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Staff ReportAs another year begins, The News looks back on 2012 and recalls the dominating stories of the year. This past year brought about a lot of changes. From several pillars of the community retiring from their longstanding posts to a county commission with several new faces ready to lead the county into the new year. Wakulla also experienced a tropical storm that caused massive ooding and major damage to numerous areas of the county. These are the stories that received large amounts of attention and those that made significant impacts on the community, in no particular order. Charlie Creel is new sheriff. Charlie Creel was elected sheriff of Wakulla County, winning 54 percent of the vote against opponent Maurice Langston, who won 45 percent. It was Creels second campaign for sheriff he lost by fewer than 50 votes in 2008 to longtime Sheriff David Harvey. After more than 30 years in of ce, Harvey decided to step down in 2011 to take a position as executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Association Self-Insurance Fund. Donnie Crum was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to ll the remainder of Harveys term. Shortly after Langston announced his intent to run, questions were raised about whether his candidacy violated the federal Hatch Act, which prohibits government of cials who receive federal money from running for political of ce. Langston had his job title changed from Undersheriff to Major to come into compliance. The race turned rough with Langston aggressively taking on Creel, labeling him a traf c cop while comparing his own law enforcement quali cations. Creel is a retired Florida Highway Patrol trooper. A third party group sent out a mailer blasting Creel for an incident in South Florida more than 30 years ago in which he red his weapon at a speeding car that had wrecked into several police cars. He took the action without approval from a supervisor and was given a letter of reprimand. Langston denied involvement with the group that sent the mailer. After the long campaign, Creel said he looked forward to bringing the county back together. Thomas, Kessler, Harden win. Wakulla County voters were faced with three open seats on the county commission this election cycle, districts 1, 3 and 5. Taking district 1 was Ralph Thomas, district 2 went to former commissioner Howard Kessler and Sopchoppy Vice Mayor Richard Harden won district 3. Thomas, a Republican and Wakulla County native, faced incumbent and Chairman Alan Brock, Democrat, and Jenny Brock, who ran with no party af liation. Thomas claimed 53 percent of the vote. In district 3 and what was the closest race for county commission, Kessler, who ran with no party af liation, received 53 percent of the votes, with incumbent Mike Stewart, Republican, obtained 47 percent. Snagging the district 5 seat on the commission was Harden, Republican, with 49 percent of the votes. He won the seat over John Shuff, Democrat, and Emily Smith, who ran under no party af liation. Current County Commissioner Lynn Artz chose not to seek re-election. Pearce takes superintendent of schools race in a landslide. Bobby Pearce won more than 73 percent of the vote in the race for superintendent of schools. He takes over from retiring Superintendent David Miller in two weeks on Nov. 20. Im thankful for the support of Wakulla County, said Pearce. Actually, Im very humbled by the support. A lot of responsibility comes with that support. His opponent, Kimball Thomas was disappointed with the election result. Donnie Sparkman wins re-election as property appraiser. Im glad its over with, said Donnie Sparkman. Sparkman won almost 69 percent of the votes over opponent Jim Parham. Sparkman, who has served five years as property appraiser, said he could have understood a challenger if there had been some sort of problem in his of ce but there had been none. In fact, for the rst time since 1996, there were not even any petitions before the Value Adjustment Board. Melisa Taylor wins school board seat. Taylors, Brimners are winners in local races. Melisa Taylor won a seat on the Wakulla County School Board in what was probably the most-watched race in the local primary. Taylor won 52 percent of the votes with 2,975 votes to incumbent Mike Scotts 2,690 votes. The school board seat is non-partisan. Scott served on the board for 16 years, currently serving as chairman. Taylors husband, Larry, won Republican state com-mitteeman over Gordon McCleary and Kurt Ahrendt. Former Wakulla County Commissioner Ed Brimner won a seat on the Soil & Water Conservation Committee over Chuck Hess. And Tina Brimner won Republican state committeewoman over Anne Ahrendt. Cal Jamison won a seat on Soil & Water over Mitchell Kauffman, who is the Brimners son-in-law. A new superintendent. Bobby Pearce takes over the post from David Miller. After 17 years as superintendent of schools, David Miller is handing the reins over to someone who he feels is more than capable to lead the district. Bobby Pearce officially became the new superintendent at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Miller chose not to run for re-election and announced his retirement in April. About his retirement, Miller said he feels good about it. You know when its time, he said. He added that he wanted to go out on a high note. I feel pretty good about the success of our district. Sheriff-elect Creel names undersheriff. With a little more than a month before he takes over as the new sheriff of Wakulla County, Charlie Creel isnt sitting by simply counting the days. Creel has already starting planning for the transition which will take place on Jan. 8, 2013. Along with getting acclimated to the sheriffs of ce, Creel has also already chosen his undersheriff. On Friday, Creel announced that Lt. Clarence Trey Morrison would serve as his No. 2 once he takes of ce. Tropical Storm Debby soaks Wakulla. Tropical Storm Debby hit the panhandle this week, dumping an estimated 25 to 30 inches of rain and ooding some low-lying areas and requiring the rescues of nearly 40 people in Wakulla County, most in the Sopchoppy area. An Evacuation Order was issued on Sunday night, June 24, for areas along the coastline south of U.S. Highway 98, along Surf Road and in low-lying coastal areas. Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 1st Issue Thursday, January 3, 2013 O n e S e c t i o n One Section 7 5 C e n t s 75 Cents k h h k l l h P u b l i s h e d W e e k l y R e a d D a i l y Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaOpinion....................................Page 3 Church......................................Page 4 Obituary...................................Page 4 Community...............................Page 5 Outdoors..................................Page 6 Water Ways...............................Page 7 Sheriffs Report ........................Page 8 Chamber...................................Page 9 Week in Wakulla....................... Page 11 Classi eds...............................Page 12 Legal Notices...........................Page 12 Comics....................................Page 15 Natural Wakulla.......................Page 16 INDEX OBITUARY Frances Flury Year in Review: A look back Retirement ceremony is held for CrumFILE PHOTOS Continued on Page 2 2012 In late June, Tropical Storm Debby soaks Wakulla County, top left. Superintendent David Miller says goodbye to each school prio r to his retirement, top right. The newly elected board, bottom left, is sworn in following the November election, and in September, the Florida Park Service decides not to open Wakulla Springs to recreational cave diving. Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce Honor Guard honored Sheriff Donnie Crum on Friday, Dec. 21 during a twophase Flag Retirement Ceremony. At 8 a.m., the Honor Guard raised a ag in Crums honor and at 1 p.m. the Honor Guard retired the ag and presented it to the 15-month sheriff. Crum hosted the annual WCSO Christmas luncheon prior to the ceremony which gave the staff an opportunity to thank the sheriff for his contributions to law enforcement. The sheriff will remain in of ce until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 when Sheriff-elect Charlie Creel takes over the of ce. While Sheriff Crum has been in of ce for only 15 months, he has been in the law enforcement eld for 40 years. WCSOLt. Billy Jones presents the ag to outgoing Sheriff Donnie Crum. Continued on Page 8 Taking Care o f B u s i n e s s of Business Business News from See Page 9
Continued from Page 1 The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce reported the rescues of 39 people on Monday, June 25, most occurring in the Sopchoppy area. A small number of rescues were conducted in the Crawfordville area. Record ooding from the Sopchoppy River at 35.6 feet was recorded Monday night. Minor ooding is when the river is at 28 feet. No to cave diving. State rejects technical recreational diving at Wakulla Springs. After nearly eight months of deliberating, the Florida Park Service has decided to maintain its 26 year-long decision to not allow technical recreational cave diving at Wakulla Springs. The park service met with experts on both sides of the issue and also received comments from the public. The park service, along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, was approached by members of the Wakulla County Dive Club who pushed for the state to change its policy. The divers, who have called Wakulla Springs the crown jewel of Florida springs, contended that opening the facility to recreational cave diving would bring much needed revenue to the area. Those in opposition pointed out concerns, including interference with other activities, wildlife, ongoing research and artifacts. Commission approves airport expansion. In spite of the controversy surrounding the expansion of the Wakulla County Airport, the Wakulla County Commission voted to move forward with making the improvements. Currently, the airport is out of compliance with the Florida Department of Transportation because of obstructions to the ight path and encroachments to the runway protection zone. In order to come into compliance, several trees would need to be removed and the airport would need to be shifted slightly to the west because of a hangar parcel that is too close to the protection zone, as well as the La Cantina Grille building and other property located within the Tarpine subdivision. The controversy started after a portion of private property on Surf Road next to the airport was cleared, which served as a buffer for the residents, and a sign stating that it was the future site of the airport expansion was placed there. Many residents in the area became concerned about their properties being impacted. And several of their properties were included in the land acquisitions. The county has said those properties will be taken out when the ALP is updated. Megan Crombie is a nalist for state Teacher of the Year. Riversink Elementary teacher Megan Crombie was surprised by a visit from Floridas Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson on April 27 for an announcement that she is one of ve nalists for the Macys/Florida Department of Education 2013 Teacher of the Year Award. Crombie, a fourth-fifth grade teacher at Riversink Elementary, received a $5,000 check from Macys and a $500 Macys gift card. The Macys Foundation also presented Riversink principal Jackie High with a $1,000 check to use at the school. This years five finalists were chosen from more than 180,000 public school teachers throughout the state. Wakulla student dies. Marquis Hutchison, 15, succumbs to complications from the u on Monday, Nov. 26. A well-known and loved Wakulla High School freshman lost his life on Nov. 26. Marquis Hutchison, 15, passed away on Monday night at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after being LifeFlighted there from Tallahassse Memorial Hospital. Hutchison had the u and then developed pneumonia in both of his lungs that eventually led to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, which is what caused his death, according to his mother, Felicia Thurman. He is one of a kind and will truly be missed, said Thurman. Wakulla Gardens roundly rejects pay for paving. When residents of Wakulla Gardens were asked if they would be willing to pay to have their roads paved, an overwhelming majority of them answered with an emphatic, No. A ballot was sent out to each property owner in Wakulla Gardens to see if they would pay a voluntary assessment between $180 and $235 per year for 10 to 15 years for road improvements. The ballots were due on July 31. There are ve units within Wakulla Gardens and each unit was addressed separately. The majority for each unit was a no vote. The project would have cost $5.2 million and would have paid for the paving of 21.17 miles and minimal stormwater improvements. Longtime EMS Director Fran Councill is retiring. Although her rst introduction to the county came by accident, she immediately fell in love with it. In 1973, Wakulla County Emergency Management Services Director Fran Councill was a student intern at Tallahassee Memorial Hospitals Emergency Medical Services. She was on her rst ride-along on an ambulance when TMH received a call that Wakulla Countys ambulance had broken down. They sent the ambulance Councill was riding in to help out. Following that ride-along, she was invited by then-EMS Director Eric Hindle to come ride with Wakullas EMS. Now, nearly 40 years later, Councill retired on Aug. 31. Ive been doing EMS since I rst stepped my foot in it, Councill says. Forty years later, I still love my job. To countys dismay, ood maps are nal. The county presented its case against certain aspects of the updated ood maps to representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency last week but was unable to change their minds. Some of the concerns that were raised were the elevated ood zones which could have a large nancial impact on area businesses and residents. The base flood elevation for the City of St. Marks was raised 10 feet, and the ood zone goes well upriver. Most of the changes are in the coastal area and along the rivers, but also shows expanded ooding areas in places such as Wakulla Gardens. The maps will affect homeowner insurance rates and building in those areas. TDC gets $500,000 grant. Wakulla County Tourist Development Council Director Pam Portwood received exciting news on Thursday, Nov. 8. She was informed that the TDC had been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, which is a $57 million fund established to help those areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010. The promotional fund supports programs that are directed to advertising, promoting and marketing the seafood and tourism industries. Wakulla 2020 gets voted down by commissioners. After a year-long process and hours upon hours of work, the citizen initiative to improve US Highway 319 has failed. Wakulla 2020, an idea based on Blueprint 2000 in Tallahassee and that would have included a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for transportation improvements, did not receive the support needed from the Wakulla County Commission at the July 16 meeting to place a referendum on the ballot in November. TCC WAKULLA gets approval by planning commission for new Environmental Institute. Tallahassee Community College may have found the future site of its Wakulla Environmental Institute. The only thing standing in the way is the approval from the Wakulla County Commission to submit a comprehensive plan amendment to the state that would change the current locations future land use from agricultural to public facilities. The state would then review it. The 158-acre site is east of Crawfordville Highway and northwest of Wakulla Middle School and is three parcels owned by Kevin Gaby and Scott Gaby. The county commission will hear this item at its Jan. 7 meeting. R.H. Carter announces retirement. Longtime Senior Center director to be replaced by Maurice Langston. R.H. Carter, the longtime executive director of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center, publicly announced this week on Dec. 21 that he will step down from the post next month. Maurice Langston, who recently lost the election for sheriff, was announced as Carters replacement. Langston has served on the Senior Center board of directors for years, and is the centers chaplain. Carter is set to step down Jan. 18, and Langston will take over of cially on Jan. 21. Wakulla could receive up to $40M from oil spill nes. The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf Coast Act was signed by President Obama on July 6. The Florida Association of Counties held a meeting on July 19 with representatives from Florida cities and counties to begin the planning process. Under the RESTORE Act, 80 percent of Clean Water Act nes from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 will be used for Gulf Coast recovery. Early estimates show that Wakulla County could receive $10 million to $40 million for local improvements, with the potential for much more. Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Use Ebiz, place a classified ad thru our self service program. 1. Easy 2. Quick 3. ConvenientPlace your ad TODAY! 000D3KM www.thewakullanews.comCleaning out your garage? Year in review FILE PHOTOSMegan Crombie is nalist for teacher of the year for Florida, top left, and R.H. Carter with his replacement, Maurice Langston.Superintendent Bobby Pearce, top left, and recently retired EMS Director Fran Councill, bottom left. Marquis Hutchison, center, dies from complications from the u. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 3Areaders 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 ............................................email@example.com Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ..........................................firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................email@example.com Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................firstname.lastname@example.org Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ............email@example.com NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online: Spirit Paws Bibles & Bingo performs A kiss under the mistletoe has long tradition Sheriffs Report for Dec. 20, 2012 R.H. Carter announces retirement So this is how the world ends? Speechless after school shooting, talking about electoral change TCC Wakulla gets approval from planning commission for new Environmental Institutethewakullanews.com Follow The Wakulla News on Letters to the editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. By LILLIAN BROWNChristian CoalitionThe Wakulla County Christian Coalition is accepting applications for its annual African American Heritage Parade in February. To the community, even though we face difficulties of tomorrow and the days that will follow, we all should have a dream. It shall be a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream. We all may dream one day this great nation will come together as one and rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. The African American Heritage Parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Hudson Park in Crawfordville. The registration for the parade is free. Request parade and vendor forms by emailing email@example.com or fax (850) 926-1820. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2012. Wakulla County Christian Coalition scholarship programs have made it possible to change the lives of many students that come from lower-income families, students that are single parents trying to achieve their educational goal, re-entry adults and many more that couldnt take this important step in life without your help. Without scholarship donation and educational sponsorship many students cant afford the good education that could provide them with a better, brighter future they deserve. This is why our organization created programs that reach out to the general public asking them for a monetary contribution that is later awarded as grants and scholarships for college for deserving students. Many students would not be able to attend college and achieve the life-enhancing goal of receiving a higher education without your support. Please help maintain scholarships, and keep the scholarship spirit alive and strong. To make a donation or place an ad in the program book contact Lillian Brown (850) 926-8333 for cost of ads. Deadline to place ad is Jan. 15, 2013. We invite marching bands, entertainers, dignitaries, civic groups, nonprofit groups, corporate groups. There will be entertainment and fun for the whole family. This day is marked with a look backward in respect for our ancestors who struggled so that we could be here today. This is a day to re ect on culture, heritage, history and accomplishments of black Americans in the United States and across the world. Home on the RangeEditor, The News: We need taxes in order to run government. However, the tax pendulum has swung too far and too quickly, and needs to be corrected. It has been said that the closest thing well see to eternal life in this world is a tax. Unless this board takes action, the 7-percent Public Service Utility Tax (PST) will be with us forever. These are dif cult economic times. People are struggling to provide the basic essentials for themselves and their families. For example, in Wakulla County, we have 4,860 students in our public schools. Over half of the students (2448) are receiving free or reduced cost meals. When we say that our local government needs to live within its means, we mean that our government should not be taxing our citizens beyond what they can reasonably afford. Government must make sure citizens have enough money left so they can at least provide essentials for themselves and their families. People in our county are suffering and can ill afford to pay these taxes. The county commission needs to eliminate the Public Service Utility Tax. This tax is a tax on essential services. Whether it is this tax or another tax that is cut, the citizens are pleading for tax relief. The Public Service Utility Tax is a new tax that was used to help build county reserves. It is an additional 7-percent tax on electricity, water and natural gas (propane) usage. This tax was put in place as part of a packet of multiple fee and tax increases that included: 1. Communication Service Tax Increased 183 percent(phones, TV, electronic communications; (Raised $761,824 in fiscal year 2011-2012) 2. Tourist Development Tax (tax went from 2 percent to 4 percent) 3. Public Service Utilities Tax, New, (Raised $684,769, in nine months, in scal year 2011-2012) 4. Solid Waste Assessment, (Trash collection) $196 per residence per year on property tax bill. Our county has gone from a deficit to having more than $1.8 million in reserve funds in a short period of time. The 7-percent Public Service Utility Tax is a at tax that taxes our citizens and businesses almost 1 million dollars a year. It can be repealed without eliminating any existing county departments or services. It is a tax on essential services that hurts those who can least afford it. While these taxes are being assessed, the county is spending more. On Monday, Jan. 7, the county commission will have an opportunity to repeal this tax or provide tax relief by cutting taxes in some other way. If you are seeking tax relief, let your commissioners and county administrator know by e-mailing (dedwards@ mywakulla.com) or calling them at 926-0919. Please try to attend this meeting. By showing up, you will let the board know that you are serious about tax relief. I and other board members asked you to vote for us so that we could lower your taxes and force government to live within its means. The time is now. County Commissioner Howard Kessler Editor, The News: Artisan and craft vendors are invited to display their wares on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Crawfordvilles ninth annual Arbor Day celebration in Hudson Park between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nature art and outdoor items, such as gardening tools, plants, outdoor furniture, wind chimes, and bird feeders will have considerable appeal for festival goers. Green Guides, nurseries, tree and yard service companies, and other nature-based businesses are encouraged to publicize their services to this market. Vendors and exhibitors pay no fee. As many as 1,000 people are expected to attend. To participate as a vendor or exhibitor at this years festival, please request and return a vendor form to apiasecki@comcast or mail to Iris Garden Club, Attn.: Angret Piasecki, 137 Royster Dr. Crawfordville, FL 32327. Questions? Send an email or call 926-5049. Lynn Artz Member of Iris Garden Club By MARJ LAW There comes a time in every gun-toter womans life when she should learn to eld strip her own pistol. I can say this with authority because Joe told me so. Also, because hes refusing to clean my guns anymore. Heres the stripped down concept: Someone has to eld strip your gun every now and then. Depends on use. Stripping means you take apart the gun. It allows you to clean out the dirt and shooting debris from the top portion of the gun called the upper. The strong bolt and spring in the upper provide the power to blam! that bullet out of the gun. Naturally, if you get a lot of dirt here, youll lose that power. The way to strip the gun is to yank the upper one way and the lower portion of the gun in the opposite direction. While you hold these two pieces apart, you push out a pin whose function is to hold the two parts together. Voila! The gun is now in two pieces. Well, easier said than done! Heres my easy way to eld strip an AR 24. First, make sure the gun is not loaded. Drop the magazine anyway, and check the chamber for a bullet. When you are certain there is no round in the gun, then you can begin to clean. Next, you need to align the circular depression on the upper with the depression on the lower. Heck, rst nd those depressions. Who can see black on black? Cheat. Get out your French white nail polish and a toothpick. Dip the pick in the polish and drop a blob into each depression. Now you can actually see the dots to line them up. When youve got one hand holding the upper in one direction and the other hand holding the lower in the other direction, wheres that third hand to push the pin out? Where? I want to know. Thats a real trick. For the right handed, its easiest to hold the gun next to your heart with the grip in your right hand. Grab the upper with the left, keeping all ngers away from the ejection chamber hole. Push in opposite directions until those white holes align. Leverage your left thumb on the inside of the trigger guard to hold those dots from slipping apart. Now, while holding tight with that left hand, ip the gun so you can see the protrusion where the pin sticks out on the other side. With your right hand, take a plastic pin pusher and whack the end of the pin. This will push it about 1/8th of an inch through the gun. Now, ip the gun over and pull the lever part of the pin. The entire pin comes out. Now you can slide the upper apart from the lower and clean and lubricate the gun. Thats it. French white polish blobs and a pin whacker. Okay, Arnold. Maybe it looks like a sissy gun. But its mine. I can eld strip it in a ash.Marj Law is the former director of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful who has become an avid gunner in her retirement.Sissy stripping SPECIAL TO THE NEWSWhite nail polish is used to identify each depression.Heritage Parade accepting applications READERS WRITE:Speak up about needed tax reliefVendors sought for Arbor Day FestivalRe ecting on 2012 By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullnews.netAnother year has come and gone and we have escaped another apocalypse. In this weeks edition, we re ect on the top stories that shaped the past year. In addition to the ones mentioned on the front page, there are countless others which left a mark on myself. There were stories that conjured up emotions of great sadness, such as the loss of a beloved high school student too soon or the personal accounts of those who lost everything after Tropical Storm Debby. But through the stories of sadness, there were also glimmers of hope. Stories that showcased our humanity. Ones that made you cry, but not out of sadness, out of pride for this community. From the hundreds of people who came out to help with Operation Santa so those in need would be able to experience the joy of Christmas to the Smith family who spends one weekend a month performing a service project to try and instill a spirit of community in their young daughters. There were also stories of triumph, including Geist the canine who was saved by those at the animal shelter and is now training to become a member of the Department of Corrections canine detection team. A series on poverty in the county opened my eyes to the harsh reality that many people face every day. I hope it did for you as well and made you want to help those people. There are countless stories that made a lasting impression. I am thankful to have been able to meet the people who were a part of them and share their stories with you. I look forward to 2013 and the people I have yet to meet and the stories that have yet to be told.
Frances Flury, 86 of Crawfordville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was a retired nurse who loved to cook and read. She was an avid seamstress who loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She is survived by her husband, William Flury of Crawfordville; daughters, Jean (Lester) Whit eld of Crawfordville and Wanda (Allen) Bechtelheimer of Dade City; brothers, Charles (Lollie) Oliver, Pete (Mary) Oliver and Ray Oliver; sisters, Joyce Sundstrom and Mary (Lloyd) Miller; three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Roger Flury; granddaughter, Jennifer Grantham; brother, John Oliver; and sister, Jessie Hoopaugh. A graveside service was held at noon on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Friendship Cemetery, Crawfordville, with the Rev. David Gray of ciating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, 850-559-3380. Sign the online guestbook at www.forbesfuneralhome. net/. Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Wakulla Worship Centers Medart Area Crawfordville Area Sopchoppy Coastal Wakulla Station 8:30am Service9:30am Sunday School for Adults10:30am Worship Service Childrens Sunday School850-745-8412 3383 Coastal HighwayChrist Church AnglicanWednesday 6:00 pm Supper and Children, Youth and Adult Bible ClassesThursday 10:00 am Adult Bible StudyThe Rev. John Spicer, RectorSunday Nursery available 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 Ochlockonee BayUnited Methodist ChurchSunday Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall(850) 984-0127 Sopchoppy United Methodist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall850-962-2511 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 1st 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. 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 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, 962 2213 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 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.org Were Here to Share the Journey... 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) religious views and events ChurchObituaries Frances FluryBy REV. JAMES SNYDER The fact we actually survived another year is a tribute to somebodys tenacity; I am not sure whose. I know the only thing that got me through the year was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and boy is she graciously tenacious. I was sure everything would collapse and of course, several times I collapsed in my easy chair. It is a New Year, or so they tell us, but I have my suspicions. After this latest episode with the Mayans calendar, I am not too sure what date it is or what year it is, for that matter. They certainly got everything wrong and I have my suspicions about the rest of it. How do we really know that January 1 is actually January 1? Moreover, how do we know what year it is exactly? I think somewhere along the line somebody has pulled a scam on civilization and has messed up our calendars. If the Mayans got it wrong, maybe we have it wrong also. Whatever day and whatever year it is I am going to celebrate the New Year. If I am wrong, I have a lot of company. When we celebrate the New Year, there is nothing new about it. Everything we did last year we are going to be doing this year only we will be one year older. Perhaps as we get older we forget about what we have done and think we are doing something new. Hooray for senility! I really do not care about that; my philosophy is, lets do it all over again. If it is worth doing the rst time, it is worth doing again. This brings me to a great point, which is, some things are worth repeating while other things are not. It is trying to nd out the difference between these two that makes life challenging. I do not mind repeating things if I am in charge of what I am repeating. I think we all should choose what we are going to repeat. For example, I wish I could choose a year to repeat. If I could repeat any year, it would be 1971. That year represents the greatest con in the history of mankind. I am not sure anything like it has ever happened before or since. That was the year I married a young lady who turned out to be the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. What bothers me about this is why did she really marry me? Was it my charm and good looks or did she think I was rich? There have been times I have wanted to query her on this very subject but then, I am always afraid she will tell me the truth. I do not mind the truth of it does not involve anything personally. I just will settle with the fact that, that was the year I conned her into marrying me. We have been a great team ever since. She has kept me straight and I have given her opportunities to exercise that career, which she has become quite pro cient. One of the great things resulting from this marriage is the fact that she has been faithful to point out my mistakes. Through her help, I discovered I have quite a few mistakes. I begin every year with a clean slate. I am able to celebrate January 1 with no mistakes whatsoever but then the next day my wife begins the ominous task of pointing out my mistakes. This is a joint effort, which leaves me out of joint often. I have a little theory along this line. I think that if it is a mistake you have made before it should not count anymore. I think the only thing that should be legitimate to point out are new mistakes. I nd myself so busy practicing my old mistakes that I rarely get around to making new mistakes. All these years I have reveled in my old mistakes. Trying to nd something new is a great strain on my little grey cells. At this point in my life, they are exhausted and are encouraging me to rely upon those old mistakes and give them a well-deserved rest. At my stage in life I think new is overrated and, if experience is anything, something new is always taxing and in more ways than one. Do not let the government nd out that you have something new or Uncle Sam will come knocking at your door with a gentle request for tax money. There is an old saying that says insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting different results. Well, that does not describe me. I do not want different results. I like the results I have. I like doing the same thing over again because I know what to expect. And if ignorance in this area is bliss, I am the most blissful person on the planet. My challenge this year is to surprise my wife with some unexpected new mistakes. Just one! To get on the right track for the New Year, I start with the Bible. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). Instead of just celebrating the New Year, I plan also to celebrate that new creature in Christ. No mistake about it. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. OUT TO PASTORLets do it all over again e Popes on TwitterBy MARSHA FRIEDMANSpecial to The News His handle is @Pontifex and 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI can tweet in eight different languages on his brand new Twitter account. On Dec. 12, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church tentatively typed out his rst tweet on an iPad. It read, Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart. And followers, he has more than 1.8 million and counting. The pope is already a hit in the Twitter-verse, which makes one wonder why he didnt sign up a long time ago. And that thought leads to a more important question: How many of small business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and authors are not yet using this marvelous social networking platform? Its time to take a lesson from the Vatican -whether or not youre Catholic. The pontiff took to Twitter for the same reasons anyone with something to market should: He needs to generate leads. Part of the popes job description is to spread the word, said Greg Burke, senior communications adviser for the Vatican. Twitter is turning out to be a very effective way of doing this. Like business owners, the Catholic Church must generate leads to bring in new customers. According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, while there are 66.3 million Catholics in the United States, the growth rate has slowed in past years, and only 24 percent of those Catholics attend Mass every week. The church also has a problem with declining numbers of U.S. priests. The shortage has left nearly 3,400 parishes without a resident pastor. And book and product sales? Word of mouth to the worlds more than 1.2 billion Catholics can only help. He wants to keep the customers he has. Its not just about growing his clientele; the pope wants to keep his existing church members coming back. Interacting with them regularly through the give-and-take of a platform like Twitter helps him create a more personal relationship with them. (On his rst day of tweeting, the pope responded to three questions posed by followers using his #askpontifex hashtag.) It will also keep him in front of his target audience if he posts tweets regularly, responds to followers and occasionally retweets their messages. He has an important message to share. The pontiff had thousands of followers even before his rst tweet! Why? Because many people were already interested in his message, and they expect his posts will have value for them. So far, they apparently have. The third and nal question from followers that he answered on his rst day tweeting was, Any suggestions on how to be more prayerful when we are so busy with the demands of work, families and the world? His response: Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you. It had been re-tweeted nearly 20,000 times by Dec. 14. The pope has a message he wants the world to hear. Thats a good sign hell be successful on social media. I nd it fascinating, but not surprising, that Pope Benedict XVI is embracing social media. While the Catholic Church is a centuries-old institution steeped in tradition, it recognizes the need to be where its audience is if it hopes to remain visible and relevant in their lives. For anyone in business, or anyone marketing anything, thats not only true for you, too, its essential.
Special to The NewsSheriff-elect Charlie Creel will be sworn-in as sheriff on Jan. 8. Creel, who was elected on Nov. 6, will represent a dramatic shift in the administration of the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce since his predecessor was elected in 1976. We face tough problems in our county, but people have made it clear to me that they are willing to work together to reduce crime and make Wakulla County an even better place to call home, Creel said. During his campaign, Creel emphasized the need to address the countys drug problem and initiate programs addressing the needs of children and teenagers. Nothing is going to stop us from tackling the issues that threaten the futures of our children, Creel said. Speaking at Creels swearing-in ceremony will be Jim Lee, Creels longtime friend, who began his career as a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol with Creel in 1974 in Tampa, and retired in 2007 as a bureau chief. It is very ful lling when a friend as sincere and dedicated as Charlie achieves this type of success, Lee said. I know by observing Charlie during his entire law-enforcement career and campaigns that he did not choose to seek the of ce of sheriff for his own bene t. His desire is to see the citizens of Wakulla County receive the most professional, fair and effective law enforcement service available. Wakulla County Judge Jill Walker will administer the oath of office in the main courtroom of the Wakulla County Courthouse at 4 p.m. The Rev. Keith Wallace of Lake Ellen Baptist Church will deliver the invocation, and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce Honor Guard will present the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the ceremony, the public is invited to a reception at Wakulla Countys Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave., Crawfordville. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 5Ahappenings CommunitySpecial to The NewsIn October 2012, Samiri Hernndez Hiraldo, and her two young daughters, Adriana Fortier, 11, and Erin Fortier, 7, were all recognized for their writing entries to national literary competitions. Samiri submitted her collection of poems, titled, Entre Borrozas Guardarayas (translation: Between Blurry Boundaries), to the National Poetry Series 2012 Paz Prize for Poetry Competition. In October, she was judged a nalist on the 2012 Paz Prize Shortlist. (http://nationalpoetryseries.blogspot.com). That same month, Adriana won third place and Erin, rst place in their age categories in the Young Voices of America Foundations 2012 Premier Short Story Contest. Adriana won $100 for her short story, titled, A Few More Stitches, about a girl whose family is torn apart by the civil war. Erin won $25 for, The Girl Who Explains Good News, her short story about a family in Crawfordville who likes to read the local newspaper and emphasize the good news in their community. Visit www.youngvoicesfoundation.org/youngvoiceshome/majorcontestwinners12.html to learn more. Samiri, who homeschools the two girls, as well as her 13-year-old son, Rafel, is already a published author in the academic area and has been writing fiction and non- ction, poetry and prose since high school. She has written over a thousand poems in English and Spanish for children and adults and is currently seeking to publish these works. Adriana has been interested in writing since she was in kindergarten. She has written many wonderful pieces, including short articles that have been published in The Wakulla News. (Her Wakulla News articles include: Hispanic Heritage Month (Oct.13, 2011) and Homeschoolers Visit Local Fire Department (Dec. 31, 2009). Erin aspires to write professionally and is now working on a newspaper, The Mysterious Waters News, which she hopes to distribute in our neighborhood. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL1103167.1Out with the old, over-priced auto policy in with State Farm. GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL AN AGENT OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. This New Years, uncork some extra money. Gayla Parks, Agent 2905 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32301 Bus: 850-222-6208 firstname.lastname@example.orgStart 2013 off right, with some newfound car insurance savings from State Farm. What could make the new year happier than that? Farrington Law OfceDeirdre A. Farrington, Esq. Lic. 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Call today to see if you qualify.Use a Special Election Period to Mother and daughters win writing awards PHOTO BY RAFEL FORTIERSamiri Hernndez Hiraldo reads with her daughters, Adriana and Erin Fortier. Judge Joanos will speak to historical societySpecial to The NewsOn Nov. 5, 2012, the Wakulla County Commissioner adopted an ordinance that goes into effect Feb. 1, 2013, restricting the selling or distribution of avored tobacco products at stores that sell to minors. Flavored tobacco is tobacco products like cigars, cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco products and blunt wraps that have had arti cial or natural avors added to them. In 2009, the FDA banned the sale of candy avored cigarettes across the country, but other existing and new tobacco products were left exempt. According to Tobacco Free Florida, over the last few years the emergence of new avored tobacco products, presented in colorful and playful packaging and backed by hefty marketing budgets, have parents, teachers, health advocates, physicians, and communities concerned. In Florida, one in six kids between the ages of 11 and 17 has tried avored tobacco. Starting Feb. 1, convenience and grocery stores will not be able to sell candy avored tobacco products. This will be enforced by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce. Any other stores that only allow access to people over the age of 21 are able to continue selling avored tobacco products. For additional information, call Jessica Welch, Communications and Public Services director, at (850) 926-0919 ext. 706.Swearing in ceremony for new sheri on Jan. 8 Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Historical Societys regular program speaker for its Jan. 8 meeting will be the Honorable Judge James E. Joanos. Judge Joanos is a former Chief Judge of Floridas First District Court of Appeal (1991-93), where he served as an appellate judge for 20 years. Before serving on the appellate court, Judge Joanos was a trial judge on the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida for 29 years. The Second Circuit is comprised of Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties. Joanos was born in Tallahassee in 1934, educated at Florida State University and Yale Law School. Joanos writes the Seminole Spotlight column in the Wakulla Area Times. In 1970, he was national president of the Florida State University Alumni Association. His hobbies include photography and FSU sports. Since its that time of year for post season bowl games, Joanos topic for January 8 is Stories about FSU Football. He has been an avid FSU sports fan since 1947 when FSU became co-educational and again began competing in intercollegiate sports. He said recently, Bowl games are special. I get pretty excited about them and look forward to them each year, probably more so than the average fan. This is because in the 1940s when I first became a fan, it was a rare and special season when the Seminoles got invited to play in a bowl game. The programs are on the second TuesdaySeptember and November through May, at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville. For more information, call (850) 926-1110 or email email@example.com. Judge James Joanos Selling of candy avored tobacco restricted LOST DOG Daisy was lost on Dec. 24 between the Petro at U.S. 98 and Crawfordville Highway and Spring Creek Highway. She is 5 years old, black and afraid of men. Her owners were traveling and are desperate to nd her. Call (850) 926-0902 with information.
Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsFirst off, Seasons Greetings. And, speaking of seasons, we just had the rst day of winter the winter equinox on Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year. Weve had some pretty cold days too with morning temperatures dipping around 30 degrees. Fairly normal for this time of the year that is for our atmosphere and ground temperature. But what about our Sea Surface Temperatures -(SSTs?) Apparently along our Florida coasts, both Atlantic and Gulf, our SSTs are a little lower than normal, and there is nothing unusual about this, as all oceans vary a degree up and down depending on El Nino and or La Nina, etc. However, the SSTs of the extreme northeast of our continent (up around Maine, Nova Scotia, Quebec, etc.) these last few months have been higher than EVER recorded. Is this an aftermath of Hurricane Sandy? SSTs normally are 6 to 11 degrees Celsius, but this fall they have been between 10 to 15 degrees Celsius or 4 degrees Celsius, 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. To me that is a frightening gure. Is this now going to be a trend? And it is already having effects it appears on marine life? For instance, in the huge order of birds call the Charadriformes you have many families like the shorebirds, gulls and terns, and one called Alcids (family Alcidea). These include auklets, puf ns guillemots, murres, and one called the Razorbill, or formerly the Razor-billed Auk. These are found in the cold deep blue water of our northern coasts. Razorbills while nesting on the rocky coastal cliffs feed on Herring and Sandlance in the summer, but in winter switch mostly to Capelin (a small sh in the smelt family) and krill, (small shrimp). It appears these last couple of months there may be a dramatic shortage of this food source, for low and behold Razorbills are taking biologists by utter surprise in their behavior. To nd one of these birds along the Florida east coast is rare; never in the Gulf. Only 14 have ever been recorded off Florida, until recently. Miami (Dade County) had just one prior record, but suddenly ocks of 20 or more are being seen ying off our east coast beaches. Numbers like 50 at South Inlet Park, Fort Lauderdale, and 450 off Miami (remember only one prior record!), 200 at Boynton Beach and 500 recorded off Palm Beach County. In a normal year no Alcids will be found in (along) Florida, but this year has been exceptional, according to eBird that is recording these sightings, and has actually put out a plea for more observations. In addition, an increasing number are being found on the Gulf Coast, where there is just one prior record (from Denedin Causeway), again stated by eBird. Check it out! Now that winter has really set in of cially, its time I begin to check out our coastal areas for Alcids, Murres, Black Guillemots, Dovekies and even the Atlantic Puf n. Apparently all are possible. Perfect places to check are off Bald Point State Park and Alligator Point, as well as the state park on the east end of St. George Island. Years ago I stood on Boniventure Island off Quebec and watched Northern Gannets diving into the deep blue cold waters of this island for fish, as well as land nearly at our feet where behind barricades they were feeding their young. It was with great pleasure just a few years back that I realized during winter I could observe them diving way out from the beaches off St. George Island and even locally at Bald Point, and occasionally at the lighthouse in the St. Marks Refuge. Now is also a good time to see Red-throated Loons and sea ducks like the Black, Surf and White-winged Scoters. I saw my rst Razorbill at the Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey on Jan. 29, 2012, perhaps I and you too may see many more this winter, locally!Special to The NewsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously decided Wednesday, Dec. 5, on a draft 2013 Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season. After discussing several options and hearing public testimony from 26 people, commissioners at their meeting in Apalachicola chose draft options that, if approved in February, will make most Gulf state waters consistent with the current federal season, with the exception of a four-county region. The current proposed federal season for Gulf gag grouper is slated to start July 1 and end when the annual catch target (the number of sh that can be harvested for that year within the rebuilding plan) is expected to be met, which will likely be sometime in November or early December. The federal season ending date should be nalized in spring 2013. The commissioners proposal included an April 1 through June 30 season in state waters off the counties of Taylor, Jefferson, Wakulla and Franklin. According to the proposal, the four-county region will not open during the July 1 through November/December federal season. Monroe County is excluded from the Gulf of Mexico season because it is included in the Atlantic season for gag grouper. Similar to our reasons for making this change last season, moving the 2013 season to April through June for this four-county region is anticipated to have an insigni cant impact to the resource but a significant impact to the local economy and the culture, said Commissioner Brian Yablonski. This at least gives the Big Bend area a chance to sh. Without this exception, the Big Bend is in essence left out because the sh are offshore during the federally proposed season. The commission asked staff to work with federal shery managers in gathering data on the effect this proposal may have on the length of the federal season and bring back this information to the February Commission meeting. The important thing is it looks like we are going in a positive direction for next year, said Commissioner Ron Bergeron about the proposed federal season, which potentially will be lengthened in 2013. Other options considered by the Commission included full consistency with the federal season in all state waters, split seasons that would open in spring and winter, and regional seasons. The 2012 recreational gag grouper season was July 1 through Oct. 31 in all federal and most state waters with the exception of state waters off Taylor, Jefferson, Wakulla and Franklin counties, which were open April 1 through June 30 instead. Public comment on this draft rule can be sent to Marine@MyFWC.com or can be given by calling 850487-0554. IF WE DONT HAVE IT WE CAN GET IT! 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A records check revealed the hunter was a convicted felon and had outstanding warrants. Of cer Bell arrested the subject for possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and for felony trespass. Lieutenant Harry Parker received information regarding the possible taking of an illegal deer near Atwater Road. The head and remains of a small button buck were located nearby. After locating and interviewing the subjects who allegedly shot and cleaned the deer, Lieutenant Parker cited a Gadsden County resident for taking an antlerless deer out of season. WAKULLA COUNTY: Investigator Eric Johnston and Officer Tyler Harrison each made undersized oyster cases at the Mashes Sands Boat Ramp. In each case, bags of oysters contained greater than 25 percent undersized oysters. Regulations only allow a tolerance of ve percent in culled and bagged oysters. WAKULLA COUNTY RPS: RPS Of cers Jason Carroll and Steven Cook were conducting surveillance on individuals harvesting shell sh in the Ochlockonee Bay area. They observed two vessels enter closed waters and engage in harvesting shellfish. When the two boats left the closed area, the of cers stopped them. The two individuals were cited for harvesting shell sh in a closed area. The shell sh were returned back to the water. RPS Of cer Jason Carroll and Of cer Matt Gore were working a duck hunter detail. The two officers observed two individuals dock their boat, remove a decoy bag from the vessel, and immediately go to their truck. Shortly thereafter, they returned to load the boat. A resource inspection was conducted. The hunters showed signs of deception, and the of cers located a bag limit of ducks in the vessel. Further inspection revealed ducks hidden in the decoy bag that was placed in the truck. One hunter took responsibility and was cited for the bag limit violation. Gag grouper
To start the new year off, I thought it would be nice to have our new Flotilla Commander, Duane Treadon, write something to share with the readers. This year, 2013 stands to be another great year for Apalachee Bay Flotilla 12 as we continue our volunteer service to the areas boating public. With the loss of several neighboring Flotillas, we have seen our area of responsibility (AOR) expand from the general St. Marks area all the way to Apalachicola. This expansion has presented new opportunities and challenges for us as we try to meet the needs of the boating public and the Coast Guards mandate of promoting safe boating. As a unit we have accepted these challenges and opportunities and in recent years seen our involvement in the local community increase and improve. As incoming Flotilla Commander for 2013, I invite you to look over the many services that we provide to area boaters. It doesnt matter if you are a new boater or an old salt, we can be of service to you. Some of our more popular programs include free vessel safety checks, retail safe boating information boxes and boating safety courses. Over the coming weeks we will update you with information on our activities, like vessel safety check ramp days, location of safe boating information boxes, and how you can become part of the action. If you are looking to get a jump on improving your skills as a boater in 2013 please sign up for our first Safe Boating course of the year being held Jan. 26 at the Fish and Wildlife Commission of ces in Tallahassee. This one-day instructor lead course takes you from the basics to advanced topics in an easy to follow format. If you need a State of Florida Boating Education ID card you can submit proof of completing this course to the State to receive the card. For more information about this course offering please visit our website at http://uscgaux.net and follow the Public Education link or email fso-pe@ uscgaux.net. As Flotilla Commander I look forward to working with you and our members to bring the best possible Auxiliary services to our wonderful Apalachee Bay. In addition to Duane, we also have Norma Hill as our Vice Flotilla Commander. Within the Auxiliary we have several staff of cers who provide support for their program areas. The upcoming year the following people have volunteered. Communication Services, which maintains our website and other outreach efforts, is Duane Treadon. Diversity, which supports our recognition of the assets all members bring to the Flotilla, is Geoff Gonzales. Finance is Carolyn Treadon. Fran Keating will take over Human Resources, which works on talking to interested individuals and processing new members. Information Systems will be maintained by Duane Treadon. Our materials are received and maintained by Mike Harrison. Raye Crews will continue to wok with marine safety, which monitors for red tide and other pollutants in our area. Bob Asztalos will oversee member training. Tim Ashley will work on ensuring our Navigation Systems (buoys) are in good working order. Phil Hill will oversee our patrol schedules. Carolyn Treadon will continue to write this column and other publications as needed. Mike Harrison will coordinate and oversee program visits that maintain our retail safe boating information. Fran Keating will be our secretary and record the happenings of our meetings. Steve Hults will continue to oversee our free vessel safety check program. While each staff of cer position has a point person, it is really a team effort to make all the programs successful. Our public affairs and public education programs are two examples of areas that rely on the flotilla as a while to be successful. We are all looking forward to a great 2013! And as Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 7Aa peek into life on and under the water W a t e r W a y s Water Ways Water WaysCoast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton and Nicole Stanton Coast Guard Station Panama City ......................................................... (850) 234-4228 Coast Guard Station Yankeetown .......................................................... (352) 447-6900 Coast Guard Auxiliary St. Marks (Flotilla 12) ........................................... (850) 942-7500 or ............................................................................(850) 284-1166 Boating Emergencies Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thu Jan 3, 13 Fri Jan 4, 13 Sat Jan 5, 13 Sun Jan 6, 13 Mon Jan 7, 13 Tue Jan 8, 13 Wed Jan 9, 13 D ate 2.8 ft. 5:11 AM Hi g h 0.2 ft. 11:24 AM 0.4 ft. 12:25 AM 0.2 ft. 1:37 AM -0.1 ft. 2:57 AM -0.4 ft. 4:13 AM -0.8 ft. 5:19 AM -1.2 ft. 6:16 AM L ow 3.0 ft. 5:51 PM 2.5 ft. 6:19 AM 2.3 ft. 7:49 AM 2.3 ft. 9:31 AM 2.5 ft. 10:57 AM 2.8 ft. 12:02 PM 3.0 ft. 12:55 PM Hi g h 0.5 ft. 12:12 PM 0.9 ft. 1:12 PM 1.2 ft. 2:25 PM 1.4 ft. 3:44 PM 1.4 ft. 4:57 PM 1.3 ft. 5:59 PM L ow 3.0 ft. 6:35 PM 3.0 ft. 7:30 PM 3.0 ft. 8:37 PM 3.1 ft. 9:49 PM 3.3 ft. 10:56 PM 3.5 ft. 11:55 PM Hi g h Thu Jan 3, 13 Fri Jan 4, 13 Sat Jan 5, 13 Sun Jan 6, 13 Mon Jan 7, 13 Tue Jan 8, 13 Wed Jan 9, 13 D ate 2.1 ft. 5:03 AM Hi g h 0.1 ft. 11:35 AM 0.3 ft. 12:36 AM 0.1 ft. 1:48 AM 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Jan 4, 13 Sat Jan 5, 13 Sun Jan 6, 13 Mon Jan 7, 13 Tue Jan 8, 13 Wed Jan 9, 13 D ate 2.2 ft. 4:55 AM Hi g h 0.2 ft. 11:03 AM 0.4 ft. 12:04 AM 0.2 ft. 1:16 AM -0.1 ft. 2:36 AM -0.4 ft. 3:52 AM -0.8 ft. 4:58 AM -1.1 ft. 5:55 AM L ow 2.4 ft. 5:35 PM 1.9 ft. 6:03 AM 1.8 ft. 7:33 AM 1.8 ft. 9:15 AM 2.0 ft. 10:41 AM 2.2 ft. 11:46 AM 2.3 ft. 12:39 PM Hi g h 0.5 ft. 11:51 AM 0.9 ft. 12:51 PM 1.2 ft. 2:04 PM 1.4 ft. 3:23 PM 1.4 ft. 4:36 PM 1.2 ft. 5:38 PM L ow 2.3 ft. 6:19 PM 2.3 ft. 7:14 PM 2.3 ft. 8:21 PM 2.4 ft. 9:33 PM 2.6 ft. 10:40 PM 2.7 ft. 11:39 PM Hi g h Thu Jan 3, 13 Fri Jan 4, 13 Sat Jan 5, 13 Sun Jan 6, 13 Mon Jan 7, 13 Tue Jan 8, 13 Wed Jan 9, 13 D ate 2.8 ft. 5:08 AM Hi g h 0.2 ft. 11:21 AM 0.4 ft. 12:22 AM 0.2 ft. 1:34 AM -0.1 ft. 2:54 AM -0.5 ft. 4:10 AM -0.9 ft. 5:16 AM -1.3 ft. 6:13 AM L ow 3.1 ft. 5:48 PM 2.5 ft. 6:16 AM 2.4 ft. 7:46 AM 2.4 ft. 9:28 AM 2.6 ft. 10:54 AM 2.8 ft. 11:59 AM 3.0 ft. 12:52 PM Hi g h 0.6 ft. 12:09 PM 1.0 ft. 1:09 PM 1.3 ft. 2:22 PM 1.5 ft. 3:41 PM 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So its tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket. But theres no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water. Things to Know: Certain life jackets are designed to keep your head above water and help you remain in a position which permits proper breathing. To meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements, a boat must have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved Type I, II, III, or V life jacket for each person aboard. Boats 16 feet and over must have at least one Type IV throwable device as well. All states have regulations regarding life jacket wear by children. Adult-sized life jackets will not work for children. Life jackets should be tested for wear and buoyancy at least once each year. Waterlogged, faded, or leaky jackets should be discarded. Life jackets must be properly stowed. A life jacket especially a snug- tting otation coat or deck-suit style can help you survive in cold water. How Do Life Jackets Save Lives? When capsized in rough water. When sinking in unexpectedly heavy sea conditions. When thrown from the boat as a result of a collision. When injured by rocks or submerged objects. When unconscious from carbon monoxide fumes. When tossed into freezing water. When thrown off balance while shing. The Diving Emergency What to do when the unthinkable happens. The worst has happened, someone has been hurt during a dive. What do you do? Recovery to the surface is important, and rst aid will help if the diver is still alive. Who do you call for help? What do you do with the equipment? Get the diver to the surface. If you cant remember your basic training, or if your basic training was insuf cient, remember to hold your dive buddys regulator in their mouth, using their BCD, slowly bring your buddy to the surface while maintaining a steady ascent. If you are having troubles drop your buddys weightbelt to make things easier. Once you reach the surface, assess the victim, are they responsive? If medical attention is needed and you are on land call 911. If you are on a boat, use the marine radio VHF channel 16 and call the coast guard PAN PAN PAN. This is a distress signal that will alert the coast guard that you need medical assistance. If the victim is unresponsive, administer rst aid and assess CPR. Ask someone to keep the equipment sequestered. Turn off the cylinder after you note the pressure in the tank and note how many times the valve turns to turn off the tank. Make notes of everything you observe, conditions of the dive site, condition of the equipment, dive pro le, and get the contact information for everyone who was involved. Ask each person to write down a witness report, what they saw, as soon as possible. Co-operate with law enforcement, coast guard, EMS and boat captain. No matter what happens, be prepared. Oxygen on board/at the dive site and delivery equipment is one of the best rst aid supplies for any diving accident. Be trained to use the equipment, in rst aid, in CPR and in any of the medical evacuation procedures for the dive site that you attend. Know where the nearest hyperbaric chamber is located to your dive site, as well as the phone number of your local EMS and LifeFlight helicopter service. In Wakulla county, you will be transported to Capital Regional Medical Center under the care of Dr. William Kepper, their chamber medical of cer. Medical treatment for diving injuries can be very expensive. Medical evacuation and hyperbaric chamber treatment can exceed thousands of dollars. The Divers Alert Network (DAN), an advocacy group for divers in the USA, provides an insurance policy that covers these treatments and transports and are available at a minimum fee. They can be reached online or by contacting your local dive center. DAN also serves many uses so please look at their services for divers. DAN contact information: 1-800-446-2671 or (919) 684-2948, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now the worst has happened, are you going to be prepared? T he Wak u lla Ne ws F o r l o c a l n e w s a n d p h o t o s For local news and photos w w w t h e w a k u l l a n e w s c o m www.thewakullanews.com
Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn Dec. 20, Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated a report of a battery at a Crawfordville convenience store. A 60-year-old victim and a witness reported that a 73-year-old suspect came into the store and pushed the victim twice without being provoked. The suspect was later identi ed by the victim, witness and Lt. Sessor who had previous knowledge about the suspect. Lt. Sessor requested an arrest warrant for the suspect for battery. DECEMBER 20 A 14-year-old female was issued a civil citation after School Resource Of cer Deputy Scott Rojas of Wakulla High School discovered a weapon on the student. The knife was designed to look like a comb; however, the handle is removable and exposed a three inch xed double edge blade. The female student was given the civil citation for bringing a concealed weapon on campus. Janie Sanders of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of medications from her home. The missing prescriptions are valued at $136. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. Deputy Mike Crum investigated a disturbance involving a 16-year-old male from Crawfordville. The juveniles mother contacted law enforcement after the juvenile became unruly while opening Christmas presents. The male was upset about the Christmas presents and berated his mother before throwing a laptop computer against a wall destroying it. The juvenile left the residence before Deputy Crum arrived. There were no injuries. DECEMBER 21 Melissa Morgan of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Three rearms were reported taken from the victims home. The weapons are valued at $750. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. Heather Strickland of Sopchoppy reported a residential burglary. Jewelry was taken from the victims home. The missing property is valued at $1,450. Three individuals of interest have been identi ed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. DECEMBER 22 Roswitha Hurley of Tallahassee reported a grand theft of her purse from a local bar. The victim left the purse on the bar and a suspect, who has been identi ed, removed the purse under his clothing. The purse and contents are valued at $610. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Tonya Rueth of Crawfordville reported the theft of mail from her mailbox. The victim had a package torn open before she could open it and gift cards were stolen from the box. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. Nicholas Carson of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim parked his truck in the Apalachicola National Forest where it was damaged and $1,250 worth of stereo equipment and an air compressor were stolen. The vehicle window was broken out and the vehicle was keyed. Damage was estimated at $1,400. A person of interest was identi ed. Deputy Mike Zimba, Lt. Brent Sanders, Deputy Richard Moon and Deputy David Pienta investigated. DECEMBER 23 Rupert Harrison of Eastpoint reported a traf c crash on Live Oak Island Road. The victim crashed into a deer and his truck was a total loss. There were no injuries. Deputy Ward Kromer and Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. Joshua Bridges of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed and $1,820 worth of hunting equipment was taken from the home. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. DECEMBER 24 Shellie Vandewark of Crawfordville reported a traf c crash. A motorist drove through the victims privacy fence during the night. The fence was damaged in two locations and the damage value was estimated at $800. Debris was collected as evidence at the scene. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated. Jennifer Martin of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Two unauthorized transactions were discovered on the victims bank account. The charges totaled $408 at a convenience store in Davie. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. A concerned citizen on the Sopchoppy Highway reported discovering a child walking on the side of the highway close to traffic. The 7-year-old female had scratches on her body and was wet from walking in a wooded area. The child was returned to a relative who was caring for her at the time and the Department of Children and Families was contacted about the incident. Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Deputy Cole Wells investigated. Scott Payne of Crawfordville reported the possible theft of a pig. A 60-pound pig was taken from the victims pig pen on his property. After investigating the evidence at the scene, which included blood, damage to the pen and long coarse black hair, Deputy Mike Crum identi ed a bear as the likely suspect. The pig was valued at $70. Brenda Sanders of Sopchoppy reported recovering a vehicle tag which was reported stolen on Dec. 4. The tag was recovered along the side of a road near the victims home. It was removed from the FCIC/ NCIC computer data base as stolen. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. Adam Barwick of Panacea reported a credit card offense. Two fraudulent charges were observed on the victims bank account, totaling $70. The charges were created at a wireless company in Ohio. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. DECEMBER 25 Kaitlien Salem of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications from her home. The medications are valued at $32 and the victim told Deputy Rachel Wheeler that a number of individuals may have been in her home and removed the medications. A 52-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man from Georgia were reported missing from recreational activities conducted on state property at Wakulla Springs State Park. Wakulla County Sheriffs Office investigators were joined by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) of cers and State Park Rangers in locating the couple. The man and woman were riding bicycles on the state property when they decided to leave their bikes behind and walk on 6-Mile Trail. They became disoriented and could not find their way out. Law enforcement located their bicycles and the missing persons, using cellular telephone signals, and they were returned to safety without incident. The WCSO received the call for help at 12:33 p.m. and contact was made with the Georgians at 2:28 p.m. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. Leota Schaefer of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone opened a fraudulent account at a big box store. The victim was informed that the account was past due. The victims name and Social Security number were used to create the account. The fraudulent account was opened in November in Oklahoma and contains a $592 charge. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. DECEMBER 26 Shaun Garmin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone removed a duffel bag from an unlocked vehicle. The bag and the contents are valued at $106. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Eugene Tauber of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at the recreation park in Medart. Someone entered the restrooms and spray painted graf ti on the walls and tile. Damage is estimated at $400. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. Ann Bonner of Crawfordville reported the theft of a computer from her home. The property is valued at $200. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Phillip Mann of Craw-fordville reported a grand theft. Copper wiring was removed from the victims power pole. The copper and related electrical components, valued at $280, were reported missing. Damage to meter boxes was estimated at $300. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Robert Rachow of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A GPS unit was stolen from the victims vehicle. The GPS is valued at $110. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. Kenneth Williams of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. An iPod was stolen from his unlocked vehicle. The property is valued at $200. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated. Christine Silvey of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. A rearm was stolen out of the victims home. The rearm is valued at $150. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce received 702 calls for service during the past week. This included 13 business alarms; 10 residential alarms; 61 citizen contacts; 15 disturbances; 24 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 9 abandoned regular E-911 calls; 15 E-911 calls; 10 informational reports; 41 investigations; 48 medical emergencies; 242 business and residential security checks; 10 special details; 11 thefts; and 39 traf c stops. Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Office Criminal Intelligence Analyst Angie Gardner recently completed her schooling as a Certi ed Law Enforcement Analyst through the State of Florida. She took two prerequisite classes in March and June 2012 before spending one week per month from July to December completing the course through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The WCSO and Sheriff Donnie Crum approved of sending her through the certification program and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided the grant to pay for the training. She graduated on Dec. 14. During the program, Gardner learned many aspects of analysis including law enforcement intelligence, law enforcement investigative and law enforcement statistical. The certi cation gives her access to many state data bases to provide an opportunity for the WCSO to become proactive and address law enforcement concerns before they become a problem. In addition to providing visual materials to track burglaries, she has also taken on the task of registering felony sex offenders who must come by the sheriffs of ce twice each year and report any movement of residences. In her analyst post, Gardner can assist WCSO detectives in many ways as they become more proactive in the community. Gardner has been employed by the sheriffs of ce for six years and is certi ed in dispatch and as a training of cer in addition to criminal intelligence. WCSOThe Wakulla County Sheiffs Of ce Honor Guard lowers the ag to present it to Sheriff Donnie Crum. Retirement ceremony Continued from Page 1 During the ceremony, the Honor Guard folded and retired the American ag before presenting it to the sheriff. WCSO staff requested the opportunity to honor the sheriff for his sel ess service to Wakulla County and its citizens. Crum was appointed Sheriff Oct. 1, 2011, by Gov. Rick Scott after longtime Sheriff David Harvey announced his retirement. The six members of the WCSO Honor Guard included: Lt. Billy Jones, Deputy Will Hudson, Detective Rob Giddens, Detective Ryan Muse, Detective Derek Lawhon and Deputy Rachel Wheeler. A salute and reveille was played on a bugle during the morning ceremony and the bugler played Retreat, as the flag was lowered during the afternoon ceremony. As part of a tradition, a ( ash bang) round was red by the shotgun of cer. The bugler played To The Colors as the ag was lowered and folded by the Honor Guard and presented to the sheriff. It has been a great career, said Crum. To be successful you have to have good people around you and I have had great people around me. God bless every one of you. In the United States Military, the ceremony honors the ag on a daily basis. The Retreat Ceremony has been a part of the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War. At that time it was sounded by drums which were part of the Infantry of the time period. In more modern times the ring of a gun or cannon was intended to call the troops back to the fort or camp from their fatigue duties of the day. Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce will host a blood drive with the Southeastern Community Blood Center on Friday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the WCSO parking lot. Donors will receive a Fandango voucher for a free movie ticket and will be entered for a chance to win a weekly drawing for a Samsung BluRay 3D home theatre along with an entry for the monthly grand prize of a Samsung 51 inch television. Donors must be at least 110 pounds to donate and you must provide identi cation to give blood. To give blood, contact Lt. Bruce Ashley at 745-7162, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the bloodmobile on the southern end of the parking lot. 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The Chamber held a ribbon cutting for the new store, Smokin Vapor Wakulla on Dec. 14, 2012. Charlene Poole, and along with her husband, Shawn, and father-in-law Buddy Grose opened Smokin Vapor Wakulla on Dec. 3, 2012. All three of them quit smoking in September 2012 with the help of E-Cigarettes and the ne folks of Smokin Vapor in Panama City Beach. After a few short months of not smoking and Charlenes own recovery from neck surgery, they felt compelled to share their experience and the wonderful joy-tech products with the ne people of Wakulla County and surrounding area. Shawn and Buddy have been longtime residents of the county, and owning their business, Seafarer Industrial Fiberglass, know rst-hand what it takes to serve the public. The family is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of this community, standing behind our product, American made e-juice. They take time with each and every person that comes through the door as if they were family, too. It is so exciting to see everyones progress each and every week, and for new customers to come in and say so and so sent me, or my doctor in town told me to come see yall to try an alternative to tobacco. For the Poole family, it is not about making money; it is about the health of smokers and our commitment to help them quit smoking. They are truly here to serve and look forward to meeting those of you trying to win the battle against tobacco addiction. Come see us at the North Pointe Center, 1626 D Crawfordville Highway, or give us a call at 745-8313, and stop smokin, start vapin. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 9A T a k i n g C a r e o f B u s i n e s s Taking Care of Business B u s i n e s s N e w s f r o m Business News from FROM THE PRESIDENT By AMY GEIGERChamber PresidentThis will be my nal column as your Chamber president. I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve the business community and meet so many talented and kind individuals during the last 12 months. I would like to give a special thank you to Petra Shuff, our of ce administrator. No one can do this job without the daily support of Petra and her amazing organizational skills. I will be forever grateful to her for her dedication to the Chamber and our members. In addition to Petra, I have served this year with an executive board, committee chairs and board members that continued to step up to the plate and moved the Chamber forward. The last year has gone by so fast and there never seems to be enough time to complete all the tasks we set out to do. It seems like only yesterday I was standing before the membership outlining my priorities for 2012. I wanted to focus on what our past leaders created by focusing on promoting, improving and enhancing the business community we serve through membership, education and advocating for business. As I look back over the last year, we did just that Each of our activities focused on our mission and continues to strengthen the partnerships we have with our local government officials and business members. I hope you will all make plans to attend the Installation Banquet where I will recap 2012 and we will hear what Tammie Bar eld, president-elect, has in store for us for 2013. Thank you for your support during my term as Chamber president. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you the members and the business community. Yours in Service, Amy Geiger Amy Geiger is president of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce. anks for great year ServiceMaster Clean, specializing in Residential/ Commercial Disaster Restoration & Construction Services. Located at 3537 Harts eld Road, Tallahassee. Number is (850) 402-8930. Coastal Trailer & Hitch, specializing in Sales and Service, trailer repair and general welding. Locted at 2551 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville. Number is (850) 984-0728. The Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Front Porch Creations Florist Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Lynn gained her experience through working as a oral designer at several orists in Tallahassee for over 27 years. Opening her own ower shop has always been a dream, and it became reality for Lynn in July 2008, when she, along with her husband Toby and daughter Charith, opened Front Porch Creations Florist in Crawfordville. Opening her own shop gave Lynn the chance to work in Wakulla County and be close to her daughter. At the same time it allowed her to give back to the community she grew up in. On Oct. 1, Front Porch Creations Florist moved to their new location in the Rose Alley Business Center. Lynn, her husband Toby and Daughter Charith look forward to meeting you and getting a chance to help with whatever oral needs you may have. Visit them at 2543 Crawfordville Highway, or give them a call at 926-7192. Installation Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wakulla Senior Center, 33 Michael Drive. The guest speaker is Bob Ballard, Wakulla Environmental Institute. RSVP to the Chamber of ce at 926-1848 January Networking luncheon on Jan. 23. Location to be announced. All local business owners are invited. Call 926-1848 for details. Chamber ChatterNew members: Upcoming events: Ribbon Cuttings Front Porch Creations Florist SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA ribbon cutting is held for Front Porch Creations Florist on Dec. 12 Smokin Vapor WakullaSPECIAL TO THE NEWSSmokin Vapor Wakulla opens recently and holds ribbon cutting. New year brings opportunity for job seekersSpecial to The NewsOn Dec. 21, the Department of Economic Opportunity Labor Market Institute released the local and state unemployment gures for November 2012. The Workforce plus region saw a minimal increase of .1 percent in the unemployment rate moving from 6.6 to 6.7 percent over the month, but a signi cant improvement over the year with a 1.5 percent decrease from 8.2 percent over the year. In November, Gadsden County saw the only decrease locally, moving from 8.7 to 8.6 percent. Over the year, there was a decrease of 1.4 percent from 10.0 percent. Leon County also saw a slight increase of just .1 percent moving from 6.4 to 6.5 percent over the month but a 1.5 percent decrease over the year from 8.0 percent. Lastly, Wakulla in turn, saw a slight increase of .2 percent moving from 5.9 to 6.1 percent, however, they saw the largest decrease over the year at 1.8 percent moving from 7.9 percent. The Tallahassee MSA has consistently maintained the third lowest unemployment in the state at 6.7 percent behind the Crestview/Fort Walton MSA and the Gainesville MSA. Additionally, the local MSA was 1.2 percentage points lower than the non-seasonally adjusted state rate of 7.9 percent. All numbers reported for local unemployment are not seasonally adjusted, meaning seasonality is not taken into account. In looking at job gains seen locally and comparing these gures with the most recent Help Wanted Online report showing an increase of 275 in online advertised vacancies over the year, Workforce plus encourages job seekers to remain attentive to their job search activities and explore events and opportunities taking place in the new year. Even though we saw a slight increase in our local unemployment rate, the job market continues to show positive jobs gains and total employment has increased over the year, said Kimberly A. Moore, CEO of Workfroce plus. There is an Annual Job Fair being held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Leon County Civic Center. The largest job seeker/employer connection event in the Big Bend, this event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free for both employers and job seekers. Prior to the event, there will be a How To Work A Job Fair workshop. The workshops will take place at each of the three of ces within Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla. Job seekers who attend the workshop will learn how to write a 30-second elevator speech; make a positive first impression, dress to impress, follow-up after the job fair and more in this hands-on workshop. Employers interested in registering and participating as a vendor are encouraged to contact Workforce plus as booth space is lling up quickly. There is no cost to participate. Registration is available on a rst-come, rst-serve basis. For more information, go to www. wfplus.org or call 1-866-WFP-JOB1. 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By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATHE CAPITAL, Dec. 27, 2012Consumer con dence among Floridians was unchanged in December, down a bit from a peak in the fall, the University of Florida reported Thursday. The UF Survey Research Center at the universitys Bureau of Economic and Business Research said conservatives who were unhappy with the November presidential election outcome generally remain gloomy about the economy, while those who supported President Obama are more upbeat. The consumer confidence gure in December was 74, same as the revised November reading. The peak this year which was a post-recession peak was in September and October. In November there was a clear reaction to the outcome of the election with con dence among Democrats increasing and con dence among Republicans decreasing, said center director Chris McCarty. In December that is still true with con dence among Republicans at 49 and among Democrats at 103, about the same as November. Con dence was up for those under age 60 but down for those over age 60. Worry about the scal cliff in the federal budget remained another factor keeping con dence low, McCarty said. Floridians pessimism about the next year, both in perceptions of personal nances and expectations about the economy, was likely related to that. Respondents expectation that personal nances will be sound a year from now dropped two points to 75, although perceptions of personal nances now compared to a year ago rose four points to 61, the survey center said. Con dence in the U.S. economy over the coming year fell six points to 73. There was some optimism, however, about the current state of the economy in terms of whether its a good time to buy durable goods, such as washing machines. The con dence gauge on that question rose six points to 84. There are several signs of economic recovery in Florida, including rising home prices and better housing sales. The states unemployment rate fell again in November by nearly a half a percentage point to 8.1 percent, the lowest level since the recession ended. The gap between Florida and U.S. unemployment is now only 0.4 percent. And unlike in previous months, the November decline in Florida unemployment gures was not mainly the result of a decline in the labor force, McCarty noted. In November there was an increase in jobs and the labor force remained steady. Most economists believe that without the scal cliff the economy is on a solid path to recovery, McCarty said. Details of the December survey can be found at http://www.bebr.ufl. edu/cci. By JASON ALDERMANBenjamin Franklin once declared, Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Although I dont have any updates on the former, where taxes are concerned I do have news: As it does every year, the Internal Revenue Service announced 2013 cost-of-living adjustments to many of the amounts you and your employer can contribute toward your retirement accounts. These new limits mean most people will be able to contribute more money in taxadvantaged accounts for their retirement savings. Here are highlights of what will and wont change in 2013: Defined contribution plans. The maximum allowable annual contribution you can make to workplace 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and federal Thrift Savings plans increases by $500 to $17,500. Keep in mind these additional factors: People over 50 can also make an additional $5,500 in catch-up contributions (unchanged from 2012). The annual limit for combined employee and employer contributions increased by $1,000 to $51,000. Because your plan may limit the percentage of pay you can contribute, your maximum contribution may actually be less. (For example, if the maximum contribution is 10 percent of pay and you earn $50,000, you could only contribute $5,000.) Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The maximum annual contribution to IRAs increases by $500 to $5,500 (plus an additional $1,000 if 50 or older unchanged from 2012). Maximum contributions to traditional IRAs are not impacted by personal income, but if your modi ed adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain limits, the maximum amount you can contribute to a Roth IRA gradually phases out: For singles/heads of households the phase-out range is $112,000 to $127,000 (increased from $110,000 to $125,000 in 2012). Above $127,000, you cannot contribute to a Roth. For married couples ling jointly, the range is $178,000 to $188,000 (up from $173,000 to $183,000 in 2012). Keep in mind these rules for deducting traditional IRA contributions on your federal tax return: If youre single, a head of household, a qualifying widow(er) or married and neither spouse is covered by an employer-provided retirement plan you can deduct the full IRA contribution, regardless of income. If you are covered by an employer plan and are single or a head of household, the tax deduction phases out for AGI between $59,000 and $69,000 (up from $58,000 to $68,000 in 2012); if married and filing jointly, the phase-out range is $95,000 to $115,000 (up from $92,000 to $112,000 in 2012). If youre married and arent covered by an employer plan but your spouse is, the IRA deduction is phased out if your combined AGI is between $178,000 and $188,000 (up from $173,000 to $183,000 in 2012). For more details, read IRS Publication 590 at www. irs.gov. Retirement Saver Tax Credit: As an incentive to help lowand moderate-income workers save for retirement through an IRA or companysponsored plan, many are eligible for a Retirement Savers Tax Credit of up to $1,000 ($2,000 if ling jointly). This credit lowers your tax bill, dollar for dollar, in addition to any other tax deduction you already receive for your contribution. Qualifying income ceiling limits for the Retirement Savers Tax Credit increased in 2012 to $59,000 for joint lers, $44,250 for heads of household, and $29,500 for singles or married persons filing separately. Consult IRS Form 8880 for more information.Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com S p o t l i g h t o n B u s i n e s s Spotlight on Business Business: Citizens for Humane Treatment of Wakulla Inc. Tell us about your business : We are a 501(c)(3) non-pro t humane society, incorporated in 2001, formerly known as Wakulla County Humane Society. Our mission is to work with Wakulla County Animal Control in nding new homes for the unwanted, stray, and abandoned animals in our county. We strive to improve, through education and charity, the health, safety and well-being of domesticated animals in our community. CHAT is also committed to prevent cruelty to all animals through education and charity. CHAT operates on funds received from membership dues, donations and fundraising. What services, products do you offer? We offer pet adoptions, apply for grants that allow us to issue spay and neuter vouchers for dogs owned by residents in Wakulla County, pay for emergency medical care for pets at Animal Control, provide educational materials for elementary school students, along with visits to the schools to educate students, and offer public education at various local events. CHAT also hosts a low cost traveling vet once a month. What sets your business apart from the competition? Our goal is to provide the general public with healthy neutered/ spayed dogs and cats for adoption. We work diligently to meet this goal by providing vaccines, heartworm tests, feline leukemia tests, deworming, and heartworm prevention. Any pet over 5 months old will be spayed/ neutered prior to adoption and younger pets will be provided with a voucher to cover the costs of the procedure. All pets are microchipped and come with one month of free health insurance to cover most health issues that may arise after adoption. What should the community/customer expect when they visit your business? CHAT maintains a clean and inviting facility that the people enjoy. We have an open-air addition to the cat room that is a relaxing environment to sit and socialize with the cats. Visitors can take the dogs on walks and play with them in large fenced dog run. There are multiple volunteer opportunities, from socializing cats and dogs, walking dogs, cleaning cages, fostering, to front of ce help. How long have you been a Chamber member? Since 2008 Why did you join the Chamber? CHAT joined the Chamber to network with other organizations and local business owners, and to raise awareness of our organization through these opportunities. What Chamber services have you taken advantage of and/or will take advantage of in the near future? We have participated in the monthly networking luncheons and after hours mixers. It has been a great help to advertise CHAT events on the Chambers calendar, and through mail-out notices to the membership. We plan to take advantage of the ed2go online classes to improve skills for our employees. Whats your reason Wakulla residents should Shop Local? We have many wonderful pets that need homes. These pets come from right here in Wakulla County. The local veterinarians offer free exams and some other free services to pets adopted from the CHAT of Wakulla Adoption Center. If anyone is interested in your products/services, how do they contact you? Please contact CHAT at (850) 926-0890. Our website is www.chatofwakulla.org and we are located at 1 Oak St., Crawfordville, next to the Sheriffs Of ce and Animal Control. Additional Comments: Our organization participates in all local community events and parades. In addition, as previously stated, CHAT obtains spay/neuter grants to assist Wakulla County residents with low income to decrease unwanted litters ending up at the local shelter. Get ready for our Pamper your Pooch event this spring, and Heides annual rose sale in April, an event that has raised funds for 16 years now. Come by and see us today. Your new pet is waiting for you! 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 Page 11A Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, Jan. 3 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, Jan. 4 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 library. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832. Saturday, Jan. 5 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 fire 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) 962-1010 or email poshjava@gmail. com for details. WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. Sunday, Jan. 6 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information. Monday, Jan. 7 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. 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, Jan. 8 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, Jan. 9 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. Thursday, Jan. 10 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.Special EventsSunday, Jan. 6 FIRST SUNDAY AT THE REFUGE presentation series will Ask the Staff at 2 p.m. at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Learn the routines and unforeseen challenges they face in keeping equipment moving, budgets balanced and wildlife protected while providing superior recreational opportunities. First Sunday presentations are in the Environmental Education Center, Natures Classroom at St. Marks Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse Road. Seating is limited so come early. Refuge entrance fees apply. Call (850)925-6121 for more information. Tuesday, Jan. 8 WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold its monthly program at the library from 7 to 9 p.m. Judge Jimmy Joanos of Tallahassee will speak on the history of FSU football. Judge Joanos has been a part of the FSU scene all his life and has written extensive articles pertaining to FSU sports and in particular, football. PANHANDLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING will feature Julia Byrd, Senior Archaeologist, Bureau of Archaeological Research as she presents Florida Prehistoric and Historic Canoes. They will explore the diversity of prehistoric and historic canoes and discuss patterns in the ways people made and used canoes throughout Floridas history. PAST meetings are at the B. Calvin Jones Center for Archaeology at the Gov. Martin House, 1001 De Soto Park Dr., Tallahassee. De Soto Park Dr. is off Lafayette St. between Seminole Dr. and Myers Park Dr. Thursday, Jan. 10 SOUP-ER BOWL PARTY will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. This is a workshop which will include preparing, tasting and preserving soup. Several of the soups featured at the recent county-wide Empty Bowl event will be featured. Cost is $15 per person and no one will be turned away based on inability to pay the registration fee. Pre-registration is necessary. Do so by calling 926-3931. Upcoming EventsFriday, Jan. 11 BLOOD DRIVE will be held at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donors will receive a Fandango voucher for a free movie ticket and will be entered for a chance to win a weekly drawing for a Samsung Blu-Ray 3-D home theatre along with an entry for the monthly grand prize of a Samsung 51 inch television. Donors must be at least 110 pounds and provide identi cation to give blood. To give blood, contact Lt. Bruce Ashley at 850-745-7162, bashley@ wcso.org or visit the bloodmobile on the southern end of the parking lot. For information about giving blood, visit the Southeastern Community Blood Center web site at scbcinfo.org. Monday, Jan. 14 WILDERNESS COAST PUBLIC LIBRARIES GOVERNING BOARD will hold a meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. The meeting is open to the public. Tuesday, Jan. 15 RETIREMENT INCOME PLANNING WORKSHOP will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wildwood Country Club. Join Prudential for a valuable retirement income planning workshop. Learn how to plan for the three key retirement challenges: Outliving your retirement assets, keeping up with rising costs and navigating market uncertainty. It will be hosted by Billy Bull, nancial professional associate. RSVP by Jan. 7 by calling 850-2737830 or email William.email@example.com. Dinner to be served during the workshop Thursday, Jan. 17 WAKULLA COUNTY TOBACCO FREE PARTNERSHIP will meet at the library from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 850-926-0401 ext. 217 for more information. ANNUAL INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS for the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce will be held at from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center. The special guest speaker is Bob Ballard, executive director for TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute. Saturday, Jan. 19 SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS Wakulla Guards Camp will meet a 5 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. For more information, please call Lisa Morgan at (850) 926-1405. Tuesday, Jan. 22 AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS will be held at the Wakulla County Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for AARP members is $12, everyone else is $14. Those interested must register to attend a class. Call Ernie Conte at (850) 926-4605 for more information or to register. Thursday, Jan. 24 CLOSING THE GAP JOB FAIR AND EXPO will be held by Workforce Plus at the Leon County Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in attending need to register by calling (850) 414-6085. RSVP by Jan. 3, 2013. Saturday, Jan. 26 GREEN CLEANING WORKSHOP will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Jennifer Glaubius and Shelley Swenson will share information on the products Glaubius has researched and tested and those being encouraged through the extension of ce. They will discuss cleaning products that utilize natural ingredients that are safer for the person using them and for the environment. Recipes will be available. They will make an all-purpose cleaner for each participant to take home. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Big Bend. Cost is $10. Pre-Registration is necessary, call (850) 926-3931. TALLAHASSEE FITNESS FESTIVAL will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leon County Civic Center. The one-stop Fitness Shop is dedicated to health, tness, nutrition, and beauty. National and local businesses will conduct exercise classes, offer free health screenings, conduct workshops, provide free personal training, product samples and more. There will be a tugo-war competition to bene t Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Door prizes will be provided every 30 minutes. Local college athletes will provide mini-sports drills and sign autographs in the Kids Korner. Learn to to grow a small garden and cook healthy food during various demonstrations. For more information, call 222-0200 and visit tally tnessfest.com. Future EventsSaturday, Feb. 2 FOOD PRESERVATION PRESSURE CANNING WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Hands-on preservation workshops where participants will practice food safety techniques and leave with a nished product. A class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be offered if participation merits a second session. The cost is $5. Call 926-3931 for more information or to register. Thursday, Feb. 7 FLORIDA SEAFOOD CLASS will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Seafood is quick and easy to prepare. Learn all about Florida Seafood health bene ts and risks, selecting, handling and preparing seafood. Join for a cooking demonstration and tasting. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $15. Call 926-3931 to register or for more information. Saturday, Feb. 9 FOOD PRESERVATION WATER BATH CANNING WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Hands-on preservation workshops where participants will practice food safety techniques and leave with a nished product. A class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be offered if participation merits a second session. The cost is $5. Call 926-3931 for more information or to register. Saturday, Feb. 16 JAMS AND JELLIES FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Hands-on preservation workshops where participants will practice food safety techniques and leave with a nished product. A class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be offered if participation merits a second session. The cost is $5. Call 926-3931 for more information or to register. Saturday, Feb. 23 WALK TO DEFEAT ALS will be held at Tom Brown Park in Tallahassee. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The purpose is to raise funds and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease, a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. Proceeds raised will support patient care and comfort, as well as research for treatments and a cure. For more information go to www.WalktoDefeatALS.org, or call 888-257-1717, ext. 115. SALSA PARTY WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Hands-on preservation workshops where participants will practice food safety techniques and leave with a nished product. A class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be offered if participation merits a second session. The cost is $5. First Sunday at the Refuge at 2 p.m. County Commission meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers. Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. at the library. RESTORE Act Advisory Committee meeting at 6 p.m. in conference room at BOCC.Sunday Monday TuesdayTuesday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Government Meetings Monday, Jan. 7 WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers. An item of interest is the TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute. Tuesday, Jan. 8 WAKULLA COUNTY RESTORE ACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. at the TCC Wakulla Center. Thursday, Jan. 10 WAKULLA COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Administration Conference Room, 3093 Crawfordville Highway. ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION will meet at 7 p.m. for its regular meeting at city hall.
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Roofing FREE ESTIMATES 850-889 -0989 Licensed and Insured #CCC1328414 www.a2zroof.com 5470-0103 TWN vs. Gibson, Lanette Case No. 2011-CA-000081 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 2011-CA-000081 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. LANETTE GRIGGS GIBSON III A/K/A L.G. GIBSON, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS OF L.G. GIBSON, JR. A/K/A LANETTE GRIGGS GIBSON JR. (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 8 PINEWOOD STREET, CRAWFORDVILLE,FL 32327 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: BEGIN AT AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 369 AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY 567.97 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST 184.45 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF PINE WOOD STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 520.12 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 369, THENCE RUN NORTH 14 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 190.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 8 PINEWOOD STREET, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Lauren E. Barbati, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM, P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 on or before January 25, 2013 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the WAKULA TIMES 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. This notice is provided to Administrative Order No. 2065 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 the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of December, 2012 BRENT THURMOND, CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By:/s/Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 5472-0103 TWN Vs. Partnow, Elaine Case No. 65 2012 CA000186 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISION, CASE NO.: 65-2012-CA-000186 DIVISION: ONEWESTBANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, vs. ELAINE T. PARTNOW; TURNER BROWNE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICAACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 10, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 65-2012-CA-000186, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein ONEWESTBANK, F.S.B.is Plaintiff, and ELAINE T. PARTNOW; TURNER BROWNE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN INTERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at front lobby of the Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL32327 on the 7 day of February, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK B, WEST POINT ASUBDIVISION OF LIVE OAK ISLAND, ASUBDIVISION, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 32 WEST POINT DRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327. 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 December 10, 2012.BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff:Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A.1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 307Deerfield Beach, FL33442Telephone: (954) 354-3544, Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 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 the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 5473-0103 TWN Vs. Atkinson, Dessera Case #12-34-CA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE # 12-34-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, a foreign, banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. Dessera Atkinson, et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2012, entered in Case No. 12-34-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK is the Plaintiff, and DESSERA ATKINSON; HERBERT H. TRICE, JR., AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida, 32327 at 11:00 oclock a.m. on February 21, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure to-wit: SEE EXHIBIT A 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 of the sale. DATED this 12th day of December, 2012 BRENT X. THURMOND, Clerk of Court 5484-0110 TWN Vs. Austin, Hilda Case No. 12-348-CANotice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO.: 12-348-CA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUSTCOMPANY, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BCMSC SECURITIZATION TRUST2000-A, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283 Plaintiff, v. HILDAANN AUSTIN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HILDAANN AUSTIN, JO HARRIS, and STATE EMPLOYEES CREDITUNION, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HILDAANN AUSTIN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HILDAANN AUSTIN, and JO HARRIS: YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat 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: LOT 56, GOLDEN GATE FOREST, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 FLEETWOOD 52 X 24 MOBILE HOME, SERIALNUMBER FLFLX70AB27540WC21. Commonly known as: 142 RUSSELLDRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA32327 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 18th day of December, 2012. CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 3 & 10, 2013 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices (seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A BETTYWOOD II, TRACT 8 Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot No. 58, Hartsfield Survey, Wakulla County, Florida (marked by a concrete monument set by St. Joe Paper Company), thence run North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds east along the South right-of-way of a sixty foot county road, 1,311.15 feet to an iron pipe and the POINT OF BEGINNING of tract described herein. From the POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along South right-of-way of aforesaid county road 350.0 feet to a point on centerline of a sixty foot roadway running North and South, thence run South 17 degrees 11 minutes 33 seconds East along centerline of aforesaid North and South roadway 300.0 feet, thence run South 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds West 350.0 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 17 degrees 11 minutes 33 seconds West, 300.0 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Situate, lying and being in Land Lot No. 58, Hartsfield Survey, Wakulla County, Florida and containing 2.41 acres. ALSO,TRACT 10 Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot No. 58 of the Hartsfield Survey of Lands of Wakulla County, Florida (marked by a concrete monument set by St. Joe Paper Paper Company) thence run North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along the South right-of-way of a 60 foot county road 1,179.37 feet to a concrete monument and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract described herein. From the POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along South right-of-way of county road 131.29 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 17 degrees 11 minutes 33 seconds East 331.8 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds West 131.29 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 17 degrees 11 minutes 33 seconds West 331.8 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Situate, lying and being in Land Lot No. 58, Hartsfield Survey, Wakulla County, Florida and containing One (1.0) acres. ALSO, Tract 11 Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot NO. 58 Hartsfield Survey of Lands of Wakulla County, Florida (marked by a concrete monument set by St. Joe Paper Company), thence run North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along the South right-of-way of a 60 foot county road 1.048.58 feet to a concrete monument and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract described herein. From the POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along South right-of-way of county road 131.29 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 17 degrees 11 minutes 33 seconds East 331.8 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds West 131.29 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 17 degrees 11 minutes 33 seconds West 331.8 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Situate, lying and being in Land Lot No. 58, Hartsfield Survey, Wakulla County, Florida and containing One (1.0) acres. AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN RECENT SURVEY dated June 5, 1997 by James Thurman Roddenberry Surveyor, Job #97-244 as follows: Commence at a St. Joe Paper Company concrete monument marking the Northwest corner of Lot No. 58 of the Hartsfield Survey of Lands in Wakulla County, Florida and run North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along the Southerly right-of-way boundary of Wakulla/Arran Road 1048.17 feet to a concrete monument (marked #679) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 72 degrees 23 minutes 10 seconds East along said Southerly right-of-way boundary 612.56 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the intersection with the centerline of Penny Road thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run South 17 degrees 09 minutes 28 seconds East along said centerline 300.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said centerline run South 72 degrees 23 minutes 29 seconds West 349.92 feet to a concrete monument (marked #679), thence run South 17 degrees 43 minutes 42 seconds East 31.77 feet to a concrete monument (marked #679), thence run South 72 degrees 23 minutes 52 seconds West 262.80 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 17 degrees 11 minutes 01 seconds West 331.69 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 4.41 acres, more or less. 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Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 5467-0103 TWN vs. Weilacher Dale L. Case No. 65 2012 CA 000136 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION, CASE NO.: 65 2012 CA 000136 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; Plaintiff, DALE L. WEILACHER, JR., et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES, CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, BENEFICIARIES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS OF DALE L. WEILACHER, JR. DECEASED, ET AL., 214 MAIN STREET, TIDIOUTE, PA 16351; 1234 TOWER HILL RD., NORTHERN CAMBRIA, PA 15714 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property: Lot 13, Block A, Hammock Woods, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, page 6, Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff, Morales Law Group. P.A., whose address is 14650 NW 77th Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, and the file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, or on or before January 25, 2013. If you fail to do so, a default my be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure Complaint. Dated December 11, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 12-000714-1 5471-0103 TWN Vs. Morgan, William F. Case No.: 2008-000123-FC Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY. FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2008-000123-FC BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.William F. Morgan, III a/k/a William F. Morgan 3rd; Donna L. Morgan; Any and All Unknown Parties Claiming By, Through, Under, and Against the Herein Named Defendant(s) Who Are Not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest As Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees Or Other Claimants; Primus Automotive Financial Services, Inc.; John Doe And Jane Doe as Unknown Tenants In Possession Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENpursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 10, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2008-000123-FC of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and William F. Morgan, III. a/k/a William F. Morgan, 3rd. and Donna L. Morgan, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT LOBBY OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT CHURCH STREET, HIGHWAY 319, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on February 7, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit; LOT 46, BLOCK 7, WAKULLA GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THIS LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850)577-4430at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 December 27, 2012 and January 3, 2013 10-212854 FC01 5474-0103 TWN v. Poka, Tim Case No. 2011-000069-CA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION, CASE NO: 2011000069-CA SCORE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. TIM POKA A/K/A TIMOTHY POKA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIM POKA (IF ANY); CAPITAL ONE BANK USA, N.A.; WALKERS CROSSING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANTS OR UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH OR UNDER ANY DEFENDANTS NAMED HEREIN, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F .S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 3, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Wakulla County Courthouse, at 11:00 a.m. oclock on February 14, 2013, the following described property: LOT 23, WALKERS CROSSING (UNRECORDED): COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 8 A DISTANCE OF 1,697.41 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTTES 22 SECONDS WEST 690.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 75 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST 229.82 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 60.00 FOOT ROADWAY EASEMENT, SAID POINT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEASTERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 231.49 FEET THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 29 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 182.25 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 41 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST 177.58 FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CURVE, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND ALONG SAID REVERSE CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 290.00 FEET THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 10 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 22 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 53.08 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 58 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST 53.10 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 17 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST 73.81 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 61 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST 412.18 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 370.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A ROADWAY EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY 30.00 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH 1996 DOUBLEWIDE PALM MOBILE HOME, VIN #PH09871AFL AND PH098701BFL, ID#0071388796 & 0071388795 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: December 11, 2012 By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 5476-0110 TWN vs. Jarvis, Marjorie Case No. 10000356CA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.10000356CA BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, v. MARJORIE S. JARVIS; RUSSELL A JARVIS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 10000356CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 14th day of February, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front Lobbyof the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK A, GREAN LEA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 66 GREANLEA DR. CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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, FL 32303 (850) 577-4401 DATED AT CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA THIS 12TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012 BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 3 & 10, 2013 5477-0110 TWN Vs. Condrey, David 65-2012-CA-000011 Notice of Rescheduled Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION, CASE NO. 65-2012-CA-000011 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. DAVID P. CONDREY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 10, 2012, and entered in Case No. 65-2012-CA-000011of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and David P. Condrey, Sheila A. Condrey, Silver Glen Homeowners Association, Inc., Silver Glen at Citrus Isles Homeowners Association, Inc., Silverglen Estates Homeowners Association, Inc., are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Wakulla County, Florida at 11:00 AM EST on the 14th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 20, OF SILVER GLEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 51 SIMMONS CT, PANACEA, FL 32346-2554 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 in Wakulla County, Florida this 10th day of December, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 3 & 10, 2013 5478-0110 TWN Vs. Garrett, Donna Case No. 65-2007-FC-000157 Notice of ReSched PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No: 65-2007-FC-000157 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC 2005-FR5 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-FR5, Plaintiff, vs. DONNA GARRETT, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 10, 2012, and entered in Case No 65-2007-FC-000157 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, National Association As Trustee For Securitized Asset Backed Receivasble LLC 2005-FR5 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-FR5, is the Plaintiff and Donna Garrett, Calvary Portfolio Services, LLC as assignhee of Calvary Investments, LLC as assignee of Americredit, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Unknown Spouse of Donna Garrett, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Wakulla County, Florida at 11:00 AM EST on the 14th day of Feburary, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 50 AND 51, BLOCK 51, WAKULLA GARDENS, UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 46 BEELER RD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Wakulla County, Florida this 10th day of December 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accomodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at the Office of the Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Tel: (850) 926-0905; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800 955-8770 (Voice), via Florida Relay Service. To file response please contact Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327, Tel: (850) 926-0905l /faxL (850) 926-0901. Fax: (850) 926-0901. January 3 & 10, 2013 5479-0110 TWN Vs. Worrell, Kiersten Case #: 2011-CA-000137 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY. FLORIDACIVILDIVISION, CASE #: 2011-CA-000137 Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage Plaintiff, -vs.Kiersten M. Worrell a/k/a Kiersten Worrell and David R. Worrell, Her Husband; Regions Bank; Villages of St. Marks Property OwnersAssociation, Inc.; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000137 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Plaintiff and Kiersten M. Worrell a/k/a Kiersten Worrell and David R. Worrell, Her Husband are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE FRONTLOBBYOF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE LOCATED AT CHURCH STREET, HIGHWAY319, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDAAT11:00 A.M. on February 14, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit; LOT 2, VILLAGES OF ST. MARKS, ASUBDIVISION, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 70 THROUGH 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. BRENTX. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, DEPUTYCLERK OF COURT ATTORNEYFOR THE PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 January 3 & 10, 2013 10-211540 FC01 UPN 5483-0110 TWN Vs. DeCaprio, Alexis 65-2011-CA-000371 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO.:11-311-CA HARRY SPEAR, Plaintiff, v. ALEXIS J. DECAPRIO, a single woman; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGHT, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER GLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 26, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-CA-000371 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein HARRY SPEAR, is the Plaintiff, and ALEXIS J. DECAPRIO, is the Defendant, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the front lobby of the Wakulla County Clerk of Courts Office, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida at 11:00 a.m on January 31, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure to-wit: See Exhibit A Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after sale. DATED this 26th day of November, 2012. BRENT X. THURMOND, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Parcel A Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 50 seconds East 1356.32 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds East 291.62 feet to a concrete monument lying on the approximate centerline of a 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement; thence run along said centerline South 89 degrees 28 minutes 41 seconds East 736.24 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said centerline run North 00 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 590.80 feet to a rod and a cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 00 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 588.95 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 27 minutes 32 seconds East 1225.47 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 40 minutes 55 seconds West 588.95 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 89 degrees 27 minutes 32 seconds West 1221.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 16.54 acres, more or less. Together with a 30 foot wide access and utility easement. Together with a 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement as recorded official Records Book 481, Page 69 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. Parcel B Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 50 seconds East 1356.32 feet to a concrete monument; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds East 291.62 feet to a concrete monument lying on the approximate centerline of a 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement; thence run along said centerline South 89 degrees 28 minutes 41 seconds East 736.24 feet to a rod and cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from POINT OF BEGINNING and leaving said centerline run North 00 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 590.80 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 27 minutes 32 seconds East 1221.23 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 40 minutes 55 seconds West 590.39 feet to a rod and cap lying on the approximate centerline of said 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement; thence run along said centerline North 89 degrees 28 minutes 41 seconds West 1216.97 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 16.54 acres, more or less. Subject to a 30 foot wide access and utility easement lying over and across the Westerly 30 feet described thereof. Together with and subject to a 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement as recorded official Records Book 481, Page 69 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. Together with the following described 50 foot wide ingress and egress easement lying 25.00 feet each side of the following described centerline. Commence at a government concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 11 minutes 20 seconds East along the Westerly boundary of said Section 11 (as monument) a distance of 1355.66 feet to a government concrete monument, thence run North 00 degrees 13 minutes 51 seconds East along said Westerly boundary (as monument) a distance of 141.37 feet to the Northeasterly maintained right-of-way of Lawhon Mill Road, thence run South 43 degrees 11 minutes 52 seconds East along said maintained right-of-way 36.37 feet to the intersection with the centerline of aforesaid mentioned ingress and egress easement for the POINT OF BEGINNING. 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Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com 5475-0103 TWN Estate of Hunley, David File No. 12-108-CP Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION, FILE NO: 12-108-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID GERSON HUNLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of David Gerson Hunley, deceased, whose date of death was September 7, 2012, and whose social security number is xxxx-xx-4779, 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. 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 FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 27, 2012. Personal Representative: Sandra Corlazzoli 204 Atlantic Blvd., Key Largo, Florida 33037 Attorney for Personal Representative: Patricia Gessel, P.L., Attorney At Law Florida Bar No. 084328 99530 Overseas Hwy. #2, Key Largo, FL 33037 Telephone: 305-453-5277 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 5485-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDTAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTEFLA INVESTMENTSthe 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 #2381 Year of Issuance2010Description of Property: Parcel #: 00-00-078-013-11173-000MAGNOLIA GARDENS BLOCK L LOT 14 DB 59 P 30 OR 628 P 121 Name in which assessedANA GARCIAsaid property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.Dated this5th day of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 5486-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 016 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatLUCILE HAMLIN-CARTERthe 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 #79 Year of Issuance2005Description of Property: Parcel #: 02-6S-03W-143-01308-B05OCHLOCKNEE RIVER ESTATES UNIT 1 BLOCK B LOT 5 OR 65 P 566 & OR 90 P 679 Name in which assessedWAYNE COOPER said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.Dated this4th day of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 5487-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatLUCILE HAMLIN-CARTERthe 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 #700 Year of Issuance2005Description of Property: Parcel #: 17-3S-01E-096-05296-000TOWN OF WANETA SQUARE 9 LOT 12 Name in which assessedHEIRS OF A C WILLIAMSON said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.Dated this5th day of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 5488-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatLUCILE HAMLIN-CARTERthe 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 #702 Year of Issuance2005Description of Property: Parcel #: 17-3S-01E-096-05326-000TOWN OF WANETA SQUARE 21 LOT 1 OR 62 P 880 & OR 46 P 923 Name in which assessedJ.W. CATES, JOHN C. WAGNER JR & FRANCES C. WOODWARD 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 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 5489-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 019 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatLUCILE HAMLIN-CARTERthe 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 #846 Year of Issuance2005Description of Property: Parcel #: 00-00-016-006-06445-000WAKULLA RIVER ESTATES U1 BLOCK C LOT 54 OR 14 P 284 Name in which assessedMRS TEMPLE M BROWN said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 13th day of February at 10:00 A.M.Dated this5thday of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 5490-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 020 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatLUCILE HAMLIN-CARTERthe 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 #1184 Year of Issuance2005Description of Property: Parcel #: 00-00-043-010-09110-000WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 3 BLOCK 30 LOT 8 OR 14 P 568 Name in which assessedMRS M.A. KENT, C/O MICHAEL BIACHETL said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.Dated this5th day of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 5491-0124 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 021 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatED BRIMNER 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 #2468 Year of Issuance2010Description of Property: Parcel #: 00-00-092-000-11681-0003 ACRES LOCATED IN THE SW 1/4 OF HS LOT 92 DESC AS COM AT NE CORNER OF HS LOT 101 RUN WEST 30 CHAINS 8 LINKS TO POB THEN NORTHWARD 5 CHAINS Name in which assessedROBERT ALLEN said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.Dated this5th day of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 Brain Teaser 1 14 17 22 28 31 37 41 49 53 55 62 65 2 23 50 3 24 45 4 25 46 5 20 42 18 32 38 56 63 66 6 15 29 39 57 7 30 33 54 8 26 47 51 9 27 43 52 21 44 48 64 67 10 16 19 40 58 11 34 59 12 35 60 13 36 61 ACROSS 1. Lake of TV talk 6. Zero-star fare 10. "Say no more!" 14. Abductor in tabloids 15. Putter's target 16. Facetious "I see" 17. Patriotic fan of author Fannie? 19. Greet the villain 20. Go ballistic 21. Jackie's predecessor 22. Step in for 26. Mitty's creator 28. Bothered incessantly 29. Sisterly 31. Earls' inferiors, in old England 33. Watered down 34. Building addition 37. Lighten up 38. 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Long sentence? 40. __ fide 42. Apple treatment, once 44. Splendid array 46. Academy freshmen 47. Like a pro wrestling event 49. Incited, with "on" 50. German Expressionist E mil 52. Film director Lee 54. Basilica center 56. Healthful getaway 57. Word with sin or luxury 58. Travel org. 59. Stagnation, jobwise 60. Shirt with a slogan 61. Decade divs. American Prole Hometown Content 12/30/2012 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, January 3, 2013 Page 15A 1. MOVIES: What was the name of the angel in the movie Its a Wonderful Life? 2. ANATOMY: What is another name for an erythrocyte? 3. GEOGRAPHY: In which country is the Po River located? 4. HISTORY: In what century was the Erie Canal constructed? 5. MUSIC: Which composer wrote more than 400 waltzes, including The Blue Danube? 6. ENTERTAINERS: Which female movie star was born with the name Margarita Carmen Cansino? 7. LITERATURE: Which sister is the oldest in the classic book Little Women? 8. TELEVISION: What was the name of the little girl in the animated TV show Frosty the Snowman? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the common birthstone for May? 10. GAMES: What color is the No. 3 ball in billiards? 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Clarence Odbody 2. Red blood cell 3. Italy 4. Early 19th century 5. Johann Strauss 6. Rita Hayworth 7. Meg 8. Karen 9. Emerald 10. Red YOUR AD HERE
While the world passed the forecast Mayan apocalypse on Dec. 21 and continues, some of Wakulla Countys plants have fallen victim to the recent rollercoaster weather. The temperature was up, then down, then up and down again. Many annuals and some perennials were deceived and began to grow, responding to the recent warmer temperatures and moisture. The return of freezing temperatures and frost last week wilted delicate leaves of most foliage after the brief false spring. Legumes native to Wakulla County are the exception. They take the temperature swings in stride and keep on growing towards a spring bloom. Legumes by definition are a plant with a nitrogen producing bacteria attached to their root system. The bacterial activity produces the essential nutrient to the plant giving it a substantial survival advantage over its competitors. Vetch is the most common naturally occurring legume found in Wakulla County. The low growing plant is easily identi ed by its elongated dagger-shaped leaves which are half an inch in length. In spring, this annual plant produces diminutive purple owers which quickly produce inch-long seed pods. Most of the seed are scattered within a few yards, and over a few years can develop a dense tangle of plants which are attractive to grazing animals. Honeybees and native pollinators can be seen visiting the blooms. No doubt the early blooms are a treat after a long winter of living off stored honey and pollen in the hive. Birds and animals can scatter seed to new areas where the hardy plant will aggressively colonize any suitable environment. The primary deterrent to becoming established in the new site is the plant is eaten or killed before its seed are set. A secondary benefit of vetch is its root system. The roots penetrate deeply into the soil and are a native form of erosion control. Additionally, when the vetch plants die in the spring after setting seed, the root become a conduit for establishing other plants. As the vetchs roots decay, they serve as an easy canal for other roots to follow. This time of year vetch may be seen in open or partially shaded areas. The plant is six to 12 inches in height, but with no bloom or seed pods. After a frost typical to the area, vetch is left unaffected. The colder temperatures work to vetchs advantage in that many competing plants are killed or stunted. Other commonly seen winter legumes in Wakulla County are clovers. Like vetch, they also have a nitrogen xing bacterial on their roots and they are adept at ourishing in the cold and frosty temperatures. Unlike vetch, they do not have the deep root system and some are perennials. To learn more about vetch and other native legumes in Wakulla County, contact your UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Of ce at (850) 926-3931 or http://wakulla.ifas.u .edu/. Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 3, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison Vetch able to survive this rollercoaster weather Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints A Vetch seed. PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON Vetch in bloom, above. A honeybee visits the blooms of the Vetch, bottom. Vetch under frost. Soup-er Bowl Party on Jan. 10 Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Extension office will hold a workshop called a SOUPer Bowl Party on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. The big week-end will soon arrive. The teams are preparing for the game. Planning a large party? Guests expecting a meal? How about soup? Soup is an economical, nutritious choice The workshop will include preparing, tasting and preserving soup. Several of the soups featured at the recent county-wide Empty Bowl event will be featured. Join the party on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. The cost is $15 and preregistration is necessary. 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