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By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netA man who is no stranger to Wakulla County and the health department has taken over as its administrator. Padraic Juarez had been serving as the interim administrator since former administrator Mark Lundberg retired in July 2011. The Wakulla County Commission sent a letter in December to the Florida Department of Health asking them to “ ll the position and recommended Juarez for the position. The state then sent a letter in response informing the county of its decision to hire Juarez. After that, all that was needed was the county commissions approval. The commission voted unanimously to approve the hire at its Jan. 10 meeting. It worked out very well,Ž Juarez said. Before serving as the interim administrator, Juarez served as the environmental health administrator for 5 years and has a total of 25 years of health experience. He got into public health because he said he enjoys serving the public. I come from a family of public servants,Ž Juarez said. His mother is a retired special education teacher and his father is a retired forest “ re“ ghter for the Bureau of Land Management. Its something I enjoy,Ž Juarez said. While Juarez was in school he said he thought he would end up being a lab rat, but he loved being around people and his professors knew a lab wasnt where Juarez would end up. While a student, Juarez worked as a water and sewer worker by day and a waiter by night. After he received his bachelor of science degree in biology, he decided to become a health inspector. He eventually also received his masters from Florida State University and is a certi“ ed public manager. Continued on Page 2A By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAfter not allowing the public to dive at Wakulla Springs for the last 26 years, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is considering changing that policy. DEP held a meeting on Jan. 19 to receive public comment on a request to allow recreational cave diving at the springs, which is the main feature at Wakulla Springs State Park and a registered natural national landmark. Currently, only research and technical diving are allowed at the springs. About 250 people packed the livestock pavilion at the Wakulla County Extension Of“ ce to make their opinions known about granting access to diving in the largest and deepest freshwater spring in the United States. The meeting lasted a little more than 3 hours to allow all 104 people who had filled out a speaker card, a chance to explain their position to DEP. The speakers were split, with 52 people for the proposal and 52 against it. Those in favor told of“ cials from DEPs Division of Parks and Recreation about the possible economic bene“ t diving could have on Wakulla County. Wakulla Springs would become very easily the mecca for diving,Ž said Bob Harris, an attorney and lobbyist for the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association. Wakulla needs this.Ž A study on the economic potential of opening Wakulla Springs to cave diving was performed by William Huth and O. Ashton Morgan in 2011. They estimated an annual willingness to pay of approximately $500,000 for cave diving at Wakulla Springs. However, many people have questioned those “ gures, stating only a small sample of divers were surveyed. In response, Huth said the sample was from several years of cave diver registrations to dive at the Jackson County Sheriffs of“ ce. Divers diving Jackson Blue are representative of the population of both cave and technical divers,Ž Huth said. Many people who spoke against the proposal wore badges which read, No more threats to Wakulla Spring.Ž They expressed concern about what might happen to the manatees in the area, as well as the artifacts at the bottom of the spring and the caves themselves. There was also some concern about possible interference with other park activities, such as the boat tours. Archaeologist Jim Dunbar said the bone room of Wakulla Springs is 13,500 years old, one of the oldest sites in the United States, and is becoming a center of heavy duty scienti“ c study. He worried about possible tampering with the site by the divers. Ron Piasecki, chairman of the Hydrogeology Consortium and president of the Friends of Wakulla Springs, said there is thousands of dollars of scientific equipment at the spring and recreational divers could potentially jeopardize ongoing research.Continued on Page 3A INDEX Public Notices .................................................................Page 2A Comment & Opinion .......................................................Page 4A Church.............................................................................Page 5A Community .....................................................................Page 6A School .............................................................................Page 7A Sports .............................................................................Page 8A Outdoors ........................................................................Page 9A Water Ways....................................................................Page 10A Sheriffs Report .............................................................Page 11A Senior Citizens .................................................................Page 1B Week in Wakulla ..............................................................Page 2B Thinking Outside The Book ..............................................Page 4B Classi eds ........................................................................Page 5B Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 6B Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 117th Year, 4th Issue Thursday, January 26, 2012 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 Daily OBITUARIES P.E. ‘Gene’ Carpenter Robert Charles Carter Nancy Quinn Ford Carl Eugene Hallstrom Theresa Doris Lamy Amos Leonard Jr. Ellis MacArthur ‘Mac’ Oaks Ruby Lee Snyder Bonnie DuBose ThorntonThe WakullanewsDIVIDED OVER DIVING PHOTOS BY ERIC STANTON/THE WAKULLA NEWS A portion of the crowd at the livestock pavilion at last weeks public hearing on whether recreational diving should be allowed at Wakulla Springs. 242 5273 69Number of people signed in at the public hearing. Number of people who spoke at the hearing against the proposal. By the Numbers52Number of people who spoke for it. Number of letters received by DEP for the proposal. Number of letters received by DEP against the proposal. SOURCE: DEPWhether the state should allow access to Wakulla Springs for recreational diving has divided the community, with hundreds of citizens turning out for a public hearing on the matter at the livestock pavilion last week Murray McLaughlin says, we need to be good stewards of the springs.Pad Juarez is new health department administrator By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAs of Jan. 20, homeowners with septic tanks who planned to apply for a modi cation permit will now need to apply for an upgrade to performance based treatment systems. Several years ago, the Wakulla County Commission passed an ordinance requiring all new septic systems to be performance based and had a requirement that all repairs be brought up to performance based systems. What the ordinance didn't originally take into account was that there are several types of septic tank construction permits, said Padraic Juarez, health department administrator. "Homeowners that, for example, are adding a bedroom onto their house may only need to modify' their system to make it workable for the new size by just adding on some drainline," Juarez said. For those who were modifying their systems, they could apply for a modification permit instead of a repair permit so they would not have to upgrade their system. However, a week ago, the health department realized that the ability to modify an existing septic system had been misinterpreted and was not being property enforced. "The BOCC passed a revision to the county ordinance that added Modification permits to the list of permits that must be brought up to PBTS standards," Juarez said.Continued on Page 2A Wakulla health department administrator Pad JuarezSeptic tank rule is misinterpreted Senior Citizens celebrate life...1B 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 . 1 B Senior Citizens celebrate life...1B Cheerleaders are state champsSee Page 8A and Page 12A

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Page 2A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comContinued from Page 1A Juarez said his of“ ce did not realize the revision had passed until a week ago and once it received legal interpretations of the revision, as well as informing the county commissioners, a notice was put out that this would be enforced immediately. This is because the ordinance did not have a phase in or grace period,Ž Juarez said. This enforcement only applies to to those who were previously modifying their systems, he said. Nothing has changed for new homeowners building a home, nothing has changed for homeowners that are in the poverty level caveat and doing a repair,Ž Juarez said. There is one exemption in the ordinance which is for those who are at or below the 200 percent poverty level. They are allowed to do a standard repair, Juarez said. Brian Miller of Brians Septic Service said if work is done to a home, any modi“ cations, the homeowner would be required to update their system. This can cost $5,000 to $6,000, which most people dont have, he said. Now theres no loophole,Ž Miller said. The policy does not impact systems that were previously installed under a modification permit or ones that have already been issued, but not installed. On the Wakulla County Commission agenda, there is an item to revise the current septic regulations. If approved, the regulations could change the area of implementation of the nitrogen reducing systems and would set the level to the industry standard of 50 percent reduction of incoming ” ow. Ultimately it will be up to the BOCC if they change the ordinance again,Ž Juarez said. Until they do this or suspend the ordinance, my of“ ce will enforce the ordinance as it is currently written.Ž Continued from Page 1A Its exciting to be able to use my degree,Ž Juarez said. You get to apply some of the things you learned about.Ž Juarez had been around health inspectors most of his life, while serving in a restaurant and working as a sewer worker. Like many people, you fall into your position,Ž Juarez said. He became a temporary worker with rabies control in Medesto County, Calif. His first day on the job, a dog had bitten someone and was put down by mistake. Juarez was then directed to take the dogs head off with a bow saw to check it for rabies. Thats the gruesome part of being in the health department,Ž Juarez said. Ive taken my fair share of heads off.Ž Even after that “ rst day, he thought the job was great. I thought, This is what I want to do,Ž Juarez said. Eventually he was hired full time and had the entire county. While in Medesto County, Juarez was the inspector and his wife, Michelle, was the county auditor. Juarez said, We used to joke that we were probably the most hated people in the county.Ž The couple then decided they wanted to move to Florida and he found a job as a health inspector in Jefferson County. He then worked for the State Health Office and moved his way up to a leadership position in environmental health, serving as the liason between the state of“ ce and federal of“ ces. I was the youngest person to take over,Ž Juarez said. He spent the next 15 years training and writing rules and regulations. He has worked with all 67 county health departments in Florida. Eventually, his goal was to get back to the county level. If you make a decision, you can help someone today,Ž Juarez said. At the state level, Juarez said decisions impact more people and effects are dramatic, but cant be seen day to day. Its fantastic to be able to help people,Ž Juarez said. There have been three different administrators who have sat in the chair he currently sits in, Marlin Hunter, Jody Smith and Lundberg. Everybody put the bug in my ear,Ž Juarez said. When Smith passed away, Juarez said people told him he should apply for the job, but it wasnt right for him at that time. I filled in for them,Ž Juarez said. Juarez was already doing the job of administrator, but lacked the title. So, he decided to apply for the position. I worked very hard to get my position,Ž Juarez said. Unlike administrators in other counties who serve only as the administrator, Juarez serves as the administrator, environmental health administrator and goes where ever he is needed that day. Thats the fun of being in a small place,Ž Juarez said. In a typical day, Juarez said he goes around to each area of his department to see where he can be of any help. Im not a physician, but I can do paperwork,Ž Juarez said. Juarez said because they are a staff of only 23 people, which “ ve years ago was more than double at 53, other members of the staff have taken on more responsibility and the director of nursing, Sherry Bramblett, also does not serve solely as an administrator. Shes hand-on,Ž Juarez said. Juarez describes Bramblett and the rest of his staff as very encouraging and loyal and said he is lucky to have them. Because the health departments budget comes mainly from the state and medicaid, Juarez must always stay abreast of what is happening in the legislature. I have to see if it affects us directly,Ž Juarez said. Juarez said legislators and politicians cant see the short term impact of some of their programs which hurts them in terms of funding health education programs. I cant tell you if I teach someone CPR he will save a life tomorrow,Ž Juarez said. Their budget of $1.8 million has taken cuts since 2006, he said. However, the department is still offering all the same services, it just has less appointments offered each day and the dental services are focused more on children and only a few adult appointments are offered. Medicaid pays for the doctor visits for mothers and children, as well as the dental program in the schools. Were not after paying customers,Ž Juarez said. Were only going after those who are not being seen by a private physician or dentist.Ž Juarez hopes to continue with the new programs that are offered at the local schools, including the dental services. Juarez hopes to be able to offer more health education to those in the community, including expanding diabetes classes. I believe that will be one of the largest issues we have,Ž Juarez said of diabetes. He also wants to spread the word more about the CPR clases that are held. Juarez said education is something that they can offer the most and can help people learn how to best protect themselves from a number of issues. This is where the health department will have the biggest impact, Juarez said. Juarez is in the process of creating commercials targeted to children to be aired at the schools during what they call the Today Show. Its neat,Ž Juarez said. In between announcing what there will be for lunch, there is a little reminder about using sunscreen.Ž Juarez said the health department offers services to everyone in the county, there is not one type of person they serve. The health department is here to serve the public,Ž Juarez said. Juarez can be reached at 926-0400 or by email at Padraic_Juarez@doh.state. ” .us.Pad Juarez is new health dept. administratorNew rule interpretation for septic tanks Pad Juarez Making the Gift In Memory or Honor ofTammy Alford Donnie AlfordBevis Funeral Home-Harvey-Young Chapel Donald H. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – 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 Sandy Cook, 16-year park manager now retired, was strongly opposed to the idea. The park service got it right 26 years ago with Wakulla Springs,Ž Cook said. Please dont change it now.Ž Jim Stevenson said there are other opportunities available for divers, including Emerald Sink, Clear Cut Sink and Cherokee Sink, and said the community and DEP had a moral obligation to keep Wakulla Springs pristine. If it aint broke, dont break it,Ž Stevenson said. Commissioner Lynn Artz said other activities could also be introduced in the park, but there are unintended consequences. Wakulla Springs is natures equivalent to the Sistine Chapel,Ž Artz said. Casey McKinlay, project director for the Woodville Karst Plain Project, which performs research dives in the springs, expressed his strong opposition to the proposal and said the reason divers want to dive Wakulla Springs is the exact reason it should be protected, because of its unique state and pristine condition. Wakulla is the soul of the community,Ž McKinlay said. Other divers spoke out against the proposal telling the audience of destruction to other springs they have seen, including graf“ ti in Jackson Blue. Al Shylkofski said there have been too many resources spent to protect the springs. How much is too much?Ž asked Shylkofyski. Whos responsible?Ž David Damon, who is also a diver, said, The spring is more important than our own thrill.Ž Cal Jamison, who was the former springs ambassador, felt the effort would only bene“ t a few and it would come at the expense of the spring. Rachael Jamison told DEP officials, Base your decision on the needs of the spring, not the wants of these people.Ž Those in support of the proposal felt divers, wildlife and other park visitors could co-exist and a proper management plan could be developed. It need not be either or,Ž said the Rev. John Spicer, president of the Wakulla County Dive Club, who pushed the proposal and met with upper management from the Florida Park Service in March about opening the Wakulla Springs to cave diving. Were asking for fair and equal access,Ž Spicer said. Divers also stressed their desire to keep Wakulla Springs pristine and untouched and that they do not tolerate vandalism or graf“ ti. In fact, when a diver carved his name into a wall of a particular cave, the cave diving community tracked the diver down and he was brought to justice. Several diving instructors spoke and said they teach respect for the environment and tell students to leave nothing but bubbles.Ž Ann Stanton felt it was unrealistic and unfair to believe that divers with WKPP would not do anything to damage the spring or break any laws, but there is the implication that other divers would. Stanton said it is against the law to take anything from the spring. She suggested video cameras be placed under water to catch possible thieves. Many opposed expressed safety concerns about diving to a depth of 300 feet. Many stating that diving to those depths is no longer considered recreational diving. However, those in support of the proposal stressed the importance of restrictive access, which would only allow divers with the necessary training to access certain areas. They also pointed out that divers with WKPP have managed to dive Wakulla Springs safely. There is no set timeframe for when DEP will makes its decision, said DEP Press Secretary Jennifer Diaz. Florida Park Service staff will compile a summary report of the meeting, as well as review the 142 letters that were received, 73 against the proposal and 69 in support. The decision will be based on what is best for the park, its resources and its visitors, said Lewis Scruggs, assistant chief of DEPs Of“ ce of Park Planning. All necessary reviews and research will take place before a “ nal decision is made,Ž Diaz said. If DEP chooses to move forward, they will begin the process of amending the parks unit management plan which will include a public workshop, and advisory group meeting and then the proposal would be submitted to the ARC who have the authority to approve or deny the proposal. If there is a lot of controversy surrounding the proposal, it would instead go to the governor and cabinet, according to Scruggs.DIVIDED OVER DIVING: Whether to allow diving at Wakulla Springs PHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSENDiver Gregg Stanton, above, has helped push the issue to open up diving at the spring. Madeleine Carr, below, spoke against access to the spring over its potential adverse impact on the waterway. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on February 21, 2012 at 5:00p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, FL 32327 to Consider: 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 Board of County Commissioners’ Office at (850) 926-0919 or TDD (850) 926-1201. JANUARY 26, 2012 Notice of Public Hearings Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record “les may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community Development Department located at 3095 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal any decision made with regard to this matter must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Of“ce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of“ce may be contacted at (850) 9260919 or TDD 926-7962.Concerning Large Scale Map Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map JANUARY 26, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record “les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 3095 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Of“ce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of“ce may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962. JANUARY 26, 2012 The City of St. Marks Board of Commissioners Election Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:00 am – 7:00 pmNOTICEThe City of St. Marks is 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 Of ce at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of ce may be contacted at (850) 925-6224. JANUARY 19, 26, 2012 FEBRUARY 2, 9, 2012Sign up to receive email notification of new public notices at FloridaPublicNotices.com

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Page 4A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com readers speak out Comment & OpinionThe 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 Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ..........................................jjensen@thewakullanews.net Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................lkinsey@thewakullanews.net Classi eds/Legals: Denise Folh ...........................classi eds@thewakullanews.net Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ................estanton@thewakullanews.net NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online:• From the Dock for Jan. 26 • Pamela Lawhon Evans obituary • Homeowners seek help with unpaved roads • Should diving be allowed at Wakulla Springs? • Edwards restructures county administration • Sopchoppy River bridge is repaired and reopened • Fire completely destroys home in Medart thewakullanews.comREADERS WRITE: Follow us on Letters to the editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. You can email it to editor@thewakullanews.net, mail it to P. O. Box 307, Crawfordville FL 32326 or drop it off at The News of“ ce, 3119-A Crawfordville Highway. Letters are published as space becomes available and must include the authors “ rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri“ cation purposes. Only the name and town will be published. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity.Domestic & Sexual Violence Call Refuge House: 926-9005 24 hour hotline: 681-2111From the IRIS GARDEN CLUB Crawfordvilles 8th Arbor Day Celebration … and tree-giveaway … at Hudson Park on Saturday attracted more than 600 people and found homes for more than 1,800 trees. Event organizers and attendees alike deemed the event a success. Each festival goer could choose one free tree from among the following: river birch, bald cypress, southern red oak, turkey oak, basket oak, sugarberry, pignut hickory, parsley hawthorn, ” atwoods plum, chickasaw plum, persimmon, fringe tree, dogwood, and chinkapin. The young trees were all in pots and most were several feet tall. After noon, people could take additional trees for a requested donation of $3 per tree. In addition, the Florida Forest Service gave away 1,000 longleaf pine seedlings. By the festivals end at 1 p.m., fewer than 200 trees remained. Families took advantage of the warm weather to enjoy the music and festivities, sample the food and Iris Garden Clubs baked goods, and view the many exhibits and vendor booths. Two lucky raf” e winners walked off with beautiful, large trees … a rusty blackhaw donated by Just Fruits & Exotics and a Shumard Oak donated by Purple Martin Nursery. Children were eager to go home and plant their new trees. Several people reported that the tree they obtained at last years celebration was thriving and now 4-5 feet tall. Jeannie Brodhead, President of the Iris Garden Club, and Lynn Artz, founder and co-coordinator of the annual Arbor Day Celebration, are already planning what kinds of trees to order for 2014. Members of the Iris Garden Club soon will be potting hundreds of bare root trees to give away at the 2013 Arbor Day celebration. Editor, The News: The family of the late Estella Hazel Greene would like to thank you for your prayers, phone calls, cards, ” owers, food, etc. in our time of bereavement. May God continue to bless you and your family. The family of Estella Hazel Greene Editor, The News: Attention Wakulla Grouper Fishermen! If you are a Recreational Grouper Fisherman who enjoys Gag Grouper “ shing in our Big Bend State waters, pay close attention, take action now, and pass this on to your “ shing friends. Under a proposed FWC Rule Change, the hundreds of small boat (17-22 foot) Grouper Fishers who historically enjoy Spring and Fall shallow water grouper “ shing in State waters (out to nine miles) will no longer be able to do so. Virtually all of the legal Gag Grouper leave these shallow state waters during the hot summer months and travel great distances from shore where small boaters cannot safely go. NOAA Fisheries wants the FWC (which has total jurisdiction over state waters) to have state Gag Grouper season coincide with the Federal season which starts in July after all legal Grouper have left our state waters. We are asking FWC to consider an exemption for the shallow state waters of Apalachee Bay and the Big Bend and to continue to allow the traditional spring and fall season for Gags in state waters. There is already an exemption for Monroe County in the Keys. Please E-MAIL the COMMISSIONERS at Commissioners@MyFWC.com or attend this important meeting at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy Auditoriom on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 a.m. Alan Lamarche Shell Point Editor, The News: When snow begins to melt its white cloak dissolves and reveals an ugly mess. We dont get that phenomenon around here. Instead January rolls around and the grape vines that shroud our trees are bare, leaves turned from golden garlands just a few weeks ago into a shriveled heap. Dogwoods are bare with even the red berries all gobbled up by the voracious robins as they migrated through. What is left behind is an unsightly mess. Peeking from beneath the bared vines are bottles, plastic cups, fast food cups, styrofoam galore, aluminum cans, someones hastily discarded narcotics scale, CDs, unused package of condoms (always a good “ nd for the jokes it evokes), large empty bags of corn feed that must have come from hunters who left the carcass behind. The bones are all that remain. So teams of people take notice of the roadside mess. Last Saturday the average age of the group picking up trash along Wakulla Springs road was 66 years. There was a lot of garbage: All revealed in its startling ugliness to a bunch of retirees who have been keeping that public road through the state park clean for years. We started when we were younger. My vision has been that younger people would eventually “ nd it in themselves to stop their disgusting behavior. As they grow older, my vision was that they would either join us picking up, or stop throwing trash out of their cars. How disheartening, then, to drive home after three hours of picking up, to see the next litter pickup already in the making. Just take a look at your roads. Get outside, get some exercise and pick up a plastic grocery bag full of litter at the end of your day. Your body probably needs it. And your children will have a role model. Thank you. I am going skiing (NOT). Madeleine H. Carr Crawfordville PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSLooking at trees at the Arbor Day Festival.Arbor Day was a success People wait in line for trees at the Arbor Day event at Hudson Park.Stop littering roadsides … help clean it up Gag Grouper exemption is being sought Candidate Hasner visits CrawfordvilleEditor, The News: Adam Hasner is hoping to become the newest Senator from Florida. Adam Hasner had breakfast at Myra Jeans in Crawfordville on Monday morning, Jan 23, with members of the public. Adam will be visiting every county in Florida during his campaign before the August primary. Adam Hasner is lifelong Republican deeply committed to limited government, free markets, American values and a strong national defense. Adam was “ rst elected in 2002 to serve as a parttime state legislator representing Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Serving alongside Marco Rubio in the Florida House for six years, in 2007, Adam was selected by then-Speaker Rubio to serve as Majority Leader for the Republican caucus, a position he held for four years until being term-limited from office in 2010. Adam has a lifetime AŽ rating from the National Rifle Association, a 98% rating from the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and is a winner of the Christian Coalition of Floridas Faith and Family Award. In 2010, well before the issue became part of national headlines, Adam led the House Republicans in demanding the United States Congress pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and then served as the founding national Co-Chairman of the citizen action group, Pass The Balanced Budget Amendment. Adam is endorsed by FreedomWorks and Concerned Women for America, and by national conservative voices Mark Levin, Erick Erickson of RedState. com and Monica Crowley of Fox News. Adams visit is a great honor and shows his commitment to every county in Florida, both large and small. Adam has proven he deserves to be seriously considered during the forthcoming election season. Ed Brimner Chairman Wakulla Republican Executive Commitee Ed Brimner and Adam Hasner outside Myra Jeans.Sponsorships o ered for Valentine FestivalEditor, The News:The Rotary Club of Wakulla is making plans for the 14th annual Rotary Valentine Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11. This event will attract thousands of friends and neighbors along with many folks from outside our area. Over the past decade, the Rotary Valentine Celebration has allowed the Wakulla Rotary Club to donate more than $150,000 to local charities that work to improve the lives of people right here in Wakulla County. The Valentine Celebration will kick off with Breakfast in the Park at 8 a.m. The Valentine Parade begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by the Celebration in Hudson Park. The Celebration features live entertainment, food and craft vendors and carnival rides. Festivities culminate with a raf” e for a $1,000 cash prize at 3 p.m. Sponsors enjoy many benefits for their support, including mentions in The Wakulla News and the Wakulla Area Times. Its the partnership between Rotarians which has made the Valentine Day Celebration so successful and such fun over the past decade. Please choose to be a sponsor and help us continue raising funds to brighten the future of Wakulla County. Jo Ann Palmer Chairperson Valentine Celebration & Parade Doug Jones President Wakulla Rotary Club Family appreciates support in time of loss

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Born July 5, 1925, in Bronx, New York, Robert Charles Carter, passed away the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 16, to join his lifetime love, Irene. Survivors include his “ ve devoted children: Debbie Schuck, Chris Carter (Patti McMullen), Nancy Byington, Cassie Tucker (Richard), Becky Leckinger and nine grandchildren. He grew up in New York City during the depression along with three sisters: Marge Bertolas, Gladys Dalton and Ruth Stephany. He was the eternal optimist, always seeing the glass as half full. Not having sufficient vision and being able to join the regular service, he instead served during World War II with the American Field Service and the Merchant Marines. Upon his return he met his true love and wife of 61 years, Irene. They would move out of the city to Albany, N.Y., where they both worked at the Veterans Administration hospital. While having “ ve children, Bob continued to earn his Masters Degree at New York City College. He then began teaching at Russell Sage College, paving the way for male nurses. The Carter family moved to Tallahassee in 1970 as Bob accepted a Professor position at the Florida State University School of Nursing. He pioneered the clinical program for Psychiatric Nursing at Chattahoochee State Hospital. In his retirement Bob continued to serve his community, volunteering with the Wakulla Literacy program, at the Panacea Health Clinic, at the TMH emergency room and at the TMH Womans Pavilion, particularly enjoying the baby cuddling. Positive, even as he faced Parkinsons and Irenes battle with cancer, Bobs motto was to “ nd laughter daily and spread it around. He will be dearly missed but left an impression in our hearts forever. Special thanks to the staff of Elder Care Day Center, Seven Hills and Big Bend Hospice for caring for our loving Dad. A gathering of friends and family was held on Jan. 19, at Abbey Funeral Home. A celebration of Bobs life was held on Jan. 20, at Abbey Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.abbeyfh. com. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Page 5Areligious views and eventsChurchP.E. ‘Gene’ Carpenter Robert Charles Carter Nancy Quinn Ford Carl Eugene Hallstrom Theresa Doris Lamy Amos Leonard Jr. Ellis MacArthur ‘Mac’ Oaks Ruby Lee Snyder Bonnie DuBose ThorntonObituaries Church NewsMedart Area Crawfordville Area Sopchoppy Wakulla Worship Centers Coastal Wakulla Station 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) Sopchoppy United Methodist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall850-962-2511 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 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 Sunday School for Adults & Children10:30am Worship Service Nursery available850-745-8412 3383 Coastal HighwayChrist Church AnglicanThursday 10:30 am Adult Bible Study Wednesday 6:00 pm Supper and Children, Youth and Adult Bible ClassesThe Rev. John Spicer, RectorSunday Crawfordville United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Shockley 926-7209Ochlockonee & Arran Road Come Grow With UsŽ www.crawfordville-umc.orgSunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 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 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 1s t Ochlockonee BayUnited Methodist ChurchSunday Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall(850) 984-0127 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 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.orgWe’re Here to Share the Journey... Amos Leonard Jr., of Winter Haven, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, in Tallahassee with his family by his side. Born in Sylacauga, Ala., on June 5, 1930, he received a B.S. from Alabama State College for Negroes and a Masters from FAMU. He was certi“ ed in Florida and Alabama as a Teacher and taught at Shadeville High School, Bartow, Auburndale and Union Academy High Schools. He retired in 95 having only missed 35 days of work. After retirement, he volunteered at Jenkins Middle School then traveled with his lovely wife to 11 different countries and many states within the U.S. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Treasurer of the Voters League in Polk County. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Napier Leonard and her children, Bennie, Annie, Paul Jr., Richard, Nathaniel, Jamira, Jamera, and Avalon; four siblings, Annie, Ophelia, John and Frank; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and students who will cherish his memory. Funeral service was held on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the St. Paul MBC in Pierce with burial at at Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow.Amos Leonard Jr. Robert C. CarterNancy Quinn Ford, 52, of Crawfordville passed away Monday, Jan. 16, in Gainesville. She was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and was a Baptist. Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, George Ford Jr.; one daughter, Linda Voyles (husband Derek); brothers, John Quinn, James Quinn and Michael Quinn; two sisters, Kathy Rollins and Karen Willett; two grandchildren, Karen and Natalie. Nancy Q. FordCarl Eugene Hallstrom, 87, of Lanark Village, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister and served as the Chaplain for the American Legion in Carrabelle. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and other decorations and citations for his service. He was predeceased by his wife, Glenda Louise Hallstrom. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Carrabelle, with Pastor Mark Mercer and Pastor James Chunn of“ ciating. Interment took place at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Survivors include his son, Larry (Jeannie) Hallstrom of Crawfordville; a sister, Mary Arlene Rose of El Paso, Texas; “ ve grandchildren, and six great-granchildren. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home 850559-3380. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralhome.net.Carl E. HallstromEllis MacArthur MacŽ Oaks, 69, of Spring Creek passed away Thursday, Jan. 19. He was the son of Ellis and Mattie Lee Martin Oaks. He was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. He enjoyed “ shing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He was the former owner of Town & Country Painting and Repair. A memorial service will be held at the home of his niece (116 Blueberry Lane, Crawfordville) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Survivors include his daughters, Debra Thompson of Crawfordville and Antoinette Oaks of Spring Creek; son, Ellis M. Oaks Jr. of Tallahassee; brothers, Theo Oaks, Ernest Oaks and Tommy Oaks all of Crawfordville, Johnny Oaks of Land-O-Lakes, and Bobby Oaks of Lakeland; three grandchildren, and “ ve greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Annette Smith Oaks. Arrangements are under the care and direction of FORBES FUNERAL HOME 850-559-3380. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralhome.net.Ellis M. ‘Mac’ OaksHallowed Be Thy Name Church of God will be hosting a Unity of Churches Service at Hudson Park on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. All churches and the community are welcome to attend. This is a casual event and you are welcome to bring your lawn chairs. For questions and additional information, please contact Tongela Davis at (850) 321-7275. The Bob Jones University Brass Choir will present a program of familiar sacred music at Central Baptist Church of Crawfordville on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and also on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. for the Providence Christian Academy chapel service. Directed by Paul Jantz, longtime faculty member and trombone instructor at BJU, the brass choir will perform beautiful arrangements of great hymns of the faith centering on the themes of praise and redemption. Mr. Jantz also serves as the director of Musical Activities and director of the Brass Program in the Universitys School of Fine Arts and Communication. Central Baptist Church is located at the intersection of 10 Powell Lane & Shadeville Road. The public is cordially invited to attend. Call (850) 926-2456 or 274-1583 for more information. Radical Restoration Ministries Outreach will host a giveaway on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. We will be giving away clothing and free lunch. Also, we have our monthly food bank for anyone in need of food. Please come out and enjoy fun and fellowship with us. We are located at 1370 Coastal Highway in Panacea. The Happy Christians, a gospel singing group, will be performing at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 165 Friendship Church Road, in Medart at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. Everyone is welcome to attend. Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church will hold a youth fundraiser on Saturday Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a yard sale beginning at 9 a.m. and a hamburger dinner from noon to 2 p.m. The hamburger dinner will feature super good burgers, roasted potatoes, cole slaw, and cake all for $8. The church is located at 2780 Surf Road in Ochlockonee Bay.Unity of Churches event set Sunday Bob Jones Brass Choir will perform Giveaway slated at Radical Restoration The Happy Christians set at Friendship PB Youth fundraiser at Ochlockonee Bay UMCThe Fifth Sunday Union meeting of the Old West Florida Primitive Baptist Churches will be held at St. John P.B. Church in Medart. Elder Raymond Sanders Jr. is host pastor.Fifth Sunday meeting set at St. John PBObituariesContinued on Page 6A

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Page 6A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our communityCommunityP.E. GeneŽ Carpenter, 86, of Crawfordville passed quietly on Thursday, Jan. 19. Born in Harrah, Okla., on Jan. 17, 1926, he graduated from Harrah High School as the class Valedictorian. During World War II, he worked for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City where he assisted with the design and manufacture of C-47 Skytrain airplanes. After the war, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society. He graduated with honors from OU in 1950. He worked for the Oklahoma Highway Department until 1961, when he went to work for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and worked for that organization until his retirement in 1986. From 1971 to 1986 Gene was the FHWA Division Administrator for Florida. In that position he oversaw such projects as the construction of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa and the Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys. After retirement Gene spent his years at his home at Shell Point, relaxing, “ shing, and enjoying life on the Gulf Coast to the fullest. Survivors include his son, Thomas (Marsha) of Broom-P.E. ‘Gene’ CarpenterBonnie DuBose Thornton, 80, of Crawfordville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, after a long illness at Eden Springs Nursing Home in Medart. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church in Perry. In lieu of ” owers donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 302 N. Jefferson Street, Perry FL 32347 (850-584-3028). Survivors include one son, Bill DuBose (Debbie) of Crawfordville; two daughters, Denise DuBose and Debbie Sinclair (Pete) of Tallahassee; and grandchildren, Lindsey DuBose, Leah DuBose of Orlando, Michael DuBose and Morgan Sinclair. Graveside services were held Jan. 21 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Perry. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com)Bonnie D. ThorntonRuby Lee Snyder passed away Monday, Jan. 16, in Tallahassee. She was born in Greensboro in 1922. Her family, the Wells and Greens, established the settlement of Greensboro. At 21, she joined the U.S. Army and worked in a medical lab. After World War II she was diagnosed with tuberculosis and received an honorable medical discharge. She then attended the University of Georgia. Before graduation she married Frank Snyder. After graduation, they moved to Toccoa, Ga., where her husband owned a company that made lacquer for furniture. In 1984 they moved to Wakulla County to live on property they had purchased years earlier. Her husband died in 1998. She was a member of Ochlockonee Bay Methodist Church and was a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, the Senior Center, Sopchoppy Homemakers, Garden Club and Academic Boosters Scholarship Program and United Methodist Women of Ochlockonee Bay. At 89, Ms. Snyder was not physically strong as in prior years but her desire to help others and her love and compassion for her community was as strong as ever. Visitation was held Jan. 19 at Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church. Graveside services were held Jan. 20 at West Sopchoppy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Wakulla, 940 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville FL 32327 or to the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville FL 32327. Survivors include a Ruby Lee SnyderTheresa DorisŽ Whritenour Lamy, 82, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, after suffering with gall bladder cancer. She was born on Dec. 23, 1929 in West Milford, N.J. She was a graduate of Butler High School and was married to the late Joseph Lamy. She moved to Crawfordville from St. Petersburg in 1999 to be closer to her daughter, Jo Ann Daniels. Miss DorisŽ as she was fondly known, volunteered at Wakulla Middle School before taking a position at Wakulla High in the school cafeteria. She loved being around the students who often referred to her as their favorite lunchroom lady. Doris was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies Circle. She also belonged to CHAT in support of the Wakulla County Animal Shelter. Visitation will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28th at the church, with burial following at the St. Elizabeth Cemetery. A luncheon reception for all family and friends will follow in the church hall. In lieu of ” owers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 2889-C Crawfordville, FL 32327. Survivors include her children: Dudley Lamy (Blythe) of Clearwater, Jo Ann Daniels (Lloyd) of Crawfordville, David Lamy (Norma) of Largo, Debra DeLigio (Lorenzo) of Spring Hill, Blanche Bono (Mark) of Dunedin and Joseph Lamy of Kenneth City; grandchildren are Lloyd Daniels III, Karen Taylor, James Daniels, Josie Daniels, Meghan Daniels, Patricia Wolf, Mike Lamy, Norman Lamy, Amanda Vassilakos, Valerie Pahlkotter, and Justin High; great-grandchildren are Legion Taylor, Ronin Taylor, Alyssa Lamy, Alex Vassilakos, Kayla Vassilakos, and Mason Theresa D. LamyPahlkotter, and her sisters, Kathleen Mabey of New York, Shirley Turse of New York, Mary Decker of New Jersey, and Carol Van Splinter also of New Jersey. Bevis Funeral Home in Crawfordville is in charge of the arrangements. (850-926333) or bevisfh.com) daughter, Sheryl Snyder; a granddaughter, Marilyn Smith (Bill); and great-granddaughters, Jenna Smith and Kara Smith; nieces, Cheryll Olah and Dianne Marquis; a nephew, Ray Willis; daughter-in-law, Polly Snyder; caregivers, Joyce Ann Davis and Debbie Olah; as well as her many friends that were her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Snyder; by her parents, Steve Edwards and Edra Wells Edwards; by a son, Lynn Snyder; by her sisters, Doris Evans and Juanita Marshall; and by a brother, Steve Edwards Jr. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com)ObituariesContinued from Page 5A “ eld, Colo.; daughter, Shelley (Monte) of Crawfordville; grandson, James of Denver, Colo.; granddaughter, Kelly of Ft. Lauderdale; sister, Anna Lilac Swihart of Canon City, Colo.; best friend, Becky Jones of Crawfordville; and his constant and loyal companions, rescue dogs Mac, a cocker spaniel, and Bart. a miniature dachshund. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Grey Carpenter; and his sister, Crystal Merritt. In lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Heart Association or CHAT (Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment) of Wakulla, 1 Oak St., Crawfordville FL 32327 He will be interred at the columbarium at All Souls Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City.Weltman weds FeigelesMichael Weltman of Crawfordville and Michelle Feigeles of Cleveland, Ohio, were married on Nov. 27 in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple had a traditional Jewish ceremony with the wedding held in Beachwood, Ohio, and the reception was held in Burton, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Claire and Joseph Feigeles of Cleveland. The groom is the son of June and Ken Kiner of Cleveland. She is a graduate of Kent State University and was formerly with Nordstrom. He has an Master of Business Administration from Mercer University and a bachelors degree in management from Florida State University. He is the Florida sales manager of First Bank. The couple will take a honeymoon to the Bahamas in the spring. They live in Crawfordville. Michelle Feigeles and Michael WeltmanBirth announcementsWill and Stephanie Raker, of Sopchoppy, announce the birth of their son Christopher Wyatt Raker on Oct. 12 at Capital Regional Medical Center. He was 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.5-inches long. He has an older sister, Courtney, who is 7. His maternal grandparents are Erick and Sue Pena of Tallahassee. His paternal grandparents are Billy and Jennifer Raker of Sopchoppy. His great-grandparents are Cliff and Ruth Harper.Christopher W. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Page 7Aeducation news from local schoolsSchool Danna Richardson holds her trophy and dictionary alongside Superintendent David Miller and runner-up Giselle Almanzar.Special to The NewsThe Wakulla District Spelling Bee was held Friday, Jan. 13 at Shadeville Elementary School. Danna Richardson, a seventh grader at Wakulla Middle, won in the ninth round spelling the word scampiŽ correctly. Giselle Almanzar, a “ fth grader at Riversprings Elementary, was the runner up. The Wakulla News was a sponsor for the annual event and presented a MerriamWebster Collegiate dictionary to the winner.Danna Richardson wins district spelling beeSPECIAL TO THE NEWSDeadline to sign up for summer trip is March 4By SUZANNE CAMPThe deadline to sign up for a summer trip to Costa Rica is March 4. This trip is led by Bob Wallace, an experienced traveler and teacher at Wakulla High School, through the tour company Explorica. The trip, which is from June 11-20, is open to students and adults, ninth grade and older. Participants will fly out of Tallahassee to San Jose Costa Rica and go see the Poas Volcano. The following day includes a trip to the city engulfed by clouds, Montaverde, which is home to many magni“ cent creatures such as quetzals, which are one of the worlds most beautiful birds. If school is in session, there will be an opportunity to visit and donate school supplies to the children. After that, there will be a zip line tour through the rainforest, which is in one of the worlds greatest wildlife preserves. Participants will visit the Santa Elena Biological reserve and see spider monkeys and other animals. There will be a horseback ride through the rainforest and nature lovers can also plant a tree in the rainforest. The group will travel to coastal Puntarenas and enjoy free time at the beach. The following day, guests will take a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. Manuel Antonio includes 12 islands and is known for its white sands and variety of wild life. Participants will travel to the artistic village of Sarchi on the way to San Jose for shopping and viewing the sights. On the last full day, there will be a river rafting adventure on the most popular river in Costa Rica. Anyone signing up in January can save $75 by using the code voyager75.Ž The cost of the trip is $2,346 for students age 22 and younger. The price for participants age 23 and older is $2,791. The price includes airfare, hotels, transportation, entrance to exhibits and activities and three meals per day. To sign up, go to www. explorica.com, click on the students or parents tab and select to sign up for a tour. The tour center ID is Wallace-3313. Follow the signup instructions from there. Teachers and employee of the month announcedSpecial to The NewsThe January Teachers of the Month are Shadeville Elementary Schools Kerry Adams and Wakulla High Schools Coach Scott Klees. The Employee of the Month is Human Resource Departments Cindy Jones. Superintendent David Miller and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the optimism and compassion these employees bring to the District, as well as the enthusiasm they display on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they serve. Kerry Adams has been teaching “ fth grade inclusion at Shadeville Elementary School since 2008. Adams is a Flagler College graduate who originally began her career in Leon County. After purchasing a house in Wakulla County and then following her sisters advice to apply in Wakulla County, she did and was hired by Principal Susan Brazier. Adams grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from Lincoln High School. She is inspired each day by knowing that she could be the one person to make a positive difference in a childs life. Adams shares, What I love most about my job is watching the students that enter my classroom learn, change and grow over the course of a school year and knowing that I had a part in that experience. I feel truly blessed to be a part of such an outstanding school district. I cant even imagine a life in teaching outside of our county. The leadership and team mentality makes teaching here an experience that is incomparable to any other. There is a reason Wakulla County schools shine, and I am thankful to be a part of this phenomenal team.Ž Adams is actively involved in the total school program. She either leads or helps with the Sunshine Committee, Spelling Bee, Safety Patrol, Yearbook and Science Curriculum. Principal Susan Brazier adds, Mrs. Adams creates a warm, nurturing yet challenging learning environment in which her students show great gains academically and socially. I appreciate the positive and cheerful manner she brings to our school and her classroom. She is part of the dynamic ESE Inclusion Team and does a great job incorporating technology into her lessons. Mrs. Adams is a dedicated member of the “ fth grade team and an outstanding educator.Ž Coach Scott Klees, Wakulla High Schools head football and weightlifting coach and PE teacher, is also a Wakulla County School District Teacher of the Month for January. Coach Klees has served the students of Wakulla County for almost a decade beginning as the War Eagle Defensive Coordinator in 2002. Prior to coaching in Wakulla County, he coached for seven years in Monroe County. He graduated from North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, attended Valdosta State University and graduated from FSU with a Bachelors degree in Child Development. Klees plays a vital role in the development of the character in each of his students. Klees is highly competitive and works far beyond his required hours. He adds, Watching my boys experience the opportunity of reaching the State Football Finals this year has been very rewarding.Ž Principal Mike Crouch shares, Coach Klees passion for the game of football is far outweighed by his passion for his students to become great young men and women. He is an advocate for his students. He always wants what is best for his students. It is a privilege to have Scott Klees on the faculty at WHS. Many students will remember him the rest of their lives because he taught them life lessons that go far beyond high school.Ž The January Employee of the Month is the District Human Resources Secretary, Cindy Jones. She has worked with the Wakulla County School District since 2007. She brought experience as a manager and owner of a dry cleaner business, a secretary at St. Marks Powder Company and customer service representative at Wakulla Bank with her. Ms. Jones, a product of the Wakulla County School System, has a benevolent heart for people. No matter what challenges she encounters, she handles it with grace and courage. Ms. Jones is a hard-worker, a solution seeker, a considerate high-energy team member who is making a positive difference. Those traits coupled with her enthusiasm and eternal optimism make her a perfect fit for Human Resources,Ž said Karen Wells, executive director of Human Resources. Jones notes facilitating people with employment as the most rewarding part of her job. She adds, Times are so hard now on both sides of the fence, employee and employer, so anything we can do to ease the pressures and make life a little easier makes me feel like I contributed in a positive way.Ž Wells said, Cindy strives, every day, to learn and enhance her skills.Ž Jones has obtained training and certification in FDLE “ ngerprinting, Florida DOE certi“ cation, Florida Public Record Requests, Microsoft of“ ce programs, forms control, data entry, job fair recruiting, notary, state surveys and more. Jones notes, From the very beginning of my employment with the school district, I have never stopped being amazed at the dedication, professionalism and genuine commitment to each other and to the students I have seen with the faculty and staff. We are a family, a team, who work hard and laugh hard most days.Ž Wells adds, It is easy to imagine Cindy Jones as a War Eagle cheerleader. She is a natural supporter and advocates for people whose lives she touches. Theres a familiar saying, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Each day the re” ection we see in Cindy includes encouragement, creativity, resourcefulness and compassion. She is very deserving of this recognition.Ž Kerry Adams Scott Klees Cindy JonesLocals families sought for student exchange programWorld Heritage Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, nonpro“ t, public-bene“ t organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Republics. Students are already awaiting word on their host families for the 2012-13 academic school year. Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager living thousands of miles from home. Couples, single parents and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to apply. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before the 2012-13 school year begins and each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to bear his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. If you are interested, please call local Area Representative Susanne Spell at 294-5496 or 1-800-888-9040 (toll free). Please also visit our website at www.whhosts.com. World Heritage is a non-pro“ t, tax exempt, public bene“ t organization. It is of“ cially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State. Classes$20 each from 6 -9 p.m. at the TCC Wakulla Center February 20 Ecotourism Business Basics February 28 North Florida Trees March 14 Weather and Tides March 19 Wakulla Landscape March 21 Florida Archaeology & Pre-history Field Trips$40 each on Saturdays Times vary February 25 St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge March 3 River Ecosystems/Tree ID March 17 Kayaking March 24 Fort San Marcos March 31 Leon SinksWakulla Ecotourism InstituteExplore the natural history of the Big Bend area and learn the basics of starting a nature-based business with TCCs ecotourism classes and guided eld trips. Or take the entire 90hour Green Guide Certication Program for only $320! For the complete class schedule or more information, call(850) 922-6290or visitworkforce.tcc..edu/WakullaTCC is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access campus. Visit www.tcc..edu for full statement. 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By LORI SANDGRENCheerleader CoachJV and Varsity Cheerleaders become a competitive team in July working for the same goal … to make it to the STATE competition. We hired a professional choreographer from South Florida to teach their competition routine and dif“ cult level stunts to the team in July, as well as attended the hardest cheer camp at UGA this summer. Every bit of their focus has been on STATE. The team practiced every day working on this routine and mastering the dif“ culty level we needed to get there. The challenge of being a cheer team in a rural area is tough. Other public schools (down south) come to our competitions with so much more access to gyms and tumbling classes than our girls. It does not stop our team … they work that much harder to compete with the best. Day after day, the team works, getting bruises, kicked in the head, hurting themselves for this goal. Whoever said cheerleading was not a contact sport hasnt been to my practices. The team realized from last year their weak levels were two things: dif“ culty in stunts and tumbling. As a group, they made the decision to drive to Tallahassee to get private coached on tumbling skills once a week. The ability to do dif“ cult stunts would come over time. The team has been faithful. They have put serious time into this routine, and it does not happen overnight. Last Saturday, we competed in Regionals in Perry. We were NOT competing with another team … we were competing with a score. The score needed to be a minimal score to be allowed to compete at the STATE level. At Perry, The team BLEW away the judges. They rocked it! They went out there and hit every stunt and tumbling pass they were supposed to. I could not have been more proud! At the end of their performance, the fans were standing on their feet cheering. Florida State University squad was competition for their score in Perry as well. At one time, I looked over and FSU was on their feet screaming for our team. EVERYONE in the place was cheering. Needless to say, our team made that score and received the Judges Choice Award.Ž This award is ONLY given to four high schools in the state of Florida. On Monday, the teams in the state of Florida who have made the STATE ScoreŽ will travel down to Daytona Beach to compete. Not every cheer team gets to go to STATE.....you MUST make the score. Friday night at 7:55 p.m. and Saturday at 10:55 a.m., our team will be competing for the STATE title in Super Varsity Co-ed division. Friday night is 25 percent of our score and Saturday is 75 percent of our score. It is a BIG honor to have made it to STATE, but I know our team, and they want to WIN it. I know I went on longer than needed, but I am so PROUD! These girls deserve praise. Win or lose, I am so proud of them for coming this far and for the commitment they have showed to their school. Editors Note: The cheer team won the state title at the competition. Page 8A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team viewsSports Special to The NewsThe War Eagle wrestling team traveled to Mosely High School for the Panhandle Championships Jan. 20 and 21. The team had an outstanding tournament performance and came home with the “ rst place trophy, 45 points ahead of the second placed team, Gulf Breeze. Wakulla had seven wrestlers advance to the “ nal round with “ ve emerging as champions: Zack Malik (113), Bill Morgan (120), James Douin (170), Cole Woofter (220) and Chris Grif“ n (HW). Claiming second place were Kevon White (132) and Travis Hinsey (138) with Joshua Douin (106) coming in third, Luke Taylor (182) placing fourth, Drew DeLong (160) placing “ fth and Keith Godden (195) placing sixth. Cole Woofter was voted outstanding heavyweight wrestler by the tournament coaches. The JV team wrestled on Saturday with a strong showing on the mat. Cody Davis (126) earned second place going 3-1 for the tournament and Devin Grif“ n (220) placed “ rst. Coach Will Pafford was pleased with the teams performance. The boys were focused and wrestled well,Ž said Pafford. We continue to work toward our goal of winning District and competing at Regionals.Ž The team will wrestle at Godby High School in the City Championships on Friday, Jan. 27. War Eagle cheerleaders: sitting, Hailee Clark, Holly Harper, India Harris, Charity Wilson, Macy Allen, Leann Griner; next row, Baylee Baze, Harley Hammon, Kala Pickett, Sara Mathis, Brianna Gubala, Mary Warren Adkison Captain, Becca Pearce, Corban Scott, Makayla Payne; third row, Erica Harrell, Ashley Stevens, Maddie Champany, Bobbi Broome, Brooke Edwards Captain, Lori Sandgren Coach, Bethany Evans Coach, Jacey Todd, Kiresten Parrish, Brittany Herald, Crystal Posey, Gabby Azzarito; back row, Leah Kennedy, Alyssa Crum, Haley Hurst, Brandon Dawkins, Cedar Carter, Cary Mathers, Sydney Russ.SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCHEERLEADINGA look behind the state winWRESTLINGPanhandle Champions!Babe Ruth Baseball registration will be Saturday, Feb. 4, and Saturday, Feb. 11. Registrations will take place at the recreation park in Medart from 8 a.m. to noon on both dates. Players age 13-15 are eligible to play Babe Ruth.BASEBALLBabe Ruth registration is Feb. 4, 11 Wakullas Takija Knight, far right, Bryson Beverly, center and Patrick Harvey, left, break up a West Gadsden scoring attempt late in the game. West Gadsden would prevail, 68-47. Basketball PHOTO BY PAT FAHERTY/GADSDEN COUNTY TIMES WAKULLA COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT2012 SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATIONSaturdays, Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 SPORTAGEFEE T-BALL MINOR LEAGUE4&5$40.00 T-BALL MAJOR LEAGUE6&7$40.00 PITCHING MACHINE LEAGUE7&8$45.00 WAKULLA CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE Minor *9&10$95.00 WAKULLA CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE Major*11&12$95.00 (All Cal Ripken players must attend the Skills Assessment being conducted during registration times. Please bring your child with baseball gearglove, batting helmet and bat to registration so he may run, throw, catch and hit.) 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Page 9Aoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsIts hard to believe Ive been writing this fishing report for 20 years. It seems like I just started. I just dont know where time goes. When the Phillips family owned the newspaper, I had just gotten laid off from IBM and was feeling sorry for myself and just mopping around the house doing nothing. I didnt have anything to do, so one day I called them up and asked if they would be interested in having someone write a “ shing report for the paper. They had a report but it was not much. They said, send us a sample of what you would write, and the rest is history. Ive tried to do one every week and I know there have been a few times when I wasnt able to get one in the paper and sometimes its just hard to “ nd something to put in there, especially when “ sh just arent biting. To get to the point, starting this week, I am going to be putting an article in the paper every other week. I just got off the phone with Kenny at Shell Island Fish Camp and he said “ shing down around the river was pretty slow. Some trout and reds are being caught but not many folks are “ shing. He said they are still having live shrimp delivered every other day. JR said the fishing around the Aucilla is fairly good though most of the “ sh are being caught in the creeks. He said he and a friend went on Monday of last week and caught seven nice trout and a red in the river using Mirrolures and the Gulp Jerk Shad. He went back the day after the real cold day last week, knowing they would have their limit in a short while, and said he didnt get a bite. Right now most people are “ shing the creeks with shallow diving lures, Catch 2000s and the Gulp. He said yesterday he weighed a 27-inch red that weighted 9.25 pounds, which is a heavy 27-inch red. He said by the looks of the stomach it probably had a big ol mullet in there. Capt. David Fife has been getting his limit of trout about every time he goes. Hes been “ shing the Catch 2000 around the oyster bars and “ shing them as slow as he can. Hes not “ nding any “ sh concentrated and he has to “ sh a bunch of bars. He did say some reds were caught up in the creek but not many. They were caught on live shrimp and mud minnows. Capt. Randy Peart said he has been fishing the Ochlockonee River up around the State Park and the holes in the Sopchoppy River and catching lots of trout and reds. Most of the trout are under the slot but there are plenty of them. He said they are concentrated and if you can “ nd one there are gonna be plenty more with them. I had some people from Athens, Ga., who wanted to come down and “ sh Friday and Saturday so I told them I would try to get out and see if it would be worth even coming down. I “ shed for about two or three hours and on the last of the rising tide, on a bar near Piney Island I found some nice trout. I caught about nine “ sh in one spot and all but two were legal and the last one I caught was close to 20 inches. I was “ shing a .25-ounce lead head and a pearl white Gulp. The “ sh were right on the bottom and the bite was extremely light. After checking the weather forecast for Friday I called and told them to put the trip off until later on. The wind is supposed to blow at 20 knots and there is a possibility of rain. Go “ gure, its the weekend. Remember, in February the limit on reds changes to two “ sh and also trout season continues to be open. There arent many folks going offshore since gag grouper is still closed. They did change red grouper limit to four and there are plenty of big sea bass out there right now. Remember to know your limits and leave that ” oat plan with someone. Good luck and good “ shing! From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Fish are mostly in the creeksI was out in the refuge on Monday, Jan. 16. I got there at Stony Bayou Pool No. 1 at the small craft boat ramp, parked, and at 6:35 started walking due east. It was a lovely predawn morning, with a waning moon high in the sky, poking through light fluffy clouds. At 7:35, I reached the bay at the junction of Stony Bayou No. 2 and 3 right at sunrise. I had hoped to be a little farther east along the dike separating Stony Bayou No. 3 from the bay as the sun appeared, then turn and head west with the rising sun behind me. This would give me perfect lighting for using my spotting scope and/or binoculars. And this I did, but I could tell instantly that continuing any farther east would be in vain, as No. 3 pool was all but dried up! And as I headed back west towards my van, it hit me that Stony Bayou Pool No. 2 was very low as well. I know we are about two feet short in rainfall, and it shows in our rivers and ponds. Many of the refuges pools are very low, and the numbers of waterfowl were down too, except in a few isolated bodies of water. But I did see, and had a real good look with my spotting scope, a nice 7point whitetail buck in the presence of four adult does. Even from a quartermile away he seemed to detect my presence and was extremely alert, and kept standing trying to figure where my scent was coming from, as I was downwind from him with the easterly breeze taking my aroma directly to him. Finally he bolted, taking the does with him, but not before I noted his left ear was hanging down, as though it had at shot sometime, or ripped nearly from his head in a “ ght! Whatever his ear was useless, and just hung to the side of his head. Next I drove to the lighthouse to check out the Gulf before the easterly breeze kicked up as predicted, and there saw a few Common Loons, and a number of Horned Grebes, plus the showy Bufflehead ducks were in abundance! When I viewed from a distance with my scope Mounds Pool No. 2 (also very low), there is where I observed the majority of the waterfowl -hundreds of Mallards, Amer Wigeon and Pintails, Green-winged Teal, plus N. Shoveler too. At Headquarters Pond I got a good look at an immature Roseate Spoonbill, and more resting Black-crowned Night Herons than we normally see there, but the real treat was to watch four whitetail doe literally walking/wading right across the pond. I “ gured the pond would have been deeper, and the accumulated muck would have made the bottom too mushy, but they had no problem crossing it, and didnt seem to be sinking down hardly at all. And on the muddy banks were at least a dozen basking alligators, some up to 10 feet in length. The deer seemed to know that there was no particular danger from these sleepy reptiles though and took their time crossing. All around the observation platform overlooking Headquarters Pond the ground has been plowed up my wild hogs rooting for food. If you are out in the refuge at dawn, or dusk there is a good chance of seeing them feeding there. Altogether I walked nine miles that perfect day, and by dusk had recorded 75 species, I saw nothing unusual except seeing a raftŽ of perhaps 40 to 50 Horned Grebes out towards Sprague Island in the bay.Wakulla Wildlife BY GEORGE WEYMOUTHFlorida Forest ServiceOver the past couple of years Florida has seen very little relief from drought conditions. Over this extended period conditions have become more severe increasing the risk for wild“ res to occur. Recent rainfall has not noticeably improved these conditions. Swampy areas normally holding water this time of year are found to be bone dry and have become tinderboxes themselves. This was illustrated early this week when a wild“ re broke out in Mallory Swamp in Lafayette County. In two days the “ re grew from 50 acres to over 460 acres. Message delivered: when swampland burns with such ease, dryness is super critical. Floridas year round “ re season normally sees its peak between April and June. This year we are seeing signi“ cant “ re activity in the state in early January. What does all this mean? It means that we need to heighten our awareness and remain very careful with the use of “ re outdoors. When you burn outdoors: € You must have adequate water resources on-site ready to respond. € If you light a “ re you must Stay With ItŽ until it is dead out. € Postpone burning on windy days. € Meet all the requirements and setbacks for burning yard trash. € Keep your rooftops clean and remove all dry dead material from your property. € Keep the area surrounding your home green and clean. We are the stewards of the land; please protect it from the destruction a wild“ re can cause. 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Page 10A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.coma peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysCoast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton Coast Guard Station Panama City ......................................................... (850) 234-4228 Coast Guard Station Yankeetown .......................................................... (352) 447-6900 Coast Guard Auxiliary St. Marks (Flotilla 12) ........................................... (850) 942-7500 or ............................................................................(850) 284-1166 Boating Emergencies As promised last week Mark Rosen has sent in a part two for the rules of the road. As the details and questions continue to surround the Costa Concordia, one thing is completely clear, there are rules to follow and when those rules are broken, there are consequences. It all began back in 1972 in the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, and became the International Navigational Rules Act in 1977 under President Ford. While there have been amendments and changes, including the addition for inland waterways in 1981, including the Great Lakes in 1983. A complete copy of the book is available for reading at www.boatingsafety. com/safety_resources/rules.pdf. RULES OF THE ROAD, PART 2, SIMPLIFIED Three situations are recognized in the Navigation Rules: meeting, crossing and overtaking. MEETING Two vessels approaching more or less, head on. Neither has the right of way.Ž One vessel should sound one short horn blast to indicate, I intend to leave you on my port side.Ž The other vessel sounds agreement with one short blast for a port-to-port passing. NEVER turn left in a meeting situation without knowing exactly what the other vessel is planning. For a starboard-to-starboard crossing, the signal is two short blasts, to indicate, I intend to leave you on my starboard side.Ž A like reply from the other vessel signals agreement. If there is disagreement or confusion, “ ve short blasts is the DANGER SIGNAL. CROSSING This situation occurs when vessels approach but are not meeting, typically one vessel is to the left or right of the other. The boat SEEING the other boat on its starboard side must NOT cross ahead of that vessel, and must keep out of its way. The boat yielding is called the give wayŽ vessel, and the other boat is the stand-onŽ vessel. For night operation, the boat that sees the red bow light must give way.Ž They should slow, stop, or make a pronounced turn to starboard, but not to port, to go around the stern of the other boat. No boat may cross a narrow channel so as to impede progress of another boat that is restricted to that channel because of size or water depth. OVERTAKING When one vessel closes on another from more than 22.5 degrees abaft either beam. The overtaking vessel, the one coming up from the rear, is the give wayŽ boat, and must keep out of the way of the boat he/she is overtaking. The overtaken boat is the stand-onŽ vessel and may maintain course and speed. The give wayŽ boat signals with one or two short horn blast to indicate which side they intend to leave the stand-onŽ vessel. The Navigation Rules Handbook is available at any marine supply store and should be kept aboard at all times. Mark B Rosen, USCGAUX Flotilla 1-2, St. Marks If you want to get a jump start on preparing for the upcoming boating season, please contact Alex Gulde our Public Education Staff Of“ cer to discuss our upcoming About Boating Safely on Jan. 28. Anyone interested in taking the class can contact Alex at fso-pe@uscgaux.net We still have room for a few more students! Until next week, remember safe boating is no accident. It is our hope that we can help make sure no boaters in our area are part of the statistics! At the recent meeting, hosted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection last week, to get public opinion on opening Wakulla Springs State Park to scuba diving, those opposed were confused between two terms that neither side adequately de“ ned. Like so many diverse communities, those who seek adventure underwater function very differently depending upon their mission and their environment. Last week I de“ ned what is commercial diving (working for a pro“ t while employed by another) and those who have an exemption from the OSHA Commercial Diving Standards. But I did not expand on how the recreational diving community is de“ ned. To play is to recreate. Hiking, swimming, bird watching and canoeing, just to mention a few of the many recreational pursuits we love to engage in for fun, are what bring us to our State Park System. Scuba diving is no different. A person who aspires to travel the length of the Appalachian Trail from Florida to Maine, will begin as a novice with basic hiking skills perhaps gained in the Boy or Girl Scouts. As they gain con“ dence, physical endurance and experience their performance improves ef“ ciency and safety over many years. Successively, more dif“ cult trails are tried until one day the goal is reached, a personal achievement is accomplished. Along the way, better technology is accumulated and skills perfected. Basic scuba is also trained in the Scouting programs and elsewhere in universities and private stores. These beginners are provided with a permit to begin their recreational journey to achieve personal achievements above or below the water. I took my kids to the ski slopes at an early age. There we all trained and stayed on the beginner slopes. As our skills improved we began to use progressively more challenging hills, falling on many occasions, but with improved technology and training, eventually, we mastered the black diamond runs. This arbitrary term means nothing to a non-skier. By inference however, you may be assured the slope is very steep and challenging. Like so many other recreational communities, scuba diving has de“ ned their recreation in several ways. One I currently favor is calling a Rec (recreational) diver as one who solves their problem at the surface. When a problem presents itself, the individual applies technology that enables them to go straight to the surface. These skills and technology are taught in basic scuba. A Tec (technical) diver is a person who usually resolves their problems at depth, permitting themselves the ability to dive beyond the easy access to the surface. Considerably more complex and expensive technology and skills are required for the Tec diver to achieve this type of diving safety. Examples of this type of recreational diving include under-ice diving, decompression diving, wreck diving and, yes, cave diving. Millions of people around the world scuba dive. Many aspire to share recreational underwater adventure. These people seek technology and training to gain advanced skills to permit them access and enjoyment in beautiful environments. A speaker presenting late at the meeting said only technical divers would be expected to dive the caves in the Wakulla Springs State Park like they currently do at many other State Parks. Of course the diving public attending understood these recreational divers would be Tec divers, but those opposed to opening Wakulla Springs do not understand our terminology. Our apologies. As with all recreational activity, we advocate a person should be allowed to participate to the limit of their training, as documented by certi“ cation. To do otherwise is to invite counterproductive injury. Almanac Brought To You By Crawfordville Branch Now Open224…4960www.fsucu.org Of WakullaHeating & AirServing Wakulla & Franklin Counties850-926-5592Sales & Service All Makes & Models3232 Crawfordville Hwy. € CrawfordvilleOwned & Operated by Gary LimbaughLic. # CAC1814304 Farrington Law Of“ceDeirdre A. Farrington, Esq.Lic. FLA & VA Bankruptcy | Divorce | Custody | Wills | Probate We now accept Credit Cards r i s 68-B Feli Way, Crawfordville (Just off MLK/Lower Bridge Rd.) PARTNER… www.thewakullanews.comServing Wakulla County For More Than A CenturyThe Wakulla News while quantities last. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Page 11AreportsLaw Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn Jan. 12, a retail theft was reported at WalMart after a store loss prevention officer allegedly observed Timothy P. Work, 23, of Medina, Ohio, conceal food under his clothing as well as in a backpack. The suspect was detained at the exit and was found to have $65 worth of Wal-Mart property on his person. The items included food, a tent and the backpack and the suspect was arrested for retail theft. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of“ ce this week: € On Jan. 12, Leigh Annand of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim reported a fraudulent charge on her bank account. The charge was for $27 at a fast food establishment in Jacksonville. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On Jan. 12, Patricia Williams of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Three fraudulent charges were observed on the victims credit card. The charges totaled $353. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On Jan. 12, Brandy N. Pigott of Crawfordville reported a traf“ c crash at 1327 Spring Creek Highway. The victim struck a bear in the highway. There were no injuries to the bear or the driver. Deputy Ben Steinle investigated. € On Jan. 12, Richard Larsen of Crawfordville reported a credit card fraud. Four charges were observed for a total of $3,077. Deputy Ben Steinle investigated. € On Jan. 15, a retail theft was reported at WalMart in Crawfordville. A black male suspect, age 25 to 35, nearly six feet tall and 230 pounds, allegedly took two packages of chicken from the store without paying for them. When confronted by Asset Management the suspect pushed his way past the employee to a truck and left the scene. The chicken was valued at $18. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. € On Jan. 16, Sgt. Danny Harrell observed an abandoned vehicle in the area of 130 Ashley Hall Road in Crawfordville. The unoccupied vehicle was in the road. An attempt to reach the Tallahassee owner was unsuccessful and the vehicle was towed from the scene to eliminate the hazard to other motorists. € On Jan. 16, William Travis McLean, 33, of Panama City was charged with DUI after overturning his truck on U.S. Highway 98 just east of Newport. Concerned citizens assisted McLean out of his vehicle and EMS personnel checked his medical condition. McLean refused medical treatment and refused to provide blood or breath samples to determine his possible level of alcohol content. He had dif“ culty maintaining his balance while being interviewed at the accident scene. Deputy Nick Gray, Deputy Mike Crum and Sgt. Ronald Mitchell investigated. € On Jan. 14, Phillip Jamarl Lipplett, 30, of Crawfordville was arrested for battery and issued a trespass warning at Dux Discount Liquors for lifting the dress of a 22-year-old female victim and grabbing her rear end while she danced at Dux. Deputy Rachel Oliver investigated. € On Jan. 15, WCSO deputies were at Dux Discount Liquors investigating another case when they heard a crash in the parking lot. They conducted an investigation and determined that a Kia owned by Felicia Ford of Sopchoppy was damaged by a Toyota that left the scene. Deputy Nick Gray conducted a traffic stop with the suspect vehicle a short distance away. Deputies conducted a crash investigation and also conducted a DUI investigation involving the driver of the vehicle, George Clayton Nelson Jr., 45, of Crawfordville. Nelson was charged with DUI with property damage and hit and run without leaving identi“ cation. Sgt. Danny Harrell, Deputy Scott Powell, Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Deputy Will Hudson also investigated. € On Jan. 13, Lea McCauley of Crawfordville reported the theft of her wallet from Wal-Mart. The wallet was removed from her purse in her shopping cart. Someone recovered the purse in a shopping cart outside the store and returned it to a greeter. However, the wallet was missing $251 worth of gift cards and cash. Sgt. Mike Helms investigated. € On Jan. 13, Conner Harrison of Crawfordville reported a hit and run accident on Spring Creek Highway. A vehicle stopped short in front of Harrison and the two vehicles collided. The other vehicle rapidly accelerated and ” ed the scene. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. € On Jan. 13, Sean Chadwell of Crawfordville and Dollar General reported the theft of his bicycle from outside the store. The bike is valued at $140. Deputy Rachel Oliver investigated. € On Jan. 14, Joyce Glow of Sopchoppy reported a bank fraud. Someone tampered with the victims account and attempted to make an address change. In addition, $12,100 worth of fraudulent charges was discovered on her account. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated. € On Jan. 17, Tonyale Barnes of Wal-Mart reported a forgery and counterfeiting. A customer purchased some items with a bogus $10 bill. The $10 bill was collected as evidence. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. € On Jan. 17, Eddie Lee Franklin of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft of a trailer. The 14 foot long trailer was removed from the victims property. The trailer is valued at $2,500. The trailer was entered in the NCIC/FCIC computer. Deputy Taff Stokley investigated. € On Jan. 17, Dan Gay of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone wrote a check on his bank account. The victim is unfamiliar with the company to which the check was written. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated. € On Jan. 17, Vicki Risselada of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered at the home and medications and jewelry were stolen. Some of the missing property is owned by Eunice Selewski of Crawfordville. Damage to the home is estimated at $200. The missing property is valued at $350. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. € On Jan. 17, Carlton Haney of Crawfordville reported an animal incident. Someone placed a dead squirrel in his mailbox. The squirrel had been shot in the head. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. € On Jan. 18, Daniel Corley of Sopchoppy reported a credit card offense. Unknown individuals opened up accounts in the victims name at two merchandise stores and attempted to open a third which was declined. Nearly $1,000 worth of purchases were made in Burke, Va. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On Jan. 18, Hall Whaley Jr. of Crawfordville reported the theft of a cane grinder from a relatives property. Two male suspects were detained on the property, but they did not have the cane grinder in their possession. Trespass warnings were issued for the two men on the property. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. € On Jan. 19, Michael Flowers of Crawfordville reported the theft of four extension cords, valued at $200. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Scott Powell investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 775 calls for service during the past week including: 11 residential and business alarms; 72 citizen contacts; 33 investigations; 42 medical emergencies; 54 security checks; 33 special details; 10 subpoena services 19 suspicious people; 14 suspicious vehicles; 54 traf“ c stops; 13 abandoned vehicles; 12 reckless vehicles; and 188 watch orders.Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce arrested several suspects recently in connection with narcotics and burglary investigations, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum. € Adam Christopher Barwick, 27, of Grass Valley, Calif., and formerly of Panacea, was arrested for possession of cannabis more than 20 grams. On Nov. 28, Tallahassee Police Departments Narcotics Unit intercepted a suspicious package through a parcel service. After obtaining a search warrant, law enforcement of“ cers discovered that the package contained vacuum sealed bags of marijuana and hashish. WCSO Capt. Cliff Carroll delivered the package to Barwicks home and the suspect admitted that the package was his and contained illegal narcotics. Barwick told Carroll that he spent $4,500 on the marijuana at a medical marijuana dispensary near Oakland, Calif. The box was opened in the suspects presence and 1,604 grams of marijuana was discovered, along with marijuana joints, hashish and hash oil. Barwick allowed law enforcement to search his home and a marijuana smoking apparatus was located, but no items indicating the sale of narcotics were found. € Antwan Jerrell Hill, 21, of Crawfordville was arrested for two counts each of possession of cocaine with intent to sell and sale of cocaine. The WCSO Narcotics Division conducted two controlled purchases of narcotics in July and August 2011 where cocaine was purchased from Hill. The July purchase netted 3.7 grams of cocaine and the August purchase netted 3.3 grams of cocaine. Hill was booked into the Wakulla County Jail on Jan. 17 and has since posted a $50,000 bond and was released. Hills vehicle was also seized in the operation. € Jonathan Shawn Gibson, 26, of St. Marks was arrested for possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana following an undercover drug purchase by the WCSO Narcotics Unit. The undercover operation was held in July 2011 and 25.5 grams of marijuana was purchased from Gibson during the operation. Gibson was arrested on Oct. 12 and remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $25,000 bond. € Tiffany Alaine Thompson, 30, of Crawfordville was arrested for sale of synthetic narcotics, two counts of possession of synthetic narcotics, distribution of synthetic narcotics and traf“ cking in more than four grams. The WCSO Narcotics Unit conducted an undercover operation involving the purchase of prescription drugs from Thompson in June and July 2011. Thompson was arrested Nov. 1, 2011, and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. She was released on Nov. 9 after posting a $70,000 bond. € Vernon Samuel Farnsworth, 32, of Crawfordville was arrested for violation of probation, burglary, grand theft of a “ rearm, grand theft and possession of a “ rearm by a convicted felon following the execution of a search warrant on Jan. 11 at 41 Maxson Road. € Jodie Elizabeth Farnsworth, 28, of Crawfordville was charged with burglary and grand theft of a “ rearm. The Farnsworths were arrested after questioning in connection with a pair of Wakulla Gardens residential burglaries in late 2011 and early 2012. Law enforcement of“ cials have recovered some of the stolen property. The couple was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where they remain. 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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 Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 The beginning of 2012 has caused me to stop and re” ect on last year and plan for this coming year. Our driving force is CELEBRATING LIFE. Plans to accomplish this include, Board, staff, volunteers and most of all the seniors who attend the Senior Center. We average about 60 seniors per day. Some days they exceed 100. Over a period of six months we will be visited by more than 200. The seniors who attend have such diverse backgrounds. Some come from other countries and speak little or no English. Others come from as far west as California and as far East as Fort George Island, which is East of Jacksonville. As they come to the center they immediately establish friendships with others and they are not shy in explaining what they like best. They all love Chef Marys cooking. I am amazed at how she prepares a different meal each day. Recently, I attended a banquet in the Senior Center, and listened to the group compliment the food. I thought it was great. Ive attended many banquets and dinners that she has prepared for various groups and they were all good. I have never seen the same meal twice for different groups except at Thanksgiving. The staff and seniors are always seeking new reasons to have a celebration. We celebrate a Mexican Holiday, hold Hawaiian luaus, Oriental Day, Black History Month, New Years, Martin Luther King Jr.s Birthday, Valentines Day, Memorial Day, Easter, July 4, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, just to name a few. There are many other reasons that the staff and Seniors celebrate. We created color day and most everyone wears the color designated. Chef Mary will also prepare a food item or dessert that wears the same color. We celebrate birthdays. We regularly celebrate a “ sh fry sponsored by Donnie Sparkman and Jerrell Metcalf. This month the seniors have been invited to come to Steve and Kathie Browns home to pick fruit. I expect to hear about a lemon pie day soon. Small groups divide up to play cards. They play card games that Ive never heard about. However, if they ever play poker and placed bets, they hide it from staff. The seniors appear to have so much fun with other seniors. Our local Pickin n Grinnin Band adds so much to this. One lady told me the other day that she thought life was over but a friend talked her into coming to the Senior Center. She said, Now I am alive again.Ž The seniors have a small vegetable garden and ” owers. They love to watch the butter” ies hatch. They also love to dress for glamour shots by a volunteer photographer. The seniors have grown together to become a large family. They have many ideas for increasing activities. This year, I think we will see more art related activities. I expect that we will have more local artists serving the seniors with issues like watercolors, oil paints, pottery, ceramics, crafts and other fun issues. This article did not include education issues such as health, safety, and health screenings, brain gym, or other exercise programs. These issues would consume another entire article. Ive observed that parents are sometimes over protective of their children and keep them in isolation. I now see adult children committing over-protection of their parents, keeping them from enjoying the companionship of another. Its a joy to plan activities that bring happiness to others. There are no limits to what our imagination can consider as long as they are healthy and honest. Ive written before that this job is not always easy but it is always rewarding. I often stated how wonderful it is to live in Wakulla County. But its hard to explain how ful“ lling it is to work for our senior citizens. R.H. CarterWakulla County Senior CenterDrive at Senior Center is celebrating life Wakulla Wigglers keeping active and moving with dance. By TAMARA BYRNES and DIANE LANTERof the Senior CenterTis the season to be jollyŽƒ. That phrase was very “ tting for the seniors in December. Having warmer than usual weather, we needed to get into the spirit of the Christmas Holidays. Tamara and her Tuesday craft class decked the halls with decorations for the tables and the Christmas tree, along with the beautiful wreaths on the walls. Chef Mary made omelets for her delicious Christmas Brunch and the Pickin n Grinnin band serenaded the seniors with holiday music. Santa arrived and passed out bags of fruit, candy and cookies. The oranges were donated by the 4H Group of Wakulla County. The cookies were complements of a joint project with Riversprings Elementary School Student Council and the Doubletree Hotel of Tallahassee. What a treat that was. The sheriffs of“ ce donated stuffed animals and the seniors were thrilled to be able to take home a new friend. JoAnn Strickland took pictures as the seniors sat on Santas lap and told him their wishes. Dee Parker donated a gorgeous manger scene that decorated one of our sun-“ lled windows. It was a perfect spot to honor the meaning of Christmas. We appreciate all the wonderful donations that were received for the holidays. Thank you all so very much! Continued on Page 3BHolidays celebrated with decorations, brunch, music, fruit, cookies … and more A stuffed animal from the sheriffs of“ ce. ValentineCelebration Saturday, February 11at Hudson Park in CrawfordvilleParade line-up will begin at 9 a.m. Sweetheart parade will begin at 10 a.m.Immediately following parade until 3 p.m.Rafe drawing will be held at 3 p.m. 1st Prize $1,000 CASH 2nd Prize $500 CASH Th e r e will b e food, e nt e rtainm e nt, arts and crafts, e xhibits & kids activiti e s. Rafe tickets can be purchased from any Rotary member; cost is $1 each; they can be purchased ahead of time or at the park on day of festival. Celebration in The Park Breakfast in the Park will begin at 8 a.m.14TH ANNUALWAKULLAROTARY Wakullacountychamber.com

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Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, January 26  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road 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.  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.  BINGO will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at La Cantina Grille in Panacea to bene t Florida Wild Mammal Association.  NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge.  FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will meet at 6 p.m. at the library. Friday, January 27  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 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.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  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.  QUILTERS GUILD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited to partake in community projects, personal work and informative workshops, as well as eld trips. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832. Saturday, January 28  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 5:30 p.m. at Mission by the Sea Church on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3128 Crawfordville Highway at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.  R. DON MCLEOD CHAPTER 2469, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet at the library at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, January 29  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853. Monday, January 30  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN will meet at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  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.  YOGA CLASSES with Tamara will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. This is a gentle restorative class focusing on the breath to build exibility, restore balance with a mind/body approach. Tuesday, January 31  ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville at noon.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  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.  VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  CRAWFORDVILLE LION’S CLUB will meet at Beef O’Brady’s at 6 p.m.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla County Welcome Center, 1505 Coastal Highway in Panacea. Speakers will be Becky Sanders Finch, Cathryn Sanders Beaty and others who will share their memories and stories about growing up in Panacea. Wednesday, February 1  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  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.  BEADING CLASSES with Tamara will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Choose from glass and stone beads to create your masterpiece. There is a $3 to $5 fee for the materials.  KNITTING CLUB will meet at 4 p.m. at the public library. Anyone interested in the art of knitting are encouraged to attend.  WAKULLA WRITER’S GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the library. Thursday, February 2  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road 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.  BINGO will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at La Cantina Grille in Panacea to bene t Florida Wild Mammal Association.  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.  GENEAOLOGY GROUP will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library.  FREE AARP TAX-AIDE for low to moderate income taxpayers will be offered at the library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 3  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 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.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  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.  QUILTERS GUILD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited to partake in community projects, personal work and informative workshops, as well as eld trips. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832.Special EventsFriday, January 27  FROM THE HEART MUSIC HOUR will be lmed live at the Monticello Opera House starting with happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. An after party will follow the show. The show will feature performances from Galen Curry, Hot Tamale, Frank Lindamood with Chelsea Dix Kessler, Sarah Mac Band and Jim White. Tickets are $20. For tickets, contact the opera house at (850) 997-4242 or From the Heart at (850) 962-5282. Saturday, January 28  FROM THE HEART MUSIC HOUR will be lmed live at the Monticello Opera House starting with happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. An after party will follow the show. The show will feature performances from Hot Tamale, Brook Sessions and Rick Ott, The Currys, Steve Dean, Bill Whyte and Lisa Shaffer and the Rick Ott Band. Tickets are $20. For tickets, contact the opera house at (850) 997-4242 or From the Heart at (850) 962-5282.  SOPCHOPPY OPRY’S PREMIER SHOW will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sopchoppy High School Auditorium and will feature Southbound Band with special guests Tom Roberts and Way Up and Beauty Music Bands. Also appearing, will be Fred Burns and Rick Tittle. Call 962-3711 for tickets. Thursday, February 2  LECTURE ON Diatoms Are Forever: Jewels of the Sea for Fun and Nanotechnology by Dick Gordon at 8 p.m. at Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, 222 Clark Drive, Panacea. Admission is free, membership encouraged. Refreshments served at 7:30 p.m. Contact Richard Gordon at DickGordonCan@gmail.com or (850) 984-5297 for more information. Friday, February 3  ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF will be held at Crawfordville Elementary School starting at 5:15 p.m. There will be chili of all kinds to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. The categories that will be judged are the following: traditional, non-traditional, spicy but pleasing and presentation. Judges are still being recruited, as well as contestants. Set up will begin at 5:15 so that the judging can begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 6:15 p.m. The event will of cially begin at 6 p.m. with both Wakulla High School and Wakulla Middle School’s jazz bands entertaining and delighting the crowd.Upcoming EventsSaturday, February 4  SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Medart Park by the Wakulla County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, visit www.WCPRD.com or call 926-7227.  BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA FUNDRAISER will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. Thousands of books, audio, video and more will be given away. Monetary donations aren’t required, but are appreciated. Proceeds bene t children’s programs at the Library. Limit of ve plastic bags per patron.  WILDLIFE HERITAGE AND OUTDOORS FESTIVAL will be held at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be outdoor activities from the past and present. A youth turkey calling contest will start at 1 p.m. Participants must sign up by 12:45 p.m. There will also be wild animal exhibits.  NORTH FLORIDA BUTTON CLUB will meet at the Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe at 11 a.m. For more information, call Sherrie Alverson at 926-7812, or Don (president) or Barbara Lanier at 729-7594 or email bardon56@aol. com, Linda Wood at (850) 899-0025 or email Sheri at skpsky2000@comcast.net. Sunday, February 5  FIRST SUNDAY AT THE REFUGE PRESENTATION SERIES will offer Whoop-De-Doo! Here Come The Cranes!, a presentation especially for families, at 2 p.m. at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge’s Nature’s Classroom. Since 2001, Operation Migration has been teaching endangered Whooping Cranes a migration route using ultralight aircraft. The project helps re-establish this species and enables their reintroduction to the wild at places like St. Marks Nat’l Refuge. Presenters will be Christine Barnes and Gordon Perkinson, Educators and Crane Handlers. Both children (ages 8 and up) and adults will enjoy this presentation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Call the Refuge at 925-6121. Tuesday, February 7 AUSTRALIAN SINGER AND SONGWRITER, Audrey Auld, will perform at Posh Java in Sopchoppy at 8 p.m. Reservations requested for all shows so they know how many people to expect and how to arrange the room for comfortable seating. For tickets or more information, call 962-1010. Thursday, February 9  MEET AND GREET will be held at the library by the Wakulla Democratic Executive Committee and the Wakulla Democratic Women’s Club for the Democratic candidates for Congressional District 2. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with refreshments sponsored by the Wakulla Democratic Women’s Club and a chance to informally meet candidates, followed by the 7:30 p.m. business meeting. Candidates will be speaking as part of the meeting agenda. For more information, contact DEC Chair Rachel Pienta at 321-3582 or drpienta@gmail.com. Saturday, February 11 ANNUAL VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION AND PARADE will be held by the Rotary Club at Hudson Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day starts with a breakfast in the park from 8 to 10 a.m. Followed by the parade at 10 a.m. There will also be food and arts and crafts vendors.  SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Medart Rec Park. For more information, visit www.WCPRD.com or call 926-7227. Page 2B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com From the Heart Music Hour at Monticello Opera House from 8 to 10 p.m. Sopchoppy Opry show at 7 p.m. at the Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. at the library. Wakulla Writer’s Group meeting at 6 p.m. at the library.FridaySaturdayTuesdayWednesday 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 Government MeetingsMonday, February 6  WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION will meet at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers. By SCOTT JOYNERInterim DirectorFriday Night Movie On Friday. Jan. 27, we are showing the Golden Globe nominated baseball “ lm starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. This PG-13 (for language) rated “ lm is based on the Michael Lewis best seller Moneyball.Ž This sharp, touching and funny “ lm, tells the true story of Oakland As general manager Billy Beane who uses SabermetricsŽ to revolutionize the way baseball teams are put together under a strict budget. He turns the small market As into winners fighting detractors both inside and outside the club. Beanes principles, which were laughed at and mocked by old schoolŽ baseball people, have spread throughout the major leagues are have been used by the recent twotime world champion Boston Red Sox, among others. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. Whats new at WCPL? This week were adding great materials to our collection. The newest Tom Clancy novel Locked On,Ž Nevada Barrs The Rope,Ž Jack Higgins A Devil is Waiting,Ž in addition to dozens of childrens, young adult and other adult favorites are available for check-out this week. We also have new “ lms such as George Clooneys Ides of March,Ž the star “ lled thriller Contagion,Ž along with the multi-award nominated 50/50Ž joining the collection over the next few weeks. Come by and see all the great selections new and old we have at WCPL. If we dont have it in our collection, ask us. We can usually get the book through InterLibrary Loan from another library. AARP Tax Prep Just a friendly reminder that the AARP will begin their free tax preparation service at WCPL on Thursday Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This service will continue each Thursday and Saturday at the same respective times throughout tax season. The free preparation is intended for low to middle income “ lers which an emphasis on senior citizens. It is also “ rst come “ rst served so come early. We have begun receiving tax forms from the IRS and are putting them out for your use as we receive them. If we havent been sent the forms you need well be more than happy to assist you in downloading them from the IRSs website. We ask for your patience and understanding during tax season as we try to provide you with the forms and instructions that you need. Library News...

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Page 3BContinued from Page 1B The Wakulla Middle School Band visited the center and played wonderful tunes that delighted the seniors. You could see by the expressions on their faces that this brought back memories of school days. For Safety Awareness Week, a Car Fitness DayŽ was held at the center. About 40 seniors attended and their cars were put through a series of safety checks to insure that when on the road, they would be safe and secure. The experience was very successful and we will be having another Car Fitness DayŽ in the future. The local NAMI organization presented a program to the seniors on the services that they provide. They explained just what mental illness is and isnt and where to get information when needed. The program was very helpful and many questions were answered. Our wonderful and talented Wild Wakulla WigglersŽ entertained us once again with their line dancing, colorful out“ ts and fast music. We look forward to seeing them again, soon. Remember, starting on Wednesday Feb. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP will be at the center preparing Income Tax returns. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information on all of our services, please call 926-7145By MARK UNDERWOODSpecial to The News2012 is upon us and many of us are thinking about what the New Year will bring. This time of year is an occasion to get us thinking about our health … speci“ cally brain health. Carve out time to give your brain work outs. You can do that by creating your own health clubŽ that includes ongoing learning. Make a commitment to keep learning, no matter what your age or stage of life, and you are automatically improving your brain power. LEARNING CURVE College, high school, and elementary school students all the way down to K-4 are continually engaged in stimulating learning experiences. These young students dont have to work on brain “ tness because for them, everyday learning is a habit. But thats not true as we grow older. Think of the brains inner workings this way. Some of the circuits „ conduits of information and memory slow down. As we decrease our need to keep the brain as “ t as a student studying for college exams, the creation of new neural pathways diminishes. Brain “ tness isnt rocket science. Start by making a commitment to learning something new on a regular basis, weekly or daily and then add in other challenging ways to give your brain a regular boost of energy. A growing body of research actually also shows that people who commit to lifelong learning can lower their risk of Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia. JUMP START YOUR BRAIN POWER You may not realize it but your brain power has incredible potential when it is sharpenedŽ and kept “ t. Theres no better time than now to invest in your brains “ tness. As millions of people grow older, many experience age-related changes like forgetfulness or decreased concentration skills. Did you know your short-term memory is like a scratch-pad for temporary recall of information being processed? In order to understand this sentence your brain needs to remember the beginning as you read move along toward the end and get to the period. If you are heading to retirement, make sure you continue to exercise your brain. By learning something new you are breaking the way you think about topics and ideas. You are using brain pathways that may not have been used if you hadnt ramped up your brain calisthenics. BRAIN HEALTH TIPS Here are some things you can do to keep your brain sharp and “ t: € Use your senses to learn. Know how you learn best, and then use it to your advantage. Some people learn best with audio tapes, others prefer videos or an in-person classroom. € Stay Organized. Take notes. Use both words and pictures. Take advantage of calendars, date books and other organizational tools to help you concentrate while learning. € Keep a Journal. Record information of your learning milestones by keeping a journal. Writing down your experiences helps build on previous knowledge and creates good retention. € Participate in educational experiences. Take an adult education class or enroll in a technical college course. € Take up a new hobby. People who enjoy life have found new outlets like quilting, woodworking and other hobbies. € Take up a new sport. Have you thought about learning to ice skate, curl, play badminton, take up gol“ ng or numerous other sports? Your local parks and recreation department probably has numerous opportunities for you along with other community resources. € Play board games and puzzles. The more you play the better your mental dexterity will likely become. Its time to stoke the “ res of aging in the brain. Build your own health clubŽ which includes a variety of brain “ tness activities. Its never too late to learn something new and feed an aging brain.Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher in Madison, Wis. Visit www. TheGoodNewsAboutAging. com for more tips.Stay mentally t by starting a health club' for your brainTHE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AGINGDear Savvy Senior, Do airlines still provide discounts to seniors on their airfares? My husband and I are retired and like to travel and are wondering which airlines offer the best discounts to budget conscious seniors. … Frugal Travelers Dear Travelers, While senior airfare discounts are not nearly as common as they used to be, there are a handful of carriers that still offer them. Heres a rundown of the different airlines that are currently offering senior airfares, along with some tips to help you “ nd the best deals. Senior-Friendly Skies The only U.S. airlines that are currently offering senior airfare discounts are: € Southwest which has discounts on all domestic routes to passengers 65 and older. For details on fares call 800-435-9792 or you can search online at southwest. com. € American which offers some senior fares to travelers 65 and older on their American, American Eagle and American Connection domestic ” ights. Call 800-4337300 to “ nd out which ” ights offer these discounts. You cannot search speci“ cally for senior airfares on Americans aa.com website. € United has some discounts on select ” ights to those 65-plus but they are few and far between. To search for them, visit united.com and select child or seniorŽ from the dropdown menu. When the site returns your fare quote, the results for your search will indicate the type of discount you are receiving, if one is available. You can also call 800-241-6522 to “ nd out if a senior discount is available for a particular ” ight. € Continental which is merging with United in a few months has senior discount fares as well on very few ” ights to passengers 65 and older. To search, visit continental.com and click on Advance SearchŽ to access the seniorsŽ category, or call 800-523-3273. € Delta has senior discounts that vary by age and apply only to ” ights from three Latin American nations … Panama, Honduras and Ecuador. Call 800-241-4141 to inquire. Shopping Tips When shopping for cheap plane tickets, its important to know that many of the airlines regular discount fares or online specials are usually cheaper than the senior discount fares. So, to ensure you get the best price available, you need to compare prices and options from all carriers. To help you do this, your best resources are online travel sites like orbitz.com, travelocity.com and kayak.com. These sites will let you search for the lowest priced ” ights on all the different airlines at the same time. They will not, however, let you search for senior fares. Once you “ nd a ” ight with the lowest fare that “ ts your schedule, look up similar ” ights on the different airlines that offer senior fares (Southwest, American, United, Continental and Delta) and compare. You can do this either online at their respective website (with exception of American and Delta), or by calling their reservation department number. This will ensure youre getting the best deal. Another tip that can help you save is to be ” exible when you travel. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday are typically the three cheapest days of the week to ” y, while Friday and Sunday are the most expensive. And the cheapest time to ” y is typically the “ rst ” ight out in the morning. The day of the week you purchase your tickets can also affect the price. Airlines usually post their lowest domestic fares on Tuesday at 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Sales typically last three days so you stand a decent chance of getting bargains on Wednesday and Thursday too. Send your senior questions to Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy SeniorŽ book.Are there still senior discounts on airfares? 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Name That Instrument Concert stages are often filled with musical instruments. Fill in the blanks to name some of the instruments that might be found on a concert stage.Answers: 1) Drums 2) Guitar, 3) Piano, 4) Saxophone, 5) Violin, 6) Keyboards, 7) Banjo 1 __ R U __ S 2 G __ __ T A __ 3 P I __ N __ 4 S A __ O __ __ O N E 5 __ I O L __ N 6 K __ Y __ O A __ D S 7 B __ N J __ Page 4B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 1) Deedee, Rooney and Bo make up the Doodlebops. Fact or Fiction? 2) Rooney Doodle plays the guitar. Fact or Fiction? 3) The original Wiggles were Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff. Fact or Fiction? 4) When the red Wiggle decided to leave the band, Sam replaced him. Fact or Fiction? 5) Laurie Berkner sings “Buzz Buzz.” Fact or Fiction? 6) Susie, Adam and Bob play in The Laurie Berkner Band. Fact or Fiction? 7) The Jonas Brothers sing “Lovebuggy.” Fact or Fiction? 8) Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas starred in Camp Rock. Fact or Fiction? 9) The names of the guys in Big Time Rush are Kendall, James, Carlos and Lincoln. Fact or Fiction? 10) Big Time Rush sings “Halfway There.” Fact or Fiction? Fact or Fiction?Music Group ChallengeThe music groups that appeal to kids and teens are endless. Here are some questions about some of them. How many can you answer correctly?Answers: 1) Fiction, their names are Deedee, Rooney and Moe, 2) Fact, 3) Fact, 4) Fiction, it was Greg, the yellow Wiggle, who left the band, 5) Fact, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, they sing “Lovebug,” 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, their names are Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan, 10) True List 10 words that rhyme with “play.” 1. ____________ 2. _____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________ 7. __________ 8. ____________ 9. ___________ 10. ___________Some answers: clay, day, fray, gray, hay, may, neigh, pay, ray, stayWhat Rhymes with Jokes and Riddles A: You can’t “tuna” a fish.What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? Q: What kind of concert scares balloons?A: A pop concert. Q: COLORING PICTURE Have you ever seen a concert and thought how cool it would be to sing to hundreds of fans? While performing can be fun, it can also be a lot of work. Most concerts are part of a tour that travels from town to town, usually by bus for several weeks at a time. In addition to spending a lot of time on the road, performers must also spend a lot of time practicing at each stop on the tour. They must make sure their equipment is set up right, they can move around the stage freely and they sound great. While on tour, performers might also have to attend special events, do interviews, meet with fans and sign autographs. It all depends upon how big the tour is and what the people putting on the tour want.Behind the Scenes This page sponsored in part by:

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Repair, sales, service, installation. All makes and models. Lic. #RA0062516 926-3546 Heating/AC HOME COMFORT INDUSTRIESCENTRAL HEATING & AIR Sales, Installation & Repair ELECTRICAL SERVICES Fans, Lighting, Wiring for Electrical, Phones, TV, Computer & SoundLocated in CrawfordvilleDoug & Sherry Quigg, OwnersLic. Nos ER0010924, CAC1814368(850) 926-5790 Landclearing/ Bushhogging BACK FORTY TRACTOR SERVICE Bushhogging, Boxblading Driveway Larry Carter Owner/Operator 850-925-7931 or 850-694-7041 Licensed & Insured Pressure Cleaning A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING Free Estimates Licensed-John Farrell 926-5179 566-7550 Services ALL ABOUT...CONCRETEBLOCKS, BRICKS, PAVERSLANDSCAPEPLANTS, SOD, TRACTOR WORK Call JOSEPH FRANCIS 850-556-1178 OR 850-556-3761 Harold Burse Stump Grinding 926-7291 Mr. Stump Stump Grinding Quick Service Cellular: 509-8530 Fictitious Name Notices 5095-0126 PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name Notice under Fictitious Name Law, pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: BRYANTS CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE located at 114 Apachee Rd., Crawfordville, Florida 32327, in the County of Wakulla, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 17th day of January, 2012. /s/ Joseph Bryant Owner Published one (1) time in The Wakulla News. January 26, 2012. 5094-0126 PUBLIC NOTICE NWFTCA Meeting Notification -Notice is hereby given The Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Committee Meeting to approve invoices on February 7, 2012. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. CST at McGill Title & Escrow, 36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 301, Destin, FL. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Amy Paulk at (850) 415-1040 or by email apaulk@gc inc.com. January 26, 2012 5097-0126 PUBLIC NOTICE THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF INTENT TO CHANGE RULE CHAPTER AND TITLE : School Board Policy 6.545*-Military Leave PURPOSE AND EFFECT : To reflect legislative requirements and district procedures. LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1004.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes LAWS IMPLEMENTED : 115.07, 115.09, 115.41, 121.111, 250.341, 1001.43, 1012.66, Florida Statutes ECONOMIC IMPACT : None REVISION ORIGINATED BY : Beth ODonnell, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction REVISION APPROVED BY : David Miller, Superintendent of Schools IF REQUESTED WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELDTIME: 5:45 p.m. PLACE : Administrative Offices, Wakulla County School Board, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 DATE: February 21, 2012 A COPY OF THE PROPOSED REVISION MAY BE OBTAINED AT COST FROM: Wakulla County School Board, Post Office Box 100, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100 January 26, 2012 Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 5090-0207 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR DESOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: (1) Gr een Utility T railer Serial #5K1B4222061005938 CASE NO. 11-105CC CARL WAYNE COTNER 3166 SMITH CREEK RD SOPCHOPPY, FL 32358 Plaintiff. NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for establishment of ownership of personal property described as : One Green Utility Trailer, Serial 5K1B42220601005938, has been filed and it is required that a copy of your written defenses, if any, be served on Plaintiff, Carl Wayne Cotner, whose address is : 3166 Smith Creek Rd., Sopchoppy, Wakulla County, Florida, on or before February 2, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.. DATED on January 5, 2012. BRENT X. THURMOND, as Clerk of the Court (seal) /s/ By Glenda Porter, As Deputy Clerk January 12, 19, 26, 2012 and February 2, 2012 Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 5096-0202 Vs. Hammock, Michael .09-CA-273 Re-Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-273 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLM1 TRUST SERIES 2006-WMC1, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL HAMMOCK, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL HAMMOCK, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.(MIN#1000136300113755994), OLD COURTHOUSE SQUARE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., FLORIDA COMMERCE CREDIT UNION UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et al. Defendant(s). RE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28, 2009 and an Order Rescheduling the Foreclosure Sale dated January 12, 2012,entered in Civil Case No.: 09-CA-273 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLM1 TRUST SERIES 2006-WMC1, Plaintiff, and MICHAEL HAMMOCK, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL HAMMOCK, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN# 1000136300113755994), OLD COURTHOUSE SQUARE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, FLORIDA COMMERCE CREDIT UNION, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32326 at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of February 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, OLD COURTHOUSE SQUARE REPLAT, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 102, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on January 13, 2012. Denise’s ListCall Denise today to get your services on her list!850-926-7102 Classi eds@TheWakullaNews.net

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Page 6B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 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!50 Spokan Rd.Wakulla Gardens 2BR/2BA house $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. 142 Shar-mel-re Rd. Crawfordville 3BR/2BA $825 per month. 1480 Alligator Dr. 3BR/2BA, 5 month rental: Nov. Mar. $1,500 per month. 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Beach House – 2 BR/2 BA with separate 1 BR Ef ciency. $1,350 Mo. No Smoking or Pets 26C Guinevere Lane 3BR/2BA Townhouse $800 Mo. No Smoking or Pets8 Osprey 3BR/2BA 2,390sf House with replace $1,200 Mo. No Smoking or Pets52 Deer Run 1BR Cabin in Sopchoppy $700 Mo. No Smoking or Pets55 E.J. Stringer Road 3BR/2BA 1,200sf House with Screen Front Porch $825 Mo. No Smoking/ Pets ok w/approval 455 Old Bethel Road 3BR/2BA House on 1 acre. $900 mo. No Smoking or Pets107 Wildwood 3BR/2 BA with possible 4 -BR or den. Includes replace, above ground pool and hot tub. Large screened back porch. $1200.Mo. No Smoking/Pets with approval. 26 Magnolia Ridge 3BR/ 2 BA with replace, above ground pool. $1125. Mo. No Smoking or Pets. 116 Magnolia Ridge 3BR/2 BA with in-ground pool and replace $1100. Mo. No Smoking or Pets. 235 Webster 3BR/2BA MH $475. Mo. No Smoking/ Pets ok w/approval 165 Sam Smith Circle 2 BR/1BA $595. Mo. No Smoking or Pets.29 Horseshoe Trail 3BR/2BA MH on 1 Acre $750 mo. No Smoking/Pets ok w/approval269 Forest Lane 1BR/1BA Home on 7 acres with 2 Car Garage $600 mo. No Smoking/Pets ok w/approvalAVAILABLE RENTALSProperty Management, Rentals & RealEstateCONTRACTOR:I have new TGI Beams. All 3.5 wide by 14 inches tall. There’s three at 16 feet long and 11 at 10 feet long. Yours for $200. Call 850-962-9092 or 732828-2632. 5Br 2Ba DWMH $950 mo. + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba Twnhs $850 mo. + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba Hs. $850 mo. + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba DWMH $850 mo. + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba DWMH $875 mo. + Sec. Dep. 3Br 2Ba Hs. $775 mo. + Sec. Dep. 3Br 1Ba Hs. $725 mo. + Sec. Dep. 2Br 2.5Ba Twnhs $775 mo. + Sec. Dep. 2Br 1Ba Hs. $750 mo. + Sec. Dep. 2Br 2Ba SWMH $650 mo. + Sec. Dep. 2Br 1Ba Duplex $615 mo. + Sec. Dep. Wakulla Realty RENTALS:Specializing in Wakulla Co.Ž850926…5084Sonya HallLic. Real Estate Broker Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis Deputy Clerk Attorney for the Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A., 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Suite 400, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Telephone (954)360-9030 Facsimile:(954)420-5187. January 26, & February 2, 2012 Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices 5089-0126 1/31Sale-Wakulla Realty PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV that Wakulla Realty will hold a sale by sealed bid on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at 2655B U.S. Highway 319 of the contents of Mini-warehouse con5098-0202 (02/24 Sale-Sopchoppy Mini-Storage) PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is given pursuant to FloridaSelf-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statues, Chapter 83, Part IV, that Sopchoppy Mini Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on February 24,2012 at 10:00 a.m at Sopchoppy Hwy., Sopchoppy, FL. 32358, of the contents of Mini Warehouse containing personal property of: Andres Morris, Sharon Taube or Adrian Collier Payments must be made by 10:00 a.m. before the sale date of Saturday, February 24, 2012. The owners may redeem their property by payment of the Outstanding Balance and cost by contacting Sopchoppy Mini Storage at 850-962-4742 or by paying in person at the warehouse location. January 26 & February 2, 2012. Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices Self Storage Notices taining personal property of: Lynderia Jones Becky Watson Benjamin Godbolt Letitia Brand Angela Ford Monique Webster Chemical & Janitorial Supplies, Inc. Shawn McKenzie Danni Fields Archie F. Dewitte Shawn Engleton Dominos Pizza Jimmy Godwin Joseph Harrison Before the sale date of January 31, 2012, the owner may redeem their property by payment of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing it to Post Office Box 535, Crawfordville, Florida 32326 or by paying in person at 2655 U.S. Highway 319, Crawfordville, Florida. January 19 & 26, 2012. Selling Something? Classified Ads For As Little As $10 A Week877-676-1403

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Page 7BBy JIM SAUNDERS and MICHAEL PELTIERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Jan. 20 … The Florida Senate isnt wasting time. Senators this week tackled perhaps the most controversial issue of the legislative session, overwhelmingly approving plans to redraw boundaries for Senate and congressional districts. At the same time, Senate President Mike Haridopolos moved quickly to revive a controversial proposal that would privatize prisons across the southern half of the state. The House worked at a slower pace, maneuvering bills through committees without bothering to go to the House ” oor. But Speaker Dean Cannon gave the “ rst clear indications of how the House wants to approach the budget, going along with Gov. Rick Scotts push for more education funding but rebuf“ ng major Medicaid cuts for hospitals. The House budget will prioritize K-12 education,Ž Cannon wrote. This subcommittee will receive the greatest percentage of the General Revenue allocation as well as the greatest increase in funding,Ž Cannon said. MAPPING THE FUTURE After months of hearings, the Senate voted 34-6 to approve new political boundaries for Senate and congressional districts. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the amount of bipartisan support for the plans, with seven of the Senates 12 Democrats joining Republicans to vote in favor. This was a true bipartisan vote on maybe the most contentious issue in politics, said Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island. But that didnt quiet opponents, who contend the maps are an incumbent-protection plan that will keep the GOP in “ rm control of Florida politics. The Senate votes are the “ rst step in what likely will be a drawn-out process that will include legal challenges. The maps passed today protect every incumbent senator and ensure another decade of complete Republican control of Tallahassee, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said after the votes Tuesday. And the Florida Constitution is no less offended by a Democrat voting to protect their seat than a Republican voting to do the same. The debate will shift across the Capitol in the coming week. The House Redistricting Committee scheduled to vote on its proposals Jan. 27 with a ” oor coming as early as Feb. 2. SENATE UNLOCKS PRISON PRIVATIZATION Haridopolos, Rules Chairman John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, and Budget Chairman JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales, were peeved when a Leon County circuit judge blocked a plan to privatize prison facilities in 18 counties. The judge said lawmakers improperly approved the plan in budget “ ne print, instead of in a regular law. That led this week to the Senate pushing forward with a bill that would revive the plan. On Friday, Haridopolos said he will send a controversial prison-privatization plan to another committee for review following concerns by Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, for closer review of the initiative … which initially was scheduled only for a hearing in Thrashers Rules Committee. Fasano, R-New Port Richey, sent a letter to Haridopolos arguing that bills dealing with the privatization plan are of such a magnitudeŽ that they deserve to be heard by three committees that focus on criminaljustice and government-oversight issues. Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, released a memo a short time later saying he would send the primary privatization bill (SB 2038) to the Budget Committee, which is chaired by Alexander, a chief proponent of privatization. HOUSE RELEASES BUDGET ALLOCATIONS Two weeks into the 2012 session, House budget leaders followed through on promises to push forward with writing the new budget, despite sentiments in the Senate for going slow until more economic data is made available. In releasing budget allocations … the determination of how much each part of the budget will include … House Speaker Dean Cannon said the chamber would honor Gov. Rick Scotts call to pump an additional $1 billion into public education. But the Winter Park Republican chose not to commit to massive cuts to hospital reimbursement rates as proposed by Scott, a former health care executive. In a memo, Cannon pointed to a plan that lawmakers passed last year to transform Medicaid into a statewide managedcare system. Though Cannon did not specifically mention Scotts proposal, the memo said the House wants to use the managed-care plan to change Medicaid funding for hospitals. The House will continue to work toward a simpli“ ed hospital funding model, consistent with the Florida Medicaid reform enacted into law last year, recognizing that this effort will require more time-consuming, meticulous work and the investment of stakeholders, Cannons memo said. The House plan sets aside $100 million -with three-quarters of that money recurring -for lowering taxes. Scott proposed deducting $23 million for tax cuts this year, with a constitutional amendment allowing for further reductions. The House blueprint would also set aside $1 billion in reserves, a longstanding goal of both chambers. UNEMPLOYMENT Providing a backdrop for all budget negotiations, the states economy continued to move in the right direction. The states unemployment rate in December fell 0.1 percentage points to 9.9 percent, the “ rst time since April 2009 that the states jobless rate fell below double digits. Gov. Scott was quick to point out that more than 140,000 jobs have been created since December 2010; an accolade the Democrats say ignores opportunities because of decisions made by Scott to refuse federal transportation money and plans to privatize prisons. INTERNET CAFS DRAW GOVERNORS IRE Taking his strongest stand yet, the governor this week said he believed internet cafs were illegal or should be illegal as is inserted himself into a high pro“ le feud. With opposing factions jockeying for position on the issue of expanded gambling in the state, Scott defended the states lottery program but said the storefront cafs, which offer computerized slots and other sweepstakes games, are skirting the law. Meanwhile, the House and Senate continue to spar over whether to ban the storefront operations or heavily regulate the nearly 1,500 venues now operating across the state. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Thursday approved a bill to regulate the cafs. STORY OF THE WEEK: The Senate approved its plans to redraw political boundaries or state and congressional districts, a development expected to be followed in the House over the next few weeks. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Its gambling in every sense of the word.Ž Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, who sponsored a bill to ban Internet cafs. WEEKLY ROUNDUP … (Recap and analysis of the week in state government and politics)Senate draws lines, House draws purseBrain Teaser 1 13 17 23 25 30 38 46 50 55 59 63 66 2 20 39 3 40 21 35 47 4 14 18 31 41 51 60 64 67 5 36 48 56 6 32 57 15 26 58 7 27 52 68 8 28 53 9 24 33 42 54 22 29 37 49 10 16 19 34 43 61 65 69 11 44 12 45 62 A CROSS1.Subwayalternative 4.Masseuse'smilieu 7.Mamaporker 10. 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You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sections that you’ve already used elsewhere in that section. Also, you can use each number 1-9 only once in each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical column of nine squares. The puzzle is completed when you correctly ll every square.Solutions 200 9 HtCtt 1 23 4 356 718 78 943 56 39472 21 9 437 7561 200 9 HtCtt 158 2673 4 9 493851627 627349158 786 925413 542713896 319684572 231 578964 964132785 875496231 B U M F A X S H A W N E U N A W A R E A U T H O R S I C H U A N P E L O T A O X B O W S A O S C O O P N H L S P A D P O P P A O A F E L E A N T I S R O D E E B B J I G M A P L E C E O S U M O A I D E B U R N O R A L T S E A S T E W E L D S E D U R H O D B O B O M A N I Q U E E N E D B L O O P E U N C R A T E R U N N I E I S O G R A M A M E E N Brought to you by… • High Speed Internet • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Meeting Rooms 850 926-3737Scenic Hwy 98 Medart3292 Coastal Hwy.www.WakullaInnHotel.com The Waku l la News F o r l o c a l n e w s a n d p h o t o s For local news and photos w w w t h e w a k u l l a n e w s c o m www.thewakullanews.com

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Page 8B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 26, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Winner receives one meal from the following:Coastal Restaurant – AYCE Chicken or Pork Chop DinnerEl Jalisco – Mexican Grilled Chicken Fried or GrilledMyra Jeans – Grilled Chicken Pita with side Backwoods Bistro – Two for one Entrees (dine in only) Talk o’ The Town Deli – Choice of Sandwich & DrinkHamaknockers – Flatbread HoagiePulled Pork or Chicken E A T I N ’ p a t h … EATIN’ path… O F F OFF t h e the Winner Raymond Richdrawn from Coastal Restaurant in Panacea EATIN’ path… Your Guide to Area Restaurants and Catering Win One Meal from Every Restaurant! OFF the Coastal Restaurant MOBILE CATERING984-2933Open: urs. Mon. € 6a.m. 9p.m. Tues. & Wed. 11a.m 8p.m.1305 Coastal Hwy. 98, Panacea Home of the All-U-Can Eat Seafood & ChickenAll you can Eat Chicken $6.99MixedTues. & urs. Kids EatFree on Wednesday12 & under 926-4329 mon. Thurs. 11 9:30 Fri. Sat. 11 102481 Crawfordville Hwy. in Bay Springs Plaza Imports Domestics 2 for 1 Tequila Shots Margaritas M-F Dine in only 11-3 Sat-Thurs All Day Fri 11-6PM ELJalisco5@live.com S S G S Open Mon. Fri. 11 – 7 Sat. 11:00 – 3:00 926-3500or fax order to 926-35012500 Crawfordville Hwy. Across from El Jalisco M OA New Yor k Sty le DeliVoted “Best Lunch” Readers Choice 2010-2011 850-926-4737 C OMEENJO Y GENU INE “ OLD FASH ION” SMOKEHOUS E BBQ $175 $395 Open 7 Days Open 7 Days 926-7530 Restaurant 2669 Crawfordville Hwy Downtown Crawfordville Private Party Rooms Private Party Rooms Tuesday Nights Tuesday Nights $ 4 95 $ 4 95 Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Spaghetti with Meat Sauce You likah da spaghetti ? Whats not to like eh? Spaghetti lovers can rejoice and endulge themselves every tuesday night from 5-8 pm at Myra Jeans for just 4.95. Kids spaghetti plates are just 2.95. You get a plate of freshly prepared noodles, Myra Jeans own meat sauce and a big piece of garlic bread for just 4.95. Dine in or carry out, it is deliciouso either way. You cant cook it at home that cheap! Thats crazy cheap. After work this Tuesday, go home and load up the fam. Yes, even the kids. At 5 oclock they start Crazy Cheap Spaghetti Night at Myra Jeans and you gonna likah the spaghetti. Itsah good spaghetti, and itsah Crazy Cheap. You gonna love it. CCSN at MJs. 5-8 Tuesday nights. Ciao.Crazy Cheap Spaghetti Night at Myra Jean’s OFF The Eatin’ Path Entry Form Please drop off form at any participating Eatin’ Place for chance to win. Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ _________________________________ City _____________________________ State __________Zip ______________ Phone ___________________________ e-mail ____________________________One Win ner!One Meal fro m Every Restau rant You’ve got questions… we have answers Q: Where are the best places to eat? A: Check out the Your source for everything local3119-A Crawfordville Hwy. 926-7102 www.thewakullanews.com OFF the EATIN’ path… a monthly page inThe WakuulanewsSpecial to The NewsA 10-year-old Crawfordville female was injured when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Theodore B. Barnes, 62, of Crawfordville Saturday, Jan. 21 at 4:45 p.m. The accident occurred on Shadeville Highway near Tickie Ridge in Crawfordville. Witnesses said the juvenile darted in front of the vehicle and the motorist was unable to stop before making contact with the child. The child was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with internal injuries and remains in the ICU. The case investigation continues. The investigation was conducted by Deputy Mike Crum, Sgt. Mike Helms and Deputy Ben Steinle. PHOTO BY JO ANN PALMER/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSInterviews by sheriffs deputies at the scene of the accident on Shadeville Highway on Saturday, Jan. 21.10-year-old girl struck by carBriefsIt’s time to go through those closets.... Florida Wild Mammal Association is preparing for its bi-annual yard sale at Nads storage on March 15-17. Nads is located at 59 Shadeville Road in Crawfordville. All proceeds from this event will be used to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife! Donations of yard sale items can be dropped off at Nads storage in number 33 at any time before the sale or can be brought to the sale on March 15 after noon. If you have items but are unable to drop them off or you would like to become a volunteer for our fundraising committee please email Jeff at jeffstudio54@yahoo. com. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for helping us help our local wildlife! Ronald and Julie Edmondson and family suffered the loss of their clothing, food, furniture, appliances and the majority of their personal belongings due to a house re on Saturday, Jan. 14. The home is located at 4716 Crawfordville Highway in Medart. The fire spread very rapidly and the Edmondsons were only able to grab a couple of boxes of important papers, a few pictures and personal items before exiting the home. The cause of the re was due to a defective chimney and the home was a total loss. A bene t account has been established to help Ron and Julie with rental deposits and fees, utility deposits, clothing, furniture and appliance replacement, and to offset the cost of the additional living expenses associated with being displaced from their home unexpectedly. Donations can be made to The Edmondson Bene t Fund and mailed to P. O. Box 278, Crawfordville FL 32326. Florida Wild Mammal seeks items for upcoming yard saleBenefit account open for the Edmondson Family The Edmondson home after the “ re