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newsThe WakullaPublic Notices ....................................................................Page 3 The Opinion Page ..............................................................Page 4 Street Beat .........................................................................Page 5 Church................................................................................Page 6 Obituaries ..........................................................................Page 7 Community ........................................................................Page 8 School ...............................................................................Page 9 Sports .............................................................................Page 10 Arts & Entertainment ......................................................Page 11 Black History Events ................................................Pages 12-13 Week in Wakulla .............................................................Page 14 Outdoors .........................................................................Page 15 Water Ways ....................................................................Pages 16 Sheriffs Report ................................................................Page 17 Weekly Roundup ..............................................................Page 18 Thinking Outside the Book ..............................................Page 19 Classi eds ........................................................................Page 20 Legal Notices ...................................................................Page 20 Comics .............................................................................Page 23 Natural Wakulla ...............................................................Page 24INDEX OBITUARIES Rose M. Carraway Donna Lynn Hines Stuart Vaughn Lanter Larry L. Melton Marjorie Margie Joan Myers Mary Marie Sanders See Pages 12-13 See Pages 12-13 One Section One Section 75 Cents 75 Cents Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Published Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read Daily Our 119th Year, 8th Issue Thursday, Feburary 20, 2014Wetlands petitions are coming in for veri cationGriggs loves his gig By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netMembers of the Wakulla Wetlands Alliance have begun turning in signed petitions to have a referendum on wetlands protection put on the November 2014 ballot. Last week, supporters brought in more than 510 petitions, and on Tuesday, Feb. 18, Ron Piasecki and Commissioner Howard Kessler took in more than 2,600 petitions for veri cation. Piasecki said group had attempted to verify the signatures based on a list of registered voters, and divided the petitions into stacks of 50 based on their district. Under conditions of the county charter, a citizens petition drive requires 30 percent of signatures from registered voters within each of the ve commission districts. That means petition supporters must collect 5,550 signatures from voters from St. Marks to Ochlockonee Bay. Supervisor of Elections Henry Buddy Wells noted that the average rejection rate for a petition drive like this is around 10 percent. His own preliminary review of the rst 500 petitions had 45 rejected although Wells stressed that he was still reviewing the petitions and suggested some of those rejected would be approved. Also, petitions rejected because of errors such as a lack of signature can be corrected and returned, Wells said. Commissioner Kessler, the lone vote of opposition to repeal of the countys wetlands ordinance, said he was con dent that enough signatures would be raised to get the matter before voters. The number of petitions gathered so far, he said, show that the citizens want local protection of their wetlands and want this to be on the ballot. The deadline for petitions to be turned in is March 3. The elections supervisor has 60 days from that date to verify the signatures, under the county charter. By JENNY ODOMreporter@thewakullanews.netThere was standing room only as more than 80 residents of Shell Point lled the Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. on Thursday, Feb. 13 for a presentation by County Administrator David Edwards and county Planning Director Luis Serna, regarding development in Shell Point. Residents gathered again on Monday, Feb. 17 to discuss and vote on an alternate plan. At the Thursday presentation, Edwards showed an aerial photograph with the plans drawn, and he explained that there are two issues simultaneously being brought before the county commission regarding Shell Point development. A letter of intent was sent, by Edwards, to Gulf Shores View LLC, a development company and property owner, regarding plans to purchase lots 10, 11 and 12 (approximately 1.31 acres) at Shell Point Drive and Beatty Taff Road. The purchased land would be used to build and operate a boat ramp facility with parking spaces, over ow day parking, a fueling station, and a ship store. The letter states that the property boundary would be fenced and landscaped, with access points placed on Beatty Taff and Shell Point Roads. Edwards told the crowd that he didnt know what the outcome would be, but that he planned to give an overview of the outlined project at the upcoming county commission meeting to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Final approval will be considered by the county commissioners at a later meeting, which has yet to be determined. The second issue is an application from Gulf Shores View to create a 14-lot subdivision near the same site. There is a hearing scheduled regarding this issue for March 10, at 7 p.m. in the commission chambers. The property was part of the 2006 Shell Point Resort redevelopment preliminary plat that never came to fruition. The proposal sought a 100-room inn, residential condominiums, a 200-seat restaurant, 15,000 feet of retail or of ce space, a marina with 253 boat slips, and a boat ramp. A variety of issues were raised by residents who oppose the proposed project. Some residents voiced their fears of excess traf c on weekends and cars and boat trailers parked along the street. This boat ramp is going right in the middle of a community, said Joeanne Vesecky, longtime resident at Shell Point. We arent a state park, or a county park, so I dont know why we should feel obligated to offer public access for a public boat ramp, said another resident.Turn to Page 5WAKULLA COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING JENNY ODOM WILLIAM SNOWDEN JENNY ODOM Shell Point boat Shell Point boat ramp draws concern ramp draws concernAn aerial view of Shell Point shows the area around the boat basin for the proposed boat ramp. Residents ask questions of Administrator David Edwards. Supervisor of Elections Buddy Wells and staff count petitions delivered by Ron Piasecki of the Wakulla Wetlands Alliance. Norm Griggs with Betty Ann Korzenny at the St. Marks Yacht Club.County proposal to buy lots to construct boat ramp discussed with residents More than 3,000 petitions of the 5,500 needed have been submitted to county elections o ceBy JENNY ODOMreporter@thewakullanews.netAbout 30 people gathered at the St. Marks Yacht Club as Betty Ann Korzenny, an adjunct professor at FSU, hosted a Spotlight Interview with Dr. Norm Griggs, DVM, on Saturday evening, Feb 15. The purpose of these events is to bring people together to meet the interesting people in our community, said Korzenny, a St. Marks resident, as she greeted attendees at the door. Griggs is the founder of Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital, located on Coastal Highway, just east of Spring Creek Highway. Korzenny and Griggs sat in tall white captains chairs in the front of an audience of many of Griggs clients. Korzenny introduced her guest for the evening and gave a brief biography before engaging him in the hour long Q and A. Griggs, who can spin a yarn, sports a Tennessee accent and a hearty laugh, was prompted by Korzenny to tell the stories about his life caring for animals (his patients) and their owners (his clients.) Turn to Page 2After 30 years of practice he just wants to be a vet, and sh on ursday Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey speaks at banquetBLACK HISTORY WEEKEND
Page 2 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comFrom Front PageRaised in Memphis, Griggs joined the Marine Corps after high school and became an aerial photographer, doing a stint in Vietnam. I was a lost soul as a young man, said Griggs. I was a poor student and all of my teachers and my principal had kind of given up on me. He reflected about his time in the military as one of the important turning points in his life. Joining the Marines taught me self-discipline, he continued. It gave me the con dence I needed to start growing. He decided to pursue an education and left the service to attend college, eventually receiving his doctorate in veterinary medicine from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Korzenny asked Griggs how he decided on a career in veterinary science, and about his passion for working with animals. I guess, that kind of thing, its just in you, and sometimes it takes a while to gure it out, he said. One of the things that touches people who know you, is how you connect with animals, Korzenny said. Can you tell us about that? Griggs thoughtfully explained, I cant separate the knowledge of science from my feelings towards animals. Its not made up. Its who I am. Griggs, and his wife Melody, a veterinary technician, built Hillcrest Animal Hospital, in the little town of Bartlett, TN, just outside Memphis, and practiced small animal medicine and surgery for 25 years. About ve years ago he felt the pressure of the business had taken its toll on his health. He felt the stress and received a diagnosis of high blood pressure from his doctor, so Griggs felt the need to get out of the daily grind. I just kept saying, I gotta go, I gotta go. Instinct may have played a role in his decision, as he suffered a heart attack the weekend after he retired. He and his wife were spending time in Destin trying to unwind. He was own (life ighted) to Pensacola where he spent time in ICU. I spent the rst week of retirement recovering from a heart attack that nearly killed me, he said about the experience. It changed my life, said Griggs about another important turning point. Everything gets better from that point. The Griggs relocated to Wakulla County after taking a scouting trip to Florida in search of a coastal area because Dr. Griggs likes to sh. Not long after moving to Crawfordville, he realized full retirement was not for him. It only took a couple of months to recognize the need for a veterinary service, and the itch to practice medicine returned. He opened Shepherd Spring in 2006, in its current location, and the practice has grown. Griggs announced to the crowd that negotiations were almost nished to purchase property to build a new facility, just down the street from the current of ce. Griggs provides veterinary care to the animals at the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History and other animal services of Wakulla County. He talked about working with indigenous animals and partnering with local rescue operations. He spoke about his love of turtles of all kinds and especially having worked to rehabilitate Ally, a giant sea turtle, with staff at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea. Working with Jack (Rudloe) can have its challenges. A lot of the time were just trying to keep him out of jail, Griggs laughs along with the audience. He has a agrant disregard for authority. She was a oater explaining that Ally could not dive below the water to get food, and would have died if not rescued. She had an intestinal blockage that likely came about as a result of eating garbage. Ally was rereleased in a ceremony last year at Bald Point State Park, attended by hundreds of people from the community. At the Tallahassee Museum of Natural History he has worked most recently on Buddah, a Florida panther. When she got here, she was lame, he said as he held up and pointed at his elbow. Griggs and his team began to research groundbreaking stem cell transplant technology to turn around the panthers health, enlisting various medical experts on the subject. The hard work paid off for the feline. To this day, Buddah is standing. It worked, he said. A gifted storyteller, Griggs also writes an entertaining blog about his experiences as a vet that can be found on the animal hospital website. Its called My patients, My life Veterinary medicine and surgery from a personal perspective. Griggs says hes happy doing now what hes always wanted to do. I just want to be a veterinarian, he said. How can we be better clients? Kozenny asked him. Well, start out by bringing in the shing report when you come to see me, Griggs answered to laughs from the audience. In all seriousness, it breaks my heart because I witness a cavalier disrespect for the animals, Griggs said. He sees preventable diseases, such as heartworms in dogs, and his mood became somber. There is a lot of poverty in this area, and people just dont have the money, he said. Sometimes they let things go too far, and then its too late for me to help. You take care of our animals, but you also take care of us, Korzenny continued. How do you deal with the people? Well, its developing a good bedside manner, Griggs said. Thats a learned thing. The clients are the most important part of the business, because they pay the bills, and bring in the patients, he continued. To me, its a sincere pleasure to meet new people, all of the time. Why would you call yourself one of the lucky ones? Korzenny asked. I think that the lucky ones are the people who really get to do what they love, he said. I am one of those people. Its as simple as that.Griggs loves his gig By JENNY ODOMreporter@thewakullanews.netThe Sopchoppy City Commission voted last week to revised ordinances to the city charter on seats on the commission, including expanding the term of of ce from two years to four. The second public hearing was held at the city commission meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, for a proposed amendment that, in addition to expanding the length of term, would change the elections from June to November so city elections are held at the same time as general elections. A special election is set for April 1 for Sopchoppy citizens to vote on the changes. If approved, it would go into effect immediately. Weve been talking about this, and two years just isnt enough to even get your feet wet, said City Clerk Jackie Lawhon. We decided to move the elections from June to coincide with the county and states general election, so wed get more people showing up to vote, she said. A second public hearing was held regarding the appointment of a temporary city commission member to ll vacancies caused by death, resignation or removal from of ce of an incumbent member or quali ed candidate until the next general election. The council voted to unanimously approve ordinance. In another matter, city commissioners voted to hire Emmalee Hindle as customer service representative for the City of Sopchoppy. The position was created when Linda Langston, customer service representative, retires at the end of this month. This left a position vacant after promotions within. The city received 33 applications and interviewed 11 quali ed candidates for the position. Im so excited, said Hindle, after getting the news. In another matter, the city commission took up the six month review of the alcohol license for Sopchoppy Pizza Company. The restaurant had received a conditional approval to sell alcohol on the premises. In order to comply, 75 percent of gross revenue must come from food sales. There was no vote, as the council members decided to table the issue for a later date. Although, retiring customer service representative, Linda Langston had an idea. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 3 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. Special to The NewsWakulla County Commissioners are planning a budget workshop on Monday, March 3 to discuss uctuations in jail bed revenues. The jail-bed program was created in 1991. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is a federal agency tasked with housing federal detainees before they are sent back to their home countries. The uctuation in the numbers of detainees brought to the Wakulla County Jail has created a budget dilemma for county officials every year when creating new budgets. It has also prompted Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel and Major Jared Miller to meet with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Congressman Steve Southerland in an effort to bring consistent numbers of detainees to Wakulla County. Despite the efforts, the number of detainees being housed in the Wakulla County Jail remains lower than projected. When I took of ce in January 2013, I inherited a jail bed shortfall, Sheriff Creel stated. There are three counties in the state besides Wakulla that house ICE detainees Baker, Glades and Monroe. I have spoken to the sheriffs of these three counties and their number of detainees have also declined, said Sheriff Creel. From the inception of the jail-bed rental program in 1991 through the 2012-13 budget year, the program has generated nearly $37 million for the county General Fund. The majority of these funds were budgeted at the General Fund level in an effort to reduce the amount of property taxes levied to the taxpayers of Wakulla County. The jail bed revenue, for the most part, has been declining since 2005-06 when $3.37 million was brought in through the fund. In the seven budget years that followed the billings, funding decreased from $3.1 million to $2.8 million, $2.4 million and $2.2 million, with a spike upward in 201011 and 2011-12. The high water mark for the account came in 2005-06 when $3,379,190 worth of collections allowed $929,190 to be placed in the county reserves. Federal budget issues created a recent impasse in Washington, D.C. and resulted in the average number of ICE detainees to fall below 100. The current average has remained at approximately 65 detainees since the start of the current budget year despite numerous requests from the sheriffs of ce to the federal government to increase the count. The county must average 90 detainees to meet the county jail bed budget set at $2,550,000. The sheriffs office requested that county officials reduce their reliance on jail bed revenue several years ago. Sheriff Creel took a step toward reducing the budget issue in October by reducing the budgeted amount of the fund by $150,000 and in turn reducing the WCSO budget by the same amount. The action will reduce the amount of shortfall the county could experience in 2013-14. I strongly feel that due to the uncertainty of these revenues, the county should not be dependent upon the money collected by bed revenues, said Sheriff Creel. Ultimately, we can wean the budget from these funds and it could become a great source for capital projects. Through fruitful negotiations in the summer, the sheriffs of ce was successful in increasing the per diem rate per detainee by $5.12 per day. The additional amount billed to the federal government is expected to bring in another $128,000 based on the current detainee count. During the 2012-13 budget year the budget shortfall was $492,691 and despite the efforts, this year the projection is for a $460,000 shortfall. Last year the Housing Reserve Fund was used to make up the difference. Major Miller and his jail staff must follow a rigid set of rules and regulations set forth by the federal government in order to keep the ICE detainees. I feel the program is financially worthwhile for the county despite the additional work that is created for the staff, Sheriff Creel said. I am certainly willing to continue to house the detainees if the county wishes to continue to need those dollars. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce has assisted county budget officials each year by implementing a number of cost saving measures at the WCSO while also cutting budgets and staff whenever possible. Recently, Sheriff Creel wrote a check to the county for $162,000. Contact Sheriff Creel at (850) 745-7100.Wakullas jail-bed revenues uctuate with number of prisoners FEBRUARY 20, 2014 City of Sopchoppy City of Sopchoppy, Florida Notice of Special Referendum to Amend the City Charter for the City of SopchoppyThe City Commission of the City of Sopchoppy gives notice of a special referendum to amend the City Charter of the City of Sopchoppy Florida. The question presented for consideration by the registered voters of the City of Sopchoppy is: Shall the Charter of the City of Sopchoppy be amended to read: The term of each member of the City Council shall be for four years and shall begin on the rst Monday following the general election in which that member is elected? Yes ____________ No ____________ The City has set the special election at which each qualied elector shall be given the opportunity to cast their vote for or against the amendment submitted for referendum on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at City Hall, 105 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, Florida. In order to participate in the election you must be a resident of the City of Sopchoppy and must be registered to vote with the Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections. You must register in person at the Supervisor of Elections ofce located at 3115 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL or at the Drivers License ofce located at 202 Ochlockonee Street, Crawfordville, FL. You can verify your registration status by calling the Supervisor of Elections ofce at 850-926-7575. Registration closes on March 3, 2014.Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this election is asked to advise the city at least 48 hours before the election by contacting Jackie Lawhon at the above address or by phone at 850-962-4611.Martha Evans, Mayor Attest: Jackie Lawhon, Municipal ClerkFEBRUARY 20, 2014 The City of St. Marks Board of Commissioners Election Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:00 am 7:00 pmThe City of St. Marks is located at 788 Port Leon Drive, 9 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 925-6224. Persons needing special access considerations should call the City Of ce at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 925-6224.JANUARY 23, 30, 2014 FEBRUARY 6, 13, 2014 Notice of Public Hearing The Wakulla County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners proposes to consider the following application. Public Hearings are scheduled regarding the following before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, March 10, 2014, beginning at 7:00 PM and before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, April 7, 2014, beginning at 6:00PM, unless otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony. 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 with a disability needing a special accommodation should contact the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Ofce at least two (2) days prior to the meeting at (850) 926-0919; Hearing and Voice Impaired at 1-800-955-8771; or email at ADARequest@mywakulla.com.FEBRUARY 20, 2014Concerning an Application for Final Plat Notice of Public Hearing The Wakulla County Planning Commission proposes to consider the following application. A Public Hearing is scheduled regarding the following before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, March 10, 2014, beginning at 7:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony. 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 with a disability needing a special accommodation should contact the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Ofce at least two (2) days prior to the meeting at (850) 926-0919; Hearing and Voice Impaired at 1-800-955-8771; or email at ADARequest@mywakulla.com.JANUARY 23, 2014Concerning an Application for Preliminary Plat NOTICE OF MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority will hold a Financial Meeting on 2/28/14 at the Destin Wine Bar, located at 4424 Commons Drive East, Suite E3, Destin, FL. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST.Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the Corridor Authority at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by contacting Alicia Stephen at (850) 4298905.FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Page 4 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comI remember calling up a pizza joint one time several years ago to place an order. My three girls were pretty young then and half of them liked pepperoni and half of them liked cheese and the third half of them didnt like anything. So I called the place and asked for two medium pizzas, one pepperoni, one cheese. We dont have medium pizzas, the guy told me. OK, what sizes do you have? Small, large and extra large. You have three sizes of pizzas and the one in the middle you call a large? I asked, a hint of irony creeping into my voice. Thats right. I could tell by the guys tone that he didnt see the humor in the irony. OK, I want two pizzas, one pepperoni and one cheese both the middle size that you dont call medium. I suppose the pizza places size offerings small, large and extra large is intended to give customers the illusion they are getting something more for their money. Or else they think their customers are really dumb, as in: Their pizzas are so big, they dont even have medium sizes, just big and bigger. It irritates me. But Im easily irritated. One place that irritates me with sizes is Starbucks. I like Starbucks. I like the coffee there. I drink a lot of it. But the sizes are tall, grande and venti. Same game: Doesnt grande mean large? I dont even know what language venti is supposed to be some faux Italian, I think. I do not go into Starbucks and order those silly sizes. I ask for small, medium or a large. I refuse to speak a made-up language. Sometimes these coffee slingers, who call themselves baristas, have to translate my order into Starbucksian to understand it. I ask for a medium bold coffee. I get Grande dark roast? back. Yeah, a medium coffee. Other customers apparently dont feel silly calling sizes silly names. If youre going to make up names for the sizes, why not just call them big, huge, and enormous? Starbucks recently introduced an extra large size called Trenta. Dont ask me what it means I have no idea. Maybe its Serbo-Croatian for jumbo. Its a different problem at the movie theatre, where they do have small, medium, large and something called thirst quencher, which is a bucket of soda apparently designed for someone whos been lost in the Sahara for a month. What the movie theatre calls a small appears to my untrained eye to contain about a liter of soda. It is also ridiculously expensive. I suggest the size should be called How much? For a drink? Youre kidding, right? Does it contain akes of gold or something? At least thats what I call it. But I found you shouldnt actually say that to the person at the movie theatre snack bar or they will roll their eyes at you and ask the person behind you in line if they know what they want. 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Southerland recognizes 2014 Biletnikoff Award recipients Underwater Wakulla February 6, 2014 thewakullanews.com READERS WRITE:Small, medium, large seems like common senseDemocratic women to host Girls Nite OutGet your pet chipped to protect itResidents concerned about boat ramp Chambers Low Country Boil is April 5 William Snowdeneditor@thewakullanews.net Follow us on By FAITH HUGHESDid you know that Feb. 14 is Pet Theft Awareness Day? And February is Responsible Pet Owners month? I had no idea that there are so many days, weeks and months that are dedicated to pets until Janice Eakin gave me a list recently at a CHAT board meeting. So, in celebration of CHATs exciting new undertakings (look for more info later), we have plenty of subjects to write about as we re-introduce the Tail Waggers column to The Wakulla News. I think that Pet Theft Awareness Day and Responsible Pet Owners month go hand-in-hand. There are many things that responsible pet owners can do to prevent their pet from being lost or stolen. Keep your pets indoors as much as possible, especially when you are not at home. Keep dogs inside privacy fences with locked gates, and dont let them wander the neighborhood. When your dog is outside the fence, please keep it on a leash. I get so aggravated when Im walking my dog on a leash (and trying to get my exercise!) and we are harassed by the neighborhood dogs (two yellow Labradors, two Yorkies, and assorted mixed breeds) that are not kept fenced. Pets that roam can get lost, hurt, picked up by animal control, or stolen (not by me, of course). Identify your pet with tags and microchips. Tags can get lost, but a microchip implanted under your pets skin is there forever. A microchip can be used in two situations: to identify your pet if its lost or if its stolen. If your lost pet is taken to a vet or animal control, then a microchip scanner will locate the chip, the chip number is called into the microchip company, the microchip company has your contact number and you are called. If your pet was stolen, then located, a microchip may be the only way that you can prove that you own that dog or cat. Please remember to keep your contact info up-to-date with the microchip company. Keep recent photos of your pets, especially digital photos. If your pet is lost or stolen, then you can quickly email the photo to Ivanhoe Carroll at Animal Control, post it on Facebook, print up Lost Pet iers to post in your neighborhood. Recently, one of my clients lost an orange tabby cat in the parking lot of VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital. Fluffy ran into the woods behind the hospital and we were not able to catch her. We made iers that day and posted them in the neighborhood. The phone calls from people who knew about Fluffy and saw the iers (thank you to Susie at the Seineyard truck!) made it possible for us to nd her 10 days later, in the woods beside Walgreens, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. And get your pets spayed and neutered, so they are less likely to wander the streets looking for trouble. CHAT has a few vouchers available to get your pets neutered and spayed. Contact us at chatwakulla@ yahoo.com or send a message on our facebook page. CHAT is excited about our new projects. We have partnered with the Senior Centers Meals on Wheels program, and now we are helping to provide pet food that will be delivered with the human meals so that the pets in those homes will have regular meals also. You can help by donating pet food at the Senior Center (33 Michael Drive) or VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital (2571 Crawfordville Hwy.), donating funds for the project, participating in our Pamper Your Pooch Event on May 3, or hosting your own fundraiser. Faith Hughes is a board member of CHAT of Wakulla and Medical Director, VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital.Editor, The News: Everyone keeps saying that Shell Point residents were happy when (developer George) Heatons PUD was approved because it called for an upscale community with a public access boat ramp, a ships store, and everything else on the blue prints that would increase property values and therefore the countys tax base. Shell Point currently has a vacant property, a broken down house, an inoperable boat ramp, and now planning and zoning wants Wakulla County to accept a public boat ramp paid for with tax dollars. This certainly does not make property values appreciate. The county gets those lots through taxpayer money while the community gets another public park to maintain, boom boxes parked at the ramp all day and night, views of 3040 boat trailers, garbage increase, and crime. The developer sells the other lots and gets out of town. The taxpayers get imammed and the residents get dumped on. Debbie OConnor Crawfordville Editor, The News: The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee is gearing up for our 4th Annual Low Country Boil. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 3Y Ranch. We are excited to host this annual event, and once again bring a taste of Southern Low Country to Wakulla County. We especially want to recognize the continued support and commitment of our Premier Sponsors: Capital City Bank, Tallahassee Community College/Wakulla Environmental Institute, The Wakulla News, and Waste Pro. We hope you will become one of our sponsors and support this important and worthwhile event. Through this fundraising event we have provided several scholarships, furnished our beautifully refurbished courthouse with historically appropriate window shades, and maintained the exterior with a soft pressure wash as needed. A portion of the proceeds will always fund Wakulla County Chambers commitment of preserving our wooden courthouse which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1976. Please plan to join us for an evening of live music by Locomotive, great food, dancing and more. Individual tickets are $40 and are on sale now. We thank you in advance for your consideration of becoming a Low Country Boil sponsor! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Respectfully, Jo Ann Palmer Special Events Committee Chair Wakulla Chamber of Commerce Editor, The News: The Wakulla Democratic Womens Club, in collaboration with Body Tek 24 Hour Fitness Center, is excited to announce Wakulla Countys rst Health and Wellness Fair. Girls Nite Out will be held on Feb. 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Body Tek 24 Hour Fitness Center, 56 Rainbow Drive (behind El Jalisco). Girls Nite Out is an event for women of all ages. They will meet trusted health and wellness resources in our county. Retailers, home representatives, agencies, and providers will showcase products and services that enhance health and well-being. A $5 door donation will give each attendee three (complementary) raf e tickets for a chance to win services and products. All proceeds will bene t the 2014 Wakulla Relay for Life, a community fundraiser that has been supported by Wakulla County for many years. Thirty Florida counties now have annual fundraisers. This event promises to be a funlled evening. Now accepting vendor inquiries. For more information call Mary (850) 766-6285 or Verna (850)212-3131. Mary Tollefsen Ochlockonee Bay TAIL WAGGER
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 5 Come by to see Our Daily Specials!FRITO CHILI PIETopped with Sour Cream, Onions, Cheese & Jalapeo$595 926-3500< STREET BEAT > Random, man-on-the-street interviews with Wakulla Countians. This weeks question: Who controls the TV remote in your home?RUSTY DEANRustys AutomotiveMy son! I dont have time for TV anyway. My wife always screams to him, Wheres the remote? BARBARA VAUGHTRetiredMy father-in-law! Hes a Westerns fanatic! When he goes outside I will grab it real quick. Thats his lifes passion the remote and chicken! PETRA SHUFFWakulla Chamber of CommerceI do! If my husband doesnt like what Im watching, he will leave the room, unless its Super Bowl Sunday! ME... ME! I work 24 hours on and 48 hours off. On the 48 hours off its mine! SANDY DONNICKDazzlesMICHAEL OGRADYFire ghterThats me! I have control over the big screen in the living room! Compiled by Lynda Kinsey Winner receives one meal from the following: OFF The Eatin Path Entry Form Please drop off form at any participating Eatin Place for chance to win. Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ _________________________________ City _____________________________ State __________Zip ______________ Phone ___________________________ e-mail ____________________________One Winner!One Meal from Every RestaurantWin One Meal from Each Listed Restaurant Every Month! Your Guide to Area Restaurants and Catering EATIN path EATIN path OFF OFF the the EATIN path EATIN path OFF OFF the theCoastal Restaurant AYCE Chicken or Pork Chop DinnerMyra Jeans Grilled Chicken Pita with sideHuttons Sandwich of your choice Talk O The Town Sandwich & a drink Coastal Restaurant Kids Eat Free on Wednesday 12 & under All you can Eat Chicken $699 Tues. & urs. MIXED Sandwiches Soft Shell CrabsGrouper ShrimpOysters Mullet We Catch itCatshBurgers & Dogs Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-7 Closed Sun & Wed570-1004 & MoreHuttons SeafoodHwy. 98 next to fruit stand$599 Cooked To Order Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Open 7 Days n n s s 2669 Crawfordville Hwy DOWNTOWN CRAWFORDVILLEMOM & POPRestaurantThe Original 926-7530 Restaurant From Front PageWe are looking at the one cent sales tax monies that can only be allocated to three things road maintenance and building, sheriffs department, and a very small portion can go to recreation, which is what this will be, Edwards said, when asked where the county will get the money for the project. It will be a benefit to the public, if were going to buy that property, said Serna. This might be the last big thing thats going to happen down here. What will the county commission do? a resident asked Edwards. Every two weeks, I have no idea, Edwards replied, his arms open wide to the sky. But I will tell you one thing, he added. We have turned this county around and we have plans to continue to do that. The meeting on Monday, Feb. 17 allowed residents to present their own ideas to the countys proposal. It was disclosed at this time that the old boat ramp, that used to be part of the marina, was still there, just buried under ll dirt. Other ideas presented included building a smaller parking lot on lots one and two, on the opposite side of the basin, keeping the ramp where it currently is located, and building the ramp next to the weather station.Shell Point boat ramp draws concern Rotary President Richard Russell presents $1,000 cash to Shelly Homan and Chef Wendy Harley of the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center, which won the cash drawing at Rotarys Valentine Festival on Feb. 8. $1,000 prize SELL & INSTALLFREE OIL CHANGE(850)email@example.com Lube-Xpert.com2219 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327Locally Owned by Charlie GrimTIRESwith the purchase of 4 tiresWe NOW Commercial Residential & Mobile HomesRepairs Sales Service All Makes and Models( 850 ) 926-3546LIC. #RA0062516 rr s Locally Owned and Operated Since 1991 Farrington Law OfceDeirdre A. Farrington, Esq. Lic. FLA & VA Bankruptcy | Divorce | Custody | Wills | Probate Serving Crawfordville and Tallahassee for over 8 years 850-926-2700 Located Just North of the Courthouse FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now surviveDIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922
By ETHEL SKIPPER Live one day at a time every day. Decision-making and diligence to work hard while trusting God for the outcome. One cannot do it by oneself. If we want to make good decisions, we need to be self-aware and circumspect, willing to give the necessary time and attention when engaging integral issues of life. We cannot rely on unconscious emotional re ex to guide us, assuming things will turn out for the good. There will be times when they will not. We have to be honest with God and ourselves as to our hearts condition when it comes to money, relationships and work. Gods word guides us in making wise choices. There are many problems to face when chosing possessions and wealth. Some peoples attitude is different because of the way they feel about God. Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt nd it after many days. Money is not an evil in itself. God knows we need it to function and He created the concept. Money is actually a good thing. Lucille Thelma Memaw Green Thompson was one of the first black women of Wakulla County to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1952 after graduating from Shadeville High School. She was in the Armys Women Corps, and served several years at various duty stations including Fort Lee, Va., Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Benjamin, Ind., and Fort Benning, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Charles C.K. and Ella Green of Sopchoppy. On Feb. 6, 2014, she peacefully departed this life. Left to cherish her memories are a devoted loving family and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. Page 6 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.com BUCKHORN NEWS Wakulla Worship Centers Medart Area Crawfordville Area Sopchoppy Coastal Wakulla Station 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 St. Elizabeth Ann SetonCatholic Church Fr. Edward T. Jones, Pastor3609 Coastal Hwy. Crawfordville 850 926-1797Sunday Mass 10:00 am Wednesday & Thursday Mass 7:00 pm Monday Mass 3:30 pm Eden Springs 1st Saturday of every month: Confessions 10:30 11:30 and 3:00 4:00 Adoration Mass 10:00 am S t 360 360 Cemetery lots and Cremain spaces available.850509-7630 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, 96213Schedule of Services SUNDAY: Refreshments Sunday School Worship Prayer WEDNESDAY: Supper Pioneer Club: Youth and Adult Classes 9:30am 10:00am 11:00am 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchPentecostal 962-9000 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.org Were Here to Share the Journey... Sunday School........................10 a.m. Sunday Worship ......................11 a.m. Evening Worship .......................6 p.m. Wednesday Service ..................7 p.m. & Youth Service ........................7 p.m. Royal Rangers ...........................7 p.m. Missionettes ..............................7 p.m. Ivan Assembly of God202 Ivan Church Road Crawfordville Pastor, Daniel CookseyCome & Worship With Us926-IVAN(4826) religious views and events ChurchHonoring Your Loved One In PrintFREE Standard Obituaries in The Wakulla News & Online (850) 926-7102 Your church ad here! (850) 926-7102 OUT TO PASTOR Me Tarzan, you insane!Trust God and let His word guide you Camp meeting going on in SopchoppyAn old-fashioned camp meeting with Brother T.R. Williams is set for Feb. 17 through Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Odom Memorial Campground, 198 Pull Back Road in Sopchoppy. Faith Holiness to hold revival through Feb. 23Faith Holiness House of Prayer will be in revival with Evangelists Dewain Phillips of Pauline, S.C., Feb. 16 through Feb. 23. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weekday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 726 Woodville Highway. Groundbreaking set at Macedonia ChurchMacedonia Church Of Christ Written In Heaven of Sopchoppy, announces and invite you to its groundbreaking ceremony and activities on Saturday, Feb. 22. The event will take place at 1408 Sopchoppy Highway the site of the old church at noon. Come celebrate with us, your brothers and sisters in Christ! Charlotte Faith to hold Holy Ghost RevivalA Holy Ghost Revival will be held at Charlotte Faith & Deliverance Temple with Apostle Tony Sanders on Feb. 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Bishop Alice Williams is pastor. The church is located at 150 Brown Donaldson Road.Church BriefsBy JAMES L. SNYDER Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to nd out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot.The 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. 926-3281 Promise LandOpen 9-5 Closed Sun. & Wed.Mon. --------------Furniture 25% Tues. -----------------Seniors 25% Fri. & Sat. 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Stuart Vaughn Lanter, 85, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at his home in Blakely, Ga. He was born in Speedwell, Va. and lived in Crawfordville from 1977 to 2013. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Diane Lanter; daughter, Lavon (Sid) Strickland; son, Todd Lanter (Karen); grandchildren, Porcha Thomas, Suzanna Thomas, Tyler Lanter and Victoria Lanter; and three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Georgia Franklin, Carol Sterling, Agnes Lanter, Nona Lanter, and Donald Lanter. He was predeceased by his parents Herman Lanter and Mary Lanter; and siblings Marjorie Severance, Ward Lanter, and Graham Lanter. If you would like to remember this great man, please make a donation to the Meals on Wheels Program at the Wakulla Senior Center. Rose M. Carraway, 49, of Crawfordville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Survivors include her son, James (Danielle) Leek of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Hope Leek (Denver) of Crawfordville; brother, Richard (Amy) Carraway of Panacea; sisters, Rhonda (Richard) Hicks and Renee Spears of Crawfordville, and Rita (Robert) Hebert of Tallahassee; and ve grandchildren. A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Wakulla Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Lewis Pollard of ciating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Drive, Tallahassee FL 32308. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny (850-559-3380). Please sign the online guestbook at http:// www.forbesfuneralhome.net. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 7Mary Marie Sanders, 89, died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Sopchoppy. She was a lifetime resident of Sopchoppy. Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Clarence Sanders Cemetery in Sopchoppy. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee FL 32308. Survivors include her children, Clarence Sanders Jr. of Sopchoppy, Sammy Sanders (Ann) of Sopchoppy, Patsy Thomas (Delma) of Panacea, Billy Ray Sanders (Connie) of Sopchoppy, Basby Thomas of Sopchoppy, Lonzo Sanders (Lorinda) of Crawfordville, Eddie Sanders of Medart, and Tommy Sanders (Kathy) of Sopchoppy; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Harrell. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Sanders; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Sanders; and son-inlaw, Hicks Thomas. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements (850926-3333 or bevisfh. com). Marjorie Margie Joan Myers, 80, of Tallahassee, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born April 2, 1933 in Shelburn, Ind. She married the love of her life, Richard Myers on Oct. 15, 1952 in Terre Haute, Ind., and remained his bride for 49 years until his passing in 2001. She was a longtime resident of Wakulla County and touched many lives working at the Shadeville Elementary School, where the children affectionately referred to her as Mama Bear. She took immense pride in her family and was a constant source of love, encouragement and understanding of all those she left behind. She was a member of the Medart Assembly of God in Crawfordville. Survivors include Carla Maynor (Bobby) of Crawfordville, Deborah Meister (Tom) of Crawfordville, John Myers (Deanna) of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and Dean Myers (Susan) of Crawfordville; nine Grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind two sisters, Tommy (Oleta) Young of Ohio and Kathryn Cof n of Indiana. Services were held at Medart Assembly of God on Feb. 9, followed by entombment at Culleys MeadowWood Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of owers, memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee FL 32308. She remains dearly loved by her family and friends and will always be in the hearts and memories of everyone who knew her. Donna Lynn Hines, 61, died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Panacea Community Cemetery in Panacea. Survivors include her husband, Henry M. Hines Jr.; mother, Myrtle Ellen Jenkins; father-in-law, Henry Hines; brothers, William Robert Walther and William Patrick Dunnigan; sister, Diane Ellen Sandstrom; brother-in-law, Charles Hines; and four nieces and one nephew. Beggs Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. Larry L. Melton, 80, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Tallahassee. He had lived in this area for 19 years coming from South Carolina. He was a Baptist. He was a member of the American Legion, founding member of Wakulla Moose Lodge; Lifetime member of VFW; NAUS member and worked as a federal inspector for USDA. Larry loved all of his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was kind and compassionate to everyone. He never met a stranger, once a friend, always a friend. He had a great sense of right and wrong. He was a perfectionist and was successful in all that he set out to accomplish whether it be business or community affairs. Retired Master Sergeant Larry L. Melton loved his country and served with Uncommon Valor in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He continued his support by ying his ags; American, POW, Confederate and occasionally Air Force. He will be sorely missed but remembered by all. Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Floral Memorial Gardens in Albany, Ga. In lieu of owers the family requests donations be made in Larrys honor to Locks of Love, 234 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach FL 23405 or St. Judes Childrens Hospital. P.O, Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gloria Melton; three children, Audrey Brienza (Joe) of Albany, Ga., Michelle Crawley (Mike) of Lyons, Ga., and Laura Cox (Chris) of Leesburg, Ga.; two sisters, Shirley Wells of Franklin, Tenn., and Peggy Green of Florence, S.C.; a brother, J.R. Melton (Mary Frances) of Cassette, S.C.; ve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Teresa Dianne Melton. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements (850926-3333 or bevisfh. com).Obituaries Rose M. Carraway Donna Lynn Hines Stuart Vaughn Lanter Larry L. Melton Marjorie Margie Joan Myers Mary Marie Sanders Donna Lynn Hines Mary Marie Sanders Rose M. CarrawayMarjorie Margie Joan MyersLarry L. Melton Stuart Vaughn Lanter By TRACY RENEE LEEWhen a loved one has been murdered, many dif culties arise for the survivors. No matter who you are, if a signi cant loved one has been murdered, you will experience unparalleled grief. Murder falls into the traumatic death category, as well as unanticipated and sudden death categories. Sudden and unanticipated deaths are dif cult to recover from. Under these circumstances, the survivor has been robbed of ample time to set into motion, plans to compensate for their loss. Add to this, the experience of murder, and the survivor is destined to have a rough go of the grief recovery process. Preparations for loss of income, loss of social standing and loss of companionship are losses that survivors can plan for if they have sufficient notice that a death is imminent. If the death is predictable, families can plan accordingly. A family planning to purchase a new and larger home might decide to stay put, once they know the household provider has a terminal illness. That same family, suffering the murder of the household provider and having recently purchased their dream home, may now be facing repossession of their home. These are unfair and unpredictable situations. In addition to the suddenness of a murder, the violence experienced by the loved one is overwhelming. Details of the murder might be kept from the family in order to protect them and to protect the integrity of the investigation. The family might hear details that may or may not be accurate through the media, they might possibly see and hear additional details day after day, as the news replays and reports on the murder investigation. This experience can create a mountain of issues and setbacks for the survivors. If the murder is high pro le, the family might not even be able to go out to dinner without overhearing conversations of speculation regarding their loved ones horri c experience. Try as they might, questions are always lingering in the backs of their minds. How long did their loved one suffer, were they frightened, did they call out for their family, how long did the brutality last, was death quick, were they humiliated before death, etc. Their questions are never completely answered, and so they must accept that they must live with the uncertainty, of the suffering sustained by their loved one. In some instances, death may have been so brutal that the body of a loved one is nonviewable. If the family is unable to view the body, they are robbed of their nal farewell. As a funeral director, I have witnessed this tragedy upon families I have served. As a child, I witnessed my mother suffer this tragedy. Murder is a horri c perpetration. If you have suffered the murder of a loved one, I extend my deepest condolences.Tracy Renee Lee is a funeral director, author, and freelance writer. It is my lifes work to comfort the bereaved and help them live on. Please follow my blog at http://pushin-updaisies.blogspot.com/ and Twitter account @ PushnUpDaisies, visit my website www.QueenCityFuneralHome. com or read my book Pushin Up Daisies for additional encouragement and information.When a loved one is murdered Jesus River Festival is set for March 8 in Sopchoppy BEREAVEMENT COLUMN Special to The NewsThe 6th annual Jesus River Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 in Myron B. Hodges City Park located in Sopchoppy. The outdoor music event will start at noon and run until dark. This music festival will host a list of talented Christian musicians, speakers, dancers and performers appealing to all ages and a variety of music styles. The Jesus River Festival was started by a group of Wakulla County Christians from various churches. Their intention was to gather their families for a day of music and fellowship in a casual outdoor setting. The Sopchoppy River runs south towards the Gulf of Mexico through the citys park and makes for an ideal setting for an afternoon of relaxed music listening and worship. Planners wanted to draw from the areas local musical talent and invite committed Christians to share with the community the good news of Jesus Christs power to transform lives. This is a multi-denominational, community worship experience, and it just keeps getting better, said Nathan Lewis, a member of the planning committee. Several hundred individuals attended last years event, and we were very pleased with the turnout and support. Wave 94, a local Christian radio station and long time supporter of the festival, is expected to return to visit with fans and friends. Many churches and businesses are involved in making the festival a success. Those attending the festival will be served complimentary grilled burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Groups interested in performing at this years festival are encouraged to apply online at jesusriverfest. com. Churches, ministries and civic organizations interested in setting up a table to fund raise or present informational materials can apply on-line at jesusriverfest.com.
Page 8 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunityJoseph and Tiffany Raker of Crawfordville announce the birth of Jolce-Jane Wendyline Raker born Jan. 24 at 9:39 a.m. She was 9lbs., 20.5 in. Jolce joins brother Dylan and Kirsten, maternal grandparents Kenneth and Jane Harper of Crawfordville and paternal grandparents Charles Pete and Sandra Kitt Griggs of Sopcoppy.Welcome Jolce-Jane RakerThe Wakulla Democratic Womens Club and Body Tek present Girls Nite Out, a fundraiser for Wakullas 2014 Relay For Life campaign on Friday, Feb. 28th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are invited to enjoy an evening of wine, cheese, pampering and information from local providers of services for health and well-being of women. A $5 donation includes three raf e tickets for items being donated by local businesses in support of Relay for Life. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the event. This fair is being offered to the public as a fundraiser for American Cancer Society 2014 Relay for Life. Girls Nite Out is a chance for women of all ages to meet representatives from organizations that have stood for health and wellness in the county. The event will focus on interesting products and services, enhancing health and well-being. If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Mary at 766-6285. Special to the NewsRick Smith, son of the author Patrick D. Smith (1927-2014), a professional media producer and avid fan of his fathers work, will present a high energy, multimedia experience about his famous father, his life and the experiences that led him to write his books. Patrick Smiths Florida is A Land Remembered is hosted by The Wakulla County Historiacal Society. Ricks show combines his own quirky brand of humor and storytelling with videos, family photos, music, sound and visual effects to bring this writers colorful life into focus. A Land Remembered is a novel of historical ction, published by Pineapple Press in 1984. It won the Florida Historical Society Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel. In 2009 it was voted Best Florida Book for the ninth year in a row by readers of Florida Monthly Magazine. A Land Remembered is the story of three generations of the pioneer MacIvey family in Florida and a story portraying the tenacity of American pioneers how they survived and prospered in an often hostile environment. There are those still around today in Florida who sat across the dinner table from grandparents and heard rst-hand similar stories of Florida crackers from those who were there when it happened. Tobias MacIvey was thirty years old and had been in the Florida scrub for ve years. He had come south out of Georgia in 1858. In his horse-drawn wagon there was a sack of corn and a sack of sweet potatoes, a few packets of seeds, a shotgun and a few shells, a frying pan, several pewter dishes, forks, and a castiron pot. There were also the tools he would need to clear the land and build a house, two chopping axes, a broadaxe foot, crosscut saw, auger bit, a fro and drawing knife. So begins the story of Tobias, his wife Emma and son Zechariah in the Florida wilderness in the mid-19th century. Patrick Smiths Florida is A Land Remembered will be presented on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at Crawfordville United Methodist Church, 176 Ochlockonee Street. Tickets are available for a minimum donation of $10 each. All donations to the WCHS are tax deductible. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shop. wakullahistory.com., by calling Carolyn W. Harvey at 524-5334, or at the Wakulla County Historical Society Museum & Archives, 24 High Drive on Courthouse Square in Crawfordville. Museum hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. James Richard Nix and Kodie Lynn Scott announce their engagement and plans to marry October 25th 2014 at St. George Island. The groom is the son of Bill and Laneva Nix, Tallahassee and a 1994 graduate of Lincoln High School. He is currently employed by Kaf Bar Services in Tallahassee. The groom has a son Andrew P. Nix, 8. The bride is the daughter of Robyn Scott and step-daughter of James Hawkins, Wakulla and a 2002 graduate of Wakulla High School. She is currently studying psychology at Tallahassee Community College and employed at Northgate Arinso. Rick Smith to talk about his fathers Florida The Coastal Optimist Club recently presented the Wakulla Academic Boosters with a check for $2,500. Each year the Optimists donate monies to provide scholarships to high school seniors. The Wakulla Academic Boosters oversee funds donated by several individuals and organizations to grant scholarships each year and to endow future scholarships. These scholarships are presented to deserving seniors at the Wakulla High School awards assembly each May. This year $1,000 will be given to a graduating student to help with college expenses. The remaining $1,500 will be used to help endow future scholarships. Pictured in the photo are Optimist Club members with Walter Dodson who received the check on behalf of the Wakulla Academic Boosters.Please come by and help us to celebrate our 75th year of providing Public Health to Wakulla county. Starting at 3pm we will have the posting of the Proclamation from the Wakulla Board of County Commissioners. Then we will have refreshments and tours of your Health Department. At 3 p.m. our Students Working Against Tobacco will be meeting to discuss how we can help to educate our community of the dangers of tobacco use. At 7 p.m. we will be hosting a CPR class, come learn to save a life. Register for the CPR class with Grace.Keith@ health. gov. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Parker of Tallahassee and Mrs. Julie Martin, Sopchoppy and Mr. John Kilgore, Crawfordville are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Ryan Parker and Morgan Kilgore. Parker is a 2009 graduate of Wakulla High School. Kilgore is a 2013 graduate of Wakulla High School. Parker and Kilgore will reside in Tallahassee, Florida. Patrick Smith Optimist Club Donates $2,500 for ScholarshipsSpecial to the News Public Health in Wakulla celebrates 75 years Announcements Nix and Scott Parker and Kilgore Girls Nite Out to be held at Body Tek Free tax preparation is available in Wakulla County through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). IRS-certi ed volunteers will be at sites throughout the Big Bend. This free service has many convenient locations available for people who need help with their current year tax returns. Wakulla County VITA Sites Open Feb. 1 to April 15. Wakulla County Library 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville Thursdays: 9:30am 1:30pm Saturdays: 9:30am 12:30pm April 15: 9:30am 7:30pm Wakulla Senior Center 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville Wednesdays: 9:30am 1:30pmFree Tax Prep o ered GIRLS NITE OUTHealth & Wellness FairBody Tek Fitness Center & The Wakulla Democratic Womens ClubInvite you to an evening of wine, cheese, pampering, and learning. Friday, February 28th, 4:00 -7:00 p.m. 56 Rainbow Drive, Crawfordville, Florida $5.00 entrance donation, includes three chance drawing ticketsAll proceeds benet the 2014 Wakulla Relay for LifePlease join us for a fun evening for a good cause!!(Limited space still available for vendors)For more information call Mary @ (850) 766-6285) or Verna @ (850) 212-3131.Non-Political Advertisement paid for and approved by the Wakulla Democratic Womens Club, Post Ofce Box 766 Crawfordville, FL 32326-0766. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 9education news from local schools SchoolSpecial to the NewsYum, yum, yum! Friday evening, Feb. 21, Crawfordville Elementary School is having its Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off with all of the trimmings. There will be chili of all kinds to satisfy everyones taste buds. If you are interested in competing and not just consuming the scrumptious smorgasbord of chili that is sure to be created, dig up that old family recipe and join the fun. The categories that will be judged are the following: traditional, nontraditional, spicy but pleasing, and presentation. Set up begins at 5:15 p.m. so that the judging can begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. The event will of cially begin at 6:00 with one of our very own local bands performing. There is no participation fee, but because outlets and extension cords are limited, be sure to bring hot chili. The unlimited chili eating wont stop until 7:30 p.m. or until the chili runs out. You dont want to miss this event. Winners of each category will be announced at the end of the evening. If you dont want to compete but just want to enjoy the entertainment and the delicious chili, come see us from 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at Crawfordville Elementary School cafeteria. Proceeds earned from the event will go toward a graduating WHS Senior who once was a Crawfordville Cougar. This new scholarship is only possible due to the large community support typically seen at this event. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for elementary aged children, and hotdogs are .50. You get all the chili you can possibly eat and have a family fun night as well. Come join us! By Margie Menzel Special for the NewsTALLAHASSEE The House Education Committee is ready to roll out a bill that would upgrade the health, safety and teaching standards of Floridas early learning programs. Childrens advocates are mostly satis ed with changes they requested to serve more children, while providers are seeking a few more tweaks. Weve spoken to just about everybody in the state of Florida, said committee Chairwoman Maureen OToole, RLady Lake. There isnt anybody left. As the panel held a last workshop on the bill this week, OToole said it was part of a multi-year effort to improve the quality of Floridas voluntary pre-kindergarten and school-readiness programs. OTooles committee will take up the bill Thursday. Last year, OToole spearheaded the passage of a major early learning bill (HB 7165) after several failed attempts. That set the stage for this year, with OToole focused on establishing standards for a wide range of providers. Florida has just under 10,000 schoolreadiness programs and about 6,400 voluntary pre-kindergarten programs, including public and private schools and licensed and unlicensed providers. This years bill would license private providers in the school-readiness program, which provides subsidized child care to the children of low-income working Floridians. The bill would also require providers to notify parents of health and safety violations and to post citations that result in disciplinary action prominently on the premises. Former Republican state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, executive director of the Florida Association for Child Care Management, said providers support most of the intent of the bill, but theyre seeking a couple of massages, including one on notifying parents about health and safety violations. Bogdanoff, who represents about 1,200 members, called for a database to track earlylearning teachers. The provider gets left holding the bag, said Bogdanoff, who wants the state to give private providers data about teachers who are disciplined, as it does with doctors and lawyers. The act mandates that children from three years old to school age who are at risk of abuse and neglect be enrolled in an early-education or day-care program. Scotts recommendations include a one-time $30 million boost to the school readiness programs, which served 223,000 children last year. Florida has long had a waiting list for the school readiness programs, which havent had a signi cant funding increase in a decade. Best estimates are that 60,000 to 70,000 children are waiting for a place. Scott is also calling for an increase in per-pupil spending for the voluntary prekindergarten program, in which more than 174,000 children are enrolled. Currently the state spends $2,383 per child; Scott has asked for an increase to $2,483 per child, or $929,000 overall. The national average was $3,841 in 2012, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research. Weatherford called early learning a way to give Florida children an equal opportunity. A surrogate parent is an individual appointed to act in the place of a parent in educational decision-making and in safeguarding a students rights under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). When no parent can be identified, or after reasonable efforts cannot be located by the school district the student is a ward of the State under State law. The student is considered an unaccompanied homeless youth, or a court of competent jurisdiction over the student has determined that no person has the authority, willingness or ability to service as the educational decisionmaker for the student without judicial action. A surrogate parent must be at least 18 years old, must have not personal or professional interest that con icts with the interests of the student to be represented, must not be an employee of the Florida Department of Education, the local school district, a community based care provider, Department of Children and Families or any other public or private agency involved in the education or care of the student and must have the knowledge and skills acquired by successfully completing training. A background clearance is also required. The Wakulla County School District is seeking individuals interested in serving as Surrogate Parents to attend training on March 4 from noon -3 p.m. at the School Board Of ce in the Legacy Caf. Lunch will be provided. If you meet the above qualifications and would like to make a difference in the life of a child, by training as a surrogate parent, contact Tanya English, Director of Exceptional Student Services at 926-0065 X 252 or tanya.english@ wcsb.us.Special for the NewsBy now, it has become apparent to academics, administrators, parents and teachers that, in general, boys are underperforming in school, says Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D, a veteran educator and international expert who offers enhanced teaching techniques for boys. And it may get worse, he says. It will take some creativity to teach some elements of Common Core, the educational initiative set to be implemented throughout most of the United States, in a way thats conducive to how most boys best learn, Dixon says. Common Core has been criticized by educators and other experts as demanding standards that are static, arbitrary and generally antithetical to creativity and innovation. Yet initial results in Kentucky, the rst state to use the program, have been positive. The states graduation rate increased 6 percent from 2010 to 2013, and the percentage of college-ready students increased 20 percent. Any parent or teacher who wants a boy to be successful with Common Core must understand two crucial ideas: motivated engagement and discretionary effort, says Dixon, who has more than three decades experience as a teacher, is a parent of boys, and is the author of Helping Boys Learn: Six Secrets for Your Sons Success in School, (HelpingBoysLearn. com), which features tailored editions for parents and teachers. Because the new curriculum is designed to improve critical thinking, which requires a deep understanding of the material, boys must be both motivated and deeply engaged to learn, he says. Thats what it will take for them to independently put in the necessary hard work involved in learning discretionary effort without nagging, he says. Only by doing this will they be able to meet the new learning requirements; we are already seeing the negative consequences of not doing this with boys, and I fear it will just get worse, says Dixon, adding that his approach inspires a boys motivated engagement. Boys need a worthy challenge: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, both NBA greats, who have also become great friends, are eager to talk about their former rivalry. Both say that they simply would not have had the same legendary career without that individual competition; it made them better. When Johnson left the NBA, Bird said he just wasnt as interested in the game. The male brain responds to a challenge it deem worthy. A student, who daydreams during algebra class and appears lazy, may also pour attention and effort into mastering a skateboarding trick. Constructing a challenge for the male student will do wonders to engage his learning. Boys crave legitimacy. Think about all the colleges in the United States; now imagine trying to craft an NFL playoff-style system that fairly selects the No.1 college football team. Does it seem impossible? Arent there too many teams? The NCAA has been trying to gure out a system for establishing a legitimate No. 1 team for decades, and its nally going to implement one next season. Whether or not itll work, the effort put into such an endeavor has been considerable. Why so much time and energy for a game? Because the male brain craves legitimacy; boys will only agree that something is meaningful or valuable if there is a valid process for establishing that value. 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Page 10 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team views SportsBy PAUL HOOVERWHS Track CoachThe WHS boys and girls track teams opened the 2014 season, as usual, with the LCS Varsity Kickoff held at Rickards High School in Tallahassee. With seven teams in attendance, it was a good meet to kick off the season. This years squads are composed of primarily underclassmen, with many of the competitors being freshman competing in their rst high school season. Even so, the local athletes had a good showing in all areas; sprints, jumps and middle distance runs. The running events were kicked off by the boys and girls 4x800 meter relays. The WHS teams both claimed victory in these events. The girls dominated their relay, running a good early season time of 11:07.76, almost a minute ahead of runner-up FAMU High School. The boys team had a great showing, posting an excellent early season time of 8:48.55, only 1 second off the all-time school record. The girls team members were Lydia Wiedeman, Kayla Webbe, Holli Capps and Haleigh Martin. The boys team included Bryce Cole, Albert Symthe, Sean Hill and Alan Pearson. In other relay action, the WHS girls team of Lydia Wiedeman, Cheyenne Whittington, Sarah Thigpen and Adrianna Mitchell won the 4x200 meter relay and a spur of the moment boys team of Cole, Smythe, Pearson and Hill placed second in the 4x400 meter relay. A number of outstanding performances were turned in by the local athletes, and they were recorded by both the freshman performers and the veteran athletes. Three of the new tracksters who quickly made the transition from middle school to the high school level were Adrianna Mitchell, Haleigh Martin and Bryce Cole. Mitchell won the long jump (16), placed fth in the 100 meters and was a member of the winning 4x200 meter relay team. Martin started the day as a member of the winning 4x800 meter relay team and then went on to dominate the 1600 meters in the excellent time of 5:53.20. Not to be outdone, Cole ran the lead-off leg and fastest split in the 4x800 relay, followed up with a second place nish in the 1600 meters (4:57.78) and then ran the lead-off leg in the second place 4x400 meter relay. Other WHS runners had excellent performances the middle distance events. In the 1600 meter run, sophomore Albert Smythe showed his strength and experience by laying off the pace for the rst 800 meters and then steadily moving up and eventually passing teammate Cole and going on to win in 4:56.51. Junior Travis Parks used the same tactics to win the 3200 meters in 12:06.29 over a FAMU runner and teammate Mitchell Atkinson. Junior Lydia Wiedeman won the 400 meters (1:05.86) and senior Kayla Webbe dominated the 3200 meters, winning in 13:01.37. Sophomore Keith Gavin came into the season ranked No. 1 in the State in 2A in the high jump, but is coming off a broken leg suffered in football this past season, so there were some concern as to how that would affect his jumping. However, any doubts were quickly erased and he went on to win the competition, clearing the excellent early season height of 6, which was 4 higher than he jumped in this meet last year. In the boys long jump, Tre Hester, also turned in an excellent performance, placing second with a jump of 19.50. Other girls placing in the top eight in their events and scoring points for the local girls team were Cheyenne Whittington (4th, 200 meters/5th, 400 meters), Mikala Gavin (5th, 200 meters), Sarah Thigpen (7th, 200 meters/2nd 400 meters), Holli Capps (3rd, 800 meters), Veronica Buckland (4th, 800 and1600 meters), Macellan Hicks (5th, 800 and 1600 meters), Jenna Frisco (6th, 800 meters), Connie Lewis (2nd, 1600 meters and 3200 meters), Ashley Carr (3rd, shotput and 5th discus), Shelby Alsup (5th, shotput and 6th discus) and Allison Carr (7th, discus). Other boys placing in the top eight and scoring points included Malik Thomas (7th, 100 meters and 6th, 200 meters), Chris Damitz (7th, 800 meters & shotput), Evan Guarino (4th, 1600 meters), Connor Whit eld (7th, 1600 meters), Mitchell Atkinson (3rd, 3200 meters), Riley Welch (4th, 3200 meters), Nick Emerson (6th, 3200 meters), Tyler Westcott (7th, 3200 meters) and Nate Jackson (7th, discus). The next competition for the local teams will be on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Willie Williams Invitational, also held at Rickards High School in Tallahassee. The events will kick off at 10 a.m. By JENNY ODOMreporter@thewakullanews.netMargaret Wiedeman signed a two year scholarship to run cross country with Chipola College in Marianna as an adoring crowd gathered in the WHS War Eagle Cafe on Thursday, Feb. 20 to celebrate. We are one of only two junior colleges in the state that offers a cross country scholarship, said Rance Massengill, Chipola College cross country coach, who was present for the signing. And we are concentrating on recruiting more local girls to ll our team, he continued. Wiedeman, captain of the womens cross country team, also runs track and plays on the varsity soccer team. She has lead the cross country team to three consecutive District Championships. The petite, strawberry blonde senior, with a contagious smile, holds the 1600 meter and the 5K District Championship titles, and has placed among nalists in these events in the Regional championships. Im really proud that this opportunity came up for her, said Paul Hoover, WHS track and cross country coach, who was moved when he spoke about Wiedeman. I still remember her as a little redhead and right away I called her my little warrior, Hoover said. Not only are you (Chipola) getting a hard working athlete, but youre getting a leader. At the WHS cross country awards banquet this year we gave her the No. 1 Mama award, he continued. I call her Mama Marty. She takes the young girls under her wing and looks over them. In this world, there arent many people who have your back, said Hoover with emotion. But Marty is one of those people. WHS athletic director Mike Smith spoke about the rst cross country scholarship to be offered to a student athlete. Weve never had anyone from WHS sign for cross country. This is pretty amazing, he expressed with excitement, and unbelievably cool. Wiedemans maturity is apparent, as she spoke about her leadership experience at WHS, and what comes next for her at Chipola. Im excited, and thankful to be blessed with this opportunity, said Wiedeman. Ive had the opportunity to help other girls push themselves to be better. And not just in track, but in life. Wiedeman is ranked 11th in her graduating class and is the President of the National Honor Society at WHS. She is also a member of the yearbook staff and a four year participant in the WHS Medical Academy. She plans to study communications at Chipola, and eventually transfer to a four year university to earn her bachelor degree. Shes living out a dream, said her mother, Amy. PHOTOS BY JENNY ODOMTrack Coach Paul Hoover talks about runner Margaret Wiedeman, anked by her parents and Chipola Coach Rance Massengill, at her scholarship signing ceremony.CROSS COUNTRY TENNIS TRACKWiedeman signs with Chipola CollegeSeason opens with wins in relaysBy NOREEN BRITTWHS Tennis CoachThe Wakulla High School varsity tennis team opened their season on Feb. 4 with an overwhelming win at home over Madison High School. The boys swept Madison with an 8-0 victory. The boys team also had a great victory at home on Feb. 11 over Florida High, winning 7-1. Varsity boys tennis players are number one Oakley Ward, number two Gil Damon, number three Alex Ross, number four Tyler Martin, number ve Marc Carter, number six Mitch Parker, number seven Scott Edge, number eight Jacen Jones, and number nine Blake Bolton. Number one boys doubles are Oakley Ward and Tyler Martin and number two boys doubles are Gil Damon and Alex Ross. The boys played against Taylor on Thursday and won 6-2. The girls team defeated Madison with a score of 5-2. Florida High was a little tougher match with two matches going to a tie break but the girls lost 3-4. The team traveled to Perry on Thursday where the girls won 6-1. The girls team consists of Logan Kelley number one, Marlee Kelley number two, Christina Evans number three, Marina Petrandis number four, Alyssa Schubert number ve and Brooke Roddenberry number six. 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& www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 11By JENNY ODOMreporter@thewakullanews.netOn a sunny Saturday afternoon, cars line the seaside road along Alligator Point as people meander into a tiny wood frame house that sits on the bayside. The owner, Donna Decker, has a wide and expressive smile. She has blonde hair and straight bangs hang down her forehead and frame her warm brown eyes. She greets her guests, who carry small coolers with their BYOB beverages and trays of snacks to share. They are gathering for an afternoon salon of live music and literary readings by Charlie Wilkinson and Iain Baird, both of Alligator Point. Decker, who holds a doctorate in poetry from FSU, is dressed in a white mens-style starched shirt, blue jeans and no shoes. A hint of sass, and her city upbringing, show in the modest of ways. Below the cuffed denim she wears sh net stockings and painted pink toenails. Decker and her sister began a literary series, holding house concerts and salons, when she lived in Staten Island, N.Y., years ago. After she relocated to Alligator Point, she decided to begin having them here. It was a natural progression, she says. I love to bring people together. This house seems to be the perfect place to do that. Plus, the acoustics are wonderful. The house was built in the 1930s as a military barrack for Camp Gordon Johnson. A civilian bought it and moved it on a barge across Alligator Harbor to Alligator Point. The story goes that he lost the house in a poker game, and then the gambler sold it to the Coloney family of Tallahassee. In the mid-1970s the Coloney family hired brothers William and Snorri Solburg to renovate the house. Decker purchased the house from well-known novelist Connie May Fowler (Remembering Blue, Before Women had Wings) about three years ago. Sunlight streams in the windows of the small house with large porches on the front and back. On the white walls, there is an eclectic mix of artwork she has collected throughout her life. Decker is a Professor in Business Communication at FSU, a writer and performer, and also is a real estate agent for Harbor Point Realty in Alligator Point. She commutes between Tallahassee and Alligator Point. Before moving to Florida, Decker taught English at University of Wisconsin and Pace University in New York. She was the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award when she was a full professor of English at Wisconsin. Poems Written Under the In uence of Paradise: Voices of Key West is a collection of poems written by Decker in Key West characters voices. On a recent February evening at the Mockingbird Cafe in Tallahassee, Decker wears a tighttting, sequined dress and matching jacket that sparkle in the evening lights. She joins musician-storytellers Frank Lindamood and Michael Koppy for an evening of storytelling, poetry and music. Decker is scheduled to perform rst, but her mother and sister are ying to Tallahassee from Staten Island for the event, and their airplane is delayed from the icy weather in Atlanta. She scrambles to recon gure the lineup, so her family has time to make it to the venue for her performance. Lindamood agrees to go rst. So much has come to be from me knowing Frank Lindamood, Decker says about the Sopchoppy musician who seems to know everyone, and everyone seems to know him. Lindamood has also performed at numerous house concerts at Deckers home. In addition, he is featured on her spoken word CD titled, I Have Your Petty Secret. The CD is available for purchase on the website cdbaby.com. Other musicians on the CD are Gabriel Butter eld and Andy Moorer. Decker has reserved some tables up front for friends, coworkers, and literary partners. They are lled. She nervously prepares to perform, as her family arrives. The audience comes to a hush when she begins to speak. Her delivery is dynamic, strong and con dent. All eyes are on the stage as she tells a story in beat-like fashion. Her style is rhythmic and humorous. Decker uses props. For one piece, titled Frankie L. BDay Rap, she wears a baseball hat, half-cocked on her head and sports a Brooklyn accent. She is accompanied by Susan David on guitar, and Moorer on saxophone both are neighbors at Alligator Point. Possessing energetic fashion, she is more than a published author, performer, organizer of events and a professor of business. She is also an award-winning community activist. She led the renovation and managed Soul Gardens Cottages a multicottage housing complex in the Frenchtown area of Tallahassee, and was awarded the Keep Tallahassee Beautiful Neighborhood Beauti cation Award in 2003. At this point in my life, I want to focus on writing and performing, she says. A nature lover and volunteer at the Florida Wild Mammal Association, Decker is also involved with the Alligator Point Sea Turtle program. She has a casual manner and people seem to be naturally drawn to her warmth and sincerity. My sister tells me, I live in a happy light, says Decker, with a humble smile. Listen to I have your petty secret and purchase spoken word tracks by Donna Decker at www.cdbaby.com/ cd/donnadecker. For booking information contact Decker at firstname.lastname@example.orgBefore I begin, I want to alert you all to an outstanding presentation on one of the most popular books published about Florida, A Land Remembered by the late Patrick Smith (1927-2014). Smith was nominated for three Pulitzer Prizes for literature, one of which was for this book. The Wakulla County Historical Society has been fortunate enough to have Patrick Smiths son, Rick Smith, provide us with this presentation, which will also include excerpts from the story, videos and music, a multimedia production. The presentation will be held on Feb. 27 at the Crawfordville United Methodist Church, 176 Ochlockonee St. in Crawfordville, at 7 p.m. Tickets may be had for a minimum donation of $10 each, online at www.shop. wakullahistory.com, by telephoning Carolyn Harvey at (850) 5245334 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., or at the Museum, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. When I was a young boy, about 8 years old, which would have been in 1950, I lived with my mother, daddy, and sister at St. Marks. Back then there was a church on the main street across the street from where Ernest Cutchins and his family lived. We lived right next door to that church, on the south side of it. As of this writing, the house is still there. Our house was a pretty nice one, not fancy or anything, but it suited us very well and was comfortable. It had a long front porch across the front as many homes did back in those days before air conditioning had been invented. Fans, electric and hand-held were all right, but with the screen windows opened, did very little but stir up the hot, humid tropical heat in the summertime. So porches were very useful as a means of getting out of the house on hot days and evenings to try to catch a breeze, however slight. Porches were also very good for socializing as folks would often walk up and engage the family in conversation out there on the porch. I sure miss those days looking back from the present when we hardly ever get to know even next door neighbors since those kinds of porches went out of style with the advent of air conditioning and sealed windows. It seems progress so often has its downside. Im straying way off my topic which has to do with a swimming pool, so let me get onto it. I dont believe that in 1950 anyone in the little village of St. Marks owned a swimming pool. Maybe no one there has ever owned one right up to today. No one, that is, besides my sister, Myrna, and me. I remember seeing the remains of a nice swimming pool near where the City Hall of St. Marks stands today. I think there used to be a hotel there and the swimming pool had to do with that, but in 1950, it was empty except for the cattails that grew up in it. As I briefly mentioned, we all know how hot it would get during summers in St. Marks, and Myrna and I had a plan to do something about it. We had seen fancy homes in the movies that had swimming pools and how beautiful the popular actress Esther Williams was splashing around in them. So we were going to install our swimming pool right there in our back yard. Yessir, we were going to be the envy of the whole town! Those movie stars in Hollywood would have nothing on us. And what fun we were going to have. My sister and I could invite all our friends over to pool parties at our house. I dont remember now how that bathtub came to my attention, or where it came from. I think daddy had taken it out of the house to install a new one. I just remember it was on the ground outside our house and Myrna and I had big plans for it. The question then was where to place that bathtub? Dont you know a swimming pool is kind of a status thing, and you dont want to put it just anywhere. Myrna and I knew for certain the word would get out about our pool, and we wanted folks, mostly our friends, to be impressed. We talked about how it would be unusual to have it right out in the front yard as all the pools we had seen were in the backyard. Also, we were fortunate enough to have a well with a hand pump back there from which to keep our pool supplied with fresh, clean water. Of course! Why didnt we notice it sooner, the perfect location for our swimming pool would be on top of the cesspool! It was perfect. Our cesspool was on a plot of raised ground, where the grass seemed to grow especially lush, and it was covered with a nice concrete slab. So Myrna and I carefully placed our bathtub on top of the concrete slab. The rest was very simple. We used buckets and lled them with water from the hand pump and dumped the water into the tub until it was full. In no time our dream of having a swimming pool had come true. All that summer, Myrna and I would don our bathing suits and swim in the pool. And what a draw it was for all our friends! As we expected, the word spread quickly throughout the little town. It would get a little crowded when more than two kids got in it at one time, but what fun we had. Sadly, we only had our pool for that one summer, since my daddy, who had been kind of skeptical about the whole thing from the start, noticed stress cracks beginning to form on the concrete slab which covered the cesspool. The weight of all that water and kids was beginning to be more than that old slab could stand and we were in eminent danger of crashing down into the cesspool, not exactly the kind of pool we had in mind! But while it lasted we all had a great time. Little did we realize it then, but that bathtub would be the rst and only swimming pool Myrna and I have ever owned. Ill bet you though that Esther Williams would have been mighty proud of us! Red Clay Footprints By John RobertsA home in St. Marks with a swimming poolDonna Decker e Alligator Point poet brings people together 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 email@example.com PHOTOS BY JENNY ODOMDonna Decker performing at Mockingbird Cafe in Tallahassee, above, and hosting a salon at her Alligator Point home, below.
Page 12 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comBLACK HISTORY FESTIVAL PHOTOS BY JENNY ODOMMore photos online at thewakullanews.comTonya Webb, left, with her children, Jordyn and Jalen, were dressed in Civil War period attire. Shadeville Elementary student, Chinera Martin, 7, struck a model-like pose as she had just nished getting her face painted. Shirley Lindsey, Crawfordville, shared a brownie with her grandson, Owynn. Jarvis Rosier, President of United States Colored Troops, 2nd Infantry Regiment re-enactment team, discussed the educational display with members of The Omega Lamplighters, a fraternity for young men. Above, children enjoy the boune house at the festival. Right, Ronnie White, with Little Salem Baptist Church, was busy cooking barbeque. D ed i cated to t h e r escue & r e h ab ili tat i o n o f in ju r ed a n d o r p h a n ed wil d m a mm a l s a n d b ir ds GIANT YARD SALE Thurs Mar 13th 8am 3pm (Set Up) Fri Mar 14th 4 8am 3pm Sat Mar 15th 4 8am 1pm At Townsend's Nads Mini Storage, 59 Shadeville Rd, Crawfordville All Donations Greatly Appreciated Donations can be dropped at Unit A32 or brought to the Yard Sale (before Friday afternoon) For more information about FWMA visit our website: www.fwma.org 100% of contributions are retained by FWMA for use in pursuing our mission As always, client service is our ultimate priority. Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A. Estate Planning, Probate Business Planning & Incorporations Frances Casey Lowe, P.A. Real Estate Transactions Title InsuranceCrawfordville3042 Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville, FL 32327Tallahassee1983 Centre Pointe Blvd Ste. 200 Tallahassee, FL 32308850-926-8245 Frances Casey Lowe, Attorney 1.75LSOBIESKIVODKA $ 17 99Prices Good Through February850926-32121.75LJIM BEAM $ 22 99 $ $ 1.75LSEGRAMS VO $ 21 99 S $ $ BUD OR BUD LIGHT24PKBOTT L E S OR CAN SBOTTLES OR CANS 24 C AN S 24 PK B OTT L E S OR C AN S $ 19 991.75L GIFTCAPTAIN MORGAN W/2 LTR $ 22 99 9 9 C C M M M M $ $ $ $ MICHELOB PRODUCTS12PK B O $ 12 99 NOW OPEN10AM 7PM Mon-Fri9AM 4PM Sat2591 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville FL Badcock.com 850926
By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netCornell Harvey, mayor of Brunswick, Ga., and a native of Wakulla County, urged a crowd last week to never accept No as an answer. Harvey gave the inspirational speech at the Wakulla Christian Coalitions annual Arthur L. Andrews Scholarship Banquet on Friday, Feb. 14, at the senior center. To be successful in life, youve got to ask, he said, and quoted the Bible verse: Ye have not because ye ask not. Besides asking, he said, youve got to learn the right way to ask; and youve got to keep asking until somebody says yes. He told a story about going to a dance and asking a girl to dance, being told no, and continuing to ask girls to dance until one said yes. What if Martin Luther King had listened to the Nos in his life? Harvey asked. Would he have passed the dream on to us? On to all of us? He urged parents to plant seeds in childrens minds of telling them what they can do. Theres a gap between where you are and where you want to be, he said. That gap is called opportunity. Sgt. Arthur Andrews, for whom the scholarship was named, was from Sopchoppy and died in the Vietnam War in 1969. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 13BLACK HISTORY WEEKENDBrunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey speaks at banquetLiteracy Read-In held at Wakulla Public Library Nationally known author Diane Roberts, above, read at the event, as did local author Herb Donaldson, reading from his book Southern Shock Americana.PHOTOS BY WILLIAM SNOWDENPHOTOS BY WILLIAM SNOWDEN TRICIA COLLINS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSTV personality Rahman Jones reads a poem he wrote.The Wakulla News William Snowden.A group of writers, organized by Hugh Taylor of the Wakulla Christian Coalition, appeared at the public library on Sunday afternoon for the 6th annual Literacy Read-In. Taylor also asked each reader to comment on the importance of libraries in their lives. Among the readers were Diane Roberts, Herb Donaldson, Barbara Joe Williams, The Wakulla News Editor William Snowden, and Tallahassee Democrat editors Mark Hohmeister and Byron Dobson. About 30 people attended. Cornell Harvey, a Wakulla native, tells a story about his daughter, Cornella, seated to his left, refusing to accept the answer No.Harvey gets a hug from his cousin, Marva Preston, who also served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Callaway Auto and Truck Repair SPONSORED BY: Bevis FUNERAL HOME Harvey-Young Chapel WAKULLA INSURANCE AGENCY Wakulla Inn & SuitesRay & Linda Boles Frances Casey Lowe Thank You To Our Sponsors! Valentine Celebration & Parade
Page 14 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comClubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, Feb. 20 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. 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 each second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. This group is for family members and friends of people diagnosed with mental illnesses and is free of charge.Friday, Feb. 21 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call 545-1853 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call 545-1853 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information. BOOK CLUB meets at the public library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresas Episcopal Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PICKIN N GRINNIN JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays) WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville. QUILTERS GUILD OF WAKULLA COUNTY will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Join them for the fun of quilting. Quilters of all skill levels are invited. Call 926-1437 with any questions.Saturday, Feb. 22 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.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. SOPCHOPPY GROWERS MARKET will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Posh Java, Organics & Gifts, on the corner of Rose St. and Winthrop Ave., in downtown Sopchoppy. The market features locally grown organic produce and other food items. To participate in the market, contact Posh Java at 962-1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.Sunday, Feb. 23 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information.Monday, Feb. 24 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 5451853. 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, Feb. 25 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 as well as in the evening at 7 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will hold its weekly occurrence. Bingo will be held at the VFW Post at 475 Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 18 years and up only please.Wednesday, Feb. 26 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 5451853. 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. BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior center at 10:30 a.m. KNITTING GROUP meets at the public library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 491-1684. LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 2 p.m. BEADING CLASSES with Tamara will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Choose from glass and stone beads to create your masterpiece. There is a $3 to $5 fee for the materials. KNITTING CLUB will meet at 4 p.m. at the public library. Anyone interested in the art of knitting are encouraged to attend. MAH JONGG CLUB meets every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Precinct 7 voting house on Whiddon Lake Road. Newcomers are welcome; you do not need to know how to play. SHOOT LIKE A GIRL meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Join in learning safety with handguns and enjoy companionship of women of all ages at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce Range located on 319 to Sopchoppy.Special EventsSaturday, Feb. 22 SOPCHOPPY OPRY presents singer/songwriter Artie Rodriguez (above), Wayne Martin and Country Gold will join South Bound Band in historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12. Call 962-3711 for tickets, and visit sopchoppyopry.com for a show schedule. 48th ANNUAL SWINE SHOW will be held at the Livestock Pavillion beginning at 9 a.m. The barbeque cook off will begin at 11 a.m. and the barbeque lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. For more information about the Swine Show, call Larry Tucker, 556-1736. COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held at Wal-Mart from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, iron count and cholesterol screening. No appointment is required. For more information contact Dena Williams, 702-0427. Monday, Feb. 24 WAKULLA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE is offering a Beekeeping short-course series. Classes will be taught by Dr. James Ellis and experts from the University of Florida Honey Bee Research Lab. Classes run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and cost $20. For additional information call 926-3931.Tuesday, Feb. 25 DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TASK FORCE meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Guest speaker will be Bobby Pearce, Superintendent of Wakulla County schools. Lunch will be provided. All are welcome. Call Kathy Asbell for details, 926-9005. WAKULLA COUNTY CHAMBER will offer a free WellU Session to be held at the TCC Wakulla Center at 6 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com. Wednesday, Feb. 26 SAVING OUR YOUTH: Faces of Human Traf cking Symposium presented by The Salvation Army Tallahassee Corps, 2410 Allen Rd, Tallahassee, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purpose of the symposium is to increase community awareness about human traf cking and promote a healthier environment for youth. Speakers will be Wendi Adelson, author of This is Our Story, and Judge Lynn Tepper. Lunch will be provided. Thursday, Feb. 27 WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host Patrick Smiths Florida is A Land Remembered at 7 p.m. at Crawfordville United Methodist Chuch, 176 Ochlockonee St. The presentation will be made by Rick Smith, son of the author, Patrick D. Smith. Tickets are $10 donation an be purchased at www.shop.wakullahistory.com or by calling Carolyn W. Harvey at 524-5334. Upcoming EventsFriday, Feb. 28 NAMI WAKULLA will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wakulla Womens Club, 64 Ochlockonee St. (Take-out available.) Featuring Spaghetti, salad, bread and desserts. $8 adults and $4 for children. Early bird tickets call 926-1033. GIRLS NITE OUT, a fundraiser for Wakullas 2014 Relay for Life Campaign will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Body Tek 24 Hour Fitness, 56 Rainbow Dr. The public is invited to attend an evening of wine, cheese, pampering and information from local providers of services for health and well-being of women.Saturday, March 8 JESUS RIVER FESTIVAL a celebration of Christian music and fellowship, will be held at Myron B. Hodge City Park from noon dark. For more information call 962-4132 or go to jesusriverfest. weebly.comSaturday, March 29 LIFEWALK 2014, sponsored by The Wakulla Pregnancy Center, will begin at 9 a.m. at Wakulla Station Trailhead Park. For more information, call Angie Holshouser at 241-6797. Feb 13 Feb 21 48th ANNUAL SWINE SHOWLivestock Pavillion Begins at 9 a.m. BLOOD DRIVE Wal-Mart 12 p.m. 6 p.m. BEEKEEPING SERIES WC Extension of ce 7 p.m. 9 p.m.DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE MEETINGFirst Baptist Church12:30 p.m.SaturdaySaturdayMondayTuesday Week Week in in W akulla akulla W akulla akulla Government MeetingsThursday, Feb. 20 City of St. Marks will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. to install commissioners for seats 1 and 2. Monday, Feb. 24 The Wakulla County Tourist Development Council will hold a Special Public Meeting at 11 a.m. at the Best Western Plus Wakulla Inn & Suites at 3292 Coastal Highway. 984.3966 Monday, March 3 WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a special public meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Wakulla Welcome Center. Thursday, March 6 The Wakulla County Charter Review Commission will hold a Public Meeting on at 5:30p.m., at the Wakulla County Public Library. Monday, March 10 Wakulla County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the commission chambers regarding an application for Shell Point Preliminary Plat. Email your community events to firstname.lastname@example.org Email your community events to email@example.com Friday Night MovieOur Friday Night Movie on the 21st will be the sciblockbuster based upon the classic sci-fi novel, Enders Game by Orson Scott Card. This PG-13 (for sciaction) stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Harrison Ford (I think we all know what hes been in), Viola Davis (The Help), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) among others. The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to ght in hopes of saving Earth and his family (courtesy of imdb.com). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. showing and we ask that all children be accompanied by an adult.Local author Book Talk at WCPLTallahassee Author Bruce Ballister will be holding a book talk at WCPL on Tuesday February 25 at 6:30 p.m. Bruce has written a science ction novel titled Dreamland Diaries in which the events take place in our area. The book tells the story of 14 year old Bradley Hitchens who stumbles upon a mysterious metal artifact in the North Florida woods. This adventure full of suspense, government pursuits, cover-ups and more again shows the talent writers we have in our area. Bruce will discuss the book and take questions on writing in general. Please come out and join us as we continue to support the great local writers in our area.A Land Remembered comes to WakullaOur partner organization, the Wakulla County Historical Society, is proud to present Rick Smith, son of A Land Remembered author Patrick Smith, as he presents a multimedia event on this classic Florida Novel. Tickets are available through the Historical Society for a $10 donation and may be purchased online at www. shop.wakullahistory.com, by calling 524-5334, or by coming by the Historical Societys Museum and Archives Thursday-Friday from 10-4 or Saturday from 10-2.AARP Tax Prep The AARP has begun their annual free tax prep service at WCPL. They will be here each Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. throughout tax season. This rst come rst served program is intended for low to middle income lers with special attention to senior citizens. Please come and take Beloved staffer moves on We at WCPL are sad to say goodbye to Stefanie Grenz who will be leaving us next week. Stefanie has brightened each day with her constant smile over the past 9 months. Stefanie will be supporting her husband as he will be pursuing his dream in music. We ask that all of our patrons who have enjoyed talking and working with Stefanie come by and wish her good luck in this next chapter in her life. By SCOTT JOYNERLibrary Director Library News... Artie Rodriguez will perform Saturday at the Sopchoppy Opry.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 15 What an absolutely beautiful day Sunday was. A little chilly on the water when the boat was moving, but when sitting still it felt like spring. With the water temperature only reaching the high 50s, its going to feel cooler on the water for a while. Warmer air temperatures this week should get the temperature into the middle 60s. Then it wont be long until the trout move back onto the ats. Mike Falk Jr. called me the other day and said he has been going down to the Spring Warrior and catching plenty of trout and plenty of big ones. Theyve been using Catch 2000s, Rattlin Redfins and Mirrolures. Capt. Randy Peart said they tried to sh out of the Econ na on Sunday but the tide never came in enough to get out of the river. I asked Randy if he shed the Spring Warrior and he said the same thing as Mike Falk. Fishing was real good down there but he said three weeks ago it was unbelievable. Some sh are being caught around the shoreline but most have moved out over the rocky areas where it is probably warming up a little faster. The question I have is, Why are they catching so many trout down there and in such shallow water? The only thing I can think of is the water must be warmer for some reason and they dont have freshwater dumping into the bay like we do. The best way to get there is go to Perry and turn right at Hardees. It will take you right to the boat ramp. Randy said the Spring Warrior is full of rocks so you need to be extremely careful. Dr. Jim ONeil from Tallahassee shed the St. Marks and Wakulla rivers and towards the end of the day he caught and released a 31-inch red. Bob Palmer from Shell Point went offshore Sunday and came back with a cooler of big seabass. Capt. David Fife fished a charter on Saturday and he said they had two big trout, 10 or 12 nice sheepshead and three black drum. He shed again on Sunday and didnt have any fish until the top of the tide and when it started falling. In an hour and a half they ended up with 13 trout. He had to release one because they had their limit of trout over 20 inches and he said they missed a few that they should have caught. I went out to a rock pile in about 20 feet of water and caught a bunch of rock bass but all were small. I decided to head in and fish around the bars but did nothing. I finally went to Spring Creek and caught one trout after another, but they were all small. With about 30 minutes left until the tide got high I ran out to try a spot where I hoped they would be and someone was shing when I went by it earlier. When I got back they were gone and I made 20 casts and caught 19 trout and 13 would have been keepers. I fished two more spots and caught three more nice trout. I caught everything on a white 3 inch Gulp and a 1/8th ounce jig head. Give a man a sh and feed him for a day. Teach a man to sh and you feed him for a lifetime. (Chinese Proverb) Some go to church and think about shing while others go fishing and think about God.(Tony Blake) Remember to know your limits and be careful out there. Good luck and good shing!By MARJ LAWWith the kazillion handguns available, Ive decided that the best one is the one youre about to purchase. This perfect gun will hit the bulls eye every time, it will have virtually no recoil, itll be made to t your hand size, and it will shoot every time and never fail. And youll look cooler than Clara Eastwood carrying it. Bottom line is, handguns are personal. What ts one hand doesnt t another. The amount of kick one person can take is different than the amount of kick someone else can stand. Some people want a fast trigger pull. Some want an easy trigger pull. Some want a heavy big gun; some want a light gun to carry in a purse. Its my opinion that you can suggest a gun until the cows come home, but the best way to nd your personal gun is to shoot several until you nd the one you prefer. Pat is a woman who comes to our Wednesday morning shooting group at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce range in Sopchoppy. Pat rst came to the group with no gun. She wanted to see what she liked best. Pat began with a sixshot .22-caliber Ruger revolver. Most of us start out with .22s. They have little recoil and are great rst guns. Pat likes hers and has no problems with it. After a few weeks, Pat is ready to expand her horizons. She buys a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver. The .38 has more stopping power but, alas, it also packs a pretty good recoil. Pat decides its got to go. Pat gets rid of it for a Taurus PT 150 .22-caliber semi-automatic. It jams on her and shes frustrated. If you cant count on a gun, its no use to you. This is why she decides to trade it in at a gun show for the Taurus 9mm ve-shot revolver. Her son says a 9mm gun has good stopping power. I ask her how she has the nerve to switch guns again, and, especially, how she feels able to do so all by herself at a gun show. After owning several different guns, I have more con dence and less apprehension, she said. I felt better when I went to trade. So she acquires the Taurus 905 model 9mm revolver. Her son warns her that it has a fair kick. It does. I need the star speed loader thing to put the bullets in, she shows me. She thinks for a moment. I dont know if its speedy, she continues, as she tries to align the wiggling bullets into the ve chambers. Its taking me a long time to load the speed loader. Maybe Ill get used to it. Maybe not. She shoots the gun a few times. The wheel part turns, but the gun does not re every time she pulls the trigger. That is strange. May I try it? I ask. She hands it to me. Sure enough, sometimes the gun goes off. Sometimes it doesnt. Pat takes it back and pushes out the bullets and casings. Look here, she says. The ring pin hit the primer. You can see the indentation in the middle where it struck. But for some reason, the gun didnt re. Now, Pat hasnt been shooting long, yet here she is, calmly tracking down the problem. I like this gun, she says. It ts in my hand. When it does fire, its hitting the target. If the Taurus company can make it fire consistently, Ill keep it. Maybe they can make the trigger pull a bit lighter too, she adds thoughtfully. She gives the trigger pull a on the 1 to 5 dif culty scale with 5 having the longest pull and 1 the shortest. She has to use both index fingers to fire the gun. She gives the dif culty of the trigger pull a 5 also. It is long, but thats a safety issue. A gun with a long trigger pull is unlikely to go off unintentionally. Pat gives the recoil a 2 on the 1-5 dif culty scale with 5 having the most recoil and 1 the least. Personally, Id give the guns recoil a 3.5 because I got a booboo on the webbing between my thumb and fore nger during the few rounds I put through it. Seems like a lot of recoil to me! But its her gun, so the recoils a 2. A good gun is one you like. Pat likes this Taurus 905. Taurus has a lifetime guarantee. When she gets it back from the factory, shes going to keep it.Marj Law is the former director of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful who has become an avid shooter in retirement.outdoor sports and shing reports Outdoors From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Waters warming up and trout should move soon SPECIAL TO THE NEWSA Taurus .38-caliber revolver. More on which is the best gun to own HOME ON THE RANGE MARK OLIVER (850) 421-3012 24-Hour ServiceSpecializing In Repair & Service Residential & Commercial Homes & Mobile Homes ER0015233 $19900SPECIAL OF THE WEEKPR50021 HIGH WHEEL PUSH MOWER www.WakullaDiving.com Wakulla Diving Center, Inc. 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Page 16 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comThe weather is beginning to warm up and the water is calling many of us to enjoy the longer days and warmer temperatures. However, looks can be deceiving. While the air temperatures are beginning to rise, the water has not yet begun to warm. If you are out on the water, dont forget to prepare for the risk of falling in or getting wet unexpectedly. You loose body heat much faster if you are in wet clothing. Dressing in layers can allow you to react to the changing weather as the day progresses. It is also important to remember that the sun is still shining even when it is behind the clouds. Sunburn can lead to many significant problems. Be sure to apply sunscreen before heading our and re-apply throughout the day to reduce your risk of getting burned. Windburn can also affect you face as well as other exposed areas. It is a good idea to have a change of dry warm clothes onboard or back in your vehicle. Better to be prepared and not need them than nd yourself in an emergency! It is not only important to prepare yourself and other passengers, but also take the time to ensure your boat is prepared to get underway. Run the engine if possible to make sure it will start before you get to the dock. Check your drains and bilge to make sure they are not clogged. Lines can become frayed or rot if left wet. Simple things on land can lead to emergencies on the water. Next week, several members from Flotilla 12 will go over to Milton for our Spring Division meeting. Training will be available in several areas as well as the business meeting. More to come on that next week. 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 Officer for Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or Flotilla Commander Duane Treadon at FC@ uscgaux.net. As Sherrie says, Safe Boating is no Accident Safety should be your No. 1 priority! 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 Apalachee Bay (Flotilla 12) .................................. (850) 942-7500 or ............................................................................(850) 284-1166 Boating Emergencies Spear shing Tournament. Our Gulf of Mexico locally has been blessed with desirable marine life like grouper, red snapper, and amberjack all of which are both edible and delicious. Our Wakulla sherman travel between 20 and 50 miles into the Gulf for an opportunity to harvest these treasures. Im already seeing a renewed interest by divers in the upcoming season. Will this season be different from those past? Each year the Big Bend area of the Gulf hosts a variety of shing tournaments including several for spear shing only. The Seeing Red tournament in Panama City de nes our western boundary while the St. Pete Open near Tampa covers our southern boundary. Smaller tournaments have come and gone, including one hosted by dive stores in Tallahassee just two seasons ago. As the internet eats brick dive stores, so goes the services they provide. Wakulla Diving Center has not participated in the tournaments of the past for a variety of reasons. We are a relatively new facility and lack experience offering such a tournament. There are many divergent opinions on how, when and why a tournament should be organized. In the last week, however, requests started to come in for us to put on something, anything, to help network area divers and bring a little excitement back to the area. Gregg Stanton, who has been monitoring the impact of the Lion sh population both here and elsewhere, suggested a Lion sh harvest be a component of any tournament. I started to look at things from a different view. Instead of asking what we should do, instead I asked what people didnt like about other area tournaments. Several complaints were common among the groups of divers I talked to. They didnt want divers from Tampa or Panama City to harvest sh in those areas and drive here to take all the prizes/winnings from the local divers. This is apparently a common theme at other events. Many of our customers are from Georgia, as far north as Atlanta, and they come down to sh several times a season so they are welcome to join in the action so long as they put in at one of our area ramps. One of the other things I heard was a complaint about how people win. This is a topic I dont fully understand yet and there are variances among the tournaments. Some tournaments can be won by shooting a single sh and others require several sh to be weighed. I am investigating (and solicit advice) how we will prioritize the catch. I want to elevate a different sh in the priority list this year. Much rumor revolves around the Lion sh but what is true is its tasty, with numbers growing in our area by the day. If we are going to encourage divers to go offshore to bring back a bounty of sh why not incentivize them to take out the invasive Lion sh as well? Perhaps the most quantity of Lionsh will be worth more than the largest red snapper. Wakulla Diving Center has plenty of space and parking out back so we will have a weigh-in right there at the shop instead of up in Tallahassee or several hours east/west of us like other tournaments. Hopefully we can cap things off with a social sh fry out back. Its bound to be a bunch of fun and if we include a Lion sh Rodeo, all for a good cause as well. We need your input. If you or your friends/ neighbors/relatives are into spear shing, please send them down to talk with me. We want to do something for the community based on community requests. Im no expert on this and will likely be the one organizing things so Im asking for help, ideas, and if you have a scale you dont mind lending out that would be welcome too. Dates will hopefully be announced in the next few week along with the other details. Summer is coming! 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Alligator Point, Ochlockonee BayDog Island West End Shell Point, Spring Creek St. Marks River EntranceTide charts by Zihua Software, LLCFor tides at the following points add to Dog Island Listings: High Tide Low Tide Carrabelle 28 Min. 25 Min. Apalachicola 1 Hr., 53 Min. 2 Hrs., 38 Min. Cat Point 1 Hr., 13 Min. 2 Hrs., 31 Min. Lower Anchorage 1 Hr., 36 Min. 2 Hrs., 3 Min. West Pass 1 Hr., 26 Min. 2 Hrs., 39 Min. By TOM HARRAHGulf Specimen Marine LabCownose rays are a species of eagle ray commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico. They can grow up to 48 inches wide from wing tip to wing tip, thought to live 13 to 18 years and are found in waters up to 72 feet deep. Cownose rays feed on oysters, clams, snails and crabs. These graceful creatures glide through the water by apping their wings like a bird ying through the sky. The staff at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab recently, while out on a collection trip, were lucky enough to witness one of the mass migrations of cownose rays. On our way back in from a dive we came upon a huge school of rays. Thousands of these rays were swimming together. Spaced out uniformly every few feet were rays as far as we could see, swimming in unison. We stopped the boat, shut off the engines and everyone on board fell silent for a moment as we watched. It was a beautiful fall day, the temperature around 75 degrees, the sky picturesque and the surface of the water like glass. The rays passed by the boat in what seemed like an endless procession, each with a wing span of around 3 feet. It was a humbling sight that gives a person respect for Mother Nature and the ocean. Seeing one of these migrations is an experience you will remember forever. Cownose rays are social creatures known to migrate in schools of up to 10,000. In the late spring the rays migrate northward and migrate southward in the late fall. Scientists believe that changes in temperature coupled with the suns orientation may trigger the seasonal migrations. It is also suggested that the southward migration may be influenced by solar orientation while the northward migration may be in uenced by water temperatures cooling below 22 Celsius (about 71 degrees Farenheit). The Cownose ray population is currently listed as near threatened. Some scientists believe that the population is growing but because they reproduce slowly it is hard for their population to recover from threats. If you would like to see a video of the mass migration we observed please visit our Facebook page and look for the post.Seeing a mass migration of Cownose rays DOROTHY BIRCHCownose rays near Fort Walton Beach. UnderwaterWakullaBy Travis Kersting Coast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 17reports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn Tuesday, Feb. 11, deputies investigated a reckless vehicle reported at Arran Road and Government Road in Crawfordville. The driver was first observed near Murphy Oil on U.S. Highway 319. The motorist was driving at a high rate of speed and cut off a second motorist who followed the reckless driver. The caller followed the reckless motorist to Crawfordville Elementary School where the motorist shot at and struck the callers vehicle. The suspect drove down Government Road. Lt. Mike Kemp was forced into the ditch to avoid a collision with the motorist on Government Road. Deputies followed the suspect onto Bostic Pelt Road where contact was lost with the suspect. Evidence was collected on the white four door Ford F-150 4x4. Sgt. Ryan Muse, Deputy Gibby Gibson, Deputy Billy Metcalf, Captain Chris Savary, Lt. Mike Kemp and Detective Clint Beam investigated. In other activity reported this week: THURSDAY, FEB. 6 Harvey Leimbach of Amhurt, Ohio, reported a felony criminal mischief. His Crawfordville rental property suffered damage to an air conditioning unit. The unit was torn open and coils were cut along with wiring. Damage was estimated at $2,500. A forced entry was observed at the home which created $100 worth of damage. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Christopher Alward of Crawfordville reported the theft of a chain saw. The saw was taken from the victims yard. It is valued at $300. Sgt. Ray Johnson investigated. John C. Sanders of Tallahassee was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash in the Wal-Mart parking lot. There were no injuries and only minor damage. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. FRIDAY, FEB. 7 Jamie Crum of Ben Withers Construction reported a grand theft in Crawfordville. An auger was stolen from an excavator at a construction site. The equipment is valued at $6,000 and weighed approximately 600 pounds. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Anthony Paul, Sgt. Jeremy Johnston and Detective Clint Beam investigated. Arthur Harris of Ochlockonee Bay reported the theft of an aluminum boat trailer from his front yard. The trailer is valued at $6,200 and was entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Anthony Paul and Detective Derek Lawhon investigated. Deputy Scott Powell conducted a traf c stop on a vehicle with a broken tail lamp on Coastal Highway in Panacea. Siefe Joseph Awad, 63, of Panacea did not have a valid driver license and was listed as a habitual trafc offender. He was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. SATURDAY, FEB. 8 Siefe Joseph Awad of Panacea reported a grand theft and burglary. A at screen television, valued at $300, was reported stolen from his home. Deputy Ashley McAlister investigated. Heidi Guhrt of Crawfordville Animal Hospital reported a grand theft. The victim stated that a suspect, who has been identified, stole currency from the business over a period of time. The amount of money allegedly taken is more than $700. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated. Cori Revell of Crawfordville reported nding lost property. Revell discovered a bicycle on her driveway. It is valued at $50. The bike was taken to the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. SUNDAY, FEB. 9 Russ Freeman, caretaker of Mashes Sands Beach Park in Ochlockonee Bay, reported a felony criminal mischief. Someone set fire to the dumpster and stole a trash bin from the beach area. The dumpster is valued at $2,000 and the trash bin is valued at $300. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated. Billy Rathel of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered his vehicle and removed a stereo system. The vehicle was left unsecured and the equipment is valued at $710. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated. Two Tallahassee teenagers were stopped by Deputy Alan Middlebrooks after he saw a non-functioning taillight on a trailer on Coastal Highway 98 near St. Marks. The deputy reportedly detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Dillon Thomas Simpson, 19, of Tallahassee admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle. The deputy recovered a large bag of marijuana and a partially burnt marijuana cigarette along with drug paraphernalia, a second bag of marijuana and 13 marijuana cookies. Simpson was charged with possession of marijuana more than 20 grams and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was also issued a written warning for the non-functioning tail light. A passenger in the vehicle, Christopher William Bousquet, 18, of Tallahassee was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Simpsons marijuana weighed 30.6 grams and the marijuana cookies weighed 236 grams. Bousquets marijuana weighed one gram. The vehicle and trailer being pulled by Simpson was seized by the sheriffs of ce Kelli Osborn of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim attempted to le her tax return when she was alerted that someone had already used her Social Security number. Detective Matt Helms and Communications Deputy Charlie Odom investigated. MONDAY, FEB. 10 Deputy Joe Page investigated a disturbance on a school bus involving a 17-year-old male student and another student. The two students were removed from the bus by Sgt. Jeremy Johnston. The bus driver was pushed by the 17-year-old in the incident but she declined to press charges. Discipline will be handled at the school level. Sgt. Billy Jones also investigated. Lt. Mike Kemp investigated a disturbance at a youth basketball game at Riversprings Middle School. Two youths began fighting on the floor and parents came out of the stands to join in the disturbance. The incident was terminated by the referees and a coach. The incident will be forwarded to School Resource Of cer Deputy Nick Boutwell for additional investigation. Deputy Gibby Gibson was sent to investigate an impaired driver on Spring Creek Highway. The deputy found a subject without tail lights and one headlight out. The subject did not stop for the deputy despite his activation of overhead emergency lights and siren. The motorist was observed traveling 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. Deputy Billy Metcalf came from the opposite direction and a short time after passing Deputy Metcalf, the motorist stopped. Field sobriety exercises were given and the subject was unable to perform the tasks. Subscription pills that did not belong to the suspect and beer were discovered inside the vehicle. Walt McCoy Porter, 47, of Crawfordville was charged with driving under the influence, resisting an of cer by attempting to ee and possession of a controlled substance. Sgt. Ryan Muse also investigated. TUESDAY, FEB. 11 Carrie Walters of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim reported the theft of $24 from her vehicle. Juvenile suspects have been identified. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. Rex Lytle of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The victim lost a GPS unit, sun visor and $20 from the vehicle. The vehicle was left unsecured and the value of the property was $195. Two male juveniles were observed along the road by Deputy Mike Zimba and they were in possession of a bag used to hold a liquor bottle. Deputy Zimba asked what was inside the liquor bottle bag and discovered stolen items on the juveniles. The juveniles admitted taking items from multiple vehicles in the area. The two juveniles, ages 14 and 17, were charged with burglary of a vehicle and petit theft. Detectives Matt Helms and Derek Lawhon also investigated the vehicle burglary case. William Humphries of Tallahassee reported a shed burglary in Crawfordville. A leaf blower, valued at $40, was reported missing. Several other smaller items of limited value were also stolen. Deputy Stephen Simmons investigated. Belinda Fries of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim discovered an unauthorized charge of $2,397 on her bank account. Deputy Mike Zimba and Detective Randy Phillips investigated. Jack Wiegand of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Sunglasses were taken from inside the victims vehicle. The sunglasses are valued at $10 and two juvenile suspects were identi ed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Randall Pelt of Crawfordville reported a felony criminal mischief. Someone damaged an air conditioning unit. Damage to the outside unit was estimated at $1,500 and a person of interest has been identi ed. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated.WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 William Miller of Crawfordville reported a fraud. Someone used the victims Social Security number to open a bank account with a $20,000 credit line. 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Page 18 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comWEEKLY ROUNDUP (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Pension, red-light, marijuana proposals y By BRANDON LARRABEETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Feb. 14 Lawmakers seemed to be drawing closer this week to giving a green light to a limited form of medical marijuana, while some of them complained that red-light cameras were spreading across the state like weeds. With the Legislature going through its next-to-last week of committee meetings before the annual session opens March 4, time is running short for lawmakers to oat trial balloons or major legislation, whether on red lights or a marijuana extract that doesnt get users high. At the same time, a bill emerged in the Senate that could drive the likely ery debate over public employee pensions. Divisions exist on all those issues, of course. Lawmakers are trying to separate the medical cannabis bill theyre pushing from a broader measure being sought by Orlando attorney John Morgan and his army of angels. Efforts to slam the brakes on the proliferation of red-light cameras have long been contentious. And public employees unions can still be expected to ght the pension changes, even if a strategic difference from last years bill will make the measure more palatable in the Senate. The legislative session has essentially begun, but the end on some of the high-pro le issues of the session is still unclear. A BALANCE APPROACH TO PENSIONS Overhauling the pension plan for future public employees might have been one of House Speaker Will Weatherfords top priorities last year, but it was the Senate that moved rst on the issue this year, now that the revamp is part of the joint House-Senate agenda. Senate Community Affairs Chairman Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, this week introduced a bill (SPB 7046) that would close the Florida Retirement System to most new public employees, instead shifting them either to the states existing 401(k)-style investment plan or a new cash balance plan. Law-enforcement ofcers and re ghters would still be allowed to join the traditional pension plan. The exclusion of those special risk employees appeared to be an effort to defuse the most controversial part of changes to the pension plan after an effort to force all new employees into the investment plans was torpedoed last year by renegade Senate Republicans. The proposed committee bills relating to Floridas retirement system are a commonsense approach to ensure that we are able to fully deliver on the bene ts that weve promised our hard-working state employees for years to come, Simpson said. Under Simpsons bill, employees would have de facto accounts set up and would be guaranteed a return of at least 2 percent a year on the money in their accounts. If the plans investments made more than 2 percent, then three-quarters of the extra money would go to employees. House leaders said they were still trying to decide between the cash balance idea and a hybrid plan that would essentially split an employees account into two, with part of it being invested in the traditional pension system and the other portion going into the investment plan. Some critics zeroed in on the difference between specialrisk employees and the rest of the state, questioning why only police of cers and reghters should get to stay in the traditional pension plan. If its good for one set of employees, it should be good for all sets of employees, said Florida Education Association Vice President Joanne McCall. In an interview with The News Service of Florida, Weatherford had a ready answer. I would say theres a reason we call them special risk, he said. They have a special job. They put their lives in danger. RED LIGHT FOR RED-LIGHT CAMERAS? Almost since they were approved by the Legislature with the Mark Wandall Traf c Safety Act of 2010, red-light cameras have faced a vocal group of critics looking to roll back or get rid of the robotic intersection overlords. And a report out this week from the Legislatures Of ce of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability is fueling the drive to scrap the cameras. According to the OPPAGA report, there were fewer fatalities but more crashes at electronically monitored intersections, and nes issued due to the technology cost motorists nearly $119 million last year. The study recommends that local governments demonstrate a safety need at each intersection where cameras may be installed, that local communities should be required to follow standards on the length of yellow lights, and that revenue local governments generate from the cameras be restricted to public and traf c safety uses. But foes of the cameras want to go even further. I think we should go all in for full repeal, Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said during a press conference at the Capitol to highlight the study. I think this data clearly shows that this program is not working as the Legislature intended, that were not seeing a reduction in accidents, (and) that were seeing a clear, dramatic increase in revenues that are being generated from this. But camera opponents have some other ideas -just in case a repeal doesnt happen. Rep. Frank Artiles, RMiami, who has led a measure (HB 4009) to repeal the 2010 law, said if legislators are unwilling to support repeal, they should enact the series of recommendations included in the legislative study. I still rmly believe that this program should be repealed, but if we cannot repeal it Im willing to modify it signi cantly, Artiles said. Artiles also proposes that the amount local governments can ne be reduced from $158 to $83. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, local governments were not at all convinced by the report. The Florida League of Cities quickly questioned whether the study was fair. Lobbyist Casey Cook maintained that the cameras do improve safety and called the study biased and inconsistent. The reports conclusion is not surprising given that it was requested by a legislator who sponsored a bill to repeal Floridas red-light safety camera law, the release said. Those opposed to the redlight cameras have one powerful ally: Weatherford, who made clear Wednesday he wants to overhaul the states red-light camera law. Weatherford described the report as scathing. Weatherford said he would support passing a bill to repeal the cameras, though he acknowledged that likely will not happen. SOME POT When E.B. White wrote the book Charlottes Web, which was published in 1952, he probably didnt think a work about a spider putting messages like Some Pig in her web to save a porky friend would later be applied to a form of medicinal marijuana. But Charlottes Web is more than a book and animated movie; its now a marijuana extract that supporters say can help children with a form of epilepsy. And three Republican senators led a bill Wednesday that would allow the product to be used. Filed by Sens. Rob Bradley of Fleming Island, Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach and Brandes, the measure (SB 1030) centers on the extract, which has a relatively small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol -the psychoactive component in marijuana. Supporters say the low level of THC in Charlottes Web means users do not get high. Charlottes Web helps patients improve their quality of life and offers hope to parents desperate to provide relief to their children, Bradley said in a prepared statement. While many Floridians have signi cant concerns about medical marijuana being misused, SB 1030 offers a new opportunity for Floridians who have not found relief with current medications. Legislative leaders, though, have taken pains to separate the issue of Charlottes Web from a wider constitutional amendment that would legalize prescription pot. That measure, backed by People United for Medical Marijuana, is set to go before voters in November. Reports filed Monday showed that the group had burned through about $4.6 million by the end of January, with Morgan footing most of the bill. STORY OF THE WEEK: Legislative wrangling began over the pension overhaul that could be one of the more hotlycontested bills of the session. Senate leaders put forward a cash balance plan, while House leaders said they were still deciding which way to go with their bill. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Ninety percent of the time it feels like our agenda is your agenda, maybe more than that. House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, to members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. HOME COUNTRYLove and other fictions on Valentines Day -Janet By SLIM RANDLES The subject was love, of course, with Valentines Day upon us, and thats why the grizzled and semi-grizzled members of the world dilemma think tank had settled upon it. Well, to be fair, they agreed to talk about someone elses love life, naturally. The problem the romantic mystery was Sarah McKinley. It started small, with just a few people wondering why this attractive woman was still or again (no one knew which) single. In a valley where being single is looked upon as a sin of omission, all those inquiring minds wanted to know. And then, about six months after Sarah opened the Read It Now Bookstore, she threw everlasting gasoline on the re by hanging the now-famous sign on a long bookshelf, saying Love and other Fiction. This spurred on speculation (none dare call it gossip) about an unhappy love affair in Sarahs past. The most interesting speculations centered around either 1. Losing a lover in a foreign war, 2. Secretly lusting after an actor on afternoon televisions As the Worm Squirms, and 3. Being left at the altar by a scoundrel. Naturally, no one came right out and asked her, as that would be pushy? Rude? Nobodys business? The girls down at the Curl Up N Dye beauty salon couldnt get the job done, so the world dilemma think tank decided to do the manly thing and confront her. The four-man coffeed-up deputation walked into the store en masse and Doc had been assigned the role of Grand Inquisitor, since he pried into peoples private lives as part of his official duties. Hi guys, Sarah said, smiling. What can I do for you? Sarah, Doc said, wed like to know you know so we can put an end to all the speculation. Know what, Doc? Well, why do you have that sign up there. Love and Other Fiction. You know. Is it something in your past? Did you have an unhappy love affair? You certainly come right out with it, dont you, Doc? Well its like this. I needed a sign up there and I painted that one and put it up. Thats why. As for any unhappy love affairs I may have had, how many women had you consorted with before you met Mrs. Doc? How about you, Herb? Dud? Marvin? Lets get it all out on the board and talk about it. Ten minutes later, the guys ordered fresh coffee back at the philosophy counter. I never thought Sarah would be like that, Herb said. Yeah, said Doc. Kinda nosy, isnt she? Some things are just personal, Doc, said Dud. Marvin just quietly smiled and put sugar in his coffee. Being hard of hearing takes all the fun out of gossip. For a free test, call Beltone 1-866-867-8700. The Wakul la News For local news and photos For local news and photos www.thewakullanews.com www.thewakullanews.com
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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 2142 MINUTES EAST 101.00 FEET TO AN OLD CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 12 05 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST 349.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LEGAL DESCRIPTION (EASMENT) (BASED ON SURVEY) COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, AND RUN SOUTH 00 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 3449.62 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. S-372, THENCE RUN NORTH 84 55 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 331.13 FEET TOTHE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY NORTH 84 55 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST 15.09 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 01 08 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST 414.49 FEET, THENCE NORTH 71 45 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST 15.70 FEET, THENCE NORTH 01 08 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST 408.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property Address: 2171 Surf Road, Panacea, Florida 32346 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: February 11, 2014. Brent X. Thurmond, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850)577-4401, or at the 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 court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850)577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. Attorney for Plaintiff: Amal Laassel, Esq. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 225 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900, Orlando, FL 32801 February 20 & 27, 2014. 62639 5037-0220 TWN Vs. Hughes, Audrey M. 12000478CA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12000478CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., PLAINTIFF, VS. AUDREY M. HUGHES, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Oct. 23, 2013, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Wakulla, Florida, on March 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Front lobby of courthouse -3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 for the following described property: LOT 21, BLOCK 28 OF GREINERS ADDITION TO TOWN OF CRAWFORDVILLE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: February 4, 2014 BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT [COURT SEAL] By: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 February 13 & 20, 2014. 13-003224 5041-0227 TWN vs. Walker-Smith, Leila M. Case No. 652011CA000372CAAXMX NOFS PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 652011CA000372CAAXMX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-31CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-31CB Plaintiff, vs. LEILA M. WALKER-SMITH A/K/A LEILA WALKER-SMITH, ET AL., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 23rd day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 652011CA000372CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, at 11:00 A.M. on the 6th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 81, OF THE HAMMOCKS, PHASE 1 A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 44 & 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 4th day of November, 2013. Brent X. Thurmond Clerk & Comptroller, Wakulla County, Florida [CIRCUIT COURT SEAL] By: /s/ Tiffany Deschner, Deputy Clerk Giuseppe Cataudella, Esq.Florida Bar#: 14236 Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard, PC. The Blackstone Building,100 South Dixie Hwy, Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Primary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Secondary E-mail: email@example.com Toll Free: (561) 422-4668,Facsimile: (561) 249-0721 Counsel for Plaintiff February 20 & 27, 2014 File#: C60.6518 5042-0227 TWN Richardson, Thomas A. 65 2009 CA 000428 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 65 2009 CA 000428 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS A. RICHARDSON; DONNA M. RICHARDSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TALLAHASSEE-LEON EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION A/K/A TALLAHASSEE LEON FCU, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 21, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 65 2009 CA 000428 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 20th day of March, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statues, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: TRACT 22, CASORA ESTATES, UNIT NO. 2, (UNRECORDED): COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT NO. 90, HARTSFIELD SURVEY, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA (ALSO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MARKED BY A U.S. FORESTRY DEPARTMENT CONCRETE MONUMENT); THENCE RUN NORTH 72 33 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 90, 165.80 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF CASORA DRIVE; THENCE RUN ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF CASORA DRIVE AS FOLLOWS, SOUTH 47 43 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, 335.61 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; SOUTH 50 59 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, 755.74 FEETTO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; SOUTH 46 19 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, 277.20 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; SOUTH 50 56 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 192.80 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT HEREIN CONVEYED; FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 29 15 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, 518.53 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 16 43 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST, 297.10 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 29 34 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE LANDS OF HARVIE STOKELY, 363.80 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF CASORA DRIVE; THENCE RUN NORTH 45 45 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF CASORA DRIVE, 164.28 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF CASORA DRIVE, NORTH 50 56 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, 53.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN LOT NO. 90, HARTSFIELD SURVEY, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. 5043-0227 TWN Tucker, Kimberly D. 65-2010-CA-000199 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 65-2010-CA-000199 DIVISION U.S. BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY D. TUCKER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 15th, 2014, and entered in Case No. 65-2010-CA-000199 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which U.S. Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Kimberly D. Tucker, Todd W. Tucker, Magnolia Ridge North Homeowners Association, Inc., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Home Loan Center, Inc. d/b/a Lendingtree Loans, a California Corporation, are defendants, the Wakulla County Clerk of the Circuit Court 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 11:00 AM EST on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 37, BLOCK A, OF MAGNOLIA RIDGE NORTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 55 THROUGH 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 204 MAGNOLIA RIDGE, 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 in Wakulla County, Florida this 17th day of January, 2014. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court Wakulla County, Florida (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, 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 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. February 20 & 27, 2014. WB-10-38222 5044-0227 TWN Lehman, Nerissa P. 2012-CA-000030 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY. FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000030 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Nerissa Paige Lehman a/k/a Nerissa P. Lehman Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000030 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Nerissa Paige Lehman a/k/a Nerissa P. Lehman are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Brent X. Thurmond, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT CHURCH STREET, HIGHWAY 319, CRAWFORDVILLE, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 6, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 38, BLOCK OF WAKULLA GARDENS, UNIT TWO (2), AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; (850) 577-4430 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Brent X. Thurmond, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, Wakulla County, Florida (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Tiffany Deschner, DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700, (561) 998-6707 February 20 & 27, 2014. 11-237156 FC01 CHE 5045-0227 TWN Jones, Billy Lee 2013-CA-000015 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2013-CA-000015 Division CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. BILLY LEE JONES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY LEE JONES, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on February 06, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Wakulla County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Wakulla County, Florida described as: LOT 46 AND 47, BLOCK 52, OF WAKULLA GARDENS, UNIT 5, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 68 JR MILTON ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 ; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in front foyer at the Wakulla County Courthouse, on March 06, 2014 at 11am. Any persons 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 6th day of February, 2014. Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Alicia R. Whiting-Bozich, (813) 229-0900 Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800, Tampa, FL 33601-0800, ForeclosureService@kasslaw.com February 20 & 27, 2014. 327446/1338493/abf 5047-0227 TWN Lamendola, Mark G. 652010CA000442 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 652010CA000442 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2007-3 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3, Plaintiff, VS. MARK LAMENDOLA A/K/A MARK G. LAMENDOLA A/K/A MARK GREGORY LAMENDOLA; et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORCLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 652010CA000442, of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida, wherein, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2007-3 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3 is the Plaintiff, MARK LAMENDOLA A/K/A MARK G LAMENDOLA A/K/A MARK GREGORY LAMENDOLA; CHERYL LAMENDOLA; FLORIDA COMMERCE CREDIT UNION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK LAMENDOLA A/K/A; FIA CARD SERVICES, N.A., F/K/A BANK OF AMERICA; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION; are defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM at the front door of the Wakulla County courthouse located at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, in Wakulla County, Florida, March 6, 2014 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT A GOVERNMENT CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 00 05 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 2483.28 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH RE-ROD (MARKED #4261) LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD, MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 00 05 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19 AND EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID ROAD A DISTANCE OF 149.90 FEET TO A 4 INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE WEST QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SEC5048-0227 TWN Bailey, Sandra 13000201CAAXMX Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000201CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. SANDRA BAILEY; LEON BAILEY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 06, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000201CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and SANDRA BAILEY, LEON BAILEY and UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 3056 CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY CRAWFORDVILLE in WAKULLA County, FLORIDA 32327, at 11:00 A.M., on the 6th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 32 MINUTES WEST 2,822.25 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 369, THENCE RUN NORTH 14 13 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 1,438.62 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 32 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A PROPOSED 50.00 FEET ROADWAY, 824.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTINUE THENCE NORTH 89 32 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 200 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 MINUTES WEST 200.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 21 MINUTES EAST 485.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 2,822.25 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD NUMBER 369; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY NORTH 14 13 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 1,438.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF DOLLY DRIVE; THENCE LEAVING SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 89 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 824.33 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 89 32 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 20.00 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN NORTH 00 29 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 296.81 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 89 29 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST 180.00 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP; THENCE NORTH 00 30 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST 188.07 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 89 29 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 199.94 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE SOUTH 00 29 MINUTES 16 SECONDS EAST 484.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1988 TITA MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #538195T4503A AND #538195T4503B AND TITLE #45159877 AND #44843413, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE LAND. A 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 06th day of February, 2014. BRENT X. THURMOND, As Clerk of said Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Chris Helms, As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Fl 32327, Phone No. (850)926-1201 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services) Kahane & Associates, P.A., 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: email@example.com February 20 & 27, 2014 13-00573 BOA TION 19, A DISTANCE OF 292.06 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH RE-ROD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 00MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 149.54 FEET TO A 5/8 INCH RE-ROD (MARKED #4261), THENCE RUN NORTH 89 17 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST 292.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Property Address: 33 SAM MARKS RD, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson: ADA Coordinator; 301 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL 32301; 850.577.4401; at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 11, 2014 BRENT X. 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Page 22 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.com5015-0220 TWN vs. Boothco Coastal, LLC 4:12-cv-00404-MW-CAS Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION CASE NO.: 4:12-cv-00404-MW-CAS HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. BOOTHCO COASTAL, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company; HURLEY H. BOOTH, JR., an individual; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 2273 SURF ROAD, PANACEA, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, an individual; and WAKULLA COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Michael Rayboun, Special Master appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in the above-styled action, will on the 27th day of February, 2014, at 11:00 oclock a.m. at the front steps of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, and in accordance with the practice and procedure of the State of Florida as provided in Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida to-wit: Lot 50 of TARPON SHORES, UNIT 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 45, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. also described as: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 50 OF TARPON SHORES, UNIT 1, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 45 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SURF ROAD (STATE ROAD NO; 372), THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 09 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST 196.76 FEET TO THE WATERS EDGE OF OCHLOCKONEE BAY, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY AND NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID WATERS EDGE THE FOLLOWING THIRTEEN (13) COURSES; SOUTH 60 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST 7.76 FEET, SOUTH 68 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 21.70 FEET, NORTH 83 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 31.10 FEET, NORTH 79 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST 21.42 FEET, NORTH 88 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 58.35 FEET, NORTH 83 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST 36.76 FEET, NORTH 89 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST 67.39 FEET, SOUTH 76 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST 58.70 FEET, NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST 49.54 FEET, NORTH 67 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST 48.22 FEET, NORTH 76 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST 33.59 FEET, NORTH 83 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST 13.35 FEET, NORTH 31 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST 46.27 FEET, THENCE LEAVING SAID WATERS EDGE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST 218.14 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WA Y BOUNDARY, THENCE RUN SOUTH 80 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 490.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Pursuant to the final judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is listed above. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Persons with a disability who need special accommodations must notice the individual signed below not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding which is the subject of this notice to insure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my hand and official seal this ___ day of January 2014. /s/ Michael Rayboun as Special Master January 30, February 6, 13 and 20, 2014. JAX\1825901_1 5033-0220 TWN vs. Elcoate, Mary B. Estate 65-2013-CA-000384 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2013-CA-000384 DIVISION: ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY B. ELCOATE, DECEASED; JUDY PARKER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY B. ELCOATE, DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein 5034-0220 TWN vs. Minton, Jerry P. Estate 65-2013-CA-000371 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2013-CA-000371 DIVISION: ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JERRY P. MINTON, DECEASED; RICHARD M. MINTON; ROBIN L. MINTON; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JERRY P. MINTON, DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein TO:ROBIN L. MINTON Last Known Address: 5000 Cottonwood Court, Blaine, Washington 98230 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: Unknown TO: ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, 5035-0220 TWN vs. Carter, Timothy D. 65-2012-CA-000236 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 65-2012-CA-000236 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY D. CARTER; et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment dated December 17, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 65-2012-CA-000236, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY D. CARTER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY D. CARTER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at front door of the Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL 32327 on the 27th day of Feb., 2014 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 19 OF EDGEWOOD, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 83, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 5th, 2014. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff:Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 307, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544, Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 February 13 & 20, 2014. 8377-38266 5036-0220 TWN vs. Lafferty, Michael Lee 2010-CA-000271 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-000271 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee Under the Indenture Relating to IMH Assets Corp., Collateralized Asset-Backed Bonds, Series 2004-10, Plaintiff, vs. Michael Lee Lafferty a/k/a Michael Lafferty a/k/a Michael L. Lafferty; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 16, 2014, entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000271 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee Under the Indenture Relating to IMH Assets Corp., Collateralized Asset-Backed Bonds, Series 2004-10 is the Plaintiff and Michael Lee Lafferty a/k/a Michael Lafferty a/k/a Michael L. Lafferty; The Unknown Spouse of Michael Lee Lafferty a/k/a Michael Lafferty a/k/a Michael L. Lafferty; Tammara L. Lafferty a/k/a Tammara Lafferty a/k/a Tammara Lee (Carey) Lafferty; The Unknown Spouse of Tammara L. Lafferty a/k/a Tammara Lafferty a/k/a Tammara Lee (Carey) Lafferty; Tempest Recovery Services, Inc.; Any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under, and against the herein named individual defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants; Tenant #1; Tenant #2; Tenant #3; T enant #4 the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the front door of the courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 27th day of Feb., 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, IVAN ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION AS PER THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA Dated this 30th day of January, 2014. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Jessica L. Fagen, Esquire, Brock & Scott PLLC 1501 NW 49th St, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com February 13 & 20, 2014. 13-F03935 TO:ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under o r against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties hav ing or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in th e mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following propert y in Wakulla County, Florida, has been filed against you: THE NORTH PORTION OF LOT 27 OF WAKULLA RANCHETTES (UNRECORDED) COMMENC E AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 50 OF THE HARTSFIELD SURVEY OF LANDS I N WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE RUN NORTH 17 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 28 SEC ONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 50 A DISTANCE OF 18.10 FEET T O A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF U. S. HIGHWAY NO 98 (STATE ROAD NO. 30); THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 17 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 28 SEC ONDS WEST 1970.41 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 17 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 28 SEC ONDS WEST 117.36 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINN ING CONTINUE NORTH 17 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST 167.83 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS # 2919); THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 24 SEC ONDS WEST 469.87 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (RLS #2919) ON THE EASTERL Y RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 365; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 1 6 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST 300.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 4 0 SECONDS EAST 160.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAS T 351.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.18 ACRES MORE OR LESS ; TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME VIN # WHC010636GA AND TITLE # 80809776 This property is located at the street address of: 102 Stephens Donaldson Road Crawfordville, Florida 32327 YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before March 15 2014, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before serv ice on Plaintiffs Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in Th e Wakulla News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on Feb. 3, 2014. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COUR T (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Cler k Attorney for Plaintiff:Brian Streicher, Esq., Arlisa Certain, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Primary email: email@example.com Secondary email: firstname.lastname@example.org ** IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a perso n with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahas see, FL 32301, 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. February 13 & 20, 2014. 2012-16187 5040-0227 TWN Veldkamp, Jans Hendrik 14-6CP NTC PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-6CP IN RE: ESTATE OF JANS HENDRIK VELDKAMP, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JANS HENDRIK VELDKAMP, deceased, whose date of death was December 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 14-6CP, 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 serve must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE RO THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (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 (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: 02/20/2014 Personal Representative: RIANNE SHANABARGER 2607 116th Drive NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258 Attorney for Personal Representative: AARON R. HOLLOWAY Florida Bar No. 0096426 Ausley & McMullen P.O. Box 391, Tallahassee, Florida 32302 (850)224-9115, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org February 20 & 27, 2014. 5046-0227 TWN 3/08 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage Facility Act, Florida Statues, Chapter 83, Part IV that Crawfordville Self Storage will hold a sale by sealed bid on Saturday, March 08, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at 3291 Crawfordville Hwy. of the contents of Mini-Warehouses containing personal property of: DANNY KELLY DUSTIN SMITH WILLIAM COTTON Before the sale date of March 08, 2014, the own ers may redeem thei r property by a payment o f the outstanding balanc e and cost by paying i n person at 3291 Craw fordville Hwy., befor e 10:00 a.m. February 20 & 27, 2014. 5032-0306 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 016 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that PNC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and yea r of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 369 Date of Issuance May 26, 2011 Parcel # 05-5S-02W-000-02611-002 Description of property: 5-5S-2W P-7-2-M-32 N 1/2 OF A 208.25 x 416.50 AS DESC. IN OR 44 P 76 OR 64 P 841 & OR 81 P 792 Name in which assessed JAMES W GREEN JR 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 March 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: February 3, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Wakulla County, Florida, has been filed against you: LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK C OF SOPCHOPPY RIVER SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT PAGE 27 OF PLAT BOOK 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the street address of: 50 Claxton Vause Sr. Rd., Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before March 15, 2014, a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Wakulla News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on Feb. 3, 2014. BRENT X. THURMOND, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff:Brian Streicher, Esq., Arlisa Certain, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Primary email: email@example.com Secondary email: firstname.lastname@example.org ** IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-577-4401 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. February 13 & 20, 2014. 2012-16134 Brain TeaserEach puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1 to 9. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 Page 23 1. LANGUAGE: What does the word glabrous mean? 2. MUSIC: Which folk music group recorded the original theme song to Gilligans Island? 3. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeares plays does the character of Titania appear? 4. GOVERNMENT: What are the five rights guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? 5. GEOGRAPHY: Mexico is divided into how many states? 6. ENTERTAINMENT: What was the title of Elvis Presleys first movie? 7. MEDICAL: How is dengue fever transmitted? 8. HISTORY: Which World War II general earned the nickname The Desert Fox? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where does the phrase eat, drink and be merry come from? 10. INVENTIONS: Who invented the bathyscaphe, used for underwater exploration? 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test Answers 1. Hairless or smooth 2. The Wellingtons 3. A Midsummer Nights Dream 4. Speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly and the right to petition government for redress of grievances. 5. 31 states and one federal district 6. Love Me Tender 7. Mosquitoes 8. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 9. Ecclesiastes 8:15 10. Auguste Piccard Keep Wakulla County BeautifulLeave Nothing But Your Footprints
Page 24 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, February 20, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comThe old saying identies the lion as the king of the jungle, feared and respected by all. Every creature that lives in or enters its realm, be it jungle or savanna, must respect the hierarchy of the order. Legend has it that the regal creature can be generous with vassals or savagely brutal. The reason or cause for the difference is attributed to a variety of noble concepts and insights. Fortunately, Wakulla Countys human residents do not have to navigate the vagaries of a large, carnivorous felines logic and code of honor. The areas tiny insect population is not so lucky in several respects. Ant-lions inhabit the sandy soils of North Florida and patiently await the clueless victims. While not a member of the cat family, they have their own mythic history equally as opaque as the African lions behavior and motivation. The minuscule coneshaped death traps have fascinated countless generations of children. This ruse is said to obscure a hungry creature worth of a contemporary horror movie, complete with grasping mandibles and a pitiless gaze. Luckily, only small ants and other insects of a similar size are susceptible to these snares. Almost everyone has seen an ant attempting to escape while suffering the sliding sand underfoot which keeps them in the little pit. Ant-lions are actually found in many places round the globe, usually with dry, sandy environments. They are member of the Myrmeleontidae insect family with about 2,000 distinct members. What is known as the ant-lion is actually the larvae stage of a suborder of lacewings, an insect considered to be bene cial. While this suborder or group uses sand traps to procure meals, the other suborder eats mainly aphids which are a major horticulture and agriculture pest. This order of insects is ancient and dates back to the Permian period over 250 million years ago. There was a mass die-off of animals at end of the Permian period which saw over 70 percent of the species disappear, but the lacewings continued. Their simple life cycle has four stages. Eggs are laid in the sand and incubated by the warmth of the sun. Soon the fearsome appearing ant-lion emerges and begins its search for a proper trap site. The wandering will take the insects through a variety of micro environments. As they travel in their search, they leave erratic tracks in the soil which appear to some as scribbling or doodling. In this pre-pit trap phase the insect has been identi ed as a doodlebug. Once ensconced in the sand trap, the antlion will dine on any hapless insect or spiders which exhaust themselves on the slippery walls of the cone. As the victim slows and retreats to the bottom of the pit, the ant-lion grasps then dismembers and consumes the meal. Once its nutritional requirements are fullled, the ant-lion constructs a cocoon from sand and silk. It retires for a month long reprieve as it develops to a mature lacewing. When it emerges, the ages-old cycle begins again. Ant-lions may not be the king of beasts or insects, but they have earned a place as effective survivors through the changing epochs. For more information on Wakulla Countys ant-lions, call the UF/ IFAS Wakulla County Extension Of ce at 850-926-3931.Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931.Ant-lions, aka doodlebugs, are hungry predators Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTO BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThis ant-lion larva is in search of an ideal trap sight. Once covered with sand at the base of a pit, it will dine on all comers small enough to hold.. The BUZZ T T T h h h e h h T T T h T T T T T h h Its ALL G REEN L IVING E XPO! 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