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Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 4th Issue Thursday, January 24, 2013 One Section One Section75 Cents 75 Cents k h h k l l h Published Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaPublic Notices ....................................................................Page 3 The Opinion Page ..............................................................Page 4 Weekly Roundup ................................................................Page 5 Church................................................................................Page 6 Obituaries ..........................................................................Page 7 Community ........................................................................Page 8 Food..................................................................................Page 9 Sports ..............................................................................Page 10 Outdoors .........................................................................Page 11 Water Ways.................................................................... Page 12 Sheriffs Report ............................................................. Page 13 Week in Wakulla ..............................................................Page 14 Senior Citizens .................................................................Page 15 Thinking Outside the Book.............................................Page 16 Classi eds ....................................................................... Page 17 Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 17 Comics .............................................................................Page 20 Natural Wakulla ...............................................................Page 22INDEX OBITUARIES Leonard Maurice Barron Tonna Cochran William Howard Gillespie Carolyn Larman Stewart Edna Spears Wilson Section 8 program no longer in troubled statusBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAfter being in troubled status for the last ve years, the countys Housing Choice Voucher Program, or Section 8, which assists very low income families afford decent, safe and sanitary housing, has nally been removed from that list by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The change in status came after the yearly evaluation, the Section Eight Management Assessment Program, was performed by HUD and Wakulla County scored 100 points out of a possible 135, or 74 percent. The last evaluation on Jan. 26, 2012, revealed a SEMAP score of 22 percent, said Esrone McDaniels, assistant director of the Community Services Division of Meridian Community Services Group, the company who administers the Section 8 program for the county. Coming from a 22 percent to a 74 percent assessment score in the matter of a year, I think its a tremendous accomplishment, McDaniels said. Meridian began administering Section 8 in March 2011 after the Wakulla County Commission decided to outsource this program because of numerous issues within the housing department, including the troubled designation and high turnover of program coordinators. Since that time, Meridian has assessed the program and has been rebuilding it to ensure it is being handled properly. There were some things that were not being done and there were other things that were not being done correctly, McDaniels said. We pride ourselves on making sure its done right. Meridian actually began providing interim services to the county in February 2011 for this program after the countys coordinator was arrested and charged with 30 counts in Leon County. Continued on Page 3Remembering Kings legacy By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netElder Dominique Rollins of Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church gave an impassioned speech on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. And Rollins stressed Kings path of non-violent resistance, noting that King kept to non-violence even when given provocation. Rollins quoted Proverbs, that death and life are in the power of the tongue and he urged the crowd to think of the violence of words. Its not just violence with guns, but of the tongue, he said. More than 50 people turned out for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, at Hudson Park, an annual celebration sponsored by the Wakulla County Christian Coalition. Elder Alfred Nelson, prior to the blessing of the food, gave an impromptu remembrance of being one of the rst of a handful of black students at a newly integrated Crawfordville School. And remembered being on the school bus in April 1968 and heard that King had been assassinated, but as a child didnt understand the signi cance. There was music from the Miracle Deliverance Temple Church Praise Team, and youth choirs from Mount Trial, Mount Olive and Little Salem Primitive Baptist churches. Deshea and Derisha Jones spoke on the signi cance of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. County Commissioner Dr. Howard Kessler read selections from Kings Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Other local politicians at the event included Commissioner Ralph Thomas, and former Commissioners George Green and Ed Brimner.PHOTOS BY WILLIAM SNOWDENElder Dominique Rollins urges the crowd to follow Martin Luther King Jr.s path of non-violence.Fire in Medart destroys mobile homeMC Herb Donaldson helps Derisha Jones with some of the words in her speech on MLK Service Day. Special to The NewsFire destroyed a mobile home in Medart on Friday, Jan. 18. Mindy M. Kaschmitter reported cooking in the kitchen with grease when her child fell and suffered a minor head injury. Kaschmitter went to her mothers home next door to have her mother check on the welfare of the child. During the time they were tending to the child the grease caught re and set the mobile home on re. There was nobody in the home at the time of the blaze as everyone was next door. Wakulla County Firefighters and volunteer firefighters brought the re under control within 20 minutes but the mobile home was completely destroyed. Water had to be transported to the scene by re department tankers. The home and all the inside items were a total loss. Damage is being estimated at $125,000 and the American Red Cross was asked to provide assistance to the family. There were no injuries and the re has been ruled accidental.SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFlames engulf a single-wide mobile home in Medart on Friday, Jan. 18. Christian Coalition celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. DayAudience members sing along with the choirs.More photos online at thewakullanews.netR.H. Carter retirement partySee Page 21
By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netBob Ballard, the new director of Tallahassee Community Colleges Wakulla Environmental Institute, told members of the Chamber last week that he expects TCC will close on the property on April 1, and he anticipates breaking ground on the facility within 30 days of that. Ballard added that he wants the doors to be open to the public within a year and the whole campus to be substantially completed in 10 years. Ballard made the comments at the Wakulla Chamber of Commerces Installation Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Senior Center. Ballard also unveiled a rendering of the main classroom which will be built in a Florida Cracker style with porches and the latest green technology. TCC recently announced plans to purchase a 158acre site south of Crawfordville not far from Wakulla Middle School to create an environmental institute to offer programs in water quality, natural resource management and environmental monitoring. There would also be degree programs for Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as aquaculture and agribusiness. The facility will be a game changer for Wakulla, Ballard said. Page 2 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comStaff ReportThe ninth annual Arbor Day Celebration was held this past Saturday at Hudson Park. Participants could take home a potted tree and seedlings, visit the different booths at the event, and listen to music. Neighbors Syndey Grif n and Ellen Mahnke decided to stop by the festival to check out the various arts and craft vendors and also pick out one of two trees they can plot at their homes. Its neat, Grif n said of the tree giveaway. Festival participants could chose from red bud, dogwood, Chickasaw plum, red maple, tulip poplar, shumard oak, myrtle oak, eastern hophornbeam, mockernut hickory and winged elm. Smaller quantities of Ogeechee tupelo, southern red oak, turkey oak, basket oak, sugarberry and bald cypress were also available. The event is held each year by the Iris Garden Club to encourage tree planting and care. Bob Ballard tells Chamber members plans for WEI Arbor Day Celebration is held at Hudson Park Layla Scott, 1, sits with a couple of trees. Tamara Byrnes shows off a fancy hat at the event.PHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSENMore photos online at thewakullanews.netNew of cers and directors of the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce are sworn-in by Judge Jill Walker. New Chamber President Tammie Bar eld presents a gift to outgoing President Amy Geiger.PHOTOS BY WILLIAM SNOWDENWEI Director Bob ballard unveils a rendering for the new center at the Chamber of Commerce Installation banquet on Thursday, Jan. 17. YEAR END CLEARANCE RETAIL SALE SAVINGS WHEN THEYRE GONE THEYRE GONE! GET MOW FOR YOUR MONEY 1305 Coastal Hwy. 98, PanaceaHome of the All-U-Can Eat Seafood & Chicken www.thewakullanews.comServing Wakulla County For More Than A CenturyThe Wakulla News BREAKFAST PARTNER... Hungry Man Breakfast $5 29 Breakfast Platter $2 49 $1 99 Breakfast SpecialCoastal Restaurantursday Mornings Look for Your Complimentary copy of (free with any full Breakfast Order)984-2933Kids Eat Free on Wed.AUCE Chicken Tues. & urs. .. nt LUNCH PARTNER R R www.thewakullanews.comServing Wakulla County For More Than A CenturyThe Wakulla News a Complimentary Copy of926-3500 Fax orders 926-35012500 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville Order the specialand receive Deli Deliof the week atFRESH MADE TO ORDER HOT OR COLD SPECIALTY SANDWICHES SALADS SEASONAL SOUP & CHILIPARTY PLATTERS Law Oce Est. 1998 Foreclosures Creditor/Debtor Business Law17 High Drive, Suite C Courthouse Square Crawfordville, Florida Attorney-at Law Certified Circuit Court Mediator Bar eld new presidentTammie Bar eld was sworn-in as the new Chamber president on Thursday, Jan. 17, and indicated her focus would be on environmental issues. Barfield is opening Bay Leaf Market with partner Mary Katherine Westmark. Bar eld was formerly general manager of The Wakulla News. Experts predict that within 100 years, natural lands and water resources will become scarce. Climate change will irreversibly alter the planet. And the habitats that support all life could be lost forever. Support our mission to protect the future of our natural world. To make a difference that lasts, join The Nature Conservancy. Log onto www.nature.org today or call (800) 842-8905.Little Tupper Lake in New Yorks Adirondack State Park.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 3 PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. Continued from Page 1 These charges related to her previous employment with the Tallahassee Housing Authority where she served as case manager and family self-suf ciency coordinator. The county then entered into a contract with Meridian to administer these services. Staff and Meridian have worked diligently on cleaning up the Section 8 program and are very glad that we can now put this behind us and move forward, said County Administrator David Edwards. In the current SEMAP report, there are four indicators out of the 14 that received a score of zero. Several of these indicators related to Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections, McDaniels said. When Meridian took over the program, the HQS inspections were not done, he said. Therefore, we took on a massive effort to get those inspections done and completed. The improved process has been implemented since the review was performed and McDaniels was con dent that if the scoring happened today, there would be no more zeroes. The other indicator, Timely Annual Reexaminations, had the same issue. Annual re-exams were not up to date and must be conducted at least once a year, McDaniels said. All re-exams have been conducted and that is no longer an issue. Getting a standard performance rating for this program took hard work from Meridian staff, county staff and help from HUD, McDaniels said. That enabled us to get it done, he said. They will now be working on obtaining a high ranking status, which will position the county to receive additional funding from HUD for the program, he said. Falling in line with getting the program back on track, the waiting list for Section 8 has been opened. The last time the waiting list was opened was in 2008. McDaniels said the waiting list of applicants should be purged every two years and narrowed down to eligible participants. When Meridian took over, 181 people were on the list. That was whittled down to 55. Those people on the waiting list were served and now they are re-establishing the list. Families whose household income does not exceed 50 percent of the area median income can apply for assistance. For a family of two that income level is $26,350 and a family of fours income must not exceed $32,900. Applications must be received before 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Preference will be given to veterans, elderly, the disabled and working families. We want the families to bring something to the table, McDaniels said of those with employment. Once the applications are evaluated, 150 applicants will be chosen for the waiting list based on a lottery system. After that, the preferences will be taken into account. McDaniels said they will be able to serve at least 10 to 15 families from that list. Applications are available at the county administration of ce, 3093 Crawfordville Highway, or online at www. mywakulla.com. Completed applications must be mailed to Meridian Community Services Group Inc., P.O. Box 13408, Tallahassee, FL 32317. For more information, call (850) 877-1908 or (850) 926-0919.Section 8 program no longer in troubled status JANUARY 24, 2013WAKULLA COUNTY OPENS SECTION 8 WAITING LIST The Wakulla County Housing Department announces the opening of its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list. The Section 8 program serves families whose household incomes do not exceed 50% of the area median income, adjusted by household size. The 2013 income limits for Wakulla County are as follows: Wakulla County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any person with a qualied disability requiring special accommodations shall contact Meridian Community Services Group at 850.877.1908. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this ofce by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1.800.955.8771 (TDD). Preference will be given to working families, veterans, elderly and the disabled. However, any person meeting the income criteria is eligible to apply for assistance. Applications will be available via the Countys website at www.mywakulla.com or the Countys Housing Department located at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 during normal business hours. Applications will be available starting Thursday, January 24, 2013. All applications must be received on or before 5:00PM on February 23, 2013 via US Mail. Applications will only be accepted via US Mail. No applications will be accepted onsite via hand-delivery or fax. All applications should be completed and mailed to the following address: Meridian Community Services Group, Inc. P.O. Box 13408 Tallahassee, Florida 32317 Attn: Section 8 Program In accordance with Wakulla Countys Section 8 Administrative Plan, the waiting list will be compiled using a lottery system. The Housing Department will conduct a public lottery on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:00am in the County Commission Chambers located at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The rst 150 applicants will be chosen for the waiting list. Once the 150 applicants are chosen, the preferences as afore-referenced will be applied. JANUARY 24, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE Wakulla County, Florida is complying with the requirements of 7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this Notice of Intent to Apply for a loan and grant from the USDA, Rural Utilities Service. This project will consist of constructing a wastewater treatment plant on the site of the Otter Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to provide 1.2 MGD, modifying some existing tanks, constructing new tanks and associated process equipment, constructing a reuse pump station, and constructing a control building for the laboratory and testing equipment. Any persons interested in commenting on this project should submit written comments to the address below no later than February 28, 2013: David Edwards, Wakulla County Administrator Post Ofce Box 1263 Crawfordville, Florida 32328 Phone: (850)926-0919JANUARY 24, 31, 2012 Notice of ComprehensiveThe Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to consider the following and adopt the following by ordinance and has scheduled a Public Hearing before the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, beginning at 5:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. All public hearings will be held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony. The proposed amendment is included in a proposed ordinance entitled:Plan Text Amendment Adoption Public Hearing Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community Development Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal any decision made with regard to this matter must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Ofce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 9260919 or TDD 926-7962.JANUARY 24, 2013 FINAL ACTION ADOPTING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING. Notice of Public Hearing The Wakulla County Planning Commission proposes to consider the following applications and/or adopt the following by ordinance and has scheduled a Public Hearing before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, February 11, 2013, beginning at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. All public hearings will be held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony.Concerning Conditional Use Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community Development Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal any decision made with regard to this matter must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Ofce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 9260919 or TDD 926-7962.JANUARY 24, 2013 The City of St. Marks Board of Commissioners Election Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:00 am 7:00 pmThe City of St. Marks is located at 788 Port Leon Drive, 9 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 925-6224. Persons needing special access considerations should call the City Of ce at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 925-6224. JANUARY 24, 31, 2013 FEBRUARY 7, 14, 2013 The Wakulla Newswww.thewakullanews. comFor local For local news news and and photos photos visit us visit us online onlinewww.TheWakullaNews.com www.TheWakullaNews.com
Page 4 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comreaders speak out The Opinion Page The Wakulla News (USPS 664-640) is published weekly at 3119-A Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Periodicals postage paid at P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307. Phone: (850) 926-7102. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Wakulla News, P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307.The Wakulla NewsPublisher Emeritus: William M. Phillips Family (1976-2006)All subscriptions to The Wakulla News become due and payable one year from the time the subscription is purchased.In County $31/yr. $17.50/6 mo. Out of County $42/yr. $24/6 mo. 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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. A newcomers view of Wakulla County HOME COUNTRYREADERS WRITE:Wakulla Public Safety does a good job Go back to a weekly shing reportConservation gets kicked to the curbKessler should be commended for e ortSpecial winter mornings Editor, The News: In this day and age, our government is over owing with elected of cials who will say and do anything to get elected. Once elected, most think nothing of reneging when the time comes for the hard work of ful lling their commitments, thinking the citizens will forget before the next election rolls around. Thats precisely why I was both saddened and incensed by a Letter to the Editor (Lets start over on the public service tax, Jan. 17). It was written by a friend and mentor, which made it especially frustrating. Statements were made that Commissioner Howard Kesslers efforts to reduce the Public Service Tax (PST) by a mere 2 percent were somehow seen as in-yourface politics and that nothing is going to be shoved down anyones throat. These were hardly words that might help prevent people get[ting] more entrenched and more divided, which ironically I truly believe was the genuine intent of that letter. Kesslers integrity made him do exactly what he always does, work as hard as humanly possible for the citizens of Wakulla County. He made a promise and followed through on that promise a promise that helped get him elected by the citizens of Wakulla. Had he done anything less, hed be just another run-of-the-mill politician rather than a true champion for greater good and opponent of special interests. Im sure Kessler spent countless hours, as he always does, preparing the intricate details of how to reduce our taxes and streamline expenditures. Unfortunately, he wasnt even given the common courtesy to present his research. The other four commissioners wouldnt second his motion in order to allow a discussion on tax reduction, and serving to thwart citizens from speaking publicly on the item. This was as wrong as wrong can be and the ugliest of ugly politics. It was a not just a slap to Kesslers face, but a slap to the faces of our Founding Fathers and the citizens of Wakulla. I absolutely believe we must move forward from here, but we should not forget who took the high road and who took the low road. Steven Fults Ochlockonee BayBy REV. DR. BETSY GOEHRIG My husband Kevin and I have been visiting our children in Crawfordville for years. They attended FSU, liked the area, and never left. I never dreamed that one day, I, too, would come to live here. We have just moved to Crawfordville from Kentucky last month to be near our children and grandbabies. And I have found a lot in Wakulla County that I really like. We are very happy to be here! First, I am impressed by the people. Everyone weve met has been so gracious and hospitable from day one. When I returned the moving truck, the U-Haul manager took time to walk me around the plaza and introduce me to various business people. The folks at the county clerks of ce were helpful in getting our drivers licenses and car tags. People in stores, businesses and the credit union have all gone out of their way to assist. When we stopped by Workforce Plus, the staff was very helpful in showing us what tools and resources were available for professionals seeking jobs in the area. Kevin and I have visited Rotary here and in Tallahassee, where everyone has been so welcoming, making us feel right at home. Churches weve attended have been so warm and personal. Neighbors have stopped by to chat, welcome us to the neighborhood, and even brought us cookies. What a great community! Second, we are impressed with the schools. While we have grown children here, we also have a daughter in middle school. The quality of the schools was an important factor in determining where we moved. We preferred Wakulla County because of the excellent A-graded schools. We emailed the principal and guidance counselors of Wakulla Middle School before we came, to let them know we would have a new student transferring into the school in the middle of a term. They welcomed our daughter, looked at her courses and interests, and did a great job in helping her feel comfortable in a whole new academic environment and helping her become acclimated into the student body. Because they made the transition as smooth as possible, our daughter is doing great in her new school. Third, we love the nature. Having lived in Kentucky with beautiful farms and rolling hills, we love being around green grass, beautiful trees and natural beauty. We have also previously lived in other parts of Florida where the population has boomed, green space has gotten gobbled up into one subdivision and strip mall after another, and where the ethos of the neighborhoods and communities changed. We love the natural beauty of Wakulla County and the emphasis on the protection of these valuable areas. The focus on the environment and eco-tourism can help bring jobs and new amenities to the area, while maintaining the natural beauty by which we are surrounded. Its great to be in a place with fresh air, surrounded by forests and wildlife, and near the beach! Fourth, we enjoy the activities and services. In addition to going to Rotary, church and family activities, we have begun to nd other activities in the community. We have been going to one of the parks for soccer games, as one of our grandchildren is on a soccer team, and its been fun meeting other families there. We are looking forward to the Rotary Valentine Celebration parade and activities at Hudson Park on Saturday, Feb. 9. Weve noticed various services and groups in the community that help others. We are truly grateful that God and family have brought us to this special place, Crawfordville in Wakulla County, which we now lovingly call home!Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having served as pastor, associate regional minister, police chaplain and hospice chaplain. Editor, The News: My wife and I recently had an out-of-control burn on our property. A call to public safety resulted in a swift response by the Wakualla County Sheriffs Of ce and Fire Department. We couldnt be more pleased with the professionalism and quick work of these agencies. The fire department even came back later to make sure the fire was still out and, unsolicited, put back the fence which had to be taken down to get at the re. In this day and time when a few say we dont need no stinkin government, we would argue to the contrary. Keep up the good work, Wakulla County Public Safety. We have always and will continue to support you. Sincerely, David and Karen Murrell Crawfordville Editor, The News: The purpose of this message is to request that the weekly shing reports be re-established. I sure do miss the weekly update and have come to depend on these reports and planned my trips on the water around them. I can understand a writer not wanting to devote the time to produce a weekly report. If that is the reason for not having a weekly update, then hopefully one or more of the other local guides would enjoy the publicity and opportunity of putting their name before your readership each week. Thanks, George Sweeney email@example.com By SLIM RANDLESWhy are winter mornings so heartbreakingly special? Theyre sure cold, at least around here. And with the snow youd think theyd be white too. But they arent, are they? In the morning there is a tinge, a golden no a yellowish cast to the snow, the sky, and the trees. It is more like those catalog pictures of yellow diamonds. You know the diamonds we dont really want because the ladies dont want anything but the clear diamonds, but the ones that look more interesting because theres some color there? If men bought diamonds for themselves, wed probably go for the yellow ones, because theyd remind us, even in the broiling heat of summer, that a morning in January has a yellowdiamond cast to it. And the evenings are special, too. When the sun starts to set, the snow and the sky and the trees take on that glow that is a combination of orange and pink. Its the singular color of winter dusk and makes us want to paint the walls of a cabin that color to remind us of the endings of winter days. Its the color thats so pretty we dont even talk about it with other people because it would sound kinda silly. In Alaska, they call it alpenglow. Its as good a name as any. Isnt it strange how these days that are supposed to be white and gray and dull and depressing are still able to give us these two delicious colors we can tuck away in our memories and trot out when we need them? Lets hope we can give each other special little memories this month that we can use when we need them, too. Seems like the right thing to do.Read free samples of Slims books at www. slimrandles.com. By JOHN CRABTREECenter for Rural AffairsOn Jan. 1, Congress passed the scal cliff legislation that included a ninemonth extension of the farm bill that slashes investment in the future of family farms, ranches and small town America. However, the scal cliff farm bill extension failed to x a mistake included in spending legislation back in the beginning of October that prevented USDA from conducting a 2013 farmer and rancher sign-up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The CSP rewards farmers, ranchers and foresters for existing conservation on working lands as well as for the adoption of additional conservation measures that provide environmental bene ts beyond the farm or ranch such as incentives for practices that preserve clean water, promote better soil management, improve habitat and energy ef ciency, and provide other natural resource bene ts. Unfortunately, since the farm bill extension included in the scal cliff bill failed to address the funding problem, the 2013 CSP sign-up must await action later this year, meaning thousands of farmers and ranchers across the country who were considering applying for CSP got kicked to the curb. While the Center for Rural Affairs works with Congress to x their mistake with the program, we encourage producers to contact our Helpline call (402) 687-2100 and ask for the Farm Bill Helpline to nd out whether they have been impacted by the failure to x this problem and join us in advocating for the program.John Crabtree can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center for Rural Affairs was formed by rural Nebraskans concerned about family farms and rural communities, and works to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities.
By MICHAEL PELTIERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Jan. 18 Gov. Rick Scott this week broke with many in his own party by saying some recent Republicanbacked election changes should be reversed to give voters more time to cast ballots. Following an election mired by hours-long lines in certain precincts, Scott said local election supervisors need more flexibility to expand early voting hours and venues in an effort to make every potential vote count. Scotts comments came as lawmakers returned to Tallahassee and began looking at several major issues, from what went wrong on Election Day to nding ways to enhance safety for students following the fatal shooting of 20 grade-school children and six adults in a Connecticut school last month. Meanwhile this week, a Florida Supreme Court decision upheld a Scottbacked initiative to require workers in the Florida Retirement System to pay into to their pension plans, a ruling that will affect hundreds of thousands of teachers, state and local employees. And as President Barack Obama announced plans to push for gun control measures, Floridas governor said he wont push for any legislation to make it more dif cult to own a gun, and the Senate president said he didnt expect that debate to be held this year in the Legislature, but left to Washington. SCOTT: PUT THE EARLY VOTING BACK Two years after signing an elections bill that critics said was politically inspired to reduce voting by Democrats, Gov. Rick Scott said this week the change should be reversed. Elections supervisors should have the authority to give voters up to 14 days before Election Day, Scott said this week. The governor also said shorter ballots would help alleviate the long lines that clogged some precincts in the last general election, and that supervisors should have more exibility in setting up early voting. All of that would, presumably, make it easier for people to vote which was the argument the losers made when they tried to persuade Republicans not to reduce the opportunities to vote in the rst place. Scotts announcement breaks with many in his own party who backed the voting restrictions as a way to ght fraud. Scott also said the early voting period should once again include the Sunday before Election Day, an option used by many black churches to get out the vote and seen by most as an advantage for Democrats. Our ultimate goal must be to restore Floridians confidence in our election system, Scott said. FRS CHANGES OK In a victory for Republican legislative leaders (and also for Scott), a divided Florida Supreme Court this week upheld a 2011 law that requires government workers to chip in 3 percent of their salaries to help fund their own retirement accounts. In a 4-3 decision, the high court overturned a Leon County circuit judge who ruled the law violated the constitutional rights of government workers hired before July 1, 2011, the day the law took effect. Legislative leaders had feared that a loss at the Supreme Court would blow a $1 billion hole in the state budget. Backers of the contribution said the ruling allows the state to save money and offer retirement plans more similar to business in the private sector. Critics, including a coalition of unions led by the Florida Education Association, characterized the employee contributions as a hidden tax on government employees, many of whom have not seen a raise in several years. Had the court sided with the unions, the state would have been on the hook for about $1 billion in contributions that have already been collected. Echoing the sentiment of other supporters, Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron said government employees should help pay for their retirement packages, as private-sector workers do. I think that our constituents want us to live by the same rules that exist in their workplace, said Negron, R-Stuart. We can now move forward with crafting our budget. The case primarily centered on whether a 1974 retirement law created contractual rights that shielded public employees from having to contribute money into the pension system. The court said no. The preservation of rights statute was not intended to bind future legislatures from prospectively altering bene ts for future service performed by all members of the FRS, Justice Jorge Labara wrote for the majority. ETHICS PROPOSALS ON FRONT BURNER Sen. Jack Latvala, chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, said this week he expects an ethics bill to go to the full Senate during the rst week of the 2013 legislative session in March. The bill appears likely to deal with several issues, including bolstering penalties for of cials who do not le nancial-disclosure forms, reining in lawmakers use of political committees to pay for meals and other personal expenses, and cracking down on voting con icts of interest. It also may seek to make it harder for former legislators to lobby after their service. The bill may also give the Florida Commission on Ethics the power to undertake investigations after receiving referrals from the governors of ce, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, state attorneys or federal prosecutors. SCHOOL SAFETY In the wake of the December school shootings in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers appear serious about school-safety changes theyre already talking about how much it might cost. Florida now spends about $70 million on school security. Putting a cop in each elementary school might cost more than $100 million, school district representatives estimate. A Senate panel this week discussed ways to standardize cost-sharing of school resource of- cers. In some counties, local sheriffs are paying the bulk of providing law enforcement officers in schools. In other counties they pay little or nothing. Scott, though, says he has no plans to push lawmakers to enact any gun control legislation this session. Gov. Scott supports the second amendment, a statement from his of- ce said this week. He will listen to ideas about improving school safety during the legislative session, but he continues to support the second amendment and is not proposing any gun law changes. On Friday, Senate President Don Gaetz said he didnt think state lawmakers w ere likely to go there on their own, either. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times editorial Board, Gaetz said while he favors background checks on all gun purchases, he doesnt think any changes to gun laws will come up in Tallahassee. Congress is going to take that up, Gaetz, RNiceville, said. Let them have that debate. STORY OF THE WEEK: Two years after signing a new law reducing early voting, Gov. Rick Scott does an about face and calls for extending the number of days Florida voters can go to the polls early. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: I just dont quite understand how someone can be a make-believe cop, pursue my son who had every right to be in that neighborhood, chase him, get in a confrontation with him, shoot and kill him and not be arrested. Something has to be done. Sybrina Fulton in reference to the states Stand Your Ground law, and the delay before the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of her son, Trayvon Martin. 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Page 6 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 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. Sopchoppy Church Of ChristCorner of Winthrop & Byrd St.Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m. Worship ...................10:30 a.m. Evening Worship .............5 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study ...7 p.m. Visitors are welcome! Home Bible Courses available please call for details, 96213 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 ChurchHonoring Your Loved One In Print Your church ad here! (850) 926-7102 By JAMES L. SNYDERPersonally, I sure will be glad when January is over. If confession is good for the soul, then let me have a good soul cleansing and confess that January is not my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of each year, a certain resident in our home begins acting like an angel and starts harping about a diet. But, not just a diet. I could take that, I think. Rather, my diet. What my diet has to do with her is a question I have yet to ask. One of my New Years resolutions is to ask no question I do not want to hear the answer. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is a health nut, whereas, I am just a plain nut with lots of fudge icing on the top. As nuts are concerned, I prefer nuts with fudge icing. Every year right after Christmas and before the New Year comes in, my wife and I have this conversation about the upcoming diet. I need to correct myself here. When I use the word conversation, I probably should use the word monologue. When it comes to diets, I have absolutely nothing to say. My wife on the other hand, has plenty to say and when she is saying it to me, she holds nothing back. When it comes to diets and dieting, I have my own ideas about the whole matter. I do not see myself as fat, just post-thin. For arguments sake, lets say I am fat. I take refuge in the Bible along this line, which says, All the fat is the Lords (Leviticus 4:16b KJV). If I was to argue with my wife, which I promise you I am not going to, I could lay all of the blame about my being post-thin on her. I have pictures to prove my point. Before we got married, I was very thin. Now look at me! I dont have to draw a picture for you, do I? Along this line of diets, I think I am doing rather well. I have come up with ideas that have made me quite comfortable along this line. Last week I bought a dress shirt and brought it home. When I tried it on it was three sizes too big for me making me look rather thin. I love that shirt. That shirt was made for people like me. Every time I wear that shirt in public somebody usually says, You mustve lost a lot of weight. I just smile. I have other shirts in my closet that have brought me no end of grief. Here is what I want to know. Why do my shirts get thin but I dont? After all, we go to the same places and eat at the same restaurants. There is something here I believe I am missing! Whenever I am off on a trip somewhere my wife always says just as I leave, Make sure that you watch what you eat while youre away. I am delighted to report to her or anybody else who will listen that I always watch what I eat. After all, I would hate to take a bite of broccoli by mistake. Therefore, I watch every bite I eat to make sure it is as delicious as possible. My wife is always encouraging me to eat more fruit. I believe fruit is a matter of personal opinion and preference. My wife believes that bananas are fruit. I, on the other hand, believe that a banana split is fruit. My wife has the idea that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away. I have a different slant on that idea. I believe an Apple Fritter a day keeps everybody away. When it comes to salads, my wife is the crowned queen of salads. She has a golden touch when it comes to making salads. If I am not careful, she will serve me a salad three times a day. Another thing I need to watch out for with her salads. Occasionally, she will try to slip in some form of broccoli. For some unknown reason she believes broccoli is the panacea for all ills nutritionally. As diets come and go, my diets usually go without leaving a trace behind them. Years ago, I got serious about a diet and was determined to lose 25 pounds of ugly fat. Much to my chagrin, I lost the other fat instead. Now look at me! The diet phase is beginning to run its course as we come to the close of January. Towards the end of January, my lovely bride begins thinking of Valentines Day. For me, whatever gets her attention off my diet is good news any day of the week. I suppose it is true what people say that you are what you eat. I further suppose that it is important to eat the right things. Not only is that true physically but also spiritually. The Bible has something to say about this. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:1 KJV). Nothing is more important in my daily routine than feasting on the Word of God. I may not do very well on my physical diet, but I do take special care about my spiritual diet.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. Call him at (866) 552-2543 or e-mail email@example.com. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. OUT TO PASTORMy New Years diet fits me to a T-shirtSpecial to The NewsThe fth annual Jesus River Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 in Myron B. Hodges City Park located in Sopchoppy. The outdoor music event will start at noon and run until dark. This music festival will host a list of talented Christian musicians, speakers, dancers and performers appealing to all ages and a variety of music styles. The Jesus River Festival was started by a group of Wakulla County Christians from various churches. Their intention was to gather their families for a day of music and fellowship in a casual outdoor setting. The Sopchoppy River runs south towards the Gulf of Mexico through the citys park and makes for an ideal setting for an afternoon of relaxed music listening. Planners wanted to draw from the areas local musical talent and invite committed Christians to share with the community the good news of Jesus Christs power to transform lives. This is a multi-denominational, community worship experience, and it just keeps getting better, said Nathan Lewis, a member of the planning committee. Several hundred individuals attended last years event, and we were very pleased with the turnout and support. Wave 94, a local Christian radio station and long time supporter of the festival, is expected to return to visit with fans and friends. Many churches and businesses were involved in making the festival a success. Those attending the festival will be served complimentary grilled burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Booth spaces for local charities, churches and ministries to inform the public of their services will be available. Special ministries for children will take place throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for the local food bank. Donations are welcomed but not mandatory. Wakulla One, a group of churches, individuals and ministries united to support Christ-centered events in Wakulla County, will sponsor the event this year. The organization will also host a night of fellowship and prayer before the festival on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the same park. All Wakulla Christians are encouraged to come and pray for Gods presence and blessings. For more information visit: www. Jesusriverfest.com or www.wakullaone. com.Jesus River Festival is set for March 9 Sopchoppy Congregational Holiness Church would like to invite everyone to join them in revival with Brother B.B. Barwick scheduled for Jan. 24-26 beginning 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 83 Sheldon Street in Sopchoppy. Please come join them. They look forward to meeting and worshipping with everyone there!Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church No. 2 in Crawfordville will host a six-session video event, The Art of Marriage beginning in February. The class, with the subtitle of Getting to the heart of Gods design, will be held at the church on Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. The cost of the class is $50 per couple. The registration deadline is Feb. 1. To register, contact Jocelyn Hayes at 980-2021 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The $50 registration fee includes the class manual, all meals and an Art of Marriage bag. Church BriefsRevival with B.B. Barwick set at Sopchoppy Congregational Six-session class on The Art of Marriage at Mount Olive
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 7Tonna Cochran, 63, of Crawfordville and formerly of St. Petersburg, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Melvin and Caroline (McDonough) Shipley. She was a compassionate caregiver at the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Christian Worship Center, Crawfordville, with Pastor Steve Taylor of ciating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Friendship Memorial Gardens in Crawfordville. Survivors include her husband, William Young; sons, Sean Natale of St. Petersburg, Ronald Natale of Crawfordville, Robert Young of Tallahassee and Matthew (Miranda) Young of Hawaii; daughters, Shannon (Trey) Sullivan of St. Petersburg, Carmela (Chris) Hamilton of Crawfordville and Nicole Natale of Tampa; her father, Melvin (Betty) Shipley; brother, Michael Shipley of Madison; sisters, Melody Dowdy and Tammy Waller, both of St. Petersburg; 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her mother, Caroline Shipley. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralhome.net.Obituaries Leonard Maurice Barron Tonna Cochran William Howard Gillespie Carolyn Larman Stewart Edna Spears WilsonWilliam Howard Gillespie, 94, of Las Vegas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. He was of the Methodist faith and loved working missionary projects all over the country. A graveside service was held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Friendship Memorial Gardens in Crawfordville, with Elder Bruce Taylor of ciating. The family received friends one hour prior to service at the cemetery. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lois Jean Paul Gillespie; son, William Paul (Stacy) Gillespie of Las Vegas; daughter, Diane (Barney) Harrell of Sopchoppy; grandchildren, Jeanie Harrell and Greg (Lori) Harrell both of Sopchoppy, and Becky (Chris) Hewett of Crawfordville, and Crystal, Michelle and Shawna of Illinois; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Bertha Gillespie; three brothers; and one greatgrandchild. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, Macclenny, 850559-3380. Please sign the online guestbook at www. forbesfuneralhome.net. Carolyn Larman Stewart, 69, of Crawfordville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Tallahassee, She was born in Atlanta, and came to this area in 1980 from Forest Park. She was a Christian. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an animal lover and was loved by all. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Panacea Congregational Holiness Church in Panacea. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to CHAT of Wakulla County, P.O. Box 1195, Crawfordville FL 32326 (860-926-0890). Survivors include her mother, Sara Sluder VanCott; two sons, Scott Stewart and Daniel Stewart; four daughters, Robin Bowman (Johnny), Stacey Brown (Johnny), Tammie Vollrath and Jennifer Stewart; a brother, Buddy VanCott; two sisters, Jean Epperson (Bud) and Connie VanCott; a special aunt, Lois Epperson; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Stewart; her father, William E. VanCott; and a grandson, Randy Chastain. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel of Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. Edna Spears Wilson, 95, went to meet her Lord and Savior in Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. She was born in Wakulla County, and had lived here her entire life. She attended Tallahassee Congregation Holiness Church; she served the Lord for 66 years and was a minister. She retired as a bus driver from the Wakulla County School Board and was the oldest living retired employee with the Wakulla County School Board. She volunteered at Eden Springs Nursing Home until 2011. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-greatgrandmother. Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at New Light Church, 480 New Light Church Road in Crawfordville. Burial followed at New Light Church Cemetery. Family will accept owers or donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee FL 32308. Survivors include three daughters, Jackie Andris (Steve) of Monticello, Jeannette Salas (Tony) of Crawfordville and Laverne Harris of Tallahassee; a stepson, William Buddy Cloud (Liz) of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren, Joanne Overly, Joan Keim (Roger), Charles Carter (Schlenia), Hope Salis (Bookie), Craig Harris (Heather), Selene Harris, Melissa Harris, Eli Cloud (Karen) and Clayton Cloud (Kim). She was predeceased by her parents, Namon and Evalena Spears; and all of her siblings. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements. (850-926-3333 or www. bevisfh.com.)Leonard Maurice Barron, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Zelda Barron of Crawfordville. He was born in Montgomery, Ala., and had lived in this area since 1952. He was a Southern Baptist. He was a former member of the Masons. He was a loving husband and father to his children and stepchildren. He was an all around hardworking, loving person who cared for his fellow man. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a funeral service following at 7 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Woodville Cemetery. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two sons, Michael Barron and Robbie Barron; two stepsons, Gary Simpson and Derrick Simpson; a daughter, Jeanne Gregory; sister, Ann Crum; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Hubert and Mamie Barron; a brother, Bobby Barron; and a stepson, Joseph Edwards. 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Page 8 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings CommunitySopchoppy Lions host zone meeting By MARJ LAWSopchoppy LionOn Monday, Jan. 14, President Elaine Herndon of the Sopchoppy Lions welcomed Zone Chairperson Anne Davis at the Zone 6 meeting of the Lions Clubs. Every quarter, the Lions of Zone 6 meet to learn from each other and from their zone chair. Davis discussed customary and necessary duties of officers and directors, and then asked members from each club to discuss their yearly programs and projects. Zone 6 is part of district 35-L, which has 14 zones. Our Zone includes clubs from Tallahassee, Jefferson County, Carrabelle and Crawfordville and Sopchoppy. There are 82 clubs in our District. Presidents Anne Davis from Tallahassee, Elaine Herndon from Sopchoppy, Marc Dickieson from Crawfordville and William Snyder from Carrabelle, as well as other members, attended this meeting. While each Lions Club raises funds to assist local citizens in seeing better and in preserving their eyesight, every club has its own way of raising funds and helping the community. Getting together on a regular basis, club members can learn of other clubs success stories. The Crawfordville Lions participated in the Peace Poster contest, as did the Sopchoppy Lions. Both middle schools had the opportunity to enter and send their winning posters to the next level. Crawfordville Lions helped with Operation Santa, and participated in the Riversprings Middle School Fall Festival. Crawfordville Lions mentored students. They read books to schoolchildren. They learned about diabetes training, so they can help residents make good food and living choices. In Sopchoppy, we raise funds for eye exams. Like most Lions, we have brooms of several shapes to offer for donations. We collect toners for recycling. If anyone wants to get rid of used toner cartridges, call Jesse Quigg at 962-3711, Franklin Roberts at 962-4923, or Richard Harden at 274-3703. Sight Chair Lion Warren Harden reported that Sopchoppy Lions received two applications for eyesight exams this month; one an 11-year-old, and one a 54-year-old. We received a thank you letter for a pair of glasses. The glasses allowed the recipient to return to work, because he could see again. Lion Marshall Catoe spearheaded our Peace Poster Contest at Wakulla Middle School. The Lions recently held a sh fry to raise funds. Lion Randy Anderson spoke of gift cards for groceries given at Christmastime to local families in need. The Carrabelle Club held a duck race and a Boston Butt Roast to raise funds. They donated $1,000 to their Senior Center, hams to their Food Bank, and 22 turkeys at Christmastime. Tallahassee Lions recycle printer cartridges. They held a chili special to help support National Guard veterans at FSU. They gave away pork butts at Christmas. They provide eyeglass cases for those in need. But the nicest story I heard was the one where Tallahassee Lions heard of an 8-year-old who wrote to Santa. Instead of an I-Pod or video games, instead of name-brand clothing or cell phones, this child simply asked that her family have food. Just food. They found out that the uncle of this child walked a long distance once a month and physically toted as much food as he could carry back to the family. And that was all they had to eat for the month. They reached into their own pockets to give plenty of money for food, and then reached again to purchase a bicycle with three wheels, a horn and a mirror so that the uncle could travel back and forth to the grocery store. After we heard this story, there was complete silence in the room. A Lion cleared his throat and said, Thats why we are Lions. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSZone Chairperson Anne Davis and Sopchoppy Lion President Elaine Herndon The winner of the best decorated house in Panacea during Christmastime was 103 Frances Avenue, which belongs to Wes Byrd. More than 8,000 lights were used for the decorations. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Best decorated house in PanaceaBy MICHELLE KIRBYSpecial to The NewsMembers of the R. Don McLeod Chapter 2469 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently visited residents at the Eden Springs Nursing and Rehab Center and took gift baskets and warm smiles and hugs to brighten the residents holidays. We should never forget our elderly, said President Louise Thomas who led the group in its second annual visit. Chapter members dressed in their 1860s period clothing walked the halls humming and singing holiday carols, as well as stopped into various residents rooms as well as the lounge to spread holiday cheer. For even a few seconds, many would change their whole countenance upon seeing us, said Second Vice President Michelle Kirby. I always get much more than any service I render. Now that the holidays are over, the ladies of the R. Don McLeod Chapter encourage the community to include the beautiful souls of Eden Springs in their service plans for 2013. The United Daughters of the Confederacy has ve objectives which are historical, benevolent, patriotic, educational and memorial. Woman who are at least 16 years of age and have a Confederate ancestor who honorably served or gave material aid to the Southern Cause would like to join the group. contact the chapter via email at rdonmcleodudc@gmail. com.Local chapter visits Eden Springs SPECIAL TO THE NEWSChapter President Louise Thomas with a friend who is also visiting residents at Eden Springs. 000DU5A ANN HENNESSY, MA, CCC-A CERTIFIED & LICENSED AUDIOLOGIST *Hearing evaluation and video otoscope inspection are always free. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 9By DAVID WHITE Mention Zinfandel to most wine consumers, and its quickly dismissed. Its easy to see why. For starters, many Americans associate the variety with the cheap, sweet blush wines that became popular in the 1980s, like Sutter Homes white Zinfandel. This style of wine will always have fans, but to my palate, its just too cloying. Most white Zinfandel tastes more like Kool-Aid than wine. Among consumers who know that Zinfandel can produce dry reds, many believe the variety inevitably produces monolithic, alcoholic fruit bombs. Avoiding such wines makes sense its dif cult to nd pleasure in wines that go down like cough syrup. Its unfortunate that so many wine drinkers have these impressions. Zinfandel can be delicious. The best examples are wonderfully accessible and strike the perfect balance between power and nesse. While certainly robust, theyre marked by fresh, brambly berries and are energetic enough to pair with a variety of cuisines. Plus, Zinfandel is uniquely and distinctly American. Its well worth exploring. Zinfandel has a fascinating history. For most of its existence, it was thought to be an indigenous American grape. But when a professor from University of California, Davis, visited Italy in 1967, he realized that Primitivo a dark-skinned, southern Italian grape was remarkably similar to the American original. By 1972, researchers concluded that the grapes were, in fact, identical. Primitivo, however, also had dubious origins. So researchers started investigating, and in the late 1990s determined that Zinfandels roots are Croatian. Zinfandel came to the United States in the late 1820s, when a nursery owner in New York purchased cuttings from Austria. The origins of the name Zinfandel remain a mystery, but shortly after its arrival to the East Coast, the grapes popularity quickly soared. This made perfect sense the grape was a home winemakers dream, as it was reasonably easy to grow, vigorous, and fairly resistant to disease. When East Coasters started heading to California during the gold rush, Zinfandel followed and quickly became the variety of choice, often planted right alongside other grapes for diversity. Many of these vineyards remain, giving wine drinkers a direct connection to Californias earliest settlers. (Its worth noting that if it werent for the popularity of white Zinfandel in the 1980s and s, many of these vineyards would have been ripped up.) Without question, these ancient vineyards typically full of thick, gnarly vines produce the most complex, vibrant wines. Plus, as New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov once wrote, [these] wines seem to tell stories. Not red, white and blue fables of triumphalism but tales of immigrant vision and perseverance, of American history and the pastoral roots of a great industry. Several California vintners are working to catalog, protect, and promote these vineyards through a new nonpro t called the Historic Vineyard Society. Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson, the 32-year-old owner of Bedrock Wine Company, is leading this effort. Twain-Peterson has become a rock star in the wine community because his wines sourced from some of Californias oldest vines and made using old-fashioned winemaking techniques are stunning. Indeed, his winerys namesake, the Bedrock Vineyard, was planted nearly 125 years ago. Twain-Peterson estimates that the vineyard is about half Zinfandel and a quarter Carignane, with varieties like Mourvedre, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah comprising the rest. 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Page 10 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views SportsSpecial to The NewsThe Wakulla High School Wrestling Team traveled to Mosley on Friday and Saturday for the Panhandle Championships and took rst place. Team scores: Wakulla 233, Gulf Breeze 135.5, Pace 135, Suwannee 134.5, Fort Walton Beach 104.5, Arnold 91, Rutherford 74, South Walton 61, Bozeman 48, Bay 46, Marianna 41, Tate 40, Mosley 37, Wewa 33, Crestview 30. Championship matches: 106: Runyan (Wak) dec. Murray (Pace) 7-3. 113: Malik (Wak) pin Lovett (FWB). 120: Shingola (Suw) dec. Oddo (Pace), 6-2. 126: Morgan (Wak) dec. Manfredi (GB), 4-2. 132: White (Wak) dec. BLDoerr (GB), 3-1. 138: BeDoerr (GB) pin Baker (Arm). 145: Brown (Suw) dec. Ryan (Arn), 5-3. 152: Lang (Mos) dec. Combs (Mar), 10-2. 160: Fletcher (Suw) dec. Winkler (SW), 9-8. 170: Kenney (Boz) dec. Key (Suw), 12-8. 182: Delong (Wak) dec. Diamond (Pace), 7-5. 195: Douin (Wak) dec. Thaler (Pace), 9-1. 220: Shef eld (FWB) dec. Godden (Wak), 3-1. HWT: Griffen (Wak) pin Krimm (Arn). Third-place matches: 106: Savaga (Boz) dec. Malcolm (Wewa), 13-0. 113: Wood (Pace) dec. Bantique (Bay), 10-7).120: Carrey (Wak) dec. Staviski (GB), 6-4. 126: Pickren (SW) pin Marco (Suw). 132: Bucsok (Suw) pin Wood (Pace). 138: Fields (FWB) dec. Askison (Wak), 7-6. 145: Blake (GB) dec. Davis (Wak), 1-0. 152: Sherman (Bay) dec. Reed (Ruth), 10-3. 160: McClendon (Pace) pin Thompson (Arn). 170: Williams (Crest) dec. Middleton (GB), 5-4. 182: Schultz (FWB) pin Jackson (Tate). 195: Parker (SW) pin Williams (Bay). 220: Saffore (Ruth) dec. Gordan (Arn), 9-7. HWT: Haina-Scott (Ruth) pin Merriel (FWB) Outstanding Lightweight went to Bill Morgan. Outstanding Heavyweight went to James Douin. Wakulla is at home this week trying to defend the title of City Champions. Wrestling starts at 3 p.m. on Friday. PHOTO BY ROBERT DOUINWar Eagle wrestlers after winning Panhandle Championships.WRESTLINGWar Eagles win Panhandle Wrestling ChampionshipSpecial to The NewsThe Wakulla Middle School Wrestling Team competed in the Bearclaw Classic at Riversprings Middle School on Jan. 12. The Wildcats had 14 wrestlers who competed in the competition, and nished in third place as a team. Walker Creech, Brandon Walker and Zach Robison all nished in rst place in their respective weight divisions, while Tyler Boyett took fourth place. Walker was voted the Most Outstanding Heavyweight (145-285 pounds) by the coaches whose teams were represented at the tournament.SOFTBALLKelbi Davis signs with Gulf StateWMS nishes third at BearclawKneeling: Walker Creech, standing: Zach Robison, Coach Joey Vernon, Brandon Walker and Coach Eddie Metcalf. PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFlorida won the eighth Annual Florida-Georgia War of the Border All-Star football game, 21-14, held recently in Moultrie, Ga. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 11outdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsWell, if you are an Atlanta Falcons fan like I am, you were surely disappointed this past weekend. Atlanta teams just cant seem to win the big ones. I should have gone shing instead of watching the game. This weather we are having is crazy. Its no wonder that so many people are sick. Gail and I have been ghting a cold for three weeks and are nally starting to feel back to normal. On Monday, I took my boat over to Mikes Marine Ways to have it detailed and I ran from Shell Point to St. Marks and took out at the fort. There were probably 30 trucks and trailers at the boat ramp when I got there and I told David I only saw ve boats out shing from the fort to the mouth of the river. He said while he was waiting for me all the folks that put in headed up the St. Marks River or up the Wakulla. Jimmy Bevis at Shell Island said some folks are catching sh but most arent. One of his guides shed four days last week and caught quite a few sh but Jimmy said he was about the only one. He has been shing up past the power plant and shing live shrimp on the bottom. He said the key is throwing it out and just letting it sit. One day they came in with 40 pounds of trout and reds. I talked to JR at the Aucilla and he said the same thing. Some people are catching and some are just shing and boat riding. He shed last week and had some really good days. One day he shed east towards the Econ na and caught about 20 reds but no trout. The next day he went west and they came back with 20 trout and seven reds. He shed as far as the creeks behind Gray Mare Rock. Everything they have been catching is hitting the Gulp Glow Jerk Shad using a 1/16 or 1/8-ounce lead head. One day he said he saw a school of about 500 big reds in about two feet of water but couldnt get close enough to cast to them. All the sh he has been catching are up in the creeks. Mike Pearson, my neighbor from Tifton, went to the Econ na last weekend with his wife and they caught their limit of nice trout using a gray and silver Mirrolure. They shed in the river while most of the other boats went out of the river and headed east or west. Capt. David Fife is back from Panama City and he shed with some friends on Sunday and caught seven nice trout using a chartreuse Mirrolure. I shed with Dr. Julian Hurt and Bill Birdwell last week and we went in Dr. Hurts new boat. He got a 22-foot Scout. I have never been a fan of the Scout but this was a really nice boat. Rode good and had plenty of shing room. We caught about 10 trout but only kept two. He didnt have a ruler on board and three of the sh were threw back were probably legal but they would have been close. I went back Sunday and shed the last of the rising tide and beginning of the fall and caught 17 trout using a New Penny Gulp and Pearl White Gulp. I released all of them and about eight or nine were legal. They bit best as the tide started to fall. Capt. Randy Peart said he shed up the Ochlockonee River last weekend with his son who is going in or has already gone in the Army. They shed ies and caught four bass, two reds and three trout. He felt like there were a lot of trout up there but all they shed were ies. I had heard that the limit on trout was going to be increased to six in our area but according to the newest regulations it is still ve sh, minimum of 15 inches, and you can possess one fish more than 20 inches. In the Northeast area, which is over around Jacksonville, the limit is six and four in the Southeast and Southwest zones. The limit on red sh is tw o with a vessel limit of eight sh. In other words if you have five people shing on the boat you can only keep eight sh. Federal waters are also off limits for reds. If this weather continues through February, we should have another early season for fishing the ats for trout. Last year, we started catching them on the ats the middle of March. Remember to know your limits and be careful out there. Good luck and good shing!With this crazy weather, some people are catching sh, some are just riding in their boat From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Florida Forestry ServiceSeventy ve to eighty percent of wildfires in Florida are human caused each year. Arson and escaped debris burns top the list of causes. With springtime in sight now is the right time to clean up and prepare. The Florida Forest Service suggests the following: Keep rooftops and gutters free of yard debris and leaves Keep the area under decks and porches clean of yard debris and leaves Keep a 3-5 foot space around your home and attachments that is fuel free Make sure that trees, shrubs, and plants within the rst thirty feet of your home are healthy, adequately spaced and not overhanging the house When burning debris, check rst with your local Florida Forest Service office to find out how to burn legally and safely. If you witness suspicious activity or res, call 911 or the Florida Arson Alert Hotline (800) 3425869. From DEP NewsThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Florida Park Service is proud to offer manatee viewing and manatee awareness events at select state parks where manatees congregate in the winter. The manatee is Floridas of cial state marine mammal and is listed as endangered at the international, federal and state levels. We are pleased to help interpret the beauty of Florida manatees through viewing locations and educational programs at state parks for our visitors, said Donald Forgione, DEPs Florida Park Service Director. These gentle giants remind us how important it is to protect and preserve Floridas environment and the springs where the manatees gather. In winter, manatees gather in the warmer waters of Floridas springs. Since they are a subtropical species, manatees cannot tolerate prolonged exposure to water temperatures below 68 degrees. The following state parks offer manatee viewing areas and some are hosting manatee awareness events: Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park at Wakulla Springs: Winter wildlife is abounding right now along the river including migratory ducks and an expanding manatee population, meaning your river boat tour will give you an incredible wildlife viewing encounter. Blue Spring State Park in Orange City: On Jan. 26 and 27, join Blue Spring State Park for the 28th Annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival at Valentine Park. Activities for the whole family include zoo presentations, arts and crafts, dancing, face painting, food, entertainment and more. Admission to the Festival includes a free shuttle to Blue Spring State Park to see manatees. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park: Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the parks underwater observatory in the main spring. This elevated boardwalk starts at the park entrance and surrounds the main spring to the Fish Bowl underwater observatory. The viewing area is glass-fronted with bleachers and a space up front for wheelchair-accessible viewing during manatee programs. If youre fortunate enough to encounter one of these beautiful creatures in the wild, make sure to be aware of the following guidelines: While Swimming: Look, but dont touch or feed manatees. Do not pursue or chase a manatee. Give manatees space to move. Dont isolate or single out an individual manatee from its group, and dont separate a cow from her calf. Avoid excessive noise and splashing if a manatee appears in your swimming area. Use snorkel gear when attempting to watch manatees. The sound of bubbles from scuba gear may cause manatees to leave the area. While Boating: Abide by the posted speed zone signs while in areas known to have manatees present or when observations indicate manatees might be present. Wear polarized sunglasses to reduce glare on the surface of the water and make manatees more visible to you. Remain at least 50 feet away from a manatee when operating a powerboat. Dont operate a boat over large concentrations of manatees. 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Page 12 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comIt seems unreal that the month is almost behind us already! Each February, the district holds a meeting similar to our division. The last ve years, this has been held in Destin, however it has moved onto another division for the coming years. Several members of our division will be heading over to Mobile, Ala., for the meeting Feb. 14-17. With the split in meeting locations, we had to nd an alternate plan for our meeting. Thankfully, we have a great relationship with both Station Panama City and Station Destin. Our division will meet on Feb. 2 at Station Destin. Following our business meeting we will have a fellowship cookout with station members and auxiliarists. Typically our fall meeting is held in Panama City and the summer meeting rotates to other locations. This past fall, Gordon Schmidt was elected as our division commander. Gordon served as the vice commander for the last two years. Eric DeVuyst was elected as the vice division commander. It is traditional for the newly elected of cers to ask for interested members from the ve otillas to fill staff officer positions. Often the Division Staff Officers (SOs) serve as mentors to the Flotilla Staff Officers (FSOs), as well as liaisons between district and national staff. This year, the following staff officers were appointed: Communications Dallas Cochan. Communication Services Dale Crow. Finance Tim Ashley. Human Resources Stan Smith. Information Services Curt Waier. Materials Lynn Mott. Marine Safety Phillip Williamson II. Member Training Anne DelBello. Navigation Systems Michael Spiglemire. Operations Joe Mof- tt. Public Education John Rebel. Program Visitation George Gross. Secretary Carolyn Treadon. Vessel Examinations Gerald Damico. National Safe Boating Week George Brim. Quali cations Examination T.J. DelBello. In addition to the SOs, there is a Division Board made up of the division commander, division vice commander, immediate past division commander and otilla commanders. The board will be presented next week. And as Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. Sign up for our upcoming ABS Class on Jan. 26 to learn more about being safe out on the water! If you are interested in attending this class or one of our future classes please contact our Public Education staff of cer at FSO-PE@uscgaux.net or check out our website at www.uscgaux.net.a peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysCoast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD 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 Zero to Hero In a time when near instant grati cation is possible because of the internet, many are expecting similar options from all aspects of life. An email arrives with the expectation of immediate response. When I dont, the sender is offended. Such technology permits rapid access to information increasing the ef ciency of learning. Our younger folks are tuned into the internet. Consequently, everything is speeding up. I was told a few days ago that scuba instruction has been made more ef cient by Internet e-learning. Students are plugged into a distant database and structure automated class, and taught the knowledge part of diving. That left the water-work half of the class to nish training the student in one weekend. They doubled the number of students, making more money. Now, diving instructors can be expected to focus on the water skills and not on the knowledge of diving! The shop owner did say she was disappointed how little dive instructors understood the science of diving these days, but she can now blame the agency producing the e-class when injuries happen. When I taught diving at the university, our basic students took 16 weeks to learn to dive. Their instructors took a minimum of 16 months to become a certi ed scuba instructor. They rst had to pass the Dive Technology course where they mastered how our equipment worked and is repaired. The next semester was dedicated to learning how to assist in a class (Assistant Instructor). Passing those tough exams let the candidate move on to Dive Master, training to manage the risk of diving. Passing those exams and supervising dive operations allowed the individual to enter a formal instructor course leading up to a battery of practical and academic tests at the end of the fourth semester. Of course, everyone worked around the basic students every semester, a type of mentoring program from the top down. Today we nd people who only learned how to dive a year ago, teaching others to dive with little experience or understanding themselves. We call this a zero to hero situation. I often speak to folks looking for refresher courses just to better understand what was missing from their basic scuba class. Pick your instructor and their training program carefully. Then take the time to soak up the information and skills to make diving truly enjoyable. Then nd like-minded friends and go diving in the water. Once comfortable, expand into new diving areas and skills. Diving is full of opportunity best taken as a journey, not a destination. And like so many things off the Internet, let the buyer beware! UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton From FWC This report represents some events the FWC handled over the week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 17; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. LEON COUNTY: Of cer Chris Jones responded to a complaint of a subject that was cleaning a doe deer in Leon County. The caller advised that he observed a subject in possession of a trophy buck. After a closer look the caller advised that there was another deer under the buck which appeared to be a doe. Of cer Jones responded to the area, and located the subject with the doe. The subject advised that he did not kill the doe but he knew who did and took Of cer Jones to where the doe was killed or picked up. The subject took Of cer Jones to some county property that is a nature preserve in Leon County where hunting is not allowed. At this time, Officer Jones requested assistance, and Officer Charles Higman and K-9 Of cer Chase Yarbrough responded. During the investigation, they came into contact with the subject who shot the doe deer along with the buck. The suspect admitted to hunting on county property. Of cer Yarbrough and K-9 Drake located the area where the suspect was crawling under the fence and hunting on county property. Blood was found on the county property in different locations. During the investigation, it was determined that both deer were shot on the county preserve. Two subjects were cited, and the investigation is ongoing. Both deer were seized along with a muzzleloader. ESCAMBIA COUNTY: While on patrol in Perdido River Management Area, Lt. Brian Lambert stopped a vehicle that was in the area after legal hours. While approaching the driver, Lieutenant Lambert smelled the odor of burnt cannabis. Lieutenant Lambert asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. When the driver exited the vehicle, Lieutenant Lambert noticed a cannabis cigarette on the oorboard, and the driver admitted the cannabis was his. The cannabis was seized and a notice to appear citation was issued for the violation. SANTA ROSA COUNTY: On January 12-13, the inaugural Wounded Warrior hunt entitled, Operation Outdoor Freedom, was conducted in the Blackwater WMA. Five hunters, with assistants, participated in the event and harvested 11 deer. The hunt was initiated by the Florida Forest Service and coordinated through FWC for approval and monitoring of the special hunt within a traditionally closed area. OKALOOSA COUNTY: In the early morning hours, Lt. Mark Hollinhead, Investigator James Armstrong and Officer Randall Brooks received a request from the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office to assist with a subject stopped by a deputy for night hunting. The deputy was investigating a vehicle that was damaged in the incident. The of cers arrived and spoke with the landowner. Apparently, the landowner heard shots and located a dead doe on his property. When the subjects returned to pick up the deer using a light, an employee for the property owner turned on his own spotlight and opened fire in the direction of the subjects vehicle. The employee shot the vehicle and was arrested by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Deputy. Evidence of the night hunting incident was collected, and the subjects were interviewed by the FWC Of cers. The investigation of the event is ongoing and charges are pending. WALTON COUNTY: Lt. Mark Hollinhead, Investigator James Armstrong, and Of cer Randall Brooks, utilized the decoy deer to work a night hunting detail along Hwy. 20 in Walton County. Shortly after midnight, a vehicle turned around in front of Of cer Brooks and Investigator Armstrong, and a shot was red. When the of cers caught up to the vehicle, they found an adult male and his nine year old son. The driver was issued a citation for attempting to take deer by use of gun and light, and the rearm was seized.FWC Law Enforcement Operations P.O. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 13reports Law Enforcement and CourtsOn Jan. 12, Deputy Will Hudson conducted a traf- c stop on a vehicle due to a headlight violation. When Deputy Hudson questioned the man about being in a residential neighborhood at a late hour, the man reportedly answered that his reason was a secret and that he was working for a federal agency. The subject became belligerent while he was being questioned by Hudson and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston. The subject turned down efforts to assist him, but had exhibited the same behavior on three different encounters with law enforcement. On Jan. 14, the sheriffs office had another incident with the subject and he was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for a Baker Act mental health examination for his own safety. He has reportedly been observed living in a vehicle near a deputys home. In other activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office this week: JANUARY 9 Levi Garrett Strickland, 26, of Crawfordville was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. Deputy Stephen Simmons pulled over Stricklands vehicle after allegedly observing it cross the road fog line and center line vehicle on multiple occasions. It was determined that Stricklands driver license was revoked as a habitual offender. He allegedly admitted to multiple convictions of driving with a suspended or revoked license and was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Strickland was also issued a traffic citation for failure to maintain a single lane. Deputy Ward Kromer and Lt. Dale Evans investigated. JANUARY 10 David Kelley of Crawfordville and Australia reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was discovered at the residence and $5,700 worth of diving equipment, a washer, dryer and dresser were reported missing. Suspects have been identi- ed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Deputy Ian Dohme discovered a vehicle with a license plate not assigned. The tag was registered to a Saturn, not the GMC that Deputy Dohme observed. The passenger in the vehicle, Summer Lee Field, 33, of Crawfordville admitted placing the tag on the wrong vehicle. The stopped vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. Field was given a traf c citation for attaching a registration license plate not assigned. JANUARY 11 John Madden of Crawfordville reported the theft of a boat trailer tag from an Ochlockonee Bay boat ramp. The tag is valued at $50. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated. Christina Saladino of Crawfordville reported the theft of jewelry from her home. The jewelry was valued at $2,000 and a suspect has been identi- ed. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated. Nathaniel Linhoff of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the loss of his wallet which is valued at $60. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. Robert Larue, a WCSO Jail inmate, reported the theft of commissary items. Food and personal items, valued at $9, were taken from the victims bunk drawer. Video surveillance was used to determine that Bobby Joe Edwards, 27, of Crawfordville and Tre Allen McCullough, 20, of Crawfordville removed the items. Edwards and McCullough were both charged with theft. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. Norman McCallister of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Multiple charges were observed on the victims bank account which totaled approximately $800. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. JANUARY 12 Easton Dugger of Crawfordville reported a business burglary at B and B Dugger. A company truck was disturbed. A forced entry was discovered at one of the buildings. Radios with microphones, gas cans, work vests and radio chargers, valued at $3,500, were reported missing. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated. Benika Jones-Harvey of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim loaned her vehicle to a friend who failed to return it. The vehicle was entered into the FCIC/ NCIC data base. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. Starla Pritchard of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of a dirt bike. The dirt bike was given to an individual to be xed. The suspect claimed the bike was stolen from his property. The investigation continues. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated. Walter Brent Dickson of Smith Creek reported a grand theft. Firearms were reported stolen from his residence. Four rearms, valued at $1,400, were reported missing and were entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. Angela Wells of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary and theft of a satellite radio. The radio is valued at $150 and was taken from her unsecured vehicle. The radio was entered into the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. Deputy Randy Phillips responded to Shell Point Beach to investigate a disturbance between a 17-year-old male and a 32-year-old male. An altercation started over a heated beach volleyball game. The altercation turned physical but there were no injuries. The volleyball participants were instructed to leave the beach and they complied with the request. Deputy Stephen Simmons also investigated. Sherri Green of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Tools and equipment were taken from the victims home. The property was valued at approximately $2,050. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. JANUARY 13 Elizabeth Becker of Crawfordville reported a hit-and-run traf c crash in the area of Linna Lane and Casora Drive. The complainant reported hearing the sounds of a traffic crash and law enforcement of cials at the scene observed Comcast and CenturyLink utility boxes signi cantly damaged. No vehicle was found at the scene and deputies unsuccessfully searched the area for a suspect vehicle. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. Evelyn Smith of Crawfordville reported the theft of a vehicle tag from her car. The tags and the connection screws were missing. The tag information was entered in the FCIC/NCIC data base. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. A clerk at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville reported a gasoline drive off. A black Hummer pulled up to the pumps and a suspect lled up with $91 worth of gas, but left without paying. The vehicle left in a hurry and nearly struck a pedestrian and another vehicle. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. Deputies Mike Crum and Stephen Simmons investigated a suspicious vehicle that was out of place at a Medart residence. When questioned by the property owner, the vehicle quickly left the area. Deputy Simmons initiated a traffic stop after con rming that the vehicle was the same one spotted at the residence. Four individuals were observed in the vehicle and a strong odor of marijuana was detected by the deputy. Joshua David Sanders, 18, of Panacea was issued a notice to appear for misdemeanor possession of cannabis under 20 grams. The parents of the other teens in the car two of them 17 years old and one 16-year-old were called to pick up their children. The marijuana weighed 8.2 grams. Deputy Clint Beam also assisted the investigation. JANUARY 14 Reginald McKinney of Crawfordville reported the theft of a car battery. The battery was missing and the cables were cut after the victim did not complete work on the vehicle and left the hood open overnight. The battery is valued at $100 and the damage to the cables was estimated at $40. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. Assistant Principal Michele Baggett of Riversprings Middle School reported the theft of a laptop computer from the school. A 14-year-old male was in possession of the computer which was discovered by a family member. The computer is valued at $1,003 and the juvenile was charged with grand theft and turned over to his mother. The hard drive of the computer was determined to be damaged. It is valued at $100. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated. Michael Martin of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Firearms were stolen from the victims vehicle while it was parked at a Medart convenience store. The guns were valued at $850. The case investigation continues. Lt. Brent Sanders investigated. Marjorie Wyant of Panacea reported a fraud. The victim received telephone calls stating that she was a sweepstakes winner of $1 million. The victim was told to obtain a money card and load $290 on it. The victim followed the instructions and gave the money card serial number to a caller. Since the phone call the money card balance became zero and nobody contacted the victim about her alleged sweepstakes winnings. Deputy Clint Beam investigated and told the victim to contact the sheriffs of ce if she has any questions about the legitimacy of a sweepstakes. Thomas Clark of Panacea reported a grand theft. A four-wheeler and four-wheeler trailer were stolen from the victims property. The property is valued at $2,300. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. JANUARY 15 Renae Martin of Crawfordville reported a cr iminal mischief. Someone damaged the victims window screen. Damage was estimated at $15. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Thomas Valentine of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim was in the process of selling a vehicle and had a possible buyer. The victim allowed the buyer to put a battery in the vehicle and get the brakes xed. The suspect failed to return the vehicle. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated a complaint of a male making suicide threats that involved the Leon County Sheriffs Of ce. The man making the threats left in his vehicle and was located in Wakulla County by the Leon County Sheriffs Office helicopter. Deputy Metcalf located the man and returned him to the Leon County border where he was turned over to the LCSO. His vehicle was turned over to his mother. Lisa Barksdale turned in a found debit card which was located at a business in Panacea. Deputy Billy Metcalf contacted the victims bank and they deactivated the card and contacted the owner. Colby Michael Dunlap, 18, of Crawfordville was issued a notice to appear in court after striking a vehicle owned by Lance Doyle. The two men got into a dispute in the WalMart parking lot and Dunlap intentionally backed into the victims vehicle. Dunlap was issued the traf c citation for leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to property. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Travis Kelly of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to open an account with a satellite television provider and discovered that there was already an account open using his personal information. The account was opened by someone in Starke. There were no charges on the account and it is no longer active. Deputy Clint Beam recommended that Kelly check his credit report to see if any other activity has been conducted using his personal information. JANUARY 16 Rondal Hartsfield of Panacea reported the theft of a motorized bicycle from his home. William Keith Revell, 45, of Panacea was identified as a suspect during the investigation. The bicycle was recovered from Revell who was charged with larceny. The bike is valued at $100. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Wakulla Middle School Assistant Principal Tolar Griffin reported a narcotics violation involving a 14-year-old student. Grif n received information that the male student was in possession of cannabis. The cannabis was recovered from the victims locker. He was issued a civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Deputy Carl Allen investigated. Jack Letchworth of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Someone stole copper wire, a metal mortar box and two refrigerators, valued at $500, from his property. Detective Derek Lawhon investigated. Deputies Stephen Simmons, Randy Phillips and Sgt. Mike Helms investigated a traf c crash at Shadeville Highway and Tickie Ridge Circle. Brittany Brianne Keeler, 22, of Tallahassee was injured in the vehicle roll over as her vehicle left Shadeville Highway. The driver attempted to overcorrect and the vehicle crashed. Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were observed inside the vehicle and the driver also smelled of marijuana. A total of 8.2 grams of marijuana was allegedly discovered in the vehicle. There was road obstruction due to tools and other materials coming out of the back of the truck during the crash. Synthetic smoking materials were also discovered in the vehicle. Wakulla EMS transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation. A 17-year-old Crawfordville victim reported a criminal mischief. Someone punctured the victims vehicle tire. Damage was estimated at $80. The victims family decided to handle the issue themselves. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. Detective Nick Boutwell, Detective Lorne Whaley and Detective Derek Lawhon conducted a traf c stop in Crawfordville involving a vehicle with an expired trailer tag. The detectives were given permission to search the vehicle and allegedly discovered a backpack with marijuana baggies inside. Gage Allen Corbin, 18, of Crawfordville admitted the marijuana belonged to him and he was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or distribute. Randan Arnold Willis, 22, of Crawfordville was issued a traf c citation for driving a motor vehicle with an expired license plate. A third passenger in the vehicle was not charged. The marijuana weighed 23.4 grams and cash was also discovered along with digital scales. Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A 17-yearold male was allegedly observed taking a gas hedge trimmer off the shelf and then taking it to customer service where he exchanged it for a refund. The suspect received $148 and exited the store before being stopped by store of cials. The juvenile was released to a grandparent. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. Michael Smith of Crawfordville reported the theft of a registration decal. The victim observed the loss while washing the vehicle. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. Roger Nathaniel Rosier, 36, of Sopchoppy was involved in a domestic dispute. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated and attempted to separate the suspect from a victim. Rosier refused to comply with the commands from Deputy Colin and took off running. A Taser was deployed to stop the suspect who continued to resist efforts to be handcuffed. A second exposure was applied to the suspect by Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Rosier complied with the commands. Rosier was charged with battery and resisting an of cer without violence. JANUARY 17 Ashley Watford of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Two CDs were taken from the vehicle and a suspect has been identi ed. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce received 998 calls for service during the past week including 14 business and residential alarms; 10 assists to other agencies; 60 citizen contacts; 11 disturbances; 13 E-911 abandoned cell calls; seven E-911 abandoned calls; 17 regular E-911 calls; 43 investigations; 12 loud music/noise complaints; 42 medical emergencies; 324 business and residential security checks; 29 special details; 34 subpoena services; 16 suspicious people; 14 suspicious vehicles; 14 thefts; 35 traf c enforcements; 131 traf c stops; 10 disabled vehicles; and 12 reckless vehicles.Sheri s Report www.WakullaDiving.com Wakulla Diving Center, Inc. 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Page 14 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, Jan. 24 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. 25 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. 26 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 5:30 p.m. at Mission by the Sea Church on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 3106 Shadeville Highway, across from the volunteer re department, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321. SOPCHOPPY GROWERS MARKET will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Posh Java, Organics & Gifts, on the corner of Rose St. and Winthrop Ave., in downtown Sopchoppy. The market features locally grown, organic and unsprayed produce, homemade bread, and other food items. To participate in the market, contact Posh Java at (850) 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. 27 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. 28 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. RESPITE CARE is offered by The Alzheimers Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. Tuesday, Jan. 29 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. 30 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. 31 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 EventsThursday, 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. Friday, Jan. 25 SNEAK PEEK by Palaver Tree Theater will be held at 7 p.m. at the library. Palaver Tree Theater invites all to learn more about their upcoming readings and performances including: The Left Hand Singing, written by Barbara Lebow; WakullaStory: Mania for Speculation (Wakulla and the Forbes Purchase) written by Madeleine Carr and Brent Thurmond; The Wakulla Volcano, based on Rodney Letchworths essay, and the SCENE in Wakulla Playwrights and Film Festival, in June. 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 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. SOPCHOPPY OPRYY will be held at 7 p.m. at the Historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. It will feature Southbound Band with special guests Wayne Martin and Country Gold and Suzie Elkins. Tickets are $10. Call 9623711 for more information or tickets. TALLAHASSEE FITNESS FESTIVAL will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leon County Civic Center. National and local businesses will conduct exercise classes, offer free health screenings, conduct workshops, provide free personal training, product samples and more. Door prizes will be provided every 30 minutes. For more information, call 222-0200 and visit tally tnessfest.com. Upcoming EventsFriday, Feb. 1 FOURTH ANNUAL CRAWFORDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILI COOK OFF will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. There will be chili of all kinds. Anyone interested in competing can join. The categories are traditional, non-traditional, spicy but pleasing and presentation. Set up will begin at 5:15 p.m. and judging will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 6:15. The event will of cially begin at 6 p.m. with both Wakulla High School and Wakulla Middle Schools jazz bands entertaining and delighting the crowd. There is no participation fee. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Saturday, 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. CONTRA DANCE will be held at the Wakulla Springs Lodge from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. by The Friends of the Wakulla Springs and the Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance. The band will be Rockertoe with Jon Copps on banjo, Michael Callen on ddle and Dennis Dunn on guitar. The caller will be Richard Hopkins. Admission will be $10 (which includes admission to the State Park) and proceeds will bene t the boat restoration project at the spring. WILDLIFE HERITAGE AND OUTDOORS FESTIVAL will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to many exhibitors, there will be a silent auction to raise money for the Environmental Education Program. Sunday, Feb. 3 FIRST SUNDAY AT THE REFUGE PRESENTATION SERIES will feature Peter Cowdrey, educator in residence at the Museum of Florida History, as he shows how Apalachee Bay and the St. Marks area were depicted on the earliest maps of Florida at 2 p.m. at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. He will appear in the persona of an 18th century ships navigator and describe some of the early mapping tools used. First Sunday presentations are in the Environmental Education Center, 1255 Lighthouse Road. Seating is limited. Refuge entrance fees apply. Call 925-6121 for more information. 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 VALENTINE CELEBRATION AND PARADE will be held at Hudson Park by Rotary Club. The day starts with a 5K Cupid Dash and 1 mile Fit for Love Walk. Registration is at 7 a.m., the fun walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. Breakfast in the park will be held at 8 a.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 9 a.m. and it starts at 10 a.m. The grand marshall is Nigel Bradham, Buffalo Bills linebacker. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. with music, food, games, rides and arts and crafts. 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. Aclass 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. Government Meetings Monday, Jan. 28 WAKULLA COUNTY RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the library. Tuesday, Jan. 29 WAKULLA COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 3 p.m. at the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Of ce.By SCOTT JOYNERLibrary DirectorI nd television very educational. Every time someone turns one on I go into another room and read a good book. -Groucho Marx Wed like to remind everyone to check out (no pun intended) our e-book checkout service. We now have more than 100 e-books that we, along with Franklin, Jefferson, and Wilderness Coast Public Libraries, (our library cooperative) have purchased, in addition to thousands of books which are in the public domain (classics, educational materials, etc). We have cheat sheets at the front desk, or you can check out the link on our website www.wakullalibrary.org. Please come by or give us a call and well get you started if you need help with your tablets/Kindles/Nooks today. Family Game Day this Saturday at the library Come by this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon as we hold our rst Family Game Day at the library. Well have plenty of games for the entire family from Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders for the youngsters, up to cards and more mature games for the teens and adults. For the more exible among us well even have Twister! Please come out and see all the fun in addition to taking the opportunity to see all we have to offer at the library. First Book Extravaganza of the Year on Feb. 2 Our rst Book Extravaganza of 2013 will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. As always, well have thousands of books, audio and video for our patrons browsing pleasure. While monetary donations are not required remember that all funds raised go directly to the Friends of the Library who fund our Summer Program, part of our book budget, as well as offsetting other library costs. This is always a very popular event so please be here when we open for all the best stuff! Palaver Tree Theatre Sneak Peek This Friday beginning at 7 p.m., the library will be hosting a sneak peek of Palaver Tree Theatres offerings for the season. Palaver Tree Theater invites all to learn more about their upcoming readings and performances including, The Left Hand Singing, written by Barbara Lebow; WakullaStory: Mania for Speculation (Wakulla and the Forbes Purchase) written by Madeleine Carr and Brent Thurmond; The Wakulla Volcano, based on Rodney Letchworths essay, and the SCENE in Wakulla Playwrights and Film Festival, in June. In the librarys ongoing mission to educate, entertain and broaden the minds of Wakulla Citizens, were happy to partner with Palaver Tree, the Wakulla County Historical Society, as well as everyone else inspiring, and creating the works of our own local theatre company this year. Please come out and join us! Tax Forms at WCPL As of this writing, we have received the 1040 EZ forms from the IRS. These are the forms only not instructions. We again ask for your patience as we await shipment of all on the forms/instructions weve ordered for our patrons. Feel free to give us a call to see if what you need is available and remember that AARP will be offering their free tax preparation service beginning Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continuing every Thursday and Saturday mornings at the same time throughout tax season.Library News... Sneak Peak of Palaver Trees upcoming shows at 7 p.m. at the library. Sopchoppy Opry at 7 p.m. at Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. Green Cleaning Workshop at 9:30 a.m. at the extension of ce. Line dancing at 1:30 p.m. at the senior center. FridaySaturdaySaturdayMonday Week Week in inWakulla akullaWakulla akulla Email your community events to firstname.lastname@example.org
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page 15 Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate LifeBy MAURICE LANGSTONExecutive DirectorIts been a real privilege to work along side of R. H. Carter for the past three weeks. He has been a man of vision for the Senior Center and a champion for all of seniors living in Wakulla County. I am thankful that he is my friend, my neighbor, and will still be active at the center. His daily presence will be missed by the many staff members, as well as the seniors themselves who have grown to love him and hold him in high esteem. His leadership has been fair, rm and always compassionate to our wonderful staff. Its not uncommon to see them walking around with tear-stained eyes as his departure grows close. Its not often we see men of greatness, but R. H. Carter is a great man and leaves a legacy of goodness, godliness and service to Wakulla County and especially to our seniors. People, organizations and clubs appear to run to him with a donation in hand to make sure that every senior in this county is served. This past week Progress Energy dropped in and gave $500 to the centers meal program. To have a business partner like Progress Energy for our seniors is refreshing and rewarding. Many meals will be provided to seniors because of this generous donation. Less than an hour later, Ef e Green walks in the center and gives a generous donation from the womens organization of the Spring Hill Convention. Their church and convention has been a blessing to our seniors for years now. Thank you, Spring Hill Convention! On Farmers Day at the center, everyone wore the appropriate attire. We had bib-overalls, blue jeans, green John Deere shirts and caps and plaid seemed to be the color of the day. Chef Wendy prepared a hot delicious meal and we all enjoyed great fellowship with our seniors. UPCOMING Black History Month will be celebrated in February at the center. Our seniors will do projects in arts and crafts led by Tamara Byrnes. On Feb. 22, you will want to be at the center to enjoy the Mystery Dinner Theater. Wakulla High School Dramatis Personae, under the direction of Susan Solburg, will be presenting a murder mystery and the theme for the evening will be the Wild, Wild West. You will enjoy the cuisine, the atmosphere and the connection to the past lifestyle and apparel of the early 1860s when Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Bat Masterson and the legendary Texas Rangers kept the peace in places like Tombstone and Dodge City. Candlelight will be burning into the night at the center to give the touch of romanticism and a feeling of being in a cabin in the wilderness like the rst settlers. It will be an action-packed murder mystery you wont want to miss as our students connect with our seniors in a canyon called Generation Gap. Proceeds from the evening will bene t the Senior Citizens of Wakulla County, the WHS Dramatist Personae Department and a scholarship to be awarded to a student of the arts. DID YOU KNOW: Florida, until fairly recently, was a very young state. On the eve of World War II the median age of the population of Florida was younger than that of the United States as a whole. Seniors did not ock to Florida like they do now because it was hot, humid and above all it was hard to get to in the 1920s. However, Florida had long been promoted as a place for cures. From the time of Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth, Florida has been credited as the place for a cure for whatever you had. For example, salt water, sunshine and springs were created and Florida was viewed as a place of rejuvenation! Many people see the world as going gray. For me, gray is my favorite color and always has been even from my youth. My children were raised as small boys to visit nursing homes and senior centers. I wanted them to meet the greatest generation, the people who have made Florida and certainly Wakulla County the great place that it is today. In some instances reality hits us as the world is going gray. It seems sometime after 60, something happens to people; lifealtering events cascade one after another. Family nests are emptied; jobs end or change; spouses, friends and kinfolk grow gravely ill or perhaps pass away; bodies and minds decline; ones status and power in the family and in social circles inverts; money draws down; and, as remaining years grow fewer, relationship with time and eternity shift.Continued on Page 22Im grateful for R.H. CarterBy MICHELLE HUNTERof the Senior CenterThe rst week of December, the Senior Center was in holiday mode. The Christmas tree was already up and the dining room was decorated with a variety of wreaths, including a very large one at the front of the room, vases with holiday ower arrangements, angels and ornaments hung from the ceiling, and two Mr. and Mrs. Santa quilts adorned the walls. The quilts were handmade by two of our seniors, Elaine Webb and Mary Mills. We raf ed off Elaines quilt and it was won by Martha Smith. We will be keeping Marys to adorn the walls every year at Christmas. The seniors enjoyed a lovely performance of Christmas music by the Wakulla Middle School Eighth Grade Band, directed by Laura Hudson. There were 51 students in the band and the performance was outstanding. Other performances were given by the singing group The Silver Bells, directed by Reba Mason, and The Wakulla Wigglers Line Dancing Group. The gospel music group, with Joan and Charlie Smith, performed on the rst Thursday of the month, varied their performance to re ect a Christmas theme. Florida Wild Mammal Association presented a beautiful basket to Annie Edwards, Rebecca Addison and Ida Moore, in appreciation of their volunteer hours spent preparing stacks of newspaper for the animal cages at the rescue facility. Tamaras Tuesday craft class geared up for the gift giving season with the seniors making some beautifully crafted items. Wine bottle nightlights were created by stringing a strand of mini Christmas lights through a hole in the bottom of the bottle, the holes were drilled by Chris and Phyllis Berninger. Picture frames with words like friends and dreams carved in them were decorated with paint and artifacts. Charlotte Miller donated teddy bears that were dressed with new clothes, hats, glasses, owers and jewels; how adorable they were. The annual Christmas Brunch, served up by Chef Mary, was enjoyed by all who attended. The Pickin n Grinnin Band started the day off at 8:30 a.m. Marys omelette bar was warmed up and ready for special orders. Katie served up waf es with strawberries and whip cream, and sausage, eggs, ham, and grits were served by staff members. Santa arrived to a loud cheer and several had their pictures taken with him. He listened to their wishes and gave everyone a candy cane. Jo Ann Palmer graciously took pictures of the event. Bruce Ashley, of the sheriffs of ce, brought in loads of stuffed animals from Operation Santa, and gave one to everyone in attendance to take home. We started selling raf e tickets in July and on this day several prizes were given out to the winners. The items won were two large potted poinsettia plants, donated by a staff member, a crocheted afghan donated by Joan Valliancourt, a variety pack from Omaha Steaks donated by Jerry and Virginia Moore, and a JVC video camera was won by Rose McDaniel of South Florida. It was McDaniels rst day at the Senior Center; she was here visiting her daughter. The ladies received a ower pin made of Christmas fabric, and the gentlemen received a Christmas stocking lled with candy, donated by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Womans Circle. During the week before Christmas, bags of oranges, apples and candy were sent out to our homebound seniors and other seniors who visited the center. The fruit was put together and donated by the local 4-H Club. As the year ended, Chef Mary retired and a new chef Wendy Harley took over. Meals are served daily in the dining room at noon. Please let us know by 9:30 a.m. if you will be here for lunch. Meals on Wheels are also provided through the center for those who are homebound. Call 926-7145 for more information. AARP will provide free tax aide every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Feb. 6 to April 15 at the center. Someone from the property appraisers of ce will be here every Friday in February from 10 a.m. to noon to assist with tax exemptions. If you have any questions call the center at 926-7145 or stop by 33 Michael Drive and pick up a calendar of events. Hope to see you in the New Year! It was a jolly Christmas season at the Senior Center PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Annie Edwards, Rebecca Addison and Ida Moore were thanked by Florida Wild Mammal Association for volunteering. Santa visited seniors, above, to listen to their Christmas wishes. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Womens Circle, right, gave ladies a Christmas ower pin and gave men a Christmas stocking lled with candy. Call 962-3711 for Ticket Information SPONSORED BY: Clearwater Sheraton Hotel WITH SPECIAL GUESTWAYNE MARTIN & COUNTRY GOLDALSO APPEARINGSUZIE ELKINSSopchoppyOpry.comSOUTHBOUND BAND
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Failure to respond within 30 days of this published notice will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of your name from the statewide voter registration system. For further information and instructions, contact the Supervisor of Elections at (850) 926-7575. Henry F. Wells, Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections P. O. Box 305 Crawfordville, Florida, 32326 January 24, 2013 5507-0131 TWN vs. Gibson, Tracy R. Case 2008-FC-130 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR THE WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2008-FC-130 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L..P., FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. TRACY R. GIBSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Wakulla County, Florida, will on the 7th day of March, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Front Lobby of the Wakulla Courthouse located in Crawfordville, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Wakulla County, Florida: Lot 8 of a replat of Pelican Bay, subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in plat book 3, page 77 of the public records of Wakulla County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 7th day of January, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon re5508-0131 TWN Vs. Gaupin, William Case No. 12-297-CANotice of Sale Pursuant to Chapter 45 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 12-297-CA CAPITALCITYBANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM T. GAUPIN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM T. GAUPIN, THELMAG. GAUPIN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THELMAG. GAUPIN, LAKES ATSHELLPOINT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/ALAKES OF SHELLPOINTHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2013, in Case No. 12-297-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla County, Florida, in which CAPITALCITYBANK is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM T. GAUPIN, THELMAG. GAUPIN, and LAKES ATSHELLPOINTHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/ALAKES OF SHELLPOINTHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the first floor front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida 32327, at 11:00 a.m. on March 7, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: LOT 6, OF THE LAKES AT SHELLPOINT, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 8, 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 the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: January 7, 2013 BRENTTHURMOND, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 January 24 & 31, 2013 5509-0131 TWN Vs. Gaupin, William Case No. 12-296-CANotice of Sale Pursuant to Chapter 45 PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 12-296-CA CAPITALCITYBANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM T. GAUPIN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM T. GAUPIN, THELMAG. GAUPIN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THELMAG. GAUPIN, LAKES ATSHELLPOINT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/ALAKES OF SHELLPOINTHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 7, 2013, in Case No. 12-296-CA, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla County, Florida, in which CAPITALCITYBANK is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM T. GAUPIN, THELMAG. GAUPIN, and LAKES ATSHELLPOINTHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/ALAKES OF SHELLPOINTHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the first floor front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida 32327, at 11:00 a.m. on March 7, 2013, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure and more particularly described as follows: LOT 26, OF THE LAKES AT SHELLPOINT, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 8, 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 the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: January 7, 2013 BRENTTHURMOND, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk Garvin B. Bowden, Esq. Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308 January 24 & 31, 2013 5511-0131 TWN Vs. Harper, George 65 2012 CA 000214 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION, CASE NO. 65-2012-CA-000214 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE LEWIS HARPER III, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed December 10, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 65-2012-CA-000214 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Crawfordville, Florida, The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 7th day of February, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 59. EAGLES RIDGE, PHASE II, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus fr om the sale, if any, other than the pr operty owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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Page 18 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) BY: /s/ Desiree D Willis, Deputy Clerk January 24 & 31, 2013 B&H #258295 5495-0124 TWN vs. Shaifer, Billy R. Case No. 65-2011-CA-000341 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2011-CA-000341 5496-0124 TWN vs. Mixon, Shelby Case No. 652012CA000436CAXXXX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 652012CA000436CAXXXX GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. SHELBY D. MIXON, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WILLIE F. MIXON, JR., DECEASED RESIDENT:Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:151 EDGEWOOD DRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in WAKULLA County, Florida: LOT 16, EDGEWOOD, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 83 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before February 16 or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Wakulla News. DATED:December 26, 2012 Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Michelle Christensen, Deputy Clerk of the Court Copies furnished to: Phelan Hallinan PLC 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this 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 At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 day; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 17 & 24, 2013 PH #33738 5497-0124 TWN vs. LeVaughn, Tamara Case No: 65-2009-CA-000285 Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVILACTION, FILE NO: F09068548 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, 5504-0131 TWN Vs. Kornegay, Albert 2012-CA-000200 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GADSDEN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000200 652012CA000200XXCICI U.S. BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MID-STATE TRUST X BY GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABLITY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AS SERVICER WITH DELEGATED AUTHORITY Plaintiff, vs. ALBERT KORNEGAY; JUDY MARIE KORNEGAY F/K/A JUDY MARIE DAVIS; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON EXHIBIT X AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON FEBRUARY 21, 2013 AT 11:00AM AT 3056 CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, WAKULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA. 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. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225, Tallahassee, Fl 32303, 850.577.4401 AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. DATED: DECEMBER 13, 2013 CLERK OF THE COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT X PART OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE 1360.75 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE OF 472.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 425.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 40 SECONDS 202.19 FEET, RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE OF 425.0 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE OF 207.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINING 2.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PLUS: COMMENCE AT THE AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE OF 1360.75, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 35 A DISTANCE OF 472.22 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 425.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 08 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 357.74 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. S-299, THENCE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID BOUNDARY 12.41 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT, THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1399.69 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 59 SECONDS, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 8.55 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 363.92 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST 20.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. January 24 & 31. 2013 FC-13071 5505-0131 TWN v. Poka, Tim Case No. 2012-000069-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: 2012-000069-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. AMENDED 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 oclock AM 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 SECTION8, 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 MINUTES 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 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 53.18 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 THREOF. TOGETHER WITH A 1996 DOUBLEWIDE PALM MOBILEHOME 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 5506-0131 TWN Vs. Knowles, Paula Case No:65-2012-CA-000251 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 65-2012-CA-000251 BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Plaintiff vs. PAULA KNOWLES, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PAULA KNOWLES, 55 KICKAPOO STREET, FREEPORT, FL 32429 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 located in Wakulla County, Florida: LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 15 OF WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A SINGLEWIDE 1991 HORT, VIN # H91428G & TITLE # 49602480 has been filed against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice in the WAKULLA NEWS on or before February 22, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Copy furnished to: A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at the last known address. IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at ........ If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. January 24 & 31, 2013 (29153.0077/RB) CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: January 11, 2013 (Court Seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 24 & 31, 2013 vs. TAMARAL. LEVAUGHN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 01, 2013 and entered in Case NO. 65-2009-CA-000285 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and TAMARAL. LEVAUGHN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTFOYER OF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 28th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 43 AND 44, BLOCK 4, OF LAKE ELLEN ESTATES UNIT ONE, AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A37 MONTGOMERYDRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on January 3, 2012. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09068548 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-Team 1 -F09068548 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call Clerk of Circuit Court at (850) 926-0905. January 17 & 24, 2013 Long-Term & Vacation Rentals Wakulla & Franklin Counties!850-984-0001 146 Coastal Hwy. Panacea, FL 32346 firstname.lastname@example.org www.obrealty.com W 8 Need to rent your house?Ochlockonee Bay Realty has been in the rental management business for 25 years and has a dependable, experienced rental team.Let our experience work for you!2797 Surf Rd. 2797 Surf Rd. Ochlockonee Bay, 3 BR/1BA Bayfront Block Home. 1,444 Sq. Ft., Fireplace, Screen Porch, $700. mo. No Pets, No Smoking. 2619 Surf Rd. Bayfront 2BR/1BA $650 mo. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Page19 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. BILLY R. SHAIFER, JR ET. AL.; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 65-2011-CA-000341, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for County County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is Plaintiff, and BILLY R. SHAIFER, JR.; DEBRA L. SHAIFER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS 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, FL 32327 on the 28th day of February, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN EAST ALONG, THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 1548.50 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A GRADED COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 1540.00 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 42.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID GRADED COUNTY ROAD WITH THE CENTERLINE OF A BRANCH FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 459.72 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 7.25 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 80 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 04 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 10.20 FEET (THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 42 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST 9.37 FEET) TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF ANOTHER GRADED COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 82 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 428.27 FEET TO AN OLD IRON PIPE, THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST ALONG A FENCE LINE AND AN EXTENSION THEREOF 600.45 FEET TO AN OLD IRON PIPEIN THE CENTER OF A BRANCH, THENCE RUN ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF SAID BRANCH AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 40 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST 105.62 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 47.80 FEET, THENCE NORTH 51 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 102.59 FEET, THENCE NORTH 82 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 213.32 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 05 DEGREES 39 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 75.98 FEET, THENCE WEST 13.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 5.25 ACRES MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH: A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ID#TW1FLH52614 AND TITLE #20975014. This property is located at the Street address of: 90 NAMON SPEARS ROAD, CROWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 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 13, 2013. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff:Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A.1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 307, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442Telephone: (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, 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. January 17 & 24, 2013 5501-0124 TWN Sale-Crawfordville Self Storage 2/2/13 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statues, Chapter 83, Part IV that Crawfordville Self Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy. of the contents of Mini-Warehouse containing personal property of: Timothy White Before the sale date of Saturday, February 2, 2013, the owners may redeem their property by a payment of the outstanding balance and cost by paying in person at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy. January 17 & 24, 2013 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 # 2381Year 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 certificate shall 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 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 # 1184Year 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 # 2468Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:00-00-092-000-11681-000 3 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 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. 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Page 20 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does it mean to be polydactyl? 2. TELEVISION: What TV series produced a spin-off series called Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state has only one syllable in its name? 4. MUSIC: What did singer Art Garfunkel do for a living earlier in his career? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What U.S. city is nicknamed Beantown? 6. LITERATURE: In Greek tragedy, what does the tragic hero need to possess in order for the story to unfold properly? 7. GEOLOGY: What kind of rock can float? 8. ENGINEERING: What is a girder? 9. MEASUREMENTS: How long is a fortnight? 10. RELIGION: Who founded the Church of England? Answers 1. To be born with extra toes or fingers 2. The Andy Griffith Show 3. Maine 4. He was a math teacher. 5. Boston 6. Hamartia, or a fatal flaw 7. Pumice 8. A beam, usually made of steel 9. Two weeks 10. King Henry VIII YOUR AD HERE Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints
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Page 22 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 24, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comSpiders have long been credited with a high degree of malevolence. Possessing eight legs, but completely silent and lurking in dark recesses has not helped with the public image challenge. Hollywood has played on the publics revulsion of these misunderstood creatures. In the 1950s there were giant spiders on the silver screen that were the byproduct of nuclear experiments gone awry. These megaarachnids always had an appetite for police patrol cars, livestock and the hapless residents of the town near the atomic experiment. In recent years there have been lms about spiders of a realistic size, but with ability to coordinate a special-ops attack which would be the envy of Osama bin Ladin. Movie trailers scream about the plague of the deadly Hopping Malaysian Vampire Spiders. Reality is quite different. Wakulla Countys native spiders are not aggressive to humans and most pass their lives unseen. Two local spiders which are large enough to be noticed, several inches toe-to-toe, are the Wolf spider and the Golden orb spider. While big on the local spider scale, they lead very different lives. Wolf spiders are ambush predators which are insect excellent hunters. They can be frequently found in burrows which serve both as their home and a base for a surprise attack on unlucky bugs which happened to wonder to close. While seen during the day, these spiders are primarily nocturnal hunters which are known to spring out and chase their intended victims for short distances. Two of their six eyes are large and will re ect light at night, making them easy to spot with a ashlight. If provoked, they will bite non-insect molesters. Their venom is mildly toxic and will cause swelling and redness. These spiders are protective mothers with an egg sac attached at the end of their abdomen. This allows the spider to carry her unborn young with her. The abdomen is held in a raised position to keep the egg case from dragging on the ground. Despite this unique trait wolf spiders are still capable of effective hunting. Immediately after the next generation of wolf spiders emerges from their protective silken case, they clamber up their mothers legs and crowd onto her abdomen. She provides them with food and protection until they are able to fend for themselves. Golden Orb Spiders, sometimes called banana spiders, are noted for their impressive large webs. These large spiders are frequently found on their webs between trees or large shrubs. The yellow or golden tinted webs are used to trap insects which are attracted to its color and may be over a yard wide. Portions of the webs are sticky, but the outer web is not and is used by the spider for quickly reaching a victim. As with the wolf spider, the golden orb spiders venom is not lethal to humans. It has a neurotoxic effect similar to that of the black widow, but not as potent. To learn more about spiders in Wakulla County, contact your UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Of- ce at 850-926-3931 or at http://wakulla.ifas. u .edu. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931.Wolf, Golden orb spiders are excellent hunters Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA Golden orb spider in its web, above. A Wolf spider at its burrow, below. Langston: Im grateful for R.H. CarterContinued from Page 15 While much described is true, I have seen at our center new worlds open up! Time expands, social circles grow bigger and broader, new passions are springing up like branches from a new root. I see our seniors experiencing a sweet rejuvenation. Zumba, yoga and other exercise programs are offered and well received. Arts and crafts dont just sit on the shelf but are practiced and seniors are learning they have talents and creativity they never discovered before. And dancing, our seniors will dance to Hank Williams or to Led Zeppelin. I wondered what they enjoyed most at the center the music, the dancing, the arts and crafts or the meals. Im convinced they nd something here much more precious and priceless than these tangible gains, they nd independence and they crave it everyday. While we provide a host of services I think the greatest service that we provide is independence whether it is here at the center or in their home. They all want independence! At the center we encourage seniors not to sit around and wait for life to pass by; live it! Someone has well said, An hour lived is one less hour to live. Therefore, we the staff at the center, the board of directors and volunteers have decided to help our seniors pack as much life into one hour as can be enjoyed. After all, we must move forward with lifes healthy and wholesome pleasures. Someone has dubbed Florida as Gods Waiting Room. Our seniors in Wakulla County do not have to wait to be served at the center: They have to wait in waiting rooms attached to doctors of ces, clinics, and hospitals and other appointments. We are thankful that we can take them to these appointments and if waiting is required, we will wait with them and care for them and bring them back to their homes or the center. The Wakulla Senior Center Council has determined this population of beloved citizens will wait no more while they visit us and socialize with us. What an honor it is to be able to plan activities that bring happiness to other. Maurice Langston is the new executive director of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSProgress Energy presents a check for $500 to the Senior Center for its meals programs. Complete Medical Care. Here in Wakulla. Now Accepting New PatientsOur physicians have been providing comprehensive medical care for the families of Wakulla County for 15 years. 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