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Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 5th Issue Thursday, January 31, 2013 Two Sections Two Sections75 Cents 75 Cents k h h k l l h Published Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaStory on Page 2APublic Notices .................................................................Page 3A The Opinion Page ...........................................................Page 4A Church.............................................................................Page 6A Obituaries .......................................................................Page 7A Community .....................................................................Page 8A School .............................................................................Page 9A Food .............................................................................Page 10A Outdoors ......................................................................Page 11A Water Ways.................................................................... Page 12A Weekly Roundup ............................................................. Page 13A Sheriffs Report ............................................................. Page 14A Natural Wakulla ............................................................Page 16A Sports ..............................................................................Page 1B Week in Wakulla...............................................................Page 2B Thinking Outside the Book.............................................Page 3B Classi eds ....................................................................... Page 4B Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 4B Comics .............................................................................Page 7BINDEX OBITUARIES John Leland Barthel Blonzie Mae Booth Ransom Mills Carter Boyd W. Close Celena E. Hevner Virgie D. Schnaufer Howard E. Wall LeHarve Francis Young Sr. Staff ReportThe Florida Lottery announced last week that Martay R. Isaac, 29, of Crawfordville, claimed the rst of four $250,000 top prizes in the Kings Ransom Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Isaac purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Waco Food Store, located at 1497 Bloxham Cutoff Road in Crawfordville. According to Isaac, a regular Lottery player, Its just pure luck! When asked about his winnings he said, This will be a fresh start for my family and me. Isaac has previously experienced Lottery luck, when he won $5,000 last year from the $1 Holiday Cheer Scratch-Off game. For just $5, players have the chance to win up to $250,000 with the Kings Ransom Scratch-Off game. The game features more than $25 million in total cash prizes, and the overall odds are 1 in 3.98. Three of these top prizes remain to be won. The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through vending machines or counter displays at more than 13,000 retailers statewide. Crawfordville man wins $250,000 in lottery game FLORIDA LOTTERYMartay Isaac claims his winnings last week. JENNIFER JENSEN JENNIFER JENSENErik Bendl, aka World Guy, on the road outside Panacea headed toward Medart last week. Erik Bendl gets back on the road.World Guy visits WakullaBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netWhile driving down U.S. Highway 98 last Thursday, one may have come across a man pushing a very large rubber ball with a dog at his side. At rst glance, people may think this 50-year-old-man from Louisville, Ky., is strange but after nding out why he is pushing this 6-foot tall, 60-pound rubber ball with a map of the world hand painted onto it, Erik Bendl says their reaction is positive. Bendl, or World Guy as he is known, has walked more than 6,000 miles and in 39 states with the world and Nice the dog to raise awareness about diabetes. My mother passed away from diabetes, Bendl says. So there you have it. His mother, Greta Bendl, was a Kentucky state representative and died from complications from diabetes when she was in her 50s. Bendl says remembering her struggle led him to his cause. He also lost his brother-in-law. His uncle who is in his 80s also has diabetes, but manages it with insulin and diet and exercise. The idea behind his cause is to encourage people to stay active and get out and walk, he adds. Bendl is on his ninth walk in the last 6 years. He started in Pensacola and his goal is to eventually reach Tampa. His walks last anywhere from one month to ve months and he tries to stay in the southern states during the winter and the northern states during the summer. He and Nice only walk when temperatures are between 30 and 80 degrees. He averages about 10 miles a day, depending on how many times he gets stopped by curious onlookers. Sometimes it will take him ve hours to go 2 miles, he says. Ive learned to be very patient, Bendl says. You never know which way the wind will blow and how many people will stop. During his trek through Wakulla County, Wakulla County Sheriffs Of- ce Lt. Bruce Ashley pulled over to see what the globe was all about. I just had to stop, Lt. Ashley says. Bendl explains his cause to Ashley, telling him, Im trying to get you out here walking to keep the diabetes away. Ashley told Bendl to call the sheriffs of ce if needed and said, Thank you for bringing this message to our county. When he is nished walking for the day, he relies on his GPS or good people system to nd someone to drive him back to his van, which he calls his little cocoon. Once he gets back to his van, he will drive to the place where he stopped and rest for the night. Then the next day, he is back at it. Everyone knows someone with diabetes, he says. He meets people along his journey who tell him of their own struggles with diabetes or a loved ones struggles. Ive met some characters, Bendl says. Ive had every come to Jesus meeting on the side of the road. He has had people come up to him with stories of triumph. People who recently lost 150 pounds and no longer have to take an insulin shot four times a day because of their diabetes. The most rewarding part of his journey is when he receives a message from someone thanking him for taking the lead. Someone will send a message to me saying they found their walking legs, he says. Bendl accepts donations along his walks for the American Diabetes Association and is involved in the Step Out, Walk to Stop Diabetes campaign. He has raised more than $1,700 for the association. The gigantic rubber ball was originally pumped up for his sons seventh birthday. It was too big for the backyard so he and his son would walk with it. People started asking questions about the ball and wanted to know why he was walking, and if he had a message. This led him to his rst long walk in the late 1990s from Louisville, Ky., to Pittsburgh, Pa., during the ADAs Alert Week. Then in 2007, he started walking across the country. He documents his adventures in his blog, www.worldguy.org, and on facebook. In his blog, he says, Diabetes has reached epidemic status in our nation and I am dedicated to walk and help bring awareness in my own small way.Erik Bendl travels with a large globe and a dog to bring awareness about diabetes Jodie Martin is named Teacher of the Year Jodie Martin is named T eacher of the Year Candyavored tobacco ordinance repealedBoard hopes 319 will be designated Strategic Intermodal System County commission:Stories on Page 3A


Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comSpecial to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce and Wakulla County School District have joined forces to provide a new level of security at county school campuses. In response to an active shooter incident in Connecticut in December, the WCSO stepped up security measures at Wakulla schools prior to the Christmas holidays. During the new security program, K-9 unit animals will be used periodically to go on snif ng missions in the schools and parking lots of secondary schools to ensure the safety of students and staff. The dogs will be on campuses periodically checking lockers and parts of the facility and an awareness assembly is planned where Superintendent Bobby Pearce and Sheriff Charlie Creel will explain the partnership between the school district and law enforcement during school level assemblies. Security cameras will also be monitored along with a number of other measures that have been underway in school facilities in previous months. We want to be proactive and create a partnership with the sheriffs of ce where we can talk and have an open dialog about improving school and student safety, said Superintendent Pearce. The school system and the WCSO are sharing in this responsibility to bene t everyone in Wakulla County. Pearce and School Safety Of cer Jim Griner have met with Sheriff Creel, Undersheriff Trey Morrison and Major Shepard Bruner, who supervises the law enforcement division, regarding the best ways to keep students and faculty safe. They plan to continue the dialogue. We will continue to develop a relationship between the sheriffs of ce and the school district to nd the very best methods to address school safety from all angles, said Sheriff Creel. We will enhance what we are doing now while also addressing the nancial burden we face of operating with smaller budgets each year. Pearce and Griner have met with Florida Legislative of cials in an effort to determine if the state plans to help school districts address the financial burden additional security measures will cost the district. State lawmakers will also be looking for federal assistance to help fund new security measures. Creel and Morrison will be attending the Florida Sheriffs Association mid-winter conference in late January to discuss the same issue from a law enforcement standpoint. The two agencies plan to increase the number of periodic patrols conducted by road patrol deputies while continuing the Substance Abuse Violence Education (SAVE) Program in fth grade and School Resource Of cers in the middle schools and high school and at the elementary schools when needed. We are attempting to address our security concerns in the most cost effective manner while keeping the school facilities from resembling a detention facility, said Creel. We plan increased foot patrols at school facilities as well as heightened random patrols. I was very pleased by the response from parents following the active shooter incident in December, said Pearce. We were very proactive with our robo-call informing the public about the increased law enforcement presence in school zones and on campuses. We have had a very dif cult rst period (in December) and now we are working on long range planning and the best use of our tax dollars. Many parents were concerned about student safety following the Connecticut shooting and parents thanked law enforcement and school of cials for their quick response and visible presence at schools to ease the worries of parents when they dropped off children or placed them on the bus during the nal week of the December portion of the school year. I have agreed to speak to the students at the high school to explain how important maintaining a safe school environment is for everyone, Creel said. We want everyone in the community to know that we care about them and we are here to help them. By BETH ODONNELLAssistant Superintendent Medart Elementary School teacher Jodie Martin was announced by Wakulla County Superintendent Bobby Pearce as the 2013 Wakulla County Teacher of the Year on Jan. 25. Her fth grade class of students excitedly clapped and cheered as he presented her with owers and balloons. She will now go on to compete with the other District Teachers of the Year for Regional and then State Teacher of the Year. In July, all school districts Teachers of the Year will be honored at this Florida Department of Education-Macys sponsored program in Orlando. Mrs. Martin is a great representative of the excellent teachers we have in Wakulla, said Superintendent Pearce. She truly cares about every aspect of her students from their academics to their physical, emotional, and social well-being. Medart Principal Sharon Kemp added, Mrs. Martin takes a personal interest in every one of her students. By getting to know each ones strengths and weaknesses, she both challenges them and helps them in a loving way. She is thoughtful and innovative, making sure she is up on the latest research and then shares it with her colleagues. Martin holds a bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and is certi- ed in ESE (Exceptional Student Education) and ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages). This is her eighth year of teaching. I have a very simple philosophy of teaching, Martin said. I teach students, not subjects. We take responsibility for each others success with the students working in groups when learning new concepts until they are comfortable enough to work on their own. When the students trust and respect each other, it creates an amazing classroom atmosphere where students no longer have a fear of failure. Martin is involved in many aspects of education, including as School Advisory Council co-chair, Grade Level Chair, Safety Patrol Chair, and Medarts SAVE (Substance Abuse and Violence Resistance Education) Coordinator in conjunction with the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce. She is also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international women educators society, and is on the Medart Reading Leadership Team, the Science Curriculum Committee, and the Math Curriculum Committee. School Level Teachers of the Year were selected by their peers at their schools, and then went on to apply for the district title. An experienced panel of three educators scored written packets and rated interviews where all candidates had the same questions asked of them. Eight candidates represented their schools as School Level Teachers of the Year. The other outstanding School Level Teachers of the Year for 2013 are Miranda Bowen of Crawfordville Elementary; Julia Parker of Riversink Elementary; Kay Reeves of Shadeville Elementary; Charlotte McCormick of Riversprings Middle School; Josh Sandgren of Wakulla Middle School; Shari Evans of Wakulla High School; and Mary Fort, a staf ng specialist representing the districtwide professionals who serve many schools. These representatives and all Wakulla County teachers will be honored at the Teacher of the Year Breakfast sponsored by Capital City Bank on March 15 at Riversprings Middle School. Martin is married to Daryl Martin and they have three sons: Gage, a 2010 Wakulla High School graduate; Gunnar, a 10th grader at WHS; and Lochlan, a Wakulla Middle School eighth grader.Jodie Martin named Wakulla Teacher of the Year SPECIAL TO THE NEWSAssistant Superintendent Beth ODonnell, Superintendent Bobby Pearce, Teacher of the Year Jodie Martin, Medart Principal Sharon Kemp, and Assistant Principal Belinda McElroy. Pearce, Creel meet to discuss school security Dont Miss the Signs unveiledSpecial to The NewsTALLAHASSEE Dont Miss the Signs thats the message Floridians will soon see on television ads, posters and other materials, urging them to raise their voices to stop child abuse. The comprehensive public awareness campaign will educate Floridians about their obligation to report suspected abuse under Floridas sweeping new child abuse reporting law, which took effect Oct. 1. Last year, the Florida Legislature passed the nations most protective child abuse reporting law, making it clear that reporting suspected child abuse is everyones responsibility, not just designated professional reporters such as medical professionals and teachers. The law also clari es that the states abuse hotline will accept reports of abuse committed by people other than parents and primary caregivers, such as a coach, teacher or neighbor. Florida has set a national standard for child protection through the strength of our laws, said DCF Secretary David Wilkins. But our laws are only effective if our citizens are willing to do their part and report abuse if they suspect a child is at risk. We must do everything we can to protect Floridas children, and Dont Miss the Signs will help all of us recognize the signs of abuse and help children immediately, said Attorney General Pam Bondi. To drive home the message that all citizens have a responsibility to report abuse, the public is encouraged to sign an online petition (I commit my eyes, my voice to protect our children) on the website DontMissTheSigns.org. The site also provides educational materials about child abuse prevention. Rain or Shine March 16 at Hudson ParkCrawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville FL ABSOLUTLY NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED Interested V endors Please Call: Vendors must be completely set up by 8 AM, March 16, 2013 and MUST CLEAN UP BOOTH SPACE BEFORE LEAVING. Deadline for submission of completed vendor forms and checks is NOON, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Interested Parade Participants Parade participants meet by 10 AM, March 16, 2013. We Serve Annual St. Patricks Day FestivalMarch 16, 2013Sponsored by the Crawfordville Lions Club Choose Capital Health Plan, your health care partner. Attend a seminar to learn about Capital Health Plan Advantage Plus (HMO) & Capital Health Plan Preferred Advantage (HMO). 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 3A PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netIn November, the Wakulla County Commission adopted an ordinance restricting the sale of candy- avored tobacco products in the county at the insistence of Students Working Against Tobacco and Tonya Hobby, a full time tobacco program specialist with the health department. However, at its Jan. 22 meeting, the commission decided to repeal the ordinance, 10 days before the ordinance was to go into effect. I think the unintended consequences outweighed the bene ts of it, said Commission Chairman Randy Merritt. The ordinance would have only allowed those establishments which require patrons and customers to be 21 years old or older to enter to sell avored tobacco products. I think its harmful to businesses and its impacting adults who use it, said Commissioner Richard Harden. Since the commission passed the ordinance, business owners who currently sell the product have expressed their frustration, saying it will hurt their business. Ronald Fred Crum, owner of Crums MiniMall, said everyone should be against children having access to tobacco, but these products are behind the counter and those who buy it must be 18 years or older. Instead, Crum said, everyone should be making an effort to enforce the law and address when children under age are using tobacco. Commissioner Jerry Moore agreed with Crum and said if the state has this law then there was no need for the ordinance. Later in the meeting, he added that the state needs to be the one to tighten the rules and suggested sending a resolution in support of that. I dont think we can solve it from the bottom up, Moore said. Merritt said his issue was personal rights vs. protecting children. Harden had the same concern about interfering with an adults personal rights, stating, If they are over 18, they should have the right to choose. A couple students from SWAT spoke at the meeting and urged the commission to keep the ordinance in place. When the commission passed the ordinance originally, Wakulla Middle School SWAT President Andrew Walker said he was proud to live in Wakulla County. If the ordinance had remained, the county would have been one of the rst in the state to pass this type of ordinance. I felt like the Wakulla County Commission was saying that my health and the health of my friends was important to them, Walker said. Removing those products, was a huge step in keeping kids like me, tobacco free, he added. Commissioner Howard Kessler felt the commission should try to do whatever they can do reasonably to prevent youth from trying and using tobacco. I personally think we have a moral obligation to do something for our children, Kessler said. Merritt said he spoke with Hobby and they discussed the possibility of an ordinance that focuses on product placement, removing it from childrens eye level. There was a plan to reach out to those who would be affected and concerned citizens in the community to discuss their options. Commissioner Ralph Thomas said whatever they decide, it needs to directly hit the target and have the least amount of collateral damage as possible. Weve thrown a grenade at this and theres a whole lot of collateral damage, Thomas said. Merritt said it was well intended, but should have been vetted. Kessler has an agenda item for the next meeting on Feb. 4, that asks the commission to schedule a workshop relating to restrictions on the sale of tobacco products in the county.COUNTY COMMISSIONCandyavored tobacco ordinance is repealed Randy Merritt I think the unintended consequences outweighed the bene ts of it.Richard Harden I think its harmful to businesses and its impacting adults who use it. Jerry Moore I dont think we can solve it from the bottom up. Howard Kessler I personally think we have a moral obligation to do something for our children. Ralph Thomas Weve thrown a grenade at this and theres a whole lot of collateral damage.County commissioners on candyavored tobacco: Board hopes 319 will be designated Strategic Intermodal SystemBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThe Wakulla County Commission is hoping a step taken at its Jan. 22 meeting will open up funding possibilities for improvements to U.S. Highway 319. The commission sent a letter of support for the Florida Department of Transportations consideration of designating the Highway 319 corridor from U.S. Highway 98 to the Tallahassee Regional Airport a Strategic Intermodal System. This is a positive step for Wakulla County, said County Administrator David Edwards. This designation comes from a recommendation from the District 3 of ce of FDOT and would increase funding for improvements on Highway 319 and also move those projects higher up on the FDOTs list, Edwards said. Commission Chairman Randy Merritt, who has been working with Edwards on getting the designation from DOT and support from the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency, said this was how BluePrint 2000 in Tallahassee was able to leverage its funds, because of access to the airport. This should really help us get some funding, Merritt said. It affects funding and priority of funding, he added. Bryant Paulk, FDOT District 3 urban liason, said the inclusion would provide enhanced economic opportunities in Wakulla County, a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern; the completion of the expansion of the Capital Circle roadway network; increased ability for the Tallahassee Regional Airport to reach out to regions south of Leon County and decreased travel time for both the traveling public and commercial traf c. The plan for the highly travelled 319 is to eventually make it four lanes and improve the high traf c intersections. Since the failure of Wakulla 2020, the initiative spearheaded by former Chamber President John Shuff that was taken from the idea for Blue Print 2000 in Tallahassee and would have included a halfcent sales tax increase to pay for transportation improvements, Merritt and Edwards have been working on different ways to try and move the project up on DOTs list. The four-laning of this road has been delayed numerous times by the DOT and is currently on a 20-year or so delay. The commission agreed to send the letter of support and will wait to hear back from DOT.Chipley Intermittent lane closures will occur Thursday, Jan. 31 on U.S. 319 (Crawfordville Road) beginning at State Road 267 and continuing two miles south in Wakulla County. A Florida Department of Transportation crew will perform evaluations on the roadway. Lane closures will remain in effect from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to pay attention to the speed limit when traveling through the construction area, and to use caution, especially at night when driving in work zones. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information follow us on twitter @myfdot_nw Pavement evaluations on U.S. 319 planned for ThursdayStaff ReportSen. Bill Montford will host the annual legislative delegation meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the county commission chambers. The meetings are held prior to the start of the legislative session to listen to issues of local concern. Besides Montford, DTallahassee, the Wakulla delegation includes state Rep. Halsey Beshears, RMonticello. Legislative delegation to meet locally on Feb. 5 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 Advertisement Detail WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CONSULTING AND LOBBYIST SERVICES FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATED TO THE DEEPWATER HORIZON (BP) OIL SPILL AND THE RESTORE ACT NUMBER: RFP 2013-08JANUARY 31, 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


Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 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. Out of State $44/yr. $26/6 mo.Editor: William Snowden ............................................editor@thewakullanews.net Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ..........................................jjensen@thewakullanews.net Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................lkinsey@thewakullanews.net Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................denise@thewakullanews.net Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ............advertising@thewakullanews.net NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online: Barfield is new Chamber president R.H. Carter given retirement party With this crazy weather, some people are catching fish, some are just riding in their boat Im grateful for R.H. Carter Bob Ballard tells Chamber members plans for WEI My New Years diet fits me to a T-shirt It was a jolly Christmas season at the Senior Center thewakullanews.com Follow us on Letters to the editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. You can email it to editor@thewakullanews.net, mail it to P. O. Box 307, Crawfordville FL 32326 or drop it off at The News of ce, 3119-A Crawfordville Highway. Letters are published as space becomes available and must include the authors rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri cation purposes. Only the name and town will be published. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity. Editor, The News: Congressman Steve Southerland was re-elected in November by a narrow margin by voters in our 2nd Congressional district. What many people didnt know, Im sure, was that he intends to oppose virtually every proposal of President Obama. Dont take my word for it: from the Orlando Sentinel (1/5/13): Steve Southerland of Panama City, rst elected in 2010 with tea-party backing, offered a de ant message full of Biblical references, hostility toward President Barack Obamas agenda, avowed opposition to any gun-control proposals, and the observation that he himself is part of a very thin line that stands between freedom and tyranny. As if to validate these statements: (1) Mr. Southerland voted against the so-called scal cliff deal, meaning he would have raised income taxes on everyone and not just the top 1-2 percent who ended up having to pay more. (2) He also appears to be against the comprehensive and reasonable school safety/mental health/gun control package the President unveiled last Wednesday, which was prompted by the horri c Sandy Hook massacre of innocent children in Connecticut. (3) From the Congressmans own website from Jan. 10: I believe we should be focused nationally on repealing the Presidents deeply awed health care law meaning not only is he against any cost-effective expansion of Medicaid in Florida that would save monies but he is still re ghting what has already been settled in Congress, the Courts and in the election, that Obamacare is the law of the land. Americans, including those in this district, voted to have bi-partisan government and its accompanying anticipated cooperation, not dug in opposition to everything. That wasnt the desired outcome. But it gets worse: Southerland just voted against Hurricane Sandy relief! Now everyone in this area knows weve had a number of major storms through here in the last 10-20 years-how much credibility is he going to have with the rest of the Congress and the Administration when inevitably there will be another storm here which will require disaster assistance? I think you know the answer to that already. I would urge you to let your Congressman know how you feel about whatever issues you are concerned about, let him know you are watching his actions closely, then do pay attention to how he actually votes and when 2014 comes around you will be well armed with the information necessary to make a truly informed decision as to whether he deserves to have his lease renewed on the peoples of ce for another term or not. John Hedrick Tallahassee Editor, The News: In our institutions of learning, common sense is all but dead. Here are two examples. This newspaper, if space permitted, could be lled with such illustrations. A 5-year-old girl (in Pennsylvania) has been denied two days of schooling. At rst her sentence was 10 days expulsion. Her misconduct? She expressed her wish to play with a friend by taking turns shooting soap bubbles at one another. The second example represents a slide into madness. Harvard Medical School researchers have asked for an adventurous woman to assist them in a project to bring back to life a Neanderthal man a type of early man assumed to have lived and become extinct some 30,000 years ago. Where is this woman, one that will agree to contribute her body for such a project? In our off-the-wall society, an idiot will probably appear. The with the soap-bubble gun was blessed to escape two days of liberal indoctrination. I hope parents can and will homeschool her to preserve her sanity. Sincerely, Patsy Jones Crawfordville Editor, The News: Children with tobacco; Is that the problem? Or is that a symptom of the problem? I recently voted to rescind an ordinance that limited the sale of tobacco in Wakulla County. It was referred to as a ban on candy- avored tobacco. When we hear the word candy, we automatically develop a mental picture of children. In truth, the ordinance went beyond candy and included a de nition that actually prohibited the sale of all tobacco products that contain any natural or arti cial avor, with the exception of menthol. Im not sure why menthol was excluded from the original ordinance. Is it less dangerous or less desirable to children? Do I think it is OK for children to use tobacco? Absolutely not! In fact, I am opposed to the use of tobacco by everyone, including adults. That is my personal belief, but I also believe that every adult should have the freedom to decide such matters for themselves. Across our great nation, there are groups of people who are so passionate about their choices that they have crossed the line and now want to force their choices onto you and me. Some communities have already banned the sale of fast foods, soft drinks above a certain size, and even the sale of natural milk. Some groups are calling for a ban on sugar and salt. Where does it end? Do we really want the government making these choices for us? Back to the children. Our children are precious gifts from God. Their impressionable minds absorb everything we teach them. As parents, we have the ability to model the behaviors we would like for them to emulate, or we can allow the in uences of the world to determine the adults they become. We can teach our children that harmful things exist in this world and also teach them how to make the best decisions to minimize the risk of harm, or we can try to hide the truth from them and hope they will never encounter harmful things. We can emulate and teach them that they have the ability to be strong and resist the temptation to succumb to the dangers of this world or we can teach them that they are weak without suf cient will power to protect themselves, while also teaching them to look to the gov ernment for protection. Parenting a child is possibly the most dif cult responsibility most of us will ever have. There is no substitute for a loving parent. There is no law that we can pass that will protect our children if we have not properly instilled strength to their character and equipped them to make wise decisions. This is just one mans opinion and I hope it will be an encouragement to our community. Ralph Thomas County Commissioner, District 1 By ALLISON DEFOOR The TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) was born out of the depth of the environmental assets that God gave to Wakulla County and its surrounding area, and the vision of E.O. Wilson of Harvard University. He did his masters level work in this region, and knows it well, before going on to Harvard and becoming the worlds most prominent environmentalist. At his 80th birthday party, held at the 22nd oor of Floridas Capitol, he suggested that this region, because of its unique position between Gulf and Atlantic, mountains and sea, etc. was the fth hottest spot for biodiversity in North America. This surprised me a great deal, mostly because I was ignorant, but fortunately am a fast learner. As a trustee of TCC, and living in Wakulla, I wondered whether we might be in a position to capitalize upon this fact, and the rich and deep conservation resources of the region for education, conservation and economic development opportunities. Discussions began with the president and board, and over a short time led to the launch of the Wakulla Environmental Institute. Under the enthusiastic leadership of President Jim Murdaugh this nascent idea has blossomed. The simple vision was to do for the environment and Wakulla County what had been done for public safety with the Florida Public Safety Institute in Gadsden County. Under Murdaughs leadership, that small edgling police academy had blossomed into a huge success, with tens of thousands of students passing through annually. This success was largely responsible for his selection as president of TCC. The potential for WEI is at the same, or perhaps, an even greater level. The environmental assets, from Wakulla Springs on down, are world class. Thousands of acres of public lands, rich and diverse ecosystems, and now a committed lead college, TCC, with other nearby partners at hand, offer a rich canvas. Murdaugh was quickly able to capitalize and secure major funding of $4.5 million, and to steer it past a potential veto. Hundreds of acres of land for a campus have been secured. Partners, public and private, gathered. In sum, WEI has launched. In less than a generation, the impact upon Wakulla County and this entire region will be stunning. We have the bene t of having seen the effects of game changing foci like this one in other places. The marine sanctuaries around the globe, and noticeably close at hand in the Florida Keys, offer a template from which we can learn. They protect the environment, galvanize public knowledge and support, and become major economic engines, all in the context of levels which will promote sustainability. A win-win-win. I could not be more proud or feel more privileged than to have been a small part of venturing WEI into the world. Stand back, this baby is about to soar.Allison DeFoor is a Trustee of Tallahassee Community College and a member of the Wakulla Environmental Institute Advisory Committee. He has a varied background that includes a record of distinction in Conservation in Florida. As Everglades Czar to Gov. Jeb Bush, he helped assemble and launch the largest ecosystem restoration ever. He is a former Board member of the Florida Audubon, 1000 Friends of Florida and chaired the Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust. He is equally active in business and academia, and lately and increasingly in prison ministry at Wakulla Correctional Institution. He has degrees in law, criminology, geography and theology.The Wakulla Environmental Institute has launched e issue of children with tobacco Write soldier who gets no mail Common sense is all but dead Disappointed in Southerland anks to company for quick work READERS WRITE: Editor, The News: Many thanks goes to N&R Septic Services for their dedication, customer service and quick response to my frantic call on Saturday morning. We were to have a celebration of life gathering for my husband who was promoted to Glory on Jan. 14. The morning was busy cooking and preparing for the arrival of around 80 family and friends and lo and behold a desperate call rings out through the house that the toilet is backing up into the tub. My thoughts were a system malfunction of all days. It was around 9:15 so I placed a frantic call to N&R Septic and all was taken care of after explaining my malfunction and my situation they were in the yard. In Crawfordville from Panacea within an hour everything was nished and they were gone by the time family started arriving. I would like to say thank you and let you and everyone know in the area that local business does make a difference. They connect with our life and go out of their way to take care of the task at hand. Thank you N&R Septic for taking a lot of stress out of a very hard day. Lea Phelps Crawfordville Editor, The News: My nephew is stationed in Afghanistan with a helicopter unit and one of his squad members receives NO mail. Please join me and send this brave young man a letter, card or thank you note. Please show him we DO care. Wesley Hollis C Company TF BRAWLER FOB Tarin Kowt APO AE 09380 Thanks, James Mark McGehee nomadtraveler@aol.com


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 5ABy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netMud runs and tough mudder races have become quite popular the last few years, but the Sopchoppy Volunteer Fire Department has added an element that makes it a little different than the rest. Their version is for kids. The Sopchoppy Tough Little Mudder is for children ages 5 to 18 and will include several challenges along the 1-mile course. VFD Chief Joey Tillman approached the Sopchoppy City Commission at its Jan. 13 meeting to see if they could use the city park to hold the event. He already plans to obtain the one-day event insurance. This would be the second year for the run. The rst year was small and held on private property. Tillman said they were hoping to use the city park and get more people involved. Each three-person team must raise money to compete. The minimum pledge is $100. Individuals are $40. All proceeds go to the Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation and the FSU Autism Institute. The commission agreed it was a worthwhile event and agreed to allow use of the city park. Tillman said the race will utilize the trail and will be non-evasive. The race will include several different challenges along the course, including Radical Ropes, Tunnel of Terra, Jungle Jog, Tired of tires, Slide of life, Faceboot Wall, Arctic Plunge and Sopchoppy Surprise. There will also be live music and free boat rides on the Sopchoppy River. City Clerk Jackie Lawhon said last years event was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed it. For more information, contact Tillman at bone shjoe@hotmail.com or call 566-2634. In other matters before the city commission: The city commission agreed to waive the kayak launching fee for members of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network who will be in Sopchoppy on Feb. 2 to clean up debris in the river. Lawhon said the city agreed to co-sponsor the event and the group was hoping to not have to pay the fee. After years of discussion, the website for the City of Sopchoppy has finally launched. It has been completely redesigned and includes contact information for the city of ce and commission, as well as a list of upcoming events in the city, information for the public works department and city facilities. The website can be found at www.sopchoppy. org. The commission also discussed its newly acquired property across from city hall. The property was donated to the city and might be used as a trailhead for the Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail, if all goes as planned. The 11.63-mile multi-use trail will connect the beach at Mashes Sands to U.S. Highway 319 in Sopchoppy. Commissioner Lara Edwards said she walked the property recently and there are two old structures there that need to be broken down and hauled off. Theres also a need to clean out the underbrush, she said. This needs to be done so the city is ready if it receives funds to turn it into a small park or trailhead, she added. Its a mess, Edwards said. Lawhon said she would look into it and see what it might cost to clean up the property. The next meeting is Feb. 11.CITY OF SOPCHOPPYVFD plans Tough Little Mudder race for kidsSpecial to The NewsThe search is on for Floridas outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at SalutetoSeniorService.com. Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30. From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree. Home Instead Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonpro t charity of choice. We all know seniors who do so much for our community, said Scott Harrell, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care of ce serving Tallahassee, Wakulla, Quincy and Monticello. These silent heroes give sel essly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older. Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate. To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contests of cial rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care networks services, call (850) 297-1897.By BRANDON LARRABEETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE Floridas unemployment rate dipped to 8 percent in December the lowest rate in more than four years. The drop in the unemployment rate also lowered the gap between the states jobless gure and the national number, which edged up to 7.8 percent in December. The difference between the state and the national unemployment number had been 0.4 percent in November. The unemployment rate was the lowest its been since November 2008, state of cials said. Currently, 749,000 Floridians are unemployed, with slightly fewer than 7.4 million people holding non-agricultural employment. Trends show that we are also experiencing growth in many different economic indicators that are key to job creation, Gov. Rick Scott said. Housing starts are on the rise, businesses and families continue to move to Florida and more jobs are being created. The changes we are making to improve our states business climate are helping Florida families pursue the American dream. The number of jobs in the state has actually increased by 54,900 over the last year. The number of non-agricultural jobs dropped by 15,300 since November, but state economists generally underscore the long-term trend in both numbers. While the unemployment rate for Florida is calculated using a survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of jobs comes from a survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. December marked the 29th month where Florida had more jobs than it did a year ago. According to the Department of Economic Opportunity, the leisure and hospital industry added the most jobs over the last year, adding 29,900 positions for a 3.1 percent increase. Trade, transportation and utilities gained 22,200 jobs, while professional and business services tacked on 18,100 jobs and private education and health services added 13,200. The biggest drop came in the total government sector, with 10,600 jobs shed and construction, with a decrease of 6,800 jobs. The lowest unemployment rate in the state belonged to Monroe County, at 4.5 percent, while the highest went to Flagler County with 11.2 percent. DEO said three Florida counties now face double-digit unemployment rates, half of the number that did a month earlier. Unemployment at 8 percent Staff reportWakullas unemployment rate was up slightly in December to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent in November but it was nearly two percentage points lower than a year ago, when the jobless rate was 8.1 percent. 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Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 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 PrintFREE Standard Obituaries in The Wakulla News & Online (850) 926-7102 Your church ad here! (850) 926-7102 OUT TO PASTOR By BETSY GOEHRIGI will soon be getting a new haircut. Big deal. People do that every day. For me, its more than a hairstyle its a lifestyle. For the past 12 years, since 2001, I have been growing and donating my hair to Locks of Love. Please consider joining me Feb. 13, Wednesday, 12-8 p.m. for a FREE HAIRCUT if donating to Locks of Love, at Dazzles. Thanks to the hairdressers of Dazzles who are donating their time! Please call (850) 926-6772 for an appointment on Feb. 13th and tell them its for Locks of Love. Dazzles is located at 158 Ochlockonee St. in Crawfordville. Locks of Love hair donations go to provide wigs for children who have lost their hair due to a serious illness. Young girls are especially selfconscious about their looks during the adolescent years, which is magni ed with an illness resulting in baldness. Providing a wig for a child who cannot afford one is a simple, painless gift that can help brighten an otherwise dif cult time in that childs life. Why February 13th? This is the date I chose to do my donation and to promote this great cause because its Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The season of Lent is a time of preparation for Easter a time when many give some personal sacri ce in honor of the One who gave the greatest sacri ce of all Jesus Christ who gave his life for us. So for me, this is an opportunity to help someone else and to bring glory to God. Anyone can donate any day of the year. It takes six to 10 ponytails to make one wig. It is my personal goal to donate six by 60 my donation Feb. 13th will be my fth ponytail donation. It is also my goal to share the word and encourage others to not only do a one-time donation but to do repeat donations to turn their hairstyle into a lifestyle of giving. I have friendsboth women and men and children in various parts of the country who are donating every two and a half years! The rst man who joined me is a friend from California, an American Indian, whose beautiful shiny black hair that he hadnt cut in years was long enough to make two donations from his 2-foot ponytail! I wish I couldmy hair just doesnt grow or I dont look good with short hair are some of the reasons people give for why they dont donate. When I ask how often they cut their hair, they usually respond every six to eight weeks. My answer is: Hair grows at an average of a half-inch per month. So if you are cutting an inch of hair every couple of months, you are maintaining your length. Try going longer between cuts. Turn to Page 15A By JAMES L. SNYDER One thing about me that has not changed all these years is that I refuse to waste my time on anything not important. There is too much to do in this world to waste time on unimportant things. This, however, sometimes gets me in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Do not let this get back to her, but I sometimes refer to it as the GMP syndrome. She is standing up about something and I am sitting in my easy chair not knowing what shes talking about. My wifes idea of what is important sometimes does not jibe with my sense of importance. The real problem is that I do not understand what she thinks is important and she, on the other hand, does not understand that I do not think it is important. On those rare occasions when our sense of what is important collides, we celebrate. That is what is important. She thinks she won, and I know I won. Does it really matter? Very few times in life do we both get what we want. When that happens she stands up and gloats, while I sit down and grin. I am not sure what the difference is between a gloat and a grin, but then, does it really matter? I must confess we are on a different wavelength at times. The only time our waves are synchronized is when I am driving out of the driveway and waving goodbye and her returning the jester. Do not get me wrong, we have been a marvelous working team for more years than I can remember. Of course, that does not mean anything because I cannot remember yesterday. However, we have worked together most marvelously for many years and I look forward to many more years of such marital shenanigans. In spite of that, we have our differences. One of the great differences we have is in the de nition of importance. It is a rare day in June when our de nitions are united in holy macaroni and cheese. It does happen though and we both revel in those moments. The thing that makes our relationship so marvelous and wonderful is that we allow the other person to have their differences. She is a broccoli [yuck] kind of a person and I on the other hand am an Apple Fritter kind of person. Looking out at the world, I notice a few things I just cannot stand for. Some do not make any difference one way or the other, while others really makes a difference. The problem is by the time we understand the signi cance of something we are too old to do anything about it. The Pennsylvania Dutch have a wonderful saying, We grow too soon old and too late smart. By the time we have grown enough to become smart about something that something is no longer in vogue. At my age, of course, I am learning that I cannot stand too long for anything. Out in the world of politics and religion, people are always coming up with solutions to nonexistent problems. It takes a good politician and religious person to spend a lot of time working on a solution of which there is no problem. Our world is full of problems, to be sure. It would be a rare day when people would get their heads together and work on problems. All we have today are solutions. The trouble is nding the right solution for the right problem. Only in politics and in religion can we spend all our time working on a solution that does not address any particular problem. As this stands today, I think I am just going to sit down and let it go by, because it will. My father taught me the most important thing in life was never to try to fix something that aint broken... or aint broken too bad. It is amazing what a little duck tape can do to put off xing something that is not broken too bad. Not every crack needs xing. I like surrounding myself with the wonderful sounds of silence. I do not even like talking to myself. I do not listen anyway so what is the use. Often in my life, I have regretted saying something, but never, to my knowledge, have I regretted keeping my mouth shut. Yes, I will stand up for some things, but many things I will just sit down and take it. No reason to get all riled up when what people are talking about is like a breeze on a summer afternoon. It comes for a moment and then it has gone, and where it goes, nobody knows. The apostle Paul knew what to stand for. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1). If you do not stand for something good, you will fall for anything, usually bad.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnydermin-istr ies.com.As things now stand, I think Ill sit downThink about your timeBy ETHEL SKIPPER Thought for the week: There is a time and season unto every purpose. What one does with your time? Have you really about it? Twenty-four hours in a day. How much time do you give to help someone else, your job, your neighbor, your church? Do you reach out to those in need of help? Some people spend time worrying about things that will never occur. Time is precious. Dont waste it. Pastor Rev. Dr. Renita Dixon will celebrates 19 years aniversary with a service on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Free Spirit Church. Churches on the program include Blessed Hope Pastor Grady harper, Free Spirit Pastor Tawann Morris and Skipper Temple Pastor Ethel Skipper. We welcome you. The missionary Charlotte Rosier and Brother John Rosier Family and Friends Day Fellowship Services will be held at Skipper Temple on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 9, at noon, will be Family and Friend Worship and Praise the Lord Service. The speaker will be Bishop Joseph Rosier from Greenville, S.C. Singing will be the Family Choir. After the service will be dinner. We invite family and welcome our friends to come and enjoy this annual occasion with us. On Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Tallahassee Church of Christ No. 1, the Woodville Church of Christ, Shiloh Church in Quincy, True Holiness Church of Blountstown, Trinity Temple Church of Panama City and Macedonia Church of Sopchoppy will be in service at Skipper Temple Church. Everyone is welcome. HEAVENS TO BETSYNot a hairstyle, but a lifestyle


Blonzie Mills Carter, was embraced by her Savior during the bright afternoon hours of Jan. 24, 2013. Homegoing service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11a.m. at the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Tallahassee. Public viewing begins Friday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Strong & Jones Funeral Home. Flowers may be sent to Strong & Jones no earlier than Friday. Sister Carter was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Sopchoppy to the late Arlee Simmons and Surry James Booth. She was educated in the schools of Wakulla County and Nashville, Tenn. While there, Sister Carter was employed as a housekeeper, and in her spare time sang in gospel groups that performed live radio music on Nashville stations. During that time she met her first husband, Jessie J. Ransom Sr., a member of the Traveling Israelites Quartet. Years later, after returning to the Wakulla area to live and work among family and friends, she met and married her second husband, John Mills Sr., a business owner and merchant in the Buckhorn area. Affectionately known as the Queen of Buckhorn, she was often seen working diligently in both the general store and caf that she and her husband owned. The two remained united until his death. In an effort to stay active, she involved herself in a number of odd jobs throughout the years. This included becoming a security guard, crossing guard, baker, crab-picker, crafter, crochet artist extraordinaire, nurses aide at the Wakulla Manor, and musician when her ngers and guitar would allow it. She obeyed the plan of salvation and was a faithful member of the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Tallahassee, until her health began to fail. Those who will cherish fond memories of her include one daughter, Rachel Donaldson (Herbert Sr.); three sons, Lloyd, Floyd (Pauline) and Jessie (Rhonda) Ransom; one sister, Kathleen Arnett; aunt, Mariah Whitehurst; grandchildren, Herb Jr., Kevin, Michael, Felicia, Kimberly Nicole, Jennifer, Cynthia, Clifford, Floyd Jr. (J.B.), Shane, Frankie, Nicole and Tron; 36 great-grandchildren; her church family; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was predeceased by her son, John Eugene Mills Jr.; a sister, Betty Jean Hines; and husbands, Jessie J. Ransom Sr., John Mills Sr. and Joseph Carter. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 7ABoyd W. Close, 86, a longtime resident of Perry, passed away on Jan. 25, 2013, in Wakulla County. He was born Feb. 4, 1926, to Mr. Karl (Charles) Close and Mrs. Lela (Norton) Close in Big Bear Beach. He grew up in Lakeport, and joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Moore Haven High School. A veteran of World War II, he studied forestry at the University of Florida, graduating in 1949. He worked for the state of Florida as a forester for a short time before going to work for Procter & Gamble, where he retired after 34 years. He was a leader in the eld of forestry, at one point managing over a million acres of forest, more than any other individual in the state of Florida at the time. He lived a life of service and integrity and gave freely of his time to others. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crawfordville. In Perry he was an active member of the First Baptist Church and the Florida Forestry Association. He also served on the boards of the Childrens Home Society, the Buckeye Federal Credit Union, Aucilla Christian Academy, Suwannee River Water Management District, Doctors Memorial Hospital, and the Florida Trail Association. He was active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America, volunteering as a scout master. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Perry on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Fell of ciating. The family received friends beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday up until the time of the service. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately after the service. In lieu of owers the family suggests donations to the Childrens Home Society of Florida at www. chs .org. He was predeceased by his rst wife of 38 years, Martha Kate Close. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Louise Young Close of Crawfordville; son, Bert Close (Janeen) of Peachtree City, Ga.; daughter, Patricia Barton (Patrick) of Peachtree City, Ga.; step-daughters, Theresa Hernandez (Louis) of Crawfordville, and Jennie Barnes of Perry; sister, Mildred Reynolds (Lou) of Baton Rouge, La. Also surviving him are two grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, eight step-great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry.Obituaries John Leland Barthel Blonzie Mae Booth Ransom Mills Carter Boyd W. Close Celena E. Hevner Virgie D. Schnaufer Howard E. Wall LeHarve Francis Young Sr.Celena E. Hevner, 66, of Panacea passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Tallahassee. She was born in Lexington, Ky., and loved working on arts and crafts. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Panacea Full Gospel Church. Survivors include three sons, Lonnie Engle, Adam Hevner and Lee Hevner; three daughters, Helena Porter (Don), Sheri Lee Engle and Stacy Rush; three sisters, Sharron Taylor, Marcella Alday (Vance) and Melinda Kelly (Randy); a signi cant other, Edward V. Hevner; six grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews who were her life; and her faithful companion, Wrigley, her dog of 12 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter S. and Thelma M. Mulkey; and a brother, David P. Mulkey. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville, was in charge of arrangements. (850-926-3333 or bevisfh. com) Howard E. Wall, 73, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born in Jay on March 15, 1939. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1735 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32308. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Gwendolyn Sarvis Wall; three step-sons, Rusty Dean (Stacey), Tory Dean (Lori), and Stephen Dean (April); a sister, Eloise Chesley; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by by his parents, James Esker and Anna Belle Wall; and his brothers, James, Ralph and Eugene Wall. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. (850-926-3333 or bevisfh. com) Virgie Davis Schnaufer, 92, of Tallahassee died on Jan. 22, 2013. She was born and raised in Tallahassee and graduated from Leon High School. She spent her entire life in Crawfordville and Tallahassee. She was a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church in Crawfordville. She was predeceased by two husbands, Neil Watson and Vernon Schnaufer; and a sister, Alberta Davis. Survivors include a sister, Geneva Bryan of Tallahassee; one nephew, Carey Bryan (wife Rhonda) of Tallahassee; and one great niece, Lisa Bryan of Washington, D.C. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Bevis Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation was held one hour before the service. The family had a private committal service at the Leon Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorials may be sent to Pioneer Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Bevis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (www.bevisfh.com or 850-385-2193)John Leland Barthel, 79, of Crawfordville, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Tallahassee. He was born in Saginaw, Mich., and had lived in this area for one year, coming from Montana. He was a self-employed journeyman glazier. He was a Catholic and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Services will be held at a later date. Survivors include two daughters, Jonni Anne Hahn (Brian) of Wisconsin and Emmy Mackie (Kelly) of Crawfordville; and ve grandchildren, Brian Holm, Koda Cromchick, Jacob, Alexandria and Wyatt Mackie. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements. (850926-3333 or bevisfh.com) LeHarve Francis Young Sr., 87, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nita Young of Crawfordville. He was a member of the rst FSU Flying High Circus. He served in the U.S. Navy and the Air Force Reserves and was a veteran of the Korean War and World War II. He was the rst principal of Wakulla High School in 1967 and was also the principal of Blountstown High School. He served as director of Adult and Community Education of Palm Beach County for 15 years prior to his retirement. He was an educator in the State of Florida for more than 40 years. Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville. Graveside services were held on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 1 p.m. at 3Y Ranch Cemetery in Crawfordville. He is also survived by his son, Skip Young of Crawfordville; a daughter, Mary Ann Watts (Brad) of Tallahassee; a brother, Donald Young (Rae) of Tampa; a sister, Daleen Cote of Warwick, R.I.; a son-in-law, Charlie Krazit of Ocala; ve grandsons, Justin, Trey and Brian Young, Andy Krazit, and Harry Watts; a granddaughter, Brooke Krazit; and two greatgrandsons, Tripp and Pepper Young. He was predeceased by his son, Shea Young; a daughter, Dale Krazit; and a brother, Bruce Young. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville was in charge of arrangements. (850-926-3333 or bevisfh. com)Celena E. Hevner Howard E. Wall Virgie Davis Schnaufer Blonzie Mae Booth Ransom Mills Carter John Leland Barthel LeHarve Francis Young Sr. Boyd W. Close Homecoming Revival will be held at Odom Memorial Campground in Sopchoppy on Feb. 4 through Feb. 8. Services begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Bonny Ison. 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Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunitySt. Marks yard and business of the month Special to The NewsThe St. Marks Waterfronts Florida Partnership is showcasing St. Marks by recognizing a Business of the Month and a Yard of the Month. Billy Bishop, SMWFP chair, announced the February winners are Gail and Meryl Warren on City Park Drive as Yard of the Month, with Beach Trader receiving the Business of the Month recognition. The Business of the Month recognizes a local business, while the Yard of the Month will be awarded to a yard that has been improved greatly or continues to be an enjoyable place to view. We appreciate the recognition this award brings, and George and I are especially thankful for the support of the entire county of Wakulla, said Pam McCreery of Beach Trader. The recent downtown landscaping, lighting, benches and trash cans have given rise to the importance of community awareness, said Bishop. We have more and more folks coming down to visit our community, so its important to have our best foot forward. And, its a perfect time to get in step with VIVA Florida, the 500 anniversary celebration of Ponce de Leons arrival and exploration in Florida Other events coming up to showcase the community are the Keep America Beautiful American Cleanup March 1 through May 31 and National Arbor Day on April 25. Activities include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, picking up litter and planting trees and owers in addition to conducting education programs. MICKEY CANTNER/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSGail and Meryl Warren receive Yard of the Month honor, left, while Beach Trader earns Business of the Month for February. Richard Travis Hurley, Michelle L. Robison and Rachel HurleyRobison and Hurley to wedMichelle Lee Robison and Richard Travis Hurley along with their daughter, Rachel Hurley, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. She is the daughter of Charlene Molly Scott and the late Herman Leroy Robison. He is the son of Robert E. Hurley and Cherie Pruitt. She graduated from Wakulla High School in 2002 and is employed with Savannahs Restaurant. He graduated from Wakulla High School in 1996 and is employed with Don Dixon Construction. The wedding will be held at St. Marks River Park on March 30 at 3 p.m. The couple will live in Crawfordville.Save Pepsi bottle caps to help CHAT of Wakulla Special to The NewsDrink Pepsi products and help raise funds to care for dogs and cats in the community. CHAT is participating in the Pepsi Community Caps Fundraiser and they need everyones help saving the specially marked yellow caps. Every cap is worth 5 cents and they can be found on participating brands in 16-ounce six packs, 20 ounces, 24-ounce six packs and 2 liters. The caps will be easy to spot. They are bright yellow and will be imprinted with Community Caps 5. This is a refreshing way to raise dollars and support our communitys effort to care for animals that come into the care of CHAT. With our economy being what it has been in recent years, caring for pets has been challenging to pet owners. Through membership fees, donations, fundraisers and grants, in 2011 CHAT provided more than $100,000 in spaying, neutering, medicine and veterinary care. For the past 10 years, CHAT provided all Wakulla County Schools third and fth graders with the educational Kind News publication at a cost of $1,000 yearly. Kind News is published by the Humane Society of the U.S. and encourages youth to co-exist humanely with animals, celebrate the human-animal bond, and become active in efforts to protect animals. CHAT assists Wakulla Animal Control with medical care and food, when needed. Once animals have been held at WAC for five days (as required by law), CHAT brings some of the animals into their care, depending on available space, for foster and adoption. Upon entering CHATs care, dogs are given shots for distemper, parvo, parain uenza, hepatitis, bordatella, wormed, tested for heartworms (and treated when necessary) and there after given monthly heartworm preventatives. Upon entering CHATS care, cats are tested for Feline Leukemia/Feline Aids and intestinal parasites and dewormed and vaccinated for rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, chlamydia and leukemia. These steps assure when animals are adopted that they have been cared for medically as much as possible. One cap at a time will make a difference. One volunteers said, I guess Ill be dumpster diving for yellow caps now! Not that they encourage dumpster diving, but please save caps for CHAT and ask family and friends to do the same. Drop off collected caps at the Adoption Center, 1 Oak Street, just past the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce or in canisters located at area businesses. They will be collecting caps through the end of April. If anyone knows of an event that will be serving Pepsi products, call the shelter at 926-0890 and they will pass the information on to the volunteer dumpster divers. Having an event? Please consider serving Pepsi products in the bottles and provide a place at the event to collect the caps. They will be happy to provide signs. CHAT would like to thank Pepsi for providing them the opportunity to participate in the Pepsi Community Caps event. Together everyone can make a difference, one cap at a time! Their website is www.chatofwakulla.org and they are on Facebook as CHAT of Wakulla. Please LIKE them and SHARE their page so more folks will receive updates on the activities at the Adoption Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER OBREITERSpecial to The NewsStuart Smith of Crawfordville has earned a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Smith was among approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Techs 244th commencement exercises. The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nations leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs and is ranked in the nations top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit www.gatech.edu. Stuart Smith receives degree from Georgia Tech Daughters of the Confederacy welcome newest member Special to The NewsThe ladies of the R. Don McLeod Chapter 2469 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy recently held their monthly meeting honoring the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jacksons birthdays. Also, they welcomed the Chapters 37th member Mary Quigg Nichols. Another major outcome was the chapters vote to sponsor a Children of the Confederacy chapter. All children from birth to 18 with documented ancestry of a Confederacy veteran who served honorably or who gave material aid to the cause are welcome to apply. Seeking the name of Fort Williams after the C.S.A. fort that once existed at St. Marks, this chapter would be the only chapter between Jacksonville and Pensacola. In addition to some local meetings, the group will be active across the Panhandle participating in various reenactments and living history events including the Battle of Natural Bridge. If interested in including a child in this amazing organization, contact them at atrdonmcleodudc@gmail. com or visit their website at http://www.rdonmcleod. org. The UDC also offers scholarships, as well as military service awards to descendants of Confederate veterans. More information on this and more may be found on their website. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSR. Don McLeod President Louise Thomas, right, welcomes newest member Mary Quigg Nichols. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 9Aeducation news from local schools SchoolTeachers and employee of the month are announcedSpecial to The NewsJanuary Teachers of the Month are Shadeville Elementary Schools Theresa Hernandez and Wakulla High Schools Ana Smith. The Employee of the Month is Facilities/ Maintenance Departments Josa Webster. Superintendent Bobby Pearce and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the dedication these employees bring to the District, as well as the loyalty they display on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they serve. Theresa Hernandez began her teaching career 41 years ago. Fortunately for Wakulla County, 39 of the 41 have been at Shadeville Elementary School. After two years of teaching experience in Tallahassee and Key West, Hernandez was interviewed in 1972 by former Superintendent Bill Payne and was directed to go straight to Shadeville. Principal Matt Mathis welcomed her to Shadeville wearing overalls and covered with cement and paint because he was busy installing a new school sidewalk. During her 39-year career she has, trained several principals to include former Superintendent David Miller, HR Executive Director Karen Wells and current principal Susan Brazier. Hernandez graduated from Taylor County High School in Perry and was awarded her bachelor and masters degrees from FSU with major in education. Hernandez knows each child is unique. She said, As teachers, we just need to nd a way to tap into their uniqueness and discover how each child can learn best. Sometimes its simply compassion mixed with tough love. My goal is to teach so that my students yearn to learn. As the old proverb states, Give a man a sh and youll feed him for a day. Teach him to sh and youll feed him for a lifetime. Principal Susan Brazier adds, Mrs. Hernandez epitomizes the qualities of an outstanding classroom teacher. She is dedicated to the profession, caring and kind. She is always looking for a creative or unique way to teach her lessons. Students thrive academically and socially year after year under tutelage because of the nurturing learning environment she creates. She is also a favorite among parents. Her knowledge, experience, and competence are highly respected by all who work with her. Theresa Hernandez was born to teach. Ana Smith, Wakulla High School Spanish teacher, has been teaching since 2009. During her last semester at FSU, Smith was an intern and placed with Vicky Strickland. Franklin encouraged her to seek dual certi cation in English and Spanish. As the December Teacher of the Month, she credits Franklin for her sage counsel. Originally from New Port Richey, Smith attended and graduated from FSU. She hit the ground running at WHS and quickly immersed herself in many aspects of the school that include AVID, Reading Leadership, Puerto Rico Abroad, mentoring and the St. Lukes Team Fellowship. Integrating music throughout her lessons is one of the ways she enjoys teaching culture. Smith said, My students learn Merengue, Bachata, Salsa and even Waka Waka. Working with students is the reason I wanted to be a teacher. Our students have so much to offer the world, and I am so thankful to have the chance to teach, love and support them. Wakulla High School Principal Mike Crouch adds, Ana Smith is an enthusiastic, high energy teacher. She maintains the attention of her students when she teaches. It is not uncommon to see her cheering for her students, inside and outside the classroom, calling them by their Spanish equivalent names. She is an excellent teacher. Josa Webster serves as a custodian for Crawfordville Elementary School. Prior to working at Crawfordville Elementary School she worked at Riversprings Middle School. Webster is a product of the Wakulla County School District. She attended Shadeville and Sopchoppy Elementary School and graduated from Wakulla High School. Her dedication to the Wakulla School District and her love for children drew her interest to apply in 2002. The children at Crawfordville Elementary School are one of the most enjoyable things about my job, said Webster. She adds, I love to see their smiling faces in the lunch room each day. There are many occasions where I also see the students at Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie or other places in the county. They introduce me to their parents as Jordans grandma and then say, She goes to my school. Crawfordville Elementary School Operations Foreman Billy Tully said, Josa has a can-do attitude. She enjoys her work and it shows in her every day performance of her duties. She is very dependable and takes pride in her work. Her willingness to help anyone, co-workers, teachers or students make her a valuable asset to the school district. Theresa Hernandez Josa Webster Ana Smith Shadeville Principal Susan Brazier, Envision representative, Elena Myhre and Assistant Principal DeeAnn Hughes Elena Myhre, art teacher at Shadeville Elementary School, received a grant of $500 from Envision Credit Union. She plans on using the funds to purchase a new kiln for her classes.SPECIAL TO THE NEWSShadeville Art teacher receives grant Special to The NewsStudents of Mr. Walkers class at Riversprings Middle School planted two pear trees on school grounds to celebrate this years Arbor Day celebration and as part of their classroom garden. They were assisted by the Florida Forest Services Wakulla/ Franklin County Forester Daniel Stevens. On April 10, 1872, the rst Arbor Day was held in Nebraska City, Neb., through the efforts of J. Sterling Morton. More than one million trees were planted in Nebraska during that Arbor Day. In Florida, Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday in January each year. For more information, call the Wakulla/ Franklin County Forester at 421-3101 or to nd more information on Arbor Day, visit www.arborday.org.Students at RMS celebrate Arbor Day SPECIAL TO THE NEWSMr. Walker and his students plant one of the trees for Arbor Day.Special to The NewsWakulla Christian School has begun its annual Plant City Strawberry sale. These delicious strawberries are presold in 12-pint ats for $22. The order deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. Strawberries will be delivered and ready for pickup, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Wakulla Christian School, 1391 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, from 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Questions, call (850) 926-5583.WCS is selling Plant City strawberries Classes $20 each Held at the TCC Wakulla Center at Crawfordvilles Centennial Bank building, located at 2932 Crawfordville HighwayFebruary 12 Business Basics 6-9 p.m. February 13 Interpretive Guiding 6:30-8 p.m. February 19 Marketing Your Ecotourism Business 6-9 p.m. February 21 North Florida Trees 6-9 p.m. February 28 Weather and Tides 6-9 p.m. March 6 Marketing Your Business Through Web Pages 6-9 p.m.Field Trips $40 eachFebruary 16 St. Marks NWR 9 a.m.-1 p.m. February 23 FSU Marine Lab Guided Tour 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 2 River Ecosystems/Tree ID 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9 Kayaking 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16 Historical & Cultural Sites: Fort San Marcos 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 23 Nature Photography 1-5 p.m.TCC Wakulla Center now oering:Green Guide Classes and/or Field Trips Explore the natural history of the Big Bend area and learn the basics of starting a nature-based business with TCCs ecotourism classes and guided eld trips. The entire 90-hr. Green Guide Certication course is $320 and includes all classes and eld trips.This is a partial list of classes and eld trips oered. For the complete class schedule or for more information call (850) 922-6290 or visit www.tcc..edu/Wakulla Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Ocer | Room 146 Administration Building | 444 Appleyard Drive | Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895 | (850 ) 201-8510 | tolsonr@tcc..edu all akullas inest Sandy Lott 850 926-1010 Mary Applegate 850-926-3787 David Rossetti 850 591-6161 850926-1011734 Shadeville Rd, Crawfordville FL, 32327 Scan Mereo and short sale specialistsour ome own ealtor Michelle Snow School of MusicSinging, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, and more.Weekly class Fridays 5:15 p.m.Hwy. 98 Medart Call 926-7627Toddlers and Pre-School Children Introduction to Music Class for Wee Sing n PlayMommy & Me


Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com -Janet By BROOKS HAMACHERContributor, Relish magazineNew Orleans, over the course of its history, has seen waves of immigration from all over the world. Spanish, French, American (thats right, at one time Americans coming to New Orleans were immigrants), Canary Island, Italian and Sicilian citizens all found their way to the Crescent City, and each group contributed to citys unique food culture. While most people are familiar with the poboy sandwich, so named as it was invented to feed cash-poor streetcar workers when they were on strike, not everyone is as familiar with another of the citys iconic sandwiches the muffuletta. The muffuletta was developed, as the story goes, by a Sicilian grocery store owner in New Orleans French Quarter. The sandwich itself is a complex combination of ingredients mortadella, hard salami, lean ham, mozzarella and provolone cheese, and olive mix (a delicious combination of pickled vegetables and spices), all organized between a 7-inch round of crusty Italian bread. There are a number of places around New Orleans that serve a good muffuletta, but for my money, you cant do much better than the place where it was invented Central Grocery on Decatur Street. Just across from the French Market, Central Grocery, an archetypal Italian grocery that has been in business since 1906, serves hundreds of these delicious mealson-a-roll each day. This sandwich can be made at home for those whose future travel plans dont include a trip to New Orleans. Alternatively, for the less adventurous, Progress Grocery in New Orleans ships both whole muffulettas or just the olive mix via their website at www.gourmetfoodmall.com. MUFFULETTA Olive Mix: 2 cups chopped pitted green olives with pimientos (10-ounce jar) 3/4 cup chopped black or kalamata olives 2 tablespoons chopped celery 3/4 cups chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped cauli ower 1/4 cup chopped at-leaf parsley 1/2 cup c hopped red pepper 2 tablespoons capers 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1/2 t easpoon dried rosemary 3/4 t easpoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 1/2 t ablespoons white wine vinegar 3/4 cup olive oil Sandwich: 1 loaf round Italian bread 1 to 1 1/2 cups olive mix 1/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese 1/4 pound lean ham, thinly sliced 1/4 pound hard salami, thinly sliced 1/4 pound mortadella, thinly sliced (can substitute good quality bologna) 1. To prepare olive mix, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir well. Spoon into a 1-quart jar with lid. Refrigerate about 1 week before serving. Will keep almost inde nitely in the refrigerator. 2. To prepare sandwich, slice Italian bread evenly in half. Spread olive mix on both halves. Layer cheeses and meats evenly on top. Place two halves of sandwich together. Slice into wedges. Serves 8. Recipe by Brooks Hamaker. Per serving: 370 calories, 22g fat, 45mg chol., 20g prot., 24g carbs, 1g ber, 1220mg sodium. For more Relish recipes and to sign up for our newsletters, log on to relish.com. To download our new Relish digital editions and Relish Daily Dish phone app, go to relish.com/mobile. RELISH THE AMERICAN TABLEBig Easy Sandwich MARK BOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHYSpecial to The NewsIts the question we ask ourselves almost every day: Whats for dinner? The next time we make one of those supermarket pit stops, Dr. Eudene Harry, author of Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps, (www. LivingHealthyLookingYounger.com), would like us to veer in a new direction. When people shop on the go, they tend to gravitate toward old standbys and foods they can multipurpose with usually not the most nutritious choices possible. But by substituting a few items on your list, you can not only look and feel more youthful, youll boost your resistance to certain cancers and other illnesses. Here are ve food combos for shoppers with healthy eating on their minds: Tomato, garlic, chicken and almonds: Tomatoes contain one of the worlds most concentrated sources of cancer- ghting lycopene, which is best absorbed from tomatoes that are cooked. Garlic has been used for centuries for various health purposes and is a known free-radical destroyer. Nuts help to lose weight, maintain healthy blood pressure and support moods; almond crumbs are a great substitute for bread crumbs on chicken. Pair these goodies with whole wheat couscous for a full dinner. Pomegranate-Balsamic tempeh: With its high protein, fiber and isoflavones content, and meaty texture, tempeh is heavily utilized by vegetarians. Its made from soybeans processed in a manner similar to cheese making. Like tofu, tempeh takes on the avors with which it is cooked or marinated, including zestytangy balsamic vinegar perfect for accentuating salads. Mashed cauli ower gone Greek: Not only does the original yogurt have a thicker texture and richer taste, its also denser in lactobacilli, the healthy bacteria that may delay the onset of cancer. And yogurt is low in fat and high in protein, which is essential for many body functions, including building and repairing muscle tissue, organs, bones and connective tissue. Rather than add fatty, cholesterol- lled butter and sour cream to starchy potatoes that stick to your ribs, why not pair two healthy options with mashed cauli ower with Greek yogurt and fresh black pepper for simple goodness? Sushi: wild salmon, minced cucumbers, shredded carrots, kelp, sesame seeds and rice: A sushi roll is much more lling and satisfying than a nonsushi eater would think. Many grocery chains offer ready-made rolls, but they are also fairly easy to make. A bamboo roller is a great start; place a sheet of nutrient-dense kelp as the rst thing on the roller, and add, lengthwise, desired ingredients. Your rst try is not likely to be perfect, but the tasty and healthy ingredients will be there. Fruit salad for dessert: Bring together chopped apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon and pineapple with blueberries and grapes for a sweet and juicy postdinner palate-cleanser. Lemon juice prevents fruits from bruising. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 11Aoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsBy MARJ LAW When you see someone at the range dancing around, pulling at his clothing, youre probably watching a version of the Hot Shell Watusi. This is a dance well known on the line, usually reserved for those who are wearing clothing not conducive to safety on the range. Clothing choices are now safety hazards? You betcha. The Hot Shell Watusi happens when someone fires a semi-automatic. The bullet rides up the magazine into the ejection chamber. The bullet explodes out of the barrel when someone pulls the guns trigger. The brass or other metal bullet casing ips out of the ejection chamber. And, if youre to the right of this shooter, you are in the perfect position to have this piece of very hot brass y at you. Very hot brass. This is when you thank the deputies at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Range for making sure you are wearing eyes otherwise called safety glasses. You sure dont want a hot piece of metal smack into your eye. A hat, cap, or visor with a bill or brim can keep the casing from sliding down behind your glasses. So, even though the shooting line is covered with a roof, its a good idea to wear something with a brim. Yes, a hot casing can still y at your cheek. It burns. You slap at your face. Thats one step of the Hot Shell Watusi. And can you imagine Mr. Studly sporting a shirt with four buttons undone? That V in his shirt is a perfect landing spot for hot brass. This is when you see the full Range Watusi. You see Studly yanking his shirt out of his pants and dancing around to dislodge the hot shell that slid down that deep V. Even a T-shirt with a nice V-neck draws the metal casing like a magnet. Ow, ow, ow. You dont want to do this dance. The way to avoid it is to wear a close- tting shirt with a high neckline. We get really hot days in Wakulla County. Most of us have several pair of ip- ops because they keep your feet cool. But you dont want to wear these at the range. The brass casings are not cold by the time they hit your feet. And, speaking of feet, the top of our feet tend to be quite sensitive. Then youre back doing that Watusi. Its safer to wear shoes that protect your feet than wearing ip- ops. I wont tell you not to wear shorts in the summer here. They do leave your legs unprotected from ying brass, but at least the casings will bounce off. Our face and feet generally are hurt more by flying shells than arms or legs. Avoid those sneaky shells by wearing close- tting shirts, glasses, hats and shoes. Dont let anyone catch you doing the Hot Shell Watusi.Marj Law is the former director of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful who has become an avid gunner in her retirement. HOME ON THE RANGEDont get caught doing the Hot Shell Watusi Special to The NewsIn the birding world, few species generate more excitement than the Purple martin, a swallow that is arriving now in Florida, with reports of scouts logged almost daily online. Purple martins, the largest of the swallows in North America, are totally dependent on man-made housing east of the Rockies and faithfully return to the same locations each year, so its understandable that human landlords anxiously await the return of their birds from wintering grounds in South America. Some of the earliest arrivals to North America trickle into south Florida as early as late December prior to the new nesting season and dates/locations are watched by martin enthusiasts throughout the breeding range in the eastern United States and in Canada. Arrivals are posted on an online database at www.purplemartin.org, maintained by the Purple Martin Conservation Association, a nonpro t conservation organization. Initially arrivals in Florida tend occur in south Florida, but can occur randomly throughout the state well into the spring months. Among recent arrivals: Jan. 1 in Fort Myers, Jan. 9 in Plant City and Jan. 17 in Jacksonville. The rst wave consists of adult martins those 2 or more years old, with adult males sporting full dark-purple color. Females are a bit drab, with a gray breast. One-year-old martins, called subadults, arrive sixto eight weeks later than the older birds. Purple martins prefer to nest in colonies in gourds hung from large racks and in multi-compartment birdhouses. The birds nest throughout Florida with the only exception being in the Keys. Purple martins feed on the wing taking insects from the air and early arrivals sometimes face the prospect of starvation when cold snaps clear the air of insects. Generally, purple martins spend the winter over a wide range of Brazil. Whether the Florida population joins northern populations in the same wintering locations is unclear. This nesting season the PMCA will place geolocator tracking devices on adult purple martins at select colonies in the state to hopefully learn more. Floridas purple martin population is more numerous than most states to the north but has shown a steady decline over several decades. Because the species is totally dependent on human-provided housing, reduced numbers sometimes can be attributed to declining tradition of erecting housing in some localities.Purple martin time in Florida: Landlords report scouts onlineSpecial to The NewsiFish Florida is now available for iPhone and iPad, featuring detailed info on more than 4,000 water bodies across Florida. The App Door, developers of several successful outdoor apps, recently launched the latest in their iFish Series iFish Florida lets anglers of all ages and skill levels know when, where and how to sh a lake in Florida. The apps simple interface allows users to easily search for freshwater lakes by name or via proximity search. Once a lake is selected, a wide range of information is readily available including sh species, directions, weather conditions, even a calendar for the best times to sh. Where available, it includes lake maps, local visitor information and nearby photos. Our iFish Series of Apps are really the most robust apps for freshwater shing available, said Randy Chamzuk, president of The App Door. You can review and mark favorite shing hotspots, record and share your catch in the sh log, view tips, videos, magazines and it even has a glove box to store your shing license or boat insurance. iFish Florida is the localized version of the iFish USA app that covers more than 120,000 water bodies in America and is currently nominated for Best Outdoors App in the Best App Ever awards We are releasing individual state apps for those who usually sh locally, explains Chamzuk. iFish Texas and iFish Arizona were released a few weeks ago. An iFish app for every state across the country should be available in the next few months. Learn More about the entire series of iFish Apps by visiting www.AppsForAnglers.com.Freshwater shing just got easier in Florida with new app SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA pair of Purple martins. 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Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comWith the passage of the Auxiliary legislation on October 1996, the Auxiliarys role was been greatly expanded to enable Auxiliary participation in any Coast Guard Mission authorized by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. In general, this law opened all Coast Guard mission areas to the Auxiliary, with the exception of combat (military operations) and direct law enforcement. However, the main role the Auxiliary plays in that mission remained in two major categories as stated in a memorandum to Congress in 1944. The primary purpose of the establishment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary was to indoctrinate all owners and operators of small craft in safety requirements in the operations and navigation of small craft. A secondary purpose of the institution on the Coast Guard Auxiliary was to utilize the Auxiliary craft and personnel, after suitable training and indoctrination in carrying out certain duties of the Coast Guard with particular inference to those concerned with the safety of Navigation. The Auxiliarys four cornerstones are: recreational boating safety, operations and marine safety, recreational boating safety member services and fellowship the glue that holds the Auxiliarys missions and its members together. Recreational Boating Safety has been the main focus in recent years and is accomplished in our area by providing free vessel safety checks, our public education classes and maintaining our marine dealer programs. As you may have read in the last few columns, Flotilla 12 recently had its rst class of 2013. Mark Rosen submitted the following The rst About Boating Safely course of 2013 was presented by local Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12 at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Jan. 26. The purpose of the class was twofold. First to educate recreational boaters about the need for safety on the water and second, to ful ll the mission of the Auxiliary, to conduct through public education, the promotion of safe boating. Instructors from the Auxiliary included Tim Ashley, Bob Asztalos, Alexander Gulde, Chuck Hickman, Rich Rasmussen, Mark Rosen and Duane Treadon. Also, Capt. Tom Shipp and Lt. Seth Wagner from FWC provided the legal requirements of boating. Other subjects included Boating Emergencies, Trailering, Fuel and Fire Safety, Navigating the Waters, and using the VHF radio. On completion of the course and a test, the students were awarded their Florida Boating Safety Education Card. Seven students took and passed the test, which means there are seven boaters who are safer when they are out on the water! While some may not feel that seven students makes the day of work and hours of prep time worth the effort, it is the belief of the Auxiliary that if we can save one life or make a day on the water safer for a boater, it is all worth the effort! Thank you to Duane Treadon for submitting photos from the class. This weekend, Flotilla 12 will be participating in the Wildlife Heritage and Outdoors Festival at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. Stop by and see us! Other members will be traveling to Station Destin for the Winter Division Meeting. More on those next week. And as Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. Sign up for a future class or to learn more about being safe out on the water, please contact our public education staff of cer at FSO-PE@ uscgaux.net or check out our website at www.uscgaux.neta 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 UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton PHOTOS BY DUANE TREADON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFWC Capt. Tom Shipp and Lt. Seth Wagner, left, talk to the Safe Boating students last weekend. Flotilla 12s Mark Rosen, below, conducts the class. Crustacean Condominiums Two decades ago, Dr. Bill Lindberg of the University of Florida and I at Florida State collaborated on a Sea Grant study into crustacean reproductive strategies, by rst building an arti cial reef that would attract our target species. We chose the Stone Crab for obvious economic reasons and expected community support (or so we thought). I set to build what we thought would attract this crab after discussions with local crabbers in St. Marks and Cedar Key. Our presentation on the topic in Wakulla County was met with considerable push-back, ultimately informing us that if we tried, the shrimpers would drag the sites and destroy them. Taking the hint, we moved the research entirely to Cedar Key. We spent the rst summer building reef modules underwater out of broken cinderblock with a rebar mast in the middle. Mother nature pushed back as well, by sending us a hurricane that sat on the site for several days and buried it under three to six feet of sand. My father, a civil engineer, reminded us of Archimedes Law, that states that an object is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the displaced material it occupies. In this case it was concrete in sand. Our reefs were heavy and easily sunk. His design was a oating block that would ride over the sand that hurricanes move. The next winter I set to constructing reef modules or condominiums at the Hensen Wood & Hoe (HWH) cinderblock facility at Four Points, south of Tallahassee. The module contained holes on all lateral faces, elevated enough to keep the sand out and oat the unit on the sea oor. HWH donated more blocks and let us assemble wooden forms to contain surplus concrete. Each module cost us 50 cents each because of industry and student cooperation. Soon we had more than 250 modules, loaded up on several at bed railroad cars and shipped to Cedar Key. They were loaded on a barge and dropped at the same coordinates of the previous reef the next summer. For three years, we studied this reef underwater and found we could attract up to 10 crabs in our meter square module during the winter. During the summer, their residency was considerably less but more a matter of food limitations than mating strategies. Single modules developed a halo in the sand around them, where the crabs would forage during the night. All of the halos were roughly the same radius suggesting when they ran out of food in the sand in a comfortable distance from the protective module, they moved on. Assemblages of modules had the same radius out from the collective pile as the single module. The Crab Condominiums also attracted octopus occasionally, dispelling the crabs temporarily. Large sh also occupied the reefs suggesting a typical arti cial reef community would ultimately develop and our exclusive habitat would develop greater predatory pressure. I suggested a scare sh oating device that might chase octopus away, since we were farming the sea, but it was never tried. This research reef still oats on the sand today, just as productive as it was during our study, and still used by UF students to study reef dynamics. The results of our research are published under Florida Sea Grant Publications. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 13ABy BRANDON LARRABEETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Jan. 25 A key piece of Gov. Rick Scotts agenda fell into place this week, as lawmakers returned to the Capitol for a shortened week of committee work. With Monday marking the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Legislature didnt start its nal working week of January until Tuesday. But they had plenty to talk about, from what will become one of the more attention-grabbing parts of Scotts 2013 legislative agenda to what to do about landmark insurance legislation. And ethics reform and a new set of changes to pensions for state employees were also on deck. Meanwhile, there was also an ongoing series of questions from a newspaper about a dog that used to live at the Governors Mansion, but now doesnt. BIGGER CHECKS FOR TEACHERS? Throwing a bone to some of his most vocal critics, and hoping to fetch some good headlines at the same time, Scott spent most of the week promoting a plan to give every full-time public school teacher a $2,500 raise. Scott didnt mark exactly how the state would pay for the $480 million item. I believe in merit pay, I believe in measurement I believe in accountability, Scott told reporters Wednesday. Were going to continue to work on that, but right now the right thing to do is across the board pay raises for all of our full time teachers. The Florida Education Association, the largest teachers union in the state, didnt sniff at the proposal, but also didnt exactly wag their tails. FEA said it was encouraged while snarling about recent moves to require teachers and state employees to contribute 3 percent to their own retirement. But this is a step in the right direction because investing in public schools and the people who work in them is the way to create the workforce of the future, FEA President Andy Ford said in a statement issued following the announcement. This begins to repair the damage that has been done to our students and those who work in our schools. Republican lawmakers sent signals that they might not simply roll over for the proposal, with some voicing concern about the cost and that an across-the-board increase could undermine the progress toward paying teachers based on student performance. Everybody believes we need to nd a way to continue to fund our teachers and give them more resources, said House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel. I do believe that the Florida House has a pretty strong opinion with regard to how to fund it and certainly we believe merit pay is an area that we should be looking at very closely. Democrats said Scott was just looking to score political points. Its almost an affront to their intelligence, said Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach. Waving dollars after a clear anti-public education agenda and expecting to them to jump on the Scott bandwagon. Public educators know where he stands. DOG BITES MAN All this discussion of serious policy came against a backdrop of one of the stranger stories of recent months. The Tampa Bay Times a week ago had casually asked someone in the governors of ce what happened to a dog the governor adopted a while back. The dog, Reagan, is no longer living in the Governors Mansion, the newspaper was finally told after some initial dodging on the crucial matter. Critics of the governor howled that it was a ne thing to adopt the dog to get some good press and then get rid of it. But this week the Times reported that Reagan was a great communicator of his displeasure at being adopted by the governor. He barked at people and nally, the governors of- ce acknowledged, he bit someone. Not a grrreat addition to the mansion. So the Scotts returned the dog and its now living on a ranch somewhere. And its now called Pluto. DEVIL IN THE DETAILS There was another odd item this week. A guy said Satanists would be rallying for Gov. Scott at the Capitol because they like that he supported a bill allowing anyone including Satanists to lead prayers at schools. It turns out the man is trying to make a mocumentary but he and a couple other people showed up at the Capitol Friday wearing funny clothes and had their pictures taken. EXCHANGES AND ETHICS While they continued to chew on Scotts teacherpay proposal, lawmakers were also busy dealing with weightier issues, from how to deal with the federal health-care law of 2010 now certain to survive after President Barack Obamas re-election to how to keep legislators themselves on their best behavior. Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, and Jonathan Gruber, an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who consulted with the Obama Administration on the federal law, squared off in front of a Senate committee studying whether Florida should set up a healthinsurance exchange. Under the federal health law, each state will have such an exchange to act as a sort of online market where people will be able to shop for insurance coverage. Depending on income levels, many people will be eligible for subsidies to buy insurance through the exchange. Gruber said the best approach would be for Florida to let the federal government establish the exchange but enter a partnership in which the state could help determine the insurance choices available to residents. He said the states role doesnt have to be all or nothing. Let the federal government do the heavy lifting, let them do the programming, let them do the incredibly hard work, but dont abdicate your responsibility to your citizens to make sure theyre getting the best choices and to evaluate the choices that are made, to study that and learn over time, Gruber said. Cannon said he thinks the state should refuse to create an exchange. But he said even if lawmakers are interested in running an exchange, they should hold off on making a decision about the issue. Theres nothing in here for you but headache, Cannon said. But look, if you disagree, then I think the safest thing is to just take a waitand-see approach. Maybe wait a year, maybe wait two years. Let the federal government operate the exchange. Elsewhere, the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee unanimously approved a measure that supporters called the most expansive overhaul in decades of the rules that elected of cials have to follow. The bill (SPB 7006) would limit the jobs elected officials could take with state agencies, give the Ethics Commission more power to collect nes and strengthen con ict-of-interest laws. It would also strengthen rules against the revolving door by barring elected of cials from taking jobs with any rm that primarily lobbies or from representing anyone before executive agencies. You have a guy whos a presiding officer one year, doing agency budgets and controlling life or death of agencies and what they do and their programs, and the next year hes lobbying them? You know, one day after he leaves as speaker or president and hes going to lobby them? said Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, in a clear swipe at former House Speaker Dean Cannon -who has announced he will do so. A BLANK CHECK OR A MISSING PROBLEM? The w eek also brought more fallout from the Florida Supreme Courts decision upholding the state law requiring employees to pay into their own pensions. Standard & Poors and Moodys both gave the state a metaphorical pat on the head for the change. The budget relief for local governments will be signi cant at a time when weakened property valuations continue to negatively affect fiscal operations, a statement from Moodys said. The majority of local governments report personnel expenses as their largest expense. In a move that might have happened even without the decision, the House began a push to place all future state employees into a 401(k)-style retirement plan. The draft legislation would require all state employees hired after Jan. 1, 2014 to enter a de nedcontribution plan instead of the defined-benefit plan that most state workers currently join. Supporters say the plan will make the retirement plan more predictable and takes the state off the hook. There will no longer be a blank check written by the taxpayers, said House Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford. Critics of the measure say it could cost state taxpayers additional money, beginning with $150 million next year and escalating to $450 million within three years. The state would continue to pay until 2018, they said. We are looking at potentially billions of dollars in taxpayer revenue simply to x a system which were still not sure what the problem with that system is, said Rich Templin of the AFL-CIO. SUGAR LEASES NOT SO SWEET FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS Also this week, Scott and the Cabinet granted 30-year leases to a pair of sugar growers over the objections of environmental groups that urged the panel to approve much shorter terms for the tracts that drain into the Everglades. By unanimous vote, the panel approved the renewal of leases for Florida Crystals and A. Duda and Sons on separate tracts totaling more than 13,000 acres in the Everglades Agricultural Area. In exchange the companies have agreed to sell parcels that water management district of cials say they need now. Melissa Meeker, executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, told Cabinet members the lease deals were critical to ongoing negotiations between the district and the companies for tracts needed for shovel ready projects on parcels adjacent to land the state already owns that impact the Everglades and the Caloosahatchee River. You are considering what I consider the critical pieces of two distinct public interest projects, Meeker said. But environmentalists say the length of the leases is of particular concern. You are the landlord and it is your right and your duty to insist that the tenant maximize their efforts to reduce the impact of the land, said Audubon of Florida Executive Director Eric Draper. The lease extensions preclude your ability to insist upon that accountability. STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. 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Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn Jan. 20, a 29-year-old female victim from Tallahassee reported being robbed of her fast food meal in Crawfordville. The victim was collecting her Burger King meal when a suspect, who has been identified, ran between her vehicle and the drive through window and grabbed the food. The suspect ran to another vehicle following a brief struggle. Later, Leon County Sheriffs Of- ce deputies located the suspect vehicle in their jurisdiction. The suspect was transported to the Wakulla County line by LCSO and turned over to Deputy Clint Beam. The suspect told investigators that he pulled the prank on a dare. The 16-year-old male was charged with larceny and robbery by sudden snatching. He did not score enough points to be taken to the Juvenile Assessment Rehabilitation Center and was turned over to relatives. Deputy Marshall Taylor also investigated. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of ce this week: JANUARY 17 A 16-year-old Wakulla High School student was issued a civil citation after WHS Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson discovered marijuana hidden in his sock. The student reportedly smoked marijuana in the WHS bathroom and a maintenance person entered and smelled the burned marijuana. The marijuana weighed less than one gram. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated. John Wagoner of Crawfordville reported losing his wallet insert with an identi cation card, insurance card, photograph of a friend and a weapons permit. The victim does not know where the items were lost. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. A retail theft was reported at Dollar General in Panacea. A female subject entered the store, shopped and placed items inside a bag. The individual paid for $4 worth of items and ran out the door when asked by the clerk to open the bag. Evidence was collected at the scene. The bag contained $112 worth of merchandise. The woman left on foot but a search of the area was unsuccessful. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. John Oscar Nichols of Sopchoppy reported a grand theft. A trailer was stolen from the victims property. It is valued at $2,500. The victims property fence was cut and guard rails were also stolen. They were valued at $700. The trailer was recovered in the area but had been cut into pieces. Suspects have been identi ed. Deputy Cole Wells and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated. Melanie Black of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim reported receiving correspondence from a loan company about a loan she had not secured. The victims personal information was used to secure an $800 loan in November. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. JANUARY 18 Deputy Ian Dohme observed a road obstruction on Fire Escape Road in St. Marks. A at bed trailer was partially in the road and two tires were at. The tag was missing but the owner was identi- ed as Henry Wheeler of Zellwood. The deputy was unable to locate the trailer owner. The trailer was removed from the scene. Wesley Kester of Crawfordville was arrested for driving while license was suspended or revoked with knowledge after complaints were received regarding a reckless moped in the area of Spring Creek Highway. The subject was given a citation for DWLSR for the same type of incident a few weeks ago. Deputy Richard Moon investigated. JANUARY 19 Julie Haight of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A vacuum cleaner was stolen following a forced entry. Damage to the home was estimated at $20. Due to a door being left open, animals inside the home were secured after running loose around the neighborhood. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Robert Crowson of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle re. The vehicle was completely engulfed when Deputy Rachel Wheeler arrived. Wakulla re ghters extinguished the blaze. The victim smelled burning wires and observed smoke and fire coming from the front of the truck. The vehicle was a total loss. It was valued at $1,200. The victim also lost four dog tracking collars in the re. They were valued at $800. There were no injuries. Brice Clarson of Crawfordville reported a retail theft at Mashes Sands BP. A teenage male was allegedly observed stealing pastry and sausage without paying for them. The stolen items were valued at $2.58. Evidence was collected at the scene. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Clint Beam investigated. Kelsee Marie Taylor, 20, of Crawfordville was involved in a traf c crash at River of Life Church in Crawfordville. The victim struck a deer with her vehicle. Only minor damage to the vehicle was reported and there were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated a grass re on Warbird Drive in Panacea. Wakulla re ghters extinguished the blaze where it caught two sections of a vacant lot on re. Evidence was collected at the scene. There was no property damage. JANUARY 20 Meagan Jenkins of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Four windows of her van were broken. Damage was estimated at $800. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. Deputy Katie Deal recovered personal property on Highway 267 near Wakulla Station. The wallet contained information for a woman in Naylor, Ga., as well as personal items. Deputy Ian Dohme made a number of calls in an attempt to locate the victim but was unsuccessful. The property was collected and held at the WCSO until the owner can be located. Nathaniel Cole Holder, 22, of Crawfordville was stopped for speeding in Crawfordville by Deputy Nick Gray. Once Deputy Gray ran Holders information through his data base he discovered that the suspects license was revoked due to being a habitual offender. Holder was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. A 14-year-old student and a 16-year-old student were observed by School Resource Of cer Deputy Scott Rojas walking on the roof of Wakulla Middle School. No damage to the school could be located. The two boys were required to report to their School Resource Of- cers on Tuesday, Jan. 22 where they received civil citations for trespassing in lieu of arrest. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Sgt. Danny Harrell also investigated. JANUARY 21 Virginia McCord of Tallahassee reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of an exterior heating and air conditioning unit from a Crawfordville home. The home is owned by a nancial institution and McCord is a property inspector. The unit is valued at $2,500. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. The WCSO received a number of items from the Wal-Mart lost and found. The items where ownership could be con rmed were returned to the owners. Other items where ownership could not be confirmed were turned over to the WCSO Property Division for destruction. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. Kimberly Lynn Brown, 42, of Crawfordville and Jamie Allen Peterson, 22, of Crawfordville were involved in a two vehicle traffic crash in front of Jerrys Bait and Tackle near Wakulla Station. Both drivers were injured and transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Wakulla EMS. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. Gary Conger of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed but no items were reported missing. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. JANUARY 22 Jan Colvin of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at Wakulla Title. The victim parked her vehicle at the establishment and returned four days later to find that her tires were flat. Damage was estimated at $400. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. Tara Collins of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse fr om Smart Style at Wal-Mart. While Sgt. Jeremy Johnston was investigating the case, a janitor retrieved the missing purse from the ladies room. The victim reported the loss of $30. The investigation continues into a person of interest. JANUARY 23 Elma Bodie-Cooper of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. The burglary occurred during the middle of the night and $1,634 worth of property was reported missing from the vehicle including jewelry, currency and miscellaneous personal items. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Berney Barwick of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Several items were removed from the victims shed including tools and electric motors. The property is valued at $430. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Jessica Wild of Tallahassee reported the theft of her cell phone while shopping at Wal-Mart. The victim placed the phone on a dog food bag and picked up another item that was nearby. When she returned, the phone was missing. The phone was valued at $400. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated. Cindy Gordon of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim had a cell phone account opened in her name without authorization. A suspect, who was identi ed, returned a phone owned by the victim although the phone was returned damaged. More than $250 worth of charges was amassed on the account. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 987 calls for service during the past week including 15 residential and business alarms; 64 citizen contacts; 13 disturbances; 17 E-911 abandoned cell calls; 8 e-911 abandoned calls; 19 regular E-911 calls; 47 investigations; 48 medical emergencies 357 residential and business security checks; 35 special details; 12 suspicious people 44 traf c enforcements; 129 traf c stops; and 13 reckless vehicles.Special to The NewsFormer Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum and Sheriff Charlie Creel have successfully acquired the contract to clean up trash along the sides of state roads in Wakulla County. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 15AFrom Page 6AI trim my hair every four months, which is enough to keep it healthy and remove split ends. I grow my hair until it reaches the bend of my arm, then cut it to my collarbone to make the required 10 inches so even at its shortest, I still have shoulder length hair. And its fun to have different hair styles through the various lengths as my hair grows out. Im too old to donate my hair or I dye my hair are other reasons some people dont donate. Im in my 50s and have a white-haired friend in her 70s who donates! Gray/white hair is separated and used to make adult wigs, which are sold with proceeds helping provide wigs for children. And its okay to give dyed hair as long as its not bleached. See the guidelines below. Locks of Love guidelines: The minimum length for a donation is 10 inches, measured tip to tip, in a ponytail or braid. Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches; shorter hair is separated and used. Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable. Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair. Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid. Hair that is shaved or swept off of the oor is not usable. We cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair. Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches. Additional information is available online at lockso ove.org. Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to nancially disadvantaged children 18 and younger with medical hair loss. These custom- tted hair prosthetics are provided free of charge or on a sliding scale to children whose families meet the Locks of Love Board of Directors guidelines. Maybe you or someone you know will consider making this a new lifestyle, too! Blessings, BetsyRev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig recently moved to Wakulla County. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served as Pastor, Associate Regional Minister, Police Chaplain and Hospice Chaplain.Heavens to Betsy: Not a hairstyle, but a lifestyleFREE HAIRCUTS For Locks of Love Donors will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 8 p.m., at Dazzles Hair Studio, 158 Ochlockonee St., in Crawfordville. Call for an appointment: (850) 9266772. PHOTO BY SUE DAMONSunrise at Shell PointShell Point resident Sue Damon sent in this stunning photograph of sunrise at the beach as a shorebird ies through the halo of the sun. 5K CUPID DASH 1 MILE FIT FOR LOVE WALK1ST ANNUALRegister for the 5K Cupid Dash, go to RACEIT.COM RACE CHECK IN 7AMFor more information email WakullaValentine@gmail.com 15th Annual 15th Annual Valentine Celebration & Parade Valentine Celebration & Parade Frances Casey Lowe, P.A. Bevis Funeral Home Harvey-Young Chapel Ray s Kayaks & Excursions, LLC A FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY OF F UN AND ENTERTAIN MENT A FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY OF F UN AND ENTERTAIN MENT Grand Marshal Nigel Bradham Grand Marshal Nigel BradhamSATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013 HUDSON PARK Saved By Grace Jewelry Bill & Marilyn Holkham Linda s Concessions Signal Q Specialties Natural Good Stuff Moon Dog Art Glass Tee & Me Beads & Great Beadginnings Safeway Water by SLMCO Pelt & Miller Creations Salt Springs Treasures Gatortrax Services, LLC Billie Jo Williams Restoration Place Inc. Snicklefritz Bottoms, Tops & Bows Fairytales Weddings & Special Event Services Haute Art Janet Creel Wakulla SOE Comfort Foods Klown Kapers Inc. Earring Alure.com Southern Flooring Wilma s Place Body Art Fusion Clark s Berry Farm Sopchoppy Homemakers Club Ashley s Hair Bows & Personalized Jewelry Wakulla Historical Society Students United For Americas Tooth Fairy CHAT Adoption CenterMusical Performances Studio 88 Dancers Shepherd Creek Band Brianna Harvey Coast Charter School Tiger-Rock Martial Arts Demonstrations AND MOREVendors Entertainment Thank You To Our Sponsors! Come Out & Enjoy the Celebration Come Out & Enjoy the Celebration Grand Marshal Nigel Bradham Grand Marshal Nigel Bradham PARADE AT 10 AM Anytime Fitness Rainbow International Regions Contractors, Inc. Rotary International Saved by Grace Jewelry Wakulla Area Times The Wakulla News Keep Wakulla County Beautiful Wakulla County 4-HJam 4 Camp Brian C. English, CHFC CLTC Senior Partner William F. Versiga, Financial Rep Joseph E. Morgan Electrical Contractor Inspired Technologies Inc. Auto Trim Design & Signs Homestead Imprinted Sportsware Big Bend Hospice GWTC Road ID Walgreens erts predict that within 100 yea ources will become scarce. Clim r the planet. And the habitats th forever. pport our mission to protect the make a difference that lasts, join onto www.nature.org today or


Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comThe cold and u season has arrived with a vengeance in Wakulla County, recent spring like weather notwithstanding. The symptoms range from the inconvenient to extreme discomfort. One universal symptom is respiratory distress. It is bad enough to feel achy and endure a temperature, but the stuffed head and chest creates abject misery in the unlucky sufferer. Fortunately, early 21st century medical options will relieve many of the respiratory symptoms until the virus runs its course. Every retailer and pharmacy has shelves lined with the latest approved treatments for this seasonal plague. One of the favorite treatments with a long standing reputation for effectiveness at relieving stuffiness is camphorbased rubs and inhalers. The positive effects are immediate, but the rubs must be liberally applied to sustain the result. Camphor oil, the basis for the seasonal respiratory relief, is the product of camphor trees which can be found on many old homesteads in Wakulla County. This exotic tree is native to east Asia where it has a long history as a highly prized resource. In the early days of sea travel and international trade, the camphor trees products were quickly recognized by enterprising European explores as a revenue source. The spice cinnamon is derived from its bark. Camphor lumber was the material of choice for sea chest and other storage containers for clothing and textiles. It has the enviable trait of repelling moths and it resists the decaying effect of seawater on wood. History does not record which explorer got the idea for using the decongestant features of camphor. It could be reasonably assumed it was a lucky happenstance of a seaman suffering a head cold who, out of desperation, sought out a local medical arts practitioner. The conversation may have gone something like this: Ive got a bad head cold, doctor, said the sailor. Crush two handfuls of these leaves under your nose, breathe deeply and call me in the morning, said the doctor. It worked. The reputation of camphor spread rapidly based on the positive results. Over time camphor trees were planted in colonies with latitudes relatively near the equator. It was better to have a local source of leaves rather than waiting for the next shipment. Camphor trees reached the southeastern U.S. in the early 18th century. Most plantations and remote homesteads had at least one tree. Camphor leaves easily t into the practice of using a poultice for medical purposes. A poultice is a small bag suspended from the neck of the patient as a means of administering a treatment. Local folk medicine varied from place to place. Some treatments were just pungent and some were absolutely repulsive, but most contained camphor leaves. Today camphor trees in Wakulla County are relics of a long past self-reliant lifestyle. In Florida the camphor tree is treated as an invasive plant and can produce thickets which choke out native vegetation. Its fruit is attractive to birds and can spread rapidly. To learn more about camphor trees in Wakulla County, contact your UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension Of ce at 850-926-3931 or http://wakulla.ifas.ufl. edu. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931.Camphor trees are a relic of self-reliant past Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCamphor tree trunks, above. Camphor leaves and buds, left. 926-9802 www.shepardaccounting.com SHEPARD ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICEA Certified Public Accounting FirmMitzi, Lorra, Jessica Celebrating DONT DELAY, COME BY AND SEE US OR CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT We always look at last years tax return at no charge.ELECTRONIC FILING BEGINS JANUARY 30!INDIVIDUAL TAXBUSINESS TAX ALWAYS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ALWAYS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS COMPETITIVE PRICESMention this Ad for a discount


Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013sports news and team views SportsBy CONNOR HARRISONwakullasports.comThe Wakulla War Eagles boys basketball team faced the Rickards Raiders on Thursday, Jan. 24, and it ended with the Raiders letting the clock run off, leaving the final score 52-40. At halftime the score was 24-15, with Rickards holding on to the lead. Wakulla outscored the Raiders in the third quarter, but only by two points; 14 to 12. The War Eagles didnt have enough depth to keep outscoring the Raiders. As they went deeper into the game, Wakulla started showing signs of fatigue, letting Rickards outscore them 16 to 11. The closest that this game got, after the rst quarter that is, was in the third quarter with about four and a half minutes remaining and the game was tied at 24. By the end of the third quarter the score was 36 to 29, in favor of the Raiders. After breaking the tie with the War Eagles, the Raiders never looked back and held the lead all the way to the nal buzzer. The game started off fast, with each team scoring quickly scoring a basket each, leaving the game tied at 2. After this fast start, the pace slowed down momentarily, but that didnt last too long. The free throw shooting began rather early not even halfway through the rst quarter. Rickards started off rst from the free throw line with 5:26 left in the first quarter, and the Raider shooter made the first one, but missed the next one. Wakulla nally got on to the free throw line about halfway through the rst quarter. Bryson Beverly sank the rst attempt but couldnt get the second one in. Once again, the Raiders were headed back to the free throw line to take a couple of shots, and they took full advantage of that opportunity and nailed both of them. The game was pretty close in the low scoring rst quarter, leaving the score at 10-7, Rickards up. In the second quarter, the Raiders went on a 6-0 run to start the second, putting them ahead 16-7. Wakulla nally got the chance to score by means of a foul. At the free-throw line was Sheldon Johnson, who made the rst one, but put too much power into the second one and it bounced off the backboard. The ball was rebounded by Corion Knight who was fouled when he got the ball, giving Knight the chance to put up a couple of points. Knight got the rst one, but couldnt quite get the second one to fall. Rickards called a timeout with 3:43 left in the half, and the score was 16-9 with the Raiders leading. Before the half was over, Rickards was able to put up some points in a hurry, scoring eight points in about two minutes. The War Eagles did some scoring on their own as well, putting up six points. This left the score at 24-15. Wakulla came out of the half on re, putting up a 9-0 run, eventually tying the game at 24 with four and a half minutes left in the third quarter. The Raiders stopped Wakullas run and put up 5 quick points until Rickards fouled Dontavius White. White went to the free-throw line and missed the first one, but made up for it by making the next one. Shortly thereafter Wakulla was fouled again, this time Patrick Harvey went to the line con dent and sunk both of his attempts. Beverly followed up with a layup to cut the lead to two. This is as close as it would get for the remainder of the game as the Raiders pulled far enough away that Wakulla didnt have a chance to comeback. This game ended district play, it also left the War Eagles winless in their district.BASKETBALLWar Eagles fall to Rickards, go winless in district WRESTLERS: Wakulla War Eagles Wrestling team defends the City Championships Title. Up next is Districts at RMS this Saturday at noon.PHOTO BY ROBERT DOUIN/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS PHOTO BY CONNOR HARRISON/WAKULLASPORTS.COMSheldon Johnson makes a strong drive to the basket. Now located in Wakulla Financial Center.2190 Crawfordville Hwy.RGVI.com facebook.com/RogersGunterVaughnInsurance @RGVIWakulla Insurance Agency is a subsidiary of Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance. WAKULLA INSURANCE AGENCY WERE ALL ABOUT YOU!Risk reduction advisors providing: facebook.com/R Wakulla Insurance A g enc y i


Page 2B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, 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. Friday, Feb. 1 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, Feb. 2 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. NORTH FLORIDA BUTTON CLUB, member of National Button Society, will meet at 11 a.m. at the Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe. For more information, call Sherrie Alverson at 926-7812 or Don or Barbara Lanier at 729-7594, or email bardon56@aol.com, or Linda Wood at 899-0025. Sunday, Feb. 3 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, Feb. 4 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. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP will be held at 1 p.m. at Lake Ellen Baptist Church. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. Tuesday, Feb. 5 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, Feb. 6 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, Feb. 7 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 EventsFriday, Feb. 1 FOURTH ANNUAL CRAWFORDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILI COOK OFF will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. 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. Wakulla High School and Wakulla Middle Schools jazz bands will entertain the crowd. 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 Spring and the Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance. The band will be Rockertoe. The caller will be Richard Hopkins. Admission is $10 and proceeds 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. BOOK SALE EXTRAVAGANZA will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be thousands of books, audio, video and more. Monetary donations arent required, but are appreciated. Proceeds bene t childrens programs at the library. ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION will be held at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea from 3 to 5 p.m. It will feature work from the Apalachee Bay Fire Station Art Group. Watercolor is the medium of choice for most of the painters, but several also use acrylics. EXPEDITION FLORIDA 500 will hold an ocean clean up from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Dickerson Bay. A community paddle will follow at the St. Marks Lighthouse from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Following this, there will be a question and answer event with Team XF500 and Secretary of State Ken Detzner at 2 p.m. Expedition Florida 500 (XF500) is a 365-day exploration of Floridas coastline, waterways and aquatic ecosystem as seen through the eyes of the waterman. FISH FRY BENEFIT AND YARD SALE will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Panacea Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds will go to help Keaton Floweres, who was born on Nov. 20, 2012, with Esophageal Atresia, and has been in a hospital in Gainesville since then. Once released he will have to keep his feeding tube. His mother and grandmother have been out of work to care for him. This bene t will help with his medical expenses. 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.Upcoming EventsSaturday, 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. 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. Tuesday, Feb. 12 WAKULLA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. In addition to its regular business, the agenda will include approval of rates and grant applications. Friday, Feb. 15 EVENING OF RAGTIME DELIGHTS featuring the ragtime pianist Bob Milne will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wakulla Springs Lodge. Proceeds will bene t NAMI Wakulla. Tickets are $35 and include a buffet dinner of roast beef, turkey, salad, vegetables, dessert and drink. Call 926-1033 for tickets. Saturday, Feb. 16 JAMS AND JELLIES FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. 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. PHOTO TOUR ON THE WAKULLA RIVER will be held at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Space is limited to 25 participants. Call (850) 561-7286 to make a reservation. The cost of the tour is $10 for adults and $7 for children (ages 12 and under). Government Meetings Monday, Feb. 4 COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular board meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers. Monday, Feb. 11 SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will hold a workshop at 3:30 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 5:45 p.m. in the School Board Room, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville. SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. Wednesday, Feb. 13 RESTORE ACT ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. at the TCC Wakulla Center, located at the north entrance of Centennial Bank, Crawfordville.By SCOTT JOYNER Library DirectorThere is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, of ce, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration. -Andrew Carnegie Due to the Book Extravaganza and Tax Prep this Saturday parking may be a bit of an issue. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Book Extravaganza this Weekend Our rst Book Extravaganza of the year is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in our Main Meeting Room. As always, we have thousands of books, video and audio (including boxes of old school vinyl LPs, remember them?) available for your browsing pleasure. While monetary donations are not required, please remember that all funds raised go directly towards the Friends of the Library to help offset needed library expenses. There is always a line of people waiting to be let in each time we hold a Book Extravaganza so please come early to get the best materials. The Friends of the Library wants you! Speaking of the Friends, they are always looking for new energetic members to help raise funds and help the library grow. Please come by the front desk for sign up information or email friendswakullalibrary@ gmail.com. You can do anything from helping man a table at community events, to volunteering at fundraisers, to taking a less active role and simply supporting the Friends monetarily. The Friends are dedicated to helping the library grow and become the best library in the area, but need your help to do so please join up today! AARP Tax Prep Begins Saturday The AARP returns to the library for their annual tax preparation assistance this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in our computer lab. This free service is intended for low to medium income lers, with special attention paid to those over 50 years of age. This service will be held each Saturday and Thursday mornings throughout tax season. This is a first-come, rst-served program, so please be prepared for a bit of a wait.Library News... Contra Dance at the Lodge from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wildlife and Outdoors Festival at St. Marks Refuge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expedition Florida 500 Q&A at 2 p.m. at St. Marks Lighthouse. Art Exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wakulla Welcome Center. SaturdaySaturdaySaturdaySaturday Week Week in inWakulla akullaWakulla akulla Email your community events to jjensen@thewakullanews.net


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(800)843-7537 www .sunset ranches.com FREE ESTIMATES 850-889 -0989 Licensed and Insured #CCC1328414 www.a2zroof.com 5520-0131 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: J & M Automotive at 2148 Sopchoppy Hwy. Sopchoppy, Florida, 32358 with a mailing address of 97 Syfrette Creek Rd., Sopchoppy, Florida, 32358 desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 24th day of January, 2013 /s/ James L. Trowell January 31, 2013 5521-0131 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF INTENT TO CHANGE RULE CHAPTER AND TITLE:School Board Policy 6.60* Transportation Employee Drug and Alcohol Tresting PURPOSE AND EFFECT:To reflect legislative requirements and district procedures. LEGAL AUTHORITY:1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes LAWS IMPLEMENTED:112.0455, 440.102, 101.43, 1012.45, Florida Statutes, 349 CFR Parts 382 & 391, Federal Highway Administration ECONOMIC IMPACT:None REVISION ORIGINATED BY:Beth ODonnell Assistant Superintendent for Instruction REVISION APPROVED BY:Robert Pearce, Superintendent of Schools IF REQUESTED WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD TIME:5:45 p.m. PLACE:Administrative Offices Wakulla County School Board 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida 32327 DATE:March 11, 2013 A COPY OF THE PROPOSED REVISION MAY BE OBTAINED AT COST FROM: Wakulla County School Board Post Office Box 100 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100 January 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 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. Dated this 11th day of December, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 24 & 31, 2013 5522-0207 TWN vs. Taff, George, Jr. Case No. 12-21CA Amended Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 12-21CA Centennial Bank as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank, Plaintiff, vs. George S. Taff, Jr, Dana L. Taff, a/k/a Dana Taff, Paradise Village of Shell Point Homes Association, Inc. and Tallahassee Leon Federal Credit Union, Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Wakulla County, Floridaw, described as: Lot 33, Paradise Village of Shell Point unit 1, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page (s) 13 and 14, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 5B 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 CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: January 11, 2013 (Court Seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 24 & 31, 2013 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) 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. 5508-0131 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 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 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 receiving 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 5519-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 029 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN AND SHARON W RYANthe 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 #192Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #: 23-4S-02W-064-02020-016ELLENWOOD SUB M-50C LOT 16 OR 183 P 780 & OR 216 P 265 Name in which assessedWALTER B DICKSON 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. 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Page 6B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com 2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices 5512-02251 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 022 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RYANthe 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 #491Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #: 24-5S-02W-000-02974-00024-5S-2W P-7-M-53D PARCEL LYING N OF OTTER LAKE RD & W OF US 98 & IN THE W 1/2 OF SEC 24 OR 49 P 899 OR 105 P 949,950 Name in which assessedJER BE LOU DEV CORP 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 15th day of March, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 5513-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 023 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RYANthe 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 #493Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #: 24-5S-02W-000-02974-014LYING IN THE W1/2 OF THE NW1/4 P-7-14-M-53D Name in which assessedJER BE LOU DEV CORP 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December 2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 5514-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 024 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RYANthe 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 #432Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #: 23-5S-02W-123-02816-018TWIN LAKES ESTATES U1 BLOCK A LOT 18 OR 46 P 601 5515-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2012 TXD 025 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RY ANthe 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 #534Year of Issuance2009 Description of Property: Parcel #: 01-6S-02W-147-03576-C02TARPINE BLK C LOT 2 OR 59 P 50 & OR 67 P 480-492 Name in which assessedPANACEA COASTAL PROP INC 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December 2012Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 5516-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 026 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RYANthe holder of the following certifi5517-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 027 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RYANthe 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 #492Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #: 24-5S-02W-000-02974-00224-5S-2W P-7-2-M-53D LYING IN W 1/2 OF SEC 24 OR 265 P 749 & OR 289 P 147 Name in which assessedJER BE LOU DEV CORP 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December 2012Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 5518-0221 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2012 TXD 028 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatJOHN J RYAN & SHARON W RYANthe 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 #1885Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #: 00-00-046-000-09857-003LOT 46 HS P-1-3-M-12 PARTLY IN E 1/2 AND PARTLY IN W 1/2 OF LOT 46 OR 48 P 971 Name in which assessedWALTER B DICKSON 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December 2012Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Name in which assessedJER BE LOU DEV CORP 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December2012 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy ClerkClerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 cate 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 #491Year of Issuance2009 Description of Property: Parcel #: 26-5S-02W-000-03550-00026-5S-2W P -2-M-54 LYING IN E 1/2 OF SEC 26 OR 185 P 782 & OR 485 P 756 Name in which assessedPANACEA COASTAL PROP INC 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 March, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this5thday of December2012 Signature: Brent X. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Page 7B 1. GEOGRAPHY: The island state of Bahrain lies in what body of water? 2. HISTORY: In what year did Germany invade Poland? 3. CARTOONS: What is the name of Donald Ducks girlfriend? 4. NATURAL WORLD: What part of the cotton plant is known as the boll? 5. MOVIES: Which actor produced and starred in Bonnie and Clyde? 6. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, which god is associated with winged sandals? 7. MILITARY: In Great Britain, what is the Victoria Cross awarded for? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of porcupines called? 9. ENTERTAINERS: What famous singer/songwriter was born with the name Stevland Judkins? 10. MUSIC: According to the song, where does Johnny B. Goode live? 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Persian Gulf 2. 1939 3. Daisy 4. Seed pod 5. Warren Beatty 6. Hermes, messenger of the gods 7. Valor in the face of the enemy 8. A prickle 9. Stevie Wonder 10. Louisiana YOUR AD HERE Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints


Saturday, Feb. 2, the Godby-PreSeason game at Chiles at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, season opener at home against Florida High at 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at home against Franklin County at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, JV Tourn. vs. Lincoln, at Godby at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, JV Tourn. vs. TBA at Godby, time TBA. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at home against Lincoln at 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at home against North Florida Christian at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Chiles at 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at home against Rickards at 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at North Florida Christian at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Leon at 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Suwannee at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, Leon JV Tourn. at Leon, time TBA. Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, January 31, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comWakulla High Schools Girls Weightlifting attended the District Qualifying Meet in Altha on Wednesday Jan. 9, and had eight of 13 girls advance to the Regional Finals. The Regional Finals were held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Panama City Arnold where four girls advanced to the State Finals which will be held in Kissimmee. The four girls who advanced are Ashley Stevens, Cristen Brown, Charity Wilson, and Leah Kennedy. By AMY LEESpecial to The NewsWakulla High School is proud to announce the 2013 Lady War Eagles Softball Teams. The Varsity team members are Amber Bryant, Michael Cooper, Kelbi Davis, Courtney Flowers, Shelby Harrell, Kayla Hussey, Ashley Laird, Kenzie Lee, Chris Romanus, Meghan Sarvis and Amber Winkler. The junior varsity team members are Chase Davis, Adrianna Graham, Natalie Henderson, Micahlyn Jeziorski, Kayla Lanier, Ciara Sanders, Mia Simmons, KK Taylor, Libby Sutton, Becca Weirback and Mallory Whaley. Varsity Coaches are Tom Graham and Sally Wheeler; J.V. Coach is Sara Lovestrand and Team Manager is Colbi King. The Booster Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the team: Capital Truck Inc., Comprehensive Energy Solutions, Elite Sporting Goods, FSU Credit Union, Gene Lambert, Gowdy Farms, Harrison Bail Bonds, K&S Food Mart, Ken Davis Construction & Roo ng, Law Of ce of David Kemp, M&L Plumbing, Momma Js Tattooz, Newmans Auto Air, Pow-Pows Lockout Service, Prodigy Design Solutions, Rock Solid Design & Construction, Spider Hunting Gear, Welch Land Development, AAAA Maxeys Night Owl Bail Bonds, Best Western Wakulla Inn & Suites, Drs. Carey & Jones D.D.S., Faith Hughes D.V.M. & Bobby Inlow, Frances Casey Lowe P.A., Lees Skybox, Noshoe Firearms, Pigott Asphalt and Sitework and Pepsi Refreshment Services. Special to The NewsThree Wakulla Middle School wrestlers traveled to Fleming Island to compete at the North Florida Championships in wrestling. There were 14 teams represented at the tournament, which consisted of the best middle school wrestlers in north Florida, and WMS finished ninth overall. Brandon Walker and Zach Robison both took silver medals for finishing in second place, while Walker Creech took rst place becoming the North Florida Champion. Walker Creech was also voted the Most Outstanding Light-weight at the tournament by the coaches whose teams were represented at the tournament.GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTINGSPECIAL TO THE NEWS4 head to state meetAshley Stevens, Cristen Brown, Charity Wilson and Leah Kennedy.WRESTLINGWMS nishes 9th at tourneyZach Robison, Coach Joey Vernon, Walker Creech and Brandon Walker SOFTBALLSeason about to get underwayUpcoming softball schedule: Law Oce Est. 1998 Foreclosures Creditor/Debtor Business Law17 High Drive, Suite C Courthouse Square Crawfordville, Florida Attorney-at Law Certified Circuit Court Mediator Rick Bender The Man without a Face Rick Bender The Man without a FaceBender lost a third of his jaw, from chewing tobacco.Bender, a former semi-pro baseball player provides an inspiring presentation about the dangers of tobacco use and how it is affecting not only adults but hundreds of our youth in Wakulla County.Please join us for this very important presentation. Refreshments provided. Tobacco Cessation information and class schedule will be available.Wakulla County Public LibraryTuesday, February 12 at 6:30pm. For Questions, please contact Tonya Hobby at 926-0400. Tobacco Free Florida Wakulla County Students Working Against Tobacco Students Working Against Tobacco & Wakulla County Health Department presents FREE and open to the public. All ages. Subscribe to your local newspaper! Just $31 per year in Wakulla County $42 per year in Florida $44 per year out of state Please Go To www.thewakullanews.com and click on subscribeorCall877-401-6408 Looking for Looking for the latest the latest Local News? Local News? LOCAL NEWSThe Wakulla Newswww.thewakullanews.com