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P.O. BOX 117007

Parade Will

Begin Family

Fun Day
The Wakulla County Christian
Coalition will celebrate Black His-
tory Month Saturday, Feb. 19 from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the second
annual "Family Fun Day" at
Hudson Park in Crawfordville.
Festivities will begin with a
parade at 9 a.m. Parade partici-
pants will line-up at the old
Lindy's Chicken building. The
units will travel down Azalea
Drive to Oak Street to Och-
locckonee Street to Hudson Park.
Speakers include Geraldine
Johnson, educational director of
the John G. Riley Center Museum
of African American History and
Culture. Johnson will speak on
and display a quilt of African
American history through the
various eras. There will be food
and games for children.
For more information, call
Annie Ruth Francis at 926-6320 or
Oueen Webster at 926-3416.

Offices Will

Close For

Some offices and businesses
will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 for
Presidents' Day including banks,
post offices, Wakulla County
schools and the Wakulla County
Commission offices.
The school board meeting
scheduled for Monday, Feb. 21
has been moved to Tuesday, Feb.
22 at 5:30 p.m. The county com-
mission meeting scheduled for
Monday, Feb. 21 has been moved
to Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. The
board has scheduled workshops
at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. regarding
the work of an infrastructure com-
Please turn to Page 14

Rep. Boyd

Will Host

Town Meeting
Congressman Allen Boyd will
host a Town Hall meeting for con-
stituents to express their con-
cerns and ask questions on a
broad range of health-related is-
sues on Thursday, Feb. 24.
The Town Hall meeting is part
of Congressman Boyd's Health-
care Tour throughout North
Florida. It will allow for candid
conversations within the commu-
nity on important healthcare is-
The function will be held from
noon until 1 p.m. at the Wakulla
County Senior Citizens Center at
33 Michael Drive in Crawfordville.
"During the past few years, my
constituents have consistently
expressed their concerns about
the availability and quality of
healthcare in North Florida," said
Boyd. "I urge the public to attend
and participate in the meeting so
that I can better serve the inter-
ests of North Floridians in Wash-


This Week
Almanac..................... Page 13
Church....................... Page 4
Classifieds.......... Page 16
Comment & Opinion.... Page 2
Community ................ Page 5
Crossword Puzzle........ Page 16
Outdoors............... Page 12
People............. Page 6
School................ Page 10
Sheriff's Report........... Page 15
Sports............. Page 11
Week In Wakulla......... Page 2


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Residents Ask

Lawmakers For


Of The Wakulla News
More than 150 residents
crammed into the Wakulla Coun-
ty Commission chambers for the
annual Legislative Delegation
meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. More
than half of those who attended
the event came to support the
efforts of Ronald Fred Crum and
commercial fishermen who con-
tinue their 10 year struggle to
survive the net limitation amend-
Wearing T-shirts declaring pro-
tection of the environment over
politics, Crum and his supporters
asked for help from Rep. Will
Kendrick and Senator Al Lawson
in defining what constitutes a
legal net.
The lawmakers recently filed
a bill which defines a legal net
as 500 square feet, constructed of

non-monofilament material and
without regard to mesh size.
Crum repeatedly thanked
Kendrick and Lawson for filing
bills and protecting the environ-
ment. He added that fishermen
have endured a lack of due pro-
cess at the'hands of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC)
"They (FWC) are the fourth
branch of government without
any checks and balances," said
Crum. "Our people have been
arrested and their nets have been
taken." ... : .
"We need a standard of good
over evil, Crum concluded. "We
want science and biology, not
Senator Lawson said county
fishermen need a strong presence
in Tallahassee when the new bill
Please turn to Page 14

How Sweet It Is

School Superintendent David Miller, school board
members, Director of Transportation Pat Jones
and a number of students participated in the
Wakulla Rotary Club's Valentine Parade Saturday,
Feb. 12. The school system's float declared
"Wakulla Students are the Sweethearts of Wakulla

Schools." The Rotary Valentine Celebration drew
a record breaking crowd and delighted everyone
in attendance, especially the children, as evi-
denced in the pictures on top. Rotary Club mem-
bers anticipate a net gain of $30,000 from this
year's event which will assist local nonprofit
groups and other Wakulla causes. For more on
the festival and the $1,000 raffle winner, see story
on Page 8. (Photo by Stacie Phillips/top photos
by Lynda Kinsey)

Board Wrestles Public Records Law

Rep. Will Kendrick, Senator Al Lawson Discuss Roads


Andrews Br
Rep. Will Kendrick of Florida
House District 10 and Senator Al
Lawson of Senate District 6 offi-
cially presented a new highway
sign designating the Buckhorn
Creek Bridge as the Arthur L.
Andrews Bridge Thursday, Feb.
The bridge honors the mem-
ory of Arthur L. Andrews, Wakulla
County's only Vietnam War casu-
alty more than 30 years ago, and
all of. Wakulla County's many
military service veterans.
Wakulla County Christian Coa-
lition members George Green and
Flossie Kilpatrick Denmark repre-
sented the Andrews family. The
county commission was repre-
sented by Chairman Maxie Law-
hon and VFW Post 4538 in Och-
lockonee Bay was represented by
former post commander James
The designation was approved
by the Florida Legislature during
the 2004 session.
Rep. Kendrick said Andrews
made the "ultimate sacrifice" in
service of his country. The people

Present New

idge Sign
of Wakulla County will have the
sign to remember the sacrifice of
veterans and the "debt paid by
Arthur Andrews."
Green, vice president of the
coalition, thanked everyone for
remembering Andrews.

Land Swap


For Boat Ramp
Wakulla County Commission-
ers, attempting to address public
access at the Brothers Three boat
ramp, may consider a federal land
swap creating a new boat ramp
in Ochlockonee Bay on the
Sopchoppy River.
On Monday, Feb. 7, board
members discussed the possibil-
ity of clearing land at the inter-
section of Roho Road and River
Road. Commissioners approved a
motion by Howard Kessler to
clear 50 feet of understory and
agreed not to cut down any trees.
Please turn to Page 18

Wakulla County Commission-
ers and staff members continue
to struggle with residents' re-
quests for public records. On
Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m., the
board will hold a workshop with
Wakulla County Attorney Ron
Mowrey to discuss a way to
i streamline public records re-
The county has developed a
public records request form that
requires an individual to tell
which department he or she is
seeking information from as well
as his or her name, address and
telephone number and the items
Wakulla County Administrator
Parrish Barwick said the public
gets frustrated with staff mem-

.*, .

bers as they attempt to serve
them without releasing informa-
tion that is not subject to Florida's
public records law.
County Attorney Ron Mowrey
said information was released
recently by a county employee
that was of a confidential litiga-
tion nature. He added that some
public records requests require
extensive copying and employees
need time to prepare the records
for the citizen.
Residents Victor Lambou and
Dana Peck told county commis-
sioners that employees just need
to follow state law.
"The law is pretty much clear
on this," said Lambou. "It's pa-
tently illegal (to wait on the
county attorney for clearance).

That's what you need to do, fol-
low the law."
"You are breaking the law,"
echoed Peck. "This policy is part
of breaking the law." Peck added
that county officials forcing citi-
zens to place their signature on a
form "has a chilling effect" on
those attempting to get public
information. "Why Mr. Mowrey
would put this forward, I don't
know. All records should be avail-
able. You don't have to give your
Commissioner Maxie Lawhon
said the attorney was attempting
to "let our staff know what they
can and cannot give out."
"Our staff is not interested in
keeping information from peo-
Please turn to Page 14

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of preschool age children until her retirement in
A C a s Ac 1998, Occasionally seen in the classroom, she
A lass Actcould more often be found driving a colorful trav-
eling classroom, the Readimobile bus, to neigh-
Ruby Allen, at left, is most fondly known for her borhoods around the county. For more on her life
work as a teacher with the Wakulla County School and the challenges she faced in shaping her iden-
System where she touched the lives of hundreds tity as a black woman, see story on Page 6.

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Page 2-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

Comment and Opinion

Established In Wakulla County In 1895

Dialogue About Memories Is Long Overdue

Editor, The News:
Memories are certainly fal-
lible. The memories that were
shared at Wakulla Springs (some
of which William Snowden re-
ported very eloquently) are part
of a dialogue that has begun in
Wakulla County that has been
long overdue.
Your article also referred to a
reference I made to "memories
of seniors being the archives of
the poor." Indeed, this is true and
I am heartened by how these
archives are opening up gradu-
ally. Little by little, if memory is
to prevail over amnesia, and wis-
dom over a warped or wasted
past, then our county will be
better off when all are included.
To this end, another historic
meeting was held Tuesday, Feb.
8. The locations for such meet-
ings are purposely chosen in
what our county's comprehen-
sive plan terms "historic en-
claves." Thus Wakulla Springs
seemed an appropriate place to
meet for the Bethel community.
Similarly, the Thessalonia Mis-
sionary Baptist Church was a his-
toric location for the meeting in
the Hyde Park community last
Calling these communities his-
toric enclaves is also eye open-
ing. An enclave is a place that is
isolated from the rest of the com-
munity. In the case of Hyde Park,
most of the white people present

It is estimated that between
300 and 500 people lived at Hyde
Park before World War II. Sus-
tained through fishing, "which
we learned from the Indians,"
most of the descendants of Hyde
Park left to become educators
and politicians.
We cannot lose any more of
our memories. I want to thank
Bossie Hawkins and Reggie Coles
for their assistance with the Hyde
Park gathering. Don Gavin, at
Wakulla Springs, was my conduit
to these memories and has re-

had never been to the bucolic
location and had certainly never
heard of it before.
This meeting was part of the
Wakulla County Historical Soci-
ety's monthly events and was
packed. The information that was
shared by the soon-to-be cente-
narian Tom Roscoe Hargrett, Leon
Hargrett, Tanya Price, and special
guest Kenneth Mitchell brought
ancient history into focus.
Mitchell, president 6f the Cen-
tral Florida Chapter, Afro-Ameri-
can Genealogy Society in Or-
lando, recounted how he and
Price began "discovering things"
about their ancestors that link
Hyde Park to: the Negro fort in
Liberty County (Fort Gadsden
State Park).

Swine Show Experience

Was Very Rewarding

Editor, The News:
I have participated in the Wa-
kulla County Swine Show for the
past three years and attended

Thank You

For The Help
Editor, The News:
I would like to publicly thank
Wakulla County Veolia Water
Project Manager Randy Merritt,
Superintendent Don Kemp, their
men, Robert Ash, Albert Harts-
field, Dennis Rosier, Scott Jami-
son and Bubba Dempsey, and
their equipment for the comple-
tion of the project at Mashes
Sands on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. Guys,
thanks again-you did a great job.
And Bubba, you went above
and beyond the call of duty.
George Nelson
Facilities Director
Wakulla County Parks

past shows since I was a small
child. Last year I raised the 2004
Grand Reserve Champion and
with that I received a monetary
The experience has been very
rewarding and educational. I
would recommend it to all
youths. Sponsorship can be ob-
tained for your pig, so there is
financial support to help offset
the expense.
It is a four month commitment
and starts with the purchase of
your pig in early November when
it is about eight weeks old and
60 pounds. At the end of Febru-
ary your pig will be full grown
and ready for competition.
The 2005 Swine Show will be
Feb. 26 and I look forward to see-
ing you there.
Hannah Battle
2004 Grand Reserve


A Wakulla News photograph
taken at the Legislative Delega-
tion meeting Thursday, Feb. 10
honoring Wakulla County veter-
ans and the late Arthur L. An-
drews did not come out due to
the flash reflection on the sign.

The legislature dedicated a sign
to the memory of Andrews dur-
ing the 2004 session and lawmak-
ers presented the sign to Wakulla
County Commissioners and
members of the Wakulla Chris-
tian Coalition.

Keep Wakulla County BeautifuI -- p



/OS DAT k Since 1886
4wVVSPAp' Member

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ceived many accolades for keep-
ing African American traditions
alive and also has my gratitude.
My wish is that the March 12
Historical Society Festival and
Parade at Hudson Park will bring
in people from all historic en-
claves. Our new citizens need to
know about Wakulla County and
the festival is one way to begin
exploring these archives of the
poor and to continue the dia-
Madeleine H. Carr

Medical Center Pond

Does Not Need A Fence

Editor, The News:
Friday, Feb. 4 was such a nice
day for me. I had gotten plenty
of sleep, the sun was shining and
I was looking forward to going
to the grand opening of that new.
clinic in Panacea. I had driven by
there many times and admired
the beautiful landscaping and
overall look and wondered if the
inside could match the outside
(it did, it is tremendous).
After filling my stomach with
treats and pulling out of the
driveway, I said to my wife, "Just
think, we can go to that clinic
and look out at that beautiful
reflection from the pond."
I went across the road, picked
up my weekly Wakulla News and
went home to enjoy the evening
reading my favorite paper. I get
a big kick out of the editorial
page. I never thought I would
attempt to write in it.
I was furious when I read
that they insisted a fence be built
around the pond. I could not
sleep so here I am at 1 a.m. I have,
looked up fence in the dictionary
and it said: fence-a barrier in-
tended to help prevent escape or

intrusion. Well, if a thorn bush
can't do it, a fence can't either.
As for saving one life, it is
worth it. A case in point: howv
about a fence at Otter Lake pic-
nic area, or a fence at the Carra-
belle rest stop, or a fence on both
sides of the road in Panacea as a
child might run in front of a car?
I could go on and on.
There is as much chance of a
2 to 5 year old being outside the
clinic without guidance as me, at
82 years old, being a new father
of twins. (My name is not Abra-
ham.) How many 2 to 5 year olds
do you see in the parking lot
at Governor's Square Mall unat-
Being originally from Minne-
sota, the land of 10,000 lakes,
about every town has a lake or a
river. It would be all fence. They
would have to change the license
plates to read "Minnesota, the
land of 10 million miles of fence."
Then you could smile and say,
"I see those darn Scandinavians
have gone crazy also."
Vernon Kopperud
Alligator Point

Thursday. February 17, 2005
BINGO will be held at VFW Post 4538 in Ochlockonee Bay from 6 to 10 p.m.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek in Panacea at noon.
COMPUTER CLASSES will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m.
ROTARY CLUB will meet at the senior center at 12 noon.
Friday, February 18, 2005
NO SCHOOL for students of Wakulla Public Schools.
BAND CONCERT, featuring the bands 65 Amp and DC North, will be held at The
Impact Zone on Arran Road from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5.
FLU CLINIC will be offered at the health department from 9 a.m. to noon. For infor-
mation, call 926-3591. (Through Feb. 25)
LIBRARY READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP, for informal discussions of books cho-
sen and read by the group, meets at the public library from 3 to 5 p.m.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the senior citizens center from 10
a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays.)
Saturday, February 19, 2005
BINGO, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4538, will be held at the post
in Ochlockonee Bay at 6:30 p.m.
BOOK GIVEAWAY, sponsored by Friends of the Wakulla County Public Library, will be
held at the library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CRAWFORDVILLE WOMAN'S CLUB will hold a cleanup at the clubhouse from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
FAMILY FUN DAY, sponsored by the Wakulla County Christian Coalition as part of
Black History Month, will be held at Hudson Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE TAX HELP is available at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Through
April 9.)
FRIENDS OF WAKULLA SPRINGS STATE PARK will host its annual general member-
ship meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the park. The program will update members about
the park and Friends activities during the past year. After lunch, participants are
invited to walk to the new foot bridge across Sally Ward Spring Run.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held at Crawfordville United Methodist Church begin-
ning at 8 a.m. Breakfast is $3.50 with proceeds going to American Cancer Society's
Relay for Life.
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION will be held at the recreation park in Medart from 8
a.m. to noon.
Monday, February 21, 2005
PRESIDENTS' DAY Government offices, schools and banks will be closed.
ALZHEIMER'S WORKSHOP, hosted by Alzheimer's Rural Care Healthline for health
care providers and Alzheimer's caregivers, will be held at the senior citizens cen-
ter from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program is free and lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
BOOK BABIES, a program'for children up to 3 years old and their parents, meets at
the public library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
BOOK BUNCH, a program for elementary school age students, meets at the public
library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
COUNTY COMMISSION will hold its meeting in the commission chambers begin-
ning at 6 p.m. Workshops are set at 5 p.m. on an infrastructure committee and at
5:30 p.m. on public records requests.
ELDER DISCUSSION GROUP will meet at the senior citizens center from 10:30 a.m. to
noon. Dr. Deanna L. Eftoda of Florida State University will lead the group. (The
group meets weekly through Feb. 22)
IRIS AT NIGHT GARDEN CLUB meets at the public library at 7 p.m. The topic will be
pruning trees and shrubs and amending soil for better blooms.
SCHOOL BOARD meets in the district administration building at 5:30 p.m.
ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION will hold a special meeting at St. Marks City Hall at
noon to discuss amendments to ordinances.
TUTORING PROGRAM meets at New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church in
Shadeville from 3 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER will be retired educator Queen Webster at the
senior citizens center at 11 a.m.
BLOOD DRIVE, sponsored by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office and Southeastern
Community Blood Center. will be held at the sheriff's office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior citizens center at 10:30 a.m.
CINEMANIACS, a program on film and literature for middle school age students,
meets at the public library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FREE TAX HELP is available at the senior citizens center from 1 to 4 p.m. (Through
April 13.)
STORY TIME will be held at the public library at 10:30 a.m.

Freedom Of The Press

Is Your Freedom!

February 22, 2005 12 p.m.
Port Leon Drive, City Hall, St. Marks

An amendment to Ordinance 76-3 establishing
Personnel Benefits and Requirements Relating to Health
Insurance, Annual Leave, Paid Holidays, Resignation and/ .
or Terminations, and Conflict of Interest.

February 22, 2005 12 p.m.
Port Leon Drive, City Hall, St. Marks

An ordinance of the City of St. Marks, Florida
establishing a defined contribution and deferred
compensation plan, providing for execution of Trust
Joinder Agreement; proving for adoption of defined
contribution plan and deferred compensation plan;
providing for acknowledgment of master trustees;
proving for execution of an adoption agreement;
providing for abiding by terms and acceptance of
services; providing for termination of participation;
providing for acknowledgment regarding assets;
providing for approval by master trustees; providing for
full force and effectiveness; providing for repeal of
conflicting ordinances; and providing an effective date.

Wakulla County Land Acquisition Project
Rock Landing
The Wakulla County Grants & Special Projects Department
announces a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, February 22 at
6:15 p.m. for the sole purpose of discussing the Land
Acquisition Project for additional land at Rock Landing in
Panacea, FL. The meeting is being conducted in
preparation of developing the Land and Water
Conservation Fund Program grant proposals. All interested
parties are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be held in the Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioner's Chamber at 196 Ochlockonee
Street, Crawfordville, Florida. For information, please
contact Pam Portwood, Grants & Special Projects
Coordinator at 926-0909.

The public meeting is being conducted in a handicapped
accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an
interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired
should contact Pam Albritton, Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioners, Post Office Box 1263,
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-1263 prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English
speaking person wishing to attend the public meeting
should contact Pam Allbritton, Wakulla County Board of
County '" Commissioners, Post : -Office"' Box 1 263,
Crawfordville, Florida 32326-1263 prior to the meeting "
and an interpreter will be ;provided. To 'access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please
call (850) 926-1201. Any handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this meeting should contact
Pam Albritton, Wakulla County Board of County
Commissioners, Post Office Box 1263, Crawfordville,
Florida 32326-1263 prior to the meeting.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public hearing was held by the Wakulla County Board
of County Commissioners on July 6, 2004 to close the northeasterly 500+/-
feet of Adell Williams Road beginning at Webster Road located in
Crawfordville of Wakulla County, Florida. Also as shown on the file in the office
of Community Development Department, Wakulla County Commissioner's
Complex, 3093 Crawfordville Hwy. and is further shown below.


These administrative actions are in accordance with the provisions of Section
336.10, Florida Statutes. If any person desires to appeal any board or
commission, that person must insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made which includes all testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. February 17, 2005
to be based- February 17, 2005

THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005-Page 3

Future Land Use Map Amendments Approved For Large Tracts

Three large Crawfordville land
parcels were approved for Future
Land Use Map amendments at a
Wakulla County Commission
meeting Monday, Feb. 7. The land
use changes pave the way for the
properties to be developed in the
The Future Land Use changes
were part of the adoption phase
as the projects came before the
board in 2004 during the first part
of the process. The adopted
projects will be sent back to the
state Department of Community
Affairs for final approval.
Gene Cutchin was granted
an approval for a change from
Agriculture to Rural-2 on 128.1
acres on the northeast corner of
the intersection of Lower Bridge
Road and Paulette Drive east of
the Spring Creek Highway.
Cutchin is planning 21 single
family units on five acre tracts
with septic tanks. Commissioner
Howard Kessler voted against the
project stating that the county
lacked a comprehensive storm-
water plan. The motion to ap-
prove the request was granted 4-
Shaw Securities and agent
Bob Routa were granted a land
use change request from Agricul-
ture to Rural-2 and Urban-1. The
192.5 acre parcel is located on
Lower Bridge Road at the north-
east corner of the intersection of
County Landfill Road.
Shaw Securities is planning
100 acres in Rural-2 land use, 63
acres in Urban-1 and 29.5 acres in
an agricultural land use. The de-
veloper is planning to cluster one
acre lots. Routa said the sinkholes
on the old cattle farm will have a
100 foot buffer that will be fenced
and posted.
The commission approved the
request by a 4-1 vote as Commis-
sioner Kessler voted in the minor-
Edwin and Sharol Brown
were granted an approval for a
land use change from Agriculture
to Rural-2 on 187.63 acres on
Arran Road near Fox Hollow Lane
and Bostic Pelt Road.
Wade Brown said his family
wants to be able to break the par-
cel into smaller pieces in the fu-
ture. The Browns have no devel-
opment plan, said Wade Brown,
There-were no objections.
Randy Merritt was granted
a rezoning and preliminary plat
approval for the 77.21 acre Mal-
lard Pond subdivision off Lower
Bridge Road at Webster Road. The
125 unit, three phase subdivision,
will include central water and
sewer services. There were no
Commissioners approved a
Future Land Use text amendment
establishing a new Conservation
Residential category. The request
was submitted by St. Joe Land
The land use allows one unit
per three acres with clustering
and a minimum lot size of one
half acre. Development is limited
to 20 percent of the property and
Mag Lab Sets
Open House
The St. Marks National Wild-
life Refuge is one of several agen-
cies that will participate in the
National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory's llth Annual Open
House Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. The popular com-
munity event offers activities for
all ages, including hands-on sci-
ence, self-guided tours of the
laboratory and interactive demon-
Some of the new highlights for
2005 include the Great Magnet
Lab Search Party, a family event
that involves solving four small
puzzles before 2 p.m, At 2 p.m., a
grand clue will be announced.
Together, the five clues solve the
grand puzzle.
The 900 MHz magnet is the
laboratory's newest world record
magnet which stands 16 feet tall
and weighs 30,000 pounds. Sci-
entists use the magnet for chemi-
cal and biomedical research.
A new introductory video
showcases the lab, its scientists
and their research. The open
house offers a close-up look at

work underway at the Magnet
Lab. Scientists and engineers ex-
plain their activities in simple
terms or demonstrate a basic sci-
ence or engineering principle.
Highlights include chemistry
demos, a rocket launch display
and a model MagLev train.
The laboratory is located in
Tallahassee's Innovation Park,
1800 East Paul Dirac Drive near
the FAMU-FSU College of Engi-

no commercial development is al-
Tom Berger told commission-
ers the new land use category
will "strike a balance" by protect-
ing wetlands while also increas-
ing the county tax base. Thirty-
three percent of the property
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4-1 with Commissioner Kessler
voting in the minority. Resident
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commission initiated Future Land
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the option to have narrower road

rights-of-way in the event of
canopy roads or where paving
projects could not acquire 60 feet
of right-of-way. There were no
A workshop with the Florida
Department of Community Af-
fairs set for Feb. 24 has been re-
scheduled for Tuesday, March 1

at 6 p.m.
County officials are attempt-
ing to acquire grant money from
the Northwest Florida Water
Management District to conduct
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Shirley A. Calderwood
Shirley Ann Calderwood, 72, of
Crawfordville died Thursday, Feb.
The funeral service was held
Monday, Feb. 14 at Culley's
MeadowWood Funeral Home in
Tallahassee with burial at Culley's
MeadowWood Memorial Park.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home in Tallahassee was
in charge of the arrangements.
Hilton R. Crum
Hilton Romania Crum, 63, of
Crawfordville died Sunday, Feb.
13 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Roberts
Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Memo-
rial contributions may be made
to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
A native of Wakulla Cdunty, he
was self employed in the con-
struction industry.
Survivors include a son, Hilton
Rufus Crum of Quincy; two
daughters, Kathy Crum of Craw-
fordville and Tammy Crum of
Tallahassee:'two sisters, Bettye
Rudd of Fort Myers and Luell
McKenzie -of Sopchoppy; and
three grandchildren.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville was in charge of
the arrangements.
Cleople Duncan
Cleople "Tony" Duncan, 73, of
Marianna died Thursday, Feb. 10
in Gainesville,
The funeral service was held
Sunday, Feb. 13 at Marianna
Church of God with burial at Sink
Creek Cemetery.
A native of Marianna, he
served in the Air Force during the
Korean War. He received his met-
allurgy degree in Santa Monica,
CA and worked for 40 years in
Atlanta and the Los Angeles area
for Lockheed Aircraft and as
owner of MicroPrecision Manu-
facturing Company. He was an
active member and chaplain of
the American Legion for 12 years.
He was an avid volunteer in clubs
for -the- homeless -throu gh--t-he-
Hoodlums Club and helped build
the first Church of God. His
mother is the last living charter
member of the Church of God.
Survivors include his mother,
Ellen Pierce Duncan of Sink
Creek; his wife, Malvina Floyd
Duncan of Hernet, CA; three chil-
dren, Randall Eugene Duncan and
wife Alicia Causey Duncan of
Geneva, Michael Anthony Dun-
can of Westminster, CA and
Cheryl Ann Coleman and hus-
band Carl of Long Beach, CA; four
grandchildren, Sean Evan Dun-
can, Lindsey Michelle Duncan,
Patrick Anthony Duncan and
Scott Alexander Duncan, all of
Geneva; his brother, Marvin Jerry
Duncan of Wetumpka, AL; four
sisters, Katie Tucker Miller of
Panacea, Ruthie Barden of Dex-
ter, GA, Martha Floyd of Lutz and
Mary Nevsimal of Wesley Chapel;
and many nieces and nephews.
James & Sikes Funeral Home
in Marianna was in charge of the
Ronald C. Franklin
Ronald C. "Ron" Franklin, 65,
of Panama City Beach died Tues-
day, Feb. 8 in Panama City Beach.
Memorialization will be by cre-
mation with memorial services to
be held at a later date. In lieu 'of
flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Covenant Hos-
pice, 107 West 19th Street, Pan-
ama City, FL 32405.
A native of St. Marks, he had
lived in Bay County most of his
life. He retired as senior editor of
USA Today after starting his ca-
reer at the Panama City News
Herald. During his 40 year career,
he worked in Pensacola, Ocala,
Orlando, Kissimmee and at USA
Today in Washington, DC.
Over the years, he interviewed
many famous people including
Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan, Tom
Brokaw and many other celebri-
ties. He wrote the initial story
announcing Walt Disney's plans
to come to Florida.
Saint "
S Teresa
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.

At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Sunday School
Youth & Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Father John Spicer

Survivors include his wife,
Linda Franklin of Panama City
Beach; a son, Clayton Franklin of
Panama City Beach; two daugh-
ters, Teresa Dyer and husband
Ralph and Virginia Deane Pettis
and husband Ray, all of Panama
City Beach; his brother, Bobby
Franklin and wife Carlene of
Okeechobee; his grandchildren,
Michaelean Dyer, Alexandra
Dyer, Cameron Dyer and Katlyn
Ann Franklin; and a special
brother-in-law, William Coleman
Smith of Panama City Beach.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home in Panama City was in
charge of the arrangements.
Barbara A. H. Freeman
Barbara "Babs" Anne Heath
Freeman, 48, of Tallahassee died
Thursday, Feb. 3 in Tallahassee.
A private funeral service will
be held at a later date.
A native of Tallahassee, she
had lived in the area most of her
life. She was a member of the
Lake Bradford Baptist Church and
worked as a cook at Jack's Barbe-

A native of Crawfordville, she
had lived most of her life in Tal-
lahassee. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Reg-
inald Bernard McKinney of Talla-
hassee; two daughters, Phyllis
Delores Webster and Angel
Nicole McKinney, both of Talla-
hassee; five brothers, Clarence
McKinney, Clifford McKinney, L.C.
McKinney, Leroy McKinney and
Herbert McKinney, all of Tallahas-
see; three sisters, Freddie Mae
McKinney and Lou Ann Mc-
Kinney, both of Tallahassee, and
Frances Delores McKinney of
Quincy; two sisters-in-law, Bea-
trice McKinney of Carrabelle and
Betty Jo McKinney of Fargo, GA;
a grandchild, Tony Kilpatrick of
Tallahassee; a devoted friend,
Michael Houston of Tallahassee;
and a host of nephews, nieces
and cousins.
Strong & Jones Funeral Home
in Tallahassee was in charge of
the arrangements.
Edna M. Peterson
Edna Mae Peterson, 86, of
Macclenny died Sunday, Feb. 13.

Survivors include her parents, The funeral service was held
Willis L. and Margaret A. Heath graveside Wednesday, Feb. 16 at
of Tallahassee; two daughters, Riverside Memorial Park in Jack-
Marissa Freeman of Bethlehem, sonville.
NC and Jessica Freeman of Talla- A native of Tallahassee, she
hassee; four sisters, Lyn Heath, had lived in Macclenny for 10 1/
Fay Steele, Janet Maxwell and 2 years, after moving from Jack-
Carol Heath, all of Tallahassee: sonville. She was a contractor for
four grandchildren, Ekko, Bradley, the U.S. Postal Service and of the
Jerron and Shaylin; and several Methodist faith.
brothers-in-law, nieces and neph- Survivors include a brother,
ews. Rainey C. Russell, Jr. of Marianna;
Beggs Funeral Home in Talla- three sisters, Eloise Austin of
hassee was in charge of the ar- Crawfordville, Eleanor Reinhardt
rangements. of Bryceville and Teresa Christie
Homer A. Green of Tallahassee; a sister-in-law,
Homer Alvin Green, 86, of Juanita Russell of Quincy; and
Medart died Wednesday, Feb. 9 numerous nieces and nephews.
in Medart. Guerry Funeral Home in Mac-
The funeral service was held denny was in charge of the ar-
Saturday, Feb. 12 at Pigott Cem- rangements.
etery in Medart. Iris M. Sanders
A native of Crawfordville, he Iris Merle Sanders, 62, of
had lived most of his life in Tal- Chipley died Monday, Feb. 7.
lahassee and Wakulla County. He The funeral service was held
was a member of Friendship Thursday, Feb. 10 at Blue Lake
Primitive Baptist ChuXcbhand a ,Baptist Church.with burial at
veteran.of .World War I having ,._ I .y,:GeF.e.ti_ artist
served in the U.S. Navy. He was a Church Cemetery, Memorial con.
past commander of the VFW in ributions my be made to Hos-
Tallahassee and a former mem- pic of the Emerald Coast, P.O.
ber of the Civil Air Patrol where Box 637, Marianna, FL 32447.
he was a pilot. A former member She was a crime-lab assistant
of the Tallahassee Builders Asso- with the Florida Department of
ciation, he was a retired building Law Enforcement.
contractor. Survivors include her husband,
Survivors include a son, Larry Roy Sanders of Chipley; a step-
Green and wife Judy of Chaires; son, Randall Sanders of Craw-
two daughters, Delores Mitchell fordville; a daughter, Sandra
and husband Jimmy of Tallahas- Louise Garrett of Tallahassee; a
see and Linda Ward and husband stepdaughter, Sonja Millender of
J.W. of Lake Panasoffkee: six Crawfordville; a brother, Colen
grandchildren; and 13 great- Alford of Alexandria, VA; and a
grandchildren, grandchild, Savannah Iris Garrett.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Brown Funeral Home in Chip-
Crawfordville was in charge of ley was in charge of the arrange-
the arrangements. ments.
Francis W. Kephart Robert L. Sellers II
Francis W. Kephart, 92, of Robert Lane Sellers II, 64, of
Crawfordville died Wednesday, Tallahassee died Thi"rsday. Feb.
Feb. 9 in Crawfordville. 10.
The funeral service was held The graveside service was held
Saturday, Feb. 12 at Harvey-Young Saturday, Feb. 12 at Old Whigham
Funeral Home in Crawfordville cemetery in Whigham, GA
with burial at Debra Nell Cem- Survivors include four sons,
etery in Medart. Darrell Lee Sellers and wife
A native of Marshfield, OR, he Stacie, David Lane Sellers and
had lived in Crawfordville since wife Leslie, Ralph Ward II and
1976. He was a veteran of World Benjamin Sellers, all of Tallahas-
War II and a member off the Fleet see; his father, Ralph Ward Sell-
Reserve Association. He was a ers of Tallahassee; two sisters,
retired chief petty officer with the Maureen Pelt and husband Mike
U.S. Navy and attended Central of Crawfordville and Jo Ann Sell-
Baptist Church. ,
Survivors include a daughter,
Adele Lynne Reese of Crawford- Sopchoppy
ville; four grandchildren, Debi Chirch Of Christ
Reese of Tallahassee, and Tracy Chur O
Reese, Leslie Gilmore and Kym Corner of Winthrop & Byrd St.
Ryals, all of Crawfordville; seven Sunday: Bible Study..........9:30 a.m.
great-grandchildren; and six great- Worship.. 10:30 a.m.
great-grandc n Evening Worship................5:00 p.m.
great-grandchildren. Wednesday: Bible Study....7:00 p.m.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Visitors Are Welcome!
Crawfordville was in charge of
thearrangements. Home Bible Courses
available...please call
Glendora McKinney for details, 962-2213.
Glendora McKinney, 46, of Tal-
lahassee died Sunday, Feb. 6. Freedom Of
The funeral service was held
Saturday, Feb. 12 at Assembly of The Press (s
God Church in Carrabelle with
burial at Isle of Rest Cemetery in Your Freedom
Carrabelle. Your Freedom

United Methodist Church
Sunday School for all ages 10 am.
S Sunday Worship -11 a.m.
Wednesday Service 7 p.m.
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
Pastor John Peavey
"The end of your search for a friendly church"

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ers of Tallahassee; a brother,
James H. Sellers and wife Lisa of
Whigham; a stepsister, Nita
Brown and husband Randy of
Tallahassee; eight grandchildren
of Tallahassee; two nephews; and
four great-nieces and great-neph-
Clark Funeral Home in Cairo,
GA was in charge of the arrange-
Irene U. Walden
Irene Ulmer Walden, 93, of
Cairo, GA died Friday, Feb. 11.
The funeral service was held
Sunday, Feb. 13 at Tired Creek

June 4, 1984 -Jan. 23, 2005
We would like to express
our appreciation to the
community for all of their
support and kindness due
to the recent loss of our
son. It means a lot to us, to
have had so many people
take time. out of their own
schedules to show so much
concern for our family. And
also a very special Thanks
to all of Randy's friends.
You all are a very good
bunch. Thanks to everyone
for all the phone calls,
cards, prayers and all of the
good food. All of your
thoughtfulness will never be
forgotten. We wish we could
list each and every name,
but there are just too many.
So much heartfelt thanks to
all of you.
Thank you,
Jake & Janet Schneider,
Jodi, Joy, Ryan,
Joshua & Reno

Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Rd.
Pastor Bryan Maness
Sunday School................10 AM
Sunday Worship............... 1 AM
Evening Worship...............6 PM
Wednesday Service.....7:30 PM
& Youth Service.................7 PM
Royal Rangers...............7:30 PM
Missionettes..................7:30 PM

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St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton
Catholic Ch i
Mass 9 AM Sun ay
Sunday School 10 AM
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)

Sopchoppy Curtis Mill Road

Rhera Bible Training Center Graduate

Primitive Baptist Church with
burial at Godwin Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Don-
ald Walden and wife Peggy of
Cairo; a daughter-in-law, Marcella
Walden Akridge of Cairo; four
brothers, Carroll Ulmer, Carl
Ulmer and John Ulmer, all of
Whigham, GA, and J.T. Ulmer of
Attapulgus, GA; four grandchil-
dren, Gwinnette Hertz and hus-

Pioneer Baptist
Church (SBC)
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. adult, children & youth 7 p.m.
486 Beechwood Drive Crawfordville, FL.
(North of the Lower Bridge Road and
Spring Creek Highway intersection)
Rev. Dennis Hall, Pastor

Trinity O
Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Web site:
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Pastor David W. Raetz
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557


24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10 AM
Worship 11 AM
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 PM
Pastor Jerry Spears
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band Joe of Crawfordville, Danny
Ray Walden and wife Becky of
Marietta, GA, Patti W. Long and
husband John of Houston, and
Tracy Walden and. wife Janet of
Cairo; eight great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchil-
Clark Funeral Home in Cairo,
GA was in charge of the arrange-

Ochlockonee Bay
366 Coastal Highway (Hwy, 98)
Ochlockonee Bay, FL 32346
Sunday School 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening 6PM
Wednesday Evening. 7PM
SReverend James Chunn, Pastor


Baptist (burcb

Sunday School.......9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship.........7 p.m.
Wednesday Evening......7 p.m.
Pastor Gary Tucker


Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Pastor fo5 6&6 il2 u
(850) 962-2984

Sunday School

Presbyter an 9:30 a.m.
asa Worshi 10.:30 m.
3383 Coastal Hwy. 1 ""^'l 1?0:3 ';:
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Pastor Tommy Tennison Norman Mayfield, Asst. Pastor
Reaching, Teaching and Loving With The
Light of God's Word
Sunday School 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Worship
55 Lower Bridge Rd. Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850)926-3122 (850)524-7773(cell)
Home of Wakulla Christian Academy
Home Based School

sopc o0p Southrn 5a f isf ChIurch
117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy
Sunday School 9:45 AM .-
Morning Worship 11 AM- AWANA Club 5PM
Evening Voilhip GPM
\\'dne:'dav 7 ~',\P Pa.IcrL Muletnl;. Youth & C1l1 ICLns PrIL;rams
Maurice La ngston; Pastor
-..,. Randy Anderson, Minigter of Music
'':~:~;' icki Anderson, Youtli'Director :. :
Jerry Evins, Mike Crouch, Bernie einmp-- Musicians'"

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3086 Crawfordville Hwy.
(South of the Courthouse)
Church Office: 926-7896
Check us out online at
John A. Whaley, Pastor

Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Fellowship Meal 6:00 p.m.
(call for reservations)
Prayer/ Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
IMPACT (Youth) 7:00 p.m.
Children's Events 6:30 p.m.

Hwy 319 Medart,
Office 926-5265
SEarly Worship 8:30 a.m.
0 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
CHURC Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
CHURCH AWANA Clubs 4:00 p.m.
Youth Zone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 p.m.
Our Mission is: Loving God and Loving Others
through Worship, Ministry and Service.
Operating like a family; strong in the Word of God, warm and
inviting. Powerful ministries for strengthening our families.
Reaching Children, Youth, Adults and Seniors for Jesus.
We will look forward to seeing you this Lord's Day.

THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005-Page 5


By Ethel Skipper
The annual John and Char-
lotte Harris Rosier Family Day
Celebration was held on Satur-
day, Feb. 12 in Quincy at the
Quincy Conference Center. This
was the 41st year the celebration
has been going on.
Mother Rosier came up with
the idea and she, along with
Brother Rosier, wanted their chil-
dren to keep the legacy alive and,
as the family grew, share the vi-
sion and pass it on. They taught
their children that just because
they were born in Sopchoppy
didn't mean they couldn't accom-
plish whatever they desired.
Mrs. Charlotte Rosier was the
first black woman to purchase
land in the area. She purchased
:it while she was working for $10
:a week-and walking to work
:with a gallon jug on her head,
:and both of her hands carrying
;food-as she washed and ironed
:for the white family uptown.
SMrs. Rosier purchased 10 acres
:of land for $250 on Surf Road. It
:was then just a dirt road.
My sisters and brother all
,worked. I was listening to my
;cousin saying we worked for
nothing in those days. It was for
-old clothes, newspapers (which
we did not have), paper bags and
old magazines. The most impor-
tant thing is we were all there
for one another; our community
had respect and cared for each
We went through the back
door and stood at the back of the
line but we were always rejoic-
ing because we felt we would
make it.' Our mother saw to it
that we were all saved and knew
Christ at an early age. She taught
Sus how to pray and ask God for
Whatever we needed. Wherever
,we go, we are not ashamed to
tell people we are from a little
town called Sopchoppy-that is
where it all began. ..
Our Family Day Celebration
on Saturday broughtcover 100
family and friends together in-
cluding the Rosier children,
Bishop Joseph E. Rosier, wife
Mary Rosier, and family from
Greenville, SC, Missionary Ruth
E. Rosier Easter, Seattle, WA, Sis-
ter Callie Rosier Gavin, her hus-

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band, Elder Wender Gavin, and
their family.
The speaker for the Family
Day was Callie, the son-in-law of
Elder Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D.,
CRC, BCMC. He serves as the
Dean of Students at the Univer-
sity of South Alabama.
Deaconess Alberta Rosier
Hines, her husband, Deacon Isiah
Hines, and her lovely family were
there as well as our youngest
brother, Meriddie Rosier and his
wife; Barbara Smith Rosier. Pas-
tor Ethel M. Rosier Skipper M.M.
attended with husband Deacon
Willie F. Skipper and their fam-
The honored guests were fam-
ily members Mother Lossie M.
Mills Rosier, Brother James Har-
ris and his family from Tallahas-
see, Deaconess Mary Green of
Sopchoppy, and many other fam-
ily members and friends. A spe-

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cial thanks to Elizabeth and Gary
Clary for all services rendered.
We wish a happy birthday to
Elder Noah Harvey, Jr. on Feb. 12,
from your family and friends.
Happy birthday to Mr. Ernest
Williams, from your friends from
Sopchoppy. He celebrated on Feb.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Church
of Christ Written in Heaven in
Carrabelle will have its Youth
Day service. During February,
which is Black History Month,
they will speak on some of the
leaders of the church and com-
munity. Everyone is welcome.
The Countywide Choir Union
will be held on Sunday, Feb. 20
at 3 p.m. at Zion Hill P.B. Church.
Host pastor is Elder E. Donald-
son. Everyone is welcome.

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Allen Traveled Many Miles Before Finding Her Calling As Teacher

Special to The News
The religious observances
have come and gone and the
new year is in its infancy. As we
have gone through the holidays
buying, cooking, praying and gift
giving, most of us have been the
recipient on at least one occasion
of a kind act, a merry hello, or
a warm smile given by an un-
known person who lives close
enough to be a neighbor. This is
much of what the holidays are
all about and there are few com-
munities that are graced with as
many caring and friendly people
as Wakulla County.
Through a series of articles
over the past few months The
Wakulla News has highlighted
the lives of several residents
whom we might think of simply
as "the person next door," yet
they have rather amazing stories
to tell-people like Ted Gaupin,
Mac McWaters, Burt Poole and
Connie Christie. These are every-
day people leading everyday
lives yet they are very much a
part of the reason why life in our
Wakulla community is so special.
Thankfully, although the year
has ended, neither the people
nor the stories have. There truly
are as many stories as there are
residents but, if goodness is the
yardstick, then there is one per-
son who easily comes to the fore-
front as the first story of 2005.
Ruby Harris Allen is a native
Wakullan. Born and raised in Ar-
ran, she has not traveled far in
miles in her seven decades but,
in personal growth, she has trav-
eled out of one world and into
another. Ruby's dad was a tur-
pentine man-"a hard life filled
with difficult weather conditions
and snakes, but at least it was a
year round job." Her mom worked
as a domestic in the homes of
the more affluent people in
Crawfordville. In Ruby's words,
the family home was a "shack."
Ruby's parents, however, put
a lot of emphasis on schooling
and she and her sister and two
brothers walked daily the three
miles each way to attend school
in Crawfordville, not an uncom-
mon story for children of the
depression, with one exception-
Ruby attended a segregated
school for black children. Al-
though outside of school' she
was allowed to play with chil-
dren of both races, she never
once stepped foot into the white
Looking back, Ruby says that
she and her siblings never ques-
tioned why there were separate
schools for black and white stu-
dents-"there just were"-that
was the way life was then. And
it always felt okay to her except
for one spell when she had to
walk past the school for the
white children in order to get to
As a teenager Ruby already
was developing Good Samaritan
ways. For example, if asked about
the programs she studied, she
willingly speaks of the teachers
who helped her along the way,
but what she is more reluctant
to talk about are those times
when she helped her classmates
accumulate good grades. Since
she was especially talented in the
home economics classes, she
found herself coming to the res-
cue of other girls who were hav-
ing a hard time. Rescues even
went as far as taking home sew-
ing patterns, cutting them out,
and at times doing the sewing.
After high school, Ruby led

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Ruby Harris Alen At. Mount- Trial P.B. Church
Ruby Harris Allen At Mount Trial P.B. Church

the same kind of life as her white
sisters-working, establishing a
career, and marrying her high
school sweetheart. In fact, she
and her husband to be, Isaac
Allen, met riding the same
school bus. He was a "good look-
ing, serious minded man" who
went into the Army directly af-
ter graduation. It was the one
and only time when Ms. Ruby
left Wakulla County for an ex-
tended period of time, going off
to El Paso, TX with Isaac for six
For a while, Ruby followed in
her mom's footsteps and did
domestic work for which she was
well qualified-having learned
early in life to sew, cook, can and
clean. She was motivated, how-
ever, arid a hard worker. Want-
ing more for herself, she decided
to go to beauty culture training,
graduating from a Tallahassee

Webster Will

Speak At Center
Former Wakulla County school
teacher Oueen Webster will be
the guest speaker at a Black His-
tory Month event at the Wakulla
County Senior Citizens Center
Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.
Webster, in addition to her
speaking engagement, is a mem-
ber of the Wakulla County Senior
Citizens Council Board of Direc-
In other senior citizens events,
an arts and crafts program is be-
ing held each Monday from 10
a.m. until noon at the center in
Crawfordville. Everyone is invited
to attend both programs.

program in 1954. Ruby ran an in-
home salon from the 1950s to the
(As a side note, I noticed a
small fish sitting on Ruby's
porch-a handsome little fellow-
and I asked her where she got it.
She smiled and said for me to
look at the bottom. The price was
still stuck there with an amaz-"
ingly small amount stamped on
it. Ruby said that this little fish
was given to her by a friend
when they went to beauty school
together in 1954. Ruby had told
her friend that she liked the fish
after having seen it in a shop.
That afternoon her friend pre-
sented it to her. To this day it
remains one of her "treasures.")
After leaving the service, Isaac
took advantage of the G.I. Bill
and went to school to become a
builder. For a while he worked
for a Tallahassee contractor. It
was during this period that he
and Ruby purchased a small
piece of land on the road to Sop-
choppy. Board by board they de-
signed and built their home on
the land. The one story brick and
wood frame house sits under
huge oak trees about 100 yards
back from the street in the com-
munity of Buckhorn. Ruby recalls
that she was the helper and
whenever things got too difficult
for the two of them Isaac would
have his friends over for a build-
ing party.
Once he gained the experi-
ence necessary, Isaac set up his
own company, Allen Construc-
tion, but he also had another call-
ing-that of the ministry. Isaac
went to theology school in Tal-
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until he died of a stroke and sub-
sequent heart attack in 1988. For
many years, Mr. Allen did double
duty while also pastoring for the
St. Peter Church in Leon County.
On the role of a preacher's
spouse Ruby says, "When you are
a minister's wife, people watch
you carefully-what you do, what
you say and where you go." She
knew this but also says that the
duties were lessened because she
maintained ties to Mount Trial
which she always considered to
be "her church."
In the 1960s, Ruby became a
new woman. She recalls Rosa
Parks, the Civil Rights movement,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and,
most of all, the freedom of be-
ing a person who was able to go
anywhere and everywhere, "I
could pursue whatever I chose
and I was free to do it," she said.
She says there is no anger
about the segregation of her early
years but in the late 1960s, when
nearly 40, she decided to become
a college girl. She graduated from
Florida A&M in 1972 with a de-
gree in early childhood educa-
A forerunner of the "older stu-
dent," Ruby is quick to mention
that there were advantages to
being the oldest one in her class.
"They would take pity on me
when I couldn't keep up," she
said. (I thought she was talking
about the class material when,
in reality, she was speaking of the
steep hills around FAMU.)
And then Ruby's life began in
earnest.-She became what the
Good Lord had always intended
her to be-a teacher. Ruby is per-
haps the most well known and
beloved teacher of preschool chil-
dren that Wakulla County has
ever known. For 15 years she
drove the big, brightly painted
bus known as the Readimobile-
a traveling classroom for 4 year
olds around the county.
Children were taught the al-
phabet, to count, to spell and
print their names and to recog-
nize basic colors. In addition,
they learned to get along with
other children and were taught
language arts skills that would
allow self expression. Ms. Ruby
invented stories and games that
children remember and repeat
today. When asked, she declined
to say what her most successful
teaching technique is but did say
that a snake story could always
get the children's attention.
Just listening to her talk about
her classroom and the children
she loved so much, it is easy to
see why Ruby Allen is a legend
to the hundreds she taught. She
laughs at, cries with and cares for
each one who ever held a seat

in her class. And when asked
about one prominent citizen she
knew as a young man, she re-
fuses to say how much mischief
he created but does say it was
enough that she will never for-
get him,
For years the Readimobile had
an end of the year graduation
program that was renowned.
With parents' help, Ruby and the
children had a circus under the
big top. There were animal tricks,
acrobatics performed by the stu-
dents, and ballerinas walking the
tightrope. The tent was always
full of parents, participants and
people who just enjoyed a good
In 1997 Ruby retired from the
school system but she has hardly
taken the time to notice that she
is retired. Serving the people of
Wakulla County still keeps her
plenty busy, in fact sometimes
too much so. She works with the
American Cancer Society on its
annual Relay for Life program,

Habitat for Humanity, Big Bend
Hospice, the local Alzheimer's
board, she delivers meals twice
a week for the lifesaving Meals
on Wheels, and she has been
kept very active reaching out to
friends and family who rely on
her for assistance getting to and
from medical appointments.
And, most of all, she remains
very much a part of her church,
Mount Trial Primitive Baptist
Church, sometimes even attend-
ing state and national conven-
As we sat on her front porch
looking out at the road to Sop-
choppy, it was inspiring to real-
ize how far this woman has trav-
eled in her lifetime. Many of us
put hundreds of miles a week on
our cars and yet have not been
asked to travel a fraction of the
way that has been the journey
of Ruby Harris Allen. She is a
woman who has found what it
means to live freedom to its full-

Yard Sale, Dinner Will

Send Wrestlers To State

Team Wakulla, a group of
mostly Wakulla Middle School
and Riversprings Middle School
wrestlers, will be hosting a yard
sale and chicken dinner on Sat-
urday, Feb. 26 at Hudson Park in
The yard sale will begin at 8
a.m. and will consist of a variety
of items that have been donated
by 15 to 20 families. Items for sale
include appliances, furniture,
clothing, toys and household
items. Anyone who would like to
donate something to the sale
may call 421-6138 for pick-up ser-
Barbecue chicken dinners can

Bridge Players
Are Needed
SThe Tallahassee Duplicate
Bridge Club invites Wakulla play-
ers to join in every Thursday at
9:30 a.m. beginning March 3 at
the Jack L. McLean, Jr. Commu-
nity Center at 700 Paul Russell
Road in Tallahassee.
Start your day with bridge,
coffee, juice and refreshments.
For more information, call Kathy
Norman at 894-1535.

Giveaway Is Set
The Friends of the Wakulla
County Public Library will host a
"huge book giveaway" Saturday,
Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the library in Medart. Everyone
is invited to attend.

be purchased for a donation of
$5. The meal will be served from
11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dinners can
also be ordered in advance by
calling 421-6138 or 926-6311 for
Those who purchase five or
more dinners may receive deliv-
ery in the Crawfordville area.
The purpose of the fundraiser
is to help send the wrestlers to
the state wrestling championship
tournament which will be held
in Stuart on March 19. The tour-
ney is open to wrestlers age 4 to
15. Cash donations are also wel-
For more information or to
make a donation, call Ray Smith
at 421-6138 or Shannon Smith at

Tourney Meeting

Is Scheduled
An organizational meeting will
be held Monday, Feb. 21 at 6:30
p.m. for anyone interested in
working on committees organ-
izing the June 4 Kids Fishing Tour-
The meeting will be held at the
Panacea Woman's Club on Otter
Lake Road. Anyone interested in
serving may call Captain Larry
Massa at 926-0821.

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Senior Citizens' News


Jonathan Clark And Kaylah Hayes

Kaylah August Hayes

To Wed Jonathan Clark

Robert and Jamie Hayes of the
Hyde Park community announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Kaylah August Hayes of
Melbourne and formerly of
Wakulla County, to Jonathan
Corey Clark of Melbourne. He is
the son of Daniel and Carol Clark

of Melbourne.
The bride-elect graduated from
Florida High School in Tallahas-
see in 2001. Her fiance is.a part-
ner in the Clark Health Center in
Melbourne. A wedding date will
be announced at a later date.

From time to time we have
seniors who are in desperate
need of someone to clean their
yards. If your church group or
civic group would like to help
these seniors out, please give us
a call, 926-7145.
On occasion, I have a discus-
sion with someone who has
been referred to our agency for
assistance and they tell me they
"didn't know there was a senior
center in Wakulla County" or
they "had no idea what services
we provide." We're going to try
and remedy that problem.
We have a beautiful new
building here in Crawfordville-
located near the Wakulla County

Lunch is served daily (Monday
through Friday) at 12 noon and
we ask that you call in the morn-
ing, before 9 a.m., and let us
know that you are coming.
"Brain Gym" classes are each
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The
Pickin' N' Grinnin' band is here
on Tuesday and Fridays and
they play from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
We have bingo Monday through
Friday at 1 p.m. Line dancing
classes are Monday and Wednes-
day at 1:30 p.m. A health care pre-
sentation is each Tuesday at
12:30 p.m. and exercise class is
on Thursday at 11 a.m. A com-
puter class is held each Monday
at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 1:30
Throughout the year, we hold

Sheriff's Office and right next special celebrations for the holi-
' door to the health department, days, special clinics such as dia-
SThere are activities galore at the ; betes, glaucoma, cholesterol, etc.
S. center, Monday through Friday. -The podiatrist comes every 60

SBands To Play Benefit

Concert At Impact Zone

A live rock concert in Craw-
fordville? Yes, indeed. Two high
school bands will perform at The
Impact Zone, the local teen ac-
tivity center, on Friday, Feb. 18
from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The bands
are playing a benefit perfor-
mance for Wakulla High's third
annual biology expedition. The
admission charge is $5 and the
target audience is middle and
high school students.
The first band to play will be
65 AMP, a local band that has
played at numerous Wakulla ven-
ues. Several members of the
band are participating in the bi-
ology expedition, a spring break
trip to California to study the
redwood trees. The second band,
DC North, hails from the Tampa
Bay area. Traveling to Crawford-
ville following a Thursday eve-

ning show in Gainesville, DC
North will have their new CD
S"East 53rd" available for purchase
-at the show.
The Impact Zone is hosted by
Cornerstone Ministries of Craw-
fordville, and boasts an ample
concert stage and auditorium
with a complete sound system,
a separate room with a pool
table, ping-pong,,.basketball and
table games. Concessions will
also be available.
The center is open regularly
on Saturday evenings from 7
p.m. to 11 p.m. and is located at
475 Arran Road, just west of the
new Crawfordville Elementary

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Driver Safety class and tax assis-
tance. You could become breath-
less just listing all the activities-
I just became breathless typing
all of this
We can always use volunteers
here at the center and, if you are
inclined to help with or teach a
class, let us know. We are par-
ticularly interested right now in
finding someone to teach and
assist with a ceramics class. But

if you have other interests and
you would like to share them, do
not hesitate to call us.
Activity calendars and news-
letters are available. Stop by and
pick them up and tour the build-
ing while you're here. Or, if you
can't get down here, call and we'll
mail them to you. Be sure to
watch for next week's column. I'll
fill you in on more (yes, I said
MORE) of the services we pro-


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Sirena Carnell And Robert 'Ira' Hayes

Sirena Carnell And

Robert Hayes Will Marry

Elizabeth Carnell of Colorado
Springs, CO announces the en-
gagement of her daughter, Sirena
Elizabeth Carnell of Colorado
Springs, to Robert "Ira" Hayes of
Washington and formerly of
Wakulla County. He is the son of
Robert and Jamie Hayes of the
Hyde Park community. Carnell is
also the daughter of the late
Ernest Carnell.
The bride-elect is a junior at

the University of Colorado at
Colorado Springs where she is
majoring in psychology. Her fi-
ance graduated from Florida High
School in Tallahassee in 2000. He
attended the Air Force Academy
for three years and is now sta-
tioned at Fairchild Air Force Base
in Spokane, WA.
A wedding date will be an-
nounced at a later date.

Festival To Pay Tribute To

Those 'Living Off The Sea'

If you haven't had enough
parades, look for the annual
Wakulla Historical Society's St.
Patrick's Day Parade to get you
into the mood to celebrate Wa-
kulla County's anniversary in
The festival and parade on
March 12 are open to everyone.
Garden Club To

Discuss Topics

Of Interest
The Iris At Night Garden Club
will offer information on prun-
ing and amending soil in flower
beds dur ing a meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the
Wakulla County Public Library.
The topics to be discussed in-
clude pruning trees and shrubs
in the home landscape as well as
some of the best practices for
amending the soil for better
Pruning handouts will be avail-
able as well as guides for mixing
organic fertilizers that are envi-
ronmentally friendly and benefi-
cial for a thriving flower garden.
Visitors are always welcome to
attend the club meetings.

The theme for the historic exhib-
its at Hudson Park is "Living Off
the Sea." All persons with an in-
terest in the sea-Sea Scouts,
crabbers, fishers, oyster harvest-
ers, Coast Guard, yacht clubs and
party boat captains are encour-
aged to participate free of charge.
The event is organized to raise
funds for the restoration of the
old county jail behind the court-
house. The facility, once com-
pleted, will open to the public
as the county museum and ar-
No history of the county is
complete without everyone's
memories of how life used to be.
The historical society welcomes
your visit during the festival or
during any of its monthly events
to share photographs, letters,
newspapers, etc.
For information about space
for historical exhibits, or to par-
ticipate in the parade, call Mad-
eleine Carr at 926-3126.

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John H. Daniel
Happy first birthday to John
Henry Daniel on Feb. 18. He is
the son of Brian and Theresa
Daniel of Camp LeJeune, NC.
Maternal grandparent is Larry
Shiver of Tallahassee. Paternal
grandparents are Johnny and
Lucinda Daniel of Crawfordville.
Paternal great-grandparents
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Maternal grandparents are
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She is the daughter of Dan Willis
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Maternal grandparents are
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Sopchoppy. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Branson and Peggy Willis
of Panama City Beach.
Maternal great-grandparents
are Bill and Jane Hendricks of
Jacksonville and Dick and Jane
Glover of Monticello.

Todd Speaks

At Meeting
Local CPA Jack Todd was the
guest speaker at the Monday, Feb.
14 Apalachee Bay Volunteer Fire
and Rescue Department potluck
dinner meeting. Todd informed
guests about 2004 IRS rules and
answered questions.
Harriet Rich also spoke about
the firehouse benefit spaghetti
dinner which will be held on
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Valentine Celebration Biggest Ever

Rotary Club Of Wakulla County
Rotary's seventh annual Val-
entine Celebration brought in
morel More entries in our parade
than ever before, more vendors
to sell their goods in Hudson
Park, more free entertainment for
the enjoyment of our residents,
and new carnival rides and a
petting zoo. The sun was shin-
ing and temperatures mild. It was
a great day.
"I want to thank all the fine
people of Wakulla County for
making the Valentine Celebra-
tion a wonderful success," said
Don Henderson, Valentine Cel-
ebration Chairman.
The celebration started off
with the Valentine Breakfast:
eggs, sausage, grits and biscuits
for those intrepid enough to ar-
rive soon after 8 a.m. Around 9
a.m., parade entries began lining
up. Entertainment Chairman
Michelle Snow emceed floats
and bands, vehicles and march-
"Yes, the parade was huge this
year!" said Parade Chairman Ray
Boles. "We had more entries than
ever before, but it didn't take us
long to line up! Everyone slid
right into place and had big
smiles on their faces! Our VFW
led the parade as they have in the
past. Sheriff Harvey was Grand
Marshal, pulled in a horse drawn
carriage. Rotary District Governor
Ivan Johnson and Assistant Dis-
trict Governor Gene Sherron fol-


Family Seeks

Dawn and Maurice Hummel of
Crawfordville are seeking a shed
to store items following the loss
of their Crawfordville area mobile
home to fire on Feb. 2.
A benefit bank account has
been opened at Wakulla Bank.
The account number is 0138659806
and donations may be sent to
Wakulla Bank, P.O. Box 610,
Crawfordville, FL 32326.
The Hummels and their three
children are staying with friends
until they can place a mobile
home on property they own. The
.entire family narrowly escaped
the 3 a.m. fire which destroyed
their old mobile home.

Blood Drive

Is Scheduled
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office and the Southeastern
Community Blood Center will co-
host a blood drive Wednesday,
Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
at the sheriff's office in Craw-
Captain Larry Massa is seek-
ing approximately 20 volunteers
interested in donating blood. In-

dividuals who donate blood will
receive a red donor wrist band.
"Give from the heart in Febru-
ary and save a life," said Captain
Massa, "Give blood."
Anyone interested in donating
blood is asked to contact Captain
Massa at 926-0821.

Breakfast, Sale

Are Planned
Crawfordville United Method-
ist Church will host a pancake
breakfast and yard sale on Satur-
day, Feb. 19 at the church. The
event will begin at 8 a.m. rain or
The breakfast will cost $3.50
with all proceeds benefitting the
American Cancer Society's Relay
for Life. The relay team is also
selling raffle tickets for a chance
to win an oil painting, "Postcard
From Wakulla Springs," donated
by artist Suzanne Gilliard.
Everyone is invited to attend.

lowed along with Mike Compton,
president of our Wakulla Rotary
"I would like to thank every-
one, our parade committee and
our parade entries, for their hard
work and their participation
which made this parade the best
parade ever!" said Ray.
As soon as the parade finished
its trek down Hwy. 319, march-
ers hurried off for opening cer-
emonies. Superintendent David
Miller played trumpet and Mi-
chelle Snow sang the Star Span-
gled Banner at the new flagpole
base donated by the Wakulla
Rotary Club. This is a very spe-
cial commemoration: the 100th
year of Rotary.
Hudson Park was filled with
food and arts and crafts vendors.
Visitors ate fish, hot dogs and
hamburgers, snack food, junk
food and plenty more. They also
bought handmade gifts for their
special "valentines."
An enormous treat this year
was the carnival. Circle H Chris-
tian Amusement Carnival brought
a small ferris wheel, pony rides,
all sorts of small rides, and a pet-
ting zoo, too. Children lined up
for a really good time,
"Our vendor chairman, Doug
Jones, really worked hard this
year," said Don. "I was delighted

to see young people enjoying all
those rides."
Bands played from after open-
ing events until just before the
big raffle, sponsored by Ray and
Linda Boles. People of all ages
clustered in front of the new park
building to get closer to the mu-
Three p.m. could not come
fast enough. Tickets had been
sold for weeks to folks hoping
to win the Rascal Auto Sales
raffle. Kent Mayer of Wakulla
County won, walking away with
a check for $1,000. The second
place $500 went to Andy Steph-
any of Tallahassee. Normally,
the raffle marks the end of fes-
tivities, but not on this Saturdayl
Visitors stayed much longer to
enjoy all the excitement.
Finally, around 6 p.m., the big
day was over.
And the bottom line?
"I believe we'll have made a
net of $30,000 this year!" said a
surprised and happy Don Hen-
The amount is almost double
what Rotary has earned at the
celebration in the past. This fund-
ing will be spent in the next Ro-
tary budget year. It all goes to
assist local nonprofit organiza-
tions and other groups which
benefit citizens, young and old,
of Wakulla County.

Gary and Rita Shivers of Wood-
ville announce the engagement
of their daughter, Angie Nicole
Shivers of Woodville, to Heath
Allen Gebhart of Woodville. He
is the son of Gary and Nancy
Gebhart of Tallahassee.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Floyd and Margaret
deMontmollin of Woodville and

John H. and Betty Shivers of Tal-
She is an LPN at Tallahassee
Memorial Healthcare. Her fiance
is a lineman with the City of Tal-
lahassee Electric Department.
The wedding will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the First
Baptist Church in Woodville.

The local amateur radio com-
munity, in conjunction with the
Capital Area Chapter of the
American Red Cross, will begin a
five week class for those inter-
ested in obtaining an amateur
radio license. The class will be-
gin on Wednesday, Feb. 23 and
will be held at the American Red
Cross Chapter"s office in Tallahas-
see, 187 Office Plaza Drive. The
program is free and open to the
Topics covered in the class will
include basic radio theory, FCC
rules and regulations pertaining
to amateur radio, and basic oper-
ating techniques. The class will
be held every Wednesday from 7
p.m. until 9 p.m., with a test ses-
sion for licenses to be held on
April 5. Morse Code is not a re-
quirement to obtain an amateur
radio license but is still an enjoy-
able aspect of the hobby that the
majority of those licensed prac-
The amateur radio hobby has
seen a burst of new enthusiasts
in the past few years, some be-
cause of a wish to assist with
emergency communications on a
local and national level, but also
as a way to "get back to basics"
in a world of high speed Internet
and cell phones.

Timothy A. Hale
Troy and Kara Hale of Craw-
fordville announce the birth of
their son, Timothy Alan Hale, on
Jan. 27 at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds,
6 ounces and measured 20 inches
in length.
Maternal grandparents are Bill
and Susie Hatcher of Milan, OH
and Martin and Sue Villarreal of
Prospect, TN. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Jim and Diane Curlee of
Maternal great-grandparents
are John and Virginia Hatcher of
Fremont, OH. Paternal great-
grandparents are Lyle and Wanda
Britton of Crawfordville.
Timothy joins three siblings,
Rickie Hatcher, age 7, Diane Hale,
age 4, and Troy A. Hale, Jr., age 3.

Freedom Of The Press
Is Your Freedom

In Wakulla County alone, there
are more than 60 hams. Some of
the operators played a crucial role
in passing messages along to the
state Emergency Operations Cen-
ter during the barrage of hurri-
canes last summer. Within hours
of the tsunami disaster in Decem-
ber, operators in the county were
passing messages from Asia to
loved ones in the U.S., letting fam-
ily members know they were
okay. Ham radio is the ability to
talk to the world from your liv-
ing room and do it on less power
than it takes to illuminate a light
There are many other facets to
the hobby- iricltdihg antenna'
modeling, radic building and re-
pair, satellite coihinunications,
slow scan television, and using a
GPS to track the location of oth-
Because the licensing class size
is limited, anyone interested in
attending is asked to call in ad-
vance to reserve a seat. The Capi-
tal Area Chapter of the American
Red Cross can be reached at 878-
The Sportsman's Paradise
Amateur Radio Club is based in
Crawfordville and meets on the
third Thursday of each month at
7:30 p.m. in the Wakulla County
Sheriff's Office conference room.

Jared I. Harris
Scoby and Missy Harris of
Ochlockonee Bay announce the
birth of their son, Jared Irving
Harris, on Feb. 4 at the Tallahas-
see Women's Pavilion. He weighed
8 pounds, 13 ounces and mea-
sured 20 3/4 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Glenn and Janice Pope and Frank
and Rita Allred, all of Craw-
fordville. Paternal grandparents
are Marie Harris of Sopchoppy
and the late Willie and Sarah
Maternal great-grandparents
are Clara Bailey of Crawfordville,
Inez Love of Crawfordville and
the late Morris Harrell. Paternal
great-grandparents are the late
Irving and Bea Harris and the late
James and Mary Lipford.
Jared joins a brother, Thad
Harris, age 11, of Georgia.

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Miss Denise attended the Access
Broadway Dance Seminar in Pan-
ama City Beach this month to
learn new and innovative dances
and to compete with other dance
schools in the Big Bend area.
Competitors Shannan Wood,
gold medal winner, Hailee Clark,
high gold medal winner, and Jor-
dan Justiss, high gold medal win-
ner, competed and scored very

The Miss Wakulla County Pag-
eant and the Li'l Miss Wakulla
County Pageant will be held Sat-
urday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Wakulla
High School.

Twelve high school girls will
compete for the title of Miss
Wakulla County and 29 girls in

Miss Denise took other stu-
dents from her Pee Wee Side-
kicks, Junior Sidekicks and Side-
kicks dance teams to participate
in the seminar.
Students are now practicing
for the upcoming Dance Educa-
tors Association seminar to be
held in Tallahassee in March,
Miss Denise is also making ar-
rangements to attend the Joe
Tremaine dance seminar to be
held in Orlando in July.

kindergarten through second
grade will compete for the Li'l
Miss Wakulla title.
Reserved seats are available for
$10 from Kim Crum at Wakulla
Bank in Crawfordville. General
admission is $3 for students and
$4 for adults. Children age 5 and
younger are free.

Heath A. Gebhart And Angie N. Shivers

Angie Nicole Shivers

Will Marry Gebhart

Amateur Radio Class

Will Be Held Feb. 23

Shannan Wood, Hailee Clark And Jordan Justiss

Dance Students Atten d

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Wakulla Pageant Will Be Held

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005-Page 9

Mr. And Mrs. Jason T. Stephens

Christal Thompson And

Stephens Are Married

Christal Lee Thompson of
Crawfordville and Jason Timothy
Stephens of Crawfordville were
married Dec. 18 at the Wakulla
Shrine Club in Crawfordville. Erin
Newberry of Havana, sister of the
groom, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Lisa Velez of Rosenburg, TX and
Keith and Rebecca Thompson of
Springhill, FL. The groom is the
son of Donnie and Judy Stephens
of Crawfordville.
The bride is a 2003 graduate
of Wakulla High School and is
enrolled at Tallahassee Commu-
nity College. She plans on getting
a degree in social work.
The groom graduated from
Wakulla High School in 2001 as a
member of the Honor Court. He
earned his A.A. degree at Talla-
hassee Community College and
is working toward an electrical
engineering degree at Florida
State University.
The wedding was attended by
Stephanie Stone of Rosenburg,
TX, sister of the bride; Tabitha
Dunlap of Cia3focudiille DmTiiel.
Stepihns of Crawfordville, broth-

er of the groom; and George
Kilgore of Tampa.

Cerwin Carries.

Out Sea Trials
On Kitty Hawk
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd
Class Joshua P. Cerwin, son of
Judith and Daniel Cerwin of
Crawfordville, and his fellow
shipmates recently completed a
series of sea trials, while assigned
to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty
Hawk, forward deployed to
Yokosuka, Japan.
The sea trials ended a four
month ships' restricted availabil-
ity for Cerwin's unit. The sea tri-
als ensured Kitty Hawk can ma-
neuver and maintain high speeds.
The ship also tested many of its
self defense systems.
Carriers like the Kitty Hawk are
deployed throughout the world
to maintain U.S. presence and
provide rapid response in times
of crisis. They serve as a highly
visible deterrent to would-be ag-
gressors and are equipped with
the most versatile and powerful
weapons and aircraft available.
Cerwin is a 1998 graduate of
Wakulla High School and joined
the Navy in January 1999.

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Club Helps COAST With Garden

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Club visited with students at the
COAST Charter School in St.
Marks recently to explain the pro-
cedure for harvesting heads of
cabbage. First and second grade
students harvested cabbages
from their "Peter Rabbit Garden"
to take home to their families.
The club members also helped
the students plant potatoes, rad-

ishes, spinach and sugar snap
peas in the garden.
The entire student body of
COAST is enrolled as "COAST
Youth Gardeners" which is spon-
sored by the garden club.
Kindergarten students learned
about.how things grow while
third and fourth graders watched
the life cycle of a butterfly. Fifth
and sixth graders learned about

birds through a bird garden of
trees and shrubs they planted as
well as from watching the birds
eat from feeders they made. Sev-
enth and eighth graders concen-
trated on environmental con-
cerns and recycling.
This is the second year of the
gardening project. The program
leaders are Hilda Starbuck and
Jeannie Brodhead.

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broccoli, school made roll, mixed
Wednesday: Milk, shepherd's
pie, peas & carrots, biscuit, apple.
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Friday: Milk, spaghetti & meat
sauce, green beans, school made
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NJROTC unit shared hugs and
laughs Saturday, Feb. 12 as WHS
placed second out of 17 teams at
the Florida A and M University
field meet. With the second place
win, the Wakulla NJROTC will
move on to show its skills at the
state championships hosted by
the University of South Florida in
Tampa on Feb. 26.
The War Eagle Navy earned
first or second place in eight of
the 11 events contested. First
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features test tips, practice tests
and a database for students to
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SBaseball, Softball, Tennis Teams Will Play

Allen Golden Battles Opponent In District Tourney

War Eagle Wrestlers

Win District Tournament

The Class A District 2 wrestling
tournament came down to a fi-
nal heavyweight match between
Tallahassee Godby and Suwan-
nee County with the Wakulla War
Eagles leading the overall point
total by four Friday, Feb. 11.
Godby upset Suwannee to
help Wakulla post a 195-191 point
total over Suwannee County.
Godby finished the three team
tournament with 125 points. All
of the wrestlers participating in
the district tournament in Talla-
hassee advanced to the Region 1
Tournament which will be held
at Panama City Bay High School
Feb. 18 and Feb. 19.
Wakulla had five district cham-
pions as Adam Plouffe won the
103 pound weight class, Jeremy
Parmer won at 125, Josh Helton
won at 135, Victor Porter won at
145, and Adam Pendris won at 171

Quinn Kunkel placed second
at 112 while Spencer Brunson was
second at 119. Chris Helton
placed second at 130 while Travis
Autry and Shane Maynor both
placed second at 152 and 160 re-
spectively. Allen Golden placed
second at 189 and Raven Schlegel
was second at 215.
Justin Platt placed third at 140
and Scott Kersey placed third at
the heavyweight class.
The regional tournament will
include schools in Class A from
Jacksonville to Pensacola. The top
four wrestlers in each weight
class will advance to the state
championship which will be held
in Lakeland Feb. 24 through Feb.
Wakulla's Josh Helton remains
undefeated on the season and
was a state placement wrestler
last season.

SThe weather is still cold but
that did not stop Coach Tom Gra-
ham and his Lady War Eagles
from opening the 2005 softball
season with a preseason classic
at Leon High School Thursday,
Feb. 10.
Wakulla defeated Coach Robyn
Gauger and her Marianna team
4-2 before falling to Coach Windy
Jones and her Leon Lady Lion
squad 3-0. Leon beat Marianna 15-
0 in the other action of the day.
Both Guager and Jones are former
Wakulla players.
Wakulla opened the season
Feb. 15 at Marianna and will
travel to Liberty County Feb. 17.
On Saturday, Feb. 19, North
Florida Christian will come to


Set For Soccer
Registration for coed spring
soccer will be held at the recre-
ation park in Medart Saturday,
Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Youths ages 6 to 17 are eligible.
Parents must be present to regis-
ter their children.
Practices will be held in the.
evenings in Wakulla County with
games starting Saturday, March
12 and ending May 14. All games
will be played on Saturday morn-
ings at the Tallahassee Soccer
Complex on Meridian Road,
For more information, contact
Gordy Lepp at wakullasoccer@

Ruth Baseball

Seeks Players
The Babe Ruth Baseball League
will hold a late registration on
Saturday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. un-
til noon at the Babe Ruth field at
the recreation park in Medart.
The fee is $90 per player.
The league is open to players
ages 13 to 15 with an age deter-
mining date of Aug. 1. For more
information, call Noreen Britt at
926-1868. Players are also wanted
for an age 16 to 18 year old Babe
Ruth League. Anyone interested
in the older league may also con-
tact Britt.

Medart to open the home portion
of the Lady War Eagles schedule.
Results and statistics from the
preseason action do not count on
the regular season records of
teams or players.

WHS Soccer

Team Wins

Playoff Game
The Wakulla War Eagle soccer
team used two second half goals
by Buddy Spence to slip by
Panama City Beach Arnold 2-1
Thursday, Feb. 10 in the Class 3A
regional quarterfinals in Medart.
The victory advanced Coach
Bob Wallace's team to the re-
gional semifinals on the road
against Keystone Heights Tues-
day, Feb. 15.
Mason Alford picked up an
assist on the first Spence goal
while Blake Burns added the as-
sist on the second goal. Goal-
keeper Brad Herold had a save in
the Wakulla net as the War Eagles
avenged the Lady War Eagles re-
cent 1-0 loss against Arnold in the
girls regional quarterfinals.
The victory pushed Wakulla's
seasonal record to 10-8-3 after the
players battled through injuries
and illnesses all season to reach
the .500 mark during the district
tournament in Taylor County.
Keystone Heights advanced to
the second round of the playoffs
by defeating Jacksonville Episco-
pal 2-0. On the top half of the
bracket, Jacksonville Bolles
topped Alachua Santa Fe 6-0 and
Pensacola Catholic routed Taylor
County 6-0.
The winner of the Bolles game
against Pensacola Catholic will
face the winner of the Wakulla
game against Keystone Heights
Friday, Feb. 18 in the regional fi-
nals. The winner of the regional
finals advances to the state semi-
finals Friday, Feb. 25 at Lockhart
Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
Wakulla is playing in Region
1. The state is broken into four
regions in Class 3A.

The 2005 springs sports sea-
son is about to begin at Wakulla
High School. The baseball season
will feature a new varsity coach
as Mike Gauger takes over for
Scott Collins. Mike Smith is the
assistant coach after coming over
from the softball program. Will-
iam Sexton is the head coach of
the junior varsity team.
Wakulla will take part in a pre-
season tournament at Tallahas-
see Godby Feb. 17 through Feb.
19. The regular season begins Feb.
22 at Maclay. The first home game
of the season will be played Feb.
25 against Godby. The team will
play Maclay at home March 1.
Wakulla will play in a six team
district with East Gadsden,
Florida High, Madison County,
Suwannee County and Taylor
Coach Tom Graham will return
to the softball diamond with a
big schedule. Marianna will host
Wakulla Feb. 15 before WHS trav-
els to Liberty County Feb. 17.
North Florida Christian will come
to Medart Feb. 19. Chiles, Taylor
County and Lincoln are on the
schedule in the early portion of
the season.
The team will play 10 district
games against Taylor County, East
Gadsden, Florida High, Madison
and Suwannee County with nine
of the district games being played
in an 11 game stretch in March.
The other district game will be
played on Feb. 24.
Coach Dave Price returns for
another season as War Eagle and
Lady War Eagle tennis coach.

Lady Cagers

End With

Nine Wins
The Wakulla Lady War Eagle
basketball team completed a very
competitive 2004-2005 season
with a loss to Madison County
in the first round of the Class 3A
District 2 Tournament last week.
Wakfilla only, finished 1-9 in
district contests during the regu-
lar season but gave the Cowgirls
a tough game before losing 41-34
at host East Gadsden.
Madison County jumped out
to a 6-2 first quarter lead before
the Lady War Eagles rebounded
to cut the deficit to 14-12. Wakulla
trailed Madison 26-25 after three
quarters before the Cowgirls ex-
tended the lead in the fourth
Kiara Gay was the leading
scorer for Wakulla as she scored
13 points in the loss. Sandi
Dunlap added nine points while
Shannon White added eight.
Jamehia Maxwell and Sharissa
Arnold scored two points each.
Madison County was elimi-
nated by host East Gadsden later
in the tournament. East Gadsden
and Florida High advanced to the
state playoffs.
Wakulla finished the season 9-
11 under Coach Nate Jackson.
Jackson was forced to coach the
season without one of his best
players from last season, Turelle
Farmer, who was injured in the
offseason playing softball.

Spring Soccer


Wants Players
The final registration for coed
spring soccer will be held Satur-
day, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. until
noon at the recreation park in
Medart. Coed teams ages 14 and
under, 12 and under, and 10 and
under have roster openings.
Teams will practice week-
nights in Crawfordville and play
on Saturday mornings in the Top
of Florida Instructional League
against teams from Tallahassee
and other communities.
For more information about
the age 14 and under team, e-mail
Steve Kelly at skelly@joe.com. For
more information about the age
12 and under and age 10 and
under teams, e-mail Taylor Phil-
lips at klopkloppy@hotmail.

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Noreen Britt is the assistant
The Lady War Eagles will open
play Feb. 17 against Maclay in
Medart before playing Godby in
Tallahassee Feb. 24. The War
Eagles open play Feb. 25 against

John Paul in Medart before trav-
eling to Maclay March 3. Both
teams will play Suwannee County
at Taylor County March 4.

The tennis teams will partici-
pate in the Capital City Classic

Tournament March 10 and March
11 at Tom Brown Park and Lin-
coln High School.
The district includes Godby,
Madison County, Rickards, Su-
wannee County and Taylor Coun-

Tourney Ends With Penalty Kicks

The Wakulla County Recre-
ation Department's age 14 and
under, six on six soccer league,
held the first annual Love Cup
soccer tournament Saturday, Feb.
The tournament was open to
the entire league and approxi-
mately 30 players participated as
the players were put into a draft
and filled four teams.
Rick Hicks and Ken Busen
coached the Tornadoes to a 4-1
record in pool play and single
elimination to win the tourna-
ment. The Tornadoes lost 2-1 on
a penalty kick shootout against
Coach Jennifer Anderson's Wild-
fire in pool play, but the Torna-
does won the championship 3-2
when the title game came down
to another penalty kick shootout.
Sam Hicks had the winning
goal for the Tornadoes and was

the winning goalkeeper. William
Davis was in goal for the Wild-
fire. Cynthia Howell had the win-
ning penalty kick for the Wildfire
in pool play.
Coach Kurt Hindle's Gang
Green placed third with a 2-3
record and Coach Steve Kelly and
his Kelly's Heroes placed fourth
at 0-5. The 10 game tournament
lasted nearly six hours.
The regular season Tornadoes
included Tyler Unger, Sam Hicks,
Kara McLaughlin, Ethan Fletcher,
Casey Fort, Scott Kelly, Ryan
Parker and Joshua Smith.
The Wildfire team included
Jacob Kilpatrick, Morgan Henry,
Travis Harrell, Steven Urling,
Jeremiah McCallister, Mandy
McClendon, William Davis, Shay-
lyn Barwick and Chet Kilgore.
The Mutiny included Warren
Hess, Jeff Bryan, Cody Nowak,

Brook Reed, Will Harvey, Braxton
Russ, Ashley Miller-Akles, Dylan
Andrews, Bridget-Ann Burke and
Jessika Craig.
The Gang Green squad in-
cluded Ben Anderson, Austin
Lentz, Arran Hindle, Adam Hin-
dle, Cynthia Howell, Shay Bar-
wick, Dustyn Robison, J'Ana Price
and Daren Evans.
Kelly's Heroes included Ryan
Kimbull, Ben Mathers, Nicholas
Hendry, Alex Grimes, Kyle Britt,
Thomas Nelson, Kyle Craze,
Dalton Hall and Jordan Garcia.
The winning team received
Love Cup T-shirts which were pro-
vided by recreation board mem-
ber Ben Withers of Ben Withers,
Inc. in Panacea.
Assistant Recreation Director
Bryan Roddenberry organized the
event and said the success of the
2005 tournament will lead to an-
other tourney next February,

Basketball Team Runs Past Munroe

Coach Simeon Nelson and his
Wakulla War Eagle basketball
team finished the 2004-2005 regu-
lar season by splitting two games
against Apalachicola and Robert
F. Munroe last week.
Apalachicola reached the 20
win mark by topping Wakulla 82-
68 in Medart. Apalach outscored
Wakulla by three to five points
in each quarter to build the final
Edward Harris and Mike Mont-
ague were the leading scorers for
Wakulla with 16 points each. Tra
Hunter and Kerwin Donaldson
added eight points apiece. Terr-
ance Webster chipped in with six
points and Darrion Wilson and
Dion Bryant added four each.
Sam Harris and Terrence Thomas
combined for five points.
Wakulla ended the regular sea-
son on a happier note as the War
Eagles crushed Munrqe 79-48 in
Medart. Wakulla expanded a four
point first quarter lead by out-
scoring Munroe 25-7 in the sec-
ond quarter and 22-16 in the
third. The War Eagles outscored
the Bobcats in every quarter.
Alonzo Thomas and Nathan
Lankford led the offense with 12
points each. Terrence Thomas
scored nine points while Kerwin
Donaldson and Dan Wilson
scored eight each. Edward Harris
added seven along with Terrence
Webster and Tra Hunter had five.
Casey Bradley chipped in with
four while Sam Harris had three
and Dion Bryant and Doug
Dilorenzo scored two points
Wakulla played in the first
round of the Class 3A District 2
Tournament in Medart Tuesday,
Feb. 15. The participating teams
include host Wakulla, East Gads-
den, Florida High, Madison
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Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johanns announced that sign-up
'began Feb. 7 for the Tree Assis-
'tance program (TAP), which pro-
;vides financial relief to owners
:of eligible trees, bushes, yines
'and forest land damaged by natu-
.ral disasters.
SFunding for TAP was autho-
rized by the Military Construc-
tion and Emergency Hurricane
.Supplemental Appropriations
:Act, 2005 (2205 Appropriations
:Act), and signed into law by Presi-
dent George Bush last October.
"This legislation," said Jo-
hanns, "provides more than $3
billion in relief to farmers, ranch-
ers, foresters and other agricul-
tural producers who suffered
damage due to severe weather in
recent years."
TAP is the first of several pro-
grams to be launched in 2005 to
help producers recover from
natural disasters that occurred in
2003 and 2004. Owners of eli-
gible trees, bushes and vines
from which an annual crop is
produced for commercial pur-
poses; eligible forest land own-
ers who produce crops of timber
for commercial purpos.e.s and ,
eligible pecan producers may re-
ceive assistance under TAP.
Funding as necessary has
been authorized for benefits un-

p.rom The Dock

SThe weather forecast for the
:next week is warm weather dur-
ming the day and not real cold at
;night so this weekend could be
some good fishing. This past
,weekend saw quite a few folks
,on the water, though for inshore
,it was tough early because of the
very low water.
Scott at Jerry's Bait and Tackle
said they were busy all weekend
and heard of and saw some nice
catches of fish. Ross Burnaman
and his son, Nathan, fished the
Spring Creek area with live
shrimp on the bottom and caught
eight nice sheepshead and three
reds. They kept two of the reds.
Peer Starr also fished the
'Spring Creek area with shrimp

The Steve Clemons party
fished out of Lanark Village in
80 feet of water and they came
in with two limits of grouper and
they released three red snapper.
They were fishing with chub
mackerel and LYs.
Robert Middleton of Shell
Point went out last week by him-
self and fished on the same hole

Forest Hike

Will Be Held
Wakulla Springs State Park will
host a forest ecology hike on Sat-
urday, March 5 from 10 a.m. until
noon. The event is free with park
Visitors are invited to explore
the unique forest ecology, plants
and animals on the two hour trek.
Breakfast is available before the
event and lunch is available af-
terwards the walk in the historic
Wakulla Springs Lodge.
For more information, call the
park at 224-5950.

der the 2005 Appropriations Act
for losses which occurred dur-
ing the period beginning Dec. 2,
2003, and ending Dec. 31, 2004,
for eligible orchardists to re-
plant trees, bushes and vines
that were grown to produce an
annual crop.
In addition, the 2005 Appro-
priations Act authorized $15 mil-
lion for assistance to eligible pro-
ducers who meet all require-
ments and produce periodic
crops of forest timber for com-
mercial use, and who suffered
timber losses or damage during
the period beginning Dec. 1,
2003, and ending Dec. 31, 2004.
The 2005 Appropriations Act
also authorized $8.5 million in
TAP assistance for producers
who suffered crop damage to
pecan trees. The funds will reim-
burse producers for pruning, re-
habilitation and other related
costs. Pecan producers must be
located in a Presidentially-de-
clared disaster county that suf-
fered hurricane or tropical storm-
related tree losses in connection
with the 2004 hurricane season.
For more information, or to
apply for TAP assistance. tree
owners_shduld .contact their lo-,
cal Faim Service Agency (FSA)
office. Additional TAP informa-
tion is available on FSA's web site
at www.fsa.usda.gov.

Hurricanes Increase The

Threat Of Wildfires

Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has an-
nounced an elevated wildfire
threat in Florida forests damaged
by the 2004 hurricanes.
"From Naples to Pensacola,
many once-scenic stands of trees
are now tangled masses of trunks
and limbs," Bronson said. "This
additional debris will make wild-
fires more difficult to control and
more dangerous for our firefight-
Many trees damaged by high
winds or inundated by heavy
rains are expected to die from
insect and disease infestations
over the next two years. This sce-
nario, combined with tinder-dry
grasses and frost-damaged brush,
means conditions in Florida are
conducive to an active wildfire
season. Bronson is urging people
who visit parks or forests to be
especially careful with lighted
materials, such as cigarettes.
In addition, smoke from wild-
fires can contribute to reduced
visibility on the highways.
"The best decision is to not
drive in poor visibility," Bronson
said. "But, if smoke or fog is en-
countered on the highway, mo-
torists should slow down, turn
on the low-beam headlights and
remain alert."
When visibility deteriorates to

the point that continued travel
is unsafe, motorists are advised
to pull all the way off the road-
way and turn on their emergency
flashers until the smoke sub-
Bronson is also reminding
people to be very careful when
burning yard trash outdoors.
Outdoor burning to reduce yard
trash and household paper prod-
ucts is allowed in most Florida
counties (daylight hours only)
provided the fire is enclosed in
a noncombustible container or
excavated pit and covered by a
metal mesh or grill. The fire must
be located away from any occu-
pied buildings and any nearby
woodlands and must be at-
tended at all times. Residents are
urged to contact their local Divi-
sion of Forestry office to find out
if weather conditions make out-
door burning unsafe.
Wildfires can occur through-
out the year in Florida, but the
most active part of the wildfire
season is usually from January
through May. Florida averages
about 5,000 wildfires each year.
Since Jan. 1, Florida has experi-
enced 191 wildfires that burned
1,547 acres. Many of those fires
were the result of escaped out-
door yard trash burning.
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ago. He said in two hours he
caught his limit of five grouper
and threw back 10 more that
were legal. He was fishing in 27
feet of water.
Larry Hess of Shell Point was
trolling the chartreuse Stretch
30s in about 40 feet of water and
he came back with his limit of
Chuck Kleiforth of Shell Point,
by way of Wisconsin, took Norm
and Nancy Hatelstad from Wis-
consin out last week and they
came back with 45 sea bass and
grunts. Norm said he had never
seen fishing that fast and furi-
ous. They also caught four small
grouper. They were fishing in 22
feet of water.
Bob McCullough of Shell Point
went out Sunday and when they
returned to the dock they had 16
grouper to 30 inches. They were
fishing in about 45 feet of water.
A little nice weather really got
those folks at Shell Point fired
Remember, trout season is still
closed in our area until March 1.
When it does reopen, the limit
is still five per person with a size
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Flotilla 13 joins all the others
who wish him and his family the
very best. We will miss them.
Joe and Marge Sadler of Flo-
tilla 13 are also moving from this
area in the very near future. More
about that later.
Our prayers and best wishes
are with Lynne Reese, Flotilla
13, whose father passed away

Wednesday and was buried Sat-
urday. Lynne, we understand
how difficult this has been for
you, but count your blessings-
four wonderful daughters.
Hold tight to the good memo-
ries, and he will live on in your
Remember, Safe Boating Is No

- Flotilla 13 held its February.
meeting Saturday night at the
Shell Point Coast Guard Auxiliary
Station. The agenda contained a
variety of topics. Included was
the appointment of Marge Jones
as assistant secretary. Cindy Web-
ster, the appointed secretary, has
learned she may have other ob-
ligations that will take her away
some this summer, often on
meeting night. This concerned
her, but Marge volunteered to
take over whenever Cindy has to
be away.
Flotilla 13 is making the cen-
terpieces for the division meet-
ing that Flotilla 12 is hosting this
coming week. Jim McGill is so
creative and, with the aid of his
computer, produces everything
from houses and boats to build-
ings and animals. He has most
of the components already print-
ed out. Wednesday evening, sev-
eral Flotilla 13 members are
meeting at the station to com-
plete the assembling process.
Members attending included
the Flotilla Commander and Vice
Commander, Judy Bentley and
Ron Piasecki, Glenn Edrington,
John Edrington, Marge Jones,
Michael Longanecker, Jim McGill,
almost members Mike and Judi
Moss, Angret Piasecki, Jack Rose-
nau, Dave Seeley, Joe and Mari-
anne Tillman, Mae Waters, Cindy
Webster and your reporter.
The transfer of the Coast
Guard from the Department of
Transportation to Homeland Se-
curity has brought forth many
changes, changes that affect not
only the regulars and the re-
serves but also the Coast Guard
Auxiliary, even though we are
non-paid volunteers and have no
law enforcement authority.
Some of these changes have
been a bit stressful, but are for
the good of our country. With
leaders like Judy Bentley and
Ron Piasecki, we are confident
that Flotilla 13 will meet these
changes head on and will adjust
to them quickly.
Jim McGill, our member train-

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is heard. He said Florida voters
handled the net limitation issue
like the pregnant pig and class
size amendments and failed to
read and understand what they
were voting on.
Kendrick stated that Rep.
David Coley, who has been ill and
missed the delegation meeting,
will support the fishermen and
the bill when the time comes.
In other matters brought up
before the state lawmakers:
Wakulla County Commis-
sioner Maxie Lawhon presented
three requests to the lawmakers
including funding for sewage
treatment expansion, the Wakulla
Expo Center and the four laning
of U.S. Highway 319 in Crawford-
County lobbyist John John-
ston told lawmakers that the
county is planning to concentrate
on the Crawfordville segment of
U.S. Highway 319. The estimates
for cost include $14 million for
right-of-way acquisition and $21
million for construction.
Johnston said the county has
been successful in acquiring fed-
eral money for the project but
asked Kendrick and Lawson to
pressure Florida Department of
Transportation officials for state
money as well.
Wakulla County Property
Appraiser Ronnie Kilgore asked
the state officials to put pressure
on the Florida Department of
Community Affairs to treat Wa-
kulla like other rural counties.
The state agency is "putting a
strangle hold on us" during the
development process, he said.
Wakulla County Superinten-
dent of Schools David Miller
asked lawmakers to support
county fishermen. "I represent
5,000 school children and many
of these children are children of
our fishermen. Their parents are
also important to us.
Miller continued that bus driv-
ers have been battling heavy traf-
fic on U.S. Highway 319. The road
expansion is not only a great
need, he said, but also a safety
Two historic preservation
projects are also important to
Miller. County officials are seek-
ing f unds'to renovate the old
wooden courthouse as well as


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mittee and public records re-
quests respectively.
School district employees will
have Presidents' Day off unless
they are 12 month employees.
Students will have Monday, Feb.
21 off as well as Friday, Feb. 18
which is a teacher planning day.
The Wakulla News office and
some other local businesses will
be open Monday, Feb. 21. Since
there is no mail delivery on Feb.
21, those wishing to submit ar-
ticles or advertisements are asked
to do so by Friday, Feb. 18 or bring
them by The News office on Love
Street in person on Monday.

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In addition, Miller asked law-
makers to open a dialog with
Gov. Jeb Bush to adjust the Ad-
equate Yearly Progress (AYP) and
No Child Left Behind legislation.
The standards, said Miller "are
ratcheted up too high." Only two
school districts, Wakulla and
Leon, reached the progress goals.
Miller added that Wakulla and
Leon counties are proud df their
accomplishments but the results
are "embarrassing to the state"
as a whole. He also asked the
state to increase rural county spar-
sity funding. Flagler County has
been added to the sparsity for-
mula this year which means all
of the counties already in the for-
mula will receive fewer dollars if
the state does not increase the
funding, said Miller.
SD.R. "Pee Wee" Vause asked
the state to support the Wakulla
Expo Center. "I still think it is a
viable project," said Vause. "We
almost gave up this year." Vause
added that the expo center will
help Wakulla County economi-
cally by bringing events into the
"We know what we are up
against," Vause concluded. "The
building is large enough that I
can't piecemeal the project."
Betty Barry asked for assis-
tance with the U.S. Highway 319
project and the old courthouse
renovation. The old courthouse
will be able to be used as another
meeting location once the build-
ing is renovated, she said.
Joe Barry told lawmakers
that he has received financing for
his motel project at Wildwood
Country Club in Medart. He asked
Lawson and Kendrick to support
Tallahassee Community College
in the college's effort to get fund-
ing for an ecotourism curriculum.
Barry said he has a vision of
Wakulla County becoming a na-
ture-based tourism destination.
He noted that 10 rivers are located
within an hour of the motel site
in addition to Wakulla Springs,
Spring Creek, walking trails and
bicycling opportunities. The col-
lege program could provide cer-
tified tour guides for eco-tourism
in and around Wakulla County,
he s"id.
Paul Johnson said he shares
Barry's vision for nature-based
tourism in Wakulla County. "I
share Joe Barry's dream and vi-

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at a specified price. An "offer to
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You may withdraw your offer at any
time prior to written acceptance by
the sellers and delivery of the accepted
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An "offer" defines: 1) purchase
price, 2) payment terms, 3) date of
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sion. It's time that we capitalize
on it," said Johnson. "We need
beds for visitors and we need
some sophistication to protect
those resources."
Johnson also supported the
old courthouse renovation and
thanked Kendrick and Lawson for
having the courage to address the
net limitation issue. He asked
lawmakers to better fund the
Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District so that the agency
can protect water resources in
light of recent growth in the
Florida Panhandle.
Allen Freeland of the Wa-
kulla County Economic Develop-
ment Council asked for funding
for the highway as well as infra-
structure to provide affordable
housing in the county. He also
asked for infrastructure to sup-
port tourism.
Robert Alessi of Concerned
Citizens Of Wakulla (CCOW)
asked lawmakers to stay involved
with growth issues in Florida and
find funding for infrastructure
and enforcement of environmen-
tal laws.
Lawson told Alessi that it is
important for people like him to
stay involved in the planning pro-
cess to make sure all sides of an
issue are represented.
Ron Piasecki asked Kendrick
and Lawson to consider legisla-
tion to make the state pay more
money to local governments in
lieu of taxes. Kendrick said he has
filed a bill that will provide rural
counties with funding by placing
a tax value on state land. As the
county grows, Kendrick said, the
amount of money the state
would pay would be decreased.
Commissioner Henry Vause
asked the lawmakers to support
the Wakulla Expo Center. He
added that Wakulla needs more
economic development. "I'm
thankful for getting Wal-Mart
here," he said. "That will help
some. We need economy to come


in here and provide job opportu-
nities for these kids."
Commissioner Ed Brimner
told the state officials that the
county recently lost a Children
and Family Services (DCF) center
in Crawfordville. "Rural counties
need a little bit of the human
touch," he said. "Some of our resi-
dents are intimidated by having
to use a computer" to receive ser-
Kendrick responded that the
majority of office closings were
in his district. He added that the
services may be offered through
an Aging Resource Center which
could include senior citizen and
health department services as
"Those people who qualify (for
DCF) services probably qualify for
other services and just don't
know it," said Kendrick. "This
would be a positive way in which
to approach it." Fortunately, the
DCF office closings did not result
in personnel layoffs, the law-
maker said.
Commissioner Brian Lang-
ston also asked for help with the
highway project. "We have a lot
of people driving to Tallahassee,
but we also have a lot coming to
Wakulla County, too," he said.
"It's real stimulating when so
many people show up," said
Senator Lawson of the meeting.
"We're going to be working hard
this session." He promised to
address state employee salaries,
health insurance costs, school
teacher salaries, law enforcement
and keeping communities safe.
"We hear you on these issues,"
Lawson said. "We have our jobs
cut out for us."
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"It's not that difficult to train
our department heads," said
Commissioner Ed Brimner. "It
certainly gives the appearance
that we might be hiding some-
Mowrey said he did not want
to be involved in the process but
had received a number of calls
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munications with John Ross in
the building department. The at-
torney added that he had told
Ross to release public documents
when necessary.
County staff must be protected
from spending a great deal of
time on exhaustive research for
a citizen, said Mowrey. When an
unusual amount of research is
required, the form can assure that
the citizen is getting what is
wanted and the citizen should be
charged for the service, the attor-
ney concluded.

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Sheriff's Report

The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office is investigating a Saturday,
Feb. 12 airplane crash at the
Wakulla County Airport in Och-
lockonee Bay, according to Sher-
iff David Harvey.
Pilot Walter Dickson of Craw-
fordville was taxiing an experi-
mental aircraft he had built when
the aircraft unintentionally went
airborne. Dickson determined
that he did not have enough re-
maining runway to land the
plane safely. He remained aloft
and circled around the east end
of the airstrip. As he attempted
to bring the plane down, he
bounced the nose too hard and
the aircraft dug in and flipped
over on its canopy.
Rescue personnel righted the
aircraft prior to Deputy Scott
DelBeato arriving on the scene.
Dickson was treated at the scene
for minor lacerations to his.face.
The aircraft was removed to a
private hangar. Dickson esti-
mated the damage to the plane
at $12,000. The Federal Aviation
Administration and National
Transportation and Safety Board
were notified of the accident.
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's Of-
fice during the past week:
On Feb. 7, a burglary and
grand theft was reported by
Phillip Cooksey of Crawfordville.
Cooksey reported the theft of
several lawn maintenance items
from his property. The equip-
ment, which is valued at $950,
was taken from a shed near his
home. Deputy Eddie Wester in-
vestigated and is following some
On Feb. 9, Jackie Love of
Tallahassee reported the grand
theft of 200 gallons of diesel fuel
from a storage tank located on a
Crawfordville construction site.
The fuel is valued at $400 and the
victim is Jackie Love Excavation.
Lt. Ronald Mitchell investigated.
On Feb. 10, Katherine L.
Hudson of Crawfordville reported
a retail theft at the Dollar Gen-
eral Store in St. Marks. A black
female in her early 40s, 5 feet, 5
inches tall and 250 pounds, came
into the store wearing a Court-
yard by Marriott uniform and re-
moved several personal care
items without paying for them.
The suspect paid for one item and
left the store in a white Mazda.

The items are valued at $23.
Deputy Scott Rojas investigated.
On Feb. 8, Sharon E. Thomp-
son of Tallahassee reported a ve-
hicle theft from a Crawfordville
home. The vehicle, which is
owned by Marion A. Thompson
of Tallahassee, is a 1981 Toyota
Corolla sedan. The vehicle was
entered into the NCIC/FCIC com-
puter. Deputy William Jones in-
On Feb. 13, the county care-
taker at the Newport campground
reported a theft of personal prop-
erty. The caretaker reported the

theft of $240 worth of tools, a
metal detector, camera lens and
camera case. Deputy William E.
Jones investigated.
On Feb. 13, Daphne D.
Csonka of Tallahassee reported
the theft of a cellular telephone,
bank card and $20 from her jacket
at the Sky Box Grill and Bar in
Crawfordville. Witnesses alleg-
edly observed Brian Keith God-
den, 37, of Crawfordville remove
the items from the victim's jacket
while she was away from it.
Godden was charged with petit
theft and the items, except for the

Court Shorts

A Panacea development com-
pany filed a lawsuit last week
seeking to determine if it has the
right to build a marina.
Mashes Island Marina, Inc.
filed the lawsuit in circuit court
on Friday, Feb. 11 asking for a
declaratory judgment on whether
the company has a valid and le-
gal building permit from Wakulla
The lawsuit was filed against
Wakulla County, Louis and Rhea
Schwartz, Frank Cuda, Jim Will-
iams, and the Marina Village
Townhouse Association, Inc.
The Marina Village develop-
ment in Panacea has been the
subject of three lawsuits since
1985 including the Schwartzes
lawsuit, which complained that
they bought a townhome on the
property with the understanding
that a marina would be con-
structed. As part of the settle-
ment of the Schwartz case in
2001, Clay Harris, Linda Harris
and the then-owner of the prop-
erty, Marina Corp. of Panacea,
agreed to build a marina within
three years.
After construction began on
the marina, the complaint in the
new lawsuit claims that some
residents and the homeowner's
association questioned the legal-
ity of the building permit.
"Cuda, Williams and Associa-
tion have in fact threatened liti-
gation against (Mashes Island
Marina) regarding the construc-
tion," the lawsuit claims, while
also maintaining that the
Schwartzes have threatened to
sue if the company does not con-
struct a marina.
The lawsuit was filed on be-

All Pending Net Cases

Have Been Dropped

All of the pending net cases
in misdemeanor court have been
dropped over the past week.
State Attorney Willie Meggs
said he has been trying to ar-
range a meeting with the state
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission to discuss net cases.
That meeting has yet ot be set,
Meggs said.
"I accept a lot of the responsi-
bility because it keeps coming
back to me personally to make a
decision," Meggs said.
More than 10 years after pas-
sage of the constitutional amend-
ment limiting net fishing, ques-
tions still remain about what is
legal gear under the law.
He said he thought the mat-
ter would work itself out over
time, but the controversy has con-
S"What we're going to do is
look at the facts," Meggs said.
"Then we're going to sit down
with the FWC and the fishermen
and say, 'This is what you're go-
ing to be allowed to do, and if
you do something else you're
going to get busted.'"
Four cases were dropped in
misdemeanor court on Friday,
Feb. 11 when Assistant State At-
torney Adrienne Soule, who pros-
ecutes misdemeanors in Wakulla

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Young People
The Wakulla County Commu-
nity Team Safety Team (CTST) is
celebrating National Highway
Traffic Safety by encouraging in-
dividuals to buckle up during
National Child Passenger Safety
Pat Jones, chairperson of the
Wakulla CTST, said residents are
encouraged to take back packs off
of children and buckle them up
while in the car. Children under
age 3 must be placed in a child
restraint seat. Adults are also
asked to put on seat belts while
in vehicles.
The theme this year is "If you
love your children buckle them
up, if you love yourself, buckle

County, announced the state
would not pursue the charges.
Two more cases were dropped
on Monday, Feb. 14, when the
state filed no information on two
fishers, signed by prosecutor
Jackie Fulford, who heads the
Wakulla state attorney's office.
The reason given in the filing is
the requested meeting between
the FWC, Meggs, and Fulford.
At the center of the contro-
versy is what is a gill net the
gear that was outlawed by the
constitutional amendment.
Meggs said he is ready for the
issue to be clarified, and that he
will make a decision on what
cases will be prosecuted.

half of Mashes Island Marina by
Tallahassee attorney Richard
Wakulla Circuit Judge N. Sand-
ers Sauls will hear the case.
In another court matter, a Mis-
sissippi man accused of sexual
battery and kidnapping was in
court last week on a number of
Kenneth Weinberg is charged
with forcing his then-girlfriend to
stay at his camp on the St. Marks
River against her will and raping
her in May 2003.
Weinberg, who is representing
himself in the case, filed several
motions with the court, many of
which dealt with a hearing last
year in which the defense sought
to keep out the complaint against
Weinberg as hearsay because the
victim is now dead and so can-
not be questioned.
The victim drowned in the
Pascagoula River in Mississippi
after she returned there with
In order to admit the victim's
statement at Weinberg's trial next
month, prosecutor Fulford must
show that the victim is unable to
testify because of Weinberg. At
the hearing last year, Fulford prof-
fered testimony that implicated
Weinberg in the victim's death.
At the hearing last week,
Weinberg kept returning to the
motion to suppress hearing from
2004, claiming that the state's
proffers were "fabricated."
Judge Sauls attempted to ex-
plain'the proceedings to Wein-
berg several times. "I can't prac-
tice law for you,' the judge finally
told the prisoner, "and I'm not
going to be a law professor for
you either."
Weinberg requested a standby
counsel to assist him in his de-
fense, saying he needed a lawyer
to question him while he takes
the stand to testify at his trial
next month.
Judge Sauls denied the mo-
tion, saying Weinberg was "not
entitled to a law clerk."
Weinberg has had five court
appointed attorneys but he has
fired them all and has insisted
he be allowed to represent him-
The state had several motions
it had filed that were to be taken
up at the hearing, including a re-
quest to delay the trial, but
Weinberg contended that he had
not been given the motions at the
Leon County Jail, where he is
being held.
Judge Sauls set the state's
motions to be taken up at a hear-
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was also issued a trespass warn-
ing for the Sky Box at the request
of the owner. Deputy Eddie
Wester investigated.
On Feb. 10, Deputy Charlie
Odom investigated a retail theft
at Bealls Outlet in Crawfordville.
Store Manager Robert Bird caught
two female suspects, Elizabeth
Ellen Bishop, 19, of Crawfordville,
and Jessica Ann Spears, 18, of
Crawfordville, shoplifting and
held them until Deputy Odom
arrived. The manager recovered
$98 worth of merchandise from
the two girls who were charged
with retail theft.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office received 745 calls for ser-
vice during the past week.
Note to our readers: The
people who are reported as
charged with crimes in this col-
umn have not yet been to trial
and are therefore presumed in-
nocent until proven guilty.

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3BR/2BA, screened porch, storage shed, workshop with one car carport.
Fireplace in living room with vaulted ceilings, large master bedroom with
garden tub in bath. 2 large irrigated vegetable gardens. Owner has to sell.
Price Reduced $110,000
Wakulla Beach Road
Beautiful 5 ac. with massive oak trees. Private, close to coast.
Nice homes going up in area. $85,000
Tharpe Lane Almost new on 1 acre. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, split plan
with vaulted ceilings. Very private wooded lot at end of street.
Walk to Wakulla River. All appliances stay.
Owner is anxious to sell. Reduced $124,900
Gator Trail [ MLS.
Large lot close to coast with boat O
dock on deep water canal. Build
your dream home on this great lot Lynn
minutes from the gulf.
$359,000 Cole
Coastal Cottage on 1 acre

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Legal Notice

BID NO. 2005-04
Separate sealed BIDS for Surf Road Improvements
will be received by the Wakulla County Board of
County Commissioners at the Wakulla County
Board Room until 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Feb-
ruary 25, 2005.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS include all perti-
nent attachments necessary in order for bidders to
properly respond.
Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be
obtained at the following locations upon payment
of $125.00 for each set (Non-refundable)
Preble-Rish, Inc., 5365 Scenic Hwy. 30-A, Suite
102, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Wakulla County Commissioners Office, 3093
Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327,
(850) 926-0919.
'Interested contractors must be on the current
FDOT approved contractor list.
The Board reserves the right to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids on
the whole or in part with just cause, and to accept
the bid that in their judgment will be in the best
interest of Wakulla County.
February 10. 17, 2005

Legal Notice

Case No.: 04-110-FC
a Georgia corporation,
TO: Cynthia L. Lyles
112 Magg Shevell Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for fore-
closure of a mortgage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses if any, to it on Donna S. Biggins,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 515 North
Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, on or
before March 4, 2005, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
DATED January 26, 2005.
As Clerk of the Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- Erika Harrell
Deputy Clerk
February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005

Legal Notice f

Notice is given pursuant to Section 328.17, Non-
Judicial Sale of Vessels, that Lynn Brothers Ma-
rina will hold a sale by sealed bid on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 22, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. at 28 Lynn Circle, St.
Marks. FL.
1975 Pacemaker Hull
I.D.: PAX36209M 75F
Florida Reg. FL 9102 FN
Vessel may be inspected from 9:30 a.m. February
22. 2005 until 11:30 a m February 22, 2005.
February 10, 17, 2005

Legal Notice

CASE NO.: 2004-386-CA
CORPORATION, a Foreign corpora-
Florida corporation;
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for uiet
Title has been filed against you and others, and
you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DANIEL E. MANAUSA,
MANAUSA, P.A Plaintiff's attorneys, 3520
Thomasville Road, 4th Floor. Tallahassee. Florida
32309. no more than thirty (30) days from the first
publication date of this notice of action, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's Attorneys or immediately
thereafter, otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED this 4th day February, 2005.
Brent X Thurmond
Clerk of Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: -s- Becky Whaley
Deputy Clerk
Feb 10, 17. 24, March 3, 2005

Legal Notice

The Wakulla County Board of County Commission-
ers is advertising its intent to designate the follow-
ing positions as Senior Management:
Grants and Special Projects Coordinator
February 17, 24, 2005

Legal Notice

Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Storage
Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83, Part IV
that Nad's Enterprises will hold a sale by sealed
bid on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
at 59 Shadeville Highway of the contents of Mini-
Warehouse containing personal property of:
Willard Haney
Jason Bradley
Roy Roberts
Alma Noonkester
Tanesia Thomas
Before the sale date of February 19,2005, the own-
ers may redeem their property by payment of the
outstanding balance and cost by paying in person
at 59 Shadeville Highway. Crawfordville, Florida.
February 10, 17,2005

Legal Notice

HELD ON January 18, 2005
Present: Maxie Lawhon, Chairman; Henry
Vause, Vice-Chairman; Ed Brimner, BOCC; Howard
Kessler, BOCC; Brian Langston, BOCC; Parrish
Barwick, County Administrator; Ron Mowrey,
County Attorney; and Evelyn Evans, Deputy Clerk.
6:00 p.m. Meeting called to order. Barwick
opened in prayer and led the pledge of allegiance
to the flag.
(CD5:57:43) Vause made a motion to approve
the Agenda with the following changes:' under
Sheriff's Department, remove item (1) Hot Water
Heater Purchase, and add (3) 911 Carry Forward
Monies; under General Business, move item (9)
Request for Fee Waiver to top of agenda; at the
end of General Business, add (1) Family Enclave
Agreement and (2) Request for Site Plan Change;
under Kessler, add (1) Library Proclamation; un-
der the Consent Agenda, move Consent Agenda
(2) Corrections Division Emergency Response
Team to item (3) under Sheriff's Department; un-
der Vause, add item (1) Paving of Road for Discus-
sion; under Brimner, add item (1) General Com-
ments and (2) Florida Transportation Plan Meet-
ing. Second by Brimner. All for Motion carried. 5-0
(CD6:02:26) 1. Purchase of Refrigerator for Jail
- Kessler made a motion to approve the purchase
of a refrigerator for the jail in the amount of
$1,692.53. Second by Langston. All for. Motion
carried. 5-0
(CD6:03:57) 2. 911 Revenue Cash Forward -
Kessler made a motion to approve the 911 Rev-
enue Cash Forward. Second by Vause. All for. Mo-
tion carried. 5-0
(CD6'07"39) 3. Corrections Division Emer-
gency Response Team (with the growth of the
county jail, this team is needed to ensure appro-
priate safety standards are addressed and appli-
cable laws are followed; this is Item 2 from the
Consent Agenda)
Kessler made a motion to approve monies
coming out of the Corrections Impact Fund in the
amount of $20,342.47. Second by Brimner. All for.
Motion carried. 5-0
(CD6:11:42) 9. Request for Fee Waiver Se-
nior Citizens Council Vause made a motion to
take $15,000.00 off the Building Permit Fees and
515,000.00 off Sewer Access Fees for the Senior
Citizen Council Affordable Housing. Second by
Langston. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston, Brimner
and Vause. Opposed'Kessler. Motion-carried. 4-1
(CD6.21 03) 1. Recognition of Phillip Vause -
Service to Wakulla County Recreation Board


(CD6:27:03) 1.Vic Lambou Complimentary
of Changes to Agenda
(CD6:27:50) 2. Virginia Brock Old Culvert on
Old Magnolia Road and Aliens to County Selling
their Homes
(CD6:29:49) 3 Jimmie Doyle Discrimination
of Speakers Coming Before the Board
(CD6:33:43) 4. Richard VanMunster- Need of
Resolution for Fishing Association
(CD6:37:34) 5. Paul Johnson Complimen-
tary of Changes to Agenda
(CD6:38:30) 6. Ray Boles Rotary Club
Valentine's Parade -Vause made a motion to tem-
porarily close Highway 319 from Wakulla Arran to
High Road on February 12, 2005 from 10:00 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m. for the Valentine's Parade. Second
by Kessler. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD6:48:03) 1. Bills and Vouchers Brimner
made a motion to approve the Bills and Vouchers.
Second by Vause. Voting for: Lawhon, Langston,
Vause and Brimner. Opposed: Kessler. Motion car-
ried. 4-1
(CD6:51:16) 1.CDBG Economic Development
- Kessler made a motion to adopt a Resolution
authorizing the submission of an application for the
CDBG Economic Development Program. Second
by Vause. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD6:59:33) 2. CDBG Neighborhood Revital-
ization Kessler made a motion to adopt a Reso-
lution authorizing the submission of an application
for CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program.
Second by Langston. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD7:25:54) 1. Introduction of New Project
Manager at VMS
(CD7:43:00)2. Siding for New Recycling Build-
ing Brimner made a motion to accept the bid in
the amount of $10,837.00 from Sperry and Asso-
ciates, Inc., for the siding on the New Recycling
Building. Second by Vause. All for. Motion carried.
(CD7:45:14) 3. Refurbish Compactor Container
Boxes Langston made a motion to accept the
bid from Jackson Cook in the amount of $15,000 00
to refurbish the three Compactor Container Boxes.
Second by Vause. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD7:48:30) 4. Hazardous Waste Assessment
- Kessler made a motion to enter into an agree-
ment with Apalachee Regional Planning Council
regarding the Hazardous Waste Assessment. Sec-
ond by Brimner. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD7:49:20) 5. Land and Water Conservation"
Fund Application Rock Landing Brimner made
a motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the
submission of an application for the Land and
Water Conservation Fund Program Grant to ac-
quire land for additional public access and facili-
ties improvements at Rock Landing Dock. Second
by Vause. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD8:14:17) 6. Fair Housing Workshop Re-
quirement of CDBG Program
(CD8:18:30) 7. Apalachee Regional Planning
Council Membership Langston made a motion
to reappoint Vause to the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council and Kessler as the Alternate to
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council. Second
by Brimner. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD8:20:12) 8. Request for Workshop with
DCA-Tentative date Thursday, February 24, 2005
at 6:00 p.m.
(CD8:25:33) 10. Habitat for Humanity Request
for Landfill Fee Waiver Brimner made a motion
to waive the landfill fee for construction debris from
Habitat for Humanity. Second by Kessler. All for.
Motion carried. 5-0
(CD8:27:31) 11. Family Enclave Agreement-
Vause made a motion to approve the Family En-
clave Agreement for the Rogers family. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD8:28:42) 12. Wakulla Medical Center Re-
quest for Site Plan Change -Tabled to later date
(CD8:42:07) 1. Advertisement to repeal ordi-
nance 04-58 and 04-59 -Vause made a motion to
advertise for the repeal of ordinances 04-58 and
04-59. Second by Langston. All for. Motion carried.
(CD8:48:31) 1. Library Bookmobile update -
Information-only.,. ..... ...... ..... ..-...
(CD8:54:55) 5. Proclamation Library Apprecia-
tion Month Kessler made a motion to approve
the Library Appreciation Month Proclamation. Sec-
ond by Brimner. All for. Motion carried. 5-0

(CD8:56:53) 2. BOCC Representation at DJJ
Meetings and CTST Committee. Brimner to sit on
CTST Committee. Langston to represent board for
DJJ Meetings.
(CD8:59:18) 3. Clarification of BOCC Position
(CD9:04:39) 4. County Boat Ramp at Roho
Road (Brothers Three Restaurant)- Kessler made
a motion to clear 100 feet of River Road to its full
width of 50 feet as it intersects Roho Road. Sec-
ond by Brimner. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
(CD9:21:32) 1. Paving of Three Sisters Road
-Vause made a motion to pave Three Sisters Road
which is approximately 1/10 of a mile, at the same
time the paving is being done on Bay Pine Road.
Second by Kessler. All for, Motion carried. 5-0
(CD9:23:56) 1. Florida Transportation Plan
Workshop Brimner made a motion that he be
authorized to represent the Board at the Florida
Transportation Plan Workshop in Orlando on Feb-
ruary 3, 2005. Second by Lawhon. All for. Motion
carried. 5-0
(CD9:25:23) 2. Speed Limit Decrease Near
Lower Bridge from 60 to 55 Information
(CD9:26:18) 3. School Bus Accident Com-
mending School Bus Drivers
(CD9:27:35) Vause made a motion to approve
the minutes from the regular scheduled board
meeting held on January 3, 2005. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
Vause made a motion to adjourn. Second by
Langston. All for. Motion carried. 5-0
9:33 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
February 17, 2005

Legal Notice

Window Repair/Replacement of
Historic Wakulla County Jail
Wakulla County, Florida
As a General Contractor and/or Painting/Glazing
Contractor you are invited to bid on a General
Contract for the Window Repair/Replacement of
the Historic Wakulla County Jail in accordance with
Contract Documents. All bids must be a lump sum
basis; segregated Bids will not be accepted.
PROJECT: Window Repair/Replacement,
Historic Wakulla County Jail
BID DATE: March 1,2005
TIME: 2:00 p.m. local time
The Wakulla County Historical Society, Florida will
receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on
March 1, 2005. Bids received after this time will
not be accepted. All interested parties are invited
to attend the Bid Opening: Bids will be opened
publicly and read aloud at the following location.
Manausa Lewis & Dodson Architects, Inc.
211 John Knox Road, Suite 105
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
A prebid meeting will be conducted at 1:30 p.m.
local time on Monday, February 21, 2005, at the
historical Wakulla County Jail.
Bids must be submitted in full accordance with the
requirements of the Drawings, Specifications, Bid-
ding Conditions and Contractual Conditions, which
may be examined and obtained from the Architect,
Manausa Lewis & Dodson Architects, Inc., 211
John Knox Road, Suite 105, Tallahassee, Florida
A deposit of $50.00 perset of Drawings and Project
Manual is required, with a limit of two (2) sets per
Prime Bidder. The depnoit hall only be returned
to those Prime .-. r- ..r.- jr.-, h:.. -,j exam-
ined the drawings and specification submit a bona
fide bid, and who return the drawings and Project
Manual in good condition within ten (10) days af-
ter receipt of bids. Full sets of drawings may be

purchased by payment of the printing and handling
costs at the rate of $50.00 per set.
The Wakulla County Historical Society reserves the
right to waive irregularities and/or informalities in
any Bid and to reject any or all Bids in whole or
part, with or without cause, and/or accept the Bid
that in its judgment will be for the best interest of
the Historical Society.
February 17, 2005

Legal Notice

BID NUMBER: 2005-05
AT 2:00 PM.
BIDS UNTIL 2:00 PM. MARCH 3, 2005.
FORDVILLE, FLORIDA 32327, 850-926-7616.
February 17, 24, 2005

Legal Notice f

BID #04/05-07
The School Board of Wakulla County is calling for
proposals for Pre-qualifying of General Contrac-
tors for Historic Sopchoppy High School Renova-
tions/Rehabilitation Phase II & III.
Project Description
The project will consist of renovating six (6) exist-
ing classrooms to office space, dressing/restrooms
and prop stage storage for the Community The-
ater. This will include but is not limited to HVAC
replacement, lighting, plumbing, mechanical, elec-
trical, floor/wall/ceiling finishes, reconstruction of
deteriorated floor and wall sections to these areas.
NOTE: Those contractors that have pre-qualified
previously on this project will not have to submit
again to qualify for bidding on this project.
Pre-qualification packets are available in the office
of the Architect: Manausa, Lewis & Dodson Archi-
tects, Inc., 211 John Knox Road, Suite 105, Talla-

hassee, Florida 32303, telephone number 850/385-
9200. Interested parties may pick up packets be-
tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mon-
day through Thursday
Completed packets and a Public Entity Crime State-
ment must be returned to the office of David Miller,
Superintendent, Wakulla County Schools, 69 Arran
Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327, Attention: Wil-
liam R. Bristol, no later than 10:00 a.m. March 2,
February 17, 24, 2005

Legal Notice

SEALED BIDS for the City of St. Marks Wastewa- .
ter Treatment Facility Expansion and Upgrade
Project will be received by the CITY OF ST. MARKS
at City Hall, 788 Port Leon Dr., St. Marks, Florida
32355 up until 2:00 p.m., eastern time, Wednes-
day, March 23, 2005. Bids will be publicly opened
at that time, at City Hall. Bids shall be submitted in
a sealed envelope, plainly marked with Bidder's
name, address, date and time of bid opening, bid
number and the bid title: "CITY OF ST. MARKS-
includes the construction of a 0.100 MGD extended
aeration activated sludge system at the existing
plant site, including foundation, tankage, and all
process equipment. The work also includes the
renovation of the existing 0.050 MGD plant and
piping, and electrical improvements.
Copies of the Contract Documents are on file at
the St. Marks City Hall, 788 Port Leon Dr., St. Marks,
Florida, 32355; at the office of Baskerville-Donovan,'
Inc., 2052 Centre Pointe Boulevard, Tallahassee,,
Florida 32308; and FW Dodge Plan Room, 1311,
Executive Center Drive, Suite 108, Tallahassee,
Florida 32301.They may be examined at the above"
addresses or the Bidder may obtain a set from the,
engineer, Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., 2052 Centre^
Pointe Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, upon
payment of a fee of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00)",
per set. This payment is non-refundable. Partial sets
will NOT be issued.
The City of St. Marks reserves the right to accept,
or reject any and all bids in whole or in part, to
waive informalities in the bidding or bidding docu--
ments, to obtain new bids, or to postpone the bid
opening. Each bid shall be valid for a period of
Ninety (90) days after the bid opening.
This notice dated: February 17, 2005
Submitted by: Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. for the City
of St. Marks
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BOXES. Headboard, frame, dresser, mir-
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Mattress set: New king pillow-top mat-
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$150 -$350
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1983 Jeep C-J 7, doesn't run, needs car-
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Dental Office-Panacea, FL
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Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call (850)984-5384.
Fax resume (850)984-0467. 81

Experienced Diesel
Mechanic w/ tools,
& CDL license
Must be reliable and
have good work ethics
Full time employment
Call (850) 627-4224
Roberts Sand Co.
A Drug Free Workplace

Caregivers Needed
Everyone needs someone! We need your
help to make a difference in the lives of
older adults by helping them in their homes.
Parttime, flexible hours to work in the
following areas: Crawfordville, Woodville,
Sopchoppy, Smith Creek, Panacea, and
Alligator Point.

Please call Home Instead Senior Care at
297-1898. BF
AVON Earn 50%
Get 50% off Products. Start-up Kits Now
$5. Call 545-0081. 810,17,24
Experience required. Drug free workplace.
Call Randy, 926-7174. P17

Party Chief for Wakulla, Gulf and Franklin
Counties, Terrestrial and Marine work.
Salary commensurate with training/expe-
rience. Call (850)653-8899 or fax
(850)653-9656 resume to Rich Williams
at Garlick Environmental Associates, Inc.
or email resume to:
garlickenvironmental @mchsi.com. B17
Working or non-working female to live rent
free with elderlyfemale. Noalcohol, smok-
ing or pets. 962-4941. P17
Regional Construction Material Supplier
seeking Production Personnel for a con-
crete plant in Carrabelle. Industry experi-
ence a plus. Apply in person to Tallahas-
see Redi-Mix, 6800 Capital Circle SE,
Tallahassee. P17,24,3,10
Secretary/Bookkeeper for large construc-
tion office in Panacea. Must be familiar
with Quickbooks Pro and have full charge
bookkeeping experience, also, Microsoft
Excel, Word, etc. Challenging position for
the right individual looking for a fulltime,
long term career. Fax resume to (850)984-
2735 or mail to: P.O. Box 908, Panacea,
FL 32346. B17
Accepting applications for restaurant staff.
Multi-tasking and friendly attitude required.
Will train, but experience preferred. Flex-
ible hours. Call 528-1650. P3,10,17,24

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Must be capable of performing the full
range of Paramedic duties. Experience
preferred. Must have current certifications
required by the State of Florida.

Return a completed Wakulla County em-
ployment application to the County
Administrator's office, located at 3093
Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL
32327. Applications may also be mailed to
P.O. Box 1263, Crawfordville, FL 32326.
You may obtain an application from the
County Administrator's office or go to:
mywakulla.com and download an applica-
tion. Questions regarding this employment
opportunity may be directed to (850)926-
0919. 817,24
Fulltime Houseman position at Wakulla
Springs State Park and Lodge. Must be
ableto work weekends, holidays and some
nights. Interested applicants should sub-
mit a completed State of Florida Employ-
ment application to Janel Chernoff in Sales,
224-5950. B10,17
A Behavioral Health Care Center is cur-
rently seeking:
(2 POSITIONS) #1769 & #1968

Bachelor's degree with a major in counsel-
ing, social work, psychology, criminal jus-
tice, nursing, rehabilitation, special edu-
cation, health education, or a related hu-
man services field plus 1 year of profes-
sional experience working in a mental
health setting; or other bachelor's degree
plus 3 years fulltime experience working in
a mental health setting.
Regular status rate: $13.30 per hour/ex-
cellent benefits or
Temporary OPS status rate: $15.90 per
hour/no benefits.
For more information and a complete
listing of available positions:
(850)523-3217 or 1(800)226-2931
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Drug-Free Workplace. 817

Yard Sale

Moving Sale-Saturday, Feb. 19, 7 a.ii. to
2 p.m., 90 Mysterious Waters Rd. Furni-
ture, household items, clothes. Everything
must go! P17
Garage Sale-Saturday, Feb. 19,7 a.m. to
12 p.m., 57 Fox Run Circle off Wakulla-
Arran Rd. Crib, stroller, toys, girls/boys/
women clothes, miscellaneous. P17

Huge Two Family-Saturday, Feb. 19, From
17 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 154 Tafflinger Rd. off
Rehwinkel Rd. P17
Saturday, Feb. 19, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lots
of variety. 34 Ring Tailed Eagles Dr. in
Eagles Ridge, Phase II off Shadeville Hwy.

This is the list forthe shelter animals up for

* Jack Russell.
* Dachshund mix.
* Black Lab.
. German Shepherd, mix.
SBulldog mixes.
SChow mix.

Bulldog mixes.
Chow mixes.
"Lab mix.
Shepherd mixes.

Adult cats and adorable kittens.

Adoption fees include a deposit for spay-
ing or neutering and rabies vaccination.
Come see us at #1 Oak Street, next to
sheriff's office. Shelter Hours: Tues. -
Thurs., 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10
a.m. 4:30 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon.
926-0890. P
Honest Person needed for Sales Posi-
Stion. Send resume to:

Mobile Home-Rent

2 bedroom, quiet trailer park. No pets.
(850)925-6277. P10,17
Move In Today! Small 2BR/1B MH on
private lot, public utilities, $450 per mo.,
$300 security dep. No pets. 926-7337,
leave msg. P17,24

Real Estate-Rent

Weekly Rentals Available, $160 per week.
Panacea Motel, (850)984-5421. BF
Small 2BR/1B cottage, downtown
Crawfordville with washer/dryer. No pets.
1 year lease, $675/mo., $350 dep. 926-
3859. BF
2BR/1B charming cottage 1 block from
bay in Panacea. 1 year lease, no pets.
$600/mo. plus dep. 694-9032. PT3/3
Crawfordville, 3BR/2B, extra nice brick
home, quiet neighborhood, large fenced'
lot, W/D hookups, CHA. $750/mo. plus
dep. 926-6268. BF

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Wildwood Country Club, gated commu-
nity, 3/4 bedroom, 2,500 sq. ft., full brick,
golf course lot, $300,000. Morris E. Tilley,
Licensed Real Estate Broker, 926-5180.
Wildwood Golf Course lot on Country Club
Dr., .75 of an acre, gated, underground
utilities. Nice trees on the 6th green,
$85,000. (850)926-5031. P10,17
In Wakulla County, 135 +/-! All in natural
hardwoods and pines. Located off paved
road in the areaof Wildwood Country Club
and Wakulla Middle School. Just two miles
from Wakulla High School. An excellent
location for potential development. $8,000
per acre, call (850)251-8115. P17,24
The Farm-New Construction: 4BR/3B on
corner lot, 2,182 sq. ft., tile and wood
floors, tray ceiling, $225,000. Must See!
Call for appointment, 556-3665, Bryan
White, Builder. B10,17
For Sale or Rent: 1999 MH on 2 acres in
Wakulla Station, 155 Dorothy Loop. 1,904
sq. ft. with fireplace, $118,000 firm. Call
222-9584,528-1123 or 413-8239. P17,24

'Real Estate-Sale |

Nearly new 1BR/1 B coastal cottage with
loft and wrap-around deck to move to your
land or fishing retreat, sleeps 6, $31,000
negotiable. 925-0373. 817.24


Nad's Enterprises.Mini-Warehouses 6x6
and up. Hwy. 61 across from cemetery.
Anita Townsend. 926-3151 or 926-5419.
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease, 8x10
and 10x12 now available. Come by or call
Wakulla Realty, 926-5084. BF
1,250 sq. ft. Retail Space available in
Lewiswood Center, Woodville, 421-5039.
Commercial Office Space, starting at$290
per month. All utilities included. For de-
tails, call Clara, 926-4511. BF

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County Beautiful

(850) 697-9020 or (850) 556-2336

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Beautiful Townhome Community in the heart of Cranfordville-
New townhomes featuring 2-3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Walking distance to parks, restaurants and shopping. Only minutes to
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Prices starting at $119,990.
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Ochlockonee Bay at the Bridge
Mary Shepard Broker 528-0226
Alice Swartz 228-7256
Donald R. Smith 984-5477
Jacque Eubanks 228-3218
Glenn Eubanks 228-3217
Alicia Crum 984-0292
Jeannie Taylor 697-2350
Jodi Price Vacation Rental Mgr. 984-0171
Beautiful 2BR/2BA home on canal front lot with fenced, in-ground
pool, floating dock, easy access to the gulf and only one block from the
beach and boat ramp. Oversized master bedroom, open floor plan,
fireplace, 2 car carport and much, much more. $425,000. S702M

Call us for your Long Term and Vacation Rentals!
2BR/2B, pool, furnished, dock on canal. $950
2-3BR/2.5B, furnished townhouse w/boat slip on canal. $950
2BR/1B, Surf Rd. $650
2BR/1B, Alligator Point, furnished. $750
^ 4BR/2B, Marina Circle. $1,000 neg.


Page 18-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

Deadline For Homestead Exemption Nears

Wakulla County property own-
ers who miss the Tuesday, March
1 Homestead Exemption dead-
line will regret it when their
county tax bills are mailed in
Property owners have less
than two weeks left to file for
Homestead Exemption and the
other exemptions on their 2005
property taxes,
Those property owners who
fail to meet the deadlines will be
faced with paying taxes on
$25,000 of additional property
values in the fall.
The Homestead Exemption
reduces the assessed value of a
home by $25,000 and the county
tax collector computes the tax bill
based on the lower rate.
A second notice reminder will
be mailed this week to property
owners who have not renewed
their exemptions.
Homestead Exemptions are
renewed every year as long as the
home does not change owner-
ship and remains the primary
residence. In cases where the
house has been sold or the deed
has changed hands, the new
owner must reapply for the ex-
The final deadline to apply for
the Homestead Exemption, the
$500 widow/widower and $5,000
veteran's disability exemption is
Channel 27

Seeks Weather

ABC Newschannel, WTXL
Channel 27 in Tallahassee, is
seeking weather watchers in
Wakulla County. Officials are
looking for a minimum of two
individuals in the county who
would be willing to participate.
Anyone interested may log
onto www.wtxl.com and click on
the Weather Watcher link located
on the bottom left corner of the
page. The chief meteorologist is
Nancy Dignon.



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Tuesday, March 1 at 5 p.m. The
$25,000 senior citizens exemption
on county commission imple-
mented taxes is March 1 at 5 p.m.
Senior citizens have until June 1
to provide the property app-
raiser's office with verification of
Senior citizens must apply for
the exemption every year and the
senior citizen's household must
have an annual income of less

Continued from Page 1
Kessler said the intersection
poses a hazard to motorists-boat-
ers attempting to use the boat
ramp. But board members have
also expressed concerns over a
lack of parking at the ramp.
To address access and parking
concerns, Commissioner Maxie
Lawhon suggested swapping
county property with the St.
Marks National Wildlife Refuge to
create a new boat ramp with park-
ing. The boat ramp, said Lawhon,
would be located away from swift
current and could be safer for
those who want to launch.
Lawhon's suggestion drew ap-
plause from the audience, many
of whom live near the Brothers
Three boat ramp and do not want
activity increasing near their
Wakulla County Administrator
Parrish Barwick told the commis-
sion that the county owns 400
acres in the refuge that could be
used for a swap. Residents told
board members that they did not
want trees cut down while one
area landowner told the board
that he did not want the Broth-
ers Three ramp closed.
Lawhon said he would pursue
the land swap idea. Commission-
ers voted 4-1 to approve the clear-
ing of understory. Commissioner
Henry Vause voted in the minor-
In other matters in front of the

than $22,693 while meeting the
residency requirements. There are
no -automatic renewals for the
senior citizen exemption, said
Kilgore. The exemption does not
include taxes implemented by
the school board, City of St. Marks
or the Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
The property appraiser's office
has received a number of renewal
cards back in the mail as unde-

Wakulla County Commission
Monday, Feb. 7:
The board will hold a work-
shop to consider appointing a
volunteer Citizens Committee for
Infrastructure Development. The
meeting will be held Tuesday,
Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. Ron Piasecki.
volunteered to chair the commit-
The board agreed to partici-
pate in a water quality conference
with Leon County and Tallahas-
see officials in an effort to ad-
dress pollution in North Florida.
The conference will be held in
Commissioner Howard Kess-
ler asked the commission to pay
for travel expenses to a recent
conference. The motion did not
receive a second and Commis-
sioner Ed Brimner asked Kessler
not to bring the matter up for
discussion again. The. commis-
sion has shot down Kessler's re-
quest several times.

liverable. Anyone expecting an
exemption notice who did not
receive one should contact Kil-
gore's office at 926-3271.
Exemption renewals may be
taken care of at Kilgore's office
in the Wakulla County Court-
house or by mail. However, indi-
viduals must apply for their ex-
emptions in person the first time
they apply.
Kilgore reminds senior citizens
who apply for the new exemp-
tion to bring proof of income
when they apply.

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