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Mighty Mullet Festival

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Published Weekly,
Read Daily


aakkulla


Our 114th Year, 39th Issue


Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009


Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century


Two Sections

75 Cents


Budget

accord is

reached
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
At the final budget hearing
last week, county commis-
sioners pored over possible
places to cut and, two and
a half hours later, they had
reduced the millage to 8.25,
while adding slightly more
than a one percent payraise
for employees.
"I can live with that," said
Commissioner Lynn Artz.
"I can, too," Commissioner
Mike Stewart said. "And I
think we've done due dili-
gence as a board."
Commission Chairman
Howard Kessler praised the
board for their hard work on
cutting the budget and to con-
stitutional officers for submit-
ting lower budgets, but said
he intended to vote against
it. Kessler commented that
he thought more cuts should
have been made, and had the
goal of cutting about $600,000
from the budget to reduce the
millage to 8.0 mills.
Continued on Page 5A

IDA to

add more

members
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
County commissioners
decided to pass on approv-
ing an ordinance creating
an Industrial Development
Authority (IDA) so that they
could re-advertise it with
several changes, including
adding more members.
The goal of the IDA is to
attract business to the county,
usually with some financing
for infrastructure with money
from issuing bonds.
Continued on Page 5A


Citizens

file TRIM

petitions
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
It was County Commis-
sioner Lynn Artz' idea to
put a mailer in TRIM notices
going out to property owners
in some historic neighbor-
hoods to see if there was any
interest in merging, trading,
selling or donating lots to
the county.
Continued on Page 13A

Inside

This Week
Comment&Opinion Page 2A
Week in Wakulla ........ Page 2A
Church Page 4A
Sports Page 6A
In The Huddle............ Page 7A
School Page 8A
Sheriff's Report.......... Page 9A
Outdoors............. Page 10A
Almanac................... Page 11A
Chamber of CommercePagelB
Business................. Page 2B
People Page 4B





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A film crew from WFSU-TV was in Crawfordville last week working on a short piece on the old Wakulla
County Courthouse, They set up to shoot local historian Betty Green in the parking lot with the
courthouse in the background on Wednesday, Sept. 23, as she talked about the building's past its
construction by G,W, Tully, the pigs that rooted beneath the floors, how it was moved when the new
courthouse was built. The crew also interviewed Chamber of Commerce President Paul Johnson about
the recent renovations of the old courthouse. Producer Mike Plummer said the segment will air in mid-
October on the program "Dimensions," a community events show, which is broadcast on every other
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will be available online after it airs at the station's web site wfsu.org.


OF INTEREST

Homecoming
plans
at WHS
Page 8A

Cooler
weather
excites anglers
Page 10A



Hilton

trial date

may be

set soon

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
The man accused of
murdering a Wakulla
County woman in De-
cember 2007 will likely
have a trial date set at a
hearing next month by
Leon Circuit Judge Terry
Lewis.
Gary Michael Hilton,
62, is charged with mur-
dering Crawfordville
resident Cheryl Dunlap,
whose dismembered
body was found in the
Apalachicola National
Forest by hunters in De-
cember 2007.
At a hearing before
Judge Lewis in Tallahas-
see on Friday, Sept. 25,
Continued on Page 5A


CWhUle CPQaftiltg Ot the iutute


A Shell Point Beach resto-
ration project and first phase
of a cleanup began Saturday,
Sept. 26 as part of the an-
nual International Coastal
Cleanup activities.
Volunteers met at the
cedar tree at Shell Point
Beach in conjunction with
Keep Wakulla County Beau-
tiful and the Ocean Conser-
vancy.
Phase 1 will include
planting native salt tolerant
flowers and grasses around
the restrooms and parking
areas.
Phase 2 will include plant-
ing down the road and will
include planting of native
salt tolerant trees along the
beach area.
Phase 3 will involve a
retention wall and grasses
around the Shell Point cedar
tree.
"We will also come back
in the spring and plant
spring varieties of flowers
and grasses in the Phase 1
area," said Wakulla County
Extension Director Scott
Jackson. "Native vegetation
is important along the coast-
line because it helps protect
and stabilize the shoreline.
The species planted on
Sept. 26 included sea oats,
saltmeadow cordgrass, and
muhly grass."
The plants will help sta-


bilize the beach by creating
localized areas where wind-
carried sand can accumulate.
Many beach grasses, like sea
oats and panic grasses, have
a web of roots that lock cap-
tured sand in place. The sea
oat rhizomes and roots can
extend more than 30 feet.
"Native plants are also
great because they are
drought tolerant and will
not require as much irriga-
tion," he added. "They will
also help protect the marine
waters from pollution by fil-
tering stormwater runoff.
The nitrogen and phos-
phorus found in runoff is
captured by the plants and
used for growth."
During storm events, such
as hurricanes and strong
storms, released sand from
the beach lessens wave en-
ergy and provides a shock
absorber protecting valuable
infrastructure such as build-
ings and roadways.
Leading the charge for the
project are Marj Law of Keep
Wakulla County Beautiful,
Inc.; Scott Jackson, Wakulla
County Extension Director
with the University of Florida
IFAS; and Ray Gray, Director
of the Wakulla County Parks
and Recreation.
Gail Campbell of Pur-
ple Martin Nurseries, Steve
Defibaugh with Steve's


Shell Point resortation project began as part of the Coastal Cleanup activities,
Landscape and Ted Gilbert
from Just Fruits and Exotics t
provided assistance with
knowledge about the native
grasses and plants.
"Thanks go to the Sea
Searchers of the Wakulla
County 4-H program who
helped out Saturday," said .
Jackson. "Without their as-
sistance with planning, fi-
nancing and love for their
county, this project would
not be possible."


Adjustment Board organizes
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN appraiser's office.
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net This year, there have been 39 appeals
The Value Adjustment Board held its or- filed, counting five cases that have since
ganizational meeting recently in preparation been withdrawn. That includes 21 cases from
for hearing any appeals from citizens who Shell Point filed by George Heaton, and seven
believe there was a mistake in the value properties in the Villages at St. Marks.
of their land as assessed by the property Continued on Page 5A


4-H Sea Searchers get their hands dirty working,


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Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009






Established in Wakulla County in 1895


When is cutting


a budget not


really cutting it?
rollback rate would be lower
than the previous year's mill-
age rate because the county
was experiencing growth and
the taxable value was also


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
Each year the summer
months bring familiar ac-
tivities to Wakulla County. We
watch out for hurricanes, try
to stay inside the air condi-
tioning as much as possible,
listen to politicians talk about
protecting the taxpayers and
attend two public hearings
each for school board and
county commissioners.
The Wakulla News attends
every budget hearing. The
public does not. A grand total
of two people attended the
school board hearings with
one gentleman attending to
talk about property values,
something the board doesn't
control. The final county com-
mission budget hearing had a
grand total of one speaker.
Last week the final hearing
was held by the county com-
mission. Both boards have
now adopted their 2009-2010
budgets.
I was not surprised by the
actions of the two boards, but
I was a little disappointed
by the actions of the county
commission.
When is cutting the budget
not really cutting the budget?
When the county commission
attempts to sell it as cut.
In the budget business
we have what is called the
rollback rate. The rollback rate
is the millage rate that will
produce the same amount of
revenue as the previous year
based on the current year's tax
appraisals.
During what we used to
call a normal budget year, the

Thanks for
Editor, The News:
Despite weather gurus tell-
ing us it would rain all week
last week, the weather held
out Thursday for a beautiful
afternoon chamber mixer
co-hosted by The Wakulla
News and Hamaknockers.
Adjacent buildings made
for a comfortable, shady
gathering spot between the
two driveways for guests to
meander back and forth talk-
ing and tasting.
Special thanks goes out to
all the folks who stopped by
for a visit. It was great seeing
familiar faces and exciting
to meet some for the first


increasing.
That isn't the case in Flor-
ida anymore. Taxable values
are declining and forcing
rollback rates to increase.
The rollback rate this year
was actually higher than the
millage rate was last year, an
8.9 mill rollback rate versus
8.1 final county commission
millage rate.
In speaking to Wakulla
County Property Appraiser
Donnie Sparkman, he told me
property owners can expect
to see their taxable values
continue to decline next year
which will produce less rev-
enue for the county commis-
sion and school board.
When Superintendent Da-
vid Miller and the School
Board say they have a lean
budget they do not offer
salary increases to their em-
ployees.
When the county com-
missioners sing a song of
the tight budget they offer
payraises of more than one
percent. Now a one or two
percent raise is not much,
however the raises come at a
time when many other mem-
bers of the local workforce are
in the same boat as the school
board employees.
With a total budget of
$48.9 million and a General
Fund of $21 million, the coun-
ty commission gets out that
sharp butcher knife and cuts
$22,500, yes I said $22,500, in
the form of travel and office
supplies.
County commissioners
dipping into cash forward
and reserve funds to balance
a budget is unacceptable.
The net effect in November
when tax bills arrive is a tax
increase for property owners
at a time when some relief
was in order. Or as they refer
to it in county government,
business as usual.
Keith Blackmar is Editor
of The Wakulla News.


attending
time. Thanks also goes out
to members our staff at The
News who worked hard to
spruce up the office for the
event.
The News held a news-
paper terminology quiz that
provoked some fun conver-
sation and some very funny
answers to the traditional
lingo that has been circulat-
ing in newsrooms over the
years.
A fun evening topped off
by good company and a lot
of laughs.
Tammie Barfield
General Manager
The Wakulla News


-MEMBER

et eakulla Atewos
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All subscriptions to The Wakulla News become due and payable one
year from the time the subscription is purchased.
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The Great White Elephant Caper


Nurse
Judy's
Nook

F Judy
Conlin

I read in The Wakulla
News that an elephant had
been stolen from in front of
the little antique store The
White Elephant in Craw-
fordville. I knew the place
since I had found some trea-
sures there, myself. I quickly
pointed out the story to my
alter ego, Nurse Judy. "It
probably wasn't taken at all,"
she said.
"What do you mean?" I
asked. "The lady who owns
the shop said it disappeared.
She wouldn't make that up."
"Oh, I'm sure it was miss-
ing," Nurse Judy replied, "but
I bet she's just like you. She
put it away somewhere and
forgot where she put it."
"An elephant?" I queried.
"Where could you put an
elephant?"
"She might have taken it
home with her, set it down
in her living room, and gone
off to work the next morning
forgetting all about it," Nurse
Judy declared. This made me
smile. I thought of the say-
ing "there's an elephant in
the room" (a situation where
everyone knows something
is going on, but they try to
ignore it because they don't
know what to do about it.)
In this case, however it would
be literal. That's what made
me smile.
"Nurse Judy," I explained,
"People don't mislay ele-
phants. They are much too
large. I admit I lose my keys.
I lose my glasses. I can't
remember where I put my
purse, but even I have never
lost an elephant."
Nurse Judy began to argue.
"You don't know how big
this elephant was." Then, I


saw her countenance begin
to improve. "You do lose big
things," she said. "How many
times have you lost your car?
That surely is bigger than the
elephant."
Well, she had me there.
Havana is where I do a lot of
treasure hunting. Havana is a
small town, but when I come
out of a store there, I often
can't find my car. Sometimes
it's around the corner at the
hairdressers. Sometimes it's
around the other corner at the
newspaper office. Sometimes
it's at Planter's Exchange. That
little car sure gets around.
Nevertheless, I can always
eventually find it, (unlike the
time I lost it in Albany, N.Y.
but that's another story. I had
to concede that she had made
her point.
"You need to call her and
let her know she needs to
check around places where


M ",w .,e


Elephant gets all dressed
up for vacation.

she usually puts things when
she wants to remember where
they are," Nurse Judy respond-
ed to my concession.
While her last statement
sounded completely convo-
luted, I understood it com-
pletely. I am always changing
the places where I put some-
thing so I can find it more
easily, only to find that I keep
returning to its original place
of origin and have no idea
where its new resting place is.
I didn't know how to convey


this to the proprietress of The
White Elephant, however,
without sounding like some-
one wallowing in dementia.
Nevertheless, I had to try.
Resolutely, I began work-
ing on a plan to casually
inform the lady that perhaps
the elephant was hiding in
plain sight. Thankfully, I was
saved from totally embarrass-
ing myself, because the next
week's paper had a thank


you to the person who had
returned the elephant. It had
been taken and it had been
returned. Hurrah! Nurse Judy
and I have resolved to mind
our own business, but then
again-will I remember that I
resolved this?
More later,
Judy/Nurse Judy
www.nursejudyinfo.com
Judy Conlin and her alter
ego write from Havana.


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

WEEK IN WAKULLA
Thursday, October 1, 2009
ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in
Crawfordville at 6 p.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek
in Panacea at noon.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.
TOWN HALL MEETING for county commissioners will be
held at the Sopchoppy gymnasium beginning at 6 p.m.
VFW BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran
Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, October 2, 2009
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)
QUILTERS GROUP meets at the public library from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. to make quilts for traumatized children.
The "cruiser quilts" are donated to deputies for children
in need. For information, call 926-6290.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS will be held at the St.
Marks National Wildlife Refuge beginning at 9 a.m. The
class is free. For reservations, call 925-6121.
MIGHTY MULLET FESTIVAL, a celebration of local
heritage, held at Woolley Park in Panacea from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. $3 for adults, free to children younger than 12.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
OKTOBERFEST, a fundraiser for Trinity Lutheran Church,
will be held at the church beginning with a pancake
breakfast at 8 a.m., yard sale and bake sale and arts and
crafts vendors, with a lunch of grilled bratwurst, kielbasa,
hot dogs, sauerkraut, German potato salad and more.
WETLANDS HEARING, an opportunity for public input on
the county's wetlands ordinance for the citizens
advisory group, will be held at the livestock pavilion
beginning at 1 p.m.
Monday, October 5, 2009
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at Lake Ellen
Baptist Church at 1 p.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea for
a members meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in
Crawfordville at noon.
ART SPARKS, for middle schoolers, meets in the public
library main meeting room at 3 p.m.
CONGRESSIONAL STAFF from the office of U.S. Rep.
Allen Boyd will be at the commission complex from 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to discuss issues of local concerns.
COUNTY COMMISSION meets in the commission
boardroom beginning at 5 p.m.
VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW
Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior center at
10:30 a.m.
LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 2 p.m.


Letters Policy
The Wakulla News welcomes your letters, but we request
that you adhere to the following guidelines:
Letters should not be longer than 300 words.
They must include the writers name, home address and
telephone number. (Only name and town will be listed; the
reast is used solely for the purpose of verification.)
Writers may be limited to one letter per month, depend-
ing upon space limitations.
With very few exceptions, anonymous letters will not
be published.
Letters can be sent via mail or e-mail to kblackmar@
thewakullanews.net), or they can be dropped off at our
Crawfordville Highway office. The Wakulla News reserves
the right to edit all letters.


Editor, The News:
As everyone knows, Octo-
ber is Fire Prevention Month
and there are some things
everyone should do.
If you do not have a fire
escape plan you should es-
tablish one.
Everyone in the home
should participate in form-
ing an escape plan and then
it should be practiced, "Get
Out and Stay Out."
Every home should have
a fire extingusher and it
should be located between
the stove and the door lead-
ing outside so in the event
of a kitchen fire, you do not
have to go by the fire to get
the extingusher and risk get-
ting trapped by a stove fire.
If the extingusher does


not do the job Get Out and
Stay Out.
There are materials in
most homes that can smol-
der and put out toxic fumes
that will kill you without ever
waking you. There is no fire
department anywhere that
can save you if you have this
kind of fire. The only chance
you and your family have
against this is a simple and
inexpensive device called a
smoke detector.
If you don't have smoke
detectors, get them now
and have them installed. If
you have smoke detectors
you should be testing them
on a regular basis. Now is
the time to put in a fresh
battery.
Continued on Page 2A


10-1 oaae2A indd 1


Make a plan to Get


Out and Stay Out


9/29/09 4'04'01PM









Get Out

Continued from Page 2A
If you live in the area
served by the Ochlockonee
Bay Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment and you would like
your detector checked or a
new battery installed, one of
our volunteers will be glad
to assist you. If you don't
have a battery we will bring


We need a
Editor, The News:
The intersection in Medart
is an accident waiting to hap-
pen. Folks from Sopchoppy
wait for a long time to get on
Highway 98.
They need a red light or at
least a caution light placed some-
where there to help them.
In addition Taff Curve into


one. You may call Raymond
Love at 984-5354 or call the
station and leave a message
at 984-5687. The number at
the fire station is only for
messages, if you have an
emergency, dial-911 and Get
Out and Stay Out.
Bill Russell
Ochlockonee Bay


stop light
Crawfordville has two 45 mile
per hour zones. Wouldn't it be
safer just to have the whole
distance from Taff Curve to the
Crawfordville 35 m.p.h. zone
be a solid 45 m.p.h. Everyone
would be safer and happier
driving.
Ruth Watts
Panacea


Smith Creek ignored


Editor, The News:
The article says it all. The
Smith Creek community has
been ignored for many years.
Even though we pay taxes just
like everyone else in Wakulla
County, our needs have been
put aside so the influential
people can receive favors
and get their projects accom-
plished with no problems. For
instance, paving subdivisions
adding lights or paving roads
that are already paved come
first.
We need communications
for rescue and law enforce-
ment. We need fire and am-
bulance services. It's a shame
when the sheriff's office has
to call one of the residents
to check on the water levels
of the Ocholockonee River
during flooding. It's a tragedy
that the Highway Patrol took
an hour and a half to get to
an accident and more than
four hours to complete the
investigation while using a
residents phone. Just recently
a young man was killed in a


wreck on Highway 375 while
his son sat beside him crying
for dad to wake up.
We have heard every excuse
as why not pave FH 13 and the
only thing the opposing side
has to say is the woodpeckers,
the black bears and the forest
gecko. My thought on that
is how many woodpeckers,
bears, etc. do you find in your
grill after traveling FH 13. I
think if you research this you
will find more humans dying
than woodpeckers and bears.
Then you pick up a news-
paper and read articles such
as this in the paper, "Thanks
for paving. Many thanks to
everyone involved in the pav-
ing of Lawhon Mill Road!
Former Commissioners Ed
Brimner and Maxie Lawhon,
along with several others,
worked very hard to make this
happen."
It seems some people do
not have their priorities in
order
Jim Cox
Sopchoppy


THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 Page 3A

Smart Living event scheduled for


Oct. 8 at Wakulla Extension Office


E. Leon Jacobs
By ELINOR ELFNER
Special to The Wakulla News
Have you been to a Green
Living Expo? For the past
three years, a small group
of women have created this
community-based educational
event to help individuals,
organizations and businesses
share resources and informa-
tion about sustainable living.
Now the group of women
need the entire community
to be involved in moving
Wakulla County toward a
greener future. Who better to
kick off a special event than


a local attorney involved in
clean energy issues?
E. Leon Jacobs, Jr. was cho-
sen as the keynote speaker to
kick off a Smart Living event
in Wakulla County on Thurs-
day, Oct. 8 at the Wakulla
County Extension Office.
This is a community-wide
event for all Wakulla County
citizens. Smart Living starts
with saving energy and saving
money-a great goal for all of
us as individuals, businesses
and governmental agencies.
Jacobs, a practicing attor-
ney, lives in Wakulla County
and is co-owner of Williams &
Jacobs, Attorneys at Law, LLC
in Tallahassee. The focus of
his legal practice is insurance,
energy and real estate, with
an emerging practice in envi-
ronmental law and informa-
tion technology transactions.
Jacobs graduated Magna
Cum Laude from Florida
A&M University in June 1976,
with his major in data pro-
cessing/computer science.
While in college he was a
student senator, a member
of the Marching 100 and a


member of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity. Currently, Jacobs
is an adjunct professor in the
Environmental Sciences Insti-
tute at Florida A&M where he
teaches Environmental Law
and Environmental Regula-
tions.
Jacobs' law degree (Juris
Doctor) was conferred by
Florida State University Col-
lege of Law in 1986. Although
he has substantial experi-
ence in corporate data and
network operations, he has
served on numerous pan-
els and boards, such as the
Public Service Commission
and DEP National Drinking
Water Advisory Council, and
was elected president of the
Southeastern Association of
Regulatory Utility Commis-
sioners. He was chosen as
the keynote speaker for Smart
Living because of his interest
and involvement in consumer
well-being.
Jacobs has been hired
by the Natural Resources
Defense Council (NRDC) and
the Southern Alliance for
Clean Energy (SACE) to pro-


mote clean energy public
policy in Florida, including a
renewable energy portfolio
standard and promotion of
energy efficiency. This year
he was hired to discuss clean
energy and energy efficiency
issues with members of Con-
gress in Washington as they
considered federal energy
legislation.
Sustainable Big Bend, the
sponsoring organization, is
especially pleased that Ja-
cobs has agreed to offer his
time and expertise to our
county through the Smart Liv-
ing-Save Energy, Save Money
event. His other community
activities have included be-
ing President of the Board of
Directors for the Tallahassee
Affiliate of Habitat for Human-
ity International, Guardian Ad
Litem for the Second Judicial
Circuit of Florida, member
of the Board of Directors for
Visions of Manhood, Inc.,
and organizer for the Com-
munity Initiative for Financial
Literacy in collaboration with
Wachovia.


WCSO deserves some good press


Editor, The News:
Over the past year or
more Wakulla County has
had some bad press about
the sheriff's office. I thought
it was time someone wrote
about the kind of good peo-
ple employed by our sheriff's
office.
On three separate very
recent occasions we have
had incidents when our local
sheriff's deputies have come
to our assistance when it
would have been just as easy
for them to drive by.
None of these were
criminal or life threatening
events, just the kind of inci-


dents when we or our family
members were stranded on
the side of the road. The
first time our air conditioner
froze up and caused a fan
belt to start spewing smoke
out the front of our vehicle
at an intersection.
A deputy on his way
home from work stopped
and came to our aid. He
could have kept driving, but
he didn't. The second time a
trailer tire came apart and of
course there was no spare for
it. The same deputy followed
my husband home to make
sure he made it. Once again
this deputy was on his way


home from work and didn't
have to tie himself up like
this, but he did.
The third time happened
last weekend when our 18
year old granddaughter and
her friends were on their
way to Tallahassee to see a
movie. They experienced a
blow-out of a tire and ended
up on the side of U.S. 319 in
Wakulla County.
Inexperience in these
situations and a slopping
grassy area made the tire
changing very difficult. An-
other Wakulla County deputy
stopped his vehicle to shield
them and lend assistance.


Once again this deputy was
on his way home from his
shift and didn't have to stop,
but he did. He also offered
some advice on making her
vehicle safer and his fear for
such incidents happening to
her again in a less obvious
area since she is a college
student traveling back and
forth to Tallahassee.
This is the kind of fine
men employed by our local
sheriff's office and we are
proud to be residents of
Wakulla County.
Myra J, Nutting
Crawfordville


Thanks for support Watch for propaganda in our schools
Editor The News: sure ever one was fed


The family of Mary Dicks
would like to say thank you
for all the love and support
we received last week.
What a caring community
we have at Wakulla Station.
Fire Chief Thomas and vol-
unteer firefighters were of
great help. The ladies at First
Baptist Church who cooked
food Virginia Shalfer, Lou
Smith, Inez Gouge and Charles
Gouge oversaw the kitchen
and worked all day making


A special thanks to Savan-
nah's for all the food they
cooked and sent over to the
church.
A special thanks to Rev.
Anderson Pickles and wife
Deborah for all they have
done for the family.
We thank you all for the
love and support we re-
ceived.
God bless you all,
Mike Dicks and Family
Crawfordville


Editor, The News:
Parents need to know
what's going on in one
school in New Jersey.
Don't let the progressive
movement teach your chil-
dren about tolerance, morals,
greed, anti-Christian attitude,
biased political views.
Stay in touch with your
children's teachers. Tell them
in no uncertain terms how
far they can go teaching your
children.


You are the parent. The
three R's are appropriate, the
rest is propaganda.
Otherwise, your child
may come home singing
Barack Hussein Obama.
I wouldn't like it if my
child came home singing
about any political figure.
It's not the place to make
new little progressives. What
if you believe in God and
the bible? What if you are
conservative? What if you


Fishing at Wakulla Springs, sort of!


want to tell your kids about Mary Pitts
gays and their movement Panacea
to be excepted in society?
Some parents don't want the We are fed up
school system sticking their Editor, The News:
nose in parent's business. W e are ed e hll
The school administra- Wb e are fed up. We shall
tion better be glad I don't become a strong nation that
have a child in the public will standuptoanythreat. The
school system. power of prayer can conquer
Stand your ground. Go to enemies dead in their tracks.
school and gather around the We are the men, women, teen-
flag pole and say a prayer, agers and children who are the
That will really frostem. ones who will lead this nation
They can't arrest all of strongerthan before.We are the
yo H ey' jail isn't that nation of heroes and peace.
you Harveys ail isn VincentViciquerra
big Port St. Lucie


Editor, The News:
I'm sure everyone knows
that fishing is not allowed at
Wakulla Springs State Park.
And I'm sure any red-blooded
fisherman (or fisherwoman)
who has spent any time at
the park wishes they had just
one opportunity to wet a line
there.
In my 16 years as Park Man-
ager, as tempting as it was, I
never fished within the park
waters. But I frequently said
that when I got close to the
end of my career I might just
break the rule once.
Well, last week I went fish-
ing on the newly constructed
Sally Ward Bridge. Late in the
afternoon with my line and
bait I strolled down the nature
trail to see if I could latch on to
a big one. Much to my surprise
and pleasure, when I arrived,
there were two adult manatees
and two calves right beside the
bridge. I was so taken by their
presence I forgot the purpose
of my visit. For nearly an
hour I watched as the calves


nursed and the adults rolled
around and showed me their
undersides while resting in
the peace and quiet.
They moved from one side
of the bridge to the other and
then eventually meandered
downstream. While being
mesmerized by the manatees
I listened to the call of a Barred
Owl, Red- Shouldered Hawk,
Common Yellowthroat and
several other birds. It truly was
(or should I say is) a nice place
to soak it in. And although dur-
ing the hike to the bridge one
might encounter some biting
insects, once you are over the
water they are not too bad.
Well, back to the purpose
of my visit. After looking up
the trail to make sure I was
alone I lowered my line in the
water. Very quickly I pulled up
a small one, but not the kind I
was hoping to snag. I changed
locations and pulled in a differ-
ent one, still not my intended
quarry. All-in-all I hauled in
four different kinds, none of
the type or size I hoped to


land.
What I caught was a nail,
bolt, flat and lock washer.
What I was hoping to snag
was a wrench, ratchet and
hammer. And the bait? Well,
it was a big magnet. I was
in search of some tools that
were dropped during the very
successful bridge construction
project. The pedestrian bridge
crosses Sally Ward Creek and
will, once the trail work is
completed, provide expanded
hiking opportunities to a beau-
tiful beech-magnolia forest.
Funding for the grant proj-
ect was provided by Depart-
ment of Environmental Pro-
tection, Office of Greenways
& Trails with matching funds
provided by the Friends of
Wakulla Springs. Thank you
to the following folks who
assisted with assembling the
bridge and who helped make
the project a success: Contrac-
tor Jerry Huff who volunteered
his time and expertise, Painter
Jim Porter who loaned us
equipment, Wakulla Springs


Maintenance Supervisor Lee
Pyles and all the volunteers,
including Scout Troop 8, who
gave up their Saturday to help
build the bridge.
As the weather cools it is
a great time to get out and
explore the trails and see the "D T s Evening
new additions. Although the Vondayand TuesdayEvening
new trail and signage is not [-a I
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to the new bridge. However, I mm
can't guarantee an experience "
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Retired Wakulla Springs 9262~4293
Park Manager
Crawfordville


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Obituaries


Hayward V, Atkinson
Hayward Vines "Rusty"
Atkinson III, 65, of Crawford-
ville, died at his home on
Sunday, Sept. 27.
A memorial service will
be held at a later date. In
lieu of flowers, please send
donations to Covenant Hos-
pice, 1545 Raymond Diehl
Road Suite 102, Tallahassee,
FL 32308.
Rusty was born on May
15, 1944 in Tallahassee to
Hayward Atkinson, Jr. and
Kathryn Sikes Atkinson,
both of Tallahassee. He
worked as a talented Struc-
tural Engineer in both Texas
and Florida on projects as
the Galleria Mall and Shell
Plaza in Houston and the
Leon County Courthouse in
Tallahassee.
He worked at Olin Pow-
der Plant in St. Marks as
an engineer from 1980 to
1987. Rusty loved nature
and was devoted father and
husband.
Survivors include his
mother, Kathryn Sikes Bak-
er; two brothers, George


Atkinson of Tallahassee
and Hinton Baker of Wood-
ville; a sister, Kathy Ramsey
of Bonifay; two daughters,
Shannonn Atkinson-Gill of
St. Marks and Elizabeth At-
kinson of Crawfordville; two
grandsons, Wesley Gill and
Aden Logan; and a grand-
daughter, Olivia Gill.
The family gives special
thanks to Covenant Hospice;
his caregivers, Laura Pelt,
Valerie Harris, Leslie Reimer,
Eric Persson, Tina Browning,
Dr. Joe Dorn and Mary Dean
for all their love, care and
support.
ICS Cremation and Fu-
neral Home in Lake City was
in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Zachary V, Dolison
Zachary Vincent Dolison,
26, of Sopchoppy died Sun-
day, Sept. 27 in Bradenton.
A memorial service will
be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.
2 at Sopchoppy Southern
Baptist Church. Visitation
will be held Thursday, Oct. 1
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Har-


vey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made
to the American Cancer
Society, 241 John Knox Road,
Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL
32303 or Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32309.
A 2002 graduate of Wakul-
la High School, he loved the
water, golfing and was an
avid FSU and Atlanta Braves
fan and loved his girlfriend,
Kaila.
Survivors include his
mother, Gigia Cavallaro of
Sopchoppy; his father, Drew
Dolison and wife Diane of
Bradenton; a brother, Brook
Dolison of Sarasota; two
sisters, Anna Solomon and
Sage Scott, both of Sopchop-
py; his paternal grandfather,
Dean Dolison and wife Mar-
cee of Charleston, S.C.; and
his maternal grandmother,
Virginia "Ginny" Cavallaro
of Tallahassee.
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was
in charge of the arrange-
ments.


Clara M, F, Donham
Clara Mae Faris Donham,
90, of Ochlockonee Bay died
on Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Tal-
lahassee.
Private memorial ser-
vices will be held at a later
date. She will be laid to
rest beside her husband at
a later date in the Sulphur
Springs Cemetery in Fonta-
net, Ind. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions be
made to the Wakulla County
Senior Citizens Center, 33
Michael Drive, Crawfordville,
FL 32327.
A native of Terre Haute,
Ind., she was born on Sept.
27, 1918 to Floyde V. and
Marie Raney Faris. She con-
sidered the Wakulla County
Senior Citizens Center "her
life" where she played cards
and socialized almost every
day with her friends. She
loved the beach, music,
fishing, traveling, doing
arts and crafts, and she was
the founding president of
the Fontanet Band Booster
Club.


Survivors include three
sons, Floyde and Karen Don-
ham of Campbellsville, Ky.,
George and Paula Donham
of Banning, Calif. and Wil-
lard Donham of Coal Bluff,
Ind.; five daughters, Kath-
ryn McCallister of Alligator
Point, Nancy Donham of
Tallahassee, Joy Schultz and
Carla and Michael Clifton,
all of Ochlockonee Bay and
Brenda Donham of Gulf Ter-
race, Fla.; a sister, Phyllis R.
Price of Coal Bluff, Ind.;
20 grandchildren; 32 great-
grandchildren; seven great-
great-grandchildren; and sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
Culley's MeadowWood
Funeral Home in Tallahassee
was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams, 65, of
Woodville died Tuesday,
Sept. 22.
The funeral service was
held Saturday, Sept. 26 at
White Church in Woodville,
with interment in Woodville
Cemetery.


Buckhorn News


Skipper Temple Church
of Christ will be celebrating
their pastor's anniversary
of more than 20 years of
service of pastorship in the
Church of Christ. This marks
the second year at this loca-
tion. Services will begin on
Tuesday night, Oct. 6. Pastor
T. Morris and Free Spirit
Church from Tallahassee will
lead on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7,
Pastor M. Kelly and Elder T.
Baker with New Beginning
Church of Christ and Mace-
donia Church will lead.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, St.
John P.B. Church and Elder
Raymond Sanders will lead.
On Friday, Oct. 9, St. Mark
P.B. Church and the Right
Rev. Chris Burney and Shilo
Church of Christ and Pastor
Mary Holloman will lead the
service. The services will be
held at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road

Pastor,
Daniel Cooksey
Come& WorshipWith Us"
926-IVAN(4826)
Sunday School........................ 10 a.m.
Sunday W orship .................... 11 a.m.
Evening W orship......................6 p.m.
W wednesday Service.................7 p.m.
& Youth Service.................... 7 p.m.
Royal Rangers........................ 7 p.m .
M issionettes ..............................7 p.m .


A Wakulla United
Methodist Church
Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m
-. es 10a.m
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Service 7 p.m
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
421-5741
Pastor Jali Henty Rinebart


cisoer tece


Happy birthday to Crystal
Green, Nat Smith, Felicia
Green on Oct. 6, Charlene
Green on Oct. 7 and Wylon-
da Skipper on Oct. 19. Happy
belated birthday to Horace
Bell, Jr. and Deacon Corne-
lius Harris.
A musical program will
be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at
6 p.m. at Skipper Temple
Church. Local groups, choirs
and soloists will be perform-


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St. Elizabeth
Ann Setnn


Catholic Church
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday\
Sunday School 10 a. 11
Father James MacGee, P:i.:'i,
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US .'.,1
926-1797


SUNDAY
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
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IVIInIin wngorsIp ii i. a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 7:00 p.m

First BaptistChurch WEDNESDAY
CRAWFORDVILLE Fellowship Meal 6:00p.m.
3086 Crawfordville Hwy. (call for reservations)
(South of the Courthouse) Children's Events 6:30 p.m.
Church Office: 926-7896 Student Worship 7:00 p.m.
www.fbcc.embarqspace.com Prayer/Bible Study 7:00 p.m.


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Hwy 319 Medart,
Office 926-5265
Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
AWANA 5:00 p.m.
Youth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.


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


ing. The public is welcome
to attend.
We wish a happy birthday
to Deacon Archie B. Sim-
mons on Oct. 4, from your
family. Have a blessed day.
Sunday, Oct. 11 will be
Church Family and Friends
Day. Sunday school will


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

Christ Church
Anglican
SSunday
8:30am Service
9:30am Adult Bible Class
10:30am Children's Class
10:30am Service
Nursery available
Thursday 10:30 am Adult Bible Study
Wednesday 6:30 pm Supper and
Children, Youth and Adult Bible Classes
The Rev. John Spicer, Rector
850-745-8412
3383 Coastal Highway


begin at 10:30 a.m. and the
Fellowship service will begin
at noon at Woodville Church
of Christ. Elder A. Morris
and Elder Bigham and his
church from Blountstown
will lead.
We welcome you to come
and worship with us at Skip-


V Church
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Rev. Teri Monica, Priest
Rev. Roy Lima, Deacon
Thursday
Supper & Fellowship....6-7 pm
Bible Study....................7-8 pm
Sunday
Holy Eucharist ............5:30 pm
Church School Provided
k 926-4288 ^


CHURCH INTERNATIONAL
Sunday Morning Worship
11 AM
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
7 PM
North Pointe Center
1606-C Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
Dexter & Christina Harrell, Pastors
850-926-7779
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962-7822 AWANA CLUB 5PM
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Sopchoppy
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Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m.
Worship...................10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .............5 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study...7 p.m.
Visitors are welcome!
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A native of Calhoun Coun-
ty, he was a longtime Wood-
ville resident. He was in the
real estate business and a
member of White Church. A
32nd degree Mason, he was
a member of Crawfordville
Lodge #294 and Scottish Rite
Bodies.
Survivors include his wife
of 48 years, Ruby Mathis
Williams; two daughters,
Darlene Williams Poppell
and Dean of Ft. Braden and
Rhonda Williams Spears
and Elton of Woodville; two
brothers, Larry Joe Williams
and Linda and Zachary Wil-
liams and Wanda; two sis-
ters, Peggy Willis and Deb-
bie Kay Oglesby and Gary;
three grandchildren, Daniel
Spears, Cody Poppell and
Owen Poppell; and many
nieces, nephews and other
family and friends.
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Budget


Continued from page 1A
The board approved the
final budget at their meet-
ing on Tuesday, Sept. 22, by
a vote of 4-1.
A mill represents $1
worth of taxes for each
$1,000 of taxable value. For
an average home of $100,000
with a $50,000 homestead
exemption, 8.25 mills would
result in property taxes of
$412.50. (That does not in-
clude school board, water
management district or oth-
er taxing authorities that
also levy assessments on
property.)
Most of the budget reduc-
tions that went into creating
the lower millage were not
budget cuts. Of the $470,000
in budget manipulation,
only $22,500 came as actual
cuts: $17,000 for commission-
ers travel, $2,500 for com-
missioners office supplies,
and $3,000 reduced from
the county administrator's
travel.
The rest of that came
from reserves: Sheriff David
Harvey agreed to dip into his
"Rainy Day Fund" to come
up with $150,000 of the more
than $200,000 it costs for ac-
creditation. Another $300,000
came from cash-foward the
unspent money at the end
of the budget year, money
that usually goes into the
county's investment fund.
Staff has anticipated
about a half-million dollars
at the end of the budget
year, Sept. 30. There is some
$3 million in the county's
investment fund.
There was some concern
from board members that
they were using non-recur-
ring funds to patch holes in


Commissioner Brock
the budget, especially amid
warnings that next year's
budget is expected to be
even worse.
Commissioner Alan Brock
had suggested raiding the
disaster contingency fund's
$208,000 to go toward mill-
age reduction. While com-
missioners Artz and Stewart
had expressed an interest
in the idea at the previous
budget hearing on Sept. 8,
they backed away from the
idea at the final hearing.
Stewart said he changed
his mind when he began
thinking that $200,000 isn't
much in a time of disaster,
but at least it's something.
(Later in the meeting, he
changed his mind and said
he would go along with a
cut in the disaster fund if it
went towards a cost of liv-
ing allowance, or COLA, for
employees.)
Kessler agreed, using the
example of having $50 in the
bank: It isn't really enough to
buy something substantial,
so you decide to spend it
on candy. But in a financial
emergency, even the $50
could be useful.
Kessler continued to insist
on the $290,000 in "found
money," saying it should be
used for a millage reduction
rather than going to make
up for earlier budget cuts


* \ *I
Commissioner Stewart
in the sheriff's office and
EMS. The money was the
result of a calculation error
within the county's budget
office, later discovered after
the draft budget was done.
Kessler could not get any of
the four to go along with
him on that cut.
Stewart made the point
that he wanted county em-
ployees to get a COLA of at
least two percent. Stewart,
a Navy ROTC instructor at
Wakulla High School, said
he knows what it's like not
to get a pay raise educators
salaries have been frozen for
three years.
Artz suggested going into
the $500,000 in anticipated
cash-forward and getting
$100,000 for employee raises,
enough for a .75 percent
increase. At that point, the
board had enough to reduce
the millage to 8.2099 mills.
What if the millage was 8.25?
Artz asked. Calculations from
staff indicated that at that
rate, employees could get
a pay raise of 1.18 percent
- and that satisfied Stewart
and Artz.
Kessler praised the work
of commissioners on the
budget, saying that in his
seven years on the board, it
was the best budget discus-
sion he had participated in.
The only testy moment in


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Adjustment board


the discussion came when
Commissioner Brock looked
up at the clock it was 6 p.m.
- and the board had only
agreed to the relatively min-
iscule cuts to its travel and
supply budgets. "We have
managed to cut $17,500 from
our budget in an hour," he
said in a wry, joking tone.
"And if it takes six hours,
it's the people's money,"
Kessler retorted, then took
a breath and calmed, and
apologized to Brock for his
sharp answer, saying that
he took very seriously the
responsibility of spending
the people's money.
At a later point in the
meeting, Brock said it was
his opinion that the county
cannot keep providing the
same amount of services
with less money.
Kessler answered that he
believed the county had to
work with less.
The only citizen who
spoke at the budget hearing
was Joel Vice, who urged
commissioners to keep in
mind those people in the
construction industry. "Cut
the millage as much as you
can," Vice said. "We've got to
keep people making a living,
we've got to keep people liv-
ing we've got to take care
of our people."
While commissioners cut
the millage from where the
rollback discussion started
at 8.9 mills, the 8.25 mill rate
will actually produce a tax
increase over last year's 8.1
mill rate.
The county commission
budget was $49.8 million
with $21 million in the Gen-
eral Fund.


Authority


Continued from Page 1A
After an April workshop
with members of the Cham-
ber of Commerce's Econom-
ic Development Council and
the county Tourist Develop-
ment Council, commission-
ers indicated an interest in
re-establishing the group. In
May, they ratified the work-
shop discussion, and then
in July, the board approved
re-establishing the authority
and appointing members.
But at the meeting on
Tuesday, Sept. 22, Chairman
Howard Kessler said he felt
the process was moving too
fast. He expressed concern
about the people nominated
to serve on the authority,
saying there needed to be
"more balance" with "peo-
ple coming from other than
a pure business view."
Commissioner Mike
Stewart went with a com-
promise motion to get the
support of Commissioner
Lynn Artz including her
suggestions that the name
of the authority be changed
to something like Economic
Development Authority, in-
crease the number of mem-
bers including a citizen at-
large, and require a minimal
level of financial disclosure.
The motion to re-advertise
the ordinance with those
changes and bring back
to the board at its second
meeting in October passed
3-2, with Stewart, Artz and
Alan Brock voting for it, and
Kessler and George Green
voting no.
And the board voted 4-1


to hold a workshop on the
IDA issue on Oct. 15, with
Stewart casting the lone
vote against it, complain-
ing it would be a waste of
time. Kessler questioned the
value of such a workshop
coming only a few days be-
fore the issue would come
back before the board since
any changes that may come
out of the workshop would
not be able to be included
at the regular meeting.
The proposal submitted
to the board was for a five
member authority with each
seat representing specific
job categories: an officer of
a local financial institution,
an attorney or engineer, a
certified public accountant,
a developer or commercial
contractor, and officer of a
local manufacturing firm or
officer of a business with
industrial revenue bond
experience. Other potential
categories were proposed,
including a citizen at-large.
Commissioners had sub-
mitted nominees for mem-
bership on the IDA, as had
the Chamber of Commerce.
Artz submitted 11 names,
Green two names, Kessler
two names and Stewart one
name. The chamber had
proposed adding a citizen
at-large seat and had submit-
ted seven names for consid-
eration for the six seats.
Chamber of Commerce
President Paul Johnson also
indicated concern that mem-
bers should have a minimal
level of financial disclosure
to at least report the sources


of their income to ensure
there was no conflict of
interest.
Citizen Vic Lambou said
attracting industry to the
county could be a good
thing or a bad thing, but
that the county commission
needed some oversight over
the authority since it has the
authority to issue bonds.
Commissioner George
Green said he had "been
contacted by a number of
citizens who wished they'd
had the opportunity to give
input" on the issue. "My
concern is their concern"
that they have not been able
to make suggestions about
members being appointed
representing other catego-
ries. Green said he wanted
a workshop but supposed it
was too late in the process.
"I don't think it's too late
for a workshop," Kessler
responded.
Commissioner Mike
Stewart took the opposite
view: "I see no need for a
workshop," he said, add-
ing that it would just be a
chance to "come back and
have this entourage come in
here and try to fight it." He
added later in the meeting
that he'd had no phone calls
about the issue and that the
only citizen expressing any
concern about the authority
was Lambou.
Artz responded that she
had several people contact
her about the issue.
After Stewart amended
his motion to include issues
raised by Artz, Kessler com-


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commissioners.
"That really not true,"
County Attorney Ron Mow-
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to approve any bond issue
and other matters" that the
authority wants to take ac-
tion on.
The county had an IDA
several years ago, founded
in 1990 with the goal of
attracting CSG to Oppor-
tunity Park, located in the
northeastern part of the
county. After several later
incarnations, it appears all
IDA member terms expired
in 2003.
Among the names sub-
mitted for the new authority
were Amy Geiger and Jack
Davis, presidents of the
local operations of, respec-
tively, Capital City Bank and
Gulf State Community Bank;
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For the proposed addi-
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Continued from Page 1A
Last year, there were two
appeals filed.
The VAB is chaired this
year by Commissioner Alan
Brock, with Commissioner
Lynn Artz serving as vice-
chair. Other members of the
board are Ray Gray from the
school board, R.H. Carter, as
the school board appointee
on commercial property, and
Tim Bozeman, a local builder,
appointed as a citizen with
homesteaded property.
At the organizational


meeting on Friday, Sept.
18, the board re-appointed
attorney Suzanne Van Wyk
of the Bryant Miller Olive
law firm as counsel and
heard an update on statutory
changes to the board's work
from her.
Hearing dates are set
for Oct. 13 through Oct. 16
to take up cases. At that
meeting, the board will also
consider issuing a Request
For Proposal from attor-
neys interested in serving as
counsel next year.


Hilton trial


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Gary Michael Hilton
Continued from Page 1A
Assistant State Attorney
Georgia Cappelman asked the
court to set a trial date in the
case for spring of next year.
"My understanding," Cappel-
man added, "is Ms. Suber is
looking for one three or four
years down the road."
Defense attorney Ines
Suber said she could not
possibly be ready by spring,
and that her caseload of high-
profile cases would rule out
a trial for Hilton next year.
She suggested the court look
at 2011.
"2011 seems like an aw-
ful long time to get ready,"
Judge Lewis responded. The
judge said he didn't want to
put the case off too far when
witnesses may die or go miss-
ing. At the same time, Lewis
said, he was "also sensitive
to 'Justice delayed is justice
denied."'
Meantime, Judge Lewis
said that, as in a complex civil
case, he may set certain dates
for things to be accomplished
- discovery turned over, depo-
sitions taken, and so forth.
Another case management
hearing was set for late Octo-
ber to check progress.
Hilton was brought to the
courtroom for last week's
hearing under heavy security.
Dressed in blue Leon County
Jail scrubs and secured hand
and foot, he sat at the defense
table with attorneys and lis-
tened attentively.
Dunlap, 46, went missing
on Dec. 1, 2007, and a search
for her began when she didn't
show up as Sunday School
teacher at her church. On Dec.
19, 2007, her body was found
in the forest by hunters.
If Hilton is convicted of
first degree murder, State
Attorney Willie Meggs has
said he will pursue the death
penalty.


Along with Cappelman
and Meggs, Assistant State At-
torney Eddie Evans was also
at the prosecution's table.
Hilton has been sentenced
to life for the murder of a 24-
year-old woman on the Appa-
lachian Trial in Georgia, and
he is the suspect in a double-
murder in North Carolina.
Attorney Michael Glazer
of the Ausley McMullen law
firm appeared at the hearing
on behalf of some Tallahas-
see media outlets arguing
for more evidence in the
case to be disclosed. Some
400 pages of heavily redacted
documents have been re-
leased, Glazer said, noting
that names of witnesses have
been blacked out.
The Tallahassee Democrat
and WCTV have both request-
ed public access to evidence
in the case.
Glazer acknowledged that
posts and blogs on the Dem-
ocrat's web site had featured
a great deal of speculation
about the case and expressed
a lot of distrust of the system.
Glazer suggested it would be
better to provide the commu-
nity with factual information
from the court rather than
the "chatter and blather in
cyberspace."
Suber said it was her ob-
jective to prevent a change
of venue in the case, and to
get a fair trial for Hilton. She
also claimed that, when some
names of witnesses got out
earlier, the Democrat began
its own investigation, going
to witnesses' homes and
harassing them.
Judge Lewis noted that
was certainly a concern that
if a witness told a news outlet
something that appeared to
be different or at odds with
what the witness may have
said in deposition, it could
lead to further depositions
with attorneys trying to dis-
credit statements and so
forth. Lewis also noted that
he has not issued a gag order
on witnesses in the case, so
they can talk to the media if
they wish.
The state agreed with
Suber's position on the re-
lease of information, and
Cappelman said the process
of redaction is a slow one.
Judge Lewis said the court
would continue its current
policy on the release of in-
formation.


Refuge to host events
The St. Marks National through Saturday, Oct. 17. The
Wildlife Refuge will host a week includes free entry into
Digital Photography Class at the St. Marks Refuge. Rangers
9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The invite visitors to hike a trail,
program is free. For reserva- cast a line in the water, take
tions, call 925-6121. a picture, see the lighthouse,
National Wildlife Week take a picnic, watch butter-
will be held Sunday, Oct. 11 flies and birds and more.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC

MEETING


The Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners has scheduled a Public
Meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee
for Infrastructure Development on October
7, 2009 at 3:30 P.M. in the Commission
Complex conference room at 3093
Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville,
FL. Interested parties are invited to attend
and participate.


Persons needing special access
considerations should call the Wakulla
County Administrative Offices at least 48
hours before the date for scheduling
purposes. The Administrative Offices may
be contacted at (850) 926-0919.

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Riversink defense keeps Wildcats from scoring


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
For a decade the Wakul-
la Middle School Wildcats
and the Riversprings Middle
School Bears have been ex-
changing blows on the foot-
ball field.
The coaches have changed
over the years, but the inten-
sity remains the same as it
was at the beginning of the
decade.
The 2009 game featured
two schools with principals
who both have deep ties
to Wakulla County football,
Dod Walker at RMS and Mike
Barwick at WMS.
The schools have adopted
the nickname "Sandgnat
Slobberknocker" for the game
and the tenth edition of the


game proved to be both
dramatic and defensive as
Riversprings captured the
"Wakulla County Champion-
ship" 12-0.
Both Riversprings and
Wakulla Middle came into
the contest undefeated, but
it was the Bears of RMS that
kept up their winning ways,
defeating the Wildcats and
running their 2009 season
record to 3-0.
During the late summer,
Riversprings Coach Joey Ja-
cobs said he was concerned
about the number of players
he lost from the 2008 team
and the impact their loss
would have on the RMS sea-
sonal record.
"Our kids had a lot to
prove," said Jacobs. "Pretty


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165 -

RMS-WMS game was as close as this battle for ball.
much everybody thought ball on the ground against
we would lose most of our the Wildcats in the early part
games this year, since we lost of the contest.
so much talent from last year, With the ground game
but our kids didn't allow that stalled, eighth grade quar-
to define them." terback James Douin got the
The Bears had a little extra offense moving through the
motivation, too. "Riversprings air with timely passes that
won the county champion- extended drives. A couple
ship game last year, but some of big passes from Douin
WMS kids were wearing to Jordan Franks set up a
shirts that declared WMS scoring opportunity for the
the 2008 county champs.," he Bears inside the WMS 10 yard
said. "Our boys took that as a line. Douin scored the first
personal insult and they were touchdown of the night on
determined to win." a five yard touchdown run
The Bear offense got off to in the second quarter. Later,
a slow start in the game and the Bears scored an insurance
found it difficult to move the touchdown on a 35 yard scor-


ing pass from Douin to Bran-
don Trussel. The Bears also
picked up crucial yards on
the ground during the final
scoring drive on the legs of
seventh grade running back
Josh Walker.
The Riversprings defense
proved to be the difference
maker once again for the
Bears, said Jacobs.
The Wildcats failed to
mount any serious scoring
drive against the Bears. The
defense was led by James
Douin and Keith Gavin, who
had seven and six tackles
respectively. Defensive ends
Chris Paris and David Sloan
also carried the defensive ef-
fort by flawlessly executing
their responsibilities. Defen-


sive lineman Cary Thornton
provided a spark for the
defense as well.
"We had an overall domi-
nating defensive perfor-
mance against the Wildcats,
holding them scoreless for
the first time ever in the se-
ries," said Defensive Coordi-
nator Louis Hernandez. This
was the first shutout ever in
the history of the series for
either team.
The Bears will be back
in action again on Oct. 1
when they take on the Ha-
vana Bears in the first home
contest of the year for Riv-
ersprings. The game will be
played at 6 p.m. at J.D. Jones
Stadium at Reynolds Field.
Photos by Ken Fields.


RMS OB James Douin, ottense produced just enough.

Leon tops WHS


Volleyball girls
The Wakulla Lady War Eagle volleyball team fell hard to
the Leon Lady Lions on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Wakulla had a comfortable six point lead in the first
game and was playing but seemed to then shutdown
around point 20, allowing Leon to win 25-20.
After that point, Leon changed the momentum and,
despite a valiant effort by both middles, lead by Summer
Stokley, the team just couldn't keep it together, and allowed
Leon to win game two. The Lady Lions ran away with game
three. Leon won the match 25-20, 25-13 and 25-13.
The junior varsity, suffering from losing middle Ashley
Roberts for the season due to injury and having the other
middle player, Emily Haley playing, but injured, showed
improvement over last week's play at Chiles, but still lost
in two straight games.
Wakulla will host Tallahassee Lincoln on Oct. 8 before
hosting Springfield Rutherford on Oct. 13. Godby will come
to Medart on Oct. 15. Rutherford and Godby are district op-
ponents and Wakulla owns victories over the two schools.
Wakulla fell to 7-6 overall.


Sports Shorts

WHS football game scheduled
The Wakulla War Eagle football team will get back into
action after two weeks off due to illness and an open
week.
Wakulla will host Florida High Oct. 2 in Medart before
hosting the Lincoln Trojans on Oct. 9 for the first district
game of the year.
On Oct. 16, Wakulla will host Jefferson County in the
annual Homecoming contest.
The other district games will be played at Chiles on Oct.
23 and at home against Leon on Nov. 6.
Wakulla is 2-0 after canceling the North Florida Chris-
tian game.

FSU game will be on television
The Florida State University Seminoles will play the
Boston College Eagles on ABC television on Saturday, Oct.
3. WTXL channel 27 will broadcast the game at 3:30 p.m.
along with WTNT radio, 94.9 FM.
FSU is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence. BC is 3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference games.

WHS boys soccer team kicks it around
The Wakulla High School boys soccer team is hosting
"kick around sessions" on Thursdays after school ends, at
2:30 p.m.
Soccer tryouts will be held on Monday, Oct. 19 as the
coaches get ready for the 2009-2010 season. Visit with Coach
Bob Wallace in Room 304 of the science area for registration
and mandatory paperwork.
The kick around sessions started on Sept. 3 and will
continue on Thursday on the back field area until the start
of the season. The coaches are Bob Wallace, Don Gregg, Jim
Posey and Doug Chadwell.

Two meetings are

planned at Riversink
There will be a Riversink Elementary School Advisory
Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Riversink Elementary School cafeteria. The October PTO
meeting will be held immediately after the first meeting.


SWoman To Start Professional

Tug-Of-War League
BEXAR COUNTY Mary Ann W applied Thera-Gesicd pain
creme to her sore shoulder and hands and felt so great she
decided to start a professional tug-of war league. When asked
who would be the target audience for the new TOW league, she painlessly
replied, "None of your dang business!"
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Harriers runners WMS OB Kaleb Atkins led the Wildcat offense,


run difficult course WHS golfers mow


Distance runners
salute Prefontaine
The WHS cross country
teams continued their sea-
son by participating in the
26th annual Prefontaine 5K
hosted by the Gulf Winds
Track Club at Silver Lake in
the Apalachicola National
Forest. This off road race is
held as a salute to the late
Steve Prefontaine who was
a young runner from the
University of Oregon in the
1970s who at one time held
every American record at
distances from two miles to
10K and was killed in a tragic
accident in 1975.
"Prefontaine was known
for his tenacity and tough-
ness and would definitely
have appreciated the course
laid out this year by Race
Director Jeff Neilson," said
Coach Paul Hoover. "To be-
gin with, the course was
longer than the standard 5K
distance, so the finish times
were naturally slower than
normal, and the runners had
to navigate deep sand beds,
steep hills, wooded trails and
sandy 'moguls,' but it made
for a great run for true cross
country runners." This was
an "open" run which meant
that the high school harriers
competed against runners of
all ages from throughout the
community, not just other
high schoolers. The WHS
runners performed admira-
bly and took 20 of the top
50 places.
The boys were led by
Stanley Linton (21:21) who
also finished as the second
overall male. Liam Damiels
was the third overall male
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followed by Hunter Phil-
lips (21:34. 6th), Steven Url-
ing (21:54, 10th), D.J. Victor
(21:54, 11th), Cody James
(22:31, 14th), Zack Broadway
(23:21, 17th) and Shawn Mor-
ris (23:31, 19th).
The McCullers sisters
led the charge for the girls,
with Emily finishing as the
second female overall in the
time of 26:19 and Alina fin-
ished in third place in 26:34.
They were followed by Cora
Atkinson (5th, 26:39), Kristie
Hodges (6th, 27:04), Chelsea
Thompson (7th, 27:12), Jes-
sica Trombini (22nd, 32:02),
Raychel Gray (23rd, 32:09)
and Brittany Dybiec (24th,
32:25).
After the race the runners
enjoyed a cookout prepared
by the cross country parents.
"This is a fun race where
effort, not time, is what
counts," said Hoover. "It was
a tough course, but a great
training race and, hopefully,
the kids had fun doing it
and enjoyed the cookout
afterward. It was just a fun
day and my thanks go out
to all the parents who con-
tributed and Assistant Coach
Greg James. They made it all
possible."
The teams compete next
at the FSU Invitational on
Saturday, Oct. 10, which will
be held at the new Apalachee
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The Wakulla War Eagle
golf team finished second in a
four team match against Leon,
Maclay and Florida High at
Southwood Golf Course last
week.
Leon won the match by
shooting a 304 followed by
Wakulla at 317 and Maclay at
319. Florida High finished with
a score of 350.
The match consisted of 18
holes and Spencer Smith shot
a team leading 75. Stone Cowie
added a 76 and Conner Smith
scored an 83. Will Davis also
added an 83.
The Wakulla Lady War
Eagle golf team topped Florida


High and North Florida Chris-
tian last week. Wakulla shot a
205 while Florida High shot a
219 and NFC did not record a
team score.
Devin Lowe shot a 41 for the
Lady War Eagles while Rebecca
Rivers shot a 47 and Jessica Wild
shot a 56. Casey Lowe added a
61 for WHS.
Tallahassee Chiles de-
feated the Wakulla Lady War
Eagle golf team 183-201 at Wild-
wood Country Club in Medart
last week.
Devin Lowe was the low
scorer with a 41. Jessica Wild
added a 50, Rebecca Rivers had
a 51. Casey Lowe added a 59.


WAKULLA COUNTY/
CITY OF ST. MARKS
COMMUNITY RATING
SYSTEM
PROGRESS REPORT

September 25, 2009
On October 29, 1999, the Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners adopted the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) as the
County's Community Rating System Floodplain Management Plan.
Then on August 15, 2005, the Board of County Commissioners voted to
adopt a revision of the LMS, created by the LMS Steering Committee (a
volunteer workgroup) and a State contracted consultant. This revision
included an updated project list that sought to better protect our
floodplain. The consultant was not able to fulfill their responsibilities
and so the State contracted with another group, Disasters, Strategies &
Ideas Group, LLC, to finish the revisions on behalf of the County. The
new consultants and the Steering Committee completed the remaining
work and submitted the completed LMS to the State Department of
Community Affairs on June 30, 2006.
Since that time, the Committee has reprioritized the "Action Plan" or
project list, to better reflect the needs in the County. The revised Action
Plan has narrowed the focus to sixteen action projects and eleven
implementation projects. The action items are tangible in nature and
mostly involve construction projects, while the implementation items
seek changes in regulation and the creation of workgroups.
Continual progress is being made on the important action items in the
Action Plan that began in years past. The County has worked with and
supported the Northwest Florida Water Management District (The
District) over the last several years to obtain LIDAR mapping of the
County, which will provide a basis for a county-wide stormwater study,
the number one ranked action project. At this time, the District is
working to finalize the data for public dissemination. The County is
waiting on this information from the District before additional work is
completed towards this study. On that same issue, staff is currently
considering the creation of a new stormwater ordinance to address runoff
and retention issues. Another project being brought forward from last
year and is currently being worked on is the County-wide sewer
expansion and upgrade project. The County is still working toward
expanding central sewer into the historic subdivisions. Lastly, the Public
Works Department has conversed with the Florida Department of
Transportation regarding repairs to Syprett Creek Bridge. As this bridge
is located on an emergency evacuation route, maintaining it is a key
responsibility and the needed repairs are scheduled to begin in 2010.
A new endeavor within the past year has been towards our third ranked
action project, which includes an effort to acquire flood prone properties
within the Wakulla Gardens subdivision, which is a historically platted
subdivision. In a movement toward this, the County enclosed
information cards within TRIM notices going to property owners within
that development. These information cards requested citizens to respond
if they would be interested in selling, trading or donating their lots to the
County. While the exact use of each lot obtained through this still
developing program is undetermined, each lot's location and elevation
will be considered in evaluating whether it can be utilized for stormwater
runoff or other flood protection measures.
The remaining projects in the Action Plan will receive attention as
financing and staff time become available.
This Progress Report was prepared by Melissa Corbett of the Planning
and Community Development Department. It will be made available to
our governing board through memorandum and through news release to
our local press, "The Wakulla News", for publication. Its availability to
the public will be posted on the Board of County Commissioners Public
Notice board and county website, www.mywakulla.com. Copies of this
Report may be obtained from the Planning and Zoning Office, which is
located at 3093 Crawfordville Highway.
For more information, please contact Melissa Corbett, CRS Coordinator
for Wakulla County, at (850) 926-3695 or mcorbett@nmywakulla.com.
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War Eagles make plans for Homecoming 2009


The 2009 Wakulla High School
Homecoming King and Queen and
Court will be selected soon.
Starting on Sept. 25, Wakulla
High School students began nomi-
nating each other for $1 for a
chance to be on the ballot that
will decide the Homecoming Court
representatives for each grade.
The last day to nominate stu-
dents will be Thursday, Oct. 1. Only
one nomination will be needed
to be on the ballot. On Monday,
Oct. 5, students will vote in their
English classes for court members.
Each grade will only vote for stu-
dents in their own grade. The court
will be announced by seventh
period on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Court
reps should be sent to Kasey Hol-
lington immediately following the
announcement.
Freshmen will have one male
and one female representative.


Sophomores will have one male
and one female representative.
Juniors will have two male
representatives and two female
representatives.
Seniors will have five male
representatives and five female
representatives.
On Monday, Oct. 12, everyone
will vote for King and Queen
(sophomore through seniors dur-
ing social studies and freshmen
during English.)
Only the 10 senior representa-
tives will be on this ballot. Wakulla
County Supervisor of Elections
Buddy Wells will bring out the
touch screen voting machines for
the voting.
He plans to bring more ma-
chines than last spring, so it should
go more quickly. The King and
Queen will be announced at the
Jefferson County football game on


Oct. 16 during halftime.
T-shirts will be on sale again
this year. The price will be $10.
Shirts will be sold by student gov-
ernment representatives starting
on or around Oct. 1.
Friday, Oct. 9
Student organizations will be
decorating the hallways from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. Each sponsor should
supervise their own organization.
Homecoming Dance -
Tickets will go on sale Thurs-
day, Oct. 1 until they are sold
out. Tickets are $10. There are a
limited number of tickets due to
fire codes at the Sopchoppy Gym.
Last year tickets sold out within
three days.
Tickets will be the wrist bands
again. If students lose their wrist
band they will not be admitted
into the dance.
Saturday, Oct. 10


SGA and cheerleaders will deco-
rate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Homecoming Dance at Sop-
choppy Gym will be held from 7
p.m. to 11 p.m., all faculty and staff
are invited to attend.
Homecoming Court representa-
tives will take pictures at 8 p.m.
Homecoming reps should attend
the dance.
Dress Up Days
Star Day
Teacher's Pet
All-star
Represent Wakulla
Monday, Oct. 12
Star- dress up as your favorite
character or movie star.
Volleyball students versus teach-
ers sixth and seventh periods.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Teacher's Pet Day dress up in
your nerdish attire!
Powder Puff game during third


and fourth periods.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
All-star Day dress up to rep-
resent your favorite your favorite
college or professional team!
Thursday, Oct. 15
Represent Wakulla Wear your
red, white, and blue.
Court rehearsal 11 a.m. to 11:50
a.m. (first fifth period/first lunch)
for all homecoming court mem-
bers, ROTC sword team, student
government officers and band
color guard. These students will
eat second lunch. A Pep Rally will
be held during sixth and seventh
periods.
Friday, Oct. 16
TEACHER PLANNING-NO
SCHOOL!
King and Queen will be an-
nounced at halftime.
The event sponsors are Kristi
Keith and Kasey Hollington.


Wakulla County Elementary School Menus


OCTOBER SCHOOL
LUNCH MENUS
Menus also available on-
line at www.wakullaschoold-
istrict.org
Oct. 1 Macaroni, Ham &
Cheese Casserole, Seasoned
Turnip Greens, Cornbread,
Apple, Milk.
Oct. 2 Salisbury Steak
with Fluffy Rice, Steamed
Broccoli, Biscuit, Fruit, Milk.


Oct. 5 Breaded Chicken
Patty, Tossed Salad with
Ranch dressing, Saltine
Crackers, Grapes, Milk.
Oct. 6 Spaghetti with
Meat Sauce, Steamed Broc-
coli, French Bread, Banana,
Milk.
Oct. 7 Pizza, Whole Kernel
Corn, Sliced Strawberries,
Milk.
Oct. 8 Chicken & Rice,
Mixed Vegetables, Yeast Roll,


Pears, Milk.
Oct. 9 Beef Patty on Bun,
Potato Wedge with ketchup,
Fruit. Milk.
Oct. 12 Pizza, Carrot Sticks,
Kiwi Fruit, Brownie, Milk.
Oct. 13 Cheese Quesa-
dilla, Mexicali Corn, Green
Apple, Milk.
Oct. 14 Corndog, Green
Beans, Strawberries OR Chef
Salad, Strawberries, Saltines,
Milk.


Oct. 15 Chicken Parmesan,
Seasoned Green Beans, Fruit
Salad, Yeast Roll, Milk.
Oct. 16 Teacher Planning
Day
Oct. 19 Hot Ham & Cheese
on Bun, Steamed Carrots,
Apple Slices, Milk.
Oct. 20 Vegetable Beef
Soup, Saltine Crackers, Or-
ange Wedges, Milk.
Oct. 21 Chicken Nuggets,
Creamy Mashed Potatoes,


Green Peas, Yeast Roll, Juice
Bar, Milk.
Oct. 22 Sloppy Joe, Po-
tato Wedge with ketchup,
Banana, Milk.
Oct. 23 Deli Turkey Wrap
with Dip, Steamed Broccoli,
Sliced Strawberries, Milk.
Oct. 26 Breakfast for
Lunch! Egg Patty with
Cheese, Potato Wedge, Bis-
cuit, Apple, Milk.
Oct. 27 Chili Con Came


w/ Saltines, Cinnamon Roll,
Orange Wedges, Milk.
Oct. 28 Beef Patty on Bun,
French Fries with Ketchup,
Apricots, Milk.
Oct. 29 Turkey and Noo-
dles, Tossed Salad with
Ranch dressing, Cornbread,
Applesauce, Milk.
Oct. 30 Hot Dog on Bun,
Baked Beans, Carrot Sticks
with Dip, Orange Jello with
Whipped Topping, Milk.


Library plans


book fundraiser


From the Desk
of the Public
Library


BI bMM5IM Scott Joyner

Book Extravaganza
Fundraiser
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., we will be holding
our bi-monthly fundraiser to
benefit children's programs at
the library. There will be thou-
sands of books, audio, games
and more for you to browse
through. Any monetary dona-
tions you see fit to give help
fund books, field trips, and
performers at the library all year
long. Please come out to this
great event and help support
your library
Library Advisory Board
We will be holding a meet-
ing of the Library's Advisory
Board at 4 p.m. on Monday,
Oct 5 in our small conference
room for those interested in
attending.
Friends of the Library Board
Thursday, Oct. 1, our Friends
of the Library will be holding a
board meeting at 7 p.m. in our

Florida S

Wakulla County residents
are invited to participate
in the Ninth Annual North
Florida Shoe Box Run to
benefit Operation Christmas
Child.
Participants are invited to
bring gift filled shoe boxes
and join fellow motorcycle
riders in a motorcade on
Saturday, Nov. 14. Riders
are invited to ride from
their homes to one of the
staging areas. The closest
staging areas are Perry and
Bainbridge.
The motorcade will start
in Lake City and travel to the
Suwannee Health and Rehab
Center, 1620 East Helvenston


conference room. They will be
discussing fundraising ideas
to continue their already great
support of the library.
Sassy Strippers Quilting
Interested in quilting? Then
come out each Friday at 10
a.m. for this great community
group. Enjoy learning new skills
and making new friends while
helping support the library. The
meetings have a put-luck lunch
and take place in our Main
Meeting Room.
Friday Book Club
As always, our Friday Af-
ternoon Book Club will be
meeting at 3 p.m. in our small
conference room. They will be
discussing the book Charity
Girl by Michael Lowenthal. This
book is available for under $1
from amazon.com. Come out
and discuss this acclaimed book
while broadening your literary
horizons.
Computer Classes
Computer classes for this
week are being held on Tues-
day, Oct. 6 and include: Win-
dows Vista for Existing Win-
dows Users 9:30 a.m., E-mail
Basics at 1 p.m. and Microsoft
Word 2007 at 3:30 p.m. All
classes are free to the public,
but require early registration as
seating is limited.


WHS NJROTRC News


WHS NJROTC has
big plans
The 2009-2010 school year
is underway and Wakulla
High's Naval Junior ROTC
has big plans ahead. In-
cluded are the many service
projects in the community
for which they have become
well known as well as host-
ing fundraisers and other ex-
citing events of their own.
Of immediate note is the
annual Noah Posey spon-
sored fish fry fundraiser
Friday, Oct. 2 outside the
football stadium.
Tickets can be purchased
at the event which will run
from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Patrons will have the choice


of eating there or taking the
meals home. NJROTC fund-
raising is critically important
since it enables all cadets
the same opportunity for
full participation regardless
of their family's economic
status.
The unit's first competi-
tion will be Oct. 24 near
Tampa with the FAMU Field
Meet scheduled for Jan. 30.
The annual Pass in Review
will be held the morning of
Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Everyone is welcome to
attend this most anticipated
event when the Area Seven
Manager inspects the cadets
while family and friends
watch the cadets showcase


their drill skills and the disci-
pline they've developed from
being in NJROTC. Later in
November, about 40 cadets
will spend three days in
Parris Island, S.C., observing
first-hand the process by
which recruits are trans-
formed into Marines.
This is an experiential
learning trip for the cadets
that also produces many
fun memories. The first se-
mester concludes with the
annual Christmas Dance
where cadets practice their
social graces.

Fish fry planned
The Wakulla High School
NJROTC will host their 17th


annual pre-game fish fry on
Friday, Oct. 2 prior to the
home football game against
Florida High.
The event will begin at
4:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.
Food will be provided by
Posey's Up the Creek Cater-
ing (Noah Posey and crew)
and the cost per plate will
be $6.
The menu includes fish,
cheese grits, cole slaw and
hush puppies.
The event will be held
outside J.D. Jones Stadium
and Reynolds Field at Wakul-
la High.
Tickets are available from
any NJROTC student or will
be available at the gate.


Last week, Space Florida
announced an opportunity
for 15 Florida elementary
schools to participate in the
"Butterflies in Space" pro-
gram, where classrooms host
a butterfly larvae habitat
and compare development
of their habitat to that of
another test group of larvae
flying aboard STS-129, bound
for the International Space


Station in November 2009.
Principal Jackie High's
Riversink Elementary School
was one of the 15 schools
selected.
This program, made pos-
sible in collaboration with Bi-
oServe of Colorado, received
an overwhelming reply from
Florida schools in response
to the initial posting of the
opportunity.


"Riversink first grade
teacher, Laura Hume, is the
one officially participating,
but several of our classrooms
are piggy-backing on the
project with her. They will be


replicating what she does in
their own classrooms," said
Principal High. "Last year,
Ms. Hume was chosen to do
a simulated anti-gravity trip
with them."


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Street in Live Oak. The riders
will deliver the shoe boxes
to the Operation Christmas
Child Collection Center lo-
cated at the Suwannee Sta-
tion Baptist Church. Lunch
will be served at 1 p.m.


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Sheriff's Report


Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
officials arrested one suspect and
are searching for a second in con-
nection with the theft of purses
out of area vehicles and the illegal
use of credit cards, according to
Sheriff David Harvey.
On Aug. 31, Danelle Vaughn of
Crawfordville and Susan A. Mead
of Boca Raton reported the theft
of property from their vehicles
in two separate cases. Vaughn's
vehicle was parked at Azalea Park
in Crawfordville and Mead's was
parked on Old Fort Road in St.
Marks.
Shortly after the victims re-
ported the thefts, bogus credit
card charges began appearing on
the victim's card statements, said
Det. Bruce Ashley.
With the assistance of Tallahas-
see law enforcement officials and
the U.S. Marshal's office, Brittany
D. Harrison, 22, of Grand Ridge
was apprehended and charged
with several counts of illegal use
of a credit card. She remains in the
Wakulla County Jail. More than
$1,600 worth of charges were run
up on the credit cards including
groceries and electronics, accord-
ing to Det. Ashley.
Law enforcement officials are
still seeking John Edward Mar-
shall, 54, of Crawfordville in con-
nection with the crime. Marshall
was chased by Tallahassee law
enforcement officials last week
which resulted in Marshall wreck-
ing his vehicle, but he escaped on
foot after damaging his vehicle.
Det Sean Wheeler investigated
and the follow-up investigation
occurred on Sept. 4 and Sept. 23.

In other activity reported by the
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office


Dr. Vera McIntyre PhD.,
a counselor and motiva-
tional speaker, will be
the guest at this month's
meeting of the Domestic
and Sexual Violence Task
Force as part of Domes-
tic Violence Awareness
Month.
The event, sponsored
by the task force and Ref-
uge House, will be held at
the TCC Wakulla Center
on Oct. 14 at noon. Lunch
will be provided.


during the past week:
On Sept. 26, law enforcement
officials arrested three Crawford-
ville men in connection with an
alleged shooting in the Red Lake
Road and Smith Creek Highway
area, according to Det. Bruce
Ashley.
Justin Lee McCalvin, 19, was
charged with unlawful discharge
of a firearm, obstruction of jus-
tice, possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Darin Ladon Ezell, 18, and Ryan
Andrew Brantly, 20, passengers in
the McCalvin vehicle, were charged
with obstruction of justice.
McCalvin allegedly fired a fire-
arm at a party following a fight.
Deputy Ben Steinle stopped the
suspect vehicle on the highway
and made the arrests.
A handgun, alcohol and narcot-
ics were discovered in the vehicle
which was driven by McCalvin,
according to the report. The fight
occurred at a hunting camp in
Smith Creek.
Det. Ashley said additional
charges may be filed in the case as
law enforcement officials believe
the gun may have been stolen.
Lt. Brent Sanders and Sgt. Danny
Harrell also investigated.
On Sept. 26, Elizabeth Rob-
erts of Crawfordville reported the
theft of a firearm from her home.
It was discovered that the firearm
had been used in a crime and was
recovered by the sheriff's office.
A suspect has been identified.
Deputy Ben Steinle investigated.
On Sept. 22, Clarence Harris,
56, of Tallahassee was arrested fol-
lowing a crack cocaine purchase in
the Crawfordville area, according
to Det. Bruce Ashley. The sheriff's
office received information that


Court Shorts


on Thursday, Sept. 17, one
of her sons said she made
him promise that he would
be at court for Strickland
and, without making any
statement of support for
his stepfather, basically
indicated he had fulfilled
his mother's deathbed wish
with his presence.
Strickland's attorney, con-
flict counsel Daren Shippy,
told the court at the hearing
that he didn't know much
about Mr. Strickland, and
reportedly had tears in his
eyes.
In other court matters:
Edward Burris, 47,
pleaded to charges of bur-
glary for stealing his im-
pounded dog from a cage
at animal control, and was
ordered to serve three years
probation.
According the charging
documents, Burris went to
county animal control look-
ing for his dog and found


McIntyre will speak on
the emotional impact of
domestic violence.
McIntyre earned a B.A.
in social work, M.A. in
urban and regional plan-
ning, and a doctorate in
counseling. She is actively
involved with the NAACP,
Urban League, American
Business Association,
United Families of Ameri-
ca, and the Florida School
Community Partnership.


Harris was allegedly selling drugs
in Wakulla County and an under-
cover purchase was made from
him. A total of 1.5 grams of crack
cocaine was purchased during the
buy and another 1.5 grams was
discovered on Harris during the ar-
rest. His 1998 Jeep was confiscated
due to the fact that it was used in
the drug sale. He faces charges of
sale of crack cocaine and posses-
sion of cocaine with the intent to
sell. Harris had been out on bond
from the Leon County Jail for other
charges when he was arrested,
said Ashley.
On Sept. 22, Marvin Shepard
of Panacea reported the theft of
items from his boat. The missing
items included gasoline, a gas tank
and primer bulb, valued at $74.
Damage to a cut gasoline hose
was estimated at $15. The theft oc-
curred at the victim's dock. Deputy
Lorne Whaley investigated.
On Sept. 22, Angela G. Phair
of Crawfordville reported a resi-
dential burglary. A forced entry
was discovered and the home
had been ransacked. The missing
items include electronic games,
a cell phone, currency, jewelry
and miscellaneous items, valued
at $1,745. CSI Melissa Harris,
Det Sean Wheeler, Det. Jeremy
Johnston and Deputy Matt Helms
investigated.
On Sept. 22, Thomas Bang-
hart of Crawfordville reported a
residential burglary as a forced
entry was discovered. Nothing
appears to have taken from the
home, but damage was estimated
at $600. Deputy Michael Lawhon
investigated.
On Sept. 22, William Joy of
Crawfordville reported a residen-
tial burglary. The victim came


the animal had been seized.
Told it would cost $40 to
get his dog back, Burris
reportedly said he had no
money.
The animal control offi-
cer later went to where Bur-
ris' dog was impounded and
found the cage empty. The
officer knew Burris because,
during a past sentence at
the Wakulla County Jail, he
had worked as an inmate
trustee with animal control
and the shelter. Checking
security cameras, the officer
saw where Burris had been
recorded taking the dog
from the cage.
Burris pleaded no con-
test in court on Wednesday,
Sept. 16, and was adjudicat-
ed guilty, ordered to serve
three years probation with
the condition that he con-
sume no illegal substances
and to pay $1,190 in court
costs and fines.
Wakulla Circuit Judge N.


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Kenneth Strickland, the
63-year-old Crawfordville
man charged with molest-
ing a child his wife used to
babysit, admitted to the acts
in court last week, begged
for forgiveness from the
victim and God, and was
given a mandatory sentence
of life in prison.
According to the charg-
ing documents, Strickland
molested the girl from the
time she was 4 years old and
continued for 10 years. The
girl told a Sunday School
teacher about the abuse,
and the teacher called law
enforcement.
Strickland told the court
that he was making the plea
because he did not want to
put the victim through the
trauma of testifying.
Strickland's wife, Suel-
len, recently died of cancer.
At the sentencing hearing

Wakulla


hosts hunter safety course


The Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office, in con-
junction with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission will host
a Hunter's Safety Course
starting on Oct. 6 at the
WCSO Training Facility,
located at 65 Qualify Lane,
Crawfordville.
The course consists of
four, three hour classroom
training sessions and one,
four hour range training
session.
The class dates are as
follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 8,6 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6
p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Registration is now open
and must be done by going
to MyFWC.com, and then
by clicking on "Hunter's
Safety."
There is no cost for the
training. Attendees who
complete the training will
receive a certificate that is
required to obtain a Florida
hunting license from the


Florida Fish and Wildlife contact Major Larry Massa
Commission. at 926-0821 or Lieutenant
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home and found his home in
disarray. Twenty five firearms and
a television were stolen, valued at
$22,900 and damage to the home
was estimated at $150. CSI Melissa
Harris, Deputy Ben Steinle, Sgt.
Danny Harrell, Det. Jason Newlin
and Det. Sean Wheeler investi-
gated.
On Sept. 23, Robert L. Har-
ris of Crawfordville reported a
residential burglary. Nothing was
reported missing, but several items
had been moved around and the
ceiling was damaged due to some-
one falling through it. Damage was
estimated at $600. Deputy Nick
Gray investigated.
On Sept. 23, Kristina Harris of
Crawfordville reported a fraud as
someone used her $368 food card.
A suspect has been identified.
Deputy Billy Jones investigated.
On Sept. 23, Richard Miller
of Crawfordville reported a fraud
as someone created unauthorized
purchases on his bank account.
The total in damages taken from
the victim's account was $890.
Deputy Nick Gray investigated.
On Sept. 23, a Crawfordville
resident reported a residential
burglary to his neighbor's home.
A forced entry was discovered.
The unoccupied home had been
used to smoke narcotics. Damage
to the property was estimated
at $300. Suspects were observed
by a second witness. The victim
is Mary Nabors of Panama City.
Deputy Ryan Muse, Deputy Billy
Jones and Captain Randall Taylor
investigated.
On Sept. 23, Rebecca Lynn
Shea, 28, of Tallahassee was
charged with smuggling contra-
band into a detention facility. Shea
allegedly filled two balloons with


Sanders Sauls noted the
court costs were consider-
ably more than the original
$40 fine animal control was
going to charge Burris to
get the animal back and ob-
served that it was certainly
an expensive dog.
A man filed a negli-
gence lawsuit against Gulf
Coast Lumber recently,
claiming the company was
responsible for injuries
he received at the lumber-
yard.
According to the com-
plaint, filed on Friday, Sept.
18, James Jones was at the
lumber supply company on
March 2 and was injured
when a bundle of 2 x 6 x 16
wood fell on him, causing
an unspecified injury and
pain.
The lawsuit claims that
an employee had used a
forklift to move the bundle
to a spot in the lumberyard
and left it without affixing


any stanchions or supports,
and removed the safety
tether. The employee then
left the bundle.
"The lumber was left
by the employee for the
unsupervised inspection
of (Jones), thereby creating
a dangerous condition for
the customer," the lawsuit
states,


tobacco, marijuana and rolling
papers and hid them inside her
body. Deputy Jerry Morgan and the
corrections staff investigated.
On Sept. 25, Darren Ward of
Crawfordville reported a vehicle
burglary. The vehicle had been
parked at New Life Ministries.
Someone removed electronics,
valued at $1,000, and slashed tires
and poured wine on the interior
of the vehicle. Damage was esti-
mated at $280. Sgt. Danny Harrell
investigated.
On Sept. 27, Steven Warren
of Crawfordville reported a vehicle
theft. The truck was entered in the
NCIC/FCIC computer. The victim
recovered a mountain bicycle in
his driveway. It was valued at
$50. Deputy Michael Lawhon in-
vestigated.
On Sept. 28, Shellen D. Scott
of Crawfordville reported the theft
of $520 in currency from her home.
A suspect has been identified. Sgt.
John Zarate investigated.
On Sept. 28, Hal A. Council
of Crawfordville reported the theft
of an air conditioning unit from
his rental property. The unit was
valued at $500. Deputy Ruel Raker
investigated.
On Sept. 28, Heidi N. Melton
of Crawfordville reported a busi-
ness burglary at Gulf Coast Met-
als. A television, valued at $800,
was taken. A suspect has been
identified. Deputy Jerry Morgan
investigated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office received 762 calls for service
during the past week.
Note to our readers: The people
who are reported as charged with
crimes in this column have not
yet been to trial and are therefore
innocent until proven guilty.


While the company may
not have known of the
dangerous condition, it is
still responsible for the neg-
ligent acts of an employee,
the lawsuit argues.
Attorney Benjamin Rust
is representing Jones in
the case.


WAKULLA'S

FLOODPLAIN

Flooding can threaten at any time of the year
from various sources. Wakulla County
regulates construction and development in
the floodplain to ensure that buildings will be
protected from flood damage. All
developments in the floodplain, not just
construction of buildings, need permits.
Filling and similar work are prohibited in
certain areas, so check with the Planning
and Community Development Department
before you begin a project. Should
unauthorized development in the floodplain
be witnessed by a citizen, they can report it
to the County's Code Enforcement Office at
(850) 926-7636.
It is also important to know that houses in
the floodplain that are substantially damaged
by fire or flood must be repaired to new
construction standards. This includes
elevating the structure to or above the base
flood elevation when they are repaired.
Damage is considered to be substantial
when the cost of reconstruction equals or
exceeds 50% of the building's market value.
When damage of this type occurs to a
structure and repairs are necessary, visit the
Planning and Zoning Division for a
Development Permit Application to begin
your permitting process. A recorded
warranty deed and site plan, showing the
improvements/repairs to the property, will be
required to complete this Application. Once
obtained from Planning and Zoning, the
Development Permit Application should be
submitted to the Building Division for
permitting. Depending upon the types of
work performed additional materials will be
requested from the Building Division to
complete the permitting of repairs to the
structure. Applicable fees are due for
Development Permit Applications and
Building Division permits, unless otherwise
waived by the Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioners for widespread
storm damage. For further information on
these topics contact the Planning and
Community Development Department at
(850) 926-3695.
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C-Quarters Tourney has raised $600,000 for charity


From The Dock
BY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL


I've been out of town
since Tuesday, Sept. 22 but
understand the weather
last weekend was pretty
good for fishing. This week
it's supposed to turn a little
cooler and maybe it will
turn the fish on. I was up in
Asheville over the weekend
and on Saturday the high for
the day was 59 degrees and
boy did it feel good. Pretty
town and pretty country, but
it's always nice to get back
to Shell Point and Wakulla
County.
Mark and Louise Prance
fished Sunday and didn't
catch much at all, but one
day last week they caught
seven nice flounder, a 27-
inch grouper and one big
trout. Mark said they tried
live shrimp and pinfish but
they weren't interested. He
gave Louise a shiner tail and
they started catching fish.
They were fishing a rock pile
off St. Marks. Wade Melton
and Bob McCullough of Shell
Point fished near the Och-


lockonee Shoals on Sunday
and came in with seven nice
trout. They were using the
Gulp on the bottom. Alisa
Tatum was fishing in about
16 feet of water with pinfish
and hooked a big cobia over
the weekend. She fought it
for about 20 minutes until it
broke her line.
Jimmy at Shell Island Fish
Camp in St. Marks said they
were busy last weekend and
had lots of people on the
water. Kenny Daniels fished
in close past Gray Mare Rock
with live shrimp and came in
with their limit of trout and
red fish. Jimmy said most
boats stayed up around the
mouth of the river and came
in with some trout, but not
as many as Kenny.
Captain Randy Peart
fished three days out of St.
George Island last weekend
and had good trips every
day. He took The Kenyon
party and Folger party from
Atlanta and caught trout,
reds and flounder. He took


the Hunt family from Nash-
ville on Thursday and got
plenty of trout and reds. He
said the water was a little
dirty, but the fish are biting.
On Saturday, he and his wife
fished out of the Econfina for
three hours and caught eight
trout from 18 to 20 inches
long and they fished in three
to four feet of water with the
Gulp Jerk Baits under a Cajun
Thunder. He said they also
caught some nice sea bass
in some rock holes in about
nine feet of water. Randy
said the water was surpris-
ingly clear down there.
Capt. Terry Caruthers
fished with the Thompson
party out of Fayetteville,
Ga. and said he had one of
the best days he has had in
a long while. They fished
around Dog Island because
it was the only place they
could get out of the float-
ing grass. They limited out
on speckled trout using the
Cajun Thunder and white
Gulp. Terry said they drifted
over a hole about 11 feet
deep and he caught a real big
silver trout. He made three
more casts and caught three
more so they anchored up
and caught 60 of the biggest
silver trout he said he had
seen. They were coming up
off the bottom and hitting
the Gulp three feet under


Captain Blake Gardner of Panacea and the Reel Smoker crew with winning fish.


the Cajun Thunder. He then
went around the docks and
they limited out on reds us-
ing live shrimp. Remember
the ramp is still open, but
the store is closed so make
sure you have plenty of gas
and whatever else you need
when going over there.
I talked with Millard Col-
lins at C Quarters Marina
in Carrabelle and they had
another very successful fish-
ing tournament. The total
payout for the tournament
was $33,000 and they also
gave a check to the Leukemia
Foundation for $45, 000. That


makes more than $600,000
this tournament has raised
in seven years. Congratula-
tions to Jimmy Crowder,
Mary and Millard for another
successful tournament and
for all the hard work that
they and others put into this
tournament. A new record
was set for the kingfish by
the boat Reel Smoker. They
came in with a 50.4 pound
king that broke the old re-
cord by five pounds. Smooth
Reel placed second with a
32.5 pound king and Hooked
Again took third place with a
31.1 pound king. The grouper


division was added this year
and the Green Banana took
first place with a grouper
weighing 15.8 pounds. Good
as Grits took second with
a 12.7-pound grouper and
third place went to ReZone
with an 11.2-pound grouper.
Again congratulations to
the folks at C Quarters for a
fantastic tournament consid-
ering the economy.
Remember to leave those
float plans with someone
and know your limits when
you're out there. Good luck
and good fishing


Prescribed fire season begins on Apalachicola Forest


Residents and motorists
may see some smoke in the
air beginning Oct. 1 when
the U.S. Forest Service starts
its prescribed fire season of
approximately 100,000 acres
in the Apalachicola National
Forest to prevent wildfires
and promote a healthy for-
est for plants and animals.
"Prescribed fire plays an
integral part in reducing
fuels, improving all wildlife
habitat, controlling compet-
ing vegetation, controlling
disease and improving for-


age," said Lynne Howard,
who directs the U.S. Forest
Service's fire efforts for the
National Forests in Florida.
Plants and animals na-
tive to the longleaf pine
habitats in the Apalachicola
national Forest depend on
natural fire cycles, which
are mimicked through the
use of prescribed fires to
balance habitat and food
sources.
Prescribed burning is
also one of the most ef-
fective land management


tools used in preventing
the outbreak and spread of
wildfires.
Pre-planned prescribed
burns are carefully analyzed
and conducted under specif-
ic weather conditions. Spe-
cific calendar dates for burn
activities are fluid because
only when conditions are
right can prescribed burns
achieve desired results.
"Because prescribed fires
depend on having the cor-
rect weather conditions, the
decision to burn is made


very close to the actual
burn time, said Steve Par-
rish, U.S. Forest Service fire
management officer. "Fire
managers study variables
such as temperature, rela-
tive humidity, wind speed,
how smoke will disperse
and rainfall patterns.
To begin the season,
approximately 12,000 acres
of the northeast portion of
the forest is scheduled for
burning.
Drivers and residents are
reminded of the possibil-


ity of unexpected shifting
winds that could increase
the risk of smoke on the
road during prescribed
burns.
Always proceed with cau-
tion and please remember
to reduce speed and turn
headlights on if visibility
is affected by smoky condi-
tions.
The National Forests in
Florida is among those lead-
ing the nation in prescribed
fire.
Prescribed burning is


conducted every three to
five years in which approxi-
mately 100,000 to 175,000
acres of national forest
lands are burned annu-
ally in the Ocala, Osceola
and Apalachicola National
Forests.
The public can contact
the Apalachicola National
Forest Wakulla Ranger Dis-
trict Office at 926-3561 if
there are questions about
the prescribed burning sea-
son.


Depot Advisory Committee

meets in Sopchoppy


The Sopchoppy Histori-
cal Depot project is moving
forward with a five member
advisory committee, ap-
pointed by the Sopchoppy
City Commissioners, meet-
ing to discuss the many
possibilities for sharing the
historical depot and the his-
tory of Sopchoppy with the
public.
After years of existing in
a state of disrepair, the much
anticipated renovation of
the historic depot is finally
complete. Sopchoppy City
Clerk, Jackie Lawhon, lead
the depot committee on


a tour through the beauti-
fully renovated structure,
which promises a warm
and welcoming atmosphere
for future visitors. The De-
pot Advisory Committee
discussed creating living
history exhibits inside the
depot and perhaps housing
some historical items, but
agreed that careful planning
along with a clear mission
is needed.
Reputedly one of the
only historic train depots
left standing in the State of
Florida on the G F & A line,
(Georgia, Florida and Ala-


bama line), the Sopchoppy
depot is also at the head of
the Big Bend Scenic Byway
forest trail.
Nominated by the Sop-
choppy City Commission,
the members of the Depot
Advisory Committee include:
Jo Ann Catoe, Debra Dix,
Elaine Herndon, Jim Lollis
and Elizabeth Smith. The
next meeting to discuss
plans for opening the depot
to the public will be held
in downtown Sopchoppy at
City Hall on Oct. 29 at 6:30
p.m. The public is welcome
to attend.


FWC announces wildlife grants


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) Wildlife
Legacy Initiative is now ac-
cepting grant applications
for the State Wildlife Grants
Program for the 2010-2011
fiscal year.
This program is a feder-
ally funded matching grants
program, providing financial
support for projects that ad-


dress conservation needs as
identified in Florida's Com-
prehensive Wildlife Conser-
vation Strategy. This year's
criteria focus on the Legacy
Initiative's priority habitats
and filling in gaps on spe-
cies of greatest conservation
need. Preference will be
given to projects addressing
multiple species, partner-
ships and climate change


issues for Florida's fish and
wildlife and their habitats.
The submission deadline
is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
Visit www.myfwc.com
and click on Wildlife Habi-
tats Legacy for more infor-
mation on Florida's State
Wildlife Grants Program,
including detailed criteria,
application and submission
instructions.


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Tide charts by
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Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.3 ft. 1.1 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.8 ft.
Oct 1, 09 1:15 AM 7:11 AM 1:26 PM 7:37 PM
Fri 3.5 ft. 0.8 ft. 3.8 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 2, 09 1:39 AM 7:46 AM 2:02 PM 8:04 PM
Sat 3.7 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.9 ft. 1.0 ft.
Oct 3, 09 2:01 AM 8:19 AM 2:38 PM 8:29 PM
Sun 3.8 ft. 0.2 ft. 3.9 ft. 1.1 ft.
Oct 4, 09 2:23 AM 8:51 AM 3:14 PM 8:56 PM
Mon 3.9 ft. -0.0 ft. 3.9 ft. 1.2 ft.
Oct 5, 09 2:45 AM 9:25 AM 3:53 PM 9:24 PM
Tue 4.1 ft. -0.2 ft. 3.8 ft. 1.4 ft.
Oct 6, 09 3:09 AM 10:00 AM 4:33 PM 9:54 PM
W ed 4.1 ft. -0.2 ft. 3.5 ft. 1.6 ft.
Oct 7, 09 3:37 AM 10:40 AM 5:18 PM 10:28 PM


Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.5 ft. 0.8 ft. 2.7 ft. 0.6 ft.
Oct 1, 09 1:07 AM 7:22 AM 1:18 PM 7:48 PM
Fri 2.6 ft. 0.6 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.6 ft.
Oct 2, 09 1:31 AM 7:57 AM 1:54 PM 8:15 PM
Sat 2.8 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.7 ft.
Oct 3, 09 1:53 AM 8:30 AM 2:30 PM 8:40 PM
Sun 2.9 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.8 ft.
Oct 4, 09 2:15 AM 9:02 AM 3:06 PM 9:07 PM
Mon 3.0 ft. -0.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 5, 09 2:37 AM 9:36 AM 3:45 PM 9:35 PM
Tue 3.0 ft. -0.1 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.0 ft.
Oct 6, 09 3:01 AM 10:11 AM 4:25 PM 10:05 PM
W ed 3.1 ft. -0.1 ft. 2.7 ft. 1.1 ft.
Oct 7, 09 3:29 AM 10:51 AM 5:10 PM 10:39 PM


Oct. 1 Oct. 7


Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.1 ft. 1.0 ft. 3.4 ft. 0.8 ft.
Oct 1, 09 1:51 AM 8:15 AM 2:02 PM 8:41 PM
Fri 3.3 ft. 0.7 ft. 3.5 ft. 0.8 ft.
Oct 2, 09 2:15 AM 8:50 AM 2:38 PM 9:08 PM
Sat 3.4 ft. 0.4 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 3, 09 2:37 AM 9:23 AM 3:14 PM 9:33 PM
Sun 3.5 ft. 0.2 ft. 3.6 ft. 1.0 ft.
Oct 4, 09 2:59 AM 9:55 AM 3:50 PM 10:00 PM
Mon 3.7 ft. -0.0 ft. 3.6 ft. 1.1 ft.
Oct 5, 09 3:21 AM 10:29 AM 4:29 PM 10:28 PM
Tue 3.8 ft. -0.1 ft. 3.5 ft. 1.3 ft.
Oct 6, 09 3:45 AM 11:04 AM 5:09 PM 10:58 PM
Wed 3.8 ft. -0.2 ft. 3.3 ft. 1.4 ft.
Oct 7, 09 4:13 AM 11:44 AM 5:54 PM 11:32 PM


St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.6 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.8 ft. 0.8 ft.
Oct 1, 09 12:59 AM 6:50 AM 1:10 PM 7:16 PM
Fri 2.8 ft. 0.8 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 2, 09 1:23 AM 7:25 AM 1:46 PM 7:43 PM
Sat 2.9 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 3, 09 1:45 AM 7:58 AM 2:22 PM 8:08 PM
Sun 3.0 ft. 0.2 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.1 ft.
Oct 4, 09 2:07 AM 8:30 AM 2:58 PM 8:35 PM
Mon 3.1 ft. -0.0 ft. 3.0 ft. 1.2 ft.
Oct 5, 09 2:29 AM 9:04 AM 3:37 PM 9:03 PM
Tue 3.2 ft. -0.2 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.4 ft.
Oct 6, 09 2:53 AM 9:39 AM 4:17 PM 9:33 PM
Wed 3.2 ft. -0.2 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.5 ft.
Oct 7, 09 3:21 AM 10:19 AM 5:02 PM 10:07 PM


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Cat Point
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High Tide
28 Min.
1 Hr., 53 Min.
1 Hr., 13 Min.
1 Hr 'R l Min


West Pass 1 Hr

'mtl Shell Point, Spring Creek


., 26 IV.l
., 26 Min.


Date High Low High Low
Thu 3.4 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 1, 09 1:12 AM 7:08 AM 1:23 PM 7:34 PM
Fri 3.6 ft. 0.8 ft. 3.8 ft. 0.9 ft.
Oct 2, 09 1:36 AM 7:43 AM 1:59 PM 8:01 PM
Sat 3.8 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.9 ft. 1.0 ft.
Oct 3, 09 1:58 AM 8:16 AM 2:35 PM 8:26 PM
Sun 3.9 ft. 0.2 ft. 4.0 ft. 1.2 ft.
Oct 4, 09 2:20 AM 8:48 AM 3:11 PM 8:53 PM
Mon 4.0 ft. -0.0 ft. 3.9 ft. 1.3 ft.
Oct 5, 09 2:42 AM 9:22 AM 3:50 PM 9:21 PM
Tue 4.1 ft. -0.2 ft. 3.8 ft. 1.5 ft.
Oct 6, 09 3:06 AM 9:57 AM 4:30 PM 9:51 PM
Wed 4.2 ft. -0.2 ft. 3.6 ft. 1.7 ft.
Oct 7, 09 3:34 AM 10:37 AM 5:15 PM 10:25 PM


Dog Island West End

Date High Low High Low
Thu 2.9 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.0 ft.
Oct 1, 09 1:16 AM 6:31 AM 12:56 PM 6:53 PM
Fri 2.9 ft. 1.0 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.1 ft.
Oct 2, 09 1:30 AM 7:08 AM 1:51 PM 7:19 PM
Sat 3.0 ft. 0.8 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.3 ft.
Oct 3, 09 1:42 AM 7:42 AM 2:43 PM 7:42 PM
Sun 3.1 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.6 ft.
Oct 4, 09 1:54 AM 8:14 AM 3:35 PM 8:04 PM
Mon 3.2 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.7 ft.
Oct 5, 09 2:10 AM 8:46 AM 4:29 PM 8:25 PM
Tue 3.4 ft. 0.2 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.9 ft.
Oct 6, 09 2:31 AM 9:21 AM 5:29 PM 8:48 PM
Wed 3.5 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.8 ft. 2.0 ft.
Oct 7, 09 2:57 AM 10:03 AM 6:37 PM 9:11 PM


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







First
Oct. 25



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Full
Oct. 3


Last
Oct. 10


New
Oct. 17


Major
Activity

Minor
Activity


Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
7:10 am 7:45am 8:18 am 8:50am 9:24 am 10:00 am 10:40 am
7:38pm 8:04pm 8:30pm 8:57pm 9:25 pm 9:55pm 10:29pm
1:16am 1:40am 2:02 am 2:23am 2:45 am 3:10am 3:37 am
1:25 pm 2:01pm 2:37 pm 3:14pm 3:52 pm 4:33 pm 5:18pm


W:Boating Emergencies
Coast Guard Station
Panam a City ...................... ................................ (850) 234-4228
Coast Guard Station
Y ankeetow n ......................................................... (352) 4- .
Coast Guard Auxiliary
St. Marks (Flotilla 12) .. (850) 906-0540
or .. 893-5137
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) ........................................ (850) 926-2606 .
or 926-5654 ,



SCoast Guard r

Auxiliary Reports

By Sherrie Alverson


Sunrise
Sunset
Moon rise
Moon set
Brightness


Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
7:30 am 7:31 am 7:31 am 7:32 am 7:33 am 7:33 am 7:34 am
7:22 pm 7:21 pm 7:19 pm 7:18 pm 7:17 pm 7:16 pm 7:15 pm
5:50 pm 6:19 pm 6:49 pm 7:21 pm 7:57 pm 8:38 pm 9:26 pm
5:02 am 5:58 am 6:54 am 7:52 am 8:53 am 9:56 am 11:00 am
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Your wandering report-
er finally decided to come
home. When I left for Geor-
gia my plans included only a
few days with my family in
the Columbus area.
My sister-in-law, Maxine,
who is more than 90 wasn't
well and wanted to see me.
After three days she felt so
much better that she urged
me to go see some of my
college friends and fellow
auxiliarists in Georgia.
My daughter and her hus-
band thought that was a nice
idea so off we went. More
than 500 miles later we were
back at their place. I spent
some more time with Max-
ine and I was thinking about
coming home the next day,
but Mac insisted we needed
to go boating Saturday on
Lake Oliver. He had a beau-
tiful new pontoon boat and
wanted to show it off.
It was indeed gorgeous
and equipped with all re-
quired safety devices, and
then some.
But we did run into some
problems channel mark-


ers, buoys, etc. It seemed as
though none of them were
navigational aids that I was
familiar with. My son-in-law
couldn't resist chiding me.
"You've been in the Coast
Guard Auxiliary forever, you
should know them." Okay,
so I will look them up when
I have the time.
I just called Jim McGill
for his report on Flotilla 13
(Shell Point) news. "Nothing,
but on Saturday I raced in
the ABYC's Dinghy Regatta.
Beth Hamilton will furnish
you with the information."
The following is her re-
port:
On Saturday, Sept. 26,
ABYC sailors raced off the
beach for the latest ABYC
Dinghy Regatta. It was that
perfect Puffin dinghy racing
day we had all been looking
for. The weather was very
warm and we had a nice
breeze to keep the boats
moving. It was great to have
two fleets, plus one, racing.
Participating in the Puffin
Fleet were "Cat" McLendon,
John Hamilton, Jim McGill


and Steve VanSkyver. Racing
in the Holders Fleet (Non-
Puffin) were John McBride,
Ted Gilbert and Alberto, an
FSU student.
Mark Lipsius was the only
entry in the Mllimeter Fleet,
but he had a fine time racing
against himself. (Sherrie's
note Marc is also a member
of Flotilla 13.)
Beth did not furnish a list
of the winners, but she did
congratulate Cat on winning
her first regatta, "Way to Go
Girl!"
When I called Jim McGill
regarding the winners' list,
his reply was a short "no"
and then he added, "I won
third, three times." And I
thought, that is better than


last for four times.
Their next Puffin dinghy
race will be held on Saturday,
Oct. 24.
Carolyn Brown Treadon's
report of Flotilla 12 at St
Marks has arrived.
Saturday, Coxswain Tim
Ashley was out on safety
patrol with Bob Asztalos,
Steve Hults and Rob Purvis
crewing. Everyone had a
great day on the water and
enjoyed seeing many of the
wonders our coast and rivers
have to offer. With the water
sampling back underway, the
crew collected water samples
to monitor for Red Tide. Bob
Asztalos will be sending
them off for testing.
The rest of the day was


spent on training exercises.
The crew decided to take our
AED equipment out on their
patrol, a way for us to help
maintain the safety of our
boaters. Several months ago,
we trained some members to
use the AED. Everyone had a
great day on the water, even
if the FSU game kept many
home and off the water.
On Friday night, we will
try once again to conduct
a night time ATON run to
verify all the channel mark-
ers are in good condition
and the lights are working
properly.
Our last efforts were
thwarted by Mother Na-
ture. We arrived out at the
Center Channel Marker to


be greeted with four to five
foot waves, and since we are
a crew that puts safety first,
we opted to return to calmer
and safer waters before night
fell.
On Saturday, we will also
hold our monthly meeting
on Oct. 3. It is hard to believe
that is already October.
That means for us that it
is also time for elections.
We will hold our election
for Flotilla Commander and
Flotilla Vice Commander at
the meeting for the upcom-
ing year. The meeting will
be held at the Crawfordville
Fire Station.
Remember safe boating is
no accident.


Parks commemorate Hispanic heritage
This time of year marks the significant contribution rivers, built and launched the panic heritage in Florida, visit
the start of Hispanic Heritage Hispanic heritage has on our first ships made by white www.floridahispanicheritage.
Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, state's history and culture and men in the New World. com.


and the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida Park Service is
celebrating by recognizing the
many Hispanic historical and
cultural resources preserved
at Florida's 160 state parks.
"Hispanic Heritage Month
is a great opportunity to
highlight the spirit of His-
panic heritage that exists in
Florida's state parks," said
DEP's Florida Park Service
Director, Mike Bullock. "Parks
such as De Leon Springs
and Fort Mose showcase


we encourage residents and
visitors alike to explore these
outstanding resources."
State Parks featuring His-
panic heritage and history
include:
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Depositions taken


in wetlands case


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Attorneys in the wetlands
lawsuit against the county
questioned Commission
Chairman Howard Kessler
recently about his failure to
turn over public records as
requested.
Reportedly, Kessler's po-
sition on public records re-
quests sought by attorneys
for Ronald Fred Crum and
Larry Tucker was that he did
not have to respond because
the requests for documents
were not addressed specifi-
cally to him.
He turned over some ad-
ditional e-mails being sought
by the lawyers, as well as
photographs of the Crum
property he took and gave to
county staff that prompted an
investigation into violations
of the wetlands ordinance.
The ordinance has found
invalid by Wakulla Circuit
Judge N. Sanders Sauls a few
weeks ago because of proce-
dural flaws in the way it was
enacted by the county.
At the deposition, held
on Tuesday, Sept. 15, a re-
porter with The News was
not allowed to attend. While
depositions are not neces-
sarily open under Florida's
Government-in-the-Sunshine
Law, the reporter asked to be
able to stay since the deposi-
tion was of a public official
being asked about public re-
cords matters and was being
held in a public building, the
county commission's confer-
ence room.
The attorney with Kessler
at the deposition, Gregory
Stewart of Nabors, Giblin
and Nickerson, requested the
reporter to leave.
Kessler's deposition went
on for four hours. The day
before, on Monday, Sept. 14,
Stewart filed a motion for
protective order to keep from
producing Kessler's county-
provided cell phone or Black-
berry, contending the request
was "overbroad and unduly
oppressive, as it almost cer-
tainly extends to numerous
areas which are not relevant
to these proceedings."
The motion also claimed
that the devices may contain
references to attorney-client
or other privileged materi-
als.
Besides Kessler and Stew-
art, others in the deposition
were County Attorney Ron
Mowrey and his associate
Rhonda DiVagno, plaintiff
Ronald Fred Crum and his
attorney Chris Lunny of the
Radey, Thomas, Yon and Clark
law firm, the lawyer for plain-
tiff Larry Tucker, David Kemp
of the Don Pumphrey law
firm, and a court reporter.
According to those in the
deposition, Kessler testified
that he believed he did not
have to respond to a request
for public records made by
Lunny because the lawyer
had addressed his request for
all county documents, e-mails
and other public records
related to the Crum-Tucker
wetlands case to Code En-
forcement Officer Jaime Baze
rather than him personally.
Questioned about how he
responded to other records
requests from the public,
Kessler reportedly told of
fulfilling records requests
for others such as resident
Michael Keys, who sent an
e-mail requesting records re-
lated to Attorney Mowrey.
Kessler reportedly pulled
those records and took them
to Keys' home and charged
him nothing, according to an
attorney who attended the
deposition.
It was noted that Kessler
did not provide records re-
quested by Crum and Tucker,
though they have reportedly
paid thousands of dollars
to the county for copies of
materials.
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asked if the commissioner
wanted him to go ahead and
pull e-mails related to the
Crum-Tucker case. Kessler
reportedly told him no, indi-
cating he did not intend to
respond to the Crum-Tucker
request, officials in the room
said.
Assistant Planner Melissa
Corbett was also deposed
that day as she was tasked
with compiling much of the
public records requested as
part of the case.
The depositions are in the
process of being transcribed
by the court reporter.
In January, Kessler sent an
e-mail to Assistant County Ad-
ministrator Lindsay Stevens
about "massive wetlands vio-
lations" on Crum's Panacea
property. He also submitted
digital photographs he took
of the land.
Crum has said he was
building duck ponds on his
property. He and neighbor-
ing landowner Larry Tucker
were both charged with vio-
lating the county's wetlands
ordinance, which is intended
to protect isolated wetlands
larger than 1,000 square feet,
but too small to fall under
state or federal jurisdiction.
In a tit-for-tat, Crum filed
a complaint against Kessler,
and the commissioner was
cited for a violation because
he mowed within 75 feet
of a pond on his Panacea
property.
County Attorney Mowrey
opined that all three ponds -
Crum's, Tucker's and Kessler's
- were artificial and thus
exempt from the wetlands or-
dinance. Stevens created her
own legal analysis that rein-
stated charges against Crum
and Tucker, but dropped the
case against Kessler.
Crum and Tucker sub-
sequently filed a lawsuit
in circuit court seeking a
declaratory judgment that
the wetlands ordinance was
invalid because the county
did not follow the law in en-
acting it such as not meet-
ing advertising requirements,
not delivering the ordinance
within 10 days to the Depart-
ment of State, and not having
it reviewed by the planning
commission as required by
law since it deals with land
development.
Judge Sauls has ruled the
ordinance is invalid, and ex-
pressed considerable concern
about the procedure by which
the county enforced it us-
ing cease-and-desist orders
to stop any further activity,
when state law gives no such
authority for that kind of en-
forcement.
While that count of the
lawsuit is resolved, still pend-
ing is a second count related
to allegations that Kessler
failed to provide public re-
cords.
There is also still pending
the issue of how much the
county should have to pay in
attorney fees for Crum and
Tucker given the court's
determination that the men
were justified in bringing
the lawsuit to protect their
rights from the wrongful act
of the county in addition
to whatever monetary dam-
ages, if any, they may seek
to collect.
The county is paying to
have two law firms in the
lawsuit as well: Longtime
Attorney Mowrey's contract
expires on Sept. 30 and the
Nabors law firm is set to take
over Oct. 1.
At Kessler's request, and
with the board's approval, the
Nabors law firm was brought
in on the Crum-Tucker case
because Kessler indicated he
had no confidence in Mow-
rey, whom he has alleged is
working against him.


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a different issue.
Routa said that, while
meeting with Kessler to dis-
cuss pulling those e-mails, he


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 Page 13A

Lawmakers to seek TRIM petitions


Sunshine measure


Two lawmakers hope
simplicity and transpar-
ency will allow Floridians
to be the watchdogs of
their government.
State Senator Dan Gel-
ber (D-Miami Beach) and
State Representative Keith
Fitzgerald (D-Sarasota) an-
nounced they will be ask-
ing the legislature to put a
constitutional amendment
on the 2010 ballot designed
to make the state budget
process more transparent
and open to the public.
The amendment in-
cludes the following key
provisions:
Appropriations bills
must be written in plain
language, so Floridians can
clearly understand where
their money will be spent,
and what revenue will pay
for it.
Requires all confer-
ence committee business
between two or more mem-
bers to be conducted in a
noticed public meeting.
"Too much of the peo-
ple's business is done with-
out public oversight," said
Sen. Gelber. "It's time for
the Florida Legislature to
apply greater transparency
to its own deliberations."


The proposal will also
address the growing prob-
lem of the openness of the
overall legislative process.
In addition to the key bud-
get provisions, the amend-
ment will provide two key
components designed to
make the legislature more
open:
Prohibiting floor
amendments to proposed
bills in the last five days
of a regular session or
anytime during a special
session, unless they are
passed by a three-fourths
vote.
Giving circuit court
clear authority to hear
challenges pertaining to
open records and creates a
"reasonableness standard"
for open records in order
to make it harder for the
legislature to reject open
records requests.
"Floridians have a right
to hold their legislators
accountable and this con-
stitutional amendment
aims to restore faith in the
legislative process," said
Rep. Fitzgerald. "We must
throw open the doors of
the legislature to shine the
light of day on the people's
business."


Dissmore will shoot

baskets for charity


A face familiar to Wakulla
County residents will at-
tempt to break a world record
for free-throw shooting.
Perry Dissmore, a former
All-American and All-Confer-
ence player for his college
basketball team in Minne-
sota, thinks he can break
the world record. The record
for most free throws made
in one hour is 1,663. He has
pledged to donate his tal-
ent and effort to Boys and


Girls Missionary Challenge
(BGMC). Individuals are in-
vited to make pledges for
each basket he makes and
perhaps a bonus amount if
he breaks the record. He will
be making his attempt at
Chipola College in Marianna
on Friday, Oct. 9.
The event is being spon-
sored by the West Florida
Chapter of BGMC. For more
information, visit www.
bgmc,org.


Church News


Love Center plans
yard sale
The Crawfordville Love
Center and pastors Robert
and Francella Wilson will
host a church yard sale at
8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The
church is located at 18 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Me-
morial Road in Crawford-
ville. The sale will feature
odds and ends, clothing and
something for everyone. Ev-
eryone is invited to attend.

Crawfordville FBC to host
men's breakfast
First Baptist Church of
Crawfordville is hosting its
monthly Men's Breakfast on
Saturday, Oct. 10. Southern
Baptist men in the United
States and Canada will be
joining Baptist men in Great
Britain and Nigeria for a
somewhat simultaneous
men's breakfast.
The October Men's Fel-
lowship Breakfast at FBCC
will include the usual break-
fast food and fellowship
with a special extra empha-
sis on the bigger picture.
The Bigger Breakfast fo-
cus will be on missions
and World Hunger Sunday
which is being observed by
Southern Baptist churches
on Oct. 11.
The Bigger Breakfast
theme is about mission
action both in the commu-
nity and beyond. Men in
the community are invited
to attend this free event,
Donations of canned goods
and non-perishable items
will be collected and given
to support the FBCC's food
ministry which is open each
Monday night to serve the
local community. Donations
to help cover part of the meal
will also be accepted. The
breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
and concludes by 9:30 am.
For more information, visit
www.namb.net or contact
Rick Parks at reslparks@em-
barqmail.com. Reservations
not required, but advance
notice is appreciated,

Panacea church plans
homecoming
Panacea Congregational
Holiness Church will be
hosting a Homecoming Re-
vival Wednesday, Oct. 7
through Friday, Oct. 9. Ser-


vices begin at 7:30 p.m. The
guest speaker will be Rev.
Henry Thornton.
A supper will be held
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
and the Sunday service will
be held at 11 a.m.

St. Teresa cooking class-
es, supper on Thursdays
On Thursday, St. Teresa
Episcopal Church will be
holding cooking classes,
supper and fellowship at the
church from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
followed by Bible study from
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The current
lessons are on forgiveness.
Everyone is invited to at-
tend.

Trinity Lutheran to host
Oktoberfest fundraiser
Trinity Lutheran Church
(TLC) will host an Okto-
berfest fundraiser Saturday,
Oct. 3.
The day will begin at 8
a.m. with a pancake break-
fast, the sale of baked goods
and yard sale items. An Ok-
toberfest lunch will consist
of grilled bratwurst, kielbasa,
hot dogs, sauerkraut, German
potato salad, cole slaw and
German chocolate cake.
Good food, visiting with
friends and music all day
will guarantee a good time
for everyone. For updates on
the Oktoberfest visit the TLC
web site at www.lutheran-
sonline.com/trinityofwakul-
la. For information, e-mail
tonysusie@yahoo.com.
Trinity Lutheran Church is
located at 3254 Coastal High-
way, across from Wakulla
High School or behind Eden
Springs, off Hwy. 319 for a
day of fun.

Youth group hosts
fundraiser
The Ochlockonee Bay
United Methodist Church
youth group will host a fall
fundraiser yard sale, bake
sale, barbecue chicken din-
ner with chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw, a roll and
dessert for $7 on Saturday,
Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The dinner will be served
from noon until 2 p.m.
The church will also be
taking orders for the Angel
Food Ministries. The church
is located at 2780 Surf Road,
984-0127.


Continued from Page 1A
In an analysis provided
to commissioners at their
Tuesday, Sept. 22 meeting,
staff reported that, as of two
weeks earlier, several prop-
erty owners from Wakulla
Gardens, Magnolia Gardens,
Lake Ellen and Greiner's
Addition responded to the
notice.
Fourteen property owners
expressed interest in merg-
ing their contiguous lots,
nine for trading, 43 in selling
their property, four to donate
and five said not sure.
Those subdivisions, plus
Panacea Place (from which
no property owners had
responded), have small lots
that do not meet current
zoning and building require-
ments. Some of the proper-
ties, like those in Wakulla
Gardens, were sold as nov-
elties at the World's Fair
and other locations so that
Northerners could say they


owned land in Florida.
Facing increasing devel-
opment in those neighbor-
hoods, especially in Wakulla
Gardens, commissioners
had considered a multi-mil-
lion dollar project to bring
county sewer service to
some units.
Artz had objected on
philosophical grounds to
running sewer lines up and
down streets as only put-
ting in the infrastructure
that would just encourage
Wakulla Gardens to be built
out. Rather, she said, the
board should look at alter-
natives, such as clustering
growth and leaving more
open space, and rather than
sewering, look at cluster
systems for wastewater treat-
ment.
As part of the effort to
move growth in a different
direction, Artz sought, and
the board approved, notices
being put in the Truth In


Millage mail-outs that said,
the donation of property
"may assist the county to
create a park or other public
amenity. Other benefits for
donating your property in-
clude a possible deduction
from the donation on your
income tax and no more
property taxes on the lot. Lot
mergers would help to:
1. Reduce impervious sur-
face and stormwater runoff;
2. Reduce density, reduce
traffic congestion, and may
improve quality of life for
residents;
3. Your property taxes
may be lower, and some of
your processing fees may be
waived by the County."
In other matters:
The board approved a
resolution to accept more
than $650,000 in federal
stimulus money that flowed
through the state for the
county's weatherization pro-
gram.


The county Weatheriza-
tion Assistance Program
offers help in improving
the energy efficiency of low-
income homes with weather
stripping, insulation for at-
tics and walls, repair for
drafty windows and doors,
and new heating and cooling
systems.
The income requirements
have been expanded to
those making 200 percent
of the poverty level which
means a family of four mak-
ing $44,100 a year qualifies
under the guidelines.
The board approved by
a vote of 4-1 a bill from Coun-
ty Attorney Ron Mowrey for
$40,305 for legal services.
Chairman Howard Kes-
sler brought the matter to
the attention of other board
members, and voted against
paying it.
Mowrey has been paid
$291,530 as of Sept. 22.


Wakulla may lose Green Living Expo


Sustainable Big Bend has
brought to Wakulla County
the Green Living Expo and
the Tours of Green Homes
and Gardens for the past
three years.
The response from the Big
Bend area public has been
tremendous with more than
700 people in attendance at
each of these free events.
Now the question is "Are
there sufficient, devoted vol-
unteers in Wakulla County to
plan and execute this great
event?"
In past years, the leader-
ship has come from a small
group of women who com-
prise the Sustainable Big
Bend Board of Directors and
their friends.
The main events have
been held on the Saturday
after the St. Patrick's Day
Parade and the Green Home
Tours have been held later,
on or around Earth Day.
Several key people involved
in the planning of the events
have moved out of state.
In 2010, the Wakulla Wild-
life Festival will be on the
weekend usually reserved
for the Expo to celebrate
an anniversary of Florida's
State Parks.
A decision to continue
or discontinue the event
must be made soon. Sustain-
able Big Bend has consid-
ered sponsoring a series of


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smaller events such as the
Smart Living-Save Energy,
Save Money event which will
be held on Oct. 8, or iden-
tifying an alternative date
and continue the one day
Expo event with or without
the Green Homes Tour. A
third option is to collaborate
with organizations in Leon
County for a major event to
be held either in Wakulla or
Leon counties.
What would be needed
for any of the options is the
concern and serious commit-
ment from many people to
work on one or more specific
aspects of planning in order
to provide a successful event
that will help families and
businesses become more
sustainable in their daily
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Commissioner Lynn Artz shares a piece of her cal

Birthday wishes and


County Commissioner
Lynn Artz celebrated her
birthday on Monday, Sept.
28, sharing birthday cake
with people who attended
a workshop on amendments
to the county's comprehen-
sive growth plan held at the
senior center. Artz had two
cakes from Myra Jean's Bak-
ery, a white cake with but-
terflies and ladybugs, and a


chocolate cake that featured
a map of Wakulla County
with its rivers and towns.
About 20 people attended
the workshop, conducted by
consultants of Kimley-Horn
Associates, which sought
public comment on pro-
posed changes on updates
to the comp plan which
is the policies that guide
local growth. Four stations


ke with a well-wisher.

a meeting
were set up, each with in-
formation on three different
elements within the comp
plan, and the strikethrough/
underline language that is
being considered. Commis-
sioners have a four-hour
workshop to discuss changes
to the comp plan set for Oct.
15 beginning at 5 p.m.
Photo by William
Snowden.


Drywall help could be on way


Continuing his efforts to
provide relief to homeowners
devastated by the defective
drywall crisis, State Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres)
on Thursday, Sept. 24 called
upon Governor Charlie Crist
to add the issue to any special
session convened prior to the
Legislature's spring start date.
"Florida is at the epicenter of
the defective drywall plague,"
said Sen. Aronberg. "Florida's
families are being driven from
their homes and the prices
of homes are plunging even
deeper into the ground."


Since Sen. Aronberg first
called for a task force to assess
the issue in April, the state
has investigated the causes of
drywall deterioration and is cur-
rently synthesizing data with
the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control.
But there has been no move-
ment to convene a broad-based
panel of experts as Senator
Aronberg has recommend-
ed. Thus far, action by the
governor's inter-agency group
remains stalled pending the
outcome of laboratory tests the
state insists are needed prior


to launching any meaningful
remediation attempts.
"Understanding the science
behind this issue is critical, but
there is more to the solution
than just test tubes and micro-
scopes," said Sen. Aronberg.
"The Legislature has the ability
to assist homeowners and busi-
nesses now." A bill to create a
task force wil be filed.


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Glover is wed to Pearson
Stephanie Denise Glover .
of Crawfordville and Justin .. .
Wade Pearson of Crawford-
ville were married Sept.
4 at the Ochlockonee Bay ,
Methodist Church. Pastor
Kevin Hall officiated the
ceremony.
The bride is the daugh-
ter of Gary and Starlene
Glover of Perry, formerly of
Crawfordville. The groom .
is the son of Larry Pearson
of Crawfordville and Cheryl
Pearson of Bradenton.
The maid of honor was
Mandy Stubbs of Wood-
ville, cousin of the bride.
The bridesmaids were So-
nya Glover of Perry, sister
of the bride, and Kristen
Pearson of Bradenton, sis-
ter of the groom. The flow-
er girl was Paige Pearson
of Crawfordville, sister of
the groom.
The best man was Den-
nis Pearson of Crawford-
ville, brother of the groom.
The groomsmen were
James Harrison of Craw- Mr. and Mrs. Justin W. Pearson
fordville and Billy Hertdog A reception was held took a honeymoon trip to
of Bradenton, cousin of the at the Bistro at Wildwood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and
groom. Country Club. The couple reside in Crawfordville.

Veterans are needed for post


Some local veterans are
hoping to gain the interest
of other Wakulla County
veterans to form an AM-
VETS post in Wakulla. All
veterans who have been


honorable discharged or
released from any military
service are eligible to join.
It takes just 10 veterans to
form the post and organiz-
ers have eight veterans


already.
To join the post, contact
Jim Lawlor, District Com-
mander, at 697-2329 or
e-mail him at AMVETSDF-
PRO@aol.com.


2nd Annual

Music Festival and Silent Auction

Great Time for a Great Cause!


Jacque Eubanks
Sept. 2009 Winner
T ?iank You So Much!

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Great Music Featuring:

Coon Bottom Creek

Tupelo Railroad

Swingin' Harpoon Blues Band

Trafton Harvey

And More!


Food, Drink and Beer

Horse Patty Raffle

Silent Auction

Photo Contest

Local Artists

And Vendors


Come out and support Florida Wild Mammal Association
All Proceeds to benefit injured and orphaned wildlife.

Harvey Young Farm

196 Harvey Young Farm Rd. Crawfordville FL.

Saturday October 10, 2009 11 am 5pm

Tickets: $10 PER CAR (8 seat belted persons maximum)
www.wakullawildlife.org
Sponsored By: Progress Energy Harvey-Young Farm Cone
Distributors Shirley Wise & Associates Wakulla Park & Rec


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Business ribbon cut


Member Spotlight


Name of Business:
Wakulla Carpet Brokers.
Name of Owner/Contact:
Curt Daniels Owner.
Business Address:
29 Feli Way, Crawfordville.
Telephone Number:
926-8009.
E-mail:
curt@wakullacarpetbrokers.com.
Website/URL:
www.wakullacarpetbrokers.com


Chamber members with Bill Webster and Susan Schatzman as the ribbon is cut.


On July 6, Attorney Bill Web-
ster opened the new William
H. Webster Law Office in Craw-
fordville.
A ribbon cutting was held on
Sept. 15 to officially mark the
opening of the law office. Bill is
a former resident of Sopchoppy
and originally opened his office
in Crawfordville next to the
courthouse where he practiced
from 1975 to 2001.
In 2001, he moved to Key
West to pursue the excellent
fishing there and opened a
private practice. While he loved
Key West and the new friends
he made, Wakulla County called
him back. Bill recently came
back to Wakulla County to be
close to his family and the
community that he has always
loved.
Webster served as Sopchop-
py City Commission Attorney


\,

Paul Johnson
Wakulla County Chamber
of Commerce President
Mark your calendars for the
Wakulla County Chamber of
Commerce's "Shop Local" Wakul-
la kick-off event which will be
held Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Historic Wakulla County
Courthouse.
The chamber will be unveil-
ing our "Shop Local" advertising
campaign complete with the


from 1978 to 2001, Carrabelle
City Attorney from 1985 to 2001,
Panacea Area Water System At-
torney from 1981 to 2001, was
an Assistant Public Defender
for Franklin County, and was a
Conflict Attorney for the entire
Second Judicial Circuit in crimi-
nal, juvenile and dependency
cases.
With deep roots in Wakulla
County, Bill has served on the
Wakulla County Recreation
Board and was instrumental in
obtaining the Medart Recreation
Park property from Angus Laird,
to be developed into the park
for the recreation programs. He
has also been an active volun-
teer with the Lady War Eagle
sports boosters club at Wakulla
High School and coached youth
football and baseball.
The law office will focus on
family law, dependency cases,


unveiling of a billboard and
other promotions designed to
encourage Wakulla County resi-
dents and visitors to patronize
local merchants for their goods
and services.
As part of the kick-off event,
the chamber has come up with
a unique way to showcase goods
and services by providing busi-
nesses with the opportunity to
participate in a "Shop Local"
Wakulla Trade Fair. Wakulla
County businesses will be al-
lowed to set up a table in the
adjacent parking lot to display
a sample of their inventory or
information about the services
they provide to the public at
no cost.
As a special bonus, many
of the local restaurants will be
participating in "A Little Taste
of Wakulla" during the event
by providing samples of their
culinary delights and take-out
menus to take home. If you are
a restaurant and would like to


estate planning and probate,
real estate and general civil liti-
gation. Bill has been a member
of the Florida Bar for 34 years
and is an experienced trial
lawyer.
Susan Schatzman is serv-
ing as Office Administrator.
A resident of Wakulla County
for 28 years, Susan brings her
knowledge of Wakulla County
and her skills of office manage-
ment to the firm.
"We welcome our old friends
and look forward to meeting
new friends and serving Wakul-
la County," Webster said. The
initial consultation is free.
The William H. Webster Law
Office is located at 4395 Craw-
fordville Highway in Medart
south of the library. Please stop
by to say hello or call them at
926-2561 or e-mail WHWebster@ s
embarqmail.com.


helps everyone in
participate in the "Shop Local" pers and potential customers in
campaign, the chamber is still the greater Big Bend area with
accepting sponsorships. special discounts and values. Be
Finally, the chamber will sure and visit the chamber table
be unveiling its "Shop Local to find out about how this can
Passport." This punch-card pro- benefit your business and how
motional piece will be part of you can participate.
the "Shop Local" advertising Since the public will be in-
blitz and will reach out to shop- vited to join the chamber for


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counties.
How long in business in Wakulla
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What made you decide to locate your
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Welch pens her third book Progress Energy wins


Michelle Rose Welch is
a Wakulla County author/
poet who has recently
published her third book.
It is available for pre-or-
der.
She has published
books of poetry and short
stories.
The name of her new
book is "Where Is The
Bubbly?"
"I write to inspire oth-
ers to follow their dreams
just as I have done," she
said.
Welch started a writers
group which meets once
a month at the Wakulla
County Library.
Her goals are to help
other writers find their
way into publishing.
She also plans to start
a program where she can
help those who can't read
or write.
"Fighting illiteracy in
our country and others
is possible," she said. "It
is something I have been
trying to do by means of
spreading the word on the
Internet."
She continues to reach
out by e-mailing, blogging
and word of mouth. She


Welch book cover
has a Myspace and Face-
book account where she
always encourages others
to help anyone they know
to read and write,
"Spreading awareness
about illiteracy in our
country is something I am
truly passionate about,"
she added,
Her third book will take
the reader on an emo-
tional ride.
She writes poems about
hardships in her life, suf-
fering, faith, emotional
pains, finding courage,
overcoming fears, love and
life in general.


* Real Estate Transactions (Residential and Commercial)
* Estate Planning-- Wills, Power ofAttomey, Living Wills, Trusts
* Business Planning and Incorporations


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Michelle Rose Welch
"You will walk away
from this book feeling
refreshed and inspired,"
she concluded.
To find out more about
Michelle Rose Welch, go
to http://www.myspace.
com/fightingforlitera-
cynow or http://www.
facebook.com/chloes-
mom32. If you would
like to contact her to
purchase a signed copy
of her book, or informa-
tion on the monthly writ-
ers group. Contact her at
proudmomofchloe@aol.
com.


Girl Scouts kickoff annual


Fall Product sale in October


The Girl Scout Council
of the Florida Panhandle's
(GSCFP) annual Fall Product
sale is now underway. Girl
Scouts from across the 19
counties of the Panhandle are
taking preorders through Oct.
12. Delicious nuts and candy
products are available for pur-
chase through Nov. 13.
The Fall Product program
is an important part of Girl
Scouting. Just like Girl Scout
Cookies, the Fall Product sale
is a literacy program that
teaches girls about the world
of business including: set-
ting and achieving goals and
working as a team.
"The Fall Product Program
is an excellent opportunity
for girls to learn financial
responsibility as well as how
to plan, set goals, manage fi-
nances, and provide customer
service," said Raslean M. Al-
len, CEO of GSCFP.
The money earned through


the Fall Product program ben-
efits individual troops as well
as the Council. Each item a
troop sells earns a profit for
their troop, which further
teaches girls how to plan
and save money. Each item
sold also earns money for
the Council. They money is
used to support the mission
of Girl Scouting through pro-
grams for girls, camperships,
and opportunity grants which
ensure that Girl Scouts is
available to all girls.
This year's nuts and candy
tasty lineup includes: Mint
Meltaways in a commemora-
tive Girl Scout Reflections
Tin, Caramel Treasures in
a commemorative Holiday
Snowman Tin, Peanut But-
ter Dreams, Deluxe Pecan
Clusters Chocolate Covered
Peanuts, Chocolate Covered
Almonds, Chocolate Covered
Raisins, Whole Cashews,
Pistachios, Fruit Slices, Cran-


berry Nut Mix, and Hot Cajun
Crunch.
In addition to selling nuts
and candy, girls have the
opportunity to participate in
the QSP Time, Inc. program.
Through this program girls
earn money for their troop
by selling magazine subscrip-
tions and renewals, often
with savings up to 85 percent
off newsstand prices.
The Girl Scout Council
of the Florida Panhandle
invites girls from kindergar-
ten to twelfth grade, to join
the adventure and empower
themselves through courage,
confidence and character,
to make the world a better
place. Currently, the council
serves 7,150 girls and 2,400
volunteers across 19 counties
of the Florida Panhandle. To
volunteer or join Girl Scouts,
contact the local council office
at (850) 386-2131 or visit www.
gscfp.org.


Jobless rate down in Wakulla


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Even as the national rate
of unemployment rose in
August, the jobless rate in
Wakulla County was down
last month, according to
the state Agency for Work-
force Innovation.
Wakulla's unemploy-
ment rate was 7.2 percent
in August, down from 7.4
percent in July.
Florida's jobless rate
was down to 10.7 percent
in August from 10.8 in July,
but was still higher than
the U.S. unemployment of
9.7 percent, which was an
increase from 9.4 percent a
month earlier.
Florida's rate represents
984,000 jobless people out
of a labor force of 9.1 mil-
lion.
"The relative stability of
Florida's unemployment
rate over the past few
months is encouraging,"
said AWI Director Cynthia
Lorenzo. "We anticipate
improvement in Florida's
job market in the second
quarter of next year and are
already seeing glimmers of


hope to that effect."
The number of people in
Wakulla's labor force was
down in August totaling
15,186 people of which
14,093 were employed and
1,093 were unemployed.
In July, there were 15,245
people counted in the
labor force, with 14,122
employed and 1,123 unem-
ployed.
Of 67 counties in Florida,
Wakulla had the seventh
lowest unemployment. The
lowest unemployment was
in Liberty County with a
5.6 unemployment rate.
The highest was in Hen-
dry County, where the rate
was 16.4 percent, while
Flagler and Indian River
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had unemployment over
15 percent. Forty counties
reported unemployed over
10 percent.
The Tallahassee Met-
ropolitan Statistical Area,
which includes Wakul-
la, Leon, Jefferson and
Gadsden counties for the
purpose of market analy-
sis, had a sharp decrease,
down to 7.4 percent in
August from 7.9 percent
in July.
Of 23 MSAs in the state,
the Tallahassee area con-
tinued to have one of the
lowest rates only the Ft.
Walton Beach-Crestview-
Destin at 6.9 percent and
the Gainesville MSA at 7.3
percent were lower.
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William H Webster
Attorney At Law
, Family Law Probate
, Dependency Civil Litigation
, Real Property
850-926-2561
4395 Crawfordville Hwy.
South of Crawfordville


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Phone 926-8245 Fax 926-2396
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a national award


Progress Energy [NYSE:
PGN] has been named one
of the Top Utilities in Eco-
nomic Development by Site
Selection magazine for the
seventh time in the last
eight years.
The magazine's September
2009 issue selected Progress
Energy as one of 10 winning
utilities based on its role in
helping to generate 8,342
new jobs and more than $2.5
billion in capital investment
in the Carolinas and Florida
service areas in 2008.
"During these challeng-
ing economic times, we are
extremely pleased to be
recognized by Site Selection
magazine for helping to
bring thousands of quality
jobs and capital investment
to the communities in our
service areas," said Bill John-
son, chairman, president
and CEO of Progress Energy,
"Economic development
is a team effort. This suc-
cess was made possible by
our economic development
team's close collaboration


with business and economic
development partners at
the local, state and regional
levels as well as the ongoing
support of our company's
energy delivery profession-
als."
The Top Utilities list is
released annually by the
editors of Site Selection
magazine. Selection criteria
include the number and
type of new and expanded
facilities that have located
in a utility's service area, the
most new jobs and capital
investment created (in total
and per capital and the new
programs and services devel-
oped for attracting economic
activity.
The magazine's Top Utili-
ties designation evaluates
the utilities' coordinated
efforts with other agencies,
takes into account responses
from site selection consul-
tants and corporate end
users, and considers the
utilities' own investment in
new generation, transmis-
sion and renewable energy


projects.
"The best utility economic
developers lead the way
toward high-impact projects
and the low-carbon econo-
my all at once," says Adam
Bruns, managing editor of
Site Selection. "Helping com-
panies meet sustainability
and efficiency targets is be-
coming just as important as
incentives or special power
rates in sustaining new or
existing corporate opera-
tions and expansions."
Site Selection magazine is
published by Atlanta-based
Conway Data Inc. The maga-
zine delivers expansion plan-
ning information to 44,000
executives of fast-growing
firms.
Progress Energy Florida,
a subsidiary of Progress
Energy, provides electricity
and related services to more
than 1.6 million customers
in Florida. The company is
headquartered in St. Peters-
burg, and covers a territory
of more than 20,000 square
miles.


Business red tape is cut


Legislation passed in the
2009 Legislative Session that
cuts through red tape and
streamlines business processes
goes into effect Oct. 1. High-
lights from the laws that go into
effect Oct.1 include:
Removes signature no-
tarization requirements for all
applications and renewals in
order to facilitate electronic
submittals;
Eliminates requirement
for Certified Public Accoun-
tants to complete the State
Laws & Rules Exam in order to
renew their license, since they
must already complete these to
meet the national certification


requirements;
Limits the attorney exemp-
tion for Real Estate Continuing
Education requirements to at-
torneys that are in good stand-
ing with the Florida Bar;
Eliminates the practical
portion of the barber exam;
Removes the requirement
that an applicant for a registered
contractor's license provide a
copy of his local Occupational
License;
Authorizes the Florida
State Boxing Commission to
adopt criteria for approval of
certain amateur sanctioning
organizations and to adopt
health and safety standards for


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El Jalisco
Food Mart
Hamaknocker's
Karol's Korner Petro
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Senior Center
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Prohibits a person from
advertising or holding himself
out as a "talent agent" or "tal-
ent agency" unless licensed
as such;
Requires talent agencies
to provide certain records to
the department for inspection
upon request; and,
Eliminates the application
and issuance of the Qualified
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tion companies.
Makes permanent the
two-year pilot program for local
governments to allow patrons'
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Chamber Chatter Mixing it up with the Chamber


Marcia Mitchell


Workforce plus adds
Mitchell to board
Workforce plus is pleased
to announce that Marcia
Mitchell with CSG Systems
has been appointed to serve
on the Workforce plus Board
of Directors.
Marcia Mitchell is a Human
Resources Business Partner
with CSG Systems, Inc. In this
role, she is responsible for
performing a wide variety of
activities, such as recruitment
and employment, compensa-
tion, benefits, employee rela-
tions and training.
Additionally, Mitchell acts
as a consultant to help facili-
tate HR related issues; assist in
the development and adminis-
tration of policies; lead change
and help Human Resources
become more whole-company
focused; and promote deeper
HR involvement in the busi-
ness


Patrick Hutto


Workforce plus adds Hutto
to the board
Workforce plus is pleased
to announce that Patrick Hutto
of St. Marks Powder has been
appointed to serve on the
Workforce plus Board of Di-
rectors. Hutto will serve as a
representative from a private
business in Wakulla County.
With this new appoint-
ment, Hutto brings more than
10 years of Human Resource
Management experience in-
cluding recruiting, hiring,
counseling and labor relations.
He received his Bachelor's of
Science degree in Human
Resources Management from
Auburn University. Through
his position at St. Marks Pow-
der, he has been a constant
figure at all local job fairs
and recruiting events and has
been instrumental in hiring
a number of Workforce plus
participants.
If you are interested in
serving on the Workforce plus
Board of Directors, please
contact their office at (850)
414-6085 or through e-mail to
wfp@wfplus.org.


Bootcamp comes
to Crawfordville
For more than four years,
Laurel Blackburn and Mike
Alvarez have whipped Talla-
hassee residents into the best
shape of their lives.
Since Sept. 15, Wakulla
County residents had the op-
portunity to rise and shine
for some of the same as they
brought Bootcamp Fitness &
Training to its new location
in Crawfordville.
Local residents searching
for a workout like no other
need look no further than the
Wakulla Dance Academy at 56
Rainbow Drive, where they're
more likely to find old tires,
fire hoses and telephone poles
being used as equipment than
the latest fitness technology.
In these classes, partici-
pants will sweat and strain
their way to lower body fat,
higher performance and better
overall health in a program
that emphases success over
style.
Working side-by-side with
other class members or one-
on-one with a personal trainer,
men and women of all fitness
levels are encouraged to push
their limits and pull them-
selves up off the pavement
again and again through posi-
tive reinforcement delivered in
drill sergeant style. For many,
it's just the motivation they
need.
"So many of our clients
have changed their lives
through our program," said
Laurel. "One client just hit
her 100-pound weight loss
goal last week. Another just
celebrated four years with us
and, along with several other
boot campers, competed in
her first Triathalon this sum-
mer." As different as they
may be, Laurel believes all
her clients share something
in common. "No matter what
your individual goals are, it's
about changing your life and
becoming part of the life you
always wish you had. We help
them to do that," she said.
Bootcamp Fitness & Train-
ing is an award-winning train-
ing facility headquartered in
Tallahassee that offers com-
prehensive physical fitness
programs for men and women.
Their approach blends time-
tested techniques, individual
attention and an emphasis on
group camaraderie that adds
motivation and eliminates
monotony.
More information can be
found by visiting BootCamp-
FitnessAndTraining.com.

CHAT receives
software services
CHAT of Wakulla recent-
ly secured the services of
WaveCrest Software's Memo
Backup, an online backup ser-
vice. We did not have a backup
system and were always afraid
of a computer crashing and
losing our vital data and
files. Installation was quick
and painless. The service is
inexpensive and now we do
not have to worry anymore
as data is backed up daily.
Should the computer ever
crash, WaveCrest Software will


be able to restore all the files.
We are thankful to have this
very affordable service avail-
able in our community.
Petra Shuff
CHAT President

Member wins Tourist
Development Council bid
Graphic Visions Design
Studio has just won a bid to
redesign a new Wakulla area
map. This colorful map will
serve as a guide for tourists
who come into the area look-
ing for things to do. A few
things to be added to the map
will be canoe areas along with
boating ramps, historic sites,
bird watching areas, parks
and hiking/biking trails. Kim
Campbell, owner and design-
er, is excited to be working
with the Tourist Development
Council on making this project
something useful for tourists
for years to come.

They are Talk o'
The Town
I would personally like to
welcome Talk O' The Town
Deli. Most people who know
me know that I love to eat.
When I order a luncheon
salad, I expect a salad that fills
me up and that is exactly what
you get there. The sandwiches
and paninis I have tried so
far have all been delicious
and I am looking forward to
the homemade soups once
it cools off. Keep it up Geri
and lots of luck in your new
business!
Petra Shuff

Business Mixer
The October Wakulla Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce
Business Mixer will be held
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15 at Hook
Wreck Henry's in Panacea.

New Members
New chamber members
this month include: Paige
Killeen of Wakulla Discount
Liquors, Jeff Brittain of Preble
Rish, Inc. and Jon Jurhs of
Plaza Corp, Crawfordville Cen-
ter, LLC.

Reverse mortgages
are way to go
Reverse Mortgages are do-
ing so much more than they
used to these days. This year
HUD celebrates the anniver-
sary of Reverse Mortgages.
HECM Reverse mortgages are
20 years old this year. Created
by FHA and HUD and signed
into law by President Reagan.
If you are over 62 years old
or know someone who is.
Tell them to find out more.
Reverse Mortgages can help
in foreclosures. Reverse mort-
gages can help before bank-
ruptcy or after discharge, or
in a senior divorce or death of
a spouse. Reverse mortgages
can help seniors/retirees buy
homes now in 2009 and use
the new federal tax credit of
$8,000, too with loan limits up
to $625,500.
Michael J. Weltman, MBA,
CSA, SRES has eight years of
experience in Reverse and has
processed hundreds of these
loans since 2002.


The Wakulla County
Chamber of Commerce held
the September Business Mix-
er at adjacent locations on
Thursday, Sept. 24. Candy
and Jim Lowe of Hamaknock-
ers BBQ, above, co-hosted
one portion of the mixer
while The Wakulla News co-
hosted a second portion of


,


the mixer.
The two neighboring busi-
nesses shared the spotlight
for the evening as guests vis-
ited the Lowe's before walk-
ing across the driveway to
visit the newspaper office.
Guests sampled the Lowe's
new menu item, Hamapizza,
which proved very popular.


Below, Petra Shuff of the
chamber and The Wakul-
la News General Manager
Barfield review the door prize
winners.
Door prize winners re-
ceived items such as free
advertising, Hamapizzas, a
coffee gift set and a stadium
seat.


Talk O'Town deli cuts ribbon


On Sept. 9, Geri and Scott
Yamrose, owners of Talk O' The
Town Deli celebrated the rib-
bon cutting of their new busi-
ness. Wakulla County residents,
they said they are proud to be
members of the Wakulla Cham-
ber of Commerce and proud to
do business in the county.
The new deli opened for
business in early August and
has been going strong since.
The deli features overstuffed
sandwiches, cold, grilled and
Panini style, with many dif-
ferent fillings to appeal to all


taste buds.
For those who like a lighter
lunch, they have ice cold salads
with an array of toppings. They
have fresh homemade deli
salads, such as red skin potato,
macaroni and cole slaw.
For thirsty folks, they have
plenty of sweet tea and bot-
tled beverages. They feature
fresh baked cookies and a kids
meal.
The deli features a well lit
friendly atmosphere, with air
conditioning to beat the heat.
The wall of nature photogra-


phy by local artist Jeff True has
caught the eye of many with
his familiar landmarks and lo-
cal wildlife.
Weekly specials are posted
outside the restaurant In Oc-
tober freshly made soups will
be served.
They are located at 2500
Crawfordville Hwy. across from
El Jalisco. You can call ahead
926-3500 or fax 926-3501 to have
your order ready to pick up. The
hours are weekdays 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They are closed on Sunday.


Jeff True, Geri Yamrose cut the ribbon at Talk O' The Town Deli in Crawfordville,


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Sarah Shearouse and


Health department leads


William Carlan will marry charge against Big Tobacco


Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C.
Shearouse of Canton, Ga.
announce the engagement of
their daughter Sarah Lauren
Shearouse to William Edwin
Carlan. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred E. Carlan, Jr.,
also of Canton.
She is the granddaugh-
ter of the late Dr. and Mrs.
Winburn A. Shearouse of
Lakeland and Ocala and
Mrs. Richard M. Fife and the
late Dr. Richard M. Fife of
Marietta.
He is the grandson of
Eleanor Carlan and the late
Fred E. Carlan, Sr. of Law-
renceville, Ga. and Crawford-
ville, and the late William
and Judy Whitlock of Homer,
Ga.
The bride-elect graduated
from Brookstone School in
Columbus, Ga., received a
Bachelor of Arts degree with
Honors in Communication
in the Wesleyan College
Honors Program, and was
awarded the Juris Doctor de-
gree from Mercer Law School
in Macon, Ga. in May 2008.


Saran L. Snearouse and william E. aran


She is an attorney with the
law firm of Barry W. Bishop,
P. C. in Canton.
Her fiance graduated from
Cherokee High School in
Canton and Young Harris
College, received a Bachelor
of Arts degree with Honors
in Political Science from the


University of Georgia, and
was awarded the Juris Doc-
tor degree from Mercer Law
School in May 2009. He is
associated with the law firm
of Thompson, Meier & King
in Canton.
An October wedding is
planned in Atlanta.


Schlickelman is engaged to Kelly


Gary and Dawna
Schlickelman of Odessa,
Mo. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter,
Frederika Schlickelman
of Crawfordville to Danny
Kelly of Crawfordville. He
is the son of Conway and
Michelle Kelly of Craw-


fordville. She is also the
daughter of the late Antje
Schlickelman, formerly of
Crawfordville.
The bride-elect is a 2002
graduate of Wakulla High
School. She graduated
from the Tallahassee Com-
munity College Nursing


Danny Kelly and Frederika Schlickelman



Area Activities


Kayak Demo Day
The Wilderness Way,
Florida's Big Bend Paddle-
sport Outfitter, will spon-
sor A Kayak Demo Day on
Sunday, Oct. 11 at Maclay
Gardens State Park from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include
mini-seminars, kayak safety
demonstrations and kayak
paddling on Lake Hall.
Instructors and guides
from The Wilderness Way
will provide overview on
the variety of recreational,
touring and fishing kayaks
available for test-paddling.
Additionally, volunteers
from Florida Paddling Trails
Association will provide
information on exploring
Florida via kayak. All events
are free with park admis-
sion.
For more information on
The Wilderness Way, visit
www.thewildernessway.net
or call 877-7200


For more information on
Maclay Gardens State Park,
visit www.floridastateparks.
org/MACLAYGARDENS/ or
call 487-4556. For more infor-
mation on Florida Paddling
Trails Association, visit www.
floridapaddlingtrails.com.
Council reunion set
The descendants of John
Cecil Council, an early pio-
neer of Wakulla County, will
hold the 57th Annual Council
Reunion at the Council fam-
ily reunion picnic grounds in
Crawfordville.
Festivities will include a
fish fry on Saturday, Oct. 10
at 5 p.m. and a covered dish
lunch on Sunday, Oct. 11 at
11 a.m.
Family members from all
over Florida and other states
are expected to attend for a
weekend of good food, fun
and memories.
For more information, call
Beverly Council at 926-3759.


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Did you know that the
tobacco companies are con-
tinuing to fool children into
getting hooked on tobacco
at an early age? All of the
tobacco companies are mak-
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cool and tasty favors and
with vibrant colors to draw
children's attention. Here is
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Happy first birthdays
Anna Rocco of Crawford-
ville.
Maternal grandparents
are Michael and Terry Rocco
of Crawfordville and Debra
and Louis Panebianco of
Tallahassee. Paternal grand-
parents are E. Ross Langford,
Jr. and Karlyn Langford of
-- Ochlockonee Bay.
ny M. Langord Maternal great-grandpar-
Renny M. Langford ents are Louis and Peggy
Happy first birthday to Rocco of Tallahassee. Pa-
Renny Marie Langford on eternal great-grandparent is
Sept. 17. She is the daughter Jane Langford of Thomas-
of F. Ross Langford III and ville, Ga.

of Jessica Langston and Kraig
Goodman of Crawfordville.
Maternal grandparents
are Mimi and Da Berkes of
Crawfordville and Peggy
and Howard Langston, Jr. of
Tallahassee. Paternal grand-
parents are Brenda Bush and
~Terry and Pam Hodges, all of
Crawfordville.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Marguerite Langs-
ton of Tallahassee and the
late Howard Langston, Sr.
Laylah M. Goodman Paternal great-grandparents
Happy first birthday to are Shirley Hodges of Craw-
Laylah Mae Goodman on fordville andDeLous Dennis
Sept. 18. She is the daughter of Crawfordville.

Domestic Violence Awareness

will be observed with a vigil
The Refuge House will be invited to speak.
observe October as Domestic In the eight counties in
Violence Awareness Month the Big Bend region, there
with a speak out and vigil at were 1,989 reports of domestic
Lake Ella in Tallahassee on violence in 2008. It's estimated
Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. that 40 percent of attacks are
to 8 p.m. never disclosed to law enforce-
Speakers will be state Rep. ment. At the same time, nearly
Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda three out of four Americans,
and Rep. AllanWilliams. Black 74 percent, report that they
on Black Rhyme, the Tallahas- know someone who is a victim
see Girls Choir and the SAIL of domestic violence, and 30
Americana Bluegrass Ensem- percent know a woman who
ble are scheduled to perform. has been physically abused
The Refuge House hot dog by her husband or boyfriend
buffet were also be served, in the past year.
The event will honor vic- Refuge House is a local
tims of domestic violence, emergency shelter available to
celebrate the success of sur- women and their children in
vivors, and announce the domestic violence situations.
community's commitment to The 24-hour crisis number is
end domestic violence. Survi- 681-2111 or toll-free at (800)
vors of domestic violence will 500-1119.

Road work takes place


Motorists traveling near
the intersection of State Road
369 (U.S. 319) and Russell
Drive encountered intermit-
tent lane closures Thursday,
Sept. 24. The lane closures
are part of a $156,000 con-
struction project awarded to


Dixie Paving & Grading, Inc.
of Midway to install left turn
lanes at the intersection.
Work began Monday, Sept.
21. The contractor has 30
days to complete the proj-
ect. traveling through the
construction zone.


Plant walk will be held


Wakulla Springs State
Park will host a medicinal
plant walk on Saturday, Oct.
3 from 10 a.m. until noon.
The event is free with park
admission.
Guests are invited to
take a guided walk into the
woods of Wakulla Springs
State Park to discover plants

Golf turn
On Friday, Oct. 30, Big
Bend Hospice will sponsor
a golf tournament at the
Wildwood Country Club in
Crawfordville, to raise mon-
ey for patient care in Wakulla
County. Four man teams are
$400 and individual players
are $125. Golfers will begin
the afternoon with lunch
and registration at 11:30 a.m.
followed by a shotgun start
at 12:30 p.m. "Participating in
this tournament is a wonder-
ful way to help our patients
here in Wakulla County,"
said Regina Compton, RN,
Team Manager for Wakulla
and Franklin counties. So
many of our patients have
special needs or requests
that are not covered under
the hospice benefit such as
ramps, hot water heaters,
special dinners out, window
air conditioners or bringing
in out of town family to say
their goodbyes. This fund-
raiser will allow us to help
fill these needs."
Sponsors for the event
include Bevis Funeral Home,
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with healing properties.
Plants will be identified and
the past and present used
will be discussed.
Enjoy breakfast or lunch
after the event in the his-
toric Wakulla Springs Lodge.
Restaurant reservations are
suggested and may be made
by calling 926-0700.

ament set
Wakulla News and Wakulla.
com. For more information
or to register, contact Pam
Raker Allbritton at 508-
8749.


CHAT
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Wakulla


agners

Petra Shuff
He decides when and
where you go on walks,
when and for how long you
play and where he chooses
to sit. He interrupts while
you're on the phone, steals
food off the counter or table
and manipulates all day
long. No, I am not talking
about your child, I am talking
about your dog. He obviously
needs an immediate attitude
adjustment.
Pushy dogs come in all
sizes, are bold and overcon-
fident and enjoy dominat-
ing both people and other
dogs. Some take charge of
a family when no one else
assumes the role of pack
leader. When this happens
it is time for you to step up
to the plate and put that
leadership crown on your
head. Your first step should
be getting the entire fam-
ily involved to ensure that
everybody understands the


rules you are setting and the
importance of consistency.
All dogs need structure and
consistency, but it is crucial
with pushy or dominating
dogs, and especially with
"guard type" breeds like the
German Shepherd, Rottwei-
ler etc.
First, teach your dog the
sit/stay, and the down/stay
command and increase the
time of "stay," and reward
him with a treat and praise
the first few times, and then
substitute the treat with
praising. If he doesn't follow
your commands, just walk
away and try again a few
minutes later. This command
is the first step to estab-
lishing or reclaiming your
kingdom. This first learned
command comes in handy
if you allow your animals in
the kitchen while preparing
dinner. Now the dog should
be in sitting or down posi-
tion, and staying on com-
mand instead of surfing your
counter or table for food,
or you can make him leave
the room. Your dog should
not "hang around" the table
begging while the family is
eating and definitely should


not be fed off the table. This
would be an invitation for
your dog to push the issue.
Fill his bowl just before you
are sitting down for dinner
and this will tell him where
his place is. Should you feed
table scraps (I hope not) then
wait until you are finished
with dinner and the table
is cleared.
When getting ready for
a walk, again, make him sit
while putting on his leash
and before opening the door
rather than him charging
out the door dragging you
along. You're the one decid-
ing when and where he can
go. While walking with your
dog right beside or slightly
behind you, stop from time
to time and make him sit,
and praise him. Before you
know it he will sit on his
own every time you stop.
Should he insist of getting
ahead of you, just do an
about face every time, and
soon enough he will realize
that he is supposed to fol-
low you, not the other way
around, again establishing
your leadership.
Dogs should not have
furniture rights, whether it


is the couch, chair or your
bed. They should have their
own bed to rest and sleep on
and join you on the furniture
only when you invite them.
This habit may be a little
hard to break but, consis-
tency will pay off.
You and your children
should not get on the floor
and wrestle with your dog;
instead have outside ac-
tivities; throw balls or fly-
ing disks and have the dog
return them.
You may introduce your
dog to sign language for
these commands at the same
time. You'll be amazed how
quickly they learn. I have
been teaching my dog and
he even follows the sign
commands for other people,
not just me. This may be
important should your dog
ever go deaf.
These are just a few hints,
but I think you are getting
the idea, and so will your
dog.
We are considering teach-
ing an obedience class in
early fall. Call the CHAT
Adoption Center 926-0890
to let us know if you are
interested.


Coastal Optimist Club selects officers
The Coastal Optimist Club
held its 38th annual installa-
tion banquet at Posey's Up
The Creek Thursday, Sept.
24.
The following members
were sworn in by Brent
Thurmond: President Jo Ann
Daniels; Vice-President Jeff
True; Secretary Tara Kieser;
Treasurer Kristine Darnell;
Lt. Governor Dr. Quill Turk;
and Directors Bill Versiga,
Noah Posey and Walt Dick-
son.
Jo Ann Daniels was award-
ed a plaque for "Optimist
of the Year" for 2008-2009.
"Thank you Jo Ann for your
hard work and dedication to
the club," officials said. "We
appreciate all that you do."
On Thursday, Oct. 1, the
club will hold a business From left club officers, Dr. Quill Turk, Tara Kieser, Noah Posey, Walt Dickson,
meeting. Members are in- Jo Ann Daniels, Bill Versiga, Kristine Darnell and Jeff True,
vited to attend.


Senior driver safety class is offered


A driver safety class is
available to individuals
with a valid driver license
who are age 50 or older.
Classes are especially
designed for older drivers
and no testing or "hands-
on" driving is required.
The classes will be


held Tuesday, Nov. 10 and
Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Residents can attend
two, four hour sessions
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both
days at TCC Wakulla Center
located on U.S. Highway 319
in Crawfordville.
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CLASS I FIED ADS Starting at just $8.00 a week!


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110 Help Wanted


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120 Services and Busi-
nesses

A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Free Estimates
Licensed John Farrell
926-5179
566-7550

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

BACK FORTY TRACTOR
SERVICE Bushhogging, Box-
blading Driveway. Larry Carter
Owner/Operator. 850-925-7931,
850-694-7041. Licensed/In-
sured.
Bella's Bed & Biscuit offering
Doggie Daycare, Overnight
boarding, Extended stays. Ken-
nel free home environment. Lots
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amenities and remember, "We
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large tract and residential site
clearing rock, dirt, and road
base hauling, call Crandall
(850)933-3346.
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125 Schools and In-
structions

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
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nancial Aid if qualified. Call
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200 Items For Sale


FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FROM
DRUG MANUFACTURERS! You
or a loved one may be eligible
for assistance. EVERYBODY eli-
gible for FREE review, even if in-
sured. PATIENT ADVOCATE
(800)538-9849

210 Auctions


VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN LAND
Auction, 15 Acreage Tracts, Ab-
solute/Reserve Lots, Cove Creek
Community, Tazewell County,
VA, October 17, 2009. Iron
Horse Auction, VAAL580,
(800)997-2248. www.iron-
horseauction.com.

220 Cars


2000 Honda Civic $800! 2002
Toyota Corolla $1000! 2001
Honda Accord $750! POLICE
IMPOUNDS! for listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9271.

Acura Integra 98 $500! Honda
Civic 00 $800! Nissan Altima 99
$500! Toyota Corolla 02 $1000!
Police Impounds! For listings call
(800) 366-9813 ext 9275.

275 Home Furnishings


$150 Queen mattress set.
Brand NEW in plastic w/war-
ranty. Can deliver 545-7112.

2 Piece Living Room Set. NEW.
Hardwood frames, $499, deliv-
ery available. 222-7783.

(Wakulla
Realty


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

RENTALS:
4Br 2Ba Hs
$1225 mo. + Sec. Dep.
4Br 2Ba Hs
$750 mo. + Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba Hs
$1350 mo. + Sec. Dep.
2Br 2.5BaTwnHs
$1200 mo. + Sec. Dep.
3Br 2BaTriplewide MH
$850 mo. + Dep.
3Br 2Ba Hs
$775 mo. + Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba DWMH
$625 mo. + Sec. Dep.
2Br 2Ba Hs
$700 mo. + Sec. Dep.
2Br 1Ba Duplex
$615 mo. + Sec. Dep.
2Br 2Ba SWMH
$600 mo. + Sec. Dep.
2Br 2Ba SWMH
$550 mo. + Sec. Dep.
2Br 1Ba Hs
$550 mo. + Sec. Dep.


Bedroom Set Rich Cherry.
$399. Brand NEW still in boxes!
Can deliver. 222-7783.


Cherry SOLID WOOD Sleigh
Bed. $249. NEW in box.
425-8374.


295 Building Materials



METAL ROOFING TAX CREDIT!
40 yr Warranty. Direct from
manufacturer. 30 colors in stock
Quick turnaround. Delivery avail-
able. Gulf Coast Supply & Manu-
facturing, (888)393-0335
www.qulfcoastsupply.com.

315 Farm & Garden
Equipment


PRICED RIGHT
FOR QUICK SALE:
Lawn and Mini-Farm Equipment
Less than 72 hours on 2005 Kubota
BX2300 Diesel Tractor, Turf Tires,
Front end loader Land Pride 50"
finish Mower, 48" Razor Bush Hog,
48" JBAR Box Blade, 30" Pittsburg
Disc, Spring Tooth Rake 30" Snapper
Mower, String Trimmers, Chain Saw,
Gas Hedge Trimmers Pull behind and
Walk behind Fertilizer Spreaders
Crawfordville 926-4160


320 Farm Products &
Produce


Grain fed beef for your freezer.
Half or whole, $2.89/lb. Also
okra and green boiling peanuts
for sale. Raker Farms,
850-926-7561.


ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN
CSCADN05
$37,281
Technology & Professional
Programs
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09
The following vacancies
are fiscal contracted
21ST CENTURY SITE
COORDINATOR
GR000649
(30 hours a week)
$27,000 annually
Quincy House
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09

PROGRAM MANAGER,
ASTHMA PREVENTION
AND CONTROL
GR000679
$48,000 annually
Additional salary commensurate
with education and experience
DOH/Environmental Public
Health Medicine
Closing 5 pm 10/2/09

LEAD COORDINATOR,
INFORMATION &
PUBLICATION
SERVICES
GR000683
$50,000 annually
DOH/Comm Office
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09

COORDINATOR,
INFORMATION &
PUBLICATION
SERVICES
GR000684
$40,000 annually
DOH/Comm Office
Tallahassee
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09

COORDINATOR,
INFORMATION &
PUBLICATION
SERVICES
GR000682
$40,000 annually
DOH/Comm Office
Jacksonville
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09

COORDINATOR,
INFORMATION &
PUBLICATION
SERVICES
GR000685
$40,000 annually
DOH/Comm Office
Tampa
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09

COORDINATOR,
INFORMATION &
PUBLICATION
SERVICES
GR000686
$40,000 annually
DOH/Comm Office
West Palm Beach
Closing 5 pm 10/9/09
The above vacancies are fiscal-
year funded Visit the Tallahassee
community College (TCC) website
at wwwtcc fl edu for position details
employment application, and application
process For ADA accommodations
notify Human Resources, (850) 201-
8510, fax 201-8489, TDD 201-8491 or
FL Relay 711 Submit mandatory TCC
employment application to Human
Resources TCC, 444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895 or email
humresctcc fl edu Human Resources
hours 8A M -5 PM, Mon Fr
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer


335 Pets


SHELTER
Make-

neow r "
friend. -
ADOIPT.

DOGS, PUPPIES,
NICE CATS AND
KITTENS...

Come and take

a look...

C.H.A.T.
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
1 OAK STREET, CRAWFORDVILLE
or visit:
chatofwakulla.com


Moving Sale! Furniture, antiques
and everything else. Friday, Oct.
2, Sat., Oct. 3, 8AM-until, at 170
Savannah Rd. (Wakulla Station).
Multi-Family garage-sale. Hun-
dreds of items in excellent con-
dition. This Saturday, Oct. 3, 61
Bridle Gate Dr., 8AM (no early
birds).
October 3 Trinity Lutheran
Church 8AM-2PM Oktoberfest:
breakfast, baked goods, lunch,
and yard sale items. Across from
Wakulla High School.


Old Arran trace Neighborhood
Community-Yard-Sale! Oct. 3rd.,
8AM-2PM. New and used
items. Shadow Oak Cir./Wakulla
Arran Road. Info: Theresa at
926-1645.


Sat. Oct. 3, 7AM-1PM, VFW
Post 4538, 475 Arran Rd. Lots of
great stuff! Just past Crawford-
ville Elementary, in Crawfordville.


Sat. Oct. 3, 8AM-12PM, 3735
Bloxham Cuttoff. (Hwy-267,
West of Wakulla Station). Lots of
miscellaneous items! Cancel if
rain.


Youth Fundraiser
"Trash-to-Treasure" Sale, Satur-
day Oct. 3rd, 8AM-2PM, Och-
lockonee Bay United Methodist
Church, 2780 Surf Road.


410 Free Items


Free Conn organ. You come get
it. Call 926-1897.


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GatorNation "2009 Gator Chomp
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Video For complete details visit
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500 Real Estate I

NEW RETIREMENT COTTAGE
ready for your finishing touches!
Fabulous golf community in
Carolina mtns. Short drive from
Asheville. Just $199,900. Call
(866)334-3253, x 2315.
www.scqolfhome.com.
North Carolina Mountains NEW!
E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With
Loft & Full Basement includes
acreage $99,900 Financing
Available (828)247-9966 Code:
68.

Coastal Shores

Realty Group, LLC

Alice A. Swartz,
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Se habla espahol

850-984-5800
850-559-8979

Long Term Rentals
Unfurnished
Alligator Point
1BR/1BA $575
Ochlockonee Bay
2BR/2.5BA $900
2BR/1 BA Bay-front house $850
2BR/1BA house $650
Furnished
2BR/1BA $1,200
* *
Office space For Rent
$175/mo. utilities included
*
Vacation & Weekend
Beach or Bay front Rentals
Call Jacque Eubanks
(850) 984-0171
(850) 228-3218


Thursday, October 8, 2009


6:30 PM. 8:30 PM.

UF IFAS Extension Office, A!R

Community Room d Sonc

84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville
(Road between Hudson andAzaelea Parks across from Sonic)


Featuring Keynote Speaker


E. Leon Jacobs, Jr.


Wakulla County


resident and attorney


Represents clean energy


and energy efficient clients


Call 524-1026 for more information.
Child care will be provided. Speaker starts at 7:00.


355 Yard Sales 415 Announcements








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500 Real Estate



PUBLISHER'S NOTICE

All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it ille-
gal to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin or an intention to
make any such preference, limi-
tation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing the
custody of children under the
age of 18.

This newspaper will not accept
any advertising for real estate
that is a violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To com-
plain of discrimination call HUD
toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free number for the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.





LENDER


510 Acreage for Sale


Owner Must Sell. 4+ acres-
$57,300 Nice oak trees, private
access to lake. All utilities in.
Ready to build when you are! Fi-
nancing avail. Call now
(866)352-2249.
www.fllandoffer.com.

515 Apartments for
Rent


1 BR/1.5BA loft-apartment. Spiral
staircase, large walk-in closet,
all appliances, including W/D,
D/W. Open-air deck w/dock on
private pond. $650/mo.
962-2849.

HUD HOMES! 4bdr 3ba
$217/mo! 3 bdrm only $199/mo!
Stop Renting! 5% dw, 15 yrs @
8% apr For Listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.






JNinIMt.wOOFnhARTMFNTrI


FOR RENT
1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOMS
NO DEPOSIT!

new lower rates
Call 926-1134
for more information.


530 Comm. Property
for Rent


CHEAP STORAGE

NAD S
6'X6' and UP.
North 61, Crawfordville

926-5419


COVERED BOAT/RV
STORAGE AVAILABLE
Self Storage Units, Retail Space,
Locks, Boxes & more!
Stow Away Center
850-926-5725
www.stowawaycenter.com

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
421-5039


545 Homes for Sale



LOT MODEL ONLY
SPECIAL SALE!
ONLY ONE AT THIS PRICE
DELIVERED TO YOUR LAND
4 BEDROOM 2 BATH
ONLY $399 PER MONTH
CALL 576-2106


Lynn Cole-Eddinger
Broker 545-8284
lynncole5228@msn.com


5 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOME
INCLUDES CLOSING
COST AND DELIVERY TO
YOUR LAND
$599/PER MONTH.
FREE CREDIT APPROVAL
CALL 576-2106

6Br 4Ba Foreclosure! $29,900!
Only $235/Mo! 5% down 30
years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4 Br
$269/Mo! for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5760.

LOT MODEL CLOSEOUT
SALE INTEREST
AS LOW AS
4.85% WAC
FREE CREDIT APPROVAL
CALL 576-2106


3BER/2 BA
modular home on 1/2 acre
Extra room w/fireplace Many
beautiful walkways, fountains,'
grapevines & worksheds
Carport and garage Off Hwy
20 on Big Richard Rd
$61,900.00
Owner financing to qualified
buyers 850-926-4511 for info


555 Houses for Rent


2BR house in Wakulla Gardens.
Large fenced lot on paved road.
$675/mo. + deposit. Call
926-5088.

2BR/2BA, carport, fenced yard.
Wakulla Gardens. $575/mo.+de-
posit. Available 10/01.
850-599-5965, mmdcinc@em-
barqmail.com.

3BR/2BA home on 3 acres. Pri-
vate setting in north Crawford-
ville. Easy commute to Tallahas-
see. $825/month + deposit. Call
850-566-4124.

4Br 2Ba Foreclosure! $11,500!
Only $217/Mo! (5% down 15
years @ 8% apr.) 3Bdrm
$199/Mo! for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798.


Crawfordville, clean, large 2
Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Duplex.
$675/per month. Call Linda at
926-0283.

Mysterious Waters: 2BR/2BA,
wood-detail, vaulted ceiling,
large-porch, covered parking,
short walk to Wakulla River,
community park, boat-ramp,
dock. $800/mo. 850-926-6289.

Newer 3BR/2BA Fenced.
1,560 sq. ft.
Upgraded. $1350/mo. Pets okay
w/deposit. Commodore Com-
mons. Downtown Crawfordville.
386-785-7848.

Sopchoppy River Cottage.
Cute cottage 1 BR/1 BA,
screened porch $580/month,
plus deposit. Call 524-1026.

560 Land for Sale


2-acre lot for sale near new
Shadeville School, corner of
Steel Court and Spring Creek
Hwy. (city water). Owner financ-
ing.
850-556-1178.

Ochlockonee Bay Knotty Pine
Street off Surf Road, 1 mile from
Marina. Lots 19 and 20. Price re-
dr- n .I 8F5n-9Qa-n019


565 Mobile Homes for
Rent

2BR/1 BA $525/month + deposit.
Nice lots, laundry. Available
now! Call 850-322-9952.

3BR/2BA DW/MH
for rent or sale.
1404sqft. on 1/2 acre with fenced yard.
Huge! Lrg. kitchen w/island stove. Family
r, living r., fireplace, nice carpet; Irg. front
and back deck. Privacy fence in back yard.
Lrg. powered storage shed. Please no in-
side pets or smoking. $800/mo., 1st, last,
plus security. 850-926-4511 for more info.

580 Rooms for Rent/
Roommates

Roommate wanted for 53-year
old disabled man. Reduced rent
in exchange for light cleaning
and domestic activities. Large
quiet 3BR home, Sopchoppy
area. Only serious applicants will
be considered. 962-6100.
590 Waterfront Homes/L
Land

George's Lighthouse Pointe
Unit A-3, 19 Mashes Sand
Road, Panacea, Condominium
Unit. 1 BR/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

Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO 09-58PR
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE ESTATE OF
SAM E SMITH
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Sam E
Smith, deceased, File 09-58PR is pending
in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawford-
ville, Florida 32327 The name and address
of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney is set forth
below
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate including unmatured, contin-
gent 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 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims must file their
claims withthis court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
This date of the first publication of this no-
tice is October 1, 2009
Personal Representative
Kenneth C Smith
2973 Rhodes Drive
Troy, Michigan 48083
Attorney for Personal Representative
Frances Casey Lowe
Crawfordville, Florida
Florida Bar No 521450
3042 Crawfordvlle Highway
PO Box 306
Crawfordville, Florida 32326
(850) 926-8245
October 1 8 2009


CoaN&t& ReAJ, b.


(850) 926-8038 (850) 926-2390 fax
520 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL

COASTWISE.HOMESANDLAND.COM


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO 08-164-FC
NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO 09-000062CA
FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff,
vs


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
vs
WILLIAM I SMITH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
JANET L KINDT, SETH B, KINDT NAVY OF WILLIAM I SMITH UNKNOWN TEN-
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, UNKNOWN ANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
TENANT #1 UNKNOWN TENAT #2.


Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June
28, 2009, and entered in Case No
08-164-FC, of the Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla
County, Florida, wherein NAVY FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, is a Plaintiff and JANET L
KINDT, SETH B KINDT, NAVY FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 ARE DEFEN-
DANTS I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash at Front lobby, Crawfordville Court-
house, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawford-
ville FI 32327 at 11 00 AM on October 8,
2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgement, to wit
BEGIN AT A POINT 597 FEET NORTH OF
THE FLOWING WELL AT THE LANDING
OF A JACK LANGSTON (AKA A J LANG-
STON AND AS JACK LANGSTON), SAID
POINT BEING AT THE WATERS EDGE OF
THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER, THENCE
RUN EAST 200 FEET, THEN RUN NORTH
60 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 200 FEET,
MORE OR LESS, TO THE EAST BANK OF
SAID OCHLOCKONEE RIVER, THENCE
RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST RIVER
BANK OF SAID RIVER 60 FEET, MORE
OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN
SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 5 WEST
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale
Dated this 4th day of September, 2009
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- BECKY WHALEY
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, person needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in the pro-
ceeding should, no later than seven (7)
days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's
disability coordinator at (850) 926-0905, WA-
KULLA CO CTHSE, CRAWFORDVILLE
FL, 32327 If hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay
System


NOTICE OF A
FOR TA)
TAX DEED FILE N
NOTICE IS HEREBY
BURN O MESSER the
ing certificate has filed
tax deed to be issued
cate number and year
scription of the proper
which it was assessed
Certificate # 488
Year of Issuance 2006
Description of Property
Parcel # 09-3S-01W-0
9-3S-1W P-8-M-63


Defendants
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July
29, 2009 and entered in Case No
09-000062CA, of the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla
County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR
BANK, FSB, is a Plaintiff and WILLIAM I
SMITH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM
I SMITH, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at Front lobby, Crawfordville Court-
house, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawford-
ville, Fla 32327, at 11 00 AM on October
22, 2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
LOT 6, BLOCK B, HUDSON HEIGHTS,
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY-s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
October 1. 8. 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO 65208CA000044FCXXXX
FLAGSTAR BANK, F S B,
Plaintiff,
vs
RONALD FONDO et al
Defendant(s)


September 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
October 1, 2009
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 26, 2009, and entered in Case No
65208CA000044FCXXXX, of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and
for WAKULLA County, Florida, wherein
Flagstar Bank, F S B, is a Plaintiff and
RONALD FONDO, PAMELA FONDO, UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT
#2, UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defen-
dants I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at Front lobby, Crawfordville
Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy,
PPLICATION Crawfordville, FI 32327, at 11 00 am on
X DEED October 8, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,
O 2009 TXD 023 to wit
GIVEN, that WIL- LOTS 4 & 5, BLOCK 16, WAKULLA GAR-
e holder of the follow- DENS UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
Said certificate for a THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
thereon The certifi- BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
of issuance, the de- CORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLOR-
ty, and the names in IDA
are as follows
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale
D00-04348-000
Dated this 28th day of August, 2009


N 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 & N 1/2 OF SE
1/4
DB6 P 291 DB 7 P 187
DB 12 P 323
Name in which assessed HEIRS OF JOE
HINTON said property being in the County
of Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on the 20th day of Oc-
tober, 2009, at 10 00 AM
Dated this 10th day of August, 2009
Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida
September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


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BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coordinator at (850)
926-0905, WAKULLA CO COURTHOUSE,
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL, 32327 If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
via Florida Relay Service
September 24, 2009
October 1, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO 09-146 CA
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
v

RUBS, INC, f/k/a VAUSE'S 4 X 4, INC and
ROBERT LEE VAUSE, Individually,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Default Final Judgment dated Septem-
ber 3, 2009, and entered in Case No
09-146-CA of the Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla
County, Florida, wherein CAPITAL CITY
BANK is the Plaintiff and RUBS, Inc, f/k/a
Vause's 4x4, Inc a Florida corporation, and
Robert Lee Vause, individually, are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the front door of the Wa-
kulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawford-
ville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 on
the 15th day of October, 2009, at 11 00
a m, the following described property as set
forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto
EXHIBIT "A"
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3
SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES 56 MINUTES 47 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
OF SAID SECTION 56 0 FEET TO THE
EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LIMITS OF STATE
ROAD 369, THEN RUN NORTH 0 DE-
GREES, 03 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LIMITS 492 0 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THEN CON-
TINUE NORTH 0 DEGREES 03 MINUTES
13 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LIMITS 379 33 FEET,
THEN RUN NORTH 87 DEGREES 23 MIN-
UTES 07 SECONDS EAST 400 0 FEET,
THEN RUN SOUTH 3 DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 43 SECONDS EAST 397 2 FEET,
THEN RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MIN-
UTES 47 SECONDS WEST 425 0 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
BEING MORE RECENTLY DESCRIBED
BY SURVEY PREPARED BY EDWIN G
BROWN AND ASSOCIATES, INC JOB #
01-405 AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3
SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA
COUNTY FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 47
SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 8, A DIS-
TANCE OF 56 00 FEET TO THE EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE
ROAD NO 369, THENCE RUN NORTH 00
DEGREES, 03 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY 49200 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING FROM SAID POINT OF BE-
GINNING CONTINUE NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 03 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUND-
ARY 379 17 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 87
DEGREES 25 MINUTES 34 SECONDS
EAST 399 96 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 03
DEGREES 46 MINUTES 29 SECONDS
EAST 397 43 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89
DEGREES 55 MINUTES 28 SECONDS
WEST 425 36 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on September 9, 2009
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)

September 24, 2009
October 1, 2009


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Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009


Legal Notice




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No 09-216-CA

WAKULLA BANK, a Florida banking
corporation,

Plaintiff,

v

TOMMY L SUMPTER a/k/a THOMAS
SUMPTER, a single man, PEGGY F
SUMPTER, a single woman, BARINEAU
LARSON HOLDINGS, INC, a/k/a
BARINEAU LARSON HOLDINGS, LLC,
d/b/a WAKULLA LUMBER AND
TRUSSES a/k/a WAKULLA TRUSSES,
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure After Default
dated September 14, 2009, entered in Case
No 09-216-CA of the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla
County, Florida, wherein WAKULLA BANK,
a Florida banking corporation, s the Plan-
tiff, and TOMMY L SUMPTER a/k/a THO-
MAS SUMPTER, a single man, PEGGY F
SUMPTER, a single woman, BARINEAU
LARSON HOLDINGS, INC, a/k/a BAR-
INEAU LARSON HOLDINGS, LLC, d/b/a
WAKULLA LUMBER AND TRUSSES a/k/a
WAKULLA TRUSSES, AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are
the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the
front door of the Wakulla County Court-
house, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Craw-
fordville, Florida, at 11 o'clock a m on Octo-
ber 15, 2009 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure After Default, to-wit

Lot 10 of EASTWOOD ACRES, a subdivi-
sion as per map or plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 4, Pages 2 and 3, Public Records
of Wakulla County, Florida

Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
sale

DATED this 22nd day of September, 2009
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY-s-LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)

October 1, 8, 2009




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE # 09-387-CA

IN RE FORFEITURE OF
1999 Ford Mustang,
VIN# 1FAFP4049XF191365

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE ACTION

TO Chris Brown
330 Lower Bridge Rd
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
[Information qualifies for redaction accord-
ing to 119 071(4)(d)1, Fla Stat (2008)]

Evelyn Harris Brown
330 Lower Bridge Rd
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
[Information qualifies for redaction accord-
ing to 119 071(4)(d)1, Fla Stat (2008)]

MJ PY Company
3161 Coastal Hwy
Crawfordville, Florida 32327

and all persons to have any right, title, or in-
terest to the described personal property

1999 Ford Mustang,
VIN 1FAFP4049XF191365,
Florida Tag # 654 XAQ
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTICED that an ac-
tion to forfeit the above described personal
property, has been filed Any person claim-
ing an interest in the above described prop-
erty is required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to the Complaint on
Mowrey Law Firm, P A, 515 North Adams
Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-1111, on
or before the 6th day of October, 2009, and
file the original wth the Clerk of Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or im-
mediately thereafter, otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint

WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on this 11th day of September, 2009
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)

September 24, 2009
October 1, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Number 09-CP-600

IN RE ESTATE OF

MINNIE DONALDSON WEST,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of MINNIE
DONALDSON WEST, deceased, whose
date of death May 20, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Leon County, Florida,
Probate Division under probate file
#09-CP-600, the address of which Is Leon
County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe
Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32302 The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below

All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM

All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED

The date of the first publication of this notice
is September 24, 2009


Attorney for Personal Representative
T Buckingham Bird, Esq
P O Box 247
Monticello, Florida 32345 (850) 997-3503

Personal Representative Earl West
2722 Lake Palm Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310

September 24, October 1, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO 09000040CA

NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,

Plaintiff,
vs

ERIC A MAYBERRY, IV et al

Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 26, 2009, and entered in Case No
09000040CA, of the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla
County, Florida, wherein NAVY FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, is a Plaintiff and ERIC A
MAYBERRY, IV, JENNIFER MAYBERRY,
UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2 are the Defendants I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at Front
lobby, Crawfordville Courthouse, 3056
Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordvlle, FI 32327,
at 11 00 a m on October 15, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit

LOTS 55 AND 56, BLOCK 1, WAKULLA
GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale

BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding contact the Clerk of
the Court's disability coordinator at (850)
926-0905, WAKULLA CO COURTHOUSE,
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL, 32327 If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
via Florida Relay Service

September 24, 2009
October 1, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CLYDE
K CARTER SR OR DELORISS FORT the
holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are
as follows

Certificate #1619
Year of Issuance 2002

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-043-010-09357-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 3
BLOCK 38 LOTS 25 & 26
OR 25 P 488

Name in which assessed JOAN L MA-
LONEY said property being in the County of
Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 12th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CLYDE
K CARTER SR OR DELORISS FORT the
holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are
as follows

Certificate #1313
Year of Issuance 2002

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07252-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 1
BLOCK 14 LOT 37
OR1 P712

Name in which assessed TERRANCE D
TRESTER said property being in the County
of Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on the 20th day of Oc-
tober, 2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 12th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 024

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JACK
HANWAY the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate #1451
Year of Issuance 2002

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07957-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT I
BLOCK 24 LOT 52
OR 1 P 342

Name in which assessed RUTH WALL said
property being in the County of Wakulla,
State of Florida Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 13th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


Alan Dick, Realtor


567-5600


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 025

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JACK
HANWAYthe holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate #1162
Year of Issuance 2002

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-016-006-06372-000
WAKULLA RIVER ESTATES UNIT 1
BLOCK B LOT 17
OR 24 P 557

Name in which assessed BILLY & BAR-
BARA FISHER said property being in the
County of Wakulla, State of Florida Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on the 20th day of
October, 2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 13th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1 8 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ROBERT
B MASON the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate #1052
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-043-010-09117-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 3
BLOCK 3 LOT 17
OR 11 P17 OR 87 P 520

Name in which assessed SANDRA L
RIZZO & C DOUGLAS SEDLAK said prop-
erty being in the County of Wakulla, State of
Florida Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the courthouse door on
the 20th day of October, 2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 27th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 026

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BILLY W
DUREN the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
Certificate # 1550
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 0000-078-013-11270-000
MAGNOLIA GARDENS
BLOCK N LOT 19
DB 61 P 605

Name in which assessed JOHN PRECHE-
SKY said property being in the County of
Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1 8 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 027

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOHN J
& SHARON RYAN the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon The certifi-
cate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate # 457
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 03-6S-02W-035-03750-014
SURF SUBD
BLOCK H LOT 14
OR 251 P 520

Name in which assessed GEORGE &
MELISSA ROBINSON said property being
in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at the courthouse door on the 20th
day of October, 2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Stor-
age Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter
83, Part IV, that Sopchoppy Mini Storage
will hold a sale by sealed bid on Saturday,
October 3, 2009 at 10 00 am at Sop-
choppy Hwy, Sopchoppy, FL 32358, of the
contents of Mini Warehouse containing per-
sonal property of
ANDREW MORRIS

Payments must be made on Friday, October
2, 2009 by 5 00 p m before the sale date of
October 3, 2009 The owners may redeem
their property by payment of the Outstand-
ing Balance and cost by contacting Sop-
choppy Mini Storage at 850-962-4742 Or
by paying in person at the warehouse loca-
tion

September 24 2009
October 1, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 028

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILLIAM
J BOWMAN the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon The certificate
number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows

Certificate #1696
Year of Issuance 2002

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-045-000-09836-002
LOT 45 HS P-6-2-M-12
THE N 1/2 OF A ONE AC TRACT IN THE
NW 1/4 OF LOT 45 HS
OR 52 P 67
OR 57 P 794

Name in which assessed SAMUEL DON-
ALDSON, SR said property being in the
County of Wakulla, State of Florida Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed accord-
ing to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on the 20th day of
October, 2009, at 10 00 AM
Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17,24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 029

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DENTON
II LLC the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate # 125
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 13-4S-02W-206-01963-021
WOODLAND PARK
LOTS 21 & 22
OR 222 P 426 OR 264 P 655
OR 278 P 337 OR 353 P 248

Name in which assessed NANCY PORITZ
said property being in the County of Wa-
kulla, State of Florida Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida
September 17,24,2009
October 1, 8, 2009






NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 031

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DENTON
II LLC the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
Certificate #1054
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-043-010-09168-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 3
BLOCK 32 LOTS 1 & 2
OR 345 P 817 OR 353 P 726
OR 382 P 228 OR 397 P 748
Name in which assessed HEATHER HART
said property being in the County of Wa-
kulla, State of Florida Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law the
property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1 8 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 032

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DENTON
II LLC the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate # 1066
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-043-010-09332-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 3
BLOCK 37 LOT 30
OR 8 P 332 OR 191 P 831

Name in which assessed ALBERT S LAW-
SON said property being in the County of
Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM
Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009






NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 033

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CRYS-
TAL I LLC the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate # 991
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-034-009-08485-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 2
BLOCK 7 LOT 60
OR 5 P 216

Name in which assessed WILLIAM H
HYDE said property being in the County of
Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such cer-


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tificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 034

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CRYS-
TAL I LLC the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
Certificate # 878
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07302-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 1
BLOCK 15 LOT 20
OR 9 P14

Name in which assessed BERTHA M
REED said property being in the County of
Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 035

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CRYS-
TAL I LLC the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate # 884


Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07355-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 1
BLOCK 16 LOT 8
OR 30 P 417
Name in which assessed WILLIAM I DUN-
CAN, JR said property being in the County
of Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on the 20th day of Oc-
tober, 2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 19th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 036

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CRYS-
TAL I LLC the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows

Certificate # 296
Year of Issuance 2007

Description of Property
Parcel # 25-5S-02W-046-03398-000
AQUA DE VIDA
BLOCK H LOT 4
DB 52 P 485

Name in which assessed JAMES W
BROWN said property being in the County
of Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse door on the 20th day of Oc-
tober, 2009, at 10 00 AM

Dated this 26th day of August, 2009

Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida

September 17, 24, 2009
October 1, 8, 2009


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 Page 9B


Legal Notice



NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 038
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ELLA III
LLC the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
Certificate # 869
Year of Issuance 2007
Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07255-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 1
BLOCK 14 LOT 40
DB60 P 511 OR 268 P 848
Name in which assessed M K HAMLETT &
JAMES R PRATER, JR said property be-
ing in the County of Wakulla, State of Flor-
ida Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at the courthouse door on
the 20th day of October, 2009, at 10 00 AM
Dated this 27th day of August, 2009
Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida
September 17, 24, 2009
October 1. 8. 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
TAX DEED FILE NO 2009 TXD 039
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ELLA III
LLC the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
Certificate # 910
Year of Issuance 2007
Description of Property
Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07540-000
WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 1
BLOCK 18 LOT 59
DB 58 P 396
Name in which assessed CHARLES W
DAVIS said property being in the County of
Wakulla, State of Florida Unless such cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 20th day of October,
2009, at 10 00 AM
Dated this 27th day of August, 2009
Signature Brent X Thurmond, Clerk
By Letha M Wells, Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court,
Wakulla County, Florida
September 17, 24, 2009
October 1. 8. 2009


REGISTRATION AND NOTICE
TO SHOW CAUSE
Pursuant to Section 98 075(7)-(2), Florida
statutes, notice is given to the following per-
son(s) to show cause why they should not
be disqualified as a registered voter
CHARLES E BRINSON
Last known address of
54 Payne St
Crawfordville, FL 32327
The above individual is notified to show
cause why his/her name should not be re-
moved from the voter registration rolls Fail-
ure to respond within 30 days of this pub-
lished notice will result in a determination of
ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections
and removal of your name from the state-
wide voter registration system For further
information and instructions, contact the Su-
pervisor of Elections at (850) 926-7575
Henry F Wells
Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections
P 0 Box 305
Crawfordville, Florida, 32326
October 1, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY
CASE NO 65-2008-CA-000140
BANK OF AMERICA, N A, Plaintiff,
vs
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
RICHARD L BATEMAN AKA RICHARD
BATEMAN, HELEN BATEMAN, UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT
#2,


Defendants
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Janu-
ary 28, 2009, and entered in Case No
65-2008-CA-000140, of the Circuit Court of
the Second Judicial Circuit in and for WA-
KULLA County, Florida, wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, N A, is a Plaintiff and RICHARD
L BATEMAN AKA RICHARD BATEMAN,
HELEN BATEMAN, UNKNOWN TENANT
#1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defen-
dants I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at Front lobby, Crawfordville
Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy,
Crawfordville, FI 32327, at 11 00 AM on
October 15, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit
Former property of Helen E Harwell (also
Helen Harwell) in Block "D", Block "B" and a
50 X 150 foot strip of land, formerly the
North end of John David Drive, lying be-
tween the West boundary of Block "B" and
the East boundary of block "D" of Lake Ellen
Proper, an unrecorded subdivision in the
Northeast Quarter of Section 26, Township
4 South, Range 2 West, as follows Begin-
ning at a point 2,528 0 feet North and
1600 00 feet West of the Southeast corner
of Section 26, Township 4 South, Range 2
West, said point being the Southwest corner
of Block "D" of said unrecorded subdivision,
run thence North along the East boundary
of Henry Drive 250 0 feet, thence run East
450 0 feet to the West boundary of Merwyn
Drive, thence run South along the West
boundary Df Merwyn Drive 150 O0 feet, then
run West 250 0 feet to the East boundary of
Block "D" then run South 100 0 feet to the
North boundary of Peggy Street then run
200 O feet along the North boundary of
Peggy Street to the Point of Beginning in
the Northeast Quarter of Section 26, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 2 West
AND BEING DESCRIBED IN A RECENT
SURVEY PREPARED BY JAMES THUR-
MAN RODDENBERRY, DATED JUNE 4,
1992, JOB NO 92-237, AS FOLLOWS
Begin at a concrete monument (found)
marking the intersection of the East
right-of-way boundary of Henry Drive with
the North right-of-way boundary of Peggy
Street said point being 2528 00 feet North
and 1600 00 feet West of the Southeast cor-
ner of Section 26, Township 4 South, Range
2 West, Wakulla County, Florida and thence
run North along the East right-of-way
boundary of said Henry Drive 250 03 feet to
a concrete monument (found), thence leav-
ing said right-of-way boundary run South 89
degrees 57 minutes 15 seconds East
450 83 a concrete monument (found)lying
on the West right-of-way boundary of Mer-
wyn Drive, thence run South 00 degrees 06
minutes 12 seconds West along said West
right-of-way boundary 150 05 feet toa con-
crete monument (found), thence leaving
said nght-ot-way boundary run North 89 de-
grees 53 minutes 53 seconds West 250 00
feet to a concrete monument (found) lying
on the West right-of-way boundary of John
David Drive, thence run South 00 degrees
02 minutes 52 seconds East along the West
right-of-way boundary of said John David
Drive 100 14 feet to a concrete monument
(found) lying on the North right-of-way
boundary of Peggy Street, thence run North
89 degrees 58 minutes 45 seconds West
along the North right-of-way boundary of
said Peggy Street to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should, no later than seven (7)
days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's
disability coordinator at, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771 via Florida Relay System
September 24, October 1, 2009


REGISTRATION AN
TO SHOW CAI
Pursuant to Section 98 07
statutes, notice is given to t
son(s) to show cause why
be disqualified as a register
JOSHUA STAL
Last known addre
142 Jane D
Crawfordville, FL
The above individual is n
cause why his/her name s
moved from the voter regis
ure to respond within 30 c
lished notice will result in a
ineligibility by the Supervi
and removal of your name
wide voter registration sys
information and instructions
pervisor of Elections at (85(

Wakulla County Super
Crawfordvil


D NOTICE
JSE
'5(7)-(2), Florida
the following per-
they should not
ed voter
KER
ess of
32327
notified to show


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 65-2009-CA-000339
U S BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF
AMERICA, N A AS SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO LASALLE BANK N A, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL LYNCH FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2,
Plaintlft,
vs
KEITH ANN CAMPBELL, et al, Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO
REGINALD B CAMPBELL A/K/A RE-
GINALD BURCH CAMPBELL Last Known
Address 90 Parkside Circle, Crawfordville,
FL 32327
Also Attempted At 7699 Sandstone Street,
Navarre, FL 32566 and 4935 Ward Basin
Road, Milton, FL 32583 Current Residence
Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGINALD B
CAMPBELL A/K/A REGINALD BURCH
CAMPBELL
Last Known Address 90 Parkside Circle,
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Also Attempted At 7699 Sandstone Street,
Navarre, FL 32566 and 4935 Ward Basin
Road, Milton, FL 32583 Current Residence
Unknown
KEITH ANN CAMPBELL
Last Known Address 90 Parkside Circle,
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Also Attempted At 7699 Sandstone Street,
Navarre, FL 32566 and 4935 Ward Basin
Road, Milton, FL 32583 Current Residence
Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH ANN
CAMPBELL
Last Known Address 90 Parkside Circle,
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Also Attempted At 7699 Sandstone Street,
Navarre, FL 32566 and 4935 Ward Basin
Road, Milton, FL 32583 Current Residence
Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property
LOT 10, THE PARK, A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 24-28
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C Watson,
P A, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice in
The Wakulla News and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately there-
after, otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint The date of the first publication of
this notice is September 24, 2009
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordi-
nator at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Craw-
fordville, FL 32327 or Telephone Voice
(850) 926-0905 not later than five business
days prior to such proceeding
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 10th day of September, 2009
BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
September 24, 2009
October 1, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 65-2008-CA-0060FC
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs
RICHARD BATEMAN, et al,
Defendant(s)


should not be re- NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
tration rolls Fall- FORECLOSURE SALE
lays of this pub-
determination of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
sor of Elections Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
From the state- September 21, 2009 and entered in Case
item For further NO 65-2008-CA-0060FC of the Circuit
, contact the Su- Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and
)) 926-7575 for WAKULLA County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff
Henry F Wells and RICHARD BATEMAN, HELEN BATE-
visor of Elections MAN, are the Defendants, I will sell to the
P 0 Box 305 highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT
e, Florida 32326 FOYER OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11 00AM, on the 22nd
October 1, 2009 day of October, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment


FORMER PROPERTY OF HELEN E HAR-
WELL (ALSO HELEN HARWELL) IN
BLOCK "D", BLOCK "B" AND A 50 X 150
FOOT STRIP OF LAND, FORMERLY THE
NORTH END OF JOHN DAVID DRIVE, LY-
ING BETWEEN THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF BLOCK "B" AND THE EAST BOUND-
ARY OF BLOCK "D" OF LAKE ELLEN
PROPER, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-
SION IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH,
RANGE 2 WEST, AS FOLLOWS BEGIN-
NING AT A POINT 2528 0 FEET NORTH
AND 160000 FEET WEST OF THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 26,
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST,
SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF BLOCK "D" OF SAID UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION, RUN THENCE
NORTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY
OF HENRY DRIVE 250 0 FEET, THENCE
RUN EAST 450 0 FEET TO THE WEST
BOUNDARY OF MERWYN DRIVE,
THENCE RUN SOUTH, ALONG THE
WEST BOUNDARY OF MERWYN DRIVE
1500 FEET, THEN RUN WEST 2500
FEET TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF
BLOCK "D" THEN RUN SOUTH 1000
FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF
PEGGY STREET THEN RUN 200 0 FEET
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF
PEGGY STREET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, IN THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST AND BEING
DESCRIBED IN A RECENT SURVEY PRE-
PARED BY JAMES THURMAN RODDEN-
BERRY, DATED JUNE 4, 1992, JOB NO
92-237, AS FOLLOWS BEGIN AT A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT (FOUND) MARKING
THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF HENRY
DRIVE WITH THE NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF PEGGY
STREET SAID POINT BEING 252800
FEET NORTH AND 1600 00 FEET WEST
OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SEC-
TION 26, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2
WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE
EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF
SAID HENRY DRIVE 250 03 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT (FOUND),
THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
57 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST 450 83
FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT
(FOUND) LYING ON THE WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF MER-
WYN DRIVE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 06 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 150 05 FEET
TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (FOUND),
THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST 250 30
FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT
(FOUND) LYING ON THE WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF JOHN
DAVID DRIVE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 02 MINUTES 52 SECONDS
EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF SAID JOHN DAVID DRIVE
100 14 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT (FOUND), LYING ON THE NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF PEGGY
STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 58 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST
ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF SAID PEGGY STREET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS
AND EXCEPT LOTS 8, 9 & 10, BLOCK B
OF LAKE ELLEN PROPER AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION LYING AND BE-
ING SITUATE IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP
4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING PAR-
TICULARLY MORE DESCRIBED AS RE-
SULT OF SURVEY DATED, NOVEMBER
14, 2005 AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 15,
BLOCK 6 OF LAKE ELLEN ESTATES UNIT
ONE A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA AND RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 58
MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST ALONG
AN EXTENSION OF THE NORTH BOUND-
ARY OF SAID LOT 15, A DISTANCE OF
149 73 FEET TO A FOUND 4 INCH BY 4
INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT (PLAIN
TOP) ON THE WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF MER-
WYN DRIVE FOR THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING (SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BE-
ING LOCATED 2,628 FEET NORTH AND
1,150 FEET WEST OF THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA) FROM SAID POINT
OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES 57 MINUTES 19 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 99 99 FEET,
THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 15011 FEET, THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 52
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 99 95
FEET TO A FOUND 4 INCH BY 4 INCH
CONCRETE MONUMENT (PLAIN TOP)
ON THE SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF
-WAY BOUNDARY OF MERWYN DRIVE,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST ALONG
SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY OF MERWYN DRIVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 14995 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING
A/K/A 20 PEGGY STREET, CRAWFORD-
VILLE, FL 32327
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on September 22, 2009


BRENT X THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court

October 1 8 2009


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners in and
for Wakulla County met for a Regular
Scheduled Board Meeting on Tuesday,
August 18, 2009 with Chairman Howard
Kessler presiding Present were Commis-
sioners George Green, Lynn Artz, Alan
Brock and Mike Stewart Also, present
were County Administrator Ben Pingree,
County Attorney Ron Mowrey and Deputy
Clerk Evelyn Evans
Invocation provided by Commissioner
Kessler
Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner
Kessler
(CD5 02) Approval of Agenda
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove the Agenda with the following addi-
tions
Presentation by Vic Lambou regarding Wet-
lands
Commissioner Kessler has two announce-
ments to add under Awards and Presenta-
tions
(CD5 03) PUBLIC HEARING
1 To approve the acquisition of property
necessary for easements for the Wakulla
Gardens Sewer and WWTP upgrade pro-
jects
Commissioner Stewart made a motion to
purchase lots 29, 48 and 67 for the Wakulla
Gardens Sewer and Wastewater Treatment
Plant Second by Commissioner Artz and
the motion carried unanimously, 5/0
*Lot 29, Block 25 $8,390 50
*Lot 48, Block 25 $8,390 50
*Lot 67, Block 1 $5,908 00
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
(CD5 11) Summer Feeding & Enrichment
Programs Commissioner Artz
(CD5 24) Vic Lambou Wetlands Ordi-
nance Committee is requesting to meet at
nights and weekends
(CD5 26) Commissioner Kessler
CRTPA meeting on Thursday, September 3,
2009 at 6 00 p m in room #3 at the Ag Ex-
tension Center in Crawfordville
There is a Community meeting scheduled in
Smith Creek on September 15, 2009 at 7 00
p m to discuss Forest Road 13
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Stewart made a motion to
approve the Consent Agenda with the ex-
ception of item (6) that is pulled for discus-
sion Second by Commissioner Brock and
the motion carried unanimously, 5/0
2 Approval of Minutes August 4, 2009
Regular Board Meeting
Approve
3 Approval of Payment of Bills and Vouch-
ers Submitted for July 30, 2009 August
12, 2009
Approve
4 Request Board approval of the Edward
Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
(JAG) to continue funding the Persons
Crime Unit
Approve using the Edward Byrne Memo-
rial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to fund
the Persons Crime Investigator
5 Request Board approval to accept the
Small County Road Assistance Program
(SCRAP) and Small County Outreach Pav-
ing (SCOP) Grant Funds for the 2010 Pro-
gram Year
Approve Resolution to accept the SCRAP
Grant for $1,045,943 and SCOP Grant for
$797,14800
8 Request Board approval of the Wakulla
County Tourist Development Council April -
June 2009 Quarterly Report
Approve the Wakulla County TDC Quar-
terly Report for the April-June 2009 report-
ing period
13 Board approval to direct the Clerk of the
Board to work with the Property Appraiser's
office to schedule the Value Adjustment
Board Hearings
Approve direct the Clerk of the Board, in
conjunction with the Property Appraiser's of-
fice to set the dates and times of the two (2)
hearings during the week of October 13-16,
2009
CONSENT ITEMS PULLED
FOR DISCUSSION
(CD5 30) 6 Request Board acceptance of
Status Report on 2009 Board Retreat Prior-
ties & provide the Board with an update
on current staff tasks
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove Commissioner Stewart joining with
the team to try to expedite and negotiate in
moving the Agreement to conclusion with
Talquin regarding the Wastewater Treat-
ment Plant at Oyster Bay Second by Com-
missioner Green and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0
Commissioner Kessler made a motion to
approve item (6) on the Consent Agenda
Second by Commissioner Brock and the
motion carried unanimously, 5/0
GENERAL BUSINESS
(CD5 35) 9 Request Board approval of the
2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assis-
tance Grant (JAG) Formula Program Local
Solicitation and Approval to use the Grant
Funds to purchase equipment for Clandes-


tine Laboratories
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove using the Edward Byrne Memorial
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to
purchase equipment needed to respond,
process and deal with Clandestine Labora-
tories Second by Commissioner Artz and
the motion carried unanimously, 5/0
(CD5 36) 10 Airport status update and
Board direction on outstanding easement is-
sues
Commissioner Artz made a motion to ac-
cept Staff's Status Report on the Airport, not
allow commercial easements at the Wakulla
County Airport, and authorize staff to work
with adjacent commercial property owners
to negotiate access agreements for access
to the airport Second by Commissioner
Stewart and the motion carried unani-
mously, 5/0
(CD5 40) 7 Request Board approval to
authorize the Chairman to execute FCT
closing documents for properties to be pur-
chased with FCT funds for development of
the Big Bend Maritime Center and Board di-
rection on property rental option
Commissioner Artz made a motion to
authorize the Chairman to execute all FCT
closing documents Second by Commis-
sioner Stewart and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0
(CD6 03) Commissioner Artz made a mo-
tion to allow the current tenants to rent on a
monthly basis with direction for the staff to
explore rental options and bring a proposal
back to the Board Second by Commis-
sioner Stewart with Commissioners Brock
and Artz in favor and Commissioners
Stewart, Kessler and Green voting in oppo-
sition Motion Failed, 2/3
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
(CD6 11) 1 Vic Lambou placement of
signs on beaches regarding bacterial con-
tamination
(CD6 13) 2 Bob Danzey Wetlands Com-
mittee and requesting that the Board amend
the Wetlands Resolution to add five busi-
ness people to the committee
(CD6 16) 3 Leslie Montanez Speed
bumps needed on Zion Hill Road
COMMISSIONER AGENDA ITEMS
11 COMMISSIONER KESSLER-
(CD6 20) a Wakulla County Chamber Liai-
sons Report
Commissioner Stewart made a motion to
accept the Report of the Board Liaison to
the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce
Second by Commissioner Artz and the mo-
tion carried unanimously, 5/0
12 COMMISSIONER ARTZ
(CD625) a Emergency Medical Serv-
ices for Smith Creek
Commissioner Artz made a motion to direct
staff to explore low-cost ways to increase
access to Emergency Medical Services in
Smith Creek Second by Commissioner
Stewart and the motion carried unani-
mously, 5/0
"staff direction to Scott McDermid
(CD6 27) b Overlays for Medart & Wakulla
Station
Commissioner Artz made a motion to direct
staff to incorporate language into the draft
EAR Amendments stating that in the future
there may be a possibility of developing
overlays in the emerging commercial areas
of Wakulla Station and Medart Second by
Commissioner Stewart and the motion car-
ned unanimously, 5/0
COUNTY ATTORNEY 0
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
(CD6 42) 13 Board Approval to direct the
Clerk of the Board to work with the Property
Appraiser's Office to schedule the Value Ad-
justment Board Hearings
Commissioner Brock made a motion to di-
rect the Clerk of the Board to work in con-
junction with the Property Appraiser's Office
in setting Value Adjustment Board Hearings
for the week of October 13-16, 2009 Sec-
ond by Commissioner Artz and the motion
carried unanimously, 5/0
(CD6 43) CRTPA -date conflict with Comp
Plan revisions
There will be an agenda item with a new
date, time and location for the Comp Plan
revisions at the next Board meeting
DISCUSSION ISSUES
BY COMMISSIONERS
(CD6 45) Commissioner Kessler
1 Proclamation Commissioner Brock
made a motion to declare September 2009
as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Sec-
ond by Commissioner Stewart and the mo-
tion carried unanimously, 5/0
2 Speed Bumps Policy Cleve Fleming
will review the policy
There being no further business to come
before the Board, Commissioner Stewart
made a motion to adjourn, second by Com-
missioner Brock and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0
Meeting concluded at 6 50 p m
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Panacea gears up for Mighty Mullet Festival


The Mighty Mullet has
grown even larger for this
year's annual Mighty Mullet
Maritime Festival, Saturday
Oct. 3 in Panacea, with sev-
eral new features to entertain
the entire family.
The benefit event in sup-
port of the Big Bend Mari-
time Center will be held at
Woolley Park just off Coastal
Highway 98 on Dickerson
Bay from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
General admission is $3 and
children 12 and under will be
admitted free.
Additions to this year's
festival include a "Seafood
Cooking Demonstration and
Wine Pairing Discussion" an
"Ask the Experts" tent with
continuous presentations on
coastal issues, shipwrecks,
lighthouses, fishing tech-
niques, coastal cuisine and
much more, plus a "Dedica-
tion Ceremony" for the newly
acquired Big Bend Maritime
Center property with local


and state dignitaries.
Back are the always popu-
lar family oriented features
such as children' games
and crafts (rope-making,
white boot races, egg car-
ton boats and float, train,
etc.), the "Fishy Fashion"
Show, coronation of the
King and Queen, traditional
mullet cook-off, arts and
craft booths, live sealife
encounters, maritime skills
and exhibits, kayak trips,
coastal food court, and live
music by The Nods and the
Wakulla High School Jazz
Band. Wakulla County's Ma-
jor Maurice Langston will
introduce the day's activities
as emcee.
According to Atlanta jour-
nalist and food, wine, and
travel writer Doc Lawrence,
"This Maritime Festival is
one of the fastest growing
outdoor events on the Gulf
Coast.
Now in it's fourth year,


the festival continues to
stimulate interest in the
maritime heritage of the
region, promoting regional
seafood, and new ways to
prepare it."
Lawrence, whose columns
include Southwind, Sips
Along The Way, City Lites-
Arts and Fine Dining in At-
lanta, Wine Down South,
Southern Food, New South
Gourmet, Gulfwind-Lifestyles
along the Florida Gulf Coast,
Top Chef, and Georgia Eats,
will discuss wine pairings at
the seafood cooking demon-
stration at 12:30 p.m. He will
later appear in the "Ask the
Experts" tent.
Florida's nationally ac-
claimed Executive Chef, Jus-
tin Timineri, and Florida
Governor's Chef, Joshua But-
ler, will demonstrate their
cooking skills at the dem-
onstration as they prepare
shrimp, mullet, and cams for
the festival crowd.


Justin Timineri, Doc Lawrence and Josh Butler, who judged last year's mullet
dishes, will be cooking up fresh Florida seafood for festival crowds this year.


According to Timineri, dishes from casual to fine
"Folks can learn first-hand dining, modern American to
how to transform seafood classic European...and some


secrets of the trade."
For additional information
visit www.mightymullet.com.


Fort Lauderdale developers file defamation lawsuit


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Two developers, who
own several tracts of land in
Wakulla County, filed a law-
suit recently against Commis-
sion Chairman Howard Kes-
sler and two other residents,
alleging the trio defamed
them and "poisoned the
well" against their develop-
ment projects.
The lawsuit claims that
Kessler forwarded to his sup-
porters e-mails that linked
to articles in a South Florida
alternative newspaper that
were sharply critical of Collins
Forman, Jr. and Miles Forman,
brothers from Ft. Lauderdale
who bought several Wakulla
County properties with an
eye to develop them.
The lawsuit alleges that
Kessler managed a campaign
to defame the Formans by


The Florida Wild Mammal
Association will be holding
a wildlife photo contest with
the winners receiving a tour of
FWMA, a T-shirt, and a ticket to
the Wood Stork Music Festival
in October.
All entries must be post-
marked no later than Sept. 30.
The entry is $10 for adults for
each category entered; and $5
for youths for each category.
Photographs must be submit-
ted in an 8 x 10 size.
In adult and youth competi-
tions, there are categories of
mammal, bird, other wildlife

Wetlands

meeting set
The Wakulla County Wet-
lands Advisory Committee
will hold a public meeting
on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m., or until the end
of business, at the Wakulla
County Cooperative Exten-
sion Office, Room #3, 84
Cedar Ave., Crawfordville.
The purpose of the meet-
ing is to obtain input from
citizens in the community
regarding revisions to the
Wetlands Ordinance.


"forwarding libelous e-mail
to interested citizens and
county staff" in order to stop
the brothers' development
projects from going forward.
Also named as defendants in
the lawsuit with Kessler are
residents James Hennessey
and Kathryn Gibson, who
own property in Spring Creek
adjacent to property owned
by the Formans.
The lawsuit alleges that
Hennessey and Gibson sent
e-mails complaining of de-
velopment activities on the
Formans' property that initi-
ated an investigation into
alleged violations of the
county's wetlands ordinance
for mowing within 75 feet of
a wetland.
The lawsuit daims that the
wetlands ordinance has been
selectively enforced against
the Formans while Kessler,


and landscape. Entrants are
limited to two photos in each
category. Photos and entry fees
can be dropped off at Shep-
herd Spring Animal Clinic on
Coastal Highway, or mailed to
FWMA at P.O. Box 1009, Mon-
ticello FL 32344.
The judging will be done by
a panel of local nature photog-
raphers and all entries will be
displayed at the Wood Stork
Music Festival.
Winners will be notified
by Oct. 8. The second annual
Wood Stork Music Festival and
Silent Auction will be held for
a great cause and a great time
is planned on Saturday, Oct. 10
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be music,
food and beverages. The mu-
sic will feature Coon Bottom
Creek, Tupelo Railroad, Swin-
gin' Harpoon Blues Band and
Trafton Harvey. A silent
auction will be held as well as
a horse patty raffle, local artists
and vendors.
The event will be held at
Harvey Young Farm, 196
Harvey Young Farm Rd.
Tickets are $10 per car (8 seat
belted persons maximum).
For more information, go to
www.wakullawildlife.org.


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Hennessey and Gibson all are
alleged to have mowed down
to the water's edge on their
property.
The Formans have four
different limited liability
companies set up for each in-
dividual property: the Spring
Creek property is known as
Log Creek LLC. Two other
properties, Spring Creek Farm
LLC and Big Bend LLC sought
comprehensive plan amend-
ments to allow residential
and commercial land uses
but were denied while at the
same time, according to the
lawsuit, two similarly situated
properties were approved.
The fourth property, Muir
Woods LLC, sought a rezoning
and preliminary plat approval
that was recommended for
approval by county staff, but
which the lawsuit alleges
was changed to a neutral
recommendation of "request
for board direction" after Kes-
sler forwarded to Assistant
County Administrator Lind-
say Stevens, who oversees
planning issues, e-mails that
came from Gibson and were
"derogatory to the Forman
family and critical of several


Forman family projects." An-
ticipating the Muir Woods
project would be voted down,
the Formans withdrew the
rezoning and preliminary plat
request.
After the county Code
Enforcement Board found
the Log Creek in violation of
the wetlands ordinance, the
case was appealed to circuit
court where it is still pending.
Another wetlands case, filed
by Panacea residents Ronald
Fred Crum and Larry Tucker
has resulted in the wetlands
ordinance being declared in-
valid and thrown out by the
court for procedural flaws in
the way it was enacted.
"The application of the
wetlands ordinance to Log
Creek's property did not sub-
stantially advance legitimate
county interests," the lawsuit
alleges, "and instead was evi-
dence of defendant Kessler's
improper animus against
Log Creek and part of an ap-
parently calculated vendetta
against Log Creek perpetrated
by defendants Kessler, Hen-
nessey and Gibson."
A Jan. 12 e-mail from Hen-
nessey to Kessler describes


Miles Forman as "associated
with a variety of suspect and,
on occasion, illegal dealings
in South Florida." Kessler re-
plied to the e-mail to note he
was sending it out to people
in the community.
In a Jan. 8 e-mail to Kes-
sler included as an exhibit
with the lawsuit, Gibson
complained about the herd
of donkeys on the Log Creek
property, writing: "They have
trampled most ground veg-
etation. Hay is brought in
to feed them as there is not
sufficient growth to sustain
them. Run-off and erosion
are an increasing problem.
Needless to say, the effluence
is distributed throughout the
area."
Kessler forwarded the e-
mail to Stevens asking if the
land was zoned agricultural.
The Formans were subse-
quently cited for violating the
zoning requirements by hav-
ing livestock on land zoned
residential.
Another count in the nine-
count lawsuit seeks to enjoin
Kessler from further viola-
tions of the state Govern-
ment-in-the-Sunshine Law


for an alleged violation over
a confidential attorney-cient
meeting in July to discuss
strategy in the Crum-Tucker
wetlands lawsuit that was not
properly adjourned.
It also alleges that Kessler,
as chairman, allowed the
cosed meeting to continue
and continued to discuss
issues when the county at-
torney announced the cosed
meeting was over.
Another count claims
Miles Forman has been alleg-
edly libeled by Kessler, Gib-
son and Hennessey by pub-
lishing false and defamatory
statements that impugned
his integrity and honesty and
damaged his reputation in
the community.
The lawsuit was filed in
circuit court on Thursday,
Sept. 17, by Crawfordville
attorney Robert Routa. The
lawsuit does not specify what
amount of damages are being
sought, only that it's more
than the $15,000 limit to file a
civil lawsuit in circuit court.
The individuals being
sued have 20 days from the
time they are served with the
lawsuit to respond.


MIGHTY MULLET MARITIME FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

WOOLLEY PARK PANACEA

10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

$3.00 ADMISSION CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE


* Seafood Cooking Live Music

Demonstration & Wine Arts and Crafts Booths


* Kids' Games and Activities

* Maritime Skills

Demonstrations

* Maritime Exhibits

* Ask the Experts

Presentations

* Fresh Florida Seafood and

Food Court


FWMA to hold photo

contest and festival


Pairings

* Celebrity Fishy Fashion

Show

* Mullet Cook-Off & Awards

* Coronation of King &

Queen

* Maritime Center

Dedication


VISIT WWW.MIGHTYMULLET.COM FOR DETAILS




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