Wakulla news
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Title: Wakulla news
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Publisher: George R. Langford-Ben Watkins
Place of Publication: Crawfordville Fla
Publication Date: 07-28-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 74, no. 1 (Jan. 2, 1969)-
General Note: Published at: Panacea, Fla., Sept. 2, 1976-Sept. 4, 1980.
General Note: Editor: William M. Phillips, <1978>.
General Note: Publisher: Marjorie Phillips, <1978>.
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By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netThe school board voted to set the tentative millage for this year at 8.558 mills, which is a slightly higher rate than last year … but because of the continuing decrease in the value of the countys taxable property values, it actually represents an eight percent decrease in revenues. School board members were warned of an increasingly bleak budget picture for the district. For the past two years, the state and districts had federal stimulus money to support education. That money is gone, and the district is going into its reserve funds … in addition to other budgetsaving efforts … to operate. The millage rate represents an assessment of just over $8.55 per $1,000 of taxable property value. For a $100,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, school taxes would amount to just more than $427.50. That does not include other property tax assessments, such as the county. The amount is considered a decrease because, while the rate is slightly higher, it will bring in less money because of lower property values.Continued on Page 5A Pro golfers grandparents are local Page 12A Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 116th Year, 30th Issue Thursday, July 28, 2011 T h r e e S e c t i o n s Three Sections 7 5 C e n t s 75 CentsThe Wakullanews Inside This Week Public Notices ..............Page 3A Comment & Opinion ....Page 4A Church..........................Page 6A People..........................Page 7A School........................Page 11A Sports ........................Page 12A Outdoors ...................Page 13A Water Ways...............Page 14A Sheriffs Report ..........Page 17A Senior Citizens .............Page 1B Week in Wakulla ..........Page 2B Classi eds ....................Page 7B Legal Notices ...............Page 8B P u b l i s h e d W e e k l y Published Weekly, R e a d D a i l y Read Daily Seniors celebrate Flag Day Page 1BBy CAROLE TOLERreporter@thewakullanews.netSummertime, and the livin isƒ well, hot. The constant, if slow, climate change only adds to the scorching heat that is intensi“ ed in Florida by humidity. But before tossing out your vague, well-intentioned plans of being activeŽ this summer and settling for the life of a couch potato, take advantage of all the opportunities that Wakulla has to offer. Whether relying on the natural resources that are so abundant in Wakulla, or taking advantage of manmade ones, here are 10 great ways to beat the heat in Wakulla for the remainder of the summer. 1. Wakulla Springs With its crystal clear waters and abundant wildlife, its easy to see why Wakulla Springs is a destination for a plethora of visitors, from near and far. Enjoy the year-round 70-degree waters in the designated swim area, which includes a diving platform, and search for alligators or that famous jumping cat“ sh on a riverboat or glass bottom boat tour. 2. Concerts at Posh Java and The Frog and the Frog & Hummingbird Co. in Sopchoppy Posh has Randall Big DaddyŽ Webster performing on Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. Also on the bill are Bill and Eli Perras. The Frog and the Hummingbird Co. and Butter“ elds Roadhouse has a CD release party planned for Donna Decker on Aug. 17, a free Blues jam scheduled Aug. 25, a free acoustic jam scheduled Aug. 26, and a concert by Georg Schroeter and Marc Breitfelder … this years solo/duo winners from the International Blues Competition, playing on Aug. 27. Call Posh at 962-1010 or The Frog and The Hummingbird Co at (305) 304-2226, for more information or to see if any new events have been planned. 3. Drift on the Wakulla River Rent a kayak, canoe … or now, a paddleboard, at TNT Hideaway, located at the bridge over the Wakulla River. Go alone or on a guided tour. TNT also has two special guided tours coming up, the Cultural and Ecological Experience and the Guided Kayak Fishing Trip. Visit tnthideaway.com to learn more. Continued on Page 8A PHOTOS BY CAROLE TOLERSwimming at Wakulla Springs is a time-honored way to cool off. Soaring temperatures mean more people in the swimming area at the spring, where the water is a cool 70 degrees.Yeah, it’s hot. Here’s 10 ways to stay cool Posh Java in Sopchoppy. The Frog and The Hummingbird in Sopchoppy.School board sets tentative millage at 8.5 Its about the same rate as last year, but it represents a decrease because lower property values mean lower revenuesLinda Young works to protect clean waterBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netConcerned Citizens of Wakulla County and guests heard an eye-opening discussion on water quality criteria from environmental activist Linda Young on Thursday, July 21. Young is the director of the Clean Water Network, a coalition of more than 155 groups that are committed to full implementation, enforcement and strengthening of the Clean Water Act and other safeguards of our water resources. She has been fighting to preserve the waters of Florida for 22 years. We should be leaving some of the incredible resources we get to enjoy for the next generation,Ž Young said. She told the crowd of more than 30 that the truth is not being told to the citizens about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys draft rule for numeric nutrient water quality criteria.Continued on Page 3A FWMA releases limpkin on the Wacissa RiverBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netA unique visitor made Florida Wild Mammal Association in Wakulla County his home for several months before being released back into the wild. This visitor was a limpkin found at a lake in Tallahassee emaciated, starving to death. He was taken in by Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Tallahassee, which did the initial care on the bird. But the sanctuary was having no luck feeding the limpkin and contacted Chris Beatty, executive director and founder of FWMA, to see if the bird might be better off at her facility. The idea was that the bird might be more comfortable in an outdoor enclosure. I learned a lot about this very interesting, shy bird,Ž Beatty said. It was the “ rst one that has ever come in for treatment at FWMA.Ž Beatty said the bird was not friendly and bopped up and down like a sandpiper. If he got nervous, he would drag his foot behind him as if he were injured. The bird still had ” ight ability and ” ew like a helicopter, she said. He went straight up and then would fly in the direction he chose,Ž Beatty said. The limpkin was brought down to Wakulla around April and Beatty said she learned right away that there biggest problem was “ nding something the bird would eat. So initially, Beatty said, they tube fed the bird. The problem is that 90 percent of a limpkins diet is apple snails, which are hard to come by in this area. Beatty contacted Bonnie Allen, ranger at Wakulla Springs State Park, to see if the springs had apple snails, but no such luck. Allen put Beatty in contact with Cal Jamison and Kent Meyer and the three came up with a plan. Jamison said they went looking for apple snails and found Eurasian apple snails in the pond at Martha Wellman park in Tallahassee. They began making the trip once a week to collect 60 to 100 snails for the bird. This little guy eats abut 14 extra large snails a day, much to Cals dismay,Ž Beatty said.Continued on Page 2A David Miller  Florida pension plan gains $19 billion, Page 10A  School board budget advertisements, Pages 10-11A Paddleboarding on the Wakulla River. CHRIS BEATTY/FLORIDA WILD MAMMALThis limpkin was reportedly starving when it was found at a lake in Tallahassee. Its seen here during its recuperation at FWMA. Linda YoungActivist Linda Young complains EPAs Clean Water Act is full of loopholes and wont achieve the desired result … clean water Beat the heat


Page 2A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comContinued from Page 1A Mayer and Jamison would collect the snails, unload them at FWMA, count them and place them in a “ sh tank. The limpkin only wanted live food and preferred snails, Jamison said. Beatty said the only issue was that the Eurasian apple snails are much bigger than native apple snails and the bird could not get them open. He would spend hours “ ghting with the snail trying to get something to eat,Ž Beatty said. So Beatty, Mayer, Jamison and others would crack the snails for the bird. Jamison said they would put a hole in it to break the suction. It got pretty darn healthy,Ž he said. Once the bird started to gain weight, they began looking for a place to release the limpkin that had a food source and other limpkins, which became challenging. We wanted to let it go where it would be in good company,Ž Jamison said. Native apple snails are declining so many areas in Florida are no longer able to support a limpkin population, Beatty said. This includes Wakulla Springs, where there has not be a recent limpkin sighting in some time. Due to the decline, the limpkin is listed as a species of special concern for Florida. Originally, Jamison said they planned to release the bird down south, but the area had been having bad luck with limpkins and everyone had hoped they would be able to release the bird locally. Then, Beatty saw an article in the June 9 issue of The Wakulla News from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission that stated limpkins were still abundant on the Wacissa River. There were also sightings reported by people at Wilderness Way on the river. Prior to the release, Jamison and Mayer scoped out the area to see if it was suitable for the limpkin. They did not see a limpkin, but noticed lots of bird life and snails. So, on July 13, Jamison and Mayer loaded the bird up and set off for Cassidy Springs on the Wacissa. When they arrived, they spotted the other limpkin and lots of snail eggs. They released the bird from the box and it took off, landing in the water and then ” ying away. He took off and didnt look back,Ž Beatty said. Jamison said he felt good about the release and that it was a true success story. Hopefully well get reports that they are now seeing two limpkins,Ž Jamison said. Jamison said he plans to return to the river to see if he can spot a limpkin or two. I have a lot invested in that bird,Ž Jamison said. PHOTOS BY CAL JAMISON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe freed limpkin splashes as he quickly makes his escape during his release at an idyllic spot on the Wacissa River. At right, Cal Jamison and Kent Mayer prepare to free the bird from his box. FWMA releases limpkin on the Wacissa River VisionCenterDr. Ed Gardner Board Certi“ed Optometric Physician Most Insurance Accepted926-620635 Mike Stewart Drive Licensed Optician Licensed Optician Optical AssociateMost Insurance AcceptedMon. Sat. 9-7Closed Sunday926-299035 Mike Stewart Drive, CRAWFORDVILLE LOST5 years old female Boston Terrier, with no collar. Last seen on Thursday, July 14th at noon at Roddenberry Road and Hwy. 319. If seen or found, please call 962-2016.CASH REWARD OFFERED! Call us today to make your reservation!www.jacksbquick.comOpen Monday Friday • 7am 6pm Saturday by appointment only The Worksw a kull a scoworking c a f www.theworksc a fe.com “ReceiveacomplimentarycopyofPastry and Coffee Special!” Let us perk up your day! McClendon Auto Service, LLCFree EstimatesSpecializing in:Owned and operated by Fred McClendon 10 years experienceMV#66653Brakes Batteries Radiators Water Pumps Hub Bearings Starters Alternators and more!MOBILE AUTO REPAIR850-421-2633 $2500OFFANY Break Job! Call Lynda or Denise 926-7102 Back To School Time!!!A Supplement toAppearing in the August 11 issue Advertising Deadline: July 29, 2011Back-to-School Special Section will include New Teachers Safety Tips School Principals And More...


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 3A PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers’ convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. Continued from Page 1A In 2008, EPA was sued for a lack of numeric criteria and forced to take action under the Clean Water Act, Young said. A rule has been drafted and Young said the numbers for nutrient criteria dont look that bad, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Her issue with the draft rule is the amount of loopholes to get around the criteria one must attain. It was like Christmas time in polluter land,Ž Young said. Young said agriculture operations and entities who manage stormwater will not be regulated under the nutrient rule. The rule will be implemented through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and the Total Maximum Daily Loads Program, she said. Under the NPDES permit, there is an allowance for compliance schedule, sitespeci“ c alternative criteria, variances, change of designated use, etc. Anyone can apply for a site-specific alternative criteria,Ž Young said. And its easy to get.Ž For NPDES permit holders, Young said there are lots of alternatives and ways to avoid the rule. For example, with stormwater NPDES regarding Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems permits, their water quality-based limits can be expressed as a narrative and there is a presumption of compliance with best management practices, Young said. She added that as long as they report it, it is assumed they are in compliance. Vic Lambou, member of CCOW, said whether a narrative meets the standards are in the eye of the beholder. Also included in the rule is that the criteria will be applied as an average across the body of water and doesnt apply at the end of any pipe, Young said. Young said that would be like taking everyones temperature in the room and averaging it out. If its not that bad, then were going to declare everybody “ ne,Ž Young said. She added that the rule also only applies to freshwater and not estuaries or South Florida flowing streams. And for a wastewater treatment plant to be affected, it must be discharging into surface water. This rule sucks,Ž Young said. It isnt going to “ x our nutrients problem.Ž The nutrients are a problem because too much can cause algae to grow into a large bloom and when it dies, it can release toxins that are deadly in high doses. An example is the red tide bloom in southwest Florida in 2005, she said. They were cleaning up “ sh with bulldozers down there,Ž Young said. There is a fear of contamination in drinking water from the toxins. Some toxins, such as cyanobacteria can pass through the normal treatment process, she said. As well as eating contaminated seafood. Young said there is the perception that this rule will cost the taxpayers lots of money. But, she said the sewer plant in Tallahassee and one at Otter Creek would not be affected. She said the state, federal government and polluters are on one side and citizens are on the other. She stressed the need for citizens to band together and take action locally, such as managing stormwater discharges, protecting wetlands, educating citizens and managing fertilizer use through ordinances. Dont count on the state to save your waters,Ž Young said. During the discussion, Commissioner Alan Brock brought about the proposed changes to the countys comprehensive plan for wetlands, including the removal of the buffers, which he said he does not support. Young also told the group that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection was “ nalizing a state nutrient criteria, which is identical to EPAs rule, except with more loopholes, and once the DEP rule is “ nal and approved by the EPA, the EPA will withdraw the federal rule. For more information about Young or the Clean Water Network, visit www. cwn-se.org/.Young works to protect clean waterBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netSeveral public hearings were held at the July 18 county commission meeting … including a change to the countywide golf cart ordinance, proceeding with the idea of countywide solid waste collection services and regulating internet cafes. The Pancea Waterfronts Florida Partnership approached the county about the desire to allow golf carts on the east and west side of Coastal Highway. The countywide golf cart ordinance was then approved on April 4, but at the June commission meeting, Commissioner Jerry Moore requested that the ordinance be modi“ ed. The ordinance approved on April 4 required that all drivers have a valid drivers license, did not allow for night-time operation and there was a $35 cost for inspection and registration. Since that time, several in the Shell Point community expressed frustration with the new ordinance and requested that the county adopt the states regulations. The commission voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance making the acceptable age at 14, allowing night-time operation on designated roads and eliminating the inspection and regulation requirement. Artz said she voted in favor of the ordinance with reservations because she didnt agree with the allowable age. € The commission also voted unanimously to proceed with garbage pickup for the county. For the county to proceed with franchising the solid waste collection on or before August 2014, it would have to have a public hearing to discuss the pros and cons. If the commission agrees to a franchise hauler, all haulers would also have to receive notice of the decision. County Attorney Heather Encinosa said this action preserves the countys option to go with mandatory garbage pickup. Artz said, Were not making a decision.Ž The commission will look at the request for proposals for solid waste collection at its August 1 meeting. € Another public hearing was held on regulating the use and licensing of simulated gambling devices and facilities. This ordinance refers to internet cafes, which sell internet time or phone cards that gives the person a certain number of sweepstakes entries. The machines being used look like slot machines. There are two internet cafes already in the county and this ordinance would not apply to them, however, it would require them to get permitted. There is a proliferation of them in the state,Ž Encinosa said. According to Encinosa, the ordinance caps the limit of facilities within the county at 10. It also requires each facility to get a permit, ranging from $2,500 to $12,500. There is also an annual inspection fee of $50 and location restrictions from daycares, schools, parks, churches, senior citizen centers and other gambling facilities. The business is also prohibited from selling alcohol and allowing minors. The hours of operation are limited to 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. There is also a requirement for additional security. The commission approved the ordinance, but also decided to hold a workshop to discuss the issue further. € In other news, the commission agreed to advertise for a director of planning and community development after the resignation of Lindsay Stevens. The commission agreed they wanted the person to have county planning experience and if the applicant didnt have a degree, they would need 10 years of county planning experience. The commission agreed to move forward and establish a hiring committee, with future County Administrator David Edwards being involved in the process. The county would not hire anyone until Oct. 1. € Building Of“ cial Frank Baxter resigned and the commissioned agreed to purse an agreement with Leon County to provide these services. Interim County Administrator Tim Barden said by law, the county can not be without a building of“ cial. In the meantime, building department employee Rod Revell will take the necessary steps to get certi“ ed and once that happens will take over as building of“ cial. The next meeting is Aug. 1 at 5 p.m.COUNTY COMMISSIONCountywide golf cart ordinance approved It was like Christmas time in polluter land, Young said of loopholes in regulations.City of Sopchoppy City of Sopchoppy, Florida Notice of Adoption of OrdinanceJULY 28, 2011 WAKULLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE UNCLAIMED MONIES JUL 11As required by F.S. 116.21, below is a list of unclaimed monies the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Of ce is holding. Named Individuals must submit a written claim on or before September 1, 2011 by the close of business at the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Of ce. A valid form of identi cation will be required to make a claim.Evelio E. Valdivia1.37 Enrique Valdez1.05 M. Padron Delgado4.54 Moss Ferdinad44.96 Jose Godoy1.28 C. Echevarria Perez1.30 S. Martinez-Mejia4.21 Iliesse Balil51.24 Jorge Menocal50.00 S. Palomino Hernan3.80 Dexter Cherry4.42 Jason Sousa52.98 Maxwell Glover102.61 Jesse Eddinger106.00 Taylor Patterson28.88 Joseph A. Brito118.00 Nero Tire84.62 Protective Life121.02 Heritage Food123.99 Florida Marine Intelligence Unit20.00 Freedom Life292.40 JULY 28, 2011The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on August 15, 2011 at 5:00p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 29 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, FL 32327 to Consider:AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA INCREASING THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX RATE; LEVYING THE ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT (1%) TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 125.0104(3) (d), FLORIDA STATUTES; LEVYING THE ADDITIONAL ONE PERCENT (1%) TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 125.0104(3) (l), FLORIDA STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 29.045 OF THE WAKULLA COUNTY CODE TO LEVY THE INCREASED TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX RATE; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.A copy of this ordinance shall be available for inspection by the public at 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing or submit comments and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person or any non-English speaking person needing special assistance should contact the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners’ Of ce at (850) 926-0919 or TDD (850) 926-1201. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGJULY 28, 2011 PARTNE R… www.thewakullanews.comServing Wakulla County For More Than A CenturyThe Wakulla News while quantities last. 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Page 4A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com readers speak out Comment & OpinionThe Wakulla News (USPS 664-640) is published weekly at 3119-A Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Periodicals postage paid at P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307. Phone: (850) 926-7102. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Wakulla News, P.O. Box 307, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0307.The Wakulla NewsPublisher Emeritus: William M. Phillips Family (1976-2006)All subscriptions to The Wakulla News become due and payable one year from the time the subscription is purchased.In County $31/yr. $17.50/6 mo. Out of County $42/yr. $24/6 mo. Out of State $44/yr. $26/6 mo.General Manager: Tammie Bar eld ........................tbar eld@thewakullanews.net Editor: William Snowden ............................................editor@thewakullanews.net Staff Writer/Reporter: Jennifer Jensen ......................jjensen@thewakullanews.net Advertising/Photographer: Lynda Kinsey .................lkinsey@thewakullanews.net Classi eds/Legals: Denise Folh ...........................classi eds@thewakullanews.net Bookkeeping/Circulation: Sherry Balchuck .......accounting@thewakullanews.net Production Coordinator/IT: Eric Stanton ................estanton@thewakullanews.net NATIONAL NEWSPAPERFOUNDATION NATIONAL NEWSPAPERBlue Ribbon AWARD WINNINGNEWSPAPER MEMBER Editor, The News: Thank you for running the story about the three Wakulla County teachers doing extreme science at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory this summer. Weve got the story posted up here at the lab … in of“ cial places and (most importantly) in the cafeteria where it really gets seen! Everyone was so happy to see these teachers get some much deserved attention for their dedicated efforts to improve themselves as science instructors. Kathleen Laufenberg Writer & Editor National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Editor, The News: Greetings to our Sponsors and Friends: The Youth Department of Miracle Deliverance Center #2 is planning a BACK TO SCHOOL-SUPPLY GIVEAWAY EVENT AT THE PARK.Ž This event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hudson Park in Crawfordville. We want to make this event accessible to all local youth in Wakulla County. Our purpose is to provide and assist with backpacks and school supplies for students in Wakulla County. This event is designed to energize and encourage the youth at our local churches and within our community. We are scheduling fun activities for the children as well as concessions for food and drinks. We would like to assist as many students as possible with their back to school needs; we feel that this will give them an edge in a stressful environment. Therefore, we are contacting local businesses to solicit donations for this event. All donations are tax exempt. Our organization is 501(c)3 and we will provide our current tax exempt certi“ cate for your records. Please note that all donations would be an added blessing for this event. Monetary donations will also be appreciated. If you choose to donate by check, please make checks payable to Miracle Deliverance Center #2 Youth Department. Please notify one of our contact persons for donations that need to be picked up: such as backpacks, school supplies, snacks, food items, gift certi“ cates, gift cards, etc. Thanking you in advance and may God bless you. For more information, contact Minister Phyllis Harvey at (850) 926-7957 or Sister Princella Moore at (850) 566-3566. Yours in Christ, Elder Stewart Scott Youth Pastor Miracle Deliverance Center #2Editor, The News: The Webster family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the many acts of kindness shown through ” owers, cards, food, words of encouragement and for just being there for us during the illness and loss of our loved one (Edward Webster). Having family and friends around helped us more than you could ever know. We thank you, we love you and may God forever bless each of you. For additional information, please contact myself at 519-8991. Thanks, Dorothy McHenry CrawfordvilleEditor, The News: RE: The Bed Tax issue Here we go again, the well-meaning servants in the Wakulla Tourist Development Council are aiming for a bigger rip-off of our tourists and I believe this is seriously wrong. What benefit do the tourists get from this bed tax? Absolutely nothing! To me, this is a simple case of legalized robbery and using this money to subsidize our local businesses that are already making a pro“ t from visiting tourists. Every experienced businessman knows that there must be an advertising budget to draw additional customers to their establishment. This is where TDC should extract their funds from, and not from the tourists who pay enough taxes as it is. What a horrible way to treat Wakullas visiting families and business personnel! I can easily visualize that if a lawsuit was placed against the bed tax, the city, county and TDC would lose hands down. The tourist receives no bene“ t of a free ride to town or site, any souvenir, favors, room, service or privilege from this bed tax. Our commissioners “ nd it easy to tax visitors because no one is there to defend them. Its like picking on guys who cant defend themselves. It may be interesting for the shortsighted TDC members to know that when a family or guest violently objects to paying the bed tax, there have been a few cases where the room sale was lost. What frequently happens is that the room sale is negotiatedŽ to the satisfaction of the guest so no room tax appears on the bill. But the hotel realizes the bed tax is the law so they pay the tax for the guestŽ out of their corporate funds. So! TDC blithely believes all is well. Pam Portwoods salary, for her fine efforts on behalf of TDC should be subsidized by local businesses advertising budget, not by local and visiting tax payers. It is the local businesses that receive all the “ nancial bene“ ts. The truth isƒ. TDC is doing all the work that the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce should be responsible for. I strongly recommend that the TDC and the Chamber study the procedures used by Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and other successful tourist sites. I further suggest that the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce wake up and learn what other Chamber of Commerce groups are doing to help their community and the Wakulla Board of County Commissioners get out of the private business sector. They (the commissioners) do enough damage as it is by their lack of careful research, objective analysis and the trading of political favors for votes. Respectfully yours, John E. Probert Panacea Editor, The News: I would like to clear up some misunderstandings and misconceptions relative to the Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, and criticism leveled at citizens doing their very best to make sure tourist tax money goes directly to developing tourism and helping local businesses in the county. Recent letters by Richard Harden and Robert Seidler are way off base. (Hardens letter was Wakulla County needs the TDCŽ and Seidlers was The real best job is being a doer,Ž both of which appeared in last weeks Wakulla News.) Right now, TDC bed taxŽ money is being spent on everything but tourism. Many concerned citizens want it stopped. I want the Board of County Commissioners to look carefully before passing the proposed tax and I want the principals in the TDC to realize how important it is to use tourist money for tourism! To date, the majority of any money collected over the years has gone to executive director salaries and bene“ ts, not tourism. Just like our last county administrator, the efforts go to building an empire and protecting favorites, not doing the job. As a teacher, I have witnessed for many years education dollars go everywhere, to administrators, bureaucrats and fancy bene“ ts, instead of to the classroom and our children. And thats what is happening in the TDC. I think it is wrong for special interest representatives such as Mr. Harden and Mr. Seidler to criticize citizens who want to see our tourist base expanded, and get away with it. The average citizen expects the tourist tax money to go directly to marketing and promotion, not to a few well-connected individuals. I am disappointed that Mr. Harden and Mr. Seidler stooped to that kind of attack. Mr. Harden, the vice-chair of the TDC writes, ŽWakulla County needs the TDC.Ž We agree! What Wakulla County does not need is more of the same cronyism and diversion of funds from its main charge … to get tourists here and help our local small businesses, not aid a small group of well connected individuals who know every bureaucratic trick in the book to bene“ t from the publics money. He also made some important misstamements of facts … Žfully devotedŽ does not re” ect the TDCs executive directors contract at all. There are no hours mentioned. Most of the promotion he writes about could be done by locals working together or by county staff, using county purchasing procedures and guidelines. As for Mr. Seidler, he was the recipient of a $38,000 no-bid single source contract to produce eight videos for the TDC. How would the readers of his letter react if they knew that his no-bid contract was for approximately 150 seconds of video, which cost approximately $250 PER SECOND to produce. Surely worth bidding out, right? That is what citizens are riled about … once again, a local organization is run for the people running it, not for the people it is designed to bene“ t. Unless citizens express their outrage at the continuing special-interest funneling of funds, the Board of County Commissioners, who see nothing wrong with this, will approve doubling the tourist tax. That money, through the usual bureaucratic magic will continue to be spent as described above. Aug. 15 is the date of the public hearing on this issue. I suggest people attend to make sure our tax money is spent as intended. The same attention is needed in many other areas.. Jenny Brock Old Magnolia Road Editor, The News: In response to Buckeye Pulp Mill threatens seagrassesŽ in last weeks Wakulla News: Chad Hansons recent letter mischaracterized emerging plans to improve the Fenholloway River in Taylor County and nearby Gulf waters. Since the column mentioned by name the company for which I work … Buckeye … I would like to provide readers with additional information about our operations and commitment to improve both river and Gulf water quality. Buckeye acquired the cellulose manufacturing plant near Perry in 1993 and began an extensive modernization program resulting in dramatic environmental improvements. The color of the plants treated ef” uent has been reduced by 55 percent. Biological oxygen demand and total suspended solids have been reduced by 49 and 58 percent respectively. The release of phosphorous and nitrogen nutrients have been reduced by 60 and 39 percent respectively. The inadvertent generation of dioxin has been eliminated. Buckeyes use of groundwater has been reduced by 20 percent. In 2003, biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey conducted an assessment and found bass, bluegills, warmouth, red bellies and several species of cat“ sh, as well as bow“ n and gar, in the Fenholloway. They also collected young tarpon just below the plants ef” uent outfall. All of the “ sh were healthy. The Florida Department of Health subsequently lifted the “ sh advisory that had been instituted in 1990. A couple of assertions in the column were wrong and worth mentioning. The writer stated that Buckeye operates under an expired permit and that a dead zone exists at the mouth of the Fenholloway. Neither claim is factual. Still, it is fair to say that more environmental improvements are needed to address Fenholloway and near-Gulf water quality issues. Buckeye is committed to making the improvements. Buckeye is working with state and federal regulatory agencies and scientists, including those recommended to us by the Clean Water Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council, to develop and implement a plan of work that restores the Fenholloway to “ shable and swimmable standards, maintains the “ shable and swimmable designation that already exists for Gulf waters adjacent to the Fenholloway, and completes restoration of nearby seagrass beds. The comprehensive plan involves completing the restoration of 6,700 acres of wetlands near the headwaters of the Fenholloway, making additional upgrades of equipment within the manufacturing process, installing a more efficient ef” uent treatment system, and relocating the plants discharge point so that saltyŽ ef” uent will not impact the freshwater portion of the Fenholloway. Mr. Hansons letter expressed a concern that relocating the plants ef” uent discharge point would harm Gulf water quality. In fact, the comprehensive plan of work under consideration improves both Gulf and river water quality. The plan will improve the quality and reduce the volume of the plants treated ef” uent. Buckeye will not agree to any plan that creates a new environmental problem for its neighbors or the company. Anyone who would like to learn more about current conditions and planned improvements to Fenholloway and Gulf waters is encouraged to visit Buckeye. A visit can be scheduled by calling (850) 584-1275. We value two-way communications with our neighbors. Sincerely, Howard Drew Howard Drew is Buckeye Site Manager and Vice President, Wood Cellulose Manufacturing BUCKEYE RESPONDS:Letter mischaracterized pulp mills plansMORE ON THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:Bed tax goes for everything but tourism Bed tax o ers no bene“ t to touristsEditor, The News; On the evening of July 16, I and other family members attended a special show of the Sopchoppy Opry in the historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium. The show included singers and a band from the Panama City area where songs were sung that Tammy Wynette and George Jones made so popular during past years. It was indeed a most pleasant evening. We enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Crooked River Grill in Lanark Village then on to Sopchoppy. The music was great and it was very close, if not, a sellout crowd attending the show. Along with the show, what makes the trip so pleasant is the refurbished auditorium itself. The outside and inside walls are the same lime rock as they were when I graduated from Sopchoppy High School in 1953. I guess the point of writing this is to say to anyone looking for an enjoyable evening on the last Saturday of each month or during special shows in specific months, they will “ nd the Opry to be a most memorable experience James M. Roddenberry TallahasseeSchool supply giveaway needs donations Sopchoppy Opry was a pleasant evening ank you for kindness to familyEditor, The News: I read the July 21 article (Marketing the LodgeŽ) in The Wakulla News regarding Wakulla Springs and the new contractor, Cape Leisure Corp. that has taken over management of the lodge, restaurant and gift shop. They want to increase volume and extend the hours for the restaurant and add new menu items. My wife and I used to frequent the restaurant quite often for lunch as the food, service and atmosphere was great. At that time the restaurant would deduct the park entrance fee from the meal tab. The entrance fee then went up to $6 and would not be deducted. I realize the restaurant has nothing to do with the entrance fee, which is collected and pocketed by the state. The state, however, has hampered lunch sales at the restaurant which affects their bottom line. Date and time stamps are on every receipt when you enter the park and are on every restaurant receipt. A policy to allow someone a two hour window to enter the park to go to the restaurant and receive the $6 refund, when presented a restaurant receipt upon leaving, would not be dif“ cult to administer. If you are patronizing the restaurant, but not using any of the other facilities it is just ridiculous to force you to pay an additional $6. The current policy needs to be looked at. The state could certainly help Cape Leisure Corp. increase their business with no cost to the state which would in turn help the park. Richard Bickford CrawfordvilleFee at Wakulla Springs hinders business anks for article on mag lab


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 5AContinued from Page 1A Were not going to have to cut programs this year,Ž Superintendent David Miller said in a conversation before the start of a budget workshop with school board members on Thursday, July 21. But if we have to keep digging into reserves, next year we may have to cut programs.Ž The district will have a number of jobs reduced this year through attrition, Miller said. Besides the loss of Assistant Superintendent Jimmie Dugger, who is retiring and whose position wont be “ lled immediately, the district also anticipates another 10 or 12 teachers retiring … and the resulting savings from hiring replacement teachers at lower salaries … is expected to save several hundred thousand dollars. The district will also save money with the statemandated employee contributions to retirement accounts. Last year, the district paid 10.7 percent in employee retirement, but thats been reduced to 4.9 percent this year … with employees paying three percent. Miller noted it doesnt add up to same amount of retirement contribution as last year, and he questioned the political motives of the decision. Was the reduction because the state pension fund is stable? he asked. Or was it a move to provide cover for the governor and legislature to increase the employee contribution to “ ve percent next year? Or, he asked, was it done to balance the budget on the backs of the employees? The good news,Ž Miller told the school board, is that we ought to be able to functionŽ this year. Academically, the past two years have been the best in the history of the school district, Miller said … and students are posed to do it again this year. But, as school board member Jerry Evans put it, its next years budget hes worried about. The district also appears likely to lose students this year. Estimates are that the school population will decrease by about 100 students. Last year, the district lost about 60 … and enrollment has continued to decline over the past couple of years. The district receives about $6,000 in funding for each student, which could mean a total reduction of $600,000 for the budget, noted Assistant Superintendent Jimmie Dugger in presenting the budget to school board members. He anticipated no growth this year or next … and noted that the planning commission meeting for August is cancelled because of a lack of matters to consider. Miller observed that this will be the smallest class at Wakulla High School in the past 10 years. The high school will be 300 students under its capacity. The value of the countys property tax roll was down to $1.235 billion this year, down from last years value of $1.3 billion … an 8 percent drop. Last years value was a decline of 9.2 percent from the previous year, and that was down 7.6 percent from the year before that. One bright spot for the district is the quarter-mill tax that voters approved last year … which will bring in about $296,000 in local revenues, but will generate another $339,000 in state funding. The legislature required voters approve local option millage, and 31 districts put the issue before voters. Wakulla was one of only 16 in the state that were approved. A big hit is the loss of federal stimulus money. The district received a total of more $2.28 million last year. With the state unable to fund education, the federal money saved the jobs of about 50 teachers and support staff, Miller said. All the ARRA funds did was hold us harmless,Ž Miller said. Whats important for the public to know … whether you like the feds or the president … these funds bailed us out.Ž The stimulus money paid the salaries of 32 teachers and 15 paraprofessionals, Miller said. On the issue of class size, Miller noted that the district added six teachers when about 15 students came in. He questioned though, given the forgiveness of some of the classsize penalties, if the district would have been better off not to have complied with the law from the “ nancial standpoint. The cost of hiring the teachers because of class size was about $180,000. For the violation, the district would have faced a penalty from the state of about $60,000. The districts in compliance were promised that the fines collected from districts out of compliance would be distributed to them as sort of a bonus … but Wakulla only got $28,000 for complying. Ultimately, Miller said, it was good that Wakulla complied with the class size requirements … otherwise, the district would not have met the requirements to be designated as a high-performing district.School board sets tentative millage Sandwiches Soft Shell CrabsGrouper ShrimpOysters Mullet We Catch itCat shHot Dogs SPECIALS!Mullet Dinners $7.99 Grouper Burgers $6.99Fried, Blackened or GrilledWe have Hwy. 98 next to fruit stand Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 10-7. Sat. 10-5 Closed Sun. & Wed.Huttons Seafood & More 570-1004 1st AnnualLandon Greene Memorial Scholarship CHARITY Golf Tournament Saturday Aug. 13, 2011 at 9 A.M. Hole Sponsors are $100 per hole All Proceeds go to theLANDON GREENE SCHOLARSHIP FUND which bene ts WAKULLA PRE-KFor more information or to sign up call Jared Greene (850-556-8982) or Lavonne Greene (850-926-7512 or 850-567-5626) $200 Per Team (4 person team) or $50 per personThank You for Your Support!!! Donations can be made to Landon Greene Scholarship FundŽ via Cash or Check Mail to:988 Wakulla Arran Rd. Crawfordville, FL 32327WILDWOOD COUNTRY CLUB, GOLF COURSE 3896 Coastal Hwy, Crawfordville, FL Political advertisement paid for and approved by Charlie Creel, No Party Affiliation, for SheriffContact Charlie at (850) 926-4712 P.O. Box 482 Crawfordville, FL 32326 charlieforsheriff@gmail.com www.charliecreel.com Charlie Creel for Sheriff Elect CharlieCREELFor Sheriff In 2012 CHARLIE 2012 Join me and The Coon Bottom Creek Band, featuring Chelsea Kessler, for the kickoffto my campaign for Sheriff 2012!Saturday, July 30, 6 pm to 9 pmWakulla Livestock Pavilion (Cooperative Extension Service) 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville BBQ from Macks Meats Great homemade desserts Charlie and special guests will speak at 7 pm This is a family event, so bring the kids! Games will be provided. a Smoothing Treatment that improves the health of your hair.Lasts 12 weeks or longer! 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Page 6A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com Crawfordville Area Wakulla Worship Centers Sopchoppy Medart Area religious views and eventsChurchObituaries Church briefsCoastal Areas Grief RECOVERY GROUP for parents who have lost a childFor more information call Gigi Cavallaro at 850-962-6117 or Melanie Lachman 850-878-5310 or 926-9308 For more information Wakulla StationCall Denise at The Wakulla News850-926-7102 and place your church listing today. Jewel Ann Dandridge George D. Johnston Jr. Robert Sottilare Radical Restoration offers outreach 2889C Crawfordville Hwy 850.926.9308 bigbendhospice.orgWe’re Here to Share the Journey... 8:30am Service9:30am Adult Bible Class 10:30am Childrens Class10:30am Service Nursery available850-745-8412 3383 Coastal HighwayChrist Church AnglicanThursday 10:30 am Adult Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 pm Supper and Children, Youth and Adult Bible ClassesThe Rev. John Spicer, RectorSunday Crawfordville United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Shockley 926-7209Ochlockonee & Arran Road Come Grow With UsŽ www.crawfordville-umc.orgSunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday School........................10 a.m. Sunday Worship......................11 a.m. Evening Worship.......................6 p.m. Wednesday Service..................7 p.m. & Youth Service........................7 p.m. Royal Rangers...........................7 p.m. Missionettes..............................7 p.m. Ivan Assembly of God202 Ivan Church Road Crawfordville Pastor, Daniel Cooksey“Come & Worship With Us”926-IVAN(4826) Ochlockonee BayUnited Methodist ChurchSunday Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall(850) 984-0127 Let the Bible Speakwww.OysterBayChurchofChrist.orgFind the Peace and Hope and Answers in these Troubling Times.1044 Shadeville Road • Crawfordville, Florida 32327 "the churches of Christ salute you" — Romans 16:16You’ve Got Bible Questions? We’ve Got Bible Answers Sopchoppy Church Of ChristCorner of Winthrop & Byrd St.Sunday: Bible Study...9:30 a.m. Worship...................10:30 a.m. Evening Worship.............5 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study...7 p.m. Visitors are welcome! Home Bible Courses availableƒ please call for details, 962…2213 Blood Bought Word Taught Spirit WroughtSpirit Life ChurchSpirit Filled NEW LOCATION! 131 Rose Street € Sopchoppy, FL 962-9000 Pastor John S. Dunning (From Rhema Bible Training Center) www.ochcc.org Schedule of Services Sunday School Refreshments Worship Prayer Wednesday Supper Wed. Pioneer Club Wed. Adult Group Studies 9:45am 10:30am 11:00am 5:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 1s t Pastor Vicar Bert MatlockChurch 926-7808 • Pre-School 926-5557Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Worship10:00 a.m. Pre-School M-F(3-5 Years)Trinity Lutheran Church of Wakulla County Hwy. 98, Across from WHS Web site: Lutheransonline.com/trinityofwakulla Wakulla United Methodist ChurchSunday Contemporary Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m.1584 Old Woodville Rd. Wakulla Station 421-5741 Pastor Janice Henry Rinehart Sopchoppy United Methodist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall850-962-2511Jewel Ann DandridgeJewel Ann Dandridge, 54, of Panacea, passed away Sunday, July 24, in Tallahassee. She had lived in this area for 15 years coming from South Carolina. She was a homemaker. She loved the beach and water around Panacea. She enjoyed working with plants and she loved her grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at Panacea Full Gospel Church. Survivors include her husband, Jody Dandridge of Panacea; her mother, Arlene Hallman of Spring“ eld, S.C.; two sons, Shawn Dandridge (Mattie Marshall) and Matthew Dandridge, both of Panacea; one daughter, Stephanie Dandridge (Edward Chaires) of Sopchoppy; a brother, Andy Hallman of South Carolina; a sister, Sharon Williamson of Wagner, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Steven Dandridge and Rusty Chaires. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and her Mineral Springs family. She was predeceased by a son, Tyler Dandridge, in 2007.George D. Johnston Jr.George D. Johnston Jr. went to his Lord on Thursday morning, July 21, at the age of 87. He was the son of George and Inez Johnston. He was born at home on Feb. 12, 1924, in Hatchechubbee, Ala. He entered the U.S. Navy in September 1942. While in the Navy, he attended the U.S. Naval Training School at Iowa State College. He served on the USS YMS 36 and the USS YMS 228 minesweepers in the Mediterranean during World War II. He was honorably discharged in January 1946. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from The Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) in 1949. Immediately upon graduation he was recruited by International Business Machines (IBM) and worked for them for 37 years. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Crawfordville. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord. He loved his country and his family. He enjoyed his many projects, especially his woodworking and gardening. In lieu of ” owers, the family requests contributions be made to Crawfordville Hospice, 2889 Crawfordville Highway Suite C, Crawfordville FL 32327 or First Baptist Church, 3086 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville FL 32327. He was a loving and faithful husband to Dorothy Glenn Johnston for 50 years until her death in 1999. He was loved and adored by his children, George and Michelle, Glenn Michael and Katy. Thomas Brian and Robin, Robert Allen and Lori and Connie and George Koilas, Jr. He leaves behind his loving wife, Emma Metcalf Johnston, and her children, Letha and Henry Wells, Rene and George Roote, and Carol Metcalf. He is also survived by one sister, Margie Jones, of Savannah, Ga. He has 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and is lovingly remembered at Papa.Ž He was predeceased by his mother, father and one brother, Douglas C. Johnston. The family is eternally grateful for the services of our blessed angel, Lenore Stokely. The family so appreciates the many caregivers of Crawfordville Hospice for their love and compassion.Robert SottilareRobert Sottilare of Medart passed away, Thursday, July 21, at his home. He was born April, 27, 1939, in New Jersey to Robert and Anna Sottilare. He spent the majority of his life in Florida working as a hardware man, building and driving his tractor to his hearts content. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. BobŽ will be missed by all and will never be forgotten. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean; his children, Robert Jr., Ann Marie, Michael, Judy and Debbie; and his grandchildren, Jessica, Brittany, Ashley, Robert, Lynn, Kendra, K.C., Britney and Brandon. Radical Restoration Ministries Thrift Store announces that all clothing is $1. We are located at 1378 Coastal Highway in Panacea, open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please come join us for our Outreach on Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be giving away clothing, household items and a free lunch. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Dawn (850) 363-6597.Pioneer Baptist to hold ‘open mic’ singCamp meeting revival will be held Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, at Odom Memorial Campground in Sopchoppy. There will be a different speaker each night. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. Camp meeting revival set in SopchoppyPioneer Baptist Church will host a community-wide Open Microphone Gospel SingŽ on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Anyone who enjoys singing or playing gospel music is invited to participate. Others who enjoy listening are encouraged to attend and have a blessed night of worship through music. Pioneer Baptist Church address is 486 Beechwood Drive. The church is located four miles east of Crawfordville, just north of the Dr. MLK Jr. Memorial Road and the Spring Creek Highway intersection. Please call Pastor Dennis Hall at 878-5224 for more information. We hope to see you.Lighthouse Children will visit Friendship P.B.The Lighthouse Childrens Home will be visiting Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Crawfordville on Sunday, July 31, at 11 a.m. for singing and testimony. Friendship P.B. is located at 165 Friendship Church Road in Medart.Upcoming events at Wakulla UMCWakulla United Methodist Church will have Chancel Choir on Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Also on Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. An old fashioned ice cream social will be held on Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at the church. Also on Aug. 28. On Aug. 6, the church will host a Back to School Kid Blowout from 5 to 8 p.m., with games, pizza supper, movie and popcorn for ages K 8th grade. Please call the Wakulla United Methodist Church at (850) 421-5741 for reservations by noon on Aug. 4. Wakulla United Methodist Church is located at 1584 Old Woodville Road. Everyone is welcome to join us.


Connor Julian Wiley was born on June 29 to John and Cornelia Wiley of Mexico Beach. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Steve and Charmian Jinks of Tallahassee and Lester and Vicki Dunlap of Sopchoppy. His paternal grandparents are Bobby and Linda Wiley of Mexico Beach. His maternal greatgrandparents are David and Jean Dunlap of Sopchoppy, Fred and Jewell Hirsch of Tallahassee and Berney and Peggy Barwick of Crawfordville. His paternal great-grandparent is Marnell Vanderford of Baker. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 7A Classified Ads For As Little As $10 A Week happenings in our community PeopleSpecial to The News The 1961 graduating class of Crawfordville High School celebrated their 50th class reunion on June 17. The reunion was held in the old lunch room at the school. Eighteen out of 28 graduates attended the reunion. The success of this night resulted in the classmates meeting monthly for lunch at various locations. All class members are urged to attend. Class of 61 holds reunion First row, left to right: Etta Ruth (Porter) Greene, Mary Louise (Forbes) Wade, Margaret (Roberts) Bishop, Annie Ruth (Turner) Perryman, Lucy (Harrington) Lassier; second row, Oather Green, Dorine (Whaley) Allen, Sara (Harrell) Ewing, Elise (Ferrell) Barwick, Elnita (Welch) Burke; third row, John Spears, Ralph Oliver, Etta Jo (Pelt) Oliver, Martha Nell (Greene) Connell, Linda Sue (Council) Lovett, Tommy Jo Lovett, Ina Mae (Forbes) Ecklund, Johnny Daniels. Not in photo, Kay (Cogdill) McConnell. Elizabeth LaChapelle and Adam Christopher Smith, both of Crawfordville, were married on May 28 at Willow Pond Plantation in Monticello. She is the daughter of Marc and Ginger LaChapelle. He is the son of Cindy Lynch and Jason Blankenship and Mike Smith. The Rev. Andrew Creel of“ ciated the ceremony. The maid of honor was Shayna Seres and the ” ower girl was Jenna Yaden. The ringbearer was Zachary Smith and the best man was Scott Lashus. A reception followed the ceremony also at Willow Pond Plantation. The bride is employed with Florida Wellness Center and the groom works at Anytime Electric.Smith marries LaChapelle Elizabeth LaChapelle and Adam SmithDang is member of Sigma Alpha LamdaEric Dang, of Crawfordville, was recognized as a member of the Sigma Alpha Lamda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Florida State University. The organization is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional ful“ llment. He is the son of Kim Ly.Wiley family welcomes baby boy ConnorUSS Mount McKinely reunion September 11-15The USS Mount McKinley Association will hold its 23rd annual reunion in Cincinnati, Ohio, from September 11 through September 15. The reunion is for veterans of all branches of military and associate members who served on the Amphibious Force Flagship, USS Mount McKinley. It is also for associate members from the Flagship Alliance group who served on one of the other AGCs during their years of commissioned service. Contact Lee Temanson, secretary of the USS Mount McKinley Association, at lateman@comcast.net.Wilderness Coast libraries board will meetThe Wilderness Coast Public Libraries (WILD) Governing Board will meet on Monday, August 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Franklin County Public Library, Eastpoint Branch Meeting Room at 29 Island Dr. Eastpoint, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. Wakulla County is a part of this organization. For more information, please call (850) 997-7400. TWO FRIENDS CONSIGNMEN T850-926-1825Accross from Hudson Park,Crawfordville COASTALC O A S T A L located in the Panacea Plaza next to Bayside RestaurantWed & Thu 11 … 7 Fri & Sat 10 … 9570-0529Men, Women and Childrens Clothing and AccessoriesVisit Coastal Outlet on Facebook to see samples of merchandise. Mon.Wed. 10-5 • Thurs. & Fri. 10-6 • Sat. 10-51616 Crawfordville Hwy., Suite B850926-6241 Hot HOT!Coolƒ Hot Summer SelectionsSee our Sizzling Sale Items! Farrington Law Of“ceDeirdre A. Farrington, Esq.Lic. FLA & VA68-B Feli Way, Crawfordville (Just off MLK/Lower Bridge Rd.) Bankruptcy | Divorce | Custody | Wills | ProbateThank you, Wakulla for a successful six years in business!Ž (850) 421-3012 24-Hour ServiceSpecializing In Repair & Service Residential & Commercial Homes & Mobile HomesER0015233Call Mark or Cole Oliver for all your electrical needs. Early Learning 850962-1033 kiddos_inc@yahoo.com1035 Sopchoppy Hwy., Sopchoppy 32358Is now accepting children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old.Florida Certi“ed teachers are tutoring in the after school program. Hats by Dorfman-Pacific Men’s Scala and Women’s Cappelli on US 98 PANACEA ~HATS A FACTPANACEA Laura M. Mulholland 850-926-23043340 Crawfordville, FL 32327 ART WAREHOUSE Paintings, Sculptures & Carvings Sales, Purchases & Consignments


Page 8A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comContinued from Page 1A4. Get an ice cream cone at Myra Jeans Choose from a variety of Blue Belle ” avors for a classic cone, or order a special treat, such as the Grasshopper Sundae. 5. Nature watch at St. Marks Lighthouse Enjoy the scenery and the historic lighthouse, and search for deer, dolphins or the endangered West Indian Manatee. Additionally, July is a good time to see white ibis, eastern kingbirds, purple martins and wood storks. In August, baby deer and alligators are just being born. 6. Dance The Senior Center offers line dancing bi-weekly. Classes for beginners are offered Monday at 1:30 p.m., and dancing for everyone is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. 7. Go “ shing The Mashes Sands pier, and Wakulla, Sopchoppy, St. Marks and Ochlockonee rivers are some of the many places to go “ shing in Wakulla County. 8. Visit the Public Library Every other Friday night, the library holds a free movie night featuring a recent “ lm … such as its most recent featured ” ick, The Company Men.Ž Or get your children involved in the summer “ eld trips, reading groups and other special activities offered during the summertime. 9. Get your Bingo on Beef O Bradys and the VFW Post both hold a Bingo night every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. And, if thats not enough Bingo for you, the senior center offers Bingo every day from 1 to 2 p.m. 10. Relax at Mashes Sands Sunbathe, swim, have a picnic or work on your photography skills at Mashes Sands. To go even more offthe-beaten path, head to Wakulla Beach. Pick up some boiled peanuts en route to either location for a true Wakulla experience.Beat the heat: 10 tips for staying cool An ice cream cone from Myra Jeans. The beach at Mashes Sands. The Wakulla Wigglers step out at the Senior Center. Winner receives one meal from the following:Coastal Restaurant – AYCE Chicken or Pork Chop DinnerEl Jalisco – Mexican Grilled Chicken Fried or GrilledMyra Jeans – Grilled Chicken Pita with side Hamaknockers Hamma Pizza Backwoods Bistro Two for one Entrees (dine in only) Talk o’ The Town Deli – Choice of Sandwich & DrinkBlack Bean Cuban Cusine – Lunch Special of your choice (dine in only) OFF The Eatin’ Path Entry Form Please drop off form at any participating Eatin’ Place for chance to win. Name ____________________________ Address __________________________ _________________________________ City _____________________________ State __________Zip ______________ Phone ___________________________ e-mail ____________________________One Win ner!One Meal from Every Rest auran t Coastal Restaurant MOBILE CATERING984-2933Open: urs. Mon. € 6a.m. 9p.m. Tues. & Wed. 11a.m 8p.m.1305 Coastal Hwy. 98, Panacea Home of the All-U-Can Eat Seafood & ChickenAll you can Eat Chicken $6.99MixedTues. & urs. Kids EatFree on Wednesday12 & under Open 7 Days Open 7 Days 926-7530 Restaurant 2669 Crawfordville Hwy Downtown Crawfordville Now Offering Expanded Seating Now Offering Expanded Seating Private Meeting Room Private Meeting Room and 926-4329 Sun. Thurs. 11 9 Fri. Sat. 11 102481 Crawfordville Hwy. in Bay Springs Plaza Imports Domestics 2 for 1 MargaritasM-F Dine in only 11-3 Happy Hour all Day ELJalisco5@live.com LUNCH SPECIALSALL DAY!Domestic Beer Buckets $10 at Winn-Dixie plaza, 2615 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville FLNow Open in Crawfordville 850745-8545wwwblackbeancc.com F A M O U S S M O K E D W I N G SF A M O U S S M O K E D W I N G S F A L L O F F T H E B O N E R I B SF A L L O F F T H E B O N E R I B S 850-926-4737 850-926-4737 A New Yor k Sty le DeliS S G S Open Mon. Fri. 11 – 7 Sat. 11:00 – 3:00 926-3500 fax order to 926-35012500 Crawfordville Hwy. Across from El Jalisco F S L M O E A T I N ’ p a t h … EATIN’ path… O F F OFF t h e the Winner Janice Colvindrawn from Myra Jeans Crawfordville EATIN’ path… Your Guide to Area Restaurants and Catering Win One Meal from Every Restaurant! OFF the The Black Bean, at Winn-Dixie Plaza just next to the Huddle House, brings authentic Cuban Cuisine to Crawfordville. Come in and enjoy freshly made Cuban food for lunch or dinner in a clean and relaxed atmosphere. The Black Bean Cuban Cuisine serves an array of appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, dinners, sides and desserts to “ t any budget. Nothing on their menu exceeds $9.95! Their extra-large portions are guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest appetite. The extensive menu features 13 appetizers, including the famous croquetas (crow-ket-as). Which are ham “ lled breaded “ ngers lightly fried. The papa rellena (papa rey-e-na), seasoned ground beef wrapped inside a mashed potato ball and fried to perfection is also a popular item! For sandwich lovers, the Cuban sandwich, of course, is on the top of the list as the biggest seller. The menu features 18 other types of hot pressed sandwiches. The Island Burger is an enormous handmade 10 oz. burger that could easily be the one meal of the day. It includes Island Fries all for only $6.95. The Mojo Roasted Pork sandwich, a Cuban tradition, is a local favorite. Fried or grilled “ sh sandwich, lightly pressed is, also on the list and provides a coastal element to the menu. Wraps and salads with a Cuban twist are also in their menu. Your dinner options are beef, chicken, pork or “ sh plates. There are 10 rich” avored options to choose from and are served with the sides of your choice. Masitas (mah-see-tahs), which are tenderly marinated and lightly fried pork chunks are hot items! Daily lunch specials are served all day (lunch and dinner). Try the Chicken Sofrito (soh-free-toh) when you see it on the board! If you still have room for dessert, there are several choices including ” an and keylime ” an, guava ” an and also guava and cream cheese empanadas and churros. To complete your dining experience, Cuban coffee, Caf con lecheŽ and 5 other types of Spanish coffees are available. Crawfordville residents, Scott and Michelle Kurtlander, owners of The Black Bean Cuisine invite you to stop by and enjoy a delicious meal, in a relaxed atmosphere with fast and friendly service. Tammy Myers, the restaurant manager, explains that their philosophy is to serve large portions of freshly made food at affordable prices. And she adds come by and see us at 2615 Crawfordville Hwy. in The Winn-Dixie Plaza for a ” avorful meal or order take out by calling 850-745-8545. Our summer hours are daily from 11AM9PMŽ.


Congratulations For Making It To Regionals!Ž Bill and Susanne Porter GOOD LUCK WAKULLA 10-U ALL-STARS! Brent Thurmond, Wakulla County Clerk of Court Congratulations Wakulla 10-U!Ž Buddy Wells, Wakulla County Supervisor of Elections Touch em all boys!Ž Gene Maxey 661-4119 BlueWater Realty Group Way to go All-stars!Ž Susan Jones 566-7584 BlueWater Realty Group CONGRATULATIONS GO WAKULLAŽ !!! Cal Ripkin Wakulla 9-U All-Stars All the way WAKULLA!Ž Michael & Celina Greene Congratulations Wakulla 10-U!Ž City of Sopchoppy GO WAKULLA!Ž Coastal Optimist Club  HAVE FUN!  Ed and Tina Brimner CONGRATULATIONS for making it to REGIONALS!!!Ž Craig Revell CONGRATULATIONS! You can do itŽ Eugene and June Vause GOOD LUCK WAKULLA 10-U ALL-STARS!Ž Finley and Jean McMillian  All the way WAKULLA!  Greg Thomas, Wakulla County School Board District 4 Congratulations Wakulla 10-U!ŽH & H Enterprises, LLCTerry and Diane Herring 850-421-9534 GOOD LUCK WAKULLA 10-U ALL-STARS!Ž James D. A. Holley & Co 850-878-2494 GO 10-U All-StarsŽ Jerry Moore, Wakulla County Commissioner District 4 CONGRATULATIONS for making it to REGIONALS!!!Ž Laverne and Edith Franzen  CONGRATULATIONS 10-U All Stars!  Leonard and Peggy Tartt and Joyce Glow GOOD LUCK WAKULLA 10-U ALL-STARS!Ž Tillman and Marian Rudd Member FDIC926-7111 Paynes FarmShow Pigs & Cane Syrup Bill Payne 926-7383 926-1777 Gulf Coast Lumber & Supply Inc. TheNews Wakulla 850926-7102 CITYOFSOPPCHOPPYuuuFLORIDAuu u u ( 850 ) 962-5228 Shawn Lawhon Corey Crum Stingers Honey Co. Jeff Lawhon 962-3968 Front row L to R Paxton Tomaini # 2, Kei Serian DeSilva #24, ONeill Ward #11 Back row L to R Coach Carter & Boutwell, Hayden Carlton #5 Trenton Lawhon #28 Caleb Carter #1 Hunter Lawhon #22 Zeb Lewis #4 Coach Tomaini Middle row L to R Seth Dudley #14 Landon Turner #40 Dalson Pope #18 Jared Roddenberry #25A BIG Thank YouŽ to all the Businesses and individuals who made our fundraiser So Successful! 850-656-0208 Horne & Willis Electrical Contractors Nate Horne 941-723-2733 Florida Wastewater Inc. Merwyn Jones II 850-519-5999 Wes Mullins 850-906-9861 850-984-5279 Shawn Corey 519-3443 528-5113 C&L CONSTRUCTIONPILE DRIVINGPILINGS DOCKS SEA WALLS Member FDIC850-926-6751 850-984-2767Coastal Corner, Inc.Joe Ward 850-575-9500 850-926-4737 Jones Plumbing & Septic Tank984-52952451 Coastal Hwy. Merw Pat Jones 850-224-9353 850-926-7530 Restaurant Marty Libby 850-926-1500 Chuck Turner Of“ce 850-926-6070 Larry Helm, DVM Beth May, DVM 850-875-4811 QUINCY ANIMAL HOSPITALBobby Porter 850-926-5092 Flip Flop on In 2209 Sopchoppy Hwy.850962-2920 Pam and Chuck Shields 850-925-6158 Tommy Welch 850-251-1096Tommy.WLD@comcast.net Crawfordville 850-926-2204 Wakulla Appraisal ServicesSarah StephensState Certi“ed Residential Real Estate Appraiser Lic. no. RD7496850-926-2159 Member FDIC926-5211 Ray and Linda Boles 850-926-6222Rascal Auto SalesRalph Vierday 850-284-9460 Bob Danzey 850-926-9595 www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 9A


Page 10A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comBy LILLY ROCKWELLTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, July 20 … Lifted by gains in the stock market, the Florida Retirement System pension plan gained $19 billion in the “ scal year that ended on June 30. That is a gain of 22 percent, the biggest in 25 years, reports the State Board of Administration, and larger than the 14 percent gain from last year. The total value of the pension plan has soared to $128.4 billion. The state pension plan performed better than its benchmark, a goal of 21.7 percent, and better than many of its peers that have also reported returns for the “ scal year. Ash Williams, the executive director and chief investment of“ cer for the State Board of Administration, said by staying the course and being able to use strong partnerships to take advantage of market opportunitiesŽ the pension plan was able to rebound by $54 billion from a recent low of $83.3 billion just 27 months later. But even with promising returns, thousands of employees are ” eeing the traditional pension plan to the states 401(k)-style investment plan, which reported an 18.1 percent return and has 136,500 participants. No doubt sparked, at least in part, by the uncertainty surrounding longterm employment in state government, 8,300 public employees made the switch this year, which is double the number of employees that made the same switch last year. Nearly 25 percent of new hires chose the 401 (k)-style investment plan, a slight increase from recent years. The Florida Retirement System pension plan serves nearly 1 million people, making it one of the largest public pension plans in the nation. Participants are drawn from state government and local governments. Though not all public pension plans have released their returns for the fiscal year, the ones that have shown that FRS performed better, according to an SBA spokesman. Only CalSTRS, the public pension plan for California teachers, performed better with a 23.1 percent return. Floridas retirement system has drawn scrutiny lately from Gov. Rick Scott, who questioned whether the pension plan was sound and called for reforms that included requiring a 5 percent contribution by employees. The Legislature instead required a 3 percent contribution, which kicked in this month. A lawsuit “ led by the Florida Education Association and other union groups is challenging the new requirement. Doug Martin, a spokesman for the Florida chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, called the 3 percent contributions harsh medicine,Ž but said it could have been worse. Thank goodness the Legislature didnt shut it down,Ž Martin said. It really is one of the shining stars of state government.Ž Still, Scotts concerns about the state pension plan have apparently not been entirely eased. As recently as July 1, the St. Petersburg Times reported that Scott warned in an email to state employees that across the nation, pension systems are unsustainableŽ and would require major tax hikes to stay solvent. The pension reform we accomplished this year prevents tax hikes, and also protects the retirement of government workers,Ž Scott wrote in the email.Florida pension plan gains $19 billion, up 22 percent REQUIRED LOCAL EFFORT (including Prior5.5150BASIC DISCRETIONARY OPERATING0.7480 Period Adjustment Millage)DISCRETIONARY CRITI CAL NEEDS-O PERATING0.2500 BASIC DISCRETIONARY CAPITAL OUTLAY1.5000DEBT SERVICE (VOTED)0.5450 TOTAL MILLAGE 8.5580SPECIALDEBTCAPITALENTERPRISERevenuesGENERALREVENUESERVICEPROJECTSFUNDSFederal618,442.004,319,258.91 State Sources24,093,919.0025,074.00133,400.001,087,701.78 Local Sources7,972,218.00747,785.24646,436.911,779,184.17102,600.00 TOTAL REVENUES 32,684,579.005,092,118.15779,836.912,866,885.95102,600.00 Transfers In0.00 Other Financing Sources FUND BALANCES (July 1, 2011)5,245,575.50349,671.7358,329.883,351,516.3531,879.30 TOTAL REVENUES AND BALANCES 37,930,154.505,441,789.88838,166.796,218,402.30134,479.30 PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY Expenditures Instruction20,786,830.312,005,933.83 Pupil Personnel Services1,677,295.02152,302.37 Instructional Media Services488,924.03 Instructional & Curriculum Development Services928,615.07388,746.00 Instructional Staff Training106,380.10334,202.47 Instructional Related Technology295,832.97 Board of Education494,977.90 General Administration368,806.15107,557.43 School Administration1,910,093.06 Facilities Acquisition Cons truction146,108.976,037,354.30 Fiscal Services359,499.71 Food Service1,942.522,110,401.00 Central Services563,006.9212,420.07102,600.00 Pupil Transportation Services2,612,871.8390,450.00181,048.00 Operation of Plant4,220,208.64 Maintenance of Plant988,880.93 Administrative Technology Services168,145.85 Community Services4,076.60 Debt Services 781,116.92 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 36,122,496.585,202,013.17781,116.926,218,402.30102,600.00 Transfers Out FUND BALANCES (June 30, 2012)1,807,657.92239,776.7157,049.8731,879.30 TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, & BALANCES 37,930,154.505,441,789.88838,166.796,218,402.30134,479.30THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGET ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECOR D. 2011 2012 BUDGET SUMMARY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY GEO-ENERGY Since 1985 CERTIFIED DEALER FOR:MacCLEANWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS 926…8116 TuAmigoYourFriendWillHelpYou Accident? 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 11A education news from local schoolsSchoolDugger is administrator of the yearSpecial to The News District Administrator of the Year, Jimmie Dugger, was recognized at the July 21 Wakulla School Board Meeting. Dugger, Assistant Superintendent for Administration, garnered a standing ovation from his Wakulla County School District colleagues, school board members and family as he achieved a milestone in service to Wakulla County for 38 years. At the meeting, he was presented with the District Level Administrator of the Year plaque. Dugger said, Each person you come in contact with can teach you something if you are willing to listen and accept them. I have seen people become more than they thought possible. I hope that I have contributed a little to their success.Ž Successful operation of an educational institution requires competent administrators. Dugger, who served eight years as assistant superintendent, 11 years as Crawfordville Elementary School Principal, seven years as Wakulla High School Assistant Principal and 12 years as a Wakulla High School teacher and coach, retires from the District this month. He said, I am proud of the Wakulla County School System. It has provided me an opportunity to grow over the past 38 years. The leadership I have worked with over the years, encouraged me to continue my education and to do what is best for student and school board employees. The district continues to offer great opportunities for students and employees because the leadership of the district cares about the people it serves.Ž Superintendent David Miller described Dugger as the resident expertŽ in all facets of administration. He spoke of the respect and high level of confidence Dugger maintained throughout the district. Perhaps the thing we will miss the most is his considerable institutional knowledge of the district. He simply knows everyone in the district and has a perspective that includes a historical understanding of the context that is very useful,Ž Miller said. People know if Jimmie Dugger is involved in a project it will be done right and done well,Ž he said. I appreciate your “ erce devotion to detail, work ethic and high sense of integrity.Ž Dugger graduated from Florida State University in 1973 with his bachelors degree in social studies and again in 1982 with his masters in educational administration and supervision. He spent his formative years in Wakulla County, attending Crawfordville High School and graduating from Wakulla High School. When Dugger first enrolled in school in 1959 Wakulla only had three “ rst-twelfth grade schools; Crawfordville, Shadeville and Sopchoppy. There was no air conditioning, no carpet, no kindergarten and no Pre-K. Since then the school district has increased school sites by three-fold with most classes equipped with state of the art technology. Dugger served our country for 25 years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves including a tour of Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm in 1991. Miller said everyone who knows him would want him back tomorrow, but hes had a wonderfully successful career and no one would want to deprive him of his retirement plans. Jimmie Dugger, Administrator of the Year, with colleagues, at the Wakulla County School Board Meeting on July 21 after receiving his plaque. Registration open for ACTRegistration is now open for the September 10, ACT achievement test. Students must register before August 12. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. The ACT has four sections„English, mathematics, reading and science„and takes about three hours to complete. During registration, students may select up to four universities to receive their score reports. The cost for the ACT test without writing is $34. When combined with the optional ACT Writing Test, the total cost is $49.50. The ACT website, www.actstudent.org, has helpful information, free sample items, and inexpensive test prep materials to help students prepare for the exam. Most students register online at www.actstudent.org. Students may also pick up registration forms from their high school counseling of“ ces. Late registration is available until August 26, for an extra $21 fee.Open house schedule for Wakulla County schools Wakulla Pre-K … Tuesday, August 16: 3 to 5 p.m. Crawfordville, Medart, Riversink, Shadeville Elementary Schools … Tuesday, August 16: 4 to 7 p.m. Riversprings and Wakulla Middle Schools … Monday, August 15: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wakulla High School … Monday, August 15: 5:30 to 8 p.m. The 2011-2012 School Year for Wakulla County students begins on Thursday, August 18 and is an early release day. The School Board of Wakulla County will soon consider a measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital outlay projects previously advertised for the 2009 to 2010 school year. New projects to be funded: MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR Wakulla Middle HVAC Replacement Amended projects to be funded: None Projects to be deleted: MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR Wakulla High Roof Replacement and Repair All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on August 1, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room at the Wakulla County School Board Administrative Of ces, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this meeting.JULY 28, 2011 The District School Board of Wakulla County will soon consider a budget for scal year 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on August 1, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.JULY 28, 2011 The District School Board of Wakulla County will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a 1.500 mill property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein. This tax is in addition to the School Board’s proposed tax of 6.513 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the School Board. The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $1,779,184.17 to be used for the following projects: MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR Wakulla Middle HVAC Replacement MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES Purchase of Two (2) School Buses All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on August 1, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room at the Wakulla County School Board Administrative Of ces, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.JULY 28, 2011


Page 12A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comsports news and team viewsSportsSpecial to The NewsWakulla Middle School Wildcat Football tryouts will begin on Aug. 8 at Wakulla Middle School. Practices will start promptly at 6 p.m. and will conclude at 8 p.m. for the “ rst week. All athletes will need cleats and P.E. clothes to participate. All participants must have an FHSAA sports physical on “ le at WMS to try out. The forms for this physical can be found online at the Florida High School Athletic Association web site, www.fhsaa. org/forms/general-forms/general-eligibility/el2. By JOHN HINSEYWHS Wrestling CoachThree Wakulla High wrestlers teamed up with Lincoln High and made the trip to Georgia State College to participate in the University of Missouris team camp. They were placed on a team with other kids from Lincoln and the Tallahassee area. The three wrestlers, senior Travis Hinsey and juniors Zach Malik and Kevon White, had an outstanding showing at the camp. During the team challenge that lasted three days, all three were undefeated. Their team won the camp championship in their division. Being undefeated quali“ ed all three to enter the camp championship where they crown the best wrestlers at each class. When the dust settled Travis Hinsey went 14-0 and was camp champion at 138 pounds with all pins … the “ nal two matches were both decided in less than 30 seconds. Kevon White went 13-0 and was named camp champion at 132 pounds. He had nine pins and won the “ nal match in overtime to take the championship. Zach Malik went 11-1, with 10 pins. His only loss of the week came in the semi“ nals of the championship where he fought back to “ nish third at 120 pounds. Congratulation to these three young men for an outstanding performance.Special to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce will host a Five Stand Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the WCSO Training Center and Firing Range. The competition is $50 per shooter and “ ve shooters may register as a team. The top prize will be a Benelli M2 semiautomatic, 12 gauge shotgun. The Benelli is on display at Noshoes Firearms, 2181 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville. Get a few friends together and join as a team or come out and join other shooters and enjoy a day on the range. Shooters not registered as a team will be randomly grouped into squads of “ ve shooters. Participation will be limited to the “ rst 25 shooters to register. For more information, call the range at (850) 745-7290. Participants are asked to come by the range and pre-register prior to Aug. 12. By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAndy and Dixie Kimmey couldnt be prouder of their grandson. Thats because he just won his “ rst golf tournament with the PGA Tour. Their grandson is 26-yearold Chris Kirk, a professional golfer, who took “ rst place in the Viking Classic held in Madison, Miss., on July 11-17. The rookie shot a 4-under 68 to take home his “ rst win, beating Tom Pernice Jr. and George McNeil by one stroke. His last shot was a tap-in putt. With his score, he also tied the tournament record with a 22-under performance over four rounds. What makes this victory even more special is that the Viking Classic was the “ rst tournament he played after going pro in 2007. This victory earned Kirk $648,000 and 250 points in the FedEx Cup. He is currently ranked 28th in the FedEx Cup standings. Kirk came close to a victory prior to this tournament at the Shell Houston Open on March 28 through April 3. He “ nished second to Phil Mickelson. Kimmey said this is Kirks “ rst year as part of the PGA Tour. Before that, Kirk was on the Nationwide Tour. Thats even more exciting,Ž Kimmey said of the win for Kirk. Kirk has been playing golf since he was 3 years old. He absolutely adores the game,Ž Kimmey said. He earned a golf scholarship to the University of Georgia and graduated in 2007. During his collegiate career, he was the winner of the 2007 Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the nations top collegiate golfer. He also helped his team earn the 2005 NCAA Championship and two Southeastern Conference team titles. He never wanted to do anything else,Ž Kimmey said. Kimmey said she wasnt able to see Kirks win, but her and her husband, Andy, have been able to see him play a few times. When they arent able to see him in person, they make sure they watch him on TV. They arent the only ones who are keeping a close eye on his performance. Kimmey said many people at their church and in the community are keeping up with Kirks career. People who never cared anything about golf are following him,Ž Kimmey said. Kimmey said the tour keeps Kirk busy and he travels constantly to different tournaments. He doesnt get to come home often,Ž Kimmey said. But, Kimmey said they have had fun watching his career and will continue to cheer him on. Kirk is the son of Gary and Kim Kirk of Woodstock, Ga. He currently lives on St. Simons Island, Ga., with his wife.Chris Kirk earns “ rst PGA win GOLFPHOTO COURTESY TRAVISMATHEW.COMGolfer Chris Kirks grandparents, Andy and Dixie Kimmey, live on Live Oak Island.WRESTLINGWar Eagles shine at campFOOTBALLWMS tryouts will be held Aug. 8SPORTING CLAYSFive-stand shoot scheduled for Sept. 17 e professional golfers grandparents, Andy and Dixie Kimmey, live on Live Oak Island. Kirk, a rookie on the PGA tour, got his “ rst win at the Viking Classic held in Madison, Miss. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 13Aoutdoor sports and shing reports Outdoors Well, it was another beautiful weekend in Wakulla County. Lots of people were on the water and plenty of scallops still being found at St. Marks, St. Joe Bay, Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee. In the St. Marks area, the most are being found in about seven feet of water. Just watch out for the jelly“ sh on the incoming tide. Capt. Randy Peart said fishing over around St. George continues to be very good for trout. Hes still using the Cajun Thunder with a white Gulp and “ shing around four feet of water over the grass. The oyster bars and docks in the bay are holding reds and there are plenty of sharks around. There are also plenty of tarpon around the west cut. Some big oversized reds are being caught in Bob Sikes Cut using live bait on the bottom. Some Spanish and blues are being caught and plenty of lady“ sh. The store at Lanark is now open and is called the Lanark Market. I know they will be selling bait and tackle, some groceries, and I believe they will have a deli. One of the most important items they have is non-ethanol gas. I believe the phone number is 697-2211. I talked to the folks at Rock Landing Marina in Panacea and she said they had the permits for gas on the docks so it shouldnt be much longer. This weekend is the Tallahassee Builders tournament and its still not too late to register. The web page is www.tallyba.com or you can call their of“ ce at (850) 385-1414. This will be hosted out of the Carrabelle Boat Club. The eighth annual King“ sh Shootout to bene“ t the Leukemia Research Foundation will be held Aug. 6 and 7. This will be held out of C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle also, and they can be reached at (850) 697-8400. On Aug. 27 will be the Kevins Seatrout Shootout. This will be hosted out of C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle and will pay the top 10 teams that have the heaviest stringer of “ ve trout. For more info go to www. seatroutshootout.com or call Brian Hurley at (850) 528-0553. I was talking with an FWC of“ cer last Tuesday and he said they pulled up to one of the markers to check a boat last week and the angler waved them off. The reason was they were hooked onto a big cobia, which measured 45 inches. They also said they were seeing a lot of tarpon in the Wakulla and St. Marks rivers. Capt. David Fife was coming in from “ shing last week and noticed a kayak hooked up to a large “ sh. He got way out of the way and it turned out he was hooked up with a large tarpon. After a long “ ght, David eased over to him and helped him land about a 120-pound “ sh which he caught on a live pin“ sh. On Thursday of last week I “ shed with Bobby Rich of Arlington, Ga., and his son from Flowery Branch, Ga. 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Special to The NewsThe “ rst six weeks of this years hurricane season have passed without a serious threat. But the National Hurricane Centers 2011 prediction of 12 to 18 named storms … including three to six major hurricanes … is in the back of everyones mind. For that reason, Florida operators of Sea Tow, the nations leading marine assistance provider, advise boaters across the Sunshine State to be prepared. First, review your insurance policy … with your provider, if possible. Boat owners whose marine insurance requires them to relocate their vessels out of a hurricane zone should do so by the date speci“ ed in their policy. But for those who plan to not relocate their boats, its important to have a Storm Plan ready to execute as soon as the forecast spells danger. In fact, most insurance providers require a formal written Storm Plan detailing where and how your boat must be secured during a hurricane. Make sure your insurance policy is current and in force, and that you know what actions it requires you to take in the event of a storm. If you live out of the area during the summer months, designate a responsible person to execute the Storm Plan in your absence. Its also important to check the lease or dockage agreement with your marina, storage facility or private dock owner where your boat is moored to be sure the vessel can remain there during a hurricane. If it can stay, be sure you know the procedure for securing not only your vessel, but those docked around it, as well. A boat that breaks loose in a hurricane can wreak havoc on neighboring vessels. Some facilities demand that boats be removed from the water when a major storm is forecast. Owners who must move their boats should decide where to have it hauled before the hurricane season begins. Dont wait until a storm is imminent. Charges for storm haul-outs may be covered by your insurance policy. Also, check with your local Sea Tow Florida franchise to see what pre-storm haul-out services are offered. 10 Additional Florida Boaters Tips for Hurricane Preparedness € Closely monitor local and national weather services including NOAA Weather Radio. € Make an inventory, preferably by video, of all valuable “ xed items such as marine electronics, on board your boat. € Store all the boats important documents, including your marine insurance policy, in a secure place off the vessel. € When a storm is forecast for your area, remove all detachable items from your boat, such as canvas, sails, cushions, “ shing rigging, radios and antennas. Lash down everything that you cannot remove, including booms, tillers, wheels, etc. € De” ate your dinghy and store it and its outboard off the boat. If its a “ berglass dinghy, have it stored in an indoor facility. € If your boat is on a trailer, lash it securely. Use tie-downs to anchor the trailer to the ground, let the air out of its tires and weigh down the frame. € If your boat is in a facility with shore power, be sure all power is turned off and all shore power cords are stowed securely. Disconnect your boats battery. € Boats docked in a marina or in a private berth should be centered in the slip. Double-up all dock lines and make sure they are of suf“ cient length to compensate for excessive high water. € Anchored boats should ensure enough scope. Inspect all anchor rodes and chain and use only good or new gear. Set extra anchors as necessary. € Do not stay with your boat or try to ride out a storm on board. No matter how valuable your vessel is to you … both “ nancially and sentimentally … its not worth your life. Page 14A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.coma peek into life on and under the water W a t e r W a y s Water Ways Water Ways 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 ..................................................................................... 926-5654Boating Emergencies UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg StantonMore than two decades ago, I was asked to present what we knew about Wakulla Springs to an assembled group of faculty and visitors at a FSUs Center for Professional Development luncheon. The Wakulla cave was described then as an inundated dry cave since Mastodon bones are found within. Not much has been learned since then, except that I no longer need to speculate about the origin of the water or its destination underground. This water follows ever-expanding conduits as deep as 350 feet on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Wakulla Springs is the overflow vent of a grand mixing basin located further back in the cave, very much like, but larger than Indian Springs just down the street. Rain north of the springs can dramatically increase (and drought dramatically reduce) water volume and, thus, flow. Wakulla Springs may have siphoned (pulled water in) at one time if wall sculpturing is believed. The story is so much more interesting when you consider the consequence of this hydrology. When the water is flowing at its greatest volume during heavy rain and low tide, sand is collected from the cave and sent out into the basin where it is deposited on a very steep slope leading down to the vent at 180 feet. This slope is held in place by the force of the outward flowing water. If disturbed, as Wally Jenkins did in the 1950s, by dropping a heavy weight on his way into the cave (a way to drop fast to reduce exposure time), the slope creates an underwater avalanche. Visibility drops to zero and Wakulla Springs becomes a temporary siphon, much like a toilet bowl. Wally told me he would swim up until he hit the ceiling and blindly crawl out on his back when this happened. No surprise then, in 1987 when the U.S. Deep Cave Diving Team set off another avalanche when they accidentally dropped one of the 3,000 pound weight pods onto their habitat. And tragically, no surprise again when the same avalanche occurred at Indian Springs in 1992 that trapped and killed our good friend Parker Turner, after the loose cavern ceiling collapsed on to a steep slope while divers were swimming in the cavern. In all cases, a large amount of slope debris and water flushed back into the cave. The Indian Springs cave vent and flow was so small, it did not reopen soon after. No one knows how long it takes Wakulla to reopen, but considering its size, most concede not long. Soon the lighter sand is again sent back up the slope and deposited on the steepening slope as the vent reopens. But something is left behind. Please envision a Mastodon grazing near the Springs. For whatever the reason, she slips and loses her footing and falls into deeper water. Perhaps she is old or sick and with water deeper than her height, she sinks to the basin floor and slowly enters the food chain. Years later, an articulated pile of bones remain. A drought occurs north of Wakulla Springs that reduces the flow that retains the slope of the basin and an avalanche carries the sand supporting the Mastodon bones down through the vent and deposits them in the first room at 230 feet. How can we test this hypothesis? Had the Mastodon died in a dry cave, her bones would still be articulated (held together). Had she been deposited there by an avalanche, the bones will be disarticulated and scattered about the room. One day I would like to test that hypothesis. We finally have the technology.Tips as hurricane season approachesBOATING e Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports column should return to its usual spot next week. 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 15AFlorida Forest ServiceThe desperate call for rainfall across the state was recently answered with the start of the rainy season, causing some noticeable changes. The temporary camp“ re ban on all state lands has been removed. The list of Florida counties enforcing burn bans continues to grow smaller. Extreme “ re behavior and conditions have eased in most areas of the state. Does this mean that our threat of wild“ re has disappeared? Not for a minute. Remember that prior to the rains Florida was experiencing the severest drought conditions seen in several years. That situation doesnt change overnight. Soils continue to be dry up to a foot beneath the surface even though substantial rain has fallen. In the Tallahassee area the water table is still a good 15 inches below the normal 32 inches this time of year. High temperatures with no rain over three or four days could place us under the same severe drought conditions. We are still coming out of dryness and therefore the risk of wild“ re still exists. Now is a great time to lower the wild“ re risk to your home. The little things we overlook around the house can add greatly to your risk, such as: € Firewood stacked too close to the house; € Rooftops and gutters over” owing with twigs and pine needles; € Overgrown tree branches touching the house; € Thick combustible vegetation growing close to the house; € Dead vegetation left in the yard close to the house; € Gas cans or other hazardous material stored on the side of the house; € Pine needles used in mulch beds up against the house; € Combustible materials located under decks and walkways; € Tree branches growing less than two feet above the ground; € Chimney without an installed spark arrester. Pay attention to these little things, they cost you just a portion of your time each week. Take care of them before they take care of your home and property. FWC NewsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has not found any evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) after years of extensive testing of the states white-tailed deer population. The FWC tested 910 freeranging deer during the past year and 5,519 deer during the past nine years, with no CWD-positive results. We are fortunate that no Florida deer has tested positive for CWD,Ž said Cory Morea, FWCs deer coordinator and biologist. The effect this disease has had in other states is substantial. We would like to obtain more samples of deer from areas adjacent to captive deer facilities, because the most likely way for CWD to be introduced into Florida is through the importation of deer from other states,Ž Morea said. CWD is a contagious neurological disease that has been found in captive and wild mule deer, whitetailed deer, moose and Rocky Mountain elk within several Western states and more recently in Eastern states. The disease causes degeneration of the brain of infected animals, resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death. Virginia and West Virginia are the only southeastern states where CWD has been detected. To reduce the chances of CWD entering Florida, the state prohibits importing live deer unless they come from a herd that has been certi“ ed CWD-free for “ ve or more years. Additionally, importation of any species of deer, elk or moose carcasses, with the exception of cleaned skull caps, antlers, tanned hides and deboned meat, is prohibited from 19 states and two Canadian provinces where CWD has been detected. Chronic wasting disease has been detected in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, West Virginia, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota and Maryland, and Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Visit the CWD Alliance website at www.cwd-info. org for the most up-to-date CWD reporting. Early detection is the key to limiting the spread of the disease, if such an outbreak should occur in Florida,Ž Morea said. The FWC is once again turning to hunters and members of the public this hunting season for assistance in helping monitor the states deer herd for CWD. Were asking hunters to report any sightings of sick or emaciated deer, or deer found dead from unknown causes,Ž Morea said. If you see such a deer, do not touch it, but instead contact us as soon as possible by calling toll-free, 866-CWDWATCH (293-9282). 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Page 16A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comBy WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netFormer State Trooper Charlie Odom, who lost his job and went to trial for charges he sexually battered a woman during a traf“ c stop in January 2009, “ led a counterclaim last week seeking damages from the woman after she “ led a civil lawsuit against Odom and the Florida Highway Patrol. Odom went to trial twice … the “ rst trial in December 2009 was a mistrial … and he was ultimately acquitted by a jury in November 2010. Earlier this year, shortly after the verdict, the woman “ led a lawsuit seeking unspeci“ ed monetary damages from the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the agency of which the highway patrol is part, for negligence in hiring Odom. The minimum damages being sought are $15,000 for a circuit civil lawsuit. On July 19, Odom, through Tallahassee attorney Sidney Matthew, “ led a counterclaim seeking damages from the woman … stating that Odom had been a victim of abuse of process, false arrest, malicious prosecution, assault and battery on a law enforcement of“ cer, intentional in” iction of emotional distress, (and) defamation by libel and slander...Ž Prior to that Jan. 28, 2009, traffic stop, the counterclaim states, Odom enjoyed a good reputation as a licensed law enforcement of“ cer trooper with his employer, the Florida Highway Patrol. (He) also enjoyed a good reputation for honesty, decency and integrity in the Wakulla County community in which he lived and raised his family.Ž The woman testi“ ed at both trials that Trooper Odom stopped her that night, reportedly for exceeding the speed limit. Her driver license was suspended; she admitted she had been drinking. The trooper wrote her no tickets, though … and she claimed that was because Odom fondled her on the roadside, had her follow him to a restaurant parking lot where he took a photo of her breasts on his cell phone, and accepted oral sex from her. Odom did not take the stand at either of his trials, but was adamant that he did not do the things he was charged with. In the counterclaim, Odom claims that the woman made statements to him … gratuitous verbalizationsŽ … that were an invitation for him to seek some form of sexual contact as a quid pro quo for not charging her with any traf“ c violations. The counterclaim indicates that, among those invitations, was lifting up her shirts and brassiere and ” ashing her breasts at the of“ cer, as well as allegedly touching herself and making some vulgar comments. The counterclaim indicates that Odom ignored the statements and warned her to stop and scolded her for her behavior. The counterclaim states that, the next day, the woman made a false report to law enforcement about Odoms actions that night. The subsequent search warrant and investigation by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce did not provide evidence that corroborated the womans story, the counterclaim states. For example, forensic specialists with the state found no photos of a womans breasts on Odoms cell phone, which was seized as evidence a couple of days after the traf“ c stop. The only physical evidence prosecutors could present at trial was touch DNAŽ taken from inside the womans pants that was consistent with Odoms DNA … but was far from conclusive. Under the states theory, the DNA came from Odoms hand when he touched the woman. The defense countered at trial that the results of the tests only showed that, statistically, the DNA came from a white male … hardly the basis for a conviction. The counterclaim also indicates that the sheriffs of“ ce and the state attorneys office were aware of an ongoing feud between state troopers and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce that became a problem after Sheriff David Harveys re-election was challenged in 2008 by former trooper Charlie Creel.Former trooper acquitted of sexual battery “ les counterclaim against woman in case Two charged with sex with juvenileSpecial to The NewsTwo Crawfordville residents, a 40-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, face sexual assault and cruelty toward a child charges in connection with a July 4 sexual act with a Taylor County juvenile, according to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey. On July 11, Detective Erika Buckley received information that a female juvenile was photographed nude and engaged in a sex act with Salena Marie McVey, 26. During the investigation, Det. Buckley learned that McVey and Melvin Santos, 40, traveled to Perry in late June to pickup the 16-year-old female and spent a week with her in Wakulla County. The victim told investigators that they consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana during their time together and took several sexually oriented nude photographs. Santos and McVey were both charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child McVey was arrested July 15 and is being held in the Wakulla County Jail on a $25,000 bond. Santos was arrested July 19 and is also being held in jail on a $25,000 bond. WCSOWCSOSalena Marie McVey Melvin Santos By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netA 51-year-old Carrabelle man was found not guilty by a jury last week after a one-day trial on charges of felony ” eeing and attempting to elude an of“ cer, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The man, Albert Dykes Rickards, went to trial on Tuesday, July 19. The arrest report in the court “ le indicates that, on Jan. 11, Rickards was reportedly driving erratically and refused to obey the commands of a sheriffs deputy. The deputy, Rachel Oliver, testi“ ed that Rickards nearly drove into her in the parking lot at a fast food restaurant in Crawfordville. He yelled at the of“ cer, and she asked him what was wrong … if he was having a problem. He drove off, and the deputy turned on her emergency lights to pursue him … and he allegedly drove at a high speed and refused to stop until he reached a nearby convenience store. He then allegedly made a move as if to crash into her with his car. A subsequent investigation revealed that Rickards kept a detailed log of his sightings of law enforcement …he believed he was under surveillance. The log showed dates, times and places where he saw of“ cers, indicating that they were stalking, following and spying on him. The arrest report also indicates that Rickards put his cell phone battery in backwards, believing this kept the government from tracking him. Defense attorney Jeff Arrowood had “ led motions several months ago that Rickards was not competent to proceed. Psychologist Terry Leland testi“ ed that Rickards did suffer from delusions, but was competent. There had been a possible verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity but, after an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty of all charges. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Lorena Vollrath-Bueno. The trial was presided over by Wakulla Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls. In other court matters: € Centennial Bank “ led to foreclose on Panacea Motel, claiming the establishments owners have defaulted on the loan. According to the lawsuit, a loan was taken out in January 2005 with Apalachicola State Bank for the motel by Anne B. Morgan and Heather Clark for $200,000. 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On July 16, Deputy Sean Wheeler, Deputy Will Hudson and Deputy Cole Wells investigated an open house party involving juveniles and underage drinkers in Crawfordville. Deputy Wheeler discovered an 18-year-old male ill with alcohol poisoning in a bathtub. EMS was contacted and the subject was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Two 17-year-old females returned to the home to retrieve some alcohol and were issued juvenile civil citations and given 24 hours of community service. The juveniles were turned over to their parents and the male subjects father was noti“ ed. The party was attended by more than 100 people and the 18-year-old was issued a notice to appear in court for hosting an open house party. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of“ ce this week: € On July 14, Rick Tooke of St. Marks reported a theft and vandalism to his crab traps in the St. Marks River. The exact amount of “ nancial loss is still to be determined; however each trap is valued at $25. Capt. Billy Jones investigated. € On July 14, Douglas Coleman of Tallahassee reported a burglary in Crawfordville. A forced entry was discovered. Some items inside the home were disturbed, but the victim could not determine if anything was stolen. Damage to the home was estimated at $300. Lt. C.L. Morrison investigated. € On July 14, Paul Eakin of Tallahassee reported a burglary in Panacea. A forced entry was discovered, but nothing was reported missing at his home. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. € On July 14, a 29-yearold Crawfordville woman reported being the victim of an aggravated battery as a male acquaintance struck her several times with a shower rod at her home. The victim showed investigators her injuries. The suspect was identi“ ed and an arrest warrant was issued. Captain Brent Sanders and Lt. Mike Kemp investigated. € On July 17, a criminal mischief was discovered at Woolley Park in Panacea. Damage to the mens room included two sinks pulled out of the counter tops and toilet paper spread around the facility. The womens room had damage to two sinks and a clogged toilet. An electric water cooler was also damaged. The damage to the property was estimated at $600. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. € On July 17, “ ve Tallahassee victims reported vehicle thefts at the C.J. Spears Road sink parking area. A passenger window was broken on a vehicle owned by Andrew Jernigan. Jernigan reported the theft of $1,147 worth of property inside the vehicle. Guilia Marino reported the loss of $457 worth of property. Maighdlin Martinez reported $122 worth of lost property. Joshua Swim reported $232 worth of losses and a juvenile reported the loss of $55 worth of property. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $200. Deputies Will Hudson and Sean Wheeler investigated. € On July 15, Nazrul Islam of Tallahassee reported a retail theft at the USA convenience store in Crawfordville. A female suspect entered the store and stole beer and potato chips. The stolen items were valued at approximately $4. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. € On July 15, WCSO staff located an 83-year-old Panacea woman with memory issues who had walked away from her home. Panacea VFD and a member of the Ochlockonee Bay VFD assisted with the search of a heavily wooded area. The elderly woman was discovered a short time later in good health. She was less than one mile from home. The woman was issued a Project Life Saver tracking device. Lt. Brad Taylor, Capt. Randall Taylor and Deputy Lorne Whaley investigated. € On July 16, Jefferson Whitaker of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to his mailbox. The box appears to have been hit by a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $75. Deputy Randy Phillips investigated. € On July 16, Deputy Lorne Whaley observed a vehicle with a head lamp that was out. He attempted to conduct a traf“ c stop as the driver increased his speed to 74 miles per hour on Jack Crum Road. The 17-year-old Crawfordville driver was arrested for DUI. A 16-year-old Crawfordville juvenile was issued a civil citation for possession of drug paraphernalia after a smoking pipe was discovered inside the vehicle. Lt. Jimmy Sessor also investigated. €On July 18, John Chancey of Crawfordville reported a theft of a kayak from the Wakulla River. A dock handrail was damaged that was used to secure the kayak. The kayak is valued at $1,500 and contains his name spraypainted on the side of the vessel. Lt. C.L. Morrison investigated. € On July 18, Johnny Lee Arnett, 54, of Crawfordville was issued two criminal traffic citations for driving while his license was suspended or revoked, second offense or more and unassigned tag attached to a vehicle. Deputy Ryan Muse observed Arnett make an abrupt turn near oncoming traffic and conducted a traf“ c stop. He discovered that the tag attached to the vehicle was assigned to a trailer and the driver did not have a valid driver license. Arnett was issued a notice to appear in court. € On July 18, Chris Carpenter of Hibbett Sports in Crawfordville reported a retail theft. A customer removed a pair of UFC gloves from the store without paying for them. The value of the stolen property is $35. Sgt. Andy Curles investigated. € On July 13, a Dickson Bay Road resident reported a traf“ c crash and a Jeep was discovered against a concrete pillar in the victims yard. Deputy Billy Metcalf followed a trail of blood from the scene and he located a suspect nearby. EMS was called to the scene to treat Matthew Cole Metcalf, 28, of Panacea for his injuries. It was determined that he did not have a valid driver license. The suspect refused to give a blood sample to determine if he was impaired. Deputy Ben Steinle is seeking a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and driving while license is revoked. Lt. Dale Evans also investigated. € On July 15, investigators arrived at a Crawfordville residence to investigate a disturbance complaint and determined that Robert M. Paiano, 43, of Crawfordville was in possession of firearms. Paiano was determined to be a convicted felon and was charged with possession of seven “ rearms by a convicted felon. The “ rearms were confiscated and warnings were issued for drug paraphernalia which was also found on the scene and con“ scated. Deputy Cole Wells, Lt. Brad Taylor and Deputy Lorne Whaley investigated. € On July 15, Janet Zeneski of Crawfordville reported items stolen from a Crawfordville laundromat. Bedding, valued at $200, was stolen from a dryer. Evidence was collected at the scene. Deputy Rachel Oliver investigated. € On July 18, Jennifer Ball of Crawfordville reported a fraud over the internet. The victim attempted to purchase a dog online. The victim sent the company $200 to ship the animal, but later received an e-mail stating that an additional $1,000 was owed. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. Lt. C.L. Morrison investigated. € On July 19, Frank Porter of Crawfordville reported a vehicle “ re on Wakulla Arran Road. The vehicle began to smoke while it was being operated and the driver pulled over to investigate. The vehicle, a 1987 Toyota truck, was fully engulfed in ” ames when “ re“ ghters arrived to put out the blaze. The vehicle was a total loss and the “ re was ruled accidental. Sgt. Andy Curles investigated. € On July 19, Charles Finley of Crawfordville reported a fraud. At least seven unauthorized charges were discovered on the victims credit card from New York and they totaled $1,815. Deputy Billy Metcalf investigated. € On July 19, Animal Control Director Ivanhoe Carroll reported a cruelty to animals case as a resident dropped a cat off at the animal control unit with several injuries. Someone wrapped duct tape around the cats neck. The animal, which had been found in a remote area off Highway 61, was euthanized. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. € On July 19, Michael Gene Maxie of Crawford-ville reported a grand theft of a double axle trailer. The trailer was stolen from a Crawfordville business and a suspect has been identi“ ed. The trailer was entered in the NCIC/FCIC computer. It is valued at $750. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. € On July 19, Zendel W. Vickers of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. The victim reported the theft of a sum of money from his wallet. A suspect has been identified. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. € On July 20, Bernard Stevens of Crawfordville reported a fraud and identity theft. Someone in Tallahassee used the victims Social Security number to “ le a tax return. Deputy Rachel Oliver investigated. € On July 20, April Wilson of Panacea reported a fraud. Someone applied for a cash advance using her personal information. The loan request was made over the Internet. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On July 20, Stanley Clark of Crawfordville reported the theft of tools from his shed. The tools were valued at $211 and a suspect has been identified. Evidence was also collected from a pawn shop. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On July 20, Ethel Jefferson of the City of St. Marks reported an illegal burning at a city pavilion. The pavilion railing was damaged when someone placed a hot item on it. Damage was estimated at $100. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On July 20, a clerk at the St. Marks Express Lane reported a trespass and illegal dumping in the company dumpster. The clerk identi“ ed the suspect through a company logo on the vehicle. 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The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 980 calls for service including: 19 business and residential alarms; 96 citizen contacts; 13 frauds; 70 investigations; 38 medical emergencies; 368 business and residential security checks; 19 special details; 19 suspicious vehicles; 53 traf“ c stops; 10 disabled vehicles; 12 wanted people; and 11 watch orders. www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 17AreportsLaw Enforcement and Courts Sheri s Report PAULs Trucking3098-B COASTAL HWY., SOUTH OF WHS MON-FRI 8:30AM-5PM, SAT 8:30AM-1PM€ Mushroom Compost € Chicken Manure Compost € Red and Gold Mulch € Gravel (7 kinds) € Top soil, € Fill dirt, € Red clay, € Large & small wood chips We deliver for a fe e. Oyster Shell Special!WITH THIS AD850-528-6722 • 850-661-1027 NO CREDIT CHECK! FREE DELIVERY AND SET-UP Tractor rental per/day, 1/2 day. We specialize in Dumptruck loads. We sell 5gal. bucket up to 10-wheeler dumptruck. 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W a k u l l a C o u n t y S e n i o r C i t i z e n s C e l e b r a t e L i f e Wakulla County Senior Citizens Celebrate Life W a k u l l a C o u n t y S e n i o r C i t i z e n s C e l e b r a t e L i f e THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 Section BBy DIANE LANTER and TAMARA BYRNESof the Senior Center Red, White and Blue were the colors of June at the Senior Center. Flags and patriotic memorabilia greeted us on every wall and table. June 14, National Flag Day, was a day that will live in our minds and hearts forever. The Pickin n Grinnin Band, Boy Scout Troup 4 and Troup 5, Jerry Evans, Maurice Langston, Randy Anderson, Becky Cook, and David Miller, along with our local veterans and our flag-waving seniors celebrated our freedom and gratitude to be living in America. Thank You to all who participated in our special day, a great time was had by all. We are, indeed, indebted to our service men who are making freedom possible for all of us. Scott Nelson, Emergency Management director, gave us important information on hurricane preparedness and reminded us not to wait until the last minute to make decisions on staying or evacuating. The Senior Center has pamphlets to guide you if you need to evacuate or plan to stay at home. We celebrated the official beginning of summer with a Summer Fun Party.Chef Mary served hot dogs, coleslaw and homemade ice cream for an indoor picnic. The Wild Wakulla Wigglers entertained with music and dancing and, once again, patriotic music filled the room. We will miss their dancing in August, they will be back in September. If you would like to learn line dancing, they meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday and 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The first Thursday of the month, at 10:30 a.m., we have a group of musicians who play gospel music. Come and join us and sing along with the band to your favorite songs. Dont forget our new class of Qigong (pronounced CheeGung) an exercise using breathing, mental focus, movement and visualization to move and enhance your health, mental and emotional sate and connection to spirit. It is a relaxing and strengthening exercise for the mind and body. Classes are Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Another exercise class that benefits memory and balance is our Brain Gym Class, which is a seated exercise. Qigong can also be done in a sitting position. Computer classes are held at the center on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The instructor will help individuals at any skill level. For more information on activities at the Senior Center, please call 926-7145.The Wakulla County Senior Center has scheduled the Todd Allen Show to present an evening of music by Todd Allen Herendeen and the Follow That Dream Band on Sept. 9. The show will be held at the Senior Center beginning at 8 p.m. The Todd Allen Show is family friendly and full of variety oldies and country music. Todd performs many artists including Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones and many more … including his award winning Tribute to the King. This promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment to support senior services in Wakulla County. The board, staff and volunteers are always planning fundraising events to provide in home services such as housekeeping, personal care, meals-on-wheels, telephone reassurance, emergency alert response systems, utilities, etc. The center also provides daily congregate meals, music, art, exercise, many educational programs and a variety of health screenings. I have and continue to write about the perils of isolation and loneliness. The seniors who visit the senior center view it as their center.Ž Seniors meet in their center and share their life experiences. I always rank this service as the most important service we provide. All seniors are special and have their own stories to tell. They can make you laugh while some of their stories will make you cry. A senior told me a story and asked me not to mention her name. Life was great until her husband passed unexpectedly. She did not know if she had money or was broke and she did not care. She wanted to stay home alone, and soon became very depressed and hoped to die. One of her neighbors intruded in her life, saw her condition and insisted that she visit the senior center with her. As soon as she was seated, some seniors came over to talk. She was shocked to learn that she wasnt the only person in the world in her condition. She learned of their experiences and how they overcame their problems. Today her greatest joy in life is to encourage other seniors and watch their lives become more ful“ lled. It is so easy to turn an ordinary day into a special celebration. Occasionally, we choose a color to designate a day of celebration. Recently, everyone was asked to wear something orange. I wore an orange shirt and cap. One of them talked me out of my cap but I would not give up my shirt. Chef Mary told me that we served 133 lunches that day. We normally serve fewer than 100 lunches but the seniors wanted to enjoy the special celebration. Funding for these services is declining. Were working hard to prevent reducing services. We ask that you consider our senior center every time you have funds available for human services. This need in our community is growing.Elvis! Live!In Crawfordville! R.H. CarterWakulla County Senior Center Christmas in JulySee Pages 4 & 5BTodd Allen Show will feature the music of the King of Rock n Roll Resources for seniors seeking jobsSavvy Senior, Page 3BSome seniors delaying retirementAARP Florida, Page 3B e concert fundraiser will be held at the Senior Center on Sept. 9. In June, Senior Center activities included a celebration of Flag Day, a seminar on hurricane preparedness, a Summer Fun Party, plus Wakulla Wigglers and Qigong classes PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSSeniors celebrate Flag Day on June 14 during a special celebration at the Senior Center. Patriotic seniors A table of veterans enjoy lunch on Flag Day. Helping you prepare for college and bringing you the latest on TCC programs, services and events.Find us on Comcast Cable channel 22 or www.tcc22.com Law Oce Est. 1998Foreclosures Creditor/Debtor Business Law17 High Drive, Suite C Courthouse Square Crawfordville, Florida BBH2011 SAVE THE DATE! Go to www.bigbendhospice.org to Sign-up Today! 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Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, July 28 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.  FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce.  ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.  BINGO will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Beef O’ Brady’s to bene t Florida Wild Mammal Association.  FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will meet at 6 p.m. at the public library. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will meet in the children’s room at the public library at 7 p.m. Contact Anne Ahrendt at (850)528-0895 or Rachel Pienta at (850)3213582 for more information. Friday, July 29  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  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.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  SASSY STRIPPERS QUILTERS GROUP meets at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to make quilts for traumatized children. The “cruiser quilts” are donated to Wakulla County deputies to be used for children in need. New members welcome. For information, call 926-6290. Saturday, July 30  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Mission by the Sea Church on Alligator Drive in Alligator Point. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 3240 Crawfordville Highway at 5 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.  SOPCHOPPY GROWER’S MARKET is held every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of Posh Java in Sopchoppy. The market features local organic and unsprayed vegetables, homemade, hand-ground, fresh bread from Crescent Moon Farm, live music and varying demonstrations, events, vendors and activities. Growers and seafood vendors wanting to participate may phone Jennifer Taylor at (850) 241-3873 or email famu. register@gmail.com. For general information or to offer an activity, demonstration or performance, contact Posh at (850) 962-1010 or Debbie Dix at (850) 528-5838, or email posh_faery@yahoo.com. Sunday, July 31  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Sunday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853. Monday, August 1  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks First Baptist Church.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS FOR WOMEN meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853.  LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 1:30 p.m.  RESPITE CARE is offered by The Alzheimer’s Project of Wakulla at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your loved one to be cared for. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost. The church is located at 4495 Crawfordville Highway. Call Pat Ashley for more information at (850) 984-5277. Tuesday, August 2  ALANON meets at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville at noon.  BOOK BUNCH meets in the children’s room at the public library at 10:30 a.m.  NAMI CONNECTION will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce. This group is for people diagnosed with a mental illness.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 824 Shadeville Road at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 224-2321.  VFW LADIES AUXILIARY BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  WAKULLA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 24 High Drive, Crawfordville.  CRAWFORDVILLE LION’S CLUB will meet at Beef O’Brady’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 3  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at Ochlockonee Bay UMC on Surf Road at noon.  BOOK BABIES, storytime with activities for toddlers, will be held at the public library at 10:30 a.m.  BRAIN GYM CLASS will be held at the senior center at 10:30 a.m.  KNITTING GROUP meets at the public library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 491-1684.  LINE DANCING will be held at the senior center at 2 p.m.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 2140-C Crawfordville Highway. Call 224-2321 for more information.  WAKULLA COUNTY COALITION FOR YOUTH will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the TCC Wakulla Center. Thursday, August 3  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. at the Panacea Women’s Club on Otter Lake Road, Panacea. For more information call 524-9103.  BINGO will be held at the VFW Post on Arran Road from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  COASTAL OPTIMIST CLUB will meet at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.  FAMILY TO FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. at the NAMI Wakulla of ce.  ROTARY CLUB meets at the senior center at noon.  BINGO will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Beef O’ Brady’s to bene t Florida Wild Mammal Association. Friday, August 4  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at 8 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Friday at noon at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. Call (850) 545-1853 for more information.  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.  PICKIN’ ‘N’ GRINNIN’ JAM SESSION will be held at the senior center from 10 a.m. to noon. (Also on Tuesdays)  SASSY STRIPPERS QUILTERS GROUP meets at the public library from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to make quilts for traumatized children. The “cruiser quilts” are donated to Wakulla County deputies to be used for children in need. New members welcome. For information, call 926-6290.  WRITERS OF WAKULLA will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Wakulla County Public Library. New members are always welcome.Special EventsThursday, July 28  MAMA KOKU will be at the library as part of the summer children’s program from 7 to 8 p.m. She is a master storyteller and children’s writer. She is also an educator who has taught children at all age levels. Come watch her stories come to life. Saturday, July 30  BLUES/AMERICANA/FOLK CONCERT will be held at Posh Java in Sopchoppy at 8 p.m. featuring Randall “Big Daddy” Webster and Eli and Bill Perras. Tickets are $12. For reservations call 962-1010 or email poshjava@ yahoo.com.  FAREWELL SHOW for Mack McElderry will be held at From the Heart Studio in Sopchoppy at 5 p.m. This will be his nal local appearance as he is moving in September. Tickets are $10 at the door and there will also be copies of his books and CDs for sale. Seating is limited. RSVP by email at sopchoppyriver@gmail.com or call 962-5282. SOPCHOPPY OPRY will feature the Messer Brothers and Marilee Smith, at 7 p.m. at the historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium for the Opry’s 11th Anniversary show. Call 962-3711 for tickets.Upcoming EventsSaturday, August 6  BOOK GIVEAWAY will be held at the public library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by the Friends of the Wakulla County Public Library. Donations will be accepted and are tax deductible.  FREE OUTDOOR ART MARKET AND DAY OF MUSIC from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Sopchoppy. There will be vendors and musical performances going on throughout the day. All Activities for this event are taking place on Municipal Avenue starting at The Frog and The Hummingbird Co & Butter eld’s Roadhouse at the corner of Rose Street and Municipal Avenue. There will be pet items, painted signs, bird baths, bird houses and feeders, stone mosaic work, forged knives, paintings, homemade barbecue and spicy honey mustard sauces, photographs and more. Saturday, August 13  LANDON GREENE MEMORIAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held at 9 a.m. at Wildwood Country Club. The cost is $200 per team (4 person team) or $50 per person. Hole sponsors are $100 per hole and the company signs will be displayed at the hole. All Proceeds go to the Landon Green Scholarship Fund, which bene ts Wakulla County Pre-K. Come join us for a day of fun and prizes. For More information, call Jared Greene at 556-8982, Lavonne Greene at 567-5626 or Amber Greene at amber@famb.org. Checks may be mailed to 988 Wakulla Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Please make checks payable to Landon Greene Scholarship Fund. All contributions are gratefully accepted.  CHAT PAW SPA AND FAMILY FUN DAY will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CHAT, 1 Oak Street, Crawfordville. Amenities include all natural ingredients, aromatherapy bubble bath, ea and tick dip, grooming, uff blow drying, brushing, fur style, pawdicures, nail pawlish art and music. Suggested donations are $10 for all amenities, $5 for regular bath/ ea dip only and $5 for glamour photo (pearls, bow ties, hats, ribbons, boas, etc.) There will be snow cones, animal balloons, Clifford the Big Red Dog moonwalk and raf es. Wednesday, August 17  CD RELEASE PARTY of “I Have Your Petty Secret” by performance artist, Donna Decker, at Butter eld’s Roadhouse in Sopchoppy at 7:30 p.m. This CD is a compilation of spoken word and music, featuring original music by musicians Gabe Butter eld, Frank Lindamood and Andy Moorer who all will be performing this evening. Donna’s sister, poet and performer, Helen Decker, will be a special guest. For More information contact Salli Squitieri 305-304-2226 or email frogandhummingbirdco@ yahoo.com Saturday, August 20  FUN IN THE SON will be held at Hudson park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be music, games and free food. There will be volleyball, board games, slip-n-slide, water bouncer, music, food, speakers, community outreach and more.By SCOTT JOYNER WCPL DIrectorAs I mentioned last week, WCPL will be going back to our regular evening and Saturday hours beginning next week, the “ rst week in August. We will, however, be closed on Fridays along with the other county of“ ces starting Aug. 5, until the county furlough period is over. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this temporary change in schedule, and are hoping to get things fully back to normal soon. Mama Koku returns for our last performance of the summer The “ nal performance in our Summer Program of Events is Mama Koku on Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Koku is a master storyteller and childrens writer whose interactive stories and songs bring the crowd to life as they learn valuable lessons about the world around them. Shes one of our most popular performers who we try to have visit us every year due to popular demand. Please come out for all the fun! Friends of the Library monthly meeting & Silent Auction info The Friends of WCPL will be holding their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. The main issue on the agenda is the silent auction to be held on Sept. 23 to raise funds for the library. Theyre asking anyone who has an item theyd like to donate to contact me at 926-7415 or scottj@ wakullalibrary.org for more information. Anything donated can be considered a tax deductable donation. For more information, or if youd just like to get involved with this invaluable group, please join us at the meeting (followed by Mama Koku afterwards). Summer Reading books With Wakulla County schools starting on Aug. 18, there are only three weeks left, after this article is printed, for students to get their summer reading finished. While we carry copies of every required book for grades 6-12 and most of the optional books, there are rapidly growing waiting lists on what we have. Some book lists are already so long that we cant guarantee that youll receive them in time for school to start. If your child still needs to do their summer reading, please come by or give us a call as soon as possible so we can try to help. Riversprings Middle School students can pick up copies at the front of“ ce of the school while their supplies last. Book Extravaganza fundraiser coming soon Our bi-monthly Book Extravaganza fundraiser takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. As always well have thousands of books, audio and video for your browsing pleasure. While monetary donations are not required, all funds raised go directly to our Friends of the Library organization which pays for our Summer Programs, a good portion of our book and materials budget, as well as offsetting other expenses which saves Wakulla taxpayers more than $25,000 a year. Please arrive early to get the best stuffŽ as there is usually a line waiting for me to unlock the doors. Page 2B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comLibrary News... City and County MeetingsThursday, July 28  ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. in the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration Conference Room, 3093 Crawfordville Hwy. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways to conserve energy and report to the BOCC for consideration. Monday, August 1  COUNTY COMMISSION will meet for its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, August 4  COUNTY COMMISSION will meet for a budget workshop at 5 p.m, followed by a workshop to discuss implementing a Blue Print 2000-type effort in Wakulla County. Storyteller Mama Koku at the library at 7 p.m. Farewell show for Mack McElderry at From the Heart Studio at 5 p.m. County Commission meeting at 5 p.m. Coalition for Youth meeting at 12:30 p.m. at TCC Wakulla.ThursdaySaturdayMondayWednesday W e e k Week i n in W a k u l l a akulla W a k u l l a akulla Email your community events to jjensen@thewakullanews.netPost your event on TheWakullaNews.com Randall Big DaddyŽ Webster will be playing at Posh Java in Sopchoppy on July 30 at 8 p.m. along with Eli and Bill Perras.


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Page 3BDear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources to help job hunting seniors? Im 60 years old and have been out of work for nearly six months now and need some help. What can you tell me? Seeking EmploymentDear Seeking, The tough employment market over the past few years has been particularly hard on people over the age of 55. Fortunately, there are a number of online tools and in-person training centers scattered across the country today that can help. Heres what you should know. In-Person Help A good “ rst step to get help “ nding a job is at a Career One-Stop center. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, these are free job resource centers that can help you explore career options, search for jobs, “ nd training, write a resume, prepare for an interview and much more. There are around 3,000 of these centers located throughout the country. To “ nd one near you, call 877-348-0502 or go to careeronestop.org. Depending on your “ nancial situation, another program that may help is the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Also sponsored by the Department of Labor, SCSEP offers access to training and part time job placements in a wide variety of community service positions such as day care centers, senior centers, governmental agencies, schools, hospitals, libraries and landscaping centers. To qualify, participants must be over 55, unemployed and earning less than 125 percent of the federal poverty level … $13,600 a year. Unfortunately, 2011 federal budget cuts have signi“ cantly reduced this program funding, but its still a viable option. To learn more or locate a program in your area visit www.doleta.gov/seniors or call 877-872-5627. In addition to the national resources, some states, communities and local nonprofit organizations may offer their own senior employment programs. For example, in certain areas in Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington state and Wisconsin there are Aging Worker Initiative programs to help local job seekers 55 and older. To “ nd out if your community offers any locally-based senior employment programs, contact the Area Agency on Aging … call 800-677-1116 or see www.eldercare.gov to get your local number. AARP WorkSearch Another resource that offers free job help is the AARP Foundation WorkSearch Virtual Job Coach program. This is a volunteer-run program that helps any job-seeker (you dont need to be an AARP member), age 40 and older, by connecting you with a trained volunteer to help you search for jobs and get training. The coaching is typically done via e-mail or over the phone. Call 877-659-0969 or visit aarpworksearch.org to “ nd help. In addition, AARP also offers a jobs search engine that you can access at jobs.aarp.org. Or, if you want in-person assistance, AARP has 23 WorkSearch facilities around the country that provide free face-to-face help. To search for a facility, contact your state AARP of“ ce. See aarp.org/ states or call 888-687-2277 for contact information. Online Resources Theres also a wide array of online employment networks that can help you connect with companies that are interested in hiring older workers. One of the best is retirementjobs. com, which offers a job search engine that lists more than 30,000 jobs nationwide from companies that are actively seeking workers over the age of 50. It also provides job-seeking tips and advice, helps with resume writing and allows you to post your resume online for companies to “ nd you. Some other 50-plus job seeking sites worth a look are seniors4hire. com, workforce50.com, retiredbrains. com, retireeworkforce.com, wiserworker.com, seniorjobbank.com, enrge.us (a site devoted to retired government employees) and yourencore.com (an online recruitment “ rm that connects retired scientists, developers and engineers with companies that offer consulting assignments). Start a Business If youre interested in starting a small business but could use some help getting started, turn to the U.S. Small Business Administration which offers tips, tools and free online courses that you can access at sba. gov. Also see score.org a nonpro“ t association that provides free business advice for entrepreneurs. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy SeniorŽ book.What are some resources for job-hunting seniors? By Jim MillerThe Savvy Senior By JEFF JOHNSONof AARP Florida In February 2011, an AARP survey showed that 44 percent of Floridians age 50 plus were so concerned about the states struggling economy that they planned to delay retirement. Of those who said they planned to delay retirement, one in four said they planned never to retire. Thats a grim picture, showing an older Florida thats pessimistic about its retirement security. Yet if AARP took that same survey again today, it might show even more pessimism. And it could be justi“ ed, if Congress cuts a political deal to pay the nations bills that could permanently sour your retirement dreams. Right now, the President and Congress are considering a deal to pay the nations bills that could cut billions from Social Security and Medicare bene“ ts for todays seniors. To help reduce the de“ cit, some in Washington want a deal that includes raising Medicare premiums, co-pays and deductibles for todays seniors, shifting costs to seniors rather than lowering costs throughout the health care system. Another proposal would force better off seniors to pay more for Medicare as if it were a welfare program. These seniors already pay more for their Medicare and AARP is deeply concerned that meanstesting bene“ ts could erode the popular support that has helped keep Medicare strong for more than 45 years. Washington is also considering including a proposal that could cut Social Security by $112 billion over 10 years by permanently reducing Social Security cost-of-living increases. This proposal is particularly galling to older Floridians, who have seen shortcomings in the current Social Security costof-living formula leave them struggling with no cost-of-living increase despite two years of steadily rising costs for fuel, food, prescription drugs and medical care.Ž AARP is fighting hard to keep Congress from making cuts to your retirement benefits. In mid-July, AARP state-level leaders and topranking volunteers traveled to Washington to meet face to face with Florida members of Congress and senators. AARP volunteer Ken Reinhardt and I urged Floridas elected of“ cials to attack waste, fraud and abuse in the federal budget, rather than targeting your retirement bene“ ts. From all over America, AARP members have poured more than 600,000 calls, e-mails and petitions into the Capitol. AARP is running an aggressive series of national television advertisements to urge our 37 million members nationwide to raise their voices on this issue. AARP also is mailing information on this urgent issue to tens of millions of Americans 50 plus. AARPs position is clear: Congress should attack waste, fraud and abuse in federal spending rather than targeting the Medicare and Social Security bene“ ts you have earned. As the national discussion over reducing our budget deficit goes forward, it is very important that you raise your voice in this debate. Call 1-888-7228514 to be connected to your member of Congress toll-free and urge them to attack waste and fraud in federal spending, rather than targeting your Medicare and Social Security bene“ ts. No one disputes that de“ cit reduction is very important. But older Floridians worked a lifetime for the bene“ ts they receive. They deserve to be able to count on them. Jeff Johnson is AARP Floridas interim state director. AARP FLORIDAOlder Floridians worry about the economy and may delay retirementSpecial to The NewsIts the conversation people dont have until they have to, but by then, its too late. The fact is that in 2010, more than 7,000 people turned 65 years old or older every single day, a “ gure that is predicted to rise in 2011. Further, an AARP survey revealed that only four in 10 of those people feel they will be “ nancially secure for their golden years. For many, that lack of “ nancial stability will transform from being a worry to becoming a crisis if they discover theyll need any kind of assisted living. Thats why Gabriel Heiser, an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in nursing home law, believes that people should start planning now, even if they arent close to their 65th birthdays. The average monthly cost of a nursing home today is $6,917 per month, and a typical Alzheimers patient will spend $395,000 for their nursing home care after diagnosis,Ž said Heiser, author of How to Protect Your Familys Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid SecretsŽ (www.MedicaidSecrets.com). The mistake a lot of people make is thinking that they cant qualify for Medicaid, according to Heiser. Heiser listed the asset limits for those applying for Medicaid. They include: € Cash … You can possess $2,000 cash that will not be counted as an asset in determining your Medicaid eligibility. € Home … There is a $500,000 exclusion toward your home, meaning that if your home is valued at $500,000 or less at the time of your application, it is excluded as an asset. € Car … Up until recently, you could exclude only one car at a value of $4,500 or less, however that law has been changed. € Funeral and Burial Funds … If you have a pre-planned funeral or memorial arrangement, the entire value of that plan is excluded. If you do not, a separate bank account that contains $1,500 toward funeral expenses can be excluded. If you have pre-purchased burial plots, you can exclude not only the costs of the plot for the applicant, but for the entire family, and still be eligible for Medicaid. € Property … According to federal law, any real or personal property that is essential to self-support, regardless of value or rate of return, is excluded. € Life Insurance … Only the cash value of a life insurance policy owned by the applicant is counted, thus, all term policies are ignored.K. Gabriel Heiser, J.D., has focused exclusively on estate planning and Medicaid eligibility planning since graduating from Boston University School of Law in 1983.Protect your familys assets from devastating nursing home costsMore Doctors. More Experience. More Options. TMH.org/bariatric Obesity can cause serious health risks. The Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric and Weight Management Center is the only hospital in the area oering lap-band, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures. 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Page 4B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comCHRISTMAS in JULY The Senior Centers biggest fundraiser of the year was held on Wednesday, July 20, and a large crowd enjoyed a Christmas lunch of turkey and dressing and a silent auction. The Senior Center was decked out in its Christmas “ nery, including Christmas trees and other decorations. Detectives from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce acted as servers during the luncheon. It was an opportunity to have a good meal, buy some interesting items … all for a good cause.See more photos online at www.thewakullanews.comPhotos by WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.net


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Page 6B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comBy MICHAEL PELTIERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, July 22 … Senate President Mike Haridopolos called it quits this week in his quest to become Floridas next U.S. senator, kicking off a week that was otherwise dominated by the courts. Handing down a series of opinions on myriad subjects from tobacco liability to tax breaks, Florida appellate courts this week were also inundated with a new round of lawsuits as groups angered over recent legislative actions brought their grievances to the courts in hopes of stopping prison privatization and a ballot measure aimed at allowing government money to go to religious organizations. Meanwhile, a handful of failing schools got more time to improve their performance. And state utility regulators went toe-to-toe with federal environmental regulators over efforts to safeguard marine life from nuclear power plants that dot Floridas coast. And a year after of“ cials successfully capped the leaking well, Gulf Coast lawmakers introduced federal legislation to earmark future Clean Water Act penalties levied against BP for the coastal region that saw the brunt of the worst oil spill in U.S. history. And Floridas unemployment stayed at 10.6 percent in June, unchanged from May but 0.8 percentage points higher than a year ago. COURTS PROVIDE STAGE FOR MUCH OF WEEKS DRAMA Courts provided much of the weeks drama by stepping into and out of a series of long-standing feuds involving hundreds of millions of dollars. The Florida Supreme Court kept the door open for thousands of claims being sought by smokers of big tobacco companies over smoking related illnesses and death. In a closely watched case, the states highest court chose not to hear an appeal by R.J. Reynolds of a $28.3 million award to the wife of a dead Panhandle smoker, one of several cases the cigarette maker is facing. Pricey in its own right, the case has wider implications for the tobacco industry by stripping R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies of a key strategy for defending thousands of Florida lawsuits “ led by sick smokers or their survivors. By choosing not to intervene, the Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling upholding the way courts should interpret its 2006 opinion that established critical “ ndings about the health dangers of smoking and misrepresentation by cigarette makers. R.J. Reynolds challenged the way lower courts applied the 2006 decision, arguing the widow of Benny Martin was not forced to prove the companys liability. The cigarette maker had used the same strategy in defending other cases, such as a $15.75 million verdict in the death of an Alachua County smoker. Today, the Florida Supreme Court said, No, were done hearing this, said Matt Schultz, a Pensacola attorney who represents the widow, Mathilde Martin. We remain con“ dent that the Martin decision directly violates Reynolds constitutional rights by depriving us of our due process right to a fair and impartial trial, said David Howard, a company spokesman. The Martin case, like others stemming from the 2006 Supreme Court decision, is known as an Engle progenyŽ case. That is because of the name of a plaintiff in the 2006 decision, which was “ led as a class action. R.J. Reynolds plans to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, residents of Pensacola Beach must pay property taxes like everyone else, the First District Court of Appeal af“ rmed Monday in a case that addresses an issue that has persisted on Santa Rosa Island since shortly after World War II. In an opinion af“ rming a lower court ruling and setting the stage for possible Florida Supreme Court review, the First DCA ruled that Escambia County can collect property taxes from residents even though the residents dont own the land on which their residences sit. Mondays ruling affects about 2,400 properties that have been assessed $39 million in property taxes since the case was brought forward in 2004. Of that, residents have paid $26 million in anticipation that the ruling might go Escambias way. Finally, a federal judge in Gainesville has ordered Dixie County to remove a six-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments and directing viewers to Love God and Keep His Commandments,Ž from the front of the countys courthouse in Cross City. The Dixie County Commission gave the OK for the monument in 2006, and the ACLU of Florida sued, arguing the monument represented government speech, violating constitutional prohibition against government promotion of religion. While the court decisions may have marked the end of the road for some legal challenges, other legal squabbles started their journeys in Tallahassee this week as a pair of lawsuits challenging laws passed in 2011 was “ led. A group of corrections of“ cers and their union sued to block the states effort to privatize 18 Florida prisons, saying the law allowing the privatization was illegally added to the state budget during the waning days of the 2011 session. The lawsuit says lawmakers overstepped their bounds by including budget proviso language that requires the Department of Corrections to explore the private prison option, a controversial issue that has been simmering in Tallahassee for years. Teachers also went to court. In a challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment, the Florida Education Association “ led suit against a measure put on the ballot by lawmakers that would allow the state to funnel money to religious institutions. Public school advocates are fearful that the proposed constitutional amendment was designed to promote a big expansion of private school vouchers. The lawsuit is being driven primarily by the FEA with help from public school groups such as the Florida School Boards Association. The proposed constitutional change, known as Amendment 7, would delete a line in the state constitution that prohibits the state from using taxpayer dollars to aid in any church, sect or religious denomination.Ž HARI-DROPŽ-OLOS STEPS OUT, DAWSON IN Senate President Mike Haridopolos stunned much of Floridas political establishment this week by dropping out of the U.S. Senate race despite having raised $3.5 million for his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Haridopolos also said he wouldnt seek any other of“ ce next year, squelching any thoughts that he might try to make a bid for a new I-4 corridor U.S. House seat that is expected to emerge in the redistricting that will be complete before next years election. Haridopolos said he couldnt be a good Senate president and a candidate. It became increasingly clear to me, and those around me, that the responsibilities I was managing on both fronts are in con” ict,Ž Haridopolos said. Gov. Rick Scott, who was on vacation this week in Montana, said the announcement took him by surprise. Anytime a statewide race loses a principled conservative like Mike Haridopolos in a race of this importance, it is a sad day for our state,Ž Scott said in a statement. While the former Republican front runner chose to step out the limelight, a former Democratic senator was thrust into it. Mandy Dawson, already under investigation in a case involving alleged in” uence peddling and kickbacks, was arrested on federal tax charges. Dawson has also been under investigation for corruption surrounding her dealings with Alan Mendelsohn, a Broward County eye doctor and political fundraiser who was sentenced in June to four years in prison. Mendelsohn said in open court last year that he funneled more than $80,000 to Dawson, at her insistence, to curry favor for legislation he was pushing. FAILING SCHOOLS WANT MORE TIME Eight struggling Florida schools on Tuesday were given one more year to execute a turnaround strategy designed to boost student performance. The last-minute approval, just a month before the school year begins, came with stern warnings from the State Board of Education that the schools must show dramatic improvement by the same time next year, or risk closing, becoming a charter or being turned over for a private company to run. Most of the schools impacted by Tuesdays decision are in Duval and Miami-Dade counties. STORY OF THE WEEK: The Florida Supreme Court chooses not to intervene in an appeal by R.J. Reynolds in a tobacco liability lawsuit. The courts decision not to decide keeps the way clear for thousands of suits stemming from a class action lawsuit “ led against the industry. 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Disappear la Frosty 60.Suffixwithsocial or urban American Profile Hometown Content 7/3/2011 Each puzzle is divided into nine sections, and each section has nine blank squares. Fill in all 81 squares on the puzzle with numbers 1 to 9. You may not repeat any numbers in any one of the nine sections that you’ve already used elsewhere in that section. Also, you can use each number 1-9 only once in each horizontal line of nine squares, and in each vertical column of nine squares. The puzzle is completed when you correctly ll every square.Solutions 200 9 HtCtt 1 234 2563 781 6 542 75 5394 3 87 8539 2413 200 9 HtCtt 681 9235 7 4 429751683 357648219 968 574132 743182965 512369847 134 895726 875236491 296417358 W A L L A R O M A T S K S E S A U R O P E D O O N A S I C K M A T T H E W F O X T A K E S I N A E R I T E A T E S T R A J A S P A M P A S A R E S O A D A P T B R A N H E A D B E L L G E T I T N A T E A N T I E T A L A G R E E N O M A R B I R L E R A N G U S S A U D I S L O C T A D R E S S E R M A R K H A R M O N H A V E U R G E T E R R E A V I S G M E N E A S E D M E L T Brought to you by… • High Speed Internet • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Meeting Rooms 850 926-3737Scenic Hwy 98 Medart3292 Coastal Hwy.www.WakullaInnHotel.com 5 Congratulations!Youve successfullyregisteredyour thewakullanews.com user account.Ifyou have any problems, please call (850) 926-7102. 1 Findyour 1-4digit NewspaperAcct. ID on the address label from a Wakulla News thatwas deliveredtoyour address.Also, be sure to note howyour street address is printed. 2 Goto http://www. TheWakullaNews.com Click on Sign upŽ as shown below. 3 Type the 1-4digit NewspaperAcct. ID in the box as shown. Now,type in your street address exactly as shown on your label and clickContinueŽ. 4 Fill out the information requested in the registrationform.Dont forgetto enter email address and passwor d Also, dontforgetto check the box nextto the user agreement. Click ContinueŽ. /Register 680 Legal Notices Lot55,Block5,andLot17,Block13,WakullaGardens,UnitNo.1,asubdivisionas permaporplatthereof,recordedinPlat Book1,Page39,ofthePublicRecordsof Wakulla County, Florida. atPublicSale,tothehighestbidder,for cash,atthestepsoftheWakullaCounty Courthouse,3056CrawfordvilleHighway, Crawfordville,Florida,at11:00a.m.on August 11, 2011. Anypersonclaiminganinterestinthesurplusfromthesale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedateofthelispendens,mustfileaclaimwithin60daysafter the sale. WitnessmyhandandthesealofthisCourt this 12th day of July, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sIRVENE KIMBREL AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) July 21, 28, 2011 THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WAKULLA COUNTY announces a special school board meeting to which all interested persons are invited: DATE:Monday, August 1, 2011 TIME:Special School Board Meeting (5:45 PM) Public Hearing on the 2011-2012 Budget (6:00 PM) PLACE:School Board Room 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida PURPOSE:Special School Board Meeting, Public hearing. For further information please contact: Superintendent’s Offic e Wakulla County Schools P.O. Box 100, 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, FL 3232 6 850-926-006 5 July 28, 2011 681 Foreclosure Proceedings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:2011-CA-000027 PREMIER BANK, a Florida banking corporation Plaintiff, vs. COPPERHEAD CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Florida corporation; Kenneth W. Davis; Donna J. Davis; and CARMEN ROCIO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Noticeisherebygiventhat,pursuanttothe FinalDefaultJudgmentofForeclosureenteredintheabove-captionedaction,Iwill sellthepropertysituatedinWakullaCounty, Florida, described as follows, to-wit: Lot10,CarmenRocio,aSubdivision,accordingtotheplatthereof,recordedinPlat Book4,Page(s)33,ofthePublicRecords ofWakullaCounty,Floridaatpublicsale,to thehighestandbestbidder,forcash,atthe frontdooroftheCourthouseofWakulla County,Florida,at11:00a.m.onthe11th day of August, 2011. Dated this 8th day of July, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sBECKY WHALEY AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court July 21, 28, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 65-2010-CA-000153 USBANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEEFORSGMORTGAGESECURITIESASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FRE2, Plaintiff(s), vs. TOMMY TAYLOR; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENthatSalewill bemadepursuanttoanOrderorFinal SummaryJudgment.FinalJudgmentwas awardedonSe p tember30 2010inCivil awardedonSeptember30,2010inCivil CaseNo.:65-2010-CA-000153,oftheCircuitCourtoftheSECONDJudicialCircuitin andforWAKULLACounty,Florida,wherein, USBANKNATIONALASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEEFORSGMORTGAGESECURITIESASSETBACKEDCERTIFICATES, SERIES2006-FRE2isthePlaintiff,and, TOMMYTAYLOR;VERATAYLOR;MORTGAGEELECTRONICREGISTRATION SYSTEMSINC.;ANDUNKNOWNTENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. Theclerkofthecourtwillselltothehighest bidderforcashattheFrontDoorofthe Courthouseat11:00a.m.onAugust11, 2011,thefollowingdescribedrealproperty assetforthinsaidFinalsummaryJudgment, to wit: Lots18and19,Block11,WAKULLAGARDENS,UNIT1,accordingtotheplat thereof,asrecordedinPlatBook1,Page 39,ofthePublicRecordsofWakulla County, Florida. ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTEREST INTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTY OWNERASOFTHEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEACLAIMWITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESSmyhandandthesealofthe court on the 8th day of July, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sBECKY WHALEY AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywho needsanyaccommodationinordertoparticipateinacourtproceeding,youareentitled,atnocosttoyou,totheprovisionof certainassistance.PleasecontacttheOfficeofCourtAdministrationat(850) 577-4401,orattheLeonCountyCourthouse,Room225,301S.MonroeStreet, Tallahassee,FL32301within2working daysofreceiptofanoticecompellingyouto appearatacourtproceeding;ifyouare hearing or voice impaired, call 711. July 21, 28, 2011 682 Public Sales and Auctions NOTICE OF AUCTION UndertheauthorityoftheFloridastorage facilityActthedescribedbelowhasbeen seizedforNonpaymentofrentandother accruedexpenses.Thepropertywillbesold atauctiontothehighestbidderasprovided bytheselfstoragefacilityact83.806Double DStorageLLCreservestherighttorefuse anyorallbids.JamesOrr-household items,JacquelineBlack-householditems DoubleDStorageLLC289CajerPoseyRd CrawfordvilleFl32327850-524-0473Date: Aug 11th 2011. July 28, 2011 August 4, 2011 685 Notice of Fictitious Name NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENthattheundersigned,desiringtoengageinbusinessunderthefictitiousnameofCountry Squirrels-R-USlocatedatPostOfficeBox 1362,intheCountyofWakulla,intheCity ofCrawfordville,Florida32327,intendsto registerthesaidnamewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFloridaDepartmentof State,Tallahassee,Florida.DatedatCrawfordville,Florida,this21stdayofJuly, 2011. -sANNETTE BAILEY July 28, 2011 686 Divorce Proceedings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-326-D R FRANCIS DAVID CARONE Petitioner and JEANNE CRISTINA MAUTONI Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: JEANNE CRISTINA MAUTONI RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL YOUARENOTIFIEDthatanactionhas beenfiledagainstyouandthatyouarerequiredtoserveacopyofyourwrittendefenses,ifany,toitonFrancisDavidCarone whoseaddressis16MysteriousWaters Road,Crawfordville,FLonorbefore AUGUST11,2011,andfiletheoriginalwith theclerkofthisCourtat3056CRAWFORDVILLEHIGHWAY,CRAWFORDVILLE,FL 32327,beforeserviceonPetitionerorimmediatelythereafter.Ifyoufailtodoso,a defaultmaybeenteredagainstyouforthe relief demanded in the petition. Copiesofallcourtdocumentsinthiscase, includingorders,areavailableattheCler k oftheCircuitCourt'soffice.Youmayreview these documents upon request. YoumustkeeptheClerkoftheCircuit Court'sofficenotifiedofyourcurrentaddress.(YoumayfileNoticeofCurrentAddress,FloridaSupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.)Futurepapersin thislawsuitwillbemailedtotheaddresson record at the clerk's office. WARNING:Rule12.285,FloridaFamily LawRulesofProcedure,requirescertain f ,q automaticdisclosureofdocumentsandinformation.Failuretocomplycanresultin sanctions,includingdismissalorstrikingof pleadings. Dated this 14th day of July, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sIRVENE KIMBREL AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) July 21, 28, 2011 August 4, 11, 2011 690 Gov Tax Notices NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2011 TXD 027 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN,thatEDWARDM.MITCHELL,JR.theholderofthe followingcertificatehasfiledsaidcertificate forataxdeedtobeissuedthereon.The certificatenumberandyearofissuance,the descriptionoftheproperty,andthenames in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 1363 Year of Issuance 2003 Description of Property Parcel # 00-00-034-009-08420-000 WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 2 BLOCK 6 LOT 71 OR 5 P 466 NameinwhichassessedFLINKMANALEXANDERsaidpropertybeingintheCountyof Wakulla,StateofFlorida.Unlesssuchcertificateshallberedeemedaccordingtolaw thepropertydescribedinsuchcertificate shallbesoldtothehighestbidderatthe courthousedooronthe17thdayofAugust, 2011, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 23rd day of June, 2011. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TAX DEED FILE NO. 2011 TXD 029 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN,thatDAVID BECKtheholderofthefollowingcertificate hasfiledsaidcertificateforataxdeedtobe issuedthereon.Thecertificatenumberand yearofissuance,thedescriptionofthe property,andthenamesinwhichitwasassessed are as follows: Certificate # 1628 Year of Issuance 2002 Description of Property Parcel # 00-00-035-011-09494-000 WAKULLA GARDENS UNIT 4 BLOCK 59 LOT 37 OR 146 P 236 or 189 P 92 NameinwhichassessedJOHNC.SWINDLEsaidpropertybeingintheCountyof Wakulla,StateofFlorida.Unlesssuchcertificateshallberedeemedaccordingtolaw thepropertydescribedinsuchcertificate shallbesoldtothehighestbidderatthe courthousedooronthe17thdayofAugust, 2011, at 10:00 AM. Dated this 30th day of June, 2011. Signature: Brent X. Thurmond, Clerk By: Letha M. Wells, Deputy Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court, Wakulla County, Florida July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 690 Gov Tax Notices Selling Something? Classified Ads For As Little As $10 A Week 926-7102 683 Estate (Probate) Filings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 11-23PR PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF ANN FOLSOM YARBROUGH a/k/a ANN F. YARBROUGH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TheadministrationoftheestateofAnnFolsomYarbrough,deceased,File11-23-PRis pendingintheCircuitCourtforWakulla County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,Florida32327.The nameandaddressofthepersonalrepresentativeandthepersonalrepresentative’s attorney is set forth below. Allcreditorsofthedecedentandotherpersonshavingclaimsordemandsagainstdecedent’sestateincludingunmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaims,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredtobeserved mustfiletheirclaimswiththiscourtWITHIN THELATEROF3MONTHSAFTERTHE DATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOF THISNOTICEOR30DAYSAFTERTHE DATEOFSERVICEOFACOPYOFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM. Allothercreditorsofthedecedentandpersonshavingclaimsordemandsagainstdecedent’sestate,includingunmatured,contingentorunliquidatedclaimsmustfiletheir claimswiththiscourtWITHIN3MONTHS AFTERTHEDATEOFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMSNOTSOFILEDWILLBE FOREVER BARRED. Thisdateofthefirstpublicationofthisnotice is July 21, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq. Florida Bar No. 521450 Frances Casey Lowe, P.A., of Counsel Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Simpson, P.A 3042 Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville, Florida 32327 (850) 926-8245 Personal Representative: Chad Smit P.O. Box 758 Panacea, Florida 32346 July 21, 28, 2011


Page 10B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, July 28, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comSpecial to The NewsThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce will be taking part in a new juvenile justice program, called Project Connect, which was created with the goal of helping Wakulla County youths get back on track in becoming productive citizens while also reducing the recidivism rate in juvenile justice programs. Twin Oaks Juvenile Development Assistant Program Director Thornton Davis alerted Wakulla Sheriff David Harvey to the fact that a Wakulla County resident, who was part of their juvenile justice program in Greenville, is ready to be released back to his home county. Davis said Twin Oaks hopes a little extra care for the juvenile offender when he is “ rst released could save the youth from returning to the court system again. Project Connect is designed to help the young offender, who is about to complete his court-ordered time at the juvenile facility, get in touch with law enforcement and other support people who plan to serve as mentors and help him adjust to life back in Wakulla. I am pleased to endorse this program,Ž said Sheriff Harvey. As the Sheriff of Wakulla County, I am always looking for ways to support, encourage and develop the youth of our county. I believe the future success of Wakulla County lies in the future of our youth. By doing some mentoring now we can decrease crimes, provide structured activities, improve community support and develop stronger relationships with our youth.Ž Project Connect was the idea of Twin Oaks founder and CEO Donnie Read, who has worked with troubled youths for more than 13 years. With facilities in Graceville, Liberty County and Greenville, Twin Oaks is a private company that works with the Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Children and Families to make sure that juveniles have a chance to succeed in life after their short stay in court ordered facilities. We are attempting to work with juveniles to make sure they are doing things the right way,Ž said Davis. Project Connect can provide a sanctuary for the kids when they get out. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance. We just want to make sure that they have a good support system around them. They will need somebody to talk to because one or more of their parents could be in jail,Ž he said. Were tired of shutting the door when they leave and saying good luck kids. Ž Davis is gathering support from area sheriffs in an effort to provide Project Connect in several Big Bend counties. Twin Oaks serves youths from the Ocala area to Jacksonville and west to Pensacola. Sheriff Donnie Conyers of Liberty County was the “ rst sheriff to throw his support behind the program, but Wakulla will be the “ rst county to have the program tested locally. We want to make sure that he (Wakulla juvenile) has the right people around him when he gets out,Ž said Davis. Often times there are no support systems in place for these kids.Ž A Community Action Team is formed when the youth is getting close to being released. Twin Oaks will alert the sheriffs office that the juvenile is returning to the county and conference telephone calls are made to let the juvenile know that there are people in Wakulla County who care and want to help him. I think it is just a winwin situation for everyone involved,Ž said Davis, who added that being part of Project Connect is optional for the youth. We are definitely on board with this,Ž said Major Maurice Langston who was selected as the contact for the WCSO. Capt. Billy Jones was also selected with Detective Rob Giddens and Major Larry Massa. Jones served as school resource officer for Wakulla High School and has a vast knowledge of the juvenile population in Wakulla. Giddens worked theft cases involving the juvenile at Shell Point and Sopchoppy that landed the juvenile in court and ultimately at Twin Oaks. A case manager tracks the juvenile through the system and alerts the sheriffs of“ ce that he/she is getting ready to complete the treatment program and a transition conference is set up to review the goals set by the juvenile. If he offends again he will go to jail rather than a youth program,Ž said Davis of the Wakulla juvenile who will turn 18 in late 2011. We feel he can be a productive citizen if we can channel (him) in the right direction,Ž he said. We want to try and “ nd work for the kid and some positive in” uences. The Community Action Team will offer a helping hand.Ž We will be very aggressive in helping him accomplish his goals,Ž said Major Langston. We will show him that we want him to have a fair shake and we have con“ dence in him.Ž Davis said he feels confident that the Wakulla juvenile wants to be successful in the Project Connect program. Twin Oaks offers carpentry, welding and auto mechanics through its vocational programs.Project Connect aims to help local juvenile o enders PHOTO BY WCSOThe Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce has committed to help a local juvenile, who is soon to be released from a program, reconnect to society. The sheriffs Project Connect team includes Thornton Davis and Major Maurice Langston, seated, and Major Larry Massa, Capt.Billy Jones and Detective Rob Giddens. A Wakulla teen, whos currently in a juvenile program in Greenville, will soon be released. e new program calls for sheri s deputies to o er mentoring and help him adjust to life A little extra care for a juvenile offender when he is “ rst released could save the youth from returning to the court system again. Monday APPETIZERS 1/2 PRICE Tuesday BIKE NIGHT 50.¢ Wings .99¢ Lite Beer Wednesday Chicken Fajitasƒ$6.99 .99¢ Lite Beer Thursday Boom Boom Shrimp...$5. Friday 14-16 oz. Prime Rib Dinnerwith Side And Salad...$19.99 Saturday Shrimp Dinners 2 Sides Choice of 3...$12.99 Coconut Shrimp Grilled/Blackened Shrimp Shrimp Scampi Fried Shrimp Sunday Chicken Philly Sandwich with Fries...$6.99 MOND AY THU RSDA YONE FR EE KI DS MEALwith purchas e of adult mea lEVENING SPECIALS: HAPPY HOUR 3p.m. to 7p.m. EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR 3p.m. to 7p.m. EVERY DAY 2-4-1 Every Day 2-4-1 Every Day 2-4-1 Wines, Wells & Smirnoff Flavors 2-4-1 Wines, Wells & Smirnoff Flavors M mmmmargaritas! 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