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One of the wonderful things about liv-
ing in a small community is celebrating
Christmas "small town style." Sopchoppy
recently held "Christmas in Sopchoppy" and
Santa Claus, top, came into the community
to greet children "in style." Above right,


Board addresses


the unemployed

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN That topic was somewhat
wsnowdenAthewakullanews.net divisive, though. While fresh-
Expressing concern about man County Commissioner
the grave economic condi- Lynn Artz said she had been
tons for some Wakulla Coun- prompted to suggest the
ty families, especially those workshop after the idea was
whose livelihood depends broached at the Economic
on construction trades, county Development Committee,
commissioners held a work- the Chamber of Commerce
shop last week to discuss expressed its reservations
what can be done to help. about it, pointing to liability
Among the recommenda- issues as well as a concern
tons were for the jobless to that groups of men standing
take advantage of retraining around a business like Ace
opportunities at Workforce or Wal-Mart looking for day
Plus, locating some sort of cen- work might appear somewhat
tral job board wheie people unsavory and scare off some
can see what work is available, customers.
and working to coordinate County Commissioner
with local churches to create Mike Stewart commented
a food bank. that he felt there wasn't a
The workshop was held on need for a central day labor
Tuesday, Dec 16, ostensibly to location because there's no
discuss a central location for work to do.
day laborers seeking work. Continued on Page 5A


Sauls blasts jurors

who don't show up


Medart Elementary School student Tiffany
Norman enjoys her opportunity to speak to
St. Nick about her Christmas wishes. Top
left, a gingerbread man (or woman) helps
get Christmas shoppers in the holiday
mood on the sidewalk. The annual event


gives Sopchoppy merchants and visiting
vendors a chance to display their wares
about two weeks before Christmas. Wakulla
County may not have snow, but thanks to
the efforts of event organizers, we're all in
the holiday spirit.


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
At jury selection for a
drug trial this ,week, Wakul-
la Circuit Judge N. Sanders
Sauls threatened to find the
20 people who didn't show
up for jury duty in contempt
of court, and excused the
others from jury service for
10 years.
There were 35 summons
sent out to citizens to report
for jury duty on Monday,
Dec. 15 in circuit court.
Only 14 showed up. One
of those was excused and
the remaining 13 were inter-
viewed and seven selected
for a jury.
In comments to those in
the jury pool who weren't
selected, Judge Sauls di-


rected the clerk's office
to send an order to show
cause to the people who
didn't answer the summons
so they can explain why
they missed. "They better
have a good excuse," the
judge said, "like they got
struck by lightning or hit
by a Mack truck."
If found in contempt of
court, the judge could fine
them $500 and sentence
them to jail.
The clerk's office indi-
cated that three or four
people who received no-
tices had been excused
before the Monday, Dec. 15
court date.

Continued on Page 5A


Big Bend Regional Partnership discusses issues


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
'wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Wakulla County Commis-
sion Chairman Howard Kessler
told regional visitors about the
county's priorities for the com-
ing year, which include efforts
at water protection. "It's pretty
dismal when we get to our
beaches and can't use them,"
he said.
"Other priorities, Kessler said,
include a community center,
health care, energy efficiency
in county buildings, and updat-
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plan and land development
code. Kessler discussed the
priorities at a meeting of the
Big Bend Regional Partnership
on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The
group met for lunch at Wakulla
Springs,.hosted by Wakulla
County.
The Big Bend Regional Part-
nership is an informal group of
local governments, state agen-
cies and other interested parties
who gather to discuss issues of
area concern. Tallahassee Mayor
John Marks, who organized the
group, pointed out the terrace
window at the springs and the
need for springs protection as
an example of the need for
regional commitment to solve
problems.
"Wakulla County can't do it
alone," Marks said. "Tallahassee


is part of the problem, we need
to be part of the solution."
Besides Kessler, other local
attendees included freshman
Wakulla County Commissioner
Lynn Artz, County Administra-
tor Ben Pingree and members
of his staff, and city officials
from both Sopchoppy and St.
Marks.
In a discussion of wastewa-
ter management, Mayor Marks
commented that, in connection
to land-use planning, that some
land uses are not' compatible
with land types.
"It's important that landown-
ers have the right to know what
they can do with their land," he
said, adding that they may not
be able to do what they thought
they could do.
Continued on Page 5A


Tallahassee Mayor John Marks discusses issues of mutual interest at the Springs.


Lawsuit challenging impact fees thrown out


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
The lawsuit challenging the le-
gality of the moratorium on impact
fees was dismissed two weeks ago
by the judge in the case, who found
that the woman who brought the
lawsuit lacked standing.
The lawsuit was filed by Mad-
eline Carr shortly after the county
commission voted 3-2 to stop
collecting impact fees as a means
to help local tradesmen. Carr,
represented by attorney Ross Staf-
ford Burnaman, challenged the
action on a number of procedural


grounds, such that it was done im-
properly the commission should
have enacted a new ordinance
rather than passing something en-
titled moratorium, and that would
have required a super-majority
4/5ths vote,
But Wakulla Circuit Judge N.
Sanders Sauls released an order
on Friday, Dec. 5, finding that Carr
failed to establish standing that
is, that she was enabled by law
or was otherwise substantially af-
fected differently than others.
At a hearing on Oct. 29, Judge
Sauls compared the case to a re-


cent federal case in which a judge
dismissed a lawsuit questioning
whether one of the presidential
candidates had presented a valid
birth certificate finding that the
citizen who filed the lawsuit did
not have standing to do so.
County Attorney Ron Mowrey
commented that he intended to
seek a judgment for attorney's fees,
saying the case was frivolous.
Carr declined the opportunity to
comment on the case.
A homeowner who sued a
concrete company for pouring a
driveway that later cracked and


crumbled won a judgment for
nearly $20,000 in a bench trial last
week.
After a short trial, Circuit Judge
N. Sanders Sauls found North
Florida Concrete liable for damages
in the case because the unsatisfac-
tory job was a breach of contract.
The judge determined there was
no alternative but to tear out the
driveway and re-pour it.
. Homeowner Fletcher Christian,
represented by Tallahassee at-
torney Brian Wolk, was awarded
$19,968 in damages.








Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008




Comment &7Opinion

Established in Wakulla County in 1895


Holidays give, us a chance to say thank you


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
Christmas has arrived and
the office is quieter than it has
been for a while. Santa Claus
is getting ready for his, trek,
the elves have been working
hard and the reindeer have
been stocking up on the carbs
and protein for their night of


hard work.
We have shifted into special'
deadline mode so that we can
get The Wakulla News to our
readers prior to Christmas. It
is also a time when our em-
ployees attempt to catch up on
vacation time,
Any employee vacation time
earned 'in 2007 and not used
by 2008 is lost, so we have a
slimmer staff at the end of
the year.
But we have a special Christ-
mas section in today's paper
and next week we will have a
section of the paper dedicated
to the events of the past 12
months. In the newspaper
business we call it the "Year
in Review."
Newspapers use the Year
in Review to be entertaining,
informative and to say good-
bye to many of the stories we
have worked hard on during


the year.
One great thing about the
newspaper business is that I
can find an old birth, engage-
ment, obituary or other news
story months after they have
been published. It is fun to look
back at old issues to see what
"Joe and Susie" looked like in
their engagement photograph
now that they are 55 and have
six children.
This is also a time to thank
the hard-working and dedi-
cated staff that we have for
the time they have given the
newspaper over the past 12
months.
The economy has created a
shrinking phenomenon on the
size of newspaper staff every-
where, although when you are
already a small staff there can't
be too much shrinkage.
Thanks to Bill for putting
in long hours atVendless meet-


ings and for helping me cover
things when the production
work exploded during the 2008
election season. I know there
were other things he wanted
to do rather than live in the
supervisor of election's office
for seven days in November.
Thanks to Eric for being
young enough to understand
all of our computer software
and for having the creativity
to make our finished product
look very nice.
Thanks to Lynda for having
the dedication and love for the
paper and to somehow enjoy
the million hours she puts in.
Her advertising duties are a
full-time job, but we try to get
her into some photography
as well.
Thanks to Sherry for show-
ing professionalism and dedi-
cation as our bookkeeper.
She always treats customers


Remembering Brett McMillan after 20 years


Brett and Stalena


Editor, The News:
In honor of Brett Derek
McMillan: March 8, 1953-Dec.
20, 1988.
I can't remember his voice.
However, I can remember the
look in Daddy's eyes full of
so much love yet so much
pain. His smile let me know
everything was okay. .
Daddy had already suffered
the loss of my mother to can-
cer, then suffered a strenuous
custody battle to restore me
back home with him. He re-


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mained strong through it all
trying to make every day bet-
ter than the day before. Eveni
twenty years after his murder,
I recall these and other en-
during memories about my
father, Brett Derek McMillan,
whose life was exterminated
on Dec. 20, 1988-the day after
my fourth birthday.
Daddy was a hard working
man who enjoyed life. Daddy
was always up and'working
before dawn. Daddy would
often take me to work with
him so he could spend as
much time with me as pos-
sible. I remember one time
he worked all night laying
concrete so he could take my
stepbrother Sonny and me to
Disney World that morning.
No matter how long he
worked or how tired he was,
Daddy always made time for
me and his family to make
memories. I always wanted to
help him to do everything. I
am not sure if perhaps many
of those times my help was
more of a hindrance. For
example, I remember those
many times that my helping
I


him wash the dishes caused
more water on the floor than
on the dishes. Yet Daddy did
not say anything because he
just loved seeing me happy.
My fond memories are scarred
with those that began on that
tragic December morning 20
years ago.
As I looked out that kitchen
window, I could see Daddy
walking toward the front door.
Then I heard a gunshot and
watched Daddy fall to the
ground. I remember sensing
this would be the last time I
was going to see Daddy. These
and other painful memories
wear upon the hearts of many
of my surviving family mem-
bers. My family and I have
mourned the time lost to en-
joy and grow old with Daddy,
stolen from us 20 years ago
at the young age of 35. As a
community, we all suffered a
great loss.
Please say a prayer and
ask God to continue to help
us heal.
Stalena Danielle
McMillan Teague
Wakulla County


A very big thank you
Editor, The News: bring an unwrapped toy, or
A big thank you is not non-perishable food. On Dec
enough to say to everyone 13, Savannah's Country Buf-
who has helped this year in fet and Wakulla Free Riders


the local toy runs for needy hosted a toy run and we
families. On a wet and rainy escorted by a Wakulla Coun
Thanksgiving weekend, es- Sheriff's deputy as anoth
corted by a Wakulla County 45 bikers rode from Walma
Sheriff's deputy, the Iron to Savannah's in the cold
Ravens toy run consisted watch the second annual po
of about 50 bikes who iode fat wrestling event.
from T-Customs in Woodville
to Ouzts Too in Newport to Continued on Page 3A


ere
Lty
ier
art
to
irk


with great respect even if the
customer is a little hot under
the collar.
Thanks to Tammie for agree-
ing to become the General
Manager in January, 2008 so
that she can speak to the cor-
porate folks in Kentucky and
our regional brethren in Crystal
River. She allows me to focus
more on the nuts and bolts
end of the newspaper rather
than things like the yellow
and orange safety vests that we
have been asked to wear if we
ever cover an event on a state
or federal roadway. (Some ob-
scure regulation that somebody
found out about somewhere.
Who has that kind of time?)
Recently we added Denise
arid Gary who have not been
around all that long, but show
the same spirit as our oldtimers
(that would be Lynda) do.
I love to listen to Denise talk

Clarification


to Miami law firms in Spanish.
How did we do it years ago?
Gary is a great help in making
sure we are updated on our
web site on a regular basis,
Leave it to Gary to figure out
a way to do it without tearing
out his hair.
The Internet site is won-
derful, but it can be very time
consuming. It seems as though
we are putting out two publica-
tions.
Little Eric has also pitched
in and helped us when we are
low on manpower. ; *
. Thanks to all of our dedi-
cated readers for allowing us
to do what we love to do each
week. We couldn't survive
without you.,
Have a wonderful holiday
seasonal
Keith Blackmar is Editor
of The Wakulla News


In the Dec. 18 issue of The Wakulla News, a drug bust
article stated that a search warrant was recently served at the
Maiorano home in Ochlockonee Bay, The warrant was served
at the home, but narcotics were discovered inside a vehicle
parked at the home.

WEEK IN WAKULLA

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
CHRISTMAS EVE
Thursday, December 25, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Friday, December 26, 2008
COUNTY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresa's
Episcopal Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at the
senior center at 12:45 p.m.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the
senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on
Tuesday)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfdrdville
Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
WHOOPING CRANES will be the theme of the
"Families in Nature" program at the St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge with activities from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
MEN'S FRATERNITY OF WAKULLA meets at First
Baptist Church of Crawfordville at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 29, 2008
COUNTY COMMISSION WORKSHOP will be held
in the commission boardroom at 2 p.m. on
impact fees.
LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at
1:30 p.m. (Also Wednesdays at 2 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
BOOK BUNCH, for pre-school and home school
families, meets at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets at the senior
center at 12:45 p.m.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 7 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at
the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Thursday, January 1, 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR











Clerk reports county earned


$125,000 on its investments


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
With more than $4.5 million
in its investment portfolio,
Wakulla County earned more
than $125,166 in investment
income, according to Clerk of
Courts Brent Thurmond, who
oversees the investments.
Thurmond had presented
the earnings information to
the new board of county com-
missioners at their orientation
workshops earlier this month.
The results were posted on the
clerk's web site on Thursday,
Dec. 18.
The clerk also posted com-


ments on the investment
strategy, saying the the county
has been withdrawing its
money from the State Board of
Administration's fund as it be-
comes available, and putting it
in investments rated with the
highest safety rating of Quali-
fied Public Depositories.
"Since all of the upheaval
in the world financial mar-
kets," Thurmond said, "and
the problems that surfaced
with the state-managed (SBA
Local Government Investment
Pool) fund, we have made
some changes in our invest-
ment approach.


"Before," he said, "we al- ernment regular operations,
ways felt that one of the safest Last year, as word spread


investments for Florida funds
was the SBA. That changed
after these problems and the
state not assuming respon-
sibility for their decisions,
including those not consistent
with their own policies."
The Florida investment
pool, one of around 100 or so
nationwide, is like a money-
market fund that was sup-
posed to provide a safe, liquid
vehicle for investors to park
cash used temporarily. The
money in the fund is generally
used for payroll and other gov-


that the state had invested $2
billion of LGIP funds in sub-
prime securities that collapsed
days later, local governments
started a run on the fund
that led to the state limiting
withdrawals.
"We continue to focus on
the three statutory elements
of investing of public funds
in Florida," Thurmond said.
"which are in order of priority:
safety. liquidity and return."


Please keep service men, women safe


Editor, The News:
As my wife and I are both
former members of the U.S,
Armed Services and have a
son who also proudly serves,
we ask that you not follow
up on the well-meaning but
flawed request to seek out and
publish the current service ad-
dresses of the young men and
women from Wakulla County
currently serving our country
in various positions around
the world.


While many of us in Wakul-
la may love them dearly and
approve of the missions they
are involved with, others may
not-and this is where the
problem lies,


From a security standpoint,
publishing such an address
list would, at the very least,
expose these service members
to harassing mail from those
who choose to disagree with
the role they've taken on.
You only need to look at the


activities of anti-war and anti-


like a great idea, but it unfor-


government activists to realize tunately becomes a potentially
that such a public list could dangerous idea when taken
subject our service members in the context of our current
to derision, ridicule and, God day and times. Please do not
forbid, physical harm. do this.
We strongly recommend They keep us safe. Let's do
that The Wakulla News not our best by returning the favor
compile and make public an and do what we can to keep
address list of these individu- them safe.
als who are so valiantly serv- Barry A. and
ing us and our country in such Melinda M. Waters
difficult and controversial Crawfordville
times. It does indeed sound


Panacea Christmas was a great success


Editor, The News:
On behalf of the Panacea
Waterfronts Florida Partner-
ship, we would like to thank
the following people for mak-
ing "A Panacea Christmas" a
great success.
Wakulla High School
R.O.T.C.; Wakulla Bank; Guy
Revell; Bubba and Rosie; Dol-
lar General; Panacea Blue Crab


Festival; Panacea Volunteer
Fire Department; Big Top
Supermarket; Macon Metcalf;
Ivanhoe Carroll; Walt Dickson;
Richard Shepherd; Sonny
Lemire; Panacea Full Gospel
Assembly and Pastor B. B. Bar-
wick; Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office; Wakulla County Parks
& Recreation Department;
Lynda Kinsey and The Wakulla


News.
Winners of "A Panacea
Christmas" Parade:
Categories:
Horse-Georgia Posey; Golf
'Cart-Kinsey Miller; Float/Pon-
toon-Mike Falk and Sherry
Fletcher; Small Boat-Mark
Mitchell and John Trumbull;
House/Residence-Patsy Byrd;
Non Profit-Panacea Vol-


unteer Fire Department; and
Business-Gulf Coast Metal.
Thanks to all of the busi-
nesses and residents who
participated in decorating, and
the community of Panacea for
their support.
Paige Killeen and
Sherrie Miller
Co-Chair
"A Panacea Christmas"


Internet poll reveals thoughts on election


THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday Dec. 24, 2008 Page SA

Big thank you


Continued from Page 2A
These two events have
gathered enough toys to help
100 needy children in Wakulla
County with distribution by
the St. Marks Volunteer Fire
Department. With everyone's


hard work and donations of
time and door prizes, the ac-
tivities made this a very Merry
Christmas for the children and
families. Thank you,
Ethel Jefferson
St. Marks


The News will be out

early again next week
Wakulla County will celebrate New Year's Day on Thursday,
Jan. 1 as the beginning of 2009 is celebrated across the nation.
The school district and county commission offices will be
dosed for the holidays on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 1 and Jan.
2. Many businesses will be dosed during the holiday weekend.
The Wakulla News will be dosed on New Year's Day.
The newspaper was published early during the holiday
week. Subscribers will receive their newspaper in the mail on
Wednesday, Dec. 31. The paper will be on the newsstands on
Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 30. Readers can also check our web
site, www.thewakullanews.com, for news, sports and other
information.
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, The Wakulla News office will close
at 3 p.m. (perhaps a little earlier) so that our staff can enjoy
the holiday with their loved-ones.

Thanks for helping

make bags a success


Editor, The News%
Last year, with the help of
Riversprings Middle School,
we were able to put together
200 gift bags for senior citi-
zens in Wakulla County. This
year, along with the help
of our family, we were able
to put together 213 bags for
the senior citizen's center to
distribute. A big thanks to
R.H. Carter for helping make
this possible through their
distribution of the bags.
We want to thank stu-
dents at Shadeville Elemen-
tary School and Crawfordville
Elementary School for deco-
rating the bags and Wakulla
Middle School students for
writing the Christmas cards.
The bags were donated by
Winn-Dixie.
We also want to thank
the following businesses for


their generous donations for
the bags:
Wakulla Bank, Capital City
Bank; Score Federal Credit
Union; Badcock; Gulf Coast
Community Bank; Ameris
Bank; Wildwood Inn; Best
Western in Medart; Best West-
ern in Tallahassee; Holiday
Inn; Cabot Lodge; Hampton
Inn; Hilton Garden Inn; and
Homewood Suites.
We appreciate everyone's
willingness to help make
Christmas a little brighter for
our senior citizens and other
organizations. We would like
to try to do this again next
year so if anyone has ideas
for donations or would like to
help please let us know: oray-
smith@embarqmail.com).
Ray and Terry Smith
and Family
Crawfordville


Here are the results of
the latest Internet poll
on www.thewakullanews.
com. The polling has
closed and a new poll has
been put in its place.


The question was: Over-
all, how pleased are you
with the local results of
the General Election?
Very Pleased 39 per-
cent (25 Votes).


The Florida Fish and Wild- Florida gag grouper rules in
life Conservation Commission state waters consistent with
on Thursday, Dec. 4 approved the interim federal regula-
rule amendments for gag tions.
grouper in Gulf of Mexico The new rules establish
state waters that are consis- a two-fish-per-person recre-
tent with interim regulations national daily bag limit for gag
in Gulf federal waters., grouper within the five-grou-
In addition, the FWC ap- per aggregate limit in Gulf
proved a rule amendment state waters, and prohibit
to allow Florida recreational the recreational harvest of
anglers, to harvest more red gag grouper from Gulf state
grouper in Gulf state waters, waters from Feb. 1 through
A recent stock assessment March 31.
indicated that Gulfgag grou- Another new FWC rule in-
per are undergoing overfish- creases the recreational daily
ing (excessive harvesting pres- bag limit for red grouper in
sure), and harvest levels must Gulf state waters from one
be reduced. fish per person to two.
Interim federal regulations the FWC is taking this
to address this situation will action now because a recent
be implemented in Gulf wa- stock assessment concluded
ters beyond nine nautical' that the Gulf red grouper stock
miles offshore of Florida in has recovered enough to allow
January. an increase in harvest levels,
The FWC action will make and it is expected that the


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recreational red grouper bag
limit in Gulf federal waters
will be increased to two fish
sometime in 2009.
"The improvement in red
grouper abundance in the Gulf -he
gives us a chance to'give back'
some fish to anglers and helps
reduce the overall impacts of
the new gag grouper restric-
tions," said Rodney Barreto,
chairman of the FWC.
These rules will take effect
on Jan. 1. More information
on grouper management is
available online at MyFWC.
com/marine/grouper/index.


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P.O. BOX 70 1325 COASTAL HWY. PANACEA, FL 32346
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& DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
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P.O. BOX 100 2615 CRAWFORDVILLE HWY, STE. 103,
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327
PH: 850-926-3140 / FAX: 850-926-3163


WAIKULLA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' SCHEDULE
FOR WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC HEARINGS, &
MEETINGS
2008/2009 CALENDAR
(To be held in the Commission Chambers)


December 29, 2008 Stake holder's Mtg. Regarding Impact Fees


January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009


Workshop: To Establish the 2009 State and Federal
Legislative Priorities
Regular Board Meeting
Public Hearing: Parks & Recreation Ordinance


January 12, 2009 Workshop: To Discuss Impact Fees


January 13,2009


Workshop: Update to the Board from
the Infrastructure Committee and County Staff to
Include the Historical Subdivisions and Other Issue


January 20,2.009 Regular Board Meeting


February 3, 2009

February 3, 2009
February 17, 2009


Workshop: To Discuss Commissioner
Travel Budgets
Regular Board Meeting
Workshop: To Discuss Ways to Increase Citizen
Information, Input & Involvement in
County Government


February 17, 2009 Regular Board Meeting
March 3, 2009 Workshop: To Discuss Forming and
Staffing Additional Citizen Advisory Committees
or Working Groups


March 3, 2009
March 17, 2009


March 17, 2009
April 7, 2009
-April 21, 2009


Regular Board Meeting
Workshop: To Discuss the Proposal for
a Faith-Based Publicly Funded Project
(Leon-Wakulla Development Corp)
Regular Board Meeting
Regular Board Meeting
Regular Board Meeting


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County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or
handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. Handicapped individuals'may
receive special accommodations with one working day's notice as per section 286.011(6) F.S. If
special accommodations are required, please call Debbie DuBose, Executive Assistant to the
County Administrator at (850) 926-0919.


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Church


Obituarie4


St. Marks Christmas event was wonderful


Elizabeth E. Barton
Elizabeth Eulene Barton
98, of Peachtree City, Ga. diec
Dec. 14.
A graveside service wa:
held Friday, Dec. 19 at Lake
Ellen Cemetery.
She resided in Panacea fo:
57 years before moving to
Peachtree City with her daugh
ter. She was a member of Lake
Ellen Baptist Church.
Survivors include
daughter, Margaret Dailey
of Peachtree City, Ga.; fou:
grandchildren, Mike Dailey
David Dailey, Susan Alforc
and Sharon Bijak; and nine
great-grandchildren,
Harvey Young Funera
Home in Crawfordville was ir
charge of the arrangements.

Caylee D. Hinson
Caylee Dawn Hinson, the
infant daughter of Lee Hinsor
and Dawn Allen of Panacea
died Tuesday, Dec. 16 in Tal
lahassee.
A graveside service was
held Saturday, Dec. 20 at Pana
cea Cemetery.
Survivors include twc
brothers, Hunter and Lamon
te Hinson;-a sister, Alexis
Miller of Panacea; a mater
nal grandmother, Lucille Al
len of Pensacola; .: paternal
grandmother, Lillie Brown o:
Tallahassee; and a paternal
great-grandmother, Easter ol
Tallahassee.
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia Huebner
Sylvia Huebner, 88, of Craw
fordville died Saturday, Dec. 6
in Crawfordville.
Memorial services will be
held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 al
11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Crawfordville, Buri
al was at St. John Lutherar
Church, Cairo Township, Ren
ville County; Minn.
Survivors include two sons
Elroy Huebner and wife Bett3.
and Sheldon Huebner anc
wife Elayne; two grandchil
dren. Mark Huebner and Cyn-
thia Fitz-Randolph and hus
band Matt; a step-grandchild
Jerrell Metcalf and wife Deb
bie; three great-grandchildren
Christopher Huebner, Ryan
Metcalf and Joshua Metcalf
a sister, Gladys Maltz; anc
several nieces, nephews anc
other relatives and friends.
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.

Annie M. Posey
Annie Maude Posey, 78
of Crawfordville, died Friday
Dec. 19 in Crawfordville,


Panacea Park

Baptist Church
24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears


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


The funeral service was
, held Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Grace
d Baptist Church with burial at
Lake Ellen Cemetery. Memo-
s rial contributions may be
e made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tal-
r lahassee, FL 32308.
o A retired bookkeeper for
- Barnett Bank, she had lived
e her whole life in Crawfordville
and attended Grace Baptist
a Church. She loved working
y in the yard and walking in
r the park,'
, Survivors include a brother,
I Tommy Posey and wife Edna
e of Fort Walton Beach; a niece,
Pearl Louise Strickland and
1 husband Marvin of Tallahas-
see; five nephews, Bubba West
and wife Evelyn of Tallahas-
see, Rodney West of North
Carolina, Royce White, Roger
e White and wife Debbie and
Ralph White, all of Tallahas-
, see; numerous great-nieces
- and nephews; and a special
friend, Lena Raulerson.
s Harvey-Young Funeral
- Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.
Workshop set
s Wakulla County will be
holding a Stakeholder's meet-
Sing regarding Impact Fees on
SMonday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. in
f the Commission Chambers, 29
Arran Road in preparation for,
Sthe Jan. 12, board workshop,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m,
"This 'stakeholder's' meet-
ing is intended for all inter-
ested citizens to ask any ques-
tions that they may have about
the previous Impact Fee Study
5 or impact fees in general and I
encourage everyone interested
to attend," said County Admin-
istrator Benjamin Pingree.
t On Sept. 9, the board ap-
proved Emergency Moratori-
um #08-01, which provided for
a one year temporary cessation
of the assessment and col-
lection of impact fees within
' Wakulla County. The purpose
of the Emergericy Moratorium
was to reduce the level of the
existing impact fees within
Sthe County to $0 and was
intended to positively impact
' the local economy through a
variety of anticipated factors
' including assisting local sup-
ply and service industries.
; After the transition of three
new commissioners to the,
board, on Dec. 1, the board
directed staff to schedule a'
workshop to better educate'
themselves and the public on
impact fees and to explore fur--
ther revenue alternatives.
For more information about
the Impact Fee Study that was
conducted in 2007, please visit
www.mywakulla.com.


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

Trinity
Lutheran
Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Web site:
Lutheransonline.com/trinityofwakulla
Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Pastor Vicar Bert Matlock
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557


Hwy 319 Medart,

RE Office 926-5265
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
0 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
AWANA 4:00 p.m.
SYouth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.
Our Mission is: Loving God and Loving Others
through Worship, Ministry and Service.
Operating like a family; strong in the Word of God, warm and
inviting. Powerful ministries for strengthening our families.
Reaching Children, Youth, Adults and Seniors for Jesus.
We will look forward to seeing you this Lord's Day.
www.lakeellenbaptistchurch.org


gether their annual Pork Fat
Wrestling Contest. The first
place winner was Shayla, sec-
ond place went to Candy and
third place went to Hurricane


Hi neighbors. I was just Wendy.
plum thrilled when the weath- Myrtle Shields was seen in
er turned cold again. But I the crowd, but.sfeidid not join
know.it won't last. Betcha it's them in the'Pork Fat pit. The
gonna"B hot on Christmas winner for the past two years,
Day. Yuki Shirley, was there but bowed
For those of you who out this year since it took her
missed our St. Marks an- five days to get all of that
nual community dinner on lard out of her hair. You go
the 13th, it was your loss. girl God bless our "Wakulla
Talk about good food and Free Riders" for braving the
friends, and as always our St. freezing cold to make their toy
Marks Fire Department outdid and food run all the way from
themselves cooking all that Wal-Mart to Savannah's.
meat and setting everything They do this every year and
up. It takes a lot of work to get the St. Marks Fire department
everything put together I'still delivers the food and toys to
say St. Marks has some of the those who might'not have a
best cooks around. Christmas without this. This
SFor those of you who is what St. Marks is'really all
missed it, don't worry, I ,te about. We care about each
your part. It felt like I did any- other, even when we don't
way. It was just too, too good. agree on some things.
It was fun getting to visit ev- Savannah's really drew a
eryone. Thanks to everyone huge crowd along with about
who offered to come pick me 45 bikers. This is the true
up, I made it anyway. meaning of Christmas.
We want to thank Adrian. Listen up peoplelll The
at Savannah's Restaurant for bears are out and about again
their hard work putting to- hunting food. They have been

Soils workshop set

in Sopchoppy


The 2009 Building Healthy
Soils Workshop will provide
relevant knowledge and training
to assist farmers, growers, and
nurseries to reduce dependence
on chemical inputs which may
provide several benefits includ-
ing: lessen disease and insect
pressure, improve soil structure,
plant vigor, mineralization, im-
prove soil tilth or structure,
reduce irrigation needs, reduce
fertilizer needs (as much as 30-50
percent in the first year), improve
uniformity of spatial growth in
plants; and importantly improve
yields; -flavor, -and -shelf-life-of-
edible crops. Shepard Smith,
President of Oregon's Soilsmith
Services will be the facilitator.
This timely workshop will
actively demonstrate how to
make:
Healthy compost, compost
tea, calculate compost ratio,
qualitative analysis by micros-
copy, essential cover cropping,
vermiculture and more.
The event will be held Satur-
day, Jan. 3 from 10 amm. to 4:30
p.m. at Crescent Moon Organic
Farm, 145 Crescefit Moon Trail.

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Sopchoppy.
Early registration is $50 per
person and $75 per person after
Dec. 31. Registration is required.
Register at FAMU.Register@
gmailcom..
Please address money order
or checks to: FAMU Foundation/
Healthy Soils. Mail to: FAMU
StateWide Small Farm Programs,
PO Box 5132, Tallahassee, FL
32314.
For more information contact,
FAMU/CESTA StateWide Small
Farm Programs Cooperative
Extension Service at Jennifer.Tay-
-or@famu;edu, or-call 412-52601.
Christ Church
Anglican

Sunday
8:30am Service
9:30am Adult Bible Class
10:30am Children's Class
10:30am Service
Nursery available
Thursday 10:30 am Adult Bible Study
Wednesday 6:30 pm Supper and
Children, Youth and Adult Bible Classes
850-745-8412
4340 Crawfordville Highway


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


FirST
BApTisT ChuRch



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


SUNDAY
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Fellowship Meal 6:00 p.m.


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


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


117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy
Church Office 962-7822
Christmas Cantata
December 21, 11:00am
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Moing Worsmp11AM Evening W orsM 6 PM
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spotted on Shell Island Road
and up past the water works.
Please be careful. Do not
throw scraps outside unless
you want the surprise that
Rod Strickland got last year.
Linda Sue called everybody
but the President last year
and never got anyone to come
remove the bears that were
around her house for two
weeks. Be careful and take care
of your petsi
Neighbors, we are having a
problem with some residents
leaving trash cans out by the
road after they have been
picked up. The people who
grade our roads are running
into them or have to stop
and move them. Please be
kind and take it to the back
after the thick comes by. To
the garbage man, please quit
leaving my can in the middle
of my driveway.
I do well to get it out there,
but somebody coming to my
house could run into the cul-
vert to avoid hitting it. '
We have all heard those


my back steps and I asked
him why just that one board
had rotted. He told me that
whoever put it up had the
board upside down. Well, let
me tell you that it took me
two weeks to realize what he
had said. That's kind of scary.
I owe you one, Jimmy.
Thank you Kenny for doing
such a great job on my front
railings.
Let's wish these special
people happy birthday: Jer-
elene Howard on Dec. 23,
Corey Stanley on Dec. 26,
Daniel Stewart (Two Nichols
Restaurant) on Dec. 27 and
Sandy Chapman on Dec, 31.
On our prayer list, please
pray for each other, our fami-
lies, our soldiers and their
families. Pray for our Viet-
nam vets and their families.
Pray for peace and for our
country.
I wish you all a Merry
Christmas and a safe and
blessed New Year.
Thought for this week Let
me remember that doctors


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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 (850) 508-8749.


Ivan Asseinbly of God
202 Ivan Church Road -
.Crawfordville
Pastor,
Daniel Cooksey
"C.ome& Worship Wth Us" ,
926-IVAN(4826),
Sunday School....................... 10 a.m..
Sunday Worship................... 11 a.m.
Evening Worship......................6 p.m.
Wednesday Service..............7.... p.m.
& Youth Service ...... ............. 7 p.m.
Royal Rangers 7 p.m.
Missionettes 7 p.m.


Saint Teresa
St. Elizabeth Saint Teresa
^f.. se. Episcopal
Ann Seton \ ", -
Church
Catholic C"iA 1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of flehwinkel Rd. & US 98


Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
926-1797


Holy Eucharist
10:30 am
The Reverend Roy Lima
926-1742


( Crawfordville United

Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ocehlockonett & Arn Road 'Come Grw With Us' www.crawrordvlle-amce.org






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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday Dec. 24, 2008 Page 5A

Youths learn about horses, animal care Unemployed


By RIANNA BILODEAU
v Wakulla County 4-H
Hi. My name is Rianna Bi-
lodeau and I am the reporter
for the 4-H pony pals. We are
a young group of horse lov-
ers. We are learning about
horses and how to take care
of them. Our wonderful leader
is Jan Fincher. President-Levi
Fincher, Vice-President-Sarah
S., Secretary-Jada L., Trea-
surer and Reporter-Rianna
Bilodeau.
We have another member-
Anna Kreger.
We meet on the second
Monday of the month at the
Exchange at 6:30 p.m.
In September we talked
about 4-H "business" and
me't each another. In Octo-
ber, we made origami horses
that we placed in the North
Florida Fair. In November,
we discussed more 4-H "busi-
ness" and decided that we
would collect pet goods for
Bonnie Brinson for her ani-
mal rescue. In December, we
learned about many parts of
a horse and colored them on
a picture.
Monday, Jan. 12 is our next
meeting and we will be learn-
ing about different types of
riding. Please join us. If you
have any pet goods, old blan-
kets, sheets, or towels that you
would like to donate to our
group for our community ser-
vice project, we would greatly
appreciate it. Thank you,
Rianna B. (age 6)
Photos by Wakulla County
4-H Extension Agent Sherri
Hood.

4-H book

available
The Donning Company Pub-
lishers, in partnership with the
Florida 4-H Club Foundation,
Inc., are pleased to announce
the publication of a new vol-
ume in the history of Florida:
Florida 4-H: A Century of Youth
Success. To commemorate the
centennial and as special and
unique fundraiser for Florida
4-H, this stunning 8.5 inch
by 11 inch hardcover volume,
celebrates the people and his-
i ry from the past 100 years.
Relive those precious memo-
ries throughout 208 pages of
interesting text, complemented
with many historic and mod-
ern photographs.
Since 1909, the Florida 4-H
Program has impacted the
lii~s of youth through lifelong
learning, leadership skills, and
self-confidence. What began
as-a program to teach new
farming techniques became a
community-based educational
program that teaches young
people how to learn by doing
and become engaged citizens.
The program would not be pos-
sible without the dedication of
every person involved in 4-H as
a member, volunteer; parent,
faculty/staff, and/or donor,.
Florida 4-H: A Century of
Youth Success is currently avail-
able. Standard edition books
are available for $55. Leather
edition books are available for
$90, limited supply. Shipping
and handling is available at.
an additional cost of $6.50 per
book. A portion of the proceeds
will fund a Florida 4-H scholar-
ship endowment. For more
information or to order your
copy, contact your local County
Extension Office or visit www.
florida4h.org.

Jurors

Continued from Page 1A
Noting that many of the 14
who answered the summons
had served on juries in the
past couple of years, Sauls
said it was unfair for them
to repeatedly perform jury
service while other citizens
duck their responsibility. He
proceeded to direct the clerk's
office to excuse the 14 who
showed up for jury duty for
the next 10 years.


"It was worth it just for
that," said one excused juror
as he left the courtroom.
The case the jury was se-
lected for a drug case against
defendant Timothy Banks, 33
- was continued until January
after Banks' attorney, Ray-
mond Impara told the court
that a witness necessary to
the defense was unavailable.
The case is being prosecut-
ed by Assistant State Attorney
Jack Campbell.


Anna Kreger, Rianna Bilodeau, Jada Lassiter, Levi Fincher and Sarah Smith
with origami horses they entered in the North Florida Fair.


Continued from Page 1A
Instead, he said, county
commissioners need to push
forward with projects like the
planned youth center and make
sure Wakulla County workers
get the jobs.
Developer Walt Dickson
answered that there is a need
for day labor, and encouraged
those who need small projects
to go ahead with them. As
Dickson put it, "Like in Och-
lockonee Bay, some women on
their husbands: 'Get that fence
fixed, I know you can't do it,
but go down to Wal-Mart and
get some of those guys looking
for a job."
Cynthia Pritchard of Work-
force Plus noted that the agency
offers retraining for workers in
transition at no cost.
When Stewart said the prob-
lem, as it appeared to him, was
that there were no jobs, Work-
force Office Manager Shontina
Allen responded there certainly
is a decrease in the number of
available jobs, but there are
jobs. She noted there are also
incentives and tax credits for
employers.
"I don't know that the un-
employed know that jobs ex-
ist," said Chairman Howard
Kessler. When it was noted
that Workforce maintains a
computer listing of available
jobs, Kessler answered with
his concern that "a significant
part of our population is not
computer literate."
Pritchard noted that Work-
force offers some computer
training, as does the county
library and Tallahassee Com-


munity College's Crawfordville
campus.
"We're going to have to,
look at retraining," Pritchard
said. "For example, some con-
struction workers are being
retrained on heavy machinery
for some of the infrastructure
projects that are supposedly
coming down from the federal
government."
Artz talked about her discus-
sions with Labor Ready, a day:
labor service in Tallahassee.
and whether that business
might be interested in set-
ting up a local screening and
whether Workforce would work
with them. Workforce officials
noted, though, that their goal
is self-sufficiency and getting
workers a job for a lifetime, not
a temporary job.
Commissioner Alan Brock
suggested a local farmer's mar-
ket might provide some income
for local people. He suggested
that the county encourage ven-
dors at the Arbor Day Celebra-
tion being sponsored by the Iris
Garden Club on Jan. 17,
Consumer Services Agent
Shelley Swenson discussed a
county-wide food bank, and
Father John Spicer of Christ
Church Anglican in Crawford-
ville indicated he would be
willing to head the effort and
bring in other churches.
Chairman Kessler noted the
issue is beyond just being able
to put food on the table for
their families, but preserving
people's dignity as a human.
To be told there is no work
for you, he said, "is a terrible,
terrible feeling."


Regional Partnership


Anna Kreger and Rianna Bilodeau with a puppy at Brinson shelter,


Continued from Page 1A
Other presentations includ-
ed information from the Capital
City Cyclists about the "Tour de
Big Bend" and the Bike Florida
events in late March and April.
The 16th annual Bike Florida
event, to be held March 28
through April 4, is planned as a
loop from Madison with stops
in Monticello, Wakulla Springs
and Tallahassee. The event is
expected to draw between 600
and 1,000 riders.
Among the local planned
activities for riders are; a- stay


at the Wakulla Springs Lodge,
kayaking the St. Marks River,
visiting the City of St. Marks,
and touring the St. Marks Light-
house.
The proceeds from the event
go to the "Share the Road"
campaign.
Tour de Big Bend, hosted by
Capital City Cyclists, is a two-
day, 100 mile-per-day event set
for March 28 and 29. The first
day's route goes through Leon,
Jefferson and Taylor counties,
andthe second day in Gadsden
County.


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Sports


Wakulla JV soccer squad


grows into successful team


By WHS Coaching Staff
The timing of soccer season
can be really difficult at times,
We get started, we get into a
groove, and then, winter break.
Monday, Dec. 15, we played
our last game before the break.
What a game it wasl Last week's
win against Maclay was hard
fought We worked really hard to
overcome some team challenges,
both on and off the field. Our
players were starting to figure
out their places on the team and
everyone was starting to get a
sense of how we work together
as a unit.
Monday night the hard work
showed and paid off. Florida
High has always been a game
that can go either way for Wakul-
la and none of us were sure what
to expect. Coach House had a
few tricks up her sleeve and Dr.
Pienta was willing to play along
so the Wakulla starting line-up
had a few surprises.
Coach House's ideas were
pretty good. The season's top
scoring player, Chelsea Sanders,
began the game on the bench.
She sounded ill since she was
fighting the flu like almost ev-
eryone else since Thanksgiving.
However, she soon got into the
game and made her presence
known,
When it came time to start
moving players around and mak-


ing substitutions, Dr. Pienta stole
a page from the House playbook
and the game really started to
rock and roll. House had started
one of our usual defenders, Terra
Tyre, as a forward. Terra has a
foot While Terra didn't find the
back of the net during this game,
the coaches think she will do it
in future games.
While Terra didn't fulfill her
goal-scoring potential on Mon-
day, another usual defender cer-
tainly made up for it. Freshman
Breanna Williams usually plays
sweeper. Pienta and Bre have
been bantering back and forth
all season about how Bre might
score on a comer kick or even a
long shot from the fifty. With a
gleam in her eye and what Bre
probably thought was a slightly
evil laugh, Pienta told her star
sweeper to move up to forward.
And, Bre scored the first goal of
the game.
Chelsea Sanders came off
the bench to score the game's
second goal. The Lady War
Eagles JV squad ended the first
half leading 2-0.
The halftime talk was heated.
The JV players were hungry for
more goals and a possible shut
out. They had decided they re-
ally do like playing to win and
after the Maclay win the previ-
ous week, they also were pretty
sure they liked shut outs, too.


The War Eagles really showed
they had learned how to play-
together and work as a team
during the second half. They
communicated well on the field,
passing the ball and just being
where they were needed when
they were needed. It worked.
Forwards Kara Smith, Chelsea
Sanders, and Ashleigh Crum
kept their heads up and kept
the ball moving. The midfield-
ers helped keep pressure on
the Florida High defense. The
Wakulla defenders showed
how much work they've been
doing on moving the ball back
up the line.
By the time the game was
over, Chelsea Sanders had re-
corded her first hat trick, three
goals in one game, bringing her
season total to eight goals. Bre-
anna Williams had notched her
first brace with two goals of her
own. Goalkeeper Holly Peacock's
wondrous yellow gloves contin-
ued to work their magic and the
Wakulla High JV players won the
game 5-0.
Against Maclay, the Lady
War Eagles sent shot after shot
toward the Maclay goal but
nothing found the net until the
72nd minute. Freshman forward
Chelsea Sanders scored her fifth
goal of the 2008-2009 season to
win the game for Wakulla.


Lady War Eagles fall to FHS


The Wakulla Lady War
Eagle soccer team dropped
the final game of the 2008
portion of the schedule 1-0
against Florida High on Mon-
day, Dec. 15.
Jessica Grant scored on an
assist from Rose Vastoola for
Florida High. Wakulla had
two shots on FHS goalkeeper
Caitlyn Coffee. Wakulla goalie
Shay Barwick made 11 saves.
The hard fought varsity
loss followed a thrilling 1-
1 tie against Panama City
Bay Friday, Dec. 12 that the
junior varsity coaching staff
called "monumental for our
program"
The junior varsity won
against Florida High 5-0 with
a three goal hat trick by Chel-
sea Sanders and two goals by
Breanna Williams who was
moved up from sweeper to
forward. to try out her lethal
shot against the Lady Noles
keeper.'
In a recent issue of The
News, a photograph of a


Wakulla's Kelley Graves zooms past a Florida High
defender before Christmas,
Lady War Eagle player was Wakulla will return to the
incorrectly identified due to field in January to play Rick-
information received by the ards, Panama City Beach Ar-
paper. The Wakulla athlete nold and Florida High during
was Stevey Roberts. the first five days of school.


FSU will play Wisconsin Dec. 27

The Florida State University Seminoles will end the 2008 season with a Champ Sports Bowl
game in Orlando on Saturday, Dec, 27.
ESPN will broadcast the game at 4:30 p.m. as will WTNT radio, 94.9 FM. Florida State is 8-4
on the season and the Wisconsin Badgers are 7-5.
The Seminoles hope to build on the success of the 2008 season by defeating a strong
team from the Big 10.


Soccer team drops contest to Godby


By JOHN REICH
Special to The Wakulla News
The Godby and Wakulla
soccer squads were seeking
wins to snap their respective
losing streaks. Godby, after
starting their season unde-
feated at 5-0-2 had lost four
consecutive matches. The
War Eagles had dropped their
seventh straight.
Both squads had enough
injured players to field a third
team.
Like a mouse sneaking
through Swiss cheese, Godby's
Nigel Morris (assist) found a


huge hole within the Wakulla
defense and headed toward
the touch line. With a swift
move, Nigel back-heeled the
ball and easily beat the on-
rushing defender. Racing un-
opposed toward the goal on a
fast break, Nigel blasted a shot
near post initially saved by a
stretched out Josh Oliver, but
Brayant Farinas redirected the
sphere below the woodwork
as Godby took the lead 1-0 in
the 14th minute.
After receiving a direct
kick opportunity, Wakulla
would nearly tie the match


during the 33rd minute as
Liam Daniels sent a bending
ball towards goal snagged at
the last second by Goalkeeper
Morquel Colston (5 saves).
An outstanding diving save
by Josh Oliver (8 saves) pre-
vented Godby from scoring.
Racing straight toward
goal, Godby placed the ball
within the inside corner of
the post out of the reach of
the diving keeper.
The War Eagles :nearly


ute. A series of impressive
passes between Gage Martin,
Jeffrey Bryan and Liam Dan-
iels resulted in a blast from
Daniels. Much to the dismay
of the Wakulla faithful and
players alike, the ball had just
glanced over the cross bar
and hit the top ninety of the
onion bag.
With the loss, Wakulla
drops to 2-12-0 overall and 1-5-
0 in district play while Godby
improves to 6-4-2 and 3-2-1 in


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The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt
the following by ordinance and has scheduled Public Hearings regarding
the following before theWakulla County Planning Commission on
Monday, January 12, 2009, beginning at 7:00 PM and before the
Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday,
February 3, 2009, beginning at 6:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below
or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County
Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29
Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited
to attend and present testimony.
1. Application for Variance: V08-29
Applicant: Michael & Jaime Baze
Proposal: rezone to rural residential
Tax ID Number: 00-00-057-000-09958-018
Existing FLU Map: Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4)
Existing Zoning: AG (Section 5-25, LDC)
Proposed Zoning: RR-2 (Section 5-34, LDC)
FEMA Flood Info: "C" zone on Panel 0250-B
Parcel Size: 1.73+/- acres
Location: southwest comer of Arron Strickland Road and
Lauderdale Lane
Hearings Required: Planning Commission 01/12/09 a, 7:00 PM
County Commission 02/03/09 @ 6:00PM
2. Application for Change of Zoning: R08-18
Applicant: Frank & Carolyn Dewesse &
Michael & Jaime Baze
Proposal: rezone to rural residential
Tax ID Number: 00-00-057-000-09958-002 & 00-00-057-000-
09958-018
Existing FLU Map: Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4)
Existing Zoning: AG (Section 5-25, LDC)
Proposed Zoning: RR-2 (Section 5-34, LDC)
FEMA Flood Info: "C" zone on Panel 0250-B
Parcel Size: 5.42+/- acres
Location: southwest comer of Arron Strickland Road and
Lauderdale Lane
Hearings Required: Planning Commission
01/12/09 ( 7:00 PM
County Commission 02/03/09 @ 6:00PM
Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record files
may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community
Development 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
presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access
considerations should call the Board Office at least 48 hours before the
date for scheduling purposes. The Board Office may be contacted at (850)
926- 0919 or TDD 926-7962.


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday Dec. 24, 2008 Page 7A



People


Unemployment is
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN ported that the state unem-
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net ployment rate of 7.3 percent
The unemployment rate is the highest unemployment
increased in November in. rate in Florida since June
Wakulla County, in the state 1993. The state's job growth
and the nation, rate was put at -2.6 percent,
Wakulla's jobless rate rose representing a loss of 206,900
to 5.5 percent in November, jobs since last year.
up from 5.2 percent in Oc- Even with the rise in lo-
tober, according to the state cal unemployment, Wakulla
Agency for Workforce Innova- County continues to have
tion. As elsewhere, the local one of the lowest unemploy-
unemployment rate has been ment rates in the state. Of 67
on a steady increase recently counties in Florida, Wakulla
- a year ago, in November ranked seventh along with
2007, the rate was reported Monroe, Lafayette and Mi-
at 3.0 percent. ami-Dade counties. Those
Six counties reported dou- with lower unemployment
ble-digit unemployment in were Okaloosa at 5.4 percent,
November, the highest being Franklin at 5.3 percent, Leon
Hendry with a rate of 11.9 at 5.2 percent, Sumter at 5.1
percent. percent, Walton at 5.0 percent,
Workforce Innovation re- and the lowest rate was re-


on the rise again
ported in Alachua and Liberty all unemployment rate in
counties at 4.9 percent. November to 5.5 percent, up
In November, the Wakulla from 5.2 percent in October.
Labor force decreased to The local MSA continued to
16,005 people of which 15,121 have one of the lowest job-
were employed and 884 were less rates of the 23 MSAs in
unemployed, the state. Only the Gaines-
In October, the Wakulla ville MSA at 5.0 percent and
labor force consisted of 16,245 the Ft. Walton Beach MSA at
people of which 15,396 were 5.4 percent were lower.
employed and 849 were un- Florida's unemployment
employed, had consistently been lower
In September, the Wakulla than the national rate until
labor force consisted of 16,069 October, when it was higher.
people, of which 15,272 were That trend continued in No-
employed and 797 were un- vember with the state rate
employed. calculated at 7.3 percent, up
The Tallahassee Metro- from 7.0 percent, while the
politan Area, which includes rate in the United States was
Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson and 6.7 percent in November, up
Gadsden counties for the from 6.5 percent.
purpose of market analysis,
had an increase in the over-


Refuge will honor whooping cranes
St. Marks National Wild- journey south, they are on 1 p.m. to the Refuge Educa- on: Saturday, Jan.
life Refuge will be holding their way. Refuge officials will tion Cabin behind the Visitor nificent Migratory
another "Families in Nature" celebrate and welcome the Center. Families can enjoy a Saturday, Feb. 28 -
program the fourth Saturday whooping cranes, scavenger hunt, crafts, videos Nature Photography
of this month, and the theme Refuge Ranger Heather and more. Snacks will be pro- information, plea
is whooping cranes. A flock Bevis will engage children vided. There will also be prize the St. Marks Natioi
of these magnificent birds will in fun and exciting activities drawings. Refuge at (850) 925
call the Refuge their home this focusing on whooping cranes Be sure to check out our
winter, and although inclem- Saturday, Dec. 27. Come any upcoming Families in Nature
ent weather has slowed their time between 10 a.m. and programs' that will be held


24 "Mag-
Birds" and
"Fun with
." For more
se contact
nal Wildlife
;-6121.


Watch for Great Florida Birding Trail signs


The 2,000-mile Great Florida
Birding Trail reaches another
milestone with the installa-
tion of the Panhandle section
road signs this month.
Signs will mark each of
the designated sites along
the trail.
The Great Florida Birding
Trail is a conservation pro-
gram initiated by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) in re-
sponse to the rapidly expand-
ing sport of bird watching.
More than 485 exceptional
sites throughout Florida have


been chosen based on their
quality and compiled into
trail guides representing four
geographic regions.
The sign installations
should be completed by early
next year and will help bird
watchers find the designated
sites throughout the Pan-
handle.
Gateway sites at St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge, near
Tallahassee, and Big Lagoon
State Park, in Pensacola, pro-
vide extensive trail-related
resources, with loaner optics
available on site. They also


act as hubs of regional birding
information.
Field guides in both Eng-
lish and Spanish also are
provided to enable visitors to
identify which birds they are
viewing. Additional materials
for beginning bird watchers
also are available at each
gateway site.
The Florida Panhandle
offers remarkable birding ex-
periences and fewer crowds,
with sought-after species like
the red-cockaded woodpecker,
swallow-tailed and Missis-
sippi kites, snowy plover,


Swainson's warbler, Sprague's
pipit and a remarkable diversi-
ty of winter visitors (including
hummingbirds) not typically
found in the peninsula.
The Panhandle's coastline
is an important migration
corridor for waterfowl, shore-
birds, songbirds and birds of
prey.
A sign-dedication event,
complete with birding hikes,
will be held at St. Marks Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge on Jan.
17 at 1 p.m.


Historical Society

will resume meetings


The Wakulla County Histori-
cal Society will resume monthly
meetings on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
at the Wakulla County Library.
They will be kicking off the New
Year with guest presenter, Sam-
my Tedder. Sammy Tedder is a
local musician who resides in
Sopchoppy where the numerous
sounds of nature provide him
with inspiration for his music.
He has worked with three area
bands since the 1970s and has
opened concerts for musicians
such as B.B. King, Jimmy Buffett,


Herbie Mann, Minnie Ripperton,
among others. He has a back-
ground in rhythm and blues,
gospel, jazz and classical music
Tedder plays an assortment
of instruments, including the
saxophone, keyboard, flute, low
whistle, Native American flute,
didgeridoo, and soprano and
tenor recorders. He also makes
flutes from local river cane and
enjoys making Native American
drums. This meeting is sure to
be a lively one that will get 2009
off to a great start,


Quit smoking now


The Wakulla County Health
Department, in partnership
with the Big Bend Area Health
Education Center, is offering
a free Quit Smoking Now
program.
The program will be held
Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. at the Wakulla
County Health Department.
Individuals who are think-
ing about quitting smoking or
who have made the decision
to quit are invited to attend
the first session on Thursday,
Jan. 8. Meetings will be held
for five Thursdays in a row,
with a 'graduation held the
final night. The classes are also
advertised on the WCHD web
site www.wakullahealth.com.
The 2006 Florida Adult


Tobacco Survey reported 17.4
percent of Florida adults ages
26 and over smoke cigarettes,
6.7 percent smoke cigars, 1/8
percent use chewing tobacco
and snuff, 20 percent are ex-
posed to secondhand smoke
in cars, and 10 percent are
exposed in the home. Do not
let yourself or a loved one be
a part of these statistics. Come
and learn from others as we all
learn to cope with the nicotine
addiction and kick the habit
once and for all.
For more information, to
pre-register, or to be' placed
on a contact list for the next
meeting, please call the class
facilitator, Tonya Hobby at 926-
2558, ext 154.


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Help Wakulla's abused children


Help is needed for Wakulla
County's abused children.
Due to impending state
budget cuts, many local chil-
dren may be without court-
room and community advo-
cates. Regrettably, this action
is occurring at a time when
abuse and the need for social
services is rising. By becoming
a volunteer with the Guardian

Robison

graduates
Heather Robison of Spring
Creek graduated from the Reg-
istered Nursing program at TCC
on Dec. 11. She is the wife of
Bobby Robison and the mother
of Dustyn Robison and Zachary
Robison.
She is the daughter of Ed
Swain of Donaldsonville, Ga. and
Betty Williford of Spring Creek.
She is a member of the Craw-
fordville Woman's Club and is
also the secretary of Medart PTO.
Heather will begin her nursing
career in the neonatal intensive
care unit at TMH in January.


ad Litem Program, you can
make a difference. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteer training
will be held in January at the
Department of Transporta-
tion's Burns Auditorium, 605
Suwannee St., Tallahassee, Jan.
8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Jan. 12 from
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Jan. 13 from
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Jan. 15 from
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Jan. 20 from


5:30 p.m. to 9 and Jan. 22 from
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A total of 30 hours of train-
ing is required, It may include
reading, interview, court obser-
vation and practice activities.
Contact Leigh Merritt, As-
sistant Circuit Director, at
Leigh.Merritt@gal.fl.gov or call
606-1200.


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Panacea selects new Yard of the Month Wakulla War Eagle


Wes, Patsy

Byrd light

up the night
The Panacea Waterfronts
Committee selected the yard
of Wes and Patsy Byrd as the
Yard of the Month for Decem-
ber. Each month the commit-
tee selects a new resident
who has made an effort to do
an outstanding job landscap-
ing their property. (Photo by
Lynda Kinsey)


Riversprings plays well on soccer field


Under the leadership of
Head Coach Chad Linville and
Assistant Coach Joey Jacobs
the Riversprings Bears boys
soccer team is 3-1-2 on the
season which opened on Nov.
10 against Florida High in Tal-
lahassee.
The boys won 3-0 in a
shutout. Charles Mathis,
Zeke Bryan, and Austin Tryon
contributed a goal each and
Johnny Piland, Casey Camp
and Charles Mathis received
the assists.
Their second game on
Nov. 13 found the Bears at
home beating cross town rival
Wakulla Middle School. Even
though it was windy and cold
the Riversprings Bears won
with a score of 5-0.
Dalton Norman went on a
rampage scoring three goals,


The Wilderness Way,
Florida's Big Bend Paddle-
sport Outfitter, is sponsor-
ing a kayak raffle to benefit
the Florida Wild Mammal
Association. Three kayaks
will be in a raffle drawing


Charles Mathis put one in
the net and WMS also had
an own goal. Jay Estes and
Dillon Norman assisted two
goals each and Charles Mathis
assisted on another. The Bears
played Maclay in Tallahassee
on Nov. 20.
A cold and windy game
proved tough for the Bears for
their first loss of the season.
The Bears only score in the 3-1
loss was by Dalton Norman.
The Bears played Holy
Comforter in a 2-2 draw on
Nov. 24. The Bears played
hard, but the ball just didn't
find the net enough.
RMS had their second face
off with WMS on Nov. 25 at
WMS and the Bears could
not find score. Anminimum,
of 15 shots went outside the
posts or into the goalie,for a


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The Wilderness Way, 3152 lawildlife
Shadeville Road in Craw-
fprdville. All proceeds-will :
Crafts folk

plan to

gather..

A group is forming of di-
verse crafters to teach and
display their creations in a
gallery setting in the Wakulla
area.
An organizational meeting
has been set for Jan. 24 at 162
Tupleo Drive in Crawford-
ville at 11 a.m. Lunch will be
provided. Interested persons
should bring a sample of their
work.
Those who work in wood, 0
leather, quilts, textiles, paper,
beads, mosaics, clay, smithing
and other crafts are invited.
For more information, con-
tact Christine Huff at 926-
3442.


non-profit Florida
mmal Association.
ire information on
lerness Way, call
200 or visit www.
rnessway.net
ore information on
da Wild Mammal
ion, call 850-363-
visit www.wakul-
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save. The Bear's latest perfor-
mance saw them back at their
best in a 4-0 win over Florida
High. The Bears came out
firing and scored in the first
three minutes. Charles Mathis
popped two balls in the net
from the right side, while Jay
Estes, and Zeke Bryan also
scored. Assists were made
by Charles Mathis, Jay Estes,
Dalton Norman and Johnny
Piland. One more highlight
goal came from Tyler Bennett
who finished a nice cross
from Charles Mathis that was
called back.
Coach Linville said he
couldn't be happier with the
way the team has played this
season. The defense was re-
lentle'ss allowing no shots on
goal and the midfield kept the
ball in Florida High's 18 yard


area nearly all game. "The
front line finished better
than we have all season,"
Linville said. "This team is
extremely talented and when
they choose to show it they
are unstoppable."
Team members are: Dillon
Norman, Dalton Norman, Wy-
att Harvey, Jacob Walker, Hunt-
er Deross, Joey Briggs, Johnny
Piland, Brandon Piland, Austin
Tryon, Burton Cook, Tyler
Kreps, Chad Peltier, Curtis'
Hunter, Charles Mathis, Micah
Gray, Jay Estes, Tyler Bennett,
John Drake, Dalton Nettles,
Brandon Trussle, Jay Mead-
ows, Allen Pearson, Casey
Camp, Bailey Metcalf, Zeke
Bryan and J.P. Piotrowski.


Eagles top John Paul II


By SCOTT COLLINS
Special to The Wakulla News
The Wakulla War Eagle
basketball team lost to Lin-
coln and beat John Paul II
to place second in the Elks
Lodge tournament held in
Tallahassee last week.
Ant'ton Mills scored 21
points with eight rebounds
in a 78-58 loss to Lincoln.
Wilton Booth scored 12
points with seven rebounds
while Tavaris Booth had 12
points and three assists;
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loss to Lincoln in the last
two weeks.
On Saturday, Dec. 20,
the War Eagles defeated
John Paul II 46-43. Wilton
Booth scored 15 points with
six rebounds' and Ant'ton
Mills had 10 points and five
rebounds. Wakulla's record
is now 3-3.
The boys varsity bas-
ketball team will host a
tournament at Wakulla
High School on Jan. 2 and
Jan. 3.


wrestlers finish third


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
School was out, but that did
not slow Wakulla War Eagle
wrestling Coach John Wain-
wright from taking his squad
to Fort Walton Beach Dec. 19
for seven dual matches.
Wakulla beat Lincoln, Fort
Walton, Louisiana Brusly and
Lynn Haven Mosley while los-
ing to Niceville, Robert E. Lee
of Alabama and Ocala Forest.
Wakulla placed third and Lee
won the competition.
"The freshmen and young-
er kids are coming around,"
said Wainwright.
Scotty Varner and Mookie
Forbes went undefeated and
Tyler Hill had a solid tourna-


ment. Tre McCullough lost for,
the first time this season, the,,
coach said. ,
The other wrestlers include,
ed Brandon Carden, Michael,
Howard, Cole Woofter, Luke
Taylor, Dakota Bush, Robert,
Douin, Logan Barwick anc.!
Travis McCullough. ,
Wainwright added that his,
squad did well against tougl,
competition and took homf>
a trophy. The coach hope-
the Christmas break will not
get the wrestlers too for out.
of shape.
Wakulla will participate i
the Clay County Invitational
Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 after return-
ing to classes in 2009.


Lady War Eagles top..

Chiles and Franklin


Thee Wakulla Lady War Ea-
gle basketball team won two
games against Franklin County
and Chiles last week while los-
ing to a school from Colorado.
The Colorado and Chiles games
were part of the Maclay Christ-
mas Tournament. Wakulla was
set to play Maclay in the tourna-
ment on Monday, Dec. 22.
Wakulla topped Franklin
50-22 behind 16 points each
from Taylor Eglton and Artigua
Kilpatrick. Kelsey Lee scored
seven points. Kiara Harvey and
Taylor Washington added four
points each. Jaterika Brown and
Sharaine Murray combined for
three points.
The top rebounder was Lee
with 10. Eglton had five assists
and three steals. Kilpatrick had
four rebounds, five steals and
two blocks.
Green Mountain, Colo. beat


WHS 59-41. Kilpatrick had 21'
points while Washington add-
ed eight and Eglton had four. "-
Wakulla beat Chiles 45-35/
Washington and Kilpatrick'
scored 14 points each and LeO
had 11. Murray and Harvey
added six points each and Nes.
Jackson had two.
. Harvey had 14 rebounds
while Lee had 13, Kilpatrick
seven and Washington sixi
Eglton had four assists and
five steals. Washington ha:-
seven steals. i
Wakulla will play in the Raf-
tler Roundup Tournament Dec&
26 and Dec. 27 with ganies in,
Medart. The Dec. 26 game will-
be played at 3:30 p.m. against
East Gadsden. The Dec! 27A
game will be played at 3:30 p.nm
against FAMU High. '
Wakulla improved to 9-5.


Wakulla gets a lift from girls
Wakulla topped Rickards, Lincoln and Godby in a recent four'
team weightlifting competition, 71-35-25-20. The top lifters fori
Wakulla included Amanda Council, Skyler Taff, Maggie Ogdeti
and Summer Stokley. Council lifted 180 pounds, while Taffi
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday Dec. 24, 2008 Page 9A


Sheriff's Report


Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office officials investigated
a report of a woman losing
her wallet at a Crawfordville
convenience store, according
to Interim Sheriff Donnie
Crum.
The victim, April N. Deaton
of Crawfordville, said she left
the property near a coffee
maker, but store officials did
not find it. The wallet and
contents are valued at $180.
Deputy Ryan Muse investi-
gated.
In other activity reported
by the Wakulla County Sher-


iff's Office during the past
week:
On Dec. 17, Deputy Ryan
Muse investigated a potential
suicide as a Crawfordville
resident reported that a truck
he was repossessing had a
handwritten note in it that
concerned him. Leon County
Sheriff's Office officials were
also notified in case the po-
tential victim is found in Talla-
hassee. Deputy Muse did not
find anything to indicate that
anyone harmed themselves.
On Dec. 22, John E, Hager
of Crawfordville reported the


theft of his wallet. The wallet
was reported missing from
the victim's home. The wal-
let and contents are valued
at $810. Deputy Ryan Muse
investigated.
On Dec. 21, Erica McCuen
of Crawfordville reported the
theft of her purse from Wal-
Mart. The purse was in a shop-
ping cart when it was stolen.
The purse and contents are
valued at $115. Deputy Lindsay
Allen investigated.
On Dec. 21, Amy R.
Tidwell of Crawfordville re-
ported a burglary at her home.


A forced entry was discovered
and medications, cigarettes
and a dog, valued at $360,
were reported missing. Sgt.
Eddie Wester investigated.
On Dec. 20, William E.
Parker of Panacea reported a
robbery at a Panacea motel.
The victim reported losing his
wallet after someone pulled
a knife on him. However,
after locating the suspect and
conducting more interviews,
Deputy Jeremy Johnston de-
termined that the victim's
story had changed. No arrests
were made. The suspect had


signs of scrapes on his neck.
On Dec. 19, Pedro Soto-
Sosa;,of Sopchoppy reported
a burglary at his camper. The
victim reported $2,570 worth
of personal property taken
from the camper. Deputy Ben
Steinle investigated.
On Dec. 19, Jenni D. Cruse
of Crawfordville reported the
theft of medications from her
place of employment. The
medications are valued at. $80.
Lt. Ray Johnson investigated.
On Dec. 19, Gary A. Sim-
mons of Crawfordville report-
ed a grand theft of a vehicle,


valued at $3,500. The vehicle
information was entered into
the NCIC/FCIC computer. The'
vehicle was located later in the
day and had been stripped of
all electronics. Deputy Sean
Wheeler investigated,
The Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office received 750
calls for service during the
past week.
Note to our readers: The
people who are reported as
charged with crimes in this
column have not yet been to
trial and are therefore inno-
cent until proven guilty.


Man charged with sexual battery on child under 12 Hunter


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Kenneth A. Strickland,
62, was arrested earlier this
month on charges that he
sexually molested a child
beginning when she was four
years old and continued until
she was about 11 years old.
Strickland was taken into
custody on Dec. 3 on charges
of sexual battery on a child
under 12, a capital crime, and
lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion of a child under 12, a


first-degree felony. Strickland
has been held in the Wakulla
County Jail without bond.
According to the probable
cause affidavit, the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office was
first contacted with informa-
tion on a possible sex offense
involving a juvenile when a
youth group supervisor at a
local church called in with
concerns about what one of
the youths had told her. The
church had been conducting
a program called True Love


Waits about waiting for mar-
riage before beginning with
sexual activity. The youth said
she wanted to speak to the
counselor in private, and then
indicated that she had alleg-
edly been sexually molested
by Strickland.
The victim told Sheriffs
Detective Evelyn Brown that
the molestation began when
she was about four or five and,
as she got older, the inappro-
priate touching worsened. It
was only when she was older,


she said, and attending youth
groups that she realized the
abuse was wrong.
The victim was frequently
at the Strickland house and
called him "Papa" and his
wife "grandma" but, according
to arrest report, there is no
biological connection.
The victim said when she
was eight years old that Strick-
land emerged from the bath-
room naked and allegedly
tried to get her to touch him,
and she "said she told him


no and ran away
"grandma" in or
away from him.
The victim also
when she was 10
old, the suspect tr
etrate her but was
because she was tc
The sheriff's c
ducted several c
calls between the
Strickland in wh
legedly made inc
statements.


Court Shorts


-By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
A 31-year-old man just out
of state prison after serving
time for beating up his then-
girlfriend was in court recently
seeking bond on a charge
that he helped hold up a Sop-
choppy bank in 2005.
William Easterwood was
granted a bond of $50,000 on
the bank robbery charge after
the alleged gunman, Travis
Powell, who is serving a five-
year prison term in the case,
refused to testify against his
friend.
Much of the state's case
against Easterwood was based
on statements by Powell that
Easterwood had driven the
getaway car. At the motion
hearing on Thursday, Dec.
11, Powell refused to answer
questions.
"It's irrelevant to where
I am now," he said. Asked
specific questions about East-
erwood's alleged involvement
in the robbery, Powell would
reply: "I cannot answer that,"
Wakulla Circuit Judge N.
Sanders Sauls found that the
prosecution's case against
Easterwood was weak with
Powell apparently recanting
his earlier statements, and
granted/ the motion argued
by defense attorney Manny
Garcia fbr bond,' .
Additional corroboration
wAS offered by Easterwood's
fdriner girlfriend. Brandy
Strickland, that on the day
of.the bank robbery, Oct. '14.
2005, he called her while she
w'as at work asking that .she
come pick up he and Powell
in Sopchoppy, She said she
couldn't, but suggested that
their friend Josh Heck could
get them. He did, and Powell
allegedly went to Strickland's
job at the old Premier Cleaners
next to Myra Jean's restaurant,
and showed her a pocketful of
cash and allegedly admitted
he had helped rob the Citizens
Bank branch in Sopchoppy.
She didn't report him to
law enforcement. "He was my
boyfriend at the time and I
didn't know what to do," she
testified. "I was scared."
, Some months later, East-
erwood beat up Strickland
and went to prison for it. She
reportedly, talked to law en-
forcement officers about what
l"ppened the day of the bank
robbery,
: Testimony from Wakulla
County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt.
ERddie Wester, who inves-
tigated the bank robbery.
as a detective back in 2005,
indicated that Powell had
somehow darkened his skin
t0 make himself appear to be
African-American, although
sbme witnesses said the skin
pigment was suspicious. Pow-
e4l entered the bank with a
firearm, demanded money,
ah$d left with approximately
$,000.
According to Wester's ac-
ciunt of past statements
roade by Powell, he left the
MIank and got in a truck driven
1, Easterwood that was wait-
ifig nearby on Roddenberry
goad)
SWester said the break in
tie case came when Powell
called the sheriff's office and


admitted to the robbery. He
then implicated Easterwood.
Garcia questioned Wester
about other leads in the case,
such as a call from an inmate
in the federal prison system
suggesting a Gadsden County
man had committed the bank
robbery, and reports of a truck
speeding around Sopchoppy
that day driven by a woman
with a ponytail.
Judge Sauls said that,
without Powell's testimony,
he could not conclude the
evidence against Easterwood
was conclusive. In setting
conditions for bail, the judge
ordered Easterwood to live
with his mother and to have
no contact with any witnesses
or co-defendants in the case,
A 21-year-old man on pro-
bation on charges of selling
cocaine admitted he violated
his curfew he wasn't home
when his probation officer
stopped by for a visit, having
supposedly jogged up to the
convenience store for some-
thing to eat and went on
the lam until he was caught
several months later in Tal-
lahassee.
Though Assistant State
Attorney Jack Campbell de-
scribed Sedrick R. Robinson
as a "thug" and asked that he
*be sent,ooff to prison for 10
years, Judge Sauls decided to
give the young man another
chance. "What the state has
recommended is the right
thing," the judge said. "The
reason you're not is your fa-
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hearing on Thursday, Dec. 11, phone and his son afiswered
that his son could come live and said he had gotten hungry
at his Spring Creek home. He and jogged up to the conve-
said his son faces the choice nience store for food.
of becoming a thug like some The probation officer told
of the men he guards on a Robinson to report to him the
daily basis or else changing next day but Robinson, know-
his life. ing he would be violated and
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waste your time and I wouldn't In May, he was arrested by
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if his son violates his proba- bery on Ocala Road where a
tion again, "I won't come shotgun was used. Officers.
back." had staked out a car that had
Robinson the father said run from officers and been
that in March his son's pro- abandoned at an apartment
bation officer stopped by the complex when, about 1:25
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Outdoors



Christmas is here, but so are the winds, cold temperatures
backbones at a fish fry on nice blues. Luke also said most fish were caught and saw lots of reds, but they just
Friday night. there was bait everywhere and LY's were what they wanted weren't hungry.
Capt. Luke Frazier at Advan- the grass was still very pretty. to eat. Capt. Gene Strickland On Wednesday morning,
Stage Marine said he and Kent We have a warming trend took some of his buddies out Mark Prance and I went t(
Fro m The D k Taylor went to the Econfina coming up and those fish are and was back in about three Lake Seminlole and fished
last Tuesday and caught their probably going to move right hours with their limit of 20 that afternoon with no sudi
limit of trout. Luke fished the back out there after the first fish. Al Smythe fished two cess. There was water all over
BY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Gulp under a Zara Spook and of this week. The only report days last week and did very the woods on the way up and
Kent used the Cajun Thunder. Luke has heard from the Och- well. Whiskey George Creek Spring Creek was flowing and
When they got down there lockonee is plenty of puppy and Cash Creek are produc- awfully dirty. We fished Thurs
It is hard to believe that it front came through. Up until they were easing along head- reds are being caught in the ing lots of trout and Bob day morning and caught s
is almost Christmas. It's still that time, you couldn't have ing to a creek to fish. Luke holes at the creek mouths. Robinson caught his share striper and about eight whitd
not too late to tell someone. asked for better weather. Mike was standing on the front of Offshore, plenty of grouper last week. The Carrabelle bass using V4 ounce Rattle
that you would like a new Pearson and Tom Riddle from the boat and every time they are being caught trolling in River is only producing small Traps. We fished a big slouglV
rod and reel for Christmas or Tifton went out on Wednes- would pass over a white sandy 18 to 30 feet of water with the trout and some small trout are off the main river. ,
a tackle box full of all your day and came back with five spot he said they would spook Stretch 25 and 30. being caught on the flats out A lot of you will be off afte,
favorite lures. Whatever it is nice grouper. Mike said the trout-and they would run out Mike Hopkins said last of Lanark. The basin at the Christmas for a few days an'
you want or ask for, I hope weather was absolutely beau- onto the grass andstop. They week there were lots of people FSU Marine Lab is producing the weather looks like it'6
it is under the tree. Gail and tiful, but they just couldn't fished the creek and did abso- fishing and one day 21 boats some trout and reds and as I going to be good. This would
I also hope you and your find fish that wanted to co- lutely nothing, When the tide were out. The other days av- 'was driving past it last week I be a good time to take those
family have a very safe and operate. Alan Lamarche took got in they fished in 2 /2 feet eraged about 14 boats, which saw someone catch a fairly big kids fishing and try out thai
Merry Christmas. Now let's some of his people out fishing of water up to about four feet put a smile on his face. Most red. The old barge produced new rod and reel. Remember
talk about fishing. last week and they came back and caught their limits. Mike people were out grouper fish- some nice sheepshead using to leave that float plan wit:I
Last week was absolutely with 15 nice grouper. I know Cruse and a friend fished the ing and plenty of fish were shrimp on the bottom. Mike someone and be careful out.
beautiful and the winds stayed they had some nice fish be- following day and got their caught. Thirty five to 65 feet said Capt. Dave Lear fished there. Good luck and good
down until Sunday when the cause we ate the throats and limits and also caught two of water seemed to be where the East End of St. George and fishing


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Court Shoi
Continued from Page 9A
The underlying charges
for Robinson's probation in
Wakulla County were posses-
sion and sale of cocaine. Foi
that, he received two years ol
drug offender probation with
a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew fol-
lowed by one year of regular
probation,
Campbell recounted an
e-mail he sent to Assistant
Public Defender Blair Boyd
who represented Robinsor
on the initial charges: "Is
this a 'young kid having a
problem, or a thug?" he said
he asked. Boyd responded
"We'll see."
"Despite his father's besi
efforts," Campbell told the
court, "it looks like he wil:
be a thug." He asked Judge
Sauls to sentence Robinsor
to 10 years in prison "and pul
some age on him."
Defense attorney Anthony
Cammarata asked the couri
to take into account Robin
son's relatively young age
and lack of a past criminal
record.
"What you're going to dc
is turn a corner or you're go
ing to get turned," the judge
warned. The court reinstated
Robinson's probation for twc
years of drug offender proba
tion with a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m
curfew, followed by three
years of regular probation.
"I strongly suggest you gc
home and thank your dadd3
everyday," the judge said.
An inmate from the
Wakulla County Jail was ir
court wearing a plastic sur
gical mask and latex gloves
after claiming he had con
tracted a drug-resistant stapt
infection.
Billy Yon Peacock, 49
wore the gloves and masi
throughout his time in couri
on Thursday, Dec. 11, except
when he had to take off the
gloves to be fingerprintec
after pleading to drug charge
es.
Peacock pleaded no con
test to possession of cocaine
and was ordered to serve
three years probation with
the special condition that he
get inpatient treatment fron
Narc-Anon in Destin.
A former Wakulla mar


ting accidents every year.
So far this year, there have
been 49 boating fatalities,
35 of which resulted in
drowning. For this reason,
t the FWC promotes wear-
ing life jackets all the time
t while on the water.
"The best present you
, could give is one that could
save a life," said Capt. Rich-
ard Moore, FWC's boating
law administrator. "And you
would be giving a present
- to yourself if that life jacket


who served 10 years in pris-
on for lewd and lascivious
assault on a child was back in
.court on an alleged violation
of probation for possessing
and viewing pornography.
Probation officers searched
the computer of Anthony,
Terry, 41, at his home in Cal-
houn County after he was
released from prison, and
testified that they found he
had used a wiping program
to remove traces of sites he
had visited. The Department
of Corrections has a policy of
not pursuing forensic investi-


one saves his or her life."'
Improved life jacket
technology has resulted in
smaller, more comfortable
models, which would be a
welcome replacement to the
old, bulky models of times
past. One compact style
straps around the waist like
a belt pack. Another style
fits like suspenders over the
shoulders.
Some of these life jackets
inflate automatically when
the wearer falls into the


gations of computer materi-
als unless it finds materials
such as child porn.
The only evidence that
Terry had viewed pornog-
raphy on the computer was
his admission to officers,
and Judge Sauls questioned
whether that was enough.
Hearsay is allowed in VOP
hearings, he noted, but that
cannot be the sole evidence
of a violation.
Terry was represented at
the hearing by defense at-
torneys Anabelle Dias and
Shelly Thomas.


water. Prices of the new,
comfortable, inflatable life
jackets start at around $60.
"Most of us wouldn't be
caught in a vehicle without
buckling up," said Moore.
"Boaters can achieve that
same level of safety by
buckling on their inflatable
life jacket when they get on
a boat. It's just too simple
not to, and the peace of
mind is remarkable."
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St. Marks River Entrance


Date High Low High Low High
Wed -0.5 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.7 ft. 3.0 ft.
Dec 24, 08 6:26 AM 1:09 PM 5:52 PM 11:47 PM
Thu -0.6 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 25, 08 7:07 AM 1:41 PM 6:34 PM
[ Fri 3.1 .ft. -0.7 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 26, 08 12:28 AM 7:44 AM 2:12 PM 7:12 PM
Sat 3.2 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.3 ft.
Dec 27, 08 1:05 AM 8:18 AM 2:43 PM 7:49 PM
Sun 3.2 ft. -0.7 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 28, 08 1:39 AM 8:49 AM 3:14 PM 8:26 PM
Mon 3.2 ft. -0.7 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 29, 08 2:12 AM 9:18 AM 3:45 PM 9:03 PM
Tue 3.2 ft. -0.6 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 30, 08 2:46 AM 9:46 AM 4:15 PM 9:42 PM


Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low High
Wed -0.4 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.3 ft.
Dec 24, 08 6:37 AM 1:01 PM 6:03 PM 11:39 PM
Thu -0.5 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 25, 08 7:18 AM 1:33 PM 6:45 PM
Fri 2.3 ft. -0.5 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 26, 08 12:20 AM 7:55 AM 2:04 PM 7:23 PM
Sat 2.4 ft. -0.5 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.9 ft.
Dec 27, 08 12:57 AM 8:29 AM 2:35 PM 8:00 PM
Sun 2.4 ft. -0.5 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.8 ft.
Dec 28, 08 1:31 AM 9:00 AM 3:06 PM 8:37 PM
Mon 2.4 ft. -0.5 ft. 2.3 ft. 0.8 ft.
Dec 29, 08 2:04 AM 9:29 AM 3:37 PM 9:14 PM
Tue 2.4 ft. -0.4 ft. 2.3 ft. 0.7 ft.
Dec 30, 08 2:38 AM 9:57 AM 4:07 PM 9:53 PM


City of St. Marks
Date High Low High Low
Wed -0.5 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 24, 08 7:30 AM 1:45 PM 6:56 PM
Thu 2.8 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.5 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 25, 08 12:23 AM 8:11 AM 2:17 PM 7:38 PM
Fri 2.9 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.3 ft.
Dec 26, 08 1:04 AM 8:48 AM 2:48 PM 8:16' PM
Sat 2.9 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.7 ft.. 1.1 ft.
-Dec 27, 08 1:41 AM 9:22 AM 3:19 PM 8:53 PM
Sun 3.0 ft. -0.6ft. 2.7 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 28, 08 2:15 AM 9:53 AM 3:50 PM 9:30 PM
Mon 3.0 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.9 ft.
Dec 29, 08 2:48 AM 10:22 AM 4:21 PM 10:07 PM
Tue 2.9 ft. -0.5 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.9 ft.
Dec 30, 08 3:22 AM 10:50 AM 4:51 PM 10:46 PM


St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low High
Wed -0.5 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.7 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 24, 08 6:05 AM 12:53 PM 5:31 PM 11:31 PM
Thu -0.6 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 25, 08 6:46 AM 1:25 PM 6:13 PM
Fri 2.4 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 26, 08 12:12 AM 7:23 AM 1:56 PM 6:51 PM
Sat 2.5 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.2 ft.
Dec 27, 08 12:49 AM 7:57 AM 2:27 PM 7:28 PM
Sun 2.5 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 28, 08 1:23 AM 8:28 AM 2:58 PM 8:05 PM
Mon 2.5 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.0 ft..
Dec 29, 08 1:56 AM 8:57 AM 3:29 PM 8:42 PM
Tue 2.5 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.4 ft. 0.9 ft.
Dec 30, 08 2:30 AM 9:25 AM 3:59 PM 9:21 PM


ma Shell Point, Spring Creek
Date High Low High Low High
Wed -0.5 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.8 ft. 3.1 ft.
Dec 24, 08 6:23 AM 1:06 PM 5:49 PM 11:44 PM
Thu -0.7 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.7 ft.
Dec 25, 08 7:04 AM 1:38 PM 6;31 PM
Fri 3.2 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 26, 08 12:25 AM 7:41 AM 2:09 PM 7:09 PM
Sat 3.2 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 27, 08 1:02 AM 8:15 AM 2:40 PM 7:46 PM
Sun 3.3 ft. -0.8 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.2 ft.
Dec 28, 08 1:36 AM 8:46 AM 3:11 PM 8:23 PM
Mon 3.3 ft. -0.7 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 29, 08 2:09 AM 9:15 AM 3:42 PM 9:00 PM
Tue 3.2 ft. -0.6 ft. 3.1 ft. 1.0 ft.
Dec 30, 08 2:43 AM 9:43 AM 4:12 PM 9:39 PM


Dog Island West End

Date High Low High Low High
Wed -0.8 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 24, 08 5:59 AM 3:13 PM 4:56 PM 10:01 PM
Thu -0.9 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 25, 08 6:42 AM 3:38 PM 5:51 PM 10:49 PM
Fri -0.9 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.4 ft.
Dec 26, 08 7:20 AM 4:01 PM 6:34 PM 11:38 PM
Sat -0.8 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.5 ft.
Dec 27, 08 7:55 AM 4:22 PM 7:12 PM
Sun 2.4 ft. -0.8 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.4 ft.
Dec 28, 08 12:26 AM 8:26 AM 4:42 PM 7:48 PM
Mon 2.4 ft. -0.7 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.3 ft.
Dec 29, 08 1:13 AM 8:52 AM 5:00 PM 8:27 PM
Tue 2.3 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.1 ft.
Dec 30, 08 1:59 AM 9:16 AM 5:16 PM 9:09 PM


Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday
8:40am 9:30am 10:15am 11:00am 11:55am 12:20am 1:10am
9:05pm 9:55pm 10:40pm 11:25pm --:--pm 12:45pm 1:35pm
4:40 am 3:20am 4:10am 4:55 am 5:40 am 6:45 am 7:20 am
2:55pm 3:45pm 4:25 pm 5:10pm 6:05pm 7:00pm 7:50 pm


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Moon set
Brightness


Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday
7:30 am 7:31 am 7:31 am 7:31 am 7:32 am 7:32 am 7:32 am
5:43 pm 5:44 pm 5:44 pm 5:45 pm 5:45 pm 5:46 pm 5:47 pm
5:11 am 6:06 am 6:59 am 7:46 am 8:29 am 9:07 am 9:41 am
3:24 pm 4:10 pm 5:01 pm 5:56 pm 6:52 pm 7:49 pm 8:46 pm
20% 13% 7% 1% 5% 11% 17%


Coast Guard

Auxiliary Reports
rBy Sherrie Alverson -

This was the second to they noticed the other boat
last weekend in the month of had a new day board and
December and the second to were replacing the plywood
last one in the year 2008. one the Coast Guard had just
Until early Sunday after- installed with a nice new
rioon, the weather was beauti- aluminum one. The Coast
ful. However, by 1:30 p.m., the Guard thanked them and Ron
clouds began to roll in and returned them to the dock.
things changed as the weath- It has been a long time
erman had predicted. since we had a Sick Bay report,
; There were light rain but on Tuesday I took John
splashes and the temperature Sykes, our Flotilla Vice Com.-
began a slow, steady down- mander-Elect, to the hospital
ward sweep., for surgery on Wednesday,
Ron Piasecki (Flotilla 13) However, plans were changed
was the only one who has and it was Friday before the
responded to my request for surgery was performed.
news. He reported that he Things went as well as
received a phone call earlier could be expected. John came
tiis week from Michael Lon- home Sunday. But will be
ganecker, our Flotilla Corn- down for several days. He
niander, asking him to take said he would appreciate tele-
tdie Coast Guard out to check phone calls and visits later in
(Sle markers off Shell Point. the week.
They brought an inflatable Carolyn Treadon's report
with them, but said they of Flotilla 12's news:
ould not use the ramp at The incoming Flotilla Com-
Shell Point since it was too mander and Vice Command-
Shallow. Ron agreed and er, David Guttman and Tim
$oon he and the four Coasties Ashley, held a staff meeting
Were underway aboard Ron's for the new and returning
1Reel Affair. Flotilla staff officers. With
:: Ron said they installed a the unusually warm weather
day board on Marker number it was a good meeting where
10 in the Shell Point chan- we all enjoyed the view of
kel. They went on out to the the water in Lake Kanturk.
tro tripods where they took We have good ambitions for
Iong./lat. readings and called the coming year and a lot of
it in to Panama City Station. enthusiasm
:: As they were leaving they As I normally do when
4aw a small boat coming up there isn't any current news,
to Marker 10. Ron said he I pulled out my Save File and
Wondered what they were do- there I found a copy of the
ifig when the Petty Officer in Wakulla News dated Oct. 15,
Charge said he thought they 1987. Why did I save it?.
Vere tying up to go fishing. For awhile that was a
'After a couple of minutes good question, then I remem-

Learn to use camera


" Christmas season is over.
All the presents are open.
The new digital camera got
a;: good workout. There are
tie pictures of Grandma and
Grandpa opening their pres-
ehts. There are the ones of
the kids and all the holiday
decorations.
,', There are also all those
burry ones you can't make
;)ut who or what they are.
Iow don't just throw that new
camera in the drawer until the
rnext family get together.
; While you are standing
iA line at the Wal-Mart in
rawfordville waiting to re-
tYArn that gift that just wasn't
right for you, look up at the
Wall. The photos hanging on


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


bered.
For the first time (appar-
ently), and I quote, "The Coast
Guard's, Captain's License
Course (6-pack) was being
taught at our C.G. Auxiliary
station (the old station) by
Captain Robin Walbridge of
Suwannee. Sue Wilkinson,
our Operations Officer, is en-
rolled in the course, and I sat
in on some of the classes,
"Robin is one of the few
people qualified in Florida
to teach this course. Both Sue
and I are impressed with his
teaching techniques. He has
managed to make "Set and
Drift" seem simple."
As I read further I came
upon a paragraph that brought
back pleasant memories. "As
part of Coastal Awareness
Day, Flotilla 13 began Satur-
day bright and early at the
St. Marks Lighthouse. Thanks
to the efforts of our Flotilla
Commander, Leslie Durst, the
Coast Guard graiited us per-
mission to hold open house
there so the public could view
the world from the light.
"BMC Glen L. Miller, Of-
ficer in Charge of the Aids to
Navigation (ATON), Panama
City, came over and spent
the day working with us. His
knowledge of lighthouses
was a delightful addition to
our program.


arranged to bring as guest
speaker, Alton Gresham of
Tallahassee, who was the
last St. Marks Lighthouse
keeper. Mr. Gresham charmed
everyone as he shared his
memories of the years he
spent growing up in the
lighthouse. His father was the
lighthouse keeper then, and
later young Alton assumed
those duties."
A total of 290 people
signed the guest register
that day. I noted "had the day
been longer there would have
been more signatures." The
response was wonderful.
"We were delighted that
WTXL-TV, Channel 27, sent a
news team down to film an
interview with Mr. Gresham
at the top of the lighthouse.
Further down in the col-
umn, "We were delighted
that dhief Miller accepted


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the wall at the service desk
were taken at one of Wakulla
County's best kept secrets, the
St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge. Wal-Mart has given
the wall space at the service
desk to showcase the refuge.
The photographs were taken
at the Refuge by members of
the St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge Photo Club.
On the wall there is also a
calendar of upcoming events
at the refuge. You can also find
information on where to sign
up for free classes on digital
photography. Learn how to
use that new digital camera
and take advantage of the
St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge.


meeting that evening."
Later in another paragraph,
"When asked to speak, the
Chief expressed his delight
in our Flotilla. Actually, it
was his first experience of
working with us. I think we
amazed him a little bit. He cer-
tainly praised our proficiency
and hospitality. Those were
nice words coming from the
Coast Guard.
One more paragraph I will
copy for those who remember
him. "As a fitting ending to a
wonderful day, we celebrated
Jake Emmons' 80th birthday
with a birthday cake and ice
cream after a delight buffet."
Jake Emmons was a special
man, as was his son, Joe and
their wives were equally won-
derful Joe Emmons became
the first person from Flotilla
13 who was elected District
Vice Commodore and his
wife, Mary Jo, was equally
special.
Jake's wife, Emma, never
actually joined the Auxiliary,
but no one ever so heartedly
supported it. .
A little further down in the
file I found a Sept 1, 1988 copy
of the column written by Les-
lie Durst while I was away on
another journey. Leslie wrote,
"I recently read an article from
the Tallahassee Democrat,
dated March 15, 1964 about


in our area of the coast. It
seems that on August 31, 1886
an earthquake centered near
Charleston, S.C. caused the
disappearance of the Wakulla
volcano l
The first reports of this
"volcano" come from Juan
Ponce de Leon in 1513. It was
most often seen as a thin col-
umn of smoke or fire 25 miles
southeast of Tallahassee.
Olden sailors' said, "The
old man of the swamp is
smoking his pipe." A New
York newspaperman even
lost his life looking for it.
There are records of four men
who actually found the crater
of the volcano. This occurred
in the 1920s and 30s. The
reported location is in Gun
Swamp in the Pinhook area
about one mile east of the
Jefferson County line."
Well, we have searched
for lost boats, why not lost
volcanoes? Guess the main
reason is that boats don't
make way on swampy land
and volcanoes aren't found
often at sea.
After that bit of nonsense,"
the members of Flotilla 12
and 13 wish all of you a
very merry and safe holiday
season,
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prepares for spelling bee


Wakulla Christian School
recently held a spelling bee.
The top three finishers in
the school's third and fourth
grade spelling bee advanced
to the District Spelling Bee.
Third grader Danyelle Dias
took first place. She is the
daughter of Robin and Lea
Dias of Crawfordville. The
second place winner was
fourth grader Morgan Gray,
and her brother, third grader
Dalton Gray, took third place.
They are the children of Billy
Joe and Tammie Sanders of
Crawfordville and Jeremiah


and Kim Gray of Monticello.
Principal Jim Pound presented
trophies.
Morgan Gray will be rep-
resenting Wakulla Christian
School at the Wakulla County
District Spelling Bee on Jan.
9, as competition is open to
fourth graders.
Fourth grader Anna Golden
will be the alternate as she
placed fourth in the spelling
bee.
The winner of the District
competition will compete
in the Tallahassee Big Bend
Regional Spelling Bee which


will be held on Feb. 14.
"We are very proud of our
young ladies and gentlemen at
WCS. They are all exceptional
children who have thrived aca-
demically and have excelled
in the A-Beka curriculum.
We strive to provide quality
Christian education in a safe,
moral atmosphere where our
children can build character,
ability and leadership," said
Principal Pound. .
For more information on
WCS and their outstanding
curriculum, please call 926-
5583..


Stan Ward's Riversink students helped collect toys for less fortunate children. Smith joins Shell Point

RES fifth graders collect toysalty as a new agent
The fifth grade 4-H dub at classes understand the mean- scored by fifth grade teachers, R e


Riversink Elementary School
helped collect approximately
65 brand new toys for the Big
Bend Homeless Coalition.
This not only reinforced
the true meaning of Christmas
for students, but also helped


ing of community, school of-
ficials said.
Everyone pitched in with
donating, wrapping, and load-
ing the toys to be taken to
children in need.
The toy drive was spon-


Carol Broome, Stan Ward, and
Nick Weaver.
Ward and his class proudly
stood behind toys they col-
lected before loading cars.


State buys Wood Sink site


A high-priority conserva-
tion parcel of more than 1,000
acres, located just 15 miles
east of the Florida Capitol, was
transferred to the state by The
Nature Conservancy.
The ,1,057-acre parcel called
Wood Sink connects existing
conservation lands north
and south of U.S. Highway 27
and adds to a conservation
corridor extending from just
south of Interstate 10 and the
headwaters of the St. Marks
River to the Gulf of Mexico.
The area provides Tallahassee
with its potable water sup-
ply-the tract includes a karst
feature directly connected to
the Floridan Aquifer.
The land will be managed
as an addition to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission's- (FWC) L.
Kirk Edwards Wildlife and
Environmental Area.
The Nature Conservancy
bought the tract in March
2007 from the St. Joe Company
and held it until state funds
became available, selling it to
the state at below appraised
value. The site is part of the
Upper St. Marks River Cor-
ridor-an "A" ranked Florida
Forever project consisting of
13,376 acres along 14 miles of
the upper reaches of the St.
Marks River. It is important to
the water quality of not only
the river but Apalachee Bay
and the estuary at St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge.
"We look forward to restor-
ing and managing the Wood
Sink tract for conservation
of the upper St. Marks River
systems, associated wetlands
and resources, including habi-
tat for imperiled species such
as the wood stork, gopher
tortoise and 'Sherman's fox
squirrel," said Gary Cochran,
FWC's conservation acquisi-
tion and planning director.
"FWC recognizes The Nature
Conservancy's long-standing
commitment to acquiring
land for conservation and is
grateful to them for working
to acquire the Wood Sink par-
cel from St. Joe during a time
when. Florida Forever Funds
were committed to other im-
portant projects."
"Wood Sink is such an
important piece to the puzzle
and adds so much value to
the adjoining conservation
pieces," said Callie DeHaven,
the Conservancy senior field
representative on the project.
The Conservancy recently
helped the state acquire 2,615
acres nearby in the Upper St.
Marks south of U.S. 27 from St.
Joe and acquired the 611-acre
Fanlew Tract, which connects
to the Aucilla Wildlife Man-
agement Area.
In addition to being'home
to important species such as
Florida black bears, river ot-
ters, bobcats and numerous
species of Neotropical migrant
birds during annual migra-
tions, Cochran said Wood
Sink will provide significant
opportunity for public outdoor
recreation.
Wood Sink is recognized
as a priority target of Talla-
hassee's Blueprint 2000. Ex-
ecutive Director Jim Davis was
pleased with its protection.


"This 'acquisition epitomizes
what can be accomplished
when government agencies,
nonprofit organizations and
private parties collaborate


in the pursuit of a common
goal: the protection of the
headwaters of the St. Marks
River," he said at the time of
the Conservancy's purchase. Joan E. Smith


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Joan E. Smith has joined
Shell Point Realty as a new
agent. After retirement from
her "mom/pop" business in
Louisiana, Smith made transi-
tion and returned to her fam-
ily roots in Wakulla County.
"It is absolutely wonderful
living closer to my grandchil-
dren's hugs," she said. "And,
for Charles and I to be near
my family members love is
wonderful. We attend and par-
ticipate with the praise team
at Pioneer Baptist Church,
located on Spring Creek High-


way. As a musician and writer,
it is an honor to join the
community promoting brga-
nizations like the Wakulla
County Senior Citizen Center,
Wakulla Volunteer, Chamber
of Commerce and local events
such as the Valentine's Day,
Veteran's Day, and Fourth of
July parades in Crawfordville.
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Section B


Some of the members of the Pickin' 'n' Grinnin' Band performed during the Thanksgiving holidays.


Goodie bags were stored at the senior center.


Thank you Wakulla County!


R.H. Carter


Senior Citizens crew, Tamara Burns, Ann Ross, Vicki McKenzie, Diane Lanter, Tina
Reason, Dee Parker, R.H. Carter, Dee Bastian, Nell Rozar and Jimmy Reed.


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From offices of R.H. Carter,
Executive Director,
Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Council, Inc. and
Joan E. Smith, PR writer


Ij 11 Ifor the Senior Center.-


The Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Center serves our older
population at a cost that greatly
exceeds our grants. These add-
ed costs for our seniors are sup-
ported by donations from our
community, United Way, fund-
raising activities and Wakulla
County Commission.
Our economy, at the local
and national level, has been in
a free-fall for some time and the
end of this downturn is not in
sight This makes our board and
administrators very insecure.
However, our income has not
lost ground. Many of our larger
contributors have reduceduced the
amount of their contributions,
but several friends and neigh-
bors are mailing us more small
checks than in the past. It ap-
pears that individuals in our


community are aware of our
potential loss of funding and
are concerned enough to begin
sending contributions to us. You
are invited to join their effort to
be a part of this solution. This
supports everything Ive said in
the past about how wonderful
it is to live in Wakulla County
where people care so much for
their neighbors.
A free Thanksgiving dinner
was provided to, the citizens
of Wakulla County. There were
490 free turkey dinners served
in the senior center on that
Tuesday, Nov. 25. The funding
for this event was provided by
Wakulla Bank, Ameris Bank,
Humana, VFW Post 4538, Anita
Townsend, and Brent Thur-
mond. o :
SContinued on Page 2B


Seas


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Happy volunteers get ready to serve the Thanksgiving feast.

Community gives from the heart


By JOAN E. SMITH
Of the Wakulla County Senior
Center
If we peek inside the gifts,
we'll see some of the Christmas
bags are filled with fresh fruit,
while other gift-bags contain
personal items. Nonetheless,
these gifts are filled with love
from the heart of the com-
munity.
Most givers choose to re-
main silent and in the back-
ground. But one thing is for
sure, each contributor helps to
make life just a little easier for a
whole lot of senior citizens.
Sherri Hood, 4-H Extension
Agent, reports this is the fifth


year for the Wakulla 4-H Holi- Christmas bags prepared by th
day Community Service Project, club members were a welcome
SThe week before Christmas, treat and they were delivered
dub members gathered at the into the homes of our senio
Extension Office Arena to fill community.
their selected Christmas bags It is a true joy to make these
with fruit, home visits and to hear the
"The kids look forward to different stories. One of the
this event every year" said major goals ofthe senior citizen
Wanda Murray, 4-H volunteer center is to offer community
for six years. This year the services to help adults remain
Mid-Florida Citrus Foundation independent and at home. W
provided fresh citrus. Local find these services are espeda]
participants donated items, and ly needed by those who may be
funds made available through experiencing visual challenge
the Chevron Corporation and which limit their ability to d<
4-H Community Pride Grant, small tasks.
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Community


Christian bookstore opens in Community


downtown Crawfordville


Chamber of Commerce members with Maria Dailey at ribbon cutting.


Berean Christian Book-
store in Crawfordville is
a bookstore full of Chris-
tian books, bibles, DVDs,
CDs, audio books, and gift
items. They have items for
everyone in the family such
as bibles, accompaniment
CDs, spiritual growth, study
guides, Greek and Hebrew
dictionaries, novels, inspir-
ing T-shirts, stickers and
toys.
"We encourage people
to come by have a cup of
coffee and take your time
reviewing books and other
items," said Maria Dailey.
"If you do not see what you
need please let us know
so that we can order items
that are important to.you.
Suggestions are much ap-
preciated."
The owners have en-
joyed coming together with
local craftsmen on spe-
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local writers for book sign-
ings. "It is a privilege to
work with so many gifted
people in our community,"
she said. "We look forward
to serving the churches
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to ensure that they have
all they need from study
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While visiting Lennie
Widman in his home, he fre-
quently shared words of humor
intermixed with words of en-
couragement. During the light
humor conversations with Len-
nie, it showed how he enjoys
his independence and being
near his friends and neighbors.
Lennie moved into the Wakulla
area about 30 years ago from
Rhode Island and New York.
Through the years, Lennie
learned to adjust to his sur-
roundings and to concentrate
on doing the tasks that he can
do. He appreciates the senior
center's homemaker services
because they take care of those
other tasks. The senior services
helps release Lennie so he can
utilize his favorite pastime,
which is communicating with


Thank you

Continued from Page 1B
Some senior center employ-
ees donated but want to remain
anonymous. Volunteers were
in great supply. There were so
many wanting to help. Tina
Reason from Second Harvest
Food Bank came to help and
brought over 300 loaves of
bread from the food bank and
three cases of fruit that she
personally purchased. It was
such a pleasure to provide this
dinner and observe all those
who volunteer and donate the
resources necessary for this
event. '
This article is being written
about two weeks before Christ-
mas. We have already received
almost 200 gift packages from.
Ray and Terry Smith for our
home-bound seniors. Ray told
me that their home and all
their belongings burned a few
years ago. Friends and neigh-


friends through his skills as a
certified ham radio operator.
Another remarkable story
comes from Bennie Mae Miller
and her daughters and caregiv-
ers, Lillian Miller and Betty
Miller. Lillian said she cried the
morning she received the call
from Dee Bastian, Lead Case
Manager for senior homebound
services. The call came while
she was sitting in her moth-
er's living room. Earlier that
morning, Lillian was so tired
she could hardly move. Even
though she alternated every
two weeks with her sister, she
found the moment-by-moment
demands plus the demands
of her personal life, had left
her feeling exhausted, Lillian
explained that it was one of
those days. She was simply at
wits end. Dee called with the


bors gave them so much that.
he had to ask, them to stop.
Since that time, Ray and Terri
have given so much to so many
that their generosity cannot be
measured. They just keep giv-
ing, The churches, Christmas
Connection, 4-H club, our board
and staff, Home Instead's "Be a
Santa" program, Area Agency's
"Adopt a Senior" program,
and several individuals have
already scheduled to bring in
gifts for all seniors that are
served by our center. Seniors
will be entertained by various
groups such as the P&G Band,
Wakulla Middle School Band.


good news that her mother
was approved for sitter services.
Lillian said she could not hold
back the tears of joy. The sitter
services help to provide care-
givers an opportunity to relax
and a few hours to take care
of personal things. According
to the Millers, receiving senior
services definitely came at the
right time for them,
Lennie Widman and Bennie
Mae Miller opened their homes
and graciously shared a small
portion of their story. The in-
terviewer became the receiver,
The occupants of each home
warmly offered their deep inner
spiritual faith and displayed
how this faith binds their fami-
lies and friends together with
love. Perhaps that's why love is
the best gift received from the
heart of the community.


Reba Mason and her Silver
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be served a brunch Christ-
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This is a special time of the
year. Gifts are great. The great-
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time, especially to your family.
The new year, 2009, will be here
and gone before you complete
all your plans. The Board of
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senior citizens wish you a won-
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School


School district recognizes Broome, Martin and Sparkman


Carol A. Broome
The December Teachers of
the Month are Riversink El-
ementary School's Carol Ann
Broome and Wakulla Educa-
tion Center's Chris Martin and
the Employee of the Month
is Data Entry Specialist Rita
Sparkman.
Carol Ann Broome is the
first Riversink Elementary
School teacher to be named
as Teacher of the Month. She
began her career in education
at the Wakulla' Education Cen-
ter as a Pre-K teacher and then
transferred to Shadeville to
teach fifth grade. She has been
teaching fifth grade at Riv-
ersink since the doors opened
this year.
"After the birth of my twin
daughters, I became the volun-
teer coordinator at Pre-K. The


support I received from the
Pre-K staff under the leader-
ship of Annie Ruth Perryman,
inspired me to head back to the
classroom myself and finish
my degree," said Broome.
Above her desk at Riversink
is a small poster that reads,
"Happiness is Teaching Fifth
Grade." Broome added, "Fifth
graders are old enough to
challenge my own thinking on
a daily basis. My favorite part
of the day is when they get
this look of understanding on
their face. Those are priceless
moments."
"Carol Broome is a posi-
tive person and always goes
above and beyond. She gives
so much time and energy to
our students from tutoring
to being one of the first ones
at school each day," Principal
Jackie High said. "Carol has a
special gift for knowing what
students need to be successful.
She approaches her profession
with seriousness. It is obvious
that Mrs. Broome loves teach-
ing, and in return, her students
love learning."
Even though she grew up
in Massachusetts, Broome is
an FSU graduate. Broome also
is a member of the Sunshine
and reading committees, co-
ordinates the Brain Brawl, and
sponsors the Riversink Flag
Corp.


New middle school s

requirements are co


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
Wakulla County Assistant
Superintendent for Instruc-
tion Beth O'Donnell has been
working with the Middle
School Student Progression
Plan for three years, but on
Monday, Dec. 15, the school
board agreed to advertise the
latest revisions to the plan.
Some of the revisions in-
clude new physical education
requirements, the throwing
out of the national Stanford 10
standardized test as a measur-
ing stick for students as well
as three credit requirements
for English, math, science and
social studies and a career
education credit. The credits
are required for eighth grad-
ers to advance to the high
school.
O'Donnell said district of-
ficials have been working with
students since they were sixth
graders to make sure they will
be ready for the new require-
ments.
The district also offers
credit recovery and remedial
assistance for. students who
need it.
Superintendent David Mill-
er said he is disappointed that
the state decided to drop the
Stanford test since it gives
Florida schools an opportu-
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In other Wakulla County
School Board action from
Monday, Dec. 15:
The board agreed to ad-
vertise revisions to the school
board policy that address
"use of sick leave by family
members." The policy helps
employees avoid having to
take leave without pay if they
are eligible.
The board approved the
2009 Affiliation Agreement
between Capital Regional
Medical Center and the dis-
trict. The four year agreement
covers WHS students in the
WHS Medical Academy.
The students will host an
open house at WHS Jan. 12
at 6:30 p.m. There are 200 stu-
dents in the program, covering
all four grade levels.
The board approved re-
vised job descriptions for em-
ployees in the transportation
department. Some employees
may be called upon to drive
buses. The Bus Driver Opera-
tions Handbook was revised
to address the release of stu-
dents from buses when their
guardians are not at home.
The policy is to not release
children through second grade
unless they have an older sib-
ling with them or the parents
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dents about our flag and our I
country. "It is a very moving ex-
perience to see how much the l
students care about their school r
flag," said Broome. "Working in a
any Wakulla County school is a P
blessing. I love the support we
receive every step of the way c
as a professional educator in t
Wakulla County." t
Chris Martin, Pre-K teach- r
er, has been teaching at the
Wakulla Education Center since
2003. "Every day is a new day P
at pre-school," claims Martin. r
Her outlook and willingness to
constantly improve are some of t
the reasons she was selected as
Teacher of the Month.
Tampa was her home un-
til she graduated from high
school. Martin moved to Tal-


Student

ming
proper to drop off children.
A school field trip to
Mexico was approved. Mexi-
can students will come to
Wakulla in early 2009.
The COAST Charter
School accountability report
was approved. COAST received
a "B" grade last year helping
the district become a "high
performing district."
Golden Construction was (
approved to complete $89,700 H
worth of fire exit door work at t
Wakulla High, Wakulla Educa- (
tional Center and Sbpchoppy
Education Center. The work
has been required by the state
Fire Marshal.
The workwill be completed
during Christmas break, dur-
ing after school hours and
on weekends to keep from
disrupting classes.
The district is planning to
reduce the cost of the work by
$13,000 be eliminating door
canopies.
The next school board
meeting will be held Tuesday,
Jan. 20.


ahassee and completed her
ormal education at TCC and
FSU. She adds, "We moved to
Wakulla County because of
he wonderful schools that my
childrenn would attend. After
volunteering in kindergarten
classrooms, I knew what my
:areer should be," Chris be-
gan her career as a first grade
teacher at Shadeville Elemen-
ary School in 1998.
"Mrs. Martin has become
instrumental at Pre-K by wel-
:oming new teachers and shar-
ng best practices with them,"
;aid Principal Kim Dutton. "She
provides daily opportunities
or children to enrich their l
language development through
nature walks, cooking projects
nd art activities," Dutton ex-
plained that Martin loves Pre-KI
If we can instill the feelings
of success in young children,
hey will carry that with them
throughout their school ca-
eer," she said.
Martin also serves as the
WEC PTA secretary and is a
positivee behavior system com-
mittee member.
Technology Services Direc-
or Alan Rosier said that "Rita


Rita Sparkman
Sparkman has been The MIS
Department for the Wakulla
County School Board for years,
Words to describe Rita include:
patient, dependable, consistent
and expert. Rita is recognized
by her peers as an expert in her
field and I am glad she is now
the Employee of the Month."
Sparkman began at WMS in
1987 as a teacher assistant."This
was an ideal situation at the
time because I had summers
off to spend with my three
boys," she said. Sparkman was
promoted to MIS Senior Op-
erator in 1990 for the Wakulla
District. She has trained many


data entry and administrative
personnel on the student in-
formation system, a.k.a. Gate-
way.
"Rita is a one-woman help
desk for all of our school sites,"
said Rosier. "She is the hub
for communication between
the schools, the district office
and DOE. Rita Sparkman has
helped WCSB become one of
the top districts in the state of
Florida as far as "accuracy" in
the reporting of student data.
Sparkman has roots deep
in Wakulla.' She attended Sop-
choppy High School and gradu-
ated from Wakulla High School
in 1970. She enjoys the trouble-
shooting aspect of her job and
helping others find solutions.
"Wakulla is part of a 16
county consortium for the
student data base," said Spark-
man, "Over the past 18 years
I have made great friends
through networking across
the State."
Superintendent David Mill-
er noted that all three of these
high performing employees
recognize the importance of
dedication, flexibility and the
pursuit of lifelong learning.


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Under the leadership of the Student ies teachers for their assistance in collect-
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han 500 toys for Toys for Tots during the brought in the most toys.
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Outdoors


Department of Transportation offers safety tips


This holiday season the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) reminds
drivers to call its free 511
system for roadway informa-
tion to avoid traffic and get
to their destination safer.
The free 511 phone num-
ber and FL511.com web site
feature real-time roadway in-
formation on all of Florida's
interstates and Florida's
Turnpike. Holiday travelers
can save time and money by
planning trips ahead of time
and registering personalized
travel and alternate routes
for free on the 511 Web site.
The statewide web site
allows users to create up to
10 personalized travel routes
they can then access imme-
diately when calling 511 to
hear roadway updates. The
system lets users create cus-
tom names, such as "Home"
and "Back Up Home," so with
one voice prompt, callers


can get information on their
entire route.
The 511 system uses sim-
ple Caller ID technology
to recognize the caller and
provides the option to hear
traffic details for the pro-
grammed trips first. If there
is an incident on one road,
drivers can change routes be-
fore getting caught in conges-
tion. The Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) section at
www.FL511.com provides de-
tailed instructions and useful
tips for successfully using the
customizable routes feature.
511 is also the easy, three-
digit phone number for Flor-
ida's airports and seaports.
Travelers flying out of the
state can call 511 and trans-
fer to their regional airport
to hear flight information
for free.
The time-saving system is
a free resource from FDOT
that helps manage conges-


tion, reduce emissions and
increase safety on all inter-
state highways, many major
metropolitan roadways and
Florida's Turnpike.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), know-
ing of congestion or delays
can help prevent crashes.
"Traffic congestion can lead
to crashes, which can lead to
even more congestion," said
FHP Lt. Col. Ernesto Duarte.
"If drivers can use 511 to
plan a better route, everyone
wins."
AAA Auto Club South
encourages drivers to make
travel preparations ahead of
time. "It's a long weekend
this year for Christmas and
for that reason we expect .a
lot of driving and congestion
well in advance of Christmas
Eve," said Gregg Laskoski,
Managing Director, Public
& Government Relations for
AAA Auto Club South, "So


that is why people should
call 511 before getting in
their car so, they can know
exactly what lies ahead."
Calls to 511 are free, how-
ever cell phone minute charg-
es may apply.
Safety Tips
1. Call 511 before you
hit the road, at a rest area
or have a passenger call to
avoid talking while driving.
2. Call 511 before you en-
ter a new roadway to hear
current road conditions.
3. Customize your trip be-
fore you leave home at www.
FL511.com to minimize time
spent on the phone.
4. In low visibility, drive
slowly and keep your low
beam headlights on.
5. If your windshield wip-
ers are on, your headlights
should be on, too.
6. Always wear your safety
belt.
7. Don't drink and drivel


511 Tips
1. Speak as clearly as pos-
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ground noise-including ra-
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FWC moves forward on improving New rules boost deer

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The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) directed staff on
Wednesday, Dec. 3 to proceed
with developing a new set of
rules to improve the state's
regulation of hunting on wild-
life management areas.
Recommended rule chang-
es to the Wildlife Manage-
ment Area (WMA) Quota Hunt
Permit Program include mak-
ing quota permits nontransfer-
able, adding new "guest" per-
mits and adding more choices
for the types of hunts.
After hearing input from
mobility-impaired representa-
tives and the public, the com-


mission also directed staff
to include mobility-impaired
hunts in the proposed rule
changes.
These new rules will be
considered for final adoption
at the Commission's Feb. 4
and Feb. 5 meeting in Destin,
and if adopted, will become
effective for the 2009-10 hunt-
ing season.
It is believed that changes
are needed to the current
quota permit system that
can have a positive effect
on hunter recruitment and
retention and will more fairly
distribute public hunting op-
portunities.


For more than a year, a
Quota Hunt Stakeholder
Working Group, consisting of
FWC staff and members of the
hunting public, met to review
the agency's quota permit
system. Public meetings also
were held throughout the
state, and much input was
received on how to make the
quota permit system better.
Results of the working
group's findings and recom-



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mendations can be viewed at
consensus.fsu.edu/FWC/quo-
tahunt.html.
These rule proposals do not
include making any changes
to the FWC's Blackwater WMA
dog hunts.
A complete summary of the
proposed rule changes and
public comment opportunities
can be found at MyFWC.com/
Contact/Contact_Rules_intro.
htm.



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Two new rules in place on
the 187,700-acre Tate's Hell
* Wildlife Management Area in
Franklin and Liberty counties
this hunting season are de-
signed to improve the quality
of the hunting experience.
The first new rule requires
that legal buck deer must have
at least one antler with two or
more points. Each point has to
be at least one inch long, and
the antler has to be a mini-
mum of five inches long.
Under the second rule, no
one can shine or look for deer
from midnight until 30 min-
utes before sunrise. There is an
exception to the light-shining
rule for raccoon or opossum
hunters.
Both rules were put in place


after numerous requests from
members of the hunting pub-
lic, according to Adam War-
wick, a Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) wildlife biologist.
"The two-points-on-a-side
antler rule is an effort to im-
prove the quality of deer avail-
able to hunters on Tate's Hell,"
Warwick said, "Also, we'll be
collecting harvest data from
deer killed on the area and
conducting deer track counts
on designated area roads. The
goal is to improve the deer
herd."
The "no-shining rule" is in
place on Tate's Hell and the
nearby 582,700-acre Apala-
chicola National Forest (WMA)
this season.


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,LegalNotice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA, JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-017-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:
G.W. D.O.B. 12/18/05
MINOR CHILD


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN FATHER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a petition
under oath, has been filed in the above-styled
court for the termination of parental rights and
the permanent commitment of G.W., a male
child born on 12-18-05, in Wakulla County,
Florida to the State of Florida, Department of
Children and Families, Adoption and Related
Services, a licensed child placing agency, for
subsequent adoption and you are hereby to
be and appear in the above court, before the
Pro Hac Vice Circuit Court Judge Jill C.
Walker at the Wakulla County Courthouse,
2nd Floor, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Craw-
fordville, Florida on Monday, January 12, 2009
at 9:00 a.m. for a Termination of Parental
Rights Advisory hearing and to show cause
why said petition should not be granted. You
must appear on the date and at the time
specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY AP-
PEAR AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES YOUR CONSENT TO THE TER-
MINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE
DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD
NAMED IN THE PETITION.
WITNESS my hand and official seal as the
Clerk of said Court this 2nd day of December,
2008.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- BETH DONAWAY
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 11, 18, 24, 31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

Case No.: 08-116-CA
WILLIAM LEONARD TARTT
Plaintiff,
vs.
VIRGINIA JAMERSON; AND IF DEAD HER
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, JUDGMENT CREDITORS, AND
ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST HER; AND DELORISE
DIANE BURKE A/K/A DELORISE DIANE
NICHOLS F/K/A DELORISE DIANE LAN-,
DRUM F/K/A DELORISE DIANE ESTES
F/K/A DIANE DELORISE GRAY, AND IF
DEAD HER UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, JUDGMENT
CREDITORS, AND ALL PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HER;
AND ALL UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS
IF ALIVE, AND IF DEAD OR NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR SEVERAL
AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AND
JUDGMENT CREDITORS, OR OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER
THOSE UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS;
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, OR
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS
COMPLAINT
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VIRGINIA JAMERSON, DELORISE DI-
ANE BURKE A/K/A DELORISE DIANE
NICHOLS F/K/A DELORISE DIANE LAN-
DRUM F/K/A DELORES DIANE ESTES F/K/A
DIANE DELORISE GRAY, OTHER ABOVE
NAMED DEFENDANTS AND ALL OTHERS
WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title to the following property in Wakulla
County, Florida:
Lot 82 of the Town of Sopchoppy, Florida,
West Side as per map or plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 1 of the Public Records of Wa-
kulla County, Florida.
has been filed against you. You are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to the action on Frances Casey Lowe,
plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 3042
Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida
32327, on or before date not less than 30
days after the first publication, and file the
original with the clerk of this court either be-
fore service on plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately after service; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
Dated: November 6, 2008.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSES
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 11, 18, 24, 31, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-131-FC
MARTHA L. COULTER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TINA M. REAMS A/K/A TINA
JOHNSON; and UNKNOWN TENANTS,


Defendant(s)


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Wakulla County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Wakulla County, Florida, described
as:
A parcel of land lying in Lot 5 of the Hartsfield
Survey of Lands in Wakulla County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at a concrete monument lying on
the approximate Northerly right of way bound-
ary of Lower Bridge Road, a county main-
tained graded road, and being the Southeast
corner of Preston Triplett's land recorded in
Book 256, Page 332 of the Public Records of
Wakulla County, Florida, thence run North 78
degrees 35 minutes 46 seconds West along
said approximate Northerly right of way
boundary of Lower Bridge Road 314.31 feet to
a concrete monument, thence leaving said ap-
proximate Northerly right of way boundary of
Lower Bridge Road run North 11 degrees 11
minutes 19 seconds East 161.03 feet to a con-
crete monument, thence North 15 degrees 11
minutes 30 seconds West 159.83 feet to a
concrete monument for the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginning continue North
15 degrees 11 minutes 30 seconds West
166.03 feet to a concrete monument, thence
run North 75 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds
East 199.19 feet to a concrete monument,
thence run South 15 degrees 11 minutes 30
seconds East 172.25 feet to a concrete m
monument, thence run South 74 degrees 47
minutes 30 seconds West 199.19 to the Point
of Beginning.
Together with an easement for ingress and
egre : -i; ', f.-i, .i.j.- and lying Westerly of
the .,:i...',rg .,-: ;.:r[.,d line. Commence at a
concrete monument lying on the approximate
Northerly right of way boundary of Lower
Bridge Road, a county maintained graded
road, and being the Southeast corner of Pre-
ston Triplett's land recorded in Book 256,
Page 332 of the Public Records of Wakulla
County, Florida, thence run North 78 degrees
35 minutes 46 seconds West along said ap-
proximate Northerly right of way boundary of
Lower Bridge Road 314.31 feet to a concrete
monument for the Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning and leaving said ap-
proximate Northerly right of way boundary of
Lower Bridge Road, run North 11 degrees 11
minutes 19 seconds East 161.03 feet to a con-
crete monument, thence North 15 degrees 11
minutes 30 seconds West 159.83 feet to a
concrete monument continue thence North 15
degrees 11 minutes 30 seconds West 166.03
feet to a concrete monument for the Point of
ending.
Including a1989 Mobile Home with identifica-
tion number HMST4838GA

at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash,
at the front door of the Wakulla County Court-
house, Crawfordville, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
January 15, 2009. Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the sale, other than
the property owner, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
BRENT.X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 24, 31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO.: 08000135FC
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC.,
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
DARRELL B. MOORE et. al.
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated November
25, 2008, and entered in Case No.
08000135FC, of the Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA
County, Florida, wherein ACCREDITED
HOME LENDERS, INC., A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION, is a Plaintiff and DARRELL
B. MOORE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAR-
RELL B. MOORE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAMANTHA MOORE; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR ACCREDITED
HOME LENDERS, INC. A CALIFORNIA COR-
PORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at Front lobby, Crawfordville Courthouse,
3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL
32327, at 11:00 a.m. on February 5, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT NO. 2 IN BLOCK "C" OF RIVERSIDE
SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY PLAT
THEREOF OF RECORDED ON PAGE 22, OF
PLAT BOOK NO. 1, OF PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WAKIJLLA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 25th day of November, 2008
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should, no later than seven (7) days prior,
contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coor-
dinator at 850-926-0905, WAKULLA CO.
CTHSE., CRAWFORDVILLE, FL, 32327. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD)
800-955-8771 via Florida System.
December 18, 24, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AN
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000227
DIVISION #:
UNC:
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,
Inc. as Nominee for
EquiFirst Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Charles V. Robb and Roberta A. Robb, Hus-
band and Wife; United States of America Act-
ing Through Administration; Unknown parties
in possession #1; Unknown Parties in Posses-
sion #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s) who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said Un-
known Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO:
Charles V. Robb; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 66
Weeping Willow Court, Crawfordville, FL
32327 and Roberta A. Robb; ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN AD-
DRESS IS: 66 Weeping Willow Court, Craw-
fordville, FL 32327
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or against
the named Defendant(s); and the aforemen-
tioned named Defendant(s) and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defendants'as may
be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui
juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in Wakulla County, Florida, more
particularly described as follows:
LOT 5, FAIRWINDS, A SUBDIVISION, AS
PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 68, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 66 Weeping Willow
Court, Crawfordville, FL 32327.
This action has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your written
defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is
10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 112,
Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 12th day of December, 2008
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 24, 31, 2008




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 65-2008-CA-000151
CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL
MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEANNIE JUANITA HANNAH, ET AL.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JEANNE JUANITA HANNAH AND UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JEANNIE JUANITA
HANNAH, IF ANY whose residence is un-
known if he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants
who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property described in the
mortgage being foreclosed herein.,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty:
LOT 6, BLOCK C, OF HIGHLAND PLACE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 38 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920 no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this notice of ac-
tion) and file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault 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 4th day of
December, 2008.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 24, 31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 65-2008-CA-000147
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDDIE WAYNE SANDERS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.; JULIA
WISE SANDERS; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th
day of November, 2008, and entered In case
No. 65-2008-CA-000147, of the Circuit Court
of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla
County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR
MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and EDDIE
WAYNE SANDERS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.;
JULIA WISE SANDERS; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the FRONT DOOR OF
COURTHOUSE at the Wakulla County Court-
house, in Crawfordville, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 5th day of February, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
.LOT 19 OF EAGLE'S RIDGE PHASE.II, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 60 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons
-who, because of their disabilities, need special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ADA Coordinator at
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL
32327 or Telephone Voice (850) 926-0905 not
later than five business days prior to such pro-
ceeding.
Dated this 24th day of November, 2008
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 24, 31, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 65-2008-CA-000185
DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERESA M. PEARSON, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated November 24, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 65-2008-CA-000185 of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and
for WAKULLA County, Florida wherein COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC, Is the Plaintiff
and TERESA M. PEARSON; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORA-
TION; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT
FOYER OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 5th day
of February, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 123, BLOCK A OF MAGNOLIA GAR-
DENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE(S) 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 182 TAFFLINGER ROAD, CRAW-
FORDVILLE, FL 32327
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 26, 2008.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Cldrk
of the Circuit Court)
December .18, 24, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION.
CASE NO. 65-2008-CA-000186
DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE2,
Plaintiff,
vs.

MARC DALVERY, et al,
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a


rimna uogment o1 Mortgage ir-oreciosure
dated November 24, 2008 and entered in
Case No. 65-2008-CA-000186 of the Circuit
Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and.
for WAKULLA County, Florida wherein U.S.
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE2, is the Plaintiff
and MARC DALVERY; SHYNIRA DALVERY;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at FRONT FOYER
OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11 :O0AM, on the 5th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 5, BLOCK 5 OF WAKULLA GARDENS,
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGES 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 15 SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL, CRAW-
FORDVILLE, FL 32327
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens
mutt file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 24, 2008.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS.DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 18, 24, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 65-2008-CA-0055FC
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC
Plaintiff
vs.
KARIN POWSNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KARIN POWSNER, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
Defendants)


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 18, 2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 65-2008-CA-0055FC of the Circuit
Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for
WAKULLA County, CRAWFORDVILLE, Flor-
ida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at FRONT DOOR at the WAKULLA
County Courthouse located at 3056 CRAW-
FORDVILLE HIGHWAY in CRAWFORD-
VILLE, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th day of
February, 2009 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK I1", SONGBIRD SUBDIVI-
SION, PHASE II, A SUBDIVISION AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 113 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLOR,
IDA
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lIs pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 12 day of December, 2008.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)

In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation should contact
Court Administration at the WAKULLA County
Courthouse at 850-926-0905,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
December 24,31, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 652007CA000183FC
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME
MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATTI A. SCHIPPER, et al,
Defendantss.


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated October 27, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 652007CA000183FC of the Circuit Court
of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WA-
KULLA County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and PATTI A.
SCHIPPER; WELLS FARGO BANK, NA;
TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER LETES, and
TENANT #2 N/K/A DAVID LETES are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at FRONT FOYER OF THE WA-
KULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 5th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 33, BLOCK "A", OF AMELIAWOOD,
UNIT 2, PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 26, WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND ALSO:
A PORTION OF LOT 34, BLOCK "A" OF
AMELIAWOOD UNIT 2, PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 26, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA,
'Qrciiri 'hArQ DAOTii'i 11 A11 v n1cor'Ma=n


AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT A FOUND 4 INCH BY 4 INCH
CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 34, BLOCK
"A", AMELIAWOOD UNIT 2, WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN
NORTH 37 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 49 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 318.19 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 16 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE
OF 50.83 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 72
DEGREES 51 MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 32.89 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 31 DEGREES 48
MINUTES 03 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE
OF 324.49 FEET; THENCE RUN ALONG A
CURVE CONCAVED TO THE SOUTHEAST
(SAID CURVE' HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 14 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 58 SEC-
ONDS, A RADIUS OF 109.12 FEET, A
CHORD. BEARING OF SOUTH 56 DEGREES
17 MINUTES 51 SECONDS EAST AND A
CHORD DISTANCE OF 27.45 FEET) AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 27.52 FEET BACK TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A 143 MARIE CIRCLE, CRAWFORD-
VILLE, FL 32327
Any person claiming an interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 4, 2008
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 18, 24, 2008


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CHANGE
RULE CHAPTER AND TITLE:
School Board Policy 4.11 + Student Progres-
sion Plan
PURPOSE AND EFFECT:
To reflect legislative requirements and district
procedures.
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
1001.41, 1001.45, Florida Statutes
LAWS IMPLEMENTED:
1001.43, 1003.43, 1003.437, 1003.49, F.S.
ECONOMIC IMPACT: None
REVISION ORIGINATED BY:
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant Superintendent for
Instruction
REVISION APPROVED BY:
David Miller, Superintendent of Schools
IF REQUESTED WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21)
DAYS OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL
BE HELD
TIME: 5:45 p.m.
PLACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County School Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
DATE: January 20, 2009
A COPY OF THE PROPOSED REVISION
MAY BE OBTAINED AT COST FROM:
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
December 24, 2008


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CHANGE
RULE CHAPTER AND TITLE:
School Board Policy 6.914" Use of Sick
Leave By Family Members
PURPOSE AND EFFECT:
To reflect legislative requirements and district
procedures.
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.22, 1012.23, Florida
Statutes
LAWS IMPLEMENTED:
1001.43,1012.61, F.S.
ECONOMIC IMPACT: None
REVISION ORIGINATED BY:
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant Superintendent for
Instruction
REVISION APPROVED BY:
David Miller, Superintendent of Schools
IF REQUESTED WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21)
DAYS OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL
BE HELD
TIME: 5:45 p.m.
PLACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County School Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
DATE: January 20, 2009
A COPY OF THE PROPOSED REVISION
MAY BE OBTAINED AT COST FROM:
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69. Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
December 24, 2008


Notice of Receipt of Stormwater Application ,
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap-
ter 373, Florida Statutes and Chapter 62-346, -
Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the fol-
lowing applications for an Individual Stormwa-
tar Permit have been received by the North-
west Florida Water Management District:
Application #524 received November 21, 2008
from Lex Ttrompson, T&L Development, LLC,
for subdividing one 198 acre parcel Into 8 sin-
gle family lots, utilizing existing dirt road for
access and utilizing conservation areas for
stormwater treatment, east of Old Plank Road,
north of Old Magnolia Road, and south of
Natural Bridge Road, south of the Wakulla
County Line, east of Woodville.
Anolication #535 received December 2. 2008


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Page 6B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008


Legal Notice

irom Thomas Eddinger, Pines Storage Ltd. for
construction of 16,150 sq. ft of covered stor-
age areas (4 buildings), gravel access, paved
parkingand a stormwater management facility
at Pines Self Storage, 520 Crawfordville Rd.,
Crawfordville.
Interested persons may comment upon these
applications or submit a written request for a
staff report containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing the North-
west Florida Water Management District's
ERP Office, Suite 2-D, The Delaney Center
Building, 2252 Killearn Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, FL. Such comments or requests must be
received by 5:00 p.m. within 14 days from
date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding these applications. Persons wishing
to remain advised of further proceedings or to
receive a copy of the Technical Staff Report
should request that in writing to the address
above or by e-mail to
ErpPermits@nwfwmd.state.fl.us.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to
request an administrative hearing, pursuant to
Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regard-
ing the proposed agency action by submitting
a written request after reviewing the staff re-
port.
December 24, 2008

105 Business Opportuni-
ties


BRING YOUB OLDn
PHOTOS TO LIFE!!
I can fix those
wonderful old pictures
so you can enjoy them
again, and make
copies to share.

Keep the family heritage
alive with restored
photographs

Just $15 per photo.
850-766-7655
dougapple@gmail.com


110 Help Wanted

NOW HIRING! Busy real estate
company needs full-time agents.
Real estate license is required.
Contact Ochlockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001 or 850-926-9260
obr@obrealty.com
www.obrealty.com
P/T Position for Cardio Fitness In-
structor. Fax resume to
850-681-7763
Wakulla Springs State Park seeks
an experienced painter for a sea-
sonal OPS position. Work will be
limited to completion of specific
projects. Hourly rate of $12 to
$15 per hour depending on expe-
rience. Apply in person at the
Park. Ph 850-926-0700.
111 Medical/Dental Help
Wanted


REGISTERED NURSE
Permanent Part-time Day Shift
position for Wakulla/Franklin
team. Must have current Florida
RN license. BSN preferred.
Minimum of one year in-patient
nursing experience or previous
Hospice/House Health
experience.
SOCIAL WORKER
This full-time position is based
out the Carrabelle office and
covers the Franklin county team.
Must have a Master's degree in
Social Work. Two years of
hospice experience preferred.

GREAT BENEFIT PACKAGE!
Interested candidates can apply
in person at 2889 Crawfordville
Hwy, Suite C, Crawfordville, FL
32327 or by faxing a resume to:
850 325-6290 or
APPLY ON-LINE at
www.bigbendhospice.org

EOE/DFWP/ADA
Smoke Free Workplace

120 Services and Busi-
nesses

A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Free Estimates
Licensed John Farrell
926-5179
566-7550
AIR CON OF WAKULLA
Heating and Cooling
Gary Limbaugh 926-5592
3232 Crawfordville Highway
Service, Repair, Installation
FL Lic. #CAC1814304

ALL ABOUT...
CONCRETE lANDSCAPE
blocks plants
bricks sod
pavers tractor work
call JOSEPH FRANCIS
850-556-1178 / 850-926-9064

ANYTIME ELECTRIC
Specializing in repair and service,
residential and commercial,
homes and mobile homes.
24-hour service. Mark Oliver,
ER0015233. 421-3012.
BACK FORTY TRACTOR
SERVICE Bushhogging, Box-
blading Driveway. Larry Carter


Owner/Operator. 850-925-7931,
850-694-7041. Licensed/Insured.
C & R Tractor/Backhoe Services,
large tract and residential site
clearing rock, dirt, and road base
hauling, call Crandall
(850)933-3346.
KEITH KEY HEATING & AIR
Commercial, residential and mo-
bile homes. Repair, sales, service,
installation. All makes and mod-
els. Lic. #RA0062516. 926-3546.
Mr. Stump
Stump Grinding
Quick Service
Cellular: 509-8530
Harold Burse Stump Grinding
926-7291.


Five Star Plumbing
Big Bend, Inc.

Commercial -
& Residential
SerVice

Billy B. Rathel, Jr.
850-544-5062
850-421-1237 Fax
plumbing_fivestar@yahoo.com
Lic#CFC1427547 State Certified
















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(850) 926-6241
1616 Crawfordville Hwy., Suite B
125 Schools and Instruc-,
tions I

Michelle Snow
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
926-7627
Music lessons of all types for all
ages.

200 Items For Sale

Two long twin Tempur Pedic Ad-
justable beds with vibration. Like
New. 850-528-8666
235 Motorcycles and 4-
Wheelers

2005 Honda TRX 400 Big Bear
4X4. Excellent condition, only 500
miles, garage kept, $4,250 or best
offer. Call Jeff at 850-545-6148.

275 Home Furnishings

$160 brand name queen mattress
set, unused with warranty,
222-7783
100% Leather Living Rm. Set,
Lifetime Warranty. NEW, still in
crate. List $1999. Let go for $649.
545-7112. Can deliver.
5 piece 100% MicroFiber Living
Room set complete with tables
$599, All New in boxes. Delivery
available. 222-7783
6-piece, Pub Table & chairs, solid
wood. New in crate. List $1200,
Take $449. 425-8374
A new Queen Orthopedic Pillow-
top Mattress Set in sealed plastic
$279. Warranty. Can- deliver.
850-222-7783
Cherry New Queen sleigh 7-pc
bedroom set '$2,400 value, must
sell $1,000. 425-8374 Delivery
available.
FULL mattress sets $150. TWIN
mattress sets $125., All NEW.
545-7112. Delivery available.
NASA Visco Memory Foam mat-
tress set NEW in plastic w/war-
ranty. List Value $1400 Sacrifice
$599. Del. available 222-9879
320 Farm Products &
Produce

Boiled peanuts (green) $3.00/Lb.
Blanched peas and farm fresh
eggs. Raker Farm 926-7561.

355 Yard Sales

Yard-sale every day until Christ-
mas! Weekends: 8:00am-'til dark,
weekdays: 12:00n-'til dark. 87
Brown Blvd. (off Cajer Posey). Fol-
low signs. 850-745-0557.

410 Free Items

Adorable FREE kittens for Christ-
mas! Call 850-556-9321

435 Lost and Found

Found (on Saturday, Dec. 13), two
female dogs. One is a Husky, the
other one is a mix whichh one blue
eye and one brown eye). Both
very sweet dogs, just need to find
their way home. Call
850-363-2351.


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PUBLISHER'S NOTICE
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it ille-
gal
to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation, or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national ori-
gin or an intention to make any
such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status in-
cludes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women 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 com-
plain of discrimination call HUD
toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free number for the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.



LENDER


530 Comm. Property forh
Rent I


Commercial building on busy
Hwy. 98/Panacea for rent.
$550/month. $550/security. Och-
lockonee Bay Realty:
850-984-0001.
www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com


*'GRADE-A OFFICE SPACE*
Hwy. frontage offices avail. Great at-
mosphere. Rent + tax includes:
utilities, trash p/u and kitchen use.
Common area cleaned. 1st and last
month's rent. One month free with
13/mo lease. Call 926-4511 for info.
CALL (850) 926-4511


Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,
926-5084.



STORAGE

MINI-WAREHOUSES

BOATS RV'S

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

Woodville Retail
Space Available
Fitness Studio-1000/sf
(Wall to wall mat & mirrors)
Retail -1250/sf
(Storefront w/back storage)
Two-Bay Garage-1200/sf
Divided Office Space-1074/sf
Lewlswood Center
S- 421-5039


535 Comm. Property fork


Prime Commercial Location.
14,000 sq.ft. building on 1.6 acres.
All offers will be considered. Fax
your offer to 407-210-0075. Real-
tors protected. 407-245-7350

545 Homes for Sale


HARTUNG AND
NOBLIN,INC.
REALTORSD
Real Estate Sales
& Rentals
2650-1 Crawfordville Hwy.
Office: (850) 926-2994
www.coldwellbankerwakulla.com

555 Houses for Rent
fo Rent


10 Maxson Rd, Crawfordville
Investor's Special!
Beach style duplex in Wa-
kulla. Bottom unit 2BR/1BA,
w/tile floors. Top unit
2BR/1BA, w/Hardwood Firs.
Each unit rents for
$895/mo. includes utilities.
Call Bob at 545-6010.


2BR/1BA in Wakulla Gardens. 59
Chicopee. New 2006 home. Tile,
carpet, new appliances, washer,
rocking chair porch, nice yard.
$725/mo for 12-month lease (ne-
gotiable). Land Lots and Homes
850-556-6694


3BR/2BA Cochise Street,
$725/mo. 2BR/1BA Broken Bow,
$625/mo. Lease purchase avail-
able. No pets. Call 850-926-8795.


4BR/2BA + office. Hardwood
floors, near the Courthouse on
one acre. $1,100 + deposit. Call
850-933-1608.

Bay-front 3BR/2BA on Mashes
Sands. Partially furnished;-
$875/month. $875/security. No.
Pets. No Smoking. Ochlockonee
Bay Realty: 850-984-0001
www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com

Cozy cottage in .Panacea,
2BR/1BA recently remodeled.
Hardwood floors, screened porch,
washer/dryer hook-up.
$625/month + deposit. Call
850-926-4217

Crawfordville. 3 or 4BR/2BA. W/D
hookups. Excellent condition.
Huge fenced yard. $750/mo.
850-228-0422.

Home on 3 acres. 2BR/2BA ex-
cellent condition, porch, storage
building, large oak trees, conven-
iently located near post office and
Walgreens $675/mo., pets allowed
850-926-2080, 850-251-1253.
Brenda Hicks Realty


IN CRAWFORDVILLE
Crawfordville Post Office
Beall's Outlet
Food Mart
Karol's Korner Petro
Stop N Save
CVS Pharmacy
Dux Liquors
Glenda's Country Store
Huddle House
Lee's Liquor/Sky Box
Sports Bar
Mack's Country Meats
Michele's Convenience Store
Myra Jeans
Petty's BP
Murphy's
Wal-Mart
Wakulla Springs Lodge
Winn Dixie


IN PANACEA
Bayside Grocery Store
Tobacco & Beverage E-Z Serve
Crum's Mini Mall
posey's up the creek


IN OCHLOCKONEE BAY
Jay Food Mart
Mashes Sands BP
Hamaknockers oasis


IN SOPCHOPPY
Express Lane
Lou's Bait and Tackle
Sopchoppy Grocery


Ochlockonee Bay





Realty

Alligator Point! 3BR/3BA gor-
geous home in gated community.
1800/month, $1800/security. No
Pets. No Smoking.
Pine Street/Alligator Pointl Clean
2BR/1BA. $575/month, $575/se-
curity. No Pets. No Smoking.
Crawfordville/Linzy Milli
4BR/2BA, 1600 sqft.
$1,575/month. $1,575/security.
No Pets. No Smoking.
2BR/1BA home in Crawfordville on
five acres. $750/month. No Pets.
No Smoking.
Panaceal Commercial building on
Hwy 98. $850/month. $850/security
Beachfront- Alligator Pointl
Gorgeous 2 story, 4BR/3.5BA,
3700 sq.ft. unfurnished home.
$3000/month $3000/security. No
pets. No smoking.
Ochlockonee Bay! Bayfront
3BR/1 BA block home. $750/mo.
$750/security. No pets.
No smoking.
Beachfront 2BR/2BA on Alligator
Point. $1300/month. $1300/secu-
rity. No Pets. No Smoking.
2BR/1BA.in Lanark/Franklin
County $600/month. $600/secu-
rity. No Pets. No Smoking.
Mashes Sand Rd! 3BR/1 BA on
bay. $775/month. $775/deposit.
No Pets. No Smoking.
Commercial building on busy
Hwy. 98/Panacea for rent.
$550/month. $550/security.
Commercial office in MedartI 2
Room office on Hwy. 319.
$700/month. $700/security.
Ochlockonee Bay Realty

850-984-0001
www.obrealty.com
obr@obrealty.com


One mile from Dickerson Bay boat
ramp in Panacea. 2BR/1BA
w/washer/dryer hook-up. Hard-
wood floors, porches, excellent
condition. $585/mo.+deposit.
850-926-4217.

Beautiful 2BR/1BA House in Wa-
kulla Gardens. Front
porch, wood floors, appliances &
blinds $800 mo+Sec. Dep/Credit
Check.
3BR/2BA House on pilings. Walk-
ing distance to beach, large
screen porch, appliances, carpet,
city water/sewer. $750mo+Sec
Dep/Credit Check.
Call Kai 519-3781. Coldwell
Rankar Heartnin & Nnhlin Incr


Upscale 2BR/1.5BA on secluded
wooded lot in Wakulla river com-
munity with park, dock and boat
ramp, wrap-around porch, car-
port, large washer/dryer/storage
room, hardwood-floors, Gen-Aire
6-burner stove, fireplace and sky-
lights through hout.
$900/mo.+$700/deposit.
850-926-4217

560 Land for Sale

124.7 acres, 5, 10, 18.9 & 99.7
acre tracts. 2+ miles of creek front,
including Smith Creek. Full
kitchen, two bunkhouses, wood-
shed. $5,500/acre 984-0044

Beautiful, untimbered, mature
wooded 20-acre tract. Easy ac-
cess from Hwy 98. Reduced
$125,000. Call Susan McKaye,
owner/agent (850)510-2477. Och-
lockonee Bay Realty.
www.hardwoodhammock.com

FOR SALE
Beautiful one acre lot at
Wildwood Country Club and
Golf Course. 177 feet golf course
frontage on hole #6. Spectacular
view!! Heavily wooded with
wild cherry, pine and oak trees,
paved road, city water.
Best Deal in Wakulla Countyl!!
$39,900
Call 850-459-3808

565 Mobile Homes for


2BR/1BA S/W Wakulia Gardens,
Good condition. Available now.
$500/mo.+deposit 850-322-9952

2BR/2BA Furnished M/H in Me-
dart area on large lot. $400/mo.
plus deposit. 850-349-2224

3BR/1BA M/H. 235 Webster.
Screened porch, 1 acre, fenced
yard, great shape. Call today!
$625/mo. 12-month lease (nego-
tiable). Land Lots and Homes
850-556-6694

LAKE FRONT ON LAKE ELLEN
3BR/2BA DWMH $675/mo. In-
cludes garbage & water. Next
door to owner. No pets or smok-
ing. 566-0403

Large 2BR/2BA M/H on one acre,
near Woodville. Clean, partially
furnished, some appliances in-
cluded. No smoking/no indoor
pets. $650/mo.+deposit.
850-519-4609

SW/MH 2BR/2BA, fenced back-
yard, large FT / BK decks, shed,
2.5 acres, no smoking, no pets,
$650/mo. F&L mo., $400sc. dep.
850-926-9914 850-528-2289
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PEOPLE Large/Room/Bath for rent. 13x15
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fE N Wakulla river. Separate entrance.
PEOPLE $75/week. Utilities included.
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Best Western
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Petro


IN ST. MARKS
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Express Lane


IN WOODVILLE
Ace Hardware
Bert Thomas Grocery
Gas Mart
IGA Grocery Store
Los Amigos
Gulf Coast Lumber


IN TALLAHASSEE


Circle K (Capital Circle &
C'ville Highway)
Publix (Capital Circle &
C'ville Highway)


IN WAKULLA STATION
Wakulla Station BP
Stop N Save
Wakulla station pharmacy


AND ELSEWHERE
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Stop N Save (Bloxham
Cutoff/H'way 319)
Stop N Save (H'way 98/
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 Page 7B



People


Wilderness Way makes way to Wakulla Bank announces


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: Rick Zelznak, Georgia Ackerman of Wilderness Way cut ribbon with the Chamber.


The Wilderness Way, the Big
Bend area's largest kayak retail
shop, kayak, eco-tour, and pad-
dling instruction center is ex-
panding. On Dec. 12, the paddle
sport center relocated to its new


location at 3152 Shadeville Road
in Wakulla Station. The paddle-
sport center has been operating
kayak tours, rentals, instruction
and sales for nearly a decade in
the Big Bend area.


Owners and kayak instruc-
tors, Georgia Ackerman and
Rick Zelznak were eager to make
the move.
According to Ackerman, the
new facility offers more than


twice the current retail floor
space along with picnic area
and private group room. "We
are excited to increase services
now that we have more space
for birthday parties and group
gatherings," Ackerman said. The
Wilderness Way offers guided
kayaking trips year round on
local rivers such as the Wakulla,
St. Marks, Sopchoppy, Wacissa.
The Wilderness Way will be
significantly closer to the rivers
and coastal areas frequented by
kayak paddlers. Zelznak added.
"We are closer to the Gulf,
Wakulla and St. Marks rivers,
now we can get trip guests to
the water even quicker.
Kayak tours and guide ser-
vices will be expanded with
the addition of river shuttles,
private party facilities and a
kayak summer camp in 2009.
Holiday shopping discounts
and raffle drawings for kayaking
gear and trips will be offered
throughout December. For more
information on The Wilder-
ness Way, visit http://www.
thewildernessway.net or call
877-7200.


County finds use for older vehicles


scotti cuermiu, Fran Councill, Captain laylor, major iiassa witn titles.
The Wakulla County Sheriffs Service have joined forces to save hides. The two agencies recently
Office and Wakulla Ambulance taxpayers money on county ve- swapped vehicles to provide bet-


ter service for both agencies with-
out having to expand money.
The EMS unit exchanged
titles with the sheriff's office
with the EMS unit receiving a
used Tahoe that will be driven
by EMS Director Fran Councill.
Council's Blazer is getting old
and the floor of the vehide is
now unsafe, she said.
The sheriff's office received
an old ambulance which is still
useful, but is not in good enough
shape to be used for emergency
calls anymore. The sheriffs office
will use the ambulance vehicle as
an incident command post
Attending the exchange of
titles were Major Larry Massa
and Captain Randall Taylorof the
sheriffs office and Coundll and
supervisor Scott McDermid.


stockholder dividend


Gerald D.N. Bryant, M.D.
Wakulla Bank Board Chair-
man Gerald D.N. Bryant, M.D.,
announced Dec. 1 that Wakul-
la Bancorp paid a $7-per-share
dividend for 2008.
"As we all know, 2008 has
been a historic year in many
ways; Wakulla Bank remains
well-capitalized and we look
forward to serving the finan-
cial needs of our customers,"
stated Chairman Bryant. "Our
capital and earnings have al-
lowed the board to pay this
return to our shareholders."
According to Bryant, the
bank made steady progress
during the year and completed
a remodeling project of its


Birth
Brent W. Wells
Christopher and Olivia
Wells of Crawfordville an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Brent Wade Wells, on Dec. 4 at
the Women's Pavilion in Talla-
hassee. He weighed 6 pounds,
15 ounces and measured 19.5
inches in length.
Maternal grandparent is
Melanie Sturdivant of Talla-
hassee. Paternal grandparents
are Brent and Sheryl Wells of
Crawfordville.
Maternal great-grandparent
is Edna Sims of Tallahassee.
Paternal great-grandparents


Woodville branch. As year-end
approaches, the bank's assets
are nearing $500 million.
In addition to the FDIC's
deposit insurance temporary
increase from $100,000 to
$250,000, Wakulla Bank has
elected to participate in the
FDIC's Transaction Account
Guarantee Program. Under
this program, through Dec.
31, 2009, all non-interest bear-
ing transaction accounts are
fully guaranteed by the FDIC
for the entire amount in the
account; this includes NOW
accounts paying 0.50% or less.
Coverage under this program
is in addition to and separate
from the coverage available
under the FDIC's general de-
posit insurance rules.
Chairman Bryant also an-
nounced that the Wakulla
Bancorp Annual Stockhold-
ers' Meeting would be held
at Wakulla Bank's main office
in Crawfordville on Tuesday,
Feb. 10, 2009.
Wakulla Bank is an FDIC
insured independent bank
dedicated to quality and in-
novative service, with 14 loca-
tions in Calhoun, Leon, Liberty
and Wakulla counties.



are Bobby and Grace Wells of
Cordele, Ga.
Brent joins a brother, Hunt-
er, age 2.

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Keep track of pets at all times


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Wakulla Station Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Tom Wright, Interim Wakulla
County Fire Chief Louis Lamarche, paramedic Wayne Ellison, EMT Jamie Lockman,
Director Fran Councill, and EMS Supervisors Marvin Walters and Scott McDermid.


EMS and fire stations develop


a Safe Haven for children


The Wakulla County EMS
and fire stations are participat-
ing in the Safe Haven Program
which stems from Florida Law
and provides a mother or fa-
ther an alternative to abandon
an infant with their confiden-
tiality protected. The purpose
of this program is to save the
lives of newborns.
"This is a wonderful oppor-
tunity for Wakulla County to
join hands in offering this ser-
vice to the community," said
Fran Councill, EMS Director.
There is an escalating crisis,
in the United States where
mothers are keeping their
pregnancy a secret, then dis-


posing of the child after birth.
Safe Haven provides an alter-
native for frightened women,
who may do something dras-
tic, destroying two lives, hers
and her baby.
Under the Safe Haven Pro-
gram, an infant may be taken
to any hospital emergency
room, staffed fire rescue sta-
tion, or staffed emergency
medical service station. It is
mandatory to give the baby
to a person working at one of
these facilities. The baby must
be seven days old or less and
will be given emergency medi-
cal services and transported to
the nearest hospital.


The hospital will take care
of any emergency medical
services the baby may require.
Contact will be made with an
appropriate licensed adoption
agency.
Wakulla County has three
EMS Stations and one fire
station that will be manned
for this program. Thomas
Wright, Wakulla County Unit-
ed Firefighters Association
commented, "It is with great
pleasure and joy that the
Wakulla County Fire Rescue
Department has the honor
of being a part of introducing
the Safe Haven Program to
Wakulla County."


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Wakulla author pens book


Wakulla County resident
Elaine Bernstein Partnow
announces the arrival of her
newest book, "The Complete
Idiot's Guide to Your True
Age," which was co-authored
with Judith Hyman, Ph.D.
If you think you know how
old you are, you may be in for
a surprise. Find out about your
many ages.


Another Partnow book
is "The Quotable Jewish
Woman."
Visit Partnow's brand new


web site to find out more
about these and other books.
www.TheQuotableWoman.


Susan Payne Turner, far left, and Jerry Evans, far right, of Wakulla Bank and team.


Wakulla War Eagle Head
Football Coach Scott Klees,
his football coaching staff
and players are pictured
with Wakulla Bank Vice


President/CFO Susan Payne
Turner and Community
Relations Officer Jerry Ev-
ans prior to the team's
trip to the state playoffs


in Panama City. Wakulla
Bank showed its support
for the team by helping to
underwrite, expenses, for
the bus trip.


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susan Yelton
Recently, one of our CHAT
members, Elizabeth Allshouse,
shared with us another story
about her Cocker Spaniel,
Clairanna. It seems her sweet
dog always seems to find
something to do that gets her
into trouble.
But that is the nature of
dogs. They are curious, active,
and depending upon their
bred, can cause all kinds of
issues for families. But they
also give us unconditional
love which is why families like
the Allshouses would never
consider giving up Clairanna.
In telling her recent story,
Elizabeth reminds us that
because of the rural nature of
where we live, we know all too
well that critters keep house
in our garages and sheds,
Cocker Spaniels, like many
other dogs, were bred to flush
out animals and small birds.
In the case of Cockers, they
were bred to flush out the
Woodcock bird.
But when they are not


used for hunting, they still
have that instinct and will
try to flush out anything that
invades their territory.
For example, we have a
wonderful dog, Clementine,
a Basenji Mix, who is in the
Wakulla Paws in Prison pro-
gram. She is a master at find-
ing something under the
ground and will need a fam-
ily that can live with that
behavior. When she is not
hunting, she just wants to be
a lap dog.
Continuing with Elizabeth's
story, recently Clairanna's
natural instincts got her howl-
ing at the garage, alerting the
family that something was
invading the house.
Normally, she stares at
the wood pile looking for a
"critter" and the last episode
involved a turtle in the yard.
To stop the howling of the
frustrated dog, Elizabeth's
husband placed a sticking tray
in the garage, in an attempt to
capture the invader.
No one gave any thought
to the fact that the tray was
placed near the dog door. It
was only when they heard
her howling that they realized
that the dog was outside and
may have tried to get to the
garage.
When they found her, Clai-


ranna was looking up with
sad eyes and her paws firmly
stuck in the sticky glue. I
guess Elizabeth must have
had prior experiences with
her dog getting into a messy
situation, because she got out
her best baby oil and started
to dean the dog's paws. It also
took some cutting of the globs
of glue from her hair on her
paws. Eventually everything
was well.
I can't say I have ever used
baby oil, but I can recommend
cooking oil. When walking my
Labrador retrievers' on some
of our local beaches, they oc-
casionally they get tar on their
paws. Cooking oil works great
for both for the dogs' paws
,and my feet. You just have
to remember to wash off all
the oil,
Last time I checked we had
a very cute Cocker Spaniel at
the CHAT adoption center. It
was not Clarianna, but it does
need a home. If you are think-
ing of a dog for Christmas,
there are some cute ones that
need a home. And if your dog
of cat has not been spayed
or neutered, that would be a
wonderful Christmas present
to give the animal. Applica-
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Page 2C THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008


Wakulla County Christmas: 2008


Children learn a valuable lesson during the holidays


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN let ourselves in. unopened can of pork and
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net Inside the home was piled beans, a spoon and a can
As the holiday season high with stuff. In the flicker- opener.
nears, I am reminded of a ing shadow of a television, She took one of the meals
couple of years ago when an old woman sat in a vinyl from one of my daughters
my three daughters and I recliner wearing a housecoat and asked that the other meal
volunteered to deliver Meals with a knitted shawl over her be put in the kitchen on the
on Wheels to shut-ins on shoulders. counter where she could get
Christmas Eve morning. I The girls brought in the it later.
thought it would be a good styrofoam containers of food Her attitude seemed to
experience for them, to do and I said we were delivering change: she seemed bitter
something for others rather for Meals on Wheels. She said when we first came in, but
than the self-centered, me- she had called to stop her she brightened as she talk-
me-me consumerism that the food delivery for the day but ed to the girls, asking their
season tends to fuel. guessed word hadn't made it names and ages and where
That morning we went to through the right channels. they went to school. She
the center and picked up a She added that she had can- smiled at them and told them
list of people and addresses celled the food because she how beautiful they were.
,anfd an insulated container hacd planned to go to her son's I told her we needed to
with aboot a half-dozen meals home, for Christmas ,but go, that we had more meals
inside, theri her plans had changed, to deliver. "Merry Christmas,"
,Tbe first home we went to She didn't explain, the girls said as we left. They
:was.a ramslackle old trailer "Y'all got here just in time," were obviously touched by
3in t,. woods. We knocked she said. "I was about to having visited the old lady
on th. door a few times and have this can of beans." She and talked about how sad it
Heard a weak voice saying to was sitting there with an was that she was alone for the

Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, sauce, stove, oven, and a sink, best Christmas ever.
I wish that my mom had a The cash register has money Sincerely,
new and better car. I ivish my and a fake pack of cookies. Carlos Kilpatrick
uncle had a house to live in. All Now I can cook for my
Want is a BMX bike. parents and my brothers and Dear Santa,
Your friend, sisters ... .. You will not believe what
Elias Diehl Sincerely, I want for Christmasl I would


Dear Santa,
You will not believe what
I want for Christmasl A play
kitchen with a cash register.
The play kitchen and the cash
register acts and looks real. The
play kitchen has a grill, hot


NMerry CI


Joduesha Jefferson
Dear Santa,
You not believe what I want
for Christmas[ All I want is DS.
I want a lot of games with my
DS. Can it be silver? Once I get
my DS I think I will have the


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love a Hannah Montana guitar.
It plays her music Cost a lot. I
really like Hannah Montana a
lott She is my favorite celebrity.
I watch her every time and she
is the best
Your friend,
Caya Austin


holidays with a can of beans
for a meal.
I think it gave them a dif-
ferent perspective of Christ-
mas that year.
My grandfather loved
practical jokes. He thought
nothing was funnier than
watching someone try to put
on shoes he'd stuffed with
newspaper.


His masterpiece, and I
think of it every holiday sea-
son, was when he took out a
classified ad in the Tallahas-
see newspaper-that said:
BEST PRICE PAID FOR
USED CHRISTMAS TREES
and put in a friend's tele-
phone number.
A thought from the
chalkboard where I write


things for my girls to think
about: "If blind people wear
sunglasses, why don't deaf
people wear earmuffs?"
That provoked lots of eye-
rolling, but no comments.
A few more chalkboard.
thoughts like that and my
daughters may start using
words like "doddering" to
describe me.


Sky Skidmore, Evan Skidmore, Gage Skidmore spend time with Santa Claus when
Santa visited Crawfordville on Friday, Dec. 12. Mrs. Claus and elves came along, too.


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"Thanks"
for the pleasure and joy of serving
as vour Tax Collector . ;:'


During the Holiday Season, our thoughts turn gratefully to
those who have made our progress possible.


It is in this spirit we say...



Thank You and Best Wishes for a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.








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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 Page 3C


More Letters to Santa


Dear Santa, Emery
I know you give everyone
presents. I want a present, too. Dear Santa,
I want a trampoline for Christ- May I have a Nintendo Wii
mas. Can I have a presents? I for Christmas? All year round
am so happy you give everyone I've been trying to get money
some presents, for one, but no success. But
Your friend, anyway, how are you? It must
Darius Rosier be hard to make and deliver
and see who's naughty or
Dear Santa, nice. I hope us kids haven't
I want to say that you are been too greedy. We're pretty
the best Santa ever. Just want busy ourselves, too. Preparing
to say that I want the night vi- a Christmas feast and decorat-
sion goggles. By the way, love ing a Christmas tree. Enjoy the
your elves, cookies and milk
Love, Your Holly Jolly writer,
Brandon White Nicholas Armstrong

Dear Santa, Dear Santa,
You will not believe what I For Christmas I don't want a
want for Christmas. A guitar I Wii or Play Station 3 like most
would like to play my guitar, kids. My Christmas wish will
My mom asked me what I be simple to grant. All I ask
want. I said that I want a gui- of you is a ride in your sleigh.
tar. All I want for Christmas is From my house to the store
a guitar. and back will be enough for
Your friend, me. Just pick me up at 11 p.m.
Coralyn Rodriguez and don't go too high. Thank
you.
Dear Santa, Your biggest biggest be-
You will not believe I al- liever,
ways wanted to get Star Wars Charith Barfield
Walker. Also, to see a real rein- P.S. I have cookies and
deer. I want my family to have cocoa.
the best Christmas. I hope you
have the best Christmas, too. Dear Santa,
I hope your elves are working For Christmas I want me
fine. and my family to have the best
Your friend, Christmas they have ever had.
Brendon Jackson I want candy in every stocking,
lights all around the house,
Dear Santa, Christmas caroling, cookies,
All I want for Christmas is milk, Christmas cards, the big-
for my family to have the best gest Christmas tree ever, lots of
Christmas ever! So when you presents, and most important-
come I will bake some yummy ly, family. That's what I want
chocolate chip cookies out my Christmas to be like.
with milk, too. Tell Rudolph Sincerely,
that I said hi. Santa have you Sarah Lake
ever got stuck in a chimney? P.S. Have a happy and safe
How are your elves? I got one Christmasl
special candy cane with your
cookies, too. I cannot believe Dear Santa,
you can go down every chim- This Christmas I hope you
ney in the world Are you fat? can make it, because we put
I love you Santa. lights and ornaments outside
Love, It's pretty and the Christmas

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tree is more beautiful than
ever.
Sincerely,
Marshall R.
P.S. I want an MP3 player.

Dear Santa,
I hope I'm not on your
naughty list. If I'm not, then I
have some cookies and milk
for you on the table and I
would like to have PSP for
Christmas and for you to have
a good Christmas too.
Sincerely,
Aaron
P.S. I like Christmas and
you, Merry Christmasl

Dear Santa,
You have been so kind to
me over the years. All I want
for Christmas is to have the
best Christmas ever. If I got the
best Christmas ever then that
would be really nice. Thanks
again for all of the wonderful
things you have given me in
the past.
Love,
Desera Wishart

Dear Santa Claus,
For Christmas I want a lap-
top to put on all of my games.
Also, I want a 4-wheeler.
Love, Kayla
P.S. I really want a laptop
and a 4-wheeler and I still
believe in you.

Dear Santa,
This Christmas I would like
to have a new four wheeler
all pink and lime green and
the same color helmet. I also
would like to have the High
School Musical 3 movie, and a
new stereo would be nice, with
Taylor Swift's new CD Fearless
and any of Carrie Underwoods
CDs, Have a Merry Christmas.
Sincerely,
Ava

Dear Santa,
What I would like for Christ-
mas is an electric scooter. And
a monkey with a cage for it
and food for him, too. What I
would really like for Christmas
this year is a plasma screen TV


for my wall.
Love,
Matthew
P.S. I've been a really good
boy this year.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want my
family to have the best Christ-
mas ever. But for me I want a
Nintendo des with ia case to
put it in, and a dog that can
swim and walk. And I want a
reindeer from your sleigh.
Sincerely,
Aicka Santana

Dear Santa Claus,
I want a delightful puppy
for Christmas. If you get it
for me I will cherish the mo-
ment forever. Merry Christmas,
Santa.


Thank you,
Yeier Deity
P.S. It is
wish.


Sincerely,
Brionnah Kreps
P.S. Don't be late if you
come.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a Wii.
I want one because you can get
in real good fit by playing it. If
I get a Wii I would be so glad.
Sincerely,
Wade
P.S. I still believe in you.

Dear Santa Claus,
I would like to have a Wii
for Christmas. I would like for
you td make a gift card with
$50 on it I would like a new
puppy for Christmas.
Love,


Amanda

Dear Santa,
I know you are very busy
and your little elves but I really
want a Wii. I've been wanting a
Wii for three years. Plus, I want
a huge remote control truck
and some PSP games. Plus,
if you get me this stuff I will
appreciate that a lot, but if you
can't it's okay. The only thing
that is really about Christmas
is to spend time with your
family.
Sincerely,
Parker Fleming.
P.S. I really want that Wii,

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
WAKULLA COUNTY


my Christmas


Dear Santa,
I wish for an MP3 Player
for Christmasl I hope your
sleigh is doing well How are
you Santa? Tell the reindeer I
said hil I hope most of us kids
haven't been naughty But for
Christmas my mom is making
you some yummy chocolate
chip cookies and milk I hope
you don't miss anybody's
house I hope you enjoy your
Christmasl
Love,
Grace
P.S. Happy Holidaysl

Dear Santa Claus,
For Christmas I would love
to have an MP3 player, but
most of all I would like to
have everybody to show up
on Christmas Eve like my dad
who lives in Key West, and I
hope to see everyone happy
and having a blast!
Michaela Tomlinson

Dear Santa Claus,
I hope I get the Hannah
Montana bed cover that I have
always wanted. I hope you can
get that for me. I probably will
freak if I get the bed cover.


Chloe Hutton visits with Santa Claus in Panacea


" iay alt he customers have


A gingerbread man greets visitors in Sopchoppy.


liappiness and prosperity.
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Banker Walulla Real Estate Team.


850-926-2994

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More Letters to Santa


Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl
this year. I hope my name is
on your nice list. For Christ-
mas, I would like a baby rabbit
and a Wii. I hope you have
a nice flight delivering all of
those presents.
Love,
Amanda Hurst

Dear Santa,
I think I have been good
this year. Are you and your
reindeer doing fine? I hope
so. What I would like for
Christmas is an art kit and a
surprise.
Love,
Talia Smid

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy.
Have been nice and kind to
people? I hope I'm on your
good list. I would really like
an X-Box 360 for Christmas,
When you come to my house,
I will have cookies and a glass
of milk for you.
Love,
Jatyren Walker

Dear Santa,
I have been good and bad,
but mostly good. All I want
for Christmas is a Polly Poket
cruise ship, Ponyville music
bus and an American girl doll
house, the one with bedroom
accessories. I wish you a merry
Christmas.
Love,
Emily

Dear Santa,
I've been a very good girl
this year. How have you and
Mrs. Claus been? For Christmas
I would like a cell phone.
Sincerely,
Destani Pilgrim

Dear Santa,
I hope you have a nice flight
on Christmas Eve, because
Christmas is almost here. I
would like to have a T.V. in
my room and a computer that
works. Also,' I want me and
my family to have the best
Christmas ever.
Your friend, .
Katarina Vargas

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
boy this year. I hope I am on
the nice list. For Christmas, I
would like a laptop, remote
control car, and a football.
Love,
Brenden Atherton

Dear Santa Claus,
I love Christmas, because
I like getting presents from
you. I have been a very good


boy this year and I hope you
put me on the good list. This
is what I want for Christmas:
an X-Box 360, a Playstation
and a dog.
Your friend,
Auston Rivers

Dear St. Nick,
I have learned how to cook.
I hope I can make a batch of
cookies for you. I would like
Pokemon cars for Christmas.
Love,
Kathryn Underwood

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I would like a D.S., bike
and a horse that's in a purse.
When it is Christmas Eve, I will
leave you some sugar cookies.
Have a nice Christmasl
Love your friend,
Sarah Newsome,

Dear Santa,
Have you seen my brother.
He's been a little naughty this
year. All the rest of us have
been very good boys and girls.
For Christmas, I want a camo
pouch, hunting movies and a
hunting bag.
Your friend,
Cody Jones r

Dear Santa,
I think I have been a good
boy this year. I'll hopefully be
on your nice list. For Christ-
mas, I want to have six Bake-
gan, Star War's Legos with
three battle droids and three
storm troopers and with a
spider droid and a Attes.
Love
Charlie Owens

Dear St. Nick,
I have been a very good
boy this year. How can you see
very busy. I sure hope you give
me a Playstation 2, Tech Deck
toy and games.
Love,
Ethan Graham

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good
boy. I would like Ben To om-


mitrixo. There will be cookies
next to the tree.
Your friend,
Ryan Mills

Dear Santa,
I have been a very, very nice
girl this year. I hope I'm on
your nice list. For Christmas, I
would like a laptop, a cupcake
maker, and a teacher board.
I will put some cookies and
some reindeer food for your
reindeers.
Love,
Haley Hooker

Dear Santa.
I have been a very good boy
this year. This is what I want
for Christmas: a toy car and a
computer. When you come to
my house on Christmas Eve,
there will be brownies and
some milk.
Your friend,
Hunter Reeves

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl this
year. I hope I'm not on your
naughty list. I would like a
Fur Real Friend duckling for
Christmas.
Sincerely,
Grace Mallow

Dear Santa,
I have been a bad boy, but
I learned my lesson. Hope-
fully I will be on the nice list.
Can I please have a Psp, a real
star from the night sky, a cell
phone?
Your friend
Miles Nelson

Dear Santa,
How are you doing Santa
Claus? I am going to give you
milk and cookies. For Christ-
mas I want a DS that would
be fun to play with. I want
to have it because it would
be fun to do. I would love to
have a DS.
Love,
Mikaela

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like


a HSM 3 soundtrack. I would
also like a karaoke machine. I
hope you don't mind if I ask
for a puppy. I would also like
something for my niece. I
would like her to get the best
Christmas ever. I would like
a Nintendo ds with a puppy
dog game.
Sincerely,
Annalisa Ali Hamilton

Dear Santa,
I don't need anything right
now and there are other kids
in the world who need stuff
more than me. So I would like
to and rather give to people
in the hospital, who are in
the hospital. For Christmas
I would also want to give to
the homeless and the Ronald
McDonald shelters. So please
don't get anything for me, only
for others. I have everything
that I need at my home. I also
am very blessed for what I
have already. Please donate
my presents to the people who
need it. Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year.
Ali
p.s. I believe in you. Tell
Comet I said hi!

Dear Santa,
I am trying to be good,
Sometimes I mess-up on being
good. I get my name moved
down to yellow orange and
one time I got moved to red.
This is all I have to say.
Sincerely,
Jordan


P.S. Am I on the good list?
Dear Santa,
I would like a Dallas helmet
with a mouth piece, the color
blue and silver. And a Dallas
jersey, it could be home or
away. The most I want is two
pairs of football pants with
pads the color blue. Then I
want a shoulder pads, small.
Love your friend
Dalton

Dear Santa:
I have a question. I want
for my family to have the best
Christmas ever. If you make
that wish come true I will
give you some of my mom's
homemade coces. But that
will be $10. Just kidding. I am
counting on you. I would love
a puppy.
Love your
Friend Mouci

Dear Santa,
I want a Christmas DS and
a I-pod for Christmas because
I was good for all year. I have
some Christmas cookies and
white milk for you.
Love,
Zacharriga
p.s. I hope you give me a
DS.

Dear Santa,
Why do you wear a red suit?
Why do you come down the
chimney?
Why do you wear boots?
Why do you come on one
night? Why do you ride a


sleigh ?
Why do reindeer pull your
sleigh? Have a "Merry Christ-
mas!"
Your friend
Colin Rowley

Dear Santa,
I want a puppy so bad. If I
get one, can it be a dog that
won't die so easy like Fedoor.
I want a DS, a dark red one
and I want a Hannah Montana
couch in my room, a huge one,
please.
Love,
Sudney Rentz

Dear Santa,
Can you please send gifts to
my mom and dad's house.
p.s. I have been very good.
Anonymous

Dear Santa,
When you come to my
house, if you're hungry and
thirsty, I have cookies and milk
for you and food for your rein-
deer. I hope you get me Guitar
Hero on tour. I have been a
good boy this year. We hope
you make it here safety.
Love
Vance


Hope you have some
good old-fashioned fun,
this holiday season.
Thanks for lighting up
our year!

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More Letters to Santa


Dear Santa,
You will not believe what I
want for Christmasl What I want
for Christmas is a nice friend.
My friend is going to the mall
with me. My friend is going to
be good to everyone. My friend
is nice. I will never forget Christ-
mas with my friend.
Sincerely,
Logan Tolar

Dear Santa,
Have you ever seen a toy that
talks, but isn't a doll? I want a
talking Walle and Eve toy for
Christmas this year. I've been
good this year. I want these
because they talk. I think I'd
enjoy them.
Your friend,
Randi Revell

Dear Santa,
You'll never believe what I


want for Christmas! I really want
a little puppy that is a dog that
does not get that big. The reason
that I want a puppy is 'cause I
love puppies 'cause they are cute
and cuddly. I would also like to
go to my Bumpa's house and
see my cousin Maive. She lives
in West Palm Beach and has a
dog that is dark brown. I must
admit Christmas is my favorite
holiday ever
Your friend,
Carra Whaley

Dear Santa,
You will not believe what I
want for Christmas. I want to
have an X-Box 360 because it's
cool. Then I could get some
games for it. Then play with it
Please get me it and nothing
else,
Sincerely,
John Tate


Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is Bakugan Bottle Brawlens for
Christmas. It is game that guys
and girls play. That's all I want.
Jaden Dupree

Dear Santa,
You will not believe what I
want for Christmasl I want to
go to my dad's house. I want to
play in the snow. I want to spend
time with my dad. My dad Jives
in South Carolina. I miss him
and I love him.
Love,
Jayanna Parker

Dear Santa,
Can you get me a martian
maker? For my mom, can you get
her Gator tickets? For Mrs. Loyed,
can you get her and her husband
a Gator rug? For my Nanny, a


screw set to fix her glasses.
Your friend,
Emma

Dear Santa,
I wish the people with needs
would get what they need like
clothes, food and other things.
My dad really needs some
food. My mom needs a job. I
wish my teacher had a Go Ga-
tors necklace. Now, for me a new
doll house.
Your friend,
Brianna Harris

Dear Santa,
I wish that Mrs. Loyed could
get a cookie jar.
She could put it on top of
the cubbies and everyone can
see it.
I wish my dad's brakes would
get fixed. I wish for a new bike
because my dad ran over the


old onel
Your friend,
Wade

Dear Santa,
Could you please get my dad
some new knives for cooking
Christmas dinner? Please bring
my brother a new set of clothes
and toys. I want a four wheeler
for Christmas.
Your friend,
Stephen

Dear Santa,
I wish that you would make
my great-grandpa alive from his
heart attack. I wish that you
would give hungry people food.
Last I wish that I had completed
my game system collection.
Your friend,
Codie


Dear Santa,
Can you give people food that
need some food, because they
do not have any money? Can you
give people a healing that need
it? Can you get me D.S., because
my mommy does not have a lot
of money.
Love,
Annabelle Slayton

Dear Santa,
I wish Mrs. Loyed could have
some Gator slippers because she
g6es for the Gators and went to
the Gator college. Maybe, I want
my dad to have a new smell on
him, so can you give cologne?
Now, for my present, can I have
a Barbie and the Diamond
Castle Dollhouse, because I re-
ally want it?
Your friend,
Ellie


Nurse Judy celebrates 12 Days of


Christmas at Nurse Judy's Nook


and her alter ego, Nurse Judy
I can't believe the creativity
and enthusiasm of those who
decorate their golf carts and
mowers for the Havana Christ-
mas lawnmower parade. I
can't believe the creativity and
enthusiasm of our downtown
community and association
who work all year planning
and carrying out these spe-
cial events. Their enthusiasm
is evidenced in every shop
window, on every pear tree, in
every cheery greeting.
I can't believe the creativity
and enthusiasm at the Wakul-
la Educational Center (where
I work occasionally). They


are celebrating the 12 days
of Christmas in a big way, in-
cluding decorations and daily
food offerings by and for the
staff-food offerings that go
along with the various verses
of the song. For instance for
'Lords aleaping' they are serv-
ing Hopping John.
Nurse Judy is excited by all
the activities, all the decora-
tions, all the music, all the
joy that seems to be flowing
through the Panhandle. I can't
help being a little excited
myself although I am becom-
ing tired of her constantly
humming the Twelve Days of
Christmas. "You've been sing-
ing that for a month, not 12
days," I complain.
She doesn't respond-just
keeps on singing. I stomp
around. Finally she says,
"What about you? You began
Christmas shopping and mail-
ing packages back in October.
You've taken the season well
beyond 12 days yourself." She
gives me an impudent grin.
"I was just being patriotic,"
I say defensively. "Patriotic?"


she sneers. "Of course. Just
listen to the news. We all
know we are in a recession.
In fact, we knew it for quite
a while before our leaders
admitted it. I believe if every-
one started shopping when I
did, we wouldn't even be in
this mess.'"
"That's not patriotic. It
just would have spread the
money from shopping out
over a longer period of time
and eliminated the rush from
Black Friday on."
"You're wrong." I move in
for the kill. "There are no big
sales in October, so I buy a lot
at regular price, which increas-
es profits, which helps the
economy. That's patriotic."
"Well, that might help a
little, but not much."
"Ah, but it does. I just keep
buying right up until Christ-
mas day. I buy at the sales.
I buy at the non-sales. I buy
more than I ordinarily would,
The government says if we can
just get people buying, we can
improve our country."
"Maybe you can do that


but this is a recession and
most folks just don't have the
money."
If you spread your buying
out over three months instead
of 12 days, you can budget so
much better and you don't run
up big debt."
Nurse Judy looks at me, I
look at her. "You know how
everyone always says they
wish the joy and goodwill
at Christmas would last all
year. Well, I guess both of us
have had a hand in making it
last more than 12 days. That
should be good." We smile at
each other. We go off to do
our own thing. I notice she is
humming 'The Twelve Days of
Christmas.' I don't complain.
Before she is out of earshot,
however, I start humming
'The Star Spangled Banner.' I
can't let her get too cocky.
May the magic of Christ-
mas be with you now and
throughout all of 2009. Merry
Christmasl Nurse Judy/Judy

Judy Conlin writes
from Havana.


.At the Pickin' Parlour

Faye Harrod of Crawfordville recently snapped a photograph
of Santa Claus at the Pickin' Parlour in Crawfordville. She said
children need to understand the true meaning of Christmas,
Santa Claus and the baby Jesus. "It is lust the prettiest thing
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A new Christmas poem


Submitted by Jo Barksdale.
Twas the night before
Christmas, he lived all
alone, in a one bedroom
house made of plaster and
stone.
I had come down the
chimney with presents to
give, and to see just who
in this home did live.
I looked all about, a
strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents, not
even a tree.
No stocking by mantle,
just boots filled with sand,
on the wall hung pictures
of far distant lands.
With medals and badges,
awards of all kinds, a so-
ber thought came through
my mind.
For this house was dif-
ferent, it was dark and
dreary, I found the home
of a soldier, once I could
see clearly.
The soldier lay sleeping,
silent, alone, curled up
on the floor in this ohe
bedroom home.
The face was so gentle,
.the room in such disorder,
not how I pictured
a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of
whom I'd just read?
Curled up on a poncho,
the floor for a bed?9
I realized the families that
I saw this night, owed
their lives to these sol-
diers who were willing to
fight.
Soon round the world, the
children would play,
and grownups would cel-


ebrate a bright Christmas
day.
They all enjoyed freedom
each month of the year,
because of the soldiers,
like the one lying here.
I couldn't help wonder
how many lay alone, on
a cold Christmas Eve in a
land far from home.
The very thought brought
a tear to my eye. I
dropped to my knees
and started to cry.
The soldier awakened
and I heard a rough voice,
'Santa don't cry,
this life is my choice; I
fight for freedom, I don't
ask for more, my life is
my God, my country, my
Corps.'
The soldier rolled over
and drifted to sleep, I
couldn't control it, I con-
tinued to weep.
I kept watch for hours,
so silent and still and we
both shivered from the
cold night's chill.
I didn't want to leave on
that cold, dark, night, this
guardian of honor so will-
ing to fight.
Then the soldier rolled
over, with a voice soft and
pure, whispered, 'Carry
on Santa, it's Christmas
Day, all is secure.'
One look at my watch,
and I knew he was right.
'Merry Christmas, my
friend, and to all a good
night!'

This poem was written by a
Marine.


To Our Friends & Neighbors
Wishing you a Peaceful. Joyous and Especiall>
4 Merry Christmas!
Thank you for being
a part of our lnimly.

Community


Submitted by
BETTY GREEN
The embers glowed soft-
ly, and in their dim light, I
gazed round the room and
I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep,
her head on my chest, My
daughter beside me, angelic
in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a
blanket of white, Transform-
ing the yard to a winter
delight.
The sparkling lights in
the tree I believe, Com-
pleted the magic that was
Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy,
my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by
love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment,
or so it would seem, So I
slumbered, perhaps I started
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
twenty years old, Perhaps
a Marine, huddled here in
the cold.
Alone in the dark, he
looked up and smiled, Stand-


Tis the season once again to
let you know how much we
appreciate your goodwill and
friendship all year long.
Sonya, Karen, Amanda, Karla,
Susie, Sarah and Adrienne

Wakulla
Realty


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


ing watch over me, and my
wife and my child.
'What are you doing?' I
asked without 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
sawv his eyes shift, 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 really all right, I'm
out here by choice. I'm here
every night.'
'It's my duty to stand at
the front of the line, That
separates you from the dark-
est of times.
No one had to ask or beg
or implore me, I'm proud to
stand here like my fathers
before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl
on a day in December,'
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 care-
fully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue...
an American flag.
I can live through the
cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my
house and my home.
I can stand at my post
through the rain and the
sleet, I can sleep in a fox-
hole with little to eat.
I can carry 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 en-
sure 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 right.'
'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 be-
ing 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 forget.
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
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More Letters from Santa


Dear Santa,
I would like this stuff for
Christmas please: DS Games,
Avatar staff, High School Musi-
cal stuff, nice clothes of High
School Musical. That's all I
would like.
Thank You,
Sincerely,
Susie Gudskin

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is
a d.s. but I am sure you will not
bring me a d.s. : ( But I know
you will bring me some cars for
Christmas. But if you can not
bring me some cars just call my
number. Please get me a pair of
your Rudolph and Prancer for
Caitlyn Christine Weaver.
Love,
Brandon

Dear Santa,
I want you to know what


is going on at my house for
Christmas, I'm going to make
sugar cookies and chocolate
chip for you. Also, I got special
glitter for your Reindeer to see
my house. You're going to love
my yard and home. Once you
come down my chimney you
will be amazed. All I want for
Christmas is my family to have
the best Christmas ever,
Love,
Shelby Grace Smith

Dear Santa,
This Christmas I want a big
art set with paint and crayons
and I also want a Hannah
Montana tour bus. I also want
a doctor set bust
Love,
Hannah Joiner

Dear Santa,
Santa, I want a D.S. for Christ-
mas. I also want a slime gun to


slime my brother. I know I am a
girl, but I want a paintball gun.
I want a baby alive that swims
a boy and girl.
Love,
Caitlyn Weaver

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is
one D.S. please. A link game for
the game cube. Some earrings
for my mom. The Drex toy, Oh
and the elf guy. Can I have a
game for my Ds when I get it
pleeeeeeeaseeeee???? One Santa
paint slay set pleeas. Wait a
minute I've been naughty, don't
get me anything for Christmas,
sorry.
Love.
Gabrielle T. Beacalien

Dear Santa,
I have been better. I want a
Ds. with Bolt game. Tell Rudolph
I will have a carrot for you.


Shirley Hunter

Dear Santa,
I wish that I could have the
littlest pet shop game for my
D.S. for Christmas this year.
I have kind of been good.
At night I think that when I
listen to the Christmas songs
at Christmas night every night
and I love everybody.
Shaylyn


Darrian

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year I
want a Wii and some more D.S.
games and an I dog.
Love,
Savannah

Dear Santa,
I want a PsP and a car, also
a cooking mixer that you can


make cupcakes. I would like a
bike that comes with flowers. I
would like clothes, too. We will
give you cookies and milk.
Allyson Dessa-Rae Howell

Dear Santa,
I will put cookies on my table
for you. I like Rootoff. Will you
get me a book?
Your friend,
Polviel Latil


Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Half of Americans plan to be environmentally friendly


By STEVE WAGNER
Special to The Wakulla News
Call it a "Green Christmas."
A recent national telephone
survey found that half of
Americans plan to purchase
an environmentally friendly
gift this holiday season.
The survey, commissioned
by Plow & Hearth, also found
that among those going green
this year, two-thirds (66 per-
cent) are willing to spend
between 10 and 25 percent or
more of their own green on
holiday green gifts.
Despite a tough econo-
my, Lara Beninca, a working
mom from Charlotte, N.C.,
still makes the effort to buy
eco-friendly products for her
family.
"I've had a growing interest
in doing what I can to protect
the environment, and so I've
made a conscious decision
this year to put my money
where my mouth is. When
shopping this year, I will defi-
nitely have the environment
in mind," said Beninca.


Some people are more
likely than others to go green
this season:
Women (55 percent) are
more apt than men (45 per-
cent) to purchase green prod-
ucts.
Middle-aged (56 percent)
and younger (54 percent)
Americans are more likely
than their older (40 percent)
counterparts to purchase eco-
friendly gifts.
*Those in the West (57
percent) are more likely than
Americans in the South (51
percent), Northeast (49 per-
cent) and the Midwest (42
percent) to buy green gifts.
The decision to shop green
is not always an easy one.
Thirty-four percent of Ameri-
cans reported that money
is the biggest factor in de-
ciding on whether to make
an environmentally friendly
purchase. One in five says
it's because they are stuck
on old habits (21 percent)
while others blame their lack
of knowledge of options (13


Sweet potato crunch


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 Specialist

Sweet Potato Crunch
Submitted by Pat Bar-
kley of Talquin Electric
Cooperative
3 cups cooked sweet
potatoes, mashed


1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
Topping
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.


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percent), available time (10
percent) and convenience (7
percent) as reasons for not
going green.
Plow & Hearth recently
launched Campaign to Re-
Forest America, a national
program making it easy for
customers to give back to
the environment. At the end
of any
Plow & Hearth purchase, a
tree seedling will be donated
to the National Forest Founda-
tion to support the re-foresta-
tion of three U.S. National
Forests in need.
After completing a transac-
tion, the customer will receive
an e-mail that allows them
to select one of the follow-
ing habitats to receive their
donation:
*San Bernardino National
Forest, California: The Septem-
ber 2007 wildfires destroyed
more than 14,600 acres,
Huron- Manistee National
Forest, Michigan: Depletion of
forest has led to a
severely diminished nest-

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More Letters to Santa


Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
a glass horse that matches my
own horse and a stuffed animal
that looks like Rudolph. He is
the best reindeer ever and I also
really want a mini laptop. I have
been good this year,
Love,
Laura

Dear Santa,
The last few Christmases I've
had were great like the year you
brought me the Power Rangers
toy. I woke at 3 a.m. and heard a
noise. I peaked out of my room
and I saw you put down the
toy. I was so excited. I shook it
to try to figure out what it was
and I could not so I went back
to bed. In the morning I opened
it up and there it was. It was the
greatest Christmas I had. I want
you to give me the game that's
called Kirby Super Star Ultra if
you can that would be great.
Oh, and I hope you have a very
Merry Christmas.
From Jarod Cameron, a.k.a.
The only one who believes
in you.

Dear Mr. Claus,
How is Rudolph? I wonder
who is your head elf? Please
be careful sliding down my
chimney because my fireplace
always has a fire in it on Christ-
mas eve.
I made my mom and dad
their very own stockings. Dad's
is green and has a blue fish on
it. Mom's is yellow and has a
pink heart on it.
Please get my mom a dozen
yellow roses and please get my
dad a miniature singing fish.
Get one that sings a country
song. For my brother, get him
a dancing Lighting Mcgean.
For me, all I want is two pairs
of earrings, one pair I want to
have little snowmen on, the
others I want to look just like
you (but smaller). My dog does
not have a stocking so just put
his present in his food dish, and
he wants a new ball, food and
tennis balls, bouncy balls and
more balls. Please do not get
the bouncy ball: that he can
chew up. One time he chewed
up one and we found little
pieces all over the house. Last,
but not least, I really, really want
it to snow.
As far as I can remember, I
have never ever seen snow.
Sincerely,
Emily Pilkinton
P.S. Drive safely

Dear Santa Claus,
My family just moved in
a new house and it's really
crowded, so I hope you can help
us get settled in the house. I
like your nick name 01' Saint
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Nick, but I don't know which
name I like better, 01' Saint
Nick or Chris Kringle. If you are
wondering what I would like for
Christmas I will tell you. I want
a go-gear, or maybe some new
goalie gloves and some shin
guards. I also want a new pair of
shoes. The kind I want is Helies.
Helies are shoes that have roller
blades, but you can also take
the roller blade part out, and
don't worry, I wouldn't bring
the roller blade part to school.
I want at least five new outfits. I
like skateboards and bikes, but I
like bikes the most. But the best
present for me would be for my
family to get settled in and be
a lot happier.
Your friend,
Ciara

Dear Santa,
I wish for me and my family
to have the best Christmas ever.
I want it even better than last
year. Because last Christmas
was awesome, but this year I
want it way cooler.
Last year we went to a place
that had a lot of lights and even
people in costumes such as, the
gingerbread man, a penguin,
a reindeer, a polar bear, and
Santa. They were giving apple
cider, coffee, and hot cocoa for
free. Also, there were a lot of
trails with light and decorations
on them.
The next day we went to a
Christmas party of lights but
we got a lot of candy and beads
at it. The next day was the day
before Christmas so we just sat
at home and put more lights
up and stuff like that. The next
morning was Christmas and
we had a fun week opening
presents and stuff.
Erin Hammon


Dear Santa,
I know I might be 11 years
old but I will still write to you.
I don't really want anything but
to see my daddy in Virginia 12
hours away. I only get to see
him once or twice a year and
I miss him so much I wish I
could see him so please Santa
Claus, just this one time please
let me see my daddy along with
my brother, step-mom and more
family. Please give me my one
little wish.
Love,
Thristian Scott

Dear Santa,
All I want to have is a good
present that can be anything
that is helping people. That
would be donations to people
who need stuff. What I mean is
that I want stuff to help people
who can't afford presents or
a tree to celebrate Christmas.
What I'm really saying is that
I want for Christmas, is for
everyone besides me. I want
happiness and sharing. I want
the true meaning of Christmas
to everyone and for everyone
to be happy.
Love, the ten year old girl
who still believes in you,
Star
P.S. Don't forget to tell Miss
Claus, Merry Christmas.

Dear Santa,
I wish you .a happy Christ-
mas because I love Christmas. I
hope you do, too. The best part
about Christmas is celebrating
it with decorations, presents,
and a tree. I like the presents
the best. One time I got a Kip-
stick for Christmas and it was
just the one thing I wanted. It
was from my mom and dad.
They're the most great parents
you could have.


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"Putting Families Back Together Since 1995"

926-2299 3039 Crawfordville Highway

Mike Harrison, Owner
A. 1. . d I


The decorations on the tree
are awesome. There are all kinds
of decorations like candles,
lights, wrapping on the pres-
ents, and much, much more. We
already have lights and presents
at my house. But my friend
has tons of decorations like
light up reindeer. I hope Santa
Claus gives me something good
because I'm pretty sure I've
been good almost all year. I've
never had a Christmas without
celebrating.
Your friend,
Austin B.

Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I
would like world peace. Because
with world peace there doesn't
have to be any more wars, ever.
And then we could help solve
world hunger and help all of
the homeless. We can even
help homeless and abandoned
animals. And with world peace
we would be friends with all
countries and never fight. Also,
all kids of different cultures will
be able to go far and wide to see
other kids on the other side of
the world. We can also find a
way to stop people from throw-
ing toxic waste into the ocean
so we can save more sea life.
Your friend,
Liam Brooford

Dear Santa,
I would like for Christmas to
be a good time with my family
like last year. I would like a lots
of presents, but mostly time to
enjoy with my family. I have not
spent time with all my family
since two years ago. I am go-
ing to the secret Santa shop at
school on Dec. 19, so I'm going
to try to buy the best gifts for
my brother, mom and dad.
Sincerely,


Justin.
PS. I'm going to write all my
stuff I need on my Christmas
list.

Dear Santa,
Last year I had an awesome
Christmas. I got a club house
with a little dog in it. I was so
happy. This year I want a laptop
with Internet on it so I can get
and play games. My mom said
I may not get one because my
older sister has been asking for
one since she was like 15 years
old and she still hasn't got one.
And she said if I get one that
she is going to be mad because
I'm 11 and she's 16. One day
on Christmas I got everything
on my list and so did my sister,
Kendall. She's 8 years old. This
year I'm going to ask for a go
cart because I love them.
Love,
Kaylee

Dear Santa,
Last year I had an awesome
year because I got a Nintendo
DS and some pajamas for bed
time. This year I want a PSP,
MP3 Player and a Laptop. My
laptop I would like would have
Internet and the color would be
black. The only thing I would
really like is a four wheeler
because it has big tires and it
can go through the deep, dirty
mud, The last thing I would like
to have is a cell phone because
if I get lost somewhere I can just
call the police or my mom.
From,
Marquise

Dear Santa,
I wish everyone and myself
would have a great Christmas.
What I mainly wish for is to get
a digital camera. I've wanted
this camera for about two


years. My mother always told
me that I would get a camera,
but instead I got this little two
wheeler thing with pink handle
bars and little pom poms at
the end of each handle. Santa
you already know what it is.
Is a bike. This time Dec. 25,
on Christmas, I hope and pray
that I will get a digital camera.
Please, please Santa will you
or my mother get me a digital
camera?
Sincerely,
Anthonette Harris

Dear Santa,
I really want a lot for Christ-
mas that I can't even name
them all but the one thing that
I will tell you is I want to see
Chris Brown for Christmas and
that is the only thing I will tell
you.
Thank you,
Zyaire

Dear Santa,
Thank you for all of the
presents that you gave me. I like
them all. Also, I like Christmas
because we have no school and
that I get to go hunting, too. It
reminds of my Grandpa James
because we have a lot in com-
mon like we like the Atlanta
Braves baseball team. And we
both like hunting and fishing,
When my parents can't take care
of me they let me go to grand-
pa's house to spend the night,
not always they let me go but
my Cousin Ruthey comes from
Texas and baby-sits me if my
parents are going to dinner or
something. And this year Santa,
I want a PSP for Christmas. And
thank you for everything and
God bless you.
Your friend,
Jason


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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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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 Page 9C


Helpful holiday hints


By LINDA DeROSE-
DROUBAY
The holiday season is
among the most treasured
times of year.
But for many of us, Decem-
ber also is the most harried
and stressful month, even
without unexpected pop-
ins from the in-laws or toy
instruction sheets that don't
seem to be written in English.
It also has the potential to be
the most dangerous.
With all that's going on
this season toy shopping,
wrapping, decorations and-
lighting-the following tips
might help you keep the
holidays on the merry-and
safe-side.
Toy shopping
Shopping for toys can be
hard. After all, it means trying
to think like a two-year old,
or even worse, a 12-year old.
Don't let a toy's popularity
trump your instincts. Select
toys that are appropriate for
your child's age and interests,
and during family get-togeth-
ers, make sure to keep toys
designed for older kids away


from younger siblings and
neighbors.
A good way to judge
whether a toy is right for your
son or daughter is to read the
instructions on the toy before
buying it.
And from a safety stand-
point, pay special attention to
toys that come with separate
battery chargers, which usu-
ally have their own instruc-
tions and warnings.
Of special concern are the
chargers that do not have de-
vices that prevent overcharg-
ing, which can cause fire or
explosion.
Wrapping
Wrapping and more to
the point, unwrapping can
have its own set of worries.
In the excitement of tear-
ing open presents, be sure to
save all instructions as well
as the small pieces and ac-
cessories often included in
packages.
Immediately toss all pa-
per, ribbon and bows, which
small children can choke on.
And don't burn wrapping
paper in the fireplace. It can


ignite suddenly, cause flash
fires and burn intensely.
Decorations
Holiday decorations often
include age-old family tradi-
tions, but they are not with-
out potential hazards.
Decorations that have
sharp points and edges or
that are breakable should
be kept out of the reach of
children. And that goes also
for tree and other decorations
that might resemble candy or
other treats that could tempt
kids.
Tree decorations should
be noncombustible or flame-
resistant, and it's a good idea
to replace real-flame candles
with battery-operated ones.
If you do use real candles,
place them in sturdy holders,
trim the wicks to /4-inch and
always burn them within
sight, particularly with small
children at home, and at a
safe distance from combus-
tibles.
Of course, every home
should have a fire extinguish-
er. Check to see that it is fully
charged and make sure that


all the adults at home know
how to use it.
Among the more com-
mon holiday season mishaps
have to do with forgetting to
turn off holiday lights when
leaving the house or going
to bed.
Large inflatable yard deco-
rations also can put kids at
risk. Check the air pump
regularly to ensure it's work-
ing properly,
If any of the display de-
flates, either pump it back up
or remove it immediately.
Children can become en-
trapped in collapsed displays.
It's also worth noting that
many holiday decorative
plants mistletoe, holly and
poinsettias, among them-are
considered potentially poi-
sonous and should be kept
out of the reach of children
and pets. (If you suspect your
child has ingested any of
these plants, immediately call
your doctor or the National
Poison Center at 1-800-222-
1222.)
Lighting
You don't have to be Clark


Go Green this holiday season


With the holidays upon us,
the return of holiday traditions
is upon us as well. Thanksgiv-
ing football games, Christmas
mornings spent opening gifts,
and New Year's parties are a
few of the more standard tradi-
tions most families partake in
this time of year.
Another tradition of the
holiday season is decorating,
Houses adorned with colorful
lights and halls decked out with
holiday decor are a common
element in households across
the country during the holiday
season. However, too often
decorations and the various
other traditions of the holiday
season are less than environ-
mentally friendly. Fortunately,
there are ways to make this
holiday season both festive and
friendly to the environment.


Alter your party plans: Par-
ties are a big part of the holiday
season, whether they're office
parties, gatherings with fam-
ily, or' simply friends getting
together to enjoy some good
times. Though paper napkins
and plates offer convenience,
they aren't exactly beneficial to
the environment. Sustainable
items such as cloth napkins
and reusable plates, are an
easy way to make a holiday
party environmentally friendly.


There are even companies that
specialize in organic and sus-
tainable linens,
Give more responsibly:
Gift giving is arguably the
most common of all holiday
traditions. But the pageantry
associated with gift giving
often has a negative impact on
the environment. Tissue paper
and ribbons cannot be recycled.
In lieu of such items, consider
wrapping gifts in the Sunday
comics, posters or go the easy


(and reusable) route by placing
gifts in gift bags instead of
wrapping paper, tissue paper
and ribbon.
Decorate with natural
scents and oils: Natural scents
and oils can create the ambi-
ence many people want around
their home during the holidays.
On the positive side, these
natural scents and oils don't
provide the downside that
aerosol sprays do.


Griswold to appreciate the
potential dangers of holiday
lighting.
First, to protect little fin-
gers from shock, make sure
there is a bulb in every sock-
et. If a bulb is burned out,
leave it in the socket until
you replace it.
Use only lights that have
been tested and certified
by an independent labora-
tory (such as Underwriters
Laboratories) and carry the
UL certification http://www.
ul.com/consumers/mark.
html.
Take a close look at light
strings each year (even new
ones); discard any that are
worn or show signs of frayed
wires, broken sockets or loose
connections.
To avoid overloading cir-
cuits, don't connect more
than three strands together.
Before replacing a bulb, un-
plug the light string and read
the original package to verify
proper wattage and voltage.

fT ALL


It goes without saying to
never use electric lights on
a metallic tree. If there are
any faulty connections, they
can electrically charge the
tree and can cause severe
shock. Instead, try colored
spotlights.
When it comes to outdoor
lighting, be sure to keep out-
door electrical connectors
above ground and out of
puddles and snow,
Use only outdoor-rated
lighting outside your home
and never use indoor ex-
tension cords outside. Fi-
nally, make certain outdoor
circuits are equipped with
an .approved, weather-proof,
ground fault, circuit inter-
rupter (GFCI), which helps
prevent shorts that can result
in fires.
Fpr more information
about HearthSong's toy safety
policies go to www.hearth-
song.com and click on "Prod-
uct Safety" on the bottom of
the home page.


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In Panacea, Phoebe Taylor, 3, visits with Santa Claus and his elves. Twins Silas and Debbie Thornton of Crawfordville visit with Santa Claus in Panacea


The 12 days (seems like years) of Christmas


By LESLIE ROBERTS
On the first day of Christ-
mas with no due 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.
1 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, me.
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
guarantee.
On the seventh day
of Christmas I gave in com-
pletely,
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 me.
On the eight day of
Christmas eight people que-
ried why I look so wearied,
seven hours later
I bought an Autopilot
Talking Road Navigator
six gift wrap 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
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 Italy
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 care-
fully,
twelve quick
escape routes
eleven presents now


six toys with bells
and whistles
five had flying missiles
four ways to wrangle
out the dqor anything
with a jangle
Three cups of tea all
with soothing properties


two plans for next year
both entirely Ronco free.
Leslie Roberts is the
former General Manager
of The Gadsden County
Times in Quincy, where
this column first ap-
peared,


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Our List...
of people we'd like to thank
this holiday season.


Sr'c LuL4reCL C vouL4 0 LUOlCO.
and we hope to continue serving
fz you in the year ahead.
May your list of holiday blessings
be a very long one!
SHEPARD ACCOUNTING(


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F from Ourfwamiles To Yours


The staff of Wakulla Bank wishes you and

your family a Merry Christmas. We invite

you to stop by any of our locations on Wednesday,

December 24th for our Christmas Open House.

Wakulla Bank has hosted a Christmas Open HIouse

since 1974, and each year the staff looks forward

to serving you refreshments at this special event.

All Wakulla Bank locations will be open Wednesday,

December 24, 2008, until 12:00 p.m. The k


Bank will be closed on Christmas Day,

Thursday, December 25, 2008.


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