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Published Weekly,
Read Daily


Our 114th Year, 9th Issue

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century

Two Sections

50 Cents

School locked down as deputies arrest suspect

A 36-year-old Crawfordville man
was charged with a third degree
felony and the report of him alleg-
edly possessing a firearm caused
Medart Elementary School officials
to lock down the school Thursday,
Feb. 26 at 2:17 p.m., but Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office investigators
captured their man after surrounding
the area, according to Sheriff David

Shane Steven Sparks of. Craw-
fordville was charged with robbery
by sudden snatching. He was taken
to the Wakulla County Jail. Medart
Elementary School officials locked
down the school and students were
escorted into .teacher's offices and
told to keep their heads down.
Major Maurice Langston of the
sheriff's office said Sparks never got
on school property, but was close
Deputy Ryan Muse responded to

a reported armed robbery at Boykin
"As soon as we received the call,
we set up a perimeter around the
school." said Major Langston. Law en-
forcement officials were also on U.S.
Highway 98, Boykin Road, Carraway
Cutoff and at Bonnett Pond.
The 21-year-old Tallahassee vic-o
tim told Deputy Muse that she
was flagged down by Sparks who
allegedly pointed a gun at her and
demanded money. Sparks allegedly

grabbed money from the gear shifter
and fled on foot into the woods to-
ward the school,
Sgt. Ronald Mitchell and the K-9
"Gunny" were called to the scene and
tracked the suspect. Deputy Muse
spotted the suspect coming out of
the woods and made the arrest.
Major Langston said the inves-;
tigation is continuing but officials
believe the case arose out of "a crack
deal that went bad."
"The school followed their pro-

tocols to the letter," said Langston.
"The children were extremely safe. It
was so safe I had to be let in."
"I was really proud of the way
our folks handled it," said Medart
Elementary School Principal Bobby
Pearce. "I was even more proud of
how local law enforcement handled
it, We were really fortunate that we
had a resource officer (Jeff Barteld)
onsite. He made the Code Red call"
to lock down the school.
Continued on Page 5A


case is

Sheriff David Harvey en-
tered a plea in absentia to a
charge of leaving the scene
of an accident this week and
was ordered to pay a fine and
repair the cars involved in the
Feb. 20 wreck.
Sheriff Harvey did not
appear in court for the hear-
Sing, held on Tuesday. March
3. The plea was accepted by
Circuit Judge William Gary,
who was assigned the case
after Wakulla County Judge Jill
Walker recused herself.
In exchange for the plea of
no contest, the sheriff had ad-
judication withheld, meaning
there is no formal finding of
guilty, and he was ordered to
serve 90 days administrative
probation with a condition
that he consume no alcohol.
and that he fix damage to
both his vehicle and the other
car out of his own pocket.
He must also pay $309 fines
and court costs, a $50 cost of
prosecution fee, and write a
letter of apology to the victim,
Karla Wright, to be published
- in The Wakulla News.
Leaving the scene of an
accident is a second-degree
misdemeanor punishable by
a maximum $500 fine and 60
days in jail. That is the maxi-
mum, not the usual penalty.
And Sheriff Harvey said after
the hearing that he was aware
that the punishment he ac-
cepted is beyond the normal
sentence for a first-time of-
The criminal penalties
are in addition to his own
self-imposed discipline of a
week's suspension without
pay, which will cost him more
than $2,000.
Charges against Harvey
were filed by State Attorney
Willie Meggs on Feb. 24 for
leaving the scene plus a traf-
fic citation for careless driving
and arraignment was set for
March. 3.
Continued on Page 12A

Lawmakers Visit Wakulla

Superintendent of Schools
David Miller told Wakulla's
state legislative delegation
that mote budget cuts will
leave the district with having
to cut staff, laying people
off and having to reduce
It's not fair to ask teachers
and school board employees
to make those sacrifices.
Miller said, and not require
the same salary cuts and lay-
offs at the "Crystal Palace,"
as he called it the state
Department of Education.
"I plead with you not to
cut education any more,"
Miller said.
Members of the legisla-
tive delegation Sen. Al
Lawson (D-Tallahassee). Rep.
Leonard Bembry (D-Green-
ville), and Rep. Marti Coley
(R-Marianna) held a meet-
ingin Crawfordville on Tues-
day, Feb. 24, to listen to local
concerns prior to the start
of the legislative session on
March 3.
Sen. Lawson. who is go-
ing into his 27th legislative
session in his tenure as a
member of the state House
and Senate and is being
term-limited out, told Miller
that he would work to stop
more education budget cuts
- "even if I have to lay out in
front of the Capitol."
"And you would do that,
Senator," Miller agreed as
the audience applauded.
"You would do that."
In his comments, Miller
claimed that Florida ranks
50th among states in educa-
tion spending, but is near
the top rank in the number
of people incarcerated in jails
and prisons. "I don't know if
there's a link to that," he
said. /"I'll let you draw your
own conclusion."
Rep. Coley responded
that the current budget crisis
is an opportunity to look at
and evaluate education pro-
grams. "It's an opportunity
to look at everything we're
spending and look at what's
important and that's the
child," she said.
She also countered that
Washington, D.C. is third in
education spending but 50th
in education quality while
Florida is 10th in quality.
Other issues brought
up included concern about
the height of the proposed
Rock Landing Dock in Pana-

Rep. Leonard Bembry, Senator Al Lawson, Rep. Marti Coley listen to concerns.

Finance Director Jimmie Dugger, Superintendent David Miller request funding.

cea and a request by county
commissioners and some
citizens for an operational
The Rock Landing Dock
is the commercial pier in
Panacea and Ronald Fred
Crum contended that the
dock is going to be unnec-
essarily high due to some
misguided concern from the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection over sea
grass beds.
Construction bids on the
dock are to be opened on
Friday, Feb. 27, and awarded
by county commissioners
on March 3.
Continued on Page 5A

Howard Kessler speaks about stimulus package.




Special to The Wakulla News
After presentations and dis;
cussion last week of possibly
establishing a septic tank utility
in Wakulla and Leon counties,
elected representatives from
the region signed an agreement
to work together to protect
Wakulla Springs.
Wakulla Springs has be-
come choked with weeds and
algae during the past decade
as nitrogen in groundwater
has increased; The state park
received 217,997 visitors in;fiscal
year 2007-08.
Tallahassee has agreed to
upgrade its sewage treatment
plants to reduce nitrogen going
into the groundwater. Wakulla
County already requires ad-
vanced nitrogen-reducing septic
systems countywide and Tal-
lahassee and Leon County are
considering a similar require-
ment near Wakulla Springs.
But speakers at a two-day
workshop in Tallahassee said
those systems, which cost
$3,'000 to $5,000 more than
standard septic tanks, need
routine maintenance to oper-
ate properly. The workshop
was sponsored by the City of
Tallahassee, Leon and Wakulla
counties and the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Continued on Page 5A




Daylight Saving Time will
return to Wakulla County a
little earlier than normal in
2009 thanks to former Presi-
dent George W. Bush signing
the Energy Policy Act of 2005
on Aug. 8, 2005. Wakulla and
most of the rest of the United
States will lose an hour of
sleep over the weekend.
If Monday rolls around a
little quicker than normal,
it's because an hour of sleep
will be lost between Saturday
night and Sunday morning.
Wakulla County will "spring
forward" during the early
morning hours as the time
will change on Sunday, March
8 at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving
Time once began in April.
Continued on Page 5A

County commission discusses role of TDC

Questions about a contract for the
executive director of the Tourist Devel-
opment Council was the original rea-
son for a holding a county commission
workshop. But with the contract going
through some additional review, the
board went ahead with a workshop on
the TDC and what the council does
for the county.

At the regular board meeting
on Feb. 17, Commission Chairman
Howard Kessler asked for a review
of executive director Pam Portwood's
proposed contract, saying he had a
number of questions about it and
TDC's function.
Kessler also brought up a possible
conflict of interest in Portwood's vari-
ous jobs in the county.
In addition to working part-time

for TDC, Portwood works for the St.
Marks and Panacea Waterfront Florida
Portwood was at the meeting within
a number of TDC people, and she
expressed personal disappointment
at the delay noting that she has
been serving as executive director
of, the council since April without a
At the Feb. 23 workshop, Portwood

apologized for her initial reaction to
the postponement, saying that she
took it personally and, after thinking
about it, calmed down because she
should have been holding quarterly
meetings with the board about the
TDC's mission.
Portwood then gave a presentation
on the TDC and its goal of bringing
more visitors to the county.
Continued on Page 5A

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Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 5, 2009

The sheriff, wildlife

photos and spring

baseball training

We still have fresh memories
of the time spent covering the
October and November elec-
tion process with Sheriff David
Harvey and Charlie Creel. The
election brouhaha calmed down
around the holidays.
Just when you thought it was
safe to open your newspaper or
turn on the television, there is
more to read about.
. We knew Sheriff Harvey's re-
cent automobile acdcident would
generate a little bit of interest in
the community. State legislators
hope it deflects some of the
attention off the job they are
doing in Tallahassee. Who really
needs schools anyway? Think of
the cost savings without them.
And those big yellow buses
take up so much space on the
David Harvey and the Florida
Highway Patrol now go together
like baseball and apple pie. I
think he has done more inter-
views in the last three months
than he did in his first 30 years
in office.
I had a Medart motorist tell
me tongue-in-cheek that she
used Casora Drive to get from
home to Crawfordville because
Rehwinkel Road was too dan-
I know some residents are

salivating about the 2012 cam-
paign season. I know.Sherida
Crum has thought a bunch
about the 2008 campaign and
Buddy Wells is already thinking
about the 2012 season.
We had an outstanding
number of contributions from
the public for bur annual pho-
tography contest. We received
56 entries and many were very
well done. We are lucky to live in
a community with such diverse
The results of the judging
appear on Page 10A, our out-
doors page, and the winning
photographs will appear in the
Wildlife Festival special section
in the March 12 issue of The
Wakulla News,
Shannon Mills, Ron Piasecki
and Lee McHugh topped the
contest with very professional
It is almost Major League
Baseball season and another
chance for the Red Sox to foil
the Yankees and former Devil
For all the Atlanta Braves
fans in the county, I can't wait
to see John Smoltz pitching in
a Red Sox uniform. Spring train-
ing is a fun time of year. (
The National Football u
League has made a number of i
job cuts in New, York, New Jer- t
sey and Los Angeles due to the
economy. Commissioner Roger
Goodell said he would give back
some of his salary. That is easier n
to do when you make $11 mil- I
lion a year. 1
I am also watching to see
what MLB and NFL officials do d
with their team spending. s
They depend a great deal on h
advertising including many ads
from the not so healthy automo-
bile industry. l
Keith Blaclmar is Editor
of The Wakulla News. i

Don't be cruel, inhumane

Editor, The News:
CHAT (Citizens for Humane
Animal Treatment) and its vol-
unteers work very hard to im-,
prove the lives and well-being
of animals in Wakulla County.
We socialize neglected pets, sup-
port the Animal Control Unit in
abuse cases and find homes for
Wakulla's unwanted dogs and
cats that are dropped off at the
shelter on a regular basis.
It finds us in great sadness
that several times a year, local
hunters and citizens hiking
our National Forests are find-
ing animals that have been
abandoned. We are not talking
about the occasional hunting
dog that gets separated from
his pack and gets lost. We are
talking about little unwanted
puppies and kittens that were
born because their mother had
not been spayed by her owner,
The puppies and kittens that
can't survive on their own in
the middle of the woods.
Just two weekends ago, one
of these little pups found his

way to our adoption center and
we wondered what happened
to his litter mates. We want tc
thank the person who cared
enough to go out of her way
to save a life that obviously did
not mean anything to someone
It is not only against the law
to abandon an animal, but it is
cruel and inhumanel i
There are programs in place
that fund spay/neuter opera-
tions for those who can't afford
them. You may come to the
C.H.A.T Adoption Center, 1 Oak
Street, during regular business
hours to obtain a spay/neutel
application. Animal Control has
a drop-off box on their premises
to take your unwanted pets
with no questions asked.
Please have a heart. Don'1
subject animals in your care to
certain and painful death. Let us
help find them a home. Don'1
litter: spay/neuter your critter
Petra Shuff
CHAT President

TO Vakulla lReuW
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A new vision for Wakulla County

Special to The Wakulla News
It is time that Wakulla
County return to its roots of
utilizing its renewable natural
resources and develop a sus-
tainable economy. At a time
when businesses are closing,
and unemployment is rising,
a new vision is needed. It can
no longer be based on specu-
ative real estate, boom and a
bust construction industries,
and unrealistic banking that
devoured our landscape and
smothered it with unsold
We need to return to the
old way of life, of making a
living based on a wise use of
natural products, using our
imagination and technology
to create clean sustainable
industries that will employ
our citizens. In previous
times, fishing farming and
woodland products enabled
Wakulla's citizens to survive
through hard times. People
could always catch enough
fish to eat and shoot enough
rabbits to survive, but we've so
exhausted our resources that
I'm not sure that will possible
in the future. Desperate times
are coming, so we need a new
paradigm of utilizing and
protecting nature to prevent
further economic collapse.
Here are my ideas:
Develop health products

industries. Health food and
supplements are a multi-bil-
lion dollar worldwide busi-
ness that is largely based on
natural products. Wakulla
County with its seafood in-
dustry and its now largely de-
funct crab processing plants
could become a leader in pro-
ducing health food products
and supplements utilizing
the three major components
of the sea: calcium, chitin
and collagen. Oyster calcium,
chitin from crab shell, and
collagen from jellyfish and
fish products are already be-
ing utilized, although most of
is produced overseas. Chitin,
which is rendered into Glu-
cosomine for arthritis is a
$7 billion worldwide market
Oyster shell suppleme-
ments provide calcium sup-
plements for osteoporosis.
Sea salt is becoming
popular. Back during the Civil
War, there were salt works all
along Wakulla's coast where
people evaporated salt. There
is a growing market for sea
salts in health food stores,
none of them bear the name
"Panacea." It's worth looking
"Panacea" was named
by real estate developers
back at the turn of the cen-
tury because people believed
the water from the mineral

Boot Camp plans change

Editor, The Newss
This summer the Wakulla
High School NJROTC Boot
Camp, normally held in con-
t junction with the high school's
summer school program, will
s be different.
t For all parents of students
desiring to be in Wakulla
High School's NJROTC unit
next school year, please note
that we will hold this year's
summer boot camp from July
26 to Aug. 1. Cadets will stay
at the Wallwood Boy Scout
Camp near Lake Talquin for
the entire six days which will
make this far different from
the summer school routine we
normally experience. We did
this once before, and it proved
to be the most beneficial of
the 15 b6ot camps we've had.
The War Eagle Navy's annual
boot camp is the single most
critical factor in developing
the leadership traits in our ca-
dets that has led to our unit's

remarkable success. Each year-
group participates with the
new second year cadets get-
ting their first taste of leader-
ship as squad leaders, the new
third year cadets serving as
platoon leaders and platoon
guides, and the rising seniors
assuming great responsibility
as drill instructors. The new
first year cadets profit by
learning the basics of drill,
the benefits of exercise, and
the criticality of teamwork. Si-
multaneously, the entire unit
creates strong bonds through
the shared experience of hav-
ing faced and surmounted the
varied personal challenges
inherent in the unique boot
camp experience. A meeting
will be scheduled in May at
which detailed information
will, be provided. Until then,
direct any questions to me at
Captain Ron Huddleston

springs cured arthritis and
other ailments. But in some
ways it has become a "cure-
all" with the discovery of the
wonder drug Bryostatin that
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
first provided to the National
Cancer Institute in 1968 that

is approved for the treatment
of esophageal and others
cancers, and is now showing
promise as a treatment for
Alzheimer and even stroke
victims by reversing brain
.Continued on Page 3A

For online community calendar
visit www.thewakullanews.com-
and click on calendar.


Thursday, March 5, 2009
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at the public library
at 6 p.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek
in Panacea at noon, .
GENEALOGY GROUP meets at the public library at 6:30 p.m.
MEN'S FRATERNITY OF WAKULLA, a fellowship of men
who gather to share and support one another in the quest
for authentic manhood, meets "outback" (behind)
Cornerstone Ministries at 6:30 p.m. For more information,
call at 508-2560.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.
VFW BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WILD BOOKMOBILE will be at COAST Charter School in
St. Marks from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Wakulla Christian
School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. i
Friday, March 6, 2009
AA meets at the American Legion Building next to the
Women's Club in Crawfordville with an open meeting at
8 p.m. There are also open meetings
FRIDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB meets at the public.
library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresa's Episcopal
Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PICKIN' N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the
senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
WILD BOOKMOBILE will be at Mt. Olive P.B. Church on
Bloxham Cutoff from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the St. Marks
Rail trailhead at Wakulla Station from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.,
at Wakulla Correctional from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and
Glenda's Country Store in Riversink from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
AARP TAX AIDE is offered at the public library from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CAL RIPKEN FUNDRAISER will be held at the recreation
park in Medart from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamburger plates will
be served for $5.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
WAKULLA ARTS & CRAFTS GUILD meets at the public
library at 10 a.m.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
MEN'S FRATERNITY OF WAKULLA meets at First Baptist
Church of Crawfordville at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 9, 2009
CHRISTIAN COALITION meets at the public library at 7 p.m.
PLANNING COMMISSION meets in the commission
boardroom at 7 p.m.
SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION meets at city hall in
Sopchoppy at 6:30 p.m.
VFW meets at the post on Arran Road at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
AARP TAX AIDE is offered at the public library from 4 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
BOOK BUNCH, for pre-school and home school families,
meets at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 7 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
the public library at 7 p.m. John Roberts will speak on the
St. Marks Lighthouse.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
AARP TAX AIDE is offered at the senior center from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
BOOK BABIES, for infants and toddlers, will be held at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
BOOK NOOK. for children in grades K-5, is 10:30 a.m. and
1 p.m.
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior citizens center
at 10:30 a.m.
LINE DANCING will be held at senior center at 2 p.m.


Editor, The News:
I would like to take this op-
portunity to thank the citizens
of St. Marks for their vote of
confidence in electing me city
commissioner Wednesday,
Feb. 18 in the City of St. Marks
Council election,
I would like to extend my
gratitude to my opponent,
incumbent Mayor Steve Dun-
bar, for his service over the
past three years and for a race
well run.
I hope to justify the votes
cast for me by doing my best

to help lead the City of St.
Marks in the coming years
with direction and sound ad-
ministrative policies to better
serve our entire community.
As a fifth generation native
resident of St. Marks, I will
always have the best interests
of our town at heart.
My phone is always on
and my door is always open.
Also, a hearty congratulations
to Commissioner Allen Hobbs
on his re-election.
J. Keith Ward
St. Marks

Thanks for voting



THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 5, 2009 Page 3A

More Letters to the Editor Wakulla Vision

We must help out

Editor, The News:
On Feb. 17, President Obama
signed the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
This Act is intended to provide
a stimulus to the U.S. economy
in the wake of the economic
downturn which began in
December 2007.
The mission of WORK-
FORCE plus is to serve as the
local employment solution by
linking businesses in need of
qualified workers with the
people in our community who
need and want employment.
The State of Florida's work-
force system utilizes the Em-
ploy Florida Marketplace as
the comprehensive, employ-
ment resource. As of Feb. 9,
there are 3.6 million job seek-
ers in the system and Florida's
unemployment rate stands at
8.1 percent (December 2008).
Locally, we have a combined
16,147 registered job seekers
in the.Tallahassee Metropoli-
tan Statistical Area (Gadsden,
Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla).
The average unemployment
rate is 6.2 percent.
Due to these staggering
numbers, we believe it is
imperative that our local del-
egation and our local munici-
palities, as they move forward
with the identified shovel
ready projects, hold as a prior-
ity the following:
Ensure procurement pro-
cedures developed give prefer-
ence to local contractors/ven-

dors and in turn the selected
contractors/vendors hire local
Adopt contract language
that vendors selected will list
their vacancies through the
Employ Florida Marketplace
to ensure that the jobs created
can be tracked and a report
can be provided relative to
how many unemployed indi-
viduals gained employment
under this initiative.
In coordination with
the state's workforce system
and other key stakeholders,
establish priorities to address
those that have been longterm
unemployed (26 weeks or
more) and more recently un-
employed (less than 26 weeks)
and have the necessary skills
to obtain employment as a
result of the jobs being cre-
ated. Additionally, for those
unemployed who require
short-term training to obtain
employment, that we create a
linkage with our educational
institutions to deliver the just-
in-time training.
Over the next few weeks
and months we have a unique
opportunity to help those
who have been impacted most
to regain their livelihood and
began repairing the devasta-
tion that the economic down-
turn has created.
Kimberly A, Moore, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Harvey needs prayers
Editor, The News: ficult times.
Regarding the recent con- Now, he needs your prayers
troversy over the accident in- and understanding. Sheriff
volving Sheriff David Harvey, Harvey has been issued a
John 8:7: He that is without citation for careless driving
sin among you, Let him first and leaving the scene of an
cast a stone. accident. At this point, the
I believe that says it all. court system will decide what
David Harvey is not a bad to do. I do not have a clue why
person. He is a human be- anybody would want to be a
ing. Human beings, from sheriff.
time-to-time, make mistakes It is a thankless position
and use bad judgment. Hope- and you're damned if you do
fully, we learn from mistakes and damned if you don't, If
and become more productive any person or commissioner
citize is. ." ': ..' -'can profess to being a saint,
During the past 30, years, I suggest they run for the
Sheriff Harvey hasi helped office.
many young people and fami- Jack Collins
lies through extremely, dif- Sopchoppy

Continued from Page 2A
The reason that the drug is
not on the market is because
the raw product, Bugula neri-
tina, an obscure moss animal
cannot be produced in suf-
ficient quantities, but could
be cultured in the waters of
Wakulla and Franklin. In the
1970s, thousands of gallons
of Bugula was supplied to
researchers, utilizing the local
shrimp fleet and commercial
fishermen which boosted the
In the field of biotechnology
other products, such as marine
adhesives from barnacles, tur-
key wing clams and mussels
could also be developed.
Seaweed could be cul-
tured, which has multi-uses in
industry and the health foods,
all of which would involve a
large workforce. Jellyfish have
the purest forms of collagen,
which have wide applications
in medicines and health care.
Some of the work with flores-
cent green proteins that mark
cancer cells came from sea
pansies that were collected by
us at Alligator Point.
Aquaculture. Growing oys-
ters, clams and phytoplankton
has a tremendous potential in
our waters. A shrimp hatchery

already exists in Panacea that
could be utilized in a stock
enhancement program to put
shrimp back into the sea. By
flooding the marshes with
hatchery raised post-larval
penaeid shrimp as China and
other countries have done, not
only would it boost the com-
mercial fishery, but it would
stimulate the recreational fish-
ery. Blue crabs could also be
raised in impoundments on the
St. Marks Refuge and at Mashes
Sands which would not only
feed endangered whooping
cranes, but could bolster the
commercial and recreational
fishery as well. Soft shell tur-
tles, crawfish and catfish could
be grown in the dredged out
ponds that until recently were
flourishing wetlands.
American Shrimp, Ltd'
hatchery or Gulf Specimen
Marine Laboratory in Panacea
could possibly be expanded to
provide oyster and clam seed
stock for aquaculture leases in
Alligator Harbor and possible
new shellfish leases in Wakulla
waters. It's also possible to
grow oil. The waters of the Gulf
produce oil bearing species of
phytoplankton, which could be
cultured to produce biofuels.
Scientists now believe that all

the oil that we drive our cars
with came from phytoplankton
produced millions of years ago
in ancient seas. Several species
that are rich in lipids are cur-
rently being utilized in Panacea
to feed marine life, also have
the potential for a renewable
source of energy. With our year
round climate, the Gulf Coast
could become the new OPEC.
Ecotourism and Educa-
tion. There are plenty of empty
buildings around that could be
converted into museums and
teaching centers. The defunct
Landings Restaurant or the
Oaks Restaurant for example,
could become an aquaculture
school, where students could
be housed and trained. Closed
down seafood plants could be
re-opened to develop the new
We should develop our
existing seafood industry. With
proper marketing and pack-
aging, smoked mullet could
be sold far and wide at high
Panacea could become a
trademark for our crab meat.
We can sell cannonball jellyfish
to the Chinese. In the 1990s,
I developed the market for
jellyfish, after traveling to Ma-
laysia, Thailand and China and

it turned into a multi-million
dollar business in Franklin and
Gulf counties. I also developed
the rock shrimp and bulldozer
lobster industry in the 1970s
and watched it all get stolen
away, and my intellectual prop-
erty rights trampled on; but
it's time to forgive and forget.
When I was flying back from
China I sat next to an execu-
tive from Coca-Cola, and asked
her what their secret was and
she said emphatically, "Look at
me. It's hype, hype, and more
It's time to hype Wakulla
County. To do so Wakulla
County needs a Tourist Devel-
opment Commission that will
promote all attractions, regard-
less of whether they agree with
their environmental views or
not. There is expertise at the
Florida State University Marine
Lab at Turkey Point that could
be brought to bear in helping
develop products and solutions.
To keep us all from sinking in
to an economic quagmire, it's
going to take a miracle, a new
vision, creative financing, bury-
ing hatchets and a willingness
to work together for the first
Jack Rudloe writes
from Panacea,

Commissioner gives Kessler advice

Editor, The News:
Greetings old friends and acquain-
tances. Although I do not live in Wakulla
anymore I will always consider it my home.
I visit whenever possible and follow the
local news when available.
Not that Chairman Kessler asked, but
I thought I would share a few lessons
I learned while I was a member of the
county commission.
1. Your time as an elected official who
can make a positive impact upon the
majority of the people who elected you is
limited. Focus on the needs and issues that
will make life better and more enjoyable
for your constituents. Steer dear of the
petty political fights you and a handful of
your supporters might deem as important
2. You are not the first commissioner
to deal with an economic downturn. The
early 1990s was not a time of economic
success. Refocus your efforts to bringing
economic relief to the people of Wakulla
County. Find a way to bring new jobs,
new tourists and to help keep the ones
you have in business and happy.
3. Money spent of recreation and youth

is always money well spent.
4. There are four other members on
your board. Their ideas and goals are not
always going to be the same as yours. They
were elected like you and deserve a voice,
Three to two votes might make you feel
powerful, but I can remember being on
both sides of those votes. I also remember
most of those dose votes resulted in bad
decisions. If you can't get four out of five
to agree on an issue do a little more work
or take a little more time to review the
problem you are trying to fix.
5. You are not going to like all the com-
missioners or constitutional officers you
serve with. I didn't like Harold Thurmond
when I was elected. After making an effort
to get to know him' I found Harold to be a
voice of reason and left office proud to call
him a friend. David Harvey is not a perfect
sheriff, nor is he a perfect human being.
He is a good man, who has dedicated his
life to making Wakulla a safe place to live
and raise a family. Your involvemifent in the
investigation of'a traffic accident was out.
of line. It does not benefit the majority of
the people in Wakulla County for you to go
whining to the governor. It only serves to

feed your need for political revenge and it
tarnishes the office you hold. If you can't
focus on your job at hand and the real
needs of your constituents I suggest you
step down and allow an open mind to fill
your seat. Be a leader. Extend a hand to
your enemies. You will not regret it.
In closing, I would like to wish all
Wakulla residents well in their efforts to
weather this economic storm. I know
from speaking to old friends that Wakulla
is not immune from the problems facing
the rest of the country. I also know from
past experience there is no place that will
recover faster because of the unique assets
Wakulla County possesses. A balance of
state and private jobs and a growing tour-
ism industry make for a much more stable
economy that most other areas enjoy. Pick
up the phone and remind your elected
officials to stay focused -on the real prob-,
lems and needs of the community. They
love phone calls from their constituents.
Especially at dinner time, late at iigif'and
ion weekends.
Greg Diehi
Former Chairman, Wakulla County Com-
mission, Gfd245@aol.com

Why, is, Judge Sauls all
Editor, The News: of Official Records, pages 887-888, and
I take exception to the last para- later March 29, 1985, OR 110, pages
graph, in the Feb. 12 Court Shorts 682-683, show the property owned by
written by William Snowden, concern- the plaintiff and the true description
ing the east end of Division Street in of the land.
Panacea.' -Nowhere in these deeds does it
I quote: "Sdme Panacea residents show that he has purchased this 350
have claimed they grew up being al- foot by 100 foot right-of-way known
lowed to cut through the property to as the end of Division Street,
go swimming in Dickerson Bay and Wakulla County has never sent a
have opposed efforts by Snyder to tax bill on this property to the plain-
dose access." tiff or anyone else.,.
A Certified True Copy of the Business as usual in Wakulla
dedication of the streets of the replat County has. always been "close an
of Agua de Vida subdivision clearly unused roadway and give it to the
shows that Division Street extends abutting landowners."
to the water's edge of Dickerson Bay, This is not just any road and the 60
dated 1949. foot right of way our commissioners
Why Judge Sauls allows this case have forfeited by dosing the north
to be 'dragged on, I cannot under- end of Paradise Lane, which runs
stand. This road is dearly a dedicated from Rock Landing Road to Division
county road. It has never had a parcel Street, seems to be plenty for these
number assigned as is required forpri- landowners, including the plaintiff, to
vate property. No one has ever been benefit from, since a great portion of
charged property taxes on this 100- their waterfront lots are under water
foot right of way because it belongs and unbuildable.
to Wakulla County. Period Since when did the plaintiffs attor-
The plantiff's deeds, which were ney supposedly allege this property
first recorded Jan. 27, 1981, Book 79 had been fenced off since 1929, and

owing waterfront case to drag on?

then in Feb. 5 Court Shorts it changes use the water access there may never
to 1927? be a protest, but that does not give the
Why would Judge Sauls find there new owner the deed to the property
is no evidence that Division Street he has fenced off.
ever extended to the water's edge, Why should out county continue
when I have in my possession four to pay court costs to retain ownership
Certified True Copies of plats show- to this roadway? The citizens of this
ing the street extending eastward past county are not obligated to hand over
Clark Drive, through the plaintiff's this sizeable chunk of property to the
property. plaintiff so that he can link his five
Where is the plaintiff's counsel lots and a parcel that extends to Piney
finding a witness who will swear this Street's east end at Woolley Park.
fence was up in the 1920s when I have As far as cutting through the prior
a witness who saw it constructed in :owner's property, now owned by the
the '50s, when the landowner en- plaintiff, we never did that. We were
dosed a cow in the pasture. brought up by parents who taught
As everyone knows, the* storms 'us better. My father never allowed
and saltwater soon did away with children to cut across the comer of our
that fence, lawn and we respected other people's
This is no different than if the ca- property
noe rental at lower bridge sold their Division Street is a dedicated
establishment 'and the new owner county roadway and I have known
decided he was going to fence his it was public property since I was a
property and put a cow in it. And small child. Many others remember
while he was at it, he'd fence off the it also.
boat ramp access and install a gate In my opinion, the judge has no ju-
with permission to users to come risdiction in this matter. This is dearly
and go at will. If the ramp users were county property and should have
willing to go through a gate and still been dealt with by our five county

commissioners from the beginning.
Helen Vaughn
EDITOR'S NOTE: The judge's order
in the case, dated July 30, 2008, which
denied a summary judgement to Dr.
Robert Snyder, who filed to quiet
title on the property, indicated the
court relied on a 1926 plat filed by
Panacea Mineral Springs, Deed Book
15, page 87. That original plat does
not show Division Street extending
to the water's edge. Additionally, the
property description of the tract's
boundaries in the recorded sale .from
1927 does not include Division Street
within it, but indicates the property
runs uninterrupted along the water's
edge. But, the judge noted, Dr. Robert
Snyder, the plaintiff in the case, has
not shown a deed or title establishing
that he owns the strip.
At the last hearing, lawyers for
Wakulla County and Dr. Snyder indi-
cated they have title from successors
to the Canal Timber Corporation,
which set the stage for an evidentiary
hearing as to which one has rightsto
the land.

Harvey must
Editor, The News:
Governor Crist, as a former
Law Enforcement Officer in
the State of Florida, I respect-
fully ask you to remove Sheriff
I suspected from the time
that this story made the news
that something was not being
made public. Just recently, after
signing the petition requesting
his removal, do I see the "spe-
cifics" of this accident.
Regardless of his Blood Al-
cohol Level, as a constitutional
officer of the State of Florida,

be removed Safety was critical at Medart Elementary
County of Wakulla elected to Editor, The News; protection, officers, so the children and I urge the citizens of Wakulla
serve has broken the law, violated I want to commend our sher- My daughter teaches at the staff would be protected from County to be careful how they
his rConstitutional oath and iff's office on how quickly they Medart Elementary School. The an alleged gunman who was treat our law enforcement of-
betrayed the people of Wakua reacted on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Code Red alerted the teachers headed their way. ficers. They are doing a good
County e people o Medart Elementary School to bring their children into the It sure made me appreciate job!
Respectfully. urge you to Undoubtedly these people class room, lock the doors, turn the quick action of our law en- The suspect was apprehend-
immediately remove him from, who are trying to get our sher- out the lights and pray that they forcement that day, and I feel ed by our sheriff's office and our
office and appoint a sheriff iff to resign, do not have any would all be safe. In just a very sure they will be there for any children and staff were safely
from outside this area to fill children or grandchildren in short time, our sheriff's office emergency we might have in Madelyn Crowson
t. nf.i ...,1 f. ... t our school system who need had the school surrounded with Wakulla County. Sopchoppy

Wakulla County can have a
special election and choose our
own sheriff.
Tom Show

Thanks to Wakulla County

Editor, The News:
The family of Suellen Strick-
land would like to thank every-
one who has been there for us
in our time of need. Suellen was
much loved by Wakulla County
and it shows. We would like
to thank Harvey-Young Funeral
Home for their excellent service,
Lake Ellen Baptist Church for the
funeral, and First Baptist Church
of Crawfordville for the wonder-

ful meal they served our family.
We would also like to thank
David and Dori Westmark, Bobby
Tyre, Pastor Keith Wallace and
Pastor David Fell for minister-
ing to the family. Donations in
Suellen's memory may be sent
to the Wakulla Pregnancy Center,
P.O. Box 1121, Crawfordville, FL
David and Michelle
Sellick Lynn Haven

Tallahassee coverage has been slanted

Editor, The News:
I am a retired law enforce-
ment officer, trainer and ad-
ministrator of more than 40
The Tallahassee media says
that the "citizens have written
to the Governor," but you fail
to mention that those citizens
are Charlie Creel partisans who
are bitter about his failure to
unseat the Dean of Florida
Sheriffs, David Harvey.
The Tallahassee media, in all
of this slanted coverage, failed
the mention that the county
commission chairman you

cite has been trying for years
to discredit and unseat Sher-
iff Harvey and will leave no
stone unturned to accomplish
his goal. Had this incident in-
volved a Sheriff Creel, I daresay
there would have been nary a
peep from our esteemed com-
missioner who led a "Creel for
Sheriff' Rally in October using
the Shell Point, U.S. Coast
Guard Auxillary Building.
That David Harvey has
served Wakulla County honor-
ably and well for many years,
that he is respected by thou-
sands of law enforcement

folks throughout Florida as
well as by most citizens of
Wakulla, and that law enforce-
ment officers are just as hu-
man as anyone else has also
escaped the Tallahassee media
Was Sheriff Harvey at
fault? Yes. Should he pay a
price? Yes. Should he be cruci-
fied for it and Wakulla County
deprived of his services? Em-
phatically, no. Under his guid-
ance, Wakulla County has one
of the lowest crime rates in
Sheriffs, judges, and yes,

even Presidents are human
and they all make mistakes.
Sheriff Harvey is paying for
his mistake, financially and
emotionally. Before it's over,
he will have paid far more than
others cited for the same infrac-
tion. The majority of Wakulla
Citizens who re-elected David
Harvey should also have a say
in this situation, and they don't
need the Tallahassee Democrat
to be the "lap dog" for our par-
tisan commissioner.
Major Alan Lamarche

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Obituaries Church News

Mary F. Denmark
Mary Frances Denmark, 65,
of Crawfordville died Friday,
Feb. 27, in Crawfordville.
A graveside service was
held Tuesday, March 3, at
Hillcrest Cemetery, in Quincy.
Burial followed the service.
A native of Vero Beach, she
was a longtime resident of the
Crawfordville area. She was a
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Tina Benefield of Pelham,
Ga.; three sons, Rick Fountain
and Duane Fountain both of
Crawfordville, and Harmon
Fountain of Woodville; three
sisters, Shirley Heuring,, Lillie
Morgan and Ruth Hodge; four
brothers, David O'Neal, Butch
O'Neal, Andy O'Neal and Noah
O'Neal; nine grandchildren;
and three great-grandchil-
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.

Katie Doyle
Katie Doyle, 29, of Tal-
lahassee died from a brain
tumor on Saturday, Feb. 28, in
Funeral services were held
Monday, March 2 at Tem-
ple Israel followed by burial
at Culley's :MeadowWood
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in memory of
Katie may be made to Temple
Israel or to a local food bank
in honor of Katie's "Power of
One" campaign.
She was born in Orlando
on Dec. 29, 1979, but moved
soon after to Tallahassee,
where she was raised. Katie
graduated from Leon High
School in 1998, and from Mt.
Holyoke College in 2002.
.. Survivors- include.by-her
mother, Judy Doyle and hus-
band, Bob Shaw, of Orlando;
her father, P.J. Doyle and wife
Cheryl of Ochlockonee Bay;
twin brother, Josh Doyle and
wife Kate, of Tallahassee; a
sister, Megan Snvder and
husband Jasonf Pittsfield,
Mass.; stepsister, Gwyneth
Shaw and husband Jonah
Gelbach of Tucson, Ariz.; his
grandmother, Cornelia T. Da-
,vidson, of St. Louis, Mo.,; and
numerous aunts, uncles and
Culley's MeadowWood
7Funeral Home in Tallahassee
,was in charge of the arrange-

Sandra K. B. Duggar
? Sandra "Sandy" K Bowers
Duggar of Crawfordville died
Saturday, February 28;
A memorial service will
be held at a later date. In lieu,

E" Saint Teresa"
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Holy Eucharist
10:30 am
Sunday School Provided
The Reverend Roy Lima
926-1742 4

of flowers, donations may be
made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tal-
lahassee, FL 32308.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Ernie Joe Duggar of
Crawfordville; two sons, Don-
ald Kelley of Alabama, and
Daniel Kelley, wife Annie, and
grandson, Hayden of Ohio;
a. stepson, Jason Duggar of
Florida; a brother, Stanley
Blondheim and wife Jewel
of Ohio; two sisters, Stella
Blondheim of Ohio and Patti
Erwin and husband Jimmy
of Florida; two nieces, Shelly
Carper and husband Johnny
and Kimmy Fabry and hus-
band Steve, all of Ohio; and
four great-grandnieces, Haley
and Holly Carper and Stepha-
nie, Melina and Gracie Fabry,
all of Ohio.
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.

Eldon L. Greene
Eldon L. "Pug" Greene, '77,
of Quincy died Thursday, Feb.
26, at home after a lengthy
The service was held Mon-
day, March 2 at First Baptist
Church, in Quincy. Rev. Gus
Spanos officiated. Memorial
Contributions may be made to
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
32305; or First Baptist Church,
PO Box 70, Quincy FL 32353.
A native of Thomasville,
Ga., he was born June 17,
1931. He moved to Quincy at
a young age. He participated
and loved school sports at
Gadsden High School, gradu-
ated in 1949. He was a combat
veteran, having served with
the US First Marine Division in
Korea, 1951-52. He graduated
from Florida State University
in 1958, with a B.S. in Business
and Majoring in Accounting.
He was also a member of Beta
Alpha Chi-Honorary Account-
ing Fraternity. He was past
city commissioner and mayoi
of Quincy, past secretary/trea-
surer of First North Florida
Small Business Investment
Co. He coached little league
baseball for many years. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church for more than 60 years,
He was a retired accountant
and businessman.
Survivors include his wife
of 54 years, Bettye R. Hancock
Greene; a daughter, Elizabeth
Darby Greene Rentz of DeFu-
niak Springs; a son, Michael
Eldon Greene and Celina of
Crawfordville; three grand-
daughters, Melissa Elizabeth
Strickland and Patrick of Au-
gusta, Ga., Julia Ashley Miller

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

Crawfordville United

Methodist Church
SSuiday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
S Ohluionre a r\ran Ro,a d "Come Crom Wilh IJs" ,, cra-'i.,rd Ille.umt org

117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy

Church Office

Sunday School 9A5 AM
Morning Worship 11 AM
Evening Worship 6 PM

Wednesday 7 PM Prayer Meeting,
,, Youth & Children's Programs '
Dr. Bill Jenkins, Pastor
David Allen, Associate Pastor/Student Minister
Randy Anderson, Minister of MUsic 1. .
Jerry Evans, Mike Crouch, Bernie Kemp Musicians

of DeFuniak Springs, and Mary
Eldon Greene of Crawfordville;
a grandson, Hunter Davis
Greene; four great-grandsons,
Connor Patrick Strickland,
Jacob Ashton Strickland, Mi-
chael Ean Strickland of Au-
gusta, Ga., and Bryan Aubrey
Miller of DeFuniak Springs; a
brother, Randolph E. Greene
and Victoria W.; a niece, Re-
becca Greene Ledger and Jim;
nephew, Randy Greene and
Pam of Quincy.

Cynthia L. Nicholson
Cynthia Lee Nicholson, 51,
of Tallahassee died Wednes-
day, Feb. 25 at her home.
The funeral service was
held Monday, March 2 at Bevis
Funeral Home Chapel in Tal-
lahassee. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Citizens
for Humane Animal Treatment
(CHAT), 1 Oak Street, Craw-
fordville, FL 32327.
A sales associate at Dil-
lards, she was a native of Al-
amogordo, N.M. and moved to
the area from Sebring in 1987.
She was formerly a member of
Shomrei Torah Congregation
in Tallahassee.
Survivors include her hus-
band, John C. Nicholson of Tal-
lahassee; her children, Jason
Nicholson of Tallahassee and
Armon Nicholson of Hono-
lulu, Hawaii; her parents, Lee
Roy and Barbara Stewart of
Alamogordo, N.M.; and three
sisters, Lynda Lawrence, Caro-
lin Lynch and.Merri Prince.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tal-
lahassee was in charge of the

Bob Robertson
A memorial service for Bob
Robertson will be held at 10
a.m. Wednesday, March 18 at
the Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Center in Crawford-
ville. Robertson died Thurs-
day, Feb. 19.

Family and Friends Day
Rev. Harold Mathis, Pastor,
and New Mount Zion M. B.
Church will be celebrating its
annual Family and Friends
Day on Sunday, March 8, at
11 a.m. Rocky Mount Church
of Christ in Crawfordville
and Rev. Derrick Nelson,
Pastor, will be in charge of
services. The New Mount
Zion M. B. Church family is
inviting everyone to come
and share the day with us.
Dinner will be served after
services. If additional infor-

mation is needed, please
contact Sis. Jacquie Williams
at 421-0501.

Free Movie Night
New Beginnings Baptist
Church, 8957 Woodville High-
way, will host a free Movie
Night on Friday, March 13
at 7 p.m. The featured show
is the newly released movie
"Fireproof." This inspira-
tional, heartwarming and
gripping film is about one
man's desire to transform
his life and marriage through

Hospice Recognizes
Area Pharmacists
During February, Big Bend
Hospice has been delivering
home baked cookies to local
pharmacists to thank them
for the important role they
play in meeting the needs
of hospice patients. Hospice
volunteers baked cookies and
packaged them along with a
note of thanks to let pharma-
cists know how much they
are appreciated. When Big
Bend Hospice has an after
hours admission or a family
needs a stronger medication
for pain management, local
pharmacists are the ones
who stay open late or make
special arrangements for our
patients so they do not go
without needed drugs.


will meet
The monthly meeting of
the Wakulla County Christian
Coalition will be held at 7
p.m., Monday, March 9, at
the Wakulla County Public



Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
am Ap Crawfordville
I I | Pastor,
Daniel Cooksey
"Cme & Worsnhip lth Us"
Sunday School..................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship...................11 a.m.
Evening Worship....................6 p.m.
Wednesday. Service ...................7 p.m.
& Youth Service..................7 p.m.
Royal Rangers 7 p.m.
Missionettes 7 p.m.

Panacea Park Sopchoppy
h Church Of Christ
Baptist Church Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
24 Mission Road, Panacea Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m.

Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears

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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,

Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
M/ol'rning Wrnrlhi 11.00 a m

Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 7:00 p.n

First Baptist Church WEDNESDAY
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 5, 2009 Page 5A

School Lock Down Lawmakers visit

Continued from Page 1A
Deputy Barteld was at Me-
dart handling another issue
vhen he heard the radio trans-
missions about Sparks.
In the lockdown phase, stu-
dents are taken to classrooms,
offices or bathrooms and
lights are turned off so "they
(pupils) disappear."
Due to the time of day. As-
sistant Principal Sharon Kemp
stayed outside the front of the

Continued from Page 1A
For 2008-09, TDC has a bud-
get of $66,959 that is derived
fromn.the county's bed tax
charged on hotel rooms. The
largest chunk of the budget
goes to the director's salary of
$25,000 and most of the rest
goes advertising and promo-
tional activities.
The nine members of the
TDC include Chairman Jerry
Evans, representing the Cham-
ber of Commerce; Richard
Harden, vice-chair, represent-
ing the Sopchoppy City Com-
mission; Jacki Youngstrand,
secretary, as owner of T-n-T

school to direct parents who
were coming early to pick up
their children. The parents
were directed inside the build-
ing so they could be "locked
down with us," added Pearce.
Although some younger
students were frightened by
the event, Pearce said "the kids
did real well" considering "it
wasn't a drill."
Law enforcement officials
have not recovered any weap-

Canoe Rental representing
the tourism industry; Sherrie
Miller, treasurer, owner of
Posey's Up the Creek, tourism
industry; Brian Fugate, director
of Wakulla Springs State Park
for accommodations; George
Green, county commissioner;
Allen Hobbs, St. Marks City
Commission and, as owner
of Shell Island Fish Camp, rep-
resenting accommodations;
Tim Jordan, of Ochlockonee
Bay Realty, accommodations;
and David Moody, ranger at
St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge, tourism.
The TDC helps sponsor lo-

Sen. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) can be aide is Vi
reached at his Capitol office at 487-5004. assignmel
His legislative aide is David Ash. His corn- resources,
mittee assignments include vice-chair of resources
general government appropriations, policy communil
and. steering committee on governmental Rep.
operations, policy and steering committee reached a
on ways and means, banking and insur- Bryan Che
ance, governmental oversight and account- include c]
ability, health regulation, reapportionment, vice-chair
rules, joint select committee on collective of full ap
'bargaining, and joint legislative budget economic
commission, tee on col
Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) and selec
can be reached at 488-7870. His legislative Compact x

Daylight Saving Time
Continued from Page IA Standai
Residents are reminded to set their clocks later in th
ahead one hour Saturday night. The change Sunday, N
will lengthen the time it stays light at the end back" an ]
of the day while the morning will remain dark used to re
a life longer.

ons during their investiga-
Captain Steve Ganey, Dep-
uty Robert Giddens, Lt. Mike
Kemp, Det. Jason Newlin, Sgt.
Judd McAlpin, Deputy Billy
Jones, Deputy Jeff Barteld and
Captain Randall Taylor also in-
vestigated. Former WCSO Cap-
tain Jim Griner, now school
safety officer, arrived shortly
after the Code Red was an-

cal events, such as the Wakulla
Wildlife Festival, the Blue Crab
Festival, the Might Mullet
Maritime Festival, and Pana-
cea Rock the Dock.
Some in the audience at
the workshop were not com-
pletely satisfied with the
TDC's work such as Jack Rud-
loe, founder of Gulf Specimen
Marine Lab, who indicated he
felt his lab was a tourism at-
traction and yet gets very little
support from the council.
The issue of Portwood's
contract will be discussed at
the March 3 meeting of the

icky Summerhill. His committee
its include agriculture and natural
economic development, natural
appropriations, and state and
ty colleges.
Marti Coley (R-Marianna) can be
t 488-2873. Her legislative aide is
jerry. Her committee assignments
hair of joint legislative auditing,
of education policy, vice-chair
appropriations on education and
development, joint select commit-
lective bargaining, policy council,
t committee on Seminole Indian

rd Time will be be returning a little
he fall. Clocks will be set back on
'ov. 1 when Wakulla County "falls
hour. In past years, Standard Time
turn in late October.

Continued from Page 1A
Crum begged the legislators
not hold up construction of the
dock, which he said is badly
needed, but said the height of
the dock as permitted by the
state would make it unusable.
The old dock was at around
three feet above mean high wa-
ter, Crum said. The new dock is
to be built at more than six feet
above mean high water. The
actual height of the dock would
be 10 or 11 feet above the water
at low tide, he said, which would
make it impossible to use.
"The old dock was too high."
Crum said. "It was barely usable
as it was. Now we're going up 28
inches more."
Architect Charles Purvis add-
ed to Crum's point saying the
dock as designed is an accident
waiting to happen. "It's not a
money issue," he said, "it's a
safety issue."

Engineer David Lundsford
also expressed concerns about
the dock.
Sen. Lawson vowed to look
into the issue. "We don't need a
dock as tall as I am," the senator
Commission Chairman
Howard Kessler made a request
that the delegation seek to
obtain an operational audit of
county administrative offices as
well as constitutional officers.
Kessler asked that, as a fiscally
constrained county, that the state
pay for the audit
All five county commissioners
were at the delegation meeting,
sitting on the front row, as Kes-
sler made a pitch for the audit
and other county projects, includ-
ing $5 million for the community
center/ambulance station to be
built in Crawfordville.
The county commission also
presented the three legislators

Springs Protection
Continued from Page lA because only smaller, chi
A septic tank utility could piping are needed to carr
reduce the upfront costs for remaining liquid dischari
homeowners and provide main- treatment systems. Resi(
tenance for monthly fees dose to are charged between $30 t
those that sewer customers pay, a month for the service, v
Wakulla County Commissioner is comparable to sewer se
Lynn Artz said. She signed the White said.
regional agreement on behalf of "Technology is not the li
Wakulla County. tion," White said. "It is th
"There definitely is a corn- ative management solution
mitment to reduce the nutrient have to focus on."
pollution to Wakulla springs," she John Buss, a workshop
said. "We recognize that septic erator and City of Tallah
tanksarethenextbig threat given wastewater official, sugg
that we are already addressing the that representatives from th
spray field" counties and the state Pne
West of Mobile, Ala. three reach a solution by taking
public utilities own and operate steps, starting with a frame
17 septic tank "dusters." Between to focus on a problem.
45 and 270 homes are on each Artz said she supports
clustered system, Kevin White, of toward establishing a reg
the University of South Alabama's septic tank utility. But Wa
Department of Civil Engineering, CountyCommissionerAlan
told the workshop audience, said officials were only begi
Builders or homeowners in- to learn about the implica
stall septic tanks but the utility of increased septic tank r
owns and maintains them. And tions.
instead of having a drain field in "I don't know that we
each yard, the liquid discharge found a solution," Brock
flows into a central wastewater "But the consensus is we
treatment system while the solids do whatever it takes to i
remain in the tank. solution."
The system is cheaper than There didn't appear i
installing a central sewer system any septic tank installers

y the
ge to
e cre-
n you
e city,
ed to
e will
ind a
to be

with framed posters of "Waters
of Wakulla."
Citizens Jimmie Doyle and
Mary Cortese also spoke in favor
of an operational audit
One of the most moving
presentations of the evening
came from Rose Delaney, who
suffers from mental illness and
who spent three years in a
state mental institution. She be-
moaned the state's poor spend-
ing record on mental health
"Thank you," Lawson said
after Delaney spoke. "Especially
for the courage to come here
and speak." )
The audience applauded her.
Clerk Brent Thurmond dis-
cussed the proposed courthouse
Property Appraiser Donnie
Sparkman expressed concern
over the cost of state mandated
map requirements.

Wakulla County at the work-
shop. Mike Sundin, owner of
Apalachee Backhoe and Septic
Tank, which installs tanks in
Leon and Wakulla counties, said a
$75 annual maintenance contract
probably would be acceptable to
area residents but an annual fee
of $240 or more could spark an
"We (septic tank installers)
don't want to be the regulatory
entity," Sundin said. If it's outside
of that and is a group effort of the
three (Tallahassee and Leon and
Wakulla counties), it would have
more acceptance."
Eric Livingston, chief of DEFs
Bureau of Watershed Restoration,
said he would ask the department
to speed up a planning process
for reducing pollution threats in
the Wakulla Springs region.
The signing of the interlocal
agreement "was unprecedented
in this area," Livingston said. The
next step, he said, is to develop
an action plan to implement
the agreement There is no one
answer" to the region's waste-
water problems, he said. "What
we need to do now is a better'
job of figuring out what are the
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War Eagle baseball team bounces back, wins two

The Wakulla War Eagle base-
ball team broke a two game
losing streak by winning two
games in a row last week against
tough foes, Godby and Taylor
Wakulla prevailed against
Godby 2-1 and outlasted Taylor

Brad Crisp provided 5 1/3
innings of pitching for WHS and
gave up only one run and four
hits. He struck out six. Robbie
Coles picked up a save with 1
2/3 innings of relief. He gave
up one hit.
Wakulla had six hits includ-
ing one each by Jordan Miller,
Austin Lentz, Coles, Logan Ru-
nyan, Justin Pichard and Shay

Barwick, Pichard and Runyan
had the RBIs.
Good pitching by Godby's
ace kept the Cougars in the
game, said Coach Mike Gauger.
Late in the game, Wakulla
catcher Justin Pichard threw
out a Godby runner attempt-
ing to steal with less than two
outs. Gauger said the key out
eliminated Godby's chance to

tie the game.
Gauger called the Taylor
County contest an "odd game."
Taylor discovered that Wakulla
had batted out of order and
umpires took a run away from
Wakulla. But the War Eagles had
enough offense to win.
Ryan Smith was the winning
pitcher as he threw four innings,
gave up two runs and struck

out nine.
He was followed on the
mound by Shay Barwick, Blake
McGough, Zach Stinson and
Rance McBratney, who picked
up the save. Barwick and. Mc-
Gough pitched an inning each
and Stinson and McBratney split
the final inning.
Runyan had two hits includ-
ing a double. Casey Eddinger

had two doubles. Pichard had a
hit and three RBIs. Ryan Smith,
Coles, Barwick, Stinson and
Austin Lentz added hits.
Wakulla traveled to Panama
City Bay to play a district game
March 3 and will host Panama
City Beach Arnold on Friday,
March 6. The War Eagles im-
proved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in
district play.

Lady War Eagles win two games,

drop Chiles extra inning contest

Spedal to The Wakulla News
The Wakulla Lady War
Eagle softball team began
the week by thrashing dis-
trict foe Panama City Bay
The Tornadoes came to
Medart on Monday, Feb.
23 and faced the War Eagle
pitching tandem of Man-
dy McClendon and Sarah
McClendon pitched the
first three innings giving up
two hits while striking out
4 and picked up the win.
Gregory threw the fourth
and fifth inning and gave
up two walks while striking
out all six of her recorded
outs. Megan Rollins was 3-4
at the plate with a home-
run, two stolen bases and
four RBIs.
Sarah Gregory helped
her cause by going 2-2 with

a homerun, and four RBIs.
Hannah Lovestrand, Becca
Rivers and Taylor Eglton
had two hits each as the
ladies improved to 2A0 in
the district.
On Tuesday, Feb. 24,
the Lady War Eagles host-
ed a talented Tallahassee
Chiles squad and lost 9-7 in
nine innings. Sarah Gregory
started the game on the
mound and threw four in-
nings, giving up two hits,
with three strikeouts and
six walks.
Mandy McClendon
took the loss in relief and
dropped to 3-2 on the sea-
"We had eight errors and
12 wild pitches and still had
a chance to win the game"
said Lady War Eagle coach
Tom Graham. Two errors
in th'e ninth inning proved
to be more than the home

team could overcome.
Jessica Wild was 2-5 and
scored two runs. Brook-
lyn Tindall was 1-2 scor-
ing three runs, Hannah
Lovestrand went 1-5 with a
double and three RBIs and
Megan Rollins was 1-5, with
a double, two RBIs and a
run scored.
The team traveled to
Tallahassee Rickards High
School on Friday, Feb. 27
and defeated the Raiders
by a score of 10-2. The Lady
War Eagles scored four runs
in the first inning and went
into cruise control from
there on.
"I know were better
than we played today, but
we just did what we needed
to win," said coach Graham
as an obviously flat team
improved to 5-3 on the
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pitched seven innings, giv-
ing up four hits, two walks
and striking out 12.
Both of Rickards' runs
were unearned. Jessica Wild
was 3-4, scored two runs,
with two stolen bases and
an RBI.
Megan Rollins was 2-4
with a double, a triple,
two RBIs, and scored three
This week, Wakulla hosts
East Gadsden on Thursday,
March 5 before a district
showdown in Medart with
rival Godby on Friday at 7
p.m. Friday's game is a huge
game and will help deter-
mine district seeding as
Wakulla and Godby appear
to be the teams to beat.
"Anymore, Godby is our
only real rivalry" stated
Graham. Wakulla is 3-0 in
district games.

Cal Ripken Baseball
The Cal Ripken League
Baseball Jamboree and annual
fundraiser will be held Satur-
day, March 7, at the recreation
park in Medart.
A $5 hamburger plate with
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The 2009 Wakulla High
School tennis season is in full
swing and WHS coaches The-
resa Harrell and Noreen Britt
have witnessed some early
season success on the courts.
The Lady War Eagles lost
to John Paul II 7-0, but topped
Godby 5-2 before falling to
Rickards 6-1. The War Eagles
topped Godby 7-0 and beat
Rickards 6-1.
"I am so proud of all of
them, they played really well
against Godby," said Coach
Harrell of her players, "The
only two loses we had were
really close,"
In the JP II match, Wakul-
la used Kelsey Harrell, Jes-
sie Mohr, Katy Parker, Kellie
Graves and Shelby Bunce in
singles and Harrell and Mohr
and Parker and Graves. in
doubles. Bunce had the clos-
est match with a 7-4 tiebreaker
loss following an 8-8 tie.
Against Godby, Jared Lowe
won 8-0. Will Harvey won
Josh Colman was an 8-1
winner. Caleb Fisher was an
8-0 winner. Travis Harrell
topped his opponent, 8-0

Sam O'Cain played an extra
match and won 8-0.
Lowe and Harvey won
doubles 8-1 and Colman and
Fisher won 8-1.
Kelsey Harrell won 8-2 in
singles. Jessie Mohr lost 8-6.
Katy Parker lost 8-8 (7-2) in a
tiebreaker. Kellie Graves beat
her opponent 8-5 and Brittany
Dybiec won 8-4.
Harrell and Mohr won 8-5
in doubles. Katy Parker and
Kellie Graves won 9-7.
In the Rickards match,
Lowe, Harvey, Fisher, Travis
Harrell and Sam O'Cain won
singles matches. Colman lost
his match. Lowe and Harvey
won in doubles as did Fisher
and Colman and Harrell and
Kalsey Harrell and Jes-
sie Mohr won their doubles
match 8-5, but it was the
only win of the day against
Harrell, Mohr, Parker,
Graves and Bunce lost in
singles along with Kerri John-
son. Parker and Graves lost in
Wakulla will host both
the Madison boys' and girls'
teams Friday, March 6 in Me-
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Pets help during trying times

.Cathy Williams, Shirley Howard traveled to Washington, D.C. to be part of history.

Braving the chill for history

Cathy Williams and Shirley
Howard attended the recent
Inauguration Day festivities
in Washington, D.C. as Barack
Obama was sworn-in as presi-
Williams, a second grade
teacher at Crawfordville El-
ementary School, and Howard,

of Wakulla Bank, said they were
both elated to be a part of such
an historic event
"Just to see three million
people come together" was excit-
ing, Howard said.
Williams said the experience
was something she was able to
share with her students and,

she said, "Made teaching our
social studies government unit
more meaningful and fun for
the kids."
Howard said that, though the
pair had tickets to the event, they
weren't able to get admitted to
the mall because of breakdown
of the security scanner.

Tobacco Free Florida is declared

Governor Crist has official-
ly declared Feb. 27 to March 7
as Tobacco Free Florida Week
As a result, Tonya Hobby,
the Wakulla County Health
Department's Tobacco Preven-
tion Specialist, is encouraging
everyone to sign a Tobacco
Free Florida Week Pledge
Card. By filling out the Be Free
pledge, you're declaring your

freedom from the costs and
consequences of tobacco. You
are either a non-tobacco user
pledging to remain so in 2009
and beyond or a tobacco user
pledging to Be Free beginning
in 2009.
You may send the forms
back to Tonya Hobby directly
via several means; E-mail (scan
in form and email to Tonya) -

Shirah joins U.S. Air Force

John A. Shirah
AirrForce,Airman 1st Class
John A. Shirah has graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training. the airman studied
the Air Force mission, orga-
nization, core values, and mili-
tary customs, and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physi-
cal' training, rifle marksman-
ship, field training exercises,
and special training in human


In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate in
applied science degree relat-
ing through the Community
College of the Air Fc8rce.
He is the son of Kathleen
and Jerry Shirah of Crawford-
Shirah graduated in from
Wakulla High School in 2005
and received an associate
degree in 2006 from Full Sail
Real World Education, Winter

Fax 926-2559 or U.S. Mail
- Wakulla Co. Health Dept.,
48 Oak St., Crawfordville, FL
32327. She needs the com-
pleted pledge cards returned
to her no later than Thursday,
March 12.
She would like to show
that Wakulla is pledging to
Be Free.


| Susan Yelton I
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comfort. If you have a pet who
you think might brighten up
someone's life, you might con-
sider contacting ComForT. It is
a volunteer program, whereby
owners and their pets visit
long-term care facilities, day
treatment programs, assisted
living residences, and reha-
bilitation centers to promote
motivational, recreational and
therapeutic benefits. The Pet
Partner Teams are comprised
mainly of dogs, but cats, mini
horses, and rabbits have also
been certified.
In our area of the state,
the program is sponsored by
the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida. The program
began locally in 1985 and ac-
cording to Stephanie Perkins,
the coordinator of the Com-
ForT program, there are now
130 Pet Partner Teams serving
our Big Bend communities,
including Wakulla County.
One of our CHAT members,
Susan Harp and her dog, Yel-
low Beard, has been a certified
team for some time. They are
performing a wonderful com-
munity service to those who
can use a little bit of love from
a charming Cocker Spaniel.
Although we tend to think
of comfort programs as pri-
marily for adults in ,facili-
ties, such as Eden Springs,
ComForT also has teams that

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Boyd recognized by IFAS

Dave Earle displays the automotive love of his life in Sopchoppy.

Hot rodder featured in article

Sopchoppy resident Dave Ear-
le, aka. "Dave the Bartender." and
his 1955 Chevrolet are featured
in this month's issue of Hot Rod
Magazine. The April issue of the
magazine featured readers who
still own their first car.
Dave bought the Chevy in 1975
when he was 15 years old. He
purchased the car with money he
saved from working as a newspa-
per boy and at an A&W root beer
stand. He restored the car and
built it into a teenager's dream
with knowledge he gained from
his high school auto mechanics
"The car was a lot of fun and
I drove it off and on for the next
20 years," said Earle. "After mov-
ing to Florida in the early 1990s,

I continued to drive the car, but
after 10 years of being exposed
to the salt air, it was in need of
another total restoration."
With the help of friends and
a local bodyman, the car was
restored again to the beauty condi-
tion it is today. The car sports the
original turquoise color with a
white top and is powered by a 283
cu. in. engine. Withthe addition of
a 5-speed overdrive transmission.
the car got almost 18 miles per gal-
lon on-a trip to Biloxi, for the big
annual "Cruisin the Coast" event
in Mississippi in October.
This car and many other lo-
cal Hot Rods can be seen the
second Saturday of every month.
at the Wakulla Classics Car Club's
"Cruise In." It is held in Crawford-

ville at Hardee's, around 6 p.m.
and is open to all makes of cars
and motorcycles.
Looking at the magazine fea-
ture Dave said, "It is a car guy's
dreamtobein Hot Rod Magazine,
I just never thought it would take
34 years to do it Better late than
never" The photo was taken at
the Sopchoppy Classic Car Cruise
by Kathy Lambert

Congressman F. Allen Boyd, Jr. of the Sec-
ond Congressional District in Florida was pre- J
sented the UF/IFAS North Florida Research
and Education Center Hall of Fame award
by IFAS/NFREC Center Director Dr. Nick
Comerford on Feb. 19. Congressman
Boyd was at the Quincy NFREC
presenting HazMat issues to area
farmers and other interested
parties. Congressman Boyd was
honored for his 12 years of dedi- a -
cated service in the integration '
of Science into all aspects of
Agriculture and Development
in North Florida.
Congressman Boyd is a mem-
ber of the House Appropriations
and Budget Committees, including. Dr, N
the Subcommittee on Agriculture,
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administra-
tion and Related Agencies, Financial Services
Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Defense
of the House Appropriations Committee. These
committee memberships have provided him
the opportunity to ensure support for a secure

food supply and a robust agricultural economy
in Florida and throughout the nation. As a busi-
nessman and fifth generation farmer in Jefferson
County, Congressman Boyd knows first-hand the
issues that these and his other constituents face,
presenters said.

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Sheriff's Report

Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office officials are investigat-
ing a Sunday, March 1 armed
robbery reported at 5:15 a.m.
by Murphy Oil Company in
Crawfordville, according to-
Sheriff David Harvey.
A 49-year-old female victim
working at the gas station was
robbed at gunpoint. A black
male, wearing a blue bandana
around his face and a black
beanie, entered the pay booth
area with a firearm.
SThe suspect demanded
nimoney, but when the victim
said she did not have any,
he received a cell phone call
and left the scene. The victim
attempted to get help from
two Wal-Mart employees who
refused her request.
The suspect took the vic-
. tim's cell phone and left in an
unknown direction. The victim
described the firearm as a rifle
or shotgun. Investigators col-
lected evidence at the scene
regarding potential suspects.
Sgt. Danny Harrell, CSI
Melissa Harris, Det. Ward
Kromer, Major Maurice Langs-
ton, Deputy Scott Rojas, Sgt.
Brent Sanders, Captain Randall
Taylor, Deputy Sean Wheeler
and Deputy Ben Steinle inves-
In other activity reported by
lthe Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office during the past week:
* On Feb. 25, Joseph L. Red-
ding of Crawfordville and Wal-
Mart reported a case where an
employee was caught stealing
video games and returning
them for cash. Beverly Wil-
"lysa Henry, 20, of Tallahassee
|allegedly told investigators
that she would sell a game to a
customer and take one for her-
!self. Another suspect allegedly
took the second receipt from
.Henry and returned it for cash.
Henry was charged with petit
theft and transported to the
IWakulla County Jail. The case
remains open pending the ar-
estpfo the second suspect.,The
F s were valued at $258. Lt..
7-e Kemp ivetgated..
On Feb. 25, Kenneth L.
SMalphurs of Crawfordville:
recovered a lost wallet with a.
license and debit card inside.
jH'returned the wallet to the
Sheriff's office where contact
'was made with the victim.
SJohn Michael Davidson of
Crawfordville. Deputy Vicki
Mitchell investigated.
On Feb. 25, Paula D. Mills
:of Crawfordville reported' a
fraud as someone changed
her health insurance car-
rier without her knoWledge.
Deputy Nick Petowsky inves-
On Feb. 26, Charles L.
Harrell of Crawfordville re-

Fire Rescue

i Report
Special to The Wakulla News
The time is about to change
and is it time to change your
batteries in your smoke de-'
Smoke detectors savd lives,
but don't work if the batteries
are no good. Detectors need
to be tested once a month for
proper working order. Simply
press the test button on your
detector and make sure there
is an audible alarm that goes
oCheck all of your detectors.,
Most in new homes are paral-
leled meaning when one goes
off, all of them will go off.
Also, your detector needs to
be replaced if they are more
than 10 years old. The actual
detector part has a life span of
10 years. Protect your property
and the lives of those around
you by taking the time to
change the batteries.
Stations across the county
have been really busy lately
with grass fires. Please be
aware that the grass is dry
and the humidity is very low.
The winds have been gusting

badly and we need your help
in helping prevent these fires.
Remember you are respon-
sible for fires that you set if
it gets away from you. The
fines are steep for fires of this
nature. Please don't take this
lightly. All property damage
caused by a fire you set is your

ported a fraud as he attempted
to purchase a boat from an
Internet site he believed was
Ebay. The victim sent a West-
ern Union Money Gram and
discovered that the vessel was
not on record on the official
Ebay site. The victim's $3,089
was picked up in Texas by
an unknown person. Sgt. Pat
Smith investigated.
On Feb. 26, Wayne E.
Morgan, Sr. of Crawfordville
reported the theft of a $500
water pump from his property
in Sopchoppy. Lt. Jimmy Ses-
sor investigated.
On Feb. 27, Deputy Ruel
Willard Raker investigated a
DUI and disturbance at Mc-
Donald's in Crawfordville.
Natasha Sue Fremin, 40,
was stopped as she attempted
to' leave the parking lot. She
failed field sobriety exercises
and was also charged with DUI
and knowingly driving while
her license was suspended.
Deputy Nick Petowsky and
Lt. Jimmy Sessor also inves-
On Feb. 26, a a grand
theft was reported by Kimber-
ly M. Ly of Crawfordville. The
victim reported that someone

stole her air conditioning unit,
valued at $5,500.
Captain Steve Ganey dis-
covered the breaker box open
and the only thing left at the
scene was a blower connected
to the residence. The investi-
gation was turned over to the
Criminal Investigations Unit.
On Feb. 27, Joseph L. Red-
ding of Crawfordville and Wal-
Mart reported a retail theft
as a female removed cameras
from their boxes and left the
store. A suspect has been iden-
tified. The value of the stolen
property is $596. Deputy Nick
Boutwell investigated.
On March 2, Idris J. Reyn-
olds of Crawfordville reported
a grand theft of a tree climber
from hunting property. The
missing property is valued
at $300, Deputy Andrew Vass
On March 2, James S. Dou-
in of Crawfordville reported a
grand theft of a four wheeler.
The vehicle was parked at a
friend's home and is valued
at $6,000. It was entered in the
NCIC/FCIC computer Sgt. Pat
Smith investigated.
On March 2, Louise F.
Jones of Crawfordville re-

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ported a theft of clothing from
her home. The victim allowed
a friend to stay at her home
and discovered $100 worth
of clothing missing after she
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tified. Deputy Andrew Vass
On Feb. 27, Laquandra
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The Wakulla County
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past week.

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Hummingbirds are a big part of our community


I was somewhat relieved
since I wouldn't have to leave
my home at 5:30 a.m in order
to meet the "gang" in Aplala-
chicola at dawn as originally
planned. We had wanted to
get an early start with our boat
trip from Apalachicola over to
nearby St Vincint Island (now a
satellite refuge of our St. Marks
National Refuge).
But our plans were changed
as Fred Basset from Montgom-
ery, Ala. would also be stopping
at Mike and Robin Vroegop's
home (where we were all to
!now meet about 8 a.m.) to
hopefully band another fairly

rare Buff-bellied Hummingbird
at the Vroegop's hummingbird
Hummingbirds are here in
the winter, especially the Rufus,
a somewhat smaller hummer
than our Ruby-throated;, and as
the name suggests quite rusty
or rufus in color.
I've recorded this species at
my home in the Smith Creek
area of Wakulla County a couple
of winters ago and many folks
in Tallahasse also record this
species at their "sugar feeders"
in the dead of winter, tool But
the Vroegop's not only had a
male Buff-bellied at their feeder

which Basset had banded, but
had another coming showing
up now, too,
We'd decided to wait for
Fred in order to witness the
banding. I got there about
7:30 a.m., and soon other folks
started arriving to greet Mike,
Robin and myself Robin's dose
friend, Sandy Schmid, who has
hiked/camped the entire Apala-
chian Trail, and like Robin loves
anything -to do with nature,
arrived. She is a real fun gall
Wildlife photographer Earl Orf,
and his wife Dianna Hestwood,
showed up. They winter on
nearby St. George Island,
Paul Puckett of the Franklin
Chronicle newspaper popped
in, and to our delight, Fred
Basset arrived.
We all socialized for a few
minutes and Basset had to get
to work. He had banding to do.
Over the last 12 years, Basset
has banded 20,000 humming-
birds in the southeast You read
correctly, that's 20,000 hum-

mingbirdslll We helped him set
up his trap, and then hung the
feeder inside it. Fred worked
a "trip string" through the
viewing window, then joined
us inside as we all waited for
action. In only a few minutes
a Buff-bellied (which are larger
that a ruby-throat) appeared.
It was probably the one Fred
had previously banded because
it took one look at the trap and
But soon a wintering Ruby-
throat showed up and almost
instantly found the wire trap's
open trapdoor and entered to
get to the feeder. Fred jerked the
string, the trap door dropped,
and we had a hummer to band
and get data. In watching Fred
for just a few minutes, it was
very obvious he'd banded hum-
mingbirds countless times: not
a movement was wasted. On
some days he'll band dozens.
He took various measure-
ments of the bill, wings, tail
and total length.

It was an immature male
and only had a faint band of
ruby on the lower throat.
In another couple months
it would be in its full sexual
adult glory with that vibrant
ruby throat. It weighed a grand
total of 3.3 gramsll Fred passed
it to Sandy and showed her
how to gently hold it. She was
awed by the rapid heart beat.
Then he passed it around for
us to touch the underside to
also feel the heartbeat, which
generally ranges between 200
to 400 beats per minute, an
amazing metabolism. When
Fred released this beauty with
his right hand, he gently placed
it in his left palm, and it stayed
there as if it was in a stupor
until Fred lightly slapped the
underside of the hand hold-
ing the bird. Instantly it was
airborne and vanished in a
Years ago, when I was only
16 I was issued a Federal Bird

I guess even at that young
age I was pretty sharp with bird
identification. I had it for years
and banded hundreds of Black
Skimmers and Least Terns, An-
hingas and a few other species
like Prairie Horned Larks and
juncos in Indiana.
I have never been in on
banding hummingbirds, so I
soaked Mr. Basset's operation
up. Soon though Fred had
to leave for Pensacola and
somewhere else to band more
hummers. He was a very inter-
esting man.
Ptt your hummingbird feed-
ers back out and if you have a
hummer show up during these
cold periods, chances are it
won't be a Ruby- throat It could
be a Anna's, Rufus, Broad-billed,
Buff-bellied, Black-chinned
(which Robin feels she now has
as well at her three feeders), or
even a Callipe. If so, call Fred
Basset at (334) 244-0227, and
fill him in.

Trout season opens, winds, cold temperatures keep them away

Avh From The Dock

Trout season opened back
up on Sunday, but the trout
didn't have anything to worry
about. First of all, I can't imag-
ine anybody would have been
fishing in 35 mile an hour
winds, and secondly I doubt if
they would have caught any-
thing. A few more cool days at
the beginning of the week and
then it will start warming back
up. By the weekend the trout
should be biting if the water
temperature doesn'tget too
cold the first of the week. There
are plenty of reds around and I
believe we're going to have one
heck of a fishing season.
Last week I was in Venice,
La. and we fished a day and a
half in extremely strong winds.
We did manage to find a place
where the water temperature
was about 54 degrees and
we caught about 40 reds and
some sheepshead, though they
weren't very big. The water tem-
perature was in the high 40s in
most of the places we went and
we did nothing. The place we
wanted to go was at the mouth
of the river and there were
five and six-foot seas breaking
on the jetties. We figured that
wouldn't be a very good place
to fish and we would go there
next year.
Jerry's Bait and Tackle had

their monthly redfish tourna-
ment two weeks ago and they
had about 15 boats entered
and most caught fish. The
only other fishing I have even
heard about was Mark and
Louise Prance. They fished in
the Spring Creek and Oyster
Bay area a few days last week
and caught several nice reds
and quite a few small ones.
They were using live shrimp
and the. Gulp.
My last article told you
where you could launch your
boat in Wakulla County and
this week I'm going to tell you
where to buy bait and tackle.
Let's start with Jerry's Bait and
Tackle on Woodville Highway.
They are open seven days a
week and carry a good selec-
tion of artificial for both fresh
and saltwater fish and they sell
live shrimp and frozen baits.
They also carry worms, crickets
and minnows for both bass and
speckled perch. Jerry's is open
seven days a week and Teresa
and Tammy are there about 7
a.m., but will open earlier when
the season gets started.
Shell Island Fish Camp is
located on the Wakulla River in
St. Marks and has been owned
and operated by the Hobbs
family since 1962. One of the
last true fish camps in Florida,

they sell live shrimp, frozen
baits for offshore, ice, gas,
some freshwater and a good
selection of saltwater tackle.
They also haye gas, lodging,
guides and boat storage and
are the only marina around
that rents boats. They are open
at 6:30 a.m., seven days a week
and you'll usually find Allen
or Ken around and both can
lead you in the right direction
to find fish.
Shields Marina is located in
St Marks on the St. Marks River
and is owned Chuck Shields.
You will generally find Chuck
or Brett around and they can
tell you where the fish are bit-
ing. If Chuck isn't there he's
probably on the golf course.
Shields has boat storage, live
bait frozen baits, a good selec-
tion, of ,saltwater tackle, ice,
gas and diesel. They have just
built a beautiful new ship's
store and it is a real state of the
art building. Shields is dosed
on Monday, but open every
other day.
Angie's Marine Sales is
located on Highway 319 in
Medart and they carry a full
line of frozen baits, saltwater
tackle. They also carry a full
line of boating accessories.
They are open every day except
Advantage Marine, also
located on Highway 319 in
Medart, carries a full line of
rods and reels for both fresh
and saltwater and they have
a great selection of both fresh
and saltwater tackle. They carry
live shrimp and frozen baits for
the offshore fisherman and

they have boat storage. Advan-
tage also has a big selection
of guns and bows and a very
eKperienced staff. If you don't
see what you want tell Dale or
Capt. Luke and they'll get it or-
dered for you. They'll also lead
you to where the fish are biting.
They are currently closed on
Sunday and Monday.
Crum's Mini Mall in Panacea
has a huge selection of rods
and reels and both fresh and
saltwater tackle. They carry
live shrimp and pinfish (when
available), a huge selection of
frozen baits and also sell ice
and gas. They are open seven
days a week.
Panacea Harbor Marina is
located on Rock Landing Road
in Panacea. They have a good
selection of saltwater tackle
and carry frozen baits for off-
shore. They also have ice, gas,
diesel and boat storage.
The BP station at the inter-
section of Mashes Sands Road
and Highway 98 carries a full
line of saltwater tackle, live
shrimp, frozen baits, ice and
gas. When in season tney have
pinfish and sometimes carry
eels when cobia are around.
Lou's Bait and Tackle, located
in Sopchoppy on Highway 319,
carries some saltwater tackle
but mostly freshwater baits
and tackle. They also sell ice
and gas and can tell you where
to go and what to fish with for
fishing the Ochlockonee and
Sopchoppy rivers.
The Village Mart is located
in Lanark Village on Highway
98 and is owned and operated

by Mike Hopkins. Mike carries
live shrimp, pinfish when avail-
able, frozen baits for offshore,
a good selection of saltwater
tackle, ice and gas. They are
open seven days a week and
if Mike is around, which he
usually is, he can steer you in
the right direction to catch fish
inshore and offshore.
If you're planning on fishing

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the Shell Point area, you'll have
to launch some place other
than Shell Point. The ramp
is still dosed and there is no
estimated time as to when it
will reopen.
Remember to know your
limits, leave that float plan with
someone and start taking those
kids fishing. Good luck and
good fishing

Mills, Piasecki, McHugh top photo contest

The Second Annual The
Wakulla News Wildlife Pho-
tography Contest concluded
last week. The newspaper
office received 56 entries with
a wide variety of subjects in-
cluding birds, spiders, otters,
alligators, deer, butterflies
and more.
Shannon Mills of Craw-
fordville won the Best of
Show with her "Otter's Break-
fast" entry. It showed a curi-
ous otter snacking on a meal
on the Mills' property.
She will receive a $50 cash
prize and one night stay at
the Portofino Island Resort
and Spa in Pensacola Beach.
Second place went to Ron
Piasecki of Crawfordville. He
snapped a shot of an alert al-
ligator. He will receive a $25
cash prize.
Lee McHugh of Tallahas-
.see will receive the third place
prize of a gift subscription to
The Wakulla News. Lee shot
a picture of a juvenile Yellow
Crowned Night Heron.
Contest participants could
submit more than one photo-
graph and JoAnn Palmer of
Crawfordville won two honor-
able mentions. She snapped
"Deer at Ochlockonee River
State Park" and "Wood Ducks
in Wakulla."
The youth winner was
Natalie Whaley, 4, of Craw-
fordville. Natalie shot a creek

bottom off Lawhon Mill Road.
She told her parents the wild-
life was the Wakulla County
sand gnats. She won $25 for
her work.
The winning photographs
will appear in the Wildlife
Festival special section in
the March 12 issue of The
Wakulla News. All of the

photographs will appear in a
slideshow on the newspaper
web site, www.thewakul-
The contest entries will
also be featured at Wakulla
Springs State Park during the
festival on April 2, April 3 and
April 4.


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April 7, 2009
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May 5, 2009

Workshop: To Discuss Forming and
Staffing Additional Citizen Advisory
Committees or Working Groups
Regular Board Meeting
Public Hearing: To Adopt an Ordinance
Clarifying that Citizens Who Install &
Maintain a Performance Based Septic System
Will N6t Be Required to Hook Onto Sewer

5:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M.

Public Hearing: To Adopt an Ordinance 6:00 PM.
Establishing the Wakulla County Administrative
Code as Directed in the County Charter

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

5:00 P.M.

Regular Board Meeting 6:00 P.M.
Public Hearing: To Adopt Amended 6:00 P.M.
Changes to Ordinance 06-28, which Establishes
& Amends Flood Hazard Areas in Certain
Subdivisions, Establishes Bldg. Elevations in
Specific Flood Hazard Areas, & Regulates
Fill in Specific Flood Hazard Areas

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Regular Board Meeting
Regular Board Meeting

6:00 P.M.
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All Workshops, Public Hearings and Commission Meetings are open to the public. Wakulla County.
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped
status in employment or the provision of services. Handicapped individuals may receive special
accommodations with one working day's notice as per section 286.011(6) F.S. If special
accommodations are required, please call Debbie DuBose, Executive Assistant to the County
Administrator at (850) 926-0919.


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Gulf Coast Weekly Almanac

Tide charts by
Zihua Software, LLC

March 5 March 11

For tides at the following points
add to Dog Island Listings: Carrabelle
/ Apalachicola
/ C_ Cat Point
Lower Anchorage
West Pass

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

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

St. Marks River Entrance City of St. Marks

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.3 ft. 2.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 3.0 ft.
Mar 5, 09 3:09 AM 10:38 AM 2:08 PM 7:50 PM
Fri -0.5 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.8 ft. 3.0 ft.
Mar 6, 09 4:35 AM 11:39 AM 4:08 PM 9:58 PM
Sat -0.6 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.4 ft. 3.2 ft.
Mar 7, 09 5:37 AM 12:20 PM 5:29 PM 11:23 PM
Sun -0.7 ft. 3.1 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 8, 09 6:26 AM 12:55 PM 6:26 PM
Mon 3.4 ft. -0.6 ft. 3.3 ft. 0.3 ft.
Mar 9, 09 12:25 AM 7:07 AM 1:25 PM 7:12 PM
Tue 3.5 ft. -0.4 ft. 3.5 ft. -0.1 ft.
Mar 10, 09 1:16 AM 7:42 AM 1:54 PM 7:55 PM
Wed 3.5 ft. -0.1 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.4 ft.
Mar 11, 09 2:02 AM 8:13 AM 2:19 PM 8:35 PM

Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.2 ft. 1.7 ft: 1.4 ft. 2.2 ft.
Mar 5, 09 3:20 AM 10:30 AM 2:19 PM 7:42 PM
Fri -0.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.2 ft.
Mar 6, 09 4:46 AM 11:31 AM 4:19 PM 9:50 PM
Sat -0.5 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.4 ft.
Mar 7, 09 5:48 AM 12:12 PM 5:40 PM 11:15 PM
Sun -0.5 ft. 2.4 ft. 0.6 ft.
Mar 8, 09 6:37 AM 12:47 PM 6:37 PM
Mon 2.6 ft. -0.4 ft. 2.5 ft. 0.2 ft.
Mar 9, 09 12:17 AM 7:18 AM 1:17 PM 7:23 PM
Tue 2.7 ft. -0.3 ft. 2.6 ft. -0.1 ft.
Mar 10, 09 1:08 AM 7:53 AM 1:46 PM 8:06 PM
Wed 2.6 ft. -0.0 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.3 ft.
Mar 11, 09 1:54 AM 8:24 AM 2:11 PM 8:46 PM

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.3 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.8 ft. 2.8 ft.
Mar 5, 09 4:13 AM 11:14 AM 3:12 PM 8:26 PM
Fri -0.4 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.8 ft.
Mar 6, 09 5:39 AM 12:15 PM 5:12 PM 10:34 PM
Sat -0.6 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.0 ft.
Mar 7, 09 6:41 AM 12:56 PM 6:33 PM 11:59 PM
Sun -0.6 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 8, 09 7:30 AM 1:31 PM 7:30 PM
Mon 3.2 ft. -0.5 ft. 3.1 ft. 0.3 ft.
Mar 9, 09 1:01 AM 8:11 AM 2:01 PM 8:16 PM
Tue 3.3 ft. -0.3 ft. 3.2 ft. -0.1 ft.
Mar 10, 09 1:52 AM 8:46 AM 2:30 PM 8:59 PM
Wed 3.3 ft. -0.1 ft. 3.3 ft. -0.3 ft.
Mar 11, 09 2:38 AM 9:17 AM 2:55 PM 9:39 PM

St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.3 ft. 1.8 ft. 1.9 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar 5, 09 2:48 AM 10:22 AM 1:47 PM 7:34 PM
Fri -0.4 ft 2.0 ft. 1.8 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar 6, 09 4:14 AM 11:23 AM 3:47 PM 9:42 PM
Sat -0.6 ft. 2.3 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 7, 09 5:16 AM 12:04 PM 5:08 PM 11:07 PM
Sun -0.7 ft. 2.4 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 8, 09 6:05 AM 12:39 PM 6:05 PM
Mon 2.7 ft. -0.6 ft. 2.6 ft. 0.3 ft.
Mar 9, 09 12:09 AM 6:46 AM 1:09 PM 6:51 PM
Tue 2.8 ft. -0.4 ft. 2.7 ft. -0.1 ft.
Mar 10, 09 1:00 AM 7:21 AM 1:38 PM 7:34 PM
Wed 2.8 ft. -0.1 ft. 2.8 ft. -0.4 ft.
Mar 11, 09 1:46 AM 7:52 AM 2:03 PM 8:14 PM

is Shell Point, Spring Creek

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.3 ft. 2.4 ft. 2.1 ft. 3.0 ft.
Mar 5, 09 3:06 AM 10:35 AM 2:05 PM 7:47 PM
Fri -0.5 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.9 ft. 3.1 ft.
Mar 6, 09 4:32 AM 11:36 AM 4:05 PM 9:55 PM
Sat -0.7 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.5 ft. 3.3 ft.
Mar 7, 09 5:34 AM 12:17 PM 5:26 PM 11:20 PM
Sun -0.7 ft. 3.2 ft. 0.9 ft.
Mar 8, 09 6:23 AM 12:52 PM 6:23 PM
Mon 3.5 ft. -0.6 ft. 3.4 ft. 0.4 ft.
Mar 9, 09 12:22 AM 7:04 AM 1:22 PM 7:09 PM
Tue 3.6 ft. -0.4 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.1 ft.
Mar 10, 09 1:13 AM 7:39 AM 1:51 PM 7:52 PM
Wed 3.6 ft. -0.1 ft. 3.6 ft. -0.4 ft.
Mar 11, 09 1:59 AM 8:10 AM 2:16 PM 8:32 PM

Dog Island West End

Date High Low High Low High
Thu -0.4 ft. 2.6 ft.
Mar 5, 09 3:07 .AM 7:02 PM
Fri -0.5 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 6, 09 4:20 AM 1:36 PM 3:13 PM 8:44 PM
Sat -0.5 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.4 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 7, 09 5:17 AM 1:34 PM 4:38 PM 10:24 PM
Sun -0.5 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 8, 09 6:05 AM 1:43 PM 5:35 PM 11:46 PM
Mon -0.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 9,'09 6:45 AM 1:53 PM 6:24 PM
Tue 2.5 ft. -0.0 ft. 2.1 ft. 0.5 ft.
Mar 10, 09 12:53 AM 7:19 AM 2:03 PM 7:08 PM
Wed 2.5 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.2 ft.
Mar 11, 09 1:53 AM 7:46 AM 2:12 PM 7:50 PM

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
6:23 am 7:21am 8:14 am 10:04am 10:52 am 11:38 am 12:02 am
6:54pm 7:51pm 8:43pm 10:32pm 11:17pm --:--pm 12:25pm
12:08 am l1:05am 2:00 am 3:51am 4:39 am 5:26am 6:13 am
12:39-pm. 1:36pm 2:29 pm 4:18pm 5:04 pm 5:50pm 6:37 pm

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Sunrise 6:58 am 6:57 am 6:56 am 6:55 am 6:53 am 6:52 am 6:51 am
Sunset 6:39 pm 6:39 pm 6:40 pm 6:41 pm 6:41 pm 6:42 pm 6:43 pm
Moon rise 12:55 pm 2:04 pm 3:14 pm 4:23 pm 5:29 pm 6:34 pm 7:36 pm
Moon set 2:43 am 3:39 am 4:28 am 5:11 am 5:48 am 6:22 am 6:55 am
Brightness 57% 65% 72% 79% 87% 94% 99%

Coast Guard

Auxiliary Reports.,
By Sherrie Alverson


"Brr, it is cold out here." Isaid
sI stepped out the door on my.
way to church. I really felt like
owe were in Eskimo Land. Then,
.when I came home. my youngest
'son. Ron, called to report that
there were two and a half inches
snow in Columbus, Ga. It was
then that I remembered what a
native Floridian told me the day
we were moving to Florida.
"If you don't like the weather.
just wait awhile and it will
'change." I am hoping for warmer
: Flotilla 13 members are
frozen or they forgot to let me
6now what they have been do-
ing. However, this is a good time
io remind all of our members
of the meeting on Saturday,
I4arch 14. It will be a very iih-
portant meeting, so please plan
Fortunately Carolyn Treadon
provided a glowing report of
her Flotilla's activitiesthis past
"Members from Flotilla 12 be-
gan setting up for the Boat show
at the North Florida Fairgrounds
Thursday, Feb. 26. By Friday, Tim
Ashley, John Denmark, Wayne
Hicks, Steve Hults and Mark
Rosen were greeting visitors and
taking in the sights themselves,
Being the end of a long week for
many,. Friday was a bit slow to
draw the crowds.
Saturday however, was a dif-
ferent story. Larry Kolk brought
his antique wooden boat that he
has restored. Along with fellow
auxiliarists Tim Ashley, David
Guttman, Chuck Hickman, Rob
Purvis and Rick Yood, visitors
were dazzled by the boat and
what the auxiliary had to offer.

Several expressed interest in our
Public Education classes and in
joining the Auxiliary, All in all it
was a great day for us and the
visitors to the show.
Following the storms and
cold front moving in, Sunday
was a slow day for John Agens,
John Denmark, John Gonza-
les, David Guttman and Dave
While many came to the
show, they were all eager to get
inside and away from the un-
seasonable weather. Thanks to
the Auxiliarists who were brave
enough to stick it out.
Flotilla 12 has lived up to the
motto of the Coast Guard this
past month and been Semper
Paratust (Always Ready.) With an
event every weekend since the
beginning of the month, we are
not slowing down yet. March is
coming in like a lion, rather than
a lamb for us.
Saturday, March 7, will be our
monthly meeting. This month,
we are meeting at the Amtrak
station in Tallahassee at 10 a.m.
Weather and crew permitting,
we will hit the water that same
afternoon to begin training for
the upcoming boating season.
A few months off the water,
skills need to be refreshed and
practiced so that we are ready to
respond when called upon.
The following is for the Boat-
ers information only. The Coast
Guard Auxiliary does not get
involved, nor do we express our
opinions, nor are we authorized
to take any action. The active
duty Coast Guard does that, if it
is necessary.
Recently boaters, with their
boat in tow, arrive at Shell Point
and find the new ramp dosed.

H^ Boating Emergencies I
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

There was a chain across it
They couldn't believe it They
had always used the Shell Point
ramp. "They" being the residents
of Shell Point, Live Oak Island,
Spring Creek, Tallahassee, and
even a few from Georgia and
What happened? What is
wrong? My phone began ringing
and there were some unhappy
boaters who demanded an
answer. As I am a long-time
resident of Shell Point, and
Coast Guard Auxiliarist, also, I
write this column, many of the
boaters think I should have all
the answers.
That isn't necessarily so, but I
will certainly will look for one,
In answer to the dosed boat
ramp question. This is what I
was told, "At the direction of the
owner, George Heaton, the boat
ramp was closed and a chain
placed across the ramp," The
statement given isr'that it (the
boat ramp) is currently a liability
risk to the owner and he wanted
it dosed.
According to an document
that is being presented to the
Wakulla County Commission-
ers, the current on-site manager
has stated that the Shell Point
Resort cannot get liability insur-
ance untifthey have completed
the marina and have a full-time
manager, on site, to also control
the boat ramp.
With hurricane season start-
ing June 1, the citizens of Shell
Point Live Oak Island, and Oys-

ter Bay find themselves without
access to a public boat ramp
to put in their boats, or in the
case of an emergency, remove
their boats. The only other boat
ramp in the area is the one (al-
legedly) owned by the. Oyster
Bay Homeowners Association,
To get to this ramp one needs to
be very familiar with the waters
and watch out for oyster bars
and shallow water. There are
no channel markers in this area
to guide boaters through this
very narrow and dangerous area.
There is no dock space to pack or
unpack boat items nor are there
any parking spaces. Again, this
is not a public dock, but rather
a private one owned by the ho-
meowners association.
The nearest public boat ramps
are either in St Marks or Panacea
which are both more than seven
miles away and not convenient
during storm conditions when
time is of the essence to pull
boats out for storage and evacu-
As operations officer for Flo-
tilla 13,1I am struggling with "all
of the above." Without a launch-
ing ramp, life can be interesting
for our patrol boats that have
not already moved to Panacea or
St Marks. Besides patrols there
are boating emergencies in this
area, hurricanes, etc. to think
about Yes, this boating season
could be fun.
Remember safe boating is no

Benefit to help James

On Saturday March 14,
there will be a benefit concert
at the Lake Ella Legion Hall
to raise money to-help Jeff
James. Jeff is the drummer
in Riverbreeze and he has or-
ganized benefits to help Hos-
pice and many other. needy
people over the years. Unfor-
tunately, now it's Jeff's turn
to need help. While working
construction on his deck, he
fell through and broke his
leg in five places. The long
hours of painful surgery have
left him with a huge and
overwhelming medical bill.
He had no insurance and is
now unable to work while

rehabilitating. This benefit is
to raise money to help him
maintain his expenses while
he is out of work. The cover
charge for four great-'bands
will be a deal at $10. All door
proceeds and donations will
go to Jeff.
Please come and enjoy the
great music while also help-
ing our good friend.
Here's the lineup: 8 p.m.
Rick Ott Band; 9 p.m. Harvest
Gypsies; 10 p.m. Labamba and
11 p.m. Riverbreeze.
For more information, call
Nelle McCall at From The
Heart Recording Studio, 962-
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Lions Club will host March 14 festival

The Crawfordville Lions
Club will hold its Fourth An-
nual St. Patrick's Day Festival
and Parade Saturday, March
14 at Crawfordville's Hudson
Park. The festivities will begin
at 8 a.m. with a Breakfast, in
:the Park, continue with the
parade beginning at 10 a.m.
and with entertainment start-
ing at 11 a.m. and continuing
until 3 p.m.
Breakfast in the Park will be
served by Coastal Restaurant,
well known for their great eye-
opening coffee and breakfasts.
The parade will begin at 10
Sa.m. Once again, the Crawford-

ville Lions Club will be award-
ing cash prizes in the amounts
of $100 for first place, $50 for
second and $25 for third place.
Groups or individuals inter-
ested in participating should
contact Gary Scott at 926-2673
to reserve their place in the
Entertainment will begin
at 11 a.m. featuring loggers,
musicians and drama. The
headliner, Trafton Harvey, will
play at noon.
A wide variety of activities
for the young and young at
heart will be on hand. Artisans
will be demonstrating their

crafts and marketing their
wares. A blacksmith will be on
hand. The Hydrilla Gnats Bass
Club will be returning with
their "Kid's Casting Contest."
Food vendors will be serving
seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs,
barbecue and funnel food. A
variety of items such as din-
ners, oil changes and more will
be auctioned off throughout
the day. Tickets will cost only
$1 and may be purchased on
the day of the festival from any
Crawfordville Lions Club mem-
ber. Just look for the distinctive
yellow vests.
All proceeds from the festi-

val will be used by the Craw-
fordville Lions Club in their
mission to assist the less for-
tunate in procuring glasses,
hearing aids and guide dogs.
The Crawfordville Lions Club is
a part of the International Lions
Club, a network of 1.3 million
men and women in over 2,020
countries who work together
to answer the needs that chal-
lenge their communities.
For more information about
the Crawfordville Lions Club or
to inquire about membership
opportunities, please contact
President Judy Hampton at

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Continued from Page 1A
The same day the charge was
filed, Feb. 24, Harvey's attorney,
Fred Conrad, filed a notice of
appearance and a written plea of
not guilty, which is a purely pro-
cedural plea, and the case was
docketed for the misdemeanor
pie-trial docket on March 24.
But Judge Walker filed to re-
cuse herself at noon on March 3,
and Chief Judge Charles Francis
assigned Judge Gary to hear the
case. At around 3 p.m. the same
day, Judge Gary accepted the
plea in absentia and the negoti-
ated sentence.
The matter has generated
considerable controversy, with
some citizens decrying what
they saw as an attempt by the
sheriffs office to cover up the
matter when the department's
deputies filed no charges against
Harvey the night of the wreck.
The sheriff went to Meggs to ask
his office to conduct an indepen-
dent investigation.
Others, including Commis-
sion Chairman Howard Kessler,
asked for intervention from
4Gov. Charlie Crist, saying that

there was the perception of a
conflict of interest given the
state attorney's and the sheriffs
working relationship. In a letter
to the governor, dated Feb. 23,
Kessler asked that Crist order
FDLE investigate the matter.
Kessler also sent a letter to
Champion Chevrolet request-
ing that the dealer suspend any
repair work on the sheriffs car
until any and all investigations
are finished. It also asked that
the vehicle be made available to
the media to photograph.
That letter, also sent on Feb.
23 on county commission let-
terhead, indicates it is being
written "on behalf of Wakulla
At the legislative delegation
meeting on Feb. 24, citizen Dana
Peck asked lawmakers to push
for Gov. Charlie Crist to order a
"credible, exhaustive investiga-
tion" of the wreck.
Peck called Harvey a "rogue.
sheriff' and Wakulla a "lawless
Tallahassee media were pres-
ent for Peck's comments, which
came well in to the second hour

of the delegation meeting and office, not Poole personally, and
were greeted with applause from that his presence was a form of
several people in the audience, intimidation.
"It's obvious that you are In her own motion for recu-
representing quite a number of sal. Judge Walker said she was
individuals here tonight," Sen, removing herself from the case
Al Lawson observed, because of the "crucial working
Peck said she had been relationship" between the sheriff
warned that she could be in dan- and the court system including
ger for speaking about the mat- that the sheriff provides bailiffs
ter, a contention that brought and security for the courthouse,
a scoff from Sen. Lawson, who transports prisoners, jails them,
said, "I don't believe you are in as well as the court's role in
any danger that would be un- signing warrants sought by law
heard of" But he did indicate he enforcement
would speak with Meggs about It is not mentioned in Judge
the results of the investigation. Walker's recusal, but she also
The criminal charges had headed the canvassing board
actually been filed earlier that that oversaw the ballot recount
day. in the sheriffs race when Harvey
Another citizen, identified won re-election by fewer than
only as "Jimmy" by Sen. Lawson, 50 votes over challenger Charlie
was one of the last speakers of Creel, a retired Florida Highway
the evening, and 'he told the Patrolman. Judge Walker's hus-
delegation. "People are afraid to band works for the FHP.
come here tonight because of The election recount and
this man here" and he pointed subsequent developments in-
at sheriffs Capt Bill Poole who dudirig the arrest last month of
was sitting in the audience in his a Wakulla County-based state
green uniform. It appeared the trooper, Charlie Odom, by the
man was referring to Poole as sheriff's office on sexual bat-
a representative of the sheriffs. tery charges have brought an

DOT to discuss local highway projects
The Florida Department of, Currently, FDOT proposes 369/US 319 (Crawfordville Crawfordville Highway from
Transportation (FDOT) will to resurface SR 369/US 319 Highway) from East Ivan Road two to four. Right-of-way will
host a Public Information from south of Wakulla-Arran to the Leon County Line in be required for this project.
Meeting, Thursday, March 12, Road to the Leon County Line Wakulla County, will increase The third project, SR369/US
regarding improvement, to in Wakulla County, upgrade the number of lanes on Craw- 319 (Crawfordville Highway)
SR 369/US 319 (Crawfordville existing guardrails, modify fordville Highway from two from north of Lost Creek
Highway) in Wakulla Cpunty. curb ramps and install minor to four. Right-of-way will be Bridge to East Ivan Road in
The meeting will be held from drainage improvements. This required for this project. Wakulla County, will also in-
5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m..iat the project is approximately 8 The third project, SR369/US crease the number of lanes on
Firs*Baptist Church of Craw- miles in length and construc- 319 (Crawfordville Highway) Crawfordville Highway from
fordville. Three projects one tion may begin as early as from north of Lost Creek two to four. Right-of-way will
resurfacing and two multi-lane 2011. No Tight-of-way will be Bridge to East Ivan Road in be required for this project.
reconstruction- will be dis- required for this project. Wakulla County, will also in- Construction is not funded for
cussed at the meeting. The second project, SR crease the number of lanes on the multi- lane projects.

Extreme Makeover: Wakulla connection

As the ALBC television series
"Extreme Makeover Home
Edition" came to the area
to build a home for a needy
family, some Wakulla County
residents volunteered to help
with construction, anda local
company company was chosen
to install the wood floors in
the Tallahassee house.
As the work was going

on, the family's five adopted
children were able to tour
Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in
Magnolia Hardwood Floors,
owned by Travis Greene, was
chosen to install the wood
floors in the Extreme Make-
over house. In keeping with
the "going green" theme, the
design team decided to install
a bambo6 floor.
The Kadzis family had origi-

increased tension between the
highway patrol and the sheriffs
office. Early in the week, an FHP
memo from the Quincy troop
commander to his FHP colonel
added more fuel to the fire with
reports of alleged incidents that
have added to the tension.
The incidents in the memo
ranged from insignificant such
as letters to the editor endorsing
one sheriffs candidate over the
other exchanged in The Wakulla
News between troopers and
sheriffs staff to more serious
claims by the Wakulla-based
troopers that they fear sheriffs

The 2009 WHS boys and
girls track teams opened the
2009 season Wednesday, Feb.
25, at the Rickards Relays in
Tallahassee. Almost: 40 ath-
letes from WHS participated
in the event which featured
relays of various distances
and an individual boys and
girls 3,200 meter (two miles)
run. The six area high schools
that participated in the meet
included Rickards, Madison,
Godby, Sneads, FAMU High
and WHS.
Each school was allowed to
enter up to two teams in each
event. The'highlights on the
girls side included a second
and third place finish in the 4
x 800 meters and first and sec-
ond in the Distance Medley.
The members of the winning
Distance Medley team includ-
ed Julia Calhoun, Charmanae
Ackerman, Chelsea Thompson
and Sydney Nutting.

deputies would plant evidence
on them. It's not dear if that
is in response to the arrest
of Odom, who was a former
sheriffs deputy before he joined
the FHP.
The memo also includes an
allegation that a trooper saw
Harvey with a broken-down ve-
hide late one night and that he
appeared "obviously drunk." The
memo implies that because Har-
vey's vehicle was inoperable, he
could not be charged with DUL
No date is given on that incident
in the memo, but reportedly it
was several years ago.

In the open 3,200 meters,
senior Sydney Nutting led the
way for the high schoolers
with Chelsea Thompson and
Brooklyn Roddenbery close
behind in 3rd and 4th place.
On the boys side, they
placed third in the 4 x 80ffme-
ters, fifth in the 4 x 100 meters,
third in the Distance Medley,
and second in a very com-
petitive 4 x 200 meter race. The
members of the 4 x 200 team
were: Willie Thomas, Kendrick
Hall, Jamal Gavin and Lorenzo
Randolph. Second year track-
ster, Steven Urling, won the
open 3,200 meter run.
The team will compete at
the large Jesse Forbes Meet at
Godby High School on.Satur-
day, March 7, starting with the
consolation races at 9:30 a.m.
with the other track and field
events beginning at 11 .a.m.
and continuing throughout
the day.

nally been slated to travel to
Walt Disney World, but the
father's medical condition he
has brain, cancer worsened
and he had to he hospital-
ized. While the couple's five
adopted children were staying
at a beach home in St. Teresa,
the producers of the show
were looking for things to do
in the area: on Wednesday,
Feb. 25, they went to Gulf
Specimen for a tour led by the

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Wilderness Way

Co-Owner Georgia Ackerman showed off her new location,

The Wilderness Way hosted the first
business mixer of the year on Thursday,
Feb. 19 at their new location at 3152
Shadeville Highway. The recently relo-
cated store welcomed fellow chamber
Co-owner Georgia Ackerman said
she was delighted with the attendance
at the event
More than 80 chamber members
and friends attended the casual, social
event. Plenty of food and beverages
were offered to the large gathering,
some of the guests were new to the
chamber of commerce.'
Door prizes were drawn for those
who participated in an ice breaker
Bingo game. Additionally, raffle tickets
for guided kayaking eco-adventures
were sold to benefit the Florida Wild
Mammal Association, which raised
$100. For more information, visit www.
thewildemessway.net or call 877-7200.

President Paul Johnson, left, and Secretary Toni Courtier, center.

Marketing communication

agency joins Wakulla Chamber

Chamber members and Onyx Group recently cut the business ribbon.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, Onyx
Group became a member of
the Wakulla County Chamber
of Commerce. Sleek in design
and operation, Onyx Group is a
full-service marketing commu-
nications agency. The company
has emerged to provide their
clients with smart research
and powerful ideas that they
translate into design, media,
and branding solutions. With
their talent-base and experi-
ence in utilizing the full array
of marketing techniques, they
help their clients build and

retain a customer base and
raise awareness of their orga-
nization in the markets that
matter to their clients.
Recently, Onyx Group
launched their new consult-
ing division called 'or-ge-n z.
'or-ge-n z offers strategic plan-
ning, meeting facilitations, and
seminars. Onyx Group wants
to show clients how smart
planning and strong creative
work hand-in-hand. 'or-ge-n z
will promote an integrated
marketing communication ap-
proach to businesses.

"We want companies to
understand being, successful
is more than having a pretty
web site, it's all about being
integrated," says Nadia Kamal,
Onyx Group Agency Co-Prin-
Onyx Group is expanding
business throughout the State
of Florida. Being in such dose
proximity, the agency hopes to
become active in Wakulla.
For more information about
'or-ge-n z by Onyx Group, visit
www.onyxplans.com or phone

Upcoming Wakulla

Chamber events

Chamber Events Calendar
First Tuesday of each
month. Executive Board Meet-
ing, 8:30 a.m. at the old court-
Second Tuesday of each
month. Board Meeting 8 a.m.
at the TCC Wakulla Center.
Last Friday of each
month, Economic Develop-
ment Council, 8:30 a.m. at the

old courthouse.
Thursday, March 19, Busi-
ness Mixer at Basics, formerly
Sassy Sue's, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. Basics is located across
from Azalea Park in Craw-
Thursday, April 16, Busi-
ness'Mixer at Wakulla Medical
Center in Panacea, 5:30 p.m. to
7:3 Qp.m.

Paul G. Johnson
* President-Elect-
Kimberly Moore
* Vice-President-
John Shuff

Toni Courtier
Amy Geiger
Past President-
David Buckridge

Beef '0' Brady's restaurant opens

The Wakulla County Chamber of
Commerce held a ribbon cutting for its
new member Beef O'Brady's restaurant
Friday, Feb. 20.
Dole and Julie Slayton, owners, and
Paige and Rocky Strickland, managers.
welcome the public to the newest Beef
'0' Brady's Family Sports Pub in Craw-
"Our vision is to build a successful
Beef '0' Brady's Family Sports Pub that
provides good food and reasonable prices
with fast friendly service in a family-fun
environment," said the Slaytons.
"For lunch time we have have aRight Size
Menu' which is a smaller portion menu
that has a quicker ticket time than our
regular menu items." The restaurant also
has a happy hour Monday through Friday
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. During happy hour
the wings are only 49 cents per wing and
the drafts are only 99 cents.
On Tuesday night, kids eat free with
the purchase 'of an adult menu item for
dine in only.
"Our success will be driven by active
community involvement and sponsor-

A large group gets ready to cut Beef '0' Brady's ribbon in Crawfordville.

ship of local community activities," said
the Stricklands. "We will take our com-
munity involvement seriously, providing
funding and community involvement for
the schools, churches, and parks in our

neighborhood. We intend to fully live up
to the Beefs corporate standard as a com-
munity oriented family sports pub. Every
neighborhood should have onel"

President Johnson's message

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Paul Johnson
Wakulla County Chamber
of Commerce President
One of my first assign-
ments as President was the
selection of new committee
chairs for the many standing
and service committees that
make our Chamber board work
so well. This year one of my
many challenges was the selec-
tion of someone to Chair the
Chamber's Economic Develop-
ment Council.
The Economic Development
Council, EDC, is the long-range,
new business development
arm of the Chamber. This
group of separate, dues pay-
ing members research and
look out for long range, long
term business opportunities
from outside our community.
Through leads and opportuni-
ties for larger workforce em-
ployers, this body reaches

out into the community for
space and training and fund-
ing necessary to attract that
right business interest or op-
portunity that can bring more
needed jobs and employment
to our county.
In researching the qualities
for Chairman, I struggled with
someone with the right amount
of experience, knowledge base,
long-term connections in and
outside the community, and a
sense of leadership. When Bob
Routa expressed a desire to
resign from his previous post
as Chairman of Government
and Commerce committee for
many years, I thought, what
an excellent opportunity. The
more I thought about it, the
better the idea became.
Mr. Routa has the right
legal, administrative and busi-
ness skill sets to lead this
committee in a new direction
and at the right time. He has
started off his tenure with

researching and applying for
Florida Department of Trans-
portation (DOT) federal stimu-
lus funding to four-lane High-
way 319, when others thought
it impossible. Under an anti-
quated 1965 Public Works and
Economic Development Act,
as amended, Wakulla County
was listed as an Economically
Distressed Area. Many letters
have since gone back and
forth to the Secretary of DOT
and District 3 Secretary Larry
Kelly from Rep. Coley, Sen. Al
Lawson and others to try to
secure the necessary funds to
make this long held dream by
many a reality.
Expect to see a few more
surprises from EDC committee
chair Bob Routa.
The EDC will meet every
last Friday of each month, 8:30
a.m., at the Old Courthouse in
Paul G. Johnson

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Local horse riders take part in show

Have you ever attended a
Southern Hunter Jumper As-
sociation (SHJA) sanctioned
horse show? If you haven't,
you are missing the opportu-
nity to watch some amazing
young local ladies,
On Saturday, Feb. 21, at the
Cavallo Horse Farm in Jeffer-
son County, the success of five
riders was astounding. The
following was achieved:
Bethany Haucke, age 15, a
student at Godby High School
who has been riding for nine
years won Reserve Champion
Schooling Hunter Division, Re-

Champion Green Horse Divi-
sion, and Champion Training
Jumper Division.
Renee Baker, age 13, a 7th
grade student at COAST Char-
ter School who has been rid-
ing for four years won Cham-
pion Intermediate Equitation
Division, Champion Hopeful
Jumper Division.
Katelyn Whitfield, age
11, a 5th grade student $
at COAST Charter School,",
who has been riding for *
2 years won Champion J
L .J J

Marshall Sterling Children's
Pony Medal, Champion Mar-
shall Sterling Pony Classic,
Champion Age 11 and Under
Equitation, Champion Inter-
mediate Hunter, Champion
Children's Pony Hunter, third
and fourth Place Hopeful
Victoria Rundles, age 9,
a 3rd grade student at
Woodville Elementary
School, who has bee rid-
ing for two years won
Champion Cross-Rails
Beginner Rider.

Tory Russell, age 9, a 3rd
grade student at Medart El-
emementary School who has
been riding for 5 years won
Champion Walk Trot Division.
Controlling, managing, and
making a horse look its best is
not an easy feat. However, un-
der the watchful guidance and
talent of Gay Allen of Ace High
Stables (567-3228) of Wakulla
County, success comes with
discipline, practice, and focus.
In the near future, Rebecca
Hardemon, Rocio Young, and
Ronna Grubbs will be joining
the others in the show ring.

Mr. and Mrs. Shannon L. Bellew

Samantha Strickland

is wed to Bellew

Samantha Ellen Strickland
of Crawfordville and Shannon
Louis Bellew of Crawfordville
were married on Dec. 28 at
the Ochlockonee Christian
Center. Pastor John Johnson
performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Jane Ellen Strickland and Tony
Strickland of Crawfordville.
The groom is the son of Me-
linda Gail Mayfield of Craw-
fordville. The bride wore pearl
earrings that were a gift from
her mother. She also wore a
blue garter that was worn by
her mother at her parent's
wedding 48 years ago.
The matron of honor was

Melinda Sueanne Douglas
of Crawfordville, sister of
the groom. The bridesmaids
were Savannah Strickland of
Crawfordville and Tina Burk
of Apalachicola.
The flower girl was Bridgett
Nicole Bellew of Crawfordville.,
The ring bearer was Shane Lee
Bellew of Crawfordville.
The best man was Randal
Douglas of Crawfordville.
The groomsmen were Wesley
Bellew of Eastpoint and John
Bellew of Apalachicola.
A reception was held at
the Ochlockonee Christian
Center. The couple lives in

Happy first birthday

William McCallum
Happy first birthday to
William "Tripp" McCal-
'lum on Feb. 20. He is the

son of Lee McCallum and
Shannon Elliott of Craw-
Maternal grandparents
are Hank Platt of Crawford-
ville and Terri Stephens
of Fort Myers. Paternal
grandparents are Leroy
and Lisa McCallum, Sr. of
Maternal great-grand-
parents are Tommy and
Juanita Forbes of Jackson-
ville and the late Leroy and
Clara Breedlove. Paternal
great-grandparents are the
late Fred and Imogene Mc-
Callum, Sr. and Billy Bowen
and Annette Bowen.



Senior Citizens, Federal

Government Assistance

is Now Available

Senior citizens who are at
least 62 years old and own
a home, can now borrow
against the equity in their
home, utilizing the money
for just about anything, with-
out ever having to repay the
debt. They can continue liv-
ing in the home for the rest
of their lives without the bur-
den of making monthly pay-
There is never a risk of
losing their home and they
are free to sell or refinance
the home, without penalty, at
any time. All money received
is tax free and has no effect
on Social Security or retire-
ment income.
This is now possible thanks
to a Home Equity Conver-
sion Mortgage created by the
Federal Government's De-
partment of Housing and Ur-
ban Development, also know
as HUD.

This money can be used to:
1. Payoff an existing
2. Pay for medical expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the home
6. Provide financial assistance
to family members
7. Establish a line of credit
that can be used if needed
in the future
8. Vacation and travel
A free report reveals how
citizens of Wakulla County
can utilize this opportunity
to ease financial burdens for
themselves, or their loved
ones courtesy of this United
States Government insured
assistance program.
For more information, call
the Consumer Awareness ho-
tline for a free recorded mes-
sage, anytime 24 hours a day
at 1-888-812-3156,
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Tory Russell of Medart Elementary School won the Champion Walk Trot Division.

Republican party will have Coley as speaker

The Wakulla County Re-
publican Party will remember
Ronald Reagan by sponsoring
a Reagan Day Mixer, honoring
Florida House Representative
Marti Coley, District 7 and other
prominent Republicans.
This event will be a great
opportunity to meet area Re-
publicans and get an update
from Representative Coley on
her efforts during the current
session. The event will be held
at the historic Wakulla County
Courthouse at 7 p.m., Thursday,
March 26. Tickets are $25 each
and light finger food will be.
Tickets may be obtained
at online at www.wakullagop.
org or you can send a check

to Wakulla County Republican
Party, Post Office Box 1200,
Crawfordville, Florida 32326.
All Wakulla County Republican
Party Executive Committee
members will also have tickets
for sale.
Ronald Reagan served for
two terms as the 40th Presi-
dent of the United States of
America. During Ronald Rea-
gan's presidency, he worked in
a bipartisan manner to enact
his bold agenda of restoring
accountability and common
sense to government which led
to.an unprecedented economic
expansion and opportunity'for
millions of Americans. Presi-
dent Reagan's vision of "peace
through strength" led to the

end of the Cold War and the
ultimate demise of the Soviet
Union, guaranteeing basic hu-
man rights for millions of
Marti Coley, the former
Marti Bontrager from Blount-
stown, has been a long-time
resident of Jackson County. She
attended Chipola Junior College
from January 1980 to August
1981. She went on to graduate
from Florida State University in
1984 with a degree in English
Coley began her teaching
career in Thpmasville,; Ga. How-
ever, she has taught in Jackson
County since 1985. When Marti
and her husband David moved
to Marianna in 1985, she began




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teaching at Malone High School
where she remained until
1989. Coley then moved to the
college level and has taught
college prep English classes at
Chipola for the last 16 years.
Coley was married to David
Coley for 23 years until his
death in March 2005. They
have three children, Kristin,
Vance, and Hunter. All three at-
tend public schools in Jackson
Coley announced her candi-
dacy for the House of Represen-
tatives, District 7 seat on April
25, 2005. She was elected with
more than 80 percent of the
vote during the special election.
Representative Coley was re-
elected in 2006 and 2008.

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Students display trophies following chess competition.

Chess teams excel

Led by Riversprings
Middle School sixth grade
teacher Marlene Adams.
13 Wakulla County School
students competed lan. 24.
in the Florida Scholastic
Chess Leagues, North Florida
Regional Championship, in
Shadeville Elementary
Students Sydney Wheeler
and Jacob Chapman com-
peted in the Kindergarten
to third grade divisions
(K-3) and placed eighth as
a team.
Shadeville Elementary
Students, Lucas Briggs fourth
grade. Bryce Cole, fourth
grade, Maria Parmer, fifth
grade, Jamie Wheeler, fifth
grade, Riversink Elementary
student; Aaron Price, fifth
grade, and homeschooler
Gary Germanton, fourth
grade, made up the K-5 team.
With a total of seven wins
between them, they were
able to secure third place
overall and first runner-up in
the 2009 Florida Superstars
Riversprings Middle
School Students Joseph
Briggs, eighth grade, Jake
Hunter, eighth grade. Daniel
*McCullers, seventh grade,

and J.P. Piotrowski sixth
grade. made up the K-8 team.
Jake Hunter lead the team
winning three of his five
matches. earning him fifth
place overall. The RMS team
won eight of their matches,
placing second overall and
earning an invitation to the
2009 Florida Superstars.
The Florida Superstars
Invitational is an elite com-
petition reserved for the
first and second place teams
in each of the four Florida
Scholastic Regions. "That
our RMS team will be one of
the two schools representing
'North Florida, is outstand-
ing!" said Jennifer Briggs,
Volunteer Director. "If one of
the K-5 top two teams has a
conflict and cannot represent
North Florida in the competi-
tion, our elementary school
team, as first runner-up, will
receive that invitation, too.
That is a very real possibility
this year Wakulla Schools
has such little experience in
tournament chess. To. have
two teams invited to the Su-
perstars is incredible!"
The 2009 Florida Super-
stars Invitational will be
held May 15 to May 17 in
Palm Beach County.

Riversprings student wins Geography Bee

Chunn, Marlene Adams

Riversprings Middle
School had a busy day on
Tuesday, Jan. 13. Early in
the day students, winners
from each grade level,
competed for the opportu-
nity to be the school-wide
Geography Bee winner,
Sixth grade students
winners for the Eagle and
Manatee teams, competed
against the seventh grade

winners, and the eighth
grade winners. A total of
10 students participated.
The competition took
place in the school library
and family and friends
attended as support for
their contestant. "All the
participants deserve a
congratulations for a job
well done, to be one of
the 10 best in the school

is an accomplishment in
and of itself," Geography
Bee sponsor Marlene Ad-
ams said.
The winner, Jonathan
Chunn, is eagerly awaiting
the outcome of his submit-
ted test application. If he
is one of 100 top scorers
in Florida he will go on to
the state competition.

RMS students speak at youth coalition meeting

On Jan. 13, two students
from the Riversprings Mid-
dle School Student Council/
S.W.A.T. team spoke at the
TCC, Wakulla County Youth
Coalition meeting.
Taylor Daniels and Lo--
gan Hay presented to the
.combined assembly con-

training representatives from
the Wakulla County School
Board, YMCA, Wakulla County
Health Dept., Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office, 4H/Wakulla
County Extension Office and
many other organizations.
One student a first year
member and another student

who is a third year member
spoke to the assembled. The
students told those present
about the' activities at RMS,
and what they have been
learning and sharing with
their fellow students about
drug and alcohol preven-

They shared what being.
members of S.W.A.T. meant
to them and how what they
have been doing at their
school has influenced others.
(An organization that teaches
students abo-'t the dangers of
tobacco and other drugs.)



Page 4B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 5, 2009

St. Marks residents open their community to newcomers

By Linda Walker

Hi neighbors. We are hav-
ing some really crazy weather
these days. Saturday it was in
the high 70s and Sunday it was
in the high 40s. I tell you again,
I have no control over this.
I feel bad for our fishermen
who struggle to make a living
and for those of you not in the
know. Every time the weather
changes, it affects the fishing,
Those of you who fish because
you enjoy it stay home in bad
weather, but people who must
do this for a living have no
choice. Ever wondered where
all of that good seafood comes
Listen up ladies A meeting

has been arranged to bring
back the St. Marks Women's
Club. If you are interested in
joining and finding out more
please attend the first meeting
on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
at Two Nichols Resturant next-
to the Post Office. If you need
more information, please con-
tact Joan Vallancourt at 925-
7974. Hope to see you there.
Neighbors, due to my physi-
cal problems I want to ask you
to please get your news to me
as early as possible. Some-
times I have to get it done
earlier than Friday night.
We received the nicest
compliment from someone
who has only been living here
for about a year. He wants all
of us to know how much he
appreciates the people of St.
Marks for their kindness and

friendliness. He was made to
feel at home from the first
day. He said it boils down
to one thing, people in St.
Marks care about each other. It
doesn't matter how long you
have lived here, we care. We
have people who have moved
here from many other places
who have helped to make our
town better, but like places
all over the world, none of us
are perfect.
It's good to hear that James
Franklin is still, on the mend,
but has a ways to go. His
mother, Jewel Franklin is still
just as fiesty as ever. Keep
James in your prayers,.
Neighbors, please remem-
ber to leave a message if you
call me with news for our
column. It takes me awhile to
get to the phone. You can call

me at 925-0234 and I will call
you back.
Congratulations to Keith
Ward on winning the election
for Seat Four on the city com-
mission. It took all I could do
to get to town hall to vote,
but I was determined to vote
that day.
Let's catch up on these late
but heartfelt birthdays: Alana
Hobbs Wohlrab Feb. 23. Dottie
Lynn and Josh Crabtree on Feb.
25, Charlie Whaley and Jessica
Stanley on Feb. 27, and happy
birthday to most beautiful
little girl you ever saw, little
Miss Alexis Strickland turned
two years old on Feb 28.
Happy birthday to Kathy
Hogan on march 6, Marilyn
Moore and Zoe Mansfield on
March 7, Misty Dew Reams on
March 5 and her little girl, De-

sirea on March 8, Joe Ward on
March 9, and I almost forgot
little Thomas Clore on Feb. 27.
He will soon be getting a new
baby sister.
Can you believe I forgot Jim
and Betty Ward's 30th anni-
versary on Feb. 22. They have
been my next door neighbors
for years. They have been to-
gether for 30 years. A special
happy late anniversary to Ken
and Phyliss Hobbs on Feb 26
and Darren and Anita Ward
on March 6.
On our prayer list, please re-
member James Franklin, Nancy
Nichols, Randy's niece, Amber
Blackman, me, Eddie and Jim
Ward, Thelma Murphy, Zelda
and Maurice Barron, Margaret
Pelt, Newell Ladd, Nettie, Junior
and Gordon Stricklank and all
of those not named here.

Pray for our troops over-
seas and their families, and
pray for the vietnam vets, our
town, our country and pray
for peace.
Thought for this week: Let
me remember at the end of
the day. Did I show a kindness
or give a smile, did I make a
Please add a happy birth-
day to little miss Sarah Halbert
who will turn nine years old
on March 8.
Neighbors, if you are in-
terested in taking over our
column please contact town
hall. Nope, you don't get paid,
you will get fussed at and
there so many things you
cannot put in our column. But
our column is the only way
we have to get our local news
spread around.

Library has a full array of programs and events coming

17 Doug Jones
The library has a full array
of programs and events coming
up this week so please come
by and take advantage of our
resources. Get started on that
spring gardening project by
checking out one of are many
books on gardening, landscap-
ing, pruning. or plant and tree
identification. March is National
Nutrition Month and the li-
brary has hundreds of books
and videos to assist you with
diets, exercise and nutrition.
Of course, we do more than
keep the books at the Wakulla
County Public Library and we
are pleased to offer a wonderful
array of programs, services, and
events this coming week.
Patrons will notice a new

but familiar face leading our
morning. family enrichment
programs. Bree Lovel, who
began these programs back in
2004, has returned to her old
duties while Youth Services
Coordinator Leilania Nichols
is on maternity leave. We are
pleased to announce that Lei-
lania, her husband Paul, and
daughter Lily, have welcomed
a new baby girl to their fam-
ily. Laurel Nichols arrived on
Feb. 9 at 8 pounds, 2 ounces.
Congratulations to the Nichols
family on this new addition to
their family!
Bree will lead Book Bunch on
Tuesday mornings from 10:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Book Ba-
bies on Wednesdays from 10:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until Leilania
returns from her leave.
The library is pleased to
offer an array of resources for
genealogists. In addition to the
Ancestry Library Edition and
Heritage Quest databases, we
also have Family Tree Maker
software installed on all of our

public access computers and
offer training classes on FTM
in our computer lab. One of the
best resources for genealogists
however, is the availability of
folks who are actively involved
in compiling their family trees
and their willingness to help
others who are just getting
started. There is an abundance
of this resource in the Wakulla
Genealogy Group.
The Wakulla Genealogy
Group's next meeting is at 6:30
p.m. on March 5. This will be an
open meeting where members.
and visitors are encouraged to
bring the surnames they are
working on or would like to
work on. Many of our locals
have "cousins" they may not
even be aware of and this will
be a chance for them to share
information that will be help-
ful to each other. The meeting
is free and be sure to bring a
At 7 p.m. on March 6,
Friday Night at the Movies will
feature a recently released film

directed by Clint Eastwood and
starring Angelina Jolie. This
suspense thriller (rated R) set in
the 1920's and based on a true
story was nominated for three
Oscars. Doors will open for the
free showing at 6:45 p.m. Look
for more Oscar winning films
coming soon to Wakulla's best
movie theatre.
Wakulla Arts & Craft Guild
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, March
7, the Wakulla Arts & Craft Guild
is meeting at the library. Artists,
artisans, and craftsmen who are
interested in better promoting
themselves and their work are
invited to attend this meeting,
"Lighthouse Keepers-
Keepers of our Shores" will be
the program presented at this
months meeting of the Wakulla
County Historical Society. The
program will be presented by
John Roberts, whose ancestors
were lighthouse keepers at the
Saint Marks Lighthouse from
1892 to 1949. The free program
begins at 7 p.m. and the public
is invited to attend.

Aspiring writers are always
welcome to attend the Wakulla
Writers Group which meets
at the library on the second
Tuesday of each month. At
their next meeting, poet Karla
Linn Merrifield will be present
to discuss her work. Karla is a
Pushcart Prize nominee and a
2009 Everglades National Park
Artist-in-Residence. Her poetry
has appeared in numerous pub-
lications. She teaches writing
part-time at SUNY College at
*. Rick Parks, a Registered
Dietitian from Crawfordville,
recently visited the library and
donated three new books in
recognition of March as Na-
tional Nutrition Month. Parks
was instrumental in the writing
of one of the books, "James
Wakes up to School Breakfast,"
after searching for a book about
breakfast to distribute to Florida
schools as part of the annual
Florida School Breakfast Week
that began in September 2007.
Parks also donated "Give Me

5 a Day" written by staff at the
Florida Department of Health,
teaching younger readers about
eating three servings of vegeta-
bles and two servings of fruits
each day, and "The Cafeteria
Lady from the Black Lagoon"
written by Mike Thaler. Rick
encourages youngsters to check
out these and other great books
all month long and remember
to eat right!
April 15 is fast approaching
so don't let that deadline sneak
up on you. For do-it-yourselfers,
the library has most of the tax
forms and publications needed
to complete the submission. For
those desiring assistance with
the process, AARP's well trained
tax counselors are here every
Tuesday evening from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. and every Saturday morn-
ing from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and are eager to serve you.
For more information about
library programs and services
please call the library at 926-
7415 or visit our web site at

Wakulla Springs News and Notes

By Jeff HUGO
Special to The Wakulla News
It had been a long time
coming. ulit Wakulla Spring
had once again been showered
with the gasps of oohs and
aahs as the glass bottom boat
floated over the spring's abyss.
On Monday, Feb. 23, the first
glass bottom boat tours -since
the second weekend in 4pril
2008 coursed their way to the
azure blue hole. Why the great
spring's water cleared now is
still a mystery, How long the
water clarity will last is un-
known. It is unsafe to assume

that the water will.remain dear
for any extended period.
A phone call to thdie Water-'
front Visitor's Center (561-7278)
on the morning of attended
arrival is one way to remove
the guess work. Park staff can-
not predict whether the spring
will remain dear beyond the
current day. The complex web
of underground conduits and
their relationship with tides,
water table, rainfall and even
air pressure are still too little
understood' to make accurate
longer term predictions.
When the glass bottom boat

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is running, tours are scheduled
for noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The timing, takes advantage
of flie un'su higher 'elevation
as it better illuminates the
spring's depths., With limited
space on the glass bottom
boat and often high demand,
tours often sell out well in
advance of departure. Arriving
at the last moment to catch, a
glass bottom boat often ends
in disappointment. Acquiring
timely information and acting

accordingly gives guests the
upper hand in viewing the
"mysterious waters" of Wakulla
Spring: \
Other mysteries await dis-
covery on the last forest expe-
dition prior to next fall. Guests
will travel into the surrounding
forest of the .Wakulla Springs
Lodge. The Forest Ecology Hike
will begin at 10 a.m. on Satur-
day, March 7 in the lobby of the
lodge. To insure availability, we
ask interested participants to


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a State-Chartered Bank,
Limited Liability Company, COASTAL IN- "
VESTMENTS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability The adm
MARY KANE, LLC. a Florida Limited Liability Court for W
Company, vision, the
Defendant(s). Crawfordvll
/ the person
forth below.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Consent FIED THAT
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 4, 2009, in the above-styled All creditor
cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder sons having
for cash in the Lobby of the Wakulla County dent'Dlnd
Courthouse, Crawfordville, Florida, on Thurs- D11 om
day, March 12, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the follow- in.iiin 1111
ing described property: 10011111orr
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Begin at a re-rod (marked #7160) marking the DDD DD01E
Southwest corner of Section 24, Township, 5 0DD QOD
South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Flor- 00000D 0
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along the Westerly boundary, of said Section [ IDml-ID
24 (as monumented) a distance of 1146.71 rT[r Err
feet to a concrete monument (marked #1254), n iui D01
thence run South 88 degrees 22 minutes 35 0D ]DM ELE
seconds East 208.55 feet, to a. concrete DD 000 D
monument, thence run North 00 degrees 34 ODEOD
minutes 45 seconds East 215.95 feet to a con-
crete monument lying on the Southerly ED m~M11
right-of-way boundary of Otter Lake Road, 11]M0i10OD
thence run South 88 degrees 11 minutes 52
seconds East along said right-of-way bound- oDD DDDm0
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thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run DOODDDm
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et to a re-rod (marked #7160), thence run DD0100DI
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grees 11 minutes 52 seconds East along said D0n00DD0 I
right-of-way boundary 150.00 feet to a re-rod 0DDDDDE
(marked #7160), thence leaving said
right-of-way boundary run South 00 degrees DO11
23 minutes 22 seconds East 578.95 feet to a
re-rod, thence run North 89 degrees 27 min-
utes 37 seconds East 451.95 feet to a re-rod,
thence run South' 02 degrees 27 minutes 48
seconds East 774.57 feet to an iron pipe lying
on the Southerly boundary of Section 24,
Townshlp:5 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla
County; Florida and run North 89 degrees 20
minutes 00 seconds West along said Sectiqn
line (as monumented) a distance of 1462.93
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing
$3.98 acres'more or less. IN
Lot 18, Section "B" of Ochlockonee Shores, a
subdivision as per map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 1, Pages 16 and 17 of the
Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida.
Dated on February 5, 2009. YVONNE F
Seal, Wakulla County Clerk The admin
of the Circuit Court) Parker Me
pending It
Mary Ellen Davis, Attorney County, Flo
Florida Bar Number 949884 of which is
Penson, Duchemin & Davis, P.A. fordville, F
Post Office Box 1720 dress of th
Crawfordville, Florida 32326 personal re
.(850) 926-6003 below.
Attorney for Plaintiffs All creditor
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515 N. Adams Street dent's esta
Tallahassee, FL 32301 or unliquida
notice is re
John D. Carlson, Esquire claims with
241 E. Sixth Avenue 3 MONTH
Tallahassee, FL 32303 FIRST PUI
30 DAYS,
February 26, March 5, 2009 OF A COP

School Board Policy 6.27" Professional
To reflect legislative requirements and district
1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes
112.313, 1001.42, 1012.01, 1012.22, 1012.27,
1012.796, F.S.
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant Superintendent for
David Miller, Superintendent of Schools
rIME: 5:45 p.m.
'LACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County School Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordvllle, Florida 32327
)ATE: April 20, 2009
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
March 5, 2009

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CASE NO. 08-106 PR

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IE G. TINNER, deceased, File
-106 PR, is pending in the Circuit
'akulla County, Florida, Probate Di-
address of which is Wakulla County
se, 3056 Crawfordville Highway,
le, Florida 32327. The names and
of the personal representative and
al representative's attorney are set


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orida, Probate Division, the address
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Craw-
lorida 32327. The name and ad-
e personal representative and the
representative's attorney Is set forth

rs of the decedent and other per-
g claims or demands against dece-
te Including unmatured, contingent
ated claims, on whom a copy of this
squired to be served must file their
reditors of the decedent and per-
g claims or demands against dece-
te, including unmatured, contingent
ated claims must file their claims
of the first publication of this notice
' 26, 2009.
Scanlan Alwlne
lie, FL 32327
attorney for Personal Representative:
Frances Casey Lowe
Crawfordville, Florida
Florida Bar No. 521450
3042 Crawfordville Highway
PO Box 306
Crawfordville, Florida 32326
(850) 926-8245

February 26, March 5, 2009 vs.

CASE NO: 09-15PR
The administration of the estate of Richard L.
Rhea, deceased, File 09-15PR is pending in
the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 3056
Crawfordvllle Highway, Crawlordville, Florida
32327. The name and address of the personal
representative and the personal represents-

tive's attorney Is set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
This date of the first publication of this notice
is February 26, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Linda G. Rhea
58 Cedar Avenue
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Frances Casey Lowe
S Crawfordville, Florida
Florida Bar No. 521450
3042 Crawfordville Highway
PO Box 306
Crawfordville, Florida 32326
(850) 926-8245
February 26, March 5, 2009

CASE NO.: 65-2008-CA-000276



YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
WAKULLA County, Florida:
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written'de-
fenses within 30 days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida Default Law Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is
9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or peti-
This notice shall be published once each week
for two consecutive weeks in the The Wakulla
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 18th day of February, 2009.

(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
February 26, March 5, 2009

CASE NO.: 65-2009-CA-000012

TMARAC, FL 33321
You are notified that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following property in Wakulla
County, Florida:

RECORDS OF' WAKULLA COUNTY, FLOR- 2. Approved the following Employment of Per-
IDA. sonnel:

commonly known as 12 EVANS AVE., CRAW-
FORDVILLE, FL 32327 has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to It on Michelle
Garcia Gilbert of Kass, Shuler, Solomon,
Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A., plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa,
Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900,30 days from
the first date of publication, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Dated February 13, 2009
Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodations in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
lease contact David N. Berrien, Leon County
Courthouse, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (850)
488-1357 within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771.
February 26, March 5, 2009

School Board Policy,6,29* -Report of-Miscon-
To reflect legislative requirements and district
1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes
39.203, 112.313, 768.095,1001.42, 1006.061,
1012.01, 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.795,
1012.796, F.S.
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant Superintendent for
David Miller, Superintendent of Schools
TIME: 5:45 p.m,
PLACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County School Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
DATE: April 20, 2009
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
March 5, 2009

School Board Policy 6.30 + Anti-Fraud
To reflect legislative requirements and district
1001.32,1001.41, 1001.43, Florida Statutes
1001.42, 1001.43, Florida Statutes
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant Superintendent for
David Miller, Superintendent of Schools
TIME: 5:45 p.m.
PLACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County Schqol Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
DATE: April 20, 2009
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
March 5, 2009

FEBRUARY 17, 2009

Superintendent Miller, Chairman Cook and the
School Board recognized the following Em-
ployees: John Hutto as Employee of the
Month and P.J. Piland and Kay Floyd as
Teachers of the Month. All were applauded
and were presented with a plaque by Chair-
man Cook.
Mrs. Cook called the meeting to order, the
Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a prayer
wasgiven by Mr. Scott. All Board Members
and Superintendent Miller were present.
Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Tho-
mas to approve the agenda.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Gray to
approve the following consent Items:
1. Approved Minutes of the Meeting held on
January 20, 2009.

New Hires
Name / Program/Center / Position / Term
of Service
Dunn-Caquimbo, Erin Pre-K/WEC Parapro-
fessional Time Limited 02/12/09-03/19/09
Langston, Kelly Jo Pre-K/SEC Paraprofes-
sional-Time ULimited 02/17/09-03/04/09
Strickland, Chelsea WMS Paraprofessional
Name / Position From / Program From
Position To / Program To / Term of Service
Howard, Tiffany Paraprofessional WMS
Teacher WMS 02/03/09-06/02/09
Supplemental Positions 2008-2009
Name / Program/Center / Position Term of
Bishop, Jessica WHS Head Varsity Girls Soc-
cer Coach 2008-2009
Fordham, Briana WHS Assistant JV Softball
Coach 2008-2009
Gavin, Aubrey RMS Assistant Baseball
Coach 2008-2009 k
Godwin, Casey WHS Assistant Varsity Girls
Track Coach 2008-2009
Gregg, Donald WHS Assistant Varsity Boys
Soccer Coach 2008-2009
Harrell, Theresa WHS Head Varsity Tennis
Coach 2008-2009 .
Kilpatrick, Antonio "WHS Assistant JV Boys
Basketball Coach 2008-2009

3. Approved Illness in the Line of Duty. (See
Supplemental File #18)
4. Approved the following requests for Leave
of Absence:
Gigi Cavallaro/for eight weeks ending on
March 23, 2009
Pamela L. Evans/effective from February 3
until March 4, 2009
Jessica Mapes/effective April 1 through May
29, 2009
Unda B. Keays/effective January 5 through
April 24, 2009.
5. Approved the following Letter of Resigna-
Nathaniel Jackson, Jr./effective January 23,
6. Approve the following Letters of Retirement:
Deborah Golden/effective February 27, 2009
Connie Cooper/effective July 1, 2009 and en-
ter DROP
Sandra Thompson/effective June 30, 2009
Frances Newland/effective the end of January
Joyce Coke/effective July 1, 2009 and enter
Joanne McDonald/effective June 1, 2009 and
enter DROP
Charles Thomton/effective July 1, 2009 and
enter DROP
Jeanette Chestnut/effective June 2, 2009
Barbara Sue Evans Griffinleffective June 2,
7.Approved Budget Amendments #08/09-4 &

8.Approved the January financial statement.
9.Approved Warrants #69001-69324 for pay,
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. EVans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr. Scott
to approve student expulsion #08/09-04. (See
Supplemental File #18)
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Gray to
award bid #08/09-05 food and non-food Items.
(See Supplemental File #18)
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Tho-
mas to approve school sites for summer feed-
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Gray, seconded by Mr. Scott to
approve exemption to the "Ms. Willie Glen
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Tho-
mas to approve the Target Field Trip Grant:
Science/Land Animals.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Gray to
approve the Wakulla High School 2009-2010
Cheerleader Handbook.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr.
Evans to approve the 2009-2010 Band Trip.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Gray to
approve a contract with DES of Florida, LLC to
provide temporary services.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Gray, seconded by Mr. Scott to
approve a revision of the "Request for use of
Facilities" form.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Gray to
approve School Board Policy #6.27 Profes-
sional Ethics for advertising.

Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mr.
Evans to approve School Board Policy #6.29 -
Report of Misconduct for advertising.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Gray, seconded by Mr. Evans to
approve School Board Policy #6.30 -
Anti-Fraud for advertising.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas.
Moved by Mr. Evans, seconded by Mr. Gray to
approve School Board Policy #6.32 Phone
Usage for advertising.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas..
Moved by Mr. Scott, seconded by Mr. Evans
to adjourn.
Voting for the motion: Mrs. Cook, Mr. Evans,
Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and M(. Thomas.
There was discussion and an update on re-
cent budget cuts. Several members from the
public were in attendance.
March 5, 2009

ScUL,ol Board Poli:y e 32 Ph.-ne UsLa
To reflect legislative requirements and distinct
1001.41, 1001.22, 1001.23, Florida Statutes
1001.43, 1001.22, Florida Statutes
Beth O'Donnell, Assistant Superintendent for
David Miller, Superintendent of Schools
TIME: 5:45 p.m.
PLACE: Administrative Offices
Wakulla County School Board
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
DATE: April 20, 2009
Wakulla County School Board
Post Office Box 100
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100
March 5, 2009

Advertisement Number: 2009-004
Advertisement Begin
Date/Time: March 5, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.

Board Decisions will be available at:
Wakulla County Public Works
340 Trice Lane
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Bids will be opened at the above address at
8:15 a.m. on March 19, 2009.
Please direct all questions to:
Todd Baldwin
Phone: 850.926.7616
FAX: 850.926.2890
e-mail: tbaldwin@esginc.net
Bid specifications can be found at www.mywa-
kulla.com In the Advertisements for Bid sec-
tion, requested by phone at 850.926.7616, or
picked up in person at 340 Trice Lane.
Any person with a qualified disability requiring
special accommodations at the bid opening
shall contact the phone number listed above
at least 5 business days prior to the event
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all bids or accept
minor Irregularities in the best interest of Wa-
kulla County.
March 5,12, 2009

The Wakulla County Board of County Com-
missioners is seeking general contractors,
plumbers, electricians and HVAC Contractors
interested in performing work for the Wakulla
Weatherization Program.
Contractors must possess a current State of
Florida License; carry Pollution Occurrence In-
surance or obtain it within 3 months; carry
other required insurances; received Weatheri-
zation training within 3 months; know lead
safe work practices and cannot be debarred
from working on Federal Grants.
The pool of contractors created by this notice
will bid on all Weatherization work without fur-
ther advertisement. The Wakulla County
Board of County Commissioners will at that
time, reserve the right to reject any and all
bids or portions thereof.

All work is to be funded by the Weatherization
program. All work is to be performed In accor-
dance with state and local codes and the
guidelines set forth by the finding programs.

For further information, or to apply in person
call Mr. Robin Dias at 926-6292 or come by
the office located at 11 Bream Fountain Road,
Crawfordville, FL
A0Plications will be accepted until March 20,
29 at 5:00 p.m.
February 26, March h5, 2009

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Legal Notice

,Contract for Road Maintenance Operations
Advertisement Number: 2009-008
Advertisement Begin
Date/Tme: March 5, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.

Board Decisions will be available at:
Wakulla County Public Works
340 Trice Lane
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Bids will be opened at the above address at
8:00 a.m. on Match 19, 2009.
Please direct all questions to:
Brent Pell
Phone: 850.926.7616
FAX: 850.926.2890
e-mail: bpell@esgilnc.net
Bid specifications can be found at
www.mywakulla.com in the Advertisements for
Bid section, requested by phone at
850.926.7616, or picked up In person at 340
Trice Lane.
Any person with a qualified disability requiring
special accommodations at the bid opening
shall contact the phone number listed above
at least 5 business days prior to the event.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all bids or accept
minor irregularities in the best interest of Wa-
kulla County.
March 5,12, 2009

105 Business Opportuni-'
I ties I

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

Just $15 per photo.

110 Help Wanted

Immediate opening for
Now accepting applications for the
position of Groundman/ Journeyman
Lineman in the Electric Operations
Department at our Bradfordville
location. Class "A" Florida commercial
driver's license required. Responsible
for assisting electric crews with ground
Work. Must live within 30 minutes of
job and within our four county service
area. Excellent pay & benefits.
Applications may be obtained from &
submitted to: Talquin Electric offices in
Tallahassee or Talquin headquarters in
Closing date: 03/13/2009

Need mystery shoppers for
Crawfordville and
Tallahassee areas.
or write PO Box 2912,
Broken Arrow, OK 74013

Now accepting applications for
Call 850-926-3737 or apply in per-
son at Best Western Wakulla Gar-
den Inn & Suites. 3292 Coastal
Hwy., Medart (across from

115 Work Wanted j

CPR certified CNA desires eve-
ning/weekend work in caring for
your loved one. Call Nancy at

Private home has one opening for
* elder care. Furnished room, Ca-
ble-TV and more. Background
check and references available.
Call 850-528-6990..

Waren Property Services
Lawn Service, Yard d
work, Tractor work,
Bush hogging.

5u-ooo-317. 125 Schools and Instruc-i
120 Services and Busi- tons

Free Estimates
Licensed ~ John Farrell
Affordable Handyman Services.
Interior/Exterior painting, cleaning,
soft/pressure wash, cool seal, car-
pentry and many other odd jobs.
References avail. Bobby/Carol
Lowered rates! 850-926-2462

blocks plants
bricks sod
pavers tractor work
850-556-1178 / 850-926-9064

SERVICE Bushhogging, Box-
blading Driveway. Larry Carter
Owner/Operator. 850-925-7931,
850-694-7041. Licensed/Insured.
Crushed up #2 Black Top ideal for:
driveway $275.00. 57- Rock
$490.00. Road Base $365.00. Fill,
Drift, 10 wheeler dump truck in
Crawfordville area. Call Paul for
more info: 850-528-6722.

Brandy's Baby Sitting
Experienced, affordable, creative
& educational baby sitter for
children of all ages. CPR/First
Aid certified. Great location!

CJ's Lawn Services & More
(Ask about the morel)
850-421-9365 (If we don't answer,
please leave message)

Harold Burse Stump Grinding
In home child care 6-weeks to 4
yrs. old. References. Meals and
snacks provided. Call 926-6347.

Wakulla Sparkles, LLC
cleaning service
Licensed & Insured
References available


Michelle Snow
Music lessons of all types for all

Private tutoring service K-12. All
subjects. Medart location. Call
850-570-5712 or 850-926-3808.

275 Home Furnishings

$150 2pc Queen Plushtop mat-
tress set. New in plastic w/war-
ranty. Can deliver. 545-7112.

$499 Complete Solid Wood Bed-
room Set .w/dovetail drawers.
Must See. Can deliver 545-7112.

ROOM SET. NEW, hardwood
foundation w/lifetime warranty,
sacrifice $699. (delivery avail.)

Beautiful 7-pc Queen Solid Wood
Bedroom Set w/dovetail drawers.
Still in boxes. $2400 value, must
sacrifice $999. 222-7783. Can De-

Couch, loveseat & chair. NEW.
100% micro fiber, stain resistant.
List $1999, let go for $699, deliv-
ery available. 222-9879.

Simmons BeautyRest mattress set
- BRAND NEW still in sealed plas-
tic. Full warranty. List $1599, will
sacrifice $499. Call 222-7783.

320 Farm Products &

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

335 Pets

Adopt a pet from the animal
German Shepherd mix
American Bulldog
Terrier mix
Lab mixes
Terrier mix
Hound mixes
Bassett/Lab mix, very cute
Basenji mix
Chihuahua, adult
Jack Russell
Retriever/Chow mix, very cute
Many other nice mixes. Come and
take a look.
Black Lab mixes
Shepherd mix
American Eskimo/Aussie mixes,
Many other cute puppies
Nice cats and kittens.
CHAT Adoption Center:
Monday closed
Tuesday through Wednesday
& Friday: 11:00AM to 4:30PM
Thursday: 11:00AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

340 Plants

Spruce up your
landscape with fresh



355 Yard Sales

Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"
4th Annual Sopphoppy
Community Yard Sale
from 8AM until 2PM
61 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Open Wed. Fri. 1 G p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

435 Lost and Found

Found baby tennis shoe (K-Swiss)
white, trimmed in blue at the park
during the Black Heritage Festival
by the Mason Club. 926-3643.

500 Real Estate


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All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it ille-
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.


515 Apartments for Rent|

Keep your rental property clean to
attract potential renters. Call Wa-
kulla Sparkles. Licensed and in-
sured, references available. Call

Classified Ads For

As Little As $8 A Week

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7:00 AM
6:38 PM

GT. Gaupin Broker
Tel point Crawfordville
926-7811 926-5111 "
Florida Coastal Silver Coast
Properties, Inc. Realty
Coastal Get-A-Way! 2BR'2BA singlewide mobile home on i
lots, front and back decks and separate storage building. Clos.
to beach, restaurants and great fishing' A great investment*
$79,000. MLS# 192910, Property #2842-W. '
Home Sweet Home! Well-maintained 3BR/2BA doublewide.
mobile home on 1 acre with open floor plan, covered front porch
and screened back porch. Covered breezeway connects porch dit
24X56 garage with bath, outside cook area. storagetworkshii
and much more. Call now to see this great home. $126,140, MLS#
192740, #2841-W.
Immaculate Condition Move In Ready' North Wakulla Countyf
the location of this 3BR/2BA home on 5 acres. This home leaturesie
split-bedroom plan, great kitchen with Quartz countertops, stainlei
appliances, large patio, 7-person hot tub and workshop! $207,
MLS# 192894, #4511-W.
Reduced! Close to shopping yet country living!! Nearly 6 a
backs up to bird sanctuary. Mobile homes allowed. $70,000. M
168571, #103-W

; 3BR12BA Crawfordville home in gated community $1,500'month,
security deposit required. #2221W NO PETS
FURNISHED 2BRi2.5 Condo $1.200/month, secunty deposit require .
"NO PETS #6341W
; OCHLOCKONEE BAY 3BR/2BA furnished waterfront house. $1,0 QQ
month. secunty deposit required. PETS ALLOWED. #6343W
SEASONAL Snug Harbor Townhome available for rent at $1,50
.-week maximum schedule in any given month. Community pool, do..
O.n deep-water canal located in a gated community. NO PETS
"Licensed Real Estate Agents Needed"
Contact Ted or Thelma

Ochlockonee Bay 984-5007

ne Farm- $26Z,5Wu
12 Carriage Drive, Crawfordville, FL
Immaculate 2255 Sq. At. 4 BR/2 BA
home. Beautifully landscaped back-
',r.d "ith a priPa.:y fence & screened
pool/waterfall. Lots of extras wood
floors in main living area, fireplace,
sunroom, master suite w/trey ceilings,
deluxemaster bath, security system,
and much more.

Steeplechase $79.900 to $99,900.
5 ac w'o.oded tract H-nr.e frieridlyl
Subt..d'ioiion hj. underground electric
and water.
Located off of Lower Bridge Road.
Walkers Mill
$57,900..2 ac. lots, located on
Lower Bridge Road.
SeUars Crossing
$59,900. 1+ ac lots
North Wakulla Co..
On Ace High Stable Rd.

Carmen Rocio 2 ac. lot off
Shadeville Hwy near
Wakulla Station. $64.900.
2 acre tract with large
hardwoods in Beechwood
Subdivision oflTShadeville
Hwy. $52,900.
Two 5+ acre tracts off
P.eh'iriel F.d large trees on
the bacl: of prcpertie: & a small
pond. Can be
purchased together.
$134,750 and $136,250.

***Brand New Subdivision***
Carmen Maria -$29.900.
Lots up to 1 ac. in size.
Underground electric and Wa-
ter. Conveniently located to
Tallahassee and Lake Talquin.
**Affordable & Convenient.**
Montejo $34,900
Located off Belair Road. Under-
ground electric, water, & sewer.
Convenient to Tallahassee, St.
Marks Bike Trail, and all the sur-
rounding recreational areas.

Donna Card
: 1.MA

s Lost Creek Trail
3BR/2.5BA located on 10 picturesque
acres minutes from downtown Craw-
fordville. This brick home features a
Ig family room w/ fireplace and French
doors overlooking porch & screened
inground pool area. With many extras.
Must See. $299,900


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4BR/2BA close to new city park.
515 Apartments for Rent| $900/month + $900/security. Call

Summer Trace Apartments now
renting 1 bedroom apartment. Ba-
sic rent beginning at $483.00. We
are an equal opportunity housing
for the elderly and disabled. Office
hours are 9:OOAM-2:30PM M-F
530 Comm. Property forR

~ Self Storage Units
~ Boat/RV Storage
~ Retail Space Available
~ Locks, Boxes & More

Great-Location! 1,200sq.ft. Craw-
fordville Hwy. adjoining The Wa-
,kulla News. Three offices, recep-
tion, waiting area, large kitchen.
$1,000/mo. Call 926-6289 or
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

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
Lewiswood Center

545 Homes for Sale

$137,500. Owner will pay $2,500
to Realtor. Property sold "as-is"
w/Buyer paying ALL closing costs.
:1,800 S9Ft., 4BR/2BA, 23 Neeley
Road. Nick at 850-766-7750.
4BR/2BA 1,827sq.ft. split, one
acre on cul-de-sac, workshop
w/attached covered storage. Mill
Hollow, 58. Lamar Court.
$199,000. 850-926-3023 or
Modular home for sale or rent:
3BR/2BA w/family room and sun-
room. 3-worksheds,. carport, ga-
rage, beautiful walkways, grape-
vines in fenced-in yard. Tallahas-
see, off Hwy. 20. For rent:
# $800/month. For sale $61,900.
Call 850-926-4511.

555 Houses for Rent

10 Maxson Rd, Wakulla Gardens
Beach Style Duplex
in Wakulla
Top unit 2BR/1BA,
w/Hardwood Firs., large
screened porch. $825/mo.
includes utilities. Call Bob
at 850-545-6010.

12BR/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
i2BR/1 BA newly remodeled house
:in downtown Crawfordville.
j$300/deposit, $600/month. No
'pets. Require references. Call
tBud Fletcher @ 524-3164 or
,3BR/2BA Unfurnished houses for
'rent in Songbird. 24 Swift Pass.
:$875 per month. Call

;Wakulla -

Lic. Real Estate Broker
"Specializing in Wakulla Co."
(850) 926-5084
4Br 2Ba Hs $1050 mo
$1000 Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba Hs $1350 mo
$1000 Sec. Dep.
3Br2Ba$1100 mo
$1100 Sec. Dep.
3Br 2BaTwnHs $850 mo.
$700 Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba Duplex $850 mo.
$500 Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba Hs $850 mo.
$700 Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba Hs $800 mo.
$800 Sec. Dep.
2Br 2Ba Duplex $750 mo.
$500 Sec. Dep.
2Br 2Ba SWMH $550 mo.
$500 Sec. Dep.
2Br 2Ba SWMH $525 mo.
$500 Sec. Dep.
2Br 1Ba SWMH $425 mo.
$400 Sec. Dep.

Brand new 3BR/2BA houses in
Logan's Ridge with garage. Call
Crawfordville, clean, large 2 Bed-
room, 2 Full Bath Duplex $675/per
month. Call Linda 850-926-0283.

3BR2BA Gorgeous house.
Built in 2007. Solid poured
concrete walls, energy efficient,
private fenced yard, -1,200 Sq.Ft.
Short walk to beautiful Lake Ellen.
$850/month. 39 John David Dr.
Lease purchase, owners finance
option available. 850-443-3300.

Home for RentlLease Purchasel
Gated, 3BR/2BA Golf Course Home
on #7 par 3 at Wildwood Country
Club. Luxury home with all the
amenities, jacuzzi tub, granite
counter tops, screened porch,
walnut hardwood floors, some
appliances included. SITUATED on
cul-de-sac on 2 acres. 2900 sq. ft.,
walking distance to Wakulla Middle
school, perfect for entertaining.
$1995 per month, or fully furnished
@ $2300 including all furniture,
plasma TVs and Jenn-Air Grill. 1
month security deposit. 1 year lease
minimum, non-refundable pet
deposit $500 850-459-3808

2BD/1 BA single duplex $675
per month.
2BD/1 BA Home $700 per
3BD/2BA duplex $800 per
month Pet friendly.
3BD/2BA Home 1200+ sq ft
$795 per month, pet friendly.
3BD/2BA Mobile Home 1 acre
north Wakulla $795 per month,
pet friendly.
3BD/2BA Home 2400 sq ft
$1600 per month Residential
$1900 per month. Commercial,
pet friendly.
3BD/2BA Home on 1 Acre. Pet
Friendly (under 10lbs). $900.00
per month.
3BD/2BA Townhouse in
Camelot $825.00 & Deposit. No
pets, No smoking.
900 sq ft $750 per month + tax.
1800 sq ft $1350 per month + tax.

Realty Group

Cute cottage 1BR/1BA, $580 a
month + deposit. Call 524-1026.


960 Land for Sale

Woodville, 1.6 acres corner lot.
Close enough to town, but very
private. $45,000 negotiable.
565 Mobile Homes for

2BR 2 BA
3BR 2 BA
$500 $550 per month
deposit required
In St. Marks Crawfordville area.

2BR/1BA M/H. Large deck, shed.
Nice quiet neighborhood. No pets.
$575/month, $500/security.
2BR/1BA, "Expando" Bedroom
and Living Room. $500/month +
security deposit. $300. Call
850-728-6496 and 850-766-0170.
2BR/2BA 14X70. Gas heat/range,
central A/C located off E. Ivan
Road. $450/deposit and $600/mo.
Garbage/water furnished. No pets
allowed. Call 850-926-1428.
Leave message, references will be
2BR/2BA M/H, in Sopchoppy on
large corner lot. $485/mo. + secu-
rity deposit. Call 850-566-4124.
3BR/1BA DW/MH off Surf Road
near boat ramp. $650/month. Call
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
3BR/2BA D/W, Family room, dish-
washer, large deck, nice neighbor-
hood. All electric. No pets.
$695/month, $600/security.
3BR/2BA, Deluxe model D/W on
nice lot. Master bath-deluxe
model w/large tub. f.r., I.r., d.r.
and formal d.r. $850/mo. 1st., last,
plus security nego. Call
4BR/2BA with fireplace, dish-
washer and utility room. On one
acre. Across from Medart Elemen-
tary School. Rent $895/mo. Call





.66 acres, Leon county, off Oak
Ridge Rd. Paid $26,500 during
"boom". Make an offer. Call
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-
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For Sale or Rent: 3BR/2BA,
1,000sq.ft. D/W M/H on 1/2 acre
lot. New paint, floors, appliances,
etc. Great location. Completely re-
modeled. Must see! $61,900/sale,
$700/rent. Call 850-926-4511 for
more information.

580 Rooms for Rent/
Private home, furnished room with
Cable-TV and utilities included.
References required. Call
590 Waterfront Homes/

George's Lighthouse Pointe,
Unit A-3, 19 Mashes Sand Road,
Panacea, Condominium Unit.
1BR/1BA, LR, DR, CHA. Front
porch faces pool & tennis court.
Back porch faces marina & view
of bay (Both 12x30). Gated
Community w/beautiful new
landscaping. 825 sq. ft. H&C.
850-545-5057. $229,900

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straight out of Southern Living on 12
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I MTrail. The "Suwannee" is 2 stories,
1700+ sq. feet, w/wrap around
veranda, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathsplg.
kitchen, dining and living area w/wood
Peggy Fox floors, ideal for an active family. The
Realtor 524-4294 "Cross Creek" has 1652 sq. feet with
peggyfox94@comcast.net loads of windows, storage, carport, and
1 large bedroom. Both homes have
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Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wackula coCty Honorn s Florida Gotor Jin Tartt

Wakulla County Commissioners will honor
two-time national college football champion
Jim Tartt of the University of Florida and Sop-
choppy at 6 p.m. before the Tuesday, March
17 board meeting.
Chairman Howard Kessler said a Power-
Point presentation will reflect on Tartt's career
from his time as a high school player to his
senior college season.
Tartt had the most career starts at the uni-
versity and also graduated from the Gaines-
ville institution.
Tartt had an outstanding high school career
at Wakulla High. During his time as a War
Eagle, Coach J.D. Jones experienced a great
deal of success.
It is unusual for a lineman to have a direct
impact on the outcome of a game, but Tartt
helped Wakulla win a game against North
Florida Christian in Tallahassee by blocking
a potential game tying extra point attempt by
the NFC kicker.
Tartt also played on the offensive line for
the War Eagles and Gators.
Due to Tartt's skill and size, he had an op-
portunity to attempt a career in the National
Football League, but his father, Leonard, said a
shoulder injury will keep his son from playing

professionally on Sundays.
The .Tartt family was able to travel to
nearly every game Jim played whether it was
in Gainesville or on the road. The family wit-
nessed both championship games in Arizona
and Miami.
"He deserves it," said Commissioner Kes-
sler. "He is a fine young man. This fine young
man is from our community. He got a degree
and did the right things. We invite the com-
munity to show up and recognize his achieve-
"He was elect-
ed captain by
his teammates
which showed

Gator Jim Tartt soaks up the activities of Senior Day in Gainesville in 2008.

Florida Gator Jim Tartt, 63, played his final game against Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium last season,

Hospice to host Lunch and Learn event
Big Bend Hospice of Wakulla/Frank- or single individual to provide the provide a wealth of information, support
lin Counties is providing another free comprehensive care that in home care and assistance to these unpaid, unsung
"Lunch and Learn" on Tuesday, March demands. According to National Family heroes. This Lunch and Learn is geared
24 at the TCC Wakulla Center from 11:30 ,Caregivers Association and the National to organizations in the community that
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Alliance for Caregiving one in five adults can provide assistance to the hundreds
A Caregiver is an individual who is considered a family caregiver and that of family caregivers in Wakulla. Infor-
provides care for a disabled or ill friend family caregivers \provide 80 percent of nation will be shared on helping with
or relative. The term "family caregivers" in-home care. the medical, financial, emotional, legal,
is being used because we're finding- Churches, governmental agencies, physical and social needs of these fam-
across America that "it takes a village," health agencies, volunteer organizations, ily caregivers. Please contact Pam Raker
that is, it's just not possible for a spouse civic dubs, and the public schools can Allbritton at 508-8749 to RSVP.Linda


Peggy, Leonard, Jim and Kacle Tartt with Jim's jersey.

St. Marks
Due to declining health,
St Marks community writer
Linda Walker is seeking a
"I want to thank all of you
who allowed me to keep you
infonnrmed of the weekly doings
of our beautiful little town." she
said of her six years..
Anyone interested in taking
her place may contact the
newspaper or Linda Walker at
Linda Walker silvermeme7@aoLconm.

Caroly Lagston
(850) 1 524-.166,
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