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Page 10A Water Ways ..................................................Page 11A Street Beat ...................................................Page 13A Week in Wakulla ..........................................Page 13A Sheriffs Report ............................................Page 14A Coastal Cleanup ...........................................Page 15A Natural Wakulla ...........................................Page 16A Sports ............................................................Page 1B In The Huddle ................................................Page 2B Week in Wakulla ............................................Page 3B Weekly Roundup ............................................Page 4B Thinking Outside the Book ............................Page 5B Classi eds ......................................................Page 8B Legal Notices .................................................Page 8B Comics .........................................................Page 11BINDEX OBITUARIES 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, 39th Issue Thursday, September 25, 2014Sports SportsWakulla stomps, 50-14 County Administrator David EdwardsCommission passes $42M budgetStarting on Page 1B Peaceful Spring Creeknews ewsThe Wakulla The Wakulla Its election seasonRichard A. Blackman Sr. Julia Watson Blount David Moss Jr. Patricia Dickey Nix Tommy Posey Garard Revell Jeffrey Tully TaffMillage rate set at 8.5, concerns raised about sewer lift stationsWILLIAM SNOWDENThe War Eagles marching band. By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.net The Wakulla Christian Coalition Candidate Forum invited the public to learn where the commission candidates stand on various local issues at New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church on Sept. 18. About 40 citizens, District 2 incumbent Randy Merritt and his challenger Taylor Philips were there. Bill Anderson was the only candidate to show up for the District 4 seat, as incumbent Jerry Moore and Steve Cushman attended the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards banquet scheduled at the same time. Hugh Taylor served as the moderator of the event, and presented ve questions for the candidates to discuss, with a limit of five minutes each. WETLANDS Anderson said he supports local protections for wetlands, and encouraged people to vote yes on the item at the general election. He criticized the board for repealing the ordinance with only four months until the residents could vote on the ballot initiative, which he said was reckless, making the county vulnerable to lawsuits. I hope it doesnt, and I think its unlikely, but theyre using that to keep citizens from voting to put the ordinance back in place, Anderson said. Anderson also wanted to clear up misconceptions about the 25-foot buffer. There is a state average of 25 feet, where the buffer can be as little as 15 feet, as long as the average is 25 feet, Anderson said. And even with that, there are a lot of exceptions to that 25foot buffer. He added that only four variances were ever denied when the ordinance was in effect. Merritt said a lot of the audience wont agree with him, but there is more bad than good in the ordinance. Coming from a family of beekeepers, Merritt said he understands the importance of wetlands, and tried to find a middle ground to avoid the referendum altogether. All I asked for was a variance procedure, and have it not apply to isolated wetlands, Merritt said, but he couldnt get two commissioners on board with him. Merritt said Anderson was right about variance procedures not being denied, because one cannot even apply for a variance within 35 feet. Phillips said he is in favor of local wetlands control, and it all begins with the book of Genesis in the Bible replenish the earth as well as subdue it but humans have done a better job at subduing. We are here for a little while, and we will always be passing it along to someone else, Phillips said. He suggested the county will have bigger problems than lawsuits if shaving the coastline becomes more common, inviting more damage from storm surge, raising ood insurance rates and hurting water quality. TAXES, FEES and MSBUs Anderson said a discussion about the budget should precede any talk of taxes. He advocated a zero-based budget system, where every three or four years the county starts at zero for every department and program, evaluates needs and ef ciency, and builds the budget from there. Anderson said he is not in favor of raising taxes, but expressed concern about the 76 sewer systems lift stations that are not properly maintained or replaced. Merritt said it is pretty simple nobody likes taxes, but they are necessary. He said a lot of people dont like the Public Service Tax, but it is the fairest tax. Everyone says, Dont spend my money, I dont want my taxes spent, keep my taxes low. Merritt said. Therefore these things fall by the wayside, along with road paving. Were nally budgeting money for paving existing roads that weve never done before. There is a long-term plan and I want to stick with that plan. Phillips said as a taxpayer, he does not believe in hidden taxes or processes. He said the PST tax is disproportionately larger burden on the next generation coming along. He proposed a modest gradual rollback, and recovering the shortfall other ways, like bringing in grants and cutting his own salary as a county commissioner. We can work our way around and consider what other salaries we can consider cutting from the top down in each department, Phillips said. TARPINE AIRPORT Phillips asked should the Tarpine Airport be supported with county funds, and does the county maintain any other facility that is also gated from the public? He criticized the lack of public input on the decision-making process, and said he is opposed to new and/or more tax dollars going toward the airport. He is in favor of keeping the license current, and private investment opportunities. Merritt said he feels the same way about the airport as he does for the equestrian center. Its something nice to have, Merritt said. But am I ever going to use it? No. But am I willing to commit a small amount of tax dollars to have a county airport? Yes. Its not a big boon for the county, but it is an incremental improvement to our quality of life.Turn to Page 12A NICOLE ZEMADistrict 4 candidate Bill Anderson, District 2 incumbent Randy Merritt and his challenger Taylor Phillips discuss county issues at the Christian Coaltion Forum on Sept. 18. Local photographer Sue Damon shared this buccolic picture Local photographer Sue Damon shared this buccolic picture of Spring Creek with us the sun-streaked skies shine down of Spring Creek with us the sun-streaked skies shine down on some boats at the dock at low tide. on some boats at the dock at low tide. By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netThe Wakulla County Board of Commissioners passed the county budget and millage rate at the Sept. 22 meeting. The $42 million budget was passed with a 3-2 vote, with Kessler and Moore voting no. The 8.5 millage rate passed unanimously. Commission candidate Bill Anderson was the only citizen to speak on the budget, warning about language in the budget book pertaining to the sewer collection systems lift stations. He said there is no reserve in the budget for the 76 stations, and they have been ignored for more than 10 years. He read from the budget that a system wide failure is a real possibility. Its going to be a catastrophe thats looming if the system wide sewer system goes down, Anderson said. I think you need to address this as part of your budget considerations. County Administrator David Edwards said this coming scal year more than $400,000 has been allocated for lift station rehabilitation, $300,000 for rehabilitation of the Hickory Park Lift station and $100,000 for general lift station repair. In coming years, an increase in lift station rehabilitation funding is projected due to the award of USDA funding for the expansion of the Sewer Treatment Plant. Now that we have the proper funding in that fund, we can attack the lift stations, Edwards said. Its a severe problem. There are about 17 lift stations that were going to have to redo. Once we get those redone, well have to start hitting the smaller ones. Commissioner Ralph Thomas said sometimes it seems our problems are greater than our revenue, but the county is headed in the right direction with its reserves. He added there is no way to make the budget perfect. But thats the challenge, to nd out how we can work with each other, Thomas said, adding that he does not want the board to look like dysfunctional Washington D.C. I think it would send a good message if we could vote a unanimous vote. Commissioner Howard Kessler said there has not been much of a dialogue about prioritizing what the county should be spending its money on. The process needs to change, Kessler said.
Page 2A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 www.thewakullanews.com PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper.Staff Report The St. Marks City Council met for a brief meeting on Sept. 11 to discuss the progress of the future municipal dock and hear a reef project update. The design phase of the new municipal dock is underway. City Manager Zoe Mans eld said once paperwork is completed from legal and various departments, the project can move forward, set to be completed by July 1, 2015. The docks grant was secured in June through the Department of Economic Opportunity for $1,051,660. Organization of Arti cial Reefs Chairman Alan Richardson presented a contract for a reef project that was approved by the city council. The reef will be a 15-patch design big cubes with holes placed 8 to 24 inches apart. The project will also feature 17 small ecosystem reefs. In other news: A city budget hearing and summary will be Thursday, Sept. 25. The nal hearing will be Monday, Sept. 29. St. Marks officials are still waiting on the $200,000 brownfields cleanup contract from the City of Tallahassee. Planning for the St. Marks Stone Crab Festival is ongoing, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. The theme for the golf cart parade this year is Pirates of the Caribbean. Call Zoe Mansfield at 524-6182 about joining the parade. Interested vendors should contact Mickey Cantner at 5670157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, contact Glenda Pruitt at 925-1053. Sponsors are welcome to contact Charlene or Billy Bishop at 933-1718. WILLIAM SNOWDENBusiness of the YearChamber President Kevin Vaughn congratulates Dan Hinchee of Crawfordville Auto & Tire on being named Business of the Year at last weeks Business Excellence Awards dinner. The News will have a complete list of winners in next weeks paper. NICOLE ZEMAAt left, NAMI supporters could choose either chicken or sh plates. At right, NAMI volunteer Cecil Carraway fried 300 sh caught by his stepfather Buddy Tooke. Tooke cleaned, caught and donated enough sh to feed about 100 people. NAMI hosts successful fundraiser Staff Report More than $1,200 was raised and upwards 150 plates were served at NAMI Wakullas fish fry and barbecue on Sept. 19 at Hudson Park. The funds help defray training costs to individuals/ members of NAMI to attend training for two signature programs NAMI Connection and Family to Family. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group of persons diagnosed with mental illness. This program provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. Family to Family (F2F) is offered to family members, a friend or caretaker of an individual who lives with mental illness, providing communication, problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms and the self-care skills needed to deal with their loved ones mental illness as well as its impact on the family. In the past our state office, NAMI Florida, would pay for the training and all expenses involved, but due to all the cut backs to mental health they can no longer provide the nancial support, said Cheryl Creel, NAMI vice president and program chair. Now, each af liate pays the entire costs. The wonderful point of living in a small community is everyone comes together to help each other, so NAMI Wakulla is lucky to have the support from the community. In turn, we are able to provide the services and programs free to the citizens. For more information about NAMI Wakulla, call 926-1033 or visit www.namiwakulla.org. St. Marks dock set to be completed before July Complete Medical Care. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 3A PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. Notice of Public Hearing The Wakulla County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners proposes to consider the following application. Public Hearings are scheduled regarding the following before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, October 13, 2014, beginning at 7:00 PM and before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, November 3, 2014, beginning at 6:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony. Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 11 Bream Fountain Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons with a disability needing a special accommodation should contact the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Ofce at least two (2) days prior to the meeting at (850) 926-0919; Hearing and Voice Impaired at 1-800-955-8771; or email at ADARequest@mywakulla.com.SEPTEMBER 25, 2014Concerning an Application for Final Plat WAKULLA COUNTY / CITY OF ST. MARKS COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM PROGRESS REPORT September 19, 2014SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 The City of St. Marks has tentatively adopted a budget for scal year 2014-2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at 788 Port Leon Drive St. Marks, Florida THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF ST. MARKS ARE 1% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.The tentative, adopted and/or nal budgets are on le in the ofce of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record.BUDGET SUMMARYCity of St. Marks Fiscal Year 2014-2015 City of Sopchoppy Notice of Public Meeting The City of Sopchoppy Park Committee is holding a Public Meeting Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 105 Municipal Avenue, Sopchoppy, Fla. Purpose of Meeting: General Planning.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 City of Sopchoppy, Administration Ofce at least two (2) days prior to the meeting at (850) 962-4611.SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Page 4A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 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. 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Scott coming to Wakulla with big political names thewakullanews.com VFW to host Veterans Day CelebrationCorrectionsSuperintendent still silent on diversity Please help nd my bag that fell o truck Follow us onREADERS WRITE:On moving the McLaughlin House Articles about the relocation of the McLaughlin House incorrectly named the staging area. It should have read Zion Hill Road. An article about the tentative budget in the Sept. 11 edition of The Wakulla News gave incorrect information about the millage rate: This years proposed millage rate is unchanged at 8.5 percent, which represented a 2 percent rollback rate. We regret the errors. CLARIFICATION: The same article noted the increase of the ne and forfeiture fund. The increase was only for two line items in the fund. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of ce budget was reduced by $400,000. Editor, The News: I never knew my great-grandfather. He died a few years before I was born. I have, however, heard much about him. He was a good hardworking man who served his community and left a lasting legacy. Today, his Medart home was moved. His descendants represent all walks of life: Homemakers, teachers, business owners, pastors, politicians, nurses, public servants, a smattering of doctors, and a whole host of other good, productive contributors to society too numerous to list. (And to be fair, probably a scoundrel or two we dont speak much of except at holiday gatherings or in huddles at funeral visitations. We dont hold my greatgrandfather accountable for them.) I never knew my great-grandfather, but I suspect he would be puzzled that anyone would want to move the house in which he began to raise his family. He would wonder how it could be moved at all, much less down US Highway 319. Today, the McLaughlin House, a modest little unpainted structure divided into two small pieces, made its way down the Crawfordville Highway from Medart to the Heritage Village Park in Crawfordville, where it will be restored and preserved as a marker from the past. I never knew my great-grandfather, but I hear he purchased it from builder George Tully. Tullys work includes the Old Historic Wakulla County Courthouse which sits behind the present one in Crawfordville. Tully built what would later be known as the McLaughlin House to bunk a small group of sawmill workers. Those workers would rst build the sawmill and later work it. A few years later, Tully sold the small house to my great-grandfather. Later, my grandparents would live there. My dad was actually born in the house. I never knew my great-grandfather, but my suspicion is, John Archie McLaughlin would have thought it crazy to turn his once pragmatic, plain and pint-sized abode into a museum. For him, it was a needful utility sheltering his wife (Annie Carraway McLaughlin) and kids (they would have nine). It was a place to eat and sleep. It was home. Im sure he never thought it would one day be a historical place to visit. I never knew my great-grandfather, but he had good judgment to purchase a durable home that would stand through ve succeeding generations.One hundred and twenty plus years is a long time. That house has weathered many coastal storms. The greater challenge of my great-grandfather was how to build a family that could weather the storms of life. What better place to do it? The real legacy is not the structure we watched move down Highway 319 this morning. The lasting legacy is in the many descendants. Im proud to be one. Im thankful for the effort my uncle, Murray McLaughlin, the Wakulla County Historical Society and its members put into protecting, moving and eventually restoring this piece of history. It was quite an adventure. I never knew my great-grandfather, but I did know his son, my Granddaddy and I know his grandson, Jamie McLaughlin (my dad). And so, the McLaughlin House is special to me. Im glad my dad had the honor to escort it toward its place of future display. Looking back on the events, stories and celebration today, maybe I do know my greatgrandfather after all. Don McLaughlin TallahasseeEditor, The News: Last Saturday we were driving from St. George Island to Athens, Ga. Our cargo net got loose over our luggage. When we arrived, a wonderful man in Sopchoppy contacted us he had located a bag on the road. He shipped it to us. But. The next day we discovered we lost another bag. If anyone near the Sopchppy area nds a duf e bag on the side of the road please contact me. It is a brightly colored duffle-sized cloth bag. Has a large sequined sh on one side. Zips at top. With handles. All cloth. It contains shoes. Cosmetics. Everyday use items. It was wrapped with clear plastic to protect from the rain. Sherryl Butlersherryllynne@yahoo.com(404) 277-9586Editor, The News: The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4538 is sponsoring the Wakulla Veterans Day Celebration at Hudson Park this year. We are looking forward to a great celebration this year and invite you to be a part of it. We have spaces available for arts and crafts, concessions, and information booths. We can supply both the the vendor registration form and a parade entry form. All fees generated from this event go directly to helping active duty, reserve and retired military and their families of all branches. Please join us in honoring our nations military. If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinator, Stephen Barnes at 926-5204. Thanks in advance for your support. Respectfully, Stephen Barnes VFW Post 4538 PHOTO BY LEANNE MCLAUGHLIN GREGORYBetty Gray McLaughlin, Helen Harvey, Jamie McLaughlin, Edgar Metcalf. Editor, The News: The Wakulla News featured a letter in the Opinion section that gushed with excitement about the new Wakulla Middle School principal, Rick Myhre (WMS excited about Myhre as principal, Sept. 4). Supporting information regarding his being the valedictorian of his high school class and a decorated IT Specialist in the U.S. Army were also included. This is great information for the community to have as it begins to build a relationship with the new principal. It was a great gesture from a group of educators that falls short of making the intended impression on those knowledgeable about the way things work in Wakulla. It can easily be inferred, given the effort taken by the writers to point out that there was a minority member of the interview panel, that this recent letter was written as a rebuttal to an article about the lack of diversity in the Wakulla school district which appeared in the Aug. 14 edition of The Wakulla News. The three writers provided no answers to the questions raised in the earlier article. They did, however, give all of the residents of the county insight into the way the school board is run in 2014. It was a sweet, honey laced letter that spoke of the great qualities of the principal without providing any support for the superintendents claim of hiring the most quali ed candidate for the job. The superintendent or members of the district of ce obviously made an attempt to supply the trio with facts from the principal interview committee along with stories of his military accolades to cover the FACT that he had no administrative experience and only one year as a dean before being hired to this position. Yes, the modus operandi of the school board is to de ect, divert, and dodge the truth whenever possible, and hope that the community is not smart enough to notice. One only needs to reference the minutes of a meeting held in August between the superintendent, his staff, and members of the Christian Coalition to get further insight into the school boards real position on diversity. FACT: Dod Walker received the charge in August to head the districts new diversity initiative. This has been a decades-old problem, but all of a sudden it is being seen as a district initiative. Does this mean that every promise made in the past was just lip service? How can minorities or anyone trust the present words and actions? FACT: When questioned speci cally about why a female, AfricanAmerican, certified candidate had been overlooked for an administrative position, Walker answered that She was not ready. That candidate has since left Wakulla and is now a school administrator in Georgia. She is just one of many who had to leave the county to advance their careers. When will an African-American be good enough? FACT: When Mr. Walker was asked How long are you going to take to hire minority teachers?, Walker answered, Im starting tonight. Does this imply that neither a district plan nor the intention existed to purposely seek out minority hires? Were the empty promises over the last 40 years made just to pacify the African American community? FACT: Pearce stated at the meeting, We have people who have Ed Lead certi cation who will never be an administrator. Is this the statement of a man willing to give everyone a fair shot at every position, or one who has predetermined who he will hire as administrators before the job openings exist? Is there any wonder why many African Americans fail to even apply for positions in Wakulla? Past actions are a very good predictor of future actions. FACT: Pearce stated at the meeting When I go outside and hire Ive snubbed the group that has worked so hard. We hire from the outside when we dont have a quali ed candidate on the inside. We have the documentation. This does not sound like the man running an organization that is supposed to be an equal opportunity employer. It can easily be inferred from his statement that he gives preference to those in the county even if they are not the most quali ed for the position. Is it more important to take care of your friends and those you have known for years, or to give the children of the district the best leadership possible? Great school leaders can work in any district, any school, and still be successful. FACT: At the same meeting Pearce stated, We need a black principal. But he was unwilling to hire one this year. This directly contradicts his actions. How does the community trust what he says? These are the facts as recorded by Karen Wells, and as spoken by your school district of cials. Whose report do you believe? It is tting to close this letter with one last FACT. For the record, there were no minority members of the principal interview committee in 2014. The panel included Susan Brazier, current principal of Shadeville Elementary School, Jo Ann Daniels, former principal and new school board member, three teachers of WMS, a Caucasian gentleman (whose name was not given because no one was introduced), and Karen Wells, Director of Human Resources. I know this to be true because I was there. This group only selected the top two candidates, who were interviewed by the superintendent and Beth ODonnell. The superintendent made the nal decision. The most quali ed candidate was then offered ODonnells position. The people of Wakulla County want real answers and real action from the superintendent. It is our hope that perhaps the two new school board members might be able to bring clarity and a sense of urgency to this situation. We need all youth, but most importantly, the African-American youth in the Wakulla County school system to aspire to teach in this district. However, the signs they see and the messages they hear are clearly telling them that they will not be welcomed here. There are very few African American role models in the district, and even fewer reasons to believe that things will change any time soon. According to Ms. Wells minutes, there is to be another meeting this month with the Christian Coalition about diversity. We will see. At this point, the community has had enough of uffy words that have no substance and no answers to address the districts lack of diversity. Its time the superintendent and district of cials put some action behind 40-plus years of broken promises. Actions de nitely speak a lot louder than words. Patrick Wright Wakulla County Resident Leon County Assistant Principal
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 5Areaders speak out More OpinionsEditor, The News: The discussion about Wakulla County wetlands has overwhelmed public policy matters in our county for too long and I for one will be glad when polling day gets here and this issue is resolved so that we can get back to issues that improve the lives of our citizens. As we begin to make our decision it would be helpful if we all keep our commentary factual. I read one recent letter criticizing Commissioner Merritt in which the writer rationalized that since we have had few lawsuits in the recent past why should we expect more lawsuits in the future? I would suggest that the writer read the Bert J. Harris Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act in Florida Law. The law allows one year from enactment of any public measure for property owners to seek relief from possible takings. The citizens of our county need to understand that since 1995 our comprehensive plan has restricted use of property and that over the course of this summer the comprehensive plan dealing with buffers and the wetlands ordinance have been repealed. If we vote to re-implement the wetlands ordinance then property owners will have a one year window in which to le takings suits against the county. Please understand that a YES vote for wetlands ordinance reinstatement will be a vote to raise your taxes to fund the lawsuits that will happen as the Bert Harris law will allow taking suits in the future. The Wetlands issue sounds like a feel good issue until you look a little deeper into it. Here are some real facts to help with your decision: 1. 85 percent of our coastline, where nearly all of our pristine estuaries are, is owned, and protected, by the Federal Government, our past Wetlands Ordinance had no jurisdiction in those areas. 2. Accounts vary but about 74 percent of the total land mass in the county, controlling our most sensitive areas, is owned, and protected by either the federal or state government; think St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, Apalachicola National Forest and Wakulla Springs State Park. Our old Wetlands Ordinance had no jurisdiction in those areas. 3. There are 1,700 rivers in Florida only 41 of which are protected by the Outstanding Florida Waterways designation; three of our four rivers, the Wakulla, St. Marks, and Ochlockonee are all on this short list. The Sopchoppy River primarily runs through the National Forest. Our old wetlands ordinance had no jurisdiction along these waterways. Much of the remaining 25-26 percent of the county where we all live, is high and dry and not up for this discussion, but there are a few remaining isolated areas that are wetlands and are worthy of discussion. We have many laws that we have to abide by in our lives; legal, natural, and economic to name a few. I would like for you to consider an economic one if you will. FEMA recently imposed new revisions to our ood insurance maps which will make it virtually impossible to develop much of the remaining lowlands in the county. When annual ood insurance premiums become higher than annual mortgage payments, not to mention all the steps up to the front door, one would think that prudent buyers would look elsewhere. This economic fact alone will protect the tiny remaining portions of our county that have so disproportionately overwhelmed the discussion in our county over the last year. My taxes are high enough, how about yours? Vote NO on Referendum A. John Shuff Crawfordville Editor, The News: What would you say if someone proposed changing the government structure in Wakulla County to give one commissioner the power to control the other four? Would you vote for that? Which one of your current commissioners would you want to have this ultimate power? Would you believe it, if I told you we have a group of people in Wakulla County who want you to vote for this? The Wakulla Wetlands Alliance wants you to vote to adopt a wetlands ordinance in November. This proposed ordinance includes the following statement, these regulations can only be modi ed or repealed by referendum vote or unanimous vote of the County Commission. So imagine this: If the new ordinance is adopted and we later realize that it needs to be amended, all ve commissioners will have to agree to change it. At rst that doesnt sound too bad. If all ve commissioners agree, chances are the change is truly needed right? What happens if a change is truly needed, but one commissioner doesnt agree with the other four? In that situation, we no longer have majority rule or consensus rule. We will then have a situation where one commissioner has the power to control the entire board. If the lone commissioner refuses to reach consensus with the others, a referendum will be required to take the issue back to the voters. Even if you support the wetlands ordinance, do you think it is a good idea to give one commissioner, power over the other four? This will be equivalent to a presidential veto, with one major exception. If the President of the United States vetoes a decision made by Congress, Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds vote. No member of the United States Congress has the power to veto the entire governing body. No member of the state Legislature has the power to veto the entire governing body. Our Government is built on a system of checks and balances, not supreme power by a single individual. Why would we give this power to a single commissioner? I dont want it! I dont want my fellow Commissioners to have it and I dont want future commissioners to have it. This risk does not exist today. A yes vote on Referendum A will create this situation in Wakulla County. A NO vote on Referendum A will eliminate this threat. You now know the truth. Your friends and family deserve to know the truth also. Please share this with everyone you know. Ralph Thomas County Commissioner District 1 Editor, The News: Its not about individual property rights. Its about our bequest to future generations of Wakulla County citizens in the way of clean water, species diversity, healthy sheries, ecotourism and our proud heritage. Im certainly not an expert on wetlands. However, there are a few things everyone knows and understands about wetlands role in the quality and sustainability of life. Since clean water is a requirement for life, our actions affect all people in our neighborhood and downstream from where we live. We know that wetlands, whether privately owned or public, serve the cost free primary role of collecting and filtering surface water that replenishes the Floridan Aquifer. Therefore, it goes without saying, we need meaningful protection zones around or adjacent to all wetlands. These riparian zones help stabilize the soil, reduce and slow storm water runoff and reduce pollutants entering our ground water. Recreational use of wetlands should be protected by individual property rights. On the other hand, groundwater quality and storm water storage, by necessity, must be regulated for the public good. The panhandle and Big Bend of Florida is one of the six most important places for diversity in the U.S. according to a Nature Conservancy survey. Much of this diversity is due to wetland habitats. Protecting our wetlands is a no brainer for supporting a growing ecotourism industry. This is one issue where the Wakulla Environmental Institute should receive our support. Lets protect, not develop our wetlands. Nationwide, wetland habitats are being degraded by a lack of meaningful protection laws and ordinances, including setbacks and protection zones. Inland wetlands are critical for sending clean water and nutrients to the coastal wetlands and bays. Healthy habitats are crucial for the survival of all species, including those that depend on wetlands. Many of these species contribute to our local economy such as mullet, redfish and blue crabs. Wetlands are one of the primary economic engines in Wakulla County. We need to protect our commercial and recreational fisheries and reputation as a tourist destination. As a community we chose to vehemently fend off the water bottling plant on WakullaArran Road to protect our supply of clean water for drinking and sustaining healthy sheries in our estuaries and bays. So why on earth would we now vote to remove reasonable wetland protection ordinances? This is too important to our local economy and quality of life to resort to childish name calling. Fact is, there is no compelling argument that can be made to show that the Wakulla community will benefit by voting no in November. Please vote yes on Referendum A to reinstate the wetlands protection ordinance. Wetlands protection for clean water is one of the most important issues related to the quality and way of life now and in the future. Will our wetlands legacy be one of caring and smart stewardship of our shared vital resources or one of sel sh pursuits and individual property rights? I long for more civility in the discourse on important local issues. To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy: Ask not what your community can do for you. Ask what you can do for your community. George Apthorp CrawfordvilleWetlands, wetlands, wetlands:Takings is a concern if ordinance passes Areas beauty led to an awakeningOne size t ordinance doesnt helpOur wetlands must be protected Do we want to create a king of Wakulla? Wetlands protection is for the common goodEditor, The News: Wetlands will not be protected via a one size ts all ordinance. Buffer zones can enhance wetland protection but if one does his/ her research about buffer zones rather than listen to rhetoric, (s)he will soon realize that there are several factors that go into determining the effectiveness of a buffer zone. For instance, a buffer zone should differentiate between types of wetlands (salt and freshwater), slope, density, and even temperature and noise levels. Unfortunately, proponents of the Wakulla wetlands ordinance are insisting on locking the community into a rigid law that will be extremely difficult to change or modify even when it becomes obvious that this one size t is neither necessary nor satisfactory. For real life owners of small pieces of land, as well as for wetland protectionists, the ordinance can be in nitely harmful. For the county, if this ordinance is passed, it could create a significant number of lawsuits that would threaten our now stabilized local economy while the state and federal government avoid expensive legal actions. If this sounds dramatic, then think about how much more dramatic it is for wetland proponents to proclaim that, if the wetland referendum does not pass, all of Wakulla County will lose its sh, its river and coastal resources, its wildlife habitats and on and on to unimaginable devastation. Do the right thing for yourself, your neighbor and your county. VOTE IN NOVEMBER AND VOTE NO ON REFERENDUM A. Cynthia Webster Crawfordville Editor, The News: Over the last year, I have been criticized by many people because I live at Shell Point and I live in an area that I believe might have been developed in the 1960s. The home that I purchased is 50 years old. When I moved to Shell Point 12 years ago, I did not know a wetland from a puddle. Once I purchased my home, and started looking out at the fragile beauty of this community that I call home, it was an awakening for me. I was never a photographer, a nature lover or a tree hugger. I am in marketing and my world was much more material. Then, through the beauty of this area I learned to appreciate and respect the nature that is around us and slowly I became the person who really wanted to protect the fragileness of what we have left in this county, this community. So I became involved with some groups that were about protecting Wakullas water, the springs and the environment. I became a volunteer board member with the Friends of Wakulla Springs and also a volunteer boat driver at the Springs. I turned my passion into trying to protect what so many people think nothing of. They just go by wetlands and never realize that every time we ll up another one, that what we are really doing is destroying our own future, our own water quality. What we do in this county does impact every one of us, and it is going to impact every one of us in the future. And what happens when it is destroyed? Who wants to live here then? There is so much misinformation being spread about these wetlands that I think if you really take the time and Google and do a little bit of research on wetlands, you will see how important and fragile they are and how the whole community benefits from protecting them. There are so many falsehoods being spread about lawsuits to come, loss of property rights, taking of property costing the taxpayers money, it is against our charter, etc. I personally would like to apologize to everyone in this community because people cannot be forthright and honest with information. I have asked The Wakulla News if they would consider printing a fact sheet that people can look at and based on what they read, the factual truth, then people can make a decision as to how to vote in November. So that is my hope. My hope is to protect. I think we can grow our community and have jobs in our community, but what do we want to be? Do we want a Tallahassee, or are we happy in our quaint coastal community working towards growth without decline? That is something that every voter needs to decide because if you do away with our local wetland ordinances, then you are bringing in the big development and then we are changing the whole landscape of what we call home. Sue Damon Shell Point Editor, The News: People used to have garbage dumps in their backyards. You covered it with dirt and it was gone. Old tires were used to start a brush re. After the smoke was gone we thought that was it. We thought our land was ours to use as we wanted to. Later on we found out that the dumps were leeching toxins into the groundwater and the atmosphere wasnt as limitless as we thought. Laws were passed to protect our environment. People began to move in and didnt like the noise or all the trash. So we began to have zoning laws. A lot was said about property rights but eventually most of us agreed the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Its how we build a society. Its how we all get along and manage to live together. Its the common good. And so it is with our wetlands. Some say the state has laws to protect our wetlands, that we dont need local protections. Well, how is it that our beaches are often closed to swimming? Why has the governor announced a plan to spend hundreds of millions our tax dollars to clean up our springs? Our wetlands and our wetland buffers cant be replaced. We all want to see Wakulla grow. Lets do it in a sustainable way that bene ts all of us. Please vote YES on Referendum A. Al Shylkofski Shell Point
Page 6A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 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 S t 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 Wakulla Springs Baptist to hold sh fry Sept. 26Wakulla Springs Baptist Church will hold a sh fry on Friday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Price is $10 a plate and includes sh, cheese grits, coleslaw, hushpuppies, drink and dessert. The event is a fundraiser for the churchs Thailand Mission Team for an upcoming mission trip to Thailand. Please email ampaarlberg@ yahoo.com or call the church of ce at 926-5152 to RSVP. You can eat at the church or take your plate to go. New Bridge Hope to host sh fry On Sept. 27 New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church is having a sh fry and car wash on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 1282 Spring Creek Hwy., across from Macks Meats. For more information Allease Dickey (850) 556-2059. Medart Assembly holds 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. Panacea Full Gospel sets three-day revivalCome join us in a three-night revival Sept. 25 through Sept. 27 with Brother T.R. Williams of Five Points, Tenn. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. On Sunday, Sept. 28, we will have a guest speaker with dinner and fellowship to follow. Special singing after dinner. Service will start at 11 a.m. Staff reportsChurch Briefs In depth home bible studies are available 3055 Crawfordville Hwy.Sun. Services 2:30 By ETHEL SKIPPER Forgiveness means to renounce anger or resentment against, to absolve from payment. When Peter comes to Jesus asking how many times he should forgive his brother or sister who repeatedly offends him, he thinks he is being generous in his suggestion of seven times. When Jesus says, not seven times but 70 times seven, Jesus is not suggesting that someone should keep count of the number of offenses and forgive them only 490 times, but he is implying that no limits should be set. Jesus knows that some hold on to unforgivingness, they are only hurting themselves. If we want to be forgiven, we have to forgive others. Many times it is not easy to forgive others. We look at forgiveness as an essential attribute for Christians. Just as we must ask God for forgiveness of our trespasses, we must also forgive others whether their trespass against us was physical harm, emotional abuse, deceit, betrayal or abandonment. We only have one option available to us to forgive. Sometimes that is a hard thing to do, and sometimes we only do that by asking God to give us a special grace to forgive. There will be a fellowship service on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Skipper Temple Church, 165 Surf Road in Sopchoppy. The speaker will be Elder Steven Jackson from Trinity Temple Church of Christ Written in Heaven of Panama City. Come and be blessed, singing, shouting and praising the worship of the spirit of the risen Savior. Host Pastor Ethel M. Skipper. Happy birthday to Crystal Green, who celebrated on Sept. 19. BUCKHORN NEWSThe joy of forgiveness 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. Patient Safety. It takes a team.GOING IN FOR SURGERY? DONT JUST LI E THERE. By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netPeople in more than 350 cars rolled through Harvest Fellowship Church on Saturday, Sept. 13, to receive food and vitamins from Farm Share, get information from local resource providers, and even be tested for HIV as part of a health and community partner event through the Florida Department of Children and Families. Approximately 31,000 pounds of food was given away by Farm Share, which included avocados, cabbage, vitamins, bread, juices, water, canned vegetables, yogurt and more. We love to come to Wakulla and help folks out, said Dave Reynolds, also known as Farm Share Dave. Today was a great event, a hot day, but tons of other agencies were here. If people are willing to sit in line, that means they need it. In the last four years, Reynolds said Farm Share has distributed more than 18 million pounds of free food to people in need in 10 to 13 counties from Pensacola to Quincy. More than 20 volunteers were on-site last Saturday to assist. A lot of the food and health products are on the cusp of the sell-by date, which means its too late to be sold as retail merchandise, so it ends up in the trash or at Farm Share. But its mission remains focused on re-packing fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be thrown away. To learn more about Farm Share, visit www. FarmShare.org. The Rev. Fred Lanier, pastor at the church, said the church is involved in the community through feeding programs, the Chamber of Commerce, and a youth program that gives teens a safe place to hang out. Lanier said the event was the second at the church, and the church is planning on hosting more. Well probably do this every six months, he said. Its in our heart to take part in it. Lanier added that people who need assistance in between Second Harvest events may take advantage of Gospel Food Ministries, offered through the church. Lanier said EBT is accepted, and the food is not just for the needy. To learn more about the food program, check out the website: www. gospelfoodministries. com.NICOLE ZEMAVolunteers Aubrey Davis and Amelia Morse pass out food, juice and vitamins to families in need of food at the Sept. 13 Farm Share event at Harvest Fellowship Church in Crawfordville. Harvest Fellowship Church hosts Farm Share event Wakulla Springs Baptist Church, 1391 Crawfordville Hwy., will hold a pumpkin sale beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Oct. 31, daily until sundown. Closed Sundays. The Little Salem Church Fall Carnival Fundraiser will be held on the church grounds, located at 1998 Wakulla Arran Road in Crawfordville, on Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. Panacea First Baptist Church will hold a gospel sing featuring Emmaus Road Quartet on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 38 Otter Lake Road.Upcoming events
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 7A Richard A. Blackman Sr., 72, of Crawfordville, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Survivors include his son, Richard (Susan) Blackman of Tallahassee; daughter, Angela (Ronnie) Morgan of Wacissa; brother, Bobby Blackman of Tallahassee; sister, Becky Blackman of Tallahassee; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, Lake City, 386-752-5212. Please sign the online guestbook at http:// www.forbesfuneralhome.net. Julia Watson Blount, 83, died at her home in Crawfordville on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. She was born Jan. 6, 1931 in Tiger Bay. Survivors include her sons, Calvin Myles Prine of Arcadia, Vernon Lyles Prine (Chandra) of Crawfordville; stepson, Charles Lester Smith (Sharon) of Jasper; stepdaughter, Marie Willis Cormick (James) of Marianna; a niece; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Shade Henry Watson and Mary Vashtie Durrance Watson; brother, Dexter Myles Watson; and sister, Martha Ann Durrance Smith. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Hancock Funeral Home Home, 945 East Broadway, in Fort Meade. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. at Watson Cemetery, Fort Meade with Pastor Eli Prine officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. hancockfh.com. Garard Revell went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was a native Floridian born in Liberty County, Harbeson City, a town no longer in existence. He was a Liberty County High School graduate. He loved camping, shing, and xing things. Most of his working years were in the electrical eld Talquin Electric, Florida Power, and after 22 years he retired from Gulf Power Co., Scholz Plant in Sneads. Survivors include his wife, Mable; his daughter, Kimberly R. Mitchell; and his son, Wally Revell; his brother, Wyatt Revell (wife, Nell); and nieces and nephew, Lisa Scott, Paula Allen, Sheri Benjamin, and Wayne Revell. Garard was preceded in death by his father Charlie Revell; his mother Dollie Langston Revell; his brothers, Dykes Revell and Guyte Revell; his sister, Duane Revell, and son-in-law, Chip Mitchell. The family received visitors at Bevis Funeral Home on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was long-time member of Aenon Baptist Church. A service in celebration of his life and home-going was held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Aenon Baptist Church. Interment followed at Aenon Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice and The Gideons International. Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. (www.bevisfh.com 850-3852193)Richard A. Blackman Sr. Julia Watson Blount David Moss Jr. Patricia Dickey Nix Tommy Posey Garard Revell Jeffrey Tully TaffGarard Revell The Waku l la News For local news and photos visit us online For local news and photos visit us online www.thewakullanews.com www.thewakullanews.comDavid Moss, Jr. Richard A. Blackman Sr. Julia Watson Blount Tommy Posey Jeffrey Tully Taff Patricia Dickey Nix Obituaries go to thewakullanews.com, click on obituaries David Moss Jr., 44, of Panacea, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. Survivors include his wife, Tammy L. Moss; son, David Earl Moss of Panacea; daughter, Donna (Andy) Kinsey of Sopchoppy; mother, Donna Kent of Panacea; sister, Sharri (Brian) McCoy of Spring eld, Ill.; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, David Moss Sr. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Panacea, 38 Otter Lake Road, with Pastor David Carraway of ciating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, Lake City, 386752-5212. Please sign the online guestbook at http://www.forbesfuneralhome.net/ Patricia Dickey Nix, 78, died peacefully at home Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in the morning. She was born in Stuart and moved to Wakulla County in 1973. Survivors include her sister, Rosa Lee Paul, and her friend and caregiver, Terry Mullins; and many friends. No services are planned at this time, however a celebration of her life and family will be held at a later date. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Parkway Chapel in Tallahassee (850) 9422929 is handling the arrangements. Tommy Posey, born March 9, 1948, died on Sept. 20, 2014. The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., with services beginning at 5 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville. A full obituary will be submitted next week. Jeffrey Tully Taff, 53, of Crawfordville, died on Sept. 9, 2014 after battling lung cancer. He was born May 1, 1961 to Iris and Buddy Taff. Survivors include his two sisters, Lisa Taff and Carol Taff; his brother, Darrell Taff; four children, Jeffrey Taff (Vanessa), Lee Taff (Katie), Kevin Taff, and Chelsi Taff; and five granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents. The memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Wood Lake in Sopchoppy. Wakullas 9th Annual VETERANS DAY CELEBRATIONWakulla Countys VFW Post 4538 would like to invite you to participate in the 9th annual Veterans Day Celebration. Join us while we honor and celebrate the Veterans of our Nations Armed Forces, both past and present on November 8, 2014 at Hudson Park in Crawfordville.Parade begins at 10 a.m. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. If you or someone you know would like to be part of the parade to honor our military or would like to be a vendor at our event please contact: Stephen Barnes (850)926-5204 David Clark (850)926-2702 or by e-mail WCVDay@gmail.com Like us on Facebook at VFW Ladies Auxiliary P ost 4538 PASTORS APPRECIATION DAY Come join us in a 3-Night REVIVAL September 25 thru the 27 with Brother T.R. Williams of Five Points Tennessee Sunday, September 28th We will have a guest speaker with dinner and fellowship to follow. Special Singing after dinner that you will not want to missPANACEA FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY Service will start at 11am and go until. Services will be at 7 p.m. nightly Come join us in worship and fellowship! You can eat at the church or take your plate to go. Come and enjoy some good food and also support a great cause! Sept. 26, 2104 from 5:30-7:30pm To benet Thailand Mission TeamWe are trying to raise funds for our upcoming mission trip to Thailand.$10 PER PLATEPrice includes: sh, cheese grits, coleslaw, hushpuppies, drink and dessert.Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church ofce at 926-5152 to RSVP. 1391 Crawfordville Hwy.
Page 8A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comhappenings in our community CommunitySpecial to The NewsOperation Santa is gearing up for another year of helping families in our community. Interested in adopting a family? Come to a meeting to nd out more on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. at the One Stop Community Center. An individual, church, neighborhood, club, school, or business can make a big impact by adopting a family, or multiple families. Some adopters prefer to adopt families with which they can identify, or request a family of a certain size. Like Operation Santa Wakulla on Facebook or visit www.OperationSantaWakulla.org for more information. Adoption Team Lead Robin Lunn can provide information at 926-1233 or 5618185366; or email RMLunn@comcast.net.PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe Sopchoppy Opry and South Bound Band welcomes special guest Chipola Shanachie to the stage of historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium, Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Chipola Shanachie features three generations of the Alderman ladies Joan, Amy and Kathrine. Their music re ects pride in their heritage and incorporates collected memories and stories of Panhandle pioneers! Tickets are $12 and may be reserved in advance by calling 962-3711 or purchased at the door. By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netThe second stepping-out event by Friends of Wakulla Springs was Sept. 13 at the Wakulla Public Library featured wetlands creatures of all shapes, sounds, sizes and dietary habits. Children and adults learned about the delicate habitats the creatures need to thrive, and had a chance to get up close and personal with the animals. Katherine Gilbert, a wetlands botanist in Florida for almost 30 years, talked about bladderworts a carnivorous water plant with a star-shaped root system that sits atop the water, and bladders that hang below, capable of sucking in and devouring aquatic insects unlucky enough to touch one of its sensitive hairs. Wakulla and surrounding areas support carnivorous plants, Gilbert said. And carnivorous plants have very speci c habitat requirements. Gilbert expounded upon other creatures that need wetlands, and brought some with her, including an uncooperative bullfrog that delighted the children. While mosquitoes are a pest, Gilbert said a healthy wetland will produce suf cient mosquito-eaters to eat all of the mosquitoes it produces. Nature already has these things set in place, Gilbert said, adding that is why destruction of wetlands has such a negative impact on the environment, plant and animal life, and eventually humans. Gilbert went on to discuss the bene ts of mosaic and natural landscapes, and using as few pesticide treatments as possible to maintain the integrity of the wetlands. She also announced an upcoming presentation on black bears at the library at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. Jack Rudloe, founder of the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, said the wetlands amendment property rights issue has been misrepresented. In November, marsh Marxists are going to slap cuffs on you and drag you off your property, Rudloe said. We will be sued. Its all lies. There is no truth to 99 percent of everything there. Who is promulgating it? The people who make a living off of ruining wetlands. Rudloe held up the blue crabs, and talked about their life cycle and reproduction. He drew a connection between protecting the wetlands, and the seafood and shing industry. People dream all day of shing, while sitting in their cubicles, Rudloe said. Seafood is a part of our culture. How do we get these concepts across? My answer is to corrupt young minds. I cant change people just get to the younger generation. Sammy and Sandy Tedder charmed the audience with their sounds of nature. The Tedders record the sounds of hydrologic cycle, nighttime insects, and chirping, and enhance the recordings with instrumental music. A noisy habitat is a healthy habitat, Sammy said. Children were thrilled to play with the many instruments, in accompaniment to the Tedders. The next Friends stepping-out event will be a two-mile hike at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Wakulla Springs State Parks Riversinks Tract (the entrance to the Riversinks hike is off the CJ Spears Road entrance to Wakulla Springs State Park) that takes participants past sinkholes, sinking streams and swallets. Springs Ambassador Cal Jamison calls this free excursion: Passage Into the Underground: Swallets, Sinkholes and Springs, Oh My! No registration is required.NICOLE ZEMAPhotos from far left: Olivia Dugger, 7, Kyendra Thomas, 7, Eli Garrison, 8, and Kaley Fruggier, 8, play with musical instruments from Sammy and Sandy Tedder. Katherine Gilbert holds a bullfrog. Kaeden Kilgore, 2, and Salome Hines, 5, are fascinated by the ddler crabs from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.Friends of Wakulla Springs explore wetlands creatures & sounds Be Santa for a local family this Christmas Chipola Shanachi Chipola Shanachi at Sopchopy Opry at Sopchopy Opry Special to The NewsA barbecue fundraiser for Jenna Strickland and family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Shriners Club at 4141 Crawfordville Hwy. Jenna will be going to Boston Childrens Hospital to have her sixth open-heart surgery. The family is in need of help with medical, travel and lodging expenses associated with the surgery. Barbecue plates are $8 pulled pork sandwich, baked beans and coleslaw. The awardwinning competition team Verlie Qs will smoke the Boston butts. Jenna was born with an A-V canal defect. She now needs her pulmonary valve and mitral valve replaced, and will be a very challenging surgery that can improve her quality of life and give Jenna the stamina and energy to return to enjoying the things a 13 year old should be able to do. Doctors in Boston are unable to give the family a timeline on how long they will be away from home. All donations are greatly appreciated. Pre-ordered lunch delivery is available to local organizations. Contact Paige 5282647 or Rhonda 5281990. Barbecue fundraiser will be Friday, Sept. 26Jenna Strickland Kellie Grace Gwaltney of Crawfordville celebrated her rst birthday on Sept. 11. Kellie Grace is the daughter of Chad and Erika Gwaltney. Her big brother is Hunter Weeks. Happy rst birthday, Kellie Grace!Happy rst birthday to these Wakulla cutiesSadie Greene of Crawfordville celebrated her rst birthday on Sept. 24. Sadie is the daughter of Jared and Amber Greene. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 9Aeducation news from local schools SchoolBy KAREN J. WELLSChief Human Capital Of cer, WCSDSuperintendent Robert Pearce and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the passion and enthusiasm for teaching and serving as well as the dedication displayed on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they advance. Amy Seidler, April Teacher of the Month, has served the students of Wakulla County, since 1996, when she started teaching at Crawfordville Elementary School. Seidler transferred to Shadeville in 1997 and taught rst grade fteen years. In 2012 she was selected to be the elementary school reading coach. Seidler started volunteering at Shadeville when her daughter was in second grade and eventually became a substitute teacher while earning her bachelors degree at FSU. As a Reading Coach she enjoys the challenges and opportunities to learn and share more about instruction, intervention and motivation techniques with colleagues. She shares, Our employees are professionals who demonstrate their commitment to student success through their actions. They accept responsibilities with grace and perseverance to provide students academic, social and emotional support. Those people have inspired me to accept new challenges. Part of the job of Reading Coach is to assess struggling students reading using Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment for grades K-3. Activities cover phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, reading comprehension and uency. Chief Academic Of cer Beth Mims adds, Amy Seidler is an amazing professional who successfully juggles moving between two schools and working on district-wide projects. A reading coachs task is daunting and she handles the assignment with a smile and quiet way of effectively communicating with all involved. When not busy at school Seidler contributes to the schools and community by serving on various committees such as St. Marks Waterfronts, St. Marks Stone Crab Festival, Opening Nights, Book Club and Odyssey of the Mind. Cami Bernales, Shadeville Elementary School 2nd grade teacher, started her career in Wakulla as a PreK teacher at WEC and is also recognized as a September Teacher of the Month. She began her journey working in Wakulla County as a student teacher and intern. Bernales states, I discovered passionate teachers who strive every day to reach for the stars in order to ful ll every students needs during my internship. At that time I knew I could plant my feet and start an exciting career in Wakulla County. Bernales is also a product of the Wakulla County School System and a graduate of Flagler College. Seeing her students inspired by learning activities provides her with great joy. She notes, I call it DRIVE. What could be better than teaching excited students where anything and everything is possible? Shadeville Principal Susan Brazier shares, Mrs. Bernales is a highly respected educator. She creates a warm and inviting classroom environment in which her students truly thrive. Her calm, quiet personality is combined with a creative nature that allows children to reach for the stars with con dence. As a dedicated educators she has served on our Project Learning Tree and Positive Behavior Support Committees, as well as Technology, Reading leadership, and Yearbook Committees. Fortunately, Suzanne Fielder, Wakulla High School math teacher, returned to teaching in 2008. Prior to 2008 she served as a Wakulla Middle School teacher from 1993-2002. Also a product of the Wakulla County School System, Fielder is recognized as a September Teacher of the Month. Fielder received her degree in math education from FSU and shares, I enjoy knowing I have played a small part in the successes of my students. Wakulla High School Principal Mike Barwick adds, Ms. Fielder has a true passion for teaching math. It is obvious when you observe her teach. She is truly gifted in the art of instruction. She has elevated herself to being among the elite teachers at Wakulla High School. We are very blessed and fortunate to have her and I am proud to say she is a War Eagle. Fielder adds to the whole school program by also serving on multiple committees to include STEM scholars, literacy team, engineering academy and as the math department chair. Lynn Sellers, Medart Elementary School Food Service Worker, has been selected as the September Employee of the Month. Sellers has served the students and staff at Medart since 2008 and prior to that worked with McKenzie Tank Lines and the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Originally from the Brandon/Lake Weir area of Florida, Lynn graduated from Wakulla High School when her family relocated. She believes she was lucky to get a job with the school district. She notes, I enjoy watching the childrens faces light up when they put their lunch number in all by themselves for the very rst time. They get so excited. Food Service Director Gail Mathers applauds her positive attitude as well. Lynn brings a ray of sunshine to the Food Service program. She has an upbeat, positive, calm demeanor that radiates out to both the adults and students that she comes in contact with. She relates well to parents, students and coworkers. In her role as cashier she has excelled in managing the 500 plus student lunch accounts and makes each child feel special s they go through the lunch line. Each year, she has received recognition from the district for her outstanding attendance which is indicative of her dedication and commitment to the students and the school system. The School Food Service Department is very fortunate to have her as a part of the team. Sellers has been a member of the Florida School Nutrition Association and the Wakulla County School Food Service Association for the past ve years. District recognizes employees, faculty Amy Seidler Cami Bernales Suzanne Fielder Lynn Sellers The Wakulla High School NJROTC is having its 22nd Annual Fish Fry (Shrimp) Friday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. near the WHS softball complex. Its a great meal of fried shrimp, cheese grits, cole slaw, hush puppies and tea for $10. We are serving the meal before the Wakulla High School Varsity District game against Godby. Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance by calling Captain or Chief at 926-1944. If they do not answer please leave a message. Please support one of the best programs that Wakulla High School has to offer our youth. The program is fortunate that Poseys Up the Creek Catering Service is sponsoring the event and donating their time and food preparation to make this a success. By ANGIE WALKERPrincipal Friday, Sept. 19, Crawfordville Elementary welcomed the Wakulla County Sheriffs Department to their school in honor of Thank a Police Of cer Day. Sheriff Creel and more than 10 deputies or higher ranking members of the Sheriffs Department came during lunch at Crawfordville so that all of the students would have the opportunity to mingle with the Sheriff and his staff. As they walked around visiting with the students and handing out stickers, the students were eager to share stories and ask lots of questions. Sergeant Billy Jones, along with several other deputies, participated in a competitive math game during lunch and challenged the students mathematical skills and speed. No mercy was given from the students or the adult participants! The students look up to these men and women and consider them heroes. They know the Sheriffs Department keeps them safe and can be called on in time of need. Thank you to Sheriff Creel and all those who were able to participate Friday. Your time is much appreciated and your hero status went up in the eyes of our students! 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The plan describes two alternatives for hunting on the refuge: (1) the no action alternative would allow hunting to remain at the current status and (2) the proposed action would open portions of the St. Marks Unit and lands acquired during the next 15 years from the current acquisition boundary. The lands would be evaluated for opening for hunting as they are purchased. Under the proposed action, hunting of deer, rabbits, gray squirrel, hog, and turkey, would be considered. Hunting would be carried out in accordance with Federal and State of Florida regulations and refugespeci c regulations. Copies of the plan can be requested from the refuge and copies are available for review at the following locations: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Web page: www.fws.gov/ saintmarks/ St. Marks Refuge Association Web page: www.stmarksrefuge. org/ Written comments, requests for the plan, or questions can be directed to Terry Peacock, Refuge Manager, at P.O. Box 68, St. Marks, FL 32355; (850) 925-6121. Email comments can be provided to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.Special to The NewsThe St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuges are proposing fee changes for big game hunting, refuge speci c annual pass, building rental, and access. If approved, these changes would occur on June 1, 2015. St. Marks National Wildlife refuge currently has a $5 application fee and a $15.00 permit fee for big game gun and archery quota hunts. The refuge proposes to increase this permit fee to $25.00. The St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Sambar deer hunt currently requires a $5 application fee and $25.00 permit fee. The refuge proposes an increase of the permit fee to $35.00. In addition to these hunts, the Refuges host a number of nonlottery hunts for which hunters currently do not have to pay application fees. All of these hunts, especially those conducted on St. Vincent Island, have costs associated with them (facilities and vehicle/ boat maintenance, fuel, printing costs for regulations brochures, extra staff for check stations and law enforcement, etc.) that are not directly funded through the Complexs annual budget. In addition, St. Marks NWR collects an entrance fee for access along Lighthouse Rd(Co. Rd. 59). Eighty percent (80%) of the revenue collected from the proposed fee increase for quota hunts, entrance, and building rental fees would be added to the Refuges budget each year, providing direct nancial support for maintaining and improving the visitor services, environmental education, hunting, boat access programs and facilities. This additional funding has become even more essential as refuges deal with critical budget shortages. A fee analysis was done by Refuge staff to keep fees consistent with those charged for hunt permits by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission WMAs and Tyndall Air Force Base. Entrance fees at Florida State Parks, use of local community rooms, and access to museums were also compared The St. Marks Annual Pass is currently $15.00 and we propose increasing this pass to $25.00. St. Marks NWR also manages an education/meeting facility near the Visitor Center. We propose a $50/ day facility fee to cover utility and cleaning costs. We are also proposing a $2/person Lighthouse access fee to help cover operation and maintenance costs of the historic St. Marks Lighthouse. Special Recreation Permits for Commercial Videography will be added to this fee package, subject to the new U.S. Dept. of the Interior Fee Schedule. We are interested in hearing from you regarding the proposed new fees and fee increases, and will collect public comments beginning September 16, 2014 through October 17, 2014. Please submit any comments to the Project Leader, North Florida Refuge Complex headquarters office, via email (email@example.com), phone (850) 925-6121, or by mail to Refuge Manager, P.O. Box 68, St. Marks, FL 32355. All comments will be reviewed and considered before a nal decision is made on the implementation of the fees. St. Marks NWR, located 25 miles south of Tallahassee, Florida, encompasses roughly 40 miles of coastline and 70,000 acres. The St. Vincent NWR is 12,300 acres and 9 miles long and is located off Indian Pass near Port St. Joe, Florida. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they are part of a national network of lands that includes over 560 refuges located throughout the United States. For more information, please contact the Complex headquarters at 850/925-6121 or visit www.fws.gov/ saintmarks.Here we are and its the middle of September. The rain this week will keep temperatures down and the high 60s at night should drop the water temperature. Its getting that time of year that our fishing should start picking up. There is plenty of mullet around and the reds are starting to show up. Capt. Luke Frasier over at AMS said he went out last week and they caught quite a few trout in the Shell Point area. They caught five nice trout around T Bar or Shell Point reef using a white Gulp under a Cajun Thunder. Luke said he hooked a tarpon that jumped twice, He said if you should happen to catch a tarpon with a Gulp, Cajun Thunder and about 200 yards of power pro dragging behind him, thats the one he hooked. Capt. David Fife shed every day last week and was hampered by the heavy rains early in the week. He did catch quite a few reds. On Thursday and Friday he took the Jay Cook party for me and they had several trout each day and a limit of reds each day. He used live shrimp and mud minnows. Mike Pearson shed on Saturday and caught ve nice ounder using a Gulp in about 15 feet of water. I know a lot of people like to sh tournaments and the Seatrout Shootout is coming up. On Friday, Oct. 10 there will be a banquet and auction at the Cross Creek Driving Range and Par 3 Golf Course. Oct. 17 is the last time to pre-register. $50 per angler up till that date and $75 after. On Oct. 23 there will be a Captains meeting and kickoff party at Calico Jacks and the tournament will be held on Oct. 24 beginning at 7 a.m. Weigh in and awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at Jerrys Bait and Tackle. Good luck to all. New folks to the area are always asking me where they can launch a boat. Right now to sh the Shell Point/Panacea area the best place is Spring Creek, there is a ramp at Oyster Bay but there is limited parking and tough to get a bigger boat out on a low tide. There are still plans to put in a public ramp at Shell Point but still nothing de nite. There are no facilities at any of these places. In Panacea Rock Landing is a good ramp beside the marina and restaurant. On the Ochlockonee River you can launch at Bald Point, old Brothers III Restaurant, across the bridge on 98 there is a ramp and a good ramp at Ochlockonee State Park. No facilities at any of these places. In St Marks you have the ramps at the St Marks Lighthouse, a ramp at Newport right across the US 98 bridge and on the Wakulla at the 98 Bridge, which also has a limited selection of snacks and drinks. Shell Island Fish Camp has a small ramp on the Wakulla River and Shields Marina has a ramp on the St. Marks River. Shell Island Fish Camp and Shields carry anything you need. The nal ramp in St. Marks where the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers meet. Its still fairly hot outside so take plenty of water with you. Remember to know the limits and be careful out there. Good luck and good shing! St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuges proposes fee changes Weigh in on sports hunting planBy Eleanor Dietrich Florida Wild ower FoundationBarbaras Buttons is a very common wild ower of late summer (Marshallia graminifolia). It stands around two feet tall, growing among the Hatpin owers in moist and open habitats, but its ower is much larger and more frilly and colorful. There is one ower at the top of a long slender and almost lea ess stem. It is in the composite family, which means that what looks like one ower head is actually many individual flowers growing closely together to resemble one owers. The leaves of the plant are mostly basal and grasslike; each plant may have several ower stalks. The individual owers open from the outside inward, and the unopened buds are striking and attractive. If you stop at the wildower site at Forest Road 105, off of SR 65, you will see an abundance of this ower along the roadsides. Remember, we cant pick owers in the national forest, tempting as it is. The Florida Wildflower Foundation (www.flawildflowers.org) supports wild ower planting, education & research in Florida. Visit its new Panhandle Wild ower website (www. awild owertrips.org) to see more of what is in bloom in this area. Wild ower alert Barbaras Buttons The Wakulla Newswww.thewakullanews.com
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 11AThis report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week. JEFFERSON COUNTY: Investigator Field and Of cer Louque were on patrol in Aucilla Wildlife Management Area and found a tree stand that had rye planted around the stand. A game camera was over the rye. On opening day of archery season, Of cers Anderson and Louque made contact with the subject sitting in the tree stand. The subject admitted to planting rye and putting peanut butter out at the stand. Citations and warnings were issued for hunting over bait in a management area and other management area rules. LEON COUNTY: Of cer Louque was on patrol in western Leon County and observed black smoke coming from behind a residence. Of cer Louque made contact with the subject who was burning insulation off of several large metal pipes. A citation was issued for burning prohibited materials. BAY COUNTY: Of cers Gore and Basford were checking local fishing areas when they checked two subjects in a vehicle who appeared nervous and evasive. A consent to search the vehicle was obtained and baggies of methamphetamine, three hydrocodone pills, a yellow pill, drug paraphernalia and synthetic marijuana were discovered. The driver was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The following was sent in from Flotilla Commander Duane Treadon. Though it may not have been noticed by many, this past week marked the official change from summer to fall. With the fall season, some begin to think about the end to the boating season. While some may be thinking of the coming cooler weather and less time on the water, a certain type of boater is just starting their boating season, hunters. For many in our area hunting is not just a sport, its a way of life and a means to provide for their family. Often times, especially for waterfowl, hunters use boats to get to remote areas and blinds. Far too often while doing so hunters do not consider themselves a boater. It is important that anyone boarding a boat do so with the mindset of safe boating rst. The National Ri e Association reports that the second leading cause of death for hunters is drowning, a fact that points to the need for hunters to think about boating safety. If you plan to use a boat during the upcoming hunting season here are some tips to help keep you safe. Often flat-bottom small boats are used when hunting. These boats are more prone to capsizing. It is important to balance the load on the boat before leaving the dock. A level boat not listing to one side, is easier to maneuver and less likely to capsize if hit by a wave or during a sudden turn. Along with balancing the load check your capacity plate for weight limits. An overloaded boat sits lower in the water. Boats used in hunting often do not have much distance between the gunwale (top edge of the boat) and the water line. Overloading lessens this distance making and increases the odds that the boat may become swamped by over running waves. When calculating total weight, keep in mind additional weight that may be added by game caught. If you plan on taking a working dog make sure that they are well trained and familiar with working from a boat. The day of the hunt should not be the rst time a working dog has been on a boat. Add boating trips and activities to the dogs training during the off season. Fall weather can change quickly, especially the setting in of fog in the early morning hours when most hunters are going out. Prepare by following closely weather forecasts in the days before going out. Dress accordingly with layers that can be removed as the day gets warmer. Keep in mind you will be in a wet environment and hypothermia is a constant threat, even in our warmer climate. Most importantly remember to wear a life jacket. The in atable kind seems to work best for hunters. It allows exibility of movement while providing constant protection. When it comes to rearms basic hunter safety rules apply on a boat just as they do on a boat. Never transport a loaded rearm. The bouncing from waves and other actions this is even more important on a boat to prevent accidental discharges. If you are a passenger do not ready the firearm while the boat is in motion. Again, sudden unexpected movement of the boat can be disastrous while someone is loading a rearm. A nal thought for hunters: Remember that you are a boater when using a boat. You are required to follow the same boating rules, regulations, and laws as anyone else out on the water boating. For more helpful safe boating tips and practice we encourage you to take one of our safe boating classes. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Auxiliary, check out our website at www.uscgaux.net then contact our Flotilla Staff Ofcer 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 Officer for Vessel Examinations, Steve Hults, at Steveh@uscgaux.net. As Sherrie says, Safe Boating is no Accident safe hunting is just as important! a peek into life on and under the water Water Ways Water WaysLocal writers share their experiences UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg Stanton Coast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD Coral. We heard plenty about the challenges facing corals worldwide at the American Academy of Underwater Sciences last week. Keynote speaker Dr. Charley Veron from Australia, presented picture of vibrant reefs followed by pictures of the same reefs just a few years later, only very dead. He went on to describe the coral triangle which occupies that area of the world, from Australias Great Barrier Reef to the south, the Philippians to the north and the Solomon Islands to the East. Here he speculated is the epicenter of coral species, boasting the greatest diversity, and thus presumed origins of coral worldwide. He pointed to our Caribbean as greatly lacking in coral species by comparison. That got me thinking of the few hard corals I have encountered in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where soft corals such as the Gorgonians, dominate our rock outcroppings. He went on to discuss why coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate. Higher carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, at almost 400 ppm (.04 percent), up from .03 percent a century ago, has increased the global green house effect which has caused an increase in ocean temperatures. Corals, especially hard corals, have a delicate relationship with algal symbionts that lives in their tissues call Zooxanthellae. Under the right conditions the coral provides a home for the algae while the algae provide nutrition to the coral. It seems that when the temperature of the water becomes excessive, the algae, through photosynthesis, generate too much oxygen causing oxygen toxicity to the coral. The coral in turn must pump them out; the coral then loses its color and may die. This blanching condition permits more damaging algae to overwhelm and erode the reef. Other challenges affect the reef and its inhabitants as a result of higher carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. The ocean is a great CO2 sponge, possibly the greatest on the planet, but in doing so, the oceans pH is becoming more acidic. With increased acidity, marine organisms such as shell sh are impeded in their efforts to pull calcium from their environment to build their shells. The coral reef is made of calcium carbonate, another component diminished by the increased acidi cation of the ocean. The oceans are already stressed due to the pollution of man from oil spills to terrestrial runoff to add this increasing environmental pressure world-wide. When will it end? Dr. Vern was not optimistic. He seemed resigned to the fact that our atmospheric CO2 will continue to escalate in the decades to come. No one at the conference could provide encouragement, having seen rst-hand the decline of virtually every coral reef. My rst encounter with a beautiful reef off Ban Satahepe, in the Bay of Siam, is reported to be gone, completely! Our Florida Keys have been in decline since I rst visited them in the early 1970, when I saw Elkhorn and Stag Horn Corals, now a rare treat. When I recently dove Curacao on a research project, we saw a lone Stag Horn Coral head up against a breakwater, something our team commented on all day. Dr. Vern has been criticized for his prediction, which he sincerely hopes will not come to pass, that his Great Barrier Reef will be gone in 20 years. Think about it and think about what can be done to prevent it! A coral reef is a tragic loss with dire greater consequences. 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Page 12A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comNow I know that many of you readers who venture upon this title will be thinking something like, Now old John is getting desperate and trying to get us to read this article. No way anyone could lose a U.S. Navy eet oiler. My response is to tell every one of you that what Im telling you is true, cross my heart and hope to die. Im here to tell you that its very easy to lose a ship like that, I know, because I did. Because of the passage of time, I cannot be certain which ship it was because the Destroyer I was on operated with several oilers. Those I recall were the Canisteo (AO-99), the AO-99 identifying it as an Auxiliary Oiler, hull number 99. Two others were the Caloosahatchee (AO-98), and the Mississinewa (AO-144). I am almost certain the AO144 was the ship I lost. The AO-144 was 655 feet long (think a little over two football elds) with a beam (width) of 86 feet. I know you all are already really wondering how on earth I managed to lose such a large ship. I just said it was easy and will start from the beginning. Of course I must tell you that what happened is de nitely the biggest mistake Ive ever made. For years I have kept this information to myself, but upon reaching the ripe old age of 72, I look at things differently and if our younger generation or anyone, for that matter, can read this and learn a tough lesson that I learned the hard way, I will have succeeded. Now, a little background. Soon after enlisting in the Navy, I was sent to a service school for six months, August 1960 to February 1961, during which time I learned to send and receive Morse code at the rate of 24 words per minute at 90 percent accuracy. The Navy rating for this skill was Radioman. This was before the age of satellite communications, and ships at sea communicated between each other and with shore stations by use of large transmitters and the Morse code. I was transferred in April 1961 to a Destroyer in Charleston, S.C., and reported aboard as a Radioman-Seaman, and placed in the Operations/Communications Division aboard the ship. As luck would have it, as I was checking aboard on the quarterdeck, Jerry Ault, a Signalman Second Class, spotted me and said something to the effect, Hot dog, fresh meat. Looks like weve got us a new mess cook. That meant I got to spend three months on the mess decks. My job was to wash the tin trays of about 250 men, three times a day as they nished their meals. Telling you this, but to be honest, the delay between my schooling and actual assignment to the radio shack is no excuse for what happened. Once you learn Morse code, it stays with you, and although its now been 52 years since I learned it, to this day, I could still send and receive it. Now, a short lesson to landlubbers about what oilers do at sea. As you can imagine, ships arent like automobiles, just going to a gas station in port to ll up when their fuel is low. Ships must stay at sea for long periods of time, and especially mine, which was a Radar Picket Destroyer. A primary purpose of ours was to provide early warning to other ships and shore stations of any detected threats. We stayed at sea for extended periods of time and burned lots of fuel. So oilers cruise designated areas of the ocean to refuel ships such as mine. Now my big mistake. As with many ships, my rating of Radioman is a dif cult one to achieve, not necessarily because we are any smarter than anyone else, but because it takes a knack to get the rhythm of Morse code, and many who entered the school were unable to grasp it. If you got set back more than two classes, you were out. So we were always shorthanded in the radio shack. Whereas most watch standers would be in different section watches such as 4 on 8 off, we were always in port and starboard watches. You were either on watch all day or all night, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (all day), or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (all night). Soon after my three months on the mess decks, I was on an all night watch as the primary radio operator. About 4 a.m., the USS Mississinewa came up on our circuit and sent a message having to do with a rendezvous with our ship for refueling later that morning. Rendezvous messages are sensitive because if intercepted, an enemy, usually a submarine, could join us at a rendezvous and sink us both. So the messages were always sent encoded. No one could just read one and have any idea what they said. They had to be decoded. The messages such as this one were about half a page long, single spaced. I took the message and signaled back to the sender that I had received it. I took the rough draft out of the typewriter and put a fresh message form in the typewriter and smoothed up the message, suitable for delivery to the of cer who would decode it and take the necessary action. So far, so good. Since the time for changing the watches in the radio shack was approaching, the other two fellows on watch with me were busy getting everything ready for our reliefs. Not wanting to interrupt them, I took the rough message and compared it to my smooth one to make sure it was correct. Satis ed that it was, I placed it on the message board for routing to the of cers. I then turned to helping the others prepare for the on coming watch standers. The three of us who, as usual, were very tired, were relieved at 6 a.m., went below for breakfast and then to our racks (beds). About 10 a.m. that morning, I was rudely awakened by one of the radiomen who was on watch. Without any explanation, he shook me and said something like, Roberts, get up to radio on the double and disappeared. Seared into my brain is the scene that greeted me as I opened the hatch (door) to Radio Central. There on their hands and knees, sifting through the burn bag was my Chief Petty Of cer, D. R. Bronson, and the ships Executive Officer, Lt. Commander John Teed. They had just found my rough draft of the rendezvous message. Mr. Teed took me out on the 01 level (one deck above the main deck). He walked with me all around the ship, asking me if I could see the oiler, my answer each time, No, sir. He then told me I had left out an entire line of the rendezvous message when I copied it to the message form and that our oiler was about 40 miles over the horizon wondering where we were. He lectured me about how my simple failure to properly proofread my message had inconvenienced not only our ship but also the oiler. I was thankful the Navy no longer keel-hauled sailors or hung them from the yardarm, but even at that I was expecting to lose at least one of the hard earned stripes from my sleeve. Mr. Teed was a fine man and Naval of cer. He had enlisted in World War II and worked his way up through the enlisted ranks to become a commissioned of cer. As Executive Of cer, he was second in rank to the Commanding Of cer of my ship. Mr. Teed told me he could easily remove one of my stripes, but he would not do so. Never have I been more thankful for anything. I believe Chief Bronson, my immediate supervisor, and also a World War II veteran, had put in a good word for me to Mr. Teed. Chief Bronson was a very good man who stood up for his sailors. He probably convinced Mr. Teed to give me another chance and forego any punishment. So thats how I lost the Fleet Oiler. I was on that ship for about two more years and never again did I worry about interrupting others to help me proofread encoded messages, and I was mighty careful about proofing my plain language messages too. I took some solace in what Chief Bronson said to me a few weeks later. It was something like, Quit worrying about it, Robby, everybody makes mistakes, thats why they put erasers on pencils. I learned my lesson from that terrible experience. It was a horrible personal embarrassment for me, but even more than that, I loved my ship and respected our hard working officers and crew, and the fact that we missed that rendezvous because of my mistake, will never leave me.How I managed to lose a Navy eet oiler Red Clay Footprints By John RobertsThe USS Mississinewa (AO-144) refueling the destroyer Forrest Sherman (DD-931).SPECIAL TO THE NEWS From Front Page Anderson said he is also in favor of doing the minimum for the airport to keep its license. He said there are only four airplanes based at the airport, so major expansion and improvements are not needed. WHAT DO YOU OFFER THE COUNTY IF ELECTED? Merritt said he makes his decisions based on his own examination of the issues. I dont have a group of supporters to tell me what to do, or heres how you need to do it, Merritt said. You might not agree with the conclusions I come to, but rest assured, it wasnt based on a bunch of people pressuring me to do something for any particular reason. Merritt said he has a grasp on the countys history, served as public works director for years, and brings knowledge to the board as a civil engineer. Im going to continue to push for funds to be sent to this county, especially for US 319, he said. Thats really looking positive that its really going to happen. I will continue to advocate and spend tax dollars in the most ef cient manner. Listening, considering citizen input, and a willingness to change his mind will continue, he said. Merritt added that he did not make any campaign promises four years ago, and he will not do it now. Except one promise to keep serving to the best of his ability. Phillips said as a Presbyterian minister, he has experience working within a participatory democracy, which is badly needed on the board. His Masters degree and 30-plus years of experience in counseling psychology gives him an understanding of systems, along with compassion and understanding of issues. He has also been a high school English teacher and a soccer coach. Phillips said he brings a willingness to interact with the range of communities within the county. Phillips said he has enjoyed the campaign experience, and with candor referred to entering county politics as kind of terrifying. But it has grown on me, he said. Its a lot of fun as we interact, talk and work out the issues. I also bring a willingness to listen, work, be exible, admit when Im wrong, and change to another direction. I do not have a focused investment on a particular program, or a particular outcome on a particular issue. Phillips also bragged on his wife, Pam, saying that her range of skills and knowledge will be a bene t to his seat. He closed with talking about conservation of natural resources. We live in paradise, and were trashing it, Phillips said. Lets stop. Lets rebuild paradise. Anderson said he has more than 40 years experience as a corporate attorney and executive, with small business experience as well. He has appeared before the US Supreme Court with a case, and appeals courts nationwide. When Anderson bought property here 14 years ago, it was for the natural assets of the county, he said, and he does not like to see the economy struggling. He suggested taking advantage of the countys uniqueness, and set a strategy for growth. What can we do to jump start this economy? he asked. What can we do to bring people in? What can we do to bring industry in? I have a knowledge of that kind of industry business, that I think I can relate to those people. The countys not going to be able to do that on their own Someone with business and legal experience would be very helpful to the county, to steer it in the right direction, and away from problems. You have to anticipate what is coming that you cant see, and avoid the cost of those problems. Anderson said in corporate settings, he has been responsible for budgets as large as Wakulla Countys setting priorities, and accomplishing projects. Lastly, Anderson said he has witnessed a lot of petty bickering among commissioners, rather than working together. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 13APirates Landing Bar & Grill and the City of St. Marks are proud to present our rst annual St. Marks Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27th! An all day event will feature live entertainment with more than eight musical acts, a poker run/treasure hunt for motorcycles and automobiles starting at 11 a.m. with several stops throughout Wakulla County and also one for golf carts (the rst of its kind) starting at noon with stops in St. Marks. The $10 entry fee includes a free meal cooked up by the re ghters. Raf e tickets will be available for a Chinese auction and all of the events proceeds will go to the St. Marks VFD to help provide muchneeded supplies and equipment. The family friendly gathering will also include games and events such as chicken drop bingo, horseshoes, cornhole, bikewash, etc. The St. Marks VFD helps feed more than 300 families during the holidays, as well as distributing toys and Christmas presents throughout Wakulla County. With the help of our community by means of the annual toy run theyve sponsored for more than a decade. These First Responders are all volunteers, who not only donate their time to helping us, but also have to provide much of their own safety equipment. St. Marks VFD is also currently seeking/recruiting future volunteer re ghters. If you are interested you can contact Fire Chief Ronnie Day at (850) 251-3240 for more info on attending the monthly meetings. Pirates Landing Bar & Grill and St. Marks City Hhall are currently accepting donations to be raf ed and auctioned off for the event. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Cash contributions can also be made directly to the st. Marks VFD. Please come on out and show your support for the brave men and women who sel essly serve our community! For more information, contact Pirates Landing Bar & Grill at (850) 925-0115 or stop by at 785 Port Leon Dr., St. Marks FL 32355 open Wednesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. or check us out on Facebook. Together we can make a difference and help those who help us! This event is free to all, youre not obligated to participate in the poker run, however food and beverage will be available for purchase. Thanks again, Pirates Landing < STREET BEAT > Random, man-on-the-street interviews with Wakulla Countians. This weeks question: Asked around the City of St. Marks:What do you love best about the City of St. Marks?JOY BROWNBO LYNNS GROCERY-OWNERThe relaxed atmosphere and the friendly people! PHILIP TOOKECOMMERCIAL FISHERMANThe small town, and the calm, quiet, easy living atmosphere. Everyone knows each other and you dont have the hustle and bustle of the big city. STAN WEST RIVERSIDE CAFE-OWNERIt is a quaint little town with a down home atmosphere. Come visit us! The laid back atmosphere! ZOE MANSFIELDST. MARKS CITY MANAGERCARRIE WALTONCOOTER STEW CAFEI love all the people who live here, were like a big family. Everyone is so friendly, its like a parade, were all always waving and smiling at one another. Compiled by Lynda Kinsey Compiled by Lynda Kinsey Winner receives one meal from each of the following: OFF The Eatin Path Entry Form Please drop off form at any participating Eatin Place for chance to win. Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ _________________________________ City _____________________________ State __________Zip ______________ Phone ___________________________ e-mail ____________________________One Winner!One Meal from Every RestaurantWin One Meal from Each Listed Restaurant Every Month! Your Guide to Area Restaurants and Catering OFF OFF the the EATIN path EATIN pathCoastal Restaurant AYCE Chicken or Pork Chop DinnerMyra Jeans Grilled Chicken Pita with sideHuttons Sandwich of your choice Talk O The Town Sandwich & a drink Lindys 3 Piece Tender Dinner Pirates Landing Free Appetizer of your choice Ouzts Too Grilled Shrimp w/rice dinnerWinner Bobbie Connell drawn from Pirates Landing in St. Marks Coastal Restaurant Kids Eat Free on Wednesday 12 & under All you can Eat Chicken $699 Tues. & urs. MIXED SandwichesCrab PattysSoft Shell CrabsGrouper Shrimp Mullet We Catch itBurgers & DogsPulled Pork & RibsGator BitesSoftshell Crab Are InDinnersIce Cream & Snow ConesOpen Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-7 Closed Sun & Wed570-1004 & MoreHuttons SeafoodHwy. 98 next to fruit stand Cooked To Order Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Open 7 Days y s y s y s 2669 Crawfordville Hwy DOWNTOWN CRAWFORDVILLEMOM & POPRestaurantThe Original 926-7530 Restaurant FRESH SEAFOODStraight from the Docks of St. Marks!785 Port Leon Drive, St Marks Wed. Fri. 11am until Sat. Sun. Open for Breakfast at 6:30amWe have Gator & A Full Bar 850 925-64487968 Coastal Hwy. 98 Newport Historic Bridge WED.HOME COOKED MEALS THURS.PICKIN & GRINNINOUZTSTOO.COMFOOD BEVERAGEENTERTAINMENT$4 Daily Specials!Includes Chips and DrinkCuban SandwichCuban Ham & Pork, topped with Swiss cheese, dill pickle, yellow mustard on a Cuban Roll Includes Chips and Drink$895 926-3500 926-8886 ALL DAY LindysChicken Since19687locations 50 2120 Crawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville, Florida Help support our local heroes
Page 14A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comOn Thursday, Sept. 11, a 54-year-old Crawfordville woman reported a person looking through her window at night. Ernest Kilpatrick, 54, of Crawfordville was observed by deputies looking into the home and attempting to conceal himself on the victims porch. Deputy Ward Kromer arrived on scene and ordered the suspect to kneel on the ground. The suspect refused to comply with verbal commands. The suspect continued to walk away from Deputy Kromer until the deputy secured him with handcuffs. The victim did not know the suspect and Kilpatrick was charged with loitering and prowling, voyeurism, burglary of a dwelling after entering the victims porch and resisting arrest without violence. In other activity reported by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office this week:THURSDAY, SEPT.11 Ronda Brawer of Crawfordville reported a vehicle theft. The victim left her purse and vehicle keys inside an unsecured vehicle. Deputies Anthony Paul and David Pienta began searching for the vehicle and Deputy Paul discovered it at the intersection of Maido Street and Mohave Road. The vehicle is valued at $10,000. The victim reported the loss of $50 from her purse. Deputy Matt Helms also investigated. Kimberly McFarlin of Tallahassee reported the theft of a purse. The victim was visiting a relative in Crawfordville when she left her purse on the porch of the residence. When she returned to the scene the purse was missing. The purse and contents are valued at $155. Deputy Matt Helms investigated. Anthony Gurka of Crawfordville reported the theft of a wallet. The victim was at a Crawfordville fast food restaurant the last time he used his wallet. Unauthorized charges were discovered on the victims bank account. The wallet was later recovered. Deputy Ross Hasty and Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated. Ashley Gowdy of Crawfordville was involved in a one vehicle traf c crash on Whiddon Lake Road. The victims tire experienced a blowout. There were no injuries, but the vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputy Vicki Mitchell investigated.FRIDAY, SEPT. 12 The Stop N Save on Crawfordville Highway reported a retail theft. A 58-year-old suspect was observed attempting to take unpaid items out of the store. Two beers and two candy bars were recovered. The suspect has been identi ed but experienced a medical issue at the store. Wakulla EMS, Florida Highway Patrol and Deputy Ross Hasty assisted and investigated. The store clerk requested charges be led against the suspect once he is released from the hospital. Deputy Kyle Hanks and Deputy Stephen Simmons conducted a citizen contact at Satilla Avenue and Levy Bay Road in Panacea. After talking to a male subject it was discovered that Danny Lewis Reynolds, 52, of Crawfordville had an active writ for his arrest. During the arrest process marijuana was discovered in a cigarette package next to Reynolds. The marijuana weighed .8 of a gram and was seized. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Joshua Wickham of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed seven unauthorized charges on his bank account in the Atlanta area. The charges totaled $287 at fast food establishments, movie theaters and grocery stores. Deputy Adam Pendris and Detective Randy Phillips investigated. Deputy Adam Pendris responded to a physical disturbance call at Murphy Oil in Crawfordville. Deputy Pendris observed the suspect vehicle on the side of U.S. Highway 319 a few miles away. A female victim had blood on her nose and mouth. Witnesses reported that Fred Richardson IV, 30, of Perry, allegedly struck the victim multiple times and put her in the vehicle against her will. Richardson was charged with battery and false imprisonment and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.SATURDAY, SEPT. 13 Deputies Kyle Hanks and Stephen Simmons observed a motor scooter partially obstructing trafc on U.S. Highway 98 in Panacea. The moped did not have a tag displayed and a traffic stop was conducted. Ricky Melvin Barton, 39, of Panacea was found to have an invalid driver license. Barton was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked habitual offender. Wal-Mart Asset Protection Staff reported a retail theft. Paul Kenneth Harrison, 35, of Crawfordville was allegedly observed bagging unscanned groceries into a sack. Ten food items valued at $16 were recovered. Harrison was given a notice to appear in court for retail theft. The subject also received a trespass warning for the store. Sgt. Ryan Muse investigated. Robert Hancock of Crawfordville reported a grand theft. Someone removed a vehicle engine from the victims property. The motor is valued at $300. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. Hillary Smith of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A chain saw, pressure washer, string trimmer and shop vacuum, valued at $595, were reported stolen from the victims shed. Deputy Jeff Yarbrough investigated.SUNDAY, SEPT. 14 Carl Michael Wharton, 37, of Crawfordville was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the theft of a cell phone from an 18-year-old male victim from Crawfordville. The incident occurred in the area of 79 Raker Lane in Crawfordville. Investigators collected evidence on the scene as well as witness statements that developed Wharton as their suspect. Wharton was interviewed at a nearby residence and had blood spattered on his shirt. The victim suffered a cut to his wrist as he attempted to protect himself. The dispute originated over the telephone. The victim was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of the injury which required multiple stitches. The cell phone was not located. Wakulla EMS transported the victim to the hospital. MONDAY, SEPT. 15 A retail theft was reported at Winn-Dixie after a white female entered the store and allegedly removed cough syrup from the store without paying for it. The suspect stole $60 worth of product from the store and stuck her tongue out at the security camera as she left the establishment. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated. Detective Clint Beam assisted the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office serve a search warrant at a Crawfordville residence. A suspect was arrested earlier in the day in Jefferson County as detectives investigated a burglary. A total of $775 worth of tools was recovered during the execution of the search warrant.TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 Lois Hehr of Crawfordville reported the theft of her vehicle. A suspect, who has been identi ed, took the vehicle without permission. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC/FCIC data base as stolen. Deputy Alan Middlebrooks investigated.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 Ossie Jackson of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim observed an unauthorized charge from Direct TV on her bank account. The most recent charge was for $101 but could be higher. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated. Janice Duffy of Crawfordville reported a fraud. The victim was informed she owed money on a debt she did not incur. The amount of the debt and fees is $1,202. Sgt. Ray Johnson and Detective Randy Phillips investigated. Matthew Paarlberg of Crawfordville reported recovering a kayak. The kayak was oating down the Wakulla River near his dock. The owner has not been determined and the kayak was transported to the WCSO impound yard. Deputy Ross Hasty investigated. Lisa Ezell of Crawfordville reported an animal incident. The victims 7-year-old son suffered a dog bite. The owner of the dog has not been determined. Animal Control Officer Stefan Pedler took possession of the animal. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 15A 2014 By NICOLE ZEMAnzema@thewakullanews.netMuddy feet, mosquito bites and gritty ngernails were badges of honor on Sept. 20 as 468 people participated in the 2014 annual Coastal Cleanup at coastal and wetland sites across Wakulla Countys coastline from St. Marks to Panacea. Clubs and individuals gathered an estimated 2,340 pounds of trash. At the conclusion of the cleanup, volunteers gathered at Woolley Park in Panacea for a free hotdog lunch. Jo Ann Palmer, executive director of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, which spearheads the operation, spoke to volunteers as they ate their lunch. I hope you found some things that disgusted you today, Palmer said, adding that all trash littered on Wakullas coastline ends up in the bay eventually. She also used the lunch as a teachable moment, encouraging volunteers to think land ll instead of trash, especially when throwing away items that can be recycled. Steve Cushman, president of KWCB, said Wal-Mart donated the hot dogs, and Pepsi and Nestle donated drinks and water. Its nice that people have an interest in this kind of stuff, Cushman said of the volunteers. In a small community, it takes tons of volunteer hours to do this. While many locals pitched in, several from Leon County came down to ensure their weekend nature spots were trash-free. FSU biology major Ryan Kilbride kept dropping out of sight on St. Marks Lighthouse Road to retrieve old bottles and cans from the roadside brush. A recent prescribed burn made it easier to spot and retrieve the trash, he said. Kilbride is a volunteer at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, and said Coastal Cleanup is a good opportunity for people to learn more about local ecology. Also cleaning up Lighthouse Road were members of the U.S.S. KHAI TAM, Tallahassees Star Trek club. Commodore Richard Graham said the club has been committed to cleaning up the rst three miles of the St. Marks Trail once a month for years now. The Whole Foods Green Mission team came out with 12 volunteers to pick up trash from Wakulla Beach Road. Mary Russ, healthy eating and Green Mission specialist, said, One of the company values of Whole Foods Market is to practice environmental stewardship. There is a strong foundation in the company for community outreach, and we view the whole panhandle as our community. Taylor Pfeifer and Anna Christopher of Crawfordville Brownie Troop 155 showed off their muddy legs and said their group gathered four bags of trash off Walker Street in Panacea. We found a tire or two, Pfeifer said. I fell in a big mud puddle, but really it was fun with all the mud. Tonya Hobby, a community and health program specialist with the health department, weighed bags of reeking cigarette butts, with a prize going to the individual or group that collected the most. People dont think of tossing their cigarette butts as littering, she said. Jacob Prout, a member of the FSU biological honor society Tri Beta, said the group attempted to win the cigarette butt collection contest, but came up short. The group that won was probably hanging out at a gas station, Prout joked. Not fair. But we did nd a couch cushion. Tri Beta brought more than 15 volunteers, and picked up almost 30 bags of trash. Jack Rudloe, founder and operator of the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, talked about sea animals eating bits and plastic and Styrofoam, which stays in their gut. He invited all volunteers to tour the lab at no charge on Saturday. Volunteer groups include KWCB volunteers and board; Wakulla County High School NJROTC, AVID and Interact groups; Friends of Wakulla Springs, Church of Latter Day Saints, Sheriffs Of ce Airboat crew including Commissioner Ralph Thomas, Coast Charter School, Girl Scout Troop 443, SWAT, Wakulla County Health Department Wakulla180 and Wakulla Healthiest Weight, FSU Kiteboarding Club, Parrot Head Club of Tallahassee and many more. PHOTOS BY NICOLE ZEMAPhotos from top, left to right: In the marsh on St. Marks Lighthouse Road, Luke Koon, 11, drops a bottle into the bag held by Taylor Tillander, 11, both of Tallahassee. Taylor Pfeifer and Anna Christopher of Crawfordville Brownie Troop 155 show off their muddy legs. Tonya Hobby weighed bags of stinky cigarette butts. Captain Phyllis James of the Tallahassee Trek Club clean up St. Marks Lighthouse Road. Whole Foods Green Mission teammembers Bridget Winn and Savannah Atwell pick up trash on Wakulla Beach Road. 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Page 16A THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 www.thewakullanews.comMore than 2,500 years ago Aesop, the Greek fabulist, told the story of the ant and the grasshopper. The ant was industrious and prepared for the coming winter, but the grasshopper was pro igate and did not get ready for the impending period of privation. It did not end well for the decadent grasshopper. The moral of the story was to be prepared and have reserves ready when the days grew short. The autumnal equinox occurred on Monday night and the northern hemisphere has entered the fall season, at least on the calendar and at the equator. Here in Wakulla County at approximately 30 degrees north latitude the day and night will each be 12 hours long tomorrow, Sept. 26, 2014. Either way, the insects, birds and animals have received the message that the good times of 2014 are about to end. Even the grasshoppers have gotten the idea and are eating any palatable foliage within easy reach. Social insects, such as European Honeybees, are working hard collecting nectar and pollen from the early autumn wildflowers. Goldenrods, partridge peas and many others are humming with activity as the bees build up their stores. Honeybees also have another tactic for surviving the adversity of winter. The worker bees, which are all female, eject the drones, which are male, from the hive. The drones scatter and are left to their fate. They cannot forage and feed themselves, so they starve or fall victim to a hungry bird or animal. Even in winter the queen honeybee continues to produce replacement in the form of viable brood. Enough males will hatch in the spring, and the process will begin again. Many butterflies and moths drink the nectar of late blooming plants during the shortening days of autumn. Some, like the monarchs, are preparing for the arduous migrations to sunny south-of-the-border locations. Zebra longwings feast on the pollen of late bloomers as a method of producing a bad taste to repulse predators. Other butterflies, like the buckeye, remain in Wakulla County and have enough surviving members to replenish the populating in the spring. Hummingbirds currently are darting from bloom to bloom drinking the nectar to support their quick paced lives with this high carbohydrate solution. Like the monarch butter ies, they will soon depart on a southerly heading. The tiny hyperactive birds which have a typical wing beat of 50 per second and a heart rate of 1,250 beats per minute need the calories. Their supersonic metabolism demands the stratospheric energy levels provided by local autumn wild owers so these tiny avian visitors can successfully complete their 500 mile trip across the Gulf of Mexico. Even the lazy and long maligned fabled grasshoppers cousin, the katydid, is enjoying the remaining warm days by snacking on available blooms. This member of the Tettigoniidae family is an indiscriminant eater much like the grasshopper, but late season flowers are definitely on the menu. Katydids are most easily distinguished from grasshoppers by their long antennae which extend beyond the length of the insects body.Unlike Aesops grasshopper, they are not wasting a minute preparing for winter. To learn more about Wakulla Countys late bloomers, visit the UF/ IFAS Wakulla County Extension website at http://wakulla.ifas. ufl.edu or call (850) 926-3931. Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. He can be reached by email at harrisog@u .edu or at (850) 926-3931.Wakulla County insects loading up on nectar and pollen provided by the local wild owers.Its autumn, and insects prepare for winter Natural WakullaBy Les Harrison PHOTOS BY LES HARRISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS GET RECYCLED MATERIALSRACE IT. 3RD ANNUAL REGATTA AT THE FSU COASTAL MARINE LAB IN ST. TERESAJOIN US FROM 12PM-5PM**_________***----; **FOOD from Coastal Restaurant! *LIVE MUSIC! *Participate or come watch! *People s Choice *Most spectacular failure First boat to cross finish line *Most creative use of materials SEE RULES AND REGISTRATION AT: http://marinelab.fsu.edu/outreach/regatta/ m t t t t C C C C C o r r r r r h h h h * * P * * * * M * * * * * * * * * * * F Fi F * * * * * * M Discover exciting new professional opportunities and tap into the high-demand healthcare market today with online courses to fit your schedule.FREE* Course Options for the first 100 students age 50 and over! Health Information Management HIV & Bloodborne Pathogens Broaden your career horizons with TCCs Plus 50 online classes! Tallahassee Community College Division of Workforce Development (850) 201-8760 email@example.com www.TCC.fl.edu/Plus50 *Students under 50 may enroll for $15/course TCC is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access campus. Visit www.tcc..edu for full statement. 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
By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netWhile his offense rolled to another game scoring more than 40 points and improving to 3-1, Head Coach Scott Klees still had some concerns. He was excited that his team scores a lot, but he didnt think they are playing as well as they could. We did play well enough, he said. When were clicking, were pretty good, Klees said. A lot of it, the offensive line, when theyre blocking good, were very, very good. And that was evidenced in the number of athletes who touched the ball: Demarcus Lindsey had a 90-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff, plus two rushes for 27 yards and a TD. Receiver Justin Davis caught three passes for 90 yards. Antonio Morris carried the ball four times for 47 yards and a TD. Monterious Loggins had 10 carries for 57 yards. Quarterback Feleipe Franks was 12-of-22 for 174 yards and three TDs. Receiver Keith Gavin caught three passes for 36 yards and two TDs. But Wakulla had 10 players who sat out the game with injuries, and backup quarterback Bucky McGlammery suffered a knee injury when he replaced Franks in the third quarter. Klees said he hopes to have only three or four players sit out this weeks game and be back to full-strength for the Godby game on Oct. 3. GAME RECAP Some people hadnt even taken their seats in the stands before the Wakulla War Eagles had scored Demarcus Lindsey returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. A few minutes later, corner Chris Beverly intercepted a Taylor pass to give Wakulla the ball at the Bulldogs 24. And a few plays later, quarterback Feleipe Franks connected with receiver Kelton Donaldson for a 7-yard touchdown pass. The hapless Bulldogs suffered a blocked punt after the kick inadvertently struck a blocker, and the War Eagles took over at the 15. Demarcus Lindsey had his second touchdown of the evening. On the next series, Franks scrambled for 45 yards and set up a TD pass to Keith Gavin, and Wakulla was up 28-0 with 12 seconds still left in the rst. Taylor got back into it with a score on a quick slant over the middle to make it 28-7 with 5:41 remaining in the half. Gavin stiff-armed his way into the endzone on another pass play to put the War Eagles up 35-7 with only seconds remaining in the half. After the break, Taylor came back out red up and scored quickly to make it 35-14. The War Eagles mounted a drive that culminated in a 26 yard power run from Antonio Morris. On the pointafter, a bobbled hold led to a scramble and a pass to score a two-point conversion, putting Wakulla up 43-14. The nal score came in the third, with Kelton Donaldson taking a pass down to the 1-yard line, and Morris carried it in on the next play. UP NEXT: EAST GADSDEN Klees said East Gadsden in very big and very athletic. Were gonna have to mix it up between run and pass and play good defense, he said. Section B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014sports news and team views SportsRMS Lady Bears ready for seasonPage 12BMIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL:Wakulla Middle improves to 4-0Page 12B Wakulla dominates Taylor, 50-14 NEXT GAME: The War Eagles host the East Gadsden Jaguars on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Falling Into Fashion The Wakulla Coastal Optimist Clubs Annual Fashion Extravaganza Auction and Raffle Wakulla Senior Center Thursday October 9, 2014 6:30 pm For tickets see any Optimist member or call Sally Gandy at 850-984-2203 Bill Versiga at 850-294-8480 Fashions From The Little Black Dress Sundance Crums Mini Mall Maurices Delicious Dinner catered by Poseys SteamRoom Entertainment by Jerry Evans and Friends All proceeds go towards Scholarships for Wakulla Co unty Students TICKETS $30.00 each T h A O ense is a machine that rolls over Bulldogs; Klees says team played well enough Players of the WeekGUNNAR MARTIN Offensive line Graded at 86 percent CHRIS BEVERLY Corner 4 tackles, interception DEMARCUS LINDSEY Kick returner Had 90 yd kick returnO enseDefenseSpecial Teams Sponsored by 850926-1011Your Home Town Realtor KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS BILL ROLLINS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS KEN FIELDS/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSDemarcus Lindsey returns the opening kickoff 90 yards to put the War Eagles up to an early lead. 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Page 2B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 thewakullanews.com By MARTY COHEN If ever there was a game where the score was a bit misleading, it came Saturday during Alabamas demolition of Florida in Tuscaloosa. Yes the nal score was 42-21 Crimson Tide, which doesnt sound totally awful. After all, barely two minutes into the third quarter the scoreboard read 21-21. What a game. A shootout at Bryant-Denny Stadium. An SEC humdinger. Um, not so much. Instead it was a complete and total domination on all sides by an Alabama bunch that kept Florida involved due to its own series of miscues, hardly the norm for a Nick Sabancoached team. Florida scored its three touchdowns on drives of 16 and 31 yards following Alabama turnovers plus a defensive score when Keanu Neal scooped up a fumble and returned it 49 yards. If it wasnt for the Tides charity . Heading into the contest, we were treated to the standard football clichs it was billed as a statement game for Florida, a measuring stick to gauge the programs progress. For the last two weeks, in SEC competition, the Gator defense was simply carved up by a couple of quarterbacks who had proven nothing prior to meeting UF. Kentuckys sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles, in the rst road start of his career, threw for 340 yards in regulation against a leaky Gator defense that gave up chunk yardage plays with regularity. Then Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, considered perhaps the biggest question mark on the team, unloved by a portion of the fan base, turned into the second coming of Joe Namath or Kenny Stabler or Bart Starr or AJ McCarron or any other Alabama quarterback of renown. When the dust settled, and Saban mercifully sat on the ball in the closing minutes, it became another red-faced performance as the Gators gave up a whopping 645 yards, the most ever in the history of Florida football. Perhaps more damaging than the defensive meltdown was the inept showing by the Gator offense, which frankly, looked no different than it has at its lowest points the last few seasons. Its just getting harder and harder to foster belief in Driskel. Certainly this dismal showing reflects on more than the quarterback, but Driskel is simply not getting the job done. He once again could not connect on a deep throw to Demarcus Robinson on a rst-down call when Robinson had a couple of steps on an Alabama defensive back in the first quarter. He led another receiver out of bounds on a throw up the sidelines. He nished an unsightly 9 of 28 for 93 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. We havent even left September and already weve reached a crisis point. The wolves will be howling all night long and Muschamps tenure has reached an uneasy crossroads. Hes been unwavering in his belief the program is headed in the right direction following last seasons implosion. But after getting stomped in Tuscaloosa, the faith has been shaken in all corners. Its going to be a loooong two weeks until the Gators get a chance for redemption at Tennessee. Without over-dramatizing, the immediate fate of the program and perhaps Muschamps stewardship hangs in the balance.FLORIDA FLORIDA gators gators By TIM LINAFELT Sean Maguire said Wednesday that hed dreamed of this since his days as a little league football player in New Jersey. Sean Maguire delivered a 73-yard touchdown to Rashad Greene that tied the game in the fourth quarter. Fourth quarter, tie game, 88 yards and 11 Clemson defenders between him and the end zone with No. 1 Florida States title defense potentially hanging in the balance. After years of waiting and dreaming, Maguires moment was here. And, almost as quickly, it was gone. Sailed into the arms of Clemson defender Jadar Johnson, who intercepted an overthrown third-down pass that, at the time, looked to seal the game for the Tigers. OK, so Maguires rst crack at heroism didnt go quite as planned. Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker probably took their lumps, too. But like all good hero stories, Maguire got another chance to get it right. Fine, Karlos Williams (along with FSUs defensive line) did all the heavy lifting in overtime. And Maguires performance had several downs to go with the ups. But lets not get caught up in details. The fact of the matter is that Sean Maguire, the unheralded high-school recruit, the other quarterback in FSUs recruiting class of 2012 and once the fourth man in a three-man quarterback race, stepped under center and guided the top-ranked Seminoles to an improbably perfect 23-17 win over No. 24 Clemson. Rashad Greene caught nine of Sean Maguires 21 completions. We dont know how Maguires career will play out. Hes only a redshirt sophomore, after all. But this game, this night, it was all his. Hes carved his place in the programs pantheon. Its the greatest feeling of my life so far, Maguire said. To get this win for our team, its awesome. It was clear after the game that Maguires coaches and teammates felt the same. No one even bothered to deny that this has been a dif cult week. But for a few moments, after the reworks cleared, the turmoil surrounding Jameis Winston faded. This was Maguires game. His night. I cant be prouder of Sean Maguire tonight, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. All he did for our team. The resolve he had. And, not that anyone needs reminding, this one didnt come easy. Common sense suggested that Florida States senior-laden offense would pick up Maguires slack, make life easier on him with a steady rushing attack and some quick passes. For a half, at least, it didnt work out that way. FSUs running game nished four quarters in the red, quite literally less effective than if the Seminoles had just not chosen to run at all. If the Seminoles were going to beat Clemson, Maguire would have to use his arm. The stat book shows a better-than-expected final line: 23 for 39, 305 yards and a touchdown, which looks even better in the light of his 6-for17 rst half. There were the two interceptions, too, neither of them at particularly opportune times, but, hey, perfection was never a reasonable expectation. He was awfully close to perfection on the game-tying pass, though. And just one play after taking a seemingly devastating sack. On second-and-24 at his own 26, Maguire dropped back and delivered a pretty throw down the sideline to an alarmingly-wide-open Rashad Greene. Greene who else, by the way waltzed into the end zone for an easy touchdown as the sold-out crowd came unglued. It was two polar opposites of what not to do as a quarterback, Maguire said. You cant take a sack there, especially that situation. But the next play, it was pretty awesome. So it was a happy ending for Maguire and a happy night for the Seminoles. And, even better, a happy ending for Maguires family, too. The Maguires made national news Thursday when Sean revealed that his parents, Kevin and Tina, had given away their tickets to the game. But they were there Saturday night after all, the result of a wild overnight trek. Seans younger sister, Mackenzie, had an of cial visit with the Mary Washington womens lacrosse team scheduled for this weekend. So while she and Kevin visited the campus in Fredericksburg, Va., on Friday, Tina caught a ight from New Jersey to Jacksonville. After the visit, Kevin and Mackenzie hopped in the car, drove a 12-hour shift to pick up Tina at the airport and, eventually, made their way to Tallahassee. A trio of tickets provided by teammates later two from lineman Chad Mavety and one from punter Cason Beatty and the Maguires were here to witness what was undoubtedly one of the special moments in their familys history. After the game, Maguire ran over to the sideline to scan the crowd, nally nding his folks for a quick wave before joining his teammates in the locker room. Crazy, Maguire said. Overwhelming. Thats probably the best two ways to describe it. This, in all likelihood, was a one-night-only performance. Fisher confirmed after the game that Winstons suspension is over and, as of Mondays practice, hell be Florida States starting quarterback again. Which, of course, is in the best interest of FSUs oneld aspirations. But if those oneld aspirations materialize and the Seminoles put together another special season, there will be no denying that Maguires ngerprints are on it. This game, this night, this win, theyre all his. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 3BThursday, Sept. 25 A CANDIDATE FORUM called Speed Date your Candidate, sponsored by The Wakulla News and Democratic and Republican parties, will be at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Wakulla Senior Citizens Center Presents: MURDER AT THE FOUR DEUCES on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens complex featuring Wakulla High School dramatis personae. This will be fun, a murder mystery dinner theater, with audience participation. Tickets $30, includes dinner and show. Proceeds to support Meals on Wheels and other services provided at the center. Call 926.7145 or visit: www.wakullaseniorcitizens.com. Friday, Sept. 26 A BARBECUE FUNDRAISER for Jenna Strickland and family will from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shriners Club at 4141 Crawfordville Hwy. Jenna will be going to Boston Childrens Hospital to have her sixth open heart surgery. The family is in need of help with medical, travel and lodging expenses. Barbecue plates are $8 pulled pork sandwich, baked beans and coleslaw. Preordered lunch delivery is available to local organizations. Contact Paige 528-2647 or Rhonda 528-1990. EDEN SPRINGS NURSING AND REHAB provider invites everyone to join them from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for their Fifth Annual Senior Prom. This year the theme is s Sock Hop. Heavy hor doeuvres will be served, refreshments and entertainment. Come and have fun with us at 4679 Crawfordville Hwy., 850-926-7181. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE WAR EAGLES AFTER PARTY, hosted by Promise Land Ministries, will present the musician Jeremy Vanderloop from 10 to 11:30 p.m. after the football game, at 3167 Coastal Hwy. by Dollar General and WHS. Free admission, supervised, limited seating. Saturday, Sept. 27 THE SOPCHOPPY OPRY and South Bound Band welcomes Chipola Shanachie featuring Joan, Amy and Kathrine Alderman in a debut performance at 7 p.m. in the historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 and may be reserved by calling 962-3711 or purchased at the door. NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY is the largest volunteer event on behalf of our public lands. At WAKULLA SPRINGS, volunteers are needed to plant trees along Cherokee Sink from 9 a.m. to noon. This project will help prevent soil erosion and restore the natural vegetation. To register, call Jackie Turner 5617281. FIRST ANNUAL ST. MARKS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER presented by Pirates Landing Bar & Grill and the City of St. Marks. An all day event will feature live entertainment with more than eight musical acts, a poker run/treasure hunt for motorcycles and automobiles starting at 11 a.m. with several stops throughout Wakulla County, and also one for golf carts starting at noon with stops in St. Marks. The $10 entry fee includes a meal, cooked up by the re ghters. For more information, contact Pirates Landing at 925-0115 or stop by at 785 Port Leon Drive. Tuesday, Sept. 30 GREEN DRINKS, a free monthly event hosted by Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, will be at 6:30 p.m., at Wakulla Springs Lodge. Roger Pinholster will give a presentation about the Big Bend Maritime Centers boatbuilding classes. OPERATION SANTA is gearing up for another year of helping families in our community. Interested in ADOPTING A FAMILY? Come to a meeting to nd out more at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Like Operation Santa Wakulla on Facebook or visit www. OperationSantaWakulla.org for more information.Upcoming EventsFriday, Oct. 3 THE FLORIDA WILD MAMMAL ASSOCIATION will host a giant yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Townsends Nads Mini Storage at 59 Shadeville Road. All donations greatly appreciated. The WAKULLA HIGH SCHOOL NJROTC is having its 22nd Annual Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. near the softball complex. It a meal of fried shrimp, cheese grits, cole slaw, hush puppies and tea for $10 before the Wakulla game against Godby. Tickets can be purchased at the event or in advance by calling Captain or Chief at 926-1944. If they do not answer please leave a message. Please support one of the best programs that Wakulla High School has to offer our youth. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE WAR EAGLES AFTER PARTY, hosted by Promise Land Ministries, will present the band Canopy Red from 10 to 11:30 p.m. after the football game, at 3167 Coastal Hwy. by Dollar General and WHS. Free admission, supervised, limited seating. Saturday, Oct. 4 FRIENDS OF WAKULLA SPRINGS present a two-mile hike at 9 a.m. in the Wakulla Springs State Parks Riversinks Tract (the entrance to the Riversinks hike is off the CJ Spears Road entrance to Wakulla Springs State Park) that takes participants past sinkholes, sinking streams and swallets. Springs Ambassador Cal Jamison calls this free excursion: Passage Into the Underground: Swallets, Sinkholes and Springs, Oh My! No registration required. CHAT will host a PAMPER YOUR POOCH event at Hudson Park from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Treat your dog to a day at the spa, and allow enough time to have their picture taken after they get their pampering. Or, just get a photo. We hope to see you and your pooch(es) there! Join Hugh Taylor and May Cortese in PAINTING THE MASTODON PINK to support breast cancer awareness at Pelican Place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its $10 if you want to paint, $20 if you dont. Pelican Place is at 1357 Martin Luther King Road in Crawfordville. For more information call the hosts at 926-6058. Government MeetingsMonday, Sept. 29 The HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE is holding a public meeting at 4 p.m. in the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Conference Room. Monday, Oct. 6 The regular meeting of the BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS will be Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in commission chambers.Email your community events to firstname.lastname@example.org Email your community events to email@example.com Speed Date Your Candidate Forum Community Center 7 p.m. Murder at the Four Deuces dinner showSenior Center6:30 p.m. (2:30 Sun.)Jenna Strickland Barbecue FundraiserShriners Club5 to 8 p.m.Sopchoppy Opry Chipola Shanachie Historic Auditorium 7 p.m. ThursdayThursday FridaySaturday Week Week in inW akulla akulla W akulla akulla Sept. 25 Oct. 7 RIVERSIDE CAFE, ST. MARKS Public Address classic rock, Sept. 26, 27 Six String South country Sept. 28Live music in WakullaBANNED BOOKS WEEK Banned Books Week (Sept. 2127) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, and highlights the value of free and open access to information. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. Come in and check out a banned or challenged book and celebrate your freedom to read! FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE Our Friday night movie Oct. 10 features Hazel, who suffers from stage four cancer, although a medical miracle bought her a few more years. At a cancer support group, she meets fellow cancer patient Augustus Waters. The teenagers share the same unconventional sense of humor and fall in love, despite the inevitable fate they face. Join us for this poignant, PG-13 lm at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.WHATS GRE8T IN IOS8? Have you downloaded iOS 8? Are you wondering what the fuss is all about? At rst glance it looks much like iOS 7 and you might be wondering what has changed. Skeptical? Intrigued? Want to learn more? Bring your iPhone and/or iPad and join us as Deanna Ramsay, our Technology Instructor, demonstrates the new features of iOS 8. Join us in the Main Meeting Room, Sept. 27 from 10 to 11:30 am. Please call (850) 926-7415 to register. FRIENDS FUNDRAISER Just a few more days to buy your ticket to win a new Toshiba 50 inch LED at screen TV! Get your ticket this week at the library. Tickets are $5 each or ve tickets for only $20. The drawing will be held at our next Book Extravaganza on Oct. 4. Dont miss your chance to win! OCT. 4 BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA Dont miss the Book Extravaganza on October 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be hundreds of books to choose from, along with audiobooks, videos, DVDs, and puzzles. Please respect our limit of ve bags per patron with a monetary donation. The money raised supports childrens programs and other services at the Wakulla County Public Library, and we appreciate your support.Library News... The Wakulla County Health Department has issued a NO SWIM ADVISORY for Shell Point Beach due to the water quality. The APPLICATION PERIOD FOR OPERATION SANTA Wakulla will be open throughout the month of October. Applications may be submitted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center located on the corner of Shadeville Highway and Trice Lane. To learn more, and see an informational video, visit www.operationsantawakulla.org. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will hold its second annual HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR SALE from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. Vendor fee is $5. There will be free admission for all shoppers. For more information, contact Phylllis Berninger at 926-1453 or Nicky Lepp at 9269750. VFW Post 4538 invites the public to participate in the 9th annual Veterans Day Celebration to honor and celebrate the veterans of our Nations Armed Forces both past and present on Nov. 8, at Hudson Park in Crawfordville. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and festivities begin at 11 a.m. To be part of the parade to honor our military or would like to be a vendor at our event please contact: Stephen Barnes 926-5204, David Clark 926-2702, or by e-mail: WCVDay@ gmail.com.Ongoing announcements Special to The NewsWiley Gaby, a Crawfordville native, has spent the last ten years living in Chicago and New York City writing and performing his own unique brand of country music. His music is inspired by the classic sounds of icons like Dolly Parton, George Jones, Fleetwood Mac, and The Smiths, but with an injection of modern rock. In early September, 2014, Gaby launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise money for his debut album with his band Goldenchild. Gaby, a Wakulla High School graduate, began writing and playing his songs in Midwestern bars and coffeehouses. But it was New York City, with its vibrant Brooklyn music scene, where Gaby honed his sound. In November 2011, Gaby began writing and performing the songs that will comprise his new album. When Gaby met fellow Floridian and Tallahassean Jeffrey Doker, the band Goldenchild was born. Despite having grown up 20 miles apart, the pair had never met. They became fast friends and, Wiley and Jeff formed the country/rock band Goldenchild in the winter of 2014. Working together, Goldenchild landed a monthly residency in Manhattans West Village neighborhood. The band has garnered a loyal following, comprised both of Panhandle transplants to the Big Apple and people from all over the world, who appreciate the bands take on modern country. Based on the support of their fans and music community, Gaby and Doker decided it was time to make their debut album. They tapped Brooklyn-based producer Mark Ephraim to help produce a record that will do justice to the quality and musical complexity of Goldenchilds original songs. Ephraim has worked as an engineer and a producer for some of the bands musical heroes and has introduced the band to many industry insiders. Without the backing of a major label, Gaby and Doker have set up a crowd-funding campaign on the website Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, which includes everything from lms, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Via Kickstarter, anyone can become a backer of a project and pledge to support any amount to help artists reach their goals. If and ONLY if the entire goal is pledged, the artists receive their funding and create their product. If the goal isnt reached, no one is charged and the project isnt made. Backers also choose rewards in exchange for the money that they pledge. For instance, you can pledge $15 to Goldenchilds campaign and receive a copy of the album. Backers can pledge as little as $1 and every pledge counts, says Gaby. This is a dream come true for a couple of north Florida boys trying to make it in the big city. We appreciate any dime we get towards making this record. Goldenchilds ambitious Kickstarter campaign ends on Tuesday, Oct. 7. At 11 p.m. on that date, the campaign ends. If 100 percent or more of the pledges are made, their album gets made. If not, no one is charged and no record is made. Check out the bands Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/goldenchildband/goldenchilds-debut-album Select Back This Project Follow the directions to help these North Florida Natives follow their dream. Kickstarter uses Amazon to pledge and make payments. This secure feature keeps your information secure and doesnt require you to provide your credit card to another party. Wakulla native works on debut album Wiley Gaby
Page 4B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 thewakullanews.comBy BRANDON LARRABEETHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Sept. 19 Theres comfort in familiar faces, and a couple of wellknown people were oating through the world of Florida politics this week, either transitioning into or making the case for new jobs. Influential Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, continued his quest to take over as president at Florida State University, Thrashers alma mater. Outgoing Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, was tapped by Gov. Rick Scott for a seat on the Public Service Commission. And Captain Citrus was joining forces with the Avengers with adventures that could serve as the plot line for a future installment in the comicbook movie franchise. But not everything in Florida agriculture was as smooth as the spandex on the good captains suit. The states nascent medical marijuana industry is having some trouble clearing the last few weeds from the regulations that will govern the growing of pot in Florida. Thats the thing about going with something thats not as familiar: Innovation can be tricky. MEET AND GREET(?) Its no secret to those who have watched the machinations of the FSU presidential hunt that Thrasher might be the front-runner among search-committee members and perhaps the least-favored candidate among faculty and students at the school. This week, Thrasher headed directly into the line of fire, meeting (as other candidates did) with the people who have questioned his credentials. The gathering was successful on at least one level, Thrasher said it showed critics that the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and chairman of Scotts re-election effort is, in fact, not the devil. Talking to people helps. They realize I dont have horns, Thrasher said during a break between groups. I am who I am, and I think theyre beginning to understand that. As for total acceptance well, that appears to be a ways off. Hes saying that nothing in the past matters regarding his votes, but he keeps mentioning his (legislative) funding for the medical school, said Michael Buchler, associate professor of music theory. He cant have it both ways. The series of forums, while at times testy, were predominantly civil and also included support from faculty and students. Still, at one point Thrasher threatened to walk out due to heckling from a small group, mostly graduate assistant students, seated in the front during the faculty forum, while he was acknowledging a need to learn more about climate change. If Im going to get heckled from the front row, by people laughing and making jokes about it, then Im not going to stay. I dont think its fair to you and me, Thrasher said, breaking from his response regarding climate change. Three other finalists are seeking the position: Michele G. Wheatly, who until June had been provost at West Virginia University; Colorado State University System Chancellor Michael V. Martin; and Richard B. Marchase, University of Alabama at Birmingham vice president for research and economic development. Using feedback from the forums this week, the universitys 27-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee is scheduled Monday to make a recommendation to the universitys trustees. While Thrasher being selected for the position is widely expected, the formal naming of the next president will take place Tuesday afternoon. The presidential search is listed among the rst agenda items for a meeting of the universitys Board of Trustees. POLITICAL PATRONIS-AGE? Meanwhile, an even longerterm supporter of Scott has already locked up a job for the next few years, as Patronis prepares to take a seat on the PSC. Scott also reappointed Commissioner Julie Brown to a four-year term on the panel that regulates utilities. Both appointments take effect in January, when the current terms of Brown and outgoing Commissioner Eduardo Balbis expire. Patronis, 42, was already scheduled to leave the House in November because of term limits. Hes vice president of the family-run Captain Andersons Restaurant and was one of the rst lawmakers to endorse Scotts upstart bid for the GOP nomination for governor in 2010. Representative Patronis has faithfully served Florida families during his years of service in the Florida House of Representatives, Scott said in a prepared statement. I am con dent that Jimmy will make an excellent addition to the Public Service Commission as he continues to put Florida families rst. Brown, 39, an attorney from Tampa, has served on the Public Service Commission since January 2011. Balbis declined to seek another term. Patronis wasnt the only political or government hand in the running. Former state Rep. Dave Murzin, R-Pensacola, was among the candidates, as was Patrick Sheehan, director of the Of ce of Energy in the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Public Service Commission members are paid an annual salary of $131,036, according to the state budget. Appointments to the Public Service Commission can have far-reaching implications, as the panel approves utility rates and, in recent years, has grappled with thorny issues such as the costs of nuclearpower projects. In three earlier selections to the ve-member panel, Scott reappointed Art Graham, Ronald Brise and Lisa Edgar. Patronis is Scotts first new appointee to the board; the other four members were originally selected by former Govs. Jeb Bush or Charlie Crist, now Scotts opponent in the November election. But the incumbent has gotten to appoint or reappoint every board member during his term. OF POT AND PODS It didnt take long for the newest draft of Floridas oftrewritten rules of the road for the medical marijuana industry to draw a challenge. In fact, it took less than a week, after a Monday challenge by Miami-based Costa Farms opened up a battle over the regulations. The company, the states largest nursery, led the challenge with the state Division of Administrative Hearings, questioning the proposed use of a lottery to pick ve licensees one in each region of the state to grow, process and distribute the non-euphoric strains of cannabis legalized by the Legislature and Scott this spring. The complaint contends the proposed rule is also invalid because of another component that restricts quali ed nurseries to applying only once for a license but allows other entities that partner with nurseries to make multiple applications. The way the rules are written today, essentially you have given out-of-state actors multiple bites of the apple whereas the nurseries that are the ones that are prescribed in the bill as being the sole obligants only have one shot at it, Costa Farms Vice President Peter Freyre told The News Service of Florida in an interview. The challenge argues that Floridas new law approving strains of marijuana low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabadiol, or CBD, did not authorize the Department of Health to use a lottery to grant the licenses. The complaint also accuses the agency of contradicting the Legislatures intent regarding who can get one of the highly sought-after licenses. Other challenges soon followed, including one from Plants of Ruskin and one from the Florida Medical Cannabis Association. TO THE RESCUE Need a peace mission in Floridas agriculture industry? This looks like a job for ... Captain Citrus. The new and improved Captain Citrus at that. The once-rotund orange had $1 million of work done by Marvel Entertainment, turning him into a more buffed gure, powered by the sun and intended to help boost Florida citrus sales while ghting evil. Now hes John Polk, empowered by mysterious solar pods found growing in his familys Central Florida citrus grove. In a debut issue of a digital comic, Polk joins members of the Avengers Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and Black Widow to battle a gamma enhanced evil genius known as the Leader whose minions have attacked Orlando. STORY OF THE WEEK: Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, appears to be on the verge of becoming president of Florida State University. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: If you dont know that I support Charlie Crist, you dont read my tweets. Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano, a Republican and longtime backer of Republican-turned-Democrat Crist, who is running for governor in November.WEEKLY ROUNDUP (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Old faces in new places WHITES WINESLife is richer with wineBy DAVID WHITEWine demands to be shared. Enjoying a glass alone is ne, of course. But theres an emotional component to wine appreciation. Thats a big reason why enjoying a bottle with friends is always more meaningful than drinking alone. Chicago wine enthusiast Mark Boldizsar recognizes that few experiences are quite as enchanting as sharing a special wine. So last week, he took to the worlds most active wine discussion board, Wine Berserkers, to detail his journey of wine discovery -and ask fellow oenophiles about the doors that have opened thanks to wine. As much as I enjoy drinking nice wine, I have to admit its only a small part of a larger picture, Boldizsar wrote. From my personal experiences, my fondest wine-related memories are of sharing my wines in the good company of other wine lovers. In regards to my personal story, he continued, I was able to reconnect with a good childhood friend on the basis of wine. Over the past 4 years, we have been fortunate enough to meet up several hundred times (at least once a week). The wine is all well and good, but its the side stories, wine talk, and laughter that makes it so enjoyable. Shortly after his post went up, other enthusiasts shared their stories. Many credited wine for their strongest friendships. For instance, California resident Leon Markham thanked wine for introducing him to some of the smartest, kindest people I know. Others praised wine for enhancing food and travel. Eric Ifune thanked wine for helping forge a deeper connection to his father. That bond remains strong, even though his dad has passed away. Another oenophile thanked wine for helping forge a deeper connection to his son. Sitting with my son, enjoying a bottle, [and] seeing his eyes light up as he takes a sip and says, Wow, Dad, this is crazy good. To see him have a moment, like I did so many years ago, enjoying and sharing that time with him. [It was] magical. Many shared tales of launching new careers. For Bill Hooper, there were continents crossed, languages learned, cultures explored, [and] friends made on the way toward producing Riesling in northwest Oregon. These stories are moving, to be sure. But they arent uncommon. Consider my own. I rst fell in love with wine in the fall of 2007 while vacationing in Napa Valley. By the time I returned home, I had already decided that wine would become my new hobby. So I started planning more trips, reading books, taking classes, and tasting as much as I could. As I dove deeper into the world of wine, I launched a second career as a wine writer. And I met fascinating, generous people across the world. Today, I count many of them among my closest friends. Four years ago, at a fundraiser for an organization that works to aid the homeless and poor, Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre praised the wine worlds generosity. Ive never met a miserly wine lover, McIntyre said. Spendthrift wine lovers, to be sure -Ive met people who live in apartments cramped and stacked oor to ceiling with cases of wine, who wear clothes until they fall apart no matter how many trends ago they were -if ever that sweater was fashionable. And yet these same people will come up to you and say, Youve got to try this grand cru Burgundy! Every wine geek can relate to that tale. At some point, weve all watched as a friend eagerly shares a special wine, forgetting to pour any for himself. Put simply, life is richer with wine. Its more expensive, too. On the Wine Berserkers thread, David Bueker, a Riesling fanatic in Connecticut, thanked wine for amazing friendships coupled with staggering credit card bills. Many promptly agreed..David White is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com. His columns are housed at Palate Press: The Online Wine Magazine. -Janet
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Page 6B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 thewakullanews.com 000IYAE No. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 28 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Water and Land Conservation Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands Ballot Summary: Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. Financial Impact Statement: This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to the purposes specified in the amendment is estimated to be $648 million in Fiscal Year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state expenditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs are expected. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 28. Land Acquisition Trust Fund. a) Effective on July 1 of the year following passage of this amendment by the voters, and for a period of 20 years after that effective date, the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall receive no less than 33 percent of net revenues derived from the existing excise tax on documents, as defined in the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, as amended from time to time, or any successor or replacement tax, after the Department of Revenue first deducts a service charge to pay the costs of the collection and enforcement of the excise tax on documents. b) Funds in the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall be expended only for the following purposes: 1) As provided by law, to finance or refinance: the acquisition and improvement of land, water areas, and related property interests, including conservation easements, and resources for conservation lands including wetlands, forests, and fish and wildlife habitat; wildlife management areas; lands that protect water resources and drinking water sources, including lands protecting the water quality and quantity of rivers, lakes, streams, springsheds, and lands providing recharge for groundwater and aquifer systems; lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area and the Everglades Protection Area, as defined in Article II, Section 7(b); beaches and shores; outdoor recreation lands, including recreational trails, parks, and urban open space; rural landscapes; working farms and ranches; historic or geologic sites; together with management, restoration of natural systems, and the enhancement of public access or recreational enjoyment of conservation lands. 2) To pay the debt service on bonds issued pursuant to Article VII, Section 11(e). c) The moneys deposited into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, as defined by the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, shall not be or become commingled with the General Revenue Fund of the state. No. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 29 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Ballot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana. Financial Impact Statement: Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales tax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administrative action. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 29. Medical marijuana production, possession and use. (a) PUBLIC POLICY. (1) The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver is not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (2) A physician licensed in Florida shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law for issuing a physician certification to a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in a manner consistent with this section. (3) Actions and conduct by a medical marijuana treatment center registered with the Department, or its employees, as permitted by this section and in compliance with Department regulations, shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (b) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings: (1) Debilitating Medical Condition means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohns disease, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. (2) Department means the Department of Health or its successor agency. (3) Identification card means a document issued by the Department that identifies a person who has a physician certification or a personal caregiver who is at least twentyone (21) years old and has agreed to assist with a qualifying patients medical use of marijuana. (4) Marijuana has the meaning given cannabis in Section 893.02(3), Florida Statutes (2013). (5) Medical Marijuana Treatment Center means an entity that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers and is registered by the Department. (6) Medical use means the acquisition, possession, use, delivery, transfer, or administration of marijuana or related supplies by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver for use by a qualifying patient for the treatment of a debilitating medical condition. (7) Personal caregiver means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patients medical use of marijuana and has a caregiver identification card issued by the Department. A personal caregiver may assist no more than five (5) qualifying patients at one time. An employee of a hospice provider, nursing, or medical facility may serve as a personal caregiver to more than five (5) qualifying patients as permitted by the Department. Personal caregivers are prohibited from consuming marijuana obtained for the personal, medical use by the qualifying patient. (8) Physician means a physician who is licensed in Florida. (9) Physician certification means a written document signed by a physician, stating that in the physicians professional opinion, the patient suffers from a debilitating medical condition, that the potential benefits of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient, and for how long the physician recommends the medical use of marijuana for the patient. A physician certification may only be provided after the physician has conducted a physical examination of the patient and a full assessment of the patients medical history. (10) Qualifying patient means a person who has been diagnosed to have a debilitating medical condition, who has a physician certification and a valid qualifying patient identification card. If the Department does not begin issuing identification cards within nine (9) months after the effective date of this section, then a valid physician certification will serve as a patient identification card in order to allow a person to become a qualifying patient until the Department begins issuing identification cards. (c) LIMITATIONS. (1) Nothing in this section shall affect laws relating to non-medical use, possession, production or sale of marijuana. (2) Nothing in this section authorizes the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient. (3) Nothing in this section allows the operation of a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election w ill be held in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2014, for the ratification or rejection of a proposed revision to the consti tution of the State of Florida. while under the influence of marijuana. (4) Nothing in this law section requires the violation of federal law or purports to give immunity under federal law. (5) Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any place of education or employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place. (6) Nothing in this section shall require any health insurance provider or any government agency or authority to reimburse any person for expenses related to the medical use of marijuana. (d) DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. The Department shall issue reasonable regulations necessary for the implementation and enforcement of this section. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients. It is the duty of the Department to promulgate regulations in a timely fashion. (1) Implementing Regulations. In order to allow the Department sufficient time after passage of this section, the following regulations shall be promulgated no later than six (6) months after the effective date of this section: a. Procedures for the issuance of qualifying patient identification cards to people with physician certifications, and standards for the renewal of such identification cards. b. Procedures for the issuance of personal caregiver identification cards to persons qualified to assist with a qualifying patients medical use of marijuana, and standards for the renewal of such identification cards. c. Procedures for the registration of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers that include procedures for the issuance, renewal, suspension, and revocation of registration, and standards to ensure security, record keeping, testing, labeling, inspection, and safety. d. A regulation that defines the amount of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be an adequate supply for qualifying patients medical use, based on the best available evidence. This presumption as to quantity may be overcome with evidence of a particular qualifying patients appropriate medical use. (2) Issuance of identification cards and registrations. The Department shall begin issuing qualifying patient and personal caregiver identification cards, as well as begin registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers no later than nine months (9) after the effective date of this section. (3) If the Department does not issue regulations, or if the Department does not begin issuing identification cards and registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers within the time limits set in this section, any Florida citizen shall have standing to seek judicial relief to compel compliance with the Departments constitutional duties. (4) The Department shall protect the confidentiality of all qualifying patients. All records containing the identity of qualifying patients shall be confidential and kept from public disclosure other than for valid medical or law enforcement purposes. (e) LEGISLATION. Nothing in this section shall limit the legislature from enacting laws consistent with this provision. (f) SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this section are severable and if any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this measure, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible. No. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 10, 11 (Legislature) Ballot Title: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution requiring the Governor to prospectively fill vacancies in a judicial office to which election for retention applies resulting from the justices or judges reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospective appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not fill an expected vacancy until the current justices or judges term expires. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms. (a) Any justice or judge may qualify for retention by a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding the expiration of the justices or judges term in the manner prescribed by law. When If a justice or judge is ineligible for retention or fails to qualify for retention, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur at the conclusion of the qualifying period for retention for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. When a justice or judge so qualifies, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name of justice or judge)... of the ...(name of the court)... be retained in office? If a majority of the qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term of six years. The term of the justice or judge retained shall commence on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following the general election. If a majority of the qualified electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to not retain, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur immediately following the general election for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that office upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. (b)(1) The election of circuit judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that circuit approves a local option to select circuit judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of circuit judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (2) The election of county court judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that county approves a local option to select county judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of county court judges shall be by a vote of the qualified electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (3)a. A vote to exercise a local option to select circuit court judges and county court judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election shall be held in each circuit and county at the general election in the year 2000. If a vote to exercise this local option fails in a vote of the electors, such option shall not again be put to a vote of the electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration of at least two years. b. After the year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of circuit judges, whichever is applicable, by filing with the custodian of state records a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the circuit in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen. c. After the year 2000, a county may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of county court judges, whichever is applicable, by filing with the supervisor of elections a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the county in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen. The terms of circuit judges and judges of county courts shall be for six years. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) (1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (2) Whenever a prospective vacancy occurs in a judicial office for which election for retention applies, the governor shall fill the prospective vacancy by appointing a justice or judge from among at least three persons but not more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. The term of the appointment commences upon the expiration of the term of the office being vacated and ends on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next general election. (b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial office for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy or prospective vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified to the governor. (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, each district court of appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 7B 000IYB2 No. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 28 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Conservacin de aguas y tierras: dedicar fondos para adquirir y restaurar tierras objeto de conservacin y recreacin en el Estado de Florida Resumen de la boleta: Provee fondos para el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras con el fin de adquirir, restaurar, mejorar y administrar tierras objeto de conservacin, entre ellas pantanos y bosques; el hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, incluidos los Everglades, y la calidad del agua en ros, lagos y arroyos; playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, y emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos. Para ello se dedicar el 33% de los ingresos netos obtenidos del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos durante 20 aos. Declaracin sobre impacto financiero: Esta enmienda no incrementa ni reduce los ingresos estatales. El ingreso estatal limitado para los propsitos especificados en la enmienda se estima en $648 millones para el ao fiscal 2015-16 y aumenta a $1.268 mil millones hacia el vigsimo ao. Si eso traer como consecuencia gastos estatales adicionales depende de futuras acciones legislativas y no puede determinarse. De la misma manera, tampoco puede determinarse el impacto sobre los ingresos de gobiernos locales, si los hubiera. No se prevn costos de gobiernos locales. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCIN 28. Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras. a) Con vigencia el 1 de julio del ao posterior a la aprobacin de esta enmienda por parte de los votantes y durante un perodo de 20 aos a partir de esa fecha de entrada en vigor, el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras recibir no menos del 33% de los ingresos netos derivados del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos, tal como se define en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, enmendados de tanto en tanto, o de cualquier impuesto sucesor o de reemplazo, despus de que el Departamento de Hacienda deduzca primero un cargo de servicio con el fin de pagar los costos de recopilacin y aplicacin del impuesto especial sobre documentos. b) El dinero del Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras se emplear nicamente con los siguientes propsitos: 1) Como lo establece la ley, para financiar o refinanciar: la adquisicin o mejora de tierras, reas de agua y derechos inmobiliarios relacionados, entre ellos las servidumbres de conservacin y los recursos para tierras objeto de conservacin, como, por ejemplo, pantanos, bosques y hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; reas de administracin de vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, entre ellos las tierras que protegen la calidad y cantidad del agua en ros, lagos, arroyos, manantiales, y tierras que brindan recarga de agua subterrnea y sistemas acuferos; tierras en el rea agrcola de los Everglades y el rea de proteccin de los Everglades, como estn definidas en el Artculo II, Seccin 7(b); playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre, incluidos senderos recreativos, parques y espacios abiertos urbanos; paisajes rurales; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos; junto con la administracin, restauracin de sistemas naturales y mejoramiento del acceso pblico o disfrute recreativo de las tierras objeto de conservacin. 2) Para el pago del servicio de la deuda sobre los bonos emitidos conforme al Artculo VII, Seccin 11(e). c) El dinero depositado en el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras, tal como se define en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, no estar mezclado ni se mezclar con el Fondo de Ingresos Generales del Estado. No. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 29 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Uso de marihuana para algunas enfermedades Resumen de la boleta: Permite el uso mdico de la marihuana a las personas con enfermedades debilitantes, segn lo determine un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. Permite a los cuidadores asistir a los pacientes en el uso mdico de marihuana. El Departamento de Salud deber inscribir y regular los centros que producen y distribuyen marihuana con fines mdicos y debern extender tarjetas de identificacin a pacientes y cuidadores. Se aplica nicamente a las leyes del Estado de Florida. No autoriza infracciones de la ley federal ni ningn uso, posesin o produccin de marihuana con fines que no sean mdicos. Declaracin sobre impacto financiero: El aumento de costos generado por esta enmienda para el gobierno estatal y los gobiernos locales no puede determinarse. Habr actividades adicionales de regulacin y aplicacin asociadas a la produccin y venta de marihuana con fines mdicos. Las tarifas compensarn al menos en parte los costos de regulacin. Si bien el impuesto sobre la venta se aplica a las compras, los cambios fiscales no pueden determinarse de manera razonable, dado que, si no existe una accin legislativa o administrativa estatal, no est claro en qu medida la marihuana con fines mdicos estar exenta de impuestos. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCIN 29. Produccin, posesin y uso de marihuana con fines mdicos. (a) POLTICA PBLICA. (1) El uso mdico de marihuana por parte de un paciente calificado o un cuidador personal no est sujeto a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (2) Un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida no estar sujeto a responsabilidad penal o civil ni a sanciones, conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, por extender un certificado mdico a una persona diagnosticada con una enfermedad debilitante de conformidad con esta seccin. (3) Las acciones y el comportamiento de un centro de tratamiento de marihuana con fines mdicos inscrito ante el Departamento, o sus empleados, segn se contempla en esta seccin y en cumplimiento de las reglamentaciones del Departamento, no estarn sujetos a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (b) DEFINICIONES. A los fines de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los siguientes significados: (1) Enfermedad debilitante significa cncer, glaucoma, estado positivo del virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH), sndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA), hepatitis C, esclerosis lateral amiotrfica (ELA), enfermedad de Crohn, enfermedad de Parkinson, esclerosis mltiple u otras enfermedades para las cuales, a criterio del mdico, los beneficios del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente seran superiores a los riesgos potenciales para la salud de un paciente. (2) Departamento significa el Departamento de Salud o su agencia sucesora. (3) Tarjeta de identificacin significa un documento emitido por el Departamento que identifica a una persona que tiene un certificado mdico o a un cuidador personal de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente calificado en el uso mdico de marihuana. (4) Marihuana tiene el significado otorgado al cannabis en la Seccin 893.02(3) de los Estatutos de Florida (2013). (5) Centro de tratamiento de marihuana con fines mdicos significa una entidad que adquiere, cultiva, posee, procesa (incluido el desarrollo de productos relacionados tales como alimentos, tinturas, aerosoles, aceites o ungentos), transfiere, transporta, vende, distribuye, despacha o administra marihuana, productos que contienen marihuana, suministros relacionados o material educativo a pacientes calificados o a sus cuidadores personales y que est inscrito ante el Departamento. (6) Uso mdico significa la adquisicin, posesin, uso, entrega, transferencia o administracin de marihuana o suministros relacionados por parte de un paciente calificado o un cuidador personal para ser usados por un paciente calificado para el tratamiento de una enfermedad debilitante. (7) Cuidador personal significa una persona de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente calificado en el uso mdico de marihuana y tiene una tarjeta de identificacin de cuidador emitida por el Departamento. Un cuidador personal no puede asistir a ms de cinco (5) pacientes por vez. Un empleado de un proveedor de cuidados paliativos o de un centro mdico o de un hogar de ancianos puede actuar como cuidador personal para ms de cinco (5) pacientes calificados, segn lo permite el Departamento. Est prohibido para los cuidadores personales consumir marihuana obtenida para el uso personal y mdico del paciente calificado. (8) Mdico significa un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. (9) Certificado mdico significa un documento por escrito firmado por un mdico, en el que se indica que, en la opinin profesional del mdico, el paciente sufre de una enfermedad debilitante, que los beneficios potenciales del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente sean superiores a los riesgos para la salud del paciente, y se indica durante cunto tiempo el mdico recomienda el uso mdico de marihuana para el paciente. Un certificado mdico slo puede extenderse despus de que el mdico haya realizado un examen fsico del paciente y una evaluacin completa del historial mdico del paciente. (10) Paciente calificado significa una persona a la que se le ha diagnosticado una enfermedad debilitante, que tiene un certificado mdico y una tarjeta de identificacin vlida de paciente calificado. Si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identificacin dentro de los nueve (9) meses posteriores a la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin, un certificado mdico vlido servir como tarjeta de identificacin de paciente para permitir que una persona se convierta en paciente calificado hasta tanto el Departamento comience a emitir tarjetas de identificacin. (c) LIMITACIONES. (1) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin afectar a las leyes referidas al uso no mdico, posesin, produccin o venta de marihuana. (2) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin autoriza el uso de marihuana con fines mdicos a cualquier persona que no sea un paciente calificado. (3) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin permite la operacin de un vehculo de motor, embarcacin o aeronave mientras se est bajo la influencia de la marihuana. ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS SOBRE LAS QUE SE VOTAR EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014 AVISO DE ELECCIN Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llev arn a cabo elecciones en cada condado de la Florida, el 4 de noviembre del 2014, para la aprobacin o el rechazo de una propu esta de modificacin de la constitucin del Estado de la Florida. (4) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requiere que se infrinjan las leyes federales o pretende otorgar inmunidad conforme a las leyes federales. (5) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir adaptacin alguna para el uso mdico de marihuana en ningn lugar de educacin o trabajo, ni para fumar marihuana con fines mdicos en ningn sitio pblico. (6) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir que ningn proveedor de seguros de salud u organismo o autoridad del gobierno reembolse a ninguna persona por los gastos relacionados con el uso mdico de marihuana. (d) OBLIGACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO. El Departamento deber emitir reglamentaciones razonables y necesarias para la implementacin y aplicacin de esta seccin. El propsito de las reglamentaciones es garantizar la disponibilidad y el uso seguro de marihuana con fines mdicos por parte de los pacientes calificados. Es obligacin del Departamento promulgar reglamentaciones de manera oportuna. (1) Implementacin de reglamentaciones. Con el objeto de otorgarle al Departamento tiempo suficiente despus de la aprobacin de esta seccin, las siguientes reglamentaciones debern promulgarse a ms tardar seis (6) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin: a. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identificacin de paciente calificado a las personas portadoras de certificados mdicos, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identificacin. b. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identificacin de cuidador personal a personas calificadas para asistir a un paciente calificado en el uso mdico de marihuana, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identificacin. c. Procedimientos para la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos, que incluyan procedimientos para la emisin, renovacin, suspensin y revocacin de inscripciones, y estndares para garantizar la seguridad informtica, el mantenimiento de registros, anlisis, etiquetado, inspeccin y seguridad. d. Una reglamentacin que defina la cantidad de marihuana que podra considerarse un suministro adecuado y razonable para el uso mdico de los pacientes calificados, sobre la base de las mejores pruebas disponibles. Esta presuncin referida a la cantidad puede contrarrestarse con pruebas del uso mdico apropiado por parte de un paciente calificado en particular. (2) Emisin de tarjetas de identificacin e inscripciones. El Departamento comenzar a emitir tarjetas de identificacin de paciente calificado y cuidador personal, y tambin iniciar la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos a ms tardar nueve (9) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin. (3) Si el Departamento no emite las reglamentaciones, o si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identificacin y a inscribir a Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos dentro de los plazos establecidos en esta seccin, cualquier ciudadano del Estado de Florida tendr derecho a valerse de recursos judiciales para obligar al cumplimiento de las obligaciones constitucionales del Departamento. (4) El Departamento deber proteger la confidencialidad de todos los pacientes calificados. Todos los registros que contengan la identidad de los pacientes calificados debern ser confidenciales y estar exentos de divulgacin pblica excepto con fines mdicos o referidos al cumplimiento de la ley vlidos. (e) LEGISLACIN. Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin limitar a la legislacin para promulgar leyes coherentes con esta disposicin. (f) DIVISIBILIDAD. Las disposiciones contenidas en esta seccin son divisibles, y si cualquier tribunal competente declara la invalidez de cualquier clusula, oracin, prrafo o seccin de esta medida, o su aplicacin, las dems disposiciones continuarn vigentes en la mayor medida posible. No. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 10, 11 (Asamblea Legislativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Nombramiento Eventual para Ciertos Cargos Judiciales Vacantes Resumen de la boleta: Proponer una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado en la que se establezca que el Gobernador debe cubrir las vacantes eventuales en los cargos judiciales que estn sujetos a elecciones de retencin cuando los jueces o magistrados se encuentren por cumplir la edad legal para jubilarse o en el supuesto de que no califiquen para la eleccin de retencin; y permitir los nombramientos eventuales si un juez o magistrado no se retiene en su cargo en una eleccin de retencin. En la actualidad, el Gobernador no puede cubrir una vacante prevista hasta que termine el mandato del juez o magistrado actual. Texto completo: ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCIN 10. Retencin; eleccin y mandatos. (a) Cualquier juez o magistrado puede calificar para la retencin, la cual se produce mediante el voto de los electores en la prxima eleccin general que sea anterior a la conclusin del mandato del juez o magistrado por las causas establecidas por ley. Cuando Si un juez o magistrado no est habilitado para ser retenido o no cumple con los requisitos para la retencin, se producir una vacante eventual al finalizar el periodo de calificacin de retencin a fin de nombrar un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la finalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. Cuando un juez o magistrado califique como tal para la retencin, en la boleta se deber leer claramente lo siguiente: Deber el Magistrado (o Juez) ...(nombre del juez o magistrado)... de la...(nombre de la corte)... ser retenido en el cargo judicial? Si la mayora de los electores calificados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen retenerlo, entonces, el juez o magistrado continuar ejerciendo sus funciones durante un periodo de seis aos. Este mandato del juez o magistrado que ha sido retenido comenzar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero siguiente a la eleccin general. Si la mayora de los electores calificados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen no retenerlo, una vacante eventual se producir inmediatamente luego de la eleccin general con la finalidad de nombrar a un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la finalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. (b)(1) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de jueces de circuito sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho circuito aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces de circuito mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces de circuito deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores calificados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (2) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de los jueces de la corte del condado, sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho condado aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces del condado mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces del Condado deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores calificados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (3)a. En la eleccin general del ao 2000 se deber votar en cada jurisdiccin territorial de circuito y de condado para decidir si el modo de elegir a los jueces de circuito y a los jueces del condado ser mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. Si los electores votan por no ejercer esta opcin local, esta opcin no podr someterse a votacin de los electores en esa jurisdiccin hasta que hayan transcurrido al menos dos aos. b. A partir del ao 2000, cada circuito puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o de la eleccin de jueces de circuito, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el encargado de los registros estatales. Dicha solicitud deber estar firmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en la jurisdiccin de ese circuito en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. c. A partir del ao 2000, cada condado puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o la eleccin de los jueces del condado, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el supervisor de las elecciones. Dicha solicitud deber estar firmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en el condado en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. Los mandatos de los jueces de circuito y los jueces de condado sern de seis aos. SECCIN 11. Vacantes. (a) (1) Siempre que se produzca una vacante en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir la vacante mediante el nombramiento de una persona entre al menos tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que finalizar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a las prximas elecciones generales que se efecten al menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. (2) Siempre que se produzca una vacante eventual en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir esa vacante eventual mediante el nombramiento de un juez o un magistrado de entre al menos tres personas y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente. El plazo del nombramiento comienza cuando finaliza el plazo del cargo que qued vacante y concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a la prxima eleccin general. (b) El gobernador deber cubrir cada vacante de una corte de circuito o de una corte de condado, en donde los jueces sean elegidos por mayora de votos de los electores, al nombrar a una persona entre no menos de tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao que sigue a eleccin primaria y general que se efecte por lo menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. Se deber realizar una eleccin para cubrir ese cargo judicial por el periodo del cargo que comienza al finalizar el periodo del cargo por nombramiento. (c) Los nombramientos se debern realizar dentro de los treinta das desde que se ha producido la vacante o vacante eventual, excepto que el gobernador extienda el perodo por un lapso que no podr exceder los treinta das. El gobernador deber realizar el nombramiento dentro de los sesenta das desde que los nombramientos hayan sido certificados ante el gobernador. (d) Tal como lo establece la legislacin general, debern existir diferentes comisiones judiciales de nombramientos para el Tribunal Supremo, para cada tribunal de apelacin de distrito, y para cada circuito judicial en todos los juzgados de primera instancia del circuito. Las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos debern establecer reglamentos de procedimiento uniformes en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Tales reglamentos, o cualquier parte de ellos, podrn ser derogados por las leyes generales promulgadas con la mayora de votos de cada cmara de la Asamblea Legislativa, o por el Tribunal Supremo de Justicia con el voto concurrente de cinco magistrados. A excepcin de las deliberaciones realizadas por las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos, los procedimientos de las comisiones y sus registros debern estar abiertos al pblico.
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Ashley Feed & Hardware (850-421-7703) (www.happyjackinc. com) Wakulla Gardens Large 2 BR, 2 BA SWMH, Updated. $615. + deposit. References. 850-524-4090 UNRESTRICTED ACREAGE Timber, Hunting, Recreation 40 to 350 from 1250 per acre Mature hardwoods, Road frontage Power, Creek frontage, Mountain views, Private, Excellent huntingDeer and Turkey Call 877-520-6719 or Remax 423-756-5700 24 HR. ELDERL Y CARE Fullfilling the special needs, that are unique to the Elderly in a Private Home Setting. Rebecca Darfus 850-524-5217 CNAAble to Give Private Care in your Home. Days, Nights, & Weekends Call (850)323-0159 5242-0925 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING: EVENT: Special School Board Meeting DATE: Monday, September 29, 2014 TIME: Special Meeting 5:45 p.m. PLACE: School Board Room, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida PURPOSE: Special School Board Meeting For further information please contact: Superintendents Office, Wakulla County School P.O. Box 100, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL 32326 850-926-0065 Published September 25, 2014. 5243-0925 TWN PUBLIC NOTICE Christian radio station WUJC 91.1 FM will be holding a public meeting at St. Marks Volunteer Fire Dept., on Friday, October 3 at Noon. This is a general meeting that will address public issues, and any questions or concerns about CSN International. The public is invited to attend. Published September 25, 2014. 5244-0925 TWN Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. Statement of Non-Discrimination PUBLIC NOTICE STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TECI) is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of this organizations programs or activities. The person responsible for coordinating this organizations nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Kenneth A. Cowen, Director of Administrative Services of Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feel that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Washington, D.C. 20250 or call (800)795-3272 or (202)720-6382 (TDD). Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible. Published September 25, 2015. 5249-1002 TWN vs. Forehand, Cheryl, Cynthia 13000231-CAAXMX Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.13000231CAAXMX BRANCH BANKING & TRUST, Plaintiff, 5250-1002 TWN vs. Harrell, Lynn D. 2012-CA-000286 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000286 BANK OF AMERICA, NA, PLAINTIFF, VS. LYNN D. HARRELL, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Wakulla, Florida, on Oct. 16, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Front lobby of courthouse -3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 for the following described property: COMMENCE AT A U.S. GOVERNMENT CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE N 89 E, 103.24 FEET TO THE EASTERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A GRADED COUNTY ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE N 89 E, 1229.49 FEET, THENCE RUN N 007 W, 179.61 FEET, THENCE RUN S 89 W, 1195.72 FEET TO THE EASTERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID GRADED COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN S 10 W ALONG SAID EASTERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY 182.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2006 TOWNHOMES, VIN NUMBER(S) FLTHLCT2801-1060A/B, TITLE NUMBER(S) 94855645 AND 94855747 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein DATED: July 16, 2014 [COURT SEAL] By: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 Published September 25 & October 2, 2014. 13-004473-F1HST 5251-1002 TWN Vs. Kilgore, Luther N 14-197-CA Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-197-CA CENTENNIAL BANK, successor in interest to WAKULLA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LUTHER N. KILGORE, JR., a/k/a LUTHER N. KILGORE, a/k/a LUTHER KILGORE, if alive, and if deceased, all unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, judgment creditors, or parties claiming by, through, under, or against the ESTATE OF LUTHER N. KILGORE, JR., a/k/a LUTHER N. KILGORE, a/k/a LUTHER KILGORE; all UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES of the ESTATE OF LUTHERN. KILGORE, JR., a/k/a LUTHER N. KILGORE, a/k/a LUTHER KILGORE, who is not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties mayclaim an interest as spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees or other claimants under, by, or through LUTHER N.KILGORE, JR., a/k/a LUTHER N. KILGORE, a/k/a LUTHER KILGORE; CAROLYN N. KILGORE, a/k/a CAROLYN K. KILGORE a/k/a CAROLYN KILGORE;THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE);UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2,the names being fictitious to account for parties who maybe in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LUTHER N. KILGORE, JR., if alive, and if deceased, his unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against him; and all unknown spouses, natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in or to the lands hereinafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: PARCEL # 1 COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4 IN TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, RUNNING EAST 140 YARDS, THENCE SOUTH TO RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 10, THENCE WESTERLY 140 YARDS TO SECTION LINE, THENCE NORTH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW OF SW ) OF SECTION FOUR (4), TOWNSHIP FIVE SOUTH, RANGE TWO WEST, AND RUN EAST NINETY-TWO YARDS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN EAST THE DISTANCE OF FORTY-EIGHT (48) YARDS, THENCE RUN SOUTH TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 10, THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 10 THE DISTANCE OF FORTY-EIGHT (48) YARDS, THENCE RUN NORTH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW OF SW ) OF SECTION FOUR, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY RECENT SURVEY DATED FEBRUARY 6, 2007, PREPARED BY THURMAN RODDENBERRY AND ASSOCIATES, INC., JOB #07-022 AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT AN IRON ROD BEING USED AS MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST 275.37 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED # 2919), THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST 372.06 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED #7160) LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SOPCHOPPY HIGHWAY. SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHERLY, THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY AND SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 1465.51 FEET, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 11 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 32 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 287.98 FEET, CHORD BEING SOUTH 73 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST 287.52 FEET TO AN IRON ROD AND CAP (MARKED# 7160) LYING ON THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 4, THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 4, (AS MONUMENTED) A DISTANCE OF 446.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL # 2 COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION (4), TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, RUNNING THENCE NORTH ALONG THE SECTION LINE TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ON SOUTH SIDE OF STATE ROAD NO. 10, THENCE ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SAID ROAD IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION 140 YARDS TO A STAKE, THENCE SOUTH TO THE SECTION LINE, BEING THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF SECTION (4) FOUR, THENCE 140 YARDS WEST TO SECTION CORNER AND POINT OF BEGINNING, IN SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1984 DOUBLEWIDE ARTCRAFT MOBILE HOME, ID #VA30211555A, TITLE #40637289, AND ID #VA30211555B, TITLE #40637291. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Garth D. Bonney, Esq., whose address is Post Office Box 737, Panama City, Florida 32402, on or before October 28, 2014, 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 Amended Complaint. DATED this 19th day of September, 2014. (SEAL) BRENT X. THURMOND, Clerk of Circuit Court By:/s/Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Published: 9/25 & 10/2/2014 APPLICATION AND SEC. DEP. REQUIREDWAREHOUSE STORAGE SPACE AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL1,500 sq. ft. $1,500HOUSES3BR2.5BA 1,664 sq. ft. $1,100 3BR2BA 1,196 sq. ft. $1,000TOWN HOME3BR/2.5BA 1,440 sq. ft. $900MOBILE HOMES4BR/2BA 1,680 sq. ft. $875 3BR/2BA 1,296 sq. ft. $900 RENTALS: Wakulla Realty850-9265084Sonya HallLic. Real Estate BrokerSpecializing in Wakulla Co.
www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 9B vs. CYNTHIA CHERYL FOREHAND, UNKNOWN TENANT TENANT IN POSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA CHERYL FOREHAND, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed September 09, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 13000231CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Crawfordville, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville, FL 32327 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 23rd day of October, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 31, Block 49, Wakulla Gardens Unit Five, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 56, of the Public Records of Wakulla County, Florida. Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus fr om the sale, if any, other than the pr operty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale Dated this 9th day of September, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) BY: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301, (407) 674-1850 MRSERVICE@MCCALLARAYMER.COM If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Florida Relay Service, TDD at 1800-955-8771. The address for the Office of Court Administration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225, Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office and ask for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page Published: 9/25 & 10/2 2014. 13-03630-1 5237-0925 TWN vs. Blades, John M. 65-2013-CA-000212 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 65-2013-CA-000212 SPARTA GP HOLDING REO CORP, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN M. BLADES, ET AL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Sept. 9, 2014, and entered in Case No. 65-2013-CA-000212 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida in which SPARTA GP HOLDING REO CORP, is the Plaintiff and John M. Blades; Rena Blades AKA Rena M. Blades and St. Marks Rivers Edge Homeowners Association, Inc., 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 9th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 11, ST. MARKS RIVERS EDGE COMMUNITY, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 103 ST. MARKS RIVERS EDGE DR ST. MARKS FL 32355 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 9 day of September, 2014. 5238-0925 TWN vs. Dunn, Erik W. 652014CA000087CAAXMX 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. 652014CA000087CAAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff, vs. ERIK W. DUNN; ASHLEY L. LYNCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIK W. DUNN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ASHLEY L. LYNCH; 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 Sept. 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 652014CA000087CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is Plaintiff and ERIK W. DUNN; ASHLEY L. LYNCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIK W. DUNN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ASHLEY L. LYNCH; 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 9 day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 32, BLOCK 19, WAKULLA GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, 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 4 day of September, 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 1800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services) Kahane & Associates, P.A.8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954)382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954)382-5380 Designated service email: email@example.com Published September 18 & 25, 2014 14-00573 5239-0925 TWN vs. Blackwood, Christopher M. 65-2014-CA-000092 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 65-2014-CA-000092 MOREQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER M. BLACKWOOD; JANICE L. BLACKWOOD; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Sept. 3, 2014, and entered in 65-2014-CA-000092 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida, wherein MOREQUITY, INC., is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER M. BLACKWOOD; JANICE L. BLACKWOOD; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC. are the Defendant(s). Brent Thurmond as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front Lobby, Wakulla County Courthouse Crawfordville FL 32327, at 11:00 AM on October 9, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 35 AND 36, BLOCK WAKULLA GARDENS, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5 day of September, 2014. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 Published September 18 & 25, 2014. 13-1721514-43655 5240-0925 TWN vs. Johnson, Susan L. 2013 CA 000370 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013 CA 000370 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. SUSAN L. JOHNSON, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BRIAN C. JOHNSON, JR. 51 CONCORD ROAD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 OR 3208 SPRINGDALE DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312 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: 5245-1002 TWN vs. Tucker, Janice T. 652014CA000062CAAXMX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 652014CA00062CAAXMX ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. TUCKER, JANICE T., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVIESSE, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JANICE T. TUCKER, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Wakulla County, Florida: A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 EAST OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 29 AND RUN THENCE NORTH ALONG THE SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 559.25 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD, RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 459.64 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 31 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 287.69 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 754.74 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 287.69 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE OF 757.06 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; LESS THE NORTH TWENTY (20) FEET. AND LESS; COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 1 EAST, WAKULLA COUNTY, FLOIRDA, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST 559.85 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST 459.43 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST 223.19 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 137.32 FEET, THRU A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 16 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 29 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 40.60 FEET, THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING NORTH 82 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 40.46 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST 183.12 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST 7.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 100 ACE HIGH STABLES RD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before Oct. 25, 2014 service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Wakulla News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 12 day of September, 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 **See the Americans with Disabilities Act 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 September 25 & October 2, 2014. 14-145647 5246-1002 TWN vs. Carpenter, Lisa Ann 13000376CAAXMX Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 13000376CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LISA ANN CARPENTER, et. al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROBERT P. CARPENTER, JR., DECEASED. 181 RENEGADE RD., CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Wakulla County, Florida: LOT 21, BLOCK 18, OF WAKULLA GARDENS, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in THE WAKULLA NEWS on or before Oct. 25, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 12 day of September, 2014. Brent X. Thurmond, as Clerk of said Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk **IMPORTANT** In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at Shelia Sims, Chief Deputy Court Administrator, Office of Court Administration at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-4400. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay System Published September 25 & October 2, 2014. 31516.0116/DC 5247-1002 TWN Turner L L, LLC 09-55-CA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-55-CA SUMMITBRIDGE NATIONAL INVESTMENTS III LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. TURNER L L, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, HIDDEN MEADOWS ON LOWER BRIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, FREDERICK E. TURNER, an individual, DOUGLAS E. TURNER, an individual, CHRISTOPHER GUY FARMER, an individual, MARY MACK FARMER, an individual, HOWARD SHAPIRO, an individual, SUSAN SHAPIRO, an individual, TONY A WEAVER, an individual, TANYA D. WEAVER, an individual, FRED SAXON, an individual, ROGER KAUFMAN, an individual, JAN KAUFMAN, an individual, CAROL ANN TURNER, an individual, and DAVID FONVIELLE, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an amended summary final judgment of foreclosure in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Wakulla County, Florida, described as follows: LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5, BLOCK A, LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, AND 22, BLOCK B, LOTS 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 AND 12, BLOCK D, LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, AND 14, BLOCK E, LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, AND 13, BLOCK F, LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, AND 18 BLOCK G, LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, AND 38, BLOCK H, OF HIDDEN MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 66-71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, on the 16th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to the terms of the Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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. Some accommodations, such as sign language interpreters and real-time reporting, require additional time to schedule. Rule 2.540, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (pg. 55) requires that you contact the ADA Coordinator at least seven days prior to your court appearance or visit to the courthouse, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days. Please be prepared to explain the nature of your disability and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 15th day of September, 2014. ROGERS, TOWERS, P.A. By: /s/ Gabriel B. Crafton 5248-1002 TWN Turner Land Enterprises, LLC 09-56-CA Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-56-CA SUMMITBRIDGE NATIONAL INVESTMENTS III LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. TURNER LAND ENTERPRISES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, THE FARM HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, and FREDERICK E. TURNER, an individual, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an amended summary final judgment of foreclosure in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Wakulla County, Florida, described as follows: LOTS 1-26, INCLUSIVE, AND LOTS 29-34, INCLUSIVE, OF THE FARM, PHASE II, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, in the presence of the Plaintiff, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, on the 16th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to the terms of the Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure and in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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. Some accommodations, such as sign language interpreters and real-time reporting, require additional time to schedule. Rule 2.540, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (pg. 55) requires that you contact the ADA Coordinator at least seven days prior to your court appearance or visit to the courthouse, or immediately upon receiving notification if the time before the scheduled court appearance is less than 7 days. Please be prepared to explain the nature of your disability and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this 15th day of September, 2014. ROGERS, TOWERS, P.A. By: /s/ Gabriel B. Crafton Mark S. Mitchell, Florida Bar Number 18039 Gabriel B. Crafton, Florida Bar Number 58423 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 1500, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 (904) 398-3911 (phone), (904) 396-0663 (facsimile) Attorneys for Plaintiff Primary and Secondary E-mail Addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Published in The Wakulla News, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2014. JAX-1895978_1 Mark S. Mitchell, Florida Bar Number 18039 Gabriel B. Crafton, Florida Bar Number 58423 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 1500, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 (904) 398-3911 (phone), (904) 396-0663 (facsimile) Attorneys for Plaintiff Primary and Secondary E-mail Addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Published in The Wakulla News, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2014. JAX-1895973_1 LOT 11, BLOCK GREINERS ADDITION TO CRAWFORDVILLE, SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Nathan Ferris Stenstrom, 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 8 day of Sept., 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 18 & 25, 2014. B&H# 336550 Long-Term & Vacation RentalsCheck out our Alligator Point Beach Rentals at www.obreatly.comLet us put our Experienced Management Team to Work for You!28 Endeavour Drive 3BR/3BA completely furnished house. 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Page 10B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 thewakullanews.com 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 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: email@example.com 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 September 18 & 25, 2014. 020473 F01 5234-0925 TWN vs. Shiver, Mark Worth 12-194-CA Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-194-CA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-10, PLAINTIFF, VS. MARK WORTH SHIVER A/K/A MARK W. SHIVER A/K/A MARK SHIVER, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Wakulla, Florida, on Oct. 9, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Front lobby of courthouse -3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327 for the following described property: COMMENCE AT AN OLD IRON PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 76 OF THE HARTSFIELD SURVEY OF LANDS IN WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA 5235-0925 TWN vs. Bailey, Charles T. 65-2011-CA-000009 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 65-2011-CA-000009 Section: ________ CITIMORTGAGE, INC Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES T. BAILEY; PAMELA J. BAILEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 6, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 65-2011-CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 9th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Wakulla County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statues, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 29 CASORA ESTATES UNIT NO. 1 (UNRECORDED): COMMENCE AT A 6 INCH ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT (WITH BRASS CAP) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 90, (ALSO BEING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 85) OF THE HARTSFIELD SURVEY OF LANDS IN WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 72 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 274.40 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN NORTH 16 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 755.26 FEET TO A 4 INCH BY 4 INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT LYING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF RUTLAND ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN SOUTH 72 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 51 SECONDS WEST 428.94 FEET TO A ONE INCH IRON PIPE, THENCE RUN NORTH 17 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST 243.32 FEET TO A 4 INCH BY 4 INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #679), THENCE RUN NORTH 72 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST 429.99 FEET TO A 4 INCH BY 4 INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT (MARKED #679) LYING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF RUTLAND ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 16 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY 243.98 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.40 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A 1995 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME, ID GAFLR75A61585WE, FLORIDA TITLE NO. 67119525. 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. 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. Dated at CRAWFORDVILLE, Florida this 29th day of August, 2014. Brent X. Thurmond, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Wakulla County, Florida (SEAL) /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk Published September 18 & 25, 2014. FL-97004559-10 5236-0925 TWN vs. McGhee, Paul E. 65 2013 CA 000395 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 65 2013 CA 000395 MOREQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. PAUL E. MCGHEE A/K/A PAUL MCGHEE; GAIL MCGHEE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Sept. 3, 2014, and entered in 65 2013 CA 000395 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA County, Florida, wherein MOREQUITY, INC., is the Plaintiff and PAUL E. MCGHEE A/K/A PAUL MCGHEE; GAIL MCGHEE; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Brent Thurmond as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., the Front Lobby, Wakulla County Courthouse Crawfordville FL 32327, at 11:00 AM on October 9, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK B, AMELIAWOOD SUBDIVISION, UNIT 2, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5 day of September, 2014. Brent Thurmond, As Clerk of the Court (SEAL) By:/s/ Chris Helms, As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 Published September 18 & 25, 2014. 13-1721513-16634 5233-0925 TWN Amison, Karen Melinda 14-77-CP Notice of Admin. & Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-77-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF KAREN MELINDA AMISON NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Karen Melinda Amison, file number 2014-77-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, the address of which is the Wakulla County Courthouse. The Personal Representatives attorney is set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim, if secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail a copy to the Personal Representative. All persons interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objection they may have, or the qualifications of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. Dated this 2nd day of September, 2014. /s/ Barbara Jean Throne Florida Bar No. 776505 Chipola Law P.A. 17451 Main Street North, Blountstown, FL 32424 (850) 674-3333/Fax (850) 674-3335 ChipolaLAW@aol.com Counsel for Personal Representative Kathryn Edenfield Personal Representative 17345 NW 4th Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424 Published September 18 & 25, 2014. 5241-0925 TWN Britt, William Howard 14-CP-000080 Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-CP-000080 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM HOWARD BRITT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLIAM HOWARD BRITT, deceased, whose date of death was July 10, 2014 and whose social security number is xxx-xx-0092, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of the 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 SECTIONS 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 18, 2014. /s/ HOWARD DALE BRITT Personal Representative 12 Roland Harvey Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327 /s/ Steve M. Watkins, III Fla. Bar No.: 0794996 Attorney for Personal Representative 41 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320 (850) 653-1949 Published September 18 & 25, 2014. 5221-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 026 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 as amended, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1086 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 00-00-034-012-09561-000 Description of property: WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 5 BLOCK 48 LOT 32 OR 42 P 401 OR 610 P 563 Name in which assessed SELASSIE, 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 November 5, 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 September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5222-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 042 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DA VID OR TINA 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 # 485 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 24-2S-01W-000-03980-000 Description of property: 24-2S-1W P-14-1-M-65 5.06 AC M/L IN THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 IN SEC 24 OR 68 P 847 OR 225 P 18 Name in which assessed CODY BLAKE SMITH 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 28, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5223-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 043 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DA VID OR TINA 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 # 164 Date of Issuance May 30, 2007 Parcel # 01-5S-02W-000-02440-000 Description of property: 1-5S-2W P-9-M-52 LYING IN NW 1/4 OF SEC 1 DB 41 185 & OR 96 P 732 Name in which assessed THOMAS P POSEY 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 28, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5224-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 044 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that US BANK CUSTODIAN FOR TLCF 2012A, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1023 Date of Issuance May 30, 2012 Parcel # 17-3S-01E-000-05261-000 Description of property: 17-3S-1E P-7-M-72 W 1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 DB 11 P 284 Name in which assessed JANE GILMORE 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 28, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5225-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 045 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ALL SEASON 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 # 142 Date of Issuance May 30, 2012 Parcel # 25-3S-02W-332-01601-052 Description of property: SAVANNAH FOREST S/D LOT 52 OR 726 P 628 OR 730 P 401 Name in which assessed WAKULLA FOREST GENERAL PARTNERSHIP 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 29, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5226-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 047 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 12, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1030 Date of Issuance May 30, 2012 Parcel # 22-3S-01E-236-05401-007 Description of property: DOE FOREST RECORDED SUB LOT 3 CONTAINING 5.01 AC M/L OR 302 P 689 Name in which assessed SHERRI S CHASON 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 29, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5227-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 048 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 12, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1672 Date of Issuance May 30, 2012 Parcel # 00-00-043-000-09801-029 Description of property: LOT 43 HS P-1-29-M-11 TRACT 60 OF UNRECORDED PLAT OF RAKIRK RANCHETTES IN W 1/2 OR 77 P 648 & 871 OR 179 P 846 OR 181 P 21 Name in which assessed HEIRS OF JESSE C PALMER 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 29, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5228-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 049 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 12, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1676 Date of Issuance May 30, 2012 Parcel # 00-00-043-000-09807-000 Description of property: LOT 43 HS P-8-M11 A PARCEL OF .43 AC IN E 1/2 OF LOT 43 HS LESS STATE RD R/W OR 22 P 197 & OR 66 P 764 OR 309 P 219 Name in which assessed DONNA J BASSIN 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 29, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. 5229-1009 TWN NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2014 TXD 050 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 12, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 380 Date of Issuance May 30, 2012 Parcel # 23-5S-02W-056-02817-013 Description of property: JOSEPH LEE ESTATES BLOCK B LOT 6,7,8,9 OR 37 P 117 & OR 67 P 963 Name in which assessed DALE & ESSIE LONG 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 November 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Dated: August 29, 2014 Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: D. Richardson, Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida Published September 18, 25, October 2 & 9, 2014. Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices Tax Deed Notices AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 72 DEGREES 30 WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 76, A DISTANCE OF 732.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 72 DEGREES 30 WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 76, A DISTANCE OF 133.65 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 76, RUN NORTH 17 DEGREES 00 WEST 208.71 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF LOT 7 OF BLOCK T OF HUDSON HEIGHTS, UNIT NO 4, A SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 38 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN NORTH 72 DEGREES 30 EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARIES OF LOTS 7 AND 6 OF SAID BLOCK T, 133.65 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 17 DEGREES 00 EAST 208.71 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 0.641 OF AN ACRE, MORE OR LESS. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein DATED: July 9, 2014 [COURT SEAL] By: /s/ Chris Helms, Deputy Clerk of the Court Gladstone Law Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 Published September 18 & 25, 2014. 12-003055 Brain TeaserEach puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1 to 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sections that youve already used elsewhere in that section. Also, you can use each number 1-9 only once in each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical column of nine squares. The puzzle is completed when you correctly ll every square. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Page 11B 1. U.S. STATES: Which four states within the United States are referred to as commonwealths? 2. LITERATURE: In how many of Shakespeares plays does the character of Sir John Falstaff appear? 3. MEDICAL TERMS: What would a patient with alopecia be lacking? 4. GEOGRAPHY: What is the only continent that has no desert region? 5. LANGUAGE: From which two words is the term cyborg derived? 6. MYTHOLOGY: What is a harpy? 7. TELEVISION: What was the name of the concierge in Gilmore Girls? 8. MOVIES: What horror movie series featured the character Mike Myers? 9. ENTERTAINERS: Comedian/actor John Candy was born in what country? 10. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What groundbreaking female comedian said, I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again? 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test Answers 1. Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 2. Three 3. Hair (baldness) 4. Europe 5. Cybernetic organism 6. A female monster in the form of a bird with a human face 7. Michel 8. Halloween 9. Canada (Ontario) 10. Joan Rivers ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An upcoming trip could create some problems with your schedule unless you tie up as many loose ends as possible before you head out the door. Ask a friend or colleague to help you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Being eager to start a new project is fine. However, moving ahead without knowing what actually will be expected of you could cause a problem down the line. Ask some questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting through some recent challenges in good shape might give you a false sense of security. Dont relax your guard. You need to be prepared for what else could happen. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still advised, even though you think youre as prepared as you need to be. Keep in mind that change is in your aspect, and you should expect the unexpected. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Lions gift of persuasion helps you get your points across, even to some of your most negative naysayers. An old friend might seek you out for some advice. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Being sure of your convictions is ne. But leave some room for dissenting opinions. You might learn something that could help you avoid a possible problem later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Getting good legal advice on what your rights actually are is the rst step toward resolving that pesky problem so that it doesnt re-emerge at a later date. Good luck. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Longtime relationships work well this week, whether theyre personal or professional. Its also a good time to invite new friends and colleagues into your life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good week to do the research that will help you uncover those irrefutable facts that can back you up on your new venture when you most need it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Change is an important factor in your aspect this week and could affect something you might have thought was immune to any sort of adjustment or alteration. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Being asked to share someones deeply personal con dence might be attering, but accepting could be unwise. Decline gracefully but rmly. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) As wise as you are, you could still be misled by someone who seems to be sincere but might not be. Take more time to assess the situation before making any commitments. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to face challenges that others might try to avoid, and by so doing, you set an example of courage for all. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
Page 12B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, September 25, 2014 thewakullanews.com SportsBy EDDIE METCALFWMS CoachThe Wakulla Middle School Wildcats improved their record to 4-0 on the season, and extended their winning streak to 12 games, with a 56-32 victory over the Marianna Middle School Bullpups on Thursday. The Wildcat offense rushed for 377 yards on 31 attempts and passed for another 33, thanks to some great blocking by Tristion Brown, Noah Metlton, Reece Barwick, Trenton Lawhon, Hunter Reeves and Jazonte Hicks. Lamonte Peterson rushed nine times for 202 yards and four touchdowns and DJ Reynolds rushed 11 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats also had seven other players rush for a combined 104 yards and one touchdown scored by Mykel Kieth and the seventh grade offense. The seventh grade line, consisting of Hunter Nichols, Chandler Crum, Andrew Carter, Brody Hodge, and Brandon Tucker, rushed three times for 44 yards. The Wildcats took a 30-20 lead into half time, and outscored the Bullpups 26-12 in the second half in order to secure the win. The defense was led by Jared Roddenberry and Hunter Lawhon, and held a very athletic offense to 32 points, with eight points coming against the seventh grade defense. All of the Bullpups touchdowns came on big plays as a result of missed tackles and mistakes. The Wildcats will work hard this week to correct their mistakes in order to sure up the defense. The Wildcats are open this week, but return home on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m., to play Shanks Middle School out of Quincy. Come out and support the Wakulla Middle School Wildcats.WMS improves to 4-0 RMS Lady Bears ready to playMIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Riversprings Middle School once again looks forward to another year of exciting Lady Bear Volleyball! Coaches Summer Stokley and Amanda Butler eagerly anticipate a victorious 2014 season. This years team consists of Abigail Avera, Savannah Brown, Tanasha Cooksey, Carleigh Corbin, Jonviay Danner, Morgan Fagan, Winter Hollington, Haley Hooker, Alexis Hudson, Kayleigh Kellogg, Jada Lassiter, Caitlyn Martin, Maggie Metcalf, Aubrey Parker, Bailee Reed, Jacinta Silas, Madison Strickland, Bethany Thomas, Ronnesha Thomas, Carmen Zachry, Mya Thurman, and Caylie Bussey. Admission to home games at RMS are $1 for students and $3 for adults. Come out and support the Lady Bears and enjoy some volleyball fun! 000IWYWwww.chronicleonline.com/divanight Sponsored by AAA Western Wear Alpaca Magic Arbonne Baiter Body Transformations Citrus County Jazzercise Citrus Pest Management Color Me Wicked Complete Family Connollys Connors Gifts Crystal Auto Dental Cosmetic Dr Santa Cruz Eclectic Ends Salon Everyones Massage Florida Department of Health Citrus County Frame Design The Garden Shed Gardner Audiology Georgieos Hair Designs Gold Rush Heart of the Garden HPH Hospice Inverness Yoga It Works Wraps Jafra Cosmetics John Meyers Locks/ Mamas Juice Plus Karma La Te Da Boutique Complete Family Dentistry and Implant Dentistry M Hair Studio and the Spa at M Mez Mer Eyes Mosaic Tile Oragami Owl Rock Solid Creations Rodan & Field Skin Care Silipada Tracy Specialty Gems Suncoast Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Suncoast Plumbing & Electric Susan Reynolds The Honey Hole The New Image Med Spa Thirty One by Valorie Timberlane Chiropractic Todd F Sisto MD FACS Towne and Country All Waverley Florist Whalen Jewelers Wine Shop Zebra Candles Zen Zone Will Construction Zibye Weight 50+ Vendors 000IXDP Saturday, October 4, 2014 VIP Preview 5-6pm Event 6-9pm *Limited Availability. Taxes not included. *For tickets only go to the Chronicle site listed below.Vip $55 advance only$149 General Admission $25 advance $30 at the door Get Your Tickets Now!Call 800-632-6262to reserve your room www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com A weekend to get away, have fun and be treated like a Diva!Shop Til You Drop Cocktails Hors doeuvres Massage Jewelry Clothing Cosmetics & More! Over $3500 in Door Prizes 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 1 Night Stay & 2 General Admission Diva Tickets BEST Local News, Events, Coupons and More! Marriages Anniversaries Obituaries Births School Religion Sports Classifieds Legal NoticesSubscribe Today & Stay Informed About Local:Please accept my 12 month subscription at the price of $27Name Address City State Zip Phone # ( ) Email Address Credit Card __________ __________ __________ __________ Exp. Send Payment to:TheWakulla newsor go to www.thewakullanews.com and click subscribeSavings apply to new local delivery area subscriptions only.Promo Code: FALL Expires: 09-30-14 $27All information must be completed to receive this special offer *YES! I authorize The Wakulla News to instruct my credit/debit card company to debit my credit/debit card account $27. Local delivery area only.