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Our 114th Year, 50th Issue Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 Two Sections
Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century 75 Cents


Local


roads in


DOT


plan
By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
The Florida Department
of Transportation (DOT) had
some good news and some
bad news for Wakulla Coun-
ty officials who attended the
public hearing on the five
year work program Tuesday,
Dec. 8 in Midway.
There are a number of
Wakulla County projects
and funding earmarked in
the five year plan, but many
of them are still a few years
down the road before con-
struction.
Wakulla County Commis-
sioner Mike Stewart said
county staff has begun to de-
velop a positive interaction
with DOT staff in Chipley
and the result has been state
transportation officials get-
ting a better understanding
of Wakulla needs.
Continued on page 5A


PandZ


makeup


changes
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Over the objections of rep-
resentatives from St. Marks
and Sopchoppy, county com-
missioners voted 3-2 to change
the makeup of the planning
commission, taking away the
cities' voting status.
By the same vote, com-
missioners voted to change
how Land Development Code
amendments are approved,
removing the requirement
that a recommendation for
denial of a proposal by the
planning commission re-
quires a unanimous vote of
county commissioners.
City officials were strident
in their objections at the com-
mission meeting on Tuesday,
Dec. 8, claiming the board
was reacting to the defeat
of the wetlands ordinance
by stripping the planning
commission's power.
Commissioner Lynn Artz,
who supported removing
the cities' voting status, ada-
mantly denied that was the
motivation.
Continued on Page 5A


Inside


This Week
Comment&Opinion.... Page 2A
Week in Wakulla ........ Page 2A
Church Page 4A
Sports Page 6A
School Page 7A
People Page 8A
Sheriff's Report.......... Page 9A
Outdoors................. Page 10A
Almanac................... Page 11A
Senior Citizens........... Page 1B
Community Page 2B
People Page 3B





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Cole Crum. ., visits with Santa Claus at the Crawfordville Christmas Festival.



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By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmani thewakullanews.net
On a frosty and rainy night when
an elementary school festival in Me-
dart cut into attendance, the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office volunteers,
the parks and recreation department


anti othe l olunteelS. put togetihel a
\visit 1w1th Santa Claus foi chIildlien at
Azalea Park in Crawfordville.
Ray Boles served as the master
of ceremonies for the Crawfordville
Christmas event as he announced
the activities and presented prizes to


tile gioup of children \\111
conditions withi then pal
Coo Coo the Clown
children and train rides
the youngsters as they
Santa and Mrs. Claus to
appearance.
Guy Revell provided a
carriage which contained
Claus and several elves. r
Helms led the Claus family
in his sheriff's office veh
A bundled up McGruf
Dog visited with children
booths served food or
goodies.
The park was glowing
mas lights as Santa visit
children who told him
holiday wishes.
A seven foot tall Jar
Star Wars Episode I fame
children. The statue wi
away through a raffle at t
Barkfest on March 6 at W
School's J.D. Jones Stadiu
The event will feature
tume contests, a police
station and money raised
will go toward medical tr
dogs in the Big Bend reg:
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SWhaley


touched


many

S By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Some people referred to
him as the "county pastor."
j Elder Emmett Whaley
reached out to people, his
son, Clayton Whaley remem-
bered. While Whaley founded
0 blared t he two Primitive Baptist church-
llth. es in Wakulla County, and
visited with preached at revivals all over
entertained North Florida and southern
waited for Alabama and into Georgia, "It
make their didn't matter if you were Holi-
ness or Methodist," Clayton
horse drawn Whaley said, "denominations
Mr. and Mrs. weren't exactly a barrier. If
)eputy Mike you needed him him, he
y to the park would be there."
icle. Emmett Whaley died last
ff the Crime week at the age of 93. Founder
n and a few of Lake Whiddon and Friend-
gave away ship churches, he continued
preaching right up to the end,
with Christ- giving on sermon on Friday,
ed with the Dec. 4, before he passed away
about their on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Whaley took part in a lot
Jar Binks of of the local history. Born in
greeted the 1916 on the family farm, his
Sbe given father died when he was 10
he Big Bend or 11, according to Clayton.
Takulla High He trapped animals and sold
Im. the hides, worked turpentine,
Sraces, cos- worked mining limestone
dog demon- and building the Sopchoppy
I at the event School, and when World War
treatment for II broke out, he helped build
ion. Camp Gordon Johnston in
ge 5A Franklin County.
Continued on Page 12A


Soggy Woolley Park dedicated by board


Wakulla County Com-
missioners held a dedi-
cation ceremony for the
completion of the Woolley
Park Pier in Panacea on
Friday, Dec. 4.
"The reconstruction of
the fishing pier provides
yet another place for our
citizens, youth, and visi-
tors to spend time togeth-
er in the great outdoors,"
commented Commission


Chairman Howard Kessler.
He thanked and acknowl-
edged Joyce Watters of
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Ben
Withers Construction, Hy-
dra Engineering's Leslie
and Joe Hope, and the
county's Parks and Recre-
ation department.
In addition to the pier
being reconstructed, the
other improvements in-


cluded playground equip-
ment, restrooms and sew-
er, the stage area, security
fencing, the road within
the park, electrical outlets,
picnic tables, trash recep-
tacles, and signage.
In 2005, Hurricane Den-
nis generated major storm
surge and strong winds
that damaged the fishing
pier and displaced the
entire structure originally


constructed in 2002.
Wakulla County was
declared an emergency
county during Hurricane
Dennis and was then eli-
gible to receive FEMA
funds to replace the fish-
ing pier along with other
destroyed amenities at
Woolley Park.
The park is located
along a long stretch of
shoreline on the scenic


Dickerson Bay and is con-
sidered one of the premier
parks in Wakulla County.
The three acre parcel
of land was generously
donated to the county by
Eleanor Woolley many
decades ago. This well-
known park has been the
home of the historical
Blue Crab Festival since
1975.


Impact fees will


be returning


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
County commissioners
voted unanimously to reim-
pose impact fees, increas-
ing the fees to just over
$1,570 for a single-family
home.
In September 2008, the
previous board voted to
have a one-year moratorium
on impact fees in an effort
to promote some activity in
the construction industry.
When that moratorium
expired, the current board


extended it six months to
preserve several hundred
thousand dollars in state
housing money extended
to governments with no or
reduced impact fees.
At their meeting on
Tuesday, Dec. 8, commis-
sioners voted to reimpose
impact fees, effective March
9, 2010. The logic of impact
fees is that new growth
should pay for its impacts
on local government infra-
structure.
Continued on Page 5A


County commissioners and staff braved raindrops to dedicate Woolley Park.


Scarlett Abraham, 5, of Sopchoppy visits with Santa Claus,











Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009






Established in Wakulla County in 1895


Memories linger


long after story


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
The newspaper business
has always been intriguing to
me, both from our own stand-
point here at The Wakulla
News and through regional
and national news sources,
A large story breaks and
news agencies hustle to do
their best to cover the story.
The information is printed
or broadcast and we find
ourselves quickly moving on
to the next story. The stories
change and the weeks move
along because news doesn't
stop or wait for anyone.
Suddenly we find our-
selves a month or two down
the news production high-
way and we often forget what
we covered until someone
visits or calls to discuss a
past story.
Print and broadcast media
folks move on, but the indi-
viduals who were involved in
the sometimes difficult and
sad stories take a little longer
to move forward.
Thanksgiving weekend
gave our staff a little break
from the normal routine, but
the long weekend was shat-
tered by a tragic case of two
young people dying after a
disagreement or some sort
turned violent.
Law enforcement officials
were called to the scene to
investigate the case and try
and give comfort. Eventually,
law enforcement officials will
have to dispose of the case in
some manner.
In the case of Leslie Drew
and Steven Stubbs, the story
has been told, but the fami-
lies will never be the same.
Both Leslie and Steven have
extended families in Wakulla
and Leon counties and many
friends who were feeling
some of the same pain as
family members were,
I did not know Leslie
personally, but the past two
weeks have afforded me
an opportunity to speak to
people about her.
Her mother Barbara lives
in Crawfordville and told me
that she knew her daughter
well as a child, but her death
has allowed her to know
who her daughter was as
an adult.
Many people have related
stories about Leslie to Barba-
ra which came as a warming
comfort to her, she said.
Leslie has a soon to be
three-year-old daughter who


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has been staying with Bar-
bara. Leslie's child has helped
her through the ordeal by just
being a child.
I met Steven Stubbs and
his family through the recre-
ation department where the
family was active with youth
sports and I was hired as a
game official.
I remember umpiring Ste-
ven's games in Little League
and Junior Major League. At
the time, the Junior Major
League baseball games were
played on several nights
including Friday nights and
Saturday mornings. I got to
know several of the players
from seeing them so often.
I remember Steven as be-
ing a well-liked teammate
and a player who enjoyed
clowning around with his
teammates on the field.
He married Jessica John-
son who played softball at
the recreation park as well.
Jessica's parents, Paula and
John, were frequently at the
facility supporting their chil-
dren as were Carl and Marie
Stubbs. Carl coached baseball
and Marie was always behind
the scenes somewhere.
Jessica and Steven had a
son and a daughter together,
Maverick and Parker. A ben-
efit bank account has been
opened for them at Wakulla
Bank.
Riversink Elementary
School Principal Jackie High
summed up feelings about
Leslie who was a teacher aide
for the Otters.
"Leslie was a friendly, out-
going young lady," Jackie told
me. "She will best be remem-
bered by her beautiful smile
and unique sense of style.
We were looking forward to
Leslie's internship in fourth
grade this spring, as well as
the possibility of having her
teach with us next school
year. As a tribute to her, the
Riversink students, faculty
and staff held a 'Purple Day'
on Friday, Dec. 4. In lieu
of school spirit shirts, we
wore purple clothing and
scarves."
Jessica's mother, Paula,
thanked the community on
behalf of her family and the
Stubbs family as did Barbara
Strickland.
Jackie did the same on
behalf of her school. "I would
also like to thank the entire
school system, our wonderful
community and especially
our Riversink parents for
their support during this
most difficult time."
Continued on Page 3A



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Let's not forget about the beach erosion


Editor, The News:
Last spring the terrible
erosion problem at Shell
Point Beach was brought to
the world's attention, and
the developer, county of-
ficials (Lynn Artz), and resi-
dents responded to save this
unique piece of paradise. The
developer stopped removing
the beach wrack. In June, the
county brought in new beach
sand and local residents
planted grasses and trees as
recommended by Extension
Director L. Scott Jackson.
We were told by experts
that it was a "temporary" fix
that would only last until
the next storm unless more
permanent measures were


taken. The experts talked
about a variety of poten-
tial "long lasting" beach
restoration fixes and there
was great hope that one
was soon forthcoming. All
appearances were that the
beach, the pavilion and the
historic cedar tree would be
given the attention needed
and would be saved,
Since then, the extreme
full and new moon tides
gradually washed the beach
sand into the Gulf, but the
presence of the beach wrack
slowed the process and
helped to reseed the beach
with native grasses. In No-
vember, Tropical Storm Ida
took the beach back about


Bad weather hasn't been kind to Shell Point Beach

Thanks go to Metcalf


Editor, The News:
I would like to express my
appreciation to Col. Frank
Metcalf (Ret.), Boy Scout
Troop 5, Crawfordville, and
the members of the Sop-
choppy United Methodist
Church.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, the
church hosted a special Vet-
erans' Day service to thank
those men and women who
have served in the military.
Col. Metcalf and the scouts
added a poignant reminder
of why it is so important
to honor those who have
served in the military and


support our current forces.
During the service, the
church raised more than
$500 which will be used to
send Strength for Service
devotionals overseas. These
daily devotionals are spe-
cifically designed to provide
strength and comfort to
those putting themselves in
harm's way in both military
and civilian services.
Thanks to all those who
helped to express our appre-
ciation to these brave men
and women.
Nathan Lewis
Sopchoppy


P and Z plan is better


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Editor, The News:
Last night (Dec. 8), our
county commissioners voted
for a positive change in
the Wakulla County Code
that governs the Planning
Commission. This change
increased the tenure of the
appointees from one to four
years on a staggered basis
and also restructured the
voting membership to a
more equitable distribution
as relates to the county as
a whole.
I believe this was an im-
portant step in the right
direction toward a fair and
equitable representation of
all five districts. Each one
of the districts comprising
Wakulla County will now
have one vote.
Additionally, the Planning
Department will appoint
two at-large voting mem-
bers, one a minority. These
seven will be the only voting
members. Several residents
from the Sopchoppy and
St. Marks districts spoke to


the commission in disagree-
ment with this move. In the
past, these districts were
allowed "two" votes each.
They valued their privilege
and said this change is not
necessary, "what's not bro-
ken doesn't need fixing."
They felt their status as
"incorporated cities" made
their circumstances special,
warranting two votes. The
residents of Crawfordville,
Medart, and Panacea, I'm
sure, will affirm that this
was a huge inequity that did
need be to fixed. Fairness
was indeed broken.
A thank you to Lynn Artz,
George Green and Howard
Kessler for recognizing this
inequity and facing the stiff
opposition of a few. This, in
the final analysis, is what
all our commissioners are
paid to do, address the hard
issues and represent the
people equally.
Gail Hickman
Crawfordville


20 feet and began to expose
the cedar tree root system to
the salt water. The early De-
cember winter low pressure
storm that coincided with
the full moon really did a
job on the entire beach. That
storm took another 15 to 20
feet of beach, once again
threatening the pavilion,
concrete picnic table and
completely exposing some
of the large roots of the cedar
tree to the salt and air.


The east end of the wood-
en fence that the county
installed to protect the tree
was washed away and the
west end is badly sagging.
It's time that those with
the power to get things
done get back on this proj-
ect before Shell Point beach
is completely lost to future
generations.
Kathleen Lamarche
Shell Point


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

WEEK IN WAKULLA

Thursday, December 17, 2009
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets at the education center
at Crawfordville United Methodist Church at 7 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.
VFW BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran
Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, December 18, 2009
FRIDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB meets at the public
library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresa's
Episcopal Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at the senior
center at 1 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 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to make quilts for traumatized
children. The "cruiser quilts" are donated to Wakulla
County deputies to be used for children in need. New
members welcome. For information, call 926-6290.
WINTER WONDERLAND, a benefit for Cauzicancare
Rescue, will be held at the corner of U.S. Highway 319
and Happy Time Drive from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday,
December 19, 2009
HOLIDAY CRUISE AND DINNER will be held at
Wakulla Springs State Park with a cruise on the
Wakulla River at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at the
lodge. Cost is $32 for adults, $18 for children age 12
and younger. For reservations, call the park at 926-0700.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
WINTER WONDERLAND, a benefit for Cauzicancare
Rescue, will be held at the corner of U.S. Highway 319
and Happy Time Drive from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Santa will
be available for pictures with people and pets during
the day.
Monday, December 21, 2009
MEN'S FRATERNITY, a Christian community men's
group, meets at the public library at 6:30 p.m.
MOOSE LODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea at
7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in
Crawfordville at noon.
BOOK BUNCH meets in the children's room at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets at the senior center
at 12:45 p.m.
FARMER'S MARKET will be held at Purple Martin
Nurseries, north of Crawfordville, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 7 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
QUIT SMOKING CLASSES meet at the public library at
6 p.m. through December.
VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW
Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
BETTER BREATHERS meets at the senior center at 1 p.m.
BOOK BABIES, storytime with activities for toddlers, will
be held at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
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.

GET YOUR COPY OF THE WAKULLA NEWS CHRISTMAS
ISSUE THURSDAY, DEC. 24. THE NEWSPAPER WILL BE IN
THE NEWS RACKS ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23 AS USUAL.
THE ISSUE WILL CONTAIN HOLIDAY PHOTOGRAPHY,
LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS AND SOME CHRISTMAS
MEMORIES FROM THE COMMUNITY.
WE APPRECIATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE
PUBLIC AND ARE PLEASED THAT YOU HAVE SHARED
YOUR MEMORIES WITH US. -EDITOR.


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Connecting with old friends


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You graduate fr
school and lose to
so many friends. Y(
ate from college
touch with more
You travel through
ing from place-to-p
job-to-job, making
losing track of othe
Your life become
and busier, and th(
often think of those
past, you just can't
find the time to do
about it. Then, one
oldest dearest friend
her spouse anothere
and you realize tha
running out.
I am now on a
to reconnect with t
friends of mine. Nu
thinks this is sil
need to move on,"
"Do you realize th
folks are old no'


have moved on without you.
They don't need you in their
lives."


rIU, I think about this. She
Took may be right. The truth is
they may not need me, but
Judy I need them. They are a part
Conlin of my being, my history, a
part of what has molded
om high me into me. I have shared
uch with secrets, joys, laughter, pain
ou gradu- and tragedies with them.
and lose I may not have spoken to
friends, them in 40 years, but words
life mov- of encouragement, comfort,
lace and joy and understanding they
new and spoke years ago stay with
r friends, me. Memory is a wonderful
s busier thing and before I lose mine
tough you completely, I want everyone
e in your to know how much he or she
seem to has meant to me.
anything Nurse Judy is still dubious.
e of your "Are you just going to barge
nds loses in on them?" she asks. "How
er friend) are you going to handle this
it time is non-official reunion?"
"I am going to save my
mission money, buy an RV van, take
:hose old my cat and my books and
urse Judy travel around visiting them
ly. "You and selling books along the
she said. way," I declare.
iat these Nurse Judy begins to
w? They giggle.


"Why are you laughing?"
I ask.
"I don't think I have to
worry about being left be-
hind," she says. "By the time
you save enough money for
that, you'll be the oldest liv-
ing thing on earth."
"Stop that," I shout. "I'm
not that old. I can get a sec-
ond job. I can work it out."
"You would need some
kind of stimulus plan from
the government to make
this even a little bit fiscally
possible," she declares, still
chuckling.
"I can cut down," I say
slyly. "I don't need all those
fancy shoes, purses or frilly
clothes in my closet. I don't
need all that jewelry. I could
have a giant yard sale and
get rid of a lot of stuff at a
tidy profit."
"No, no," she cries, her
lower lip jutting out. "I have
a better idea. Why not get
back in touch by phone,
mail, e-mail or Facebook?
That would be a lot cheaper.
You don't want to make me
unhappy, do you?" I notice
that she's clutching her tiara
in one hand, a bag of shoes


and purses in the other.
I know she's right. I guess
I could do this while I'm
saving up money for my RV.
Still, I really wanted to visit
them. Now my lower lip is
jutting out.
She puts her arm around
me. "I understand," she says
softly. "New friends are sil-
ver, but old friends are gold.
You do realize though, that I
am your very oldest friend.
I've been with you since
birth."
"And you have sure cost
me a lot of gold," I respond,
but I give her a wink to
soften my words.
I will continue with my
plan in secret and once the
van arrives, I guess the cat
and I will take her along
with us. Some of her 'stuff'
will have to stay behind,
however.
More later,
Judy
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P.S. Old friends, I'm giv-
ing you notice. I'll be on my
way sometime in the next
decade. Judy
Judy Conlin and her alter
ego write from Havana,


Memories


Continued from Page 2A
A benefit bank account is
also open at Wakulla Bank
for Leslie's daughter Leila
Jean Donley.
Riversink staff have cre-
ated a scholarship in Leslie's
name. The scholarship will
provide financial assistance
to working mothers who
pursue a career in elementa-
ry education. More informa-


tion about the scholarship is
available below.
These two young people
won't be coming back, but
perhaps a few fond memo-
ries will help their families
and friends put some of
the shattered pieces back
together.
Keith Blackmar is Editor of
The Wakulla News.


Riversink announces

Drew Scholarship


Riversink Elementary
School faculty and staff
would like to announce the
establishment of the Leslie
Drew Memorial Scholarship
Fund.
This scholarship will pro-
vide financial assistance to
working mothers who are
pursuing their Elementary
Education Degree. Leslie
Drew, who recently passed
away, was a teacher's assis-
tant at Riversink Elementary
and was attending evening
classes at Flagler College to
pursue her teaching degree.
She was going to begin
her teaching internship at


Riversink Elementary
Principal Jackie High stated,
"Leslie had such a positive
impact on our students and
staff. We wanted to honor
her memory and felt this
scholarship was the perfect
way to do so." The scholar-
ship fund has been set up at
Wakulla Bank. A committee
made up of faculty and staff
from Riversink Elementary
will be working to create the
guidelines and nomination
process for the scholarships.
Contributions to this fund
may be made at any Wakulla
Bank or sent directly to Riv-
ersink Elementary School.


Land of greed and home of the slave Riversink in January
Guardian adI item


Editor, The News:
I remember Jeremiah
Wright speaking in Septem-
ber or October about the
United States being the land
of greed and the home of the
slave. After much thought
I have to say that Barack
Obama's mentor and pastor
for 20 years was correct.
Our government is talk-
ing every day about how
they are going to take money
out of the working class
people's pockets so they can
spend more and more mon-
ey on wasteful government
projects. The government is
greedy and in the process
the government is making
slaves out of the working
class people.
It looks now that 95 per-
cent of the people are going
to get tax increases which
is in stark contrast to what


our fearful leader lead us to
believe in the Presidential
election of 2008.
The greed of our govern-
ment hits everyone extreme-
ly hard whether they are rich
or poor. When the rich sit
on their funds or send their
investments overseas where
they have a decent chance
of making profits it puts the
bottom-line of the American
worker in jeopardy.
My father used to say that
you get out of life what you
put into it minus taxes, ends
up being even truer today
than 29 years ago before he
died. Our tree hugging gov-
ernment is willing to put us
in the dog house while $100
a pound Kobe steaks are the
norm in the White House.
Barack Obama tells us to that
we must sacrifice but he is
not willing to do so himself.


Keep your clunker


Editor, The News:
Many Americans with so
called "clunkers" have consid-
ered the purchase of a new
car, but the cost in today's
economic climate may be
prohibitive.
The Engine Repower Coun-
cil suggests that keeping your
current vehicle running effi-
ciently is a sensible alternative
that can save big money in the
long run.
Edmonds.com reports that
the average car loan payment
is $479 per month over a four-
year period. For the cost of an
average down payment on
a new car or truck, you can
repower your vehicle's worn
out engine with a remanu-
factured/rebuilt engine. Con-
sidering that nearly $23,000


Family

gives

thanks

Editor, The News:
The family of Johnny
Benedict would like to thank
everyone for their prayers,
love and support at their
time of loss.
The Benedict Family
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send Americans into slave
ships and the shackles of
Americans are going to come
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every day.
If our Legislature and
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that other countries around
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taxes on electricity and fuel
or energy is detrimental to
their survival.
In China the people do
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cize their government like
I do but our government is
wanting to apply the fairness
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but our indebtedness allows
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needs volunteers


Editor, The News:
Much thanks to The
Wakulla News for the article
written about the Guardian
ad Litem program. The pro-
gram is such an important
component in the welfare of
children of Wakulla County.
I can't stress enough that we
need more volunteers. It's so
easy to help these kids just
by visiting with them once


a month. If anyone is inter-
ested in becoming a Guard-
ian, please call the Guardian
ad Litem office at 606-1200
for more information, or
feel free to call me at 926-
1414 anytime with questions
about what we do.
Thanks again for the sup-
port and acknowledgment.
Debi Miller
Crawfordville


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After experiencing a nega- lem was with my truck. Later
tive experience with an au- I was riding and feeling safe
tomotive repair company, I again. Thank you Spears for
took my truck to Spears in making me feel safe again.
Crawfordville. Barbara Thompson
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MEDART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Holiday Festival Appreciation
The PTO, administration, staff, and students would like to extend a most sincere Thank You
to all the wonderful contributors, volunteers, and participants in this school year's Holiday Festival.
On the evening of Friday, December 11, 2009, the school held its only fund-raising event with the help of many
community leaders who offered their gracious support. Medart was able to provide a time of enjoyment,
fellowship, and memories for the school's families. Respectfully, we were able to gain financial assistance
for curriculum needs and school improvements.
We truly appreciate the generous donations from the following:
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Crum's Mini Mall Brooks Concrete Capital City Bank Mike's Marine Supply
Kohl's Department Store Sopchoppy Lions' Club Clip Art Mineral Springs Seafood
Wild Adventures Wal-Mart Dazzles My Way Seafood
Karla Nelson Photography Wakulla Sheriff's Department Doylenes Native Nurseries
Wakulla Bank Neff Rentals Dr Jim Carey Northern Lights
Amens Bank Crawfordville Lions' Club Drs Carey & Jones & Simple Things
Peavy & Son Construction Tom Dunaway El Jalisco Preston's Eatery
Company, Inc Pools by Bobby Esposito Nursery Purple Martin
Quincy Conference Center Best Western Evolution Day Spa Root 319 Cuts & Color
Clary's Ball Bond Agency The Patel Family Get Nailed @ Root 319 Rose's Botanicals
Greg & Krstl Thomas Fred Burkhart Gulf Coast Lumber Supply Rummy's Pizza
Wakulla Com Salvation Army Hamaknockers Sally's Place
Wakulla LP Gas A World of Massage Jeff Mohr Sopchoppy Hardware
Sperry & Associates, Inc w/ Mary Waltman Jennifer Anderson Mary Kay Tallahassee Nursery
Don Sperry Ace Hardware Jimmy John's The Barber Shop &
Talquin Electric Advance Auto Parts Just Fruits & Exotics Tangles Hair Salon
Sam &Amy Gelger AMS Marine Lifeway Vause Knives
Harvey Young Funeral Home Angelo's Linda Broga Wakulla Dance Academy
Coca-Cola Arthur Murray Massage Therapist Winn-Dixie
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Obituaries Church


Harold R. Brown
Harold Raymond Brown,
84, of Alligator Point died
Dec. 5 at Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital.
A memorial service may
be planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made
in Harold's honor to the
Mission by the Sea Church,
P. 0. Box 295, Sopchoppy,
Fl., 32358, or to the Florida
Wild Mammal Association,
198 Edgar Poole Rd., Craw-
fordville, Fl., 32327.
A native of Walker Coun-
ty, Ga., he was an Air Force
veteran of WWII and the
Korean Conflict. He attend-
ed Emory University and
Georgia State University. He
retired after more than 30
years from Lockheed-Martin
Corp. in Marietta, Ga., and
was a member of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11
of Alligator Point, as well
as APTA.
Survivors include his wife
of 60 years, Estelle (Lee), a
son Mark J. Brown of Knox-
ville, Tenn.; three daughters,
Marsha B. Fuller of Duluth,
Ga., Cynthia M. Brown of
Sebring and Janice M. Mc-
Farland of Crawfordville;
seven grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Doris Pope of Cedar
Bluff, Ala. and Debbie White
of Powder Springs, Ga.; and
many nieces and nephews.
Richardson's Funeral
Home in Tallahassee was
in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Katherine High
Katherine "Kay" High, 89,
of Crawfordville died Friday,
Dec. 11 after an extended
illness.
No funeral services are
planned. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to
Crawfordville United Meth-
odist Church, P.O. Box 37,
Crawfordville, FL 32326; St.
Jude's Children's Research
Hospital, P.O. Box 1000,
Department 142, Memphis,
TN 38148; or to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-
5428.
Survivors include a
daughter, Joyce Phillips and
William F.; two grandsons,
James R. Gregory, Jr. and
Marela and Dane K. Gregory
and Donna; five grandchil-

Trinity o
Lutheran
Church of Wakulla County


dren, Peyton, Kayli, Will,
Tanner and Landon; and
many family members and
friends.
Bevis Funeral Home-
Harvey-Young Chapel was
in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Willow M. G. Ladd
Willow Marie Greene
Ladd, 81, of Crawfordville
died Friday, Dec. 11.
A private service will be
held to honor her memory.
A lifetime resident of
Wakulla County, formerly of
St. Marks and Crawfordville
at the time of her death, she
was a devoted wife, loving
mother, friend and kind soul
to everyone who crossed her
path. She had a very loving
and sweet spirit.
She enjoyed camping,
fishing and gardening with
her husband. Her special
talents included: cooking,
sewing, crocheting and
bowling.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 64 years, Clarence
Ladd, Jr. of Crawfordville; a
daughter, Pamela Ladd-Con-
ger; a daughter, Lisa Ladd; a
grandson, Tyler Everett of
Tallahassee; and two other
daughters.
Bevis Funeral Home, Har-
vey-Young Chapel in Craw-
fordville is in charge of the
arrangements.

Reddick A. Langston
Reddick Albert Langston,
81, of Smith Creek died
Monday, Dec. 7 after a brief
illness.
The funeral service was
held Thursday, Dec. 10 at
Mt. Elon Baptist Church.
Burial followed at Mt. Elon
Cemetery.
Reddick was a faithful
and lifelong member of Mt.
Elon Baptist Church, serving
as a Deacon for more than
50 years. He was a retired
forester and an avid hunter
and fisherman. He loved his
church, family and friends,
tree farming and Red Belly
Bream. He was a great help-
er, friend and inspiration
to all, and will be greatly
missed.
Survivors include two
sons, Rick Langston and wife
Carol and Daryl Langston
and wife Tina; four grand-
children, Kendall Langston
Hader and husband Bryce,


St. Elizabeth

Ann Seton


Hwy. 98,Acrossfrom WHS Catholic Chiurch
Web site: Mass 9 a.m. Sunday\
Lutheransonline.com/trinityofwakulla Sunda S
Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.
Worship 10:00 a.m. Father James MacGee, P:,i.i'.:
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years) 3609 Coastal Hwy. (US '98.
Pastor Vicar Bert Matlock 926-
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557 926-1797

Sopchopy Ivan Assembly of God
Sopchoppy202 Ivan Church Road
Church Of Christ Pastor
Pastor,
Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St. Daniel Cooksey
Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m. "Come & Worship W h Us"
Worship................... 10:30 a.m. 926-IVAN(4826)
Evening Worship .............5 p.m. Sunday School........................ 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study...7 p.m. Sunday Worship...................... 11 a.m.
Visitors are welcome! Evening Worship....................... 6 p.m.
Home Bible Courses available... Wednesday Service..................7 p.m.
please call for details, & Youth Service........................7 p.m.
962-2213 Royal Rangers......................... 7 p.m.
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Discipleship Training 7:00 p.m

First Baptist Church WEDNESDAY
CRAWFORDVILLE Fellowship Meal 6:00 p.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.


Kelly Jo Langston, Rick Har-
rell and wife Chris and Car-
ilee Brown and husband
Weston; three great-grand-
children, Tommy, Caseylee
and Ariel; and a friend of 43
years, Teman Gandy.
Bevis Funeral Home, Har-
vey-Young Chapel in Craw-
fordville was in charge of
arrangements.

Kenneth A. Nabors
Kenneth Andrew "Andy"
Nabors, 50, of Panama City
Beach died Saturday, Dec. 12
in Panama City.
A memorial service with
Military Honors, was held
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Gulf
Beach Baptist Church in
Panama City Beach. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Gulf
Beach Baptist Church Build-
ing Fund, 10620 Hutchinson
Blvd., Panama City Beach,
Fla. 32407.
A native of San Diego,
Calif., and former resident
of Wakulla County, he lived
in Panama City Beach for the
past 15 years. Kenneth loved
to fish, enjoyed cooking
and eating, was a NASCAR
fan and was of the Baptist
faith.
Survivors include his par-
ents, Wayne and Barbara
Nabors of Tallahassee; his
wife, Mary Coffee Nabors of
Panama City Beach; a son,
Zack Nabors of Tallahassee;
a brother, Tony Nabors of
Summerland Key; a sister,
Brenda Thomas and Todd
of Tallahassee; and a niece,
Robin Whitman ofrallahas-
see.
Beggs Funeral Home in
Tallahassee was in charge
of the arrangements.

James H. Pound, Jr.
James Hannon Pound, Jr.,
77, of Ochlockonee Bay died
Friday, Dec. 11 in Gaines-
ville.
The service will be held
at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at
North Florida Baptist Church
in Tallahassee, with burial at
Roselawn Cemetery. Family
will receive friends from 6

Saint Teresa-
Episcopal
D Church
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Rev. Teri Monica, Priest
Rev. Roy Lima, Deacon
Sunday
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S/ United
Methodist
Church
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Vatstor Kevin attll
(850) 984-0127


to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17
at Wakulla Springs Baptist
Church in Crawfordville. Me-
morial contributions may be
made to Wakulla Christian
School, 1390 Crawfordville
Highway, Crawfordville, FL
32327.
A native of Chattahooch-
ee, he was a lifelong resident
of the area. He was a mem-
ber of Wakulla Springs Bap-
tist Church and for the past
50 years devoted his life to
his Christian faith and edu-
cation. He founded North
Florida Christian School,
where he served as principal
from 1966 to 1988. He also
helped to found Tallavanna
Christian School and Aucilla
Christian School and worked
with Wakulla Springs Baptist
Church to build Wakulla
Christian School where he
served as principal. He also
served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife
of 10 years, Valerie Land-
er Pound of Ochlcokonee
Bay; two sons, James "Jay"
Pound III and wife Vera
Lynch Pound and Jeff Ty-
ler Pound; two daughters,
Jeannie "Michelle" Pound
and Joy Angela Pound; a
sister, Alice Gay Dixon; two
grandchildren, James Han-
non Pound IV and Jessica
Renee Pound; two stepsons,
Lawrence Alexander Savage
and Robert Henry Savage;
a stepdaughter, Pattie Lee
Koch and husband Wayne;
three step-grandchildren,
Benjamin Lander Koch, Jef-
fery Savage and Matthias
Savage; and many beloved


nieces and nephews.


Bevis Funeral Home, Har-
vey-Young Chapel is in charge
of the arrangements.

Dennis O. Story
Dennis O. Story, 69, of
Tallahassee died Sunday,
Dec. 13.
The funeral service will
be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at
3 p.m. with visitation preced-
ing the service at 2 p.m. at
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home, 15 South Jackson
Street, Quincy. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Parkin-
son's Disease Foundation or
Big Bend Hospice.
Born on April 29, 1940,
he was a former member
and Deacon of Sabel Palm
Baptist Church. His Lord and
Savior were always impor-
tant in his life, followed by
family and his love for the
Seminole football.
He retired after 44 years
of employment with the
State of Florida at the De-
partment of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles.
Survivors include his wife
of 46 years, Sharon Lopez
Story; two daughters, Su-
zanne Elizabeth Story and
Jennifer Story Harrison; two
grandsons, Connor Harrison
and Andrew Harrison; a
son-in-law, David Harrison;
a brother,
Willard Story and Carol
of Bristol; a sister, Frances
Smith of Wauchula; and
many other loved family
members.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home in Quincy is in charge
of the arrangements.


news
Christ Church Anglican
hosts services
Christ Church Anglican
will hold two services on
Christmas Eve. The first
service will begin at 6 p.m.
and include the Children's
Christmas Pageant.
The second service will
be the traditional "Midnight"
worship with candlelight,
beginning at 11 p.m.
Of all the traditions of the
Christmas season, it would
be difficult to find one more
ancient, more beloved, more
honored than the "Midnight
Mass." Along with countless
churches around the world
Christ Church Anglican will
keep that tradition alive.
Christ Church is located
at 3383 Coastal Highway. For
more information, call (850)
745-8412 or Christchurchan-
glican@embarqmail.com.
Wakulla UMC live
nativity scene set
The public is invited to
an open house and live
nativity presentation by the
members of the Wakulla
United Methodist Church on
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18
and Dec. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at the Wakulla United
Methodist Church.
The live nativity will be
on the lawn of the parsonage
at 918 Woodville Highway
located just south of the Kast
Net Restaurant.
The sanctuary will be
open for tours and refresh-
ments will be served in the
fellowship hall.


SSopchoppy Crawfordville United
United Methodist Church
Christmas Cantata "Journey of Promises"
Methodist December 20, 3 p.m.
Church Christmas Eve Services 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Ochlockonee &Arran Road "Come Grow With Us" www.crawfordville-umc.org
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Pastor Kevin Hall
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Wakulla United
Methodist Church
unday Contemporary Service 8:30 am
I. es- 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 am
Wednesday Service 7 p.m
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
421-5741
Pasterjaica Heny Riubart

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


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 Page 5A


Impact fees


Clerk of the Court Brent Thurmond swears in Chairman Howard Kessler.


Kessler is sworn in
Wakulla Clerk of Courts commission at the start of man, looks on. Board mem-
Brent Thurmond, left, ad- the meeting on Tuesday, bers Alan Brock and Deputy
ministered the oath of office Dec. 8. It's Kessler's second Clerk Evelyn Evans are in
to Wakulla County Com- term as chairman. Commis- the background. Photo by
missioner Howard Kessler sioner Mike Stewart, who William Snowden.
as chairman of the county was chosen as vice-chair-


DOT road plan


Continued from Page 1A
"The bottom live is we have
now got a seat at the table:' said
Stewart. "The District Three
DOT folks are going to work
with us."
County Administrator Ben
Pingree said he is "very encour-
aged" by the working arrange-
ment developed by county and
state officials.
"We've really been working
on this and we have increased
communication with District
Three," said Pingree. "We're
building strong relationships
with them and its very exciting.
The message that we sent to
the district secretary (Tommy
Barfield) is that we want more
(projects)."
DOT Public Information
Officer Tommie Speights said
the DOT has placed a number
of large projects in the five year
plan for Wakulla.
One project that has
Wakulla officials excited is
a $6.097 million resurfacing
project on U.S. Highway 319
from Wakulla Arran Road to the
Leon County line. The project
is slightly less than eight miles
long.
Stewart said he has been
told that the four laning of U.S.
Highway 319 will not happen
unless the state gets an enor-
mous amount of money from
the federal government.
"The reality of it is that the
four laning is just not happen-
ing:' said Stewart "It's just not
going to happen unless we
get another round of stimulus
money, which is doubtful, but
even if we do, the project is not
shovel ready."
With four leaning out of the
picture, Stewart has asked DOT
to help the county expand the
highway with a third or "sui-
cide" lane.
The commissioner said he
hopes to have the suicide lane
constructed from Crawfordville
to Bloxham Cutoff or at least to
Whiddon Lake Road.
"The suicide lane (already in
place) has done tons of good,"


Continued from Page 1A
Christmas in Sopchoppy
Christmas In Sopchoppy, in
spite of wet and rainy weather,
was an enjoyable day for those
who braved the weather, Satur-
day, Dec. 12, according to orga-
nizers. Santa welcomed more
than 20 children who came to
visit in the newly renovated
Sopchoppy Train Depot Games
and crafts were moved inside
the old Outfitters building.
Businesses were open to
greet customers and spread
some holiday cheer.
"This event was a collective
effort by so many people, busi-
nesses and organizations who
gave unselfishly of their time,
resources and talents to make
it happen," said Debbie Dix, a
volunteer coordinator for Christ-
mas In Sopchoppy. "I was so
pleased by how smoothly plans
moved along, and by the out-
pouring of charitable support
by so many in the community
and beyond.
"For me, this event was filled
with holiday spirit and the un-
selfish kindness and fellowship


Ben rlngree
he said. "They're (DOT) on
board to help us."
Administrator Pingree said
the county hopes to link the
transportation projects to a
beautification and safety plan
through Crawfordville where
sculpted medians can be add-
ed.
"This is something we have
been working on for a while,"
said Pingree. "It would create a
sense of place for Crawfordville
and a more attractive urban
core."
Pingree attended the Mid-
way meeting with Special Proj-
ects Coordinator Jennifer Langs-
ton and Office of Management
and Budget Analyst Virginia
Dekle who has past DOT work
experience.
Speights said the Midway
meeting is an annual event to
give local officials and residents
an opportunity to discuss up-
coming projects.
DOT officials review the
comments after the meeting
and possible changes can be
addressed, he said.
The plan includes $614,000


that Christmas is supposed to
represent," said Dix. "In spite
of the weather, I couldn't have
asked to be part of a more magi-
cal and blessed event."
Christmas In Sopchoppy was


for construction of the Ochlock-
onee Bay Bike Trail which was
advanced from the Fiscal Year
2013 budget to FY 2012.
Federal stimulus money
will pay $174,680 for intersec-
tion improvements at U.S. High-
way 319 and Aaron Strickland
Road. The project was advanced
from FY 2011 to 2010.
A Small County Outreach
Program (SCOP) grant project
at New Light Church Road
will be completed in 2011 at a
cost of $671,000. The program
allows local governments to re-
pave and repair existing paved
county roads.
A County Incentive Grant
Program project will be the
third lane on U.S. Highway 319
from Trice Lane to Rainbow
Drive. The FY 2012 project will
cost $340,000.
A Bike and Pedestrian
Master Plan was approved
for $120,000 to cover project
planning in Leon and Wakulla
counties.
In FY 2011, a 3.71 mile proj-
ect from the Franklin County
line to Beasley Road will be re-
surfaced. The $2.9 million proj-
ect will improve U.S. Highway
319 in the Sopchoppy area.
In 2011, the construction
of the Ochlockonee Bay Bike
Trail will be included for $1.2
million.
The one area of concern,
said Stewart, is that the Capital
Region Transportation Plan-
ning Agency (CRTPA) controls
the funding for the region and
Wakulla County has only one
vote on the board.
Leon County and Tallahas-
see control the purse strings
for funding projects in the area
and unless Wakulla County
lets the planning agency know
their concerns, more money
will go to Leon County, Stewart
concluded.
The CRTPA holds meetings
in Wakulla County twice a year,
but none of the meetings have
drawn more than 10 people
when they have occurred.


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Consultants analyzed the
costs of growth on certain
categories such as roads,
law enforcement, fire, EMS,
public library and parks and
recreation and proposed
$4,500 as the impact of a
new home.
Prior to the moratorium,
the county assessed only a
portion of those fees, charg-
ing $1,246 for a single-family
home.
Some builders and real
estate brokers have urged
the commission not to re-
impose impact fees, arguing
that it just adds another ex-
pense to an already deflated
industry.
Kimberly Moore, director
of WorkforcePlus and newly
elected president of the
Wakulla Chamber of Com-
merce, told the board that
the chamber is concerned
about the effect of impact
fees on small businesses.


Pand Z
Continued from Page 1A
Rather, she said, it's a
matter of fairness: the two
cities represent only 2.5 per-
cent of the county's popula-
tion, but under the current
makeup have 25 percent of
the votes on the planning
commission.
Artz's proposal created a
planning commission with
10 members one appoint-
ment by each county com-
missioner, plus two at-large
members nominated by the
county Planning Department,
and three non-voting mem-
bers, St. Marks, Sopchoppy,
and the school board.
The current planning com-
mission has nine members:
an appointment by each
county commissioner, one
each for the cities, an at-large
member nominated by the
Planning Department, and a
non-voting membership for
the school board.
Other less controversial
provisions include making
terms of office for planning
commissioners four years,
corresponding with county
commissioners' terms.
Jackie Lawhon, City Clerk
of Sopchoppy, told commis-
sioners that, if they went
ahead and stripped the
planning commission of its
power, they might as well sit
as the planning commission
themselves.
Pam Shields, the current
St. Marks' appointee to the
planning commission who
serves as vice-chair, told the
board she would resign if


Local mortgage bro-
ker Ralph Thomas argued
against the logic of impact
fees, submitting a letter to
commissioners at a recent
meeting that contended new
growth actually pays for it-
self. To support that, Thomas
pointed to figures that indi-
cate that new homes built
since 1998 account for 20
percent of taxable property
in the county but pay 40
percent of the taxes.
Commissioner Lynn Artz
responded to that before the
vote was called, saying that
what Thomas' figures prove
is that the state's property
tax system is inherently un-
fair. Impact fees are more
fair, she argued, because
they impose the costs of
growth on those who creat-
ing the demand.
And Artz pointed to stud-
ies that show that impact
fees rather than deflating
construction and develop-



they removed the city's vot-
ing status.
Robert Roddenberry, a
former Sopchoppy city com-
missioner, claimed that the
county wanted to "stack
the planning commission
because you're not satisfied
with what they did" with the
wetlands ordinance.
After a circuit court threw
out the county's wetlands
protection ordinance for
procedural flaws in how it
was enacted, commissioners
sought to reenact it to keep
protections in place while
a new ordinance was being
drafted. Planning commis-
sioners voted to reject the
wetlands ordinance and
when it came before the
county, the vote for approval
was 4-1, with Commissioner
Mike Stewart voting against.
Since the vote was not unani-
mous, the measure failed.
Current Sopchoppy City
Commissioner Richard Hard-
en blasted Artz for pushing
the issue when Sopchoppy
is in her district. "You repre-
sent us and never came to
talk to us," he said.
"This is an effort to re-
shuffle the deck and is di-
rectly related to the wetlands
ordinance," Harden said.
Artz denied it, calling
it "guesses" at her motiva-
tion. The current system is
illogical, she said. Districts
1, 2, and 3 have one vote on
the planning commission,
she said, but with the cities,
Districts 4 and 5 effectively
have two votes.


ment actually encourage it
because potential homeown-
ers know that infrastructure
and services are available.
The population of Wakul-
la County has tripled in the
past couple of decades, Artz
said, but without having
imposed the full measure of
costs on new residents, the
county finds itself unable
to pay for its needs. She
suggested U.S. Highway 319
could possibly have been
widened to four lanes, a new
EMS station could have been
added, perhaps a recreation
park in the northern part of
the county, more firefight-
ers, a third courtroom, or a
community swimming pool
if the board had imposed
the true costs of growth on
new homes.
"We have dug ourselves
a deep hole," Artz said. "I
don't know how we're going
to catch up."


Additionally, she said,
why should the cities have
a vote when other unincor-
porated communities in the
county such as Crawford-
ville, Panacea, Shell Point
- do not.
Commission Chairman
Howard Kessler agreed with
Artz's assessment, and char-
acterized the current situ-
ation as the "tail wagging
the dog."
"This is a travesty we're
about to commit," Commis-
sioner Mike Stewart said of
removing the cities. And of
the charge that the motiva-
tion for the changes was
the defeat of the wetlands
ordinance, Stewart said, "I
hope that's not true. I really
hope that's not true. Shame
on you if it is."
He and Commissioner
Alan Brock voted against the
changes.
As for the change in pro-
cedures adopting amend-
ments to the county's Land
Development Code, Brock
offered to go along with it
if the board would compro-
mise on requiring a super-
majority from the county
commission on any issue
not recommended by the
planning commission, rather
than a simple majority.
Stewart supported the
supermajority, but other
commissioners wouldn't go
along with it.
"My concern," Kessler
said, "is we are the elected
officials" not the planning
commission.


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WHS player makes mark at UWF
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leyball team earned their sec- matic bid to the NCAA S
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conference championship Nov. 19. The Argonauts i
Nov. 14 in Searcy, Ark., while it to the semifinal m
dropping just one set in the before losing to #12 ra
three tournament matches. St. Leo in five sets. Ni,
Nichols had double digit again had double digit
kill totals in all three matches in both matches and
during the tournament, high- J named to the 2009 N
lighted by a 14-kill perfor- South Regional All-Toi
mance and a .522 hitting per- L_ ment Team.
centage in the finals against For the year, Nichols
West Alabama. Nichols, a aged 2.5 kills per set, h
junior outside hitter, was one a .248 percentage and pi
of three UWF players named up 16 service aces.
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Shorthanded grapplers finish fifth


By KEITH BLACKMAR
kblackmar@thewakullanews.net
It was not a wrestling
tournament for the history
books or for Wakulla War
Eagle Coach John Wain-
wright to savor. Wakulla
took part in the Capital City
Classic at Tallahassee Chiles
last week and took home a
fifth place.
"It was the easiest tour-
nament will take part in
all year," said Wainwright.
"We should have won the
thing."
Wakulla was missing sev-
eral wrestlers due to missing
weight or disciplinary rea-
sons and Niceville slipped

War Eag
By SCOTT COLLINS
Special to The Wakulla News
The Wakulla boys' varsity
basketball team lost three
more games last week and
ran their record to 1-6 on
the season. Coach Michael
Sweatt's squad started the
week a little flat in their first
game against Maclay, but
they were able to bounce
back and play two competi-
tive games versus Lincoln
and FAMU High.
The War Eagles visited
Maclay on Tuesday, Dec. 8
and lost handily to a pow-
erful Marauder team. The
Marauders broke the game
open early and led 34-19 at
the half before cruising to a
64-39 victory.


into the winner's circle.
Suwannee County placed
second and Lincoln and
Panama City Beach Arnold
tied for third.
Jeremy Hall did not com-
pete at 103 pounds and
Kevon White failed to make
weight at 112.
Tyler Hill had a strong
tournament and placed sec-
ond after losing by pin in
the finals.
Carlton Atkinson did not
place at 125 and Garrett
Woofter did not place, but
did win a match at 130.
Travis Hinsey is injured and
has not competed at his 130
pound category.


At 135 pounds, Cameron
Crum failed to make weight
as was the case with Scott
Varner at 140.
Robert Douin competed
up in class at 145 and Bran-
don Cardon placed fifth at
152. Wakulla forfeited the
160 pound weight class.
Luke Taylor placed fifth at
171 and Matt Fields placed
second at 189. Fields had an
injury default in the finals.
Tyler Corbett had "a great
tournament" at 215 pounds
as he finished second. Fresh-
man Chris Griffin placed
fourth and Wainwright said
his performance was "a com-
plete surprise." However, the


coach added that Griffin has
a very bright future in front
of him if he chooses to con-
tinue wrestling.
Twelve to 16 teams will be
participating in the Fort Wal-
ton Beach Duals Dec. 18 and
Dec. 19. Wakulla wrestlers
will have a chance to wrestle
nine matches. "We need to
have everybody at weight
and everybody at school,"
said Wainwright.
The War Eagles will com-
pete at Lemon Bay Dec. 29
and Dec. 30 before returning
to Medart for the Jan. 2 Beef
O' Brady's Tournament.


Kellie Graves battles Suwannee player recently.


WHS tops Godby


for second win
The Wakulla Lady War the Godby victory which fea-
Eagle soccer team lost a close tured two goals by Chelsea
2-1 match against John Paul Sanders and single goals by
II last week before topping Megan Rollins and Brook-
Godby 4-0 for their second lynn Tindall.
win of the season. A road Assists in the game went
game in Live Oak against Su- to Brooklyn Roddenberry and
wannee County was rained two to Emily McCullers.
out Saturday, Dec. 12. Wakulla improved to 2-10-
Brooklynn Tindall scored 1 overall and 1-1 in district
for WHS against JPII. The as- play on the season. Taylor
sist was awarded to Chelsea County hosted Wakulla on
Sanders. Goalkeeper Shay Dec. 14 and Godby will visit
Barwick made seven saves. Medart on Jan. 5. Photo by
Barwick had one save in Bill Rollins.


le basketball team drops three contests


A bright spot for Wakulla
was the play and hustle of
senior Antonio Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick finished with 11
points, three steals, two as-
sists and four rebounds.
On Friday, Dec. 11, Lincoln
visited the War Eagle gym
and defeated Wakulla in a
hard fought battle. Wakulla
trailed from the beginning,
but kept the game close
trailing by only seven points
with three minutes left in the
game. Wakulla was forced
to foul late in the game and
the Trojans made their free
throws to cose out an 83-70
defeat for the War Eagles.
"I think if we can start
playing a little more con-
sistently and doing all the


little things it takes to win,
then we will start getting
some victories," said Wakulla
Head Coach Michael Sweatt.
Freshman Johnie Robin-
son led Wakulla with 22
points and five steals. Greg
Thomas added 12 points,
seven rebounds and three
blocks. Takija Knight had 11
points and nine rebounds.
James Maxwell had seven
points and six rebounds.
Mikal Cromartie and Justin
Willoughby combined for 10
points and 11 assists, while
seniors Antonio Kilpatrick
and Lorenzo Randolph com-
bined for 11 points and five
assists.
Wakulla hosted FAMU
High on Saturday, Dec. 12


FSU will play in Gator Bowl


The Florida State Univer-
sity Seminoles will travel
all the way to Jacksonville
to participate in the Gator
Bowl game to end the 2009
season.
The 6-6 Seminoles will


play the 9-3 West Virginia
Mountaineers of the Big
East Conference. The game
will be played at 1 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1 and CBS
television, WCTV Chan-
nel 6 in Tallahassee, will


televise the game. The
radio broadcast will be on
WTNT, 94.9 FM.


and in what turned out to be
a defensive contest, Wakulla
lost a much closer game than
the score indicated by a final
of 48-36. In a back and forth
battle, FAMU High led 35-34
entering the fourth and final
quarter. FAMU outscored
Wakulla 16-5 in the fourth
quarter, making 10 of 11 free
throws while Wakulla was


only 12 of 25 from the line
for the game.
Greg Thomas and Takija
Knight combined for 16 pts,
16 rebounds, four blocks, and
three steals.
James Maxwell had six
points and six rebounds.
Mikal Cromartie had four
points, five steals and five
assists. John Cooper had


a strong game battling on
defense and blocking out
down low while making his
presence known as an inside
force.
Wakulla played at Chiles
on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and will
also play in the Elks Lodge
Shootout Tournament host-
ed by Tallahassee Lincoln on
Dec. 18 and Dec. 19.


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WHS student artwork was displayed at the North Florida Fair.

Students show artistic side


Wakulla High School art
students recently entered
their artwork in the 2009
North Florida Fair Art Con-
test.
Instructor Cassie Tucker
said the students have "in-


credible talent."
The students received rib-
bons for their work. They in-
clude, front, Danielle Weaver
and Shelby Coleman. Second
row: Michelle Churchard,
Hannah Proulx, Jessica Park-


er, Ayla Tinnell, Emily Mc-
Cullers and Alina McCullers.
Back row: Dana Ferguson,
Ryan Harris, Summer Hey-
denrich, Briana Schultheis
and Erica Wilson. Ashley
Hero also exhibited her art.


Nine students who en-
rolled in year two of the
Early Childhood Education
Program at Wakulla High
School recently received CPR
Certification.
Lt. Fred Nichols of the
Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office worked with the stu-
dents on obtaining the cer-
tification which is one of
several requirements for
observation and supervised
work experience with young
children as well as initial
employment in this industry.
"The Wakulla School District
cannot emphasize enough
the importance of keeping
children safe," Superinten-
dent David Miller said.
After completion of this
program students will have
the opportunity to obtain
industry certification in the
childcare field. Principal
Mike Crouch stated, "Pro-
viding our students with


From Left, Chelsea Scalingi, Lauryn Huebner, Ve-
ronica Ryan, Alexis Collins (holding baby doll),
Johnnekia Robinson (holding other baby doll), Kayla
Haley, Kristin Craze and Kristi McKenzie,


skills needed on the job is
a priority for Wakulla High
School."
The Early Childhood Edu-
cation Program focuses on
broad, transferable skills
ranging from planning, man-
agement and finance to tech-
nology and production skills,
labor, community, health,
safety and environmental


issues; and developmentally
appropriate activities and
practices for children from
birth through preschool
age.
"A special thanks to Lt.
Fred Nichols of the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office for
working with this program,"
said Assistant Principal Sun-
ny Chancy.


CES spellers display skills


Crawfordville Elementary
School held its annual fourth
and fifth grade Spelling Bee
Dec. 4. Thirty students from
15 homeroom classes battled
for two first and second
place positions from each
grade level as well as two
third place alternates. The
first place winner from fifth
grade was second year re-
turning Bee contestant, Tyler
Tucker representing Barbara
Updegraffs class and second
place winner was Emily Mc-
Cann from Betty Hobbs' class,
while second year contestant,
Harley Rigdon representing
Lynne Smith's class, claimed
the title as third place alter-
nate.
Fourth grade winners in-
cluded: Taryn Pfister, first
place from Sherry Parks'
class, Anthony Modzelewski,
second place and Miracle Pot-
ter, third place alternate; both
from Frankie Harvey's class.
Other contestants from
the fifth grade classes includ-
ed: Austin Cline, Cheyenne
Jones, Ezra Massey, Caleb
Poppell, Alyssa Stokley, Kayla
Taff and Desera' Wishart
while Kaysha Harper, Hunter
Quick, Jalecia Reed, Noah
Sanders and Kymberli Sul-
livan competed as returning
Bee contestants.
Fourth grade contestants
included: Nathan Cushard,
Caleb Logan, Kayla Rosetti,
Ja'Mecia Rosier, Madisen
Rudd, Taylor Spell, Jordan Sto-
rie, Daniel Sullivan, Era Taff,
Antwan Thomas, Linsdey
Wells and Danielle Whiting.
Advancing on to the District
Spelling Bee on Friday, Jan. 8
at Riversink Elementary will
be Tucker, McCann, Pfister
and Modzelewski. Rigdon
and Potter will be waiting in
the wings to step in if the
first or second place winners
are unable to attend.
Assistant Principal, Laura
Kelley stated, "Principal Walk-
er and I are very proud of all
of our fourth and fifth grade


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The Wakulla County Sher-
iff's Office, Juvenile Justice
members and the Wakulla
County School District re-
cently provided Simulated
Impaired Driving Experience
(SIDNEY) Education.
All 120 Wakulla High
School students attending
Driver's Education were pro-
vided the opportunity to
experience driving the SID-


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operating a vehicle while
impaired.
Wakulla High School Ath-
letic Director and Driver's
Education teacher Buddy
Tomaini assisted with the
program.
The students also ex-
perienced the Fatal Vision
Goggles, which simulate con-
ducting simple motor skills


while impaired. The Juvenile
Justice Deputies also spent
time discussing the laws
and issues associated with
underaged drinking during
the classes.
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iff's Office Juvenile Justice
Unit will be conducting this
and similar activities as part
of their ongoing efforts.


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Young Jack, front, pulled the winning ticket in the Boy Scouts fundraiser,


Scouts raise money for camps


Boy Scout Troop 8 at
Wakulla Middle School held
a raffle drawing for a shot-
gun. Robert Tucker was the
winner.
Young Jack is the little


man in the photo who drew
the winning ticket for the
troop. Young Jack was nearby
visiting Santa at the Sop-
choppy Christmas Festival.
All of the proceeds from the


raffle go toward paying for
winter and summer camp
for the scouts.
The leaders are David Da-
mon and Phil Dunaway.


CHAT elects officers at dinner


By PETRA SHUFF
CHAT held its annual holi-
day party potluck dinner and
elections Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Wonderful food was served and
we had a lot of fun throughout
the evening. The election results
are as follows: President Petra
Shuff; Vice President Heide Clif-
ton; Treasurer Anne Van Meter;
and Secretary Pat Ross.
The directors/chairpersons
who agreed to serve for a year
were announced and voted in
by the board. They include: Di-
rector of Health Education, Dr.
Faith Hughes; Director of Mem-
bership, Kristie Revell; Director
of Foster, Ava Woodall; Director
of Volunteers, Linda Harvey;
Director of Off-Site Adoptions,
Debbie Casto; Director of Fund-
raising, Nancy Krzycki; Director
at Large, Christy Noftz; and Di-
rector at Large, Joan Hendrix
We would like to give a word
of caution if you plan to give an
animal as a Christmas present.
Too many animals are returned
after just a few weeks, after the
initial newness wears off, and
nobody seems to have the time
it takes to train the new dog.
Before you buy or adopt
an animal, please consider
it carefully. Are you ready to
housebreak them, take walks
in the rain, take them to the vet
for shots or help them when
they are sick? Consider giving
a money gift to your favorite
shelter where animals are wait-


ing for good forever homes. A
gift-certificate for the adoption
of an animal is another option
Please read the poem which
might help you make a good
decision,
"You weren't given a gift,
you were given a life." Twas the
night before Christmas when
all through the house. Not a
creature was stirring not even
a mouse. The stockings were
hung by the chimney with care
in hopes that St. Nick soon
would be there. The children all
nestled snug in their beds with
no thought of the dog filling
their head. And mom in her
kerchief and I in my cap knew
the dog was cold, but didn't care
about that. When out on the
lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bed to see
what was the matter. Away to
the window I flew like a flash
figuring the dog was free of his
chain and into the trash. The
moon on the breast of the new
fallen snow gave the luster of
mid-day to objects below. When
what to my wondering eyes
should appear but Santa Claus
with his eyes full of tears. He un-
chained the dog once so lively
and quick last year's Christmas
present now painfully sick.
More rapid than eagles he called
the dog's name and the dog
ran to him despite all his pain
Now Dasher, now Dancer, now
Prancer and Vixen on Comet on
Cupid on Donner and Blitzen


To the top of the porch to the
top of the wall let's find this
dog a home where he will be
loved by all I knew in an instant
there would be no gifts this year
for Santa had made one thing
quite clear. The gift of a dog is
not just for the season we had
gotten the dog for all the wrong
reasons. In our haste to think
of the kids a gift there was one
important thing we missed, a
dog should be family, and cared
for the same. You don't give a
gift, then put it on a chain. And
I heard him explain as he rode
out of sight, "You weren't given
a gift, you were given a life."
Author Unknown


Spivey graduates from Basic
Wakulla High School 2007
graduate Pfc. Melanie Chadwell
Spivey recently graduated ba-
sic training at Fort Jackson
military base. Graduation was
held Dec. 4 in Columbia, S.C.
Melanie ranked fourth in 2'
her platoon in her physical pro-
ficiencies test and was ranked
as a marksman (one shot off
of sharpshooter). She will be
pursuing a career in the Army
as a medic with her advanced
training in Texas at Fort Sam
Houston where she will train
for 19 weeks. Melanie was a
Summa Cum Laude gradu-
ate in high school, National
Honor Society member, and
excelled at advance placement
classes.
"Thanks go out to all family
and friends for their support of
her and her choice and all our
active military," her mother,
Ann Chadwell said. "Her fam-
ily is very proud of her." Ann Chadwell and Pfc, Melanie Chadwell Spivey


Jobless rate is unchanged


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
Wakulla County's unemploy-
ment rate was up in October
to 7.7 percent from 7.2 percent
in September, according to the
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion.
Despite the increase, Wakul-
la still has one of the lowest
jobless rates inthe state. Of the
67 counties in Florida, Wakulla
was eighth on the list for lowest
unemployment.
The unemployment rate in
Florida continued to rise, up to
11.2 percent from 11.1 percent in
September. The rate represents
1.027 million jobless people out
of a labor force of 9.1 million.
Nationally, unemployment
continued to rise as well, up to
10.2 percent in October from 9.8
percent in September.
Liberty County had the low-
est unemployment in the state
at 5.4 percent, with Monroe
County next on the list at 7.0


percent, followed by Alachua
and Leon counties, both at 7.1
percent, Jackson at 7.2 percent,
Walton and Lafayette at 7.3
percent, Okaloosa at 7.4, Hol-
mes at 7.5, and then Wakulla.
Neighboring Franklin County
was right behind Wakulla on
the list at 7.8 percent.
There are now 40 of the 67
counties with unemployment
above 10 percent. The highest
unemployment in October was
reported in Flagler County with
a rate of 16.1 percent. Agency
for Workforce Innovation Di-
rector Cynthia Lorenzo said
that 339,600 jobs were lost in
October, a negative rate of 4.4
percent compared to October
2008.
The three industries that
accounted for more than two-
thirds of job losses in the state
are trade, transportation and
utilities; professional and busi-
ness services; and construction.
Healthcare has been Florida's


only growth sector for most
of 2009.
"This rate indicates that
Florida's families and busi-
nesses are still facing chal-
lenges," Lorenzo said. "While
fewer job losses reveal slight
improvement in the economic
climate."
Wakulla's labor force in-
creased in October to 15,397
people of which 14,219 were
employed and 1,178 were un-
employed.
In September, the local labor
force consisted of 15,312 people
of which 14,210 were employed
and 1,102 were unemployed.
Unemployment in the Talla-
hassee Metropolitan Statistical
Area, which includes Wakulla,
Leon, Jefferson and Gadsden
counties for the purpose of mar-
ket analysis, was unchanged in
October at 7.5 percent. Of 23
MSAs in the state, the Tallahas-
see area continued to have one
of the lowest rates.


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 Page 9A


Sheriff's

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
officials are investigating an aban-
doned mobile home reported Dec.
10 in the Bob Miller Road area, ac-
cording to Sheriff David Harvey.
Ronald A. Gilley reported that a
man asked him if he could park a
mobile home under a powerline in
order to fix an axle.
Gilley reported that several sub-
jects have been taking metal siding
from the mobile home and nobody
has returned to take the mobile
home away. A potential victim's
name was obtained, but investiga-
tors have not been able to contact
the person. Deputy Nathan Taylor
and Det. Jason Newlin investigated.
Det. Bruce Ashley said the sheriff's
office appreciates calls from citizens
in the area since it assists law
enforcement officials respond to
unusual cases.
In other activity reported by the
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
during the past week:
Sheriff's Office investigators
received the final Medical Examin-
er's report in the Sept. 19 shooting
death of Mary Dicks at a Crawford-
ville pawn shop location that was
being used for a yard sale.
The cause of death was officially
ruled accidental and no charges
were filed in the case, according to
Det. Bruce Ashley. Dicks was shot
when a firearm discharged near
her and ricocheted off part of the


Report

building and struck her. She died
a short time later.
On Dec. 9, Raymond B. Mabrey
of Bristol and Ben Withers Con-
struction reported a criminal mis-
chief at Mash Island Park Beach in
Panacea. Damage was observed in
the men's and women's restrooms.
The toilets were clogged with beer
cans. Damage was estimated at
$400. Deputy Nick Boutwell inves-
tigated.
On Dec. 9, Rebecca L. Perkins
of Crawfordville reported a residen-
tial burglary. A forced entry was ob-
served at her shed. Approximately
$2,200 worth of property was
removed from the shed. Deputy
Nathan Taylor investigated.
On Dec. 9, Melanie H. Lowe of
Crawfordville reported a residential
burglary. The victim returned home
to find her lights on and her com-
puter missing. The computer was
valued at $1,000. Evidence was
collected at the scene. Deputy Dale
Evans investigated.
On Dec. 9, David A. Roberts of
Crawfordville reported a structure
fire. Deputy Dale Evans arrived and
discovered smoke coming out of
vents. Wires shorted out in the roof
area and damage was estimated
at $3,000.
On Dec. 10, Virginia Garzaniti
of Tallahassee reported a residential
burglary in Crawfordville. Someone
entered her home and removed


a $400 television from the wall.
Damage to the sheet rock was es-
timated at $350. Det. Rob Giddens
and Jeremy Johnston investigated
with Sgt. Danny Harrell.
On Dec. 10, Ninfa D. Ezell of
Crawfordville reported the theft of
$510 worth of medications. The vic-
tim had been at Wal-Mart and left
two handbags at the store. Deputy
Nathan Taylor investigated.
On Dec. 10, Presley D. Toole
of Crawfordville reported the theft
of a bicycle, valued at $110. The
bike was taken from a shed at the
victim's home. Deputy Brad Taylor
investigated.
On Dec. 10, Margaret A. Hum-
phrey of Tallahassee reported a
vehicle burglary. The victim was at
the Family Dollar in Crawfordville
and left her purse in an unlocked
vehicle. A wallet was removed from
the purse. The wallet is valued at
$30. Deputy Brad Taylor investi-
gated.
On Dec. 8, Mike Gauger of
Wakulla High School reported a
theft of a cell phone from his desk.
The phone belonged to a student
at school. The phone was valued
at $299 and was entered in the
NCIC/FCIC computer. Deputy Billy
Jones investigated.
On Dec. 8, Travis C. Williams
of Crawfordville reported the theft
of Christmas lights. The lights were
valued at $60. Deputy Nick Gray


investigated.
On Dec. 8, Donnie C. Miller
of Crawfordville reported a ve-
hicle burglary. Medications were
removed from the victim's truck.
Deputy Jerry Morgan investigated.
On Dec. 8, Mike Greene of
Talquin Electric reported a fraud
as one of the clerks received three
counterfeit $20 bills. A suspect
has been identified. Deputy Jerry
Morgan investigated.
On Dec. 8, Kimberly A. Ham-
ilton of Crawfordville reported a
fraud as someone created charges
on her bank account. Someone
purchased materials for delivery
in Columbus, Ohio. Deputy Jerry
Morgan investigated.
On Dec. 10, Ashley W. Poitevint
of Crawfordville reported a credit
card fraud. The victim reported
unauthorized use of her debit card
in the amount of $2,800. Deputy
Scott Powell investigated.
On Dec. 15, an early morn-
ing newspaper carrier reported
a broken front door at Michele's
Convenience Store in Crawfordville.
Det. Evelyn Brown discovered that
the store register had been stolen.
Damage to the store was estimated
at $500. A brick was used to dam-
age the door. There was no money
taken in the crime. CSI Melissa
Harris and Det. Sean Wheler also
investigated.
On Dec. 14, Nell Moore of


Crawfordville reported a burglary
at Mary Ann's Beauty Salon in
Crawfordville. A forced entry was
discovered at the front door and
the cash register was taken. The
register was valued at $100 and
a small amount of cash was also
stolen. Deputy Nick Boutwell in-
vestigated.
On Dec. 14, Melissa D. Morgan
of Crawfordville reported a theft
of a cell phone, valued at $80. The
phone was taken at a local bar and
a suspect has been identified. Dep-
uty Nick Boutwell investigated.
On Dec. 11, Justin D. Vernon of
Sopchoppy reported a grand theft
of hunting dogs from his home.
Someone let six dogs out of their
pen. The dogs are valued at $3,600.
Deputy Ryan Muse investigated.
On Dec. 11, Charles G. Friz of
Crawfordville reported a vehicle
burglary. Someone entered his
vehicle and removed a cell phone
while he was at a Shadeville busi-
ness. The phone was valued at
$350. Deputy Ruel Raker investi-
gated.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office received 667 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.


Court Shorts


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the
First District Court of Appeal
in Tallahassee reversed the
murder conviction of Daniel
Chavez, finding that the trial
court committed an error in al-
lowing hearsay statements to
come in that indicated Chavez
intended to kill his wife if she
ever left him.
At a trial in February 2008,
Chavez was found guilty of
first-degree murder for kill-
ing his wife, Kathy Partida
Chavez, in 2005 by stabbing
her twice in the chest with a
knife. He was sentenced to life
in prison without the possibil-
ity of parole.
Hearsay statements what
another person said are not
usually allowed in court, with
a few exceptions. Wakulla
Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls
allowed the jury to hear about
threats Chavez made to some
housemates about killing
his wife, under an exception
based on common law known
as "forfeiture by wrongdoing"
- which holds that, because
Chavez's conduct resulted
in his wife being unable to
testify, he had forfeited his
confrontation and hearsay
rights.
The appeal court disagreed,
finding that common law for-
feiture by wrongdoing is not
authorized under Florida's
Evidence Code.
"In light of the strong,
prejudicial nature of the hear-
say statements, we cannot
say that there admission did
not reasonably affect the
jury's guilty verdict for first-de-


Truck

overturns

on U.S. 98
A 1997 Mack truck over-
turned last week on U.S.
Highway 98 near Newport
after a mechanical failure.
The accident happened
on Friday, Dec. 11, at 6:25
a.m. The driver, Jeffrey Mel-
vin Rowland, 62, of Lynn
Haven, suffered only minor
injuries in the crash.
The driver told Florida
Highway Patrol troopers
that he lost steering and the
truck left the shoulder and
overturned. An inspection
indicated the truck was miss-
ing a steering linkage known
as the Pitman arm that turns
the wheels.
Trooper Cpl. Mike Cross
estimated damage to the
truck at $30,000.
FHP was assisted on the
scene by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, the
Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice, the Wakulla Fire Depart-
ment and Wakulla EMS.


gree murder," the three-judge
panel found. "Despite the
significant evidence of guilt,
the trial court's error in admit-
ting the statements was not
harmless... Accordingly, we
reverse (Chavez's) conviction
for first-degree murder and
remand for a new trial."
Assistant State Attorney
Jack Campbell prosecuted the
case at trial. Chavez was rep-
resented by Assistant Public
Defender Maria Ines Suber.
Wakulla County Judge
Jill Walker recused herself
from the case of Crawfordville
attorney Richard Reno, who
has filed a motion to vacate
his 2007 conviction on a mis-
demeanor charge of making a
false report to a law enforce-
ment officer.
Reno claimed at his 2007
trial that his signature had
been forged on some mort-
gage documents. The six-
person jury found him guilty,
and Judge Walker withheld
adjudication meaning there
was no conviction on his re-
cord and ordered him to pay
some $2,600 in court costs.
At a court hearing on Mon-
day, Nov. 30, Judge Walker
said she couldn't preside over
the Reno's motion because
she had spoken to him about
his case without being aware
he intended to seek to have
the judgment vacated. The
case was assigned to retired
Circuit Judge William Gary.
Reno's attorney, Marcy La-


Hart, filed a four-page motion
in early November contending
that the state withheld poten-
tially exculpatory evidence
that may have indicated his
innocence. Specifically, the
motion claims that the FDLE
crime lab did not find Reno's
fingerprints on mortgage
documents.
"Before trial, both Rich-
ard Reno and (his attorney)
inquired as to the results of
the fingerprint comparison
and were told by the State At-
torney that the 'Lab was very
behind' and the testing had
not been completed," accord-
ing to the motion. "The state-
ment by the state attorney
was false. The results of the
fingerprint evaluation were
available and were exculpa-
tory because they indicated
that no evidence of any prints
belonging to Richard Reno ap-
peared on the documents."
The trial basically came
down to whether jurors be-
lieved Reno's story that he



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was taken advantage of by a
business partner who fleeced
him, or a Dade County notary
who said she never would
have notarized sales docu-
ments ifReno was not present
at the closing.
Reno said that a business
partner, John DeToma, had
convinced him to sign blank
documents back in 1998 for
real estate deals. In 2006, he
was contacted by a finance
company saying a quadraplex
in West Palm Beach that he


owned was being foreclosed
for an outstanding mortgage
balance of more than $100,000.
He testified at the trial that
DeToma had suckered him
out of more than $900,000 in
bogus business deals.
Assistant State Attorney
Ashleigh Stowell, who pros-
ecuted the case, argued at
the trial that Reno lied when
he made a statement to the
Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice that he had not signed
the mortgage documents. The


state's theory of the case was
that Reno claimed identity
theft in order to get out of
paying the mortgage.
Reno is a former Eastern
Airlines pilot who took a med-
ical retirement and eventually
went to law school at Florida
State. He became a licensed
attorney in 1998 and opened
an office in Crawfordville in
2001. Though a complaint was
lodged with the Florida Bar
over his conviction, Reno has
never been disciplined.


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Rain, wind, fog put a damper on local fishing hopes


From The Dock
BY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL


This definitely hasn't
been one of the better weeks
or weekends for fishing. If
it wasn't the rain creating
problems it was the wind,
and if it wasn't the wind it
was the fog.
I think so far we have had
about eight or nine inches of
rain for the month of Decem-
ber and the norm is about
1.5 inches. The canals behind
the house are black from the
tannic stain in the water and
the water temperature is in
high 50s.


I have been fishing in-
shore for trout and reds
since 1978 and it has been
my experience that when we
get this much rain this time
of year it can ruin our fish-
ing. J.R. at J.R.'s Aucilla River
Store always said that in the
winter when you get a big
rain and the river turns black
and the leaves are floating in
the river, you might as well
head to the hill. That means
there is a lot of fresh water in
the river and trout don't like
that. Reds don't seem to be


affected as much by the fresh
water and you can still catch
them in the rivers and creeks.
People ask me where do the
trout go and that is a good
question. Years ago I was
at Spring Creek and I asked
Mr. Spears that question and
he said he didn't know. He
figured they went offshore
to warmer and saltier water.
A friend of mine said they
were diving the Rotary Reef
years ago and saw quite a
few big trout on the bottom
so maybe they're out in that
deeper water around the
reefs and rock piles.
Last year we didn't have
that much rain during the
winter months and the wa-
ter stayed clear and salty.
Some of the best days I had
were in January. I fished a
1/16 ounce lead head with


a three inch white Gulp. As
soon as the water started
over the oyster bars on the
rising tide the fish would
start biting. I was casting
toward the bar and retriev-
ing very, very slowly. Usually
that time of the year there
is a lot of slime on the bot-
tom and using the lighter jig
head you can keep it out of
it. Wherever I could find the
warmest water was usually
the best place to fish.
The only person that I
talked to that said anything
about seeing any fish was
Jimmy at Shell Island Fish
Camp. He said he heard of
some reds being caught up
in the Wakulla River on the
falling tide, but most were
puppy reds. Puppy or not,
at least he had something
pulling on the other end of


the rod.
I guess if you're not go-
ing fishing, it's a good time
to change that line on your
reels and get ready for next
year. For the past three or
four years I have been using
braided line exclusively. I
started with the 10 pound
diameter and now use it
only when I'm out over
some structure in a little
deeper water and there is
the opportunity of catching
a big bull red or a cobia. In
close I use the two pound
diameter. I have yet to have
a fish break off in close and
it casts so much farther and
smoother.
When I was using mono
and it was time to change
the line I would just take the
line off and throw it away,
but the braid is so expensive


I will reverse the line on the
spool. You'll need another
spool or another reel to do
this. Take the spool off with
the line attached and put an
empty spool on your reel.
Attach the end of the line
that you have been using
to the empty spool and reel
it in. The old line will be
at the bottom of the spool
and the new line, which has
probably never seen the sun
and looks new, will be at the
top of the spool. You can't
do this with mono because
of the memory and you just
saved about $15. This is
another advantage of braid
over mono.
Remember to leave that
float plan with someone and
be careful out there. Good
luck and good fishing!


Wakulla Springs is hub for Wakulla Wildlife Festival


By JEFF HUGO
Special to The Wakulla News
The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
Wakulla Springs State Park
will host the Wakulla Wild-
life Festival on March 19 and
March 20. The Wakulla Wild-
life Festival will invite par-
ticipants to be immersed in
the rich heritage and diverse
ecosystems that envelop
them in the Wakulla Springs
Watershed. Wakulla Springs
State Park will be the hub of
activities designed to educate,
inspire and empower positive
change by connecting indi-
viduals with their environ-
ment and heritage. The 2010
festival will also highlight the
75th Anniversary of Florida
State Parks.
The Wakulla Wildlife Fes-
tival caters to the diversity of
its participants by offering
fine art, exceptional music,
activities for children and
families and environmental
experiences both rare and
compelling.
Visitors might seek the
unexpected on a night cruise
down the Wakulla River as
the ruby-red eyes of alligators
dance in the reflected light
of a flashlight. Others may
prefer to quietly celebrate a
serene sunrise with morning
light dancing through the sil-


very strands of Spanish moss
dangling from ancient cypress
limbs. Still others would
choose to be escorted to the
remarkable aqueous geologic
"eyes" of seldom seen win-
dows on a submerged under-
ground cave system.
Everyone can enjoy view-
ing the wildlife and heritage
of the region through the
eyes of gifted artists during
the Art Opening on Friday
evening and the continuing
Wildlife Art Show on Satur-
day. There will be fine pottery
and carvings that create the
essence of past cultures and
mimic the natural designs of
our environment. Photogra-
phy, paintings and drawings
will capture the magical mo-
ments of the region that the
artists have seen, desired to
hold captive and shared.
During the Art Opening
on Friday evening, March
19, guests can be serenaded
by the contemporary Na-
tive American flute of Jonny
Lipford and retire to the Ball
Room Restaurant in the his-
toric Wakulla Springs Lodge
for a fine meal. A master of
the Native American flute,
Jonny Lipford's music em-
bodies the festival's spirit.
Visit www.reverbnation.com/
jonnylipford to sample his
work.


Nature lovers can hone
their wildlife-watching skills
and senses as they scan the
budding branches of Wakulla
Springs State Park. They can
seek out butterflies, those
remarkable ambassadors of
the insect kingdom, to be
invited into their yard or
witnessed on a sojourn in
the wild. They can tune their
ears to the songs of the park's
spring birds. Or they can join
a group of photographers to
utilize that new camera to
capture moments of outdoor
splendor.
For those who seek the
rare, the unusual or the one-
of-a-kind, the Wakulla Wildlife
Festival celebrates the giant
trees who are the champions
of its forests. Aquatic "gems"
in the form of sapphire blue
and emerald green sinks
wait to be explored. An adult
and accompanying child can
investigate together the amaz-
ing workings of carnivorous
plants.
Families and children can
experience special moments
together if they choose to
take part in the specially
designed Children's Tours
available Friday night and
Saturday. Like the Premium
Guided Tours, pre-registration
is required. For a minimal fee,
both child and accompanying


Stone Age Festival is planned


The Ochlockonee River
State Park will host the third
annual Stone Age and Primi-
tive Arts Festival in February.
The festival provides a
glimpse at how early man
lived and worked, with dem-
onstrations of flint knapping,
hide tanning, and carving of
bone, wood and antler.
Also on display will be
Old and New World bow-and-
arrow construction, basket
weaving, and early pottery.
Atlatl throwing and primitive
bow competitions will also
be held.
The festival is set for the
weekend of Feb. 12 through


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will delight in the colorful
and mystical world of spiders,
be captivated by the art and
science of bird banding and
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smells, and textures of wet-
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Children will squeal with
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museums and recreational
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Living History Demonstra-
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work. There will be the brutal
power of the blacksmith as
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ping. These local bands are
an absolute delight. Their
upbeat sound along with the
spirited clogging of the Hot
Pepper Steppers is sure to
entertain.
It is easy to become part of
the celebration. Simply visit
www.WakullaWildlifeFesti-
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of activities on March 19 and
March 20. Please register on-
line early for the premium
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Dux Liquors
El Jalisco
Food Mart
Hamaknocker's
Karol's Korner Petro
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Ming Tree
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Coast Guard

Auxiliary Reports
By Sherrie Alverson

In last week's column we mentioned "Fellowship," one
of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's original cornerstones, and
how much we enjoy having the opportunity to participate.
Last Saturday night members of Flotilla 13 attended their
Christmas party at Angelo's and enjoyed more fellowship.
It was nice, indeed!
Attending were the two Flotilla Commanders, the out-
going, Mae Waters, and the incoming, Bob Morgan, John
Sykes, Vice Commander, as well as Sherrie Alverson, Ed
Burroughs, Eleanor Carlan, Glenn Edrington, John Edring-
ton, Jim McGill, Ron Pagel, Ron and Angret Piasecki and
James and Edith Taylor.
Our guests were the faithful three, Helen Branan,
Dorothy Edrington and Ouida McGill, and surprise ones,
Diane Edrington, wife of Glenn, Mary Taylor, daughter of
James and Edith; Louvenia, wife of Bob Morgan, Robert
Morgan, grandson of Bob and Louvenia, and Terrie Carlan,
son of Eleanor.
Eleanor now lives near Atlanta, but wanted to come
to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Christmas party and others.
Terrie, who also lives near Atlanta, said "Okay." They got
up before the rooster on Saturday and came down. They
went back to Georgia Sunday afternoon. Terrie is a busy
business man, you know.
We were so glad to see Eleanor. It seemed like we all
wanted to talk to her at once. She and her late husband,
Fred, joined Flotilla 13 in February 1982. She served as
Flotilla Commander in 1995 and 96. Eleanor was always
a dedicated auxiliarist.
Even after she and Fred moved to Atlanta they retained
their membership in Flotilla 13 and they came down for
meetings and to pull their duty shifts.
Unfortunately the photos Jim McGill took Saturday
night were not up to his usual high standards.
During the short business meeting Mae, as one of her
last official acts, presented Certificates of Appreciation to
John Edrington and Sherrie Alverson for their assistance,
dedication and length of service. She had a similar one
for Lynne Reese, but Lynne has submitted her request for
retirement and was unable to attend.
Mae turned the meeting over to the Incoming Flotilla
Commander, Bob Morgan. Bob briefly presented an over-
view of plans for the upcoming year. He also reminded
the members that there will be a public education course,
Reading Nautical Courses, presented Saturday, Dec. 19, at
the Coast Guard Auxiliary Station at Shell Point.
The class will begin at 9 a.m. For more information,
contact John Edrington, public education officer, at 926-
2606.
Bob reminded the members that, although it is clas-
sified as a public education course, it is also an excel-
lent review for auxiliarists. John and Jim McGill are the
instructors, but both would welcome the membership's
assistance.
This is where I usually type, "And now we have Caro-
lyn Treadon's report of Flotilla 12 news." But her e-mail
tonight read, "No news this week."
Remember safe boating is no accident.


Wildflower Foundation donates to IF


The Florida Wildflower organization's third $100,000
Foundation (FWF), Maitland, donation since the fund was
recently donated $100,000 established in 2007.
to the Gary Henry Endow- The endowment is made
ment for the Study of Florida possible by the $15 donation
Native Wildflowers at the made with the purchase of
University of Florida/IFAS. each State Wildflower license
The donation marks the tag. "This is the only endow-


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Florida native wildflowers,"
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Caster. "It assures that each
individual investment in the
State Wildflower license plate
will pay lasting dividends."
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beauty and environmental
health while creating the
sense of place that is La
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for its flowers, communities
statewide are starting to
realize the economic poten-
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tourism,' "said FWF executive
director Lisa Roberts. "The
endowment will supports
research into such things
as seed germination and
propagation methods that
are essential to the success of
wildflower plantings."


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Lady War Eagle cagers win two more games


The Wakulla Lady War
Eagle basketball team won
two out of three games last
week as Coach Casey God-
win's squad beat two of the
three Tallahassee schools in
their path.
Wakulla beat Godby 46-38
in Medart before Rickards


topped Wakulla at WHS 87-
44. Wakulla got the best of
Leon 45-42.
Wakulla improved to 5-4
overall and 1-0 in district
games.
Artigua Kilpatrick led
Wakulla against Godby by
scoring 23 points with seven


rebounds, two steals and two
blocks.
Taylor Eglton added 12
points and five rebounds,
two assists and three steals.
Cayla Pennywell chipped in
with seven points.
Wakulla was unable to
control the Rickards offense


in the "Black Out Game."
Kilpatrick scored 16 points
while Eglton added 13 and
Jasmine Green and Nese
Jackson scored four points
each.
Kilpatrick scored 21
against Leon and Eglton
scored 10 to lead the Lady


War Eagles against the Lady
Lions.
Wakulla built a comfort-
able lead after three quar-
ters before the Lady Lions
outscored Wakulla 24-8 in
the final quarter to make the
game close.
Kilpatrick and Pennywell


combined for 12 rebounds
and seven assists. The two
players had 11 steals and
Kilpatrick had three blocks.
Wakulla hosted Florida
High on Dec. 15 and will play
in the Wakulla Coastal Holi-
day Classic Dec. 18 through
Dec. 21 in Medart.


Weather rains on War St. Marks Christmas dinner was special


Eagle soccer parade


What could have been a
busy week for the Wakul-
la War Eagle soccer team
turned into a brief week as
rain dominated the action
on the field.
Wakulla dropped a 2-1
decision to John Paul II and
Leon topped WHS 6-0 before
the bad weather moved in
for the Capital City Tourna-
ment in Tallahassee.
Wakulla hoped for bet-


ter weather Dec. 14 against
Florida High in Medart.
Rickards will host Wakul-
la Jan. 5 and Maclay will
host Wakula Jan. 7. The next
home game will be played
Friday, Jan. 8 against Godby.
Springfield Rutherford will
visit Medart on Jan. 11 as
the district portion of the
schedule concludes.
Wakulla is 5-4-1 overall
and 2-0 in district games.


Adult baseball

league seeks players


The North Florida MABL
baseball league is seeking
players from the Big Bend
area, including Gadsden,
Wakulla, Franklin, Leon,
Jefferson, Madison, Taylor,
Dixie, Hamilton, Suwan-
nee, Lafayette, Columbia,
Liberty, Union and Baker
counties, to participate
in men's adult baseball
and men's senior baseball
leagues.
Games are played in
each county usually on


Whaley-
Continued from Page 1A
He was working for the
state Road Department in
1947 when he got his license
to preach, said daughter Jackie
Jetton. The way he was in
church and doing his ministe-
rial duties, she said, is the same
way he was at home. "I never
did hear him raise his voice,"
she added.
"It was God first, then the
churches, then mama, and then
the children," she said. His wife
of 72 years, Celia Whaley, his
"dollbaby," died in July. Since
then, Jackie said, he had been
waiting, every day, every hour,
to join her in heaven.
Clayton said of his father,
"He just felt led by the Lord
to preach."
During a trip to the moun-
tains, Clayton recalled his
father telling him: "The devil
doesn't go on vacation. I guess
I shouldn't either." He was
always needed for weddings
and funerals.
While the Whaley farm con-
sisted of several hundred acres,
Clayton said the land was too
poor to really grow crops. Free-
range cattle and hogs were
a mainstay of local families,
including the Whaleys, until
the state outlawed free-ranging
in the mid-1940s.
Clayton remembered his
father as a crack shot who
could hit a flying goose with
a .22 rifle. When his father
was young, he said, "They
used to have to walk a lot in
those days. They'd walk to
Sopchoppy for dances he
and his cousins." And Panacea,
too. Clayton said his father also
once swam across Lake Ellen
- which is more than a mile
across. "He could just about
fix anything," Clayton said. He
recalled a story of man in a
Model A breaking down. "He
fixed it with haywire."

Lewis hosts

'Dirty Jobs'
Don't miss seeing one of
the dirtiest jobs in Wakulla
County as St. Teresa Clam Co.
and owner Clayton Lewis are
featured on Discovery Chan-
nel's "Dirty Jobs with Mike
Rowe" Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 9
p.m. The crew will head to Al-
ligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve
to harvest clams with Lewis
who harvests clams from two
leased areas of Alligator Har-
bor then processes them at a
plant 12 miles north near the
Sopchoppy River in Wakulla.
Fresh St. Teresa Clam Co. clams
are available for purchase at
Mineral Springs Seafood in
Panacea. While in the area the
"Dirty" show will take viewers
to the Apalachicola Forest to
take on worm grunting.


Sunday unless there are
tournaments going on.
There are more than
3,300 teams and other re-
gional leagues across the
country.
Players age 18 or older
are invited to contact Greg
Vickers at (850) 253-5107
or Gregvickers9@yahoo.
com. New team workouts
begin in January. Sign
up may be completed at
www.leaguelineup.com/
northfloridamabl.


ST. MARKS
By Linda Walker

Hi neighbors. Is it slop-
py wet out there or what?
No I did not pray for rain or
cooler weather. I thought
I would leave well enough
alone. In spite of the rain,
our St. Marks community
Christmas dinner had a
good turn out.
Jim and Betty brought
me a plate when they
got back since I was un-
able to attend. Talk about
good food, if you didn't
make it, you missed out
on some great food. There
isn't anything better than
good southern cooking
that has been cooked by
the people in our town.
God bless our fire depart-
ment as always for making
everything so special and
thank you for all of the
hard work you had to do
to get it all together.
Listen up people! I need
to warn you again. The
black bears are right here
in our town and you need
to keep your kids and pets
inside at night. Charlotte


and Carson Stanley had a
300 pound visitor the other
night when she took her
little dog out. It had got-
ten into the garbage and
moseyed on over to Kent
Murphy's and got into his
garbage. Due to Carson
teasing Charlotte about
the bear, he now gets to
take the dog out. But y'all
please be careful outside at
night. Since their habitat
has been destroyed, they
are coming to our homes
looking for food. It will do
you no good to call any-
one. They won't come and
will tell you they have no
place to move them to.
I wonder why? I am
quite sure someone, some-
where is getting paid to do
this very thing. But since
they say they can't do
this maybe someone else
needs this job? Unless the
bear tears your arm or part
of your body off, you can't
touch it. This is not even
the bear's fault. The trees
were cut down, the land
was scraped to the dirt,
the streams were filled up
with concrete.
These bears have no


place to go. It's kind of like
the gators that we see in
our ditches when it rains
too much. The culverts or
whatever those things are
get flooded with water and
it runs across the road and
here come the gators. It
doesn't happen very often,
but enough to make you
watch where you step.
I don't know how these
drainage ditches work but
are they supposed to stop
up on both ends? Some
people can't even get into
their yards when the water
gets up too high. A giant
machine, like a shop vac-
uum, but 20 times bigger
ought to do the trick!
Neighbors, if you should
happen to see me limping
down the road at anytime
please stop and pick me
up. I won't be doing it
for the exercise. My old
clunker gave up the ghost.
It threw a rod and it has so
much wrong with it that I
think it deserves a moment
of silence. I do try to make
it to the post office and
Ms. Joy's, but the knocking
kind of scares me, but it
has been a good one, only


Children exposed to secondhand smoke have higher rates of asthma and respiratory infections and
are more likely to begin smoking themselves. Help them be safe...please don't smoke around kids.

Call 1-877-U-CAN-NOW or visit FloridaQuitline.com.

A message from the Wakulla County Health Department and the Florida Department of Health.


using two quarts of oil a
week whether I drove it
or not. The tires will go
flat just sitting there, but
it was a good one while it
lasted. Life goes on.
Let's wish these special
people a happy birthday:
Happy birthday to Jer-
elene Howard on Dec. 23,
Corey Stanley on Dec. 26
and Sandy Chapman on
Dec. 31.
Neighbors, on our prayer
list please pray for each
other, Brad's father, Lloyd
Wright and Daryl Langs-
ton, due to the loss of his
father, Reddick Langston,
Nettie, Junior and Gordon
Strickland, Dottie Lynn,
Newell Ladd and all those
not named here. Pray for
our soldiers overseas and
their families, our Vietnam
vets, our town, our country
and pray for peace.
May each and every one
of you have a loved filled
wonderful Christmas.
Thought for this week:
Never let me get so busy I
wait too late to make time
for others. If you have
news, please get it to me,
you know how.


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 Page 13A


Amnesty Days are planned at the


From the Desk
of the Public
Library


While on vacation in Sep-
tember, two of our patrons,
Doug and Michelle deFend,
while on an 11,000 mile trip
in their Bounder motorhome
stopped at a campground in
St-Mathieu-De-Beloeil Cana-
da, which is just southeast
of Montreal.
While browsing the
shelves at the campground's
trading post for books in
English, they stumbled upon
a Tony Hillerman paperback
People of Darkness. Upon
opening the book they were
amazed that the book was
checked out from the Wakul-
la County Public Library back
in 1997. Now, we can't say
who checked it out but we
realized that there may be
other books of ours in used
bookstores, closets, boxed


up, or sitting on shelves at
home because of fears of
high overdue fees.
Because of this, the library
is holding an amnesty period
until Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
This means that all overdue
fines will be waived for ma-
terials that are returned late
during this time no matter
how long they've been out.
We will also forgive fines
for materials that have been
turned in late in the past that
are still on your record if you
come and talk to us. Replace-
ment fees for lost books will
not be waived. Materials
must be in good condition
and be able to go back into
circulation to not be subject
to replacement/damage fees.
We are doing an inventory
beginning in late January
and need as many materials
returned to us as possible.
So if you stumble across any
library materials that are
a decade or more overdue,
like the deFend's did, please
return them, no questions
asked. The library is also ac-
cepting canned and non-per-


The deFends found local
ishable food for the needy
throughout this period in
lieu of fines for those who
wish to donate.
Friday Night Movie
Friday night at 7 p.m.
as part of our Friday Night
Movie program we are show-
ing the sixth in a series of
films based on J.K. Rowling's
bestselling series about a
teenage wizard and the ad-
ventures he and his friends
have at their school for
witches and wizards.


library book in Canada.
Although our Public
Viewing Liscense doesn't
allow me to name the film
I am allowed to give you
some clues. Starring Daniel
Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and
Emma Watson, this PG rated
film tells the story about
Lord Voldemort tightening
his grip on the "Muggle" and
wizard worlds. The school
Hogwarts is no longer safe
and the hero of the story
(we'll call him...Harry) and
his friends (we'll go with...


Ron and Hermione maybe?),
prepare for a showdown
with the forces of darkness
while going through the
trials and tribulations that
every teenager does. Come
join us for this exciting film
that leads directly into the fi-
nal two installments (the last
book is being split into two
movies) of this epic story.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for
the 7 p.m. showing. The film
is 2 1/ hours long and we ask
that all children be accompa-
nied by an adult.
Ouilt Raffle
Just a reminder that the
Sassy Stripper Quilting
Guild and the Friends of
the Wakulla County Public
Library, are raffling off a
handmade quilt to support
program at the library such
as our children's programs,
Friday Night Movies and our
summer program of events
to name a few. Tickets are
$2 and can be purchased
from members of the Ouilt-
ing Guild and the Friends of
the Library, or at the front
desk. Please buy a ticket or


library

two and help support your
Library.
Computer Class and
Community Meetings
Our last computer class of
the year will be Digital Pho-
tography and will be held on
Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m.
to noon. This is not a hands
on computer class and the
only requirements are a love
for photography.
As always the Sassy Strip-
pers Quilting Guild meets
on Friday's beginning at
9:30 a.m. and the Library's
Book Club meets Friday's at
3 p.m. The Sons of Confeder-
ate Veterans meet Saturday,
Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. The Men's
Fraternity, a Christian men's
organization, meets on Mon-
day, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information
about these or any other
groups meeting at the library,
please call us at 926-7415 or
e-mail me at scottj@wakul-
lalibrary.org. Remember to
sign up for our weekly e-mail
of library events and check
us out on FaceBook.


Another lawsuit is filed over Shell Point property


By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net
An Orange County man
who purchased a lot from
Shell Point Residences has
filed a lawsuit against the
company and owner George
Heaton claiming that they
failed to honor a buy-back
provision in the contract.
According to the lawsuit
filed on Nov. 30 in Wakulla
Circuit Court, John Boc-
chino purchased land for
$975,000 "based on assur-
ances they would build a
marina, a restaurant/tiki
bar facility, and numerous
luxury single family homes
within the community, all
to be an integral part of
their promised Shell Point
Development where Boc-
chino's property is located
and all of which to support
and enhance the purchase
price."
Court documents indi-
cate that, in April 2008, Boc-
chino took out a $682,000
mortgage plus $242,500
in promissory notes with
an inducement from Shell
Point and Heaton that they
would buy back the prop-
erty and assume the mort-
gage and notes.
After failure to construct
the promised amenities,
Bocchio elected to exercise
the buy-back option.
"Shell Point and Heaton
have failed or refused to
act in conformance with
their obligations under
the buy-back agreement
despite demand," the law-
suit alleges.
Several purchasers of
Shell Point properties have
filed a lawsuit against the
company and Heaton seek-
ing to have the compa-

Candidate

names are

submitted

to Crist
The Judicial Nominat-
ing Commission (JNC) for
the First District Court of
Appeal has submitted four
names to Governor Char-
lie Crist for consideration
and appointments to fill
the vacancy resulting from
the resignation of Judge
Edward T. Barfield.
The four nominees in
alphabetical order are:
James C. Hankinson,
57, Tallahassee; Simone
Marstiller, 45, Tallahassee;
Charles A. Stampelos, 59,
Tallahassee and Waddell
A. Wallace III, 56, Jack-
sonville.
The governor now has
sixty days to make the ap-
pointment.
Current members of the
JNC include Peter Antonac-
ci. Vice Chair, Patricia Ann
Conners, Agustin G. Cor-
bella, Katherine E. "Kathi"
Giddings, Michael J. Glaz-
er and George T. Levesque,
Chair, all of Tallahassee;
and Fred D. Franklin, Jr.,
Marcia Parker Tjoflat, and
Steven K. Yablonski, all of
Jacksonville.


ny buy back their lands.
Wakulla Bank has filed to
foreclose on the property,
and other creditors have
lined up with their claims.
Melvin Rosier, a for-
mer county employee who
lost both his legs in a
January 2005 accident, has
filed a motion against Ring
Power Corporation for spo-
liation of evidence col-


elected when the company
repaired faulty equipment.
Rosier was crushed by a
420D Caterpillar front end
loader after its parking
brake failed. His legs were
amputated after infection
set in.
Rosier has a pending
lawsuit against Ring Power
and Caterpillar for negli-
gence, and in a motion sub-


mitted to the court on Dec.
2, claims that a Ring Power
employee who examined
and repaired the front end
loader after the accident
took the parts that failed as
well as photographs of the
parts and placed them in a
secure "chain of custody"
room.
In October, Ring Power
has been unable to locate


the parts or photographs.
Attorney William Hall,
who represents Rosier,
wrote in the motion, "There
is no way these parts and
photographs could have
disappeared from a room
solely under Ring Power's
custody and control unless
there was affirmative action
taken to destroy them."
The front end loader had


work done on it by Ring
Power some eight to 12
weeks before the accident.
Rosier's case alleging
that negligent work done
by Ring Power led to the
accident is seriously ham-
pered, the motion argues,
without the machine parts
or photographs as evi-
dence.












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Barkfest event to raise


money for sick animals


Bingo for Books held


Calling All Wiener Dogs!
Big Bend Barkfest, Inc. is a
new non-profit organization
formed in Wakulla County
during the summer of 2009
by a committed group of
dedicated animal lovers. The
corporation has also proudly
become a new member of
the Wakulla County Cham-
ber of Commerce.
The new organization
will focus on enhancing
the health of homeless
dogs to strengthen their
chances of being placed in
permanent, loving homes.
The positive impact on sur-
rounding communities in
the region will be a giant
step forward for these home-
less dogs who so desperately
need healthcare. Without it,
they risk being the "throw-
away" dogs of our society.
The first annual Big Bend
Barkfest is a festival for dogs,
by dogs, to be held at the
Wakulla High School March
6. This is a huge endeavor
for the organization and
they have worked for many
months to bring this festival
to life.
"We graciously welcome
volunteers, sponsors, do-
nations, vendors, formerly
homeless dogs to walk in
the opening parade, entries
for our costume contest, and
of course your wiener dogl"
said Petra Shuff.


The festival brings to-
gether people and dogs,
both young and old, to cel-
ebrate the incredible joy of
the human-canine bond.
Barkfest will kick off with
a parade of formerly home-
less dogs and their now-
permanent owners. Lots of
activities are planned to fill
the day with fun and laugh-
ter. In addition to numerous
exhibitors, food, and arts
and crafts vendors, there
will be demonstrations by
retrieving dogs, search and
rescue dogs, and others.
There will be whimsical
events such as costume con-
tests and best trick contests.
There will be competitions
with everything from Jack
Russell Terrier races with the
famous dogs (and national
champions) of our local Jacks
B Quick to agility dogs to
the crowd-pleasing wiener
dog races. This is a definite
"must see" event. Watching
a wiener dog race will make
you smile.
If you have a Dachshund,
you will definitely want
to join in on all the fun
and enter your wiener. Pre-
registration for the Wiener
Dog Races is encouraged,
but you can also register
your racer the day of the
event for an additional $5
fee. Registration forms and
rules can be downloaded


from the Big Bend Barkfest
web site at http://bigbend-
barkfest.com/ or visit the
site for more information.
Should you have any ques-
tions about the Wiener Dog
Races, just send an e-mail
to wienerraces@yahoo.com
and someone will be happy
to respond.
To you wieners out there
who have never been in a
race before, no problem. A
practice run will be held
prior to the big race on
March 6. Please continue to
check our web site for the
time, date and place of the
practice run.
Big Bend Barkfest, Inc.
is also proud to announce
that a celebrity has joined
us in our promotion effort
to publicize The Big Bend
Barkfest. JarJar Binks, a 7
foot tall lifelike replica of
the loquacious Star Wars
character, will serve in two
capacities.
Mr. Binks will make pub-
lic appearances on behalf of
Barkfest. You may make his
acquaintance at a number
of locations around Craw-
fordville between now and
the festival in March. You
can check out his schedule
on our referenced web site.
Most importantly, JarJar is
looking for a new home and
you have an opportunity to
have that home be yours.


JarJar Binks visited
Azalea Park last week.
They are sponsoring a raffle
for JarJar.
The winner will be an-
nounced at Barkfest on
March 6 (need not be present
to win). For $2 per ticket, you
can take a chance on making
him part of your family.
Of course all of the pro-
ceeds from the raffle go
toward the cause, which is
to provide care for homeless
dogs throughout the Big
Bend area of Florida. Joan
Hendrix and Petra Shuff are
Co-Chairs of the Wiener Race
Committee.


Wakulla Christian's Jim Pound dies


Wakulla County lost a no-
table member of its commu-
nity, and thousands of former
students throughout the Tal-
lahassee area lost a beloved
mentor with the death of
James "Jim" H. Pound, Jr. on
Friday Dec. 11.
Pound was founder of North
Florida Christian School in
Tallahassee, Aucilla Christian
School in Monticello, Gadsden
Christian School (now Talla-
vana C.S.) in Havana and most
recently, Wakulla Christian
School in Crawfordville.
He passed away as a re-
sult of a brain hemorrhage,
stricken while he and Valerie,
his wife of 10 years, were in
Gainesville.
Pound "retired" to Ochlock-
onee Bay after a remarkable
career in the field of education.
He was born in 1932, attending
schools in Tallahassee and
graduating from Leon High in
1950. He served two years in
the U.S. Army, and received a
Master's degree in Exploration
Geology from Emory University
in Atlanta. He moved to Hous-
ton after graduation to work
with the Texaco Corporation,
but oil exploration was not to
be his life's calling.
In 1959, Pound moved his
young family home to Tallahas-
see, where he helped establish
Tallahassee Christian School.
In 1966, he founded North
Florida Christian School, which
today is among the most re-
spected private schools in the
state. It was during his time
at NFC, he founded Gadsden
Christian and Aucilla Christian
Schools as branches of NFC.
Pound retired from NFC in
1988, and in 1996 moved to a
log cabin, formerly owned by
his parents, on Ochlockonee
Bay.
In his words, "As a child I

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Crawfordville Elementary
School's Jump Rope for Heart
fundraiser was a great success.
The students raised $950.11 this
year. The money was raised for
the American Heart Association
to fund lifesaving research and
educational programs.
Heart disease is the nation's
number one killer and stroke
is the third highest killer and
the leading cause of serious
disability.
Students also earned indi-
vidual recognition and gifts for
participating in the fundraiser.
Shawn Taden was the top
fundraiser with $206. Han-
nah McKenzie was the second
highest fundraiser with $156.
Both students qualified for a
drawing to win a trip to Walt
Disney World. A total of 21 stu-
dents participated in the event
under the leadership of Coach
Bryan Camp and Coach Trish
Strickland.


Principal Jim Pound
spent hours fishing and explor-
ing on the shores of Ochlock-
onee Bay. It was wonderful. I
never wanted to leave. One of
my vivid childhood dreams
was to live on Ochlockonee
Bay."
Retirement didn't last long
in Wakulla. He soon accepted
the position of Principal at
C.O.A.S.T., a new public charter
school in St. Marks in need of
a leader. A few years later he
was back to his lifelong work
of establishing schools built on
Christian teachings.
Wakulla Christian School
opened in August 2003 with
43, three and four year olds.


Today the school offers PreK
to fifth grade classes with a
growing enrollment of 118. A
sixth grade class will be added
next fall.
Pound was serving as Prin-
cipal of the school at the time
of his death.
Wakulla Christian School
Program Coordinator, Cathy
Montgomery said, "I worked
with Mr. Pound for five won-
derful years. He was the most
honest, caring, loving Christian
southern gentleman. He was a
father figure to me and a host
of others. Wakulla Christian
was his latest mission, but I'm
sure by now Mr. Pound has
an All Angel School up and
running in Heaven."
Ralph Thomas, Chairman of
the Wakulla Christian School
Board, said the process to re-
place Pound has begun. "There
are a lot of details to be worked
out," said Thomas.
"Mr. Pound was much larger
than life and an inspiration to
countless thousands of people
who were educated under his
care. I know of no other man,
who did more for Christian
education than Mr. Pound. The
kids are much more resilient
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loved Mr. Pound like he was
their grandfather."
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 18, at North Flor-
ida Baptist Church, formerly
Temple Baptist, in Tallahassee.
Family will receive friends from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
17 at Wakulla Springs Baptist
Church in Crawfordville.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Wakulla Chris-
tian School, 1390 Crawfordville
Highway, Crawfordville, FL
32327.


Crawfordville Elementary
School had another success-
ful Bingo for Books night.
There were approximately
205 parents and children in
attendance for the recent fun
filled event.
Crawfordville families were
invited to participate in a free
bingo night with popcorn
and soft drinks being served
and books being given out as
prizes.
More than 300 books were
purchased for the event for
Pre-K through high school.
Bingo winners eagerly se-
lected a book of their choice as


quickly as their winning cards
could be verified. The evening
was planned so that families
could have fun together and
children could see that read-
ing is important for all ages.
Reading tips were con-
tinually displayed on a Power
Point throughout the evening
for parents to use at home.
"For two straight hours pop-
corn was popped, soft drinks
poured, bingo numbers called
and screaming little voices
saying, Bingol" said Principal
Angie Walker. "Crawfordville
hopes to host another bingo
night next semester."


Diabetes class slated


Give your family and your-
self a gift that will last a life-
time good health!
Someone you know has
diabetes right now and every
21 seconds someone else finds
out they have diabetes. The
Wakulla County Health De-
partment is offering Diabetes
Education classes and Support
Groups starting in January.
The classes meet once a week
for six weeks and the support
group meets once a month for
six months. There is no charge


for any of the sessions.
People with Diabetes and
their families will learn how
to understand and manage
the disease, how to plan and
eat healthy meals and snacks,
what medications are now
being used and how to admin-
ister them, how to increase
physical activity and lose
weight plus much more.
Call Grace Keith at 926-3591,
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009


This is a special time of year


R,H, Carter
From offices of R.H. Carter,
Executive Director,
Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Council, Inc.
and members of the
senior citizens staff.
The holiday season gives us
so many opportunities to take
a break from our busy lives in
these confusing times and to
reflect on all the blessings we
have. We have so many reasons
to be thankful for our lives.
Thanksgiving is a special
time to recognize and connect


with our spirituality. There are
amazing differences in the
sources of happiness recog-
nized around our planet. There
are some countries that have
bare shelves in their market
places and their citizens have
no money to spend anyway.
A bag of flour donated by a
foreign country can bring hap-
piness to an entire family. We
can complain about our federal,
state and local government and
never stop to appreciate the
options we have to shop and
make choices in our local mar-
kets. There are very few nations
that enjoy our lifestyle.
The Wakulla County Se-
nior Citizens Center provided
a countywide Thanksgiving
Dinner in 2007. About 350


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In 2008, more than 500 citizens
participated and in 2009 more
than 600 ate with us. Wakulla
Bank was the major sponsor
of the dinner this year and
has been each year. The board
and staff are so thankful that
our volunteers and businesses
enable us to provide this event
countywide.
The Senior Center is attend-
ed by a large group of our older
citizens who find peace and joy
in other seniors. Every senior
brings something special that
enhances the lives of others.
Any time I get pressured by
regulations, reports or writing
news articles, I can get up from
my desk and walk into the din-
ing room and I am immediately
uplifted. It's so refreshing to see
their smiles and listen to their
joyful comments. I can return
to my desk with a refreshed
spirit and continue my work.
I am so thankful that Em-
mett Whaley lived and served
in our county. He began preach-


ing in the church I attended
when I was in elementary
school. He served and was a
servant to anyone in need in
North Florida and the southern
part of Georgia and Alabama.
He donated all his energy
and time to serve others until
he passed from this life on
Dec. 8. He baptized me in
1960, conducted our wedding
ceremony in 1964 and preached
the funerals of my parents
and my wife's parents. He was
the most dedicated person
in the service of others that I
have known in my entire life.
I remember as a child that his
predictions were wrong and
that they were the result of him
being old. As I became older, I
began to discover that he knew
much more than I previously
thought. I have since learned
that he was the most intelligent
person in my life, including my
college professors. My concern
for our senior citizens has been
heavily influenced by him dur-
ing my life. He served many
generations of families and no
one can number the lives he
touched and influenced. I am
so thankful for him.
Christmas is a wonderful
time for us to enjoy the act of
giving. No gift is more valu-
able than our time and energy.
Share it with others. New Year's
Day is another opportunity for
a commitment to serve. Your
life will be longer and happier
as you serve more and more.
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We love our Monday
mornings. They begin with
relaxation, then progress
with gentle core strengthen-
ing stretches and postures,
and progress to an eye open-
ing thought for the day.
Our Yoga Monday
mornings are a great kick
start to the rest of the week.
Bringing people together in
this way has brought me
great joy and this group has
become great caring friends
to me and to each other.
Tuesday is our crafting
day, a day to enjoy and get
our creative juices flowing.
We laugh, get sticky from
the glues we use and we
sometimes paint ourselves
even when we try not to.
But most of all, we just
have fun. Some Tuesdays
we may create a simple
greeting card and others
we may create an involved
project. On Tuesday and
Wednesday afternoons we
have a beading class. This
is a fee-based class that


allows seniors to make a
beautiful necklace, bracelet
or earrings for a minimal
fee. Seniors are creating gifts
for all the people on their
list. We use the finest glass
and stone beads and the
product is truly something
to be proud of.
Thursday are our Wa-
tercolor class and the word
of the day is "practice, prac-
tice, practice." The more we
work the better we get!
If you come for a visit be
sure to check our calendar,
as it may be a day that we
are out working on our
winter garden. Lots of beau-
tiful butterflies are always
present and the herb and
vegetable garden is a delight
to see. Bring your gardening
gloves and sun hat and join
us any last Tuesday of the
month.
These activities and many
others are available at the
Wakulla County Senior Citi-
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By JACKIE TURNER
and JENNIFER PRIMM
Special to The Wakulla News
Wakulla Springs State Park
staff is doing their part to
help clean up Wakulla Coun-
ty. Recognizing that litter is
a countywide problem, the
Wakulla County Commission-
ers have formed a committee
of local citizens and govern-
ment officials to develop a
plan to reduce the amount
of trash along county roads.
In support of that effort, park
staff has pledged to increase
their efforts to cleanup local
roads that border the park.
What's the big deal any-
way? Who cares if there are a
couple of cans and bottles on
the side of the road? Keeping
our roadsides clean not only
keeps the county beautiful,
but more importantly, helps
to protect our beloved wild-
life. Litter harms animals in
a variety of ways. They are
cut by it (broken glass), be-
come entangled in it or eat it
(fishing line or plastic bags)
or become entrapped (whole
cans and bottles).
The increased efforts
of park staff represent an
expansion of the current
park cleanup program. For
years, the Friends of Wakulla
Springs State Park, as part of
Keep Wakulla County Beauti-
ful, have been conducting
quarterly cleanup of their
adopted three mile section
of CR 61 from SR 267 to
Shadeville Road. In addition,
over the last three years, the
park has occasionally cleaned
up bordering roads including

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Shadeville Road, SR 267, and
U.S. 319 and CJ Spears/New
Light Church Road.
To meet our pledge, the
park conducted four Saturday
cleanup this fall. The first
cleanup was part of the Coast-
al Cleanup. That day, 45 park
volunteers, representing the
Wakulla High School NJROTC,
Wakulla Pre-K principal and
teachers and the Friends of
Wakulla Springs State Park,
removed 740 pounds of trash


and recydables. ROTC deaned
up three miles of Shadeville
Road and a half mile of Rock
Road. Wakulla Pre-K staff
and the Friends cleaned up
the Friends adopted section
of road.
The second cleanup was
part of National Public Lands
Day on Sept. 26. That day, 12
FSU volunteers cleaned up
the McBride Slough bridge
area on SR 267 and removed
approximately 300 pounds


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of trash and recyclables. The
third cleanup took place on
Oct. 10, and 32 FSU volunteers
cleaned up three miles of SR
267 and a half mile of CR 61.
They removed 560 pounds of
trash and recyclables.
The fourth clean up took
place on Oct. 24, and about
10 FSU students were on
hand to cleanup U.S. 319
and C.J. Spears/New Light
Church Road. The volunteers
removed 200 pounds of trash
and recyclables. Over a six
week period, approximately
100 park volunteers removed
approximately 1,800 pounds
(or nearly one ton) of litter
from Wakulla County roads.
The park's AmeriCorps mem-
ber, Jennifer Primm, has been
an integral part of the success
of the fall service days by
recruiting and supervising
cleanup volunteers.
The effort continues on
Saturday morning, Dec. 19,
as members of the Friends of
Wakulla Springs conduct one
of their quarterly road ocean
ups on Highway 61.
At the end of each clean-
up, Park Services Specialist
Jackie Turner, tells all the vol-
unteers, "And for a moment
the area was beautiful." Every
piece of litter that someone
throws out their window or
flies out of a truck, nature
finds. Wakulla Springs and
its hard working volunteers
ask everyone to make beau-
tiful moments last longer.
Please don't litter and do your
part to keep Wakulla County
beautiful.


offered by health department
Department will be open you Stay Welll" officials said. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday,
after hours for your conve- H1N1 clinics at Wakulla Jan. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.;
nience. County Health Department, Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 4 p.m.
All of the clinics listed are 48 Oak Street, Crawfordville, to 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 26
open to all interested indi- will be held: Thursday, Dec. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
viduals (over age 6 months). 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; For flu information: www.
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Vendors sought for Arbor Day event


Vendors and exhibitors are
being sought for the January
Arbor Day Festival.
Artisan and craft vendors
are invited to display their
wares on Saturday, Jan. 16 at
Crawfordville's 6th annual
Arbor Day celebration in Hud-
son Park between 10 a.m. and
1 p.m. Nature art and outdoor
items such as gardening tools,
outdoor furniture and bird


feeders will have considerable
appeal for festival goers.
Green Guides, nurseries,
tree and yard service compa-
nies, and other nature-based
businesses are encouraged
to publicize their services to
this market. Food vendors are
being sought as well.
Vendors and exhibitors
pay no fee. Approximately
1,000 people are expected to


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One of several Springs manatees frolics in the water,


Wakulla manatee


herd is growing


By PATTY WILBUR
Special to The Wakulla News
Word seems to be spread-
ing among the manatees that
Wakulla Springs is the place to
stay! Over the last few months,
we have been playing host to
an increasing number of the
big mammals.
On one recent day, 26 were
spotted in the park. And we
have actually seen at least 35
different individuals in Novem-
ber. We're blowing old manatee
records for the park out of the
water.
We're seeing lots of new
faces, but some old familiar
ones as well. Several of the
manatees who were here last
winter have recently returned.
Whether all of the manatees
here now decide to stay for the
winter this year remains to be
seen. Last year, five left as late
as the end of December, and 11
stayed in the river until spring.
(Though mysteriously, after


January they spent almost all
of their time down the river.) If
most of them do hang around,
it may be quite a crowd keeping
warm at the spring basin on
frosty days.
Our manatee with the sat-
ellite transmitter is still here
for now. CR018's orange and
blue transmitter with black
antenna can often be seen
bobbing about in the middle
of the river.
If you would like a good
look at the manatees, mornings
seem to be your best bet At that
time of day they are often hang-
ing out under the dive tower
or even frolicking in the swim-
ming area. Those play groups
can be really rambunctious,
splashing, rolling and jostling
each other around. As the day
goes on, they tend to disperse
down the river. But at any time
of day you can usually spot
several during a boat tour since
there are so many around.


Donations needed


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pendency court, children are
now encouraged to be in the
courtroom when their parents
appear.
On Monday, Dec. 7, more
than 70 children were in the
courthouse, kept busy until the
case was called with toys and
books in the large jury room.
Wakulla County Judge Jill
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dependency as an acting circuit


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Happy first birthdays
Maternal grandparents
are Loretta Guess of Craw-
fordville and the late Troy
Guess, Jr. Paternal grand-
parents are Linda Durand
of Crawfordville and Roger
e Durand and Jane Durand of
Fort Lauderdale.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ent is Leverne Robison of
Crawfordville. He also has
two brothers, Ryan Durand
of Ocala and Tristan Shivers
of Crawfordville.


Reagan L. Wester
Happy first birthday to
Reagan Leigh Wester on Oct.
30. She is the daughter of
Eddie Wester and Christine
Wester of Crawfordville.
Maternal grandparents are
Roy and Faye Lollie of Craw-
fordville. Paternal grand-
parents are Jerry Wester of
Lavergne, Tenn. and the late
Relette Wester.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ent is Rebecca Gardner of
Tallahassee.


Gail and Charles Hickman

Hickmans celebrate

50 years together


Charles "Chuck" and Gail
Hickman of Crawfordville
will celebrate their 50th wed-
ding anniversary. The couple
was married on Dec. 18, 1959
at the First Christian Church
in Coral Gables.
Chuck retired as vice pres-
ident of human resources
and Gail retired as an ac-
countant,
The couple has three chil-


dren, Beverly Atkins of Truss-
ville, Ala., Judy Hickman-Da-
vis of Hilliard, Ohio and Eric
Hickman of Tallahassee, and
two grandchildren, Liam and
Thomas.
The family celebrated the
special occasion with a din-
ner and celebration during
an extended family reunion
held July 4 at Echo Inn in
Hendersonville, N.C.


Dedmon, Spooner

will exchange vows


Danica J. Dedmon and Johnathan R. Spooner
Heidi Dedmon of Craw- high honors and are em-
fordville announces the en- played at Wal-Mart.
gagement and upcoming Johnathan is attending
marriage of her daughter, TCC and studying business
Danica Johanna Dedmon, to and minoring in criminal jus-
Johnathan Robert Spooner. tice. They recently purchased
He is the son of Richard a home and are residing in
and Gina Spooner of Craw- Crawfordville.
fordville.
The wedding will be held
on Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. at Wakul-
la Springs Baptist Church in
Crawfordville. A reception
will follow at Medart As-
sembly of God.
Danica and Johnathan
both graduated from Wakul-
la High School in 2009 with


Payton T. Durand
Happy first birthday to
Payton Troy Durand on Dec.
5. He is the son of Bonnie
Guess Shivers and Roger Du-
rand, Jr. of Crawfordville.


Happy first birthday to
Kylie Harris on Dec. 15. She
is the daughter of Kaila
Slater and Sam Harris of
Crawfordville.
Maternal grandparents
are Katrina Harvey of Craw-
fordville and Karl Slater of
Tallahassee. Paternal grand-
parents are Sheena Harris
of Sopchoppy and Edward
Harris of Sopchoppy,
Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Olivia Harvey of
Crawfordville and Nancy
Slater of Tallahassee. Pater-
nal great-grandparent is Jose-
phine Allen of Sopchoppy,


Thomas E. Kinsey and Zaina K. Roberts

Zaina K. Roberts is

engaged to Kinsey


Susan Roberts of Craw-
fordville announced the
engagement and upcom-
ing marriage of her daugh-
ter, Zaina Kay Roberts of
Crawfordville, to Thomas
Edwin Kinsey of Craw-
fordville. He is the son of
Linda and Kenneth E. Kin-
sey, Sr. of Crawfordville.
The bride-elect is a
2004 graduate of Wakulla
High School and is em-


played by Talquin Elec-
tric Cooperative. Her fi-
ance is a 2003 graduate of
Wakulla High School and
is employed by Brown's
Refrigeration,
The wedding is planned
for March 6, 2010, to be
followed by a honeymoon
trip to the Smokey Moun-
tains,
The couple will reside
in Crawfordville.


Some Wakulla County offices move


Several Wakulla County
offices have changed loca-
tions following the need
to increase space for the
Housing Department after
Director Alfred Nelson's
operation received stimu-
lus money through the
federal government.
Nelson and his staff are
now in the new County
Commission Annex which
is located near the TCC
Wakulla Center south of
the courthouse on U.S.
Highway 319.


Joining Nelson in the
new office space is Public
Services Director Doug
Jones, who splits his time
with the library, Airport
Manager Rick Thornburg,
who serves as a half time
employee, Tourist Develop-
ment Director Pam Port-
wood and Veteran Service
Officer J.D. Johnson.
The planning and zon-
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to fill space with the build-
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Medart spellers ready for district competition


VA ___


Medart Elementary School had repeat winners from fifth grade, above. A new
group of fourth graders took part in their first spelling bee as Principal Bobby
Pearce and his students will try to win a district spelling bee title on Jan, 8,
Principal Jackie High and Riversink Elementary will host the event in 2010,


Editor's Note: An article
submitted by Medart El-
ementary School officials
in the Dec. 10 issue of The
Wakulla News contained
information from a previ-
ous school-level spelling
bee. The following is the
corrected information for
2009-2010.


On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Me-
dart Elementary School held
its annual spelling bee com-
petition. Each fourth and
fifth grade class selected two
representatives to compete
in a grade level spelling
bee.
The fourth grade compe-
tition was held at 9:30 a.m.


and the fourth grade cham-
pion was Will Barwick. His
winning word was "dozen."
Will represented Jennifer
Anderson's homeroom class.
The second place winner for
the fourth grade competition
was Ethan McDaniels. Ethan
represented Tim Baggett's
homeroom.


A fifth grade competi-
tion was held at 2 p.m. and
the champion was William
Thomas spelling the word
"evaporate" as the winning
word.
William is a representa-
tive of Charlotte Hoover's
Class. Allie Johnston placed
second for the fifth grade


representing Jodie Martin's
homeroom.
All four winners will rep-
resent Medart Elementary
School when they compete
in the Wakulla County Dis-
trict Spelling Bee on Friday,
Jan. 8. Riversink Elemen-
tary School will host the
event. Students will com-


pete against representa-
tives from each elementary
school, the middle schools,
students from COAST, and
home-schooled students.
The winner of the district
competition will represent
Wakulla County at the Re-
gional Spelling Bee in Tal-
lahassee.


Crawfordville spellers prepare for county spelling bee


On Friday, Dec. 4, Craw-
fordville Elementary School
held its annual fourth and
fifth grade Spelling Bee.
Thirty students from 15
homeroom classes battled
their counterparts for two
first and second place posi-
tions from each grade level
as well as two third place


alternates.
The first place winner
from fifth grade was second
year returning Bee contes-
tant, Tyler Tucker represent-
ing Barbara Updegraff's class
and second place winner
was Emily McCann from
Betty Hobbs' class, while sec-
ond year contestant, Harley
is.


Taryn Pfister, Anthony Modzelewski, Miracle Potter.
Back, Tyler Tucker, Emily McCann, Harley Rigdon

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Rigdon representing Lynne
Smith's class, claimed the
title as third place alternate.
Fourth grade winners
included: Taryn Pfister, first
place from Sherry Parks'
class, Anthony Modzelewski,
second place and Miracle
Potter, third place alternate;
both from Frankie Harvey's
class.
Cougar Media Special-
ist, Cindy Burse served as
this year's moderator. Mary
Fort, District Elementary
Staffing Specialist and Tracy
Dempsey, former Crawford-
ville Elementary ESE teacher
and current District Sec-
ondary Staffing Specialist
and O'Quinn Willis, Cougar
Administrative Secretary
listened attentively as panel
judges.

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Other contestants from
the fifth grade classes includ-
ed: Austin Cline, Cheyenne
Jones, Ezra Massey, Caleb
Poppell, Alyssa Stokley, Kayla
Taff and Desera' Wishart
while Kaysha Harper, Hunter
Quick, Jalecia Reed, Noah
Sanders and Kymberli Sul-
livan competed as returning
Bee contestants.
Fourth grade contestants
included: Nathan Cushard,
Caleb Logan, Kayla Rosetti,
Ja'Mecia Rosier, Madisen
Rudd, Taylor Spell, Jordan
Storie, Daniel Sullivan, Era


Taff, Antwan Thomas, Lin-
sdey Wells and Danielle
Whiting. Advancing on to
the District Spelling Bee on
Friday, Jan. 8 at Riversink
Elementary will be Tucker,
McCann, Pfister and Mod-
zelewski. Rigdon and Potter
will be waiting in the wings
to step in if the first or sec-
ond place winners are unable
to attend.
Assistant Principal, Lau-
ra Kelley stated, "Principal
Walker and I are very proud
of all of our fourth and fifth
grade students for participat-


ing in their own classroom
Bees; in particular, the 30
contestants who showed
courage to compete on stage
before an audience of their
peers and family members."
Lynne Smith, fifth grade
teacher serves as the Spell-
ing Bee Sponsor. Other fifth
and fourth grade teachers
include: Betty Hobbs, Renee
Kelly, Barbara Mingledorff,
Barbara Updegraff, Holly
Harden, Frankie Harvey,
Heather Hatfield, Sherry
Parks and Maggie Strick-
land.


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ownership and operational interest in The Carrabelle Boat Club.
The manager will be based in Carrabelle and will be responsible
for:
* Maintaining RVC's condominium ownership of its boat-slips.
* Marketing and sales liaison with the real-estate brokerage
firm, including customer communications and the
administration of boat-slip sales.
* Marketing event planning, budgeting and execution.
* Communication with the Carrabelle Boat Club Association's
management firm.
The ability to communicate with potential purchasers, liaise well
with operational staff and take financial responsibility will be the
manager's priorities. A solid knowledge of the boating and real-
estate markets in Franklin County will be most helpful.
Please respond by sending your letter of application and resume
to yspina@rvcoutdoors.com, doneill@rvcoutdoors.com


335 Pets


AKC Registered
Mini Schnauzer puppies
Ready Dec. 18,2009. They
are veterinarian checked and
first shots. Four males @
.. 400 each and one
Female at $500.
Just in time
for Christmas!
Call 850-519-5732.











DOGS, PUPPIES, NICE CATS
AND KITTENS... Come, take
a look and bring a new
friend home TODAY!

CHAT
Adoption Center:
Monday closed.
Tuesday through Wednesday&
Friday: 11:00AM to 4:30PM
Thursday: 11:00AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
1 OAK STREET, CRAWFORDVILLE
or visit:
chatofwakulla.com





355 Yard Sales


YARD SALE
DECEMBER 18th &19TH
8AiVI 2PMI
NO EARLY BIRDS!!
LOTS ofXMAS items!
NBc
STORAGE
Mini-Warehouse Boats RV's
519-5128 508-577
2 MILES SOUTH OF THE COURTHOUSE

Community Yard Sale! Fri.,
12/18, Sat., 12/19, Sun. 12/20,
9AM-4PM. Spring Creek & Hwy.
98. Free vendor space available.
Call 926-8120.


THE THRIFT STORE
4360 Crawfordville Hwy.
850-926-2900
9AM-5:30PM
Over-stocked!
If you need it, we probably
have it at great discount. TV,
DVD, TV-tables, sofa, chest,
dresser, mattresses (full &
queen), space heater, folding
table, office chair, filing
cabinet, double recliner Lazy
Boy sofa and lots more!




Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!! Down-
sizing! Some free, some new,
some Xmas, some furn., some
toys. All bargains! 229 Fox Run
Circle, Crawfordville. Sat., Dec.
19, 8AM-12Noon.


Yard Sale 149 Oakmont Drive,
off of Bob Miller Road. Open
Daily 11:00 a.m.



415 Announcements



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500 Real Estate



C&M Painting Services, LLC. All
your painting needs. Pressure
washing, new and repaints, resi-
dential/commercial, free esti-
mates, Licensed/insured. Henry
Conner 926-1322.


LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS
WANTED. We buy or market de-
velopment lots. Mountain or Wa-
terfront Communities in NC, SC,
AL, GA and FL. Call
(800)455-1981, Ext.1034.


PRICE REDUCED BELOW MARKET! River Plantation Es-
tates- 4BR/3BA brick home featuring split-plan, Jacuzzi tub
in Master Bath, LR, DR, large kitchen, great room with fire-
place, French doors opening to patio and a 2-car garage. This
beautiful home is located on 1.45 acres in a gated community
with access to pool, tennis, clubhouse and a boat ramp on the
Wakulla River. $275,000.#3104-W, MLS# 169222.

Peaceful & quiet! This home is recently renovated & fully
furnished! Walk-in closets, whirlpool tub, hurricane shutters,
screened porch and storage shed. Now reduced to $119,500!
MLS# 183385, property #110-W

Beautiful Canal-Front Home with dock and ramp near the
beach & Gulf! Well furnished, 3BR/2BA home with large mez-
zanine for entertaining! Recently reduced to $495,000! MLS#
193039, property #2708-W.

**RENTALS**

FURNISHED 2BR/2.5 Condo $750/month, security deposit
required. NO PETS #6341W

2BR/1BA on 1.21 acres on Coastal Hwy 98. $700/month
plus applicable deposits. References required.

SHELL POINT BEACH FURNISHED 3BR/2BA Canal front
home (sleeps 8-10), covered mezzanine. Small pets with
deposit. $1,500/month, security deposit required. #6362W

SEASONAL Snug Harbor Townhome available for rent at
i. 500/week, 2-week maximum schedule in any given month.
I community pool, docks on deep-water canal located in a gated
community. NO PETS

***Licensed Real Estate Agents Needed***
Contact Ted or Thelma
850-926-7811

2C09 IS THE DATE TO LOOK, LINGER & RELOCATE, SO GO
FOR THE GOLD!
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Ochlockonee Bay 984-5007


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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.




(tQhL Il WlS
LENDER

515 Apartments for

Rent


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.








1,2 & 3 BEDROOMS
HO DEPOSIT!!!
Year-End specials!
2BR units for
the price of a 1BR unit.
NEW Low Rates for 3BR.
Call 926-1134
for more information.


530 Comm. Property

for Rent


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

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

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

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


By Owner, below market price!!
$99,500, 3BR/2BA. Built 2003
on 2 lots. New A/C, refrigerator
and microwave. Custom-built
dining table w/benches. Wood
laminate floors. Must See!
545-4066, 926-8100, 228-4579.

On 3 lots in Wakulla Gardens.
23 Neeley Rd., 1800sqft.
4BR/2BA, Renovated. $135,000.
Only $75/square foot !!!
Nick Chason, 850-766-7750 for
information.

Tired of commuting?? Historic
home near Lake Munson. Com-
pletely renovated. Open floor-
plan, 16X16 deck, 1/3 acre of
old oaks. Fenced yard, backs up
to grassy lake, 10-min. to col-
leges, Gvt. offices. $8,000 first
time, $6,500 repeat Homebuyers
credit. $104,900, pmts under
$600/mo. 445-8733.


555 Houses for Rent


1BR/1BA on Sopchoppy river,
fresh paint, cathedral ceiling, 84
Mount Beasor Road.
$550/month, plus dep.
524-1026.

2BR/1BA house for rent in
Downtown Sopchoppy. Refer-
ences required. 228-7961.

2BR/1BA Panacea. Screened
porch, hardwood floors, W/D
hook-up, $600/mo.+$600/dep.
Call 926-4217.


3BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, car-
port, screened porches.
$850/month, plus deposit. Call
850-251-6000.

3BR/2BA House w/hardwood
floors, in-ground pool. Riversink,
Shadeville school area. All-new
appliances, small pet o.k.,
850-510-7008. Available now!

3BR/2BA, Wakulla Gardens,
$800/month, plus $500 deposit.
No pets or smoking. Call
850-570-0575.

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


Bay-front 3BR/2BA on Mashes
Sands. Partially furnished. INTHECIR(
JUDICIAl
$875/month. $875/security. No WAKULL
Pets. No Smoking. Ochlock-
onee Bay Realty: 850-984-0001
www.obrealty.com obr@obre- SUNTRUST M
alty.com Plaintiff,

Crawfordville, clean, large 2 vs.
bedroom, 2 full bath duplex. BRIAN T. LICA
$625 per month. Call LindaDefendan(s).
926-0283.
NOTICE IS HE
Order or Final
Crawfordville. 3BR/2BA. W/D closure Saleer
hookups. New appliances. Ce- in this case nc
ramic tile floor. Screened porch. style of which
Huge yard. $850/mo. + deposit. I will sell to the
cash in the WA
850-228-0422. 3056 Crawford
Florida 32327
House w/acreage. 4BR/2BA of January, 2
property as se
North Wakulla. Two private Judgment, to-v
acres, paved road, workshop. LOT13, BLOC
$875/month+security deposit. TION TO CRA
TO THE PLAT
Brenda Hicks Realty 251-1253. IN PLAT BOC
CORDS OF V
Sopchoppy Riverfront. 3BR/2BA IDA.
w/2 screened porches, fireplace. a/k/a: 4 EVAN
$1,000/mo. 850-766-1449. VILLE, FLORID
ANY PERSONr
560 Land for Sale N THE SURF
ANY, OTHEF
OWNER AS C
PENDENS ML
60 DAYS AFTER
2-acre lot for sale near new
Shadeville School, corner of ENTERED at
this 25 day of
Steel Court and Spring Creek
Hwy. (city water). Owner financ- CLEF
ing.
850-556-1178.

565 Mobile Homes for

Rent

3BR/2BA, DW/MH on Merwyn INTHEC
Dr. near Lake Ellen. $695/month, SECOND JUD
plus deposit. Central Air/Heat, WAKULL
fenced yard, tile in kitchen.
2BR/1BA $500/month + deposit. CAPITAL CITY
Nice lots, laundry, freshly
painted. Available now! Call
850-212-5650. vs.


- Ridgeway Ct.5BR/2BADWMH,
- deluxe kitchen, mast. bath, fenced
- backyard, lots of extras. Must See!! -
S$900/month.
Lisa Dr. 3BR/2BAtriplewide MH
on 1 acre. Fenced backyard. Lrg.
deluxe kitchen & mast. bath
S$800/month.
Sugar Pine Ct. 3BR/2BA DWMH, -
Lrg. deluxe kitchen w/island.
SFenced yard, powered storage
Sshed. $800/month. No inside
smoking or pets. ALSO FOR SALE!!

1C Barry 926-4511

Large 2BR/2BA M/H on 1.5 acre,
near Woodville. Clean, partially
furnished, some appliances in-
cluded. No smoking/no indoor
pets. $650/mo.+deposit.
850-519-4609.

Wildwood Acres, 3BR/2BA close
to schools, golf and recreation
park. $690/mo.+$600/dep. No
pets!! Available now! Call:
850-251-4204 or 850-926-1588.

570 Mobile Homes for

Sale

2004 16X80 2BR/2BA on 1.86
ares (corner lot). Very clean, lots
of room. $76,900. 519-4609,
545-1355.

3BR/2BA 2005 M/H on a double
lot. Owner financing. Call
850-556-1178 for more details.


FOR SALE OR TRADE
Like new 16X80 Mobile Home
on 2 lots. Located in Panacea
on Fishing Fool Road.
Will consider all offers of cash
or will trade for old coins.
850-697-3189

New MH, 2BR/1BA, 14-feet
wide, $9,500. Must move to your
lot within two weeks. Call for ap-
pointment: 850-766-3536.

Legal Notice



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA


SUNTRL
Plaintiff,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
CUIT COURT OF THE 2ND SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
L CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY
-A COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 09-184 CA
MORTGAGE INC.,




ITA, et al.,


-REBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Judgment Scheduling Fore-
itered on November 23, 2009
iw pending in said Court, the
s indicated above.
e highest and best bidder for
AKULLA County Courthouse,
dville Highway, Crawfordville,
at 11:00 a.m., on the 7th day
010, the following described
It forth in said Order or Final
vit:
;K 11 OF GREINER'S ADDI-
WFORDVILLE, ACCORDING
THEREOF AS RECORDED
)K 1, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
VAKULLA COUNTY, FLOR-

NS AVENUE, CRAWFORD-
DA 32327
N CLAIMING AN INTEREST
'LUS FROM THE SALE, IF
R THAN THE PROPERTY
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
JST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
ER THE SALE.
WAKULLA County, Florida,
NOVEMBER, 2009.
BRENT X. THURMOND
RK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHA M. WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 10, 17,2009


CASE NO.: 09-386-UH
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
CATHY LYNN MATHEWS
Petitioner
and
DANIEL RAY SIMS
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DANIEL RAY SIMS
306 TOWER ROAD
PANACEA, FL 32346
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on CATHY LYNN
MATHEWS, whose address is 306 TOWER
RD., PANACEA, FL 32346 on or before De-
cember 15, 2009, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 3056 CRAWFORD-
VILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL
32327 before service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a de-
fault may be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current ad-
dress. (You may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and in-
formation. Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
November 25, 2009
December 3, 10, 17, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
IRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
ICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
-A COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 09-277-CA
BANK,


PHILLIP KELLY, LINDA KELLY A/K/A
LINDA C. KELLY, SOUTHFORK SUBDIVI-
SION ROAD MAINTENANCE ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANTSS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated November 23,
2009, in Case No. 09-277-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and
for Wakulla County, Florida, in which CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and PHILLIP
KELLY, LINDA KELLY A/K/A LINDA C.
KELLY, and SOUTHFORK SUBDIVISION
ROAD MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION,
INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the front
door of the Wakulla County Courthouse in
Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on January 7, 2010, the property
set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure and more particularly described as fol-
lows:
Tract 9, Southfork subdivision, unrecorded,
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at an old concrete monument
marking the Northeast corner of Section 32,
Township 2 South, Range I West, Wakulla
County, Florida and thence run South along
the East boundary of said Section 32, a dis-
tance of 1324.53 feet to a concrete monu-
ment, thence run North 89 degrees 56 min-
utes 57 seconds West 421.30 feet to a con-
crete monument, thence run South 00 de-
grees 00 minutes 31 seconds East 1328.25
feet to a concrete monument on the South
boundary of the Northeast quarter of said
Section 32, thence run North 89 degrees 01
minutes 56 seconds West along said South
boundary 128.00 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning. From said Point of Beginning continue
North 89 degrees 01 minutes 56 seconds
West along said South boundary 782.22
feet, thence run North 38 degrees 58 min-
utes 30 seconds, East 703.99 feet, thence
run South 31 degrees 12 minutes 21 sec-
onds East 655.21 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
Subject to and together with an non-exclu-
sive 60 foot Roadway and Utility Easement
as described in that certain Quit Claim Deed
dated 4/29/2002 and recorded 4/30/2002 in
Official Records Book 442, Pages 292-299
in the Ppblic 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 sixty (60) days
after the sale.
DATED THIS 25th DAY OF NOVEMBER,
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)
December 17, 24, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WA-
KULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-278-CA
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,


CASE NO. 09-152 CA
CASE NO. 09-152 CA


JST MORTGAGE INC.,


vs.
WANDA MOWERY-THOMPSON n/k/a
WANDA JEAN MOWERY, et al.,
Defendantss),
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on November 23, 2009
in this case now pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the WAKLLLA County Courthouse,
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327 at 11:00 a.m., on the 7th day
of January, 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 17, CAMELOT PHASE II, A SUBDIVI-
SION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 9 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 24 SIR LANCELOT WAY, CRAW-
FORDVILLE, FLORIDA 32327
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.


DENNIS R. HOWELL, THE TARPINE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
A/K/A THE TAR PINE HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S),
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated November 23,
2009, in Case No. 09-278-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and
for Wakulla County, Florida, in which CAPI-
TAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and DENNIS
R. HOWELL and THE TARPINE HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A THE
TAR PINE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the
front door of the Wakulla County Court-
house in Crawfordville, Wakulla County,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. on January 7, 2010,
the property set forth in the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Lot 11, Block E, Tarpine, a subdivision as
per map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 36, 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 sixty (60) days
after the sale.


DATED THIS 25th DAY OF NOVEMBER,
ENTERED at WAKULLA County, Florida, 2009.
this 25th day of NOVEMBER, 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)
December 10, 17, 2009


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO
CHAPTER 83, PART IV
Notice is hereby given pursuant to "Florida
Self Storage Facility Act Florida Statutes,"
Chapter 83, part IV that the Stow Away
Center will hold a sale by sealed bid on
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00
am at the junction of Highway 98 and Spring
Creek Hwy for the contents of a Mini Self
Storage unit containing the personal prop-
erty of:
FRANK HANNA

Before the sale date of December 23, 2009,
the owners may redeem their property by
payment of the outstanding balance and
costs by paying in person at the Stow Away
Center, 2669 Spring Creek Hwy, Crawford-
ville, FL 32327.
December 10, 17, 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)
December 10, 17,2009


Case No.: 09-416-CA
WILLIE JAMES JACKSON, TIMOTHY A.
DAVIS, VIRGIA SCOTT SMITH a/k/a VER-
GIA A. SMITH, and MAJOR LEE MILLER
as Trustees of Hallowed Be Thy Name
Church of God, Hyde Park Community,
f/k/a The First Born Church of Hyde Park,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDDIE HOWARD; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
EDDIE HOWARD; and ALL UNKNOWN
PERSONS CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COM-
PLAINT, IF ALIVE, AND IF DEAD, OR NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE UNKNOWN PER-
SONS;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EDDIE HOWARD and UNKNOWN
HEIRS OF EDDIE HOWARD
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
Quiet Title for the following property:
Commence at a concrete monument; mark-
ing the Southeast Corner of the Southwest
nuuar 'fr I t UN 0'f k aristiia -ury'f


CASE NO. 09-477-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA
HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-17, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
17,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GAYLE H. SERRA,et.al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION


10: GAYLE H. SERRA
Whose residence is: 33 EVANS AVENUE, PLAINTIFF,
RAWFRDVII I F FI 32327


TO: FRANK JOSEPH GRIFFONE, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE EVANS AVENUE
TRUST DATED AUGUST 1, 2008, KNOWN
AS TRUST NO. 33
Whose residence is: 33 EVANS AVENUE,
CRAWFORDVILLE, FL, 32327
TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE
EVANS AVENUE TRUST DATED AUGUST
1, 2008, KNOWN AS TRUST NO. 33
Whose residence is: UNKNOWN
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming in-
terest by, through, under or against GAYLE
H. SERRA; FRANK JOSEPH GRIFFONE,
AS TRUSTEE OF THE EVANS AVENUE
TRUST DATED AUGUST 1, 2008, KNOWN
AS TRUST NO. 33; UNKNOWN BENEFICI-
ARIES OF THE EVANS AVENUE TRUST
DATED AUGUST 1, 2008, KNOWN AS
TRUST NO. 33 and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest in
the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 1 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 2,
BLOCK "14", GREINERS ADDITION TO
CRAWFORDVILLE, A SUBDIVISION AS
PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 33 EVANS AVENUE CRAWFORD-
VILLE, FL 32327
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901
Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33312 within 30 days after the first
publication of this notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 7th day of December, 2009.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- MICHELLE CHRISTENSEN
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint
and Lis Pendens were sent to the defen-
dants and address named above.
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 850-926-0905, WA-
KULLA CO. CTHSE., CRAWFORDVILLE
FL, 32327. If hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 800-955-8771 via Florida Relay Sys-
tem.
This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any in-
formation obtained will be used for that pur-
pose.


Quarter or LOT 5 of me Hartsfielda urvey or
Lands in Wakulla County, Florida; thence
South 72 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds
West 1110.00 feet; thence North 17 de-
grees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 350.00
feet to a rod and cap; thence North 72 de-
grees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 135.04 IN THE CIRCL
feet to a rod and cap; thence North 15 de- UDICIAL CIRCUIT
agrees 09 minutes 20 seconds West 169.98 COUN
feet to a rod and cap; thence North 75 de-
rees 11 minutes 43 seconds East 152.51
eet to a rod and cap; thence North 15 de-
rees 09 minutes 20 seconds West 208.71 CITIZENS BANK-
eet to a rod and cap; thence South 75 de-
rees 11 minutes 43 seconds West 79.15 PLAINTIFF,
eet to a concrete monument; thence North
15 degrees 09 minutes 20 seconds West vs.
209.30 feet to a concrete monument for the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said The Estate of TIN
POINT OF BEGINNING run North 14 de- CHANEY, et al.,
agrees 53 minutes 11 seconds West 129.12
feet to an iron pipe; thence North 74 de- DEFENDANT(S).
rees 48 minutes 13 seconds East 215.00
eet to a rod and cap; thence South 17 de- NOTICE OF F
agrees 03 minutes 36 seconds East 46.38
feet to a rod and cap lying on the Westerly NOTICE IS HERE
maintained right of way line of Triplett Road; Summary Final J
thence run along said Westerly maintained entered herein, I
right of way as follows: best bidder for cas


South 53 degrees 48 minutes 46 seconds
East 8.76; thence South 48 degrees 43 min-
utes 37 seconds East 51.15 feet; thence
South 51 degrees 11 minutes 18 seconds
East 41.13 feet; thence leaving said West-
erly maintained right of way line run South
74 degrees 48 minutes 13 seconds West
55.20 feet; thence South 74 degrees 48
minutes 13 seconds West 219.90 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.70 of
an acre more or less.
has been filed against you and others, and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on MARY W.
COLON, ESQUIRE, SMITH, THOMPSON,
SHAW & MANAUSA, P.A., Plaintiffs' attor-
neys, 3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor,
Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3469, no more
than thirty (30) days from the first publica-
tion date of this notice of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of this 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 or petition.
DATED this 12th day of November, 2009.
BRENT X.THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- RAVEN WILLIS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
November 25, 2009
December 3, 10, 17, 2009



LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Stor-
age Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter
83, Part IV that Seminole Self Storage will
hold a sale by sealed bid on DECEMBER
26TH, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at 2314 Crawford-
ville Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida 32327, of
the contents of Mini-Warehouse containing
personal property of:
KEITH AUSTIN
TINA JOINER
Before the sale date of DECEMBER 26TH,
2009. The Owners may redeem their prop-
erty by payment of the Outstanding Balance
and cost by mailing it to 2314 Crawfordville
Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida 32327 or paying
in person at the warehouse location.
December 10, 17, 2009



NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09,
FLORIDA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, desiring to engage in business un-
der the fictitious name of St. Marks Charters
located at 300 Wakulla Springs Hwy, in the
County of Wakulla, in Crawfordville, Florida
32327 intends to register the said name with
the Division of Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Tallahassee, Florida, the Capital,
this 11 day of December, 2009.
-s- James Hodges
December 11, 2009
December 17, 2009


"Copyrighted Material


. Syndicated Content


December 17, 24, 2009



JIT COURT, SECOND
T, IN AND FOR WAKULLA
ITY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-34-CA
WAKULLA d/b/a AMERIS,




IA MOCK and MARK W.



FORECLOSURE SALE
BY GIVEN pursuant to a
judgment of Foreclosure
will sell to the highest and
sh in the lobby of the Wa-


kulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawford-
ville Highway, Crawfordville, FL, at 11:00
a.m. on the 7th day of January, 2010, the
following described property:
LOTS 7, 8, 65, AND 66, BLOCK 5, OF
LAKE ELLEN ESTATES, UNIT ONE, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK NO.1, PAGE 44, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 25, 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)


ING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR'S OFFICE, AS SOON AS POS-
SIBLE, TELEPHONE: 850-926-0905; OR,
IF HEARING IMPAIRED, 1-800-995-8771
(TTD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLOR-
IDA RELAY SERVICE.
December 10, 17,2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-80-CA
AMERICAN BANKING COMPANY d/b/a
AMERIS,


KLEIN PROPERTIES, INC., et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered herein, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Wa-
kulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawford-
ville Highway, Crawfordville, FL, at 11:00
a.m., on the 7th day of January, 2010, the
following described property:
Commence at the Northeast comer of Lot
15, Block "H", Oyster Bay Estates, Unit
Number 2, a subdivision as per map or plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 10, of
the Official Records Office of Wakulla
County, Florida; thence run North 20 de-
grees 03 minutes 47 seconds East 50.00
feet; thence North 69 degrees 56 minutes
13 seconds West 87.56 feet; thence North
31 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds East
331.07 feet, thence South 69 degrees 56
minutes 10 seconds East 70.00 feet to a
concrete monument for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence from said POINT OF BE-
GINNING run South 69 degrees 58 minutes
02 seconds East 463.00 feet to a point lying
on the approximate mean high waterline of
a canal; thence run along said approximate
mean high waterline as follows: North 17
degrees 37 minutes 36 seconds East
317.89 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving
said approximate mean high waterline run,
North 17 degrees 19 minutes 57 seconds
East 806.39 feet; thence North 17 degrees
55 minutes 20 seconds East 20.68 feet to a
concrete monument; thence North 28 de-
grees 19 minutes 21 seconds West 198.84
feet to a rod and cap lying on the South-
easterly right of way of Kornegay Way;
thence run along said right of way as fol-
lows: South 44 degrees 23 minutes 53 sec-
onds West 237.25 feet to a rod and cap;
thence South 44 degrees 26 minutes 19
seconds West 42.22 feet; thence leaving
said right of way run South 07 degrees 06
minutes 12 seconds West 51.69 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 38 degrees 02
minutes 39 seconds West 96.69 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 46 degrees 15
minutes 46 seconds West 306.64 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 48 degrees 41
minutes 54 seconds West 195.68 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 15 degrees 28
minutes 58 seconds West 61.99 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 51 degrees 41
minutes 21 seconds West 34.40 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 66 degrees 08
minutes 37 seconds East 268.42 feet to a
rod and cap; thence South 45 degrees 22
minutes 14 seconds West 357.80 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Subject to a access and Utility Easement ly-
ing over and across a portion of the above
described lands.
Less and Except the following:
Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot
15, Block "H", Oyster Bay Estates, Unit
Number 2, a subdivision as per map or plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 10 of
the Official Records Office of Wakulla
County, Florida; thence run North 20 de-
grees 03 minutes 47 seconds East 50.00
feet; thence North 69 degrees 56 minutes
13 seconds West 87.56 feet; thence North
31 degrees 28 minutes 02 seconds East
331.07 feet; thence South 69 degrees 56
minutes 10 seconds East 70.00 feet to a
concrete monument for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence from said POINT OF BE-
GINNING run North 45 degrees 22 minutes
14 seconds East 55.31; thence South 69
degrees 58 minutes 02 seconds East
437.23 feet to a point lying on the approxi-
mate, mean high waterline of a canal;
thence run along said waterline South 17
degrees 37 minutes 36 seconds West 50.03
feet; thence North 69 degrees 58 minutes
02 seconds West 463.00 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 25, 2009.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES NEED-
ING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATORS OFFICE, AS SOON AS POS-
SIBLE, TELEPHONE: 850-926-0905; OR,
IF HEARING IMPAIRED, 1-800-995-8771
(TTD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLOR-
IDA RELAY SERVICE.
BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- LETHAM. WELLS
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
December 10, 17, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 65-2009-CA-000083
FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB


INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES NEED- PLAINTIFF


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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 Page 7B


Legal Notice


Defendants.
VS.


TRACY A. CHESTNUT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TRACY A. CHESTNUT, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL 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; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANT (S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 23, 2009 entered in Civil
Case No. 65-2009-CA-000083 of the Circuit
Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for
WAKULLA County, Crawfordville, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Front Door of the Courthouse at
the WAKULLA County Courthouse located
at 3056 Crawfordville Highway in Crawford-
ville, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day
of January, 2010 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 38, 39, 40, BLOCK "6", WAKULLA
GARDENS, UNIT TWO, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 42, 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.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 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)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION, at the WAKULLA County
Courthouse at 904-926-3341,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
December 17, 24, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 65-2009-CA-000442
US BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
TRINITIE DAVENPORT A/K/A TRINITIE L.
DAVENPORT, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TRINITIE DAVENPORT AIKJATRINI-
TIE L. DAVENPORT, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF TRINITIE DAVENPORT A/K/A TRINITIE
L. DAVENPORT, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or against the
above named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, spouses, or other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was: 135 Neeley Road,
Crawfordville, Florida
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property
in Wakulla County, Florida, to-wit:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK "21", WAKULLA
GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is
18820 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 212,
Clearwater, FL 33764, within 30 days after
the first publication of this Notice of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Craw-
fordville, FL 32327-0337, either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint petition.

WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on
this 3rd day of December, 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)
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABIL-
ITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE,
PLEASE CONTACT LETHA WELLS, (850)
926-0905 EXT 222, WITHIN 2 WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS TEM-
PORARY INJUNCTION. IF YOU ARE
HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL
TDD 1-800-955-8771.
December 17, 24, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-79-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IDA MAE SPARROW,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of IDA MAE
SPARROW, deceased, whose date of death
was June 23, 2009, File Number 09-79-PR,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 3056 Crawfordville High-
way, Crawfordville, FL 32327. The names
and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is 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 other
persons having claims or demands against
the 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 SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
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 No-
tice is December 17, 2009.

Personal Representative:
GLORIA SPARROW
2450 Paulda Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Gordon H. Coffman


Attorney at Law
9280-7 College Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Florida Bar No. 187680
December 17, 24, 2009





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

CASE NO. 65-2009-CA-000208

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

Plaintiff,


JONAS Q. ROOT A/K/A JONAS QUINTON
ROOT, et al.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JONAS Q. ROOT N/K/A JONAS QUIN-
TON ROOT and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JONAS Q. ROOT NK/A JONAS QUINTON
ROOT, and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the above named
Defendants, who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants

Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was: 1454 Lower
Bridge Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property
in Wakulla County, Florida, to-wit:

Lot 81, Block "7", Wakulla Gardens, Unit 2,
as per map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 42, 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
P.A., Plaintift's attorney, whose address is
18820 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 212,
Clearwater, FL 33764, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice of
Action, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 3056 Crawfordville Highway,
Crawfordville, FL 32327-0337, either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint petition.

WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on
this 23rd day of November, 2009.

BRENT X. THURMOND
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY -s- VICKY SHEPHERD
AS DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABIL-
ITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CON-
TACT LETHA WELLS, (850) 926-0905, EXT.
222, WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS TEMPORARY INJUNC-
TION. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL TDD 1-800-955-8771.

December 10, 17,2009



PUBLIC NOTICE
The School Board of Wakulla County is call-
ing for proposals for the PREQUALIFYING
SGENERAL/ROOFING CONTRACTORS
for the Reroofing of Wakulla High School for
Wakulla County Schools, Bid No. 09/10-08.
Prequalification packets are available in the
office of the Architect: MLD Architects, Inc.,
located at 211 John Knox Road, Suite 105,
Tallahassee, Florida 32303, telephone
850/385-9200. Interested parties may pick
up packets between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Completed packets must be returned to the
Architect at the time of the Mandatory Pre-
bid Meeting on January 13, 2010 at 2:00
p.m. local time, to be held at the main en-
trance of Wakulla High School, 3237
Coastal Highway, Crawfordville, Florida
32327.
Those contractors who are prequalified are
invited to bid on a General Contract for the
construction of the Reroofing at Wakulla
High School in accordance with Contract
Documents. All bids must be a lump sum
basis; segregated Bids will not be accepted.
PROJECT: Reroofing Wakulla High School
PROJECT NO.: 09/10-08
BID DATE: February 4, 2010
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
The School Board of Wakulla County, Flor-
ida will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m.
local time on February 4, 2010. Bids re-
ceived after this time will not be accepted.
All interested parties are invited to attend
the Bid Opening; Bids will be opened pub-
licly and read aloud at the following location:
Wakulla County School Board, Florida
Administration Building (Board Room)
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
Drawings and Specifications may be ob-
tained from MLD Architects, 211 John Knox
Road, Suite 105, Tallahassee, Florida
32303, in accordance with the Instructions
to Bidders upon receipt of $100.00 deposit
per set. All materials furnished and all work
performed shall be in accordance with
Drawings and Specifications. Each Bid shall
be addressed to:
Wakulla County School Board
Administration Building
69 Arran Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
and be marked:
1. Reroofing Wakulla High School
2. (Name of Bidder)
3. (Address of Bidder)
4. City, State, Zip Code)
5. OWNER'S BID NO. 09/10-08
All bids shall be delivered by a representa-
tive of the Bidder or by registered mail with
return receipt requested. Bid security in the
amount of five percent of the Bid must ac-
company each Bid in accordance with the
Instruction to Bidders.
In the event the Contract is awarded to the
Bidder, Bidder shall, within eight (8) Owner
business days after the award by the Owner
of the Contract shall furnish the required
Performance and Payment Bonds; failing to
do such, Bidder shall forfeit their bid guaran-
tee as liquidated damages. The Perform-
ance and Payment Bonds shall be secured


from any agency of a surety or insurance
company, which agency shall have an es-
tablished place of business in the State of
Florida and be duly licensed to conduct
business there.
The Owner reserves the right to waive ir-
regularities and/or informalities in any Bid
and to reject any or all Bids in whole or part,
with or without cause, and/or accept the Bid
that in its judgment will be for the best inter-
est of the School Board of Wakulla County,
Florida.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
POST OFFICE BOX 100
CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA 32326-0100
DAVID MILLER,
SU PERINTENDENT




Approved 12/08/09
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners in and
for Wakulla County met for a
Regular Scheduled Board Meeting on Mon-
day, November 16, 2009 with Chairman
Howard Kessler presiding. Present were
Commissioners George Green, Lynn
Artz, Alan Brock and Mike Stewart. Also,
present were County Administrator
Ben Pingree, County Attorney Heather Enci-
nosa and Deputy Clerk Evelyn Evans.
Invocation provided by Pastor David Fell of
Crawfordville First Baptist
Church
Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner
Brock
(CD5:03) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Commissioner Stewart made a motion to
approve the Agenda with the following
modifications:
Commissioner Stewart requests to pull
items 13 & 16 from the Consent Agenda
for discussion.
Commissioner Kessler requests to make
two announcements under Awards &
Presentations.
Second by Commissioner Artz and the mo-
tion carried unanimously, 5/0.
PUBLIC HEARING
(CD5:04) 1. Request Board approval to
conduct the Public Hearing and
consider adopting the Proposed Compre-
hensive Impact Fee Ordinance
Commissioner Stewart moved to conduct a
Public Hearing, remove item 10.05
from the proposed ordinance, re-advertise
and bring back to the Board at a
later scheduled date. Second by Commis-
sioner Green and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
(CD5:43) 2. Request Board approval to
conduct a Public Hearing to adopt
the Revised Industrial Development Author-
ity Ordinance
Commissioner Artz move to conduct a Pub-
lic Hearing and adopt an Ordinance to
re-establish the Industrial Development
Authority as amended. Second by
Commissioner Brock and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
(CD5:47) 3. Request Board approval to
conduct Public Hearing and approve
placement of Traffic Calming Devices on
Zion Hill Road
Commissioner Brock moved to conduct a
Public Hearing and approve placement
of traffic calming devices on Zion Hill Road.
Second by Commissioner Artz
and the motion carried unanimously, 5/0.
**monies to come out of the 9 cent local op-
tion gas tax
AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS
(CD5:49) Regional Transit Study, CRTPA -
Marcus Arnold, HDR
(CD5:57) Wetlands Ordinance Update Vic
Lambou
(CD5:58) Announcement of Service of Re-
membrance to be held on Friday,
December 4th at 6:30 p.m. at Hudson Park,
Pamela Raker Allbritton, Community
Resources/Volunteer Coordinator, Big Bend
Hospice
(CD6:00) Announcement of Diabetes
Awareness Month Grace Keith, WCHD
(CD6:02) Announcement of Farm City
Breakfast & Farm Family of the Year,
Sponsored by the North Florida Fair Asso-
ciation, Farm Bureau & UF/IFAS
Extension Services Sherry Hood for the
Extension Office
(CD6:03) Meeting a Scoundrel in St. Marks
on November 22, 2009 from 2:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at San Marcos de Apa-
lache State Park
(CD6:04) Commissioner Kessler elected as
Vice-Chair to CRTPA
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove the Consent Agenda minus items
13 & 16 that are pulled for discussion. Sec-
ond by Commissioner Stewart and
the motion carried unanimously, 5/0.
4. Approval of Minutes November 3, 2009
Regular Board Meeting
Approve
5. Approval of Minutes November 2, 2009
Executive Session Special Meeting
Approve
6. Approval of Payment of Bills and Vouch-
ers Submitted for October 29, 2009
November 11, 2009
Approve
7. Request Board approval of road closing
for Wakulla County Christian
Coalition Black History Celebration and Pa-
rade
Approve Road closure Myrtle Avenue to
Arran Road on February 20, 2010 from






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11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the 5th Annual
Black History Parade.
8. Request Board approval of a Proclama-
tion declaring November 2009 as Big
Bend Hospice Month in Wakulla County
Approve Proclamation declaring Novem-
ber 2009 as Big Bend Hospice Month in
Wakulla County
9. Request Board approval of road closure
for Panacea Waterfront Christmas
Parade on
December 5, 2009
Approve Road closure for Christmas Pa-
rade on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in
Panacea
10. Request Board approval to partner with
Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections by adding Wakulla
County to the Position Letter
regarding ADA Voting Equipment
Approve Partner with Florida State Asso-
ciation of Supervisors of Elections
by adding Wakulla County to the Position
Letter regarding ADA Voting
Equipment.
11. Request Board approval of Wakulla
County Tourist Development Council
July through September 2009 Quarterly Re-
port
Approve Wakulla County Tourist Develop-
ment Council Quarterly Report for
July through September 2009 reporting pe-
riod.
12. Request Board approval to consider
modifications to the County's Local
Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP)
Approve Modifications to the County's Lo-
cal Housing Assistance Plan
14. Request Board acceptance of Status
Report on 2009 Board Retreat
Priorities & provide the Board with an up-
date on the Current Staff Tasks
Approve Status Report on the 2009 Board
Retreat priorities.
15. Informational Update to the Board on
the proposed Chason Woods
Subdivision in Leon County
Approve Accept the informational update
to the Board on the proposed
Chason Woods Subdivision in Leon County.
CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUS-
SION

(CD6:06) 13. Request for Board review and
approval of the Wakulla Gardens
Water Quality and Stormwater Control Pro-
ject
Commissioner Stewart moved to accept the
final report of the Water quality
and Stormwater control Project within the
Wakulla Gardens Subdivision funded
by a Grant from the Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District and direct
staff to: Revise the Basin-Specific Flood
Hazard Ordinance (06-28 as
amended by the Board on March 17, 2009,
09-05) to reference the Flood Plain
Study as setting forth the 100 year water
surface elevations and minimum
finished floor elevations for all 5 phases of
Wakulla Gardens; direct Public
Works staff, with assistance from the
County Attorney and Planning and
Zoning staff, to draft a comprehensive
Stormwater Ordinance for Wakulla
County and bring the proposed Stormwater
Ordinance back for Board review at
a future date; direct Public Works staff to
identify potential funding
sources to implement the Regional Storm-
water Study for Wakulla Gardens by
obtaining engineered studies; identify poten-
tial grant funding sources to
perform a similar Water Quality and Storm-
water Control Project within
Magnolia Gardens and Greiner's Additions;
direction for information to come
back to the Board on acquiring additional
lots with a cost estimate for
recreational purposes at the stormwater
ponds areas; and for the County
Attorney to look at options that are available
regarding lots in the low
lying areas where the stormwater ponds are
going to be located. Second by
Commissioner Artz and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
(CD6:21) 16. Request Board Review of an
Alternative Community Center
Location
Commissioner Stewart moved to approve
obtaining two independent property
appraisals for this parcel in accordance with
the Wakulla County Purchasing
Policy so the Board can properly evaluate
the acquisition of the property as
a location for the Community Center. Sec-
ond by Commissioner Artz and the
motion carried unanimously, 5/0.
*22 acre site on the NE corner of Trice Lane
and Shadeville Highway
GENERAL BUSINESS
(CD6:31) 17. Request Board approval to
adopt a Resolution to create the
Industrial Development Authority and Ap-
point Board Members
Commissioner Brock moved to adopt the
Resolution confirming the creation of
the Industrial Development Authority & Ap-
point Board Members. Second by
Commissioner Artz and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
Appointments to the IDA Board:
Steve Fultz Officer of a local manufactur-
ing firm or an officer of a
business with industrial revenue bond expe-
rience.
Leon Jacobs Attorney
Jack Rudloe Citizen at Large
Tom Harrington Sustainability, renewable
energy or natural resources
representative.
Beverly Keister Certified Public Accountant
Amy Gieger An officer of a major, local, fi-
nancial institution.
Mae Waters Nature or heritage based
tourism industry representative.
Ted Gaupin Developer or officer of a de-
velopment company of industrial
sites or a commercial contractor or officer of
a commercial building
company.


Joe Hope Engineer
(CD6:33) 18. Request Board approval to
accept Public Works Recommendations
for FY 09/10 CIP Update and Amendments
for Road Paving Projects
Commissioner Stewart moved to accept the
FY09/10 CIP update and amendments
for road paving projects; staff authorization
to construct a bid document
for advertising with a category for local con-
tractor preference; approval of
a budget amendment and resolution that will
reduce to 0 the $190,000.00 for
Rehwinkel/Alexander realignment and real-
locate the funding for future road
paving. Second by Commissioner Brock
and the motion carried unanimously,
5/0.
CITIZENS TO BE HEARD
(CD6:45) 1. Rusty McKeithen Problems
in the Building Department and the
termination of two Inspectors
(CD6:47) 2. Ben Withers Termination of
Luther Council as the Building
Department Official
COMMISSIONER AGENDA ITEMS
19. COMMISSIONER ARTZ
(CD6:50) a. Planning & Zoning Commis-
sion
Commissioner Artz moved to direct the
County Attorney to prepare an
Ordinance making the proposed changes to
the terms and composition of the
Planning Commission and direct staff to ad-
vertise the Ordinance for a public
hearing on December 8, 2009. Second by
Commissioner Green and the motion
carried unanimously, 5/0.
(CD6:59) b. Rescheduling December 3,
2009 Workshop
Commissioner Artz moved to direct staff to
reschedule an alternate date in
December or January for the two workshops
currently planned for December 3,
2009. Second by Commissioner Stewart
and the motion carried unanimously,
5/0.
20. COMMISSIONER STEWART
a. Purchase of property in Greiner's Addition
for a Small County Park -
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21. COMMISSIONER GREEN
a. Request Board Approval to Direct Staff to
complete plans for paving of
Emily Lane Road addressed at CD6:33
22. COMMISSIONER KESSLER
(CD7:01) a. Request Board approval to re-
view County Policies with reference
to Accounting Practices
Commissioner Green made a motion to es-
tablish a committee to review County
Policies with reference to Accounting Prac-
tices and the County Attorney will
request an Attorney General Opinion re-
garding the cost allocation in the
building department. The gavel passed to
Commissioner Stewart and
Commissioner Kessler made a second to
the motion. Voting in favor are
Commissioners Kessler, Green and Artz
and in opposition are Commissioners
Stewart and Brock, with the motion carrying,
3/2.
COUNTY ATTORNEY- 0
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
(CD7:41) a. 2010 Commission Calendar
Commissioner Artz made a motion to
amend the 2010 Commission Meeting
Calendar with Regular Scheduled Board
Meetings on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays and
Workshops on the 4th Thursdays of the
month, with the exception of the July
meeting and it is Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
Second by Commissioner Brock and
the motion carried unanimously, 5/0.
(CD7:51) b. Selection of Chairman and
Vice Chairman for 2009/2010
Commissioner Artz moved to nominate
Commissioner Kessler as Chairman for
2009/2010 with a second by Commissioner
Brock and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
Commissioner Green moved to nominate
Commissioner Stewart as Vice-Chair for
2009/2010 with a second by Commissioner
Brock and the motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
DISCUSSION ISSUES BY COMMISSION-
ERS
(CD7:55) Commissioner Brock Request-
ing a report from Staff on Lobbyist
accomplishments for next meeting.
There being no further business, Commis-
sioner Brock made a motion to
adjourn, second by Commissioner Artz and
the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
December 17, 2009


NOTICE OF IMPOSITION OF
IMPACT FEE RATES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board
of County Commissioners of Wakulla
County, Florida, on December 8, 2009, in
regular session, at a properly noticed Public
Hearing, adopted Wakulla County Ordi-
nance No. 09-15, the "Wakulla County
Comprehensive Impact Fee Ordinance"
authorizing the imposition of impact fees to
fund capital improvements and additions to
the County Parks and Recreational Facili-
ties Systems (the "Parks and Recreational
Facilities Impact Fee"), the Emergency
Medical System (the "EMS Impact Fee"),
the Fire Rescue System (the "Fire Rescue
Impact Fee"), the Correctional Facilities (the
"Correctional Facilities Impact Fee"), the
County Road System (the "Road Impact
Fee"), the County Library System (the "Li-
brary Impact Fee") and the Law Enforce-
ment System (the "Law Enforcement Impact
Fee") necessitated by future growth.
The Parks and Recreational Facilities Im-
pact Fee rates shall be imposed upon all
Residential Construction occurring within
the unincorporated area of the County and
within the boundaries of any municipality
that has consented to its imposition, and
shall be collected prior to issuance of a
building permit for such construction. The
Parks and Recreational Facilities Impact


Fee rates to be imposed commencing
March 17, 2010 are as follows:
Single-Family House
$82.30 per Dwelling Unit
Multi-Family Dwelling Unit
$71.81 per Dwelling Unit
Mobile Home
$81.34 per Dwelling Unit
The EMS Impact Fee rates shall be im-
posed upon all Emergency Medical System
Impact Construction occurring within the
County, including the unincorporated area
and the incorporated area of the municipali-
ties therein, and shall be collected prior to
issuance of a building permit for such con-
struction. The EMS Impact Fee rates to be
imposed commencing March 17, 2010 are
as follows:
Residential $174.55 per Dwelling Unit
Non-residential $ 0.34 per Square Foot
The Fire Rescue Impact Fee rates shall be
imposed upon all Fire Rescue Impact Con-
struction occurring within the County, includ-
ing the unincorporated area and the incor-
porated area of the municipalities therein,
and shall be collected prior to issuance of a
building permit for such construction. The
Fire Rescue Impact Fee rates to be im-
posed commencing March 17, 2010 are as
follows:
Residential $343.62 Per Dwelling Unit
Commercial $1.07 Per Square Foot
Industrial/Warehouse $0.27
Per Square Foot
Institutional $1.33 Per Square Foot
The Correctional Facilities Impact Fee rates
shall be imposed upon all Residential Con-
struction occurring within the County, includ-
ing the unincorporated area and the incor-
porated area of the municipalities therein,
and shall be collected prior to issuance of a
building permit for such construction. The
Correctional Facilities Impact Fee rates to
be imposed commencing March 17, 2010
are as follows:
Single-Family House
$289.11 per Dwelling Unit
Multi-Family Dwelling Unit
$252.27 per Dwelling Unit
Mobile Home
$285.76 per Dwelling Unit
The Road Impact Fee rates shall be im-
posed upon all Road Impact Construction
occurring within the County, both within the
unincorporated area and within the munici-
pal boundaries of any municipality thathaas
consented to the imposition of Road Impact
Fees, and shall be collected prior to issu-
ance of a building permit for such construc-
tion. The Road Impact Fee rates to be im-
posed commencing March 17, 2010 are
available for review at the office of the
County Administrator, 3093 Crawfordville
Highway, Crawfordville, Florida.
The Library Impact Fee rates shall be im-
posed upon all Residential Construction oc-
curring within the County, both within the
unincorporated area and within the munici-
pal boundaries of any municipality that has
consented to the imposition of Library Im-
pact Fees and shall be collected prior to is-
suance of a building permit for such con-
struction. The Library Impact Fee rates to
be imposed commencing March 17, 2010
are as follows:
Single-Family Detached House
$72.22 per Dwelling Unit
Multi-family
$63.02 per Dwelling Unit
Mobile Home
$71.39 per Dwelling Unit
The Law Enforcement Impact Fee rates
shall be imposed upon all Law Enforcement
Impact Construction occurring within the
County, both within the unincorporated area
and within the municipal boundaries of any
municipality that has consented to the impo-
sition of Law Enforcement Impact Fees, and
shall be collected prior to issuance of a
building permit for such construction. The
Law Enforcement Impact Fee rates to be
imposed commencing March 17, 2010 are
as follows:
Residential
$84.83 per Dwelling Unit
Professional Office
$ 0.15 per Square Foot
General Commercial
$ 0.53 per Square Foot
Bar/Club/Restaurant
$ 0.62 per Square Foot
Service Shop
$ 0.72 per Square Foot
Institutional
$1.11 per Square Foot
Industrial/Warehouse
$ 0.10 per Square Foot
Annually on October 1, the Park Impact
Fee, the Emergency Medical System Impact
Fee, the Fire Rescue Impact Fee, the Cor-
rectional Facilities Impact Fee, the Library
Impact Fee, and the Law Enforcement Im-
pact Fee shall be automatically adjusted by
the percent change for the previous Fiscal
Year as follows: (i) Impact Fee components
pertaining to construction and equipment
costs shall be adjusted by the percentage
change from the previous fiscal year in the
Construction Cost Index published by the
Engineering News Record, or a comparable
index recommended by the County Admin-
istrator; and (ii) Impact Fee components re-
lating to land acquisition costs shall be ad-
justed by the percentage change for the
previous fiscal year in the fair market value
of land owned by the County as determined
by the Wakulla County Property Appraiser.
Annually on October 1, the Road Impact
Fee shall automatically be adjusted by the
percent change for the previous Fiscal Year
in the Florida Department of Transportation
Price Trends Index.
DATED THIS 16th day of December, 2009.
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: s Howard Kessler, Chairman
December 17, 2009


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Kessler discusses regional


transportation needs


On Thursday, Dec. 3, How-
ard Kessler, M.D., Wakulla
County Commission Chair-
man, was a guest on WFSU-
FM's "Perspectives" show
about regional transporta-
tion alternatives, moderated
by Tom Flanigan.
Participating with Dr.
Kessler were Ron Garrison
of StarMetro, the City of
Tallahassee's bus system
CEO and Patrick Detscher, a
Leon County citizen active in
comprehensive transporta-


tion planning.
"Although transportation
is only one of the regional
issues we need to address
with Leon County and Talla-
hassee, this radio discussion
got the ball rolling," said
Kessler, who plans to bring
more regional issues to the
table this year. "We've been
exploring the idea of a com-
muter bus service between
Crawfordville and Tallahas-
see for a while."
Kessler said that besides


saving money, the citizens
can use that commute time
on the bus to save money or
for more productive activities
such as reading, working
or getting some additional
rest.
"Our citizens work hard
and have long hours on the
road," said Kessler. "They
deserve the breaks if we
can make them available. All
three commissions need to
explore these ideas."


Betty Green, left, explains exhibit to Angela Cassidy as Cathy Frank looks on.

Historical Society opens


museum at 'old jail'


By CATHY FRANK
President, Wakulla County
Historical Society
The Wakulla County His-
torical Society saw the cul-
mination of the first phase
of a project in the works
since 1999 on Dec. 8 with an
open house of the historic
"Old Jail" now known as
The Wakulla County Historic
Museum and Archives.
A crowd or more than
70 people attended the gala
event which included the
debut of the McLeod and
Pete Gerrell Room.
Visitors are invited to
view these rooms which dis-
play artifacts from the Civil
War era as well as original
documents and items from
when Judge McLeod served
in Wakulla County.
The historical society also


showcased their own genea-
logical research room. This
room is full of original docu-
ments and a broad range of
research materials complete
with computers. Local musi-
cian Sammy Tedder, who is
internationally known and
loved by Wakulla County
residents, provided enter-
tainment for the evening.
Anyone interested in vis-
iting the museum or pre-
serving your families' past,
please plan to stop by for
a visit. The society also has
a shop where visitors can
buy unique historic gifts for
Christmas. The shop is open
on Thursday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., but plans are to
open more days during the
holidays. Call 926-1110 to see
if the facility is open.
"I would like to take this


opportunity to say thank
you to the Historical Society
members for all the hard
work and dedication shown
toward this worthy project,"
said Cathy Frank. "On behalf
of the entire society, I would
like to say that each of us is
excited to provide this op-
portunity to Wakulla County
and local area citizens. Of
course, we could not have
accomplished this amazing
feat without the support of
our community and friends.
We want to thank each
one that gave donations of
money and services for the
county's project.
"We would love to have
you join our group and help
in the preservation of history
in Wakulla County 'A Work
In Progress.'" Photo by Lynda
Kinsey.


Lions Club donates food


Sopchoppy Lions Club
members Debra E. Dix, Elaine
Herndon, (Vice President),
Franklin Roberts, (President),
and Bill Roberts were part
of a recent holiday project
to help the less fortunate in


Wakulla County during the
holiday season.
The Sopchoppy Lions
Club is sponsoring gifts of
food items to three Sop-
choppy families in need of
assistance this holiday sea-


son. Food items have been
purchased at the Sopchoppy
IGA Grocery Store.


From left, Kessler, Garrison, Flanigan and Detscher on the radio airwaces.

Hunters need to use harnesses


Two serious tree stand ac-
cidents over a recent weekend
have Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) hunter safety staff re-
minding hunters to wear a
safety harness when using a
tree stand.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, Pace
resident Anthony Eddie Vanna,
33, died after falling from his
tree stand in the Blackwater
River State Forest near Mun-
son. Vanna was muzzleloader
hunting for deer when he fell
23.5 feet. He apparently was
attempting to come down the


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tree at sundown.
The previous day, Susan
Rudd of Quincy fell backwards
off a 12-foot tall ladder stand
while hog hunting on private
property in Gadsden County.
Although injured, she managed
to walk out and call for help.
Rudd was airlifted to Talla-
hassee Memorial Hospital and
admitted. She has since been
discharged from the hospital.
FWC law enforcement inves-
tigators say neither hunter wore
a safety harness. Bill Cline, the
FWC's section leader for hunter
safety and public shooting


ranges, said anyone who hunts
from a tree stand should wear
a safety harness.
"If you're going to leave the
ground, you need to wear a full
body harness. If a hunter isn't
willing to do that, they need
to stay on the ground. It's that
simple," Cline said.
Hunters who use older tree
stand belts or upper-chest straps
should discard them, Cline said.
He encourages hunters to visit
http://www.myfwc.com/safe-
ty/safety_hunt_safety_index.
htm and take the free online
tree stand safety course.


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Debra Dix. Elaine Herndon, Franklin Roberts and
Bill Roberts with a basket of food,


Braveman elected


Carla Braveman, CEO
of Big Bend Hospice, has
been elected to the board
of The National Associa-
tion of Home Care & Hos-
pice (NAHC) where she
will represent hospices all
across the country. NAHC
is the nation's largest
trade association advocat-
ing for the interests and
concerns of home care
agencies, hospices, home
care aide organizations
and medical equipment
suppliers.
Braveman's two year
term will begin in Janu-
ary.
"I'm delighted to be
able to promote Hospice
on a national level," com-
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lows me to give a voice
to those who often find
themselves on the fringes
of life...the elderly, the ter-
minally ill, the medically
fragile. It is an honor and
a privilege to be elected
by my peers from across
the country and to further
the hospice philosophy of


care that I have devoted
my career to advancing."
For the past three years,
Braveman has led Big Bend
Hospice, which serves the
eight counties of the Big
Bend of Florida, including
Wakulla.
Big Bend Hospice is one
of the largest hospices in
America, serving more
than 1,600 patients each
year with a staff of over
300 professionals.


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