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Our 114th Yeari 11 th Issue

Thursday, March 19,2009.

Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century

Two Sections

50 Cents

Rock Landing Dock construction bid approved

County commissioners awarded
the job to build a new dock at Rock
Landing to Ben Withers Construction,
which was low-bidder on the project.
The board also approved lowering
the height of the dock, though it
was not as low as some fishermen
had wanted.
The Rock Landing pier in Panacea
is a dock for commercial fishermen to
unload their catch. The old dock. built
in the 1960s, had become unsafe and

was demolished last year. Meantime,
fishermen in Panacea were pressing
for the project to move ahead.
At their meeting on March 3, the
board unanimously approved giving
the project to Ben Withers with a bid
of $436,877.
County Administrator Ben Pingree
noted that the construction bid holds
that any cost overruns are the respon-
sibility of the contractor and that

bids are being let with the expectation
that there will be no change-orders.
Additionally, Pingree indicated
that the board would need to approve
spending $9,000 to cover $4,000 in ex-
penses not covered by the grant that's
paying for the project, plus $5,000 for
Hydro Engineering to oversee the
project Approval for those costs is
expected to come back at the next

After negotiations with the state
Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, the dock height was lowered 18
inches to 4.75 feet.
Commercial fisherman Ronald
Fred Crum had complained that,
as designed and permitted by DEP,
the dock verged on being unusable
because it was too high from the
DEP had raised the dock out of

concern for sea grass beds that would
be affected by the dock, but fishermen
insisted there is no sea grass in Dick-
erson Bay. Plus, the area of the dock
will have to be dredged. State Sen. Al
Lawson.(D-Tallahassee) got involved
in the issue as' well; after fishermen
complained.at.the legislative delega-
tion meeting a couple of weeks ago.
The result, Pingree said, was that
DEP agreed to, lower the height,
but not as low as fishermen had
Continued on Page 5A

St. Marks

to buy on

: It is the cornerstone of the
City of St. Marks' revitalization
plan: a public square on the
river where people can gather
and boats can dock for the day.
A magnet, as it were, to attract
new businesses to the town
and help support the businesses
there now.
At their meeting on Thurs-
day. March 12, city commission-
ers approved applying for state
grants to try to buy the water-
front property on the St. Marks
River to create such a riverfront
park. The property that the city
wants to buy is the riverfront
property from the old aban-
doned Posey's to the boatworks
next door to Riverside Cafe.
Those owners could not be
forced to sell But to apply for
the state grant, the property
owners must at least be willing
to consider an offer.
Continued on Page 5A

Bank to


on hotel
Gulf State Community Bank
filed a lawsuit to foreclose on
the Best Western hotel in Me-
dart for defaulting on a loan.
The lawsuit was filed Fri-
day. March 13. in Wakulla
Circuit Court against Patel
Brothers doing business as
Best Western Wakulla Garden
Inn & Suites, and Anil Patel
and Mira Patel of Apalachicola
as individuals.
According to the complaint.
Gulf State loaned the Patels
several million dollars in 2007.
Since September 2008, they
have failed to make monthly
payments on the loan.
Cotninued on Page 5A


Commissioner George Green and the public view.the maps of the road projects.



Improvements coming?
By KEITH BLACKMAR from Lost Creek Bridge to U.S. Highway 98
kblackmai@thewakullanews.net in Medart, but the Medart section design is
There will be some major highway work not as far along as the two other segments
completed in Crawfordville in the next and was not up for discussion on March 12.
wo years, but not as much as beleaguered said Speights.
Vakulla County motorists had hoped. ESG Public Works Director Cleve Fleming
The Florida Department of Transporta- said motorists are likely to see some turn
on (DOT) and consultants for three state lane construction long before there is work
projects involving U.S. Highway 319 hosted to four lane the highway.
public meeting in Crawfordville Thursday. The turn lane projects have been funded.
larch 12. said Fleming. Speights added that $122.4
The meeting gave residents a chance to million worth of right-of-way acquisition
offer input on a milling and resurfacing and construction for the four lane projects
project involving U.S. Highway 319 from have not been funded.
iakulla-Arran Road to the Leon County line Continued on Page

as well as the familiar multi-land reconstruc-
tion project for the highway that has been in
the planning stages for several years.
The good news, said DOT Public Informa-
tion Director Tommie Speights, is that thp
resurfacing project has been funded and will
be completed in 2011.
The bad news, he said. is that the four
laning of Crawfordville Highway is still in
the design phase and no funding for right-
of-way acquisition or construction has been
The four laning project has been broken
into three sections, two of which were
discussed on March 12. The two sections
include, 5.6 miles from the Leon County line
to East Ivan Road, and 4.7 miles from East
Ivan Road to the Lost Creek Bridge.
The four lane project has a third segment

Tommie Speights discusses roads.
Photos by Keith Blackmar

University of Florida foot-
ball player Jim Tartt returned
home to Sopchoppy and
was presented with a Distin-
guished Citizen award by May-
or Robert Greener. Tartt was
a lineman on two Gator foot-
ball teams that won national
championships. "There's no-
body else in the world who
can say, 'I'm from Sopchoppy

and I have two national cham-
pionships.'" Greener told Tartt.
"We're proud of you because
everywhere you went you said
you were from Sopchoppy."
he added. Tartt is the son
of Leonard and Peggy Tartt.
City commissioners are Eddie
Evans, Martha Hodge Evans,
Richard Hardin, and Colleen

Artz asks for sewer

review in subdivision

At a workshop to discuss a
comprehensive sewer ordinance,
and just before the county ap-
plies for a $20 million loan to
expand sewer into the Wakulla
Gardens subdivision to alleviate
problems there, Commissioner
Lynn Artz asked other board
members to consider alterna-
tives re-platting, re-configuring
the subdivision to make it more
"smart growth."
At a workshop on Monday,
March 16, Artz said that the
commission has only heard one
side of the issue, and insisted
there were other ways to fix the
problems at Wakulla Gardens
without running sewer lines
up and down the neighbor-
hood streets. Artz, a medical
doctor, compared the situation
to having back pain and going
to a surgeon who recommends
surgery, but a physical therapist

might suggest exercises that
could relieve the pain..
"We've only looked at one
path," Artz said. "We haven't
explored other options."
Wakulla Gardens and sev-
eral other subdivisions were
platted before the county had
zoning, and typically designed
with very small lots with septic
tanks, and in some cases, wells.
Other antiquated subdivisions
that don't conform to modem
zoning requirements are Mag-
nolia Gardens, Greiner's Addi-
tion, and Lake Ellen Estates.
The county is set to apply for
a loan through the state revolv-
ing fund, plus other state grants
and even federal stimulus mon-
ey, to pay for the $20 million
project that includes adding
lines to Wakulla Gardens and
upgrading the wastewater treat-
ment plant to advanced treat-
ment standards.
Continued on Page 9A

Wakulla will continue an athletic link to FSU

Longtime Florida State University
football coach Bobby Bowden will
be featured at a Wakulla County golf
The Seminole Boosters announced
that the legendary head football
coach will be the featured guest at
the Houston Taft Scholarship Golf
Tournament at Wildwood Country
Club on Monday, April. 27. Bowden
will play in the charity golf tourna-
ment, which has a 12:30 p.m. shotgun
Proceeds from the tournament,
which is sponsored by Wakulla Bank,
fund an endowed scholarship honor-
ing longtime Wakulla County resident
Houston Taft who was a former FSU
baseball player. The scholarship funds
the cost of a scholarship for one stu-
dent-athlete from Wakulla County
with Nigel Bradham, a Wakulla High
graduate, the first recipient.

"I want to give credit to the Semi-
noles of Wakulla County for creating
this scholarship in Houston Taft's
honor and for creating a tournament
format that has become the model
for other groups around the state,"
said Seminole Booster President
Andy Miller. "It's great to see so
many Wakulla County folks turning
out to honor a great Seminole and to
get involved with FSU athletics. We
welcome all of our Wakulla County
neighbors to join the Boosters and
buy season tickets and come have
some fun with us right down the
Seminole Boosters is comprised
of more than 14,000 individuals who
make tax-deductible contributions,
ranging from $60 to more than $6,000
per year, to pay the cost of scholar-
Continued on Page 5A

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Read Daily

New dock will be lower than planned

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The Wearing of

St. Paddy Green!

"The Wearing of the Green"
is an old Irish street ballad
from 1798. It is about the Irish
Rebellion. Wearing a shamrock
back then was a sign of rebel-
lion and green was the color of
the revolutionists. (Red was the
sign for the British representing
the blood they had spilled.)
During this period of time, if
anyone displayed such sym-
bols, (which were considered
ant-establishment insignia),
they were hanged.
* Today when St. Patrick's
Day rolls around, we don our
green, wear our shamrocks and
celebrate with never a thought
of the Irish Rebellion or of be-
ing hanged, but rather of sing-
ing' and dancing and drinking
green beer. The worst offender
is Nurse Judy. She loves a good
party and some of her costumes
rival those of the Sweet Potato
Queens. I don't allow her any
beer since I am a teetotaler,
and she's. silly enough without
alcohol but she still goes all out
on March 17 with green beads,
white panty hose with little
shamrocks embroidered on
them, and every kind of green
spangled piece of clothing and
*accessory she can find.
Having once been a school
teacher, I feel it my duty to
educate Nurse Judy whenever
possible. Therefore, I wanted to
discuss the more serious side of
this occasion with her. When
I tried to grasp this teachable
moment, she would have no
part of it. "Just let me enjoy
myself for once," she said plain-
tively. "Tis no sin to celebrate
bein' a jee Irish lass."
"Nurse Judy," I laughed, "You
ate no more Irish than I am, and
Im sorry to have to tell you, but
you are a fat cry from 'wee'."
She bristled at that I am
very chic and very popular," she
said. "How can you object to
me having a little fun?"
"You just go too far over the
edge, way too excessive. You've
dyed your hair green, wrapped
yourself in this color from head

to toe, wear Leprechaun shoes,
and have a shamrock painted
on your cheek. No one can take
that much green. It's not even
a very pretty color,"
What do you mean?" she
retorts. "Grass is green, leaves
are green, money is green and
cute little frogs are green."
"That's true," I respond, but
green can also be an ugly color
or have an ugly meaning."
"Name one," she says.
"Slime-green slime."
"That's only one," she says
forgetting that she only asked
for one.
"Green mold, greenhorn,
green-eyed monster," I shoot
There's a pause, then "Green
thumb," she shouts trium-
I think a minute, trying to
get back to my original mission.
"Greenacre," I say.
"No fair. That's a TV show."
"I was not referring to Green
Acres, the TV show. I was re-
ferring to Greenacre."
"What's that?" she asked sus-
Ah, she had played right
into my hands. I was going to
teach her something whether
she liked it or not. "Greenacre,"
I explained, "is a word that is
used whenever workers are
loading or unloading and the
sling they are using breaks and
spills the goods."
Nurse Judy looked confused.
"That makes no sense. How
did they come up with that
"Well," I said, self-satisfac-
tion written all over my face,"
back in 1837, they were hanging
a man named James Greenacre,
a horrible murderer who cut his'
victim into pieces, and as they
strung him up, the rope broke.
Do you see the connection?"
She gave me a long look.
"And just what does this have
to do with St. Patrick's Day? "
I just stood there. I had got-
ten so far off track I couldn't
think of any way to answer her
Finally she said, "Well, are
you going to the party with
me or not?"
,"Just as soon as I throw on
my green dress and heels, my
little shamrock earrings and
my green beads," I say. Happy
St.Patrick's Day. We'll have that
lesson next year.
More later,

Judy Conlin and her alter ego
write from Havana.

Seeking like thinkers

Editor, The News:
I am looking for a group of
like-minded people those
who genuinely seek Bible-
based truth, who do not ob-
kerve such pagan traditions
as Christmas, Easter, and
the Sunday Sabbath. We can
put our prayers together to
solve problems, not just lull

ourselves into a false sense
of security with many words,
embrace our heavenly father's
love for us and rejoice in the
Lord with food and wine at
my home in Panacea.
Write to me at 12 Lake Es-
say Drive, Panacea FL 32346.
Bob Wandpflug

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Editor, The News,
The extreme emotions that
have surfaced on either side of
the issue, as a result of Sheriff
Harvey's actions on Friday, Feb.
20, and the following days can
be taken in a number of ways.
It is upsetting to the sheriff's
followers that others in the
county are not at all supportive
of the Sheriff's actions that
evening. To them, the sheriff
has done many positive things
for Wakulla County, is Dean
of Sheriffs' and has devoted
30 years to helping Wakulla
Is it possible to be support-
ive of the sheriff while at the
same time not being support-
ive of his actions?
To others, this loyalty to the
sheriff seems to take a higher
level of importance than does
the .enforcement of our laws.
This "extreme loyalty" defies
ethical boundaries as well
as common sense to most.
In a television poll, 84 per-
cent of those responding felt
that further investigation was

ing loyalty from the law
warranted. Do the sheriff's tives to step in when WCSO erate under a different set
followers think that drinking is involved in what appeared laws. The way that this hita
and driving really isn't such to be a cover up. That is their run has been handled seem
a big deal? Do the 200 or 300 job. The reports from WCSO on be indicative of a larger, pe
people who signed a petition what had happened changed sive problem at WCSO.
in support of Sheriff Harvey re- mipute-by-minute, day-by-day For example, the rec
ally believe that it is alright to constantly contradicting them- incident at the Crawfordi
have a few drinks and then hit selves as they tried to get the Wal-Mart with a WSCO
a vehicle and leave the scene story "right." Citizens wanted ployee shoplifting where
of the accident, not offering the truth. charges were filed, is anot
help to those you hit? Surely To try to bring Mr. Creel example of this apparent.
not. This is enough to get even into what has happened is sim- ferent set of rules.
many of Sheriff Harvey's own ply diverting attention from Sometimes we can gel
loyal followers to think twice, what is really going on. He is caught up with emotions I
and many have. not part of the problem either, we can completely lose sigh
Yet, there is a small band It is no wonder that tempers our own moral compass.
of the sheriff's followers who are flaring, sheriff does need his supp
seem to be saying exactly that, What message do we want ers to re-evaluate procedi
and saying "what's the big to send our youth by saying and all work together to ra
deal?" And, then they blame that this type of behavior that bar and be proud o
Commissioner Kessler who is acceptable. Can we fault again of WCSO and our elect
at the people's request, asked the youth when they do the officials. It would be a sh&
for an investigation into the same? to simply sweep this under
matter. It's time to raise the bar rug and go back to business
Mr. Kessler was simply do- and expect our local officials usual, having learned noth
ing his job by encouraging a as well as those on the state So far however, we are hear
complete investigation. He is and national levels to abide by nothing but the sound
not the problem. In a similar the same laws as the rest of very large broom coming f
situation involving a county us. It appears to many that the .every level of government
owned vehicle, we would WCSO, and those who are the Denice Sparks
expect our elected representa- "extreme loyals" to WCSO, op- Chatsworth, Calif,

s to


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ht of
s as
of a

Program can help with medical costs
Editor, The News; one to three months, and in a few employees to do a lot Zelda Barron
To people on Part D Pre- rare cases of more months. of work. Crawfordville
scription Drug Plan under You have to apply through
Medicare: Florida Department of Chil- ou ll ting
If you are on Medicare and dren and Families and it is a OUun II Will be m ee
have no other drug coverage nightmare. If you have ques-
or health coverage that pays tions about how and what to The Wakulla County Coalition for Youth Council invites the
part or all of your prescription do, please call Florida Legal citizens of Wakulla County to its quarterly council meeting
drugs, you may be entitled to Services, Prescription Drug scheduled foT Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
"share of cost." Help Line, (this is no charge). the TCC Wakulla Center. The TCC Wakulla Center is located
"Medically Needed" is a Ask for Bbnnie Koan or Ann at 5 Crescent Way in Crawfordville.
drug program you apply for Swarbich at 1 (800) 436-6001. The purpose of this meeting is to educate the community
through Florida Department Your local DCF number is of the many resources available to the children, youth and
of Children and Families (DCF) 926-0980 in Crawfordville or families of Wakulla County. For more information, call Antonio
Department of Family Servic- 488-067.5. It is a DCF and Medi- Johnson at 875-8611, ext. 286.
es. It is based on two things; care Combined Drug Program.
your monthly income (if you When you call any of these For online community calendar
are married the two combined) numbers be prepared to wait
and how much you incur or or have your number for a call VISit www.thewakullanews.com
spend on all medical, services back. D.C.F. and Florida Legal and click on calendar.
(except dental) in periods from Aid are very busy with only
A A **EU I U A 1 II I *

There is a dust

cloud in Wakulla

Editor, The News:
Lately, there have been
numerous editorials attacking
Mr. Kessler over his stance on
Sheriff Harvey's mishaps. I am
disappointed with their tone
which is caustic and bitter. But
more importantly, I am disap-
pointed with their implied
acceptance of complacency
within our government,
In Commissioner Kessler we
have a fervent public servant,
committed to transparency
and accountability within the
county. It seems that his op-
ponents are more concerned
with his current focus on
Sheriff Harvey than with the
untold good he brings to the
citizens and the county. Too
often we have content public
officials unwilling to demand
elevated standards of conduct
from their peers. It is this sort
of atmosphere which breeds
dishonesty and corruption.
Regardless of his subject of
inspection, we should ap-
plaud Mr. Kessler's fervency.
Mr. Kessler has turned an
equally introspective eye on
other public persons whose
behavior smacked of dishon-
esty, corruption or double
There are those in this
county who have abandoned
this vigilance out of indigna-
tion that Mr. Kessler would

dare call for investigations
into Sheriff Harvey. Ladies
and gentlemen, this sort of
watchfulness must be encour-
aged. Let me draw a hypo-
thetical. Should Mr. Kessler
prevail and gain a completely
independent investigation of
Sheriff Harvey, it would be to
the benefit of all. Allegations
about Mr. Meggs' and Sheriff
Harvey's personal relationship
would dissipate. We, as citi-
zens, could rest easy without
suspicion of a quid pro quo
arrangement between the
two. We would also gain a
precedent, the precedent that,
regardless of one's station in
life, all will be beholden to
equal scrutiny and level access
to justice;
I fear, however, that this
spate of editorials will' suc-
ceed in its task of throwing
up a dust cloud, obscuring the
origins of this controversy. We
must remember that the issue
is not Mr. Kessler's tireless
work on behalf of the citizens,
transparency in government
or accountability on the part
of officials. This issue is to
ensure that Sheriff Harvey
has not and does not receive
privileged treatment because
of his position.
David Lee
Shell Point

Promise Land will

raise money at event

Editor, The Newss
Everyone at Promise Land
Ministries Lighthouse want
to thank the community for
reaching out to us in our time
of need. The support you have
shown to us, 'and the work
that we do has truly touched
each of us.
We are almost done with
all the updates and are thank-
ful for everyone's help. We
are still short of our financial
goal for completion and want
to remind everyone that we
will be holding a huge yard
sale on March 21, from 7 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
All proceeds will be used
to supplement the recent

improvements made to the
Ministry. Hutton's Seafood
will be sponsoring a benefit
fish fry dinner which will be
available from 10:30 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Everything will be held
onsite at 20 Church Road.
To find us, take Spring Creek
Highway toward Shell Point
Beach. Turn left on to Shell
Point Beach Road and you will
see Promise Land Ministries
Lighthouse on your right. We
look forward to seeing you
all there.

Glenn Hamel


Thursday, March 19, 2009
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Crawfordville
United Methodist Church in the education center at 7 p.m.
The meeting is open to anyone, regardless of the type of
cancer. For information, call 926-6050.
COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB meets at Posey's Up the Creek
in Panacea at:noon.
the public library at 7 p.m.
MEN'S FRATERNITY OF WAKULLA, a fellowship of men
who gather to share and support one another in the quest
for authentic manhood, meets "outback" (behind)
Cornerstone Ministries at 6:30 p.m. For more information,
call at 508-2560.
ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.
VFW BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 2009
AA meets at the American Legion Building next to the
Women's Club in 'Crawfordville with an open meeting at
8 p.m. There are also open meetings .
DAN SCHUTTE, composer of "Here I Am, Lord," will perform
in a free concert at Crawfordville United Methodist Church
at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB meets at the public
library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets at St. Teresa's Episcopal
Church in Medart from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meets at the senior center
at 1 p.m.
PICKIN" 'N' GRINNIN' JAM SESSION will be held at the
senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
AARP TAX AIDE is offered at the public library from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
YOUTH RALLY will be hosted by the Christian Worship
Center's Youth and Drama Ministries at the church, 3922
Coastal Highway, in Medart from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
MEN'S FRATERNITY OF WAKULLA meets at First Baptist
Church of Crawfordville at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 23, 2009
SAVVY SENIOR, a monthly healthy living outreach for
older adults, will be held at the senior center beginning
at 10:30 a.m. This month's speaker will be Mary Groble,
R.N,, BSN, on "Communicating Effectively with Your
Physicians." The event is sponsored by Capital Health Plan.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
AARP TAX AIDE is offered at the public library from 4 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
BOOK BUNCH, for pre-school and home school families,
meets at the public library at 10:30 a.m.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will meet at the senior center
at 12:45 p.m.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville
Highway at 7 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.
Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
AA meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.
AARP TAX AIDE is offered at the senior center from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
BOOK BABIES, for infants and toddlers, will be held at the
public library at 10:30 a.m.
BOOK NOOK. for children in grades K-5, is 10:30 a.m. and
1 p.m.
BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior citizens center
at 10:30 a.m.
at the lodge at Wakulla Springs State Park, in the dogwood
room, beginning at 6 p.m.
LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 2 p.m.

More Letters to the Editor

THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 19, 2009 Page 3A

Loss of school funding

They are a great bunch of kids is nothing to smile about

Editor, The Newst J.D., were all super. The po- I just have to tell somebody
I just wanted to say thank tential was there for one heck how wonderfully they all
you to a bunch of Wakulla of a brawl, since 4ir Soft was behaved. Their parents need
teenagers (ages 13 to 15) who in the mix, but they all got to know that they were really
arrived at my house Friday, along beautifully, ,cknowledg- an amazing bunch of guys,
Feb. 27 to celebrate my son's ing differences #ad working and they can hang out at my
birthday, around them. I won't use last house.anytime.
Riley, Dylan, A.J., Will, Con- names, to lessen he potential Melinda Waters
nor, Dillon, Joey, Daniel, and embarrassment t them, but Crawfordville

Wakulla County remains split
Editor, The Newss They have never met me. fight for us, I will never know,
There is no denying that They don't know who I am, but I thank him. "The ultimate
this county is split when it what I believe in| or my love measure of a man is not where
comes to politics and in our for this county. All that would he stands in moments of
own personal views about matter is that I supported comfort and convenience, but
the people who we voted for Howard Kessler, nd that is where he stands at times of
and for the people who were enough. challenge and controversy."
elected. Hate destroys 11 objectiv- I applaud Howard Kessler
But, I don't see why there ity. It can destroy a person's for all of his work, and ef-
is so much animosity between sense of values. Beautiful forts on behalf of all of us in
the people in our commu- Wakulla County is ,ot the old- the county, who believe it or
nity. Why is there this intense timers county, or the new-bees not, have benefited from his
hostility? I know that some county. This is our county. efforts,
people will dislike me simply Commissioner Kessler is Sue Damon
because I supported Howard dedicated to helping our com- Crawfordville
Kessler. munity. Why he continues to

Give yard sale fplks a break!

Editor, The News: people who may need grocery county would charge someone
Recently, I was riding money is ridiculous. Does the who needs to sell their items
around on Saturday morning county know that people are from home. I did find one of
looking for yard sales and saw losing their jobs."paying more the sheriff office employees
that Hudson Park had several for gas, and groceries are more at the park trying to sell a
people there and I stopped expensive?. Should we be ask- few things. I suggest that the
by. I was informed that the ing if the county parks and county commission reconsider
sheriff's office I think, was recreation department and the during these hard times and
making people pay to set up county commissioners care if think about the people who
there or they would have to people are having hard times, are in need. I would hate to
leave. Some of these people Isn't the park for the public? come up to the next com-
probably wouldn't even make If you are going to make mission meeting and tell you
$15 for the day. people pay for Hudson Park, what I really think. You will be
I think that the sheriff's can someone go to Azalea fanning your rear end when I
office has more important Park? Are you going to charge get through.
things to do than collect mon- them also? I heard that ABC
ey at the park when someone Storage will let anyone come Mary Pitts
drives in to sell items from to his property and sell their Ochlockonee Bay
home. Collecting money from items. I can't believe that our

We do have a dog in the fight

Editor, The News:
I fear we are in for a run of
rough economic times with
people losing their jobs and
homes. This can have a dire
emotional effect on the entire
family, especially our children.
With the trillions of dollars
flying out of the White House
and Congress, our students
and their offspring will be
burdened for many years. I
also imagine our school board
will vote to raise our taxes
next year.
Our school superinten-
dent's smiling face should not
have been placed under the
headline that read, "School
cuts may include salaries
and jobs." If you had to use a
filler, you should have picked
a somber-looking picture to
match the headline because
salary and job- cuts are noth-
ing to smile about unless his
"rollback" isn't going to hurt
that much.
Let's take drastic, bold steps
to keep the cuts from hurting
our students. Our 67 district
school boards cost $63,697,269
a year (based on 2006-07
Financial Profiles of Florida
School Districts). The 2008-09
report was not available yet.
Based on the data from 41
states, Florida school boards

have the highest salaries in
the nation, plus full benefits
(retirement, health insurance,
life insurance, alternative
benefits, travel reimbursement
and membership dues).
I attempted to contact
all 50 state school boards
and the Virgin Islands, 41
responded back. The results
will shock youl The follow-
ing states do not pay their
school board members a sal-
ary, therefore they do not pay
all the benefits of a salaried
position: Alabama, Arkansas,
Arizona, Colorado, Connecti-
cut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas,
Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missis-
sippi, Missouri, Montana, New
England, Nevada, New Jersey,
New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South Dakota, Tennes-
see, Utah, Vermont, Virginia,
Washington, West Virginia,
Wyoming. These states con-
sider their elected board mem-
bers to be volunteers who
provide an indispensable ser-
vice. Some of these states pay
a per diem (stipend) ranging
from $30 to $750 per, month
for a district with a student
population of 100,000 or more.
Several districts said their
members will not accept, the

meeting compensation due to
the financial constraints on
their schools.
All school boards in New
York serve without pay with
the exception of five city
schools. California does not
have a mandatory stipend.
Their members do not have
to take the stipend which
is based on average daily
student attendance. A Cali-
fornia district with a student
population of 1,999 to 10,000
is paid a stipend of $240 a
month. Wakulla County, with
five stop lights and a student
population of 5,269, pays its
school board members (with
benefits) about $33,752.26 a
year or $2,812.68 a month. The
larger districts in Florida are
paid considerably more.
I have made 10 requests
for public information from
the Florida School Board As-
sociation in Tallahassee and
received nothing. What are
they hiding? Let's push for a
big rollback in Florida school
board compensation and use
that money to fund cuts that
directly affect our students in
the classrooms.
Donna Sanford

Grocery store needs a wheelchair

Editor, The News:
I had a very bad experi-
ence last weekend at our local
Winn-Dixie. I have recently
been handicapped and require
special accommodations when
I need to grocery shop.
In the past, every time
I have gone to Winn-Dixie
the one and only motorized
wheelchair has been nearly
broken. Since I only had a few
things to get on this shopping
trip, I asked my husband to

go with me and push me in
the store provided regular
wheelchair. Needless to say,
it was broken.
I expressed my concerns
to the manager and he re-
sponded to me with an at-
titude that there wasn't much
he could do about this situa-
tion. I explained to him that I
like shopping at Winn-Dixie,
but they were forcing me to
shop elsewhere because they
cannot provide handicapped,:

people with appropriate ac-
I would like to hear from
other people who have ex-
perienced similar situations
regarding their treatment
while attempting to shop at
Winn-Dixie. Please forward
your name, address and tele-
phone number to P.O. Box 334,
Crawfordville, FL 32326.
Bonnie M. Skeens

Editor, The News:
I am a Wakulla County
"transplant" ard pay a lot of
taxes as a result. So I do think
I have a right to voice my opin-
ion. I applaud Dr. Kessler in his
quest for honesty, 'Thanik yo6
Judge Walker excluded herself
and Mr. Mowery should do the
same. He is not serving the
best interest of the residents
of Wakulla County. Does he
not have ties to Sheriff Harvey
in the "business world?"
Sorry Mike, but we do "have
a dog in this fight." Taxpayers'
money is used to pay for the
sheriff's salary and all the
benefits. After 30 years, that
is a pretty penny: the sheriff's
vehicle and all the insurance
associated with it; the insur-
ance premium for the sheriff's
office and any payouts as a
result of negligence on the
part of any member.
Trust comes with honesty
and truth (the whole truth
and nothing but the truth as
Perry Mason movies taught

us). It is hard to trust someone
who does not have to abide by
the rules the rest of us do, as
stated by the deputy "investi-
gating" the hit and run. I am
appalled Sheriff Harvey did
rnot offer to' take a urine or
blood or field sobriety test.
He "only had one 1-ounce
drink and doesn't drink beer
or wine" according to a good
friend. What about the ac-
counting by the bartenders
from that night?'I bet that
story wouldn't fly if it was
'someone other than the sher-
iff himself. If he wasn't trying
to hide his consumption, he
would have reminded the
deputy of his duty and the
correct process. Why wasn't
he incarcerated like I 'would
have been?
We do have a dog in this
fight. Until an honest account-
ing is made, it is hard to ex-
pect the taxpayers of Wakulla
County to roll over and say
"ahhhhh, Harvey made a mis-
take. Now trust him." If the

other party files an insurance
claim against the sheriff's
office, taxpayers will be the
ones paying for it. If Harvey
wants to regain our trust, he
should pay the medical fees
for the woman and her.daugh-
ter. After all, he did not even
check to see if he had harmed
anyone., i
Sheriff Harvey needs to
earn the respect of those of us
who believe trust and truth are
very do:ely related. The letter
of apology seemed disingenu-
ous and merely an attempt to
satisfy Megg's request. I can
only imagine how the injured
party feels.
David Harvey might be the
most honest and trustworthy
nian in the county, but right
now, he is a disgrace. In my
opinion, Attorney Mowery
is taking care of personal in-
terests and his office should
step aside and Sheriff Harvey
should "come dean."
Valerie LaHart
Ochlockonee Bay

Please recognize social workers

Editor, The News;
March is National Social
Work Month which makes it
an appropriate time for us to
salute the valuable and impor-
tant job that social workers
provide all year long. When
life's challenges become over-
whelming, many people turn
to a social worker for help.
Here' at Big Bend Hospice,
we have 30 social workers
who serve as family support
.counselors, grief counselors
and Caring Tree counselors.
They work tirelessly with our
patients and families to help
them cope with the many
emotional and practical issues
that accompany a life limiting
illness. These dedicated profes-
sionals assist with everything

from coordinating community
resources to helping families
solve personal and financial
problems, to working through
the emotional pain of dealing
with an impending death.
They recognize the family
dynamics that are part of any
life threatening disease and
help patients reach out to con-
dude the important business
of giving and receiving love
and asking for and granting
forgiveness. Often it is the so-
cial worker who will pause to
recognize a special occasion in
a patient's life and make sure
that a birthday is celebrated
or a caregiver gets a night out.
Our wonderful social workers
are an important part of our
patient care team and our Big

Bend Hospice family.
The theme for the 2009
National Social Work Month
is "Social Work: Purpose &
Possibility." Time and again
I have witnessed the power-
ful results of social workers
both in' our organization and
in hospitals, nursing homes
and assisted living facilities
in recognizing and meeting
the needs of the people they
serve. On behalf of Big Bend
Hospice we applaud social
workers for their caring hearts
and their important contribu-
tions to our community.
Carla Braveman, RN, MEd,
President and CEO
Big Bend Hospice

Choose Involvement over Depression

Editor, The Newss
We see the unemployment
rate go up, neighbors worried
about their mortgages, and
prices keep soaring. We could
all just give up and sit around
being depressed, or we can
choose to be involved. How
we deal with this disturbing
time will make a difference in
our own lives and in our com-
Now is the time for each of
us to look out for our neigh-
bors and to share expertise
and experiences. This is the
focus of the 2009 Green Living
Expo and Education Fair. Your

neighbors have volunteered
to share their expertise and
practical experiences. Bring
the family and spend the day
at Riversprings Middle School
on Spring Creek Highway on
Saturday, March 21. It's free
and open from 9 to 4.
Take a look at the work-
shops being offered, the en-
tertainment, the vendors, the
children's activities, and the
variety of opportunities in
Expo Central. All are described
in the special section of The
Wakulla News. Sustainable
Big Bend considers the Expo
a catalyst to help us all adopt

sustainable practices that ben-
efit our personal lives and our
environment, too. Choose
involvement. It's our com-
Elinor Elfner

The imbalances of applying law

Editor, The News: disabili
All the people who are writ- with a
ing in saying Sheriff Harvey is robber
a great guy. made a inistake, front o:
and asked for forgiveness, are stream
missing the whole point of the pleading
dilemma. givenes
Of course he is a fine, as an a
compassionate man, with a tence.
wonderful family, who has Whe
served his county well. That is her
is a given, public
The whole point is what many c
about all the others who have system?
disobeyed the law, and stood over o
before judges, begging for als put
forgiveness. Do we' just for- of tho
give them all and let bygones system:
be bygones? What about the law? S
14-year-old teenage girl with consist
learning disabilities in the Tal-
lahassee Democrat last week
who was an accomplice in a
robbery, and has been in soli- Dr
tary confinement for two years Dr.
in Wakulla as part of a 7-year in F
sentence she just received. P
This is a travesty of justice Gr
and the people should be Ce
outraged. She asked for for-
giveness, too, and has learned
from her mistakes.
The point the hit-and-run
case brings the questions of the
equitableness of the law and Se
how it is applied. This issue
brings to light the inequities G o
of how the law is applied in
our society and this is what is C
riles the people -- it's not a I
personal issue regarding indi-
vidual personalities. Seni
Those who think it is about least 6:
"us" versus "them" or individ- a hom
uals are not seeing the forest against
for the trees. Our education home,
system should be training o
people to think and examine or just
deeper beyond the surface out eve
antagonisms and conflicts that debt. T
people are getting stuck in. ing in
Don't people realize that of their
every single person who com- den of
mits a violation is sorry and
asks for forgiveness, unless ments.
their heart is totally hardened The
and their conscience seared. losing
Judges see this all the time. are fre
Where is the concern over the hom
the 14-year-old with learning

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outcry for her, and the
others forgotten in the
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t above the concerns
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? Are some above the
wouldn't the law be
ent in its application?

Our democratic principles are
founded on this standard of
fairness and coisiitency and
justice. ;. '" "' ''."
Yes, these are dff fng
examples that are not compar-
ing apples and oranges, but
it brings up the whole point.
The imbalances of how the
law is applied, extremes of
harshness versus extremes
of leniency, is perhaps why
Socrates and Plato- said a. de-
mocracy can only last 200 to
300 years before it crumbles.
Are we, as mankind, going to
continue to repeat history; or
learn from it?
Janice McFarland

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patient records can be obtained at Dr. Robert,,.,
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nter: 35 Mike Stewart Drive, Crawfordville, FL"
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Lofton E. Crosby
Lofton Edward Crosby, 71,
of Tallahassee died Thursday,
March 12 in Tallahassee.
A graveside service will be
held at 10 a.m. Friday, March
20 at Woodville Cemetery.
A Leon County native and
a member of the Faith Ho-
liness House of Prayer in
Wakulla County, he loved to
ride motorcycles, work on his
tractor and visit with family
and friends.
Survivors include three
sons, Larry Wade Crosby and
wife Kathy of Wakulla County,
Michael Edward Crosby and
wife Carla of Woodville and
Lofton Glenn Crosby and
wife Julie of Tallahassee; a
daughter, Malinda Crosby
Poppell and husband Roger of
Woodville; two brothers, Paul
Crosby of Thomasville Ga. and
Jackie Crosby of Woodville; a
sister, Mary Martin of Green-
ville; six grandchildren, Savan-
nah Crosby, Brandi Crosby, Bo
H. Crosby and wife Christy,
Donald Ray Hoover, Jr.' and
wife Jodi, Shawn Quinton
Connell and Kaitlin Dale Pop-
pell; six great- grandchildren,
Linda Marie H. Crosby, John
Glenn H. Crosby, Bo Wesley
H. Crosby, Savannah Salazar,
Donald Ray Hoover III and
Joshua Thomas Hoover.
Beggs Funeral Home in
Tallahassee is in charge of the

Dewitt Gavin
Dewitt Gavin, 79, of Craw-
fordville died Thursday, Feb.
The service was held Sat-
urday, 'March 14, at House of
Funeral Associates Chapel in
Tallahassee, with burial at
Walker Cemetery in Craw-
He was a retired domestic
House of Funeral Associ-
ates Chapel in Tallahassee
was in charge of the arrange-

James L. Harley
James Lee "Jimmy" Har-
ley, Sr., 66, of Tallahassee
died Friday, March 13 at the
Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice
House. A gathering of family
Ivan Assembly of God
202 Ivan Church Road
S Crawfordville
Pastor, ,
Daniel Cooksey
"Come & Worship Wi1h Us"
Sunday School......................... 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship..............:........ 11 a.m.
Evening Worship........................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service..................7 p.m.
& Youth Service .....................7 p.m.
Royal Rangers 7 p.m.
Missionettes 7 p.m.

Panacea Park

Baptist Church
24 Mission Read, Panacea
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.
Pastor, Jerry Spears

and friends was held Monday,
March 16 at Culley's Meadow-
Wood Timberlane Road Cha-
pel to honor Jimmy's memory.
In lieu of flowers memorials
may be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308, or
a charity of your choice.
Jimmy was born March
21, 1942 in Orlando and was
raised in Marianna. He gradu-
ated from Marianna High
School and worked for the
Tallahassee Police Depart-
ment and retired from the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement. Jimmy received
his A.A. from Chipola Jr. Col-
lege; a B.A. from FSU in Social
Work; and his M.A. from FSU
in Criminology. Jimmy was a
man with unconditional love
for his family and friends. He
was known for his generosity
and kindness to everyone. He
had a great love and respect
for animals and nature. He
enjoyed fishing, camping and
music. s
Survivors include his wife of
46 years, Cathy Domengeaux
Harley of Tallahassee; a son,
James Lee "Jimmy" Harley,
Jr. and wife Tracie of Talla-
hassee; his daughter Toshia
Harley Brown and husband
Al of Medart; five grandchil-
dren, Allison Brown, Garrett
Brown, Mackenzie Harley,
Brooklynn Harley and Peyton
Harley; a sister, Ann Harley
Schildt; a sister-in-law, Dora
and husband Mason Daniel of
Lawrenceville, Ga.; and many
dose friends.
Culley's MeadowWood
Funeral Home in Tallahassee
was in charge of the arrange-

Marjorie M. M, Jordan
Marjorie McGlamory Miller
Jordan of Tallahassee died on
Thursday, March 5.
Memorial services were
held Wednesday, March 11
at Antioch Baptist, Church.
In lieu of flowers,, memorial
contributions be made to ei-
ther Big Bend Hospice 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, FL 32308, and/or the Leon
County Animal Service Center,
1125 Easterwood Drive, Tal-
lahassee, FL 32,308.

A Wakulla United.
Methodist Church
1 Sunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 10 am.'
Sunday Worship-11 a.m.'
Wednesday'Service 7 p.m.
1584 Old Woodville Rd.
Wakulla Station
Pastor Janice Henry Rinehart

Sunday Worship 9 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
uVasto tiUt IIoais
(850) 984-0127

( Crawfordville United

Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Tony Rosenberger 926-7209
Ochlockonte & Arnrn Road "Come Grow With Us" www.crawfordville-uam.org

117 Curtis Mill Road, Sopchoppy

Sunday School 9.45 AM
Church Office Morning Worship 11AM
962-7822 AWANA CLUB 5PM
Evening Worship 6 PM

Wednesday PM Prayer Meeting,
Youth & Children's Programs
Dr. Bill Jenkins, Pastor
David Alien, Associate Pastor/Student Minister
Randy Anderson, Minister of Music
Jerry Evans, Mike Crouch, Bernie Kemp Musicians -"--

A native of Early County,
Ga., she had lived In Tallahas-
see since 1959.,
Survivors include her hus-
band, Alan Jordan of Tallahas-
see; a daughter, Penny Thomas
and Lewis; a grandson, Joshua
of Tallahassee; a son, Kevin
Miller of Milan, Italy; two
biological brothers and two
sisters, Sidney McGlamory of
Crawfordville, Ted McGlamory
of Quincy, Betty Cleveland of
Blakely, Ga. and Joyce Gar-
rison of Ocala; her favorite
niece, Carolyn McGlamory of
Quincy; special friends, Joanie
Duegner, Pam Elrod, and Tam-
my Trice, all of Tallahassee;
adopted brothers, Joyce Pack
of Pascagoula, Miss. and Lupe
Rodgers of Crawfordville; and
many nieces and nephews.
Beggs Funeral Home in Tal-
lahassee was in charge of the

Roland H. Lytle
Roland H. "Tad" Lytle, 64
of Port Charlotte, formerly
of Osprey, Nokomis and Tal-
lahassee, died March 6.
He was born on June 28,
1944 in Osprey and was a U.S.
Navy Vietnam veteran. His
loves included hunting, fish-
ing and motorcycling.
Survivors include his son
Roland and Rachele of Engle-
wood and Robert of Wakulla
County; a daughter, Lytle of
Havana; and- six grandchil-
James A. McKee Funeral
Homes in North Port was in
charge of the arrangements.

Judson E. McAlpin, Srt.
Judson "Mac" Earl McAlpin,
Sr., 72, of Crawfordville died

St. Elizabeth -
Ann Seton, m '
Catholic C
"Mass 9 a.m. Sunday ,
SSunday Sh6ol10a:.iii -
Father lam'es MacGee, Pastor
3609 Coastal Hwy. (US,98)
926-1797 j

Friday, March 13 in Tallahas-
The funeral service was
held Wednesday, March 18 at
Grace Baptist Church. Burial
followed at the Paul and An-
nette Strickland Cemetery.
A native of Greensboro, Fla.,
he lived in Wakulla County
since 1960. He was a member
of Grace Baptist Church and
served in the United States
Navy. He retired as a captain
with the Wakulla County Sher-
iffs Office. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather
and friend. He was a singer
with the Panhandle Pride
Band, a devoted Gator fan,
loved hunting, fishing and
watching his grandchildren.
He was from a large family of
brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife
of 49 years, Annie Strickland
McAlpin of Crawfordville; a
son, Judson "Judd" Earl McAl-
pin, Jr. and wife Michele of
Crawfordville; a daughter, Rita
Parmer and husband Jeff of
Crawfordville; six grandchil-
dren, Jeremy Parmer, Amy Par-
mert Georgia McAlpin, Zach
McAlpin, Katie Faircloth and
Hunter McAlpin; a brother,
Thomas McAlpin and wife
Ethel of Tallahassee; two
sisters, Girdie Strickland of
Greensboro and Ettie Mae
Wheeler of Charlotte, N.C; and
many loved nieces, nephews
and friends.
Harvey -Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.

Cecil Nichols
Cecil Nichols, 78, of Pana-
cea died Tuesday, March 10 in

1255 Rehwinkel Rd.
At the corner of Rehwinkel Rd. & US 98
Holy Eucharist
10:30 am
Sunday School Provided
The Reverend Roy Lima
0 926-1742

Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Early Worship 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Mornin WXnrshim 1 1:00 a m

Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
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First Baptist Church WEDNESDAY
CRAWFORDVILLE Fellowship Meal 6:00 p.m.
3086 Crawfordville Hwy. (call for reservations)
(South of the Courthouse) Children's Events 6:30 p.m.
Church Office: 926-7896 Student Worship 7:00 p.m.
www.fbce.embarqspace.com Prayer/Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

an evening of Reflection and Music

Crawfordville United Methodist Church
176 Ocilfockpinee Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327
7:00 TM Friday, March 20, Concert
9:00 .AJM Saturday, March 21, Service & Ministry Workshop
(both events wi trun approxinately two fwurs)

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The funeral service was
held Friday, March 13 at
Panacea Full Gospel Church.
Burial followed at Panacea
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Children's Lighthouse, 7771
Mahan Drive, Tallahassee,
FL 32309.
He was a wonderful hus-
band, father, brother, grand-
father and great-grandfather.
He was owner and operator
of his own business for many
years. He was a member of
the American Legion, VFW,
Highway Patrol Auxiliary
and a deacon at Panacea Full
Gospel Church. He was the
first president of the Panacea
Water System. While serving
in the United States Army, he
was part of a team that tested
the atom bomb and was one
of the first Geiger counter
Survivors include his wife
of 48 years, Lona Nichols of
Panacea; three sons, Glenn
Strickland, Rody Strickland
and Lesley Cecil Smith; a
daughter, Judy Smith; six
grandchildren, John "J.J."
Strickland, Glenn Whaley,
Rody Guy Strickland; Donnie
Strickland, Ashly Brently and
Alysha Strickland; nine great-
grandchildren; five sisters,
Hannah Harrell, Janette Fraga-
kis, Liz Cloud, Ruthie Paterson
and Kathleen Keller; and a
brother, Oscar Nichols.
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.


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Patricia R. Noah
Patricia Noah, 60, of Holly-
wood died Wesneday, March
11 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was
held Saturday March 14 at St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton church.
A native of Milwaukee Wis.,
she was self employed in the
cleaning industry.
Survivors include her sons,
Albert E. Noah, Jr. and Keith
E. Noah, both of Hollywood;
her mother, Ruth E. Balchuk
of Crawfordville; four broth-
ers, Douglas C. Balchuck of
Kissimmee, and Kenneth P.
Balchuck, Paul E. Balchuck
and Stephen L. Balchuck, all
of Crawfordville; and numer-
ous nieces, nephews and dear
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home in Crawfordville was in
charge of the arrangements.

More Obituaries
on Page 5A

Youth rally set
The Christian Worship
Center Youth and Drama Min-
istries in Medart will host a
Wakulla County church-wide
Youth Rally Saturday, March
21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at
3922 Coastal Highway.
There will be drama, sing-
ing, praise and worship while
youth shares its talent

Church of Wakulla County
Hwy. 98, Across from WHS
Web site:
Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Pre-School M-F (3-5 Years)
Pastor Vicar Bert Matlock
Church 926-7808 Pre-School 926-5557

Christ Church
S o Anglican
Sopchopy sunday
United8:30am Service
IA9:30am Adult Bible Class
SMethodist 10:30am Children's Class
Church 10:30am Service
Church Nursery available

Thursday 10:30 am Adult Bible Study
Wednesday 6:30 pm Supper and
Children, Youth and Adult Bible Classes
4340 Crawfordville Highway

(Lake Ellen Baptist Church
P 11 nN ^experienced the debut ofthe first
Ell "ACTS 1:8 Renewal Weekend"
M 0 in Florida. Teammembers.from
SJU 5 states converged on the church
for a weekend of awesome
C testimonies and teaching. Team
members are lay persons and/or
Mission Service Corps or full time missionaries and come at
their own expense. The "Acts 1:8 Renewal Weekend" is a part
of the Church Renewal Journey a ministry of the North
American Mission Board and the Florida Baptist Convention.,
The weekend focused on the challenge Jesus gave to his
disciples in Acts 1:8. The purpose is to inspire the Church to be
involved in their Jerusalem (local ministries); their Judea (state
ministries); their Samaria (national ministries); and to the ends
of the earth (international ministries).
Go to the "churchrenewaljouney.net" website for more
information regarding the different weekends available"or
contact Pastor Keith Wallace at (850) 926-5265 or Terry Land
at (850) 251-2473 for more information.

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Continued from Page 1A
,,And since it's state funds.
the most money that could be
offered is the land's appraised
Mike Pruitt and Billy Bish-
op. of the city's Waterfront
Florida committee made a
pitch to commissioners show-
ing a concept drawing of what
such a park could look like:
a grassy area where people
could put down blankets and
throw frisbees, a day dock for
boaters, and a pavilion-amphi-
theatre where events could
take place.
"A successful waterfront is
not high-rise or residential,"
Bishiop said, "because you're
trying to attract people day
and night" to the water.
Bishop also said the city
would preserve remains of
the old railroad trestle from
the 1840s when trains crossed
over the St. Marks River on the

Continued from Page 1A
The scholarships benefit
the 350-plus men and women
who compete for Florida State.
In addition to funding the cost
of scholarships, at more than
$9 million per year, Seminole
Boosters also funds facility
enhancements and many other
projects. Those donors who
join Seminole Boosters receive

Continued from Page 4A
Nancy U. Preacher
SNancy Ulylane Preacher, 64,
of Tallahassee died Tuesday,
March 10 in Tallahassee.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, March 14 at Bevis
Funeral Home. The committal
service followed at Bethel UMC
Cemetery. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center
Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
a She was born on February
5, 1945, at the Dale Mabry AFB
Hospital in Tallahassee. She
worked for 20 years at both
Prescott Supply and England's
florist where she was a re-
tired bookkeeper. She attended
'hite Baptist Church in Wood-'
Survivors include four chil-
dren, William Beane and Mindy,
Nina Scott and Will, Shannon
Mitchell and Brian and Ron
Preacher and Gabby; eight
grandchildren, Crystal Williams
and Brian, Jennifer Justice and
Jami, Elizabeth Horn, Lashley
Mitchell, Zariah Preacher, Lara
Mitchell, Alexander Mitchell,
and Ronny Preacher; four great-
grandchildren, Hunter Vinzant,
Braxton Justice, Libby Justice
and Wyatt Williams; and one
great-grandchild on the way.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tal-
lahassee. was in charge of the
Annie B. Spivey
Annie Belle Spivey, 95, of
Tallahassee died Sunday, March
8 at the Margaret Z. Dozier
Hospice House of Big Bend
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way to Port Leon part of the
city's history.
Another facet of the mak-
ing the town more tourist
friendly is the plan to create
a boardwalk all around the
city's waterfront. As part of
that, the state Office of Green-
ways and Trails reported that
construction of the portion of
the riverwalk over state lands
should be underway soon.
The city has already con-
structed a portion of the river-
walk along the St. Marks River
at the boat ramp that abruptly
stops at the state lands.
The state reported that ap-
parently the city's riverwalk
stops three feet short of the
property line and that there
would need to be an exten-
sion to meet up with the
boardwalk planned by the
That boardwalk is proposed
to have an observation deck to
look out onto the river.

priority for parking and tickets
and other benefits.
"It is through events like
this, and the scholarships that
are endowed, that young men
and women are able to secure
a top-quality education," said
Steve Brown, a founding mem-
ber of the tournament commit-
tee. "We encourage everyone to
buy season tickets and to join

Saturday March 21 at Culley's
MeadowWood Riggins Road
Chapel in Tallahassee.
A longtime resident of Cleve-
land, Ohio, she was a retired
teacher in the public school
system. She moved to Craw-
fordville in 2005 and was of the
Methodist faith. /
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Esther Clayton-Kennon and
husband Wil, and a son, Wil-
liam McNeal Bosby, all of Craw-
fordville, and a good friend and
neighbor, Doris
Hart and husband Walter,
three grandchildren, 11 great-
grandchildren; and a great-
great-granddaughter., .
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-,
neral Home in Tallahassee was
in charge of the arrangements,
Monroe A. Thompson
Monroe A. Thompson, 99,
of Sopchoppy died Thursday,
March. 12 in Sopchoppy.
The funeral service was
held Tuesday, March 17 at
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordviile. Burial followed
at West Sopchoppy Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Apostolic Pen-
tecostal Church, 1845 Curtis
Mill Road. Sopchoppy, FL 32358,
or to the West Sopchoppy
Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 37,
Sopchoppy, FL 32358.
' A native of McIntyre, he
moved to the Curtis Mill com-
munity when he was three
years old. He loved the out-
doors, fishing, hunting, garden-
ing, hoeing and pulling weeds.
He was a member of The Ap-
ostolic Pentecostal Church of
Curtis Mill.

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In other matters:
City Commissioner Phil
Cantner reported on the ap-
plication for federal stimulus
money to redevelop the old St
Marks Refinery property as a
solar power facility.
Cantner referred to the
project as St. Marks Power a
play oh the nearby St. Marks
Powder plant.
The city is applying for
more than $15.8 million to cre-
ate a two mega-watt facility on
land that was contaminated
for years when it was being
used to refine jet fuel and
later to produce asphalt. The
State of Florida spent millions
of dollars to dean up the re-
finery site.
St. Marks Refinery's owner,
Houston-based American In-
ternational Petroleum went
bankrupt several years ago.
The city is seeking federal
brownfield and other grants
to convert the site.

Seminole Boosters. FSU is dose
to us, a lot of fun, and serves a
worthwhile purpose."
The fee for a foursome for
this two-best balls tournament
is $500, with all-inclusive Gold
Sponsorships available for
$1,000. For more information
on the golf tournament call
Doris Harrington at 926-7111 or
Steve Brown at 984-2209.

Survivors include three
daughters, Lorine T. Vause and
husband Bobby of Sopchoppy,
Odene T; Griffin and husband
Allen and Janice. T. Robbins
and husband Jim, all of Tal-
lahassee; three sons. Herbert
Thompson, Mitchell Thomp-
son and wife Sue and Jeffery
Corley, all of Sopchoppy; nine
grandchildren. Chuck Vause
and wife Tracey, Wesley and
Loren Vause, Eddie Griffin and
wife Shannon, James Griffin.
Daniel Thompson and wife
Michele, David Thompson,
Jerry Henderson and wife Me-
lissa and Sandi Robbins; seven
great-grandchildren, Trey and;
Carley Vause, Andrew, Matthew.
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New city commissioner
Keith Ward said a lot of people
using the St. Marks Boat Ramp
are not paying the launch fees,
which the city established
to pay for the ramp's main-
tenance. And those who do
pay, Ward said, often hold up
the line of vehicles waiting to
launch as they pay and get a
receipt at the honor box,
Mayor Chuck Shields sug-
gested that, as a solution, the
city create a second honor box
at the staging area with a sign
giving complete instructions
on how to pay plus mention-
ing that annual passes for the
ramp are available from the
city for $40.
The city commission will
continue meeting at 6:30 p.m.
for the regular meeting on
April 9, and then go back to
7:30 p.m. meeting times.
The city commission meets
on the second Thursday of the.
month at city hall.

Pictures accepting the check
were, from the right top, Travis
Sherman Amy Sherman, Sheriff
David Harvey, Beth Taff, Coach
Mike Martin, Merwyn Jones,
Windy Jones Kids- Abbi Sher-
man, Raegan Sherman, and in
Windy's arms- Kolbie Jones

-Griffin and Melissa Olive; one
great-great-grandchild, Taylor
Dawn: and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home
in Crawfordville was in charge
of the arrangements.

Continued from Page 1A
In another matter, the board
approved an ordinance to
allow citizens with perfor-
mance-based septic systems to
waive the mandatory hook up
requirement as long as the
system is properly operational
and inspected.
The ordinance was primar-
ily the request of builder Tim

Bozeman, who contended it
was unfair for homeowners
in Wakulla Gardens where
sewer service is planned to
go in soon to pay upwards
of $10,000 for a performance-
based septic system and then
turn around and pay $3,850 for
sewer hook up plus the costs of
disconnecting the septic tank.

Road Weary

Continued from Page 1A
Fleming noted that turn
lanes are planned for Aaron
Strickland Road and Happy
Time Drive as well as left turn
lanes on Highway 267 at the
intersection of U.S. Highway
Thqre are also plans to
extend the third lane or "sui-
cide" land from Walgreen's
to Rainbow Drive to improve
traffic flow.
"It's in the works now,"
said Fleming. "Hopefully, it
will happen in the next year.
But the DOT controls it, not
Fleming has been director
of the public works depart-
ment of two separate occa-
sions, for five years beginning
in 1993 and two years since
"We still have the same


Continued from Page 1A
According to the court
documents, the bank is owed
more than $2.9 million on the
loan, of which $2.4 million
is the principal. Documents
indicate the Patels had a first-
time payment of $25,200 fol-
lowed by monthly payments
of $19,948.
"Since Sept. 10, 2008, Patel

problems we had back then,"
said Fleming of his first tour
of duty. "The people just a
little more gray hair. The
Wakulla transportation sys-
tem has improved with the
one cent sales tax and road
Speights said the state is
required to meet with the
public at the 90 percent design
completion mark. The meet-
ings give the public an op-
portunity to question consul-
tants and state officials. The
consultants working on the
projects include Hatch, Mott
McDonald; E.C. Driver; Post,
Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan
and Metric, said Speights.
For more information about
the projects, contact Wade
Herod, P.E. at (850) 638-2288
or Tommie Speights at (888)
638-0250, extension 208.

Brothers has defaulted and
refused to pay installments
due," the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit notes that pen-
alties and interest on the loan
continue to accrue at a rate of
$1,200 per day.
The Best Western in Med-
.art opened a couple of years

Church concert and revival set

UMC Concert
Crawfordville United Meth-
odist Church invites the public
to attend a concert and work-
shop on March 20 and March
21 featuring Dan Schutte.
The concert will be held Fri-
day, March 20 at 7 p.m. and the
workshop will be held Saturday,

March 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Perhaps best known for "Here
I am. Lord," Dan's music has
been a source of blessing and
inspiration in Christian worship
for more than 30 years.
St. Nora Revival
St. Nora Primitive Baptist

Church will host a three day
revival with Prophet Anthony
Triplett from March 18 to
March 20 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Everyone is invited to
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call Sister Veronica Franklin
at 926-1462.

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Lady Eagles sweep four, win tourney Baseball team runs
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Wakulla finished 4-0 to win the Lincoln Invitational Tournament.

Special to The Wakulla News
The Wakulla Lady War
Eagle softball team won a
12 team invitational tourna-
ment held in Tallahassee
and hosted by Lincoln High
School last week. The ladies
went 4-0, defeating Baker
Macclenny, West Nassau,
Madison and Winter Park
Trinity Prep. Wakulla ended
up as the only undefeated
team and improved their
overall record to 11 3. They
are 3-0 in district games.
In a remarkable tourna-
ment performance, Wakulla
pitcher Mandy McClendon
picked up wins in all four
games while not giving-
up any earned runs. She
improved her record to 8-2
while hurling 20 innings,
giving up 10 hits, striking
out 15 batters and only walk-
ing two.
"Mandy ha-, been con-
sistent and her change of
speeds has kept hitters off
balance," said Head Coach

Tom Graham.
Inigame one for Wakul-
la, pitcher Sarah Gregory
got the start against Baker
Macclenny and pitched two
innings, giving up four runs,
two of which were earned,
two hits, five walks and
recorded four strikeouts.
McClendon picked up the
win in relief, pitching four
innings, giving up one hit,
one walk, five strikeouts
and no runs as the ladies
won 13-7.
She was also 2-4 at the
plate, with a triple and two
RBIs. Hannah Lovestrand
pitched the final inning giv-
ing up three runs, only one
of which was earned, two
hits, three strikeouts and
walked two. Lovestrand was
also 3-4 at the plate with
two RBIs.
Megan Rollins went 3-5
with a double, a stolen base
and an RBI. Artigua Kilpat-
rick was 2-4, with a double,
a triple and two RBIs and
Sarah Gregory was 2-5 with..

a double and three RBIs.
Game 2 was a 7-1 vic-
tory against West Nassau in
which Mandy McClendon
pitched the entire seven
innings, giving up an un-
earned run on four hits,
while striking out five,
Artigua Kilpatrick was 4-4,
with two doubles, a stolen
base and an RBI. Ki Myrick
went 3-4 with a double and
an RBI. Megan Rollins was
2-4 with a stolen base and an
RBI and Hannah Lovestrand
was 2-4. Brooklyn Tindall
was 1-4 with a bases loaded
triple and three RBIs that
broke the game open and
helped assure a victory.
Longtime rival Madi-
son County was the Game
3 opponent and the Lady
War Eagles avenged an early
season loss by defeating the
Cowgirls 8-4. Wakulla scored
three in the first inning and
four in the second before
cruising once again behind
starting pitcher .Mandy Mc-
Clendon and reliever Sarah

Track teams compete at Leon

On Tuesday, March 10, the
WHS boys and girls track teams'
traveled to Leon High School
for their second meet of the
season. It was an non-scored
meet which gave the teams
an opportuntiy to enter more
individuals in each event and
gave the athletes a chance
see where they are in their
primary events and to try dif-
ferent events. There were nine
teams in attendance and both
of the the WHS teams made a
solid showing, especially when
compared specifically to teams
from our district, said Coach
Paul Hoover.
On the girls side in the
track events, the 4 x 800 team
(Sydney Nutting, Charmanae
Ackerman, Cora Atkinson and
Chelsea Thompson), Chel-
sea Thompson and Kendeliln
Burns in the 800 and 1,600
meters, Rachel Capps and Ju-
lie Freeman in the 300 meter
hurdles and Sydney Nutting
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competitors also made a good
showing with Janika Gavin in
the long jump, Mariah Vernon
in the shot put and Amanda
Ricks, Mariah Vernon and
Haley Buchanan in the discus
leading the way for the WHS
The boys track athletes also
received solid performances
from the 4 x 800 team (Brandon
Maloy, Shawn Morris, Frankie
Humphries and Steven Urling),
Darrius Lewis in the 100 me-
ters, Adam Carr and Steven Url-
ing in the 1,600 meters, Nicola
Shingles and Tevin Edwards in
the 300 meter hurdles, Willy
Thomas and Tevin Edwards in
the 200 meters, Liam Daniels
in the 3,200 meters and the 4
x 400 team (Nicola Shingles,
Willy Thomas, Tevin Edwards
and Adam Carr).

This week the first Big Bend
Honor Roll for Track was also
released. The WHS girls 4 x 800
team was ranked fifth, Sydney
Nutting was ranked fourth in
the 800 and 1,600 meters, Nico-
la Shingles was ranked second
and Tevin Edwards was fifth in
the 300 meter hurdles.
Coach Paul Hoover com-
mented, "Its good to get these
rankings early in the season,
but we definitely can't get com-
placent It's the final rankings
that really count and we hope
our kids can either maintain
or improve on their positions,
and we also feel we have sev-
eral other athletes who should
move iito the top five posi-
tions in their events as they
continue to improve."
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Gregory. McClendon threw
four innings, giving up three
hits with three Ks and no
walks. Gregory threw the
final three innings giving
up four runs, three of which
were earned, three hits, four
walks and struck out one.
Megan Rollins was 3-3
with a double and an RBI.
Hannah Lovestrand was 2-3
and scored two runs. Sarah
Gregory was 2-4 with three
The championship
game featured the Lady War
Eagles against a perennial
Central Florida power Trin-
ity Prep from Winter Park
who came into the game
with an undefeated record
on the heels of back-to-back
Final Fours which included
a 2007 State Champion-
ship. However, they were
no match for Wakulla as the
Lady War Eagles jumped on
them early and often scoring
six in the first, one in the
second and four in the third
to take a commanding 11-0
lead which McClendon held
by pitching all five innings,
giving up only two hits, with
one walk, three strikeouts
and allowing no runs.
Artigua Kilpatrick led
all hitters going 3-3, with a
triple, a long distance home-
run and four RBIs. Hannah
Lovestrand continued her
season long, torrid hitting
streak by going 2-2, with
three RBIs and a stolen base.
Ki Myrick was 2-2, with a
double and an RBI.
"We played well defen-
sively, offensively and Man-
dy just took charge" said
Wakulla traveled to dis-
trict rival Godby on Tuesday,
March 17 and will travel
to Leon on Friday, March
20. The next home game
for Wakulla will be March
24 against North Florida

win streak to seven

The Wakulla War Eagle
baseball team ran its win-
ning streak to seven games
with three more victories
last week.
Wakulla won two thrillers
against Rickards and Florida
High before settling back
for an easier victory over
The War Eagles used
a six run fifth inning and a
five run seventh inning to
beat Rickards 16-9. Wakulla
hurlers were unusually wild
and walked six batters while
hitting two others.
"Rickards was pretty good,
as advertised," said Coach
Mike Gauger. "Brad (pitcher
Crisp) struggled and gave
them some opportunities
to score by getting guys
on. They got some hits and
scored some runs. But our
guys woke up. We hadn't
been scoring that many runs
until last week."
Casey Eddinger was 2-3
with a grand slam homerun.
Ryan Smith was 4-5 with
a homerun. Shay Barwick
was 2-4 with a double and
two runs scored. The other
Wakulla hits came from Jor-
dan Miller, Logan Runyan,
Mark Price and Antonio
Rance McBratney won
the game in relief, giving up
three hits and three runs.
Crisp gave up five runs and
four hits while Robbie Coles
gave up one run and one
hit. Jose Linton gave up one
The Florida High ri-
valry is still alive and well as
Wakulla won 10-9 by scoring
three runs in the bottom of

the seventh inning.
Wakulla led 7-3, but fell
behind 9-7 before the rally.
Jordan Miller was 2-4 with a
game winning double. Brock
Glover was 2-2 and scored
two runs. The other hitters
included Logan Runyan,
Casey Eddinger, Mark Price
and Antonio Kilpatrick.
Robbie Coles was the
winning pitcher with 1 2/3
innings of work. He gave up
one hit. Ryan Smith pitched
three innings and gave up
three runs and four hits.
Blake McGough gave up two
runs in 1/3 of an inning and
Shay Barwick gave up four
runs in two innings.
There was one out when
the winning run scored.
Coach Gauger said Florida
High had nine hits while
Wakulla countered with
Rance McBratney beat
Marianna 7-2 as he pitched
four innings and gave up one
run and one hit. Jose Linton,
Blake McGough and Eric Lee
finished on the mound for
WHS. Lee gave up a run in
the seventh inning.
Shay Barwick was 2-3 with
two RBIs and Jordan Miller
had two hits. Jose Linton, Lo-
gan Runyan, Casey Eddinger
and Zach Stinson also had
hits. "This game wasn't as
stressful," said Gauger. "It's
nice to have several guys hit-
ting at the same time."
Wakulla traveled to Godby
Tuesday, March 17 and will
play Lynn Haven Mosley on
Thursday, March 19. Leon
will host WHS on Friday,
March 20. Wakulla will take
part in a six game road trip
before hosting East Gadsden
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Happy first birthdays CHAT honors work of sheriff, veterinarian

Garrett L. Byrne
Happy first birthday to
Garrett Ryan Byrne on March
4. He is the son of Charles
and Christy Byrne of Craw-
Maternal grandparents are
Ralph and Betty Clark of Mid-
way and Zane Shanholtzer
of Whigham, Ga. Paternal
grandparent is Shelia May of
Maternal great-grandpar-
ent is Lynn Shanholtzer of
Whigham, Ga. Paternal great-
grandparent is Granny Tom-
mie Wilson of Crawfordville.

Levi J. O'Grady
Happy first birthday to Levi
Jack O'Grady on Feb. 13. He is
the son of Michael and Karin
O'Grady of Crawfordville.
Maternal grandparents are
Niels and Sonia Bernstein of
Tallahassee. Paternal grand-
parents are Carrell O'Grady of
Tallahassee and Jack and Leila
Golden of Tallahassee.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Maria de la Plaza of
Tallahassee and Ilse Bernstein
of Tamarac. Paternal great-
grandparents are Ernest and
Sue Taylor of Ochlockonee

Tara G. Craft will

marry Roberts

Tara Greene Craft
Albert and Benita Worrell
and Charles Greene of Medart
announce the engagement and

upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Tara Greene Craft of
Tallahassee, to Michael Vayne
Roberts of Tallahassee. He is
the son of Dorothy Roberts
of Tallahassee and the late
Wendell Roberts.
The bride-elect graduated
from Wakulla High School and
Florida State University. She is
employed by the Law Offices
of Thomas Warren.
Her fiance is a graduate of
Florida State University. He
owns and operates Roberts
Sand Company.
The wedding will be held
Saturday, May 16 in Tallahas-

Citizens for Humane Ani-
mal Treatment (CHAT) held
a dinner last week to show
appreciation for the support of
Sheriff David Harvey and the
work of veterinarian Dr. Faith
CHAT is a non-profit, chari-
table organization that oper-
ates the animal adoption cen-
ter, which had formerly been
operated by the sheriffs office
as part of animal control with
volunteer help from CHAT.
In accepting a plaque from
CHAT vice-president Heide
Clifton, Sheriff Harvey said
that a community's quality
of life could be judged by its
care for three things: its senior
citizens, its animals, and clean-
ing up trash on the highways.
Those are three things at
which Wakulla County does
well, he said.
The sheriff thanked CHAT
for its efforts. He also recog-
nized animal control direc-
tor Ivanhoe Carroll and an-
nounced that the department
was beginning a program to
have reserve animal control
officers and said one person
has already graduated from
the school.
CHAT President Petra Shuff

Laura Bevan
presented Dr. Hughes with a
plaque of appreciation, and
praised the vet for her tireless
care for animals and helping
The dinner was held at
the senior citizen center on
Tuesday, March 10. The guest
speaker was Laura Bevan,
eastern regional director of the
Humane Society of the United
States, who spoke about the
Humane Society's efforts to
stop puppy mills.
The subject was topical,
since Wakulla County has had
its own alleged puppy mill
case, in which animal control
has sought to limit the number
of dogs at one breeding kennel
from more than 160 animals
to 50.

Sheriff Harvey receives plaque from Heide Clifton.

Bevan's chihuahua mix,
"Hercules," who ran around the
center's dining room during
her presentation, was rescued
from a puppy mill in Sumner
County, Tenn., in 2006. In that
case, which Bevan shared pho-
tos, the Humane Society and
other groups worked with the
county's Emergency Manage-
ment Director to organize an
effort to take care of more than
100 dogs that were seized and
had to be catalogued as evi-
dence in a criminal case.
The woman who ran the

puppy mill agreed to turn over
the dogs in exchange for no jail
time, and to limit her personal
pets to only three and those
had to be spayed and neutered.
The woman had formerly had
26 personal pets in addition
to the breeding dogs in the
puppy mill,
Bevan said that the woman
got dogs from unsuspecting
people by claiming to be a res-
cuer and then breeding the
dogs for the valuable puppies
that she sold to pet stores and
at flea markets.

Wakulla Happenings

Bike Tour
The 2009 Bike Florida "Capitol
Tour" will be making a stop in
St Marks. The 16th annual event
runs from March 29 through
April 4 and will visit Madison,
Monticello and St Marks. The
200 mile ride will include be-
tween 600 and 1,000 cyclists.
The Wakulla County visit
on April 2 includes visits to
Wakulla Springs, kayaking on
the St. Marks River, St. Marks
Lighthouse and a tour of the
state capital.

Food Donations to service seems to have had
The Wakulla County Chamber an effect in our community. Di
of Commerce will collect food for Troch, Volunteer Coordinator at
the needy by placing a collection Big Bend Hospice, reports that
barrel at the chamber office in she has been receiving more
Crawfordville. calls than usual inquiring about
Food that is-dropped off at volunteer opportunities. "The
the old wooden courthouse will calls have picked up over the past
be picked up and distributed by several weeks since President
Second Harvest The activity is in Obama's plea for a renewed
conjunction with the EDC/Cham- commitment of service to the
ber. For more information, call community," said Mrs. Troch.
Petra Shuff at 926-1848. "Since our volunteers are an in-
tegral part of Big Bend Hospice,
Serving Hospice we are always in need of those
President Obama's recent'call willing to give of'their time."

Volunteer opportunities include
patient/family volunteers, Hos-
pice House greeters, life review
volunteers and grief support vol-
unteers, to name just a few. "We
have volunteer opportunities in
Leon and the seven surrounding
coihties that Big Bend Hospice
serves, and training are coming
up in all of those counties," said
Mrs. Troch.
Hopefully, the President's plea
will inspire others to; embrace'
the spirit of service. For more
information contact Pam Allbrit-
ton at 508-8749.

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WMS Band is recognized

Fathers and students enjoyed donuts and a day with their children.

Shadeville shares with dads

Shadeville Elementary
School recently hosted its an-
nual Donuts for Dads, and it
was a successful event again
this year.
The Kindergarten class-
rooms were abuzz with activ-
ity as students welcomed and
served their special guests.
Some classrooms shared sto-

ries, songs, center activities,
and some students were even
"movie stars" for the day as
they were featured in a video
for their honored guests. Dads.
enjoyed some delicious do-
nuts and milk while spending
some quality time with their
children. Even after a morn-
ing in the classroom many

WHS students perform

The eighth grade band
from Wakulla Middle School
participated in the Florida
Bandmaster's District Festival
at Godby High School in Tal-
lahassee on Friday, March
6. The festival provides an
opportunity for the students
and director to receive valu-
able feedback and comments
to guide the development of
their band program.
The bands are graded on
three songs that are prepared
and performed on stage and
are also graded in sightread-
ing, which is playing two
songs that the band has never
practiced before the festival.
Director Laura Hudson
stated that the band was very
well prepared and
gave 100 percent

of themselves in their perfor-
"I was so proud of how
hard they worked in preparing
the music," she said. "These
students have a real sense of
pride in their performance
that I admire very much. I
want to thank Becky Carlan for
working with my band while
we prepared for the festival.
Her comments and sugges-
tions were invaluable to my
students and me."
The band ratings awarded
at the festival are Superior,
Excellent, Good, Fair, and
Poor. Three judges grade
the prepared music and one
judge grades the Sightreading.
Wakulla Middle
ihRa b School re-

ceived a Superior from one,
judge and an overall score of
Excellent. "This festival is the
equivalent of FCAT for bands
programs," said Hudson. "It
helps us identify our strong.
and weak areas and gives us,
direction for future growth.,
But more importantly it gives.
students a sense of value and
accomplishment in them-
selves as musicians."
Three band students also
participated in the Florida
Bandmasters Solo and Ensem-
ble Festival in February with,
all three received the highest
rating of Superior for their
solo performances. Students
participating were: Shante
Grimmett and Rachel Dix-Kes-
sler on flute and Tamia Potter,
on the alto saxophone.

stayed and had a delightful
lunch together.
"It was a memorable event
for both children and dads,"
said Assistant Principal Dee-
Ann Hughes. "Tremendous
thanks to Winn-Dixie again
for graciously providing the
donuts and milk for this spe-
cial occasion."

for judges

The Wakulla High School
Symphonic Band participated
in the District III FBA Mu-
sic Performance Assessment
Saturday, March 7 at Leon
High School. The assessment
measures student achieve-
ment in performance in band,
much in the same way that
the FCAT measures student
achievement in reading, writ-
ing, math, and science. The
WHS Band excelled in the
area of sightreading, earning
a superior rating and A's in
five out of six categories.
Sightreading is a difficult skill
in which students are given
three or five minutes to study
an unfamiliar piece and then
perform it for a judge.
,The student conductor for
the band, senior Ashley Miller,

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High School"

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Wakulla High School on Tues-
day, March 17. Athletes from the
seven county schools as well as
Wakulla County's adult athletes
participating in the events. The
festivities were held from 10 arm.
to 1 p.m. with the Parade of Ath-
letes beginning the games. "We
are thankful for the support given

Reptile makes an appearance at Wakulla Christian

At Wakulla Christian School
on Thursday, March 5. the
students had a unique op-
portunity to meet a black and
white Argentinean Tegu Lizard
named "Tegu Godzilla." "Tegu
Godzilla" was brought to
school by his owner, Wakulla
Christian teacher, Selina Win-
"He behaved himself very
well in class and visited with
the students all day," school

officials said. years old. He is four feet long bananas, 'eggs, cri

Tegus are members of the
Teiid family of lizards, and are
closely related in appearance
and habits to the African and
Asian Monitor Lizards and Ko-
modo Dragons. These reptiles
are poisonous, however, the
Tegu reptilians are not. They
can grow up to eight feet in
length and live 15 to 20 years,
depending on their habitats.
"Tegu Godzilla" is seven

and weighs 15 pounds. "This
time of year he is very mellow
due to the fact that this is
his hibernation period," said
Winchester. "He loves to eat

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meat and small rodents."
The students at Wakulla
Christian are learning about
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Sheriff's Report

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
officials honored Interim Sheriff
Donnie Crum Friday, March 13 by
adding his photograph to the wall
of former sheriffs next to the office
of Sheriff David Harvey.
Crum was surprised by family
members and friends who attended
the brief ceremony without letting
him know they were coming. Crum
was sheriff for 30 days at the end
of 2008.
Crum is going to Shands for a
kidney transplant on April 7 and
members of Sheriff Harvey's staff
wished him well. He received a kid-
ney from his brother, Ronald Fred
Crum, several years ago. This year,
his son Donovan, will donate the
new kidney.
Donnie Crum joked that he was
willing to return Ronald Fred's kid-
ney now that he doesn't need' it any

In other activity reported by the
Wakulla County Sheriff's Office dur-
ing the past week:
P On March 11, Allan E. McFad-
den of Crawfordville reported a
grass fire on Ace High Stables Road.
Deputv Andrew Vass arrived on the

scene and discovered a front yard fire
20 square yards in size. Firefighters
arrived on the scene and put out
the fire. There was no damage to
structures. Damage to the property
was estimated at $500. Firefighters
were unable to determine the cause
of the blaze:
On March 12, Murray R. Corne-
lius reported the loss of his reserve
deputy identification and badge.
The property was lost at the training
facility and a BOLO was issued for
the lost credentials. Deputy William
Hudson investigated.
On March 11, Randy Barnes
of Wakulla High School and Craw-
fordville reported a grand theft of a
video camera from Marc Bowerman's
television production classroom. A
tripod was also discovered missing.
The equipment is valued at $1,900
and was entered in the NCIC/FCIC
computer. Deputy Billy Jones inves-
On March 6, Kelly' E. Thayer of
Crawfordville reported a fraud. The
victim discovered a bill from a mail
order company she has never done
business with. The fraud was for $33.
Captain Steve Ganey investigated,
On March 7, Carrie Anderson

of Crawfordville reported a theft of
a bicycle, valued at $85. The bike was
recovered from a juvenile and the
owner decided not to press charges.
Deputy Nicholas Gray investigated.
On March 7, Derrick T. Frazier
of Crawfordville reported a vehicle
burglary. A compact disc was re-
moved from the victim's vehicle.
It is valued at $20. Deputy William
Hudson investigated.
On March 9, Patsy 0. Jones of
Crawfordville reported a fraud as
someone called her on the phone
and attempted to collect a bogus bill.
Deputy Ben Steinle investigated.
On March 9, Deputy Jason
Brooks investigated a criminal
mischief involving the St. Marks
Lighthouse. A broken window was
discovered and suspects have been
identified. The sheriff's office and
'federal Officer Larry Anderson will
seek prosecution.
On March 9, Kathleen Madigan
of Crawfordville reported a vehicle
burglary at his home. The victim
reported that someone removed her
radio from the dashboard. It was
valued at $180. Sgt. Danny Harrell
On March 15, Anginita P. Rosier

of Sopchoppy reported the theft of boating equipment had been taken
lawn equipment, valued at $100. A from a St. Marks marina boat slip.
suspect has been identified. Deputy A suspect has been identified. Sgt.
Ben Steinle investigated. Brent Sanders investigated.
On March 15, James E. Carter On March 16, Angelo's Seafood
of Crawfordville reported a burglary Restaurant reported a theft and fraud
at his home. A forced entry was dis- as a patron failed to pay a restaurant
covered and $500 worth of property bill The suspect's credit card was not
and currency was stolen. Deputy accepted and he left the establish-
Sean Wheeler investigated. ment without paying. Captain Steve
On March 14, Garry W. Small Ganey investigated.
of Crawfordville reported a theft of On March 16, Elma C. Bodie of
a speaker box, valued at $200, from Panacea reported the theft of a lawn-
his porch. Lt. Ray Johnson investi- mower. The victim sent the mower
gated, to be fixed and never got it back. A
On March 14, Matthew Tulipan suspect has been identified. Deputy
of Crawfordville reported the theft Vicki Mitchell investigated.
of a bicycle, valued at $100. The bike On March 14, Jason T. Tidwell
was taken from his home. Deputy of Crawfordville reported a fraud as
Nick Boutwell investigated, four bogus transactions were found
On March 13, Amanda R. Leigh on his bank account. The transac-
ofRobbinsville, N.C. reported a theft tions were for more than $500 in
in Panacea. A student on spring Michigan and California. Deputy
break, the victim reported that her Nick Boutwell investigated.
credit card was missing and had The Wakulla County Sheriff's
been used by a suspect who has Office received 690 calls for service
been identified. Sgt. Danny Harrell during the past week,
investigated. Note to our readers: The people
On March 13, Larry Davis of who are reported as charged with
Tallahassee reported a theft ind crimes in this column have not yet
St. Marks. The victim notified the 'been to trial and are therefore in-
sheriff's office that $2,030 worth of nocent until proven guilty.

Wakulla County Commissioners study sewer ordinance

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN paid by non-sewer customers are being used
wsnowden@thewakullanews.net to support the sewer system.
An "omnibus" sewer ordinance, that The current rates, which have been un-
brings together all of the past ordinances changed for nearly 15 years, are $23 a month
and resolutions passed by the county comrn- for residential customers including the first
mission dealing with sewer, was discussed 2,000 gallons. Under the proposed rate in-
at a workshop, crease, the base monthly charge would go
Among the proposed changes are phased-in up next year to $23.11 with customers paying
price increases for customers, plus a provision $3.20 per 1,000 gallons.
to allow new sewer customers to finance the For comparison, under the current rates,
$3,850 connection fee over 10 years, a residential customer using 6,000 gallons a
The board discussed the proposed ordi- month would pay $34.18. Under the proposed
nance at a workshop on Monday, March 16. rates, next year that same customer would pay
The ordinance is to be scheduled for a public $42.31 a month. And in 2011 those rates would
hearing in April. go up to a base charge of $27.73 plus $4.16 per
; A rate study by Florida Rural Water deter- 1,000 gallons for a monthly charge of $52.69 for
dnined that the county's sewer rates are too a residential customer using 6,000 gallons.
low and are not paying for the county's opera- The ordinance also proposes breaking com-
tion of the system meaning general revenues mercial customers into two classes those

Applicants file for open spot on
S The following individuals David M. De La Paz, Esquire; Brian C. Keri, Esquire; Zach-
have applied with the Second Terrance P. Roberts, Esquire; ary R. White, Esquire; John G.
Circuit Judicial Nominating Eddie Dean Evans, Esquire; Van Laningham, Esquire; and
Commission for nomination Frederick F. Rudzik, Esquire; Martha Martin, Esquire.
to the Circuit Court in the Patrick J. Farrell, Jr., Esquire; The Second Circuit Judicial
Second Circuit in Leon County: Steven E. Sellers, Esquire; Pa- Nominating Commission en-
Honorable Augustus D. Aik- tricia Bond Fournier, Esquire; courage comments regard-
ens, Jr.; Nina Lorraine Moody, J. Layne Smith, Esquire; Jackie ing the qualifications of the'
Esquire; Linzie Fitzgerald Bo- Lee Fulford, Esquire; Paula applicants from the public
ian, Esquire; Jennifer J. Moore, Milam Sparkman, Esquire; and members of the bench
Esquire; Dawn CalocaJohnson, Karen A. Gievers, Esquire; and Bar. The comments were
squire; Michael A. Palecki, Josefina M.-Tamayo, Esquire; compiled by Tammy de Soto
Esquire; Meredith Charbula, Krys Godwin, Esquire; Clifford Cicchetti, Chair, Judicial Nomi-
Esquire; Acelo I. Pedroso, Es- Alan Taylor, Esquire; Barbara nating Commission, 2477 Tim
quire; Gordon David Cherr, Es- K. Hobbs Haynes, Esquire; Wil- Gamble Place, Tallahassee, FL
quire; Errol H. Powell, Esquire; liam L. Wallis, Esquire; Leon- 32308. All comments had to be
Cecil L. Davis, Jr., Esquire; ard Jackson Holton, Esquire; received before Friday, March
Lisa Maria Raleigh, Esquire; Ethan Andrew Way, Esquire; 6, in order to be considered
Susan Dawson, Esquire; Gary Honorable James 0. Shelfer; by the Judicial Nominating
Anthony Roberts, Esquire; Cristin Erica White, Esquire; Commission.

Sewer review

Continued from Page 1A
"We can't stop it," Commis-
sioner Mike Stewart answered,
referring to the growth in the
subdivision. "Short of buying
all the lots, how are you going
* o stop it?"
; Artz countered that, rather
han spend $20 million "sewer-
Ing" Wakulla Gardens, maybe
there are other options such
as requiring the homes to be
clustered and leave more open
"This is not anything new
you're talking about, Lynn,"
Stewart responded, saying that
such options had been looked
kt during his previous tenure
on the board.
"Sewering makes the most
sense to me now," Commis-
sioner Alan Brock said, though
he said he sympathized with
Artz's point.
Assistant County Manager
for Planning Lindsay Stevens
-recommended that if the board
wanted to look at the possibility
of re-platting Wakulla Gardens,
it should bring in specialized
consultants who have experi-
ence in those issues, including
eminent domain because the
county's planning department
is overwhelmed as it is and
would be unable to take on
such a project.
: Artz continued to ask that
the board consider options,
saying otherwise Wakulla Gar-
dens would become a major
population center for the county
with "10,000 people living on
postage-stamp sized lots" and
creating "a traffic nightmare."
She suggested a moratorium on

new construction in the neigh-
borhood while the subdivision
was only one-quarter built.
It was noted that there are
approximately 2,500 buildable
lots in the subdivision. '
"If we don't do this," Stewart
said of the sewer project, "then
they're going to keep build-
ing houses..., and we're going
to have crap flowing into the
Wakulla River."
County Administrator Ben
Pingree said that it was certain-

ly possible at this point for the
county to back out of the sewer
deal, if that was the board's
wish. But he stressed that, after
years of lobbying legislators for
help with the project, there may
be some political costs.
Commission Chairman How-
ard Kessler asked staff to get
information on other places
where historic subdivisions
have been re-designed and how
much it cost and how long it

or &ubasribe for ItSS...
In County $26 yr. $14.50 1/2 yr..
Out of County $35 yr. $19 1/2 yr.
Out of State $40 yr. $22 1/2 yr.

who use less than 12,000 gallons a month,
and those who use more.
It is proposed that a Commercial I facility
be charged a base rate of $28.50 a month, plus
$2.53 per 1,000 gallons. For a user of 10,000
gallons a month, that would make a monthly
charge of $53.80. The base rate would go up in
2010 to $34.67 and $3.20 per 1,000 gallons, or
$66.67 for that same customer, and in 2011 to
$41.60 and $4.16 per 1,000 gallons, or $83.20.
For Commercial II, a base charge of $57
would go to $69.33 in 2010 and $83.19 in 2011.
For a user of 35,000 gallons a month, a com-
mercial customer would pay $145 this year,
$181.33 next year, and $228.79 in' 2011.
The proposed ordinance would also require
a $19 a month readiness to serve charge for
buildable lots. The main effect of that is on
subdivisions that have been approved for

construction' and have been assured there is
adequate sewer capacity.
There is also a provision to allow payment
of the sewer connection charge of $3,850 to
be paid monthly over 10 years at an interest
rate of three percent.
That provision is directly tied to the
county's loan that it is seeking from the State
Revolving Fund which would be for 20 years
and the most recent interest rate reported at
2.85 percent. If that interest rate remains the
same, the interest rate would be lowered for
customers who seek to finance the cost.
Allowing financing of the charge has been
considered a means to get over the hardship
some customers in Wakulla Gardens may
face with the expense of tapping onto sewer
as well as having to crush and abandon their
septic tanks.

the Circuit Court bench.
The Judicial Nominating interviews for applicants for Clark's appointment to the
Commission for the Second the position vacated by The First District Court of Appeal.
Judicial Circuit has scheduled Honorable Judge Nikki Ann

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

A 44-year-old Woodville
man suffered critical injuries
in a two vehicle accident Sun-
day, March 8 at 8 p.m. at the
intersection of Highway 363
and Highway 267 in Wakulla
Charles Michael Overton
was operating a 2000 Honda
motorcycle northbound on
Highway 363 when he failed
to stop and crashed into the

back of 1997 recreational ve-
hicle operated by Ralph W.
Edelen, 47, of Thomasville,
Ga. Edelen was stopped for a
red light at the intersection.
Edelen was carrying a passen-
ger, Amy C. Lacy, 37, of Cairo,
Ga. Edelen and Lacy were not
injured in the crash. -
The front of the motorcycle
collided with the rear of the
RV and Overton was ejected
on impact. The motorcycle
ended up facing north in the

northbound lane of Highway
'363. Overton was transported
to Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
pital for treatment.
Overton faces a charge
of careless driving and ad-
ditional charges are pending
blood work. FHP officials
said alcohol was a factor in
the crash.
Both vehicles suffered,
$1,000 worth of damage.
Trooper M.D. Simmons inves-

The City of Sopchoppy, Florida is soliciting proposals from firms or individuals interested in
providing planning services to the City of Sopchoppy. The scope of services anticipated to
be completed during fiscal year 2008-2009 includes a complete update and rewrite of the
City's comprehensive plan to adopt EAR based amendments pursuant to Part II, Chapter
163, Florida Statutes. Proposals should be submitted in writing to: City of Sopchoppy,
Florida, P.O. Box 1219, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. Proposals must be received at that
address by close of business March 31, 2009. Proposals will be evaluated on the following
criteria: Experience with similar projects (30%), knowledge of the local area (30%), staffing
and ability to complete the project timely (25%) and proposed compensation (15%).

J Sustainable Big Bend 3rd Annual

Green Living Energy Expo &

Education Fair

March 21, 2009

Riversprings Middle School
800 Spring Creek Hwy., Wakulla County

Entertainment at the Expo

10:00 10:45 a.m.
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Fishing is beginning to get anglers excited again

From The Dock

We had another nice
weekend with no rain and
plenty of people were out on
the water. Mike Hopkins at
Lanark said it wasn't quite a
good as the previous week-
end, but still a good week-
end. The wind blew a little
in the morning on Saturday,
but it became nice. Sunday
was a little overcast and
windy, but there were still
plenty of people fishing.
Capt. Luke Frazier said
he and Ernie Stevenson
went to the Econfina and

caught six nice trout using
the Gulp. They caught the
most around the mouth of
the creeks though the tide
was low and there wasn't
much water. They ended up
leaving the Econfina and
launched at Mashes Sands
where they finished out
their limit and also caught
a bunch of small trout. On
Saturday, he said he fished
out around the Clam Bar and
caught a bunch of trout. Capt.
James Burke who fishes out
of the Econfina said he and

his brother have been catch-
ing quite a few trout close
in around the creek mouths
using Gulps and suspended
Mike Hopkins said trout
fishing is very good at La-
nark Village right now and
they are being caught in
four to 10 feet of water. The
best baits are live shrimp
and the Cajun Thunder and
a Gulp with the New Penny
being the best color. Look for
plenty of fish out from the
water tower, near the boat
dock at the new Condos,
near the Marine Lab and
the East End of Lanark Reef.
He said nobody caught any
Spanish, but people were
saying they got cut off and
that's probably what did it.
Mike said red fishing was
absolutely incredible. All the

docks that have any deep
water around them are hold-
ing redfish. Several people
who own docks down there
report catches of 30 to 40
reds using live shrimp and
gold spoons. Several boats
went offshore and came back
with some red grouper but
most went offshore looking
for amberjack. The 0 Tower
and Bryson Reef are hold-
ing plenty of amberjack, but
most aren't legal. Lots of big
reds are also being caught
offshore and K Tower is
holding a bunch of big ones
right now. One of Mike's
customers said he saw a
cobia offshore. The water
temperature is in the 1pw 70s
so they may show up early.
The Spanish and pompano
should also be here shortly.
Usually the West End of St.

George is one of the first
places to produce both.
Mark and Louise Prance
fished last Friday and caught
a limit of nice trout using
the white Gulp. They fished
around Oyster Bay. Mike
Pearson and a friend went
up into a creek on Friday
and did real well on trout
using the Gulp. They ended
up with their limit and they
had two fish more than 24
inches, which were caught
back to back. I fished the
flats around Piney Island
three days last week for a to-
tal of about eight hours and
caught quite a few fish, but
most were small. Everything
was caught on the white
Gulp or a chartreuse Gotcha
grub with a curly tail. I did

catch a few small bluefish
and Alan Lamarche and I
fished together one day and
he caught two nice flounder
on the flats. The fish aren't
there in any great numbers
yet, but it won't be long.
Jerry's Bait and Tackle will
be holding their first trout
tournament this weekend
and with the warm weather
this week, plenty of trout
should be caught.
Remember that federal
waters off the coast of Flor-
ida are still closed for black
and gag grouper and don't
reopen until April 1. I be-
lieve other states reopened
Remember to leave that
float plan with someone and
be careful out there.

Sports Shorts

WHS Tennis wins
The Wakulla War Eagle
tennis team remained un-
defeated last week by de-
feating Godby and Rickards
by identical 7-0 scores. The
Lady War Eagles chipped in
with a victory over Godby by
a 7-0 count.
The top five singles play-
ers for the War Eagles were
Jared Lowe, Will Harvey,
Josh Colman, Caleb Fisher
and Travis Harrell. Lowe
and Harvey and Fisher and
Colman played as doubles
teams and all of the players
were winners against the
The very same lineup
played against Rickards and
all of the players finished
.On the LadyWar Eagles
Side, of the. net, .Kelsey Har-
rell, Jessie Mohr, .Katy Parker,
Kellie Graves and Shelby
Bunce all won singles match-
es. Harrell and Mohr won in
doubles as did Parker and
Both teams played against

Leon Monday, March 16 and
the Lady War Eagles played
Florida High on Tuesday,
March 17.
The War Eagles host Tay-
lor County Tuesday, March
24 and both teams will
travel to Suwannee to play
the Bulldogs on Wednesday,
March 25.
On April 2, Wakulla will
host both Suwanee squads
in Medart.

Parsons Alumni game
It's time for Wakulla High
School to host the annual
Brian Parsons Alumni Soc-
cer Game with donations
'accepted to support the
Brian Parsons Memorial
The game will be held on
Saturday, March 28 at 10:30
a.m., and all former female
and male soccer players are
invited to come and com-
pete. .
The alumni game will be

between current and former
players at the Wakulla High
School's J.D. Jones football
The Brian Parsons Schol-
arship awards $1,000 to'
a current WHS boys soc-
cer player to provide assis-
tance for college. Anyone
who would like to donate
to the scholarship fund
should send donations to
Wakulla High School, Attn:
Melisa Taylor, 3237 Coastal
Hwy, Crawfordville FL 32327.
Checks can be made out to:
Brain Parsons Scholarship
"Please come support soc-
cer players, the Class of 2001,
and the Parsons family," said

Three War Eagles com-
Three Wakulla War Eagle
basketball players competed
on the USA Junior National
Basketball All-Star team


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from Florida. Wilton Booth,
Tavaris Booth and Tavaris
McKinney were selected
to participate on the USA
Basketball Junior Nationals
at the University of Cen-
tral Florida in Orlando on
March 8,
The players did well.
Wilton Booth and Tavaris
McKinney are seniors and
Tavaris Booth is a junior,

Volleyball meeting set
An introductory volley-
ball meeting for any girl
who is interested in playing
volleyball next year at the
high school will be held on
March 23 at 6 p.m. in the
WHS gym.
Coach Erica Bunch will go
over next year's expectations
for schedule changes due
to district reclassification,
fundraising activities and
summer practices.

Ornamental Horticulturist
March 20 is the first day of
Spring and Gene,Ellis, Jr. Day,
but as far as gardeners are
concerned, Spring has arrived
and we are ready to dig ini
March 15 is the official aver-
age last frost date. Be sure to
watch the evening news and
anticipate the possibility of
late frosts. Once all danger has
passed, you can take your ten-
der tropicals out from where
you sheltered them. To remove
frost damage wait until new
growth resumes then cut back
to it, so as not to remove more
than necessary. Follow up with
fertilizer and plenty of water to
hasten new growth.

What to Buy / Plant
Plant trees, shrubs, vines,
and ground covers. Plant pe-
rennials in mid-March, plant
flower beds with Spring an-

nuals such as alyssum, lobelia,
geraniums, marigolds, nastur-
tium, holly hock, ageratum,
foxglove, delphinium, gazania,
gerber daisies, nemesia and

Prune / Propagate
Deadhead annuals and pe-
rennials. Allow floppy leaves
from bulbs to go brown before
cutting. Tie them in a knot
if you wish. Prune camellias
after bloom. Pinch petunias
when you plant them.

Begin fertilizing trees,
shrubs with 13-6-6, and flower
beds with 3-9-6 slow release
fertilizers. Always look for fer-
tilizers which contain natural
ingredients and no fillers to
protect our, wetlands. Treat
blue hydrangeas with alumi-
num sulfate to prevent them
from turning pink.
Continued on Page I1A

7th Annual

Florida State

Bluegrass Festival

Featuring: Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Mountain

Heart, Ernie Evans & Southern Lite, Charlie McCoy,

Pure & Simple, the Mueller Family Band,

the Sawgrass Band, Swinging Bridge band

and so much more!


April 2, 3 & 4 2009

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Tide charts by
Zihua Software, LLC

St. Marks River Entrance

Date High Low High / Low H
Thu 0.5 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 19, 09 2:58 AM 6:09 PM
Fri 0.4 ft. 2.3 ft. 2.0 ft. 2.5 f
Mar 20, 09 4:21 AM 11:33 AM 3:46 PM 9:55
Sat 0.2 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.7 ft. 2.7 1
Mar 21, 09 5:15 AM 11:58 AM 5:18 PM 11:0
Sun 0.1 ft. 2.8 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.9 f
Mar 22, 09 5:54 AM 12:22 PM 6:02 PM 11:5
Mon 0.1 ft. 3.1 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 23, 09 6:26 AM 12:45 PM 6:37 PM
Tue 3.1 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.3 ft. 0.4 ft.
Mar 24, 09 12:36 AM 6:53 AM 1:06 PM 7:09 PM
Wed 3.3 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.4 ft. 0.0 ft.
Mar 25, 09 1:14 AM 7:20 AM 1:27 PM 7:41 PM

Alligator Point, Ochlockonee Bay

Date High Low High Low h
Thu 0.4 ft. 1.9 ft.
Mar 19, 09 3:09 AM 6:01 PM
Fri 0.3 ft. 1.7 ft. 1.5 ft. 1.8
Mar 20, 09 4:32 AM 11:25 AM 3:57 PM 9:47
Sat 0.2 ft. 1.9 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.0
Mar 21, 09 5:26 AM 11:50 AM 5:29 PM 11:C
Sun 0.1 ft. 2.1 ft. 0.9 ft. 2.2
Mar 22, 09 '6:05 AM 12:14 PM 6:13 PM 11:4
Mon 0.0 ft. 2.3 ft. 0.6 ft.
Mar 23, 09 6:37 AM 12:37 PM 6:48 PM
Tue 2.3 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.5 ft. 0.3, ft.
Mar 24, 09 12:28 AM 7:04 AM 12:58 PM 7:20 PM
Wed 2.5 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.6 ft. 0.0 ft.
Mar 25, 09 1:06 AM 7:31 AM 1:19 PM 7:52 PM

Thursday Friday Saturday Sun
A. or 7:00 am 7:47am 8:31 am 9:1
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Date High Low High Low High
Thu 0.5 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar 19, 09 4:02 AM 6:45 PM
Fri 0.4 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.8 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar.20, 09 5:25 AM 12:09 PM 4:50 PM 10:31 PM
Sat 0.2 ft. 2.4 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 21, 09 6:19 AM 12:34 PM 6:22 PM 11:45 PM
Sun 0.1 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.1 ft.
Mar 22, 09 6:58 AM 12:58 PM 7:06 PM
Mon 2.7 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.9 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 23, 09 12:33 AM 7:30 AM 1:21 PM 7:41 PM
Tue 2.9 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.0 ft. 0.4 ft.
Mar 24, 09 1:12 AM 7:57 AM 1:42 PM 8:13 PM
Wed 3.1 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.2 ft. 0.0 ft.
Mar 25, 09 1:50 AM 8:24 AM 2:03 PM 8:45 PM

St. Teresa, Turkey Pt.

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 0.5 ft. 2.0 ft.
Mar 19, 09 2:37 AM 5:53 PM
Fri 0.4 ft. 1.8 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.9 ft.
Mar 20, 09 4:00 AM 11:17 AM 3:25 PM 9:39 PM
Sat 0.2 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.1 ft.
Mar 21, 09 4:54 AM 11:42 AM 4:57 PM 10:53 PM
Sun 0.1 ft. 2.2 ft. 1.2 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar 22, 09 5233 AM 12:06 PM 5:41 PM 11:41 PM
Mon 0.1 ft. 2.4 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 23, 09 6:05 AM 12:29 PM 6:16 PM
Tue 2.4 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.6 ft. 0.4 ft.
Mar 24, 09 12:20 AM 6:32 AM 12:50 PM 6:48 PM
Wed 2.6 ft. 0.1 ft. 2.7 ft. 0.0 ft.
Mar 25, 09 12:58 AM 6:59 AM 1:11 PM 7:20 PM

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4:19 am
4:41 pm

11:10 am
11:31 pm
4:59 am
5:20 pm

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Moon set

For tides at the following points
add to Dog Island Listings: Carrabelle

Cat Point
Lower Anchorage
West Pass

High Tide
28 Min.
1 Hr., 53 Min.
1 Hr., 13 Min.
1 Hr., 36 Min.
1 Hr., 26 Min.

am* Shell Point, Spring Creek

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 0.5 ft. 2.6 ft.
Mar 19, 09 2:55 AM 6:06 PM
Fri 0.4 ft. 2.3 ft. 2.2 ft. 2.5 ft.
Mar 20, 09 4:18 AM 11:30 AM 3:43 PM 9:52 PM
Sat 0.3 ft. 2.6 ft. 1.8 ft. 2.7 ft.
Mar 21, 09 5:12 AM 11:55 AM 5:15 PM 11:06 PM
Sun 0.1 ft. 2.9 ft. 1.3 ft. 3.0 ft.
Mar 22, 09 5:51 AM 12:19 PM 5:59 PM 11:54 PM
Mon 0.1 ft. 3.1 ft. 0.9 ft.
Mar 23, 09 6:23 AM 12:42 PM 6:34 PM
Tue 3.2 ft. 0.1 ft. 3.3 ft. 0.5 ft.
Mar 24, 09 12:33 AM 6:50 AM 1:03 PM 7:06 PM
Wed 3.4 ft. 0.2 ft. 3.5 ft. 0.0 ft.
Mar 25, 09 1:11 AM 7:17 AM 1:24 PM 7:38 PM

Dog Island West End

Date High Low High Low High
Thu 0.0 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.6 ft. 2.3 ft.
Mar 19, 09 2:22 AM 11:19 AM 1:04 PM 6:38 PM
Fri 0.0 ft. 2.0 ft. 1.5 ft. 2.2 ft.
Mar 20, 09 3:30 AM 11:47 AM 3:00 PM 8:09 PM
Sat 0.0 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.3 ft. 2.2 ft.
Mar 21, 09 4:24 AM 12:11 PM 4:12 PM 9:41 PM
Sun 0.1 ft. 2.1 ft. 1.1 ft. 2.2 ft.
Mar 22, 09 5:08 AM 12:31 PM 5:04 PM 10:58 PM
Mon 0.2 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.8 ft.
Mar 23, 09 5:44 AM 12:46 PM 5:46 PM
Tue 2.3 ft. 0.3 ft. 2.2 ft. 0.6 ft.
Mar 24, 09 12:02 AM 6:14 AM 12:59 PM 6:23 PM
Wed 2.3 ft. 0.5 ft. 2.3 ft. 0.3 ft.
Mar 25, 09 12:59 AM 6:40 AM 1:10 PM 6:57 PM

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Boating Emergencies
Coast Guard Station
Panama City (850) 234-4228
Coast Guard Station
Yankeetown (352) 447-6900
Coast Guard Auxiliary
.St. Marks (Flotilla 12) (850) 906-0540
or 893-5137
Shell Point (Flotilla 13) (850) 926-2606
or 926-5654

Coast Guard

Auxiliary Reports |

Guard responded to the rescue
operations during the Katrina
emergency in New Orleans.
On April 12, Flotilla 12 and
Flotilla 13 will conduct a joint
meeting at Shell Point. CWO
(Chief Warrant Officer) Bush
will be visiting the Wakulla
County emergency manage-
ment people and will address
the flotillas. Chuck Hickman,
the auxiliary liason for this
area, will also be there.
Note to U.S. Coast Guard
members: The Coast Guard
has changed the guidelines for
flying the Blue Auxiliary Flag
on our boats. The requirement
that the boat be an inspected
f-ri*i; l k- h ka-. b 4n -__,4 d.-i d

The class is one day and will
start at 9 a.m. and continue
through to 5 p.m.
Those who choose to take
the test may be there until 6
p.m. The Florida BoatSmart
Course consists of six parts.
"Know Your Boat, Before You
Get Underway, Operating Your
Boat Safely, The Legal Require-
ments of Boating, Boating
Emergencies: What To Do and
Enjoying Water Sports. With
Your Boat."
Lunch will be brought in
from Subway. Snacks and
drinks will be provided. In
order to cover the cost of the
course materials and the lunch,
w h $15P q M f an i diid lul

SlJIy ui ueen uroppeu an we ca.rgeV pi..
By Jim McGill now any Auxiliarist may fly this and $10 for e
flag aboard their inspected ves- family member
Flotilla 13 held their meet- will begin on April 4. John sel even if it is not a facility. A and additional
ing at the Shell Point Station on Edrington, James Taylor and "facility" is a boat that has been Boating dasse
Saturday, March 15. Attending Jim McGill will be on patrol offered for service and that can by calling Joh
were Flotilla commander Mae and John Sykes and Yvette go on patrol with orders from 926-2606.
Waters and Vice-Commander Graham will be on the radio. the Coast Guard. Carolyn Tr
John Sykes. Other Auxiliarists We all look forward to getting Our next BoatSmart course that mother na
present were Bob Morgan, Jim back out on the water. will be held at Shell Point on plans of FL 12 t
McGill, John Edrington, James On March 28, the Director Saturday, April 25. This class is safety patrol
Taylor, Edith Taylor, Marc Lip- of the Coast Guard Auxiliary given by the Coast Guard Aux- They were also
sius, Linda Buytendorp, Frans (DIRAUX), Jim Montgomery, iliary and held at Shell Point lect water samj
Buytendorp, Angret Piasecki will be visiting the Shell Point Station, 1557 Shell Point Road, Even though
and Ron Piasecki. Our regular station to conduct a required 16 miles south of Crawfordville get the rain i
guests, Ouida McGill, Helen course. This session will be on Apalachee Bay. This is a waves and wir
Branan, Dorothy Edrington and on the Incident Command general boating course and will to keep them g
Lavinia Morgan were also there. System and is required for all present basic information that On Saturd
Linda and Frans' grandson, Da- Auxiliarists who participate in all good boaters should know. Flotilla 12 wil
vis Day, also was there. operations. The ICS system is This course is required by the second class of
John Edrington received an a formal system of organiza- State of Florida to get a license Navigation Co
.award for 15 years of service. tion that is to be used during for people younger than 21 will be held at
Marc Lipsius received an award emergencies. It describes who year of age. All new auxiliarists tion in Tallaha
Sfor five years of service. reports to whom and why. must have taken this course Remember,
The winter is almost over The best success story for this to become "Basically Qualified no accident
and operations for, this year system was when the Coast (BQ)."

.Boating accidents can be avoided
The media has been true for operating an airplane File a Float Plan with a whether to lea'
saturated with the gripping or even an automobile, friend or other relative. Make in more protect
story of four athletes who went Wearing a life jacket will sure they know where you plan stay at home.
fishing off Clearwater. National keep you afloat and help delay on boating and when you plan If the boat d
'Football League players Victor the effects of hypothermia, on returning. They also need to everyone toget]
'"Marquis" Cooper and Cory Whether your state requires know who to call if you do not the boat Ele
S Smith along with former boater education or not, the return at the indicated time. Indicating R
University of South Florida U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Make sure you have (EPIRB's) and P
football players Will Bleakley urges that every boater takes a effective communications for Indicating Ra<
t and Nick Schuyler were thrown Boater Education class. Just like your boating outing. A marine PPIRB's are life
' into the sea when their boat an automobile or an airplane, band VHF-FM radio can be are attached tc
.capsized. Schuyler was rescued operating a boat requires extremely valuable, but has We'll call them
,and is recuperating from the more than just throttling up limited range. Additionally, cell now on. Whe
effects of exposure. These or setting a sail and getting phones become less effective activated, it se
men set off confident in their underway. There are navigation the further you are from shore the Coast Guar
-knowledge and skill, but rules, weather considerations, and may receive no signal at all are in distress
were overpowered by nature. knowing hlow to respond to beyond 15 to 20 miles. your exact loca
SAccording to the Center for a person overboard, knowing Be Prepared for sudden and Flares, mirror
Disease Control, the number of how to place a distress call dramatic changes in weather whistles, and
people who die in recreational and knowing how to respond whether you are couple of devices allow
boating accidents each year is when you are physically miles offshore or 20 miles quickly locate
about the same as those who unable among other bits of away from land. It is common are already in
perish in general aviation knowledge. for fog to develop or strong need help. Th
Accidents. There is a high Have your boat checked out winds to start blowing. Listen will search at
:perception of the potential to make sure it complies with to weather forecasts before you during daylight
*dangers inherent in aviation, applicable Federal and State go and on your VHF-FM marine that will make
while boating is thought to be regulations for boats. These radio while underway. Many significantly aii
' relatively safe. In most places checks conducted by the Coast times, weather near shore be detected.
*a person with no boating Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power is significantly calmer than For further
*experience can rent a boat Squadron help make sure weather offshore and knowing available Boati
and take to the high seas no that you have needed safety the forecast for your intended in the area, call
questions asked.The same is not equipment on your boat. destination can help you decide

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information on
ng Safety Classes
1 926-9262.

Gardening. Guide

Continued from Page 10A
Plant Summer vegetables
such as green beans, corn,
zucchini, squash, eggplants,
peppers, and tomatoes.

Check sago palms for scale
spray with insecticide if neces-
sary. Watch for signs of larval
damage, treat with diatoma-
ceous earth.

For Fun
Plant Summer bulbs such as
dahlias, acidanthera, orinthoga-
lum dubium, calla lillies, asiatic
lillies, gloriosa lilies and pine-
apple fillies. Continue to plant
gladioli bulbs for continued
bloom. Plant butterfly larval
plants such as parsley, dill fen-
nel and milk weed.
Spring is upon us in our
Florida array of 3 1/2 seasons
and you know the time to crank
up that smelly, noisy lawn
mover is all too near.
Now is the time to change
that, shift your thoughts to a
luscious array of veggies in that
sunny spot of the yard, mixed
in with an enchanted cottage
garden of flowers. Yes, you can

have your own tomatoes and
eat them, too. Who says a yard
has to be a boring lawn loaded
with toxins to keep any other
life form out? When was the
last time you played croquet
on that lawn? Why not do the
ground work, get your hands
dirty with the satisfying end
result of having grown the
lettuce for your, salad or the
greens for dinner? Depending
on your yard, you might need
raised beds or even just strate-
gically place some planted con-
tainers to catch the sun. Plant
marigolds with the tomatoes,
it does not only look pretty, it
also keeps pests away.
The same is said for garlic
around your roses. You can
express yourself in the variety
of plants you grow. The joy of
tending to flowers and plants
is great therapy for your self
and the environment Get your
kids involved, get together
with neighbors to share in the
work as well as the harvest and
create beautiful, nourishing
spaces that feed you and the
neighborhood. I envision boun-
ties of squash and tomatoes on
every doorstep this summer.

Outdoor activities

Families in Nature
St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge will host another in the
series of "Families in Nature"
programs Saturday, March 28.
The upcoming events in the
Families in Nature program
include: Lighthouse Adventures
on Saturday, March 28 and
Creepy Crawlies on Saturday,
April 25. For more information,
call the refuge at 925-6121.

Grouper opens again
':'he recreational harvest of
red and black grouper in Gulf of
Mexico federal waters reopened
on March 15 following a one-
month closure. The recreational
harvest of red and black grou-
per in Gulf state waters did not
dose and remains open.
The commercial harvest of
gag, red and black grouper in all
Gulf waters off Florida, except
Monroe County state waters,
also reopened on March 15, fol-
lowing a one-month closure.
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) reminds anglers that the
recreational harvest season for
gag grouper from all Gulf wa-
ters off Florida dosed on Feb. 1
and will reopen on April 1.
State waters extend out
to nine nautical miles from
Florida's shoreline in the Gulf:

federal waters extend beyond
that line. More information on
grouper regulations, including
seasons, size and bag limits, is
available at MyFWC.com/RULE-

Burning for health
Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson reminded
residents of the vital role that
prescribed or controlled burn-
ing plays in maintaining the
health of Florida's forests and
other natural areas, as well as
protecting the safety of resi-
dents and visitors.
In 2008, the Florida Cabi-
net designated the first week
in March as "Prescribed Fire
Awareness Week."
"Prescribed Fire is a safe
way to apply a natural process,
ensure ecosystem health and
reduce wildfire risk," Bronson
said. "Many of our plant and
animal communities are depen-
dent on a regular occurrence
of fire for a healthy existence.
'Prescribed fire provides better
forage for wildlife and livestock,
returns nutrients to the soil,
helps to control certain plant
diseases, and reduces hazard-
ous fuel buildups."




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Terrie and Dan Hinchee have taken over Hamaknocker's Oasis.

New owners take over Oasis

Hamaknocker's Oasis in Och-
lockonee Bay is fast becoming
known for the barbecue it serves
and also for the outstanding en-
tertainment that it features.
New owners Dan and Terrie
Hinchee, lqrgtime residents in
the area, are creating a family
restaurant with local flavor and
fun. Open 7-days a week, and
featuring top musical artists on
the weekends, Hamaknocker's
Oasis a great place for families
and friends to meet for food
and fun.
The Hinchees decided to
become restaurateurs when they
saw an established landmark
next to the Wakulla Airport on
Highway 98 on the brink of dos-
ing. Originally, it was the location
of the Ochlockonee Bay VFW,
which was known for Bingo and
chicken fried steak. It became
Hamaknocker's Oasis in 2006.
Dan said he and Terrie were
excited with the opportunity to
save an established restaurant
and provide local jobs at the
same time. Kim Garber and Joe
Lawson, longtime employees of
Hamaknocker's Oasis, have made
the transition easy because of
their restaurant experience and
relationship with the customers,
said Dan.
The menu has a few new
additions, adding a variety of
steaks, salads, burgers, wraps
and fries, alongwith the same
tasty barbecue that everyone
has come to expect. Dan said
they are trying new menu items.

Also, with society becoming more
health conscious, they are now
offering more choices to meet
,those needs.
Hamaknocher's Oasis also of-
fers fast pick-up and take-out for
those in a hurry. You can call 984-
8130 or go to hamaknockersoasis.
com and view the menu or check
out upcoming events.
On the weekends, starting Sat-
urday, March 21, Hamaknocker's
Oasis will feature "The Rick Ott
Band" which will bring in a
variety of recording artists such
as Lindsey Evans and Mimi andt

the Hearn Dogs as special guests,
This is all part of the "From the
Heart Music Hour" a weekly
radio show created by Rick Ott
and Nelle McCall that is now be-
ing streamed over the Internet.
Go to oysterradio.com to listen.
Rick said he has a large listening
audience in European countries.
The show can be heard on Oys-
ter 106.5 every Monday evening.
Rick will be recording some of
the show while performing live
at Hamaknocker's Oasis with his
special guests the third Saturday
of every month.

Wakulla County celebrates

another Saturday festival

Wakulla County celebrated another Saturday festival on March 14 as the Crawfordville
Lion's Club hosted the annual St. Patrick's Day event in Crawfordville. The festivities began;
with a parade, above, before shifting over to Hudson Park for a wide variety of activities. The,
children enjoyed pony rides and vendors offered their goods for.a large crowd that gathered
at the park. Below, Gatortrax Services was one of the businesses that decorated a float in the;
color of the day. (Photos by Denise Fohl)

Field trips offered to teenage girls
TCC Wakulla is offering serving turtle nesting and interested in the environ-
free field trips to some of other activities. ment.
the natural places in the TCC Wakulla is partnering. Parents can also go along
community for girls, ages 14 with the Motorola Foundation on the field trips. To reserve
to 18 years old. Some of the to sponsor the field trips as a spot, contact Jo Barksdale at
field trip destinations include a means to encourage more 509-7063. The first field trip is
FSU Marine Lab, the Wakulla girls to go-intod science-based Sunday, March 22, to. the FSP
Springs Wildlife Festival, ob- occupations by getting them Marine Lab.

Rick Ott and Nelle McCall at their studio.

Capital Health Plan
Proudly Presents /

A monthly program for older adults who want to learn more about
creating and maintaining healthy, happy, and active lifestyles.

o-in us Monday, March 23, at 10:30am

at the Wakulla Senior Center
(33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville, FL)

Communicating Effectively
with Your Physicians
Presented by: Mary Goble, RN, BSN

o e Mary is the Director of the
Health Promotions Department
at Capital Health Plan.
Anna is one of the most familiar
faces in Tallahassee as the
Former morning host for
WCTV's "Good Morning Show."

Please RSVP to 850-523-7333.

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THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 19, 2009

A brief

Civil War

Crawfordville phtotgrapher
David Damon "shot" groups of
re-enacters creating the Battle
of Natural Bridge March 7 and
March 8 near Woodville.
The 32nd Annual Re-Enact-
ment commemorated the 1865
Civil War confrontation that .
preserved Tallahassee as the
only Confederate capital east
of the Mississippi River to
avoid Union Army control. B
In addition to the soldiers
re-enacting the battle, the
Civil War Civilians presented
a Battleground Field Hospital WidernessWay offers kaya
demonstration allowing mem-
bers of the society to show off
killsof the 19th century.demonstration at Maclay Gardens
State officials also an-
nounced that 55 acres adjacent The Wilderness Way, Flor- Events are free with park and demonstrations.
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Mental health care

conditions are worse

Florida is one of 14 states
where services and support
for mental health care are
growing worse rather than
better, according to the Na-
tional Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI) "Grading the
States 2009 Report Card."
"With more and more fami-
lies suffering the stress of lay-
offs and home foreclosures, a
lack of services couldn't have
come at a worse time," said
Jimmie Doyle, president of
NAMI Wakulla. "But Wakulla
County citizens are working to
reverse Florida's trend."
The NAMI report gives
Florida: an F in having an
adequate number of beds
and doctors to provide much-
needed medical care for men-
tal illnesses; a D in financing
care costs and a D in making
helpful information acces-

sible to the public, and a C in
government agencies working
together toward solutions.
NAMI's critical evaluation
of Florida coincideswith a de-
termination in Wakulla Coun-
ty to improve resources.
"NAMI Wakulla has a goal
to provide more services for
mental health consumers and
offer more support for fami-
lies who have a member with
a mental illness," Doyle said,
"We can't afford to fail."
Everyone interested in
joining the NAMI Wakulla
effort is invited to become a
part of a growing number of
people in the Big Bend area
who will meet at 6:30 p.m.
on the third Monday of each
month the Wakulla County
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Weltman named

banking officer

Melanie Weltman
,Melanie Weltman has been
named community banking
officer and market leader for
Capital City Bank. She has

been a Capital City Bank as-
sociate since 2007 and was
recognized as a Sales Leader
in 2008.
She is vice president of the
Wakulla Coast Optimist Club
and serves on the Board of Di-
rectors of the Wakulla County
Chamber of Commerce and
Volunteer Wakulla.
Weltman is also involved
with Wakulla Ducks Unlim-
ited, the Wakulla County
Sheriff's Volunteer Group and
the Wakulla Children's Fishing
Tournament. Stop by the Capi-
tal City Bank Office located at
2592 Crawfordville Highway
and see Melanie for all of your
banking needs.

Residential Elevators

names top staff

Triple H
The vision of the Mal-
lard Pond Subdivision devel-
oped by Triple H Builders has
been to build a neighborhood
where families are able to
walk, bike and have outings
in the community parks. There
are two ponds and a picnic
area with plenty of room for
kids and pets to, run and play
and enjoy the fresh air in
Wakulla County.
Because Triple H developed
Mallard Pond, they have been
able to keep the lot costs
substantially lower than most
builders have to pay. They are
able to pass this savings on
to their buyers by building.a
quality home at an affordable
price, starting at $149,900.
Mallard Pond has approxi-
mately 69 home sites available
which vary in size from 1/2 to
1/3 acre, some of which back
up to the recreation areas.
The homes have a minimum
square footage of 1,300 sq ft.

develops Mallard Pond

of heated and cooled space.
The standard homes have
8/12 roof, 9 foot ceilings,
8 foot garage doors, factory
sealed insulated windows,
fiber cement trim and siding,
vaulted ceilings, crown mold-
ing, plant shelves in the living
area, trey ceiling in the master,
recessed ceramic tile show-
ers, ceramic tiled kitchen and
baths, jetted tubs, upgraded
fixtures carpet and up-graded
custom built cabinets. The
builder puts wire and fiber
in the driveways and slabs to
help prevent cracking.
Buyers have the option of
choosing from an existing
floor plan or selecting a lot
and letting Triple H custom
design their home. The floor
plans being built in the sub-
division have front porches,
rear patios and oversized one
car garages. The neighborhood
has two parks with ponds,
walking and bike trails, paved

streets, underground utilities,
street lights and is on a central
sewer system.
Triple H Construction has
built homes in Songbird, the
Hammocks, Magnolia Ridge,
Deer Trail Acres, Lake Ellen
Estates, Hunters Glen, Fair-
winds, Mysterious Waters,
Sharonwood, Buck Forest,
Wakulla Gardens, Magnolia
Gardens and many homes on
individually owned lots. In
all, they have built more than
300 homes in Wakulla and sur-
rounding counties, since 1998.
They are family owned and
operated by Mickey, Debby
and Johnny Harbin. Triple H
pays special attention to the
detail of their quality built
homes. They make every
effort to follow the Green
guidelines by purchasing en-
ergy efficient heating and air
conditioning units, hot water
heaters, kitchen appliances
and using energy savingin-

In addition to the quality
built homes, this builder has
a great reputation for standing
behind their work with their
.builder's warranty.
The homes in Mallard Pond
are open every Sunday from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. or can be seen
any time by contacting Blue-
Water Realty Group, Dawn
Reed (850) 294-3468 or Elaine
Gary (850) 509-5409.
Directions: Highway 319
South to Crawfordville, turn
left onto Lower Bridge Road
(courthouse light), approxi-
mately one mile on left.
Triple H Construction has
built large custom homes
throughout Wakulla County.
They have many outlining
parcels, some with large acre
tracks to choose from. They
will also build on your prop-
erty in Wakulla or surround-
ing counties.

the Crawfordville Plant.
Office Employee of the
Year: Licia Langley. She works
in the Accounting Department
in Tallahassee.
Overall Employee of the
Year: Billy Lawhon. He won
$5,000 and works out of the
North Carolina area and cov-
ers all of the Northeast as Re-
gional Installation Manager.

Unemployment is up

Wakulla's unemployment
rate jumped in January to 6.5
percent, up from 5.7 percent
in December, according to the
state Agency for Workforce
A year ago, January 2008,
unemployment was 3.5 per-
cent in the county.
The unemployment rate
in the state continued to
?climb, ,up to .8.6 percent in
'4January from 8.1 percent in
-December and 7.4 percent
in November. The numbers
represent 800,000 jobless out
of a 9.2 million statewide
labor force. Last month, there
were 752,000 people without
,jobs. The state's inemploy-
ment continued to outpace
the national rate, which was
up sharply as well up 7.6
percent from 7.2 percent in
Even with the rise in lo-
cal unemployment, Wakulla
County continues to have
one, of the lowest unemploy-
ment rates in the state. Of 67
.counties in Florida, Wakulla
ranked sixth for lowest job-
less rate. Those with lower
unemployment were. Liberty
.at 55 percent, Alachua at 5.8
percent, Monroe at 5.9, Leon
at 6.0, and Unionat 6.3.
The highest unemploy-
ment in the state was in Fla-
gler, which reported a jobless

rate of 14.2 percent. There are
now 20 counties in the state
with unemployment at 10.0
percent or higher.
In January, the Wakulla
labor force was reported as
15,294 people, of which 14,306
were employed and 988 were
unemployed. In December,
the labor force consisted of
15,312 people with 14,423 with
obs and 889 without.

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makes a majority of people
cringe. It's a hassle, inconve-
nience, and imposing. How-
ever, it is a responsibility that
each and every private citi-
zen, business owner, county
employee, and even military
service personnel should not
be taking lightly. The actual
numbers are impossible to be
known, but they are stagger-
ing. The amount of material
that should be recycled but is
placed in our county landfill
each day instead.
I feel as though it is not all
lack of caring or even want-
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two elements, education or
understanding, and ability,"
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number of recyclable items
are unknown, but you can use
your imagination in knowing
the number of citizens, busi-
nesses and schools that are
in the county."
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schools with recycling. The
company is providing pickup
service for recycling, at very
affordable rates. The materials
can be picked up on a rotat-
ing schedule, or whenever
needed. The receptacles can
be provided by the company
to add to the convenience.

"We are trying to reach out
to everyone in this county to
try and spread the word of
recycling and the benefits of it.
I am planning on going before
the school board with a pro-
posal to aid in the recycling
, program very soon," said True.
"As one of the counties largest
producers of items which re-
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provide the most convenient
and cost effective means to
help the school district with
recycling. It will take time,
but I feel we all can make a
difference. It's just a matter
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CHAT recognizes the efforts of animal volunteers



SSusan Yelton
I hope everyone enjoyed
the St Paddy's Day parade
and the day at the park. Karen
Frazey and all the CHAT gals
worked very hard getting our
float and booth ready for the
I guess we are shameful
when it comes to showing off
all the beautiful dogs and kit-
ties that are at the Adoption
Center. If you did not make
your way to the Adoption Cen-
ter last week, please visit us
soon. Even if you don't adopt,
just taking an animal out of its
kennel helps socialize them.
Last week was also our
quarterly CHAT meeting dur-
ing which time we recognized,
Sheriff David Harvey and Dr.
Faith Hughes for their years
of contributions to homeless
We were also fortunate to
have as a guest speaker, Laura
Bivens, Southeast Regional

Director of the Humane Soci-
ety of the United States. She
spoke on the subject of "Puppy
Mills," while her puppy mill
rescue dog, Hercules, enter-
tained the crowd.
Many of you know Dr.
Hughes from Wakulla Animal
Hospital, but don't know that
she has been a member of the
CHAT board for many years,
Just last week I was at the
Adoption Center and she was
there taking a blood sample
from a cat.
The recognition of Dr.
Hughes was long overdue.
Over the years, she has con-
tributed many hours helping
us both treat and understand
the issues we face caring for
homeless animals.
If you were at the CHAT
meeting you probably enjoyed
the stories Heide Clifton and
Sheriff Harvey told about the
years before there was a shel-
ter or animal control.
In the days when inmates
were housed at the old jail,
Sheriff Harvey remembered
that homeless dogs were
kept at the back door of the
old jail.
He recalled that during one
of the regular accreditation

surveys, he was quite con-
cerned when they did not pass
with "flying colors." They tried
to fulfill all the requirements
of certification and could not
imagine what problem was
identified. The culprit was a
The accreditation commit-
tee found dog feces in one of
the cells. Apparently, on one
very cold night someone felt
sorry for a dog and brought
it into the jail so it would not
freeze to death.
With the new jail, things
changed. A shelter was built
for homeless dogs and cats
and there was finally an ani-
mal control staff. And now we
have both an adoption center
as well as an animal control
center. The most recent change
according to the sheriff is that
we have the county's first
Animal Control Auxiliary staff,
Bob Crain.
For many years we have
had auxiliary staff assist the

sheriff's office perform task
such as, direct traffic or help
out at schools, but Bob is the
first for Animal Control. Bob
has been volunteering at Ani-
mal Control for more than a
year, but recently, enrolled in
the animal control program at
Gulf Coast Community College
and became certified.
With all the cutbacks in ser-
vices, Bob is making a valuable
contribution to our county. I
know if you call Animal Con-
trol Director Ivanhoe Carroll at
926-0902, she would welcome
your call and tell you how you
can get involved in helping
them both protect the public
and the animals. You might
want to start off like Bob did
volunteering for a few days.
We have not mentioned the
Paws in Prison Program in a
while, but it is up and running
and ready for graduation. This
is an amazing class of dogs
and they graduate on April 10.
We still need homes for many

Couple plans to marry

o 1- r

Colvin and Lovel

exchange vows

Petra Shuff with Dr. Faith Hughes and the award.
of the dogs. Sherman at 264-4511.
Go to www.pawsinprison. On another note, Paws in
net for pictures of this class Prison and Florida Wild Mam-
as well as an application to get mal Association are having a
involved. There is also a flyer joint yard sale in Crawfordville
with pictures of the dogs at from March 24 to March 26.
the Adoption Center. If you are "spring cleaning"
We also invite you to their and have some donations, call
graduation. It is a very special Cathy Sherman at 264-4511.
time for both the inmates, We still need donations and
dogs and new adoptive fami- the yard sale is a good time
lies. You will need prior clear- to get rid of all those things
ance to attend, but that can that have been cluttering up
be arranged by calling Cathy your home.


Melissa J. Culbertson and Robert B. Strickland

Priscilla Colvin of Craw-
fordville and Bradley Lovel of
C awfordville were married Sat-
urday, Feb. 21 at Willow Pond
in Monticello. Rev. Dennis Hall
performed the ceremony.
, The bride is the daughter
of Marvin and Sarah Colvin of
Crawfordville. The groom is the
son of Kenny and Starlett Lovel
of Crawfordville.
The maid, of honor was
'Stephanie McCranie. The
bridesmaids were Angela Jester
of Clarksville, Tenn., and Nicole
Lovel, Trisha Weeks and Olivia
Wells, all of Crawfordville. The
flower girls were Mia Jester of
Clarksville and Ashley Colvin
of Crawfordville, niece of the
The best man was Kris Lovel
of Crawfordville, brother of the
groom. The groomsmen were
Jeremiah Creech and Rob Wil-
liams, both of Crawfordville,
and Tony Bryan of Tuscaloosa;
",Ala. ,
A reception was held at.
, Willow Pond. The couple took

Perry Festival set
The Florida State Bluegrass
Festival will be held Thurs-
day through Sunday, April 2
through April 5 in Perry.
If bluegrass music has sto-
len your heart, as it has so
many others, The Florida State
Bluegrass Festival in Perry
should be on your calendar.
Nominated by the Inter-
national Bluegrass Music As-
sociation (IBMA) as one of
the "Best Events of 2006" in
the country, this extremely
popular event promises four
days of genuine toe-tapping
bluegrass music delivered by
performers from all over the
United States.
The event is sponsored by
the Taylor County Chamber
of Commerce is held on the
grounds of the Forest Capital
State Park.

a wedding trip to Gatlinburg,
Tenn. and are living in Craw-

Shawn Culbertson and Eve-
lina Schwoob of Sopchoppy
announce the engagement
and upcoming marriage of
their daughter, Melissa Jean
Culbertson 'of Sopchoppy, to
Robert Brandon Strickland of
Sopchoppy. He is the son of
Robert and Regina Strickland
of Sopchoppy.
The bride-elect is a 2006 grad-
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Lafayette Park in Apalachicola.


Farrington Law Office

Deirdre A.
Farrington, Esq.

68-B Feli Way
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
(850) 926-2700
Fax (850) 926-2741

The City of Sopchoppy, Florida is soliciting proposals from firms or individuals interested in
providing planning services to the City of Sopchoppy. The scope of services anticipated to
be completed during fiscal year 2008-2009 includes a complete update and rewrite of the
City's comprehensive plan to adopt EAR based amendments pursuant to Part II, Chapter
163, Florida Statutes. Proposals should be submitted in writing to: City of Sopchoppy,.
Florida, P.O. Box 1219, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. Proposals must be received at that
address by close of business March 31, 2009. Proposals will be evaluated on the following
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Get involved in St. Marks City Commission meetings

By Linda Walker

Hi neighbors. As always I feel
like we are especially blessed in
St Marks. We made it through
the whole weekend without
that predicted thunderstorm,
The weather was a tad warm,
but not too hot. She who shall
remain nameless did not have
to put her longjohns back on,
It was too warm for me since
I prefer it to be in the 60s, but
you justcan't have it all,
Neighbors, I need to make
a correction about the person

who came to my rescue in
Crawfordville when I had to
go to a chain drugstore after
being at the doctor. There was
a familiar face working in the
pharmacy and the people there
did try very hard to limit my
visit while waiting on my Rx's.
It was my doctor's office that
was causing the delay. Can you
believe that now doctors offices
no longer answer their phones?
You only get recordings and
The person who came to my
aid and helped me get up out of
the car was from St. Marks and
he was much appreciated. God
puts the strangest angels right

there when you need them,
I heard Melissa Knight had
her surgery on March 6, so pray
she is on the mend. I think it
was back surgery, but I'm not
sure about that.
I personally want to thank
whoever is responsible for the
messages on our church sign
each week. It does make me
stop and think.
I hope all of you will start
going to our town meetings.
I just have.to find out when
they are being held. Sometimes
they have a parking lot full on
different days and I never know
what's going on. I think it must
be the waterfront restoration

I really miss our bulletin
board at the post office, but
someone abused the use of
it to post a personal opinion,
so it came down. I like our
new postmaster even though I
wish we still had Pat Ward and
Debra. Nothing against John, he
does a great job, but it feels like
walking into a doctor's office to
me. No place to post local info,
etc. and that is where town
hall posted all of the meetings.
If you lost or found a pet you
could put it up on our bulletin
board. One thing we all have to
do is go get our mail.
Now, let's wish these special

people happy birthday: a late
but very happy birthday to
Ray Boles on March 15, happy
birthday to Daniel Strickland
on March 16, James Beard on
March 21 and most special of
all, happy birthday to my only
grandson, Alex Hester, who will
turn 13 on March 25. He grew
up when I turned my head, but
is still my little heart. Oh, and
happy birthday to me on March
29, What comes after "older
than dirt"?
If your name is not on our
birthday list, it is your fault. You
can sign up at Bo Lynn's store
or call me at 925-0234. On our
prayer list please, pray for each

other, pray for Thelma and Kent
Murphy, Newell Ladd, Jewel
and James Franklin, Nettie,
Junior and Gordon Strickland,
Dottie Lynn, Lil Billy Brown,
Lil Buddy Johnson, Jim and
Betty, Mary and Eddie Ward,
Joyce Holly, and all of those
not named here. Pray for our
troops and their families, our
Vietnam vets, our town, country
and pray for peace.
Thought for this week- Have
you ever wondered why no-
body asks us what our opinion
is on what is being done in our
If you have news, get it to
me at 925-0234 or leave a note

Bishop Brown still going strong at 94

By Ethel Skipper
A thought for the week:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot
change, courage to change the
things I can, and wisdom to
know the difference.
Last week I was blessed
to spend some time visiting
with our bishop of the church.

He lives in Jacksonville. He is
from Sopchoppy, grew up here
and moved away when he was
a young man. Bishop Brown is
94 years old. He pastors two
churches one in Jacksonville
and one in Waycross, Ga. I
don't see how the man can do
it. The answer is, you would
have to meet him and see
him and hear him. I was ask-
ing about the old Sopchoppy.
My questions were answered.
There was a lot of history.

Eva Johnson wishes a hap-
py birthday to Alberta Hines
on March 24. A belated happy
birthday to Bobbery A. Rosier,
Merddie Rosier, Jr., and Eva
Mae Johnson on March 27.
Best wishes to you all.
Our prayers go out to all
the sick, shut-in, those in
the hospital, nursing homes,
prison, jails, the unsaved, and
all in need of help. Let us pray
for all who are in authority
that we may lead a quiet and

peaceable life in all godliness
and honesty.
On Saturday, March 27, the
women of Skipper Temple
Church will have a breakfast.
The menu includes sausage/
bacon, grits, eggs, homemade
biscuits, coffee and juice., o-
nations of $4.99 are requested.
Meals will be served from
7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Skipper
Temple Church, 165 Surf Road.
For information, call 962-7838,
510-6653, 962-3911.

Anne Rudloe is honored by group

The American Association
of University Women hon-
ored Anne Rudloe, Ph.D. as
one of three women at the
2009 Outstanding Community
Women Awards Luncheon on
March 14 at Aria restaurant in
Rudloe lives in Panacea
where she operates-Gulf Speci-
men Marina Laboratory with
her husband, Jack. She is
Managing Director of the lab
where she had led its transfor-

mation into an award winning
non-profit environmental cen-
ter and public aquarium.
She is author of 18 scien-
tific research publications in
the field of animal behavior,
marine ecology and endan-
gered species research.
She is also author or co-au-
thor of 14 articles on natural
history that have appeared in
a number of national publica-
For 20 years, she has taught

at Florida State University
and Tallahassee Community
As an environmental activ-
ist, she headed the successful
land acquisition campaign for
a 1,000 acre addition to a fed-
eral wildlife preserve and de-
veloped a management plans
for the Florida Big Bend Sea
Grasses Aquatic Preserve.
She took a leadership role
in team-based resource pres-,
ervation efforts that success--

fully prevented real estate
development in a 500 acre
coastal wetland and placed it
in public ownership.
She has also managed a
national campaign to pro-
tect a 2,000 hectare seagrass
ecosystem from marina and
golf course development and
reduced the environmental
impact of another marina ad-
jacent to public lands.

Growers' Market will

be opening in May

It's official. We've set our
clocks forward and the count-
down to spring is on. If the
beautiful weather has you open-
ing windows and digging in
the dirt with fresh veggies in
mind, go ahead and mark your
calendar for the first Wakulla
County growers' market, com-
ing May 5.
Purple Martin Nurseries, in
conjunction with FAMU State-
Wide Small Farm Programs and
the local extension service, is
pleased to join an increasing
number of area community
markets by hosting the Tuesday

Growers' Market, starting May 5,'
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The weekly
growers' market will be a rain
or shine event and will feature,
fresh, locally grown and organic'
produce as well as herbs; plants,
local honey, seafood and more.
Interested growers and!
market participants (no resale,
please) should contact FAMU
StateWide Small Farm Pro-
grams/Dr. Jennifer Taylor at
850-412-5260 or e-mail jennifer.
taylor@famu.edu. You may also,
contact Purple Martin Nurseries
for updated information on the
market (926-8335).

FWMA to hold yard sale
Florida Wild Mammal As- 4 or at Nad's on Thursday, March
sociation will hold its Spring 26, after 12 p.m. All proceeds to
Yard Sale at Nad's Self Storage, benefit the injured and orphaned
located at 59 Shadeville Road wildlife.
in Crawfordville on Friday and The yard sale will be open
Saturday, March 27 and March for business all day Friday and
28. Set-up will be on Thursday most of the day Saturday. Paws in
March 26. Donated items.are still Prison, will be joining the event
needed, appreciated and tax de- this year and if you'd like to do-
ductible. You may drop off items nate to their cause, please contact
in advance at Nads Storage, Unit Cathy Sherman at 264-4511.


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Legal Notice

CASE NO.: 00-5PR
Lelia Andrews,
An alleged incapacitated person.

Pursuant to section 755.534, notice is
hereby given that unclaimed funds exist in the
above-described guardianship. If you have a
claim to funds in this guardianship, please
contact the Clerk of Court for Wakulla County,
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327. If no claim is made for these
funds within six (6) months of date of this no-
ticed was first'published (February 19, 2009),
the funds will be deposited with the Chief Fi-
nancial Officer for the State of Florida.
Dated this 10th day of February, 2009
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
February 19, March 19, 2009

CASE NO.: 00-7PR
Evie Heath,
An alleged Incapacitated, person.
I -
Pursuant to section 755.534, notice is
hereby given that unclaimed funds exist in the
above-described guardianship. If you have a
clpim to funds in this guardianship, please
contact the Clerk of Court for Wakulla County,
3056 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327. If no claim is made for these
funds within six (6) months of date of this no-
ticed was first published (February 19, 2009,
the funds will be deposited with the Chief Fi-
nancial Officer for the State of Florida.
Dated this 10th day of February, 2009
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
February 19, March 19, 2009

CASE NO./08-000262-FC
WIN, and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the above named
Defendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, llenors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claim-
Current Residence Unknown, but whose last
known addresses were:
119 Finner Drive, Crawfordville, 'Florida 32327
PA0. Box 166, Woodville, Florida 32362
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Wakulla County, Florida, to wit:
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on OUGLAS C. ZAHM,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
18820 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 212,
Clearwater, Florida 33764, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice of
Action, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 3056 Crawfordville, Highway,
Crawfordville, FL 32327, either before serv-
ices on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on
this 12 day of March, 2009.
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation In order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entltitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Letha Wells, (850) 926-0905
Ext. 222, within 2 working days of your receipt
of this temporary injunction. If you are hearing
or voice Impaired, call TDD 1-800-955-8771.
March 19, 26, 2009


CASE NO. 08-106 PR

The administration of the estate of
ERNESTINE G. TINNER, deceased, File
Number 08-106 PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Wakulla County, Florida, Probate DI-
vision, the address of which Is Wakulla County
Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville Highway,
Crawfordville, Florida 32327. ,The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of.the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must file their
claims with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
All other creditors of the decedent and' per-
sons having claims or demands against the
estate must file their claims with this court

The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is Marach 12, 2009.
DATED this 18th day of February, 2009.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No. 0338450
1723 271ST Place
Smith, Thompson, Shaw & Manausa, P.A.
Ocean Park, Washington 98640
3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
Tel: (850) 893-4105
Fax: (850) 893-7229
March 12, 19, 2009

CASE NO. 08-153 FC

Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered In
the above-styled cause, In the Circuit Court of
Wakulla County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Wakulla County, Florida, described
VILLE, FL 32327
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the front entrance of the Wakulla
County Courthouse, 3056 Crawfordville High-
way, Crawfordville, FL 32327 at 11:00 o'clock,
A.M., on April 9, 2009.
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Us Pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the
3rd day of March, 2009.
Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff'
In accordance with the Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact Court Administra-
tion at 3056 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville,
Florida 32328, telephone (850) 926-0905, not
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ing. If hearing Impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
March 12,.19, 2009

CASE NO.: 09-13-PR

The administration of the Estate of HOWARD
DAVIS, deceased, Case Number 09-13-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 names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's Estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within thfee months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's Estate must file their claims with
The date of the first publication of this Notice
Is March 12, 2009.
Co-Personal Representative:
Post Office Box 276
Sopchoppy, FL 32358
Co-Personal Representative:
95 Maido Street'
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives:
Mary Ellen Davis
Florida Bar Number 949884
Post Office Box 1720
Crawfordville, FL 32326
March 12, 19,2009

CASE NO. 65-2008-CA-000186



Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
March 2, 2009 and entered in Case NO.
65-2008-CA-000186 of the Circuit Court of the
SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for WAKULLA
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NA-"
CMLTI 2007-WFHE2, is the Plaintiff and
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at FRONT FOYER
at 11:OOAM, on the 9th of April, 2009 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Us Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on March 2, 2009.
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
March 12, 19, 2009

Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Stor-
age Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83,
Part IV that Seminole Self Storage will hold a
sale by sealed bid on MARCH 28, 2009 at
10:00 A.M., at 2314 Crawfordville Hwy., Craw-
fordville, Florida 32327, of the contents of
Mini-Warehouse containing personal property
Before the sale date of March 28, 2009, the
Owners may redeem their property by pay-
ment of the Outstanding Balance and cost by
mailing it to 2314 Crawfordville Hwy., Craw-
fordville, Florida 32327, or paying in person at
the warehouse location.
March 19, 2009

CASE NO.: 65-2009-dA-000042

40 Farrier Lane
Crawfordville, FI 32327
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
ck:.e .i modn.gage on the following property in
WAKULLA Coury Florida .
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses within 30 days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida Default Law Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
9119 Corporate Lake Drive,, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or peti-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 6th day of March, 2009.
(Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
March 19, 26, 2009-

Notice is given pursuant to Florida Self-Stor-
age Facility Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83,
Part IV that Wakulla Realty will hold a sale by
sealed bid on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at
10:00 a.m. at 2655B U.S. Highway 319 of the
contents of Mini-warehouse containing per-
sonal property of:
Roy Bell
Angela Ford
Phi Ilp Harvey
Megan Kimbrell
Allen Matthews
Jake Rawis, Sr.
James Sessor
Johnathon Stalvey
Helen Thomas
Stacy Zuber
Before the sale date of March 21, 2009, the
owner may redeem their property by payment
of the outstanding balance and cost by mailing
It to Post Office Box 535, Crawfordvlle, Flor-
ida 32326 or by paying in person at 2655 U.S.
Highway 319, Crawfordville, Florida.
March 12,19, 2009

Notice Is given pursuant to Florida Self-Stor-
age Faciltly Act, Florida Statutes, Chapter 83,
Part IV that Crawfordville Self Storage will
hold a sale by sealed bid on Saturday, April 4,
2009, at 10:00 a.m. at 3291 Crawfordville
Hwy. of the contents of Mini-Warehouse con-
taining personal property of:
Floalne Andrews
Scott Gedeon
Shawn Poole
Kenneth Davis
Before the sale date of Saturday, April 4,
2009, the owners may redeem their property
by a payment of the outstanding balance and
cost by paying In person at 3291 Crawfordville
March 19, 26, 2009

Notice is hereby given pursuant to "Florida
Self Storage Facility Act Florida Statutes,"
Chapter 83, part IV that the Stow Away Center
will hold a sale by sealed bid on Thursday,
March 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the junction
of Highway 98 and Spring Creek Hwy. for the
contents of a Mini Self Storage unit containing
the personal property of:
Pauletta Strickland
Before the sale date of March 26, 2009, the
owners may redeem their property by pay-
ment of the outstanding balance and costs by
paying In person at the Stow Away Center,
2669 Spring Creek Hwy., Crawfordville, FL
March 12, 19, 2009

CASE NO.: 08-239-FC
WANDA K. BECH, Husband and Wife,
Husband and Wife and OCCUPANT (TEN-
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final.
Judgment After Default dated March 9, 2009,
In the above-styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash In the Front
Lobby of the Wakulla County Courthouse,
Crawfordville, Florida, on Thursday, April 9,
2009, at 11:00 a.m., the following described
Lot Number Seventeen (17) in Block "E", Unit
Number One (1) of Shell Point Beach, a subdi-
vision In Lot 121 of Hartsfield Survey of Lands
In Wakulla County, Florida, as shown by plat
of said subdivision of record on page 24 of
Plat Book Number One (1) of the Public Re-
cords of Wakulla County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH the Southerly 25.00 feet of
that portion of a 10.00 foot Strip Lying West-
erdy of Lot 15, Block "E" described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of Lot 15,
Block "E" of Shell Point Beach, Unit No. 1, a
subdivision'as per map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 1, Page 4, of the Public
Records of Wakulla County, Florida, and run
South 85 degrees 02 minutes West along a
projection of the Southerly boundary of said
ot 15, a distance of 51.22 feet to the South-
westerly right-of-way boundary of Canal Street
(50 foot right-of-way) and the POINT OF BE-
continue South 85 degrees 02 minutes West
along said projection 10.24 feet to the South-
westerly boundary of a 10 foot strip of land as
described of said plat of Unit No. 1 of Shell
Point Beach, thence North 17 degrees 30 min-
utes West along said Southwesterly boundary
25.00 feet, thence North 85 degrees 02 min-
utes East to the Southwesterly boundary of
said Canal Street, thence South 17 degrees
30 minutes East along said Southwesterly
boundary 25.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING containing 512.20 square feet, more or
Dated on March 9, 2009.
Seal, Wakulla County Clerk
of the Circuit Court)
Mary Ellen Davis, Lawyer
Post Office Box 1720
Crawfordville, FL 32326
(850) 926-6003
(Counsel for Plaintiffs)
Mr. Greg Wolth (Defendant)
4929 N. Andres Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
Mrs. Kathleen Wolth (Defendant)
4929 N. Andres Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
12 Rising Tide Way
Crawfordvlle, FL 32327
March 19, 26, 2009

Wakulla Soil & Water Conservation District
PLACE: Wakulia County Extension Bldg.
DATE: March 26, 2009
TIME: 6:30 P.M.
CONTACT: Joe Duggar at 926-3774
March 19, 2009

Approved 03/03/09
Board of County Commissioners
Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners In and
for Wakulla County, Florida met for a regular
scheduled Board Meeting on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 17, 2009 with Chairman Howard Kessler
presiding. Present were Commissioners
eorge Green, Lynn Artz, Alan Brock and
Mike Stewart. Also present were County Ad-
ministrator Ben Pingree, County Attorney Ron
Mowrey and Deputy Clerk Evelyn Evans.
Invocation provided by Commissioner Kessler
Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner

(CD6:03) Commissioner Stewart made a mo-
tion to approve the Agenda with the following
amendments, item 10 pulled prior to the meet-
ing, move item (16) to beginning of General
Business, under County Attorney add (1) Con-
fidential Meeting and(2) reports, under Com-
missioner Kessler add (1) reconsideration of
rezoning Deweese/Baze. Second by Com-
missioner Brock. Motion carried unanimously,
Public Hearing
(CD6:05) 1. Request Board Approval to Con-
duct a Public Hearing to Approve the Acquisi-
tion of Property Necessary for Easements for
the Wakulla Gardens Sewer and WWTP Up-
grade Projects
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 125.355
Commissioner Stewart made a motion to ap-
prove conducting the public hearing to ap-
prove the acquisition of the parcels of land In
akulla Gardens for Sewer and Waste Water
Treatment Plant upgrades. Second by Com-
missioner Brock. Motion carried unanimously,
(CD6:10) Commissioner Stewart made a mo-
tion to approve the Consent Agenda in its en-
tirety. Second by Commissioner Brock. Mo-
tion carried unanimously, 5/0.

2. Approval of Minutes February 3, 2009
Regular Meeting.
3. Approval of Minutes February 3, 2009
Workshop Regarding Commissioners
4. Approval of Payment of Bills and Vouchers
Submitted for January 29, 2009 February 11,
5. Request Board consideration and approval
for Wakulla County EMS to apply for a atch-
ing Grant for an Off Road Vehicle Package.
6. Request Board consideration and approval
for Wakulla County EMS and Wakulla County
Fire to jointly apply for a Matching Grant for
First Responder Jump Bags.
21. Request authorization to schedule a Local
Delegation Meeting on February 24, 2009 at
6:00 p.m. held in the Commission Chambers.
(CD6:11) 7. Board consideration of request
for Vearil Family Enclave Agreement
Commissioner Artz made a motion to approve
the Vearil Family Enclave Agreement Sec-
ond by Commissioner Brock. Motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
(CD6 211 Corr.misioner Stewan made a 6-
tlion foi staff to review tne present Family En-
clave Oiainance ana bnng back recommends
tions for regulation and enforcement. Second
by Commissioner Artz, Motion carried unani-
mously, 5/0.
(CD6:21) 8. Request Board approval of
WORKFORCE plus Board Appointment.
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove the Workforce lus appointment of Dave
Buckridge, Wakulla Bank to the Board of Di-
rectors. Second by Commissioner Stewart.
Motion carried unanimously, 5/0.
(CD6:35) 9. Request Board approval to
spend $28,375 from the Wakulla County Drug
Trust Fund for purchase of Equipment.
Commissioner Green made a motion to ap-
prove the WCSO expenditure of $28,375.00
from the Wakulla County Drug Trust Fund to
purchase electronic surveillance equipment
and to support Community Crime Prevention
Programs. Second by Commissioner Stewart.
Motion carried unanimously, 5/0.
10. Request Board approval of the Coast
Guard Auxiliary to use space at the Wakulla
Station Fire Department and Memorandum of
Understanding -- This Item pulled prior to
(CD 6:36) 11. Request Board review and ap-
proval of negotiations with Wildwood Golf
Course and approval of the Reclaimed Water
Use Agreement with authorization for the
County Administrator to execute the agree-
ment on behalf of the County.
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove the proposed Reclaimed Water Use
Agreement with Wildwood Golf Course and
authorize the Chairman to execute the con-
tract with an attempt to lessen the number of
years involved and if that attempt is unsuc-
cessful then the contract will stand as pre-
sented. Second by Commissioner Artz. Motion
cardried unanimously, 5/0.
CD7:01) 12. Request Board approval for the
chairman to execute an Employment Contract
for the Executive Director of Tourist Develop-
ment Council.
Commissioner Green made a motion to hold a
Workshop to address questions on the Tourist
Development Contract for Monday, February
23, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Second by Commis-
sioner Brock. Voting for: Kessler, Brock,
Green and Artz. Opposed: Stewart. Motion
carried, 4/1.
Commissioner Green made a motion to table
item 12, Tourist Development Contract until
the March 3, 2009 Board Meeting. Second by
Commissioner Artz. Motion carried unani-
mously, 5/0.
(CD7:32) 13. Request Board approval of a
budget amendment to reallocate funding from
three smaller pieces of equipment to purchase
a Mini Excavator.
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ap-
prove the budget amendment to reallocate
funding from three smaller pieces of equip-
ment to purchase a Mini Excavator. Second
by Commissioner Artz. Motion carried unani-
mously, 5/0.
(CD7:45) 14. Request Board consideration of
an Operational Audit.
Commissioner Artz made a motion to ap-
proach the Legislative Delegation next week
or assistance in obtaining a State Operational
Audit, If they decline, staff will then petition the
Auditor General's Office to see if they will as-
sist, if they decline, staff is directed to form an
Operational Audit Selection Committee to In-
clude the following: Clerk of Court or desig-
nee, Property Appraiser or designee, County
Administrator, Assistant County Administrator,
HR&Purchaslng Coordinator, CCOW repre-
sentative, and Chamber of Commerce repre-
sentative, and that committee will work on an
RFP to bring back to the Board. Second by
Commissioner Green. Motion carried unani-
mously, 5/0.
(CD8:11) 15. Request Board approval of Ap-
pointments to the Library Advisory Board.
Commissioner Artz made a motion to approve
the appointments to the Library Advisory
Board. Second by Commissioner Stewart.
Motion carded unanimously, 5/0.
:District 1 Molly Clore
District 2 Patricia Thomas
*District 3 Paul Johnson
*District 4 Unda Sheldon
*District 5 David Roddenberry
:At Large I Marj Law
*At Large II Sue Belford
(CD6:22) 16. Request Board authorization for
the preparation of a Request for Proposal(s)
based on method of construction as directed
by the Board.
Commissioner Stewart made a motion for

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I Legal Notice

Board approval of Construction Management
Services (At Risk) as the construction method
and the drafting of Request for Proposals for
the Construction Management Services (At
Risk) and Architectural & Engineering Serv-
ices based on the best practices outlined on
age 5. Second by Commissioner Brock.
Motion carried unanimously, 510.
(CD6:31) Commissioner Stewart made a mo-
tion to approve the budget amendment trans-
ferringg funding from Courthouse Expansion
Project to the Community Center Project and
direct staff on preparing Phase I construction
RFP documents are actionable at the $1.77
million (funded) or the full $2.8. million esti-
mated level to Include analysis of loan costs
for this gap. Second by Commissioner Green.
Motion carded unanimously, 5/0.
(CD8:12) 19. Request board approval to ap-
ply for a Land and Water Conservation Fund
(LWCF) Grant through the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
Commissioner Brock made a motion to
authorize staff to pursue submission of an ap-
plication to the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection/Land and Water Conserva-
tion Fund for $37,500.00 for repair and expan-
sion of the Mashes Island Boat Ramp and ex-
panded facilities upgrade and approve the use
of $37,500.00 from the Parks and Recreation
Reserve in the One-cent Sales Option Capital
Improvement 317-Fund. Second by Commis-
sioner Stewart.
,Voting for: Kessler, Green, Brock, and
Stewart. Opposed: Artz. Motion
carried, 4/1.
(CD8:17) 20. Request for Board Ratification
ol ins 2009 Board Priorities Action Plans.
Commissioner Brock made a motion to ratify
the 2009 Board Priorities Action Plans and di-
rect staff to submit quarterly updates on each
priority Issue. Second by Commissioner
Stewart. Voting for: Kessler, Green, Stewart,
and Brock. Opposed: Artz. Motion carried,
Commissioner Agenda Items
(CD8:32) a. Request Board approval of a
Budget Amendment to provide additional
funds to allow the Wilderness Coast Bookmo-
bile to continue.
Commissioner Stewart made a motion to ap-
prove the budget amendment allowing
$5,000.00 for the Wilderness Coast Bookmo-
bile. Second by Commissioner Brock. Motion
cardried unanimously,. 5/0.
Gavel passed to Commissioner Green
(CD8:34) b. Rezoning of Deweese/Baze
Commissioner Kessler made a motion to re-
consider the action taken at the February 3,
2009 Board Meeting regarding the
Deweese/Baze property rezoning. Second by
Commissioner Stewart. Voting for: Kessler,
Green, Stewart, and Brock. Opposed: Artz.
Motion carried, 4/1.
Commissioner Kessler made a motion to di-
rect staff to advertise the Deweese/Baze prop-
erty rezoning for a 30-day period. Second by
Commissioner Stewart. Voting for: Kessler,
Green, Stewart, and Brock. Opposed: Artz.
Motion carried, 4/1.
Gavel returned to Chairman
(CD8:36) a. Request Board approval to direct
staff to prepare an Ordinance to lower the
threshold for Citizen Initiatives under Wakulla
County's Charter no action taken.
(CD8:53) a. Confidential Meeting
Commissioner Brock made a motion to adver-
tise a confidential meeting for March 3, 2009
starting at 6:00 p.m. that will not exceed 30
minutes to'discuss Snyder vs. Wakulla. Sec-
ond by Commissioner Stewart. Motion carried
unanimously, 5/0.
(CD8:56) b. Report of work performed over
the last two weeks.
(CD8:57) a. Update on work at the Commis-
sion Complex, re-roofing and painting, code
violations at Promise Lard Ministries
t(CD9:01) a. Board consideration of closing
pe Upper River Bridge permanently or buying
property that is currently available to build a
Boat Ramp/Parking Area discussion.
COMMISSIONER KESSLER (a) partial clos-
ing of Guy Strickland Road (b) Vendors and:
the possibility.of a mini green expo.

I 110 Help Wanted I

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P/T dishwasher and P/T cook. Ap-
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120 Services and Busi-

Free Estimates
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Affordable Handyman Services.
Interior/Exterior painting, cleaning,
soft/pressure wash, cool seal, car-
pentry and many other odd jobs.
References avail. Bobby/Carol
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Heating and Cooling
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pavers tractor work
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SERVICE Bushhogging, Box-
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new construction, __TM
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C & R Tractor/Backhoe Services,
large tract and residential site
clearing rock, dirt, and road base
hauling, call Crandall

(CD9:11) There being no further business to Courson's Cleaning Services.
come before the Board, Commissioner Brock Pressure/soft washing. Commer-
made a motion to adjourn with a second by
Commissioner Green. Motion carried unani- cial and Residential Cleaning. Li-
mously, 5/0. censed and Insured. Free esti-
9:11 pm.mates, references. Casey
March 19, 2009 850-509-6884, Jill 85.0-668-3980.

105 Business Opportuni-
I ties I

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125 Schools and Instruc-
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tools, toys, household items, car,
dolly. 75 Simmons Court, Och-
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Huge benefit sale, Promise Land
Ministries Lighthouse. Saturday,
3/21, 7AM-3:30PM, 20 Church
Rd. Appliances, furniture, clothes,
electronics, tools, building materi-
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Saturday, 3/21 Songbird, 57 Car-
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Housing Act which makes it ille-
to advertise "any preference, limi-
tation, or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national ori-
gin or an intention to make any
such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status in-
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18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing the custody of
children under the age of 18.
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readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this
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toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
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515 Apartments for Rent|

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515 Apartments for Rent| 555 Houses for Rent 560 Land forSale

1BR/1BA $660/mo.
416 B. Teal Lane, between the
Hospitals off Miccosukee Road.
1BR/1BA full size, very nice and
clean, private area, new carpet, full
kitchen, indoor laundry w/washer &
dryer, large bedroom with walk-in
closet, large bathroom with 5' vanity
& sink top, nice covered front patio,
metal blinds. Quadruplex withseasy
parking. Must seel One of the best
1BR units around. Call 325-2000.

530 Comm. Property forh

Self Storage Units
~ Boat/RV Storage
~ Retail Space Available
~ Locks, Boxes & More

Commercial building on busy
Hwy. 98/Panacea for rent.
$550/month. $550/security. Och-
lockonee Bay Realty:
Great-Locationi ,1,200sq.ft. Craw-
fordville Hwy. adjoining The Wa-
ikulla News. Three offices, recep-
tion, waiting area, large kitchen.
;$1,000/mo. Call 926-6289 or
Great-Location! 1,200sq.ft. Craw-
ifordville Hwy. adjoining The Wa-
kulla News. Three offices, recep-
tion, waiting area; large kitchen.
,$1,000/m, Call 926-6289 or
,Mini-Warehouse Spaces for lease,
8X10 and 10X12 now available.
Come by or call Wakulla Realty,

SeVeral H I
Great atmosphere All rents, plus sales
tax, incl. all utilities, trash p/u, full kitchen
use, and clean restrooms. Cleaning of
common area. Rates starting at $300/mo.
First and last month's rent .Call 926-4511.
W a13-month lease.
Woodville Retail
Space Available
Fitness Studio-1000/sf
(Wall to wall mat & mirrors)
*Retail -1250/sf
(Storefront w/back storage)
Two-Bay Garage-1200/sf.
Divided Office Space-1074/sf
Lewiswood Center
S 421-5039

545 Homes for Sale

$137,500. Owner will pay $2,500
to Realtor. Property sold "as-is"'
'w/Buyer paying ALL closing costs.
;1,800 SqFt., 4BR/2BA, 23 Neeley
'Road. Nick at 850-766-7750.
3BR/2BA built 2007. 100% financ-
ing at 4% interest. 37 John David
,Dr. Short walk to Lake Ellen.
'Solid-poured concrete, 9X
stronger, 3X more energy-efficient
than standard wood construction.
S550 Homes w/ Acreage
I 550 for Sale I

modular home on 1/2 acre. Extra
room wifireplace. Many beautiful
r always, fountains, grapevine
& woiksheds Carport and
garage. Off Hwy 20 on Big
Richard Rd. $61,900.00. Owner
financing to qualified buyers.
850-926-4511 for more info

Lic. Real Estate Broker
"Specializing in Wakulla Co."
(850) 926-5084
3Br 2BaTwnHs
$900 mo. $800 Sec. Dep.
$850 mo. $800 Sec. Dep.
3Br 2Ba Duplex
$825 mo. $500 Sec. Dep.
$825 mo. $800 Sec. Dep.

10 Maxson Rd, Wakulla Gardens
Beach Style Duplex
In Wakulla
Top unit 2BR/1BA,
w/Hardwood Firs., large
screened porch. $825/mo.
includes utilities. Call Bob
at 850-545-6010.

2BR/1BA in Wakulla Gardens. 59
Chicopee. New 2006 home. Tile,
carpet, new appliances, washer,
rocking chair porch, nice yard.
$725/mo'for 12-month lease (ne-
gotiable). Land Lots and Homes
2BR/1BA, good condition. Wa-
kulla Gardens, laundry. $475/mo.
+ deposit. Call 850-524-4090.
2BR/2BA Canal-front Gulf Bay
view. 1,250sq.ft. custom home.
Deep-water canal and dock.
$750/unfurnished; $850/furnished.
$300/security. No pets or' smok-
ing. 850-545-2312.
3BR/2BA Custori-built 2007. 37'
John David Dr. Short walk to Lake
Ellen. .Energy-efficient "green
house" $900/month. Rent-to-own,
owner's finance options.
3BR/2BA house on corner lot.
Convenient In-town location. One
block from new park. $850/month,
$600/deposit. 850-510-4832.
3BR/2BA Mysterious Waters,
walking distance from river. Open
floorplan, excellent condition.
Must sell $900/mo. Call
4BR/2BA close to new city park.
$900/month + $900/security. Call
Bay-front 3BR/2BA on Mashes
Sands. Partially furnished.
$875/month. $875/security. No
Pets. No Smoking. Ochlockonee
Bay Realty: 850-984-0001
Beautiful 3BR/1 BA, on gorgeous
1.5 acres, private w/huge
shop/storage on-property. Great
condition, partially furnished,
washer/dryer, new paint and car-
pet. $1075/mo. Ask about
move-in special. 850-544-2586.

Home for Rent/Lease Purchasel
Gated, 3BR/2BA.Golf Course Home
on #7 par 3 -at Wildwood Country
Club. Luxury home with all the
amenities, jacuzzi tub, granite
counter tops, screened porch,'
walnut hardwood floors, some
appliances included. SITUATED on
cul-de-sac on 2 acres. 2900 sq. ft.,
. walking distance to Wakulla Middle
school, perfect for 'entertaining.
$1995 per month or fully furnished
@ a$2300 including all furniture,
plasma TVs and Jenn-Air Grill. 1
month security deposit 1 year lease-
minimum non-relundable pet
deposit $500 850-459-3808

Pristine St. Marks River
3BR/2BA'1865 sq. ft. on 2.3 acres
river-front. Brick, new carpet,
heart pine floors, unfurnished. 261
Old Magnolia Rd. No smoking.
(850) 984-0001. See photos at.
Wakulla River; 2BR/2BA, large
porch. Walking distance to river,
community park, dock and boat
landing. $850/mo. 850-926-6289

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.66 acres, Leon county, off Oak
Ridge Rd. Paid $26,500 during
"boom". Make an offer. Call
124.7 acres, 5, 10, 18.9 & 99.7
acre tracts. 2+ miles of creek front,
including Smith Creek. Full
kitchen, two bunkhouses, wood-
shed. $5,500/acre 984-0044
2-acre lot for sale near new
Shadeville School, corner of Steel
'Court and Spring Creek Hwy. (On
city water). 850-556-1178.
Beautiful, untimbered, mature
wooded 20-acre tract. Easy ac-
cess from Hwy 98. Reduced
$125,000. Call Susan McKaye,
owner/agent (850)510-2477. Och-
lockonee Bay Realty.

Woodville, 1.6 acres.
Corner lot. Close enough to
town, but very private.
$40,000 negotiable.
565 Mobile Homes for h
Rent I

2BR/1BA M/H Sqpchoppy' area
Ochlockonee River. $425/month +
deposit. Call 850-570-9943 and
2BR/2BA M/H, In Sopchoppy on
large corner lot. $450/mo. + secu-
rity' deposit. Call 850-566-4124.

3BR/1.5BA MH Clean and roomy,
large yard, private, central heat
and air. No smoking. $675/mo.+
$300/security deposit. Refer-
ences required. 352-493-2232.

3BR/1BA M/H. 235 Webster.
Screened porch, 1 acre, fenced
yard, great shape. Call today!
$625/mo. 12-month lease (nego-
tiable). Land Lots and Homes

3BR/2BA D/W, family room, dish-
washer, large deck, new shed,
nice, quiet neighborhood. All elec-
tric. No Pets! $650/month,
$600/security. 850-926-6212.

Deluxe M/H for Rent. Very
spacious, 3BR/2BA, 2000 sq.ft., Lvg
Room, Family R. w/F.P., Lrg. Island
Kit., 2 dining rms., deluxe Mast.
Bath w/double sinks & deluxe tub, 2
porches & nice yard. Clean
neighborhood. Rent or sale! $850/
mo., first, last + security dep.,
t (nego.) For sale $88,900.
" ~?0l inside smoking or pets.

Lake front, Lake Ellen at boat
ramp 2BR/1.5BA, kitchen
equipped, CH/A, screened porch.
$650/month. No pets. Call

580 Rooms for Rent/ L
S Roommates

Roommate wanted to share
smoking 2BR/2BA M/H (Wakulla
Station). $275/month + 1/2 utili-
ties. $100/security deposit. Call
850-576-2834 or 850-879-0069.
590 Waterfront Homes/

George's Lighthouse Pointe
Unit A-3, 19 Mashes Sand Road,
Panacea, Condominium Unit.
1BR/1BA, LR, DR, CHA. Front
porch faces pool & tennis court.
Back porch faces marina & view
of bay (Both 12x30). Gated
Community w/beautiful new
landscaping. 825 sq. ft. H&C.
850-545-5057. $229,900

595 Vacation Rental

Your vacation rental property
needs to be "sparkling" for Spring
Break. We will take care of that.
Call 850-590-7853.

fOuWIta M VaeatUon q tal&
Lakefront, Riverfront,
View Cabins,Homes, Condos.
Monthly, Weekly, Nightly.
Spring Break (April 4th through
the 11th) In Orlando at Liki Tiki
condo. $1,000/week. Contact Jodi
at 850-694-1242.


Page 8B THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, March 19, 2009

Williams honored as senior celebrity at golf tourney

Wakulla Bank congratu-
lates Lassie Williams, this
year's senior celebrity for the
upcoming Wakulla County
Senior Citizens Golf Tourna-
ment presented by Wakulla
Bank and Sheriff David F.
Harvey with support from nu-
merous community sponsors.
Proceeds from the March 20
event will benefit the Wakulla
County Senior Citizens Coun-
Williams, 83, is an active
participant and volunteer at
the senior center who stays
busy in the community and
with her family, which in-
cludes three grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
She enjoys being a part of the
United Methodist Church of
Williams was born in Sa-
vannah, Ga., into a large
and talented family. As the
twelfth child, her parents
named her "Lassie" in hopes
that she would be the last.
Williams learned at an early
age to sing, dance and act,
and she and her family were

involved during World War II
with the United Service Orga-
nizations (USO) providing en-
tertainment to U.S. soldiers.
She met her future husband,
"Cliff' Williams, during one
of her family's Sunday din-
ners, which often included
local servicemen.
Cliff and Lassie Williams
were married on Sept. 11,
1943, and had two children,
Marcia and Ronnie. Lassie
Williams was a Sunday school
teacher, Brownie leader and
active participant in her chil-
dren's lives. One of the most
difficult times in her life was
when* her son passed away.
Cliff worked more than 30
years with Chevron Oil Com-
pany, and Lassie worked 30
years as a dental receptionist.
The Williamses found joy in
helping challenged children
as volunteers with Shriners
International for more than
50 years. They also served,
as longtime, active members
of the Elks and the Elkettes,
where Lassie was the produc-
tion chair and a talent partici-

pant in the annual Elkettes
fundraiser shows.
"We salute Mrs. Lassie Wil-
liams for her long tradition of
volunteerism and community
service," said Wakulla Bank
President and CEO Walter
Dodson. "We are proud to be
among the sponsors for the
upcoming golf tournament,
and we greatly appreciate the
Senior Citizens Council for
the difference it continues te
make in this county."
The Wakulla Senior Citi-
zens Council provides medi-
cal transportation, respite
care, outreach, recreation,
companionship, personal
care, nutrition education,
home delivered meals, case
management, homemaker
and chore services, and con-
gregate meals. The council
is the central service pro-
vider in Wakulla county for
supportive and nutrition
services under the Older
Americans;Act and is a Com-
munity Care for the Elderly
lead agency.
More than $3,000 in prizes

will be awarded at the March
20 tournament at the Wild-
wood Country Club in Med-
art. For details, please contact
Senior Citizens Council Direc-
tor R.H. Carter at 926-7145.
The 2009 sponsors for
the Wakulla County
Senior Citi-
z e n s Golf
ment in-

clude: Air-Con, Inc., Ameris
Bank, Steve and Kathie Brown,
Coastal Trim & Cabinets, Inc.,
Embarq, ESG Wakulla, Harvey-
Young Funeral Home, Home
Instead, Home Respiratory
Solutions, James Moore &
Company, Jason D. Winn, P.A.,
Johnson Insurance Agency,
Kidd Group, Lew-
is & Thompson

Contractors, Rotary Club of
Wakulla County, Ruby Snyder,
Thurman Roddenberry and
Associates, Inc., Alice Veas-
man, Wakulla Bank, Wakulla
Title Company, Inc. and Wal-
Mart. 1

Farmconference planned in Crawfordville

Special to The Wakulla News
The North Florida Alterna-
tive Farm Enterprise Confer-
ence will be held in at the
Wakulla County Extension
Service Office in Crawfordville
on March 28. The opening
remarks will begin at. 9:30
a.m. and classes will continue
until 4 p.m.
"This conference will offer
many specialized sessions
of interest to small acreage
producers," said Scott Jackson,
Wakulla County Extension

Director. "The Big Bend area of Agriculture and Consumers
is home to hundreds of niche Services.
farmers who fill in the gaps "I really enjoy the oppor-
with heirloom and unique tunity to meet and interact
varieties of produce." with so many of our local
Classes will be taught by agriculture producer," said
faculty from the University Jed Dillard, Jefferson County
of Florida's North Florida Extension Livestock Agent.
Research and Education Cen- "Most people in the area do
ter (UF\NFREC) in Quincy, not realize the quality and
Florida A & M University's Col- variety of agricultural prod-
lege of 'Engineering, Science, ucts produced in the area,"
Technology, and Agriculture he said.
(FAMU\CESTA) County Exten- The $3 admission includes
sion Service faculty, and staff lunch, refreshments and class
from the Florida Department materials The Florida Farm

Bureau and Farm Credit of
Northwest Florida are program
sponsors and have provided
the funding to make many of
the resources available,
For more information con-
tact your local Extension Ser-
vice Office or check the IFAS
small farms site at http://
smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/ for
this and other small farms
Les Harrison is a Regional
Specialized Sustainable Agri-
culture Technology Agent.

Big Bend Hospice eyes unsung heroes
Caring, for Family Caregiv- Big Bend Hospice of Wakul- volunteer organizations, civic provide assistance
ers in Wakulla: How Our la/Franklin Counties is provid- clubs, and the public schools hundreds of family
Community Can Partner and ing anqtlier free "Lunch and can provide a wealth of in- ers in Wakulla. Infi
Provide Support To These Learn" on Tuesday, March 24 foriiationm support and assis- will be shared on
Unsung Heroes if the topic at the TCC Wakulla Center tance to these unpaid, unsung with the medical, I
of a program sponsored by from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. heroes. The Lunch and Learn emotional, legal, phy
Big Bend Hospice in Craw- Churches, governmental is geared to organizations social needs of the,
fordville. agencies, health agencies, in the community that can caregivers. Please con
S.. Raker Allbritton at
nto RSVP...

wm, themahullanews corn Servning Wakulla County For More Than A Century

.lie B ahulla Retti

Coastal Restaurant
Home ofAll-Ul-Can Eat Seafood & Chicken

Thursday Mornings
Look for Your Complimentary
copy of ij Wakulla tR s?
(free with any full Breakfast Order)

Hungry Man Breakfast $529
Breakfast Platter $249
$19 Breakfast Special

984-2933 I
1305 Coastal Hwy. 98, Panacea

The home of Ty and Tami Pearce on Aucilla given by the Panacea Waterfronts Committee
Street in Panacea has been selected as the Yard as a way to recognize homes that have done
of the Month for March. The designation is their part to beautify Panacea.


sales are

The annual cookie prod-
uct sale is underway for the
Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend, Inc. and will
continue through March 8.
Sales of Girl Scout cookies in
the area dropped eight percent
last year. This year sales across
the nation have dropped 19
percent. The council has been
assured that the ingredients
used to make the cookies are
not associated with the Salmo-
nella outbreak.
Cookies are $3.50 per box
and proceeds from the sales
stay in the Big Bend area.
The programs and services
of the Girl Scout Council of
the Apalachee Bend, Inc. teach
girls to discover, connect and
take action, while building
courage, confidence and char-
acter to make a better place.
A United Way agency, the
council serves 3,490 girls and
1,263 adults in 15 counties
including Wakulla.

OFF The Eatin' Path o..
: hinne" Entry Form A", ,
* Please drop off form at
any participating Eatin' Place

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