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Forum ................................................Page 1B Arts & Entertainment ............................................Page 3B Red Clay Footprints...............................................Page 4B Green Scene ..........................................................Page 5B Outdoors ...............................................................Page 6B Water Ways ...........................................................Page 7B Week in Wakulla ...................................................Page 8B Weekly Roundup ...................................................Page 9B Thinking Outside the Book ..................................Page 10B Classi eds ...........................................................Page 11B Legal Notices ......................................................Page 11B Comics ................................................................Page 14BINDEX OBITUARIES Michael Mikey Wayne Bradsher James Jeff Clayton Humphries Jr. Christmas in July Two Sections Two Sections75 Cents 75 CentsServing Wakulla County For More Than A Century Serving Wakulla County For More Than A CenturyPublished Weekly, Read Daily Published Weekly, Read DailyOur 119th Year, 34th Issue Thursday, August 21, 2014LYNDA KINSEY NICOLE ZEMABy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netThe Wakulla County School Board approved a new teacher contract this week that includes pay raises, and also approved pay increases for non-instructional personnel. Last week, teachers rati ed the contract by a 301-2 vote. Beginning teacher pay increased from $34,000 to $36,000. With the approval at the school board meeting on Monday, Aug. 18, the payraises will appear in employees August paychecks. Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce said part of the employee pay package also includes the school board covering the costs of insurance increase for single employees, and all but $26 for employees with family coverage. See Page 14ABy NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netAndrew Wilson was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole by Wakulla Circuit Judge Charles Dodson on Tuesday, Aug. 19. In June, a jury returned a unanimous recommendation of life in prison for Wilson for the murders of John McKenzie and Patrick Pittman, the father and boyfriend of Wilsons former girlfriend Gabrielle McKenzie, who nearly died herself in the attacks. See Page 7ANew teacher contract is rati edAndrew Wilson sentenced to life, no paroleAll school employees will receive two-step pay raises e six school board candidates appear at standing-room only event Murdered two, stabbed ex-girlfriend in home invasion Candidates share views at forumThe school board candidates at the forum: Verna Brock, Ray Gray, Becky Cook, Chris Russell, Jo Ann Daniels, and Donna Savary.news ewsThe Wakulla The WakullaBy NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netThe people who could not find chairs leaned against the walls at the Wakulla County Public Library on Aug. 14 to hear candidates speak on issues that affect local school district children and employees. About 100 people are estimated to have attended the forum. The Wakulla News hosted the candidate forum with the countys Republican and Democratic executive committees, and featured six questions answered by the six Wakulla County School Board candidates at two minutes each. The order rotated so each candidate was the rst, and last, to answer the questions asked by REC member David Davis, and DEC member Murray McLaughlin. School board candidates for District 1 are incumbent Ray Gray and challenger Verna Brock; in District 3, incumbent Becky Cook and challenger Chris Russell; and in District 5, Jo Ann Daniels and Donna Savary are vying for the seat currently held by Jerry Evans, who is not seeking re-election. The candidates presented opening statements before responding to questions. News Editor William Snowden said the school board has two basic responsibilities to pass the budget and set policy. I was going to talk about those two responsibilities, said Brock, who kicked off the opening statements. Brock went on to say she has lived in Wakulla County for almost 40 years, has four children who graduated from Wakulla High School, and grandchildren who will be attending district schools. She talked about responsibilities of the school board, besides the budget and policy, which are being accessible and accountable to the public. If you elect me, I pledge that I will be accessible and accountable to the people in Wakulla County. Brock said she would advocate on behalf of those who have felt alienated by the current representation, and said there must be a better tool to assess students educational achievement than the current Common Core curriculum and tests.See Page 1B Andrew Wilson Back to SchoolFourth grader Harleigh Gilliam and her brother Brylee, a rst grader, are escorted by their dad for the rst day of school at Crawfordvil le Elementary, carrying presents for their teachers. For more school-related stories, see Pages 14 and 15A. More election news in B Section:The news EXTRA! Republican candidates for commission give statements at forum, see Page 1B. Congressman Steve Southerland appears at Wakulla fundraiser, see Page 15B. Early voting underway and Souls to Polls drive, see Page 15B. More school news: Unprecedented number of students at high school, Page 7A. Education Commisioner Pam Stewart visits Riversprings, Page 14A. Angels Angels among among us usPage Page 15A 15A
By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.net About 100 local leaders, youth, parents and community service representatives showed up for a fourth annual town hall meeting hosted by the Wakulla County Coalition for Youth at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center on Aug. 7. The community Buzz Talk focused on the concerns, fears, challenges, successes and dreams of Wakullas young people, and explored the question: Is Wakulla doing right by its youth? Its harder to be a youth today, and its harder to be a parent today, said Bruce Ashley, president of the WCCY, and Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce lieutenant. Ashley said the group, and the town hall meeting, are meant to help guide young people into making good choices, and said Wakulla County is above the state average in access to drugs and alcohol. Statistics about substance abuse, Baker Acts, juvenile contact with law enforcement, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy were posted on the walls. Lt. Billy Jones gave a presentation on school security, and security outside of schools, like perimeter checks and bus stop checks. Those checks mainly result in positive contact with school administrators, parents and students. Jones discussed new programs like the Bike Safety Rodeo, Sheriffs Athletic League, Teen Driving Challenge and a bullying/cyber bullying campaign. He said deputies ask youth about their plans and goals whenever making contact for any reason. Presentations were given by employees from DISC Village (Drug Information Service Center), a non-pro t community-based agency, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment agencies in Florida. Donna Daugherty-Branch, a health educator with the Florida Department of Health, talked about the success of Wakulla 180 an abstinence program that goes beyond sexual health issues providing education and support for a litany of choices youth face on a daily basis. She talked about a recent leadership camp that 32 local students attended to equip themselves with tools to become leaders, and the elements of respect, saying no, and boundaries. Karoline Brown, an eighth grader at Wakulla Middle School, bravely shared her personal experience about making choices good and bad. Brown said she was new to Wakulla, and toward the middle of the school year, started hanging with the wrong crowd. Brown said she was drinking and smoking weed, and had become disrespectful. I was at an all-time low, Brown said. My grades fell. I didnt care. The worse she felt about herself, the more she used drugs and alcohol, to ll up my emotional tank, she said. But, thats not me. Brown said she learned from Branchs class that she didnt have to do what she was doing. After the class, Brown said she told her parents what was going on. I laid it all out on the table, Brown said. Ms. Donnas program saved me. I dont know where Id be today. After that, I started busting my butt to get my grades back up. Brown said she was honored to tell her story, and wanted parents to know that, yes, drugs are going around middle and high schools. Katherine Spivey stood to share details of the Wakulla County School Districts AVID program, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. A few AVID students shared their experience with the academic advancement program. Amber Childers said that students can be themselves in the AVID program, which is a safe place where issues personal and academic can be openly discussed. This course is about more than getting into college, Childers said. Its about being a family. Calyn Stevens said AVID has helped her get ready for college by pushing her to take more rigorous courses. Bruce Ashley added that since the inception of the AVID program four years ago, over $1 million in scholarships have been awarded to those students. Cody Franklin, an Eagle Scout from Troop 115, stood to talk about morality. He said that begins with good character. He said almost every negative issue facing society is due to a decline in morality. Wakulla High School Alumni Alex Wells said he was one of the statistics that was posted on the wall until he turned his life around. Wells said he grew up seeing his parents partying, but when he was in eighth grade, they hit a wall and started going to church. While they became better examples for Wells and his siblings, his lifestyle did not match. Wells said he was a skater with a punk stigma, smoking cigarettes and weed, and drinking. People were telling me I was doing the wrong thing, Wells said. He moved out at 19 to an apartment in Tallahassee, where more partying took place, until God ipped a switch in my head, Wells said. Its not about rules right or wrong its about following (God). Thats what made me change. Madison Harris, who graduated from WHS in the spring, read the speech she delivered to fth graders who graduated from the SAVE program last school year, about making good choices. Bruce Ashley closed the meeting, and said kids are having a tough time with so many con icting messages. Stay engaged with the kids, Ashley said. And stay active in our schools. The WCCY meets the rst Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Concerned parents and community members are invited to join the discussion. Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comWakullas youth the focus of town hall meeting PHOTOS BY NICOLE ZEMALocal youth shared their experiences. From left: Karoline Brown, Amber Childers, Calyn Stevens, Cody Franklin, Alex Wells and Madison Harris. Kirton cleared of wetlands violationBy NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netIn early August a complaint was made about a potential wetlands violation that quickly followed the repeal of the county wetlands protection ordinance. Property owner Kenneth Kirtons cease and desist order has since been lifted by the Northwest Florida Water Management District. In an official letter, Michael Bateman, chief of the Bureau of Management and Storage of Surface Waters, said in reference to the ll on the existing road at your property on Shadeville Road in Wakulla, it appears the ll was placed on an existing road that will be used for silvicultural purposes. Silviculture is the practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests. A certain amount of wetlands protection leeway is given by the state to property owners who can prove they are carrying out agricultural projects, like timbering. The letter went on to say, Adding ll or otherwise maintaining an existing road for silvicultural purposes does not require an Environmental Resource Permit from the district... The July 14 ordinance repeal means wetlands buffer zones are set at the state standard of 25 feet, instead of 75-foot buffer established in the previous ordinance for further local protections. A cease and desist order was implemented while the matter was invesitgated by local and state of cials. IF WE DONT HAVE IT WE CAN GET IT! ALL YOUR MARINE SUPPLIES FOR 26 YEARSOPEN Main Store: Mon. Sat. 8-6 3026 Coastal Highway, Medart Bait Shop Shrimp Crickets Worms WE HAVE LIVE SHRIMP!FRESH WATER TOO! IN SHOREFISHING IS F Since 1973, the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program has graduated 345 physicians, with 147 practicing in the Big Bend region. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 3A The Wakulla News 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. New water meters to be installed in SopchoppyBy NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netIf and when Sopchoppy residents see an increase on their water bill, they should know it is not incorrect just more accurate. At the Aug. 11 meeting, council members voted unanimously to implement new smart water meters citywide. Billy Carter, North Florida representative for Municipal Water Works, was present at the meeting to answer questions about the low maintenance, high-tech wireless water meters. The new meters and installation will cost the city a maximum of $812,331 (possibly less), and Carter said the meters will signi cantly increase revenue because of accuracy. They are designed with a 20-year warranty, and can detect tampering, leaks and also pinpoint water usage down to the minute, since they perform readings every 11 seconds. The hardest thing will be getting everything put in, Carter said. Were going to try to jump on it and get it done. Carter said the removal of the old meters and installation of the smart meters will occur within one billing cycle maybe one and a half. Residents can expect to see a 10 to 35 percent increase on their bills. City Attorney Dan Cox said there might be folks who decline the new meter, citing issues with the radio frequency waves used to collect the data. Those residents would be billed for the mileage and time required for a manual read. Sopchoppy Public Works Director Leonard Tartt warned there will be some bumps in the road, and any damage or complications during the switch will be xed immediately with no charge to the customer. Carter said the goal is to keep the yards looking as good, or better, than before. Notices will be distributed to residents and business owners. City of cials emphasized they want residents to be aware of the changes to their bill. INTERCONNECTION WITH PANACEA Information was presented and a general consensus was reached for Panacea Area Water Systems (PAWS) interconnection with Sopchoppy Water Systems. Bert Conley of Jim Stidhim and Associates, an engineering rm out of Tallahassee, said he has been working with PAWS pursuing avenues to identify means to get better water quality and supply to Panacea. Conley said a $384,000 matching grant has been secured through the Northwest Florida Water Management District, and PAWS requests an interconnection with SWS. The interconnection will be 13,750 linear feet, with a 4-inch main in front of Medart School on US 98. This configuration would be used specially to hopefully provide some additional water for Panacea in the event of an emergency condition or poor water quality, Conley said. Flood or drought can cause water supply and quality problems. Conley said a bulktype rate system can be worked out between the two communities. Flood waters come in with a hurricane, and can inundate any of their wells, Conley said. (The line) will only be used in an emergency situation. Conley said, Panacea is prepared to fund the whole thing themselves though various grants. No contribution is being requested from you guys. And use it on an emergency basis. Several Panacea residents attended the meeting to give input and learn more about the interconnection. Walt Dickson said when Hurricane Debby hit Panacea, We had to shut a well down because the raw sewer over owed. All of the sudden our bacteria count was sky high. Were trying to look toward the future, so we dont get caught in a situation. Conley said he will hammer out an agreement very soon. In other matters: The council discussed neglected properties around Sopchoppy. Cox said if council members will identify the properties, he will write letters to the owners. Council Member Eddie Evans said writing letters cant hurt anything but a few peoples feelings. The city is looking into remote-capture checking abilities for bill payments, which will eliminate issues with bounced checks and insuf cient information on the checks. Walk-in bill payments will soon be stopped at Wakulla Bank. Tartt discussed upgrade projects for which he is seeking a permission to submit a grant to Northwest Florida Water Management for hydrant, line and main upgrades. An application will be submitted for a $50,000 Florida Recreation Development grant, that will cover infrastructure costs for the new Sopchoppy Park. The Senior Citizens Thrift Shop located at the future city park was moved next to City Hall, and its former trailer will be junked. City leaders have requested more sheriffs patrols around the city because of recent thefts. Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce will conduct two DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 30 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. The two hour checkpoint will be conducted in the area of the 2600 block of U.S. Highway 319 near Winn-Dixie in Crawfordville on Aug. 23 and on Highway 363 near Savannahs Restaurant in Wakulla Station, 900 block of Woodville Highway, on Aug. 30. Deputies will not only be checking for impaired drivers but also for drivers who violate driver license and registration laws and who have inoperable vehicle safety equipment. Deputies will be making sure motorists are also complying with seatbelt laws. The saturation patrols are conducted from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. throughout the county. The DUI saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints are funded by a DOT grant, and are subject to available manpower and proper weather conditions.DUI checkpoints set District Student Progression Requirements and Accompanying Student Performance DataAs Required by s. 1008.25(8)(b), Florida Statutes, for Annual Public Reporting The School District of Wakulla County School Year 2013-2014 Students Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) The following table shows FCAT Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups) tested during the 2014 administration of the FCAT in the district. Sealed responses for Engineering Services for the WWTP Sewer Expansion addressed to the Wakulla County Purchasing Director, at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 will be received until Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:00 am, at which time all responses will be publicly opened. Any responses received after the time and date specied will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened to the Proposer. AUGUST 21, 2014 NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARINGThe Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Public Hearing on September 9, 2014 at 5:01 p.m., in the Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, FL. 32327, to Consider Adopting the FY2014/2015 Tentative Budget & Tentative Millage Rate. This is the rst of two required public hearings.If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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 & Voice Impaired at 1-800-955-8771; or email at ADARequest@mywakulla.com. AUGUST 21, 2014 NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE Public MeetingsFiscal Year 2016 Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation Priority Project Lists (PPLs)The Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) is seeking public comment on the Draft FY 2016 FY 2020 CRTPA Priority Project Lists. The PPLs are project lists that identify the agencys transportation priorities to receive state and federal funding. Adopted annually, the PPLs provide guidance to the Florida Department of Transportation as it develops the annual state work program. The PPLs identify airport, bicycle, intersection, pedestrian, roadway and transit projects in priority order. The public meetings listed below will allow citizens the opportunity to review the proposed priority project lists and provide comment. More information regarding the PPLs may be found on CRTPAs website (www.crtpa.org). The public meetings are scheduled for: GADSDEN COUNTY Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014; 1 2 pm Gadsden County Commission Chambers 9 East Jefferson, Street, Quincy JEFFERSON COUNTY Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014; 1 2 pm Jefferson County Courthouse Annex 435 West Walnut Street, Monticello WAKULLA COUNTY Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014; 6 7 pm St. Marks City Hall 788 Port Leon Drive, St. Marks LEON COUNTY Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014; 6 7 pm Tallahassee City Hall, Tall. Room (2nd Floor) 300 S. Adams Street, Tallahassee Comments may also be mailed to: CRTPA, 300 S. Adams Street A-19, Tallahassee, FL 32301 and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be provided electronically on CRTPAs website. All comments should be received by Friday, September 12, 2014. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, income, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services (free of charge) should contact Lynn Barr at CRTPA at 891-6801. Si necesita asistencia en espanol, por favor pongase en contacto con nosotros. For more information, please contact Greg Burke at 891-6802.
Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comreaders speak out The Opinion Page The Wakulla News (USPS 664-640) is published weekly at 3119-A Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Periodicals postage paid at P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307. Phone: (850) 926-7102. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Wakulla News, P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307.The Wakulla NewsPublisher Emeritus: William M. Phillips Family (1976-2006)All subscriptions to The Wakulla News become due and payable one year from the time the subscription is purchased.In County $34/yr. $20/6 mo. Out of County $46/yr. $28/6 mo. Out of State $49/yr. $29.50/6 mo.Editor/manager: William Snowden .............................email@example.com Reporter: Nicole Zema ...............................................firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Lynda Kinsey .......................................email@example.com Advertising/reception: Denise Folh ...........................firstname.lastname@example.org Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ...........email@example.com NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNR Most popular stories online: Volunteers needed to protect county Difference between single and double action In case of emergency Teen drivers hone their road skills Water plant expansion readies county for growth Small horse club is big family fun Board hears WEI campus update, apartment woes Gwen Graham campaigns in Wakulla thewakullanews.com More facts about Wakulla Springs anks for repealing wetlands bu er Vote no for wetlands amendment anks to those who went to the candidate forumDo your research before voting Give McQuarys, Wildwood a chanceTime to stand up to protect wetlands Follow us on Letters to the Editor The Wakulla News welcomes your letters. Its preferred that you email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, but you can also mail it to P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville FL 32326 or drop it off at The News of ce, 3119-A Crawfordville Highway. Letters are published as space becomes available and must include the authors rst and last name, mailing address and telephone number for veri cation purposes. One submission per person per month. Letters are edited for style, length and clarity.Thanks to all those who attended last weeks candidate forum, jointly sponsored by The Wakulla News and the local Republican and Democratic executive committees. If there was one problem, its that we should have held it in a larger place. All the seats were taken at the library meeting room, and people were standing lined against the back wall and standing out in the hallway. It was my impression that citizens really wanted to hear what the candidates had to say. Some forums in the past felt more like political rallies than forums candidates would pack the hall with supporters, who would cheer their candidate and jeer any rival. One political person told me last week before the forum of advice given to candidates that, You wont win any votes at a forum those people have already made up their minds. Its later, when the paper comes out, that people can look at what was said and re ect and make up their minds. But that didnt feel like the case last week. People were there to listen to the candidates ideas and more than one person told me they made up their mind at the forum. If you werent at the forum, this weeks paper has extensive coverage of what was said, beginning with story that starts on the front page about the six candidates involved in the three school board races. Coverage of the statements made by Republican county commission candidates Steve Fults and Jerry Moore starts on the front of the B Section. If you havent voted, early voting is underway right now leading up to election day on Aug. 26. Remember that all six school board seats will be decided in the primary election. THANKS TO CANDIDATES As host of last weeks forum, I tried and I think I stumbled over saying thanks to the candidates. So I thought I would try again: I appreciate you citizens who have put yourself out there to run for elected of ce. You have offered up your time and money to serve the community, and half of you will suffer rejection by the people you seek to serve. But you have shared your ideas, entered into a dialogue about what this community wants. Thank you for your service. And, by the way, thank you to our readers for submitting questions for the candidates. POLITICAL LETTERS TO EDITOR We have been swamped with Letters to the Editor for the past several weeks. In an effort to get as many letters as possible in this week, I have added a third Opinion page. A lot of those letters are political endorsements and, in an effort to be fair, we will try to get as many of those in as possible. William Snowden is editor at The Wakulla News. READERS WRITE: William Snowdeneditor@thewakullanews.net Editor, The News: I would like to thank commissioners Jerry Moore, Ralph Thomas, Richard Harden, and Randy Merritt for removing a Wakulla County wetlands buffer that was placed on top of a state wetlands buffer it made absolutely no sense. The county buffer costs the Wakulla County citizens almost $750,000 in lawsuits. The state will now continue to protect our wetlands and the citizens of Wakulla will no longer bear the burden of lawsuits. Please elect Commissioner Moore as he has and will continue to defend our property rights. Now lets all turn out and vote for a more progressive Wakulla County. JR Gayle CrawfordvilleEditor, The News: When you go to the polls in November, a very important consideration regarding the wetlands ordinance (Amendment A) is: Can Wakulla County with its limited tax resources regulate and defend an ordinance that has already cost more than $600,000 in litigation? The answer is obviously no! We absolutely go not have the geological competence to support, regulate and defend a wetlands ordinance that places an inordinate amount of restrictions on our property owners and subjects our county in an adversarial relationship with its own citizens. This is not an indictment of our ne building and zoning department or our legal department. Wakulla County simply does not have the resources to hire biologists, geologists and environmental legal rms to make violation determinations and defend a county wetlands ordinance. We now pay signi cant tax dollars to enable our state of cials to regulate and defend a wetlands ordinance used by all but one county in Florida. If we reinstate the wetlands ordinance, I can assure you the costs to our taxpayers will be beyond our comprehension (see Bert Harris Act). Vote NO for Amendment A! Tim Jordan Ochlockonee BayEditor, The News: As election season quickly approaches in our county, many candidates are on the campaign trail. Drive down any given street and you are bound to find a sign endorsing a candidate for school board, county commissioner, etc. Turn on your local TV station and there are myriad commercials encouraging you to vote for one person or the other. But as the speeches, TV commercials, and signs start to make their way into the community, I urge citizens to carefully evaluate the information that is being displayed. Campaigning is a good thing because it informs citizens of the individuals running for election and can give a sense of personal connection to someone, but not everything that is said or done in campaigning is positive. It is important that we make sure to do our own research before voting for someone and that we form our opinions based on personal judgment not the opinions of our family, neighbors, or friends. Elections are held in order for citizens to voice an opinion by voting for the candidate that has the same views, but if we are voting based on someone elses views that could differ from those that we believe then we are not properly exercising our right as citizens to have our opinion count. With the great privilege of voting for our leaders and some laws comes the responsibility to inform ourselves and understand the issues at hand. I encourage every citizen to make an educated vote this election. Sara Glavey Crawfordville Editor, The News: I am a lifetime resident of Wakulla County. I grew up shing in the abundant bays and rivers. I swam in the crystal clear springs and hunted ducks in the marshes and inland swamps. I am proud to call this my home. It is truly one of the most beautiful areas in the country. The idea that some of our county commissioners think that coastal wetlands are more valuable than upland swamp wetlands makes me sick to my stomach. It speaks volumes of the greed of the few over the good of all. Every inland wetland that is lled in or compromised in any other way is exponentially damaging to our precious and sacred natural resources. Habitat is destroyed and wildlife is forced out or worse. As a State Certi ed General Contractor and Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector, I have seen rsthand the damage done to wetland areas by turbid water runoff. The damage done is not always intentional. That is one reason why wetland buffers are so critical. Its time we stand up to protect our beautiful county, its wildlife, and Wetlands before its too late. Please vote YES in November for Wetlands buffers. Jefferson B. Withers Crawfordville Editor, The News: Two letters in the July 31 issue of the Wakulla News contained a few statements that deserve follow-up. One writer (Our kids deserve to make memories too) stated Cherokee Sink was closed to swimming due to neglect and that bacteria and garbage clogged the sink making it unusable for swimming. The fact is Cherokee Sink is currently opened to swimmers and one can still jump off the rocks and have the experience of swimming in a sinkhole like many Wakulla county residents have done for years. Cherokee Sink was in fact closed in 2009 due to Department of Health regulations that required ush toilets, a rule that has since been eliminated. Much work has been done at Cherokee Sink including tons of debris removal, healing of severe erosion and construction of steps and boardwalks. Although a good hike is required to get there, the reward is well worth the walk. The second letter by Commissioner Jerry Moore (Commissioner Moore on WEI proposal) suggests that people who support Wakulla Springs are opposed to the Wakulla Environmental Institute. I think its safe to say that most, if not all, people support the concept of an environmental institute in Wakulla County. It is a project that with the right leadership and direction can pull our community together rather than causing dissention. In regards to Commissioner Moores comment about Wakulla Springs non-participation in the state park reservation system, the springs group was not involved or aware of the decision. It was determined by the vendor and park management that the lodge with its many other group services would not be compatible with a campsite reservation system. Using untrue comments, making fun of issues that many people consider serious and resorting to name calling (CAVE people) only serves to worsen a situation, particularly when done by an elected ofcial. Many people on both sides of this and other issues want what is best for the county. We just have different opinions on how to get there. Lets stick to the facts and treat one another with respect. Sandy Cook Former Wakulla Springs State Park Manager Editor, The News: A big thanks to Susan and David McQuary for bringing back Wildwood Golf Course. There were many challenges facing them but they are meeting them head on. First of all, all 18 greens needed to be replaced and this has been completed. David has promised that Wildwood would be second to none. Im asking the golfers of this community to give David and his wife a chance concerning getting this course up and running. Our county and community needs a golf course. Please get behind Susan and David McQuary and give them your support by playing Wildwood Golf Course. Take a drive and look at Wildwood, its de nitely going in the right direction. Give these people a chance, go talk to them! Darryl Blackwell Crawfordville
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 5AFults: Meeting citizens a privilege Moore: Vote against any future taxes Phillips: Time to vote in primary Editor, The News: I have known Verna Brock for decades, both professionally and as a friend. We have worked together as librarians serving the public, and as volunteers with many different organizations. As the rst Library Director of the Wakulla County Public Library, Verna laid the groundwork for many of the services and policies I was fortunate enough to continue during my tenure. I have always admired Vernas commitment to Wakulla, the way she raised her children to be successful students and now members of our community. Now her children are raising children, and preparing to enter our public schools. Her willingness to serve is commendable, and I hope the people of Wakulla County will allow her that chance. I wore many hats during my time working for the Board of County Commissioners, and saw the strengths and weaknesses of many of our elected ofcials. I understand the skills a good public servant needs. It is without hesitation that I throw my support to Verna Brock for a seat on the Wakulla County School Board. I believe Wakulla can do better, and that Verna will make that happen. The School Board positions will be decided on Aug. 26 so please cast your vote in this very important primary election. Sincerely, Doug Jones Editor, The News: I have known Ray Gray since he rst came to Wakulla County, over 20 years ago, and I know Ray Gray to be a just and upright man among men. Ray Gray has done more for this county and the kids in this county than anyone I have ever known. Since being on the School Board, Ray Gray has played a big part in bringing our school system up to one of the very best in the state, and keeping it there. Ray Gray actively participates in school functions, and still helps kids even after they graduate whenever he can. Lets have a big turnout for the primary election in August. And lets keep Ray Gray on the school board where he can continue to help the kids and the school system of Wakulla County stay one of the best in the state. Douglas H. de Fend Wakulla County Veterans Service Ofcer (Retired) Crawfordvillereaders speak out More OpinionsCANDIDATES WRITE:Supporting Verna Brock for school board Supporting Ray Gray for school board Savary: Races decided Aug. 26 Supporting Becky Cook for school board Editor, The News: I would like to encourage voters to keep Becky Cook on our School Board. Our son is a product of the Wakulla County school system. He was Student Government President and this year he graduated with honors at the top of his class and has been awarded scholarships for his college. Wakulla County has A Schools. Becky has been serving Wakullas children for many years and she has done an outstanding job. She personally has taught over 6,000 students. Under her tutelage, four schools were built in Wakulla wisely using the states Special Facilities funding that cost the Wakulla County Taxpayers a very small portion of the total cost. The Riversprings Middle School cost to the Wakulla taxpayers was $0. You will not see Beckys signs littering the roads because Becky refuses to take campaign contributions. She is not accepting contributions from realtors or construction companies, or even from a parent who wanted to say thank you for helping to mold so many great kids. She represents all people and all parties. We want to move forward with someone that has a history of excellence and dedication. She has proven results based on so many children that have gone through the Wakulla county school system that are highly successful today. You know these kids. They are living and working among us. Becky is a professional without an agenda who has spent her life dedicated to our children. Why would we want to make a change? Sue Damon Shell PointSupporting Chris Russell for school board Response to Merrits wetlands letterEditor, The News: I have known Chris Russell for 30 years and I am very pleased that he has offered himself up as a candidate for School Board. I think Chris will bring a new perspective to the Board that will help ensure the excellence we have come to expect here in Wakulla continues. As a parent of two children in school he is invested in our school system. That alone is a solid reason to vote for him. However, Id also like to tell you about his compassionate side. As many of you know from the various community groups he volunteers with, Chris is always willing to help out those around him. This was exempli ed in an incident Chris was involved with regarding a student at one of our middle schools. Unfortunately, a male student broke into Chris truck and stole a considerable amount of money from his wallet. When the student was eventually caught, Chris declined to press charges. The mother of the student then contacted him and advised she would like to pay him back, but it would take time due to the family being limited on funds. After talking to the mother and nding out that the child did not have a strong fatherly gure in his life, Chris not only declined to be paid back, he asked the mother if he could mentor the student, which she gladly accepted. In turn, Chris became a mentor and proceeded to work with the child. Folks, if you are looking for a School Board member who will bring compassion for each and every one of us in Wakulla County, you cannot nd a better School Board candidate than Chris Russell. Respectfully, Clarence Morrison III Editor, The News: All school board races are decided in the Primary election. This means that regardless of your own party af liation, you MUST vote Aug. 26th for the school board members. Our county currently has three school board seats open and being challenged. Early voting is going on this week and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce in Crawfordville. If you cannot get by during this week, election day is Tuesday, Aug. 26 at your precinct. You should have received your Notice of Proposed Property Taxes in the mail last week. You will see that our school board receives more than 50 percent of your property taxes. There should be absolute accountability on the part of those who are spending that money! Our teachers, bus drivers, custodians and lunchroom staff should be fairly compensated for what they do for our schools and our children. Among other things, our money should not be spent on golf retreats for our administrators, unnecessary signage or unwarranted administrative positions. Our parents should not be expected to supply copy paper, baby wipes or GermX to the schools when many cannot even afford the basic school supplies. I cannot stress to you how important your vote is in this race! If you have a child in the school system, it matters! If you pay property taxes in this county, it matters! If you work for our school system, it matters! Fortunately, regardless of who you are or where you work, when you vote it is private... so vote your conscience and put some people on our school board who are paying attention and doing the right thing for the right reasons! I sincerely ask for your vote for the District 5 School Board seat. If you have any further questions, or IF YOU NEED A RIDE TO THE POLLS, please do not hesitate to call me at 694-4620 or email me through www.savaryforschoolboard.com. Sincerely, Donna Savary CandidateEditor, The News: In his letter to the editor on Aug. 6, Randy Merrit made the following comment: The ordinance has no distinction between pristine coastal estuaries and inland swamps. The ordinance treats both of these wetlands with the same level of restriction and setback. When most folks think of wetlands, they think of coastal marshes and Wakulla Springs, but in reality, the wetland ordinance puts the same restrictions on an inland swamp as a costal marsh. To me, this is not good science as one of these wetlands is obviously more ecologically valuable than the other. I agree with Randy that many people do not believe inland swamps to be as ecologically valuable as costal estuaries. What makes inland swamps so important is their function as water lters. Inland swamps lter out nitrates and pollution before the water enters Wakulla Springs and coastal marshes. Inland swamps are every bit as ecologically valuable as Wakulla Springs and coastal estuaries. Think about it this way: could your body live without the ltering provided by your kidneys or liver? Wakulla Springs and the coastal estuaries cannot survive without the ltering provided by inland swamps. Please vote yes in November for our local Wetlands Ordinance. Eugene Watkins email@example.comEditor, The News: I would like to thank all the citizens of Wakulla County that I have had the opportunity to meet during this campaign. Door to door has been a special privilege, as many have welcomed me into their homes. Campaigning in Wakulla County has been one of the most uplifting events of my life. It has been an honor to meet so many hospitable and wonderful people. The citizens want a commissioner who will listen and respect them. They want a commissioner who will work and make decisions in the best interest of Wakulla County. They want a commissioner who will be truthful. They want a commissioner who understands taking tax dollars from the citizens is a very serious action. They want a commissioner who understands the hardships taxes create. Yes, the citizens want to receive services, but they also want to know they are getting the best bang for their tax dollar. They want a commissioner who spends tax dollars carefully. It is real money! Your vote this Tuesday is extremely important. I pledge Ill only serve one term as your county commissioner. As a true scal conservative, I would appreciate your vote in this Republican primary. Respectfully yours, Steve Fults Candidate County Commission Panacea Editor, The News: It has come to my attention that in 20ll I did vote for taxes and I apologize for that mistake. No. 1 was a bed tax paid by hotel/ motel guest and the other for the re department. Since that time I have voted against any and all taxes. At the last board meeting I tried to get Howard Kessler to reduce the public service tax to 5 percent but he would not agree as he wanted 6 percent and I would not agree. I pledge to you going forward I will not vote for any tax increase. Sincerely yours Jerry Moore County Commissioner Editor, The News: Early voting has already begun! My wife and I walked to the Supervisor of Elections of ce across from the courthouse with Souls to the Polls on Sunday to cast our votes. By 3:00 in the afternoon, after the rst two days the polls were open for next weeks primary, I noticed that I was only the 242nd voter. The school board seats will be determined by this election, so we need everyone to turn out to vote. All you need is your drivers license or an of cial photo ID. Taylor Phillips Candidate for County Commission, District 2 Supporting Savary for school boardEditor, The News: Most people who know Donna Savary know her as being strong and outspoken. I cant think of a better person who I would have standing up for my children and what is right for our community. Someone who is not scared to tell the truth or speak what is right for our children. I have known Donna for many years and for two years now she has helped my daughter succeed in her middle school. Tutoring can be very expensive. More than what the average family can afford. The fact that Donnas afterschool study group costs just a small portion of the average tutoring amount for better services really let me know that she genuinely cares about the success of every child in our community. Not only did my daughter get to go every afternoon to keep up with school work (not for two hours a week) Donna would communicate with my daughters teachers and stay on top of everything that was going on with her education. She would even look at her focus account on a regular basis and ask my daughter about certain assignments. Donna truly cares about the success of every child no matter who they are. She is very knowledgeable about the Wakulla County school system and she knows all the ins and outs. She is an average citizen like most of us who stands up for every child and she is not afraid to ght for every child. She has perseverance, she is tough and not afraid to tell the truth. In this day and age and in this county that is something that every person should be able to respect and admire. I would have her ght for my child any day. I asked my daughter to tell me the rst thing she thinks of Mrs. Savary and she said that she is a kind and loving teacher and that she is very smart. Thanks Jean Hampton
Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comWetlands group wants more government Endoring Becky Cook for school boardEndorsing Ray Gray for school board readers speak out More OpinionsMORE READERS WRITE:Endorsing Jerry Moore for commissionEndorsing Jo Ann Daniels for school boardEndorsing Verna Brock for school board Endorsing Steve Fults for commission e view from Cave Avenue Vote for the person you can trustEndorsing Donna Savary for school board Editor, The News: Many of your readers know our friend, Verna Brock, who is running for school board in District 1. What they may not realize is the Aug. 26 primary will decide all of the school board races in Wakulla County. My wife, Sheryl, and I have known Verna for several years, as we attend the Wakulla United Methodist Church and sing in the choir together. She is also our favorite librarian, since she is the Woodville Branch Library manager. Her years of experience as an administrator, as well as a school SAC volunteer, have helped to prepare her for this job. We want to recommend Verna to you as the best choice for the District 1 school board seat. Verna is honest, dedicated, and a lifelong proponent of the value of education. Her children graduated from the Wakulla County School system, and her grandchildren will soon enter kindergarten here. She has a vested interest in our schools continuing to improve and serving every childs needs. If voters want to elect a school board member who personifies honor and dedication to children, they must vote for Verna Brock on Tuesday, Aug. 26! Sincerely, Don and Sheryl GrimesSt. Marks Editor, The News: I would like to encourage people to consider voting for Donna Savary for School Board. I have known Donna personally and professionally for almost twenty years; Ive watched her grow from a young student teacher to the passionate, experienced educator that she is today. Savary believes that education is the salvation of the next generation and is not afraid to stand up and put a stop to the beaurocratic panhandling that is robbing our children of their future. While Donna may not be as politically connected (or as well-backed nancially) as some other candidates, I know that she will be able to affect the change that Wakulla needs. Wakulla children deserve the very best education they can get; dont let the status quo be good enough. Vote Donna Savary for School Board and guarantee that Wakulla students get the opportunities that they deserve. Thank you so much for your time. Bobbi Ramsey, RN Editor, The News: I urge you to support and vote for Jo Ann Daniels for School Board. I have known Jo Ann since the mid 80s when I was a student teacher. When I was hired at Wakulla Middle School, she volunteered to help me as a new teacher. Later, she became my principal. Through the years I have observed Jo Ann interacting with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the public. She has never lost sight of the fact that students are the focus in education. She always put the interests of students above everything else. Jo Ann has the ability to look at the larger picture. She can consider a situation, see a variety of solutions, understand the outcomes of each solution, and then to focus on the best one. Thousands of students have bene ted from classroom instruction or programs Jo Ann Daniels introduced or supported in the school system. In addition, she continues to be involved in the lives of our students, even though she has retired from her position as principal. I know she would bring all of her experience, insight, creativeness, and enthusiasm to the School Board, and so I am encouraging you to vote for Jo Ann Daniels for School Board member. Sincerely, Suzanne Edwards Retired Teacher Wakulla Middle School Editor, The News: More than a hug Behind the silvery moustache and bear hug, Ray Gray is one of the most caring people Ive ever met. He has more energy than the Energizer Bunny and, although sometimes he moves at a frantic pace, it is always because of someone he is trying to help. Whenever I see Ray and ask what hes doing he responds with, Im on my way to and another persons name is in that sentence. As a member of the highly acclaimed Wakulla County School Board, Ray has helped keep our county schools going in the right direction. I certainly hope each and every voter will acknowledge his hard work and caring attitude when you vote on Aug. 26! Robin Lunn Crawfordville Editor, The News: I am voting to re-elect Jerry Moore for District 4 Wakulla County Commissioner. You ask me why? Well let me tell you. When I rst met Jerry Moore I thought, Ill bet he played basketball in college. When he (Jerry) was running for county commissioner rst time around, I was so in awe of how honest he was to whomever he was talking to and he just told it as it was, apologized if he hurt anyones feelings but wanted the public to know where he stood on the agenda at hand. Since then I have gotten to know Jerry and his wife Virginia very well and they are the most honest, caring, God-loving people I have met in a long time and they truly care for the people of Wakulla County. Ive attended a few county commission meetings opened to the public and Jerry listens, as he rocks back in his chair, to everything that is going on and then lets everyone know how he feels and sometimes people smile and cheer and sometimes sts are shaking in the air but Jerry stands his ground on what he feels is going to be great for the people in Wakulla County in the long run. A few great qualities Jerry stands for is NO NEW TAXES, work for more great jobs in our county, stop those interfering with free enterprise, and help us stop our government from taking our savings, Social Security and just our freedoms away. So I say to you, Vote for Jerry Moore as your District 4 Commissioner of Wakulla County. It will be the smart choice for Wakulla County residents. Sheryl Mattison Crawfordville Editor, The News: Even for those who do not follow national and world events there is a belief that our country is heading in the wrong direction. Many are laying the blame at the feet of those who work for us in Washington. And the voter is blaming both political parties for what they see as the slow job recovery, the destruction of the health care system, the increase in world tensions and the rapidly growing control of personal lives through regulations and restrictions. Few are pleased with what they see as increasingly heavy handed tactics at the federal level. So how is it that the Wakulla Wetlands Alliance has managed to change the argument when it comes to the wetlands referendum from one of too much government control to one of not enough? When four of our commissioners clearly stated that individual property owners should control their own lands and that the government has no right to take property away from its rightful owner, there was and continues to be a concerted effort to portray them as the bad guys. People would be furious if the state or federal agencies came to Wakulla and took 75 feet of a persons land but many want the county to do exactly that. The people who are pushing for Referendum A are determined to convince the voter that their commissioners are working against them in spite of the fact that the commissioners are the very ones who are attempting to preserve private ownership rights. The wetlands supporters, like robots, repeatedly say that the commissioners repealed the ordinance out of self interest rather than from a conviction that people should have the right to manage their own property or an understanding that prohibitive restrictions are not nancially in the best interest of the county. Accusation and innuendo seem to be considered legitimate tactics. Approximately 66 percent of the county is owned by publicly funded government agencies but that is not enough for the Wetlands Alliance. The alliance wants the county to control the very few pieces of undeveloped, privately owned land left along the coast as well as many of the interior properties that may have wetland vegetation growing beside a drainage ditch, a pond or a small creek. If Referendum A passes, no area of Wakulla County is safe from takeover. It is important to know what you are voting for and then vote NO on Referendum A. Jeff Andrews Crawfordville Editor, The News: I received the mail out from Jerry Moore this weekend, where he makes a boogeyman of Howard Kessler and claims Steve Fults is joined at the hip and directed by him. This is simply not true, as I know Steve has quite a few differences and is indeed his own man. Moore claims that Fults was handpicked by Howard Kessler. Not true, and I should know. I am the person who rst emailed Steve Fults and asked him to run. I pushed and encouraged him because I have seen the things he has done for our county with no reward for himself. Kessler had nothing to do with it. I know Dr. Kessler and he is a good person. I know Mr. and Mrs. Moore from when they use to dine at the Harbor House, and they were nice people. However, I am very disappointed with Moore as a commissioner. It was important to me that someone run against him, and many others agree. I know that Steve Fults will only do what is the best for all of us, and what Howard Kessler or any other commissioner thinks will not be as important as what the citizens think. Jeannie Beck Panacea Editor, The News: As an ex-commissioner, I know our county cannot function with No Taxes. In fact, as the old saying goes, taxes are one of only two certain things in life (the other being death). What a person says, matters. Vote for the person you can trust in this election. Ed Brimner Crawfordville Editor, The News: In the not too-distant past, I lived in Wakullas Buck Forest Subdivision. However, recently I found myself banished to 1 Cave Avenue by Wakulla Countys District 4 Commissioner. His manifesto was set forth in a letter published in The Wakulla News July 31 edition and also in a statement he read at the Commissions July 22 meeting. From my end of Cave Avenue, I see a beckoning, brilliant, beautiful, shining light at the other end of the road. However, the road to this beautiful light is extremely rough, sowed with boulders and all kinds of obstructions. Once upon a time, this road was smooth and well lighted, but four Wakulla County commissioners did not trust our citizens so they dumped boulders and all kinds of obstructions and junk on the road. The obvious purpose of these obstructions was to block the citizens journey to the other end of the road. We do realize that because of the impediments placed and thrown in our way that it is a long and perilous journey of many days to reach the beckoning light. But with the help of the many good citizens cheering us along the way, we are con dent we will reach the shining light on Nov. 4, 2014. It is a fair question as to who are these people who reside on Cave Avenue? Yes, some do have PhDs and knowledge that the commissioner in his manifesto insinuated was a major impediment to making informed decisions. The residents along Cave Avenue include brilliant, self-taught citizens and others with varying degrees of education. But we do not discriminate on our street against those with education or for that matter against those without education. Also, we on Cave Avenue dont ask our neighbors how wealthy they are. Undoubtedly, some have more wealth than others, but we believe that no ones vote is worth more than anothers. We on Cave Avenue do believe that wetlands are Wakullas Golden Goose and the Goose should not be defeathered and plucked. Wetlands are the backbone of our sport and commercial sheries and ecotourism industries. They attract the sightseers, shermen, ecotourists, and etc. that keep our local restaurants, shops, ling stations, and etc. in business. I, without doubt, believe that local protection of our wetlands is essential for our local economy and the health and welfare of all our citizens. And, if that makes me one of those radical environmentalist referred to in the Commissioners manifest, I plead guilty. Victor W. Lambou Crawfordville Editor, The News: Get to know the candidates before you go to the polls. What is important to you when you go to the polls to elect our Wakulla County School Board members? I want to vote for someone who has a proven record of dedication to our countys children, our schools and teachers. Becky Cook is just that person, whether a classroom needs painting, she is asked to sing the national anthem at a school sporting event or volunteer to teach Pre-K music, she is always available to assist. She has made careful and informed decisions while serving on our school board. Please consider carefully your vote and vote for Becky Cook for school board. Jim Asbell Crawsfordville Follow us on
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 7A < STREET BEAT > Random, man-on-the-street interviews with Wakulla Countians. This weeks question: Asked at the Moose Lodge in Panacea during Bunco:What did you look forward to the first day of school?BARRY MILLSMAINTENANCE & REPAIRSMeeting the new girls. There were only 100 in my graduating class in Kokomo, Indiana. CHERI MORGANFINANCIAL CONSULTANTI liked to go to school and wear all my new clothes. HALEY ANDERSON STUDENTThis year Im looking forward to seeing my favorite science teachers assistant, Mr. Frank Pruda. To see if there were any new cute boys! SAMUEL RUNYANSECURITYPAULETTE ANDERSONDOMESTIC GODDESSThe rst soccer practice. I was a big soccer player. 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Pearce said the cause of the spike in student population wasnt clear, noting that usually districts see population increases at the elementary school level that eventually rises to the high school level. He attributed the growth to economic development in the county, and speculating that some of the students were from parents feeling a renewed con dence in what were doing at Wakulla High School. Overall, the district is up 125 students. K-8 grades are down 15 students from last year, but Pearce said that even that is above state models. During Wakullas rapid growth up to the real estate bust in 2007-08, the district saw more elementary school-aged children coming in. After the housing bubble burst and the subsequent economic downturn, Wakulla began losing population as some residents faced foreclosures or sought work opportunities elsewhere. The school district began losing about 100 students a year. The current increase is a good problem to have, Pearce said, adding that the district will likely have to hire more teachers. From Front Page Gabrielle, who had led a domestic violence injunction against Wilson prior to the attacks, is the mother of Wilsons son. Pittmans aunt, Ammie Hengstebeck, read an emotional victims impact statement, that described her nephew as an artistic free spirit who adored his family. Patrick loved life, Hengstebeck said. He had developed a love in his adolescent years for sports, skateboarding, boxing, weight lifting and pit bull terriers. You would always see him sitting with a piece of paper or a notebook, drawing whatever was on his mind, or drawing one of his nieces a picture. Hengstebeck said most adults grow out of the kid stage of life, But Patrick was always a kid at heart. Patrick was a spontaneous, energetic, lovable, admirable, nice, funny and sweet guy. No one would have thought... such a loving, caring, sincere person would be ripped from our lives forever. On that day when he died, a part of us died too. She asked Judge Dodson to take into consideration the severity and premeditated nature of the crimes, and impose the harshest punishment the justice system can offer. Hengstebeck said during the trial, Wilson cried when his family was on the stand, but showed no remorse for his crimes or the victims left behind. We will not allow him to take anymore from our family, Hengstebeck said. Wilson, who was cuffed and wearing prison clothes, was ngerprinted before being escorted from the courtroom by deputies.
Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.com Wakulla Worship Centers Medart Crawfordville Area Sopchoppy Coastal Wakulla Station The Reverend Bert MatlockBible Class 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)Trinity Lutheran Church Ochlockonee BayUnited Methodist ChurchSunday Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.Pastor John S. Quinton(850) 984-0127 Sopchoppy United Methodist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.Pastor John S. Quinton850-962-2511 Wakulla United Methodist Church8:30 a.m. Sunday Contemporary Service 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 6 p.m. Choir Practice1584 Old Woodville Rd. Wakulla Station 421-5741 Pastor Susie Horner St. Elizabeth Ann SetonCatholic Church Fr. Edward T. Jones, Pastor850 745-8359Sunday 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 St Cemetery lots and Cremain spaces available.850509-7630 Crawfordville United Methodist ChurchSunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. PASTOR ALAN GAYLORD 926-7209Ochlockonee & Arran Road Come Grow With Us www.crawfordville-umc.org 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 ChurchYour church ad here! (850) 926-7102 Your church ad here! (850) 926-7102 926-3281 Promise LandOpen 9-5 Closed Sun. & Wed.Mon. --------------Furniture 25% Tues. -----------------Seniors 25% Fri. & Sat. Select Items 50% 3299 Crawfordville Hwy.Approx. 1 mile S. of County Courthousewww.promiselandministries.orgTHRIFT STORE Shoofly pie celebration weekend Macedonia names winners of sports passes Macedonia Church of Christ Written in Heaven was selling raf e tickets for season passes to all local sports events for the 201415 school year as a fundraiser to rebuild the churchs sanctuary. Season pass winners were: Sirenna D. for high school; Linda Rosier for middle school; Mark Brand for middle school. The church sends heartfelt thanks out to Wakulla County School System, the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce, and the community at large for the part each played in making the fundraiser a success. Revival set at Hudson Park Aug. 25-30The End Time Revival will be held at Hudson Park in Crawfordville from Aug. 25 through Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Bishop Alice Williams of Charlotte Faith and Deliverance Temple invites the community, the young and old, to come out for this Holy Ghost Revival and receive a blessing from God. On Aug. 25, Prophet John Gardner will lead the revival. On Aug. 26, Elder Timothy Goodwin. On Aug. 27, Apostle Tony Sanders. On Aug. 28, Bishop Andrew Morris. On Aug. 29, Elder Lee Bohannon. On Aug. 30, Elder Mike Barwick. Christ Church Anglican antique quilt raf eChrist Church Anglican is rafing a full size heirloom quilt called Feathered Star. It is all hand sewn and thought to have been made in the late s or early s. The drawing is on Aug. 22. Attendance is not required. Please call Roberta Phillips 926 2458 for tickets. They are $1 each or 6 for $5. Shady Sea Baptist to hold revival Shady Sea Baptist Church in Spring Creek will be celebrating 70 years in the service of the Lord. We will be having revival services starting Wednesday night, Aug. 27, going through Friday night, Aug. 29, services at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, we will have a 10:30 a.m. service followed by our annual mullet fry / Dinner on the grounds, followed by a gospel sing featuring Revival Railroad. We would like to invite all those who would to attend. Our speaker will be Lindon Frost from Jasper, Ala. So come join us the Little Church by the Water with the Big Heart for God! Whiddon Lake P.B. will continue Friday servicesWhiddon Lake Primitive Baptist Church, on Whiddon Lake Road, wishes to announce that they will continue with the Friday night services at 7 p.m. If more information is needed, please call (850) 926-7561. Medart Assembly hosts Trading Closet ministryThe last Saturday of every month at noon, Emily Sellmer of the Medart Assembly of God hosts a Trading Closet ministry where families can trade clothes children have outgrown for other families clothes that t. The ministry is free. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to hold holiday craft fairSt. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will hold its 2nd annual Holiday Craft Fair sale on Saturday, Oct. 25. We wish to showcase local crafters. Anyone wishing to sell items they have created is welcome to join us. You will be able to set up inside the hall or outdoors. There will be free admission for all shoppers. For more information, contact Phylllis Berninger at 926-1453 or Nicky Lepp at 926-9750. Staff reportsChurch BriefsBy JAMES L. SNYDERPeople ask me questions all the time. Some of those questions I can answer, some I cannot answer and some I will not answer. I wish people would ask me questions I could answer and look good about it. However, it never happens. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage asks me questions all the time. After 43 years, I have nally gured out her questions. Most usually require one word answers. For somebody like me who spends most of his time preaching and writing, boiling an answer down to one word is something that is quite dif cult. The one great thing about my wife is, when she asks me a question, she does not really want an answer, because she already has the answer. I do not know how wives have developed this kind of intellectual mystique. I have just never had the opportunity to ask her. This probably would be the main question I would ask. Sometimes, living in the dark is okay. Some people ask questions to get information. Some people ask questions to show off how smart they think they are, which, merely proves how dumb they actually are. Do not let them know that I said this, or they may have some questions for me. Then some people ask questions in order to trick you. Questions are important. Sometimes my friends (both of them), will ask me a question. The primary question is simply, What is a shoo y pie? The trouble with a question like this is, where do you begin? With something as marvelous and wonderful as a shoo y pie, where do you start to explain all of its delicacies? To begin with, a shoofly pie is a slice of heaven. I am quite sure that in heaven at supper time there will be shoo y pies aplenty. I know quite a few Mennonite and Amish women who, I am quite sure, are in heaven, and if they are, they will insist on making shoo y pie. I do not know if it is in their genes, but I do know it is in their aprons. To start with, the bottom of a shoofly pie is sheer liquid pleasure. Depending on the woman preparing the pie will depend on how thick that bottom layer is. Once that is laid down, the next layer is a delightful mix of our and sugar and other secret ingredients. That layer seems to oat on top of that liquid pleasure. On the top is a crust of munchable delight that has absolutely no equal. Then, to set it off, there is a circular crust that holds all of this together in one magni cent pie. I am not a baker so I do not know how they put all of this together and then put it in the oven and then bring out this awesome, classical dessert known as shoo y pie. Some things are so wonderful that they cannot be fully explained. Personally, I would rather not spend much time trying to answer the question, What is a shoofly pie? I would preferably utilize that time delving into eating a shoo y pie. That is my greatest delight. Recently I indulged this marvelous delight in the center of shoo y pie country. Everybody knows that to be Lancaster, Penn. A conference was going to be there that I wanted to go to but I had many things that prohibited me from going there. All I could think about was the wonderful shoofly pies I could indulge in if I went to that conference. So, I worked hard to eliminate everything that would keep me from going there. Some things are, indeed, worth ghting for. About a month before the conference was to start, I had dealt with the nal obstruction and was able to make plans to go. All I could think about was, Shoo y pie, here I come. As soon as my ight landed, I hurried off to the nearest restaurant and indulged in my rst slice of shoofly pie for the weekend. I am happy to say it was not my last piece. At the conference, they had breakfast, lunch and dinner and for dessert, even at breakfast, was shoo y pie. I cannot tell you how many pieces of shoo y pie I ate, for the simple reason I cannot count that high without taking off my shoes. A slice of shoo y pie highlighted every meal. I am happy to say that they had more shoo y pie at this conference than I could consume although I did my very best, I assure you. I know that life sometimes has its hard paths and things can become very dif cult. That is why we need to have something to really look forward to. The writer to the Hebrews understood this when he wrote, Looking unto Jesus the author and nisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). Celebrating the delicacies of life enable us to survive the adversities of life..The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at (866) 552-2543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. OUT TO PASTOR In depth home bible studies are available 3055 Crawfordville Hwy.Sun. Services 2:30 orthoinfo.org/patientsafety The safest, most successful surgeries happen when physicians and patients team up as active partners. Which means plenty of candid questions and honest answers from each. Bone up on patient safety at orthoinfo.org/patientsafety. A public service message from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, reminding patients and doctors that communication is the best medicine. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 9AObituaries Michael Mikey Wayne Bradsher James Jeff Clayton Humphries Jr. James Jeff Clayton Humphries Jr.By TRACY RENEE LEE When people fail to prepare for death and nancial resources are scarce, the survivor will inevitably inform me that he or she will need to make payments on selected funeral services. It seems obvious that we will all die. Why then are there those, who refuse to plan for such an inevitable event? My funeral home of choice will provide an appropriate place to hold a funeral, employees to assist in accomplishing a proper funeral and goods and services that will provide dignity and respect for the loss of life. Like a mall store, that is the extent of how far the funeral homes investment reaches before they must realize a return of funds and a pro t. Again, I have choices. Either I can pay for my choices with funds I have set aside, which would include cash, life insurance policies and pre-needs, or I can nance the selected funeral items by enacting my established credit. I have two credit choices; I can utilize either my credit cards or the services of a different company, a nance company. Like the credit company, a nance company assumes an unsecured risk and charges interest for their trouble. Pre-paying for a funeral works in the same manner as setting funds aside for the purchase of a dress at the mall. Each month, one will deposit funds into an insurance policy that has been established for the funeral services they have preselected. It works exactly like a savings account, only better. If one fails to pay completely for his or her selected services before he or she dies, the insurance company will pay for his or her funeral in full. Assuming that the insured has been honest with their qualication status from the beginning. Of course, the insurance company like the credit company will add fees for their assumed risk. Why then should one purchase funeral insurance if either way, he or she is going to pay fees to cover assumed risk? One should purchase funeral insurance to protect their loved ones from the unnecessary financial burden and stress of paying for a funeral when they are in a vulnerable state of grief. At such a time families may be easily deceived, victimized into unnecessary expenditures or pressured into making decisions that they would not have made had they been better prepared. Decisions such as relinquishing their home or abandoning aspirations of higher education. The point is that if your loved ones are busy covering your expenses, they may not be able to cover their own. Do not be afraid to lose yourself in the service of others.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. Follow my blog at pushin-up-daisies. blogspot.com/ and Twitter account @ PushnUpDaisies, visit my website www.QueenCityFuneralHome. com or read my book Pushin Up Daisies for additional encouragement and information.Pre-need nancing for your funeral is smart thinking BEREAVEMENT COLUMN Our precious son, Michael Mikey Wayne Bradsher, 43, of Crawfordville went to be with his beloved savior on the morning of Aug. 15, 2014. Michael fought a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 15, 1970 in Miami. He was an Engine Captain and a wildland firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, Apalachicola National Forest. He will be missed by all who knew him. Michael graduated from Hopewell High School, Hopewell, Va. in 1989. He attended and completed numerous interagency classes with the U. S. Forest Service in wildland fire management. He was preceded in death by his father, Toby James Bradsher, Sr. and his brother, Toby James Bradsher, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Carol Ellen Williams-Bradsher of Hopewell, Va., and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at Lake Ellen Baptist Church, 4495 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville. In lieu of gifts or owers, please make a donation on behalf of Michael Bradsher to the American Cancer Society. Cremation arrangements trusted to ICS Cremation & Funeral Home, 357 NW Wilks Lane Lake City, Florida 32055. 386-752-3436 www.icsfuneralservices. comJames Clayton Humphries Jr., 82, of St. Marks, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in Medart. James was born July 13, 1932 in Fort Bragg, NC, and lived and attended high school in Mayo, Fla. He served in Korea from 1951-1952 and in Vietnam from 1965-1966. During his service in the military he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge (2D AWD), National Defense Service Medal, 6 Overseas Bars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korean Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, (2D AWD), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. He retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service. He has lived in St. Marks since 1984 where he was a shing guide in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. In addition to shing, Jeff enjoyed lottery ticket scratch offs, poker, shooting pool, and shooting bull with his good ole friends and buddies. Service and loyalty to his country was very important, and to show his loyalty, he was known to dress in his Army fatigues on Veterans Day and Memorial Day in honor of his country the Grand Ol USA! Jeff was preceded in death by his wife Joanie Estelle Dermer Humphries, son James Dale Humphries, parents James Clayton Humphries and Annie Pearl Covington, and brother Perry Layton Humphries. He is survived by his son, Charles David Humphries (Adrienne); wife Linda Humphries; grandchildren Samantha Jo Humphries, Shannon Humphries, Thomas James Humphries; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Karleigh, Bubba, Alex, and Carter; brother Joseph (Joe) A.T. Humphries; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friend Paula Bell. Graveside services with military honors were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Cemetery in Mayo, 206 Old Bridge Rd., with Rev. Charlie Walker officiating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded War Veterans. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home of Mayo. A Celebration of his life will be held following the graveside service from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the San Marcos State Museum and Park, 148 Old Fort Rd. in St. Marks, FL. You may send condolences to the family at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com.Michael Mikey Wayne Bradsher By BRAD JOHNSONBig Bend HospiceHave you ever wondered how some organizations leave such a lifelong impact on people? Most recently, one of Big Bend Hospices treasured pioneers passed away, leaving a legacy of labor and love with the over thirty year old organization. Jean Elrod was born in Sparta, Tenn. to her parents, the late Orbe and Irene Elrod. She received her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee, where she met and married Dr. Al McCully on June 30, 1954. Inspired by close friends, in 1963 the McCullys moved their young family to Floridas capital city, thus beginning Jean McCullys rich legacy with Tallahassee. A registered nurse and wife to one of Tallahassees most respected medical doctors, Jean embraced her new community in Tallahassee through her passion for volunteerism. As a founder and guiding force of Big Bend Hospice, Jean McCully was responsible for helping establish the mission of providing compassionate care to individuals with a life limiting illness, comfort to their families and emotional support to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you were to converse with anyone that knew Jean and her volunteer efforts, most would note her as a true servant, a strong catalyst for philanthropy or even a super-volunteer; but to Jean, she was just an ordinary person that always sought to help others. In addition to serving as an early organizer of Big Bend Hospice, Jean was also a longtime member of the organizations Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. She also served as president of Tallahassees Capital Medical Alliance, and volunteered with the Leon County Public Library, the Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the Tallahassee Garden Club, the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend, the James Madison Institute and Faith Presbyterian Church. Jeans relentless volunteer efforts made her a 3-time nominee for the Tallahassee Democrats Volunteer of the Year Award, and while Jean was lauded with such accolades her focus never waned away from serving those in need. Big Bend Hospice is appreciative of the monumental contributions that Jean McCully made not only to the organization, but vicariously to countless North Florida families that Big Bend Hospice has served during their most critical time of need. Jean McCully was an extraordinary person with vision beyond her years, and her legacy will leave a lasting impact on the families that Big Bend Hospice will serve for years to come. 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Page 10A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community Community ATTENTION WASTE PRO CUSTOMERS: There will be no changes to your solid waste collection for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Sept. 1. All services will be completed on your normally scheduled day. OPERATION SANTA IS HOMELESS. CAN YOU HELP? Do you know of a building or large house that is available now through end of December? Approx. 2000 sq. ft. minimum with heating and air is needed. OS will pay the utilities but has no funds to pay for rent because there are too many presents to buy. Please contact Janice Eakin at 524-1818 if you know of a place. SPONSORSHIPS are available for the rst annual RELAY FOR LIFE Harvesting for a Cure fall festival and chili cook off at Hudson Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Sponsorship levels are for $100, $300 and $500. For more information contact Marion Russ at 322-2652, or email email@example.com. PINOCHLE is a game of the past, one that came long before the electronic games of today. But it is fun and there are many people out there who would like to play. In an attempt to get to know one another, a double deck Pinochle Tournament is planned for Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. If you have played in the past and would like to do it again please call 228-9142 or 926-9254 for more information. The goal is to have a good time but there will be a $5 entry fee which will go toward a rst prize, second prize, and an Oh well, I tried prize. If you have not played for a long time or have only played single deck we hope to have a one day refresher at the end of September. The 2014 BIG BEND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL a one-day outdoor event in Woolley Park located on the waterfront in Panacea, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11. Submit your VENDOR BOOTH APPLICATION as soon as possible. Entry Requirements: We reserve the right to turn down vendors of certain products. We prefer original arts and crafts but we also accept food products (preserves, honey, etc.) and certain manufactured products. No ea market vendors allowed. For more information you can email me at rpinholster@gmail,com or call 850-728-2121 daytime only please. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will hold its second annual HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR SALE on Saturday, Oct. 25. We wish to showcase local crafters. Anyone wishing to sell items they have created is welcome to join us. You will be able to set up inside the hall or outdoors.There will be free admission for all shoppers. For more information, contact Phylllis Berninger at 926-1453 or Nicky Lepp at 926-9750.Ongoing announcementsBy CHERYL CREELSpecial to The NewsThe community is invited to NAMI Wakullas August program on at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at Wakulla One Stop Community Center, 318 Trice Lane, Crawfordville. We will present the movie, Depression, Out of the Shadows. This movie tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scienti c research and innovate treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease. Light refreshments will be served and the program is free and open to everyone. If you have any questions or need additional information about NAMI Wakulla, please contact our ofce at 926-1033, 2140-C Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville. Riley and Lorrie Harvey of Crawfordville, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Logan Elizabeth Harvey, to Eric Raymond Elmore, of Mobile, Ala. He is the son of Henry and Connie Elmore, also of Mobile. Eric is a 2014 graduate of the University of Mobile. Logan was the Wakulla High Valedictorian of the Class of 2011, and is currently a senior at the University of Mobile. A Jan. 3, 2015 wedding is planned at First Baptist Church of Crawfordville. By JENNIFER MCCARTHYSpecial to The NewsThe school has begun again, and so is the time for scouts. Even our local lion in the park is wearing a scout uniform. There are a couple of Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs in Wakulla County, many of you may have seen them at Friday night open house. The packs and troops are set by where you live and go to school. If you live in and around Crawfordville and attend Crawfordville Elementary you will be in Pack 5, If you live within the Medart District you would be in Pack 8. If you attend Riversink or Shadeville your pack is determined by which is most closest to where you live. Those interested in nding out more, please come to the Cub Scout Round Up at Crawfordville Elementary on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6:30 to 9 pm in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there. If you have ever considered scouts, I would like to tell you to check it out. I have been a Den Leader for the last year and it has been one of the most exciting and fun times I have ever had. Scouting is a family thing, we do things as a family, no matter what kind of family, away from technology and really being a part of our community. Participate in community food drives, build a derby car and make friends for life. Have a spot of tea Sept. 2Staff ReportThe Wakulla County Historical Society invites the community to a tea social on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crawfordville Womens Club. Members of the Historical Society, who are also members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be serving as hostesses, dressed in their period costumes. There will be vignettes of the past on display, as well as items from the Historical Society gift shop. Everyone is invited to attend and have a nice cup of hot tea and desserts while socializing with their friends and neighbors, said Helen Strickland, a Historical Society member who is helping to organize the free event. We decided that Wakulla County has never had a tea social before, so now we can get out there, have a good time, and let people know who we are and what were doing, Strickland said. Were excited about doing something different. Strickland said the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. allow folks with typical working hours to attend. Were using porcelain tea cups, and the (guests) can pick out type of tea, and well bring hot water and nger desserts, Strickland said. The event will also be an opportunity to learn more about Historical Society membership. Scout Round Up is Aug. 21 at CES Harvey Elmore EngagementNAMI to present lm Depression, Out of the Shadows at Aug. 25 program FREEThis Saturday, August 23WAKULLA ONE STOP COMMUNITY CENTER318 Shadeville Highway, Crawfordville (near Trice Lane) Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park invite you to:Our Water, Our Future: Wakullas Springsheds6:30 p.m. Meet award-winning nature photographer John Moran, co-director with Lesley Gamble of the Springs Eternal Project, and Dr. Bob Knight, President, Florida Springs Institute. Entertainment by Ernest Toole. Refreshments. 7-8 p.m. John Morans engaging program and discussion with Bob Knight about Floridas watersheds and springs. Do you know the boundary of the Wakulla Springs Basin? Friends ofWakulla Springs State Park REGISTRATION DATES: REGISTRATION TIMES: OR DURING OFFICE HOURS: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: REGISTRATION PLACE: 1. FLAG FOOTBALL: College Division AGES 5 and Pro Division AGES 80 COST IS $40.00 PER CHILD. Age determining date is 9/1/14. EXAMPLE: A participant must turn 5 before 9/1/14 to be eligible to participate. NO EXCEPTIONSWakulla County Youth Football & Cheerleading Association2. TACKLE FOOTBALL BANTAM DIVISION AGES 6 9. A player must turn 6 by 8/23/14 in order to be eligible to participate.PEE WEE DIVISION AGES 10 12. A player must turn 10 by 8/23/14 in order to be eligible to participate.COST FOR TACKLE FOOTBALL IS $85.00 PER CHILDAge determining date is 11/15/14.A COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED.3. TACKLE CHEERLEADING BANTAM DIVISION AGES 6 9A player must turn 6 by 8/23/14 in order to be eligible to participate.PEE WEE DIVISION AGES 10 12A player must turn 10 by 8/23/14 in order to be eligible to participate.COST FOR TACKLE CHEERLEADING IS $85.00 PER CHILD Age determining date is 11/15/14.A COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED.Anyone interested in coaching any of the youth sports are encouraged to contact the ofce. All volunteer coaches are required and subjected to a criminal history background check to ensure the safety of our youth participants.SATURDAY 8/16/14 and SATURDAY 8/23/14 8:00 am TO 12:00 NOON MONDAY 8/4/14 TO FRIDAY 8/22/14, 8AM 5PMSATURDAY 8/23/14, 12:00 PM MEDART RECREATION PARK OFF US 98 WAKULLA COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 2014 FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION For more information contact WCPRD at 926-7227 or visit our facebook page. -Wakulla County Parks and Recreation-
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 11ASpecial to The NewsWe the family of Mary Rankin-Blake would like to say words cannot express how proud we are of her accomplishment. Blake completed her Associate of Science Degree in Network Services Technology and earned ve certi cations as well (Information Technology Technician, Information Technology Management, Networking Services Technology, Network Administration and Windows Network Security). She is employed by the State of Florida as a Government Operations Consultant and devotes a lot of her time and nances to charities such as (breast cancer research, domestic violence, homeless shelter, Lupus Foundation, etc.). Blake graduated from Wakulla High School in 1994. She also devotes a great deal of time being a motivational speaker for troubled and at-risk youth. Mary is currently continuing her education and will also earn her Associate of Arts degree in Spring of 2015. She plans to continue her education at Florida Agriculture and Mechanical university to receive her Bachelors of Science Degree in psychology. Family celebrates Mary Rankin-Blakes accomplishments By DONALD GREGGSpecial to The NewsThis summer FIFA held the World Cup in Brazil. There were 32 teams from different countries competing for the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy, with the German team beating Argentina 1-0. The 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup nal was held in Miami this month, and the winner was Manchester United over Liverpool by a 3-1 score. These cups and competition showcase the greatest soccer/football skills at the highest level. The grassroots of soccer did not start at the top, but are the developing stages for many of the top players in the world. One does not make it to the top of any sport without a solid foundation of techniques, tness, tactics and mental preparation. This foundation is nurtured at the local level. Seeing is believing. In Wakulla County, the players are involved in recreational leagues, club competition, high school, and on. The Wakulla Arsenal FC has been an important aspect of developing soccer in our area. The coaches of Arsenal are Kenny Holcomb and Mike Vaughan. These coaches have been with the squad members for several years and have developed the boys as both players and human beings. The present team just completed a Disney Cup International/U-19 tourney and nished third in their division. The team is comprised of all Wakulla County residents and most attend WHS. The squad had 19 players with seven graduated seniors. The remaining players plus others will comprise the nucleus of the 2014-15 WHS Boys Soccer team. The seven graduated seniors performed well for the Arsenal squad, as well for the War Eagles this past season. The WHS Boys had a record setting season with a 16-5-1 record and a District Championship. The Tallahassee Democrat's All Big Bend Boys Soccer team included several WHS players. First Team picks were: Josh Vick (Sr) and Tyler Bennett (Sr). Second Team picks were: EJ Yeboah (Sr) Micah Gray (Sr) and Jacob Martinez (Sr). Honorable Mention: Tarque Humes (Fr). All of these players played for the Wakulla Arsenal FC. Jacob Martinez and Micah Gray will be attending Thomas University in Thomasville, Ga., to play soccer and attend college. Soccer is a winter sport at WHS. See Coach Wallace for further information and the necessary paperwork. Of cial practice for Boys Soccer will start in the middle of October. Be prepared for tryouts, both physically and with a physical (medical and with all paperwork).Special to The NewsThe Wakulla 10U Allstars recently participated in the Cal Ripken Florida State Tournament held July 10 13, 2014, and came in 5th out of 9 teams. The team went 1-2 for the tournament and while they came up short in their bid to win the tournament, the team played with heart and hustle, and left it all on the eld. The coaches and parents would like to send a huge thank you to the following sponsors who help them offset costs associated with making it to the tournament: Big A South, Centennial Bank, Crums Mini Mall, Armondi Roo ng, Lowery Masonry, Whites Plumbing, Wakulla Towing, Jackson-Cook, Winn Dixie, Sopchoppy Pizza Co., Tropical Trader, Blackwater Charters, Mr. Donnie Sparkman, Mr. Buddy Wells, Salty Dawg Construction, Gulf Coast Lumber, C&L Construction, Circle S Timber Harvesting, Ironhorse Equipment Service, Neece Tire & Auto Service, Noshoe Firearms & Accessories, Tallahassee Soft Wash, Mr. George Johnston, Ms. Mary Colvin, and Mr. Richard Wasser. Also, a big thank you to all of Wakulla County for your support!Special to The NewsFifty members are needed to make Wakullas NAACP chapter of cial. Email Wakulla SPEAKS! at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get your application. The deadline to ll out an application and return with payment is Monday, Sept. 8. How to turn in your application and payment: Place application and payment in envelope addressed to ANGINITA ROSIER, and drop-off at the front desk of the Wakulla Co. Public Library (Library closed on Mondays and Sundays; closes at noon on Saturday); Or contact Anginita Rosier directly: 850-556-7696; email: email@example.com; or nd her on Facebook. Dues for ages 17 years and under $10; 18-20 $15; 21 and above $30. WHS War Eagles Soccer News Special to The NewsThe exhibit featuring workers in Wakulla Countys maritime industry has been on display during July and August at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art. The Center, along with other area groups, have put together an event to celebrate local sherman for the last evening of the show. Come join in for this celebration and a last chance to view the photo exhibit in Franklin County of the Wakulla County Fisherman. See how they were captured in time through color print that has recorded the story of their lives during the early 21st century for historical purposes. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 23 located at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Arts, 86 Water Street (Corner of Ave. E and Water St.), Downtown Apalachicola. Live Music, Seafood and Drinks available. Visit us at wwwWakullasWorkingWaterfronts.com, www.HistoricApalachicola.comWakulla Working Waterfronts Apalachicola Exhibit to wrap Aug. 23 closes this Saturday, August 23. Pictured top row, left to right, Levi Anderson, Colby Zinser, Aaron Kinsey, Sammy Radabaugh, Kolten Langston, Briyaun Butler-Moore and Clay Sorrell. Bottom row, Haden Klees, Austin Hamilton, Chase Crum, Garrett McKenzie, Colton Rutledge and Brayden Lawhon. Coaches are Lee Rutledge, Scott Langston, Corey Crum and Josh Lawhon. Wakulla 10U Allstars place 5th at tourney Fifty members needed to establish NAACP Wakulla Chapter
Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comGetting Ahead in a just-gettin-by world By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.net Three women in Wakulla County are now equipped with the tools they need to overcome the tyranny of the moment, with help from the Capital Area Community Action Agencys program called Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin-By World. Emily Duglar, Tanya Robinson and Breyonia Hough were honored at a transition ceremony and luncheon at the Best Western in Crawfordville on Aug. 5. Community leaders were in attendance to learn more about the program, and hear the rst-hand experiences of the participants. The mission of the program is to provide a comprehensive system of services and resources to reduce poverty, empower low-income citizens with skills to become self-suf cient and improve the overall quality of their lives and the community. Hough could not attend the ceremony, because she was working, which is one of the programs objectives. Tim Center, executive director at Capital Area Community Action Agency, said the Getting Ahead program goes beyond the adage of giving a man a sh and teaching a man to sh, by ful lling immediate and shortterm needs. Getting Ahead is about teaching the person that they need to go fishing, Center said. Robinson said she rst heard about the program from a yer at a resource center and signed up. Actually when I started, I just wanted a job, Robinson said. In my mind, I was in a desperate state. I wanted a job, I needed a job. But after taking the class, I learned a lot. Now I think on a more positive level. Im more motivated. Im more determined. Robinson said a family services case managers Derek Sims and Melissa Watson of Wakulla and Jefferson Counties were instrumental in pushing her toward her goals. So at this point in time, I am going back to college, Robinson said. They encouraged me and pushed me to go back to Florida A&M University so I can complete my BS degree. I only have three classes left to graduate. From there, I am going to pursue my Masters degree in social work. Robinson started to cry when she said, I just want to thank them so much. I felt like I was just stuck going through a lot. Not having resources or friends. I feel better about myself. I want to thank them for pushing me toward my future. Duglar was next to address the group, and presented a poster board of her life and goals. When I started the Getting Ahead program, I had just graduated from high school and I was living with my parents. They were going through a lot, and it stressed me out a lot. I was going through an abusive relationship. During the GA class, I learned a lot about getting away from a lot of the stress that was bringing me down. I learned that if I want to be happy and successful, I need to surround myself with people who were going to lift me up instead of bring me down. I am going to get my CNA this month, and after that I want to go to TCC to get my RN. Duglar also became contemplative in choosing words to describe her long-term goals. I am going to give my children the life I never had, she said. The biggest thing I learned form the Getting Ahead class, was that just because youre in poverty, it doesnt mean you cant be somebody. So I am going to be me. Class members were given certi cates of completion, and gift bags. Watson said the classes have moments of tears, moments of joy and moments of realization. It takes them from that safety net theyre on, and helps them transition to a ladder that may not be so safe, Watson said. Sims said there is a wide range of discussion topics discussed in the program, like the hidden rules between poverty, the middle class and wealth; social capital, and changing your thinking. When they rst came in, they were all in their shells, Sims said. But as the class went on, they started opening up about a lot of stuff we didnt even expect to hear. Center said 22 percent of the population in the eight-county region of the CACAA is living in poverty. If you know folks who are ready for a change in their life, this is going to empower them and enable them to make those changes, Center said. Bring them on. Well take them. The next round of Getting Ahead classes are projected to begin in October. Call the Wakulla County of ce at 926-3122.NICOLE ZEMATanya Robinson and Emily Duglar, center, were recognized for participation and completion of the Capital Area Community Action Agencys program called Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin-By World. Family services case managers Derek Sims and Melissa Watson of Wakulla and Jefferson Counties served as resources and support for the women through the program. Souls to the Polls promotes early voting in Wakulla County More than 30 people marched from Azalea Park to the Supervisor of Elections of ce to cast early ballots as part of Souls to the Polls on Sunday. Though the Wakulla Democratic Womens Club sponsored the event, both Republicans and Democrats turned out for the walk. This is an amazing opportunity to allow the citizens of Wakulla County to come together and allow their voice to be heard through the power of voting, Wakulla DWC Secretary Nikki Barnes said. Joan Hendrix said she usually votes early in elections. I just like to get it done, Hendrix said. Im always anxious to vote, and its not as large of a crowd so you can vote quicker. Hendrix said her mind is made up before she arrives at the polls. I study the issues, and I know how Im going to vote. And waiting until the last day anything can occur. I dont want to take that chance, because every vote counts. -Nicole Zema PHOTOS BY NICOLE ZEMAThe group walked 1.2 miles to cast ballots at the Supervisor of Elections of ce. At left, twins Phylicia and Phillip Wright, 14, walk in solidarity, even though they cannot vote yet. 000IYBG
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 13Areports Law Enforcement and CourtsSheri s ReportOn Thursday, Aug. 7, a Crawfordville man contacted the sheriffs of ce about a vehicle that turned out to be stolen out of Gadsden County. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough discovered that the victim knew the suspect and just wanted the vehicle returned to the victim. The Gadsden County Sheriffs Office provided the name of the Havana owner and the vehicle was towed by Hobby Brothers for pickup by the victims. THURSDAY, AUG. 7 Verbon Dale Scott of Sopchoppy reported a vehicle burglary. A cooler was stolen out of the bed of the victims truck. The cooler is valued at $300. Suspects have been identied. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated. Michael Hurley of Crawfordville reported nding property on Mohican Trail. A weed trimmer was recovered in the middle of the road. It is valued at $350. The property had not been reported as stolen and the equipment was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Kyle Hanks investigated. Tamara Register of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The vehicle also contained the victims purse when it was removed from her home. A suspect has been identi ed. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. The Leon County Sheriffs Of ce recovered the vehicle and arrested David Michael Register, 20, of Crawfordville for grand theft of a motor vehicle. The victim allegedly picked up the vehicle in Leon County and it was removed from the FCIC/NCIC data base. Sgt. Danny Harrell and Deputy Matt Helms investigated. William Frank of Crawfordville reported the burglary of his vehicle and shed. A cell phone and tools, valued at $2,550, were stolen. The vehicle and shed were left unsecured. A suspect has been identi ed. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated. Luigi Caso of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief. A glass exterior door was broken. The door was valued at $250. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated. William McCallum of Tallahassee reported a criminal mischief in St. Marks. The victims motorcycle was damaged while he slept in St. Marks. The motorcycle suffered $700 worth of damage and other items were stolen off the bike. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated. FRIDAY, AUG. 8 Ashley Savary of Centennial Bank in Crawfordville reported a larceny, fraud and passing of a counterfeit instrument. A suspect, who has been identi ed, deposited four counterfeit checks valued at $8,500. The suspect began making withdrawals but the checks were returned from fictitious accounts. Deputy Vicki Mitchell and Detective Randy Phillips investigated. Paul Love of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. The victim reported the theft of copper wiring from his property. The spools of wire are valued at $4,190. A suspect has been identi ed. Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated. Beverly Blocker of Crawfordville reported the theft of jewelry. The jewelry is valued at $50 and a suspect has been identi ed. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated. Michael Greene of Talquin Electric Cooperative reported a criminal mischief. Talquin lost communications with a meter on Jean Drive and Cooperative of cials discovered the meter had been tampered with and damaged beyond repair. Damage was estimated at $140 and it was believed to have been caused by juveniles. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. Mark Barber of Crawfordville reported the theft of a pressure washer from his shed. The washer is valued at $250. The shed was left unsecured. Deputy David Pienta and Deputy Wade Wright investigated. Off-duty Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Azrak discovered a firearm while shing in the Panacea area. The rearm was located in the mud. The rearm was not loaded but was discovered to have been stolen in 2007 and reported through the Orlando Police Department. The firearm was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Matt Helms investigated. Audrey Chandler of Hibbett Sports in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. A male subject removed two pairs of sneakers from the store without paying for them and a female subject stole a package of socks. The property is valued at $215. Deputy David Pienta and Deputy Wade Wright investigated. Daniel Fairchild of Panacea reported discovering a camera on Mashes Sands Road. The camera was found as Fairchild walked his dog. The camera was in a ditch. The camera is valued at $100. The owner of the camera is undetermined and it was placed in the Property and Evidence Division. Deputy Matt Helms investigated. SATURDAY, AUG. 9 Clifford Ryan McMath, 33, of Woodville was involved in a traf c stop due to an expired tag decal. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. Marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle and the drivers license was found to be suspended. McMath was arrested for driving while license is suspended or revoked third or subsequent conviction and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. The marijuana weighed .7 of a gram. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy Matt Helms investigated. Deputy Anthony Paul conducted a traf c stop of a vehicle for faulty equipment in Panacea. Deputy Paul observed drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. Benjamin Luke Ivester, 18, of Panacea was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and he was given a verbal warning for the inoperable headlight. The marijuana weighed 1.5 grams. SUNDAY, AUG. 10 Deputy Alan Middlebrooks was called to investigate a disturbance in Crawfordville. A female subject continued to be loud and disturbed her neighbors after being warned by Deputy Middlebrooks. After repeated attempts to get Pamela Kay Schmitt, 44, of Crawfordville to quiet down and return inside her home, she was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. She allegedly pulled her arm away from the deputy several times while he was attempting to take her into custody. Deputy David Pienta also investigated. Teresa Taylor of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone rummaged through the vehicle but the victim did not nd anything missing. The vehicle was left unsecured. Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated. James Delong of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. The vehicle was left unsecured and $14 worth of currency was removed. A second unsecured vehicle at the home was also entered, but nothing was removed. Deputy Nick Boutwell investigated. Benjamin OQuinn of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone entered the victims unsecured vehicle and removed $405 worth of personal property and currency. Deputy Nick Boutwell and Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated. A 16-year-old juvenile was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash on the 1600 block of Wakulla Arran Road. The vehicle rolled over but the driver was not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated. William McCallum, Jr. of Crawfordville reported a vehicle burglary. Someone removed prescription medications from the victims unsecured vehicle. The medications are valued at $50. The vehicle burglary occurred at a friends home. Deputy Nick Boutwell and Sgt. Derek Lawhon investigated. Laura Taylor of Crawfordville reported the burglary of her shed. A forced entry was discovered. The victim reported the loss of shing equipment, electric stoves, an air compressor, garden equipment and other miscellaneous property valued at $2,470. Damage to the shed was estimated at $25. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated. Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Victoria Gale Boyd, 35, of Crawfordville was observed allegedly purchasing items in the store. As she was leaving the store she placed a vacuum cleaner and a soft drink in her buggy. She passed the last point of sale and was detained by store staff. The vacuum and soft drink are valued at $50. Boyd was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Ward Kromer investigated. Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Michael Preston Gambrell, 30, of Roanoke, Va. was arrested for retail theft after allegedly passing the last point of sale without paying for a cast net. The net is valued at $43. Gambrell was transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Anthony Paul investigated. A NOAA/National Weather Service weather balloon instrument was located at the intersection of Smith Creek Highway and F.H. 13. The instrument was collected and repackaged for return per the instructions on the unit. The instrument was mailed out from the Crawfordville Post Of ce. MONDAY, AUG. 11 William D. Chandler of Panacea and a 17-year-old juvenile from Crawfordville were involved in a minor traf c crash at the intersection of Taff Drive and Crawfordville Highway. There were no injuries. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated. Jimmy Calhoun of Crawfordville reported a felony criminal mischief. Someone poured syrup into the victims rider mower. Syrup was located inside fuel lters. Damage is estimated at $2,500. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated. Tonya Denis of Crawfordville reported discovering a bicycle on her property. The bike is valued at $150. The bike was entered into the NCIC/ FCIC data base as found/ recovered. It was placed in the WCSO Impound Yard. Deputy Matt Hedges and Deputy Ross Hasty investigated. The WCSO Narcotics Unit assisted the Leon County Sheriffs Office with a methamphetamine cooking investigation in Tallahassee. The WCSO Unit responded to the location to provide safe transportation of the chemical mixture. A one-pot cooking vessel was dismantled and deactivated. Additional chemicals used in the manufacturing process were segregated and placed into approved containers. The containers were transported to the WCSO storage facility according to DEA guidelines where they will be disposed of at a later date. TUESDAY, AUG. 12 Elizabeth Nellum of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim allowed a friend to use her vehicle, but the friend has refused to return the vehicle. The suspect has been identified and the vehicle has been entered in the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated a structure fire on Whites Funny Farm Lane in Crawfordville. An abandoned home on the property was fully engulfed in ames when Wakulla Fire Rescue arrived on scene. Fire ghters put out the fire but were unable to determine a cause. No signs of foul play were observed. Detective Richard Moon also investigated. Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A female subject was observed failing to pay for $100 worth of groceries. A suspect has been identied. Deputy Adam Pendris investigated. Kimberly Larue of Crawfordville reported a burglary to her shed. A chainsaw and hedge trimmer was stolen. The shed was not secured at the time of the theft. The chainsaw was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. The property is valued at $450. Deputy Gibby Gibson investigated. Gary Donald White of Panacea reported a vehicle burglary. The victim launched his boat from Sopchoppy City Park and later returned to his vehicle to find someone had stolen his iPad. The electronics is valued at $150. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated. Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. Store staff observed Synthia Ann Odoms, 32, of Tallahassee make a purchase in the electronics area and allegedly place unpaid items in the bag she received in electronics. She was detained when she passed the last point of sale. Backpacks, jeans and other clothing were recovered. The merchandise was valued at $85. Odoms was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft. Deputy Matt Helms investigated. Wal-Mart Asset Protection staff reported a retail theft. A female subject was observed allegedly pretending to scan items at the check-out area. Janel Louise Cooper, 39, of Crawfordville was detained at the last point of sale. Several food and beverage items were recovered that had not been scanned. The items totaled $47. Cooper was issued a notice to appear in court for retail theft. Deputy Matt Helms investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 1,077 calls for service during the past week including: 17 business. HARRISON BAIL BONDS850-926-2299Franklin County 850-670-3333Locally Owned & Operated by Mike Harrison Since 1995 3039 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordvillewww.wakullabailbonds.comA-AAA Special to The NewsWakulla County recorded its rst traf c fatality of 2014 Saturday, Aug. 16 when William Andrew Vincent Clark, 24, of Crawfordville died in a crash on Shadeville Highway near Powell Lane. WCSO received a call at 12:15 a.m. that a motorist lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the Central Baptist Church sign, overturned and crashed into a Talquin power pole. The power pole was broken and Clark and his passenger were ejected. Gabriel Denise Brown, 29, of Crawfordville was conscious and alert when she was transported to a Tallahassee hospital. The crash closed the highway for more than four hours as Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigated the accident. The eastbound lane of Shadeville Highway was opened at 4:33 a.m. FHP reports that the driver and passenger were not wearing seatbelts and alcohol was a factor in the crash. Lt. Mike Kemp, Deputy Alan Middlebrooks and Deputy David Pienta assisted with traf c control at the scene. Wakulla EMS and Wakulla Fire Rescue also responded.Weekend crash leaves one dead, one injuredSpecial to The NewsTwo 14-year-old Crawfordville juveniles were arrested in connection with three vehicle burglaries reported off Shadeville Highway in Wakulla County over the weekend, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel. The vehicle burglary cases were reported during the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 17. A victim on Grif n Road reported observing her vehicle headlights illuminated at her home as two vehicles at her home were entered. Shoe print evidence was collected at the scene and a dollar bill was also located. Victims on Eastgate Way and Midway Court also reported vehicle burglaries during the early morning hours. The victims on Grif n Road and Eastgate Way reported their vehicles being rummaged through but nothing taken. The victim on Midway Court reported the theft of a rearm, magazine and ammunition. Deputies tracked the suspects footprints and matched them to the suspects shoes. The second suspect was identi ed after an interview with the rst teenager and the rearm was recovered at the home of the second suspect. During the interview process with the teenagers, they admitted to going into at least six unlocked vehicles in the area. The juveniles also admitted to being involved in other vehicle burglaries that occurred the previous weekend in the Taf inger Road area of Crawfordville. The juveniles face charges of grand theft of a rearm, burglary and armed burglary. Additional charges are pending investigation of previous vehicle burglaries. 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Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comFrom Front Page Pearce credited the districts insurance consultant, Kevin Vaughn of Wakulla Insurance and RGVI, with negotiating down an original increase in health insurance rates of 9.9 percent down to 5.9 percent. It meant that insurance costs increased $580 for the family plan, and $355 for single. The teacher contract also includes payments of $1,350 for teachers judged as Highly Effective, and $1,000 for those determined to be Effective. Teachers will also receive a $200 bonus in November as part of the $57,000 bonus the district received from the state for being among the rst to step forward with a performance pay plan. Wakulla was one of 21 school districts around the state that received the award. Pearce said he was pleased to be among the rst districts to reach a settlement with the local teachers union. Theres nothing to distract from the start of school, Pearce said. Pearce praised the district negotiators, Chief Financial Officer Randy Beach and Human Resources Director Karen Wells for their work; and Wakulla Classroom Teacher Association President Missy Rudd and union representative Michael Monroe. In the nine years Ive been teaching here, weve never bargained a comprehensive package like this one, said Missy Rudd, President of the Wakulla Classroom Teachers Association. Its pretty sweet. We had a long, dry spell in teacher raises, about six years or so. But for the second year now, WCTA worked with the district to put as much money as possible in teachers pockets, Rudd said. Every dime is hard fought, well-deserved, and for time well spent. WCTA and the school district negotiated the contract in July, and the school board approved it this week. At the school board meeting, Wells noted that while last years teachers contract had been unanimoously approved, she joked that this years was 99 and three-quarters percent.New teacher contract rati ed PHOTOS BY NICOLE ZEMACrawfordville Elementary School students started the school year on Monday. Pictured clockwise from top left: Elizabeth Bertera poses for a photo on her rst day of kindergarten. Amariyah Donaldson cannot contain her excitement for kindergarten. Some students showed reluctance about the school year. Cy-Lee Cutchen says goodbye to her dad Hugh before heading to her rst grade classroom. Kiersten McCans takes a sel e with her dad Mike before the start of second grade. Meghann Graham walks her second-grader Evan to class. Dawn ReedRealtor, GRI 850-294-3468 ofce 745-8046 www.FloridaBigBendRealty.com Joi HopeBroker 850-210-7300Large brick home on 1 acre w/ brand new roof, 2 bedrooms upstairs, master down, and an ofce or bedroom in the garage that can be converted back to 2 car garage. Stainless appliances, privacy fenced back yard, huge shed, replace, and there is a sun room overlooking the back yard and a 42 foot wide front porch MLS # 248308 Call us today to see this home. Florida Big B end RealtyFull Service Real Estate Company including Property Management 14 Medallion Lane Crawfordville FL 32327 (next to Gulf Coast Lumber)DawnJReed@yahoo.com Joi@JoisHouses.com 20 Sarah Court Crawfordville $179,900850.224.4960www.fsucu.org to our S tylist T eam850.926.83192809 Crawfordville Hwy across from Hudson ParkRoot319.com A full service hair and nail salon. W elcomesWelcomes S onya Cutchins S ummer Zondervan 85092 6 8319 Ask About our Specials!Hours:Tu-W & F 10 6 Th 12 8 Sat 8 NOON Sun & Mon Closed Certied Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artisit. Stylist 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 ON AUGUST 26th RE-ELECT Rebecca S. BeckyCOOKSchool Board District 3Proven Experience: Full-Time Board Member Dedication: More than 6,000 Volunteer hours in Schools & Teaching Pre-K Music at both Wakulla Education Center & Sopchoppy Pre-K Fiscally Conservative: Operated School District on LESS Wakulla Tax Dollars each year since 2009-10.Keep Becky Cook Your Voice In EducationPaid by Rebecca S. Cook for School Board, District 3 Education commissioner visits Education commissioner visitsState Education Commissioner Pam Stewart visited Riversprings Middle School on the rst day of school, Monday, Aug. 18. Teacher Kelly Dykes invited Gov. Rick Scott to visit her AVID class, and the commissioner was interested in learning more about the program. Above, Stewart speaks with Dykes class. At right, Stewart is pictured with RMS Principal Michelle Baggett.PHOTOS BY WILLIAM SNOWDEN Please Recycle
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 15ABig Hearted Angels meet local needsBy NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.net Angels were not wearing wings and haloes, but redand-white T-shirts for the Big Hearted Angels back to school event Saturday.More than 30 volunteer Big Hearted Angels led 130 school-age children around Crawfordville Walmart to pick out school clothes and supplies thanks to the charity, founded by Trave Williams. This is the seventh annual event that supplies each student with $50 to buy necessities for the school year. Saturdays event was the largest ever for the charity.Williams said the inception of the charity came from a vision from God one night. He had started Christmas chapters in other communities, but the back-to-school event in Wakulla County is the only one of its kind. Williams said the event is not just about giving, but educating children on a litany of character-building attributes, like respect, budgeting and proper behavior. After the Walmart shopping spree, children, parents and volunteers returned to Crawfordville Elementary Schools cafeteria for an awards ceremony, speeches and lunch. Children were excited to spread out their purchases on the lunchroom tables and compare with siblings and friends. Trinity Seyboth, a fthgrader at Riversink Elementary, showed off her new binder, clipboard, notebooks, pencil holder, dry erase markers, shirts and hand sanitizer. But she was most thrilled with her new backpack. This is a gorgeous book bag, Seyboth said. Extraordinary! This was fun because I got to meet new people. Each year, Williams closely observes the children throughout the day, and jots down names of kids whose behavior is exemplary. The following year, those children are interviewed and recognized with a character award. This years character award recipients are Hayvan Parda, Mykel Keith and Shayaria Roberts. Riversprings Middle School sixth-grader Cierra Kent, who started her own campaign to raise $170 for the charity, won the overall character award. Appreciation awards were given to Wakulla County Schools Superintendent Bobby Pearce, Walmart Manager Richard Russell, and former Superintendent David Miller. Pearce said the school system is so thankful that Williams does this for students in his home community. This is a blessing to the community, Pearce said. Its another reason why Wakulla County is so unique, because of individuals like him who step up and do this. Adrian Johnson, a volunteer who works at Sopchoppy Pre K, said this was her rst year to participate. Its awesome what hes doing for youth in the county, Johnson said. Its really needed. Johnson added that the bigger kids were very helpful with scanning items and tallying totals for the younger children, keeping their budgets on track. School Board Member Becky Cook said she has enjoyed being involved with the charity program since the beginning. To me, its just a way to help others, Cook said. (Williams) has such a big heart, and a heart for people. Erica Williams, a schoolteacher from Virginia and relative of Trave Williams, spoke at length about how parenting is like the ingredients of a lemon pound cake. Trave Williams had words for the parents in attendance, saying that it is the parents responsibility to dictate to the child, and not the other way around. If you have a respectful child, you wont have to run to the jailhouse or the graveyard, Williams said. Start with your child early. Williams said he applauded the young people for being honorable and respectful. It showed your character, and thats what this is all about, Williams said. You can see what good character and manners can get you. Youll see how far it takes you in the world. PHOTOS BY NICOLE ZEMA See more photos at: thewakullanews.com RE-ELECTRE-ELECT No one knows Wakullas children like Ray Gray Which Ray Gray do you knowFor Professionalism, Hard Work, Dedication, and the Love for Children Elect Ray GrayPaid by Ray Gray for Wakulla County School Board, District 1. RAY GRAY FOR SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1 The Enthusiastic Professional Hands-on worker NEWExtendedSaturday Hours8am 3pmNow Accepting Appointments on SaturdayOpen: Wakulla Animal Hospital850-926-7153 W k ll A i l H it l 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
Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comThe thick summer forest foliage hides a wide variety of living creatures and plants in the rarely examined tree canopies. Wakulla Countys oaks, both deciduous and evergreen, are susceptible to a collection of knotty, hard tumor-like growths on leaves, twigs, and limbs. These plump growths offer a stark contrast to the straight thin twigs and branches which shoot off at angles forming a porous maze for supporting leaves. The bulbous lumps may be few and scattered or come in heavy concentrations. To the uninitiated these arboreal blisters may appear to be oversized and out-of-place acorns. In a thick stand of trees, it can be difcult to tell which tree species is producing these eruptions. The culprit causing these sores is the gall wasp, Callirhytis. Locally, the two tiny members of this insect family use oaks as an integral part of their reproductive process. The life cycle of these wasps is not completely understood as they have not been studied extensively. It has been veried the process begins when the female wasps emerge from twig galls in late spring to early summer. These females quickly lay eggs on the underside of leaf veins. Small vein galls appear within a few weeks in early summer with male and female wasps quickly emerging from the vein galls. Mated females then oviposits eggs in young oak twigs. Twig galls appear in the spring of the following year. Two or more years are required for the immature gall wasps to complete development in the twig galls. The galls provide shelter, protection, and food for the immature wasps. Inside a gall, the larvae are surrounded by nutrient rich tissues. As the larvae reach maturity small spines or horns become evident on the gall. An adult wasp emerges from each horn. These wasps are barely visible at 2 millimeters in length, which is about the thickness of a half-dollar coin. The wasps petite size notwithstanding, the individual galls can be almost a foot in length. The gall formation is a result of bark cell hypertrophy (over-growth) and hyperplasia (cell proliferation) after the eggs are laid. Individual trees or small groups of trees usually experience a slight to moderate infestation of these wasp galls, depending on the annual environmental factors. Widespread infestations are not common. However, severe gall wasp infestations have been regularly observed in several north and central Florida counties, including Wakulla County. Extremely high numbers of twig galls have occurred on thousands of laurel oaks in these locations. These infestations have affected young to mature trees in woodlands and residential areas. The overabundance of twig galls has results in notable levels of branch dieback, crown thinning, and in rare cases, tree mortality. Young galls are slight, tumor-like swellings of trees periderm tissue, the innermost living area of the bark. Bark color of young galls is a greenish-brown and bark surfaces are smooth except for protruding lenticels which act as pores for the tree. Mature twig galls persist as distinct bulges or form massive compound galls more than two inched in diameter and may cover much of a branch. Older galls become very woody, dark and discolored. The horns used for new wasp to emerge will deteriorate quickly as the new generations of wasps seek fresh branches. Most are never noticed while they remain hidden under Wakulla Countys tree canopy. To learn more about gall wasp in Wakulla County, contact your UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Of ce at 850926-3931 or at http:// wakulla.ifas.u .edu. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931. Hidden in the Laurel Oak trees of Wakulla County, gall wasp incubate their young in the trees branches and twigs. This gall has had wasps emerge from the horn-like tubes extending from the gall.Gall wasps create tumor-like growths on trees Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTO BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Expert physicians.Quality care. 2382 Crawfordville Hwy, Suite C, Crawfordville, FL 32308 | CapitalRegionalMedicalGroup.comRobert Frable, DOSpecializing in: Ofce Hours: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.Capital Regional Medical Group accepts Capital Health Plan and most all other insurance carriers.850 9266363 Aida Torres, ARNP Flu and pneumonia vaccination 20% OFF 2591 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville FLBadcock.com 850926When you OPEN a New Badcock Account Your Entire Purchase
The Wakulla news EXTRA! Green ScenePage 5B Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014Signed, sealed, deliveredWeekly RoundupPage 7BPage 3B & From Front Page You will never have to explain my actions to your children or grandchildren, Brock said. Gray expressed appreciation for Brocks integrity and intelligence. He then asked what can be done to keep improving the school system for the countys future leaders. This is one of the few places Ive ever been where there is a volunteer waiting list for the parents that want to help in our school system, Gray said. We have a situation where our teachers go to ball games even though their kids have already graduated. They go to concerts and recitals just to watch the children. Gray said his candidacy is not about the election. I dont want you to vote for me I want to be your school board member, Gray said. I want you to feel the same way I do. Cook said she has four grandchildren in the school system, and is the minister of music at Crawfordville First Baptist Church. She talked about the 6,000 hours she spent as a school volunteer, and has had more than 6,000 students in 20 years. Cook also touted the achievements of students, faculty and the school board. Russell said he is running for the District 3 seat, and not against Cook. Its pretty simple with me, Russell said. Fifty eight percent of my tax dollars go to the school system. Thats a concern. And 100 percent of my children go to the school system. Thats a big concern. Russell said there needs to be a parental voice on the school board, and said he wanted to see school grades raised. We need to find a path to success for that, Russell said. Weve got to get away from these standardized tests that are hurting our teachers by tying their pay to it. Russell said the school board members, not the teachers, should be paid based on performance, district school ratings and rate of school board levied taxes. He said he has no other interests than, my kids and your taxes. I promise you this, I would not be running for school board if I dont have kids in school, Russell said. Daniels said her four children also graduated from Wakulla High, and she has a grandson starting kindergarten. Daniels said she spent her entire career at Wakulla County Schools as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. Im really excited about the opportunity, because I love kids, Daniels said. Frankly, I love the kids in Wakulla County. We have special kids here, and a great environment. Daniels said she is an optimist in two ways she looks on the bright side, and is also a member of the Optimist Club. She said she is looking forward to continuing her service as a school board member. I know what teachers need in their classrooms, and I know what kids need, Daniels said. Ive been there. Ive done that. And Im looking forward to doing that again for yall. Savary said she, her husband and son are graduates of Wakulla High School, and her daughter is in middle school locally. See Page 2BCandidates share views at forum e six school board candidates By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.net Before the start of the Wakulla County School Board candidate forum, Republicans Steve Fults and Commissioner Jerry Moore presented statements to the crowd at the public library. The two District 4 Commission candidates will face off in the Aug. 26 Primary Election. Fults opened with his statement rst, discussing taxes and term limits. Wakulla needs lower taxes, Fults said. I will work to lower your taxes. When I attend budget workshops and hearings, and I ask for lower taxes, it makes me crazy when they reply, Sure we can lower your taxes, just tell us what services you want to cut. Well thats just simply not my world. Fults said in his manufacturing business, he has to nd ways to lower his expenditures and improve product quality and customer service, while competing with national and international manufacturers. Its called ef ciency, Fults said. And its the only way I know how to survive and be successful. Being wasteful cannot be tolerated. Our government can reduce taxes and increase services through ef cient planning and spending. When it comes to term limits, Fults said he was committed to only serving one term. Four years is a long time, he said. Ill work hard for you for four years. I will not allow in uence of running for re-election and special interests to get in the way of my decision-making. Ill check politics and ego at the door, and never lose focus of serving my boss you the citizens. See Page 15B LYNDA KINSEYRepublican county commission candidates Steve Fults and Jerry Moore are introduced by Wakulla News editor William Snowden.Fults, Moore give statements at forum FACT: Wakulla Countys School District has declined to a B rating for the second year in a row: Source: Florida Dept. of Education http://schoolgrades.doe.org/FACT: One half of our Elementary Schools dropped to C ratings over the last two years. Source: Florida Dept. of Education http://schoolgrades.doe.org/FACT: The Wakulla County School Board voted twice in the last 4 years to raise your property taxes, including the 2013 Special Election that resulted in a .5 mil increase. Source: Wakulla County School Board Meeting Minutes & Wakulla County Tax RecordsAs a taxpayer, and parent of two children in the school system, these facts concerned me so much I decided to run for School Board. I hope you and your family will support my eort to bring a new parental voice to the School Board. 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Page 2B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 thewakullanews.comFrom Page 1BShe has been a teacher for 15 years in Leon and Wakulla Counties, and opened Savary Academy six years ago. What began to really get my attention, being a teacher, I know rst hand the struggles that they face in the classroom, she said. I know the impact of the decisions that are made by faculty, staff, administration, and the school board, and at the end of the day its about our kids. Its about my kids and about my money. Savary said she started looking into things when she realized more than 50 percent of her taxes go to the school board, and questioning why certain decisions are made. She said she is especially questioning an administration retreat to the St. James Bay Golf Course in June. Candidates answered predetermined questions following the opening statements. WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO SERVE AS A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER? Brock: I have years of experience as a public librarian. That has been my lifes work. I have developed policies. I have developed budgets. I have implemented them both. Ive never had less than an A-plus audit. I have been a volunteer and substitute teacher in Wakulla County many times. Gray: I have a Masters degree and a double minor is business management and marketing. Ive been involved in school systems forever. I have had the pleasure to being parks director for 17 years. I also have the pleasure of being the community center director now. Cook: I have taught everything, including auto mechanics. Ive driven buses. Ive cleaned toilets. Ive laid sidewalks. I was also PTO president at Crawfordville Elementary, and utilized some of the strategies used at my church to bring classes together and make them more cohesive. I know about the policies, I know about the jobs, and I know about teaching. Russell: I have an educational background. But what qualifies me most, is my daughters go to schools down here. Your kids go to schools down here. I manage multi-million dollar contracts. I build international strategies. Thats what I do. But when your circle are your clients, and your clients are the kids, thats what qualifies you. Daniels: I know how school nances are administered. I ran school budgets for years. I helped to build on to the schools, so I know from a construction endpoint. I also wrote a lot of technology grants and science grants to earn money I have a lot of teaching in the family, so I hear the concerns of teachers out there. I am a good listener, and willing to listen to all sides of an issue before making a decision. Savary: First, I am a Christian and a mother before anything else. I am a homeowner in this county, and a taxpayer. My money is tight just like yours, and I am concerned about where my money is going. I started a school from absolutely nothing, with no administrative experience. I also have a backbone. I dont mind asking questions, I dont mind being the bad guy, and I dont mind saying no when I need to say no. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT? Cook: At Wakulla High were going to be redoing the track. Were going to be redoing the gym. The oor and the bleachers were put down in 1967. The air quality in our oldest building is very bad. It would cost about $4 million to replace the HVAC there. The other thing I would like to see is to expand some of the programs that help students get ready for college. AVID is one of those. Also, (more) funding to improve teacher salaries. Russell: My number one priority is to get some pay raises for our teachers across the board. There are opportunities where we can cut back. No offense, but administrative assistants and secretaries I do almost everything myself. I love the concept of the (Paraprofessional) Program, and you get some diversity, and different mindsets coming in. I know we cant build a new high school right now, but we need to be planning for tomorrow. Daniels: Making sure teachers have technology in every classroom. I think we need more guidance counseling back in the schools. We have a lot of stress with our kids and teachers these days with the high-stakes testing. The other thing Im concerned about as far as spending money is school safety. I think we need to make sure that our schools are really safe for our kids, and that the campuses are secure. Savary: We have teachers that are in classrooms that are asking for basic, simple things, such as copy paper and toilet paper, baby wipes and things such as that. I have to wonder why they have to ask for those things from parents. The money doesnt trickle down that far. We also have bus drivers, lunch workers and paraprofessionals that are barely making poverty-level (wages). And I agree with Ms. Daniels; school safety is important. Brock: In a perfect world, I would like to see our media specialists have more resources. My next concern is paying all of our employees in the school system a living wage. The next thing would be to make sure our facilities are going to hold up down the road. Gray: We need to get back into safety, where those buses are involved. Weve talked about things like vocational programs. Who would have known years ago that (welding) is one of the highest paid jobs in the country. I would say technology, but since we just added 900 new computers to the school system And counseling it couldnt have been said better. IS THERE A PARTICULAR ISSUE THAT MOTIVATES YOU TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION? Daniels: Im not a stay at home and enjoy your retirement type of person. I know thats what Wakulla County needs people who do love children. People used to say, youre nuts for doing middle school, seventh graders are so squirrelly. But I thought they were the best things in the world. When you love kids, no matter how needy they are, they love you back and appreciate all you do for them. Savary: My motivation is sitting in the back of the room. You dont get a do-over with your kids. Her education is of the utmost importance to me. I was realizing that the more we are spending on things we dont need, like special elections and golf trips, we are taking money away from her classroom and your childrens classrooms. Thats when I decided to step up, stop complaining about it, and throw my hat in the ring. Brock: We need to do everything we possibly can to make sure every single child in our county is being educated to meet their needs and help them reach their goals. Not every kid is going to be a genius, not every kid is going to college, but every kid has dreams to be happy, well-adjusted, productive citizens. I dont care where they come from, what they look like, what their potential may or may not be. We need to make sure we are reaching those kids and their families. Gray: I promise you I will never be satis ed, no matter how good we get, or how much better our grades are, no matter how much better our students do. Thats now the new level. I dont want to be satis ed. I want more. Cook: Keep the legacy going that we had for my children. My motivation, and my issue, is that we have just as good a school system for my grandchildren, and your children and your grandchildren. Russell: It is my children that motivated me to run, especially watching tiers in our school district drop down to a B, that was my concern and then it went to a C. The thing that really got me was the 2013 special election. When our school board voted in February 2013 to allocate $77,000 school tax dollars for an election that showed me something. That vote was a mere three months after the 2012 general election. THERE IS AN OFTEN VOICED PERCEPTION OF CRONYISM AND LACK OF DIVERSITY IN HIRING PRACTICES. AS A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND PERCEPTION? Gray: The most important thing that we can always do is that we hire the very best, most qualified teachers in every category, in everything that we do. There is a perception out there that we dont hire certain ethnic groups. We are looking for those stronger (college graduates) who are minorities. Are we going to hire them because they are a minority? No sir. Were going to do what weve always done, and hire the very best school teacher at the time. What youre talking about there is a hiring procedure handled by the superintendent. Brock: If Im elected to this board, I will do everything in my power to influence a policy that would allow us to actively seek people to make our teachers, administrators more diverse. I have talked to many parents, black and white, who feel like there is a problem with this. This is so that all of our children can see people of all different backgrounds and ethnic backgrounds doing well, representing them, working with them that its the way the world is. I am hot under the collar that it hasnt been xed before this. Russell: Perception becomes reality when it fosters and keeps going. I walked, I watched, I listened, I looked, and I did not see diversity. We all have to agree, we have to hire the best. Thats absolutely right. Weve got to look at the whole picture. What is stopping us? Weve got to listen to all facets of the community. I would look and see where we are, and where were going. Weve got to identify the problems to reach a solution. Cook: We do have a new diversity coordinator for our district. This person will be working with our teachers union. And we will have representatives from our teachers that will be going to all the historically black college (career fairs) in the Southern part of the United States. I wont say that theres a great deal of diversity. I do know we hired one black teacher. I met him I dont see color. I love everybody. Savary: At the end of the day I dont care what color they are, or what nationality they are. What is important to me, is that (my daughter) is getting the best education possible. I taught in a predominately black school for five years. I was the minority. I do think its important that kids, regardless of color, are able to look around and see people in positions other than a custodian or a lunchroom lady, to be able to aspire to. I have to sit back and wonder, why if you have someone that meets the quali cations, you arent giving them a shot. Daniels: When I became principal, the man I hired to be assistant principal was Alan Rosier. We were a really fabulous team together. I didnt hire him because he was black, that was a bonus to me, because to me it is important for our kids to have those role models. You need to see everybody out there as a leader so that you learn to respect people of all cultures. I can think of, off the top of my head, 14 or 15 minority people I personally hired at our school. I believe in my heart that thats what we need to do. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, WAKULLA SCHOOL DISTRICT MAINTAINED AN OVERALL A-GRADE RATING. OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, THE OVERALL SCHOOL SYSTEM GRADE HAS DECLINED FROM AN A-SCHOOL TO A B-SCHOOL. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THIS DECLINE? Russell: First of all, we should start looking at the 22 percent of the other school districts in the State of Florida who actually raised their district ratings last year. Lets nd out what solutions theyre doing. Now I really think we need to look at the standardized tests that are being mandated down by the government. Its hurting us teachers are having to teach to a test... Thats not fully capturing the excellent education they are getting. Its time for common sense and less Common Core. Cook: I can tell you why our grades went down. They upped the bar really high on the elementary schools. Last year Crawfordville was an A. This year they are a B, by a lack of two points. They made 39 more points this year than last year. But the bar had been raised so high, and (DOE) did it on purpose. My attitude is, lets have a test that starts at the rst of the year, with everything they are supposed to learn that year. You have a baseline Give that same test at the end of the year, and you know what that child has learned, attained and retained. Savary: School grades are compiled of much more than just a test score. And its on things that teachers and administrators have absolutely no control over. So when parents hear that their school has dropped to a C, they automatically assume that my kids getting a C education. Thats not always the case. They have raised the stakes, and Common Core has caused a lot of that. But remember, a lot of the schools did not drop. Daniels: I think you should compare a childs fth grade (test scores) to sixth grade, to see if there is an improvement. But thats not how it happens. We compare last years eighth graders to this years eighth graders. None of us learn exactly the same way. As an administrator I went and found a program SP Snapshot that was a database that took their FCAT scores and broke them down I could use that to know exactly what that child needed to learn what he wasnt getting to bring up that reading score. And I could tell which teachers didnt get what the standard was... You have to watch the data. And sometimes the data the state is comparing is apples to oranges. Gray: The teachers are tired of it. Theyre being nailed, no matter how well they do. Theyre worried more about keeping up with the records then spending time teaching the children. They want our children to do better. They set the bar higher to make the legislature look good. We have to work within the system we have. And thats what weve done. Well continue to do better. Brock: I cannot imagine how frustrating it must be to be a teacher in the State of Florida. To love kids, to love to teach, to work hard, and still be judged on criteria they have no control over. We need to be able to compare progress. But my feelings on standardized testing its a racket. Its extortion. You have to take the test to get the funding, and you have to score a certain amount to get the funding. Its a multimillion dollar business testing and prepping for tests. Learning is not just making a grade on a test. WHAT QUESTION WERE YOU EXPECTING US TO ASK, BUT DIDNT? Savary: The only thing Im surprised you didnt ask me about was the $6,600 trip to the golf course. Or something the school board was not doing at this time that I think they should do. Daniels: I thought you would ask more what kinds of policy making have I been involved in as an administrator and a teacher Ive worked on a lot of curriculum committees. Ive helped select text books. Ive helped to train and interview new candidates for the school system. Ive helped with administrative responsibilities, and helping as a team for our county to set goals and decide what we needed to do overall for the betterment of the schools. Gray: Two questions The first one, it seems like when yall vote, all ve are always yes votes, all the time. I learned very quickly, we have an open door policy in our school system. I go straight to the teacher (with agenda items received in advance). The second question how can you cut out 2.5 million in taxes over the last ve years, and youre still a high-performing school district? Brock: Whats the best thing that the school system does, and what are things we do the least well? The best thing we have in the school system is the involvement of the community and the family support we have in this county. There are a lot of things I think we can do better, but one area we can really work at is being more open, having more transparency, and having more community input on major decisions. Russell: What policies would you implement? I have basically two right off the bat the rst would be payper-performance for the school board. Tie our pay to it. Any (school board rating) below 60 percent, dont pay us. Also if you want to raise our taxes a quarter mil deduct that from our salary. I need to feel the pain before our taxpayers do. The school board meeting policy that lacks community input and leads to perceptions make it more like the Board of County Commissioners. Cook: I thought someone would ask about the referendum. Voters in 2009 voted to put .25 mils on themselves, that the state matched 115 percent. We got over $700,000, part of it being from the county, the rest from the state. That summer, right before the regular election, the legislature decided not to go forward with that anymore. But we were told they would consider continuing that because it was working, and there were critical needs for the money. We found out in January, after the general election, that the money was not going to be redone. So we had to go back to the voters, because we were going to lose all of that money. e six school board candidates LYNDA KINSEYAudience listening to candidate responses.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 3B & By JENNY ODOMSpecial to The NewsKaren Veal has transformed one of the bedrooms in her ranch-style home, off Shadeville Road, into an art studio. Unfinished paintings of all sizes are stacked, and leaning against walls. One corner has a lighted desktop with colorful containers of paint tubes, brushes in jars and watercolor pads, ready for use. Veal who is tall and slender, wears faded blue jeans as she leans back in a big leather chair. She has piercing green eyes, a wide smile and curly light brown hair. She is originally from West Virginia and explains that art class was always her favorite subject in school. I wanted to go to art school after high school, but we were poor, so I went to business school in Ohio instead, she says. She grew up in West Virginia, where her mother, and many in her family, worked for the Homer Laughlin China Company, which makes the highly collected, and colorful Fiesta ware. I grew up thinking that I was going to spend my life painting the gold rims around high-end China, she says. But instead, her path lead to business school, military service, and then to a long career in the legal eld. Her love of art took a backseat to her busy life, as she worked, had a family and raised her son, Travis, a Tallahassee musician. She and her former husband both served in the Air Force, so Veal moved around a lot. Post military, and marriage, she landed in Tallahassee and then eventually found herself living at Shell Point. It was here where she met one of the most in uential mentors of her life, well-known artist and teacher Nell Shulz. Nell was my neighbor at Shell Point and I learned that she taught a class at the re house (Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire Department), she says. It was supposedly full, but I went anyway. It is through Shulz that Veal has gained the con dence, and learned the techniques she uses today. Not only a mentor, but Shulz has become Veals closest con dant. Shes like a mother to me, a second mother, and my best friend. Now, she passes along the love of learning about art through working with students of her own. She has taught classes at the Wakulla Senior Center and at the ABVFD. My real love is teaching, she says. A lot of students think they have no artistic talents, but I make sure they have something to hang on their wall before they leave a class. I usually give them some of my supplies to take home in hopes that this will help them develop a lifetime love of art, she smiles. I hope to nd the time in the future to teach more. In the Air Force I worked for the Staff Judge Advocate, she explains. And after leaving the military, I have worked in law rms, mostly, since then. After working at the law rm of Holland and Knight in Tallahassee for many years, she has just begun a new job as Court Services Supervisor in Wakulla County. I am really looking forward to this new job, and not having to drive to Tallahassee everyday, Veal says. In her artwork, Veals subject matter revolves primarily around mystical themes fairies, angels, and mermaids. But she also creates landscapes and bright oral canvases. I prefer painting large, but I can get really messy on one of the acrylic paintings, she says. I also paint custom guitars. I have a few that my son has at his house and I dont think he wants to part with them. As for future plans, Veal says she is working on a series of paintings, with hopes of putting them into a gallery or gift shop. I am currently working hard at trying to get a few mermaid paintings nished in order to put together a show, Veal says. I seem to get about 95 percent done and then I go on to my next painting. Sometimes I have a few going at a time. I like to put them to the side and think about them for a while before I put the nishing touches on them. She says that it seems that as soon as she does finish a piece of work, someone wants to buy it. So she is working on building up enough work to have an exhibit. Veal also creates commissioned artwork for friends and clients, and donates some of her work to charities, such as the Alzheimers Association, for auctions. She has a website and Facebook page where people can contact her to inquire about pricing and availability. Veals future plans involve traveling, exploring and studying paintings by the great masters in Europe. I would love to take a trip to Paris or Italy with a group of other artists, she says, and I plan to do that soon. See more of Karen Veals artwork at her website, www.karensartstudio.com, or to commission work contact her at karenknight116@ yahoo.com.Karen VealWakulla artist creates mystical paintings, shares love of art Artists of WakullaArtists of Wakulla is a monthly feature that highlights an individual artist living and working in Wakulla County. 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Page 4B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 thewakullanews.comIt is a fact that our Wakulla County, despite its relatively small population in the state of Florida, has produced some of Americas nest citizens. One of those, who I would like to highlight here is Dale Langston, 92, who was born and reared in Medart, and now makes his home in Visalia, Ga. His nephew, my friend, Alan Langston, shared with me recently an article which appeared in the winter 2013 edition of Mature Living, featuring Dale, entitled A Great Flight. The information Im passing along herein has been taken by me from that article. I feel a need to pass that information along to probably a majority of our county citizens who did not have the pleasure of knowing Dale Langston, but who can now take pride in his accomplishments. Dale is de nitely one of Americas greatest generation and does not deserve to be lost in the fog of time as happens to so much of our history. Those of you who read this article and have an interest in preserving the legacy and history of Wakulla County, should seriously consider supporting and joining the Wakulla County Historical Society. This article, as well as the publication from which much of the information was obtained, will be retained in the archives of our Historical Society. During the Depression, Dale, as did many of his generation, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was working as a clerk at the 4th Street Warehouse in Washington, D.C., when, on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He had always longed to be a pilot, and on Dec. 8, 1941, Dale joined the throngs of many other patriotic Americans of his generation and began the process of enlistment into the Armed Forces. He was determined to become a pilot, but with only a high school diploma, knew that may be a dif cult proposition. He rst tried to sign up in the U.S. Army Air Corps (the precursor of the U.S. Air Force), but was told a basic requirement for pilots was two years of college. Fortunately for Dale, he learned that the Navy, which needed pilots badly, no doubt because their pilots were expected to perform the very dif cult tasks of landing and taking off from aircraft carriers, lowered their requirements by accepting high school graduates for training. Dale was accepted and joined in May 1942. He was one of 19 young men accepted in an innovative Naval Aviation Cadet Training Course in Staunton, Va. From periods of classroom training at Staunton and the University of Georgia, Dale began to actually get some hands-on training at Lambert Field near St. Louis, Mo. Their trainer aircraft, which were called yellow perils by the airmen were single engine, open cockpit, bi-wing planes. They practiced ying in two hour stints at high altitudes. The open cockpits gave them no protection from the extremely cold temperatures, and although they wore heavy gloves, the tips of Dales ngers would freeze so badly that to this day he still suffers the effects of frostbite on his ngers. Following about a year of training, Dale was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy in June 1943, and started flying the Navys F4F Wildcats out of the Naval Air Station in Green Cove Springs. He subsequently successfully completed his qualifications for carrier landings, and was cleared for combat duty. His first combat duties, from 1943 to 1944, rst with VC-12, and then with VC-9, were credited with destroying and sinking 10 German submarines in the Atlantic. As the war in Europe was winding down, Dale was transferred with VC-9 to the Paci c theater in 1945, in support of the invasion of Okinawa and possible subsequent invasion of Japan. This duty was very hazardous to all of Americas military since at this stage, the Japanese fought desperately as our ghting men approached the home islands and threatened the Japanese mainland. As we all know, their ground and air forces fought fanatically, choosing to die rather than surrender. The U.S. Naval forces had to face the dreaded Kamikazes, the Japanese pilots who would use their planes as human bombs to try to destroy the American ships. It was in the battle for Okinawa that Dale very nearly lost his life when a Kamikaze pilot rammed the rear of his FM2 Wildcat while Dale was concentrating on another Japanese plane. He was at 5,000 feet and by remaining calm, by the grace of Almighty God, and his training, he was able to bail out, opening his parachute at 2,000 feet, and splashing down into the Paci c Ocean, below. He was able to inate his one-man life raft and spent about four or ve hours in the raft, saved by planes from his squadron ring on Japanese boats trying to capture him, and, eventually an American submarine which pulled him to safety. There were other close calls for Dale while in the Pacific, including a successful Kamikaze strike on his aircraft carrier and his only crash on board an aircraft carrier while attempting to land at night during darken ship. This accident was after having made 190 safe landings aboard aircraft carriers. In a shadow box in his home in Vidalia, Ga., Dale keeps his World War II medals and ribbons, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, ve Air Medals, and two Presidential Citations for each squadron in which he served. When he enlisted, Langston was a 19-year-old boy. By the end of the war, he was a 23-year-old lieutenant commander (equivalent to a major in the other services). As with so many of his generation, Dale insists that he was just one of thousands who went to war, and he isnt all that much different. Following World War II, Dales adventures as a Navy pilot continued. He was assigned in 1946 as a standby pilot for the Navy Flight Exhibition Team, formed as a recruiting tool and to keep the public interest in Naval aviation. The original team was christened the Blue Angels after one of the pilots came across the name of a New York City nightclub, the Blue Angel in the New Yorker magazine. The team introduced themselves as the Blue Angels to the public for the rst time on July 21, 1946, in Omaha, Neb. As a standby pilot, Dale travelled with the team to Denver, Brownsville, Texas, and to the Southeast Worlds Fair in Atlanta. On August 25, 1946, the Blue Angels transitioned from the F6F Hellcat to the F8F Bearcat. Dale left the team in the summer of 1946 after his roommate was killed in a crash in a Bearcat. Later, Dale continued flying in the Naval Reserves, and was quali ed in Hellcats, Bearcats, F4U Corsairs, and Panther jets. After leaving the Navy, Dale continued his love of flying in his civilian career as a general superintendent and estimator for local construction companies, by ying a twin engine Beechcraft Baron between work sites. He did this from 1959 until 1993, when he reluctantly gave up ying at age 70. Langston had logged over 13,000 hours of ying, and except for his narrow escapes in combat, did so without any serious incidents. He says that that to this day he misses ying. We can all take pride in the accomplishments of our native son, Dale Langston, and de nitely list him among Wakullas Finest! There is so much more to Dale Langstons story, but I must conclude in the interests of space in our newspaper. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 5BBy LES HARRISON and SHELLEY SWENSON of the Extension Of ceThe hot and sultry days of August 2014 have chased many gardeners in to the moderate temperatures and sublime humidity of air conditioned interiors. Many vegetable plants would likely follow if they could. Most squash and cucumbers have succumbed to disease and caterpillars. Tomatoes have long since stopped setting fruit, in most cases, and even the grasshoppers are rejecting their few remaining leaves. There are, however, a few heat hearty vegetables which are still going strong and producing a bounty of fresh and tasty table stock. One of the all-time favorites of southern cooking, okra is producing more tasty pods as the mercury continues to climb. The origins of okra are shrouded in the mist of history lost. Some credit its start in Africa, while others believe India or other parts of southern Asia as the starting point. Whatever the truth, the plant grows well in the heat, sprouting fast growing pods at a rapid pace. While not disease or insect proof, this annual vegetable handles the summertime pressures of Wakulla County with barely any ill effects. While there are many okra cultivars for the gardener to choose from for home production, the most popular is Clemson Spineless. This variety serves both home gardeners and commercial producers who require dependable yields of both volume and quality. Okra grows well in the sandy, well drained soils of Wakulla County with little need for supplemental nutrients. The BB sized seed are easy to handle and will function well in garden planters with use plastic seed plates to inter the seed. Seed should be planted approximately 12 to 18 inches apart in about one quarter to a half inch of soil. Many gardeners will plant two seed at each planting location to assure maximum plant density, then remove the weakest seeding after they emerge. The seed are planted when the soil warms in the spring with May 1 being a good target date. Seed will emerge about a week after planting, but may be delayed if the temperature drops unexpectedly. The initial growth rate is slow, but once the plants reach 12 inches the growth rate increases. At about 60 to 70 days after planting the rst milky color blooms with maroon centers appear which heralds the beginning of pod production. During peak production during summers most intense heat, the okra plants should be harvested every two days to assure the gathering of small tender pods. Larger pods quickly become brous and lose their usefulness in the kitchen. An almost countless number of recipes exist for the use of okra so any culinary preference can be satis ed. Okra can be boiled, fried, pickled, used in gumbos and there is an ample supply of international recipes for the more adventurous. In addition to the taste bene ts of okra, this vegetable has many healthy attributes. Okra is an excellent source of ber, a good source of vitamin C, folate, calcium and potassium along with having antioxidant properties. There are two rows of okra in the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension demonstration garden. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to tour the garden. To learn more about growing okra in Wakulla County, visit the UF/IFAS Wakulla County website at http://wakulla.ifas. u .edu or call (850) 9263931. Les Harrison is UF/ IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson is UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Green Scene Green Scene By SHELLEY SWENSONWakulla Extension ServiceGREEN LIVING I watch with interest as states to the west struggle with a shortage of water. When will we be impacted more directly with water shortages? When I program on this subject at the schools and at camps, many children do not realize that there could ever be a shortage since they frequent the coast and see unlimited water all around them. While we may consider much of Earth covered in water, 70 percent is a good estimate, less than 1 percent of it is available for human use. Given the shortages that we are finding throughout the world, many of us should be looking at ways to save water. The average American family of four uses about 400 gallons of water a day as part of their daily routine. (Source: Environment Protection Agency) About 70 percent of that water is used inside the home during daily activities like showering, brushing our teeth, going to the bathroom, cooking, washing clothes etc. A dripping faucet of as little as 10 drops per minute wastes 292 gallons in one year. How can we make simple changes in our behavior to lessen the amount required? Repair Leaks. The average American household can waste over 10,000 gallons of water every year from leaking toilets, dripping faucets or other leaks in pipes at home and in the garden. Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth or shaving. Use the stopper one time while the faucet runs and realize how much clean, fresh water is wasted during these simple, but frequently done tasks. Take short showers instead of baths. The average bathtub holds about 70 gallons of water, while taking a 5-minutes shower uses about 10 to 25 gallons. Can you learn to limit your showers to 5 minutes or less? Install lowow showerheads that mix air into the water ow, like an aerator which restricts ow to increase the water pressure. For the best ef ciency, choose a lowow showerhead with a shut-off valve. This allows you to turn off the water while soaping up and turn it back on instantly without readjusting the temperature. Shower water use can be reduced 50 percent with a lowow showerhead and can save up to 20,000 gallons of water per year! Run the dishwasher only when it is fully loaded! Watch your clothes washing as well and use the same principal. Monitor your water level and make adjustments when necessary. Wash in cold-water wash cycles when possible. Instead of rinsing dishes, scrape food off. Compost instead of using the garbage disposal. Water your outside plants in the early morning to reduce evaporation. Check your garden hose for leaks. Close the water faucet when not in use. Harvest your rainwater with a rain barrel. Replace your old toilet, the largest water user inside your home. A constantly running toilet can use up to 8,000 gallons of water each year. If your home was built before 1992 and the toilet has never been replaced, then it is very likely that you do not have a water ef cient 1.6 gallon per ush toilet, which can reduce water use by 23-46 percent, compared to conventional models that use 3.5 to 5 gallons per ush. Check for toilet tank leaks by adding a few drops of food coloring into the tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the water in the bowl within 30 minutes. Please be reminded that this is a recommendation for a TYPE of product that may help you conserve water and energy; however this is NOT an endorsement of a particular brand. All of these tips not only help the environment but they lower your water bill. By making these little changes, all of us can make huge differences. 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Page 6B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 thewakullanews.comoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsIts still hot, but the shing is just ne From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL www.WakullaDiving.com Wakulla Diving Center, Inc. TO DIVELEARN Buy Your Scuba Equipment Here & Class Tuition is FREE!*2784 Coastal Hwy., Crawfordville850745-8208 2 Highest Rated Training Blended Gasses Scuba Equipment Sales & Service P.O. Box 429 Hwy. 98 Panacea, FL MIKES MARINE SUPPLY SEA HUNTBOATS www.mikesmarineorida.comMarine Supplies & Accessories (850) 984-5637 (850) 984-5693Mike Falk OwnerFax: (850) 984-5698 I didnt use to dislike hot weather, but I also used to be a lot younger. Until eight years ago I shed out of boats with a bimini top and rarely put them up because they were so hard to fish around. How I did it, I dont know, but I do know I will never have another boat without a T-Top. I always thought they would get in the way when shing but you learn how to fish around them. Besides keeping you out of the sun, it keeps the dermatologist from cutting on you as much. Captain David Fife said the reds are starting to show up around Oyster Bay Shell Point and he has been catching quite a few. David shes mainly mud minnows on the bottom and on occasion uses live shrimp. Dr. Phil Sharp and Dr. Joe Camps went out Saturday morning and started out shing the Ochlockonee Shoals for trout but said they caught very few and the ones they did catch were small. They came in and shed a rock pile and caught seven ounder and one nice trout. All they used was a 4-inch white Gulp. Dr. Sharp and myself went out to the shoals the week before and caught a lot of small trout but also had quite a few up to 20 inches. We also shed the white trout hole at the Panacea channel and caught a bunch of white trout but they were very small. There were quite a few tarpon in there that day also. The day before Dr. Julian Hurt and Richard Gardner fished near Alligator Point and Dr. Hurt hooked two fishing a fly and Richard said he hooked one using a jointed Bomber bait in blue/silver. Richard said they probably saw over a hundred sh. So on Monday I take Bill Birdwell over there and we have to leave because of the weather, just as the tide was getting right. We did see a few and there was plenty of bait over there. Quite a few reds are being caught at the mouth of the St. Marks River and the Ochlockonee Rivers and many of them are over the slot. There are also some big schools of black drum being caught around the oyster bar in the Ochlockonee and on the Clan Bar. The long bar in front of Shell Point has been producing lots of trout and ounder. The trout are hitting top water early and late and the ounder are hitting mud minnows and grubs. This is a very convenient place for shing from a kayak. On Friday Tom Riddle, Mike Pearson, Dr. Sam Dixon and Dr. Greg Anderson went offshore grouper fishing. They caught two grouper but Tom caught a Wahoo that weighed around 60 or 70 pounds and Mike caught a king that weighed close to 50 pounds. They were trolling in about 60 feet of water with dusters and had both sh on at the same time. When they gaffed the wahoo and pulled him in the boat the hook broke. Needless to say they were excited when they pulled up to the dock. The water temperature is in the mid to upper 80s and hopefully will start cooling down before too long. Flats fishing should start getting good again and hopefully we have a good fall for reds. Remember to know your limits and be careful out there. Good luck and good shing! Please Recycle SPECIAL OF THE WEEKALL MOWERS ON SALEYEAR END CLOSEOUT Special to The NewsThe Apalachicola National Forest is hosting a Walk in the Wilderness into the Clear Lake Wilderness Study Area on Saturday, Aug. 23, in celebration of the signing of the Wilderness Act. The Wilderness Act, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964, established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and bene t of the American people. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this historic legislation. To celebrate, the National Forests in Florida offered many events throughout 2014, which included interpretive hikes through selected wilderness areas, presentations and wilderness lm festivals scheduled throughout the state. Wilderness and Recreation Planner Haven Cook of the National Forests in Florida will be leading the three-mile interpretive walk on the Clear Lake Wilderness Study Area, located off of Springhill Road at the Trout Pond Recreation Area, on the Apalachicola National Forest. Everyone should come prepared for a day out in the woods, said Cook. While well be hiking on a at sandy trail, it may be physically demanding for some people, and our feet will probably get wet. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear; bring snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant and rain gear depending on weather conditions. Space is limited to 20 people and registration is required. The group will meet at the Trout Pond Recreation Area located on Springhill Road in Crawfordville, Fla., at 8:30 a.m. To register for the event or for more information, contact Recreation Program Manager Chandra Roberts at 850-926-3561, ext. 6509 or by email, email@example.com.Special to The NewsA large offshore bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, has been detected this month in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Last week, satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida showed a patchy bloom up to 60 miles wide and 90 miles long, at least 20 miles offshore between Dixie and northern Pinellas counties in northwest and southwest Florida. Recent satellite images have been unreliable due to cloud cover. FWCs Fish Kill Hotline has received numerous reports of a widespread sh kill. This week, K. brevis was detected in very low concentrations in several samples collected offshore of Pinellas county. Four samples collected inshore of Manatee and Sarasota counties and one sample collected offshore of Wakulla County contained background concentrations of K. brevis. No bloom concentrations of red tide have been detected alongshore or inshore of any of the areas sampled. Forecasts by the Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show slow southeast movement of water where the bloom was last detected. Additional samples collected throughout Florida this week did not contain K. brevis. New shing website meets I DoApalachicola Forest offers a Walk in the WildernessSpecial to The NewsFriends of Wakulla Springs State Park are now stepping outside of the 6,000-acre state park boundary. They have prepared free and fun programs that will bring some of the science gathered during explorations at the park directly to citizens. The FIRST EVENT BEGINS SATURDAY, AUG. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center, Shadeville Road, Crawfordville. Please invite your neighbors to become part of our community: aware, informed, and proactive in protecting our shared resource, Floridas water and particularly the WAKULLA SPRINGSHED. The event will address Floridas springs, water quality and quantity issues both locally and statewide. Presenters at the August event are Dr. Bob Knight, director of the Florida Springs Institute, Gainesville. He has collaborated with the other presenters, videographer John Moran and art historian Lesley Gamble to illustrate in an engaging way the seriousness of the state of Floridas springs. Come and meet the presenters at 6:30, followed by a showing of John Morans incredible underwater photography and lm called Springs Eternal. During the SECOND EVENT, SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Wakulla County Public Library, Medart, the program spreads outward from springs to the wetlands that protect and feed these springs. Entitled DO BLADDERWORTS MAKE A SOUND? , visitors will be invited to learn to imitate the rhythms of nature with Sandy and Sammy Tedder. Wetlands biologist, Katherine Gilbert of the Beechwood community, promises an up-close look at the ora and fauna of a wetland. The carnivorous bladderwort, for instance, snaps up the invertebrates in a wetland but can you hear that? Many of the larger mammals that feed on vegetation and provide an insight into a healthy wetland are called manatees. The LAST PRESENTATION IN THIS SERIES IS PLANNED FOR NOV. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Fort San Marcos State Historic Park, St. Marks, entitled WATERLOGGED, MANATEES IN WETLANDS with bio chemist Sean McGlynn. The more energetic visitor is invited on a field trip as part of the series. A TWO-MILE HIKE IN THE WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARKS RIVERSINKS TRACT (the entrance to the Riversinks hike is off the Cajer Posey Road entrance to Wakulla Springs State Park) takes participants past sinkholes, sinking streams and swallets. Springs Ambassador Cal Jamison calls this excursion: Passage Into the Underground: Swallets, Sinkholes and Springs, Oh My! Sign-up for the OCT. 4, 9 A.M. FIELD TRIP will be available at the two upcoming events. A video of the proceedings will be uploaded for all to see and understand the issues. For more information call 443-8143 or visit the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park Facebook page.Mark your calendar for Wakulla Springs stepping-out events Red tide detected, sh killed Special to The NewsFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff were at the worlds largest tackle trade show when it came to Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World, in July. ICAST attracted 11,000-plus attendees, all of whom were professionals involved with recreational shing. FWC staff took this opportunity to thank the industry for its contributions. They also highlighted the importance of recreational shing in Florida while showcasing programs that bene t Florida anglers and resources. Among these are the latest TrophyCatch website and a new I Do campaign. Recreational shing provides an $8.9-billion bene t to the states economy, which supports 79,200 shing related jobs greater than in any other state. Florida fishing license fees and federal aid provide critical investments to enhance recreational shing and boating. State statutes ensure revenues from fees paid by hunters and sport fishers may not be diverted to purposes other than the administration of sh and wildlife programs by the FWC. This is a guarantee that your license money will not be diverted to other purposes. In addition to fishing license fees, a percentage paid on the purchase of fishing equipment and motorboat fuels, and import duties on boats are placed into a federal trust fund administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. States and territories are then allocated their share based on the number of paid fishing-license holders and the states land and water area. Boating access and safety also bene t. Fuel purchases for boats are a major source of Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) funds, so 15 percent of those dollars go to boating programs. These include an average of 30 boating-access projects annually with local government entities. In addition, the FWC maintains more than 240 boat ramps statewide, and provides location and access information on about 1,700 public boat ramps (MyFWC.com/BoatRamps).
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 7B This past weekend was a busy one for Flotilla 12! We held the About Boating Safety class you have been reading about and had a safety patrol out of Carrabelle. Tim Ashley sent in the following information from the Safety Patrol: The crew of Tim Ashley, Raye Crews, Norma Hill and Dave Rabon, set out from the Apalachicola Waterway on a safety patrol in the Apalachicola River into Lake Wimico. This area is part of the Intercostal Waterway and is an important transition area for commerce in the Florida panhandle. While navigating, the crew reviewed basic training and sharpened their seamanship skills. They also visited the local marina and monitored for any possible problems such as leaking fuel and oil form vessels. The weather was cooperative and a good time was had by all! Flotilla Commander Duane Treadon attended the ABS class and submitted the following report: This past Saturday, members Ron Eudy, Mike Harrison, Chuck Hickman, Phil Hill, Mark Rosen and Duane Treadon along with an of cer from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission presented the Coast Guard Auxiliarys About Boating Safely course to eight students. This is the Auxiliarys premier safe boating class that prepares novice and experience boaters with knowledge from trailering, navigation, weather, rst aid and many more areas of safe boating practices. It is also recognized by many insurance companies who may offer a discount on boaters insurance for those who take the course (check with your insurance agent to see if you qualify). Sea stories and tales of mishaps from those teaching helped to enhance the overall message of be prepared for anything when out on the water. If you are interested in taking this course please email Flotilla Commander Duane Treadon at duanet@ uscgaux.net. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Auxiliary, check out our website at www.uscgaux. net then contact our Flotilla Staff Officer for Human Resources, Raye Crews, at Rayec@uscgaux.net or Flotilla Commander Duane Treadon at Duanet@uscgaux.net. If youre interested in a free vessel examination, send an email to our Flotilla Staff Of cer for Vessel Examinations, Steve Hults, at Steveh@uscgaux.net. As Sherrie says, Safe Boating is no Accident be prepared for the unexpected!a peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysLocal writers share their experiences UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton 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 Coast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD More on the Echinoderm Last weeks Natural Wakulla column by extension director Les Harrison had a very enjoyable piece on Sand Dollars, but there is another dimension in our waters. Echinoderms (called spiny skinned creatures), which include many groups of marine animals, are distinguished by their use of tube feet. They move around by hydraulically latching these feet on to the substrate and pulling. Some groups will also hold rubble or shells to their body thus providing camou age (a way to hide). Just pick one up (carefully) and look underneath and you will see small translucent tubes waiving around trying to nd a substrate to suck on to. This predatory group has no blood, relying on its Vascular Water System to multi-task. You know this group of marine invertebrates by their common name, such as Star sh, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, Sand Dollars and Sea Biscuits. Last I recall we have at least ve species off our coast. Divers are most concerned about the spines of the Sea Urchin because they can easily penetrate your skin and break off. Some, like the Diadema, a black long spined Urchin found in the Florida Keys, have ne spines that will penetrate through gloves and wet suits. Around here, our Urchins have shorter robust spines. Lytichinas is red, and found on sand. The smaller Arbacia is black and is found on rocks. In basic scuba class you are taught to maintain horizontal trim and not land on the substrate to avoid damaging fragile creatures and driving these spines into you knee (as happened to a recent student on the jetties in Panama City). Starfish are the stuff of countless beach combing, especially with kids. These ve-legged creatures are known to regenerate appendages when lost. Some have many more than ve, come in many colors and become ornamental features when carefully dried and mounted in sh nets. When diving the Antarctic, we called the local star sh marauders. They are very powerful, capable of opening clams and in our case, experimental vials, with ease! Sea Cucumbers look like the vegetable, but pull themselves along from the front. Like the Star sh, they eviscerate their stomach to feed. Unlike the Star sh, if threatened, they will eviscerate the sticky, slimy stomach at you. So here is another critter to just observe, dont touch. Sand Dollars, Heart Urchins and Sea Biscuits reside under the sand locally. They are not easily found alive unless you probe with a knife or gloved hand. These creatures congregate so when you nd one you nd many. Echinoderms are plentiful on K Tower, in 40-60 feet, 17 miles out from Dog Island. The urchins are on the tower, the sand dollars and biscuits are under the sand. But you can also nd them as fossils in the Miocene deposits in our caves in North Florida. As the limestone in caves is dissolved by acid rain, fossils drop from the walls and ceiling. I know of sites where the oor is littered with spines and tests (the body) of these creatures. We encourage folks leave them in place because they will collapse when removed from the water. Of course many of these ne creatures or their remains are washed in on the tide and become the treasure of many salvors.... Mark Rosen at the Coast Guard Auxiliarys Safe Boating Class. Ron Eudy teaches students about boating safety at the Auxiliarys boating class. 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Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 thewakullanews.com Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, August 21 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 8 a.m. at the Best Western Plus Wakulla Inn & Suites, 3292 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville. 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. Wakulla One Stop CPR/AED Choking Assistance class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (1 session class) by The Wakulla County One Stop Community Center, 318 Shadeville Highway. Register for class at 745-6042. WAKULLA CONNECTION CAFE is at the Wakulla Senior Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, August 22 Tys US TAI KARATE SCHOOL for mixed martial arts, self-defense, tactics and techniques. Free two introduction classes, $40 per month, and family rates. For more information please contact the Community Center at 850-745-6042 or Sensei Ray Tyree at 706-993-7140. 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 5451853 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. Wakulla One Stop Baby Basics Cycle classes will be held for two classes March 17 and March 24 from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. by The Wakulla County One Stop Community Center, 318 Shadeville Highway. Register for classes at 745-6042. Saturday, August 23 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 features fresh local organic and sustainably-grown produce. Saturdays 11 a.m.3 p.m. Downtown Sopchoppy under the giant oak. 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. ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP is offered by the Alzheimers Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church the SECOND SATURDAY of the month for a breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at Myra Jeans Restaurant in Crawfordville. Call Pat Ashley for more information at 9845277. Sunday, August 24 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, August 25 VFW POST 4538 monthly meeting at the post the SECOND MONDAY of each month. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. for post and auxiliary members only. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. at the 26 Walker Street, Panacea. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information. LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN will meet at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call 545-1853. YOGA CLASSES with Tamara will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. This is a gentle restorative class focusing on breath. ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP is offered by the Alzheimers Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church the FIRST MONDAY of every month, 1 p.m. Respite care is available during the meeting at the church. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at 984-5277. Tuesday, August 26 C.O.R.E. Challenging Obstacles Require Effort FREE Fitness for the whole family. Tuesday 5-6 p.m. at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center Contact 850-745-6045 or CORE at 850-224-1177. Tys US TAI KARATE SCHOOL for mixed martial arts, self-defense, tactics and techniques. Free two introduction classes, $40 per month, and family rates. For more information please contact the Community Center at 850-745-6042 or Sensei Ray Tyree at 706-993-7140. VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at 6:30 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, meets 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. 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. Wednesday, August 27 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS welcomes newcomers at 6:30 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call 545-1853. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS holds open discussion at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information, call 545-1853. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 8 p.m. at the Station House, 3106 Shadeville Highway. Call 544-0719 for more information. 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.Thursday, Aug. 21 WAKULLA COUNTY FIRE RESCUE needs you! Learn what you can do at a prospective members meeting at 7 p.m. at Crawfordville Fire Station, 88 Cedar Ave. We will provide training and equipment at no cost to you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 850745-8698 for more information. WAKULLA COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets in the Education Center of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This group Meeting is for men and women, regardless of the type of cancer. Spouses, Caregivers and Friends are welcome. For more information, call 926-6050. The CUB SCOUT ROUND UP will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Crawfordville Elementary in the cafeteria. The community is welcome to come out and learn more about scouting in Wakulla County.Friday, Aug. 22 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Wakulla vs. Chiles at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahssee at 7 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 23 WORKABLE SPRINGSHEDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, a free program by the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Community Center, Shadeville Road, Crawfordville. Share the wonders of the park and the surrounding springshed. Bring a friend. Monday, Aug. 25 NAMI WAKULLAS AUGUST PROGRAM is scheduled at 6:30 p.m, at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center. We will present the movie, Depression, Out of the Shadows. Light refreshments will be served and the program is free and open to everyone. Tuesday, Aug. 26 PRIMARY ELECTION polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To nd your precinct, click on the link under the Voter Information tab at the website: www.wakullaelection.com REFUGE HOUSE and the Wakulla Sheriffs Of ce will present a domestic violence and sexual assault training workshop called WORKING WITH VICTIMS from noon to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Crawfordville. Special speakers, and lunch. Please RSVP by Aug. 21 at 926-9005 or 745-7129. A RELAY FOR LIFE leadership team meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wakulla One-Stop Community Center. Bring a friend! Come nd out how you can have an impact on the ght against cancer. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Kelsea Clark at email@example.com, or 297-0588.Upcoming EventsFriday, Aug. 29 The MAGNOLIA CHAPTER OF THE FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY will host special presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 1024 of the King Building on the FSU Campus. This is a free presentation and parking is free. Come at 5:30 for refreshments. Saturday, Aug. 30 WAKULLA EQUESTRIAN FACILITYS FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER JACKPOT features a 70/30 payout, $500 added. Exhibition begins at 5 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. Arena fee is $5; entry fee $25; and exhibitions $3. Address is 1757 Lawhon Mill Rd., Medart. Enjoy consessions & silent auction. Admission is free. SOPCHOPPY OPRY and the South Bound Band welcome guests, The Purvis Brothers for the 7 p.m. show at Sopchoppy Auditorium. Mike, Frank and Wendell Purvis along with Ronnie Weeks and Myron Spainhour join the band for an evening of clasic country and Gospel music. Tickets $12. Call 962-3711. The annual NOMA COMMUNITY REUNION will be at the Noma Town Hall building, beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be at noon. All past and present residents and friends are invited to attend. Bring your favorite foods. Also, please bring a preferred beverage. Sodas, ice, cups, plates and utensils will be provided. For more information, call Ludine Riddle at 974-8438. Government MeetingsThursday, Aug. 21 The PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL will hold a public meeting at 3 p.m., at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce, EOC Conf. Room, 15 Oak St., Crawfordville, to assess the population status of all detention or correctional facilities. The TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a public meeting with the TDC Website Committee at 1 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Wakulla Inn and Suites 3292 Coastal Hwy., Crawfordville. (850) 984-3966. Monday, Aug. 25 The RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. at the Wakulla County One Stop Community Center, located at 318 Shadeville Rd. Crawfordville The HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE is holding a public meeting at 4 p.m. in the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Conference Room.Email your community events to firstname.lastname@example.org Email your community events to email@example.com Wakulla Fire Rescue Prospective members Cville Fire Station 7 p.m. Workable Springshed of Wakulla County Community Center 6:30 p.m.NAMI feature lm August program Community Center 6:30 p.m.Primary Elections in Wakulla County Your polling place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.ThursdaySaturdayMondayTuesday Week Week in inW akulla akulla W akulla akulla Aug. 21 Aug. 26NEW PUZZLE ROOM Have time on your hands? Enjoy a good brain teaser? Stop by the library and enjoy the new WCPL Puzzle Room. The Puzzle Room is a quiet place to relax and build some brain cells. Jigsaw puzzles, a checker board, and a chess set all await you here in a repurposed area of the library. Putting together jigsaw puzzles can reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, ward off memory loss, and improve cognitive function! If you have any puzzles that need a new home, please feel free to donate them. (Just make sure they are not missing any pieces.) CHILDRENS PROGRAMS RESUME AUGUST 26 Come join us for the fun during our weekly childrens programs. Book Bunch, our program of stories, music, and crafts for preschool children, resumes at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26. Book Babies, our program of interactive stories and playtime for infants, toddlers (up to 3 years old) and their caregivers, resumes at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27. These programs will continue through the fall. No registration is required. NEW COMPUTER CLASS We have a new computer class starting Tuesday, August 26, at 1:30 p.m. and continuing September 2. Microsoft Word 2010 meets two times for two hours each. Students learn to create, edit, save, and print documents in Microsoft Word, as well as explore such features as spelling and grammar check, auto-correct, and nd/replace. Preregistration is required. Please stop by the library or call us at 850-926-7415 to register for class or if you have any questions. FREE FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE Our movie for Friday, August 22, is a lm based on the bestselling young adult novel by Veronica Roth, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, and Kate Winslet. In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior is warned she that will never t into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all those such as her, Tris must learn to trust the mysterious Four. Together they must nd out what makes their kind so dangerous before its too late. This lm is rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; the movie starts at 7 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. FRIENDS FUNDRAISER Enjoy the World Series on a new Toshiba 50 inch LED at screen TV! Get your ticket to win one at the library. Tickets are $5 each or ve tickets for $20. The money raise supports childrens programs and other services at the Wakulla County Public Library, and we appreciate your support.Library News... RIVERSIDE CAFE ST. MARKS Stranger Than Fiction, Aug. 22 & 23 Public Address, Aug. 24 Rick Ott Band, Aug. 29, 30 Live music in Wakulla
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 9BBy BRANDON LARRABEETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Aug. 15 It might not have been the shortest special session in history that honor likely goes to an hours-long offshore drilling session that then-Gov. Charlie Crist called in 2010 but lawmakers who gathered in Tallahassee to address a redistricting mess didnt stay long. In fact, the session ended a little more than 102 hours after the opening gavel. And 48 of those hours were part of the weekend. With that, Tallahassee returned to its usual summer slumber. Crist swung by, campaigning to get his old job back, as part of a bus tour to tout his plan for education spending. The monthly jobs numbers were released, but largely remained at, prompting relatively tepid responses from both sides of the aisle despite a looming November election. BATTLE LINES By the time the week opened, there wasnt even that much suspense left about what would happen in the special redistricting session prompted by a court ruling on the old lines. A map released by GOP lawmakers was going to pass, and the only question would be how many Democrats would vote for it. The answer, it turns out, was relatively few. The plan (SB 2A) passed on nearly party-line votes in both chambers. The Senate voted 25-12 to approve a new map for seven congressional districts, with Democratic Sens. Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville and Bill Montford of Tallahassee voting with Republicans. In the House, Reps. Mia Jones and Reggie Fullwood, both of Jacksonville, were the only Democrats to support the bill as part of the 71-38 vote in favor of it. I certainly hope that litigation time is over and that fair voting time has started, said Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville. That was more wishful thinking than anything else. Prior to the vote, Democrats pounded the map, saying the process wasnt any better in 2014 than it was in 2012, when the last lines were drawn and when, according to a ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis, Republican consultants found a way to in uence the map-making. Such behind-the-scenes collusions violated the constitution as well as the publics trust. ... Nothing really changed in this process this time around which would restore the integrity called into question the rst time around, said Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, D-Maitland. Lewis ruled the original map unconstitutional last month after voting-rights organizations and some individual voters led a lawsuit saying the plan didnt follow the antigerrymandering Fair Districts amendments. In his decision, Lewis said lawmakers put too many African-American voters in Congressional District 5, currently represented by Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown, in an apparent effort to channel those Democraticleaning voters away from surrounding districts. The judge also found fault with an appendage of white voters added to Congressional District 10, now represented by Republican Congressman Dan Webster; Lewis said the voters were placed in Websters district to try to help the incumbent hold onto his seat. The Republican response could more or less be found in a brief the Legislature led with Lewis on Friday, defending the new plan. The Legislature acted promptly and in good faith not only to correct the de ciencies identi ed by this court but also to enact a plan that dramatically enhances both the visual and numerical compactness of the entire region, while protecting from diminishment the ability of minorities to elect their preferred candidates, lawyers for the House and Senate wrote. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Ken Detzners of ce told the court in a separate ling that any special general election to ll the seven seats couldnt take place until May 26, 2015, if Lewis decided to delay the voting to allow the lines to take effect. Voting-rights groups that challenged the districts, such as the League of Women Voters of Florida, signaled that Gaetzs hopes for the litigation to be over wouldnt be ful lled. We do not agree with the positions taken by the legislative defendants, the secretary of state or the supervisors of elections in their lings today, attorney Thomas Zehnder said. We will be ling our response with the court by noon on Monday. CRIST: GREEN FOR SCHOOLS, GREEN LIGHT FOR LEAFY SUBSTANCE Ignoring the primary opponent that hell face Aug. 26, Crist embarked on a three-day tour of the state, boarding a yellow school bus in an effort to school Gov. Rick Scott on education funding. Crist, a former Republican governor who is running as a Democrat, said more of the states surplus should be devoted to schools. We dont have a revenue problem, we have a priority problem in Florida, Crist said during a Tallahassee stop. The priority needs to be education. It needs to be our hardworking school teachers. But Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, pointed to a decline in school spending during the tail end of Crists term and said Scott had revived the economy to allow more funding for education. The reason that were able to invest more in education is because we nally have an actual leader in the Governors Mansion, not somebody that cant gure out where he lives, cant gure out what party he wants to be a member of and is generally, I think, someone whos rudderless, Gaetz said. By the end of the week, Crist was talking about something more closely related to afterschool specials than school spending: marijuana. He took Scotts administration to task Friday for using a lottery to select ve organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijuana that purportedly does not get users high but can reduce or eliminate life-threatening seizures in children with epilepsy. The best way to award any contract is to have a good, open, honest, competitive process, Crist said when asked about the issue Friday. I dont know that a lottery is the right way to go, frankly. It seems to me that people ought to submit their applications. They ought to be reviewed, thoroughly reviewed in a comprehensive fashion, and those that are determined to be the best are the ones that should get the contracts. Lawmakers gave the states Of ce of Compassionate Use until Jan. 1 to come up with a regulatory framework for getting into the hands of patients a strain of marijuana that is low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabadiol, or CBD. Meanwhile, former Gov. Jeb Bush, a national Republican star reportedly considering a run for president in 2016, joined Scott on the campaign trail for the rst time this season at the Homestead event. On Thursday, Bush came out against a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order traditional medical marijuana for critically ill patients. That amendment will appear on the November ballot. Scott has said he personally opposes Amendment 2, which has been heavily bankrolled by Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan, who also is Crists Morgan & Morgan law rm boss. But Crist on Friday called medical marijuana the right thing to do, reiterating his support for the amendment. I think its compassionate. I think that if a doctor prescribes medical marijuana to somebody whos truly suffering and in need of help, I think its a lot better than prescribing something powerful like oxycontin thats so harmful, Crist said. JOBS NUMBERS FLAT State unemployment numbers issued Friday didnt necessarily give Scott a lift in his bid for re-election, but they didnt hurt him either. Floridas jobless mark continued its steady run through 2014, holding at 6.2 percent from June to July, the state Department of Economic Opportunity announced. But the numbers indicate there were about 1,600 fewer people employed in July in Florida than a month earlier. Floridas private sector created more than 2,000 jobs for Florida families in July, bringing total private-sector job creation since December 2010 to 620,300, Scott said in a prepared statement. Every new job positively impacts a family, and todays announcement is more great news for Florida families looking to live the American Dream in the Sunshine State. That drew a rebuke from the Florida Democratic Party. Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele tweeted that Gov. Scotts email touts FL gaining 2.1k jobs in July. Only problem? FL lost ~3.7k in the same month, for net of -1.6k. The states unemployment rate, which stood at 7.3 percent a year ago, has been mostly at this year, wavering between 6.2 percent and 6.3 percent. STORY OF THE WEEK: Lawmakers approve a new set of congressional districts, ending a special session that began last week. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: I think its going to be the biggest yawner, and the only thing really to look for is, what is the margin for Crist? This is not the rst, second or third thing on anybodys mind. Screven Watson, a political consultant and former executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, on the primary between Crist and former Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, a heavy underdog.WEEKLY ROUNDUP (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Signed, sealed, delivered -Janet The Waku l la News For local news and photos For local news and photoswww.thewakullanews.com www.thewakullanews.com HOME COUNTRYWindy Wilson is a hunter for an audienceBy SLIM RANDLESEvery hunter knows places to look for in the woods ... places where game is more likely to be approached or surprised. Its that way with Windy Wilson too. Windy is a hunter, but he just hunts audiences, and he does believe in the catchand-release system. Only with Windy the release comes only after hes had his say. One of those places is a waist-high brick wall just outside the doors to the post ofce. Its one of Windys favorite ambush spots. The game traffic gets heavy there around lunch hour too. Windy waited until he had three people coming out at the same time. Hot enough for ya? he said, jovially. Not content to wait for an answer, he just dove right in. Memorates me of the summer of Hot? Ill say! Why, you know ol Miller had the dairy? Sure you do. It got so hot the cows decided not to give milk. Hard to get more than a quart apiece from them old girls and it tasted more like sour cream. Business liked to shut down comprehensively too. Everbody was down at Lewis Creek cooling off. Back then we didnt have the air conditioneering we enjoy today. Nossir. It was Lewis Creek or sweat, thats what it was and the danged chickens quit laying too. You see, when it gets real hot like that, nobody wants to work. Couldnt get the dogs out of the shade with dynamite and a crowbar! One mornin there, I went out to get in the truck and fricasseed myself a fourthdegree burn on my hand when I grabbed the door handle! Windy saw they were getting ready to bolt. So when someone asks you about a hot summer. Sixty-seven. You just memorialize that, will ya. Sixtyseven. And you can tell em I said so. Windys Words of Wisdom is an important part of the Home Country Hour podcast at www.slimrandles. com.
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Excellent ReferencesCALL 850-661-1312 5186-0821 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE Public Meeting The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Announces a Public Meeting discussing completion of a Basin Management Action Plan for improving and protecting water quality in the Upper Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs. August 21, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at Florida Department of Environmental Protection Bob Martinez Center, Room 609, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. The BMAP was developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with input from local citizens, agencies, and organizations. For more information contact: Stephen Cioccia, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400; Stephen.Cioccia@dep.state.fl.us or (850) 245-8513. Published August 21, 2014. 5187-0821 TWN 9/12 sales PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Public Notice is hereby given that the C & P Towing will sell at Public Auction, for towing and storage, pursuant to Florida Statutes section 731.78. C & P Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. To be held at: 3325 Crawfordville Hwy., at 9:00 a.m on the following 5188-0821 TWN 9/19 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Vehicle will be sold for towing and storage. 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NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DANICA JOHANNA BAKSOVICH A/K/A DANICA JOHANNA SPOONER A/K/A DANICA J. SPOONER CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 42 EIGHT AVE CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Wakulla County, Florida: THE SOUTHERLY 100 FEET OF LOTS 20, BLOCK OF GREINERS ADDITION TO CRAW5191-0828 TWN vs. Davis Jr., Aubrey E. 2014 CA 000013 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014 CA 000013 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FNMA) Plaintiff, vs. AUBREY E. DAVIS, JR. A/K/A AUBREY E. DAVIS, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AUBREY E. DAVIS JR. A/K/A AUBREY E. DAVIS 129 TAFFLINGER ROAD CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 OR 5410 EASTON LN NORTHPORT, AL 35401 OR 16 MEADOR DRIVE TUSCALOOSA AL 35401 OR 483 MEADOR DRIVE TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AUBREY E. DAVIS JR. A/K/A AUBREY E. DAVIS 129 TAFFLINGER ROAD CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 OR 5410 EASTON LN NORTHPORT, AL 35401 OR 16 MEADOR DRIVE TUSCALOOSA AL 35401 OR 483 MEADOR DRIVE TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HERBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 32, BLOCK Q, MAGNOLIA GARDENS, AS PER PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Brian T. Dunmire, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 6 day of August, 2014. 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. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Published August 21 & 28, 2014. B&H# 339715 5192-0828 TWN vs. Finch, Jeremiah C. 10000312CAAXMX Re-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.: 10000312CAAXMX CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC Plaintiff, vs. JEREMIAH C. FINCH, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed August 1, 2014, and entered in Case No. 10000312CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA COUNTY, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is Plaintiff, and JEREMIAH C. FINCH, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at WAKULLA County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville, FL 32327, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 11 day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: ALL OF LOT 13 AND THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT 14, BLOCK OF WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT FOUR, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: at Crawfordville, WAKULLA County, Florida, this 12 day of August, 2014 Brent X. Thurmond Clerk of Said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Chris Helms, As Deputy Clerk CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Danny Davis, Court Technology Office, Office of Court Administration, 301 S Monroe St, Rm 225, Tallahassee, FL 32303. 850-577-4401. 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Page 12B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 thewakullanews.com FORDVILLE, BEHING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE REBAR MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 20, BLOCK GREINERS ADDITION TO CRAWFORDVILLE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT ALSO MARKING THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF EIGHTH AVENUE WITH THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF JANE STREET (NOT OPEN); THENCE RUN ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY NORTH 72 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 49.97 FEET TO A 5/8-INCH REBAR (NO CAP); THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN NORTH 15 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 54 SECONDS WEST 100.00 FEET TO A SET 5/8-INCH REBAR (#7391); THENCE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST 49.95 FEET TO A ROD AND CAP LYING ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID JANE STREET (NOT OPEN); THENCE SOUTH 15 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 03 SECONDS EAST 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. commonly known as 42 EIGHTH AVE, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Kari D. Marsland-Pettit of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or before Sept. 21,2014, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 11, 2014. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable B.X. Thurmond 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, 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; 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. Published August 21 & 28, 2014. 320400/1212080 5178-0821 TWN vs. Fry, Manford Scott 65-2012CA000299CAXXXX 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. 652012CA000299CAXXXX BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MANFORD SCOTT FRY; LORI ANN FRY; 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 July 15, 2014, and entered in Case No. 652012CA000299CAXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida. BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is Plaintiff and MANFORD SCOTT FRY; LORI ANN FRY; 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 4 day of Sept., 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 37, WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 FLEETWOOD EAGLE TRACE MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER, GAFL807A/B57940-ET21. 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 15 day of July, 2014. BRENT X. THURMOND, As Clerk of said Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) 5179-0821 TWN vs. Tucker, Janie 14000020CAAXMX 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. 14000020CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JANIE TUCKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANIE TUCKER; 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 July 15, 2014, and entered in Case No. 14000020CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and JANIE TUCKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANIE TUCKER; 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 4 day of Sept., 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 21, BLOCK 49, OF WAKULLA GARDENS, UNIT 5, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 56 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 15 day of July, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Published August 14 & 21, 2014 13-07657 5180-0821 TWN vs. Hartsfield, Eddy 2013-406-CA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-406-CA DEAN A. VEENSTRA and KAREN C. VEENSTRA, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, vs. EDDY HARTSFIELD and GLORIA HARTSFIELD, Husband and Wife; ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST AND UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IF ANY, JANE DOE AND JOHN DOE, IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered July 15, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Wakulla County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., EST, on September 4, 2014, at the Front Door of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida, the property situated in Wakulla County, Florida described as: Lots 25 and 26, Block 52, of WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 5, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 56, 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. Witness my Hand and the seal of this Court, this 24th day of July, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Glenda Porter, Deputy Clerk Frances Casey Lowe, Esq.; Jennifer Sullivan Davis, Esq. Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A. 1983 Centre Pointe Blvd., Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32308 NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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 Evelyn Evans, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 at 850-926-0335 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. Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 5181-0821 TWN vs. Ard Sr., Aubry J. 13-31-CA Notice of Rescheduled Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 13-31-CA DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. AUBRY J. ARD, SR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 2, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13-31-CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Aubry J. Ard, Sr. also known as Aubrey J. Ard also known as Aubry J. Arda, Jennifer M. Ard, Tina M. Ard, Janet M. Ard, Tenant #1, Tenant #2, The Unknown Spouse of Aubry J. Ard, Sr. also known as Aubrey J. Ard also known as Aubry J. Arda, The Unknown Spouse of Jennifer M. Ard, The Unknown Spouse of Tina M. Ard, 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 11:00AM EST on the 4th day of Sept., 2014, the following de5184-0821 TWN vs. Windsor, Robert C. 14000145CAAXMX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 14000145CAAXMX ONEWEST BANK N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT C. WINDSOR A/K/A ROBERT C. WINDSOR, SR. A/K/A ROBERT CLIFTON WINDSOR SR., DECEASED, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION -CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT C. WINDSOR A/K/A ROBERT C. WINDSOR, SR. A/K/A ROBERT CLIFTON WINDSOR SR., 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. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: Commence at a broken concrete monument marking the Southeast corner of Section 29 (also being the Southwest corner of Section 28) Township 2 South, Range 1 East, Wakulla County, Florida and thence run North 89 degrees 38 minutes 26 seconds West along the South boundary of said Section 29 a distance of 1338.20 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 23 minutes 01 seconds East 26.00 feet to the Northerly right-of-way boundary of Ace High Stables Road for the Point of Beginning. From said Point of Beginning continue North 00 degrees 23 minutes 01 seconds East 366.18 feet, thence run South 89 degrees 07 minutes 23 seconds East 287.95 feet, thence run North 00 degrees 54 minutes 02 seconds East 149.76 feet, thence run South 89 degrees 04 minutes 43 seconds East 312.55 feet to the Northwesterly right-of-way boundary of said Ace High Stables Road, said point lying on a curve concave to the Southeasterly, thence run along said right-of-way boundary as follows: Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 137.32 feet thru a central angle of 05 degrees 50 minutes 14 seconds for an arc distance of 13.99 feet, the chord of said arc being South 45 degrees 28 minutes 14 seconds West 13.98 feet; thence South 42 degrees 33 minutes 08 seconds West 537.01 feet to a point of curve to the right, thence Southwesterly along said curve with a radius of 86.75 feet thru a central angle of 47 degrees 49 minutes 53 seconds for an arc distance of 72.42 feet, thence North 89 degrees 36 minutes 59 seconds West 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 3.37 acres, more or less. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before Sept. 15, 2014 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of 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 filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at Wakulla County, Florida, this 7th day of Aug., 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: Chris Helms, DEPUTY CLERK Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 14-59462 5185-0911 TWN vs. Revell, George N. Estate 2014-CA-165 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014-CA-165 LAWRENCE B. MOORE, JR., LISA A. REVELL, T.L. STRICKLAND, and ALICE MARIE REVELL, Plaintiffs, vs. ESTATE OF GEORGE N. REVELL, ESTATE OF NELL M. REVELL, ROY N. REVELL, JAMES M. REVELL, GEORGE P. REVELL, BRENDA F. LASSITER, LISA M. WALKER, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GEORGE N. REVELL, AND KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF NELL M. REVELL, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTATE OF GEORGE N. REVELL, ESTATE OF NELL M. REVELL, ROY N. REVELL, JAMES M. REVELL, GEORGE P. REVELL, BRENDA F. LASSITER, LISA M. WALKER, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF GEORGE N. REVELL, AND KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF NELL M. REVELL YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action seeking determination of beneficiaries, declaratory relief and partition of real property encumbering three (3) parcels of real property located in Wakulla County, Florida as described in Exhibit A and Exhibit B attached hereto has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Frances Casey Lowe and Jaken E. Roane, Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is 1983 Centre Pointe Boulevard, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32308-7823, on or before a date not less than 30 days after the first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated: August 6, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A PARCEL 1 BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION TWELVE (12), TOWNSHIP FIVE SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST AND RUN EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 THE DISTANCE OF 845, THENCE RUN NORTH 176 FEET, THENCE RUN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AT AN ANGLE SO THAT THE DISTANCE TO THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THE COMMUNITY ROAD LEADING SOUTH FROM THE TOWN OF SOPCHOPPY DOWN THE EAST SIDE OF THE SOPCHOPPY RIVER WILL BE 845 FEET, TO THE EASTERN BOUNDARY LOINE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID ROAD, THENCE RUN IN SOUTH-WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SAID COMMUNITY ROAD, THE DISTANCE OF 353 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS ONE ACRE OF LAND LYING IMMEDIATELY IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER SAID SECTION TWELVE, TOWNSHIP FIVE SOUTH, RANGE THREE WEST, CONVEYED TO HARDY REVELL BY MARY CRUM BY DEED DATED NOVEMBER 8, 1937, AND RECORDED ON PAGE 210 OF DEED BOOK 32 OF THE PUBLIC IS RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CONTAINING 5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 2 BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF HARDY REVELLS YARD RUNNING SOUTH ONE HUNDRED (100) FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE EAST FIVE HUNDRED NINTY FEET (590) TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE NORTH ONE HUNDRED FEET (100) TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE WEST FIVE HUNDRED NINTY FEET (590) TO PLACE OF BEGINNING, ALL BEING IN SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP FIVE SOUTH, RANGE THREE WEST, CONTAINING 1.33 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL 3 THE NORTH WEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE NORTH WEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) AND ALL OF THAT PART OF THE NORTH ONE HALF OF THE NORTH EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTH WEST QUARTER (N 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4) LYING WEST OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF THE GEORGIA, FLORIDA AND ALABAMA R. WY IN SECTION THIRTEEN (SEC.13) TOWNSHIP FIVE SOUTH, OF RANGE THREE WEST (TSS, R3W) CONTAINING IN ALL FORTY THREE AND ONE HALF (43 AND 1/2) ACRES MORE OR LESS, ALSO NORTH WEST (NW) QUARTER (1/4) OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 3 WEST, CONTAINING 43.50 ACRES MORE OR LESS. EXHIBIT B 5.02 ACRES PARCEL #1 Commence at a nail and cap marking the Northwest corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 3 West Wakulla County, Florida also being the Southwest corner of Section 12, Township 5 South, Range 3 West Wakulla County, Florida; thence run 5189-0828 TWN vs. Noel, Ronald L. 13000401CAAXMX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 13000401CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. RONALD L. NOEL; MARTHA NOEL; THE REFUGE AT PANACEA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION a/k/a THE REFUGE AT PANACEA OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION -CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: The Refuge at Panacea Homeowners Association, Inc. a/k/a The Refuge at Panacea Owners Association, Inc. which last known business address is: C/O MARY ELLEN DAVIS, ESQ., R.A., 17 HIGH DRIVE, SUITE C, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 THE CORPORATION IS EHREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 44 OF THE REFUGE AT PANACEA, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 18-22 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: Frogs Beckon Ct. Panacea, FL 32346 has been filed against the corporation and the corporation is required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP. Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is One East Broward Blvd., Suite 1111, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 on or before September 21, 2014, (no later than 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice of action) and file the original with the clerk of 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 filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at WAKULLA County, Florida, this 12 day of August, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) BY: /s/ Chris Helms, DEPUTY CLERK 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, telephone (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. Published August 21 & 28, 2014. North 89 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West 19.79 feet to an iron pipe said point lying on the Easterly maintained right of way of Park Avenue, said point also being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said POINT OF BEGINNING and said maintained right of way run along the Southerly boundary line of said Section 12 and the Northerly boundary line of said Section 13, South 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds East 590.00 feet to a re-bar; thence run South 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds East 235.13 feet to a concrete monument; thence leaving said Southerly and said Northerly boundary lines run North 00 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds East 176.00 feet; thence run North 77 degrees 46 minutes 59 seconds West 849.00 feet to a point lying on the Easterly maintained right of way of said Park Avenue; thence run South 00 degrees 38 minutes 46 seconds East along said Easterly maintained right of way for a distance of 353.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 5.02 acres more or less. 1.35 ACRES PARCEL #2 Commence at a nail and cap marking the Northwest corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 3 West Wakulla County, Florida also being the Southwest corner of Section 12, Township 5 South, Range 3 West Wakulla County, Florida; thence run North 89 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West 19.79 feet to an iron pipe said point lying on the Easterly maintained right of way of Park Avenue, said point also being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said POINT OF BEGINNING and said maintained right of way run along the Southerly boundary line of said Section 12, and the Northerly boundary line of said Section 13, South 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds East 590.00 feet to a re-bar; thence leaving said Southerly and said Northerly boundary lines run South 00 degrees 10 minutes 08 seconds West 100.00 feet to a re-bar; thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds West 590.00 feet to a re-bar; thence run North 00 degrees 10 minutes 08 seconds East 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 1.35 acres more or less. 41.70 ACRES PARCEL #3 Begin at the Northwest corner of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 3 West Wakulla County, Florida also being the Southwest corner of Section 12, Township 5 South, Range 3 West Wakulla County, Florida, said point lying in the approximate centerline of Park Avenue, said point being the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said Point of Beginning run along the West boundary line of said Section 13 South 00 degrees 15 minutes 50 seconds West 1324.64 feet; to the Northwest corner of property described in Official Records Book 487, Page 485 in the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida; thence leaving said west boundary line of said Section 13; thence run along the North boundary line of said property described in Official Records Book 487, Page 485 as follows South 89 degrees 44 minutes 08 seconds East 14.96 feet; thence North 88 degrees 49 minutes 28 seconds East 285.15 feet to a point marking the Northeast corner of said property described in Official Records Book 487, Page 485, said point also marking the Northwest corner of property described in Official Records Book 779, page 58 in the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida; thence run along the North boundary line of said property described in Official Records Book 779, Page 58 North 88 degrees 50 minutes 53 seconds East 500.39 feet to the Northeast corner of said property described in Official Records Book 779, Page 58 said point also marking the Northwest corner of property described in Official Records Book 692, Page 350 in the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida; thence run along the North boundary line of said property described in Official Records Book 692, Page 350 North 88 degrees 52 minutes 04 seconds East 528.69 feet to a point marking the intersection of said Northerly boundary line with the Easterly boundary line of the Northwest 1/4, of the Northwest 1/4, of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 3 West, Wakulla County, Florida; thence leaving said Northerly boundary line run along said Easterly boundary line North 00 degrees 13 minutes 19 seconds East 630.89 feet to a point marking the Southwest corner of the North 1/2, of the Northeast 1/4, of the Northwest 1/4, of said Section 13; thence leaving said Easterly boundary line run along the South boundary line of the North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4, of the Northwest 1/4 of said Section 13 South 89 degrees 54 minutes 11 seconds East 145.42 feet to a point marking the intersection of said Southerly boundary line with the Westerly right of way line of the Georgia, Florida & Alabama Rail Road (abandoned); thence leaving said South boundary line run along said Westerly right of way line as follows North 10 degrees 34 minutes 39 seconds East 123.37 feet; thence North 10 degrees 49 minutes 10 seconds East 548.11 feet to a point marking the intersection of said Westerly right of way line with the North boundary line of said Section 13 thence leaving said Westerly right of way line, run along said Northerly boundary line as follows North 89 degrees 35 minutes 10 seconds West 751.32 feet; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds West 235.13 feet; thence leaving said Northerly boundary line run South 00 degrees 10 minutes 08 seconds West 100.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds West 590.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 08 seconds East 100.00 feet to a point lying on the Northerly boundary of said Section 13; thence run along said Northerly boundary line North 89 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West 19.79 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 41.70 acres more or less. SUBJECT TO THE MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY OF PARK AVENUE LYING OVER AND ACROSS A WESTERLY PORTION OF THE ABOVED DESCRIBED PROPERTY. Published August 21, 28, Sept. 4 & 11, 2014. 16546855 scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 10, OF MILLWOOD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 53 GREENLEAF LN CRAWFORDVILLE FL 32327-5779 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 3rd day of July, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida (COURT SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at the Office of the Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327; Telephone: (850) 926-0905; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (Voice), via Florida Relay Service. To file response please contact Wakulla County Clerk of Court, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, Tel: (850) 926-0905; Fax: (850) 926-0901 Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 002247 F01 850926-8777 www.bluewaterrealtygroup.comRENTALS Beautiful 3BR/2BA, two-story log cabin on 5 acres. Master bedroom downstairs. Includes storage shed. $1300 security deposit, $1300 monthly rent. No smoking, pets okay with approval. 3BR/2BA Mobile Home, $800 Sec. Dep. $750 Rent 3BR/2BA, $1,300.Mo., $1,300 Deposit. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 13B 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Published August 14 & 21, 2014 12-03821 5176-0821 TWN vs. Howard, Coy Estate 13000138CAAXMX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13000138CAAXMX 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AND INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF COY HOWARD A/K/A COY L. HOWARD A/K/A COY LEE HOWARD, DECEASED; BRENDA FAY COSTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AND INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANK HORACE ROHE A/K/A FRANK H. ROHE, DECEASED, UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AND INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF COY HOWARD A/K/A COY L. HOWARD A/K/A COY LEE HOWARD, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AND INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF FRANK HORACE ROHE A/K/A FRANK H. ROHE, DECEASED. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage, originally in favor of Coy L. Howard, dated August 7, 2001 and recorded on August 13, 2001, in Official Records Book 417, Page 53; in the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida encumbering the following real property located in Wakulla County, Florida, to-wit: LOTS 26 & 27, BLOCK 31, WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT THREE, A SUBDIVISION AS MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2002 RICHWOOD MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NO. N1-8513. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Busch White Norton, 2039 Centre Pointe Blvd, Suite 101B, Tallahassee, FL 32308, within thirty (30) days after the first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on August 5, 2014. WAKULLA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Glenda Porter, Deputy Clerk Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 5177-0821 TWN vs. Herring, Timothy Lewis 2013-CA-000218 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY. FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000218 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Timothy Lewis Herring a/k/a Timothy Herring and Malissa Herring f/k/a Malissa Rae Selva, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possesssion #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000218 of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Timothy Lewis Herring a/k/a Timothy Herring and Malissa Herring f/k/a Malissa Rae Selva, Husband and Wife 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 September 4, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK A, MAGNOLIA GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC 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/ Chris Helms, 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 Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 13-259212 5174-0821 TWN Rudd, Bettye M. 2014-CP-66 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-66 IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTYE M. RUDD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTYE M. RUDD, deceased, whose date of death was January 11, 2014, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-5908, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 August 14, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ FELICIA M. JACKSON 345 Emmett Whaley Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327 Attorney for Personal Representative: Joseph R. Boyd, BCS Attorney for Petitioner Boyd/Durant, P.L. 1407 Piedmont Drive East, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 850-386-2171 Primary: Service@boydlaw.net Secondary: JoeRBoyd@boydlaw.net Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 5175-0821 TWN Fagan, Charles Powell 14000073CP Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE No., 14000073CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES POWELL FAGAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Charles Powell Fagan, deceased, File 14000073CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. This date of the first publication of this notice is August 14, 2014 Personal Representative: Charles J. Fagan 7757 Cricklewood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312 Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq., Florida Bar No. 521450 Guilday, Schwartz, Simpson, West, Hatch & Lowe, P.A 3042 Crawfordville Highway,Crawfordville, Florida 32327 (850) 926-8245 Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 5182-0821 TWN Baxley, Oma L. 2014-CP-69 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-69 IN RE: ESTATE OF OMA L. BAXLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of OMA L. BAXLEY, deceased, whose date of death was May 14, 2014, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-5822, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 August 14, 2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Joan E. Herring-Smith Post Office Box 549, Crawfordville, Florida 32326 5183-0821 TWN 8/29 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Florida Self Storage Facility Act Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, part IV that the Stow Away Center will hold a sale by sealed bid on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm at the junction of Highway 98 and Spring Creek Hwy for the contents of a Self-Storage Unit containing Holiday Decorations of: Douglas Young Before the sale date of August 29, 2014, the owners may redeem their property by payment of the outstanding balance and costs by paying in person at the Stow Away Center, 2669 Spring Creek Hwy, Crawfordville, FL 32327 Published August 14 & 21, 2014. 5151-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 025 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1500 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-078-013-10993-000 Description of property: MAGNOLIA GARDENS BLOCK F LOT 8 DB 59 P 314 OR 196 P 444 OR 197 P 821-822 OR 422 P 591 Name in which assessed MAGNOLIA GARDENS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 23, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. 5152-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 027 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1349 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-076-000-10265-021 Description of property: LOT 76 HS P-14-21-M-20C LYING IN SE 1/4 OF LOT 76 HS PARCEL 100 X 158 OR 84 P 270 & OR 89 P 37 OR 136 P 598 OR 219 P 626 Name in which assessed ROBERT TIMMONS 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. 5153-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 029 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1386 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-077-014-10505-027 Description of property: GREINERS ADDITION BLOCK 13 LOT 3 & W 1/2 OF 2 DB 31 P 405 & OR 50 P 277 OR 104 P 337 OR 179 P 187 OR 196 P 153 Name in which assessed R.E.M. DEVELOPERS, LLC 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. 5154-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 030 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1484 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-078-013-10943-000 Description of property: MAGNOLIA GARDENS BLOCK D LOT 45 DB 58 P 93 OR 103 P 528 Name in which assessed EMIL J & SYLVIA RUTZ 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. 5155-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 031 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1439 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-078-013-10777-000 Description of property: MAGNOLIA GARDENS BLOCK A LOT 54 DB 59 P 18 Name in which assessed HERSCHELL VICTORY 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. 5156-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 032 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 885 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-035-008-07364-000 Description of property: WAKULLA GARDENS BLOCK 16 LOT 17 OR 2 P 222 OR 565 P 555 Name in which assessed PONSIT REALTY INC Said property being in the County of Wakulla, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 5157-0821 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 033 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1523 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-078-013-11116-000 Description of property: MAGNOLIA GARDENS BLOCK K LOT 4 DB 58 P 189 Name in which assessed MRS M K DAVIDSON 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. 5172-0828 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 028 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SAMMIE D or DONNA G SIMMONS the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1582 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-078-013-11445-000 Description of property: MAGNOLIA GARDENS BLOCK Q LOT 43 DB 57 P 41O OR 268 P 441 OR 422 P 588 Name in which assessed MAGNOLIA GARDENS DEVELOPMENT CO LLC 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 September 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: June 24, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ J. ROBERT BOYD, JR., ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 662801 Telephone: (850) 386-2171 Boyd/Durant, P.L. E-Mail Address: Service@boydlaw.net Secondary: Rob@boydlaw.net Published August 14 & 21, 2014. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published July 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2014. NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of Leon County, Florida on the 8th day of July, 2014. in the cause wherein Mowrey Law Firm, P.A. was Plaintiff and Harry Spear was Defendant, being Case Number 13-CC3101 in said Court, l, Charlie W. Creel, Sheriff of Wakulla County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title, and interest of Harry Spear in and to the following described Real Property to-wit: The property is located at 555 Lawhon Mill Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The legal Description of the property is as follows: Commence at the concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of Section 11, Township 4 South, Range 2 West, Wakulla County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 50 seconds East 1356.32 feet to a concrete monument: thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds East 291.62 feet to a concrete monument lying on the approximate centerline o f a 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement; thence run along said centerline South 89 degrees 28 minutes 41 seconds East 736.24 feet to a rod and cap; thence leaving said centerline run North 00 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 590.80 feet to a rod and a cap for the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING continue North 00 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 588.95 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 89 degrees 27 Minutes 32 seconds East 1225.47 feet to a rod and cap; thence South 00 degrees 40 minutes 55 seconds West 588.95 feet to a rod and cap; thence North 89 degrees 27 minutes 32 seconds West 1221.23 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING containing 16.54 acres, more or less. Together with a 30 foot wide access and utility easement. Together with a 50 foot wide ingress/egress easement as recorded Of cial Records Book 481, Page 69 of the Public Records for Wakulla County, Florida. Further, 9th day of September, 2014 at the hour of 2:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible at the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce located at 15 Oak Street, Crawfordville, Florida, I will offer for sale all the said right, title and interest in the afore said Personal Property at Public Auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and j udgments, if any to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. (s) Charlie W. Creel, Sheriff Wakulla County, Florida By: Lt. Steve Willis, Deputy Sherif f STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF WAKULLA Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of August by Sheriff Charlie W. Creel and Lt. 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Page 14B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 thewakullanews.com 1. MOVIES: In a prank that went awry, what famous Hollywood producer accidentally got stuck in the mouth of the Jaws mechanical shark? 2. TELEVISION: What spinoff comedy show spawned the spinoff sitcom Good Times in the 1970s? 3. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Ruhr region located? 4. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of the country ruled by Midas, the king with the golden touch? 5. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 19thcentury author said, The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation? 6. SCIENCE: What is the third most common element in the Earths atmosphere by percentage, after nitrogen and oxygen? 7. MUSIC: What is the national anthem of the United Kingdom? 8. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeares plays do the characters of Beatrice and Benedick appear? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of the single supercontinent from which modern-day continents are believed to have formed? 10. ASTRONOMY: Which planets two moons are named Phobos and Deimos? 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test Answers 1. George Lucas 2. Maude, which was a spinoff of All in the Family 3. Germany 4. Phrygia 5. Henry David Thoreau 6. Argon 7. God Save the Queen (or King) 8. Much Ado About Nothing 9. Pangaea 10. Mars ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new nancial deal to pull the wool over the Lambs eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were rst led to believe. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good idea to nish all incomplete tasks so that you can devote your attention to next weeks projects. The weekend could hold surprises for romantic Fernandas and Ferdinands. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A workplace suggestion you made a while ago that you might have forgotten could come back with a request to turn it from idea to reality. Your social life picks up considerably this weekend. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Someone from the past could return with an intriguing opportunity for a future project. Check into it, by all means. But dont neglect your current responsibilities in the meantime. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Keeping your claws sheathed and using good humor instead to counter someone whos bad-mouthing the Big Cat isnt easy. But its the best way to avoid more problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A workplace situation could improve if youre less critical and more supportive of those who are, after all, trying to do their best. Let them know youre there to help when necessary. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new job offer might not carry all the bene ts youre seeking. Make sure you know what youre entitled to, what is off the table and what is negotiable before you make a decision. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A social obligation you would rather get out of could hold some surprisingly positive aspects. Why not go and see for yourself? A family member makes a curious request. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Before tackling that new project awaiting you at home or on the job, take time out for some much-deserved pampering to help lift your spirits and restore your energy levels. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your social calendar begins to ll up more quickly than you expected. And thats great. You deserve to enjoy some good fun after so much time spent on serious matters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A domestic situation continues to improve, thanks to all the tender, loving concern youve shown. A colleague makes a questionable move that you might want to check out sooner rather than later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden turn in a romantic relationship calls for both a rational and passionate response. Keep the love level high, but also nd out why the problem arose in the rst place. BORN THIS WEEK: You often set high standards for others. But to your credit, you set the same expectations for yourself. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 21, 2014 Page 15BContinued from 1B Fults said he wanted to respectfully set the record straight when Commissioner Moore says he has not voted for any tax, he actually has. Commissioner Moore said Fults was only halfway right when he said that Moore voted to increase taxes. He said he voted against taxes in various budgets, before voting on passing budgets as a whole. I did vote for the budgets, but I did not vote for the tax, Moore said. Fults provided commission meeting minutes from 2011 to The Wakulla News, showing where Moore did vote on an ordinance increasing the tourist development tax rate, and the annual rate resolution for re protection services. Moore responded outside of the forum, and said tourists, not residents, pay the tourist development tax. Fults said some residents, though a very small number, are affected by the tax. Moore said he did vote for the re protection tax, but, Since 2011, I made a pledge to not vote for any taxes of any sort, he said. Moore added that he voted against increases of ad valorem and communication service taxes. Moore said tried and failed to reduce the public service tax to 5 percent at last board meeting, but Commissioner Howard Kessler who initially presented an item to be lowered from 7 to 6 percent would not follow his lead. At the Aug. 18 Board of County Commissioners meeting, Moore issued a public apology for the oversight, and explained why he voted on the two tax measures. In 2011 I voted for a bed tax, which was not paid by the citizens, Moore said. And I voted for a fire department tax, because they were living in really bad conditions, and our trucks would not normally t into the rehouse. In my campaign advertising, I said I voted for no tax. I apologize. Folks found out that I had voted in 2011; my research was not as good as theirs. So I do apologize for that. Ive removed all the ads. Ive removed the radio spots that had that in that, and Ive addressed those issues. It was not intentional. In his public statement at the forum, Moore said there were six items important to him when he was rst elected. Moore said he voted against a bottled water plant in Wakulla County, and to remove the local wetlands buffer that was placed on top of the state buffer. Three, I pledged not to vote for any taxes, he said. When elected, I will promise you and pledge to you, I will continue to do the same thing. I will also try to reduce the cost of county government, and I have done so. Moore said he would not spend one taxpayer dime on the Tarpine Airport, which he considers to be a private airport. He talked about the land swap with Forest Service for a recreation park for local children and families. (The kids) are more important than all of us here tonight, Moore said. They will be here in just a few short years. Moore said he will continue to fight for Wakullas oyster harvesting programs, and to place 100 arti cial reefs off Wakullas coastline. Moore said he would like to correct and please his opponent on the tax issue. I pledge not to vote for any taxes nor will I vote for any budget that has a tax increase included in it even though I had voted against the taxes to begin with. Moore ended by saying that if reelected, he will only serve one more term. WILLIAM SNOWDENCongressman Steve Southerland talks to the crowd at the Republican fundraiser.Southerland visits for fundraiserFults, Moore give statements at forum The candidates shake hands after speaking.LYNDA KINSEYBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netCongressman Steve Southerland was in Wakulla on Saturday night for a fundraiser for the Wakulla Republican Party a Make My Day-themed event that featured guns being raf ed off as prizes at the Wakulla Senior Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. Southerland, of Panama City, rode a wave of Tea Party dissatisfaction over Obamacare in 2010 to oust Allen Boyd, which Southerland noted at the fundraiser was the rst time since 1882 that a Republican held the seat. Southerland urged the crowd of about 100 people to come together, and expressed frustration with Republican turning on Republican in recent politics, saying he was disappointed in reporting by FOX News and some radio personalities in failing to accurately report that conservatives in the House had put together a bill to deal with the border crisis. He also indicated he was frustrated that Republicans would rather be right and lose, but Democrats are OK with being wrong and winning. Southerland said the GOP needed to hold to its values and press for the win. Southerland presented his core values of family, hard work, and belief in God to attendees. Work is not a scal activity, he said. It is not an economic activity. It is a spiritual activity. The story in Genesis of the Garden of Eden not only presented the relationship of man to God, and man to woman but also of mans role: God put Adam in the garden to work it, he said. Only once did Southerland mentioned his opponent, Democrat Gwen Graham, to say that No Graham has ever been defeated in North Florida politics, and urged residents not to go back to the way its been since 1882. He also noted that nobody gave him a chance to win in 2010. Southerland did mention gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, the former Republican now running as a Democrat, and warned that, if Crist wins, he will put sand in the gears of all the economic gains made in the state since Rick Scott has been in of ce. Republican Party of Florida Chair Leslie Dougher also spoke to the crowd, urging them to support Gov. Scotts re-election.Local Republican candidates, including Jerry Moore and Steve Fults also spoke at the GOP event. Moore corrected his record, acknowledging he has voted for two taxes back in 2011, but said he would support no new taxes going forward. Fults blasted Moore for what he called a vile, hateful letter sent out to registered Republicans, accusing his opponent of stooping to dirty politics.Moore, Fults speak Kids will be kids. And snorkeling in the bathtub can be slippery. So when that inevitable break, cut or bruise occurs, bring them to the ER at Capital Regional Medical Center. Our dedicated pediatric ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So we will have him back to discovering the deep blue sea in no time. For more information about when to take your child to the ER, talk with our nurses 24/7 by calling 850-325-3627 or visit us at www.CapitalRegionalMedicalCenter.com. Check our current average ER wait time by texting ER to 23000.Message and data rates may apply. For more information, visit TextERHelp.comPediatric Emergency Care, 24/7
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