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Teachers spend time at mag lab, Page 8A Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 116th Year, 27th Issue Thursday, July 7, 2011 T w o S e c t i o n s Two Sections 7 5 C e n t s 75 Cents P u b l i s h e d W e e k l y Published Weekly, R e a d D a i l y Read DailyThe Wakullanews Inside This Week Public Notices ............Page 3A Comment & Opinion ..Page 4A Church........................Page 6A People........................Page 7A School ........................Page 8A Sports ........................Page 9A Outdoors .................Page 10A Water Ways...............Page 11A Sheriffs Report ........Page 13A Business .....................Page 1B Week in Wakulla ........Page 2B Classi eds ..................Page 5B Legal Notices .............Page 6B Fourth of July c e l e b r a t e d celebrated in Sopchoppy Economy takes a toll on summer jobs for youthBy CAROLE TOLERreporter@thewakullanews.netNationwide, the struggling economy is causing extreme dif“ culty for those seeking work, and the traditional summer job for youth is taking a particular hit. In Wakulla County, most of the businesses that were contacted said they had seen the same amount of, or more, job interest this year than in previous years. Although, a majority of businesses were only able to hire less than, or the same number of people as usual. Myra Jeans has not been able to hire as many people as they did when the economy was better, about “ ve years ago, according to manager Raina Nutting. However, Myra Jeans did recently hire Kelsea McCown as a server. McCown needed a job because the place she was working at shut down. She knew one of the employees at Myra Jeans, got an interview there and went to work the next day. I like the atmosphere that Myra Jeans has,Ž McCown said. McCown needed the work to pay for her classes at TCC, and plans to keep the job … which she really enjoys … after the summer. El Jalisco was another business that recently took on a new employee. Kaylee Evans needed a job that wasnt as stressfulŽ as her previous job, and now works as a server. Evans got her job by going in El Jaliscos, asking if they were hiring, “ lling out the application handed to her by a server and giving it directly to the manager.Ž Evans said of her work experience, At “ rst I looked at this job as a way to pay my bills, but I hope to minor in Spanish in college, so working here has really helped me re“ ne my language skills.Ž Learning Spanish is Evans favorite part of the job. She also said that having a job in the service industry is always helpful. It helps one appreciate those who do serve and how hard it is to really work for your money,Ž Evans said. She said the most challenging part of the job is dealing with non-understanding customers who think that they are the only table in the restaurant.ŽContinued on Page 2A Carole TolerKelsea McCown got hired as a server at Myra Jeans restaurant in Crawfordville.Wakulla schools are Top 10 in stateBy BETH ODONNELLAssistant Superintendent Wakulla County School District ranked 10th in the state when grades for individual schools and school districts in Florida were of“ cially released on June 30. Wakulla was the only school district in the Big Bend to land in the Top 10. This earned the Wakulla County School District its sixth consecutive A rating. Even with more rigorous state tests in reading and math this year, our students performed well,Ž said Superintendent of Schools David Miller. I am extremely proud of them and of the teachers who so work hard by innovatively teaching the state standards all year.Ž Points accumulated from all the schools Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores on state testing in reading, math, science and writing comprise the district grade. Scores include student performance on or above grade level, plus student learning gains from year to year. Individual Wakulla schools all fared well. Medart Elementary School secured the longest running string of As in the district, earning their 10th consecutive ace. Wakulla Middle School was close behind with their ninth consecutive A, plus WMS had the highest point total of all the schools at 599. Riversprings Middle School had the second highest point total, earning a high A. Also graded an A were Crawfordville Elementary and Shadeville Elementary. Continued on Page 5ABoard approves tax increasesBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netCounty commissioners decided to increase one tax and implement another. Starting Jan. 1, the county will impose a Public Service Tax of 10 percent on every purchase of electricity, metered or bottle gas, fuel oils and water … the highest rate the county can impose under state law. The board also voted to raise the Communications Services Tax from 1.82 percent to 5.22 percent. The PST would generate $1,622,089 each year. Since it would go into effect in January, its projected to generate $1,216,566 for the 2011-12 “ scal year. There will be a 500 kilowatt usage exemption for electricity. This means that all households can use 500 kilowatts before the tax would be imposed. Commissioner Lynn Artz said she wanted to see this exemption implemented to try and help people with a “ xed or low income. Commissioner Randy Merritt agreed and said he would like to protect those with a lower income. Commissioner Jerry Moore said if taxes are charged, he wanted to see the millage rate go down the same amount. Merritt said he would also like to lower the millage rate, but it may not be one for one. The reserve fund has to be built back up and de“ cit spending has to stop, Merritt added. Moore said he wouldnt raise taxes to gain a reserve, but would rather cut expenses. Merritt said he agreed, but said, I want to make sure were being responsible.Ž Commissioner Alan Brock said both Sopchoppy and St. Marks already charge this tax so nothing would change for people in those areas. Everyone would be paying into it,Ž Brock said of the PST. Which would even-out the tax structuring, he said. Continued on Page 3AThe district receives its sixth consecutive A rating, and is the only district in the Big Bend to rank in the Top 10PHOTO BY AMANDA DAUGHTRY/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCommissioners vote to impose a Public Service Tax and increase the Communications Services Tax As the traditional summer job takes a hit, three young women share their stories of looking for workThe annual Independence Day celebration in Sopchoppy includes “ reworks, a parade and music.AMANDA DAUGHTRYBy CAROLE TOLERreporter@thewakullanews.netThe annual Fourth of July celebration in Sopchoppy kicked off with a parade at 10 a.m. and then progressed into the Myron B. Hodge City Park, where local businesses were set up to make some money. Betsy Hines, who makes childrens clothing for her business Snicklefritz, said that this was her second year as a vendor at the Sopchoppy Fourth of July celebration. Hines, who has been in business in Tallahassee since November 2009, said that she had such a nice timeŽ the year before that she wanted to do it again. Hines said she liked the groupŽ that gathers for the festivities, and she enjoys the small townŽ and family orientedŽ atmosphere. Carma Gordon, who runs Carmas Kloset, was at the event with her handmade jewelry. This was Gordons first year as a vendor, although she has been to previous celebrations as a spectator. Continued on Page 14A AMANDA DAUGHTRYGrammy-winner Lari White was the musical headliner.CAROLE TOLER Antique tractors were part of the parade. The Chloe Gray entry in the Fourth of July parade. AMANDA DAUGHTRYLadies with parasols on a parade ” oat.Amidst all the Fourth of July festivities, some of the vendors at the Sopchoppy festival talk about why they came out and put their wares for sale More photos online at thewakullanews.com AMANDA DAUGHTRYThe crowd under the trees listening to music. Brock goes to Washington, Page 5A

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Page 2A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comAs of July 1, Wakulla Springs lodge is run by private vendorBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThose who feared Wakulla Springs Lodge might be closing can rest easy. The lodge, as well as the restaurant, gift shop and soda fountain, remain open and are now being operated by Cape Leisure Corporation out of Cape Canaveral. As part of a 15-percent reduction in the states budget, a plan was proposed to privatize concessions at several state parks. The state had said if a vendor was not found before the start of the “ scal year, there was a possibility the concessions would be closed. Cape Leisure took over concessions on July 1, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Public Information Of“ cer Kristin Lock. I think it will be an excellent partnership,Ž said Wakulla Springs State Park Manager Brian Fugate. DEP had been in contract negotiations with Cape Leisure since it was selected as the top ranked vendor on May 20 out of seven proposals submitted. DEP entered into a “ ve-year agreement with the corporation, which ends on Sept. 30, 2016. The corporation is on a six-month trial basis and the DEP has the authority to terminate the agreement if all doesnt go well. Included in the agreement is for Cape Leisure to pay DEP a monthly fee and monthly commission based on gross sales for all its operations. These operations include the 27-room lodge, gift shop, soda fountain and restaurant. For the “ rst year, the monthly base fee is $3,000 plus 2 percent of gross sales. That increases to $5,000 and 3 percent the following year and after that the percent of gross sales increases 1 percent each year. The corporation is also required to create a Capital Improvement Account for future capital improvement projects. The cost of operations for the concessions is about $1.4 million a year, Fugate said. Fugate said there are no proposed changes for the concessions. Visitors should see a seamless transition,Ž Fugate said. Cape Leisures clients include the National Historic Landmark Ribault Club at Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral and Natural Bridge of Virginia. Other parks seeking private vendors for concessions are Hillsborough River State Park and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.Continued from Page 1AVictoria Hamel of Crawfordville has a different type of opportunity. Hamel, who just finished her “ rst year of college, is majoring in social work at FSU. She visited the social work faculty website and emailed some professors, asking them if they were interested in doing a research project. Dr. Thomas Smith emailed Hamel back to set up a meeting. In the meeting, We were pretty much just throwing ideas around,Ž Hamel said. The idea of doing research on family “ nancial therapy... sounded pretty interesting to me.Ž Smith is waiting on approval for the project, but if all goes well, Hamel will help do the research and author a social work book in the next year. Also pending upon approval, Hamel will be hired as a research assistant for a project that involves training social service providers on how to better help clients with “ nancial problems.Ž Besides being able to make money, Hamel will receive invaluable work experience and establish relationships with future colleagues. It seems that the key to staying alive in the (summer) job market is to know what to ask for and who to ask it from. CAROLE TOLERStudent Kaylee Evans takes orders at El Jalisco restaurant in Crawfordville.Economy takes a toll on summer jobs SPECIAL TO THE NEWSVictoria Hamel, majoring in social work, emailed professors asking if they were interested in doing a research project. Monday APPETIZERS 1/2 PRICE Tuesday BIKE NIGHT 50.¢ Wings .99¢ Lite Beer Wednesday Chicken Fajitasƒ$6.99 .99¢ Lite Beer Thursday Boom Boom Shrimp...$5. Friday 14-16 oz. Prime Rib Dinnerwith Side And Salad...$19.99 Saturday Shrimp Dinners 2 Sides Choice of 3...$12.99 Coconut Shrimp Grilled/Blackened Shrimp Shrimp Scampi Fried Shrimp Sunday Chicken Philly Sandwich with Fries...$6.99 MOND AY THU RSDA YONE FR EE KI DS MEALwith purchas e of adult mea lEVENING SPECIALS: HAPPY HOUR 3p.m. to 7p.m. EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR 3p.m. to 7p.m. EVERY DAY 2-4-1 Every Day 2-4-1 Every Day 2-4-1 Wines, Wells & Smirnoff Flavors 2-4-1 Wines, Wells & Smirnoff Flavors M mmmmargaritas! Mmmm margaritas! 2000 Crawfordville Hwy. 2000 Crawfordville Hwy. Monday... Tuesday... Wednesday... Thursday... Friday & Sunday... LUNCH BUFFET ALL YOU CAN EAT MONDAY FRIDAY 11-3PM LUNCH BUFFET ALL YOU CAN EAT MONDAY FRIDAY 11-3 PMOPEN: Monday Thursday 11AM 9:30PM 850 926-2325 Come Join Our 2 YEARAnniversary Party June 25 Staff reportThe Wakulla News placed second in the Florida Press Association 2010 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest in the Special Issue Section or Supplement (locally prepared) category. The recognized section was the Stone Crab Festival special section that appeared in the October 14 issue. The judges submit their comments with every entry judged and found the Stone Crab section a fun read...from the mayors welcome to the piece from the stone crabs viewpoint.Ž They noted the section had strong content along with the map and the schedule that need to be included in such a section. The Florida Press Association held their annual convention last week and part of the program was dedicated to announcing the winners of the annual contest. Seventythree newspapers entered the contest with more than 1,500 entries to be judged. There were 41 categories overall with three divisions under each category. Tammie Bar“ eld, The News general manager and director on the Florida Press Association board, received the award in St. Petersburg on behalf of the staff. The entries that were submitted were very impressive,Ž Barfield said. We are really proud that The Wakulla News was recognized in light of the stiff competition in that contest.Ž e Wakulla News wins award from Florida Press AssociationCape Leisure Corporation has taken over concessions at Wakulla Springs State Park as a cost-cutting plan by the state

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 – Page 3A PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers’ convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. Continued from Page 1A Commissioner Mike Stewart said he would like to see the PST go towards the Road and Bridge Department because the revenues in that are coming up short. The economy is killing us,Ž Stewart said. He added that he didnt want to impose a tax on anyone, but it was needed. Stewart said if the commission decides to reduce the millage and increase taxes, it doesnt fix anything. Its just a wash then,Ž Stewart said. However, he has said he would like to see the millage reduced a little bit because of the new taxes. Merritt said the county needs to make up for the money that was spent from the reserve fund. We need to get some money in our checking account,Ž Merritt said. Several citizens spoke at the public hearing against the tax increase. Howard Kessler said changes needed to be made, including cuts to upper and middle management. He urged the commission to move with caution in charging more taxes. Ralph Thomas said the county needed to stop spending anything that wasnt absolutely necessary. And not kill people with a 1,000 cuts,Ž Thomas said. Merritt said he felt this type of tax was different than ad valorem taxes. Its a fee for a service,Ž Merritt said. You pay a certain fee, you get a service.Ž Moore said he would vote against taxes and the millage if the millage was not reduced by the same amount. The commission voted four to one, to impose the 10-percent PST. This CST is imposed on telephone, cable television, facsimile and pager services within the county. This will generate $593,444 per year. Brock said he is more comfortable with charging this tax because having these items is a luxury. Resident Chuck Hess said he would consider a phone a necessity. Kessler said it didnt matter which fee the commission decided to charge, the citizens would still be paying it. The commission voted four to one, again with Moore opposing, to approve the increase. In relation to budget talk, the commission heard from its auditor, of Powell and Jones, regarding the 20092010 budget audit. The auditor said if funds from the jail bed revenue had not been moved the county would have been classi“ ed as in a state of “ nancial emergency. He also told the commission that in several areas there was an excess of expenditures and the county spent $1.6 million more than it received. The reason was a combination of using the fund balance to balance the budget and not collecting revenues expected and not making adjustments. Which he said was probably happening for the last two years. The auditor stated that there was still an issue of purchasing orders being issued after the fact. He said it was not as bad as it has been, but was still an issue. Revenues for the county have decreased by $3 million over the last two years, he said. He added that the county had 2 percent of its total expenditures in the fund balance and he recommends having three months of expenditures available or in Wakulla Countys case, 24 percent. Moore said Suwannee County was in the same boat several years ago, but isnt now and wanted to know how they got there. The auditor told Moore that Suwannee was in a similar situation 7 years ago and decided to move the budget from the county manager back to the clerk of courts, all of“ ces worked together and they increased their millage rate. Merritt said, Weve got the tools to “ x it. We need the political fortitude to do it.Ž Moore then tried to point the finger at the former chairman for the county being in its current “ nancial state, but Merritt stopped him. Lets not go down this road,Ž Merritt said. Stewart agreed and said, When the crap gets deep, weve all got the same size boots on.Ž Moore then said, Well I resent being here.Ž Stewart said he took responsibility for the countys situation, but now the county is trying to turn the corner. Were going to be another Suwannee County, I believe that,Ž Stewart said. The commission then discussed the possibility of getting a line of credit. Interim County Administrator Tim Barden said it would be used to cover the lean months of October and November. The auditor said the line of credit wouldnt be neces-sary if the county had a fund balance. Stewart said the county would borrow the money to pay bills and paid it back once the funds came in. The commission voted four to one, with Moore opposing, to have staff and the clerk of courts go forward with putting the solicitation out to banks for a line of credit. Stewart also said he would like to see one person be in charge of requisitions for the county. One person needs to control that,Ž Stewart said. He added that the auditor has also recommended that. Weve got to rein in the accountability and responsibility,Ž Stewart said. The commission agreed to have staff come back with an item for the next meeting with a recommendation of who that person would be. Notice of Amendment of CITY OF SOPCHOPPY Comprehensive Plan City of SopchoppyThe City Commission of the City of Sopchoppy proposes to transmit a proposed amendment to its Local Government Comprehensive Plan as identified by its Evaluation and Appraisal Report. A public hearing on the proposed amendment will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., or as soon as can be heard in the City Hall, 105 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, FL. More information can be obtained and the proposed amendments may be inspected at the City Hall (telephone: 850-962-4611). Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at the public hearing or by writing to the City Commission at P.O. Box 1219, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. If an individual decides to appeal any decision made by the commission with respect to this meeting, a verbatim transcript may be required. If so, the individual should make provision for a transcript to be made at the meeting, (RE: Florida Statute 286.0105). Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Jackie Lawhon at the above address or phone number. The proposed plan amendment addresses the land within the city limits of the City of Sopchoppy, as shown by the following map. Colleen Skipper, Mayor Attest: Jackie Lawhon, City ClerkJULY 7, 2011 THIS MAP IS FOR GENERAL REFERENCE ONLY City of Sopchoppy NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGEThe City of Sopchoppy will be changing the date of the regular July meeting from the second Monday to the THIRD MONDAY IN JULY The meeting will be held, July 18, at 6:30 P.M. 105 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, FLJULY 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGJULY 7, 2011Date:July 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm Location:788 Port Leon Drive, St. Marks FL 32355THE CITY OF ST. MARKS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING Community Redevelopment Area BoardThe City of St. Marks located at 788 Port Leon Drive, 9 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 925-6224. Persons needing special access considerations should call the City Office at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Office may be contacted at (850) 925-6224. July 18, 2011Regular Board Meeting5:00 P.M. August 4, 2011Workshop(s):5:00 P.M. € 4th FY2011/2012 Budget Development € To Discuss Implementing a Blue Print 2000 Type Effort in Wakulla County August 15, 2011Regular Board Meeting5:00 P.M. September 6, 2011Regular Board Meeting5:00 P.M. September 8, 2011Workshop(s):5:00 P.M. € To Discuss Options Re: Subdivision Road Acceptance September 19, 2011 Regular Board Meeting5:00 P.M.All Workshops, Public Hearings and Commission Meetings are open to the public. Wakulla County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. Handicapped individuals may receive special accommodations with one working days notice as per section 286.011(6) F.S. If special accommodations are required, please call Lara Beck-Edwards, Executive Assistant to the County Administrator at (850) 9260919, Ext. 401. JULY 7, 2011WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ SCHEDULE FOR WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC HEARINGS, & MEETINGS2011 CALENDAR(To be held in the Commission Chambers) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING JULY 7, 2011The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on July 18, 2011 at 5:00p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, FL 32327 to Consider:AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 11-09 PERTAINING TO OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ON DESIGNATED COUNTY ROADS; AMENDING ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF ORDINANCE NO. 1109, PERTAINING TO STANDARDS FOR GOLF CARTS AND GOLF CART OPERATION; DELETING IN ITS ENTIRETY ARTICLE II, SECTION 5 OF ORDINANCE NO. 11-09, PERTAINING TO GOLF CART INSPECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.A copy of this ordinance shall be available for inspection by the public at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing or submit comments and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person or any non-English speaking person needing special assistance should contact the Wakulla County B oard of County Commissioners Office at (850) 926-0919 or TDD (850) 926-1201. NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JULY 7, 2011Cajer Posey Road between Shadeville Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Road will be temporarily closed beginning July 25, 2011 and ending no later than October 7, 2011. The purpose of this temporary closure is to facilitate the removal of petroleum contaminated soils at Michele’s Service Station, 731 Shadeville Road. There will be detour signs erected for the traveling public to utilize. This temporary closure will not affect access to Holiday Drive from Cajer Posey Road. Only local traffic will be allowed to access Cajer Posey Road for access to Holiday Drive and no large trucks will be allowed to utilize Holiday Drive.CAJER POSEY ROADBoard approves increases in pub lic services, communications taxes When the crap gets deep, weve all got the same size boots on, says one commissioner.The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners … Randy Merritt, Alan Brock, Chairman Mike Stewart, Jerry Moore and Lynn Artz … at a recent meeting. FILE PHOTO JoinTheNature Conservancytoplant abilliontrees, one tree at a time, in the ght to end climate change at plantabillion.org

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Chris Beatty of Florida Wild Mammal called me this week with a great story. It seems, she said, that during the bad storm last Monday, a tree with an ospreys nest over on St. George Island was knocked down. The baby birds were taken to FWMA while a group of volunteers tried to “ gure out what to do. Conversations with some bird experts at Audubon indicated that mother ospreys will return to their babies … even if the nest is down. But according to an email by Eric Lovestrand, who is education coordinator for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, the original nest was smashed to smithereens and other trees in the area are in bad condition for attaching anything to. Lovestrand developed a strategy: Build a box (it was built by volunteer Ted Ruffner), and mount it on a timber as tall as they could manage, while also sinking the timber as deep as practical with the water table and bracing it appropriately to make the whole structure sound enough for the parents and active chicks when they start hopping around the edges. An email that Lovestrand sent out on Friday, July 1, reported: A platform was raised and in place by 7 p.m. and a nest re-constructed on it. I retrieved two of the three chicks from Chris this a.m. at 5:45 (one was too weak and somewhat behind the others in development. With a very aggressive sibling (nicknamed Mussolini by Chris) it was agreed that this chicks best chance was to stay at the FWMA center). Chicks were placed on the nest by 8 a.m. and as we were loading equipment back into the truck at the road an adult bird did a ” y by with a “ sh but did not stop. It did seem to be scoping out the nest though. A small group of folks sat down across the street at one of the local Osprey watch houses and waited. At about 8:30 an adult bird again appeared with a fish, made about three banking turns around the nest andƒ.you guessed it, landed on the nest. It stayed awhile then left the “ sh and ” ew to a nearby tree to keep watch. Also calling. Around 9:30 I received a call from our observers that the other adult had shown up. Prognosis looks good right now.Ž William Snowden is editor of The Wakulla News. Page 4A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comreaders speak outComment & OpinionEditor, The News: Wetlands ordinances contribute to the health and welfare of our beautiful county now and far into the future. There has been recent discussion of rescinding these ordinances with the intention of building on precious pieces of land so desirable by those developers to sell to rich city folks for their fancy large homes. Not only do I not believe that these ordinances are too restrictive, but I do not believe that any commissioner who calls himself a developer should be voting on any of these issues. This is just plain wrong and two of our commissioners are developers. Commissioner Randy Merritt and Commissioner Jerry Moore, I respectfully request you recuse yourselves from any discussion or any voting on matters that have the potential to create even a hint of con” ict of interest on these matters. Its just not proper to be voting on the elimination of these ordinances when you both are some of the very bene“ ciaries of the voiding of these ordinances. Diane Wilson dwilson.1947@gmail.comThe Wakulla News (USPS 664-640) is published weekly at 3119-A Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Periodicals postage paid at P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307. Phone: (850) 926-7102. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Wakulla News, P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307.The Wakulla NewsPublisher Emeritus: William M. Phillips Family (1976-2006)All subscriptions to The Wakulla News become due and payable one year from the time the subscription is purchased.In County $31/yr. $17.50/6 mo. Out of County $42/yr. $24/6 mo. Out of State $44/yr. $26/6 mo.General Manager: Tammie Bar eld ........................tbar eld@thewakullanews.net Editor: William Snowden ............................................editor@thewakullanews.net Staff Writer/Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ......................jjensen@thewakullanews.net Advertising/Photographer: Lynda Kinsey .................lkinsey@thewakullanews.net Classi eds/Legals: Denise Folh ...........................classi eds@thewakullanews.net Bookkeeping/Circulation: Sherry Balchuck .......accounting@thewakullanews.net Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ................estanton@thewakullanews.net NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Two should recuse themselves on voteIn an article in last weeks News about a group of people who gathered at Wakulla Beach to show unity against offshore oil drilling, Commissioner Alan Brock is quoted and paraphrased in the story as saying, There is a very vocal part of the community … which includes the gas companies … that wants to do everything possible to lower gas prices.Ž In response to the published article, Brock wrote an email to The News, stating: I think I said something to the effect of: There is a very vocal part of the community who will do everything possible to start offshore oil drilling off Florida … including saying that it will lower gas prices. This isnt true. Nor is it worth the risk to our local economy.ŽEditor, The News: A Wakulla County citizens solution to a Leon County dilemma: My suggestion is to construct an elaborate arch at the entrance of the courthouse grounds and engrave Taj Mahal in the middle. A couple of marble benches on each side for balance and you would have an instant backdrop for visiting tourists to take pictures of their visit to the Taj Mahal. That might sound a little tongue-in-cheek but if you could charge a fee for each photo, the cost of building could be recovered over time. If it was done right and became an iconic photo destination for tourists, the demand would build to the point where everyone back home would ask if you had your picture taken at the Taj while you were in Florida. Seriously, what if William and Kate had their photo taken in front of your Taj Mahal? Not only would the dress she wore sell out but people would come from far and wide to emulate them. If the Governor could get our state quarter changed to show Princess Kate on the back, she and William just might consider doing a little photo op. James Kish CrawfordvilleA modest proposal for the Taj MahalEditor, The News: Thank you to all my friends, classmates and family for your help, fundraisers, support and prayers during my illness. I could not have made it without all of you! Also a special thanks to the following businesses for all your support and contributions for a successful raf” e. Crums Mini Mall, Fitness with Kelly, B & B Dugger Inc., Premier Jewelry Stephanie Watson, Bare Mineral/ Skin Therapy Sherry Reese, Dazzles Hair Studio, Avon Rita Allred, Poseys Restaurant, Route 319 Hair/Nail Salon, Mary Waltman, LMT, Williams Propane, Seineyard Restaurant, Lindys Fried Chicken and Printing Solutions. Thank you! Wendy Maxey Crawfordville anks for your help during my illnessEditor, The News: I would like to thank the friends and family of the Sopchoppy United Methodist Church for their support for our recent Send a Husband to CampŽ fundraiser held at the church earlier this month. The Sopchoppy United Methodist Church along with several area churches hosted a chicken dinner and free gospel sing to raise money to help pay to send men to a Christian mens retreat in the fall. We are hoping to send 15 men from several churches to the retreat, and the money raised will go a long way towards helping fund scholarships. I would like to thank the gospel quartets from the Sopchoppy Southern Baptist and Crawfordville United Methodist Churches, Tracy and Jeannie Perez, the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, Natural World Charters and Fathoms Steam Room of Carrabelle for their support. I would especially like to thank the men who worked to make the event possible and all the members of the local community that bought dinners or came out to the sing. We were blessed to have you join us. Yours in Christ, Nathan Lewis SopchoppySupport for Christian retreat appreciated Governor signs Open House Party billEditor, The News: Governor Scott has signed HB 105, which increases penalties for a person in control of a home who knowingly allows a minor to possess or consume alcohol or drugs at an open house party. The law will go into effect on July 1, and parents should be warned of the increased penalties they may face if they choose to host underage drinking parties. In Florida, it is always illegal for parents or other adults to provide alcohol to persons under the age of 21. Some states allow minors to possess alcohol if accompanied by their parent/ guardian or with parental consent. Not so in Florida. A mother in Riverview was arrested recently for multiple counts of open house party and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after she hosted an underage drinking party in her home on the last day of school. On July 1, adults who host open house parties will face tougher penalties. Wakulla County Coalition for YouthAs I mentioned in an earlier column, I recently took a drivers course online. I am pleased to tell you that I passed the course and Nurse Judy (my irrepressible alter ego and side-kick) and I eagerly awaited our certi“ cate so we could turn it in to our insurance agent for a discount on our auto insurance. I gloated over how easy it was to take the course in the comfort of ones own home and was impressed by how informative it was. After a week or so the certificate arrived. I was pleased and put it aside until I could submit it. I should have hidden it because Nurse Judys prying eyes found something printed on it that upset her very much. Why does this certi“ cate say Mature Driver? Are they implying that Im old? I am not old. I am not mature. I want that erased,Ž she ranted. I tried to soothe her. They probably just send that to everyone,Ž I said. Dont take it personally.Ž She began jumping up and down, her cheeks dotted with angry red circles. I will not be called MATURE,Ž she said. As I looked at her behaving like a spoiled child, I felt she was 100 percent right. There is nobody less mature than our Nurse Judy. I did not tell her this, however. Maturity is not a bad thing,Ž I tell her instead. The dictionary says it is a state of being fully developed, either mentally or physically.Ž She looked at me with her still-pouting red face but said nothing. Encouraged, I continued, Maturity is like the “ nal stage of fruits that were ripened on the vine.Ž I am getting caught up in this, and beginning to be quite poetic. Nurse Judy did not appreciate my metaphor. FINAL STAGE!Ž she shouted. Are you telling me Im in my FINAL STAGE? I will not be put in that category.Ž I decided to change course. Nurse Judy,Ž I said, since the course was taken online, the instructor had no way of knowing how young or old you were. If he could have seen you in your dirndl skirt and peasant blouse with the frills and puffed sleeves, he would never have written mature on the certi“ cate.Ž She brightened. Youre right,Ž she said. He would have known better when he saw my pretty painted acrylic nails and my pedicured toes peeking out from my pink sandals. I forbid you taking any more courses where the instructor cant see me. Now will you erase that word from the certi“ cate before turning it in?Ž I cant do that,Ž I said, but the agent will understand that it simply means it was a course for adults.Ž Okay,Ž she said. He will be able to see me anyhow, so I will wear my fanciest, most youthful duds.Ž She spent a long time getting ready. Finally we presented ourselves at the insurance of“ ce. Nurse Judy was all smiles … that is until the agent looked at the certi“ cate. Oh, I see you took the old peoples course,Ž he said jovially. Im still trying to calm Nurse Judy down. More later, Judy Conlin is a nurse who works in Wakulla and Gadsden counties. Her website is at www.nursejudyinfo.com,Clari“ cation Judy ConlinNurse Judy’s NookWho are you calling mature? Take it backTale of a fallen osprey nest and some helpful humans READERS WRITE: William Snowdenwsnowden@thewakullanews.netBack you go, baby birds, into your man-made osprey nest.SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA complaining osprey chick.

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 – Page 5A Shop Local Proudly Supported by the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Continued from Page 1ARiversink Elementary had more than enough points to be an A, but was lowered to a B by legislation mandating a school cannot be an A if the learning gains of the lowest quartile of students in reading and math do not meet 50 percent. Riversink missed by “ ve points for the lowest quartertile in math. High schools earn only half their grades through FCAT scores and will not receive letter grades until the fall. Other high school grading factors include graduation rate, advanced placement course participation, college credit earned through AP testing and industry certi“ cation. Wakulla High School earned enough FCAT points to contribute to the districts overall A rating. Wakulla County students ranked in the Top 10 in 20 of 22 areas tested in grades three through 11. In all 22 areas tested, they scored above the state averages. Wakulla fourth graders were second in the state in reading. Wakulla seventh graders ranked third in reading and the eighth graders were third in the state in writing. Areas where Wakulla students ranked fourth in the state were third grade reading; math in grades six, seven and ten; and writing in grade ten. Wakulla County school system is also recognized as an Academically High Performing District by the state due to its outstanding FCAT scores, meeting class size requirements, and being in compliance with the districts annual “ nancial audit. This is the fourth consecutive year that Wakulla has earned the honor of being named an Academically High Performing District. 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Select group of frames.$50Nicole Vendegna, O.D.Purchase a complete pair of prescription glasses and get a 2nd pair of polarized prescription sunglasses for South East Eye Specialists Hats by Dorfman-Pacific Men’s Scala and Women’s Cappelli on US 98 PANACEA ~HATS A FACTPANACEA By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThe county commission has discussed the issue of accepting roads in subdivisions on several occasions and have yet to make a “ nal decision. At the June 21 commission meeting, the board decided to leave the policy as is, but to discuss their options in further detail at a workshop. Currently, all developers are required to warranty all paved roads in subdivisions for two years after that subdivision is approved. When the warranty expires, the Road and Bridge Department examines the roads for approval. Any deficiencies found must be corrected in order to be accepted for county maintenance. The developer or homeowners association can then petition the county to accept maintenance of the roads. The commission previously wanted to modify the land development code to require subdivisions to have a 90-percent buildout before a road could be accepted by the county. This was because the commission didnt want to have to pay for damage done to the road by construction. The commission then held a public hearing to adopt that modi“ cation, but instead decided to have a workshop. At the workshop, the commission decided not to modify the code. However, the commission decided there was still an issue and wanted to see alternatives on subdivision road acceptance. County Attorney Heather Encinosa presented four alternatives to the commission. They were to require a buildout threshold or other criteria, not accept any new subdivision roads for maintenance, institute an MSBU for the area that would cover all maintenance on the accepted roads or leave it as is. Commissioner Lynn Artz liked the MSBU idea and made a motion to adopt that alternative, but did not receive a second. Commissioner Jerry Moore wanted it to stay the same. Commissioner Mike Stewart said the commission had to do something. Where were hurting the most is in the roads department,Ž Stewart said. This is eating us alive.Ž Commissioner Randy Merritt said he didnt feel it was fair to apply any changes to those subdivisions that had already been plated and built to county standards. Artz said if the county accepts a subdivision that isnt built out, they are responsible for any damages. When those pot holes emerge, we dont have any money to go “ x them,Ž Artz said. Stewart said he would like to see the commission not accept any new subdivisions, but leave those already plated alone. Moore suggested having a workshop with county staff and builders in the county to try and “ gure out a solution for new subdivisions. For the ones already built, Moore said those developers built under the agreement that the roads would be accepted. They bring money to the county, whether you like it or not,Ž Moore said. We dont want to just throw a roadblock in front of them.Ž Director of Public Works, Cleve Fleming, said he wasnt sure what was the best way to go, but did say a paved road was better than a dirt road. Youre better off today with a paved road, than you ever will be with a dirt road,Ž Fleming said. He added that there is so much more cost associated with dirt roads and with paved roads, repairs are usually minor in comparison. Most of the commission agreed to do nothing for subdivisions already plated. Brock then made a motion to have a workshop to do something for new subdivisions, which was approved. Next on the agenda was the approval of “ nal ownership and acceptance of roads within the Flowers subdivision, Phase 1, as well as the Hammocks subdivision, Phase 1. The board voted four to one, with Artz opposing, to accept those roads. You guys are spending money, you just arent calling it that,Ž Artz told the other commissioners. Merritt countered with, Were doing the right thing.Ž In another matter, the commission agreed to schedule a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance regulating the use of simulated gambling devices and facilities. In the proposed ordinance, there is an annual fee for internet cafesŽ that range from $2,500-12,500. There would also be $50 inspection fee for each device. By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netCounty Commissioner Alan Brock visited the nations capital last month and met several advisors of President Barack Obama and attended a reception at the White House as a guest of the president. Brock, along with 150 other members of the Young Elected Officials Network, traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss important issues in their communities and states and learn about programs at the national level. The chance to share new ideas, challenges and triumphs with other young elected of“ cials enables me to better serve the people of Wakulla County,Ž Brock said. The group discussed items ranging from offshore drilling to making information more open and attainable to the community, he said. On Friday, June 17, the group met at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and heard presentations from several senior advisors to the president, who discussed technology, housing and urban development, the economy and energy alternatives, he said. Hearing from high level advisors and cabinet members is a rare opportunity,Ž Brock said. Each advisor told the group about their initiatives and innovative ideas, which hopefully can be brought back to the community each official represents. The group also brainstormed ideas on how to stimulate the economy, Brock said. After four hours of presentations, Brock and his fellow young elected of“ cials attended a reception at the White House in their honor with Obama in attendance. At the reception, Brock said he was able to mingle with members of the group, as well as other people of the Obama administration. The honor of having the President of the United States host a reception for us in the White House, acknowledge our efforts helping our communities and to give us advice was once in a lifetime,Ž Brock said. He reminded us to do something, not be someone,Ž Brock said. Following his speech, Obama posed for pictures and shook hands with those in attendance. Brock said he didnt manage to make it over to see the president. Brock said it was a positive experience and there are some ideas he hopes to initiate in Wakulla County. One idea involves innovative ideas with the school board and for the commission. He would not get into the details, saying he wanted to discuss it with the school board “ rst.COUNTY COMMISSIONCounty subdivision road policy wont change, for nowMr. Brock goes to Washington SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCounty Commissioner Alan Brock recently traveled to Washington for a reception with President Barack Obama. Brock met Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.Commissioner Alan Brock was one of 150 Young Elected O cials who made the trip to meet with President Obama

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Page 6A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com Crawfordville Area Wakulla Worship Centers Sopchoppy Area Medart Area religious views and eventsChurchObituaries Church briefsSopchoppy United Methodist Church invites all Wakulla residents to a wonderful ministry concert and teaching to be held Saturday, July 9. The Ernie Garcia Band, with special guest Dustin Allen, will be ministering through music beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and you are encouraged to arrive early for the best seating. This is a free indoor ministry concert. Brother Ernie Garcia will bring forth a powerful Word from God. The church is located at 10 Faith Ave. in Sopchoppy. A love offering will be taken for the EGB Ministry Group. Contact Pastor Kevin Hall at 962-2511 or 509-0081 for additional information. Wakulla United Methodist Church is planning to hold a couple of ice cream socials. One is planned for July 31 at 6 p.m. Another will follow in August on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. Wakulla United Methodist Church, is located at 1584 Old Woodville Road in Wakulla Station. The phone number is (850) 521-5741.Other Areas Grief RECOVERY GROUP for parents who have lost a childFor more information call Gigi Cavallaro at 850-962-6117 or Melanie Lachman 850-878-5310 or 926-9308 For more information Sunday School........................10 a.m. Sunday Worship......................11 a.m. Evening Worship.......................6 p.m. Wednesday Service..................7 p.m. & Youth Service........................7 p.m. Royal Rangers...........................7 p.m. Missionettes..............................7 p.m. Ivan Assembly of God202 Ivan Church Road Crawfordville Pastor, Daniel Cooksey“Come & Worship With Us”926-IVAN(4826) Wakulla United Methodist ChurchSunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m.1584 Old Woodville Rd. Wakulla Station 421-5741 Pastor Janice Henry Rinehart 8:30am Service9:30am Adult Bible Class 10:30am Childrens Class10:30am Service Nursery available850-745-8412 3383 Coastal HighwayChrist Church AnglicanThursday 10:30 am Adult Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 pm Supper and Children, Youth and Adult Bible ClassesThe Rev. John Spicer, RectorSunday Pastor Vicar Bert MatlockChurch 926-7808 • Pre-School 926-5557Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Worship10:00 a.m. Pre-School M-F(3-5 Years)Trinity Lutheran Church of Wakulla County Hwy. 98, Across from WHS Web site: Lutheransonline.com/trinityofwakulla Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchSpirit Filled NEW LOCATION! 131 Rose Street € Sopchoppy, FL 962-9000 Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Schedule of Services Sunday School Refreshments Worship Prayer Wednesday Supper Wed. Pioneer Club Wed. Adult Group Studies 9:45am 10:30am 11:00am 5:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm Sopchoppy Church Of ChristCorner of Winthrop & Byrd St.Sunday: Bible Study...9:30 a.m. Worship...................10:30 a.m. Evening Worship.............5 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study...7 p.m. Visitors are welcome! Home Bible Courses availableƒ please call for details, 962…2213 Sopchoppy United Methodist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall850-962-2511 Funeral Home, Inc.551 West Carolina St. Tallahassee, FL 32301Gracious, Digni“ed Service224-2139Day or Night Pre-Arrangements Silver Shield Notary DARRELL L. LAWRENCE LINN ANN GRIFFIN J. GRIFFIN Licensed Funeral Directors STRONG & JONES Ochlockonee BayUnited Methodist ChurchSunday Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall(850) 984-0127 1s t Let the Bible Speakwww.OysterBayChurchofChrist.orgFind the Peace and Hope and Answers in these Troubling Times.1044 Shadeville Road • Crawfordville, Florida 32327 "the churches of Christ salute you" — Romans 16:16You’ve Got Bible Questions? We’ve Got Bible Answers Whiddon Lake Primitive Baptist ChurchPastor Elder Bruce Taylor and Associate Pastor Elder Joseph Eckerleour regular services areSunday School10:00 a.m. Church Service11:00 a.m.367 WHIDDON LAKE ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLfor more information call 926-7984Whiddon Lake Primitive Baptist Church studies from the King James version. Crawfordville United Methodist Church Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209Ochlockonee & Arran Road “Come Grow With Us” www.crawfordville-umc.orgSunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. The St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church is extending an invitation to our 31st Church Anniversary on Sunday, July 10. Minister Casey Clary will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service and the Elder Sam Hayes and Mount Olive P.B. Church of Crawfordville will be in charge of the 3 p.m. service. St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church is located at 2611 Oak Ridge Road in Woodville. We would like for you to come out and share this occasion with us. If you cant be there is person we are asking for your prayers. If you have any questions please contact Sister Jeanette Austin at 421-5018.Patsy L. ByrdPatsy Lee Byrd, 70, of Panacea, passed away Thursday, June 30, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Bentonville, Ark., and lived in Springdale, Ark., before moving to Panacea 30 years ago. She was of the Baptist faith. She started the kids “ shing tournament and was involved in the Optimist Club, Keep Wakulla Beautiful, Relay for Life and volunteered with many other organizations. A memorial service was held Sunday, July 3, at the First Baptist Church of Panacea with the Rev. David Carraway of“ ciating. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Byrd; two sons, James and Jeffery Byrd; a daughter, Tammy Shelton; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Online memorial guest book can be signed at www.forbesfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny, (904) 259-4600.Ernest H. QuinceErnest H. ErnieŽ Quince, 92, of Ochlockonee Bay, passed away on June 21 in Medart. He moved to this area in 2009 to be close to his family. He retired from Sea World of Orlando after 25 years service. He also worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Paci“ c in World War II. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Medart, on Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. Survivors include his wife, Doris; stepson, Bert (Ingrid) Matlock; and two grandchildren, Erik and Annika Matlock, all of Ochlockonee Bay.James A. RevellJames Anthony Revell, 26, of Tallahassee, died Wednesday, June 29, in Tallahassee, as a result of injuries received in an accident while riding his motorcycle. A native of Tallahassee, he was a lifelong resident of the Tallahassee and Wakulla County area. He was a graduate of Wakulla High School and the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, and was serving as a corrections of“ cer with the Leon County Sheriffs Of“ ce. He loved and enjoyed racing motorcycles and dirt bikes. As a young man in Wakulla County he attended Sopchoppy United Methodist Church, as well as Crawfordville United Methodist Church. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 5, at Crawfordville United Methodist Church. Gifts in memory may be made to the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee FL 32310. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Pam and Terry Hodges of Crawfordville; his father and stepmother, Carlie and Jennifer Revell of Sopchoppy; his brother, Leath Revell of Tallahassee; a stepbrother, Kraig Goodman of Crawfordville; and two stepsisters, Angel Smith of Oyster Bay and Angel Perez of Crawfordville. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Sarah Jinkerson of Tallahassee.Mary R. SpinelliMary Roddenberry Spinelli died Tuesday, June 21, in Greenville, S.C., after a long illness. Survivors inlcude her sister, Eloise Laws; her children, Duke Spinelli and Gary Spinelli; her stepchildren, B.J. Boyarsky and Bill Spinelli; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Cora Roddenberry, and husband, Edward Spinelli.Carlton D. Stockwell Jr.Carlton Daniel Stockwell Jr., 61, of Crawfordville, passed away Friday, July 1. He was a commercial sales manager for Auto Zone. He served in the U.S. Army. Services will be held in Las Vegas, Nev. In lieu of ” owers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2851 Remington Green, Suite C, Tallahassee FL 32308 (850-878-3885). Survivors include his wife, Roxana Dressel; four daughters, Stephanie Alden (Matt), Pamela Baca (Aaron), Kateria Silveira (Josh) and Rhiannon Dressel; grandchildren, Christian, Damian, Sydney, Gavin, Shyanne, Ciera and Dakota; and eight brothers and “ ve sisters.Patsy L. Byrd Ernest H. Quince James A. Revell Mary R. Spinelli Carlton D. Stockwell Jr.The family of Pastor Ethel M. Skipper had a birthday celebration for her on her birthday on June 23. It was a happy occasion, she was thankful for her long life, and how the Lord has blessed her to do so many good things for him, and her family, and other people too. She enjoyed having her daughters, Chinesta, Glenda, Charlene, and Colleen, and their families, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, her sisters, and brother, and their family. And all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everyone is so special. Thank you for a wonderful evening. Our prayers go out to all the sick, shut in, the homeless, and those in the hospital, nursing home and all in need everywhere. Destiny Church of Christ. Dr. Elmira Pollock Davis. One of our pastors had the funeral of her mother on Saturday in Tallahassee. Mother Laura Lea Garrett Pollock was born on June 16, 1911. She passed away at the home of her daughter on June 12, just a few days before her 100th birthday. Mother Pollock left a legacy of love, two sons and four daughters, 27 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 64 great-great grand-children and 10 great-great-great grandchildren … as well as her step-children. The mighty woman of God loved her family, she will be missed but her legacy will live on forever in our hearts.Concert to be held at Sopchoppy UMC St. Peter P.B. to celebrate church anniversaryBuckhorn NewsWakulla UMC to hold ice cream socials

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On May 1, Tyler Rice and David Reich from Sopchoppy graduated from the University of Floridas School of Engineering. Rice graduated with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and Reich graduated with a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering. Rice and Reich began their education at the Old Sopchoppy School and graduated from Wakulla High School. Rice has taken a job with Schulmberger International, the leading oil “ eld services provider, as a “ eld engineer in Qatar. He will be leaving the end of June for a sixweek training in AbuDhabi and then on to Qatar. Reich will be employed at The NASA John Glen Research Center in Cleveland this summer and then will go on to Pennsylvania State University for graduate school. He has been awarded a graduate research assistantship in aerospace engineering. Rice is the son of Randy and Winky Rice of Sopchoppy. Reich is the son of Debbie Reich of Tallahassee and Andy Reich of Sopchoppy. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 – Page 7ASpecial to The News Live country music played on Friday, June 10, by the Wakulla County Senior Centers Pickin n Grinnin Band. They kept the crowd of more than 80 people on the dance ” oor all night long. Music from the 50s, through the 80s, with some rock and roll tossed in, filled the air throughout the night. People who had never visited the center before were very impressed and had a fantastic time. Free light snacks and drinks were available and a raf” e was held for some great prizes. The Pickin n Grinnin Band is planning to continue these free community dances on the second Friday of every month with the next dance scheduled for Friday, July 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. These dances are for everyone in the community, not just seniors, so if you are looking for a great place to go dancing with live country music in a smoke free atmosphere, this is the place to be. Come on over on Friday, July 8 to see for yourself. The Wakulla County Senior Center is very involved in community activities with bingo, arts and crafts, line dancing, music, health related activities, such as blood pressure screening, and diabetes testing, just to name a few. For information on services please call 926-7145. The Center is located on 33 Michael Drive in Crawfordville. Senior center dance a successhappeningsCommunity Those in attendance at the “ rst free community dance at the senior center. Both young and old dance to tunes from the 1950s to the 80s at the dance. 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Only local traf“ c will be allowed to access Cajer Posey Road for access to Holiday Drive and no large trucks will be allowed to utilize Holiday Drive. Rethink summer from sun safety perspectiveSchools out, suns out and summers here and parents face the challenge of keeping children engaged while protecting them from the sun during its peak hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida offers these suggestions: Visit the shadiest park in town. Focus on indoor exhibits at zoos and aquariums between peak hours and outdoor exhibits earlier or later. Mid-Day Matinee. Movie theaters are a shady break. Bowling. Museum and library kids activities. Visit www.floridablue. com for more details. Ad deadline: Friday, July 15Place Your Thank YouŽ to the Readers who chose your business as their Readers Choice in the special section!Call Lynda or Denise 926-7102The Votes are in!Winners are Being Notified! 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Page 8A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com education newsSchoolWakulla teachers spend time at magnetic “ eld labBy KATHLEEN LAUFENBERGNational High Magnetic Field LaboratoryThree Wakulla County teachers are spending the summer delving into cuttingedge science at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee. They are Kerry Adams, a “ fth grade teacher at Shadeville Elementary School, Logan Crouch, a sixth grade science teacher at Wakulla Middle School and Robert Wallace, a Wakulla High School science teacher. Both Adams and Crouch are working with scientist Yan Xin, an associate scholar in the labs Magnet Science and Technology department. Xin is an expert in the use of many of the labs microscopes, including its latest $3.2 million atomic-resolution microscope, which allows users to see a materials atomic structure. Weve been examining copper-silver composites under the optical and scanning electron microscopes, collecting information on hardness and strength and conductivity,Ž Adams said. Wallace is working with scientist Anant Paravastu in the in the labs nuclear magnetic resonance department. NMR imaging is similar to MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technique used by doctors and hospitals. NMR creates an image of a molecular structure; the molecules could be from a biological system (such as a virus) or a sample of material (such as metal). Once a week, all of the 15 teachers spending their summers at the lab do a lab crawl.Ž They visit each others work areas, and each teacher does a quick show and tell, explaining what she or he has been working with and learning about. The Mag Lab, one of only nine such labs in the world, offers a wide range of research experiences in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, geochemistry, materials science, magnet science and engineering. Teachers work closely with their mentors and are thoroughly integrated into research activities. This year, 61 teachers from around the nation applied for the prestigious, six-week program, Research Experiences for Teachers. Each teacher accepted receives a $3,600 stipend and up to $500 in traveling expenses. Those who are not local also receive housing, often in a dorm on the Florida State University campus. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory develops and operates state-ofthe-art, high-magnetic-“ eld facilities. The laboratory is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the state of Florida. Teachers Logan Crouch and Kerry Adams work in the Magnetic Science and Technology Department, above, and WHS teachers Robert Wallace spends his time in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Department at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee.Wakulla Educational Center is a project learning tree school Special to The News As a testament to its commitment to environmental education, Wakulla Educational Center (pre-k) has been recognized as a Project Learning Tree (PLT) designated school. PLT is a versatile, interdisciplinary, environmental education program whose curriculum engages students in both indoor and outdoor activities. Through PLT lesson plans and projects, students develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues and learn how and why to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. Wakulla Educational Center becomes the “ rst pre-kindergarten institution in the state of Florida to achieve the PLT designation. Wakulla Educational Centers designation as a PLT school demonstrates its commitment to teaching students lessons on topics ranging from forests, wildlife and water, to community planning, waste management and energy. To become a Project Learning Tree school, at least 50 percent of Wakulla Educational Centers teachers were trained at a PLT educator workshop. To maintain its designation, Wakulla Educational Center can choose to either hold an annual PLT Week,Ž when the school celebrates the environment, or have its PLT trained teachers use at least “ ve PLT activities in their lessons throughout the year. In addition, the school designates a PLT coordinator to correspond with PLTs Florida head of“ ce in Gainesville. Project Learning Tree is a program of the American Forest Foundation, a nonpro“ t organization whose mission is to ensure the sustainability of Americas family forests for present and future generations. PLT uses forests as a window to the world and provides pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educators with environmental education curriculum resources that can be integrated into lesson plans for all subject areas. Developed in 1976, PLTs 50-state network includes more than 500,000 trained educators using PLT materials that cover the built and natural environment. The program in Florida is located within the University of Floridas School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC). Florida Project Learning Tree is committed to promoting PLT programs and initiatives throughout the state. To “ nd out more about Florida Project Learning Tree and its af“ liation with the national Project Learning Tree program, as well as its relationship with the University of Floridas SFRC visit www.sfrc.u” .edu/plt. The following schools have requested newspapers for their classrooms and are in need of sponsors. This one time cost covers an entire school year. Crawfordville Elementary..........36 classrooms/newspapers.........$576/yr Medart Elementary...................33 classrooms/newspapers.........$528/yr Riversink Elementary................20 classrooms/newspapers.........$320/yr Shadeville Elementary..............40 classrooms/newspapers.........$640/yr C.O.A.S.T. Charter School........10 classrooms/newspapers.........$160/yr Sopchoppy Education Center........................20newspapers..........$320/yr Attention Teachers … if you are a teacher in a Wakulla County school that is not currently listed and would like The Wakulla News delivered to your classroom, please contact us today!Just $16 puts a newspaper in a classroom every week for an entire school year. To sponsor or partially sponsor a classroom in a Wakulla County school, call Tammie Bar“eld or Sherry Balchuck at (850) 926-7102, or mail your contribution to The Wakulla News Newspaper in Education Program, P. O. Box 307, Crawfordville, Florida 32326. ! 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 – Page 9Asports news and team viewsSportsSpecial to The NewsJuly is National Recreation and Park Month and the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Florida Park Service invites visitors to explore Floridas 160 state parks this month. Along with a proclamation by Gov. Rick Scott, DEP will celebrate with free dayuse entry into all state parks on Sunday, July 17. DEP and the Florida Park Service are always looking for ways to provide fun, safe, family-friendly and economically-accessible opportunities for Floridians and visitors,Ž said DEP Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. Recreation and Parks Month is a great time to get out and explore new adventures in Floridas great state parks!Ž Continuing the theme of Family. Friends. Fun. Floridas 160 state parks will host events throughout the state for individuals and families of all ages and interests. Visit www.” oridastateparks.org/ thingstodo/events.cfm for a complete listing of state park events. Endless opportunities await residents and visitors to head outdoors and experience Floridas resources from paddling beautiful Florida rivers and cooling off in some of the states 70 degree springs to reading under the shade of an ancient tree and touring preserved homes of generations gone by. Kicking off during National Recreation and Parks Month, the Outdoor Challenge for kids is a great way to get kids outside and involve the entire family. Print the checklist of outdoor activities and the entry form. Visit a Florida state park with a book and a camera. Read a book and complete “ ve or more of the more than 20 activities on the checklist. Remember to take lots of photos and send them in to earn a free one day park pass to return for more fun. The Outdoor Challenge runs through the end of September and details are available at: www.” oridastateparks.org/thingstodo/outdoorchallenge/. 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Free entry to state parks on July 17By ALAN ROSS David Ragan “ nally experienced the thrill of taking the checkered ” ag, claiming his “ rst-ever Sprint Cup victory Saturday night in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the site of Ragans biggest career disappointment just “ ve months ago. The night was marked by exceptional driving until the closing three laps, when suddenly all went haywire, with three huge wrecks decimating the “ eld and forcing not one but two green-white-checkered endings. Rookie Trevor Bayne, who shocked NASCARs world last February when he won the Daytona 500 in just his second Cup start, started second behind polesitter Mark Martin. From the get-go, cars began pairing off in the inimitable two-car tango that has become the de rigueur method of draft racing at restrictor-plate tracks. Leader swaps occurred all night. So much so that when Jamie McMurray, pushed by Juan Pablo Montoya, crossed the line “ rst on Lap 113, it established a new Daytona track record for leader changes … 25 … with still 47 laps to go! The race enjoyed a 104lap stretch, from Lap 53 to Lap 157, of green-” ag racing in the 160-lap event„a superb feat by the field considering the uncertainties inherent in two-car drafting. But with three laps to go, entering Turn 3, 14 cars paired in seven tandems occupied track space all within 25 yards of each other. It seemed only a matter of time before chaos reigned. Then, in the next breath, Kasey Kahne, who had been a front-runner with Red Bull Racing tandem teammate Brian Vickers much of the evening, got shoved up the track into Jeff Gordon, spinning Gordon out. What would have been infernal chaos was spared when Gordon made an incredible save, the rest of field somehow managing to avoid contact with the No. 24 car. During this, the races fourth caution, the crowd sat back down to await a “ nish that theyd seen the past four races at Daytona: yet another green-whitecheckered ending. But they needed two tries. The Ryan Newman-Denny Hamlin duo led the restart, but the “ eld couldnt make it to the white ” ag before Mark Martin, trying to hook up with Joey Logano as a partner, ignited a massive crash involving 11 cars. Following that mayhem, now on the fourth lap of overtime, Ragan was scored as the race leader. It mustve been dj vu all over again for No. 6 car. Here he was in exactly the same spot hed been in back on Feb. 21„leading the field on the restart of a greenwhite-checkers finish for the greatest prize in stock car racing. But unlike that 500 “ nish, when he was black” agged for changing lanes too quickly on the restart, Ragans Coke 400 chapter had a happier ending. With the help of Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth, Ragan chased his old demons, pulled out front, and jetted across the “ nish line, as two separate huge pileups engulfed most of the remaining “ eld behind the “ rst six “ nishers. Season-long leader Carl Edwards toppled from the points standings lead, yielding to Kevin Harvick. On Lap 23 Edwards spun out and hit the in“ eld barrier, which knocked him down to a 37th-place “ nish. BIG DAY FOR A BACKMARKER: Most of us are used to seeing Joe Nemechek head to the garage somewhere after the fourth lap or so of most any race, NASCARs proverbial startand-park expert. But Nemechek showed a rarely seen competitive side Saturday night at Daytona. Starting in his typical 43rd spot on the grid, Nemechek did not park. Instead the No. 87 car ran strong enough to be running 22nd before getting caught up in the big wreck that stalled the “ rst greenwhite-checkers attempt on Lap 163. He “ nished 30th.Alan Ross is the author of 32 books and a contributing editor at American Pro“ le. E-mail: alanross_sports@ yahoo.com. Sportland 2011COOL DOWN LAPRagan cops “ rst Sprint Cup win in wild Daytona race The car wash is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at Ameris Bank in Crawfordville. It is to bene“ t the WHS Girls Soccer Team (Lady War Eagles). The cost is $5 per vehicle. There are advance tickets available for purchase (see a WHS girls soccer player), or you can pay at the car wash. We will also have baked goods and drinks for purchase. The girls are trying to earn money to purchase new uniforms and equipment for the varsity and junior varsity squads. Contact Chasity Vaughan, president of the WHS Girls Soccer Booster Club, at (850) 590-8029 or Mollie Walker, vice-president, at (850) 363-1232. GIRLS SOCCERCar wash fundraiser is setRECREATIONBlame it on vacation season. Blame it on the war, but one stop at the pumps and youre instantly reminded that were paying through the nose for this stuff called gasoline. Alternative fuel discussions aside, the secondary question (right after, Whens this going to stop?Ž) is: Since when did anyone pay through the nose, and just whats the scoop behind this expression?Ž Turns out, we can thank the Swedes for this one. No one there literally paid through the nose, though sources tell us there once was a time when the Swedish government charged its citizens by the nose (which is another term for a head tax). For the record, paying through the nose, is used in two contexts: 1) It means you paid too much (as if to say, you were overcharged); and 2) it is also used in reference to installment payment methods. Think rent-to-own, and other such extended payment plans that mean youre paying too much. Story has it that many moons ago, the Swedish government came up with the brilliant idea of a nose tax of one penny per person. From this, paying through the nose became synonymous with illogical over payment, which today we cite more often in nongovernmental contexts. Some will tell you the Danes used to split the noses of those who didnt pay their poll taxes. Others trace it to the Greek word rhinos, their slang for money, but our basis in medical terminology, for noses and nose jobs. I tend to go with the Swedes on this one, as paying through the nose sounds better when its coming from pretty people.Karlen Evins is the author of I Didnt Know ThatŽ series of books and columns. For more info, please visit www.karlenevins.com. When youre Paying through the nose

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Page 10A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsI dont think we could have asked for any better weather for the Fourth of July. Light winds and blue skies. Not too hot until Monday and then it was a scorcher. We had friends and family down and “ shed early in the morning and caught some trout but not too awful many. There are plenty of lady“ sh out there to keep your string stretched and one of my neighbors was saying they got into them on Saturday and were catching them on a bare jig head with no grub. Capt. David Fife fishing out of Spring Creek took some folks “ shing on Friday and he said they caught about 10 trout, a Spanish and several reds. He “ shed the ” ats and caught a few trout on grubs but caught the majority of the “ sh around the oyster bars using live minnows. Trout are still being caught in the bay behind St. George using the Gulp under a Cajun Thunder and Dog Island Reef is producing trout, Spanish, blues and lots of lady“ sh. On Wednesday before the fourth I went out in front of Live Oak Island and caught a limit of trout using a white gulp on the bottom. I also caught the “ rst pompano I have caught this year. Most of the Fourth of July weekend was spent scalloping. We found about “ ve gallons each day, which was all we wanted to clean and that took about two hours. That was all it took to wear most of the folks out. I dont know how many boats were out there but I think we counted about 200 around Black Rock and there were others everywhere else you looked. I talked to folks who said they found most of their scallops in four feet of water or less and then others said they found them in seven feet. All I know is there are plenty over there and there are gonna be some sunburned folks going back to work on Tuesday. When we went on Saturday we went on the last of the incoming tide and there were jelly“ sh everywhere. Several of our folks got stung. Its nothing like the man-of…war but they still sting. The best time to go is on the last of the outgoing tide because the jellyfish come in with the tides and go out with the tides. Jeff May was down from Carrollton and on Friday took a bunch from Georgia out. They went seven miles past V Tower and said they couldnt “ nd a red snapper. Dr. Greg Anderson from Tifton went out past K Tower and they came back with a bunch of black snapper, hog snapper and red grouper. They couldnt get anything to bite so over the side they went and speared everything. He said there were black grouper everywhere. If youre gonna go “ shing take your snorkel gear. Fish early and then hit the water for scallops. Take plenty of water and you might want to take some vinegar just in case you encounter a jelly“ sh. Good luck and good scalloping! From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Scallops, scallops and more scallops!From FWC NewsFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook. The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos. The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek. FWC Investigator James Smith interviewed Edwards, who stated that on June 10, he and a friend went to the property in Otter Creek to camp and shoot a new AK-47 he had recently purchased at a Tampa gun show. The two men saw an alligator on the dirt road leading to the camp, and Edwards shot and killed it. He explained they cleaned it, ate some of the meat and later gave the rest of the alligator meat to friends. The carcass was disposed of on a dump pile near the camp. The next day, Edwards said, he shot and killed the deer. After taking a photograph of the animal, they repeated the process by cleaning the deer, eating some of the meat and giving the rest to friends. That carcass also ended up in the dump pile. Edwards admitted to posting the photographs on his Facebook page and later removing the photos. He gave Smith a written statement about the incidents. FWC investigators were able to locate and document the two animal carcasses as evidence in the case. Edwards was issued a citation for taking deer during the closed season, a “ rst-degree misdemeanor, and for the illegal taking of an American alligator, a second-degree misdemeanor.Facebook photos lead to arrest of Tampa manSpecial to The NewsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct regional workshops to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises. The goal of these workshops is to identify ways local governments can participate in protecting one of Floridas threatened species. In addition, presenters will introduce other FWC programs of interest to local governments. Wakulla County is the location for the “ rst in a series of regional workshops that begin July 8. Representatives from neighboring counties are encouraged to attend. The workshops are free, but registration is required, as space is limited. To register, please send your name to Alexandra.Perryman@MyFWC.com. Wakulla County Friday, July 8 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. IFAS Extension Of“ ce 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville, FL 32327 Workshops will be held in Marion, Osceola, Palm Beach, Lee, Sarasota, Escambia and Suwannee counties in the coming weeks. For more information visit MyFWC. com/GopherTortoise.Local workshop set on gopher tortoisesSpecial to The NewsLast year, 79 people died in boating accidents in Florida, and 49 of them drowned. If people would simply wear life jackets, many lives would be saved each year,Ž said Maj. Paul Ouellette, regional commander for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Northeast Region. The law states that there must be one properly “ tted, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board the vessel, and that children under the age of 6 must be wearing theirs. Simply having life jackets on board is not enough. FWC of“ cers who perform safety checks on vessels often “ nd them in compliance in the strict sense of the word, but many times the life jackets are not easily accessible. Instead, they are stowed in a compartment and require several steps to retrieve. In fact, sometimes they are still neatly wrapped in the original plastic wrap from the manufacturer. In an emergency, there is usually no time to go digging around for a life jacket, let alone unwrapping it and then trying to adjust it so it doesnt fall off in the water,Ž said Joy Hill, public information coordinator for the FWCs Northeast Region. Sinking boats usually go down fast, and people who have been ejected often end up unconscious, so its extremely important that people wear the life jacket or, at the very least, have it readily accessible.Ž Many people complain that wearing a life jacket is hot and cumbersome, but with the U.S. Coast Guard-approved in” atable life jackets, that argument is no longer valid. Some of the life jackets in the past were bulky and uncomfortable, but with the in” atable life jackets available today, thats not the situation,Ž said Ouellette. The lightweight harness “ ts around your neck and upper body, and you dont even know its there. Some newly approved life jackets are in the form of a belt pack, and both types are available in manual and automatic-inflatable models.Ž If a person goes overboard, the automatic-in” atable types in” ate instantly without the wearer having to do anything. The manual-in” ate types have an easy access cord that the wearer must pull for it to in” ate. Prices for the new generation in” atable life jackets begin around $69, which is a bit more costly than the older, collar styles, but a small price to pay to save a life.Life jackets: ey only work if you wear them IF WE DON’T HAVE IT… WE CAN GET IT! ALL YOUR MARINE SUPPLIES FOR 26 YEARS OPEN Main Store: Mon. Sat. 8-6 Bait Shop: Mon. Sat. 6-6 • Sun. 6-12 WE CARRY ALL YOUR NECESSARY BOATING SAFETYEQUIPMENT 3026 Coastal Highway, Medart (850) 926-3114 (800) 726-3104 Bait Shop (850) 926-1162 SCALLOPS ARE IN T~n~T Hide-a-way, Inc.Invites you to ourFREE DEMO DAYTHE NEWEST TREND IN PADDLING!! STAND UP PADDLEBOARDSNow available in our rental ”eet!! 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 – Page 11Aa peek into life on and under the water W a t e r W a y s Water Ways Water Ways UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg StantonI sincerely hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday and was able to spend time with family and friends. We did, and we have a great venue to see the “ reworks from our driveway, so we avoid the crowds and having to drive. It is this time of year that many of us re” ect upon what it means to be an American and live in our country. For the Auxiliary, it is also time to remember how we came into service for our country. The website for the National Auxiliary has a great in-depth history, but I will only give you the highlights from their story. In the 1930s, the federal government began to construct large dams, reservoirs and lake systems during the Depression, adding to waterways. This created an in” ux of boaters. The existing Coast Guard was being taxed as a system. In 1939, the Coast Guard reported that there were more than 300,000 boats operating in federal waters. In the previous year it had received 14,000 calls for assistance and had responded to 8,600 in perilŽ cases … a record number. As a result of these demands, on June 23, 1939, Congress passed legislation that established the Coast Guard Reserve, its volunteer civilian component, to promote boating safety and to facilitate the operations of the Coast Guard. Groups of boat owners were organized into flotillas and these into divisions within Coast Guard Districts around the country. Members initially conducted safety and security patrols and helped enforce the provisions of the 1940 Federal Boating and Espionage Acts. In February 1941 a military reserve was created and the volunteer reserve was renamed the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. While many of the active duty Coast Guard were engaged in World War II, the Auxiliary remained a force stateside. Following the war, by 1950 the four traditional Auxiliary cornerstone missions of public education, operations, vessel examination, and fellowship had been established. The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the largest volunteer marine safety organization in the world and has fostered similar ones in foreign countries. During its 60 years, it has lived up to its motto of A Proud Tradition, A Worthy Mission.Ž In a given year, the Auxiliary is a force multiplier, providing services that allow the active duty to do more with their limited resources. It was once said that Auxiliary members volunteer approximately two million hours annually to bene“ t other boaters and their families. Two members who were very proud to be a part of the Auxiliary and Flotilla 12 were Bob and Janice Ross. In 2009, Bob and Janice were killed in a car accident while serving as missionaries of Friends Across The Water. This past week, David Guttman received a call from the Rosses daughter Mary who was bringing her son and daughter to St. Marks to see what their grandparents were involved in. Luckily, we had a patrol scheduled for Saturday so the family met our crew down at Shell Island Fish Camp and got to see the boat and hear all about the Auxiliary. The patrol consisted of Coxswain Mark Rosen, the facility owner, Steve Hults, with John Denmark, Raye Crews and Rick Yood “ lling out the crew. After meeting with the family, the mission was to obtain water samples from designated locations off St. Marks and forward them to a laboratory for analysis to monitor red tide symptoms. The second mission was to assist boaters in distress. The water sampling went off smoothly and fortunately, even though there were several hundred boats on the water, including those on the scallop grounds, no distress calls were heard. As Sherrie reminds us, Safe Boating is No Accident. Robert Ross Janice RossImagine collecting sediment samples underwater in a tropical jungle on the other side of the world. Around here the 100-plus degree surface weather makes diving the cooler caves dif“ cult when we dress up for the cold water and faint from heat exhaustion before we get in! But when I was asked to work with FSU chemical oceanographers to dive the bottom of a series of toxic lakes in the Palau Islands, I jumped in. You may recall a National Geographic article on Jellyfish Lake, where the entire population of jelly“ sh migrates from one end of this enclosed island lake to the other every day. They follow the sun. But below this happy migration is a body of toxic hydrogen sul“ de water separating itself from above by a pycnocline or density layer holding colorful bacteria. What we sought was on the bottom, sediment that has the predecessor of phosphate. Palau is near the equator, so it is naturally hot above and below the water. And the hydrogen sul“ de is poisonous by penetrating the exposed skin of divers. Sounds like a job for a robot, but no such option existed back then, so divers were deployed. First we needed to build a portable raft capable of supporting an ample crew of divers in the middle of the lake. We asked engineering students at the Academic Diving Program to design a platform made of locally (in Palau) available materials that had to be assembled in the water as there are no beaches. A prototype was built, deployed and tested right here in Wakulla County in Cherokee Sink. Deploying divers in tropical waters dressed in gear to protect them from toxic hydrogen sul“ de was a different matter. We began with collaboration with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their chemical hazmat diving suit. NOAA trained us on this surface waterfed suit during our winter months since it required hot water. They reasoned that by pumping surface water into the suit, any toxic water at depth would be kept out, and being from the north, hot water also kept the diver warm. We proposed to pump cold water down in the tropics. But somehow, with shifts in NOAA staffing the project, by the time we set up on station, that little detail was changed to pumping 90 degree surface water down to the diver. This ” oor was no ordinary lake bottom. Imagine diving in a septic tank. The ” uid above the ” oor is clear but the visual bottom is not the solid ” oor you might expect. The diver riding the core collector down had to tell the surface crew to stop before penetrating this optical ” uid layer. Once through it, the density of the substrate increased slowly. He would then manually crank the core down until it would go no further. I was asked to serve as the standby diver in full hazmat suit with no cooling water in my suit on the scorching barge deck (under an awning) while a young NOAA diver was lowered down. Fortunately for us the diver was a biologist and keenly interested in the success of the project. Any exertion now meant overheating the diver. And I could hear this problem building in the divers voice over the intercom as he struggled with the slow core drivers crank. He “ nally reported to the anxious topside crew that he could go no further and was brought up. His umbilical became entangled in the core drivers cable resulting is a rush to pull everything up fast. With the open core spilling out just under the barge, they pulled the exhausted diver on deck and peeled him out of his suit. He was as red as a cooked lobster, exhausted, but smiling as he knew he made the difference. Quietly, in the confusion of the recovery, I slipped over the side and swam under the barge and capped off the core. A retired Marine participating on the project spent the rest of the day with this 4-inch core that was at least 10 feet long strapped to his back, climbing up cliffs to get the sample back to the lab on a different island. The sample collected became so valuable since we could only get one that all efforts went into the lab sampling the core. What we did “ nd was that at the lakes ” oor, the water temperature was cooler than the surface by as much as 20 degrees. Fascinating! Coast Guard Station Panama City ......................................................... (850) 234-4228 Coast Guard Station Yankeetown .......................................................... (352) 447-6900 Coast Guard Auxiliary St. Marks (Flotilla 12) .......................................... (850) 906-0540 or ..................................................................................... 893-5137 Shell Point (Flotilla 13) ........................................ 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Page 12A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comBy JIM SAUNDERS and LILLY ROCKWELLTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, July 1, … When Gov. Rick Scott signed off Friday on the SunRail commuter-rail system in Central Florida, he drew derision from some of his conservative supporters. But it was that kind of week for Scott, who sometimes seems like a magnet for criticism. Orlando-area business and political leaders have long pushed for SunRail, but Tea Party types … a large part of Scotts political base … see the project as a costly boondoggle. Scott also faced criticism this week on issues such as requiring government employees to contribute 3 percent of their paychecks to the state pension fund, reducing the number of weeks of unemployment benefits and deciding to suspend agency rule-making. But on the ” ip side, Scott has strong backing from business and conservative groups for requiring the pension contributions and scaling back unemployment bene“ ts. ON TRACK Scott created a huge amount of suspense about SunRail when he killed a Tampa-to-Orlando high speed rail project earlier this year. But when it came time to announce his decision Friday, the governor sent out Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad to con“ rm SunRail would go forward. Among the key factors for his decision: assurances from local of“ cials that the state would not have to pay more than it has already pledged for the project. There were no new facts, Prasad said. It was just the governors due diligence. Tea Partiers felt abandoned by the decision. But maybe nobody felt as lonely as Sen. Paula Dockery, an early Scott supporter who spent years trying to derail SunRail. In a statement, the Lakeland Republican described Scotts decision as betraying the trust of the conservative electorate who put him in of“ ce by moving forward with the least cost-ef“ cient commuter rail project in the nation. Scott set a July 1 deadline for the SunRail decision. But July 1 is a magical date in the Capitol for other reasons, as it marks the start of the “ scal year and is the effective date for many new laws. The governor signed his “ nal bill (SB 404) Tuesday, keeping on track a statewide boarding school for academically at-risk students. Lawmakers approved the school on the hectic last night of the legislative session. The school was criticized by one lawmaker who thought it had not been vetted and would cost the state too much money. But Scott sided with the boarding school supporters and signed the bill with some caveats. He said supporting the bill did not mean he would approve funding for it in the future. COURTING CONTROVERSY As the top lawyer for Scott, Charles Trippe may have to get used to the short walk from the Capitol to the white-domed Florida Supreme Court building. Trippe spent his Wednesday morning explaining to seven Supreme Court justices that Scott had not, in fact, exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order shortly after taking of“ ce to freeze all state agency rulemaking and to change a process for developing new rules. Though the issue involves wonky government policy, advocates for the disabled, elderly and the environment did their best to explain how Scotts order impacted real people. The case, Whiley v. Scott, involves a blind woman who was awaiting an agency rule change that would make it easier for her to apply for food stamps. By freezing rulemaking, her attorney argued, Scott had attempted a power grab that was illegal. The power to determine how agency rules are set belongs to the Legislature, said prominent Tallahassee attorney Sandy DAlemberte. But Trippe told the justices … in an argument very similar to one he made earlier in a lawsuit about high-speed rail -that the governors power and duty is provided directly by the constitution.Ž A few blocks away Thursday, a Leon County circuit judge started considering a constitutional challenge to another Scott-driven issue. The Florida Education Association and other labor groups are trying to block a new law that requires 3 percent pension contributions from hundreds of thousands of state and local workers. The state won an initial round when Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford refused to require the state to set aside the contributions in a separate account while the case winds its way through the courts. The FEA sought the requirement because of concerns about how the state could refund the contributions to workers if, ultimately, the law is found unconstitutional. But state attorneys said Florida would make workers whole, if necessary, and Fulford went along with that argument. JOBS AND THE JOBLESS Scotts pledges of job creation … his stated goal is 700,000 jobs in seven years … took a small hit this week with 1,600 government jobs lost as a result of state budget cuts. State workers had started receiving pink slips earlier in the month, with a deadline of July 1. Thats when the new, leaner state budget kicked in and eliminated about 4,000 positions from a year ago. To cope with the job losses, Tallahassee-area business and civic leaders said Tuesday they had established a web-based clearinghouse to help jobless government employees “ nd work and deal with the trauma of being laid off. BigBendWorks.com will assist both public and private sector job seekers by putting them in touch with potential employers, educators and support groups to help them deal with the many facets of being unemployed. We came together because we all realized the impending layoff in this community of thousands of employees is something we have never experienced as a community and we needed a unique and different response,Ž said Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College. Possibly adding to the anxiety of laid-off workers of all stripes, Scott this week signed HB 7005, which immediately scales back the duration of state unemployment bene“ ts from 26 weeks to 23 weeks. Also, the number of weeks of unemployment insurance would decline further as the unemployment rate goes down, bottoming out at 12 weeks if the rate hits 5 percent. The bill was a major priority of business groups, who feared a continuing increase in unemployment taxes. The states unemployment fund has already borrowed $2 billion from the federal government. We think its really a step in the right direction to make the system more sustainable long-term,Ž said Tammy Perdue, general counsel for Associated Industries of Florida. STORY OF THE WEEK: Scott approved moving forward with the 61-mile SunRail project, which eventually will stretch through the Orlando area, from Volusia to Osceola counties. The decision was a victory for many Central Florida business and political leaders but angered people who argue the project is a waste of money. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: This was a ghoulish attack on the victims of the recession to bene“ t the big guys at the top that caused it,Ž said AFL-CIO lobbyist Rich Templin, after Scott signed the bill scaling back unemployment-compensation bene“ ts.WEEKLY ROUNDUP … (Recap and analysis of the week in state government) Gov. Rick Scott climbs aboard SunrailDRUG DATABASE CLOSE TO GETTING STARTED After facing delays and controversy, Floridas prescription-drug database will start operating in September and October, according to the state Department of Health. Pharmacies and doctors who dispense controlled substances, such as OxyContin and Xanax, will start reporting information to the database Sept. 1, a department news release said. SMITH JOINS SOUTHERN STRATEGY GROUP Former Attorney General and Secretary of State Jim Smith is moving from one powerful lobbying firm to another. Smith, who last month left his partnership with Brian Ballard, has joined Southern Strategy Group. The “ rms website touts Smith, 71, as a Florida political veteran of unmatched governmental experience.Ž Other lobbyists in the “ rm include former Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Tom Arnold and former House Speaker and Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell. Also, the firm includes former Rep. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 – Page 13AreportsLaw Enforcement and CourtsOn June 26, investigators responded to the Crawfordville home of Robin Durbin Brumbley, 46, to investigate a shooting complaint. A ri” e fell to the ” oor and discharged, striking the victim in the arm. She was transported to a Tallahassee hospital and the shooting was ruled accidental. Wakulla EMS transported the victim to Tallahassee. Capt. Steve Ganey, Deputy Ian Dohme, Deputy Billy Metcalf, Capt. Randall Taylor and Detective Rob Giddens investigated. In other activity reported this week by the sheriffs of“ ce: € On June 23, Hal Council of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a Crawfordville rental unit. Interior doors and sheetrock were damaged. Damage was estimated at $350. A suspect has been identi“ ed. € On June 23, Roy Crum of the WCSO Park Maintenance Crew reported a criminal mischief to a beverage machine at Azalea Park. The machine was made inoperable and damage was estimated at $1,500. € On June 23, Jan Colvin of Crawfordville reported a grand theft at a rental unit. An air conditioning unit, washer and dryer were stolen. The property is valued at $1,200. A person of interest has been identi“ ed. € On June 23, Lisa Ray of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Glass from a door at her residence was broken. Damage was estimated at $250. € On June 23, Lydia Markley of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Four unauthorized charges were observed on her bank card. The transactions totaled $447. € On June 23, David McGuire of Crawfordville reported the theft of a license plate. The victims boat trailer tag was stolen while at the St. Marks boat ramp. It is valued at $40 and was entered in the NCIC/FCIC computer. € On June 23, Pat Rawlins of Sopchoppy reported a commercial burglary at North Florida Reforestation. Copper was stolen from a welder. The metal was valued at $200. € On June 27, Anthony Glenn Campbell of Crawfordville reported a fraud as several unauthorized transactions were discovered on his bank statement. Eight transactions totaled $2,627 in West Virginia, New York and New Jersey. € On June 27, Maurice Lavigne of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his vehicle and other property in his yard. A kayak, camper trailer and vehicle tire were damaged. Damage was estimated at $858 and a suspect has been identi“ ed. € On June 27, Terri Hepler of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to her front yard. A suspect, who has been identi“ ed, created ruts in her yard with a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $250. Later during the investigation, Brenda Lee Davis, 45, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court. € On June 26, Melissa Quincey of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft from her home. Deputy Taff Stokley investigated. The same day, Deputy Ben Steinle recovered Quinceys vehicle at Old Shell Point Road and Cooperwood where it had been involved in an accident. The vehicle struck a tree and was extensively damaged. The unknown driver ” ed the scene. € On June 26, Shellen Scott of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim left the vehicle unlocked and $200 was stolen from her purse. € On June 27, Robin Boccaccio of Crawfordville reported a credit card fraud. Her bank statement revealed that someone in New Orleans took $850 and $610 from her account. € On June 25, Mark Nelson of Tallahassee reported a vehicle fire at the Wakulla River upper bridge. Deputy Nick Gray observed a Chevrolet truck engulfed in ” ames. Nelson told investigators that he loaded a boat on his trailer and was leaving the area when he observed ” ames under the hood. Capt. Randall Taylor attempted to put out the “ re with his vehicle “ re extinguisher but the ” ames were too much and the Wakulla County Fire Department put out the “ re. The “ re started in the trucks carburetor. The truck was a total loss but the victim saved the boat and trailer. € On June 24, Michael McCarty of Crawfordville reported the theft of a telephone from his sons vehicle which was parked at the Newport boat ramp. The phone was valued at $100. The vehicle was not locked at the time of the theft. € On June 24, Kristen Cason of Crawfordville reported the theft of a boat trailer tag decal taken from the St. Marks boat ramp. The tag was left behind and the decal was entered in the FCIC computer. € On June 24, Lt. Dale Evans was called to U.S. Highway 319 just north of the Riversink Volunteer Fire Department where an ill coyote had stopped traf“ c in both directions. The coyote was walking in circles in the middle of the road. The animal was staggering and had saliva coming from its jaw. Lt. Evans put the animal down to protect domestic pets and humans in the area and the Animal Control Unit removed the animal from the scene. € On June 24, WCSO received a report of a 3year-old female juvenile unattended at Spring Creek Highway and Meredith Drive. A Crawfordville motorist held the child until investigators could arrive on the scene. Detective Nick Boutwell located the childs mother nearby. It was determined that the mother fell asleep and left the child unattended for an hour. The Department of Children and Families was noti“ ed of the incident. € On June 28, a 3-yearold Panacea boy was treated for injuries due to a dog bite at his home. The boy suffered injuries to his face when the dog snapped at the child. The childs father transported the boy to the hospital for stitches. Animal Control Officer Bob Crain took the dog for placement in quarantine. € On June 29, Lt. Brad Taylor and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated a suspicious vehicle. Inside the vehicle was a weapon and ammunition. The gun was determined to be loaded and stolen out of Gadsden County in 1997. George Wayne Ellis, 58, of Tallahassee was arrested for carrying a concealed “ rearm. € On June 28, a 17-yearold juvenile reported an unknown suspect attempted to steal his iPod as he walked in the vicinity of Barber Road. The victim reported that the suspect held a knife and caused a minor injury when the victim refused to give up his property. The victim was treated by EMS and transported to Tallahassee. € On June 29, Diana Sharpe of Monticello reported a credit card fraud. The victim reported the theft of contents of her purse while in Franklin County. Some of the contents were recovered in Leon County and her credit card was used at the Crawfordville Wal-Mart. The card was used to purchase jewelry and electronics for a total of $992. € On June 29, Mary Fort of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of jewelry from her home. The stolen property is valued at $2,150. € On June 29, Gerald Norman of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered and an undisclosed amount of jewelry, electronics, cigars and currency were stolen. € On June 28, Anthony Lariscy of Coastal Corner in Panacea reported a retail theft of live bull minnows. A male suspect was observed taking the minnows out of the tank. The suspect left the scene and traveled toward Franklin County. The stolen property was valued at $50. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office had 983 calls for service during the past week. Sheri s ReportSpecial to The NewsOn Saturday, July 2, a 36-year-old Panacea man died of injuries sustained in a June 21 single vehicle traf“ c crash on U.S. Highway 98, according to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey. Jason Robert Guimond died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital shortly before midnight. Guimond was involved in a June 21 single vehicle accident at 1:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 98, two miles south of Panacea. Investigators determined that Guimond was traveling southwest when he ran off the west side of the road, overcorrected, skidded back across the highway sideways and rolled his 1998 Toyota truck. The vehicle came to “ nal rest approximately 75 feet in the tree line resting on its side with the driver ejected into the bed of the truck. The LifeNet helicopter transported Guimond to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he remained until his death. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce Traf“ c Unit investigated. Guimond is the second Wakulla County motorist to die in a fatal traf“ c accident in 2011.Panacea man killed in tra c crash Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce and U.S. Forest Service joined forces last month to recover a stolen vehicle submerged in water in a borrow pit in the Apalachicola National Forest, according to Sheriff David Harvey. Forest Service of“ cials spotted the vehicle in the water June 14 by helicopter. The 1994 Saturn was reported to the Tallahassee Police Department as stolen on May 7, 2010. The white vehicle contained graf“ ti and was heavily damaged when WCSO diver Lt. Fred Nichols investigated in approximately six to eight feet of water. The vehicle was submerged in approximately three feet of mud. Investigators speculated that the perpetrators drove off one of the ends of the pit to have it land nearly in the middle of the pond. 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By CAROLE TOLERreporter@thewakullanews.netFor 24 hours, members of the Wakulla County Sportsmans Paradise Amateur Radio Club gathered at the Wakulla Station Trailhead Park and used their knowledge of radio communications to try and contact as many stations as possible. This was for the American Radio Relay Leagues annual contest that was held from 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. These SPARC members are also known by the general term that applies to all amateur radio operators … hams.Ž Ham radio systems, with technology more than 100 years old, are still useful today. When cell phones, internet and telephones go out because something goes wrong at one of the many choke points the signals go through, Ham radio is still usable. Ham systems can use a repeater to bounce a signal, but two radios can also communicate directly with each other … like highly reliable and ef“ cient walkie-talkies. Ham operator John Reynolds pointed out the two stations on the grounds … one was a station entirely devoted to public safety, and one was a station used by the sheriffs of“ ce. There was also one radio set up for the general public as a learning experience. Doug Bennight and Russ White explained how Ham radios are used in times of crisis. Ham radio essentially serves as an in-between. It enables communication between groups that operate on incompatible frequencies, such as the police and “ re service. Besides being used to patch togetherŽ different agencies, as Bennight said, Ham radio is used to help people contact family members who have been separated in an emergency. Bennight also said that Ham operators are used for the most criticalŽ part of emergency assistance … damage assessment. Damage assessment is important because relief organizations need to know what resources, and how much of them, to employ. Ham radio operators often work with Red Cross during an emergency, and during the recent tornadoes in Alabama, several Wakulla SPARC members were there. Another advantage to Ham radio, besides the reliability, is that it is pre-networked,Ž White explained. Events such as the weekends competition enable operators to establish communication with each other and build trust, so that in an emergency situation, there are plenty of people helping who can rely on one another. Despite their dedication to using Ham radio in times of need, Bennight and White said they did not get involved in Ham radio for the service aspect. White said that he got started as a kid, for fun, and his involvement migrated into a public service.Ž White was into electronics and his dad was a broadcast engineer, so he found amateur radio interesting. Bennight was drawn to amateur radio as a child as well. His grandfather built the radio that was used on the “ rst moon landing … one that would still work today if its battery was replaced. Ham radios have been used to allow children in classrooms to speak with astronauts while they are in outer space. Some operators use special weather patterns, such as storms or meteorite showers, to experiment with where they can send their signal. If conditions are right, a transmission can be sent all the way around the world … and back to its starting point within a few seconds. This experimentation is what paved the way for much of todays technology … from cell phones to televisions. White passed his love of Ham radio to his two sons. Richard, who is now 16, received his amateur radio license when he was 11, and his younger son Robert received his license when he was 9. White said that more kids should be involved in Ham radio, because it teaches mathematics, physics, geography and communications. Its a multifaceted hobby,Ž White stated.Page 14A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comContinued from Page 1A Gordon, who has been making jewelry a little over a year, said business was going greatŽ and that she was excited because she had been told that the most business would come later, from 4 to 6 p.m. Besides making sales, Gordon said she also made some business contacts and even friends at the event. (There are) great people out here,Ž Gordon stated. When asked about her favorite part of the celebration, Gordon said, It has to be the friendly atmosphere.Ž Deborrah McReynolds was a “ rst-time vendor at the event, as well, selling her decorative wooden signs and birdhouses. McReynolds has been making signs for 30 years, and recently teamed up with Joe Schieferstein, painting the birdhouses that he builds. McReynolds said that although she was not yetŽ doing as well as she had hoped, she was making a lot of contacts. McReynolds was said that talking to the peopleŽ was her favorite part of the festivities. Carrie Riley, who was helping out Cornerstone Cooking Company, answered some questions about the business run by Morris Piggott. Piggott has been in business for almost two years, and does catering and vending. Recently, Cornerstone was at the Blue Crab Festival and Vet Jam. Riley said that they were doing well at the days event, mostly in drink sales … because of the blistering heat. Riley said she enjoyed being out here with the peopleŽ in the family atmosphere,Ž and that kids could go swimming in the river. Grace Russel, daughter of Melissa Budzina, enjoyed a ride on Wild Bills Pony Ride, a vendor that also participated in the Blue Crab Festival. Those seeking a profit were not the only ones with booths. Some churches, such as Mount Beasor Primitive Baptist Church had tents, and Charlie Creel had a campaign tent set up as well. There was also a stage where musicians performed live, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with Frank Lindamood and Chelsea Dix-Kessler. Mimi Hearn, Brian Bowen, The Currys, Shepherd Creek, Local Motion, and Rick Ott Band with guest Lindsay Evans graced the stage, with Chuck Cannon and Lari White closing. This celebration of commerce and community ended in a fireworks display at dusk. Centennial Bank believes in the importance of getting out in the community. Where our customers are. More than just “ nancially strong, if you need us, well be there for you. Even after hours. Thats why you can “ nd us while playing in your front yard. Or wherever you happen to be. MY100BANK.COM | A Home BancShares Company Fourth of July is celebratedHams gather for 24-hour radio relay competition Doug Bennight and Russ White look on as Richard and Robert White test out the Ham radios set up for the public.

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W a k u l l a C o u n t y S e n i o r C i t i z e n s C e l e b r a t e L i f e THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 Section B T a k i n g C a r e o f B u s i n e s s Taking Care of Business B u s i n e s s N e w s f r o m Business News from FRIDAY NIGHT Brian Bowen 19 South Sarah Mac Band Tobacco Rd SATURDAY NIGHT Brian Bowen Mimi &The HearnDogs The Currys Steve Leslie Billy Dean Cash Bar by Monticello Opera HouseCash Light Fare Dinner by Posh Java Organics & Gifts Cash Desserts & Coffee by Tupelo Bakery & Cafe F or M ore Inf orm ation Con tact Fr om TheHea rtof So pcho ppy (850 )962 -528 2 ww w. fr omt heheart ofsop chopp y. com fr omt heheartr ecor din gst udi o@ gm ai l. com WORLD SPONSORSGulfCountyTourismDevelopmentCouncil, TheWakulla News,The GadsdenCountyTimes, Shoreline Medical Group INDEPENDENT SPONSORSEli Roberts & Sons, Progress Energy, WDWG 93.3,The Monticello News, 103.1TheWolf,Wakulla.com AMERICAN SPONSORSTwo Blondes Liquors & Gifts, C & LAutomotive and Construction, Gulf Coast Lumber & Supply, Calsound.net, Haughty Heron, MusicMa sters,RoddenberryPainting, Cook Insurance,Faircloth InsuranceAgency, CausseauxTractorWorks, Southern Music Rising, Jefferson CountyTourist Development Council, Indian Pass Raw Bar, Dockside Cafe, StewartTV &Appliance, Inc., Avera-Clarke Bed & Breakfast,Air Supply,Posey’s UpThe Creek, Sopchoppy Preservation & ImprovementAssociation, SistersAntiques and Uniques, Posh Java Organics & Gifts, FromThe Heart of Sopchoppy Shoppy, Backwoods Bistro ExecutiveProducers ~ Rick Ott and Nelle McCall SOUND & VIDEO DESIGN ~ From The Heart LIGHTING DESIGN ~ Production Support Group TICKET LOCATIONSMonticello Opera House (850) 997-4242 www.monticellooperahouse.org and From The Heart of Sopchoppy (850) 962-5282PRICES$20 per night $35 both nights $50 Meet & Greet both nights Each Ticket Sale Directly Bene“ts WFSU-TV Experience a Live Music Film Production for Broadcast on WFSU-TV at the Monticello Opera House Friday, July 8 & Saturday, July 9HappyHour6:30 7:30PMTheatre Show8:00 -10:00PMAfterParty10:00PM Midnight Chamber is keeping up with county meetings Remember how beautiful the weather was this spring? It seems that we had way more than our normal allotment of balmy days, as it also seems that we are having an unusual number of 100 plus days now. Petra and I have become fairly avid gardeners of late, but as the spring garden matures, the heat and bugs begin to take over, and we are ready to retreat to the inside and look forward to fall! Our board of county commissioners has been very busy trying to cope with restrained revenues and to correct some past mistakes. It is our duty as citizens to help them keep their eye on our ball, and our duty as Chamber leaders to look out for the interests of our community and its businesses. With that in mind, Your chamber goes to all the workshops and BOCC meetings to broaden our commissioners perspectives on policy issues. Over this past month, a new county administrator has been selected, David Edwards from Sopchoppy. David comes to us with a fresh perspective, has managed much larger organizations than our county, and from my discussions with him, he is focused on “ xing our problems and thinking about long term needs. On another more concerning issue, our commissioners voted to implement a 10-percent Public Service Tax on water, fuel oil, electric and gas utilities and to increase the Communications Service Tax to 5.22 percent from 1.82 percent; both to take effect on January 1, 2012. The utility tax will have a 500 kilowatt exemption on all bills to limit the effect on those that can least afford to pay, but it will broaden our tax base, helping our county deal with the property tax exemptions allowed by the state. What the Chamber will be watching out for is a reduction in the Ad Valorum millage rates next year and a continued emphasis on spending controls in our county government. The citizens of this county will not look well on those that try to get out of our budgetary mess simply by increasing taxes. Your chamber attended a workshop on our wetlands and septic tank ordinances. We need to be very careful how we proceed, but Randy Merritts thought about taking these two ordinances out of our comprehensive plan is good. Ordinances are easier to amend allowing us to change as conditions change. Not only does the septic tank ordinance need to come out of the comp plan, it needs to also be changed. We were lead to believe that we would achieve better nitrogen removal with the expensive AWT systems. As it turned out, they are only a little better than regular systems and worse if the home owners turn them off, as was the case in 30 percent of the installed systems. Our ordinance was well intended but, as frequently happens, had unintended consequences, so we need to move forward and explore other options. Again Commissioner Merritts point is well taken and deserves looking into. Science is always important, but it also always changes, so it is important to temper it with a little common sense. Rep. Leonard Bembry attended the June Chamber Board meeting to give us a report on the condition of our state “ nances, and his positions with regard to the recently passed budget. Rep. Bembry did not vote for the final budget bill because of the cuts to education; we appreciate his concern for our children and his common sense approach to legislation. Enough for policy stuff, your Chamber held our “ rst monthly luncheon mixer on June 15 at Victors Restaurant. For a “ rst time event, it was very successful with 27 members attending, and plenty of new faces showing up. One of our board members, Mary Wallace, came up with this bright idea to add another opportunity for businesses to connect, and pushed it through to fruition. Congratulations to Mary for an excellent job. Mary will be organizing these events every month at different restaurants all over the county. The lunches will last an hour and “ fteen minutes and cost $12 per person. Give Mary a call at Cook Insurance (339-2847) or Petra (926-1848) at the Chamber of“ ce and get involved! Mary will introduce new members if they are able to attend these functions, and they will have a chance to tell participants about their business. The June business mixer was at Big Bend Hospice and was well attended. Harold and Jane Thurmond showed up for the event allowing us to catch up with them, only to “ nd out that Harold is still trying to “ gure out what he is going to do when he grows up! What a great outlook on life! We need to support Big Bend Hospice in any way that we can as they perform an invaluable service to our community, and thank them for all that they do. Education is important to improving our chances of success, and Facebook has become a necessary mode of communicating what you have to offer. With that in mind, our Education committee held a Facebook for your businessŽ class taught by Chuck Robinson, one of our board members. The class was “ lled to capacity, so look for a possible repeat in the fall. We would like to thank Inspired Technology and Chuck Robinson for helping select a new computer for our of“ ce, and getting it operational. The July mixer will be at Captain SeaNiles on July 21, so plan to attend! We also would like to welcome two new businesses in July, Jos Dollar Store and Wakulla Produce. We will be having ribbon cuttings at both! As we move into July, we want to post a reminder for the Our TownŽ workshop coming up on August 4 at 6 p.m. in the BOCC meeting room. We will be providing a possible “ nancial solution to our funding problems on “ xing Highway 319. Food for thought: If we can implement the Our Town concept and are able to cut “ ve minutes off your drive time to Tallahassee, wouldnt the reduced fuel usage pay for the sales tax we will be asking you to extend? By JOHN SHUFFChamber PresidentJune mixer is held at Big Bend HospiceSpecial to The News The June Chamber Networking after hours event was held at Big Bend Hospsice. Big Bend Hospice hosted the June mixer at their recently renovated of“ ce located in Crawfordville. John ODea, interim CEO, and Pam Wilson, foundation director were present to greet guest. Regina Compton, Wakulla/Franklin team manager, Mary McMahan and Chaplain Ed Lyon were also in attendance. Mary McMahan, R.N., for Big Bend Hospice did an outstanding job preparing an assortment of appetizers and desserts, and her hummingbird cake is by far the best we have ever tasted. Perhaps when she retires from nursing, she will get into the catering business! Big Bend Hospice provides hospice care to individuals with a life limiting illness, comfort to their families, and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved ones. We serve patients in Leon, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Wakulla and Franklin counties. Big Bend Hospice provides care in the patients own home, to patients living in a long term care facility, assisted living facility or in the hospital. The Big Bend Hospice House provides a home-like environment for patients who have a need for short term pain and symptom management. Please contact us at 9269308, if you have any questions. Pam WIlson and Regina Compton of Big Bend Hospice chat during the June mixer at their of“ ce. People mingle at the after hours networking event held on June 16, above, and the spread of delicious treats, including the hummingbird cake, at the open house at Big Bend Hospice, at right. Chamber ChatterJuly Mixer will be hosted by Captain SeaNiles Pool & Pub on July 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. They are located at 4360 A Crawfordville Hwy. (Just past the library on the right). RSVP to the Chamber of“ ce at 926-1848. New members: Certi“ ed Security William E. Mills, RetiredGulf Coast Lumber Jos Dollar World Wakulla Produce R. Alan Andrews, P. A. The next scheduled ribbon cutting will be held at Jos Dollar World on July 13, at 11:30 a.m. The store is located at 1616 Crawfordville Hwy, Unit D (North Pointe Center). Please join us in welcoming this new Wakulla business. Our next chamber luncheon will be held at Myra Jeans on July 27 from noon until 1:15 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. Come join us, bring a guest and be active in your Chamber. Luncheons are held every fourth Wednesday.

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Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, July 7  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks First Baptist Church.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  BINGO, to bene t the Florida Wild Mammal Association, will be held at Hamaknockers Oasis in Ochlockonee Bay from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.  FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce.  ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.  WRITERS OF WAKULLA will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at the library. New members are always welcome.  WAKULLA GENEALOGY GROUP will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the main meeting room of the library. All are invited to attend.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. Friday, July 8  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  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.  KARAOKE will be held at Hamaknockers’s Oasis.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  SASSY STRIPPERS QUILTERS GROUP meets at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 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.  BIG BEND HOSPICE ADVISORY COUNCIL will meet at 1 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s in Crawfordville. Please call Pam Allbritton at 926-9308 or 508-8749 for more information. Saturday, July 9  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Mission by the Sea Church on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.  SOPCHOPPY GROWER’S MARKET is held every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of Posh Java in Sopchoppy. The market features local organic and unsprayed vegetables, homemade, hand-ground, fresh bread from Crescent Moon Farm, live music and varying demonstrations, events, vendors and activities. Growers and seafood vendors wanting to participate may phone Jennifer Taylor at (850) 241-3873 or email famu. register@gmail.com. For general information or to offer an activity, demonstration or performance, contact Posh at (850) 962-1010 or Debbie Dix at (850) 528-5838, or email posh_faery@yahoo.com. Sunday, July 10  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Sunday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853. Monday, July 11  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks First Baptist Church.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853.  LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m.  RESPITE CARE is offered by The Alzheimer’s Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277.  WAKULLA COUNTY CHRISTIAN COALITION will meet at the library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12  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.  NAMI CONNECTION will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. This group is for people diagnosed with a mental illness.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 824 Shadeville Road at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.  VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.  CRAWFORDVILLE LION’S CLUB will meet at Beef O’Brady’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.  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.  KNITTING GROUP meets at the public library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 491-1684.  LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 2 p.m.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. Call 224-2321 for more information.  WAKULLA COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE will meet at noon at the TCC Wakulla Center in Crawfordville. Lunch is provided. Call (850) 926-9005 for more information. Thursday, July 14  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks First Baptist Church.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  BINGO, to bene t the Florida Wild Mammal Association, will be held at Hamaknockers Oasis in Ochlockonee Bay from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.  FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce.  ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon. Friday, July 15  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  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.  KARAOKE will be held at Hamaknockers Oasis.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  SASSY STRIPPERS QUILTERS GROUP meets at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 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.Special EventsFriday, July 8  FROM THE HEART MUSIC HOUR will be held at Monticello Opera House starting with happy hour at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. There is an after party from 10:30 to midnight. Tickets are $20 each. Artists featured are Brian Bowen, 19 South, Sarah Mac Band and Tobacco Road. To purchase tickets, call the opera house at 997-4242 or From the Heart of Sopchoppy at 962-5282. There is also a show on Saturday that features some different artists. This will be the fourth live episode recorded and will air on WFSU.  BENEFIT YARD SALE for Florida Wild Mammal Association will be held at 168 Bay Pine Drive, right behind Talk ‘O The Town Deli, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be housewares, furniture and lots of odds and ends. If you would like to donate items please bring them to the sale or contact Jeff True at Talk ‘O The Town, or by email jeffstudio54@yahoo.com. Saturday, July 9  FROM THE HEART MUSIC HOUR will be held at Monticello Opera House starting with happy hour at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. There is an after party from 10:30 to midnight. Tickets are $20 each. Artists who will be performing are Brian Bowen, Mimi & The HearnDogs, The Currys, Steve Leslie, Billy Dean and there will be an all-star jam at the after party.  BENEFIT YARD SALE for Florida Wild Mammal Association will be held at 168 Bay Pine Drive, right behind Talk ‘O The Town Deli, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be housewares, furniture and lots of odds and ends. If you would like to donate items please bring them to the sale or contact Jeff True at Talk ‘O The Town, or by email jeffstudio54@yahoo.com.  CAR WASH to bene t the Wakulla High School Girls Soccer Team will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Ameris Bank in Crawfordville. The cost is $5 per vehicle. There will also be baked goods and drinks for purchase. The girls are trying to earn money to purchase new uniforms and equipment for the Varsity and Junior Varsity squads. Saturday, July 16  SOPCHOPPY OPRY present a tribute to George Jones and Tammy Wynette at 7 p.m. in the historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. The show will feature Dr. Shane Collins as George Jones and Margo Anderson as Tammy Wynette with Wayne Martin and Country Gold Band. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, call 962-3711. Energy Conservation Committee meeting at 10 a.m. at commission conference room. From the Heart Music Hour at Monticello Opera House at 8 p.m. WHS Girls Soccer Team car wash at Ameris Bank from noon to 4 p.m. Wakulla Historical Society Museum open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ThursdayFridaySaturday Tuesday W e e k Week i n in W a k u l l a akulla W a k u l l a akulla Email your community events to jjensen@thewakullanews.netPost your event on TheWakullaNews.com Page 2B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comBy SCOTT JOYNER WCPL Director Friday Night Movie On Friday, July 8, were showing a star studded “ lm on the different sides of corporations and the decisions they make and the people affected. Starring Academy Award winners, Ben Af” eck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, and Kevin Costner, this R-rated “ lm tells the story of Bobby Walker (Af” eck) whos living the American dream until he “ nds himself the victim of corporate downsizing. He has to deal with self doubt and swallow his pride while taking a job with his blue collar brother in law (Costner) to support his family. Meanwhile, his mentor (Jones) doesnt agree with how the corporation he helped build is being run at the cost of long standing jobs and the effect on workers and families. So he decides to do something about it. This acclaimed “ lm begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Due to the rating we ask that any minor be accompanied by an adult. Jane Fleitmans Nocturnal Animals As part of our Summer Program of Events, on Thursday July 7, Jane Fleitman, director of Operation Wildlife Survival, brings her animals back to the library in an entertaining and educational program on nocturnal animals. She became permitted to work with wildlife in 1989, after working under a licensed rehabilitator in Miami. At the Miami Metro Zoo, she was in charge of the building that housed the small animals used for educational programs, as well as taught animal handling at the zoo. She moved to Tallahassee in 1992 and continued to rehabilitate wildlife and do educational programs through her own organization and also, while working with the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Sciences. She is permitted to possess some non-releasable wildlife, which are used in these educational programs. Since leaving the museum, she mostly works with bats and birds. She does educational programs to bring awareness of the plight of our wildlife, with regards to habitat loss and a clean environment. The program begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Sign up for the Second Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Field Trip The sign up list for our second trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab on July 22 will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12. We ask that anyone who went on the first trip give people who missed that trip the “ rst chance to sign up for this one by waiting until Thursday, July 14, to sign up for this one. There is a limit of 60 people for this always popular excursion. As always we thank the Friends of WCPL for their funding of our Summer Programs. Items for the Friends of WCPL Silent Auction The Friends of WCPL will be holding a silent auction on Sept. 23 to raise funds for the library. Theyre asking anyone who has an item theyd like to donate to contact me at 926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org for more information. Anything donated can be considered a tax deductible donation.Library News... City and County MeetingsThursday, July 7  WAKULLA COUNTY ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE will meet at 10 a.m. in the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Conference Room, 3093 Crawfordville Hwy. The purpose is to discuss ways to conserve energy and report to the commission for consideration. Tuesday, July 12  WAKULLA COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY will hold a public meeting at 11 a.m. in the BOCC Conference Room in the County Commission Complex, 3093 Crawfordville Hwy. Thursday, July 14  ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION will meet at 7 p.m. for its regular commission meeting at city hall. FWMA yard sale July 8By JEFF TRUE FWMA volunteer On July 8 and 9, I will be holding a bene“ t yard sale at 168 Bay Pine Drive right behind Talk O The Town Deli ( just follow the signs). It will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. My family has spent many hours collecting items from some great families that donated. We have house wares, furniture, and lots of odds and ends. If you would like to donate items please bring them to the sale or contact Jeff True at Talk O The Town, or by email jeffstudio54@ yahoo.com. This will also be a drop off point for items on the needs list of the web site. Facts about the FWMA The Florida Wild Mammal Association is a nonprofit organization that has been rescuing animals in Wakulla and surrounding counties for close to 20 years. The hurt, sick and orphaned animals are kept at the facility located at 198 Edgar Poole Road in Crawfordville. This time of the year is baby season, and right now there are several hundred animals being cared for. They just received three baby osprey that were knocked from their nest by the storms in St. George Island. There are owls, deer, turtles, hawks and many more. All of these animals are brought to the FWMA by caring people, people who want to see all of them rehabilitated and released back into their natural habitat. Of course this does take money. As soon as you drop that animal off, it needs medical attention, food and clean warm shelter. The FWMA does not receive any money from state or federal agencies. They totally rely on a few small grants and by the generosity of you and all supporters past and present. If you find an animal and bring it to the center, it would be wonderful if you could make a small donation or bring an item that is listed on the website www. wakullawildlife.org. It could be anything from a can of fruit cocktail, paper towels, bird seed or cat and dog food or even your jar of coins. Everything that they need is listed on the web site. My mom, the owner of Talk O The Town Deli, picks up a little something every week when she goes to Sams Club. She also donates all of the ends from the turkey and roast beef after slicing, which are good for the raccoons and opossums. If you have a pear tree in your yard and every year they go to waste, donate them, the deer at FWMA will eat every single one. I know times are tough for everyone, but there is plenty that we can do to help that costs very little or even nothing. If you have a few hours a month to spare, volunteer some time at the FWMA. Once you meet these beautiful animals, you will be hooked. I know I am. If you have any other questions do feel free to contact the FWMA. All of their contact information is listed on the website. On behalf of all the animals, I thank you.

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A successful business where the customers are happy and love to come in even if its just to say hello! How long have you been a Chamber member? Three years. Why did you join the Chamber? Because everyone should be a member of their Chamber. Why should local businesses join the Chamber? Its a good idea to get involved with the community and get your name out there. Whats your reason why Wakulla residents should Shop Local? Keep taxes local! Keep money in our county! If anyone is interested in your products/services, how do they contact you? Stop byƒwe are located behind El Jalisco or give me a call! (850) 926-8350. Our address is 11 Rainbow Drive Crawfordville, FL 32327. Wakulla Produce holds ribbon cuttingChamber members attend the ribbon cutting at the newly opened Wakulla Produce. Special to The NewsThe chamber held a ribbon cutting for its newest member, Wakulla Produce, on Wednesday, June 29. Wakulla Produce is a locally owned produce business, located at 1864 Crawfordville Highway. Wakulla Produce is looking forward to serving Wakulla County with fresh produce. Local farmers are encouraged to come by and talk with us as we desire to support our local community. We opened for business on July 1. Our hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Please contact us at (850) 926-7845 with any questions. Mission Statement Our Mission is our prayer: We seek to operate a sustainable produce market in Wakulla County that offers fresh and quality produce to our customers. This will be a local business operation that enhances our community. We are going to operate under traditional values, belief in God, respect for our country and workers and pride in our local community. We value others and still believe that a smile and a handshake mean something. We hope for blessings as we operate on a small scale budget in our community, always remaining mindful of the support received from our family, friends and community.SPECIAL TO THE NEWSService O ce SupplyService Of“ ce Supply introduces Green Cleaning Supplies.Ž James Hodges and Service Office Supply have been members of the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce for years. As a member supporting the local community, James has earned his certi“ cation as a green guideŽ and educates his customers about the importance of using environmentally safe cleaning products that will not harm our drinking water or the aquifer. He has personally met with several of the local businesses and discussed the connection between what we pour down the drain and the water we drink from the aquifer under our feet. Service Office Supply has distributed free samples of safe cleaning products throughout the county to help bring awareness. Hodges also runs adventure tours on the weekends from his other business, St. Marks Charters. He uses this platform to educate his customers about how important taking care of the environment is to the long term survival of our planet. His environmental message is mixed in with local history, bird and wildlife identi“ cation, and local stories about the past. He recently took on the challenge of restoring a sink hole damaged by runoff due to four wheelers and motorcycles. This project is ongoing and he needs as much support as he can get. If you would like to follow the restoration you can “ nd a page on Facebook dedicated to this. Just look for: Friends of Charity Sink, and likeŽ it to get all the news. He also manages a Facebook page for the town of St. Marks in an effort to bring awareness of just how amazing this local community is, and how important it is to support this community and its pristine environment, including the St. Marks river basin. Check out www.stmarkscharters.com or www.myserviceof“ ce.com.June chamber luncheon is a successSpecial to The NewsOur first chamber networking luncheon at Victors drew 27 guests. We appreciate Victors excitement about the opportunity for the chamber members to connect, and his eagerness to host this event; serving delicious chicken alfredo, or salad bar for those counting carbs, and dessert. A special thank you to the businesses that donated items for drawings: Best Western PLUS, Capital Health Plan, Centennial Bank, Coldwell Banker, Cook Insurance, Lube XPERT, Victors, The Wakulla News and The Works Coworking Caf. Amy Geiger, Deirdre Farrington, Jason and Jessica Revell, Jerry Moore, JoAnn Palmer, June Vause, Kevin Vaughn, Mary Ellen Davis, Mary Wallace, Shirley Howard and Sonya Hall each walked away with winnings. Judy Hampton was the proud winner of the $27 cash prize. 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The Florida Education Association, which is spearheading a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the law, sought a temporary injunction to require the money be set aside. It argued that such a move would ensure workers would receive refunds if the law is ultimately ruled unconstitutional. Fulford acknowledged in an eight-page ruling that it is unclear what funds the state would use to pay back workers if the law is tossed out. But she also wrote that she must assume that the state of Florida would comply with an order from this court to refund to employees any funds that have been wrongfully deducted from their salary. The state (during arguments Thursday) ƒ stipulated that should they ultimately be ordered to refund the 3 percent employee contributions, it was not a matter of whether the refunds would be given, it was only a matter of the state of Florida determining from what source it would make the refunds, in the best “ nancial interest of the public, Fulford wrote. The law, a priority of Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders, will lead to state and local government workers contributing about $800 million a year to the pension fund. Such contributions have not been required since the 1970s. During a hearing earlier Thursday, Fulford repeatedly questioned attorneys about how the state could assure that workers would be able to recoup the money --especially during a time when the state is struggling with budget problems. But Blaine Winship, special counsel in the Attorney Generals Office, said setting aside the money could threaten the actuarial soundness of the pension fund. Also, he said the pension fund could refund money to workers if the law is found unconstitutional. Theres not any reason for these plaintiffs to be insecure, Winship said. FEA attorney Ron Meyer, however, said workers need a pathwayŽ to get the money back if the law is rejected. Meyer said he fears that the state Board of Administration, which runs the pension fund, would argue in the future that it cant be forced to give the money back. Thats what were going to get, your honor, Meyer said. I can hear it now. After Fulfords ruling late Thursday, the FEA issued a statement saying it was disappointed. But it made clear it will continue to press the broader constitutional challenge to the law. While we are disappointed that the court didnt take action to ensure the availability of funds to pay back to employees if we prevail in the lawsuit, this is a minor setback and cannot be viewed as a determination that our claims are not just,Ž Meyer said in the statement. The FEA, backed by other labor groups, “ led a class-action lawsuit June 20, arguing that the law violates contractual and collective-bargaining rights of employees. The teachers union did not seek to block the state from collecting the contributions while the lawsuit moves forward. Instead, it sought the temporary injunction to require that the money be set aside and refunded to workers with interest if the lawsuit is successful. Fulford on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 26 hearing on broader questions about the laws constitutionality. Whatever she rules on that issue, attorneys say they expect the Florida Supreme Court to ultimately decide the case --a usually lengthy process. The FEA largely pins the case on a 1974 law that says the rights of retirement system members are contractual in natureŽ and shall not be abridged in any way. Meyer contends that lawmakers can only require future employees, not current workers, to contribute to the pension system. Employees were told, If you work, youre going to be paid X, and after tomorrow, theyre going to be paid X minus 3 percent, Meyer said during Thursdays hearing. But Winship said the 1974 law does not prevent the Legislature from making changes that will affect current employees. He said it prevents lawmakers from making retroactive changes that would affect workers, such as seeking contributions for past years. Our Legislature must have the power going forward to change the deal, Winship said.No drilling change expectedBy DAVID ROYSETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDAST. PETERSBURG, June 30ƒƒSen. President Mike Haridopolos said Thursday that while hes in favor of boosting domestic oil drilling, and interested in studying all options,Ž the Legislature will not pursue new drilling in near-shore Florida waters in the coming legislative session. Not in Florida waters, not this session,Ž Haridopolos told The News Service of Florida in an interview. Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat up next year, said he and House Speaker Dean Cannon have agreed that the technology around the safety of oil drilling … and what happened that led to last years BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill … needed to be fully understood before moving forward with new drilling in Floridas nearshore waters. Still, Haridopolos said, that new drilling is needed anywhere it makes sense, particularly in Alaska, where, he said, residents are in favor of it. Haridopolos said the spike in gas prices has changed the argument, shifting it in favor of looking for ways to boost domestic production. Haridopolos, who will lead the Senate during one more session before being forced out by term limits regardless of the outcome of the U.S. Senate race, has shifted his view on drilling off Floridas coast. He was one of the legislative leaders who pushed in the spring of 2010 for new drilling within 10 miles of Floridas Gulf coast … and as near as 3 miles from the Atlantic shore. Then came the April 20, 2010 BP spill, which fouled the Gulf, and caused a massive slow down in tourism at Gulf beach destinations … even in places completely unaffected by actual oil. Haridopolos said then that was a game changerŽ and said lawmakers needed to back away from the push for new drilling. Since, then, oil prices have gone up and Haridopolos has said the state shouldnt permanently forget about new drilling, saying recently that taking it off the table completely was irresponsible.Ž But, Haridopolos clari“ ed on Thursday that now is not that time … pledging that when lawmakers look at the issue in the coming year, it will not be with an eye to an immediate end to the moratorium on new drilling. In the months after the BP spill, there was a federal ban on all new drilling in the Gulf, but that has since been lifted, and new deepwater drilling permits have been issued. The state has its own twodecade-old ban on drilling in state waters. By DAVID ROYSETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDAST. PETERSBURG, June 30ƒƒThe four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate generally agree on most issues facing the nation, with a couple minor exceptions, and spent most of a debate on Thursday directing most jabs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, President Obama and former Gov. Charlie Crist. The four … Senate President Mike Haridopolos, former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, former state Rep. Adam Hasner and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister … spent more than an hour and a half staking out positions generally in line with the Republican mainstream in the Senate, from a strong opposition to the federal health care law, to the general consensus that the federal government spends too much to toughening the stance against illegal immigrants. While clearly trying to distance themselves more from better known fall guys like the president and Nelson than from each other, a couple in the “ eld also are trying to hook their star to another thats on the rise with the GOP voters theyre courting: that of Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Several of the candidates pointed to Rubios positions when explaining where they stood on an number of issues. The overriding theme was that the federal government spends too much and, above all else, the nation must reduce its deficit. LeMieux said the spiraling federal de“ cit is the number one threat to America,Ž and said he has a plan to eliminate it, simply returning all federal spending to 2007 levels across the board. McCalister, a political newcomer of sorts, particularly compared to the other three, at “ rst gave a muddy answer on dealing with runaway spending, saying were going to have to protect our entitlements,Ž such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, but then saying the nation needs to change the way those programs are managed. McCalister, who “ nished third, but with a surprising 10 percent of the vote in last years gubernatorial primary, then got more speci“ c on the budget, saying he supports a recent proposal by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, a redesign of Medicare that has been blasted by Democrats and many seniors … though McCalister said he would support some unspeci“ ed tweaks. Others on the stage also acknowledged that keeping entitlements the same as they are now simply isnt realistic. Eighty-“ ve percent of the budget is Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and defense,Ž said LeMieux. So thats where the cuts are going to comeƒ.So everyones going to need to tighten their belts.Ž Haridopolos argued that the federal government should award block grants to the states to pay for the Medicaid health care program for the poor, rather than requiring certain coverages. There was a bit of an effort to remind Republican voters of LeMieux connection to Crist. LeMieux was Crists chief of staff when Crist was governor and worked for him in the attorney generals of“ ce, as well as orchestrating Crists successful run for governor in 2006. Hasner was the “ rst to bring up the connection, though subtly. Hasner, a former GOP majority leader in the House who has made opposition to cap and trade policies one of his main issues, said that the energy and environment policies in Crists administration were the same as policies pursued by the Obama administration. LeMieux said he was merely an advisor who didnt always agree with the governor … and argued that much of Crists move to the political left occurred after LeMieux was no longer working for him. Crist appointed LeMieux to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Mel Martinez, and LeMieux acknowledged he remained grateful to Crist for that. Another area of nuanced difference was in the candidates approach to ending United States involvement in Afghanistan. Three of the candidates took the position that President Obama is moving to draw down troops too quickly, faster than his military advisers want. McCalister was particularly vociferous that military of“ cials ought to be listened to. Im the only one on the stage who ever wore a uniform or held a top secret clearance,Ž McCalister said. Our politicians need to let the generals win the war and they need to listen to them.Ž LeMieux and Hasner agreed that a date certain for troop withdrawals wasnt a good idea. Haridopolos had a different take. We continue to spend in Afghanistan and Iraq. I think we need to look at home “ rst.Ž He said he would support a quick and large draw down of U.S. boots on the ground,Ž in favor of a strategy that relies more on surgical strikesŽ and special forces to make quit hits to achieve military goals in the region. Haridopolos also said hes against U.S. military involvement in Libya or Syria. LeMieux said he thought Obama was simply playing to an election year when trying to reduce the U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan, and suggested the U.S. may have a long-term commitment to keep at least some troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq, as it does in South Korea. Candidates also took aim heavily at Obama, and particularly the new health care law he pushed for. All four said it was the wrong approach to trying to deal with the nations uninsured … although there was some acknowledgement that part of the law, preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions, is popular and correct. GOP Senate candidates mostly agree on issuesYour Coupon Could Be Here!Call Lynda or Denise today to place your Coupon ad in TheWakulla news 926-7102

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PleaseFAXresumeto 850-926-4647orstopinat2235 CrawfordvilleHwy.foranapplication. 112 Of ce/Admin Help Wanted PTBookkeeperwithQBexperience.FTESETeacher;FTVP K TeacherAssistant;PTMusic Teacher.COASTCharter School, St. Marks. 925-6344. Carrie B Young. 114 Miscellaneous Help Wanted Perry,FLTerminal seeking Drivers/Owner-operators for the Southeast regionELEETSTRANSPORTATIONCall 850-223-2600 120 Services and Businesses A -1 PRESSURE CLEANING Free Estimates Licensed ~ John Farrell 926-5179 566-7550 Mr. Stump Stump Grinding Quick Service Cellular: 509-8530 A ffordable,non-invasive,unsightlytattoovanish!Exceptional resultswithanaverageo f 50-75%fewertreatmentsthan othermethods.Nothingtolose, butyourtattoos!2424AllenRd. Tallahassee.850-878-5232. KimStudio.net A IR CON OF WAKULLA Heating and Cooling Gary Limbaugh 926-5592 3232 Crawfordville Highway Service, Repair, Installation FL Lic. #CAC1814304 ALL ABOUT...CONCRETE blocks bricks pavers LANDSCAPE plants sod tractor workcall JOSEPH FRANCIS850-556-1178 / 850-926-9064 ANYTIME ELECTRIC Specializinginrepairandservice,residentialandcommercial, homesandmobilehomes. 24-hourservice.MarkOliver, ER0015233. 421-3012. BACK FORTY TRACTOR SERVICE Bushhogging, Boxblading Driveway. Larry Carter Owner/Operator. 850-925-7931, 850-694-7041. Licensed/Insured. Harold Burse Stump Grinding 926-7291. HOME COMFORT INDUSTRIESCENTRAL HEATING & AIRSales, Installation & Repair ELECTRICAL SERVICES Fans, Lighting, Wiring for Electrical, Phones, TV, Computer & soundLocated in Crawfordville Doug & Sherry Quigg, Owners Lic. No’s. ER0010924, CAC1814368(850) 926 -5790 KEITH KEY HEATING & AIR Commercial,residentialandmobilehomes.Repair,sales,service,installation.Allmakesand models.Lic.#RA0062516. 926-3546. POLLY NICHOLSSpecial Touch CleaningConstruction Cleanup, Commercial, Residential.“pray like it ’ s up to God, Work like it ’ s up to you”519-7238 926-3065Licensed &Insured 130 Entertainment TheBlackBeancubancuisineis nowopeninCrawfordville.Best tastingfood,biggestportions, bestvaluesintown.Kidseat freewithadultmealpurchase everyday!!Wearelocatedat 2615CrawfordvilleHwy. 850-745-8545.TakeoutandEat In.AlsoservingDomestic/Imp orted Beer and wine. YorkEntertainmentpresents “Larry,theCableGuy”with RenoCollier.Friday,Septembe r 16,8PM,LeonCountyCivic Center.$39,$49,$59,onsale now.Callticketmaste r 800-745-3000,800-322-3602,o r theboxoffice850-222-0400,o r visit www.ticketmaster.com. 200 Items For Sale Largestoragebuilding.$400. U-Move. Call 850-228-0422. 275 Home Furnishings $159-2pcQueenmattressset. Newinplasticw/warranty.Can deliver. 545-7112. $349NEWKingOrthopedicPillowtopMattressSetinSealed Plastic,Warranty.CanDeliver. 222-9879. 4piecematchingLivingRoom set.BRANDNEWstillwrapped. $550. Can deliver. 222-7783. 6PCbedroomset(NEW).Stillin boxes.$549.Candeliver.Call 425-8374. SealyPosturepedicQueenmattressset-BRANDNEWstillin sealedplastic.Full10-yearwarranty.ONLY$399.Call 222-7783. Delivery is available. 320 Farm Products & Produce Farm-freshvegetables.We-pick, U-pick.Peas:blackeye,pinkeye, purplehull,creamforty,white acreandzipper.Also,okra.We custom-processcows,hogs, goats,deer.RakerFarm, 926-7561. 335 Pets DOGS,PUPPIES,NICECATS ANDKITTENS...Come,take alookandbringanew friendhomeTODAY!CHAT Adoption Center:Mondays closed. Tuesdays through Wednesday& Fridays: 11:00AM to 4:30PM Thursdays: 11:00AM to 7:00 P M Saturdays: 10:00AM to 4:30 PM Sundays: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM1 OAK STREET, CRAW FORDVILLE The unconditional love of a pet is waiting for you at th e C.H.A.T. Adoption Center. orvisit: chatofwakulla.org 355 Yard Sales FridayandSaturday,July8&9. 8AM-3PM.168BayPineDrive. BehindTalk-o’theTownDeli.All proceedstobenefitTheFlorida Wild Mammal Association. Super Yard Sale! Super Yard Sale!FRI-JUL-8 SAT-JUL-9toys,games,books,tapes, small kitchen appliances, dishes,household items, BAKED GOODS!!! A LOT OF EVERYTHING!!FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WAKULLA STATION945 WOODVILLE HWY.7AM-until,RAIN OR SHINE 500 Real Estate PUBLISHERS NOTICEAllrealestateadvertisinginthis newspaperissubjecttotheFair HousingActwhichmakesitillegaltoadvertiseanypreference, limitation,ordiscrimination basedonrace,color,religion, sex,handicap,familialstatusor nationaloriginoranintentionto makeanysuchpreference,limitationordiscrimination.ŽFamilial statusincludeschildrenunder theageof18livingwithparents orlegalcustodians,pregnant womenandpeoplesecuringthe custodyofchildrenunderthe age of 18. Thisnewspaperwillnotaccept anyadvertisingforrealestate thatisaviolationofthelaw.Our readersareherebyinformedthat alldwellingsadvertisedinthis newspaperareavailableonan equalopportunitybasis.TocomplainofdiscriminationcallHUD tollfreeat1-800-669-9777.The tollfreenumberforthehearin g impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 530 Comm. Property for Rent A ffordableOfficeSpaceatthe BarryBuilding.Greatatmosphere!Includesallutilities,trash p/u,fullkitchenuse,conference room.Ratesstartat$250/mo. 850-210-5849orourwebsiteat www.Barr y Buildin g .com Bestbusinessopportunity!!! 2400sqft.buildingw/highway frontageon319,nexttotheLibrary.Clean,freshlypainted, largeparking.Readytomovein! Rent negotiable. 850-926-2480. Brickofficebuildingandlandfo r RentorSale!1500sqft.,verywell maintained.Itislocatedat4432 CrawfordvilleHwy.inMedart. Please call 850-926-2407. Mini-WarehouseSpacesfo r lease,8X10and10X12now available.ComebyorcallWakulla Realt y, 926-5084. RentorBuy!3000sqft.,like-new officebuilding,2acresw/200ft. highwayfrontage,1773CrawfordvilleHwy.(1/2-milenorth Wal-Mart).Rentnegotiable.Selling$350,000.DixieProperties 850-656-6340. WOODVILLE RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE € Fitness Studio -1000/sf,(wall to wall mat & mirrors) € Retail -1250/sf (storefront w/back storage) € Divided Office Space -1074/sf.Lewiswood Center 850-421-5039 535 Comm. Property for Sale Choicecornerlotatjunctureo f CrawfordvilleHighwayand pavedWhitlockWay.200'X300'. CommercialZoningGuaranteed, $70,000.DixieProperties(850) 656-6340. 555 Houses for Rent 3BR/1BAonfiveacres,paved road,93StokleyRoad.Referencesrequired.Formoreinformation call 850-926-5336. 3BR/2BA,1500sqft.,sitsonapproximately5acres.Petfriendly, closetoschools,storesand closetodowntownCrawfordville.$1200/month,plusdeposit. Must see! Call 850-570-2860. 3BR/2BA,5-acresonShadeville (Beechwood).Big,beautiful hardwoodtrees.Pavedroad, W/Dhookup,Central-Heat&Air, garage/shop.Screenedporch, largedeck.Newfloors,cabinets, stove, $750/mo.+deposit Greg 850-320-3421, Karen 850-228-3485. 4-5BR/2BAon1quietacre, Panacea.NewA/C,newpaint, newwoodflooring,3outdoo r shedsforstorage.Nosmoking. $800/month,$800/deposit. 850-528-0263. Available now! Cozycottage,Panacea.Remodeled2BR/1BA.Hardwoodfloors, ceiling-fansthroughout,W/D hook-up,screenedfront-porch, openbackdeck.ClosetoGulfo f Mexico, excellent fishing! $625/month-$600/deposit. 850-926-4217. Crawfordville-3BR/2BAoncornerlot,1-cargarage,fenced backyard.$1000/mo,1st/deposit/last,referencesreq'd,No Pets.CallCarolOdell,Century 21SilverCoastRealty, 850-524-2608. Crawfordville.3or4BR/2BA. W/Dhookups.Excellentcondition.Hugefencedyard. $850/month. 850-228-0422. HUDandSection8Housingfo r rent. Call 850-228-0422. Denise’s ListCall Denise today to get your services on her list!850-926-7102 Classi eds@TheWakullaNews.net Junior P.SandersSeptic Tank Services18-YR Experience. New System Installation-All Types. Drain Repair. Washing Machine Systems.SR0111684NO JOB TOO SMALL, FAIR PRICES, FRIENDLY GUARANTEED SERVICE!850-210-5777

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Page 6B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com Visit me on the web www.WakullaInfo.com Dawn Reed -Realtor GRICell (850) 294-3468 62 Savannah Forest Circle $189,900. New Construction. Beautiful 4/2 home with 2052 sq. ft. Features solid oak oors, granite, loads of custom woodwork, replace, formal dining room, stainless appliances, open oor plan, and 2 car garage. The master suite has a jetted garden tub with separate shower, double sinks, and close to downtown with city water and a paved road. “Are you upside down? Call me, I’m certi ed to handle short sales” We Offer Long-Term Rentals in Wakulla and Franklin Counties! 850-984-0001 146 Coastal Hwy. Panacea, FL 323246 obr@obrealty.com www.obrealty.com Need to rent your house?Ochlockonee Bay Realty has been in the rental management business for 25 years and has a dependable, experienced rental team. Let our experience work for you! Call 984-0001 to nd out how!91 Posey Rd., Medart3BR/1 BA, secluded cypress home w/ replace, 2 screened porches on 30 Acres. Perfect for nature lovers.$875 per month.204 Bay DriveOchlockonee Bay Community. 2BR/1BA home w/ RV hookup, screened porch, near bay and boat ramp. $600 per month.39 Rutland Road, Crawfordville 3BR/2BA Doublewide, $750 per month.1119 Aligator Dr. Beachfront homeAlligator Point 2BR/2BA Furnished, w/ replace, deck on the Gulf of Mexico $1,300 per month. 28 Endeavor DriveTradewinds of Ochlockonee Bay, 3BR/3BA, community club house, pool, pier, and a private boat slip. $2,500 per month. Ochlockonee Bay 984-5007$42,500 … 4BR/2BA Mobile home with all appliances, front deck, large carport, 2 storage sheds, all fenced on a .46/ acre lot AND a riding lawn mower! Close to state of“ces and a short drive to the coast. Property #6252-L, MLS# 217337 5 Acres with well, septic, power pole, shed, 30 Conex container. Ready for new home construction or mobile home. Fenced yard, close to schools, town and the coast for recreation. Priced to sell at only $60,000! Property #120-W, MLS# 217529. 3BR/2BA Country home on full acre, upgraded kitchen, new counter tops and stainless appliances, laminated wood ”oors, stone “replace, upgraded bathrooms and new landscaping. Property # 47-J, MLS# 215667. Now REDUCED to $125,000. WWW.C21FCP.COMRENTALSCRAWFORDVILLE 3BR/2BA home, $1,000/month plus applicable deposits& last month rent. OCHLOCKONEE 2BR/2BA on Ochlockonee River, $900/month plus applicable deposits & last month rent. SHELL POINT 2BR/2BA Canal-front, fully furnished ground level house, with in-ground pool $1,500/month plus applicable deposits. No Pets. 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse with sleeping loft located on deepwater canal with dock. Community pool, gated subdivision. $1,900/month plus deposits. No Pets. Shell Point 926-7811Florida Coastal Properties, Inc. Crawfordville 926-5111Silver Coast Realty T. 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ANDERSON Plaintiff, vs. HEIRSOFALMETTERANDERSON, KNOWNANDUNKNOWN,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,JUDGMENTCREDITORS ANDALLPARTIESCLAIMINGBY, THROUGH,UNDERORAGAINSTHER; HEIRSOFFLODIA(FLODlE)A.SHEFFIELD,KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;THOMASB.STOUTAMIRE;JOYCEBETHF. STOUTAMIRE;HEIRSOFTHEOA.COX, KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;LEOCOX; GREGORYM.COX;BYRONP.COX; TIMOTHYCOX;RITAC.DALTON;HEIRS OFMABLEA.COLVIN,KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;JEROMEFULTONCOLVIN; MITZIC.ROBERTS;DUANECOLVIN; PAGEC.EVANS;HEIRSOFVERAMERRITT,KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;HEIRS OFRUTHA.LAWHON,KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;WAYNEM.LAWHON;MITCHELL R.LAWHON;JAMESLARRYLAWHON; HEIRSOFRUBYA.DOOLEY,KNOWN ANDUNKNOWN;HEIRSOFFLOYA.WILLIAMS,KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;CLINTONWILLIAMS,JR.;DENNISWILLIAMS; HEIRSOFONA("ONIE")A.ROZAR, KNOWNANDUNKNOWN;PAMELAR. CAMERON;ONIEMARIETHARPE;FLORENCEA.SMITH;SUCHDEFENDANTSINCLUDEALLNAMEDDEFENDANTS HEREINNATURALIFALIVE,ANDIF DEADORNOTKNOWNTOBEDEADOR ALIVE,THEIRSEVERALRESPECTIVE UNKNOWNSPOUSE(S),HEIR(S),DEVISEE(S),GRANTEE(S),JUDGMENT CREDITOR(S),ANDALLPARTIESCLAIMINGBY,THROUGH,UNDER,OR AGAINSTSUCHDEFENDANTS;OTHER PARTIESCLAIMINGBY,THROUGH,OR UNDERTHOSEUNKNOWNNATURAL PARTIES;ANDALLCLAIMANTS,PERSONSORPARTIES,NATURALORCORPORATE,ORWHOSEEXACTLEGAL STATUSISUNKNOWN,CLAIMINGUNDERANYOFTHEABOVENAMEDOR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS HEREIN Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:HEIRSOFALMETTERANDERSON, HEIRSOFFLODIA(FLODIE)A.SHEFFIELD,HEIRSOFTHEOCOX,HEIRSOF MABLEA.COLVIN,HEIRSOFVERA MERRITT,HEIRSOFRUTHA.LAWHON, HEIRSOFRUBYADOOLEY,HEIRSOF FLOYA.WILLIAMS,HEIRSOFONA (ONIE)ROZAR,PAMELAR.CAMERON, TIMOTHYCOX,OTHERABOVENAMED DEFENDANTSANDALLOTHERSWHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOUARENOTIFIEDthatanactiontoquiet titletothefollowingpropertyinWakulla County, Florida: ThatpartofW1/2ofNW1/4lyingEastof PublicRoadandWestofacertainBranch whichformstheEastandWestlinesand theSectionLineandPublicRoadformsthe WestandNorthlinesofSection7,Township3South,Range4Westforapproximately10acres(hereinafterdescribedas the "Subject Property"). hasbeenfiledagainstyou.Youarerequired toserveacopyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,totheactiononFrancesCaseyLowe, plaintiff'sattorney,whoseaddressis3042 CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,Florida32327,onorbeforedatenotlessthan 30daysalterthefirstpublication,andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkofthiscourteither beforeserviceonplaintiffsattorneyorimmediatelyafterservice;otherwise,adefault willbeenteredagainstyouforthereliefdemanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on June 7, 2011 BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sIRVENE METCAL F AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) June 16, 23, 30 2011 July 7, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-00364 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s). vs. BRIAN J. WOLK, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoan OrderorFinalJudgmentofForeclosure datedJune29,2011,andenteredinCase No.2010-CA-00364oftheCircuitCourtof the2NDJudicialCircuitinandforWAKULLACounty,Florida,whereinBRANCH BANKINGANDTRUSTCOMPANYisthe PlaintiffandBRIANJ.WOLK;JODID. WOLKA/KA/JODIWOLKareDefendants,I willselltothehighestandbestbidderfor cashinthefrontlobbyoftheWakulla CountyCourthouse,3056Crawfordville Highway,Crawfordville,FL,at11:00a.m. onthe28thdayofJuly,2011,thefollowing describedpropertyassetforthinsaidOrder of Final Judgment, to wit: Lot19,BlockEŽ,SONGBIRDSUBDIVISION,PHASE1,asubdivisionaspermap orplatthereof,recordedinPlatBook3, Page88ofthePublicRecordsofWakulla County, Florida andcommonlyknownas6CARDINALCT., CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 IFYOUAREAPERSONCLAIMINGA RIGHTTOFUNDSREMAININGAFTER THESALE,YOUMUSTFILEACLAIM WITHTHECLERKOFCOURTNOLATER THAN60DAYSAFTERTHESALE.IF YOUFAILTOFILEACLAIM,YOUWILL NOTBEENTITLEDTOANYREMAINING FUNDS.AFTER60DAYS,ONLYTHE OWNEROFRECORDASOFTHEDATE OFTHELISPENDENSMAYCLAIMTHE SURPLUS. DATEDatWAKULLACounty,Florida,this 30th day of June, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sMICHELLE CHRISTENSEN AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) InaccordancewiththeAmericansWithDisabilitiewsAct,personsinneedofaspecial accommodationtoparticipateinthisproceedingshall,withinseven(7)dayspriorto anyproceeding,contacttheAdministrative OfficeoftheCourt,WAKULLACounty, 3056CRAWFORDVILLEHIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE,FL32327, 850-926-0905,TDD1-800-955-8771or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. July 7, 2011 July 14, 2011 682 Public Sales and Auctions NOTICE OF SALE NoticeisgivenpursuanttoFloridaSelf-StorageFacilityAct,FloridaStatutes,Chapter 83,PartIV,thatABCStoragewillholda salebysealedbidonSaturday,July9, 2011,at2:00PM,at3743Crawfordville Hwy.,Crawfordville,FL32327,ofthecontentsofMiniWarehousecontainingpersonal property of: -----FINAL NOTICE----PAMELA BYRD MERLYN DIAZ NELSON WOODS PaymentsmustbemadebeforeSaturday, July9,2011,by12:00noonbeforethesale dateofJuly9,2011at2:00p.m.Theownersmayredeemtheirpropertybypayment oftheoutstandingbalanceandcostbycontactingABCStorageat508-5177.Orby paying in person at the warehouse location. June 30, 2011 July 7, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 83, PART IV NoticeisgivenpursuanttoFloridaSelf-StorageFaciltiyAct,FloridaStatutes,Chapter 83,PartIVthatCrawfordvilleSelfStorage willholdasalebysealedbidonSaturday, July232011,at10:00a.m.at3291CrawfordvilleHwy.ofthecontentsofMini-Warehouse containing personal property of: JOE METCALF PAUL MICHAEL PITRE BeforethesaledateofSaturday,July23, 2011,theownersmayredeemtheirpropertybyapaymentoftheoutstandingbalanceandcostbypayinginpersonat3291 Crawfordville Hwy. July 7, 14, 2011 683 Estate (Probate) Filings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-32-PR PROBATE DIVISION INRE:TheEstateof ROBERTPATMANCARPENTER,JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TheadministrationoftheestateofROBERT PATMANCARPENTER,JR.,deceased, FileNumber11-32-PR,isanintestateproceedingpendingintheCircuitCourtofthe SecondJudicialCircuit,inandforWakulla County,Florida,theaddressofwhichisWakullaCountyCourthouse,3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,FL32327.The namesandaddressesofthepersonalrepresentativeandthepersonalrepresentatives attorney are set forth below. ALL CREDITORS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: Allcreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersonshavingclaimsordemandsagainstdecedentsestateonwhomacopyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeservedmustfiletheir claimswiththisCourtWITHINTHELATER OFTHREEMONTHSAFTERTHEDATE OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEORTHIRTYDAYSAFTERTHE TIMEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandother personshavingclaimsordemandsagainst decedentsestatemustfiletheirclaimswith thisCourtWITHINTHREEMONTHSAFTERTHEDATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTFILEDwithinthetime periodsetforthinsection733.702ofthe floridaprobatecodeWILLBEFOREVER BARRED. Notwithstandingthetimeperiodsetforth above,anyclaimfiledtwo(2)yearsormore after the decedents date of death is barred. ThedateofthefirstpublicationofthisNotice is June 30, 2011. PersonalRepresentative LisaAnnCarpenter 181 Renegade Road Crawfordville, FL 32327 Eric J. Haugdahl, Esquire Florida Bar No. 013738 8 922 E. Lafayette Stree t Suite F Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 878-0215 June 30, 2011 July 7, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 11-27PR PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF SUSANNE JANET HAWTHORNE a/k/aSUSANNEWOODCOCKHAWTHORNE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TheadministrationoftheestateofSusanne JanetHawthorne,deceased,File11-27PR ispendingintheCircuitCourtforWakulla County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,Florida32327.The nameandaddressofthepersonalrepresentativeandthepersonalrepresentatives attorney is set forth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersonshavingclaimsordemandsagainstdecedentsestateincludingunmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeserved mustfiletheirclaimswiththiscourtWITHIN THELATEROF3MONTHSAFTERTHE DATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTERTHE DATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandpersonshavingclaimsordemandsagainstdecedentsestate,includingunmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaimsmustfiletheir claimswiththiscourtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTSOFILEDWILLBE FOREVER BARRED. Thisdateofthefirstpublicationofthisnotice is June 30, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq. Florida Bar No. 521450 Frances Casey Lowe, P.A., of Counsel Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Simpson, P.A 3042 Crawfordville Highwa y Crawfordville, Florida 32327 (850) 926-8245 Personal Representative: Kimberly H. Newton 283 Duncan Drive Crawfordville, Florida 32327 June 30, 2011 July 7, 2011 686 Divorce Proceedings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-267-D R JOHN W. BROWN Petitioner and TAMMY L. BROWN Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: TAMMY L. BROWN unknown address in North Carolina YOUARENOTIFIEDthatanactionhas beenfiledagainstyouandthatyouarerequiredtoserveacopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitonJOHNW.BROWN whoseaddressis13BAYPINEDRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE,FL32327onorbefore JULY6,2011,andfiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthisCourtat3056CRAWFORDVILLEHWY.,CRAWFORDVILLEFL32327, beforeserviceonPetitionerorimmediately thereafter.Ifyoufailtodoso,adefaultmay beenteredagainstyouforthereliefdemanded in the petition. Copiesofallcourtdocumentsinthiscase, includingorders,areavailableattheCler k oftheCircuitCourt'soffice.Youmayreview these documents upon request. YoumustkeeptheClerkoftheCircuit Court'sofficenotifiedofyourcurrentaddress.(YoumayfileNoticeofCurrentAddress,FloridaSupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.)Futurepapersin thislawsuitwillbemailedtotheaddresson record at the clerk's office. WARNING:Rule12.285,FloridaFamily LawRulesofProcedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureofdocumentsandinformation.Failuretocomplycanresultin sanctions,includingdismissalorstrikingof pleadings. Dated this 13th day of June, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sTAMIKA PETERSON AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) June 16, 23, 30, 2011 July 7, 2011 Selling Something?Classified Ads For As Little As $10 A Week 926-7102 689 Gov Notice of Hearing PUBLIC NOTICE City of Sopchoppy Local Planning Agency Public Hearing TheLocalPlanningAgency(LPA)ofthe CityofSopchoppywillholdapublichearing toconsiderrecommendingthetransmittalof aproposedplanamendmenttotheCity CommissionandtotheFloridaDepartment ofCommunityAffairs.Theproposedplan amendmentwillbeadoptedbyordinance, thetitleofwhichis:ANORDINANCEOF THECITYOFSOPCHOPPY,FLORIDA, AMENDINGTHECITYOFSOPCHOPPY COMPREHENSIVEPLANTOINCLUDE REVISEDGOALS,OBJECTIVESAND POLICIESandAREVISEDFUTURELAND USEMAPSERIES;PROVIDINGFORSEVERABILITY,CONFLICT,ANDPROVIDING ANEFFECTIVEDATE.TheLPAwillmeet onJuly18,2011at6:00pmattheSopchoppyCityHallocatedat105Municipal Avenue,Sopchoppy,Florida32358.Copies oftheproposedplanamendmentandordinanceareavailableforpublicinspection from8:00a.m.to5:00p.m.,M-FatSopchoppyCityHall.InterestedpartiesmayappearattheLPAmeetingandbeheardwith respect to the plan amendment. July 7, 2011 690 Gov Tax Notices NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2011 TXD 027 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN,thatEDWARDM.MITCHELL,JR.theholderofthe followingcertificatehasfiledsaidcertificate forataxdeedtobeissuedthereon.The certificatenumberandyearofissuance,the descriptionoftheproperty,andthenames in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1363 Year of Issuance 2003 Description of Property Parcel # 00-00-034-009-08420-000 WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 2 BLOCK 6 LOT 71 OR 5 P 466 NameinwhichassessedFLINKMANALEXANDERsaidpropertybeingintheCountyof Wakulla,StateofFlorida.Unlesssuchcertificateshallberedeemedaccordingtolaw thepropertydescribedinsuchcertificate shallbesoldtothehighestbidderatthe courthousedooronthe17thdayofAugust, 2011, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 23rd day of June, 2011. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2011 TXD 029 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN,thatDAVID BECKtheholderofthefollowingcertificate hasfiledsaidcertificateforataxdeedtobe issuedthereon.Thecertificatenumberand yearofissuance,thedescriptionofthe property,andthenamesinwhichitwasassessed are as follows: Certificate # 1628 Year of Issuance 2002 Description of Property Parcel # 00-00-035-011-09494-000 WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 4 BLOCK 59 LOT 37 OR 146 P 236 or 189 P 92 NameinwhichassessedJOHNC.SWINDLEsaidpropertybeingintheCountyof Wakulla,StateofFlorida.Unlesssuchcertificateshallberedeemedaccordingtolaw thepropertydescribedinsuchcertificate shallbesoldtothehighestbidderatthe courthousedooronthe17thdayofAugust, 2011, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 30th day of June, 2011. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 693 Gov Election Notices REGISTRATION AND NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE PursuanttoSection98.075(7)-(2),Florida statutes,noticeisgiventothefollowingperson(s)toshowcausewhytheyshouldnot be disqualified as a registered voter: ARMANDO LARA Last know address of: 16 Chickasaw St PANACEA FL 32346 JOHN J. STRICKLAND Last know address of: 261 Old Field Rd CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 JASON P. HAMPTON Last known address of: 63 Marie Cir CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 CELESTE N. MURRAY Last known address of: 73 Coville St CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 Theaboveindividualsarenotifiedtoshow causewhyhis/hernameshouldnotberemovedfromthevoterregistrationrolls.Failuretorespondwithin30daysofthispublishednoticewillresultinadeterminationof ineligibilitybytheSupervisorofElections andremovalofyournamefromthestatewidevoterregistrationsystem.Forfurther informationandinstructions,contacttheSupervisor of Elections at (850) 926-7575. Henry F. Well s Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections P. O. Box 30 5 Crawfordville, Florida, 3232 6 July 7, 2011 4Br 2Ba DWMH $850mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 3Ba House $1300mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 3Ba House $1300mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba House $1100mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba House $950mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba House $850mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba DWMH $875mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba TwnHs $850mo + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba House $825mo + Sec. Dep. 2Br 2.5Ba TwnHs $1200mo + Sec. Dep. 2Br 1Ba SWMH $425mo + Sec. Dep. Wakulla Realty RENTALS:Sonya HallLic. Real Estate BrokerSpecializing in Wakulla Co.Ž(850) 926…5084 CLASSIFIEDS As Low As $8 Per Week! Call 926-7102

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Page 8B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 7, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com WE BUY SCRAP GOLD & BROKEN OR OLD JEWELRY David Morgan STAFF WRITEROn this rare occasion, the town of Crawfordville has the chance to host Premiere Estate Buyers at the Hampton Inn We are paying local residents this week on the spot for their treasures,Ž said Jordan Parsons, a spokesperson for the event. The main items of interest, said Parsons, are anything jewelry related, with gold at the $1,400 mark. Another category that has recently increased due to market highs is coins. One coin could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Coins start to accumulate a premium when they are dated 1964 or earlier,Ž said Parsons. The astonishing part about the event is that they will pay you on the spot. Nothing has to be mailed off while you are stuck waiting for a check. This is not an appraisal event either„we are here to purchase residents items for a fair market value. ITS UNBELIEVABLE, I BROUGHT IN SOME OLD COINS THAT HAD BEEN IN A LITTLE CIGAR BOX FOR YEARS AND SOME OLD HERRINGBONE NECKLACES„IN LESS THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES I LEFT WITH A CHECK FOR $700.Ž Premiere is capable of paying a higher percentage because of their vast network of clients. It also saves on refinery charges because of the large volumes they deal in. Smaller dealers, in most cases, cannot pay as high of a premium. Huge premiums can also be paid for vintage watches. Parsons explained that, One time in a show in Illinois, a customer brought in a watch that they had bought for a few hundred dollars back in the seventies. Turns out, it was a rare submariner that brought the local resident in excess of a thousand dollars.Ž Parsons continued to say that Rolex, Cartier, Patek Phillipe, Hamilton and Omega are all great brands that could bring in a large amount of money. The company recently purchased an old Gibson guitar in Grand Rapids, Michigan for $124,500. And just last week they paid a Huntsville, Alabama resident $15,000 for an old Martin guitar that had been refurbished and altered. Parsons said that most all pre1970 Gibson, Fender, Martin, National and Rickenbacker guitars are valuable. They are worth at least a couple hundred dollars and in extreme cases, a couple hundred thousand. Another customer ecstatic customer exclaimed, Its unbeleivable, I brought in some old coins that had been in an old cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces„in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $700.Ž Residents are encouraged to gather up similar items from their lockboxes, closets, jewelry boxes and even under the bed. Bring them into the Premiere Estate Buyers event and cash in. We are fortunate to host the event here in Crawfordville ,Ž said Parsons, „dont miss your opportunity to cash in.Ž COINS Any and all coins made before 1965, rare coins, entire collections, silver dollars, half dollars, and all others.PAPER CURRENCY All denominations made before 1934.GOLD COINS Including $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5, $1, Private Gold, Gold Bars, etc.GOLD Broken and unused jewelry, dental gold, Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, gold bars, U.S. Eagles, etc.WRIST & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, all others.PLATINUM Anything made of platinum.SILVER Flatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry and anything marked sterling.BROKEN JEWELRY New or Old: mismatched earrings, bracelets, loose diamonds, all gem stones, etc.GUITARS & INSTRUMENTS Fender, Gibson, Martin, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, amps, saxophones, wood winds, and all others. What We Buy: ESTATE BUYERS PAYING ON THE SPOT THIS WEEK FOR YOUR VALUABLES! PAID ADVERTISEMENT INFORMATION WHO PREMIERE ESTATE BUYERS WHAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO SELL THEIR VALUABLES WHERE BEST WESTERN PLUS WAKULLA INN & SUITES 3292 COASTAL HWY 98 CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 WHEN JULY 5TH 9TH TUES…FRI 9AM…6PM SATURDAY 9AM…4PMDIRECTIONS 850.926.3737 INFORMATION 217.787.7767 PEB STAFF WRITER


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