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Publication Date: 09-27-2012
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Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 117th Year, 37th Issue Thursday, September 27, 2012 Two Sections Two Sections75 Cents 75 Cents k h h h k l l h Published Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaPublic Notices .................................................................Page 3A The Opinion Page ...........................................................Page 4A Church.............................................................................Page 6A Obituaries .......................................................................Page 7A Community .....................................................................Page 8A School .............................................................................Page 9A Water Ways ...................................................................Page 10A Senior Citizens ..............................................................Page 12A Sheriffs Report................................................................Page 14A Sports ..............................................................................Page 1B Week in Wakulla ..............................................................Page 2B In the Huddle ...................................................................Page 5B Thinking Outside the Book ..............................................Page 8B Classi eds ......................................................................Page 12B Legal Notices .................................................................Page 12B Comics ...........................................................................Page 11BINDEX OBITUARIES Nancy Matheny-Evans Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin Arthur Henderson Cecil B. Henderson Kenneth L. Voland Dorothy Joyce Whisman Help shape the future of Tallahassee Community College in Wakulla CountyAnd register for a $500 scholarship drawing! GreatIdeas@TCC.fl.edu (850) 201-8632 We want to hear from you on whats important. Attend TCCs Town Hall Listening Session for a community discussion on how we can better serve area residents and partner with local businesses. Ribbon cutting and reception for our new facility to follow.October 10 | 6 p.m. | 2932 Crawfordville Highway By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netA quick search on 2-1-1 Big Bends website for health care facilities in Wakulla County brings up a short list. And those who can provide assistance to residents who are on a low income or living in poverty if even less. The state rate for health care providers is 23 family physicians per 100,000 people. Wakullas rate is 12 per 100,000, according to County Commissioner Dr. Lynn Artz who is also a member of the Wakulla Healthcare Task Force. The availability of dentists is even worse, she said. The state average is 63 per 100,000 people and Wakulla is around 13 per 100,000. Rural areas are typically underserved, Artz said. Its always tough. The task force identi ed three major needs in the county which included an urgent care facility, diagnostic and screening facility and more primary care providers. After 5 p.m., its basically our ambulance service, Artz said. The lack of assistance programs, as well as providers, insurance, ability to pay for services and transportation all effect the availability of healthcare for people in Wakulla County and especially those who are living at or below the federal poverty line. While there are a few facilities that offer help to those residents, the need is still great. There are more assistance programs in Tallahassee, but for many, the lack of transportation keeps them from getting the help they need. Transportation is always an issue, Artz said. Wakulla Transportation is available for a minimal cost to take people to the doctor and other important appointments. But if someone needs to go right away, that may not be available. Brenda Posey, manager of Wakulla Medical Center in Panacea, remembers one of their patients who had a severe migraine, but was unable to come to the doctor for two days because lack of transportation. Bless her heart, Posey said. This story is common, she said. A few facilities offer medical services on a sliding fee scale, such as the Wakulla Medical Center. This means patients pay a certain amount based on their income and the amount of people in their family. Wakulla Medical Center provides family primary care, pediatrics, well women exams, immunizations and school and sports physicals. It is a federally quali ed health center and receives 50 percent of its funding from federal funds and grants. It is a non-pro t that operates partially through this federally funding. They are a primary care provider and open to everyone. The Wakulla Medical Center had 2,242 patients in 2010. Out of these patients, 1,380 were uninsured, 374 were on Medicaid and 234 were on Medicare, Posey said. They offer a sliding fee scale based on income that ranges from $15 to $45 per visit. Even people who have insurance can apply. Some people who have insurance through their employer make minimum wage and can only afford the catastrophic insurance, which might have a deductible of $2,500, said Posey. These people are also able to apply for the sliding fee. Continued on Page 11AMedical services slim for low income JENNIFER JENSENThe Bond Community Health Center Mobile Unit visits the Apalachee Center in Crawfordville on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. POVERTY is is the third story in an ongoing series on poverty in Wakulla. In March, the lack of adequate, affordable housing was reported. In May, the problem of hunger was examined.Wakulla Springs celebrates 75 yearsBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netIt has been 75 years since Edward Ball built the Wakulla Springs Lodge in 1937. Although management has changed over the years, the lodge itself remains nearly the same, receiving just a few facelifts. The lodge still has its 1930s charm, complete with its Mediterranean Revival and art deco style and 27 rooms that are still absent a TV. To commemorate its long history and the 75th anniversary of the lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark, a rededication ceremony was held by the Florida Park Service and Cape Leisure Corporation on Sept. 25. Pete Scalco, park manager at Wakulla Springs State Park, said it was tting to recognize this landmark and noted the park service recently celebrated 75 years. These two have been in lock-step throughout history, Scalco said. County Commissioner Lynn Artz read a proclamation from the county recognizing Sept. 25, 2012, as Wakulla Springs Lodge Day. She read, The Lodge stands today largely as it did over seven decades ago providing a timeless glimpse into Floridas elegant past. Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione said Wakulla Springs is a destination. The destination is actually the beginning of a journey, he said. This journey is the start of people understanding the importance of preserving and protecting natural and cultural resources, he added. Cape Leisure Corporation Vice President Debbie Land was also in attendance and expressed the companys commitment to preserving the history and tradition of the lodge, while also improving and enhancing the guests experience. We have to walk that ne line, Land said. They have added wireless internet in the lobby at the hotel because of demand from guests, but said they will not be adding TVs in the guest rooms. Thats what Wakulla is, Land said. They have also added online booking for guests and will be updating the restaurants menu soon, she said. Other improvements include a spring and summer gift shop closer to the springs and near the restrooms outside and polishing all the marble oors and painting the guest rooms. Land said Ace Hardware in Crawfordville actually has a record of the paint that was used in the rooms so they will be able to use the same paint. Cape Leisure Corporation took over the operation of the lodge, restaurant and concessions in July 2011. The company entered into a 5-year agreement with the state, who still owns the property.Mighty Mullet Maritime Fest is cancelledBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThe Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival has been held in Panacea for the last six years, but this year, the event, which was scheduled for Oct. 27, has been cancelled. The decision to cancel the festival was made by the planning committee last week after several unforeseen circumstances occurred. The rst was the loss of Nancy Matheny on Wednesday, Sept. 19. She was the managing volunteer for the festivals fundraiser and chair of the Friends of the Big Bend Maritime Center. Continued on Page 15A PHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSENMARKING THE YEARS: Pete Scalco, Lynn Artz, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Donald Forgione, Debbie Land and Jeff True, above, cut the ribbon. The crowd at the ceremony, below right, WAR EAGLES STAY UNDEFEATEDSee Page 1B

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By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netKimball Thomas, candidate for superintendent of schools, has been the subject of negative leaks about his past. His opponent, Bobby Pearce, while denying responsibility for the information being made available to the public, said that running for elected of“ ce does involve having ones past scrutinized. There are two main claims: one, that Thomas was reprimanded for sexual harassment while working at Collier County Schools in 2006 and demoted; and that he faced a misdemeanor charge of passing a bad check in Leon County in 2002. The allegations have become widely circulated in the community. Over the past several weeks, The Wakulla News has received at least four copies of the 2006 memo. Some of those copies came from supporters of Bobby Pearce, who is also running for superintendent of schools; others came from people who said they were concerned about the allegations. One of those was local educator Donna Savary, who described herself in an interview as a supporter of Thomas who became disillusioned when she became aware of the issues. She sought to ask questions about the matters at the League of Women Voters forum for the superintendent candidates in August, but her questions were rejected as inappropriate. One of the organizers of the League forum, Hugh Taylor, then went before the county commission and in other venues to complain about the allegations about Thomas … especially the criminal charge … saying it was racially motivated. The Wakulla News was prompted by the public comments to write this news story. THOMAS RESPONSE In an interview with The Wakulla News on Monday, Thomas expressed surprise that the reprimand was unearthed from his personnel “ le and said it was his understanding of Colliers board policy that he should have been given notice that his “ le was being released so that he would have an opportunity to appeal items within it. He added that he had also been under the impression that the memo had been purged from his “ le. It was surprising to me because it was an internal issue that was handled internally,Ž Thomas said. Thomas was hired in 2003 as executive director of federal and state grants for the Collier County School System when, in June 2006, he was reprimanded and demoted for alleged inappropriate comments to a female employee. He stressed in the interview that the alleged incident was after work hours and away from school. He was ordered to undergo an employee action plan, regarding avoiding sexual harassment in the workplace. In March 2008, Thomas submitted his letter of resignation to Collier schools, saying he had decided to pursue other career opportunities for the 2008-2009 school yearŽ and that he had enjoyed his nearly “ ve full years of service to the district. Thomas said his leaving Collier had absolutely nothing to do with the reprimand. The separation form for June 2008 includes notations under Reason(s) for SeparationŽ the code NR and states Non-renewal of contract.Ž The NR code is scratched out and another code, TY, appears on the form, with the notation that it is from the director of non-instructional staf“ ng. The TY means non-renewal termination, not eligible to reapply for a job with the district, according to a note on the form. I turned in my resignation,Ž Thomas said. To my knowledge, it went to the board.Ž An email from the communications supervisor at Collier County Schools to The Wakulla News con“ rmed Thomas hiring date, the letter of reprimand, his demotion and his nonrenewal of contract. Thomas left Collier County and went to work as an assistant professor at Gainesville State College in Gainesville, Ga. Of the bad check charge from 10 years ago, the court “ le has been purged from the Leon County Clerk of Courts, but the docket sheet shows an offense date of May 21, 2002, and a court appearance on Sept. 5, 2002, when he entered a plea of no contest before Leon County Judge Judith Hawkins for a misdemeanor charge of insuf“ cient funds for a check under $150. Adjudication was withheld, but 15 days of jail was ordered and suspended pending completion of probation with the condition of a financial class. The probation he received was non-reporting probation, meaning he did not have to report to a probation of“ cer, the lowest form of supervision. Early termination of probation was approved. Thomas had no comment on the check charge. Of the whole matter, Thomas said: I made up my mind when I began this campaign, I was not going to go negative … I was not going to say anything negative about Bobby.Ž The race and the campaign, Thomas said, should be about education issues and who is more quali“ ed to lead the district. PEARCE RESPONSE In an interview on Tuesday morning, Pearce denied that his camp was involved in the release of the information, but said the public scrutiny comes with running for of“ ce. When I was preparing to run for office, I knew there were certain pitfalls of running … youre basically living in a glass house,Ž Pearce said, and you have to be prepared to be scrutinized.Ž Asked about whether he felt his supporters were involved in the release of the information, Pearce said: Im not making the decision of whether or not it comes out. Im detached from the release of it.Ž Later in the interview, he added, I cant control what people in the community do... We havent initiated anything in our camp.Ž Pearce said that he encourage(s) people to research meŽ and look into his background. Make sure that I am who I say I am.Ž Whats been raised about Pearce has dealt with his appointment to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Administration. He had been serving in the role for months prior, but with the title of principal on special assignment. With the approach of Tropical Storm Debby in late June, and with Superintendent David Miller out of town, Pearce recorded a robo-call that went out to students and school personnel that school was cancelled. He identi“ ed himself as Assistant Superintendent Bobby Pearce, and while he had been approved by the school board, the actual appointment didnt become effective until July 1. Questions were raised about whether Pearce was seeking an unfair campaign advantage in making the robo-call. And Hugh Taylor made a mocking video that was posted on YouTube of Assistant Superintendent ManŽ that included an endorsement of Thomas. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 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. The Wakulla NewsLook Us Up Online for News, Sports, & Special Events.www.thewakullanews.comAlso check out your Community Calendar The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on October 15, 2012 at 5:00 p.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 Of“ce at (850) 9260919 or TDD (850) 926-1201.SEPTEMBER 27, 2012NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of Sopchoppy SEPTEMBER 20, 27, 2012 SPECIAL WORKSHOPTHE CITY OF SOPCHOPPY WILL BE HOLDING A SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012, 6:30 P.M. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING IS TO GET COMMUNITY INPUT ON A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE A SALARY OR STIPEND TO MEMBERS OF THE SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION.The Council welcomes any input on this issue and urges you to attend. For further information please call the clerks of“ce at 962-4611. PUBLIC NOTICE The City of St. Marks located at 788 Port Leon Drive, 9 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 925-6224. Interested parties may inspect ordinance at 788 Port Leon Drive and be heard at the meeting. 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. The millage rate has remained the same at 5.0327 for the “scal years ending September 30, 2011, September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2013. The current year rolled-back rate for the “scal year ending September 30, 2013 was 4.8976 which is 2.76% lower than the operating millage rate.SEPTEMBER 27, 2012NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF ST. MARKS: NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASESEPTEMBER 27, 2012THE PREVIOUS NOTICE PLACED BY THE CITY OF ST. MARKS HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW, NECESSITATING THIS SECOND NOTICE.The City of St. Marks has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A.Initially proposed tax levy ................................................. $140,043 B.Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes ......................................... $(2,402) C.Actual property tax levy .................................................... $142,445 This years proposed tax levy .............................................$147,121All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: October 1, 2012 5:30pm at 788 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, Florida 32355A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. MARKS ARE 1% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. GENERAL UTILITY TOTAL ALL FUND FUND FUNDS Millage Rate Per $1,000 5.0327 Current Year Rolled Back Rate Pe r $1,000 4.8976 ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Ad Valorem Tax 140,000 140,000 Franchise Fees 25,800 25,800 Utility Tax 28,800 28,800 Communications Service Tax 11,000 11,000 Licenses & Permits 3,000 3,000 Intergovernmental Revenue 35,640 35,640 Charges for Services 37,760 320,000 357,760 Grant Revenue 610,000 610,000 TOTA L REVENUES 892,000 320,000 1,212,000 Carried Forward Balances 235,395 3,626,481 3,861,876 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 1,127,395 3,946,481 5,073,876 EXPENDITURES: General Government Services 258 ,220 258,220 Physical Environment 1,680 1,680 Transportation Culture/Recreation 19,000 19,000 Other Nonoperating 3,100 3,100 Water/Sewer/Garbage Exp enditures 320,000 320,000 Grant Expenditures 610,000 610,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 892,000 320,000 1,212,000 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 235,395 3,626,481 3,861,876 TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND BALAN CES 1,127,395 3,946,481 5,073,876 The tentative, adopted and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record. SEPTEMBER 27, 2012CITY OF ST. MARKS

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Page 4A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comreaders speak out The Opinion Page The 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.Editor: William Snowden ............................................editor@thewakullanews.net Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ..........................................jjensen@thewakullanews.net Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................lkinsey@thewakullanews.net Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................denise@thewakullanews.net Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ............advertising@thewakullanews.net NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online:• Suspicious phone calls reported • Flood maps criticized • Nancy Matheny-Evans obituary •Cecil B. Henderson obituary • Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin obituary • Sheriff’s Report for Sept. 20, 2012 • Kenneth L. Voland obituary • Dorothy Joyce Whisman obituary thewakullanews.com Follow us onLetters 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. Editor, The News: I am writing to provide a thank you to a young man employed by our local Wal-mart store, Logan Wisecup. On Friday, Sept. 14, I ran to Wal-Mart to pick up a few items needed for dinner. Because I was only going to run in a grab a few grocery items, I only took my clutch bag that contained approximately $150 to $200 and no identi“ cation into the store. I did my shopping, paid and went home to prepare dinner. Saturday morning, I realized I did not have my clutch and panic set in as I felt I must have left it at Wal-Mart. I thought the likelihood of my clutch being turned in to Customer Service was probably very slim and that it would be even more unlikely that any cash would be recovered. Still, I had hope and decided to check with Customer Service. I was so happy to “ nd that Wisecup had found my clutch and turned it in to Customer Service with all my cash still inside! Logans honest and trustworthy character was very evident in his actions. Logan did not hesitate to do the right thing and I am truly grateful. Mary Wood Crawfordville Editor, The News: The League of Women Voters of Wakullas second forum moderated by The Florida Current reporter James Call will be held Thursday, Sept. 27. It will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited. Our forum will consist of: The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners District 1 portion of the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners District 3 portion of the forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners District 5 portion of the forum will begin at 8:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for Wakulla citizens to meet the candidates and hear their positions on various topics. This is the second of three forums the League of Woman Voter of Wakulla will be sponsoring. We hope this letter will serve to encourage Wakullans to attend. The League of Women voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of all citizens in the political process. We encourage all citizens to vote „ and vote early! Mary Cortese President, LWV, Wakulla Editor, The News: Members of the Friends of the Big Bend Maritime Center and Board of Directors of Florida Foresight are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of their dear friend and colleague, Nancy Matheny. Her leadership, positive spirit and can doŽ manner will be deeply missed. Respectfully, Ivanhoe Carroll, Russell Daws, Diane Delaney, Andrea Ellinor, Paul Johnson, Maurice Langston, Don Lesh, Bill Lowrie, Rhonda Lundy, Nelson Martin, Roger Pinholster, Pam Portwood, KC Smith, Larry Tucker, and Susan Payne Turner.We will miss Nancy Matheny Do we really need a community center? ank you to Logan Wisecup of Wal-Mart Leagues second forum is ursday Vote No on deceptive Amendment 8 Nancy Matheny in 2010.Preliminary ” ood maps show updated ” ood risks in WakullaBy BRAD LOARof FEMAAs you may have seen in recent news stories, preliminary flood insurance rate maps were delivered to some communities in northwest Florida, including Wakulla County. (Flood maps criticized,Ž front page of The Wakulla News, Sept. 20.) Because these stories have raised questions as to what this means for residents and property owners, we want to help you understand the purpose of these maps and how they might affect you. The ultimate goal is to protect property owners and communities by showing the extent to which areas are at risk of ” ooding. Flood maps are being updated for communities all across the country, and its a collaborative effort. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with state and local partners, such as the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD), throughout the mapping process. FEMA and NWFWMD have been working in partnership with county and municipal governments to update maps in northwest Florida. Flood risks change over time due to construction, development, environmental changes, floodplain widening or shifting and other natural or manmade factors. These changes can send water ” owing in new directions, creating flood risks that didnt exist previously „ which is why ” ood maps must be updated periodically. Updated maps are also more precise than older maps because the latest science available is used when gathering ” ood hazard and risk data. The best available data from FEMA, NWFWMD and Wakulla County, including existing letters of map change, where applicable, have been incorporated into the countys preliminary maps to help give residents and property owners the most accurate picture of their ” ood risk. To see the preliminary maps, visit www.nwfwmd. state.” .us and click on the flood information portal, or contact your local ” oodplain managers of“ ce. The preliminary maps for Wakulla County arent “ nal yet. We expect them to become effective for ” ood insurance rating purposes in about a year, and that timeline includes a public comment and appeal period. By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require ” ood insurance on properties that are located in areas at high risk of flooding. Before these maps become effective, residents and property owners may have options to purchase ” ood insurance at a reduced rate. We encourage people who are newly mapped into a high-risk ” ood zone on the preliminary maps to talk with an insurance agent now to “ nd out what options are available to them. In fact, we encourage everyone to consider ” ood insurance, regardless of their ” ood zone. Even people living outside of high-risk areas can experience ” ooding, which is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S. Standard homeowners, business owners, and renters insurance doesnt cover flood damage, so flood insurance offers “ nancial protection from a disaster which affects far too many communities each year. We know that additional expenses can be dif“ cult, but similar to insurance that we purchase to protect ourselves if something were to happen to our cars or our health, ” ood insurance is designed to protect us from the costly expenses from a ” ood. For more information about flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, a voluntary program administered by FEMA, visit www.” oodsmart.gov. For more information about ” ood risks in your community, contact your local ” oodplain manager.Brad Loar is Mitigation Division Director with FEMAs Southeast Regional Of“ ce. Editor, The News: For the last several years there has been a great debate in Wakulla County about the need and functions of a Wakulla County Community Center. Why did we purchase this property? Who will operate it? What programs will we have? How much will it cost to join? Where will the Board of County Commissioners “ nd the money to maintain and operate it? Do we really want a swimming pool there for the people of Wakulla County? Who will pay $1 millionplus for the pool and where will the money come from to operate and maintain it? The Wakulla BOCC has conducted workshops to discuss all these questions. Surveys have been sent out and returned and analyzed on what youth programs to offer. Recent discussions have also addressed the possibility of the School Board busing students to the Community Center after school. Recently, Commissioner Jerry Moore had the gall to suggest that the functions and funding for the Community Center be given to the Extension Office and that they take over the whole function, expand their current facilities and then the county could use the current Community Center property to house other Wakulla County Government activities. Poor Jerry was almost run out of the county. He should have been thanked for looking for alternate solutions to this issue. Lets take a second, take a deep breath and really look at the activities we want with a Community Center. First, we want a place where the youth of Wakulla County can go to and participate in activities. We would like this center to be open in the evenings, during holidays and the summer. It would also be available for adults to use for evening sporting activities. Second, we would like an opportunity for our adults to go to play in basketball, soccer and volleyball leagues. I think we already have all of these facilities located in various parts of Wakulla County. These facilities are our public schools. The School Board does an excellent job of operating and maintaining the gyms and playing fields for all the schools. Why not take advantage of their expertise and have them run the Wakulla County Recreation program? For many years, we lived in Virginia where our youngest daughter grew up and played many sports. I coached basketball and soccer. We always held our practices and games at the local county schools. The schools were available on weekdays and weekends for these types of programs for the youth. Adults were able to establish leagues for basketball, volleyball, soccer and other activities. During the summer we used the school grounds for practice and games. WHY CANT THIS HAPPEN IN WAKULLA COUNTY? I think we are missing a great opportunity by not making these facilities available to intramural youth and adult activities like those I have described above. I hereby recommend that the BOCC enter into negotiations with the School Board to transfer the Recreation Department from the county government to the School Board. The county could retain and operate and maintain the parks of Wakulla County. This transfer would then take advantage of both the expertise of the School Board employees who already operate a very successful athletic program for our youth. The school facilities would also be put to better use by opening them up for after school hours for both the youth and adults. With the support of the BOCC, they might eventually be able to build a swimming pool and “ nally have a swimming team for the students of Wakulla County. I think this would be a win-win solution and allow the School Board to do what they do best … take care of our youth. This would also allow the BOCC to worry about governing and not have to “ gure a way to take care of our children. Since I have gone this far, I would even dare suggest that we sell the current buildings where the commissioners meet, the administrative building and the building housing the supervisor of elections and the property appraiser. We could even include the building where the Tax Collector resides. These are all valuable commercial locations. What next? Well, we would then move all of the above offices to the new Government Center where the current Community Center is located. This would place all Wakulla County government of“ ces in a central location with plenty of parking for the public. We could even include walking trails and a playground. I welcome a discussion on this radical proposal. Ron Piasecki Ron_piasecki@comcast.net Editor, The News: These days citizens are hardly surprised when politicians try to hide bad ideas behind good names. For example, the Student Success Act was the of“ cial title of the disastrous Senate Bill 736. On Nov. 6, Florida voters will be asked to vote on Amendment 8, deceptively titled the Religious Freedom Amendment.Ž But Amendment 8 isnt about religious freedom at all. It is about taxpayer funding for religion. Amendment 8 says that the government cannot deny tax dollars to any group or sect claiming to be a religious organization. This amendment could rob revenue from our public schools at a time when state funding has already been slashed. Even though the word voucherŽ does not appear in the text, Amendment 8 would help clear the way for millions in taxpayer funded vouchers to be given to students already attending private religious schools. Vote NO on Amendment 8. Urge friends, family and coworkers to read the amendments before voting on them. Remind them: when in doubt, throw it out … vote no! Missy Rudd mbrudd@att.net

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 5Areaders speak out More OpinionsEditor, The News: I am writing this letter to describe the character of Mr. Ralph Thomas, candidate for Wakulla County Commissioner, and to state my opinion of how I feel he will serve the citizens of Wakulla County if elected. I met Mr. Thomas while looking for a mortgage broker. He came highly recommended by my realtor and by the staff at the Leon County First Time Home Buyers Association course. For my “ rst attempt at buying a home I wanted to try an auction listed home. After doing my research I quickly realized I was in over my head. I called Mr. Thomas slightly frantic the day before the auction. He quickly worked with me to secure a pre-approval letter and actually met me at the auction site to provide moral support and “ nancial guidance. I was unsuccessful in this purchase and wanted to try again. For my second attempt I wanted to try and buy a short sale home to get a better price on property. Again, Mr. Thomas worked with me to determine what loan type would be best suited to my income level as well as ways to raise my credit score quickly to qualify for a “ xed, low interest government loan. Not only did Mr. Thomas show me ways to raise my score, he actually took the time to teach me how to prepare a budget and learn responsible ways of managing and spending my money to help me save for the future. With his help my score was raised and I was quali“ ed. My offer was accepted and I was on my way to buying my “ rst home. I ran into several problems with the contractors who were working on my house and was once again in over my head. He took it upon himself to act as the mediator between the selling bank, my Realtor and the contractors to settle the disputes that were occurring. I was in danger of losing the home again after the contractors failed to meet their time constraints placed on them by the sellers. Mr. Thomas actually ended up working on the weekends using his own personal time to monitor the progress of the contractors as well as having his staff scramble to have me approved by the loan underwriter before my contract with the bank expired. After “ nally closing on my home, six months later, Mr. Thomas still continues to advise me on several aspects of my life. When asked, he provides me with information and options on saving, budgeting, life and health insurance, valuable ways to become debt free and well as people to meet and places to go to enjoy both Wakulla and Leon Counties. It is my opinion that Mr. Thomas really cares about the people he meets whether they are his clients or not. He wants to find more efficient ways to utilize the money that is already budgeted for the county instead of increasing taxes in times of “ nancial hardships. Mr. Thomas genuinely cares for Wakulla County and the surrounding areas and the citizens who live and work here. He is an active member of his community and church and reaches out to people who ask for assistance. He seems to want to give a hand up and not a hand out by actually teaching and explaining options to people. He is one of the few people I have met in my life where his word is truth and a hand shake still means something. He is an intelligent, caring and compassionate family and community oriented man. I consider myself not only lucky to have met him, but smarter and more prepared to excel as a valuable member of the community. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter in its entirety. I hope it had shed some light on the person I have come to know and respect, who will hopefully be elected as Wakulla County Commissioner. Sincerely, Rebecca Shelton Tallahassee Editor, The News: Last week, the Letter to the Editor entitled More speci“ cs needed from candidateŽ basically attacked a past commissioner by stating Dr. Howard Kessler could have passed almost any issue with George Green and Lynn Artz on the commission, if he wanted to. I guess Danzey was not fond of those commissioners. He also af“ rms that Dr Kessler is only one vote. That leaves the other four commissioners attempting to satisfy their own constituents. In the three columns of verbiage, Danzeys point in writing seems to boil down to two questions: What did Kessler do when in of“ ce and what does he think he can do in the next commission? Two main points were mentioned, the recent, very unpopular public utility taxes and the resignation of the prior county administrator. Thinking through the Public Service Tax, it can be argued that the budget de“ cit was supposed to be resolved over a 10-year period. Instead, it appears that overcoming the de“ cit will be accomplished in less than “ ve. If that is the case, and if the public service tax can reduce the de“ cit so quickly, why should that tax be so high? Or, for that matter, continued. Trading the Public Service Tax by reducing the property tax only bene“ ts those large landowners who own the county. The PST provides a broader tax base but injures those less fortunate. While on the surface it seems fair, this is indeed unequal treatment imposed by our county government. I would remind the writer of the article that it was certainly not Dr. Kessler who rid the county of the past administrator. It was instead a group of citizens through combined effort that brought about the resignation of the administrator. I might add, the resignation came about through the encouragement of the Board to, please,Ž “ le with the State Ethics Commission any suspicion of violations and resolve the issue. That is what happened, and he left with three months of pay instead of the nine months being mentioned by Stewart. As to understanding the budget, I think I could challenge any of our sitting commissioners or past commissioners to be able to explain the budget as well as Dr. Kessler, who worked as a full time commissioner and studied the issues thoroughly. It has been obvious in recent commission meetings that some commissioners havent the slightest idea of the balance between revenues and expenditures. George Harrison Crawfordville Editor, The News: If you need more specifics about spending cuts and efficiency improvementsŽ from Howard Kessler or any other candidates perhaps I can help. First, vote out all incumbent commissioners. Second, terminate Tim Barden immediately. He never should have remained on the payroll after a new administrator was hired. Third, terminate the contract with Pam Portwood. Her base pay is $35 per hour plus bene“ ts. She gets a piece of the action when the county receives a TDC grant, we supply her with a $1,500 computer, a $300 phone (and pay the fees), cover her of“ ce supplies and travel and shes only obligated to give us 30 hours a week! How do I get a job like that! What hold do these two people have over our current commissioners? Finally, sell the huge white elephant on the corner of Trice Lane and Shadeville Highway. It will continue to cost county taxpayers for the next 50 years. It will never make money and as a community center will be used very little. I keep hearing about putting in a swimming pool … who will use it? The kids in the county have no trouble finding places to swim with our many rivers and beaches. More importantly, a private owner of that property would pay property taxes and bring money in! Wouldnt that be nice for a change. When you vote remember who created the situation were in. Change will be good. F.J.Young Crawfordville Editor, The News: Emily Smith is my choice for the County Commission District 5 seat. Having served as an alternate planning commissioner for the past four years, I have had an opportunity to observe our county government, particularly its planning and zoning decision-making process, up close. I have become more informed about the many issues that confront our county. As Wakulla County grows, the tasks of its commissioners become more complex. I am convinced that the best decisions for our county are made by planning commissioners and county commissioners who do their homework, consider all points of view, carefully weigh the pros versus the cons and make decisions that are in the best, long-term interest of all. Emily is a caring, careful and thoughtful person who will listen to your concerns and perspectives. With Emily Smith as your commissioner, your input will be sought, valued, and carefully considered. When making decisions that affect you, Emily will research options, carefully compare alternatives, make wise and fair decisions, and will communicate effectively with citizens. With Emily Smith as your commissioner, you will know that complex decisions are being made with the greatest of care. Please vote for Emily Smith in November. Judith Harriss Sopchoppy Editor, The News: As election day nears, wed like to ask Wakulla County voters to closely examine each candidates quali“ cations and consider voting for the individuals that are best quali“ ed for the job they are seeking. Each of our candidates for county commissioner appear to be honest and upstanding Wakulla County citizens but some stand above others in experience. To us, one particular candidate, John Shuff, stands out as having vast experience in leadership, research, planning, budgeting and working with citizens, county of“ cials and state representatives. Johns experience began when he was just a teenager, an Eagle Scout and Regional Vice-Chief of the Order of the Arrow for Florida, an honorary organization of the Boy Scouts. John was chosen to be president of his fraternity when he was a senior at FSU. In 1976, he began a contracting career that continued until January, 2012 when he retired from his successful construction business. Johns last construction project was a $9.5 million rebuild of the Eastside Psychiatric Hospital in Tallahassee. In 2000, John became a member of the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and also served as President. Among his work on the board was the renovation of the old Wakulla County Courthouse, which required obtaining grants and working through many challenges. John served on the Landscape Ordinance Writing Committee and chaired the Wakulla County Infrastructure Committee where he became aware of the many development challenges Wakulla County faces. For eight years, John served as chairman of the Wakulla County Construction Licensing and Appeals Board. During that time he suggested a change to the county licensing ordinance requiring all new contractors to be state licensed instead of having county licenses. This upgraded Wakullas licensing requirements and prevented Wakulla County from needing to be involved in lawsuits between contractors and their clients. John is a conservative Democrat and does not support any additional changes to Wakulla Countys tax structure under the current economic conditions, unless done by voter initiative. A direct quote from John: We have lowered property tax millage, added a public utilities tax, and a garbage tax. We need to allow the dust to settle on these changes and see if they create any unanticipated consequences or opportunities.Ž Unanticipated consequencesŽ are a reality and we believe one strength John will bring to the board is a commitment to research all options and listen to Wakulla County citizens in attempt to avoid unanticipated consequences and unrest as much as possible. He is not one to shoot from the hip or be in” uenced by the loudest voice. He does his homework and listens more than he talks. OpportunitiesŽ are what John looks for. How can we do the best with what we have? How do we make the best “ scal decisions for Wakulla County citizens and businesses? We believe these are questions John will live by and although some decisions will not make everyone happy, we believe he will have facts to back up his recommendations and votes. We have come to this belief by asking John lots of questions and hearing his educated responses. We have not always agreed with John (at least not at “ rst) but after hearing the facts, we certainly understand and agree with his positions. We believe Johns experience, dedication, hard work and ability to work as many hours as needed sets him apart from the other candidates. John has shown great concern, respect and willingness to listen to the residents of our community which has gained him respect from many citizens and government of“ cials. John has our vote and we hope you will seriously consider him as your selection, too. John wants to hear from you. Please visit his website at www.shuffforwakulla. com and his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JohnShuff. John can be reached through email at John@ shuffforwakulla.com. Janice & Mike Eakin Crawfordville Editor, the News: Many years ago this retired elementary teacher substituted an entire week in a Wakulla classroom for a young man whose child was seriously ill in the hospital. The lesson plans were well conceived, complete and easy to follow. The students were well behaved and eager to learn. A few weeks later, the teacher stopped me in the hall and complimented me, saying his students had not suffered because of his absence. Of course, it was because of his preparedness and ef“ ciency that their education was allowed to continue uninterrupted. Ive followed that mans educational career since then and am wholeheartedly supporting Dr. Kimball Thomas for superintendent of Wakulla County Schools. Marcia Bjerregaard Crawfordville Editor, The News: As a retired FBI special agent supervisor, and a resident of Wakulla County, I have a keen interest in who the citizens of Wakulla County choose as our sheriff in the upcoming election. Of obvious importance are a candidates law enforcement background, his managerial skills and the care with which he has managed his personal life. Major Maurice Langston grades highly in all three categories. The last 16 years of my career with the FBI were spent as supervisor of the Tallahassee office of the FBI, and for a period of years, the entire Panhandle of Florida. Ive had occasion to observe local and state law enforcement leaders in many venues, and in fact, have been in a position to observe Major Langston for the last 27 years of his 30 year career with the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce. A career with a sheriffs of“ ce provides one with a workingŽ knowledge of the full spectrum of criminal laws in the State of Florida, and as a result of joint investigations, many Federal criminal laws. Major Langston has valuable experience, not only in personally working with these laws, but also, in his capacity as Manager of Law Enforcement Operations, overseeing the efforts of others conducting investigations. In the past Major Langston has served as Administrator of the county jail, said efforts being partially responsible for the return of $3 million a year to the county coffers. His integral involvement, and familiarity with the budget process, is crucial to ef“ ciently managing the “ nite resources of the Sheriffs Office to effectively cover a large geographical territory. As public information of“ cer, Major Langston has developed invaluable skills in dealing with the public and the press. He is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy, a several month intensive FBI training course designed for local and state law enforcement of“ cers in management positions, or with managerial promise. Lastly, I have always known Major Langston to be a man of solid character who values walking the walkŽ over talking the talk.Ž He is the man for the job! Byron Price Special Agent Supervisor FBI, Retired Editor, The News: I would like to thank Commissioner Mike Stewart for his assistance with the Wakulla County Youth Fair Association Swine Show. His support and commitment to continuing our signature historical event in this county is greatly appreciated. I was impressed with both the speed at which he responded to my request for help and his enthusiasm in joining with myself and others to “ nd a solution to our dilemma. Mike Stewart works for the people of this county and I am proud to know that he is there when we need him. PJ Piland CrawfordvilleQuestions about the speci“ cs needed Emily Smith is caring, thoughtful person John Shu looks for opportunities Supporting Kimball omas for o ce FBI agent endorses Maurice LangstonMORE READERS WRITE:Heres some speci“ c spending cuts ank you, Commissioner Mike Stewart Ralph omas is a good man

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Page 6A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Churchreligious views and events Medart 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. Worship 10:00 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.1584 Old Woodville Rd. Wakulla Station 421-5741 Pastor Susie Horner 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 ChurchPastor Mike Shockley 926-7209 Ochlockonee & Arran Road Come Grow With UsŽ www.crawfordville-umc.orgSunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.Schedule of Services SUNDAY: Refreshments Sunday School Worship Prayer WEDNESDAY: Supper Pioneer Club: Youth and Adult Classes 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchPentecostal 962-9000 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 1st 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.org We’re Here to Share the Journey... Church Briefs Shady Sea to hold Homecoming service and sh fry Pastor Patrick McArthur and the members of Shady Sea Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to join them on Sunday, Sept. 30, for their homecoming service and sh fry on the grounds. They will be celebrating 67 years of gospel ministry here in Wakulla County. Their guest speaker will be Doyle Bell of Fellowship Baptist in Tallahassee. Come join in celebrating what God is doing in the county.  Open mic gospel sing set at Pioneer Baptist ChurchPioneer Baptist Church will host a community-wide "Open Microphone Gospel Sing" on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Anyone who enjoys singing or playing gospel music is invited to participate. Others who enjoy listening are encouraged to attend and have a blessed night of worship through music. There is no charge for the concert. Pioneer Baptist Church address is 486 Beechwood Drive. The church is located four miles east of Crawfordville, just north of the Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Road and the Spring Creek Highway intersection. Please call Pastor Dennis Hall at 8785224 for more information. They hope to see you.  Rocky Mount Church of Christ to host banquet Rocky Mount Church of Christ will be honoring Pastor Derrick Nelson and rst lady Gloria Nelson with a Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Shriner's club at 7 p.m. The Seineyard will cater for that night. Also, we will wrap up the Pastor's appreciation celebration on Sunday, Oct. 7, with Elder Irvin Donaldson and Zion Hill church of Sopchoppy rendering service that morning at 11 a.m. and Elder Willie Lee Manning and Spring Hill Church of Tallahassee rendering service at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served in between services. Everyone is invited to attend. Big Bend Hospice to host Bereavement Conference Big Bend Hospice will hold its eighth annual Bereavement Conference on Friday, Sept. 28, at Tallahassee Community College. The event is billed as "Tapestries: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope." To register, go to bigbendhospice.org and click on the link. For more information, contact Lisa Baggett at (850) 878-5310 or email lisa@ bigbendhospice.org. By ETHEL M. SKIPPER I encourage everyone to vote on Nov. 6. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be early voting, or you can vote absentee and mail in your vote. The books to register to vote close on Oct. 9. It is very important that everyone vote. If you are not sure you can vote, go register at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ ce and you will know for sure. In the past, I told was told people wrote their name on a paper and dropped it in a box for voting. Those who couldnt write their name, someone wrote it for them. Back in the 70s, I started working at the voting poll in Sopchoppy. Some people had a list of names given to them to vote for. There was free transportation for those with the papers, and they all got $5. As a citizen of the United States, everyone has the right to vote for who they like. I encourage everyone to register and vote. We wish a happy birthday to Roosevelt Ross on Nov. 1. He will celebrate 73 years. Family members and friends gathered last Tuesday with praise and fellowship to worship with Sister Willie Mae Steven to her water baptism. She is saved and “ lled with the Holy Spirit and working in her blessing. Eva Johnson wishes a happy birthday to Deacon Raymond Plummer, Ethel Brannen, Rickie Williams, Camena Williams and Cassidy Williams, all in November. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe gospel group Fortress will appear in concert at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart on Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Fortress Ministries is based in Hosford. The church is located at 165 Friendship Church Road in Medart. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.Fortress to performRegister to vote and voteSchedule set for first week of local Prayer Walk Buckhorn News By CYNTHIA WEBSTER Those of us who call Wakulla County home are about to begin a wonderful 40day spiritual journey. Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. is the “ rst step of the Footsteps for Faith and Freedom Prayer Walk for National Healing. People from all denominations are invited to come as often as possible to Azalea Park Monday through Saturday to participate in collective prayer and a short walk with others. Each walk will last approximately one hour and will start and end in prayer led by a member of the Wakulla Clergy. America is facing dif“ cult times, our government is being called on to make decisions that will have serious repercussions for generations to come and our country stands divided on many issues. More than ever before we need to seek Gods Grace and His Mercy. Collective voice lifted in praise and prayer are essential and your voice is important. For the days between Sept. 27 and Wed. Oct. 3rd we will be lead daily in prayer by: € Day 1, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 to 8 p.m., Father John Spicer, Christ Church Anglican; € Day 2, Friday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 110 a.m., Pastor Maurice Langston, The Cowboy Church; € Day 3, Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Youth Pastor Nick Reed, Crawfordville United Methodist Church; €Day 4, Sunday, Sept. 30, church services; € Day 5, Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pastor Dennis Hall, Pioneer Baptist Church; € Day 6, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pastor David Fell, First Baptist Church of Crawfordville; € Day 7, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Elder Marva Preston, Miracle Deliverance Center 2. Those who are unable to walk are encouraged to bring a chair and sit and pray with other Christians. For those who would very much like to be a part of the Prayer Walk but are unable to leave home you are encouraged to email: Footstepsforfaithnfreedom@gmail. com. We will record you as being part of the prayer walk and you will be sent a Prayer Walk pamphlet that can be used to record daily prayers. We will also keep you updated as to the scriptures used by Clergy at each walk.

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Kenneth L. Voland, 79, passed away Sept. 21. He was born In Nashville, Ind., to Lloyd and Olive Voland on Nov. 1, 1933. He graduated in 1956 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting. He married Sarah L. Weddle on July 12, 1953. Together, they have three children: Bruce (Clara) of Grapevine, Texas, Doug (Jenny) of Woodstock, Ga., and Suzanne (Mike) Tonkinson of Jacksonville; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 and served his country, including internationally in Toul, France. Kens executive “ nance experience was extensive. His various corporate positions took him to seven states and four countries. For many years he was listed in Whos Who in America.Ž He was active treasurer for Seafarer Chapel in Shell Point. His hobbies included ” ying gliders, “ shing, sailing, gol“ ng and building things for his grandchildren. In lieu of ” owers, donations may be made in his memory to Seafarer Chapel, 25 Connie Drive, Crawfordville FL 32327. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire Department in Shell Point. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 7AObituaries Nancy Matheny-Evans Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin Arthur Henderson Cecil B. Henderson Kenneth L. Voland Dorothy Joyce WhismanNancy Matheny-Evans, 64, of Medart, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at her home of natural causes. She was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Col. Charles W. Matheny Jr. and Jeanne Felkel Matheny, where Charles was the first to pilot a combat helicopter for the U.S. Army in Korea, civil engineer and assistant director for the City of Tampas Department of Public Works and Jeanne was an artist, advocate of the arts, art teacher and lecturer. She was the paternal granddaughter of Charles W. Matheny Sr. and Virginia Yates Matheny of Sarasota, where Charles owned a dredging company and served on the Sarasota County School Board. She was the maternal granddaughter of Herbert Felkel and Myrtie Warren Felkel of St. Augustine, where Herbert was the editor of The St. Augustine Record and Myrtie ran a private school. She was the greatgranddaughter of Henry Noel Felkel, the “ rst principal of Leon High School, the superintendent of schools for Leon County and the superintendent of the Florida State School for the Deaf and the Blind. Nancy has been a longtime resident of Wakulla County since moving here from Tampa in 1966. She was a graduate of Florida State University in 1970 and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma womens fraternity. She was an art education teacher at Trinity Catholic School, a teacher assistant in the special education program at Wakulla High School and technology education teacher at Ribault Middle School and Swift Creek Middle School. She “ nished her career in education as a program specialist IV for the Division of Workforce Development at the Florida Department of Education. She also was a small business owner. From 1977 to 1986, she owned and managed the Crafty Cracker in Panacea and in 2009 reestablished Two Blondes Liquor and Gifts in Panacea. She was an active member of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Board of Directors. She was active in the Episcopal Church and did volunteer work throughout her lifetime, some of which included serving as chairperson of the Panacea Maritime Museum, PTO president, Girl Scout troop leader and developed and directed after school programs for the school system and her church. Survivors include her husband, David Evans; three daughters, Ashley Evans, Virginia Evans and Maura Evans; two grandchildren, Ethan and Lila Brewer; a sister, Ann Baird of Annapolis, Md.; and a brother, Charles CharlieŽ Matheny III of Zolfo Springs. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 110 NE 1st Street in Carrabelle. In lieu of ” owers, donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Post Of“ ce Box 546, Carrabelle FL 32322. Bevis Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville is in charge of the arrangements. www.bevisfh.com.Nancy Matheny-Evans Kenneth L. VolandArthur Henderson, 93, of Marianna, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, in Marianna. He was born in Decatur County, Ga., but was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Henderson; brothers, Otway Henderson and Lloyd Henderson; sisters, Della Exum and Lucille Pittman. Survivors include a son, Ronald Henderson (Lynda) of Blountstown; four daughters, Jeanne Harris (Drexal) of Tallahassee, Pamela Hamm (Michael) of Quincy, Ginger Kelly (James) of Cairo, Ga., and Sandy Medlock (Donnie) of Niceville; three brothers, John Henderson of Tallahassee, Jack Henderson (Ann) of Crawfordville, Jim Henderson (Carol) of Maitland; sister, Barbara Scott (Avery) of Virginia; grandchildren, Ray Henderson of Blountstown, Matthew Eldridge of Quincy, Hunter Harris and Jennifer Henderson of Tallahassee, Anne Harden of Sopchoppy, Dana Harvey of Crawfordville and Neil and John Medlock of Niceville; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at Trinity Baptist Church. James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin, 93, died on Sept. 15. She was born in Baker County, Ga., on Aug. 8, 1919, to William Robert BobŽ and Pearl West, both of whom are deceased. She was also predeceased by her “ rst husband, C.W. Musgrove; second husband of 41 years, Arlow AlŽ Godwin; sisters, Inez Grubbs and Essie Shef“ eld; brothers, J.C. West and Robert West; and great-grandson, Chad Timothy Roberts. She was a longtime resident of Wakulla County. Survivors include a son, Phillip W. Musgrove Sr.; sisters, Marie Horton and Bobbie Riggins; brother, Edwin West; three grandchildren, Teresa Wollschlager (Tom), Susie Harris (Tony) and Phillip W. Musgrove Jr. (Amanda); four great-grandchildren, Mandy Ferrell (Scott), Warren Wollschlager, Macey Musgrove and Kayla Harris; and two great-greatgrandchildren, Laila Ferrell and Madalyn Ferrell; and many loving nieces and nephews. The visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Chapel, 3322 Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. The graveside service was held at Roselawn Cemetery on Piedmont Drive in Tallahassee at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21. Cecil B. Henderson, 82, of Sopchoppy, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19. A lifelong resident of Sopchoppy, he was retired from the State of Florida Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Viola Henderson of Sopchoppy; sons, Timothy (Cindy) Henderson and Alvin Henderson both of Crawfordville, Randal Henderson and Bobby Jo (Sherry) Henderson, both of Sopchoppy, and Snapper (Lori) Henderson of Crawfordville; daughters, Margie (Rodney) Gray and Julie Henderson, both of Crawfordville, Janet Griggs (Isham Porter) and Becky (Bo) Zanco, both of Sopchoppy, Mary Hughes (Fred Carter) of Wewahitchka, Dorothy (Willie Ed) Mathis and Susie (Lane) Cooper, both of Carrabelle; stepsons: Tommy (Jessica) Roberts and Tony Roberts, both of Sopchoppy; brothers, James (Mary) Henderson of Crawfordville and Charles (Barbara) Henderson of Daytona; 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at West Sopchoppy Cemetery with Reverend Fred Bradford of“ ciating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home 850559-3380. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralhome.net.Arthur Henderson Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin Cecil R. Henderson Letter of thanks from Stephens family Dorothy Joyce Whisman We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our friends, family and community for your prayers, love, generosity and kindness during the recent passing of our beloved husband and father, Bill Stephens. We have been honored by the outpouring of support from the hundreds of you who stood at our sides through his battle with cancer and after his passing. It was an uncommon beauty, the sea of faces in our family home and at Bills memorial and funeral, offering to us not only condolences, but also helping hands and many stories about our patriarch that reminded us to smile through our sorrowed hearts. So to you, our friends, our family, our community, we extend our most gracious thanks for your unending kindness. We will continue to remember and honor him in our lives through our continued relationships with you and by loving the city that became his name, Mr. Sopchoppy. May God bless you all!Bobbie, Brenda, Pam, Bill Jr., Mike and best friend PrissyDorothy Joyce Whisman, 73, of St. Marks, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, at her home. She was born and raised in Apalachicola and lived many years in Jacksonville. She moved to St. Marks in 2004. She was the of“ ce manager of Out House Marine. She treasured her home and her family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola, at 11 a.m. She is survived by one son, Buzzie Whisman (Doris) of Jacksonville; two daughters, Beth Harrison (Gary) of Jacksonville and Beverly Ross of St. Augustine; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and “ ve sisters and two brothers. Bevis Funeral Home,Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting with arrangements (850-926-3333) or www. bevisfh.com In Memory of Pedie We share your sorrow, for the loss of Pierre. All of our love and sympathy go out to you and your family.Your friends at The News. Pierre PedieŽ Bar“eldMay 31, 1992 Sept. 18, 2012To the family and friends of Pierre PedieŽ Bar“eld Friday f September 28 6:30pm 9:30pm 4679 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FLwww.EdenSpringsRehab.comEden Springs Nursing and Rehab( 850 ) 926-7181u Private Rehab Suites tu Physical Therapy t u Stroke Specialist tCome by for a tour and see our facility and services!REHABƒRECOVERƒENJOY LIFE! Everyone is invited to attend theThird Annual Senior PromLuau! A Well-Kept Secret Where Youll Experience The Personal TouchŽ.

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Page 8A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunityBy IVANHOE CARROLLAnimal Control DirectorYou know, it is a rough time to be a pet. There are so many demands on our humans that sometimes we animals have a hard time. I am hoping that my story will help some of you understand what it feels like to be abandoned at the shelter. I lived off a dirt road in northern Wakulla County in a rental home with my family. I dont know why, but my owners packed up all their stuff and they forgot to take me. I had never been fixed so I had many litters. I grew hungry and thirsty but I found food in a smelly garbage can. I managed to eat enough and drink out of the ditch. I worried that I might not see my humans again because I didnt have a collar. I grew scared that I would get sick because I hadnt had a rabies shot. Some strange humans came and started working on cleaning up my humans house. I was scared of them and ran into the woods anytime one of them looked at me. They called Animal Control. Some smelly, loud truck pulled up and a lady tried to coax me to come to her with food. They set out a cage and they put the most heavenlysmellin cat food in that cage that I have ever smelled. Plus, they left a door open and I was able to get to that food. That darn door shut behind me just as I was getting to eat that food. Then that truck came back and that same lady walked over. She talked to me very softly and sat down so we could see eye-to-eye. Something in her eyes told me I could trust her. She then got me out of that awful cage and we went for a ride. Where we ended up was crazy! There were dogs, cats, a rabbit and some chickens. The lady gave me a blanket, food and some clean, cold water. There were doors slamming, dogs barking, humans talking, cats meowing. It was pretty scary. Day time at the shelter was okay, but hot. I spent most of my time sleeping. Night time was tough. I missed my family so bad that it made my stomach hurt. I howled for them and paced in my room. The ladys name is Bonnie and she came for me yesterday. I got to ride in the truck again! But this time, our destination was scarier. We walked in and the room smelled clean, but I could smell that many animals had been here. They poked me with a needle and I got sleepy. When I woke up, it felt like someone had sliced me open and I had a collar on with a little thing that said rabies tag.Ž Bonnie took me back and told everyone my cage couldnt get wet until my spay wound healed. She was excited because she found a rescue group that will take care of me and “ nd me a human. She named me Hope. They told me it means to have a wish. I wish that all dogs can have a Bonnie and an animal Shelter where we are safe and the good folks work hard to “ nd us good humans. A story of Hope at the shelter Special to The NewsFlorida Wild Mammal Association is holding a wildlife photo contest and the deadline for entries is Oct. 30. For those not familiar with the group, it is a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Crawfordville that has been taking in orphaned and injured wildlife since 1994. It takes in around 1,000 animals each year. FWMA is a non-pro“ t organization that depends on grants and individual donations for support. In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, demand has increased and resources have decreased. All entry fees from this contest will be used for current rehabilitation needs. The previous contests were held in conjunction with the Woodstork Music Festival, but, due to resource issues, the festival had to be canceled. There are youth and adult competitions, each with categories of animal kingdom, floral kingdom/landscape and altered photo art. Photographers can submit up to two photos in each category. The entry fee for adults is $10 for each category. The entry fee for youth is $5 for all entries. Judging will be done by a panel of local nature photographers. The winners will get a personal tour of FWMA, with the opportunity to photograph the animals and will receive an FWMA T-shirt. The overall winner will also receive a signed copy of The Seasons of Apalachicola BayŽ by John Spohrer, and a $100 gift certi“ cate. Winners will be noti“ ed by Nov. 15, announced in the FWMA News/Notes, posted on the Wild Birds Unlimited Facebook and displayed at GSigns in Crawfordville and Cafe Con Leche in Apalachicola. All photos, space permitting, will be displayed at the FWMA silent auction to be held in the fall. Photos must be submitted in an 8 by 10 size. The photos along with a check for the entry fee can be dropped off at Wild Birds Unlimited 1515-2 Governors Square Blvd. Tallahassee; Lois Hostnick 150 Alexander Road, Crawfordville; or mailed to Florida Wild Mammal Assn. 198 Edgar Poole Rd. Crawfordville FL 32327. They must be dropped off or postmarked no later than Oct. 30. Digital copies or permission to scan the winning photos will be requested for electronic posting. Watermarks will be used to protect the photos. Email questions to fwmaeast@aol.com.Entries for photo contest being acceptedHope Come Join the Fun at Shadeville Elementarys 29th Annual Fall Festival! Booths open 2pm 7pm ALL Booths The Polynesian Fire Knife Booth Prizes s -Photos must be submitted in an 8x10 size. A 11 x14 backer board is optional. -Attach a copy of the form below to the back of each photo submitted. -The photos along with a check for the entry fee can be dropped off at: Wild Birds Unlimited 1515-2 Governors Sq. Blvd. Tall. FL 32301 Lois Hostnick 150 Alexander Rd. Crawfordville FL 32327 Or they can be mailed to: Florida Wild Mammal Assn. 198 Edgar Poole Rd. Crawfordville FL 32327 -They must be dropped off or have a postmark no later than October 30,2012. -Digital copies of or permission to scan the winning photos will be requested for electronic posting. Watermarks will be used to protect the photos. -Email questionsto:fwmaeast@aol.comFLORIDA WILD MAMMAL ASSOCIATION PHOTO CONTESTFWMA 2012 Wildlife Photo Contest Entry FormName _________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City/state/zip __________________________________________ Email address _________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________________ Adult _________________Youth (17 & under) ______________ Category: Animal Kingdom _________ Floral Kingdom/Landscape _________ Altered Photo Art _________ Title of Photo __________________________________________ Subject of Photo _______________________________________ Location of Subject _____________________________________ Will you donate photo to FWMA silent auction or pick it up? _____ donate _______pick up Signature Date _________________________________________ Signature of parent/guardian for youth entry _______________ PLEASE RECYCLE

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 9Aeducation news from local schools SchoolSpecial to The NewsSpaces are available for the Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Program in the Wakulla County School District. A new class is opening on Monday, Oct. 8. Children who turn 4 by September 1, 2012, (born September 2, 2007September 1, 2008) are eligible. The VPK Program has a limited number of slots and will be “ lled on a “ rst come, “ rst served basis. The first 30 students with all of the required information will be date/time stamped and placed on a roster, pending receipt of the “ rst months payment. A parent/guardian must be present to register. After the “ rst 30 slots have been “ lled, students with completed paperwork will be placed on a wait list. Required Information: 1. State of Florida Health Examination Form (yellow form) dated within one year of August 16, 2. Current State of Florida Certi“ cation of Immunization Form (blue form), 3. A VPK Certi“ cate of Eligibility (this can be obtained by scheduling an appointment with Patricia Candler, Early Learning Coalition, 617-4586), 4. Childs Birth certi“ cate (and Guardianship, if applicable), 5. Two proofs of residency (one must be electric, water or phone bill; bills must show the physical address). The program is held at the Wakulla Education Center from October to May 2013. School-year VPK is offered as a VPK/Enrichment Program. VPK/State funding supports three free instructional hours (9 a.m. to noon). Parents can also choose the additional VPK/Parent Fee Enrichment portion of the day (noon to 3 p.m.) for $10 per day. Transportation is included with fee enrichment program only. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Wakulla PreK at 926-8111. Special to The NewsThe Sopchoppy Homemakers Club recently donated $500 to Wakulla Adult Education to help needy students complete their high school diploma in the General Education Development (GED) program. The homemakers have donated several hundred dollars over the last several years in memory of Dr. Katie Miller, who was a strong advocate of the GED program. Ms. Katie, as she was affectionately known, was a former educator in the GED Program at the Sopchoppy Education Center. She lost her short, but dif“ cult battle with breast cancer in August of 2006. She is dearly missed by all who knew her. The Sopchoppy Homemakers Club raises funds by selling their famous Sopchoppy Cookbook. To purchase a cookbook contact the Club. Dr. Thomas Askins, administrator, Jean Heaton and Superintendent David MillerHomemakers donate to the GED program SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Teachers Sandy Byars, Lori Sandgren, Shelby Williams and Angie Williams attend a conference in Orlando in September. Special to The NewsFour local educators attended the Delta Kappa Gamma Fall Conference on Sept. 14 and 15 in Orlando. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators who have shown excellence in the teaching “ eld. The society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The teachers attending from Wakulla County were Sandy Byars (WMS), Lori Sandgren (WHS), Shelby Williams (WHS) and Angie Williams (WHS). They represented the Gamma Eta chapter of the Society. These teachers attended the general session to vote on Society business and then went to workshops on a variety of topics from personal growth, educational excellence, and leadership. In addition to attending the conference, these teachers hold leadership positions in the organization. Byars is the District 1 director and oversees 16 chapters from Escambia to Taylor county. Sandgren is the Gamma Eta Chapter resident, Shelby Williams is the Gamma Eta communications chair and Angie Williams is Chairperson of the Jesslyn McBride Leadership Growth Seminar at the State Level.KATHY AVERY/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Teachers attend honorary society conference Nominations for African-American History Calendar are being accepted until Oct. 19Special to The NewsTallahassee Community Colleges African-American History Month Planning Committee is now accepting nominations for the annual Cherry Alexander AfricanAmerican History Calendar. The individual nominated must have made signi“ cant contributions resulting in the betterment of Leon, Gadsden and/or Wakulla counties, and that align with the 2013 national theme: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. The committee will screen the nominations and select the individuals to be honored in the 2013 Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar. Nominations forms are available online at www.tcc. fl.edu/aahc. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 19 at midnight. Tallahassee Community Colleges annual Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar Unveiling Ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2013. For more information, contact Rita Dickey by phone, (850) 201-6178, or email dickeyr@tcc.” .edu. Spots are available for upcoming pre-K class Caf THURSDAY DRINK SPECIALS Perfect Weather to head to the Coast Sunday ThursdayALL U CAN EATSpecials Catfish ......$11.95 Shrimp ....,$13.95 Scallops ..$13.95Includes Cheese Grits, Cole Slaw & Hushpuppies30 SHRIMP10 Fried • 10 Grilled • 10 BlackenedServed with Cheese Grits, Cole Slaw & Hushpuppies$12.95Winter hours: Tues. 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Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday p Thu Sep 27, 12 Fri Sep 28, 12 Sat Sep 29, 12 Sun Sep 30, 12 Mon Oct 1, 12 Tue Oct 2, 12 Wed Oct 3, 12 Date 3.4 ft. 12:59 AM 3.6 ft. 1:32 AM 3.7 ft. 2:02 AM 3.8 ft. 2:29 AM 3.9 ft. 2:55 AM 3.9 ft. 3:20 AM 3.8 ft. 3:45 AM High 1.1 ft. 6:55 AM 0.7 ft. 7:40 AM 0.4 ft. 8:19 AM 0.3 ft. 8:56 AM 0.2 ft. 9:30 AM 0.2 ft. 10:04 AM 0.3 ft. 10:37 AM Low 3.8 ft. 1:17 PM 3.9 ft. 2:01 PM 3.9 ft. 2:40 PM 3.9 ft. 3:16 PM 3.8 ft. 3:50 PM 3.7 ft. 4:25 PM 3.5 ft. 5:01 PM High 0.7 ft. 7:32 PM 0.8 ft. 8:06 PM 1.0 ft. 8:35 PM 1.1 ft. 9:03 PM 1.2 ft. 9:29 PM 1.3 ft. 9:56 PM 1.4 ft. 10:25 PM Low Thu Sep 27, 12 Fri Sep 28, 12 Sat Sep 29, 12 Sun Sep 30, 12 Mon Oct 1, 12 Tue Oct 2, 12 Wed Oct 3, 12 Date 3.5 ft. 12:56 AM 3.6 ft. 1:29 AM 3.8 ft. 1:59 AM 3.9 ft. 2:26 AM 3.9 ft. 2:52 AM 3.9 ft. 3:17 AM 3.9 ft. 3:42 AM High 1.1 ft. 6:52 AM 0.8 ft. 7:37 AM 0.5 ft. 8:16 AM 0.3 ft. 8:53 AM 0.2 ft. 9:27 AM 0.2 ft. 10:01 AM 0.3 ft. 10:34 AM Low 3.9 ft. 1:14 PM 3.9 ft. 1:58 PM 4.0 ft. 2:37 PM 3.9 ft. 3:13 PM 3.8 ft. 3:47 PM 3.7 ft. 4:22 PM 3.6 ft. 4:58 PM High 0.8 ft. 7:29 PM 0.9 ft. 8:03 PM 1.0 ft. 8:32 PM 1.2 ft. 9:00 PM 1.3 ft. 9:26 PM 1.4 ft. 9:53 PM 1.5 ft. 10:22 PM Low Thu Sep 27, 12 Fri Sep 28, 12 Sat Sep 29, 12 Sun Sep 30, 12 Mon Oct 1, 12 Tue Oct 2, 12 Wed Oct 3, 12 Date 3.2 ft. 1:35 AM 3.3 ft. 2:08 AM 3.5 ft. 2:38 AM 3.5 ft. 3:05 AM 3.6 ft. 3:31 AM 3.6 ft. 3:56 AM 3.6 ft. 4:21 AM High 1.0 ft. 7:59 AM 0.6 ft. 8:44 AM 0.4 ft. 9:23 AM 0.2 ft. 10:00 AM 0.2 ft. 10:34 AM 0.2 ft. 11:08 AM 0.3 ft. 11:41 AM Low 3.5 ft. 1:53 PM 3.6 ft. 2:37 PM 3.6 ft. 3:16 PM 3.6 ft. 3:52 PM 3.5 ft. 4:26 PM 3.4 ft. 5:01 PM 3.2 ft. 5:37 PM High 0.7 ft. 8:36 PM 0.8 ft. 9:10 PM 0.9 ft. 9:39 PM 1.0 ft. 10:07 PM 1.1 ft. 10:33 PM 1.2 ft. 11:00 PM 1.3 ft. 11:29 PM Low Thu Sep 27, 12 Fri Sep 28, 12 Sat Sep 29, 12 Sun Sep 30, 12 Mon Oct 1, 12 Tue Oct 2, 12 Wed Oct 3, 12 Date 2.5 ft. 12:51 AM 2.7 ft. 1:24 AM 2.8 ft. 1:54 AM 2.9 ft. 2:21 AM 2.9 ft. 2:47 AM 2.9 ft. 3:12 AM 2.9 ft. 3:37 AM High 0.8 ft. 7:06 AM 0.5 ft. 7:51 AM 0.3 ft. 8:30 AM 0.2 ft. 9:07 AM 0.1 ft. 9:41 AM 0.1 ft. 10:15 AM 0.2 ft. 10:48 AM Low 2.8 ft. 1:09 PM 2.9 ft. 1:53 PM 2.9 ft. 2:32 PM 2.9 ft. 3:08 PM 2.8 ft. 3:42 PM 2.7 ft. 4:17 PM 2.6 ft. 4:53 PM High 0.5 ft. 7:43 PM 0.6 ft. 8:17 PM 0.7 ft. 8:46 PM 0.8 ft. 9:14 PM 0.9 ft. 9:40 PM 0.9 ft. 10:07 PM 1.0 ft. 10:36 PM Low Thu Sep 27, 12 Fri Sep 28, 12 Sat Sep 29, 12 Sun Sep 30, 12 Mon Oct 1, 12 Tue Oct 2, 12 Wed Oct 3, 12 Date 2.6 ft. 12:43 AM 2.8 ft. 1:16 AM 2.9 ft. 1:46 AM 3.0 ft. 2:13 AM 3.0 ft. 2:39 AM 3.0 ft. 3:04 AM 3.0 ft. 3:29 AM High 1.0 ft. 6:34 AM 0.7 ft. 7:19 AM 0.4 ft. 7:58 AM 0.3 ft. 8:35 AM 0.2 ft. 9:09 AM 0.2 ft. 9:43 AM 0.3 ft. 10:16 AM Low 3.0 ft. 1:01 PM 3.0 ft. 1:45 PM 3.0 ft. 2:24 PM 3.0 ft. 3:00 PM 2.9 ft. 3:34 PM 2.8 ft. 4:09 PM 2.7 ft. 4:45 PM High 0.7 ft. 7:11 PM 0.8 ft. 7:45 PM 0.9 ft. 8:14 PM 1.1 ft. 8:42 PM 1.2 ft. 9:08 PM 1.3 ft. 9:35 PM 1.4 ft. 10:04 PM Low Thu Sep 27, 12 Fri Sep 28, 12 Sat Sep 29, 12 Sun Sep 30, 12 Mon Oct 1, 12 Tue Oct 2, 12 Wed Oct 3, 12 Date 2.8 ft. 1:21 AM 2.8 ft. 1:39 AM 2.9 ft. 1:53 AM 3.0 ft. 2:07 AM 3.1 ft. 2:22 AM 3.2 ft. 2:41 AM 3.2 ft. 3:06 AM High 1.3 ft. 6:21 AM 1.0 ft. 7:06 AM 0.8 ft. 7:46 AM 0.6 ft. 8:23 AM 0.5 ft. 8:57 AM 0.4 ft. 9:30 AM 0.4 ft. 10:03 AM Low 3.0 ft. 1:01 PM 3.0 ft. 1:59 PM 3.0 ft. 2:50 PM 3.0 ft. 3:36 PM 2.9 ft. 4:20 PM 2.8 ft. 5:05 PM 2.8 ft. 5:52 PM High 0.9 ft. 7:06 PM 1.1 ft. 7:38 PM 1.3 ft. 8:04 PM 1.5 ft. 8:26 PM 1.6 ft. 8:45 PM 1.7 ft. 9:05 PM 1.8 ft. 9:30 PM Low Gulf Coast Weekly AlmanacSept. 27 Oct. 4First Oct. 21 Full Sept. 29 Last Oct. 7 New Oct. 15Major Times --:---:-11:32 AM 1:32 PM Minor Times 5:04 AM 6:04 AM 5:52 PM 6:52 PM Major Times --:---:-12:18 PM 2:18 PM Minor Times 6:02 AM 7:02 AM 6:26 PM 7:26 PM Major Times 12:40 AM 2:40 AM 1:02 PM 3:02 PM Minor Times 6:58 AM 7:58 AM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Major Times 1:25 AM 3:25 AM 1:47 PM 3:47 PM Minor Times 7:54 AM 8:54 AM 7:34 PM 8:34 PM Major Times 2:10 AM 4:10 AM 2:32 PM 4:32 PM Minor Times 8:49 AM 9:49 AM 8:09 PM 9:09 PM Major Times 2:55 AM 4:55 AM 3:18 PM 5:18 PM Minor Times 9:43 AM 10:43 AM 8:47 PM 9:47 PM Major Times 3:41 AM 5:41 AM 4:05 PM 6:05 PM Minor Times 10:37 AM 11:37 AM 9:28 PM 10:28 PM Good Better Best Best Better++ Good Average7:28 am 7:26 pm 5:53 pm 5:05 amMoon rise/set Sun rise/set Brightness– Brightness– Brightness– Brightness– Brightness– Brightness– Brightness– Moon rise/set Sun rise/set Moon rise/set Sun rise/set Moon rise/set Sun rise/set Moon rise/set Sun rise/set Moon rise/set Sun rise/set Moon rise/set Sun rise/set7:29 am 7:25 pm 6:27 pm 6:03 am 7:29 am 7:24 pm 7:00 pm 6:59 am 7:30 am 7:23 pm 7:35 pm 7:55 am 7:30 am 7:22 pm 8:10 pm 8:50 am 7:31 am 7:20 pm 8:48 pm 9:44 am 7:32 am 7:19 pm 9:29 pm 10:38 am81% 88% 94% 99% 93% 87% 80% City of St. Marks St. Teresa, Turkey Pt. Alligator Point, Ochlockonee BayDog Island West End Shell Point, Spring CreekTide charts by Zihua Software, LLCFor tides at the following points add to Dog Island Listings: High Tide Low Tide Carrabelle 28 Min. 25 Min. Apalachicola 1 Hr., 53 Min. 2 Hrs., 38 Min. Cat Point 1 Hr., 13 Min. 2 Hrs., 31 Min. Lower Anchorage 1 Hr., 36 Min. 2 Hrs., 3 Min. West Pass 1 Hr., 26 Min. 2 Hrs., 39 Min. St. Marks River Entrance Every time I drive by the exit to Steinhatchee off Route 19, I re” ect back to a distant time when we were engaged with Florida law enforcement to search for a person whose skull was discovered underwater. When we “ rst evaluated the site before the contract, it was a small clear stream with little ” ow. But when we returned several weeks later, the Steinhatchee was anything but its lazy predecessor. We set up camp at the small roadside park for a two week survey of the river bottom. The skull that brought us to this river was that of a young woman with what appeared to be a bullet hole. We were tasked to “ nd the remainder of the bodys bones. The once-small basin, the target of the study, was now three times the size and near zero visibility. Thanks to Jim Dunbar of the Division of Archaeological Research, we borrowed their large pump and suction dredge system. The university tossed in the band masks with communications that were fed by low pressure breathing air to the heavily weighted single diver expected to operate the dredge in the water. On land a person watched the ef” uent that was pumped out on to a sieve table where bones should settle while sand and water fell through. The water was also cold this time of the year. So we bundled up in thick wet suits and each took our turn sweeping the basin ” oor hoping to pull up human bones. The work dragged on as we cleared one section of the river basin after another. One day I was at the dredge head by myself with everyone hard at work on shore. They had suited me up carefully to minimize the effects of cold water. I was told they found that if they tucked the hood of the band mask under the wet suit and zipped the wet suit jacket up tight around my neck that I might be warmer. If I needed anything I could just ask for it over the communications line. I was heavily weighted against the river current to stay in place and in only 5 feet of water. What could be easier? The diesel pump was loud and the staff tired by this time in the project. As I progressed along the bank, I noticed the water level in my mask was slowly rising. I was not concerned as I could purge the mask by venting more gas, so I let the water rise a bit more. When I “ nally tried to vent the water out, I found venting only made more water rush in. Since a band mask combines the breathing area with the seeing area, my ability to breathe was diminishing rapidly. I called out for help to pull me out and got no reply. I was too heavy to just swim up! So I moved to emergency plan B, to just pull the mask off and breathe from a spare regulator at my side. But try as I might, the mask was so well tucked in to my wet suit that I could not budge it off. Here I was, about to drown, with all this wonderful technology and me, the director of the program, up the proverbial creek with out a paddle in 5 feet of water! I “ nally got angry at myself, grabbed the band mask, tore it apart, and off my head. Adrenalin is useful stuff when you need it. With my backup regulator “ rmly in my mouth, I dragged myself back to shore to “ nd everyone over looking at the sieve were bones were showing up from my efforts, distracted by the thrill of discovery. They later proved to be deer bones. We found many bones on that project, but none of them human. To my knowledge, the mystery remains unanswered. And in almost 50 years of diving all over the world, that was the closest I came to dying underwater.It has been a while since navigation rules were discussed. This has been a slow week for the Auxiliary, and we are not complaining. October is shaping up to be very busy. More to come on that next week. Since Rule 10 discusses traf“ c separation patterns, which do not really apply to our area, it is not described in detail. Rules 1… 10 complete Section I on Conduct of Vessels in Any Condition of Visibility.Ž Section II begins addressing how boaters should behave when they are in sight of one another with rule 11. Sailboats are addressed in Rule 12: Sailing Vessels. As a reminder, a sailing vessel is a sailboat that is not under the power of an auxiliary motor and is only under wind power. The basic rule states that when two sailboats only under sail power are approaching one another, and are at risk for collision, one of the sailboats must move out of the way of the other. When the sailboats have wind on opposite sides, the one with wind on the port, or left, side is responsible for moving out of the way. When the wind is on the same side for both sailboats, the sailboat that is windward is responsible for moving out of the way of the sailboat that is to the leeward. A good reference for understanding windward and leeward can be found in Chapmans and online at www.sailtheory.com/ sail.html and http://www. humbersailingclub.com/ cms/racing_rules. This is important because within Rule 12, it states that when both have the wind on the same side, meaning that they may be progressing in the same direction in an almost parallel path, the vessel which is to windward shall keep out of the way of the vessel which is to leeward. If a sailboat with the wind on the port side sees a sailboat to windward (upwind) and cannot determine with certainty whether the other vessel has the wind on the port or on the starboard side, the sailboat with the wind on the part side she shall keep out of the way of the other. As Sherrie says, Safe Boating is No Accident … Remember sailboats, and all boats, have no brakes! Keep a sharp lookout to avoid a collision. FWC Law Enforcement OperationsThis report represents some events the FWC handled over the week of Sept. 14-20, but it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. FRANKLIN/WAKULLA COUNTIES: Of“ cers Jason Carroll, Blake Hoelscher, and Steven Cook concentrated their efforts this week on working complaints involving individuals harvesting shellfish at night in closed waters. Their efforts resulted in 12 arrests for harvesting shell“ sh in closed and conditionally closed waters. GADSDEN COUNTY: Of“ cer Ben Johnson observed two individuals using a cast net to catch freshwater “ sh. Johnson kept the individuals under observation for approximately one hour. During this time, he saw the subjects catch and keep several game “ sh, which included undersized striped bass. The of“ cer then approached the individuals and seized the “ sh and cast net. Both men were cited for taking freshwater game “ sh by illegal method and possession of undersized striped bass. SANTA ROSA COUNTY: After attending a meeting in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area Major Bruce Cooper was on patrol working in the north end of the county in the management area when he observed two dogs chasing a doe and a fawn. Cooper caught one of the dogs, obtained the owners information from the collar, and turned the information over to Of“ cer Royce Johnson, who located the dog owners residence and hunting camp. Johnson issued a written warning to the dog owner for allowing dogs to pursue game during closed season.

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 11A The Wakulla Coastal Optimist Club’s2012 ANNUAL FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA Wildwood Country Club Thursday • October 11 • 2012 6:30pm Social 7:00pm Dinner, Auction, & Show please join us for Beall’s Maurice’s Way Out West Carroll’s Boot Country Crum’s Mini MallTICKETS $30.00 eachall proceeds go toward scholarships for Wakulla County students IF WE DON’T HAVE IT… WE CAN GET IT! ALL YOUR MARINE SUPPLIES FOR 26 YEARS OPEN Main Store: Mon. Sat. 8-6 Bait Shop: Mon. Sat. 6-6 • Sun. 6-12 3026 Coastal Highway, Medart (850) 926-3114 (800) 726-3104 Bait Shop (850) 926-1162 FULL Selection of Frozen Bait In Shore & Off Shore Tackle G E T READY FOR HUN T IN G Continued from Page 1A You dont have to be completely down and out,Ž said Deidra Newman, public awareness director for North Florida Medical Centers which is over Wakulla Medical Center. She stressed that they are open to everyone, those living in poverty, as well as the working family. Were here for those living paycheck-to-paycheck.Ž Around 70 percent of their patients are on the sliding fee scale and a majority of those pay between $15 and $20 per visit. The sliding fee is increasing rapidly,Ž Posey said. She speculated that this was because of people not being able to pay their insurance deductible and the number of people who have lost their job. Posey remembers a patient who came in because of issues with his leg. He was examined and they found cancer. The cancer was close enough to the surface that the doctor was able to perform three procedures and remove it. This patient paid around $45 on the sliding fee scale for his visit, she said. A familiar story at the center are patients in their 50s or older who have never seen a doctor before. These people are either scared to come, dont have insurance or the money to pay for it, didnt have the transportation or simply didnt know it was there. This is the best option available,Ž Newman said. You need that health care.Ž The people who do end up coming in are so thankful, she said. The center is also able to help with medications. There is a pharmacy assistance program available to patients, depending on income, and they also have a partnership with the pharmacy at Winn-Dixie. Posey said they help a lot of patients with their diabetes medication and without that help, they wouldnt get their medications. And thats a life threatening situation,Ž Posey said. The center also works closely with the Wakulla County Health Department. They work with us and we work with them,Ž Posey said. HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES The health department is located in rawfordville and provides numerous services, also on a sliding fee scale. However, Sherry Bramblett, director of nursing, said a large majority of their clients do not pay for services. The health department offers family planning, birth control, maternity care, children and adult immunizations, sexually transmitted infections and treatment of those in contact with STDs, blood work, prescribed medication injections, adult physicals, school physicals, work physicals, urine drug screening, insulin program, seasonal ” u shots, etc. They also process Family Planning Waiver Medicaid and Pregnancy Medicaid applications and the Healthy Start program. They also provide a Pap Pelvic Breast Program with mammogram referral and refer clients to the We Care Program for certain conditions and the Florida Quitline. The clinic also uses Vaccines for Children which is no cost for eligible clients and also includes ” u shots. Adult immunizations are available and based on the departments cost. Pap Pelvic Breast Program is for women between the ages of 50-64 with low income and little to no insurance. In a typical day, Bramblett sees anywhere from 8 to 14 patients. Appointment availability has decreased because of a decrease in staff. She is the sole full-time provider at the clinic and said most of her patients are women. Dr. Donald Zorn, of TMH Family Medicine Residency Program, and his residency group comes to the health department on Wednesdays to see the pregnant patients, Bramblett said. We feel that there is a strong need for gynecologic services for ladies that have no insurance and are very low income,Ž Bramblett said. As an example of this, when I see a patient that needs medical care beyond our ability, we must refer them out of county and hope that one of the doctors or hospitals will pick up their services.Ž Many of her clients do not have healthcare and cant afford other services. I have women that need mammograms but arent between the ages of 50-65, women that need hysterectomies but cannot afford the surgery,Ž Bramblett said. And that list goes on and on. It is disheartening to see people who must wait for services because they cant afford it, but would benefit greatly from receiving care immediately, she said. The health department also supports the We Care program. This is where volunteer physicians provide donated specialty medical care to low-income, uninsured residents. While it is a good program, it can only support so many clients because of a limited supply of providers, Bramblett said. I have had a client waiting for gynecologic surgery for several years with We Care,Ž she said. They also work with the Leon County Health Department to provide the Women, Infant and Children program. This program is intended for pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, infants under 1 year old and children up to 5 years old. WIC provides nutritious food to mothers by providing them with checks on a monthly or bimonthly basis. DENTAL CLINIC Another service provided at the health department is the dental clinic for children from 1 to 20 years old who are Medicaid eligible or enrolled in the Childrens Medical Services. There is no co-pay or other fee collected for services. Dental services include examination, radiographs, teeth cleaning, ” uoride application, sealants, “ llings and simple extractions. The main focus is early intervention and prevention of dental disease, said Dr. James E. Meis, dental director at the health department. One of the saddest things he sees is children who have severely decayed teeth. Fixing decayed teeth is much more expensive than trying to prevent cavities from happening, he said. With declining medicaid payments … our rate has declined about 30 percent since 2009 … it is becoming increasingly dif“ cult to provide restorative dental services,Ž Meis said. If we are to be successful we must emphasize prevention to avoid the need for the more expensive treatments.Ž Meis is hopeful the department will also be able to provide dental services for children who are uninsured or underinsured and fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is less than $46,100 for a family of four. Last year, the department received funding from the State Dental Program of“ ce to “ nance 60 dental appointments. The dental clinic is unable to provide specialty services for Medicaid children and Meis felt this was an area of need for the county. We refer children to facilities as far away as Panama City, Gainesville, and Jacksonville for some treatments,Ž Meis said. Another organization that provides healthcare services in the county is fairly new to the area. Bond Community Health Center recently started sending its mobile unit to the county. This unit provides primary care to individuals who are clients of the Apalachee Center. This partnership with the Apalachee Center began in April and offers services on a sliding fee scale. The unit visits Wakulla County outside the Apalachee Center every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For now, their services are only available to Apalachee Center clients, but they hope to eventually visit several sites in the county and serve more residents, said Debra Weeks, chief administrative of“ cer of the Bond Community Health Center. The mobile unit provides physicals, immunizations, screening tests, patient education, etc. FEDERAL AND STATE PROGRAMS Medicaid provides medical coverage to low income individuals and families. It is available for low income children up to 18 years old and their parents or caregivers, children only, pregnant women, aged or disabled individuals and emergency medical assistance for noncitizens. In Wakulla County, 4,307 people were eligible for Med-icaid, as of July 31. The Florida KidCare program is the states children health insurance program for uninsured children. There are four different types of assistance available. MediKids is available for children 1 through 4 years old. Healthy Kids is for children 5 to 18 years old. Childrens Medical Services Network is for children birth to 18 years old who have special needs. Medicaid is for children birth to 18 years old. Some of the services that are covered include doctor visits, check-ups, shots, surgery, prescriptions, emergencies, vision and hearing, dental and mental health. For more information, visit www.myflorida.com/ access” orida, call (866) 7622237 or visit one of the Florida Department of Children and Familes Access partners: the health department, Harvest Thrift Store, Manna Community Mission, Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church, Wakulla County Extension Of“ ce or the library. Medicare is also available for people age 65 or older and younger people with disabilities. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareonly, or call 1-800-633-4227 for more information.Medical services slim for low income Other facilities in the area: Wakulla Urgent Care: 2615 Crawfordville Highway, 926-3140.  TMH, Family Medicine: 15 Council Moore Road, 926-7105.  Capital Regional Medical Group: 2382 Crawfordville Highway, 926-6363.  Wakulla Pregnancy Center: 886 Woodville Highway, 210-1276. They provide free testing, non-diagnostic ultrasounds and information.Other important numbers: Wakulla Medical Center: 1328 Coastal Highway, Panacea, 9844735.  Wakulla County Health Department: 48 Oak Street, Crawfordville, 926-0400.

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Page 12A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 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 R.H. Carter Wakulla County Senior Center Many articles are written by me for publication. They may discuss health care issues, pedestrian mobility, home construction that will assist you in your older years, community support, social interaction and many other issues. But the greatest pleasure comes from writing about an individual that attends our senior center. Every person is special and has something of value to share when we make ourselves available to listen. Two days after Christmas in 1933, Dan Webster III and Hillie Mae Webster delivered a new baby boy. They named him Raymond and they all lived in Arran. Raymond Webster would leave Wakulla County many times in his life but Wakulla County would always be home. His “ rst marriage failed after a few weeks. He later married Ruby Lee Gavin. They were joined in marriage by Judge Porter. They are still happily married after 53 years. This man has a strong commitment to his wife and work. That is what this article is about. During the many years Ive known Raymond Webster, I learned that he was a man committed to hard work. Almost every time I saw him he was working. When other people talked about him, you would hear about how much he worked. Recently, I sat down with him and discussed his life. As one would guess, most of our conversation was about his work. The late Bruce C. High gave him his “ rst job working with turpentine. Mr. Webster said a young man back then could not loaf and had two options for employment. He could work in turpentine or join the Army. It was important for him to tell me that Mr. High gave him the first biscuit that he ever ate. Mr. Webster bought his “ rst car in 1957 and paid for it. His work took him away from home during the week but he returned home every weekend. He traveled to Cross City to build bridges. He had other work in Jacksonville and Pensacola. He traveled to many places to work for St. Joe Paper Company. Most of their work included planting pine trees. He contracted with another company to plant sod. That took him to Smith Creek, Monticello, Grand Ridge, Marianna and some places in Georgia. He worked a long time with the late Commodore Taff. Almost “ ve years ago he suffered a stroke that limited his ability to work. But he is still going. His aunt, Queen Webster, talked him into visiting the Senior Center. She suggested that he stop looking at the walls and come visit. His description of the center includes comments about the music, people and food. He has met so many new people. The men and women treat him so nice. They enjoy teasing him. I tease him about keeping order at his table. He enjoys hearing that as well as the others at his table. In 2011, my wife and I were in an auto accident. My wife was in rehabilitation in Eden Springs directly across the hall from his wife, Ruby Webster. We visited each other across the hall before they were released. I did notice his daily visits and had the opportunity to see his commitment to her. It is dif“ cult to see the lack of visitation that so many residents experience, until you spend some time there. You can see how a oneon-one discussion about our past in Wakulla County was something we both enjoyed. I am about 10 years younger than him but our life in the latter half of the 1900s is something we both treasure.R.H. Carter is executive director of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center.Sheriff Donnie Crum, Undersheriff Maurice Langston, Lt. Mike Kemp, Keith Blackmar and other employees from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office have volunteered their time and energy to help serve the Wakulla County Senior Citizens. I thank and honor them for the generous commitment they are making to serve our older citizens that have spent their long lives to make life better for all of us. Your contributions of merchandise such as fans or donations of “ nancial support will be used to provide services to our senior citizens and give them a stronger feeling of being appreciated. Knowing that you have improved the life of someone that can never repay you is a gratifying experience. Again, I want to thank Sheriff Crum, Undersheriff Langston, Lt. Mike Kemp, Keith Blackmar and employees of the sheriffs of“ ce for their interest in the welfare of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens. … R.H. CarterBy DIANE LANTER and TAMARA BYRNES Hot weather, humidity and rain: that just about sums up outside in August for Wakulla County. Now let us sum up inside the Wakulla County Senior Center cool, dry and lots of activities, just the place to be for lots of fun and recreation. We celebrated the Dog Days of SummerŽ with a party! We were all asked to wear our cool sunglassesŽ and we were transported back in time to our youth when sunglasses were really cool and lemonade was the cool drink of the day. The seniors also decorated fans and the air was moving with the velocity of many hummingbirds. Everyone had a lot of fun and the day was a success. The Acting Up Players from the Tallahassee Little Theater always bring joy to the seniors with their plays. This year they performed a series of monologues and a one act play, much to the delight of the audience. We look forward to their next visit. We want to thank Healing Arts of Wakulla County (HAWC) for continuing the funding for Pottery and Ceramic Classes here at the center. Seniors are currently painting on sponsored bowls for the Nov. 3 Empty Bowls event in Hudson Park. Seniors love to create with clay and paint their lovely creations. This is a great time to start making gifts for the holidays! Come by the center and pick up a calendar for ceramic class dates. Craft Classes here at the center have gotten very interesting lately. Crafters were given old hardback books with the center cut out. Seniors brought in precious things to place in the book and then decorated their Memory Book display. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dave Hunley will not be here to teach his Computer Classes. Dave has helped so many people over the years, and we will miss him dearly. If you have not had the pleasure of dining with us in our colorful dining room, we invite you to join us at noon. We serve meals Monday through Friday and ask that you call by 9:30 in the morning if you would like us to have a meal ready. Please call 926-7145 ext.1. Dont forget Ms. Margo Anderson will be performing as the lovely Patsy Cline on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. After the show, there will be dancing to the music of the Country Classic Band. Contact the center at 9267145 for tickets.Raymond Webster is committed to his wife and workThe Senior Center celebrates the dog days of summer with a party SPECIAL TO THE NEWS PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Cool sunglasses marked the party to celebrate the dog days of summer. Seniors paint bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the hungry. Some recent craft projects included creating Memory Books, above, decorated with precious things. Some ceramics created by seniors, left. Sheri s o ce helps support seniors Of WakullaHeating & AirServing Wakulla & Franklin Counties850-926-5592Sales & Service All Makes & Models3232 Crawfordville Hwy. € CrawfordvilleOwned & Operated by Gary Limbaugh Lic. # CAC1814304 ~ Haircuts ~ Tea Tree Shampoo ~ Scalp Massage ~ Tea Tree Conditioner ~ Steam Towel ~ Neck Massage ~ Neck Shave (optional) Gentlemen Endulge Yourself Tea Tree 3 Experience926-40803334 Crawfordville Hwy. ~ Styles ~ Cuts ~ Color ~ Low Lites ~ WaxingDelta Farrington Law Of“ceDeirdre A. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 13ASENIOR CITIZEN NEWS ink creatively, think sidewaysMedicare open enrollment counseling will be Oct. 17Staff ReportPre-Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Information Service Day will be held at the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center on Oct. 17. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 33 Michael Drive. The Area Agency on Aging will be providing information on how to proceed in making changes in your Medicare program. There also will be a Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) volunteer counselor available for assistance with Medicare and Medicaid needs. Medicare annual open enrollment is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. SHINE counselors will offer information on enrolling in Medicare, choosing a plan, the Medicare Part D prescription plans, Extra Help for prescriptions assistance and Medicare Part B assistance. There will also be information available on other prescription assistance programs, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and dual-eligible MedicareMedicaid enrollees. AANF counselors will offer information and assistance on Medicaid application and food stamp application. Social Security number, income and asset documentation, date of birth, expenses and health insurance information will be required for the Medicaid and food stamp applications. For more information, contact the Senior Center at 926-7145 or the Elder Hotline at (800) 96-ELDER.Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this ” u season? Health Conscious Carol Dear Carol, There are actually several different types of ” u shots available to seniors this year, along with a new FDA-approved shot for pneumonia. Here are your options. FLU SHOTS Just as they do every year, the CDC strongly recommends a seasonal ” u shot to almost everyone, but its especially important for seniors who are more vulnerable. The ” u puts more than 200,000 people in the hospital each year and kills around 24,000 … 90 percent of whom are seniors. This year, all seniors 65 and older have two flu vaccine options from which to choose. A traditional ” u shot, or a shot of Fluzone High-Dose. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that prompts the body to make antibody) as a regular ” u shot does, which creates a stronger immune response for better protection. And if youre under age 65, your two options are a regular ” u shot, or a shot of Fluzone Intradermal. The intradermal vaccine uses a shorter, thinner needle to inject the vaccine just under the skin, rather than deeper in the muscle like standard ” u shots. If youre squeamish about needles, this is a nice option. You also need to be aware that if youre allergic to chicken eggs or if you have had a severe reaction to a ” u vaccine in the past you should not get vaccinated without consulting your doctor “ rst. To locate a vaccination site that offers regular, high-dose and intradermal ” u shots, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or check the online ” u-shot locator at ” u.gov. Most chains like CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Kroger offer all types of shots. Youll also be happy to know that if youre a Medicare bene“ ciary, Part B will cover 100 percent of the costs of any ” u shot. But if youre not covered, you can expect to pay around $25 to $35 for a regular or intradermal ” u shot, or $50 to $60 for a shot of the high-dose. PNEUMONIA VACCINE The other important vaccination the CDC recommends to seniors … especially this time of year … is the pneumococcal vaccine for pneumonia and meningitis. Pneumococcal diseases hospitalize around 300,000 U.S. seniors each year, and kills around 5,000. The CDC currently recommends all seniors 65 or older get a one-time only shot of the vaccine Pneumovax, as well as those under 65 who smoke or have chronic health conditions like asthma, lung and heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. Pneumovax, which protects against 23 strains of the pneumococcal disease, is also covered 100 percent under Medicare Part B, and you can get it on the same day you get your ” u shot. If youre not covered by insurance, this vaccine costs around $45 to $85 at retail clinics. You also need to know that this year, theres an alternative pneumococcal vaccine available to people age 50 and older called Prevnar 13. This vaccine, which has been available to children for several years, may provide seniors longer lasting and better protection against pneumonia than Pneumovax. Talk to your doctor to determine which pneumonia vaccine is best for you. Prevnar 13 is also covered by most insurers including Medicare Part B, but if you arent covered the shot runs between $100 and $150. 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.Vaccination options for seniors this flu season By Jim MillerThe Savvy Senior THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AGINGHave you ever wondered where novelists, actors or writers find inspiration for their work? Creativity is not a predetermined way of looking at the world „ you can get inspired by almost anything, anywhere, anytime. All you have to do is be receptive to inspiration. Some people inherit a highly developed sense of creativity or come to it naturally because they were raised in a creative environment. But most of us need some form of inspiration if we want to look at the world with a different perspective. The good news is that inspiration is all around us. NURTURING CREATIVITY Creativity can be used in many endeavors. In World War II it was used to save lives. J.P. Guilford, a psychologist and father of modern creativity, came up with a game plan to test the creative thinking of bomber pilots in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He designed a personality test to select the most creative pilots who were most likely to survive being shot down by using their creativity His question, What would you do with a brick?Ž helped weed out pilots who werent good at thinking sideways or differently in dire circumstances. Try it yourself. Can you come up with 50 uses for a brick in 15 minutes or less? Look for something new to explore or learn. Then hold on to those experiences and use them to inspire you. A MYSTERIOUS PROCESS Creativity is a complex neurological process. Its not as easy to quantify. Theres no such thing as a light bulb over your head announcing a good idea. But scientists have found that they can see ideasŽ with a brain scanner. A few seconds before a person gets an idea, the area of the brain called the superior anterior temporal lights up. They have also learned that when we are resting, the superior anterior temporal (behind the ear) tries to send us messages of inspiration. Albert Einstein may have summed up long naps and walks on the beach best when he said, Creativity is the residue of wasted time.Ž TIPS FOR GETTING INSPIRED Get in tune with these random in” uences: Change your TV watching habits. Most of us enjoy watching the same TV shows, but if you changed things up you might get new ideas. Use your remote to randomly watch programs that arent on your favorites list. Change your internet activity. Adults spend an average of 29 hours, 15 minutes browsing the internet each month. Are you using the same web browsers, going to the same shopping or news sites? Try new sites that arent typically on your radar. Read differently. Push your comfort zone. If you read memoirs or biographies, try reading an historical novel, poetry, science and health or classic literature. Take a nap. Inner thoughts can give you intriguing new ideas. Get unstuck. Do something simple like taking a walk around the block at a different time of day. You may meet someone new or see nature differently when you change your routine. Re-Elect Donnie Sparkman *Certi“ed Florida Appraiser*-Experienced -DedicatedRe-Elect someone who has always worked with the public concerning land and values... and who will CONTINUE TO WORK FOR YOU! Political Advertisement Paid For And Approved By Donnie R. Sparkman, Democrat, For Property AppraiserI WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP THE CITIZENS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ANYTHING I DO. I WILL CONTINUE TO BE RESPECTFUL, HELPFUL, ACCESSIBLE, AND LISTEN TO YOUR CONCERNS. I HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH LAND, DEEDS, DESCRIPTIONS, LAND VALUES, TAXES, ETHICS AND THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC. AS YOUR PROPERTY APPRAISER I WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EFFICIENT, COURTEOUS AND FAIR SERVICE TO ALL! I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO IMPROVE THE OFFICE, WEB SITE AND TAX ROLL AND SEE TO IT THAT THEY SERVE THE PUBLIC IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. Wakulla CountyPROPERTY APPRAISER Bobby PEARCE Electfor Superintendent of SchoolsPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Bobby Pearce, Democrat, Superintendent of SchoolsFISH FRY FUNDRAISER: OCTOBER 5 Join me at pearce4kids on facebook NOTICE OF TALQUIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. ANNUAL MEETINGSATURDAY, SEPT 29, 2012Registration and Voting: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Business Portion of Meeting: 10:00 a.m.100 VALUABLE PRIZESIncluding: 42” at screen TV, 32 G iPad, Wii game system, iPods, trolling motor, electric energy ef ciency kits & more!Entertainment: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. “Country Connections” at theJames A. Shanks Middle School Gymnasium 1400 W. King Street, Quincy, Florida The Wakulla News

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Page 14A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn September 16, a 16-year-old was issued two traf“ c citations for driving without a driver license and careless driving after the teenager struck two dogs and missed a pedestrian while speeding through a Panacea neighborhood. The juvenile was driving more than 50 miles per hour in the area of Center Street. The victim was walking his dogs when they were struck and killed by the motorist. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. In other activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce this week: SEPTEMBER 13 € Sheryl McElroy of Panacea reported the theft of an electric motorcycle. The motorcycle was taken from the victims yard. The property is valued at $275. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. € Two 16-year-olds were involved in a traf“ c crash at Wakulla High School. One of the juveniles was struck by the second while a female student was backing out of a parking space. There were no injuries in the crash. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated. € Courtney Briggs of Crawfordville reported a traf“ c crash on Rehwinkel Road. A 17-year-old female driver pulled out in front of Briggs from Alexander Road. Briggs swerved to miss the vehicle and struck an embankment at Leyland Court. Neither driver was seriously injured. The Briggs vehicle was damaged and towed from the scene. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. SEPTEMBER 14 € Roy Ivester of St. Marks reported a fraud. The victim observed two unauthorized charges on his bank account. The charges were valued at $80 and were created over the Internet. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. € Phyllis Smith of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim noted information in a local newspaper identifying juveniles as shooting a pellet gun at moving vehicles on Spring Creek Highway. The victims vehicle was also shot with a BB gun which damaged the windshield. The victim decided not to pursue charges against the juveniles after a meeting was set up to discuss the dangers of their activities with the two boys and their guardians. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. € Jennifer Petrandis of Angelos Seafood Restaurant reported a fraud. A restaurant patron left Angelos without paying for a $34 meal. Evidence was collected at the scene and at a second Panacea area business. Deputy Scott Powell investigated. SEPTEMBER 15 € David Dunlap Sr. of Sopchoppy reported the theft of his boat motor which was taken from the victims boat in his yard. The motor was valued at $2,000 and it was entered in the FCIC/ NCIC data base. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. € A Crawfordville parent reported discovering drug paraphernalia owned by her teenage son. A smoking pipe was turned over to Deputy Ward Kromer. The juvenile was verbally counseled on his actions toward his mother and use of illegal narcotics. € Deputy Scott Powell investigated a juvenile party at Taff Field and Arran Road. Several vehicles sped away from the scene and subjects also fled into the woods when the deputy arrived. Parents of the remaining juveniles were contacted to pick up their children. SEPTEMBER 16 € Brenda Putnam, 49, of Crawfordville and John Christopher Conley, 39, of Crawfordville were issued notices to appear in court after the two individuals were observed by Deputy Ryan Muse smoking marijuana. The notices to appear are for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The cannabis weighed 1.2 grams. The smoking pipe and marijuana were seized and turned over to the Evidence Division. € Christine Ingram of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Cash was removed from the victims dresser. A suspect has been identi“ ed. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated. € Jonathan Michael Bates, 29, of Tallahassee was involved in a traf“ c crash in northeast Wakulla County. The vehicle flipped on its side at T.W. Wood Road. The driver, Bates, was outside the vehicle and was uninjured. Investigation determined that Bates had an outstanding warrant out of Leon County and was also driving on a license that was suspended as a habitual offender. Bates was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. He was also issued a Uniform Traf“ c Citation for an expired tag. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. € Jack Aaron of Panacea reported locating a “ re and rescue radio. The radio is valued at $600 and was turned over to the Panacea fire chief. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. € John Waters of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag taken from his trailer. The tag was entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. SEPTEMBER 17 € Nicole Keith of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim lost her wallet while at Wal-Mart. The wallet was turned in to store management however a large sum of cash in the wallet was missing. The Criminal Investigations Division is reviewing evidence connected to the case. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. € Reba Braswell of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges were created through the Internet and totaled more than $100. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. € George Apthorp of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Unauthorized activity was discovered on the victims bank account. The charges totaled $176. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated. € Jose M. Simon of Crawfordville was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for having an attached tag which was not assigned to the vehicle she was driving. Deputy Ian Dohme discovered that the tag on the vehicle was not assigned while he was patrolling Woodville Highway. The tag was assigned to another vehicle owned by the subject. SEPTEMBER 18 € Susan Tabor of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed numerous bank transactions that were not authorized. Ten bank transactions totaled $429 on her account. The transactions were made over the internet to businesses in Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. € Bonnie Brinson of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. A suspect has been identi“ ed and the value of the stolen medication is $30. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. € A Crawfordville man jogging on Pimlico Drive with his dog reported a tennis ball came rolling toward him and exploded. A juvenile had reportedly placed a “ recracker inside the ball and threw it. The ball went over the privacy fence onto the road. There was no criminal intent and the case was closed. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. SEPTEMBER 19 € Allison Davenport of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from her property. The stolen bike is valued at $25 and a second bicycle was also tampered with in an attempt to steal it. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. € Mavis LaBounty of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. A camera and Kindle were stolen from the victims residence. The property is valued at $1,000. Suspects have been identified and the stolen items were entered into the FCIC/ NCIC data base. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 1,135 calls for service during the past week including: 22 residential and business alarms; 76 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 25 E-911 abandoned cellular calls and regular abandoned telephone calls; 18 regular E-911 calls; 46 investigations; 32 medical emergencies; 391 business and residential security checks; 18 special details; 25 subpoena services; 13 suspicious vehicles; 110 traf“ c enforcements; 144 traf“ c stops; 14 disabled vehicles; 10 reckless vehicles; and 15 wanted people. www.mikestewart2012.comPOLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY MIKE STEWART, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3 facebook.com/ mike.stewart.3363 I LIKEMIKEREElectfo rCounty CommissionerRep. Dist. 3 C CommitmentRaised in Wakulla County learning the value of a strong work ethic and developing a desire to serve others. As I traveled throughout the world during my 20 years in the Navy, I knew that Wakulla was my home and where I wanted to return. My desire is to see our great county grow in a responsible manner all the while preserving those qualities we value as a small rural county. Married to the former Anne Quick for 39 years.Service Oriented years. Character unpopular. qualities such as honesty and integrity. that face the board. hank ou for your upport! WakullaD U hosted byThe Wakulla County Sheriff s Of ceWakulla Greenwing DaySaturday, October 13, 2012 at theSHERIFF S RANGE65 Qualify Lane, off Lawhon Mill Rd.9AM (Registration) 10AM-1PM (Event) COME JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY!FIRST 150 KIDS ARE GUARANTEED A GIFT BAG!!! AGES 6-18 YEARS OLD – PARENTAL SUPERVISION REQUIRED! No drop-offs. This event is for Greenwing participants and their parents. $15 per child (T-SHIRT/GREENWING MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION) LUNCH PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS EDUCATIONAL STATIONS TARGETING FIREARM SAFETY • BENCH SHOOTING • SHOTGUN SHOOTING • ARCHERY • TURKEY SHOOT$2 per shot • CHICKEN SHOOT $1 per shot • GIVEAWAYS & DOOR PRIZES INCLUDING: FISHING/CAMPING/HUNTING GEAR, ETC….PLUS A VISIT FROM FWC HELICOPTER AVIATION AND FWC K-9 UNIT!!!CHILDS NAME:____________________AGE______DOB___________ PARENT/GUARDIAN:________________________________________ ADDRESS:__________________________PHONE#________________ EMAIL:_____________________________________________________ For more info call holly porter at (850)519-0416. “nd us on facebook! Send email inquiries to : wakullagreenwing@embarqmail.com or message us on facebook. Mail registration with $15 check to: Wakulla Greenwing, P.O. Box 1985 Crawfordville, FL 32326 (850)926-6526charliegrim@msn.com LubeXpert.us$6.00 $6.00 OFF OFF Exp. 10/31/2012Mon. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 15A Sandwiches Soft Shell CrabsGrouper ShrimpOysters Mullet We Catch itCat shHot Dogs SPECIALS! Mullet Dinners $7.99 Grouper Burgers $6.99Fried, Blackened or GrilledWe have Soft Shell CrabsHuttons Seafood & More 570-1004 Hwy. 98 next to fruit stand Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 10-7. Sat. 10-7 Closed Sun. & Wed. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company Bloomington, ILStop by a State Farm agents oce, or call me today to “nd out how much you can save. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. Auto rates just got lower. 1001010.1 Gayla Parks, Agent 2905 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32301 Bus: 850-222-6208 gayla.parks.hbr4@statefarm.com Friday, Sept., 28 starts at 5pm850745-61654360-B Crawfordville Hwy. (next to Captain SeaNile’s)GRAND OPENING!Come join us for complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and fresh popped popcorn!Open regularly from 10am to Midnight, 7 days a week. Tw o Palms Two Palm s Internet Caf Internet Caf Mingle with us in a comfortable and relaxed setting!Come join us and be a part of the action atSocialize with us and see if you can get lucky! Door prizes presented every hour during the Grand Opening! How can a property appraiser help create new jobs? Fair treatment is what any of us seek for our hard earned dollars; investors in work centers are no different. I have appraised property over my 38 year career in 35 counties of Florida and in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and the Caribbean. There are many factors that go into the decision to locate or relocate a business. Quality of life is near the top of the list and Wakulla's natural features are of major si gnificance. Wakulla County also has one of the highest rated school systems in the state. Yet it lacks career opportunities for the best and br ightest graduates to return for fulfilling, high-level jobs and to raise their families near grandparents. High-tech, clean industry is drawn to areas near major universities; other counties are getting Wakulla's share! Investors will be more attracted to Wakulla when they know property assessments are fair; plus, existing buildings have potential for conversion! AND when the commercial/industrial tax base increases, the tax burden on homes decreases! Please help me contribute to Waku lla's next chapter with your vote "A campaign begun with a mustard seed" Jim Parham for Property Appraiser www.FairValuesInWakulla.com Paid by Jim Parham No Party Affiliation for Property Appraiser Continued from Page 1AThis was a huge shock to everyone at our festival planning meeting the next day,Ž said Bill Lowrie, executive director of Florida Foresight, the organization that oversees the Big Bend Maritime Center. The sudden loss of Nancy … her leadership and can do attitude … will be very dif“ cult to replace.Ž This tragedy, along with learning about three different events that take place the same day, caused the group to make this decision, Lowrie said. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuges Monarch Butter” y Festival was scheduled for the week after but was changed, the Florida State University Football game was rescheduled from Thursday to Saturday and the Smoke and Fire barbecue competition is being held that day. We simply had no time to recover from the loss of Nancys assistance and the real possibility of diminished attendance, which would result in less revenue for our vendors, as well as lower gate receipts for the Maritime Center,Ž Lowrie said. The committee plans to meet in October to discuss alternate events to celebrate the maritime heritage and also raise money for the maritime center.Mighty Mullet Festival is cancelledWakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce deputies conducted another DUI checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 22, and stopped 157 vehicles during a one-hour check period on U.S. Highway 319. The checkpoint and extra patrols were funded by a Florida Department of Transportation traf“ c safety grant. The average delay time for motorists was 58 seconds. Deputies recorded four traf“ c violations with two for driving without a driver license and two for no proof of insurance. The saturation patrol produced 63 traf“ c stops, six speeding citations, two DUI arrests and one felony habitual offender. The DUI arrests were made in Crawfordville and St. Marks and the habitual traf“ c offender was in Medart. The WCSO conducted a DUI checkpoint over Labor Day weekend that also produced DUI arrests.Special to The NewsA 32-year-old Apalachicola man was arrested Friday. Sept. 21 and faces six charges following a prescription drug forgery investigation and a speedy vehicle drive off that nearly injured one of the investigating deputies, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum. Joshua Nathan Dansereau was arrested and charged with resisting an of“ cer by ” eeing and attempting to elude law enforcement; aggravated assault on a police officer; forgery by altering a prescription; resisting an officer with violence; resisting an of“ cer without violence; and forgery to obtain a controlled substance. Dansereau is also being held for an out of county warrant from Franklin County. The Franklin County Sheriffs Office reported that Dansereau was wanted in their jurisdiction for the theft of a drug prescription pad from an Apalachicola doctors of“ ce. Pharmacy of“ cials at Wal-Mart contacted the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office about a suspicious prescription request. Contact was made with the doctors office which con“ rmed that the prescription was not valid. WCSO deputies closed in on their suspect and attempted to arrest Dansereau when he ” ed the store on foot and jumped into a motor vehicle to ” ee the area. Deputy Will Hudson attempted to verbally stop the suspect while also opening the vehicle door as the suspect attempted to drive away. Dansereau rapidly accelerated his vehicle with Deputy Hudsons arm caught inside the vehicle. Deputy Hudson was nearly crushed between the ” eeing vehicle and a vehicle parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Deputy Hudson was able to safely free himself from the vehicle as Dansereau slowed to make a right turn toward U.S. Highway 319. Dansereau turned southbound on U.S. Highway 319 where he was spotted by Detectives Derek Lawhon, Nick Boutwell and Lorne Whaley in the area of Donaldson-Williams Road. A traffic stop was conducted by the detectives but Dansereau refused to exit the vehicle or open the vehicle window. Deputies used force on the vehicle window to secure the suspect for officer safety. Dansereau was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains under a $43,000 bond. The vehicle was impounded at the sheriffs of“ ce. Apalachicola man faces six charges Joshua Nathan Dansereau DUI checkpoint heldBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAfter approving the budget at the Sept. 18 St. Marks City Commission meeting, commissioners will have to meet again after the Department of Revenue noticed the city had the wrong advertisement published in The News for its budget hearing. City and county governments are required to hold two public hearings on the proposed budget and also advertise these hearings to provide notice to citizens of these meetings, as well as a budget summary. The city ran the advertisements in the Sept. 13 issue of The News, but failed to include a notice of a property tax increase. The city is maintaining its millage rate of 5.0327 per $1,000 of assessed property value, but because property values increased, the citys rollback rate is 4.8976. That is 2.76 percent below the millage rate, according to DOR. So, the city is required to run a notice of a tax increase. City Manager Zoe Mans“ eld said the city failed to “ ll out the proper form. They were contacted by the state who informed them how to correct the error. There was nothing done bad,Ž Mans“ eld said. Weve had the same budget for the past three years.Ž The city commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall to approve the budget.ST. MARKSCity has to re-advertise budget after problem

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Page 16A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. At our brand-new TLFCU branch: 2655-C Crawfordville HighwayFREE family-friendly entertainment, delicious food from Myra Jean’s, live classic rock from Second Act, additional music from 103.1 The Wolf, and giveaways, giveaways, giveaways! You could win a $500 gift certificate for a hunting trip at Southwind Plantation in Bainbridge, GA. www.huntsouthwind.comAn all-ages camouflage fashion show sponsored by Kevin’s Sporting Goods! Refinance any vehicle through TLFCU and receive two-percent cash back of the original loan value, up to $500 !* GO HOME WITH CASH FUN ACTIVITIES GRAND PRIZE FASHION SHOW TLFCU.org | 866.876.4638 bank smallTHINK BIG Federally Insured by NCUA. *Bonus is 2% of the new principal loan balance with TLFCU, subject to a maximum bonus of $500. Bonus is only available for vehicles currently financed with another lender. The member is responsible for paying all fees associated with the loan, including doc stamps, title, and lien f ees. Loan approval is subject to credit verification, income level, debt ratio, collateral approval and TLFCU's underwriting guidelines. Some restrictions may apply. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Ask one of our Loan Specialists for all details, fees, and current rates. Membership eligibility limited to those who live, work, o r worship in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, or Wakulla county.

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Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 sports news and team views Sports#4 FSU beats #10 Clemson in a thriller In The Huddle, Page 5B Lady War Eagles beat FAMU, fall to Florida High Page 6B Riversprings squeaks past WMS Page 3B By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netOff to a 3-0 start and ranked No. 1 in Division 5A by Maxpreps, you might think Head Coach Scott Klees would be happy with his team. But after a tough game with Fort White on Friday night, Klees said he was disappointed, though the War Eagles did come out on top with a 37-26 victory. What frustrated me was not the effort of our guys … but the maturity,Ž he said. You cant be too high or get too excited, but you also cant be too low.Ž Klees said his football team got upset, and he was disappointed that his senior-led team didnt settle down. He credited special teams with creating four fumbles, a hard-hitting defense that created some turnovers, and sang high praise for players who stepped up their game … including running back Malik Thomas, a junior, who carried the ball six times for 86 yards and two touchdowns. It was his “ rst real experience as varsity and he tore it up,Ž Klees said of Thomas. Klees praised freshman running back Monterious Loggins who went in as a linebacker and got an interception. He also praised junior wide receiver Jordan Franks who has scored in every game and has six TDs already this year. But Wakulla has been hit by the injury bug,Ž with a spate of starters suffering from problems. Quarterback Caleb Stephens injured his knee in the game and was having a MRI on Monday. Mikal Cromartie didnt dress out for the Fort White game because of an ankle injury. Lineman and Offensive Player of the Week John Cole was at the hospital Monday with a hip injury. Kicker and running back Dillon Norman had an ankle injury he picked up in practice last week and thats why Klees was going for two-point conversions in the Fort White game … he said he was unsure of whether Norman could rely on his plant foot for kicking. Out for the year is Clay Morrison with a torn ACL. Two bright spots were the return of lineman Chris Griffin, who bruised his shoulder two weeks ago and sat out the North Florida Christian game last week but was back for every offensive down against Fort White, and speedy back Demetrius Lindsey, who carried the ball 11 times for 97 yards despite getting dinged up against NFC, where he sat out the second half of that game. Told of the observation of one watcher at the game that Wakulla didnt play well enough to deserve to win, but Fort White played poorly enough to deserve to loseŽ … Klees said he wouldnt go quite that far. His team played well in spurts, he said. But not for the complete four quarters. Fort White had 10 turnovers in the game … six fumbles and four interceptions. If we dont get turnovers, we dont win,Ž Klees said. But a lot of turnovers were created by very, very physical special teams and defensive play, Klees said. Klees was frustrated that his team was in a position to put Fort White away to start the third quarter, but saw them get right back in the game and take a lead within two minutes of the second half kick-off to go up 19-18 over the War Eagles. Weve got potential and weve got talent,Ž Klees said. Just if it all meshes together and if we learn to be patient and even-keeled.Ž Continued on Page 4BWAR EAGLES STAY UNDEFEATEDWakulla prevails in a game riddled with turnovers, winning 37-26 over Fort White PHOTO BY KEN FIELDS?SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFreshman running back Monterious Loggins carries the ball through the gap created by lineman Chris Grif“ n, 72, on the left driving a defensive player to the ground, and wide receiver Dalton Norman, 8, on the right. UP NEXT: Jefferson County comes to visit on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Of“ce Hours: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. (850) 877-55892770 Capital Medical Blvd., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL 32308 | CapitalRegionalMedicalCenter.com Stephanie Lee, MDDr. Lee is joining Dr. Michael Douso and Dr. Kathrine Lupo at Capital Regional Womens Health. As an FSU School of Medicine graduate, she is happy to return to Tallahassee.Capital Regional Womens Health accepts Capital Health Plan and most other insurance carriers.Next Day Appointments AvailableCapital Regional Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Lee Specializing in Gynecology & Obstetrics Expert physicians.Quality obstetrical & gynecological care. Law Oce Est. 1998Foreclosures Creditor/Debtor Business Law17 High Drive, Suite C Courthouse Square Crawfordville, Florida Attorney-at Law Certified Circuit Court Mediator MOLD? ALLERGIES?HURRICANE SEASON is HERE Anyone in need of a certi“ed building contractor with a mold certi“cation please feel free to contact me. WE ALSO WORK WITH YOUR EMERGENCY AND INSURANCE COVERAGE MIKE PECKHAM 850-980-2821 Always remember a workers comp. exempt card does not protect the homeowner. lic. no cbc1253204

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Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, Sept. 27  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 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.  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.  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. Friday, Sept. 28  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.  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 Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832. Saturday, Sept. 29  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 will meet at 3106 Shadeville Highway, across from the volunteer re department, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.  SOPCHOPPY GROWERS MARKET will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Posh Java, Organics & Gifts, on the corner of Rose St. and Winthrop Ave., in downtown Sopchoppy. The market features locally grown, organic and unsprayed produce, homemade bread, and other food items. To participate in the market, contact Posh Java at (850) 9621010 or email poshjava@gmail.com for details. Sunday, Sept. 30  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call (850) 545-1853. Monday, Oct. 1  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 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.  FREE 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 a loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. 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, Oct. 2  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 6 p.m. at Myra Jean’s Restaurant. Wednesday, Oct. 3  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 NAMI Wakulla, 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 COUNTY COALITION FOR YOUTH will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the library. Thursday, Oct.4  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 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.  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.Special EventsThursday, Sept. 27  WAKULLA COUNTY UNITED WAY KICKOFF will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at La Parrillada Mexican Grill and Bar, Crawfordville. RSVP by Sept. 25 by emailing Megan Picht at megan@uwbb.org.  AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR NORTH FLORIDA will hold its board of directors meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.,2414 Mahan Drive; Tallahassee. The meeting is open to the public. Friday, Sept. 28  A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE will be held at the Senior Center starring Margo Anderson and the Country Classic Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. There will be a cash bar and raf e. Proceeds help to bene t Senior Citizens services.  CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING will be held for Tallahassee – Leon Federal Credit Union, 2655 – C Crawfordville Highway, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29  PAMPER YOUR POOCH FUNDRAISER will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hudson Park by C.H.A.T of Wakulla. All natural bath and ea dip, nail clipping, anal gland extraction, photo shoot, micro chipping. All proceeds will help with food and medical expenses for Wakulla homeless pets at the C.H.A.T. adoption center.  PUBLIC LANDS DAY will be held at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Admission to the park is free. There will be volunteer orientation at 9 a.m. Refuge Volunteer Coordinator David Moody will review current and proposed projects, setting dates for training and future projects. A taco luncheon will be provided by the St. Marks Refuge Association for all volunteers from noon to 1 p.m. Service Project will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. They will be working in the wild ower gardens along Lighthouse Road. Bring gloves, sunhat, water and bug repellent. Register by calling 925-6121 or email david_moody@fws.gov.  DRUG TAKE BACK DAY will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crum’s Mini Mall in Panacea, the Kangaroo convenience store in Wakulla Station and the Wakulla County Health Department in Crawfordville. Deputies will collect unwanted medications from members of the community. The medications will be collected for safe destruction to keep them from harming the environment or falling into the wrong hands. Sunday, Sept. 30  FIGHT FOR AIR STAIR CLIMB will be hosted by the American Lung Association in Florida at Plaza Tower, located at 300 S. Duval Street (downtown Tallahassee). Participants will climb 22 stories/398 steps. Wakulla County Fire Rescue will be represented. All nishers will receive a medal. Connect with them on their event page on Facebook-American Lung Association in Florida. Visitwww.FightForAirStairClimbTallahassee.org for more information or call (850) 241-1003.Upcoming Events Saturday, Oct. 6  CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held for the United Way of the Big Bend hosted by St. Marks Powder at Wildwood Country Club. Registration time is 7:30 a.m. Teeoff is at 8:30 a.m. Two closest to the pin contest, two longest drive contest, putting challenge and hole in one contest with 2012 car provided by Dodge will be held. Cost is $75 per player and $150 per team. Sponsorships available. Contact Rachel Kipp at 850-577-2889; cell: 850-566-948; or email at rachel.kipp@gd-ots.com.  FIRST FSU COASTAL MARINE LAB REGATTA, Whatever Floats Your Boat, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. The object of the Regatta itself is not so much to get some place rst as it is simply to stay a oat. The challenge is to create a homemade “boat” that is at once artistically interesting, reasonably buoyant, and made from recycled materials. There is a $25 registration fee. The deadline to register is Sept. 25. There will be prizes for the rst boat to cross the nish line, most creative use of materials, Titanic Award to the most spectacular failure and People’s Choice. Register online at marinelab.fsu.edu/outreach/regatta.html.  SHADEVILLE ELEMENTARY’S 29TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The coronation will be held at 2 p.m. in the lunchroom. Booth will open at 2 p.m. Only tickets will be accepted at the booths. There will be bingo held in the library. There will be booth prizes and a new booth called the “Super Soaker.” There will also be entertainment by The Polynesian Fire Knife Dancers, “Say On” and more. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, nachos, popcorn and a sweet shoppe.  BOOK SALE EXTRAVAGANZA will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to noon. They will have 1,000s of books, audio, video and more. Proceeds bene t children’s programs at the library. Sunday, Oct. 7  FIRST SUNDAY AT THE REFUGE PRESENTATION SERIES will feature Glenda Simmons as she presents “Backyard Bluebirding: How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard” at 2 p.m. at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Simmons is a member of the North American Bluebird Society and charter member of the Florida Bluebird Society. First Sunday presentations are in the Environmental Education Center, “Nature’s Classroom” at St. Marks Refuge,1255 Lighthouse Road. Seating is limited. Refuge entrance fees apply. Call 925-6121 for more information. Monday, Oct. 8  WILDERNESS COAST PUBLIC LIBRARIES GOVERNING BOARD will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call (850) 997-7400. Thursday, Oct. 11  ANNUAL FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA AND AUCTION will be held by the Wakulla Coastal Optimist Club at 6:30 p.m. at Wildwood Country Club. This is their most important activity of the year because the money earned goes to fund the scholarships they give out to Wakulla High seniors each year through the Wakulla Academic Boosters. They will be modeling clothing for men and women from Way Out West, Carroll’s Boot Country, Crum’s Mini Mall, Beall’s and Maurice’s. Entertainer of the Year, Kevin Story, will be the guest performer. For tickets: Centennial Bank June Vause (926-6615), Susan Payne Turner, or Jared Richardson. In Panacea, see Noah or Sherrie Posey Miller at Posey’s Steam Room or Dr. Quill Turk at Dentistry By The Sea.  CAPITAL AREA HEALTHY START COALITION will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. Wakulla County providers, care coordinators, local professionals and consumers are invited to begin the CAHSC service delivery planning process. This is the organizational meeting for developing the 2015-2020 plan. Page 2B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Government Meetings Thursday, Sept. 27  SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION will meet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall for a workshop on a possible charter change to salaries for commissioners. Monday, Oct. 1  COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers.By SCOTT JOYNERLibrary DirectorSpecial Friday Night Movie Showing As next weeks Book Extravaganza throws a kink in our bi-weekly movie schedule and there has been a demand for a certain superhero movie, were doing a special showing this Friday, Sept. 28. This PG-13 action packed thrill ride brings the characters from Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), among others, together for the “ rst time to fight invaders led by Thors half-brother Loki who want to destroy the Earth. A movie years in the making after having the groundwork laid by the Marvel Comics superhero “ lms named above, this “ lm has made more than $1.5 billion worldwide and is the third highest grossing movie of all time. We expect a big crowd for this “ lm so arrive early. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. showing. Book Extravaganza on Oct. 6 Mark you calendars now for our bi-monthly Book Extravaganza Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. As always, well have thousands of books, video and audio available at this popular event. All funds raised go directly toward the Friends of the Library and aid us in offsetting many library expenses. For those who couldnt make our very successful silent auction a couple weeks back (nearly $3,000 raised at last count), along with those who did, we encourage you to come out and continue your always generous support of your library! E-book update Beginning next month we will be beginning to build our e-book collection in order to go liveŽ with the service before the end of October. Were excited to provide this new addition to our collection and would like your help. What would you like to see in our e-book collection? What genres or authors are your favorites? What do you think we should concentrate on? Please feel free to give us your opinion by coming by, giving me a call at 926-7415, or shoot me an email at scottj@wakullalibrary.org. Please keep in mind that were not going from zero to hundreds of titles overnight, but wed love to get some input from our patrons as we take this next step in continuing to provide the citizens of Wakulla County the modern library they deserve! Political EventsThursday, September 27 POLITICAL FORUM for County Commission seats 1, 3, 5 by the League of Women Voters of Wakulla. Seat 1 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Seat 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Seat 5 at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5  FISH FRY FUNDRAISER for Bobby Pearce, superintendent of schools candidate, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Shriner’s Club on U.S. Highway 319.  EVENT FOR CHARLIE CREEL, candidate for sheriff, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wakulla Livestock Pavilion, 84 Cedar Avenue. Dinner will be provided by Coastal Restaurant. Tuesday, Oct. 9  POLITICAL FORUM will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center by the Chamber. All local candidates are invited. Library News... Wakulla County United Way Kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. at La Parrillada Grill and Bar. A Tribute to Patsy Cline at Senior Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Pamper Your Pooch fundraiser at Hudson Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. County Commission meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers.ThursdayFridaySaturdayMonday W e e k Week i n inW a k u l l a akulla W a k u l l a akulla Email your community events to jjensen@thewakullanews.net

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By JOEY JACOBSRMS CoachThe Riversprings Bears and the Wakulla Wildcats were supposed to tangle back in August. The schools usually begin the season with a kickoff extravaganza, but scheduling conflicts with the stadium forced the programs to reschedule the game to last Thursday, Sept. 20. Both schools entered the game searching for their “ rst win of the season, but it was RMS that was able to squeak out a 16-14 win. The format of the early season game between the cross-county rivals is unique, in that the starters play for one half, second stringers for one quarter, and the younger and less experienced players for one quarter. Starters also play special teams the entire contest. This season, it was the itty bittysŽ that started the game. RMS received the opening kickoff, but turned it over to WMS when Riversprings quarterback Kyle Johnson fumbled the “ rst snap from scrimmage, giving WMS the ball at the Bear 33-yard line. After a loss of one on “ rst down, WMS scampered 34 yards for a touchdown on their second play from scrimmage. The Wildcats added the extra point, and WMS was on top 8-0. On the ensuing kickoff, RMS standout Demarcus Lindsey returned the kick 62 yards for a Bear touchdown. Seventh grader Darrius Smith, playing his “ rst snap ever at quarterback, punched the ball in for the extra point, tying the game at 8-8. WMS fumbled the RMS pooch kick, which was recovered by Jake McCarl. RMS couldnt mount a drive, and turned the ball over to Wakulla after a 4th down fumble on the WMS 23yard line. The Wildcats then marched down the field, chewing up yardage and the clock, scoring on a 26-yard TD run. WMS would miss the PAT, making the lead 14-8, giving WMS the 1st quarter edge. At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, the second team came in. Back-up quarterback Jake McCarl would lead the RMS second squad, and they would get as close as the WMS 21-yard line, but a holding penalty, coupled with a stiff WMS defense would end the RMS drive. The Wakulla second group didnt fare any better, and the 1st half came to a close with WMS still leading 14-8. As the second half got underway, it proved to be a defensive struggle. The third quarter came and went, without either team threatening to score. The Bears would “ nally break into the scoring column again in the fourth quarter when, backed up to their own 16-yard line, quarterback Zach Norman hit Demarcus Lindsey, who blazed down the left sideline, tying the game at 14-14. Norman then threw a PAT pass to Justin Davis, putting the Bears up 16-14. The Wildcats were not “ nished, however, mounting a drive from their own 36. A 6-yard run and a Bear offsides penalty gave WMS a “ rst down at their 48-yard line. A stiffening Bears defense and a WMS false start penalty put WMS in a 4th and long situation, but the Wildcats completed a 27yard pass, which gave them new life and the ball at the RMS 24-yard line. The Wildcats nearly won it when Wakullas quarterback threw to a wide open Wildcat, but the pass was a little long. The drive ended when a pass was completed short of the 1st down marker and RMS safety Demarcus Lindsey made the tackle. The Bears and Wildcats will tangle again on Oct. 18 in the annual Sand-gnat Slobberknocker for the Wakulla County Middle School Championship. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 3Bsports news and team views SportsBy PAUL HOOVERWHS Track CoachOn Saturday, Sept. 22, the WHS cross country teams made their annual trek to Silver Lake in the Apalachicola National Forest for the Prefontaine Forest Run 5K. The annual race, sponsored by the Gulf Winds Track Club (GWTC), is a true cross country run that traverses deep sand hills, motorcross trails and two-rut forest roads and whatever obstacles, natural or manmade that the race director, Jeff Nielson, can think up. More than 196 runners “ nished this years race. Depending upon the speci“ c course conditions, the race course is considered to be one to three minutes slower than the typical 5K road course. The WHS runners tackled the tough course in exceptional fashion, with seven of the local boys placing in the top 25 overall. They were led by team captain Aaron Smith (5th) and J.P. Piotrowski (6th), with Travis Parks in close pursuit in 9th place. The other top “ nishers were Lane Williams (15th), Alan Pierson (17th), Albert Smythe (19th) and Mitchell Atkinson (23rd). The local girls also ran well, even without three of their top “ ve runners, who missed the race. Team captain Raychel Gray led the charge and “ nished as the 7th female. Newcomer Kayla Webbe ran a strong effort to “ nish in 11th place with veteran Lilianna Broadway right behind in 12th. Rounding out the top 7 for the WHS girls were Connie Lewis, Marlee Kelley, Ava Shaw and Logan Kelley Assistant Coach Greg James showed many of the youngsters how to do it by “ nishing in 12th place overall. This is really a fun race for kids and us coaches,Ž said Coach Paul Hoover. The course is by far the toughest well run this year, but the kids seem to love the challenge and there is so much less pressure in this race.Ž WHS alum Stanley Linton won this years race. The WHS teams have an off-week coming up this week, but will be back in action on Oct. 6 at the huge FSU Invitational (over 100 teams are expected), which will be held in Tallahassee on the Apalachee Regional Cross Country Park, the site of this years state “ nals race. CROSS COUNTRY MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALLTeams do well in Forest RunRiversprings squeaks by WMS PHOTO BY LISA KINARD/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe Wakulla Wildcat runner is tackled by the Riversprings Bear defenders. October Is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThe Wakulla News Pink Paper Day Thursday, October 4The Wakulla News will be  IN THE PINK Ž on Oct. 4 when the entire newspaper will be printed on PINK NEWSPRINT as part of the fight against breast cancer. Some of the proceeds from advertising, special tribute opportunities, subscriptions sales and donations in conjunction with the Oct. 4 PINK PAPER will go to the We Can Foundation a nonprofit organization that assists local cancer patients with out of pocket expenses such as gas and medications. This is one of the largest grassroots movements to make funding available for breast cancer screening, treatment and care as well as federal funding for breast cancer research.Be a part of this special promotion and make a difference in your community!(850) 926-7102 Pick up the same ad during October for 10% Off.Special Rate IncentivesFull Page. .................. ........ .$400 Half Page............................$300 Quarter Page .................... .$125*All other sizes will be billed at the 13 Week Contract Rate. Publish Date: October 4th Ad Deadline: September 28th Please support the fight against cancer by advertising on this special page October 4th. The Wakulla News will be IN THE PINKŽ on October 4 when the entire newspaper will be printed on PINK NEWSPRINT as part of the fight against breast cancer. Some of the proceeds from advertising, spe cial tribute opportunities, subscriptions sales and donations in conjunction with the News October 4 PINK PAPER will go to the We Can Foundation a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients with out of pocket expenses such as gas and medications. ONLY$40.00 Pick up your ad for the rest of the October for ONLY $25.00 each! 2x3 (3.389Žx3Ž) !!" 2012 Go to www.bigbendhospice.org to Sign-up Today! 11:30am Registration and Lunch 12:30pm Tee-o October 26, 2012Wildwood Country ClubSAVE THE DATE!For more information, call Pam Allbritton at 850.926.9308Wakulla County Big Bend Hospice

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Page 4B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comContinued from Page 1B Weve just got to “ x the mental mistakes on both sides of the ball,Ž he said. Our schedule is so tough … were facing some very good coaches and very good teams, and theyre going to “ nd out where our weakness is.Ž GAME RECAP The War Eagles came out “ ring … on the second play of the game, Caleb Stephens hit a wide-open Jordan Franks down the middle of the “ eld for a 75-yard touchdown. The two-point attempt was no good. Wakulla 6-0 with 11:35 remaining in the “ rst quarter. On Fort Whites “ rst series, free safety Bryan Nichols pulled the ball of the Indian receivers hands for an interception. Wakulla returned the favor with an interception in the end zone that was run out to the 24-yard line. Fort White drove the ball down the “ eld and, on a second and goal from the 7, scored on a pass. The Indians went for 2, but it was no good. Tied 6-6, 7:59 in “ rst. On the kickoff, Demetrius Lindsey bobbled the ball, but secured it and ran it to the 40. The drive stalled, and on 4th and 3, Wakulla ran a fake punt that failed … Fort White took over on the Wakulla side of mid“ eld. But Fort White fumbled and Wakulla recovered but was unable to move the ball. On Fort Whites next possession, Wakullas Sheldon Johnson picked off a pass and returned it to the 14-yard line. On second and goal at the 2, Stephens ran a quarterback keeper and pushed the pile into the endzone for a score. The two-point attempt was no good. Wakulla 12-6 with seconds remaining in the “ rst. On Fort Whites next possession, another fumble recovered by Wakulla, but the War Eagle offense couldnt move the ball. Fort White seemed to be putting together a strong drive on their next series, but a powerful hit on a pass play jarred the ball loose and Wakulla recovered. But Wakulla fumbled it back to Fort White. The Indians were going backwards after two false start penalties, and Dalton Nichols stepped in front of a pass to intercept it. Showing some power and speed, Stephens ran it in for TD and the two-point conversion was no good. Wakulla 18-6 at the half. On the second play of the second half, Fort White scored on a pass play when the receiver sprinted across the “ eld, breaking tackles and outrunning defenders to the goal. The two-point was no good. Wakulla was still up, 18-12. Wakulla fumbled on its next possession, and Fort White scooped it up to score a TD. The extra point was good, and Wakulla was trailing, 19-18. Wakulla settled down and mounted a sustained drive that culminated in a 6-yard Malik Thomas run for a score. The two-point attempt was no good, but Wakulla was back on top 24-19. On the subsequent kickoff, the squib kick went through one Indians legs and bounced off another and was recovered by Brandon Nichols. That series culminated in a 9-yard sprint to the end zone by Demetrius Lindsey. The extra point was good, and Wakulla was up 31-19. Another fumble on a kickoff was recovered by Wakulla, but the War Eagles couldnt move the ball. On the second play of the fourth quarter, Fort White fought back and completed a pass play for a score to get back in it, 31-26. On Wakullas next possession, Malik Thomas scampered for 40 yards to put the game away. Fort White tried to battle back, but the Wakulla defense bowed up and made a stand that included Brandon Nichols knocking down a ball, and then an interception at the goal line that was run back to the 17. Wakulla ran the clock out to end the game. UP NEXT: JEFFERSON Them and Taylor are our two rivals,Ž Klees said. And while Jefferson is 0-4, those losses have come at the hands of Madison, Godby, East Gadsden and Bay. All four of which are very good teams,Ž he said. Madison was only up 6-0 at the half against Jefferson, and Godby led only 7-0 at the half. It is the second half when depth in the roster becomes a factor for Jefferson, Klees said. We will have to play well to win,Ž Klees said. These teams were playing are the real deal.Ž WAKULLA RANKED As for Wakulla being ranked No. 1 on Maxpreps and No. 3 by the AP, Klees doesnt want to hear it. Dont even talk about it,Ž he said. Were nowhere near where we need to be right now.ŽWAR EAGLES STAY UNDEFEATEDPlayers of the WeekJOHN COLE 86% … Played unbelievably on offensive line, says Klees BRANDON NICHOLS Defensive back had 3 knockdowns, an INT and fumble recovery JAMES DOUIN recovered a fumble and had 3 tackles on special teamsO ense Defense Special Teams Its football season once more and therefore, its also time for the annual WHS NJROTC Fish Fry. This year will mark the 20th annual Fish Fry, with this being the third year in a row that fried shrimp is the main entre. The food is provided by Poseys Up The Creek and costs $8 per plate. Each ticket redeems a meal that consists of fried shrimp, cheese grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and sweet tea. The Fish Fry will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, outside the WHS football stadium. The event will last from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any NJROTC cadet or at the Fish Fry. The pro“ ts enable all cadets to participate fully in the NJROTC program, regardless of their familys economic status.NJROTC Fish Fry set for Friday night’s game KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS WILLIAM SNOWDEN WILLIAM SNOWDEN KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSWakulla defensive players James Douin and Michael Sarvis converge for the hit. War Eagle quarterback Caleb Stephens makes a move on a defender. The Wakulla student section shows some school spirit in the stands. The War Eagle band plays. Dequon Simmons breaks one up the middle. Demetrius Lindsey gets ready to deliver a hit.

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F L O R I D A FLORIDA g a t o r s gators By TIM LINAFELT EJ Manuel isnt one to talk much about his accomplishments. Naturally, as Florida States starting quarterback, Manuel “ elds all sorts of questions all the time, and hes often asked about how he feels, how he played, what its like to accomplish the sorts of things that he does. Invariably, Manuel will de” ect credit to his teammates and coaches. But after putting his signature all over the Seminoles 4937 win over Clemson Saturday night, Manuel didnt have to talk about himself. There were plenty of others more than willing to do it for him. Im going to have to look at the “ lm, but I dont remember him making a bad decision all night,Ž FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. Even the most minute “ lm study probably wont reveal much … Manuel was simply magni“ cent Saturday night. He completed 27 of 35 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns, eclipsing his career-high for yardage in the third quarter. He ran for another 102 yards as part of a Seminole rushing attack that racked up 287 yards and “ ve touchdowns. And most importantly, he rallied a team that, early in the third quarter, stared straight at a two-touchdown de“ cit, a silenced home crowd and the potential for yet another de” ating defeat for a program desperate to make a positive statement on the national stage. By the time he was done, Manuel became the “ rst FSU quarterback since Charlie Ward to pass for 300 yards and run for another 100. Im going to call C-Ward,Ž Manuel said. I talked to him last night. He told me to go out there and take what they gave me. Thats a huge accomplishment.Ž And longtime ABC play-byplay man Brent Musberger announced to the nation that he mightve asserted himself as the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy. Manuel, of course, responded to that notion in typical fashion. I just want to win games for my teammates,Ž he said. Im not really about personal accolades and things like that.Ž His teammates werent quite so modest. EJ was acting like the man in the huddle,Ž said receiver Rodney Smith, who caught one of Manuels two touchdown passes. He played like the man and he acted like the man. Im just happy for that guy.Ž Hes a great leader. Hes the leader of the FSU team,Ž defensive end Bjoern Werner said. This is what we needed and he stepped up. He has a lot of followers.Ž The Seminoles followed Manuel did down the field for what had to be the fastest, most efficient collection of scoring drives any of them had seen in quite some time. Florida State scored seven touchdowns. Not one of them took more than seven plays, and not one of them took more than two minutes and 41 seconds off the game clock. Twice FSU took just one play to score. And when the Seminoles hit a snag … as they did when Chris Thompson had a 22-yard touchdown run nullified by a hold … Manuel brought the team back together and right back into the end zone. On the very next play, Manuel connected with Smith for a 29-yard score that gave FSU its “ rst lead. That was great … I was very happy for EJ because he prepares to be great every single day,Ž running back Chris Thompson said. I am really excited for him.Ž And for all of Manuels big plays, it was the touchdown he didnt score … that he chose not to score … that may have impressed his coaches and teammates the most. Facing third-and-eight with a 12-point lead, 1:15 left in the game and Clemson holding one last time out and a “ nal shred of hope, Manuel took off on a 28-yard run down the right sideline, careening toward the end zone. Maybe he couldve scored, maybe a Clemson defender wouldve tripped him up short of the goal line. No one will ever know, though, because rather than push for one more accolade … a touchdown that wouldve given the Tigers another offensive possession … Manuel simply fell to the ground. Clemson used its last timeout and Manuel took a knee on the next play. The thing he did a the end, what I thought was extremely sel” ess, unsel“ sh and understood how to win,Ž Fisher said. If we score, were up three (possessions), but I dont care, they can get the ball back. He knew that. ƒ EJ Manuel … I say it all the time, its one game here, but I get to coach him every day and look into his eyes and see what he does and how he thinks, and hes a tremendous young man.Ž www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 5B F L O R I D A S T A T E S E M I N O L E S FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES F L O R I D A FLORIDA g a t o r s gators T h e W e e k e n d S l a t e The Weekend Slate In The Huddle A weekly look at college football in the Sunshine State te Your ad could be here! Call 926-7102Florida A&M at SouthernSaturday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m.The game can be seen on famuathletics.com. #11 Florida Saturday, Sept. 29 Bye Week #4 Florida State at South FloridaSaturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.The game can be seen on ESPN. TH E SI G N A L O F THE SIGNAL OF A NE W ER A A NEW ERA EJ Manuel became the “ rst FSU quarterback since Charlie Ward to throw for more than 300 yards and run for more than 100 yards. Some day we make look back at that critical second half against Texas A&M as the de“ ning moment for WILL MUSCHAMP.By Marty Cohen There comes a time when a program experiences a seminal moment, a transforming event that propels the program from its long-held position into another sphere, up or down. It generally becomes apparent in hindsight, when we can look back and circle a monumental achievement as the springboard toward a new future. But sometimes the feeling envelops you at the time, the idea you just witnessed a critical victory or devastating defeat that will carry far more clout than usual. Steve Spurrier knew it after the second game he coached at Florida, a road win at Alabama in 1990. The signi“ cance was more symbolic than actual, since this was a crummy Crimson Tide team that “ nished a mediocre 7-5. Yet at that juncture in history, this was still the type of contest Florida rarely won, and it proved to be the barrier-buster Spurrier often referred to as one of the key pavers on the road to ultimate success. Perhaps its a tad premature, because there is still a long, long path for Florida to travel back to the elite of college football. Yet last Saturdays resounding triumph over Tennessee in Knoxville only reinforced the magnitude and importance of the previous weeks second-half performance in the comeback win at Texas A&M. Florida had not secured a victory in that manner in Will Muschamps “ rst year at the helm. Falling behind in hostile territory generally meant an eventual defeat, but the Gators showed some newfound resolve in College Station. There were plenty of ugly aspects, but the Gators parlayed a dominating “ nal 37 minutes into a victory over the Aggies, a win that may ultimately be the one we look back on and say, Yep, that was the day it all changed.Ž That notion was reinforced after the Gators blasted Tennessee out of the stadium in the second half last Saturday night, a forceful showing that left no doubt which program was on the way backŽ and which one still can simply dream about past glory. The rivalry remains dormant after the ” ickering embers were poked a bit this week, especially with Vols staring down the barrel of a schedule that still has road games at Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi State and a home game with Alabama, plus Missouri. With eight consecutive victories in the series and the Vols balloon just about completely de” ated, it might be a long time before CBS decides to tab FloridaTennessee again to kick off its SEC coverage. Like the previous week, when the Gators trailed by 10 midway through the second quarter at Texas A&M, they remained poised and never cracked on the road. Everything came together during a brilliant second half, as once again the defense clamped down after intermission and the ever-improving offense simply exploded. 1 1 8 6 6 7 4 2 1 3 7 3 w w w A d N e t w o r k s F l o r i d a c o m T h e k e y t o a d v e r t i s i n g s u c c e s s Classified • Display • Metro Daily • Online of Wakulla Sponsored bywww.bigbendhospice.orgyour hometown hospice, licensed since 1983Compassionate Care Pain Management & Grief Support850-878-5310 Turn account receivables into CASH!!! Tired of wai ng 30, 60, 90 days? Meet payroll. Increase pro ts. 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Page 6B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views SportsBy ELIZABETH ANDREWS Special to The NewsThe Wakulla Lady War Eagles Varsity Volleyball team played two games last week. The “ rst was against FAMU High on Thursday, Sept. 20, resulting in three straight match wins with scores of 25-7, 25-17 and 25-8. Haley Brown and Breighly Bolton led the team in kills with seven each. Marina Petrandis had an amazing game with eight aces and “ ve kills followed by Shannan Wood with four kills. Chealsea Carroll had an impressive 21 assists and Jordan Pryor also added three aces. On Monday, Sept. 24, the girls played Florida High at home. Despite winning the “ rst match 25-22, the girls lost the following three with scores of 24-26, 19-25 and 23-25. Marina Petrandis lead the team in kills with 11, followed by Haley Brown and Breighly Bolton with 10 kills each. Shannan Wood had seven blocks while Caylee Cox had 14 assists. Brown also contributed “ ve aces, and 17 digs, however, Jordan Pryor lead the team in digs with 22 and four aces. The record is now 4-4. The next game is against Suwannee on Tuesday, Sept. 25, followed by Rickards on Thursday, Sept. 27. Both of these games are district games and are away. The team and coaches have begun to name a player who has displayed exceptional skills, as well as a positive attitude during practice and games. Each week the team will vote for a player whom they believe represents the player of the week.Ž This week this honor was bestowed upon Shannan Wood for her amazing performance in the past three games with 29 kills, four blocks and three digs. She attends every practice with an infectious positive attitude that keeps her teammates smiling. Her coaches believe she deserves the award this week because of her respectful and disciplined attitude as well as her exceptional performance in the last three games. Congratulations to No. 3 Shannan Wood! Thank you for all your hard work! Former Wakulla High School volleyball player Summer Stokley was selected as Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 19 through Sept. 25 at West Virginia Tech in Montgomery, W.Va. The junior middle hitter led the womens volleyball team to its first win of the 2012 season over WVU Parkersburg. During the contest, Stokley recorded 16 kills and three blocks and scored 19 points in the match. Stokley is a criminal justice major whose parents, Taff and Geneva Stokley, are both employed in the law enforcement “ eld. The junior started her college career at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Ala., and transferred to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City before transferring to West Virginia Tech.VOLLEYBALLLady War Eagles beat FAMU, fall to Florida HighSummer Stokley is student-athlete of week at West Virginia Tech Player of the WeekShannan Wood Summer Stokley PHOTOS BY BILL ROLLINS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSScenes from the Lady War Eagles game against Florida High on Monday. 5:30 pm Social Time • 6:00 pm Forum Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center 33 Michael Dr., Crawfordville Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce presents 2012 Candidates Forum Tuesday, October 9th, 2012At the SHERIFF Maurice Langston … REP Charlie Creel NPA PROPERTY APPRAISER Donnie Sparkman DEM Jim Parham NPA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Robert BobbyŽ Pearce DEM Kimball KimŽ Thomas NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 Alan Brock DEM Ralph Thomas REP Jenny Brock NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 Mike Stewart REP Howard Kessler NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 Richard Harden REP John Shuff … DEM Emily T. Smith NPA Refreshments provided by Wakulla County Rotary Club Seating is limited SHERIFF Maurice Langston … REP Charlie Creel NPA PROPERTY APPRAISER Donnie Sparkman DEM Jim Parham NPA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Robert BobbyŽ Pearce DEM Kimball KimŽ Thomas NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 Alan Brock DEM Ralph Thomas REP Jenny Brock NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 Mike Stewart REP Howard Kessler NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 Richard Harden REP John Shuff … DEM Emily T. Smith NPA The following candidates from local races have been invited to participate: One Click. Job Resources. Real Results. The Employ Florida network helped me to improve my professional skills and connected me with a training opportunity.Ž THE RESULT: Elizabeth Matthews was trained and hired by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Employ Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disa bilities. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 7BKeep Wakulla County Beautiful’s Coastal Cleanup is held By JO ANN PALMERKWCB DirectorIt was perfect weather on Sept. 15 for the 27th Annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup hosted by Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. People were already gathered at Woolley Park in Panacea as we arrived early to setup for the arrival of hundreds of eager volunteers. Cub Scout Pack 5 were the first of hundreds of individuals, groups and organizations from Wakulla and surrounding counties to sign in, pick up supplies and head out in search of debris that had been either improperly disposed of, or washed out by recent severe rains here in the county. Again this year we had site captains posted at four major locations where groups who participate each year usually know our volunteers and are already familiar with the clean up site. Many of our repeat volunteers just head straight to the sites. The turnout this year was astounding and volunteers really seemed to enjoy spending their Saturday morning helping out. Our site at Mashes Sands had the FSU Kite Board club arrive, clean for several hours and then enjoy the water and wind at that beautiful, now clean beach. Lynda Kinsey of The Wakulla News said they were beautiful to watch, and they were having a blast too. Its great to see volunteers come from all around to help clean our shores. Other groups included the TCC Volunteers and Service Learning, Rickards High School and many of our local high school students from groups like the National Honor Society, NJROTC cadets and members of both Interact and AVID. The Friends of Wakulla Springs as always participated again this year and thankfully there are too many for me to recognize all of them. However, thank you to our entire site captains group, volunteers and our sponsors who make this event so successful. This year the totals were 674 volunteers, collecting 5,380 pounds of debris and 10 pounds, 8 ounces of cigarette butts. Cub Scout Pack 5 won the $100 cash prize for the most cigarette butts with a total of 2 pounds, 13 ounces. There were 500 hot dogs compliments of Wal-Mart enjoyed, 655 Pepsi products compliments of Refreshment Services Pepsi consumed and, as a long running tradition, each volunteer was given a complimentary T-shirt made possible by our generous sponsors. As an added bonus we were assisted by the Wakulla County Dive Club, which had divers in the Wakulla River picking up debris that has either washed into the river or was thrown in intentionally. The divers spent the entire morning removing items that cannot only leach chemicals, corrosives and other hazardous waste into our drinking water, but potentially injure you or your family while enjoying the beautiful river. As we begin planning for the 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, mark your calendars for the third Saturday in September 2013. We hope you will come out and get involved. We also have a lot going on with our efforts to Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. You can “ nd out more about us on our website at kwcb.org, contact the of“ ce at (850)745-7111 or by email at helpkwcb@ hotmail.com. Remember to recycle, reduce and reuse. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCLEANING WAKULLA’S COAST: Members of the Wakulla Dive Club. right, helped with the Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 15 on the Wakulla River, as did members of the FSU Kite Board Club at Shell Point.There were 674 volunteers participating in this years cleanup, who collected more than 5,380 pounds of debris and more than 10 pounds of cigarette butts. ~ BY Le CHAT BOUTIQUE ~ AND LOCAL CANDIDATES ~ WHAT: A DAY AT THE SPA FOR YOUR SPECIAL POOCH WHEN: SATURDAY, Sept. 29, 2012 FROM 10:00 A.M. … 3:00 P.M.WHERE: Hudson Park, Crawfordville AMENITIES FOR THE DISCRIMINATING POOCH: All Natural Ingredients; Aromatherapy Bubble Bath (lavender, vanilla, mintƒmore); Le Flea & Tick Spray; PAWdicures; DONATIONS: $10.00 ALL AMENITIES/Flea spray included $ 5.00 REGULAR BATH ONLY $ 5.00 GLAMOUR PHOTO (pearls, bow ties, hats, ribbons, boas, etc.) $ 25.00 Micro … chipping, including registration of micro chipNATURAL GOURMET DOGGIE BISCUITS FOR PURCHASE Please remember to spay and neuter your pets. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 9B 000C9KSNO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title : HEALTH CARE SERVICES.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers’ compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services.— (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider m ay accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolish ed by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers’ compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and cond itions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health ca re services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for law ful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provi sion in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copaym ents, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with specificity the public necessity that justifies an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) “Compel” includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) “Direct payment” or “pay directly” means payment for lawful health care services without a publi c or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) “Health care system” means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for hea lth care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) “Lawful health care services” means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) “Penalties or taxes” means any civil or criminal penalty or fine, tax, salary or wage withholdin g or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, c reated, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protect ed under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term “rule by an agency” may not be const rued to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreem ent contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.—The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for ve terans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.— Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to the 20142015 state fiscal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses state revenue limitation.— (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as defined by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each fiscal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any fiscal year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year plus an adjustment for growth. As used in this subsection, “growth” means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year. For the 1995-1996 fiscal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 fiscal year. Florida personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the first day of February prior to the beginning of the fiscal year. State revenues collected for any fiscal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed under this subsection for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, “state revenues” means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, “state revenues” does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried forward from prior fiscal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the revenue limitation shall be made by general law to reflect the fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation.— (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.—Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any fiscal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu es collected during the 2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus f our onehundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three o nehundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to t he state revenue limitation for the previous fiscal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a fiscal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the fiscal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a fiscal ye ar, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.—State revenues collected in any fiscal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fun d reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school dist ricts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort i s no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.— (1) The state revenue limitation for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the re venue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future fiscal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one fiscal year may be increased by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent fiscal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth th e dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.—The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is filed with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is filed with the custodian of state records pursuant t o a law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine th e revenue limitation for future fiscal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approve d by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.—The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to reflect: (1) The fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions betwe en the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The fiscal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.—The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: (1) “Adjustment for growth” means an amount equal to the average for the previous five years of the product of the inflation factor and the population factor. (2) “Inflation factor” means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year ann ual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term “Consumer Price Index” means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legi slature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) “Population factor” means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the st ate as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the state’s official population estimates shall be used. (4) “State revenues” means taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term “sta te revenues” does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in docume nts authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that a re used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the sta te lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from p rior fiscal years; taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services au thorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.—The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by th e electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state fiscal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL.— Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead property’s just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption rec eived in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.—By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida’s aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions specified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year. ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 0830 THCRNPAGE 1 OF 3

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Page 10B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 1. a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2. b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preced ing January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this subsubparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner’s spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law. However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law. ; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the property’s resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twentyfive thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 fifty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, every person who establi shes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasi ng the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exempt ion for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 perc ent of the homestead property’s just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additiona l exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs first. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just valu e of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is grea ter. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property a t one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if thi s amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference pri mary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 gene ral election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it i s first received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.—The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g) are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019. SECTION 32. Property assessments.—This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specified nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitte d to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be h eld on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors an d shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approva l or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.—This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for a n additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead propert y, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized b y law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be availa ble for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional hom estead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.— Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislature’s prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are filed by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commission’s possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure.— (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prio r approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative officer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualified and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies.— (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to confirmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of confirmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the just ice shall be deemed confirmed. If the senate votes to not confirm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon confirmation by the senate. (e) (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.— (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.—A judicial qualifications commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office, and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section), warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is defined as any or all of the following: reprimand, fine, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial office or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial office while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold office in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial office or hold public office; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial office and hold that office. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the disqualification of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualified or incapacitated members. The commission’s rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are filed by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be confidential; provided, however, upon a finding of probable cause and the filing by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain confidential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. (b) PANELS.—The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.—The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial qualifications commission’s hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from office with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present unfitness to hold office, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malafides, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from office of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office. After the filing of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from office, with or without compensation, pending final determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. – The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. – Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial qualifications commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disqualified to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial office as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal tenure in 000C9L70830 THCRNPAGE 2 OF 3

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 11B 0830 THCRN000C9L9PAGE 3 OF 3judicial office as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qualifications commission or is otherwise disqualified or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualified or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.— (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of office of the present members of the judicial qualifications commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.—The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.—The terms of five members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.—The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g. h. An appointment to fill a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h. i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts’ conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i. j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j. k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS.— Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights.— (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, whi ch would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is perform ed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.—There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to a ny individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religiou s identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouse’s homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specified therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from servic e connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further defined by general law, the term: a. “First responder” means a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an eme rgency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. “In the line of duty” means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a first responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Advalorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty —This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax r elief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owner’s tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.— (a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e)(1) By general law and subject to conditions specif ied therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional ta ngible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as defined by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.—The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed va lue of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars shal l take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 20 13. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as defined by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninetyeight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions : (1) An exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or-. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars an d who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-five years and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.— Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System.— (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benefit of Florida’s citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and five citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of five years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, defining the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The board’s management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the studen t body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent, shall also be members of the board.

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 13B COUNTY. FLORIDACIVILDIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000236 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A.., as Trustee for Asset Backed Securities Corporation Long Beach Home Equity Loan Trust 2000-LB1. Plaintiff, -vs.Wesley D. Dukes, Jr. a/k/a Wesley D. Dukes and Nancy E. Dukes, Husband and Wife; Summerwind Roadowners Maintenance Association, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as successor in interest to Provident National Bank Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated September 11, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000236 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Asset Backed Securities Corporation Long Beach Home Equity Loan Trust 2000-LB1, Plaintiff and Wesley D. Dukes, Jr. a/k/a Wesley D. Dukes and Nancy E. Dukes, Husband and Wife are defendants(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE LOCATED ATCHURCH STREET, HIGHWAY319, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDAAT11:00 A.M. on October 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit; COMMENCE AT ACONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 EAST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARYOF SAID SECTION 32 ADISTANCE OF 2749.18 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 666.79 FEET TO AN IRON ROD SET IN THE CENTERLINE OF A60 FOOT ROADWAYEASEMENT MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLYALONG ACURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING ARADIUS OF 370.38 FEET FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 195.34 FEET (CHORD NORTH 75 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST 193.09 FEET), THENCE RUN NORTH 59 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 455.31 FEET TO APOINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING ARADIUS OF 370.38 FEET, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CENTERLINE CURVE 195.18 FEET (CHORD NORTH 75 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST 192.92 FEET), THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 249.21 FEET TO THE WESTERLYRIGHT OF WAYFOR A POWERLINE TO THE CITYOF TALLAHASSEE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 10 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY338.77 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST 412.28 FEET TO ACONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 666.79 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1986, MAKE: CHANDLER, VIN#: AFLCW2AG240511628 AND VIN#: AFLCW2BG240511628, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLYAFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE AFIXTURE AND APART OF THE REALESTATE. ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THIS LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at CRAWFORDVILLE, Florida, this 11th day of September. BRENTX. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR THE PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100, Tampa, FL33614 (813)880-8888, (813)880-8800 September 27 and October 4, 2012. 09-139423 FC01 W50 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 5374-0927 TWN Vs. Dedmon, Heidi L..09-CA-500 Re-Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-500 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONALASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUSTSERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. HEIDI L. DEDMON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HEIDI L. DEDMON, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN#100144300010887910), HALCOUNCIL, YVONNE COUNCIL, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 AND #2, AND ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et al. Defendant(s). RE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 28, 2010 and an Order Rescheduling the Foreclosure Sale dated September 6, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 09-CA-500 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONALASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUSTSERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, and HEIDI L. DEDMON, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN #1001944300010887910), HALCOUNCIL, YVONNE COUNCIL, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Front Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32326 at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of October, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: TRACT 2, OF EVERGREEN ACRES, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, 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 September 7, 2011 BRENTX. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURTSEAL) By: /s/ Becky Whaley Deputy Clerk Attorney for the Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A., 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Suite 400, Deerfield Beach, FL33442. Telephone (954)360-9030 Facsimile:(954)420-5187. September 20 & 27, 2012 5377-0927 TWN Vs. Norup, Del A. 11000368CANotice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000368CA FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DELA. NORUPAND SUSAN NORUP, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 6, 2012, and entered in 11000368CAof the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and DELA. NORUP; SUSAN NORUP; UNKNOWN TENANT#1 N/K/AKAYLANORUP; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 N/K/AKELSEYBURNETTE are the Defendant(s). Brent Thurmond as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front Lobby of Wakulla County Courthouse, Crawfordville, FL32327, at 11:00 a.m. on October 11th, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK BŽ OF WILDWOOD ACRES, UNIT 2, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1996 MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION NO FLA14610809AAND FLA14610809B, TITLE NO V0528911 AND V0528912 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court (seal) By: /s/ Desiree D Willis, as Deputy Clerk. IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADACoordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL32301 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less that 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SEPTEMBER 20 & 27, 2012 11-13769 5378-1004 TWN Vs. Bassin, Donna Case No. 12 207 CANotice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12 207 CA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, v. DONNAJ. BASSIN and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNAJ. BASSIN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION 5379-1004 vs. Baumeister, Dennis Case No. 65 2009 CA000142 Notice of Foreclosure IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILACTION CASE NO. 65 2009 CA000142 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS W. BAUMEISTER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 18, 2012 and entered in Case No. 65 2009 CA000142 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NAis the Plaintiff and DENNIS W. BAUMEISTER; LINDAS. BAUMEISTER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 15THday of NOVEMBER, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK N, MAGNOLIAGARDENS, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A112 MELODYLANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on September 11, 2012. Brent X. Thurmond Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09018955 WELLSLPS-VA„-Team 1 -F09018955 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call Clerk of Circuit Court at (850) 926-0905. September 27, 2012 F09018955 5380-1004 TWNVs. Mitja, Jason Case No: 2011-CA-00045 Re-Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA Case NO.: 2011-CA-00045 WELLS FARGOBANK, NA Plaintiff, vs JASON D. MITJA, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; LOLAA. MURPHYA/K/A LOLAANN MURPHYIF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ETAL; Defendants, RE NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated September 12, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2011 CA00045 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff and M JASON D. MITJA, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, LOLAA. MURPHYA/K/ALOLA ANN MURPHYIF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ETAL; are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, ATTHE FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, located at Highway 319, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDASTATUTES, AT11:00 AM, October 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement, to-wit: LOT 23 BLOCK AŽ, AMELIAWOOD, ASUBDIVISION, AS PER THE MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 91 MARIE CIRCLE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St,Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BRENTX. THURMOND CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 September 27, 2012 5383-1004 TWN vs. Harrell, Tracy N. Case No. 65-2010-CA-000282 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2010-CA-000282 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LPF/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. TRACYN. HARRELLA/K/ATRACYHARRELLA/K/ATRACYNICOLE HARRELLAND BRANDON T. DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON THOMAS DEJAYNES, et. al. Defendant NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 18, 2012, and entered in 65-2010-CA-000282 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and TRACYN HARRELLA/K/ATRACYHARRELLA/K/ATRACYNICOLE HARRELL; BRANDON T. DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON THOMAS DEJAYNES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDON T. DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON DEJAYNES A/K/A BRANDON THOMAS DEJAYNES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; AMYDENISE LALONDE; BRYAN DOLPHIS LALONDE; WAKULLABANK are the Defendants. Brent Thurmond as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front lobby Wakulla County Courthouse, Crawfordville, FL32327, at 11:00 a.m. on October 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22, WALKERS CROSSING COMMENCING AT ACONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARYOF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 8, ADISTANCE OF 1,697.41 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 360.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST 198.19 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A60.00 FOOT ROADWAYEASEMENT ; THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 212.39 FEET TO APOINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLYALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH ARADIUS OF 231.49 FEET THRU A CENTRALANGLE OF 15 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 31 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 62.19 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 75 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST, 229.82 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AROADWAY EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY30.00 FEET THEREOF. THE ABOVE LEGALDESCRIPTION BEING MORE RECENTLYSURVEYED BYTHURMAN RODDENBERRYAND ASSOCIATES, DATED APRIL4, 2002, UNDER JOB NO. 01-034, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARYOF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 8, ADISTANCE OF 1697.41 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, 360.00 FEET TO ACONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 200.49 FEET TO APOINT LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF CHANCE COURT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE ADISTANCE OF 212.88 FEET TO APOINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING ARADIUS OF 231.49 FEET, THROUGH ACENTRALANGLE OF 15 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 38 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 61.66 FEET, CHORD BEING SOUTH 11 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 61.47 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN SOUTH 75 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST 232.20 FEET TO ACONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919); THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 330.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 OR 1999 HOMES OF LEGEND SINGLE -WIDE VIN #HL9774AL. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of September, 2012. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, As Deputy Clerk (COURTSEAL) IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson, ADACoordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahasse, FL32301 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. September 27 and October 4, 2012 11-05421 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices TO:DONNAJ. BASSIN and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNAJ. BASSIN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Wakulla, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: EXHIBITAŽ WITH THATCERTAIN 2001, 28 X 65 CAVALIER HOMES, 32815, SERIAL NUMBER: ALCA0599560S32865A, ALCA0599560S32865B. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 29th day of August, 2012. CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT AŽ Commence at the Northwest corner of Lot 1, Block 29Ž of Wakulla Gardens. Unit 3, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 43 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida and thence run North 71 degrees, 18 minutes 30 seconds East 212.56 feet feet to a 1 inch iron pipe, thence run North 18 degrees 54 minutes 01 seconds West 122.37 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 18 degrees 55 minutes 03 seconds West 181.38 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road #S-368, thence run North 86 degrees 49 minutes 22 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 132.50 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475), thence run South 18 degrees 54 minutes 22 seconds East 145.92 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475), thence run South 71 degrees 18 minutes 03 seconds West 127.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING The above described parcel being a portion of those lands as described in Official Records Book 22, page 196, Official Records Book 22, page 197, Official Records Book 37, page 477 and Official Records Book 66, page 764 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. 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Page 14B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 5373-0927 TWN Vs Arnett, Shawnda Case No. 12-203-CANotice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.:12-203-CACIRCUIT CIVILDIV 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff vs. SHAWNDAARNETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHAWNDA ARNETT; CITIFINANCIALEQUITYSERVICES, INC; and LONNIE WILLIAMS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LONNIE WILLIAMS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, given by SHAWNDA ARNETT, originally in favor of MERS as nominee for The CITGroup/Consumer Finance, Inc., dated September 19, 2003 and recorded on September 26, 2003, in Official Records Book 506, Page 269; as assigned to 21st Mortgage Corporation by Assignment of Mortgage recorded in Official Records Book 784, Page 19, all of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida, encumbering the following real property located in Wakulla County, Florida, to-wit: All that certain land situate, lying and being in Wakulla County, Florida, described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 101 of the Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County, Florida, which point is on the South boundary line of Lot 92 Hartsfield Survey; thence run South 72 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along said South boundary, 1183.28 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning, run North 17 degrees 45 minutes 29 seconds West, 330.18 feet to an iron rod with Cap #5518; thence South 72 degrees 57 minutes 25 seconds West, 132.47 feet to an iron rod with Cap #5516; thence South 17 degrees 50 minutes 23 seconds East 330.47 feet to a point lying on the aforesaid South boundary of Lot 92; thence run North 72 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, along said South boundary, a distance of 132.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT the following: Commence at the Northeast corner of that certain tract of land conveyed to Lonnie Williams and Mollie Taylor by John E. Beasley and Eva Crosby Beasley, his wife, dated March 21, 1967, and recorded on Page 398 of Official Records Book 15, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida; and thence run Southerly along the Easterly boundary of said tract of land, 89.00 feet; thence run West 100.00 feet to the East side of a road; thence run North along the East side of said graded road, 64.00 feet; thence run Easterly 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 1/4 of an acre, more or less, in Lot 92 of Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2003 Value Made mobile home with Identification/Serial Numbers: CO2840AGAand CO2840AGB. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYAK. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., 215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 510, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within thirty (30) days after the first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on August 21, 2012. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of Circuit Court, Wakulla County (seal) By:/s/Glenda Porter, as Deputy Clerk September 20 & 27, 2012 5371-0927 TWN Vs. Norman, James Case No. 12-CA-229 FC Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVILDIVISION CASE NO. 12-CA-229 FC, UCN: 652012CA000229XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JAMES E. NORMAN; PATRICIAA. HUNTER; et al,. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIAA. HUNTER; Last Known Address 154 MILLCREEK RD CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Wakulla County, Florida: LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCK AŽ MILLCREEK ESTATES, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTYFLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT& DIAZ, P.A.., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED ON September 7, 2012 (SEAL) Brent X. Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Becky Whaley, As Deputy Clerk September 20 & 27, 2012 1183-125876 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 5375-1004 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 12-88CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES CLARENCE LAUGHTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES CLARENCE LAUGHTON deceased, whose date of death was August 2, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for WAKULLA County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 27, 2012. Personal Representative: SARAH LAUGHTON 71 Surf Road Sopchoppy, Florida 32358 Attorney for Personal Representative: DAVID L. WHIGHAM, ESQUIRE Attorney for SARAH LAUGHTON Florida Bar Number: 0136832 WHIGHAM LAW GROUP, P.A. 307 South Boulevard, Suite B Tampa, FL33606 Telephone: (813)259-4440 Fax: (813)259-4441 E-Mail: dwhigham@whighamlaw.com September 27 & October 4, 2012 5384-1004 TWN vs. Weilacher, Dale File No. 2012-82-CP PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, File No. 2012-82-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF DALE LLOYD WEILACHER, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dale Lloyd Weilacher, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 5385-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 006 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that NU TAX 1 GPthe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 2525 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-121-351-11968-A05 THE RESORT ESTATES AT SHELLPOINT UNIT 2 BLOCK ALOT 5 OR 752 P576 Name in which assessed JOHN BOCCHINO said property being in the County of Wakulla, St ate of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18, 2012 5386-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 007 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that DONALD J SHEMWELLthe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1687 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-034-009-08538-000 WAKULLAGARDENS UNIT 2 BLOCK 8 LOT 26 OR 20 P682 OR 634 P327 Name in which assessed KURTD & SAMUELLELLIOTTJR AS JTRS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11, & 18, 2012 5387-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 008 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that DONALD J SHEMWELLthe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1414 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-024-000-06581-001 P-8-1-M-6 COMM AT THE NW COR OF THE E1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF LOT 24 RUN S 17%E 660 FT TO THE P.O.B OR 163 P719 Name in which assessed ERVIN ADONALDSON said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18, 2012 5388-1018TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 009 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that GENE OPHEIM the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1613 Year of Issuance 2005 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-085-121-11580-012 CASORAESTATES UI TRACT 12 OR 253 P619 OR 253 P624 Name in which assessed RONALD D & TINARENEE THOMAS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk 5389-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 010 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1096 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 08-6S-01W-283-04862-E01 MARINAVILLAGE OF PANACEAUNIT 2 BLK E LOT 1 & BOAT SLIPF OR 372 P888 OR 496 P637 Name in which assessed H. CLAYHARRIS & LINDAW HARRIS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18,2012 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 5376-1018 TWN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-320-DR St acey Kimble Jefferson Petitioner, and Benjamin Alexander Jefferson Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Benjamin Alexander Jefferson l/k/a 75 Northwood Lane, Crawfordville, FL32327 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on STACEYKIMBLE JEFFERSON whose address is 75 NORTHWOOD LANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, fl 32327 on or before October 26, 2012 and file with the orignal with the clerk of the Court at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida, 32327 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.September 27 and October 4, 11, & 18, 2012 Dissolution of Marriage Notices Dissolution of Marriage Notices Dissolution of Marriage Notices By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18, 2012 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 27, 2012. Personal Representative Denise Craft, 214 Main St., Tidioute, PA16351 Attorney for Personal Representative Deirdre A. Farrington, Attorney for Denise Craft Florida Bar Number: 488690, PO Box 392, Crawfordville, FL32326Telephone: (850)926-2700, Fax: (850)926-2741 E-Mail: deirdre@farrington-law.com Brain Teaser 1 14 17 20 24 34 39 43 47 55 61 65 68 2 35 56 3 36 57 4 25 27 50 5 21 40 62 66 69 18 37 48 6 15 28 41 44 58 7 29 63 8 22 30 59 9 26 45 51 10 38 42 49 67 70 23 46 64 11 16 19 31 52 60 12 32 53 13 33 54 ACROSS 1. Peace Corps counterpart 6. Mideast desert region 11. A thousand thou 14. Ticked off 15. Dean Martin's "That's __" 16. "You __ My Sunshine" 17. They're planted in beds 19. Animal house? 20. Singer DiFranco 21. Go bad 22. Lustrous fabrics 24. Felt in one's bones 26. __ Maria (coffeeflavored liqueur) 27. Classic Mae West line 34. Duke it out, in practice 37. Perjures oneself 38. D sharp equivalent 39. Having songlike quality 41. Grappler's surface 42. Bumped off 43. Fight site 44. Some sibs 46. Paquin or Magnani 47. Whal es the tar out of 50. O'Hare abbr. 51. Baseball yearbook listing 55. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 – Page 15B 1. MONEY: Who was the first president to appear on a U.S. coin? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What three states border on the state of Louisiana? 3. MUSIC: Which rock star had a hit song with Papa Dont PreachŽ? 4. GAMES: The properties in the U.S. version of MonopolyŽ are based on streets in which city? 5. TELEVISION: On what sketch comedy show did Jim Carrey make a name for himself in the 1990s? 6. LANGUAGE: What does the word torpidŽ mean? 7. MOVIES: Who were the three actors in Three Men and a Little LadyŽ? 8. BIBLE: What kind of wood was Noahs ark made of? 9. PHOBIAS: What fear is represented in the condition called glossophobiaŽ? 10. ENTERTAINERS: Who was Paul McCartneys first wife? 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. 3. Madonna 4. Atlantic City, N.J. 5. In Living ColorŽ 6. Sluggish 7. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson 8. Gopher wood (cypress) 9. Fear of public speaking 10. Linda Eastman YOUR AD HERE

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Page 16B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com -Janet By DAVID WHITE One of the hottest winemakers in France is Jerome Bressy, the proprietor of Domaine Gourt de Mautens the Southern Rhone village of Rasteau. Over the past decade, hes developed quite a reputation. American wine critic Robert Parker has called his winery sensational,Ž and Frances two leading wine commentators, Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, have said Bressy deserves recognition as one of the Rhones great winemakers. This past year, Bettane and Desseauve honored Bressy for producing both the Best WhiteŽ and the Best RosŽ in the Southern Rhone. But next year, thanks to a recent decision by French regulators, Bressy may “ nd it difficult to market his wines. The reason? In France, strict laws dictate winegrowing and winemaking … and Bressy violated the rules. Even though the basis for many of these rules make sense, Bressys tale helps explain why adventurous winemakers feel more welcome in America. French wine laws trace back to 1935. At the time, globalization threatened the dominance of French wines, so lawmakers created a system to guarantee both quality and geographic typicity. Some laws codi“ ed tradition … like what grapes could be grown where … and others detailed total minutiae, like vine density. Because of these laws, consumers know what to expect from French wine. Red Burgundy is Pinot Noir; white Burgundy is Chardonnay; Sancerre is Sauvignon Blanc; and so on. Jerome Bressys offenseŽ is hardly offensive. A student of history, Bressy has spent the last few years reintroducing traditional grapes to his vineyard. So today, about 23 percent of Bressys estate is planted with obscure grapes like Vaccarese, Counoise, Muscardin, which are interspersed with the more common Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah. By French law, these minor varieties can only comprise only 15 percent of a red wine labeled from Rasteau. So to label his wines as the market expects, Bressy has no choice but to rip up some of his vines or alter his blend. This despite the fact that his bottlings are historically accurate … and that Frances wine laws were designed, in part, to codify tradition. At worst, Bressy seems guilty of creative eccentricity.Ž Thats how VinConnect, a U.S. company that enables consumers to order wines directly from Gourt de Mautens, has described the winemaker. But hes hardly a revolutionary … Bressys transgression is rooted in respect for his vineyard and its history. In Napa Valley, a group of renegade winemakers is eschewing Cabernet Sauvignon in favor of intensely ” oral, crisp whites inspired by the wines of northeastern Italy. One label worth “ nding is Massican, whose owner, Dan Petroski, studied winemaking in Sicily. 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Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 117th Year, 37th Issue Thursday, September 27, 2012 Two Sections Two Sections75 Cents 75 Cents k h h h k l l h Published Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaPublic Notices .................................................................Page 3A The Opinion Page ...........................................................Page 4A Church.............................................................................Page 6A Obituaries .......................................................................Page 7A Community .....................................................................Page 8A School .............................................................................Page 9A Water Ways ...................................................................Page 10A Senior Citizens ..............................................................Page 12A Sheriffs Report................................................................Page 14A Sports ..............................................................................Page 1B Week in Wakulla ..............................................................Page 2B In the Huddle ...................................................................Page 5B Thinking Outside the Book ..............................................Page 8B Classi eds ......................................................................Page 12B Legal Notices .................................................................Page 12B Comics ...........................................................................Page 11BINDEX OBITUARIES Nancy Matheny-Evans Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin Arthur Henderson Cecil B. Henderson Kenneth L. Voland Dorothy Joyce Whisman Help shape the future of Tallahassee Community College in Wakulla CountyAnd register for a $500 scholarship drawing! GreatIdeas@TCC.fl.edu (850) 201-8632 We want to hear from you on whats important. Attend TCCs Town Hall Listening Session for a community discussion on how we can better serve area residents and partner with local businesses. Ribbon cutting and reception for our new facility to follow.October 10 | 6 p.m. | 2932 Crawfordville Highway By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netA quick search on 2-1-1 Big Bends website for health care facilities in Wakulla County brings up a short list. And those who can provide assistance to residents who are on a low income or living in poverty if even less. The state rate for health care providers is 23 family physicians per 100,000 people. Wakullas rate is 12 per 100,000, according to County Commissioner Dr. Lynn Artz who is also a member of the Wakulla Healthcare Task Force. The availability of dentists is even worse, she said. The state average is 63 per 100,000 people and Wakulla is around 13 per 100,000. Rural areas are typically underserved, Artz said. Its always tough. The task force identi ed three major needs in the county which included an urgent care facility, diagnostic and screening facility and more primary care providers. After 5 p.m., its basically our ambulance service, Artz said. The lack of assistance programs, as well as providers, insurance, ability to pay for services and transportation all effect the availability of healthcare for people in Wakulla County and especially those who are living at or below the federal poverty line. While there are a few facilities that offer help to those residents, the need is still great. There are more assistance programs in Tallahassee, but for many, the lack of transportation keeps them from getting the help they need. Transportation is always an issue, Artz said. Wakulla Transportation is available for a minimal cost to take people to the doctor and other important appointments. But if someone needs to go right away, that may not be available. Brenda Posey, manager of Wakulla Medical Center in Panacea, remembers one of their patients who had a severe migraine, but was unable to come to the doctor for two days because lack of transportation. Bless her heart, Posey said. This story is common, she said. A few facilities offer medical services on a sliding fee scale, such as the Wakulla Medical Center. This means patients pay a certain amount based on their income and the amount of people in their family. Wakulla Medical Center provides family primary care, pediatrics, well women exams, immunizations and school and sports physicals. It is a federally quali ed health center and receives 50 percent of its funding from federal funds and grants. It is a non-pro t that operates partially through this federally funding. They are a primary care provider and open to everyone. The Wakulla Medical Center had 2,242 patients in 2010. Out of these patients, 1,380 were uninsured, 374 were on Medicaid and 234 were on Medicare, Posey said. They offer a sliding fee scale based on income that ranges from $15 to $45 per visit. Even people who have insurance can apply. Some people who have insurance through their employer make minimum wage and can only afford the catastrophic insurance, which might have a deductible of $2,500, said Posey. These people are also able to apply for the sliding fee. Continued on Page 11AMedical services slim for low income JENNIFER JENSENThe Bond Community Health Center Mobile Unit visits the Apalachee Center in Crawfordville on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. POVERTY is is the third story in an ongoing series on poverty in Wakulla. In March, the lack of adequate, affordable housing was reported. In May, the problem of hunger was examined.Wakulla Springs celebrates 75 yearsBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netIt has been 75 years since Edward Ball built the Wakulla Springs Lodge in 1937. Although management has changed over the years, the lodge itself remains nearly the same, receiving just a few facelifts. The lodge still has its 1930s charm, complete with its Mediterranean Revival and art deco style and 27 rooms that are still absent a TV. To commemorate its long history and the 75th anniversary of the lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a National Natural Landmark, a rededication ceremony was held by the Florida Park Service and Cape Leisure Corporation on Sept. 25. Pete Scalco, park manager at Wakulla Springs State Park, said it was tting to recognize this landmark and noted the park service recently celebrated 75 years. These two have been in lock-step throughout history, Scalco said. County Commissioner Lynn Artz read a proclamation from the county recognizing Sept. 25, 2012, as Wakulla Springs Lodge Day. She read, The Lodge stands today largely as it did over seven decades ago providing a timeless glimpse into Floridas elegant past. Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione said Wakulla Springs is a destination. The destination is actually the beginning of a journey, he said. This journey is the start of people understanding the importance of preserving and protecting natural and cultural resources, he added. Cape Leisure Corporation Vice President Debbie Land was also in attendance and expressed the companys commitment to preserving the history and tradition of the lodge, while also improving and enhancing the guests experience. We have to walk that ne line, Land said. They have added wireless internet in the lobby at the hotel because of demand from guests, but said they will not be adding TVs in the guest rooms. Thats what Wakulla is, Land said. They have also added online booking for guests and will be updating the restaurants menu soon, she said. Other improvements include a spring and summer gift shop closer to the springs and near the restrooms outside and polishing all the marble oors and painting the guest rooms. Land said Ace Hardware in Crawfordville actually has a record of the paint that was used in the rooms so they will be able to use the same paint. Cape Leisure Corporation took over the operation of the lodge, restaurant and concessions in July 2011. The company entered into a 5-year agreement with the state, who still owns the property.Mighty Mullet Maritime Fest is cancelledBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThe Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival has been held in Panacea for the last six years, but this year, the event, which was scheduled for Oct. 27, has been cancelled. The decision to cancel the festival was made by the planning committee last week after several unforeseen circumstances occurred. The rst was the loss of Nancy Matheny on Wednesday, Sept. 19. She was the managing volunteer for the festivals fundraiser and chair of the Friends of the Big Bend Maritime Center. Continued on Page 15A PHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSENMARKING THE YEARS: Pete Scalco, Lynn Artz, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Donald Forgione, Debbie Land and Jeff True, above, cut the ribbon. The crowd at the ceremony, below right, WAR EAGLES STAY UNDEFEATEDSee Page 1B

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By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netKimball Thomas, candidate for superintendent of schools, has been the subject of negative leaks about his past. His opponent, Bobby Pearce, while denying responsibility for the information being made available to the public, said that running for elected of ce does involve having ones past scrutinized. There are two main claims: one, that Thomas was reprimanded for sexual harassment while working at Collier County Schools in 2006 and demoted; and that he faced a misdemeanor charge of passing a bad check in Leon County in 2002. The allegations have become widely circulated in the community. Over the past several weeks, The Wakulla News has received at least four copies of the 2006 memo. Some of those copies came from supporters of Bobby Pearce, who is also running for superintendent of schools; others came from people who said they were concerned about the allegations. One of those was local educator Donna Savary, who described herself in an interview as a supporter of Thomas who became disillusioned when she became aware of the issues. She sought to ask questions about the matters at the League of Women Voters forum for the superintendent candidates in August, but her questions were rejected as inappropriate. One of the organizers of the League forum, Hugh Taylor, then went before the county commission and in other venues to complain about the allegations about Thomas especially the criminal charge saying it was racially motivated. The Wakulla News was prompted by the public comments to write this news story. THOMAS RESPONSE In an interview with The Wakulla News on Monday, Thomas expressed surprise that the reprimand was unearthed from his personnel le and said it was his understanding of Colliers board policy that he should have been given notice that his le was being released so that he would have an opportunity to appeal items within it. He added that he had also been under the impression that the memo had been purged from his le. It was surprising to me because it was an internal issue that was handled internally, Thomas said. Thomas was hired in 2003 as executive director of federal and state grants for the Collier County School System when, in June 2006, he was reprimanded and demoted for alleged inappropriate comments to a female employee. He stressed in the interview that the alleged incident was after work hours and away from school. He was ordered to undergo an employee action plan, regarding avoiding sexual harassment in the workplace. In March 2008, Thomas submitted his letter of resignation to Collier schools, saying he had decided to pursue other career opportunities for the 2008-2009 school year and that he had enjoyed his nearly ve full years of service to the district. Thomas said his leaving Collier had absolutely nothing to do with the reprimand. The separation form for June 2008 includes notations under Reason(s) for Separation the code NR and states Non-renewal of contract. The NR code is scratched out and another code, TY, appears on the form, with the notation that it is from the director of non-instructional staf ng. The TY means non-renewal termination, not eligible to reapply for a job with the district, according to a note on the form. I turned in my resignation, Thomas said. To my knowledge, it went to the board. An email from the communications supervisor at Collier County Schools to The Wakulla News con- rmed Thomas hiring date, the letter of reprimand, his demotion and his nonrenewal of contract. Thomas left Collier County and went to work as an assistant professor at Gainesville State College in Gainesville, Ga. Of the bad check charge from 10 years ago, the court le has been purged from the Leon County Clerk of Courts, but the docket sheet shows an offense date of May 21, 2002, and a court appearance on Sept. 5, 2002, when he entered a plea of no contest before Leon County Judge Judith Hawkins for a misdemeanor charge of insuf cient funds for a check under $150. Adjudication was withheld, but 15 days of jail was ordered and suspended pending completion of probation with the condition of a financial class. The probation he received was non-reporting probation, meaning he did not have to report to a probation of cer, the lowest form of supervision. Early termination of probation was approved. Thomas had no comment on the check charge. Of the whole matter, Thomas said: I made up my mind when I began this campaign, I was not going to go negative I was not going to say anything negative about Bobby. The race and the campaign, Thomas said, should be about education issues and who is more quali ed to lead the district. PEARCE RESPONSE In an interview on Tuesday morning, Pearce denied that his camp was involved in the release of the information, but said the public scrutiny comes with running for of ce. When I was preparing to run for office, I knew there were certain pitfalls of running youre basically living in a glass house, Pearce said, and you have to be prepared to be scrutinized. Asked about whether he felt his supporters were involved in the release of the information, Pearce said: Im not making the decision of whether or not it comes out. Im detached from the release of it. Later in the interview, he added, I cant control what people in the community do... We havent initiated anything in our camp. Pearce said that he encourage(s) people to research me and look into his background. Make sure that I am who I say I am. Whats been raised about Pearce has dealt with his appointment to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Administration. He had been serving in the role for months prior, but with the title of principal on special assignment. With the approach of Tropical Storm Debby in late June, and with Superintendent David Miller out of town, Pearce recorded a robo-call that went out to students and school personnel that school was cancelled. He identi ed himself as Assistant Superintendent Bobby Pearce, and while he had been approved by the school board, the actual appointment didnt become effective until July 1. Questions were raised about whether Pearce was seeking an unfair campaign advantage in making the robo-call. And Hugh Taylor made a mocking video that was posted on YouTube of Assistant Superintendent Man that included an endorsement of Thomas. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 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. The Wakulla NewsLook Us Up Online for News, Sports, & Special Events.www.thewakullanews.comAlso check out your Community Calendar The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on October 15, 2012 at 5:00 p.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 Ofce at (850) 9260919 or TDD (850) 926-1201.SEPTEMBER 27, 2012NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of Sopchoppy SEPTEMBER 20, 27, 2012 SPECIAL WORKSHOPTHE CITY OF SOPCHOPPY WILL BE HOLDING A SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012, 6:30 P.M. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING IS TO GET COMMUNITY INPUT ON A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE A SALARY OR STIPEND TO MEMBERS OF THE SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION.The Council welcomes any input on this issue and urges you to attend. For further information please call the clerks ofce at 962-4611. PUBLIC NOTICE The City of St. Marks located at 788 Port Leon Drive, 9 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 925-6224. Interested parties may inspect ordinance at 788 Port Leon Drive and be heard at the meeting. Persons needing special access considerations should call the City Ofce at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 925-6224. The millage rate has remained the same at 5.0327 for the scal years ending September 30, 2011, September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2013. The current year rolled-back rate for the scal year ending September 30, 2013 was 4.8976 which is 2.76% lower than the operating millage rate.SEPTEMBER 27, 2012NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF ST. MARKS: NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASESEPTEMBER 27, 2012THE PREVIOUS NOTICE PLACED BY THE CITY OF ST. MARKS HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW, NECESSITATING THIS SECOND NOTICE.The City of St. Marks has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A.Initially proposed tax levy ................................................. $140,043 B.Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes ......................................... $(2,402) C.Actual property tax levy .................................................... $142,445 This years proposed tax levy .............................................$147,121All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: October 1, 2012 5:30pm at 788 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, Florida 32355A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. MARKS ARE 1% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES. GENERAL UTILITY TOTAL ALL FUND FUND FUNDS Millage Rate Per $1,000 5.0327 Current Year Rolled Back Rate Pe r $1,000 4.8976 ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Ad Valorem Tax 140,000 140,000 Franchise Fees 25,800 25,800 Utility Tax 28,800 28,800 Communications Service Tax 11,000 11,000 Licenses & Permits 3,000 3,000 Intergovernmental Revenue 35,640 35,640 Charges for Services 37,760 320,000 357,760 Grant Revenue 610,000 610,000 TOTA L REVENUES 892,000 320,000 1,212,000 Carried Forward Balances 235,395 3,626,481 3,861,876 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 1,127,395 3,946,481 5,073,876 EXPENDITURES: General Government Services 258 ,220 258,220 Physical Environment 1,680 1,680 Transportation Culture/Recreation 19,000 19,000 Other Nonoperating 3,100 3,100 Water/Sewer/Garbage Exp enditures 320,000 320,000 Grant Expenditures 610,000 610,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 892,000 320,000 1,212,000 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 235,395 3,626,481 3,861,876 TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND BALAN CES 1,127,395 3,946,481 5,073,876 The tentative, adopted and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record. SEPTEMBER 27, 2012CITY OF ST. MARKS

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Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comreaders speak out The Opinion Page The 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.Editor: William Snowden ............................................editor@thewakullanews.net Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ..........................................jjensen@thewakullanews.net Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................lkinsey@thewakullanews.net Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................denise@thewakullanews.net Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ............advertising@thewakullanews.net NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online: Suspicious phone calls reported Flood maps criticized Nancy Matheny-Evans obituary Cecil B. Henderson obituary Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin obituary Sheriffs Report for Sept. 20, 2012 Kenneth L. Voland obituary Dorothy Joyce Whisman obituary thewakullanews.com Follow us onLetters 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 authors 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. Editor, The News: I am writing to provide a thank you to a young man employed by our local Wal-mart store, Logan Wisecup. On Friday, Sept. 14, I ran to Wal-Mart to pick up a few items needed for dinner. Because I was only going to run in a grab a few grocery items, I only took my clutch bag that contained approximately $150 to $200 and no identi cation into the store. I did my shopping, paid and went home to prepare dinner. Saturday morning, I realized I did not have my clutch and panic set in as I felt I must have left it at Wal-Mart. I thought the likelihood of my clutch being turned in to Customer Service was probably very slim and that it would be even more unlikely that any cash would be recovered. Still, I had hope and decided to check with Customer Service. I was so happy to nd that Wisecup had found my clutch and turned it in to Customer Service with all my cash still inside! Logans honest and trustworthy character was very evident in his actions. Logan did not hesitate to do the right thing and I am truly grateful. Mary Wood Crawfordville Editor, The News: The League of Women Voters of Wakullas second forum moderated by The Florida Current reporter James Call will be held Thursday, Sept. 27. It will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited. Our forum will consist of: The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners District 1 portion of the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners District 3 portion of the forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners District 5 portion of the forum will begin at 8:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for Wakulla citizens to meet the candidates and hear their positions on various topics. This is the second of three forums the League of Woman Voter of Wakulla will be sponsoring. We hope this letter will serve to encourage Wakullans to attend. The League of Women voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of all citizens in the political process. We encourage all citizens to vote and vote early! Mary Cortese President, LWV, Wakulla Editor, The News: Members of the Friends of the Big Bend Maritime Center and Board of Directors of Florida Foresight are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of their dear friend and colleague, Nancy Matheny. Her leadership, positive spirit and can do manner will be deeply missed. Respectfully, Ivanhoe Carroll, Russell Daws, Diane Delaney, Andrea Ellinor, Paul Johnson, Maurice Langston, Don Lesh, Bill Lowrie, Rhonda Lundy, Nelson Martin, Roger Pinholster, Pam Portwood, KC Smith, Larry Tucker, and Susan Payne Turner.We will miss Nancy Matheny Do we really need a community center? ank you to Logan Wisecup of Wal-Mart Leagues second forum is ursday Vote No on deceptive Amendment 8 Nancy Matheny in 2010.Preliminary ood maps show updated ood risks in WakullaBy BRAD LOARof FEMAAs you may have seen in recent news stories, preliminary flood insurance rate maps were delivered to some communities in northwest Florida, including Wakulla County. (Flood maps criticized, front page of The Wakulla News, Sept. 20.) Because these stories have raised questions as to what this means for residents and property owners, we want to help you understand the purpose of these maps and how they might affect you. The ultimate goal is to protect property owners and communities by showing the extent to which areas are at risk of ooding. Flood maps are being updated for communities all across the country, and its a collaborative effort. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with state and local partners, such as the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD), throughout the mapping process. FEMA and NWFWMD have been working in partnership with county and municipal governments to update maps in northwest Florida. Flood risks change over time due to construction, development, environmental changes, floodplain widening or shifting and other natural or manmade factors. These changes can send water owing in new directions, creating flood risks that didnt exist previously which is why ood maps must be updated periodically. Updated maps are also more precise than older maps because the latest science available is used when gathering ood hazard and risk data. The best available data from FEMA, NWFWMD and Wakulla County, including existing letters of map change, where applicable, have been incorporated into the countys preliminary maps to help give residents and property owners the most accurate picture of their ood risk. To see the preliminary maps, visit www.nwfwmd. state. .us and click on the flood information portal, or contact your local oodplain managers of ce. The preliminary maps for Wakulla County arent nal yet. We expect them to become effective for ood insurance rating purposes in about a year, and that timeline includes a public comment and appeal period. By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require ood insurance on properties that are located in areas at high risk of flooding. Before these maps become effective, residents and property owners may have options to purchase ood insurance at a reduced rate. We encourage people who are newly mapped into a high-risk ood zone on the preliminary maps to talk with an insurance agent now to nd out what options are available to them. In fact, we encourage everyone to consider ood insurance, regardless of their ood zone. Even people living outside of high-risk areas can experience ooding, which is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S. Standard homeowners, business owners, and renters insurance doesnt cover flood damage, so flood insurance offers nancial protection from a disaster which affects far too many communities each year. We know that additional expenses can be dif cult, but similar to insurance that we purchase to protect ourselves if something were to happen to our cars or our health, ood insurance is designed to protect us from the costly expenses from a ood. For more information about flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, a voluntary program administered by FEMA, visit www. oodsmart.gov. For more information about ood risks in your community, contact your local oodplain manager.Brad Loar is Mitigation Division Director with FEMAs Southeast Regional Of ce. Editor, The News: For the last several years there has been a great debate in Wakulla County about the need and functions of a Wakulla County Community Center. Why did we purchase this property? Who will operate it? What programs will we have? How much will it cost to join? Where will the Board of County Commissioners nd the money to maintain and operate it? Do we really want a swimming pool there for the people of Wakulla County? Who will pay $1 millionplus for the pool and where will the money come from to operate and maintain it? The Wakulla BOCC has conducted workshops to discuss all these questions. Surveys have been sent out and returned and analyzed on what youth programs to offer. Recent discussions have also addressed the possibility of the School Board busing students to the Community Center after school. Recently, Commissioner Jerry Moore had the gall to suggest that the functions and funding for the Community Center be given to the Extension Office and that they take over the whole function, expand their current facilities and then the county could use the current Community Center property to house other Wakulla County Government activities. Poor Jerry was almost run out of the county. He should have been thanked for looking for alternate solutions to this issue. Lets take a second, take a deep breath and really look at the activities we want with a Community Center. First, we want a place where the youth of Wakulla County can go to and participate in activities. We would like this center to be open in the evenings, during holidays and the summer. It would also be available for adults to use for evening sporting activities. Second, we would like an opportunity for our adults to go to play in basketball, soccer and volleyball leagues. I think we already have all of these facilities located in various parts of Wakulla County. These facilities are our public schools. The School Board does an excellent job of operating and maintaining the gyms and playing fields for all the schools. Why not take advantage of their expertise and have them run the Wakulla County Recreation program? For many years, we lived in Virginia where our youngest daughter grew up and played many sports. I coached basketball and soccer. We always held our practices and games at the local county schools. The schools were available on weekdays and weekends for these types of programs for the youth. Adults were able to establish leagues for basketball, volleyball, soccer and other activities. During the summer we used the school grounds for practice and games. WHY CANT THIS HAPPEN IN WAKULLA COUNTY? I think we are missing a great opportunity by not making these facilities available to intramural youth and adult activities like those I have described above. I hereby recommend that the BOCC enter into negotiations with the School Board to transfer the Recreation Department from the county government to the School Board. The county could retain and operate and maintain the parks of Wakulla County. This transfer would then take advantage of both the expertise of the School Board employees who already operate a very successful athletic program for our youth. The school facilities would also be put to better use by opening them up for after school hours for both the youth and adults. With the support of the BOCC, they might eventually be able to build a swimming pool and nally have a swimming team for the students of Wakulla County. I think this would be a win-win solution and allow the School Board to do what they do best take care of our youth. This would also allow the BOCC to worry about governing and not have to gure a way to take care of our children. Since I have gone this far, I would even dare suggest that we sell the current buildings where the commissioners meet, the administrative building and the building housing the supervisor of elections and the property appraiser. We could even include the building where the Tax Collector resides. These are all valuable commercial locations. What next? Well, we would then move all of the above offices to the new Government Center where the current Community Center is located. This would place all Wakulla County government of ces in a central location with plenty of parking for the public. We could even include walking trails and a playground. I welcome a discussion on this radical proposal. Ron Piasecki Ron_piasecki@comcast.net Editor, The News: These days citizens are hardly surprised when politicians try to hide bad ideas behind good names. For example, the Student Success Act was the of cial title of the disastrous Senate Bill 736. On Nov. 6, Florida voters will be asked to vote on Amendment 8, deceptively titled the Religious Freedom Amendment. But Amendment 8 isnt about religious freedom at all. It is about taxpayer funding for religion. Amendment 8 says that the government cannot deny tax dollars to any group or sect claiming to be a religious organization. This amendment could rob revenue from our public schools at a time when state funding has already been slashed. Even though the word voucher does not appear in the text, Amendment 8 would help clear the way for millions in taxpayer funded vouchers to be given to students already attending private religious schools. Vote NO on Amendment 8. Urge friends, family and coworkers to read the amendments before voting on them. Remind them: when in doubt, throw it out vote no! Missy Rudd mbrudd@att.net

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 5Areaders speak out More OpinionsEditor, The News: I am writing this letter to describe the character of Mr. Ralph Thomas, candidate for Wakulla County Commissioner, and to state my opinion of how I feel he will serve the citizens of Wakulla County if elected. I met Mr. Thomas while looking for a mortgage broker. He came highly recommended by my realtor and by the staff at the Leon County First Time Home Buyers Association course. For my rst attempt at buying a home I wanted to try an auction listed home. After doing my research I quickly realized I was in over my head. I called Mr. Thomas slightly frantic the day before the auction. He quickly worked with me to secure a pre-approval letter and actually met me at the auction site to provide moral support and nancial guidance. I was unsuccessful in this purchase and wanted to try again. For my second attempt I wanted to try and buy a short sale home to get a better price on property. Again, Mr. Thomas worked with me to determine what loan type would be best suited to my income level as well as ways to raise my credit score quickly to qualify for a xed, low interest government loan. Not only did Mr. Thomas show me ways to raise my score, he actually took the time to teach me how to prepare a budget and learn responsible ways of managing and spending my money to help me save for the future. With his help my score was raised and I was quali- ed. My offer was accepted and I was on my way to buying my rst home. I ran into several problems with the contractors who were working on my house and was once again in over my head. He took it upon himself to act as the mediator between the selling bank, my Realtor and the contractors to settle the disputes that were occurring. I was in danger of losing the home again after the contractors failed to meet their time constraints placed on them by the sellers. Mr. Thomas actually ended up working on the weekends using his own personal time to monitor the progress of the contractors as well as having his staff scramble to have me approved by the loan underwriter before my contract with the bank expired. After nally closing on my home, six months later, Mr. Thomas still continues to advise me on several aspects of my life. When asked, he provides me with information and options on saving, budgeting, life and health insurance, valuable ways to become debt free and well as people to meet and places to go to enjoy both Wakulla and Leon Counties. It is my opinion that Mr. Thomas really cares about the people he meets whether they are his clients or not. He wants to find more efficient ways to utilize the money that is already budgeted for the county instead of increasing taxes in times of nancial hardships. Mr. Thomas genuinely cares for Wakulla County and the surrounding areas and the citizens who live and work here. He is an active member of his community and church and reaches out to people who ask for assistance. He seems to want to give a hand up and not a hand out by actually teaching and explaining options to people. He is one of the few people I have met in my life where his word is truth and a hand shake still means something. He is an intelligent, caring and compassionate family and community oriented man. I consider myself not only lucky to have met him, but smarter and more prepared to excel as a valuable member of the community. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter in its entirety. I hope it had shed some light on the person I have come to know and respect, who will hopefully be elected as Wakulla County Commissioner. Sincerely, Rebecca Shelton Tallahassee Editor, The News: Last week, the Letter to the Editor entitled More speci cs needed from candidate basically attacked a past commissioner by stating Dr. Howard Kessler could have passed almost any issue with George Green and Lynn Artz on the commission, if he wanted to. I guess Danzey was not fond of those commissioners. He also af rms that Dr Kessler is only one vote. That leaves the other four commissioners attempting to satisfy their own constituents. In the three columns of verbiage, Danzeys point in writing seems to boil down to two questions: What did Kessler do when in of ce and what does he think he can do in the next commission? Two main points were mentioned, the recent, very unpopular public utility taxes and the resignation of the prior county administrator. Thinking through the Public Service Tax, it can be argued that the budget de cit was supposed to be resolved over a 10-year period. Instead, it appears that overcoming the de cit will be accomplished in less than ve. If that is the case, and if the public service tax can reduce the de cit so quickly, why should that tax be so high? Or, for that matter, continued. Trading the Public Service Tax by reducing the property tax only bene ts those large landowners who own the county. The PST provides a broader tax base but injures those less fortunate. While on the surface it seems fair, this is indeed unequal treatment imposed by our county government. I would remind the writer of the article that it was certainly not Dr. Kessler who rid the county of the past administrator. It was instead a group of citizens through combined effort that brought about the resignation of the administrator. I might add, the resignation came about through the encouragement of the Board to, please, le with the State Ethics Commission any suspicion of violations and resolve the issue. That is what happened, and he left with three months of pay instead of the nine months being mentioned by Stewart. As to understanding the budget, I think I could challenge any of our sitting commissioners or past commissioners to be able to explain the budget as well as Dr. Kessler, who worked as a full time commissioner and studied the issues thoroughly. It has been obvious in recent commission meetings that some commissioners havent the slightest idea of the balance between revenues and expenditures. George Harrison Crawfordville Editor, The News: If you need more specifics about spending cuts and efficiency improvements from Howard Kessler or any other candidates perhaps I can help. First, vote out all incumbent commissioners. Second, terminate Tim Barden immediately. He never should have remained on the payroll after a new administrator was hired. Third, terminate the contract with Pam Portw ood. Her base pay is $35 per hour plus bene ts. She gets a piece of the action when the county receives a TDC grant, we supply her with a $1,500 computer, a $300 phone (and pay the fees), cover her of ce supplies and travel and shes only obligated to give us 30 hours a week! How do I get a job like that! What hold do these two people have over our current commissioners? Finally, sell the huge white elephant on the corner of Trice Lane and Shadeville Highway. It will continue to cost county taxpayers for the next 50 years. It will never make money and as a community center will be used very little. I keep hearing about putting in a swimming pool who will use it? The kids in the county have no trouble finding places to swim with our many rivers and beaches. More importantly, a private owner of that property would pay property taxes and bring money in! Wouldnt that be nice for a change. When you vote remember who created the situation were in. Change will be good. F.J.Young Crawfordville Editor, The News: Emily Smith is my choice for the County Commission District 5 seat. Having served as an alternate planning commissioner for the past four years, I have had an opportunity to observe our county government, particularly its planning and zoning decision-making process, up close. I have become more informed about the many issues that confront our county. As Wakulla County grows, the tasks of its commissioners become more complex. I am convinced that the best decisions for our county are made by planning commissioners and county commissioners who do their homework, consider all points of view, carefully weigh the pros versus the cons and make decisions that are in the best, long-term interest of all. Emily is a caring, careful and thoughtful person who will listen to your concerns and perspectives. With Emily Smith as your commissioner, your input will be sought, valued, and carefully considered. When making decisions that affect you, Emily will research options, carefully compare alternatives, make wise and fair decisions, and will communicate effectively with citizens. With Emily Smith as your commissioner, you will know that complex decisions are being made with the greatest of care. Please vote for Emily Smith in November. Judith Harriss Sopchoppy Editor, The News: As election day nears, wed like to ask Wakulla County voters to closely examine each candidates quali cations and consider voting for the individuals that are best quali ed for the job they are seeking. Each of our candidates for county commissioner appear to be honest and upstanding Wakulla County citizens but some stand above others in experience. To us, one particular candidate, John Shuff, stands out as having vast experience in leadership, research, planning, budgeting and working with citizens, county of cials and state representatives. Johns experience began when he was just a teenager, an Eagle Scout and Regional Vice-Chief of the Order of the Arrow for Florida, an honorary organization of the Boy Scouts. John was chosen to be president of his fraternity when he was a senior at FSU. In 1976, he began a contracting career that continued until January, 2012 when he retired from his successful construction business. Johns last construction project was a $9.5 million rebuild of the Eastside Psychiatric Hospital in Tallahassee. In 2000, John became a member of the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and also served as President. Among his work on the board was the renovation of the old Wakulla County Courthouse, which required obtaining grants and working through many challenges. John served on the Landscape Ordinance Writing Committee and chaired the Wakulla County Infrastructure Committee where he became aware of the many development challenges Wakulla County faces. For eight years, John served as chairman of the Wakulla County Construction Licensing and Appeals Board. During that time he suggested a change to the county licensing ordinance requiring all new contractors to be state licensed instead of having county licenses. This upgraded Wakullas licensing requirements and prevented Wakulla County from needing to be involved in lawsuits between contractors and their clients. John is a conservative Democrat and does not support any additional changes to Wakulla Countys tax structure under the current economic conditions, unless done by voter initiative. A direct quote from John: We have lowered property tax millage, added a public utilities tax, and a garbage tax. We need to allow the dust to settle on these changes and see if they create any unanticipated consequences or opportunities. Unanticipated consequences are a reality and we believe one strength John will bring to the board is a commitment to research all options and listen to Wakulla County citizens in attempt to avoid unanticipated consequences and unrest as much as possible. He is not one to shoot from the hip or be in uenced by the loudest voice. He does his homework and listens more than he talks. Opportunities are what John looks for. How can we do the best with what we have? How do we make the best scal decisions for Wakulla County citizens and businesses? We believe these are questions John will live by and although some decisions will not make everyone happy, we believe he will have facts to back up his recommendations and votes. We have come to this belief by asking John lots of questions and hearing his educated responses. We have not always agreed with John (at least not at rst) but after hearing the facts, we certainly understand and agree with his positions. We believe Johns experience, dedication, hard work and ability to work as many hours as needed sets him apart from the other candidates. John has shown great concern, respect and willingness to listen to the residents of our community which has gained him respect from many citizens and government of cials. John has our vote and we hope you will seriously consider him as your selection, too. John wants to hear from you. Please visit his website at www.shuffforwakulla. com and his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JohnShuff. John can be reached through email at John@ shuffforwakulla.com. Janice & Mike Eakin Crawfordville Editor, the News: Many years ago this retired elementary teacher substituted an entire week in a Wakulla classroom for a young man whose child was seriously ill in the hospital. The lesson plans were well conceived, complete and easy to follow. The students were well behaved and eager to learn. A few weeks later, the teacher stopped me in the hall and complimented me, saying his s tudents had not suffered because of his absence. Of course, it was because of his preparedness and ef ciency that their education was allowed to continue uninterrupted. Ive followed that mans educational career since then and am wholeheartedly supporting Dr. Kimball Thomas for superintendent of Wakulla County Schools. Marcia Bjerregaard Crawfordville Editor, The News: As a retired FBI special agent supervisor, and a resident of Wakulla County, I have a keen interest in who the citizens of Wakulla County choose as our sheriff in the upcoming election. Of obvious importance are a candidates law enforcement background, his managerial skills and the care with which he has managed his personal life. Major Maurice Langston grades highly in all three categories. The last 16 years of my career with the FBI were spent as supervisor of the Tallahassee office of the FBI, and for a period of years, the entire Panhandle of Florida. Ive had occasion to observe local and state law enforcement leaders in many venues, and in fact, have been in a position to observe Major Langston for the last 27 years of his 30 year career with the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce. A career with a sheriffs of ce provides one with a working knowledge of the full spectrum of criminal laws in the State of Florida, and as a result of joint investigations, many Federal criminal laws. Major Langston has valuable experience, not only in personally working with these laws, but also, in his capacity as Manager of Law Enforcement Operations, overseeing the efforts of others conducting investigations. In the past Major Langston has served as Administrator of the county jail, said efforts being partially responsible for the return of $3 million a year to the county coffers. His integral involvement, and familiarity with the budget process, is crucial to ef ciently managing the nite resources of the Sheriffs Office to effectively cover a large geographical territory. As public information of cer, Major Langston has developed invaluable skills in dealing with the public and the press. He is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy, a several month intensive FBI training course designed for local and state law enforcement of cers in management positions, or with managerial promise. Lastly, I have always known Major Langston to be a man of solid character who values walking the walk over talking the talk. He is the man for the job! Byron Price Special Agent Supervisor FBI, Retired Editor, The News: I would like to thank Commissioner Mike Stewart for his assistance with the Wakulla County Youth Fair Association Swine Show. His support and commitment to continuing our signature historical event in this county is greatly appreciated. I was impressed with both the speed at which he responded to my request for help and his enthusiasm in joining with myself and others to nd a solution to our dilemma. Mike Stewart works for the people of this county and I am proud to know that he is there when we need him. PJ Piland CrawfordvilleQuestions about the speci cs needed Emily Smith is caring, thoughtful person John Shu looks for opportunities Supporting Kimball omas for o ce FBI agent endorses Maurice LangstonMORE READERS WRITE:Heres some speci c spending cuts ank you, Commissioner Mike Stewart Ralph omas is a good man

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Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Churchreligious views and events Medart 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 CookseyCome & Worship With Us926-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. Worship 10:00 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.1584 Old Woodville Rd. Wakulla Station 421-5741 Pastor Susie Horner 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 ChurchPastor Mike Shockley 926-7209 Ochlockonee & Arran Road Come Grow With Us www.crawfordville-umc.orgSunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.Schedule of Services SUNDAY: Refreshments Sunday School Worship Prayer WEDNESDAY: Supper Pioneer Club: Youth and Adult Classes 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchPentecostal 962-9000 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 16:16Youve Got Bible Questions? Weve Got Bible Answers 1st 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 available please call for details, 96213 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.org Were Here to Share the Journey... Church Briefs Shady Sea to hold Homecoming service and sh fry Pastor Patrick McArthur and the members of Shady Sea Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to join them on Sunday, Sept. 30, for their homecoming service and sh fry on the grounds. They will be celebrating 67 years of gospel ministry here in Wakulla County. Their guest speaker will be Doyle Bell of Fellowship Baptist in Tallahassee. Come join in celebrating what God is doing in the county. Open mic gospel sing set at Pioneer Baptist ChurchPioneer Baptist Church will host a community-wide Open Microphone Gospel Sing on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Anyone who enjoys singing or playing gospel music is invited to participate. Others who enjoy listening are encouraged to attend and have a blessed night of worship through music. There is no charge for the concert. Pioneer Baptist Church address is 486 Beechwood Drive. The church is located four miles east of Crawfordville, just north of the Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Road and the Spring Creek Highway intersection. Please call Pastor Dennis Hall at 8785224 for more information. They hope to see you. Rocky Mount Church of Christ to host banquet Rocky Mount Church of Christ will be honoring Pastor Derrick Nelson and rst lady Gloria Nelson with a Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Shriners club at 7 p.m. The Seineyard will cater for that night. Also, we will wrap up the Pastors appreciation celebration on Sunday, Oct. 7, with Elder Irvin Donaldson and Zion Hill church of Sopchoppy rendering service that morning at 11 a.m. and Elder Willie Lee Manning and Spring Hill Church of Tallahassee rendering service at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served in between services. Everyone is invited to attend. Big Bend Hospice to host Bereavement Conference Big Bend Hospice will hold its eighth annual Bereavement Conference on Friday, Sept. 28, at Tallahassee Community College. The event is billed as Tapestries: Stories of Love, Loss and Hope. To register, go to bigbendhospice.org and click on the link. For more information, contact Lisa Baggett at (850) 878-5310 or email lisa@ bigbendhospice.org. By ETHEL M. SKIPPER I encourage everyone to vote on Nov. 6. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be early voting, or you can vote absentee and mail in your vote. The books to register to vote close on Oct. 9. It is very important that everyone vote. If you are not sure you can vote, go register at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce and you will know for sure. In the past, I told was told people wrote their name on a paper and dropped it in a box for voting. Those who couldnt write their name, someone wrote it for them. Back in the 70s, I started working at the voting poll in Sopchoppy. Some people had a list of names given to them to vote for. There was free transportation for those with the papers, and they all got $5. As a citizen of the United States, everyone has the right to vote for who they like. I encourage everyone to register and vote. We wish a happy birthday to Roosevelt Ross on Nov. 1. He will celebrate 73 years. Family members and friends gathered last Tuesday with praise and fellowship to worship with Sister Willie Mae Steven to her water baptism. She is saved and lled with the Holy Spirit and working in her blessing. Eva Johnson wishes a happy birthday to Deacon Raymond Plummer, Ethel Brannen, Rickie Williams, Camena Williams and Cassidy Williams, all in November. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe gospel group Fortress will appear in concert at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Medart on Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Fortress Ministries is based in Hosford. The church is located at 165 Friendship Church Road in Medart. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.Fortress to performRegister to vote and voteSchedule set for first week of local Prayer WalkBuckhorn NewsBy CYNTHIA WEBSTER Those of us who call Wakulla County home are about to begin a wonderful 40day spiritual journey. Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. is the rst step of the Footsteps for Faith and Freedom Prayer Walk for National Healing. People from all denominations are invited to come as often as possible to Azalea Park Monday through Saturday to participate in collective prayer and a short walk with others. Each walk will last approximately one hour and will start and end in prayer led by a member of the Wakulla Clergy. America is facing dif cult times, our government is being called on to make decisions that will have serious repercussions for generations to come and our country stands divided on many issues. More than ever before we need to seek Gods Grace and His Mercy. Collective voice lifted in praise and prayer are essential and your voice is important. For the days between Sept. 27 and Wed. Oct. 3rd we will be lead daily in prayer by: Day 1, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 to 8 p.m., Father John Spicer, Christ Church Anglican; Day 2, Friday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 110 a.m., Pastor Maurice Langston, The Cowboy Church; Day 3, Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Youth Pastor Nick Reed, Crawfordville United Methodist Church; Day 4, Sunday, Sept. 30, church services; Day 5, Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pastor Dennis Hall, Pioneer Baptist Church; Day 6, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pastor David Fell, First Baptist Church of Crawfordville; Day 7, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Elder Marva Preston, Miracle Deliverance Center 2. Those who are unable to walk are encouraged to bring a chair and sit and pray with other Christians. For those who would very much like to be a part of the Prayer Walk but are unable to leave home you are encouraged to email: Footstepsforfaithnfreedom@gmail. com. We will record you as being part of the prayer walk and you will be sent a Prayer Walk pamphlet that can be used to record daily prayers. We will also keep you updated as to the scriptures used by Clergy at each walk.

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Kenneth L. Voland, 79, passed away Sept. 21. He was born In Nashville, Ind., to Lloyd and Olive Voland on Nov. 1, 1933. He graduated in 1956 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting. He married Sarah L. Weddle on July 12, 1953. Together, they have three children: Bruce (Clara) of Grapevine, Texas, Doug (Jenny) of Woodstock, Ga., and Suzanne (Mike) Tonkinson of Jacksonville; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 and served his country, including internationally in Toul, France. Kens executive nance experience was extensive. His various corporate positions took him to seven states and four countries. For many years he was listed in Whos Who in America. He was active treasurer for Seafarer Chapel in Shell Point. His hobbies included ying gliders, shing, sailing, gol ng and building things for his grandchildren. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in his memory to Seafarer Chapel, 25 Connie Drive, Crawfordville FL 32327. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire Department in Shell Point. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 7AObituaries Nancy Matheny-Evans Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin Arthur Henderson Cecil B. Henderson Kenneth L. Voland Dorothy Joyce WhismanNancy Matheny-Evans, 64, of Medart, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at her home of natural causes. She was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Col. Charles W. Matheny Jr. and Jeanne Felkel Matheny, where Charles was the first to pilot a combat helicopter for the U.S. Army in Korea, civil engineer and assistant director for the City of Tampas Department of Public Works and Jeanne was an artist, advocate of the arts, art teacher and lecturer. She was the paternal granddaughter of Charles W. Matheny Sr. and Virginia Yates Matheny of Sarasota, where Charles owned a dredging company and served on the Sarasota County School Board. She was the maternal granddaughter of Herbert Felkel and Myrtie Warren Felkel of St. Augustine, where Herbert was the editor of The St. Augustine Record and Myrtie ran a private school. She was the greatgranddaughter of Henry Noel Felkel, the rst principal of Leon High School, the superintendent of schools for Leon County and the superintendent of the Florida State School for the Deaf and the Blind. Nancy has been a longtime resident of Wakulla County since moving here from Tampa in 1966. She was a graduate of Florida State University in 1970 and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma womens fraternity. She was an art education teacher at Trinity Catholic School, a teacher assistant in the special education program at Wakulla High School and technology education teacher at Ribault Middle School and Swift Creek Middle School. She nished her career in education as a program specialist IV for the Division of Workforce Development at the Florida Department of Education. She also was a small business owner. From 1977 to 1986, she owned and managed the Crafty Cracker in Panacea and in 2009 reestablished Two Blondes Liquor and Gifts in Panacea. She was an active member of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Board of Directors. She was active in the Episcopal Church and did volunteer work throughout her lifetime, some of which included serving as chairperson of the Panacea Maritime Museum, PTO president, Girl Scout troop leader and developed and directed after school programs for the school system and her church. Survivors include her husband, David Evans; three daughters, Ashley Evans, Virginia Evans and Maura Evans; two grandchildren, Ethan and Lila Brewer; a sister, Ann Baird of Annapolis, Md.; and a brother, Charles Charlie Matheny III of Zolfo Springs. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 110 NE 1st Street in Carrabelle. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Post Of- ce Box 546, Carrabelle FL 32322. Bevis Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville is in charge of the arrangements. www.bevisfh.com.Nancy Matheny-Evans Kenneth L. VolandArthur Henderson, 93, of Marianna, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, in Marianna. He was born in Decatur County, Ga., but was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Henderson; brothers, Otway Henderson and Lloyd Henderson; sisters, Della Exum and Lucille Pittman. Survivors include a son, Ronald Henderson (Lynda) of Blountstown; four daughters, Jeanne Harris (Drexal) of Tallahassee, Pamela Hamm (Michael) of Quincy, Ginger Kelly (James) of Cairo, Ga., and Sandy Medlock (Donnie) of Niceville; three brothers, John Henderson of Tallahassee, Jack Henderson (Ann) of Crawfordville, Jim Henderson (Carol) of Maitland; sister, Barbara Scott (Avery) of Virginia; grandchildren, Ray Henderson of Blountstown, Matthew Eldridge of Quincy, Hunter Harris and Jennifer Henderson of Tallahassee, Anne Harden of Sopchoppy, Dana Harvey of Crawfordville and Neil and John Medlock of Niceville; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at Trinity Baptist Church. James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin, 93, died on Sept. 15. She was born in Baker County, Ga., on Aug. 8, 1919, to William Robert Bob and Pearl West, both of whom are deceased. She was also predeceased by her rst husband, C.W. Musgrove; second husband of 41 years, Arlow Al Godwin; sisters, Inez Grubbs and Essie Shef eld; brothers, J.C. West and Robert West; and great-grandson, Chad Timothy Roberts. She was a longtime resident of Wakulla County. Survivors include a son, Phillip W. Musgrove Sr.; sisters, Marie Horton and Bobbie Riggins; brother, Edwin West; three grandchildren, Teresa Wollschlager (Tom), Susie Harris (Tony) and Phillip W. Musgrove Jr. (Amanda); four great-grandchildren, Mandy Ferrell (Scott), Warren Wollschlager, Macey Musgrove and Kayla Harris; and two great-greatgrandchildren, Laila Ferrell and Madalyn Ferrell; and many loving nieces and nephews. The visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Chapel, 3322 Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. The graveside service was held at Roselawn Cemetery on Piedmont Drive in Tallahassee at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21. Cecil B. Henderson, 82, of Sopchoppy, died on Wednesday, Sept. 19. A lifelong resident of Sopchoppy, he was retired from the State of Florida Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Viola Henderson of Sopchoppy; sons, Timothy (Cindy) Henderson and Alvin Henderson both of Crawfordville, Randal Henderson and Bobby Jo (Sherry) Henderson, both of Sopchoppy, and Snapper (Lori) Henderson of Crawfordville; daughters, Margie (Rodney) Gray and Julie Henderson, both of Crawfordville, Janet Griggs (Isham Porter) and Becky (Bo) Zanco, both of Sopchoppy, Mary Hughes (Fred Carter) of Wewahitchka, Dorothy (Willie Ed) Mathis and Susie (Lane) Cooper, both of Carrabelle; stepsons: Tommy (Jessica) Roberts and Tony Roberts, both of Sopchoppy; brothers, James (Mary) Henderson of Crawfordville and Charles (Barbara) Henderson of Daytona; 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at West Sopchoppy Cemetery with Reverend Fred Bradford of ciating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home 850559-3380. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralhome.net.Arthur Henderson Esther Mae West Musgrove Godwin Cecil R. Henderson Letter of thanks from Stephens family Dorothy Joyce Whisman We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our friends, family and community for your prayers, love, generosity and kindness during the recent passing of our beloved husband and father, Bill Stephens. We have been honored by the outpouring of support from the hundreds of you who stood at our sides through his battle with cancer and after his passing. It was an uncommon beauty, the sea of faces in our family home and at Bills memorial and funeral, offering to us not only condolences, but also helping hands and many stories about our patriarch that reminded us to smile through our sorrowed hearts. So to you, our friends, our family, our community, we extend our most gracious thanks for your unending kindness. We will continue to remember and honor him in our lives through our continued relationships with you and by loving the city that became his name, Mr. Sopchoppy. May God bless you all!Bobbie, Brenda, Pam, Bill Jr., Mike and best friend PrissyDorothy Joyce Whisman, 73, of St. Marks, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, at her home. She was born and raised in Apalachicola and lived many years in Jacksonville. She moved to St. Marks in 2004. She was the of ce manager of Out House Marine. She treasured her home and her family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola, at 11 a.m. She is survived by one son, Buzzie Whisman (Doris) of Jacksonville; two daughters, Beth Harrison (Gary) of Jacksonville and Beverly Ross of St. Augustine; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and ve sisters and two brothers. Bevis Funeral Home,Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting with arrangements (850-926-3333) or www. bevisfh.com In Memory of PedieWe share your sorrow, for the loss of Pierre. All of our love and sympathy go out to you and your family.Your friends at The News. Pierre Pedie BareldMay 31, 1992 Sept. 18, 2012To the family and friends of Pierre Pedie Bareld Friday f September 28 6:30pm 9:30pm 4679 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FLwww.EdenSpringsRehab.comEden Springs Nursing and Rehab( 850 ) 926-7181u Private Rehab Suites tu Physical Therapy t u Stroke Specialist tCome by for a tour and see our facility and services!REHABRECOVERENJOY LIFE! 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Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunityBy IVANHOE CARROLLAnimal Control DirectorYou know, it is a rough time to be a pet. There are so many demands on our humans that sometimes we animals have a hard time. I am hoping that my story will help some of you understand what it feels like to be abandoned at the shelter. I lived off a dirt road in northern Wakulla County in a rental home with my family. I dont know why, but my owners packed up all their stuff and they forgot to take me. I had never been fixed so I had many litters. I grew hungry and thirsty but I found food in a smelly garbage can. I managed to eat enough and drink out of the ditch. I worried that I might not see my humans again because I didnt have a collar. I grew scared that I would get sick because I hadnt had a rabies shot. Some strange humans came and started working on cleaning up my humans house. I was scared of them and ran into the woods anytime one of them looked at me. They called Animal Control. Some smelly, loud truck pulled up and a lady tried to coax me to come to her with food. They set out a cage and they put the most heavenlysmellin cat food in that cage that I have ever smelled. Plus, they left a door open and I was able to get to that food. That darn door shut behind me just as I was getting to eat that food. Then that truck came back and that same lady walked over. She talked to me very softly and sat down so we could see eye-to-eye. Something in her eyes told me I could trust her. She then got me out of that awful cage and we went for a ride. Where we ended up was crazy! There were dogs, cats, a rabbit and some chickens. The lady gave me a blanket, food and some clean, cold water. There were doors slamming, dogs barking, humans talking, cats meowing. It was pretty scary. Day time at the shelter was okay, but hot. I spent most of my time sleeping. Night time was tough. I missed my family so bad that it made my stomach hurt. I howled for them and paced in my room. The ladys name is Bonnie and she came for me yesterday. I got to ride in the truck again! But this time, our destination was scarier. We walked in and the room smelled clean, but I could smell that many animals had been here. They poked me with a needle and I got sleepy. When I woke up, it felt like someone had sliced me open and I had a collar on with a little thing that said rabies tag. Bonnie took me back and told everyone my cage couldnt get wet until my spay wound healed. She was excited because she found a rescue group that will take care of me and nd me a human. She named me Hope. They told me it means to have a wish. I wish that all dogs can have a Bonnie and an animal Shelter where we are safe and the good folks work hard to nd us good humans. A story of Hope at the shelter Special to The NewsFlorida Wild Mammal Association is holding a wildlife photo contest and the deadline for entries is Oct. 30. For those not familiar with the group, it is a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Crawfordville that has been taking in orphaned and injured wildlife since 1994. It takes in around 1,000 animals each year. FWMA is a non-pro t organization that depends on grants and individual donations for support. In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby and Hurricane Isaac, demand has increased and resources have decreased. All entry fees from this contest will be used for current rehabilitation needs. The previous contests were held in conjunction with the Woodstork Music Festival, but, due to resource issues, the festival had to be canceled. There are youth and adult competitions, each with categories of animal kingdom, floral kingdom/landscape and altered photo art. Photographers can submit up to two photos in each category. The entry fee for adults is $10 for each category. The entry fee for youth is $5 for all entries. Judging will be done by a panel of local nature photographers. The winners will get a personal tour of FWMA, with the opportunity to photograph the animals and will receive an FWMA T-shirt. The overall winner will also receive a signed copy of The Seasons of Apalachicola Bay by John Spohrer, and a $100 gift certi cate. Winners will be noti ed by Nov. 15, announced in the FWMA News/Notes, posted on the Wild Birds Unlimited Facebook and displayed at GSigns in Crawfordville and Cafe Con Leche in Apalachicola. All photos, space permitting, will be displayed at the FWMA silent auction to be held in the fall. Photos must be submitted in an 8 by 10 size. The photos along with a check for the entry fee can be dropped off at Wild Birds Unlimited 1515-2 Governors Square Blvd. Tallahassee; Lois Hostnick 150 Alexander Road, Crawfordville; or mailed to Florida Wild Mammal Assn. 198 Edgar Poole Rd. Crawfordville FL 32327. They must be dropped off or postmarked no later than Oct. 30. Digital copies or permission to scan the winning photos will be requested for electronic posting. Watermarks will be used to protect the photos. Email questions to fwmaeast@aol.com.Entries for photo contest being acceptedHope Come Join the Fun at Shadeville Elementarys 29th Annual Fall Festival! Booths open 2pm 7pm ALL Booths The Polynesian Fire Knife Booth Prizes s -Photos must be submitted in an 8x10 size. A 11 x14 backer board is optional. -Attach a copy of the form below to the back of each photo submitted. -The photos along with a check for the entry fee can be dropped off at: Wild Birds Unlimited 1515-2 Governors Sq. Blvd. Tall. FL 32301 Lois Hostnick 150 Alexander Rd. Crawfordville FL 32327 Or they can be mailed to: Florida Wild Mammal Assn. 198 Edgar Poole Rd. Crawfordville FL 32327 -They must be dropped off or have a postmark no later than October 30,2012. -Digital copies of or permission to scan the winning photos will be requested for electronic posting. Watermarks will be used to protect the photos. -Email questionsto:fwmaeast@aol.comFLORIDA WILD MAMMAL ASSOCIATION PHOTO CONTESTFWMA 2012 Wildlife Photo Contest Entry FormName _________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City/state/zip __________________________________________ Email address _________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________________ Adult _________________Youth (17 & under) ______________ Category: Animal Kingdom _________ Floral Kingdom/Landscape _________ Altered Photo Art _________ Title of Photo __________________________________________ Subject of Photo _______________________________________ Location of Subject _____________________________________ Will you donate photo to FWMA silent auction or pick it up? _____ donate _______pick up Signature Date _________________________________________ Signature of parent/guardian for youth entry _______________ PLEASE RECYCLE

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 9Aeducation news from local schools SchoolSpecial to The NewsSpaces are available for the Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Program in the Wakulla County School District. A new class is opening on Monday, Oct. 8. Children who turn 4 by September 1, 2012, (born September 2, 2007September 1, 2008) are eligible. The VPK Program has a limited number of slots and will be lled on a rst come, rst served basis. The first 30 students with all of the required information will be date/time stamped and placed on a roster, pending receipt of the rst months payment. A parent/guardian must be present to register. After the rst 30 slots have been lled, students with completed paperwork will be placed on a wait list. Required Information: 1. State of Florida Health Examination Form (yellow form) dated within one year of August 16, 2. Current State of Florida Certi cation of Immunization Form (blue form), 3. A VPK Certi cate of Eligibility (this can be obtained by scheduling an appointment with Patricia Candler, Early Learning Coalition, 617-4586), 4. Childs Birth certi cate (and Guardianship, if applicable), 5. Two proofs of residency (one must be electric, water or phone bill; bills must show the physical address). The program is held at the Wakulla Education Center from October to May 2013. School-year VPK is offered as a VPK/Enrichment Program. VPK/State funding supports three free instructional hours (9 a.m. to noon). Parents can also choose the additional VPK/Parent Fee Enrichment portion of the day (noon to 3 p.m.) for $10 per day. Transportation is included with fee enrichment program only. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Wakulla PreK at 926-8111. Special to The NewsThe Sopchoppy Homemakers Club recently donated $500 to Wakulla Adult Education to help needy students complete their high school diploma in the General Education Development (GED) program. The homemakers have donated several hundred dollars over the last several years in memory of Dr. Katie Miller, who was a strong advocate of the GED program. Ms. Katie, as she was affectionately known, was a former educator in the GED Program at the Sopchoppy Education Center. She lost her short, but dif cult battle with breast cancer in August of 2006. She is dearly missed by all who knew her. The Sopchoppy Homemakers Club raises funds by selling their famous Sopchoppy Cookbook. To purchase a cookbook contact the Club. Dr. Thomas Askins, administrator, Jean Heaton and Superintendent David MillerHomemakers donate to the GED program SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Teachers Sandy Byars, Lori Sandgren, Shelby Williams and Angie Williams attend a conference in Orlando in September. Special to The NewsFour local educators attended the Delta Kappa Gamma Fall Conference on Sept. 14 and 15 in Orlando. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators who have shown excellence in the teaching eld. The society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. The teachers attending from Wakulla County were Sandy Byars (WMS), Lori Sandgren (WHS), Shelby Williams (WHS) and Angie Williams (WHS). They represented the Gamma Eta chapter of the Society. These teachers attended the general session to vote on Society business and then went to workshops on a variety of topics from personal growth, educational excellence, and leadership. In addition to attending the conference, these teachers hold leadership positions in the organization. Byars is the District 1 director and oversees 16 chapters from Escambia to Taylor county. Sandgren is the Gamma Eta Chapter resident, Shelby Williams is the Gamma Eta communications chair and Angie Williams is Chairperson of the Jesslyn McBride Leadership Growth Seminar at the State Level.KATHY AVERY/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Teachers attend honorary society conference Nominations for African-American History Calendar are being accepted until Oct. 19Special to The NewsTallahassee Community Colleges African-American History Month Planning Committee is now accepting nominations for the annual Cherry Alexander AfricanAmerican History Calendar. The individual nominated must have made signi cant contributions resulting in the betterment of Leon, Gadsden and/or Wakulla counties, and that align with the 2013 national theme: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. The committee will screen the nominations and select the individuals to be honored in the 2013 Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar. Nominations forms are available online at www.tcc. fl.edu/aahc. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 19 at midnight. Tallahassee Community Colleges annual Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar Unveiling Ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2013. For more information, contact Rita Dickey by phone, (850) 201-6178, or email dickeyr@tcc. .edu. Spots are available for upcoming pre-K class Caf THURSDAY DRINK SPECIALS Perfect Weather to head to the CoastSunday ThursdayALL U CAN EATSpecials Catfish ......$11.95 Shrimp ....,$13.95 Scallops ..$13.95Includes Cheese Grits, Cole Slaw & Hushpuppies30 SHRIMP10 Fried 10 Grilled 10 BlackenedServed with Cheese Grits, Cole Slaw & Hushpuppies$12.95Winter hours: Tues. 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Alligator Point, Ochlockonee BayDog Island West End Shell Point, Spring CreekTide charts by Zihua Software, LLCFor tides at the following points add to Dog Island Listings: High Tide Low Tide Carrabelle 28 Min. 25 Min. Apalachicola 1 Hr., 53 Min. 2 Hrs., 38 Min. Cat Point 1 Hr., 13 Min. 2 Hrs., 31 Min. Lower Anchorage 1 Hr., 36 Min. 2 Hrs., 3 Min. West Pass 1 Hr., 26 Min. 2 Hrs., 39 Min. St. Marks River Entrance Every time I drive by the exit to Steinhatchee off Route 19, I re ect back to a distant time when we were engaged with Florida law enforcement to search for a person whose skull was discovered underwater. When we rst evaluated the site before the contract, it was a small clear stream with little ow. But when we returned several weeks later, the Steinhatchee was anything but its lazy predecessor. We set up camp at the small roadside park for a two week survey of the river bottom. The skull that brought us to this river was that of a young woman with what appeared to be a bullet hole. We were tasked to nd the remainder of the bodys bones. The once-small basin, the target of the study, was now three times the size and near zero visibility. Thanks to Jim Dunbar of the Division of Archaeological Research, we borrowed their large pump and suction dredge system. The university tossed in the band masks with communications that were fed by low pressure breathing air to the heavily weighted single diver expected to operate the dredge in the water. On land a person watched the ef uent that was pumped out on to a sieve table where bones should settle while sand and water fell through. The water was also cold this time of the year. So we bundled up in thick wet suits and each took our turn sweeping the basin oor hoping to pull up human bones. The work dragged on as we cleared one section of the river basin after another. One day I was at the dredge head by myself with everyone hard at work on shore. They had suited me up carefully to minimize the effects of cold water. I was told they found that if they tucked the hood of the band mask under the wet suit and zipped the wet suit jacket up tight around my neck that I might be warmer. If I needed anything I could just ask for it over the communications line. I was heavily weighted against the river current to stay in place and in only 5 feet of water. What could be easier? The diesel pump was loud and the staff tired by this time in the project. As I progressed along the bank, I noticed the water level in my mask was slowly rising. I was not concerned as I could purge the mask by venting more gas, so I let the water rise a bit more. When I nally tried to vent the water out, I found venting only made more water rush in. Since a band mask combines the breathing area with the seeing area, my ability to breathe was diminishing rapidly. I called out for help to pull me out and got no reply. I was too heavy to just swim up! So I moved to emergency plan B, to just pull the mask off and breathe from a spare regulator at my side. But try as I might, the mask was so well tucked in to my wet suit that I could not budge it off. Here I was, about to drown, with all this wonderful technology and me, the director of the program, up the proverbial creek with out a paddle in 5 feet of water! I nally got angry at myself, grabbed the band mask, tore it apart, and off my head. Adrenalin is useful stuff when you need it. With my backup regulator rmly in my mouth, I dragged myself back to shore to nd everyone over looking at the sieve were bones were showing up from my efforts, distracted by the thrill of discovery. They later proved to be deer bones. We found many bones on that project, but none of them human. To my knowledge, the mystery remains unanswered. And in almost 50 years of diving all over the world, that was the closest I came to dying underwater.It has been a while since navigation rules were discussed. This has been a slow week for the Auxiliary, and we are not complaining. October is shaping up to be very busy. More to come on that next week. Since Rule 10 discusses traf c separation patterns, which do not really apply to our area, it is not described in detail. Rules 1 10 complete Section I on Conduct of Vessels in Any Condition of Visibility. Section II begins addressing how boaters should behave when they are in sight of one another with rule 11. Sailboats are addressed in Rule 12: Sailing Vessels. As a reminder, a sailing vessel is a sailboat that is not under the power of an auxiliary motor and is only under wind power. The basic rule states that when two sailboats only under sail power are approaching one another, and are at risk for collision, one of the sailboats must move out of the way of the other. When the sailboats have wind on opposite sides, the one with wind on the port, or left, side is responsible for moving out of the way. When the wind is on the same side for both sailboats, the sailboat that is windward is responsible for moving out of the way of the sailboat that is to the leeward. A good reference for understanding windward and leeward can be found in Chapmans and online at www.sailtheory.com/ sail.html and http://www. humbersailingclub.com/ cms/racing_rules. This is important because within Rule 12, it states that when both have the wind on the same side, meaning that they may be progressing in the same direction in an almost parallel path, the vessel which is to windward shall keep out of the way of the vessel which is to leeward. If a sailboat with the wind on the port side sees a sailboat to windward (upwind) and cannot determine with certainty whether the other vessel has the wind on the port or on the starboard side, the sailboat with the wind on the part side she shall keep out of the way of the other. As Sherrie says, Safe Boating is No Accident Remember sailboats, and all boats, have no brakes! Keep a sharp lookout to avoid a collision. FWC Law Enforcement OperationsThis report represents some events the FWC handled over the week of Sept. 14-20, but it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. FRANKLIN/WAKULLA COUNTIES: Of cers Jason Carroll, Blake Hoelscher, and Steven Cook concentrated their efforts this week on working complaints involving individuals harvesting shellfish at night in closed waters. Their efforts resulted in 12 arrests for harvesting shell sh in closed and conditionally closed waters. GADSDEN COUNTY: Of- cer Ben Johnson observed two individuals using a cast net to catch freshwater sh. Johnson kept the individuals under observation for approximately one hour. During this time, he saw the subjects catch and keep several game sh, which included undersized striped bass. The of cer then approached the individuals and seized the sh and cast net. Both men were cited for taking freshwater game sh by illegal method and possession of undersized striped bass. SANTA ROSA COUNTY: After attending a meeting in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area Major Bruce Cooper was on patrol working in the north end of the county in the management area when he observed two dogs chasing a doe and a fawn. Cooper caught one of the dogs, obtained the owners information from the collar, and turned the information over to Of cer Royce Johnson, who located the dog owners residence and hunting camp. Johnson issued a written warning to the dog owner for allowing dogs to pursue game during closed season.

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 11A The Wakulla Coastal Optimist Clubs2012 ANNUAL FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA Wildwood Country Club Thursday October 11 2012 6:30pm Social 7:00pm Dinner, Auction, & Show please join us for Bealls Maurices Way Out West Carrolls Boot Country Crums Mini MallTICKETS $30.00 eachall proceeds go toward scholarships for Wakulla County students IF WE DONT HAVE IT WE CAN GET IT! ALL YOUR MARINE SUPPLIES FOR 26 YEARS OPEN Main Store: Mon. Sat. 8-6 Bait Shop: Mon. Sat. 6-6 Sun. 6-12 3026 Coastal Highway, Medart (850) 926-3114 (800) 726-3104 Bait Shop (850) 926-1162 FULL Selection of Frozen Bait In Shore & Off Shore Tackle G E T READY FOR HUN T IN G Continued from Page 1A You dont have to be completely down and out, said Deidra Newman, public awareness director for North Florida Medical Centers which is over Wakulla Medical Center. She stressed that they are open to everyone, those living in poverty, as well as the working family. Were here for those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Around 70 percent of their patients are on the sliding fee scale and a majority of those pay between $15 and $20 per visit. The sliding fee is increasing rapidly, Posey said. She speculated that this was because of people not being able to pay their insurance deductible and the number of people who have lost their job. Posey remembers a patient who came in because of issues with his leg. He was examined and they found cancer. The cancer was close enough to the surface that the doctor was able to perform three procedures and remove it. This patient paid around $45 on the sliding fee scale for his visit, she said. A familiar story at the center are patients in their 50s or older who have never seen a doctor before. These people are either scared to come, dont have insurance or the money to pay for it, didnt have the transportation or simply didnt know it was there. This is the best option available, Newman said. You need that health care. The people who do end up coming in are so thankful, she said. The center is also able to help with medications. There is a pharmacy assistance program available to patients, depending on income, and they also have a partnership with the pharmacy at Winn-Dixie. Posey said they help a lot of patients with their diabetes medication and without that help, they wouldnt get their medications. And thats a life threatening situation, Posey said. The center also works closely with the Wakulla County Health Department. They work with us and we work with them, Posey said. HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES The health department is located in rawfordville and provides numerous services, also on a sliding fee scale. However, Sherry Bramblett, director of nursing, said a large majority of their clients do not pay for services. The health department offers family planning, birth control, maternity care, children and adult immunizations, sexually transmitted infections and treatment of those in contact with STDs, blood work, prescribed medication injections, adult physicals, school physicals, work physicals, urine drug screening, insulin program, seasonal u shots, etc. They also process Family Planning Waiver Medicaid and Pregnancy Medicaid applications and the Healthy Start program. They also provide a Pap Pelvic Breast Program with mammogram referral and refer clients to the We Care Program for certain conditions and the Florida Quitline. The clinic also uses Vaccines for Children which is no cost for eligible clients and also includes u shots. Adult immunizations are available and based on the departments cost. Pap Pelvic Breast Program is for women between the ages of 50-64 with low income and little to no insurance. In a typical day, Bramblett sees anywhere from 8 to 14 patients. Appointment availability has decreased because of a decrease in staff. She is the sole full-time provider at the clinic and said most of her patients are women. Dr. Donald Zorn, of TMH Family Medicine Residency Program, and his residency group comes to the health department on Wednesdays to see the pregnant patients, Bramblett said. We feel that there is a strong need for gynecologic services for ladies that have no insurance and are very low income, Bramblett said. As an example of this, when I see a patient that needs medical care beyond our ability, we must refer them out of county and hope that one of the doctors or hospitals will pick up their services. Many of her clients do not have healthcare and cant afford other services. I have women that need mammograms but arent between the ages of 50-65, women that need hysterectomies but cannot afford the surgery, Bramblett said. And that list goes on and on. It is disheartening to see people who must wait for services because they cant afford it, but would benefit greatly from receiving care immediately, she said. The health department also supports the We Care program. This is where volunteer physicians provide donated specialty medical care to low-income, uninsured residents. While it is a good program, it can only support so many clients because of a limited supply of providers, Bramblett said. I have had a client waiting for gynecologic surgery for several years with We Care, she said. They also work with the Leon County Health Department to provide the Women, Infant and Children program. This program is intended for pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, infants under 1 year old and children up to 5 years old. WIC provides nutritious food to mothers by providing them with checks on a monthly or bimonthly basis. DENTAL CLINIC Another service provided at the health department is the dental clinic for children from 1 to 20 years old who are Medicaid eligible or enrolled in the Childrens Medical Services. There is no co-pay or other fee collected for services. Dental services include examination, radiographs, teeth cleaning, uoride application, sealants, llings and simple extractions. The main focus is early intervention and prevention of dental disease, said Dr. James E. Meis, dental director at the health department. One of the saddest things he sees is children who have severely decayed teeth. Fixing decayed teeth is much more expensive than trying to prevent cavities from happening, he said. With declining medicaid payments our rate has declined about 30 percent since 2009 it is becoming increasingly dif cult to provide restorative dental services, Meis said. If we are to be successful we must emphasize prevention to avoid the need for the more expensive treatments. Meis is hopeful the department will also be able to provide dental services for children who are uninsured or underinsured and fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is less than $46,100 for a family of four. Last year, the department received funding from the State Dental Program of ce to nance 60 dental appointments. The dental clinic is unable to provide specialty services for Medicaid children and Meis felt this was an area of need for the county. We refer children to facilities as far away as Panama City, Gainesville, and Jacksonville for some treatments, Meis said. Another organization that provides healthcare services in the county is fairly new to the area. Bond Community Health Center recently started sending its mobile unit to the county. This unit provides primary care to individuals who are clients of the Apalachee Center. This partnership with the Apalachee Center began in April and offers services on a sliding fee scale. The unit visits Wakulla County outside the Apalachee Center every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For now, their services are only available to Apalachee Center clients, but they hope to eventually visit several sites in the county and serve more residents, said Debra Weeks, chief administrative of cer of the Bond Community Health Center. The mobile unit provides physicals, immunizations, screening tests, patient education, etc. FEDERAL AND STATE PROGRAMS Medicaid provides medical coverage to low income individuals and families. It is available for low income children up to 18 years old and their parents or caregivers, children only, pregnant women, aged or disabled individuals and emergency medical assistance for noncitizens. In Wakulla County, 4,307 people were eligible for Medicaid, as of July 31. The Flor ida KidCare program is the states children health insurance program for uninsured children. There are four different types of assistance available. MediKids is available for children 1 through 4 years old. Healthy Kids is for children 5 to 18 years old. Childrens Medical Services Network is for children birth to 18 years old who have special needs. Medicaid is for children birth to 18 years old. Some of the services that are covered include doctor visits, check-ups, shots, surgery, prescriptions, emergencies, vision and hearing, dental and mental health. For more information, visit www.myflorida.com/ access orida, call (866) 7622237 or visit one of the Florida Department of Children and Familes Access partners: the health department, Harvest Thrift Store, Manna Community Mission, Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church, Wakulla County Extension Of ce or the library. Medicare is also available for people age 65 or older and younger people with disabilities. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareonly, or call 1-800-633-4227 for more information.Medical services slim for low income Other facilities in the area: Wakulla Urgent Care: 2615 Crawfordville Highway, 926-3140. TMH, Family Medicine: 15 Council Moore Road, 926-7105. Capital Regional Medical Group: 2382 Crawfordville Highway, 926-6363. Wakulla Pregnancy Center: 886 Woodville Highway, 210-1276. They provide free testing, non-diagnostic ultrasounds and information.Other important numbers: Wakulla Medical Center: 1328 Coastal Highway, Panacea, 9844735. Wakulla County Health Department: 48 Oak Street, Crawfordville, 926-0400.

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Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life R.H. Carter Wakulla County Senior Center Many articles are written by me for publication. They may discuss health care issues, pedestrian mobility, home construction that will assist you in your older years, community support, social interaction and many other issues. But the greatest pleasure comes from writing about an individual that attends our senior center. Every person is special and has something of value to share when we make ourselves available to listen. Two days after Christmas in 1933, Dan Webster III and Hillie Mae Webster delivered a new baby boy. They named him Raymond and they all lived in Arran. Raymond Webster would leave Wakulla County many times in his life but Wakulla County would always be home. His rst marriage failed after a few weeks. He later married Ruby Lee Gavin. They were joined in marriage by Judge Porter. They are still happily married after 53 years. This man has a strong commitment to his wife and work. That is what this article is about. During the many years Ive known Raymond Webster, I learned that he was a man committed to hard work. Almost every time I saw him he was working. When other people talked about him, you would hear about how much he worked. Recently, I sat down with him and discussed his life. As one would guess, most of our conversation was about his work. The late Bruce C. High gave him his rst job working with turpentine. Mr. Webster said a young man back then could not loaf and had two options for employment. He could work in turpentine or join the Army. It was important for him to tell me that Mr. High gave him the first biscuit that he ever ate. Mr. Webster bought his rst car in 1957 and paid for it. His work took him away from home during the week but he returned home every weekend. He traveled to Cross City to build bridges. He had other work in Jacksonville and Pensacola. He traveled to many places to work for St. Joe Paper Company. Most of their work included planting pine trees. He contracted with another company to plant sod. That took him to Smith Creek, Monticello, Grand Ridge, Marianna and some places in Georgia. He worked a long time with the late Commodore Taff. Almost ve years ago he suffered a stroke that limited his ability to work. But he is still going. His aunt, Queen Webster, talked him into visiting the Senior Center. She suggested that he stop looking at the walls and come visit. His description of the center includes comments about the music, people and food. He has met so many new people. The men and women treat him so nice. They enjoy teasing him. I tease him about keeping order at his table. He enjoys hearing that as well as the others at his table. In 2011, my wife and I were in an auto accident. My wife was in rehabilitation in Eden Springs directly across the hall from his wife, Ruby Webster. We visited each other across the hall before they were released. I did notice his daily visits and had the opportunity to see his commitment to her. It is dif cult to see the lack of visitation that so many residents experience, until you spend some time there. You can see how a oneon-one discussion about our past in Wakulla County was something we both enjoyed. I am about 10 years younger than him but our life in the latter half of the 1900s is something we both treasure.R.H. Carter is executive director of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center.Sheriff Donnie Crum, Undersheriff Maurice Langston, Lt. Mike Kemp, Keith Blackmar and other employees from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office have volunteered their time and energy to help serve the Wakulla County Senior Citizens. I thank and honor them for the generous commitment they are making to serve our older citizens that have spent their long lives to make life better for all of us. Your contributions of merchandise such as fans or donations of nancial support will be used to provide services to our senior citizens and give them a stronger feeling of being appreciated. Knowing that you have improved the life of someone that can never repay you is a gratifying experience. Again, I want to thank Sheriff Crum, Undersheriff Langston, Lt. Mike Kemp, Keith Blackmar and employees of the sheriffs of ce for their interest in the welfare of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens. R.H. CarterBy DIANE LANTER and TAMARA BYRNES Hot weather, humidity and rain: that just about sums up outside in August for Wakulla County. Now let us sum up inside the Wakulla County Senior Center cool, dry and lots of activities, just the place to be for lots of fun and recreation. We celebrated the Dog Days of Summer with a party! We were all asked to wear our cool sunglasses and we were transported back in time to our youth when sunglasses were really cool and lemonade was the cool drink of the day. The seniors also decorated fans and the air was moving with the velocity of many hummingbirds. Everyone had a lot of fun and the day was a success. The Acting Up Players from the Tallahassee Little Theater always bring joy to the seniors with their plays. This year they performed a series of monologues and a one act play, much to the delight of the audience. We look forward to their next visit. We want to thank Healing Arts of Wakulla County (HAWC) for continuing the funding for Pottery and Ceramic Classes here at the center. Seniors are currently painting on sponsored bowls for the Nov. 3 Empty Bowls event in Hudson Park. Seniors love to create with clay and paint their lovely creations. This is a great time to start making gifts for the holidays! Come by the center and pick up a calendar for ceramic class dates. Craft Classes here at the center have gotten very interesting lately. Crafters were given old hardback books with the center cut out. Seniors brought in precious things to place in the book and then decorated their Memory Book display. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dave Hunley will not be here to teach his Computer Classes. Dave has helped so many people over the years, and we will miss him dearly. If you have not had the pleasure of dining with us in our colorful dining room, we invite you to join us at noon. We serve meals Monday through Friday and ask that you call by 9:30 in the morning if you would like us to have a meal ready. Please call 926-7145 ext.1. Dont forget Ms. Margo Anderson will be performing as the lovely Patsy Cline on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. After the show, there will be dancing to the music of the Country Classic Band. Contact the center at 9267145 for tickets.Raymond Webster is committed to his wife and workThe Senior Center celebrates the dog days of summer with a party SPECIAL TO THE NEWS PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Cool sunglasses marked the party to celebrate the dog days of summer. Seniors paint bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the hungry. Some recent craft projects included creating Memory Books, above, decorated with precious things. Some ceramics created by seniors, left. Sheri s o ce helps support seniors Of WakullaHeating & AirServing Wakulla & Franklin Counties850-926-5592Sales & Service All Makes & Models3232 Crawfordville Hwy. CrawfordvilleOwned & Operated by Gary Limbaugh Lic. # CAC1814304 ~ Haircuts ~ Tea Tree Shampoo ~ Scalp Massage ~ Tea Tree Conditioner ~ Steam Towel ~ Neck Massage ~ Neck Shave (optional) Gentlemen Endulge Yourself Tea Tree 3 Experience926-40803334 Crawfordville Hwy. ~ Styles ~ Cuts ~ Color ~ Low Lites ~ WaxingDelta Farrington Law OfceDeirdre A. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 13ASENIOR CITIZEN NEWS ink creatively, think sidewaysMedicare open enrollment counseling will be Oct. 17Staff ReportPre-Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Information Service Day will be held at the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center on Oct. 17. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 33 Michael Drive. The Area Agency on Aging will be providing information on how to proceed in making changes in your Medicare program. There also will be a Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) volunteer counselor available for assistance with Medicare and Medicaid needs. Medicare annual open enrollment is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. SHINE counselors will offer information on enrolling in Medicare, choosing a plan, the Medicare Part D prescription plans, Extra Help for prescriptions assistance and Medicare Part B assistance. There will also be information available on other prescription assistance programs, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and dual-eligible MedicareMedicaid enrollees. AANF counselors will offer information and assistance on Medicaid application and food stamp application. Social Security number, income and asset documentation, date of birth, expenses and health insurance information will be required for the Medicaid and food stamp applications. For more information, contact the Senior Center at 926-7145 or the Elder Hotline at (800) 96-ELDER.Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any new or different types of vaccines being recommended to seniors this u season? Health Conscious Carol Dear Carol, There are actually several different types of u shots available to seniors this year, along with a new FDA-approved shot for pneumonia. Here are your options. FLU SHOTS Just as they do every year, the CDC strongly recommends a seasonal u shot to almost everyone, but its especially important for seniors who are more vulnerable. The u puts more than 200,000 people in the hospital each year and kills around 24,000 90 percent of whom are seniors. This year, all seniors 65 and older have two flu vaccine options from which to choose. A traditional u shot, or a shot of Fluzone High-Dose. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that prompts the body to make antibody) as a regular u shot does, which creates a stronger immune response for better protection. And if youre under age 65, your two options are a regular u shot, or a shot of Fluzone Intradermal. The intradermal vaccine uses a shorter, thinner needle to inject the vaccine just under the skin, rather than deeper in the muscle like standard u shots. If youre squeamish about needles, this is a nice option. You also need to be aware that if youre allergic to chicken eggs or if you have had a severe reaction to a u vaccine in the past you should not get vaccinated without consulting your doctor rst. To locate a vaccination site that offers regular, high-dose and intradermal u shots, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or check the online u-shot locator at u.gov. Most chains like CVS, Walgreens, Safeway, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and Kroger offer all types of shots. Youll also be happy to know that if youre a Medicare bene ciary, Part B will cover 100 percent of the costs of any u shot. But if youre not covered, you can expect to pay around $25 to $35 for a regular or intradermal u shot, or $50 to $60 for a shot of the high-dose. PNEUMONIA VACCINE The other important vaccination the CDC recommends to seniors especially this time of year is the pneumococcal vaccine for pneumonia and meningitis. Pneumococcal diseases hospitalize around 300,000 U.S. seniors each year, and kills around 5,000. The CDC currently recommends all seniors 65 or older get a one-time only shot of the vaccine Pneumovax, as well as those under 65 who smoke or have chronic health conditions like asthma, lung and heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system. Pneumovax, which protects against 23 strains of the pneumococcal disease, is also covered 100 percent under Medicare Part B, and you can get it on the same day you get your u shot. If youre not covered by insurance, this vaccine costs around $45 to $85 at retail clinics. You also need to know that this year, theres an alternative pneumococcal vaccine available to people age 50 and older called Prevnar 13. This vaccine, which has been available to children for several years, may provide seniors longer lasting and better protection against pneumonia than Pneumovax. Talk to your doctor to determine which pneumonia vaccine is best for you. Prevnar 13 is also covered by most insurers including Medicare Part B, but if you arent covered the shot runs between $100 and $150. 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 Senior book.Vaccination options for seniors this flu season By Jim MillerThe Savvy Senior THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT AGINGHave you ever wondered where novelists, actors or writers find inspiration for their work? Creativity is not a predetermined way of looking at the world you can get inspired by almost anything, anywhere, anytime. All you have to do is be receptive to inspiration. Some people inherit a highly developed sense of creativity or come to it naturally because they were raised in a creative environment. But most of us need some form of inspiration if we want to look at the world with a different perspective. The good news is that inspiration is all around us. NURTURING CREATIVITY Creativity can be used in many endeavors. In World War II it was used to save lives. J.P. Guilford, a psychologist and father of modern creativity, came up with a game plan to test the creative thinking of bomber pilots in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He designed a personality test to select the most creative pilots who were most likely to survive being shot down by using their creativity His question, What would you do with a brick? helped weed out pilots who werent good at thinking sideways or differently in dire circumstances. Try it yourself. Can you come up with 50 uses for a brick in 15 minutes or less? Look for something new to explore or learn. Then hold on to those experiences and use them to inspire you. A MYSTERIOUS PROCESS Creativity is a complex neurological process. Its not as easy to quantify. Theres no such thing as a light bulb over your head announcing a good idea. But scientists have found that they can see ideas with a brain scanner. A few seconds before a person gets an idea, the area of the brain called the superior anterior temporal lights up. They have also learned that when we are resting, the superior anterior temporal (behind the ear) tries to send us messages of inspiration. Albert Einstein may have summed up long naps and walks on the beach best when he said, Creativity is the residue of wasted time. TIPS FOR GETTING INSPIRED Get in tune with these random in uences: Change your TV watching habits. Most of us enjoy watching the same TV shows, but if you changed things up you might get new ideas. Use your remote to randomly watch programs that arent on your favorites list. Change your internet activity. Adults spend an average of 29 hours, 15 minutes browsing the internet each month. Are you using the same web browsers, going to the same shopping or news sites? Try new sites that arent typically on your radar. Read differently. Push your comfort zone. If you read memoirs or biographies, try reading an historical novel, poetry, science and health or classic literature. Take a nap. Inner thoughts can give you intriguing new ideas. Get unstuck. Do something simple like taking a walk around the block at a different time of day. You may meet someone new or see nature differently when you change your routine. Re-Elect Donnie Sparkman*Certied Florida Appraiser*-Experienced -DedicatedRe-Elect someone who has always worked with the public concerning land and values... and who will CONTINUE TO WORK FOR YOU! Political Advertisement Paid For And Approved By Donnie R. Sparkman, Democrat, For Property AppraiserI WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP THE CITIZENS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ANYTHING I DO. I WILL CONTINUE TO BE RESPECTFUL, HELPFUL, ACCESSIBLE, AND LISTEN TO YOUR CONCERNS. I HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH LAND, DEEDS, DESCRIPTIONS, LAND VALUES, TAXES, ETHICS AND THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC. AS YOUR PROPERTY APPRAISER I WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EFFICIENT, COURTEOUS AND FAIR SERVICE TO ALL! I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO IMPROVE THE OFFICE, WEB SITE AND TAX ROLL AND SEE TO IT THAT THEY SERVE THE PUBLIC IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. Wakulla CountyPROPERTY APPRAISER Bobby PEARCE Electfor Superintendent of SchoolsPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Bobby Pearce, Democrat, Superintendent of SchoolsFISH FRY FUNDRAISER: OCTOBER 5 Join me at pearce4kids on facebook NOTICE OF TALQUIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. ANNUAL MEETINGSATURDAY, SEPT 29, 2012Registration and Voting: 8:30 10:00 a.m. Business Portion of Meeting: 10:00 a.m.100 VALUABLE PRIZESIncluding: 42 at screen TV, 32 G iPad, Wii game system, iPods, trolling motor, electric energy ef ciency kits & more!Entertainment: 9:00 9:45 a.m. Country Connections at theJames A. Shanks Middle School Gymnasium 1400 W. King Street, Quincy, Florida The Wakulla News

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Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn September 16, a 16-year-old was issued two traf c citations for driving without a driver license and careless driving after the teenager struck two dogs and missed a pedestrian while speeding through a Panacea neighborhood. The juvenile was driving more than 50 miles per hour in the area of Center Street. The victim was walking his dogs when they were struck and killed by the motorist. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. In other activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce this week: SEPTEMBER 13 Sheryl McElroy of Panacea reported the theft of an electric motorcycle. The motorcycle was taken from the victims yard. The property is valued at $275. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. Two 16-year-olds were involved in a traf c crash at Wakulla High School. One of the juveniles was struck by the second while a female student was backing out of a parking space. There were no injuries in the crash. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated. Courtney Briggs of Crawfordville reported a traf c crash on Rehwinkel Road. A 17-year-old female driver pulled out in front of Briggs from Alexander Road. Briggs swerved to miss the vehicle and struck an embankment at Leyland Court. Neither driver was seriously injured. The Briggs vehicle was damaged and towed from the scene. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. SEPTEMBER 14 Roy Ivester of St. Marks reported a fraud. The victim observed two unauthorized charges on his bank account. The charges were valued at $80 and were created over the Internet. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. Phyllis Smith of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The victim noted information in a local newspaper identifying juveniles as shooting a pellet gun at moving vehicles on Spring Creek Highway. The victims vehicle was also shot with a BB gun which damaged the windshield. The victim decided not to pursue charges against the juveniles after a meeting was set up to discuss the dangers of their activities with the two boys and their guardians. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. Jennifer Petrandis of Angelos Seafood Restaurant reported a fraud. A restaurant patron left Angelos without paying for a $34 meal. Evidence was collected at the scene and at a second Panacea area business. Deputy Scott Powell investigated. SEPTEMBER 15 David Dunlap Sr. of Sopchoppy reported the theft of his boat motor which was taken from the victims boat in his yard. The motor was valued at $2,000 and it was entered in the FCIC/ NCIC data base. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. A Crawfordville parent reported discovering drug paraphernalia owned by her teenage son. A smoking pipe was turned over to Deputy Ward Kromer. The juvenile was verbally counseled on his actions toward his mother and use of illegal narcotics. Deputy Scott Powell investigated a juvenile party at Taff Field and Arran Road. Several vehicles sped away from the scene and subjects also fled into the woods when the deputy arrived. Parents of the remaining juveniles were contacted to pick up their children. SEPTEMBER 16 Brenda Putnam, 49, of Crawfordville and John Christopher Conley, 39, of Crawfordville were issued notices to appear in court after the two individuals were observed by Deputy Ryan Muse smoking marijuana. The notices to appear are for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The cannabis weighed 1.2 grams. The smoking pipe and marijuana were seized and turned over to the Evidence Division. Christine Ingram of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Cash was removed from the victims dresser. A suspect has been identi ed. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated. Jonathan Michael Bates, 29, of Tallahassee was involved in a traf c crash in northeast Wakulla County. The vehicle flipped on its side at T.W. Wood Road. The driver, Bates, was outside the vehicle and was uninjured. Investigation determined that Bates had an outstanding warrant out of Leon County and was also driving on a license that was suspended as a habitual offender. Bates was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. He was also issued a Uniform Traf c Citation for an expired tag. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Jack Aaron of Panacea reported locating a re and rescue radio. The radio is valued at $600 and was turned over to the Panacea fire chief. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. John Waters of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag taken from his trailer. The tag was entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. SEPTEMBER 17 Nicole Keith of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim lost her wallet while at Wal-Mart. The wallet was turned in to store management however a large sum of cash in the wallet was missing. The Criminal Investigations Division is reviewing evidence connected to the case. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. Reba Braswell of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed unauthorized charges on her bank account. The charges were created through the Internet and totaled more than $100. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. George Apthorp of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Unauthorized activity was discovered on the victims bank account. The charges totaled $176. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated. Jose M. Simon of Crawfordville was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for having an attached tag which was not assigned to the vehicle she was driving. Deputy Ian Dohme discovered that the tag on the vehicle was not assigned while he was patrolling Woodville Highway. The tag was assigned to another vehicle owned by the subject. SEPTEMBER 18 Susan Tabor of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed numerous bank transactions that were not authorized. Ten bank transactions totaled $429 on her account. The transactions were made over the internet to businesses in Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. Bonnie Brinson of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. A suspect has been identi ed and the value of the stolen medication is $30. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. A Crawfordville man jogging on Pimlico Drive with his dog reported a tennis ball came rolling toward him and exploded. A juvenile had reportedly placed a recracker inside the ball and threw it. The ball went over the privacy fence onto the road. There was no criminal intent and the case was closed. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. SEPTEMBER 19 Allison Davenport of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from her property. The stolen bike is valued at $25 and a second bicycle was also tampered with in an attempt to steal it. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Mavis LaBounty of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. A camera and Kindle were stolen from the victims residence. The property is valued at $1,000. Suspects have been identified and the stolen items were entered into the FCIC/ NCIC data base. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 1,135 calls for service during the past week including: 22 residential and business alarms; 76 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 25 E-911 abandoned cellular calls and regular abandoned telephone calls; 18 regular E-911 calls; 46 investigations; 32 medical emergencies; 391 business and residential security checks; 18 special details; 25 subpoena services; 13 suspicious vehicles; 110 traf- c enforcements; 144 traf c stops; 14 disabled vehicles; 10 reckless vehicles; and 15 wanted people. www.mikestewart2012.comPOLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY MIKE STEWART, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3 facebook.com/ mike.stewart.3363 I LIKEMIKEREElectfo rCounty CommissionerRep. Dist. 3 C CommitmentRaised in Wakulla County learning the value of a strong work ethic and developing a desire to serve others. As I traveled throughout the world during my 20 years in the Navy, I knew that Wakulla was my home and where I wanted to return. My desire is to see our great county grow in a responsible manner all the while preserving those qualities we value as a small rural county. Married to the former Anne Quick for 39 years.Service Oriented years. Character unpopular. qualities such as honesty and integrity. that face the board. hank ou for your upport! WakullaD Ubtbnf hosted byThe Wakulla County Sheriff s OfceWakulla Greenwing DaySaturday, October 13, 2012at theSHERIFF S RANGE65 Qualify Lane, off Lawhon Mill Rd.9AM (Registration) 10AM-1PM (Event) COME JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY!FIRST 150 KIDS ARE GUARANTEED A GIFT BAG!!!AGES 6-18 YEARS OLD PARENTAL SUPERVISION REQUIRED! No drop-offs. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 15A Sandwiches Soft Shell CrabsGrouper ShrimpOysters Mullet We Catch itCatshHot Dogs SPECIALS! Mullet Dinners $7.99 Grouper Burgers $6.99Fried, Blackened or GrilledWe have Soft Shell CrabsHuttons Seafood & More 570-1004 Hwy. 98 next to fruit stand Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 10-7. Sat. 10-7 Closed Sun. & Wed. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company Bloomington, ILStop by a State Farm agents oce, or call me today to nd out how much you can save. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. Auto rates just got lower.1001010.1 Gayla Parks, Agent 2905 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32301 Bus: 850-222-6208 gayla.parks.hbr4@statefarm.com Friday, Sept., 28 starts at 5pm850745-61654360-B Crawfordville Hwy. (next to Captain SeaNiles)GRAND OPENING!Come join us for complimentary hot and cold hors doeuvres, soft drinks, and fresh popped popcorn!Open regularly from 10am to Midnight, 7 days a week. Tw o Palms Two Palms Internet Caf Internet Caf Mingle with us in a comfortable and relaxed setting!Come join us and be a part of the action atSocialize with us and see if you can get lucky! Door prizes presented every hour during the Grand Opening! How can a property appraiser help create new jobs? Fair treatment is what any of us seek for our hard earned dollars; investors in work centers are no different. I have appraised property over my 38 year career in 35 counties of Florida and in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and the Caribbean. There are many factors that go into the decision to locate or relocate a business. Quality of life is near the top of the list and Wakulla's natural features are of major si gnificance. Wakulla County also has one of the highest rated school systems in the state. Yet it lacks career opportunities for the best and br ightest graduates to return for fulfilling, high-level jobs and to raise their families near grandparents. High-tech, clean industry is drawn to areas near major universities; other counties are getting Wakulla's share! Investors will be more attracted to Wakulla when they know property assessments are fair; plus, existing buildings have potential for conversion! AND when the commercial/industrial tax base increases, the tax burden on homes decreases! Please help me contribute to Waku lla's next chapter with your vote "A campaign begun with a mustard seed" Jim Parham for Property Appraiser www.FairValuesInWakulla.com Paid by Jim Parham No Party Affiliation for Property Appraiser Continued from Page 1AThis was a huge shock to everyone at our festival planning meeting the next day, said Bill Lowrie, executive director of Florida Foresight, the organization that oversees the Big Bend Maritime Center. The sudden loss of Nancy her leadership and can do attitude will be very dif cult to replace. This tragedy, along with learning about three different events that take place the same day, caused the group to make this decision, Lowrie said. The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuges Monarch Butter y Festival was scheduled for the week after but was changed, the Florida State University Football game was rescheduled from Thursday to Saturday and the Smoke and Fire barbecue competition is being held that day. We simply had no time to recover from the loss of Nancys assistance and the real possibility of diminished attendance, which would result in less revenue for our vendors, as well as lower gate receipts for the Maritime Center, Lowrie said. The committee plans to meet in October to discuss alternate events to celebrate the maritime heritage and also raise money for the maritime center.Mighty Mullet Festival is cancelledWakulla County Sheriffs Of ce deputies conducted another DUI checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 22, and stopped 157 vehicles during a one-hour check period on U.S. Highway 319. The checkpoint and extra patrols were funded by a Florida Department of Transportation traf c safety grant. The average delay time for motorists was 58 seconds. Deputies recorded four traf c violations with two for driving without a driver license and two for no proof of insurance. The saturation patrol produced 63 traf c stops, six speeding citations, two DUI arrests and one felony habitual offender. The DUI arrests were made in Crawfordville and St. Marks and the habitual traf c offender was in Medart. The WCSO conducted a DUI checkpoint over Labor Day weekend that also produced DUI arrests.Special to The NewsA 32-year-old Apalachicola man was arrested Friday. Sept. 21 and faces six charges following a prescription drug forgery investigation and a speedy vehicle drive off that nearly injured one of the investigating deputies, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum. Joshua Nathan Dansereau was arrested and charged with resisting an of cer by eeing and attempting to elude law enforcement; aggravated assault on a police officer; forgery by altering a prescription; resisting an officer with violence; resisting an of cer without violence; and forgery to obtain a controlled substance. Dansereau is also being held for an out of county warrant from Franklin County. The Franklin County Sheriffs Office reported that Dansereau was wanted in their jurisdiction for the theft of a drug prescription pad from an Apalachicola doctors of ce. Pharmacy of cials at Wal-Mart contacted the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office about a suspicious prescription request. Contact was made with the doctors office which con rmed that the prescription was not valid. WCSO deputies closed in on their suspect and attempted to arrest Dansereau when he ed the store on foot and jumped into a motor vehicle to ee the area. Deputy Will Hudson attempted to verbally stop the suspect while also opening the vehicle door as the suspect attempted to drive away. Dansereau rapidly accelerated his vehicle with Deputy Hudsons arm caught inside the vehicle. Deputy Hudson was nearly crushed between the eeing vehicle and a vehicle parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Deputy Hudson was able to safely free himself from the vehicle as Dansereau slowed to make a right turn toward U.S. Highway 319. Dansereau turned southbound on U.S. Highway 319 where he was spotted by Detectives Derek Lawhon, Nick Boutwell and Lorne Whaley in the area of Donaldson-Williams Road. A traffic stop was conducted by the detectives but Dansereau refused to exit the vehicle or open the vehicle window. Deputies used force on the vehicle window to secure the suspect for officer safety. Dansereau was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains under a $43,000 bond. The vehicle was impounded at the sheriffs of ce. Apalachicola man faces six charges Joshua Nathan Dansereau DUI checkpoint heldBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAfter approving the budget at the Sept. 18 St. Marks City Commission meeting, commissioners will have to meet again after the Department of Revenue noticed the city had the wrong advertisement published in The News for its budget hearing. City and county governments are required to hold two public hearings on the proposed budget and also advertise these hearings to provide notice to citizens of these meetings, as well as a budget summary. The city ran the advertisements in the Sept. 13 issue of The News, but failed to include a notice of a property tax increase. The city is maintaining its millage rate of 5.0327 per $1,000 of assessed property value, but because property values increased, the citys rollback rate is 4.8976. That is 2.76 percent below the millage rate, according to DOR. So, the city is required to run a notice of a tax increase. City Manager Zoe Mans- eld said the city failed to ll out the proper form. They were contacted by the state who informed them how to correct the error. There was nothing done bad, Mans eld said. Weve had the same budget for the past three years. The city commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall to approve the budget.ST. MARKSCity has to re-advertise budget after problem

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Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 9 a.m. 12 p.m. At our brand-new TLFCU branch: 2655-C Crawfordville HighwayFREE family-friendly entertainment, delicious food from Myra Jeans, live classic rock from Second Act, additional music from 103.1 The Wolf, and giveaways, giveaways, giveaways! You could win a $500 gift certificate for a hunting trip at Southwind Plantation in Bainbridge, GA. www.huntsouthwind.comAn all-ages camouflage fashion show sponsored by Kevins Sporting Goods! Refinance any vehicle through TLFCU and receive two-percent cash back of the original loan value, up to $500 !* GO HOME WITH CASH FUN ACTIVITIES GRAND PRIZE FASHION SHOW TLFCU.org | 866.876.4638 bank smallTHINK BIG Federally Insured by NCUA. *Bonus is 2% of the new principal loan balance with TLFCU, subject to a maximum bonus of $500. Bonus is only available for vehicles currently financed with another lender. The member is responsible for paying all fees associated with the loan, including doc stamps, title, and lien fees. Loan approval is subject to credit verification, income level, debt ratio, collateral approval and TLFCU's underwriting guidelines. Some restrictions may apply. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Ask one of our Loan Specialists for all details, fees, and current rates. Membership eligibility limited to those who live, work, o r worship in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, or Wakulla county.

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Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 sports news and team views Sports#4 FSU beats #10 Clemson in a thrillerIn The Huddle, Page 5BLady War Eagles beat FAMU, fall to Florida High Page 6BRiversprings squeaks past WMSPage 3BBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netOff to a 3-0 start and ranked No. 1 in Division 5A by Maxpreps, you might think Head Coach Scott Klees would be happy with his team. But after a tough game with Fort White on Friday night, Klees said he was disappointed, though the War Eagles did come out on top with a 37-26 victory. What frustrated me was not the effort of our guys but the maturity, he said. You cant be too high or get too excited, but you also cant be too low. Klees said his football team got upset, and he was disappointed that his senior-led team didnt settle down. He credited special teams with creating four fumbles, a hard-hitting defense that created some turnovers, and sang high praise for players who stepped up their game including running back Malik Thomas, a junior, who carried the ball six times for 86 yards and two touchdowns. It was his rst real experience as varsity and he tore it up, Klees said of Thomas. Klees praised freshman running back Monterious Loggins who went in as a linebacker and got an interception. He also praised junior wide receiver Jordan Franks who has scored in every game and has six TDs already this year. But Wakulla has been hit by the injury bug, with a spate of starters suffering from problems. Quarterback Caleb Stephens injured his knee in the game and was having a MRI on Monday. Mikal Cromartie didnt dress out for the Fort White game because of an ankle injury. Lineman and Offensive Player of the Week John Cole was at the hospital Monday with a hip injury. Kicker and running back Dillon Norman had an ankle injury he picked up in practice last week and thats why Klees was going for two-point conversions in the Fort White game he said he was unsure of whether Norman could rely on his plant foot for kicking. Out for the year is Clay Morrison with a torn ACL. Two bright spots were the return of lineman Chris Griffin, who bruised his shoulder two weeks ago and sat out the North Florida Christian game last week but was back for every offensive down against Fort White, and speedy back Demetrius Lindsey, who carried the ball 11 times for 97 yards despite getting dinged up against NFC, where he sat out the second half of that game. Told of the observation of one watcher at the game that Wakulla didnt play well enough to deserve to win, but Fort White played poorly enough to deserve to lose Klees said he wouldnt go quite that far. His team played well in spurts, he said. But not for the complete four quarters. Fort White had 10 turnovers in the game six fumbles and four interceptions. If we dont get turnovers, we dont win, Klees said. But a lot of turnovers were created by very, very physical special teams and defensive play, Klees said. Klees was frustrated that his team was in a position to put Fort White away to start the third quarter, but saw them get right back in the game and take a lead within two minutes of the second half kick-off to go up 19-18 over the War Eagles. Weve got potential and weve got talent, Klees said. Just if it all meshes together and if we learn to be patient and even-keeled. Continued on Page 4BWAR EAGLES STAY UNDEFEATEDWakulla prevails in a game riddled with turnovers, winning 37-26 over Fort White PHOTO BY KEN FIELDS?SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFreshman running back Monterious Loggins carries the ball through the gap created by lineman Chris Grif n, 72, on the left driving a defensive player to the ground, and wide receiver Dalton Norman, 8, on the right. UP NEXT: Jefferson County comes to visit on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Ofce Hours: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m. (850) 877-55892770 Capital Medical Blvd., Suite 110, Tallahassee, FL 32308 | CapitalRegionalMedicalCenter.com Stephanie Lee, MDDr. Lee is joining Dr. Michael Douso and Dr. Kathrine Lupo at Capital Regional Womens Health. As an FSU School of Medicine graduate, she is happy to return to Tallahassee.Capital Regional Womens Health accepts Capital Health Plan and most other insurance carriers.Next Day Appointments AvailableCapital Regional Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Lee Specializing in Gynecology & Obstetrics Expert physicians.Quality obstetrical & gynecological care. Law Oce Est. 1998Foreclosures Creditor/Debtor Business Law17 High Drive, Suite C Courthouse Square Crawfordville, Florida Attorney-at Law Certified Circuit Court Mediator MOLD? ALLERGIES?HURRICANE SEASON is HEREAnyone in need of a certied building contractor with a mold certication please feel free to contact me.WE ALSO WORK WITH YOUR EMERGENCY AND INSURANCE COVERAGEMIKE PECKHAM 850-980-2821 Always remember a workers comp. exempt card does not protect the homeowner. lic. no cbc1253204

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Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, Sept. 27 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the Panacea Womens 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. COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Poseys 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. 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. Friday, Sept. 28 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. BOOK CLUB meets at the public library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresas 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 Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832. Saturday, Sept. 29 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 will meet at 3106 Shadeville Highway, across from the volunteer re department, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321. SOPCHOPPY GROWERS MARKET will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Posh Java, Organics & Gifts, on the corner of Rose St. and Winthrop Ave., in downtown Sopchoppy. The market features locally grown, organic and unsprayed produce, homemade bread, and other food items. To participate in the market, contact Posh Java at (850) 9621010 or email poshjava@gmail.com for details. Sunday, Sept. 30 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call (850) 545-1853. Monday, Oct. 1 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the Panacea Womens 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. FREE RESPITE CARE is offered by The Alzheimers Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. 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, Oct. 2 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 childrens 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 LIONS CLUB will meet at 6 p.m. at Myra Jeans Restaurant. Wednesday, Oct. 3 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 NAMI Wakulla, 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 COUNTY COALITION FOR YOUTH will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the library. Thursday, Oct.4 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the Panacea Womens 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. COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Poseys 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.Special EventsThursday, Sept. 27 WAKULLA COUNTY UNITED WAY KICKOFF will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at La Parrillada Mexican Grill and Bar, Crawfordville. RSVP by Sept. 25 by emailing Megan Picht at megan@uwbb.org. AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR NORTH FLORIDA will hold its board of directors meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.,2414 Mahan Drive; Tallahassee. The meeting is open to the public. Friday, Sept. 28 A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE will be held at the Senior Center starring Margo Anderson and the Country Classic Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. There will be a cash bar and raf e. Proceeds help to bene t Senior Citizens services. CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING will be held for Tallahassee Leon Federal Credit Union, 2655 C Crawfordville Highway, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 PAMPER YOUR POOCH FUNDRAISER will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hudson Park by C.H.A.T of Wakulla. All natural bath and ea dip, nail clipping, anal gland extraction, photo shoot, micro chipping. All proceeds will help with food and medical expenses for Wakulla homeless pets at the C.H.A.T. adoption center. PUBLIC LANDS DAY will be held at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Admission to the park is free. There will be volunteer orientation at 9 a.m. Refuge Volunteer Coordinator David Moody will review current and proposed projects, setting dates for training and future projects. A taco luncheon will be provided by the St. Marks Refuge Association for all volunteers from noon to 1 p.m. Service Project will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. They will be working in the wild ower gardens along Lighthouse Road. Bring gloves, sunhat, water and bug repellent. Register by calling 925-6121 or email david_moody@fws.gov. DRUG TAKE BACK DAY will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crums Mini Mall in Panacea, the Kangaroo convenience store in Wakulla Station and the Wakulla County Health Department in Crawfordville. Deputies will collect unwanted medications from members of the community. The medications will be collected for safe destruction to keep them from harming the environment or falling into the wrong hands. Sunday, Sept. 30 FIGHT FOR AIR STAIR CLIMB will be hosted by the American Lung Association in Florida at Plaza Tower, located at 300 S. Duval Street (downtown Tallahassee). Participants will climb 22 stories/398 steps. Wakulla County Fire Rescue will be represented. All nishers will receive a medal. Connect with them on their event page on Facebook-American Lung Association in Florida. Visitwww.FightForAirStairClimbTallahassee.org for more information or call (850) 241-1003.Upcoming Events Saturday, Oct. 6 CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held for the United Way of the Big Bend hosted by St. Marks Powder at Wildwood Country Club. Registration time is 7:30 a.m. Teeoff is at 8:30 a.m. Two closest to the pin contest, two longest drive contest, putting challenge and hole in one contest with 2012 car provided by Dodge will be held. Cost is $75 per player and $150 per team. Sponsorships available. Contact Rachel Kipp at 850-577-2889; cell: 850-566-948; or email at rachel.kipp@gd-ots.com. FIRST FSU COASTAL MARINE LAB REGATTA, Whatever Floats Your Boat, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. The object of the Regatta itself is not so much to get some place rst as it is simply to stay a oat. The challenge is to create a homemade boat that is at once artistically interesting, reasonably buoyant, and made from recycled materials. There is a $25 registration fee. The deadline to register is Sept. 25. There will be prizes for the rst boat to cross the nish line, most creative use of materials, Titanic Award to the most spectacular failure and Peoples Choice. Register online at marinelab.fsu.edu/outreach/regatta.html. SHADEVILLE ELEMENTARYS 29TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The coronation will be held at 2 p.m. in the lunchroom. Booth will open at 2 p.m. Only tickets will be accepted at the booths. There will be bingo held in the library. There will be booth prizes and a new booth called the Super Soaker. There will also be entertainment by The Polynesian Fire Knife Dancers, Say On and more. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, nachos, popcorn and a sweet shoppe. BOOK SALE EXTRAVAGANZA will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to noon. They will have 1,000s of books, audio, video and more. Proceeds bene t childrens programs at the library. Sunday, Oct. 7 FIRST SUNDAY AT THE REFUGE PRESENTATION SERIES will feature Glenda Simmons as she presents Backyard Bluebirding: How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard at 2 p.m. at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Simmons is a member of the North American Bluebird Society and charter member of the Florida Bluebird Society. First Sunday presentations are in the Environmental Education Center, Natures Classroom at St. Marks Refuge,1255 Lighthouse Road. Seating is limited. Refuge entrance fees apply. Call 925-6121 for more information. Monday, Oct. 8 WILDERNESS COAST PUBLIC LIBRARIES GOVERNING BOARD will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call (850) 997-7400. Thursday, Oct. 11 ANNUAL FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA AND AUCTION will be held by the Wakulla Coastal Optimist Club at 6:30 p.m. at Wildwood Country Club. This is their most important activity of the year because the money earned goes to fund the scholarships they give out to Wakulla High seniors each year through the Wakulla Academic Boosters. They will be modeling clothing for men and women from Way Out West, Carrolls Boot Country, Crums Mini Mall, Bealls and Maurices. Entertainer of the Year, Kevin Story, will be the guest performer. For tickets: Centennial Bank June Vause (926-6615), Susan Payne Turner, or Jared Richardson. In Panacea, see Noah or Sherrie Posey Miller at Poseys Steam Room or Dr. Quill Turk at Dentistry By The Sea. CAPITAL AREA HEALTHY START COALITION will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. Wakulla County providers, care coordinators, local professionals and consumers are invited to begin the CAHSC service delivery planning process. This is the organizational meeting for developing the 2015-2020 plan. Page 2B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com Government Meetings Thursday, Sept. 27 SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION will meet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall for a workshop on a possible charter change to salaries for commissioners. Monday, Oct. 1 COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers.By SCOTT JOYNERLibrary DirectorSpecial Friday Night Movie Showing As next weeks Book Extravaganza throws a kink in our bi-weekly movie schedule and there has been a demand for a certain superhero movie, were doing a special showing this Friday, Sept. 28. This PG-13 action packed thrill ride brings the characters from Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), among others, together for the rst time to fight invaders led by Thors half-brother Loki who want to destroy the Earth. A movie years in the making after having the groundwork laid by the Marvel Comics superhero lms named above, this lm has made more than $1.5 billion worldwide and is the third highest grossing movie of all time. We expect a big crowd for this lm so arrive early. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. showing. Book Extravaganza on Oct. 6 Mark you calendars now for our bi-monthly Book Extravaganza Fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. As always, well have thousands of books, video and audio available at this popular event. All funds raised go directly toward the Friends of the Library and aid us in offsetting many library expenses. For those who couldnt make our very successful silent auction a couple weeks back (nearly $3,000 raised at last count), along with those who did, we encourage you to come out and continue your always generous support of your library! E-book update Beginning next month we will be beginning to build our e-book collection in order to go live with the service before the end of October. Were excited to provide this new addition to our collection and would like your help. What would you like to see in our e-book collection? What genres or authors are your favorites? What do you think we should concentrate on? Please feel free to give us your opinion by coming by, giving me a call at 926-7415, or shoot me an email at scottj@wakullalibrary.org. Please keep in mind that were not going from zero to hundreds of titles overnight, but wed love to get some input from our patrons as we take this next step in continuing to provide the citizens of Wakulla County the modern library they deserve! Political EventsThursday, September 27 POLITICAL FORUM for County Commission seats 1, 3, 5 by the League of Women Voters of Wakulla. Seat 1 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Seat 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Seat 5 at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 FISH FRY FUNDRAISER for Bobby Pearce, superintendent of schools candidate, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Shriners Club on U.S. Highway 319. EVENT FOR CHARLIE CREEL, candidate for sheriff, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wakulla Livestock Pavilion, 84 Cedar Avenue. Dinner will be provided by Coastal Restaurant. Tuesday, Oct. 9 POLITICAL FORUM will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center by the Chamber. All local candidates are invited. Library News... Wakulla County United Way Kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. at La Parrillada Grill and Bar. A Tribute to Patsy Cline at Senior Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Pamper Your Pooch fundraiser at Hudson Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. County Commission meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers.ThursdayFridaySaturdayMonday Week Week in inWakulla akullaWakulla akulla Email your community events to jjensen@thewakullanews.net

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By JOEY JACOBSRMS CoachThe Riversprings Bears and the Wakulla Wildcats were supposed to tangle back in August. The schools usually begin the season with a kickoff extravaganza, but scheduling conflicts with the stadium forced the programs to reschedule the game to last Thursday, Sept. 20. Both schools entered the game searching for their rst win of the season, but it was RMS that was able to squeak out a 16-14 win. The format of the early season game between the cross-county rivals is unique, in that the starters play for one half, second stringers for one quarter, and the younger and less experienced players for one quarter. Starters also play special teams the entire contest. This season, it was the itty bittys that started the game. RMS received the opening kickoff, but turned it over to WMS when Riversprings quarterback Kyle Johnson fumbled the rst snap from scrimmage, giving WMS the ball at the Bear 33-yard line. After a loss of one on rst down, WMS scampered 34 yards for a touchdown on their second play from scrimmage. The Wildcats added the extra point, and WMS was on top 8-0. On the ensuing kickoff, RMS standout Demarcus Lindsey returned the kick 62 yards for a Bear touchdown. Seventh grader Darrius Smith, playing his rst snap ever at quarterback, punched the ball in for the extra point, tying the game at 8-8. WMS fumbled the RMS pooch kick, which was recovered by Jake McCarl. RMS couldnt mount a drive, and turned the ball over to Wakulla after a 4th down fumble on the WMS 23yard line. The Wildcats then marched down the field, chewing up yardage and the clock, scoring on a 26-yard TD run. WMS would miss the PAT, making the lead 14-8, giving WMS the 1st quarter edge. At the beginning of the 2nd quarter, the second team came in. Back-up quarterback Jake McCarl would lead the RMS second squad, and they would get as close as the WMS 21-yard line, but a holding penalty, coupled with a stiff WMS defense would end the RMS drive. The Wakulla second group didnt fare any better, and the 1st half came to a close with WMS still leading 14-8. As the second half got underway, it proved to be a defensive struggle. The third quarter came and went, without either team threatening to score. The Bears would nally break into the scoring column again in the fourth quarter when, backed up to their own 16-yard line, quarterback Zach Norman hit Demarcus Lindsey, who blazed down the left sideline, tying the game at 14-14. Norman then threw a PAT pass to Justin Davis, putting the Bears up 16-14. The Wildcats were not nished, however, mounting a drive from their own 36. A 6-yard run and a Bear offsides penalty gave WMS a rst down at their 48-yard line. A stiffening Bears defense and a WMS false start penalty put WMS in a 4th and long situation, but the Wildcats completed a 27yard pass, which gave them new life and the ball at the RMS 24-yard line. The Wildcats nearly won it when Wakullas quarterback threw to a wide open Wildcat, but the pass was a little long. The drive ended when a pass was completed short of the 1st down marker and RMS safety Demarcus Lindsey made the tackle. The Bears and Wildcats will tangle again on Oct. 18 in the annual Sand-gnat Slobberknocker for the Wakulla County Middle School Championship. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 3Bsports news and team views SportsBy PAUL HOOVERWHS Track CoachOn Saturday, Sept. 22, the WHS cross country teams made their annual trek to Silver Lake in the Apalachicola National Forest for the Prefontaine Forest Run 5K. The annual race, sponsored by the Gulf Winds Track Club (GWTC), is a true cross country run that traverses deep sand hills, motorcross trails and two-rut forest roads and whatever obstacles, natural or manmade that the race director, Jeff Nielson, can think up. More than 196 runners nished this years race. Depending upon the speci c course conditions, the race course is considered to be one to three minutes slower than the typical 5K road course. The WHS runners tackled the tough course in exceptional fashion, with seven of the local boys placing in the top 25 overall. They were led by team captain Aaron Smith (5th) and J.P. Piotrowski (6th), with Travis Parks in close pursuit in 9th place. The other top nishers were Lane Williams (15th), Alan Pierson (17th), Albert Smythe (19th) and Mitchell Atkinson (23rd). The local girls also ran well, even without three of their top ve runners, who missed the race. Team captain Raychel Gray led the charge and nished as the 7th female. Newcomer Kayla Webbe ran a strong effort to nish in 11th place with veteran Lilianna Broadway right behind in 12th. Rounding out the top 7 for the WHS girls were Connie Lewis, Marlee Kelley, Ava Shaw and Logan Kelley. Assistant Coach Greg James showed many of the youngsters how to do it by nishing in 12th place overall. This is really a fun race for kids and us coaches, said Coach Paul Hoover. The course is by far the toughest well run this year, but the kids seem to love the challenge and there is so much less pressure in this race. WHS alum Stanley Linton won this years race. The WHS teams have an off-week coming up this week, but will be back in action on Oct. 6 at the huge FSU Invitational (over 100 teams are expected), which will be held in Tallahassee on the Apalachee Regional Cross Country Park, the site of this years state nals race. CROSS COUNTRY MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALLTeams do well in Forest RunRiversprings squeaks by WMS PHOTO BY LISA KINARD/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe Wakulla Wildcat runner is tackled by the Riversprings Bear defenders. October Is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThe Wakulla News Pink Paper Day Thursday, October 4The Wakulla News will be IN THE PINK on Oct. 4 when the entire newspaper will be printed on PINK NEWSPRINT as part of the fight against breast cancer. Some of the proceeds from advertising, special tribute opportunities, subscriptions sales and donations in conjunction with the Oct. 4 PINK PAPER will go to the We Can Foundation a nonprofit organization that assists local cancer patients with out of pocket expenses such as gas and medications. This is one of the largest grassroots movements to make funding available for breast cancer screening, treatment and care as well as federal funding for breast cancer research.Be a part of this special promotion and make a difference in your community!(850) 926-7102 Pick up the same ad during October for 10% Off.Special Rate IncentivesFull Page. ...........................$400 Half Page............................$300 Quarter Page .....................$125*All other sizes will be billed at the 13 Week Contract Rate. Publish Date: October 4th Ad Deadline: September 28th Please support the fight against cancer by advertising on this special page October 4th.The Wakulla News will be IN THE PINK on October 4 when the entire newspaper will be printed on PINK NEWSPRINT as part of the fight against breast cancer. Some of the proceeds from adv ertising, spe cial tribute opportunities, subscriptions sales and donations in conjunction with the News October 4 PINK PAPER will go to the W e Can Foundation a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients with out of pocket expenses such as gas and medications. ONLY$40.00Pick up your ad for the rest of the October for ONLY $25.00 each!2x3(3.389x3) !!" 2012 Go to www.bigbendhospice.org to Sign-up Today! 11:30am Registration and Lunch 12:30pm Tee-o October 26, 2012Wildwood Country ClubSAVE THE DATE!For more information, call Pam Allbritton at 850.926.9308Wakulla County Big Bend Hospice

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Page 4B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comContinued from Page 1B Weve just got to x the mental mistakes on both sides of the ball, he said. Our schedule is so tough were facing some very good coaches and very good teams, and theyre going to nd out where our weakness is. GAME RECAP The War Eagles came out ring on the second play of the game, Caleb Stephens hit a wide-open Jordan Franks down the middle of the eld for a 75-yard touchdown. The two-point attempt was no good. Wakulla 6-0 with 11:35 remaining in the rst quarter. On Fort Whites rst series, free safety Bryan Nichols pulled the ball of the Indian receivers hands for an interception. Wakulla returned the favor with an interception in the end zone that was run out to the 24-yard line. Fort White drove the ball down the eld and, on a second and goal from the 7, scored on a pass. The Indians went for 2, but it was no good. Tied 6-6, 7:59 in rst. On the kickoff, Demetrius Lindsey bobbled the ball, but secured it and ran it to the 40. The drive stalled, and on 4th and 3, Wakulla ran a fake punt that failed Fort White took over on the Wakulla side of mid eld. But Fort White fumbled and Wakulla recovered but was unable to move the ball. On Fort Whites next possession, Wakullas Sheldon Johnson picked off a pass and returned it to the 14-yard line. On second and goal at the 2, Stephens ran a quarterback keeper and pushed the pile into the endzone for a score. The two-point attempt was no good. Wakulla 12-6 with seconds remaining in the rst. On Fort Whites next possession, another fumble recovered by Wakulla, but the War Eagle offense couldnt move the ball. Fort White seemed to be putting together a strong drive on their next series, but a powerful hit on a pass play jarred the ball loose and Wakulla recovered. But Wakulla fumbled it back to Fort White. The Indians were going backwards after two false start penalties, and Dalton Nichols stepped in front of a pass to intercept it. Showing some power and speed, Stephens ran it in for TD and the two-point conversion was no good. Wakulla 18-6 at the half. On the second play of the second half, Fort White scored on a pass play when the receiver sprinted across the eld, breaking tackles and outrunning defenders to the goal. The two-point was no good. Wakulla was still up, 18-12. Wakulla fumbled on its next possession, and Fort White scooped it up to score a TD. The extra point was good, and Wakulla was trailing, 19-18. Wakulla settled down and mounted a sustained drive that culminated in a 6-yard Malik Thomas run for a score. The two-point attempt was no good, but Wakulla was back on top 24-19. On the subsequent kickoff, the squib kick went through one Indians legs and bounced off another and was recovered by Brandon Nichols. That series culminated in a 9-yard sprint to the end zone by Demetrius Lindsey. The extra point was good, and Wakulla was up 31-19. Another fumble on a kickoff was recovered by Wakulla, but the War Eagles couldnt move the ball. On the second play of the fourth quarter, Fort White fought back and completed a pass play for a score to get back in it, 31-26. On Wakullas next possession, Malik Thomas scampered for 40 yards to put the game away. Fort White tried to battle back, but the Wakulla defense bowed up and made a stand that included Brandon Nichols knocking down a ball, and then an interception at the goal line that was run back to the 17. Wakulla ran the clock out to end the game. UP NEXT: JEFFERSON Them and Taylor are our two rivals, Klees said. And while Jefferson is 0-4, those losses have come at the hands of Madison, Godby, East Gadsden and Bay. All four of which are very good teams, he said. Madison was only up 6-0 at the half against Jefferson, and Godby led only 7-0 at the half. It is the second half when depth in the roster becomes a factor for Jefferson, Klees said. We will have to play well to win, Klees said. These teams were playing are the real deal. WAKULLA RANKED As for Wakulla being ranked No. 1 on Maxpreps and No. 3 by the AP, Klees doesnt want to hear it. Dont even talk about it, he said. Were nowhere near where we need to be right now.WAR EAGLES STAY UNDEFEATEDPlayers of the WeekJOHN COLE 86% Played unbelievably on offensive line, says Klees BRANDON NICHOLS Defensive back had 3 knockdowns, an INT and fumble recovery JAMES DOUIN recovered a fumble and had 3 tackles on special teamsO ense Defense Special Teams Its football season once more and therefore, its also time for the annual WHS NJROTC Fish Fry. This year will mark the 20th annual Fish Fry, with this being the third year in a row that fried shrimp is the main entre. The food is provided by Poseys Up The Creek and costs $8 per plate. Each ticket redeems a meal that consists of fried shrimp, cheese grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and sweet tea. The Fish Fry will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, outside the WHS football stadium. The event will last from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any NJROTC cadet or at the Fish Fry. The pro ts enable all cadets to participate fully in the NJROTC program, regardless of their familys economic status.NJROTC Fish Fry set for Friday nights game KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS WILLIAM SNOWDEN WILLIAM SNOWDEN KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSWakulla defensive players James Douin and Michael Sarvis converge for the hit. War Eagle quarterback Caleb Stephens makes a move on a defender. The Wakulla student section shows some school spirit in the stands. The War Eagle band plays. Dequon Simmons breaks one up the middle. Demetrius Lindsey gets ready to deliver a hit.

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FLORIDA FLORIDA gators gatorsBy TIM LINAFELT EJ Manuel isnt one to talk much about his accomplishments. Naturally, as Florida States starting quarterback, Manuel elds all sorts of questions all the time, and hes often asked about how he feels, how he played, what its like to accomplish the sorts of things that he does. Invariably, Manuel will de- ect credit to his teammates and coaches. But after putting his signature all over the Seminoles 4937 win over Clemson Saturday night, Manuel didnt have to talk about himself. There were plenty of others more than willing to do it for him. Im going to have to look at the lm, but I dont remember him making a bad decision all night, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. Even the most minute lm study probably wont reveal much Manuel was simply magni cent Saturday night. He completed 27 of 35 passes for 380 yards and two touchdowns, eclipsing his career-high for yardage in the third quarter. He ran for another 102 yards as part of a Seminole rushing attack that racked up 287 yards and ve touchdowns. And most importantly, he rallied a team that, early in the third quarter, stared straight at a two-touchdown de cit, a silenced home crowd and the potential for yet another de ating defeat for a program desperate to make a positive statement on the national stage. By the time he was done, Manuel became the rst FSU quarterback since Charlie Ward to pass for 300 yards and run for another 100. Im going to call C-Ward, Manuel said. I talked to him last night. He told me to go out there and take what they gave me. Thats a huge accomplishment. And longtime ABC play-byplay man Brent Musberger announced to the nation that he mightve asserted himself as the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy. Manuel, of course, responded to that notion in typical fashion. I just want to win games for my teammates, he said. Im not really about personal accolades and things like that. His teammates werent quite so modest. EJ was acting like the man in the huddle, said receiver Rodney Smith, who caught one of Manuels two touchdown passes. He played like the man and he acted like the man. Im just happy for that guy. Hes a great leader. Hes the leader of the FSU team, defensive end Bjoern Werner said. This is what we needed and he stepped up. He has a lot of followers. The Seminoles followed Manuel did down the field for what had to be the fastest, most efficient collection of scoring drives any of them had seen in quite some time. Florida State scored seven touchdowns. Not one of them took more than seven plays, and not one of them took more than two minutes and 41 seconds off the game clock. Twice FSU took just one play to score. And when the Seminoles hit a snag as they did when Chris Thompson had a 22-yard touchdown run nullified by a hold Manuel brought the team back together and right back into the end zone. On the very next play, Manuel connected with Smith for a 29-yard score that gave FSU its rst lead. That was great I was very happy for EJ because he prepares to be great every single day, running back Chris Thompson said. I am really excited for him. And for all of Manuels big plays, it was the touchdown he didnt score that he chose not to score that may have impressed his coaches and teammates the most. Facing third-and-eight with a 12-point lead, 1:15 left in the game and Clemson holding one last time out and a nal shred of hope, Manuel took off on a 28-yard run down the right sideline, careening toward the end zone. Maybe he couldve scored, maybe a Clemson defender wouldve tripped him up short of the goal line. No one will ever know, though, because rather than push for one more accolade a touchdown that wouldve given the Tigers another offensive possession Manuel simply fell to the ground. Clemson used its last timeout and Manuel took a knee on the next play. The thing he did a the end, what I thought was extremely sel ess, unsel sh and understood how to win, Fisher said. If we score, were up three (possessions), but I dont care, they can get the ball back. He knew that. EJ Manuel I say it all the time, its one game here, but I get to coach him every day and look into his eyes and see what he does and how he thinks, and hes a tremendous young man. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 5B FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES FLORIDA FLORIDA gators gators The Weekend Slate The Weekend Slate In The Huddle A weekly look at college football in the Sunshine State te Your ad could be here! Call 926-7102Florida A&M at SouthernSaturday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m.The game can be seen on famuathletics.com. #11 Florida Saturday, Sept. 29 Bye Week #4 Florida State at South FloridaSaturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.The game can be seen on ESPN.THE SIGNAL OF THE SIGNAL OF A NEW ERA A NEW ERA EJ Manuel became the rst FSU quarterback since Charlie Ward to throw for more than 300 yards and run for more than 100 yards. Some day we make look back at that critical second half against Texas A&M as the de ning moment for WILL MUSCHAMP.By Marty Cohen There comes a time when a program experiences a seminal moment, a transforming event that propels the program from its long-held position into another sphere, up or down. It generally becomes apparent in hindsight, when we can look back and circle a monumental achievement as the springboard toward a new future. But sometimes the feeling envelops you at the time, the idea you just witnessed a critical victory or devastating defeat that will carry far more clout than usual. Steve Spurrier knew it after the second game he coached at Florida, a road win at Alabama in 1990. The signi cance was more symbolic than actual, since this was a crummy Crimson Tide team that nished a mediocre 7-5. Yet at that juncture in history, this was still the type of contest Florida rarely won, and it proved to be the barrier-buster Spurrier often referred to as one of the key pavers on the road to ultimate success. Perhaps its a tad premature, because there is still a long, long path for Florida to travel back to the elite of college football. Yet last Saturdays resounding triumph over Tennessee in Knoxville only reinforced the magnitude and importance of the previous weeks second-half performance in the comeback win at Texas A&M. Florida had not secured a victory in that manner in Will Muschamps rst year at the helm. Falling behind in hostile territory generally meant an eventual defeat, but the Gators showed some newfound resolve in College Station. There were plenty of ugly aspects, but the Gators parlayed a dominating nal 37 minutes into a victory over the Aggies, a win that may ultimately be the one we look back on and say, Yep, that was the day it all changed. That notion was reinforced after the Gators blasted Tennessee out of the stadium in the second half last Saturday night, a forceful showing that left no doubt which program was on the way back and which one still can simply dream about past glory. The rivalry remains dormant after the ickering embers were poked a bit this week, especially with Vols staring down the barrel of a schedule that still has road games at Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi State and a home game with Alabama, plus Missouri. With eight consecutive victories in the series and the Vols balloon just about completely de ated, it might be a long time before CBS decides to tab FloridaTennessee again to kick off its SEC coverage. Like the previous week, when the Gators trailed by 10 midway through the second quarter at Texas A&M, they remained poised and never cracked on the road. Everything came together during a brilliant second half, as once again the defense clamped down after intermission and the ever-improving offense simply exploded. 1 1-866-742-1373 www.AdNetworksFlorida.com The key to advertising success Classified Display Metro Daily Online of Wakulla Sponsored bywww.bigbendhospice.orgyour hometown hospice, licensed since 1983Compassionate Care Pain Management & Grief Support850-878-5310 Turn account receivables into CASH!!! Tired of wai ng 30, 60, 90 days? Meet payroll. Increase pro ts. 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Page 6B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views SportsBy ELIZABETH ANDREWS Special to The NewsThe Wakulla Lady War Eagles Varsity Volleyball team played two games last week. The rst was against FAMU High on Thursday, Sept. 20, resulting in three straight match wins with scores of 25-7, 25-17 and 25-8. Haley Brown and Breighly Bolton led the team in kills with seven each. Marina Petrandis had an amazing game with eight aces and ve kills followed by Shannan Wood with four kills. Chealsea Carroll had an impressive 21 assists and Jordan Pryor also added three aces. On Monday, Sept. 24, the girls played Florida High at home. Despite winning the rst match 25-22, the girls lost the following three with scores of 24-26, 19-25 and 23-25. Marina Petrandis lead the team in kills with 11, followed by Haley Brown and Breighly Bolton with 10 kills each. Shannan Wood had seven blocks while Caylee Cox had 14 assists. Brown also contributed ve aces, and 17 digs, however, Jordan Pryor lead the team in digs with 22 and four aces. The record is now 4-4. The next game is against Suwannee on Tuesday, Sept. 25, followed by Rickards on Thursday, Sept. 27. Both of these games are district games and are away. The team and coaches have begun to name a player who has displayed exceptional skills, as well as a positive attitude during practice and games. Each week the team will vote for a player whom they believe represents the player of the week. This week this honor was bestowed upon Shannan Wood for her amazing performance in the past three games with 29 kills, four blocks and three digs. She attends every practice with an infectious positive attitude that keeps her teammates smiling. Her coaches believe she deserves the award this week because of her respectful and disciplined attitude as well as her exceptional performance in the last three games. Congratulations to No. 3 Shannan Wood! Thank you for all your hard work! Former Wakulla High School volleyball player Summer Stokley was selected as Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 19 through Sept. 25 at West Virginia Tech in Montgomery, W.Va. The junior middle hitter led the womens volleyball team to its first win of the 2012 season over WVU Parkersburg. During the contest, Stokley recorded 16 kills and three blocks and scored 19 points in the match. Stokley is a criminal justice major whose parents, Taff and Geneva Stokley, are both employed in the law enforcement eld. The junior started her college career at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Ala., and transferred to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City before transferring to West Virginia Tech.VOLLEYBALLLady War Eagles beat FAMU, fall to Florida HighSummer Stokley is student-athlete of week at West Virginia Tech Player of the WeekShannan Wood Summer Stokley PHOTOS BY BILL ROLLINS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSScenes from the Lady War Eagles game against Florida High on Monday. 5:30 pm Social Time 6:00 pm Forum Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center 33 Michael Dr., Crawfordville Wakulla County Chamber of Commercepresents 2012 Candidates ForumTuesday, October 9th, 2012At the SHERIFF Maurice Langston REP Charlie Creel NP A PROPERTY APPRAISER Donnie Sparkman DEM Jim P arham NPA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Robert Bobby Pearce DEM Kimball Kim Thomas NP A COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 Alan Brock DEM Ralph Thomas REP J enny Brock NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 Mike Stewart REP Ho ward Kessler NPA COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 Richard Harden REP J ohn Shuff DEM Emily T. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 7BKeep Wakulla County Beautifuls Coastal Cleanup is held By JO ANN PALMERKWCB DirectorIt was perfect weather on Sept. 15 for the 27th Annual Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup hosted by Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. People were already gathered at Woolley Park in Panacea as we arrived early to setup for the arrival of hundreds of eager volunteers. Cub Scout Pack 5 were the first of hundreds of individuals, groups and organizations from Wakulla and surrounding counties to sign in, pick up supplies and head out in search of debris that had been either improperly disposed of, or washed out by recent severe rains here in the county. Again this year we had site captains posted at four major locations where groups who participate each year usually know our volunteers and are already familiar with the clean up site. Many of our repeat volunteers just head straight to the sites. The turnout this year was astounding and volunteers really seemed to enjoy spending their Saturday morning helping out. Our site at Mashes Sands had the FSU Kite Board club arrive, clean for several hours and then enjoy the water and wind at that beautiful, now clean beach. Lynda Kinsey of The Wakulla News said they were beautiful to watch, and they were having a blast too. Its great to see volunteers come from all around to help clean our shores. Other groups included the TCC Volunteers and Service Learning, Rickards High School and many of our local high school students from groups like the National Honor Society, NJROTC cadets and members of both Interact and AVID. The Friends of Wakulla Springs as always participated again this year and thankfully there are too many for me to recognize all of them. However, thank you to our entire site captains group, volunteers and our sponsors who make this event so successful. This year the totals were 674 volunteers, collecting 5,380 pounds of debris and 10 pounds, 8 ounces of cigarette butts. Cub Scout Pack 5 won the $100 cash prize for the most cigarette butts with a total of 2 pounds, 13 ounces. There were 500 hot dogs compliments of Wal-Mart enjoyed, 655 Pepsi products compliments of Refreshment Services Pepsi consumed and, as a long running tradition, each volunteer was given a complimentary T-shirt made possible by our generous sponsors. As an added bonus we were assisted by the Wakulla County Dive Club, which had divers in the Wakulla River picking up debris that has either washed into the river or was thrown in intentionally. The divers spent the entire morning removing items that cannot only leach chemicals, corrosives and other hazardous waste into our drinking water, but potentially injure you or your family while enjoying the beautiful river. As we begin planning for the 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, mark your calendars for the third Saturday in September 2013. We hope you will come out and get involved. We also have a lot going on with our efforts to Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. You can nd out more about us on our website at kwcb.org, contact the of ce at (850)745-7111 or by email at helpkwcb@ hotmail.com. Remember to recycle, reduce and reuse. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCLEANING WAKULLAS COAST: Members of the Wakulla Dive Club. right, helped with the Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 15 on the Wakulla River, as did members of the FSU Kite Board Club at Shell Point.There were 674 volunteers participating in this years cleanup, who collected more than 5,380 pounds of debris and more than 10 pounds of cigarette butts. ~ BY Le CHAT BOUTIQUE ~ AND LOCAL CANDIDATES ~ WHAT: A DAY AT THE SPA FOR YOUR SPECIAL POOCH WHEN: SATURDAY, Sept. 29, 2012 FROM 10:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.WHERE: Hudson Park, CrawfordvilleAMENITIES FOR THE DISCRIMINATING POOCH: All Natural Ingredients; Aromatherapy Bubble Bath (lavender, vanilla, mintmore); Le Flea & Tick Spray; PAWdicures; DONATIONS: $10.00 ALL AMENITIES/Flea spray included $ 5.00 REGULAR BATH ONLY $ 5.00 GLAMOUR PHOTO (pearls, bow ties, hats, ribbons, boas, etc.) $ 25.00 Micro chipping, including registration of micro chipNATURAL GOURMET DOGGIE BISCUITS FOR PURCHASEPlease remember to spay and neuter your pets. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 9B 000C9KSNO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title : HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services. (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider m ay accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolish ed by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and cond itions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health ca re services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for law ful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provi sion in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copaym ents, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with specificity the public necessity that justifies an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) Compel includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct payment or pay directly means payment for lawful health care services without a publi c or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care system means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for hea lth care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care services means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxes means any civil or criminal penalty or fine, tax, salary or wage withholdin g or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, c reated, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protect ed under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agency may not be const rued to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreem ent contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for ve terans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to the 20142015 state fiscal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses state revenue limitation. (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as defined by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of the state for each fiscal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any fiscal year shall be limited to state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year plus an adjustment for growth. As used in this subsection, growth means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year. For the 1995-1996 fiscal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 fiscal year. Florida personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the first day of February prior to the beginning of the fiscal year. State revenues collected for any fiscal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed under this subsection for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried forward from prior fiscal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the revenue limitation shall be made by general law to reflect the fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation. (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any fiscal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu es collected during the 2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus f our onehundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three o nehundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to t he state revenue limitation for the previous fiscal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a fiscal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the fiscal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a fiscal ye ar, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.State revenues collected in any fiscal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fun d reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school dist ricts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort i s no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION. (1) The state revenue limitation for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the re venue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future fiscal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one fiscal year may be increased by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent fiscal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth th e dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is filed with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is filed with the custodian of state records pursuant t o a law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine th e revenue limitation for future fiscal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approve d by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to reflect: (1) The fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions betwe en the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The fiscal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growth means an amount equal to the average for the previous five years of the product of the inflation factor and the population factor. (2) Inflation factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year ann ual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legi slature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the st ate as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states official population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term sta te revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in docume nts authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that a re used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the sta te lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from p rior fiscal years; taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services au thorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by th e electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state fiscal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL. Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption rec eived in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions specified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year. ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 0830 THCRNPAGE 1 OF 3

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Page 10B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 1. a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2. b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preced ing January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this subsubparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law. However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law. ; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twentyfive thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 fifty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, every person who establi shes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasi ng the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exempt ion for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 perc ent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additiona l exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs first. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just valu e of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is grea ter. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property a t one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if thi s amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference pri mary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 gene ral election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it i s first received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g) are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019. SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specified nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitte d to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be h eld on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors an d shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approva l or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for a n additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead propert y, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized b y law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be availa ble for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional hom estead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are filed by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prio r approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; shall be the chief administrative officer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which the judge is qualified and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to confirmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of confirmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the just ice shall be deemed confirmed. If the senate votes to not confirm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon confirmation by the senate. (e) (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial qualifications commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office of any justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise, occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office, and to investigate and recommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section), warrants such discipline. For purposes of this section, discipline is defined as any or all of the following: reprimand, fine, suspension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial office or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial office while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission shall hold office in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial office or hold public office; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial office and hold that office. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of vacancies by the appointing authorities, the disqualification of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualified or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are filed by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be confidential; provided, however, upon a finding of probable cause and the filing by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, which information shall remain confidential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial qualifications commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate discipline, or be removed from office with termination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a present unfitness to hold office, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malafides, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from office of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office. After the filing of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from office, with or without compensation, pending final determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial qualifications commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically shall be disqualified to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial office as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal tenure in 000C9L70830 THCRNPAGE 2 OF 3

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 11B 0830 THCRN000C9L9PAGE 3 OF 3judicial office as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qualifications commission or is otherwise disqualified or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualified or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12. (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of office of the present members of the judicial qualifications commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.The terms of five members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g. h. An appointment to fill a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h. i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i. j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j. k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, whi ch would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is perform ed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to a ny individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religiou s identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specified therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from servic e connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further defined by general law, the term: a. First responder means a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an eme rgency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a first responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Advalorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax r elief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions. (a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e)(1) By general law and subject to conditions specif ied therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional ta ngible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as defined by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed va lue of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars shal l take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 20 13. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as defined by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninetyeight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions : (1) An exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or-. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars an d who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-five years and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benefit of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and five citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of five years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, defining the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the studen t body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent, shall also be members of the board.

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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 13B COUNTY. FLORIDACIVILDIVISION Case #: 2009-CA-000236 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A.., as Trustee for Asset Backed Securities Corporation Long Beach Home Equity Loan Trust 2000-LB1. Plaintiff, -vs.Wesley D. Dukes, Jr. a/k/a Wesley D. Dukes and Nancy E. Dukes, Husband and Wife; Summerwind Roadowners Maintenance Association, Inc.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as successor in interest to Provident National Bank Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated September 11, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000236 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National trust Company, formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Asset Backed Securities Corporation Long Beach Home Equity Loan Trust 2000-LB1, Plaintiff and Wesley D. Dukes, Jr. a/k/a Wesley D. Dukes and Nancy E. Dukes, Husband and Wife are defendants(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE LOCATED ATCHURCH STREET, HIGHWAY319, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDAAT11:00 A.M. on October 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit; COMMENCE AT ACONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 EAST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARYOF SAID SECTION 32 ADISTANCE OF 2749.18 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 666.79 FEET TO AN IRON ROD SET IN THE CENTERLINE OF A60 FOOT ROADWAYEASEMENT MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLYALONG ACURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING ARADIUS OF 370.38 FEET FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 195.34 FEET (CHORD NORTH 75 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST 193.09 FEET), THENCE RUN NORTH 59 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 05 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 455.31 FEET TO APOINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING ARADIUS OF 370.38 FEET, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CENTERLINE CURVE 195.18 FEET (CHORD NORTH 75 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST 192.92 FEET), THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST 249.21 FEET TO THE WESTERLYRIGHT OF WAYFOR A POWERLINE TO THE CITYOF TALLAHASSEE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 10 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY338.77 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST 412.28 FEET TO ACONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 666.79 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1986, MAKE: CHANDLER, VIN#: AFLCW2AG240511628 AND VIN#: AFLCW2BG240511628, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLYAFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS DEEMED TO BE AFIXTURE AND APART OF THE REALESTATE. ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THIS LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at CRAWFORDVILLE, Florida, this 11th day of September. BRENTX. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR THE PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100, Tampa, FL33614 (813)880-8888, (813)880-8800 September 27 and October 4, 2012. 09-139423 FC01 W50 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 5374-0927 TWN Vs. Dedmon, Heidi L..09-CA-500 Re-Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-CA-500 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONALASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUSTSERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. HEIDI L. DEDMON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HEIDI L. DEDMON, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN#100144300010887910), HALCOUNCIL, YVONNE COUNCIL, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 AND #2, AND ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et al. Defendant(s). RE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 28, 2010 and an Order Rescheduling the Foreclosure Sale dated September 6, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 09-CA-500 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONALASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUSTSERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, and HEIDI L. DEDMON, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC. (MIN #1001944300010887910), HALCOUNCIL, YVONNE COUNCIL, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Front Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32326 at 11:00 AM, on the 11th day of October, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: TRACT 2, OF EVERGREEN ACRES, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, 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 September 7, 2011 BRENTX. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURTSEAL) By: /s/ Becky Whaley Deputy Clerk Attorney for the Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A., 1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Suite 400, Deerfield Beach, FL33442. Telephone (954)360-9030 Facsimile:(954)420-5187. September 20 & 27, 2012 5377-0927 TWN Vs. Norup, Del A. 11000368CANotice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000368CA FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DELA. NORUPAND SUSAN NORUP, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 6, 2012, and entered in 11000368CAof the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and DELA. NORUP; SUSAN NORUP; UNKNOWN TENANT#1 N/K/AKAYLANORUP; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 N/K/AKELSEYBURNETTE are the Defendant(s). Brent Thurmond as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front Lobby of Wakulla County Courthouse, Crawfordville, FL32327, at 11:00 a.m. on October 11th, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK B OF WILDWOOD ACRES, UNIT 2, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1996 MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION NO FLA14610809AAND FLA14610809B, TITLE NO V0528911 AND V0528912 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of September, 2012. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court (seal) By: /s/ Desiree D Willis, as Deputy Clerk. IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADACoordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL32301 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less that 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SEPTEMBER 20 & 27, 2012 11-13769 5378-1004 TWN Vs. Bassin, Donna Case No. 12 207 CANotice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12 207 CA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, v. DONNAJ. BASSIN and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNAJ. BASSIN, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION 5379-1004 vs. Baumeister, Dennis Case No. 65 2009 CA000142 Notice of Foreclosure IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILACTION CASE NO. 65 2009 CA000142 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS W. BAUMEISTER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 18, 2012 and entered in Case No. 65 2009 CA000142 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NAis the Plaintiff and DENNIS W. BAUMEISTER; LINDAS. BAUMEISTER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 15THday of NOVEMBER, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK N, MAGNOLIAGARDENS, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A112 MELODYLANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on September 11, 2012. Brent X. Thurmond Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09018955 WELLSLPS-VA-Team 1 -F09018955 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call Clerk of Circuit Court at (850) 926-0905. September 27, 2012 F09018955 5380-1004 TWNVs. Mitja, Jason Case No: 2011-CA-00045 Re-Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA Case NO.: 2011-CA-00045 WELLS FARGOBANK, NA Plaintiff, vs JASON D. MITJA, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; LOLAA. MURPHYA/K/A LOLAANN MURPHYIF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ETAL; Defendants, RE NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated September 12, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2011 CA00045 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff and M JASON D. MITJA, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, LOLAA. MURPHYA/K/ALOLA ANN MURPHYIF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ETAL; are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, ATTHE FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, located at Highway 319, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDASTATUTES, AT11:00 AM, October 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgement, to-wit: LOT 23 BLOCK A, AMELIAWOOD, ASUBDIVISION, AS PER THE MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 91 MARIE CIRCLE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St,Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BRENTX. THURMOND CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR PLAINTIFF: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 September 27, 2012 5383-1004 TWN vs. Harrell, Tracy N. Case No. 65-2010-CA-000282 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2010-CA-000282 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LPF/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. TRACYN. HARRELLA/K/ATRACYHARRELLA/K/ATRACYNICOLE HARRELLAND BRANDON T. DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON THOMAS DEJAYNES, et. al. Defendant NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 18, 2012, and entered in 65-2010-CA-000282 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP F/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and TRACYN HARRELLA/K/ATRACYHARRELLA/K/ATRACYNICOLE HARRELL; BRANDON T. DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON THOMAS DEJAYNES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDON T. DEJAYNES A/K/ABRANDON DEJAYNES A/K/A BRANDON THOMAS DEJAYNES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; AMYDENISE LALONDE; BRYAN DOLPHIS LALONDE; WAKULLABANK are the Defendants. Brent Thurmond as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front lobby Wakulla County Courthouse, Crawfordville, FL32327, at 11:00 a.m. on October 18, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 22, WALKERS CROSSING COMMENCING AT ACONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARYOF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 8, ADISTANCE OF 1,697.41 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 360.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST 198.19 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A60.00 FOOT ROADWAYEASEMENT ; THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 212.39 FEET TO APOINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLYALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH ARADIUS OF 231.49 FEET THRU A CENTRALANGLE OF 15 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 31 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 62.19 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 75 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST, 229.82 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO AROADWAY EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY30.00 FEET THEREOF. THE ABOVE LEGALDESCRIPTION BEING MORE RECENTLYSURVEYED BYTHURMAN RODDENBERRYAND ASSOCIATES, DATED APRIL4, 2002, UNDER JOB NO. 01-034, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARYOF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 8, ADISTANCE OF 1697.41 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, 360.00 FEET TO ACONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 200.49 FEET TO APOINT LYING ON THE CENTERLINE OF CHANCE COURT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 03 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE ADISTANCE OF 212.88 FEET TO APOINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING ARADIUS OF 231.49 FEET, THROUGH ACENTRALANGLE OF 15 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 38 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 61.66 FEET, CHORD BEING SOUTH 11 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 61.47 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE RUN SOUTH 75 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST 232.20 FEET TO ACONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #2919); THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 330.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 OR 1999 HOMES OF LEGEND SINGLE -WIDE VIN #HL9774AL. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of September, 2012. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, As Deputy Clerk (COURTSEAL) IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson, ADACoordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahasse, FL32301 850.577.4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. September 27 and October 4, 2012 11-05421 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices TO: DONNAJ. BASSIN and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONNAJ. BASSIN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Wakulla, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: EXHIBITA WITH THATCERTAIN 2001, 28 X 65 CAVALIER HOMES, 32815, SERIAL NUMBER: ALCA0599560S32865A, ALCA0599560S32865B. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 29th day of August, 2012. CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Commence at the Northwest corner of Lot 1, Block of Wakulla Gardens. Unit 3, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 43 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida and thence run North 71 degrees, 18 minutes 30 seconds East 212.56 feet feet to a 1 inch iron pipe, thence run North 18 degrees 54 minutes 01 seconds West 122.37 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 18 degrees 55 minutes 03 seconds West 181.38 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475) lying on the Southerly right-of-way boundary of County Road #S-368, thence run North 86 degrees 49 minutes 22 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 132.50 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475), thence run South 18 degrees 54 minutes 22 seconds East 145.92 feet to a re-rod (marked #6475), thence run South 71 degrees 18 minutes 03 seconds West 127.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING The above described parcel being a portion of those lands as described in Official Records Book 22, page 196, Official Records Book 22, page 197, Official Records Book 37, page 477 and Official Records Book 66, page 764 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. 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Page 14B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com 5373-0927 TWN Vs Arnett, Shawnda Case No. 12-203-CANotice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.:12-203-CACIRCUIT CIVILDIV 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff vs. SHAWNDAARNETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHAWNDA ARNETT; CITIFINANCIALEQUITYSERVICES, INC; and LONNIE WILLIAMS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LONNIE WILLIAMS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, given by SHAWNDA ARNETT, originally in favor of MERS as nominee for The CITGroup/Consumer Finance, Inc., dated September 19, 2003 and recorded on September 26, 2003, in Official Records Book 506, Page 269; as assigned to 21st Mortgage Corporation by Assignment of Mortgage recorded in Official Records Book 784, Page 19, all of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida, encumbering the following real property located in Wakulla County, Florida, to-wit: All that certain land situate, lying and being in Wakulla County, Florida, described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 101 of the Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County, Florida, which point is on the South boundary line of Lot 92 Hartsfield Survey; thence run South 72 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West along said South boundary, 1183.28 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Beginning, run North 17 degrees 45 minutes 29 seconds West, 330.18 feet to an iron rod with Cap #5518; thence South 72 degrees 57 minutes 25 seconds West, 132.47 feet to an iron rod with Cap #5516; thence South 17 degrees 50 minutes 23 seconds East 330.47 feet to a point lying on the aforesaid South boundary of Lot 92; thence run North 72 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, along said South boundary, a distance of 132.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT the following: Commence at the Northeast corner of that certain tract of land conveyed to Lonnie Williams and Mollie Taylor by John E. Beasley and Eva Crosby Beasley, his wife, dated March 21, 1967, and recorded on Page 398 of Official Records Book 15, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida; and thence run Southerly along the Easterly boundary of said tract of land, 89.00 feet; thence run West 100.00 feet to the East side of a road; thence run North along the East side of said graded road, 64.00 feet; thence run Easterly 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 1/4 of an acre, more or less, in Lot 92 of Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2003 Value Made mobile home with Identification/Serial Numbers: CO2840AGAand CO2840AGB. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYAK. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., 215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 510, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, within thirty (30) days after the first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on August 21, 2012. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of Circuit Court, Wakulla County (seal) By:/s/Glenda Porter, as Deputy Clerk September 20 & 27, 2012 5371-0927 TWN Vs. Norman, James Case No. 12-CA-229 FC Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVILDIVISION CASE NO. 12-CA-229 FC, UCN: 652012CA000229XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JAMES E. NORMAN; PATRICIAA. HUNTER; et al,. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIAA. HUNTER; Last Known Address 154 MILLCREEK RD CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Wakulla County, Florida: LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCK A MILLCREEK ESTATES, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTYFLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT& DIAZ, P.A.., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438, Fort Lauderdale, FL33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED ON September 7, 2012 (SEAL) Brent X. Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Becky Whaley, As Deputy Clerk September 20 & 27, 2012 1183-125876 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 5375-1004 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 12-88CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES CLARENCE LAUGHTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES CLARENCE LAUGHTON deceased, whose date of death was August 2, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for WAKULLA County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 27, 2012. Personal Representative: SARAH LAUGHTON 71 Surf Road Sopchoppy, Florida 32358 Attorney for Personal Representative: DAVID L. WHIGHAM, ESQUIRE Attorney for SARAH LAUGHTON Florida Bar Number: 0136832 WHIGHAM LAW GROUP, P.A. 307 South Boulevard, Suite B Tampa, FL33606 Telephone: (813)259-4440 Fax: (813)259-4441 E-Mail: dwhigham@whighamlaw.com September 27 & October 4, 2012 5384-1004 TWN vs. Weilacher, Dale File No. 2012-82-CP PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, File No. 2012-82-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF DALE LLOYD WEILACHER, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dale Lloyd Weilacher, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 5385-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 006 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that NU TAX 1 GPthe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 2525 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-121-351-11968-A05 THE RESORT ESTATES AT SHELLPOINT UNIT 2 BLOCK ALOT 5 OR 752 P576 Name in which assessed JOHN BOCCHINO said property being in the County of Wakulla, St ate of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18, 2012 5386-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 007 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that DONALD J SHEMWELLthe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1687 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-034-009-08538-000 WAKULLAGARDENS UNIT 2 BLOCK 8 LOT 26 OR 20 P682 OR 634 P327 Name in which assessed KURTD & SAMUELLELLIOTTJR AS JTRS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11, & 18, 2012 5387-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 008 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that DONALD J SHEMWELLthe holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1414 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-024-000-06581-001 P-8-1-M-6 COMM AT THE NW COR OF THE E1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF LOT 24 RUN S 17%E 660 FT TO THE P.O.B OR 163 P719 Name in which assessed ERVIN ADONALDSON said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18, 2012 5388-1018TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 009 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN, that GENE OPHEIM the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1613 Year of Issuance 2005 Description of Property: Parcel # 00-00-085-121-11580-012 CASORAESTATES UI TRACT 12 OR 253 P619 OR 253 P624 Name in which assessed RONALD D & TINARENEE THOMAS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk 5389-1018 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 010 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1096 Year of Issuance 2010 Description of Property: Parcel # 08-6S-01W-283-04862-E01 MARINAVILLAGE OF PANACEAUNIT 2 BLK E LOT 1 & BOAT SLIPF OR 372 P888 OR 496 P637 Name in which assessed H. CLAYHARRIS & LINDAW HARRIS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 7th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 14TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2012. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18,2012 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 5376-1018 TWN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-320-DR St acey Kimble Jefferson Petitioner, and Benjamin Alexander Jefferson Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Benjamin Alexander Jefferson l/k/a 75 Northwood Lane, Crawfordville, FL32327 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on STACEYKIMBLE JEFFERSON whose address is 75 NORTHWOOD LANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, fl 32327 on or before October 26, 2012 and file with the orignal with the clerk of the Court at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida, 32327 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.September 27 and October 4, 11, & 18, 2012 Dissolution of Marriage Notices Dissolution of Marriage Notices Dissolution of Marriage Notices By:Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida September 27 and October 4, 11 & 18, 2012 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 27, 2012. Personal Representative Denise Craft, 214 Main St., Tidioute, PA16351 Attorney for Personal Representative Deirdre A. 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Cameo stone 58. Salty septet 59. Otherwise 63. One-man Robert Morse play 64. Hagen of stage and screenAmerican Prole Hometown Content 9/23/2012 Each puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1 to 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sections that youve 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. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 Page 15B 1. MONEY: Who was the first president to appear on a U.S. coin? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What three states border on the state of Louisiana? 3. MUSIC: Which rock star had a hit song with Papa Dont Preach? 4. GAMES: The properties in the U.S. version of Monopoly are based on streets in which city? 5. TELEVISION: On what sketch comedy show did Jim Carrey make a name for himself in the 1990s? 6. LANGUAGE: What does the word torpid mean? 7. MOVIES: Who were the three actors in Three Men and a Little Lady? 8. BIBLE: What kind of wood was Noahs ark made of? 9. PHOBIAS: What fear is represented in the condition called glossophobia? 10. ENTERTAINERS: Who was Paul McCartneys first wife? 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. 3. Madonna 4. Atlantic City, N.J. 5. In Living Color 6. Sluggish 7. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson 8. Gopher wood (cypress) 9. Fear of public speaking 10. Linda Eastman YOUR AD HERE

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Page 16B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.thewakullanews.com -Janet By DAVID WHITE One of the hottest winemakers in France is Jerome Bressy, the proprietor of Domaine Gourt de Mautens the Southern Rhone village of Rasteau. Over the past decade, hes developed quite a reputation. American wine critic Robert Parker has called his winery sensational, and Frances two leading wine commentators, Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, have said Bressy deserves recognition as one of the Rhones great winemakers. This past year, Bettane and Desseauve honored Bressy for producing both the Best White and the Best Ros in the Southern Rhone. But next year, thanks to a recent decision by French regulators, Bressy may nd it difficult to market his wines. The reason? In France, strict laws dictate winegrowing and winemaking and Bressy violated the rules. Even though the basis for many of these rules make sense, Bressys tale helps explain why adventurous winemakers feel more welcome in America. French wine laws trace back to 1935. At the time, globalization threatened the dominance of French wines, so lawmakers created a system to guarantee both quality and geographic typicity. Some laws codi ed tradition like what grapes could be grown where and others detailed total minutiae, like vine density. Because of these laws, consumers know what to expect from French wine. Red Burgundy is Pinot Noir; white Burgundy is Chardonnay; Sancerre is Sauvignon Blanc; and so on. Jerome Bressys offense is hardly offensive. A student of history, Bressy has spent the last few years reintroducing traditional grapes to his vineyard. So today, about 23 percent of Bressys estate is planted with obscure grapes like Vaccarese, Counoise, Muscardin, which are interspersed with the more common Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah. By French law, these minor varieties can only comprise only 15 percent of a red wine labeled from Rasteau. So to label his wines as the market expects, Bressy has no choice but to rip up some of his vines or alter his blend. This despite the fact that his bottlings are historically accurate and that Frances wine laws were designed, in part, to codify tradition. At worst, Bressy seems guilty of creative eccentricity. Thats how VinConnect, a U.S. company that enables consumers to order wines directly from Gourt de Mautens, has described the winemaker. But hes hardly a revolutionary Bressys transgression is rooted in respect for his vineyard and its history. In Napa Valley, a group of renegade winemakers is eschewing Cabernet Sauvignon in favor of intensely oral, crisp whites inspired by the wines of northeastern Italy. One label worth nding is Massican, whose owner, Dan Petroski, studied winemaking in Sicily. Another is Arbe Garbe, owned by an Italian named Enrico Bertoz who moved to California in 1998. Across the United States, examples like these abound. The wine world bene ts tremendously from these vintners those who innovate new wines and preserve something special. In many ways, America is home to more winemakers like Jerome Bressy than France. Thats worth celebrating.David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com. His columns are housed at Wines.com, the fastest growing wine portal on the Internet. WHITES WINESWine revolutionaries call America home 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 Hamaknockers Flatbread HoagiePulled Pork or Chicken Coastal Restaurant MOBILE CATERING984-2933Open: urs. 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