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UNIVERSITY OF FL. LIBRARY
P.O. BOX 117001
GAINESVILLE, FL 32611
Blanchard Gets Extension
See age 13
MSBU Settlement Reached
See Page 22
Schools Open Aug. 14
See Page 9
Our 111th Year, 32nd Issue
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century
County'Hopeful' For Sprayfield Changes
By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
Of The Wakulla News
After the City of Tallahas-
see's unexpected withdrawal
of its application to continue
operating its sewage sprayfield,
the groups that had filed chal-
lenges to the permit began to
discuss their legal strategy.
Wakulla County has a pend-
ing case at the state Division
of Administrative Hearings
against Tallahassee, which
claims that the city's sprayfield
is a source of contamination at
Wakulla Springs. Also challeng-
ing the permit application are
the Florida Wildlife Federation
and Attorney General Charlie
Wakulla County Attorney
Ron Mowrey said the DOAH
case will be dismissed when
the city withdraws its permit
application, but said county
commissioners indicated they
want Tallahassee to have more
stringent requirements when
it refiles its application in six
months or so.
County Commissioner Ed
Brimner said the issue is
"cleaner water" and "a better
"I; don't think there's any
way that they can make major
changes overnight," Brimner
said. "But we can make them
agree that they won't put cattle
back on there. We can make
them agree that they won't
put additional fertilizer on the
"These are'some of the
things we can ask them'to do,"
Brimner said, "and these are
things that they can do without
15 years in the process."
The city's announcement
on Friday, Aug. 4, came as a
surprise to members of the
Friends of Wakulla Springs,
who have sought for years to
get the city to accept that the
sprayfield is one reason for
the recent degradation of the
"Unfortunately, for the past
two years, they've been in
denial that this is a problem,"
said Friends board member
Jack Leppert. "And that's made
it exceedingly difficult to enter
into a meaningful dialogue
Leppert said he was "hope-
ful" that the city would opt for
that would perhaps get away
from the sprayfield concept
Of the city refiling its permit
application in six months, Lep-
pert said he didn't know why
they would need more than
six weeks and speculated that
it was an attempt to wait until
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Is No Easy Task
thunderstorms have been a frequent occurrence this summer,
P picture Perfe often bringing dangerous lightning and hail. But sights such
A beautiful rainbow appears to arch perfectly across this cluster as this one remind us that inclement weather also can create
of homes near the water in Shell Point. Afternoon showers and natural masterpieces. (Photo by Jim McGil1)
Crouch Hits Ground Running At WHS
SBy IRA SCHOFFEL school," Crouch said without a
Of The Wakulla News hint of hesitation.
Mike Crouch has no interest Crouch later conceded that
in waiting to make his mark on he might be wrong; the, high
Wakulla High School. school might lift its current D
The first-year principal al- grade to an A.
ready has enacted a tougher at- If Crouch sounds like an
tendance policy, requiring docu- administrator with lofty goals,
mentation after three absences then he has accomplished his
during a six-week period. mission.
He has notified staff that "I'm always optimistic," said
they must enforce a fairly strict Crouch, a former college track
dress code. And he will tell athlete who radiates energy.
anyone who will listen of his "These are the best kids in the,
urgent plans to improve the world. There's no reason why
school's grade from the state we shouldn't be able to have
department of education, success with that." '
"We are going to be a B Please turn to Page 17
State wildlife officers are
investigating allegations that
children attacked a group of
manatees in the Sopchoppy
River and beat the animals
The state Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission re-
ceived a call on Monday, Aug.
7, that a witness had seen one
child or several children hitting
a group of manatees with sticks
at Sopchoppy's Myron Hodge
City Park, according to FWC Lt.
The matter is under investi-
gation, Lt. Schremser said.
Manatees are an endangered
species protected under state
and federal law. State law
makes it a misdemeanor to
harass a manatee, punishable
by a maximum fine of $500 and
60 days in jail. Federal punish-
ments include a fine of up to
$50,000 and a year in prison.
Name: Mike Crouch
Position: Wakulla High Principal
Married: 28 years to Bobbie Jo Crouch,
a sixth generation native of Sopchoppy. A
Children: Ryan, a University of Florida
graduate; Logan, a Florida State University
graduate; Kaitlin, a sophomore at Florida
State. "We have a split family. Ryan and I
are Gators. Bobby Jo and Logan and Kait-
lin are Seminoles," Crouch said.
Education: Bachelor's degree. University of Central
Florida; Master's degree, Florida A&M University.
Philosophy: "I've been a lifelong learner. I'm always curi-
ous about anything and everything."
natees Struck By Youths
Sopchoppy Manatees Reportedly Were Abused
The state can pursue pros- stick might make.
ecution under federal law in Recent wounding of mana-
cases of extreme harassment tees appear white in the water
resulting in injury or death to because of the layers of fat
a manatee. covering the animals, said Ja-
A group of seven to eight nette Thompson of HuManatee
manatees were seen in the shal- and T-n-T Canoe Rental on the
lows around the boardwalk by a Wakulla River. On closer inspec-
reporter after the incident was tion, or out of the water, the
reported. Several of the mana- wounding would be pinkish.
tees had white marks on their Propeller injuries would be
hide consistent with a mark a more of a red color.
Should Wakulla County hire
seven professional firefighters
to staff the three busiest sta-
Should the county increase
the pay for ambulance service
staff to compete with the wages
offered by other counties?
County commissioners saw .
the value iti those expendi-
tires in the budget, presented
to them at a workshop on
Thursday, Aug. 3, but they also
appeared to want to keep the
village at last year's rate of
With the cost of those proj-
ects and others submitted by
county department heads, the
board faces a deficit of more
than $450,000 when it meets
with constitutional officers at
a workshop on Aug. 15.
The easy way out is for the
board to cut the contingency
fund, interim County Admin-
istrator Joe Blanchard said.
But Blanchard recommended
Against that, noting that the
contingency fund of some
$270,000 won't last long if
the county is hit by a natural
The county has set its tenta-
tive millage at 9.0 mills, but
the budget committee bal-
anced a draft budget at 8.25
mills which represents a 10
percent increase in actual rev-
enues because of the increase
in property values.
"This budget is very lean,"
Blanchard told commissioners
of the proposed $21 million
budget. "There is no wiggle
In preliminary work, the
county's budget committee had
included $100,000 in stipends
for volunteer firefighters, but
cut a request for $325,000 to pay
a supervisor and six firefighters.
The money for salaries would
have to come from county
general revenue and not the
Municipal Services Benefit Unit
so that the firefighters could
respond to medical calls. (MSBU
dollars cannot be spent on
ambulance service after a court
decision that found the tax was
The pay would call for $17
an hour for the fire chief, and
$13.50 an hour for the firefight-
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Plant Still On Table
By KEITH BLACKMAR
Of The Wakulla News
One work day before Wakul-
la County Attorney Ron MRw-
rey and attorney Nancy Linnan
were scheduled to discuss the
Wakulla Springs Bottled Wa-
ter project in the Shadeville
community, attorney Mowrey
canceled the mediation.
Linnan said her clients, D.P.
and Ruth High and Sidney Gray,
were scheduled to discuss the
potential water pumping proj-
ect with county staff on Mon-
day, Aug. 7, along with mediator
However, Mowrey said me-
diation was not the proper way
for the project to be discussed.
He added that mediation is
used when litigation is threat-
ened and is a confidential
Linnan said the Highs and
Gray do not want to sue the
county and want the develop-
ment process to be open to the
"Concerns were raised about'
the process," said Mowrey.
"'What were we going to medi-
The county attorney said the
water project application could
be filed again or Gray and the
Highs could discuss the plan
with Wakulla County Com-
munity Development Director
"A better approach is to can-
cel the mediation," said Mow-
rey. "Even after mediation, they
would still have to come back
to the board. The issue was re-
solved (last year with a denial).
There is nothing to mediate."
Commissioners, Linnan and
attorney James Allison DeFoor
II, representing the Highs and
the project, agreed to meet in
a workshop format to discuss
the new plan which calls for
less water to be extracted from
Northwest Florida Water
Management District officials
will consider the permit to
extract 70,900 gallons of water
per day at a hearing Thursday,
Commissioner Maxie Law-
hon rejected the workshop
idea and added that citizens are
going to be lined up on both
sides of the emotional issue. "I
don't think a workshop will ac-
complish a thing," he said.
But board members decided
to put the workshop idea on
the Aug. 21 meeting agenda to
see if enough want to discuss
the matter and what format
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Church Page 4
Comment & Opinion.Pagi 2
Crossword Puzzle......Page 20
People Pge 6
School Page 9
Sheriff's Report..........Page 19
Sports .Page 12
Week in Wakulla..........Page 15
Page 2-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006
Comment and Opinion
Established In Wakulla County In 1895
Families With Deep Roots Are Losing
Editor, The News: /f ,
SI had the good fortune to
Jbuy a lot in a platted subdivi-
sion at Shell Point in the early
1970s. We built a house and
had long looked forward to .
retirement and the opportunity
to enjoy this special place. That
time has finally arrived. So h'as
change of another, and less-
Awelcomed nature, arrived.
, My driveway is about 50
feet from two lots that are now
3the subject of a rezoning ap-
3plication. In Wakulla County,
'that might not be too' unusual
'except these two lots are right
.n the middle of a platted Letters
single-family subdivision. I had
:heard the rumors that these sion when zonih
two lots had been purchased adopted, and this' wa
.and plans were to demolish those legacies of whi
the existing structures and re- most proud. You cou
build multi-family, with the county as to
I told neighbors there was and zoning require
)io need to worry as we were .buy and invest in a he
-zoned as a single-family the assurance of futu
neighborhood. In fact, I had and tranquility in a sin
been on the county commis- ily neighborhood.
iShows WHS Pride
Editor, The News: Stewart of the WHS
On Tuesday, Aug. 4, almost was, recruited as a
140 Wakulla High School taker and played his
,NJROTC students and five tremely well. Randy
WHS teachers gave up a day of WHS assistant prince:
'their summer to participate in on site from 7:30 in th
,the emergency services train- ing until 10:00 that i
,ing at Wakulla High. This was responded very profe
-no small service as the school and had to make ma
:was not accessible by anyone decisions to keep the
,other than those participating safe. Even though th
:and all branches of emergency simulation of an emer
.services. Students and teachers those involved pe
:were subjected to being taken above expectations a
:hostage, and realistic emergen- us all proud of Waki
.cies ensued for six hours. The School.
'fire alarm blared for 30 min- I want to thank t
:utes, the air conditioning was dents, their families t
ioff for along time. and stu- ers and all the wor1
.dents came face to face with made the day such
;armed (a-iid loaded with Thanks, thc heir ha
:blanks) gunmen and mock Wakulla County is sa:
fires, and our community
Ms. Johnson, Ms. Musgrove. know we have great v
'Ms. Odiorne and Ms. Smith, all and service workers t
:WHS teachers, had four groups extremely hard .to n
:of students each and all four lla the et le
,were highly complemented by kulla he bes place t
:the leaders of the exercise for Mik
:their responses and'care of the Wakulla Hig
:students 'during the day. Lt.
is one of
ich I was
Lis was a
Not sol Things have changed
neighborhoods are fair game,
and the applicant does not
even have to inform the neigh-
boring property owners di-
rectly unless you live immedi-
ately adjacent to the subject
property. Be out of town for an
extended period, miss The
Wakulla News, and when you'
return you could be living in a
I called the county's direc-
tor of planning to inquire as
to how this application could
even have been accepted. To
me, it appeared it should have'
been rejected on its face. I was
told the staff was reviewing it
and would make a recommen-
dation. I stated that surely
there would be recommenda-
tion against the proposal. I was
told there were some ,factors
that needed to be looked at
and it was apparent the deci-
sion was up for debate. Fortu-
nately, I do not have to specu-
late as to the recommendation,
as staff will make their view
known to the Planning Com-
mission on Aug. 14, 2006. It is
my hope the recommendation
will follow universally ac-
cepted practices regarding zon-.
ing and single-family neighbor-
hoods. I state "practices" be-
cause it-is apparent the ordi-
nance has been changed re-
garding notice and I am not
sure what else has changed.
My conversations with the
few planning commissioners I
have been able to reach or who
have returned my calls indicate
they have little basis in prac-
tice or law that is currently
leading them to believe this
would be unacceptable.
However, they have. not,
seen any technical review ma-
terial as this is not given to
,them until Friday before the,
hearing on Tuesday. Not much
time to go out and look at the
properties being considered. In
fact, one planning commis-
sioner told me by phone. they
were uncertain about zoning
and had been led to believe
the comprehensive land use
designation was the important:
document and zoning was not,
I hope my anxiety about
these kinds of applications is
needless and the planning
commission,and county com-
mission will act in the interest
of the community and not the
However, I have been given
the opportunity to review
other rezoning applications in
our county and find that rezon-
ing efforts in neighborhoods
zoned single-family.are not
that unusual. Riversink Subdi-
vision, north of Crawfordville,
is a good example. Pixie Circle
not only was zoned single-fam-
ily, but the restrictive cov-
enants adopted at the time the
subdivision was platted, re-
stricted the lots to single-fam-
ily structures. Yet an applica-
tion for a used car lot was sent
through the system,
Finally, I was born in this
county and my parents and
grandparents lived and worked
here before me. I care what
kind of community we become
and was active as a county
commissioner to work for
things that protected our en-
vironment, protected our
neighborhoods and hopefully
made the process of govern-
ment orderly and predictable.
I have been, a board member
for the Friends of Wakulla
Springs for almost 10 years and
have worked with people there
who have so passionately tried
'to protect this wonder of the
;But, I must confess, I have
been willing, to sit back and let
others fight the battles before
our county government and I
have noticed that most of
those fighting do not have gen-
erational roots as I do. Cer-
tainly, my voice should be no
more important than anyone
else, but those of us who have
this heritage need to speak
out. I have watched Commis-
sioner Kessler become iso-
lated. vilified and ignored by
this commission and while I
don't always agree with him,
he is the one sure voice for the
What is happening is that
usually people who have
adopted Wakulla as home are
speaking because those of us
who have these-deep roots
don't. I can't believe there are
not others like me who have
loved this place through the
heritage of our families who
are not concerned also. We are
losing control of our local gov-
ernment. They work for usl We
need to get involved. My ox
has been goredl Not the way I
wanted to spend retirement,
but looks as though it is nec-
My wife and I will have to
miss both the planning com-
mission meeting on Aug. 14,
and the county commission
meeting on Sept. 5. If you care
about your neighborhood, I
hope you will try to be there.
Support Of Cameron
Book Drive Appreciated
Editor, The News:
The Wakulla Democratic
Executive Committee wishes
to thank everyone who has
donated so generously to the
effort to collect books for the
libraries of Cameron, LA. Dev-
astated by Hurricane Rita,
Cameron lost 95 percent of its
homes, three schools and its
A year later, re-building and
recovery are slowly taking
place. DEC President Jeff Dykes
'remarked the bi-partisan na-
ture of this project, noting that
the need is bi-partisan. "In di-
sasters of-this magnitude,
we're all just Americans, not
Democrats or Republicans," he
Here in Wakulla County, the
citizenry came together to col-
lect books for Cameron's
schools and libraries, anod it
has been a wonderful effort.
Thousands of items have been
collected, and will soon be
Without the generous help
of Laura Gentry, owner of Tat-
tered Pages Bookstore, this
book drive could not have suc-
ceeded. Gentry provided a con-
venient drop-point for dona-
tions at her business for over
a month. She has provided a
great service to both commu-
nities, as well as promoted the
event tirelessly. Her kindness
is deeply appreciated by all
who have worked with her on
Special thanks to Library
Director Doug Jones, who gra-
'ciously provided storage room
for the books as they were
donated. The Friends of the.
Library also donated gener-
ouslyto the book drive. Jones
explained that library support-
ers in Wakulla County felt it
was a great opportunity to
reach out to another coastal
community who suffered
losses that could have easily
been our own.
As preparations to transport
the donations to Louisiana are
being made, a savings account
remains open at Wakulla Bank.
Monetary donations can be
made there, and all proceeds
will go directly to the libraries
For further information,
please call Verna Brock (421-
3730 or 606-26-76.)
Editor, The News:
There are approximately 12
property owners and their fam-
ily members who use Arran
Road before it turns into For-
:est Road 365 to access their
SI understood that Arran
SRoad was to be paved/repaved.
About four miles of Arran was
.paved, then a 1.9 mile section
o of Forest Road 13. They did not
pave the last four-tenths of a
mile of Arran Road.
I was told that it costs about
$190,000 to pave one mile. No
one uses either side of the .9
mile strip of Forest Road 13 to
get to their property. It cost the
.$361,000 to repave that section.
The taxpayers could have
saved $285,000 if the section
of Forest Road 13 had not been
paved and the last portion of
Arran Road had been paved!
The Forest Service recently
gave the county a check for
about $187,000. Let's use a little
of that money to pave the last
section of Arran Road. The last
four-tenths of a mile of Arran.
Road,before it turns into For-
est Road 365, is used by prop-
erty owners.. hunters, nature
enthusiasts, bicyclists, the For-
est Service and taxpayers as an
alternative route to Sopchoppy.
I guess the county finally
decided to fund an activity for
our teenagers! The 1.9 mile
section of Forest Road 13 is
used as a drag strip. I thought
yoih only needed one-quarter
mile to get from 0 to 60 mph.
We, the taxpayers, can really
feel good about ourselves be-
cause we just spent about
$361,000 to repave the local
drag strip for our teenagers.
It Was Joyful Experience
Editor, The News:
As the winner of the Winn-
Dixie Crawfordville ATV/Jet
Ski Sweepstakes, we would like
to thank store director Maurice
Burgess (known as Mr. B.) and
assistant store manager Ralph
A story in the July 27 edition
of The Wakulla News on candi-
dates qualifying gave the wrong
name for Democratic candidate
for property appraiser Donnie
Sparkman will challenge in-
terim Republican property ap-
praiser Anne Ahrendt in the No-
vember general election.
We regret the error.
and all of the other employees
who were so helpful. They had
to pull by hand both vehicles
from the back of the store out-
side to the front, because they
would not fit through the front
door, and also helped load the
I Everyone was so helpful
with all of the details and we
do very much appreciate every-
thing that everyone did to
make this a very joyful experi-
ence. We are so glad to have
Winn-Dixie here in Crawford-
ville. We also would like to
thank Owen and Karen Bellamy
of Bellamy's Outdoor Sports
Inc. for handling all of the pa-
Sandra and Ed Tyer
Are A Job 'Well Done'
Editor, The News: has recommended budget cuts
It will come as no surprise or increases. The result of their
when I say that the citizens of deliberations was a well laid-
Wakulla County have been out presentation of the pro-
critical of our county commis- posed budget for Wakulla
sioners and other county offi- County for the next fiscal year.
cials of late. We perceive a lack At this enlightening meet-
of sound management prac- ing computers and projection
tices and efficient processes, cameras delineated the pro-
and as a result have been vo- posed budget. The Clerk of
ciferous with our criticisms. Court's staff gave a detailed
However, there is also a presentation (despite a few
time to give praise for a job expected computer glitches for
"well done" when our officials the first time use of this sys-
step up and deliver. tem) that was light years ahead
On Aug, 3,. I attended the of anything I have seen used
first "Budget Workshop" for by the Board of County Com-
next year's county budget, missioners in the past.
I attended all of the budget Acting Administrator Joe
.workshops last year and was Blanchard led the discussion of
not really looking forward to the budget request, and by his
another rambling, uristruc- comments it was obvious he
tured meeting, which failed to played a major role in this re-
provide the information neces- view and analysis process.
sary to make fiscally'respon- e clerks
sible budgetary decisions. I spoke ith the clerks staff
S Much to my pleasant sur- and Joe Blanchard and told
prise, the meeting was con- them how greatly improved
ducted in the most profes- the process was I suggested
that for the'next workshop
sional manner of any meeting pnth d coieof the budget
I have attended in Wakulla printed copies of the budget
I have attended in Wakulla
County during the past five requests could be made avail-
able, along with a copy of the
years. countywebsite. The clerk's of-
,First, much credit should be I The c s
givento Commissiers Ed fice indicated that this was al-
given to Commissioners Ed r i t w ,
Brimner and Dr. Howard ready in the works. Kudosl
Kessler. These commissioners However, where were the
Kessler, These comcitizens of W akulla County?
took a leadership role after the citizens of Wakulla county?
"Budt Fiasco of 2005," and Outside of.a couple of can-
"Budget didates for county commis-
formed the "Wakulla County d cu c
Budget and Finance Commit- sioner, there were pitifully few
Budget and Finance Commit- c i attendance.
tee." One of their most laud- citizens in attendance.
able moves was to include the During the past year, we
Clerk of Court and staff as part have lamented that the county
of the process. must improve its accountabil-
Throughout this past year, ity and fiscal management
the Budget and Finance Coin- practices. Yet when workshops
mittee has been meeting on a. are offered, with the opportu-
regular basis (public invited) to. nity for citizens to come and
discuss county finances. They be heard-where are they?
have met with all county de- Here's our c hance-let's par-
partments and.,have analyzed tcipate.
their respective budget ie- The next workshop is.on
quests for the upcoming fiscal 'Aug. 15 at 6p.m. 7,- .* :
year; See you there.
SWhere appropriate, the Bud- Ron Piasecki
n ,,A w;imnanr rn-mmittop Shell Point
InAn Election Year
Editor, The News:
Truth decay! A letter to the
editor in the Aug. 3 Wakulla
News reads "the same people,
with the possibility of one or
two new additions, are show-
ing up." The author of the let-
ter is referring to the Citizens
to be Heard portion of the
county commission meetings.
A review of the minutes
from the April, May and June
2006 county commission meet-
ings reveals more than 25 dif-
ferent speakers recorded. That
sounds like more than a hand-
ful to me. The board minutes
reflect these different people
spoke about 35 different con-
True, some of the people
spoke at'more than one meet-
ing and some spoke about
more than one concern. The
truth of the matter is many
people have concerns about
our county government and,
are willing to speak out about
Truth decay is always more
widespread during an election
year and, I imagine, thisis the
first of many articles we will
see and hear about over the
next four months.
It is common knowledge
that the current "gang of four"
on the BOCC, the realtors,
bankers and developers, have
one concern-that of the "sta-
tus quo." It is also common
Knowledge, as reported in the
government ordered Visioning
,Survey, that the majority of
Wakulla County citizens have
different goals for our county.
Bankers have a "truth in
lending law" they must follow.
Wouldn't it be nice if our civic
and political leaders followed
a "truth in leading law?"
Tbe Iafkulla pebgtt
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Paving Teen Drag Strip
Cost County $361,000
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006-Page 3-
Dictatorships Are Organized, But Freedom's Mess Is Preferable
Editor, The News:
Reference is made'to Mrs.
Gaupin's letter of August 2,
2006, relative to Wakulla County
Commission meetings assert-
ing that, "...only a handful of
people continually interrupted
the meetings." It definitely is
not true that commission
meetings are continually inter-
rupted. Webster's New Colle-
giate Dictionary defines inter-
rupt: "1: to stop or hinder by
breaking in, 2: to break the
uniformity or continuity of-vi:
to break in upon an action: esp:
to break in with questions or
remarks while another is
SIt appears Mrs. Gaupin de-
fines interruption as the situa-
tion when a Wakulla citizen
use his/her allocated time to
petition or voice an opinion to
our local government that she
and certain commissioners dis-
agree with. Mr. and Mrs.
Gaupin have voiced opinions
at commission meetings that I
diametrically disagree with;
however, I do not consider this
to be disruptive, it is their Con-
stitutional right to do so no
matter what I think. Mrs.
Gaupin should remember that
if my Constitutional right is
taken away from me,to peti-
tion or voice opinions to my
government that she disagrees
with, it is reasonable to be-
lieve, that after some future
local election and some re-
alignment of our county com-
mission, her Constitutional
right to petition or voice opin-
ions to her government that I
disagree with could be denied
her. This would be most hei-
Mrs. Gaupin is also critical
of "...ones complaining about
the commissioners taking
away their freedom of speech
by not allowing them to voice
their comments on almost ev-
ery issue...." In this county all
citizens have a Constitutional
right to make objections to and
comment on anything before
county boards, and that right
is not limited such that a citi-
zen may make only a certain
tiumbei Cofobjeccions'and comn-
Iments, That is'what' democracy
is about. Dictatorships a-e' not
as disorderly and are more or-
ganized;.but, I prefer the messy
freedom granted to me by our
Thanks are extended to
"Maxie, Henry, Briafi and Ed",
by Mrs. Gaupin as well as her
"greatest compliments to the
commissioners who voted
to..move the Citizens to be
Heard to the end of the meet-
ings." She seems to be infer-
ring that some of us are com-
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In The Hews
plaining that by this action the
commissioners are taking
away our freedom.
For the record, I am pleased
that the Citizens to be Heard
was moved to the end of the
commission meetings. What
Mrs. Gaupin expediently omits,
and what I and others object
to, is the commission's desire
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to prohibit the televising of the
Citizens to be Heard portion of
the meeting, which obviously
is a violation of Florida's Sun-
shine Law. Florida's Attorney
General's Opinion Number
AGO 91-28, April 28, 1991 and
Florida 2d DCA 2002 (Pinellas
County School Board v. Suncam,
Inc., 829 SO. 2d 989) found that
the prohibition of unobtrusive
videotaping of public meetings
violated the Sunshine Law.
Mrs. Gaupin also talks
about who represents all of the
citizens. This is what we have
elections for in a democracy.
Dr. Kessler was elected by and
represents a majority of the
citizens in Wakulla County,
until a future election tells us
Victor W. Lambou
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Brandon J. Brogdon
Brandon James Brogdon, 27,
of Wewahitchka, died Monday,
June 27, in Chattanooga, TN. He
was born in Wewahitchka and
was a lifelong resident. He
worked as an ironworker.
In accordance with his
wishes memorialization will
be by cremation. A memorial
service was held on July 7 at
Glad Tiding Assembly of God
Church in Wewahitchka.
He is survived by his father,
Ellis Doyle Brogdon Sr., of
Wewahitchka; his mother,-
Dianne Brogdon of Port St. Joe;
three brothers, Ellis Doyle
Brogdon Jr., of Vidor, Ellis
Bryan Brogdon and Joe Russell
of Wewahitchka; two sisters,
his twin, Brandi Brogdon, and
Tammy Sasser, both of.
Wewahitchka; his grandfather,
Jimmy James of Port St. Joe;
two aunts, Elaine C. Fitzgerald
of Georgetown, S.C., and Anne
L. Estes of Crawfordville; and
two nephews Ellis Bryan (Bubba)
Brogdon Jr., and Ethan Baily
Brogdon of Wewahitchka.
The Comforter Funeral Home,
Wewahitchka Branch Chapel,
was in charge of the arrange-
James K. Greene
James Kenneth "Skinner"
Greene, 91, of Crawfordville,
died Saturday, Aug. 5 in Craw-
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Harvey-
Young Funeral Home in Craw-
fordville with burial at Whid-
don Lake Cemetery.
A retired worker for the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation, he was of the Bap-
Survivors include his wife of
68 years, Cora Morris Greene
of Crawfordville; a sister, Hilda
Stewart of Crawfordville; and
several nieces and nephews.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.
Grace C. Lockman
Grace Close Lockman, 93, of
Tallahassee died Friday, Aug. 4.
A service of remembrance
will be held at 9 a.m..Saturday,
Aug. 12 on the banks of the
Ochlockonee River in Sop-
choppy. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch-
es, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch,
A native of Norman, OK, she
attended the University of,
Oklahoma where she met and
married Moss Lockman, her
husband of 63 years. They lived
in Seffner for 45 years and were
active members of Seffner Pres-
byterian Church; She was a sec-
retary at Seffner Elementary
School and enjoyed her work
and children. She moved to
Tallahassee in 1998 and joined
Lafayette Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Kathleen Andrews and hus-
band Nelson of Tallahassee; a
son, Tim Lockman of Sparta,
GA; a granddaughter, Liz Am-
sellem and husband Phil; a
grandson, Brian Harrell; three
stepgrandchildren, Lauren Kent
and husband Duane, Jeff An-
drews, and Brian Andrews and
wife Brandi; several nieces and
nephews; and five great-grand-
Students To Buy Supplies
New Vision Deliverance allow each child to spend up
Ministry is sponsoring its 2nd to $60 on his or her back-to-
Annual Back-To-School Shop- school needs. In July 2005, a
ping Spree on Saturday, Aug.. total of 67 children had the
12. 2006.-,Trave Williamsapdr' privilege, to shop,at Wal-Mart
his sd i~fLf'Laeland are the co. as pait of this program. *-;
Sponsors. The event is set for
'1 p.m. at Hudson Park.
New Vision Deliverance
Shopping Spree is a program
designed for underprivileged
children ages 5-16 that attend
Wakulla County schools. They
For additional information
about the Annual Back-To-'
School Shopping Spree, or to
make a charitable donation,
please contact one of the com-
mittee members: Chandra
Glass, 926-50S4. Marilyn Harvey,
962-7893, or Rosaphine Ford.
School Year Is Celebrated
Pioneer Baptist Church in
Crawfordville will host "The
Ultimate Back to School Block
Party" Saturday, Aug. 12 from
6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The
event will feature live music,
St. Nora, Zion Hill and the
Greater Mount Trial Primitive
Baptist Church will conduct a
joint summer revival at Greater
Mount Trial Primitive Baptist
The revival started Aug. 7
and will continue until Friday,
Aug. 11 at 7,p.m. nightly. The
guest speaker will be Elder
Stanley Sims. A joint worship
service will be held Sunday,
Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. at Mount
Trial. The church is located at
1418 Sopchoppy Highway. For
more information, call Elder
Bernard Plummer at 926-4091
or Samuel Hordges.at 926-2779.
games, exhibits, free food and
The Wakulla Sheriff's Office
will have the SWAT team, dive
team, and K-9 unit on display
and will photograph and fin-,
gerprint children for parents to
have in case of emergencies.
The event is free and the
public is encouraged to attend,
The church is located four
miles east of Crawfordville, 300
yards north of the Lower
Bridge Road and Spring Creek
Highway intersection. For more
information, call 926-6161.
Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 am.
Sunday School for all ages -10 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 am.
Wednesday Service-7 p.m.
1584 Old Woodvill Rd.
Pastor Drew Standridge
SRO O I 1 Serving The Area 30 Years!
(850) 984-5279 L.B. Brooks
40- Ton Crane Rental
Fax: (850) 984-5203 Mobile: 251-6594 1532 Coastal Highway, Panacea, FL 32346
Miller Septic Service
Septic Tanks Installed
Drain Field Repair
Weekend Emergency Service ~-
Septic Tanks Cleaned i, _
Brian & Buck Miller /
S Serving Wakulla County for 33 Years'
children, Morgan, Meredith,
Julia, Spencer and Olivia.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Honfe in Tallahassee is
in charge of the arrangements.
Michael E. Nichols
Michael Edward Nichols, 56,
of Tallahassee died Wednes-
day, Aug. 2.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, Aug. 4 at Fairchild
Funeral Home in Tallahassee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
A native of Brooksville, he
had lived in Tallahassee since
1953. He served in the U.S. Air
Force with a tour of Vietnam.'
He was a master auto me-.
chanic, with expertise in Z-cars.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a longtime
friend, Eddie Johnson and wife
Linda; three sisters, Marilyn
Kelley land husband Dick of
Tallahassee, Laci Sanders of
Crawfordville and Beth Nichols
of Hilliard; two brothers, Randy
Nichols and wife Sheila and
Michael Ray Compton and wife
Regina, all of Crawfordville; an
uncle, Cliff Nichols and wife
Jean of Tallahassee; an aunt,
Maggie Crum of Sopchoppy;
seven nieces; and.three neph-
Fairchild Funeral Home in.
Tallahassee was in charge of
Willie Richardson, Jr.
Willie Richardson, Jr., 77, of
Havana, died Tuesday, Aug.,1,
The service was held Satur-
day, Aug. 5 at Hopewell AME
Church in Havana, with burial
at the church cemetery. The
Rev. Matthew Bryant offici-
ated. Friends may sign the guest
register at www.richardson-
A retired laborer, he was a
native' of Havana. I-e was'a
member of Hopewell AME
Church, as wellU Juilge Pall-
Survivors include a sister,
Katie Mae Richardson of Ha-
vana; a devoted friend, Ann
Reed; two sisters-in-law, Queen
Richardson of Quincy and:
Martha Richardson of Havana;
and a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
He was preceded.in death
by seven brothers.
Richardson's Family Funeral
Care in Havana was in charge
of the arrangements.
Patricia B. Walker
Patricia Brazier Walker, 51, of
Zephyrhills died Wednesday,
The funeral service was held
Saturday, July 29 at New River
Methodist Church in Zeph-
yrhills. The Rev. Fred Perkins
officiated. Burial was, held
Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Smith Cha-
pel Cemetery in Ider, AL.
A native of Fort Oglethorpe,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Pastor Brett Templeton
Church ofWakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Worship 9:00 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557
GA, she moved to Zephyrhills
in 1997 from Monticello. She
was a medical receptionist in
the Tallahassee and Monticello
areas and of the Methodist
faith. She lived in Crawfordville
and graduated from Wakulla
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Cassie Davis of Monticello
and Leslie Walker of Zeph-
yrhills; a son, Robert Walker of
Monticello; a granddaughter,
Lindsey Davis of Monticello;
her mother, Bobbie Hoover of
Fort Oglethorpe; her fiance,
Robert Campbell of Zeph-
yrhills; two sisters, Darlene Bra-
zier of Panama City and Renee
Goforth of Fort Oglethorpe; a
brother, Randy Brazier of Craw-
fordville; and an aunt, Sharon
McClendon of Crawfordville.
Whitfield Funeral Home and
Cremation Services was in
charge of the arrangements.
Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
"Come & Worship Wih Us" '
Sunday School................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship............... 11 a.m.
Evening Worship................ 6 p.
Wednesday Service...... 7:30 p.m.
& Youth Scrvice.:.:............. 7 p.m.
R,:., Al R.-,rig.-r 7:30 p.m.
M, '. .-ncc; 7:30 p.m.
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Spirit Wrought. Christian Center
A Word ofFaith Church
SBchedu)e of Services
Sundj,' 11 a.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m. i il
Bible Study 10 a.m.
2263 Curtis Mill Rd.
Sopchoppy, FL 962-3774
Pastor John S,. Dunning
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ANY WATER PROBLEM
1391 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Sunday Activities Wednesday Evening Activities
Continental Breakfast 9:15 a.m. Family Night Supper 5:30 p.m.
Bible Study/Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Children/Youth/Adult Activities 6:45 p.m.
Worship Service 11 a.m.
General Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 a.m. I p.m.
Office 850-926-5152 Fax 850-926-5825 School Office 850-926-5583
Websitc: www.byhisgracc.cc/wsbc .
Crawfordville United Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
UNITEDr Pastor Tony Rosenberger ",me, row With Us
METHODIST 926-7209 w ""
CHURCH Ochlockonee & Arran Road
ci J Sunday School
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"""""" 9.30 a.m.
I Worship 10:30 a.m.
3383 Coastal Hwy. Nursery Provided
Across from Medart Rec Park
wwwv.wakullapres.org Where Heart and Head Find Faith in God
BApiis l ChuRch Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
^1i Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
-- Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
3086 Crawfordville Hwy. WEDNESDAY
(South of the Courthouse)
Church Office: 926-7896 Fellowship Meal 6:00 p.m.
(call for reservations)
www.fbccrawfordville.org Prayer/ Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
or IMPACT (Youth) 7:00 p.m.
(youth) www.crosstraining.org Children's Events 6:30 p.m.
Hwy 319 Medart,
e office 926-5265
Early Worship 8:30 am.
M f Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
D Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Chuc YouthZone Time 4:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Services 7:00 pin.
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.
Sopchoppy Southern Baptist Church
117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy
Sunday School 9:45 AM IAMA Club 5 PM
Morning Worship 11Al Evenung Worshp 6 PM
AWANA starts back
Shady Sea Missionary
47 Shady Sea St.
Sunday School...9:45 a.m.
Pastor: Billy Spence
24 Mission Road, Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears
Church Of Christ
Corer of Winthrop & Byrd St
Sunday. Bible Study............9:30 am.
Evening Worship 5.p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...............7 p.m.
Visitors Are Welcome!
Home Bible Courses available...
please call for details, 962-2213
Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
pastor ftett empleton
Sunday.School 9:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. adult, children & youth 7p.m.
486 Beechwood Drive Crawfordville, FL
(North of the Lower Bridge Road and Spring
Creek Highway intersection)
Rev. Dennis Hall, Pastor
Mass 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10 am.
Father James MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US 98)
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"WHERE EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY IN lS BODY."
SUNDAY SCHOOL.....9:30 A.M.
MORNING W6RSHIP....10:3 A.M.
EYF(ING WORSHIP......... P.M.
PASTOR GARY TUCKER
S Saint Teresa
1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the comer of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Holy Eucharist 8:30 AM
Youth & 'Adults 9:30 AM
Children 10:30 AM
Worship 10:30 AM
Father John Spicer
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006-Page 7
By DOUG JONES
Director, Wakulla County Public Library
Hermy Plant, Livel
Henry Plant, Livel, a por-
trayal of the railroad tycoon
who helped transform 19th
Century Florida from wilder-
ness to winter paradise will be
presented at the Wakulla
County Public Library on
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.
Actor and humanities scholar
Kelly Reynolds will portray
Plant in this one-person show.
The free program is sponsored
by the Florida Humanities
Council and the Friends of the
Dr. Kelly Reynolds is a pro-
fessor in the University of
South Florida English depart-
ment and has been an actor
most of his adult life. His one-
man show is based on the life
and.beliefs of one of our state's
legendary millionaires, Henry
Bradley Plant, and has been
presented from Key West to
Hilton Head, from Savannah to
Dr. Reynolds is also the au-
thor of the newly published
biography from the Florida
History Society Press, Henry
Plant: Pioneer Empire Builder.
Henry Bradley Plant (1819-
1899) was founder of the Plant
System of railroads and steam-
boats. Following the Civil War,
Dancing, dining and a down-
home day in the park are com-
ing up during "A Week of
Wakulla." Events include a
party on Sunday. Aug. 13; din-
ner, discussion and an art auc-
tion at Wakulla Springs on
Wednesday Aug. 16; and a fam-I
ily fun day at Hudson Park on
Saturday, Aug. 19. All events are
sponsored by Concerned Citi-
zens of Wakulla, Inc.
Headliners at the Aug. 13
party are nationally known
writers Diane Roberts and Julie
Hauserman. Musical guests
;include Wakulla's own home-
Sgrown .rock band Radioactive
lMaterial, musician Rick Ott.
and the acoustic super group
Singing Biscuit, which per-
forms an eclectic mix of origi-
nal songs about Florida along
with old-time country and
bluegrass. The party takes
place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at
the American Legion Hall on
Lake Ella in Tallahassee. Tick-
ets are $10,
An array of art will be avail-
able at silent auctions at the
Lake Ella and Wakulla Springs
events. "The art community
has responded more gener-
Sously than we ever would have
dreamed," said Hugh Taylor,
Among the auction offer-
ings are Sal Guastella's "The
Panther of the Future," John
Roberge's "Thetis at Wakulla
Springs," John Wilson's "Good
he purchased many bankrupt
railroad lines throughout the
South. In the 1800s he recon-
structed several small railroads.
in Florida to provide continu-
ous service across the state,
and gave Florida orange grow-
ers quicker and cheaper access
to Northern markets. Tampa,
then a village of a few hundred
inhabitants, was made the ter-
minus of his southern Florida
railroad and also the home
port for a new line of steam-
ships to Havana.
For more information about
the program, please contact
Doug Jones at 926-7415.
Gull," and three of Richard
Stafford's oils of oysters and
pelican. Also in the silent auc-
tion at the Lake Ella event will
be goods and services donated
by Wakulla residents, including
guided canoe trips and yoga
lessons. "Prizes will be given
for the fanciest glove and for
the best lawyer joke,", said Tay-
On Wednesday, Aug. 16, a
buffet dinner will be followed
by the perspectives of attorney
Ross Burnaman and scientist/
activist Victor Lambou. Preced-
ing the dinner will be viola
duets by Pamela Ryan and
Sally Barton of Florida State'
University. The evening will be
topped off by the final bids in
the art auction. The event
starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are
$25 and must be purchased by
Aug. 14. Call Hugh Taylor at
216-1289 for ticket information.
The family fun day in
Hudson Park on Saturday, Aug.
19 features breakfast, a garage
sale, a bake sale and kid-
friendly entertainment. It
starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until.
it gets too hot to be outside.
Proceeds from all three
events will go to the Wakulla
Defense Fund, which was set
up to help pay the legal bills
for three Wakulla citizens who
have been involved in litiga-
tion with N.G. Wade over the
sustainable community in
northeast Wakulla County.
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August ltth 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
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the engagement and upcoming
marriage of their children,
Corey Robison and Stephanie
Prine, both of Crawfordville.
Corey is also the son of the late
The bride-elect graduated
from Wakulla High School in
2001 and is, employed by the
Department of Health in Talla-
hassee. Her fiance is a 1999
graduate of Wakulla High
School and is employed by
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Inc. in Tallahassee.
A Sept. 9 wedding is planned
at St. George Island. The couple
will honeymoon in the Baha-
mas and will reside in Craw-
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each of the 11 volunteer fire departments in presented the fire departments with the masks.
Cleanup Is One Of Major Events
By MARJ LAW
Of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
With September just around
the comer, we at Keep Wakulla
County Beautiful are thinking
about the annual International
Coastal Cleanup to be held on
Saturday, Sept; 161,This is one
of our major events.
We ask for volunteers to
help us rid our coastline and
low-lying areas of trash. Site
captains will be situated at sev-.,
eral locations around Wakulla
County waiting to give our
hundreds of volunteers gloves,,
trash bags, and places to clean.
: We pick up trash not only
at the beach but also along the
roads, ditches, parks, and pub-
*lic areas in our county. We do
this because trash travels.,It is
pushed by the wind into
ditches along our roads. Raims
wash the trash from the
ditches down to the shoreline.
High tides grab the trash from
the shores and pull it into
coastal waters. Trash travels by
wind, rain and tides.
This is why we clean most
o f -w-atRh -1 Co un t -YPTW"'
Coastal Cleanup. Litter from -
roads well inland can make its
way to the shore with normal
weather conditions. However,
during hurricane season, trash
travels much more easily. Even
the smallest Category 1 hurri-
cane can turn most of' our
county into shoreline. Waters
Share pushed into Ochlockonee
Bay, Panacea, Shell Point and
St. Marks. when the waters
recede, litter from all these ar-
eas can end up in the gulf.
While land based sources
account for SO percent of litter
in our oceans. fishing vessels,
recreationalboating and cruise
ships. military vessels, and off-
shore petroleum platforms are
primary sources of water-based'
This trash can cut bare feet
and entangle divers; it can
smother sea grasses and bot-
tom dwelling species. Small
pieces of floating plastic can
be eaten by birds and marine
mammals; fishing line and
nets can entangle them. When
we toss litter' in our waters, it'
doesn't go away. Litter lasts.
Litter can last a very long
time. A paper towel or a ba-
nana peel may decompose in
two to five weeks, but dispos-
able diapers and plastic bottles
can last 450 years. Glass bottles
can last 1 million years in our
Cigarette butts are the most
numerous items by far to be
picked up at the Coastal
Cleanup. Filters can last one to
five years, and are just the right
size to be eaten by marine
birds and mammals where
they can become lodged in
throats and digestive tracts. We
draw attention to this litter
problem with our "Weigh Your
Butts" contest at the cleanup.
Groups, like girl and boy
scouts, pick up butts for Keep
Wakulla County Beautiful cash
SThe; Coastal Cleanup in
Wakulla County is part of the
International Coastal Cleanup,
an Ocean Conservancyproject
which began in 1986,and in-
cludesover 100 countries. We
tally up the different types of
trash ave find, and. send the
data to the Ocean Conser-
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By Anne Estes
Good food, good fun, good
fellowship, that's what you
missed by not attending the
transference of ownership of
The Wakulla News from Stacie
Phillips and Shannon Phillips
Joiner. The animals made from
vegetables and the chocolate
fountain were just two of the
items that were conversation
and food hits.
Other items were simply
good old fashioned fellowship
and, of course, being the time
of the year, politics were a natu-
ral item to be discussed-all
good! Welcome to Ira Schoffel,
the new editor/manager of The
Wakulla News, and Ira, may the
wind be always at your back.
Another exciting happening
to take place at the senior citi-
zens center is the arrival of the
famous Winn-Dixie chef, to
prepare a sumptuous meal free
of charge on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Please arrange your dining
gloves and aprons accordingly.
All this because of Maurice
Burgess, director of our family
store, Winn-Dixie. Thanks,
Weddings are not only beau-
tiful but a happy, emotional
time. However, let me say this,
the wedding of Angie Spears
and Frank Mercer was a happi-
ness only occasion with every-
thing a wedding calls for: a sun-
set on the beach at Hungry
Point, overlooking captivating
Dickerson Bay and the resplen-
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Jett. Mike's music alone is
played to make one happy. The
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handsome, the food outstand-
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both, Angle and Frank.
Needed: Cooperation in
parking at the boat landing in
Panacea. The commercial fish-
ermen, flounderers and sports
fishermen cannot load and
unload their boats for a slight
lack of consideration in tactful
placing of cars. Come on, cus-
tomers at Hook Wreck Henrys,
if the above named fishers can-
not get on the water, how will
they be able to spend a couple
of dollars at the Hook Wreck?
Mike Lafferty just bought an
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Azalea Park 5- 8 p.m.
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All proceeds to benefit repairs for sanctuary
Damaged by Hurricane Dennis
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Jimmy And Grace Langston
Jimmy and Grace Langston
of Smith Creek recently cel-
ebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a dinnerr
hosted by their children at The
Landing restaurant in Panacea.
SThe couple was married July
27, 1956 in Miami. They have
lived in Smith Creek since 1969.
They have a son, Billy Lang-
ston and wife Pam of Smith
Creek; and three daughters,
Ginger Rawlins and husband
Pat and Debbie Whited and
husband Steven, all of Snith
Cieek, and Susan Thomas and
husband Bobby of Tallahassee.
They also have 13 grandchil-
dren and eight great-grandchil-
Christensen Son Is Born
.Sean and Michelle Chris-
tensen of Crawfordville an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Carter Steven Christensen, on
July 16 at Capital Regional:
Medical Center in Tallahassee.
He.weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces
and measured 17 1/4 inches in
'Maternal grandparents are
Tina and John Cummings and
M\like Hoffman, all of Craw-
fordville; Paternal grandparents
are Steven and Cathy Chris-
The Wakulla Welcome Cen-
ter in Panacea will host an art
exhibit of the work of Keith
Padgett from Aug. 11 until Sept.
10. The opening reception for
"Around the Bend" will be held
Friday, Aug. 11 from 5:30 p.m.
until 8:30 p.m.: Vocalist Mimi
Hearn will perform during the
Padgett paints primarily in
oils and his landscapes of the
waterways and swamps of
North Florida are becoming sig-
hature pieces appreciated by
those who understand the
mystical lure of the backwater
Padgett was born and raised
in Perry where he still main-
tains a home and studio. He
also worked and lived in Och-
lockonee Bay. He has estab-
lished a second studio in an
historic building overlooking
the.Mississsippi River in Bur-
Big Bend Hospice will offer an
adult grief support group in.
Crawfordville beginning Aug. 15.
The group will be held every
Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
for six weeks at the Big Bend Hos-
pice office, 2889 Crawfordville
Hwy., Suite C.
The group is free.
For more information, contact
Melanie Lachman at 878-5310,
tensen.of Shell Point.
are John and Elizabeth Cum-
mings of Tallahassee, 'and
Charles Teague and Ruth Tea-
gue, both of Crawfordville.
Cartel joins brother, Spen-
'cer Riley Christensen, age 5.
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By SUSAN HARP
Board Member, CHAT of Wakulla, Inc.
I recently attended a week-
end long Disaster Animal Re-
sponse Team Seminar pre-
sented by Big Bend DART and
the Humane Society of the
United States. The most impor-
tant topic addressed was being,
prepared in the event of an
emergency. With hurricane sea-
son now here, each family
member needs to have a disas-
ter plan which includes your
If you need to evacuate, do
you have carriers and leashes
for each pet? All pets should
wear collars with a current ra-
bies tag and ID tag with owner
Dp you have a photo to help.
identify the pet in case your
pet escapes or gets lost? Do
you have a list of pet-friendly
motels where you could go if
there was an emergency? Do
you know your veterinarian's
name and number?
In case you must evacuate,
have a two week supply of,
food per animal, including
water. If your pet is on" medi-
cation, make sure you have a
two week supply of any medi-
cations with the name of the
medication, dosage, and your
pet's name in case refills are
Familiar toys and blankets
will give comfort to your pet
in a strange place. If. necessary,
take a muzzle. Proof of pet
ownership, including micro-
chip information, if applicable,
and veterinary records should
also be taken if evacuation is
Pets can become disoriented
and may exhibit behavioral
problems when they are not in
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their normal routines. Evacua-
tion to a strange place is a
stressful time for both people
and animals. Having a plan
including emergency contacts
can help ease this stress.
The debacle in New Orleans
last year clearly shows the
need to evacuate people with
companion animals. If evacua-
tion becomes necessary, re-
member to leave no pet be-
Our last three Chip & Dips
were a success. We will have
one every third Saturday
through October. Please bring
your aluminum cans to the
shelter for recycling. Have your
pets spayed/neutered. If you
need some help,.please call the
Wakulla Animal Shelter at 926-
0890 for more information.
Guitar camp students will
present their "Good-bye to;
Summer" concert on Sunday,
Aug. 13, at 3 p.m., at Michelle
Snow School of Music in
Medart. The concert is open to
the public and'free of charge.
It is an outdoor event, so visi-
tors are encouraged to bring a
Participants in the program
include Junior Cantrell, Jessica
Corniels. Tom Nelson, Monica
Thorpe and Jake Sarvis. All are
invited to come and help bid
a; fond farewell to summer
with some good music. For
more information, call, 926-
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Teachers Survive New Training Schools
Summer camp isn't just for
students in Wakulla County.
More than 70 teachers at-
tended three full days of sur-
vival training this past week.
Of course, some of those
teachers were National Board
Certified Teachers and peer
teachers who provided train-
ing, resources and support to
Wakulla County's "new" hires.
The 30+ new teachers were
designated to "tribes" and
wore their new buffs. They
also earned the opportunity to
wear an immunity idol, to "eat
bugs," to conquer reward chal-
lenges, and have opportunities
to earn luxury items;
Superintendent David Miller
said, "It is crucial that our new
teachers have a good feel for
the flavor of Wakulla before
they begin their careers with
Wakulla County Schools. Sur-
vival training is a great way for
them to get started."
During the three days two
teachers, Jen Whaley and Ken
Gambill, were even sent to "ex-
ile island." John Kane and Joe
-Jacobs were safe, though, as
they had immunity necklaces.
However, the training wasn't
just fun and games. The teach-
ers were engaged in sessions
that.included: effective teach-
ing, principles of professional
conduct, accomplished prac-
tices, classroom management,
teaching strategies, lesson
plans, FCAT prep, open house,
the first day of school,
GradeOuick and EdLine train-
ing, a reading.endorsement
presentation and a field trip to
The Landinig in Panacea.
Margy. Callaghan,, a new
Medart teacher, was put on the
spot with a reward challenge
but she came through and told
the group, "I am most looking
forward to meeting my stu-
Jessica Mapes compliment-
ed her colleagues by stating,
"The best part of survival train-
ing was the ideas I have gained."
New Vision Deliverance,
Ministry is sponsoring the sec-
ond annual Back-To-School
Shopping Spree on Saturday,
Aug. 12. The program is for
underprivileged children ages
5 to 16 who attend county
Trave Williams, president
and owner of Williams and Son
Wood Sale and Tree Service in
Lakeland, is co-sponsor of the
The group hopes to take 100
children shopping and allow
each child to spend up to $60
WHS Class W
The Wakulla High School.
Class of 1986 will hold a 20 year
reunion Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
at the Pickin Parlour Park in
Crawfordville. The informal
gathering will include heavy
appetizers, finger foods, ndn-.
alcoholic beverages and mixers.
When asked to describe her als," he said. "Our district real-
first impression of Wakulla izes that effective teachers are
County Schools', Bethany essential to ensure the continu-;
Mathers responded with, "Ex- ous progress of all students."
cellence, commitment, team Jennifer Thaxton, River-
players." springs Middle School Na-
"From teachers to principals tional Board Certified Teacher,
to district staff,, the mantra is coordinated the training for
the same, this group of new Wakulla County teachers. She
teachers has brought a new said, "I am energized by the
level of excitement throughout ideas, enthusiasm and excite-
the county," said Director of HR ment the new teachers bring:
Karen Wells. to our schools. We have ex-,
Superintendent Miller ap- changed ideas and learned
plauded .the enthusiasm and from one another throughout
.excitement. "Our program is the three days."
designed to recognize that During the icebreaker activ-
people new to the district and ity, a group of veteran teach-
in many instances to the teach- ers offered the following ad-
ing profession, need assistance vice to new hires: ask more
and mentoring as they become questions, have a seating
fully accomplished profess'on- chartpay l oover expecta-
tionSl an' be realistic. They also
Be Shopping share a vaety of means for
rcommpnicating with parents.
on back-to-school needs. Last resources available for FCAT
year 67 children were allowed prep, a'nd ,open house proce-
to shop at Wal-Mart. dures. /
The children and chaper- When asked 'What brought
ones will load buses from you to the Wakulla County
Hudson Park at 7:30 a.m. and School District?' a variety of
go to the Crawfordville Wal- responses were given. Most
Mart. After the shopping spree, agreed the most important rea-
the children and families will sons were the reputation of the
return to the park for an after- Wakulla County School Dis-
noon picnic. Williams has ar- trict, the small town feel, the
ranged for the picnic to be ca- family values, the friendly staff
tered at noon. and respectful students.
For more information, call "The Wakulla County orien-
Marilyn Harvey at 962-7893 or station and induction program'
Chandra Glass at 926-5984. does not end with survival
training. Seminars will be of-
ill Rfered throughout the school
.ill Reunite 'year, mentor and peer teacher
beverages and mixers will be support is ongoing, school-
,served. The event is BYOB and based orientations are orga-
the dress is casual. nized and focus is on the ac-
The Music Machine will pro- complished practices of teach-
vide music for dancing and: ers. Retaining quality teachers
entertainment. A video presen- by providing them with the
station will be provided along toolstoensuretheir individual
with an awards ceremony. success is a priority," Karen
.--.. 1- r .....-Ai .... .. Wells concluded.
memory books will be avail-
The, group will lounge on memory uuuwui u
able along with memorabilia
the. outdoor patio and enjoy C along h memorabilia
the sounds of the 1980s The CDand photographs.
occasion will be BYOB and The cost of the event is $45
dress is very casual, per person; $90 per couple or
Ss $25 per person to attend one
SOn Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7p.m., night. The committee includes
the reunion will move to the Michele Abbott Norman, Bren-
Shriners Club in Crawfordville da Carraway Hutto, Vicki Grif-
for a catered, but informal fin Johnson, Vicky Harvey
seated dinner. Dinner will in- Fletcher, Terri Knighton Rob-
clude a choice of beef or inson,KellyPorterDugger,Niki
chicken with side items, bread Miller Perez and Rhonda Crum
and a beverage. Non-alcoholic Plouffe.
Meal Policy Is Announced
The Wakulla County School
District, announced its policy
for free and reduced price
meals for students under the
National School Lunch and
Household size and income
will be used to determine eli-
gibility. Children from families
whose income is at or below
the designated levels may be
eligible for free or reduced
Application forms are being
sent to all homes with a letter
to parents or guardians. To ap-
ply for the free or reduced price
meals, household members
must complete the application
and return it to the school.
A family of two may have
an income of $17,160 annually,
$1,430 monthly or $330 weekly
to be eligible for free meals. For
each additional family member
add $4,420 to the annual in-
come, $369 to the monthly in-
come or $85 to the weekly in-
A family of two can make
up to $24,420 annually, $2,035
monthly and $470 weekly to be
eligible for the reduced price
meal program. For each addi-
tional family member add
$6,290 annually, $525 monthly
or $121 weekly. The price guide-
lines are effective from July 1,
2006 to June 30, 2007.
Anyone interested in re-
viewing the meal policy may
contact Food Service Coordina-
tor Gail'Mathers at 926-0065,
Aug. 14 Aug. 18
Monday: Milk, pizza, whole
kernel: corn, seasoned green
Tuesday: Milk, breaded chic-
ken, whipped potatoes, stea-
med broccoli, biscuit, apple
Wednesday: Milk, spaghetti
& meat sauce, tossed salad,
yeast roll, peach cup.
Thursday: Milk, macaroni,
ham & cheese casserole, green
peas, cornbread, cherry cob-
Friday: Milk, turkey sub sand-
wich, french fries, banana.
On Aug. 14
Wakulla County school stu-
dents will report to the class-
room for the first of 180 school
days on Monday, Aug. 14.
The first day of school will
be an early release day and stu-
dents at Wakulla High School
will be in school from 7:35 a.m.
until noon. The early release
schedule fdr the middle schools
is 7:35 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. El-
ementary school students re-
port at 8:50 a.m. and get out of
school at 1:20 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 15 will be the
first regular school day and stu-
dents will report at 7:35 a.m.
for middle and high school and
at 8:55 a.m. for elementary. The
high school day will close at 2
p.m. while the middle schools
will close at 2:25 p.m. and the
elementary school day will end
at 3:20 p.m.
The growth in the Craw-
fordville area has forced district
Transportation Coordinator Pat
Jones to add three more buses
to the operatirig fleet. The
school year ended in May with
46 buses in use. The district is
starting 2006-2007 with 49
buses. Jones is also seeking
three more bus drivers to fill
out her roster of drivers.
Teachers spent the week of
Aug. 7 during inservice activi-
ties and preplanning. The first
holiday of the school year will
be Labor Day on Monday, Sept.
Parents are reminded to up-
date their children's immuniza-
tions prior to the beginning of
the year. Shots may be ob-
tained through local medical
providers, a family doctor or
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Page 10-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006
August is living up to its them in Tyson Cove at Dog Is-
reputation of being hot. The land. The baits are staying on
mornings aren't bad but once the bottom and most are be-
that sun gets up it gets hot ing caught blind casting.
pretty quickly. Fishing contin- Capt..Joey Hampton caught
ues to be good around the area, and released over 50 trout
and at Lanark Village Mike Monday using pilchards, Reds
Hopkins says it's hard to be- continue to be caught around
Slieve it's so good. the docks using gold spoons,
S Mike said that trout fishing twitch baits and live bait but
S is as good as he's seen for big not many folks are fishing for
trout. Fish the Lanark Reef over them. They're concentrating on
' to Turkey Point Shoals in four the trout.
to nine feet of water with Spanish are still real thick
Sgrubs, the Gulp or live pil- on Dog Island Reef and there
chards. The pilchards were is plenty of bait to keep them
gone but now they're finding there. Ray Gray of Franklin
By GEORGE WEYMOUTH
SWhat an adventure-and I was being paid to do it, too. I was
7 equipped with a small sandwich sized zip lock bag of survival
K items: lighter, whistle, Tylenol, bandaids, Neosporin ointment,
space blanket the size of a cigarette pack, adhesive tape and a
Mini Mag type flashlight; plus a portable radio to contact the
State agency, the Division of Forestry, if I got into a real emer:
agency. I headed into the swamp day after day for nearly two
, months. .
. I also had my Ziess binoculars (my friends call them "knock-
ers"), a writing pad, a watei jug, flagging tape, four to six cans
of tree marking spray paint, and drinking water, all crainmed in
a heavy canvas orange vest. And I wore knee high snake proof
Sboots, a sweatband and around my neck my faithful old com-
*3 pass-a life saver
SAll this was after perhaps a 40 minute drive on sand roads
S from the Tate's Hell State Forest Headquarter office,'shop com-
Splex in Carrabelle. Often I took the well maintained buck sight-
Sing road through the forest heading west, then side roads head-
Sing north usually to an area where the endangered red-cockaded
Woodpecker had been located. Their roosting/nesting trees were
Smy destination, '
I drove these side roads for about a full month before I saw
the first vehicle. That's how desolate or vast the area I was
researching was. I could say pristine, but man had definitely
been there anid, as usual, dramatically altered the whole im-
mense region. Fortunately; the unique red-cockaded had man-
Saged to hang on in parts of this largest of our state forests-over
It was my job ito.fifd the clusters ofeesltey waer.e-.anging
around, repaint a'llig around the.trees with white paint, and
any old trails-if I could find them--withorange paint.-A GPS
really wouldn't have helped that much in getting to these trees
Sas many were in extremely thick stands of-yellow and black titi
scrub, along with other bushes and brush.
The GPS (Global Positioning System) had been used from a
helicopter to locate the tree originally and then, by carefully
studying a blown up aerial photograph. biologists had figured
a path of least resistance to the cluster of trees. They'd marked
the path with blue dotted survey ribbon or flagging tape.
Now, years later, like an Indian (I felt) I had to relocate the
faintest hint of a trail and follow it. Often I might find a frag-
ment of the tape after logging operations and fires had swept
through. Sometimes only a cleanly cut bush indicated I was
still on the trail. Often I had to' scout around and leave orange,
ribbons hanging from the tops of saplings so as hot to lose the
trail I'd been marking, and be able.to return to it.
If, while scouting, I had not been able to find my way back to
the marked trail, I'd have had to use the compass to get back to
a road, and that would mean plowing through perhaps a half
mile or so of titi and other brush, wade swamps, etc. Had this
ever happened. I likelywould have spent the night in the swamp,
for even with the radio no one probably would have been able
to reach me till the following morning. I would have survived,
but there would have been some very concerned fellow state
But I paced myself and managed to never lose control of the
situation, in trying to do my job. Yet I did walk up on a number'
of cottonmouths, found bee hives on the backside of the trees I
was marking, stood on fire ant mounds while trying to spray
the trees, etc. But I didn't bump into a female black bear with
her cubs' (though I've seen about eight or 10 bears in the last
three months while driving in Tate's Hell) nor get attacked by a
nesting female gator while wading across ditches, nor bump
into a hornets' nest, or, even worse, a yellow jackets,' for I'd
have been at their mercy as you cannot run through titi.
In the process, though, of repainting about 240 trees in 40
some clusters I did observe dozens of red-cockadeds, many at
their nesting trees; Considering that these birds are federally
listed as an endangered species, I felt honored to observe them
and assist in their preservation. Next week I'll discuss the red-
cockaded woodpecker in detail. '
In order to determine where
manatees are gathering in Wakulla
area waters, boaters.are encouraged
to read the Manatee Watch weekly
and take care in areas where mana-
tees are sighted.
Friday, August 4 .
8:30 a.m. One adult at lower bridge, Wakulla River.
Saturday, August 5
11 a.m. Three adults and a baby at the powerlines, Wakulla River.
Sunday, August 6
10:30 a.m. One adult and a baby at upper bridge, Wakulla. River.
5 p.m. One adult and a baby at Mysterious Waters, Wakulla River.
Monday, August 7
12:30 p.m. Six adults at St. Marks Powder Park, Wakulla River.
2 p.m. Two adults and a baby at lower bridge; four adults at St, Marks
Powder Park; and one adult and a baby at Mysterious Waters.
6 p.m. Seven adults at Sopchoppy City Park boardwalk, Sopchoppy River.
Tuesday, August 8
From 12:20 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. One adult going up to lower bridge and
heading back down river, Wakulla River.
To report the harassment, injury or death of a manatee, call the 24-hour
manatee hotline at (888) 404-3922 or *FWCC For more information con-
cerning manatees, call HuManatee at 925-6412.
From The Dock
9' : By CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL
County was out there on Sun-
day and said the bull sharks
and, tarpon moved in and
started feeding on the Spanish
and for about 30 minutes it
was like nothing he had ever
Quite a few cobia and kings
were caught over the weekend
and Fred Whaley and party
from Columbus, GA came in
with a nice box of gag grouper
and a big king. They were fish-
ing in about 60 feet of water
Typically, you would see as
many as 100 boats fishing out
of Lanark but Mike said on a
good day there may be 15.
Now's the time to head that
way if you don't like fishing in
By NANCY GEORGE
Gardeners are becoming in-
creasingly more adventurous
while using quite" ordinary
plants. The lure of ornamental
grass is strong, and considered
to be highly architectural. Like
threads in embroidery, their
leaves produce a living texture.
Their rounded outlines form a
gentle silhouette that allows
the eye to flow over until the
gentlest breeze sends a whis-
per of refreshing sight to the
Ornamental grasses offer a
pallet of colors that range from
yellow and cream to gray, blue
and brown and, of course, all
shades of green. Foliage can be.
equally diverse with variegated
patterns ofhorizontal' or. verti-
^rBTtigesI 001 2 In aRm.rsal
r Feiahe'ry plumes orf seed
Sheds ,catch' the! mornilig 'and
evening light, which adds a
warm beauty. Plant them as a
specimen to provide a striking
contrast or create a focal point.
Many grasses can be used as,
an accent or backdrop for other
plants, while planting in mass
creates an evocative space with
repetition and rhythm. Punch
,up the drama with evergreen
conifers or structural plants
like yucca, cordyline or aloe.
What to Buy/Plant- Explore
grasses' which may appealto
you such as Mexican feather,
heavy metal switch grass, foun-
tain, purple love, variegated
ribbon, zebra, muhly, miscanthus
(known as maiden grass) and
carex, also called sedge. Other
plants that can create the same
effect are flax, bamboo, rushes
and reeds, dianella, iris and lily.
usually do not require pruning
during the growing season, but
certain varieties will benefit
from an occasional crewcut to
promote new growth, espe-
cially in early spring. Others
will only require the removal
of old flower stalks.
As' we find ourselves at the
end of the growing season,
keep plants looking trim and
tidy. Cut water sprouts and
suckers from trees and remem-
ber to use sterilized tools
Give roses a midsummer
pruning. Take semi-hardwood
cuttings of shrubs whose
stems.are staring to getwoody.
SFeilizing: In keeping with
the increasing overall aware-
ness of environmental issues.
we must make choices in fer-
Scott at Jerry's Bait and
Tackle said July was the best
month on record for him and
he wants to thank all of his
customers. Right now he said
it's slow and not many people
are fishing either due to school
starting, price of gas or the
heat. Those who did go did
Kevin Tanner fished with
Duane Alberti at the mouth of
the St.'Marks River with live
shrimp and they caught six
nice. reds' and kept two. This
was Kevin's first red but I'll bet
it won't be the last.
Jim Crosby and Carl Stubbs
fished around Wakulla Beach
with jigs and shrimp and
caught two reds, two flounder
and a 23 inch trout. Rudy
utilizing practices that limit fer-
tilizer misuse. Not all fertiliz-
ers are alike when it comes,to
Environmental impact, so I'd
like to suggest some alterna-
Look for organic tontain-
ing a 100 percent mineral base,
with no fillers, and ingredients
like fish bone or blood meal,
kelp, and earthworm castings.
Use low number ratios such as
3-9-6. r6 make your own nutri-
ent-rich soil supplements by
composting. An inch of com-
post added to your garden
each year is often all you need
to maintain healthy soil.
Compost components con-
sist of food wastes you would
otherwise throw in the trash.
Nutrient rich householdcitems
includee coffee grounds, which,'
4ovide nitrogen, and egg-
shells, which provide calcium.,.
Remember to omit meats and
Most importantly, ton't
wait until plants are in need;
keep plants green with slow-
release organic fertilizers that
nourish as they decompose. If
your plants do lack good green
leaf color, give them a quick
boost of a liquid organic fertil-
Edibles: Plan your fall gar-
den, start seeds in peat pots
for transplanting later. Con-
tinue harvesting tomatoes,
peppers and eggplant.
Pests: Continue to control
weeds by cultivating and
mulching. Use biological con-
trols as much as possible. In-
secticidal' soaps or horticul-
tural oils should be applied
only where the pests are lo-
cated.. Check roses for. pests
and disease, check sago palms
for scale, look for large num-
bers of moths and chewed
grass blades (which are signs
of sod webworms in lawns).
Look for powdery mildew on
dogwoods; spray with a fungi-
For Fun :Plant an evening
garden to enjoy at the erid of
the day. Night blooming flow-
ers will bring beauty and a
sweet scent through open win-
dows.this fall. Check out your
local nursery for night bloom-
ing jasmine, Cestrum not-
turnum, sweet peeper bush,
Clethra, and Virginia sweet-
spire known as Itea. Look for
seeds of moonflower, ipomoea
alba, and Nicotiana alata. Plant
in beds or containers in loca-
tions where they'll be most en-
Ruling and Ken Glover fished
the east flats with live shrimp
and caught reds, blues and
trout. This was also Rudy's first
Keith Corbin was in about
,20 feet of 'water trolling a
Mann's Stretch 18 and caught
a 36 inch cobia, and Tim and
Nancy Gordon,fished out of
Carrabelle with live pinfish
and caught two 12 pound grou-
Ed McIntyre, one of my
neighbors at Shell Point, built
beautiful row boat and with
the price of gas he says he's
been using it quite a bit. Be-
sides good exercise and being
economical, he can get into
some really shallow water. Yes-
terday he was fishing around-
Live Oak Island and hooked
what he thought was a good
fish. As it turned out, it was
the biggest trout he had ever
caught. It was 25 1/2 inches
and weighed 5 pounds.
Remember to take plenty of
water with you and don't
overdo it in the heat. Leave
that float plan with someone
and be careful out there. Good
luck and good fishing!
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St. Marks River Entrance
Date High Low High Low Hic
Thu 3.6 ft. 1.3 ft. 4.5 ft. -0.3 ft.
Aug 10, 06 4:01 AM 9:21 AM 3:26 PM 10:15 PM
Fri 3.7 ft. 0.9 ft. 4.3 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 11, 06 4:29 AM 10:06 AM 4:15 PM 10:48 PM
Sat 3.8 ft. 0.6 ft. 4.1 ft. 0.5 ft.
Aug 12, 06 4:55 AM 10:53 AM 5:05 PM 11:19 PM
Sun 3.8 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.6 ft, 1.1 ft.
Aug 13, 06 5:21 AM 11:43 AM 5:58 PM 11:49 PM
Mon 3.9 ft. 0.4 ft. 3.2 ft.
Aug 14, 06 5:47 AM 12:38 PM 6:59 PM
Tue 1.5 ft. 3.8 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.7 ft
Aug 15, 06 12:18 AM 6:16 AM 1:44 PM 8:17
Wed 1.9 ft. 3.7 ft. 0.6 ft. 2.5 ft
Aug 16, 06 12:48 AM 6:52 AM 3:10 PM 10:09
Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay
Date High Low High Low 'Hi
Thu 2.7 ft. 0.9 ft. 3.3 ft. '-0.2 ft.
Aug 10, 06 3:53 AM 9:32 AM 3:18 PM 10:26 PM
Fri 2.8 ft. 0.7 ft. 3.3 ft. 0.0 ft.
Aug 11, 06 4:21 AM 10:17 AM 4:07 PM 10:59 PM
Sat 2.8 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.4 ft.
Aug 12, 06 4:47 AM 11:04 AM 4:57 PM 11:30 PM
Sun 2.9 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.7 ft. 0.8 ft.
Aug 13, 06 5:1.3 AM 11:54 AM 5:50 PM 12:00 AM?
Mon 2.9 ft. .0.3 ft. 2.4 ft.
Aug 14, 06 5:39 AM 12:49 PM 6:51 PM
Tue 1.1 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.0 f
'Aug 15 06' 12:29 AM 6:08 AM 1:55 PM 8:09
Wed 1 4 t 2 8t 04 t4 1 9 t
Aug 16, 06 12:59 AM 6:44 AM 3:21 PM, 10:0
Thursday Friday Saturday Sund
Major 12:40 am 1:45 am 2:40 am 3:30a
Activity 1:10 pm 2:10 pm '3:05 pm 3:55
Minor 6:55am 7:55 am 8:50 am 9:45
Activity 7:20 pm 8:25 pm: 9:20 pm 10:10
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Aug. 10 Aug. 16
City of St. Marks
Date High Low. High Low High
Thu 3.4 ft. 1.2 ft. 4.2 ft. -0.3 ft.
Aug 10, 06 4:37 AM 10:25 AM 4:02 PM 11:19 PM
Fri 3.4ft. 0.8 ft. 4.0 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 11,06 5:05 AM 11:10 AM 4:51 PM 11:52 PM
Sat 3.5 ft. 0.6 ft. 3.8 ft.
Aug 12, 06 5:31 AM 11.:57 AM 5:41 PM
Sun 0.5 ft 3.6 ft: 0.4.ft. 3.4 ft.
Aug 13, 06 12:23:AM ,5:57 AM 12:47 PM 6:34 PM
Mon 1.0 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.4 ft. 2.9 ft.
Aug 14, 06 12:53 AM 6:23 AM 1:42 PM 7:35 PM
Tue 1.4 ft. 3.6 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.5 ft.
Aug 15, 06 1:22 AM 6:52 AM 2:48 PM 8:53 PM
Wed 1.8 ft. 3.5 ft. 0.6 ft. 2.3 ft.
Aug 16, 06 1:52 AM 7:28 AM 4:14 PM 10:45 PM
St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.
Date High' Low High Low H gh
Thu 2.8 ft. 1.2 ft. 3.5 ft. -0.3 ft.
Aug 10, 06 3:45 AM 9:00 AM 3:10 PM 9:54 PM-
Fri 2.9 ft: 0.9 ft. 3.4 ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 11, 06 4:13 AM' 9:45AM 3:59 PM 10:27 PM
Sat 2.9 ft. '0.6 ft. 3.2 ft. 0.5 ft.
Aug 12, 06 4:39 AM 10:32 AM4 -19 PM 10 58 PM
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pm 4:50 pm 5:50 pm 6:45 pm
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For tides at the following points
add to Dog Island Listings: Carrabelle
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1 Hr., 13 Min.
1 Hr., 36 Min.
1 Hr., 26 Min.
Shell Point, Spring Creek
Date High Low High Low High
Thu 3.7 ft. 1.4 ft. 4.6ft. -0.4ft.
Aug 10, 06 3:58 AM 9:18 AM 3:23 PM 10:12 PM
Fri 3.8 ft. 1.0ft. 4.4ft. 0.1 ft.
Aug 11, 06 4:26 AM 10:03 AM 4:12 PM 10:45 PM
Sat 3.8 ft. 0.7 ft. 4.1 ft. 0.6 ft.
Aug 12, 06 4:52 AM 10:50 AM 5:02 PM 11:16 PM
Sun 3.9 ft. 0.5 ft. 3.7 ft. 1.1 ft.
Aug 13, 06 5:18 AM 11:40 AM '5:55'PM 11:46 PM
Mon 3.9ft. : 0.5 ft, 3.2 ft.
Aug 14, 06 5:44 AM 12:35 PM 6:56 PM
Tue 1.6 ft. 3.9;ft. 0.6 ft. 2.8 ft.
Aug 15, 06 12:15 AM 6:13 AM 1:41 PM 8:14 PM
Wed ': 2.1 ft. 3.8 ft. 0.7 ft. 2.5 ft.
Aug 16, 06 12:45 AM 6:49 AM 3:07 PM 10:06 PM
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Thu 2.7ft. 1.7 ft. 3.6ft. -0.0 ft.
Aug_10, 06 4:55 AM 8:23 AM 2:45 PM 9:46 PM
Fri 2.6 ft. 1.4 ft. 3.4 ft. 0.3 ft.'
Aug 11,06 5:05 AM 9:13 AM 3:47 PM 10:17 PM
Sat 2.7 ft. 1.1.ft. 3.1 ft. 0.8 ft.
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Carolyn Treadon sends us
this report from Flotilla 12.
Flotilla 12 welcomes our
newest member, Tom Zikol
Tom was sworn in at our meet-
ing Saturday night and has
jumped in with both feet! Tom
and Chuck Hickman have been
a force to be reckoned with
when it comes to our commu-
nications. They have been
working out in the hot sun to
replace our damaged cable pnd
make sure that we comply with
the Coast Guard motto, "Sem-
per Paratus (Always Prepared)"
when in the communication
Also an event at our meet-
ing'was the award of the op-
erational wreath to Carolyn
Treadon for her new facility,
"The Ddc B." This brings our
"fleet" up to six facilities. As
some may know, this is a tri-
umph for us as we have been
docked on some occasions due
to lack of an operational facil-
One boater was grateful for
the presence of the auxiliary,
on Saturday. Our, coxswain,
Mark Rosen, with Steve Hults
and Bob Surdakowski as crew,
came upon a 17 foot boat with
a broken outboard motor. The
boat was assisted to the docks
at the fort. Their success is due
to the ongoing training we
complete when out on the
To keep all of our skills
sharp, we are holding a train-
ing day on Saturday, Aug. 19.
If you are out in the rivers, you
may spot us practicing our per-
son in the water, towing evo-
lutions and other skills that
make sure we are able to as-
sist others successfully!
To help out others on the
water, we are holding one fi-
nal Basic Navigation class on
Aug. 26. The one day class will
teach boaters how to plot a
course using a chart and avoid
danger areas in the event that
electronic equipment fails.
Anyone interested in partici-
pating should contact Mark
Rosen at 850-906-9933.
Since an article appeared in
an area newspaper recently, we
have had a couple of people
. BBoating Emergencies
Coast Guard Station
Panama City 1 (850) 234-4228
SCoast Guard Station
Yankeetown ........1 (352) 447-6900
'Coast Guard Auxiliary
St. Marks (Flotilla 12)' 1 (850) 906-0540
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) 1 (850) 926-2606
Tim Ashley, Carolyn Treadon At New Facility
ask us about a Coast Guard
initiative called "Rescue 21."
To address the limitations
of a current communications
system, the National Distress
anti Response System (NDRS),
the Coast Guard has imple-
mented a recapitalization pro-
gram entitled Rescue 21. When
finished, Rescue 21 will replace
a wide range of aging, obsolete
radio communications equip-
ment to include:
Consoles at all Coast
Guard activities, sectors, sta-
tions, and Marine Safety Of-
fices (about 270 facilities);
All remote transeiver sites
(antenna towers), as well as
the network connecting them
to the facilities above;
Approximately 3,000 por-
Outfit Coast Guard small
boats with robust and up-
graded communications suite.
The Rescue 21 program is
being done by General Dynam-
ics, the company that bought
Motorola in January 2001. The
first area to get coverage was
up on the eastern shore in
Maryland. The system was ac-
cepted for this area last Decem-
Some of the system was
activated for the New Orleans
area after Katrina and then
work was started on the Gulf
Coast. As many of you know,
we are special. The Intercoastal
waterway starts in Boston and
flows 3,000 miles on the coast,
all the way to the Rio Grand
in Texas. The only gap in the
Intercoastal is 100 miles south
.(Yankeetown) and 50 miles
.east (St. George-Dog Island) of
' .The water is not deep enough,
close to shore, to. support the
boating traffic; When the sys-
tem is implemented;there will.
still be some areas in
Apalachee Bay that will not be
covered. The "high towers" at
Shell Point and Cape San Bias
will. transmit up to 25 miles
but, because of the shape of
the coast, this range is signifi-
cantly reduced close to land.
This is referred to as LRIP (low
range initial production) by the
Rescue 21 system.
No new equipment is needed
for you to benefit from Rescue
21. The.Coast Guard will con-
tinue responding to distress
calls from marine-band radios,
to cell phones, flares, lights;'
and flags. However, you can
help us improve response time
by using a marine-band radio
equipped with digital selective
calling (DSC). If properly regis-
tered with a Maritime Mobile
Service Identity (MMSI) num-
ber and interfaced with GPS,
the DSC radio signal transmits
vital vessel information, posi-
tion, and nature of distress (if
entered) at the push of a but-
In. an emergency, one push
of a button and your DSC ra-
dio will send an automated
digital distress alert containing
your MMSI number and posi-
tion to other DSC-equipped
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respbnders if they receive the
MMSI code. Be sure to have the
following items handy when
completing the applications.
1. Up to two emergency con-
tact names as well as the home
and'work or cell phone num-
bers of each.
2. Any vessel wireless tele-
phone or cell phone. numbers
used on board.
3. Vessel documentation or
state registration number.
4. If applicable, you may
also include an EPIRB ID Code.
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ber, please include your mem-
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staff meeting at 6 p.m., with a
meeting and covered dish sup-
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The Wakulla County School
Board recently received a state
Special Recognition Award for
its outstanding support of the
Special Olympics in the county.
Accepting the award for the
county in Orlando was Dr.
Irene Savary, Director of Excep-
tional Student Education and
Only six exceptional educa-
tional students competed in
the program in 2000 and more
than 60 students competed in
Honor School Board
The school board provides
support through financial and
personnel resources. Dr. Sav-
ary's Exceptional Student Edu-
cation office funds transporta-
tion and competition costs for
the students .who compete
along with funds for supplies,
registration fees, sports equip-
ment, and uniforms. The total
costs were more than $7,000
last school year. District-funded
staff member Ashley Anderson
organizes the Special Olympics
"To support our exceptional
students in this arena of Spe-
cial Olympics is important,"
said Superintendent David
Miller. "It's heartwarming to
see the turnout of participants
and supporters every spring
when we hold the district tri-
als at Wakulla High School. The
laughter and cheers from that
day and from all the year-round
competitions make all this sup-
Wilhelmina Morrison And Bubba Dempsey
Gridiron Club Feeds
The Wakulla High School approach of supporting the
ridiron Club has been busy players academically through-
tiice May making sure that out the entire year.
coach Scott Klees' first season On July 31, Gridiron Club
as head coach is a success. The parents and coaches worked
group has been involved in with the Panhandle Area Edu-,
fundraisers, tutoring, camps cation Risk Management Con-
and clinics, monitoring sum- sortium in providing breakfast,
iner school, individual counsel- lunch and an afternoon snack
ing and daily conditioning. for more than 400 panhandle
S"The team has attended bus drivers from 10 school dis-
skills camps, lineman camps tricts at the annual safety train-
and team camps this summer ing program.
as well as daily conditioning Wakulla County served as
nd weightlifting," said Coach' host for the event which was
ees. The coach has taken an used as a fundraiser for the
Help Prepare Food
"It is exciting to work side-
by-side with parents, coaches
and community members on
behalf of the football team,"
said, GAdiron Club President
Larry Taylor. "The funds raised
will support the needs of our
team including meals, transpor-
tation and spirit packs."
The club has developed a
web site to update the commu-
nity of football activities. It can
be found at www.wakulla
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Mil er, Savary And The School Board Members
Fall Sports Registration Opens
The WakullaCounty. Parks
and Recreation Department
will host fall sports registration
saturday, Aug. 19 and Saturday,
Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon
at the recreation park in Med-
SThe age determining date
for all sports except girls soft-
ball is Sept. 1. The age date for
softball is Jan. 1.
'* Flag football will be of-
trerd to players in three age
visions, age 0 and 7; age S and
7th In Golf
Wakulla War Eagle golfer
Cody Sapp finished seventh in
te Junior RE/MAX World Long
Irive Championship 'held out-
ide Fort Worth, TX July 13
trough July 15.
Despite an illness, Sapp beat
4iany of the 36 golfers entered
i0 the age 16 to 18 bracket. The
best distance for the sopho-
more was 383 yards while the
winning 18 year old hit the ball
411 yards in the finals. The best
shot by the winner during the
competition was a record 431
The competition was held at
Trophy Club Country Club; a
golf course designed by legend-
ary golfer Ben Hogan.
The Wakulla High School
soccer booster club is seeking
parents willing to volunteer
during the 2006-2007 boy's soc-
cer season. A meeting will be
held at Coach Bob Wallace's
Room 304 at WHS on Thursday,
Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.
For more information, call
John Reich at 926-5970.
9; and age 10 and 11. The cost
of the league is $35 per child.
A player must be at least age 6
by Sept. 1 to participate.
Flag football cheerleading
will be offered for children ages
6 to 8. The cost is $35 per child
and participants must be at
least age 6 by Sept. 1 to partici-
Tackle football will be of-
fered in two divisions. Pee WeI ,
Division football will be o-
fered to players ages 9 to 11.
The weight limit is 75 pounds
to 126 pounds. Linemen may
weigh up to.140 pounds.
SThe Junior Division is
open to players ages 12 to 14
with a weight limit of 126 to
146 pounds.. Linemen, may
weigh up to 160 pounds. The
cost for tackle football is $75
per child and a copy of the
player's birth certificate is re-
STackle football cheerlead-
ing will be open to youths ages
9 to 11 in the Pee Wee Division
and age 12 to 14 in the Junior
Division. The cost is $35 .per
child which includes a T-shirt
and pom poms. A copy, of the
child's birth certificate is re-
SGirls fast pitch softball is
open to players age 16 and
younger;.age 12 and under; and
age 10 and younger. The regis-
tration fee is $55.and a copy of
Sthe player's birth certificate is
Participants must provide
proof of health insurance dur-
ing registration or they may
purchase a policy from the
county for $7.50. For more in-
,formation, call the parks and
recreation department at 926-
Anyone interested in coach-
ing is encouraged to contact
the department. All volunteer
coaches are required to be sub-
jected to a Florida Department
of Law Enforcement criminal
history background check to
ensure the safety of the youth
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Wakulla High's football season is right around
the corner, and we've got you covered.
On Thursday, August 24, The Wakulla News
will publish a special section
to salute the 2006 War Eagles .
Inside that section, you will find:
TEAM PHOTOS ...
SEASON PREVIEW ARTICLES...
and much, much more.
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pick up a copy of this special August 24 edition.
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to promote your local business --
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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006-Page 13
Blanchard Is Given Contract Extension ca v
Interim Wakulla County
Administrator Joe Blanchard
will not be retiring as soon as
he had planned. On Monday,
Aug. 7, county commissioners
approved the extension of
Blanchard's contract through
All of the commissioners
expressed praise for the work
done by Blanchard since his
appointment in May. The
former emergency manage-
ment director was thrust into
the position after former ad-
ministrator Parrish Barwick
was asked to resign by the
board during a controversial
special meeting held in early
On Monday, Commissioner
Ed Brimner asked board mem-
bers to consider keeping Blan-
chard on through the 2007 leg-
islative session to create a bet-
ter transition for the new
"Joe has done a superb job
taking on this interim posi-
tion," said Brimner. Brimner
added that having Blanchard
on board until the first quarter
of 2007 will, allow the board to
finish, work on the new bud-
get in September and allow the
new administrator to slowly
jtimp into the post.
.The spring months offer a
better transition time for the
county's top staff member to
take the job, said Brimner.
Commissioner Brian Lang-
ston agreed, "He has proven
himself to me," said Langston,
who ,added that the spirit of
cooperation between the coun-
ty commissioner's office and
the clerk of the court's office
has never been better.
Resident Luther Council ap-
plauded the effort of Blanchard
but added that a number of
individuals have applied for,
the post. Delaying the admin-
istrative decision until the,
spring is not fair to the candi-
dates, he added.
"The application process has
closed," added resident Larry
Roberts. "People applied in
good faith. They thought the,
job was open."
S Commissioner Howard Kess-
ler agreed with Council and
FobeEts, "The.whole, zdeia vaa i
to fill the position." he said.
"We have an obligation to fill
it and get on with a permanent
SBoard members agreed to
continue, the hiring process by
putting together an interview
committee with a board mem-
ber. Brain Langston, and repre-
sentatives picked by the other
The names of the interview
, committee members selected
by the board will be announc-
ed at the Aug. 21 board meet-
Okay, you're ready to buy or
sell. You're smart so you know
you need an agent. What kind of
questions should you ask prospec-
tive agents? If selling, ask how
the price would be established.
You may request a Comparative
Market Analysis (CMA), which
show's the market value of simi-
lar homes in the area that are for
sale or have recently sold. Also,
'ask how your property would be
u3: ~ i t
How about communication?
Ask how often you should expect
to hear from him or her. Know
how and when you will commu-
nicate to avoid unrealistic ex-
pectations. Pay attention to the
agent's 'listening skills. There's
nothing worse than looking at
houses you have no interest in
because the agent has not lis-
tened carefully to your needs or
having your home on the market
too long because the wrong buy-
ers are being targeted. Finally,
ask the agent about fee struc-
If you are unsatisfied with pro-.
spective plans or personalities,
thank them for taking the time
to meet with you, and repeat
the process. It's time-consum-
ing, but it's worthwhile to find
the right agent. Or, do it the
easy way and just call me for
any of your real estate needs.
Broker Associate, RE/MAX Professionals
ing, and commissioners hope
to have recommendations of
candidates for final interviews
during the fall.
The board also agreed to
give Blanchard a $6,000 pay
increase to bring his salary to
$66,000, or the amount the
board was paying Barwick at
the time of his resignation.
Blanchard said the county
has received 27 applications for
the position. He conduded that,
he had originally hoped to re-
tire by the end of 2006, but is
happy to stay with the county
until the early spring.
In other matters in front of
the Wakulla County Commis-
sion Monday; Aug. 7:
ed the first meeting with the
new policy of not broadcasting
the Citizens to be Heard sec-
tion of the meetings. A few resi-,
dents spoke during the meet-
ing-ending segment, including
three who spoke about not
being on television. .
Commissioner Howard Kess-
ler asked the board to consider
broadcasting the blacked-out
section' of the meeting,,but his
request carried no support.
Kessler stated that blacking
out the Citizens to be Heard
portion of the meeting creates
a hardship on residents who
are handicapped and can't
come to meetings. Residents at
home like to hear what their
fellow citizens have to say, said
Chairman Maxie Lawhon
told Kessler he would not take
any public comment on the
matter unless a motion'was'on
the floor. Kessler made a mo-
tion to reinstate the television
broadcast during the blacked-
out segment but failed to re-
ceive a second to his motion.
Commissioner Brimner orig-
inally voted in the minority
with Kessler to oppose the
blacking out of the citizens sec-
Our July 2006
IMLS. (850) 926-
tion. But Brimner said bringing
up issues that have already
been voted on requires a mo-
tion from a member of the pre-
vailing side of the vote.
Kessler should not have
made a motion since he was
not on the prevailing side dur-
ing the July vote, Brimner said.
"Constantly bringing (items)
back creates disorder on the
Resident Victor Lambou told
the board they had no right to
censor portions of the meeting
and require Comcast to shut
down the camera. However,
Wakulla County Attorney Ron
Mowrey said residents taping
public meetings and Comcast
publicly broadcasting the meet-
ings are two different issues,
Resident Glen Wade said
moving citizens to the end of
the meeting discourages pub-
lic input and requires residents
to wait as many as five or six
hours before being allowed to
speak to the board on non-'
Virginia Brock said many
residents want to 'hear what
their neighbors are saying at
board meetings and they can
no longer do it without com-
ing to the board chambers.
Commissioner Maxie Law-
hon responded that a small
group of residents used the
televised portion of the meet-
ing to "grandstand" and "show-
boat" while attempting to be
confrontational with commis-
Commissioners held a
workshop to discuss the county
purchasing policies. Commis-
sioner Kessler asked Blanchard,
Clerk.Brent Thurmond and
other members of the budget
and finance committee to de-
velop new.language for an up-
dated purchasing ordinance.
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Continued from Page 1
after city elections.
"Personally, I'm hopeful that
the mayor will be sincerely look-
ing at a range of options leading
to real solutions," Leppert said.
"Not just political solutions, but
solutions to the water quality
Friends President Della
Parker Hanson said she was
surprised but pleased with the
city's announcement. She noted
that studies showed that water
from the sprayfield was reach-
ing Wakulla Springs in a matter
of days, not months or years as
some had predicted because, of
the slow speed of groundwater
in other locations.
Tallahassee Mayor. John
Marks was asked at the Friday
press conference if the with-
drawal of the permit application
was a concession that the legal
challenges had merit. Marks
answered: "No, no, we're con-
ceding that we need to take a
look. What we know now, we
need to go forward and just-
move forward in it."
City Manager Anita Favors
Thompson acknowledged that
it would be "disingenuous" to
move forward with the applica-
tion. "We need to just step up
and do the right thing," Favors
The withdrawal of the ap-
plication was prompted by the
preliminary findings of a study
being conducted by the U.S.
Geological Survey that'showed
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a link between high nitrogen
levels at Wakulla Springs and
the city's sewage sprayfield off
Mayor Marks noted that
the study showed ground-
water moving faster toward
the springs than had been
An earlier study conducted
by geologists Tim Hazlett and
Todd Kincaid showed through a
dye trace that there was a direct
link between the city sprayfield
and Wakulla Springs.
Within the Woodville Karst,
the swiss cheese-like area of
sand and limestone located
roughly from the Tallahassee
airport south through Wakulla
County, there is not a layer
of clay to protect the aquifer,
Sinkholes are open portals to
The city's sprayfield was
developed in the 1980s as a
way to use treated wastewater
to irrigate a hay crop, grown
to feed cattle on the farm. The
facility won numerous awards
in the past for its innovative
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Correct the "D" Rating at Imakulla High.
Create Strategic school growth plans.
Bring back meaningful Iocational Training
Recruit qualified teachers and enhance career development.
Schedule School Board neighborhoodforums.
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To The Following Merchants and
Individuals For Your Contributions
The WakullA County 4-J1,Target Smashers Club held their annual
' fundraiser .lul) :I5' hosted b'.lTbhe..W\aJulJaAlu-kher.Ck.lub;,.\e .\ would like- u::
to extend our gratitude ti our community) 'supporters, \\ ho1' without them ..
we could not hae such a successful event.
With the funds raised the club will be able to purchase much needed
equipment for our 4-H'year. Our fundraisers help to send 4-Her's to
Shooting Sports events and Shooting Sports camps as well. 4-H Target
Smashers meets every other Monday beginning on August 14 at 6:30 pm
at the extension office in the arena. Any interested youth should plan to
attend the August 14 at 6:30 pm membership meeting with their parents.
Come and join the fun. Hope to see you there.
The Wakulla Archery Club Wakulla Dance Academy
VFW Post #4538 Circle J'S
Cooking With Grace The Thrift Store
SWakulla Bank Mike's Marine Supply '
Gulf State Community Bank Kevin's Sporting Goods
Kathy Slaughter Petty's B.P
The Landing Bellamy's Outdoor Sports, Inc.
Ameris Advance Auto Parts
ES.U. Credit Union Tobacco Barn
Capital City Bank Goodfella's Pizza
Harrison Bail Bonds El Jalisco
Murrays Floor Covering L.L.C. Forgotten Coast,
The Carpet Shop Myra Jean's
Southern Flooring & Design, Inc. Tan Lines
'Sam's Club Gourds & Gophers
B&B Steel Avon
Premier Cleaners Just Fruits & Exotics
RMS Marine Supply The Barber Shoppe
Poey's Steam Room Badcock Furniture
Super Suds Coastal Consignment Furniture
Fun Station Lindy's,
CiCi's Pizza Sun Shack II Tanning Salon
Smokey Bones BBQ Proctor GM Cadillac Hummer
T.G.I. Friday Publix
Ace Hardware Michele Eddy
Wakulla Sod & Nursery Triangle Pawn
Dry Cleaners Express Auto Trim & Design
Sassy Sue's Melanie Weltman Rascal Auto Sales
The Wakulla News Crum's Mini Mall
Tattered Pages Wakulla County 4-H
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WEEK IN WAKULLA
Thursday, August 10, 2006
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek in Panacea at noon.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets at the senior center at 11:15 a.m.
"ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION," a two-day continuing educa-
tion course for licensed builders, will be held at the extension office from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday. Aug. 11. Cost for all day, both days is
$225. Lunch is provided. To register, contact Extension Agent Dale Bennett at
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES will be held at Riversprings and
Wakulla Middle from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and at Wakulla High School from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m.
PARENTING CLASS will be held at the health department from 9 to 11 a.m. The
topic will be baby safety and infant CPR.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at 12 noon. Candidates for political
offices will speak.
ST. MARKS CITY COMMISSION meets at city hall in St. Marks at 7:30 p.m.
SOCCER BOOSTER CLUB will meet in Coach Bob Wallace's room 304 at Wakulla
High School at 8 p.m. The group needs volunteers for boy's soccer season.
WOMEN OF THE MOOSE meet at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 11, 2006
ART EXHIBIT OPENING, "Around the Bend," featuring oils by Keith Padgett, will
be held at the Wakulla Welcome Center in Panacea from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Vocalist Mimi Hearn will perform during the reception.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOTS will be offered at the health department from 8 a.m.
to noon. No appointment is necessary, but immunization records are needed.
(Also Monday, Aug. 14)
ELEMENTARY.SCHOOL AND PRE-K OPEN HOUSES will be held at Crawfordville,
Medart and Shadeville elementary schools from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and at the
Pre-K programs at WEC and Sopchoppy from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
PICKIN' 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m.
to noon. (Also on Tuesdays.)
Saturday, August 12. 2006
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at Ameris Bank in Crawfordville at 10 a.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING, for underprivileged children 5 to 16 years who
attend county schools, will be held with children and chaperones leaving
Hudson Park at 7:30 a.m. to go to the Crawfordville Wal-Mart,
OLD JAIL MUSEUM will be open selling thrift shop and historical society items
to benefit renovation of the museum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Sunday, August 13,,2006
END OF SUMMERCONCERT, featuring guitar students of Michelle Snow, wil be
held at Michelle Snow School of Musicin Medart at 3 p.m.
Monday, August 14, 2006
BACK TO SCHOOL for students of Wakulla Public Schools.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOTS will be offered at the health department from 8 a.m.
CHRISTIAN COALITION will meet at Mt. Olive No. 1 Primitive Baptist Church in
the Bethel Community at 7 p.m.
HATHA YOGA CLASS will be held at the public library at 7p.m. For information,
call Della at 926-4293 or e-mail email@example.com.
"PATH TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM," a four week course on how to think about,
earn and spend money, will be held at the livestock pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m.
on Monday through Aug. 21. Cost is $20 for materials. For information, con-
tact Michelle Adamski at 926-3931.
PLANNING COMMISSION meets in the commission boardroom at 7 p.m.
SOPCHOPPY CITY COMMISSION meets at city hall in Sopchoppy at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
BRUNO GROENING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS meets at the public library at 7 p.m.
BUDGET WORKSHOP between county commissioners and constitutional offic-
ers will be held in the commission boardroom at 6 p.m.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Big Bend Hospice, will be held at the hos-
pice office, 2889 Crawfordville Hwy., Suite C, 'from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
MOOSELODGE #2510 meets at the lodge in Panacea Plaza at 7:30 p.m.
NA meets at Joanna Johnson's office in the Barry Building at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
ANIMAL OBEDIENCE CLASSES, a.six-week course sponsored by Citizens for Hu-
mane Animal Treatment (CHAT), will be held at the Wakulla Animal Shelter.
A class for puppies up to five months old begins at 6 p.m. A class for older
dogs will be held at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Stephanie Bell at 284-
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior citizens center at 10:30 a.m.
A WEEK OF WAKULLA will feature a buffet dinner at Wakulla Springs State Park
at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will be attorney Ross Burnaman and scientist-activist
Vic Lambou Before dinner iola music i'll be performed 'Tickets are 25 and'
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ers. The paid staff would all be
certified as first responders.
The idea, presented by David
Harrison, president of Wakulla
County United Firefighters As-
sociation, is to have two fire-
fighters at the stations in Craw-
ford-ville, Medart and Wakulla
Station. Those locations account
for 80 percent of the fire calls,
trying to, stagger the hiring,
with a thief and some firefight-
ers being brought on in January,
then the others in the spring.
That could save the county
$100,000 this year.
Clerk of Courts Brent Thur-
mond pointed out to the public
that having stations with pro-
fessional firefighters would not
.lower fire insurance, for home-
owners, but, he said, "at least
fire insurance won't go up,"
Meanwhile, the budget for
the county's ambulance service
is projected to increase over 50
percent to'more than $1.5 mil-
lion most of which is for sala-
ries and operating expenses.
Emergency Medical Services
Director Fran Councill request-
ed six additional personnel, but
commissioners talked her down
to four one paramedic, one
emergency medical technician
and two supervisors to staff
the new substation. The cost of
that ii more than $200,000 with
salaries and benefits.
The new ambulance station
is being constructed north of
Crawfordville using one-cent
sales tax and impact fees.
Council also requested a five
percent salary adjustment for
her personnel to keep'their pay
competitive with surrounding
Currently, EMTs are paid
$&67: an hour and paramedics
receive $10.40 an hour. Those
personnel collect 16 hours a
week in overtime, which boosts
the annual pay of an EMT to
$31,000 and a paramedic to
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County Budget Goes Hi-Tech
The county's budgeting pro-
cess was done a bit differently
The finance.department of
the Clerk of Courts office has
been brought in to work with the
county administrator and com-
missioners. A county Budget and
Finance Committee has been
meeting regularly with depart-
ment heads to discuss budget
At last week's workshop,
Clerk of Court Brent Thurmond
and his financial staff operated
a computer program that allowed
commissioners to work on bud-
get numbers projected onto two
big screens. When commission-
ers changed the figures in the
budget's line items, the program
automatically changed the bot-
Since the clerk's office is, by
,state law, the auditor of the
board's money -the clerk cuts
the checks for the county the
clerk's office took funds spent
through the end of June and
multiplied them out to show the
real expenditures for each of the
departments. That enabled the
board to question each request
by department heads, and to cut
those items deemed unneces-
But interim County Adminis-
trator Joe Blanichard warped com-
missioners that there were rio
built-in "pots of money" in the
County Commissioner Ed
Brimner pointed to the openness
of this year's budgeting process
- unlike last year when citizens.
confronted commissioners with
budget questions and requests at
the final hearing that the board
was unprepared to respond to. In
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more, and only two counties
pay their paramedics more,
according to information pre-
sented to the board.
The county Building Depart-
ment seeks to spend $100,000
for a building that would put
that department and the county
Planning Department back un-
der one roof.
"The Building Department
and Planning Department need
to be back together again -
rather than customers running
around the buildings," Building
Official John Ross told commis-
Maxie Lawhon was less than
convinced of the need for the
construction. "You're still only
40 feet apart," he told Ross.
Ross is anticipating revenues
of more than $800,000 in his
department, which is funded
by fees paid by builders. The
money generated by the Build-
ing Department can be spent
only on that department's
Ross told commissioners
he is also proposing to spend
$15,000 on an operational au-
Revenues for Wakulla County
include $500,000 from the state
after being designated as a fis-;
cally constrained county by the
Another revenue that's pro-,
jected to rise this year is,the
money the sheriff's office takes
in for housing prisoners at the,
Wakulla County Jail, which is'
expected to bring in $2.7 mil-"
lion or $125,000 over the cur-,
The first public hearing is.
set for Sept. 12, with a Sept. 26
final hearing to approve the
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County Applies For
Grant At Hickory Park
Residents near Hickory Park Gray said the tennis court
in the Hudson Heights commu- will be for daylight use only
nity of Crawfordville may soon and lighting will be limited to
see some changes to their security features to make sure
neighborhood park. neighbors close to the park-are
On Monday, Aug. 7, Wakulla not bothered by lights.
SCounty Commissioners agreed Resident John Trice ap-
m to submit a Florida Recreation plauded the board effort to
Development Assistance Pro- develop the park which has a
r gram (FRDAP) grant for $200,000 pavilion on it but no other de-
worth of improvements at the veloped area. Recreation Board
property. Chairman Philip Vause said the
SWakulla Grants and Special grant application has county
SProjects Coordinator Pam Port- support. "We've had a public
wood said she met with Parks input meeting and the .public
Sand Recreation Director Ray is 100 percent behind it," he
SGray and members of the parks said.
Sand recreation board to get sup- The location of Hickory Park
Sport for the grant application, provides a safer environment
The improvements at the for children playing on the
park include new restroom fa- playground than Hudson and
cilities, a playground, walking Azalea parks would have, said
trail, tennis court, water foun- Vause. "Let's take care of the
tains and lighting for parking, youth of our community," he
SThe grant requires that the concluded.
Project be listed as part of tie Jean Dykes agreed that.
Capital Improvements Element Hickory Park is a safer environ-
Sof the county Comprehensive ment for children since it is not
Plan prior to the Sept. 15 appli- on a major highway. She added
Station deadline, that mothers should be able to
Portwood is required to hold take their eyes off of their chil-
d ren fo r a few minutes whilehold
Sa public hearing on the grant dren for a few minutes while
- application prior to the Septem- visiting with friends. Commis-
ber deadline. The specific fi- sioners approved the grant ap-
nancial plans for the park will plication unanimously.
be discussed during the public
hearing phase in late August
or early September.
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residents near the park re- Press:
quested a tennis court rather
than a basketball court in an
Effort to draw a different age Your
Group to the park. A basketball
A court may be added once a se- Key To
curity plan has been imple- Freedom.
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Commissioner Ed Brimner
said the park project can be
completed in conjunction with
a plan to eliminate sewer odors
from a sewage treatment lift
station that have plagued the
area since the sewer lines were
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Continued from Page 1
A key to that success, Crouch
believes, will be fostering a
more professional atmosphere
in the high school.
Just days before the start of
the 2006 school year, Crouch
and his staff were waiting for
new carpeting to be installed as
well as other cosmetic enhance-
ments. Those additions were
long overdue, Crouch said.
While the school's appear-
ance might not have a tangible
effect on the learning process,
the new principal believes it
is essential to maintaining a
positive spirit for staff and
"I think faculty morale is
important," Crouch said. "I
want our teachers to enjoy the
Along those same lines,
Crouch said he will insist on a
"You'll never see me hol-
lering and screaming in the
hallways," Crouch said. "But by
the same token, I'll expect the
respect from the students to the
teachers as well as the teachers
to the students."
Crouch also plans to be
extremely visible at school
and in the community. "I'm not
going to be in the office very
much," Crouch said. "I'm going
to be out in the halls. I'm not
going to be a micromanager
- I'm going to let the teachers
do their jobs. But I don't want to
be ignorant of what our needs
are in the school. And the only
way to do that is to be a part
C rouch also wants to help
the high school become more
connected to the community.
He already has put into place
plans for youth football tepms
to be recognized at Wakulla
High games this season.
Though he has been princi-
pal for just a short time, Crouch
said he has been approached by
several parents who believe uni-
forms would help the student
body focus on education. And
the principal said such a move
would be considered if students
do not adhere to the dress code
"If it will help the kids focus
and it's for the betterment of
their education, then fine. That's
the best solution," Crouch said.
"But I want kids to be individu-
Continued from Page 1
should be used.
Linnan said the project will
come back to the county as a
large scale Comprehensive Plan
amendment of more than 10
acres. The meeting, she said,
will "get a dialog going and get
it out on the table."
Commissioner Howard Kess-
ler said the water issue is so
emotionally charged that a
referendum should be used to
judge public opinion.
"I believe the Highs have
a proposal worth exploring,"
said DeFoor. "The Highs have
the right to put forward alter-
natives. We need to tone down
the rhetoric and look at the
DeFoor said he wanted to
make sure the format of the
meeting avoids turning the
workshop intoo a food fight."
He suggested inviting the me-
diator down to Crawfordville
to run the discussion.
If the project goes through
a large scale Comprehensive
Plan amendment, the Florida
Department of Community Af-
fairs will also have to sign off
on the project in addition to the
DeFoor concluded that the
Highs have some creative ideas
that could benefit the entire
region such as revenue sharing
with the county to allow the
board to address septic tank
concerns in the Shadeville area
not far from Wakulla Springs
als. It's important for kids at
that age to be individuals.
"We only changed one thing
in the dress code this year
- we added that you can't wear
low-cut shirts. That's the only
change. The only difference is
that we are going to enforce
the dress code this year very
strictly. Because I want the kids
to be able to focus in class. And
if kids are not dressed properly,
they're not going to focus on
Crouch doesn't come from
"a traditional administrator's
background. He worked in the
private sector for 11 years before
beginning his teaching career in
Liberty County 17 years ago,
Crouch joined the Wakulla
County district in 1993 and
served as band director at
Wakulla High for seven years.
He transferred to Riversprings
Middle in 2000 so that he could
devote the necessary time to
administrative training, and he
was an assistant principal there
for the past four years..
"Having been a teacher is
a great advantage, I think,"
Crouch said. "You know how,
you saw principals. During all
those years, I was always think-
ing about going into administra-
tion. So I was thinking about
my vision and what my plan
would be and what my style
Though Wakulla High hasn't
fared as well in state testing as
some of the lower-level schools,
Crouch is adamant that the fu-
ture is bright.
="You can see from the very
top down that everyone cares
,greatly about education here,"
Crouch said; "And that's what
I love. When I wake up every
morning, I don't ever dread
going to work. As cliche as it
sounds, this: is the best place
in the world to work."
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NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Wakulla County
Board of County Commissioners on September 5, 2006, beginning at 6:00
p.m. or as soon as thereafter as time permits in the County Commission
Chambers located west of the Courthouse at 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville,
Florida, to consider a request to close Daniel Lane, a roadway lying South
of High Drive between #97 and #109 High Drive, located in Crawfordville,
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 com-
mission, 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. August10, 2006
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Fire Rescue Report
This past week, your volun-
teer fire rescue departments
handled three structure fires,
three fire alarms, one miscel-
laneous fire, one powerline
down, one road obstruction,
five vehicle accidents and 10
first responder emergency in-
On Sunday, Aug. 6, the
Crawfordville department was
dispatched to a structure fire
at the Tobacco Barn located at
2543 Crawfordville Highway. A
sheriff's office deputy, on scene
before the fire department's ar-
rival, knocked the fire down
with an extinguisher. The fire
department continued on to
the scee and used its fans to
remove smoke from the build-
On Tuesday, Aug'. 1, the
Medart, Panacea and Apalachee
Bay volunteer fire departments
participated in an exercise ad-
ministered by the Wakulla
County Department of Emer-
gency Management entitled
"Operation Secure School." The
purpose was to test the effec-
tiveness of the county's emer-
gency response agencies to ef-
fectively work and communi-
cate together as a unified force.
The exercise was designed
t9 mimic what could be a real
life situation. It involved a
group of three "shooters" en-
tering the Wakulla High School
library with assault rifles tak,
ing students and teachers hos-
tage. The fire departments
were called to participate be-
cause a fire was purposely cre-
ated as a part of the exercise.
Following the exercise a.
debriefing was conducted with
the participants to discuss pro-
cedures that worked well and
those that needed to be im-
proved. Overall, the exercise
was declared a success.
When you leave your home
and children ,in the care of
babysitters, you're leaving the
babysitter with responsibility
for their safety and well-being.
You must be sure your babysitter
takes basic fire prevention pre-
ca'utions and that they know
what to do in the event of an
Leave the number where
you can be contacted in case
of an emergency. Be certain
your sitter knows how to con-
tact the fire rescue and other
emergency agencies (911). Do
you have a 9-1-1 sticker on your
Write down the address
of your home so that the
babysitter can identify the lo-
cation of the emergency in the
event he or .she calls using a
cell phone rather than a land
Leave the name and num-
ber of a neighbor or relative
the babysitter can contact if
unable to reach you.
Be sure the babysitter can
recognize the smoke alarm
Give' the babysitter the
basic outline of the floorplan
of your home with two exits
marked as escapes from each
room. Be sure your children
know these escapes from ev-
ery room. Tell the babysitter
what your children have been
instructed to do in case of fire:
Ask the babysitter to keep
phone calls short so incoming
calls aren't blocked.
Wakulla County needs vol-
unteer firefighters There's a
volunteer fire department
close to where you live and the
local fire chief would be,inter-
ested in talking to you about
becoming a firefighter or aux-
iliary member with that de-
partment. If you are unable to
contact the local fire chief,
please call David Harrison at
17 High Drive, Suite C Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 1720 *Crawfordville, FL 32326
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Alicia Crum Realtor 984-0292
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2BR/2BA Bay front on Alligator Point w/ utilities. $1,400 Mo.
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1. Final Plat Application: FP06-06
Applicant: Wakulla Forest General Partner
Proposal: final plat signature hearing (Walkers Mill)
Tax ID Number: 00-00-034-000-06609-000
Existing FLU Map: Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 12.4)
Existing Zoning: PUD (Section 5-50, LDC)
FEMA Flood Info: "A & C" zoneson Panel 0250-B
Parcel Size: 110.03 /- acres
Location: Southside of Lower Bridge Rd. between
S Klikitat & Graham Rd.
Hearings Required: County Commission 08/21/2006 @ 6:00 PM
Copies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record files
may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 3093 Crawford-
ville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. M/F; Phone (850)
926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must
ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits
presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations
should call the Board Office at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling
purposes. The Board Office may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD
Keep ullc ty B,"trfil-
Assistance is Now
Senior citizens who are
at least 62 years old and
own a home, can now
borrow against the equity in
their home, utilizing the
money for just about any-
thing, without ever having
to repay the debt. They can
continue living in the home
for the rest of their lives
without the burden of mak-
ing monthly payments.
This is now possible
thanks to a Home Equity
Conversion Mortgage crea-
ted by the Federal Govern-
ment's Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Develop-
ment, also know as HUD.
This money can be used
1. Payoffan existing mort-
2. Pay for medical expenses
3. Supplement income
4. Supplement savings
5. Make repairs to the.home
6. Provide financial assis-
tance to family members
7. Establisha line of credit
that can be used if needed in:
8. Vacation and travel
There is never a risk of
losing their, home and they
are free to sell or refinance
the home, without penalty,
at any time. All money
received is tax free and has
no effect, on Social Security
or retirement income.
A free report reveals how
citizens of Wakulla County
can utilize this opportunity
to ease financial burdens for
themselves, or their loved
ones courtesy of this United
States Government insured
For more information, call
the Consumer Awareness
hotline for a free recorded
message, anytime 24 hours
a day at 1-888-483-0031,
LAND USE CHANGE
The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the
following by ordinance and has scheduled Public Hearings regarding the
following before the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners
on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, beginning at 6:00 PM, unless otherwise
noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held in the County
Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran
Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend
and present testimony.
Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office officials investigated a
theft of a computer from
Riversprings Middle School Fri-
day, Aug. 4, according to Sher-
iff David Harvey.
Principal Dod Walker made
the complaint after checking to
make sure the computer had
not been borrowed by staff
members. It was valued at
$900. Sgt. Brent Sanders inves-
In other activity reported by
the Wakulla County Sheriff's
Office during the past week:
On Aug. 6, Thuy Nguyen
of Crawfordville reported a
structure fire at the Tobacco
Barn in Crawfordville. Deputy
Nick Petowsky observed fire
inside the building and broke
inside to put out the blaze with
assistance from Sgt: Scott
DelBeatp and Captain Randall
Damage was estimated at
$2,500. The cause of thefire has
not been determined but ap-
pears to have-been accidental.
The investigation was turned
over to the state Fire Marshal.
\* On Aug. 5, Deputy Lorne
Whaley and Sgt. Scott DelBeato
conducted a traffic stop off U.S.
Highway 319 during which nar-
cotics were discovered in the
vehicle by K-9 "Gunny." Inside
a backpack, a 9 mm semiauto-
matic firearm was recovered
along with ammunition. The
gun had been stolen from Leon
County in July.
Courtney Shontel Lamb, 18,
of Tallahassee was charged
with carrying a concealed fire-
arm, possession of a firearm
with an altered serial number
and grand theft; of a firearm.
She was also charged with a
S On Aug. 4, Lowell D. Raker
of Crawfordville reported a
criminal mischief to his mail-
box. Someone ran over the box
with a large vehicle. Damage
:was estimated at $100. Deputy
Mike Kemp investigated...
On Aug. 4, Robin M. Toole
of Crawfordville reported a ve-
hicle burglary. Tools and medi-
cations., valued at $370, were
. removed. Deputy' Scott Rojas
On Aug. 4, Leiuila L.
SLowrey of Crawfordville re-
ported the theft of,$55 cash
from her. vehicle, which was
parked at her home overnight.
SLt. Ronald Mitchell investi-
On Aug. 2, Anne E.Rudloe
of Panacea reported a grand
theft :of a water pump at her
cabin. The pump is valued at
$4:50. Deputy Joe Page investi-
'On Aug. i, Charles W.
Four teachers and 25 stu-
dents were taken hostage at
Wakulla High School Tuesday,
Aug. 1 during a mock disaster
exercise held by the Wakulla
County Sheriff's Office, volun-
teer firefighters and emergency
medical service personnel,
The training program, "Op-
eration Safe Schools," not only
gave the sheriff's office SWAT
team practical experience, but
also gave the school system
administration an opportunity
to ;view how a mock crisis
might be handled. The exercise
was held in conjunction with the
school system, Sheriff David
Harvey and Superintendent
Captain Jim Griner said an
independent consultant graded
the efforts of law enforcement
staff and others who respond-
ed to the Columbine, CO pat-
terned' school shooting. How-
ever, the sheriff's office has not
received the evaluations back
from the consultants.,
"There was a lot of good
training," said Captain Griner.
"We will receive a written
evaluation in the coming
weeks. We saw some areas
where we were strong and
some areas that need strength-
In the event of an actual
emergency, law enforcement
officials would have closed off
U.S. Highway 98 from the
Medart intersection to the rec-
reation park to limit access to
the school since'the mock sce-
nario included "active shoot-
Tully of Sopchoppy reported a
structure fire. Grease from a
stove set cabinets on fire. Dam-
age was estimated at $10,000.
Deputy Danny Harrell investi-
On Aug. 1, JoAnn S. Ed-
wards of Sopchoppy reported
a structure fire. The fire, caused
by an outside wall socket, cre-
ated $25,000 worth of damage.
Sopchoppy Volunteer Firefight-
ers put out the blaze. Deputy
Evelyn Brown investigated,
On Aug. 1, Shelly M.
Johnson of Crawfordville re-
ported a criminal mischief as
someone cut the victim's car
tire. Damage was estimated at
$70. Deputy Mike Kemp inves-
On Aug. 7, Christopher
Bosby, 22, of Tallahassee was
charged with grand theft of a
motor vehicle and use or dis-.
play of a: firearm during a
felony following a reported
vehicle theft in Tallahassee.
Bosby was observed on U.S.
Highway 319 and followed by
l'aw enforcement officials to
Medart, where he was arrested.
The stolen vehicle was recov-
ered on a trailer and a shotgun
was observed inside. Captain.
Cliff Carroll, Deputy Jason
Newlin, Deputy Roger Rankin,
Det. Eddie Wester and Sgt, Jud
On Aug. 7, Terry R. Brum-
by of Crawfordville reported a
criminal mischief as someone
cut a hole in his water slide.
Damage, which was created by
a knife,,was estimated at $200.
Deputy Matt Helms investi-
On Aug. 7, Elizabeth D.
Skipper of Sopchoppy reported
a burglary at her home. The
victim said $675 worth of ap-
pliances and personal items
were taken from the home
while it was, unsecured. Deputy
Joe Page investigated.
On Aug. 4, Alonzo Rashad
Weston, 19, of Tallahassee was
charged with possession and
sale of cocaine following a con-
trolled purchase in Craw-
fordville. A controlled purchase
using a confidential informant
took place at a Crawfordville
business location. Crack co-
caine was. recovered at the
scene. Sgt.'C.L. Morrison inves-
On Aug. 7, a 5-year-old,
Panacea-juvenile was burned
by an unexploded firework in
a fire pit at her home. The fe-
male suffered, second degree
burns to her face, chest and
right arm. Sgt. Jimmy Sessor
reported the complaint to the
child abuse registry for follow-
up investigation for possible
neglect or endangerment,
Sessor did not observe any
fire or smoke in the fire pit and
determined that the heat from
the pit set off the unexploded
firework. The child was treated
at the scene by the Wakulla
The Wakulla County Sher-
iff's Office received 822 calls for
service during the past week.
Npte 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.
Wakulla County Sheriff
David Harvey and representa-
t'ives from Nextel, Denise
Dacanay Floyd and Richard
Hopson, attended a ceremony
at the sheriff's office Monday,
Aug. 7 to remind residents of
the "Be Brave" Better Education
By.Reporting All Violence Early
School Safety Hotline.
The goal of the statewide
program is to provide a toll-free
and anonymous telephone line
for residents to report viola-
tions of state statutes. Individu-'
als with information regarding
drugs, guns, weapons, violence
or other criminal-activity are
asked to. report them to the
sheriff's office through the spe-
cial telephone line.
The Be Brave hotline is 1-
877-723-2728. "These early re-
ports will help deter actions
that could result in bodily
harm, permanent injury or
death to students, school per-
sonnel or the general public,"
said the sheriff.
School resource officers are
provided cell phones by Nextel
so.they may be contacted and
respond immediately to any
Attending the ceremony
with the sheriff.were Captain
Jim Grinier, who oversees the
school resource officers, and
Sgt. Brent Sanders.; Sanders
serves Riversprings Middle
School. Deputy Joe Page serves
Sopchoppy Educational Center
while Deputy Billy Jones serves
Wakulla High School and
Deputy Jeff Barteld serves
Wakulla Middle School.
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Sheriff David Harvey &
Encourage You & Your
Children to Attenfi
these Important Events
WHAT: For the Parents ,& Guests
WHERE: River of Life Church (Crawfordville'Hwy.
at Donaldson Williams Rd.)
WHEN: Thursday August 24th
7:30 pm til 8:30 pm
WHY: The Life You Save May be Your Child's
WHAT: For the Students
WHERE: Wakulla High School
WHEN: Friday August 25th
8:00 am til 9:00 am
WHY: The Life You Save May be Your Own
HOW Much: r"'1e
HOW Much: ?I%^
For More Information Contact Mike Helms
in the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office 850-926-0800
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Legal Notice |
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
GREEN TREE SERVICING. LLC f/k/a
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING
1400 Turbine Drive
Rapid City. SD 57703
NEAL M. WENZEL; NANCY J. WENZEL;
and PROVIDIAN NATIONAL BANK,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pur-
suant to Plaintiff's Final Judgment Of Fore-
closure and Re-Establishment of Note entered
in the above-captioned action, I will sell the
property situated in Wakulla County, Florida,
described as follows, to wit:
Lot 17, Block B, Otter Lake Road
Estates, according to the map or plat.
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 54, Public Records of Wakulla
TOGETHER WITH that certain 1998
48x24 Heritage Point mobile home;,
VIN #FLFLW79AB 13490HE21.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash at the Wakulla County Courthouse,
Crawfordville, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the
31st day of August, 2006.
ANY PERSON CLAIMII
THE SURPLUS FROM
OTHER THAN THE PR(
OF THE DATE OF THE
The Wakulla County Canvassing Board will
hold the logic and accuracy testing of the tabu-
lation and touch screen equipment at 2:00
p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, in the
ballot accounting room in the Wakulla County
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Sherida S. Crum
Supervisor of Elections
Legal Notice |
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 06-220-CA
Pamela Dee Parker, et al.
NOTICE OF ACTION
5710 Pensacola Ave.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are re-
k of te Ciruit C t quired toserve a coy of your written de-
rk of the Circuit Cort fenses, if any, to it on Pamela Dee Parker,
whose address is 159 Trice Lane, Crawford-
-s- Chris Gibson ville, FL 32327 on or before Sept. 4, 2006 and
Deputy Clerk file the original with the clerk of this Court at
LNG AN:INNEEST IN 3056 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL
NGHE SAE, IF ANY, 32327, before service on Petitioner or imme-
OP TH E SALE, IF ANY diately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
OPERTYOWNERMUST may be entered against you for the relief de-
LlS PENDENS MUST handed in the petition.
riLt RECLAIM nWITHIN6DS ou SAFTE;r I En
August 3, 10, 2006
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
File Number: 06-105-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DELLIE P. BARWICK.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Dellie
P. Barwick. deceased, File Number 06:105-
PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for Wakulla
County, Florida,.Probate Division, the address
of which is 3056 Crawfordville Highway, Craw-
fordville, Florida 32327. The name and ad-
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Ai creditors of the deqedent and other
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I.I THnREE t.IC- ITH-M I TEI THE DATE OF
THE Fil :iT FIE _I.' -Ti~.l, i :.i THIS NOTICE
C', THiRT i'., ;FTEf THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
SALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is August 3, 2006.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Deirdre A. Farrington
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 488690
.2887 Crawfordville Highway Suite 4
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-2173
Tammie Louise Barwick
Post Office Box 492
Panacea, Florida 32346
August 3. 10, 2006
CITY OF ST.
Items For Sale:
250 gallon fuel tank with
Brother electronic typewr
Gravely Promaster 300 90
flooded by Hurricane Der
Kawasaki Mule 559 Utilit
C7 series $3,500 was fli
Bids accepted through
on August 18. Items can
Leon Drive, St. Marks city
The Wakulla County Car
begin to open absentee be
election Friday, Septemb
p.m. and continue to ope
on Tuesday September 5
ballot accounting room i
elections office. The public
Shenda S. Crum
Supervisor of Elections
NOTICE OF PUBL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE
ING VEHICLES WILL BE i
ING & STORAGE PURSE
#713.78. SALE ISTO BE HI
OF FLORIDA, 4477 ENTRi
LAHASSEE, FL 32310. SA
ON AUGUST 21, 2006
SADISCO OF FLORIDA
4477 ENTREPOT BLVD.
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310
1988 HONDA JHMED6456
2001 FORD 1FMRU15W5
2005 SUZI JS1GN7CA852
2000 DODGE 1B3EJ46X8'
1997 FORD 1FTCR14X5V
2002 KIA KNADC12332614
1996 CHEVY 1G1LD5545T
1989 CHEVY 1G1FP21E5
1998 FORD 1FAFP4449WI
hand pump $300
Copies of all.court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
Dated: July 21, 2006
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
44 SECONDS EAST 663:87 FEET,
THENCE RUN WEST 30.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person I-i-,inq an interest in the,
surplus from the aIs 'r other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after the
BRENT X. THURMOND
As Clerk of Court
(Circuit Court Seal)
-s- Chris Gibson
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should, no later than seven (7) days prior,
contact the Clerk of Court's disability at 850-
926-0905, WAKULLA CO, CTHSE:, CRAW-
FORDVILLE, FL 32:'" 1 r., ;,,-,- -,-:, iired,
.contact (TDD) via F ,.:.'.. i ; 1 -.1 :r.,-
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff -
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300'
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone' (305) 770-4100
F ,.:.', 653-2329
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS INVITES YOU
TO SUBMIT BID ON THE FOLLOWING:
BID NUMBER: 2006-025 '
BID'OPENING DATE AND TIME: AUGUST
18. 2006 AT 2:00 PM
ITEM: 'Youth and Adult T-Shirts for Sport
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHALL RE'
CEIVE SEALED BIDS UNTIL.AUGUST 18,
2006 AT 2:00 P.M.
ALL BIDS SHOULD ..LE HL ( MARKED
AS SEALED BID, WITH THE BID NUMBER,
OPENING DATE .r Ji TIt iE
A PU II OP ENII flMINO r WiI I -iQP EII n 0 ATTL '
-WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OFFICE, 3093
-s- Chris Gibson CRAWFORDVILLE HIGHWAY, CRAWFORD-
Deputy Clerk VILLE, FLORIDA ON AUGUST 18, 2006 AT
9 O-. 2:00 P.M.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2006
Legal Notice |
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 05-15-FC
DUETSCHE BANKNAT,ONAL TRUST COM-
F-rj. -i ii J-l.L Tii I1 Ti'I. 'ITEE UNDER'
LOArj T-Fi 1T 2002-2,
TRACY C. WARNER, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST'BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
TRACY C. WARNER;. WANDA RENEE
WARNER. IF LIVING, ANDJIF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES.AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST WANDA
RENEE WARNER: UNKNOWN TENANT,
NOTICE OF'FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July
24, 2006, and entered in Case No. 05-15-FC,
of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Wakulla County, Florida
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY. AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE
DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2002, AC-
CREDITED MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2002-2. is a Plaintiff and TRACY C. WARNER,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE. UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
'CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST TRACY C. WARNER;
WANDA RENEE WARNER, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
WANDA RENEE WARNER: UNKNOWN
TENANT are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidderfor cash at Front lobby,
Crawfordville Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville
Hwy,, Crawfordville, FL 32327, at 11:00 a.m.
on October 5, 2006, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,
0 series $3,500 was COMMENCEAT THE SOUTHWEST
nnis. CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST
y Vehicle KAF 300- QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWN-
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WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDAAND
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be seen at 788 Port SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID
hall:850-92516224. NORTHEAST QUARTER A DIS-
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passing Board will EAST 320.67 FEET TO A CON-
allots for the primary CREATE MONUMENT, THENCE RUN
ber 1, 2006 at 2:00 WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY
en absentee ballots BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHEAST
, at 5:30 p.m. in the QUARTER A DISTANCE OF 271.70
n the supervisor of FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
c is invited to attend. NING.
AND TOGETHER WITH A 30 FOOT
ACCESS EASEMENT DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE ATTHE ,.
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RANGE 1 WEST, WAKULLA
tie COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THENCE
RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH-
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NORTHEAST QUARTER A DIS-
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August 10, 2006 SOUTH 00 DEGREES 07 MINUTES
SEALED BIDS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OFFICE, P.O.
BOX 1263, '":- CF .' -.,- I',-iVILLE,
THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS .RESERVES
THE RIGHT TO REJECTANYAND ALL BIDS
OR PORTIONS THEREOF.
August 10, 17, 2006
STUMP GRINDING ''
Cellular: 509-8530 F
AAA CONSTANT COMFORT
Air cond. and heating,, service and
iri-l11all3i.:.r Free quotes on new
equipment. Trane dealer. We fix'all
brands and -r,.:c.l- hi:.,Tr,ei 926-8999.
Foundations. slabs, driveways, -ic
Starn P-:.,:,l al ;'. 189 I
KEITH KEY HEATING AND AIR
Commercial, residential and mobile
homes. Repair, sales, service,
installation. All makes and models. Lic.
#RA0062516. 926-3546. F
A-1 PRESSURE CLEANING
Licensed John Farrell
MSR TRACTOR SERVICE, LLC
Free Estimates Affordable Prices
421-7464 or Cell 508-5378 BF
PORTER PAINTING, LLC
Residential/Commercial, New Con-
structi6n. Remodeling. Soft Wash/
Pressure Wash. Licensed and
Insured. Free Estimates.. Worker's
Comp. Certified. (850) 519-0416.BF
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Specializing in repair and service,
residential and commercial, homes
and mobile homes. 24-hour service.
Mark Oliver, ER0015233. 421-3012.
MAXINE'S FINE DETAILING
Post Construction Cleaning, 31 years
years locally owned business. Office
402-0713, Cell 528-6298. P6,13.20,27
Re-Roofs Newu Metal Patch
Over 20 Years. Experience
or (850) 528-3487
Antiques and Uniques
"Something for Everyone"
61 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Open Wed. Fri. 1 6 p.in
l Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
VINCENT J. TRELTAS, LLC
New Con'struction, Repaint, Faux
Painting, Concrete Acid Staining.
Licensed & Insured,,Workman's
Comp. 210-4317 PT8/31
In Home Day Care, Crawfordville, has
openings .before' and after school
care. Hot meals and snacks provided.
Excellent references. 926-3547. P10
A Cleaning Service-St. Marks-
Woodville area-you work hard, come
home and relax! Call'Wanda 421-
2741 or 591-9818. ;P10,17
Loving in hotne registered childcare.
Serving ages 0-5 years. Private or
subsidized welcome. Call Jacquie
926-1757 or 210-7746. -P1O
North Point Center
REVELL WELL &
We stock water pumps, electric
motors and, parts. Complete
i. i,[- i1lli.r, iridj repair services. 962-
S:" JIMBO'S-HOMiE 9
Interior, exterior repairs-botf6m/top.
Homes, mobile homes, boats, car-
ports, porches. Roofing, installation
on floors, carpet, ceramic tile and
linoleum, wallpaper, blinds, leaks,
windows. Clean outside roof, kool
seal,. painliin vinyl siding and
pressure washing. (850) 524-5462.
Interior and Exterior Remodeling.
Barns. Decks, Pergola
30 years experience.
(850) 926-2027 or cell 570-0480 BF
Full service Lawn & Yard
Maintenance, Pressure Washing,
'Stump Grinding, Residential/
Commercial, Free Estimates..694-
3352. Owner/Operator, Robert
TOMMY HICKS, LLC
New Construction-Repairs, Re-
Smodeling-Additions. Quality work at
affordable prices. Insured and
Licensed. Free estimate. 926-8392,
BACKHOE AND TRACTOR WORK
Big or Small Free Estimates
30 years experience
Richard Miller, 926-2900 or
KEVIN'S LAWN CARE
Free Estimate. No job too big. 20
years experience. 926-6347.
MUNGE'S TREE SERVICE
Rates-Tree Removal & Trimming
Firewood & Stump Grinding
Fully Insured, 421-8104 F
AIR-CON OF WAKULLA
HEATING & A/C
Maintenance & Service
3232 Crawfordville Hwy. BF
SAY You SAW IT
IN THE NEWS
Local with references
Experienced Dog Groor
house or mine, anytime,
water and power
Reasonable rates, 294-20
I For Sale
BED-Brand New Queen Orthopedic
Pillow-Top Mattress Set. In plastic,
warranty, can deliver. $250. 850-425-
P20,27,3,10 BEDROOM SET- 6 PC.- Headboard,
ner, your frame, dresser,, mirror, chest,
only need nightstand. NEW in boxes, must sell
hook-up. $550. 850-222-9879. BF
ALL PRO FENCE
Fencing. 519-1416. BF
Shadeville Teachers Assistant
providing before and after school,
care. I will drive, your children to
school with me. 933-5199. P3,10
Sue's Small Steps
Fulltime openings and before & after
school openings in, my registered &
insured home child day care. Ages 1
year and up. Located near Wal-Mart.
Over 25 years of loving child care
experience. Call Sue at 926-9225.
For Sale |
THE THRIFT STORE
De k. Filing Cabinets-all sizes, table,,
chairs, TV., nightstand, bed frames,
twin mattress set, full mattress set,
double dresser, chest of drawers.
4360 Crawfordville Hwy. 926-2900.B10
BOAT SLIP-Ochlockopee Bay, deep
water canal, price & terms negotiable,
call 297-2282. P3,10
Burr electric power lift for scooter or
wheelchair. Fits in receiver tube. Used
once. $1,000 obo. 926-2293 .,P10
SOFA & LOVESEAT. NEW
MICROFIBER, Stain Resistant,
Lifetime Warranty, Still in Crate, Can
Deliver. Sug LIST $1250. Sell $475
MATTRESS. King Size Ornhopedic 3
pc. Set. New, unopened wi warranty.
Sacrifice $295 850-222-2113. .a
Abundance of bedding, sleeper sofas,
computers, interiorlexterior doprs,
units and light fixtures, Open Tuesday
thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 940
Shadeville Hwy. (Hwy. 61), 926-4544.
YOU PICK/ WE PICK '
PEAS AND OKRA'
We also process peas for you.
PSWBB and F. Raker Farm. 926-
7561. Also Barbeque Pigs for sale.BF
Baby Birds, handfed cdckatiels,
lovebirds, parrots and more. 926-
PEAS FOR SALE
Cream 8's and Black Eyes
Last crop, no more. Slo
Looking for Furniture!
Iew Gently Used
Find It ~ Sell It
2481 Crawfordville Hwy.
THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006-Page 21
Deadline 35 Cents
Monday Per ord
Noon L/aE L7DAS7L0
Classified Advertising In The News Doesn't Cost, It Pays and Pays and Pays
91' Ford Lafayette-dual tanks-new
alternator-new'factory front end-
needs timing chain. $1,000 obo. 926-
4906 or 766-5666. Pio
2001 Chevy Silverado, extended cab,
6 cyl. $6,000. 962-6152. Po0
Jack Russell puppies. 7 wks., male
and female. Wormed, 1st shot. $400.
Wildwood Country Club Hiring
Parttime Office Assistant. Must have.
office experience, computer skills and
ability to work well with others. Submit
application in person at 3870 Coastal
Hwy. Crawfordville, FL. Bo1
Kitchen help wanted. Coastal
Restaurant. 1305 Coastal Hwy.,
SPanacea. 984-2933. 810,17
Plumbers helper for Crawfordville
area. 1 yr. verifiable experience. 251-
CDL Drivers Needed
Drivers must have 2 years
experience with dump truck. Call.
Rqberts Sand Co.
A Drug Free Workplace 3,10
Will Pay High
Salary To Start.
10 Hair Stations
. or 566-3335 .:
Experienced duct mechanics and
helpers needed for a growing heating
and air conditioning company. Good.
driving record a must. Top pay!! Call.
The Harbor House Restaurant hiring
all positions. Apply in person after 3
p.m. 107 Mississippi Ave. Panacea.
WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF
GRANTS &.SPECIAL PROJECTS
FULLTIME GRANTS PROJECT
The Wakulla CounT' Board of County
Commissioners, Grants & Special
Projects Department is seeking a
candidate for a fulltime Grants Project
Manager position.,The position
includes responsible independent
work assisting the Grants Depanment
Director in the applicallon, implem.
enration, and operation oi a wide
variety of grant programs Work-
involves assignmerits which are,
broad as to objective and content and
requires independently making
decisions and obtaining solutions
from established policies, grant
guidelines, and procedures. Qualified
applicants must have a high school
diploma or equivalent, experience in
grant writing and/or project develop-
ment and management, ability to deal
effectively with .the public, ability to
work independently and make
independent decisions, internet
research skills, and good written and
oral communication skills.
Closing date for applying for this
position is August 25, 2006. To apply,
send'a Wakulla County Employment
Application to Wakulla County BOCC,
Post Office Box 1263, Crawfordville
FL 32326. For obtaining an
application, contact Colleen Skipper
at 850-926-0919. By Florida Law, all
applications for employment with
Wakulla County are open for public
inspection. Drug, screening is
required. Veteran's preference will be
given to qualified applicants. Wakulla
Countyis an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. B10
WAKULLA COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD VACANCIES: Wakulla
County School Board is accepting
applications for instructional and non-
instructional positions for the 2006-07
school year. Interested individuals
please call the job line at 926-0098 to
hear a recorded message regarding
all vacancies OR'visit the WCSB web
wakulla to view all vacancies and
download an application. BF
house painters, individual hourly
painter or subcontractors. Call Billy
Roddenberry 962-4271 or 228-5552,
Experienced Short Order Cook and
Prep needed as soon as possible.
Apply in person, Riverside Cafe in St.
Marks or Riverside by the Bay in Shell
Point. 925-5668 or 926-4499. BF
Parttime Accountant-must be able to
prepare financial statements. Apply
at office at Panacea Harbor Marina,
99 Rock Landing Rd., Panacea or
call Doni at 984-3237. P10
Hookwrecked Henry's-needs ex-
perienced daytime dishwasher and
full-time experienced oyster shucker,
flexible hours. Must be dependable.
'Contact Mary at 984-5544. BF
DATA ENTRY CLERK
Busy Pediatric Office seeking fulltime
Data Entry Clerk with Strong Work
Ethics. Must be a mature, well
organized, self starter with attention
to detail who can multi-task. Computer
experience a must. Medical
terminology a plus but not required.
Non-smoker. Fax resume to: Office
Manager, 850-926-6538. BT8/24
Construction site cleanup laborer
.wanted for Wakulla Co. Contractor.
Must have own transportation. Apply
in person at 1709 A Crawfordville Hwy.
This is the list for the she
up for adoption:
* Doberman, female, adi
* Cocker Spaniel mix; blI
* Chihuahua, adult
* Jack Russell '
* Chow mix
* Yellow Lab
* Bulldog mixes
* Many other nice mixes
take a look.
* Walker Hound -
* Heeler mixes
* Catahoula mixes
Efficiency apartment for rent. $500/
mo. includes electric and water-call
926-5575 or 519-7083. P10
4BR/2B Fenced yard. North of
Crawfordville. $1,100O/mo. plus $1,100
dep. Pets okay. 850-459-1964 or 850-
3BR/1.5B big house on Hwy. 319 on
10 acres. Close to all 3 schools. $825/
mo. 850-509-2700. Owner maintains
LOTS, LOTS, LOTS
We have coastal lots in St. Marks,
Carrabelle, Eastpoint &
Steinhatchee, starting at $45K
Neil Ryder Realty, Inc.
656-0006* 508-6988. BF
Play golf every day! 3BR/2B at
Wildwood Country Club. $179,000.
Coastwise Realty, Inc., Lynn Cole,
Gulf Waterfront Lot. 1 acre.
Carrabelle. Must sell. Dock under
construction. High ground. Minutes to
offshore fishing. Asking $265,000,
appraised at $375,000. 570-4517.
What an opportunity Large brick
home with fireplace, in ground pool.
workshop, barn & more on nearly 4.
acres with Hih 319 frontage The
possibiq' ".. S-44806,000
elter animals House
T on the date of your el
choice. At a fair price ee
B without doing any
ult l repairs.
ack and tan $9 .l Call me NOW!
Enj 926-2100 a
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room, work wall all
at a reduced priceT 7,500
3 Come and Panacea Mineral springs Several
lots to choose from in fast-growing
coastal area $74;900 each.
CARRABELLE LOT. 1:acre. High on
hill over Carrabelle beach.
,.-e-. Unobstructed view of Dog Island and
St. George Island. Paid $230,000,
asking $199,000. 570-4517. P27,3.10
Cats and a few kittens available.
Adoption fees include a deposit for
spaying 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.
Their trash, your treasures at the Old
Jail Museum Shop, High Drive, across
from Old Wooden Courthouse
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. BF
B -$06 l $600 .o.
Big DWMH on 2 acres. 4BR/2B, 2,500
sq. ft. 2-car garage, mother-in-law hut
and shed. Lease option to buy $1,100/
mo., Wakulla Station area. Available
Sept. 1. 352-455-3743 or 386-943-
DWMH, 3BR/2B HUD Housing
welcome. $650/mo. $400 sec. dep.
3BR/2B DWMH, large deck, 1 acre,
quiet neighborhood, no pets. $650/
mo. $600 sec. dep. 926-6212. P10,17
We accept all vouchers
2/2 @ $615
4/2 @ $895, $50 dep.
Pool & Youth Activities
3BR/2B, Triplewide, CHA., fireplace in
family room, screened back porch,
carpet throughout. Needs to be
moved. $41,000. 926-5091. P3,10
Alligator'Point House-100 ft. to water
on harbor side. Never has had storm
damage. 2 porcnes plus sundeck,
3BR/1B. Music see' Appraised at
$350,000 Asking $270 000 i850)
570-4517 P27 3 10
By Owner 2 beaulitul wooded acres
on Sharonwood Dr $79.900 850-249-
8433. 1 1 P3,.10,
Beautiful coastal home with guest
house on 4 lots, lushly landscaped.
St. Marks. 925-0373. BF
Big 2BR/2B MH on 2 lots in beautiful
Lake Ellen w/ private boat ramp &-10
min. to Gulf. 32 Merwin Dr. $69,000.
Four lots 50X100 each with septic,
tank, City water & electric $21,000
each 850-443-3300. P10;17
OPEN HOUSE .
Large home on beautiful setting on the
Sopchoppy River offered $40,000
under appraisal at $310,000. Sunday,
August 13th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Take
319 South, right at Chevron-on big turn
in Sopchoppy. Go through Sop-
choppy, right on Smith Creek Hwy.,
right on Cherokee, right on Seminole
Lane. House on right. Your host and
hostess will be John Smit iii and Carol
Ann Williams of Coastal Gems Real
Estate, Inc. For more information call.
John at 850-528-2934 or Carol Ann
at 850-926-1340 office or 850-899-
0664 cell. TBR MLS #200384. ,BI0
Nature lover's paradise 8 acres +/-
Lawhon Mill Road. National forest next'
door. Abundant wildlhte pass through
daily. $110.000. 926-3381. (serious
Sronly) F I :. : 4,
3BR/1.5B House on 1.2 acres. Old
Woodville Hwy. $93,000. Call 'David
) Need To Sell
We buy houses and mobile
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Commercial block building fronting on
Hwy. 319 in Sopchoppy. 26'x25'
space, perfect for retail or storage with
adjoining 12'x20' office, CHA, $450
per month. 962-1000, BF
1,074 sq. ft. Retail Store Front for Rent
in Lewiswood Center, Woodville.
Growing area, convenient to Wakulla
and Leon counties. 421-5039. BF
Nad's Enterprises. Mini-Warehouses
6x6 and up. Hwy. 61 across from
cemetery. Anita Townsend. 926-3151
or 926-5419. BF
Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8x10 and 10x1 2 now available. Come
by or call Wakulla Realty, 926-5084.8F
2 miles South of Courthouse
on Hwy. 319in Crawfordville
24 Hour Access Video Surveillance
St. Marks, 2,000 sq. ft.. of corrmercial
space for rent-can be made into 2
separate units, Lots of traffic. Call Lynn
Cole, Coastwise Realty, Inc. 645-
$-i 00 a month plus tax
Full Kitchen Use.
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Page 22-THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006
MSBU Settlement Will Cost $685,000
FAccounting &' fax Services I
After conducting a private
meeting with Wakulla County
Commissioners Monday, Aug.
7, the board approved a recom-
mended settlement from attor-
ney Ron Mowrey over the long-
time Municipal Service Benefit
Unit (MSBU) special assess-
ment litigation involving emer-
gency medical services fund-
A class action lawsuit was
filed by Randolph Nelson and
others asking the circuit court
to refund MSBUs that were
found to be unconstitutional
since undeveloped property
derived no benefit from EMS
protection. Residents were
charged $35 per parcel for the
EMS service whether anyone
lived on the property or not.
Mowrey and his assistant,
Steve Mitchell, told the com-
mission that the settlement
agreement must still be ap-
proved by Wakulla County Cir-
cuit Court Judge N. Sanders
Sauls. However, the county
agreed to pay out $685,000
which includes legal fees for
the class action attorneys and
Mowrey said Wakulla Coun-
ty residents do not have to be-
come part of the class action
suit, but for those who are part
of the legal action, they can
expect to get a small refund
during the 2007 MSBU cycle.
The court proceeding whit-
tled down the 18 year collec-
tion period to four years and
Mowrey estimated the refund
credit at approximately $10 to-
tal per household. The details
of how the refund willbe ap-
plied in 2007 are still to be de-
termined by the court, said
Both Mowrey and Mitchell
told board members that the
settlement represented a po-
tential savings of $1 million to
$2 million and several more
years of litigation. "It is a fa-
vorable settlement for the
county," said Mitchell.
Commissioners voted .un-
animously to approve the
In other matters in front of
the Wakulla County Commis-
sion Monday, Aug. 7:
The board changed the
date of the first board meeting
in September from Tuesday,
Sept; 5 to ThursdayA.Sept. 7 ,at
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6 p.m. The meeting had previ-
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day, Sept. 4 to Tuesday, Sept. 5
due to the Labor Day holiday
and next from Sept. 5 to Sept.
7 due to election day. The
board avoided Wednesday,
Sept. 6 due to church commit-
The board approved a
resolution recognizing the Na-
tional Incident Management
Systems (NIMS) as the manage-
ment system used in Wakulla
County, Emergency Manage-
ment Director Scott Nelson said
the federal government has
required a uniform response
system across the country in
order for the county to receive
federal Homeland Security
The standardized proce-
dures for response guarantee
that assistance from a different
state will be consistent from
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agency to agency, said Nelson.
A health department den-
tal fee schedule for sheriff's
office jail inmates was tabled
for two weeks because nobody
from the health department
came to the meeting to discuss
Two bids were approved
for road base material and road
base material hauling. Martin
Marietta was the low bidder for
the road base at $4.80 per ton
and Delong Trucking was the
low bidder for the hauling the
materials at 13 cents per mile.
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