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Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 6th Issue Thursday, February 7, 2013 T w o S e c t i o n s Two Sections 7 5 C e n t s 75 Cents k h h k l l h P u b l i s h e d W e e k l y R e a d D a i l y Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaPublic Notices .................................................................Page 3A The Opinion Page ...........................................................Page 4A Church.............................................................................Page 6A Obituaries .......................................................................Page 7A Community .....................................................................Page 8A School .............................................................................Page 9A Outdoors ......................................................................Page 10A Water Ways ...................................................................Page 11A Sports.............................................................................. Page 12A Sheriffs Report ............................................................. Page 14A Natural Wakulla ............................................................Page 16A Taking Care of Business ...................................................Page 1B Week in Wakulla...............................................................Page 2B Weekly Roundup ............................................................. Page 4B Thinking Outside the Book.............................................Page 6B Classi eds ....................................................................... Page 7B Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 7B Comics .............................................................................Page 9B INDEX OBITUARIES Joseph Claiborne Barry Jr. John Cecil Byrd Edward Jackson ‘Jack’ Colter Christopher Donald Manley (Burgess) Floyd deMontmollin Sr. Lawrence Stone Jamison Stephen ‘Steve’ Sarvis Businessman Joe Barry diesPromoter of Wakulla County eco-tourism and developer of Inn at WildwoodBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netBusinessman Joe Barry, who became a force in Wakulla County with his realty company and Inn at Wildwood, died last week after a lengthy illness. He was remembered as a kind man who cared deeply for others and was always willing to help. He was also recalled as someone who sincerely loved Wakulla County and saw the potential for its promotion as a destination for eco-tourism. To that end, he and several partners built the Inn at Wildwood in 2005 as part of that vision. The dream would end badly … the real estate bubble burst in 2007 and brought down the economy, and Barry and his partners would lose the hotel in a foreclosure in 2009. Filmmaker Robert Seidler, who shared Barrys vision of a green future for Wakulla, called Barry an innovator, adding that like a lot of innovators, he didnt reap the bene“ ts. He was probably 10 years too early,Ž Seidler said of Barrys push for Wakulla as a green destination. He was a visionary character for this county,Ž Seidler said. The bigest thing: he got where the real value in Wakulla County lies … natural resources. The Inn at Wildwood re” ected that.Ž The Rev. Bob Huguenin, an Anglican priest who spoke at Barrys funeral on Saturday at Culleys Funeral Home in Tallahassee, remembered Barry as a wonderful organizer and tremendous fundraiser. He did such a service for Rotary and United Way. He did things like organize groups to build handicapped ramps.Ž He also helped Huguenin with his prison ministry, helping supply money for books and materials for inmates, and gave some inmates jobs when they got out. He never bragged to anybody about the things he did,Ž Huguenin said, adding that much of what Barry did for people in the community may not be known. When he found a person … usually a poor person, an elderly lady, who needed a hot water heater or something … hed send his guys over there to make sure it got done. Fix the hot water heater or roof or door or whatever. He was a pretty good guy,Ž he said. Turn to Page 3A FILE PHOTOJoe Barry, right, with Stacie Phillips at the Inn at Wildwoods grand opening in November 2005.Creel settles inBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netA town hall meeting held in Panacea last Friday to discuss the possibility of a garbage sorting facility coming to town caused quite a stir. Local business owner Ronald Fred Crum called the meeting to allow residents to voice their opinion and ask questions about the potential new business. About 60 people “ lled the backroom of Poseys Steam Room on Jan. 31 to hear from Columbia Technologies Inc. President Paul Yatsko and and learn about his material recovery facility (MRF). Yatsko said the idea to locate the facility in Wakulla County came because of his relationship with Tallahassee Community College and its Wakulla Environmental Institute. There is a need for specialized workers for his company. The whole point of the MRF is to not put trash in a land“ ll. We arent a land“ ll,Ž Yatsko said. We dont compete with land“ lls.Ž Trucks would drive trash to this facility and it would be sorted into nine or 10 categories of recyclable materials. Yatsko said the facility would also make re-engineered fuel. Crum said he heard about Yatsko and his business and reached out to him to learn about the positives and negatives of having the facility in Panacea. There were a lot more positives than negatives,Ž Crum said. Yatkso said there would be 67 jobs available at Columbia Technologies. Crum said he has been looking for ways to help the fishermen in the county and this could be a possibility. Youve got to give these people some hope,Ž Crum said. The negatives would be the increase in trucks on the roadways and the possible smell. The location Yatsko expressed interest in is Southpointe Industries property located at 872 Coastal Highway in Panacea. Several people expressed concern over that location because it sits on a wetland. Local business owner Steve Fults was given a chance to speak at the meeting and expressed his opposition to the project.Turn to Page 3AGarbage sorting facility in Panacea?New sheri says transition has been smooth Idea stirs controversy; not clear if support is thereBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netIt has been a month since Sheriff Charlie Creel took over the reigns at the sheriffs of“ ce and so far it has been a smooth ride. I basically just changed of“ ces,Ž Sheriff Creel says. After Creel received the majority of votes in the Nov. 6 election over Maurice Langston, then-sheriff Donnie Crum offered him an of“ ce at the sheriffs of“ ce and allowed him to sit in on important meetings, which made for an easy transition, Creel says. Im just excited to be here,Ž Creel says. I love coming to work.Ž He also had a transition team come in to look at the organization of the entire of“ ce and perform a review from the top to the bottom. One of the major things he learned from that report was how much money is saved because of the work of the maintenance department. This department is a team of four who serve as carpenters, auto mechanics, plumbers, electricians, painters, etc. They are a jack of all trades,Ž Creel says. I cant say enough about these guys.Ž To learn even more about where money is being saved, and possibly, where money is being wasted, a budget and inventory audit is currently being performed. I want to see if we can improve in any areas,Ž Creel said. Under my watch, we arent going to waste money.Ž He commended Mary Dean Barwick, the sheriffs of“ ce “ nance director, for her control of the budget. She runs a tight ship,Ž he says. Shes a saver.Ž Barwick says the trick is keeping the spenders in line. Creel says he plans to always be involved in the budget and know where the money is going. He reviews and signs all purchase order requests, no matter the dollar amount.Prior to the budget meetings with the county commission, Creel says he plans to sit down with each commissioner individually and go through the sheriffs of“ ce budget. Turn to Page 13A JENNIFER JENSEN JENNIFER JENSEN JENNIFER JENSENDozens of Panacea residents turned out for the town hall meeting at Poseys Steam Room. Columbia Technologies President Paul Yatsko addresses the crowd about the possible facility. The shuttered building in Panacea being discussed as possible location. Panacea businessman Steve Fults, who publicly opposed the garbage sorting facility locating there, has a contract to purchase the property. FILE PHOTOSheriff Charlie Creel Historic home is reduced to rubbleBetty GreenThe Opinion Page, 4A


Page 2A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThis year marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leons arrival in Florida in 1513. To celebrate this milestone, one man has set out on his own adventure of discovery. On Jan. 1, Justin Riney of Vero Beach left Pensacola to begin a 365-day exploration of Floridas coastline and waterways via paddleboard called Expedition Florida 500 or XF500. Riney said he and his team, which consists of people from his organization Mother Ocean, Quicksilver and other organizations, wanted to celebrate Floridas history and use this event to raise awareness about preserving and protecting its waterways. XF500 has partnered with Viva Florida 500, the statewide initiative that will highlight the states history, places and events throughout the year. Riney said they decided to incorporate paddleboarding to appeal to a wider audience. While educating people about the history of the coastline, they are also stressing the importance of conservation, he says. Water is our most valuable resource,Ž Riney said. They want to make sure these waterways are preserved and protected so that they are here to celebrate in the next 500 years and so on, he said. Lets celebrate the states waterways,Ž Riney said. Along his travels, Riney has stopped in several coastal communities to host a beach cleanup and community paddle. On day 33, he was in St. Marks and held a cleanup at Dickerson Bay with Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. Following the cleanup, he attended the Wildlife Heritage and Outdoors Festival at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. He then joined 12 others from around the area for a community paddle to the lighthouse. Upon his arrival to the lighthouse, Riney was greeted by Secretary of State Ken Detzner. The pair was there for a signature event of Viva Florida 500 to answer questions about the partnership, as well as take a tour of the lighthouse and the saltworks. Nobody is spending as much time with our natural resources,Ž Secretary Detzner said of Riney. Detzner said he admired Rineys courage and sense of adventure, which mirrored that of Ponce de Leon. Except Riney has a modern-day sense of discovery.Ž Its an honor to have him here,Ž Detzner said. Hes talking about the history of our coastline and how important it is.Ž While Detzner remembers coming to the lighthouse during his college days at Florida State University, this was the “ rst visit for Riney. I love it,Ž Riney said of the area. This place has areas that are completely undeveloped and that is what they are trying to protect, he said. Thats where my heart is,Ž he said. For the majority of his tour, Riney is on his own, living off the land. However, if someone offers him a place to stay, he doesnt turn it down. And the people he has met along the way have been amazing, he said. While on his tour, he is using social media to connect with his audience. He blogs and posts pictures and videos along the way. If they feel a part of it, they will have more of a desire to protect it,Ž Riney said. Following his visit to St. Marks, Riney set out to paddle through the Big Bend. His tour of the coastline will end July 4 in Jacksonville. The remainder of the year will be spent inland, along the rivers, lakes, estuaries and marshland ending on Dec. 31 in Tallahassee. For more information, visit http://www.XF500. org. JENNIFER JENSENPaddleboarder Justin Riney with Secretary of State Ken Detzner at the St. Marks Lighthouse after Saturdays community paddle.Paddleboarding for Viva Florida 500 5K CUPID DASH 1 MILE FIT FOR LOVE WALK1ST ANNUAL Register 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 • Wakulla Realty • Capital City Bank • Frances Casey Lowe, P.A.• Bevis Funeral Home Harvey-Young Chapel • Ray s Kayaks & Excursions, LLC • Anytime Fitness • Rainbow International 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 Bradham SATURDAY, 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 America s Tooth Fairy CHAT Adoption Center STIX Grill Bath FitterMusical Performances Yese Reyes & Desmond Maxwell 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 • Wakulla Insurance Agency • Keep Wakulla County Beautiful • Best Western PLUS Wakulla Inn & Suites • Bridlewood Apartments • Brick Launchers. LLC • Friends of the Wakulla County Public Library • Refreshment Services • PEPSI • Regions Contractors, Inc. • Rotary International • Saved by Grace Jewelry • Wakulla Area Times • The Wakulla News • Preble-Rish Inc. • 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 Pony Rides • Climbing Wall • Mechanical BullCowboy Attractions WAKULLA COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 33 Michael Dr. Crawfordville, FL (850) 926-7145 Ext.221$30 per personIncludes: Dinner, Beer / Wine, & Entertainment$10 per studentIncludes: Dinner, Soft Drinks & Entertainment(Students and those underage will receive wrist bands) Mystery Dinner TheaterPerformed by: Wakulla High Dramatis Personae Department Directed by: Susan Solburg Proceeds bene“t Senior Citizen Services Doors open at 7pm Entertainment & Dinner begins at 7:30pm Friday February 22, 2013 The Wakulla News F o r l o c a l n e w s a n d p h o t o s v i s i t u s o n l i n e For local news and photos visit us online w w w t h e w a k u l l a n e w s c o m www.thewakullanews.com


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 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. Capital Area Community Action Agency will be at Sopchoppy City Hall THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Beginning February 21, 2013 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (No Walk-Ins) TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 850-926-3122 SOPCHOPPY RESIDENTS FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 2013 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 Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record “les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 11 bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Of“ce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of“ce may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962.FEBRUARY 7, 2013NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING CHANGE OF ZONING The Wak u lla News F o r l o c a l n e w s a n d p h o t o s For local news and photos w w w t h e w a k u l l a n e w s c o m www.thewakullanews.com NORTHWESTFLORIDAWATERMANAGEMENT DISTRICT GOVERNINGBOARDMEETING SCHEDULEFOR 2013 Allmeetingsarescheduledto beginat 1:00p. m., ET, at District Headquarters, 81 WaterManagement Drive, Havana,F L 32333,unless otherwise indicated. January10,2013September 12, 2013 GoverningBoard4:00p.m.,ET BudgetPublic Hearing5:05 p.m.,ET February14, 2013 March 14, 2013 April11, 2013September 26,2013 BudgetPublic Hearing5:05 p.m.,ET May9, 2013 June13, 2013October 10,2013 July11, 2013November 14,2013 August 8, 2013December 12,2013 From Page 1A Prior to coming to Wakulla, Barry operated a Chevron station in Tallahassee and a wrecker service. Don Henderson said he “ rst met Barry back in the 1980s while working at a mortgage company in Tallahassee, and he later negotiated the deal for Barry to buy Executive Suites in Tallahassee, a 119-room hotel that was bought, remodeled and sold at a good pro“ t. In the early 2000s, Henderson said Barry was operating J.C. Barry Realty in Crawfordville and asked him to come down to Wakulla and work with him. I got my (real estate) license and went to work with him.Ž Of the Inn at Wildwood, Henderson said, He put that together with the idea that he was going to promote gol“ ng, kayaking, “ shing, and so forth.Ž Henderson, a longtime Rotarian, said it was Barry who got him in Rotary. Barry served as sergeantat-arms in the club in the 1990s … a post Henderson has now held for several years. Barry was named Rotarian of the Year in 1999. Barry was named the Wakulla Chamber of Commerces Man of the Year in 2002. He was also involved in Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. Joe was just a mover and shaker and just had a lot of energy,Ž Henderson said. He was just a great guy … he loved the community and believed in Wakulla County and he tried to do for the county as much as he could.Ž Huguenin recalled years ago, holding a garage sale to raise money as part of Rotarys Valentine Celebration. I have fond memories of Joe, Jack Burton and myself loading a trailer and having a garage sale … taking everybody elses junk,Ž he said with laugh. Seidler recalled that Barry was instrumental in getting the Green Guides program going at Tallahassee Community College, and helped fund scholarships for students. That effort by Barry really served as the catalyst to get the Green Guide program moving. And then of course the economy collapsed,Ž Henderson said. He spent all the money he made in Tallahassee down here on 98 … which is sad.Ž Seidler recalled: 2008 just ate him up.Ž They gave him six months and he pushed another “ ve years out of his heart,Ž Seidler said. He was stubborn. He just didnt want to go. He enjoyed life too much.Ž Joe was kind of an inspiration,Ž Henderson said. He always had a positive outlook … he didnt have a doomsday attitude.Ž He will be missed,Ž Seidler said.Businessman Joe Barry dies FILE PHOTOJoe Barry at the front desk at the Inn at Wildwood with hotel manager Denise Johnson in 2005. From Page 1A We all feel passionate about jobs,Ž Fults said. But at what cost?Ž His major concern was the location. Theres a wetland there,Ž Fults said. Yatsko said the facility would be held to strict standards by the Department of Environmental Protection. Crum added that the site was previously a land“ ll. Its not pristine,Ž he said. Many in the audience questioned Fults motives for disagreeing with the project. Fults entered into a contract to purchase the property in order to expand his own business. The contract was signed a week or so before the town hall meeting … which had some wondering if he purchased the building only to block the project. Fults insisted that he had been wanting to purchase the building since 2011 and now had the funds to do so. He said he did not know about Yatskos interest in the property at that time. Fults said the owner of the property accepted his offer, they have entered into a contract and are waiting on the approval of the sale from the bank. Fults said he has two interests, to look out for whats best for Panacea and to expand his business. He asked Yatsko why he wasnt looking at locating at the county land“ ll or Opportunity Park. Yatsko said he was told the land“ ll was not available and was just informed about the possibility of Opportunity Park. County Administrator David Edwards said he met with Yatsko, along with Public Works Director Cleve Fleming, County Commissioner Jerry Moore and WEI Executive Director Bob Ballard, in early December about the potential new business. At that time, Edwards said he informed Yatsko that property next to the land“ ll was available, as well as Opportunity Park. One of those two would make sense,Ž Edwards said. Edwards said Yatsko brought up the idea of Panacea. It didnt make any sense,Ž Edwards said of that location. Following that meeting, Edwards said they didnt hear from him until a week or so ago. During the town hall meeting, Fults also brought up Yatskos history of the proposed MRF in Columbia County. Columbia Technologies purchased property in Columbia County to operate a MRF and received all the necessary approval from the county in 2011. Since that time, the only thing that has been done is a slab has been placed at the property and some equipment has been brought in, Fults said. The project has died on the vine,Ž Fults said. Would you agree with that?Ž Yatsko said he did not. Fults asked if Yatsko could make both facilities happen, one in Columbia County and one here. Yatsko said he could. Several audience members also asked where the money would come from for the project. Yatsko said this meeting was intended to see if people are responsive to the idea. Those questions come with the unraveling of the opportunity,Ž Yatsko said. This isnt that.Ž Crum agreed and said there is no guarantee that Yatsko is bringing his company to Panacea and this was just so residents could be involved in the discussion. This was all about seeing if there was support,Ž Crum said.Garbage sorting facility in Panacea?


Page 4A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 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:• ‘Don’t Miss the Signs’ unveiled • Crawfordville man wins $250,000 in lottery game • Sheriff’s Report for Jan. 31, 2013 • Sopchoppy VFD plans Tough Little Mudder race for kids • Not a hairstyle, but a lifestyle • Pearce, Creel meet to discuss school security • World Guy visits Wakulla • I’m grateful for R.H. Carter 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 authors “ rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri“ cation purposes. Only the name and town will be published. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity. The tragic loss of a historic Wakulla homeCandy-” avored tobacco vote was bad Pearce and Creel being proactive Swine Show will be March 9 ank you for help after husbands deathREADERS WRITE: Editor, The News: I would like to thank Superintendent Bobby Pearce and Sheriff Charlie Creel, and their teams, for being proactive, and hosting a Safe SchoolsŽ drill on Jan. 30 at the high school. With so much gun violence occurring in schools across the U.S., it is important that faculty and staff know how to respond, if such a horri“ c event would occur in Wakulla County. This shows their commitment to provide a safe school environment for our students, faculty, administration and parents. Keep up the good work! Sue Damon Shell Point Editor, The News: After I read last weeks article about increased safety measures in Wakulla County schools following recent shooting incidents in other parts of the country, I moved on to the one about how the county commission repealed an ordinance banning the sale of ” avored tobacco products in family venues (anywhere minors can make a purchase). The story about increased safety measures indicated, among many other proposed enhancements, that sniffer dogs would be used to patrol school campuses, presumably to protect kids from substance abuse. While this wont have a direct impact on the issue of shootersŽ on campus, it does underscore the degree to which protective services can extend their scope to proactively protect children from public hazards, such as the ingestion of dangerous substances that can kill or maim them … whether the substanceŽ in question is a street drug, a round from an assault ri” e or a deadly toxin, like tobacco. In the ” avored tobacco ban article, each commissioner was quoted about why they repealed the ban. Only Dr. Howard Kessler indicated support for the ban, citing his concern for our children.Ž Mr. Randy Merritt expressed concern about some unintended consequencesŽ and Mr. Ralph Thomas referred to collateral damageŽ from the ordinance, apparently unaware of the negative consequences of marketing tobacco products to children and avoiding scienti“ c data that (collateral) damage from second-hand smoke impacts thousands of children daily. Mr. Richard Harden defended businessŽ interests and personal (adult) rights and Mr. Jerry Moore seems to think that small-town interests are too low “ ght for, thus offering tacit approval for unrestrained business practices, however predatory they may be. According to a recent press release from the county commission of“ ce, tobacco company documents reveal that ” avored tobacco products are designed and marketed in order to lure kids into a lifetime of tobacco use. If you want “ rst-hand evidence of this disgusting process, just look around. The fact is that, in most cases, ” avored tobacco products are found on the service counter within reach of customers and at kids eye-level, in brightly colored packages that resemble boxes of candy. What could possibly be wrong with protecting our kids from this heinous in” uence? From the county commissions perspective, apparently its the impact on businesses, and subsequently the taxes they pay to the county, that is at risk. Well, thats just nuts! The ban would only force ” avored tobacco products out of the reach of kids. It wont mean a loss of tax revenue for the county because almost nobody would drive out of the county to buy ” avored tobacco products when they can simply buy them from an adult only vendor. Nobody, that is, except a minor. The banning ordinance was one of the few good things that happened under the previous board of commissioners. Repealing it is a huge slap in the face for families seeking reason and accountability in local government. John Palumbo Crawfordville By BETTY GREENNo! No! No! Those were the words I screamed Wednesday, Jan. 30, when I drove by the home on U.S. Highway 98 and 319 at Medart. The beautiful and historic old home known as the Durrance place and to others as the Sparkman house, lay in a small mountain of splinters, broken rafters, roof and even a few wispy curtains peeked out! I stopped, crying. Why? Why? The operator of the huge machine pushing up the debris got down when I waved to him. His replies to my questions led me to make more inquiries into what had become, for me, a catastrophe. You see, the old house was a wonderful old historic home which is just what the Wakulla County Historical Societys Heritage Village Committee is trying to save and place in a village setting on the forty acres of land acquired for that use through the generosity of Ben Boynton. The house was built by Arthur Tully in 1905 and became known as the Durrance house and later, the Sparkman place because of last names of related families that lived there. In the summer of 2007, Sylvia Durrance, owner of the home at that time, returned from San Francisco, where she worked as lead nurse in the cardiac trauma unit in a large San Francisco hospital. Sylvia loved Wakulla County and its history and we had been in touch for several years. We met at the local library to go over much history that she had written for our soon-to -be published book. She was so excited to tell me she would be retiring at the close of that year and was returning to live in her house, and when she was no longer able to stay there, she wanted the Historical Society to have it for the Heritage Village, which, at that time, was only a dream on paper. Alas, tragedy struck the following November. Sylvia died of a massive heart attack while driving to work across the Golden Gate Bridge! It was a news item on San Francisco TV as her death could have been a monumental problem for the traf“ c on the bridge had it not been for a truck driver behind her who saw her slump over the wheel and the car began drifting. He somehow made it around her to allow her front bumper to lock into his rear bumper and guided everything to a safe stop! Well, Sylvia did return to Wakulla County to be buried in Lake Ellen Cemetery. Her brother became owner of the house...and life moved on. Family members and I knew Sylvia wanted the house saved but frankly, there was little discussion. Now, the house is out of the picture, literally. It seems someone living there had agreed to buy the place and was making payments and decided to have it weatherized. The State Housing Initiative Partnership administered by Meridian Community Services Group in Tallahassee has taken over such projects in Wakulla County. Persons from this company visited the house and said they could not weatherize this house as it was too old but they could have it taken down and a new one built on that land. Well, who wouldnt have chosen a new house at government expense? The point of this article is not only to bemoan the loss of the most wonderful house the society had an opportunity to place in the village but also to ask our law makers and the public to help us save our history. Also there really are questions as to the cost of many federal programs that are causing our national debt explosion. Please, Wakulla County citizens, help us preserve at least some of our history … whether it be houses, pictures, stories and/or other artifacts! Betty Green is a member of the Wakulla County Historical Society. WAKULLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY BETTY GREENThe Durrance-Sparkman house, above, and after it was demolished, below. Editor, The News: The 47th annual Wakulla Youth Swine Show will be held on March 9 this year. It is usually the second week in February, but the date was moved due to some of the pigs being smaller than usual when purchased. This year will be different from years past: a barbecue cookoff will be held with the winner receiving a trophy and bragging rights for one year. County dignitaries will judge the cookoff. Also, something new this year will be vendors. Although there is no charge for the cookoff, vendor booths will be $20 in hopes of securing a larger number of participants. The Wakulla Youth Fair committee is hoping the additions will become an annual event and educate people on what all is available in Wakulla County. Weve had people tell us they didnt know what the Youth Swine Show was. This is the perfect opportunity to get people out and about into the community. We have some Tallahassee vendors signed up and thats a good thing. Barbecue plates will be available at noon for $7 each with a meat, two sides and tea. A vendor will be on hand to sell some great desserts. Alumni from previous swine shows will also be showing in an event. This is a very educational event for participants and spectators alike. If you havent been to this event before, come out and support the event. Thank you, Evelyn Ashley Crawfordville Editor, The News: I am writing this letter to say thank you to everyone who has been supporting me and my family since my husband Robert Keith died on Nov. 16, and also to let his family know that I will be carrying out his “ nal wish of having his ashes spread out on Skipper Bay on Feb. 9, which should have been his 64th birthday. Any family members interested in joining me, please call for time at (850) 766-7263. Tammie Keith Panacea


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 5ARotary Valentine Festival is Saturday Rotary, Optimists, Lions hold joint meetingMembers of the three local service clubs … Rotary, Optimists and Lions clubs … met for lunch Thursday at the Senior Center, Bruce Ashley of the Coalition for Youth is presented with a joint $3,000 contribution for Operation Santa by Bill Versiga of Optimists, Jo Ann Palmer of Rotary and Marc Dickieson of Lions.Staff ReportThree service clubs … the Rotary Club of Wakulla, Coastal Optimists and the Lions Club … held a joint meeting last week, united by support of Operation Santa … the annual effort spearheaded by the Wakulla County Coalition for Youth to help less fortunate families during the holiday season. After the lunch meeting, held on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Senior Center, the heads of the three clubs posed for the presentation of a ceremonial check to Bruce Ashley, president of the coalition. Rotary, the Optimists and Lions gave a combined donation of $3,000 to support Operation Santa. Ashley and Gail Campbell, executive director of the coalition, gave a brief report on Operation Santa and the 270 families helped by the efforts. The speaker at the luncheon was Wakulla Fire Chief Mike Morgan, who discussed the challenges of being public safety director, which includes overseeing county fire departments, emergency medical services and animal control. Fire Chief Mike Morgan was speaker at the meeting of clubs. The 15th annual Valentine Celebration & Parade will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hudson Park. This will be the “ rst year of the Cupid Dash 5K at 7:30 a.m. or onemile walk. Registration is online at raceit.com or at the park. Breakfast in the Park will follow the race, beginning at 8 a.m., followed by the Sweetheart ParadeŽ at 10 a.m. A variety of vendors … including arts and crafts, food and concessions, non-pro“ t organizations, churches and others … will be located in Hudson Park throughout the day in hopes of providing you with the perfect gift for Valentines Day, delicious food, or some helpful information. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. a variety of entertainment will be take place on the stage in the pavilion. At 3 p.m., one lucky citizen will win a cash prize of $1,000 at Hudson Park. (You do not have to be present to win.) The Sweetheart Parade is the premier parade in Wakulla County and Rotary will be awarding prizes for the best-decorated Valentinethemed parade floats, with $100 for “ rst place, $75 for second, and a $50 third place prize. Keep Wakulla County Beautiful will also award a $100 cash prize for the best ” oat decorated with all recyclable materials. Breakfast in the Park will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with eggs, sausage, biscuits, hot coffee and all the fixings. The cost is $5. The Valentine Celebration and Parade is the annual fundraiser for the Wakulla Rotary Club. The proceeds from the event are all put back into the community. Over the past 10 years, the club has been able to donate more than $150,000 to local organizations including the Wakulla Senior Citizens Center, Habitat for Humanity, Big Bend Hospice, Wakulla County Public Library, Wakulla Academic Boosters, Wakulla Special Olympics, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful and many others. In addition, the club conducts a Dictionary Project every year, through which every third grade student in the county receives a dictionary. The Wakulla Rotary Club also sponsors an Interact Club at Wakulla High School and provides academic scholarships and sends high school students to a Rotary Youth Leadership Institute in the spring. FILE PHOTOA ” oat in last years Valentines Parade. WILLIAM SNOWDENSHE-ROES: Bud McClary with the women who helped him after he was injured … Heather Goodman and Miranda Madden, both of whom were honored by the Senior Citizens Center with Good Samaritan Awards.Two women honored as Good SamaritansBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netTwo Crawfordville women were honored for their efforts in assisting a senior citizen who stumbled and was injured in the dark one night, aiding him and getting him safely home. Miranda Madden and Heather Goodman were given the Senior Centers “ rst-ever Good Samaritan Award in a brief ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the center. Bud McClary was walking on Oak Street in the dark on Dec. 6 when he walked into a street sign, gashed his head and was knocked down. The two women, who live nearby and were driving in their car, stopped and offered help. They took McClary home, got him an ice pack for his head, and called his family. They went back and checked on him the next day. I sure am glad you two were there for me,Ž he told them. These two girls are special … very, very special,Ž he said as he gave them ” owers. Senior Center Director Maurice Langston said he is working on a project called Sidewalks for Seniors to get sidewalks and lighting on roads around the Senior Center to help with the problem. He said he was working with County Commissioner Howard Kessler, who was at the ceremony, to pursue grant funding for the sidewalks. Its gonna happen,Ž he said. Meanwhile, the two women referred to McClary as their new grandfather … and he called them his new granddaughters. Guest Speaker Douglas Chason Jr Are You Ready For Change? RevivalSunday, February 17 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Mon.-Wed. February 18-20 7:00 p.m.850-926-4798 Harvest Fellowship Sandwiches Soft Shell CrabsGrouper ShrimpOysters Mullet We Catch itCat shHot Dogs SPECIALS! 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Page 6A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 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 UsŽ 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 availableƒ please call for details, 962…2213 Schedule of Services SUNDAY: Refreshments Sunday School Worship Prayer WEDNESDAY: Supper Pioneer Club: Youth and Adult Classes 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchPentecostal 962-9000 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.org We’re 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 Cooksey“Come & Worship With Us”926-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 JAMES L. SNYDER Under normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal. It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but, once rattled, lookout whoever rattles it. I am saying all this to get to my point, which is, somebody hacked my computer email account this past week. If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this. I have never been so rattled in my life. If a mistake is mine, I will own up to it. If it is not mine, lookout sender. The “ rst thing I did was to call my cousin who is an attorney, Charles Sues-ALot, and laid the case out before him. My “ rst question to my cousin attorney was very basic; Is it still against the law to murder someone?Ž As all good attorneys do, he hesitated and thought about it. He then went on to explain that if he could prove insanity there was a good chance he could get somebody off very lightly. Insanity,Ž I asked, is that hard to prove in a court of law?Ž At this point, there was no hesitation whatsoever. My good lawyer cousin said, Not in your case.Ž If insanity runs in our family, I am convinced it trotted over into his pasture a long time ago and has been milling around for years. At this point, murder is out. If I actually knew who this person was, I could defriendŽ them like they do on Facebook. You can be sure I would defriend him with all of the sarcastic bitterness I could muster on that hot dog. I noticed this last week when I accessed my email a bunch of different popups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a pop-up,Ž I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose. At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer. If anybody knows what I did, you realize what I did was a terrible thing to do. I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer. When I opened up my computer, it was pop-up time for the hacker. Things can be done to unhackŽ your computer, which I put in full force. I really wanted to hack into this hackers life except he probably does not have one. I mean, after all, where are the jollies of hacking into someones email account? I can see someone hacking into my bank account. I would love to see someone hack into my bank account and see how much money I dont have. If I was a small government, I could see somebody trying to hack into my email accounts. As it stands, where is the payoff in doing something like this? This ghost hacker cannot see me and my frustration after being hacked. So, what is the good of it all? These pop-ups on my computer were coming fast and furious. Then it hit me. This is not some ghost hacker hacking into my email account, it must be the government, called fast and furiousŽ in the news a while back. Was this what they were talking about? There were many similarities between what I was going through and our government. First off, the whole thing was rather annoying. I am not sure there has ever been a time in our country when the government has been more annoying than now. Then, all the hacking did not make any sense to me at all. How much of the government is really making sense to anybody anymore? I am sure there is somebody, somewhere who can make sense out of our government but he is probably on the run. A friend of mine said that everybody goes through this sort of thing and it is kind of an equal share in the misery of being on the Internet. Equal share? Thats government lingo if ever I heard it. After three days of torturous working at my computer, I “ nally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop. I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week. With a steaming cup of coffee and my open Bible, I read some comforting words. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the worldŽ (1 John 4:4 KJV). My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in Gods competent hands.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.jamessnyderministries.com.Beware, O ye blasted hacker, whomsoever thou artThe power of prayerBy ETHEL SKIPPER Prayer is an offensive and defensive weapon for winning spiritual victories. In order to be productive in our prayer lives, we must realize that prayer is an offensive weapon. We pray about things we want the Lord to do. Christians have taken on prayer as a spiritual discipline to be checked off each day. They have used it as a way to make their lives more comfortable, asking God to give them the things they want. We praise God in the good times and the bad. It is commanded of us to pray. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.Ž (2 Chronicles 7:14) At New Hope Pentecostal Church of Christ Written in Heaven on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. will be a Valentine program. There will be a special love gift for the oldest couple and the youngest couple. Host pastor is Elder Cromartie. The public is welcome. The Missionary Charlotte and Brother John Rosier Family and Friend Day Fellowship will be this weekend, Friday night and Saturday at noon after the fellowship service with speaker for the occasion, Bishop Joseph Rosier from Greenville, S.C. Welcome to all familiy and friends. The activities will be held at Skipper Temple Church, 165 Surf Road in Sopchoppy. HEAVENS TO BETSYLent re” ects sacri“ ce for One who sacri“ ced everything By BETSY GOEHRIG The season of Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, and continue until Easter Sunday, March 31. Lent is a time of prayerful preparation for experiencing anew the events of Holy Week, culminating in the celebration of Christs resurrection. During Holy Week, many churches will observe special services for Palm Sunday, Maundy or Holy Thursday observance of the Lords Last Supper, and celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. This season can be more than ritual and tradition, but truly be a season of enriching our spiritual lives and faith journeys. Lent is a season of repentance and healing, a time of preparing to journey again to the cross and the resurrection. Some religions are big on giving up something for Lent. Some Christians make some kind of personal sacri“ ce from Ash Wednesday until Easter day, with fasting or other sufferingŽ to pay penance for sins, to seek forgiveness and healing, and to acknowledge and give thanks for Christs ultimate suffering for us on the cross. For some of us (like me, until recently) this giving upŽ of something has not been part of our tradition and is foreign to us. For others, the focus is not on giving up,Ž but of giving moreŽ „ of going above and beyond the usual, in preparation for this holy season. Whether or not you give something up, or you seek to do more of something, such as spending more time in reading the Bible, praying, or serving, Lent can be a wonderful time of growing spiritually. It can be a time of making our own lives better in some way and can be a time of reconciling with others and with God. In recent years, I have begun the practice of giving something up, as a small sacri“ ce, in light of the world-changing sacri“ ce Christ made for us on the cross. I have found it to be at times challenging … or at the very least tempting or inconvenient … but always spiritually rewarding. How ever you choose to observe Lent, let it become a special time in which you intentionally do something different. Let it be 40 days of purpose-“ lled living and giving and doing. And through this small sacri“ ce for the One who gave everything, including His life on the cross, may we each experience anew the transforming power of Gods Holy Spirit and the amazing love of His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having served as Pastor, Associate Regional Minister, Police Chaplain, and Hospice Chaplain.


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 7AJoseph Claiborne Barry Jr. passed away at his home in Crawfordville on Jan. 29, 2013. He was raised in Birmingham, Ala. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959 and following his time in the Army, attended University of Alabama and then completed his degree at Florida State University. From 19631983 he was employed by Chevron Oil Company and then moved on to own and operate Parkway Wrecker Standard until 1983. From 1983-2008 he owned and operated Barry Enterprises Inc. He was a man of conviction and believed in always giving back to the community. During his life, he was a board member for Habitat for Humanity and Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. He was an active fundraiser for the Senior Center and United Way. He also participated in the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and Emerald Isle Society. In 1999, He was named Rotarian of the year and in 2002 was named Man of the YearŽ for Wakulla County. He was a strong Christian man and very passionate about his beliefs, which led him to assisting in the raising of funds to open a new church, Prison Ministries of Christ Church Anglican. He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Betty Harley Barry; six children, Donna Barry Smiley (Richard Smiley), Joseph C. Barry III (Mary Barry), Margaret Barry Crutch“ eld (Charlie Crutch“ eld), Kinney S. Harley Jr., Frances WendyŽ Harley (Paul Earnhart) and Sue Ann Smith (Paul Smith); a sister, Patsy Daily; and grandchildren, Jordan Smiley, Sydney Smiley, Peyton Barry, Olivia Barry, Parker Barry, Savanah Crutch“ eld, Jason Earnhart, William Smith, Bailey Smith, Reid Smith and Sam Smith. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Johnnie Barry; and his grandson, Mac Crutch“ eld. The service was held at Culleys Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road in Tallahassee, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions can be made to The Mac Crutch“ eld Foundation, www.maccrutch“ eldfoundation.com, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32308.Obituaries Joseph Claiborne Barry Jr. John Cecil Byrd Edward Jackson ‘Jack’ Colter Christopher Donald Manley (Burgess) Floyd deMontmollin Sr. Lawrence Stone Jamison Stephen ‘Steve’ SarvisJohn Cecil Byrd, 77, of St. Marks, passed away on Dec. 26, 2012, at his home in St. Marks. He was born on June 4, 1936, in Reynolds, Ga. He joined the Navy in May 1952 when he was just 15 years old. He loved farming and enjoyed raising cows, he owned several small farms during his life. He loved the outdoors and taking long walks. He moved to St. Marks in 1999 from Georgia. He found his happiest years in St. Marks among his many close friends along with the peaceful life this small community brings. He gave his time freely for many years to the AA program he loved and supported. One of his greatest loves was the program, its members and always helping others. His kind and gentle spirit will live on and always stay with the friends and all he helped throughout his lifetime. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Byrd Brandon; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. A celebration of his life was held by the Crawfordville AA group on Dec 26, 2012, and was attended by many friends. His family would like to thank them for their generosity, love and wonderful memories of her father they have given her. A memorial will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Cemetery. Edward Jackson JackŽ Colter, 85, died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Tallahassee at the home he shared with his daughter, Roberta, and her family. A son of the late Milton D. and Claudia Monroe Colter, he was born Oct. 10, 1927, in Thomasville, Ga. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Revell Colter of Conway, S.C.; his daughters, Brenda Kelley of Clermont, Donna Downing of Charleston, S.C., Margie Hat“ eld of Lecanto, Ruth Ekker of Raeford, N.C., and Roberta Martin of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harmon Colter. He was predeceased by a son, Eddie Colter; and sister, Louise Martin. The funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Abbey Funeral Home, with interment following at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The family received friends Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.abbeyfh.com.Christopher Donald Manley (Burgess), 27, died on Jan. 22, 2013, after a motorcycle accident in Panama City. He was born May 19, 1985, in Tallahassee, and grew up in Wakulla County. He moved to Panama City in 1998. Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Manley; three children, Julian, Izzabella and Ashlyn; his grandfather, Orville Cumming; his mother, Deborah Burgess; a brother, Lee Burgess; and sister, Leslie Burgess. Funeral services were held at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Panama City. A celebration of life is planned for Feb. 9, 2013, in Panama City. Please call Deborah Burgess for location and directions at (850) 210-3040. Stephen SteveŽ Sarvis, 75, of Tallahassee, died on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Sarvis. The memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (850/385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com). He was a native and lifelong resident of Tallahassee. He was a longtime member of the Civil Air Patrol, as well as the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Other survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Cain (Ottis) and Renee Fake (John), both of Crawfordville; his sister, Gwendolyn Wall of Crawfordville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and devoted friends, Cliff and Tommie Sue Screws. He was predeceased by his parents, J.W. and Elsie Sarvis.Lawrence Stone Jamison Jr. 81, of Crawfordville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was born and raised in Roanoke, Va. He attended Jefferson High School and graduated from Viaud High School in Roanoke. He was a graduate of Emory and Henry College after which he served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was then employed by Household Finance Corporation where he retired after 33 years. He served on the planning commission in Decatur, Ga., where a street was named after him. He later moved to Martinsville, Va., where he became president of two companies before retiring the second time to Crawfordville. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Graybill Jamison; two sons, Lewis Keith Jamison (Marsha) of Crawfordville and James Wesley Jamison of Long Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Susan Jamison Humphreys (Jerry Wayne) of Wytheville, Va. He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence Stone Jamison Sr.; mother, Suzie Akers Jamison; son, Lawrence Kevin Jamison; sister, Marie Beckett; and brother, Jere Jamison. Our loving husband and father continues to help others, even in death, by donating his body to research.Floyd deMontmollin Sr., 86, of Woodville, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. He was a veteran of World War II with a rank of corporal and served as a medic. He was a member of Woodville First Baptist Church. Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Woodville Baptist Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Woodville First Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Woodville Cemetery. Survivors include his sons, Frank Trussell Sr. (Vickie) of Woodville, Donald Trussell (Marianne) of Tallahassee, Ronald Collins Sr. (Betty Jo) of Jakin, Ga., and Floyd deMontmollin Jr. (Cyrinda) of Woodville; and daughter, Rita deMontmollin Shivers (Gary) of Woodville; a friend dear to his heart, Terry Audette of Maggie Valley, N.C.; a brother, James deMontmollin (Sammie Ruth) of Plant City; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margarita Manelli deMontmollin; his parents, Louis and Minnie Lee deMontmollin; brothers, Harry, Gene, and George; and sisters, Louise, Thelma and Sarah. John Cecil Byrd Edward Jackson ‘Jack’ Colter Joseph Claiborne Barry Jr. Lawrence Stone Jamison Jr. Floyd deMontmollin Sr. Christopher Donald Manley (Burgess) Stephen ‘Steve’ Sarvis Are you ready for change? Join us for a Revival with Guest Speaker Douglas Chason Jr. on the following dates: Sunday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 18, through Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Harvest Fellowship Church, 824 Shadeville Rd., Crawfordville. For more information call 850-926-4798 or revfredL@yahoo.com.Church of Christ at Wakulla invites you to our gospel meeting with Jefferson David Tant of the church of Christ at Roswell in Roswell, Ga. The gospel meeting will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, through Friday, Feb. 15, on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. on weeknights at 7 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. – “Unto all the world” – at 10: 30 a.m. – “People of the Book” – at 5 p.m. – “A Prophet Sharing Plan.” Monday – “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Tuesday – “The Battle Over the Bible.” Wednesday – “Premillennialism and the Bible.” Thursday – “Back to the Beginning.” Friday – “The Value of Youth to God.” Please contact Lawrence Wells (850) 766-0081 or lawandheather@ gmail.com or Trey Harper (850) 5190170 or treyharper00@gmail.com for more information. Please visit our website at churchofchristatwakulla. cofcpages.org. Church BriefsRevival set at Harvest FellowshipChurch of Christ at Wakulla to host gospel meeting Farrington Law Of“ceDeirdre A. Farrington, Esq. Lic. 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Keith Fasthoff and Courtney Webb were married at Willows on the Knoll in Estes Park, Colo., on Jan. 18. He is the son of Deborah and Ralph Brooks of Crawfordville and George Fasthoff and Lisa Vince of Tallahassee. She is the daughter of Deborah Yenerall of Jacksonville and the late Timothy Webb. He is the operations manager for American Electrical Corporation in Winter Park. She graduated from University of Florida in 2003 with a degree in journalism and is a community association manager for Southwest Property Management of Central Florida. These college sweethearts returned home to Winter Park, Florida, following their honeymoon in Colorado. Page 8A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community Community Call Pau l s Well Get Them All TERMITE & PEST CONTR OL P AUL S   ProShield Complete!Ž Pa u u l l s , W W e e l l G G e t Th e e m m A A l l l 222-68081225 Commerce Blvd., Midway We Stand Behind Our WarrantyŽTOTAL PEST CONTROL SERVICEƒ EVERYTHING FROM TERMITES TO MICEService Agreements to Fit Your Needs, Financing AvailableServing The Residents of Wakulla County For Over 30 Years. r r s David HinsonSales Representative Authorized Firm On January 19, Norman and Jennie V. Jones Celebrated 40 Years of Blissful Marriage!Forty family members and friends gathered to celebrate with a dinner party at Posey’s Up the Creek in Panacea. Everyone had a wonderful time and the Jones were very thankful to those who joined them to celebrate. The couple was married on January 26, 1973 and have four children, including the late Derick L. Jones. There are seven grandchildren and waiting for the arrival of number eight in June.Happy Anniversary to the Jones! LOCAL SAVINGS.850-558-52521700-14 N Monroe St Tallahassee Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image 1999-2012. 2012 GEICO Fastho marries Webb on Jan. 18 Mr. and Mrs. Fasthoff Kara Briann Parsons celebrated her “ rst birthday on Dec. 16. She is the daughter of Aaron and Sherri Parsons of Crawfordville. She has an older sister, Leila Jane Parsons, who is 5. Her paternal grandparents are Mark and Karen Parsons of Sopchoppy. Her maternal grandparents are Owen Bellamy of Crawfordville and Karen Bellamy of Crawfordville. Kara B. Parsons, at right Help is o ered for exemptions Special to The NewsWakulla County Property Appraiser Donnie Sparkmans staff will be at the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center every Friday in February again this year to educate and assist with Senior Exemption and any other exemptions to which they may qualify for. On Friday, Feb. 8, Friday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the staff will be at the center to educate the public about the exemptions and take applications and renewals for the Senior Exemption. This will be the eighth year that the staff of the Property Appraisers Of“ ce has offered this help to senior citizens. Seniors that plan to apply for the Senior Exemption need to provide proof of income. If they only receive Social Security bene“ ts, which automatically quali“ es them, the 1099A sent each year to them by the Social Security Administration in January, is all the proof they will need. Seniors can “ le the applications at any time at the center or in the of“ ce and have until May 30 to provide the of“ ce with the necessary documentation. For questions or concerns, contact their of“ ce at 926-0500.Upcoming classes at extension o ceSpecial to The NewsThere are several workshops and classes being offered this month at the Wakulla County Extension Of“ ce. Florida Seafood will be held Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of“ ce. The cost is $15 and pre-registration is necessary. Learn all about Florida seafood, including the health bene“ ts and risks, selecting, handling and preparing seafood. Kendra Zamojski, Leon County FCS Agent, will lead the cooking school. Several food preservation hands-on workshops are also scheduled. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of“ ce. Cost is $5 per participant. Pre-registration is necessary. Participants will can while practicing food safety techniques and procedures. Everyone will leave with a “ nished canned product. Classes are: Feb. 9: Water Bath Canning, Feb. 16: Jams and Feb. 23: Salsa Party (For those who have taken a salsa class in the past, they will be making different kinds of salsa.) There is also an opportunity to host a preservation party with family members or friends. Any of the above classes are available. Calling the extension of“ ce at 926-3931 for more information. Gary BuddyŽ and JoAnn Lewis of Woodville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8 They were married on Feb. 8, 1963 at the First Baptist Church in Woodville. They have two children, Jeff of Panacea, and Greg of Bristol. They have two grandchildren, Jeffrey of Crawfordville and Gaige of Bristol. Gary and JoAnn Lewis, at leftLewises celebrate 50th anniversary Happy “ rst birthday to Kara Parsons COMMUNITY NEWS: Email your community news and announcements to jjensen@thewakullanews.net. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 9Aeducation news from local schools School Classes $20 each Held at the TCC Wakulla Center at Crawfordvilles 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 TCCs 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 informat ion, 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 Of WakullaHeating & AirServing Wakulla & Franklin Counties850-926-5592Sales & Service All Makes & Models3232 Crawfordville Hwy. € CrawfordvilleOwned & Operated by Gary Limbaugh Lic. # CAC1814304 all akullas 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 specialists our ome own ealtor ŽŽ espians perform well at districts Special to The NewsWakulla Highs Thespian Troupe No. 5036 recently returned from their District One Thespian Festival at the Northwest Florida State College. Twenty six students, along with Krissy Sanders, Keith Austin, Bus Driver Kevin Griffin and Sponsor Susan Solburg traveled to Niceville for the festival which was held on Jan. 4 and 5 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The students performed a One-Act play on Friday and received an Excellent. On Saturday, the students competed in 21 different events both in the acting and technical categories. Troupe 5036 did very well receiving Superiors in Monologue (Hunter Wheatcraft), Costume Construction (Emily Davis), Costume Design (Shelby Hawkins) and Ensemble Acting ( Heather Carlton, Brett DeRoss and Alberto Vichi). The Ensemble Acting group also received Critics Choice, which is the highest honor awarded in any category. Heather, Brett and Alberto performed their award winning Ensemble during closing ceremonies on Saturday evening to a packed house. The Troupe also received Excellents in Monologue, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Solo Musical, Pantomime and Costume Design. Sixteen students will be traveling to the Florida State Thespian Festival in March to present their skills again for another set of judges. The cost of participating in the State Festival is quite expensive and anyone who might like to sponsor a student going to state would be greatly appreciated. Contact Susan Solburg at Wakulla High if interested in any more information. Whats next for Dramatis Personae & Troupe No. 5036? A Mystery Dinner Theatre performance with a Wild West Theme for the Senior Citizens Center on Friday, Feb. 22. The students have been cast and are excited to be learning more about the history of the old west in the late 1800s. A man has been found dead, shot in the back in a dry gulch and the hunt is on for Who Done It.Ž For more information and tickets, contact the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center. Seating is limited so dont wait to get tickets for this exciting and interactive dinner and show. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSMembers of Troupe No. 5036 SPECIAL TO THE NEWSKatrina Roddenberry, Melissa Martin, Molly Jones, Jennifer Williams and Cassandra Burnham are chosen to participate in Teaching From Spaces MicroGravity eXperience.Teachers selected for NASA experienceBy KATRINA RODDENBERRYof Riversink Elementary SchoolA team of teachers from Riversink Elementary School has been selected to participate in the NASA Teaching From Spaces MicroGravity eXperience (Micro GX). The team, known as the Riversink Elementary Otters,Ž was one of seven selected from around the nation to participate in this cycle of Micro GX. The team includes: Katrina Roddenberry (third grade teacher), Melissa Martin (third grade teacher), Molly Jones (second grade teacher), Jennifer Williams (kindergarten/ pre-“ rst teacher) and Cassandra Burnham (fourth grade teacher). The team submitted a proposal for their students classroom experiment to be conducted in NASAs reduced gravity aircraft at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. As a part of the program, students at Riversink Elementary will design, build and test their experiment in the classroom. Then, the team of teachers will perform the student designed experiment aboard the Reduced Gravity Flight during the week of July 12-20 at NASAs Johnson Space Center. The Reduced Gravity Flight, also known as the Weightless Wonder,Ž provides brief periods of near weightlessness or microgravity. The Weightless WonderŽ is the aircraft that NASA uses to train astronauts and conduct microgravity research. The Riversink Elementary Otters created a unit entitled Wakulla Waters: A Liquid InvestigationŽ as part of their proposal. The unit was designed to provide students with the opportunity to observe and experiment with various liquids from natural resources in Wakulla County. Spring water from Wakulla Springs State Park will be used in the experiment. In addition, the team has partnered with Ochlockonee State Park to use the mix of brackish, tidal surge, and fresh water from the Ochlockonee River in their experiment. Water from the natural salt marshes of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge will also be used. Finally, salt water from the Gulf of Mexico will be utilized courtesy of Bald Point State Park. The team designed the unit in order to enable students to discover the important qualities of liquids and to help them foster an appreciation for the many natural resources in Wakulla County. In the upcoming months, the teachers will be engaged in online professional development through NASA on microgravity and collaboration with a NASA mentor. The teachers and students will create a documentary of their experiences and incorporate it into a multimedia presentation that they can share with the community. The teams “ rst community outreach will be during Wild about Wakulla Week in April. The teachers, along with several students, will present their experiment at Wakulla Springs State Parks Wildlife Festival on April 20. To contribute to the teams project and expenses, send donations to: Riversink Elementary School, 530 Lonnie Raker Lane, Crawfordville, FL 32327.Green Guide course begins Feb. 12Special to The News Tallahassee Community Colleges Wakulla Center will offer a Green Guide Certi“ cation course beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Wakulla Center is at Crawfordvilles Centennial Bank building, located at 2932 Crawfordville Highway. The 90-hour course is designed for individuals who are interested in starting a nature-based business, “ nding employment in a nature-based “ eld, and for those who simply wish to learn more about the Big Bend Regions natural environment. The class will meet two evenings per week, primarily on Tuesday and Thursday, for classroom studies and again on Saturday for a “ eld trip. A sampling of Green Guide certification classes includes north Florida trees, geological features, mammals and reptiles, and business basics. Field trips will explore topics such as birding and sea life, nature photography, history and kayaking. The cost of the course is $320 per person and includes all class meetings and “ eld trips. Individual classes are $20 per person, and individual “ eld trips are $40 per person. The Green Guide Certi“ cation course continues through April 16. For more information or to register, call (850) 922-6290 or visit www.tcc. ” .edu/wakulla. Academic Year in America (AYA) is seeking local host families in the Crawfordville area to host boys and girls from countries around the world. Students range in age from 15 to 18, and will be coming to the U.S. to attend high school during the 2013-14 school year. All students are screened, speak English, have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. The students arrive from their home countries shortly before school starts, and return at the end of their school program. Host families provide room and board and guidance. Families, couples, single parents and families without children are all encouraged to apply. To learn more, visit the AYA website at www.academicyear.org. To speak with someone about this opportunity, call Local Coordinator Ellen Chapman at (850) 766-0091. Host families needed for foreign exchange students Email school news to jjensen@thewakullanews.net. News is edited for style, clarity and grammar and runs when space is available.


Page 10A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsEvery year I set up a conference for an association that meets in New Orleans for a Mardi Gras Conference. This takes a lot of my time during December and January and this year was no exception. The last time I “ shed was three weeks ago. I went out to get a number for a good “ shing spot for a friend of mine and I couldnt remember how to turn my Garmin on. I dont know if it is because I havent been in my boat for three weeks or Im getting old and forgetful. Well just say its because I havent been in my boat. The conference runs this Wednesday through Sunday and when I get back I plan on doing a lot of “ shing. I talked with Jimmy over at Shell Island and he said Jay Cooper from Tallahassee went out late yesterday and came back in a short while with four reds that were very close to 27 inches. Some trout are still being caught up in the river and there are plenty of mangrove snapper and sheepshead but most are small. Live or fresh shrimp on the bottom is your best bet. Fish up near and above the power plant. Jimmy said they have plenty of bait shrimp so come on down. JR said the cold weather came through and he canceled a Saturday and Sunday “ shing trip because he was afraid it was gonna shut the trout down. He said he was right. He and a buddy went out Saturday and did manage to catch their limit of reds and saw a bunch more. He also saw a lot of trout but they would not bite. They had live bait and threw Catch 2000s, Red“ ns, Gulp Jerk Baits and they didnt want anything. He said he talked to some other folks who said the same thing. The “ sh were there but just wouldnt bite. Last week before the cold he caught lots of trout and believes if we dont get a lot of wind after the rain, the weekend should be very good. He did say there were some trout in the river but folks are “ shing hard for “ ve or six trout. If you want to book a trip with JR give him a call at the store at (850) 584-4594 or on his cell at (850) 8380874. I will guarantee you nobody knows the water down there any better than he does. Capt. David Fife is back and living at Shell Point. Last week he had some buddies down from North Carolina and the “ rst day they came in he had them meet him at the Econ“ na River. They went out of the river and “ shed the creeks and caught eight trout. The next two days they caught 16 each day and on the fourth day decided to stay around Shell Point and Spring Creek. He said they should have gone back to the Econfina. Most of their “ sh were caught on Mirrolures and the Catch 2000. Mike Pearson and a buddy from Tifton “ shed Wednesday and Thursday of last week and caught their limit of trout each day using a Mirrolure. Mike said they caught a lot of trout and didnt have to go too far out of the mouth of the river. We have a warming trend coming and hopefully it will turn the “ sh on. I understand right now they re catching them on the ” ats at Keaton Beach. Maybe they will be on the ” ats out of Shell Point and St. Marks in late February or early March. Remember to know your limits and get those rods and reels cleaned and those motors tuned up. It wont be long. Good luck and good “ shing! From The DockBY CAPT. 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Please bring your child with equipment such as glove and bat to registration so they may run, throw, catch and hit.)BABE RUTH ASSOCIATION ......................................13-15 $85 GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION ...............................7-9 $55 GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION .............................10-13 $55* Means a Copy of Birth Certi“cate RequiredAll leagues age determining dates are April 30th, except Girls Softball which age determining date is January 1st. All children must provide proof of health insurance or purchase the $10.00 policy. Registration DEADLINE for T-ball and Pitching Machine League is 2/9/13 at 12:00 P.M. All of the Associations deadlines may vary so please sign up early so your child secures a spot. You may also call 926-7227 for more information or visit our webpage at www. WCPRD.com for information and registration forms. REGISTRATION DATES: SATURDAY 02/02/13 & SATURDAY 02/09/13 REGISTRATION TIMES: 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. 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Sat. 6-6 • Sun. 6-12 3026 Coastal Highway, Medart (850) 926-3114 (800) 726-3104 Bait Shop (850) 926-1162 FULL Selection of Frozen Bait In Shore & Off Shore Tackle GET READY FOR Special to The NewsHAVANA … The Northwest Florida Water Management District recently hosted its “ rst Operation Outdoor Freedom hunt, inviting six wounded veterans to spend a weekend deer hunting on District land. The hunt, which took place Jan. 25-27 in the Econ“ na Creek Water Management Area in Bay and Washington counties, was hosted with support from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) Florida Forest Service, Friends of Florida State Forests and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. For many of these veterans, an Operation Outdoor Freedom hunt is their “ rst opportunity to get outdoors and spend time with their peers since returning from duty,Ž said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. These men and women have risked their lives to protect our freedoms. The least we can do is offer a little recreation and rehabilitation in return.Ž Operation Outdoor Freedom is an endeavor of the Florida Forest Service that offers recreational opportunities, including hunting and “ shing, to wounded veterans on state and agricultural lands. Through the program, designated areas are equipped to accommodate the special needs of wounded veterans, providing an opportunity for recreation and rehabilitation that is not available through any other state program. The District is proud to be the “ rst public agency to partner with DACS to host a hunt under the Operation Outdoor Freedom program,Ž said Executive Director Jon Steverson. Were grateful for the opportunity to honor our nations heroes through this program and to the organizations and individuals who partnered with our staff to make this event successful.Ž Thanks to donations and support from individuals and local businesses, the District was able to provide meals for all participants, along with volunteers, camping accommodations and equipment for the hunt. Since the program was established in 2010, Operation Outdoor Freedom has hosted more than 200 wounded veterans on 10 different state forests. The program expects to serve an additional 200 veterans during the 2012-2013 seasons. The District owns more than 200,000 acres across northwest Florida, protecting river corridors, springs, streams, lakes and wetlands. The Econ“ na Creek Water Management Area consists of approximately 41,000 acres surrounding the Econ“ na Creek Corridor, including steephead valleys, sandhill lakes and numerous springs. Hunting is allowed throughout much of the area, which the District partners with the FWC to manage. The area also features a hunting area and group campsite accessible to mobility-impaired hunters.Hunt held for wounded veteransThis report represents some events the FWC handled over the week of Jan. 25-31. It does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. FRANKLIN COUNTY: Capt. Craig Duval was off duty hunting in the Crooked River Tract of Tates Hell WMA. While he was heading out of the management area at last light, he heard a shot towards Highway 67 approximately 100 yards away from his location. As he was traveling towards Highway 67, he came upon a white Toyota Camry stopped in the middle of the roadway with the drivers door open, blocking the road. No one was in the vehicle. Another vehicle approached and pulled alongside of the parked Camry. An individual exited the woods and spoke briefly to the driver of the second vehicle and then both subjects and vehicles left the area. Duval noticed neither of the subjects spoke to him and it was obvious that they did not want to. He made contact with dispatchers, who directed Officers Woody Cook and Matt Gore to his location. While waiting for the of“ cers to arrive, the driver of the Camry came back to Duvals location and stopped. Duval asked him, What did you shoot?Ž The subject said nothing and said he shot at a buck and missed. The driver left the area for a second time. Approximately 10 minutes later, the subject came back, stopped his vehicle, got out and asked him if he was the game warden. Duval replied, Yes, why?Ž He asked what he was doing, and Duval said he was waiting on two of“ cers to arrive so he could go out and look around due to shots being “ red and no one wanting to stick around afterwards. The subject said he did not kill anything but would stay to see if anything was found. After Of“ cers Gore and Cook arrived, Duval explained the scenario and they went into the woods. After a brief search, a freshly killed doe was located approximately 60 yards away from the road in direct line with where the Camry was originally parked. During a subsequent discussion with the subject, he accepted responsibility for the deer. The doe and a 30-06 ri” e were seized as evidence. The bullet was retrieved from the doe for examination and forensic matching to the subjects ri” e. The subject was cited and released. GADSDEN COUNTY: Officer Ben Johnson stopped a vehicle for careless driving. When Of“ cer Johnson ran a wanted person check, he discovered an active warrant on the driver. The subject was arrested and booked into Gadsden County Jail. € Later that day, Of“ cer Johnson received a complaint about a short-antler deer being shot. USDA Officer Kevin Partridge joined Officer Johnson with checking hunters at Camel Lake. The investigation led to information identifying the person who shot the deer. The shooter, from out of town, was located and issued a citation for the violation. The deer meat was seized and later donated. € Near Morgan Swamp Hunting Lease, two men entered private property without permission. Officer Ben Johnson was joined by Officer Mike Mitchell with the Chattahoochee Police Department, who had obtained information that both men had ri” es. Upon investigation, it was discovered the men did not possess hunting licenses or deer permits. Citations were issued for the violations. ESCAMBIA COUNTY: Of“ cers Nick Barnard and John Clark were working complaints of night hunting activity north of Walnut Hill when Barnard heard a rifle shot and stopped a vehicle travelling from the location. Two adults and one juvenile were in the truck. Barnard and Clark noticed two ri” es, one shotgun, and a spotlight inside the truck. The operator admitted he had just taken a shot. The of“ cers observed three harvested doe deer in the bed of the truck. Closer inspection revealed a cooler containing untagged deer meat. The subjects stated they had killed the three doe deer in Alabama but could not produce an Alabama hunting license. The ri” es, shotgun, spotlight, doe deer, untagged meat, and cooler were seized as evidence. The two adult subjects were charged with attempting to take deer at night with a gun and light, possession of doe deer out of season, possession of untagged deer meat, and discharging a “ rearm from a public road.FWC Law Enforcement operations


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 11AAs mentioned last week, this past weekend was a very busy one for members of Flotilla 12. Four members left bright and early to drive over to Destin for the Winter Division meeting. Flotilla Commander Duane Treadon who is on the Division Board, Carolyn Treadon who is Division Secretary, Raye Crews who is the Division Diversity of“ cer and Fran Keating attended. Three times a year the Division Board, made up of our elected officials, and the staff come together for a meeting. This winter, we met at Station Destin. It is hard to not “ nd solace with the water right outside the meeting room. Division Vice Commander Eric DuVuyst discussed the two primary goals for our Division this year should be the education of the procedures, policies and job descriptions of staff positions at both the division and ” otilla levels and our second goal should be communication and the tools the Auxiliary can offer. In essence, we all need to know what our responsibilities are and be aware of the resources we have available to us for use. Each division staff of“ cer works with the Flotilla Staff Of“ cers to ensure that they have the needed resources to do their jobs. Flotilla commanders and staff of“ cers are each given time to chat about what their goals are for the year. Duane Treadon represented Flotilla 12 Apalachee Bay; John Beebe Flotilla 14 represented Destin-Fort Walton; Ray Wagoner Flotilla 17 represented Pensacola; John Seely Flotilla 18 represented Milton; and Greg Mote Flotilla 19 represented Panama City. Across our Division, flotillas are working to provide opportunities to increase safe boating, educate the public including school children, and get out in the public eye to increase awareness. At the end of our meeting, the incoming staff officers were given the oath of office by Commodore William Crouch. It is always a moving moment to hear the oath and recommit our dedication to the Auxiliary. While we were over in Destin, several other members were in St. Marks at the Wildlife Refuge for the WHO festival. Chuck Hickman sent in the following report. On Saturday the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla, Apalachee Bay participated in the Wildlife Heritage and Outdoors Festival at the St. Marks Nation Wild Life Refuge. Larry Kolk displayed his vintage design boat which was appreciated by all who stopped by the booth set up at the lighthouse. Mike Harrison, Phil Hill and Chuck Hickman staffed the booth and provided information about safe boating, the role of the Auxiliary, and courses provided through the Auxiliary. Children and some adults tried their hand at throwing a heaving line, a skill learned by all crew quali“ ed Auxiliary members. While it was a long day it proved to be rewarding to all who participated. It was a bit brisk in the morning but turned into a beautiful day for everyone. Auxiliary members Gary and Christy Owens also came down with their daughter Madelyn to enjoy the day. Being always Semper Paratus, auxiliary members were helping them look for a gator in the tidal ponds! Next week, Flotilla 12 will hold our monthly meeting at the Naval Reserve Center in Tallahassee. While the Fire Station in Crawfordville is under renovation, we will be utilizing other locations for our meetings. Following the meeting, several members will work with the Reservists to provide training towards their PQSs. And as Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Auxiliary, check out our website at www.uscgaux. net for membership information or contact our Flotilla Staff Of“ cer for Human Resources Fran Keating at fso-hr@uscgaux.net. a peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysCoast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD Coast Guard Station Panama City ......................................................... (850) 234-4228 Coast Guard Station Yankeetown .......................................................... (352) 447-6900 Coast Guard Auxiliary St. Marks (Flotilla 12) ........................................... (850) 942-7500 or ............................................................................(850) 284-1166 Boating Emergencies UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton SPECIAL TO THE NEWSDivision staff of“ cers take the oath of of“ ce, left. Auxiliarists at the Wildlife Heritage and Outdoors Festival at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, below, look for gators in the tidal ponds. Business Underwater Becoming a merchant has made me more aware of the challenges facing some of my underwater study subjects. Let me explain. For years I observed marine creatures that survived by providing a service to their community. Science calls them cleaners, and by enlarge, dismiss their contribution as minimal and for the grati“ cation of their host. Perhapsƒ The most obvious to humans are the “ sh cleaners on a reef, speci“ cally the Pederson shrimp found on Caribbean reefs. They are typically found roosting near anemones. Fish come to their location and are observed to patiently wait their turn, and then posture to the shrimp. Once mutual consent is reached, the “ sh will expose an area of its body and the shrimp will jump on to pick parasites or ” esh, cleaning,Ž some times in” icting pain which is tolerated by the “ sh. The “ sh will often open its mouth and permit the shrimp to enter, much like we humans do at the dentist. The shrimp presumably bene“ t with food, the “ sh with less parasites and better health. Cleaner shrimp represent a bene“ t to many “ sh made obvious by the effort of “ sh to seek and defend cleaners and their station (The Wakulla News, Oct. 11, 2012) on a reef. Shrimp advertise their services by swimming away from the protective anemone (anemones sting like “ re coral when touched) and dance.Ž Caribbean divers have learned to offer their hand in posture to these shrimp and are cleaned. I have witnessed shrimp refuse to clean a “ sh and be knocked off the station or later ignored. Successful stations have a line of waiting “ sh, with multiple cleaners servicing clients. The established communications between these two species, more often in a predator-prey relationship, and the bene“ ts derived by both in this relationship fascinated me then as a scientist and now as a merchant. From our protective anemone, our center, we advertise our services (sign, newspaper, festivals, radio) which de“ nes our facility. Our “ sh, customers, come to our station to learn skills for better health to safely enjoy a new realm, and acquire technology to make them more ef“ cient. They occasionally ” inch when paying for a service, but tolerate it for the derived bene“ ts like the cleaned “ sh. It is our customers after all, who defend our station and encourage our success. Like the cleaner shrimp, our success is only as good as the service we can render. Our customer participation at the center bene“ ts our staff in terms of salary with which to feed their families. With more customer participation, more staff will be hired and our station will grow. Sound familiar? At “ rst glance it may sound far-fetched to compare our business with community life under water, and use the analogy to understand and improve our business processes. Hans Hass, the Austrian explorer and naturalist, years before Jacques Cousteau, using an oxygen rebreather lived amongst the “ shes, observing community dynamics. Hass has made many movie documentaries, and written several books about his observations. It was later in life that Hass became a successful consultant when he made the connection between how “ sh literally integrate their behavior to minimize efforts and maximize outcome, and applied it to the business world. This I just learned during a review of this article by Dr. Joerg Hess. Now, about that dance... P.O. 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Wakulla took 1st place with 271 points; 2nd place Suwannee, 173; 3rd place Florida High, 151. By AMY LEESpecial to The NewsThe Lady War Eagles softball team took part in the Rebecca Brady Memorial Classis at Chiles High School on Saturday, Feb. 2. At 10 a.m., Wakulla took on the Godby Cougars. Kayla Hussey and Meghan Sarvis both put the ball in play for triples and Michael Cooper along with Sarvis added two more doubles and along with great defensive plays the team won 7-2 against Godby. At 2 p.m., the Lady War Eagles played the Leon Lions. Compared to Wakulla, which has only two seniors on the team, Leon starts six seniors and three juniors. The game started well with Kayla Hussey hitting a triple. Kenzie Lee then hit a solid line drive to right field bringing Hussey home for the “ rst run of the game. Leon answered in the bottom of the second inning with a two-run home run. Leon added another run in the third inning. In the sixth inning, Michael Cooper hit one out of the park bring the score to 3-2 with Leon ahead. Freshmen pitcher Meghan Sarvis and junior catcher Chris Romanus were brought in the bottom of the “ fth to close the game out. Sarvis, along with the defense, held the Lions scoreless for the remainder of the game. Unfortunately, Wakulla was unable to score any additional runs and lost 3-2. Wakulla takes on Florida High Varsity and JV and Franklin County Varsity this week. The JV team will be participating in a tournament Friday and Saturday at Godby High School. They will pay Lincoln JV Friday at 4 p.m. and Florida High JV at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.Special to The NewsThe recent holiday season brought local reconstruction scientist, Dr. Joe Abal, special gifts in the form of gold medals. Competing for a second time in 2012 in the Florida Senior Games State Championships Powerlifting competition, Abal won “ ve gold medals in bench press and powerlift State competition. After competing during the summer in the Florida Senior Games Track and Field competition in both shot put and discus, Abal set his sights on entering his “ rst statewide powerlifting competition since his competition days of playing high school and college football. It was a great event with a very professional crew running the event and following AAU powerlifting rules of competition,Ž said Abal. I had two of my lifts disqualified because I didnt follow the national AAU Judges command of when to lift, hold, and rack the weight. It was a positive experience and very impressive when you consider the field of more than 50 competitors, the ages of 50 to 91 years old and both women and mens classes,Ž he said. The event was held as part of the Florida Senior Games State Championships Powerlifting twoday all age competition in Lakeland at the Lakeland Civic Center. A side note is that most competitors are sponsored by team powerlifting clubs or groups. Abal competed under his high school affiliation of Erie Tech Memorial track and “ eld team. I had a lot of Facebook classmates from high school wish me good luck and root for me,Ž Abal said. A few even said I was crazy.Ž A regional event is planned in Tallahassee for March 2013 where Abal will compete in shotput and discus events in addition to entering the powerlifting competition.SOFTBALLLady War Eagles beat Godby, lose to Leon in preseason games ROBERT DOUIN/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSWakulla War Eagle wrestlers after winning districts.WRESTLINGWar Eagles win districtSENIOR GAMESJoe Abal wins “ ve gold medals in weightlifting SPECIAL TO THE NEWSDr. Joe Abal ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS2 invited to Biletnikoff BanquetStaff ReportTwo Wakulla athletes will be honored at the 2013 Biletnikoff Banquet … swimmer Joey Briggs, who lives in Wakulla and attends Rickards, and Savanna Harris of Wakulla High School. Briggs, who has a 4.6 GPA in IB program, has recently signed a swim scholarship with the University of Florida. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award presented annually to college footballs outstanding receiver, has selected 16 remarkably talented high school seniors of high character as Foundation Scholars. The Foundation will provide $640,000 in scholarships to these outstanding young men and women, who have overcome significant emotional, mental, physical, and environmental barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extracurricular levels. The banquet will be held at the University Center Club at FSU on Saturday, Feb. 9.


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Page 14A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsOn Jan. 24, at 3:43 p.m. motorist Candace Schrimsher of Old Town reported discovering a 21-month-old child on the side of Highway 267 near Old Nails Road without parental supervision. She collected the child and was joined a short time later by State Forester Ken Weber. The child was wearing only a diaper when he was observed on the white line of the highway. Schrimsher and Weber were unable to locate a parent in the area. Sgt. Danny Harrell began an investigation and contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Forestry Of“ cer Weber continued to search the area and was able to locate a 24-year-old male parent walking on Old Nails Road. The parent told Sgt. Harrell that he had fallen asleep inside his home and the child made it outside through a back door. The child appeared to be in good health at the time of the incident and the investigation was turned over to an investigator from DCF. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of“ ce last week: JANUARY 24 € Deputy Rachel Wheeler responded to a two vehicle traf“ c crash at Shadeville Highway and Cajer Posey Road. A 16-year-old female driver stopped at the Cajer Posey Road stop sign facing south as Edward J. Vigil, 39, of Crawfordville was approaching the intersection on Shadeville Highway traveling west. The juvenile continued into the intersection before Vigil cleared the intersection and the crash occurred. The juveniles vehicle suffered $1,500 worth of damage and the Vigil vehicle suffered $3,000 worth of damage. A second 16year-old female was a passenger in the “ rst juveniles vehicle. There were no injuries although the Vigil vehicle had disabling damage. € Cauley Fountain of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim discovered unauthorized bank accounts that were opened using his personal information. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated. € Riversprings Middle School Assistant Principal Michele Baggett reported a “ re in the girls bathroom in the RMS gym. A 14-year-old juvenile set some paper on fire and attempted to share it with another student. The suspect eventually tossed the burning paper into a sink. The burning paper created enough smoke in the bathroom that maintenance staff had to clear the smoke out before students could enter again. The suspect had three cigarette lighters in her possession which were collected by Baggett. The juvenile was suspended from school for three days for having the lighters and starting a fire. She will also be issued a civil citation by Sgt. Ray Johnson for disruption of a school function. € Kasi Waltermon of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of jewelry. The jewelry was taken from the victims home. Suspects have been identi“ ed and the jewelry is valued at $3,100. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. € Justin Keith Junior, 26, of Crawfordville was charged with smuggling/ introduction of contraband for possessing cigarettes while working as a trustee on the WCSO litter crew. Deputy Katie Deal discovered the cigarettes on Junior at Hudson Park. Deputy Vicki Mitchell made the smuggling arrest due to Florida Statute noting that a county detention facilityŽ also includes the work camp where the litter crew trustees begin their work. € Mark Janinda of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The entry point was determined to be a window and $5,277 worth of sterling silver and currency was stolen. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputies Marshall Taylor and Clint Beam and Detective Rob Giddens investigated. JANUARY 25 € David Funderburke of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of medications. The medications were taken from the victims vehicle. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. € Joyce Millender of Crawfordville reported a possible identity theft. The victim has been receiving calls from someone attempting to collect money on a fraudulent debt. The bank involved told the victim that it may have been a phishingŽ scam where someone attempts to gain personal information from the victim. She was advised by Deputy Mike Crum to check her credit report to determine if any unusual activity has taken place. € Eric Johnston of Crawfordville reported a structure “ re at his home. Wakulla firefighters put out the blaze which was thought to have been electrical in nature. The exact cause of the “ re is still to be determined by the state Fire Marshal. The fire created substantial damage to the interior. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Detective Rob Giddens investigated. € Seth Lee Coleman, 24, of Crawfordville was arrested for DUI after Deputy Cole Wells reportedly observed Coleman driving at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain a single lane. During the course of stopping the motorist, Deputy Wells allegedly observed Coleman nearly strike a cement bridge guard rail. Deputy Nick Gray also investigated. € Jerry Tucker of Panacea reported a grand theft and trespassing at his business. A suspect cut a hole in the victims business fence and stole approximately $920 worth of plywood. Evidence was collected at the scene and Detectives Lorne Whaley and Derek Lawhon interviewed a suspect, David Earl Moss, 18, of Panacea, who allegedly admitted entering the fenced yard of Jerrys Marine Repair and stealing the plywood. Moss was charged with grand theft and trespassing. JANUARY 26 € Ira Whaley of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone tampered with the victims vehicle and created a scratch and dent. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. € Dwayne Nell Clark, 24, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to sell. Deputy Cole Wells observed Clark on Jack Crum Road and had prior knowledge that Clark had outstanding narcotics warrants. Deputy Wells followed Clark to his home and smelled the odor of burned marijuana coming from Clark and his vehicle. Clark granted Deputy Wells request to search his vehicle where the deputy allegedly discovered three individually packaged bags of marijuana and rolling papers. A second discovery included two more individual bags of marijuana, one which contained a large amount of cannabis. The individual baggies of marijuana weighed 294 grams and Clark was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston also investigated. Clark is being held in the Wakulla County Jail under a $60,000 bond. The marijuana was valued at approximately $1,030. JANUARY 27 € Shawn Edward Smith, 36, of Dalton, Penn., was arrested for DUI after Deputy Nick Gray reportedly observed the motorist traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain a single lane. Deputy Gray was operating stationary radar when he was allegedly nearly struck by the motorist. Deputy Gray and Deputy Elisee Colin observed Smith drive into the Dux parking lot where he proceeded to run inside the Dux restroom. Smith was arrested when he was found to be in possession of the key for the suspect vehicle. € Dale Grayson of Dade City reported a vehicle “ re on Piney Creek Road in Sopchoppy. The RV motor home was at a campground when it caught “ re. Fire“ ghters put out the flames but the RV and contents were a total loss. The “ re originated near the stove and coffee maker. The RV was valued at $32,000. There were no signs of foul play and the “ re was ruled accidental. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. € A 54-year-old Crawfordville man reported harassing telephone calls over the past several months. Someone is calling the victim on a consistent basis but hangs up without revealing an identity. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. JANUARY 28 € Linda Harris of the Panacea Area Water Sys-tem reported the theft of wooden rocking chairs from the business. The chairs are valued at $200. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. €Deborah Diane Padgett of Crawfordville was observed driving on Shadeville Highway with an expired tag. She was issued two Uniform Traf“ c Citations for having an expired tag of more than six months and driving while license suspended or revoked. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. €Kelly Corrigan of Crawfordville reported the theft of mail from her mailbox. A package that was delivered to the victims mailbox was reported missing. The value of the missing item was $30. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated. € Jerry L. Hoover, 21, of Crawfordville was arrested for introduction of contraband into a detention facility. Inmate Hoover was working the recreation park detail. During the routine search of the inmate, tobacco was found inside a lip balm container. Deputy Jerry Morgan investigated. € Patricia Revell of Crawfordville reported “ nding a boat near a power line off Arran Road in Crawfordville. The “ berglass oyster boat did not have any identifying markings to determine if it was stolen or just abandoned. Deputy Richard Moon investigated. JANUARY 29 € Melissa Tully of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle. The bicycle is valued at $135. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated. € Anthony Hertz of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim discovered that someone used his personal information to open an account with a “ nancial company. There was a past due amount of $110 on the account. The victim has never banked at the “ nancial company where the fraud occurred. Deputy Rachel Wheeler investigated. € A 30-year-old parent on Brown Boulevard in Crawfordville reported his 2-year-old son as missing. The father went to the bathroom and returned to “ nd the back door of the home open and the child missing. When the parent was unsuccessful locating the boy he made a 911 call to the WCSO Dispatch. During the time between several assisting units being contacted and arriving on scene, the WCSO received a call from a Shadeville Highway residence that the child was there. Sgt. Mike Helms retrieved the child and determined that the boy was in good health. Deputy Vicki Mitchell determined that the parent was under the in” uence of an alcoholic beverage and the parent was drinking beer while deputies searched for the child. The Florida Department of Children and Families was contacted and told Deputy Mitchell that they would take a report of the incident. The case was reported at 8:48 p.m. and concluded at 9:23 p.m. € Deputies Marshall Taylor and Clint Beam investigated a three -ehicle traf“ c crash at U.S. Highway 319 and Mike Stewart Drive. The three drivers were Ashley L. Duncan of Crawfordville, Richard P. Knowles of Crawfordville and Jessica L. Landolt of Tallahassee. They were operating a Toyota Corolla, Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Camaro at the time of the crash. There were no injuries and only minor damage to the three vehicles. JANUARY 30 € William H. Hopkins of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim observed a male subject on his property during nighttime hours. The suspect was allegedly in the process of stealing aluminum rims when he was spotted. The suspect ” ed the scene when confronted by the victim. The property is valued at $300. Deputy Sean Wheeler and Deputy Richard Moon investigated. € Allen Harvey of Crawfordville reported finding a childs bicycle near his property. The bike was abandoned for approximately one week. It is valued at $25 and was placed in the WCSO Impound Yard by Deputy Mike Crum. € Wal-Mart Asset Protection reported a retail theft. A couple was allegedly observed taking a blender from the store without paying for the item. A short time later a male came back into the store and attempted to return the blender which was valued at $139. Maurice A. Hummel, 47, of Crawfordville was arrested for dealing in stolen property. One of the suspects has been identi“ ed in the theft of the blender. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. € A clerk at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville reported a retail gas drive-off. A motorist failed to pay for $5.72 worth of fuel. The suspect has been identi“ ed. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. € Sue Cobb of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim reported that her bank card was used for $1,189 worth of unauthorized charges. The transactions occurred in South Florida. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. € Steven Everette Kelly, 61, of Crawfordville was involved in a traf“ c crash at Hidden Valley Lane and Old Woodville Highway. The victim suffered a medical crisis and veered off the roadway into a woodline. The vehicle suffered minor damage and the victim was transported to a Tallahassee hospital by Wakulla EMS. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. € Anna Lopez of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Someone attempted to make a $98 purchase in Bangladesh. The victim believes the card was compromised in Taylor County. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. € Brandi Williams of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. The side of the victims home was damaged by BB gun shots. A window was also damaged. Damage to the home was estimated at $500. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. € Shannon Meany of Crawfordville reported the theft of medications and jewelry from her home. The property is valued at $375. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. € Malcolm Rudd of Crawfordville reported a bank fraud. A suspicious charge was observed for $26 out of New York. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 986 calls for service during the past week including 23 residential and business alarms; 77 citizen contacts; 15 regular E-911 calls; 63 investigations; 11 loud noise/music complaints; 43 medical emergencies; 293 residential and commercial security checks; 27 special details; 29 subpoena services; 11 suspicious people; 10 thefts; 39 traf“ c enforcements; 125 traf“ c stops; 10 disabled vehicles; 13 reckless vehicles; and 20 wanted people.Sheri s ReportSpecial to The NewsThe WCSO Litter Control Unit was made up of three female trustees Friday, Feb. 1 for the rst time ever. Half of the six-person crew was female and the rest was male. The males worked one side of U.S. Highway 98 and the females worked the other side. Sheriff Charlie Creel said he hopes to get more female trustees on the work detail as inmates become eligible to be on the litter crew. Statistically, the WCSO Litter Control Unit picked up 213,680 pounds of trash in 2012 on county roads. Since Jan. 18, 201, when the WCSO got the state road litter control contract back, the unit has picked up 5,765 pounds of trash on state roads. The total litter pickup number for January 2013 was 9,020 pounds. The male and the female trustees are kept separated during transport and while working on the roads. The crew is under the leadership of Deputy Katie Deal.Half of litter control unit is female Valentine’s Dinner Special 10oz. Ribeye & Shrimp for two with two sides and dessert. HARRISON BAIL BONDS850-926-2299Franklin County 850-670-3333Locally Owned & Operated by Mike Harrison Since 1995 3039 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordvillewww.wakullabailbonds.comA-AAA


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 15AThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce is required to release information regarding movement of sexual predators in Wakulla County. There are currently five registered Sexual Predators residing in Wakulla County. Donald D. Hines currently resides at 3 Blue Dolphin Drive Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Hines was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in September of 2012 for a sexual crime involving a child under 12 years of age. HINES IS NOT WANTED. Mark A. Hudson currently resides at 111 Tickie Ridge Circle Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Hudson was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in April of 2009 for a sexual crime involving a child. HUDSON IS NOT WANTED. Michael L Jones currently resides at 634 East Ivan Road Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Jones was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in October of 2007 for a sexual crime involving a child under 12 years of age. JONES IS NOT WANTED. Shantas T. Nixon currently resides at 1998 Wakulla Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Nixon was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in December of 2012 for a sexual crime involving a child. NIXON IS NOT WANTED. Richard L. Winger currently resides at 53 Cayuse Drive Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Winger was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in March of 2011 for a sexual crime involving a child under 12 years of age. WINGER IS NOT WANTED. This information is being released in accordance with the Florida Statute 775.21 for noti“ cation purposes only. For more information, contact the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce Persons Crimes Unit at (850) 7457188 or (850) 745-7185, or visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website at www.offender. fdle.state.” .us. Sexual predators reported living in Wakulla County Donald D. HinesMark A. Hudson Michael L. JonesShantas T. Nixon Richard L. WIngerSpecial to The News The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee Regional Operations Center Cyber Crime Squad and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce arrested James Levi Myers, 39, of Crawfordville, on Thursday, Jan. 31, on six counts of distribution of child pornography, 15 counts of possession of child pornography and cultivation of marijuana. FDLE agents along with Wakulla County Sheriffs deputies served a search warrant at Myers home, 690 Crawfordville Highway, and located the child pornography and marijuana. Myers was arrested without incident and booked into the Wakulla County Jail. This case will be prosecuted by the Of“ ce of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit. Bond for Myers was set at $135,000 and he is currently being held at the Wakulla County Jail. Visit the FDLE Computer Crime Center website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at www.fdle.state.fl.us/ FC3.Crawfordville man arrested for child porn WCSOJames Levi Myers Special to The NewsWakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigators located a 26-year-old missing special needs female Monday, Feb. 4 using the Project Lifesaver search and rescue equipment, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel. The special needs female was at Wal-Mart when she wandered away from a relative who was serving as her caregiver. The WCSO mobilized a search team after an effort to locate the female inside the store was unsuccessful. The missing female was wearing a Project Lifesaver bracelet and WCSO investigators used the correlating tracking equipment. In less than 30 minutes after receiving the call, WCSO detectives and deputies arrived on the scene and located the missing female tangled up in weeds and brush on a fence line on the northern side of the structure. She was safe and sound, unharmed, just disoriented,Ž said Sheriff Creel. Project Lifesaver is an outstanding program and has helped the sheriffs of“ ce locate many missing citizens in a short period of time over the years.Ž Investigating for the sheriffs of“ ce was: Detective Matt Helms, Detective Ryan Muse, Sgt. Mike Helms, Lt. Andy Curles, Victim Advocates Laurie Langston and Paige Strickland and Captain Randall Taylor who operated the search equipment. The Project Lifesaver bracelet emits a radio signal that is sent out to the search device and helps law enforcement locate missing citizens who are wearing the bracelet. 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Page 16A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comTo earth, and every common sight, to me did seem appareled in celestial light.Ž So wrote William Wordsworth, noted 19th century English romantic poet. Wordsworth began his life in scenic northwest England. Bene“ ting from a privileged birth, he was afforded the time to re” ect on the areas natural beauty. Most of the residents were working just to survive and had little time to notice. The terrain was heavily timbered in Wordsworths day, including a variety of pines which were part of the background of life for most people. A similar situation exists in Wakulla County today. The variety of pines is so common that they are rarely seen or appreciated. Arguably, the stateliest local pine is the Longleaf. This pine is a native North American tree capable of reaching 80 to 125 feet in height with a 30 to 40-footbranch spread. A distinctive characteristic this beautiful tree is the new growth clusters which are silvery white during the winter. These buds are commonly called candles, which require little imagination from the viewer to see the similarity. Longleaf pines stay in a tufted, grass-like stage for “ ve to seven years after germinating. They grow very slowly in this phase while developing a root system. Once the root system is established, the growth accelerates. The bright evergreen needles may extend up to 14 inches long and are very flexible giving a weeping effect to the tree. Flowers are inconspicuous and occur in spring, along with abundant pollen. Soon large, spiny cones follow and may remain on the tree for several years. The slash pine is another large, stately, heavily-branched, longneedled conifer native to Wakulla County. It is capable of a rapid growth rate and the potential of reaching 100 feet in height with a three to four-footdiameter trunk. The six-inch-long cones appear among the dark green, eightinch-long needles, and are favored by wildlife. Squirrels are particularly fond of the seeds, scattering the cone debris below. Slash pines self-prune its lower branches forming an open, rounded canopy which creates a light, dappled shade beneath. The grey-brown bark is deeply furrowed and scaly. The “ ltered light allows just enough sun to reach understory plants and grow beneath this tall, evergreen tree. This high, shifting shade provides an opportunity for wildlife habitat in the undergrowth. Aggressive root competition for moisture takes place beneath these pines. Left unmanaged, excessive undergrowth can produce a wildfire hazard particularly during the dry season. Pines typically have deep roots except in poorly-drained soil. Once established, slash pines are more tolerant of wet sites than most other pines and are moderately salt-tolerant. Pines grow well on a variety of acidic soils in full sun or partial shade. The tap root is prominent in well-drained soils and can make young trees difficult to transplant from the wild. Like in Wordsworths day, while pines go largely unnoticed they are an integral part of modern life. Pine timber for structures, pine needles for mulch, pulp for paper and there are many more pine product which are used daily without a thought to their origin. To learn more about pines in Wakulla County, contact your UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Of“ ce at 850-926-3931 or at http://wakulla.ifas. u” .edu.Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u” .edu or at (850) 926-3931.The overlooked pine Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSRows of planted pines in Wakulla County, above. Inset below, pine cones. Est. 1980 & & & & & & &VALENTINE’S DAYisTHURSDAY FEBRUARY 14th 850926-7929www.WakullaFlorist.comRoses Exotic Fresh Cuts Candy Bouquets Gift & Gourmet Baskets Unique Jewelry Chocolates Balloons Plants ...and so much more! Gift Certi“cates Available 3128 Crawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville WEVE MOVED! 3 DOORS SOUTH All you need is love… Rain or Shine March 16 at Hudson Park Crawfordville Hwy. • Crawfordville FL ABSOLUTLY NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED Interested Vendors 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 9 AM, March 16, 2013. We Serve Annual St. Patricks Day FestivalMarch 16, 2013Sponsored by the Crawfordville Lions Club


Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013By TAMMIE BARFIELDThis year is shaping up to be busy with events and activities. The 2013 Wakulla Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet was held Jan. 17 at the senior center and the new board was sworn-in to serve in this new year. Chamber board members dedicate a lot of volunteer time to helping the business community and I look forward to working with the new board in an effort to steer opportunities in a direction that will be bene“ cial to our businesses. Our guest speaker this year was new board member and Wakulla Environmental Institute Executive Director Bob Ballard. He gave us an update on the exciting things happening with TCC and the institute. We have so much to look forward to with that project and the impact it will have on our community, our businesses and our students. The chambers monthly networking luncheon was held on Jan. 23 at the UF-IFAS Extension Of“ ce, and was catered by the KastNet. This was a sold outŽ event with a record attendance of 68. Coming up in February, our FOCUS group is hosting a Foundations of Marketing for Successful Advertising workshop facilitated by the Small Business Development Center in Tallahassee. The workshop will be held Feb. 20 at the chamber of“ ce and there is no charge to attend. Go to the FOCUS Facebook page and click on the link to register. Also in February, chamber officers will again participate in the Regional Chambers meeting at the airport on Jan. 21 in an attempt to take advantage of cooperative marketing and planning. And the Farrington Law Of“ ce is hosting a chamber mixer on Jan. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Be sure to check the schedule for TCCs Ed2Go classes which are free to chamber members and their employees. The third Annual Low Country Boil committee is gearing up with the event scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 3Y Ranch in Crawfordville. Locomotive will provide the entertainment this year so get ready to secure your tickets early.Turn to Page 10B T a k i n g C a r e o f B u s i n e s s Taking Care of Business B u s i n e s s N e w s f r o m Business News from FROM THE PRESIDENTLooking forward to the new year By PETRA SHUFFOf the Chamber KastNet drew a record crowd of 68 to the January luncheon, and just as the last time, the food and desserts, served buffet style, were wonderful. Our menu included egg rolls, buffalo chicken dip and chips, salad, pasta Alfredo, grilled chicken and bourbon chicken which was a special treat since this dish is only served at the restaurant on Fridays, bread sticks, yummy assorted cupcakes and drinks. Ashley set up in record time, and everything was set to go as our “ rst guests arrived. KastNet is owned by Fred and Thu Mohrfeld and is located at 1303 Old Woodville Road, serves mainly seafood and wonderful desserts. KastNet offers dine-in and takeout, and is available to cater your event. The restaurant also holds a special Valentines Day extravaganza on Monday, Feb. 11, serving a four course candlelight dinner. There are currently openings from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. To make reservations for your special Valentines dinner call 421-1255. Mary got the program under way to make sure we stayed within our time frame by “ rst reminding of a slightly different format for 2013, and went straight to announcing newly joined members for the past couple of months. Dan Simmons with Buckeye Technologies made the trip from Perry to join us for the “ rst time, and gave a quick overview of the company. The plant employs 700 people, of which 80 percent live in Taylor County. An estimated 1,000 jobs are created indirectly for loggers, suppliers and other allied services which support the plant operation. 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Page 2B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com S p o t l i g h t o n B u s i n e s s Spotlight on Business B u s i n e s s N e w s f r o m Business News from Owner: Catherine R. Cameron. Tell us about your business (include unique facts and history): After retiring from the League of SE Credit Unions and IBM after 43 years of service I decided to open a Spanish/English Translation Service to assist anyone that needed my help. What services, products do you offer? Document translation, conference call translations, telephone excellence skills training, telephone voice-over recordings, assistance with resume preparation and tutoring in Spanish. What sets your business apart from the competition? The experience I have in the business world gives me an edge to assist clients. What should the community/customer expect when they visit your business? Professional Assistance with their project when I come to them or assist them on the phone. How long have you been a Chamber member? One year. Why did you join the Chamber? To be able to network with my local community and be of assistance where I can. What Chamber services have you taken advantage of and/or will take advantage of in the near future? I had my ribbon cutting on the Chamber steps and the publicity was great. In addition, I enjoy the monthly luncheons or dinners opportunities to meet members. I also enjoy the Chamber website, newsletter and most of all Petras assistance when I have a blank moment. Whats your reason Wakulla residents should Shop Local? You should shop local to support our local business owners and to get to know each other. If anyone is interested in your products/services, how do they contact you? Either by phone at (850) 926-7955 or through my website at www. lkrcom.com. Community involvement: Active member of the Friends of the Wakulla Library and the Crawfordville Womans Club. LKR Comunication and Translations LLC 1330 Dr. M. L. K. Jr. Memorial Road Crawfordville FL 32327 Phone: (850) 926-7955. Business: LKR Communication and Translations LLCThe Annual Low Country Boil will be held at 3Y Ranch in Crawfordville on Saturday, April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring a Low Country Boil dinner, and live music by Locomotive. Premier sponsorship for the event is shared by Capital City Bank, The Wakulla News and Waste Pro. We are excited to sponsor this community event again, and once more enjoy a little taste of the Southern Low Country,Ž said Amy Geiger, community president, Capital City Bank. Through this annual fundraising event the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce has provided several Wakulla High School students scholarships. Two Green Guide Scholarships will be awarded this year through a partnership with the TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute. Sponsorship packets are available from the Chamber of“ ce 9261848, or our website http://wakullacountychamber.com. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the gate. For tickets contact the Chamber of“ ce (850) 926-1848. • Free workshop – Marketing for successful advertisingThe workshop is sponsored by the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, FOCUS Wakulla and Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University and will be held Feb. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chamber of“ ce, 23 High Drive. The instructor will be Christine S. Urban, business analyst, FAMU Small Business Development Center. Everyone wants to know where to advertise and how to get the best bang for their buck. Many business owners jump the gun disseminating mismatched and ill-timed advertising and wonder why it doesnt work. This workshop will take you back to some of the basic marketing concepts that you need to address before you advertise. Even more importantly, youll learn how what youve learned can be transferred into a brandŽ using advertising strategies inclusive of the newer formats. To participate in this free workshop please email petra@wakullacountychamber.com to receive the registration link. • ED2GO online classesEd2Go online learning is offered to member businesses and employees January through June through the Burt Poole Scholarship Fund, established by the Chamber of Commerce. Please email the Chamber of“ ce wakullacochamber@embarqmail.com for registration form and enrollment instructions. All registrations have to be submitted to the Chamber of“ ce for member veri“ cation prior to enrolling. Speed Spanish … Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and youll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time. Speed Spanish II … Follow-up to our popular Speed Spanish course. Several new recipes help you continue building ” uency. Accounting Fundamentals … Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 3B Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, Feb. 7  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.  FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce.  ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.  NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge.  FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library through the BEST Project, an initiative of the United Way of the Big Bend and its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Friday, Feb. 8  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  BOOK CLUB meets at the public library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.  QUILTERS GUILD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832. Saturday, Feb. 9  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.  CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP will be held at 9 a.m. at Myra Jean’s Restaurant in Crawfordville. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277.  FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library through the BEST Project, an initiative of the United Way of the Big Bend and its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Sunday, Feb. 10  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. 11  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN will meet at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m.  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 Alzheimer’s Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. Tuesday, Feb. 12  ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville at noon.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  BOOK BUNCH meets in the children’s room at the public library at 10:30 a.m.  NAMI CONNECTION will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. This group is for people diagnosed with a mental illness.  CRAWFORDVILLE LION’S CLUB will meet at 6 p.m. at Myra Jean’s Restaurant.  CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP will be held at 9 a.m. at Myra Jean’s Restaurant in Crawfordville. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. Wednesday, Feb. 13  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.  FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the senior center through the BEST Project, an initiative of the United Way of the Big Bend and its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Thursday, Feb. 14  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information.  COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.  FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce.  ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.  NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge.  FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library through the BEST Project, an initiative of the United Way of the Big Bend and its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Special EventsThursday, Feb. 7  FLORIDA SEAFOOD CLASS will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. 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.  BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wakulla Family Medicine. Each donor will receive a free movie ticket. Sign up by calling Lori Strickland at 926-7105. Walk-ins are accepted. Friday, Feb. 8  SENIOR EXEMPTION ASSISTANCE will be available at the senior center every Friday in February from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wakulla County Property Appraiser Donnie Sparkman’s staff will be there to educate and assist with senior exemption and any other exemptions to which they may qualify for. Saturday, Feb. 9  VALENTINE CELEBRATION AND PARADE will be held at Hudson Park by Rotary Club. The day starts with a 5K Cupid Dash and 1 mile Fit for Love Walk. Registration is at 7 a.m., the fun walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. Breakfast in the park will be held at 8 a.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 9 a.m. and it starts at 10 a.m. The grand marshall is Nigel Bradham, Buffalo Bills linebacker. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. with music, food, games, rides and arts and crafts.  FOOD PRESERVATION WATER BATH CANNING WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Hands-on preservation workshops where participants will practice food safety techniques and leave with a nished product. 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.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea. Helen Thompson Vaughn and her brothers, Nathan Thompson Jr. (“Buddy”) and Larry Thompson, will share “Re ections of Panacea” as they recall memories of people, places and activities of the community. Attendants will also be able to see the new exhibit featuring the Apalachee Bay Fire Station Art Group. For more information, visit the Historical Society Museum & Archives at 24 High Drive in Crawfordville or call 926-1110.Upcoming EventsFriday, Feb. 15  EVENING OF RAGTIME DELIGHTS featuring the world renowned 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.  SENIOR EXEMPTION ASSISTANCE will be available at the senior center every Friday in February from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wakulla County Property Appraiser Donnie Sparkman’s staff will be there to educate and assist with senior exemption and any other exemptions to which they may qualify for. Saturday, Feb. 16  JAMS AND JELLIES FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wakulla County Extension Of ce. Hands-on preservation workshops where participants will practice food safety techniques and leave with a nished product. 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. Monday, Feb. 18  FREE FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATIONAL COURSE will be held by NAMI Wakulla for 12 weeks, starting today at 5:30 p.m. at Myra Jean’s Restaurant conference room. This course is free for family members, partners and friends of individuals with major depression and Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post traumatic Stress Disorder. This course is structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental disorders. This course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers. To register, call NAMI Wakulla at 926-1033 or e-mail namiwakulla@ centurylink.net.  WAKULLA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB will hold its rst meeting of the new year from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Beef O’ Brady’s in Crawfordville. The guest speaker is Stephanie Kunkel. She was the Women’s Vote director for the Florida Obama Campaign. Government Meetings 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.  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. Thursday, Feb. 14  WAKULLA COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea.  ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall. By SCOTT JOYNER Library DirectorLibraries offer for free, the wisdom of the agesƒand simply put, there is something for everyone inside.Ž -Laura Bush Book Extravaganza another success! Last Saturdays Book Extravaganza was another great success for the Friends of the Library. Your generous support raised more than $500 for the library! Please come by the Friends tent at this Saturdays Valentines Day activities in Hudson Park so we can thank you in person, and give those interested information on the Friends and goings on at the library. Friday Night Movie Our Friday Night Movie this week is a multiAcademy Award nominee set in the bayou and written by a native of Monticello. This PG-13 rated film (which our Public Showing License forbids me to name here) tells the story of a young girl named Hushpuppy (played by Quvenzhane Wallis, the youngest actress to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in history), a 6-year-old force of nature in a isolated bayou community. When her home is ” ooded, her tough, but loving father does whatever he can to teach Hushpuppy how to fend for herself as he rapidly succumbs to a mysterious sickness. Hushpuppys strength of spirit will inspire you in this acclaimed film that shows that a “ lm need not have a $100 million budget to tell a great story and touch the heart. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. showing. Anti-Tobacco Speaker Feb. 12 at WCPL Wakulla County Tobacco Prevention and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) will be presenting Rick Bender on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room. Bender, a former semi-pro baseball player, started chewing and using spit tobacco at age 12. By 26, he had cancer and had lost a third of his face. He provides a very moving presentation and will be available for questions. Information on smoking cessation classes will also be available. The presentation is free and open to the public. Family Game Hour at WCPL Due to the success of our Family Game Day a couple weeks back, weve decided to have a Family Game hour every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in our Childrens Room. All the great games we had at the Game Day will be available for families to play and enjoy along with our Childrens Coordinator Leilania Nichols. Please come by for all the fun as wed like to make this a regular event. And dont worry, Family Game Day will return on a Saturday very soon! AARP Tax Prep at WCPL The AARP will be holding their annual tax preparation assistance each Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in our computer lab throughout tax season. This free service is intended for low to medium income “ lers, with special attention paid to those more than 50 years of age. This is a “ rst-come first-served program so please be prepared for a bit of a wait.Library News... Blood Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wakulla Family Medicine. Senior exemption assistance from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the senior center. Rotary Valentine Celebration at Hudson Park. Parade at 10 a.m. Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. at Wakulla Welcome Center. ThursdayFridaySaturdayTuesday W e e k Week i n inW a k u l l a akulla W a k u l l a akulla Email your community events to jjensen@thewakullanews.net


Page 4B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comBy DAVID ROYSETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Feb. 1 … In the effort to think of someone who might try to replace the unpopular Gov. Rick Scott, one name has largely been overlooked: Rick Scott. The little-known, populist, former tea party politician emerged this week as a sweet-talking alternative to the Rick Scott who got elected in 2010 promising to be stingy and mean, to Get to WorkŽ at slashing the size of government. Where Rick Scott-2010 rolled out his “ rst budget by noting theres no sweeteners for special interests, or special people, or special companies,Ž Rick Scott-2012 this week put out a budget that tries to make several people feel special, from classroom teachers to state workers to environmentalists. The new Scott, with no hint of shame at all, touted a gift bag of a proposed budget this week that tries to spread some happiness around, a sort-of I told you so,Ž about how a recovering economy can lift a lot of boats. The economy, the governor essentially said, has the state heading back toward the land of milk and honey, just in time for Scott to ask people to evaluate his “ rst term and give him another. Theres $2,500 raises for all classroom teachers; $1,200 bonuses for ordinary state workers, with bigger bonuses for the really good employees; theres a big increase in per-student spending in K-12; new money for universities, along with a call for no tuition increases. And there continue to be the calls for tax breaks that are left over from old Rick Scotts time. Opponents of the governor kind of had their heads spun around a few times … he was actually calling for some things theyve been pleading for, and forcing them to “ nd some new talking points. After a couple years of being saddled with low approval ratings, the governor looked like he wanted people to like him. And Democrats and others who have spent the last few years criticizing Scott found themselves admitting he was saying some things that voters just might like. Its a taxpayer-“ nanced down payment on courting votes for 2014,Ž said Sen. Chris Smith, of Fort Lauderdale, the leader of the Democrats in his chamber, to which Republicans essentially replied: ŽWell, yeah.Ž The states teachers union probably had to pull out a dictionary. Cutting and pasting the criticism theyve leveled for years wasnt an option … and they likely couldnt “ nd the last sentence they wrote in praise of a budget because it was presumably stored on an IBM 486 thrown out at the end of the Chiles administration. We are happy the governor is recognizing and investing in Floridas high performing public schools,Ž Florida Education Association President Andy Ford said, seeming even in a written press release to struggle to get the words out. We look forward to the governors strong advocacy of this proposal.Ž Before this week the only thing the teachers union was looking forward to was getting a new governor. The union that represents many state workers will continue to advocate for an across-the-board pay raise, something government rank and file workers havent had in six years. The spokesman for AFSCME also was using unfamiliar words, calling the governors bonus plan generousŽ and a signi“ cant “ nancial commitmentŽ and even saying the union appreciates it. I want to reward the most effective employees, no different than what I did when I was in business,Ž Scott said. A few years ago, the state used to buy land to keep it out of development. There is a program called Florida Forever … but it didnt look like it would go on for that long. When the recession hit, the state basically stopped buying conservation lands. But this week, Scott said lets go back out there and pick up some more wilderness. Scott proposed $75 million for the land buying program, after requesting just $15 million last year and using his veto pen to strike Florida Forever money two years ago. He also proposed new money for Everglades restoration and other environmental cleanup programs. Scott also wants new dollars to reduce the waiting list for developmentally disabled people needing services, and overall, the proposed budget is bigger, in unadjusted dollar terms, than it has been in several years, coming in at over $74 billion … though Scotts staff points out that when adjusted for population and in” ation, its the third smallest in over a decade. Still, the other two smaller ones? Those were Scotts “ rst two budgets. Bottom line, Scott says: the economy is coming back to life. And as he and other Republicans before him have said, when taxes are low and spending is careful, taxes come in more robustly and spending can be a little more carefree. The new money comes mostly from increased tax collections, Scott said. Floridas economy is back on track and the nation is taking notice of our economic turnaround,Ž Scott said Thursday. If one were watching the budget release with a political eye, one might say Scott is looking like another recent governor: Charlie Crist. That is, hes found a popular issue … improving education and helping out teachers … and hes going to go to bat for it. If that conveniently brings in some votes, well thats OK. And if lawmakers cant find a way to make it work … well, hes not the one being the bad guy. Crist, who is thinking about his own gubernatorial comeback effort, may have to pull out his planbook and cross offer teachers a pay raise and throw money at schoolsŽ off his to-do campaign list as something thats been taken away by the other guy. BURNS AND ALLEN, ABBOT AND COSTELLO, WEATHERFORD AND GAETZWhile Scott this week unveiled his budget, the speaker of the House and the Senate president were sounding a note of harmony, appearing together … literally speaking at the same time … at a meeting of newspaper editors in an effort to show that their goals are the same. One of the knocks on the Legislature going back many years is that it gets bogged down in the personal agendas of its leaders … and sometimes gets hung up when those agendas are at odds. Or the legislative calendar becomes fodder for horse-trading between the president and speaker so they can each get some of what they want for their legacy. But Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz, both Republicans, said in their joint appearance this week that they have one agenda as a team. We have a solid framework of agreement on issues of key importance,Ž Gaetz said … a sentence that sounds more like something spoken in the last few hours of session. The two are on the same page on a number of issues, they said, from wanting to be cautious over the budget even with the new surplus, to interest in ethics reforms. Adding to the bizarre tag-team approach of the two leaders, Gaetz, who is never at a loss for words … and lots of them … responded to one question, about use of tax dollars to help out professional sports enterprises, by following Weatherfords answer simply with What he said.Ž Weatherford and Gaetz assurances of a harmonious couple of years between the two chambers came at an annual meeting of newspaper editors put on by The Associated Press. Also at that meeting was a panel discussion of what happened on Election Day to cause long lines and what the solution should be. While consensus seems to have developed in the Legislature that more early voting days may be needed, and while some are pushing for shorter ballots, the panel discussion made it clear that there remain differences in opinion about what happened and why. Particularly why. The most interesting discussion was over what the intent of lawmakers was when they reduced early voting and made it hard to change mailing addresses on Election Day. Democrats repeated their belief that it was part of a broad, national GOP effort to reduce minority voting. Republicans said thats absurd. They basically agreed to continue to disagree. I dont personally believe Republicans sat in a room and tried to “ gure out a way to suppress the vote,Ž said Florida GOP Chairman Lenny Curry. But thats exactly what many Democrats do believe. I dont think Republicans probably used those words, but pretty close,Ž said Democratic Party executive director Scott Arceneaux, sitting next to Curry on the panel. I believe there absolutely was an intent to suppress votes,Ž added Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, who was on Currys other side. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-St. Petersburg, voted for the law most often blamed by critics for doing that, an elections bill passed in 2011 that, among other things, reduced early voting days. He said he, for one, had no intent of keeping anyone from casting a ballot. Rather than thinking about keeping minorities and others who tend to vote Democratic from voting … if that was ever contemplated … the GOP needs to start courting them, Latvala said. We cant win just based on better techniques ƒ weve got to win based on ideas and better ideas,Ž Latvala said. We cant write off AfricanAmericans and Hispanics and teachers and cops and “ re“ ghters and environmentalists and gays. Theres not 50 percent plus 1 left.Ž STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Rick Scott rolls out a proposed budget that includes an increase of more than $1 billion in education spending, including a nearly half billion dollar pay raise for teachers. It also includes new money for environmental projects and bonuses for state workers … a couple things not seen in a while. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Just because weve come out of the years the locusts have eaten, doesnt mean were in the years of milk and honey.Ž Senate President Don Gaetz, injecting some Biblical caution into the talk about the return of budget largesse now that the economy has improved.WEEKLY ROUNDUP … (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)The state budget of milk and honeyBy MICHAEL PELTIERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Feb. 4 … Nine in 10 Florida respondents to an AARP poll say lawmakers should ban texting while driving, the statewide advocacy group announced Monday as it laid out its agenda for the 2013 Legislative session. Speaking to reporters in Tallahassee, AARP Florida Director Jeff Johnson said the groups top priority, however, is ensuring that Florida lawmakers expand the states Medicaid ranks to include hundreds of thousands more recipients who now earn too much to qualify but would under an optional program included in the new federal health care law. State lawmakers are debating whether to increase Medicaid eligibility to 133 percent of poverty, an expansion that would be paid for mostly by the federal government. Johnson said the survey of 982 individuals closely tracked the political breakdown across the state and found that a number of issues from texting to quality nursing home care and community diversion are supported by independents and members of both political parties. Were hopeful that as our elected of“ cials see the results of this surveyƒ they think about ways to they can work together on these issues instead of letting this devolve into partisan bickering,Ž Johnson said. Though not included in the survey, Johnson said that AARP is strongly behind Affordable Care Act provisions expanding Medicaid coverage to recipients making up to 133 percent of poverty. A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that 63 percent of Florida respondents said the state should accept the optional provision in the federal health care act. We need to have that care provided.Ž Johnson said. It seems to me that expanding Medicaid as considered in the Affordable Care Act is the best opportunity to do that.Ž Legislative leaders and Gov. Rick Scott have yet to fully make public their views on the optional program, which critics say could cost state taxpayers billions more than federal of“ cials now assert. Among the surveys top “ ndings: 88 percent of respondents strongly support legislation to ban texting while driving. 76 percent strongly support efforts to strengthen enforcement of nursing home quality care standards 60 percent oppose electric utilities practice of charging customers for nuclear power plants and expansion before they actually begin construction. Respondents remain somewhat split over whether the state should tax internet sales, with 52 percent saying the sales should be taxed while 35 percent say no and 11 percent say they dont care.AARP: Expand Medicaid, ban texting while drivingSTATE GOVERNMENT NEWS Colon cancer is the 2ndleading cause of cancer deaths in Florida. 7 out of 10cancer deaths can be prevented through screening and lifestyle changes. Colon cancer starts without symptoms so choose prevention and get screened.If youre 50or older, ask your doctor which colon cancer screening test is right for you. 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Hard wood floors, 3 decks, everything provided if needed. $950/mo. 850-544-9003 5528-0207 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: Pelican Place at 1357 Martin Luther King Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, with a mailing address of 1357 Matin Luther King Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 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 28th day of January, 2013 /s/ Mary E. Cortese February 7, 2013 5530-0214 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WATER SYSTEM RIVER SINK WATER TANK PAINTING & REPAIRS NUMBER: ITB 2013-09 Advertisement Begins: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 8:00 a.m. Board Decisions will be available at: 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Sealed bids for ITB 2013-09, WAKULLA COUNTY WATER SYSTEM RIVER SINK WATER TANK PAINTING & REPAIRS will bereceived until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Bids should be addressed to the Wakulla County Purchasing Office, at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, at which time all bids will be publicly opened. Bids received after the time and date specified will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened to the Bidder. Please dir ect all questions to : ADMINISTRA TIVE: Deborah DuBose, Wakulla County BOCC Phone: 850.926.9500 x 707FAX: 850.926.0940 E-Mail: ddubose@mywakulla.com TECHNICAL: Brent Pell, ESG Operations, Inc. 340 Trice Lane, Crawfordville, FL 32327 Office: 850.926.7616 E-Mail: bpell@esginc.net Bid documents will be available at www.mywakulla.com or can be picked up at Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administrative Office at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 after 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Wakulla County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any person with a qualified disability requiring special accommodations at the bid opening shall contact purchasing at the phone number listed above at least 5 business days prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this office by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1.800.955.8771 (TDD). The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of Wakulla County. Randy Merritt, Chairman Deborah DuBose, Director, Employee Support Svcs. February 7 & 14, 2013 5526-0207 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE THE SCHOOLBOARD OF WAKULLACOUNTYANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING: EVENT: School Board Workshop/Regular School Board Meeting DATE: Monday, February 11 2012 TIME: Workshop -3:30 p.m., Board Meeting -5:45 p.m. PLACE : School Board Room, 69 Arran Board, Crawfordville, Florida PURPOSE: Regular School Board Meeting For further information please contact: Superintendents Office, Wakulla County School, P.O. Box 100, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL32326, 850-926-0065 February 7, 2013 5525-0214 TWN vs. Bergholz, Raydi Case No. 2012-CA-000154 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 2012-CA-000154 CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. RAYDI BERGHOLZ, a/k/a RAYDI PIAGET and YANNICK BERGHOLZ, a/k/a YANNICK Y. BERGHOLZ, husband and wife; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 12, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the 5527-0214 TWN vs.Greene, James Case No. 65-2012-CA-000046 Foreclosure PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVILACTION, CASE NO.: 65-2012-CA-000046 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, vs. JAMES N. GREENE, III A/K/AJAMES GREENE, III A/K/AJIM GREENE A/K/AJAMES GREENE A/K/AJAMES N. GREENE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 16, 2013 and entered in Case No. 65-2012-CA-000046 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NAis the Plaintiff and JAMES N. GREENE, III A/K/AJAMES GREENE, III A/K/AJIM GREENE A/K/AJAMES GREENE A/K/AJAMES N. GREENE; KIMBERLYGREENE A/K/A KIMBERLYS. KUHNHIEN A/K/AKIMBERLYS. GREENE; HANACOCK BANK AS SUCCESSOR OF HANCOCK BANK OF FLORIDA; CAPITALCITYBANK; BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL, LLC are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTFOYER OF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 14th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (E 1/2 OF E 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIPTHREE SOUTH, RANGE TWO WEST, WAKULLACOUNTYFLORIDA A/K/A488 WHIDDON LAKE ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327-0021 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on January 16, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 7B highest and best bidder for cash on February 21, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, the following described property: Commence at a concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of Lot 72 of the Hartsfield Survey of Lands in Wakulla County, Florida and run North 69 degrees 32 minutes 00 seconds East along the Southerly boundary of said Lot 72 a distance of 560.03 feet to a St. Joe Paper Company concrete monument, thence run North 21 degrees 21 minutes 53 seconds West 381.28 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919), thence run North 69 degrees 57 minutes 19 seconds East 255.25 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the Northeasterly maintained right-of-way of Barber Road for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 57 degrees 24 minutes 04 seconds West along said maintained right-of-way 176.39 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence leaving said maintained right-of way run North 72 degrees 29 minutes 44 seconds East 195.74 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 29 degrees 34 minutes 20 seconds East 132.78 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 69 degrees 17 minutes 46 seconds West 50.57 feet to a concrete monument (marked #2919), thence run South 69 degrees 57 minutes 19 seconds West 59.93 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1998 FLEETWOOD Chadwick Mobile Home 28 x 76 with Serial Numbers GAFLV05A27358CW22 and GAFLV05B27358CW22. Property Address: 113 Barber Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 12, 2012 BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK WAKULLA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk February 7 & 14, 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. Together with a 1971 Hout MH title 9011207 and 9011208, Vin# 50122979A and Vin# 50122979B at public sale, on the 7th of March, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the sale may proceed, to the highest and best bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 5, at the Front Lobby of the Courthouse in Wakulla County, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens claiming an interest in any surplus funds from the sale, must file a claim for said funds with the clerk of court within 60 days from the date of the sale. DATED this 11th day of January, 2013. CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk January 31 & February 7, 2013 5523-0214 TWN Vs.Nichols, Elizabeth Case No. 12-364-CANotice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO.: 12-364-CA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUSTCOMPANY, N.A. AS TRUSTEE GREENPOINTMANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACTTRUST, PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE SERIES 1999-3, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ 85283 Plaintiff, v. ELIZABETH A. NICHOLS, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ELIZABETH A. NICHOLS and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH A. NICHOLS YOU ARE NOTIFIEDthat a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Wakulla, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 4, OF SHADEVILLE SOUTH, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 19 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 GENERALMANUFAC5524-02147 TWN vs. Carnivale, Kenneth Case No. 652012CA000350CAXXXX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 652012CA000350CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH CARNIVALE A/K/A KENNETH C. CARNIVALE A/K/A KENNY CARNIVALE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH CARNIVALE A/K/A KENNETH C. CARNIVALE A/K/A KENNY CARNIVALE; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; KELLY CARNIVALE A/K/A KELLY M. CARNIVALE Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:KELLY CARNIVALE A/K/A KELLY M. CARNIVALE, 59 RIDGEWOOD DRIVE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 OR 22 SIOUX TRAIL, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendants(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to wit: Lot 6, Block 5, of WAKULLA GARDENS, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 39 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark W. Hernandez, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of said Court on the 17th day of January, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson 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 7days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk February 7 & 14, 2013 TURED D6648, 24 X 52 MOBILE HOME SERIALNUMBER: GMHGA4109923361A/B Commonly known as: 76 SOUTHERN DRIVE, CRAWFORVILLE, FLORIDA32327 You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2012. CLERK OF COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk February 7 &14, 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 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, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2013 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 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 #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 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 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 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 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. Thurmond, Clerk 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. 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Page 8B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comBy JEAN KRESSYContributor, Relish MagazineIts hard to believe, but the way to say be mineŽ used to be with cards and ” owers. Then around the Civil War, the price of sugar dropped and candy makers, seeing a golden opportunity, practically reinvented the holiday. The torte is good with vanilla custard sauce, but when pressed for time, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream works just “ ne. WARM BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE RUM TORTE This warm, creamy torte is a chocolate-lovers dream. It is made very quickly and can be popped into the oven just before you sit down to dinner. Make the vanilla custard sauce ahead and chill until serving. Vanilla Custard Sauce: 1 1/2 cups halfand-half 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Torte: 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate 3 tablespoons dark rum 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided 4 eggs, separated 2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa 1/8 teaspoon salt 1. To prepare custard sauce, whisk together halfand-half, egg yolks, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened. Let cool slightly and stir in vanilla. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 300F. Coat bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray. 3. To prepare torte, combine chocolate with rum in a small heavy saucepan. Set pan over very low heat and stir occasionally until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth (or melt in microwave). 4. In a medium bowl, beat butter with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and beat 2 to 3 minutes, until smooth and ” uffy. Add egg yolks and beat 1 minute. On low speed, beat in melted chocolate mixture (which may still be warm) only until thoroughly combined. Add cocoa and beat until incorporated. 5. In another medium bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. 6. With a large rubber spatula, gently fold one fourth of whites into chocolate mixture. Add remaining whites, folding gently. Spoon batter into pan. 7. Bake 40 to 50 minutes. The torte will rise to the top of the pan during baking but will sink dramatically as it cools. 8. To serve, remove sides of springform pan and cut with a sharp knife. Serve with custard sauce. Serves 8. Per serving: 290 calories, 18g fat, 4g prot., 35g carbs., 0g “ ber, 95mg 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. -Janet FOOD & ENTERTAINING RELISH THE AMERICAN TABLEThe look of loveMARK BOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY 1 14 17 20 33 36 41 45 51 60 63 66 2 27 52 3 28 53 4 23 42 49 5 37 18 34 46 54 61 64 67 6 15 24 47 7 21 29 43 55 8 25 38 50 62 9 39 56 26 35 48 65 68 10 16 19 22 44 11 30 40 57 12 31 58 13 32 59 ACROSS 1. Ralph's sitcom wife 6. South American capital 10. Nightclub in a Manilow hit, for short 14. Toga sporter 15. Green Party issue: Abbr. 16. Rah-rah 17. Is creative, like a collector? 19. Rip apart 20. Decide to withdraw 21. Born, in bios 22. HST or RMN 23. Have to have 25. Golden Fleece ship 27. Checks ID, like a collector? 33. Kunta Kinte's slave name 34. Up to, informally 35. Three-time AL batting champ Tony 36. Docs' org. 37. States confidently 40. Pince-__ glasses 41. Soldier in gray 43. __ loss for words 44. Realty unit 45. Gets mad, like a collector? 49. Worth a D, maybe 50. Magi guide 51. "Bummer, man!" 54. Cambridge sch. 56. Puts on cloud nine 60. Loser to Braddock in "Cinderella Man" 61. Makes vacation plans, like a collector? 63. Descartes quote word 64. Model Macpherson 65. Bte __ (bugbear) 66. Run like heck 67. Be dependent 68. Packing a pieceDOWN1. With the bow 2. Stunt pilot's maneuver 3. Faux: Abbr. 4. Church office 5. Came next 6. "Ben Hur" novelist Wallace 7. Something to cli ck on 8. Dr. in an H. G. Wells novel 9. Trees with catkins 10. Fuel-saving commuter group 11. Walkie-talkie word 12. Air freshener scent 13. Tags on 18. Alamogordo blast and others 24. Orator's place 26. Old muscle cars 27. Sleighmate of Cupid 28. Addis __ 29. Freshly washed 30. Walk daintily 31. Navratilova rival 32. Use a wrecking ball on 33. Swabbies 37. Bowser's bowlful 38. I-95 and others 39. Has a bite of 42. Hirohito or Akihito 44. Aquarium bubbler 46. Melancholy 47. Camden Yards player 48. Singer-actress Lola 51. Assist in crime 52. __ Krishna 53. Prefix with tons or bucks 55. Motorist's payout 57. Tonsorial touch-up 58. De Valera's land 59. Went like the dickens 62. ALT or ESC American Prole Hometown Content 2/3/2013Each puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1 to 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sections that you’ve already used elsewhere in that section. Also, you can use each number 1-9 only once in each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical column of nine squares. The puzzle is completed when you correctly ll every square. Solutions 200 9 HometownContent 12 3 4 5461 6785 1 96 85 428 43 12 5419 7856 200 9 HometownContent 712 5839 4 6 548269137 693714285 157 498623 289376451 364125798 436 951872 825647319 971832564 A R C O T A R S A B E T L O O P C O M E T H A R E I M I T A B A B A M E G A C A N O N R Y E M P E R O R E N S U E D A L P O A T E S T S S O M B E R L E W D A I S O R I O L E I C O N C L E A N T O L L M O R E A U R T E S K E Y A L D E R S T A S T E S G T O S F A L A N A C A R P O O L A E R A T O R O V E R M I N C E T R I M P I N E E V E R T E I R E A D D S R A Z E S P E D Brain Teaser


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Page 9B 1. FIRSTS: Who was the first black American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court? 2. GAMES: How many numbered balls are used in a standard pool game? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What country lies directly east of Norway? 4. HISTORY: In what year did the civil-rights march on Selma, Ala. take place? 5. WEATHER: What kind of clouds produce precipitation? 6. MUSIC: Which guitarist/singer played in rock groups such as Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominoes? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president married a distant cousin? 8. MEDICAL: What is a hemostat 9. ANIMAL WORLD: What is a Lipizzaner? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In what country did the bongos (drums) originate? Answers 1. Thurgood Marshall 2. 15 numbered balls and a white cue ball 3. Sweden 4. 1965 5. Nimbus clouds 6. Eric Clapton 7. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who married Eleanor Roosevelt. They were fifth cousins, once removed. Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints


Page 10B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comFrom Page 1B 2013 is presenting some very exciting opportunities for the Chamber and for Wakulla County. These are opportunities that will bring economic development, tourism, educational enrichment and environmental education and awareness. I feel very fortunate to be able to serve the chamber during this year when the TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute is breaking ground, our Tourist Development Council grant funding will begin to provide marketing avenues for our county to attract tourists, and the RESTORE Act funding initiative is getting underway. Wakulla County continues to become more de“ ned as an environmental treasure because of its forests and sinks, rivers and creeks, bays and salt marshes. It is essential to our success that through our business community and the chamber, we re” ect our care and respect for what the rest of the world sees as our most valued asset. I feel like its my job this year to work on identifying ways our businesses can demonstrate their care and respect for Wakullas sensitive environment. A business recycling program would be very bene“ cial, and encouraging less waste in our businesses by re-using and re-purposing typical of“ ce products and packaging. As business leaders in this community, we must “ nd ways to help protect the place we love to live, work and play. I look forward to getting started.Tammie Bar“ eld is the president of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce.From Page 1BThe Buckeye Florida plant near Perry is a major producer of specialty cellulose from slash pine. The plant produces a variety of high-grade cellulose products for use in the manufacture of rayon, tire cord, sausage casings, filter papers, diapers, and sanitary products. Next up was our new monthly member spotlight: Cook Insurance. Mary Wallace, who is also Chamber secretary and heads up the chamber luncheons, is the agency manager for Cook Insurance Agency. She was proud to announce that Cook Insurance is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, founded in 1913 by John Henry Cook of Apalachicola. Cook Insurance became part of Centennial Bank family in November 2010 and has two locations, Crawfordville and Apalachicola. The Crawfordville office is located in the Centennial Bank at 2932 Crawfordville Highway and the Apalachicola of“ ce is located in the Centennial Bank at 22 Avenue. Hours of operation are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone is (850) 926-6612 or (800) 822-7530. They proudly serve the Panhandle and offer all lines of insurance from personal to commercial, to include home, auto, boat, umbrellas, business, life and health. Mary passed out save the date invitations for all to come and join in their Centennial CelebrationŽ on June 3, 2013. The celebration will be held at each location. Also, Mary introduced her guest, Amy Banning, marketing rep for Olympus Insurance. Cook Insurance is proud to represent Olympus and together they had a special surprise for all who attended. In the sprit of the Centennial Celebration everyone received a bottle of wine adorned with a special 100 year anniversary label. Pam Allbritton and Sharon Davidson of Big Bend Hospice were present to share their 30th anniversary serving our community. Here are some unique things that make Big Bend Hospice your Hometown Hospice: 1.) Patients are assigned a team of professionals experienced in helping those with life-limiting illnesses. 2.) Hospice is not a place … its a service. Hospice has an office in all eight counties it serves, has a working relationship with Eden Springs and the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House, the only in-patient hospice facility in the Big Bend area, approximately 25 miles from downtown Crawfordville. 3.) Big Bend Hospice is the only Hospice with a triage nurse available to speak directly with the family or patient 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 4.) Big Bend Hospice has 450-plus trained volunteers and an Advisory Council in each of the counties served. The Wakulla Advisory Council is made up of local community leaders tasked with planning fundraising events for unfunded programs such as Music Therapy and Bereavement Counseling; speaking at civic groups, churches, etc. Megan Picht of theUnited Way of the Big Bend shared brochures and announced the “ nal push of the annual fundraising campaign, and encouraged considering individual donations or employee campaigns. Remember, any donations can be earmarked for a local group of your choice, but all funds raised from local donations stay in our community to support local organizations. Next was Chuck Robinson, chair of the Chambers Commerce and Government committee, and chair of the Chambers internal Restore Act committee. Chuck encouraged attending business owners and non-pro“ t organizations to share their needs or projects that would be important to workforce and economic development, and also to volunteer on the Chamber committee to assist in projects to be brought to the Countys committee. Niraj Patel, owner of Best Western Plus, reminded everyone of the upcoming Rotary Valentines Day Parade and Festival, including available booths and the “ rst ever 5K Cupid race, and available advertisement in the form of markers along the race route, which will be moved to Hudson Park after the race. Raf” e tickets are also available. New Sheriff Charlie Creel said he is looking forward to working closely with the business community through a recently obtained grant, a community oriented copsŽ program. His of“ ce will be approaching local businesses about their safety and security concerns and other needs. Don Henderson was the lucky recipient of our cash drawing, and walked away with $68. We also want to thank the following members for their contributions to our drawing: CHP, Olympus/Cook Insurance, Costco, Lionel Dazevedo, Charlean Lanier, Health South Rehabilitation, Susan Schatzman, Ed Gardner O.D., Traci Cash CPA, The Inn at Wildwood, Smokin Vapor, and The Wakulla News.Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park Wakulla Co. Health Department St. Marks Yacht Club Lees Liquor and Fine Wine/Skybox Sports Bar Local Edge, a Hearst Media Services CompanyLargest crowd ever turns out for Chambers Januarys luncheon Bar“ eld: Looking forward to the new year WILLIAM SNOWDENMegan Picht of United Way talks to the crowd about the current drive.New Chamber members: Rick Bender “The Man without a Face” Rick Bender “The Man without a Face”Bender 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 FloridaWakulla County Students Working Against Tobacco Students Working Against Tobacco & Wakulla County Health Department presents FREE and open to the public. All ages.