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By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.net School board members voted this week to advertise the tentative budget for 2013-14 that includes payraises for teachers. Teachers are slated to vote on ratifying the proposed contract when they return to work on Aug. 9. The school board approved the contract at its meeting on Monday, July 22. According to the districts Chief Financial Of cer Randy Beach, the raises are based on performance evaluations, with teachers graded as effective receiving about $2,000 and those highly effective getting about $2,300. Other district employees are slated to receive pay increases of at least $1,000, Beach noted although a considerable amount of that may get eaten up by increases in health insurance. The total budget for the school board including all sources of revenue totals some $51 million, a slight decrease from last year, which was about $51.2 million. General revenue and expenditures total about $40 million. About 77 percent of the budget is salaries and bene ts. (The approved advertisements for the district budget and hearings appear on Page 4A.) This years tax levy totals 8.55 mills, which accounts for about $7.6 million of the general revenues. A mill equals $1 for each $1,000 taxable property value. An average $100,000 home with in Wakulla County with $25,000 homestead exemption would pay just over $641 in school taxes. That does not include other local taxing districts such as Wakulla County or the Northwest Florida Water Management District. At Mondays meeting, Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce noted that the local tax levy is about $250,000 less than last year including the half-mill levy. The bulk of the money for schools $26 million comes from state sources. The money for teacher and other employee payraises came from a $1.6 million increase from the state, part of Gov. Rick Scott and the state legislatures increase in education spending. Beach estimated about $800,000 of the increase is going towards pay raises, with another $600,000 earmarked for increases in teacher and employee retirement. The district still faces challenges of declining enrollment, having lost 100 students last year. Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 118th Year, 30th Issue Thursday, July 25, 2013 T w o S e c t i o n s Two Sections 7 5 C e n t s 75 Cents k h h h k l l h P u b l i s h e d W e e k l y R e a d D a i l y Published Weekly, Read DailyPublic Notices ...................................................Pages 3A, 4A, 5A The Opinion Page ...........................................................Page 6A Street Beat ......................................................................Page 7A Church.............................................................................Page 8A Obituaries .......................................................................Page 9A Community ...................................................................Page 10A School ...........................................................................Page 11A Sports ...........................................................................Page 12A Outdoors ......................................................................Page 13A Water Ways ...................................................................Page 14A Sheriffs Report................................................................Page 15A Weekly Roundup ...........................................................Page 16A Natural Wakulla ............................................................Page 18A Senior Citizens .................................................................Page 1B Arts & Entertainment .......................................................Page 3B Week in Wakulla................................................................Page 4B Thinking Outside the Book.................................................Page 5B Classi eds ........................................................................Page 6B Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 6B Comics ...........................................................................Page 10B INDEX OBITUARIES Emma Lou Metcalf Johnston Dannie Oliver Langston newsThe WakullaTeacher payraises in school budgetWhat to do about TDC director? Teachers still must ratify contract; tax levy f or property owners will remain about the same as past years A n i m a l c o n t r o l Animal control m u r a l mural By AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.netImagine living life on a chain no more than 10 feet long, spending day after day outside in the elements with zero shelter from the sun or rain. You suffer from hip problems and your lower half is askew noticeable to any passerby even as you sit not that you have anyone who passes by. That was the fate of a dog, originally named Joe, and three others that were residing on a local mans property. The man had been arrested, explained Animal Control Officer Bonnie Brinson, so the shelter had taken the four dogs in. Everybody fell in love with Joe, Brinson explained, and added that Joes name had been changed to Bojangles when he got to the shelter. He walked bowlegged, said Brinson, presumably from living all his life on a chain and hed also had some injuries to his hips. Dr. Norm Griggs was credited for providing Bojangles veterinarian care for free so that he could get out of the shelter. Given the condition he was found in and the neglect he had experienced, says recent Wakulla High School graduate Kiersten Simmons, you would think that the dog would have some sort of temperament or behavioral issues, but that just wasnt the case with Bojangles. He was the sweetest dog, said Simmons.Turn to Page 2AAMANDA MAYOR SPECIAL TO THE NEWSBy AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.net With a vacant position for county Tourist Development Council, and differing views on how to ll it go with a county employee or a contract employee county commissioners voted 3-2 to go with a contract director. Commissioner Ralph Thomas presented three options for the boards consideration at the commission meeting on July 15, each option consisting of budget allocation variances of a contracted position. The TDC has had a vacancy since former Director Pam Portwood left at the end of May. Before Portwoods exit, the TDC held a series of workshops in conjunction with the commissioners on the topic of establishing a new director. Since then, the council has adamantly maintained their preference for a contracted director despite some commissioners views that the position should be lled by a county employee. In workshop, Commissioner Howard Kessler had expressed the need for a different model, referring to the director position. Commissioner Jerry Moore seemed to concur with Kesslers idea, giving his suggestion that they let the TDC be their own director. Rather than spending money on a directors salary, Moore advocated for using those dollars for marketing and advertising. Thomas, who is the commissioner assigned to the TDC, said that if the position were to be lled by a county employee, that the board would be limiting its options. Commissioner Richard Harden had also been for hiring a contractor, while Chairman Randy Merritt had stated that he would like the position to be held by a county employee. However, at the closing of their nal workshop on the matter, it seemed as if the board would go with the TDCs suggestion of a contracted director and, two months later, they agreed to do just that. Turn to Page 5ACOUNTY COMMISSIONBoard votes 3-2 to hire contract employee for postRecent Wakulla High School graduate Kiersten Simmons with a mural she painted at animal control shelter of a rescue dog named Bojangles. The project earns her volunteer hours for Bright Futures. S t o r m w a r n i n g Storm warning Students artworks are intended to lighten up the spaceA Wakulla News reader on a recent trip to Shell Point Beach with her kids, took this photo of a storm coming ashore from the Gulf. School board tentative budget hearing is set for Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. The nal hearing will likely be set for Sept. 9. W a k u l l a C o u n t y S e n i o r C i t i z e n s C e l e b r a t e L i f e Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life S e e P a g e 1 B See Page 1B
Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comFrom Page 1AShe used the word was, not because Bojangles life had ended, but rather, just the opposite it had just begun. Brinson explained that Bojangles had recently been adopted by a family and, although he has left the county, his story remains within the walls of the shelter on the walls to be exact. As a requirement for Bright Futures scholarships, high school graduates are required to have a certain amount of volunteer hours under their belt in order to receive funding for a college education. The recent grad plans to rst attend Tallahassee Community College to receive her associate degree before then going on to study digital design. Simons was looking for a volunteer opportunity and contacted Brinson, who asked if Simmons was into painting or anything because the shelter really needed some sprucing up. Its just kind of gloomy in here, said Brinson of the inside of the shelter and added that it gets even more so especially during the summer as the shelter is constantly full, even over owing. Simmons has been drawing and painting since a very young age and also took three years of art classes while in high school. Brinson said they had given Simmons a picture and she freehanded the murals on the wall. She pointed out the likeness of Simmons painting to the real life dog. From his folded-over ear down to his noticeably crooked hips. She really captured him perfectly, Brinson said. Simmons has so far spent more than 60 hours painting a couple of different murals at the shelter, not only brightening up the interior, but lending the shelters dogs some company as well. Her goal is to earn at least 80 hours before the summers end, so shes spent almost every day at the shelter working on her paintings. Simmons describes herself as an animal lover, noting her family has three dogs, two horses and a cat. And Im trying to get my parents to let me bring this guy home, she said of a husky mix at the shelter who directly faces the wall that shes been working on. Simmons art has won contests, earned ribbons and has even been displayed at the Wakulla Springs Lodge and the Capitol building in Tallahassee. When asked what her favorite part about her art was, a smile swept across her face. Seeing peoples faces, she said. Its a great feeling when I know that my work has made a difference in someones life.By AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.net County commissioners unanimously voted to take over a piece of property offered free by its owner, Gray Services after racking up thousands of dollars in nuisance nes. County Attorney Heather Encinosa described the property as being in a fairly bad state of disrepair, and that it would require cleanup. Encinosa explained that, if the board accepted the offer, the county would own the land, but would be responsible for cleaning it up which could cost an estimated $6,000 to $7,000. The property is estimated to be worth less than cleanup costs. According to Encinosa, the property owner had agreed to cover the costs of the tax certificate in the amount of $505 in the event that the county decided to accept and that the owner had voluntarily come to county staff with the idea of handing the property over. Harden expressed concerns he had about code enforcement liens and the rapidity in which they accumulate. When this property was rst brought up about four months ago, the fines totaled about $45,000, he said. So, in four months time it has gone up to $65,000. It bothers me about just how fast these nes are accruing. Moore wanted to know if there was a mechanism for which we could help the owner clean that up. Encinosa explained that if that one option is, if the county did not want to accept the property, the board could instead go out and clean it up, whereby the amount of cleanup costs could be put on the tax bill of the property as an assessment in the following year. Moore countered this idea by pointing out that the property, essentially, has no value and asked if that was the only remedy. You can keep the lien, you could sue to foreclose, you could sue the owner in lieu of foreclosure, you can sue the owner of the property for the amount but in those instances, its not known if you would be able to recover those costs, Encinosa explained. That piece of property might be worth $5,000 on a good day after its cleaned up, Thomas said. If we take this, were absolutely taking a nancial burden. To me this is not a time to take that. Moore suggested that they accept the property and put it out for bid, giving the new owner 90 days to clean it up after purchase. Merritt said he liked the idea, adding he might know some people who may want the property. I like Jerrys idea, he said, but if it doesnt work I think we should take it since it is a public nuisance. Several suggestions were made of how to rectify the situation before Kessler iterated the fact that such discussion wasnt warranted, seeing as the decisions (and the property) were not theirs to make. Soon after, Moore made the motion that the county accept the property with the intention that the county put it on the market and take whatever we can get. Board votes to take nuisance propertyLand will be sold; owner will still be liable for back taxesAnimal control mural: artworks brighten the space SPECIAL TO THE NEWS AMANDA MAYORThe photo of Bojangles used to paint a mural. 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Special to The NewsWakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel presented Ochlockonee Bay resident Joel Wier with a Heroes Award Wednesday, July 17 for Wiers role in saving a Tallahassee father and his two teenage children from drowning in the Ochlockonee River on Friday, July 5. A brother and sister capsized their kayak in the river during a summer squall and were struggling in the choppy waters. The father of the two children jumped off Walker Bridge in an effort to save the children and ended up struggling in the water as well. A concerned citizen contacted the sheriffs of ce from a nearby campground. Lt. Mike Kemp summoned his friend, Wier, and asked to use Wiers boat to make the rescue. The three Tallahassee residents were rescued from the water and returned to land where they recovered. Sheriff Creel said Wier took fast action to launch his boat without regard for his own personal safety and helped provide lifesaving services for the three individuals in the water. Wiers act of bravery was beyond what is ordinary and expected. We had no business being out there, said Wier. But we couldnt just leave them. It all happened so quickly. It was bad out there, but I was glad to help. Wier will be recognized with a proclamation at an upcoming Wakulla County Commission meeting in August. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 3A PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our Asection for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. WCSO/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSUndersheriff Trey Morrison with Joel Wier and Sheriff Charlie Creel.Man recognized for heroism WAKULLA COUNTY SHERIFF S OFFICE UNCLAIMED MONIES July 2013As required by F.S. 116.21, below is a list of unclaimed monies the Wakulla County Sheriffs Ofce is holding. Named Individuals must submit a written claim on or before September 1, 2013 by the close of business at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Ofce. A valid form of identication will be required to make a claim. If these monies are not claimed on or before said deadline these monies shall be declared forfeited under Florida Statute 116.21(2) to Wakulla County Board of Commissioners Fine and Forfeiture Fund.Suarez, Cesar .........................20.00 Rodriquez, Marvin ..................90.00 Frost, Heather .........................10.00 Berthil, Raphael ......................40.00 Desir, Jacob ..........................202.69 Pierre, Jean ............................91.72 Vilsaint, Aniel ............................4.00 Valdivia, Evelio E ......................1.37 Valdez, Enrique ........................1.05 Padron Delgado, Manuel ..........4.54 Ferdinad, Moss .......................44.96 Godoy, Jose ..............................1.28 Echevarria Perez, Carlos ..........1.30 Hart, Matthew Terrill ..................1.00 Martinez-Mejia, Sergio ..............4.21 Balil, Iliesse .............................51.24 Menocal, Jorge .......................50.00 Palomino Hernan, Samuel ........3.80 Garcia Jaramill, Carlos .............1.38 Vargas, Hector Javier ...........290.81 Loehr, Jon Walter ...................18.63 Borges, Alexander ..................15.77 Edwards, Brent ..........................4.11 Turner, Bobby Kyle ...................8.01 Sam, Eon Andrea .....................1.06 Charles, Sonny .........................1.01 Haba, Sason Shiri ...................12.00 Emilcar, Sadras ........................5.47 Prado, Ramon .......................113.18 Stanley, Kristopher Jaerran ......7.17 Reyes Solano, Jose Luis ......209.00 Canals Valdez, Pedro ...............2.50 Lopez Gonzales, Alcides ..........1.06 Lopez, Aurelio Rigeber .............1.14 Pena Andarcio, Orlando .........15.01 Cardenas Hurtad, Saul .............1.42 Taylor, Eldridge .........................4.62 Oquendo Texido, Carlos ............1.11 Love, Laurie ............................13.00 Blankenship, George Randall ...1.37 Yeboah, Samuel .......................1.99 Collins, Ryan Clayton ...............4.24 Key, Charles B ........................10.00 Valdes, Jose Raul .....................1.59 Noe, Brandon Edward ............. 6.47 Morera, Jose .............................2.74 Domingo, Pedro ......................20.00 Tidwell, Michael ........................2.97 Guevara Flores, Pablo ..............1.19 Lares Guzman, Oscar ............23.46 Zemar, Evantz ..........................0.69 Desvilles, Sauneste ..................0.55 Joseph, Scaly ...........................0.44 St Hubert, French .....................0.25 Carr, Carlos ..............................0.35 Waters, Jared A ......................62.70 Hill, Antwan .............................10.81 Alassadi, Moslim .......................1.66 Jones, Joann ............................5.00 Smith, Lockhart .........................1.52 Patel, Rikesh ........................100.00 Sanders, Tyler Ray .................38.68 Basore, Randy K ..................... 3.00 Leo O. Myers ........................500.00 George K. Crews ..................140.00JULY 25, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on August 5, 2013 at 6:00p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, FL 32327 to Consider: A copy of this ordinance shall be available for inspection by the public at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing or submit comments and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person or any non-English speaking person needing special assistance should contact the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Ofce at (850) 926-0919 or TDD (850) 926-1201.JULY 25, 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Wakulla County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider the continued imposition of annual re protection special assessments for the scal year beginning October 1, 2013 and future scal years to fund the provision of re protection services within the boundaries of the Wakulla County Municipal Service Benet Unit for Fire Protection Services, which includes all of the unincorporated areas of the County and the incorporated areas of the cities of St. Marks and Sopchoppy. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 3, 2013, in the Board of County Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Executive Assistant to the County Administrator at (850) 926-0919, at least two (2) working days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each parcels classication and the total number of billing units attributed to that parcel. The following table reects the proposed re protection assessment schedules. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAJULY 25, 2013 FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS Copies of the Master Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services, the Final Assessment Resolution for Fire Protection Services, the Preliminary Rate Resolution, and the updated Fire Protection Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the Ofce of the County Administrator, 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2013, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certicate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the ofce of the County Administrator at (850)926-0919, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Wakulla County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider reimposing solid waste service assessments against certain improved residential properties located within the unincorporated areas of the County and within the City of Sopchoppy to fund the cost of solid waste management, collection, and disposal services, facilities and programs provided to such properties and to authorize collection of such assessments on the tax bill. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 3, 2013, in the Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the Board within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Executive Assistant to the County Administrator at (850) 926-0919, at least two (2) working days prior to the date of the hearing. The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units on each parcel of residential property by the rate of assessment. The rate of assessment for the upcoming scal year shall be $196.00 per dwelling unit. Copies of the Master Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, the Final Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste Services, the Preliminary Rate Resolution adopted on July 15, 2013, and the updated assessment roll, showing the amount of the assessment to be imposed against each parcel of property are available for inspection at the ofce of the County Administrator, 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2013, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certicate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the ofce of the County Administrator at (850)926-0919, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or visit our website at www.mywakulla.com for additional information. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAJULY 25, 2013The City of St. Marks will hold the meeting at the City Hall Commission Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Handicapped persons wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact Ms. Zoe Manseld, City of St. Marks, at (850) 925-6224.The City of St. Marks will hold a public meeting on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2014-2015 funding cycle. The applications are due September 30, 2013. The grant application includes improvements to the St. Marks Bike Trail Park Phase I. The City of St. Marks will hold the meeting at the City Hall Commission Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Handicapped persons wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact Ms. Zoe Manseld, City of St. Marks, at (850) 925-6224.The City of St. Marks will hold a public meeting on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:05 p.m. or shortly thereafter. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the City applying for a grant under the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) during the 2014-2015 funding cycle. The applications are due September 30, 2013. The grant application includes improvements to the St. Marks Bike Trail Park Phase II. The City of St. Marks Commission, sitting as the local planning agency, will consider the application led by Bobby & Terry Brooks for a variance of the height restrictions found in the local land development code, adopted by the City of St. Marks regarding single family residential districts (R-1). The property is located at 11 City Park Avenue, St. Marks, Florida, Parcel ID# 11-4S01E-071-05804-000. A public hearing before the local planning agency shall commence at 6:45 p.m., on August 8, 2013. All public meetings are held at City Hall located at 788 Port Leon Drive, St. Marks, Florida, 32355. All persons desiring to preserve a record of this hearing, should provide for a court reporter or other means to record and/or preserve the contents of said hearing. The City of St. Marks located at 788 Port Leon Drive, St. Marks, Florida. Ofce Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. Phone (850) 925-6224. Persons needing special access considerations should call the City Ofce at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. JULY 25, 2013
By AMANDA MAYORamayor@thewakullanews.net St. Marks city commission met on Thursday, July 11 and received a briefing from Chairman of St. Marks Waterfronts, Billy Bishop on what he says is the incorrect portrayal of St. Marks on Federal Emergency Management Agencys new ood map. The issue has caused concern among some residents as to what it might mean for them. According to City Manager Zoe Mansfield, the map has the city at a 22 feet above mean high water level around the river, which, Bishop contended is completely inaccurate. The issue at hand is wave action, Bishop said, adding that it is physically impossible in the area. Wave action is where youre going to get burned on this. He then revealed that he had asked FEMA officials point blank if, in 100 years, this has ever been an issue in the area, to which the reply was no. Bishop said that he had put together several pictures and GPS locations that supported claims that the factors set forth by the agency were in fact nonexistent for the area and that he had submitted them to FEMA as proof, intending all of it to be taken as an of cial complaint. In response to his efforts, FEMA Region IV Chief Risk Analyst Robert Lowe replied with a letter stating the agency would only treat Bishops claim as a comment as it did not follow regulations to qualify as a legitimate submittal. Bishop labeled Lowes response as a bunch of junk because the requirements hes talking about are extremely involved and expensive. He said that he later found out that, in order to le a report that would actually be considered a complaint, the requirements include 30-40 pages worth of extensive data to be collected by engineers and other pricey professionals. After giving his account and expressing his frustration, Bishop ended on a lighter, more hopeful note. We made a ripple, he said. Whether it will do any good or not I have no idea, but at least they had to take a look at it. Mansfield indicated she has not seen a rise in ood insurance rates as a resident and expects that they will not occur due to this issue. However, she says, as a city, we are concerned about this FEMA ood map. In other matters: Fred Fox of Fred Fox Enterprises attended the meeting to speak about grant applications, speci cally one that the city was interested in pursuing in order to fund the building of the St. Marks Bike Trail Park. Mans eld explained that the park would be connected to the end of the bike trail and would provide a recreational area for bikers and visitors in general. The board voted unanimously to give Fox permission to begin the application process. In order to fulfill requirements for the grant, a special recreational committee needed to be appointed. The board named three people to ll that role: Mickey Cantner, Stan west and Sherie Bevis. Foxs company will provide guidance for the city through the process and will only receive compensation if funding is received thee percent of the awarded monies will go to him in order to pay for grant writing, engineers and others involved in landing the funds. Ideas for possible future projects for which to pursue funding included improvements to the dock area. Mayor Chuck Shields suggested that, if and when the countys seafood industry begins to bounce back, the docks could be a valuable asset in transporting the seafood in and out of both the city and the county as a whole. Shields idea was only in preliminary stages, but Fox seemed interested in helping it get off the ground. City commissioners also discussed road closures for the Stone Crab Festival parade slated for Oct. 26. Concern was expressed about the model for closures used last year, as closing off a large strip of Port Leon Drive caused points of contention between law enforcement and residents. The board decided on road closures along the same lines, but with a shorter route on the main road so that those who need to get to homes or boats at the marina may do so. Itll be the same as last year, just shorter, said Mans eld. Numbers for the festival are expected to rise by about 3,000 as, thanks to a grant that the TDC received, an electronic billboard located on busy Thomasville Road will feature information about the festival. The commission will meet again on Thursday Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Marks City Hall. Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our Asection for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. CITY OF ST. MARKSFEMA map discussed Expenditures Instruction20,996,190.001,917,635.35 Pupil Personnel Services2,049,733.20144,861.10 Instructional Media Services516,980.350.00 Instructional & Curriculum Development Services501,512.53339,903.65 Instructional Staff Training161,322.10501,810.11 Instructional Related Technology262,027.93 Board of Education517,521.84 General Administration362,861.02121,342.00 School Administration2,419,023.331,243.90 Facilities Acquisition Constr uction330,508.663,391,256.09 Fiscal Services394,267.75 Food Service11,026.152,165,952.00 Central Services622,389.2037,951.7796,775.00 Pupil Transportation Services2,815,599.2519,952.00 Operation of Plant4,325,852.03 Maintenance of Plant1,071,319.13 Administrative Technology Services141,554.85 Community Services4,114.82 Debt Services 781,048.37218,310.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 37,503,804.145,250,651.88781,048.373,609,566.0996,775.00 Transfers Out 696,150.00 FUND BALANCES (June 30, 2014)2,584,292.51294,243.3251,431.300.0029,913.50 TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, & BALANCES 40,088,096.655,544,895.20832,479.674,305,716.09126,688.50THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGET ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECOR D. 2013-2014 BUDGET SUMMARY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTYTHE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDIT URES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY ARE 1.7% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURESREQUIRED LOCAL EFFORT (including Prior5.2340BASIC DISCRETIONARY OPERATING0.7480 Period Adjustment Millage)ADDITIONAL OPERATING MILLAGE (not to exceed 4 years VOTED)0.5000 BASIC DISCRETIONARY CAPITAL OUTLAY1.5000DEBT SERVICE (VOTED)0.5700 TOTAL MILLAGE 8.5520SPECIALDEBTCAPITALENTERPRISERevenuesGENERALREVENUESERVICEPROJECTSFUNDSFederal593,442.004,427,347.61 State Sources26,866,777.0023,360.00130,250.00360,250.00 Local Sources7,680,460.00605,821.00640,565.041,685,697.4796,775.00 TOTAL REVENUES 35,140,679.005,056,528.61770,815.042,045,947.4796,775.00 Transfers In696,150.00 Other Financing Sources FUND BALANCES (July 1, 2013)4,251,267.65488,366.5961,664.632,259,768.6229,913.50 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 40,088,096.655,544,895.20832,479.674,305,716.09126,688.50 PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY The District School Board of Wakulla County will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.500 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the School Boards proposed tax of 6.482 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the School Board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,685,697.47 to be used for the following projects: MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR Wakulla Middle Phase II Renovation Reimbursement of District-wide Maintenance, Renovation, and Repairs paid through the General Fund as permitted by Florida Statute MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Lease-Purchase of Ten (10) School Buses NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTER HARDWARE Purchase of computers for schools and other technology-related equipment and hardware PAYMENTS OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT Insurance Premium on District Plant All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 29, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room at the Wakulla County School Board Administrative Of ces, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing. JULY 25, 2013The District School Board of Wakulla County will soon consider a budget for scal year 2013-2014. A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on July 29, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room at the Wakulla County School Board Administrative Of ces, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida. JULY 25, 2013
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 5A 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. From Page 1A Option number one presented to commissioners was for a fulltime director with an annual income of $49,500. Option two split the allocation into three categories: a full time directors salary set at $15.29 an hour, or $31,803 annually; a part-time TDC assistant to work 20 hours a week at $12 an hour, totaling $12,480 annually; a part time social media assistant to work 10 hours a week, earning $5,200 annually. The third and nal option was split into four categories: the director would be part time, working 20 hours and earning $22,880 annually; a 20 hour a week assistant earning $12,480 annually; a social media assistant earning $10 an hour for 10 hours a week; the last category revealing that $8,940 would go to reserves. Thomas presented the options to the board saying, The TDC had recommended that we base a total contract package on 55 percent of their anticipated revenue which is currently $90,000 55 percent of that is $49,500. From a business standpoint, youre getting a great deal on this, said Chuck Robinson, who said he was representing the Chamber of Commerce. Robinson referenced the large scope of specialized work that the director is responsible for, adding: Its going to be hard as it is with these numbers to try to track a great marketing person. Nevertheless, you do have those numbers up there that are good enough. Merritt asked for clari cation as to whether the numbers provided included administration fees as far as grants went. Thomas explained that the TDC director would not be writing grants. However, The attachment says that were looking for grant experience, including oversight of contracts and grants. Its not my understanding that we want to task the TDC director to be a grants writer, but its still bene cial to have that experience. According to Thomas, grants writing and administration duties would fall under county responsibility. Merritt added that the position would not include bene ts, insurance or other special compensations. With discussion coming to an end, Thomas made a motion, based on the recommendation of the TDC board, to approve option number three which was seconded by Harden. However, before putting the item to vote, Commissioner Jerry Moore explained his reasoning for why he would vote against it. My idea is that the county should be involved in this and that the TDC needs a marketing person more or less, he said. Commissioner Howard Kessler stated that he agreed with Moore, but the item passed with a 3-2 vote. In another matter before the board, commissioners voted 5-0 to approve three projects that will be funded by a grant awarded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Those projects are for roads in county areas that are prone to ooding during heavy rains and storms: Bostic Pelt Road, Surf Road and Walker Creek Road. As the grant is part of a cost reimbursement program, NRCS will provide 75 percent of construction funding and 7.5 percent of preconstruction cost, which covers planning, design, permitting and bidding. The county, as the grantee, will bear 25 percent of the construction cost and the remaining of preconstruction. Repairs of Bostic Pelt are estimated to cost about $89,800.80 in construction fees with $8,980 in preconstruction and oversight, totaling $98,780.80. The countys match would be roughly $24,695. Walker Creeks estimated costs total $819,280 with the countys match coming to $204,820. Surf Rd repairs will cost around $388,200, the county match adding up to an amount of about $$97,050. At the time of application, funds were not set aside by the county because it was assumed that RESTORE Act funds would be available for such use. As that is not the case at this point in time, the countys finance office has advised that funding would either need to come from the one cent sales tax or the reserve budget. If we do not make the repairs to these projects, then FEMA in the future will not reimburse us if there are further problems at these properties, said County Administrator David Edwards. Options laid before the commissioners were to approve any one, two or all three of the projects, using matching reserve funds or to deny the grant as a whole. Edwards, though, recommended on behalf of staff that the county take advantage of the opportunity and accept the funding. He further explained that, if the board were only to choose two properties to repair, that they approve those for Walker Creek and Bostic Pelt his reasoning being that Surf Rd is a federal road and DOT has made a temporary repair to the road. However, they did not do so in such a way that would prevent future damage and destruction. If Surf Rd were to be included as one of the projects that would be funded by the grant, construction efforts would be aimed towards ensuring against future damages and erosions. Commissioner Moore pointed out that you dont really have a choice on this. Edwards agreed, adding: You dont have many times where you can get 25 cents on the dollar. Before a motion was made, Commissioner Thomas wanted to add that he was opposed to having any funds cut into the next scal years one percent sales tax originally allocated for paving loop roads in Wakulla Gardens. My priority would be to stick to that Wakulla Gardens paving, he said. Lets do the Bostic Pelt and Surf Rd projects. That doesnt leave enough money for Walker Creek. Commissioner Merritt responded, I just hate to see us miss out on the opportunity to get that 25 cents on the dollar, so Im going to support doing all three. Moore said that he agreed with Thomas, but that If we have roads that are washing out that the county is responsible for, then we need to take care of those rst. Commissioner Harden made the motion to approve all three projects. Im making the motion because, from what Ive heard, were able to use Federal money to include Walker Creek Road and we are still able to do the road paving in Wakulla Gardens. Moore seconded and the vote was passed unanimously. The next meeting of the county commission will be on Monday, Aug 5. County commission meetings will begin their new start time of 6 p.m. in the commission chambers.What to do about TDC director? Board votes 3-2 for contract director WILLIAM SNOWDENCounty commissioners at their July 15 meeting. Notice of Public Hearings Concerning Small Scale Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community Development Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 9263695. Any person desiring to appeal any decision made with regard to this matter must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Ofce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 9260919 or TDD 926-7962. JULY 25, 2013Map Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR ZONING CHANGE AND Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Ofce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962. JULY 25, 2013 APPLICATION FOR FINAL PLAT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the Wakulla County Planning and Community Development Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal any decision made with regard to this matter must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Ofce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 9260919 or TDD 926-7962. JULY 25, 2013
Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Letters to the Editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. You can email it to email@example.com, mail it to P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville FL 32326 or drop it off at The News of ce, 3119-A Crawfordville Highway. Letters are published as space becomes available and must include the authors rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri cation purposes. Only the name and town will be published. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity.readers 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. 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Out of State $44/yr. $26/6 mo.Editor: William Snowden ............................................firstname.lastname@example.org Reporter: Amanda Mayor ........................................email@example.com Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................email@example.com Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ...........firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Most popular stories online: Ouzts Too mentioned in Cooking Light Hardens financial information online Possible record-setting fresh water catch from 1954 Repeal of wetlands ordinance Officials file financial disclosures Senior Center named for R.H. Carter Volunteers discuss community sustainability $600 reward offered for information in shooting of Zekethewakullanews.com Follow us on ank you to emergency responders Appreciate you joining us for reworks Correction Business touting Shop Local should too Korea: e forgotten war, rememberedMy idea of a good weekend: brews, beach and baseballREADERS WRITE: By AMANDA MAYORMy idea of a good weekend? Well, as a 23 year-old living in downtown Tallahassee, Friday nights are ideally spent celebrating the end of a work week in the Midtown area with a few good friends. Midtown, if youre not familiar, plays host to a refreshingly slower pace than that of ever rowdy Strip located right across from FSUs campus. Saturdays, when the weather decides to cooperate, ideally youll nd me with some sand between my toes and my dog, boyfriend, friends and a cold beverage never far away. However, Sundays might just be my favorite. After church at 10 a.m. sharp well, okay Im one of those stragglers always coming in at 10:15 we go nd ourselves something for lunch and then go home to comfortable clothes and a vacant and inviting couch. With blinds at halftilt so that the only light seeping in is natural, I grab my favorite throw blanket and embark on a three hour date with my favorite baseball team. Rays baseball has recently been called redhot and for good reason. With a winning streak of 17-2 in their past 19 games, theyre being considered by some as the best team in the MLBs best division the American League East. For a team with a salary cap that is substantially lower than most of its division rivals, to be considered one of baseballs best team is no small feat. I have to admit, almost every season I might get frustrated and discouraged with them as they almost always begin poorly. For the past few years, the Rays have started their season with more lows than highs which include injuries and a roller coaster of wins and losses. But the thing about baseball is that the season is long. Its not like basketball where they play, take a few nights off, then play again and only for a span of about six months, or football which plays once a week from September to January. No, they play almost every day from the end of March to October 162 scheduled games. This leaves room for a slow, gradual, sometimes painful, ease into a groove. Some teams hit the ground running and begin with impressive records. But not the Rays. Usually, they cause heartburn at the beginning and towards the meat of the season start a dramatic climb to the top. They always make me think of TNTs network catchphrase, We know drama. But I love that about them, and sports in general. No scripts, no acting or directing, just real, raw talent and entertainment. In their last 24 games, Rays pitching is at 20-4 with a 2.19 ERA in 222 innings. They are also performing offensively, with a team OPS of .754, and defensively only allowing a lone base runner due to error in their last 19 games. Hopefully, as they enter the second half of their season, they stay on the narrow road to October.Amanda Mayor is the reporter at The Wakulla News.Editor, The News: July 27 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Truce signing. The war began June 25, 1950 and ran until July 27, 1953. During this time it claimed more than 54,000 causualties and 8,800 MIAs. It was one of Americas most bloodiest wars and its veterans were the least honored of any war America has ever fought. First named a Police Action and that didnt sit too well so it was renamed the Korean Con ict and later became the Forgotten War. Following closely after World War II, America was in no mood for another war. The public displayed a deep seated animosity and apathy for the war. This letter is not for the faint-hearted, some things here may make you ill. The North Korean soldiers were extremely cruel and barbaric. During the war, our Prisoners of War suffered torture and abuse far beyond anything the American mind can visualize. Starvation and torture claimed most POW lives. After seeing so many young soldiers dying from torture, starvation, malnutrition and exposure to the bitter cold in his POW camp, the POW cook, realizing he had to do all he could to keep all the POWs in his camp from starving, secretly had his crew to gather maggots at night, which were washed and cooked in the meager servings of turnip soup and this alone saved many by providing the essential protein. Some of the the POWs were not aware and others did not complain. And the list of survival deeds to survive in the bitter, below-zero temperatures is long, ghastly and heart wrenching. Deeds like above were not published in the American press, and very little about the war was told to U.S. citizens. Atrocities by the North Korean Soldiers against U.S. servicemen were not published. America wanted to move on with new cars, television, electricity and telephones. Veterans returning were not welcomed. Some suffered ashbacks, murdering family members in cold blood. It was not understood then, now it has a name. Veterans Administration hospitals over owed and doctors knew not how to treat some. Seeking employment was a great pain, as most Korean Vets were discriminated against and mostly by the U.S. Government. The U.S Government turned a deaf ear towards any relief and actually tried to discredit Korean veterans with accusations ranging from cowardice on the battle eld to consorting with the enemy, all of which proved false. The government did everything it could not to do anything. The term Brain Washing was used by the government to accuse some returning POWs of fraternizing with the enemy and believing their propaganda. This too proved false. Also, the Korean War was the rst war that our military was not allowed to win. President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations Charter, placing the U.S. in the UN. He agreed to Communism taking over Eastern Europe and China. Truman, in my opinion, was the greatest presidential mis t in my lifetime up until Carter and Obama. He once said The Marine Corps is the Navys police force and as long as I am president that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalins. This did not sit well with servicemen, especially Marines. The War in Korea was not just against North Korea or it would have been over in six months. Communist China sent hundreds of thousands of its best troops in to North Korea to defeat U.S. forces. Dressed in white and traveling only at night across the snow covered terrain, they were undetected. When General MacArthur wanted to bomb China, Truman red him. MacArthur told Congressmen that he was not allowed to win the war. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir should be required reading for high school students in America, but it is not. Russia also assisted North Korea by sending advisers to aid in laying over 3,000 mines in Korean waters by North Korean shing boats. The U.S. Navy lost several minesweepers in one day and dozens of sailors. The landing in Wonsan was stalled until USN UDT 6 swept the area clear of mines. Yes, July 27, 1953, will mark the turning point of the U.S. winning wars. We have not won a war since and we didnt win that one as only a truce was signed. The Korean veteran truly is The Forgotten Veteran of the Forgotten War. The Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. was not dedicated until 1995 42 years after the war ended and almost 11 years after the Vietnam Memorial dedicated Nov. 10, 1984 yet the Vietnam War came 10 years after the Korean War. July 27th should be noted by everyone, on that day in 1953 a dark shadow fell across America. Another oddity is that the Korean War had 8,800 MIAs, but no one would negotiate their release or attempt a search for them. Some were sent to Red China, Russia and North Korea as slave labor and died under harsh conditions. Shortly after the war, Syngman Rhee, South Korean President during the war, had his government create a medal to give to all U.S. Servicemen involved in freeing and ghting for his country. The U.S. government blocked his gesture of gratitude for 50 years, only relenting at the 50th anniversary of the war, and only then by tremendous pressure from Korean War Veterans and Veteran Organizations. After submitting my documentation, I received the package, it was a beautiful certi cate, medal, and well-written letter from Syngman Rhee, expressing his thanks and gratitude. Actually it was more prestigious than anything I ever received from the U.S. government. Sad but true, and 50 years late. We heeded our countrys call, we went forward and served our country with pride and honor, then we came back knocking and there was no one home. Floyd D. Robertson Sopchoppy Editor, The News: We, at Shell Island Fish Camp and Marina in St. Marks, want to express our deep appreciation for the quick and skilled response of the local re, police, and EMS units called to the scene of the re at the motel on the early morning of July 6. The well-coordinated efforts avoided the potentially serious destruction of the facility. Alerted by smoke detectors, the quick actions by occupants and owners of the marina resulted in no personal injuries. Wakulla County should be proud of these available services. Gail Field Shell Island Fish Camp Editor, The News: We, at Lynn Brothers Marina and Lynn Brothers Seafood V, would like to thank all of those friends and families that came out July 6th and enjoyed the food and fireworks at our marina. We would like to give special thanks to Neil and Julia Brooks for the reworks show; to Billy and Charlene Bishop, Rudy and Sharon Synder and Renee Parrish for help in cooking and preparing the food. Again, thanks to everyone for a great and entertaining evening. We are looking forward to 2014! Tanya Lynn Lynn Brothers MarinaLynn Brothers Seafood VEditor, The News: Businesses that encourage us to Shop Local should take their own advice. I was off from work last Tuesday and was shopping around town (Crawfordville) at local thrift stores and a local sandwich shop. As I passed by two of our local fast food restaurants, I noticed they were having their landscaping done on that particular day. The other thing that I noticed was that each of those landscaping companies were based out of Tallahassee. I have also seen a local bank, that gets their landscaping done on Saturday, also use a company from Tallahassee. What really gets me is, these particular businesses stongly encourage you to shop local. Well, they should take their own advice. There are plenty of landscaping companies that are based in Crawfordville, who are licensed and insured, that would de nitely suit their needs (and in my opinion, deliver a much better service). I am a rm believer of shopping local, eating local and supporting our community. Wakulla County should be proud of these available services. Shannon McDermott Crawfordville In a front page story in last weeks Wakulla News, Ouzts Too mentioned in Cooking Light, Dorthy Whites name was misspelled in a cutline under a photo. We regret the error.
By BOSSIE HAWKINS Special to The News Despite nearly record, rainfall, over 200 residents, former residents and descendants of residents of the Hyde Park community converged on Panama City Beachs Bay Point Wyndham Resort from July 4-7 for the 24th meeting of the Hyde Park Community Families Reunion. Family members from as far away as Kenya, Africa enjoyed the four day festivities beginning Thursday evening with an opening ceremony modeled on that of the Olympics. Upon entering a grand ballroom, members beheld a room decorated in red, white and blue and festooned with Old Glory throughout. A patriotic themed welcoming ceremony that included a procession of the national, state and family ags, Reunion Host Franlisa Smith of Lynn Haven then rendered a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that rivaled the best of American Idol contestants followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Activities for the remainder of the evening focused on identi cation and interaction with families and reiteration of the genesis of the reunion when in 1967 at Dayton, Ohio, Arthur Farmer Sr. and John F. Matthews and others sat and planned a reunion of the Farmer and Matthews families at their birthplace in Hyde Park. That rst reunion was so successful that once the initial reunion was held at West Goose Creek it was embraced by the entire Hyde park community thereby beginning what has morphed into the Hyde park Families Community Reunion. Though the founders are no longer alive, their legacy continues since the reunion has met every two years in various cities such as New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Miami, Dallas, Louisville, Ky., Newport News, Va., Dayton, Detroit and others. The next reunion in July 2015 is scheduled for Aberdeen, N.C., followed in 2017 by the 50 year reunion in Tallahassee. After an early morning meeting of the reunions executive board, Friday was given over to free activity. Friday evening, a luau themed event was well received and seemingly thoroughly enjoyed. Much fun was had with limbo, hula hoop, and family trivia contests. Family history and amusing anecdotes about the community and a delicious island avored meal followed. The evening was capped off by recognizing 91-year-old Ethel Cozart of Tallahassee as the oldest member in attendance and an eight-month-old infant as the youngest. Kathryn Coney-Ali, granddaughter of founder Arthur Farmer Sr., who traveled from Lamu Island, Kenya, a small island in the Indian Ocean where she is a cultural historian was announced as the family member who traveled the greatest distance to attend. Stacy Triplet of Portland, Ore., traveled the next longest distance. In addition to Florida, people also attended from Georgia, Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Ohio. While heavy rain continued, the Saturday morning general assembly saw President Kenneth Mitchell of Orlando replaced by this years reunion host Franlisa Smith as president. She will also be working with several new and younger board members. A rain-soaked, albeit enjoyable picnic round out Saturdays activities. On Sunday, 80-year-old Bishop Alfred Howards message entitled My Shepherd from the 23rd Psalm was the highlight of the reunion worship service followed by Sunday dinner and a very noticeable reluctance of many family members to depart ended four days of food, fellowship, and simply enjoyment of family. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 7A < STREET BEAT > Random, man-on-the-street interviews with Wakulla Countians. This week's question: What is your favorite cartoon show or cartoon character?ADAM REYNOLDS M&L PlumbingEd, Edd and Eddy. Its been around since the 90s. Its an old one. GERALD WILLIAMS CenturyLinkThe Flintstones. KIM HELLAMSCJISThe Smurfs. MICHAEL UTT Stone Creek PizzaSpongeBob, and I still watch it. MICHELLE LAPORTE Shell StationSpongeBob SquarePants. Compiled by Lynda KinseyHyde Park families celebrate 24th reunion Attendees at this years Hyde Park Community Families Reunion. Old friends reunited at the reunion.SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS 000EWP9 Hair Place That Full Service Hair Salon850-926-602027 E AZALEA DR. NEXT TO STONE CREEK PIZZA!Cuts Color F acial Waxings Specialty Cuts F lat T ops F eather Locks Color P erms Highlights MirandaTues-Sat545-2905RobynThurs-Sat926-6020& i c e H a i r S a l o n H o n H a i a l o n i r S a c e c e i c c R o by n Thur sSat 9 2 6 -6 0 2 0 & l l o n n F F ea AVAILABLE BOOTH RENT a t h h e e r r L L 9 2 6 6 6 0 2 2 0 ea A A A A A A Now Available Ask Miranda About ViSalus Weight Loss System Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the
Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Wakulla Worship Centers Medart Area Crawfordville Area Sopchoppy Coastal Wakulla Station 9:30am Worship Service850-745-84123383 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, 962 2213 Schedule of Services SUNDAY: Refreshments Sunday School Worship Prayer WEDNESDAY: Supper Pioneer Club: Youth and Adult Classes 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchPentecostal 962-9000 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.org 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 Churches in the midst of an eight-day revival Mount Beasor Primitive Baptist Church, 29 Winthrop Avenue, Sopchoppy and Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 165 Friendship Church Road, Crawfordville, are in the midst of special eight-day revival meeting that began Sunday, July 21 and runs through Sunday, July 28. Services start at Mount Beasor on July 25-27 at 7 p.m. nightly and 11 a.m., Sunday, July 28 for homecoming celebration (160 years). There will be special singing every night and a fellowship luncheon following the Sunday morning worship service on July 28 at Mt Beasor. Elder Bruce Taylor, Pastor of Mount Beasor, and Pastor Michael Hall of Friendship extend a cordial invitation to all for this special time of spiritual enrichment and fellowship. For more information, transportation and/or directions, call 926-1513 or 509-5760. St. Nora has free dinner on Saturday; program Sunday On Saturday, July 27, from noon to 2 p.m., St. Nora Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy will be serving a free dinner to the less fortunate on a rst come rst served basis. On Sunday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m., St. Nora will be hosting a program: Loose from bondage, no more chains! with Evangelist Glenda Simmons, guest speaker of Skipper Temple. Back to school event at Hudson Park on Aug. 3 F.R.E.S.H third annual back to school event at Hudson Park on Aug.3, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. The event will feature a DJ, live entertainment, kid zone, talent and fashion show, food, school supply giveaway, vendors and more. Everything is FREE! Also school physical and clothes giveaway at Crawfordville United Methodist Church. Thessalonia sets back to school giveaway Aug. 10 Thessalonia Missionary Baptist Church Rev. Frederick Bell, pastor, will be having a FREE back to school giveaway on Aug. 10 at Hudson Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Everyone Welcome!!!! For more information please contact Deacon Preston Triplett at (850) 925-6041. Miracle Deliverance to hold food drive on Friday Apostle R.G. Williams and members of Miracle Deliverance Center #2 will hold a food drive on Friday, July 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The community is welcome to come and get food. Miracle Deliverance #2 is located at 122 Roberts-Williams Road in Crawfordville. For more information, call (850) 926-1184. 100 Women in White set at Miracle Deliverance CenterApostle R.G. Williams and members of Miracle Deliverance Center #2 will host a 100 Women in White program on Sunday, Aug. 4, beginning at 3 p.m. Speakers will include Evangelist Barbara Ellis of East Grove Missionary Baptist Church, and Elder Patricia Smith of MDC #1 of Hawthorne. The theme is It Is Well, II Kings 4:26. For information, contact Minister Janice Harris at (850) 545-1308. H.E.L.P. Ministry will hold a conference Aug. 9-Aug. 11H.E.L.P. Ministry (Healing Emotions, Empowering Lives, Loving People) will hold a conference at Wakulla Springs Baptist Church, 1391 Crawfordville Highway Aug. 9-Aug. 11. On Friday, Aug. 9, starting at 7 p.m., powerhouse Pastor Sabrina Smith will bring the word. Saturday, Aug. 10, will feature four dynamic speakers, Joy Donaldson Stephens will speak on Return to your Beauty Tanya Price will speak on the Silent but Deadly Stress and Depression, Angel Harper will speak on Mind, Body, and Soul, and Shawanna Adams will speak on Health and Nutrition. That night at 7 p.m. Evangelist Erica Proctor will bring the Word, and Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. Evangelist Erica Proctor. Its going to be epic come to be fed, delivered and set free. For more information, call (850) 459-3336 or email email@example.com.The age old query: Who am I? OUT TO PASTORBy JAMES L. SNYDERLast week I was tootling along without a care in the world. Actually, I did have several cares but I was ignoring them as much as possible. My basic philosophy is this, the more you ignore something the less you have to deal with it. This, however, does not apply to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Experience has taught me one lesson concerning women, especially wives. They will not stand to be ignored, particularly by their husbands. I have learned the less attention I pay to my wife the more I pay in other areas of life, if you know what I mean. So, ignoring the cares I had last week, I was caught off guard when I received a letter from my credit card company. This was no friendly, how are you, kind of a letter. Nor was it a cheery birthday greeting. I cannot tell you how many times I have reminded them of my birthday but to date they have not picked up on my hint. The ominous letter I did receive informed me that along with millions of other customers my identity had been stolen. The letter went on to assure me I had nothing to worry about and they had the situation well in hand. That is easy for them to say. They know who they are but what about me? When I got the letter I ran to my bathroom and looking into my mirror nothing! My identity was indeed gone. I assure you I will worry until I get to the bottom of this. I will not rest until I know exactly who I am and my identity is fully restored. Of course, there is one problem here. What if when I do recover my identity I dont like myself? Can I exchange it or get my money back? For some reason the personal information of millions of people had been lost or stolen from the security of my credit card company, which begs the question, how secured is my personal information? While I am in the begging mood, another question comes to mind. If someone has stolen my identity, who in the world am I? And, how do I reclaim my identity? As a young person whenever my mother was upset with me about something I had done or did not do, she would always look at me and ask, Who do you think you are? If anybody in the world should know who I am it would be my mother. And if she he was wrestling with the same question I was wrestling with, how in the world could I ever come to grips with my personal identity? It is hard enough discovering who you are without somebody casting dispersions upon that very thing. Perhaps my mother and I could work together in solving this problem. After all, two heads are better than one, unless one does not know who he is. I have spent years trying to nd myself. Once I thought I found myself but it turned out to be an old pair of socks I lost three years prior. My problem is compounded by this one thing, I did not really know who I was before my identity was stolen. I had my suspicions, of course. However, somewhere in the back of my mind, I really could not come to grips with who I really was in this world. In the course a fourcourse lunch, I have come to several conclusions. First, I am a man. What kind of a man, is anyones guess this point. The truth is that at the root of everything I am, I am a man. Second, I am a husband. This, of course, is the most baffling of my identity. What it means to be a husband differs from wife to wife. Fortunately, for me, I have only one wife, but even her idea of a husband changes from one moment to the next. I am never sure what she expects of me as a husband. Once I thought I had it all gured out but someone, I am not mentioning any names, changed the rules. Third, I am a father. As a father, my role consists of bankrolling the childhood adventures of my children; financing their higher education career, hoping they get married before my money runs out. To this day, I am not sure if I made it or not. Fourth, I am a grandfather. This is the most well defined role I have. The great thing about being a grandfather is, nobody expects much from us. Our role is covertly to help our grandchildren make the lives of their parents as tempestuous as possible. Revenge is sweet when laced with jellybeans. Sugar highs are a grandfathers best retaliation. The most important thing about my identity quest is, I am a Christian. This undergirds everything else I may or may not be. My Christianity is the foundation upon which everything else is built. I take comfort in the Bible; These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13 KJV). When my identity is rooted in believing in Jesus Christ, everything else in my life falls into place.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at (866) 552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att. net. Church Briefs
Special to The NewsThe sound of silence was the most haunting for Thelma Zirkelbach on her rst night home after her husbands death. Id lost my husband, but I hadnt lost his voice, I told myself, says Zirkelbach, who had spent so many nights the previous year at hospitals with her husband Ralph, who died not long after being diagnosed with leukemia. I picked up the phone and there was no dial tone. If the phone was dead, Ralphs voice would be gone forever. Through her panicked daze, after having sunk to the oor with her spirits, she realized the phone jack was unplugged. She plugged it in and heard his voice one more time through the answering machine. It would be the rst thing she xed around the house without Ralphs help in decades. Loving couples wince at the thought of losing their spouse and may even deny the idea despite a terminal medical diagnosis, but accepting the possibility helps in preparing for the years that follow, says Zirkelbach. She offers these tips: Consider the best way for all loved ones to say good-bye Ralphs family comes from an evangelical Christian background, whereas Thelma is Jewish. Memorial services are designed for the surviving family and friends, and Zirkelbach held a service at her synagogue, which was lled with friends and colleagues. Make sure you do all you can to best say goodbye in your own way, which may include your religion or some other ritual, she says. Take stock of the necessary services youll need to replace. In many ways, Ralph was an oldfashioned Midwesterner who was a handyman around the house, moved heavy boxes, dispensed with unwanted critters like cockroaches, and acted as a one-man security system. Since Ralphs death Thelma has hired her current handyman, air conditioning technician, accountant, nancial advisor and attorney. No matter how independent you are, accept the fact that you may need emotional support. Soon after her husbands death, Zirkelbach joined a support group for widows and widowers and found solace in the company of others who had loved and lost. At one point, the group leader connected with members by saying they were blessed to have loved someone enough to mourn them. His statement turned grief on its head, she says. Nurture your spiritual life. I have become more Jewish during my widowhood, she says. When I was a child, Judaism was part of the background of my life, like the Muzak you hear in elevators but dont really listen to. Now, however, religion has moved to the forefront of her life, and she adds she is thankful for the strength her faith has given her. Yes, in spite of loss, I have still found joy in living, she says. Dannie Oliver Langston, 73, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Tallahassee. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Patrick Langston Sr. of Crawfordville. She was born in St. Marks and had lived here her entire life. She was a member of St. Marks Baptist Church. She retired from the Florida Department of Revenue. Visitation was held Friday, July 19, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Oliver Cemetery in Wakulla Station. In addition to her husband, survivors include three children, Dennis Langston of Tallahassee, Nelwyn Scandland (Scott) of Crawfordville and Richard Langston of Crawfordville; a brother, Parnell Oliver of Tallahassee; and one grandchild, Audrey Atkinson. She was predeceased by a son, Pat Langston Jr. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com). www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 9AObituaries Emma Lou Metcalf Johnston Dannie Oliver LangstonEmma Lou Metcalf Johnston, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Tallahassee. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, and had lived in Wakulla County since 1955. She was raised in Tallahassee and graduated from Leon High School. She was a member of Ivan Assembly of God and retired as a Deputy Clerk for the Wakulla County Clerk of the Court. Visitation will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ivan Assembly of God, Crawfordville. Burial will follow at Panacea Cemetery in Panacea. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee FL 32308 or Gideons Bible International, P.O. Box 165, Tallahassee FL 32303. Survivors include three children, Letha Louise Wells (Buddy) of Crawfordville, Susan Rene Root (George) of Crawfordville, and Carol Lynn Metcalf of Dallas; a sister, Eara Bell Henshaw (Eddie) of Ft. Myers; six grandchildren, Brandon Wells of Crawfordville, Jonathan Root (Wendy) of Gig Harbor, Wash., Jonas Root of Crawfordville, Eric Armstrong (Tammie) of Mans eld, Texas, Amy Armstrong (Jaime) of Mansfield, Texas, and Jerred Clark (Whitnay) of Dallas; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands John Hilton Metcalf Jr. in 1978 and George D. Johnston Jr. in 2011. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel, Crawfordville, FL is assisting the family with arrangements (850-9263333 or bevisfh.com).Emma Lou Metcalf Johnston Dannie Oliver LangstonBy ETHEL SKIPPER Our state of Florida was the proud host of the 11th National Youth Convention of the Church of Christ Written in Heaven. Delegates from far away as San Diego, Calif., enjoyed the world-class attraction of the Lake Mary Marriott Convention Center. We were just 10 minutes away from the community where the crime happened in Sanford. I could not believe what I saw and felt everyone was peaceful. It was a nice area. Some things are judged by the law, all things will be judged by God. Let us continue to pray for peace in the world and love each other. The convention was well attended July 17 through July 21 by more than 350 young people who attended personal development seminars and workshops. Local youth also showcased their many talents, including Gary Clarys instrumental solo and A. Nelsons praise dance. Other area pastors in attendance included Maylis Harrison of Gretna, Mary Hollaman of Quincy, Dorothy Lee of Two Egg, Horace Horne of Two Egg, Bishop Walter Williams of Wewahitchka, Andrew Morris of Woodville, Ethel Skipper of Sopchoppy, and Elijah Morgan of Tallahassee. There will be a program on Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. for Elder Delores Nelson. She has been in Gainesville in the hospital for a month. She is in a Tallahassee hospital now. Let us keep her and her family in our prayers. The program will be held at Skipper Temple Church. Everyone is welcome. Our prayer and concern goes out to the sick, the shut-in, those in the hospital, nursing homes, prison, and those in need of help everywhere.COCWIH youth conference held in Lake Mary BUCKHORN NEWSBy DR. BETSY GOEHRIGA powerful story is found in Luke 24:13-35, about the Walk to Emmaus. Its the story of two disciples who are walking to Emmaus, having been through quite a week, including Jesus trial and cruci xion, and had just learned that Jesus was not dead but was alive. In the midst of their talk, they realize someone else has joined them on the journey. The stranger is actually Jesus, but somehow the disciples dont recognize him. As the two men fill this stranger in on all the things that had been going on, it seems theyre bewildered, hurting, confused. Maybe even let down by God. Have you ever felt like God let you down? They had been counting on Jesus to be their redeemer, to be the one who would set them free from political and social injustice. They had developed high hopes until they witnessed his gruesome and torturous death. What hope did they have left? Arent we sometimes the same way? We put all our hopes in God for answering some prayer for us to be in a relationship, to get a job, to have a home, to have our health restored and now its the third day, or the third month, or the third year, and we havent seen the result we wanted. And we nd ourselves disillusioned and disappointed because we expected God to answer the way we wanted God to respond! These two men were so caught up in their confusion and expectations that they were missing resurrection literally looking them straight in the face. I wonder how often we miss such holy encounters. After listening to the dashed hopes of these two disciples, Jesus, who is still seen as a stranger, uses this encounter as a teachable moment. He challenges them to see it was necessary for Christ to suffer. Suffering didnt mean God wasnt with them, that hope was gone suffering was the prerequisite to glory. God had triumphed through the sufferings of Christ! As these men conclude their walk, Jesus appears to be going further. In a split-second, they made a decision that created a way for this incredible, spiritual awakening they would experience. They couldve missed it. Jesus breaks bread with them, and theres that aha moment. The disciples eyes are opened, and they recognize that this is more than a stranger who was asking about the risen Christ it IS the risen Christ! Dont you love it when you have those aha moments? When everything falls in place? When you see something or someone differently? The amazing thing to note here is that Jesus was recognized in the commonplace routine of everyday life. The breaking of bread was a regular thing in the life of these disciples yet it is in this simple mundane moment that becomes a sacred moment it becomes a time when the fullness of Jesus presence is most realized and recognized. So often we wait for something unusual, some big moment of revelation, to recognize Christs presence in our lives. Instead, how might we be ready and available to experience such an encounter in the everyday, commonplace routine of life? Where are you in your lifes journey? Are you tired? Confused? Uncertain? Are you simply trying so hard to get through life that you sometimes miss Christs presence right there beside you? Trust that Christ is right there, wherever you are, as you are.Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig is pastor and New Church Planter with the Disciples of Christ Church. HEAVENS TO BETSYRecognizing Christ in our midst Please Recycle4 tips to prepare for loss of a spouse 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.org THRIFT STORE Wakulla United Methodist ChurchHayDay! Vacation Bible Schoolat 1584 Old Woodville Highway. Children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. Dinner is at 5:30 pm, Friday, July 26, with program starting at 6:30 pm. Continues on July 27 from 9:30 am 12:30 pm. For more information, please call 421-5741.All parents and congregation are invited to a Sunday Celebration Service on July 28 at 8:30 am. presents 8 TAYLOR STREET, PANACEA, FL PANACEA FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Join Us For A Superhero WeekDate: August 5 9, 2013 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmV B S V B S
Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunityCayman Jack Sanders was born on June 21 at 4:15 a.m. at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to parents Garrett and Krissy Sanders of Crawfordville. Baby Cayman weighed eight pounds and four ounces and was 19.6 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Randy Kosec of Woodville and Debbie Kosec of St. Marks. Paternal grandparents are Doug and Pam Sanders of Crawfordville. Congratulations to Earl and Marie Collins on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 26, 1963 by Pastor Ted Rodds in Sopchoppy, Florida. They have three children one son Kenny Collins (Liz), and two daughters Dorraine Collins and Sheila Collins Yates. Eight grandchildren Michelle Evans, Kasey Collins, Kristen Reed, Robin Mccabe, Brooke Yates, Rebecca Lott, Shane Collins and Toby Collins. Three great-grandchildren Korbin Evans, Kimberly Evans and Hoyt Futrell. The Happy couple would like Family and Friends to join them on Saturday July 27 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Sopchoppy city park to celebrate their anniversary. Parents Jason and Latricia Simmons of Crawfordvillle welcome their new baby girl, Journey Denise Simmons. Journey was born April 5 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She weighed six pounds and twelve ounces and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Annual and Julia Lloyd of Exuma, Bahamas. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Cynthia Simmons of Crawfordville. Journeys great-grandparents are Mrs. Annie Lloyd and the late Mr. Raymond Lloyd of Exuma, Bahamas and the late George and Mae Bula Gary of Sharpes, Fla. Her paternal greatgrandparents are Mrs. Dorothy Brown and the late Mr. Charlie Brown of Tallahassee as well as the late Herman and Willie Mae Simmons of Sopchoppy. Journey has a brother, Justice A. Simmons who is one year old.Collins couple celebrates 50 years Play commemorating Viva Fla. 500 slated for Aug 3Coming for one special performance only, a live production of Spanish playwright Lope de Vega's (small) New World variety show. Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., OLD Courthouse, Crawfordvillle, upstairs. This is a translation of the first play in history to dramatize European/ Native American contact here in Florida. Ben Gunter, director of Theater With a Mission, in cooperation with Wakulla's Palaver Tree Theater, brings the 70-minute, one-act performance to Crawfordville as part of Florida's Sesquisentennial celebration (Viva Florida 500). New World's Ben Gunter invites audience interaction particularly during the songs and dances, the riddles, and the taste of what Florida was like in 1513. The cast, in period costumes, looks forward to talking with the audience after the performance when "Old World, New World" refreshments will be served. A donation of $10 per person is suggested, children under 12 admitted free of charge. For more information call 926-3126, Madeleine Carr. Theater With a Mission Director Ben GunterSpecial to The NewsBirth Announcements Cayman Jack Sanders Journey Denise Simmons The Wakulla County Tourist Development Council is seeking quali ed applicants for the position of Director to the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council. This is a 20 hour part time contract position with no bene ts. This highly responsible position requires expertise in administrative, computer and social media skills, marketing and annual planning, management work planning, grant experience including oversight of program contracts and grant documents, nancial management; and budget preparation. The applicant will act as a liaison with the community-at-large, tourism community, county government and county commission to improve the economic impact of TDC activities which may require the need to travel to coordinate with the travel industry and other tourist related organizations including trade shows and seminars and will serve as Wakulla Countys and the TDCs representative on statewide tourism issues. Destination management experience with extensive local knowledge, expertise and implementation of themed events, activities in recreation and nature based activities will be advantageous. Work is performed under the direction of the Tourist Development Council and the Board of County Commissioners and is evaluated annually on goals set by the Tourist Development Council. Minimum Quali cations: high school diploma or equivalent diploma and Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college in tourism/marketing or a related eld. Four years of specialized experience may be substituted for college degree. To apply, send a resume to David Moody, Chairman, Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, P. O. Box 67, Panacea, FL 32346. For information concerning the position please contact Virginia Dekle at 850.984.3966. Drug screening and background checks are required. Veterans preference will be given to quali ed applicants. Starting salary will be $22,880 annually. This position closes Aug 5 at 5 p.m. The Wilderness Coast Public Libraries (WILD) Governing Board will meet on Monday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. The library is located at 4330 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville. The meeting is open to the public. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 11Aeducation news from local schools SchoolBy JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After a debate that raised questions about the validity of Florida's school grades, a divided state Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan that will shield schools from steep drops this year in their closely watched grades. The board, in a 4-3 vote, approved a recommendation by Education Commissioner Tony Bennett that will prevent drops of more than one letter grade. As an example, a school that received a B grade last year could only drop to a C when new grades are released later this month. Bennett made the recommendation after school superintendents said they were concerned that grades could plummet this year for many schools. Superintendents pointed, at least in part, to repeated changes in the state's school-accountability system --13 this year alone --which they say have made it harder to meet standards and have created uncertainty. Bennett, speaking to reporters before the board meeting, said his recommendation was part of an effort to prepare for a transition to what are known as the "Common Core Standards," a major undertaking that will fully take effect during the 201415 school year. He said the recommendation to prevent steep drops in letter grades was only temporary and did not reflect a lessening of standards. "I will hold fast that this should not be permanent and cannot be part of the permanent accountability landscape,'' Bennett said. But board member Sally Bradshaw, one of the dissenters, said limiting the drops in grades will disguise what is happening in schools and compromises the "rigor of our system." "Why are we going to mislead parents and the public on how their schools are doing?" asked Bradshaw, who served as a chief of staff for former Gov. Jeb Bush. Other board members, including Chairman Gary Chartrand, who voted for Bennett's recommendation, questioned whether the grading system remains statistically valid. Bennett said the system has become overly "nuanced" because of changes in calculations through the years. "I don't know that it's a real measurement any more, I'm sorry to say,'' said board member Kathleen Shanahan, who also is a former Bush chief of staff. The A-through-F grading system was a highprofile part of Bush's efforts to remake the public-school system after he took office in 1999. While critics have often questioned whether the grades give an accurate picture of what happens within schools, the grades have become an annual ritual and are watched by everyone from parents to realestate salespeople. Bush remains highly influential in state education policy, and the executive director of an organization Bush leads, the Foundation for Florida's Future, urged the Board of Education to vote against Bennett's school-grades recommendation. In a letter to the board Monday, foundation Executive Director Patricia Levesque wrote that reading and math scores this year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test "basically were stagnant" compared to last year. "And when scores are stagnant, students are not making gains, schools will not earn credit for gains and school grades will drop,'' Levesque wrote. "When this occurs it is not the fault of the grading scale, it is a result of low performance, not an encouraging sign as we prepare for Common Core. We have to do much better." But House Minority Leader Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, issued a statement after the meeting that described the board's vote as a "welcomed move away from the education policy dictates of conservative ideologues." "I am pleased that four out of the seven state board members followed the advice of superintendents and public school experts who sought much-needed changes to Floridas school grading formula,'' Thurston said. Bennett said he expects school grades to be issued by the end of July. Voting in favor of Bennett's recommendation were Chartrand and board members Ada Armas, John Colon and Barbara Feingold. Joining Bradshaw and Shanahan in dissent was John Padget.Vote prevents major drops in school gradesStudent artwork is on display until FallCENTENNIAL BANK/ CRAWFORDVILLE: Breanne Dyal (WMS), Miranda Williams (C.O.A.S.T), Kevin Posey (Riversink), Mikaela Miller (MES), Logan Hicks, Victoria Moran (RMS) WAKULLA COUNTY SENIOR CENTER: William Carr (RES), Brandon Osburn (RMS), Michael Appleby (WHS), Alondra Figueroa, Troy Farnsworth and Cassie Taylor (C.O.A.S.T), Hayvan Parda, Andrew Nelson ( WMS) WAKULLA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Tyler Dandridge (MES), Sally Green (WMS), Laney Grubbs (RES), Skylar Musgrove (RMS), Madison Fountain, Megan Higbee, Jessica Collomy, Heather Hupp and Nick Thornton (C.O.A.S.T) CENTENNIAL BANK/ ST. MARKS: Talia Smid (WMS), Andre Henderson, Aislinn Stewart (WHS) COURTHOUSE: Genna Dietrich, Garrett Mckenzie, Abigail Gray, Shelby Mcelwain (RES), Ashley Parramore, Liliana Lewis, Amber Ouzts, Kathleen Jacob, Jamie Barton (RES), Renee Harris, Alicia Mercer, Samantha Simmons (C.O.A.S.T), Jaylyn Cherry, Jason Westmark, Carlos Kilpatrick, Taylor Rowan, Anthony Gulick (WMS), Sarah Smith, Bailey Fagan, Luke Shiver, Layla Kornegay (RMS), Jack Battle, Crystal Posey, Nicole Griner (WHS) SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE: Zack Dunaway (WHS), Micah Sandow (C.O.A.S.T), Jack Wiles (MES), Emily Grif ths (RES)Special to The NewsAll parents and students are invited to attend the Wakulla High School open house on Aug 12 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. During the open house, students will be given a copy of their class schedule and will be encouraged to walk through the school to get an idea of the classroom locations and to meet their teachers. Mr. Crouch, Principal of Wakulla High School, will have a freshman orientation in the school auditorium beginning at 5:45 p.m,.to help make the transition to the high school as smooth as possible. The orientation will center on dress code changes, school pride, student rights and responsibilities, the school attendance policy, and any other student/parent concerns. Wakulla High School will be providing FREE student planners, for ALL students this school year, which will be distributed during English classes. However, it is the responsibility of ALL students to have a 3 inch binder with dividers, pencils and paper for each class. Some courses have an additional supply lists and the Open House provides an excellent opportunity to talk to teachers and get copies of any supply lists before school starts on August 15. There will also be representatives from yearbook, the lunchroom, and the PE department during Open House. Please mark your calendars and we hope to see you there. WHS open house is Aug 12Special to The NewsThe Wakulla High School dress code policy has undergone some changes for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The changes are largely in response to students input voiced to administrators through representatives of the Student Government. As fashion changes, WHS tries to update our policies to stay in tune with these changes and with our students needs. Below is a brief summary of some of the changes in our school dress code, but please read the dress code policy in its entirety in the 2013-2014 Student Handbook because it is the responsibility of both students and their parents to read, understand and adhere to the school dress code. Shirts, tops, blouses, and jackets must cover all aspects of the bosom, chest, back and sides with straps at least three inches wide on each shoulder. Cleavage should not be visible. Tank tops, tube tops, halters, or spaghetti straps are not permitted as a primary top. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be approximately knee length when in a standing position. All dresses must have straps at least three inches wide. No revealing shortshorts and mini-skirts. Undergarments should not be visible at any time. Tights, leotard and leggings must be covered by clothing that is approximately knee length when in a standing position. Pants should t appropriately, without sagging, and hide all undergarments (ballers, underwear, boxers, shorts, etc.). Floridas Sagging Pants Law requires school boards to adopt dress codes barring clothes that expose underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner. Holes in pants above the knee must be covered. Attire and jewelry must not be sexually suggestive or feature crude or vulgar commercial lettering, printing or drawings which would be offensive or insensitive to those on the Wakulla High School campus. They may not depict drugs, tobacco, weapons, alcohol, or be indicative of gang membership. We hope these changes will have a positive impact on both the students and the school environment. It is important to make sure students are dressed appropriately when leaving for school every day. Please contact the school at (850) 926-7125 or come to the open house on August 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss any questions or concerns about the new dress code policy.WHS dress code policy has changes Gov. Square Mall will host kids fair on Aug 3From noon until 4 p.m., Governors Square, in conjunction with ABC 27 will host the I am Excellent Back to School Fair, a celebration featuring free, family-friendly activities. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children to the mall for an afternoon of fun. The event takes place in the parking lot at the Main Entrance as well as Dillards Court. OWNER MUST SELL! Nicely wooded lot in prime recreational area. Crystal clear mountain lake, ski area and brand new golf course. 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Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views SportsBy ALAN ROSS With all three major racing series taking the week off, a longtime favorite topic resurfaced that prodded me into taking a closer look. In a profile of Red Bull Racing superstar Sebastian Vettel, a triple world champion by the age of 25, on the cable TV show F1 36, the shows commentator proclaimed, In Formula One, the driver can only be as good as the tools hes given. Some might call that an oversimplification of Vettels immense talent. Granted, he drives for the best team in Formula One, but everything being equal (hypothetically) with the cars in any of the three major racing series, just what is the difference maker between perceptible skill levels of the drivers? Is there any way to gauge that at all? Once upon a time from 1974-2006, actually, with three years out from 1981-83 the IROC series was conceived and developed to establish just that fact: give identically prepared cars to 6-12 of the best drivers in the world and let them have it. The results were interesting: The all-time champ with ve victories is Mark Martin, followed by Dale Earnhardt with four; all three racing Unsers won the IROC as well as both Labonte brothers. Open-wheel and stock car legend A.J. Foyt won a pair back to back in 1976 and 77. Of the 30 total races run in the series, 22 including the nal 18 in a row were won by NASCAR drivers (includes Tony Stewart, who also ran open-wheel and was Indy Racing League (IRL) champion in 1997). However the rst six races in the series were won by open-wheel specialists, including the great Mario Andretti, a triple-series competitor the only IROC winner to have won in F1, IndyCar, and NASCAR. Still, the IROC series by its nature seemed to tilt proportionately in favor of NASCAR drivers, in that the cars themselves were stocks and the races were contested on ovals a factor that invited heavy criticism. In addition the all-star series was an invitation affair, culling participants from a variety of major racing series, including sports cars and occasionally drag racers. But more often than not the No. 1 drivers from the various racing series represented were not in the IROC eld. All of which indicates that we made little discernible headway towards the question of what separates one elite driver from another and how is that difference determined. Ah, but then we came upon a quote from one of Formula Ones premier racers, Mercedes Nico Rosberg, who stated back in 2009, when he was with Williams: The difference between each driver in Formula 1, from the best to the worst, is about .3 seconds a lap. From the best car to the worst car, I guess, is two seconds or one and a half seconds. So make a percentage with that: 20 percent driver and 80 percent car. Williams legendary team owner Frank Williams adds: If your car is a quarter of a second, a half a second off the front of the grid and you have the worlds best driver, hell make a difference. But if your car is a second off the front, even he wont make a difference. Im feeling a little better. Still, there is currently no system in place to accurately and conclusively determine that microscopic tenth-of-a-second difference between drivers. But there could be. In much the same way that Sabermetrics helped change the way performance in baseball is rated, so too some statistically oriented gearhead the equivalent of baseballs Bill James could devise the same measurement comparison for auto racing, systematically nding a way that measures a drivers own singular contribution aside from the performance of the car. Get your calculators ready for a standing start.Read Alan Ross article on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 in Lindys Sports 2013 Pro Football Preview at newsstands everywhere. E-mail: alanross_sports@yahoo. com. Sportland 2013THE COOL DOWN LAP VOLLEYBALL FOOTBALL What separates the great drivers? Special to The NewsFall practice will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, and will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. until school begins, at which time practice will run from after school until 5 p.m. STUDENTS MUST HAVE A RIDE and MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5 p.m. Please, make sure that your child has dependable transportation arranged.Special to The NewsThe National Football Foundation announced recently that Florida State University broadcaster Gene Deckerhoff will be the recipient of the 2013 NFF Chris Schenkel Award. Presented annually since 1996, the award recognizes individuals who have had long, distinguished careers broadcasting college football with direct ties to a speci c university. Born in Jacksonville, Deckerhoff began his broadcasting career in 1964 as a weekend announcer at WWPF-AM in Palatka. His rst sports assignment came the following summer when he served as an announcer for Palatkas 1965 Little League All-Star game. Deckerhoffs rst football broadcast came in 1972 while working at WTRL-AM in Bradenton. He made his next stop in Tallahassee, joining WTNT-AM and becoming the basketball voice of Florida State in 1974. In 1979, he landed the FSU football play-by-play position as the Voice of the Seminoles, a job that he holds to this day. Deckerhoff has accepted the Florida Sportscaster of the Year Award an astounding 14 times from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. Deckerhoff will accept the Schenkel Award on Dec. 10.Special to The NewsThe Wakulla Middle School football team will start try-outs and practice on Monday, Aug. 5. Practice will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the rst three days, and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. until school starts. In order to be able to participate in football practice, your child must have the appropriate paperwork on le with Mrs. Peck in the front of ce. This paperwork includes Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation, Consent and Release from Liability Certi cate and Concussion & Heat Related Illnesses Information Release Form. These forms can be found on our school website, by clicking on the Athletics link. That website is http://wakulla.wms.schooldesk.net. Make sure you have transportation provided for your child. This will insure the be dropped off and picked up at the appropriate times.Tryouts are set Congratulations to the Wakulla All-stars for nishing second in the State Tournament in Lake City Florida. The team was powered by outstanding offense from Zach Norman, Jordan Vaughan and Dylan Atkins. There was also great pitching from Chase Forester, Austin Hogan and Aaron Ginn. Sound defense from Payton Bennett, RJ Kinard, Jackson Montgomery and Adrian Morris. Speedy base running from Jake McCarl and Morgan Stalvey. The team put together a solid run by winning their District Tournament and ending up with a record of 7 wins and 3 losses. This all-star season was truly a team effort. Each player had a moment along the way that helped this team to succeed. Wakulla High School Baseball Coach Mike Gauger held a camp July 8-11 with about 40 campers. Coach Gauger would like to thank Wal-Mart, Hungry Howies, and Elizabeth Carter Photography. Camp instructors were Coach Gauger and Coach Wood. Helpers were Keefer Beaty, Brandon Geiger, Bailey Metcalf, and Colton McCulley. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 13Aoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsI just thought it couldnt rain more than it did over the Fourth of July week but I guess I was wrong. I think in the last ve days that I have had friends from Atlanta down we have been able to sh a total of about six hours and we got soaking wet during three of them. I havent talked to anyone who has gotten any scallops at St. Marks though one person told me they found quite a few east of Gray Mare rock in three to four feet of water. The grass isnt as thick there but it still looks like three-day-old coffee. The one place I did hear they were getting plenty of scallops was at Lanark Village and around Turkey Point Marine Lab. Capt. David Fife has been catching quite a few reds when he can beat the rain. He had four charters last week and caught about 25 reds, several too big to keep. He also caught some nice ounder and mangrove snapper also and everything was caught on live minnows. Dr. Jim ONeil from Tallahassee fished on Sunday between the rains and caught eight ounder and had several keeper trout and threw back quite a few trout. Mark and Louise Prance, neighbors down the street had their son and his girlfriend down for a week. Justin works for Brantly Gilbert and when hes not on the road working he down here shing. They came in last week for a couple of days and caught quite a few sh. One day they came in with 20 ounder and a 35-inch cobia. They shed with Gulp, cut bait and chartreuse grubs on the bottom. The cobia hit the Gulp. Capt. Randy Peart said he has about two more weeks to sh over at St. George Island and hell be glad when he gets back down around the Aucilla and Econ na. He said last week they caught some real big trout on the grass ats but this week they were few and far between. One day the reds were in the cut and they limited out on slot sh. He said theyre catching plenty of sh to just pull the string and thats what most folks who are staying at St. George on vacation want and most probably sh one time a year and thats on vacation. Randy said they had a bad storm at St. George on Monday and an oyster boat with four men on board capsized. That bay is so shallow it can get extremely rough when a storm blows through. At the time I was talking with him three of them were found but they were still looking for one of the men. Lets pray that they nd him safe and alive. I heard there were plenty of tarpon over at Turkey Point Shoals and also plenty of shermen. There are some big trout being caught in 12 to 18 feet of water off the Ochlockonee Shoals and also expect to catch blues, Spanish and sharks mixed in with them. I would sh a ounce lead head with a gulp and sh it fairly slow on the bottom. Last week I fished with the Ray Andrews party from Tallahassee, We couldnt have asked for a better day. It started out kind of breezy and we shed the ats. As the weather got better we were able to go out to the Rotary. We ended up with 14 ounder and nine trout. Everything was caught on a Pearl White Gulp. I had some folks coming from Atlanta, so last Wednesday Capt. David Fife and myself went looking for sh. We managed to catch six nice trout and seven ounder. The friends from Atlanta came down and the rst day we got to sh for about a half a day. We came in with four trout and seven ounder. The rest of the week was a washout except for a few hours. I hope go in the morning, before they leave. In my last article I said the Kingfish Shootout was June 3 and 4. Of course that was wrong because its already July. The actual dates of the tournament are Aug. 3 and 4 and it will be held out of C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Leukemia Foundation. Remember to know your limits and watch that weather. It can kick up in a hurry and there has been a lot of lighting lately. I can sh in the rain but not when there is lightning involved. Good luck and good shing! From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Theres good shing out there when its not raining TM TM 926-2200 Ross E. Tucker, CLURegistered Health UnderwriterTucker Life-Health Insurance, Inc.Neither Tucker Life-Health nor Ross Tucker is connected with the Federal Medicare program. This is an advertisement for inurance. I understand by calling the number above I will be reaching a licensed insurance agent. Get a Better Medicare Plan Now!You may save money and/or gain benefits! Call today to see if you qualify.Use a Special Election Period to P.O. Box 429 Hwy. 98 Panacea, FL MIKES MARINE SUPPLY SEA HUNTBOATS www.mikesmarineorida.comMarine Supplies & Accessories (850) 984-5637 (850) 984-5693Mike Falk OwnerFax: (850) 984-5698 www.WakullaDiving.com Wakulla Diving Center, Inc. TO DIVELEARN Buy Your Scuba Equipment Here & Class Tuition is FREE!* 2784 Coastal Hwy., Crawfordville850745-8208 2 Highest Rated Training Blended Gasses Scuba Equipment Sales & Service
Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Hopefully some of you out on the water last week saw the ag of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. It has been some time since we were out in the St. Marks area. Coxswain Mark Rosen along with a crew of Raye Crews, Mike Harrison, Norma Hill and Steve Hults were out. The crew had an uneventful day on patrol that allowed for some on the water training, something that we have missed due to the unpredictable weather. As the rain continues, many areas have been under ash ood advisories. Everyone should have heard the phrase Dont drown, turn around in reference to water over roads. Floods are not uncommon in our lowlying areas. However what can be forgotten is the impact these oods have on our waterways. The oods can come with or without notice. We have had several heavy rains lately and there have been more days with rain than without. As the water works its way out into the rivers and into Apalachee Bay, it brings with it many items that are not typically found. The rivers become more cloudy and dangers become more dif cult to see. Debris is carried out and can cause signi cant damage to an engine and hull. There are more hidden dangers for skiers and others enjoying the water. It is a good rule of thumb to err on the side of caution when going out the rst time after a ood or storm. In years past, part of the Auxiliarys duties has been to remove debris from the rivers and channel as well as report boats that have sunk or been moved by the owing water. Any boater who nds a hazard in the water can call it into Station Panama City who can call out a broadcast to mariners as well as work with the auxiliary for assistance in removing the danger. For more information on oods please visit http://www.ready. gov/ oods. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Auxiliary, check out our website at www. uscgaux.net for membership information or contact our Flotilla Staff Of cer for Human Resources Fran Keating at email@example.com. As Sherrie says, safe boating is no accident. While it has been said any day on the water is a great day, making it home safely is the best ending to a great day!a peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysLocal writers share their experiences Coast Guard Station Panama City ......................................................... (850) 234-4228 Coast Guard Station Yankeetown .......................................................... (352) 447-6900 Coast Guard Auxiliary St. Marks (Flotilla 12) ........................................... (850) 942-7500 or ............................................................................(850) 284-1166 Boating Emergencies Coast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton Bug Alert! For two days (July 24 and 25) or more precisely 48 hours, the Florida Keys will become a parking lot of boats in search of the (spiny) Florida Lobster, Panulirus argus. The spiny lobster is not a true lobster like those clawed creatures from Main and Massachusetts, but rather a large craw sh like their smaller kin found in the Louisiana bayous. But absent the large claws, these crustaceans are not easily captured. Legally protected from spear shing, they must be captured by hand or tail snare. Once out of their den, they can swim! The reason for care is sound, so that they can be released if found to be undersized or with eggs. The carapace, or shell of their back, must be at larger than 3 inches long from back to forward between the horns. And they will not sit idle while you measure them either. These creatures are armed with large spines that penetrate most gloves and certainly the unprotected hand. There is an easy gauge (tool) available (and required to be with you) to measure them underwater. Be sure to use bug gloves, a special glove available in most dive shops, to avoid injury. I spent many summers in the Florida Keys surveying reefs from Miami to west of the Dry Tortugas. And yes, we did survey for diseases in the lobster population. No, we do not divulge where we found abundant lobster dens! We used the tail snare to minimize injury and permit us easy data collecting while underwater. Our catch and release was required as we surveyed during most of the summer under a research permit. Your task collecting these delicacies this summer is daunting, and fun. Be sure to have a saltwater shing license, a lobster stamp, a carapace measuring gauge and a Florida dive ag close by (it can be a zoo out there!). Gloves, collecting bag and tickle stick or tail snare will make your collecting more enjoyable. Lobsters are nocturnal, that is they individually roam the reef at night. During the day, when you are likely to be looking for them, they will be hiding back under ledges, usually clustered in groups. They like to return to a series of familiar dens at dawn strategically located around the reef and near grass beds. I have seen lobster dens with as many as 50 critters. Super males maintain a harem of females, which they push out when the den is threatened. When you nd a den, remember where it is for future raids, as lobsters you did not catch this time will return later. Watch for Red Grouper which will protect lobster dens. I suspect they eat the occasional molting lobster and otherwise protect their herd. Beware: the grouper will be upset if you raid their herd. At dusk lobsters will get agitated in their dens and be found around the opening preparing for departure. Dusk underwater, because of the re ection of the sun off the surface of the ocean, is an hour or two earlier than sunset! Of course this is also when several other not so friendly creatures are out feeding, so recognize the relative risk involved. Please remember that due to intense shing pressures in the Florida Keys, virtually every legal sized lobster is harvested. Be careful to not injure lobsters if undersized or females with eggs (called berried), to protect the next generation, the next seasons harvest. If we can be conservative, there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy for years to come. Call (305) 852-7717 or visit http:// oridakeys.noaa. gov icon_external.pngfor more information and about no take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.FWC News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and partners recently released seven rehabilitated manatees in Cape Coral. These manatees were rescued during the recent red tide bloom in southwest Florida. We are very pleased that so many of the manatees we rescued from the effects of red tide have recovered to reach this point, said Andy Garrett, an FWC biologist and Floridas manatee rescue coordinator. Our staff and partners worked very hard during the red tide to get to distressed manatees in time. The FWC and partners rescued 16 manatees suffering from the effects of a red tide bloom that was documented from late last September to April. Fifteen manatees survived after they were initially taken to Tampas Lowry Park Zoo for treatment. Two rehabilitated red tide-affected manatees were released in June, and more releases are scheduled later this month. Five of the seven manatees released remained at the zoo for the duration of their rehabilitation. Earlier this year, the other two manatees were moved to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to ensure the zoo had space for critical care cases. The Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership a cooperative effort of several nonpro t, private, state and federal organizations helps to coordinate the releases of rehabilitated manatees and monitors their health upon return to the wild. Red tide is the primary cause of death for 272 manatees in 2013, a single-year record. Manatees are exposed to the red tide toxin mainly through ingestion of food such as seagrass with accumulated toxin levels. Citizen observers play a vital role in response efforts. The public is asked to report distressed or dead manatees by calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), dialing #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone, or texting Tip@MyFWC. com.FWC, partners release 7 rehabbed manatees in Cape CoralFWC News Mink are rare in Florida, and wildlife biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are hoping to learn more about this small mammal. People can report evidence such as mink sightings, photos and roadkilled specimens online. Adult mink weigh 2-3 pounds and measure about 2 feet in length. Fur can be dark chocolate or a light rusty brown. Sometimes there is a patch of white along the chin and under the throat. There are three known subspecies of mink in Florida Atlantic salt marsh mink, Gulf salt marsh mink and Everglades mink. Some people confuse mink with other species such as otters and weasels, but whereas mink are quite small, otters typically weigh 10 to 30 pounds and are 3 feet or more long. Weasels look similar to mink, but are smaller and have brown fur along their backs and pale yellow fur along the entire belly. For more information or to submit sightings to the FWC, visit MyFWC. com/Research, click on Wildlife, and select Public Asked to Share Mink Sightings under Terrestrial Mammals.Report mink sightings to FWC Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thu Jul 25, 13 Fri Jul 26, 13 Sat Jul 27, 13 Sun Jul 28, 13 Mon Jul 29, 13 Tue Jul 30, 13 Wed Jul 31, 13 Date 3.7 ft. 4:51 AM 3.6 ft. 5:22 AM 3.6 ft. 5:52 AM High 0.9 ft. 10:36 AM 0.8 ft. 11:22 AM 0.9 ft. 12:12 PM 1.1 ft. 12:15 AM 1.5 ft. 12:45 AM 1.8 ft. 1:22 AM 2.0 ft. 2:16 AM Low 4.0 ft. 4:42 PM 3.7 ft. 5:28 PM 3.3 ft. 6:17 PM 3.5 ft. 6:22 AM 3.4 ft. 6:56 AM 3.3 ft. 7:40 AM 3.2 ft. 8:48 AM High 0.3 ft. 11:14 PM 0.7 ft. 11:45 PM 1.0 ft. 1:08 PM 1.1 ft. 2:19 PM 1.1 ft. 3:49 PM 0.9 ft. 5:19 PM Low 2.9 ft. 7:14 PM 2.5 ft. 8:32 PM 2.4 ft. 10:18 PM 2.5 ft. 11:52 PM High Thu Jul 25, 13 Fri Jul 26, 13 Sat Jul 27, 13 Sun Jul 28, 13 Mon Jul 29, 13 Tue Jul 30, 13 Wed Jul 31, 13 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 15A On July 12, Fred Warren Bradford Jr., 33, of Panacea was arrested for battery on a law enforcement of cer and disorderly conduct. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Deputy Marshall Taylor responded to a Panacea home where the WCSO dispatch had received multiple disturbance complaints during the night. The deputies reportedly observed Bradford yelling obscenities and threatening to ght another subject. Bradford allegedly shoved Sgt. Johnston as deputies attempted to arrest him and control was gained over Bradford on the ground. A second subject with outstanding warrants left the home prior to the arrival of the deputies. In other activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce this week:THURSDAY, JULY 11 Detective Josh Langston was checking to make sure a sexual predator in Wakulla County had noti ed the WCSO of his movement from Newport. During the investigation, it was determined that Scott Ray Moon, 47, failed to update his driver license in June 2013 when he moved to Wakulla County. Moon is required to update his driver license within 48 hours of a change of address. A warrant has been requested for his arrest. Byron Linton of Crawfordville discovered two abandoned bicycles on a vacant Crawfordville lot. The bicycles were turned into the Property and Evidence Division and stored at the WCSO. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated.FRIDAY, JULY 12 William Lawrence Blair, 37, of Thomasville, Ga., was arrested for burglary of a conveyance in Panacea. The victim heard noises coming from her vehicle and allegedly discovered Blair inside it. The victim contacted law enforcement and Blair ed from the scene. Deputy Sean Wheeler located Blair near the victims home and positive identi cation was made with the victim. Deputy Billy Metcalf and Lt. Mike Kemp also investigated. Patrick Adam Hiser, 36, of Woodville was arrested for knowingly operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks observed a non functioning brake light and conducted a traf c stop. Hiser was determined to have a suspended license from a previous offense. Carla Chouinard of Crawfordville reported the theft of a puppy and gas can from her home. The puppy is a gray Blue Pit with white on the nose and white on its neck and left front paw. The gas can and dog are valued at $210. Lt. Jimmy Sessor investigated.SATURDAY, JULY 13 Sgt. Ryan Muse conducted a traf c stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 363 and U.S. Highway 98 after he reportedly observed the vehicle drive off the roadway. Sgt. Muse discovered that the tag was not attached to the proper vehicle and the driver did not possess a valid license. The driver, Jamie Leigh Templeton, 34, of Tallahassee was issued a notice to appear in court for driving while license is suspended or revoked with knowledge. Howard Wynns Crabtree, 43, of St. Marks was issued a notice to appear for unassigned tag attached. A trailer tag was attached to a van. A clerk at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville reported a gasoline driveoff. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks located the alleged vehicle, a Hummer, and initiated a traffic stop in Medart. The motorist had allegedly lled the Hummer with $100 worth of gas. It was determined that the suspect allegedly committed four gas drive-offs from Murphy Oil valued at $359 in January, April, May and July. Murphy Oil of cials allowed the 38-year-old Tallahassee man to pay for all of the gas in exchange for not pressing charges and the subject used his bank card to do so. The subject was issued a trespass warning for the gas station. Deputy Ian Dohme also investigated. Melissa Swain of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. A purse was stolen out of the victims unlocked vehicle. A cell phone, purse and contents are valued at $240. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. Tommy Loy of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim observed the front door of the residence kicked in and a bank card stolen. There was approximately $450 worth of unauthorized transactions on the victims bank card. Deputy Mike Crum investigated. Cynthia Johnson of Cairo, Ga., reported a trespass and criminal mischief at her home in Panacea. A screen was cut and the home was entered. Damage to the home was estimated at $185. Due to the similarity to another case nearby, Sgt. Ryan Muse questioned William Lawrence Blair, 37, of Thomasville, Ga. who is incarcerated in the Wakulla County Jail following a similar offense. Blair admitted his involvement with the broken window and damaged screen and was charged with trespassing and criminal mischief. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.SUNDAY, JULY 14 Colby Wade Loftin, 20, of Sopchoppy, Marjorie Rhine, 18, of Apalachicola and Matthew Dale Thompson, 19, of Crawfordville were involved in a single vehicle rollover of a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck on Oak Park Road in Sopchoppy. There were no serious injuries. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. Eldon Theodore Hicks Jr., 31, of Panacea was charged with resisting an officer without violence as deputies attempted to serve an active warrant on him. Hicks was observed by Deputy Ian Dohme standing on a road but he reportedly attempted to conceal himself under a home. Hicks escaped from Deputy Dohme while the deputy addressed three other individuals who came up behind him and began yelling at the deputy during the arrest process. Hicks was eventually found and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. William Birdsong of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his mailbox. The mailbox was run over by a vehicle and destroyed. The box was valued at $125. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated. Crystal Taft of Panacea reported that someone was driving her vehicle while she was incarcerated at the Wakulla County Jail. Family members of the victim observed a suspect, who has been identi ed, as driving her vehicle recklessly in Panacea. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated. WCSO Deputies Marshall Taylor and Will Hudson assisted the Florida Highway Patrol with a single vehicle traf c crash. Tyler Trice of Sopchoppy was driving a 1999 GMC pickup when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at the 600 block of Railroad Avenue in Sopchoppy. The vehicle rolled over before coming to a nal rest. Trice was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.MONDAY, JULY 15 Benjamin Moore of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Two unauthorized charges were observed on the victims bank card. The charges were for magazine subscriptions in New York. The fraud totaled $83. Detective Randy Phillips and Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated. Detective Nick Boutwell was running stationary radar on Highway 267 when he observed a motorist driving 70 miles per hour on the road. He conducted a traf c stop and discovered that the vehicle tag had expired. Brandon Lee Kurzweg, 19, of Tallahassee was issued a traf c citation for the expired tag and issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana found in the car weighed 6.8 grams. A 16-year-old Tallahassee juvenile in the vehicle was issued a juvenile civil citation for possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was allegedly in possesion of a half-gram of marijuana. Angela ONeal of Crawfordville reported the theft of her purse. The purse and contents have been valued at $267 and included medications, jewelry and currency. Detective Rob Giddens investigated. Sandra Stahl of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. Someone scratched the victims vehicle while she was at work or at home. Damage was estimated at $500. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated. Gloria Spears of Crawfordville reported the theft of jewelry from her home. The items are valued at $1,650. Deputy Evelyn Brown investigated. Billy Barton of Crawfordville and Jason Callaghan of Tallahassee were involved in a two vehicle traf c crash at Wal-Mart. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated. Carolyn White of Crawfordville reported the theft of an electronic game system and cash, valued at $319. The items were taken from the victims home. During the investigation the victims property was located at a Tallahassee pawn shop and a suspect has been identi ed. Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Detective Cole Wells investigated.TUESDAY, JULY 16 Forrest Perry of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim reported four unauthorized transactions on his bank card after making purchases on an online website. The charges were created in Hong Kong and totaled $237. Detective Rob Giddens investigated. A Wal-Mart customer service supervisor turned over found property from the stores lost and found collections. Some of the items included a medical alert bracelet, walking canes, jewelry, glasses, wallet, umbrellas, camera card and plush animals. The property was turned in to the Evidence and Property Division. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Suzanne McKenzie of Crawfordville reported the theft of an ice machine from her property. The machine is valued at $3,000 and a suspect has been identified. Deputies Gibby Gibson and Billy Metcalf investigated. David Garner, 66, of Sopchoppy was arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated a complaint at the Spring Creek Highway convenience store of a possible intoxicated driver. In the vehicle, Deputy Wheeler allegedly observed Garner with a fully loaded rearm with the safety off. A smoking pipe was discovered in Garners pocket. Two knifes in sheaths and approximately 82 rounds of ammunition were also discovered in the vehicle. Deputies Gibby Gibson and Billy Metcalf also investigated.WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Deputy Billy Metcalf responded to a possible drowning in the Wakulla River. When Deputy Metcalf arrived at Shell Island Fish Camp he discovered a 61-year-old male and a 59-year-old female in the river. The couple was boating on the river on a pontoon boat when the boat struck a dock and caused the woman to fall into the water. The husband jumped into the water after her, but both subjects were uninjured and refused medical treatment at the scene. Deputy Gibby Gibson and Lt. Mike Kemp also investigated. WCSO Victim Advocate Paige Strickland turned in a set of car keys that were recovered in Panacea. The keys contained other property but nothing that revealed ownership. The owner has not been located and the keys were turned into the Property and Evidence Division. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. James Parham of Panacea reported a grand theft at The Refuge in Panacea. Someone removed the lock from the gate, stole two gates and some fencing. The stolen property is valued at $2,500. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated. Daren Lee Wallace, 44, of Sopchoppy was arrested for vehicle theft after he was observed in Ochlockonee Bay in possession of a vehicle owned by Carole E. Thompson of Carrabelle. The victim had not given Wallace permission to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was reported as damaged at a local business and Wallace was behind the wheel when he was arrested by Detective Rob Giddens. David Williams of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. Someone entered the victims home and stole a large television. The property is valued at $400. Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.THURSDAY, JULY 18 Michael Friddle of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A door at the victims home was damaged. Damage was estimated at $45. Deputy Marshall Taylor investigated. 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Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comBy JIM TURNERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, July 19 Florida may not be gripped by a royal baby watch, but the Sunshine State continues to be on the minds of many summertime-sweltering Americans, or at least those watching cable news and unable to distance themselves from social media. Florida found itself before Americas TV eye for another week, as reaction continued to swirl after a jury in Sanford acquitted George Zimmerman in last years shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager from Miami Gardens. Meanwhile, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins left the agency to pursue opportunities in the private sector, after DCF faced growing criticism about the deaths of four children who earlier had come to its attention. And that was not all the fodder during a normally slow-paced period in Tallahassee. A divided state Board of Education, after a debate about the validity of grades issued annually to schools, approved a plan that will shield schools from steep drops this year. At the same time, legislative leaders want the state to come up with a Florida Plan for educational testing. Oh, and it was announced Thursday that Floridas unemployment rate held at 7.1 percent in June. STUDENTS STANDING THEIR GROUND After three days on the road in New York, Pensacola, Tampa and Bradenton, Gov. Rick Scott ew back to Tallahassee on Thursday to meet with student protesters seeking to overturn the 2005 stand your ground law. But the protesters, led by a group called the Dream Defenders, didnt like that Scott refused to budge in his support for the law. So they remained camped outside Scotts rst oor of ce on Friday, their fourth day on the stone floor, equipped with pillows and blankets in preparation for a weekend inside the Capitol. While Zimmerman didnt invoke stand your ground in declaring he acted in self-defense when shooting Martin, the law has been heavily debated during the racially charged case. So youre telling me again that people who look like me, we dont matter, said Shamile Louis, 21, a student at the University of Florida who came from Gainesville to participate. Our bodies dont matter. We can lie in the street and be dead and its cool. I had a friend killed about a month ago in Orlando. Still no arrest. Still no nothing. Another black man gone. Another young black boy without a father. Democratic lawmakers across the state have offered support for the students sit-in. Meanwhile, legendary musician Stevie Wonder and liberal groups such as Moveon have called for boycotts of Florida tourism and orange juice. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder strongly criticized the stand your ground law Tuesday while addressing an NAACP convention in Orlando, and President Barack Obama chimed in Friday. You know, when Trayvon Martin was rst shot, I said that this could have been my son, Obama said. Another way of saying that is, Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago. Scott maintains there is no reason to call the Legislature to Tallahassee for a special session on the law. I told them that I agree with the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection, which concurred with the law, Scott said in a release after the meeting, referring to a task force formed after the shooting. The Republican-controlled Legislature did not take action this year on proposals to change the law. WHO IS WATCHING THE DCF? The Department of Children and Families is in ux. Esther Jacobo, the managing director for DCFs southern region, was named interim secretary after Wilkins, Scotts longest-serving agency head, stepped down Thursday. Wilkins struggled to implement a new child protection initiative that he said would transform DCF. But the criticism of his handling of the agency steadily grew starting May 16, when the first of the four children died. All four had had contact with DCF abuse investigators before their deaths, and critics contended the deaths could have been prevented. Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood and chairwoman of the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee, was preparing to hold a hearing on the childrens deaths and what she called the turmoil at DCF. Wilkins didnt aid his own cause as he clashed with people running the states 19 community-based care organizations, which deliver local child-welfare services. Wilkins wanted to add terms to the agencies contracts that would give him more control including the right to name their chief executive of cers and other top staff. Instead, the agencies fought back, recruiting lawmakers to try to rewrite part of state law that created the community-based care system, which was designed to shift many child-welfare duties from the state to local non-pro t organizations TESTING THE FLORIDA WAY Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford announced they want the state to withdraw from a multi-state educational consortium that has been developing new tests for students, saying they want a Florida Plan. Gaetz and Weatherford would replace the work from the consortium known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, which is developing tests that are part of the national move to Common Core Standards. To the lawmakers, too many questions remain unanswered about issues such as implementation, administration, technology readiness, timeliness and costs. The introduction of the Gaetz-Weatherford idea came after the state Board of Education narrowly approved a proposal by Education Commissioner Tony Bennett that will prevent schools from dropping more than one letter grade on their annual report cards. The brace was proposed because school superintendents said they were concerned that this years grades could plummet for many schools. The superintendents pointed to repeated changes in the states school-accountability system 13 this year alone which they say have made it harder to meet standards and have created uncertainty. Bennett said the change wasnt a lessening of standards, but part of the transition to the Common Core Standards that are scheduled to take effect during the 2014-15 school year. I will hold fast that this should not be permanent and cannot be part of the permanent accountability landscape, Bennett said. Board member Sally Bradshaw, who opposed putting a limit on how far school grades could drop, argued the move will disguise what is happening in schools. Why are we going to mislead parents and the public on how their schools are doing? asked Bradshaw. STORY OF THE WEEK: Protesters camped out in the Capitol after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The protesters want a special legislative session on the stand your ground law, but Gov. Rick Scott does not plan to call such a session. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: If we got Chronic Wasting Disease in the state of Florida, Id never eat another piece of venison. Marion Hammer, of the National Ri e Association, in support of a proposed ban on importing deer from out of state because of concerns about the spread of a disease can be fatal to the animals.WEEKLY ROUNDUP (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Students stay in Capitol, Wilkins doesnt at DCFBy DAVID WHITEIf you play word association with a wine enthusiast and throw out the word Oregon, chances are pretty high that the response will be Pinot Noir. For good reason. In the 1960s, a handful of young vintners moved to the state, all passionate about wine and eager to be a part of something new. Within a decade, those who believed Oregons climate would be too cold and wet for grapes were proven wrong when a Pinot Noir from one of those trailblazers, David Lett, took home gold at the 1979 Wine Olympics in Paris. Over the next 30 years, hundreds of winemakers set up shop in Oregon, eager to produce world-class Pinot Noir. Today, the states wine industry promotes itself with posters and other promotional items that say Drink Pinot, Think Oregon. But while Lett and other pioneers were focusing on Pinot Noir, a number of other vintners were giving it a go with Riesling. Indeed, about a quarter of Oregons vineyards were planted to Riesling in 1980. As Pinot Noir acreage exploded, however, Riesling became overshadowed. Today, though, Oregon Riesling is experiencing a resurgence. And its better than ever. Many consumers recoil at the sight of Riesling, as its still associated with the sweet, simple German wines of yesteryear, like Blue Nun. Wines like these are still produced and theyll always have fans. But they do a disservice to true Riesling. Its not by accident that Riesling has long been known as the noblest of the noble grapes. For one thing, Riesling is honest. Because most Riesling is fermented in stainless steel, it isnt manipulated through oak aging or other winemaking techniques. So its remarkably transparent and excels in capturing terroir, or a wines sense of place. As Robert Parker, the worlds most famous wine critic, once explained, If you want to talk about terroir, talk about German Rieslings or Alsace Rieslings, where the wines are naked theres no makeup. Riesling is also quite versatile. Some of the worlds best Rieslings are syrupy and lusciously sweet, while others are bone dry. Most fall somewhere in between, and all are extremely fragrant. And thanks to its high acidity, Riesling is an extremely adaptable food wine. Misconceptions still abound, but fortunately, consumers are starting to recognize that Riesling is a serious grape. I recently tasted through a dozen Oregon Rieslings and was impressed with all them. One bottle worth nding is Chehalems Three Vineyard Riesling. Marked by exotic citrus fruits, green apples, and chalk-like minerality, the wine is exceptionally vibrant. Other wines worth looking for include Amity Vineyards Wedding Dance Riesling, PennerAshs Willamette Valley Riesling, and Elk Coves Estate Riesling. All are refreshing and delicious, offering delicate notes of citrus fruits and apples. These four wines do have quite a bit of residual sugar, but they almost taste dry because theyre balanced by bracing acidity. Plus, theyre affordable. While these producers are known for their Pinot Noir many of which cost upwards of $50 per bottle -these Rieslings can be found for right around $20. Riesling might be Oregons best kept secret. So make sure you try some before the word gets out. David White is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com, which was named Best Overall Wine Blog at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards. His columns are housed at Palate Press: The Online Wine Magazine (PalatePress.com). WHITES WINESRiesling: Oregons best-kept secret -Janet
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Page 18A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.thewakullanews.comPerspective to the world around will certainly affect outlook. Soaring above provides a detached viewpoint with all the problems and petty details far removed and out of site below. The ground level standpoint is quite different. Every obstacle, all the trivial obstructions and every other problem are at eye-level, unblinking and ready to complicate an already dubious existence. This may explain the never smiling countenance. This face displays the chronic appearance of dyspepsia and incredulity at the outrageous fortunes thrust upon it. Such is the life of gopher tortoises in Wakulla County, always scuttling about in an attempt to survive in the sometimes hostile contemporary environment. In an attempt to correct former injury to the species, Florida has made this long suffering native its state tortoise. Not to be outdone, Georgia bestowed the title of state reptile on all gopher tortoises, complete with all the recognition and privileges which are attached to that designation. These tortoises, with all their latter-day titles, are burrowing creatures. They have not been deterred by the housing slowdown in recent years, each animal having several burrows in its home range. The idle burrows are not vacant when the gopher tortoise is not in residence. Over 300 species have the opportunity for temporary habitation when the owner is at another location. The list of temporary residents may include a variety of snakes and small mammals, some which will coexist with the tortoises. The burrows, which may reach up to 50 feet in length, offer a welcome reprieve from the baking summer sun. In central and south Florida, the gopher tortoises burrows have become a target for the Giant Argentine Tegu lizards, an exotic carnivorous reptile from South America which has a taste for gopher tortoises. Luckily, these scaly invaders have not made it to Wakulla County. Occasionally homeowners will nd burrows in the landscape. Many times the gopher tortoise gets the blame, but is not guilty of the transgression. A large hole, six to 12 inches in diameter, accompanied by a large mound of sandy soil is characteristic of a gopher tortoise. Their burrow entrances are always wider than they are tall to accommodate the dimensions of the tortoise shell. Armadillos, which migrated to Florida in the latter half of last century, may be the burrowing culprit. Their burrows are usually located in a protected area such as under brushpiles, stumps, in dense brush, or concrete patios, and are about 7-8 inches in diameter. The burrows opening is round to t the armadillos pro le. Like the gopher tortoise, armadillos will have multiple burrows in their home range. Habitat loss has been the greatest threat to the gopher tortoise. These reptiles like to live on the same lands as people, but cohabitation has been a problem even though it has been listed as a threatened species since 1987. Its slow pace has made it vulnerable to domestic animals, children seeking a novel pet, and even frenetic drivers who hit them in the roadways. To learn more about gopher tortoises in Wakulla County contact the UF/ IFAS Wakulla County Extension Of ce at 850-9263931 or http://wakulla. ifas.u .edu. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931.Gopher tortoises scuttling about to survive Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTO BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA gopher tortoise at the entrance to a burrow, above. Burrows can reach up to 50 feet in length and offer temporary housing to up to 300 other species. A tortoise on the move, below.
Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 W a k u l l a C o u n t y S e n i o r C i t i z e n s C e l e b r a t e L i f e Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life Sopchoppy Opry celebrates 13 years of music Page 12B WEEK IN WAKULLA Page 4B Rick Ott and Nelle McCall are From the HeartArtist feature, Page 3B Has there ever been a time when we did not have concerns of some sort? Growing up in Smith Creek, the son of a beekeeper, I was always concerned about the tupelo blossom and whether the weather would cooperate (heavy rain would dislodge the blossom from the branch of the tree), if the sparkle berry bloom would degrade the quality of tupelo honey produced, thus reduce the price. I worried about the rise in the river putting it over the banks scattering the largemouth bass making me unable to locate and catch them. We didnt catch them for fun, we caught them for food and shing and hunting were the main protein (meat) source for our family. As a teenager, I guess I worried about acceptance peer pressure and did my socks match my shirt (it was in then). Bullying was not a large issue because you could go out on the school grounds and settle an issue with a bloody nose or a black eye, and the two walk away as friends with respect for one another regardless of who won or lost the scrap. As a man, raising my two sons and making sure they had everything I didnt have (let me assure you all my needs were met, just some unnecessary wants were not, but few). I always worked at least three jobs to make sure we had money left at the end of the month to take in the movie Rambo and a few other luxuries and to keep the kids involved in sports. All in all, at every age we have concerns (I wont use the word worries because to worry is a sin). Call it what you want, senior citizens have concerns will I remain healthy? how will I remain nancially secure? will my spouse and I remain as happy as we are now? I need to have a reason to be useful and purposeful. They want to know if they can remain content, feel safe in their homes, and how to worry less and enjoy more. Seniors have acquired quantity of life simply by the aging process, and now we are focused on our quality of life. Aging changes us. We are not only more mature, we have knowledge, and more important we have wisdom. Knowledge is just data, information, statistics but wisdom is the ability to put all this knowledge to good use. What senior citizens dont have is the wisdom to face upcoming health challenges that we have only heard about or witnessed rsthand in the lives of our friends and family members. Longevity exposes us to a wide variety of predictable illnesses identi ed through medical research. Turn to Page 2B By MICHELLE HUNTEROf the Senior CenterThere were quite a variety of events and activities going on in June at the center. We always find a reason to dress up in some fashion, or lack of fashion, just for the fun and camaraderie of it. Our Weird or Unusual T-Shirt day was a big hit with many of the seniors and staff participating. The idea was to wear a shirt that was weird, funny or unusual in some way. We gave prizes for the most unusual, which was a shirt with a picture and or saying that no one understood; the oldest, which had to have the date of the event and had to be worn that day; the funniest; and the wildest dressed. It was hard to judge the winners with such a fun variety of shirts worn. Janet Reeves wore a shirt from a 1987 Sandwich Fair in Illinois (the oldest), Kitty Strickland wore a shirt about YouTube, MySpace, Google, Yahoo and a Big Dog (funniest), Bobbie Rosiers shirt said Honey Badger Dont Care we did not understand this one (most unusual), Sherrie Alverson had a wild out t on to go with her shirt Whos got the Button, and Ruby Butlers shirt said Genuine Antique Been There Done That Dont Remember (funniest). The winners were awarded with Wal-Mart gift cards. When it comes to red, white and blue, our seniors are a patriotic group and love to honor their county. On Flag Day we put on the stars, stripes, ags and the colors, and the Pickin n Grinnin Band played a repertoire of good old American songs. We also celebrated Fathers Day on that day. All the gentlemen in the crowd were given a Fathers Day gift from the center A little Kiss from the Senior Center and a choice of work gloves or Goop hand cleaner. Doug Apple from WAVE 94 interviewed several men for a Fathers Day radio show, which aired a couple of times on that Sunday. On June 26 we sponsored a Health Fair at the center with 30 local vendors and over 150 visitors. Some of the vendors included Eden Springs, Bevis Funeral Home, NHC and Gentiva Home Health Care Agencies, Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, Big Bend Hospice, Covenant Hospice, Walgreens, Beltone, Miracle Ear, Audiology Associates, Wakulla Health Department and many more. They provided services such as hearing tests, checked blood pressure and blood sugar, measured height and weight, vision screening and eye glass repair, balance testing, and they gave out literature on the other services they provide. So many people were helped by these services and information. The kitchen staff provided box lunches for everyone, and several of the vendors donated items for the raf e we held at the end of the fair. Turn to Page 11B THE MAGIC OF AGINGBy T.W. 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In growing wiser in my advanced years I have learned that some of the very same processes that keep you healthy when you are young turn against your body as you age. The bodys ability to heal itself when you are young is amazing even to the doctors. While transplants of the liver, kidneys, heart and even eyes can prolong life for us today, you will still continue to age and eventually time runs out for all of us and for each of us. Time on Earth is the ultimate scarce resource and one trophy that, so far, money cannot buy enough of and Obamacare cannot remedy. Its as if time is the trap and we are constantly trying to build a better mouse. So there is no cure to aging, and while young we tried to add life to our years, but there are some things we can do to add years to our life. We can adopt healthier lifestyles which I suggest to all of our senior citizens. Secondly, socialize with others by staying active and involved in life! Scienti c studies have shown that regular exercise improves brain function. Regular exercise helps with depression, pain control and contributes to weight management. Weight management is a vital to adding years to our lives it prevents high blood pressure and diabetes, and keeps the bones strong, avoiding and/or treating osteoporosis. When someone uses the word exercise to a senior citizens many times it is as if a light goes out, a door slams in the mind and you have been essentially cut off and are talking to no one but yourself. As my grandma use to say, Heavens to Betsy (I dont know who Betsy was but I heard a lot about her from Granny), its not necessary to do anything strenuous (weightlifting, bodybuilding, etc.) but even minor changes in your level of physical activity will have a positive impact on a seniors health and add years to their lives. Now a few rules that must be followed to add years to your life are as follows; If you smoke, quit. You will reduce your risk of heart disease greatly. The old Tareyton smokers use to say, Tareyton smokers would rather ght than switch. I use to ask them, would you rather die than quit? Get out and walk daily. Wakulla County has a beautiful coastline, walking trails, sinks and springs that are inviting and well suited for senior citizens to enjoy. Not that mobile? Stretching, chair exercise and gardening can be enjoyable and ward off dreaded diseases that seniors often encounter. Seniors are often hounded and haunted by loneliness and depression. Vitamin D can often combat the risk of depression. Ask your doctor about adding a daily dose to the old pill box in the medicine cabinet. However, Vitamin D is best taken through absorption from enjoying outside activities and you dont have to consult a physician about spending time in the great outdoors. This is the time of year when our gardens are ourishing. Fruits and vegetable are plentiful right now. Enjoy a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day. I had a nice mess of eld peas this week I should have left the smoked neck bone out). Engage the help of others, and if youre not moving as swiftly as you use too, dont be so prideful as not to use an assistive device to walk. How many seniors reading this know of someone who has fallen! Assistive devices can be used to manage dif cult tasks and reduce your risk of falls and injuries that might lead to hospitalization. The old term, break a leg we heard often in our younger days. Now, we need to be careful as not to fall and break a hip! Finally, learn something every day. Computers, iPads, iPhones, and if youre not too technologically savvy, books are extremely important in keeping the mind active and healthy. Keeping a healthy mind is the key to keeping a healthy body! At least think about it. I was reading an interesting study by a scientist named Tom Rando, who has three Harvard degrees, including a Ph.D. and an M.D. Dr. Rando took an older mouse and conjoined it surgically to a younger mouse. Through medical experiments it was learned that the older mouse healed (liver) as quickly as the younger it was conjoined with. While other older lone mice with the same medical issue healed much slower and some not at all. Dr. Rando stated that it wasnt the stem cells of the younger mice that made the difference, but the chemical soup surrounding the cells of the older conjoined mouse. Now, Im not suggesting that seniors be conjoined with high school seniors, but I am suggesting that senior citizens spend more time with young people and vice-versa. Why? Old soup doesnt promote healing, but being around young people helps you recapture some of your youth mentally and I believe helps your body respond physically in the same manner that it did when younger. It certainly will raise the attitude and attitude produces altitude. My granddaughter had me on horses last year, my grandson has me swinging him around like a whirly-bird. While engaging in this activity with them, I dropped back mentally 20 years in my life but the real question is; how many years, months or days did they add to my life. Ill take Dr. Randos advice and instead of trying to make a new trap, I can make a better mouse.Maurice Langston is executive director of the Wakulla Senior Citizens Center.Langston: Dont build a new trap, build a better mouse The Wak ulla News F o r l o c a l n e w s a n d p h o t o s v i s i t u s o n l i n e For local news and photos visit us online w w w t h e w a k u l l a n e w s c o m www.thewakullanews.com
& www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 3BBy JENNY ODOMSpecial to The NewsIn the sleepy town of Sopchoppy, located at the corner of Rose Street and Municipal Avenue, sits a well-kept wooden house built in the early 1900s. Its painted white with bluegrey trim. Today, a handmade mosaic sign out front reads Recording Studio and offers anyone passing this way a telephone number. Another sign, above the front porch reads From the Heart of Sopchoppy. It does make one curious. For years the building sat dilapidated and unused. Rick Ott and Nelle McCall watched the deterioration continue from their rented commercial space across the street and with circumspection made plans to acquire the property. It was really, really bad, explains McCall. The interior studs were completely termite damaged and had to be replaced. We had to rip out a wall to put in new studs. The foundation was horrible. There are so many stories about this house, I could go on and on. Once they purchased the property, it took about a year to complete the renovation, and by July 4, 2004, Ott and McCall held the grand opening for From the Heart (FTH) during Sopchoppys annual Independence Day celebration. A multi-faceted business venture, there was a cafe and coffee shop located in the front, and the recording studio in the back. Ott exits to the back of the old wooden house, oors creaking. As he returns with two plaques, his face lights up and he describes the community effort put forth to refurbish the space. He explains how he and Nelle were honored to receive the Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Award for the renovation of the Martha Syfrette Revell Rooming House. One of the plaques is an award for Ott and McCall, the other award is given to the Community Volunteers of Sopchoppy, Florida. Im proud of the fact that they gave Nelle and me an award for renovation of the historic building, but Im really proud that they gave our community (of volunteers) an award too, states Ott, so many people helped us restore it. We couldnt have done it without all of them. It was amazing. he smiles. Unfortunately, the cafe and coffee shop no longer exist. We had to get out of the business of perishables, Nell states matter of factly, and she doesnt seem to regret the decision. We did it all ourselves for a long time, running the cafe and coffee shop during regular hours, then we were doing music production and playing gigs after hours, Ott jumps in. We were working 14 hours a day. It just became too much for us, physically, to bear any more. Light streams through tall uncovered windows illuminating the heart pine wood floors and white walls. The space is open, bright and comfortable. There is a long bar with stools on either side, behind it is the kitchen. In one corner is a large, thick rug for the musical set up stool, microphone, speakers and a guitar where Ott plays and writes, and invites musicians to perform at one of the house concerts held at the space. A labor of love, Ott and McCall, work together in all of their ventures. Ott, a 1972 graduate of Leon High School, started playing the guitar when he was a teenager. He is the self-taught musical muscle behind FTH Recording Studio, and the major schlepper of musical equipment when they go on the road. As well, he is an accomplished artist, in his own right, who performs throughout the region as the lead in The Rick Ott Band, and also as a solo artist, writing and performing music. McCall, a native of Quincy, is the backbone and paper pusher, doing most of the booking, event planning, marketing and handling of business affairs. Im the organized one, she grins, and explains that she likes being the behindthe-scenes person. Since 2004, FTH has recorded and released 35 CDs. They can take a project from inception to nish, offering track, remix, master and duplicating services. Pricing is available on the FTH website. In 2007 in an effort to help gain exposure for musicians working with their recording business, they began producing a weekly radio program, FTH Music Hour. The one hour program featured songs and interviews with artists from the Southeastern U.S., with an emphasis on musicians who had ties to Northwest Florida, and especially artists whod worked in the studio. The show was successful and ran on Oyster radio, based out of Eastpoint, for about a year and a half. In 2009 Ott and McCall were offered an opportunity to work with WFSU to expand their vision of a local music hour into a television show. The idea was to do kind of an Austin City Limits from Northwest Florida, says Ott. Originally, plans were to produce one show every three months, but the pair realized after producing a few shows, that the schedule was too aggressive to pull off. We just realized wed taken on way too much work, especially with all the other stuff we have going on, says McCall. Now they produce about one program a year, using primarily the acoustically rich and historic Monticello Opera House as their recording venue of choice. It is the best place weve found to record with a live audience anywhere in the region, Ott expresses. The acoustics in the Opera House are nearly perfect. So many musicians had never even been inside this place. Ott continues. There is just no other place in North Florida with this kind of acoustic sound. They have lmed four of the seven FTH Music Hour programs at the venue, giving it a large dose of exposure to the public, and musicians who didnt know it existed. Ott and McCall have developed a strong working relationship with the Monticello Opera House team, as well as with WFSUs General Manager, Pat Keating. Because of the success weve had with the FTH Music Hour, I now have to book the space a year in advance, he grimaces. The next FTH Music Hour will be recorded over two nights, Aug. 2324 at the Monticello Opera House, which houses about 350 people. Friday night will be a full concert, and Saturday will feature an acoustic evening of performers. FTH works with established songwriters such as Billy Dean, a Quincy native with eight studio albums and more than 20 hit singles, and multi-platinum producer, John Kurzweg, a Tallahassee native. They also work with emerging artists such as The Currys, Mimi Hearn and Sarah Mac Band, and many others. Back home on Rose Street, they felt the lack of local music being offered anywhere in Sopchoppy, Ott and McCall began opening the doors of FTH about once every six weeks for house concerts beginning in January of this year. When Posh Java closed, theres been no place to listen to live music in Sopchoppy, so we decided to start these up, just to have something going on, says Ott. We invite people in, tell them to bring their own drinks, close the doors, turn down the lights and let them sit back and enjoy the music. We want people to feel like theyre sitting in their living room listening to music, with a live band in the corner. The next house concert will feature The Currys on July 27. Ott produced the rst six song CD for the trio of brothers from Port St. Joe, and currently, they are attempting to raise funds through kickstarter. com to begin production of their rst full-length CD in the fall. And if thats not enough going on, located next door in a small and inviting brick building is FTH Shoppy. McCall runs the space, a collection of well-displayed vintage and repurposed furniture, household items, jewelry and clothing, including the ever-popular menagerie of Sopchoppy Tshirts. There is a large curtain behind the register. On the front patio, you might nd an art deco style ceramic pot, all cleaned up with a owering plant inside. Walk inside, you can pick up a bargain-priced pair of vintage earrings or maybe a once beloved rag doll stitched back together. McCalls background and education is in horticulture, but she works with much more than plants and dirt. I dont like to call myself an artist. I just like to play. I create things, McCall says as she picks little bits of glue off her hands. When I go behind the curtain, thats where I play. When asked if any part of their business were potential to be run as a charity, they eye one another across the table. We dont run a nonpro t, but were really good at running a no pro t, she says, and they both laugh. She reaches into a bag and pulls out a blue pouch of tobacco and some rolling papers. She continues the conversation without skipping a beat, as she expertly rolls a cigarette between her tiny, rough ngers. Keeping multiple businesses afloat in such a small, off-the-beaten-path place like Sopchoppy takes perseverance, patience and a quiet passion for a simple life. It all comes from the heart, but McCall also thinks she and Ott may possess a physical advantage that makes this life theyve created not just a bearable existence, but a necessary one. We must be diehards with intestinal fortitude, McCall laughs. To learn more about From the Heart, visit www. fromtheheartofsopchoppy. comRick Ott and Nelle MccallThey do it all From the Heart From the Heart House Concert e Currys acoustic folk trio from Port St. Joe Saturday, July 27 Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m. Charge is $10 per person. BYOB. Call (850) 962-5282 for more information. From the Heart Music HourYou can attend the lming of the next episode of From e Heart Music Hour on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24 at e Monticello Opera House for broadcast on WFSU-TV. Friday, Aug. 23 Neil Alday and Further South John Kurzweq with Terry Clark and Dale Shumate CB Project will perform at the after party Saturday, Aug. 24 Aaron Sheppard KJL Trio Rick Ott and Lindsay Evans John Kurzweg Gatorbone Band featuring Lon and Lis Williamson. e Rick Ott Band with guests Lindsay Evans and John Kurzweq will perform at the after party. Tickets are $15 per evening. is event directly supports WFSU-TV. For information contact Rick Ott (850) 962-5282. Tickets will be available at From e Heart and online at the Monticello Opera House. e Monticello Opera House will also be serving dinner each night for $15 per person. Reservations required for dinner. Contact the Monticello Opera House directly for dinner reservations at www.monticellooperahouse.org or (850) 997-4242. Artists of WakullaArtists of Wakulla is a monthly feature that highlights an individual artist living and working in Wakulla County. If you are an artist, or know an artist, who is interested in being featured, please contact Jenny Odom at firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTOS BY JENNY ODOM/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSRick Ott has his hair mussed by Nelle McCall in their From the Heart Studio. Rick Ott sits in the performance space in the recording studio. From the Heart was once the Martha Syfrett Revell Rooming House
Page 4B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25 2013 www.thewakullanews.com Clubs, Groups, Regular Meetings Thursday, July 25 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, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge.Friday, July 26 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call 5451853 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, July 27 LUPUS SUPPORT NETWORK meets every second Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the B.L. Perry Library located at 2817 South Adams in Tallahassee. This group provides information, education and mutual support for people with lupus and related autoimmune diseases. 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 email@example.com for details. WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.Sunday, July 28 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, July 29 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. 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, July 30 VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO is starting up its weekly occurrence. Bingo will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 18 years and up only please. 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 6:30 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, August 1 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 4911684. 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 Government MeetingsMonday, August 5 COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers. Thursday, August 8 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP for scal year 2013-2014 will take place in the commission chambers at 5 p.m. CITY OF ST. MARKS will hold a public hearing on a request for variance beginning at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall. TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will meet at the welcome center in Panacea at 8:30 a.m. Monday, August 12 PLANNING COMMISSION meeting will take place in the commission chambers at 7 p.m. CITY OF SOPCHOPPY will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers. Monday, August 19 WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers. WAL-MART BLOOD DRIVE 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. APALACHEE BAY VOL. FIRE DEPT YARD/BAKE SALE 8 a.m. 2 p.m. SOPCHOPPY OPRY at the Sopchoppy Auditorium $10 7 p.m. GETTING READY FOR YOUR FALL GARDEN at the Ext. Of ce, $5 cover 6:30 p.m.FridaySaturdaySaturdayTuesday W e e k Week i n in W a k u l l a akulla W a k u l l a akullaEmail your community events to jjensen@ thewakullanews.net Weekly meetings Special EventsFriday, July 26 WAL-MART BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card, a $5 coupon off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse and a wellness checkup including cholesterol screening. Make an appointment online at www.fbsdonor.org and use account #G1915. If you donate two times between June 1 and September 30 you will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback. Saturday, July 27 APALACHEE BAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT is having a yard and bake sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1557 Shell Point Rd. SOPCHOPPY OPRY will present its 13th annual show at 7 p.m. in the historic Sopchoppy High School auditorium. Come early and enjoy seafood catered by the Family Coastal Restaurant. This years lineup includes Lon and Elizabeth Williamson, Michele Miligan and Bobby Kennedy as well as Rick Kuncicky. Dress code is casual and tickets are $10. For more information and tickets visit sopchoppyopry.com or call 962-3711. THEATER WITH A MISSION AND PALAVER TREE THEATER CO. present an adaptation of Lope de Vegas Nuevo Mundo (New World). Truly an up-close and personal look at Floridas past, this brand new translation of the rst play in history to dramatize the initial contact between Europeans and Native Americans, overflows with swashbuckling action, heart-breaking romance, and serious re ection on religion, politics, and race relations. Expect audience interaction, singing, dancing and food. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the old courthouse at 23 High St. in Crawfordville. A $10 suggested donation is requested but not required. For more information please visit www.palavertreetheater.org. CANOPY ROADS THEATER CO. & PALAVER TREE THEATER CO. present The AUDITION Workshop taught by Canopy Road Theaters founder/director Kevin Carr. Participants are asked to bring a 90 second monologue to work on (does not have to be memorized). The workshop will take place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the public library. The fee is $20. Accepting Walk-Ins or you can sign up in advance at www. palavertreetheater.orgTuesday, July 30 GETTING READY FOR YOUR FALL GARDEN workshop will be held at the Extension of ce at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5. For more information visit wakulla.ifas.u .edu or call 926-3931.Upcoming EventsFriday, August 9 WHS CLASSES OF 76-80 will be holding their collective reunion on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Shriners Club in Medart. Friday nights theme is Urban Cowboy and Saturday nights theme is Saturday Night Fever. $35.00 per person for all events. Please contact Brent Thurmond at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pollie Lawhon at email@example.com or 591-2358. Saturday, August 10 BIG HEARTED ANGELS will sponsor its 7th annual back to school shopping event for disadvantaged children. The goal of BHA is to take 150 children on our annual Back to School shopping spree, whose families are in need of assistance. Sponsorship for one child is $50. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Sponsorships or donations may be made at AMERIS Bank. Please make checks payable to Big Hearted Angels Inc. Visit www.bigheartedangels.org for more information. Monday, August 12 WILDERNESS COAST PUBLIC LIBRARIES (WILD) Governing Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call 997-7400. Saturday, August 17 CATHERINE CAMERON BOOK LAUNCH will be held at the Crawfordville Womans Club from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. to celebrate the release of her book Are You Looking for an Administrative Job? Refreshments, books for sale and, of course, great fellowship will be offered. RSVP to bluewater5@ centurylink.net by August 10. Book is also available on www.amazon.com. July 25 August 1 This Friday, July 26, we will show the acclaimed film from earlier this year about Jackie Robinsons breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Starring Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodger GM Branch Rickey, this inspirational, thought provoking drama illustrates the struggles Jackie Robinson went through trying to be strong enough to not ght back as he opened the doors not only to minorities in baseball put paved the road for the Civil Rights Movement which began in earnest a decade later. Dr Martin Luther King was quoted as saying that Robinson made his job much easier. This PG-13 (for thematic elements including language) lm begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. KATIE ADAMS RETURNS TO WCPL ON AUG 1 Storyteller Katie Adams returns on Thursday, Aug 1 to WCPL! The coasts of Florida were once crawling with pirates. In colorful pirate garb Katie brings these stories to life with singing, a treasure chest of props and costumes, audience participation and more. Stories include The Ballad of the Pirate Queens, The Three Wishes, Short Tales of Florida Pirates and others. Her always lively stories will entertain the entire family so please come out for all the fun. The great times will start at 7 p.m. NEW J.K. ROWLING NOVEL IS IN! As I mentioned last week, J.K Rowling, the international bestselling author of the Harry Potter series, published a crime novel a few weeks back under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Once this news broke, sales for the book (titled The Cuckoos Calling) jumped 570,000% (no thats not a typo) on Amazon. com. After a brief delay, our copy should be in by the time youre reading this. Hurry and get your name on the waiting list for this well received crime thriller as Rowling continues to branch out into new genres of writing. We should have an additional copy ready soon! EDGAR AWARD WINNERS & NOMINEES Each year, the Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar Awards to various works in the mystery/thriller genre. Even being nominated is a great feather in the cap for upcoming and established authors. This years winners & nominees in the Best Novel and First Novel categories are coming in to WCPL. Many we already had like Dennis Lehanes Live By Night (winner for Best Novel), and Gillian Flynns Gone Girl, but many more have been ordered since the awards were announced. Ive actually enjoyed reading the Best First Novel nominees more than recent work from many established writers. Please come by and tell us if you agree that these Edgar Award winners & nominees are worth all the acclaim. Theyll be in the new books section of the library or you can come to the front desk and well be happy to help you nd them. SUMMER READING BOOKS UPDATE Were now nearing the end of July and with the rst day of school set for Aug 15, we strongly recommend that, if your child hasnt at least put themselves on the waiting list for their grades summer reading, that they do so as soon as they can. While we have purchased multiple copies of each summer reading book, due to increasing longer wait lists, we are rapidly approaching a date where we cant guarantee that your child will be able to get the book before school begins. If you or your child has an account with us were more than happy to add you to any waiting list over the phone. We also have copies available of some of the books via e-book for those who have a reader. Please dont hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way.By SCOTT JOYNER Library Director Library News...
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Home: (352)746-0285 Cell: (352)464-4339 Seth Scotts Heat & Air State Lic.Contractor #CAC1817434 Honest & Dependable Service, Installation, Repair & Maintenance: Residential & Commercial 12yrs Exp. 850-509-2405 5774-0725 TWN Invitation to Bid Inmate Commissary PUBLIC NOTICE Wakulla County Sheriffs Office (WCSO) is accepting written proposals from all qualified and interested parties for Inmate Commissary and Trust Fund Accounting Services. Parties interested in preparing a response to this RFP need to go to www.wcso.org and complete the requirements set forth in the attached documents. Under the proposal process of WCSO, the conditions as set forth herein are binding to the proposer to the extent you confirm acceptance by your binding signature, by an officer, on the cover letter. WCSO welcomes your response. WCSO reserves the right to reject any proposal found to be non-responsive, vague or non-conforming. WCSO also reserves the right at any time to withdraw all or part of this proposal request in order to protect its best interest. WCSO is not liable for any costs incurred by the party in preparing its response, nor is a response an offer to contract with your firm. Pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, all proposal responses are subject to open records laws. July 18 & 25, 2013 5775-0801 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA Pre-qualified bidders are invited to bid on a General Contract for the construction of the Guidance Office Renovations at Wakulla High School in accordance with Contract Documents. All bids must be a lump sum basis; segregated Bids will not be accepted. -PROJECT: Guidance Office Renovations -PROJECTNO.:13/14-05 -BID DATE:August 14, 2013 -TIME:2:00 pm The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida will receive sealed bids until 2:00 pm local time on August 14, 2013. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. All interested parties are invited to attend the Bid Opening; Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the following location: -W akulla County School Board, Florida -Administration Building (Board Room) -69 Arran Road -Crawfordville, Florida 32327 Drawings and Specifications may be viewed and purchased from Seminole Blueprint at their online plan room at Seminoleblueprintinc.com or by calling 850.671.2714, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with Drawings and Specifications. Each Bid shall be addressed to: -Wakulla County School Board -Administration Building -P. O. Box 100, 69 Arran Road and be marked: 1.Guidance Office Renovations, Wakulla High School 2.(Name of Bidder) 3.(Address of Bidder) 4.City, State, Zip Code) 5.OWNERS BID NO. 13/14-05 All bids shall be delivered by a representative of the Bidder or by registered mail with return receipt requested. Bid security in the amount of five percent of the Bid must accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. In the event the Contract is awarded to the Bidder, Bidder shall, within eight (8) Owner business days after the award by the Owner of the Contract shall furnish the required Performance and Payment Bonds; failing to do such, Bidder shall forfeit their bid guarantee as liquidated damages. The Performance and Payment Bonds shall be secured from any agency of a surety or insurance company, which agency shall have an established place of business in the State of Florida and be duly licensed to conduct business there. The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and/or informalities in any Bid and to reject any or all Bids in whole or part, with or without cause, and/or accept the Bid that in its judgment will be for the best interest of the School Board of Wakulla County, Florida. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 7B 5776-0725 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE THE SCHOOLBOARD OF WAKULLACOUNTY ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING : EVENT:Special School Board Meeting/First Public Hearing on the 2013-14 Budget DATE: Monday, July 29 2013 TIME: School Board Meeting -5:45 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING -6:00 p.m. PLACE : School Board Room, 69 Arran Board, Crawfordville, Florida PURPOSE: School Board Meeting/Budget Hearing For further information please contact: Superintendents Office, Wakulla County School, P.O. Box 100, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL32326, 850-926-0065 July 25, 2013 5782-0801 TWN Auction Sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self Storage Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV, that Downtown Storage Center, 57 High Drive, Crawfordville, Florida will hold a sale of contents of mini warehouses containing personal property of: Britt, Devon Lawrence, Scott Williams, Toyianna Payment of past due rents and fees must be made on or before Friday, August 1 2013, by 5:00 p.m. before the sale date of Saturday, August 2, 2013. The owner(s) may redeem their property by payment of the outstanding balance and cost by contacting Downtown Storage Center, 850-926-2562 or, by paying in person at the warehouse location. July 25 & August 1, 2013 5748-0725 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SUSPENSION Case No: 201301598 TO: Michael K. Smith, ANotice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law. July 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5764-0815 TWN vs. Crosby, Michael Case No. 2003 DV 093 Motion to Dissolve Injunction PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2003 DV 093 TINA MARIE HAMEL Petitioner vs. MICHAEL CROSBY Respondent MOTION TO DISSOLVE INJUNCTION COMES NOW, the respondent, MICHAEL CROSBY, by and through undersigned counsel to petition this honorable Court pursuant to F.S. 784.046 to dissolve the injunction in this cause and as grounds states: 1. On July 31, 2000, this honorable Court granted Ms. Cliftons petition for injunctive relief. 2. Since that time there has been a circumstantial change in circumstances in that Ms. Clifton no longer lives in the State, in fact, it has been discovered through local investigations, so far that she is currently on the run from the law. 3. There has never been any violation in the 13 years this injunction has been in place. There is obviously no danger to her. The scenario underlying the injunction no longer exists so that continuation of the injunction would serve no valid purpose. 4. Mr. Crosby request this relief because of the stigma attached to his record. He is greatly harmed by the stigma of having a DVI on his record. Whenever he applies for work the injunction serves as highly prejudicial in his pursuit of a job. WHEREFORE, Mr. Crosby seeks relief consistent with this Motion. Respectfully submitted, /s/STEVEN P. GLAZER 3 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327 850-926-1234, Florida Bar No. 0789798 July 25 and August 1, 8 & 15, 2013 5765-0815 TWN vs. Crosby, Michael Case No. 2000-DV-76 Motion to Dissolve Injunction PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2000-DV-76 MELISSA CLIFTON Petitioner vs. MICHAEL CROSBY Respondent MOTION TO DISSOLVE INJUNCTION COMES NOW, the respondent, MICHAEL CROSBY, by and through undersigned counsel to petition this honorable Court pursuant to F.S. 784.046 to dissolve the injunction in this cause and as grounds states: 1. On July 31, 2000, this honorable Court granted Ms. Cliftons petition for injunctive relief. 2. Since that time there has been a circumstantial change in circumstances in that Ms. Clifton no longer lives in the State, in fact, it has been discovered through local investigations, so far, that she is currently on the run from the law. 3. There has never been any violation in the 13 years this injunction has been in place. There is obviously no danger to her. The scenario underlying the injunction no longer exists so that continuation of the injunction would serve no valid purpose. 4. Mr. Crosby request this relief because of the stigma attached to his record. He is greatly harmed by the stigma of having a DVI on his record. Whenever he applies for work the injunction serves as highly prejudicial in his pursuit of a job. WHEREFORE, Mr. Crosby seeks relief consistent with this Motion. Respectfully submitted, /s/STEVEN P. GLAZER 3 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327 850-926-1234, Florida Bar No. 0789798 July 25 and August 1, 8 & 15, 2013 5784-0815 TWN vs. Crosby, Michael Case No. 2003 DV 093 Summons PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2003 DV 093 TINA MARIE HAMMEL Petitioner vs. MICHAEL CROSBY Respondent SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL TO: TINA MARIE HAMMEL, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL IMPORTANT A lawsuit has been filed against you. You have 20 calendar days after this summons is served on you to file a written response to the attached complaint/petition with the clerk of this circuit court, located at: ___________________ A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be filed if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. If you do not file your written response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office (listed in the phone book). If you choose to file a written response yourself, at the same time you file your written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written reaponse on the party serving this summons at: Steven P. Glazer, 3 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. 850-926-1234. If the party serving summons has designated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents, upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be served at the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.ly Law Rules of Procedurejail Address. July 25 and August 1, 8 & 15, 2013 5785-0815 TWN vs. Crosby, Michael Case No. 2000-dv 76 Summons PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2000-dv 76 MELISSA CLIFTON Petitioner vs. MICHAEL CROSBY Respondent SUMMONS: PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL TO: MELISSA CLIFTON, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL IMPORTANT A lawsuit has been filed against you. You have 20 calendar days after this summons is served on you to file a written response to the attached complaint/petition with the clerk of this circuit court, located at: ___________________ A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be filed if you want the Court to hear your side of the case. If you do not file your written response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may be taken thereafter without further warning from the Court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid office (listed in the phone book). If you choose to file a written response yourself, at the same time you file your written response to the Court, you must also serve a copy of your written reaponse on the party serving this summons at: Steven P. Glazer, 3 High Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. 850-926-1234. If the party serving summons has designated e-mail address(es) for service or is represented by an attorney, you may designate e-mail address(es) for service by or on you. Service must be in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents, upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be served at the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.ly Law Rules of Procedurejail Address. July 25 and August 1, 8 & 15, 2013 5783-0725 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE 8/12 sale date 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 & PTowing 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, on 7/26/13 at 9:00 a.m. on the following vehicle(s): 2010 Chevrolet VIN # 2G1WB5EKXA1100892 July 25, 2013 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!6 River Cove $550 mo., 2 BR/1BA, BAY VIEW. Near Community Boat Ramp. Pets Considered. 4395 Hwy. 319 SMALL COMMERCIAL OFFICE on Crawfordville Hwy, in Medart. $550. mo. 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. 2797 Surf Rd. 2BR/1A Block, Bay front home. 1,140 Sq. ft. heated area Newly remodeled, No pets, No smoking, $1,050 mo. 3049 Crawfordville Hwy. 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Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25 2013 www.thewakullanews.com 5768-0725 TWN Vs. Show, Dorothy Case No. 65-2010-CA-000135 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No: 65-2010-CA-000358 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY J. SHOW, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 65-2010-CA-000135 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and DOROTHY J. SHOW AND THOMAS STEPHEN SHOW, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Wakulla County, Florida at 11:00AM EST on the 8th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 7, BLOCK B, WOODVILLE SOUTH, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 207 BOB MILLER ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of June, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By:/s/ Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: firstname.lastname@example.org In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at the Office of the Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327; Telephone: (850) 926-0905; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (Voice), via Florida Relay Service. To file response please contact Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Tel: (850) 926-0905; Fax: (850) 926-0901. July 18 & 25, 2013 WB-10-34805 5770-0801 TWN vs. Nunnery, Frances Case No. 2013-CA-000007 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR WAKULLACOUNTYCASE NO.: 2013-CA-000007 HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking Corporation, Plaintiff, v. FRANCES ARLENE NUNNERYF/K/AFRANCES ARLENE RHODES, KENNETH RAY RHODES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANCES ARLENE NUNNERYF/K/AFRANCES ARLENE RHODES, N/K/ASTEVE ALLEN NUNNERY, and WAKULLACOUNTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Wakulla County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on August 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time in the Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Wakulla County, Florida, to-wit: Lots 5 and 6, Block H of REPLAT OF AGUADE VIDA, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 12, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. This Notice dated this17th day of June, 2013. BRENTX. THURMOND, Clerk, of Circuit Court (Seal) By:/s/ Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk July 25 & August 1, 2013 5772-0725 TWN Vs. Williams, Lillian Case No.: 10000405CANotice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDACIVILACTION CASE NO.: 10000405CA FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMJPANY Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LILLIAN T. WILLIAMS A/K/ALILLIAN TAMIKKAWILLIAMS, DECEASED, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated June 17, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 10000405CAin the Circuit Court for Wakulla, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANYis the Plaintiff, and UNKNOWN HEIRS OF LILLIAN T. WILLIAMS A/K/ALILLIAN TAMIKKAWILLIANS, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Wakulla Florida, described as: LOT 4 (5.00 ACRES) COMMENCE AT AST. JOE PAPER COMPANYCONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARYOF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 734.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 797.41 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 273.14 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 797.34 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARYOF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 273.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 5.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH AN ACCESS EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EASTERLY30.00 FEET THEREOF DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AST. JOE PAPER COMPANYCONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARYOF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 431.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST 398.93 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 30.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 368.90 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 1655.69 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF LUKE SMITH ROAD, THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 32.52 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARYOF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER 1698.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL32327 at 11:00 AM. on the 8th day of August, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL32327, telephone (850) 926-0905, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service. Dated: June 17, 2013. WAKULLACOUNTYCLERK OF COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT (SEAL) By:/s/ Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk FLORIDAFORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL33431 (727) 446-4826 July 18 & 25, 2013 5773-0725 TWN Vs. Estate of Leaston Spears Case No. 13-2-CA Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 13-2-CA, CIVILDIVISION CENTENNIALBANK,as successor in interest to WAKULLABANK, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF LEASTON LAMR SPEARS, deceased, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 6, 2013, and the Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale, entered July 8, 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 August 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property: See EXHIBIT A, attached. 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 July 11, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of Court (SEAL) By:/s/Tiffany Deschner As Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A Parcel # 1-Woodville Hwy Commence at a St. Joe Paper Company permanent reference monument marking the Northeast corner of Section 9 (also being the Southeast corner of Section 4), Township 3 South, Range 1 East, Wakulla County, Florida and thence run South 00 degrees 47 minutes 54 seconds West along a fence line 500.71 feet to a St. Joe Paper Company permanent reference monument, thence run South 89 degrees 51 minutes 39 seconds West 1422.85 feet to the Westerly boundary of the 100 foot right of-way of State Road No. 363, thence run North 10 degrees 42 minutes 50 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 910.77 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING. From said POINTOF BEGINNING thence run South 83 degrees 18 minutes 45 seconds West 551.82 feet to a concrete monument on the Easterly right-of-way boundary of the Old Woodville Road, thence run North 10 degrees 51 minutes 36 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 50.50 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 19 minutes 36 seconds East 260.00 feet to a concrete monument, thence run North 10 degrees 51 minutes 36 seconds West 341.98 feet to a concrete monument, thence run South 89 degrees 19 minutes 36 seconds East 302.53 feet to the Westerly right-of-way boundary of said State Road No. 363, thence run South 10 degrees 42 minutes 50 seconds East along said right-of-way boundary 320.16 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING. Parcel # 2 -Bream Fountain Begin at the Northwest corner of that certain tract of land conveyed to Rufus Tucker by A.N. Revell and Viola Revell, his wife, by deed dated December 24, 1949 and recorded on page 367 of Deed Book No. 36 of the public records of Wakulla County, Florida, and run East along the North boundary line of said tract of land the distance of one hundred (100) feet, thence run South thirty-eight (38) feet, thence run West one hundred (100) feet to the Western boundary line of the above mentioned tract of land, thence run North along the West boundary line of said tract of land the distance of thirty-eight (38) feet to the point of beginning, less a fifteen foot (15) wide strip of land across the West end thereof, which is reserved for a passageway. Said land lying and being in the North half of the Southwest Quarter (N 1/2 of SW 1/4) of lot 77 of Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County, Florida AND The East one hundred (100) feet of that certain tract of land conveyed to Rufus Tucker and Minnie Tucker by A.N. Revell and Viola Revell, his wife, by deed dated December 24, 1949 and recorded on page 367 of deed book 36 of the public records of Wakulla County, Florida. Said land being in the N1/2 of SW 1/4 of Lot 77 of Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County, Florida. AND All of that certain tract or parcel of land in the North half of the Southwest Quarter (N 1/2 of SW 1/4) of Lot 77 of Hartsfield Survey of lands in Wakulla County described by metes and bounds as follows: Commencing at a point on the East side of Tallahassee Street, south of and adjoining the surveyed lots of the Town of Crawfordville, Florida, and thence run East 198 feet, thence run South 105 feet to the North side of the Crawfordville and Spring Creek public Road, which said point is the point of beginning of the tract of land hereby conveyed. From said point of beginning run East along the North side of Spring Creek and Crawfordville public road the distance of 210 feet, thence run North 105 feet, thence run West 210 feet, thence run South 105 feet to the point of beginning. Less and except from the above described tract of land a strip of land 15 feet wide across the West end thereof which is hereby reserved as a passage way, and except from the above described that sold by the above parties of the first part to L.F. Cabler and Mary Eleanor Cabler, his wife as recorded in deed book 43 page 30, and except from the above that portion sold to Rufus Tucker, Jr. And Hazel Tucker his wife as recorded in deed book 47 on page 43 of the public records of Wakulla County, Florida. Being More Particularly described by recent Survey dated May 13, 2003 Job #89-483, By Edwin Brown & Associates, Inc. Commence at a re-rod marking the Northeast corner of Lot 26, Block B of the Town of Crawfordville, a subdivision as per map or plat thereof recorded in Deed Book C&D, Page 572, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida, and thence run South 01 degrees 05 minutes 11 seconds East 148.46 feet to a rod and cap, thence run South 01 degrees 00 minutes 11 seconds East 164.04 feet to a rod and cap, thence run South 89 degrees 03 minutes 23 seconds East 15.01 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING. From said POINTOF BEGINNING continue South 89 degrees 03 minutes 23 seconds East 245.44 feet to a rod and cap, thence run South 03 degrees 20 minutes 59 seconds East 100.10 feet to a re-rod on the Northerly right-of-way boundary of Bream Fountain Road, thence run South 88 degrees 41 minutes 34 seconds West along said right-of-way boundary 249.21 feet, thence run North 01 degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds West 109.68 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING. July 18 & 25, 2013 5777-0801 TWN vs. Gibson, Lanette Case No.2011-CA-000081 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2011-CA-000081 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURYHOME EQUITYLOAN TRUST2005-4,Plaintiff, vs. LANETTE GRIGGS GIBSON III A/K/AL.G. GIBSON, ETAL.Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 10, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000081, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLACounty, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURYHOME EQUITYLOAN TRUST 2005-4 (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and LANETTE GRIGGS GIBSON III A/K/AL.G. GIBSON, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT LOBBYof the Courthouse; 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, at 11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH BOUNDARYOF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THE WESTERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYBOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 369 AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY567.97 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST 184.45 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE NORTHERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYBOUNDARY OF PINE WOOD STREET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAYBOUNDARY520.12 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAYBOUNDARYOF SAID STATE ROAD NO. 369, THENCE RUN NORTH 14 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAYBOUNDARY 190.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. (SEAL) BRENTTHURMON, CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT BY:/s/Tiffany Deschner, As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone: (954) 571-2031 Fax: (954) 571-2033, Pleadings@vanlawfl.com July 25 & August 1, 2013 5779-0801 TWN Estate: Evans, Julie Mae File No. 2013-54CPNotice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLACOUNTY FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION FILE # 2013-54CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JULIE MAE EVANS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Julie Mae Evans deceased, whose date of death was May 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for WAKULLACounty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 25, 2013. Personal Representative: Jeanne Lynette Sorrell PO Box 93, Sopchoppy, FL32358 Michael Wayne Sorrel l 36 Mathis Road, Sopchoppy, FL32358 Attorney For Personal Representative: Kristy Branch Banks, Florida Bar Number: 517143 Attorney for Jeanett Lynette Sorrell P.O. Box 176, Apalachicola, FL32329 Telephone: (850) 670-1255 Fax: (850) 670-1256, E-Mail: email@example.com July 25 & August 1, 2013 5780-0801 TWN vs. Jessie B. Tudor Case No. 65-2010-CA-000435 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No: 65-2010-CA000435 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff, vs. JESSIE B. TUDOR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 19, 2013, and entered in Case No. 65-2010-CA-000435 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which Household Finance Corporation III, is the Plaintiff and Jessie B. Tudor, Jessie B. Tudor, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the front lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Wakulla County, Florida at 11:00AM EST on the 15th day of August, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: TRACT 2 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST 1377.23 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 29.70 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 406.73 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST 659.21 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 297.30 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 239.61 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST 61.20 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN SOUTH 469.83 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A PROPOSED 60.00 FOOT ROADWAY (CARTER ROAD AND POSEY ROAD), THENCE RUN SOUTH 72 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 127.65 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 83 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 224.29 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 720.17 FEET TO A RE -ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN WEST 291.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING TRACT 3 COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST 1377.23 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 29.70 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 406.73 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST 659.21 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 297.30 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN EAST 291.06 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 720.17 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160) LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A PROPOSED 60 FOOT ROADWAY (POSEY ROAD), THENCE RUN NORTH 83 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 32.29 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN NORTH 80 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 343.57 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 299.05 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 30.00 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261), THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 35 EAST 220.09 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 142.98 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #6475), THENCE RUN WEST 354.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 30.00 FOOT ROADWAY EASEMENT AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 363, PAGE 282 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA LYING OVER AND ACROSS A PORTION OF THE EASTERLY 30.00 FEET THEREOF. ALSO SUBJECT TO A 30.00 FOOT ROADWAY EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST 1377.23 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 29.70 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 406.73 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST 659.21 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 297.30 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #7160), THENCE RUN EAST 615.89 FEET TO THE PONT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID PONT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 142.44 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 220.82 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 39.07 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 30.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 39.91 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST 220.09 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 142.98 FEET TO A RE-ROD (MARKED #6475), THENCE RUN WEST 30.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1999 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER(S) H86440GR AND H86440GL AND TITLE NUMBERS 0079811246 AND 0079811126. A/K/A 10 POSEY ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327-4874 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Wakulla County, Florida this day of 19th day of June, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) Wakulla County, Florida, Tiffani Deschner Deputy ClerAk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: firstname.lastname@example.org TS -10-57474 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accomodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at the Office of the Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327; Telephone: (850) 926-0905; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (Voice), via Florida Relay Service. To file response please contact Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Tel: (850) 926-0905; Fax: (850) 926-0901. July 25 and August 8, 2013 5781-0801 TWN vs. Nelson, Terry 2012-CA-000435 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000435 CADC/RADC VENTURE 2011-1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. TERRY C. NELSON, an individual, CLAYTON C. OAKS, SR., an individual, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 19, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000435 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein, CADC/RADC VENTURE 2011-1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is Plaintiff, and TERRY C. NELSON, an individual, et al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse,3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, at 11:00 a.m., on the 15 day of August, 2013, the following described real and personal property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION (EXHIBIT A). Dated at Wakulla County, Florida this 19 day of June, 2013. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF COURT WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By:/s/Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 978.40 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 17 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST 394.90 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98, SAID CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WESTERLY FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 3337.79 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 24 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 557.70 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH 04 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 38 SECONDS EAST 557.05 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 372, THENCE RUN ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AS FOLLOWS: SOUTH 82 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 137.20 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP MARKING A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT, THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1106.28 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 11 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 38 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 221.93 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 05 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST 298.31 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE,THENCE RUN NORTH DEGREES 42 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST 151.36 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 06 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST 228.84 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN NORTH 85 DEGREES 62 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST 162.47 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN NORTH 85 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST 356.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 98 AND THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY NO. 372, IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 82 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 137.20 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP MARKING A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY AND ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1106.28 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 08 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 07 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 170.59 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE THENCE RUN NORTH 05 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST 62.29 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST 100.04 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN NORTH 85 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST 70.10 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 04 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST 100.12 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 70.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT: THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN BOOK 882, PAGE 273, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH all personal property (tangible and intangible) located on or used in connection with the real property described above and as more particularly described in the Mortgage. July 25 & August 1, 20137269491_1 5771-0725 TWN In Estate of: Gail Patricia Steels Case No: 2013000036CP Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 2013000036CP IN RE: The Estate of GAIL PATRICIA STEELS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GAIL PATRICIA STEELS, deceased, whose date of death was February 6, 2013 is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court on or before the LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 18, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Kent L. Steels c/o 810 Thomasville Road, Suite B, Tallahassee, Florida 32303 /s/Scott A. Snavely, Esq., Fla. Bar No. 0009733 SCOTT A. SNAVELY, P.A. 810 Thomasville Road, Suite B, Tallahassee, Florida 32303 (850) 425-1770 FAX: (850) 222-6721 Attorney for Personal Representative July 18 & 25, 2013 5778-0801 TWN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WAKULLACOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE No., 13-67-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS ELMER CLARK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Thomas Elmer Clark, deceased, File 13-67 CPis pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. This date of the first publication of this notice is July 25, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq.,Florida Bar No. 521450 Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A 3042 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 (850) 926-8245 Personal Representative: Thomas Eric Clark 55 Cheri Lane, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 JULY25 & AUGUST 1, 2013 5766-0725 Sale 8/2/13 Stow Away Center-Crawfordville PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Florida Self Storage Facility Act Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, part IV that the Stow Away Center will hold a sale by sealed bid on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm at the junction of Highway 98 and Spring Creek Hwy for: The contents of a Self-Storage Unit containing household items of: Heather Simmons Sherri Green Before the sale date of August 2, 2013, the owners may redeem their property by payment of the outstanding balance and costs by paying in person at the Stow Away Center, 2669 Spring Creek Hwy, Crawfordville, FL 32327 July 18 & 25, 2013 5745-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 037 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #624 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:25-5S-02W-046-03462-001AQUA DE VIDA S/D LOT 33 BLK M PB 1 PG 12 OR 775 P 371 Name in which assessed BOBBY R & PATTIE F SMITH 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6 day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5746-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 038 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #246 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:24-4S-02W-192-02077-16ALAKE ELLEN PARK SUBD. LOT 16 UNRECORDED OR 187 P 60 OR 525 P 858 Name in which assessed GERALD HANDLEY & DOROTHY M MILEY-HANDLEY 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 14 day of August, 2013 ,at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5747-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 039 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #254 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:25-4S-02W-000-02083-00025-4S-2W P-3-3-M-51 A PARCEL OF LAND 207 X 415 FT OR 260 P 593 OR 339 P 465 & 467 Name in which assessed DANIEL & JANET DAILEY 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6 day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices
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The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1278Year of Issuance2010Description of Property: Parcel #:17-3S-01E-096-05369-000TOWN OF WANETA SQUARE 57 LOTS 4, 5 & 6 OR 408 P 3 OR 444 P 380 Name in which assessed PATTIE E SMITH 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 14 day ofAugust, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 3 day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5735-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 027 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #795 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:22-2S-01W-000-03942-014P-1-14-M-61 A 2 AC TRACT LOCATED IN THE NE CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 22 OR 224 P 821OR 754 P 396 Name in which assessed DENZEL OR RUTH DOCKERY TRUST 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 14 day of August 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 3day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida 5736-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 028 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #177 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:13-4S-02W-000-01935-00113-4S-2W P-14-1-M-50A 1.25 AC KNOWN AS TRACT 2 OR 89 P 682 OR 329 P 199 Name in which assessed RONA LAVON HAWKINS SR 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 3day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5737-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 029 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 # 1014Year of Issuance2010Description of 5738-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 030 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #543 Year of Issuance Description of Property: Parcel #:24-5S-02W-057-03224-000 PANANCEA MINERAL SPRINGS UNIT 1 BLOCK 37 LOTS 1 & 2 OR 169 P 709 OR 557 P 127 Name in which assessed JER BE LOU DEV CORP 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 14 day of August, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 3day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5739-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 031 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 10L, 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 # 1323Year of Issuance2010Description of Property: Parcel #:02-4S-01E-000-05547-0002-4S-1E P-1-M-83B 2 ACRES IN SW COR OF N 1/2 OR 151 P 771OR 312 P 294 Name in which assessed JOHN T & JENNIFER A MOCK 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 sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5740-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 032 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 10L, 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 # 2264Year of Issuance2010Description of Property: Parcel #:00-00-077-014-10519-006GREINERS ADDITION SUB. BLOCK 24 LOTS 1 OR 289 P 262 OR 342 P 832 Name in which assessed SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5741-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 033 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 10L, 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 # 1509Year of Issuance2010Description of Property: Parcel #:00-00-035-008-06981-000WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 1 BLK 9 LOTS 13 & 14 OR 2 P 943 Name in which assessed WILLIAM T BECK III & REBECCA B STANLEY, TRUDY B THURMOND & MARY B PARKER 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 5742-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 034 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #75 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:35-5S-03W-000-01293-00035-5S-3W P-19-M-28 RAILROAD R-W LESS COUNTY ROAD OR 25 P 109 OR 488 P 696 Name in which assessed HOBERT S MCCLANAHAN 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5743-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 035 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #400 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:07-5S-02W-000-02675-0007-5S-2W P-42-M-32B E 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OR 175 P 939 OR 211 P 288 Name in which assessed MICHAEL PORTER 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 5744-0725 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2013 TXD 036 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, thatTC 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 #390 Year of Issuance2010 Description of Property: Parcel #:05-5S-02W-000-02612-000 5-5S-2W P-8-M-32 A PARCEL OF LAND IN SEC 5 OR 45 P 600 Name in which assessed WALTER DICKSON said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificateshall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be soldto the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 6day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Property: Parcel #:09-3S-01W-000-04349-0009 3S 1W P-9-M-63 SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OR 527 P 129 OR 555 P 894 Name in which assessed L B INVESTMENTS LLC 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 14 day of August, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. Dated this 3day of May, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy ClerkClerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, ClerkBy: Donna Richardson, Deputy ClerkClerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, FloridaJuly 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2013 Like us on newsThe Wakulla
Page 10B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25 2013 www.thewakullanews.com 1. MATH: What is the length of the boundary of a closed plane figure? 2. ASTRONOMY: What is the sixth planet from the sun? 3. HISTORY: What was the native city of explorer Marco Polo? 4. GAMES: How long is a standard bowling lane? 5. ENTERTAINMENT: Which singer was the first to record a Greatest Hits album? 6. LANGUAGE: What is a mountebank? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was Andrew Jacksons first lady? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the second most populous country in the world? 9. FAMOUS QUOTES: What Irish playwright once said, If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance? 10. MUSIC: What 1960s pop music group featured singer Cass Elliot? 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Answers 1. Perimeter 2. Saturn 3. Venice, Italy 4. 60 feet 5. Johnny Mathis 6. A charlatan 7. Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson 8. India 9. George Bernard Shaw 10. The Mamas and The Papas Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25, 2013 Page 11BFrom Page IB We would like to thank all the vendors that participated and the visitors that came to make it such a huge success. We look forward to doing it again next year. Seniors love scrapbooking! We had a wonderful time with Tamaras Craft Classes this month as seniors worked on several pages of their books. Stories were told around the table as memories came ooding back of days gone by. Their favorite this month was decorating a gratitude page. Each participant was given a page, an envelope and many scraps of paper to write down affirmations of gratitude. These words were placed in the envelopes and used to decorate their new scrapbook page. The senior garden produced lots of tomatoes, eggplant, and green peppers for seniors and many wonderful herbs for Chef Wendy. Wendy also picks fresh owers from the garden to dress up the serving window in the dining room. The newest surprises in the garden are the caterpillars and pupae. We will have lots of beautiful butter ies soon! Some of the activities we do here on a weekly or monthly basis include yoga, chair exercise, craft class, beading class, brain gym, blood pressure checks, diabetes support, line dancing, bingo and card games. The Pickin n Grinnin Band plays every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch is served daily at noon. We request reservations called in by 9:30 a.m., and a donation can be made in the dining room when you arrive. Call 926-7145 ext. 221 for your reservation or any questions you have regarding the calendar of events, or stop by the center and pick up a monthly calendar. Seniors celebrated Flag Day, had a T-shirt contest, and more PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSSeniors wearing in patriotic colors, above and below. Maurice Langston and Sherrie Alverson in her Whos got the button? shirt. Dr. Whited is a Wakulla County native and a Wakulla High School graduate She is the daughter of Bret and Rhonda Hammond and Joel Whited. Many of you may have met her at our practice during her summer internships. Her interests are companion animal medicine and surgery, especially orthopedic surgery. I look forward to reconnecting with my Wakulla family and friends and partnering with them in caring for their four-legged family members, Julia said. Its great to finally come home. Contact Dr. Julia: (850) 926-1475. Name __________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State _______________ Zip __________ Phone ____________________ Email __________________________ Payment Enclosed Bill MeSign up online Promo Code: CRAZY Clip, complete and mail to:Expires 7/31/13. In-County Only6-Month Subscription$12$12 Call 1-877-401-6408 or fax: 850-926-3815www.TheWakullaNews.com We had to tie up the boss to give you this deal! Hurry before he gets away!The Wakulla news Boat and RV rates as low as 2.99% APR for up to 72 months. Motorcycle and ATV rates as low as 2.99% APR for up to 60 months. Rates and terms are subject to change and are based on credit score. Excludes current Gulf Winds loans. Federally insured by NC UA. Boat & RV Loans 72 Months Motorcycle & ATV Loans 60 Months Bt&RVL
Special to The NewsThe Sopchoppy Opry will celebrate 13 years of family friendly entertainment on Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m. in historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 962-3711. Fans are encouraged to make their reservation early and come prepared for an evening of great music performed by some the states best musicians and vocalist! It has been called a re-creation of the original Grand Ole Opry experience by country music historians and the Big Bends showcase of country music by those who seek to play at the Opry. But to the hundreds of fans who have enjoyed the Opry since its inaugural performance in July 2000, the Sopchoppy Opry is just the best place to be the last Saturday night of each month for great country, bluegrass and gospel music! The Sopchoppy Opry is a tremendous success story! The 150-plus shows produced to date places it among the longest running regularly scheduled stage performances of live country music in North Florida! The thousands of visitors it has brought to Sopchoppy, some from as far away as Australia and Ireland, have given the economy a boost and the opportunity to show off the restoration of the historic Sopchoppy High School. Scores of individuals and dozens of bands have showcased their musicalvocal talents as guest performers on the Opry stage and the revenue generated from ticket sales, raf es, concessions and sponsorships has been donated to the restoration efforts. Its greatest accomplishment might be that it has demonstrated what can be done when unsel sh, dedicated and talented individuals work harmoniously together! To no ones surprise, the reason for the Oprys enduring success is the music of South Bound, the Oprys popular house band. South Bound band was under the capable leadership of Herman Mac McWaters from July 2000 until 2010. Since then Reggie Bradley has been the musical coordinator and bass guitar player for the band. Its been our goal from the start to be the best band and produce the best classic country music possible, says Mac. Even the several changes the band has experienced since the beginning have not in uenced our direction. The woods around here are full of pickers with a like passion. They just fall right in when someone moves on and South Bound doesnt miss a beat. Special guests Lon and Elisabeth Williamson, musical as well as life partners for over 35 years, will join South Bound in a debut performance for an evening of celebration. Lon & Liz are well known around the Sunshine State and the Southeast for their artistry as a duo, blending eloquent harmonies with accomplished musicianship. Add to that their repertoire of award-winning originals, old time, jazz, swing, and bluegrass tunes and youre in for a memorable musical experience! Joining them for this special Sopchoppy Opry show is their very special guest, Rick Kuncicky, master nger style guitarist and composer. Also appearing on this special show are Michelle Milligan and Bobby Kennedy. From the award winning band Southern Satisfaction, Michelle and Bobby have been singing together for over 13 years. Bobby played bass with his fathers country band growing up where he acquired his love for music. He later joined up with the members of Southern Satisfaction to write and perform in the Country Showdowns that carried them to the Nashville Stages where they were able to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and on national TV live with Reba McIntyre. They have also opened for many country artists like Merle Haggard, The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, Hank Williams Jr., Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Billy Dean and many more. Michelle grew up listening to her fathers country band, dreaming and waiting on her chance to sing the songs she loved. While out listening to Southern Satisfaction, she was asked if she would like to sing a song with the band, was hired on the spot and has been singing ever since. As you will be able to judge by their performance, Michelle and Bobby truly love playing and singing their favorite country, pop and jazz. Sopchoppy Opry fans are invited to come out early and enjoy a seafood dinner catered by Sopchoppys own Family Coastal Restaurant. The box of ce and Opry Caf will open at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds from the Sopchoppy Opry performances are used for the restoration of historic Sopchoppy High School, a joint effort of the Wakulla County School Board and SHS Alumni Association. For tickets and information, call 962-3711. Page 12B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 25 2013 www.thewakullanews.comSopchoppy Opry celebrates 13 years of music Rick Kuncicky.PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSMichelle Milligan and Bobby Kennedy. Lon and Elizabeth Williamson. Your Complete Home Technology Solution! 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