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.7 ft.
Nov 29, 07 4:00 AM 11:46 AM 6:22 PM 11:13 PM
Fri 3.0 ft. 0.6 ft. 2.5 ft.
Nov 30, 07 4:59 AM 12:39 PM 7:14 PM
Sat 1.6 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.6 ft.
Dec 1, 07 12:33 AM 6:23 AM 1:36 PM 8:07 PM
Sun 1.3 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.4 ft. 2.7 ft.
Dec 2, 07 2:06 AM 8:24 AM 2:35 PM 8:57 PM
Mon 0.9 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 3, 07 3:30 AM 10:07 AM 3:31 PM 9:42 PM
Tue 0.5 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.0 ft.
Dec 4, 07 4:33 AM 11:15 AM 4:21 PM 10:22 PM
Wed 0.1 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.8 ft. 3.1 ft.
Dec 5, 07 5:22 AM 12:04 PM 5:03 PM 10:58 PM
Dog Island West End
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 2.7 ft. -0.2 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.4 ft.
Nov 29, 07 3:24 AM 11:26 AM 7:35 PM 11:03 PM
Fri 2.3 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.1 ft.
Nov 30, 07 4:33 AM 12:15 PM 7:58 PM
Sat 1.2 ft. 2.0 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.1 ft.
Dec 1,07 12:35 AM 5:57 AM 1:00 PM 8:20 PM
Sun 0.9 ft. 1.7 ft. 0.7 ft. 2.2 ft.
Dec 2, 07 2:01 AM 7:45 AM 1:42 PM 8:40 PM
Mon 0.5 ft. 1.6 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.3 ft.
Dec 3, 07 3:11 AM 9:57 AM 2:23 PM 9:00 PM
Tue 0.1 ft. 1.7 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 4, 07 4:08 AM 12:02 PM. 3:05 PM 9:20 PM
Wed -0.2 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.5 ft.
Dec 5, 07 4:57 AM 1:31 PM 3:49 PM 9:42 PM
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State not clear if it will seek death penalty for Chavez
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
It's not dear whether the state
Swill be seeking the death penalty
against Daniel Chavez when he
goes to trial in February.
Chavez is charged with the
September 2005 murder of his
wife, Kathy Chavez. The couple
had only been married seven
months when Kathy Chavez
left her Quincy home because
of marital problems and was
Staying at the home of a friend
Daniel Chavez went to the.
House on a Sunday morning to
talk to his estranged wife and
they went into the back yard and
began to argue. Chavez allegedly
pulled a lock-blade knife and
stabbed her twice in the chest
and then tried to cut himself.
She died from a puncture to the
heart; his wounds were not life-
The state has indicated he is
"death-eligible," Assistant Public
Defender Ines Suber said at mo-
tion hearings on Friday, Nov. 17,
but prosecutor Jack Campbell
has not disclosed whether he
will seek the death penalty. She
said it has made her preparation
She and co-counsel Paula
Saunders argued several pre-trial
motions at the hearing, includ-
ing a motion to compel the state
to disclose the aggravators that
qualify the case as potentially
a death penalty case. Wakulla
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office is investigating a grand
theft reported by Assistant
Principal Randall E. Barnes at
Wakulla High School on Nov.
20, according to Sheriff David
A lap top computer was taken
from Barnes' office. The inves-
Stigation determined that the
office had not been forcibly
entered. The computer is valued
at $1,650 and has been entered
into the NCIC/FCIC computer.
Deputy Billy Jones and Deputy
Carl Alien investigated.
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice during the past week:
SOn Nov. 20, Paula J.
Worthington of Crawfordville
' reported a grand theft of a
Washer and dryer owned by
John L. Harbin of Tallahassee.
-Two unknown subjects came
onto the rental property and re-
moved fire wood. Harbin came to
the property after the two men
were there and discovered that
Sthe property, valued at $350, was
Missing. Deputy Andrew Vass
* On Nov. 20, Deputy Matt
Helms conducted a traffic stop
'in Wakulla Station and issued
'Robert Lafayette Crowe, 30, of
oTallahassee two traffic citations.
eHe received a citation for driv-
ing with a suspended license,
i habitual offender. Deputy Helms
observed Crowe driving 72 miles
per hour in a 35 mile per hour
zone. During the stop, the dep-
uty determined that the driver
,had no valid license. Crowe was
also served an outstanding war-
Srant for grand theft by passing
Sa worthless bank check out of
j Leon County. He was also issued
a traffic citation for speeding.
* On Nov. 23, James C. Flow-
ers of Crawfordville reported a
Grand theft and burglary at his
home. A .22 calibre handgun
and holster, valued at $425,
was reported missing from the
victim's truck. Deputy Andrew
* On Nov. 24, John W. Luper
of Crawfordville reported a crimi-
nal mischief at Complete Auto
Repair in Crawfordville. Some-
one cut a catalytic converter out
of a vehicle. The value of car part
is $320. Deputy Lindsay Allen
* On Nov. 25, Lt. Daniel Dai-
ley of the county jail reported
a fraud at Angelo's Restaurant
in Ochlockonee Bay. A male
suspect departed the restaurant
without paying for dinner. The
suspect's credit card rejected the
charge of $31.
The suspect was located dur-
ing the investigation of an
unrelated case and promised to
return to the restaurant and pay
his bill. Deputy Ward Kromer
* On Nov. 26, Cathy L. Andrus
of Crawfordville reported a fire
at a washing machine at her
home. Damage to the washer
was estimated at $100. The home
was not damaged. Deputy Pam
* On Nov. 24, James W. Mixon
of Crawfordville reported an il-
legal dumping on Wakulla Arran
Road. Several trash bags were
located on the property of Linda
Paramore of Tallahassee. Seven
trash bags were observed by Lt.
Ray Johnson and evidence was
collected ;at the scene. Deputy
Jason Newlin was in the process
of issuing an arrest warrant on a
39-year-old Crawfordville female
when he discovered that a 17-
year-old male juvenile, a relative
of the female, was responsible
for the dumping. The juvenile
told Newlin that he was asked to
dump the trash, but decided not
to go all the way to the county
waste transfer site. A notice to
appear in court was issued for
the juvenile for illegally dump-
ing between 15 pounds and 500
pounds of trash.
* On Nov. 26, Daniel K. God-
frey of Panacea and Creative
Construction reported a felony
criminal mischief. Unknown sus-
pects have been drinking behind
an unoccupied residence that his
company owns. The suspects
damaged the air conditioning
Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls
denied the motion.
Under state law, a murder
must have been especially hei-
nous or cruel or have some other
aggravating feature, such as the
perpetrator's past criminal re-
cord, in order for the case to go
to a jury which can recommend
the death penalty.
At the same time, the defense
has the opportunity during the
penalty phase of a death case
to present mitigating factors.
To prepare for that, Suber has
made a trip to Mexico to talk
to relatives of Chavez. She told
the court that it would be costly
to bring them here - most have
never traveled before, and they
have no passports and currently
unit and beer cans were scat-
tered over the property. Damage
to the air conditioning unit was
estimated at $1,500. Sgt. Jud
* On Nov. 26, Robert B. Talbot
of Panacea reported a burglary
at a Crawfordville home that
was under construction. A total
of $350 worth of tools were
stolen. Deputy Robert Giddens
* On Nov. 26, Tabetha K.
Spaulding of Crawfordville re-
ported a burglary at her home.
A forced entry was observed and
some items inside the residence
were in disarray. A suspect has
been identified. Deputy Nick
* On Nov. 23, Roy L. Ivester of
Crawfordville reported the theft
of medications from his prop-
erty. The medications were taken
from his mailbox. Suspects have
been identified. Deputy Andrew
See SHERIFF oi Page 18A
have no visas.
Suber and Saunders also
filed motions to keep out cer-
tain statements made by Kathy
Chavez to family and friends
before her death, including that
Daniel Chavez allegedly told
her: "If I can't have you, no one
Campbell countered that such
statements are relevant because
they show the victim's state of
mind at the time. Additionally,
Campbell argued that defendant
has no right to benefit from hear-
say exclusions when it's because
of his actions that the victim is
unavailable to testify.
The defense also sought to
keep out Kathy Chavez's state-
ments that she was subjected to
domestic violence, and that her
husband didn't like her cooking
and didn't want her to work
because he was jealous.
Saunders contended such
evidence would only show bad
character, and that there was no
evidence of domestic abuse.
Judge Sauls preliminarily
granted that motion.
The judge also upheld the
constitutionality of Florida's
death penalty law and other
challenges routinely filed as part
of death penalty cases.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007 - Page 13A
SDuring the past two weeks,
-Wakulla County Fire Rescue per-
sonnel responded to a structure
,,fire at 137 Hickory Avenue and
one at 58 Anna Drive, two brush
fires, two fire alarms, nine vehicle
accidents, five miscellaneous
Fires, one road obstruction and
:49 medical first responder emer-
We are pleased to announce
that the Wakulla Station Volun-
'teer Fire Rescue Department has
,been approved for a $110,000
)Assistance to Firefighters Grant
from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency. The federal
government will pay 95 percent
of the grant and the county 5 per-
cent. The department will use the
money to buy new bunker gear
(boots, coats, pants, helmets, etc.),
self contained breathing appara-
tuses, rapid intervention team
equipment and will pay for four
members to attend minimum
standards fire fighter training.
* * *
If you have to call 911 due to a
fire or other emergency incident
at your home, fire trucks and
other emergency vehicles must be
able to get to your house. Many of
these vehicles are very large and
tall and driveways must be clear
A security service has filed a
small claims lawsuit against a
Local businessman claiming he
owes nearly $7,000.
The lawsuit was filed by ADT
SSecurity Services against Dan
h Sheppard, owner of the Spa
Shoppe in Crawfordville and
other businesses, on Monday,
SNov. 26, alleging that he entered
into a security agreement with
Sthe company in July 2006, but
|indicating he failed to pay for
~the service, accruing $6,998.52
i in charges.
The complaint alleges that
a system was installed in Sep-
tember 2006 for $3,145 and
monthly charges of $74 were
billed through March 2007,
when the company cancelled
Sthe contract and added a $3,400
SA 20-year-old man charged
'with driving 118 miles an hour
,in a 55 mph zone in the Riv-
Sersink area, pleaded no contest
Ato DUI, marijuana possession
$and possession of drug para-
phernalia. The speeding charge
Owas dropped as part of a plea
,agreement with the state attor-
Jason Jordan had a blood al-
cohol level of .133 and.137 when
he was stopped - .08 is the
legal limit. He was sentenced
on Tuesday, Nov. 26, to the
usual DUI conditions, including
six months license revocation,
10 day immobilization of his
vehicle, and 50 hours of com-
Assistant Public Defender Jes-
sica Medina, who represented
Jordan on the charges, indicated
to the court that the calculations
on the speeding would have
been contested, saying Jordan
denied he was doing 118 mph.
Nevertheless Wakulla County
Judge Jill Walker chided Jordan,
saying whether he was doing
99 or 115, it was still an exces-
sive rate of speed. "You're lucky
you weren't killed - or someone
else," the judge told him.
* Alga Dale Sanders, 45, of
Sopchoppy, pleaded no contest
to a misdemeanor charge of
resisting an officer without vio-
lence and was ordered to pay a
Deputies were responding
to a reported disturbance call
on Sept. 22 and were talking
to the alleged victim, Sanders'
daughter, when he drove up and
grabbed his daughter and drove
to where his daughter's hus-
enough to allow them entrance
to your home. Please trim over-
hanging limbs and remove any
obstacles that might prevent an
emergency vehicle from gaining
access to your home. Also, be
sure your house street number
is in clear view of approaching
emergency vehicles. With your
help, if needed, we'll be able to
arrive at your home as quickly as
Furnace Heating Fire Safety
It is important that you have
your furnace inspected to ensure
that it is in good working condi-
tion. Be sure all furnace controls
and emergency shutoffs are in
proper working order.
band was being interviewed by
officers and allegedly interfered
with the investigation.
Sanders was in court on
Tuesday, Nov. 27, to plea to the
* A woman charged with pe-
tit theft for allegedly taking $250
from the county landfill pleaded
no contest to the charge - as
well as several misdemeanor
cases of passing worthless bank
Karen Sanders, 36, was
charged with taking the $250
from the Wakulla County land-
fill on Dec. 12, 2006. According
to the arrest report on file in the
courthouse, "When confronted
by representatives of the com-
pany that manages the landfill
for the county the next day,
(Sanders) admitted to the theft,
and repaid the stolen money
to the county with a money
order from Florida State Credit
Judge Walker ordered Sand-
ers to serve a sentence that
included probation with the
condition of 10 days in the
sheriff's work camp and an anti-
theft class. Sanders indicated
to the court that she is moving
to Donalsonville, Ga., but will
come back to Wakulla County
to fulfill the work camp require-
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the chimney line. If the wall is
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English named ESE,
student services director P.
Tanya English, Crawfordville
Elementary School principal, de-
veloped a heart for ESE students
when CES became the center
for students with profound dis-
Her 16 years experience as
a school-based administrator
made her an ideal candidate
and selection for the Executive
Director of ESE and Student
"Mrs. English is an outstand-
ing school level administrator,"
said Superintendent David
Miller. "She has honed the skills
necessary to be successful at the
district level. We are looking
forward to her taking our ESE/
Student Services Department to
yet another level."
n English will replace Dr. Irene
Savary who is retiring after more
than 33 years in education.
i Superintendent Miller added,
"Ir. Savary has a reputation
statewide as an excellent ESE Ex-
edutive Director. She has been in
h r current position since 1992.
Her shoes will be difficult to fill
b cause of her vast experience
with ESE and Student Services.
T�e institutional knowledge she
has developed over the past 15
yiars is invaluable. She will be
English has worked hand-in-
hand with FDLRS, the school
district, the Florida State Multi-
disciplinary Center, the Florida
Inlusion Center and a dedicat-
e4 team of teachers to develop
a programm at Crawfordville El-
ementary School that meets and
challenges the needs of special
S"I look forward to drawing on
rAationships and experiences
gained from this opportunity in
nmy new district-level position,"
said English. "Attitude is every-
things" I am excited about the
opportunity to grow profession-
ally and serve all of our school
and students from the district
level. I also look forward to be-
ing an involved Crawfordville
Elementary School parent of
English earned her Bachelor's
and Master's degrees from Flori-
da State University. Prior to serv-
ing as a school administrator
she taught school for a decade
in Florida and Georgia.
English has roots deep in the
education profession. Her moth-
er, Jo Ann Council, is a retired
school teacher. She even has a
family member who was, as she
is, a principal of Crawfordville
Uncle Harold Blanton, re-
cently deceased, served as prin-
cipal of Crawfordville from 1955
to 1965. He moved on to the
post of principal at Rickards
High School in Tallahassee and
eventually landed at the Florida
Department of Education.
| The Wakulla County School District is nearing the end of the first
semester and the second nine week session of school. Semestert
Acams will be held on Thiusdcy, Dec. 2 and �xiday. Dec. 21. Dec.
1 is an early releasely. The Christmas holidays begin after school
dnds on Dec. 21 and continue until Tuesday, Jan. 8. Monday, Jan.
I is a teacher planning day and students will have a day off from
passes. Report cards from the second nine weeks of school will
�e issued on Jan. 14.
Medart moves festival
SMedart Elementary School
has moved its spring festival to
the fall and it will be held on
Friday, Nov. 30 in front of and
ih back of the school. It will be
held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It was
held in May 2007 for the 2006-
2007 school year.
The Holiday Festival will
include snow and the Mustang
Winterland will have one area
fbr children to play and a sec-
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their marksmanship throwing
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food, bingo, cake walks and
the popular inflatable obstacle
course and climbing wall. Spe-
cial lighting will be brought
in for the event since the fall
festival will be conducted dur-
ing Standard Time rather than
School officials invite every-
one to attend the fundraiser
which will include cooler tem-
peratures and fewer insects than
the last festival in May.
Frankie Harvey, Laura
Frankie Harvey, Crawfordville
Elementary School fourth grade
teacher, was recognized at that
Nov. 20 Wakulla County School
Board. Meeting as the Teacher of
the Month. With roots deep in
Wakulla County, she has remained
actively involved in the school
system as a student, an athlete,
a volleyball coach, an intern and
a teacher. Harvey graduated from
Flagler College in 2003 and began
teaching at Crawfordville the same
year. She enjoys being around chil-
dren. "The most enjoyable aspect
of my job is the gratification that
I experience when I see a child's
eyes light up with understanding,"
Hands on activities are incorpo-
rated into Harvey's classroom each
day. She strives to make the cur-
riculum exciting for her students.
"Every year since Frankie has been
employed she has brought a pro-
gram to me that will enrich the
education of students at Crawford-
ville," said Principal Tanya English.
"Some of those include an algebra
workshop, a school-wide science
fair, and Positive Behavior System.
After selling me on the programs,
she then volunteered to chair
the committee. Her rapport., with
faculty to achieve buy in, organi-
Mational skills.and ability to 'think
outside the box' are strengths that
make heravitalpart of the Cougar
Frankie Harvey pursues pro-
fessional development through
memberships such as Delta Kappa
Gamma and the Safety Commit-
tee. She is participating in Level
I Leadership Development this
year as well as being a candidate
for National Board Professional
Laura Greenwood has been
safely transporting Wakulla Coun-
ty students for more than 20 years.
Her dedication and enthusiasm
as a school bus driver and trainer
are some of the main reasons she
was selected as the November Em-
ployee of the Month. Greenwood
is a North Florida native who
discovered employment opportu-
nities through her mother-in-law,
Ruby Pope. Laura Greenwood has
been a school bus driver, worked
with data entry and is now a driver
Pat Jones, district transporta-
tion coordinator, recognized Laura
Greenwood as "an outstanding
employee. She has excelled in the
area of driver training, providing
the most up-to-date information
to new drivers and veteran drivers.
She continues to work with the De-
partment of Education in providing
yearly input for driver training in
the State of Florida. Most recently
she has been given the task to
implement the Versa-trans routing
computer software program for
our district. She knows the routes
and students. Laura reaches out to
others and exemplifies teamwork,"
Students are Greenwood's first
concern. She has experience trans-
porting all students from seniors
in high school to infants. However,
the Pre-K students make her eyes
Laura adds, "There was not a
single day that one of my little
ones would not make me smile,"
she said. "Their hearts are so
full of excitement and love. They
make every day enjoyable and
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007-Page 154
nutn hign speaks at tne recent nrnners tlnnaren's Hospital
fashion show at The Bistro at Wildwood Country Club in
Fashion show raises funds
for and honors patients at
Shriners Children's Hospital
By JOAN E. SMITH
Special To The Wakulla News
Special thanks go out to ev-
eryone who attended and made
impossible for a successful Rose
Taft Fashion Show Luncheon
and Silent Auction with live en-
tertainment by Charles and Joan
Smith on Saturday, Nov. 10.
l-Theeveiitwas held ii honor
of the children who were recipi-
en~ts of medical services received
from the Shriner's Hospital.
The Bistro, WVildwood Coun-
try Club Restaurant, served a
fabulous lunch of mixed greens,
polo arosto chicken, rice pilaf,
miniature green beans, and ga-
The Tarsus Temple No. '161,
Daughters of the Nile, fash-
ion show event began with a
welcome to everyone. While
gentle music was flowing in
the background, the welcome
and the introductions of the
local models embellishing the
Rose Taft gowns was given by
chairpersons, Ruth High and'
Introducing the distinguished
guests and honored children,
who are or were patients at the
Shriners Hospital, was given by
Velma Towles. As lunch was be-
ing served the Invocation was
given by Patricia Lindsey.
SDuring the event, the current
reigning Queen Bobbie Murray
gave remarks of gratitude 'and
special recognition certificate.
Past Queen Ruth High, Special
Events Chairperson, co-chairing
this event with Kathie Brown,
received special honor for ser-
vice to the children and Tarsus
Temple No 161 Daughters of
Ruth High is a longtime
resident of Wakulla County.
High said she grew up here as
a child, but she still remembers
the days of living in New York
City and working for the famous
Rose Taft Couture Company
located on Seventh Avenue in
She said she owes much
gratitude to her colleagues for
shipping the stylish selection of
Rose Taft designer gowns.
S"I called my friend'and told
her about our fundraiser for the
children's hospital. She respond-
ed and participated by sending
these exquisite designer dresses
for our fashion show. I am so
honored she trusted me."
Mrs. High said as a local
representative for the Rose Taft
Couture Fashions, she would be
happy to assist anyone who may
want more information about
the Rose Taft line, please contact
Mrs. High at 926-4576.
' Thanks goes out to Ellen King
and her committee for the hard
work in organizing the Silent
Auction. Also, a true heartfelt
thanks goes to the individuals
who donated items.
And a gracious thank you
to the following businesses for
donating items: Belk's, Brown's
Nursery, The Carriage Shop,
Dillard's, Evolution Day Spa, FSU
Boosters, Market Square Liquors,
Posey's Up the Creek Steam
Room and Oyster Bar, Silver
Slipper, Wakulla Bank, Wakulla
Florist, Winn Dixie Stores, Inc.
Those in attendance quickly
understood this event was more
than just a fashion show. It
could possibly be compared to
receiving a soft blooming scarlet
rose - yet, better All those in
attendance welcomed the hon-
ored guests, the children.
The purpose of this special
event was to raise funds and
honor the children. The chil-
dren are or were patients at the
Shriners Hospital. The sweet
smiles of the children embraced
everyone's heart with loving
thanks and it was received
with more tenderness than the
single Rose center-piece sitting
on each table.
One little boy expressed
thanks to the group for mak-
ing it possible for him to have
four correctional back surgeries.
Another child gave thanks for
making it possible for her to
have several surgeries to correct
an inverted breast bone.
Another sent word he was
not able to come because he
was recovering from his recent
surgery. But, he wanted every-
one to know how thankful he
was for the help.
Special thanks to everyone
sharing resources, time and
loving helping hands, all work-
ing together made this event
successful. Special thanks to
the courageous children,for you
are The Sweetest Rose Blooms
This is the season to be
thankful and blessed. Now that
Thanksgiving is over, you can
start preparing for the next big
day, Christmas. It is less than 27
Our Thanksgiving was great
with family and loved ones. It
gives everyone a chance to make
their favorite dish. It seems like
each year the group gets larger.
We thank God for our family
and loved ones.
Our prayers and concerns go
out to all the sick, shut-in, those
in the hospitals and nursing
homes, those bound at home,
in prisons and jails. Let us pray
for people to change from the
old way and find the new path
Happy birthday to Ricky Wil-
liams and Betty'Revell. They
celebrated in November. Best
wishes from Eva Mae Johnson.
We wish a happy birthday
to Marie Johnson on Dec. 5 and
Gwen Johnson on Dec. 5, from
Timothy W, Harvey
Timothy Harvey is 1
Happy first birthday to Timo-
thy Waylon Harvey on Nov. 28.
He is the son of Timothy Mat-
thew Harvey and Kristy Snyder
Maternal grandparents are
Ricky and Connie Snyder of
Crawfordville. Paternal grand-
parents are Dick Snyder of Craw-
fordville, the late Fay Snyder and
Ed and Bobbie Evans.
are Lisa Merritt of Crawfordville
and the late. Timmy Harvey.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Buddy Taff of Crawfordville
and the late Iris Taff and Betty
Ann Harvey and the late Fulton
By Ethel Skipper
your family. Hope you have a
The Tallahassee district
church pastors and officers will
be in Panama City on Dec. 8 at
noon central time for their an-
nual business meeting.
On Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., the Wakulla County
Senior Citizens Center will be
hosting the first Christmas Ba-
zaar at the senior center. Chef
Mary Harrison will have her
mouth-watering holiday goodies
for purchase and.enjoyment.
The center will also have a va-
riety of craft and miscellaneous
items for sale. Come early, then
stay and enjoy the Pickin' and
Grinin'Band with lunch to follow
at noon. Reservations for lunch
are appreciated by 9:30 a.m.
On Monday, Dec. 10, at 11
a.m., the Wakulla County Senior
Center will be presenting a pro-
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Cancer affects both men and
women and there are steps you
can take to reduce your risk from
various cancers. Participants will
be given information on the
types of cancer screening and
show how to reduce risk fac-
tors. There will be a hands on
Wakulla Middle School's
eighth grade band will entertain
at the Senior Center on Dec. 12
at 11 a.m. Come and enjoy the
Christmas music performed by
these talented students.
Also, on Dec. 12 from 1 p.m.
to 2 p.m., the American Lung
Association's "Better Breathers
Club" will have their Holiday
Party. Bring a friend or family,
member to enjoy the Christmai
fun and learn more about lung
disease. For more ihYfdriation,
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SIronhead, Flinthead, and
XWood Ibis are some of its local
names, but here in the Big
Bend most folks I associate
with simply call them Wood
Storks-their accepted proper
: The nickname Wood Ibis
Is understandable, for like the
White Ibis found throughout
our lovely Wakulla County,
and the Glossy Ibis found
long our coastal marshy ar-
ras, they all have a somewhat
down-curved bill. Actually
ihe Ibis' bill or beak curves
its full length, while our only
native stork's bill is relatively
straight, except for roughly the
last one-third, where out to
the tip there is a slight droop.
'With the adult males, the bill
is slightly more curved. The
adult storks have a gray-brown
or horn-colored bill about the
same color as their naked
head; a head only a mother
:could love. Young storks have
:a yellowish bill.
Storks use their upper and
lower mandibles in a unique
manner. The fact is, it reminds
:of how a friend of mine eats.
Every time he bends his elbow
and brings food to his mouth,
his mouth snaps shut Storks
are primarily "tactile" feeders.
As'an example, if a pond with
emergent aquatic plants (such
as Frog's Bit, lily pads, Azola,
or other floating ferns and/or
Duckweed) begins to dry up,
all these surface plants liter-
ally cover the pond's surface,
to the point herons and other
"long-legged waders"'can't see
down into the water to snatch
up a meal. Their view of
potential prey is obstructed by
the mass of floating plants.
However, the Wood Stork
will shove its opened man-
dible through that vegetative
mass and feed anyway, even
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though their not able to see
those crawdads, fish, etc.
swimming right below the
surface. These birds have pink-
ish feet, and while standing
there with their bill and head
submerged (nearly to their
eyes) they'll take their feet
and pat the muddy bottom of
the pond or slough. Sooner or
later their feet, which they al-
ternate patting, will bump into
prey and in fleeing the foot,
the prey may bump into the
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these egrets, the Wood Stork
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007-Page 17A
Bowen welcomed home
Wakulla County gave U.S.
Army veteran Josh Bowen a
welcome home on Monday,
Nov. 19 as he visited with family
members during a Thanksgiving
leave. Well-wishers lined U.S.
Highway 319 at the Wakulla
County Courthouse to wave
American flags and hold up
signs in his honor.
Bowen will leave the Army
in July 2008. He is stationed in
Hawaii and has spent two tours
in the Iraq war zone during the
middle eastern conflict.
The idea to honor Josh came
from friends of her grandmoth-
er, Merle Eddings, who works
in the State Attorney's office in
Crawfordville. Michelle Crum of
Continued from Page 1A
"Obviously, this time period
has passed," Stevens told the
At Wakulla Gardens, the
future land use designation is
Rural 2, meaning one home
per two acres for those areas
served by public water, or, for
those areas served by wells, the
maximum density is one home
per five acres. It would take 18,
50 by 100 foot lots to meet the
requirements with public water,
;or 44, 50 by 100 foot lots for
!areas with wells.
; Commissioner Ed Brimner
:suggested that the language
was';icluded in the comp plan
,because Wakulla copied another
'district's comp plan and the
effect wasn't caught. But, Brim-
iner said, with plans to expand
[sewer to Wakulla Gardens, the
county needs many homes in
'the area to have the project
cover its costs.
"I can't say whether this was
;copied or crafted specifically
Sfor .Wakulla County," Stevens
responded, but she said there
continue to be density issues
in those non-conforming sub-
divisions such as roads and
Commissioner Maxie Lawhon
questioned whether the county
shiould.still 'go forward with
sewer, and County Administra-
tor Ben Pingree answered that
funding is -iii motion and sug-
gested that the project not be
"Well, are we not going to get
sued by all those people who
bought lots out there?" Lawhon
asked. When Brimner answered
the State Attorney's office said
the employees wanted to do
something for Josh "to show
our appreciation for his service."
Eddings attempted to give Josh
a slice of Wakulla County while
he was stationed overseas.
She sent Bowen issues of The
Wakulla News so he could keep
up with current events in his
Bowen's family members.
father Larry, mother Susie, and
sister Megan, picked him up at
the airport before driving him
down U.S. Highway 319.
In his high school days, Bow-
en was one of the top wrestlers
on the War Eagle squad.
that he hoped people would be
understanding, Lawhon said:
"I don't know if I would be if I
just spent $30,000 on 10 lots out
there and tomorrow I had to go
see Scott Gaby" - referring to a
Homebuilder Tim Bozeman
told commissioners he was ba-
sically in the position Lawhon
described, and said that the
county's past position on the
non-conforming lots that build-
ers had to have at least two
contiguous lots to build a home.
To enforce the policy would
create a hardship on him and
other builders who bought lots
in these subdivisions with the
intention constructing homes.
Builder Jay Culley questioned
specific language in' the policy,
such as the definition of "same
ownership" - and asked if two
lots are sold, which owner can
Paula Knowles, broker/owner
of Area Realty, told commission-
ers that past planning directors
had viewed those subdivisions
as being grandfathered because
the plats pre-dated zoning in the
county. Knowles also said that
.she has a client who bought
seven lots at $3,000 each in
a similar subdivision and is
now in a position to buy sev-
eral more. Given the policy, she
asked the board if she should
tell the buyer to put the addi-
tional lots in his son's name and
have them deeded to him?
Commissioners had no an-
swers and put the matter off for
two weeks to give staff time for
"Well, looks like y'all got
yourself a mess," real estate bro-
ker Bob Danzey of Lisa's Listing
told the board.
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of the county that un-
planned growth occurring on
private lands is inconsequen-
tial. We now know such nu-
merical nonsense is outdated
By way of comparison,
Wakulla is tiedfor fifth place
statewide with our neighbor,
Liberty County, also 62 percent
regarding public land owner-
ship. Monroe County, the
Florida Keys and southern
Everglades, is 96 percent public
land, Franklin County is 81
percent, while the populous
South Florida urban centers
of Collier County and Miami-
Dade are 67 percent and 66
percent public conservation
Thanks for helping
Editor, The Newst
The Wakulla County Chil-
dren's Fund thanks everyone
who participated in the Bake/
Food Sale, Garage Sale Fund-
raiser and Craft Show at Shell
The fundraiser was to raise
raise money for children in cri-
sis in Wakulla County. Thanks
to members of the Apalachee
Bay Volunteer Fire Department
for allowing us the use of their
fire station for this fundraising
The chili, brunswick stew,
shrimp bisque, corn chowder,
and home baked goodies were
wonderful and disappeared
quickly. They were enjoyed by
A special thanks to all the
volunteers who manned the
food counter. Thank you also to
the The Wakulla News for the
articles promoting this annual
fundraiser. Thanks to those who
donated items to the garage
sale. Thanks to those who do-
nated toys to make Christmas
nicer for the children of our
We will continue collecting
toys until Christmas.
Proceeds from the event will
assist children and families
in crisis throughout the year.
Children's lives will be materi-
ally and positively affected by
the kindness and generosity you
have all shown.
May the spirit of Christmas
be with us all throughout the
year. This is not only a blessing
to the families we assist, but
all who help out with contribu-
tions and the shopping will feel
If you would like to make
a donation, help us shop, join
our group of volunteers, or only
want information, call Sharon
at 926-5816. Donations can be
made to the Wakulla County
Children's Fund at Wakulla
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Editor, The Newss
The LaMendola family
would like to express how
grateful we all are for the
prayers, flowers and cards
that were sent for our beloved
Cheryl. Please continue to
keep Mark and Danielle in
your prayers. Your showering
of love means so much to all
Earnie and Barbara Jean
Editor, The News:
The family of Cornelia
Harden would like to thank
everyone for the outpouring
of love shown during her un-
We deeply appreciate all
the visits, prayer, cards, letters,
phone calls, food and memo-
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Arthur H. Geide
Arthur Howard Geide, 79, of
Panacea died Wednesday, Nov.
21 in Tallahassee following a
A private family service will
be held at a later date.
A native of the Bronx, N.Y., he
was born on June 20, 1928 and
was the son of the late Bertha
Liable and Walter Arthur Geide.
Survivors include three daugh-
ters, Linda, Patricia and Debra; a
brother, Walter and wife Patti;
his nephews, Steve and Jennifer
Geide, David and Tina Geide,
Kevin and Teresa Geide, Mike
and Kelly Geide and Brian and
Gwen Geide; and a large number
of great-nieces and nephews
from Florida and a niece, Diana
and Gordon Burdette of West
Dean-Lopez Funeral Home
and Crematory in Key West was
in'charge of the arrangements.
Kathleen M. Newberry
Kathleen Mary Newberry, 70,
of Sopchoppy died Sunday, Nov.
25 in Sopchoppy.
.A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
at'Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch,
P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL
A native of New York City,
she, had lived in Sopchoppy for
24 years, having moved from
Madeira Beach. She was of the
Catholic faith and served as
an administrative manager for
Wakulla Bank for 19 years.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 34 years, William
Newberry of Sopchoppy;- three
daughters, Patti Athanson of
New Port lRichey, Beverly Sto-
rozuk and husband Michael of
Minneapolis, Minn. and Kath-
leen' Rodriguez and husband
Robert of Woodstock, Ga.; a
brother, John Keogh and wife
Linda of Virginia Beach, Va.; and
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.
Sunny L. Rothenhoefer
SSunny Lou Rothenhoefer, 60,
of Labelle died Friday, Nov. 23
in Labelle following a lengthy
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Labelle.
A native of Bedford, Ind.,
she was born on July 31, 1947.
She had lived in Labelle for 10
years and was an operator for a
telephone answering service in
Survivors include a son,
Michael .D. Rothenhoefer and
wife Lisa; two grandsons, John
Rothenhoefer and Michael
S. Rothenhoefer; her mother,
Tweed McCann; and two broth-
ers, Frank McCann and John
McCann, all of Crawfordville;
and two sisters, Paula Mahoney
and Dennis of Tipton, Ind. and
Megan McCann of Atlanta.
Barbara J. St. John
Barbara June St. John, 72, of
Crawfordville died Thursday,
Nov. 22 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Monday, Nov. 26 at Harvey-
Young Funeral Home in Craw-
fordville with burial at Wood-
A lifelong resident of Perry,
Fla., she was a member of the
Assembly of God Church. She
was a loan officer.
Survivors include a daughter,
Kay Johnson of Perry, Fla.; a
son, Lawrence St. John of Tal-
lahassee; two brothers, Lewis
Gibson of Crawfordville, and
Gene Gibson of Tallahassee;
nine grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; and many other
family members and friends.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.
Wilson Edward "Papaw"
Wheatley, 89, of Tallahassee
died Tuesday, Oct. 23 at his
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
He was a resident of Tal-
lahassee for the past 55 years,
coming from Logan County,
W.V. Born June 10, 1918, in Rus-
sellville, W.V., he was the son
of the late Leander Dorn and
Georgia Ann Bias 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,
grandchildren and great-grand-
children. He was a master ne-
gotiator, 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
husband Carl of Havana, Lona
Wilene Matherne and husband
John of Valparaiso, Alice Deon
husband Corbin of Tallahas-
see and Kimberly Rose Wheat-
ley of Crawfordville; nine grand-
children; 10 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; Mi-
Granger, who was like a son,
and his two children, who were
like grandchildren; as well as
other special friends -and rel�.
Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home
in Tallahassee was in charge of
to meet Dec. 10
The Wilderness Coast Public
Libraries (WILD) Governing Board
will meet on Monday, Dec. 10 at
2 p.m. in the Wilderness Coast
Public Libraries administrative
office in Monticello at 1180 West
Washington Street. For more in-
formation, call (850) 997-7400. The
meeting is open to the public.
WMS band concerts
The Wakulla Middle School
seventh and eighth grade bands
and jazz band will present their
winter concerts on Monday, Dec.
10 at 7:30 p.m. on the school stage.
They will be performing a variety
of music including several holiday
selections. The eighth grade band
will also be performing at the
Wakulla Senior Citizen's Center
on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. The seventh
grade band will present a concert
for preschoolers of the Sopchoppy
Educational Center on Dec. 14.
The sixth grade band presented
its semester concert on Nov. 13
and performed for the residents
of Eden Springs on Nov. 15.
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
The Wakulla County Com-
mission voted 4-1 last week
to approve a new public re-
cords policy that designates
the county administrator as the
custodian of records and would
charge for staff time for any
request that takes more than
half an hour.
At the commission meeting
on Monday, Nov. 19, County Ad-
ministrator Ben Pingree said he
was looking for direction from
the board in developing the
new policy, but he came under
harsh fire from some members
of the public and tough ques-
tioning from Commissioner
Howard Kessler about whether
his real intent was to create an
obstacle to providing informa-
tion to the public.
Several citizens indicated they
were skeptical' about Pingree's
intent, especially since there
wasn't a copy of the proposed
policy available. Karla Brandt
said that the fact that the policy
wasn't posted online "reflects
the current administration's
lack of encouragement towards
Pingree responded that there
were problems with posting
items online, but that the docu-
ment was available at his office
on Thursday afternoon and was
online by Friday. It is the same
policy discussed at the Nov.
5 meeting with changes and
clarifications suggested at that
Michael Keys called the poli-
cy "administrative hysteria" and
a reaction to Commissioner Ed
Brimner's Cyberr tantrum" over
a citizen's request that he turn
over his last 100 e-mails.
Hugh Taylor made the re-
quest. After months of not
responding and complaining
about the time it would take to
fulfill the request and threaten-
ing to charge several hundred
dollars for his time to sort
through what was personal and
exempt from the request, Brim-
ner reportedly turned over his
e-mails. Brimner has indicated
he was frustrated with Taylor
after an earlier request for a list
of addresses for the commis-
sioner's frequent e-mail updates,
contending that Taylor used the
list to send out an e-mail critical
of him to everybody on that list,
including family and friends not
involved in local politics.
Of the 100 e-mails request,
Brimner contended it was a
"fishing expedition" to look for
embarrassing information. On
Nov. 6, Brimner told The News
that he was tired of fighting the
matter and intended to turn
over the e-mails.
Commissioner Howard Kes-
sler gave Pingree a close grilling
on the language used in the
policy. Of the first "whereas"
in the document, which states
that "Florida Statutes provides
that government records of the
State of Florida shall be made
available to the public upon
reasonable request," Kessler
said he had no assurance that
that reflected a true reading of
the law and questioned what
constituted a "reasonable re-
quest" and if, in fact, that was
Much attention was focused
on language that gave the ad-
ministrator the authority to
have the county attorney review
the records request. Because of
concerns stated at the Nov. 5
meeting, the text was changed
to read "all requests may be re-
viewed" by the county-attorney
from "all requests shall." The
county's public records policy
several years ago required all
requests to go through the
county attorney, which Brimner
described as intended to create
an obstacle for records requests.
He drafted a records policy in
2005 that removed that require-
Pingree told the board that
he wanted to be able to con-
sult with County Attorney Ron
Mowrey when he had questions
about a public records request.
One new requirement is
charges for personnel costs re-
lated to a records request. The
new policy states that after half-
an-hour, the county will charge
for the cost of supervising
inspection of the records or to
compile voluminous requests.
Pingree again stressed to
the board that he was looking
for direction, and it was up, to
commissioners to say what they
felt was an appropriate time,
whether 15 minutes, 30 minutes,
an hour or never to charge for
Continued from Page 12A
* On Nov. 25, Detective
Andy Curies reported a criminal
mischief at his Crawfordville
home. Someone vandalized the
victim's mailbox which was val-
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* On Nov. 26, Linda M. Chap-
man of Sopchoppy reported a
criminal mischief as someone
broke a window at her home.
A pellet was found lodged in a
double pane window. A bullet
hole was also discovered in the
roof of the home. Deputy Robert
� On Nov. 24, Gary W. Wright
of Crawfordville reported the
recovery of a shotgun, valued
at $400. Wright discovered the
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weapon along the roadway as
he was driving on Dan Miller:
Road. Det. John Zarate deter-."
mined that the shotgun was not
stolen. It is being held by the
sheriff's office until the owner
can be found.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007-Page 19A
Continued from Page 1A
Administrator until Ben Pingree
was hired from Tallahassee.
Blanchard has since retired. The
emergency management op-
eration is contained in Sheriff
David Harvey's office and Major
Maurice Langston said the of-
fice is pleased to have someone
as qualified as Nelson.
"Scott knows this stuff back-
wards and forwards," said
Major Langston. "He knows it
at all levels, federal, state and
Nelson, a native Floridian
and 1994 Florida State Univer-
sity graduate, recently spoke
about emergency management
to the Wakulla County Rotary
Club. He painted a colorful and
scary picture of what Wakulla
County will look like if a Cat-
egory 4 or Category 5 hurricane
ever visits the county.
Predictions of storm surge
covering all of Wakulla County
are common when reviewing
state and federal hurricane
predictions for severe, storms.
Storm surge covering U.S. High-
way 98 and coastal areas can be
expected in a Category 1 and
Category 2 storm.
"We know that water will be
there in either inches or feet,"
said Nelson of projections.
Storm surge from Tropical
Storm Dennis in July 2005
created flooding that was un-
expected and Dennis did not
strike a blow against Wakulla
"It underscores that our ge-
ography allows this to happen
to us," he said. "We don't have
the increase in elevation as you
go inland. (Hurricane) Kate (in
1985) did not have hurricane
force winds. They were tropical
storm force winds, but they had
an impact on the trees, roads
and other infrastructure."
"Weare vulnerable here with
our shallow water," said Nelson.
"At some point, we will get .d
And Nelson knows his
storms. He spent a year with
the Florida Department of
Management team following
five years with the state Divi-
sion of Emergency Manage-
ment. As part of the Division
of Emergency Management, he
spent time traveling the state
responding to storms. "I went
to the counties where the worst
impact was expected," he said.
Nelson spent weeks in Pen-
sacola and Santa Rosa County
following Ivan and was part of
the state response team that
responded to Hurricane Katrina
as if Katrina hit Florida, not
Mississippi and Louisiana. He
has also responded to nuclear
power plants to make sure they
were prepared for potential hur-
After five years of travel,
Nelson changed his focus to the
Department of Transportation
to avoid the constant time on
But while he was with the
Division of Emergency Man-
agement, Nelson won the 2004
Rodney Richardson Award for
contributions to the state emer-
gency office. Nelson said he is
proud of the award, in part, be-
cause it was named for a former
Wakulla County resident.
He has also been employed
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Olin in his
With the end of hurricane
season on Nov. 30, Nelson will
catch up on his other duties
which include preparation for
other potential disasters such
as wildfire, brought on by se-
vere drought, hazardous materi-
als and terrorism.
Other natural hazards in-
clude tornadoes, earthquakes,
flooding, freezes, sinkholes and
Nelson said the U.S. Forest
Service is concerned enough
about the continuing drought
that a burn ban may be enacted
in the Apalachicola National
Forest. "We'll be entering the
fire season in the spring," said
Nelson. He added that Florida
has better fire prevention than
Southern Californians and is a
more "fire wise community."
"They all do a very good
job," he said of federal firefight-
ing agencies. "The state has
learned from Andrew and other
Have the citizens of Wakulla
County learned anything about
storms? Nelson hopes they
have. Families should have a
72 hour preparedness kit and
an evacuation plan. Nelson
recommended going to www.
floridadisaster.org for informa-
tion on how to best prepare
"The response will be similar
whether it's a fire or hurricane,"
he said. "Keep up with your
loved ones." Pets are popular
in Wakulla County, but don't
expect to have a pet friendly
shelter in the county at any
Nelson said the projected
storm surge makes an animal
shelter in the county impracti-
cal in the event that the entire
county gets covered by water.
"I don't think we'll even have
one," he said. "I'm hoping
for a regional animal shelter
He encouraged residents
to evacuate to the homes of
friends and relatives whenever
possible and don't forget insur-
ance papers should there be
local property damage.
Nelson looked back at his
old state job and remembered
frantic calls from residents who
failed to follow a mandatory
evacuation order and called
for help from their attics. "We
can't respond at that point,"
said Nelson. "We are not go-
ing to put our own people in
Hurricane Charley is still a
fresh memory for Nelson even
though it was more than two
years ago. The inland wind
damage was experienced from
Charlotte, DeSoto and Hardee
counties to Orlando in Central
Florida. "That was probably our
worst inland wind event," he
said. "Ivan was probably our
worst surge event."
The winter season will allow
Nelson to update his hurricane
planning ideas and scope of
work while completing lots of
"There are four levels of
emergency management," he
said. "Preparedness, response,
recovery and mitigation. We
had Hurricane Andrew in 1992
and the fires of 1998 and Sept.
11 changed our focus."
"I loved to respond, but I
don't care to respond to my
own county," he concluded. "I
do love my job."
Continued from Page 1A
Lower Bridge Road resident
Katherine Wilson offered that
Martin Luther King roads are
usually in African-American
neighborhoods - which drew
moans from black residents
in the audience - and sug-
gested that another road, Old
Bethel Road, for example, be
When Wilson insisted, "This
is not about race," an audience
member muttered in response,
"You've done made it that
One white resident, Bill
Jones, formerly of Charleston,
S.C., told commissioners that
they needed to hold the line
when the black community's
requests become demands.
Commissioner Ed Brimner
said he was disturbed by the di-
visiveness of the issue, and the
characterization as "we" versus
"them." "That is probably, of
this whole exercise, the thing
that pains me the most."
"I think it's sad we take a
man like Martin Luther King
and have this difficult discus-
sion about how to honor him,"
Commissioner Green said, add-
ing that he didn't understand
why the matter was so trouble-
some to some residents.
"It's not to make a God of a
man," he said, "but how many
people would go out and risk
their life to improve the con-
ditions for others? He did an
Lawhon said he would not vote
to change the name of the road,
but insisted he believed the
matter could be worked out.
Brimner suggested road
signs with both names - Lower
Bridge and the King Memo-
rial Road designation, which
seemed a possible solution.
"I want the board to be
together on this," said Com-
missioner Howard Kessler, who
was acting as chairman at the
workshop in Brian Langston's
absence. "I want to see the
board working to unite these
communities into one."
Lawhon told the audience
that there was no reluctance
from the board about recogniz-
ing Martin Luther King, noting
that besides designating Lower
Bridge as King Memorial Road,
the commission also put the
monument honoring King on
the courthouse grounds.
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Most important among their plans was to create an atmosphere
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parents could bring their kids to play games...a place to relax.
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wakulla County School District
2008-2009 Proposed Elementary & Middle School Rezoning
Please visit: www.wakullaschooldistrict.org
and click on "New Elementary School A" for additional detailed information.
2008-2009 Proposed Elementary Schools Rezoning Map
Proposed 2008-2009 Elementary School Zones
Elementary School "A"-The NEW Elementary School
* All students living on Hwy 319 and its tributaries north of the red light at the intersection of
Hwy 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Mose Strickland Road to the county line. This includes
all students west of this area to National Forest. Evergreen Acres and Mose Strickland
Road with its tributaries are Elementary "A". Ivan Church Road is Crawfordville.
* All students living on Revadee Spears Road and its tributaries north from and including
Mose Strickland Road.
* All students living on Hwy 267 and its tributaries west from and including Paige Oliver
Road to the county line. Rock Road is Shadeville.
* All students living on Bob Miller Road and its tributaries west of Old Woodville Road. Old
Woodville Road and it tributaries are Shadeville.
* All students living on Wakulla Springs Road and its tributaries north from Wakulla Park
Drive to the county line.
* All students living on Old Bethel Road and its tributaries north of Wakulla-Arran Road.
* All students living on East Ivan Road and its tributaries north of Wakulla-Arran Road.
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 Hwy 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Ivan Church Road. This includes all students west of this area to the National Forest. Ivan Church Road is Crawfordville.
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
All 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.
All 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.
All students living on Spring Creek Hwy 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
All students living on Hwy 98 and its tributaries east from the Ochlockonee River to the county line.
All students living on Hwy 267 and its tributaries south of Rock Crusher Road.
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.
2008-2009 Proposed Middle School Rezoning
. . Riversprings Middle School
, All students living in the Riversprings Middle School zone as it existed during the 2007-2008 school year.
. All students living to the north of the intersection of Hwy 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Ivan Church road to the existing Riversprings Middle
.. .School zone. This includes Linzy Mill, Evergreen Acres, and Mose Strickland Road and its tributaries. Students living on Ivan Church Road
S... are Wakulla Middle School.
SWakulla Middle School
S. .. 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
S.. '"" 319, Mike Stewart Drive, and Ivan Church Road. Students living south that intersection including Ivan Church Road are Wakulla Middle
" v. ... * 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.
The following is the board's grandfathering provision for the 2008-2009 elementary
Provisions will be made for certain classifications of students to remain at their
respective schools during the 2008-2009 school year only. This grandfatheringg"
procedure will be extended as follows:
1. Rising fifth graders who are enrolled during the 2007-2008 school year
at either Crawfordville, Medart or Shadeville Elementary Schools will be
permitted to attend their respective school during their fifth grade year if
their parents/guardians provide transportation to and from school;
2. Younger siblings of these same rising fifth graders who are also currently
enrolled will be permitted to attend their respective school for the 2008-2009
school year only, if their parents also provide transportation for them;
Parents of students wishing to be "grandfathered" must notify the Principal of
their children's respective schools of their intentions by March 28, 2008.
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Dlazzles Hair Studio celebrated the opening of its new 2,200 square foot location just behind Hardee's on Ochlockonee Street.
iSazzles has and will continue to provide the area with the best in hair and spa services, said salon owners Bethany and
Ad;am Lassiter. Bethany, along with Lora Richards, Jodi McIver, and Linda Oaks make up the Dazzles style team. Sandi Don-
nick has joined the salon to provide skin and nail services in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. Dazzles Hair Studio's
Iiurs of Operation are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Saturday. For appointments, please call 926-6772. Walk-ins are welcome. Please come join Dazzles for its new location
grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 8 for free giveaways, dazzling specials and free food and drinks.
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3 Miles West Of
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Anytime Fitness is pleased to announce it has
signed a lease for space in the Shoppes at Century
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Anytime Fitness will develop a 4,000 square
foot exercise facility. With construction already
uhderway, the club will be open for business for
tlie start of the New Year.
- "Anytime Fitness offers a clean, convenient,
and affordable exercise option for the area," said
Rhssell and Jennifer Barbarino, club owners. "We
believe our 24-hour fitness club will be a great
addition to Wakulla County as it will finally al-
low people the flexibility to incorporate health
and fitness into their already busy schedules.
We make our schedule around yours, workout
=:At Anytime Fitness, members can workout any
time of the day or night. They use a security-ac-
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open in 'Shoppes'
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state-of-the-art strength training and cardiovas-
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Anytime Fitness also offers personal training
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Don't wait, come start your New Year's resolu-
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more than 800 franchise locations. By the end
of 2007, Anytime Fitness projects at least 1500
franchises will be sold both in the U.S. and inter-
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franchise is projected to hit the 2,500 mark.
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PCS sets electric utility fuel charges
:.The Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC) recently
set the 2008 fuel adjustment
charges for Florida's five inves-
tor-owned electric utilities.
The fuel adjustment charges
were determined at an evi-
dentiary hearing where the
Commission considered each
utility's 2008 projected costs
for fuel and purchased power
as well as truedd up" costs for
2006 and 2007.
The fuel charge appears on
customer bills separate from
Utilities are allowed to re-
cover only the prudent costs of
procuring fuel and purchased
power necessary to meet cus-
tomer demand. Utilities are not
allowed to make a profit on fuel
Fuel adjustment charges for
residential customers, starting
in January 2008 are:
* Progress Energy Florida,
Inc.: The residential fuel charge
will be 4.278 cents per kwh for
the first 1,000 kwh and 5.278
cents per kwh for all additional
usage. Based on the new fuel
charges, the total monthly
electric bill for residential cus-
tomers using 1,000 kwh will be
The PSC is committed to
making sure that Florida's con-
sumers receive their electric,
natural gas, telephone, water,
and wastewater services in a
safe, affordable, and reliable
The PSC exercises regulatory
authority over utilities in the
areas of rate base/economic
regulation; competitive market
oversight; and monitors safety,
reliability, and service.
For additional information,
State ID available for younger kids
Parents can check
teen drivers on-line; gift
certificates for specialty
tags now available
.Last October, Florida law
changed to allow children ages
5- and older to receive a state
issued Identification card. Previ-
ously, only those 12 and older
could receive a state issued ID
.This change gives law en-
fercement and parents an op-
portunity to have a current
digital photo of a child, as well
as; other pertinent personal in-
formation on hand in case of an
emergency. To date, more than
16;800 children under the age
of 12, have been issued ID Cards
since the law took effect. For
more information, contact the
Crawfordville Driver's License
office at 926-3575.
PARENTS AND TEENS
A new on-line system that
allows parents to check the
driving records of their minor
children is available. The site
is "located on the department's
webpage at www.hsmv.state.
fl.us. Parents can enter their
child's license number, the last
four digits of their social security
number, and date of birth to
view the record.
GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW
:-As of July 2007, specialty
license plate gift certificates
became available. This new pro-
gram allows anyone to purchase
a;specialty license plate as a gift
for a motor vehicle registrant.
This new gift certificate pro-
gram works much Jike any gift
certificate. Upon payment of the
annual fee, a gift certificate may
be purchased at an authorized
motor vehicle office (e.g., state
motor vehicle office, local tax
collector office, or licensed tag
agent) for any of the 107 spe-
cialty license plates currently
available in Florida.
At the time of purchase, a
receipt will be provided and a
credit will be issued in the name
of the gift recipient, which can
then be redeemed by the re-
cipient at the time the specialty
license plate is purchased. You
do not have to purchase and re-
deem the certificate at the same
office. Specialty license plates
will make great gifts!
This new program provides
a great opportunity to promote
the many causes and organiza-
tions represented by the plates.
In Florida, most registrations are
renewed on the birth date of the
registrant, so the timing could
make for a great birthday pres-
ent. The gift certificate could be
a special treat for someone who
could not otherwise splurge on
a specialty gift.
DHSMV created an online
system one year ago that allows
Floridians to voluntarily provide
the name, address and phone
number of two emergency con-
tacts for use by law enforcement
in case of an emergency. To date,
more than 743,000 Floridians
have taken advantage of this
system and input for their emer-
gency contact information.
Everyone with a valid Florida
driver license or identification
card to go online at www.hsmv.
state.fl.us and enter this vital
information. The secure informa-
tion will then be immediately
available only to law enforce-
The department believes, with
the assistance of law enforce- * .. . . . . .V . .. ..
ment, public usage of this sys- of any medical imaging
tem can be drastically increased, a y .
thereby giving law enforcement facility in Tallahassee.
another tool information is now
located on the DAVID Individual
Summary page above the image
location; officers can click on to
assist them in performing their
Information in the database
will allow law enforcement
officials to more quickly track
down an individual's contact in
the event of an emergency. A K . h TALLAHASSEE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
link to the emergency contact M RI - CT
button to retrieve the contact
information. I ll, EaI
Additionally, the emergency 9
contact information has been
added to the driver license and
vehicle registration response for
the Florida Crime Information
Center, Florida Driver License
Query, and Florida Registration * I
Holiday Advertising Deadlines
Christmas (Dec. 27) Issue
*Noon Thursday, Dec. 20 for all items submitted by e-mail.
* Noon Wednesday, Dec. 19 for all legal notices.
* Noon Wednesday, Dec. 19 for all real estate ads
and all ads requiring proof.
* 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 for Classified Ads
and Ads not requiring proof
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007 - Page 3B
among aging e
It is so Wakulla
rewarding to County Senior
write about all Center
that occur in l ^ [
the Wakulla g-
Events such R.H. Carter
as the Old
County Commission appreciation fish fry, pre-
scription drug assessments by Dr. Kirksey from
the FAMU School of Pharmacy, senior dances
and a boat ride at Wakulla Springs are uplifting
to talk about. But I have to leave space to talk
about issues that are more serious.
Loneliness and isolation among senior
citizens is increasing every year. For millions
of seniors, loneliness can have a very serious
affect on their physical and mental health, but
there are many ways to overcome loneliness
and improve their quality of life.
Emotional isolation is linked to elevated
blood pressure in seniors. Lonely seniors have
blood pressure readings up to 30 points higher
than their socially connected peers, regardless
of race, sex or other health factors, researchers
discovered. Loneliness is also closely linked to
Approximately 8.8 million seniors were
living alone in America 17 years ago. The 2000
Census showed that number had climbed
to 9.7 million. It's reasonable to expect the
number of seniors living alone will continue to
grow. Maintaining strong social networks can
help seniors stay healthier longer, and enhance
the overall quality of their lives as well.
Older Americans are more prone to experi-
ence the kind of life changes that place them at
greater risk for loneliness, including:
* Death of their spouse, relatives and
* Decreased physical mobility.
* Loss of the ability to drive.
* Intentional reductions in their social
networks to include only those who the senior
feels close to.
Fortunately, there are many ways in which
seniors can prevent and combat loneliness.
Finding the right mode of social interaction
for you, such as the Senior Center, can improve
your health as well as your enjoyment of life.
Volunteering - Volunteers live longer, have
higher functional ability, lower rates of depres-
sion and less incidence of heart disease, accord-
ing to study by the Corporation for National
and Community Service. In particular, research
shows that seniors age 65 and older who vol-
unteer had significantly lower rates of depres-
sion than their non-volunteering peers.
The life changes that come with age can eas-
ily make us feel isolated and less useful than
we felt when we were working and raising our
families. For those who are physically able, vol-
unteering is a great way to connect with new
people and renew your sense of purpose in life.
The Senior Center provides social interaction
with people who have similar interests, or face
similar challenges. This not only combats lone-
liness, but can be a way to build new friend-
ships as well.
Connecting to others on the Internet - The
number of seniors using the Internet more
than doubled between 2000 and 2004. Seniors
who face mobility challenges can find oth-
ers with similar interests through a variety of
resources and web sites directed at seniors on
Maintaining Friendships - Studies have
found that friendships are often more impor-
tant than family connections in fighting loneli-
ness among seniors. Make a conscious effort
to stay connected with friends by visiting with
them in person or keeping in touch by phone,
letter or e-mail.
For more information on senior topics, call
us at 926-7145.
Panacea Dec. 8
The third annual Christmas in Panacea will
be held Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
in downtown Panacea. Organizers are seeking
parade entries and volunteers to assist with the
The parade will be held at 6 p.m. on U.S.
Highway 98. Following the parade, a tree light-
ing and singing of Christmas carols will be held
on the vacant lot next to the grocery store in
SThe parade consists of boats decorated on trail-
ers. The event was been enthusiastically received
in the past two years.
For more information, to enter the parade or
volunteer, call 984-2722.
at Shrine Club
The Wakulla County Shrine Club will host a
Turkey Shoot every Saturday up to and including
Saturday, Dec. 22 at the club near Medart. The
club is located three miles south of Crawfordville
on U.S. Highway 319.
The event is a fundraiser for the shrine club.
Guns are available for those who would like to
shoot, but do not own a gun. For more informa-
tion, call Larry Glover at 926-4134.
Dance at Wakulla
Friends of Wakulli Sprinkgs"State Park, as
permission to open the historic lodge lobbyon
Friday, Nov. 30 for a special dance.
'Beginning at 8 p.m., Tallahassee's Big Kahu-
nas will play rock 'n roll as a benefit for the
Friends. Admission is $10. Cash bar and special
room rates are available. Call 224-5950 for more
Enjoy the ambience of the lodge with a new
twist, the Beatles and Beach Boys surfing to. find
the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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Household Waste Day turns up
Smercury-laden kids sneakers
Wakulla County held a
Household Hazardous Waste
Day Saturday, Nov. 17 and our
residents brought in a whole
lot of paint, different types of
solvents, batteries, used oil,
fluorescent bulbs and computer ~,
'parts. These items came in
fairly large quantities, brought ,
.to us by people arriving in 128
vehiclese. But, what is really
S'interesting to us is the unusual
Sites. And it does seem that
y.e get something strange or
different each time we hold a
: This time, one of our resi-
:'dents did not bring a bomb,
cents did not bring a bomb, Keep Wakulla County Beauti:
:4ior did we find any illicit
Substances. But Chemist Rose- .
,nmary Bottcher discovered a
. :tremendously hazardous item:
Sa prissy pink pair of little girl's
S "M'm, h'm." The rest of us- . ,
replied." Now that's something i
sincerely alarming. Wow. A pair 'i
of pink sneakers."
: - Someone smart noticed that
the shoes were the kind that
would light up little stars on
Sthe sides. . . ...
"Oooh. Now we're really -
scared," piped up someone with :
S Rosemary held one of the
shoes and held it up for all
to see. She said, "Yes, for a
while, these shoes came in
with mercury switches. Can
you believe how dumb that
was-to put mercury in a little
girl's shoes?" Buckets and buckets of paint
Well, how do we know that household hazardous waste
our children aren't wearing
some of those bad shoes?" like mine.
Rosemary explained that af- "Nope. A mercury switch can
ter some of these sneakers were hold one gram or more," ex-
sold, parents raised a fuss about plained Rosemary. "And that's
the mercury;,aand the, shoes, way more mercury than you'd
were taken-of fthe-rmarket..But,-f find in.a fluorescent bulb."
Ow4 many of. us would have- Those innocent shoes prove
knownn that these shoes were that it's a scary world out there.
dangerous? And what about all As parents, we must always be
:_t ose toys our country other vigilant to make sure products
,--ountries have made to sell to our children wear and consume
', young folks? are safe.
S "Well, it must have been just As with past collections,
; the tiniest amount of mercury," supervised prisoner volunteers
hoped the voice that sounded from Jefferson County helped
Aiheriff organizes first
i aregiver's luncheon
S Wakulla County Sheriff Da- caregivers and contacted loca
.vid Harvey is organizing the churches, Hospice, the Senio
f;$rst Annual Family Caregiver's Citizens Center and more to fine
:�3ncheon. ' out about family (unpaid) care
:;. November is National Family givers. Formal invitations wen
.* Earegiver's Month and the event sent to those people to RSVP
;._s being held Thursday, Nov. "We hope to have a speaker
-29 at 11:30 a.m. at Wildwood from the Florida State University
;.buntry Club. Social Services to uplift these
SBen Boynton of Southern folks," said Sheriff Harvey.
SRealty and Development is the Several businesses have giv
Seventh sponsor. en door prizes for attendees.
. The sheriff's office identified
CITY OF SOPCHOPPY
PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF
The City Commission of the City of Sopchoppy, Florida,
proposes to enact the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-08
An Ordinance Of The City Of Sopchoppy, Florida, Amend-
ing The City Of Sopchoppy Zoning Map By Amending The
SZoning Map To Change The Zoning For The Affected Parcels
From Residential (R-l) To Commercial (C-1); Providing For
Severability; Repealing All Ordinances In Conflict; And Pro-
viding An Effective Date.
A public hearing on the proposal will be held on Monday, Decem-
5 ber 10, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon as can be heard in the City
Hall, 100 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, FL. More information
'can be obtained and the proposed amendments may be inspected
at the City Hall (telephone: 850-962-4611).
The Property affected by the proposed amendment is:
r Parcel 1 12-5S-03W-040-00891-000
Parcel 2 12-5S-03W-000-00679-000
Parcel 3 12-5S-03W-000-00678-001
Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at the public
hearing or by writing to the City Commission at P.O. Box 1219,
' Sopchoppy, Florida 32358.
< If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the commission with
respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the indi-
vidual should make provision for a transcript to be made at the meeting, (RE:
Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with
.Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in
this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by
contacting Jackie Lawhon at the above address or phone number.
ful Executive Director Marj Law confers with a volunteer.
: were among the tons of hazardous waste brought to the KWCB
unload the cars and trucks. Our Industrial), took used oil and
solid waste people from ESG antifreeze. The third station,
supervised the location of the (Veolia), accepted all sorts of
three "stations" which admit- electronics.
ted products brought in by our . .Kevin Rose, a, Wastewater
residents. - Treatment Plant Operator for
The first st'tai o tbok'i'i old- Wa Wa lla County, was pleased
paint and solvents, pesticides with the entire program.
and fertilizers, batteries and so "It was a great turnout again!"
on. Cans of paint were placed he exclaimed. "There are a lot of
on pallets. We loaded 14 pal- conscientious people out there,
lets, which equaled, according and it shows."
to Bottcher, about 2,800 gallons
The second station, (Atlantic
NOTICE OF LAND USE
The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt
the following by ordinance and has scheduled Public Hearings regarding
the following before the Wakulla County Board of County Commis-
sioners on Monday, January 7 , 2008, beginning at 6:00 PM, unless
otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held
in the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Court-
house at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties
are invited to attend and present testimony.
1. Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Application: CP07-16
Applicant: Wakulla County
Proposal: revise the Capital Improvements Element
Hearings Required: County Commission 01/07/2008 @ 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 High-
way, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695.
Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verba-
tim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hear-
ings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Office
at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Office may
be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962.
The property located at 130 Ashley Hall Rd. Tax ID# 24-5s-01w-000-03971-014
is in violation of Chapter 27 Sections .070 of the Wakulla County Codes and
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
3093 Crawfordville Hwy Crawfbrdville, FL 32327 before compliance deadline.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Wakulla County Code Enforcement Board has scheduled a
Public Hearing on December 12, 2007 at 5:30pm in the Wakul-
la County Commissioners Chambers located at 29 Arran Road in
Crawfordville, FL. Interested parties are invited to attend and par-
The cases to be heard on December 12, 20Q7 in front of the Code
Enforcement Board are as follows:
201 Otter Lake Rd
Chap. 27 Sec.070 Junk Ordinance
Bohanan, Pearl and Johnny
2006154 / 200787
4 Lee Street
Chap. 27 Sec.070 Junk Ordinance
Persons needing special access considerations should call the Wakulla County
Administrative Offices at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes.
The Administrative Offices may be contacted at (850) 926-0919.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
The Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners has scheduled a Public
Meeting of the Citizens Advisory Com-
mittee on Infrastructure Development
on December 6, 2007 at 9 A.M. in
the Commission Complex conference
room at 3093 Crawfordville Highway
in Crawfordville, FL. Interested parties
are invited to attend and participate.
Persons needing special access considerations
should call the Wakulla County Administrative Of-
fices at least 48 hours before the,date for schedul-
ing-purposes; :TheAdmiiisistraitive Offices may be
contacted at (850) 926-0919.
Notice of Amendment of
CITY OF SOPCHOPPY
The City Commission of the City of Sop-
choppy proposes to amend its Zoning Map
amending the zoning designation for three
separate parcels of land, changing the future
land use designation from Residential (R-l)
to Commercial (C-1).
The Property affected by the proposed amendment is:
Folio Numbers: Parcel 1
A public hearing on the proposal will be held on Mon-
day, December 10, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon as
can be heard in the City Hall, 100 Municipal Avenue,
Sopchoppy, FL. More information can be obtained
and the proposed amendments may be inspected at the
City Hall (telephone: 850-962-4611).
Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at
the public hearing or by writing to the City Commis-
sion at P.O. Box 1219, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358.
If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the com-
mission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be
required. If so, the individual should make provision for a tran-
script to be made at the meeting, (RE: Florida Statute 286.0105).
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this
meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the
meeting by contacting Jackie Lawhon at the above address or
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007 - Page 5B
P&Z recommends plat requests, rezoning
43 acres slated and Z) approved three planning * The rezoning request came revealed specific plans for the The Hammocks subdivision in
S acres items at a meeting on Tuesday, from the Hudson Land Coop- property. Wakulla County Com- Crawfordville. The applicant is
for RR-5, C-2 Nov. 13. erative to rezone 43 acres from missioners will consider the seeking to replat the property
Two final plat requests and Agriculture and RR-5 Residential request twice, on Monday, Dec. lines. The county commission
Sn I I Q " a rezoning were recommended to C-2 Commercial. The property 3 and Monday, Jan. 7. will hear the request on Dec.
The Wakulla County Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission (P
for approval and will be sent
to the Wakulla County Com-
mission for consideration on
Monday, Dec. 3.
is located on the southwest side
of the intersection of Whiddon
Lake Road and U.S. Highway
319. The applicant has not
* The Ben Boynton Family
and agent Penny McKinney are
seeking a final plat approval on
.58 of an acre, lots 88 and 89, of
* A final plat application
from Harry Spear, John and
Elizabeth Stone, and S.W. and
Lois Darna on 110 acres on the
north side of River Plantation
Road near Pine Lane was rec-
ommended for approval. The
applicant is hoping to create
four lots. The request will be
sent to the county commission
for consideration on Dec. 3;
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Curtis, of Lake Bird in Taylor
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Representatives Ray Sansom,
the Speaker-designate of the
. He announced his candidacy
Jfor.the Florida.House of Repre-
sentatives District 10 seat being
vacated in 2008 because of term
limits by Rep. Kendrick.
'In making his announcement
Curtis said he is running for the
Florida Legislature because he
believes that the ten counties
in House District 10 need the
strongest possible representa-
tion in view of the unique
challenges faced by people in
"We cannot allow the unique
heritage of Florida, our tradi-
tional industries like agriculture
s collecting items for military
Peas Restaurant and the "Peapods" are collecting items for the military through a project
inty Veteran Service Officer Alfred Nelson. Names and addresses of local military personnel
Afghanistan are being assembled by the Wakulla County Veterans Service Office (VSO), "We
ited by the community will begin shipping on Dec. 1 and continue until all of the names have
ed at Jan. 15, 2008. The Veteran Service office has a "suggested items" list. Additionally, each
paper, original art by elementary school children, and a DVD of our local area. Names and ad-
to VSO - Alfred Nelson (926-1072). Donated items may be dropped off at Sweet Peas Restaurant
e in Crawfordville.
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of life to be lost becau
the rapidpopulation gr
of the rest of the state," C
explained. "I feel that their
three critical issues now f
the .people of North Flo
their economic future, e
tion and the threat to h
"North Floridians need
good jobs so our children
remain in our commune
and raise their families
We need to clamp down
legal immigration so that
needed by our citizens ar
filled by illegal immigrant
need to recruit new indu;
with better paying jobs bei
many of the working family
District 10 have annual inc
well below Florida's avera
"Our children need
rtis makes run for
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se of compete in the market place so in North Floi
owth they can provide for themselves 10 counties i
Curtis and their future families. Our 10.
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more Families and small businesses tant Director
n can are struggling to keep up with of Forestry.
cities the increases. The Legislature
here. has made an effort to solve
on il- these problems, but the job is
t jobs not done."
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stories and civic activities have pre-
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ies in of North Florida, he said.
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Page 6B - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007
Good times and good
causes make an irresistible
combination. Friday, Nov. 30
that combination comes to the
lobby of the Wakulla Springs
Lodge. The zany rock'n'roll
band, The Big Kahunas, has
once again graciously offered
to sponsor a rousing dance
night to benefit The Friends
of Wakulla Springs State
Park. Tickets are only $10 per
person and are available at the
door. The funds will benefit
projects the citizens support
organization provides for the
: What a great opportunity to
let loose and enjoy the special
atmosphere in the historic
lodge. Dinner will be served
in the Ball Room Restaurant
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy
a broad assortment of excep-
tional entrees and the finest
good causes come together at lodge for 'Big Kahuna' dance
By Jeff Hugo
service available anywhere.
From 8 p.m. to10:30 p.m.,
The Big Kahunas will be rat-
tling the rafters with 1960s
rock'n'roll. Be prepared to let
your hair down and shake to
the tunes of the Beach Boys,
Rolling Stones, Beatles and
more. The local group has a
strong following and a long
list of contributions made to
many area charities.
Steve Metz, the drummer
and a background vocalist for
the group, insists "The pur-
pose of the group is mainly to
have fun. We are a band that
wants people to dance!" Like
many members of the band,
Steve is a lawyer and a partner
in a local firm.
John Lovett plays lead
guitar and is a Harvard lawyer
and a corporate attorney. Bob
Cox plays keyboard and guitar
and is a partner in his own
law firm. Stuart Reese is a vo-
calist and has been a member
of many bands in the Talla-
hassee region including the
FAMU jazz ensemble. Bobby
Adams is the bass player and
a former starting football
player with the Florida Gators.
He works with Department of
Part of the fun Friday night
will be a return appearance of
the Creature from the Black
Lagoon. No, there will not
be a special screening of the
Creature film, but the Crea-
ture is scheduled to make his
presence known. According to
Steve Metz, the group wanted
to do something special for
"We all saw Creature from
the Black Lagoon at the out-
door theater when we were
kids and thought it would be
cool to have that as a theme,"
he said. "The Creature comes
on stage and sings a few
songs. It is a blast All the la-
dies want to dance with him."
Put on your dancing shoes
and come prepared to have a
great time, in a great place, for
a great cause. For those want-
ing to extend the experience,
rooms are available in the
lodge at a special discounted
price for the event. For room
or dinner reservations, please
Phenomenal Women of Vision are busy Green Living
SSince their first induction in
September, the ladies of Phe-
nomenal Women of Vision, Inc.,
have been very busy.
* Seven new members were
inducted in October including:
javonni Randolph, Sandra Gavin,
WVanda Gavin, Quintina Martin,
Alexis Baker, Sheila Farmer and
SThe group assisted with the
annual Halloween Celebration
held at Walker-Ford Community
Center in Tallahassee hosting
several booths in addition to
searing the crowd in the haunted
S-A week later the ladies par-
Oicipated in the 2007 FAMU
homecomingg Parade where their
parade float carrying the newly
drowned Miss PWV, Javonni
tandolph, along with
! Sierra Garmon and Alexis
Scott, received many accolades
With its individual theme of
'he Rebirth of the Phenomenal
dift certificates for
specialty tags available
"'A unique idea for gift-giving
this holiday season can help save
lorida's wildlife. The Florida
department of Highway Safety
*id Motor Vehicles announced
ifcently that gift certificates may
purchased for any specialty tag
lThe Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
qfers five different specialty li-
cense plates. The purchase of any
of these plates helps in the efforts
tb-preserve and conserve Florida's
i4ildlife and natural habitats. Spe-
cialty plates currently available
through FWC are the Conserve
Wildlife plate with the black bear
lego ($15), Go Fishing plate with
the largemouth bass logo ($25), Pro-
tct the Panther plate ($25), Helping
Sa Turtles. Survive plate ($23) and
Save the Manatee plate ($20). An
additional $4.50 will be added at
the time of purchase for adminis-
trative and certificate costs.
To purchase the license plate
gift certificates, visit any authorized
taZ collector's office, and a credit
will be issued in the name of the
gift recipient. When recipients
renew their license plates and pay
the regular registration fee, they
tei use the gift certificate to buy
the specialty tag.
m Since most tags are renewed on
the birth date of the registered ve-
1hcle owner, these gift certificates
nrake great birthday presents.
-'To learn more about the FWC's
specialty plates, visit:
cda.com or call 1-800-988-4889.
:This holiday season, help save
Florida's unique and varied fish
and wildlife by giving a gift that
can be used year-round.
S* FWC's specialty tag gift certifi-
cates may be purchased at any au-
thorized motor vehicle office, such
aga state motor vehicle office, local
tax collector's office or a licensed
Debrah Scott, Frances Baker, Tabitha Washington, Alexis
Baker, Amy Garmon, Wanda Gavin and Sandra Gavin. Not
shown: Deidre Melton
The vision became a reality
recently as representatives from
Sustainable Big Bend (SBB) were
joined by more than 200 commu-
nity supporters at the opening
of the highly anticipated Green
Living Center (GLC). The center
officially opened for business
last week, thanks to the help
and hard work of lenders, donors
and volunteers. The open house
celebration allowed environmen-
tal enthusiasts and an interested
public to discover all the location
has to offer.
Located at 1020 N. Monroe St.,
the GLC is the first of its kind
in the Tallahassee area, serving
as;a central, permanent place to
showcase 'green' services and
products in a storefront setting.
The idea of the GLC arose after
the success of the Big Bend
Green Living and Energy Expo
in March 2007, when SBB recog-
nized the demand for a location
where people could continu-
ously learn and exchange ideas
Florida's Big Bend visitors
toured the facility, networked,
and browsed The Green Store's
goods, including fair trade coffee,
scarves, purses, lead-free pottery
and bamboo products. Other
GLC features include an environ-
mental leading room and coffee
shop, as well as .green builder
/ product vendor displays, and
green club information.
* 24/7 Service
* Competitive Pricing
* Radio Dispatched Trucks
* 1.5 Million Gallons in
* Full Line Gas Burning
Miss PWV are Sierra Garmon, Javonni Randolph and Alexis
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8 pm.The Big Kahunas
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 29, 2007-Page 7B
Classified Advertisement in the news doesn't Cost It Pays and Pays and Pays
105 Business Opportunities
110 Help Wanted
115 Work Wanted
120 Services and Businesses
125 Schools and Instruction
200 ITEMS FOR SALE
215 Auto Parts and Accessories
230 Motor Homes and Campers
235 Motorcycles and 4-Wheelers
240 Boats and Motors
245 Personal Watercraft .
250 Sporting Goods
260 Business Equipment
265 Computers and Internet
275 Home Furnishings
280 Home Appliances
290 Musical Instruments
295 Building Materials
300 MISC. FOR SALE
305 Machinery, Tools & Equipment
310 Firewood Products
315 Farm & Garden Equipment*
320 Farm Products & Produce
330 Livestock, Farm Animals
345 Swap, Barter, Trade
350 Wanted to Buy C
355 Yard Sales
410 Free Items laG
420 Card of Thanks
425 Occasion Cards
430 In Memoriam
435 Lost and Found
440 Personals and Notices
500 REAL ESTATE, HOMES, MOBILES
505 Acreage for Lease
510 Acreage for Sale
515 Apartments for Rent
520 Townhouses for Rent
525 Townhouses for Sale
530 Commercial Property for Rent
S535 Commercial Property for Sale
540 Farms for Sale
545 Homes for Sale
550 Homes with Acreage for Sale
555 Houses for Rent
560 Land for Sale
565 Mobile Homes for Rent l i
570 Mobile Homes for Sale
575 Mobile Homes with Land for Sale
580 Rooms for Rent/Roommates Wanted
585 Wanted to Rent
590 Waterfront Homes/Land for Sale
595 Vacation Rental
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ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON PROPOSAL FOI
FEE PERMIT SYSTEM FOR OHV TRAILS 01
THE APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST
The District Ranger on the Apalachicola N.
tional FOrest would like your comments on th
proposed fee permit system for the new OH'
trails. Fees proposed are: Adults: $75 per person
per year; $25 per person per week; $10 per pe
son per weekend (1 to 3 days)
Under 16 years of age: $5 per person per wee
end (1 to 3)
The OHV Trail System is the result of th
Route Designation Environmental Assessmen
The Decision Memo was signed on Swptembe
28, 2007. The new system will have marked trail
and defined parking areas trailheadss). Maps (
the trail system will be available and maintenance
will be performed on a regular basis. The adc
tional personnel and materials needed to accord
plish this, and to educate and inform the public
would be supported through your fees.
The new fee proposal will be presented before
a citizen's advisory committee, called the Recre
tion Resource Advisory Committee, or RRAC
Committee members represent a broad array (
recreation interest groups to help ensure that th
Forest Service is proposing reasonable and pul
licly acceptable fee changes. Committee men
bers will help ensure that the Forest Service ad
dresses public issues and concerns about recre
tion fees. The public is welcome to attend an
comment at all advisory meetings.
In 2004, Congress passed the Federal Land
Recreation Enhancement Act, which allows th
Forest Service to keep between 80 and 95 pe
C..-.l .1.of ia s c c,'ie ai n c..Er aic..-, .,l.
anao ur Ihey. luld. ICi,: lly 10 O'rerait ar ' Ti..,
t3rn 3no impiouv Ir,iSci SlIs
The new fee proposal was posted in the Fe,
eral Register beginning in September of 2007. Re
quests for comments are also posted at the AT
railhead on FR 358 and the Motorcycle Trallhei
at Lost Lake Recreation Area. In addition, cor
ments have been requested through the websit
for the National Forests in Florida
Folwore Information, questions, or comment
about this fee change proposal, please contact
Cathy Briggs at 850-926-3561 ext. 6509, or Ap.
lachicola National Forest-TRAIL FEE COh
MENTS, 57 Taff Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32323
or email@example.com. Comments must be rn
celved by December 10, 2007.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JL
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA
CASE NO.: 07-112-F
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
ROBERT HEARING JR, et al,
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, Flo-
ida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN, AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff, ar
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 thi
highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT
FOYER OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 20th day of Dec.,
2007, the following described property as set fort
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, RANG
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 276.6;
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 3
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 5
SECONDS EAST 198.44 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; AND BEING SITUATED IN TH
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP
2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFAC-
SERIAL NUMBERS FLTHLCT2801-1482A/B.
A/K/A99 OAKMONT DRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE
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. Thurmon
Clerk of the Circuit Cou
By: Becky Whali
November 22, 29, 20C
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 07-86-FC
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC. SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO AAMES FUNDING COR-
PORATION D/B/A AAMES HOME LOAN,
KEVEN MATHEWS; ET AL
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated OCT. 24, 2007
and entered in Case No. 07-86-FC, of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wa-
kulla County, Florida, wherein ACCREDITED
HOME LENDERS, INC. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO AAMES FUNDING CORPORA-
TION D/B/A AAMES HOME LOAN; is a Plaintiff
and KIMBERLY SMITH, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST STEVEN
SMITH, ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AAMES FUND-
ING CORPORATION D/B/A AAMES HOME
LOAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2, are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at Front Lobby,
Crawfordville Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordvllie
Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327, at. 11:00. AM on
DEC. 13, 2007 the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 20 AND 21, BLOCK "11", WAKULLA GAR,
DENS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
Any person claiming an Interest in the surplus
from sale, if any, other than the property owner as
of the dated of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
As Clerk of the Court
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 24th day of Oct., 2007.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a reasonable accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at (850)
926-0905, WAKULLA CO. CTHSE., CRAW-
FORDVILLE FL, 32327. If hearing Impaired, con-
tact (TDD) via Florida Relay System.
November 29, 2007
December 6, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Id DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W4
UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1,
2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
JONATHAN G. SMITH; ARGENT MORTGAGE
COMPANY, LLC; BECKY SMITH; UNKNOWN
h SOUSE OF BECKY SMITH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JONATHAN G. SMITH; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
) SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Motion
and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale Date dated
0 the 14th day of-November, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 07000073FC, of the Circuit Court of the
2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County,
Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
S TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2005-W4 UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NO-
VEMBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE Is the
Plaintiff and JONATHAN G. SMITH; ARGENT
MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; BECKY SMITH;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BECKY SMITH; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN G. SMITH;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and
0 best bidder for cash at the LOBBY OF COURT-
HOUSE at the Wakulla County Courthouse, in
CRAWFORDVILLE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
20th day of December, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
5 ment, to wit:
E LOT 13, BLOCK M, MAGNOLIA GARDENS, AS
PER MAP OR PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RE-
CORQED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY,
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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, be-
cause of their disabilities, need special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should con-
tact the ADA Coordinator at 3056 Crawfordville
Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 or Telephone
Voice (850) 926-0905 not later than five business
ddays prior to such proceeding.
irt Dated this 16th day of Nov., 2007.
rk Brent X. Thurmond
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
17 By: Becky Whaley
November 29, 2007
December 6, 2007
I N 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
member 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
CASE NO. 07-105-FC
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
CHRISTAL L.. STEPHENS, et ux., et al,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered on Nov. 15, 2007 in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which is indi-
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
in the WAKULLA County Courthouse Front Lobby,
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawford0ille, Flor-
ida 32327 at 11:00 a.m., on the 20th day of Dec.,
2007, the following described property as set forth
in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK "7" OF WAKULLA
GARDENS UNIT TWO, AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
42 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
A/K/A: 83 Pueblo Trail, Crawfordville, FI. 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at WAKULLA County, Florida, this
16th day of NOVEMBER, 2007.
Brent X. Thurmond
As Clerk, Circuit Court
BY: Becky Whaley
As Deputy Clerk
November 29, 2007
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY,
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CHANGE
Rule Chapter & Title: School Board Policy 4.11 *+
Student Progression Plan
Purpose and Effect: To reflect legislative require
ments and district procedures.
Legal Authority: 1001.41, 1001.45, Florida Stat-
Laws Implemented: 1001.43,1004.43,1003.437,
Economic Impact: None
Revision Originated By: Beth O'Donnell
Revision Approved By: David Miller, Superinten-
dent of Schools
IF REQUESTED WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21)
DAYS OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE
TIME: 5:45 P.M.
PLACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County School Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
DATE: January 22, 2008
A COPY OF THE PROPOSED REVISION MAY
BE OBTAINED AT COST FROM:
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
November 29, 2007
Board of County Commissioners
Regular Board Meeting
November 5, 2007
The Board of County Commissioners of Wakulla
County met in regular session on Monday, No-
vember 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. with Chairman Brian
Langston presiding. Present were Commissioners
Brimner, Green, Kessler and Lawhon. Also pre-
sent were County Attorney Ron Mowery, County
Administrator Ben Pingree and Deputy Clerk Eve-
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance provided by
Commissioner Ed Brimner.
(CD6:03) APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Commissioner Brimner made a motion to approve
the Agenda with the following changes, under
Planning and Zoning item 8 will be continued at
the request of the applicant. Second by Commis-
sioner Lawhon. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD6:05) Request for Public Hearing to Consider
Impact Fee Ordinance
Commissioner Lawhon made a motion to keep the
Impact Fees at today's rate with no changes.
Second by Commissioner Brimner. Second with-
drawn by Commissioner Brimner. The gavel was
passed to Commissioner Kessler and Commis-
sioner Langston made a second to the motion.
Motion and second withdrawn.
Commissioner Lawhon made a motion to table
and continue this public hearing until November
19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Second by Commissioner
Langston. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD8:50) AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
Padraic Juarez, MS REHS, Environmental Admin-
Wakulla County Health Department - Healthy
(CD9:07) CONSENT AGENDA
2. Approval of Minutes - October 15, 2007 Regu-
3. Approval of Payment of Bills and Vouchers
Submitted for October 11, 2007-October 24, 2007
4. Request to Schedule Workshop on November
19, 2007 at 4:00p.m. - Policy Number 07-01 -
Rules of Procedure for Meetings of the Wakulla
County Board of County Commissioners
5. Request to Schedule Workshop on January
22, 2008 at 5:00p.m. to Discuss Minimum Hous-
ing Standards Ordinance for Wakulla County
Commissioner Kessler made a motion to approve
the Consent Agenda with the exception of check
number 120887 under Bills and Vouchers. Sec-
ond by Commissioner Lawhon. All for. Motion
CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION
(CD9:11) Check number 120887 pulled for clarifi-
cation. Commissioner Lawhon made a motion to
approve the payment of check 120887. Second
by Commissioner Brimner. Voting for: Langston,
Lawhon and Brimner. Opposed: Kessler and
Green. Motion Carried. 3-2
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
(CD9:17) 1. Carla Brandt - Sunshine Law
(CD9:18) 2. Larry Roberts - Impact Fees and
ax Reform Bill
(CD9:20) 3. John Trice - Rec Department wiring
In concession stands, handicap parking, Wakulla
1CD9:23) 4. JImmie Doyle - Board action and
anning and Zoning matters, public records law
(CD9:27) 5. Dana Peck - public records law
PLANNING AND ZONING
9CD9:35) 6. Rezoning Application:
Request to rezone a 1.25+/- acre parcel from R-1
(Single Family Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit
Development). This property is located at 195,
197 and 201 Beaty Taff Drive in Shell Point. The
applicant is Joseph and Sue Boyd and the agent
is Robert Routa.
Commissioner Brimner made a motion to approve
Rezoning Application R07-12 with condition that
the County go forth with the permitting and contin-
gent upon the developer hiring a contractor to
pave the entire road including the cul-de-sac
within 18 months, 12 months for building removal
and having the remaining home hooked to the
sewer. Second by Commissioner Lawhon. Vot-
ing for: Langston, Lawhon, Brimner and Green.
Opposed: Kessler. Motion Carried, 4-1
(CD10:21) 7. Preliminary Plat Application:
Request to plat Lots 12, 13 and 14, Block A of
Shell Point Beach Unit 2 into 5 new lots to be
known as Sunset Beaches of Shell Point. This
property is located at 195, 197 and 201 Beaty Taff
rive In Shell Point. The applicant is Joseph and
Sue Boyd and the agent is Robert Routa.
Commissioner Brimner made a motion to approve
Preliminary Plat Application PP07-05. Second by
Commissioner Lawhon. Voting for: Langston,.
Lawhon, Brimner and Green. Opposed: Kessler.
Motion Carried. 4-1
8. Final Plat Application: FP07-07
Request to re-plat Lot 1, Block B of Saralan Sub-
division into 2 new lots to be known as Danzey
Land Subdivision. This property is located on the
north side of Wakulla Arran Road and abutting the
entrance to The Gardens of Saralan. The appli-
cant Is Bobby and Voy Danzey and the agent is
This item was continued to 11/19/07.
(CD10:28) 9. Final Plat Application: FP07-08
Request to re-plat Lots 5, 6, 7 and 8, Block A of
Sopchoppy River Estates into 3 new lots to be
known as Water Bend Estates. This property is lo-
cated at 75 Parsons Lane, lying east of the inter-
section of Mt. Beasor Road and Greenough Road.
The applicant is Wayne Cooper and the agent is
Commissioner Brimner made a motion to approve
Final Plat Application FP07-08. Second by Com-
missioner Lawhon. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD10:34) 10. Ratification of Direction Given at
Workshop Regarding Airport Layout Plan Update
and Relevant Issues
Commissioner Kessler made a motion to approve
the ratification of direction given at the October
15, 2007 Workshop regarding the Airport Layout
Plan Update and relevant issues with direction to
staff and consultants to proceed as outlined. Sec-.
ond by Commissioner Green. All for. Voting for:
Langston, Lawhon, Kessler and Green. Opposed:
Brimner. Motion Carried. 4-1
(CD10:36) 11. Acceptance of the Status Report
on 2007 Board Retreat Priorities
Commissioner Kessler made a motion for accep-
tance of the Status Report on the 2007 Board Re-
treat Priorities. Second by Commissioner Brimner.
All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD10:37) 12. Request for Consideration of
Amendments to the Board's Public Records Policy
Commissioner Kessler made a motion to table this
item until the next meeting. Second by Commis-
sioner Brimner. All for. Motion Carried. 5-0
(CD10:56) Commissioner Kessler made a motion
to extend tonight's meeting to 11:30 p.m. so that
the remaining items could be addressed. Second
by Commissioner Green. All for. Motion Carried.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA ITEMS
(CD11:10) 13. Commissioner Kessler
Request for the Board to Listen to Reasons for the
Possible Re-Addressing a Planning and Zoning
Item (R07-09) That Failed on August 6, 2007 by a
Commissioner Lawhon made a motion to renew a
hearing on rezoning application R07-09. Second
by Commissioner Brimner. Voting for: Langston,
Lawhon, Brimner and Green. Opposed: Kessler.
Motion Carried. 4-1 "this item will be advertised
for a rehearing.
14. Commissioner Lawhon
Request for Motion to Renew for Harvey Rezon-
Addressed under item 13
11:27 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
November 29, 2007
110 Help Wanted
10 Years Experience
Licensed & Insured'
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 drug free workplace.
Need part-time driver 4-8hrs/week.
Must be available 7 days/week. Must
have home phone, drivers license.
Previous need .not inquire. Call
926-5166. Leave message, all calls
will be returned.
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.
Now taking applications for experi-
enced painter and trim carpenter.
Also carpenters helper w/no experi-
ence necessary. Call 510-3117.
Emergency Medical Services'
The Wakuila County Board of Comr
missioners is seeking qualified ap-
plicants for a full-time Paramedic Su-
pervisor in the Division of Emergency
Medical Services. This position will
work directly for the Director of Emer-
gency Medical Services to provide
supervisory oversight of personnel,
and other delegated management,
assignments. This position is also
responsible for patient care work in
rendering advanced pre-hospital lif:
support functions, other emergency.
care, and rescue services. Duties in-
clude the operation and maintenance
of the ambulance.
Qualified applicants must have the
High school diploma or possession of
an acceptable equivalency diplori:.
Five (5) years experience as a fji'd'
Paramedic. [A comparable amount of
training, education or experience may
be substituted for the above minimum'
Possession of a valid Florida Driver's
License. Must possess a valid Comr
mercial Florida Driver's License. Must
maintain both Florida Paramedic cer-:
tification and AHA/Advanced Cardiac,
Life Support certification. Certification
of completion of a Florida approved
E.V.O.C. or defensive driving course.'
Must maintain current Basic Cardiac
Life Support, Advanced Life Support,
and other courses required by Wakul�
la EMS, (or equal) certifications. Must
be approved by the EMS Medical Di-'
rector to practice as a Paramedic.
As required by Florida EMT/Paramedic
certification. Must successfully pass
departmental lifting test and be physi-
cally able to perform the job duties.
To apply, send a Wakulla County ap-
plication to Human Resources, P.O;
Box 1263, Crawfordville, FL 32326.
Applications may be obtained by vis;
iting our website at www.mywakulla.
com or at the Administrator's office
at 850-926-0919. Drug screening is
required. Veteran's preference will be
given to qualified applicants. Wakulla
County is an Affirmative Action/ Equal
Opportunity Employer. Applications
must be received by December 7,
2007 at 5:00 p.m. The starting rate for
this position is $17.50 per hour.
Classified Ads For
As Little As $7 A Week
This is routine work consisting of
skilled and unskilled manual tasks
and projects with the Division
of Parks and Recreation. The
duties require an ability to do
heavy physical labor efficiently
and to have the ability to use and
operate various routine mainte-
nance equipment and tools and
have the ability to operate such
equipment in a safe manner. The
applicant should have some prior
and be able to read and interpret
construction plans. Work is
performed under the supervision
of Parks and Recreation staff that
lays out the routines and details
of specific assignments or projects
and constantly monitors the work
Sin progress and upon completion.
Applicant must possess a valid
driver's license, and must pos-
sess Correction Certification
that enables them to supervise
county or state inmates that
help in completing routine tasks
and projects. These two-part
positions offer benefits.
To apply, send a Wakulla County
application to Human Resources, P.O.
Box 1263, Crawfordville, FL 32326.
Applications may be obtained by visit-
ing our website or at the Administrator's
office at 850-926-0919. Drug screening
is required. Veteran's preference-will be
given to qualified applicants. Wakulla
County is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. Applications
must be received by November 30,
2007 at 5:00 p.m. The minimum start-
ing rate is $8.17 hourly.
120 Services and Busi-
w A NEW LOOK PAINTING, serving
SWakulla County for 14 years. Li-
censed & Insured. Call Jim or Teresa
. A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Licensed - John Farrell
S AIR-CON OF WAKULLA
HEATING & A/C
Maintenance & Service
Gary Limbaugh, 926-5592
"' FL Lic. #CAC1814304
S 3232 Crawfordville Highway
S ALL PRO FENCE
SSbeciahzing in repair and service,
.-residential and commercial, homes
.-and mobile homes. 24-hour service.
, Mark Oliver, ER0015233. 421-3012.
BACK FORTY TRACTOR SERVICE
SBushhogging, Boxblading Driveway.
' Larry Carter Owner/Operator.
.850-925-7931, 850-694-7041. Li-
.eC & R Tractor/Backhoe Services,
:-.large tract and residential site clear-
ing rock, dirt, and road base hauling.
,~ call Crandall (850)933-3346.
.-We do. alterations, embroidery,
monogramming, sewing in my home.
Cal April @ 251-3323.
CJ SERVICES-Lawn service; haul-
ing; cleanup; phone jacks installed;
house washing, etc. Call 421-9365
Harold Burse Stump Grinding
KEITH KEY HEATING & AIR
Commercial, residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service, instal-
lation. All makes and models. Lic.
Munges Tree- 24 hour emergency
service (850)421-8104. Firewood also
Got Junk Cars, Trucks, & Scrap?
I Buy Scrap Metals!!
State Certified Scales.
New construction, additions, wood
rot, decks & fences. Lie. & Ins. 25yrs
experience. Call David 345-0336 or
Bryan 363-1401. Chatham Construc-
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
Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"
G1 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Tuesday rdy9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
i Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Can dl -s .
$7 Per Week!
125 Schools and Instruc-
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
200 Items For Sale
2003 Club Car Golf Cart. Excellent
condition. $1,699. 926-4217.
Goats. 2 pregnant females, $75
each. 2 small, $50 each. 926-3947.
Abundance of bedding, sofas, inte-
rior/exterior doors o 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.
Peach gown w/straps. Chest area
design w/flowers/glitter. Size-S. $80.
Black dress design w/gray/silver
color flowers/sequins in different ar-
eas of dress. Size-M. $100.
Both dresses are made by Fiesta and
never been worn. 545-4634.
275 Home Furnishings
5 Piece Living Room set with 100%
MicroFiber sofa/chair and 3 piece
coffee set $600; All New in boxes.
Delivery available. 850-222-7783.,
Bed-King Pillowtop Orthopedic Mat-
tress Set. Brand new in plastic. Must
move, $400. (850) 222-9879.
Bedroom: 5 piece set still boxed,
$499, can deliver. Brand new! (850)
Dining Room - Beautiful cherry table,
2 arm & 4 side chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in boxes, can de-
liver. Must move, $799.
New 8-Inch Nasa Visco Memory
Foam mattress set with warranty.
Retails at $1899, Must move: $750.
New Queen Cherry Louis Phillip
sleigh bedroom set-bed, dresser,
mirror, chest, nightstand. $2400
value, must sell $999. 850-222-7783.
Pillowtop Mattress-Queen, brand
new $120! Call today 850-545-7112
Pub Set-5 piece, solid wood $249
Brand New still in the boxes.
330 Livestock, Farm Ani-
Swine Show 2008 Hogs for sale. Call
Kevin Gaby for prices and details at
355 Yard Sales
Yard Sale. 2800 Coastal
Household and Christmas
Skninck-nacks. 8-12. Sat. Dec.
2 BR/2 BA and over
1,500 sq. ft. Stainless
wood and tile floors,
new light fixtures,
and new paint. You
have to see
117 Pueblo Trail,
Fri. Nov. 30th & Sat. Dec. 1st,
8am-4pm - Large amount of
household goods, furniture,
appliances, yard & power
tools, plants, flower pots,
holiday decorations, & clothing
Call 251-3470 for directions only
Find treasures and historical publica-
tions at The Old Jail Museum Thrift
Shop, High Drive, behind Court-
house, Saturdays 9 to 1.
Garage Sale. Sat. 12/1 6-12. Furni-
ture, electronics, toys, clothes,
housewares, appliances, motorcycle,
paintings. 22 King Arthur's Ct.
Giant Garage Sale. 3-families. Satur-
day, Dec. 1, 8am-3pm. Leslie Anne
St. Crawfordville. House/home,
lawn/garden, Christmas decor,
books, quilts/spreads, steamer trunk,
cookware, sporting goods,
TVNCR's, luggage, set of new tires,
typewriters, wooden chairs/large
rocker, bird houses/feeders, 'stuff 'n'
more stuff', homemade cakes (while
they last). Directions: U.S. 319 South
to Harvey Mill Road (1st road past
MingTree Restaurant) 3rd right to
site-follow the signs-look for white
Huge Garage Sale. Dec. 1, 8-2. An-
tiques, furniture, gift items, Christmas
decorations, Santa & snowmen
(30-years of collecting), 61 Lamar
Court, Mill Hollow. Questions, call
Medart Assembly of God-4647
Crawfordville Hwy, Medart. Fund
Raiser for our youth. Clothing, toys,
games, furniture. Sat., Dec. 1st,
500 Real Estate, Homes M
CASH in 5 days!! We buy existing
mortgages, homes, trailers, lots &
land! We give equity advances &
make new mortgage loans! Ron Har-
ris, Traders Realty, Inc., Licensed
Mortgage Lender 878-3957.
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject .to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation, or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin or
an intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children un-
der the age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant wom-
en and people securing the custody
of children under the age of 18.
This newspaper will not accept any
advertising for real estate that is a
violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUDtollfree at 1-800-669-9777.
The toll free number for the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
510 Acreagefor Sale
20 acres $179,000 Wakulla County.
Call Susan McKaye, owner/agent
(850)510-2477. Ochlockonee Bay
515 Apartments for Rent
Efficiency apartment (1BR/living
room) for rent. $550/mo. Electric/wa-
ter included. References required.
Near Wakulla Middle School. Call
926-5575 or 459-7162.
NEW IN CRAWFORDVILLE
1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms
Great location and great
prices with Large Club House,
Pool and work out facility
Ask about our specials!!!
""'01 R HOME TOIfl REALTOR"
OFFERING 1ISUIAL TOUR AND FREE
HOME WARRANTY WITH ANY LISTING.
The Grove, Expanded Hanover II
Model, 4 Bedrooms/2 Baths, Island
Kitchen and 3-car Garage. Less
than one year old, "Just Reduced
$15,000" NOW only $314,900.
Call David, today, for your own
Private Viewing at 591-6161.
As Kermit the Frog once said,
"It ain't easy being green", so here
are some easy tips to make your
home more energy efficient and
save some money on your utility
Alliance Realty Company
SFirst, change your heating and
AC filters to avoid wasting energy.
Then, change to low-flow shower-
heads and faucet aerators. Don't
leave an old refrigerator plugged
in as a backup. I know folks with
2 or 3 humming along and costing
as much as an extra $150 each year
for each one.
Fix any air leaks by caulking and
weather stripping. Pay attention
to sealing plumbing penetrations
and ceiling-mounted light fixtures.
Turn down the temperature of
your water heater to 120 degrees
and insulate hot water lines.
Replace incandescent lights with
compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
: A compact fluorescent bulb can
save you $30 to $60 dollars on
electricity during its lifetime.
Today's compact fluorescents fit
most household fixtures, use one-
third the energy, and last 10 times
Adjust your thermostats each
day to account for the time that
no one is home, or even easier,
get programmable ones that take
care of that chore for you. Finally,
call me and Alliance Realty to get
the most for your money in real
S A T Y CO M P N �
520 Townhouses for Rent
2BR/21/2BA Townhouse for rent.
With screened porch. 18C Old Court-
house Way. Section 8 accepted.
3BD/2BA townhouse. $900/month,
$900 damage deposit. Pets allowed
w/deposit. Call Elaine Gary, BlueWa-
ter Realty Group, 926-8777 or
530 Comm. Property for
1,074 sq. ft. Retail Store Front for
Rent in Lewiswood Center, Wood-
ville. Growing area, convenient to
Wakulla and Leon Counties.
$325/month plus tax
and Sewer Included
Full Kitchen Use
Call (850) 926-4511
for more information
BOATS * RV'S
519-5128 * 508-5177
2 miles South of Courthouse
on Hwy. 319 in Crawfordville
24 Hour Access * Video Surveillance
Mini-Warehouse Spaces .for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,
545 Homes for Sale
Just Reduced! $93,000 Firm.
1273 Old Woodville Road - cozy,
sturdy renovated older 3BR/1BA
home on corner lot in Wakulla con-
venient to Tallahassee. New AC/heat
and vinyl with antique pot belly stove
for charm and large garage that can
be enclosed for more room. Includes
1 year warranty. Premier Properties,
555 Houses for Rent
2BR/2BA Completely renovated/ like
new. W/D, Fenced back yard, Lower
Bridge Road. $900/mo. Call
3BR/2BA new Wakulla Gardens.
home for rent. No smoking or pets
allowed inside. $850 per month.
82 Lake Ave, Panacea. No pets.
$550/mo, $300/security. 984-3278.
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
House for Rent. 3BR/2BA Mashes
Sands Rd. Close to boat ramp.
850-984-5757 ask for Jasmine.
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.
6-acres MoL on 98 across from mid-
dle school & Rec Dept. 429' on high-
way. Possible Comm. Asking
$229,000. 984-1143. Owner/Realtor.
LAND LOTS AND HOMES.COM LLC
FOR RENT-Call 877-477-SOLD or
To View OR For More Information
Lease/Purchase possible for Qualified
Buyers - $50 application fee - Possible first
month rent free or 1/2 month rent free-
Deposit amount = rent amount
IF YOU NEED A MANAGER FOR
YOUR RENTAL HOME, CALL US
TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION
$1100/mo. New Home
3BR/2BA on John David in Lake Ellen Com-
munity 1500 sq ft., Tile and Wood Floors,
Fireplace, Back Deck, Walking distance to
$950/mo. New Home
2BR/2BA on Franola Street-Jack Langston
Landing 1030 sq ft., Fireplace, Screen Porch,
Stainless Appliances Walk to the River-in
3BR/3BA in Tallahassee off Fred George
Great Townhomes for Professionals or
Students Washer, Dryer, Refrig, Window
Treatments and more...First month free.
$900/mo. New Home
2BR/2BA on Henry Drive in Lake Ellen Com-
munity 1030 sq ft., Fireplace, Wood & Tile
Floors, Screen Porch
2BR/1 BA on Crawfordville Hwy on 3 Acres
Lots of Room for Play
$800/mo. New Home
2BR/1 BA New Home. on Chicopee Tr. in
Wakulla Gardens. Move in now, no payment
until Dec 15. Brand new, tile, large yard.
2BR/2BA in Tallahassee off W. Pensacola
-Palms West Condo's-near all Logal Colleges
$600 per month - Mobile
3BR/1 BA SWMH. Not ready til January.
Webster Dr. off Lower Bridge.
LAND LOTS AND HOMES.COM LLC
FOR RENT-Call 562-5434 or 926-6994
To View OR For More Information
Lease/Purchase possible for Qualified
Roommates wanted to share beauti-
ful new home, should be ready Jan.
1, 2008. Each bedroom has private
bathroom attached. All utilities in-
cluded $450/mo. 850-273-0926 or
Weekly Rentals Available,$175-$200
per week, wireless Internet, Panacea
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, November 29, 2007-Page 9B
AND BEHIND HOR SOLDIERS
Five tracts on Smith Creek. 1 5-acre,
2 10-acre, 1 99-acre, 1 124-acre.
$7,000/acre. Owner financing possi-
565 Mobile Homes for
3BD/2BA mobilehome on 1.95 acres.
$625/month plus $625/damage de-
posit, includes garbage pickup. No
Smokers, No Pets. Call Elaine Gary,
BlueWater Realty Group, 926-8777
3BR/2BA DWMH. Spacious, quiet
neighborhood, all electric, large
deck. No Pets. $695/mo. $600/secu-
3BR/2BA. Wakulla County 3-miles
soth of Woodville. Summerwind.
5-acres fenced. 1800 sqft. Den, fire-
place, deck. Available soon.
$775/mo. First, last & security.
4BR/2BA DW on 2-acres. Com-
pletely renovated. New tile, carpet,
w/fireplace, central A/C. Near
Shadeville Elementary. 144 Leslie
Circle. $900/mo. 443-3300.
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
570 Mobile Homes for Sale
2BR/1BA 1989 Singlewide. 12x48.
Good Condition. $8,000. Call
2BR/2BA SWMH on 1.32 acres.
Fenced yard, screened porch. Great
rental property. $55,000. Call
580 Rooms for Rent/RoomL
Priced to sell at $159,900
106 W. 5th Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
** New Subdivisions" *
All subdivisions have
underground electric and after.
Carmen Maria - $34,900. 1� ac.
tracts near Lake Talquin.
Savannah Forest -$45,900.
1� ac. tracts offWak. ArranRd.
Sellars Crossing - $65,900.
1+ ac lots in North Wakulla.
Steeplechase - $96,900 to
S1099011. 5 ac. wooded tracts.
Walkers Mill - $69,900.
2 ac. wooded lots, located on
Lower Bridge Road.
3BD/2BA located on .42 acres
in private community with
bike trails & 2 parks
with fish ponds.
Call Elaine Gary
Beautiful Canal-Side Abo
2BR/2BA coastal home on deepwa
nal w/ dock located in beautiful C
Bay Estates. Features custom tile ii
area, wrap-around deck, outdoor sl
screened porch, large mezzanine
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289 Persimmon Rd., 4 bedroom 3 bath over 2,700 SF on over 6
acres w/ 400 + feet on the Pristine Sopchoppy River, get ready for
the cook outs, animals, or activities. $475,000
What a wonderful property, 12 + Acres on the Pristine Sopchoppy
River, Property featuring 2 city lots and over 320' on the River, as a
bonus a 3/1 home w/ renovations in the 80's, only $425,000
Ochlockonee River access, Daughtry Rd. 5 acre tract with 1/6 interest
in a 1 acre common area partly cleared, fill, shed, well $109,900
owner financing to qualified.
5 Acre tract on a lake partly cleared, lake stocked, just across from
Ochlockonee River $99,900
2.03 Acres on a lake in Sopchoppy on 319, Great Opportunity
Sopchoppy, Oak Park Rd., 8.78 acres on National Forest and paved
Rd., w/ old septic and well not guaranteed, zoned Ag., $115,000
2 lots in the City of Sopchoppy, mobile homes allowed, has well
septic and pole., $59,900
Indian Summer, water front acre, over 200' on the River on paved
Seminole Ln. In area of homes only w/ public water $75,000
2 Lots in NT Smith Sub on 319, out side of Sopchoppy, survey on file,
@ $39,500 each
2 lots on highway 319 S. of Sopchoppy, has old S/W M/H on it (little
to no value), should give impact fee credit, public water available,
55 Clay Revell Rd., 3 bed 2 bath very well maintained D/W on 2.74
Acres w/ over 180' of River Frontage, Home featuring Security,
Appliances, many up grades including fire place, hard coat, ceramic
tile, stucco exterior, just to name a few, only $149,900 or will consider
trade for home of same value in Crawfordville area.
53 Gibson Rd., Very well maintained house on pilings, 150' on Ok
River, w/ stocked pond, this home will make anyone a great home
on the River. 2 bedrooms 1 & 2 baths, screen porch 10 acres @
$625,000 will sell 5 acres and home $549,000, or 5 acres @ $99,000
Sopchoppy River, 185 Parsons Lane, Cute 2 Story, 2 bedroom 1 bath
on 2 lots with a great view from the Screened Porch of the River,
Furnishings Stay- Only $145,000
39 Claxton Vause Rd., 3/2 D/W on Canal leading to Sopchoppy
River, needs a little work would be great get-a-way $89,000 owner
Hey Hunters this property is located in the middle of the National
Forest with planted pines, it is a 5 acre tract for $55,000,
11 acre tract that has a creek and wildlife galore, for $115,000, Or
both for $150,000 Owner/Broker
40 East St., Enjoy the beauty of this River Front home and yes live
on Easy St. (how cool is that). Property includes Ochlockonee River
Ft. w/ dock, abundant wildlife, the neighborhood is quiet and quaint.
Home has 2 screened porches, tongue and grove ceilings, fans, up
graded kitchen and sun room w/ gorgeous view of River. Has wood
burning FP, large master w/ Ig closet, garage. $250,000
This is a must see, on Harvey Mill with cast iron fence with electric
gate, 4 sided brick home with cedar accents, in ground pool, patio,
pool furniture stays, 2 car garage w/ workshop (or other garage),
the house includes ceramic in the kitchen & dining rooms, carpet in
living, Lg master bed and bath, whirl pool, sep. shower. Lg closet,
living features FP, very roomy, this is a must see for only $299,000
15 + Acres in Brook Forest, beautiful, Buy a piece of Old Florida,
in this wildlife sanctuary,. 3 five acres tracts like being in a Tropical
Paradise on Oak Street, make nature trails, build your dream home,
so many possibilities, only 219,000 survey on file, will sell in 5 acre
tracts for $100,000
219 Bay Pine 3 bedroom 2 bath house on .99 acre, 1200 SF this
property in downtown Crawfordville, it also features a potters house
@ 912 SF, aluminum 12x14 and wood 12x20 sheds, the property has
lots of potential, public water and paved road @ $149,900
New Construction, this is a must see 2/1 with many upgrades, tile,
fixtures, could have a 3 bedroom, only $109,900 Available for Ship
116 Gays Dr. This home is located near Wakulla River, and Springs.
Has many renovations, new cabinets, flooring, bath improvements,
great deck on front, well maintained yard and a shed, this is a must
see. A great private location. $52,000
Lower Bridge Rd., Urban 1, commercial office, public water. 1/2 acre
for only $65,000.
1/2 acre in Crestwood Acres Subdivision, Homes Only, close to
Commercial on Highway 319, this .54 acre track has billboard on it for
+ income, close to new Wal-Mart, public water and sewer available,
Lee St., off 61, 8 Buildable lots just about the complete west side of
the street, in Wakulla Heights Unit 2, $239,000 bring offer
Wakulla Gardens, several lots to chose from $12,000 each
Ochlockonee Bay / Panacea
Ochlockonee Bay, what a great view of the Bay, this Home is on a lot
and a half w/ many upgrades, kitchen solid pine cabinets, ceramic
and wood flooring, also wood burning stove, $345,000, Short sell
17 Cessna Ln., This is a fly in community, New house features, 10'
ceilings, impact rest windows, crown molding, lots and lots of custom
features, area to park a small plane, on the taxiing strip $395,000,
Seller will pay CC to close before 12-25-07
101 Mississippi Ave; Image the Possibilities In urban 2, Could be
multi family or commercial w/ free house 3.5 lots next to the Marina
and hopping Restaurant, $350,000
10 acres backing up to 3 Rivers Hunting Club, Great for hunting w/
deer stand, and cleared area, 2 wet weather ponds, fill and culverts
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Page 12B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wakulla's infant mortality rate lower than most
SWakulla County compares
favorably to surrounding coun-
ties in the Big Bend in record-
ing a low infant mortality
The Wakulla County infant
mortality rate in 2006 was
three out of 307 total births, for
a population of 28,787.
SThe age range representa-
tion includes one death for
mothers age 18 and younger;
one death for mothers age 20
to 24; and one death for moth-
ers age 25 to 29.
Breaking down the deaths
by race, whites represented two
of the three deaths and blacks
represented the other.
In 2004, Wakulla County
had three infant deaths and
in 2005 there was one. The
average over three years is 2.33
percent in Wakulla County. In
comparison to other counties,
the three year average in Gads-
den County is 9 percent, Jeffer-
son 0.66 percent and Franklin
County is 0 percent, according
to the Wakulla County Health
Infant mortality rates can
be reduced with good prenatal
and follow-up care. The Wakul-
la County Health Department
(CHD) works in collaboration
with the Tallahassee Memo-
rial Healthcare (TMH) Family
Practice Residency Program
to ensure that all pregnant
women in Wakulla County
have access to prenatal care
services, regardless of ability
to pay or immigration status,
said Mechelle McCoy.
"Prenatal clients are seen
each Wednesday morning at
Wakulla CHD up to 28 weeks
gestation; after 28 weeks, their
care is transferred to TMH
Family Practice Residency Pro-
Wakulla CHD also collabo-
rates with Franklin CHD to
provide prenatal care services
to undocumented prenatal
clients in Franklin County. The
Wakulla CHD is the only pre-
natal provider in Franklin and
The Healthy Start Program
at Wakulla CHD provides new
mothers with prenatal edu-
cation to promote a healthy
pregnancy and birth and also
offers access other resources,
including bereavement, she
said. "Dental hygiene is also
essential to a healthy preg-
nancy. The Wakulla CHD pro-
vides dental care including
cleaning, extraction and (lim-
ited) diagnostic services to all
Healthy Start participants."
The statistics in this article
are from Florida CHARTS (Com-
munity Health Assessment
Resource Tool Set), which is an
online tool that provides sta-
tistical information on births,
deaths, disease morbidity,
population and behavioral risk
factors across the State of
Florida and can be accessed at
For more information on
all services that Wakulla CHD
provides including primary
care, prenatal, postpartum, fam-
ily planning, immunizations,
Healthy Start, WIC, dental
and well child services, visit
their web site at www.wakul-
lahealth.com. Residents can
contact the health department
by telephone at 926-3591:.
Manatees head for warmer waters
: Florida manatees are on the
rnove seeking warm-water sites
to spend the winter. That means
boaters must be cautious about
looking out for our official ma-
rine mammal anid for changing
speed zones on waterways.
, Manatees generally start trav-
eling to warm water when the
air temperature drops below 50
degrees or when the water tem-
plerature dips to 68 degrees.
: The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) changes seasonal speed
zone signs in mid-November on
many waterways to accommo-
date manatee migration.
: Boaters should scan'the wa-
ternear or in front of thee boat
looking for swirls resembling a
large footprint, a repetitive line
of half-moon swirls, a mud trail,
a snout or fluke (tail) breaking
the water's surface.
: Kipp Frohlich, leader of the
EWC's Imperiled Species Man-
agement Section, said boaters
ean help manatees have a safe
migration by doing the follow-
: Stay in marked channels.
* Wear polarized sunglasses
to improve vision.
SObey posted boat speed
S Use poles, paddles or
FHP traffic checks
for Wakulla County
SFlorida Highway Patrol of-
ficials have authorized license
and vehicle and safety checks
for Wakulla County during the
month of December.
SSome of the locations will
include U.S. Highway 319, U.S.
Highway 98, Highway 375, High.
way 267, Cajer Posey Road,
Wakulla Arran Road, East Ivan
Road, Trice Lane, Arran Road and
Whiddon Lake Road.
SThe exact date and times of
the safety checks depend on
weather and manpower.
Leave Wothino But
trolling motors when in dose
proximity to manatees.
* Have someone help scan
the water when under way.
"If you think you see a mana-
tee, give it plenty of room
because it may not be alone. It
may have a calf or be traveling
with other manatees," Frohlich
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