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By JENNY ODOMreporter@thewakullanews.netIn one of the largest local real estate transactions in recent years, the sale of the Wildwood Resort Golf Course and Restaurant, was nalized Friday, March 1, for $1.8 million to Savannah investor Mike Luby. The Bluewater Realty Group negotiated the sale. Luby is the owner of Wildwood Greene Inc., based out of Savannah, Ga. The company filed a public notice for ctitious name registration in February. The Inn has struggled during the past few years due to the poor economic climate. The property was seized by FDIC through Wakulla Bank, which has since been taken over by Centennial Bank. The owners at that time were Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey, Gerald Thompson and Joseph Barry, who recently died. In October 2011, Reaghall Investments Inc. purchased Wildwood Resort Golf Course and Restaurant for just over $1 million. Owner Reagan Hobbs, along with comptroller Randy Esser, had implemented changes to the business operation since then with intent to focus on engaging the local community. I really didnt want to sell the property, said Hobbs. My family fell in love with the area, the members of the club and the residents. The whole community opened up their arms to us. Hobbs says he will now focus on his other golf course in Tallahassee, The Golf Club at Summerbrooke. Although Hobbs will no longer be a part of the operation, Esser will stay on to manage the resort for the new owner. Efforts to contact Luby or of cials at Wildwood Greene Inc. for comment were unsuccessful. Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 10th Issue Thursday, March 7, 2013 Two Sections Two Sections 75 Cents 75 Cents k h h h k l l h Published Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read DailynewsThe WakullaPublic Notices .................................................................Page 3A The Opinion Page ...........................................................Page 4A Church.............................................................................Page 6A Obituaries .......................................................................Page 7A Community .....................................................................Page 8A School .............................................................................Page 9A Sports ...........................................................................Page 10A Outdoors ......................................................................Page 11A Water Ways....... ...............................................................Page 12A Law Enforcement ............................................................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 5B Classi eds ........................................................................Page 6B Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 6B Comics .............................................................................Page 9BINDEX OBITUARY Reason Paulk Tomberlin Jr.Yes to community centerBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netAfter some county commissioners had expressed reservations about the planned community center and discussed other possible uses for the land, at Monday nights meeting all ve commissioners were uni ed in their support for the center. Citizen after citizen appeared at the meeting to ask the board to move forward with the community center. Commission Chairman Randy Merritt noted that, while he isnt typically swayed by citizen comments, of the 26 citizens who spoke, there was not one person who spoke against the community center. Commissioners voted unanimously to construct a multi-use building basically an un nished gym using a $300,000 federal grant, and utilize the other two buildings on the property with minor renovations. While all ve voted for that option, it was clear that some supported it more than others. Commissioner Jerry Moore opened the boards discussion saying he favored the option to use one building as a community center and convert the other into a re-EMS station. Moore told the audience that he was privately working on a plan to build a recreation facility that would surpass what was being proposed with soccer and baseball elds, a pool. He didnt offer any speci cs of his plan. Commissioner Ralph Thomas also appeared to come to his vote of support for the community center somewhat reluctantly. His concern, like Moores, is the need for new re facilities and especially the $1 million price tag. Im not against a community center, Thomas said. But he offered a suggestion that, if citizens are really behind the plan, then there should be a pre-sale of YMCA memberships of $100. Turn to Page 3AReferendum set for May 14 on school taxBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netThe Wakulla County School Board moved forward with approval from the Wakulla County commission to hold a special election on May 14 to get citizen approval for a half-mill tax for schools. County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday, March 4, to move forward with the referendum. Wakulla currently has a .25-mill special assessment approved by voters in 2010 that will expire in June 2013. Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce told commissioners that the local district needed the money as it faces budget cuts of more than $4 million over the past ve years and declining student enrollment. Pearce estimated that the millage, if approved, would bring in about $500,000. A mill represents $1 tax for each $1,000 in taxable value. While Wakulla voters overwhelmingly approved the .25-mill assessment in 2010, the school board is seeking a .50 mill assessment for four years. For an average home in Wakulla County worth $100,000, that assessment would represent about $50 in taxes. Or as Pearce put it to the board, The average homeowner would pay $2 per month more than what theyre paying now. In 1995, Wakulla voters also approved a bond measure for an expansion of Wakulla High School, and debt service currently accounts for .55 mills on local property tax bills. That bond will be paid off in 2014-15.Turn to Page 3AWildwood Inn sells for $1.8 M PHOTO BY SUE DAMON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Eagle Eagle and and Dolphin DolphinShell Point resident Sue Damon, ever quick with her camera, shared this photo of a frozen moment with an eagle perched on a post as dolphins splash in the background. Superintendent of Schools Bobby PearceSPECIAL TO THE NEWSA concept showing possible future uses of the community center property including pools, multi-use courts. The board voted for a more modest plan. FILE PHOTOOPERATION MIGRATION PILOT SPEAKS AT REFUGE See Page 5A
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The group started about 15 years ago by artist and teacher Nell Schulz. When Schulz first moved to the county, she was asked if she would teach a class on how to paint with watercolors. That one class eventually grew into an art group led by Schulz that meets once a week. The majority of the 20 or so artists paint with watercolors, but some also use acrylics. Prior to moving to Wakulla County, Schulz taught art in Polk County to adults and children and helped start an art show in Bartow. She is mostly self taught, but has taken a few art classes, some 20 years ago. When the group meets on Tuesdays, there is typical no lesson, although sometimes Schulz does some demonstrations to show a particular technique. Most of the time, she is simply there to assist, over advice and help the artists when they need to correct something. Member Kathy Dehan says of Schulz, She is giving of her talent and her time. Several of the artists joke that if Schulz sees a mistake on their painting, she tells them to go to the sink. There, at the sink, they scrub off their oops and Schulz helps them to correct it. Schulz encourages everyone to paint what they like, be creative and each do their own work. This isnt a class where everyone paints the same thing, she says. Everybody paints different and everybody has their own technique, Schulz says. And its beautiful. Many of the members in the class havent painted since they were in school, if at all. Just not having the time until they were retired. A lot of these women never had the chance to do something for themselves, Schulz says. She adds that everyone can be taught and many have more talent than they know. I just pulled out what they had in there, she says. Randi Hellams decided to join the group two years ago after being encouraged by several people in the community. At first she wasnt going to join because she didnt feel she was good at art and had never really painted before. But Schulz saw something in her. Nell started encouraging me, Hellams says. I love it. Schulz says she encourages everyone to come to the class, no matter what their skill level is or what medium they paint with. People have more talent than they realize, she adds. Marcia Bjerregaard never painted prior to coming to the class several years ago. When she came to her rst class, she planned to simply observe, but Schulz had other ideas. She walked over to Bjerregaard and told her to draw. And I love it, Bjerregaard says. This is the best day of the week. And the common statement heard by the members of the group is that everyone helps each other. Annette Phelps started coming to the group in January after she retired and nally had the time. Prior to coming to the class, she had never painted before, but kept hearing about the group and decided to give it a try. Two months later, she has never missed a class. Its so nice to be welcomed in and to get all the encouragement, she says. And each class, she learns something different and gets help from the more experienced group members. The critiques are very genuine, she says. Dehan agrees and says the class is great because of the feedback that is given, as well as the support and camaraderie. These ladies are very talented and they share so openly, Dehan says. Harriet Rich says the group also gives each artist a structured time to paint. Tuesday is the fun time, she says. Thats our time for art. The group has been given the opportunity to showcase some of their artwork as well. Their works are on display at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea until the end of March. The members of the group also donate a lot of their work to local events and fundraisers, such as the Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta, Art of Healthy Start event, senior center events, Wakulla County library and so on. The group meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Everyone is invited to attend. Art group encourages everyone to be creative PHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSENArtworks on display by the Apalachee Bay Arts Group, above, and Annette Phelps painting, right. Works by the group are on display at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea through March.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 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. The Wakulla NewsFrom Page 1A If 300 people bought them, he said, that would represent $300,000 and go a long way towards pursuing a full center. Merritt sought to build a consensus among the board even going so far as to present the issue in a somewhat unorthodox manner: He allowed citizen comment, and then board discussion, before a motion was on the oor. Commissioner Richard Harden indicated his whole-hearted support of the community center. When I read everything the YMCA was going to do, I was excited about it, he said. Harden, a corrections of cer with the state Department of Corrections in Franklin County, said he has seen what happens to youth who dont have a community center. I guard trouble every day, he said. Seeing the tide shifting away from his position after Hardens comments, Moore relented and said he would go along. Commissioner Howard Kessler suggested that money could be saved by building the gym as a shell without enclosing walls, until there was money. Merritt noted there was no need to build a shell, saying there was suf cient money to fully enclose the building. The next bit of money could go towards air conditioning, he said. The issue had come up because of the boards apparent uctuating support for the community center. Unsure of how commissioners and staff wanted to proceed, and deadlines approaching for construction of the gym and dealing with YMCA, County Administrator David Edwards and county staff drafted seven possible options for the board to consider. They ranged from an option to fully implement the community center with an indoor gym and renovated facilities at a total cost of $667,000 to the county; to dividing the property between a community center and EMS-fire station; to not using the site as a community center and using the buildings and property for government purposes, The option the board ultimately chose was to go ahead with with constructing the rst phase of the gym using only the grant money, and to commit the propertys use as a community center. The property, a 22-acre site of a former church at the corner of Shadeville Road and Trice Lane, was purchased in 2010 with plans to turn it into a community center, but has yet to offer programs and services at the facility. A portion of the building is being used by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office Road Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions while their annex is being built and the other building, the former sanctuary, has served as meeting space for the county and other groups. CITIZEN COMMENTS Citizen Jenny Brock indicated her support for building a community center, and expressed concern about trying to mix emergency services in an area where children are at a community center. Dana Harvey brought her three children up to the speakers podium to show off the swim team T-shirts they wore, and pointing out she had to ferry the kids to Tallahassee so they could participate because of the lack of facilities in Wakulla. Kennedy Nelson noted that he often used the community center and pools in Tallahassee. His father, Simeon Nelson, implored commissioners to go forward with the community center, saying: The moneys for our kids, lets use it... Our kids are an investment. Former commissioner Mike Stewart pointed out that the community center and re station were two separate issues and asked the board not to convolute the issue. Laura Bentley noted that people kept talking about the community center as being for youth, but said it would really be utilized by everybody young and old. David Damon, a local scoutmaster, said the board had promised a community center to the kids, and that it would be wrong for commissioners to renege. Weve worked so hard for whats been promised. Chuck Hess of Concerned Citizens of Wakulla said the community center would serve as a basic keystone to bring people into downtown. Leigh Key said there was a need for a community for local youth to have a safe place to hang out. John Spicer, pastor at Christ Church Anglican, noted the oft-said line about a civilization being measured by its treatment of its most vulnerable citizens, and urging the board to go ahead with the community center. Jim Hilyer asked how commissioners wanted their terms in office remembered as taking the community center from the kids, or who did the right thing for the county? Dont make this community wait another 30 or 40 years gor a community center, he said. Tess Coetzee said that, like many parents, she appreciated the countys outstanding schools but was disappointed that she had to travel to Leon County for extracurricular activities for her kids, Bruce Ashley, president of the coalition for youth, said he strongly supported the community center as needed. That was echoed by Gail Campbell, director of the youth coalition. Our kids all 7,000 of them under 18 do need a community center, she said.Yes to community center MARCH 7, 2013LEGAL NOTICE ROAD CLOSING NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public hearing was held by the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, beginning at 5:00 PM or as soon thereafter as time permited in the County Commission Chambers located west of the Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 to consider a request to close that portion of platted but not constructed Beatrice Drive lying on the north side of Mashes Sands Road (State Road 372). Also located as shown in the le in the ofce of the Planning and Community Development Department, Wakulla County Commissioners Complex, 11 Bream Fountain Road and as further shown below as number 1. Resolution 2013 -13, which approved this road closure, was adopted at the meeting. These administrative actions are in accordance with the provisions of Section 336.10, Florida Statutes. 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. Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Adoption of Large Scale Map Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community Development Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal any decision made with regard to this matter must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Ofce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 9260919 or TDD 926-7962. 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He also noted that the school board would have the discretion to reduce other millage levies in the future to possibly offset the half-mill. The district has lost 102 students so far this year, he said, including 80 elementary-age children. He said most of those families had moved from the area because of economics seeking work, or a shorter commute in Tallahassee. At the meeting, Missy Rudd of the Wakulla Classroom Teachers Association, the local teachers union, spoke in favor of the special election and the proposed millage levy. Commissioners were effusive in their praise of the school system, with Commissioner Jerry Moore saying the school district is an economic engine like the Chamber of Commerce, drawing people to the community. Commissioner Howard Kessler, who made the motion to approve the special election, said the superintendent put out his message in a clear way. The school system really is the jewel of Wakulla County, Kessler said.Referendum set on school tax PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFormer commissioners Murray McLaughlin, Minni Cronin, represented by her daughters, and Billy Porter were honored by Commissioner Howard Kessler and other members for their 1985 vote to support the state purchase of Wakulla Springs.Honored The Wakulla NewsLook Us Up Online for News, Sports, & Special Events.www.thewakullanews.com
Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 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 ............................................email@example.com Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................email@example.com Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ............firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online: Its not quantity of life, but quality Update on rainfall event Flooding Situation Report for Feb. 28 Fugitive is captured in Havana Seniors enjoy Farmers Day and other activities at the center Gilman is sworn in for second term Freshwater fishing season is here Gag grouper season set for Gulf state waters thewakullanews.com Follow us on Letters to the editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. You can email it to email@example.com, mail it to P. O. Box 307, Crawfordville FL 32326 or drop it off at The News of ce, 3119-A Crawfordville Highway. Letters are published as space becomes available and must include the authors rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri cation purposes. Only the name and town will be published. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity. By DAVID EDWARDS Its been a busy year so far we have welcomed in your new commissioners and they have settled in nicely and are working very hard for you. BOAT RAMP FEES: There has been much discussion over the past few months about boat ramp fees. We created a Boating fund in order to capture revenue and to spend from for boating related projects and maintenance. Currently the fund has paid for installation of signage and parking improvements at each ramp, dividing lanes at Rock Landing, repair of the oating dock at Mash Island, and portable toilets at two ramps. Some recently completed projects are rehab of the Levy Bay Boat Ramp and replacement of the channel markers in the Ocklockonee Bay Channel. We are planning many other projects that will continue in the effort and purpose of the fees which is to upgrade our boating facilities. If at any time you want to see the details of this fund and how it is performing please come by my of ce or contact me. 2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: Its that time of the year again when our state senators and representatives gather in Tallahassee to make new laws, amend current laws, and decide what laws to take off the books all together. So far this year, 750 bills have been pre- led for consideration during the 2013 Legislative Session and more are being led every day. County staff is working hard to monitor any bill or potential issue early in the game with an impact to Wakulla County citizens and businesses, good or bad. The goal is to stop or amend a bill that is not favorably to our county, while supporting bills and amendments that are favorable. Information on bills led and legislative calendars is available at Florida Online Sunshine, www.leg.state. .us. RESTORE ACT: To bring you up to speed, we are still waiting on the rules to come down from the US Treasury. In anticipation of the RESTORE Act dollars coming to Wakulla County and Florida, the Board created the Wakulla County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee to develop an application and process for those citizens and businesses wishing to submit project ideas for the boards consideration. It also provides a forum for citizens to get information on the RESTORE Act and provide input on potential Wakulla County projects. It must be noted that all projects must meet criteria established by the RESTORE Act and the anticipated guidance that will be issued by U.S. Treasury on the management and responsibilities of these funds coming to us. The Committee is planning a series of public workshops around the County to provide information and answer questions on the RESTORE Act, which will be announced soon. For more information and documents, go to WakullaRestoreAct.org. FEMA MAP REVISIONS: Major changes to Flood Insurance Rate Maps are proposed to become effective in January 2014. These revisions will signi cantly affect development standards and insurance rates in certain areas of Wakulla County. Check the following websites for additional information: www. oodsmart.gov and http://portal.nwfwmd- oodmaps.com. You can also contact the planning department at (850) 926-3695 for information.David Edwards is county administrator for Wakulla County.Editor, The News: I recently read the article in The Wakulla News about the Strategic Intermodal Designation for Highway 319 (Board hopes 319 will be designated Strategic Intermodal System, Jan. 31 issue). The article stated that the Wakulla 2020 effort started by the Chamber of Commerce failed. While it is true we did not completely achieve the nal goal, we did manage to raise awareness in the right places. As so often happens, it is the singles and doubles that in uence the outcome of a game. The Chambers ad-hoc committee came up with the strategy, in a meeting with CRTPA, to dissect the huge 319 project into manageable pieces; you will now nd that strategy in the countys infrastructure plan. It was our committees presentation to the District 3 DOT Secretary (with Randy Merritt and Dave Edwards present) that illuminated this strategic possibility to the Secretary. That meeting was fortunately followed up by a meeting the next day between DOT and CRTPA that further discussed that same strategy, and had much to do with moving 319 intersections up to the No. 1 position on CRTPAs ve-year list of projects considered worthy of funding consideration. This funding designation by CRTPA aided in the Strategic Intermodal Designation as surely as snowballs do get larger as they roll down hill. I want to note that Commissioner Randy Merritts role as our CRTPA representative has also been a very positive in uence in heightening awareness of our needs along with County Administrator Dave Edwards, whose administrative abilities exude con dence in our abilities as a county to implement a long range plan. The Chamber will continue to try to hit those singles and doubles as it is our mission to make life better for all of the citizens in Wakulla County. John Shuff firstname.lastname@example.org Editor, The News: A letter copied to Les Harrison, who writes the weekly Natural Wakulla column: Good Morning, Les, For a while now, Ive wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your weekly articles in The Wakulla News. This is one of my favorite features of our weekly newspaper. Thanks for writing these articles and for packing so much information into each one! Youre doing a great service for our county by writing about the natural world that we all see around us every day. Best regards, Sandy Tedder email@example.com Editor, The News: Where is that Youth Community Center I heard about two years ago? Wouldnt it be great if Wakulla had a movie theater, a bowling alley, a skating rink or even a community center for our youth to just hang out? I heard two years ago that it was a real possibility that Wakulla County would be getting a community center for our youth, nally! Fast forward two years later, and still, no safe place for our teens. We do, however, have the rec park, Hudson and Azalea parks and the public library. The library has struggled with its own problems of being shut down and all the parks are mostly geared towards athletics. Where does that leave the rest of our young ones? Where do they hang out and do what normal teens do? Where do the less-fortunate teens go who dont have the transportation or the opportunity to play sports? We dont have a place, but yet, plans have been made, a site found, and grant money sitting-in-wait to be used for such an opportunity. Im just a citizen, a volunteer and most importantly, a parent. Ive had the opportunity to be in many diverse groups, organizations and employment, and I see a NEED for our teens/youth to have a safe youth-oriented place to have the opportunity to interact with their peers face-to-face, get from behind their computers and phones, participate in activities and express their creativity as well as having many different opportunities to receive tutoring, shoot hoops, dance, play their music, play a variety of different games and have a place of their own to just hang out. Though we have a great community that takes care of each other, we still lack some things needed to take care of all our county members. One of those, in my opinion, is a place for our youth. They should be as top priority as other things. We have teens who have no sportsaf liated hobby who would still like a place where they could feel is theirs, where they belong. Everyone needs an outlet, a place, just to hang. We have the opportunity to create that and as to date, a place ready and waiting, that could right now, immediately become a youth center, with little initial preparation. And on that note, a place, where we could involve the youth in developing that place as an ongoing activity to express their creativity, that would create something for them and future teens, to be proud to be a part of. We need whats available, right now. If not now, then when? When will we ever create that place, that atmosphere, that hang out for our youth. Next year? The year after? Our youth would still bene t from it later, down the road. But why not now? We have teens with a need, NOW. Lets quit putting off today, what we could do tomorrow. Tomorrow could be too late. Sincerely, Leigh Key Crawfordville Editor, The News: Rep. Steve Southerland disappointed us again by being a petty ideologue instead of a statesman. He voted Thursday against the Senates bipartisan Violence Against Women Act even though its expired version has already proven it can reduce crime. Fortunately 22 Senate Republicans and 87 House Republicans saw the need to help victims of domestic violence and rape--our mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, even grandmothers--instead of their assailants and voted for the bill with Democrats. The bill passed 78 to 22 in the Senate and 286 to 138 in the House. Once again there is funding (less than 4/1000 per cent of the budget) so that rapists will be found and convicted and shelters will stay open for victims. The act will train 500,000 law enforcement of cers again this year Rep. Southerland again shows he is not quali ed to represent the people of the 2nd Congressional District because he doesnt understand what we need. Linda Miklowitz Tallahassee FROM THE ADMINISTRATORIssues facing the county READERS WRITE:Wakulla 2020 raised awareness Enjoy Les Harrisons column Rep. Southerland doesnt get our needs Local youth need a community center A Letter to the Editor in last weeks paper, Stop stealing my business signs, was signed by Gloria Sanders but was actually written by Junior Sanders and should have appeared with his name. Because of incorrect information submitted to The News, a story on Riversprings Middle School baseball misidenti- ed one of the players who led the Bears offense Matt Briggs. It was actually his brother, Lucas Briggs.Corrections By SLIM RANDLESI believe Ill write some Celtic music, said Dud one morning at the world dilemma think tank down at the coffee shop. I didnt know you were Celtic, Steve said. Im not, but I do get occasional bouts of depression and that quali es me. Ive thought about it a lot. Maybe they sing that way because they dont have sunsets like we do, or because the horses run around the racetrack the wrong direction. All I know is, after two hours of Celtic music, circus clowns would look at each other and say Why bother? But writing Celtic music should be fairly easy. To start with, just nd a girl who has a voice like a mouse in an empty septic tank, then you add in some stringed instruments and a ute played by someone whose dog just died. Then she wails that her father was depressed one day and ran the young man off. He was told not to return until he either had more sheep than the old man or had done something worthwhile, like whittling down the House of Lords or starting a distillery. Then she wails that Mr. Wonderful became an outlaw and wandered freely, thinking only of her until he was either shot by some English guy or in icted on Australia. But in this depression there is at least a key to the entire culture, he said. How do you have that gured? said Steve. Its obvious, Dud said, grinning. The application of single-malt whisky is to kill the pain, and they raise sheep so they can stick wool in their ears.Brought to you by Home Country (the book). See it at http:// nmsantos.com/Books/ Home/Home.html. HOME COUNTRYDud on Celtic music
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 5ABy JANICE McFARLANDSpecial to The NewsOperation Migration, which brings endangered whooping cranes here to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in their migrating ight to winter in the south, has brought attention to our area. This months First Sunday lecture at the refuge was presented by Operation Migration pilot Brooke Pennypacker, who delighted the packed, standing-room only crowd with his stories, anecdotes, scienti c data, and humor. He left the crowd with an understanding of the whooping cranes, their migratory behavior, and Operation Migrations role in protecting and expanding the species. The species had only one ock of 15 birds in the 1940s to the current high of 500. At the turn of the century, there were thousands. Now in its eleventh year, Operation Migration has served to collect the endangered species eggs from captive and abandoned wild nesting sites, incubate, hatch, and raise the chicks to become elegant iers and follow the ultra-light aircraft on their rst migration route. In addition to eggs that are abandoned, eggs come from ve different propagation centers around the country. Pennypacker explained that once the abandoned nests and eggs are collected while at their base in Wisconsin, they are taken to Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, a U.S. Geological Survey Wildlife Refuge, where they are incubated and turned three times a day until they hatch. During incubation, audio recordings of bird calls and ultra-light engine sounds are played, in order to train the birds to recognize and follow brood calls, and to be desensitized to the engine noise made by their mother aircraft. He joked that he sometimes played Frank Sinatras Come Fly With Me, keeping the audience in laughter at times with his stories and anecdotes. Once the eggs hatch, crane handlers are surrogate parents, wearing white costumes with masks and using a puppet to greet the chicks. They are always silent and never speak around the cranes, so as not to cause the chicks to imprint upon them. The puppet has a wooden head and neck that resembles the parent of the baby chick. The chicks learn how to feed and drink every day with the puppets help, so that they do not perceive humans to be their source of sustenance. They imprint upon the adult crane and not the handler. This method ensures their best chance for survival, to remain wild and not be dependent upon humans. In their training process for migration, the next and biggest challenge is to get them to follow. They are kept in runs similar to a dog run. At four to five days old, the chicks are out of the cage and encouraged to walk around in order to learn to follow the costumed adult crane and puppet. The puppet head dispenses mealworms the best way to get them to follow. They are then taken near the ultra-light in a large circle pen, where they can get used to the sounds of the aircraft. It is sometimes scary to them, as it has a 50 horsepower, 2-cycle engine like a Jet Ski. Over time, the handlers try to build up a ock by introducing new chicks to a group as many as 10. One of the biggest challenges is to get the chicks to stop fighting, Pennypacker said. He said some personalities do not mix, and some die in ghts. They have to continuously monitor and work with the different birds as they try to arrange ocking behavior. When the birds are 50 days old, they are shipped on a small freighter back to Necedah, Wis., where they learn to y. Whooping crane bird calls are played so the chicks will follow the ultra-light. The birds learn about ground effect, or ying low to the ground where they can get more lift than when higher. They learn drafting, how to nd that sweet spot off of the wing, which is a vortex of wind that generates lift. Pennypacker discussed how whooping cranes are soaring birds and not ap- iers, so these techniques are necessary for them to learn that they do not have to work so hard apping their wings. He said their normal way of ying in the wild is to ride the columns of heated air called thermals, effortlessly gliding up the thermal and skating down to the next the method used to y across the country. The V-formation that bird ocks typically y in is an example of the birds ying on the draft. The lead bird does all of the work, the following birds ride on his draft, and they shift off in rotation, taking turns. The same principle works with the ultra-light being the lead, creating the draft for the birds to glide in. The migration path is 1,113 miles from Wisconsin to the St. Marks Refuge, and can take three months, depending upon weather conditions. The birds have a small radio transmitter for tracking snapped onto their legs for the journey, in case one gets lost. The route has 20 to 24 stops set up in advance for overnight camping, since they can only travel 55-65 miles a day. Some stops can be skipped, depending on variable factors such as favorable winds, the birds not being tired, or aviation forecasts, among other things. Refueling needs to be taken into consideration, as there are only three and a half to four hours worth of fuel on board. Speed is typically between 36-40 mph. Stops usually have barns or hangars for the aircraft, and fenced areas or pens. Upon arrival at the migration winter home at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, the cranes have a very large pen. They receive a veterinary checkup, and are released to y and forage outside the pen, but return at night to the safety of the pen. The support from the handlers is gradually decreased, and in mid to late March, the newly-independent cranes instinctually feel the call to return to Wisconsin. They will migrate between the north and south for the rest of their lives, ranging from 22-25 years. At this point, the goal of the project is achieved, which is reintroduction and reproduction of the endangered species, for their safeguarding and survival. Last year the birds wintered in Alabama at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, and due to a timing issue with the FAA in their implementation of new regulatory guidelines, were not able to make it to their St. Marks winter home. The birds were already on the ground, satis ed in their layover, once the waiver to continue was nalized. The FAA has now designated the ultra-light as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and mus t be inspected every year in order to be own. Currently, their designation is as E-LSA, for Experimental, to be upgraded to Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA), along with the general aviation pilots license upgrade. In its 11th year of annual migration, Operation Migration is a non-pro t organization, and relies on the generosity of people to fund and host the chicks on their first migratory route south. For additional information, visit the website at www.operationmigration.org. The volunteer pilots maintain a blog on the site, In the Field, where they post periodic updates on their ights. Operation Migration pilot speaks at refuge PHOTOS BY CLAIRE TIMM/ Special to The NewsOperation Migration Pilot Brooke Pennypacker, above, talks to the standing-room-only crowd about the process of Whooping cranes being bred, nurtured and prepared for the 1,100 mile ight from Wisconsin to St. Marks. 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Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 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 Us www.crawfordville-umc.orgSunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sopchoppy Church Of ChristCorner of Winthrop & Byrd St.Sunday: Bible Study ...9:30 a.m. Worship ...................10:30 a.m. Evening Worship .............5 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study ...7 p.m. Visitors are welcome! Home Bible Courses available please call for details, 96213 Schedule of Services SUNDAY: Refreshments Sunday School Worship Prayer WEDNESDAY: Supper Pioneer Club: Youth and Adult Classes 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchPentecostal 962-9000 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.org Were Here to Share the Journey... Sunday School........................10 a.m. Sunday Worship ......................11 a.m. Evening Worship .......................6 p.m. Wednesday Service ..................7 p.m. & Youth Service ........................7 p.m. Royal Rangers ...........................7 p.m. Missionettes ..............................7 p.m. Ivan Assembly of God202 Ivan Church Road Crawfordville Pastor, Daniel CookseyCome & Worship With Us926-IVAN(4826) religious views and events ChurchHonoring Your Loved One In PrintFREE Standard Obituaries in The Wakulla News & Online (850) 926-7102 Your church ad here! (850) 926-7102 How to have your cake and eat it too HEAVENS TO BETSYPreacher feature: Pastor Susie Horner OUT TO PASTOR By JAMES L. SNYDER Somebody came up with the idea that you cannot have your cake and eat it too. I am not sure where that came from, and I am not exactly sure what it means. If I cannot eat my cake, whose cake can I eat? One of the things most important and strongly supervised in our home by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has to do with the presence of such food items as cake. At times, I think she is overly obsessed with some diet phenomenon. I, on the other hand, am rather open to the delicacies of such dietary niceties as cakes. Recently my wife took a weeks vacation to New York to visit her relatives. While she was away for that week, I was in charge of our little homestead. Whatever happened, happened because I did it. Whatever didnt happen, didnt happen because I didnt do it. I have a simple rule in life. Do what you like and have fun doing it. My wifes rule in life is, do exactly what I tell you and do it now! When she is not present in the home, especially for a weeklong duration, I am the one supervising the rules. And so, during that week my rules ruled. I will not say I had fun during that week, because I would not want that kind of information to be leaked to certain people. All during the week, I ate every kind of delicacy I could wrap my lips around. Not one shred of salad could be found in the house during the whole week. Salads were outlawed, desserts were in order. On the day my wife was scheduled to return from her New York trip, I had to go to school and pick up one of my granddaughters. She was sick and nobody else was available but Yours Truly. When I picked her up she did not look quite as sick as I would have gured, but who am I to question the wisdom of a schoolteacher. We spent the entire afternoon eating lunch at McDonalds, shopping at the Dollar Tree and just having a rip snorting time of our life. If this is sick, may I be sick every day of my life. As a supposedly sick 7-year-old, her energy ran her grandpa firmly into the ground. I am not sure I ever had that much energy. It was great to spend an afternoon with one of my granddaughters. Towards the end of the afternoon my granddaughter said, When will grandma get home? I calculated it and responded by telling her that according to the schedule she should be getting home around 6 oclock. As that information saturated her little brain she then said, Well, can we have a surprise party for grandma? Off to the store we went. Things needed for purchasing to put together the surprise welcome home party for grandma. There were cards to purchase. I say cards because she could not choose between two cards and so we decided, or rather I should say, she decided to get both of them. There were ribbons to buy and then she saw a nice bouquet of roses. We bought the roses. All this time I was thinking about a special project I had in mind. That special project took the form of a special welcome home cake. I took my granddaughter over to the case where all of the cakes were displayed and invited her to pick out one that suited her. As far as I am concerned, a cake is a cake and my favorite cake is the one I am eating at the time. She picked out a beautiful cake and we went to the checkout counter and paid for our wonderful purchases. Now it was home to set up our little welcome home party for grandma. My granddaughter spent quite a bit of time drawing pictures on the inside of the cards while I paid special attention to how to display the cake. When grandma walked in the door, we yelled Surprise and boy was she surprised. Then came the time for us to present the cake and eat it as well. Whoever says you cant have your cake and eat it too needs to sit down and talk with me. I have found a wonderful way of having my cake and eating it too without the sneering disapproval of You Know Who. I like what the Bible says. There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV). God always provides the cake and then invites us to eat it with Him.Instead of talking to myself, I spent a little time talking to God and thanking Him for the wonderful provisions He has made for my life both now and eternally.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com.By BETSY GOEHRIG Our featured minister this week is Pastor Susie Horner of Wakulla United Methodist Church. The beautiful log cabin church is located at 1584 Old Woodville Road in Wakulla Station. For more information about the church, you may call (850) 421-5741 or go online to their website at www.gbgm-umc.org/ wakullaumc. The church has two services: an 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 11 a.m. traditional. Some of the churchs ministries include children, youth, Sunday School for all ages, choir, and praise team. The church provides a Food Pantry once a month. They support a missionary in the Dominican Republic and send their youth there on mission trips. Pastor Susie is new to Wakulla United Methodist Church and to our area, serving here for the past eight months. She also volunteers as a chaplain at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital one day each week. She previously ministered at Grace UMC in Lawtey; Southwest UMC in Gainesville; and Trinity UMC in Lakeland. Her education includes a Bachelor of Music for Vocal Performance at the Opera Institute of Boston University, and Course of Study at Candler School of Theology in the Atlanta area. Pastor Susie shared the story of her calling into ministry: As a child growing up, church was a central part of my life. If my parents made sure of nothing else, it was that we were in church. As I entered my teenage years I became convinced that God had turned his back on me. Now, looking back on my life, I can see he was always there watching over me because no matter how hard I ran, I could never get completely away. This became more apparent in college, which was a religious school. While attending college, I always had a job as a soloist in a church. Even though I had stopped listening during this time of my life, God never stopped trying to talk to me. While spending the next 24 years trying to convince myself that I didnt need God or anyone else in my life I was miserable for the most part. To know deep down inside of you that there is something vital missing from your life, but not being able to admit what that something is was so exhausting and I felt so lonely. In 1999, due to family circumstances, I moved to the Gainesville area to be with my mother and it was she who finally convinced me to start attending church again. The gift God gave me that rst morning in church has been one of the most wonderful gifts I have ever received. Turn to Page 7AJesus River Festival set The fifth annual Jesus River Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, in Myron B. Hodges City Park located in Sopchoppy. The outdoor music event will start at noon and run until dark. This music festival will host a list of talented Christian musicians, speakers, dancers and performers appealing to all ages and a variety of music styles. This is a multi-denominational, community worship experience, and it just keeps getting better, said Nathan Lewis, a member of the planning committee. Several hundred individuals attended last years event, and we were very pleased with the turnout and support. Wave 94, a local Christian radio station and long time supporter of the festival, is expected to return to visit with fans and friends. Many churches and businesses were involved in making the festival a success. Those attending the festival will be served complimentary grilled burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Booth spaces for local charities, churches and ministries to inform the public of their services will be available. Special ministries for children will take place throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for the local food bank. Donations are welcomed but not mandatory. Wakulla One, a group of churches, individuals and ministries united to support Christcentered events in Wakulla County, will sponsor the event this year. The organization will also host a night of fellowship and prayer before the festival on Friday, March 8, at 7p.m. in the park. All Wakulla Christians are encouraged to come and pray for Gods presence and blessings. For more information visit: www.Jesusriverfest. com or www.wakullaone. com.
From Page 6AThat morning as I walked through the door, I met two of the most wonderful people, who have since become close friends. That morning, I felt warmth and a welcoming I had not felt since I was a child. To see how the love of God shone from them was awesome. I wasnt really sure what they had, but I was smart enough to know I wanted some of it. At one point it seemed as if God spoke to my heart assuring me that I was home and I was loved, and all that happened before was gone and forgotten. When I left the service that morning I felt a peace that I had not known for years because I knew there was a purpose for my life; I just didnt know at (that) time what it was. As I grew in Christ, I began feeling as though he was calling me into his ministry. I tried my best not to listen to His call, but no matter how much I tried to tell Him He was making a mistake, God kept saying, Come and serve me. He spoke to me through various situations, using people, prayer, and other ways, but I kept backing away because I was afraid to believe God could use the mess I had made of my life for His glory. In March of 2003, God finally showed me his purpose for my life. I had decided to meet with a friend to talk about what I felt was happening in my life. I wanted to speak to her because she had been such a role model for me in the short time I had known her, and I knew she would be someone who could help me understand what was happening. As we talked, I made the statement to her that I was feeling called by God, but I felt like I needed a burning bush moment to really make me understand. I needed God to tell me clearly what he wanted. No more than a week later, I was contacted regarding accepting an appointment. Finally, I got the message. However, God was not nished with me yet. In addition to confirming His call on my life, He was asking me if I was willing to make a complete commitment of my life to Him. I had pushed and tested Him, and now He was testing me to see if I would answer. In order to follow Him, I had to be ready to put my entire life in His hands and trust that He would provide for my needs. Was I ready to give my complete life to follow Him? You better believe it! I have not regretted my decision for a moment. Having been a person who had no direction in life and then transforming into a person that God has chosen as His servant has been without question the most wonderful, yet humbling experience one could ever hope for. I have no doubt whatsoever that God has called me into His ministry. I know what it is like to be lost and confused, to live with anger, doubt and selfhate. But I also know what it is like to nd redemption in Christ. By having the courage to share my past mistakes and feelings with others, I believe God can use and work through me to show those who may be facing the same life experiences I have faced, and that He can heal and restore them as He did me. This is what God is calling me to do in His church. If sharing my life with people will help bring one-person home to God, then I know everything I have experienced has been worth it. God has called me into His ministry so that He can use me to help others see that it is never too late, or one can never be too lost to come to Him. A challenging time in Pastor Susies life in which faith helped her was when her mother passed away. When she had been a teenager and young adult, she and her mother did not get along. In time, she eventually let go of the anger she had been carrying. She decided to move back to Florida and began to take care of her mother. During the five years before her mother passed, Susie and her mothers relationship deepened. Her mother became her confidant and greatest supporter. When she died, Susie felt lost, yet she was also grateful that God had blessed them with being able to repair their relationship. Susies faith assures her she will see her mother again. Comforted with the knowledge of being together through eternity with those loved ones and saints who have gone before gives her great strength, comfort and joy. Pastor Susie is grateful to be serving alongside the congregation of Wakulla United Methodist Church, which she considers to be a loving church where everyone is welcome, just as Christ welcomes everyone. Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 7AObituaries Reason Paulk Tomberlin Jr.Rev. R.P. Tomberlin Jr. Brother Tommy, 91, died on Monday, Feb. 25 at Riverchase Care Center in Quincy. He was born in Tallahassee on Jan. 6, 1922. Survivors include his wife, Christine Edwards Tomberlin of Sawdust; his children, Richard Tomberlin (Sylvia) of Tallahassee, Jerry Tomberlin of Ottawa, Canada, Pam Oldaker (Craig) of Tampa, and Paul Tomberlin (Amy) of Houston; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Lucille McKoone of Tallahassee, Hattie Parramore of Quincy, and Valma Cornell (Richard) of Saline, Mich. Seminole Baptist Church at 3330 Mission Road in Tallahassee hosted the visitation beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, followed by the service at 11 a.m. There was also a graveside and VA ag ceremony held at Providence Baptist Church at 2 p.m., at 1663 Providence Road in Quincy. Contributions, in lieu of owers, may be sent to Providence Baptist Church. Independent Funeral Home in Quincy, Fla. (850-875-1529) was in charge of arrangements.Reason Paulk Tomberlin Jr. Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven will hold a Fundraiser Banquet on Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Wildwood Resort in Medart. Sheriff Charlie Creel will be the speaker and the theme is Bridging the Gap: Where do we go from here? Contact Elder Delores Nelson at 850-408-7857 for tickets. $40/ person, $70/couple and $210 for a table of six. The Christian Worship Center is honored to announce two upcoming events, starting with our Homecoming Dinner at 4 p.m., on March 16, immediately followed at 6 p.m. by the Drummond Family in Concert. On March 17, the Drummonds will perform again at 11 a.m. They have been traveling the southeast sharing Gods love in word and song for the past 16 years. March 18 through March 22 is the Homecoming Revival at 7 p.m. nightly with Pastor Dennis Hanvey and his wife Sherry from Florence, Ala. Pastor Dennis has been pastoring for 25 years and is very excited to come and share with us the gospel of Jesus Christ. Both events will take place at the Christian Worship Center at 3922 Coastal Hwy. (Hwy 98) in Medart. Everyone is invited to join us. For more information, call pastor Steve Taylor at (850) 509-6031. Church BriefsMacedonia to hold fundraiser banquet on March 9 Christian Worship Center to host gospel group, hold revivalGoerhig: Pastor Susie HornerPastor Susie Horner of Wakulla United Methodist Church in Wakulla Station. Sponsored by Wakulla ONE, a fellowship of multiple Christian denominations and charitable ministries laboring together to serve the Wakulla County area in the Name of Christ and according to the prayer of Jesus in John 17:22. Visit online for more info: www.wakullaone.com. 11:45 Opening Ceremonies 12:00The Taylors & Kelly Bryant Southern Gospel 1:00Jeremy Vanderloop P&W Contemporary 2:00Ernie/Phillip/etc P&W Blues/Rock 3:00I Am Sent MinistriesTracy Perez P&W traditional/original 4:00Barry McGheeComedy/Music/Word 5:00The Ransomed P&W Contemporary 6:00Renita Allen-DixonGospel PHOTO COURTESY:Ernie Garcia Band 2013PHOTO COURTESY:Barry McGhee 2013 BRING the kids! PASTOR PIZZA of Sidewalk Ministries will host tw o shows: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.mBRING a lawn chair. BRING a cooler. Enjoy an afternoon of inspirational music with friends and family. No alcohol please. Hot-dog and hamburger plates available. Canned food drive for local charities and food bank. Local churches, businesses and individual donations are welcome. 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Barnett home from deployment Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunityFred and Annette Strickland celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary Saturday, March 2, 2013. They were married in Sopchoppy, FL on March 2, 1963, and have one daughter June Strickland. The couple has lived in Ivan, FL for most of their married life. After a quiet lunch, they enjoyed a celebration with their good friends, The Sanders, at Panacea Full Gospel Assembly Church, who were also celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. 50th anniversaryAnnette and Fred StricklandMARY KATHERINE WESTMARK/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSActors David Sloan, Amber Alvarez, Emily Westmark, Emily Davis and Melissa GentryYoung actors stage Wild West Show at Senior CenterSPECIAL TO THE NEWSDo you ever look in the pantry or refrigerator and wonder what to make for supper? Do you ever feel like there is nothing to eat!!! Do you often say you have no time for cooking at home even when you know it would be better for your family than eating out or stopping for carry out or fast food on your way home? Making meals easier to prepare using recipes with fewer ingredients might make preparing meals more of a reality. Delicious dishes only need a few well-chosen ingredients to make cooking easier, faster and downright irresistible. During the workshop you will be given the opportunity to try your hand at making meals that feature fresh food to promote healthy living. Hands-on preservation workshops were full each Saturday in February with participants leaving with practice in research based preservation techniques, recipes and a canned product. Another pressure canning workshop is being scheduled for a Saturday in April so if you missed the February series, call the Extension Of ce to learn when the April one will be held. Classes are kept small to allow for quality learning. Another option is to host a preservation party with family members or friends. Gather 4-8 people together and let your friends and family members learn food preservation technique in your home, church kitchen or at the Extension Of ce. Call Extension Of ce for details.Extension Of ce offering workshop on cooking with limited ingredients Five Ingredient Recipes March 5, 6 p.m. Wakulla County Extension Of ce $15 per participant Pre-Registration Necessary Note: workshop was originally scheduled for March 7. Food Preservation Hands-on Workshops Held during February Betty Green, Vice President and Program Chair of the Wakulla County Historical Society, announced that the March 12 program will focus on the community of Medart. Green said that at one time Medart was known as Pawtuxit because some of its early settlers came from a town called Pawtucket in Rhode Island. Guests share memories of growing up in the community considered the center of Wakulla County. Representatives of the Boykin, Carter, Coggins, Dickson (Dixon), Durrance, Eubanks, Gray, Green, Harvey, Linton, Loftin, Mathers, McLaughlin, Pigott, Whaley, and White families are expected to participate in the discussion at the Wakulla Public Library on March 12 at 7 p.m. Anyone who has roots, or who knows some of the stories associated with the community, is invited and urged to attend the meeting.Special to The NewsThe Crawfordville Lions Club will hold its eighth annual St. Patricks Day Festival and Parade Saturday, March 16, at Crawfordvilles Hudson Park. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with Breakfast in the Park, continue with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. and entertainment starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until approximately 3 p.m. Once again, the Crawfordville Lions Club will be awarding prizes for rst, second and third place. Groups or individuals interested in participating should contact Marc Dickieson at 926-4440 to reserve their place in the lineup. Free entertainment will feature local cloggers, musicians and entertainers: 11 a.m. Ms. Denise Dance Group. 11:45 a.m. Senior Line Dancers. 12:30p.m. Rick Tittle and John Smith with special guests The Smith Creek Band. 2:15 3 p.m. Trafton Harvey. Food vendors will be serving seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue, funnel cakes, and more. Tickets for individual events may be purchased on the day of the festival from any Crawfordville Lions Club member. Just look for the distinctive yellow vests.Lions Club St. Patricks Day Festival and Parade setHistorical Society to focus on Medart Army Spec. Tyler A. Barnett has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Barnett is a combat medic assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for two and a half years. He is the son of Ronald Barnett of Gainesville. His wife, Hunter, is the daughter of Carlton Thompson of Tallahassee, and Lori Seber of Crawfordville. The specialist is a 2009 graduate of Amos P. Godby High School, Tallahassee. *Hearing evaluation and video otoscope inspection are always free. Hearing evaluation is an audiometric test to determine proper amplification needs only. These are not medical exams or diagnosis, nor are they intended to replace a physician's care. If you suspect a medical problem, please seek treatment from your doctor.Sometimes its nothing more than excessive ear wax. We use our state-of-the-art Video Otoscope to look inside your ear canal. You can watch on a video monitor as it happens.ANN HENNESSY, MA, CCC-A CERTIFIED & LICENSED AUDIOLOGIST TALLAHASSEESEARS MIRACLE EAR GOVERNORS SQUARE MALL1500 Apalachee ParkwayToll Free 1-866-942-4007EVERY THURSDAYCRAWFORDVILLE3295 CRAWFORDVILLE HWY. 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Free entertainment beginning at 11:00 a.m. will feature many local cloggers, musicians and entertainers, including but not limited to: 11:00a.m. ..........Ms. Denise Dance Group 11:45a.m. ..........Senior Line Dancers 12:30p.m. ..........Recording artists Rick Tittle, and John Smith with special guests The Smith Creek Band 2:15:00p.m. ....Recording artist Trafton HarveyA wide variety of activities for the young and young at heart will be on hand. Artisans will be demonstrating their crafts and marketing their wares. Food vendors will be serving seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue, funnel cakes, and more. Rafe Tickets may be purchased all day, just look for the LIONS in their YELLOW VESTS. Drawings will be held all day, $250. GRAND PRIZE drawing at 3 p.m. Need not be present to win.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 9Aeducation news from local schools SchoolSpecial to The NewsRiversprings Middle School received fourth place at Florida Engineering Societys 30th annual MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday, February 9. Team Riversprings performance earned honorable mention and represented Riversprings best achievement in the regional competition. Eighth grade student Jason Paris placed 22nd among all competitors and was the teams top individual scorer. He was followed by Emmylou Chason, Lucas Briggs, and Paige Pearson. Riversprings Middle School Team members were eighth grade students Lucas Briggs, Emmylou Chason, Maclellan Hicks, Emma Hughes, Shaleigh Mercer, Kaylee Meyers, Elijah Mullens, Noah Mullens, Jason Paris, Paige Pearson, and sixth grade student Logan Hicks. The Team is coached by Riversprings teacher John Kane. MATHCOUNTS draws top mathematicians from middle schools around the Big Bend area to compete in challenging Sprint, Target, and Team round events. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSPictured, left to right, on the front row: Emma Hughes and Elijah Mullens; second row: Shaleigh Mercer, Maclellan Hicks, Kaylee Meyers, Paige Pearson, Lucas Briggs, John Kane, Noah Mullens, and Logan Hicks; third row: Jason Paris and Emmylou Chason.Riversprings Middle School earns honorable mention at MATHCOUNTSSpecial to The NewsOn Saturday, February 23, seven fifth graders from Riversink Elementary School and seven fourth and fifth graders from Crawfordville Elementary competed in the Emerald Coast Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Shoal River Middle School in Crestview, Fla. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition and teams worked all year to prepare the solutions to their long-term problems. Both teams also had to solve verbal and hands-on problems called spontaneous problems on the day of the competition. Crawfordville team members included Gracie Bruce, Wilson Bruce, Rachel Freeman, Ally Harden, Jessica Starling, Caleb Tillman, and Kristen Walker. Coaches were Crawfordville teachers Renee Kelly, Holly Harden and Miranda Bowen. The cougars competed in an event called ARTchitecture: The Musical. The Crawfordville team won the gold medal in their problem and will continue to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind state competition in Orlando on April 6th. Riversink team members included Isabella Barcelo, Abigail Gray, Travis Morgan, Brittney Raley, Makenna Roddenberry, Aaron Sloan, and Jacob Stringer. Coaches were Riversink teachers Nicholas Weaver, Megan Crombie, Katrina Roddenberry and Stan Ward. The Riversink team competed in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event called Tumble-wood. Students had to design and construct a mechanical ramp that would propel a balsa wood tower through the air and across a designated scoring line. They came in third place in the STEM division. Crawfordville Elementary problem solvers win gold SPECIAL TO THE NEWSStudents show off their medals from competition. Catherine Cutchen Special to The NewsStudents at Wakulla Prekindergarten have impressive new rides on the playground thanks to the Greene family. On January 28 Jared and Amber Greene delivered ten new Stihl tricycles to Wakulla Prekindergarten. Each year the Greene family hosts a golf tournament to honor their late son, Landon. He was a student at Wakulla Pre-K. He frequently expressed his love of playing and running on the school playground. Over the past two years the Greene family has donated thousands of dollars which have provided equipment for the playground. Principal Kim Dutton states I appreciate all of the playground equipment the Greenes have donated. 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Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views SportsBy PAUL HOOVER WHS Track Coach On Saturday, March 2, the WHS teams traveled to Godby High School to compete in the annual Jesse Forbes Track Meet, which attracted 14 teams from around the Big Bend. All day the teams battled not just each other, but also the cold weather and a bitter NW wind. The local girls team competed well and finished fifth overall and the boys had solid performances in the middle distances and high jump to finish in sixth place. The boys team relied on superb perfomances in an event that, until this year, the local tracksters have not competed in the high jump. Freshman Keith Gavin continues to have an unbelievable debut season and jumped to a new personal record of 6 to win the event. Newcomer,junior Corion Knight had an outstanding first meet, clearing 6 and placed second behind Gavin. The middle distance runners were led once again by junior Aaron Smith who placed second in the 3200 meters and fifth in the 1600 meters. Despite tough conditions, J.P Piotrowski ran to a new PR of 2:09.03 and placed seventh in the 800 meters and Alan Pearson continued to improve in the 300 hurdles, placing fourth and also setting a new PR of 45.09 seconds. Travis Parks also had a good showing in the 3200 meters, running a new PR of 11:25 and placing fifth. In the sprints, John Sanders ran an 11.73 in the 100 meters and placed sixth in an extremely competitive field. Others scoring points for the boys team included Mitchell Atkinson (8th, 3200 meters), the 4x100 relay team (seventh) and the 4x800 meter relay team (seventh). The girls team was once again led by junior Madison Harris, junior Margaret Wiedeman and sophomore Lydia Wiedeman. Harris anchored the 4x800 meter relay team to a second place finish behind Bay County and the 4x400 relay team to a fifth place finish. She also had another good outing in the 800 meters, placing second, by less than 3 seconds, to Maclays Stefanie Kurgatt, who is one of the best 800 meter runners in the nation. Kurgatt is scheduled to compete in the Indoor Track and Field Nationals Championships in New York City this coming weekend. Margaret Wiedeman placed fourth in the 1600 meters and third in the 3200 meters. Lydia Wiedeman also had a good meet, placing 4th in the 800 meters in a season best time of 2:32 and ran a leg on both the 4x800 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay teams. In her first year at WHS, junior Kayla Webbe is also proving to be a real asset to the team. She ran a strong 1600 meters, placing fifth and followed that with a sixth place finish in the 3200 meters. Junior Taylor Vaughan continues to place well in the 100 meter hurdles by placing 3rd. Others scorers for the girls team were Liliana Broadway (8th, 1600), Raychel Gray (5th, 3200 meters), Amber Stewart (6th, 100 meter hurdles), the 4x400 meter relay team (5th) and the 4x800 meter relay team (2nd). The local teams will compete in two meets this week. They will travel to East Gadsden High School on Tuesday and then to Rickards High School on Thursday for their first Freshman/Sophomore Meet. FORMER WHS TRACK ATHLETE WINS NATIONAL TITLE Former WHS track athlete Nickola Shingles, who won a state high school championship three years ago in the 300 meter hurdles, continues to compete and excel in track and field at the collegiate level and is currently competing for Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo. In this years indoor track season he was named the American Midwest Conference Newcomer of the Year. At the conference championship meet he won the 60 meter dash and the 60 meter hurdles. He also placed third in the 200 meters and long jump and ran a leg on the 4x400 meter relay team that also placed third. Then this past weekend, competing in the NAIA National Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio, he not only won the 60 meter hurdles and an individual national championship, but set a new National Championship meet record of 7.86 seconds in the process! Shingles was the first-ever WHS individual state track and field champion.TRACKBy AMY LEESpecial to The NewsThe Lady War Eagles fell 11-0 to Chiles at Chiles on Tuesday, despite Kelbi Davis effort. Davis had the only hit for the Lady War Eagles. Davis went 1-2, hitting a single in the second inning. Michael Cooper handled Chiles lineup with ease, racking up three strikeouts. Cooper allowed nine earned runs, 13 hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings. Sam Martin got the win for Chiles. She pitched ve shutout innings. Martin struck out 10, walked none and gave up one hit. Adrianne Van Atta, Allison Van Atta, Hannah Hilaman, and Bre Nesmith helped lead Chiles. They combined for eight hits and six RBIs. COOPER LEADS THE WAR EAGLES TO 10-5 VICTORY Michael Cooper powered the War Eagles at the plate and on the rubber Thursday, willing the War Eagles to a 10-5 victory over Rickards. Cooper got on base three times in the game for the War Eagles. She scored two runs and had one RBI. She doubled in the third inning and singled in the fourth inning. Kayla Hussey was 3-4 with 1 RBI, Kenzie Lee was 2-4 with 3 RBIs, and Chris Romanus was 2-3. Cooper put together a nice outing. Rickards managed just two hits off of Cooper, who allowed one earned run, walked none and struck out four during her 4 2/3 innings of work. Meghan got the win in relief for the War Eagles. Sarvis pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed three runs. LEE LEADS LADY WAR EAGLES TO WIN AGAINST SUWANNEE Suwannee was outdone by Kenzie Lee and the War Eagles, 8-3. The War Eagles beat Suwannee, 8-3 in seven innings on Friday at Suwannee behind Kenzie Lee, who went 4-4 at the plate. She singled in the rst, third, fth, and seventh innings with 1 RBI. Kayla Hussey was 2-4 with 2 RBIs, Kelbi Davis was 3-4, and Michael Cooper was 2-4 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs. Michael Cooper worked out of 10 tough spots for the War Eagles. She pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs on two hits. The Lady War Eagles are now 2-0 in District games this season. The War Eagles have no games scheduled this week, however, they will play this Friday and Saturday in the Lady T-Wolves North Florida Classic at Messer Park. They are scheduled to play Friday night at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.SOFTBALLGirls nish fth overall at Jesse Forbes; boys take sixth Cooper and Lee lead Lady War Eagles to multiple victories If gas prices have you seeing less green and more red, try ridesharing. Carpooling and vanpooling can reduce your commuting costs by 50% or more. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 11Aoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsThis time of year it is pretty tough writing a shing report. First of all its tough finding anyone whos been fishing and then even harder nding anybody that has caught anything. The 12 or so inches of rain we got and even more in South Georgia combined with the cold weather for the last three nights will change our shing. In my opinion all the fresh water coming down the Ochlokonee River is gonna move all of those trout and reds that were up around the state park and move them to saltier water. I believe the same thing is gonna happen with the St. Marks, Aucilla and Econ na. The next place trout will be caught is gonna be on the ats or very close. I think reds can tolerate the freshwater a little better than trout but think they will also move, at least to oyster bars at the mouth of creeks and rivers. JR and I have talked a lot about how the rain affects our shing and he has always said, when you get enough rain that you see leaves oating in the river because the swamps are draining, there arent gonna be any more fish in the Aucilla. I just got off the phone with JR and he said he had talked to several people who went out shing yesterday and none of them had a bite much less caught anything. He also talked to some people who went Sunday and Monday evening limited out on trout both days. Someone also told him that they went out in front of the Aucilla in 4 to 5 feet of water a limited out. By the weekend the weather should be in the 70s, the water temperature should be hopefully in the low to middle sixties and shing will be good. JR said the Christian Academy in Perry is having a shing tournament down there this weekend so hopefully shing will be good. Last Wednesday Capt. David Fife and I went out for several hours to see what the heavy rains had done. The water was still fairly clear and we managed to catch 11 nice trout using the Gulp and Gotcha Motor Oil curly tail grub. We caught sh everywhere we stopped except the spot where I had caught them several days before and I just knew they would be there. When I walked down to my dock yesterday I noticed that the water had gotten fairly dirty over the past couple of days and when I walked down there a few minutes ago, it has turned black. That means a lot of fresh water has come down from the Ochlockonee and the salinity has changed completely. Capt. Kenny out of Shell Island sh Camp shed with a party last Thursday had 4 tout over 20 inches and one about 25 inches. Tomorrow night they are having a meeting to discuss the RESTORE Act and I plan on going and suggesting the reefs be put out in shallow water like I had talked about in my last column. The two areas that I sh in 16 feet of water have produced trout, reds (big reds in the fall), ounder, Spanish, drum, sheepshead, king mackerel, pompano, cobia, several legal grouper, three hog sh and plenty of sharks of all makes and sizes. Can you imagine if we had about 15 of these places out in Apalachee Bay that a person could run out to on a calm day in almost any size boat. I think it would be good for our shing, good for the shermen and good for the county. Remember to know your limits and start getting those rods and reels cleaned up cause it isnt be long. Good luck and good shing! From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Weather has made the shing tough right now and writing a columnSpecial to The News St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge will open the pools along Lighthouse Road to hand launch boats with electric trolling motors on March 15. The pools remain open to boats until Oct. 15. Anglers are reminded that the daily entrance fee is $5 per car or an annual 12 months pass is available for $15. Stoney Bayou Pool No. 1 is the rst large pool on the left traveling south on Lighthouse Road. It is a mixture of salt and freshwater, so shing may be very spotty in this pool. A new roller device has been constructed in the East River Pool boat ramp ( rst pool to the west of Lighthouse Road). Please be careful when moving boat down the device and back up the device. Also, please do not block pier entrance when parking after unloading boats at the East River boat ramp. Gates will also be opened to access refuge road 316 in the Panacea Unit from March 15 to May 15, leading to ponds in the Otter Lake vicinity. Otter Lake and lakes adjacent to Surf Road are open year round for boating. Outboard motors larger than 10 hp are not allowed on any lake or pond on the Panacea Unit. Fishing is allowed year round from the bank, according to state regulations. The refuge staff appreciates the cooperation of our anglers to prevent the invasive exotic weed Hydrilla from spreading into refuge waters. Healthy lakes and ponds are best for shing and for wildlife! Also, note Daylight Savings Time begins on March 10 and the electric gates on Lighthouse Road and Otter Lake Road will then open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. For more information and a copy of the shing regulations, please call (850) 925-6121 or see www. fws.gov/saintmarks/ shing.Refuge pools open to boats on March 15From FWCThis report represents some events the FWC handled in the Northwest Region over the week of Feb. 22-Feb. 28. but it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. GADSDEN COUNTY: Of cer Ben Johnson arrested a subject for possession of an antlerless deer during closed season and trespassing on private property. Johnson was patrolling Hanna Mill Pond Road, when he drove up on two vehicles sitting stationary on the highway. One of the subjects had allegedly just loaded an illegally killed doe deer and concealed it in his dog box. The second subject had responded when he heard the shot while hunting nearby in his tree stand. The subject was cited and the doe deer was taken into evidence. Of cer Ben Johnson arrested a man for cast netting freshwater game sh. Johnson observed three subjects fishing with rod and reel combinations. One of the men picked up a cast net and said he was going to throw again because he wanted to catch something other than bait sh. Johnson allegedly observed the subject catch and keep one white bass and one sunshine bass. A citation was issued for the violation and the two illegally taken bass were seized as evidence. ESCAMBIA COUNTY: Of cer Faris Livesay observed a vehicle driving slowly down Cox Road after dark. 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Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com a peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysLocal writers share their experiencesCoast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD Used SCUBA cylinders.Nearly every week I see a customer who has purchased a used scuba cylinder at a local yard sale or off Craigslist. The individual is usually very proud of the wonderful deal they found and Im often wishing I had found it for myself. Not all scuba cylinders are created equal and not all cylinders used for scuba are designed for it. Prior to my generation of diving it was not uncommon for divers to repurpose CO2 cylinders for scuba. This requires adapters and is actually illegal. If you are looking at a cylinder, be sure it is EMPTY. Secure it from tipping over and slowly open the valve. If nothing comes out or the handle doesnt turn then treat the cylinder with caution. There are safe alternate ways to drain a cylinder but please call me rst. Under NO circumstances should you try and remove the valve while the cylinder could be pressurized. Once the cylinder is empty carefully pick it up by the valve and tap the side with a block of wood or a mallet. If you hear a bell tone then it is steel. If you dont then it is either aluminum, badly corroded inside and steel, or full of water. A magnet will tell you if it is steel or aluminum. In the case of corroded or water- lled cylinders tread lightly and avoid the purchase. The next thing to examine is the stampings in the crown of the cylinder. You should see the letters DOT or ICC, these are required marking for lling and transport within the USA. You will also see markings like 3AA (Steel) or 3AL (Aluminum) and other variations starting with the letters SP or E. These marks represent the permit that the cylinder was manufactured under. Usually that set of markings is followed by the rated service pressure in PSIG. Together these will look something like: DOT 3AA 2250. The manufacturers mark the cylinders in cryptic ways that are sometimes dif cult to determine without training. If you can read the stampings the easiest thing is to call me and tell me what you see. If you see the letter M followed by a number then this is the manufacturers designation number and you could search it online. If you nd any stamp marks in the wall of the cylinder it cannot be lled or transported legally. You will see a series of stampings from hydrostatic requali cation too. This process is done every ve years. You should see a month, a symbol or series of small numbers, and a year for every requali cation. If the date is past ve years from today you will need to have it re-quali ed. This costs usually $20-50. At the time of hydro, or annually on cylinders used often, it is good to replace the pressure relief device too at an added expense. Older cylinders may need new valves or a valve service, as well, adding to the cost of bringing this used cylinder back to service. Cylinders made of aluminum should be treated and handled with great caution until they have been properly evaluated. Never pick up a mystery aluminum cylinder when it is under pressure. Trying to decide if a cylinder is worth $25 or $200 is, frequently, a complicated process. Scrap value is normally less than $10 and many scrap metal facilities will not take cylinders without some speci c destructive measures on your part. I encourage you to call me when you encounter any cylinder of unknown origin, contents, or age. Determining if a cylinder should be condemned is often subjective and dif cult. Properly destroying a dangerous cylinder is also not so straight forward.March 1 brought about many unknowns for everyone. However, the National Commodore of the Auxiliary, Thomas C. Mallison, sent out a letter to all auxiliarists recon rming for us our mission. In the letter, he stated, Please keep in mind that our mission to promote recreational boating safety (vessel safety checks, public education, public affairs, etc.) is not solely dependent upon Coast Guard funding. We will continue to serve the boating public as the foremost volunteer maritime organization in the world, and we will continue to be Semper Paratus. It is reassuring for those of us in the auxiliary that we have leadership that is not only following closely the changes that may come, but also keeping us focused on our primary reason for being members of such a great organization. It is tting that Duane Treadon sent in the following report. The greatest mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is promoting recreational safe boating. One key program in accomplishing this mission is Public Education. With many course offerings, the Auxiliary provides instruction to the boating public in the areas of navigation, global positioning system (GPS), safe boating, sailing, and many more. The most popular course offering is the one-day, 8-hour About Boating Safely class. It serves as the anchor class for most Flotillas. Putting on the ABS class can be complex with production student registration, nding a location to hold the class, ordering materials, scheduling instructors and administering the end of course test. Because of all the work needed to put on an ABS class many Flotillas set a minimum of ve students. In the past this limit was not a problem as classes typically had 15-20 students. However in recent times having enough students to meet the minimum limit has been dif cult. On March 2, instructor Duane Treadon took a new approach, holding a class for two students a father and son. The father was interested in taking the course with his son back in January when the Flotilla offered its rst ABS course of the year but a scheduling con ict prevented him from attending. The same reoccurring scheduling con ict was going to prevent him and his son from attending the upcoming April ABS offering. So that these boaters, interested in improving their boating knowledge, didnt miss out yet again, Treadon offered to teach the class to them when their schedule permitted it. Meeting at Treadons house the group spend the day going over the course materials. Treadon was able to review the chapter PowerPoint presentations and facilitated a discussion on safe boating. This discussion was further enhanced by going outside using a kayak, boat and jet ski for a hands-on demonstration of boat parts and proper safety equipment. The success of this new approach was af- rmed when the father stated that though he had been boating forever, he learned new material during the day. The son commented that the course had sparked an interest in getting more involved in boating and that he felt more confident in taking their boat out on the water. He further commented that being a responsible boater will make it all the more fun. And as Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. You can help make a good day on the water great by ensuring that your boat is up to the challenge! 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 email@example.com Please contact us for more information on a safe boating class at firstname.lastname@example.org Our next meeting will be on March 9 at 9:15 a.m. at the Naval Reserve Training Center. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fran Keating to make arrangements. Coast Guard Station Panama City ......................................................... 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The trail, which consists of 5 phases, is a paved, off-road path for walkers and bicyclists that leads to several outdoor sites, including the Ochlockonee State Park, the Florida Trail and the refuge. This will be a big economic engine for the county and the area, said County Administrator David Edwards. The next phase to be completed runs along Surf Road ending at the southeastern boundary of the refuge. Edwards said this phase, phase 3, is currently under design and construction is expected to begin this summer. The cost of this phase is included in the Department of Transportations Work Program for 2013. Phase 5a, which picks up where phase 4 left off, has received funding for design, permitting and construction from the CRTPA, Edwards said. This phase will run along Surf Road to the intersection of U.S. Highway 319 and the Sopchoppy city limits. Funding for this phase will be included in next years budget and construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2014, Edwards said. Two phases, 2 and 5b, still require funding. Edwards said the county has approached DOT and the CRTPA about funding for these phases. In addition to these phases needing funding, there is also currently no money available for the proposed trailheads at Mashes Sands and the train depot, rest areas, signage and other amenities. The proposed trailhead in Sopchoppy would be located on property recently given to the city. The city has begun to clean up the property in case funding is made available to turn it into a park and trailhead. By JENNIFER JENSEN firstname.lastname@example.org In an effort to improve the countys boat ramps and other waterway amenities, a user fee was established. These fees are then put into a fund that has one purpose, to pay for improvements and upgrade to these facilities. Its sole purpose in life is to maintain, upgrade and improve these facilities, said County Administrator David Edwards. When the county started collecting the fees last spring, several residents and users of the boat ramps were upset. But Edwards said once people started to see where the money was going, many became OK with paying it. We want to have top notch boat ramps, Edwards said. The cost is $5 to use the ramp, or a yearly pass can be purchased for $40 at the Medart Recreation Park of ce or the county of ce. So far, the county has spent well over $20,000 and improvements have been made to the boat ramps at Levy Bay, Rock Landing, Newport Park and Lower River Bridge. The county also added channel markers in Ochlockonee Bay, which Edwards said were desperately needed. Public Information Director Jessica Welch said if those were not added, The Coast Guard was about to come down hard on us. Several projects are next on the list, but until the county has funds to do them the right way, they wont be done. We dont like doing band-aids any more, Welch said. Future projects include major improvements to the boat ramp at Mashes Sands. They plan to change the angle of the ramp and dredge the entry way. As well as improvements to the boat landing on the Ochlockonee River and paving the parking lots at each facility and add kiosks. We want to bring up all the Wakulla County maintained ramps, bring them all up to a rst-class level, Edwards said. Thats our goal. He added that there have been some issues with people vandalizing the money boxes. When they are ruined, the county has to spend the $12,000 to replace it. This money comes out of the boat ramp fund and takes money away from improvements. Edwards encouraged people who see someone vandalizing these boxes to report it or try to stop it. For more information about the boat ramp fees or the annual pass, call the county of ce at 926-0919. Boat ramp fees collected to fund improvementsPHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSEN/THE WAKULLA NEWSA sign to remind ramp users to please pay your $5. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSEN/THE WAKULLA NEWSOnce it is completed, the entire 13-mile trail will run from Mashes Sands Park to the historic train depot in Sopchoppy.Phase 4 of Ochlockonee Bay Bike trail completed
On Feb. 27, Robert Keith Krueger, 45, of Crawfordville was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended or revoked. Deputy Scott Powell allegedly observed Krueger driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on Crawfordville Highway and conducted a traf c stop. A passenger in the vehicle, Theodore Eldon Hicks, was determined to have active warrants for failure to appear out of Wakulla County. He was also placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed from the scene. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of ce this week: FEBRUARY 21 Melody Cooley of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of her purse, personal items and medications. Her vehicle was ransacked as papers were tossed around inside. The value of the stolen items is $326. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Gregory Rosier of Crawfordville reported a vehicle fire. Lt. Mike Kemp arrived on scene on U.S. Highway 319 and Donaldson-Williams Road and observed everyone outside the vehicle and ames spreading to the front seats. Lt. Kemp extinguished the re with the agency issued re extinguisher. Damage was estimated at $3,000 and the vehicle was not operable. There were no injuries. Deputy Gibby Gibson also investigated. Amy Marcelja of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed $1,491 worth of unauthorized charges on her bank card. The charges were created in Lantana and Lake Worth at Dollar General stores. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. Criminal Investigations Analyst Angie Gardner discovered an overdue sexual offender/predator registration date of a Wakulla County man. A sexual offender, Eric J. White, failed to register his home address in August 2012 as required by Florida Statute. Detective Josh Langston contacted a relative of Whites and determined that the offender moved to New York. Detective Rachel Wheeler contacted law enforcement in New York to inform them of the lapse in registration. A warrant was requested for White for failure to register and failure to update his address. Gardner discovered that sexual offender Michael Lee Dempsey failed to register his home address in January. Dempsey was contacted by the WCSO and arrested for failure to register his home address. Detective Rachel Wheeler investigated. A 16-year-old Wakulla High School student was found to be in possession of marijuana at school by Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson. A custodian noticed the smell of burned marijuana in a restroom. The female student was in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe. She was given a civil citation for misdemeanor marijuana possession. The marijuana weighed .3 of a gram. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated. A 17-year-old student was issued a civil citation for misdemeanor possession of marijuana at Wakulla High School. Assistant Principal Sunny Chancy and Deputy Scott Rojas approached the student who turned his marijuana over to Deputy Rojas. He was in possession of 1.1 grams. FEBRUARY 22 Haley Buchanan and Pamela Pilkinton, both of Crawfordville, were involved in a two-vehicle traf c crash near Hardees. Both vehicles suffered damage that required them to be towed from the scene. There were no injuries. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. FEBRUARY 23 Jerahme Ryan of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A laptop computer was stolen from the victims vehicle while at his home or perhaps a business establishment. The victim did not secure the vehicle and the missing property is valued at $700. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated. A Gretna Police of- cer conducted a traf c stop in Gadsden County and during the course of the stop discovered and seized a WCSO laminated identi cation card inside the vehicle. The card was issued during Sheriff Donnie Crums time in of ce. The card is being held at the Gretna Police Department as evidence. Two teenagers, ages 17 and 16 from Crawfordville, were involved in a single vehicle traf c crash on Mose Strickland Road at Revadee Spears Road. The 16-year-old lost control of his vehicle while braking. Neither individual was injured as a result of the crash but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. James Lowe of Crawfordville reported a business burglary at Hamaknockers in Medart. Cash and several jars of barbecue sauce were stolen. A forced entry was observed. Damage to the building was estimated at $300 and the lost property was valued at $342. Deputy Will Hudson and Detective Lorne Whaley investigated. FEBRUARY 24 Ethan Fletcher of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief at the Wakulla County Park in Newport. A soft drink vending machine was vandalized and damage was estimated at $600. The suspects attempted to unsuccessfully gain money from the machine through a forced entry. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. George Williams of Crawfordville reported two vehicle burglaries. One unsecured vehicle had papers tossed about the vehicle and the glove box was left open. The unsecured second vehicle burglary resulted in the theft of headphones and a carry bag, valued at $30. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. Miguel Morales of Crawfordville reported three vehicle burglaries. Cigarettes, credit cards, a purse and miscellaneous papers were taken. The total value of all of the stolen items is $300. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. A Crawfordville woman reported harassing telephone calls received by her, her husband and church pastor. Deputy Vicki Mitchell advised that the telephone provider may have the identi cation of the incoming calls which were listed as blocked numbers. FEBRUARY 26 Ronald Price of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone damaged the entrance sign and fence at the Merida Blanca subdivision. Damage to the sign and fence is estimated at $40. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Heide Clifton of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim observed an unauthorized charge of $1,687 on her bank account. A person of interest was identi ed. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Mary Ward of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of $800 worth of jewelry from her home. Two individuals of interest have been identi ed. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Mark Harrelson of Smart Styles in Crawfordville reported the theft of a bank deposit. The victim reported the loss at $170 which was never deposited into the bank. A suspect has been identi ed. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. John Coulliette of Crawfordville reported a theft. A curl bar and weights were stolen from the victims property. The weightlifting equipment is valued at $100. Deputy Scott Powell investigated. Arthur Gene Hollis, 63, of Crawfordville was operating a motor vehicle on the Old Woodville Highway when he was observed by Sgt. Mike Helms, who reportedly had knowledge that Hollis was a habitual traf c offender and was out of jail on bond for the offense of driving while license is suspended. Helms conducted a traf c stop and Hollis was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. FEBRUARY 27 Charles Friz of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. Five unauthorized charges were observed on the victims bank card for a total of $71. Deputy Will Hudson investigated. Jeffrey Paul Deas, 27, of Crawfordville was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while license suspended or revoked with knowledge. Deputy Elisee Colin conducted a traf c stop and determined that t he tag displayed on the vehicle came back to a different vehicle. Deas was also cited for attaching a tag not assigned to the proper vehicle. Kathleen Newton of Sopchoppy reported a fraud. The victim discovered her bank account had an unauthorized withdrawal from Georgia. Two people of interest were identi ed. Deputy Richard Moon investigated. David Yarbrough of Crawfordville reported a theft of his vehicle. A wrist watch was taken from the vehicle. It is valued at $262. The vehicle was left unsecured. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 1,227 calls for service during the past week. Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce recently received 10 donated surplus center vehicle consoles which were no longer needed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The WCSO Maintenance Division is out tting 10 of the road patrol trucks with the new consoles which include a place for the in-vehicle computers, a spot for the light and siren controls and a place for the communications equipment. FWC also donated 20 blue light and siren control modules. In addition, the new consoles have an adjustable computer table and a place for law enforcement of cers to store valuable items inside a locked compartment. WCSO Maintenance staffer Gene Darby estimated that each console that was donated is valued at $500. In addition, a local business, Residential Elevators, donated thousands of dollars worth of wood that is being used to spruce up the offices and other locations at the WCSO Range and Training Center. Inmate labor is also being used to create new desk tops in the jail for the detention staff. Darby estimated the value of the donated wood at $50,000. The tool boxes have been carpeted to provide the best storage area possible for the deputies. The maintenance crew created new storage space in the back seat of the Chevrolet Silverado trucks to provide law enforcement with a work table and storage space behind the passenger seat. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 15ABy JIM SAUNDERSTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Feb. 28 Rejecting arguments that counties have been shortchanged, a state appeals court Thursday sided with the online-travel industry in a major legal battle about payment of hotel bed taxes. The 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 ruling, said companies such as Expedia and Orbitz cannot be forced to pay local tourist-development taxes on part of the money they collect from customers. The majority found that the disputed amounts relate to reservation charges --not to the actual amounts paid to rent hotel rooms --and described the companies as conduits. In this role, the companies collect the monies owed for the room, including taxes and fees, and pass on to the hotels the money for the room rental and the taxes on the price of the room, said the opinion, written by Judge Brad Thomas and joined by Judge Marguerite Davis. The consideration the companies ultimately keep is not for the rental or lease, but for their service in facilitating the reservation. But Judge Philip Padovano dissented, writing that the taxes should be based on the overall amount that customers pay. He wrote that he did not think state law was ambiguous on the issue, a rationale that a Leon County circuit judge cited last year in ruling in favor of the online-travel companies. (It) is not confusing or unclear, Padovano wrote. It imposes a tax on the funds paid by a tourist to rent a room in a hotel. The matter is no more complicated than that. The lawsuit and others like it in Florida and across the country focuses on a major part of the way online-travel companies do business. They serve as sorts of middlemen between travelers and hotels, charging customers for room rentals and fees related to providing the service. If online-travel companies were forced to pay tourist-development taxes on the full amounts they collect from customers, not just on the amounts that go for room rentals, it would cost the industry millions of dollars a year. Thursdays ruling upheld a decision last April by Leon County Circuit Judge James Shelfer in a case that was led in 2009 and has involved 17 counties. State lawmakers in recent years also have grappled with the tax issue but have not agreed on a bill that could help resolve the disputes about the taxes. During oral arguments earlier this month, Thomas alluded to the Legislature considering bills about the issue, an issue he also mentioned in the 13-page majority opinion. As the trial court (Shelfer) here correctly determined, it is for the Legislature, and not the judiciary, to decide whether to apply the tax to the full amount that the companies charge their customers who utilize their website to obtain a hotel reservation, Thomas wrote. But Padovano wrote that, while the issue is emerging in Florida, courts in some other states have ruled against the online-travel industry. There are certainly differences in the wording of the statutes in these cases, but the fundamental principle is the same in all of them, he wrote. The tax at issue is a tax on the total amount of money a tourist pays to stay in a hotel room. The counties that have been involved in the case are Alachua, Charlotte, Escambia, Flagler, Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Nassau, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St. Johns, Seminole, Wakulla and Walton. Another Leon County circuit judge, Terry Lewis, also sided with onlinetravel companies last year in a case spearheaded by Broward County. A notice of appeal was led Feb. 5 in that case, according to a docket on the 1st District Court of Appeal website.Special to The NewsThe U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, of which the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce has several members, was in Crawfordville Wednesday, Feb. 27 seeking Matthew Carl Hilliard, 26, of Crawfordville for several outstanding warrants from Leon County. Hilliard escaped from the Task Force at a Crawfordville home on Cutchin Court, but was captured later in Havana at a home on Paradise Lane. He is being held by law enforcement in Leon County. Hilliard is also a suspect in a Wakulla County battery case in addition to his ve felony warrants in Leon County. The Wakulla County School District took normal security protocol at Riversink Elementary School since the school is a few miles from where the Task Force executed the search warrant. The WCSO sent extra security to the school at the request of the school district. There were no injuries and no threat to the elementary school.Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce Narcotics Unit issued an arrest warrant for Leonard William Mathews, Jr., 46, of St. Marks Feb. 28 after a search warrant was executed at a Mock Street residence involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel. During the execution of the meth lab warrant, a marijuana grow operation was also discovered. The owner/ landlord of the structure, Leonard Mathews Jr., was contacted during the raid. Marijuana was observed in plain view and the owner gave consent to search the residence. During the search a total of three indoor grow sites were located inside the residence. The grow rooms were out tted with grow lamps, fans and associated air duct work. The meth lab search warrant was based on a two month investigation where methamphetamine was being manufactured inside an apartment rented and occupied by Eric Nelson Taylor, 37. During the search detectives located an active meth lab inside the residence as well as remnants of at least four prior cooks. The search revealed several other components and chemicals commonly used in the production of methamphetamine. Taylor was arrested on charges of methamphetamine manufacture, traf- cking methamphetamine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana growing operations were dismantled and seized by the Wakulla Sheriffs Of ce. A total of 86 marijuana plants were seized, valued at $86,000. The plants were all in different stages of maturity. An additional amount of drying marijuana leaves and buds totaled 502.6 grams. Arrest warrants are being issued for Mathews charging him with marijuana cultivation. LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WILL BE TRAINING AT THE WCSO RANGE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 14 AND MARCH 15 UNTIL 10 P.M. RESIDENTS IN THE AREA SHOULD NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT HEARING SHOOTING AFTER DARK THOSE TWO DAYS.Special to The NewsThe month of February drew to a close with 32 traf- c crashes being worked by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce over the 28 day period. The crash statistics were slightly improved when compared to the February 2012 statistics where 34 traf c crashes were investigated. The 2013 running total from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 is 52 traf c crashes. From Jan. 1, 2012 to Feb. 29, 2012 there were 67 traf c crashes investigated by the WCSO. 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Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com GIANT Benets FLORIDA WILD MAMMAL ASSOCIATIONThurs March 7 ~ 8am 3pm (Set Up) Fri March 8 ~ 8am 3pm Sat March 9 ~ 8am 1pmAt Townsends Nads Mini Storage, 59 Shadeville Rd, Crawfordville All Donations Greatly Appreciated Donations can be dropped at Unit 34 at Nads or brought to the Yard SaleFor more information about FWMA visit our website: www.wakullawildlife.org 100% of contributions are retained by FWMA for use in pursuing our mission: Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild mammals and birds. Recent cold weather notwithstanding, spring is almost here. The spring equinox is March 20 and on that date the day and night will be the same length. Lexicographers, the people who study language, have concluded the term spring originated about 2,000 years ago in what is now Germany. It loosely translated to the phrase to jump or to run. It seems the words implication in those simpler times was directed at the ora and fauna. Basically, the plants and animals sprang back to life, either by jumping out of the bud or running. In 21st century Wakulla County, the month of March finds the plants springing back from winters chilly grip, albeit a rather mild one in late 2012 and early 2013. A visit to the forest, eld or yards now yields an assortment of Technicolor blooms in progress. One of the traditional springtime blooming favorites are the dogwoods. This deciduous hardwood is native, but with related species over most of the northern hemisphere. There are actually two varieties of dogwood native to Wakulla County the roughleaf and the owering. Both have large, profuse white blooms and both ower in the spring. In addition to their striking spring appearance, dogwoods have a long and varied history as a resource utilized by the population. Early settlers used dogwood twigs as toothbrushes by chewing them into coarse bristles. The strength and dense qualities of the wood made it an excellent choice for material to construct durable tools. Dogwood was the rst choice for spindles and spool in textile mills because of its robust qualities. Wildflowers are making a strong showing in March. The Roundleaf Bluet or Innocence is peering through dead grass and pine needles. This tiny ower is about the size of a dime and appears in clusters. The only function for this low growing plant seems as a herald of warmer days to come. Yellow Jessamines are displaying clusters of bright yellow blooms from the top of any plant or structure this vine is able to climb. The blooms soon mature and rain down to the forest oor. While attractive and showy, the entire plant contains alkaloid toxins. Honeybees seem particularly vulnerable to this lovely, but fatal attraction. Chickasaw plums are producing copious volumes of delicate white blooms on an otherwise lea ess tree. This native understory tree reaches a maximum height of less than 10 feet, but its spring blooming capacity far outstrips its stature. In addition to the showy nature of this tree, it also produces small fruit, some sweet and some bitter. The plums produced are popular with birds and animals, and people lucky enough to have access to the sweet fruit variety. Its early bloom nature makes it susceptible to late frost and fruit loss. If a late hard freeze occurs, the yellow to red fruit will be lost until the next year. To learn more about Wakulla Countys spring bloom, contact your UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension Of ce at 850-926-3931 or http://wakulla.ifas.ufl. edu.Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931.Its March and the spring bloom is upon us Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSYellow Jessamines in bloom. When mature, the petals rain down on the forest oor. Dogwood seeds. PREVENTION PREVENTION PREVENTION IS THE KEY TO IS THE KEY TO IS THE KEY TO HEALTHY HAPPY FAMILIES HEALTHY HAPPY FAMILIES HEALTHY HAPPY FAMILIES Wakulla Medical Center Welcomes William Doug Necaise, ARNP Doug joined the medical field to make a difference in the lives of others. He is caring and takes the time to listen and understand his patients needs. He and our team are here for you with quality and affordable primary and preventive care for your family. Doug is now accepting new patients. We are here for you. 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Taking Care of Business Taking Care of Business Business News from Business News from Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 LOCAL NEWSThe Wakulla Newswww.thewakullanews.comBy TAMMIE BARFIELDIf you havent gotten your tickets for the Low Country Boil on April 6 you better hurry! This is the Chambers third year for hosting the boil, which is our only fundraising event for the year. Proceeds go to the beauti cation and maintenance of the old Wakulla County Courthouse. Tickets to the Low Country Boil are still available at the Chamber of ce, The Wakulla News, Cook Insurance in Centennial Banks Crawfordville office, and Capital City Bank. The Foundations of Marketing for Successful Advertising workshop held Feb. 20 at the chamber of ce piqued the interest of a lot of chamber businesses and was very well attended, attracting 24 participants. If there is a workshop topic you are interested in please contact the chamber of ce and let us know. We are always looking for ways to increase your business knowledge at no cost to you as well as enhance your chamber member bene ts. The Wakulla County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee will hold public meetings in an effort to provide county residents with information. Meetings will be held in Crawfordville, Panacea, St. Marks, Shell Point, and Sopchoppy. The Wakulla County Chamber has formed an advisory committee to attend the meetings on behalf of our members and will bring back information to our board that is pertinent to Wakulla businesses. Many of our board members go above and beyond the call of duty. Doug Gove is one of those board members who just recently stepped up to assist Tara Keiser with our Membership Committee. Doug will be moving through the community encouraging more businesses to get involved with their local chamber. If you are not currently a member of the chamber, dont be surprised if Doug walks in your door to ask you to join. Membership in the Chamber is important for your business and for the Wakulla County community your business serves. FROM THE PRESIDENTLow Country Boil is approaching By PETRA SHUFFOf the ChamberWe had a crowd of 51 at our monthly luncheon at La Parrillada. People seem to have a dif cult time pronouncing the name of this restaurant, and it is often referred to as the other Mexican restaurant. When Mary introduced Chamber President Tammie Bar eld, who is known for having a sense of humor, Tammie broke the ice by rst welcoming everyone, and then asking everyone to repeat after her: La Parrillada getting chuckles from our guests. This might be one of the only times we will get to see our president at the luncheons as she and Mary Katherine Westmark are embarking on a new endeavor, the opening of their store Bay Leaf Market. We all know how busy one can be getting ready to open a new business. Mary then announced the chambers one and only annual fundraiser, the Low Country Boil on April 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 3Y Ranch in Crawfordville. This event is presented by Capital City Bank, TCC, The Wakulla News, and Waste Pro, and will fund two Green Guide scholarships, and continuing improvements to the historic courthouse. New members for February were announced as Palaver Tree Theater, Simply Done Marketing, Chris and Valerie Russell, and Stow Away Marine & More. Glenn Williams, owner of Simply Done Marketing was present. The company developed services to increase traffic on websites, improve performance, optimize usability, and offers them in affordable packages to t a business of any stature. Melinda Hill was introduced as the new of ce manager of Drs. Carey and Jones, our well-known dental of ce in Crawfordville. Walter Dodson introduced his guest Donnie Gay, marketing president for Centennial Bank in Wakulla, Liberty, Gadsden, Gulf and Calhoun counties. Our new member spotlight was presented by Sally Leonard of the Ochlockonee Bay of ce of Century 21 Florida Coastal Properties Inc./ Silver Coast Realty: Turn to Page 10BLa Parrillada hosts Chamber networking luncheon LYNDA KINSEY/THE WAKULLA NEWSChamber members chat at the networking luncheon at La Parrillada We Provide Award Winning Service Gatortrax Services, LLC General Landscaping Lawn Maintenance Flower Bed Specialist Storm Clean-up Dump Trailer Service Firewood Licensed & Insured (850) 545-6760 www.gatortraxservices.com Professional Property Maintenance TheNews Wakulla Readers Choice2011 TheNews Wakulla Readers Choice2012 Rhonda A. 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Page 2B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Clubs, Groups, Regular Meetings Thursday, March 7 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the 26 Walker Street, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information. COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Poseys Steam Room in Panacea. FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon. WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge. FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. AARP Tax Aide provides free tax preparation for low-and moderateincome individuals, with special attention to those 60 and older. Friday, March 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. Teresas Episcopal Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PICKIN N GRINNIN JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays) WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. QUILTERS GUILD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited. Contact Anne Lopez at 294-0832. Saturday, March 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 email@example.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. FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. AARP Tax Aide provides free tax preparation for low-and moderateincome individuals, with special attention to those 60 and older. Sunday, March 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, March 11 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the 26 Walker Street, Panacea. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN will meet at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information. LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m. YOGA CLASSES with Tamara will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. This is a gentle restorative class focusing on the breath to build exibility, restore balance with a mind/body approach. RESPITE CARE is offered by The Alzheimers Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. Tuesday, March 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 childrens room at the public library at 10:30 a.m. NAMI CONNECTION, a support group for people diagnosed with a mental illness, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. CRAWFORDVILLE LIONS CLUB will meet at 6 p.m. at Myra Jeans Restaurant. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP will be held at 9 a.m. at Myra Jeans Restaurant in Crawfordville. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. NAMI CONNECTION, a support group for people diagnosed with a mental illness,will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Wednesday, March 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 AARP Tax Aide provides free tax preparation for low-and moderateincome individuals, with special attention to those 60 and older. Thursday, March 14 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the 26 Walker Street, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call (850) 544-0719 for more information. COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Poseys Steam Room in Panacea. FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon. WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge. FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. AARP Tax Aide provides free tax preparation for low-and moderateincome individuals, with special attention to those 60 and older. Special Events Saturday, March 9 ANNUAL JESUS RIVER FESTIVAL will be held at Myron B. Hodges City Park in Sopchoppy from noon until dark. The outdoor music event will host a list of talented Christian musicians, speakers, dancers and performers appealing to all ages and a variety of music styles. Those attending the festival will be served complimentary grilled burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Booth spaces for local charities, churches and ministries to inform the public of their services will be available. Special ministries for children will take place throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for the local food bank. Donations are welcomed but not mandatory. For more information visit www.Jesusriverfest.com or www.wakullaone.com. 47TH ANNUAL YOUTH FAIR SWINE SHOW will be held at 9 a.m. at the Livestock Pavilion, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville. There will be entertainment, vendor booths and the rst barbecue cooking contest. People can still register to compete in the cooking contest or to have a booth. Contact PJ Piland at ppiland@ comcast.net or 509-3263 for more information. Saturday, March 16 ANNUAL ST. PATRICKS DAY FESTIVAL AND PARADE will be held at Hudson Park. Parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. and start promptly at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 SOPCHOPPY TOUGH LITTLE MUDDER will be held at 10 a.m. at Sopchoppy City Park. This is a series of obstacles stretched over a 1-mile trail that challenges individuals and promotes teamwork. All proceeds go to the Warriors and Quiet Waters foundation (Southern Chapter) and FSU Autism Institute. It open to ages 5-18 under 10 must be accompanied by teammate who is 16 years or older. The minimum Team Pledge is $100, individual is $40. For information contact Joey at (850) 566-2634 or bone firstname.lastname@example.org. SEVENTH ANNUAL LIFEWALK by the Wakulla Pregancy Center will be held at Wakulla Station Historic Railroad Trailhead Park. Registration begins at: 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. There will be a bake sale and a silent auction. Pastor Bill Jenkins from Sopchoppy Southern Baptist will lead an inspirational prayer. For more information, call (850) 210-1276. Thursday, March 28 RIVERS AND ROADS 4-H CLUB will hold its rst meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. at Riversprings Middle School in Mrs. Broomes room. All interested youth ages 10 are invited to attend. Those who like to kayak, canoe, bike, hike and be outdoors will enjoy this club. For further information, contact Sherri Kraeft, 4-H agent, at sjkraeft@u .edu or 926-3931. Friday, March 29 WAKULLASTORY Heritage Play will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Wakulla County Courthouse. It is presented by the Wakulla County Historical Society and Palaver Tree Theater. The play will be a courtroom drama on the Forbes Purchase. A performance will also be held on Saturday at 2 pm. Saturday, March 30 WAKULLASTORY Heritage Play will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Wakulla County Courthouse. It is presented by the Wakulla County Historical Society and Palaver Tree Theater. The play will be a courtroom drama on the Forbes Purchase. Saturday, April 6 THIRD ANNUAL LOW COUNTRY BOIL will be held at 3Y Ranch. Enjoy great food and live music by Locomotive. To sponsor, purchase tickets, or reserve a table, call the Chamber of ce (850) 926.1848. Individual tickets are on sale for $35, table $350, seats eight. Saturday, April 27 JAM 4 CAMP will be held at Hudson Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be bands, food and family fun. Camp sign-ups and scholarships will be available. Contact 4-H Agent Sherri Kraeft at (850) 926-3931 for more information. Government Meetings Monday, March 11 SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will hold its regular meeting at 5:45 p.m. in the School Board Room, 69 Arran Road. SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. Thursday, March 14 ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall. WAKULLA COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea. Free tax preparation at the Library, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pickin and Grinnin Jam Session from 10 a.m. to noon. Annual Swine Show at the Livestock Pavillion at 9 a.m. Yoga class with Tamara at the senior center at 10:30 a.m.ThursdayFridaySaturdayMonday Week Week in in Wakulla akulla Wakulla akulla Email your community events to email@example.comBy JO ANN PALMERKWCB DirectorOn Saturday, March 2, a dedicated group of U.S. Forest Service personnel, along with friends and board members of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, braved the cold morning and windy conditions to participate in the Great American Cleanup event, KWCB Seas to Trees Pick It Up, Apalachicola National Forest Cleanup. Volunteers were divided into teams, then given safety instructions, provided gloves, pickers and trash bags. The teams were then escorted by volunteer U.S. Forest Service personnel. Three hours later, truck and trailer loads full of debris was returned by the volunteers. Unfortunately, litter can potentially destroy sensitive environmental areas, as well as entire ecosystems. The best we can do as citizens, is continue to educate each other and practice proper disposal of trash. Nancy Paul, President Elect of KWCB, picked up a mile of the dirt portion of FH 13, her bags each contained an average of 35 pounds. of plastic bottles, beer bottles and cans. All these are recyclable materials that, when put back into the system, save our natural resources and especially our environment. Aluminum takes 50 to 60 years to decompose and glass never decomposes. Brent Thurmond brought his truck loaded to capacity with debris from the Sopchoppy area. His load contained televisions and similar items common in illegal dump sites. Construction debris, cans, bottles and tires. Televisions and electronic devices contain hazardous waste and should always be disposed properly. Goodwill in Crawfordville is now taking any electronic equipment, regardless of condition and properly disposing of those items that cannot be reused. Following the cleanup, volunteers were treated to a pizza lunch compliments of KWCB at Hickory Park. We had a visit from Woodsy Owl, the original and of cial environmental icon of the U.S. Forest Service. In the early 70s Woodsy Owls slogan was, Give a hoot; dont pollute. A more modern version of Woodsy is now promoting the same message with an updated slogan, Lend a hand care for the land. This campaign targets our young people with the hope of reaching new generations of citizens to be responsible for the land. The areas reached on Saturday are just a drop in the bucket of the known debris sites within the national forest. At the end of the day, the volunteers collected roughly 4,360 pounds of debris. Remember, recycle, reduce and reuse. For more information on upcoming activities or to report dump sites, go to kwcb.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook at Keep Wakulla County Beautiful. KWCB News... SPECIAL TO THE NEWSKWCB volunteers pose with Woodsy Owl after a morning of picking up trash in the Apalachicola National Forest.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 3B Taking Care of Business Taking Care of Business Business News from Business News from Special to The NewsYou have to think like your customer. That is just one of the tips offered by Christine Urban, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of FAMU, as she presented Foundations of Marketing for Successful Advertising workshop on Feb. 20. The group of 24 listened to tried and true techniques on marketing and promoting your business and participated in group discussions where they shared their own ideas. Ray Cade, owner of Rays Kayaks & Excursions LLC said, Excellent examples of marketing concepts were shared. Its now our task to use those marketing techniques and tools where necessary for our business promotion. Catherine Cameron, LKR Communications & Translation, shared her thoughts on the workshop, Wow! It was packed with lots of good tips and ideas on how to promote your business. The slides and handouts were very helpful. Christine did a great job to bring her point across in addition to her follow up email. These types of workshops are one of the Chambers great resources. The SBDC along with the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and FOCUS Wakulla hosted this informative workshop at the old courtroom of the Chamber of ce. This was the rst of three free workshops that will be offered to businesses in Wakulla County this year.SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Hamaknockers on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Jim Lowe, a longtime member of the Chamber of Commerce, just recently moved his restaurant to a new location, 2837 Coastal Hwy., in Crawfordville. Driving down Coastal Highway, you cannot miss this inviting bright yellow building, ags uttering in the breeze and smoky aroma lling your nostrils. A lively open dining area seats 49, or you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the open patio area. You can still get all of the dishes you probably have tasted and enjoyed before, and you will surely love the addition of the beef brisket. Planning a party? Call Hamaknockers for an old fashioned, wood- red barbecue feast, (850) 926.4737. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays.New members: Palaver Tree eater Co Simply Done Marketing Chris and Valerie Russell Stow Away Marine & More Next Chamber luncheon: Noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, Barwicks Seafood, 1349-B Coastal Hwy, Panacea.Brian English and Bill Versiga are proud to announce the opening of their Crawfordville of ce, at 3119-B Crawfordville Highway, right next door to The Wakulla News. They can be reached at 926-7487. Bill Versiga worked for one year as a parole of cer before entering a successful career in banking that spanned 37 years. He has two daughters, Marni Smith and Hunter Tucker ,and two grandsons, Kanoa and Kane Tucker. Brians hometown is Crawfordville where he resides with his wife Tanya, daughter, Elizabeth Ann and a son, Justin. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Mercer University in Macon and has furthered his nancial education by earning the coveted Chartered Financial Consultant designation. Brian obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Brian is a Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products/ services and advisory services offered through PAS, a registered broker-dealer and investment advisor. Bill is a Registered Representative of PAS. Both are Financial Representatives, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. North Florida Financial Corporation is not an af- liate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. PAS is a member FINRA, SIPC.Ribbon Cuttings:New Wakulla Chamber members Harold and June Lee owners of Skybox Sports Bar & Grill celebrated their grand re-opening on Feb. 3. The Skybox started the new year by going smoke-free, although smoking is still allowed in the Beer Garden. The kitchen is now open at 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with daily lunch specials. The new menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, several different salad selections, homemade soup and chili and our almost world famous American Dip is back. The warm and friendly atmosphere at the Skybox makes it the perfect place to meet friends and family. Reserve the outside Beer Garden for your next meeting or event. The couple has owned and operated Lees Liquor & Fine Wine since 1997. We feel very blessed in many ways and deeply touched by the overwhelming support and patronage of the citizens of Wakulla County, where friends become family!Skybox Sports Bar & Grill Hamaknockers Bar-B-Q North Florida Financial Corp. Owner: Members own the club. Stock is issued annually to each member therefore the longer a person remains a member, the greater their share of ownership. Tell us about your business: We are located on the beautiful Wakulla River in St. Marks. The club was founded in 1961 and has continued to be active ever since with both boaters and non-boaters as members. What services, products do you offer? Monthly socials which are included free of charge as part of membership, a greatly discounted fee for renting the facilities for a private party but rental is available to the general public as well. Members also enjoy the use of the downstairs and pool. We offer dockage for both motor and sail boats. We are located next to a city park with play equipment for children. There are several places to enjoy a good meal or snack in the area. We rent the facility for parties and weddings. What sets your business apart from the competition? We have a beautiful facility located on the Wakulla River in St. Marks. Our main room will accommodate approximately 125 or more reception style and can seat approximately 100 persons for a sit down meal. Our rental rates are very competitive and we allow anyone that rents to bring in their own food/caterer and bar. In addition to our main room, we have a sitting area with replace, a small bar area, a large kitchen with a commercial stove, two refrigerators and tables of various sizes and shapes plus folding chairs. We also have two 12-foot porches with rockers that surround two sides of the clubhouse and are great for relaxing and watching the boats and/or wildlife. The club also has an elevator. 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By BRANDON LARRABEETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, March 1 When Carlos Carbonell, the CEO of the company charged with building the Houses smart-phone app, decided at a press conference to demonstrate the video stream that would soon show live action on the House oor, there ended up being a slight echo in the room. The app was providing streaming video of the press conference. It was a lot like that over the last week: plenty of signs that the annual legislative session was about to get started, but little happening that actually demanded attention. Gov. Rick Scott spent much of the week dashing around the state, whether working at spring training in Lakeland or touting his initiative to get rid of sales taxes on manufacturing equipment. Many lawmakers spent a few last, eeting days in their home districts. And the courts were still in action, much to the chagrin of Scott and supporters of drug-testing welfare applicants. Artifact thieves had a bad week as well, after 13 people were hit with more than 400 combined felony charges. Foreshadowing echoes of what will get started on Tuesday: Scott pitching his ideas to lawmakers, hopes that new laws will pass muster with the courts, and some people undoubtedly left unhappy with whats happened on state property. All of it captured on live, streaming video. COURTS ON DRUGTESTING LAW: NEGATIVE Even as legislators were preparing to get started on the 2013 session, some of their old handiwork looked like it could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down a law requiring drug testing of applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Scott vowed to take the measure to the highest court in the land. The evidence in this record does not suggest that the population of TANF recipients engages in illegal drug use or that they misappropriate government funds for drugs at the expense of their own and their childrens basic subsistence, the court wrote in a 38-page opinion. The state has presented no evidence that simply because an applicant for TANF bene ts is having financial problems, he is also drug addicted or prone to fraudulent and neglectful behavior. Scott, whose administration has undoubtedly gotten used to the mechanics of court appeals over the last two years, promised another. Welfare is 100 percent about helping children, said Scott, who along with the Republican-controlled Legislature, approved the law. Welfare is taxpayer money to help people looking for jobs who have children. Drug use by anyone with children looking for a job is totally destructive. This is fundamentally about protecting the well-being of Florida families. The judges were just the latest in a line to have turned back, at least temporarily, some aspect of policy passed by Scott and the Legislature in the rst half of his term. And critics were once again giddy at having done in court what they couldnt do during the legislative debate. The state of Florida cant treat an entire segment of our community like suspected criminals simply because they are poor and are trying to get temporary assistance from the government to support their families, said Maria Kayanan, an ACLU of Florida attorney and lead counsel in the case. In state court, the online travel industry scored another victory The 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 ruling, said companies such as Expedia and Orbitz cannot be forced to pay local tourist-development taxes on part of the money they collect from customers. The majority found that the disputed amounts relate to reservation charges -not to the actual amounts paid to rent hotel rooms -and described the companies as conduits. SEQUESTER THIS Looming over the entire week was something that wasnt about to happen in Tallahassee, but something that was happening hundreds of miles away, in a city where lawmakers spend even more time arguing than they do at the state Capitol. In Washington, D.C., Republicans and Democrats couldnt gure out what to do about the sequester. The sequester is a series of cuts set to hit domestic and military programs in the haphazard fashion, slicing tens of billions of dollars in federal spending in a more or less across-the-board manner. And Florida stood to get hit hard as the deadline for stopping the sequester came and went with no agreement. No one should get paid for inaction, said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, DFla., announcing his support for legislation cutting congressional pay while federal workers are furloughed. And Congress clearly hasnt done the job to avert the sequester. Scott agreed, but took things a step further. I dont believe Congress or the President should continue to get paid while they havent solved this problem, he said. MULLING OBAMACARE There was no blockbuster decision like Scotts declaration last month that he would support the optional expansion of Medicaid under the federal health-care law Obama signed in 2010, but there were signs that the Legislature was prepared to go along with another of the laws provisions. Faced with the possibility of huge penalties under the Affordable Care Act, a Florida House committee charged with looking at the impact of Obamacare appeared likely to support offering health-insurance coverage to about 8,700 temporary state workers. Members of the committee Thursday unanimously expressed support for the move, which would affect temporary employees in state agencies and the higher education system who work an average of 30 or more hours a week. If Florida doesnt start offering coverage to those workers, it could face nes of about $320 million. Of cials said the coverage would cost an estimated $35.6 million during the upcoming 2013-14 scal year, only a fraction of the potential nes. You either play their (the federal governments) way or you get hit with a significant penalty, committee member John Wood, R-Winter Haven, said. Meanwhile, Attorney General Pam Bondi said she was against Scotts endorsement of Medicaid expansion, becoming the second member of the Cabinet to speak out, after Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. I am opposed to this dramatic expansion of Medicaid, because of the ultimate cost to Floridas taxpayers and because I dont think our state should surrender even more control over health care to the federal government, Bondi said in an email Tuesday. CFO Jeff Atwater also criticized the expansion Friday. GUN FIGHT? Meanwhile, with the nal days ticking off the clock for lawmakers to le their bills, a few proposals that could be highly controversial were added to the fray. Perhaps most prominent was a set of gun proposals, coming from either side of the aisle. Rep. Neil Combee, RPolk City, marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by filing legislation to clarify that those ring warning shots could be protected from harsher penalties that they could otherwise face under criminal gun laws. Co-sponsor Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, the original sponsor in 2005 of the states stand your ground bill, and a member of a task force that examined the law in the wake of Martins shooting, said Combees bill is based upon a task force recommendation to clarify Floridas 10-20-Life law regarding displaying a rearm. Meanwhile, Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, led a measure asking school principals to decide which teachers and staff can carry concealed weapons while at work. Conservatives nationwide and in Florida have called for arming teachers and guards after the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and six adults. But some educators are nervous about proposals to allow firearms into schools. Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, led a bill that would impose a 4 percent fee on dealers sales of guns and ammunition, with the money going to mental health treatment. It wasnt clear whether the bill would get any traction in the GOP-dominated Legislature. STORY OF THE WEEK: A federal appeals court strikes down a law allowing the state to drug-test applicants for public assistance. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: If we can make people drive to Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina to buy reworks that are illegal in the state of Florida, then certainly we can make them drive to get crack pipes and marijuana pipes. Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, on a bill banning drug paraphernalia. Page 4B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com -Janet By DAVID WHITE Sniff, swirl, sip. Whether at home or at a restaurant, analyzing wine is a fairly straightforward process. And when you stick your nose in a glass of wine, youll typically encounter pleasant aromas like fruits, owers, and spices. Sometimes, though, a wine will seem off. One unfortunate truth about wine is that a decent percentage is awed somehow spoiled along the way to your table. Flawed wines should be poured down the drain or returned to your server. Wine should be delicious and life is too short to drink bad wine. Recognizing common wine aws is at least as important as memorizing grape names and tasting descriptors. So heres a quick primer on some common faults. Cork Taint. Wines bottled under natural cork are vulnerable to damage from a fungus that feeds on the cork. This fungus produces a compound called ,4,6-trichloroanisole, or TCA. If the wine is affected by TCA, its corked, and the fruit will be masked by aromas reminiscent of wet cardboard or a damp basement. While TCA wont make you sick, its not a pleasant odor. Fortunately, corked wines are becoming less common. As recently as 2005, according to study by Wine Spectator, about one in 15 bottles was affected by TCA. But technological advances in the cork industry combined with the increasing popularity of screw caps and arti cial corks have dramatically reduced incidence levels. Heat Damage. Wine is perishable. And if its exposed to high temperatures an all-too-common occurrence in the summertime it may be cooked. When you open a bottle of wine, check the cork to see if its streaked or drenched with wine. If it is, the wine might be heat-damaged, as heat causes wine to expand and push against the cork. But youll need to smell the wine to make sure, as it could also mean that the bottle was simply over lled. If the wine has been exposed to high temperatures, it will seem at, with muted aromas and minimal avor. Unfortunately, its extremely dif- cult to determine if a bottle has mild to moderate heat damage. But a completely cooked bottle is hard to miss. Oxidation. When you open a bottle of wine, also check to see if the cork is crumbly. If the wine is relatively young, this could be a sign of improper storage or a faulty cork and the wine could be oxidized. Wine exposed to a significant amount of oxygen loses its freshness, and will give off aromas of caramel, candied almonds, and dried fruits. It may be reminiscent of Sherry and Madeira, as the production of those wines relies on oxygen. The color can also be a giveaway white wine will appear more golden than you expect; red wine may take on a brown tinge. Barnyard Funk. Ever encountered aromas of manure, sweat, wet dog, or Band-Aids in your wine? Those smells typically signal the presence of brettanomyces, a spoilage yeast typically called brett. At low levels, the avors imparted by brett can be enjoyable -in fact, theyre often desirable in wines from the Rhne Valley and Burgundy. But brett yeasts cant be controlled. As wine blogger Joe Roberts once explained, whether or not the wine has pleasant smoked meat characteristics or instead smells like one of my daughters diaper blow-outs is almost entirely dictated by chance. If you think your wine might be awed and youre at a restaurant, give your glass to the server and solicit her opinion. If shes familiar with the wine, shell be able to let you know if something is off. And if shes not familiar with it, shell probably trust your judgment or have someone with more expertise come to the table. If youre at home, just trust your nose. David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com. His columns are housed at Palate Press: The Online Wine Magazine (PalatePress.com). WHITES WINESIdentifying flaws and faults in wine WEEKLY ROUNDUP (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Getting ready for the session, quietly
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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 7B (ABC) School. Florida Business-Community (ABC) Schools shall comply with the constitutional class size requirements. Facilities to house a Florida Business-Community (ABC) School must comply with the State Uniform Building Code for Educational Building Construction adopted pursuant to section 1013.37, Florida Statutes, and must meet state and local health, environmental, and safety laws and codes. ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: This package can be requested by mail at Wakulla County School Board, Post Office Box 100, Crawfordville, Florida 32326 or by calling 850-926-0065. DOCUMENT COST: $1.50 BID BOND: None PRE/BID PROPOSALCONFERENCE: Pre-Proposal Conference Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 10:00 A.M. Wakulla County School Board Administrative Offices Conference Room 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 DUE DATE/TIME: April 10, 2013 @ 2:00 P.M. Eastern The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida must receive bids no later than said date and time. Bids received after such time will be returned unopened. CONTACT: WILLIAM R. BRISTOL 850-926-0065 March 7 & 14, 2013 5568-0307 TWN 03/28 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Affordable Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of the Florida Statutes on March 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. *AUCTION WILLOCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2001 ISUZU RODEO VIN # 4S2DM58W914355985 Located at: CRAWFORDVILLE AUTO & TIRE 2235 CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 (850) 926-4466 Owner: GARYROBERT JEZIORSKI, 41 PAWNEE TRL, CRAWFORDVILLE,FL 32327.Customer: M AND L PLUMBING, 4417 CRAWFORDVILLE, HWY, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327. Lienholder: STRATEGIC 5569-0307 TWN 03/21 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Affordable Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Statutes on March 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. *AUCTION WILLOCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED* 2000 TOYOTAVIN # JTDBT1235Y0096555 Located at: 2235 CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Affordable Title & Lien, Inc, (954) 684-6991 *ALLAUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auctionLIC #AB-0003126 March 7, 2013 FUNDING DBACAPTIAL TITLE, 7821 TALLAHASSEE HWY, ATTAPULGUS. Lien Amount: $2,389.21 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the Clerk of Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559.917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Affordable Title & Lien, Inc, (954) 684-6991 *ALLAUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auctionLIC #AB-0003126 March 7, 2013 5558-0314 TWN Vs. Hicks, Thomas Case #2012-CA-274 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE#2012-CA-274 CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank Plaintiff, v. THOMAS GERALD HICKS, et al, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure as to Count II dated February 6, 2013, entered in Case No. 12-CA274 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK is the Plaintiff, and THOMAS GERLAD HICKS, DR., a/k/a TOMMY HICKS; BRENDA SUE HICKS; CALVARY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 and UNKNOWN TENANTS #2 are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida, at 11:00 oclock a.m. on March 28, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment on Foreclosure to-wit: SEE EXHIBIT A Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days of the sale. DATED this 7th day of February, 2013. BRENT X THURMOND, Clerk of Circuit Court (seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, As Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Commence at a concrete monument being used as the Southeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida and thence run North along the East boundary of said Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter (as monumented) a distance of 992.43 feet, thence run North 89 degrees 47 minutes 18 seconds West 332.00 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) marking the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 87 degrees 43 minutes 56 seconds West 340.42 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261) lying on the West boundary of the East half of said Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter, thence run North 00 degrees 19 minutes 45 seconds East along said West boundary (as monumented) 369.78 feet to a concrete monument lying on the North boundary of said Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter, thence run South 89 degrees 47 minutes 18 seconds East along said North boundary (as monumented) 338.03 feet to a re-rod (marked #4261), thence run South 382.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Begin at the Northeast corner of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 2 West, and run South along the East boundary of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 25, the distance of 118 feet to a point on the North boundary of the Arran to Wakulla Public Road, thence Westerly along the North boundary of said road 30 feet, thence run North parallel with the East boundary of said Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter 120 feet, thence East 10 feet to a point 20 feet from the Southeast corner of property deeded to Joseph D. Olah and Harriet Gwaltney Olah at Official Records Book 45, Page 01, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida, thence run North 610 feet more or less, along the West boundary of an easement reserved in said deed recorded at Official Records Book 45, Page 01, said easement runs parallel to and 20 feet from the east boundary of property described in said deed at Officials Records Book 45, Page 01, thence run West 312.00 feet along the South boundary of property described in deed to Y.J. Love and Lidamay Love, his wife and recorded official Records Book 40, Page 81 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida to the Southwest corner of said property, thence continue West 15 feet thence North 5 feet to the Southeast corner of property deeded to Leonard P. Hicks and Jewell L. Hicks, his wife in Official Records Book 42, Page 826 of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida, thence run North 377 feet more or less along the East boundary of property described in said deed to the South boundary of subject property described in this deed, thence run East 15 feet along the South boundary of subject property to the West boundary of property described in deed to Y.J. Love and Lidamay Love, his wife and recorded in Official Records Book 40, page 81 of the Public Records of Wakulla 5560-0314 TWN vs. Sardinas, Otoniel M. Case No. 65-2010-CA-000191 Notice of Foreclosure PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVILACTION, CASE NO.: 65-2010-CA-000191 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC Plaintiff, vs. OTONIELM. SARDINAS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 18, 2013 and entered in Case No. 65-2010-CA-000191 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and OTONIELM. SARDINAS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OTONIELM. SARDINAS N/K/AMIREDITH SARDINAS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTFOYER OF THE WAKULLACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 28th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 31, BLOCK 50, WAKULLAGARDENS, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A95 EJ STRINGER ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on February 18, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Becky Whaley, Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10027834 CHASEDIRECT-FHA-Team 3 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call Clerk of Circuit Court at (850) 926-0905. March 7 & 14, 2013 F10027834 5561-0314 TWN Vs. Hill, Adrienne Case No. 65-2009-CA000118 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 65-2009-CA-000118 U.S. BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ADRIENNE N. HILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADRIENNE N. HILL; JOHN DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FLORIDAHOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Febru5562-0314 TWN Vs. Loomis, Robert Case No. 65-2011-CA000214 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 65-2011-CA-000214 U.S. BANK NATIONALASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. ROBERTW. LOOMIS; JULIE A. LOOMIS; UNKNOWN TENANT1; UNKNOWN TENANT2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FLORIDAHOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 19, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in WAKULLACounty, Florida, described as: LOTS 193 AND 194, BLOCK 37 (A/K/AALLOF BLOCK 37) OF TOWN OF SOPCHOPPY EAST ADDITIONS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 37 DUSTYLN., SOPCHOPPY, FL32358 at public sale on March 28, 2013, at eleven o`clock a.m., in the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse located at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32327, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 19th day of February, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL33716 (727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT LETHAWELLS, (850) 926-0905 EXT 222, WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS TEMPORARYINJUNCTION. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALLTDD 1-800-955-8771. March 7 & 14, 2013 665112331 5563-0314 TWN Vs. Dozier, William Case No. 2011-000305-CANotice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.:2011-000305-CA SUNTRUSTMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM C. DOZIER; DIANE DOZIER; UNKNOWN TENANT1; UNKNOWN TENANT2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; SONGBIRD SUBDIVISION PROPERTYOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 19, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in WAKULLACounty, Florida, described as: LOT 12, BLOCK G, SONGBIRD SUBDIVISION, PHASE II, ASUBDIVISION AS PER MAPOR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 113, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 43 NUTHATCH TRAIL, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 at public sale on March 28, 2013, at eleven o`clock a.m., in the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse located at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32327, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 19thday of February, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL33716 (727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT LETHAWELLS, (850) 926-0905 EXT 222, WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS TEMPORARYINJUNCTION. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALLTDD 1-800-955-8771. March 7 & 14, 2013 617111461 5564-0314 TWN vs. Hoffman, Kimberly Case No. 2012-CA-000275 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 2010-CA-000275 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY J. HOFFMAN; MICHAEL T. HOFFMAN, II; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KIMBERLY J. HOFFMAN 100 MELODY LANE CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 MICHAEL T. HOFFMAN, II 100 MELODY LANE CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 UNKNOWN TENANT I 100 MELODY LANE CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 UNKNOWN TENANT II 100 MELODY LANE 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 Defendant(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 5, Block N, MAGNOLIA GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION, as per Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 37, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. 5567-0314 TWN vs. Wagner, Seth No. 65-2010-CA-000180 Notice of Foreclosure PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVILACTION, CASE NO.: 65-2010-CA-000180 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. SETH WAGNER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 20, 2013 and entered in Case No. 65-2010-CA-000180 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NAis the Plaintiff and SETH WAGNER; KATHYWAGNER; DEER TRAIL ACRES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTFOYER OF THE WAKULLA COUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of June, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5 OF DEER TRAILACRES PHASE II, AS PER MAPOR PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 117, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A281 ACORN TRAIL, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on February 20, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Becky Whaley, Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10029832 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC-Team 1 -F10029832 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations should call Clerk of Circuit Court at (850) 926-0905. March 7 & 14, 2013 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, Florida 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 19th day of February, 2013. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, Florida 32328, telephone (904) 926-0905, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk DefaultLink, Inc. Attn: Publication Department 330 North Andrews Ave., #102 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 Fax: (954) 974-7487 Email: email@example.com March 7 & 14, 2014 B&H #287852 ary 19, 2013, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in WAKULLACounty, Florida, described as: LOT 22 AND THE WESTERLYHALF OF LOT 23, BLOCK WAKULLAGARDENS, UNIT V, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 56 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 67 SUMMER BROOKE LANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 at public sale on March 28th, 2013, at eleven o`clock a.m., in the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse located at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32327, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Crawfordville, Florida, this 19th day of February, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Tamika Peterson, Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL33716 (727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT LETHAWELLS, (850) 926-0905 EXT 222, WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS TEMPORARYINJUNCTION. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALLTDD 1-800-955-8771. March 7 & 14, 2013 665102578 RENTALS NEEDED!!Talk to us today about managing your property! 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Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com County, Florida, thence run South 357 feet more or less to a point 15 feet from the South boundary of said property described in Official Records Book 40, Page 81, thence run East 332 feet more or less to the East boundary of said Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 25 (as monumented), thence run South 630.00 feet more or less along East boundary of said Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter to the Southeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida and the POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with that certain mobile Home a 1987 Destiny Omni ID # OM10461 and Title #44597497. March 7 & 14, 2013 5550-0307 TWN Vs. Scott, Amber Case No: 12-CA-000343 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 12-CA-000343 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. AMBER V. SCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMBER V. SCOTT; THOMAS M. DUDLEY, JR., CATHERINE SHERRILLBLANKENSHIP; UNKNOWN TEANANTI; UNKNOWN TENANTII, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THOMAS M. DUDLEY, JR. 137 SHAR MELRE LANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 OR: 141 OLD SHELLPOINTROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 OR: 2310 CHERRYRIDGE LANE, BRANDON, FL33511 LASTKNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENTRESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-name Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last know addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: Lot 38, Block O, MAGNOLIAGARDENS, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 37 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 Latasha Moore-Robinson, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 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 12th day of February, 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, ADACoordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT (COURTSEAL) By: /s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk February 28 and March 7, 2013 B&H #293738 5551-0307 TWN Vs. Cesar, Markly 65-2009-CA-000427CANotice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2009-CA-000427CA HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MARKLYCESAR AND HAYDEE CESAR, et. al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 24, 2012, and entered in 65-2009-CA-000427CAof the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC. is the Plaintiff and HAYDEE CESAR; MARKLYJ. CESAR; THE FARM HOMEOWNERSASSOCIATION, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Brent Thurmond as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front lobby, Wakulla County Courthouse, Crawfordville, FL32327, at 11:00 AM on March 21, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 30, BLOCK F OF THE FARM PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 93-98, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA 5552-0307 TWN Vs. West, Clinton Case No: 652012CA000349CAXXXX Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 652012CA000349CAXXXX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONALASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CLINTON R. WEST; MICHELLE R. WEST; UNKNOWN TENANTI; UNKNOWN TENANTII; CAMELOTTOWNHOME OWNERSASSOCIATION, INC., and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION 5557-0314 TWN Vs. Hicks, Thomas Case #2012-CA-274 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE #2012-CA-274 CENTENNIAL BANK, as successor in interest to Wakulla Bank Plaintiff, v. THOMAS GERLAD HICKS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure as to Count IV dated February 6, 2013, entered in Case No. 12-CA-274 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein CENTENNIAL BANK is the Plaintiff, and THOMAS GERLAD HICKS, SR., a/k/a TOMMY HICKS; BRENDA SUE HICKS; CALVARY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 and UNKNOWN TENANTS #2 are the Defendants, the undersigned will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida, 32327 at 11:00 oclock a.m. on March 28, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure to-wit: LOT 6, WHIDDON LAKE ROAD ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 99 AND 100 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days of the sale. DATED this 7th day of February, 2013 BRENT X. THURMOND, Clerk of Court (seal) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk March 7 & 14, 2013 TO: UNKNOWN TENANT I 11 D GUINEVERE LANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 UNKNOWN TENANT II 11 D GUINEVERE LANE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL32327 LASTKNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENTRESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 37, OF CAMELOT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 122, 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 Latasha Moore-Robinson, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 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 13th day of February, 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, ADACoordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT (COURTSEAL) By:/s/ Desiree D. Willis, Deputy Clerk February 28 and March 7, 2013 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the prop erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of February, 2013. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Cour t (seal) By: /s/ Desiree D Willis, as Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order t o participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision o f certain assistance. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Page 9B 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Cape Verde islands? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: How many presidents have won Nobel Peace Prize? 3. ANATOMY: Where is the sacrum in the human body? 4. LANGUAGE: What is meant by the term fifth column? 5. HISTORY: In what year did the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge into the AFL-CIO? 6. MILITARY: What is the moral code of the Japanese samurai? 7. GAMES: What kind of game is Millipede? 8. FOOD & DRINK: What is arrowroot powder used for? 9. MUSIC: What were the first names of the Allman Brothers? 10. THEATER: Who wrote the play The Iceman Cometh? 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Collinwood 1. Off the coast of West Africa 2. Four Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama 3. At the base of the spine 4. Enemy sympathizers who might give aid to an invader 5. 1955 6. Bushido 7. Arcade game 8. A thickening agent 9. Duane and Gregg 10. Eugene ONeill Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints
Page 10B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comSpecial to The NewsOn Thursday, Feb. 21, attorney Deirdre Farrington of Farrington Law Of ce hosted the Chambers monthly business mixer. About 30 chamber members enjoyed a Mardi Gras-style celebration at Farrington Law Of ce, located at 3038-A Crawfordville Highway. Farrington showed off her love of cooking by preparing a number of traditional Mardi Gras dishes such as muffuletta sandwiches, jambalaya, pecan-date loaf and other sweets. There was even a King Cake, but no one admitted to nding the baby, so no one knows who will have good luck in the coming year! Farrington Law Office has served Wakulla County in family law, bankruptcy and other legal issues since 2005, but the mixer showcased the of ces new location just north of the Wakulla County Courthouse. From Page 1B Ted and Thelma Gaupin founded Florida Coastal Properties in 1973 in a singlewide mobile home at Shell Point. In 1999, the Gaupins purchased Silver Coast Realty after the death of Wayne Clark. In 2000, Florida Coastal Properties Inc./ Silver Coast Realty became af liated with Century 21. Today, there are three of ces, located in Shell Point, Crawfordville and Ochlockonee Bay, with 11 active agents. Ted was the President of the Southern Technology and Development Corporation and developed Innovation Park in Tallahassee from one to 50 tenants. The Florida Advantage Corporation was formed to assist Wakulla County in locating jobs for local residents. The rst venture was to convince a property owner to donate 400 acres to the State of Florida for job development. The Wakulla Correctional Institution is located on this property today with 502 employees. Opportunity Park, another land parcel, was developed through Teds efforts. The CSG Company moved to Wakulla County from Omaha, Neb., and currently occupies approximately 78,000 square feet in the Park and employs 150. Ted and Thelma are active in community organizations such as the Economic Development Council of Wakulla County, and the Wakulla County Industrial Development Authority, the Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta (held at Shell Point yearly and bene ts the American Cancer Society) and were involved in the founding of the Wakulla County Welcome Center in Panacea. Thelma was past President of the Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in the Chambers networking event Meet the Businesses of Wakulla which had tremendous participation. Sally also introduced her of ce manager Carol Odell, Crawfordville of ce manager Susan Schatzman and Shell Point of- ce manager Linda Nicholson. Ron Piasecki, president of Friends of Wakulla Springs Park, shared the complete renovation of the river boat Wood Duck, now also decked out with solar panels. The $80K renovation was paid for through fundraising and donations from the collection boxes installed on all the boats. Ron also shared the upcoming Wildlife Festival, a celebration of outdoor activities and area heritage, held at the park April 20, and Run for Wakulla Springs 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on May 18. To sponsor, or to participate in events, please contact Friends of Wakulla Springs Park. Ellyn Scanlan, representative of BBBS was excited to share Big Brothers Big Sisters is starting a mentoring program with 21st Century Community Learning Center in Wakulla. Volunteers will meet with their child at the Learning Center for an hour once a week. High school students and adults are welcome to become volunteers. If you are interested in learning more contact Ellyn at ellyn.scanlan@ bbbsbigbend.org. Loving American host families are needed for high school exchange students from Germany, Taiwan and Brazil. All students speak English and are fully insured. They can share a bedroom and bathroom with a child of the same sex and will attend a local American high school for the academic year. Referral fees are $50 to $100. Please Ellyn know if you know anyone who would be a good t for the program. Tax incentives included. More information at www.iseusa.com or call (850) 322-1170 Bruce Ashley announced the May 18 Kids Fishing Tournament and May 30 Project Graduation hosted by the sheriffs department. Sponsor requests will be sent shortly via chamber announcements. Ralph Thomas announced the free to the public viewing of the film documentary Not Yet Begun to Fight at the Moon, as a kick-off for fundraising events to sponsor a weeklong getaway to Wakulla for several wounded soldiers. Closing the luncheon, our cash drawing of $51 was won by Linda Nicholson. Our March member spotlight will be presented by Simply Done Marketing. We want to thank the following for contributing to the prize drawing: Cook Insurance bird feeder, Lionel Dazevedo framed art, Susan Schatzman pepper jelly, The Wakulla News gift certi cate, Petra Shuff scarf, CHP gift basket, Ed Gardner O.D. pen set, Ouzts Too three free dinners, Drs. Carey & Jones care bag, Catherine Cameron Jafra Cosmetic gift bag.La Parrillada hosts Chamber networking luncheon PHOTO BY LYNDA KINSEY/THE WAKULLA NEWS PHOTO BY LYNDA KINSEY/THE WAKULLA NEWSDeirdre Farrington, center, mingles with Chamber guests. Chamber members chat at the Mardi Gras-themed gathering.After hours networking at the Farrington Law O ce 850-984-5501 Over 3000 rods & reels in stock1321 Coastal Hwy. Panacea, Florida 1 C l H P F l Customer Appreciation Days Customer Appreciation Days March 8th & 9th8 AM 5 PM Each Day FREE Prizes Given Away Every 30 Minutes FREE Prizes Given Away Every 30 Minutes FREE PEPSI and Hot Dogs FREE PEPSI and Hot DogsFriday & Saturday WARRIORS AND QUITE WATERS FOUNDATION, INC will be here accepting donations to raise funds to help four Wounded Warriors make the trip from a depressing hospital setting to our neck of the woods for a great weekend on our waters. Find out more online at http://shingwithwarriors.org or come by Crums Mini Mall for more information.Penn Reels Representatives on Location!Penns trailer will be on site with their KNOT STRENGTH TESTER. Come by and see if your knot will hold.RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE for PENN INTERNATIONAL reel$600 ValueTickets are Only $2 each There will be representatives from Penn, Berkley, Spiderwire and more. s CA TCH MORE FISH