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Publication Date: December 20, 2007
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Our 112th Year, 50th Issue' Thursday, December 20, 2007

Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century

Body found

but still not

0, .1 .iff Donnie Crum of the WCSO
PoliCe await The remains were discovered
off Highway 267 near Highway
'P A tes for 20 in southern Leon County
LDNA Ltest r Crum estimated that the body
was discovered approximately)
identification 10 miles from the Wakulla
iCounty line.
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Dennis Pritchett with a young newsie and some of the outdoor decorations at the Pickin' Parlour Park property.

It's 'Santa's park' this time of'the year

Pickin' Parlour turned
into holiday wonderland'


A few miles down the once quiet
Arran Road in Crawfordville is the the
Pickin' Parlour Park. The quiet has been
replaced by many new homes, more
vehicles and the chatter of children play-
ing at the new Crawfordville Elementary
School. But Wakulla County growth
hasn't changed the holiday focus for Den-
nis and Sylvia Pritchett.
For several weeks in the fall, the
couple transforms the Friday night Pickin'
Parlour and the surrounding property
into a holiday wonderland.
Displays and collectables of all kinds
welcome visitors to the property from
the horse drawn buckboard carriage
on the side of Arran Road to dozens of
handmade wreaths inside the parlour to
dozens of mannequins that are dressed
for the season.
Bronze statues of children have been
imported from Italy to give the property
a playful feel. Rocks have been hauled
in from Taylor County to help with the

The Pritchett's have been in Florida for
any years. Sylvia has been in Wakulla
county for 40 years and Dennis moved
o Florida in 1978. During the past two
years, Sylvia and Dennis have been very
active in building up their landscaping.
Pickin' Parlour is home to Friday night
musical programs as well as weddings,
birthday parties and other special events.
The name "Pickin' Parlour" was borrowed
from a guitar store Dennis once owned in
Leon County.
Dennis has done most of the land-
scaping over time. "It's a fun thing," said
Sylvia. "We just keep adding to it."
"Our goal is to continue to build it up
as a park," said Dennis of the seven acre
site. "It takes two to three weeks to get it
all in place," added Sylvia. "A lot of it are
my children's toys."
The mannequins include a Civil War
soldier who does not take sides. Dennis,
originally from Illinois, takes credit for
the Union Army part of the outfit while
Sylvia, from North Carolina, takes credit
for the Rebel portion of the uniform.
At Christmastime, the Pickin' Parlour
Park greets visitors with Santa Claus sit-
ting on a buckboard that is being pulled
by a cast iron horse. The holidays allow
the family to decorate the 1,900 square
foot parlour with many wreaths, Christ-

mas trees and other decorations and
mannequins. Many of the mannequins
represent the children of the world, said
Dennis. The decorations will be left up
until Dec. 28.
The Pritchetts are enjoying retired life
in Wakulla County. Sylvia retired from the
Public Service Commission while Dennis
retired from the law enforcement field
after 30 years.
"We just do it as we get the money,"
said Dennis. "Sylvia made all the decora-
tions." Teddy bears on a Christmas tree
are from a collection Sylvia has built up
over the years.
The Pritchetts have created a home-
made memory tree of old toys that have
be enjoyed by children in years gone
by. "I love the (holiday) music and the
people (guests) love the decorations," she
said. Visitors have come to the parlour
from 38 states and as far away as the
Czech Republic to play music at the loca-
tion. Dennis plays the acoustic guitar
and dobro and sang before lung cancer
robbed him of some of his voice.
The Friday night activities begin with
a covered dish dinner and Pickin' in the
Park continues from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The ages of the performers and visitors
See PRITCHETT on Page 5A

The investigation into the
disappearance of Crawfordville
resident Cheryl Hodges Dunlap,
46, continued last week with the
discovery of a female body in
the Apalachicola National Forest
in Leon County, according to in-
vestigators in two counties who
are working on the case.
The recovery has not solved
the Dec. 1 disappearance of
Dunlap because investigators
from the Leon County Sheriff's
Office, Wakulla' County Sheriff
Office and Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE) have
not made a positive identifica-
tion from the remains that were
Hunters contacted law en-
forcement officials during the
late morning on Saturday, Dec.
15 after locating "the horrific
scene," according to Undersher-

perpetrator "attempted to con-
ceal the body." Law enforcement
officials have begun the process
to confirm the identity of the
Law enforcement officials
confirmed that the victim was a
white female, but stopped short
of connecting the discovery
with Dunlap.
The continuing media cov-
erage has frightened many
women in Wakulla County
who are concerned about their
own safety, said Sheriff David
"Always have a charged cell
phone with you," said the sher-
iff. "The best tool in the world
is a charged cell phone."adde
Undersheriff Crum added
that women need to have a plan
of action if they experience a flat
tire or car trouble.
"Don't stop until you feel
See BODY on Page 5A

Christmas closings slated
Many Wakulla County residents will enjoy a few days off dur-
ing the 2007 Christmas week as the holiday falls on Tuesday, Dec.
25. Most offices and businesses will be closed for two days for
the holiday.
Wakulla County offices will be dosed for Christmas on Monday
and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.
Wakulla County School District 12 month employees will receive
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 off. Students get out of
school on Friday, Dec. 21, an early release day, and will not return
to the classrooms until Tuesday, Jan. 8. Teachers return to the
classroom on Monday, Jan. 7 for a teacher planning day. Teachers
receive a paid holiday on Tuesday, Dec. 25.
The United States Postal Service will be closed on Tuesday, Dec.
25 and local banks will be closed on Christmas Day as well. The
Wakulla County Public Library will be dosed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25,
but will be open regular hours on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
The Wakulla County Landfill will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec.
25, but will be open on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Wakulla News office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and
Tuesday, Dec. 25, but will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Residents
are asked to submit their editorial material on Thursday, Dec. 20 or
early on Friday, Dec. 21 to be induded in the Dec. 27 issue.
Happy Holidaysil

Cleaning up bays is county's priority for 2008

Board also looks
at civic center, rec
programs, roads


L The number one priority for the
Wakulla County Commission this year
a is to "clean up the bays," and the board
would do that by providing sewer
S. service to Live Oak Island and Shell
The county commission set its priori-
ties at a retreat held on Tuesday, Dec.
11, at the Best Western motel in Medart.
A special meeting was held later for
commissioners to discuss legislative
priorities, which covered some of the
same ground.
Extending sewer lines to Live Oak
o Island is projected to cost $1.8 million.

The board indicated it would seek
federal funding through Congressman
Allen Boyd, saying such projects gener-
ally are highly regarded by the feds
because it's affordable and improves
water quality.
Shell Point has sewer service and a
treatment plant provided by Talquin
Electric Cooperative, but staff told the
board that Talquin would be interested
in turning over the operation to the
county, if a sewer line was run to the
Wakulla's beaches, including Shell
Point, were closed during the warm
weather months because of fecal bac-
teria contamination. Studies have not
conclusively determined the source of
the contaminant.
Talquin also expressed interest in
tying in to the county' sewer service
elsewhere in order to take advantage
of the planned advanced treatment, the
board said.

Other priorities set by the commis-
sion include:
* Transportation, with the always-
listed priority of improving U.S. High-
way 319, plus a proposal to develop an
alternate north-south route.
Chairman Ed Brimner said at the
special meeting that, the expansion of
319 is so costly, that he has been told it's
unrealistic to ask for big sums from the
state for the project. Instead, Brimner
said, he was told to ask state legislators
to fund "operational improvements" for
the highway.
* Upgrade neighborhood infrastruc-
ture, including Wakulla Gardens, a sub-
division where the county has proposed
to extend sewer service. That's a funding
priority from the legislature, as well.
* Another priority was to support
funding for a civic center; and
* Expansion of the county's recre-
ation program, including the equestrian
center and historic village, funding for a

community center for youth, and a rec-
reation park to serve northern Wakulla
The board has some funding for the
community center, enough to buy land,
but needs more for actual construction
of a building.
Brimner said, toward the end of the
state legislative session, there are some-
times small amounts of money still in
the pot, and asked staff if there are any
projects costing $100,000 or less that the
county could ask for.
Community Development Director
Lindsay Stevens suggested that money
for stormwater studies is always need-
ed, and a study will need to be done
in Wakulla Gardens, given the board's
plans for improvements there.
Special Projects Director Pam Port-
wood added that there are grants with
millions of dollars available for storm-
water facilities construction, but no
money for studies.



This Week
Almanac..................Page 11
Church.......................Page 4i
Classifieds.............Page 1:
Comment & Opinion Page 2i
Outdoors................Page 1(
People..................... Page 8i
School .................Page 71
Sheriff's Report........ Page 12
Sports..................... Page 6
Week In Wakulla........Page 39

Next Week

Glenda McCarthy -
friend to all animal





Page 2A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007

Comment & Opinion

Established in Wakulla County in 1895


We received a letter to the editor last week from a kind
resident who asked Wakullans to remember wounded military
* personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington,
SD.C with Christmas cards.
Another reader was also kind to point out that for security
reasons, the medical center will not deliver Christmas cards to
.,.military personnel in general. Mail is only delivered to specific
individuals in the hospital.
. The folks at Walter Reed suggest that residents can make
donations to one of more than 300 non profit organizations
dedicated to helping the troops and their families.
For more information and ideas, visit the web site, www.
As always, thank you to our readers for caring and helping us
get the word out to the community.

Keith Blackmar
News Editor


There is no price tag

on human kindness

Ah, the exhilarating breezes, freezing temperatures and the
devoted ones from the Salvation Army on their feet with a smile
ringing the bell for the needs of others. All these things remind
me that it is that time of year
once again. There is something
about this season that creates a
rebirth within me. Early Novem-
ber, I think it must start around
my birthday, when friends begin
to make me smile with their
thoughtful gifts and wishes.
Toward the end of November,
I delight in the celebration of
Thanksgiving. By the beginning
of December, I am full of elation 'P:'
and yearn to give, give, give. My
heart is so full of love that it
feels as though it just might pop
out of my chest. Then, amid my
philanthropic nature I suddenly
and without reason, cry. I cry
at the sound of a familiar Christmas song or perhaps if I look
deep into the eyes of an elder person - it is all so peculiar. I have
always been teased about my incredible sensitivity, but I just
cannot seem to shake itl
. In complete seasonal jubilation, my husband and I took out
the Christmas decorations early -the weekend prior to Thanks-
'givingl We turned up the Christmas carols loud, lit our pumpkin
'andle and began to decorate our yard as we simultaneously
^decorated our inner self. All during thelprocess, I talked of ideas
:for gifts I could make.....then cried when a song came on that
reminded me of a past memory. My husband, Joseph, got that
Ifook in his eyes that said, "Ohl Here she goes again."
This is the time of year when it is accepted for us to make
magic, to give of the heart, which naturally compliments my
liirth given disposition so all the more reason for me to get
wrapped up in it. Alright, there is that small element that Santa
comes to visit as well. 1 can remember each Christmas, ever
since my son was small, my husband and I would discuss how
it is more important to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas
and not get caught up in the commercial holiday, showering our
son with gifts. We as a family would do little things to make a
difference in someone's life. One year we packed up clothing,
appliances and even a bed and drove it to the homeless shelter
to put a smile on someone's face. I can still see my little son in
the back seat of the truck with his little, curious eyes peeking
over the seat to get a glimpse of the excitement. When a man
with only one leg eagerly greeted us and hugged us with sincere
thanks, it felt as though I had won the lottery. There is no price
tag on human kindness.
Mysteriously though, every Christmas morning my son and
I would wake up to a house full of gifts and over-stuffed stock-
ings. Even if guests were with us, there was always a corner for
each one of them as well. My heart would flutter and remember-
ing our discussion. I looked into my husband's eyes and with a
sparkle he said, "Guess there really is a Santal" and the little girl
in me smiled, cried, and then smiled

Courtney L. Rozanski writes from Crawfordville

Microsecond isn't much, even in Kyrgyzstan

Swedish engineers

push a pencil

for Ole St. Nick...

And I drive a Volvo

By William Snowden
A Swedish engineering firm has
calculated where Santa Claus should
ideally be based in order to most ef-
ficiently make his annual Christmas
deliveries - and it's not the North Pole,
if that's what you were thinking. It's in
the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyz-
See, leaving from Kyrgyzstan, and
taking into account the rotation of
Earth, the Swedes figured Santa has 48
hours to make his rounds, rather than
just one night as we were previously
led to believe.
The Swedish engineers - who ap-
parently have too much time on their
hands, and perhaps this explains some
of the technical difficulties inherent in
my Swedish-made Volvo - also calcu-
lated that, in order to make it to each
of the 12 billion homes in the world,
Santa's reindeer team need to travel
upwards of 3,600 miles an hour. This is
evidence, if not direct proof, that Santa
is feeding his team something more

than reindeer pellets and straw. Some-
thing supercharged along the lines of
that "flaxseed oil" Barry Bonds was
I saw a mention by some cyni-
cal types who countered that Santa's
sleigh, fully loaded with toys, and given
the air resistance, would vaporize at
3,600 miles an hour. This is the point of
view held by people who have awak-
ened on Christmas morning to find
ashes and switches waiting for them
and who, ever after, are embittered,
The Swedes also calculated that
Santa has 34 microseconds at each
home he visits. A microsecond is one
millionth of a second, so 34 millionths
of a second is not very long to slide
down a chimney, fill stockings with
care, spread presents under the tree,
have some cookies and milk, and then
climb up the fireplace to the roof,
remount his sleigh and jet off at 3,600
mph to the next place,
And lest you think the Swedes didn't
pinpoint exactly where Santa's Work-
shop is located, they say it's at Latitude
(N) 40.40, Longitude (E) 74.24 - which is
reportedly 22 miles north of Kapkatash
and eight miles north of Camp Snerif.
I love geography but I can hardly
spell "Kyrgyzstan" even while looking
at it. Proper pronunciation would ap-
pear to be something along the lines of
clearing one's throat.
Kyrgyzstan: the C.I.A. website identi-

fied where the country is, plus all kinds
of facts. Located in Central Asia along-
side a bunch of other "stan" countries
- Uzbekistan, Tajikistan - it's a former
Soviet Republic, given independence
in 1991. It is described as beautiful and
has the world's largest natural growth
walnut forest. (As natural resources go
- um, walnuts?)
The Kyrgyztani(an?) web site doesn't
mention Santa. Not even about the
story of the Swedish engineers and all
their ciphering ("Nought from nought
leaves nought," as Jethro used to say)
and that - ha, ha, you crazy decadent
Westerners - they think Santa lives
I Google-mapped the "North Pole"
and up popped a spot off in the Arctic
Ocean, closest perhaps to Canada.
But didn't the increasingly belligerent
Russians and Vladimir Putin recently
"claim" the north pole as their terri-
Then I Google-mapped the spot the
Swedes came up with, and it appeared
to be a desolate spot in a mountain
range. The satellite photo showed
snow-capped peaks, but I couldn't zoom
in close enough-to find Santa's work-
shop - not a sign anywhere of candy-
based construction: no gingerbread
siding, gumdrop bricks, or red-striped
candy cane roof trusses,
Merry Christmas to alll
William Snowden is a staff writer


'The rest of the story'
about our semi

Editor, The Newss
Given that my wife and I
have been besieged with in-
quiries about our "abandoned"
semi-trailer recently seized by
the WCSO from the former
Oaks Restaurant parking lot,
we wish to tell "the rest of the
story." It's the WCSO version
of "Smokey & the Bandit." Of
course- here, the writer plays
"th bandit" and Deputy Matt
H o faithfully replicates
th cs of "Smokey."
Since the WCSO is rather
loose with facts, your Dec. 13
edition's Sheriff's Report said
I'd "declined" to move the
trailer, when in fact, with full
awareness of Sheriff David
Harvey, Captain Poole and
Deputy Helms, I was trying to
find another trucker to relo-
cate it for me.
A week earlier, Deputy
Helms alerted me to his belief
my trailer blocked the view
of drivers emerging from Surf
Road onto US 98. While I dis-
puted this point, I agreed to
get the trailer out of that park-
ing lot, but because the engine
of my semi-tractor "blew," and
my truck no longer runs, I
was forced to wait for a friend
who'd agreed to help me 'upon

returning from her current trip
into Canada. When he again
called me on Friday, Nov. 30,
I explained my trucker friend
had been delayed in returning,
so I'd look for a new "power"
source, .but the following
Monday, I was scheduled to
visit a Tallahassee medic I'd
been waiting two months to
see, so I'd try harder that next
At mid-afternoon on
Tuesday, Captain Poole of the
WCSO assured me by phone,
that upon orders of Sheriff
Harvey, I would have until
Friday, Dec. 7 to remove it.
Two hours later, the semi-
trailer had already been towed
by a commercial towing firm,
so the rabid pursuit of Deputy
Helms, contrary to promises
of the WCSO leadership, has
now generated a mounting
expense for tow fees and stor-
age charges. All this, despite
the fact that no laws have
been violated and the owner
and his real estate agent have
never complained about it.
Something about this
"designated parking area" is
especially curious. Allegedly,
this parking lot sits within the
state right of way for US 98.
Back in 1951, when the busi-
ness structures were built, the
Oaks family may have been
allowed to install its parking

lot on state-owned land.
As I'd pointed out to Sheriff,
Harvey, vehicles of all sizes
and shapes, including "big
rigs," had used this parking
lot for more than 50 years
without concern over traffic
hazards. More recently, trailers
used to transport pilings and
other building materials for
the restoration of Angelo's
Restaurant were often parked
precisely where I'd temporar-
ily parked my trailer. Nobody
complained then.
Suddenly Deputy Helms
perceives "imminent hazard"
requiring immediate resolu-
tion, enough so, to disregard
reasonable complications.
Meanwhile, WCSO leadership
has not the slightest idea of
what's happening under its
realm, and can't be bothered
to find out to keep its prom-,
Philip Guzzetta
Alligator Point

Hunters need to show

Editor, The News:
Well, it's that time of year
for one of America's oldest
and most needed of tradi-
tions, hunting season. The sad
part is there are a minority
of individuals (who should

not be included in the class
of hunter) who irresponsibly
leave the carcass of their kill
where others can view and
smell it. Hunting already gets '
enough bad press, we sure
don't need the help of these
My father raised me to
respect the animal and the
rights of others when it came
to hunting. This means only
take what you can use or
share (don't kill for antlers,
which in my eyes is no dif-
ferent than murder or abor-
tion), do not destroy public
or personal property in the
pursuit of your prey and
always discard your remains
in a manner that won't disturb
other people and benefits
other animals.
I have to wonder as to the
reason for the discarding of
carcasses on the sides of pub-
lic roadways. Are the individu-
als who practice this ignorant
to the negative image this
displays about our heritage,
are they just plain rude? All
hunters should show a level
of professionalism no matter
how you hunt and how you
were raised. Shame on the few
who make the rest of us look
L,R. Miller

lightning fires in maintain-
ing the diversity of plant and
wildlife habitat. We have
found that wise use of fire
* Restore and maintain
natural communities;
* Reduce chances of de-
structive wildfires;
* Reduce dominance of
hardwood species;
* Perpetuate fire-adapted
plants and animals;
* Cycle nutrients;
* Control tree diseases;
* Open scenic vistas.
The North Florida Pre-
scribed Fire Council does a
good job of summarizing why
we burn:
" The use of prescribed fire
... is necessary in Florida for
several reasons: to maintain
the variety of plant commu-
nities and their associated
animal life, to approximate
natural conditions and to re-
duce the chances of damaging
Questions? Please come
see us at Wakulla State Forest
Headquarters at 3674 Bloxham
Cutoff Road, Crawfordville, FL
32327 or give us a call at 850-
421-3102. Mention the article
- we'll be glad to talk to you.

Kawika Bailey
Wakulla County/State Lands
Senior Forester

A common question and
comment this time of year is,
"Why do you burn? I thought
the Division of Forestry puts
fires out?" This is a great
question. Actually, there are
a number of answers to the
Let's start with the Divi-
sion of Forestry (DOF) mis-
sion statement which is: "To
protect and manage Florida's
forest resources through a
stewardship ethic to assure
these resources will be avail-
able for future generations."
So DOF land managers are
stewards with a mandate to
care for forested lands. Their
job is to ensure that we (cur-
rently) and our children (later)
have an opportunity to enjoy
benefits derived from forest-
Some strategies used to
meet our responsibilities
* Protecting the population
and forestlands from destruc-
tive wildfire.
* Perpetuating Florida's
* Managing public lands
to retain their unique charac-
ter while providing multiple
public benefits.
DOF recognizes these goals
throughout the state,
Now let's concentrate on
Wakulla State Forest (WaSF).

WaSF is composed of one
main tract in Wakulla County
and one smaller tract in Leon
County. Since 1999, WaSF has
been managed by the Division
of Forestry using the multiple-
use concept, which balances
environmental, recreational,
and resource use needs.
Emphasis is given to
preservation of water quality
by protecting the conduits
that lie below the state forest
and supply Wakulla Springs,
ecosystem restoration, and
outdoor recreation. So WaSF
is a vital component of a land
matrix that can positively or
negatively affect our water
At one time WaSF support-
ed at least 8 major community
types which included: upland
hardwood forest, upland
mixed forest, sandhill, hydric
hammock, floodplain swamp,
basin swamp, dome swamp,
and depression marsh. Cur-
rently, the forest contains
approximately 2,500 acres of
pine plantation. Past manage-
ment practices have disrupted
the function of the natural
ecosystems on WaSF.
For many years WaSF
was managed for industrial
forestry purposes. Now, a pri-
mary management objective is
to restore plant communities
to a more natural condition.

Restoration efforts are intend-
ed to positively impact the
Wakulla Springs basin and the
plant and animal communities
within them. That's where fire
comes in - it can be used as a
restorative tool.
Experience, observation
and study have taught us
that fire is a natural part of
Florida's biological heritage.
Spring or summer lightning
storms often set the woods
on fire. It is also believed that
native Indians once burned
the woods.
Fire is a natural process
in many plant communities
- without it upland sandhills
in WaSF which were histori-
cally longleaf pine/wiregrass
communities often transition
into oak forest.
When the forests change,
plants and animals associated
with the forest change, too.
Fox squirrels, gopher tortoises,
scrub jays, red cockaded
woodpeckers, wiregrass and
longleaf pines are all fire de-
pendant species.
Yes - we do put out wild-
fires that threaten individuals
or private property. And, we
use prescribed fire as a tool
to control hazardous localized
fuel buildup conditions. "An
ounce of prevention..."
Prescribed fire is also used
on WaSF to mimic the role of

Why we burn on state forests

Tht akullahk a
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'Pass the Plate'

tries to help

those below the

'making it line'

Program's goal
is to feed 2,000
Wakulla people

A local businessman is seek-
ing donations to help feed
needy people in the county this
holiday season.
Businessman William Dick-
man of ABC Storage is leading
a Pass The Plate program this
year with the goal of feeding
2,000 people - roughly one-in-
twelve residents of the county,
those who Dickman described
as "above the poverty line but
below the 'making it' line."
Dickman is appealing to
businesses and individuals to
make a donation of $25 in the
hopes of raising $2,500. He
noted that 100 percent of the
donations will go to purchase
food through the River of Life
Food Ministry and the Second
Harvest Food Bank which dis-

tributes Christmas boxes.
"The need is there," Dick-
man said.
Dickman recalled that when
he lived in Georgia, the commu-
nity had an anonymous group
of donors who contributed to
local causes - holiday food,
families displaced by fire and
the like. None of the donors
knew who the other members
of the group were - there were
no meetings, committees or
other time-consuming events
for busy business people to
worry about. Just an occasional
call that someone was in need,
and the person could write out
a check.
For Pass The Plate, which
Dickman describes as a "once-
a-year request to provide funds
for direct local need," he is
sending out a letter to Chamber
of Commerce members asking
for help and appealing to the
Those interested in making a
donation can contact Dickman
at 519-5128 or 508-5177 or write
a check to River of Life Food
Ministry PTP.

Week in


Thursday, December 20, 2007
BOOK NOOK, for children in grades
K-5, will be held at the public library at
10:30 a.m.
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, December 21, 2007
AA meets at the American Legion Build-
ing next to the Women's Club in Craw-
fordville with an open meeting at 8 p.m.
There are also open meetings Sunday at
6 p.m., Monday for women at 6 p.m., and
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
be held at the senior center from 10 a.m.
to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
Saturday, December 22, 2007
NA meets at the Torch, 16 Lower Bridge
Road, at 5 p.m. For more information, call
OLD JAIL MUSEUM will be open selling
thrift shop and historical society items to
benefit renovation of the museum from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, December 24, 2007
CHRISTMAS EVE - Watch for flying
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007

THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 3A

St. Marks wants to keep

its fire station property

The St. Marks City Commission has res-
ervations about turning over the city's fire
station to the county firefighting associa-
tion, saying the city may one day have a
need for the facility.
Representatives of Wakulla United Fire-
fighters Assocation have requested that the
city give the deed for the city's volunteer
fire station to the county association, in
exchange for which the county will pay off
the bank loan that the city co-signed and
on which the volunteer fire department
has defaulted.
At the city commission meeting on
Thursday, Dec. 13, City Attorney John Carl-
son advised the board that there was "no
obligation on behalf of anybody to transfer
title to anybody." He recommended the city
pursue a lease agreement with the county,
with the lease payment to be the loan pay-
"My only problem is," said St. Marks
Mayor Chuck Shields, "if the city ever gets
large enough to have its own fire depart-
ment, or independent enough to have their
own, I'd hate to be voting to deed them this
property and 20 years later the city need it
and they say, 'Who gave the land away?"'
In other matters:
* Carlson announced his resignation as
city attorney after January. It's not clear if
the city commission accepted the resigna-
* City Manager Zoe Mansfield reported
that sand is getting into the town's sewer
plant and all the lift stations where it's clog-

going lines and causing problems.
"There's a broken pipe somewhere,"
Mansfield said.

Horsemen announce
2008 schedule
The Wakulla County Horseman's Assoda-
tion announced the start of the 2008 season.
The first show will be the third Saturday'in
January. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and
the show starts at noon. The shows are hild
at the agriculture center behind Azalea Pirk
in Crawfordville.
There are five speed events at each show.
They include:Cloverleaf barrels, Texas b'ar-
rels, Arena race, Pole bending and Cdne
weaving. The show will start this year
with the cloverleaf barrel.jackpot race.
Age groups are under age 5, age 6 to 9,
age 10 to 13, age 14 to 18, age 19 and oldbr,
plus a Novice class for the new riders.
If you have a horse or just an interest in
horses and want to have a fun day coihe
out and join the group.
The show schedule for 2008 will be the
third Saturday of each month with no show
in June, July or August.
There will be a cloverleaf barrel jackpot
race the first Friday night of each month.
Sign-up for the jackpot will start at 6 p.m.
and the race will start at 7:30 p.m.
There is a cash payout based on the
number of entries. There will be no jackpot
race in June, July, or August.
If you have questions or would like in-
formation on becoming a member, ple se
call Jim Porter at 926-2400.

Consultant gets 'go-ahead'

for Wakulla Gardens sewer

Wakulla County Commis-
sioners have given sewage treat-
ment consultant Eutaw Utilities
authorization to continue with
the Wakulla Gardens Collec-
tion System and Wastewater
Treatment Plant Improvements
discussed by the board. at an
Oct. 29 workshop.
The project will be com-
pleted in three phases and cost
approximately $20 million to
build. State funding, federal
funding and user fees will pay
for the project.
* The first phase of the
project includes a master lift
station, a force main transmis-
sion line, Unit Two and Unit
Five of Wakulla Gardens and
the design and permitting of
the project in anticipation of
bidding in April.
* Phase 2 will include waste-
water treatment plant improve-
ments and a line to distribute
treated wastewater back to
Medart for use on the Wild-
wood Golf Course and other
businesses. Bidding should be
ready by March 2009
* Phase 3 will include Unit
1, Unit 3 and Unit 4 of Wakulla
Gardens which county officials
hope will run concurrently with
the second phase.
"Things are progressing very
well," said Dale Dransford of
Eutaw Utilities.
Wakulla County Administra-
tor Ben Pingree said the county
commission has asked Eutaw
to continue negotiations with
Wildwood Golf Course regard-
ing the purchase of the public
access reuse of treated water for

Animal shelter
seeks 'buddies'
Animals at the Wakulla Coun-
ty Animal Shelter are seeking
"buddies" to volunteer to pro-
vide training and socialization
skills to make the shelter pets
more adoptable.

use on the course.
In addition, the consultant
will develop a grant agreement
with Northwest Florida Water
Management District and create
the necessary documentation to
allow citizens to qualify for low
and moderate income financial
The county is also attempt-
ing to create a policy to allow
citizens on private septic sys-
tems to connect to the public
sewer system and pay for capac-
ity charges over time.
Negotiation with property
owners in the Wakulla Gardens
subdivision must be completed
to provide utility easements for
the collection system. The col-
lection system will be phased
in for Wakulla Gardens through
an agreement with the Florida
Department of Environmental
Finally, Eutaw Utilities has
been asked by the county com-
mission to give the board regu-
lar progress updates on the
sewer project.
Commissioner Howard Kes-
sler expressed his concern
about the sewer's fiscal respon-
sibility and ability to pay back a
large loan. Kessler said he hopes
commissioners do not have to
go to general revenue funds to
make the project work.
Dansford said he will com-
plete another financial assess-
ment in February. He added that
the original financial assess-
ment and revenue projection
was based on the historical
growth of the county over the
past 20 years, Wakulla Gardens

The training time may be as
little as two to three hours a
week for one or two weeks.
The volunteer can help the
buddy dog connect with a life-
saving new home and cherish
the memories of the experience.
For more information, call Cathy
Sherman at 926-9339.

hook-ups, monthly user fees
that have actual consumption
and not cost estimates, and find-
ing residents in Panacea who
are on the sewer system, but are
not paying their bills.
Commissioners have given
the Panacea Area Water System
(PAWS) authorization to bill
sewer customers, rather than
PAWS billing for water only.
Dransford added that one
of the bigger system users,
Wal-Mart, is no longer paying
the $21 minimum' because the
county has acquired actual wa-
ter use readings from Talquin
Electric Cooperative, PAWS
and Sopchoppy Water System.
Wal-Mart is now paying more
than $400 per month for sewer
Dransford agreed to give
commissioners progress reports
every six weeks.

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Victoria M. Hinson
Victoria Maxine Hinson, 64,
of Crawfordville died Thursday,
Dec. 13 in Crawfordville.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Elizabeth
Cemetery in Crawfordville.
A native of Hartford, Ala., she
had lived in Crawfordville for 20
years after moving from Ocala.
She loved to fish and believed
in God. She was employed at St.
Marks Powder.
Survivors include a son,
Balph Temples, Jr. and wife
Jane of Crawfordville; a daugh-
ter, Deanna "Dawn" O'Neil of
Crawfordville; five brothers,
George Lyndon Pate, Charles
Alfred Pate, Max Deron Pate and
wife Rainey, James Gary Pate
and Mitchell Lydell Pate and
wife Nelda; a sister, Lelia Rose
Edwards and husband Donald;
seven grandchildren; and one
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Daniel Q. Hutchison, Jr.
Daniel Quitman Hutchison,
Jr., of Tallahassee died Friday,
Dec. 14 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Monday. Dec. 17 in the Wilson
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Larry Johnson officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the Greenwood
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Can-
cer Society or the Boy Scouts of
He was born September 27,
1942 in Panama City to Daniel
and Jimmie Hutchison, Sr. Dan
was an Eagle Scout with the
Boy Scouts of America, a bow
maker by profession, and owned
Apalachee Archery. He was a
member of the Tallahassee Mu-
seum of Natural History, where
he donated time to teach bow
making. Dan was a member of

Wakulla Florist
: & Gift Shop
Locally Owned and Operated
ii 3070 Crawfordville Hwy.
""For All of Life's Occasions"
u Your Customized
I Full Service Florist
, * �Gift Baskets * Event Planning
i!* Sympathy Weddings
SSilk & Farm Fresh Flowers

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

the Tallahassee Bowhunters
Association, Horse Creek Tra-
ditional Archery Club, Wakulla
Archery Club, and Jefferson
Longrifles. Dan was a principle
member of the Lower Muskogee
Creek Tribe.
Survivors include his wife,
Linda Bailey Hutchison; a son,
Dan Hutchison III and wife Janet;
a daughter, Sheri McArthur and
husband Gayle; two grandchil-
dren, Christopher Hutchison and
Rebeka McArthur; and sister, Bar-
bara Hutchison Gorman and her
companion, Richard Venable.

Robert T. Leigh, Jr.
Robert Towns Leigh Jr., 44,
of Tallahassee died Wednesday,
Nov. 28.
The graveside service was
held Saturday, Dec. 15 at Rose-
lawn Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Talla-
hassee, he attended Florida High
School. He was a landscaper and
Survivors include his son,
Robbie Leigh; a daughter, Illaena
Kay Leigh; a brother, Richard
Henry Leigh IV; and two sisters,
Nancy Suellau and Katherine
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee was
in charge of the arrangements.

John E. Quigg
John Edward Quigg, 80, of
Cairo, Ga. and formerly of Jack-
sonville and Sopchoppy, died
Friday, Dec. 14.
A memorial service was held
on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Mt. Bea-
sor Primitive Baptist Church in
Sopchoppy. A graveside service
was held on Wednesday, Dec.
19 at Riverside Memorial Park in
He served in the US Navy
for nine years, after which he
established a private accounting
practice in Jacksonville.
Survivors include his second

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

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

wife, Emma Harrell Quigg of
Cairo, Ga.; four brothers, Earl and
wife Ann of Thomasville, Ga.,
Fred and wife Callie, Doug and
wife Sherry, all of Crawfordville,
and Jesse and wife Frances of
Sopchoppy; four sisters, Mary
Nichols and husband Marvin,
Rhonda Harvey and husband
David, all of Crawfordville, Mar-
tha Kimball and husband Russ
of Clearwater, and Glenda Porter
and husband Bobby of Sop-
choppy; two sisters-in-law, Ruth
and Gladys; five sons, Ronnie
Allen of the Philippines, Wayne
and wife Debby of Wacissa, Dale

Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
Ialg Crawfordville
Daniel Cooksey
"Come& Worship With U, "
Sunday School........................ 10 a.m.
Sunday W orship ......................11 a.m.
Evening Worship.................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service.................. 7 p.m.
& Youth Service................7....7 p.m.
Royal Rangers...................7....7 p.m.
M issionettes ......................7.... p.m.

"Where everybody is somebody in His body."
Sunday School................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ............10:45 a.m.
Life Support Groups ...........6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ......... 6:30 p.m.
F" r-32G'ry Tucker
. 9t2:6-3217

and wife Bygie of Ponte Vedra
Beach, Mike and wife Tanya of
Palm Coast, and Mark of Jack-
sonville; two daughters, Cheryl
Wilkerson and husband Chris of
Ponte Vedra Beach, and Kimberly
Hankins and husband Richard of
Keystone Heights; two stepsons,
Harrell Samford of Brookville,
Ind. and Vaughn Samford and
wife Josie of Thomasville, Ga.;
a stepdaughter, Jean Samford of
Cairo, Ga.; and a host of grand-
children, great grandchildren,
nieces, and nephews.

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

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

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

Preb yteri
3383 Coastal Hwy.
1/3rd mile east of Wakulla High School
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:45 a.m. Children's Sunday School
Nursery Provided

isto A Aays Welcme
Det. N eanw odPashZ Pastora

* Non-denominational
* Bible centered, and
* Grace based theology

BApTiST ChuRch

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

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

Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church
117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy
Come and Join us on December 16th
for an "Old Fashioned" Carol Sing
SThe SSBC Cho4jrSSfuartet. Glen Bostic

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

55 Lower Bridge Rood

Sunday School 10 AM
Worship 11 AM
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 PM

V Pastor, Mike Bwen /

f- Crawfordville United

Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11i00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ochlockonee & Arran Road "Come Grow With Us" www.crawfordville-umc.org

( 0 > Hwy 319 Medart,

keElOffice 926-5265
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
n Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
D Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
p t Youth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
nu 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.


May we all join together

to celebrate and worship.

N Sunday Morn. Worship Service 11 a.m.
Christmas Eve Celebration Sv. 6p.m.

Mission by the Sea
On the Alligator Point Road
Sunday Services: 9 a.m.
It's a church of warm Christian
fellowship that loves the Lord and
loves to study his word.

It's a church that understands the
grace of God and seeks to be a
conduit for his love to others.

Join us Sunday mornings at
9:00 a.m. as we search the scriptures
for inspiration and instruction.
A time of rich fellowship follows the
worship and study hour.

Escape to Nature

Nat re
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Wakulla Retiree Finds

$152,000 Nest Egg

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

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

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Ocklockonee Panacea Park
"~Uy Baptist Church
United 24 Mission Road, Panacea
Methodist Sunday School 10 a.m.
Church Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Vastor ltrett fempleton Pastor, Jerry Spears
(850) 984-0127

Habitat for Humanity

SShadeville Highway

Open Tues. - Sat. * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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5 PM. Crawfordville United

SMethodist Church
Ochlockonee St., Crawfordville
flel J oel 4 / AOl Aoel

- United
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship I I a.m.
Pastor Brett Templeton

165 Friendshi Church Road
Medart, FL
(850) 926-5263

Pastor - Elder
Emmett Whaley

Sunday School............ 10 a m.
- Church Services -

Morning Worship...... 11 a.m.1
Fvening Worship .. 5pm1
X\ed. Prayer Service... 7 p.m.
S-----Everyone is Welcome!1
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 5A

C ommuni

Historic village project gets a name

Wakulla's Heritage Project

The planned historic village to be lo-
cated off Lawhon Mill Road has a name:
Wakulla's Heritage Project.
A group of citizens proposed the
name for the community at a meeting at
the public library last week. The project
will feature 13 historic homes built be-
tween the 1880s and the early 1900s.
A group of about a dozen citizens
came up with the name and developed
a vision statement that calls for "creating
an environment which educates and pro-
vides a historical experience, including
buildings, interpretations and artifacts,
depicting the lifestyles of living and
working in the early Wakulla area."
The project is to be modeled on the
Westville, Ga. community that illustrates
how life was lived in Georgia in 1850.
The museum has dozens of buildings
from before the Civil War, ranging from

log cabins to large, two-story buildings,
and re-enactors who illustrate historic
trades and crafts such as blacksmith-
ing, candlemaking, and spinning and
In Wakulla County, there is a 163 acre
tract that is to be used for the Heritage
Project - as well as home to a county
equestrian center, and as a wildlife sanc-
tuary and rehabilitation facility.
Sheree Thompson-Keeler acted as
facilitator for the meeting, held Thurs-
day, Dec. 13.
Prior to the meeting, the project had
been referred to as "pioneer village."
Some felt the name was not an accurate
description of early Wakulla County.
The settlers weren't "pioneers" as the
historical term is usually understood,
and there was some question about the
accuracy of a "village," when many of
the county's residents lived far from one
another or in small communities.

Wakulla residents break into small discussion groups during the meeting that produced the new name.

Dennis Pritchett in the Pickin' Parlour with a favorite wooden horse.

Continued from Page 1A

range from 50 to 85 although Dennis said some
of the guests are sometimes younger. Music in-
cludes classic country, bluegrass and gospel.
Both of the Pritchetts have their favorite dec-
orations. Dennis loves a grandfather clock with
an 1890s top hat while Sylvia loves a carved
wooden horse.
"Sylvia has a real eye," he said. "She is very
creative. We have five Christmas trees this
year." Decorations are changed and rearranged

Continued from Page 1A

safe," he said. "Go to the side
of the road and drive slowly
or call law enforcement. Drive
to a safe place before you stop.
You can always replace the tire
and rim."'
"A cell phone is a lifesaver,"
added Sheriff Harvey.
In response to the calls of
concern, WCSO officials are of-
fering a Saturday, Dec. 22 firearm
safety course for women, The
course will also include discus-
sion on non-lethal items such as
pepper spray.
SUndersheriff Crum noted that
law enforcement officials cannot
presume that the body found
in the forest is that of Dunlap
because it could be a female
;from a case that has not been
reported to local law enforce-
ment. DNA testing will be used
to determine the identity of the
victim, he added.
"It is a comprehensive and
long process," said Undersheriff
Crum. "We'll need science to
help us solve this."
A friend of the victim's family
said relatives are "holding up"
under difficult circumstances.
'The friend declined to be identi-
fied because her family has been
inundated with media requests

each holiday season.
"Christmas has always been special, with
many Christmas memories" Sylvia said. She
has two children and three grandchildren. Den-
nis has a son and two grandchildren.
"I wanted to work in interior design, but I
ended up going into finance," said Sylvia. "I
really enjoy it," said Dennis. "I love the under-
tone of spirit and joy of Christmas. I'm really
proud of her. She is so creative. I'm the laborer
and the packer."
"It's a lot of fun," Dennis concluded. "It's
quality time and something we can enjoy

from as far away as Panama City.
The family was forced to change
their telephone number to have
some privacy from the media.
She said the response to the
tragedy has been outstanding.
"Wakulla County has been just
wonderful. It's unreal. She's
(Dunlap) got a lot of friends."
Wakulla County Clerk of the
Court Brent Thurmond was
friends with the victim in high
school and through church.
Thurmond said Dunlap was
a "dependable person" who
would never have run off on
her own. "We knew something
wasn't right from the begin-
ning," he said. Dunlap taught
two of Thurmond's children
in Sunday School. "It's a very
emotional thing for my girls,"
he said. "They call me a couple
of times a day to see if I have
heard anything."
Dunlap was willing to give
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her time to help Wakulla County
youth grow spiritually, added
Thurmond. Those individuals
who dedicate their time to help-
ing others "achieve a special
place in your heart," added the
"There has to be somebody
out there who can give some
leads," he continued. "That's my
big hope, to find the person or
persons responsible for this."
"Both counties (sheriff's of-
fices) are working on this and
burning the midnight oil, plus
FDLE," said Undersheriff Crum.
"We'll definitely help them
(Leon County) solve it. They are
working on it real hard."
Det. Scott DelBeato and Cap-
tain Randall Taylor have been as-
signed to the case full-time from
Wakulla County. Leon County
has even more officers assigned
to the case as the lead agency,
the undersheriff concluded.

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A Thought for the Week:
"This is the day which the
Lord hath made, we will rejoice
and be glad in it." Christmas
is a story told by angels, shep-
herds, wise men, and other
great people in the Bible. On
that night "and there were in
the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night."
They said, "We saw his star in
the east and are come to wor-
ship him. They saw the young
child with Mary his mother.
They presented him with gifts
of gold and frankincense and
myrrh." Singing "glory to God in
the highest and on earth peace,
good will toward men. Saying
for unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord."
Merry Christmas to all and
Happy Holidays. May you have
the gladness of Christmas which
is hope, the spirit of Christmas
which is peace, and the heart of

Coast Libraries
gets grant for

The Wilderness Coast Public
LIbraries (WILD) announced
last week that it has received a
Community Libraries in Caring
(CLIC), grant from the Florida
State Library that will keep the
Bookmobile running.
The grant, along with Wakul-
la County funds, will enable
Wilderness Coast to bring the
Bookmobile.to Wakulla County
for four days, every two weeks,
from January 2008 to October
"The available funds were
cut in half this year," said Chris
Peary, technology librarian for
Wilderness Coast, "but our grant
was awarded $20,000 - which
was 20 percent of the entire
state's CLIC funds."
Wilderness Coast serves
Wakulla, Jefferson and Franklin

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Christmas which is love.
New Year's Eve night Dec.
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watching the old year out and
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We welcome you to come and
fellowship with us in singing
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preaching of the word of God.

Pastor Ethel M. Skipper 850-
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Elderess Shirley Morris, Felis
White, and Kevin Hines. Hope
you have a great day from Eva
M. Johnson.
During this Christmas sea-
son let us remember all th6
sick, shut-in, those in nursing
homes, hospitals, prisons, and
jails. Let us continue to pray for
those in need of prayer and help

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ber portion of the schedule with
the Elks Lodge Shootout on
Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 at Lincoln.
The new year begins at Maclay
in the Maclay Holiday Hoops
Tournament Jan. 3 through Jan.
5. The next home game will
be played against district rival
East Gadsden on Tuesday, Jan.
8. Wakulla finishes the district
portion of the schedule on Jan.
11 at home against Panama City
Bay. Godby will host Wakulla
Jan. 15 and will travel to Medart
on Jan. 22.
Wakulla fell to 0-10 overall
and 0-5 in district games.

Lady War Eagles "
rack up 2 m ore *wns Ray Gray With Philip Vause, the check, Dan West and Mike Carroll

Two more victories for the seven points and had seven re- Parks Rsec gets $1 000
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ketball team gave Coach Nate
Jackson's team a chance to get
1-2 wins before the Christmas
Wakulla topped Tallahas-
see Lincoln 50-47 and Madison
County 39-34 last week. A third
game of the week against dis-
trict rival Godby was postponed
after the two teams had some
confusion where the game was
supposed to be played.
Wakulla thought it was a
home game, but it turned out
to be an away contest. The two
teams will make-up the game
in January.
Wakulla pulled out a close
victory over Lincoln by making
free throws and key baskets.
Lincoln outscored Wakulla in
the second and fourth quarters,
but the Lady War Eagles had
just enough cushion for the
Kiara Gay scored 19 points
and had seven assists and
eight steals. Artigua Kilpat-
rick scored seven points and
had 10 rebounds, three assists,
five steals and a blocked shot.
Amanda Henderson scored

Jamehia Maxwell added seven
points and had six rebounds
and two assists. Jessica Forest
contributed five points and five
rebounds. Terrion Webster had
two points.
Wakulla rode a strong first
and fourth quarter to the victory
over Madison. Maxwell provided
the offense with 19 points and
five rebounds. Henderson and
Gay had eight points each. Gay
had five rebounds, six assists,
three steals and three blocks.
Henderson added 15 rebounds,
three steals and three blocks.
Kilpatrick scored nine points
and had 12 rebounds. Sandi
Dunlap scored five points, hand-
ed out four assists and had three
Wakulla hosted district rival
Panama City Beach Arnold on
Dec. 17 and Chiles came to Me-
dart on Dec. 18. Wewahitchka
hosts Wakulla on Dec. 20. The
second half of the season begins
Jan. 3 in the three day Maclay
Christmas Tournament.
Wakulla improved to 9-3 over-
all and 3-2 in district play.

Hungry WHS

soccer team

wins tourney

Special to the Wakulla News
.Despite a 3-1 win by Lincoln
on Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Trojans
coach constructively stated his
displeasure in his team's per-
"This team (Wakulla) we just
played this evening had more
heart and far more passion than
you. They were hungry. We were
very lucky to escape with a win,"
said Coach Santiago Molina.
Zach Swain scored the Wakul-
la goal on a Patrick Stewart as-
sist. Matt Reich had 15 saves.
Although huge underdogs,
the War Eagles carried that
passion into the Wakulla Soc-
cer Tournament held on Friday
and Saturday, Dec. 14 and Dec.
15 in Medart.
S'Wakulla squared off against
nemesis Taylor County in the
first match of the tourney.
Seeking vengeance for a 3-2
loss nine days earlier, the War
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minds of the Bulldogs and the
sparse crowd gathered in the
' WHS would take the early
lead as Raleigh Clarke made
one of two spectacular passes.
The first arching pass over the
defense found teammate Ryan
Smith racing to the corner of
the pitch as Clarke raced up
field from his defensive posi-
tion. Executing a give and go to
perfection, Clarke (assist) found
Siul Vega unmarked racing to-
wards the middle of goal with
a square pass. Vega blasted the
sphere into orbit and within the
far post to give the War Eagles
the 1-0 lead.
Wakulla would add to their lead
during the 29th minute. Ryan
Smith (assist), upon receipt of a
pass from midfield, would vol-
ley the ball over the head of a
Bulldog defensive player toward
Zach Swain. With a
See BOYS on Page 7A

It took nearly three years for Crawfordville
resident Dan West to show his appreciation to
the Wakulla County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment, but West's persistence finally paid off on
Wednesday, Dec. 5.
West presented Parks and Recreation Board
Chairman Philip Vause with a check for $1,000
with Parks and Recreation Director Ray Gray and
Martin Marietta sales representative Mike Carroll
in attendance.
West, plant manager for Martin Marietta in
Taylor County, made the contribution through his
company. The money will be used to enhance the
Parks and Recreation Department's scholarship

fund to assist less fortunate children.
West's son, Nathan, was active in the county
recreation programs for several years before mov-
ing on to Wakulla High School.
"We were out here all the time," said West,
who added that the county's recreation program
is a great benefit to local youths. "We appreciate
it," said Vause. "We will put it to go use."
Martin Marietta is in the crushed stone busi-
ness 23 miles west of Perry in Taylor County. West
said he has been attempting to get his company
to donate to the youth sports program for "two
to three years" before the contribution finally
came through.

Al Donaldson

named 1-AA


Alabama A&M
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honor an 'early



Former Wakulla War Eagle
football player Al Donaldson
was named All-America as a
junior at Alabama A & M Uni-
versity in Huntsville.
The honor came from the
American Football Coaches As-
sociation. The Bulldogs play in
what was known as the NCAA
Division 1-AA level. The NCAA
has since changed the name
of the division to reflect the

division's football playoffs.
Donaldson, a safety, called
the honor "an early Christmas
present" asdhe tied for the most
interceptions in the nation with
nine while piling up 51 tackles
and 11 pass break-ups. He was
also named first team All-South-
western Athletic Conference
(SWAC) all-star.
Donaldson's coaches said he
worked very hard to become
a better player and his efforts
have paid off for him.
Former Wakulla War Eagle
Coach J.D. Jones used Al Don-
aldson at quarterback, running
back and wide receiver on of-
fense as his son, Tanner, now
at Troy University, adjusted to
high school football following
playing time at Wakulla Middle

Al Donaldson
Donaldson graduated from
Wakulla High School in 2004
with Florida Gator star Jim Tartt
and Sean Harris.
Harris is still involved with
athletics at the U.S. Naval Acad-
emy. Tartt was named second
team All-SEC at guard.
Jim Tartt's father, Leonard,
said the WHS Class of 2004 not
only lost some outstanding tal-
ent, but outstanding individuals
with great character.

War Eagles fall to 0-10

with loss to Rickards

Girls' soccer team splits at PC

Special to The Wakulla News
The Wakulla Lady War Eagle
soccer team departed for the
much anticipated Panama City
Bay and Panama City Beach
Arnold doubleheader weekend
Friday Dec. 14.
The first stop was Panama
City Bay at Tommy Oliver Sta-
dium. The Lady War Eagles were
ready for a rematch after losing
to Bay at home last month.
The Junior Varsity squad



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took the field and were ready
for a battle after losing to Bay
1-0 earlier in the season. How-
ever, the Bay Tornadoes would
notch a decisive win against
the War Eagles, with freshman
goalkeeper Holly Peacock allow-
ing a season high four goals in
one game.
"Holly Peacock is an amaz-
ing goalkeeper," said JV Coach
Rachel Pienta. "She has allowed
only five goals all season, in-
cluding multiple shutout wins,
prior to tonight's game. Tonight,

she stopped 10 shots. It was just
Bay's night."
While the Lady War Eagles
attempted 20 shots on goal
without success, four of the
Tornadoes 14 shots found the
back of the net. The final score
was 4-0.
The Varsity game began and
the Lady War Eagles were mind-
ful that a win over Bay would
place the team as first seed in
district competition.
After the team's first meeting
with Bay, when' the Tornadoes

won against the Lady War
Eagles 4-1, the Lady War Eagles
knew the match would be a
Bay dominated the game,
shooting on sophomore goal-
keeper Shay Barwick 27 times.
Barwick stopped 22 of Bay's
scoring attempts. The final
score was 5-0 for Bay.
After the Bay matches, the
Lady War Eagles put aside
thoughts of wins and losses for
the evening and gave their
See GIRLS on Page 7A

1 4

The Wakulla War Eagle bas-
ketball team reached double
figures in only one of the four
quarters against district rival
Rickards in falling to the Raiders
71-24 last week.
:-Wilton Booth scored half
6of the War Eagle points with
a 12 point game. Jared McK-
enzie added seven points and
Anthony Mills chipped in with
three. Lorenzo Randolph scored
two points. Booth hit two three
point field goals.
Wakulla fell behind 36-17 at
halftime and the team was out-
scored 35-7 in the second half.
: Wakulla will end the Decem-


donate to
weight room

Wakulla High School football
and weightlifting coach Scott
Klees thanked Ace Hardware,
NAPA Auto Parts and Mike's
Paint and Body for donating
materials and labor to recondi-
tion weight room equipment.
The work helped the high school
make the equipment look like
new while also making the
equipment cleaner and safer for
the students.



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The traveling Wakulla War
Eagle wrestling team" ventured
to Camden, Ga. last week to take
part in a 17 team tournament.
Wakulla placed sixth as a team
and had four wrestlers place in
their weight classes.
Coach John Wainwright said
he was pleased with the effort
of his team. "It was a tough,
tough tournament," he said.
Wakulla did not have wrestlers
competing in the 140 pound and
heavyweight divisions.
Ryan Qualls placed second at
145 pounds after losing his final
match in triple overtime. Tre
McCollough and Scotty Varner
placed second in the 125 and
130 pound classes respectively.
Mookie Forbes placed fourth at
103 pounds.
Brock Glover was 2-2 at 112
pounds while Tyler Hill was 1-2
at 119. Chris Johnson was 2-2 at
135 and Garrett Barco was 2-2
at 152 pounds. Brandon Carden
was 1-2 at 160 and Matt Fields
was 1-2 at 171pounds. Tyler Cor-
bett was 0-2 at' 19 and Jonathan'
Daily was 2-2 at 215 pounds.
Wainwright said the tourna-
ment allowed Wakulla to see
two top ranked teams in Florida
in Class A Fort Myers Riverdale
and Class 3A Oveido as well as
several top teams in the State
of Georgia.
In junior varsity action, Seth
Hyman placed second at 125 and
Adam Platt placed third at 125.
Wakulla will compete in a
USA Tournament at Ridgeview
on Saturday, Dec. 29, but the next
regular season action will be Jan
4 and Jan. 5 at Clay County in
the Clay Invitational. The next
home action will be Wednesday,
Jan. 16 against Godby in a two
team match.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 7A


strike of his boot, Swain's shot
blasted the paneled ball into the
lower ninety far post giving WHS a
2-0 lead.
A set piece near the corner would
result in Wakulla's third goal of the
match during the 38th minute of play
fully dominated by the War Eagles.
Nick Baxter (assist) would initiate a
set piece deep within the Bulldog de-
fense and near the corner flag. With
a pass diagonal toward the center of
the pitch, an unmarked Patrick Stew-
art would race forward and greet
the ball sending the cannon shot
past Bulldog GK Kendal Thompson
(18 Saves) for his ninth goal of the
season. Wakulla's Goalkeeper Matt
Reich (6 Saves) would deflect four
fastbreak shots on frame to preserve
the shutout. The shutout victory and
three goals scored gave Wakulla five
points after one match.
Despite a constant light mist
mixed with intermittent rain, gusty
winds, low cloud cover and dete-
riorating field conditions, Saturday's
soccer action was nonetheless magi-
cal. The War Eagles squared off with
a morning match against Lynn Haven
Despite the disappointing turn-
out, those in attendance witnessed
a classic match between two teams
that had not met on the pitch in a
very long time. Throughout the 19
years of WHS soccer, Wakulla had
never beaten or tied Mosley.
Mosley would take the lead dur-
ing the 13th minute due to a defen-
sive blunder.
A Brad Gatta square ball ran
through numerous defenders legs
before the Dolphin's Austin Rogers
struck the ball past the Wakulla
defense and the screened keeper.
Mosley's lead would last only four
minutes. Under extreme pressure, a
poor defensive clearance by the Dol-
phins sailed toward midfielder Chad
Herold. With a chest trap and one
dribble forward, Herold sent a rocket
back toward goal that Mosley Goal-
keeper Sam Bland (5 Saves) found
too hot to handle as it escaped his
grasp and bounced its way inside the
right post. Momentum swung heav-
ily in the favor of the host team.
Mosley dominated in shots and
shots on frame, but the Wakulla de-
fense for the most part made the Dol-
phins take shots from a distance.
With the 1-1 draw, both teams
earned one point. Taylor County,
despite their 3-1 loss, actually did
Wakulla a favor as they scored a goal
limiting the Maclay Marauders to
earning only four points. After two
matches each, Wakulla and Maclay
had six points each followed by
Mosley with a very threatening three
points and Taylor County acting as
the spoiler.
Mosley needed a win (three
points); score three or more goals
(one point) and shut out Taylor
County (one point) in order to finish
the tournament and perhaps escape
with first place based upon goal dif-
Maclay squared off against Wakul-
la with an existing false confidence
based upon their first ever meeting
and 3-0 shutout of the War Eagles
on Nov. 27.. Both teams had players
bruised and battered from previous
The Marauder's Lincoln Lewis
would take a direct kick from 30
yards out finding the boot of Sam
Stockstill. With the keeper effec-
tively screened, the ball appeared
destined to reach the back of the
net only to find Wakulla's Robbie
McPherson protecting the fortress
on the far post. Without hesitation
McPherson cleared the ball out of
danger preserving the 0-0 draw. With
the scoreless draw, both Maclay and
Wakulla earned two points, with a
final tally of eight respectively.
Meanwhile, Mosley was pound-
ing the Bulldogs of Taylor County
only for the impossible to happen
as the Bulldogs scored a late goal in
their 8-1 loss. Without the shutout,
Mosley earned only four points and
finished with only seven overall.
By tiebreaker procedure, both
Maclay and Wakulla matched head-
to-head with the scoreless draw. The
second tiebreaker was goal differen-
tial. As Wakulla had defeated Taylor
County 3-0 and Maclay by a score of
3-1, the War Eagles secured the right
to be declared the Champions of the
Wakulla Tournament.
Had Mosley preserved their shut-
out against Taylor County and earned
the extra point resulting with three
teams sharing the exact total points,
the Dolphins would have won the

tournament with a plus seven-goal
The combined Wakulla defense
of Nick Baxter, Raleigh Clarke, Shane
Davis, Chad Herold, Trevor Nason,
Ryan Smith, Patrick Stewart, and
Brett Wilson, combined with Goal-
keeper Matt Reich (28 Saves, two
shutouts) collectively played their
best matches all year.
For individual game articles,
please visit http://www.wakulla.
cer/. Wakulla improved to 6-5-4 over-
all and is 4-1-2 in district play.

Keith, Remke are Medart's top spellers

Medart Elementary School
Spelling Bee was held on Fri-
day, Dec. 7. Charlotte Hoover or-
ganized the event and Michelle
Lawhon was the pronounced.
Fourth and fifth grade teach-
ers judged the competitions.
Two competitions resulted in
two winners from each grade
level. Connor Keith from Mar-
garet Callaghan's class claimed
first place in fourth grade with
the word "appearance." Plac-
ing second in fourth grade
was Jacob Evanshine from
Anne Hargrove's class. Other
fourth graders representing
their homerooms included;
Jake Anico, Alyssa Blake, Casey
Dodson, Sharon Perdomo, Katie
Sanders, Albert Smythe, Jake
Taylor, and Austin Teague. The
fourth grade competition lasted
23 rounds.
In fifth grade, Thomas
Remke was the champion
spelling "autobiography" as
the winning word. Thomas
Remeke is in Russell Herron's
homeroom class. Ryan Dodson
placed second. He represented
Jodie Martin's class. Other
fifth grade participants were:
Riley Attridge, Gage Barton,
Haley Brown, Lea Dahms, Jacob
Deese, Tekia Gay, Kayla Wim-
berly, and Lee Yates.
First and second place win-
ners in each of the grade levels
will represent Medart Elemen-
tary School in the District Spell-
ing Bee hosted by Crawfordville
Elementary School on Friday,
Jan. 11 at 9:15 a.m. The District
Spelling Bee will consist of stu-
dents from all three elementary
schools, the middle schools,
COAST and home-schooled
students grades four through

Medart Elementary Fourth Grade Spelling Bee winners

Medart Elementary Fifth Grade Spelling Bee winners

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WHS collects toys for tots

Wakulla High School teachers and students brought in new toys for local children during the past several weeks. They toys were picked on Friday,
Dec. 14 by two Marines from Tallahassee who plan to distribute the goodies to needy families. Pictured, left to right with the donations are Eric.
Posey, Krystal Davis, and Brock Reed.

Continued from Page 6A

attention to rest and relaxation.
The War Eagles Soccer Boost-
ers organized an indoor pool
party at the team's hotel with
a catered Olive Garden Italian
feast. The mood was festive
as the Wakulla players donned
swimsuits and marveled over
the "fancy hotel rooms with
red showers and televisions
in the bathrooms!"
After a restful night and a
hearty hotel buffet breakfast,
the Lady War Eagles boarded

the bus to travel to Mike Gav-
lak Stadium at Arnold High
School to take on the Lady
The JV squad took the field
under a threatening sky with
predicted severe weather on
the way. Despite the rain and
strong wind, the Lady War
Eagles played well against the
Arnold Lady Marlins, winning
Freshman Kara Smith
scored a hat trick, finally scor-
ing a coveted three goals in
one game. Freshman Lacey
Bozeman continued to be a
strong offensive contributor,

battling her way to another
goal for the War Eagles. Fresh-
man Julia Calhoun finally saw
her scoring attempts pay off
when she rocketed a long ball
into the net.
Other JV players turning
in strong performances dur-
ing Saturday's match were
midfielder Crystal Chadwell,
defender Carole Toler, and
forwards Shelbi Barrow and
Randi Ministerio.
The weather settled down
for the start of the varsity
game and then the tempera-
ture began to drop. The Lady
War Eagles, however, remained

Wakulla's first meeting with
Arnold ended in a 0-0 draw
and, with second place district
seeding on the line, both the
Lady War Eagles and Lady Mar-
lins were out to make the game
count in the win column.
Goalkeeper Shay Barwick,
battling a possible broken
thumb as well as a determined
opposing team, made eight
saves. Senior Lizzie Butler
scored the lone goal for the
Lady War Eagles and Arnold
won the game 2-1.
While district seeding has
yet to be announced, it is

likely that the Lady War Eagles
will have one more chance to
overcome Arnold in January.
when Wakulla hosts the dis-
trict postseason competition.
Wakulla fell to 9-8-1 overall:
and 4-3-2 in district play. Visit
www.wakullasoccer.com for
updates on scores and game
A game scheduled for last
week against John Paul II was
rescheduled for Jan. 11 and will
become Senior Night for WHS.
The Franklin County game
scheduled for that night had
been cancelled.


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Pictured from left, Sarah Brown as The Snow Queen, Lauren Jones as a Flower, Kate Bollone
�s Colleen, Emily Brown as a Mirror and Brittany Fauble as the Robber Girl.

Step dancers to present 'Snow Queen'

SKillearn Performing Arts fell inxtp his eye. lone, Emily Brown, and Brittany
nd the Tallahassee Irish Step Colleen's journey includes Fauble.
dancers present a performance a visit to the Spring Queen The show will be performed
f "The Snow Queen." and her garden of flowers; a at the Chiles High School Per-,
' The COAST Charter School visit to the court of the Summer forming Arts Center on Satur-
n St. Marks has approximately Queen and the King, and their day, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and on
00 students taking Irish Step court; captured by the Robber Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the
pance and one of the .instruc- Girl and the Fall Queen and a Liberty County Civic Center.
tors is involved with Killearn band of robbers; befriended by Tickets for the Chiles High
performing Arts. a Reindeer who takes her to School performance are $10 and
? The winter fairy tale by Hans rescue Patrick and the Frozen can be purchased at the door or
$Christian Anderson is the story Boys at the palace of the Snow in advance by calling 894-9364.
pf friendship and the triumph Queen. For the Liberty County Civic
pf good over evil and is set to Colleen's purity conquers the Center show, tickets are $5 and
Irish Music and Dance. evil Snow Queen and thaws the contact is Babs Moran at
* .--Colleen journeys to the pal- the hearts of Patrick and the 643-5491. The COAST Charter
ace of the Snow Queen to boys who return to their happy School in St. Marks has ap-
fescue Patrick who came under village, proximately 40 students taking
-apr influence when a shard of The show includes Sarah Irish Step Dance and one of the
powerful mirror was broken and Brown, Lauren Jones, Kate Bol- instructors is involved with Kil-

New 4-H club

Wakulla 4-H has a new club this year, the PonyPals who are horse enthusiasts between the ages of
5 and 8. The PonyPals recently completed a community service project collecting items for Bonnie
Brinson's animal rescue. Pictured representing the PonyPals are Levi Fincher, Trenady Queen and
Rianna Bilodeau as they present their donations.


Once every two hours a Flor-
ida resident is diagnosed with
a new case of melanoma skin
cancer, according to the American
Cancer Society.
A local dermatologist is work-
ing to decrease this alarming sta-
tistic, and increase the likelihood
that local residents diagnosed
with this deadliest type of skin
cancer will survive.
"Staying out of the sun or
protecting your skin from harm-
ful ultraviolet rays is the best
defense against skin cancer, but
it's equally important to have
your skin examined at least once
a year by a board-certified derma-
tologist, especially if you have any
moles that are irregular in shape
or have recently appeared or
changed in size, shape or color,"
said Dr. Armand Cognetta, medi-
cal co-director of the nationwide
trial of Dermatology Associates
of Tallahassee. "Early detection
of suspicious moles is the key to
preventing melanoma."
When melanoma is caught
in its early stages, it's almost
always curable. Risk factors for
melanoma include:
* Sunlight, or too much expo-
sure to ultraviolet radiation.
* Presence of many moles
and/or large moles (>6mm).
* Fair skin, freckling, light
eyes, or natural red or blond
* Family history of mela-
* Past personal history of
Traditionally, dermatologists
have relied on their own eyes and
judgment in deciding whether
to remove a suspicious mole.
Dermatology Associates of Tal-
lahassee is participating in a
nationwide patient trial to test an
investigational medical technol-
ogy called MelaFind�, designed
to assist physicians in the early
diagnosis of melanoma.
MelaFind is a non-invasive
hand-held imaging device that
emits light of multiple wave-
lengths to capture images of sus-
picious pigmented skin lesions
(moles). MelaFind then analyzes
the images in order to provide
information to the physician
and produce a recommendation
of whether the lesion should be

MaKenna A. N, Trumbull
MaKenna Trumbull
celebrates first
Happy first birthday to MaKen-
na Aubrey-Nicole Trumbull on
Dec. 8. She is the daughter of
John Trumbull, Jr. and Adrienne
Raulerson of Panacea.
Maternal grandparents are
Benjamin and Heidi Raulerson
of Jacksonville. Paternal grand-
parents are John and Frances
Trumbull of Panacea.
Maternal great-grandparent
is Kay Wynn of Jacksonville.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Beverly Trumbull of Panama
City and Clerk Nichols of Sop-

Senior Citizens
The Wakulla County Senior
Citizen's Center will host a
Christmas Party for senior citi-
zens on Friday, Dec. 21 at 12:30
p.m. There will be a gift ex-
change. A man may bring a gift
for a male and a woman may
bring a gift for a female. Line
dancers will perform to Christ-
mas music. Please join the center
for some holiday fun.
The senior center will host
Yoga classes starting in January
2008. The first class will start
on Monday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
The classes will' continue every
Monday at 10:30 a.m. If you
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Revell of Sopchoppy.
Maternal grandparents are
Gail DeLozier of Sopchoppy and
Mark McClain of Sopchoppy.
Paternal grandparents Vickie
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Maternal great-grandparents
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 9A


William "Billy" Tharpe

Wakulla Christian School Board Chairman Ralph Thomas, Principal Jim Pound, Wakulla Veteran Service Officer Alfred Nelson
and Wakulla County Commissioner George Green.

WCS donates to Wakulla veterans

Wakulla Christian School donated 25
percent of the net revenue from the Vet-
erans' Day Celebration to the Wakulla
County Veteran Service Office.
"Nothing is more stirring to the patri-
otic soul than seeing each branch of our
military in full dress uniform proudly dis-
playing our country's flag as they parade
through town," said Principal Jim Pound.
On Nov. 10, the first annual Veterans'
Day Parade and Celebration was held at

Deborah Morgan

The Panhandle Area Edu-
cation Consortium. (PAEC) is
pleased to announce that three
teachers from its member school
districts have been selected to
receive the ScienceMaster Grant
Selected from the PAEC dis-
tricts was Deborah Morgan for
Wakulla County from Crawford-
ville Elementary School.
The ScienceMaster Grant was
written by the Manatee School
District with a focus on improv-
ing classroom instructional
strategies for science teachers.
One component of the grant
was to provide the opportunity
for 60 teachers in Florida to
receive a Master's degree in
Space and Science Education.
Advanced degrees demand an
intense and rigorous commit-
ment and are a key element to
advancing a teaching career.
The most expert science
teachers emerging from Science-
Master who earn a Master's de-
gree, will commit (as a condition
of receiving financial assistance)
to serve as school coaches. for
three years in their district.
Through the Florida Learning
Alliance (FLA), which is com-
prised of the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium (PAEC),
North Florida East Florida Edu-
cational Consortium (NEFEC),
Heartland Educational Consor-
tium (HEC) and the Florida Vir-
tual School (FLVS), that provides
professional development op-
portunities for small and rural
school districts, 10 of the 60
slots were designated for rural
districts in the three consortia
in Florida.
Based on full-time student
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Hudson Park in Crawfordville. The events
of the day included a parade with more
than 50 units, a special service to honor
the troops and local veterans and a patri-
otic concert featuring local talent.
Awards were presented to local veterans
who represented each of the wars since
World War II. Games, activities and foods
were also available in the park.
After expenditures, Wakulla Christian
School gave $1,340, which was 25 percent

of the profits from the event, to Veteran
Service Officer Alfred Nelson.
"Wakulla Christian School wishes to ex-
press our deepest appreciation to all those
who supported this important community
event by participation or donations," said
Pound. "We look forward to a bigger and
better Veterans' Day Celebration next
year." -

Student artwork on

display at several

Wakulla locations

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Deborah Morgan
numbers of the FLA districts,
PAEC was eligible for three
scholarships. Interested teach-
ers applied to receive on-line
courses that will help them
achieve a Master's degree in
Space and Science Education
from their choice of Nova South-
eastern University or Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University.
The teachers will have the
opportunity to obtain a Master's
degree in Space and Science
Education with the expense
of coursework waived (tuition,
fees, and books) due to funding
provided by the grant. All of the
teachers are to be commended
for submitting applications and
expressing a desire to improve
their expertise in the classroom
as they deliver instruction in
science education, PAEC officials
"We are proud of Ms. Morgan
for earning this honor," said
Superintendent David Miller.
"What a great role model for
our students to see her work-
ing toward an advanced degree
in space and science education
which can benefit them so
much in the classroom."

Wakulla Countystudent art-
work will be on display in the
community until May 2008. The
work can be observed at several
At Wakulla County Library:
Shana Furnish (WMS), Adam
Hindle (WHS), Aubrey Pittman
(MES), Marissa Rossetti (CES),
Chad Peltier (RMS), and Brian
Knight (COAST).
At School Board Office: Madi-
son Harris (WMS), Levi Spears
(CES), Christine Mathers (WMS),
Rebecca Williams; In March-Cor-
ban Scott (RMS), Sylvia Terrones
(RMS), Jared Butler (COAST),
Garrett Brown (MES), and Ethan
At Wakulla Bank/St. Marks
Branch: Michelle Churchard
(WHS), Emanuel Scott (WHS),
and Jessica Huddleston (CES).
At Wakulla County Senior
Center: Maria Crawford (WMS),
Ariel Nix (MES), Breyonia Hough
(RMS), Carl Adkison (RMS), and
Noah Richards (COAST).
At Wakulla Bank/Crawford-
ville Branch: Haleigh Newell
(RMS), Mikala Weeks (COAST),
Karlee Strickland (MES), Nadine
Tang (WHS), Alyssa Langston
(MES), Samantha Riley (CES),
Makayla Johnson (CES), Haley
Johnson (CES), and Summer
Shiver (RMS).
At Wakulla County Court-
house: Brandon Tucker (MES),
Daniel Allen (WMS), Emily
Westmark (WMS), Danielle Gray
(WMS), David Register (WMS),
Courtney Leynes (WMS), Jacob

Martinez (WMS), Victoria Hamel
(WHS), Brittany Leigh (WHS),
James Freeman (MES), Amber
Outz (MES), Richard Gormley
(MES), Kloey Hatfield (MES), De-
metrius Lindsey (RMS), Raychel
Gray (RMS), Katie Moore (RMS),
Zach Nordloff (RMS), Lauryl
Parker (RMS), Jessica Heerling
(RMS), Yulia Moody (CES), Faith
Joiner (CES), Danyel Sikes (CES),
Rayann Midkiff (CES), Katelyn
Hartung (CES), Matt Bowyer
(CES), Katharina Dean (CES),
Nick Register (CES), and Connor
Roth (CES).
At Wakulla Animal Hospital:
Dori Stringer (SES), Mckenna
Callaghan (SES), Destani Pil-
gram (SES), and Troy Farnsworth
County Art Teachers: Diane
Perez (MES), Jennifer Brooks
(CES), Stephanie Hatch (SES),
Carol Belancsik (WMS), Mina
Sutton (RMS), Kelley Tidwell
(COAST), and Cassie Tucker

Number of new arrivals
AT the shelter:...................... 421
Number of animals
RECLAIMED by owners:........ 46
Number of animals
ADOPTED out to new homes: 59
Number of animals that
had to be KILLED:................264

Wakulla County
Tree Locations
Ameris Bank
Crawforduille (
Capital City Bank
Gulf State Community Bank
Wakulla Bank

your hometown hospice, licensed since 1983
Make a contribution to place an Angel, Bell or Bow
on the Tree of Remembrance in honor or memory
of your loved ones at one of the locations listed.
For more information, call
Tammie Barfield (850) 933-1878.
2889 Crawfordville Highway, Suite C,
Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-9308

Benefit for Billy Tharpe

On October 31, 19-year-old. Billy Tharpe, was involved in a hor-
rific car accident on the way home that Halloween night. He was
life-flighted to the hospital where he spent hours in critical surgery
that would determine whether he would live.
He was told that he had been paralyzed from the chest down.
His spinal cord injury has irreversably changed his way of lif e
however, Billy has remained strong and hopeful throughout these
last couple months.
Unfortunatley, Billy's insurance will not cover most of his needs
such as, a wheelchair, miscellaneous medical equipment, anid
many other needs. An account has been opened at Wakulla BanI
for Billy's donations and several donation drop cans have been
dispersed around the area. Support from his family, friends and
neighbors will help him purchase his first set of wheels! Donations
and Prayers are greatly appreciated.

Tests Showed Coliform Bacteria
in our system's drinking water
Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard.
Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers,
you have a right to know what happened and what we did to
correct this situation.
We Routinely monitor for drinking water contaminants. We took
eight samples to test for the presence of coliform bacteria on
December 3,2007. One of our samples showed the presence of
total coliform bacteria. Three repeat samples are required to follow'
any positive result. On December 4, 2007 two out of the three
repeat samples indicated the presence of coliform bacteria.
The standard is that no more than 1 sample per period (or 5% of
samples for a system taking more than 40 samples per period)
may do so.
What should I do?
* You do not need to boil your water.or take other corrective
actions. However, if yotUjhave specific health concerns, consult
your doctor.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants,
and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should
seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.:.
General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by
microbes are available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at-
What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been
notified immediately. Coliform bacteria are generally not harmful
themselves. Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present
in the environment and are used as an indicator that other,
potentially-harmful, bacteria maybe present. Coliforms were found
in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential
Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the
system's-treatment or distribution system (pipes). Whenever we
detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to:
see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or-
E. coli, are present.
What happened? What was done?
Samples problems occurred due to sampler error and inclement
weather. Subsequent testing was done. and no bacteria was
For more information, please contact City of Sopchoppy at 850-
Please share this information with all the other people who drink
this water, especially those who may not have received this notice
directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes,
schools, and businesses).
You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or
distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by City of Sopchoppy.
Portable Water System ID: 1650612
Date distributed: December 18, 2007.


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Our Virginia Opossum is
unique. These seemingly dim-
witted critters (who range the
entire U.S. except for the plains
states) are not only marsupials
(that is they have a pouch like
Australian Kangaroos), but they
also have a prehensile tall After
the young have developed to
the point they no longer can all
fit into their mother's pouch,
they'll ride on her furry back
by wrapping their tails around
hers, which she in turn, carries
over her back. She'll also carry
leaves to her den with her tail,
as well as using it while climb-
ing trees.
While I'm on prehensile tails,
no old world monkeys have pre-
hensile tails, but our New World
monkeys do. Just thought I'd
throw that in.
Opossums are omnivorous
. like us and will eat plant or
animal and will scavage like us.
How many live animals have
you eaten lately? They prefer
forests and are mainly nocturnal.
In the fall they'll climb Persim-

Fishing continues to be pretty
good but the cold front that
.moved in is going to drop the
water temperature on the flats
a good bit and probably run all
of the trout that were on the
flats into the creeks and rivers.
This wasn't the best weekend
for fishing weather, but some
.people did get out on Saturday
before the winds started blow-
ing pretty hard.
Gary Griffin, a good friend
of mine that I used to do a lot
of fishing with in.the 1980s and
early 1990s, has just retired from
IRS and is going to get back into
fishing. He's in the process of
buying a kayak to start with and
last weekend he put in at the
Wakulla Beach area and fished
the creeks to the east. He said
he caught several reds and about
.20 trout as well as a sheepshead.
He fished the new penny colored
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mon trees, grape vines, etc., and
using their naked prehensile
tail, hang on to branches while
munching down goodies with
their five fingered little hands.
Meanwhile, their hind feet are
bracing/gripping limbs as well,
for they have an opposing big
toe, which they use like we do
our thumbs. So their feet and
and tail are hanging on, which
leaves their hands free.
When walking over a loose
sandy lane, the tracks they leave
are as unique as themselves.
The opposing big toe really
stands outl It appears to almost
project backward from the foot
and has no claw. The tail, while

on a "leisurely stroll," will leave
a bounced track, but while in a
hurry they'll actually carry their
tail up fairly high, using it to
partially balance. As they walk
along, the foot imprint will be
directly behind the front foot
track, they "understep." They
do not "direct register" as deer
(placing the hind foot directly
in the imprint of the front foot)
do. They avoid walking on very
cold nights as their toes get
frost bite.
They have rarely been ob-
served "scent-marking" trees
with their check glands, and
even rarer is finding their scat.
On occasion they'll be found

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Marine said Dan Bickerstaff and
Capt. Luke Frazier fished out of
Panacea and caught trout, reds
and flounder. Jason Callahan
has been fishing the mouth of
the Ochlockonee and catching
I hear they are still catching
plenty of white trout at the
mouth of the Ochlockonee and
plenty of trout, flounder and
reds up the river as far as the
state park. The docks along the
river from the mouth to the
Sopchoppy are also holding
plenty of reds, especially the
docks that have plenty of water

under them.
Jerry's Bait and Tackle held a
redfish tournament on Saturday,
and despite the lousy weather,
had six boats compete. Eric Kyser
and his partner finished first
with two 26 V2 inch reds that
weighed 13 pounds, 8 ounces.
Bob Hoelzle and his son, Zach
finished second with two reds
weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
Other reports included Randy
Trousdell and Otto Hough fish-
ing the St. Marks. They caught
two keeper reds and David Wil-
liams and Tom Waitt fished in
the river and caught two limits

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Panthers, humans interact

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) recently re-
leased the 2007 Interagency
Florida Panther Response Team
Report that summarizes hu-
man-panther interactions in-
vestigated by the Interagency
Florida Panther Response Team
between December 2003 and
June 2007.
The team includes biologists,
law enforcement officers and
other agency representatives
from the USFWS, National Park
Service and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC). As more humans
into panther habitat, the.
potential for human-panther
interactions increases. There-
fore, the team developed a plan
to promote public safety and

panther conservation.
Reported interactions in-
cluded panther sightings and
encounters, including one in-
volving a panther that was re-
moved from the wild because it
was deemed a potential threat,
and multiple domestic animal
Additionally, the report sum-
marizes outreach and educa-
tional efforts completed by
the team, as well the work of
partnering organizations and
local government agencies,
which provide the public with
the information
and tools needed to live and
recreate in panther habitat. To
view the report, visit http://
www.fws.gov/verobeach or

Green Living Expo Seeks Participation

The Sustainable Big Bend
SGreen Living and Energy Expo
Seventh committee is currently
>'looking to enlist sponsors, ven-
dors, and/or volunteers for the
March 22, 2008 Expo. The '08
Expo promises to be bigger and
-better than
last year's event which at-
tracted more than 600 attendees
at Riversprings Middle School,
said organizers.
The Energy Expo continues to
provide educational

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tions on how to live greener
through building greener, gar-
dening and landscaping greener,
and saving energy in your house-
holds and businesses.
If you would like to get in-
volved, please contact a commit-
tee member as soon as possible.
For volunteers, please call Elinor
Elfner at 850/524-1026, for ven-
dors or sponsors, please call Pam
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swimming, and are fairly good
at it! Eloise (my former wife)
and I, for years had a couple of
cats that we fed in the evening
after we got home from work.
Often our neighborhood pos-
sums would join our "kitties" in
their feast. Though basically a
solitary animal, we'd often have
a pair show up. They got used
to us slowly opening the door,
and eventually standing just a
few feet from them in plain sight
as they ate. They'd occasionally
glance up at us with their dark
nocturnal eyes to make sure
we hadn't reached their "flight
One time, Buddy, my dog, shot
through our legs and chased the
bigger male off the porch, only
to have the male go into his
"catatonic" state. He "appeared"
to play possuml But what really
happens is they have a schizo-
phrenic reaction in which the
possum is unable to move. I was
able (with s stick) to examine his
teeth and even picked it up by
his taill I put him back down and

of trout. Andy Japp fished in 20
feet of water off St. Marks and
caught four grouper trolling a
Stretch 25.
On Wednesday, I went out
with Tom Riddle, Dr. Greg An-
derson and some of their friends
and we came back with 12 grou-
per. We fished quite a few spots
but the bite just wasn't on, at
least for us. We did have one fish
that weighed about 16 pounds.
Remember to leave that float
plan with someone and be care-
ful out there. We are heading to
Atlanta for Christmas so I won't
be doing an article next week.
Remember to leave that float
plan with someone and be care-
ful out there.
I hope everyone out there
has a safe Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year. My New Year's
wish to everyone is that their
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Our dog immediately, when
the possum dropped over, lost
interest in this "forest fink." it
The males do get the largest
and have been observed fight-
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they are not a protected animal.
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There has been very little
Coast Guard Auxiliary activ-
ity this past week. But there
have been
other things
to keep us 0'
busy. It is
the season
to celebrate
with fun,
food, and
The party Friday evening,
sponsored by the Paradise
Village of Shell Point Homes
Association, included sbme-
thing else wonderful, concern
for others.
The Association had "ad-
opted" a family - a mother and
two small children.
Those attending the party
were to bring suitable gifts.
The party was a success, and
the gifts, which included gift
certificates to local stores, will
insure that the family will have
a wonderful Christmas. The
way our community responds
to those in need is so heart-
Several weeks ago, I told
the readers that I shared some
time with Henry and Judy De-
pew, some long time friends.
They are old-timers, too, hav-
ing been members of the
Apalachee Bay Yacht Club for
years and years, from the very
beginning. In fact, they were
Charter members.
I remembered that Henry of-
ten 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
I planned to include it in
next week's column, but things
don't happen as planned.
However, today is the day for
Henry's article.
He wrote:
A problem with our house's
wiring brought to mind the
wiring on a boat. The Ameri-
can Boat & Yacht Council has
a whole section in their publi-
cation Standards and Recom-
mended Practices for Small
Craft on the wiring code. Most
of us use red for positive and
black for negative, and we use
the proper wire size for the
distance run and amp load of
the device at the end of the
wire. But, did you know that
there is a recommended wiring
code for your boat?
Green, or green with yel-
low stripes) DC grounding
Black or yellow DC negative
Red DC positive conduc-
The list goes on to include
"yellow with red stripe," "dark
gray," "orange," "purple," etc.
Most boat manufacturers in-
clude the wiring code for
their boat someplace in the
owner's manual. If not, you
might want to either find a
copy of the ABYC wiring code
or go to one of the web sites
on the subject such as:www.,
1.htm or www.encphotoalbum.


Gulf Coast Weekly Almanac
ide charts by December 20 - December 26

Zihua Software, LLC

St. Marks River Entrance
Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.6 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.5 ft. 3.4 ft.
Dec 20, 07 4:55 AM 11:44 AM 4:34 PM 10:22 PM
Fri -1.0 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.6 ft. 3.5 ft.
Dec 21, 07 5:54 AM 12:44 PM 5:31 PM 11:15 PM
Sat -1.3 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.6 ft.
Dec 22, 07 6:48 AM 1:37 PM 6:23 PM
Sun 3.7 ft. -1.4 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 23, 07 12:06 AM 7:40 AM 2:24 PM 7:10 PM
Mon 3.8 ft. -1.4 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 24, 07 12:56 AM 8:28 AM 3:07 PM 7:56 PM
Tue 3.8 ft. -1.2 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.2 ft.
Dec 25, 07 1:44 AM 9:13 AM 3:46 PM 8:40 PM
Wed 3.6 ft. -0.9 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 26, 07 2:31 AM 9:54 AM 4:23 PM 9:26 PM

Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay
Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.4 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.5 ft.
Dec 20, 07 5:06 AM 11:36 AM 4:45 PM 10:14 PM
Fri -0.7 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.7 ft.
Dec 21, 07 6:05 AM 12:36 PM 5:42 PM 11:07 PM
Sat -0.9 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 22, 07 6:59 AM 1:29 PM 6:34 PM 11:58 PM
Sun -1.0 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 23, 07 7:51 AM 2:16 PM 7:21 PM
Mon 2.8 ft. -1.0 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 24, 07 12:48 AM 8:39 AM 2:59 PM 8:07 PM
Tue 2.8 ft. -0.9 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.9 ft.
Dec 25, 07 1:36 AM 9:24 AM 3:38 PM 8:51 PM
Wed 2.7 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.1 ft. 0.8 ft.
Dec 26, 07 2:23 AM 10:05 AM 4:15 PM 9:37 PM


You can also contact the
boat manufacturer about a
copy of the wiring code for
your boat. It might be nice to
know that the "green/stripe"
wire running aft from the con-
sole is supposed to be the tilt
down/in wire while the "blue/
stripe" next to it is supposed to
be the tilt up/out wire.
Oh yes, if you want to avoid
some problems, do not hook
the negative side of an instru-
ment/device to the "ground-
ing conductors" in your boat.
The idea of the "grounding
connector" is to reduce stray
current corrosion and mak-
ing it part of the boat's active
electrical system is not a good
idea. Confused? Find a good
book on boat wiring systems
and start reading."

Thanks, Henry for sharing
knowledge with my readers
and me, too.
Here is Carolyn Brown Tre-
adon's report on Flotilla 12:
"This week Flotilla 12 par-
ticipated in the annual St.
Mark's Christmas Boat Parade
on Saturday Dec. 15. Thank-
fully the weather cooperated
and the crew of Tim Ashley,
Rich Rasmussen and Bob
Aszaltos had a good evening.
The parade began after the
fog lifted, but before the rain
started which is a good thing
since most of us were under a
severe weather warning!
Sunday was the annual
holiday party for our mem-
bership. The potluck event
always promises a good feast-
for all. Just like Saturday's
weather, the weather made
for an interesting beginning
for our party, Our hosts this
year, Steve and Deborah Hults,
along with their son Jordan,
lost power about an hour
before our scheduled party.
The high wind brought down
a tree and power lines down
the road.
In true Coast Guard fashion,
Deborah pulled out the can-
dles and we had light at least!
Several members were stuck in
traffic behind the tree remover,
and called to keep us posted
on the progress. Just as the


City of St. Marks

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.5 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.1 ft.
Dec 20, 07 5:59 AM 12:20 PM 5:38 PM 10:58 PM
Fri -0.9 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.4 ft. 3.3 ft.
Dec 21, 07 6:58 AM 1:20 PM 6:35 PM 11:51 PM
Sat -1.2 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 22, 07 7:52 AM 2:13 PM 7:27 PM
Sun 3.4 ft. -1.3 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 23, 07 12:42 AM 8:44 AM 3:00 PM 8:14 PM
Mon 3.5 ft. -1.3 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.3 ft.
Dec 24, 07 1:32 AM 9:32 AM 3:43 PM 9:00 PM
Tue 3.5 ft. -1.1 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 25, 07 2:20 AM 10:17 AM 4:22 PM 9:44 PM
Wed 3.4 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 26, 07 3:07 AM 10:58 AM 4:59 PM 10:30 PM

St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.
Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.6 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.6 ft.
Dec 20, 07 4:34 AM 11:28 AM 4:13 PM 10:06 PM
Fri -1.0 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 21, 07 5:33 AM 12:28 PM 5:10 PM 10:59 PM
Sat -1.3 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.9 ft.
Dec 22, 07 6:27 AM 1:21 PM 6:02 PM 11:50 PM
Sun -1.4 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 23, 07 7:19 AM 2:08 PM 6:49 PM
Mon 2.9 ft. -1.4 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 24, 07 12:40 AM 8:07 AM 2:51 PM 7:35 PM_
Tue 2.9 ft. -1.2 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.2 ft.
Dec 25, 07 1:28 AM 8:52 AM 3:30 PM 8:19 PM_
Wed 2.8 ft. -0.9 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 26, 07 2:15 AM 9:33 AM 4:07 PM 9:05 PM

Moon rise
Moon set

Tim Ashley and Larry Kolk

- V.

For tides at the following points
add to Dog Island Listings: Carrabelle

Cat Point 1 H
-. l '.' Lower Anchorage 1 H
West Pass 1 H

Shell Point, Spring Creek

High Tide
28 Min.
1 Hr., 53 Min.

r., 13 Min.
r., 36 Min.
r., 26 Min.

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.6 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.6 ft. 3.4 ft.
Dec 20, 07 4:52 AM 11:41 AM 4:31 PM 10:19 PM
Fri -1.1 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.6 ft.
Dec 21, 07 5:51 AM 12:41 PM 5:28 PM 11:11 PM
Sat -1.4 ft. 3.2 ft. 1.7 ft.
Dec 22, 07 6:45 AM 1:34 PM 6:20 PM
Sun 3.8 ft. -1.5 ft. 3.2 ft. 1.6 ft.
Dec 23, 07 12:03 AM 7:37 AM 2:21 PM 7:07 PM
Mon 3.8 ft. -1.5 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 24, 07 12:53 AM 8:25 AM 3:04 PM 7:53 PM
Tue 3.8 ft. -1.3 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.3 ft.
Dec 25, 07 1:41 AM 9:10 AM 3:43 PM 8:37 PM
Wed 3.7 ft. -1.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.2 ft.
Dec 26, 07 2:28 AM 9:51 AM 4:20 PM 9:23 PM.

Dog Island West End.
Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.5 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.6 ft.
Dec 20, 07 4:32 AM 1:22 PM 3:01 PM 9:14 PM
Fri -0.8 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.7 ft. 2.7 ft.
Dec 21, 07 5:29 AM 2:43 PM 4:10 PM 9:55 PM
Sat -1.0 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.7 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 22, 07 6:22 AM 3:36 PM 5:14 PM 10:45 PM
Sun -1.1 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.7 ft. 2.8 ft.
Dec 23, 07 7:14 AM 4:16 PM 6:08 PM 11:41 PM
Mon -1.1 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft.
Dec 24, 07 8:03 AM 4:49 PM 6:57 PM
Tue 2.8 ft. -1.0 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 25, 07 12:38 AM 8:49 AM 5:15 PM 7:47 PM
Wed 2.7 ft. -0.8 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.3 ft.
Dec 26, 07 1:36 AM 9:30 AM 5:36 PM 8:40 PM

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

Jan. 15

Dec. 23

Last '
Dec. 30 '

.Jan. 8

Thursday Friday -Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
7:28 am 7:28 am 7:29 am 7:29 am 7:30 am 7:30 am 7:31 am.
5:41 pm 5:41 pm 5:42 pm 5:42 pm 5:43 pm 5:43 pm 5:44 pm,
2:30pm 3:17pm 4:14pm 5:19pm 6:29pm 7:39pm. p8:46pm'.
3:37am 4:49am 6:03 am 7:13 am 8:16am 9:09 9:09am 9:52am
71% 1 79% 1 86% 1 94% 1 98% 91% 83% .-

Bob Surdakowski being pinned by Tim Ashley

festivities got into full swing,
power was restored and the
feast began. Thank goodness
for electric carving knives
Following our dinner, a
few awards were passed out.
Larry Kolk received a sustained
service award and Bob Surda-
kowski received his certificate
of completion for the Auxiliary
Procedures Course.
As the final award of the
night, Tim Ashley presented a
shadow box to Gwen Gilbert
that contained the dress blue
jacket of her husband, and
one of our founding members,
Don Gilbert. Gwen's daughter

Laurie was also present. Each
year we take a moment to
remember our two founding
members Don Gilbert and
John Champion.
Following was our tradi-
tional White Elephant or Dirty
Santa gift exchange. This is
always exciting to see what
the coveted gift of the year
will be. The evening saw many
plotting couples to ensure the
gifts were in the right hands
at the end of the evening This
year, the most coveted gifts
were a lighthouse calendar,
coffee mugs and thermos, a
glass vase and of course, boat


rnm asmley wi
spotlights. Until next year."

The local Coast Guard Aux-
iliary units, Flotilla 12 at St
Marks and Flotilla 13 at Shell
Point, would like to wish all of

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Page 12A - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sheriff's Report

Fjefighters attack flames from the roof of the home

Family escapes injury in Sam Smith fire

A Wakulla County family
escaped injury from a late night
house fire on Tuesday, Dec. 4,
according to Wakulla County
Sheriff David Harvey.
Christopher Kalisczak, 29,
Tanya Kalisczak, 36, Justin Mes-
-tick, 13,.Kristen Messick, 11,
!and Elizabeth Kalisczak, 2, were
.asleep at the time the fire broke
-ou.t and were awakened by the
,\spell of smoke at 18 Sam Smith
Road in Crawfordville.
� -...Firefighters from the Wakulla
.S.tation Volunteer Fire Depart-
'ngent were called to the scene
at approximately midnight along
riith the St. Marks VFD, Craw-
pordville VFD, Riversink and the
AVakulla County Fire Depart-

"The fire appears to have
started in the chimney area
of the home," said Firefighter
Anthony D. Stephens. "There
was extensive fire and smoke
damage to the home."
"Engines and tankers were
brought in from the (VFD and
paid) stations to assist in con-
trolling the fire. It took approxi-
mately 15 minutes to bring the
fire under control with both
interior and exterior attacks."
Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice Deputy Sean Wheeler was
on scene and assisted with traf-
fic control and safety issues.
Deputy Wheeler reported that
the family had built a fire in the
fireplace, only to find flames on
the walls of the home as. they

woke up. Christopher Kalisczak
attempted to put out the fire
with a garden hose prior to the
arrive of the firefighters.
The family had just moved
into the home on Dec. 1. This
was the second fire they started
in the fireplace.
The American Red Cross was
called to the scene and provided
$785 in financial assistance to
help the victims purchase food
and clothing. Major damage
to the home was reported and
the contents of the home were
Damage was estimated at
$30,000. Officials noted that a
crack in the chimney may have
caused the fire to spread to the

Firearms, personal safety course for women set
.. ,

Due to recent events, sev-
ieral, women have contacted the
iwakulla County Sheriff's Office
'4WCSO) regarding concerns for
1h>eir personal safety. Many of
stie women own firearms or
�Pther personal safety equipment
such as pepper spray and have
expressed an interest in carry-
i.g them.
"There is a tremendous re-
sponsibility associated with
carrying any type of weapon
from both a legal and safety
standpoint," said Sheriff David
Harvey. "This course is intended
to assist you in understanding
At �se responsibilities." .
' -; -" * r, : ;.

The course will be held Sat-
urday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. at the
sheriff's office and continues at
1 p.m. at the Otter Creek Firing
The course will be taught by
WCSO firearms instructors and
will cover safe gun handling and
carrying a firearm, proper ammu-
nition and loading, and shooting
a firearm. A discussion will be
held on non-lethal pepper spray
and stun guns to help partici-
pants choose a type of protection
that is best for them.
Ladies are invited to bring
their guns and ammunition.
Practice will be allowed on the
** 'IqV

Fire Rescue Report

'This past week, your volun-
''er fire rescue departments
'responded to: two fire alarms,
't-bir miscellaneous fires, seven
vehicle accidents, one power
"The down, three road obstruc-
thins, one haz-mat incident and
162medical first responder emer-
gency incidents.

Extension Cords Can Cause
The U.S. Consumer Products
Safety Commission estimates
;tfiat about 4,700 residential fires
originate in extension cords each
year, killing 50 people and injur-
ing 280 others.
"','-Overheating of extension
.obrds can occur at the plug,
tfhe socket or over the entire
'-lehgth of the cord. Hot plugs
and sockets are often caused
-by deteriorated connections to
"the cord wires. Overheating of
'the entire cord is usually caused
�by overloading (connecting too
�riany appliances that need too
many watts for the wire size of
'tte cord). Many older extension
iaords with small (No. 18 gauge)
*'ire can overheat at 15 or 20
!amps are currently in use.
:;. Consumers should feel the
'Iejperature of cords when they
.c�e in use. If they are hot to the
$,o.uch, disconnect the appliances.
t�g,there is any sign of overheat-
jng, replace the extension cords

926-3425 * 926-3655

E l.......

with new ones having No. 16 or
heavier gauge wire (the lower
the gauge number, the heavier
the wire and the more electri-
cal current the cord can safely
The difference between cord
sizes is not obvious, but the new
No. 16 cords usually have 16 1 2
or 16/3 stamped on the cord and
will have the wire size printed
on the package. Check new cords
to make sure they are listed by
a recognized national testing
Overheating of extension
cords is a more serious problem
during periods of cold weather
when electric heaters are being
used. However, the problem
is not limited to cold weather
and can occur at anytime. If ex-
tension cords are used in your
home, please be sure they are
not overloaded and therefore
subject to causing a fire.

Each of Wakulla County's
10 volunteer fire departments
needs additional volunteer fire-
fighters and auxiliary (non-fire-
fighter) members. If you live in

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firing range with supervision
and coaching by a certified fire-
arms instructor.
Do not bring your firearm to
the sheriff's office, classroom.
Anyone with questions about a
particular firearm will be escort-
ed to their vehicle by the instruc-
tor. If you do not own a firearm,
but plan to purchase one, several
types will be available to assist
you in determining which one is
right for you. A fee of $10 will be
charged to help defray the cost
of the course.
To register for the class, con-
tact Sgt. Fred Nichols at 251-

Crawfordville, Wakulla Station,
St. Marks, the Shell Point area,
Medart, Panacea, Ochlockonee
Bay, Sopchoppy, Smith Creek,
Riversink or anywhere through-
out the county, you live in an
area served by a volunteer fire
department. Please consider
joining your local fire depart-
ment. Your community needs
youl If you would like more
information about the volunteer
fire service, you may contact your
local volunteer fire chief or call
Larry Lowhorn at 544-2205.

Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice officials arrested a 9-year-old
Medart Elementary School third
grader and charged him with bat-
tery after he allegedly created a
disturbance at the school, pushed
a teacher and struck the principal
on Monday, Dec. 17, according to
Sheriff David Harvey.
The student allegedly pushed
his teacher on the playground
and remained unruly in Princi-
pal Bobby Pearce's office. School
employee John Thomas assisted
the principal in attempting to
calm down the student. Deputy
Evelyn Brown asked the student
to calm down to avoid being
handcuffed and he complied with
her request. Principal Pearce said
the student kicked and hit him'
in the face prior to the arrival
of law enforcement. The student
allegedly threw a chair once in
Pearce's office.
Deputy Brown placed hand-
cuffs on the student for every-
one's safety when he allegedly be-
came unruly during the interview
process. The teacher explained
that the dispute with the stu-
dent began in the cafeteria. The
student was taken to the Wakulla
County Jail and turned over to the
custody his parents.
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice during the past week:
* On Dec. 12, Deputy Evelyn
Brown and Det. Brad Taylor in-
vestigated a structure fire at the
Newport Campground. Edwin C.
Brown of Crawfordville, the facil-
ity caretaker, reported the fire as
he was checking the cleanliness
of the restrooms. Damage was
done to a wall in the ladies room.
The fire was started intention-
ally. Wire and lighter wood were
discovered and the toilet was
burned. Damage was estimated
at $200. Crime Scene Investigator
Richele Brooks and the Florida
Fire Marshal's office also inves-
tigated. The Newport area has
been the scene of several arsons
in the past and the investigation
* On Dec. 12, Kristianna A.
Davis of Tallahassee reported a
fraudulent use of a credit card at
her place of employment in Craw-
fordville. She questioned two pur-
chases from her check card. The
purchases were for approximately
$100. The case was forwarded to
the Financial Crimes Division
for further investigation. Deputy
Ward Kromer investigated;
* On :Dec. 12, .Correctional
Officer Lisa Gowdy and Deputy
Ward Kromer investigated the
introduction of contraband into
a correctional facility. Officer
Gowdy was conducting a search
of a jail inmate when she dis-
covered cigarette tobacco and a
cigarette lighter in the sock of
inmate Daisy Mae Jones, 46, of
Apalachicola. The contraband
was seized and the inmate was
charged in the case.
* On Dec. 13, Meredith R. Wol-
ski of Crawfordville reported a
burglary at her home. The victim
woke up to her animals barking
and discovered a man leaving
her home. Nothing was reported



missing in the home. Deputy
Sean Wheeler investigated.
* On Dec. 11, Pearl S. Bo-
hanan of Crawfordville reported
a vehicle burglary at her home.
The victim left her wallet in her
vehicle. An. ATM card, driver
license, Social Security card, a
trailer tag decal and checks were
reported missing. Deputy Mike
Crum investigated.
* On Dec. 12, Kerry A. Cotton
of Crawfordville reported a credit
card offense as someone used his
bank card. The fraudulent charge
was for $70. Deputy Ward Kromer
* On Dec. 12, Randall E.
Barnes, Assistant Principal at
Wakulla High School, reported a
student handing out prescription
medications at WHS. Deputy Billy
Jones recovered some of the sus-
pect pills in a classroom. Female
students denied taking the pills
from the male student, but their
parents were notified by school
administration. The pills given
out were prescribed muscle re-
laxer. A 16-year-old male juvenile
from Crawfordville was issued
a notice to appear in court for
distributing the pills on school
grounds. He was released to the
custody of his parents.
* On Dec. 15, Deputy Jeremy
Johnston spotted a mountain
bike parked in a wooded area
off of Mathers Farm Road. The
deputy returned to the same lo-
cation on Dec. 16 and discovered
that the bike, valued at $80, was
still at the same spot. The bike
was taken to the sheriff's office.
* On Dec. 16, Thomas C. Erbst
of Sopchoppy reported a criminal
mischief as someone damaged
the rear door of his residence.
Damage was estimated at $150.
Sgt. Jud McAlpin investigated.
* On Dec. 16, William S. War-
ren of Tallahassee reported a
vehicle burglary at the Wal-Mart
parking lot. The victim witnessed

a suspect entering his vehicle
from the other side of the park-
ing lot. A brief case, valued at
$50, was reported stolen. Damage
to the vehicle was estimated at
$500. Deputy Jeremy Johnston
* On Dec. 16, Loraine E. Cox of
Crawfordville reported a vehicle
burglary 'at Azalea Park in Craw-
fordville. A witness observed
someone break out a window of
the victim's vehicle. The victim
reported the loss of $30 worth
of personal items. Damage to
the vehicle was estimated at
$400. Deputy Pam Veltkamp
investigated. Sgt. Danny Harrell
recovered the victim's purse at
Wal-Mart. The purse was returned
to the victim.
* On Dec. 15, Michael E. Burns
of Crawfordville reported a bur-
glary at his residence. Two fire-
arms, some miscellaneous items
and electronic games, valued at
$1,270, were stolen. The firearms
were entered into the FCIC/NCIC
computer as stolen. A suspect has
been identified. Deputy Robert
Giddens investigated.
* On Dec. 16, Ella P. Dickey
of Midway reported a church
burglary at Ecclesia Outreach
Church in Crawfordville. A forced
entry was discovered. An exten-
sion cord was connected from the
church to a nearby trailer. Deputy
Mike Crum and Sgt. Jud McAlpin
* On Dec. 17, Gary H. Wood
of Crawfordville reported a bur-
glary at his home. A forced entry
was discovered and jewelry was
reported missing. Damage to the
home and the value of the stolen
property was estimated at $1,500.
A checkbook was.also stolen. A
suspect has been identified. Dep-
uty Lindsay Allen investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office received 744 calls for ser-
vice during the past week.
Note to our readers: The people
who are reported as charged with
crimes in this column have not
yet been to trial and are therefore
innocent until proven guilty.



The Wakulla County Board of County Commis-
sioners proposes to adopt the following by ordi-
nance and has scheduled Public Hearings regard-
ing the following before -the Wakulla County
Planning Commission on Monday, January
14, 2008, beginning at 7:00 PM and before the
Wakulla County Board of County Commission-
ers on Monday, January 21, 2008 and February
4, 2008 beginning at 6:00 PM, unless otherwise
noted below or as time permits. All public hear-
ings are held in the County Commission Cham-
bers located west of the County Courthouse at 29
Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Inter-
ested parties are invited to attend and present tes-

1. Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)
Applicant: Wakulla County
Proposal: 2007 Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR) to
the Comprehensive Plan
Hearings Required: Planning Commission 01/14/08
County Commission 01/21/2008
@ 6:00 PM
County Commission 02/04/2008
@ 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 Highway, 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 verbatim transcript
or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits pre-
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Board ap
Only a handful of citizens showed up for the
hearing on the zoning for the new elementary
school Monday, Dec. 17, and only one person
brought up a concern to the school board - the
owner of a local daycare center who asked about
students who attend her before- and after-school
program being able to get permission to attend
school out-of-zone.
The Wakulla County School Board approved
the new zone at its meeting on Monday, Dec.
17. School board members approved the zoning
for the school, known as Elementary School "A,"

proves nE
located off Bloxham Cutoff Road, by a vote of 4-0.
School board member Ray Gray was absent.
Linda Wicker, owner of Happy Time north of
Crawfordville, told school board members she
was concerned about students who use her ser-
vices, but who are out-of-zone for the new school.
She estimated that 51 students who attend her
daycare would be affected.
Assistant Superintendent Jimmie Dugger
noted that he and Wicker had discussed alterna-
tives, including that Happy Time operate a van or
bus service for students who attend Crawfordville
Elementary but who go to Happy Time for be-
fore- or after-school care. Some parents may want

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ew school zone

to apply for permission to have their children
attend school out-of-zone, Dugger said, but the
entire school is unlikely to have openings for 51
out-of-zone students.
Superintendent David Miller said the district
would not be able to have a school bus travel
out-of-zone from Crawfordville Elementary to
Happy Time.
The district administration will send out a
letter to all parents informing them of the new
zoning and giving them options to apply to be
grandfathered in at their current school, or to at-
tend a school out-of-zone. The out-of-zone applica-
tions will be handled on a first-come, first-served

basis - unless the demand is overwhelming, in
which case the district would go to a lottery.
Parents will have until March 28 to turn in
their requests.
In another matter, a retirement plaque was
presented to the family of the late Dave Price,.
Coach Dave Price died of ALS a few months
ago. A beloved tennis coach, he taught for 27
years. His children accepted the plaque from
Miller in an emotional ceremony.
Price was honored before his death by thdie
district with Wakulla High School's tennis courts
being named for him.

Attorney found

guilty of making

false report

A six-person jury returned
a guilty verdict against Craw-
fordville attorney Richard Reno
for making a false report to
law enforcement in which he
claimed he was the victim of
identity theft.
The trial, which began on
Tuesday and concluded on
Wednesday, Dec. 12, came down
to whether jurors believed
Reno's story that he was taken
advantage of by a business
partner who fleeced him, or a
Dade County notary who said
she never would have notarized
sales documents if Reno was not
present at the closing.
Wakulla County Judge Jill
Walker, who presided over the
trial, withheld adjudication
against Reno - which means
he will not have a conviction
on his record -and ordered him
to pay $190 in court costs and
reimburse the state attorney's
office some $2,500 for travel
expenses incurred getting wit-
nesses to the trial.
It's not clear if Reno will face
any disciplinary action from the
Florida Bar as a result of the
Reno received notice in 2006
from a mortgage company that
property in his name was being
foreclosed on for an outstand-
ing balance of some $115,000.
Reno claimed no knowledge of
the deal, and filed an affidavit
with the Wakulla County Sher-
iff's Office saying his signature
had been forged on some of the
closing documents.
Some of the documents, Reno
said, appeared to be his signa-
ture. He testified at the trial that
a former business partner, John
DeToma, and another man, Ciro
Martinez, convinced him to sign
blank documents in 1998 so that
they would not have delays in
making real estate deals.
The first he heard of the
property that was being fore-
closed on, a quadraplex in
West Palm. Beach, was from the
finance company.
The defense presented a
copy of the records of the
ownership of the property that
showed it belonged to DeToma
Property Management and was
transferred to John DeToma,
then from John F. DeToma to
John DeToma, from John R.
DeToma to another buyer, back
to DeToma, and then from John
R. DeToma to Reno.
None of the transactions
prior to the Reno transfer were
for cash; the price given for the
Reno deal was $319,000 includ-
ing a $287,000 loan.

Septic tank


kick in Dec. 28

On Friday, Dec. 28, the sec-
ond phase of Wakulla County
Ordinance 2006-58 will become
effective. This phase will require
that all septic system repairs
meet the performance based
standards. These systems re-
duce the total nitrogen released
into the environment, therefore
protecting our valuable water
The ordinance provides a
hardship clause that allows in-
dividuals with failing septic sys-
tems to qualify for an exemption.
The hardship determination will
be made under the standards of
the SHIP program.
The Dec. 28, deadline does
not affect the septic permits that
are currently issued. These per-
mits will remain valid until the
expiration date on the permit.

Reno is a former Eastern Air-
lines pilot who took a medical
retirement and eventually went
to law school at Florida State
University. He became a licensed
attorney in 1998 and opened an
office in Crawfordville in 2001.
DeToma was described by
Reno as his best friend, "like
a brother," and the two men
went into business together as
partners in Wellington Ventures,
Inc., a company that bought dis-
tressed houses, painted them,
had a nice yard and curb appeal,
and re-sold.
Reno was in law school at
FSU during that time, had a mi-
nority share of 49 percent, and
put up the money that was used
to buy homes.
According to the affidavit giv-
en to the sheriff's office, Reno
claimed to have been swindled
out of $800,000 by DeToma. He
is now also responsible for the
$100,000 loan.
Another man who claimed
he was a victim of identity theft
by DeToma, Greg Cairo, testified
that DeToma was a family friend
who managed his father's in-
Cairo testified that, after
his father's death, DeToma
convinced him that he should
.get involved in his real estate
business and, like Reno, signed
a stack of documents without
knowing what they were.
Later, he said, process servers
were showing up to serve him
with notice of lawsuits as he
was foreclosed on properties
he had never heard of totaling
more than $1.2 million, the IRS
went after him, and he lost all
of the money that was his in-
heritance from his father,
DeToma, who now lives in
North Carolina, did not appear
at the trial. Assistant State At-
torney Ashleigh Stowell told
the court that DeToma is on his
The notary, Elizabeth Fernan-
dez, admitted in her testimony
that Dade County ranked sec-
ond in the nation in mortgage
fraud, but claimed that it didn't
happen in her closings.
She also admitted to know-
ing Ciro Martinez, riding in his
car to closings in Palm Beach
because she didn't know her
way around. She was asked if
Madeleine Martinez, who was
her post-closer and whose name
appeared on documents, was
the wife of Ciro Martinez - she
said she doubted it.
In her closing, Stowell asked
jurors to find Reno guilty, saying
he had knowingly made false
statements to law enforcement.
In the prosecution's theory of
the case, Reno was claiming
identity theft in order to get out
of the mortgage,
Attorney Adam Doughtery,
who represented Reno in the
trial, told jurors in his closing:
"Was (Reno) dumb for signing
documents a friend asked him
to? Yeah, he was but... I don't
think he thought he would be
sitting there at that table" - and
Doughtery motioned at Reno
at the defense table - "years
"The evidence is what it is,"
Doughtery said. "Richard Reno,
an attorney now, got duped. He
got duped like Greg Cairo got
The six jurors apparently
didn't buy the story, and re-
turned a unanimous guilty
After the trial, Reno indicated
he was obviously disappointed
in the verdict. "Unfortunately,
justice took a day off in Wakulla
Asked if he would appeal,
Reno said, "I'm broke. I can't."

Operating in the sunshine

CCOW forum examines county's

records procedures

Concerned Citizens of Wakulla (CCOW)
held a seminar on the state's Sunshine and
Public Records laws, led by Adria Harper,
director of the First Amendment Founda-
Given recent controversies over public
records requests made by local activist
Hugh Taylor - requests that have either
been delayed or denied - much of the
conversation was pointedly, if not directly,
related to that.
In August, Taylor requested the last 100
e-mails Wakulla County Commissioner Ed
Brimner sent out. Brimner objected to the
request, contending that an earlier request
by Taylor for a list of addresses that receive
Brimner's frequent updates was used to
send out an objectionable letter.
Brimner characterized the request was "a
fishing expedition" for embarrassing mate-
rial, and claimed the 100 e-mails would be
time-consuming for him to sort through
and indicated he would charge Taylor $30
an hour for the four hours he estimated the
task would take him.
The day after the conference, a Wakulla
News reporter also made a request for
the same information through .the office

of the county administrator. On Monday,
Dec. 17, Brimner sent an e-mail saying he
had sent the e-mails to Taylor and that he
would send the e-mails to the newspaper,
but it had not been received on Tuesday,
Dec. 18.
Another public records request was for
"work product" generated by environmental
consultant Paul Johnson, who was hired by
the county commission to work on the chal-
lenge to the City of Tallahassee's request for
a new permit for its sprayfield operation.
Wakulla County was one of several parties
that challenged the city's permit, contend-
ing the sprayfield was a major source of
nitrates fouling Wakulla Springs. The city
eventually offered a settlement in which
it agreed to go to advanced wastewater
In a phone interview on Tuesday, Dec.
18, Johnson said he submitted all his mate-
rials to County Administrator Ben Pingree
on Monday, Dec. 17. Johnson added that
it was his understanding that, since his
records were dealing with a then-pending
lawsuit, they were confidential and exempt.
With the settlement, there was no longer a
need for confidentiality, Johnson said.
At the seminar, that situation was
described as consultants keeping county

records and denying public access.
One controversial aspect of Johnson's
consultancy was a column on the sprayfleld
controversy that ran in the Tallahassee
Democrat credited to Commissioner
Brimner that was drafted or written by
Harper said that, generally speaking, any
document generated by a private contrac-
tor while working for a local government
agency would be a public record.
Pingree attended the seminar with his
assistant and discussed with Harper the
county's recently approved public records
policy that makes him the official custodian
of records. Pingree indicated he has taken
responsibility for all records requests made
of him, his office, and all county depart-
But Pingree said he has left requests of
commissioner's records up to them, as well
as any records requests made of the county
attorney. Harper recommended that there
should be one person to whom all records
requests could be made, rather than having
to go to several different individuals.
The seminar was also attended by com1
missioners Howard Kessler and George

USPS to deliver new post office in '08

Crawfordville Postmaster Dwight Wells
was not quite sure he was going to see a
new facility before his retirement. But, much
to his delight, ground has been broken for
the new post office on Wakulla Arran Road.
Wells said the project will be completed in
September 2008. A possible move from the
present facility to the new one could occur
over the Labor Day weekend when postal
officials will have a two days in a row when
the post office will be closed.
Six weeks ago ground work began and

Rebar for the footings are in place in antici-
pation of the pouring of the concrete.
The multi-million dollar project began
in 1999 with the first steps of planning.
But, funding freezes in Washington, D.C.
and severe hurricanes that damaged post
offices in Louisiana, Mississippi and
Florida, delayed the Crawfordville replace-
ment process.
The new post office will be 2 1/2 times
as large of the Arran Road facility and
provide a safer environment for customers
and employees through the design of the
building and parking areas.

"We persisted and hung in there," said'
Wells of the lengthy planning process. "It's
a better layout. Safety for the employees is
the utmost (importance)."
Wells has been postmaster in Crawford-
ville for four years and during his time in
charge the number of rural delivery routes
have increased from 13 to 18. "It will just
keep growing," Wells added. "It doesn't
matter what the economy and housing
market is doing."
R.A. Connelly, Inc. of Bradenton is the
construction manager. "It's going to hap-
pen," said Wells. "It's already happening."

Judge lessens tough sentence

15-year term for meth

conviction reduced
A woman who received a stiff 15 year
prison sentence from a judge on metham-
phetamine charges was given a modified
sentence that suspends the prison term and
places her on probation instead, requiring
that she serve 22 months in the Wakulla
Jail Bed Program.
Heather Revell is one of several people
who received a long prison term in. drug
cases where Wakulla Circuit Judge N. Sand-
ers Sauls has determined the defendants
have had ample opportunity to straighten
out their lives but squandered the chance.
The modified sentence was viewed as
giving Revell one last chance. Should she
violate the conditions, she would be sent
off to prison.
In Revell's case, she was charged with
manufacturing methamphetamine but
agreed to be an informant against crack
cocaine dealer Warren Kilpatrick, who is
the father of her three-year-old child. She

wore a wire during a drug buy with him and
later testified against him at a violation of
probation hearing, though she refused to
testify at his trial.
After being sentenced to 15 years in
prison in September, in October she was
busted for smoking marijuana at the Wakul-
la County Jail. When she appeared in court
with her attorney, Greg Cummings, to ask
the court to reconsider the harsh sentence,
Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell
claimed that Revell had only become worse,
more reprehensible, than she was before
she was sentenced.
Cummings had filed an appeal at the
First District Court of Appeal as well as
a motion asking Sauls to reconsider the
On Dec. 7, before leaving for a week-long
judicial conference, Sauls signed an order
granting a modified sentence. After serving
22 months in jail, Revell is to get in-patient
drug treatment for 12 months, followed by
six months in a halfway house, then one
year drug offender probation with treat-
ment and counseling. That is to be followed

by three years of counseling, and then three-
years of administrative probation. She could
then apply for termination of probation
after meeting all the conditions.
Local addiction specialist Joanna John-
son worked with Cummings in designing'
the treatment plan which was submitted to'
Sauls. She is identified in the judge's order
as Revell's treatment supervisor.
Other defendants who recently received
long prison sentences from the judge
include Aaron Perez, who was Revell's co-
defendant in a scheme to cook a batch of
meth and then violated his probation by
testing positive for marijuana, was sen-
tenced to 15 years in prison in November
with the term to be suspended after serving
10 years; John Burgess was sentenced to 15
years in prison in November, suspended;
with 15 years of probation with the condi-
tion of 22 months in the Wakulla jail-bed
program, plus 15 years in another meth
case, plus five more years for smuggling a
cigarette into the Wakulla County Jail; and-
Johnny B. Ross received a 10 year prison
sentence on meth charges in September.

Man found guilty of 'digital voyeurism'

A Crawfordville man charged
with taking digital photos up
women's dresses at Winn-Dixie
was found guilty last week in
four cases and sentenced to
more than two years in jail.
Thaddeus Holmes, 39, had
three different jury trials set
last week. He was found guilty
of video voyeurism in trials on
Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday,
Dec.12, and entered a straight up
plea to the third case as it was
about to go to trial.
In one case, on Aug. 20, a man
saw Holmes put a cell phone
up his wife's skirt and they fol-
lowed and saw him take a pic-
ture up another woman's dress.
A day later, a 20-year-old woman

saw Holmes put a cell phone
under her mother's skirt to take
a picture. Juries sitting in those
cases returned guilty verdicts,
and Holmes pleaded no contest
in another case in which he was
allegedly discovered underneath
a woman taking pictures at
Winn-Dixie in July.
In the July case, the woman
told the court at Holmes' sen-
tencing that she was reaching
for cheese and stumbled on
him and apologized, thinking
he was repairing the cooler and
she had stepped on him. She
then realized he was holding
a cell phone and what he was
doing. He began laughing, she
said, and she thought he was
Shocked, the woman said she

couldn't believe what had hap-
pened and felt tormented by his
laughter. The victims all told the
court that they felt vulnerable
in public places now, and one
said she didn't know how long
it would be before she would be
able to wear a dress again.
Leon County Judge Ron Flury,
who presided over the case, sen-
tenced Holmes to 11 months and
29 days in the first case, with an
additional 60 days in jail con-
secutive on a guilty verdict on
attempted voyeurism; another
11 months and 29 days in jail
to follow the first sentence;
and those sentences followed
by six months in jail and then
six months probation with the
condition that he get counseling
for his compulsion, and make

restitution to the victim's com-
pensation fund for counseling
one of the victims received.
"You don't have to put your
hands on someone to violate
them," Judge Flury said at the
sentencing, adding that Holmes'
actions degraded, demeaned,
and dehumanized his victims.
Ultimately, the sentences may
not mean much: Holmes is being
held without bond on a number
of felony cases unrelated to the
Assistant State Attorney Jack
Campbell told the court that he
intends to seek designation of
Holmes of an habitual felony
offender which could get him an
enhanced prison term, if found
guilty of the pending felonies, of
upwards of 70 years.

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Divers Jarrod Jablonski and Casey McKinlay emerge from Wakulla Springs following dive.

Photo by Ron Piasecki

300' down...7 miles long

Divers swim from Turner

Sink to Wakulla Springs

Divers with the Woodville Karst Plain Project swam from Turner
Sink to Wakulla Springs, leaving Saturday, Dec. 15, and emerging
from the water on Sunday morning, Dec. 16.
The seven-mile swim through the underground caverns took
seven hours, but was followed by 13 hours of decompression. The
Friends of Wakulla Springs held a celebration with the divers and
their team afterwards.
In July, divers Jarrod Jablonski and Casey McKinlay made the
discovery of the tunnel linking Turner Sink and the Leon Sink
system to Wakulla Springs. The WKPP has mapped miles of un-
derground tunnels and set numerous world records for longest
penetration in a flooded cave system.
* The Wakulla-Leon Sinks Cave system is the longest underwater
cave system in the United States, and the fourth longest in the
world. The system is the 64th longest cave system in the world,
wet or dry.
The weekend traverse was intended to "formally demonstrate
the connection" between the systems, Jablonski said after the dive.
He hoped it would draw attention to the resource.
Jablonski described the underground cave system as sometimes
narrow tunnels through "fissure-shapped rock" that opens into "a
massive sort of amphitheatre."

"Visibility was a little poor to start and kept getting darker,"
Jablonski said of water quality. He described a "milky area" about
3,000 feet from the Wakulla Springs tunnel that he suspected could
be bacterial. "It went down to less than 10 feet visibility," he said,
which made divers have to stay close to their dive ropes.
Jablonski also said the divers saw two blue crabs in the Wakulla
Springs basin, near the tunnel - something he had never seen
before in the freshwater spring. Some observers at the interview
speculated about saltwater intrusion and the link between Wakulla
Springs and Spring Creek, which prompted Jablonski to quip: "If
the crabs came up the tunnel from Spring Creek, they're better
cave divers than we are."
The divers went into Turner Sink at 1 p.m. on Saturday. They
emerged from Wakulla Springs at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The traverse
from Turner to Wakulla took about seven hours, but after that
amount of time at depths of more than 300 feet, the divers had
to decompress for more than 12 hours.
Asked how the divers pass the time during decompression,
Jablonski described going into a meditative state.
Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park hosted a pizza lunch with
the divers and their team at the pavilion, and Friends President
Madeleine Carr presented them with a banner commemorating
their achievements.

Planned vet clinic owners

withdraw request for

discussion with neighbors

The Wakulla County Plan-
ning and Zoning. Commission
(P and Z) considered four items
on Monday, Dec. 10 and made
recommendations on three of
the items.
A conditional use request
was temporarily withdrawn by
the applicant to allow the fam-
ily to discuss the proposal with
nearby residents.
Norman and Melody Griggs
of Tennessee are hoping to set
up a veterinary clinic on 36 acres
on Isle of Paradise Road off U.S.
Highway 98. The conditional use
is allowed under Agricultural
The request is expected to
return to the P and Z at a later
In other planning and zoning
matters in front of the P and Z
on Monday, Dec. 10:
* The P and Z recommended
an approval for a final plat ap-

plication from Bobby H Danzey
and Voy Danzey on one acre
in the Saralan subdivision on
Wakulla Arran Road in Craw-
fordville. The applicants are
planning to move a lot line.
* The P and Z recommended
setting up a February workshop
with the county commission to
pursue an amendment to the
Wakulla Springs Special Plan-
ning Area that would .expand
the area. The protective zone
will take into account new cave
mapping information in the
northern section of the county.
* The P and Z recommended
a Land Development Code text
amendment to amend the defi-
nition of a child care center from
five children to six to be consis-
tent with Florida Statutes.
Wakulla County Commission-
ers will consider the text amend-
ment and the Danzey request on
Monday, Jan. 7.

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Section B -

C6ristmas Memories...

green shoes for Christmas

By Mary Crawford Gavin

Shadeville during the 1940s
It's a Reason...More Than a
My childhood was in rural
southern Leon County. I lived
near the Wakulla County line.
Once while walking with Mama
to "shake peanuts" for the
Ferrell Brothers, I questioned
why we had to walk to another
county to work? And as usual
Mama would reply, "It's a rea-
son." She said that with final-
ity, no more and no less, "it's a
This was the year our one
room school was consolidated
and I rode the bus to Bond
School. The bus passed Wood-
ville School, South City Elemen-
tary School, and another school
across from the health clinic.

Getting my
education was
" more than
a notion."
Whenever I
tried to gripe
about the
lengthy ride
way down
Natural Bridge
Road, Mama
would say ev- -.
er single day, .
,' ou gonna
leave here - .
and goget
your school- Mary Crawford
ing." And I'd Gavin at the old
say, "Why, Bond Junior High
Mama? Some in Leon County.
of our cousins
and kinfolk
don't go to school often." She'd
say "IT'S A REASON" And I
knew to just be quiet and hush

my mouth,
I remember events and mo-
ments of the year that we all
had a fantastic Christmas.
Grandpa Will Jones had a good
crop. His "schuffers" (earth al-
monds) were planted to fatten
the hogs. As children, we ate
more or at least as many as the
hogs. I look at folks nowl Many
try to be impressive with their
"smarts" on their cell phones
and etc. As my granddaughter,
Taisha says, nuhl
I watched grandpa and
cronies at hog killing time.
Grandpa knew how to find the
skin in hogs legs-put a stick
through, hoist the hog up and
over the big pecan tree branch,
then secure the wood between
the hog's legs. That was what
I called "smart." And he'd dig
a small trench right under the
hog's nose and let it bleed. The

big black iron washpot held
scalding water and hot, hot
coals around it. Grandpa would
take part of the liver, rinse
it, and cook it on the coals. I
didn't want any liver. Nope, not
To this day, this amazes me.
Uncle Lerov, mom's brother,
would dip his hands in the
boiling pot of grease filled with
cracklings and never burn his
hands. And when corn was
boiled with lye for the hogs,
he'd do the same. And he was
told NOT to eat the lye corn, it
was for the hogs, but he never
listened. When everybody
came in from the fields to eat
and took their dips of snuff
and tobacco out, it was a long
ledge on the wall by the long
country table where "cold dips"
were kept. He'd help himse to
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More Letters on Page 2


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May you find everything you want
under the Christmas tree, .

b this holiday season. .. \

Your good will has touched us deeply
and we want you to know just how much
we appreciate having neighbors like you.

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Letters to Santa...

nvthe house/. Ca*n
youwplease' makethem'
stay outide'this^year?
Lovely, Sylviaw

thlird Orae...

Dear San~ta,
Carivyow bring, me' al
telescope for ChrritAnaks
to- look at the'starsCto-
connectthewm? I deserve,
it because I am'asvAn
8 Honor Rolstuderl nt
I turn my work' Lnr ony
tiWne and' homework'
soWmetlme, blut moot of
al W a, ar eart qift or
my dfwr ibirh-
day. Plese br~g t to-
the& mouwtainv by Tenv-
nesee' for my family,
too-. Donrtforgevt!!

Dear Sartac,
This'year I want a,
harmo(nca because' I
can pUpayJLngile'BeUl' on
t My mnomsays that I'm
reay good. I've played
ron my friends andl hes'
the' one who-taught me'.
His naner s Conuer. He'
can playJ(s'le/BeUB'l
.on akeylbowd, too-. Bat
I can,/orhy play it on
the harmonica/ I think
i(fI keep Ovplayung I
co(d~ apro. ThatI& '
the ondy thirnqyI would
wa*itfor Chr&~stma.
S( ncerely,

Dear Sartcta,
I'd, like a digitaL
camera. I wakgou gl
to getCt mywelfIt my
momn said "Santa, menght
bring gyow one' so- why
donmtyow wait" I've/
beeevgodthisyear. Af-
ter school every Monday
I go-to-a/lady named'
Mrs. Ruth H(hi'shouse'
and hep her clean
tthatng ahe' eedy*
help cleamtnst up wbtv.
That's why I deserve=
ove'. Ohl, I cavittforget
about asters. My sitter
�.arney wants a, gu-
:.tar and- my other sister
nZamned Lochlynv wants
:p.eadv and' drapel ip -

Your friend/,

Dear SantCa,
When1vyow come' to- my
'hotAe'I want vW iandl
'-a remote' control truck':
'I wanttheamso-I canv
-takethenvto- my grand'-
maskhouiieto-play wth.
The' remote control
truck' would be' good for
hefort. TheVWtwowuld
be go
Your friend/,

f Dear Scata',
: I have' worked extram,
,e tra'oard onobeyng#.
So, I thenk'I deerve,

Thank You For

SYour business

With warm wishes to you and your
family at this festive time of year.
Its always a pleasure serving people like
you and we hope to see you again soon.
Have a great holiday!

soet . I would'
l ake, a pkN ntewndo-
D.S. with/two-goane's
Thefirstame I would
like is called B rts. The
other game, I would like
&i Let'sGo-R(de/Silver
B buckle Stable's.

Dear Santa,, I have/
been very goodlthi4&
year. I would really like'
a Nintendo-P.S. arndl
so-me garnes like' Puzle&-
mant-uand/'Blenvy Pe's.
I have a1so-been doingfg
good, in gymnastic*.
In fact, I just had my
state' competition' and I
got second. So- wilyouw
please get the' things I
want for me'?

Dear Santa',
I don-t believe' inyyouw,
but I donit waqnt mudv
for Chriitmas . I don't
believe, in youw because
reindeers' ca*t fly,
there are 'no-elfs, I never
saw youw and yow can't
live' atthe' North Pole'.
AlbI want ts my own'
room, ot be' shy and'
defend' myself I wantrto-
defend' myself because'
I o't hit finthe' chest
When you're' inrthe' mall
your beard is fake' and'
yow wear a costume*. My
brother wants XBox/ 360.
He' deserves, it because
he' &i a' great kid, and
makes allA'sW. I deserve,
all my giftsbecause,
I help people, pickup
trash' and make aU'A 's'.

Dear Santa',
I'vebee-n good. I
helped Gramma. What
I wanti&ksaMP3 player
and game. Cawron'
wants- a' blue NCintendo-
P.S. Davie/wants a'Da'-
vie'Jonestoy. Mommy
wants a' di amond ring'.
Chr&4y wants' a new Gator
hat. Joey wants' a pocket
kIni#e. Bratna' wants' a'
Sin cerely,

Dear Santa,
I have' been real god

the' stuff, I'l ,neve-r be,
bad' agauty.
A u-stuv

Dear S anta',
I've' been' od thi
year. I would really lkee
a W Ci for Christmas and
a Password'Journao.
I would like' $10,000
for my momn. I would
lke- her to- get a crystal
ladybug and a'pair of
ladybug slippers'. She'
wears'a sie 9 1/2.
A mandw

Dear Sacntta,
I have been a good
boy thisyear. I gave'
Wade a cogar tattoo-.
I alo- help out on the,
buAe. The only thing I
want for Christmas' are'
a skateboards, aweight-
liftngr damb- bew. Tne
reason vI would Uke' a
skateboard, ik becawe1 I
just learvted to- ride' my
friend A J.'s' skateboard,
I would like a weiht-

cau4e I lke to- work out.

Dear Santa',
I wantababy cat, a'
paintbahgaL , aavd-eo-
camera' and anv X'BoxY
360 withHYalo-3. I de-
serve them because, I've,
beenvgood/and I kn-ow
how to- take care of all
of ctandv know how to-
ase them properly. My
cats want anew friend
to-play with. The reaso-n
they want a' new friend
(4 because/ one' of their
friendsn can't stay out
all day because, ts-s a

Dear Santa,
Thisyear I want an-
X'Box/360 and I want
games for it, too-. If I
getan' X'Box/360 I want
itto-be a colorful hlme,
greemv. My mo-n'said
that my f6tngers' are' fast.
Ifyow casn I want yow
to- get my sister some'
gaesw for her Nintendo-
P.S., too-.

this'year. I would 'uke/
a WWE ELLminatibon' Dear Santa',
chamber wi'th f eres, I hope yow bring' me'
some' Nerf stuff, f y somepresents. Do-yo
movies' aind army toys'. have/ reindeer? Can,
If yow get me' most of they fly? What willyouw

put u*der my tree'? Do-
you eat the cookies and,
drink the milk? I want
an'XlBox/360 andra'tenew
dirt bike. I deserve these,
becalx e'I amn a'good
S incerely, your

Dear Santa',
I want apink Nbinten-
do-D.S. for Christmas'.
I deserve ths4 because.
my brother broke' mine'
and I'wm a CLgood, i1l. My
parents ayd I w leave*

homemade, cookie4- and4'
milkor yow. Also-, my
brother, Garrick, de--
serves, av IPod holdder
becaulsehelosth(4. I
also- want a ce~Ulphone/,
jump rope'arndan'/IPPod.
If youaw give me these,
I will be' ,ice' forever.
Tha~nkyou and' have/ a'
Merry Ch ristmnk.

I havewbee�nvery good
this'year. I havebee-n
picking up trash invy

the, nehborhood. So-I
wanted to-know ifyow
could get me aepkl
pa gching'bug'? I want
a/ harnmonrca, apa/pink,
one', too. OhVyeahk, don't
forget my brother. He,
really wanit'a SLd.ektck/.
So- covdd'yow please, get
h(Ai one'? He deserves-
one' beca-se' he' ,always
take, care of hi- ceul

See LETTERS on Page 4B

Sonya, Karen, Amanda, Karla,
Susie, Sarah, Adrienne and Linda


Sonya Hall
Lic. Real Estate Broker
"Specializing in Wakulla Co."
(850) 926-5084

THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 3B

Continued from Page 1A
anybody's cold dip. He was a colorful interest-
ing uncle, oh yes he was. He pretended to see
"haints." He told outrageous ghost and spirits
and haint stories.
That year of the fantastic Christ-
mas, cane grinding was good. Of
course, Frances and I raced with the
machetes (cane knives) to see who
could top the most cane. We'd carry
two rows, swish swish, and the cane
would cut our pretty little faces. I
split my left knee with the cane
knife, went inside, got a spider web
to stop the bleeding. I never stopped
working. I still have the knee scar.
And we young ones would try to
act grown-up and sneak
"buck" out of the buck
barrel and act-out being
drunk at the cane grind-
Grandma had a
dog named Sport
who never let her
food touch the
ground. He'd
stand on his hind
legs and whoosh,
grab the bread or .
ones. That was the
year when daddy
preached at the
hristmas Eve ser-
vice and jumped up
on the table. Every ,
year a log burned (big
fire) inside the church
house. I guess you could call it
the yule o g.
We started getting ready for Christ-
mas right after Thanksgiving. We
scouted the "pie safes" (hutch) and
mama cut and scalloped newspaper
to line the shelves. Grandma and
Mama had special pens to "put-up
their hens," clean them out and take
them off the yard and make them
fat. We had cornbread stuffing, sweet
potato pies a plenty, sweet potato
pone, baked chicken (hens), collards,
turnips, pound cake, jelly cakes, and
jelly rolls. Mama would buy a ham or
goat from Gladys Langston, parboil it,
then bake it. We'd have huge pans of
lattice dough covered pear or peach
pies. And the usual greeting was
"Christmas gift!" and the reply would
be "hand it ere!"
That was African-American tradi-
tion as far back as I can remember.
Daddy built Mama a special fruit
shelf and all Christmas visitors would
leave with a jar of Mama's peaches,
blackberries, or pears. We were a
large family with lots of mouths to
feed, yet Mama was a generous, giv-
ing person.
I recall so much about that year.
Aunt Lucile sent pinafores (a box of
good used clothes) from Vero Beach.
9he had a large family, but she and
Mama were "buddies," good friends,
and she always helped Mama. Fran-
ces, Paulette, Carolyn, and I went to
Sunday School and church in our
pretty starched and ironed pinafores.
And before there was Argo starch in
our house, Mama made starch from
flour. I'm still in awe of the "smarts"
that Mama and her generation had.

Nobody wanted to be labeled as too
dumb to "bell a buzzard." That was
the label in our family or "too slow
to catch a cold" or "never hit a lick a
a snake," lazy.
My older sisters, Mildred, Naomi,
Lucille, and Gladys left home because
our one room school went to ninth
grade. They lived with Uncle Willie
or other relatives. They got jobs and
helped us out as often and as much
as possible. My sister Gladys had
saved for Christmas. She bought all
of us young ones a coat suit. Wowl
What joyl New clothes Mine was yel-
low-gold with brown stripes. What a
beauty Frances' was green. Mine was
wool. Little did I or Mama know that
it would shrink in hot water, oh well.
Mama bought Frances and
I green baby doll shoes with
straps around the
ankle. I can't recall
Paulette's and Caro-
lyn's exact color. We
were happy, happy
And we had hair
ribbons, and now
socks! We had store
bought. underwear.
Wowl Mama made all
of our clothes. Yes, she
did. We straightened
and curled our hair and
the Pattersons came
over to play with us that
Christmas. Jenny, Vera,
and Frances were "bud-
dies." They tried on each
other's shoes. Paulette and
Sophie were the same age "bud-
dies, and they exchangedshoes.
Thank God, Floyd, who was my age,
was a boy and my buddy, so I didn t
have to let anybody try on my new
shows. Saved by gender I only want-
ed me to wear my brand new green
shoes, green shoes for Christmast
First question, what did you get for
Christmas? We Crawford's had Tots to
tell, to talk about, and brag. Oh, how
we loved having cake and pies and
food to give our guests. We definitely
were RICH for Christmas. It was
simply delightful Aunt Lue sent us
fruit from Vero Beach. Cousin Henry
bought the older girls powder puffs
from the 10 cent store. Mama had nut
brown face powder and let us use it.
And I forgot, we had good 'ole crack-
lin' bread and syrup cakes, which to
this day Sophie still talks about.
Friends! Family Foodl Fashiont
Funl (We played ring plays) Fellow-
shipl Faith in God! We had a fantastic
richly blessed Christmasl
Lo and behold, my teacher Mrs.
Edythe G.G.M.S., did not believe
me when I told her about my good
Christmas, my coat suit and all. She
snickered and "skinned up her gums"
and thought that I exaggerating.
You see; we were a fami of 12. She
couldn't see how it could be, but it
wasl It was the truth. It was a fantas-
tic Christmas, one of the best of my
A short recitation for Christmas
that year:
Christmas went around,
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!
Christmas went to town,
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!


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Andrew Nix and Santa

Cadence Hughes

Derrick Padilla


Jyoti Kromer

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I wa~ityowlto,4-kwti
tha-tI hae., elp edlp eo--
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Dearw S atr,
I don't wa*nt muc
for Chr4twv�a. I ha-ve,
bee1 nuce'. For Chri4t
manskI wouddhope to-get
a0D.S. agan&acoCter,
Artuffe& ai a 4 cwd,
more. I wLvI coi~d'get
&re of the4e things. I
should get thf became'
I've been good&. Hcwve aw
Merry Ch7wr4tw '.


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a kick out

of Pat


Sweet Potato


Talquin Electric Cooperative
employees often share a meal
during the holidays to celebrate
the past year together.
Talquin's own Pat Barkley is
an especially gifted baker and
graciously shared one of her
most requested recipes. We
hope Wakulla County enjoys her
"Sweet Potato Crunch" as much
as we havel
Kim Gay
Administrative Services Spe-

Sweet Potato Crunch
Submitted by Pat Bar-
kley of Talquin Electric
3 cups cooked sweet
potatoes, mashed
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chopped nuts
Mix potatoes, sugar,
butter and eggs together
and put in casserole dish.
Put aside.
Mix brown sugar, flour,
butter, and nuts well to-
gether and place on top of
potato mixture, spreading
evenly. Bake 350 degrees
for 30 minutes.


21)erry t6Cristmas to AfT

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May the spirit
of Christmas
shine in your
heart and
light up your
days, just as
your visits have
brightened ours.
Thanks for being
such wonderfid
friends and

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The embers glowed softly, and in
their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cher-
ished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my
My daughter beside me, angelic in
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of
Transforming the yard to a winter
The sparkling lights in the tree I
Completed the magic that was
Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breath-
ing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I
would sleep.
fec t
ment, or so it
would seem,
So I slum- -
bered, per-
haps I start-
ed to dream.
The sound wasn't loud,
and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled
my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite
know, Then the sure sound of footsteps
outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled
to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see
who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark
of the night, A lone figure stood, his
face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some 20 years
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in
the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and
Standing watch over me, and my
wife and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked with-
out fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing
out here
Put down your pack, brush the snow
from your sleeve, You should be at
home on a cold Christmas Evel"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes
Away from the cold and the snow
blown in drifts.
To the window that danced with a
warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its re-
ally all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every
"It's my duty to stand at the front
of the line,
That separates you from the darkest
of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore

sMerry Christmas to
alfrom the staff of
-'he TVakulla Kews:


I'm proud to stand here like my fa-
thers before me.
My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas
'Gram always remembers."
"My dad stood his watch in the
jungles of 'Nam',
And now it is my turn and so, here
I am.
I've not seen my own son in more
than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's
sure got her smile,"
Then he bent and he carefully pulled
from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an Ameri-
can flag.
"I can live through the cold and the
being alone,
r . Away from my
family, my house
and my home.
I can stand at

the rain
and the

sleep in
a foxhole with
little to eat.
I can carry
r the weight of
killing another,
Or lay down my life with my
sister and brother.
Who stand at the front against any
and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag
will not fall.
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor
no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all
"But isn't there something I can do,
at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or pre-
pare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that
you've done,
For being away from your wife and
your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held
no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never
To fight for our rights back at home
while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter
how long.
For when we come home, either
standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought
and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that
we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mat-
tered to us."

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum, Iraq.

Submitted by Alan Lamarche
Shell Point



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good people we've had the privilege to serve this past year,
and so we offer our warm wishes to all the familiar faces
who make the holiday season so special for us.
Happy Holidays from all of us.

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Cristma5s memory:

L Cfristmas for second chances

by Barbara Hard
I was married to the love of
my life in 1992. He and I both
drank beer together and par-
tied hard. It was not a good
thing. In 1994, we decided that
our marriage was not working
S'nd we were divorced. It was a
'difficult thing for us to do be-
cause we still loved each other
very much. However alcohol
got in the way.
Soon after our divorce, I
came to know the Lord. It was
not long after being in church
.:every time the doors opened
:and the desires of my heart
;changed. I never stopped lov-
;ing my ex-husband and I be-
lieved totally in the power of
.prayer. I prayed for him daily.
:I prayed for his deliverance in
'his life and I also prayed for
:our restoration of marriage.
My church prayed for him,
his mother prayed for him,
and when I couldn't pray, I
would call the elders of the
church, and they would pray
for him. He was always cov-
ered in prayer.
I did not see him at all for
years. He lived right here in
Wakulla County. I would hear
stories about him all the time
. and I still prayed believing
::-&od would help him. Thir-
teen years later I got a phone
zJall from him telling me that
i. e had been sober for five
months. I was not all that im-
pressed, after all, he had done
that before. Still I prayed daily.
Two more months went by
and I heard from him again
,-; (by phone). He was still sober
Sand I heard something differ-
ent in his voice. I was not sure
.,,what it was, but there was a
-. .distinct difference in the way
,.The talked.

He told me that he was
staying at a place called
ChristTown Ministries in
Quincy. I was not familiar
with the place, but I figured
any place that could keep this
guy sober had to be good.
Time went by and I heard
from him more often and each
time he would sound better
and better. Finally one day he
invited me out to ChristTown
and I saw him.
Remember, I told you this
is the love of my life here. I
have been praying now for 13
years for restoration. Many
times I was on the verge of
giving up and saying, this will
never happen.
Well, I can tell you that
when I saw him for the first
time after all these years, my
stomach did flip-flops and
butterflies are an under-state-
We saw each other several
times, always in the company
of our grandchildren or some-
one. We were never alone
together. The love I have for
this man grew stronger and
Finally on Christmas Eve
morning our daughter helped
him propose marriage to me.
This man had two dozen red
roses in hand and a beautiful
ring that our daughter picked
out from money that he sent
her over the months that we
were seeing each other. He
even was down on both knees
as he asked me to be his wife
again. It was 5:30 a.m. I was
just glad I had my teeth in
my mouth at that hour. They
are normally soaking. Ha ha.
My daughter picked him up
from ChristTown at 4:30 a.m.
to get him to my house by
5:30 a.m. She also had to drive

him back. We were married
on June 17, 2006. It was a
beautiful wedding. His Pastor,
Bob Wells and my Pastor,
John Johnson, performed the
ceremony. My sisters, whom
I had not seen in 30 years,
were there for the occasion.
His brother and mother were
there. My husband is Priest,
Prophet, and King of our
household. He has become
the man that God has called

him to be.
He now works for the Min-
istry, plays on the Praise team,
and shares the Jesus who lives
in him with all who come
across his path. You just have
to keep believing.
We are not so young any-
more. I am almost 60 and he
is almost 50.(I always did go
for the younger fellas). I am
a blessed woman. For all of
those who do not know who

this is, I am Barbara Jean and
the wonderful love of my life
is Earnie. This is my Christ-

mas memory of 2006. Barbara
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Letters to Santa...

Dea-r Sa+Mhta,
I know thatI hayve'
been' bad/, bat can yow
please bring nme pres-
ents? I know that I have'
bee1nknd/of good0, but
I did&be'goodbec'a'e'I
priced up tra-.
Dear Sa-itav,
I have been 'ood'thi
year. I think, my pets,
too- Maybe'just maybe'
wilyouw bring me a dog
ar wlacae,.
Dear Santca,
I do- my homework'
everyday a wd/I an/
CO. I caa' cldeaV my
hoye, a-nd'I deasv my
room. I w i/be good n
schoolla~id help people'
a-nd' give theo'stuif for
Dear Sa nta/,
The rea4oivyouw
shoouldbrin' me'the'
prewnty became I
h people' L& the' cdw-
room' alndthe' 1bu' driv -
ers a-ndthe w Utchvowx
ladIe�. If peopleI love,
ever come' I evenhelp
my mo/ ad/ my dada
alnd iter.
Deaw Santa,
I have beenvvery kind
to-f{amniy a-ndfrfend-'.
I would appreciate youw
brng�in' me' anv opti/-
mist Prime' Transformer
a-nd a'Black, owl/ Trasw-
former set.
Dear Santa,
I helped my siter
clean my mos rcar
a-ndI cleaned& my
mom s kitchenv. I wa-nt a'
presentfor rea-l. Santa,
canvyoua brcvg me' a'
real doal?

Dear Santa Claus,
I wakbeig oodand
dea~inineup my hovwe'
so- canvyou give' me' a

Dear Sa-nta,
I have' been/ good& in,
schooV. ThCis' bL why I
have a' Chri&stmawtree'
at my howue and' lot of
toys, too-. I have com-
Dea-r Santa,
I amnalmost good&
everyday atschooland-d
at my hose alnd at
Grandma's houe' a4nd'
at GrandpasW hose.
A ndrew
Dear Santa,,
AthomeeI help my
nmomw clean/ up my home'
and at home I do- my
homnework. I amngood&
at school a - ndL on the
playground. I pck up
&tra and'I dean up.
Dear Santa,
I take out the trash
ad'I deanvthe hou4e.
I rake the'yard and/I
feed the dog and'I feed'
the cats. I hep people
with the homework.

Dear Satnta,
I think'I shovdd'get
my present-becau4esI'v
been, so- o . I believe
inyow, thatyow are ,-
cool. I loveyouwbeca4e'
yow are' So- cool.
Dear Santa',
I have'helped aound,,
the houe& and a ,ru-a
outside' I workvWy
hard and I ra-kup
Wade /
Dear Sant# ,
A re' youw bvgin4 me'
a' gift becazueI amn/cool'
andAduice&? or gift i&
mebeing, ce.
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tiAE� (/A+ in vartand
n u, lhWcJv and PE,
wear Santa Clauk,
IC ean dIthehome foIr
m nwo m/andI divdmy
homework' andI love'

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* If a child ever tells Mom
that they perhaps don't believe
in Santa, he may not come.
Do you really want to take a
-chance? Just ask Chris, age 24,
land Colleen, age 20.
* The "present giver" has
i tthe option of NOT letting the
"present getter" open the pres-
Sent on Christmas Eve. Children
are allowed to open presents
"'to each other and from other
:. friends and family that are in
attendance on Christmas Eve.
* Television will only have
Christmas shows on. Preferably,
it will be "A Christmas Story."
Radio must only be playing
Christmas music. There are
many Christmas CDs, cassettes
and, yes, records that can also
be played.

* Mom will recite, The Night
Before Christmas, mostly from
memory on Christmas Eve. Yes,
you must' listen. Just be happy
she is not singing.
* Mom does not ask you to
decorate the house. It's over-
done. She strives for tacky and
usually succeeds. Remember
these decorations are all for you.
They are special to Mom. They
should be to you, too.
* Santa has special wrapping
paper. The gifts from him are
wrapped in only that wrapping
Santa has a "code." Three
children, three letter word, in
order of age. Mom gets the
code in her sleep and will give
it out after 4 a.m. on Christmas
* Children are allowed their
stocking and one gift Christ-
mas morning before waking

* Children, who are old
enough, will make parents cof-
fee before waking parents after
4 a.m. on Christmas morning.
* One gift opened at a time
and everyone watches. It does
not matter if it takes Alex 20
minutes to open the gift, you
have to wait your turn.
* Children are not allowed
outside until daylight. I don't
care if you want to ride your
new bike, scooter, etc.
* Children are allowed to call
people after 4 a.m. on Christ-
mas to tell them that Santa has
come. No it does not matter
if the person being called has
children who wake up early
or not.

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To All!
Joy to all our two and
four footed friends!
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 9B

Tr'he 12 days (seems ie years) of Christmas

By Leslie Roberts
On the first day of Christmas
With no clue of who it'd be
I drew a name for the company party
On the second day of Christmas
True to holiday history
Two more gifts for gatherings
And a name for the company party
On the third day of Christmas
It then occurred to me
Three less days to shop
More gifts to buy
Payday far away
And a list of gifts that rivaled any Santa
had ever seen.
On the fourth day of Christmas
Set in the earnest spasticity;
Four fell ill at work
Three went home
Two contagious stayed
That left working sick and, of course,
On the fifth day of Christmas
My son relayed to me
Five additions to Santa's list
Four reasons why
Three-wheelers are a bargain
Two wadded tissues
And a fever of 103
On the sixth day of Christmas
Reason gave way to insanity
Six hours in front of the TV
Five Ronco-like commercials
Four looked appealing
Three, even healing
Two Ped Eggs were ordered
And a slicer-dicer that came with a

Letter to

Dear Santa Claus,

We promise to try and
eliminate typos and run
on sentences and use
the proper punctuation.
However, we have a few
requests for you. We
want diamond earrings,
guitar materials, Gilmore
Girls, $ 1 million, Star-
bucks gift certificates, a l/o
pay raise, George Fore-
man family grill, a 60 2
inch HD DLP television,
tools, the best computer
made, people to stop
stealing pecans from the
pecan tree, family time
and less conflict in the
world. You have your
work cut out for you
Santa, but we are de-
pending on youl

The Staff of
The Wakulla News

On the seventh day of Christmas
I gave in completely
Seven Go Dusters ordered sweetly
Six Zorbeez pondered
Five more dollars squandered
Four Flingshot Frogs added
Three pedicure slippers, fully padded
Two vacuum sealers
And an Aerogarden truthfully, just for
On the eighth day of Christmas
Eight people queried
Why I looked so wearied
Seven hours later
I bought an Autopilot Talking Road
Six Giftwrap Cutters
Five Sole Detoxers
Four Blendy Pens
Three were for friends
Two Butter Butlers
And a Lint Wizard As Seen on TV
On the ninth day of Christmas
I set more bargains free
Nine Inside The Shell Egg Scramblers
Eight Amazing Waffle Makers
Seven were budget breakers
Six Slimming Shapers
Five soothing vapors
Four Chameleon Candles
Three Easy Handles
Two Teaposey Medleys
And a Walkfit Orthotic, size C
On the 10th day of Christmas
My bank account dipped perilously
Ten new charges on it
Nine last-minute buys
Eight trips into town

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Seven sets of socks
Six perfume gift sets
Five made me cough
Four half-priced ties
Three were pretty good buys
Two candy dishes
And a cookbook featuring food from
On the 11th day of Christmas
My 5-year-old said to me:
"I want Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree."
On the 12th day of Christmas
I considered carefully
Twelve quick escape routes
Eleven presents now moot
Ten package carriers
Nine doubled as farriers
Eight Christmas baked treats
Seven kinds of sliced meat
Six toys with bells and whistles
Five had flying missiles
Four ways to wrangle
Out the door anything with a jangle
Three cups of tea
All with soothing properties
Two plans for next year
Both entirely Ronco free.
Leslie Roberts is News Editor of the
The Gadsden County Times in Quincy,
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County opens courthouse to visitors

The Wakulla County Court-
liouse was open for visitors last
week in an event that featured
,music and food.
' Wakulla Clerk of Courts
Brent Thurmond hosted the
open house on Tuesday, Dec.
4, and citizens were invited to
roam the clerk's offices and ask
questions of staff members.
"We've talked about doing
this for years," Thurmond said.
'""And we decided if we're going
'to do this, we just need to go
'ahead and do it."
Old court records were on
display, some going as far
back as 1892 with handwritten
entries in ledger books. One
case, from May 1894, included
t-a finding by a circuit judge that
-man was insane, adjudging
an "indigent lunatic," and
idering his commitment to the
te hospital.
SThe staff also had graphics

on display that illustrated how the courthouse of old materials the courtrooms given to the
the caseload has increased over - letters, documents, receipts public.
the past few years. That was and other items - that have A musical group, Possum Up
in addition to the permanent been found, a Gum Stump, performed in a
historical displays throughout There were guided tours of hallway on the first floor.

SThank you for your patronage \ #

�6 Merry Christmas "
'" & tiappgy New Year
,, Tammy Parker, ,
SEvelyn Giddens 11
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school board honors

llen Harvey for service

;; The Wakulla County School
Board recognized Allen Harvey,
Sr. of Crawfordville for more
than a decade of service as an
o .Adult Education instructor Tues-
" day, Nov. 20.
, For 14 years, Harvey served
as Chief of Fire Training. Harvey
' commented to the board that he
wasn't retiring to a rocking chair,
but rather would continue to be
involved as a firefighting consul-
tant and associate trainer.
Superintendent David Miller
commended Harvey on behalf of
the school board and the entire
Wakulla community.
S "There is no telling just how
many lives and how much prop-
erty has been saved as a result
, of the efforts of Allen over the
past 35 years."
School Board Chairman Jerry
r Evans and Sopchoppy Educa-
e tional Center Principal Dr. Tom
i Askins also praised Harvey for

Allen Harvey
his contributions to the commu-
nity and years of dedication.

Wakulla Spring's Peters

is DEP officer of year

The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
recently named Officer Scott
Peters as DEP's Division of Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year
for 2007, Officer Peters is one
of 91 Park Police Officers, who
patrol 161 state parks and eight
state trails, covering more than
700,000 acres statewide.
"Officer Peters consistently
demonstrates, models and rein-
forces the agency's mission and
fundamental values," said DEP
Division of Law Enforcement
Director Henry Barnet. "He is
an exemplary asset to the de-
partment and law enforcement
When nominated for this
prestigious award, Officer Peters
patrolled one of the busiest
parks in the state, John Pen-
nekamp Coral Reef State Park
in Key Largo. Last month, he
transferred to the Park Police's
Northwest District and is cur-

rently assigned to Wakulla
Springs State Park.
During his tenure in South
Florida, Officer Peters developed
an excellent rapport with local,
state and federal law enforce-
ment agencies. He worked tire-
lessly to maintain a high level
of coordination and cooperation
with these agencies. Officer
Peters dedicated himself to go
above and beyond the duties
of a police officer to assist in
the investigation and solving of
sensitive environmental crimes.
Due to his efforts, significant
environmental impacts have
been prevented or minimized
in South Florida.
Officer Peters demonstrates
his propensity to assist others by
being one of the Division's Field
Training Officers, providing in-
service training to other officers.
One non-supervisory sworn Law
Enforcement Officer is selected
as Officer of the Year.


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Our community helps in so many ways we can't count them all

The Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Center wants everyone to
have a wonderful year in 2008, As we
grow older the years seem to pass
faster and faster. The seniors had a
good year in 2007 and especially en-
joyed the holiday season, including
Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 2007,
the Senior Center provided a free
Thanksgiving dinner for all of the
Wakulla County residents who chose
to participate. There were 350 din-
ners served on the Tuesday evening
before Thanksgiving. Support for this
event was overwhelming and we will
provide another countywide Thanks-
giving dinner in 2008.
Wakulla County is among the
leaders in our nation for everyone
who wants to enjoy the later years

in life. While we may still have
needs for senior citizens, our services
available make this a wonderful
place to enjoy the "magic of aging."
The articles published by me and
our staff have reported the efforts
of the Senior Center. However, our
community serves in so many ways
that we are unable to identify all the
services. We do recognize that most
churches have an older group that
meets regularly and maintains those
much-needed social connections.
Other groups such as the Sopchoppy
Homemakers, Wildwood senior
golf group, Community Theater,
homeowner associations, and more
enhance the lives of our local older
population. I also notice that many
of our seniors participate in Rotary,

County Senior

H. Cat

R.H. Carter

Optimist, Health Department, library
and many other organizations. We
recognize that it takes the entire
county to make this such a great
place to enjoy life. If someone wants
exposure to a large city, they can find
it only a few minutes away. It doesn't
take long to escape and return to the
serenity of our community.

In 2008, as we report on the many
services provided by the Wakulla
County Senior Center, we will begin
to increase our reporting to include
other groups and organizations that
add to the quality of life for older
residents. We want everyone to
know how great it is to retire and
continue a happy life in Wakulla
The Wakulla News has opened
the door for us to report "Senior Liv-
ing in Wakulla County" to you on a
bi-monthly basis. Ron Isbell, Publish-
er, and Keith Blackmar, Editor, have
offered their wholehearted support
to this effort.
Joan E. Smith, niece of Ross and
Amy Linzy, has offered her services
as Public Relations writer. Joan will

Susan Yelton new CHAT president

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Chat
Members got together for their
Board of Directors Elections
and everything went well. Our
Christmas Party followed. We
had some really good food. Ev-
erybody had brought a dish and
we celebrated the Christmas
season. The new slate of board
members will be posted on our
web site after the January 2008
We have a new CHAT Presi-
dent for 2008. Her name is
Susan Yelton and she has been
writing the Tail Wagger column
for some time. I am certain that
many of you have enjoyed her
informative articles.
During the last year Susan
managed to get a very nice
group of people together to do
the adoptions for the animal
shelter at PETCO.
Our adoptions have in-

According to the National
Fire Protection Association
(NFPA), more than one-third of
home fire deaths in the U.S. oc-
cur during the winter months.
This season, your friends at
Allstate offer you holiday fire
safety tips, and we encourage
you to plan ahead with loved
ones to prevent a fire tragedy.
Cooking - Most home fires
start in the kitchen, so use
special caution when preparing
holiday meals. Keep towels and
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Phge 12B - THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007

Remembering Kate...22 years after her landfall

The Capital Area Chapter of the
A;nerican Red Cross remembers
tie late 1985 storm, Hurricane Kate,
22 years after is arrived in Wakulla
County. Crawfordville resident
Cynthia Christen also offers a few
The Red Cross reminds residents
that the hurricane season runs until
ov. 30, but storms can still have an
impact late in the season.
p "We lived in Wakulla County and
ist power due to Hurricane Kate for
e days just before the Thanksgiv-
ig holiday," said Christen. "We were
o a well, so had no water as well as
ro electricity. Our neighbor, closer
to a larger road, regained power in
three days, so our nightly ritual was
to shower at our neighbor's home.
MNy husband and I ran the Turkey
4Tot 10k on Saturday after the holi-
d4y, and I met a college student at
e race who invited me to shower
her sorority house. Thank good-
nIss for nice people. We were about
to load all of our laundry to take to
relatives for the holiday when the
pbwer returned in time to get that
4tne. Although an inconvenience,
it could have been much worse.
After Hurricane Kate, we bought a
generator, so we at least have mini-
x4al power and water for all of the
events since that time."

The Mission
The mission of the "Hurricane
Kate - It Happened Here" web site is
to archive North Florida's response
and recovery efforts associated with
the storm. Then to use the archive
as part of an ongoing hurricane
preparedness effort demonstrating
that hurricanes have and will strike
Florida's Big Bend Region.

Hurricane Kate - The Big Picture
The Storm
Hurricane Kate was the fourth
destructive hurricane of an active
1985 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It
wrought a 1,000-mile trail of destruc-
tion across Cuba, Florida and Georgia
between Nov. 18 and Nov. 22, 1985,
killed 15 people and causing $530
million (2005 US dollars) in damages.
Hurricane Kate is also the latest-
forming major hurricane on record in
the Atlantic.
In the fall of 1985, a strong high
pressure system persisted over the
southeastern United States, while
a major trough existed over the
southwestern United States. With
the exception of a minor cold front,
the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and
western Atlantic Ocean remained fa-
vorable for tropical development up
until November, with water tempera-
tures near 27 degrees C, and little
upper level shear. When a tropical

wave reached a position north of the
Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico, it
was able to organize under the favor-
able conditions, and became Tropical
Storm Kate on Nov. 15.
An anticyclone developed over
the Florida Keys, providing Hurri-
cane Kate with the opportunity to
strengthen. After drifting northwest-
ward, Hurricane Kate accelerated to
the west over the southern Bahamas,
becoming a hurricane on Nov. 16 and
a 110 mph hurricane on Nov. 19. It
hit northern Cuba on Nov. 19, where
200,000 people in Havana were evac-
uated. With the eyewall over land,
Hurricane Kate weakened to a 90
mph hurricane before emerging into
the Gulf of Mexico on the night of
Nov. 19. Hurricane Kate maintained
its organization while crossing north-
ern Cuba, and quickly re-strength-
ened in the Gulf of Mexico. It rapidly
intensified on Nov. 20 to a 120 mph
major hurricane. An approaching
frontal trough brought Hurricane
Kate to the northeast, where slightly
cooler waters over the northern Gulf
of Mexico weakened the hurricane.
It hit Mexico Beach, Florida late on
Nov. 21 as a 95 mph hurricane, and
quickly weakened over land. After
crossing Georgia, Hurricane Kate
approached very cold waters and
increasing upper level shear, causing
the hurricane to become extratropi-

cal on Nov. 23 while southeast of
North Carolina.
Late Formation
Hurricane Kate was unusual be-
cause it became a major hurricane in
November, one of only five storms to
do so. Other storms that became ma-
jor hurricanes in November include.
Hurricane Greta of the 1956 season,
a hurricane during the 1912 season,
Hurricane Michelle in 2001 and
Hurricane Lenny of 1999. Hurricane
Kate was also the latest-season major
hurricane, having become a major
hurricane on Nov. 20.

Overall Impact
The 125 mph gusts in Cuba
uprooted trees and caused heavy
damage to homes and buildings.
Ten people in Cuba died in drown-
ing accidents. The hurricane also
devastated 2.5 million sugar cane
harvest which plunged Cuba into an
economic crisis. It was so bad that
the United Nations was compelled
to provide; $2 million in emergency
relief funds to areas hard-hit by Hur-
ricane Kate.
Hurricane Kate's strong wins and
rained caused considerable damage
to homes, buildings and water craft,
amounting to $210 million (1985 US
dollars). Five people were killed in

Because the damage caused by
Hurricane Kate was not extreme
and the death toll relatively low, the
name was not retired. The name Hur-
ricane Kate was not used in 1991 or
1997 because those seasons did not
reach it on their lists, but it was used
for the 2003 season and will reap-
pear on the list for the 2009 season.
Hurricane Kate - Florida's Big Bend
The Storm
November 21, 1985
Landfall Location
Gulf County
Highest Winds Sustained
49 mph - Leon County
Highest Winds Gusts
69 mph - Leon County
Storm Damaged Area
Bay County
Calhoun County
Franklin County
Gadsden County
Gulf County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Leon County
Liberty County
Wakulla County
6 - Florida
Shelters Opened
149 - Florida
Evacuees Sheltered
22,436 - Florida

Regional Planning Council gets $159,000

Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) announced that
the U.S. Department of Com-
mnerce's Economic Development
Administration has awarded a
federal grant in the amount of
$159,000 to the Apalachee Re-
gional Planning Council.
The investment supports

development and implementa-
tion of a comprehensive eco-
nomic development strategy
in the region served by the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, which comprises Cal-
houn, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty,
and Wakulla counties.

"I have always said that
when neighboring counties and
communities of interest come
together, it's a good thing," said
Congressman Boyd.
"By focusing on regional
development and problem
solving, the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council can help to

encourage new jobs, attract new
investments, and bring new
folks to our area. This grant is
great news for North Florida."
The Apalachee Regional
Planning Council will bring
together the public and private
sectors in the creation of a de-
velopment planning framework

to diversify and strengthen the
regional economy.
The U.S. Department of Com-
merce's Economic Development
Administration serves as a ven-
ture capital resource to meet the
economic development needs
of distressed communities
throughout the United States.

Their mission is to lead the
federal economic development
agenda by promoting inno-
vation and competitiveness,
preparing American regions
for growth and success in the
worldwide economy.

Is your Medicare Drug

Plan naughty or nice?

By Grace-Marie Turner

The holidays are here again.
That means it's time for decora-
tions, gifts, family, friends, and
food. But during all the celebrat-
ing, seniors enrolled in Medi-
coe Part D should carve out
time to consider whether they
Want to stay with their current
prescription drug plan.
At the end of each year, from
Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, Medi-
care Part D provides seniors
with an open enrollment period,
an easy and convenient way to
switch plans - or sign up for the
first time.
Thanks to the plan's unique
design, seniors can choose from
a variety of plans offered by
private insurers.
Unlike traditional govern-
ment programs, where there's
just one plan for everyone,
Medicare Part D is structured so
that insurance companies must
compete for customers.
Consequently, prices have
stayed relatively low while cov-
erage options have flourished.
In fact, some plans cost just a
few dollars a month. That's why
more seniors than ever before
have prescription drug coverage.
This past year, Medicare Part
D provided benefits to almost
24 million people. Meanwhile,
polls have indicated that most
seniors are happy with their
coverage. This isn't to say the
program has no pitfalls.
Many plans don't cover every
brand-name drug, so members
might have to take a generic
medication instead of the brand
they were using prior to signing
up for Part
, D. Furthermore, for brand-
name drugs that still are under
patent protection, a generic
version won't even exist. To ac-
cess these treatments, members
might have to pay more out of
their own pocket. Or they might
have no choice but to take an
alternative drug.
So be sure to go over the op-
tions carefully, as different plans
cover different drugs. And the
drugs covered by each plan may
change from year to year.
Other problems with Part D
include the dreaded "doughnut
hole," or the gap in coverage
between moderate and high
drug expenses.
By making smart, informed
choices, however, seniors can of-
ten avoid the hole. In California,
for example, Part D enrollees
can choose between 14 different
plans that
offer coverage within the
gap. These plans often lowers
costs by promoting generics, but
at least one of them still covers

brand-name drugs.
And paying for the drugs
need not be a problem either.
All the major drug companies
have set up patient assistance
programs for senior who need
a little extra help paying the"
billeven if they don't qualify
for Medicaid.
Eligibility and application
procedures vary by company
and drug, but doctors can assist
patients with understanding
how these programs work.
Everyone who uses Medicare
should also consider a Medicare
Advantage program. About 20
percent of Medicare enrollees
currently utilize an Advantage
plan, most of which offer "co-
ordinated care" by covering
Medicare Parts A, B, and D.
These plans work through
private insurance companies in
order to combine medical and
drug coverage, doing away with
the need to deal with separate
The Medicare prescription
drug benefit works because it
utilizes the choice and flexibil-
ity that comes from the private
At the same time, Part D
makes purchasing prescription
medications safer, freeing se-
niors from the scary prospect of
going online in search of cheap
drugs from foreign distributors.
With 10 percent of the world's
prescription drug supply now
estimated to be counterfeit,
it's extremely dangerous to
purchase medicine from fly-by-
night Internet pharmacies.
All those seeking drug cover-
age have a multitude of options
to choose from, so there's no
reason to stick with a disap-
pointing plan. Meanwhile, any-
one who isn't covered should
take this opportunity to sign
up. With all the options that are
available, there's a plan that's
right for everyone. Now's the
time to find it.
Grace-Marie Turner is presi-
dent of the Galen Institute, a
research organization based in
Alexandria, Va., that focuses
on free-market ideas for health

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CASE NO.07-142-CA
JN1CA211 D4ST606395; and
$671.00 U.S. CURRENCY

1663 Canyon Creek Lane
Tallahassee, Florida 32305

2007 TXD 065
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The ERIC MILLS
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it Plaintiff,
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate # 1194 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 3
Block 33 Lot 22
Name in which assessed Letha B. Carden, Said
property being in the County of Wakulla. State of.
Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 5th day of December,
2007, at 10:00 AM.

and all persons who may have any right, title, or Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.
interest to the described personal property:

VIN JN1CA211D4ST606395; and $671.00 U.S.
to forfeit the above described personal property,
has been filed. Any person claiming an interest in
the above described property is required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the
Complaint on Mowrey & Miltchell, P.A., 515 North
Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-1111,
on or before Jan. 2, 2008, and file the original
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WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 31st day of Oct., 2007.
As Clerk of Court
By: Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
December 13, 20, 2007
2007 TXD 062
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Mark & Michael
Hudson, the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed' to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1091 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 1
Block 26 Lot'19
Name in which assessed Frances C. Hale, Said
property being in the County of Wakulla. State of
Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 5th day of December,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.
Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Laths M. Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk.of Circuit Court Wakulla County, Florida

Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court Wakulla County, Florida
December 6,13, 20, 27, 2007

2007 TXD 066,
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
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Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 5
Block 50 Lot 52
Name in which assessed Mindy Lynette Plymale,
Said property being in the County of Wakulla.
State of Florida..Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the property described
in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bid-
der at the courthouse door on the 5th day of De-
cember, 2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.
Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court Wakulla County, Florida
December 6,13, 20, 27, 2007
BID NUMBER 2007-17
COMMISSIONERS will receive sealed bids from
any qualified person, company or corporation in-
terested in constructing the following project:

December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007 Plans and specifications can be obtained at:
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 340 Trice Lane, Crawfordville, Fl 32327

2007 TXD 063
tionsbank the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 368 year of Issuance 2000
Description of Property
Panacea Park
Block II Lots 108 & 114
Name in which assessed D. Pyke & Clyde Carter
& American Civil Liberties Union, Said property
being in the County of Wakulla. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 5th day of December,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.
Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk
By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court Wakulia County, Florida
December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007
2007 TXD 064
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate # 1189 year of Issuance 2005
Description of Property
Wakulla Gardens Unit 3
Block 31 Lot 38
Name in which assessed Rose Marie Nodd, Said
property being in the County of Wakulla. State of
lorida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the.
courthouse door on the 5th day of December,
2007, at 10:00 AM.
Dated this 27th day of November, 2007.

Completion date for this project will be 210 days
from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder. Wakulla County re-
serves the right to select one bidder for all pro-
jects or individual bidders for separate road im-
provement projects. The contract timeframe will
be negotiated by Wakulla County and any individ-
ual contractor that Is awarded an individual road
Improvement project. Liquidated damages for fail-
ure to complete the project on the specified date
will be set at $500.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the project name, and the bid number.
Along with the bid, contractors are to submit a bid
bond amounting to 5 percent of base bid. Before
finalizing a contract, contractors are to furnish per-
formance, labor and material bonds amounting to
100 percent of contract sum. An authorized agent
who is a resident in Florida, who Is qualified for
the execution of such instruments, shall counter-
sign these bonds and the bond shall have at-
tached thereto Power of Attorney of the signing of-
Bids, accompanied by the Public Entity Crime
Statement and Bid Bond, must be submitted upon
the standard forms furnished by Preble-Rish, Inc.
The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Flor-
ida Statutes, on public entity crimes. The right is
reserved, as the interest of the Owner may re-
quire, to reject any and all bids and to waive any
informality in bids received.
Attention of bidders is called to the Licensing Law
of Florida. All bidders must comply with all appli-
cable state and local laws concerning licensing,
registration and regulation of contractors doing
business in Florida.
Attention of the bidders is particularly called to the
requirements as to conditions of employment to
be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid
under the Contract, Section 3 Segregated Facili-
ties, Section 109, Executive Order 11246, and all
applicable laws and regulations of the Federal
Government and State of Florida.
Wakulla County Board County Commissioners is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages
minority and women owned businesses to partici-
pate in this project as prime or sub-contractor.
Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. Eastern
Time, on January 4, 2008 at the Wakulla County
Public Works Department at 340 Trice Lane,
Crawfordville, Fl and will be opened and read
aloud at 3:05 P.M. The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.

Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk Cost for'Plans and Specifications will be $150.00
. By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
Clerk of Circuit Court Wakulla County, Florida made payable to Preble-RIsh, Inc.
December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007 December 13, 20, 27, 2007

Habitat for Humanity

Shadeville Highway

92 6-45 5 44
Open Tues. - Sat. * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4

CASE NO. 07-136-CA


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
Title to the following property In Wakulla County,
LOT(S) NUMBERED 19, 20, 51, & 52 IN BLOCK
W.akulla County Parcel ID No.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
tiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more than
thirty (30) days from the first publication date of
this notice of action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court-either before service on Plain-
-tiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED this 10th day December, 2007.
By: Teresa Brannan
Deputy Clerk
December 20, 27, 2007
January 3, 10, 2007

CASE NO. 07-137-CA


CASE NO.: 652007CA000124FCXXXX
whose residence is 4945 NW 6TH STREET, APT.
and who is evading service of process and the un-
known defendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defendant(s), who
are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right, title or inter-
est in the property described In the mortgage be-
ing foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Pairitiff's aftomey, "
whose address Is 801 S University Drive4-500. -:
Plantation, FL 33324 no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication of this notice of ac-
tion and file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at
WAKULLA County, Florida, this 11th day of Dec.,
BY: Teresa Brannan
DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation should contact
County Courthouse at 850-926-3341,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) orl-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
December 20, 27, 2007

FILE NO.: 2007-114-PR


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
Title to the following property in Wakulla County,
Wakulla County Parcel ID No.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to It
tiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more than
thirty (30) days from the first publication date of
this notice of action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorneys or Immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED this 7th day December, 2007.
By: Teresa Brannan
Deputy Clerk
December 13, 20, 27, 3, 2007

CASE NO. 07-138-CA

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
Title to the following property in Wakulla County,
Wakulla County Parcel ID No.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
tiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more than
thirty (30) days from the first publication date of
this notice of action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED this 10th day December, 2007.
By: Teresa Brannan
Deputy Clerk
December 20, 27, 2007
January 3, 10, 2007

The administration of the estate of Herbert
Frank, deceased, File Number 2007-114-PR is
ending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville
Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The name
and address of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set forth
All persons on whom this notice is served who
have objections that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are re-
quired to file their objections with this Court
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice must fil4'their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
Personal Representative:
Peter Frank
18 Firth Crescent, Box 1129
Mackenzie, British Columbia
Attorney for Personal Rep.:
Robert A. Route, P.A.
Robert A. Routa
Post Office Drawer 1600
Crawfordville, FL 32326
Fla. Bar No. 251461
December 20, 27, 2007

The Department announces receipt of an applica-
tion for a permit from Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioner, File Number
65-0241911-002-DF, to relocate and reconstruct a
public dock, expand an existing boat ramp,
dredge the area around the dock and boat ramp,
and reconstruct a seawall. This project will re-
quire a Sovereign Submerged Land Lease. This
project is located at the existing Rock Landing
dock and boat ramp facility off Rock Landing
Road in Section 25, Township 5 South, Range 2
West, Latitude 30* 01' 35" and Longitude 084 23'
14", Panacea, in Wakulla County. This property is
located in the Dickerson Bay, Class II, Prohibited
Waters of the State.
This application is being processed and is avail-
able for public inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the Northwest
District, Tallahassee Branch Office at 630-3 Capi-
tal Circle Northeast, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.
December 20, 2007

I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election
will be held In each county in Florida, on January
29, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of a
proposed revision to the constitution of the State
of Florida.

business and tang
the expansion of a
or limits of the am
specified by gene
which such exemi
business or expa
shall be determine
to grant such ext
from the date of
county or municip
referendum as pro
(d) By general I
specified therein,
valorem tax exer

Ballot Title: source device anc
Ballot Summary: of the device, and
This revision proposes changes to the State general law not to
Constitution relating to property taxation. (e) Any county or r
With respect to homestead property, this revision: of its respective
(1) increases the homestead exemption except provisions of this s
for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead historic preservati
property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of to owners of hist
their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next may be granted c
homestead. With respect to nonhomestead or municipality. Th
property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 of this exemption
exemption for tangible personal property and properties must b
(4) limits assessment increases for specified period of time for
nonhomestead real property except for school granted to a prop.
district taxes, by general law.
In more detail, this revision: E, . (f By general I
(1) .Increases the .homestead exemption .'by specified therein.
exempting the assessed value between$50,000 the assessed value
and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to personal property
school district taxes. valorem taxation.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save- SECTION 4. Taxa
Our-Homes benefits, law regulations s
Homestead property owners will be able, to secure a just va
transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new valorem taxation, I
homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 (a) Agricultural la
years after relinquishing their previous homestead; recharge to Flor
except, if this revision is approved by the electors exclusively for
in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is purposes may be
established on January 1, 2008, the previous assessed solely o
homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. (b) Pursuant to
If the new homestead has a higher just'value than property held for
the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be livestock may be v
transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just percentage of its
value, the amount of benefit transferred will be purposes, or may
reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed (c) All persons enl
S$500,000. This provision applies to all taxes, under Section 6
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes homestead asses.
of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal 1 of the year folk
property. This provision applies to all taxes. amendment. This
(4) Limits the assessment Increases for specified as provided hereir
nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each (1) Assessments s
year. Property will be assessed at just value changed annually
following an improvement, as defined by general those changes in
law, and may be assessed at just value following the lower of the fol
a change of ownership or control if provided by a. Three percent
general law.This limitation does not apply to school prior year.
district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective b. The percent c
January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the Index for all urban
electors in the general election held in 2018. all items 1967=10
Further, this revision: preceding calendar
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead the United States
exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did Labor Statistics.
not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all (2) No assessment
local governments. (3) After any cha
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be by general law,
repealed if a future constitutional assessed at just
amendment provides for assessment of following year, unl
homesteads "at less than just value" rather than (8) apply, Therex
as assessed as provi
currently provided "at a specified percentage" of (4) New homestead
just value, just value as of Jt
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon the establishment
approval by the electors and operate retroactively provisions of Darae
to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election shall only change
held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January (5) Changes,
1, 2009, if approved in the general election held improvements to
in November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessed as provic
assessment increases for specified real property however, after th
shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is addition, reduction
approved in a special election held on January 29, shall be assessed
2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this (6) In the event
revision is approved in the general election held in status, the property
November of 2008. by general law.
ARTICLE VII (7)The provisions
FINANCE AND TAXATION If any of the provis
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-- held unconstitutio
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used jurisdiction, the di
exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes affect or impair a.
shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, amendment.
owning property outside the municipality, may be (8)a. A person
required by general law to make payment to the homestead as of
taxing unit in which the property is located. Such of any subseauen
portions of property as are used predominantly homestead exem
for educational, literary, scientific, religious or this Article as of
charitable purposes may be exempted by general years immediately
law from taxation. of the new homes
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, homestead assess
cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in revision is aorovt
this state, household goods and personal effects who establishes a
to the value fixed by general law, not less than one 1. 2008. is entitle
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower assessed at less tl
or person who is blind or totally and permanently received a homes
disabled, property to the value fixed by general law 2007. The assessed
not less than five hundred dollars. homestead shall b
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the 1. If the lust val
purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to greater than or eg
the provisions of this subsection and general law, homestead as of J
grant community and economic development orior homestead
ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses value of the new h
and expansions of existing businesses, as of the new homes
defined by general law. Such an exemption may the lesser of $500
be granted only by ordinance of the county or the iust value and
municipality, and only after the electors of the homestead as of J
county or municipality voting on such question in a prior homestead v
referendum authorize the county or municipality to homestead shall b
adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted 2. If the lust val
shall apply to improvements to real property less than the lust
made by or for the use of a new business and as of January 1
improvements to real property related to the homestead was a
expansion of an existing business and shall also of the new homes
apply to tangible personal property of such new value of the new

ible personal property related to
n existing business. The amount
ount of such exemption shall be
iral law. The period of time for
option may be granted to a new
mansion of an existing business
ed by general law. The authority,
ermption shall expire ten years
approval by the electors of the
ality, and may be renewable by
'vided by general law.
aw and subject to conditions
there may be granted an ai?
option to a renewable energy
d to real property on which such
and operated, to the value fixed
lot to exceed the original cost!
d for the period of time fixed by
exceed ten years.
municipality may, for the purpose
tax levy and subject to thtj
ubsection and general law, grarin
ion ad valorem tax exemptions
oric properties. This exemption
inly by ordinance of the county
e amount or limits of the amount
and the requirements for eligible
e specified by general law. The
r which this exemption may bel
erty owner shall be determined,3

aw and subject to conditions
twenty-five thousand dollars. otj
e of property subject to tangible.
tax shall be exempt from ad

ltion; assessments.--By general,
hall be prescribed which shall
iluation of all property for ad!'
nd, land producing high water,.
rida's aquifers, or land used
noncommercial recreational
classified by general law andr
n the basis of character or use., -
general law tangible personal"
r sale as stock in trade and?
'alued for taxation at a specified.)
value, may be classified for tax
be exempted from taxation.
titled to a homestead exemption.
of this Article shall have their.:
sed at just value as of January
owing the effective date of this'
assessment shall change only
subject to this provision shall be
on January 1st of each year; but t
assessments shall not exceeds,
(3%) of the assessment for the'

change in the Consumer Price
consumers, U.S. City Average,
00, or successor reports for the;"
ar year as initially reported by'
Department of Labor, Bureau of

it shall exceed just value. -
nge of ownership, as provided
homestead property shall be,
value as of January 1 of the
ess the provisions of paragraph
ifter, the homestead shall be
ded herein.
sd property shall be assessed at
january 1st of the year following
of the homestead, unless tha
iraoh (81 aolv.That assessment
as provided herein.
additions, reductions, or-:
homestead property shall be '
ded for by general law; provided,
e adjustment for any change,i
n, or improvement, the property .
as provided herein.
of a termination of homestead'
y shall be assessed as provided[.

of this amendment are severable.""
ions of this amendment shall be
nal by any court of competent,
decision of such court shall not
ny remaining provisions of this'

who establishes a new ,
January 1. 2009. or January 1
t year and who has received a'
motion pursuant to Section 6 of
January 1 of either of the two
i receding the establishment
tead is entitled to have the rnew

d to have the new I

:ead exemption on January 1.
4 value of the newly established -

e determined as follows:
ue of the new homestead is

ual t t the ist ial la nf the n arir

ue of the new homestead is
value of the orior homestead'
of the year in which the prior.'
abandoned. the assessed value
stead shall be eaual to the lust
homestead divided by the Justi


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Legal Notice

galue of the prior homestead and multiplied
y the assessed value of the prior homestead
However. if the difference between the iust value
of the new homestead and the assessed value of
the new homestead calculated pursuant to this
sub-suboaragranh is greater than $500.000. the
aesessed value of the new homestead shall be
creased so that the difference between the just
value e and the assessed value equals $500.000
J'heareafter. the homestead shall be assessed as
"provided herein.
b: By general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for
application of this paragraph to property owned by
more than one person.
c() The legislature may, by general law, for
assessment purposes and subject to the
provisions of this subsection, allow counties and
municipalities to authorize by ordinance that
'historic property may be assessed solely on the
*,lasis of character or use. Such character or use
Assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
Adopting the ordinance. The requirements for
'eligible properties must be specified by general
*e) A county may, in the manner prescribed
by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the
extent of any increase in the assessed value of
that property which results from the construction
of reconstruction of the property for the purpose
of providing living quarters for one or more natural
or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner
of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least
,6ne of the grandparents or parents for whom the
livingg quarters are provided is 62 years of age or
l61der. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser
'of the following: .
,:1) The increase in assessed value resulting from
'construction or reconstruction of the property.
:(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of
'(he property as improved.
itf) For all levies other than school district levies.
,Assessments of residential real orooerty, as
'defined by general law. which contains nine units


97 Proo nert tax

limitations on property tax assessments --The
amendments to Sections 3. 4. and 6 of Article

VII. providing a $25,000 ex

1 for tangible

rooertyv providing an additional $25.000

nf th

- cnretna a imnnitation on'at

i through (cl

ti() Assessments subject I
hall be changed annually
assessmentt provided by law: b
asseesments shnal not exveed

to thisuosecunon aooroved at a sh
v on the date of 29.20oo08.or shall
but those changes in ,nrv,1 .s0n i
aJnnurv, 1 0010 if

d ten noerceant (10%\

b-' the assessment for the prior year.
f 21 No assessment shall exceed lust value.
:(31 After a chance of ownership or control. as
Defined by general law. including any change of
,nonnrnhin of a eal entity that owns the orooertv.

"such propettv shall be assessed at lust value as

.,on me next assess
tDroDertv shall be

lanuary 29. 2008.
v the electors and

Fencing. 519-1416.

receive a discount from the amount of the ad
valorem ta>: otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and resides in if the
disability was combat related, the veteran was
a resident of this state at the time of entering
the military service of the United States, and
the veteran was honorably discharged upon
separation from military service. The discount shall
be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the
veteran's permanent, service-connected disability
as determined by the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted
by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the
county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of
residency at the time of entering military service,
an official letter from the United States Department
of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the
veteran's serviceconnected disability and such
evidence that reasonably identifies the disability
as combat related, and a copy of the veteran's
honorable discharge. If the property appraiser
denies the request for a discount, the appraiser
must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons
for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The
Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual
application requirement in subsequent years. This
subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is
self-executing, and does not require implementing

anuary 1. 2008, or, if Child Care Available. Monday-Friday.
is state for approval Youth development professional
1 election, shall take looking to babysit your child during
dlowina such general
section 4 of Article their school holiday break. Call for
d (a) of that section, more information & references.
annual assessment 962-6144 or 766-3675.

nrnnortv shall takp

val of the electors and shall first CJ SERVICES-Lawn service; haul-
beginning January 1, 2009 if ing; cleanup; phone jacks installed;
tecial election held on January house washing, etc. Call 421-9365
lirst limit assessments beginning esi
- for estimate.

held in November of 2001
of Section 4 of Article \
January 1. 2019: however

Subsections (fl and (a) Compost for sale. 850-556-1178 or
are repealed effective 850-926-9064.
the legislature shall by

Joint resolution prooose an amendment abrogating
the repeal of subsections (f) and (a)l which shall be

electors of this state for approval
e general election of 2018 and. if

I Pare. i nereafter, sucn approved, shall take effect January 1. 2019.

'(4 Chanaes. additions. reductions, or

as provided for by general law: however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reductions or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as
provided in this

(ag For all levies other than school district levies.
assessments of real property that is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in subsections
(a) through (c) and ffl shall chance only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection
'shall be changed annually on the date of
assessment provided by law: but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%)
of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed lust value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property
shall be assessed at lust value as of the next
assessment date after a qualifying improvement.

Thereafter, such property
provided in this subsection.
(41 The legislature may orov

,shall be assessed at
assessment date after
control. as defined by
change of ownership of

shall be assessed as

wide that such property

a change of ownership or
general law. including any
fthe leanal ntity that owns

1 the orooerty. Thereafter, such property shall be

assessed as provided in this subsection,
I (5) Chanaes. additions, reductions

� or

I improvements to such property shall be assessed

as provided for by general law: I
adjustment for any change, addil

. orl

I improvement, the property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
'.SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable
j title to real estate and maintains thereon the
permanent residence of the owner, or another
legally or naturally dependent upon the owner,
shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except
assessments for special benefits, up to the
assessed valuation of twenty-five five thousand
dollars and. for all levies other than school district
levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty
thousand dollars and uo to seventy-five thousand
dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the
manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties,
jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly
by stock ownership or membership representing,
the owner's or member's proprietary interest in a
corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in
excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall
nnt annly with resent to any a sssment roll until

such roll is first determined to be in compliance
with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency
designated by general law. This exemption is
repealed on the effective date of any amendment
to this Article which provides for the assessment of
homestead property at less than lust value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed
any individual or family unit or with respect to any
residential .4nit. No exemption shall exceed the.
value of thereal estate assessable to the owner or,
in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion
which the interest in the corporation bears to the
assessed value of the property.

November 21. 2007
December 20, 2007

100 Employment

Handyman w/truck-odd jobs around
your home, i.e. windows, yards,
cleans vehicles, small carpenter re-
pairs, light hauling, pressure clean-
ing, etc. 926-7807.

110 Help Wanted

Caregiver for handicapped male.
Part-time. 7:30am-2:30pm Sat.-Sun.
$7/hr. 926-4843.

Floor Technician. Supervisor & lead
worker. Must have good DL & clean
background. Call 681-3148.

Full-time housekeeper & dishwasher
positions open at Wakulla Springs
State Park. 926-0700. Must be able
to work nights and weekends. Sub-
mit completed state of FL empoy-
ment application to front desk of
120 Services and Busi-

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

Free Estimates
Licensed ~ John Farrell

-subjeet ie AIR-CON OF WAKULLA
tiean fer all HEATING & A/C
amount not Maintenance & Service
� asese Gary Limbaugh, 926-5592
FL Lic. #CAC1814304
exemption 3232 Crawfordville Highway
canditlens All about concrete. Joseph Francis.
increased 850-556-1178 or 850-926-9064.

1 85-90-82

Harold Burse Stump Grinding

Residential and Commercial: New
Construction, Additions, and Remod-
eling. Lic.#CRC057939 Morris Brown
509-3632, Paul Williams 933-5174..

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

Specializing in repair and service,
residential and commercial, homes
and mobile homes. 24-hour service.
Mark Oliver, ER0015233. 421-3012.

Bushhogging, Boxblading Driveway.
Larry Carter Owner/Operator.
850-925-7931, 850-694-7041. Li-

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

119 Spokan Tra approx. 115 sq.ft of

storage space in the attic. Great price for a 3BR/2BA hon

Contractor will pay an $800.00 refrigerator allowance.

(OhI." B Call Listing Agent for Information!

SAlan Reese


Realty areese@obrealty.com

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18. Make goo-goo
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40. Barely survive
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52. Robin's nickname
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Commercial, residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service, instal-
lation. All makes and models. Lic.
#RA0062516. 926-3546.

Mr. Stump
Quick Service
Cellular: 509-8530

Need Cash?
Got Junk Cars, Trucks, & Scrap?
I Buy Scrap Metals!!
850-838-JUNK (5865)
State Certified Scales.

New construction, additions, wood
rot, decks & fences. Lic. & Ins. 25yrs
experience. Call David 345-0336 or
Bryan 363-1401. Chatham Construc-
tion, Inc.

Nikki's Trucking, LLC. Licensed and
bonded. Mobile home transport & in-
stall services. We also haul rock,
sand and gravel. Donnie Cruse
(850)510-2195. Nicole Cruse
Paul's Trucking.
10-wheeler. Road-base, fill dirt, &
gravel. Call for more information.
850-528-6722. Call Paul for better
prices. Paulstrucking.com.

Furniture refinishing. No vat dipping.
Antique restoration. Custom design
built-ins & accent pieces.
30 yrs. experience. 273-0689.

We Process Deer, Raker Farms.
125 Schools and Instruc-


Michelle Snow

200 Items For Sale

Home Gym. Welders platinum cross-
bow. Was $800 new, asking $500.
Includes all attachments & extra mo-
tor. 74+ exercises. 574-7425.

Abundance of bedding, sofas, inte-
rior/exterior doors, windows/screens,
fiberglass shower units and light fix-
tures. Open Tuesday thru Saturday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 940 Shadeville Hwy.
(Hwy. 61), 926-4544.

220 Cars

'04 ACURA TL. 12,500MI. GOLD.
Must see. Always garaged. Fully
loaded, GPS & bluetooth. 926-3551.
'96 Ford. Windstar GL. 179K, 3.8 V6,
AC/Rear, Built-in child seats, PW,
PDL, Cruise, CD/am/fm. Ask $3000
OBO. 850-926-4022.

225 Trucks

For sale '99 Dodge Ram 1500. 4WD,
low miles looks great, runs great.
$6750. Call David 980-1859.
235 Motorcycles and 4-

New BMX mini 4-wheeler. 110cc
w/large tires. Warranty & helmet.-
$400 OBO. 926-9323.

240 Boats and Motors

FOLD-A-BOAT,12 ft. with accesso-
ries, 5 hp Yamaha motor and nearly
new galv. trailer. Great for Camping!!
$1,475 (850) 926-3101.
265 Computers and Inter-
net I

Four used IBM personal computers.
Excellent condition. Good for small
business or home. Call John
508-3011. $585 each.

275 Home Furnishings

Dining Room - Beautiful cherry table,
2 arm & 4 side chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in boxes, can de-
liver. Must move, $799.

New Queen Orthopedic Pillowtop
Mattress Set in sealed plastic. Full
warranty. Sacrifice $275. Can deliver.
Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic with warranty.
$150. Call Sandi 850-222-9879.

Sofa & Loveseat. Brand new 100%
Microfiber, still wrapped, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $499. (delivery
available). 850-425-8374.

Solid Wood Cherry sleigh bed-Brand
New in box, $250. (850) 545-7112.

300 Misc. for Sale

2000' Chevy van, 15-passengers.
79,000 mi. Power accessories. Front
& rear A/C. $6,800 OBO. Call

335 Pets

Adopt a pet from the animal shelter:

Retriever/Chow mix
Cocker Spaniel, black/white
Lab, yellow
Labs, black
Terrier mix
Hound mixes
Jack Russell mix
Lab mixes
St. Bemard mix
Chihuahua mixes
Rat Terrier mixes
Many other nice mixes. Come and
take a look.

Lab puppies, 4 mo. old
Beagle/Walker mix
White Lab mixes, 3 mo. old

Adult cats and kittens, very nice.

Established 55-gallon fish aquarium
with wooden stand. Comes with gravel,
several plants, extra filters, heater,
lighted hood, and three different kinds
of fish. One South African Cichlid
approximately 12 in. long, orange
& white in color. Two Plecostomus
approximately 8-12 in. long, and two
Cordoras approx. 1-2 in. long. All
fish are at least 2 years old.
.-" Great addition to any room.
To come by and see,
: Q please call 544-6791.
' Asking $100.00

Get hook, round, & tapeworms. Ro-
tate Happy Jack tapeworm tablets
and Liqui-Vict.(tag). SOPCHOPPY
HARDWARE (962-3180) (www.hap-

355 Yard Sales

Find treasures and historical publica-
tions at The Old Jail Museum Thrift
Shop, High Drive, behind Court-
house, Saturdays 9 to 1.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, December 20, 2007-Page 15B

500 Real Estate, Homes

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


510 Acreage for Sale

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

Please report
orphaned or
injured wildlife

"Sellin' It !!"
Last week I wrote about some of
the little things that sell, or prevent
the selling of your home. Continu-
ing that theme, let's think space.
Potential buyers aren't just inter-
ested in living space. They're also
looking for storage space. Look at
your closets, attic and other stor-
age areas. Now's the time for yard
sales, giving to charity, and getting
rid of unnecessary items.

Susani Council
(850) 251-1468
Alliance Realty Company
www.susancouncil.com -

Make your bathrooms shine.
Check and repair damaged or ugly
,caulldkingin your 'tub and show-
ers. Display your best towels, bath
mats, and shower curtains. Get
rid of mildew and soap scum.
Create dream bedrooms. Wake
up prospects to the cozy comfort of
your bedrooms. Get rid of excess
furniture and ensure colorful bed-
,spreads and curtains. Pull back
your curtains so prospects can see
how bright and cheerful the rooms
are in your home.
Rock and roll will never die, but
it might kill a sale. Keep the vol-
*ume down on TV's and stereos
-during a showing. Better yet, turn
off the television. Soft music in
the background could be a plus.
Baking aromas may entice as well.
For more pointers just call
;me and Alliance Realty! Merry



16 Acres



520 Townhouses for Rent

2BR/2.5BA Townhouse for rent. With
screened porch. 18C Old Courthouse
Way. First month half rent. Section 8
accepted. $800/mo. 933-5242.

3BR/1 BA Duplex in Tallahassee be-
hind FSU off Lake Bradford. 1 ready
to rent. $700/mo. Call (321)439-8200.
530 Comm. Property for R

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

Crawfordville Retail Office Space.
1250 sq.ft. Corner location. For infor-
mation call 545-6956.

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

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




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

Warehouse space available. 1440 sq
ft. Equipment or commercial parking.
1426 Shadeville Hwy. Call

545 Homes for Sale

Best Deal in Crawfordville.
Located-Wakulla Gardens. 3BR/2BA.
Vaulted ceilings, huge den.
1850sq./ft. w/500sq./ft. storage
shed. Large screened-in patio. Set
on 4 lots w/paved drive, fenced. Ask-
ing $164,900. Call
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/1BA home located in Sop-
choppy, bonus room and fenced
yard. No Pets. References required.
$750/mo. lst/last/dep. Owner/Broker
3BR/2BA Duplex in Crawfordville.
Water/appliances included. $850/mo.
$600/deposit. 926-8905 leave mes-
3BR/2BA in downtown Crawfordville!
$750/mo. $750/security. Ochlock-
onee Bay Realty: 850-984-0001

Cozy Canal-Side Abode
77 Gulf Breeze Dr.
2BR/2BA coastal home on deepwater ca-
nal w/ dock located in beautiful Oyster
Bay Estates. Features custom tile in living Call
106 W. 5th Ave. area, wrap-around deck, outdoor shower, Donna Card
850-222-2166 tel 320 Fscreened porch, large mezzanine, & 850-508-1235
www.wmleeco.com hurricane shutters. $670.000. m
***New Subdivisions* 2 acre tract in Vakulla Forest New .
Allsubdivisions have i dli paed road, and cit% %at er Construction!. --
underground electric and watel ,2.5'.'.' alloaince 554.9n10. HOP approt ed , :
Carmen Maria - $34,900. 1� ac. Carmen Rocio - Perject 1219 square foot
tracts near Lake Talquin. opportunity ,> lowest priced lot! home in Montejo Almost Complete!
Savannah Forest - $45,900. 2 ac. lot off Shadeville Hwy near Subdivision, Come home to this spacious
1� ac. tracts off Wak. Arran Rd. Wakulla Station. $64,900. Tallahassee. 3BR/2BA 1515 square foot
Established Community! Two 5+ acre tracts off 3BR/2BA with tile home Features include brick
and Hardie board, 11' x 17'
Sellars Crossing - $65,900. . Rehwinkel Rd. with large trees and carpet, vaulted patio, large 2 car garage,
1+ ac lots inNorth Wakulla. on the back of properties and a ceiling in living ceiling fans throughout, vaulted
Steeplechase - $96,900 to small pond. room, custom trim ceilings in the living area, & in
$109,900. 5 ac. wooded tracts. $134,750 and $136,250. package, knock- the master bedroom - tray
Horse friendly! 2 acre tract with large down finish walls, ceilings and his and her closets.
Walkers Mill - $69,900. hardwoods in Beechwood ceiling fans, and a Great for first time home
2 ac. wooded lots, located on Subdivision off fully equipped buyers!! $189,900. Upgrade
Lower Bridge Road. Shadeville Highway. $52,900. kitchen. $159,900. package available


. 119 Hickory Ave.
This 1,260 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA home is a new
construction with carport and many upgrades.
SCall now to pick colors and flooring.


Call us today for
Financing Options

65 Susquehanna Trail
This 1,204 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA is a new construction with many
upgrades. This extraordinary home has an
:,,---awm ,a%% mnaflpornlan Call now to Dick colors.



Realty Group

SusanJones i .e Tami McDowell
(850) 566-7584 co .. (850) 556-1396

3BR/2BA new Wakulla Gardens
home for rent. No smoking or pets
allowed inside. $850 per month.
Home for rent, Ig 3/2 w/family room
& fireplace. Approximately 2,200 sf.
on 2 acres. Available immediately,
$1,250/mo. Call now (321)439-8200.
3BR/2.5BA Spectacular view, pool,
tennis courts, & walk to Angelo's.
$1400/monthly & weekly rates avail-
able. 850-766-2123.

560 Land for Sale i

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.
2 acres for sale off Shadeville Rd.
Commercial potential. Highest & best
offer. Call 407-718-8469.
Five tracts on Smith Creek. 1 5-acre,
2 10-acre, 1 99-acre, 1 124-acre.
$7,000/acre. Owner financing possi-
ble. 984-0093.
565 Mobile Homes for

3BR/2.5BA DWMH, fireplace, roman
tub, living room, family room on 2.3
acres. Private area/secluded in
Crawfordville off Shadeville Hwy.
$800/mo. (321)439-8200.
Panacea Close to Marina
3BR/1BA freshly painted and new
carpet. Front porch, back deck, shed
for boat & car. $600/deposit.

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neat, and well-maintained. Front anr
rear decks. New paint, carpet and
some appliances. No pets. Lease
purchase option, owner-financing
available for qualified buyers. Call
Leigh for more information
580 Rooms for Rent/Room-l
mates I

Roommates wanted to share beauti-
ful new home, should be ready Jan.
1, 2008. Each bedroom has private
bathroom attached. All Utilities in-
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