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Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 19th Issue Thursday, May 9, 2013 Three Sections Three 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 12A Water Ways....... ...............................................................Page 13A Sheriffs Report................................................................Page 14A Blue Crab Festival .............................................................Page 15A Natural Wakulla ............................................................Page 16A Green Scene ....................................................................Page 1B Week in Wakulla................................................................Page 2B Weekly Roundup................................................................Page 3B Thinking Outside the Book.................................................Page 4B Summer Camp ............................................................Pages 5-8B Classi eds ........................................................................Page 9B Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 9B Comics ...........................................................................Page 11B Travel...............................................................................Page 12B Delinquent Taxes ......................................................Pages 1-18CINDEX OBITUARIES Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson Tytione Renee Jackson Lois Talbert L.T. King Samuel Albert King Laverne C. Mills Morgan Faith StringerRestoration for Shell PointBoard votes 3-2 to go forward with YMCA By AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.net On Thursday, May 2, Governor Rick Scott had good news for state communities that are still recovering from the BP oil spill of 2010 as he announced the proposal of 12 Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) projects totaling $58 million. Wakulla County will bene t by way of a Shell Point beach nourishment project costing $880,000. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems has long recognized the declining health of the one mile shoreline at Shell Point and has designated it as critically eroding, which means that natural processes or human activity have caused or contributed to the erosion and recession of the beach to such a degree that development, recreational interests, wildlife habitat, or important cultural resources are threatened or lost. The Shell Point beach renourishment project would include the provision of approximately 15,000 cubic yards of dredged sand from an upland borrow area on the one mile beach in hopes of increasing recreational opportunities. We feel very proud to get this project, said Wakulla County Administrator Dave Edwards. Its going to help a lot of people and it will add a huge economic boost. Its not quite as much as we were hoping for, but were very happy to have it. Other proposed projects include: Florida Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Hatchery/Enhancement Center, Escambia County. Approximately $20 million. Florida Arti cial Reef Creation and Restoration, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties. Approximately $11.4 million. Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline, Escambia County. Approximately $11 million. Florida Oyster Reef Restoration Escambia, Santa Rosa, Bay and Franklin counties. Approximately $5.4 million. Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties. Approximately $3 million. Florida Bay Seagrass Recovery Project, Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. Approximately $2.7 million. Turn to Page 3ADelinquent Tax list inside this edition SUE DAMON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSShell Point Beach has been challenged by erosion over the years, including this cedar tree that efforts have been made to save.$880,000 beach renourishment project is on the state list, to be paid for with BP moneyBy AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.net County commissioners voted to approve the terms between Wakulla County and the YMCA relating to operation of the community center and a budget amendment reallocating $250,000 in funds during their meeting on Monday, May 6. However, the decision was not made lightly as several factors came up for debate. A concern was raised by commissioners Jerry Moore and Ralph Thomas about the amount of money that the county is putting into the community center project. My understanding was that we were going to do this with grant money, said Moore. I went along with that but now Im sorry I did. Anytime you put money into this program, I am going to object to it. I agree, said Thomas. I misunderstood. I wanted to use the $400,000 grant that we received to nish the building and continue to go after other grants for this project. County Administrator Dave Edwards attempted to clarify that the extra money would be coming from a budgeted amount already residing in the public buildings one-cent sales tax public facility infrastructure fund. Turn to Page 3A National Day of Prayer Community Center issue remains contentiousBy AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.netOn Thursday, May 2, about 20 people gathered at Sopchoppy City Hall to participate in National Day of Prayer. A full lineup of community preachers were there as well, each designated 10 minutes and a subject for which to offer thoughts and prayers. Preachers and subjects were: Pastor Bill Jenkins of Sopchoppy Southern Baptist devotional. Pastor Gordon Beal of Mount Elon Baptist Local and national government leaders. Pastor Ethel Skipper of Skipper Temple Sectors of society. Pastor Bruce Taylor of Mount Besor Primitive Baptist Youth and families. Pastor Robert Jetton of Sopchoppy Congregational Holiness Church and revival. Pastor Kevin Hall of Sopchoppy and Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Call to action and benediction. Turn to Page 3 Pastor Gordon Beal of Mount Elon Baptist Church prayed for local and national government leadersPHOTOS BY AMANDA MAYOR Pastor Ethel Skipper. Section CPlease see page 12B
Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comSpecial to The NewsJoin the festivities at the St. Marks City Park and Boat Launch on the St. Marks River at 10:30 a.m. on May 13 to learn about this regions newest recreational attraction 10 paddling trails through Floridas last great bay, and its inlets, rivers, and springs. Apalachee Bay is one of the healthiest and most productive in the United States, providing a host of ecosystem services to an area that lacks industrial and commercial development. Most of the bays coastline is protected as part of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. The Bay is bounded by the Ochlockonee River in the west and the Econ na River in the east. Named for the Apalachee Indian nation, Apalachee Bay is in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, occupying an indentation of the Florida coast known as the Big Bend region. Most trails are located in Wakulla County, between the Waterfront Florida Communities of Panacea in the west and St. Marks in the east, and can be completed in two to three hours. Designed for enthusiasts of all levels, these trails invite one to enjoy shing, wildlife viewing, and photography, or simply to relax in the tranquility of an inlet as the clouds roll by. Upwelling rst magnitude springs will certainly catch your eye, as will manatees, dolphins, alligators, and ocks of white pelicans, great white and snowy egrets, bald eagles, osprey, and a checklist of other species. Funding for this project was provided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program/NOAA, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council. Trail development was assisted by Diane Delaney and Don Lesh of Applied Sustainability Enterprises, with guidance from Doug Alderson, Of ce of Greenways and Trails; Robert Baker of T-n-T Hideaway; Madeleine Carr, historian; Bill Lowrie of Big Bend Maritime Center and Scenic Byway; Mike McNamara of St. Marks Out tters; Mark Mitchell of Panacea Waterfronts; Pam Portwood of Wakulla County Tourist Development Council; and Liz Sparks of FWC Apalachicola River Paddling Trail System. The days ceremony will feature presentations on the trails and the materials developed to showcase them by Wakulla County Commissioner Ralph Thomas, Pam Portwood, Director of the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, and David Moody, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Ranger and Chair of the Wakulla County TDC, among others. Following the presentations at 11 a.m., attendees can take a guided field trip to experience the Port Leon Loop Paddling Trail by boat and kayak or take a guided VIP Walking Tour of San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. The event will conclude at 12:30 p.m. with a picnic lunch for trip participants sponsored jointly by the St. Marks and Panacea Waterfront Florida Partnership Communities. For details and to con- rm participation in one of the eld trips, contact Diane Delaney by May 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (850) 320-1822. Ribbon cutting planned for paddling trail FILE PHOTOA view of Wakulla Beach on Apalachee Bay.Read United visits Wakulla first graders with booksWILLIAM SNOWDENUnited Way Campaign Associate Megan Picht reads to rst graders at Crawfordville Elementary on Monday. Other volunteers for Read United at Crawfordville Elementary on Monday were William Snowden of The Wakulla News, Brett Waters and William Bassett of Tribridge IT Solutions, and Courtney Peacock of Capital City Bank.Staff ReportFirst graders at the four Wakulla public elementary schools were visited by volunteers for the United Way on Monday, May 6, distributing books and reading stories as part of the Read United drive. Read United was developed to encourage a love of reading in students and provide a resource to get them started on this journey. Read United provided a free book to every rst grade public school student in the Big Bend Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties. Books help children develop vital language skills. Reading can open up new worlds and enrich childrens lives. Reading can enhance childrens social skills. TM TM TM
From Page 1AThe proposed budget amendment would take money from a $277,000 capital outlay fund that was originally set aside to put towards an animal control center in the next scal year. The amendment proposes that $250,000 of that money be spent this year on the community center in order to get it up and running. The discussion then turned to the subject of competition with local business. I de nitely have a problem with anything the YMCA is going to do to compete with local business, said Thomas. I believe the two can co-exist, said Commissioner Richard Harden, who seemed to fully support how youth-oriented the YMCA would be. Chairman Randy Merritt went on to support the YMCA as well. I think its going to make Wakulla a more attractive place to live, he said. I know its not a game changer, but I believe it will bring in more taxpayers. I agree, but lets x the problems we have before we start throwing money into this, said Thomas. Commissioner Howard Kessler expressed disappointment at not having a contract ready for review. Im disappointed in whats come forward, he said. I expected a contract, but what we received was bullet points. Edwards explained that the bullet points were necessary in conceptualizing the body of the contract. There was no sense in spending $10,000 on a contract only to come back and have the same problems, he explained. What we want to do is get the terms straightened out so that we can draft the contract. Dr. Jim Hilyer of the appointed Community Center Advisory Board, expressed frustration at the idea of not moving forward with the YMCA. You all appointed this board and we have met seven times, each time with a majority present, he began. In all of our meetings we have always been completely supportive of the YMCA. Hilyer went on to say that the board never received the opportunity to discuss either the proposed bullet points or the proposal of an opening date slated for April 1, 2014. Ray Purvis, the YMCA representative who has been working with the county on the project shed some light on the situation. In regards to the April starting date, he explained that it is only necessary due to the fact that the Sheriffs of ce will reside in the community center building until January 1. He also went on to address the budget amendment as well as the issue of local business competition. That $250,000 is not a YMCA number, he said. As far as the communitys concerns about local businesses, Id just like to say that YMCAs are in thousands of communities. We have been responsible participants in community efforts for over 160 years around the world. Its not ever our intention to drive anybody out of business. As discussions came to a close, Kessler expressed the need to let the advisory board weigh-in and provide their expertise on the matter while Harden urged his colleagues not to let the project lose momentum for the sake of the youth of Wakulla. The motion, as suggested by County Attorney Heather Encinosa, was made to approve the proposed terms in substantial form while authorizing staff to begin drafting a contract as well as coordinating with the community center advisory board on the substantive terms of the contract. The motion also included the approval of the budget amendment reallocating funds from the one percent sales tax public facility infrastructure fund to the community center. The motion was passed 3-2 with commissioners Harden, Kessler and Merritt voting for it, while commissioners Moore and Thomas voted against. Page 3A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com 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. Subscribe to your local newspaper! Just $32 per year in Wakulla County $44 per year in Florida $47 per year out of state Please Go To www.thewakullanews.com and click on subscribeorCall877-401-6408Special to The News The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners wants to remind citizens that Solid Waste and Fire Hardship Applications are due by June 1. The Hardship Assistance Program was created to assist residential property owners who meet the eligibility criteria, with the nancial burden imposed by the Solid Waste and Fire Services Assessment. To qualify for assistance, the applicant must apply annually. In addition, the applicant must be the property owner and the property must be homestead exempt. The following income must be demonstrated of all occupants 18 years of age and older: Extremely Low (30 percent) Income Limits: 1 person $13,850, 2 people $15,800 3 people $17,800 4 people $19,750 5 people $21,350 6 people $22,950 7 people $24,500 8 people $26,100 To learn more about the eligibility criteria for the Hardship Assistance Application and to obtain the Hardship Application, please visit the county website (www.mywakulla.com) or contact Patty Taylor at (850) 926-0919 ext. 701. From Page 1A Big Lagoon State Park Boat Ramp Improvement, Escambia County. Approximately $1.5 million. Bob Sikes Pier Restoration, Escambia County. Approximately $1 million. Florida Cat Point Living Shoreline Project, Franklin County. Approximately $800,000. Perdido Key Boardwalk Improvements, Escambia County. Approximately $600,000. Perdido Key Dune Restoration, Escambia County. Approximately $600,000. Each project will only be nalized after rst submitting to public hearing and comment. If successful they will be added to the seven projects that Florida has been working on which include several boat ramps, a dune restoration project and projects designed to protect and restore shorebird and sea turtle nesting habitats. The 12 projects would make up Phase III of early restoration. Early restoration projects are designed to accelerate efforts to restore natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico that were injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon accident and are made possible under the early restoration framework agreement between BP and trustees. It allows the expediting of projects that would normally only get funded after the NRDA is complete and a nal settlement has been reached or a final court judgment has been entered. The rst two phases of state restoration projects have totaled over $11 million, which means that Florida will potentially allocate nearly $69 million, if not more, of the available $100 million designated to the early restoration process by the framework agreement. Were committed to restoring the environment and economy that families have relied upon in the Gulf for generations, Scott said. These $58 million in Florida projects represent a critical step forward in recovering from the natural resource and recreational losses that resulted from the BP oil spill. We will continue to work with our state, federal and local partners toward solutions that ensure impacted areas are revitalized for families.Restoration for Shell Point National Day of PrayerHardship application deadline is June 1Board votes 3-2 to go forward with YMCA From Page 1A The event began with worship music played by Fred McClendon and ended with closing remarks by Pastor John Dunning, both of Spirit Life Church. The main question that seemed to be at the forefront of most preachers minds was that of, Yes, today is National Day of Prayer, but why not every day? Those in attendance were emphatically encouraged to continue praying for the nation and the world every day as both are in need of guidance and healing. National Day of Prayer was designated by the United States Congress to take place each year on the rst Thursday of the month of May. The modern law that formalized its annual observance was enacted in 1952. Besides the Sopchoppy event, Pioneer Baptist also held an observance that evening of the National Day of Prayer. AMANDA MAYORPastor Robert Jetton. OFFICIAL SPECIAL REFERENDUM ELECTION BALLOT WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA MAY 14, 2013 TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE. Use only a #2 pencil, the marker provided, or a blue or black pen. If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may not count. WAKULLA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL REFERENDUM YES FOR APPROVAL NO FOR REJECTION WAKULLA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AD VALOREM MILLAGE FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONAL PURPOSESShall Wakulla County School District levy an ad valorem millage of one half mill begining July 1, 2013, and ending no more than four (4) fiscal years later on June 30, 2017, for school operational purposes. SAMPLE SAMPLE SAMPLE SAMPLE IMPORTANT DATES REGISTRATION DEADLINE: BOOK CLOSING: APRIL 15, 2013 5PM LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING OF VOTING EQUIPMENT: MAY 8, 2013 9AM EARLY VOTING: (ONE DAY ONLY) SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013 9:00AM UNTIL 5:00PM LOCATION SOE OFFICE AT 3115-B CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 SPECIAL ELECTION DATE: MAY 14, 2013 AT ALL POLL LOCATIONS 7AM 7PM FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 850-926-7575 OR VISIT www.wakullaelection.com Sealed bids for ITB 2013-17, WAKULLA COUNTY ROAD PREP MATERIAL will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2013. MAY 2, 9, 2013All Wakulla County Board of County Commissioner Ofces will be closing early on Friday, May 10, 2013. The BOCC Ofces will be closed at 4:00p.m. 5:00p.m. in honor of Public Service Recognition Week.MAY 9, 2013 NOTICE OF WAKULLA COUNTY BOCC OFFICE CLOSURE City of Sopchoppy The City of Sopchoppy will be holding an election, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 for three seats on the Sopchoppy City Council. Location and time: City Hall Meeting Room, 105 Municipal Avenue. Polls open 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. The Poll will be staffed by Clerks chosen by Henry Wells, Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections.MAY 9, 2013ELECTION NOTICE City of Sopchoppy NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThe City of Sopchoppy will be holding a regular meeting, Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 105 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy. Purpose of the Meeting: To Conduct General Business of the City of Sopchoppy.Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person or any non-English speaking person needing special assistance should contact the City of Sopchoppy Clerks Ofce at (850)962-4611.MAY 9, 2013
Letters to the Editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. You can email it to editor@ thewakullanews.net, mail it to P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville FL 32326 or drop it off at The News of ce, 3119-A Crawfordville Highway. Letters are published as space becomes available and must include the authors rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri cation purposes. Only the name and town will be published. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity. Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 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 Reporter: Amanda Mayor ........................................firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................email@example.com Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................firstname.lastname@example.org Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ............email@example.com NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online: Sheriffs Report for May 2, 2013 Sheriffs Report for April 25, 2013 Smith Memorial Regatta Blue Crab Festival is Saturday Shell Point beach restoration included in projects Unusual hummingbird? Will next generation have faith? Baseball: War Eagles fall, 13-10, to Suwanneethewakullanews.com Follow us on Superintendent supports referendum for schoolsREADERS WRITE:More information on sassafras trees Fish fry to bene t senior food program anks for support of NAMI Derby Questions about school referendumBy ROBERT PEARCE Wakulla County residents are known for carefully considering all ballot initiatives. Many of us believed the Great Recession would be over by now. As the Legislature continues to politic with education dollars, the local ad valorem millage for school operational purposes is as vital as ever and a wise investment for taxpayers. Within the last few months, Gulf County and just last week, Hamilton County, voters approved additional millage for public schools. Walton and Taylor County have also approved additional ad valorem millage. We are not alone in our effort. The Wakulla County School Board wisely voted to put the future of our schools in your hands. Educating our students is an investment in our future. Our schools cant take any more budget cuts, and our children and teachers shouldnt have to. Wakulla County student enrollment has been declining since 2009. Plus, we have had ve consecutive years of state budgets cuts in education. Those facts coupled with the sunset of the compressed critical operating millage have decreased revenues. Despite painfully deep cuts at the local, state and federal levels, the Wakulla County School District: Has consistently earned a district grade of A since 2006; Is consistently ranked in the top scores in the state in math and reading; Is in the top three school districts in the State of Florida for delivering our taxpayers with the best Return on Investment; Has added programs that prepare our students for college and careers. According to the property appraisers of- ce, the median home market value in Wakulla County is $105,000, which means the half mill amounts to less than $2 a month more as compared to last year. The Wakulla County School District has proven to be a strong and trusted steward of taxpayer dollars, and we can all count on that to continue. When you go to vote only one question will be on the ballot: Shall Wakulla County School District levy an ad valorem millage of one half mill beginning July 1, 2013, and ending no more than four (4) scal years later on June 30, 2017, for school operational purposes? On the Wakulla referendum for a half-mill property tax levy for public schools, I recommend voting yes. Please share this important information with your friends and family. Early voting will be on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. The Tuesday after Mothers Day, May 14, is the designated Special Election Day. If you have additional questions or concerns please feel free to call me or Karen J. Wells at (850) 926-0065. I cant help but feel like Im here for a reason. Wakulla has a lot going for it, and Im grateful to be a part of it. Robert Pearce is the Wakulla superintendent of schools. Editor, The News: A huge thanks to all the individuals who made NAMI Wakullas Triple Crown Derby a great event. This year our event was held at Camp Indian Springs Equestrian Center and it was the perfect venue. Each year we try to surpass the prior years goal and this year it was a success. We surpassed our goal and we must recognize the individuals and businesses that helped make this event happen. The Triple Crown Derby is the annual fundraiser for NAMI Wakulla and here in our community the people and businesses are so supportive of all of Wakulla Countys organizations. Each organization has to reach out to the same businesses and they seem to remember us all. First, we must recognize our platinum and gold sponsors; Dr. Andrea Plagge, our platinum sponsor is always there each year with NAMI Wakulla; Dr. Jay Reeves, Apalachee Mental Services, is our gold sponsor and, as with Dr. Plagge, we can always count on Apalachees support and commitment to helping us educate our community on mental health. The following businesses to whom we are so grateful are our bronze sponsors, Air-Con of Wakulla, Ameris Bank, ESG Operations Inc., Wakulla Insurance Agency, Ladies Auxiliary of the Wakulla Shrine, Wakulla Insurance Agency, Vause Mechanical and Wakulla Appraisal. We would also like to thank our Celebrity Horse Owners who were committed to their daytime jobs and yet they made time to help NAMI Wakulla raise money for training so we can continue to provide educational programs. Those individuals are Vicki Tillman, Dalynda Vause, Wakulla High School; William Snowden, editor of The Wakulla News; Amy Geiger, Capital City Bank; Sarah Stephens, Wakulla Appraisal; Zoe Mans eld, City Manager for City of St. Marks; Dr. Faith Hughes, VCA Animal Hospital; Lassie Williams; Sue Damon, independent marketing consultant; Jackie Lawhon, Clerk Administrator for City of Sopchoppy; and Ashley Roberts, Maurices Fashions. Other individuals we must recognize for their dedication in helping us raise funds are our Master of Ceremonies Merl Robb (we can count on Merl each year); and Casanova Nurse, meteorologist with WTXL, joined us this year. Marshall Taylor sang The Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless the USA. Marshall is a deputy with the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce and we are proud to announce he has just signed a recording contract. Toby Jordan, student at Wakulla High School, was our bugler for the day and provided a great performance. Also, we would like thank the Rev. Keith Wallace of Lake Ellen Baptist Church, for providing our invocation. Buddy Davis along with Tim Rose of Macks Meats prepared chicken and pork for the day. Winn-Dixie came on board and provided the coleslaw and baked beans. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce was there to help out and we couldnt have provided the extensive changes to our venue had we not had their muscle. Pete Cochran, WCSO, thank you for staying all day making sure the electrical outlets were working and seeing to it the spectators were not sprayed with the dust from the horses as they ran the barrels. The other businesses contributing in making this event successful are Dickies BBQ, Pepsi, ACE Hardware of Crawfordville, Sams, Costcos and Huddle House. Jim Porter, of the Wakulla County Horsemans Association, and Rita Odom, NAMI Wakulla, could not make this event happen each year without you. We can always count on you to select the jockeys, provide the horses, prepare the arena for the horses to race, along with so many other jobs you step up and take care of. Thank you to the jockeys for giving of your time: Jessica Shierling, Cassie Scott, Todd Porter, Chris Odom, Erica Odom, Michelle Churchard, Alicia Porter, Samantha Dunnaway, Erika Wilson, Emma Donaldson, and Katrina Cochran. Also, we want to thank Dustin Vick for his special performance of tricks. The proceeds from the derby will allow NAMI Wakulla to continue to provide support groups, family-to-family classes, training for facilitators, monthly public programs and many other educational programs for those who suffer from mental illnesses and their families in our community. Please remember all of our programs are free. The monthly programs, held the fourth Monday of each month at the Crawfordville Womans Club cover many illnesses such as depression, suicides, bi-polar disorder, and many others with professional speakers and panels having expertise in the mental health eld, including law enforcement agencies and school of cials. Again, thank you to all of these individuals and businesses and we look forward to next year for a larger Triple Crown Derby with huge surprises. NAMI Wakulla Inc. 2140-C Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville FL 32327 (850) 926-1033Editor, The News: The Natural Wakulla column by IFAS Wakulla Extension Director Les Harrison on historical exploitation of the sassafras tree (April 25) was enjoyable. Those interested in this Florida native tree of Wakulla woods and fencerows would be aided further by a little more information on two points. Less article gave the tree species a maximum stature of 60 feet in height and 12 inches in stem diameter. Actually, Wakulla County is a place where the sassafras gets much larger than that. Indeed, Wakulla Springs State Park holds the Florida champion of the species, 113 feet high and 28 inches in diameter. Big-tree walks held in the park sometimes include visits to that giant. The park has a number of other sassafras individuals 18-20 inches in diameter. (The current national champion of the species is a squatty Kentucky tree with a diameter over 7 feet!) Because of a second point to be made, one wouldnt want to wait too long to see Wakullas large sassafrases or the extraordinary redbay trees occurring with them at Wakulla Springs. The laurel wilt disease introduced to the U.S. more than a decade ago has advanced rapidly in Florida toward our area. Should that disease prove as lethal for sassafras as it has for the closely related redbay in places so far affected, there is apprehension that mature specimens of both trees will soon be history in this area. At this time, though, there is room to hope that the consequences for the sassafras will not be as dire. (Current registers of champion trees for Florida and the U.S. can be found at www. oridaforestservice.com and www. americanforests.org, respectively.) David Roddenberry Sarracenia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society firstname.lastname@example.org Editor, The News: This Saturday, May 11, you are invited to a sh fry being held on the grounds of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel at 3106 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville. Bevis Funeral Home has once again partnered with the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Council Inc. to bene t the centers Food for Life Club and Wakulla County Senior Citizens. All proceeds will be given to the seniors. It has always been Beviss philosophy that Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege and opportunity to give back to the greatest generation of Wakulla County. A great day of food, fun and fellowship has been planned and a $5 (tax deductible) donation/ticket can be purchased at Bevis HarveyYoung or at the Wakulla senior center ahead of time. The menu will be fresh caught, cleaned and cooked mullet, cheese grits, baked beans and a tasty desert prepared by the centers chef, Wendy Harley. Rocky and the staff of Bevis, the Senior Center staff and I hope to see you there. Tickets are limited to the rst 250 citizens. Maurice Langston Executive Director Wakulla Senior CenterBecause of incorrect information supplied to The News, a story in last weeks paper on Mosquito spraying gets underway, gave the wrong website address to visit to request spraying. The correct website for citizens to go to request mosquito spraying or anything else related to the Wakulla County Health Department is www.mywchd.com.CorrectionEditor, The News: The Special Election concerning the raising of our ad valorem (property taxes) for school operations is coming up next week. Early voting is Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections of ce with the regular election at the polls on Tuesday, May 14. The present .25 mill levy will expire shortly, so the School Board is asking for a .50 mill levy, which is a 100 percent increase on this portion of your school property taxes. Why didnt the board ask for the present .25 mill levy to be continued for another four years? Do you want any portion of your property taxes going up 100 percent for the next four years? Is this Special Election costing our school district approximately $36,000 or more? If we vote for this tax increase, will the board lower another portion of our school taxes? The choice is up to the voter. If you are for this increase vote YES. If you are AGAINST this increase vote NO. Voting is a right, a privilege and a duty as a citizen in our blessed country. The ballot only one item, so it will take less time to vote than to park your car. P.S. Thank you, teachers, for your dedication. I hope you get the raise without it being based on the dreaded FCAT. Donna Sanford Crawfordville
Page 5A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comBy BILL RUSSELL The first group of injured soldiers to be brought to Wakulla by the Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) has come, conquered and departed. They came for us to thank them and show our gratitude and they left with us owing them even more because for a week they let us see how lucky we are to live in this county with all of its wonderful people. The arrival was spectacular and patriotic, a true heros welcome. The Sheriffs office and FHP escorted the vehicles with lights flashing. The entrance to Wakulla Springs was marked by the Fire Department aerial truck with ladder extended and a huge ag ying and other trucks with the paid and volunteer crews waving. The road into the springs was lined with people waving ags and beaming smiles. The soldiers rode in waving and returning the smiles. In one car the WQW driver looked over and saw a soldier wiping his eyes, the soldier quietly said that the wind must have gotten in his eyes. On arriving at the lodge there were more greeters and ags everywhere. The soldiers shook hands and met a lot of people in a short while before departing for Panacea. In Panacea, the Warriors went to the Rock the Dock Tournament weigh-in and were amazed at the size and numbers of sh being weighed. The announcer brought the soldiers to the stage and introduced them and the crowd went wild. The entire crowd came to their feet cheering and hurrahing these soldiers. I believe the wind got up because there was water in a lot of eyes, on stage and in the crowd. The soldiers went to Crums Mini Mall next and it was hard to get them away, they were like kids in a candy store. Ronald Fred Crum had already met with Capt. Jody Campbell and put together Penn rods, reels and tackle bags, but these guys were amazed at everything in the store. Ronald Fred showed them everything they were interested in. This was the rst of many visits to Crums. When the guys left Crums they went to Wakulla Springs for a grilled steak dinner and a nights rest. Monday morning and every morning through Friday the soldiers went to the St. Marks VFD station for a huge breakfast prepared by WQW volunteer and VFD volunteers. Ralph Thomas furnished 15 dozen eggs for the week fresh from his chicken yard. After Mondays breakfast the soldiers met their guides and had their rst fishing trip. Capt. Jody Campbell, Capt. David Fife and Capt. Mike McNamara took these guys shing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and each group of soldiers thought they had the best guide in the world. On Monday, My Way Seafood furnished fresh grouper for the fishing crews and volunteers to have a shore lunch of fresh grouper sandwiches. These guys had never enjoyed truly fresh local seafood cooked on the beach and they fell in love with it. I had never seen people enjoy seafood so much. On Monday night we all went to Wakulla Springs Baptist church for a great dinner and great conversation. Five local pastors served as waiters for the group. The pastors served the soldiers and then they sat and ate with them and visited, not preachers, just loving friends. The kids at the Wakulla Christian School had done packs of patriotic drawings for each soldier. There must have been a wind in the sanctuary because there were a lot of damp eyes. Tuesday was a great day of shing and catching, Angie at Angies Marine Supply furnished several hundred shrimp for the soldiers at no charge. McCormacks Deli in Tallahassee furnished their lunch. Tuesday night dinner was at the St. Marks VFD and was pulled pork, home cooked peas and corn plus desserts. Dinner was provided by the Beck family of Tallahassee. Wednesday was a shorter day of shing but a lot of sh were caught. Wednesday night the Posey family treated the guys to dinner at Poseys Up the Creek. This was an amazing display of seafood consumption. All of the guys loved the seafood and the Poseys kept it coming. The smallest soldier ate 18 oysters raw, two orders of scallops, an order of gator and an order of sh dip. He then nished off two ounder that the big guys couldnt eat all of. Thursday was not much of a shing day but the guys did get to go to Sopchoppy. They had never heard of Sopchoppy and did not believe there was something called worm gruntin. They went home with Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin T-shirts to go with their Crums shirts and Keep Wakulla County Beautiful shirts. They were proud of their souvenirs. Thursday night we had a going away celebration. We were trying to thank the soldiers and they were trying to thank us. The soldiers had appreciation plaques for the guides and for the Crum family. There were tears and laughter all evening. These soldiers were thanking us when we owed so much to them, they let us see all that is good in our county. All kinds of people supported this effort. We had three commissioners who supported us, Ralph Thomas, Howard Kessler and RichardHarden. Pastors from ve different churches and people from every walk of life supported these soldiers. When the soldiers left Friday morning, it was blowing and raining, this accounted for all of the water in the eyes of the volunteers and soldiers. Our county had been blessed while trying to do something to thank these guys. One last thing I need to say: I have heard that these guys did not look like the severely injured soldiers we were trying to help. That is true, they didnt look like that. We took what the Army would trust us with. One of these guys only had one Purple Heart; the rest had multiple Purple Hearts from multiple deployments overseas. All but one is being put out of the service because of their injuries. The program the Army has required that a sergeant be in charge and I suppose he had submitted daily reports. When we returned the soldiers to Ft. Benning we were told that our program had exceeded all expectations and had set the bar higher than any recreational therapy program. We were told that the soldiers who had been withdrawn before were reporting how great it was down here. Thank you to all of the people involved, all of the supporters and all of the donors. It takes a community to heal a soldier and it took six soldiers to show us again what a great community we have.Bill Russell is Ochlockonee Bay VFD re chief and a volunteer with Warriors and Quiet Waters.Editor, The News: Wakulla County residents face a special election in May on a School Board referendum. Voters may cast their ballot by absentee this week that means walking in to the Supervisor of Elections of ce with your absentee ballot, early voting on Saturday May 11, or going to the polls on May 14, our designated Special Election Day. Here in Wakulla County we are blessed to have one of the best school systems in the state. It has been that way for a couple of generations and has been a major driver of county growth. On May 14, the voters of Wakulla will have the opportunity to choose to continue to have a strong school system by voting yes for our schools. Over the past several years, while experiencing painfully deep cuts, the Wakulla County School District has continued to consistently earn a district grade of A and be ranked among the top for state scores in math and reading. The Great Recession severely impacted much of the state and still continues to impact our county. As a result our schools have taken repeated budget cuts that have affected our children and teachers. Additionally, student enrollment in the county has been declining since School Year 2008-09. Despite these challenges, the district has proven to be a strong and trusted steward of taxpayer dollars. Wakulla is in the Top 3 school districts in the State of Florida for delivering the best Return on Investment to the taxpayers of the county. So what will it cost Wakulla residents if it passes? The average cost per home will be less than $2 per month. Thats taking into account the average home market value of $105,000 in our county before homestead exemption. While the school district needs to use some of this funding to support school operations and expenses, it will allow money for several critical areas. For instance, the increased funding will be used toward enhancing career and technical educational programs to help students get jobs; supporting highly quali ed teachers; preserving outstanding student academic, athletics and arts programs; improving school safety; and assuring appropriate technology readiness. Education is key to casting an informed vote. On Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m., the Wakulla County Democratic Party invites everyone regardless of party af liation to join us for an educational program at the Wakulla County Library located at 4330 Crawfordville Hwy. The program will discuss the state of Wakulla County Schools, the School Board referendum, and will feature our guest speaker, Superintendent Bobby Pearce. Please join us for light refreshments to hear Superintendent Pearce and learn the facts about the upcoming Special Election. Thank you, Wakulla County Democratic Executive Committee wakullademocrats.orgreaders speak out More OpinionsSoldiers with Warriors and Quiet Warriors visit Wakulla Editor, The News: When the For sale sign appeared at the Shell Point Resort, it got me to thinking: Beachgoers already use the entire waterfront from the present county park property all the way to the Seafarers Chapel/Coast Guard Auxiliary building. The county badly needs a boat ramp in the area for local and tourist use. If we bought the whole resort property, thered be plenty of parking for boat trailers and I can picture families picnicking in the shade of those old oak trees. As the countys population grows, well need more parks, particularly beachfront parks. Most Wakullans want to keep our county an unspoiled outdoor destination for visitors as well as for ourselves. What an opportunity to boost tourism and at the same time, improve life for our county residents! I wondered just how much it would cost? Turns out, the asking price is $2.1 million from a bank, so the selling price should be much less. Were expecting millions of BP money. Any initial loss of tax base from this public investment would be more than offset by the jobs, tourist dollars spent, and taxes that this initiative would create. Probably some investment group will beat the county to it and build whatever they choose, but I hope the county and its citizens are the winners. One hundred years ago, Saint Petersburg made a decision to develop its waterfront with marinas, parks and hotels rather than industry and private ownership. Our county commission faces that crossroads now. I hope they consider this proposal and buy the former resort while this exceptional deal is possible. We and our children could enjoy the dividends of this investment for years to come in the form of enhanced tax revenues, increased employment and keeping Wakullas coast as the place where tourists can enjoy themselves with full amenities. If we let this chance slip away, many of us will keep commuting out of county for work as we pass vacationers driving through on their way to Franklin County. Marcia Bjerregaard Shell PointOpportunitys knocking in Shell Point Summerwood Drive adoption Program set on school referendum Vote yes on school referendumEditor, The News: I wish to begin this letter by thanking many people. The county commissioners (all ve Commissioners), the county administrator, county astaff, county attorney, Wakulla County Public Works and ESG, Cleve Fleming and Brent Pell, PE. To all I personally thank you for your efforts regarding Summerwood Drive, roadway adoption. It has been many years in the making and I am glad to say that the adoption of the roadway has nally taken place. To the community of Summerwood and Fallwood I wish to thank you for you show of support at the county commission meeting on May 6. Without the continued support many of you have shown over the last seven years, the adoption of the road could not have been accomplished. With this road adoption we can now be assured that emergency service vehicles, fire trucks and school buses can safely access our properties, protecting our families. As many of you know this has been a long process beginning with my efforts in 2006. Although it has been a signi cantly long process it is a pleasure to see that individuals, government and community involvement can, when exercised correctly, accomplish things larger than individuals. As many who know me, will attest, roads are a particular topic of interest to me, as I personally believe that without roads little or no improvement can ever occur. For those of you who are business leaders and those who are environmentalists, I state, that NOTHING gets accomplished without roads and infrastructure. Not only do these roads and infrastructure improvements promote access for homes, businesses, and eco-tourism, they also save critical environmental systems by providing the safest route through sensitive ecosystems to the preferred destination. Thank you! Bret D. Hammond Crawfordville PHOTOS BY JO ANN PALMER/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSWounded soldiers visited Wakulla for a week of shing as part of the Warriors and Quiet Waters. Capt. Jody Campbell recounts his experience as guide for a group of soldiers, Page 12A. Editor, The News: Seven years ago, my husband and I made an investment in our two daughters education by enrolling them in Wakulla County schools. We havent regretted a single day of it, even though the state has slashed our countys education funding by nearly $4 million. The 2013 Legislature passed its budget last week, and education funding is still lower than it was in 2008. Florida does not have the will or means to adequately fund public education. The future of our childrens education is in our hands. The referendum is for the levy of an ad valorem millage of .5 mill. These dollars could be invested in career and job training for students, supporting highly quali ed teachers, preserving our music, arts and athletic programs. Our school system always been a good steward of taxpayer dollars, and under Superintendent Pearce that will continue. Support this referendum by voting yes during early voting on Saturday, May 11 or at the polls Tuesday, May 14. Missy Brown Rudd email@example.com
Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 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 School850-745-84123383 Coastal HighwayChrist Church AnglicanWednesday 6:00 pm Dinner 6:45 pm Bible Study 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 Oh for a memory like momsWakulla youth fast to ght hunger OUT TO PASTORBy JAMES L. SNYDER In growing up, one of the outstanding things in my relationship with my mother had to do with her memory. She could remember everything. All I had to do was ask dear old mom and she knew the answer. She knew everything. No matter the topic, she had an opinion about it, which truly amazed me as a young person. Before I went to school, my mother was my entire world. From the time I got up in the morning until she tucked me in bed at night, she was the master of my world. Whatever I could do, she was the one who allowed me to do it. Looking back, I can remember when my father got home from work in the evening he gave my mother a little break from looking after me and my brother and sister. If memory serves me correctly, my father watched us by lying on the couch snoring. I never could gure out how he could do that but it was his way of watching us and helping mom. As a young person, anything I wanted I had to requisition it from dear old mom. The thing that always amazed me was that she always had what I needed. I have often wondered how she could do that. But then, she was mom. My weekly allowance came from my mother. It took me a long time to realize the money for my allowance came from my father. I remember coming home from the second grade with homework to do that just baf ed me. All I had to do was ask mom and she could explain it to me like nobody else could. Mothers know everything and remember everything. What my mother knew only my mother could know. It was as if she could read my mind. It was as if she had eyes in the back of her head. It was so bad that I could not get away with anything. Believe me; I tried very hard to get away with something. For some reason my mother knew what I was going to do days before I actually thought about doing it. I am not sure who is credited with designing the first memory board for computers, but I know who designed the memory board for people. I rmly believe that mothers were the first computer designed and wired by God. Why in the world do you think they call it the motherboard? It is no accident that they come up with this term. My mother had a tremendous memory. This is the difference between mothers and fathers. Mothers cannot forget anything and fathers cannot remember anything. Together they make an invincible team for raising children. It was not until I became a teenager that a little click developed between my mother and me. I began to realize that my memory did not always harmonize with hers on some issues. For example. My mother would tell me, You must be home by 10 oclock. At least, that is what she said she told me after the fact. When I came in at 11 oclock, she reminded me of what she told me. For the life of me, I could not remember her telling me to be home by 10 oclock. I told you to clean up your room. Searching my memory board, I could not nd any indication that she told me this. I am not saying that she did not; I am just saying that our memories did not coincide on a variety of issues when I became a teenager. What struck me about my mother was she could remember conversation she had with me three years ago word for word. As I get older, I began to doubt the accuracy of her memory. The problem with that was, I had no memory of anything and so I had to rely upon her memory. Now that I am a parent, it is apparent to me that memory is a rather funny thing. I am not sure that my mother was in this category, but my memory is of such a nature that I can remember things that never took place. Not only that, I can describe it in detail. As a teenager I remember coming into the room and my mother sitting there looking out the window with a little smile on her face. What are you thinking about? Oh, I was just remembering some things, she said. Then she turned and looked out the window again and I left her to her memories. In celebrating Mothers Day, I cannot help but think of the many wonderful memories each mother cherishes. Their children will always be children. Memory is a delightful thing and sometimes can be very selective. I am sure, when a mother engages in the ne art of memory, they are all good memories. Solomon was probably thinking about his mother when he wrote, Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all (Proverbs 31:2829 KJV). You cannot put a price on a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at (866) 552-2543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Church Briefs Woman, Thou Art Loosed conference is setWomen of Courage Ministries Presents the Woman, Thou Art Loosed conference at Harvest Fellowship Church, 824 Shadeville Highway, Pastor Fred Lanier. On May 17, at 7 p.m. the speaker will be Evangelist Tonia Williams of Hallowed Be Thou Name Church in Hyde Park. On May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., speakers will be First Lady Charlean Lanier, Harvest Fellowship Church in Crawfordville and Co-Pastor Stefanie Williams, Holy Trinity Church in Tallahassee. For more information please contact Evangelist Gwen Williams at (850) 817-0056 or Evangelist Vera Hayes at (850) 339-6800. Upcoming events at Wakulla UMCWakulla United Methodist Church is hosting these events this week Sunday, May 12, 8:30 a.m., contemporary service, 9:30 a.m., fellowship in Alford Bldg.,10 a.m., adult Sunday School, 11 a.m., traditional service, 6 p.m., Chancel Choir Practice, 6 p.m., Youth Group. Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m., Praise Team practice. Wednesday, May 15, 6 a.m., mens Bible study with breakfast following at 8 am at Savannahs; 8 a.m., breakfast gathering at Savannahs, Dutch treat, all welcome; 7 p.m., youth Bible study. The church is located at 1584 Old Woodville Road, in Wakulla Station. Call (850) 421-5741.Special to The NewsAt noon during the school day on Friday, April 26, the Young Members of Christ Church Anglican here in Wakulla County, whose President is Alexa Roddenberry of Crawfordville, welcomed youth groups from All Saints and St. Lukes in Tallahassee to begin a fast lasting 30 hours. For weeks these young people have been raising money by soliciting support from family and friends, bake sales, and bombing our yards with amingos. Following the outline of a program by World Vision, these participants in the 30-Hour Famine spent the weekend at Christ Church along with Father John Spicer, Rector at Christ Church; Janise Padgett and Twila Murdoch, youth group sponsors; and Tim Smith, Youth Minister at St. Lukes. The group decided that their proceeds would go to hungry children in Burundi and the U.S. They broke their fast at 6:30 p.m., eating food that has been developed by aid organizations to make in bulk and easily transported directly to hungry children. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide. One dollar a day will feed a child. www.30hourfamine.org or www..worldvision. org. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSYouth from Christ Church Anglican participating in a 30-hour fast.
Page 7A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comObituaries Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson Tytione Renee Jackson Lois Talbert L.T. King Samuel Albert King Laverne C. Mills Morgan Faith StringerTytione Renee Jackson, 10, of Crawfordville, died on Monday, May 5, 2013 in Tallahassee. She was a student at Shadeville Elementary School. Survivors include her mother, Tessie Jackson; brothers, Philip House, John Jackson of Crawfordville; and a sister, Michelle Sampson of Midway. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 10, 2013 from noon to 7 p.m. at Strong & Jones Funeral Home, 551 W Carolina Street in Tallahassee, (850) 224-2139. The memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church #2, 8 Spring Creek Highway in Crawfordville. Lois Talbert L.T. King, 86, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hellen Dozier King. He was born in Camden, Tenn., and had lived in this area for 44 years. He worked as a pipe tter at Olin (St. Marks Powder) for 38 years. After retirement he loved going shing. He loved his family and was loved and liked by his family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Funeral services will be Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, in Crawfordville. Burial will follow at Panacea Cemetery in Panacea. He is also survived by his children, Lois King of Crawfordville, and Glenn King of Blountstown; a sister, Carolyn Kelly, Hickman, Ky., and brother, Billy Joe King of Palmersville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Steven Berry of Cleveland, James Berry of Tallahassee, Heather Hehr of Perry, Glenn Allen King of Talladega, Ala., and Beth King of Hickman, Ky.; great grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Pheobe, Matthew Berry, David Blake, Aaron Matthew, Xavier and Jamual. He was predeceased by his father, Lois A. King; mother, Zola (Lewis) King; sisters, Nell Dean Floyd and Marie Blasingem; and a grandson, David King. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, FL is assisting the family with arrangements (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com). Morgan Faith Stringer, 17, of Crawfordville, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013. She had lived in this area all of her life. She attended Wakulla Spring Baptist Church. She was a student at Wakulla High School. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Morgan Stringer Memorial Fund, Centennial Bank, 2932 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville FL 32327 (850-926-7111). The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Wakulla Springs Baptist Church, 1391 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Wakulla Springs Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Burial will follow at Whiddon Lake Cemetery. Survivors include her parents, Hank M. and Christy O. Stringer; brother, Brannon Hal Stringer; paternal grandparents, James L. Stringer (Shirley); Brenda Phillips Watts (Larry); maternal grandparents, Marvin H. Moore (Shirley); Uncle Frank and Mama Carol Stringer and many other loving family and friends. She was predeceased by her paternal great grandparents, Noral Douglas Stringer Sr. and Ida Phillips Hagan; maternal great grandparents, Floyd and Opal Moore; and James and Grace Gilmer. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements. (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com).Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson, 82, of Climax, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Attapulgus, Ga., the daughter of James A. Mitchell and Winona Lucille Thomas Mitchell. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, worked for Jack Winter Industries, and was a lunchroom manager for the Decatur County School System. She was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Grubbs of ciating. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Harold Jackson Jr., Chris Marchant, Graydon Bobo, Carl Sapp, Ricky Cook, Steve Mitchell, Robby Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, Marty Mitchell, and Jacky Jackson serving as active pallbearers. The family received friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Survivors include her sons, Harold Jackson and his wife, Susan, of Camilla, Ga., and Edwin Jackson and his wife, Melanie, of McDonough, Ga.; her daughters, Beverly Read and her husband, Don, of Lexington Park, Md., and Peggy Taff and her husband, Scott, of Crawfordville; her devoted caregiver, Runelle Crapp of Attapulgus, Ga.; her brothers, Jack Mitchell and his wife, Ramona, of Leesburg, Virgil Mitchell and his wife, Sally, of Florence, S.C., and Charles Mitchell and his wife, Liz, of Spring, Texas; her grandchildren, Chris Marchant, Jennifer Marchant, Harold Jackson Jr., Kayla Taff, Baylee Taff, and Scott Taff Jr.; her greatgrandchildren, Cadence Marchant and Spencer Marchant. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Sam McKinney Jackson. Laverne C. Mills, 66, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 29, 2013, after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimers Disease. A daughter of the late Wilburn and Thelma Clyde Haire Curles, she was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Pelham, Ga. She was a retired supervisor with the Florida Department of Highway Safety. Her smile would light up any room. A wonderful cook, she enjoyed traveling and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church and was active in many civic affairs. Survivors include her husband, William E. Mills; daughter, Gina M. Lee; stepchildren, Bruce and Pam Mills, Angela and Keith Steverson, Sheila and Brad Downey; six wonderful grandchildren, Eric Lee, Austin Lee, Bryson Mills, Presley Steverson, Zoee Downey and Zane Downey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Melinda Curles, Jody and Shirley Curles; sisters and brothers-in-law, LaRue and Jerry Goodson, Toni Henderson, Wilene and R.E. Brake. She also has numerous nieces and nephews that love her. The funeral was held at 11a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Abbey Funeral Home with interment following at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The family received friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at Abbey Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to your local Alzheimers Respite Group. Online condolences at www.abbeyfh.com. Samuel Albert King, 74, of Panacea, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was born on March 27, 1939. He graduated with the class of 1957 from Sevier County High School and the University of Georgia. He was retired from working as a real-estate appraiser and forester. He loved fishing, boating, ying, and camping. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Anita King; sons, Mike King and wife Dawn of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mark King and wife Shelly of Madison, W.Va.; daughter, Julie King Parker and husband Jonathan of Pleasant View, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Cookie Floyd and husband Donnie of Sevierville, Tenn.; stepsons, Bruce Blalock Jr. and wife Lisa of Sevierville, Tenn.,and Eric Blalock and wife Darcy of Sevierville, Tenn.; a brother, Joe King and wife Paula of Lafayette, Ga.; brotherin-law, Clarence Cy and wife Brenda; sisters-inlaw, Rita Lockhart, Janet King; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Breanna, Lauren and Arthur, Ezra, Mattie, Naomi, Brittany and Adam, Courtney and Brent, Cory and Chesney, Trevor, Meagan, Ethan, Parker, Trent, Brinley, Colt, Phoenix; and nieces and nephews: Diana King, Logan King and wife Melissa. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Sam B. King Jr. and Ethel Temple King; a brother, David Temple King; a son, Mathew David King; a mother-in-law Berta Lee Lockhart and father-in-law Elbert Lockhart; brotherin-law, Glenn Lockhart. The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Saturday, May 11 with funeral service to follow at 2 PM in Atchleys Sevierville Chapel with Rich Wallace of ciating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville TN 37909 or a memorial of choice. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home 118 East Main St. Sevierville, TN 37862 (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com). The family would like to thank the Big Bend Hospice staff for their loving care and friendship during Sams stay as well as the 4th oor nurses at Capital Regional Hospital in Tallahassee.Tytione Renee Jackson Lois Talbert L.T. King Morgan Faith Stringer Martha Blanche Mitchell Jackson Laverne C. Mills Samuel Albert King BUCKHORN NEWSEmbrace right livingBy ETHEL SKIPPER Everybody wants to live right. When it comes to sin and godly living, personal sin is a setback to enjoying our life in Christ. The greatest obstacle to the believer is personal sin especially those sins entrenched as a lifetstyle. On Sunday was annual Women and Men day at Skipper Temple Church. Thanks to all guests and visitors. Brother Tony Mitchell, thanks for the support. Charlotte Faith and Deliverance Church invites everyone to their revival May 8 through May 10 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speaker will be Elder Andrew Morris. Happy belated birthday to Willie J. Allen, he celebrated with his family. Happy birthday to Sister Callie Gavin on May 13. 000EFQ0 926-3281 Promise LandOpen 9-5 Closed Sun. & Wed.Mon. -----Color Tag 50% Tues. ----------Seniors 25% Thurs. ---Deal of the Day 3299 Crawfordville Hwy.Approx. 1 mile S. of County Courthousewww.promiselandministries.orgTHRIFT STORE Clyde B. AllenWords cannot express our appreciation to all who shared the loss of our father, husband, grandfather, brother and uncle. Your kindness, help and love was a blessing to our family. You were very loved and will be missed forever. -from your loving family To all who knew him and loved him.
Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community Community McKenzie birthdaySiris Texal McKenzie will celebrate his first birthday on Friday, May 3. He is the son of Shane and Treva McKenzie of Crawfordville. Maternal grandparents are Rex and Suzie Shiver and paternal grandparents are Joe and Pam McKenzie, all of Sopchoppy.Siris Texal McKenzie turns 1 on May 3. Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Historical Society Program on May 14 will be dedicated to the community of Curtis Mills in western Wakulla County. Considered one of the very busiest towns in the County in the late 1800s, there are a number of Wakulla families rooted there. Davis, Daughtry, Corley, Ham, Roberts, Smith, Thompson, Sunday, Sanders, Lowery, Murray, Lewis, Mackery, Brown, Crowson are some of the family names mentioned in Freeman Ashmores book, Looking Back. Stories of that world and family lifestyles will be told by some who lived there long ago. Louise Willis Thomas and her mother, Mildred Sanders Willis, have collaborated in collecting the memories of Mildred, the eldest child of Nat Sanders and Gladys Roberts Sanders which they will share. Emmie Davis Glenn and her cousin, Hazel Davis, will share their memories as children in Curtis Mills and Sopchoppy. The Historical Society encourages everyone who has information and everyone who wants to hear information about Curtis Mills to attend on Tuesday, May 14. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the public library. This will be the last program until the second Tuesday in September. The Wakulla County Historical Society Museum & Archives, 24 High Drive in Crawfordville, is open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact 850-926-1110 or email@example.com.Historical Society program about Curtis MillsSpecial to The NewsScouting in the Park will take place May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p,m. This is a day featuring a number of Wakulla County scouting programs as well as scout activities, demonstrations, scout related vendors and food booths. This will also be a great chance to meet dedicated leaders and scouts from various local Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Girl Scouts and Venturing Programs. Scouting makes a direct and positive impact on our community by teaching positive values and leadership skills to our youth. Starting in rst grade, boys can join either Cub Scout Pack 4 in St. Marks, Pack 5 in Crawfordville or Pack 8 in Medart. Boys will learn skills needed for camping as well as life skills they can use in their daily life. These skills will also help them as they prepare to crossover to Boy Scouts, typically in Middle School. Also in Wakulla County are two Venturing programs, which is open to young men and women ages 1420. Venturing Crew 4 is in St. Marks and Venturing Crew 8 is in Medart. There will also be representatives from the Girl Scout programs to answer questions and give out information. As you look around at the various activities available to Wakulla County youth, consider scouting and the positive experience and skills it offers for our youth. For more information on Scouting in the Park, contact Marcus Floyd at 850-212-0017 or David Damon, BSA Unit Commissioner at 850-251-4166 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about scouting in Wakulla County.Scouting in the park is SaturdaySpecial to The NewsWakulla Dance Academys Competition Team traveled to Jacksonville on April 13 to take the stage for the rst time this year at the Fire and Ice Talent Competition. They competed four Jazz routines, 2 Lyrical routines and 1 Hip Hop routine against multiple studios and brought home many high awards. Throwback, their old school Hip Hop routine earned a Diamond Award, 1st Place Overall, Inferno Overall Winner and a Swaggie Award. Fields of Gold, a Lyrical routine earned a Platinum Award, 2nd Place Overall and a Judges Award for Best Pictures. Sea Cruise and Call Me, both Jazz routines, earned Gold. Lets Raise the Roof, another Jazz routine and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Lyrical routine earned Platinum Awards. Disco, their group Jazz Production routine earned a Platinum and 1st Place Overall. Wakulla Dance Academy is currently enrolling for Summer! Visit www.wakulladance.com, our Facebook page or call 926-2655 for more information. Come support a studio full of great dancers at Wakulla Dance Academys 9th Annual Recital Boogie Down on June 15 at 4 p.m. being held at the Chiles High School Auditorium in Tallahassee. Please stop by the studio to purchase reserved seating. Dance Academy wins awards Sopchoppy Preschoolers grunt for worms Special to The NewsStudents from Sopchoppy PreK experienced rst hand the excitement of grunting for worms as part of their Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies theme for the month of April. Jollivet Holmes taught the children how she and her family used to coax the worms out of the ground by using a stake and iron to vibrate the ground. Two Campers for the price of one!Field Trips include: Wakulla Springs, Fun Station, The Lighthouse, Junior Museum and more Call now to reserve your spot!4224 Crawfordville Rd., Tallahassee 850656-8575 Precious Years Summer Camp Experts predict that within 100 years, natural lands and water resources will become scarce. Climate change will irreversibly alter the planet. And the habitats that support all life could be lost forever. Support our mission to protect the future of our natural world. To make a difference that lasts, join The Nature Conservancy. 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Page 9A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comeducation news from local schools SchoolSpecial to The NewsAll of Wakulla Countys teachers were honored at a breakfast sponsored by Capital City Bank on March 15. Capital City Bank President Amy Geiger has championed Wakulla County teacher appreciation for several years, the last two by joining with Wakulla County School District to sponsor the annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast. All teachers were fed a full Southern breakfast on their most recent planning day when students were not in school. Capital City Bank supplied monetary awards to school-level Teachers of the Year and to Jodie Martin, the Wakulla County District Teacher of the Year. In addition, Amy Geiger and her staff of Renee Millender, Courtney Peacock and Nikki Addeo decorated host school Riversprings Middle with pennants and posters stating specific accomplishments of the Wakulla County School District and of the individual schools. Capital City Bank representatives wanted to show our teachers that the public really does understand the accomplishments of this school district and what it means to the economic development of Wakulla that our schools are top-notch, noted Geiger. Superintendent Bobby Pearce said, We appreciate the support of Capital City Bank, especially when teachers work so hard every day and care about their students so much. Teachers never ask for recognition, so its gratifying when an outside entity like Capital City Bank honors their dedication. Superintendent Robert Pearce with some of Wakulla Countys teachers.SPECIAL TO THE NEWSRiversprings drama students.SPECIAL TO THE NEWSSpecial to The NewsRiversprings Drama students and drama directors (Mina Sutton and Nancy Commander) presented this years play Every Babysitters Nightmare to rave reviews from parents, students, and faculty. Our drama troupe included Paige Pearson, Kaylee Meyers, Ashton Boddye, Magnolia Parmer, Desmond Maxwell, Cori Chaganis, Emily Lawrence, Elaine Kelly, Alex Williams, Celestia Walker, Dylan Godden, Brandon Hunter, Jacob Austin, Tanner Pafford, Breanna Sykes, Giselle Almanzor, and Danielle Whiting. Our stage and technical crew include Mr. Rossow and a team of his students. Babysitting the Taylors (Dad: Desmond Maxwell and Mom: Cori Chaganis) three kids (Kaylee Meyers, Ashton Boddye, and Magnolia Parmer) isnt a job, its a matter of survival of the ttest. They delight in terrorizing their newest sitter, Carrie Carter (Paige Pearson), claiming that their secluded home is haunted by a ghost, and that an ax murderer (Dylan Godden) has just escaped from jail with the help of his partner in crime (Brandon Hunter). Adding confusion is a dizzy aunt (Emily Lawrence), who pays a surprise visit; the dads boss (Alex Williams) and his new wife (Celestia Walker); the boss domineering mother (Elaine Kelly; and the sitters offbeat boyfriend (Jacob Austin, who wants to rescue her with the help of his best friend (Tanner Pafford). Also, Carries friends (Giselle Almanzor and Danielle Whiting) stop by on their way to a school dance, and the sheriffs deputy (Breanna Sykes) arrives just in time with her handcuffs.Capital City Bank hosts breakfastFree sports physicalsSpecial to The NewsWakullas health care providers are teaming up to offer free sports physicals to local student athletes on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. These medical evaluations will satisfy the annual requirements of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Students who plan to participate on athletic teams (or cheerlead) at the high school or either middle school during the 2013-2014 school year may take part. NJROTC cadets, Scouts, summer campers, Special Olympians, and other students who need preparticipation physicals will be accommodated as well. Special to The NewsThe Crawfordville Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team traveled to the University of Central Florida on April 6th to compete in state competition. The team, consisting of four 5th grade students and three 4th graders, was excited to show off their long term problem in the area of Architecture: The Musical. After qualifying for state, they spent many hours perfecting their performance and practicing Spontaneous Problems. Gracie Bruce explained, Practicing was the best part of Odyssey. We got out our giggles, got mad with each other and prepared for the day. The coaches agree that the students really learned about the importance of teamwork. In Orlando, the CES team competed against seventeen other teams in their age division. After finishing their Spontaneous problem in the morning and presenting their Long Term problem in the afternoon, the team enjoyed the UCF campus. Jessica Starling liked the state competition because we got to see what a college campus would most likely look like. Wilson Bruce agreed and said, Going to the campus was cool. Ally Harden enjoyed playing football and getting her picture made with Omer the Raccoon, the Odyssey of the Mind mascot. Crawfordville Elementary is so proud of their team Gracie Bruce, Wilson Bruce, Ally Harden, Jessica Starling, Rachel Freeman, Caleb Tillman, and Kristen Walker! The students and coaches would like to thank the many people who supported them in this endeavor. CES Odyssey competes at state Every Babysitters Nightmare is setCrawfordville Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team. 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Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views Sports Special to The NewsCasey Eddinger, a 2011 Wakulla High School graduate, recently received his associate degree while playing baseball for the St. Johns River State College Vikings. Eddinger signed with the Florida Southern Moccassins for a two year term. He was recruited by Coach Lance Niekro, in his rst year as head coach at Florida Southern. Niekro played four seasons in the major leagues with the San Franciso Giants. Since arriving at St. Johns River in 2011, Eddinger has been a two-year starter at shortstop for the Vikings. As a freshman in 2012, he hit .282 and was second on the team in RBIs with 23. This season, he has scored 23 runs and leads the team with 18 hit by pitches and was recently named this years MidFlorida Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as earning Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. Eddinger helped lead SJRSC to its rst conference title since 1977 this season as the Vikings are 38-16 and will compete at the State Tournament starting May 10 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland for a chance at advancing to the NJCAA World Series. Casey is a proven leader with outstanding intangibles and is a great defender that looks to shore up the middle of our defense, Niekro said. Casey is the grandson of Cliff and Ruth Harper of Crawfordville. Casey Eddinger with Mom Jan Colvin, Dad Tom Eddinger, Head Coach Ross Jones, brother Cory Eddinger and SJRSC President Joe Pickens.WHS grad signs with Florida SouthernBy AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.netThe War Eagles are one step closer to a district championship as they traveled to Panama City on Sunday, May 5, and beat the Rutherford Rams 7-4. The game was originally set to be played on Thursday, May 2, but was postponed because of rain and for the next two days, until the weather nally faired off on Sunday. Wakulla got things started at the top of the second inning when, with one out, Bailey Metcalf hit over the head of the Rams left elder for a double. Bryan Nichols followed suit with a double of his own and an RBI, scoring Metcalf and putting the rst run on the board. Rutherford answered at the bottom of the inning as their rst batter got on base with a double and was batted around by an in eld hit. Before the inning was over a shallow hit to center eld, although caught by a hustling Brandon Nichols in center eld, was able to score the runner on third, making the score 1-1. In the top of the third with one out, Micah Gray got on base with a hard hit to the Rams second baseman. A shot to center eld for Dalton Dugger appeared as if it would add a base runner, but an unexpected diving catch turned into a double play as Gray was caught without tagging up. Rutherford took the lead in the next half of the inning as, with two outs, a double earned them a base runner and an in- eld error would allow the score to become 2-1. Nichols drew a walk to begin the forth inning and when Brandon Geiger was hit by a pitch, the Eagles found themselves with runners on rst and second base with no outs. Jay Estes then laid a bunt down the third base line, loading the bases. With one out Bryan Nichols hit a liner over the second baseman scoring his brother, Brandon Nichols, along with Geiger and putting his team in the lead 3-2. But the Rams would score a run to tie it up 3-3 in the bottom of the inning. With one out and a runner on rst, pitcher Jake Walker attempted a pick-off that got past rst baseman Gray, allowing the runner to get to second and a hard center eld hit brought him in before the end of the inning. Scoring would cease in the fth, but picked back up in the top of the sixth as Estes got things started with a double to deep left eld. A sacri ce by Metcalf then put Estes in scoring position and great placement by Jeff Barnes would bring in the leading run. Rutherford then found themselves with bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the inning. A hard shot to left eld would score a run, but heads-up defensive playing by Wakulla caught a Rams runner trying to steal third base. Walker and Gray then ended the inning with a pick-off at rst base. The score remained 4-4 through the seventh, forcing the game into extra innings. The Eagles rst two batters, Estes and Metcalf would get on base with no outs and a bunt by Bryan Nichols put runners on second and third as Barnes then loaded the bases. Dillon Norman put Wakulla in the lead 5-4 with a base hit. Gray, with an RBI of his own would make the score 6-4 and an out eld hit by Dugger scorec the seventh run before the end of the inning. The Wakulla defense held the Rams at the bottom of the eighth ending the game with a nal score of 7-4 and a noteworthy performance by the winning pitcher, Jake Walker, who pitched all eight innings. The War Eagles are scheduled to face Gulf Breeze in the regional semi nals on Tuesday, May 7.BASEBALLWar Eagles beat Rutherford, 7-4 Special to The NewsOn Tuesday, April 9, Wakulla played host to Rutherford High School from Panama City. The day started with doubles, the No. 1 doubles team of seniors Chelsea Carroll and Rachel DixKessler won 6-3, 6-3 while the No. 2 doubles of Logan Kelley and Christina Evans lost their match. The No. 1 singles Chelsea Carroll lost her match, but No. 2 Logan Kelley easily won her match 6-0, 6-0. The No. 3 Rachel DixKessler lost her match, No. 5 Taylor Dunn won her match. Sophomore Christina Evans No. 4 player who was the rst to start her singles match would determine who moved on to the nal regional round. The teams were tied at 3 all. With a record four hour match both girls were totally exhausted but Wakullas Christina Evans won in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. This win would put Wakulla Girls Tennis into the history books by advancing to round two of the State Tennis Finals. Wakulla traveled to face Arnold High School from Panama City on Thursday, April 11, for round two only to face a very tough team of players. The No. 1 Arnold player has accepted a Division 1 college scholarship to play tennis. Wakulla still put up a good ght with No. 4 player Christina Evans winning her match 6-4, 6-3.AMANDA MAYORBailey Metcalf puts the ball in play for the War Eagles. TENNISGirls win rst round of regionals against Rutherford Colon cancer is the 2ndleading cause of cancer deaths in Florida. 7 out of 10cancer deaths can be prevented through screening and lifestyle changes. 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By CHAD LINVILLEThe Riversprings Track team nished the season on Saturday, May 4, at the middle school State Championships but it was a long road to get there. The Bears started off the season at the Jesse Forbes Invitational where the team placed 6th overall. Bryce Cole placed 1st in the mile (5:03:63), Haleigh Martin 2nd in the mile (6:06.70), Matt Bowyer 3rd in the 400m (58.14), MaAsa Gay 3rd in the 400m (1:06.56), Haleigh Martin 2nd in the 800m (2:47.35), Max Owens 3rd in the 800m (2:29.63) and Aaliyah Green placed 3rd in the shotput. The second meet of the season found the Bears at The Big Bend Classic at Florida High, where the Bears placed 2nd out of 14 teams. Performances of note include Adrianna Mitchell placed 3rd in the 100m (13:59), Haleigh Martin 2nd in the 1600m (6:15.13), Bryce Cole 1st in the 1600m (5:25.99), Matt Bowyer 2nd in the 200m (25.54), MaAsa Gay 2nd in the 400m (1:04.27), Matt Bowyer 1st in the 400m (55.67), Haleigh Martin 2nd in the 800m (2:48.05), Bryce Cole 1st in the 800 (2:20.79) and Max Owen 2nd in the 800m (2:26.58). The girls 4x100m relay team of Amanda Haire, MaAsa Gay, Cambreya Ford, and Adrianna Mitchell combined to place 1st (53.87). Hezekiah Gross, Dustin Concepcion, Matt Bowyer, and Kam Rosier placed 3rd in the boys 4x100m (50.12). The girls 4x400m relay team of Amanda Haire, Kate Bowyer, Haley Bennett, and MaAsa Gay placed 3rd (4:54.42). Michael Sammons, Jordan Trussell, Max Owen, and Bryce Cole ran the boys 4x400m in (4:09.31), and nally the team of Michael Sammons, Jordan Trussell, Max Owen and Bryce Cole ran a (9:53.84) in the 4x800. The third and what would end up being the final, regular meet of the season was the Rickards High School Middle School Quali er. The team placed 2nd overall out of 11 teams. Haleigh Martin ran the 1600m in 6:13.61 and placed 2nd, MaAsa Gay ran a 1:05.16 in the 400m to place 2nd, Matt Bowyer ran a 56.21 in the 400m to place 2nd, Bryce Cole, Max Owen and Haleigh Martin ran the 800m placing 1st, 3rd and 2nd respectively. The relay teams cleaned up with three 1st place nishes and two 3rd place nishes. On Saturday, the Riversprings Bears Track and Field team travelled to Clearwater for the FLYRA Middle School Track and Field Championships. This meet hosted 102 teams from all over the state and nearly 500 of the top athletes in the country. The stage was set for greatness as the Gulf coast breeze blew across the state-of-the-art track at Calvary Christian Academy School. God added a slight kiss of rain as the field events started at 8 a.m. The Bears kicked things off with Aaliyah Green in shotput and Adrianna Mitchell in the long jump. Aaliyah Green threw 31 feet to place 15th and Adrianna jumped 16 feet 4 inches to win the state title in the long jump. Bryce Cole stepped up to the line of the 1500 meter, running his best ever 4:29 and placing fth in the state. Haleigh Martin and Bryce Cole ran the 800m and placed 24th and 13th respectively. Matt Bowyer placed 7th in the state with an incredible performance in the 400 meter dash. Adrianna Mitchell, Cambreya Ford, MaAsa Gay and Amanda Haire ran against another record setting eld and placed 3rd in the state in the 4x100 meter relay. At the end of the day, eight athletes travelled to Clearwater and everyone ran or performed at their personal best. Six athletes returned with medals, and one returned with two, including a state championship. An incredible performance from an amazing group of Bears. 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About two months ago, I was in Crawfordville Auto and Tire and noticed a brochure about a shing tournament and golf tournament. I asked Dan Hinchee about it and he rst introduced me to Warriors and Quiet Warriors Southern Chapter. He said the golf tournament and shing tournament were to raise money to bring warriors to Wakulla County shing. I told him I wanted to get involved and take some of the soldiers shing. After talking with Bill Russell I found out when they were coming to Wakulla County and he told me that Capt. Mike McNamara with St. Marks Out tters was handling the shing. I contacted Mike and told him I really wanted to donate three days of shing to take some of these guys out. I talked to a good friend of mine, Capt. David Fife, told him what I was doing and asked if he wanted to donate three days to this and go along with me and help. He said youre not going without me. We crossed off those dates on our calendars, wrote down WARRIORS in big letters and couldnt wait for the day to come. Shortly after we knew the dates, I was talking with one of my charters, Mary Jackson, and told her what we were doing. She was so excited and said, I want to go and help. Ill bring all the food and lunches. She said that her dad was in the Marines and after he passed away her mother spent most of her time working with wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. I said I would love to have her go along but had to get the OK. On Sunday, April 28, six warriors from Ft. Benning came to Wakulla County for a week of relaxation. Fishing is considered therapy whether you are catching or just shing. These guys came to the county for some therapy on the water and I just hoped it would be catching and not just shing. On Monday morning around 7 a.m., David, Mary and I met the warriors for the rst time at the St. Marks Volunteer Fire Department. We had a wonderful breakfast prepared by Laura Williams, who prepared breakfast every morning for the warriors and other volunteers. She got up every morning in Tallahassee and drove down to St. Marks to x them breakfast and, man, was it good. The St. Marks Fire Department provided their facility and many of their members, especially Rod and Donna Strickland, were there every morning to make sure everything was OK. They opened the station up at 5 a.m. every morning so breakfast could be prepared. After breakfast, David and I went and got gas and shrimp for our rst day on the water with these guys. Mike had his three meet him at the old fort in St. Marks. Mary showed them the way to my house and when David and I got there they were ready to go. Yep, they allowed Mary to go and man did she and the guys hit it off. Mary shed with us the rst day but due to work wasnt able to sh the following two days though she did call each day to see how it was going. Someone up above was looking after us because fishing was pretty superb. We let Mary sh also and she caught a 28-inch red on her rst cast. Keith had never shed before Monday and one the second day was casting better than most people I take fishing who know how to cast. Everyone on the boat bonded so well and it was like we had known these guys forever. I dont know how many charters I have had over the past 17 years but I laughed more on this trip and had more fun than a person should have. The rst thing Keith caught was a turtle. He snagged a greenback turtle in the ipper. We got it in, got the hook out and let it go. He then caught a dog- sh, blue runner, lady sh, pin sh, hardhead cat and what we thought was a big ounder the way it was coming up. Turned out to be a piece of an old crab trap. Made an excellent picture and I have it on my wall. The last exciting thing he caught was the marker buoy. He said it didnt hit hard but did ght pretty well. We went in for lunch and Dan Hinchee did a fabulous shore lunch for everyone at Shell Point Beach. Some of the best grouper I have ever had and Bill Russells wife made the best tartar sauce I have ever had. After lunch I told them David and I were gonna try and put them on some r eds. Robert said he had caught trout but never any reds. We got anchored up and David and I threw out two corks with shrimp, handed them to Keith and Robert and immediately the corks went down. Keith didnt know what a red sh was and Robert was hooked into his rst ever. We had two 25-inch reds in the boat and it just got better from there. We limited out on reds and headed to the hill. SECOND DAY The next day was primarily trout and, man, did we get into them. We had a cameraman on the boat and just as he was getting ready to get on another boat and head in, the trout turned on. For 35 minutes all we did was take sh off their lines. Thirty minutes after the cameraman left, Robert caught and released a 32-inch red. It wasnt on lm but Ill guarantee you he wont forget it. Oh yeah, Keith hooked a leatherback turtle that probably weighed 500 pounds. The head on that turtle looked like a soccer ball and we didnt get him in the boat to release it. The only picture was from a distance. That afternoon Keith caught a 5-pound trout and was casting like he had done this forever. The reds didnt cooperate though we did have a few. THIRD DAY On Wednesday the wind was horrible and shing lousy. Bryan did catch a 4-pound trout, which made the day all worth it. I want to thank Angie at AMS for the shrimp each day and Jimmy Miller, Diana Nichols and the Vietnam Vets of America Chapter 96 for donating money for some of the gas in my boat and half of it was given back to Warriors and Quiet Warriors Southern Chapter. David and I regret not being able to fish with Sam, Ronnie and Jason but I know they had a great time with Capt. Mike. They were all talking about all the huge number of trout they caught and Jason, the youngest of the soldiers could not stop talking about the 4 foot bonnet-head shark he caught. He said he liked catching big sh. Enough thanks cant be given to Anthony Stevens, Bill Russell and the entire board of Warriors and Quiet Waters Southern Chapter for making this happen. Im sure I missed someone and to those others out there who helped and donated money I say thank you. The six soldiers who came to Wakulla and enriched our lives were Staff Sgt. Ronnie Salters from Olive Branch, Miss., Staff Sgt. Robert Harris from Phenix City, Ala., Cpl. Brian Noaker from Mobile, Ala., Sgt. First Class Sam Graham from Gautier, Miss., Staff Sgt. Keith Meyer from Columbus, Ga., and Specialist Jason Wilson from Ft. Benning, Ga. All are on active duty at Ft. Benning and with guys like this protecting our country we are in the most capable of hands. All politics were put aside and the outpouring of support from the citizens of Wakulla and Leon County to make sure these guys had a great time was outstanding. It was an awesome experience and I feel honored to have been part of it. This was something Capt. David and I will never forget and look forward to the next soldiers coming to Wakulla County. Our nation owes more than can ever be repaid to the brave men and women who serve to defend our freedom. Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsWarriors and Quiet Waters was a great experience From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL From left; Capt. Jody Campbell and Robert with 32-inch red sh; Bryan with a 4-pound trout; and Capt. Jody Campbell and Keith with a 5-pound trout.PHOTOS BY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS the EATIN path OFF Your Guide to Area Restaurants and CateringBrian MartinApril 2013 WinnerHis name was drawn fromTHIS IS GREAT! 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Page 13A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.coma 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 The international connection We have for the longest time, advocated that Wakulla County should be a destination for the international visitor. Wakulla Diving Center certainly is a destination, as better than half the advanced students come from abroad. A few months ago we had four visitors for advanced rebreather training visit from Colombia. These people came to us seeking our expertise. What they usually take with them, beyond knowledge and skills, is a number of technical solutions, designed and manufactured by our centers research department. The centers staff have become very used to seeing and supporting these visitors and their individual requirements for diving technology and long-distance travels. What took everyone by surprise, though, was a customer who walked in the door last Thursday: a visitor from Japan, who spent his 10 days of annual vacation in cave country, speci cally around Lake City. His enthusiasm was contagious as he investigated new options available to his rebreather that were developed in our facility. He had driven over 150 miles just to see us, and asked very politely if he could see a demonstration of our upgraded parts for his rebreather. He had read about it on the Internet, and wanted to see it for himself. When comparing the new system to his existing one his eyebrows popped up, and he uttered Japanese terms we could not understand, but which we took as approval. We were all taken by his excitement when he realized that the upgrades he wanted could be installed in 15 minutes. He ended up acquiring many more products from us, none of which are available anywhere else in the world, happily investing in toys he will take home to show off. This gentleman was a real delight, and pleasure to deal with. Unfortunately he had to leave the same day for the ight back home the next morning. The cultural exchange, while appearing entertaining in this case, makes the whole business side very interesting and stimulating. We still dont know how to pronounce his name, unfortunately, but his visit certainly made our day!Nothing happens without great teamwork in the Auxiliary. This weekly column is one example. This week, Duane Treadon deserves thanks for submitting the following article. This past weekend our Flotilla held its monthly meeting with 13 members attending including the ADSO-MA Lynn Mott, who drove to Crawfordville from Pensacola. Lynn is the aid to the District materials staff officer as well as our very own Division 1 materials staff of cer. This position in the past was little more than placing orders to restock materials like handouts, coloring books, stickers, information brochures, and give aways for the Flotillas public education, program visitor, public affairs and vessel safety check programs. Over the past year this position has grown in responsibility and now serves a critical function in material accountability for the Coast Guard. Limited funds are given to the Coast Guard from Congress to spend on equipment to assist the Auxiliary to perform its missions. As with any item bought with taxpayers money, we are held accountable for explaining why it is needed as well as maintaining items purchased. Though limited, these funds have been used to purchase life jackets, signal mirrors, P.P.E.B (Personal Position Emergency Beacon), safety lines, communication radios, and support materials in educating the boating public on best safe boating practices. Recent times have seen the Materials Of cers roll move from just issuing to tracking inventory, monitoring how it is used and how well it is being maintained. Just like the active duty and reserve Coast Guard crew, Auxiliary members are required to have certain equipment when they are going out on the water. Most of this equipment is personal protective equipment and includes items like proper life jacket, signal mirror, whistle, personal emergency strobe light and other items needed in an emergency. For the vessel, equipment is related to the safe operation of the vessel in an emergency situation like tow lines, loud hailers, communication equipment, and rst aid supplies to name a few. Members must have on le with the materials officer a form that lists all of the personal protection equipment they have. This form lists equipment issued by the Coast Guard and equipment that the member may have purchased himself. All equipment must be inspected every six month to ensure it is in good working condition. As with any new system, questions and confusion can occur. Members were very appreciative to have Lynn make the long drive to join us and explain the new process. Not only was she able to explain what needed to happen, but she also explained why the changes occurred. Auxiliary members are much like most people we dont like change, but when someone like Lynn takes time to help us all understand why the changes are necessary, it is easier to get with the program. A lesson the general and professional boater can take from this is that knowing your equipment, what you have on board, how to use it, its condition, and what is lacking can and will make you a better and safer boater. If you havent done it in a while, take 15-30 minutes and go over the equipment you have on board your boat. Do you have all the safety equipment required, is it in working condition, what is missing, would you be prepared to handle an emergency situation. When the boat starts sinking is not the time to gure out what dewatering/bailer device you are going to use. When you loose your way is not the time to see if you have proper navigation equipment on board. When your engine dies too far offshore for cell phones to work is not the time to gure out how you will communicate with others. A little time on shore can save you from a great loss at sea. If you would like to talk to us about scheduling a free vessel safety check, please contact Steve Hults, our Flotilla Staff Officer for vessel exams at fso-ve@uscgaux. net. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Auxiliary, check out our website at www.uscgaux.net for membership information or contact our Flotilla Staff Of cer for Human Resources Fran Keating at fso-hr@ uscgaux.net As Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. 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Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comreports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn April 28, Deputies Scott Powell and Richard Moon investigated a report of a reckless vehicle that was narrowly avoiding traffic on U.S. Highway 319. Emergency lights and sirens were activated but the motorist refused to stop. The motorist approached New Light Church Road and slowed down from 60 miles per hour to 10 miles per hour before dropping a passenger off on the side of the road. The vehicle accelerated and continued toward Leon County. The subject who got out of the vehicle told deputies he asked the driver to let him out on several occasions. He signed a false imprisonment af davit for prosecution but did not know the full name of the suspect. The Leon County Sheriffs Of ce, Tallahassee Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol were contacted but could not locate the vehicle. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of ce this week: APRIL 25 Ike Thomas of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a rental property. Carpeting was removed from the residence and multiple holes in the dry wall were discovered along with paint and crayon marks on the walls. Walls in the residence were also demolished. The estimated damage was $12,000. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. Steven Kelly of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of collectable coins, tools and medications. The property loss was estimated at $25,000. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Clint Beam investigated. An arrest warrant was requested for Roger Nathaniel Rosier, 36, of Sopchoppy for the charge of falsely identifying himself to law enforcement. Deputy Ian Dohme was attempting to serve two warrants but his patrol vehicle computer software program was down and he was unable to pull up a photograph of the suspect. Later, Deputy Dohme was successful in pulling up the suspects photograph and determined he had been given a false name. Sgt. Ryan Muse and Deputy Dohme attempted to serve Rosier a second time later in the shift and their suspect refused to come out of his home and continued to claim he was not the person they wanted. APRIL 26 Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Sgt. Danny Harrell responded to a disturbance complaint at a Crawfordville business. When they arrived, they allegedly found Donald Curtis Finch, 51, of Crawfordville creating a disturbance and in possession of a knife. During the pat down process, Sgt. Harrell allegedly discovered marijuana and a smoking pipe on Finch. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The wallet of a 14year-old male was discovered on a school bus with marijuana inside. The student admitted the missing property was his when he spoke to Assistant Principal Simeon Nelson at Wakulla High School. Deputy Scott Rojas issued a civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and released him to his mother. The marijuana weighed less than a gram. Shannon Faye Vernon, 33, of Sopchoppy was arrested for retail theft after Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff allegedly observed the suspect remove items from the store without paying for them. Fruit, food and beverages, valued at $87, were discovered in the possession of the suspect. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. The Youth and Community Services (COPS) Unit was informed of a 14-year-old Wakulla High School juvenile who was being harassed by other district students. The victim was being threatened by students wanting to ght him. Deputies Gibby Gibson, Scott Rojas and Joe Page investigated. An anonymous complaint was received about juveniles walking down Mohave Road and Catawba Trail with a pistol. The Airsoft pistol was recovered by Deputy Scott Powell, who informed the juveniles mother of the incident. The information was sent to the COPS Unit. Richard Degagne of Crawfordville reported a grand theft at his home. Computer equipment, a vehicle, electronics and printer were reported stolen. The missing property is valued at $2,475 and a suspect has been identified. The vehicle was recovered in Tallahassee but tools, a GPS and a homemade piggy bank were stolen. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Greg Ward of Crawfordville reported nding personal paperwork and a binder in the road on Shadeville Highway. The owner of the property was identi ed through a Social Security number, but Deputy Richard Moon was unable to contact her. The property was secured at the WCSO. Two female juveniles, both 14, were discovered in a state of distress during their visit from Thomaston, Ga. The juveniles had been drinking with male friends. Both girls were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Wakulla EMS. The WCSO Party Patrol of Sgt. Jeremy Johnston, Sgt. Billy Jones and Deputy Ward Kromer were noti ed. Sgt. Lorne Whaley investigated. Deputy Stephen Simmons was running stationary radar at the Panacea Plaza when he observed a vehicle traveling northbound at 51 mph in a 35 mph zone. Tammy Jo Parker, 40, of Crawfordville was driving but stated she did not possess a valid driver license. Parker was arrested for driving with a suspended driver license, habitual offender. She was also issued a traf c citation for unlawful speed. APRIL 27 Freddie Warr of Lake City reported a burglary to his shed in St. Marks. Someone cut the lock off his storage unit and removed furniture, household items and tools, valued at $2,920. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. Delano Taylor of Panacea reported the grand theft of a boat motor. The motor, valued at $450, was removed from his boat in his front yard. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated. Tina Ray of Mikes Quik Cash in Crawfordville reported a fraud. A customer, who has been identified, stopped payment on a check prior to cashing it at the establishment. The business has made several attempts to get the customer to make good on the check. The total loss was $225. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Deputy Richard Moon investigated a complaint of underage citizens attempting to get adults to purchase alcohol for them at a Medart convenience store. Aaron Franklin Swain, 19, of Crawfordville was arrested for possession of alcohol by a person under age 21. A 17-year-old female juvenile was turned over to a guardian. Michael Lawrence of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his vehicle at Shell Point Beach. Someone let the air out of the victims tire. A profanity was also scratched in the paint of the victims vehicle. Damage was estimated at $500. Juveniles were identi ed in the case investigation. Lt. Jimmy Sessor and Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated. APRIL 28 Johnny Kelly of Tallahassee reported an animal incident on the St. Marks Rail Trail. The victim was walking on the trail when a pit bulldog chased him. The victim defended himself with a walking stick. There were no injuries and the case was closed. Sgt. Danny Harrell investigated. A 14-year-old and a 12-year-old were struck by coins thrown from a passing vehicle as they walked on Mysterious Waters Road. The coins struck the juveniles in the chest and facial area. The coins were recovered from the roadway. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Kaitlien Salem of Crawfordville reported a lost purse. The purse was last seen while the victim was running errands in her vehicle. The lost items included her driver license, bank cards, medications and currency. Deputy Richard Moon investigated. Jackson Geiger of Tallahassee and Jordan Kimberl of Tallahassee were involved in a two vehicle traf c crash at the intersection of Highway 267 and Woodville Highway. There were no injuries but Kimberls vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. Sgt. Lorne Whaley conducted a traf c stop at U.S. Highway 319 and Dogwood Drive. Sgt. Whaley could not read the tag. Danny K. Godbolt, 46, of Crawfordville was unable to provide a valid driver license. Godbolt was arrested for felony driving while license is suspended or revoked. A passenger in the vehicle was issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for having an open alcoholic container in the vehicle. APRIL 29 A Wal-Mart associate reported a counterfeit $100 bill. The bill was collected and submitted into WCSO Evidence. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated. Deputy Nick Gray responded to a 7-yearold male walking down Arikara Drive in Crawfordville unattended. The juvenile went to a home of a neighbor and asked for food. The child was cared for by the neighbor until Deputy Gray returned him to his mother. The mother told Deputy Gray that she would attempt to lock the doors to keep the child from wandering off. Suzette Bragg of Crawfordville reported the theft of her boat which was tied to her dock. The victim searched the St. Marks River to see if she could find it. The boat was entered in the NCIC/ FCIC data base. It is valued at approximately $900. Deputy Elisee Colin investigated. Siefe Joseph Awad, 62, of Crawfordville was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license was suspended or revoked. Detective Derek Lawhon and Detective Matt Helms observed the suspect vehicle northbound on Coastal Highway. A traffic stop was conducted after Detective Lawhon recognized his suspect. He was taken into custody without incident. APRIL 30 Jack Sangster of Thomasville, Ga. reported a g rand theft of a water pump and tank from his Sopchoppy property. The property is valued at $2,000. A suspect has been identified. The property was recovered in Woodville. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated. A 16-year-old male was issued a civil citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana at Wakulla High School. A search of the suspects vehicle allegedly turned up marijuana in a plastic bag. The marijuana weighed 1.3 grams. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated. Tiffany Belcher of Tallahassee reported someone using her credit card at a Crawfordville gas station. The card was used for $72 worth of purchases. A suspect has been identi- ed. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. Thomas Ball of Crawfordville reported being a victim of a fraud. The victim was sent a $2,100 check from a suspect and asked to deposit the check in his bank account and send $1,960 back to another suspect. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks determined at the time of writing his report the bank had not identified the check as fraudulent, but is likely to do so. The victim also received a second large check which he did not cash. Garrett Haire of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two credit card accounts were opened in the victims name. The victim does not bank at the institution where the accounts were opened. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. Heather Marie Kampert, 29, of Tallahassee was arrested for DUI with property damage, leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to submit to a breath test following an incident at the Wakulla Station Kangaroo station. Lt. Sherrell Morrison and Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated a traf c crash at the store. The crash caused minimal damage to the structure. Kampert flagged down law enforcement on Commerce Blvd. with pieces of the building attached to her bumper. Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated. MAY 1 Patricia Mitchell of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. While on patrol in Crawfordville, Detective Nick Boutwell observed a 17-year-old male acting suspiciously. The juvenile was found to be in possession of the victims vehicle keys. The juvenile was charged with burglary of a conveyance and grand theft. Antonio Xavier Bradwell, 26, of Crawfordville was observed driving a motor vehicle in Crawfordville. Bradwells license was revoked as a habitual offender. He was charged with driving while license is suspended or revoked, habitual offender. Sgt. Mike Helms investigated. A Crawfordville resident reported discovering a lewd photograph on her daughters Facebook page. A 20-year-old suspect has been identi ed. The victims daughter is 14. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. Fredrick Debaufer of Panacea reported a criminal mischief. A vehicle owned by the victim was parked at a Crawfordville location when the windshield was broken. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $250. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 985 calls for service during the past week. 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Page 15A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comBLUE CRAB FESTIVAL PHOTOS BY JENNY ODOM SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe Blue Crab Festival was held on Saturday at Woolley Park in Panacea and featured the popular crab picking contest and mullet toss as well as lots of Panacea blue crab. More photos online at thewakullanews.com
Special to The NewsWith spring 2013 around the corner, many Americans will nally be venturing out to enjoy their yards. And according to an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive in December 2012, those with a yard/landscape will be looking forward to three yard and landscape activities most of all: relaxing, planting, and spending time with family. The study, conducted among more than 2,800 U.S. adults (ages 18+) on behalf of PLANET, the national trade association of landscape professionals, nds that yard/landscape ownership is highly prevalent (88 percent) among Americans. In fact, 81 percent of those with a yard/ landscape say the upkeep of their yard/landscape is important to the look of their home. When asked the chief reason for maintaining or improving their yard/ landscape, yard/landscape owners are most likely to cite showing pride in their home (42 percent) as the primary motivator, although creating an outdoor relaxing space (16 percent) and raising or protecting their property value (15 percent) also win double-digit support. But, when it comes to what the yard or landscape is commonly used for, relaxing rises to the top (26 percent), followed by planting owers/vegetables (17 percent) and spending time with family (14 percent). Not surprisingly, those with children under 18 in the household are more likely to view the yard as a place where the whole family can interact, and where kids can play. Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comAs if kudzu is not bad enough for Wakulla County and the rest of the south, now there is a kudzu bug. It eats kudzu, but unfortunately it eats many other plants, too. This pest was discovered in the Sopchoppy area last week populating a citrus tree. Kudzu bugs are native to East Asia and were rst detected in northeastern Georgia in October 2009. Research has indicated its introduction into the United States occurred from a single female lineage originating in Japan. They have quickly established reproducing populations and spread throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, and moved into Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Virginia. These pests are excellent hitchhikers which will cling to people and vehicles moving through an infested area. They are also good iers and can travel long distances. Individually this nuisance is easy to overlook as they are about the size of a lady bug. Their olive green to brownish color helps individuals blend into any native landscape. While there is a family resemblance with its squared tail and blunt dome shaped head, Kudzu bugs are not beetles. They are a nuisance stink bugs that secrete a foul odor and are capable of staining a variety of surfaces. As the name suggest they will dine on kudzu, but will also move into other crops such as soybeans, green beans and other legumes. There is serious concern these exotic pest will be one more recently imported impediment to production of cotton and soybean in the Big Bend region. In addition to legumes, they are attracted to a host of ornamental shrubs and native plants. With no known predators in the north Florida, the potential impact on native plants is in question. Kudzu bugs occupy their summers by busily eating plants. They seem to be particularly active when exploring a diversity of plants in spring before kudzu leafs out and in late autumn to get the last meal before overwintering. With approaching cooler late autumn temperatures, they actively leave their host plants to overwinter in leaf litter, underneath tree bark and in other protected locations. Kudzu bugs particularly like congregating in masses on light-colored surfaces during their active season. During the day they also like to gather in masses in the shade portion of structures regardless of color. Much like stinkbugs, adults will excrete an odor as a defense mechanism when disturbed. The defense chemical these insects secrete is capable of staining the natural or treated surface of the houses and buildings, and will mar the nish on vehicles. In its native habitat, there are up to three generations of these pests per year. In the warmer latitudes of Wakulla County the reproduction rate may exceed the recorded rate in Asia. Any pyrethroid based insecticide applied directly to the bugs can kill them. However, the bugs mobility and their overwhelming numbers make them dif cult to control. To learn more about kudzu bugs and their arrival in Wakulla County contact the UF/IFAS Wakulla County 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.Kudzu bugs appear in Wakulla County Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA kudzu bug, above, and several of the insects, left. The bugs have spread throughout the southeast and are nuisance stink bugs that secrete a foul odor. Its feared they pose a threat to cotton and soybeans in the Big Bend. Poll shows people like yards for relaxing 1305 Coastal Hwy. 98, PanaceaHome of the All-U-Can Eat Seafood & Chicken www.thewakullanews.comServing Wakulla County For More Than A CenturyThe Wakulla News BREAKFAST PARTNER... 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Like many other early foods the ease of preservation and long shelflife made peas a popular crop. Constant selection by early farmers improved yield and localized the peas to speci c areas. Some academics consider these early on-farm selections one of the rst steps at the dawn of agriculture and a move away from the hunter-gather societies of Neolithic Eurasia. Initially consumed dry as an early snack food or complement to the meat of the day, peas became the basis for soups, stews, porridge and other creative and imaginative culinary uses. These plants were useful to science too. The showy owers of peas made excellent subjects for Austrian Monk Gregor Mendels study of what turned out to be the foundation of modern genetics. The monastery, in what is now the Czech Republic, proved to be an ideal location for cross pollinating an array of pea varieties with the purpose of determining dominant traits. The quick growing plant made it easy for Mendel to study characteristics across many generations. For todays dietary considerations, peas are a vegetable which contain starch. The primary source of energy in vegetables is from starch. Most vegetables have a high water and ber content so the amount of starch in a serving tends to be much lower than other sources of starch, such as grain products. Some vegetables have more starch including peas and other legumes. There are currently three pea varieties in the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension demonstration garden: Snow pea, sugar snap and Alaska English Pea are all growing well and producing in Wakulla County. To learn more about growing and using peas in Wakulla County, contact your UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Of ce at 850-926-3931 or http:// wakulla.ifas.u .edu.Les Harrison is UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson is UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent.I had the privilege of spending a day recently with children from Medart Elementary School for their annual Project Learning Tree (PLT). During PLT, community representatives make presentations on nature, conservation and sustainability practices. The 2013 theme was Wakulla Life is Nice! and was coordinated by Brooke Mohr, a nationally recognized Project Learning Tree facilitator. Incidentally she also is an incredibly talented Wakulla County 4-H leader. I decided to speak on water conservation since we live in such a wonderful place with Wakulla Springs being a showcase to the world of clean, fresh water. Through an imaginary trip to the springs, the children and I noted the clear water and discussed how and why it remains that way. We concluded that we were quite special to have the springs so close by to enjoy. I reminded that that people visit Wakulla Springs from all over the work to witness the clear, clean water and that is not that way for many people around the world. I used a poem written by a student who was the same age as they when she wrote, When I look through my water window, I see river water for fishing, I see lake water for fun. I see ocean water for sur ng. Weve got water by the ton! But when I look a little closer for the part that we can use, I see weve only got a little; if I waste it we ALL lose! Wow, what a powerful message! The students were then reminded that even if a world map looks like it contains a lot of water or 71 percent of its surface, 96 percent is salt water and the other 4 percent is fresh. When looking at it through this lens, the amount of water on the earths surface looks somewhat different. We decided that there was water, water everywhere, but only a few drops to drink. I suggested ways that they might assist to safe the 4 percent of fresh water on the earths surface. The United State Environmental Protection Agency offered some great facts to allow the children to get a better grip on how people use or misuse water. For example, did you know: A household can save up to 20,000 gallons of water each year by xing leaky faucets. A leaky faucet puts 3-5 gallons of water down the drain every minute. More than ve gallons of water is wasted if the tap water is running while brushing teeth. Only a halfgallon of water is used if the toothbrush is just wetted and rinsed. This results in a 4 gallons savings each time teeth are brushed. Washing dishes with the tap running can use an average of 30 gallons of water. Washing a car at home, using a hose, uses up to 150 gallons of water. Washing a car at a self-service car wash uses 5 to 10 gallons. Using a sponge and a bucket, uses 1.5 gallons. Taking a bath uses between 30-50 gallons of water. A 4-minute shower takes 20 gallons. If your shower is longer, it could use more water than a bath so the secret is with either a bath or shower, to get in, wash and turn the water off. A low- ow showerhead will also assist in the saving of water. I then asked the children to sign a pledge. It read: PLEDGE TO SAVE WATER. I know that our Earths water supply is limited. I will do my part. I will turn off the water while brushing my teeth and I will shorten my shower to 4 minutes. Ninety-nine percent of the Medart Elementary students who participated signed the pledge. I was proud of them and the decision they made. I left the school encouraged and exhausted with a renewed appreciation for the teachers in Wakulla County! By SHELLEY SWENSONWakulla Extension ServiceGREEN LIVING Medart students learn value of Earths water PHOTO BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS In the garden now In the garden now Peas PeasBy JENNY DRUDASpecial to The NewsSpring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. What better time to clean your slate and prepare for the activities of spring and early summer. Here are 10 tips to help you lighten your load: 1. A good rule of thumb for keeping something is if you USE it, LOVE it or NEED it. 2. To keep yourself motivated remember purging clutter frees up your resources (time, space, money, attention) for the things in life that you REALLY want. 3. To expand on the motivation idea, create a vision of how youd like things to be and use that to measure your stuff against how does it t into the dream? 4. Facilitate removal of stuff from your house by having boxes on hand and designating a temporary staging/storage area. 5. If you are overwhelmed by the de-cluttering process, start with the obvious and easy stuff rst. The momentum that builds as you see results will help you move on to the harder stuff. Then there are the voices in your head. Lets address some of these: 6. I may use it one day. Ask yourself: how much space (and other resources) does it take, what is the cost and dif culty of replacement, and what is the likelihood of it being used in the near future? 7. I spent lots of money on this Keeping an item that you dont use, need or love, for this reason, is like throwing good money after bad. Give it away and make someone happy. 8. It was my parents stuff It has already served THEIR life and ITS purpose. You are not responsible for its future use. 9. I dont want to waste it Research ways to donate, sell, re-gift, recycle or re-use it. 10. Its a memento of a good time in my past Capture it in a smaller form, like a photo or a story about the item or a pillow from an article of clothing. Use your imagination. Make room for your future. Spend some time removing the clutter from your house, and you will reap the rewards of a more attractive and pleasing environment that makes it easier. Happy Spring!Spring cleaning is time to rid clutter
Page 2B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Clubs, Groups, Regular Meetings Thursday, May 9 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 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, 2140C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge. Friday, May 10 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call 545-1853 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call 545-1853 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 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, May 11 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 5:30 p.m. at Mission by the Sea Church on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point. Call 545-1853 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 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 produce and other food items. To participate in the market, contact Posh Java at 962-1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. Sunday, May 12 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion 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 544-0719 for more information. Monday, May 13 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the 26 Walker Street, Panacea. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information. LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN will meet at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call 545-1853. NAMI of Wakulla presents Jennifer Barr with Apalachee Task Force, discussing the topic of Suicide at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public at no cost. Crawfordville Womens Club. For more info call 926-1033. 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. 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 984-5277. Tuesday, May14 ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville at 6:30 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call 545-1853. 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 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, May 15 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS welcomes newcomers at 6:30 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call 545-1853. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call 545-1853. 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 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. Mah Jongg Club meets every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Precinct 7 voting house on Whiddon Lake Road. Newcomers are welcome; you do not need to know how to play. Government MeetingsWednesday, May 8 WAKULLA COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT will hold a public hearing at 5:30pm in the commission chambers.Thursday, May 9 WAKULLA COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center in Panacea. CITY OF SOPCHOPPY DEPOT COMMITTEE will hold a meeting at 6 p.m.Monday, May 13 PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a meeting in the Commissioners Chambers at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17 COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISORY GROUP will hold a public meeting in the commissioners conference room at 3 p.m. Monday, May 20 WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. at commission chambers. Wakulla Democrats will meet about upcoming reforendum 7 p.m. Senior Center sh fry hosted by Bevis Funeral Home $5 Tickets 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Paddling trail ribbon cutting ceremony 10:30 a.m. Wind mitigation workshop 6:30 p.m.ThursdaySaturdayMondayTuesday Week Week in in Wakulla akulla Wakulla akullaEmail your community events to jjensen@ thewakullanews.netWeekly meetings Special EventsThursday, May 9 THE WAKULLA DEMOCRATS will be meeting at 7 p.m. in the Wakulla Library. Wakulla County School District Superintendent Bobby Pearce will be speaking on the upcoming referendum for school funding. Come learn why it is vitally important to vote on Saturday, May 11, or on May 14, Special Election Day. Friday, May 10 THE WAKULLA LIBRARY will host their Friday Night Movie. This weeks lm stars Tom Cruise and is based on the novel One Shot, one of the bestselling Jack Reacher series of novels by Lee Child. This PG-13 (violence, language, some drug material) follows former M.P. Jack Reacher as he investigates the killing of ve people by a sniper. The accused claims his innocence and tells the police to Get Jack Reacher. Why was his presence requested and can Reacher get to the bottom of the story before hes hunted down as well? Doors open at 6:45 for the 7 p.m. showing. Monday, May 13 WILDERNESS COAST PUBLIC LIBRARIES governing board will hold a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. THE WHS SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL will will hold its nal meeting on Monday, May 13th from 3-5 p.m. in the Wakulla High School library. All are invited to attend. RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY will launch the Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trail at the St. Marks city park and boat launch beginning at 10:30 a.m. For details or to con rm participation in one of the eld trips, contact Diane Delaney by May 9 at email@example.com or by phone at (850) 320-1822. POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS Class will be begin on May 13 at 1 p.m. at Lake Ellen Baptist Church. Tuesday, May 14 FLORIDAS FOUNDATION will be sponsoring a free informative meeting on wind mitigation.Come learn how the type of roof, windows and doors you have can be improved and translated into savings, peace of mind and safety. The meeting will take place from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the commission chambers. Thursday, May16 WAKULLA COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP will meet in the Education Center of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This group meeting is for men and women, regardless of the type of cancer. For more information, call 9266050. May 9 May 16 Library News...A library outranks any other thing a community can do to better its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. Andrew Carnegie Last weeks Florida Library Association Conference in Orlando was very pro table for WCPL. Not only was a great set of games won via a silent auction for our child patrons, but three of the performers we have lined up for you this summer were part of the F.L.A.s showcase of performers. The fact that were able to bring such great performers to Wakulla County is something were very proud of. Great ideas were also picked up for our childrens and adult programs, increasing activities for teens, and adding services to the community in an economical way. Wed like to thank Wilderness Coast Public Libraries for sponsoring our trip down at no cost to the taxpayers of Wakulla County. We will continue to take advantages of these opportunities to improve ourselves and continue to provide the services that youve become accustomed to and so richly deserve.SUMMER PROGRAM JUST AROUND THE CORNERKeep a look out in mid-May as brochures about our annual Summer Program of Events will be sent home with every Wakulla student. This year well have our usual fun reading programs and great performers (as mentioned above) in addition to guest speakers and a film project that were offering to our teen patrons for the rst time this summer. Last minute details are still being ironed out but we encourage everyone to join us for all the fun this summer. This is always our busiest and most fun time of the year and we look forward to doing it. As always this program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIEThis weeks lm stars Tom Cruise and is based on the novel, One Shot, one of the bestselling Jack Reacher series of novels by Lee Child. This PG-13 (violence, language, some drug material) follows former M.P. Jack Reacher as he investigates the killing of ve people by a sniper. The accused claims his innocence and tells the police to Get Jack Reacher. Why was his presence requested and can Reacher get to the bottom of the story before hes hunted down as well? Doors open at 6:45 for the 7 p.m. showing.JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND WIN A $50 GIFT CARD!As part of the Friends of the Librarys annual membership drive this year, the Friends are giving away a $50 Visa gift card to a lucky person who joins up with the Friends. For as little as $10 you can join this great organization that has raised money for and supported the Library for over 30 years! The Friends are looking for those with new ideas for improving the library, promoting all that the library does, or joining us at great local events. You can be as active as youd like so please join up today and help this great organization that has saved the taxpayers of Wakulla County over $80,000 by funding programs outside of county or state tax dollars. Anybody who joins by May 15th will be eligible.By SCOTT JOYNER Library Director FISH FRY: Bevis Funeral Home will host a sh fry on Saturday, May 11, to raise money for the Senior Center. The event will take place on the grounds of Harvey-Young Chapel on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and tax deductible. All proceeds bene t the Food for Life Club.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 Page 3BBy JIM SAUNDERSTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, May 4 Maybe Rep. Irv Slosberg summed it up best when he spoke Friday from the Houses back rows. Sorry that we had a little meltdown for a couple of days, but 58 out of 60 days is pretty good, the Boca Raton Democrat said. The 2013 legislative session hit a rough patch during the final week when House Democrats protested the lack of a plan for expanding health coverage for low-income Floridians. An uninitiated viewer from Palatka or Wewahitchka might have been baf ed to tune in and see House members sitting around listening to an automated voice named Mary, of course read bills as part of a procedural move by Democrats to slow down the session. But put aside the protest and the failure to pass a health expansion. And Marys droning voice, for that matter. By the time the House and Senate adjourned Friday night, Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Rick Scott could tout a successful session. Most of their priorities passed, and Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford orchestrated the 60 days with a certain professionalism that even the Democrats seemed to appreciate. Scott, for example, focused on a limited agenda that had political curb appeal for lawmakers. That agenda included higher pay for teachers and tax relief for manufacturers ideas that probably will play well when lawmakers chat up the Rotary Clubs back home. This Legislature cut taxes so well have more jobs in this state, Scott said. We dramatically increased the funding for education, and we are giving our classroom teachers a pay raise... These are great victories for Floridas families. But part of the sessions smoothness also stemmed from an improving economy that gave lawmakers more money to play with. Unlike the past several years, lawmakers didnt have to make unpopular budget decisions about issues such as cutting funding for universities or trimming payments to hospitals and nursing homes. The bottom line is, theres nothing like having some money, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, said at one point during the session. KUMBAYA RETURNS TO THE CAPITOL At age 65, Gaetz is old enough to be the 33-yearold Weatherfords father and then some. But at least publicly, the pair respected each other and cooperated on priority issues, offering a change in tone from the past two years when the Senate, in particular, often appeared chaotic. The era of acrimony between the House and the Senate is over, Gaetz, R-Niceville, said to a crowd gathered on the fourth oor of the Capitol to celebrate sine die, the traditional end of the session. The House and Senate will always have spats, and some bills and budget proposals will always get killed as collateral damage. But Gaetz, Weatherford and their lieutenants seemed to get past those spats this year on most of the big issues. For instance, the $74.5 billion budget for the scal year that starts July 1 was nished Monday, giving lawmakers four days to peruse it before they voted. Along with providing money for teacher raises, the spending plan also will boost pay for state employees, pump more money into the university system and funnel money to projects and programs across the state. The Senate unanimously approved the budget, while the House passed it by a 106-11 vote. Similarly, Gaetz and Weatherford made clear from the beginning of the legislative session that they wanted to reform the states ethics laws and change the campaign- nance system. The House and Senate whipped together compromises on the issues, and Scott signed the bills Wednesday. Among the sessions other notable bills, lawmakers Friday approved a plan that will seek to prevent a repeat of the voting delays and other problems that plagued the 2012 elections in Florida. Almost all Senate Democrats voted against the plan because of concerns that it did not go far enough, but other Democrats said the bill (HB 7013) was a move in the right direction. It takes men and women of maturity to understand when youve done something in error to come back and correct it, said Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg. And we saw what happened in the November elections, and as a body we have come back this year to correct it... I look forward to us coming back next session and xing it just a little bit more. YOU CANT ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT Even when legislative leaders put their considerable muscle behind bills, that doesnt mean those issues will pass. That was evident this week when the Senate, in a pair of close votes, killed a Weatherford plan to revamp the state retirement system and a controversial education measure commonly known as the parent trigger bill. Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, particularly made a priority of a bill that would close the traditional pension system to new employees and require them to enroll in 401(k)-style defined contribution plans. While the speaker contended that the change is needed to maintain the long-term financial health of the retirement system, Democrats and some Senate Republicans combined to kill it (HB 7011). Opponents said the traditional pension system is important for government employees, including law enforcement of cers and re ghters, who often work for relatively low pay. They also discounted comparisons with privatesector workers, many of whom only have 401(k)type options. I just do not understand why we want to experiment around, and we want to take these people who are protecting us every single day and put them in a system, just because it works in private business, said Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican who gave an impassioned speech. But while people in the Capitol will remember the death of the pension bill and hundreds of other measures, the session will be known for lawmakers failure to approve a plan to expand health coverage for lowincome people. House and Senate Republicans decided early in the session that they did not want to carry out an expansion of the Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. That expansion was expected to lead to the federal government funneling an estimated $51 billion to Florida over the next decade to provide Medicaid coverage to roughly 1 million people. The House and Senate put together alternatives to a Medicaid expansion, including a Senate plan that would tap into the same pot of federal money to offer private health insurance to low-income people. But House Republicans refused to count on the federal money and pushed a smaller-scale proposal to offer state subsidies to targeted groups of uninsured Floridians. Supporters of the Senate approach, ranging fr om the hospital industry to organized labor, lobbied heavily but never could get traction with House Republicans. The frustration turned into protest this week when House Democrats reached into the rules book and used a procedural move to slow down the House proceedings for two days. But in the end, the session adjourned without the House and Senate coming close to agreement. STORY OF THE WEEK: The 2013 legislative session ended Friday night, after the House and Senate passed a $74.5 billion state budget for the scal year starting July 1. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: The chasm between the competing visions is too wide to overcome. Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, putting to rest hopes of reaching a deal on expanding health coverage for low-income people.WEEKLY ROUNDUP (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Say goodnight, MaryTALLAHASSEE The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is recognizing National Drinking Water Week 2013 with information to help you answer this years slogan, What do you know about H2O? Throughout the week, May 5-11, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and partners across the water community will highlight the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives. This years celebration gives special attention to ways consumers can get to know their H2O. Drinking Water Week is an excellent time for the PSC to re ect on our role in preserving Floridas water supply and ensuring that the water utilities we regulate provide their customers with safe, reliable drinking water, said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Bris. I look forward to using this opportunity to encourage consumers to learn how a safe and sustainable drinking water supply is maintained, thereby protecting our communities health and vitality, he said. To commemorate Drinking Water Week 2013, the PSC is providing consumers with important tips about drinking water within our own homes, ideas about water conservation, and a short play for teachers and students to use in discussions about the importance of sustaining our drinking water. ABOUT DRINKING WATER WEEK For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download, is available on the Drinking Water Week web page. For additional information, visit www. oridapsc. com. Follow the PSC on Twitter, @ oridapsc.Learn about your H2O for Drinking Water Week Senior Photos, Awards, Senior Trip, Prom and moreAdvertising Deadline: May 14 Publication Date: May 30 Remember This Years Graduate Congratulate Them in the WHS Graduation Special SectionProduced by CONGRATULATE THE CLASS OF 2013Sponsor Line ........$20 Eighth Page ...........$50 Quarter Page ......$100 .............................................................. $50 Half Page ..............$200 .............................................................. $75 Full Page ...............$300 ............................................................. $125 Back Page .............$500 Businesses Congratulating with Coupons ............$30Call Lynda or Denise 926-7102Full Color As Available
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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 Page 5B YOUR SUMMER GUIDE TO YOUR SUMMER GUIDE TO LOCAL CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES LOCAL CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES YOUR SUMMER GUIDE TO YOUR SUMMER GUIDE TO LOCAL CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES LOCAL CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES
Page 6B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comSome programs are offered at no cost, some have a fee, and Scholarships are noted where available. HAPPYTIME INSTRUCTIONAL DAYCARE CENTER Offering Full or Part Time Childcare year around AND before and After School Programs SUMMER CHILDCARE Includes a wide variety of eld trips and adventures for you children. We enjoy skating, museums, movies, bowling and so much more. Locally owned and operated by Linda and Chuck Wicker since 1983. Monthly, Weekly and Daily rates available Call to for our very affordable pricing 926-5226, Crawfordville Highway North. Registration for the Wakulla County Public Library FUN DAYS Reading Programs offered throughout the summer are Thursday, June 6 6-8 p.m. and Friday, June 7 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages Pre-K to Middle School. Book Babies, Book Bunch, Book Nook, Book Blast and more. Wakulla County Public Library Scott Joyner, Library Director 850-926-7415 See Monthly schedule below for other Library happenings for all ages Cinematics, Summer Performers, Magic Workshop for teens, Storytellin, Make Believe Theater, Talent Show. Teen Film Festivals and so much more. BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES: Arts, crafts, eld trips, Gulf World, swimming, movies, bowling, skating, and so much more! AGES: Pre-K 5th grade June 3 August 9 Monday Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Children meet at The Wakulla Senior Citizens Center Contact: Debbie 926-7145 $125/week or $25/day plus activity fees. Drop ins welcome! SWIMMING LESSONS Gena Davis, Instructor Red Cross Certi ed Day or evening classes. Two week sessions Beginning the end of May offering sessions throughout the summer. Private pool $50. per person All ages. 926-7685 or 510-2326 CAMP INDIAN SPRINGS Traditional Overnight Summer Camps June 9 August 15 Ages: 7-16 $500. per week Location: Camp Indian Springs 2387 Bloxham Cutoff Rd., Crawfordville, Florida 32327 Contact: Derek Hart 850-926-3361 Info@Campindiansprings.com SCOUTING Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturing Ages 1st grade to age 20 to Learn more about scouting for our area Contact: Marcus Floyd firstname.lastname@example.org or David Damon, BSA Unit Commissioner 850-251-4166 GAMERZ PARADISE SUMMER CAMP Video Games, Pool Tournaments, Ping Pong Tournaments, Foosball and more. All in an air conditioned and supervised environment. Kinect, X-Box Live, PS3, Wii and WiFamily owned and operated 850-926-9100 INTERNATIONAL GOLD GYMNASTICS IGG A funlled themed week full of gymnastics, eld trips, crafts, movies, games, indoor and outdoor play. Lunch to be brought from home. Snacks are provided. Age: 5 12 Hours : 7am-6pm, Carol McAliley or Stephanie Burton at 926-4431 Email: email@example.com, 54 Feli Way, Crawfordville Weekly rates: full day campers $145; half day campers $75; drop in campers $35/day, 10% discount for second child. The LEAERNING CURVE TUTORING SUMMER CLASSES Call us for Enrichment & Test Prep Ages: Kindergarten through College. Classes offered all summer Reading, Math, ACT & SAT Prep EOC Remediation and So Much More! Location: North Pointe Center, Crawfordville Call Melisa Taylor to Register 850-926-2179 or visit www.tlctutoring.wordpress.com for summer pricing and schedule WERE ALL SO PRECIOUS SUMMER CAMP! Field trips to: Wakulla Springs, Fun Station, the St. Marks Lighthouse, Jr. Museum and more. Bkf., Lunch & Snack Included Monday Friday 6:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Family Owned and Operated 22 Feli Way Contact: Mindy Zinser FREE SUMMER CAMP SHERIFFS YOUTH RANCH If you love being outside, meeting new friends, eating good food. participating in awesome activities, and learning how to become a better leader, CARUTH CAMP is for you!!! Includes Arts and Crafts, Challenges, Swimming, Sports, Canoeing, Nature Hikes, Camp res, Skits and Songs, Environmental education, High Ropes Course, Games and Archery. Contact: Lt. Bruce Ashley 850-745-7162SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH Its time to relax and have some needed downtime. The Wakulla County Coalition for Youth is proud to sponsor this Summer OPPS section. Recognizing that young people seek to nd their place in the wider world through many ways and means, the community hopes the following Summer OPPS hit the intended mark with many Wakulla youth. Positive youth development refers to activities and programs that nurture young people and help them build on their strengths. Positive youth development is not about xing kids problems. Rather, it helps young people nd positive things to say yes to. Positive youth development happens anytime an individual or a program teaches young people skills, connects adults and young people in a meaningful way, involves young people in the life of the community, and gives them a sense of belonging and accomplishment. In Wakulla there are many places that young people can nd this kind of nurturing. Wakulla has its own unique network of people, groups, churches, clubs, teachers, businesses, and agencies that help young people grow into competent adults. The nurturers might be piano teachers, soccer coaches, neighbors, Big Brother and Sisters, YMCA, church youth group leaders or grandparents this secion of the paper is intended to help you decide how to spend a bit of your time this summer.All Summer LongJune 3 June 7 CHEYENNE COUNTRY Camp Cheyenne CountryHORSEBACK RIDING summer camp for children ages 7-14. They will learn and improve riding skills, grooming techniques, safety and more. They also get hands on activities and live demonstrations! Dates and Times: All camps are a week long from 9 am to 5 pm. More dates may be added. Cost: $300 per camper /wk Ages: 7-14 Location: 151 Triplett Rd., Crawfordville Contact: Stephanie Hattaway 850-509-9149 June 6 & June 7 Wakulla County Public Library FUN DAYS REGISTRATION for Reading camps Thursday 6/6 at 6:00-8:00, Friday 6/7 10:00-2:00 Starting Tuesday 6/11 (each Tuesday except 7/2) Book Bunch (preschool) 10:30-11:30 Book Blast (K-2) 10:30-11:30 Starting Wednesday 6/12 (each Wed. except 7/3) Book Babies (0-3 yrs) 10:30-11:30 Book Nook (3rd-5th grades) 10:30-11:30 Cinemanics (Middle School) 12:00-1:30 Contact: Scott Joyner Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 Beginning June 9 August 15 CAMP INDIAN SPRINGS Traditional Overnight Summer Camp Ages 7-16 $500. week Location: Camp Indian Springs 2387 Bloxham Cutoff Rd. Crawfordville, Fl. 32327 Contact Derek Hart 850-926-3361 firstname.lastname@example.org June 10 -14 Wakulla County 4-H CAMP CHERRY LAKE Traditional rustic cabin camping experience at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison Florida 4-H Its Out of this World Leave Monday 8 a.m. and return Friday 12 p.m. noon Ages: 8-13 Cost $230. Partial Scholarships available Location: 4-H Camp Cherry Lake, Madison, Florida Contact: Sherri Kraeft 850-926-3931 sjkraeft@u .edu SUMMER PERFORMERS June 13 Wakulla County Public Libray Tutuola Dance Company 7:00 Contact: Scott Joyner Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 June 17th-21st CHEYENNE COUNTRY Camp Cheyenne CountryHORSEBACK RIDING summer camp for children ages 7-14. They will learn and improve riding skills, grooming techniques, safety and more. They also get hands on activities and live demonstrations! Dates and Times: All camps are a week long from 9 am to 5 pm. More dates may be added. Cost: $300 per camper /wk Ages: 7-14 Location: 151 Triplett Rd., Crawfordville Contact: Stephanie Hattaway 850-509-9149 JUNE 18 SAVARY ACADEMY SUMMER CLASSES Need to make up a class, recover credits, or make up the algebra EOC? Algebra Boot camp Date: TBA Do not need to be enrolled at Savary during regular school year to take advantage of summer program. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grades: 7 12 Contact: Donna Savary 850-926-9977 Location: 70-A Feli Way, Crawfordville www.savaryacademy.com JUNE 19 SUMMER PERFORMERS Wakulla County Public Library Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth Presents Sherlock Holmes and the Opera Mystery 7:00 Contact: Scott Joyner Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 June 24 27 Wakulla County 4-H BEEZ ARE THE BUZZ The focus is on Honeybees, honey production and pollination in our area. Cost is $90. Partial scholarships are available Wakulla County Extension Of ce Contact: Sheri Kraeft 850-926-3931 sjkraeft@u .edu June 27 Wakulla County Public Library Bits & Pieces PUPPET THEATRES The Sel sh Giant 7:00 Contact: Scott Joyner Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415JuneMay 11 SCOUTING Ages 1st grade to age 20 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturing Learn What it Takes to be a Scout 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hudson Park, Crawfordville Entertainment, local scouting groups, hands on crafts, food, vendors, silent auction, cake walk. Learn more about scouting for our area Contact: Marcus Floyd email@example.com or David Damon, BSA Unit Commissioner 850-251-4166 May 18Wakulla Health Care Task Force FREE SPORTS & CAMP PHYSICALS Physical exams for students to participate in FHSAA Sports Also exams for Campers, Scouts, NJROTC, and Special Olympians 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Middle and High School students including rising 6th graders 9 a.m. for WMS Students 10 a.m. for RMS Students 11 a.m. for WHS students Tallahasse Memorial Health Care 15 Council Moore Rd. Contact: Tanya English 850-926-0065 x 253 Tanya.firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Artz 850-320-2158 email@example.comMay 18 FREE CHILDRENs FISHING TOURNAMENT Wakulla County Sheriffs Department Open Boys and Girls Ages: 3 15 Fish out of Panacea Harbor Marina Fleet boats 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Weigh in 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woolley Park, Panacea Lunch provided to participants11 a.m. to 3 p.mGames, rides and exhibits all at Woolley ParkChildren shing from family or friends boats should register at Woolley Park from 10 a.m. to Children may sh at Mashes Sands Pier, Otter Lake, Woolley Park or any other legal shing site. Contact the Wakulla County Sheriffs Department for all tournament guidelines. Wakulla County Sheriffs Department Wakulla County Parks and Recreation 850-926-7227 Contact: Lt. Bruce Ashley 850-745-7162May Wakulla County Coalition for YouthDont let fees stop you. If tuition assistance is needed, call 926 3526 for an application which will be reviewed by a select few Coalition leaders to determine eligibility.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 Page 7BEach Week from June 9 August 15 CAMP INDIAN SPRINGS Traditional Overnight Summer Camp Ages 7-16 $500. week Location: Camp Indian Springs 2387 Bloxham Cutoff Rd. Crawfordville, Fl. 32327 Contact Derek Hart 850-926-3361 firstname.lastname@example.org July 1-5 CHEYENNE COUNTRY Camp Cheyenne Country HORSEBACK RIDING summer camp for children ages 7-14. They will learn and improve riding skills, grooming techniques, safety and more. They also get hands on activities and live demonstrations! Dates and Times: All camps are a week long from 9 am to 5 pm. More dates may be added. Cost: $300 per camper /wk Ages: 7-14 Location: 151 Triplett Rd., Crawfordville Contact: Stephanie Hattaway 850-509-9149 July 7-10 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs & Iris Garden Club of Wakulla SEEK CONFERENCE Environmental conference for teens from across Florida, includes eld trips and outdoor fun in groups. Cost is $225. Ages of entering grades 10-12 Full Scholarships available Location: Wakulla Spring State Park & Lodge Contact Dorothy Pate, email@example.com or Lynn Artz 850-320-2158, Lynn_artz@hotmail.com July 11 Wakulla County Public Library Tommy Johns Underground MAJIC WORKSHOP (for teens) 4:30-5:30 followed by Dig a Little Deeper Magic Show for everyone at 7:00 July 18 Mama Kokus Storytellin 7:00 Contact: Scott Joyner Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 July 15-18 Wakulla County 4-H SO FUN TO SEW Basic sewing skills including fun projects for clothing and home items. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 10-18 Fee: $60. Partial Scholarships available Location: Wakulla County Extension Of ce Contact: Sherri Kraeft 850-926-3931 sjkraeft@u .edu July 21 -24 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs & Iris Garden Club of Wakulla SEEK CONFERENCE Environmental conference for teens from across Florida, includes eld trips and outdoor fun in groups. Cost is $225. Ages of entering grades 10-12 Full Scholarships available Location: Wakulla Spring State Park & Lodge Contact Dorothy Pate, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Artz 850-320-2158, Lynn_artz@hotmail.com July 22 25 Wakulla County 4-H ADVANCE QUILTING Learning all about the art and science of quilting and fabric arts. Must pass a basic sewing skills competency exercise to participate 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Age: 10-18 $60. Partial Scholarships available Location: Wakulla County Extension Of ce Contact: Sherri Kraeft 850-926-3931 sjkraeft@u .edu July 25 Wakulla County Public Library Sean Driscolls Storyships Diggery Diggers ROCK AND ROAR DINO SHOW. 7:00 p.m. Contact: Scott Joyner, Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415JulyAugust 1 Wakulla County Public Library Katie Adams MAKE BELIEVE THEATER Pirate Tales 7:00 Contact: Scott Joyner, Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 August 5th-9th CHEYENNE COUNTRY Camp Cheyenne Country HORSEBACK RIDING summer camp for children ages 7-14. They will learn and improve riding skills, grooming techniques, safety and more. They also get hands on activities and live demonstrations! Dates and Times: All camps are a week long from 9 am to 5 pm. More dates may be added. Cost: $300 per camper /wk Ages: 7-14 Location: 151 Triplett Rd., Crawfordville Contact: Stephanie Hattaway 850-509-9149 August 8 2nd Annual WCPL Childrens TALENT SHOW 7: p.m. Contact: Scott Joyner, Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 August 9 1st Annual TEEN FILM FESTIVAL 7: p.m. Contact: Scott Joyner, Library Director Location: Wakulla County Public Library 850-926-7415 June 9 August 15 CAMP INDIAN SPRINGS Traditional Overnight Summer Camp Ages 7-16 $500. week Location: Camp Indian Springs 2387 Bloxham Cutoff Rd. Crawfordville, Fl. 32327 Contact Derek Hart 850-926-3361 email@example.comAugust Need to make up a class, recover credits or make up the Algebra EOC? Make Your Summer Count! You DO NOT need to be enrolled in Savary Academy during the regular school year to take advantage of the Summer Program, or the Algebra EOC Boot Camp.Space is limited and the deadline for enrollment is approaching quickly.Classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9am-3pm Grades 7-12Let us help you focus on the future today! (850) 926-9977 www.savaryacademy.com School locationfacebook.com/GamerZParadise (850) 926-9100 | theGamerZParadise@yahoo.com Kinect | X-Box Live | PS3 | Wii | Wi-fi Come and PLAY!SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR SUMMER CAMP!Video games, Pool tournaments, Ping Pong tournaments and Foosball In a Clean, Air Conditioned and Supervised environmentCall for SUMMER HOURS SUMMER CHILDCAREIncludes a wide variety of eld trips and adventure during the summer for your children We enjoy skating, museums, movies, bowling and so much more. Call today for our very affordable pricing. Monthly, Daily and weekly rates available.HAPPY TIMEInstructional Child Care CenterEstablished 1983HAPPY TIMELocally Owned and Operated By Linda and Chuck Wicker since 1983Offering Full or Part time Childcare year around AND before and after school programs 926-5226CRAWFORDVILLE HWY. NORTH SwimmingGena DavisRed Cross Certied teacher for over 20 years926-7685 510-2326 Private Pool All Ages-Day or Evening Classes -Starts End of May Sessions through Summer -Sessions are 2 weeks $50 per Person -Private Pool All AgesLessons Instructor: The Wakulla Before and A er School Summer ProgramPRE-K 5 TH GRADEARTS & CRAFTS FIELD TRIPS GULF WORLD SWIMMINGField TripsMON., TUE S. THUR S.Movies Bowling Ska ng and So Much More!OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY June 3 August 9 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $125 / week or $25 / dayPlus Ac vity Fees.Children meet at The Wakulla Senior Cizens Center For the Summer ~ Drop-Ins WelcomeTo reserve a spot, please contact Camp Coordinator Debbie 926-7145 ext. 222 Call us forEnrichment & Test Prep for Kindergarten through College. Classes offered all summer! Reading, Math, ACT & SAT Prep EOC Remediation and So Much More!850-926-2179Call Melisa Taylor to Register 850-926-2179or visitwww.tlctutoring.wordpress.com for summer pricing and schedule Two Campers for the price of one!Field Trips include: Wakulla Springs, Fun Station, The Lighthouse, Junior Museum and more Call now to reserve your spot!22 Feli Way, Crawfordville, FL 850745-8234 Were All So Precious Learning Center Summer Camp
Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Big Bend Maritime Center B i g g g g e e n n d M a r i t m m e e C C e n t e g g g g g g g n n a a e e n n B B B B B B B B B e e B e B e B Be B B e B d M M d M M M M d M M M M t t m m m t m m t i m m m t im ti i m t i C C C C e e C C e C C e e C C Ce C C e C e e e r e r er r r BOAT BUILDING SUMMER CAMPWOOLLEY PARK PANACEALEARN TO BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT!Young Adults Boys and Girls Ages 12 to 16 Work Together in Small CrewsTWO 6 Day SessionsJune 3 June 8 June 10 June 15Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday Morning to Launch with Parents & choose who takes home the boat.$125 a week per student Contact Roger Pinholster850728firstname.lastname@example.org Bring your own lunch and snacks. Water and Gatorade provided. Make Your Summer AWESOME!June 11,12,13 June 18,19,20 June 25,26,27 July 9,10,11 12-4pm ARTFUL TRUTH Wakulla County Health Department Wakulla County Students Working Against Tobacco Art education/ raising students awareness of visual media. Participants will create an art project that will be on display in the community No Cost Ages: Entering 6th Grade Fall of 2013 Location: Wakulla County Public Library Contact: Molly Clore 926-0400 x 207 Molly_clore@doh.state. .us JUNE 3 8 OR JUNE 10-15 LEARN TO BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT BOAT BUILDING SUMMER CAMP Offered by Big Bend Maritime Center Two 6 Day Sessions Monday Friday 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday morning Launch with parents and choose who takes home the boat $125.00 /week per student Offered to Girls and Boys Ages: 1216 Work in Small Crews Bring your own Lunch and Snacks Water and Gatorade provided Location: Woolley Park Contact: Roger Pinholster 850-728-2121 email@example.com OFFERED: ALL SUMMER VICTORY WAKEBOARDING INSTRUCTION MAKE YOUR SUMMER AWESOME WakeBoarding WakeSkating WakeSur ng Skiing Tubing Birthday Parties Ages: All Ages Location: 4 Gretchen Lane, Sopchoppy Contact: Brian Blackwell 615-970-0137 info@Victorywakeboard.comSpecial to The NewsWhen the economy took a turn for the worse several years ago, many families had to cut costs in order to make ends meet. For many families, that meant leaving vacations on the cutting room oor. While the economy has rebounded, uncertainty surrounding that comeback has prevailed for many families, who remain hesitant to book a traditional vacation for fear of spending money they might be better off saving. The sacri ce of traditional vacations has led many families to embrace the staycation, wherein families still take time off to be with one another but do so largely at home rather than heading off to an exotic locale or resort. A staycation is a great way for families to rediscover their own communities and spend quality time together without the hustle and bustle of airports or interstates. Families who still nd themselves hesitant to commit to a more traditional vacation can heed the following tips to ensure their staycation is a success. Go out to dinner. Part of the fun of a family vacation is getting to enjoy some nights out on the town. But even if youre not straying far from home this year, you can still enjoy the cuisine your community has to offer. Dine out a few nights during your time off, making sure to enjoy a few different restaurants instead of relying on one your family frequents throughout the year. Dining out on a weeknight will create the feel of a more traditional vacation, and you might just nd a new restaurant you and your family love and can revisit in the years to come. Absorb the local culture. The daily grind has a way of making life hectic, and chances are you and your family dont get to enjoy your own communitys culture throughout the year. Take advantage of the time afforded you by your staycation to soak up all the culture and recreational activities your community has to offer. Visit nearby museums, take in a performance at your local theater or explore a nearby park, be it for a day of hiking or a more laid back picnic in the sun. This can help everyone reacquaint themselves with the reasons you chose to settle down in your community. Go camping. Just because youre having a staycation doesnt mean you have to stay home. Spend a few nights away from home by taking the family on a camping trip. The fee to stay at a nearby campsite is negligible when compared to the cost of hotel rooms for an entire family, and you wont spend nearly as much on food because youll need to bring your own to the campsite. Camp during the week instead of on the weekends, and you might have more of the campground to yourself. Head for the beach. In its National Coastal Population Report examining population trends from 1970 to 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that 39 percent of the United States population lived in counties directly on the shoreline. Make time to visit the beach on your staycation, and you might be able to recreate the feeling of a more traditional getaway. Staycations have become a staple for families looking to avoid expensive resort vacations. But staying close to home can still be just as fun as traveling abroad. Special to The NewsCamping is a popular outdoor activity that attracts many enthusiasts year after year. Whether campers plan to spend one night or several in the great outdoors, there are certain tips to follow to ensure your trip is as fun and safe as possible. GEAR In order to be comfortable, stock up on camping gear. Tents, sleeping bags and other gear need not be the most expensive. Quality, moderately priced gear works well, too. With care and maintenance, camping gear can last for several years. A tent will be your rst line of defense against the outdoors. Although plenty of people prefer to sleep out under the stars, a tent is a place to avoid inclement weather and insects and have a little privacy. Your tent need not be too big, unless you plan to share it with many of your fellow campers. Since you will be spending the majority of your time outdoors, dont feel pressured to buy the tent equivalent of a three-room suite. A good tent should be sturdy, weather-resistant and large enough to t the people who will be sleeping in it during your trip. Invest in a pad to place on the oor of the tent to shield you from the hard ground. The pad will make sleeping more comfortable. If you will be sleeping during warm-weather months, you dont have to worry about an expensive sleeping bag. An averageweight one will be just ne. Dont forget to pack a pillow. WHERE TO CAMP Campsites may be public or private. Public campgrounds are generally funded by tax dollars and maintained by parks departments or government of ces. They may be free to enter or charge a nominal fee for use. Because of the low cost involved, they may be quite popular and crowded during peak camping season. Private campsites are run by private companies or individuals and may also feature RV hookups. In many instances, private campsites sell memberships to interested parties, which gives access to certain private areas. They may have more amenities than public campsites. Private sites also may employ security personnel and maintenance crews to ensure the areas are clean and safe and to enforce campground rules. An online search of both public and private campsites nearby can help you determine which option best suits you. Consider national parks, national forests and even the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages many recreational areas. AVOID CRITTERS Animals and insects are part of the camping experience. While they are unavoidable, there are some measures you can take to reduce the propensity for bothersome bug bites or clever critters raiding the cooler. Keeping a clean campsite is perhaps the most effective animal and insect deterrent. Ants and animals are attracted to food bits scattered around the site, so be sure to gather trash and dispose of it properly each day. Try not to store food on the ground. Whenever possible, keep food locked away in an airtight cooler or other container. Dry foods can be stored under lock and key in the car. To avoid insects, steer clear of perfumed products. Keep lights dim at night, as bright lights attract mosquitoes and other biting bugs. Use appropriate insect repellents to help further repel bugs.CLOSER ISNT ALWAYS BETTERMany new campers make the mistake of choosing campsites that are in close proximity to bathrooms and clubhouses and other reminders of civilization. But these areas tend to feature heavy foot and car traf c and can make for a noisy experience. PLAN FOR THE WETNESS Even if it doesnt rain, dew is an inevitable part of camping outdoors. Warm weather with high humidity can make dew even more plentiful. Use a shower curtain or another plastic impenetrable liner beneath your tent to reduce wetness and chilliness while you sleep. Be sure to bring in clothes and remove items from your clotheslines before you retire for the night if you dont want them damp the next morning. Use tarps to cover anything that should not get wet. Be sure to pack plenty of dry socks and changes of clothes and store them in zipper-top bags in the event clothing does get wet. CARRY IN AND CARRY OUT Part of the magic of camping is being able to enjoy nature and experience the great outdoors. It is crucial to protect natural landscapes as much as possible and to exercise caution around plant life. In addition, be mindful of animal habitats. What you bring to the campsite, including trash, should be removed when you are done. Do not leave a mess behind. Camping can be an enjoyable and inexpensive vacation option. Learning the ropes and heeding some advice can make camping an enjoyable getaway year after year. Your family can make the most of a staycation Get ready for camping season with these tipsA staycation can still include some family fun at the beach. DONT MISS OUT ON THESE ADDITIONAL LISTINGS OF CAMPS AND PROGRAMS
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Please direct all questions to: ADMINISTRA TIVE Deborah DuBose, Wakulla County BOCC Phone: 850.926.9500 x 707 FAX: 850.926.0940 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TECHNICAL Alan Wise, Preble-Rich, Inc. 36 Jasper Thomas Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327 Office: 850.528.0300 E-Mail: wisea@pr eble rish.com ITB documents will be available at www.mywakulla.com on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, or can be picked up at Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administrative Office at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 after 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Plans and Specifications Packages may be purchased at the Wakulla County Purchasing Office at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 for a fee of $100.00. Checks or money orders only please made payable to: Preble-Rish, Inc. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Wakulla County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any person with a qualified disability requiring special accommodations at the bid opening shall contact purchasing at the phone number listed above at least 5 business days prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact this office by using the Florida Relay Services which can be reached at 1.800.955.8771 (TDD). The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of Wakulla County. Randy Merritt, Chairman Deborah DuBose, Director, Employee Support Svcs. May 2 & 9, 2013 5637-0509 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE 05/21 and 05/25 sale dates NOTICE OF SALE Public Notice is hereby given that the C & P Towing will sell at Public Auction for towing and storage, pursuant to Florida Statutes section 731.78. C & P Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. To be held at C & P Towing at 2235 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, at 9:00 a.m. on the following vehicles: 5/21/2013 SALE DATE: 1998 FORD VIN #2FMDA51U7WBA15949 5/25/2013 SALE DATE: 2002 FORD VIN #3FAFP13P22R149149 Published one time (1) in The Wakulla News May 9, 2013 5643-0516 TWN vs. Black, Rebecca Case No. 12-335-CA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 5644-0516 TWN vs. Southpoint Ind. Case No. 12-100-CA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO: 12-100-CA CENTENNIAL BANK f/k/a WAKULLA BANK, Plaintiff, v. SOUTHPOINT INDUSTRIES, INC., a Florida Corporation; REBECCA G. BLACK, Individually; REBECCA GREEN BLACK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGE THOMAS BLACK REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated January 4, 1995; EMPIRE EQUIPMENT COMPANY, a North Carolina Corporation, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT, in accordance with the Final Judgment dated April 18, 2013, in the above-styled case, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in accordance with Florida Statutes .031, the real property located at 872 Coastal Highway, Panacea, Wakulla County, Florida, 32348 which has the following legal description: Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 36, (also being the Southwest corner of sections 25), Township 5 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida and run South 01 degrees 02 minutes 40 seconds West along the Westerly boundary of said Section 36, a distance of 500.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning run South 88 degrees 57 minutes 20 seconds East 360.33 feet to the Westerly right-of-way boundary of U.S. Highway No. 98, thence run South 17 degrees 22 minutes 59 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 447.74 feet, thence leaving said right-of-way boundary run North 88 degrees 57 minutes 20 seconds West 510.00 feet, thence run North 17 degrees 22 minutes 59 seconds East 447.74 feet, thence run South 88 degrees 57 minutes 20 seconds East 149.67 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 5.03 acres, more or less. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT WAKULLA COUNTY (seal) By:/s/Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk May 9 & 16, 2013 Pelican Post Post your classi ed line ad in The Wakulla News and it will run on our website thewakullanews.com for FREE! Post it! Buy it! Sell it! Deadline Monday 11:00 A.M.CLASSIFIED ADS Starting at just $12.00 a week! 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It needs refiningAmerican Prole Hometown Content 4/28/2013 Page 10B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com RENTALS NEEDED!!Talk to us today about managing your property! We have an experienced Property Management Team who will provide you with an excellent level of customer service and results!A New Level of Service!!!850926-8777 www.bluewaterrealtygroup.com AVAILABLE RENTALSProperty Management, Rentals & Real Estate 26 Beeler3 BR/2BA w/1 car attached garage, fenced back yard. Pets okay w/ prior approval & $250 fee. Available May 1. $900 mo., $900. Security Deposit. 216 Sam Smith 2 BR/1BA Singlewide on 1 Acre. Pets okay with prior approval + $250. fee $650. mo., $650. Security Deposit 29C Old Courthouse 2BR/2.5 BA, 2 masters upstairs. $700 mo., $700 security deposit. No smoking, pets okay with $250 fee. Long-Term & Vacation Rentals Wakulla & Franklin Counties!850-984-0001 146 Coastal Hwy. Panacea, FL 32346 email@example.com www.obrealty.com W 8 Need to rent your house?Ochlockonee Bay Realty has been in the rental management business for 25 years and has a dependable, experienced rental team.Let our experience work for you!2619 Surf Rd. Bayfront 2BR/1BA $550 mo./$550 Security Deposit Pets Considered 1119 Alligator Dr. Beachfront home Alligator Point 2BR/2BA Furnished, w/ replace, deck on the Gulf of Mexico $1,200 mo./$1,200 Security Deposit. No smoking. No Pets. 63 Suwanee Rd. 2BD/2BA, hardwood oors and very nice sun room. $850 mo./$850 Security Deposit. 142 Shar-Mel-Re 3BD/2BA, wood ooring in great room, fenced back yard. $900 mo./$900 Security Deposit. No smoking. No Pets.IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 12-335-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, Plaintiff, v. REBECCA G. BLACK, individually; REBECCA GREEN BLACK AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE GEORGE THOMAS BLACK REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated January 4, 1995; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE GEORGE T. BLACK REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated January 4, 1995; ALEX255, L.L.C., a Florida limited liability company; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT, in accordance with the Final Judgment dated April 18, 2013, in the above-styled case, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in accordance with Florida Statutes .031, the real property located at Highway 98, Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida 32322, which has the following legal description: The East Fifty (50) Feet of Lot 14, Block C, of Saint James Island Park Unit No. 1, A subdivision as per map or plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 19, of the Public Records of Franklin County, Florida. And the real property located at 145 Dogwood Drive, Crawfordville, WakullaCounty, Florida 32327, which has the following legal description: Commence at the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter of Lot 77of the Hartsfield Survey of Lands in Wakulla County, Florida, thence run South 72 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds West along the Northerly boundary of said Lot 77 a distance of 420.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING (said point being referenced by an iron pipe offset 13.81 feet southerly on the westerly boundary of herein described). From said POINT OF BEGINNING run South 17 degrees 23 minutes 35 seconds East 220.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 72 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds East 100.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 17 degrees 23 minutes 35 seconds West 220.00 feet to a point on the Northerly boundary of said Lot 77 (said point being referenced by an iron pipe offset 12.31 feet southerly on the easterly boundary of herein described), thence run South 72 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds West along the Northerly boundary of said Lot 77 a distance of 100.12 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.505 acres, more or less in the Northwest Quarter of said Lot 77, Hartsfield Survey, and subject to a public road lying along the Northerly boundary. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT WAKULLA COUNTY (SEAL) By:/s/Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk May 9 & 16, 2013 5635-0516 TWN vs. BARNES, ROMAINE CASE NO 65-2011-CA-000292 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2011-CA-000292 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FKA 5636-0516 TWN Vs. Copperhead Construction Case No. 12-338-CANotice of Foreclosure Sale Public Notice IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 12-338-CA CENTENNIALBANK,as successor in interest to WAKULLABANK, Plaintiff, vs. COPPERHEAD CONSTRUCTION, INC. n/k/a KEN DAVIS CONSTRUCTION AND ROOFING, INC., a Florida corporation, AMERICAN BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO., INC., trading as ABC SUPPLYCO., INC. f/k/a BRADCO SUPPLYCORPORATION, and PREMIER BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 18, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Lobby of the Clerks Office, of the Wakulla County Courthouse in Crawfordville, Florida on May 30th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., the following described property: Lots 41 and 42, Block 49, WAKULLAGARDENS, Unit 5, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 56, Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. SUBJECT TO restrictions, easements, and reservations of record, if any, not specifically reimposed or extended hereby. PARCELID Number: 00-00-034-012-09584-000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner(s) as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED ON April 18, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of Court (Seal) By:/s/ Tiffany Deschner, As Deputy Clerk LAWYER FOR PLAINTIFF: Mary Ellen Davis, Esquire 17 High Drive, Suite C, P.O. Box 1720 Crawfordville, FL32326 (850) 926-6003 May 9 & 16, 2013 5642-0516 TWN Vs. Scott, Amber Case No: 12-CA-000343 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA CASE 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 TENANTI; 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 FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Wakulla County, Florida, will on the 23rd day of May 2013, at 11am at the Front lobby of the Wakulla Courthouse located in Crawfordville, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Wakulla County, Florida: Lot 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. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 8th day of April, 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/Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk ATTORNEYFOR PLAINTIFF: Latasha Moore-Robinson Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 May 9 & 16, 2013 THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006RS1 PLAINTIFF, VS. ROMAINE P. BARNES, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S), NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 17th, 2013 and entered in Case No. 65-2011-CA-000292 in the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida wherein The Bank of New York Mallon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee for RAMP 2006RS1 was the Plaintiff and ROMAINE P. BARNES, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327 on the 30th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1 OF DONELLA HEIGHTS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF 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. BRENT X. THURMOND, Clerk, Circuit Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk Wesley L. Ridout, Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 6675 Corporate Center Pkwy, Ste 301 Jacksonville, FL 32216 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm. 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303, (850) 577-4401, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. May 9 & 16, 2013 5645-0516 TWN Sale Date 05/25 Crawfordville Self Storage PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statues, Chapter 83, Part IV that Crawfordville Self Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy. of the contents of Mini-Warehouse containing personal property of: Jennifer Pitts Timothy White Bryant Withers William Cotton Before the sale date of Saturday, May 25, 2013, the owners may redeem their property by a payment of the outstanding balance and cost by paying in person at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy. May 9 & 16, 2013 5638-0530 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2013 TXD 004 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate #161 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:11-4S-02W-000-01888-002THE N1/2 OF THE S1/2 OF THE S1/2 OF THE NE1/4 OF SEC 11 P-3-2-M-49C OR 127 P 650 OR 293 P 856 Name in which assessed Heirs of Melissa Meyers said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 12 day of June, 2013at 10:00 A.M. Dated this26day of April, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaMay 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013 5639-0530 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2013 TXD 005 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate #723 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:01-6S-02W-000-03588-002 1-6S-2W P-23-M-55 LOT LYING BETWEEN WILLIAM BROTHERS LUMBER CO LOT & TROY FAIN LOT ON RIVER IN SW1/4 OF SEC 1 Name in which assessed Panacea Coastal Prop Inc said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 12 day of Juneat 10:00 A.M. Dated this 26 day of April, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida May 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013 5640-0530 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2013 TXD 006 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 10 U, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate #615 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:25-5S-02W-046-03432-001 AQUA DE VIDA BLOCK L LOT 17 & 18 OR 296 P 240 & OR 336 P 523 Name in which assessed J. DONALD NICHOLS said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 12th day of June, 2013.at 10:00 A.M. Dated this29day of April 2013Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida May 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013 5641-0530 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO.2013 TXD 007 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 10U, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate #510 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Parcel #:24-5S-02W-057-03123-000 PANACEA MINERAL SPRINGS 1ST UNIT BLOCK 9 LOTS 12 & 13 OR 530 P 99 OR 535 P 659 Name in which assessed JUDITH L. DOWE & FRANCIS G. DINARDI said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 12th day of June, 2013,at 10:00 A.M. Dated this29day of April2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaMay 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Each puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1 to 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sections that youve already used elsewhere in that section. Also, you can use each number 1-9 only once in each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical column of nine squares. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, May 9, 2013 Page 11B 1. SCIENCE: What is the conversion of water vapor to liquid called? 2. PSYCHOLOGY: What is gymnophobia? 3. LITERATURE: What was the name of the centaur in Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone? 4. MOVIES: What does Cruela De Vil want to make out of the puppies in Dalmatians? 5. TELEVISION: Where does the show The Gilmore Girls take place? 6. MUSIC: In what year did the Beatles make their first visit to the United States? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Iceland? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of animal is a macaque? 9. MEDICINE: What is the chief cause of cholera? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the biggest snake in the world, in terms of weight and girth? 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Condensation 2. Fear of nudity 3. Firenze 4. A fur coat 5. Stars Hollow, Conn. 6. 1964 7. Reykjavik 8. A monkey 9. Contaminated water 10. The anaconda Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints
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