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: 08-25-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 74, no. 1 (Jan. 2, 1969)-
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General Note: Publisher: Marjorie Phillips, <1978>.
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First day of school Serving Wakulla County For More Than A Century Our 116th Year, 34th Issue Thursday, August 25, 2011 T w o S e c t i o n s Two Sections 7 5 C e n t s 75 CentsThe WakullanewsInside This Week Public Notices ..............Page 3A Comment & Opinion ....Page 4A Church..........................Page 6A People..........................Page 7A School...........................Page 8A Sports ..........................Page 9A Outdoors ...................Page 10A Water Ways...............Page 11A Sheriffs Report ..........Page 13A Senior Living ................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 Ray Gray red by countyBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAfter 17 years, the countys longtime parks and recreation director has been “ red. Ray Gray was terminated by Interim County Administrator Tim Barden on Aug. 16 for failing to attend scheduled meetings, a lack of responsiveness to requests, performance issues and issues with outside employment, according to the termination letter sent to Gray from Barden. Gray was written up for insubordination on July 21 and in a disciplinary report, Barden pointed out three issues, which were a lack of accessibility and management oversight, sheriff contract for mowing not being formalized and outside employment. Gray contends that he has been on medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act since July 21 and didnt know anything the disciplinary report until he was informed by The News. The reason for his medical leave was stress related to working in a hostile environment, Gray said. According to Gray, this is all simply retaliation stemming from a Harassment and Hostile Work Environment complaint filed against Barden and County Commissioner Mike Stewart on July 14. Barden said Grays medical leave was reviewed by the county attorney and was denied for a lack of documentation. The minute it was denied, Gray was noti“ ed by email and letter and should have been at work, Barden added. Continued on Page 3A Maurice Langston announces run for sheri By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netOn the steps of the old courthouse, as a couple of hundred people stood on the lawn under a sweltering August sun, Maurice Langston announced he would run for sheriff of Wakulla County. After much careful thought and prayerful consideration, I have decided to run for Wakulla sheriff,Ž Langston said, which drew a responsive cheer from the crowd. He made the announcement on Monday, Aug. 22, ending the community speculation of whether he would run and when he would announce. I love this county and our very special quality of life and I believe I can build on my three decades of law enforcement experience here to continue ensuring the safety and well-being of our wonderful communities,Ž said Langston, who serves as a major in the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce. As sheriff, I want to effect changes in law enforcement in Wakulla County that will serve our citizenry well while addressing reduced revenues and budgets,Ž he said. I will promote programs for our youth to reduce both drug and alcohol abuse and bullying in our community.Ž Langston is from Smith Creek and graduated from Wakulla High School in 1970. He invoked the name of Willie Langston, an ancestor who served as Leon County sheriff in the early 1900s, noting that he was described as the “ rst non-political, genuine law enforcement sheriff who had no personal agenda to promote other than law enforcement. I am looking forward to serving with his same commitment to integrity and excellence,Ž Langston said. Not mentioned in Langstons announcement, Sheriff Willie Langston of more than 100 years ago died in the line of duty in 1909 while searching a shed in the Spring Hill area for a fugitive from Georgia … who shot and killed the sheriff, who was only 24 years old when he died. The crowd on the grounds of the old courthouse included a number of Wakulla sheriffs of“ ce employees … presumably there on their lunch break … and a number of “ shermen, supporters and some curious onlookers.Continued on Page 12A Former WHS coach arrested for theftSpecial to The NewsThe former head coach of the Wakulla High School Lady War Eagle basketball team was arrested and charged with grand theft on Aug. 16 after an extensive investigation into a complaint that he used booster club funds for his own personal use, according to Sheriff David Harvey. Casey D. Godwin, 33, of Tallahassee was booked into the Wakulla County Jail late on Aug. 16 and was released Aug. 17 after posting a $25,000 bond. Wakulla County School District of“ cials requested a criminal investigation in January after an administrator reviewed a bank statement from the booster club account and observed some suspicious charges. Godwin was added to the account as the new coach in 2008. Continued on Page 12A Alyssa Higgins is new principal at COASTBy JENNIFER JENSNjjensen@thewakullanews.netWith the departure of Principal Susan Flournoy, COAST Charter School has a new face at the helm. Alyssa Higgins has taken over starting this school year. Higgins, a native of Wakulla County, served as the assistant principal under Flournoy for the last semester of the 2010-11 school year. After 10 years as principal and leading COAST from an F school to an A school, Flournoy announced she would be retiring after that year. She really set it up in a good place,Ž Higgins says. She did a tremendous job.Ž Continued on Page 5A Former basketball coach Casey Godwin is charged with using booster club money for personal expensesCasey D. GodwinWCSO WILLIAM SNOWDENMaurice Langston, with his family, announced his intention to run for sheriff on Monday, Aug. 22, on the steps of the old courthouse. e longtime deputy sheri will face retired FHP trooper Charlie Creel in the November 2012 election The county parks and recreation director is fired after failing to attend a meeting on disciplinary problems. He says hes out on sick leave and unavailableRay Gray Students at Medart Elementary School on the “ rst day of school. Top, students enjoy the air of open windows on the bus; above, “ nding the right way to go; and reunited with friends, left. By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netIt was the smoothest opening day I can ever remember,Ž said Superintendent of Schools David Miller about the return to classes on Thursday, Aug. 18. Besides a few transportation glitches, which are to be expected, he said … there really wasnt much that was out-of-the-ordinary. Continued on Page 14A Photos by JENNIFER JENSEN JENNIFER JENSENAlyssa Higgins A native of Wakulla County, she was a teacher at the charter school for two years, left for her husbands military career, and recently returned to the area E l v i s i s c o m i n g Elvis is coming!See Page 1B County moves forward with Waste ProSee Page 2A


Page 2A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com PUBLIC NOTICESFor our readers’ convenience, The Wakulla News will provide this Public Notice Section in our A-section for all Public Notices not published in the Legal Notice section of the newspaper. By JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netThe process of mandatory curbside garbage pickup is moving forward and the contract between the county and Waste Pro is almost “ nalized. The contract is a 10-year agreement for weekly garbage and recyclable pickup for every household in the county. The cost is $196 a year and will appear as a solid waste assessment on the tax roll. Waste Pro is charging $184 a year and the county will add $12 for costs associated with the mailout. Each household will also get quarterly bulk waste pickup, a 96-gallon trash can and recycle bin, and upon request, can have their white goods, such as a refrigerator, picked up for a fee. Its the convenience of having to not deal with your trash,Ž Commissioner Mike Stewart said. And it forces us all to go to recycling.Ž For those who currently pay around $300 a year for trash pickup, this will save them money, Stewart said. People will also have the option of additional services for a fee, including bear proof cans, additional garbage cans and side door collection. Every piece of property with a structure on it will be assessed. So if someone has several homes, they will be assessed for each one. Business charges Businesses will also be required to have Waste Pro pick up their garbage. Small businesses that use only a 96-gallon garbage can will be assessed a fee of $18 a month. For larger businesses, the cost ranges from $73 to $243 a month for a commercial dumpster, depending on the size. Businesses already using Waste Pro will be charged the new fee. It goes up a little for bigger businesses,Ž Stewart said. Rate increases Many people in the community expressed concern that the rates will increase year after year because a monopoly will be created with this agreement. However, included in the contract is a stipulation that the cost can only increase the same as the consumer price index and if fuel costs increase drastically. All increases must come before the commission who will vote to accept it or not. Transfer station Waste Pro will take over the operation of the transfer station and make the necessary upgrades. However, it will no longer accept household items. It will be open Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will only accept white goods, bulk and construction and demolition debris for $75 per ton. Franchise fee Under the contract with Waste Pro, the county will receive an anticipated franchise fee of 9 percent of Waste Pros gross receipts and will receive free garbage pickup for all county buildings. Money from the franchise fee will be used to take out a small loan to cap and seal the land“ ll and monitor the other closed landfills around the county. This contract will allow the county to get out of the solid waste business, Stewart said. The cost of running the transfer station is $1 million and since it is over capacity, every piece of trash has to be hauled out of the county costing the county more money, Stewart said. Its sucking the general fund dry,Ž Stewart said. Waste Pro to be sole provider Starting Oct. 1, Waste Pro will be the sole provider of garbage pickup for the county and has agreed to buyout all the other garbage haulers in the county, paying them 15 months worth of gross receipts. Waste Pro also invited all the employees of those haulers to apply for a job with them, giving them preference over other applicants. Stewart said almost all the garbage haulers were in debt to the county, and the county kept them a” oat. They couldnt pay their way,Ž Stewart said. Thanks to the buyouts, the county will receive the money it is owed by the haulers. The boards choice Originally, the commission was looking at two different options, the $196 assessment or charging a $112 assessment which would allow for no tipping fees at the transfer station for residents and the necessary closure of the land“ ll and upgrades to the transfer station, but would not include garbage pickup. If the county chose to go with the $112 assessment, it would then take out a $1.5 million loan, which has a $700,000 grant attached to it, and use that to close and cap the land“ ll, build or upgrade its current transfer station and monitor the existing closed land“ lls around the county. Its not enough for the long haul,Ž Stewart said. Stewart said the county is responsible for providing the service and going to mandatory garbage pickup is the most economic way to do it. The commission will vote to approve the contract and hold a public hearing to approve the assessment at its Sept. 6 meeting.Countys solid waste assessment is moving forwardCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy JENNIFER JENSENjjensen@thewakullanews.netAt the Aug. 4 budget workshop, it seemed the county commission had decided to lower the previously approved Public Services Tax of 10 percent to 5 percent. However, at the Aug. 16 workshop, the commission didnt appear as united on that front. Commissioner Randy Merritt suggested the commission drop the tax to 7 percent and not include a 500 kilowatt exception for all households, but include a hardship exemption. Commissioners Alan Brock and Lynn Artz agreed to go along with that option. Commissioner Jerry Moore has stated time and time again that he would never support a tax increase. He suggested selling some of the countys assets instead. Lets start selling stuff we dont need,Ž Moore said. Commissioner Mike Stewart, who brought up lowering the PST at the previous workshop, stated that he couldnt support a 10-percent PST and that he had compromised when he agreed to lower it to 5 percent, with the exemption, and not lower the millage rate. Stewart had wanted to make it revenue neutral by lowering the PST and millage and making the necessary cuts. I cant in good judgment levy the 10 percent,Ž Stewart said. The PST applies to the purchase of electricity, metered or bottle gas, fuel oils and water. Stewart said levying the PST, along with the solid waste assessment, potential increase in “ re MSBU and increase in the Communications Services Tax, could mean the biggest, single year tax put on the citizens of Wakulla County. Were using it to fix a problem,Ž Stewart said. Theres not enough money to fund the budget.Ž In order to lower the PST to 5 percent, $577,000 would need to be cut from the proposed 2011-2012 budget. If spread out equally across all constitutional of“ ces, that would mean the commission would need to decrease its budget, which includes county administration, by $206,000. I know thats a big pill to swallow,Ž Stewart said. Artz said she could support lowering the PST to 5 percent if she knew all the other constitutional of“ cers were able to lower their budgets also, to make up for the de“ cit. If the other of“ ces cant decrease their budgets, the commission would have to make up for it, she said. Stewart said if they cant cut, they have a right to go to the governor, who could tell the commission they need to fund those of“ ces. Stewart said then the commission could look at raising the PST and increasing its property tax. Continued on Page 5ASome of the “ ne points of the contract, still being negotiated between the commission and Waste Pro Its the convenience of having to not deal with your trash,Ž Commissioner Mike Stewart said. And it forces us all to go to recycling.Ž Commission debates lowering the Public Services TaxAfter passing the tax at 10 percent, the board seemed to decide to lower it to 5 percent, but now there are di erent views of what to do Lets start selling stu we dont need, one commissioner suggests in lieu of a tax increase NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSThe Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to consider the following applications for rati“cation of prior approvals and adopt by ordinance. A Public Hearing is scheduled regarding the following before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, September 12, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM, and before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony. 1. Rati“cation and Readoption of Change of Zoning: R86-31 Applicant:Wakulla County Proposal:rezone to semi rural residential Tax ID Number:17-3S-01W-000-04436-001 Existing FLU Map:Rural 1 (FLUE Policy 1.2.3) Original Zoning:RR-5 (Section 5-26, LDC) Adopted Zoning:RR-1 (Section 5-27, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ zone on Panel 0250-B Parcel Size:1.64+/acres Location:1215 Lonnie Raker Road Hearings Required: Planning Commission: Monday. September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011@ 5:00 PMAN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AMENDING THE WAKULLA COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, ORDINANCE NO. 85-4, AS AMENDED; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM RR-1 TO RSU-1 FOR PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN ATTACHED EXHIBIT AŽ TO THE ORDINANCE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF PRIOR APPROVAL.2. Rati“cation and Readoption of Change of Zoning: R86-32 Applicant:Wakulla County Proposal:rezone to semi urban residential Tax ID Number:03-5S-02W-000-02512-000 and 03-5S-02W-000-02511-000 Existing FLU Map:Rural 1 (FLUE Policy 1.2.3) Original Zoning:RR-1 (Section 5-27, LDC) Adopted Zoning:RSU-1 (Section 5-28, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ zone on Panel 0360-B Parcel Size:4.0+/acres Location:159 Nichols Road and 173 Nichols Road Hearings Required: Planning Commission: Monday. September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011@ 5:00 PMAN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AMENDING THE WAKULLA COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, ORDINANCE NO. 85-4, AS AMENDED; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM RR-1 TO RMH-1 FOR PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN ATTACHED EXHIBIT AŽ TO THE ORDINANCE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF PRIOR APPROVAL.3. Rati“cation and Readoption of Change of Zoning:R86-34 Applicant:Wakulla County Proposal:rezone to residential mobile home Tax ID Number:15-3S-01E-091-05187-000 Existing FLU Map:Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4) Original Zoning:RR-1 (Section 5-27, LDC) Adopted Zoning:RMH-1 (Section 5-43, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ zone on Panel 0275-B Parcel Size:1.0+/acres Location:51 Harrell Lane Hearings Required: Planning Commission: Monday. September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011@ 5:00 PMAN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AMENDING THE WAKULLA COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, ORDINANCE NO. 85-4, AS AMENDED; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM RR-1 TO C-2 FOR PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN ATTACHED EXHIBIT AŽ TO THE ORDINANCE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF PRIOR APPROVAL.4. Rati“cation and Readoption of Change of Zoning:R86-36 Applicant:Wakulla County Proposal:rezone to general commercial Tax ID Number:10-3S-01E-000-05165-002 Existing FLU Map:Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4) Original Zoning:RR-1 (Section 5-27, LDC) Adopted Zoning:C-2 (Section 5-38, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ zone on Panel 0275-B Parcel Size:6.0+/acres Location:East of Woodville Highway, south side of Bloxham Cutoff, across from Chevy Trail Hearings Required: Planning Commission: Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 5:00 PMAN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AMENDING THE WAKULLA COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, ORDINANCE NO. 85-4, AS AMENDED; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM AG TO RR-1 FOR PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN ATTACHED EXHIBIT AŽ TO THE ORDINANCE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF PRIOR APPROVAL. 5. Rati“cation and Readoption of Change of Zoning: R88-17 Applicant:Wakulla County Proposal:rezone to semi rural residential Tax ID Number:16-3S-01E-000-05218-004 Existing FLU Map:Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4) Original Zoning:AG (Section 5-25, LDC) Adopted Zoning:RR-1 (Section 5-27, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ zone on Panel 0275-B Parcel Size:1.0+/acres Location:65 Herring Circle Hearings Required: Planning Commission: Monday. September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011@ 5:00 PMCopies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record “les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 3095 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Of“ce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of“ce may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962. AUGUST 25, 2011NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSCopies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record “les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 3095 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Of“ce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of“ce may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962.AUGUST 25, 2011 The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to consider adoption by ordinance the following corrective zoning ordinance. A Public Hearing is scheduled regarding the following before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, September 12, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM, and before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony.AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WAKULLA COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, ORDINANCE NO. 85-4, AS AMENDED; CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT CLASSIFICATION AND OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS FROM C-2TO RSU-1 FOR PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED EXHIBIT AŽ TO THE ORDINANCE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.1. Application for Rezoning: R11-03 Applicant:TFB Holdings, Inc. and Beth Taff as Trustee of the Oleta Lawhon Family TrustAgent:Daron Bridges Proposal:rezone to semi urban residential Tax ID Number:00-00-076-275-10250-01A; 00-00-076-275-10250-02A; 00-00-076-275-10250-03A; 00-00-076-275-10250-04A; 00-00-076-275-10250-05A; 00-00-076-275-10250-06A; 00-00-076-275-10250-07A; 00-00-076-275-10250-08A; 00-00-076-275-10250-09A; 00-00-076-275-10250-10A; 00-00-076-275-10250-11A; 00-00-076-275-10250-12A; 00-00-076-275-10250-13A; 00-00-076-275-10250-14A; 00-00-076-275-10250-15A; 00-00-076-275-10250-16A; 00-00-076-275-10250-17A; 00-00-076-275-10250-18A; 00-00-076-275-10250-19A; 00-00-076-275-10250-20A; Existing FLU Map:Urban 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.6) Existing Zoning:C-2 (Section 5-38, LDC) Proposed Zoning:RSU-1 (Section 5-28, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ zone on Panel 0250-B Parcel Size:9.76+/acres Location:Commodore Place Hearings Required:Planning Commission: Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 5:00 PM 2. Application for Conditional Use: CU11-05 Applicant:James Beaumont Agent:Louis Callaghan Proposal:construct single family driveway with wetland buffer Tax ID Number:20-3s-01e-154-05398-B03 Existing FLU Map:Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4) Existing Zoning:RR -1 (Section 5-27, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:AŽ and CŽ zones on Panel 0275-B Parcel Size:1.0+/acres Location:River Plantation Road Hearings Required:Planning Commission: Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 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 1AGray said he has turned in all his doctors notes for sick leave and it currently goes through Sept. 8. Originally, it was until Oct. 1. Barden said his sick leave was never approved, but regardless of that, Gray did not return phone calls or emails and did not show up at scheduled meetings and he was terminated because of the issues listed in the letter. Notice of termination Of“ ce of Management and Budget Coordinator Debbie DuBose said she mailed a certified letter to Gray and also sent an email regarding his termination. The termination was effective Aug. 16, DuBose said. She said she has not received a response from Gray stating he received the letter. Gray said a friend has been checking his work email for him while he is on sick leave and noti“ ed him of the email regarding his termination. He later said that he has not received anything about his termination and the last email from the county was to notify him of the Aug. 11 meeting. I received nothing,Ž Gray said. In the letter, Barden states that he has been trying to reach Gray to discuss several issues for the last nine months. He goes on to say that a last attempt was made on Aug. 11 when a meeting was scheduled, but Gray did not attend. Subsequently, you were sent a letter asking for a written response to the July 21 memo due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Again there has been no response from you,Ž Barden said in the letter. Gray said, How do you continue to bother someone whos on sick leave?Ž Issues raised about Grays work hours In the letter, Barden said the lack of accessibility by Gray has been expressed by Barden, staff, commissioners and the public and that Gray does not maintain of“ ce hours. Barden said when he has visited the parks and recreation of“ ce in the last six months, there was only support staff in the of“ ce. Gray said he or his staff is available throughout the day and also available after 5 p.m. most nights and on Saturdays because that is when different practices and programs are held. The second issue was the contract between Gray and the sheriff for mowing. Barden stated in the letter that he has requested that the contract be formalized including an updated list of mow sites. The current contract was drafted by Gray and Sheriff David Harvey, according to Barden. Gray said the County Commission approved the contract and minor modi“ cations have been made since then. He added that Barden tried to add more sites to the mowing list which caused problems. His outside employment Barden also listed an issue with Grays outside employment. According to the letter, Barden was told of the outside employment by former County Administrator Ben Pingree in November 2010 before he resigned. Since then, Barden has requested that Gray provide documentation of how he was providing 40 hours to the county. Gray submitted outside employment request forms for Gray Services I Inc., Ray and Jody Gray, Wakulla County School Board, Amazing Tropical Interiors and Title Loan Services Inc. Gray said he has told each administrator of his outside employment and “ lled out the necessary forms each year. He said he was told all those forms, except for his position as school district board member, were gone and could not be found. He added that his outside employment does not con” ict with his job as parks and recreation director. Barden pointed out that Gray sent an email during work hours from a county computer to a woman on behalf of Mobile Home Insulation, Inc. He added that Gray was violating the countys policy on the use of county equipment for personal business and an outside employment disclosure form had not been filled out for this company. Gray said he is unsure what he will do regarding this situation, but has said previously he didnt want to have to take legal action. Under the countys policies and procedures, Gray can appeal his dismissal. This is just another challenge,Ž Gray said. Well overcome this too.ŽRay Gray is “ redNews Service of FloridaThe Gulf Coast Claims Facility celebrated its “ rst anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 23, by announcing it has handled nearly 1 million claims and paid out $5.06 billion in the process. The agency, headed by Ken Feinberg, was set up last year to distribute $20 billion of BP money to individuals and businesses affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The GCCF has largely succeeded in its primary objective … to compensate those individuals and businesses who can demonstrate “ nancial harm due to the Oil Spill,Ž the report states. The compensation program has not been perfect; but several midcourse corrections have been made in an effort to deal with the constructive criticism offered by victims of the spill, public of“ cials, and others.Ž So far, the agency has paid 359,441 claims to 204,434 claimants. The GCCF has dealt with 97 percent of claims and is now dealing mostly with requests received in the past 90 days, the report says.Interim County Administrator Tim Barden says he has been trying to reach Gray to discuss issues for the last nine months, most recently setting an Aug. 11 meeting that Gray did not attend. In response, Gray asked, How do you continue to bother someone whos on sick leave?  is is just another challenge, Gray says of his termination. Well overcome this too.BP Claims Facility says it has largely succeeded Please Recycle NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE #11-4 AMENDING CHAPTER 66 OF THE CODE OF CITY OF ST. MARKS, FLORIDA, ARTICLE II, “OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEES”; AND AMENDING THE SECTION IMPLEMENTING AND ESTABLISHING THE LICENSE FEES, CHAPTER 66-38; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE #11-5 REPEALING SECTION 46-2 OF THE CODE OF CITY OF ST. MARKS, FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE #11-6 REPEALING SECTION 46-3 OF THE CODE OF CITY OF ST. MARKS, FLORIDA; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SECOND READING AN ORDINANCE #11-7 OF THE CITY OF ST. MARKS CREATING A ZONING DISTRICT, COMMERCIAL TRAVEL TRAILER PARK DISTRICT (CTTP); PROVIDING A PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR PRINCIPAL USES; PROVIDING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; IMPOSING ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING LENGTH OF CONTINUED STAY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.The City of St. Marks located at 788 Port Leon Drive, 9 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 925-6224. Interested parties may inspect ordinance at 788 Port Leon Drive and be heard at the meeting. Persons needing special access considerations should call the City Ofce at least 24 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Ofce may be contacted at (850) 925-6224NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSecond Reading Date:September 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm Location:788 Port Leon Drive, St. Marks FL 32355AUGUST 25, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners proposes to consider adoption by ordinance the following corrective zoning ordinance. A Public Hearing is scheduled regarding the following before the Wakulla County Planning Commission on Monday, September 12, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM, and before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM, unless otherwise noted below or as time permits. All public hearings are held at the County Commission Chambers located west of the County Courthouse at 29 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WAKULLA COUNTY AMENDING WAKULLA COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE NUMBER 95-26 TO CORRECT SCRIVENER’S ERROR; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF, IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE Change of Zoning:R95-17 Applicant:Wakulla County Proposal:rezone to agricultural Tax ID Number:Part of 00-00-049-000-09878-005 Existing FLU Map:Rural 2 (FLUE Policy 1.2.4) Original Zoning:RR-5 (Section 5-26, LDC) Adopted Zoning:AG (Section 5-25, LDC) FEMA Flood Info:CŽ and AŽ zones on Panel 0250-B Parcel Size:5.0+/acres Location:South of Coastal Highway, east of Spring Creek Highway Hearings Required: Planning Commission: Monday. September 12, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Board of County Commissioners: Monday, October 3, 2011@ 5:00 PMCopies of applications, draft ordinances, and any related public record “les may be viewed at the County Planning Department located at 3095 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 8 AM to 4:30 PM M/F; Phone (850) 926-3695. Any person desiring to appeal a decision of a County Board must ensure a verbatim transcript or copy is made of the testimony and exhibits presented at said hearings. Persons needing special access considerations should call the Board Of“ce at least 48 hours before the date for scheduling purposes. The Board Of“ce may be contacted at (850) 926-0919 or TDD 926-7962.AUGUST 25, 2011


Page 4A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comreaders speak outComment & 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 Most popular stories online:• Ray Gray is fired by county • Photos of the first day of school • Former Wakulla basketball coach arrested • Maurice Langston announces run for sheriff • Questions raised at TDC • Henry ‘Hank’ Creech obituary • Sheriff’s Report for Aug. 18 thewakullanews.comEditor, The News: The St. Marks Stone Crab Festival Committee is making plans for the Oct. 22 festival in the great little City of St. Marks. Many vendors have already returned their applications to Mickey Cantner, vendor coordinator. She is delighted to say many of the artists and craftsmen from last year are returning for another fun day. Many new talented arts will also join the festival this year. And of course some wonderful stone crabs will be the main affair, and along with them will be great seafood, alligator, shark, hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue. The children will have lots of fun activities again. Clowns, pony rides, bull riding, face painting and tattoos will be offered. COAST Charter School will have lots of inexpensive games for the little ones to play. Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory will give children and adults a chance to touch live salt water animals. Come early, bring the whole family and enjoy listening to great music and eat some delicious food. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar, Saturday, Oct. 22. Proceeds are to bene“ t the St. Marks Waterfronts Partnership and the St. Marks Fire Department and other local non-pro“ t groups. Vendors should call Mickey Cantner at (850) 567-0157. Sept. 1 is the deadline to be included in The Wakulla News special Stone Crab section and Oct. 1 is the last day for vendor applications to be accepted. To sponsor this “ ne event call Charlene Bishop at (850) 933-1718. Or e-mail to info@stmarksstonecrabfest.com. For general information be sure to visit our new website at www.stmarksstonecrabfest.com. Mickey Cantner St. MarksREADERS WRITE:Editor, The News: How to sway public opinion from supporting the increase in the Wakulla County Tourist (bed) tax? First, claim that it is a tax increase imposed on Wakulla citizens. When that is shown to be untrue, then try saying it is a tax against our hotels. Well, wrong again. Now the new spin is no taxation without representationŽ and tourists dont bene“ t from this tax.Ž The taxes that tourists pay in Florida on car rentals support the work of VISIT FLORIDA. The taxes that tourists pay in Florida on overnight lodging support the work of county tourist development councils. But, who bene“ ts? First of all, the tourists. They bene“ t from having better information in brochures. From having maps and itineraries on interactive websites to plan their stops. From booklets with background information on the cultural attractions, and history of the locations they visit. From tips they receive from social media posts. From articles in magazines and newspapers which help them decide where to go on their next vacation. From advice they receive from informed and helpful workers at restaurants, visitor centers, hotels, and attractions. From fantastic experiences and memories they receive from going out with professional guides and out“ tters. And from the great scenic beauty they experience and photograph. Who else bene“ ts? All of those front-line workers at gas stations, hotels, shops, cultural attractions, and restaurants. Small business owners who see their profits increase because more tourists are visiting the area. And printers, graphic designers, and others who help design and publish marketing materials. Oh, but wait. What about the claim that all of the money is going to the director of the TDC?Ž That cant be true if all of these other bene“ ts are real. The Wakulla TDC Board of Directors decided to hire an experienced professional to develop and deliver these products. They interviewed a number of applicants and unanimously selected Pam Portwood. She has greatly accelerated the work of the TDC, creating interactive websites, using social media, printing maps, rack cards, and brochures, writing articles, hosting media visits, showcasing and promoting Wakulla attractions and businesses, writing grants which help fund Wakulla festivals, publish tourism booklets, and training manuals for Ambassador programs, working with Wakulla communities so that they can better promote themselves, developing niche markets and tailored itineraries... and on and on. That is what Ms. Portwood gets paid to do. The bottom line is that the Wakulla TDC is working for Wakulla County, Pam Portwood has proven to be an extremely cost effective administrator, and tourists, as well as local businesses and attractions in Wakulla are benefitting from the tourist (bed) tax. Diane Delaney didelaney@msn.com Editor, The News: If only the taxes paid were spent ef“ ciently, the board wouldnt have to raise taxes and fees. If only the Board of County Commissioners had not blown off the warning signs and information brought to them over the last decade and made the needed cuts to their spending, the county would not be in the terrible “ nancial situation it is now in. I could go on listing the IF ONLYSŽ but that would not solve the problem. After reading the letter titled Taxes are an investment in communityŽ (written by the Wakulla Democratic Executive Committee Chair), I decided that letter needs clari“ cation. Paying taxes only amounts to investment in community if those taxes are budgeted with the same care citizens budget the part of their own money they get to keep. Local governance is not and should not be treated as Republican or Democrat issues. Local governance affects everyone and we should all get involved. Oh, by the way, I am a registered Democrat and I care a great deal about how my taxes are spent. We all understand that government needs to generate money in order to provide services such as “ re protection, law enforcement and other essential services. Reasonable adults understand that government could not provide these services unless it has money and that money comes from taxes, fees and assessments. We can take that as a given. Hard working responsible adults do not like to see their hard earned money wasted by government or any other entity. Too many adults in this present economy are “ nding it more and more dif“ cult to earn enough money to support their needs. So why in the world would anyone enjoy paying taxes when they see their hard earned money being taxed and then see those tax dollars being spent inef“ ciently. That does not make me happy about paying taxes; it makes me angry watching my hard earned money being wasted. Before anyone begins lecturing the citizens about how increased taxes and fees are needed and that we should all be happy to pay them, let them “ rst examine the track record of the last decade of waste and over-spending by our county commission. Year after year they passed bloated budgets and acted irresponsibly by not cutting their spending in a timely manner as revenues fell. The board created the present budget crisis and now they expect the citizens to bail them out by sitting quietly and paying increased and new taxes and fees in the hundreds of dollars a year. Does that make you happy? If not then dont sit so quietly. J.D. Brock Live Oak IslandApply now for Stone Crab Festival vendor Local businesses bene“ t from bed tax Board looking for bail out with new taxesEditor, The News: For the last two years, seniors have not received their cost of living increase, thanks to Mr. Obama. Yet he bails out banks and auto manufacturers. The cost of everything has gone up and up, while he plays golf and goes on vacation. Now our local government, Commissioners, have put a tax on our utility bills, something that is hard enough to pay without more increases. There is a proposed increase in the bed tax and now a proposed one-cent tax for Highway 319. You are taxing us to death, or out of our homes. Then there is the new waste management bill. It will be $44 a year less than I am paying now, except it is all due at one time, not spread out over 12 months. On top of that, the Fire MSBU also is due at the same time and must be paid in full, making this a large lump sum due out of our monthly “ xed income. Are seniors supposed to have heat strokes in the summer and pneumonia in the winter in order to cut their usages in order to pay these increases? To do this, they will have to give up something else or go without. If you care so much about the county budget why did you repeal the impact fees that helped pay some of the countys cost and take that burden off the current residents? Because two of you are developers? Why dont you cut your salaries instead of laying off employees? And Mr. Moore, where are the jobs you promised? I just made a 25 mile one way trip to Publix to shop. Where is the new Publix you promised? Well, we got Moore lies, Moore hot air, and Moore bologna. I sure didnt vote for you, but Im stuck with you for two more years. How many Seniors will be homeless by then? Kathryn Wilson CrawfordvilleCounty is taxing residents to deathEditor, The News: I would like to give a big thank you to the angels that God sent at that time, when the young man was hit on the bike on Sopchoppy Highway on Friday, Aug. 19. I want everyone to know God is still working miracles, that means an extraordinary event taken as a sign of divine intervention of Gods work in human affairs. This young man is not a nobody, but a somebody to God.Gracie Rosier WilliamsSopchoppy Editors note: The letter writer is the aunt of Girardeau Franz Murray of Sopchoppy, the bicycle rider who was struck by a car. See the news story on Page 12A.God is still working miracles Find us on Nurse Judy is frustrated she doesnt know Billy DeanEveryone has been talking about Billy Dean after his performance at the Monticello Opera House. I missed it because of other commitments and am feeling really bad about it. I tell this to Nurse Judy (that irascible alter ego of mine). She, of course, responds in her usual irascible manner. Im mad at Billy Dean,Ž she says. Im completely taken aback. How can you possibly be mad at someone youve never even met?Ž I ask. Thats the problem,Ž she says.  Ive never met him.Ž Thats no reason to be mad at him,Ž I say. He cant help it if weve missed his performances. He cant help it that we havent met him.Ž Its all his fault,Ž she retorts, and I can tell she is really getting worked up now. Tired of her prima donna attitude, I am eager to set her straight. Since arguing is not always the best way to get through to Nurse Judy, I decide to let her see the folly of her thinking by pretending to take her seriously. Oh,Ž I say sweetly, will you explain to me how its his fault?Ž She eyes me suspiciously, but decides to carry on. He should have contacted me when he was in Havana. It would have been the polite and professional thing to do.Ž Taken aback again, I quickly forget the sweetness tack. What in the world are you talking about?Ž I shout. You have no connection to him. HE DOESNT KNOW YOU!Ž She isnt even ” ustered by my outburst. Of course, we have a connection,Ž she says. He is the cousin of Ann from Shear Attitudes. His mother and her mother were sisters. We get our hair done at Shear Attitudes. Theres the connection.Ž She looks at me smugly. At “ rst I am at a loss for words. This is not new information to me but I never viewed it in this manner. I “ nally blurt out. Does this mean that he should have contacted all the ladies that get their hair done at Shear Attitudes?Ž Now she looks at me pityingly. Of course not,Ž she says. I said it would be the polite and professional thing to do. When a “ ne act such as Billy Deans goes into someone elses territory, the professional thing to do is contact the other celebrities there and give a howdy. Billy Dean didnt do this.Ž I am astounded. You think youre a celebrity?Ž I ask. You think theres a protocol in Nashville that says if you ever perform in Havana, Fla., you need to contact Nurse Judy? You are crazy, girl. You are a nobody. You are living in a dream world.Ž Shes unperturbed. You just dont understand show business,Ž she says. I know that nothing shes said makes sense. Still, when Billy Dean comes back to our area, Im sticking close to Nurse Judys coat-tails. After all, Id like to meet him too. In the meantime, I have to content myself with listening to his CDs, purchased from Shear Attitudes. Ann just might mention that Im a fan. It wouldnt hurt to have my own connection. More later,Judy Conlin is a nurse who works in Wakulla and Gadsden counties. Her website is at www.nursejudyinfo.com. Judy ConlinNurse Judy’s Nook FROM THE HEART MUSIC HOUR/Photo by Fristoe Vance Photography


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Continued from Page 1A Flournoy chose Higgins as her successor and the COAST governing board agreed that Higgins was the perfect choice. I just think shes going to be awesome,Ž Flournoy says. Flournoy first got to know Higgins when she taught at COAST from 2007 to 2009 as a Title 1 remediation teacher for first through sixth grade. I saw the potential in her then,Ž Flournoy says. Higgins married Wakulla native Kyle Higgins during this time and the two moved to Georgia. Her husband was in the military, stationed at Fort Stewart. While in Savannah, she did some substitute teaching. Once her husband finished his time in the military, the two decided to move back to Wakulla County. This is home for both of us,Ž Alyssa Higgins says. It fell into place Flournoy said Higgins called her around Christmas time looking for a job at COAST. Once Higgins returned, she started coteaching fourth and “ fth grade and taught seventh grade social studies. She then became assistant principal. This time, it all kind of fell into place,Ž Higgins says. Higgins says being principal has its positives and negatives. She really likes the classroom environment, but feels that she has more opportunities to make a difference and make changes that affect the students for the better. Im excited about going in that direction,Ž Higgins says. Choosing to teach and be a part of COAST was easy, Higgins says. She loves the small environment and family-like atmosphere. I really like how well you get to know the children,Ž Higgins says. You really feel like you are in” uencing them because you see the progress.Ž Higgins says all the faculty and staff have been great and positive and she hopes to continue to improve the school. She would like to see the school develop even further with art and music, do more in the community and offer more extracurricular activities. She says she would also like to see it expand to be able to accept more students. Currently, the school has 141 students and can accommodate for about 160. However, she says if the school got too big, it would lose its appeal. The school is very hands-on and offers a great alternative to students who are looking for something different, she says. COAST focuses on the arts, science and technology and is a free, public, parent choice school. She hopes to be able to continue where Flournoy left off. Id like to be here for at least 10 years like Susan,Ž Higgins says. This way she is able to make changes and see their effect, she adds. Her background Higgins obtained her bachelors degree in political science from Brigham Young University and received her masters degree from Florida State University. She worked as a communications assistant for the Florida legislature for three years. She was also an assistant to the dean of communications and humanities for a year in charge of the budget, enrollment and hiring. She also did accounting at various state agencies. This experience is proving to be bene“ cial for the administrative side of her job as principal, she says. Following these careers, she decided to pursue teaching. I always wanted to be a teacher,Ž Higgins says. And that was how she wound up at COAST the “ rst time. School started on Aug. 18 and Higgins says it has been smooth so far. And if Higgins has any questions throughout the year, Flournoy is a phone call away. She will serve as an administrative consultant for this school year. These people are going to be saying Susan who?,Ž Flournoy said. Im looking forward to her having a great year.Ž For more information about COAST, visit www. wakulla.” .schoolwebpages. com/COAST. Continued from Page 2A And people can blame the governor,Ž Stewart said. Sheriff David Harvey said he didnt see where else he could cut, without jeopardizing public safety. Clerk of Courts Brent Thurmond said those cuts would mean furloughs for staff or layoffs. Other constitutional of“ cers said they would cut all they could, but it would be a struggle. Merritt said he would rather take the heat for the 7 percent tax now and get money coming in, then the commission could look at lowering it if it seemed revenues were coming in higher than projected. He added that the estimate for what 7 percent will bring it is around $125,000 less than what 10 percent with the 500 kilowatt exemption would generate for the county. Its not like theres a bunch of fat we can cut,Ž Merritt said. Were cutting muscle.Ž Stewart suggested cutting the countys tuition reimbursement plan for employees, judges travel and part-time position, money for the Apalachee Regional Planning Council and Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency and not “ lling the planning director position and a parks and recreation position. Stewart also wanted the county to look at getting out of the lease for the sheriffs of“ ce on Oak Street, because its overpriced, and work on locating them elsewhere, possibly in the community center until they can come up with a more permanent solution. These suggestions would save the county around $163,000. Brock suggested looking into constructing a new building for the sheriff to use for the long term, that way they arent spending money on a lease. He added that if the sheriffs of“ ce is moved to the community center, it will most likely never be moved. I want the community center to be a community center,Ž Brock said. Artz was not too keen on delaying the hiring of a planning director for a year. She said with the Crawfordville Town Plan being a priority for the county, it needs someone in that leadership role. At the workshop, the sheriff said he expects that the county will receive more jail bed revenue than expected this year, which would go into the fund balance. Many people suggested the county lower the amount it plans to put into reserves for the upcoming year, because more revenue is anticipated for this year, which would mean the county wouldnt need to lower its budget. It seems like were trying to get out of the hole in 1 year,Ž said Property Appraiser Donnie Sparkman. Interim County Administrator Tim Barden said he didnt think the county should spend that money, because that would be poor “ nancial planning. The auditor suggests the county have $3 million in reserves and the county is only budgeting for $480,000. Thats the building block,Ž Barden said. Brock agreed and said the county could see an increase in jail bed revenue for this year, but something could always happen. You dont count your chickens before they hatch,Ž Brock said. The commission agreed it needed to increase its reserves. The PST will go into effect on Jan. 1. The commission will meet for a special meeting to vote on reducing the tax to 7 percent on Aug. 31 at 5 p.m.Wakulla County volunteers complete community-investment process, set to distribute funds to agencies serving WakullaSpecial to The NewsWakulla County volunteers completed the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) Wakulla community-investment process recently, and the funds will soon be distributed to 24 human-service agencies that provide services in Wakulla County. A group of knowledgeable Wakulla volunteers spent many hours at the TCC Wakulla Center in Crawfordville to ensure the $118,336.83 was allocated in a fair and unbiased manner so that these select agencies can provide services for local people in need throughout the year. The Wakulla County Agencies are:2-1-1 Big Bend (211), 24-hour crisis, suicide and HIV/AIDS hotline, $570 Ability 1st (575-9621), Assistance to persons with disabilities, $900 The Alzheimers Project (3862778), Full range of resource services including counseling, referral and support groups, $1,500 Americas Second Harvest of the Big Bend (562-3033), Provides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies, $1,000 American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter (878-6080), Disaster, health, safety, emergency, volunteer, youth, military services, $1,250.89 Big Bend Cares (656-2437), Provides education and comprehensive support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, $600 Big Bend Hospice (878-5310), Patient/family hospice care and bereavement, $5,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend (386-6002), Provides mentors for children from single parent families, $3,500 Boy Scouts of America, Suwannee River Area Council (576-4146), Youth leadership development and prevention programs, $575 Capital Area Community Action Agency (222-2043), Primary advocacy and support agency to help low-income residents with crisis needs, and the skills and resources for “ nancial independence, $100 Capital City Youth Services (576-6000), Provides counseling, shelter and support services to children, youth and their families residing in Leon and the surrounding seven counties, $1,000 Capital Region YMCA (8776151), Leadership building for local youth, $100 Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend (385-0551), Provides early learning and school readiness programs for children, $5,051.90 Elder Care Services (921-5554, Comprehensive programs for senior citizens in need, $306.75 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (383-1144), Serves middle and high school students and aims to teach honesty, respect for authority, racial harmony, sel” essness, sexual responsibility, and substance abuse prevention, $250 Florida Disabled Outdoor Association (201-2944), Enriches lives of people with disabilities through inclusive recreational activities, $500 Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend (386-2131), Camps, inner city program and other programs to encourage healthy lifestyles, $750 Legal Services of North Florida (385-5007), Legal assistance and counsel for low-income persons, $593 Neighborhood Health Services (224-2469), Indigent healthcare and education services to low-income and homeless individuals, $1,000 Of“ ce of the Public Guardian (487-4609), Provides guardianship services to vulnerable or incapacitated adults who have no resources to obtain a guardian to safeguard their civil rights, $500 Refuge House (681-2111), Assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including safe shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline, $6,500 Special Olympics … Wakulla County (543-1873), Olympic-style sports training, athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, $2,000 Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center (926-7145), Comprehensive program for senior citizens in need, $83,555.29 We Care Network (942-5215), Provides timely access to specialty medical care for low-income people, $1,000.Alyssa Higgins is new principal at COASTUnited Way to fund Wakulla agenciesCommission debates lowering Public Services Tax Spac e st ill ava ilable f or a mont hly r ate o f$150sf.NOW OPEN Gifts, Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles, Arts and Crafts. 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Raymond M. GundyRaymond Michael Gundy, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 14, in Warren, Ohio, following complications from a stroke. A lifelong resident of Warren, he also enjoyed winter residency in Crawfordville. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier known as the Blue Ghost, CV-16. He also held the Bantam Weight Championship title while on board the Lexington. He was a landscape designer serving the City of Warren for 28 years, retiring as superintendent of Parks, Buildings and Grounds. A Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Marys Church in Warren. Survivors include his daughter, Sandy Jo (Sal) Bona and his three grandchildren, John Michael, Michael Raymond and Christina Marie of North Royalton, Ohio; and his daughter, Mia Gundy who resides at home; and special caregivers to Raymond, Annette and Sharon March of Warren. Esther L. WoodwardEsther Lucille Woodward, 82, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, in Tallahassee. She was born in Newport and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a very active church member of the First Baptist Church of Woodville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Family received friends Monday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodville. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodville. Burial followed at Woodward Family Cemetery. In lieu of ” owers, donations may be made to Childrens Lighthouse, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309 and Florida Baptist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802. Survivors include two sons, Eddy (Nannie) Woodward of Woodville and Scott (Vickie) Woodward of Tallahassee; one daughter, Vonnie Morgan of Woodville; grandchildren, Justin and Linda Lee Morgan of Davie, Mitchell and Susan Morgan of Monticello, Ashley and Monty Leggett of Wakulla, Clayton and Cody Woodward of Woodville and Madison and Lawson Woodward; a brother, Joe Ladd of Wakulla; a special cousin, Mary Frances Boyette of Fort Myers; and a dear friend, Gladys Strickland of Woodville. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Fleetwood Woodward; and her parents, Fred and Willie Ladd. Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is in charge of arrangements (850-926-3333 or bevisfh.com) Page 6A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com Crawfordville Area Wakulla Worship Centers Sopchoppy Medart Area religious views and eventsChurchObituaries Church briefsCoastal AreasWakulla Station 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. 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 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 Sopchoppy United Methodist ChurchSunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.Pastor Kevin Hall850-962-2511 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 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, RectorSundayRaymond M. Gundy Esther L. Woodward Sopchoppy UMC to hold Alternative service Sopchoppy United Methodist Church is pleased to announce a new AlternativeŽ service to begin Sunday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. The Alternative service is for anyone who is seeking relief from the oppressive hurt of the world and lifes worries. We will equip those who desire to be free from this oppression through the fellowship and teaching of Biblical Principles, following the life example of Jesus Christ. This AlternativeŽ service begins at 6 p.m. Dress is very casual, Come just as you are.Ž The service is multi-faceted and dynamic where we can feel His presence and hear His voice for direction, healing, restoration of mind and body. We invite you to Come and See for yourselfŽ what God can do for you. Contact us at 962-2511 for details. Sopchoppy United Methodist Church is located at 10 Faith Ave. in Sopchoppy. We the Youth Department of Miracle Deliverance Center #2, located at 122 Roberts-Williams Road Crawfordville, would like to cordially invite the youth of the county to our Annual Youth Convention. Our theme this year is Please Be Patient with Me, God is not Through with Me Yet: Part II,Ž Job 23:10. Our convention will begin Thursday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 11, with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night and at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. On Saturday, Sept. 10, we will host a HalleLuauŽ Youth Luau at the Sopchoppy Historical Gym, located at 159 Yellow Jacket Lane in Sopchoppy, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., for any youth that wish to attend. Tickets are on sale for $8 per person. For more information please contact Sister Princella Moore at (850) 566-3566 or Minister Phyllis Harvey at (850) 926-7957. We welcome you to come out and fellowship with us. Thanking you in advance and May God Bless you. During these hard economic times that our community is facing, Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse is determined to be a lightŽ shinning brightly within our county. Their commitment to helping the community and giving back to those who care for the needs of others, has led to the opening of a community thrift store. The thrift store is currently under renovation, but is receiving donations now. Any good, usable, unwanted household items, clothing, furniture or appliances are greatly welcomed. All donations are tax-exempt and will be used to further this community outreach project. Donations can be made at the Thrift Store, which is located at 3299 Crawfordville Hwy., approximately 1.5 miles south of the courthouse on the left. Promise Land will be posting their hours of operation as soon as renovations are complete. We believe the way to reach the heart of God is to reach out to our community,Ž said Pastor Glenn Hamel. This thrift store will serve as a means of ministry to provide quality new, used and handmade merchandise at affordable prices.Ž Promise Land has served our community since 1991 via many outreach ministries that are still continuing to date. These ministries include the alternative substance abuse treatment program for men, temporary shelter assistance for men, community food bank, discipleship programs, traditional church and worship services, and now, a community thrift store. To “ nd out more about Promise Land Ministries Lighthouse, and the services they provide please visit them at www. promiselandministries.org or call (850) 926-3281. Pioneer Baptist Church will host a Southern Gospel Concert and Sing Bene“ t on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The concert is a benefit to assist Bonnie Rae Lindsey, a Wakulla County resident. She has ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrigs Disease. She was diagnosed last December; her health has diminished and is now totally bedridden. She will be moved very soon to the Hospice House in Tallahassee. Bonnie has a 15-year-old daughter, Emily, who is a sophomore at Wakulla High School. Those who will be singing and playing are The Money Family, Say on, Workers for Jesus and The Pickers. You will be blessed by their music. Hot dogs, potato chips, beverages and desserts will be available for a donation. A love offering will be received during the concert. The proceeds from the donations and love offering will be given to the Friends of Bonnie Lindsey foundation. The foundation is providing costs for “ nal expenses, other household expenses and to start a college fund for Emily. Come have a great time in worship and help Bonnie at the same time. Pioneer Baptist Church is located at 486 Beechwood Drive, just north of the Spring Creek Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Road intersection. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Dennis Hall at (850) 878-5224.Annual Youth Conference to be hosted at Miracle DeliveranceBene“ t for Bonnie Rae Lindsey set at Pioneer BaptistGet ready for a revival will be held at Charlotte Faith and Deliverance Temple Sept. 9 through Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. each day. Prophet Michael Turner of Connecticut will bring miracles and blessings to the community. The temple is located at 150 Brown Donaldson Road. Call Pastor Alice Williams at 926-7322 for more information or call 926-2435. Womens conference to be held On Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 26, the church will hold its annual womens conference. The speaker will be prophet White. Everyone is welcome to these services. Promise Land Ministries to open thrift store Revival set at Charlotte Faith and Deliverance Bonnie Rae Lindsey with daughter Emily


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Bankruptcy | Divorce | Custody | Wills | ProbateThank you, Wakulla for a successful six years in business!Ž GEO-ENERGY Since 1985 CERTIFIED DEALER FOR:MacCLEAN¨WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS 9268116 Sisters walk to “ nd a cure for diabetesSpecial to The NewsThe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held its third annual Walk to Cure Type One Diabetes on April 16 at 9 a.m. at Tallahassee Community College. The walk was hosted by JDRF and locally organized by Angie Dunlap, who has two daughters with Type One diabetes. The JDRF Walk to cure Type One diabetes is a 3mile walk to raise awareness and funding for research to “ nd a cure for Type One Diabetes and its complications. Each year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with Type One Diabetes and have to depend on wearing an insulin pump or receiving shots up to four times a day. Blood sugars are checked hourly and insulin administered each time the person eats or drinks. JDRF is dedicated to “ nding a cure and hopes that you will join them next year. Our daughter, Sydney Andrews was diagnosed with Type One on May 31, 2006. She was just 19 months old. Frequent urination prompted a doctors visit and then a referral to urgent care when doctors couldnt explain her rash or urination. Her blood sugar reading was 369 and she was then admitted to pediatrics for four days. Thankfully, her pancreas was still halfway functioning. She will be 7 years old in October and is full of life. She has tested her blood sugar since she was 3 years old, and now is able to give herself insulin via her pump. She is on an insulin pump 24 hours a day with the exception of baths and swim time. She has attended Camp Jada (camp for children with diabetes and their siblings or friends) in Jacksonville with her sister and plans to return next year. Her big sister, Grace, helps while in the car and a blood check is needed if shes sleeping or not feeling well. Her Aunt Samantha, was diagnosed as well, at the age of 10. Samantha is now 31 and is on the insulin pump. Sydney was also diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2008 which means she has an intolerance to gluten (anything from wheat, barley and rye and oats). Celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes are commonly linked. Sydney would like to thank all her family, friends and teachers for continually showing their love and support and for being at the walk. Sidney Andrews Sydney and Grace Andrews, along with friends and family, participate in the Walk to Cure Type One Diabetes held at TCC in April. Bene“ t on Aug. 27 to help PedieSpecial to The NewsA bene“ t is scheduled for August 27 in Hudson Park from noon to 4 p.m. for Pierre PedieŽ Bar“ eld, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Barfield, a 2011 of Wakulla High School graduate, was diagnosed with a Stage IV glioblastoma brain tumor, which was removed on July 20. He will begin radiation treatments, then chemotherapy, at Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville August 29. He and his mother, Angela Bar“ eld, will be traveling back and forth to Shands for six weeks. The bene“ t will raise money for the medical costs, as well as travel money for the trips to Gainesville. An account will be set up at Ameris Bank for anyone who would like to make donations. Family and friends invite everyone to come to Hudson Park to visit Pedie and bring as many pennies as you can. He is the son of Pierre Sr. and Angela Bar“ eld of Crawfordville. His grandparents are Weldon and Bonnie Hawkins, also of Crawfordville.League of Women Voters meeting Aug. 25The League of Women Voters of Wakulla will host a program on the importance of voting rights and fair voting laws Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library. The free evening program will begin with refreshments and will include introductory remarks from Ben Wilcox, from the League of Women Voters of Florida, followed by a screening of the “ lm RecountŽ at 7 p.m., the 2008 HBO “ lms production about the 2000 presidential election and the vote recounts in Florida. Wilcox will take questions after the “ lm. League of Women Voters of Wakulla president Jenny Brock said, The program is part of the Leagues voter education project and will be a springboard for discussion of local voting issues. Were very excited to be able to offer this program in our local community with Ben Wilcox as a guest.Ž A longtime League member, Wilcox has served as the leagues governmental consultant since 2009. From 1999 to 2009, Wilcox was executive director of Common Cause Florida. He has represented the League of Women Voters of Florida before the Florida legislature during the 2010 and 2011 legislative sessions. Happy “ rst birthday, GavinGavin Germaine Randolph celebrated his “ rst birthday on Aug. 24. His parents are Lenard Jarell Randolph and Tiffany Pleas, both of Crawfordville. His maternal grandparents are Jewel BoothAmilcar, of Sopchoppy, and Freddie Please of Lloyd. His paternal grandparents are Fairystine Randolph, of Crawfordville and the late Larry J. Randolph Jr. Gavin Randolph The family reunion of Minnie TexŽ and Jonas Porter will be held Sunday August 28, at noon at the Shrine Club in Medart. A covered dish or desert is requested. A gospel sing will follow so bring your favorite songs and join in. For more information contact Roland Revell at 962-3191. Porter reunion this Sunday We would like to THANKALL our Customers for Making our First Year Pleasant and Successful!!! We would also like to Thank 2M Networking, No Shoe Firearms and El Jalisco for your support and for being such great neighbors. facebookVisit us on OPEN 5 A.M. 4 P.M. MONDAY FRIDAY 6.A.M. -2 P.M. 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Page 8A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comeducation news from local schoolsSchool Pierre,a 2011 Wakulla High Schoolgraduate, was diagnosed with a Stage IV glioblastoma brain tumor, which was removed on July 20. He will begin radiation treatments, then chemotherapy, at Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville August 29. He and his mother, Angela Bar“eld, will be traveling back and forth to Shands for six weeks. Pennies for Pediebene“t August 27 for Pierre PedieŽ Bar“eld Hudson Park from Noon to 4P.M.Anyone who would like to make a donation send to Pierre Bar“eld, c/o Ameris Bank at 2628 Crawfordville Hwy.Family and friends invite everyone to come to Hudson Park to visit Pedie and bring as many pennies as you can. 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Wakulla High School teachers Shari Evans, Krista Millender, and Melinda House taught eighth graders going into ninth grade for two-week sessions this summer. Students earned a half credit in Reading that counts towards graduation. I am starting high school with a 4.0 grade point average,Ž noted one student who earned an A.Ž Students were introduced to their ninth grade textbooks while using effective reading strategies. The textbook walk helped me by knowing what Im expecting to see for the work well do. Now Im familiar with what subjects Im going to get,Ž penned a student. Students wrote exit essays on what they learned and what could be improved for next summer. Many strategies for high school success were covered. Wrote one student, This class helped refresh my mind about Cornell Notes, authors purpose, questioning what I read, and helping me “ nish my required summer reading book.Ž Another noted, I improved my vocabulary skills.Ž Several wrote about how they appreciated the WHS administrators coming to their classes to talk to them. Comments included: Mrs. Chancy (Assistant Principal) was the biggest help about Bright Futures Scholarships,Ž and Mr. Crouch (Principal) told us the basics of high school.Ž Next, Mr. Smith (Athletic Director) told us all about the athletic department.Ž Also Mr. Nelson (Assistant Principal) talked to us about how to stay out of trouble.Ž Students also worked on teambuilding and group projects. Several noted that they met students from the other middle school and made new friends. They also liked learning to use iPads: I had never gotten a chance to use one until now, so that was cool.Ž Plus, students learned their way around WHS. One stated, When we walked around the school, it was fascinating. We got to see things I didnt know the school had.Ž Another heeded good advice from her teacher and wrote, The best thing to do in high school is ask a teacher where to go. Dont ask upperclassmen. Theyll send you the wrong way!Ž Students were invited to the voluntary program based on their previous years reading assessments. While many tested on grade level, high school textbooks can be as dif“ cult as college level ones. So the focus was to prepare students for the rigor of high school and the goal to leave high school with a college or some postsecondary training plan to start their careers. The only complaint, was, of course, getting up early to come to school in the summer. Observed one student, Personally, I thought summer school was a dumb idea. What kind of a person takes students out of their free summer time? Well, I got here the “ rst day, and truthfully, I had fun!ŽBright Beginnings will hold open houseBright Beginnings Preschool and Daycare will be holding an open house on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. until noon. All of the teachers will be on hand to meet everyone and to answer all questions. Please show your support and make plans to attend. We look forward to seeing you there. Bright Beginnings Preschool and Daycare is located at 360 Shadeville Highway in Crawfordville.Wal-Mart recognizes local teachersSpecial to The News In August, Wal-Mart gave the teachers of Wakulla county their annual appreciation luncheon at Riversink Elementary. This years theme was festival.Ž Teachers had fun winning school supplies at the cake walk, “ shing booth and dart toss games. Entertainment included a fortune teller and clown, all provided by the Wal-Mart Associates. Each year, 10 teachers in the community receive a $100 gift card from WalMart. These cards are to be used by the teachers to buy school supplies for their classrooms. The teachers receiving the cards this year were from Shadeville Elementary. This years event also included a drawing for a painting by local artist Dorothy Denmon. This is the second year that Denmon donated one of her original works of art to the luncheon. Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Tracy did a great job as our fortune teller and Jason Cregg was our clown. Shannon, Vickie, Debra, Kathie, Megan, Cortnie and Kathy Harts“ eld are Wal-Mart associates who worked the booths and kept things running smoothly. Wal-Mart store manager Richard Russell and his wife were responsible for cooking the food that was served to the teachers. Donations were made by the following companies: Wakulla Springs, Wild Wood Country Club, Victors, Huddle House, Dr. Keen, Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, Talk of the Town Deli, Savannas, Coastal Restaurant, Smart Styles, Subway, Jasmins and El Jalisco.State considers testing for pre-kindergartenBy LILLY ROCKWELLTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDATALLAHASSEE, Aug. 18 … While K-12 teachers have come under increasing scrutiny over their performance, with student test scores now linked to their salaries, voluntary pre-kindergarten providers are skating by with little oversight and accountability, argues one prominent early learning advocate. Pre-kindergarten programs should test their students more extensively, argues David Lawrence, the head of the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation. Lawrence said this wouldnt be a baby FCAT,Ž but instead a loose assessment of a childs social, emotional and cognitive skills in order to determine progress. It really pains me that we havent, in this state, subjected VPK to the same rigor and accountability that has been done with K12 programs and services,Ž Lawrence said at a meeting of the Higher Education Coordinating Council. Lawrence is on a campaign to introduce tougher standards to the states voluntary prekindergarten programs. Next week, the State Board of Education will take up a draft legislative budget request for next year that asks for $4.6 million to begin offering voluntary prekindergarten assessments at a cost of $25 per student. There is an urgent need to follow what people voted on and have a quality pre-k program,Ž said Jon Moyle, a retired attorney and business representative on the Higher Education Coordinating Council. The council was formed in 2010 to help coordinate education efforts across higher education and Pre-K-12. Lawrence helped lobby for the constitutional amendment that first launched a state-funded voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds in 2002. This year, the Legislature cut funding for the program by $20 million, leaving about $385 million, or $2,383 per child. Besides more testing, Lawrence said pre-kindergarten instructors should be required to use curriculum that has proven to be effective, and teachers should be required to have associate or bachelors degrees. Florida already tests kindergarten readiness within the first 30 days of the school year. That data is used to calculate the kindergarten readiness rate for private and public school providers in voluntary pre-kindergarten, similar to how public schools receive lettered school grades. But Lawrence said more assessment is needed. What we are trying to understand is two things, one, how good the provider is, and number two, where the child is developmentally, behaviorally, socially and cognitively,Ž Lawrence said.


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Page 9Asports news and team viewsSports (850) 421-3012 24-Hour ServiceSpecializing In Repair & Service Residential & Commercial Homes & Mobile HomesER0015233Call Mark or Cole Oliver for all your electrical needs. THE CABINET SHOPTHECABINET SHOP Custom Kitchens&Counter Tops www.hicksair.com TIME T O DO SOMET HING FOR YOURSELF!Gena DavisPersonal Trainer 926–7685 or 510–2326 KIDS BAC KINSCHOOL?Special to The NewsPoseys Dockside Caf Billiards Team of Panacea recently won the American Poolplayers Association City Championship in nineball at Zinglaes Billiard and Sports Bar in Tallahassee. The team will compete for the APA national Team Championships at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 18…24. First place prize money is $25,000. Poseys Team members are Lawton Johnson, Suprena Wilson, John Posey, Lee Sanders, Logan Barwick and Dylan Clark. info@national-classifieds.com Put US to work for you! 1-866-742-1373www.national-classifieds.comAdvertise in over 100 papersOne Call One Order One Payment SPECIAL TO THE NEWSPoseys Team members Lawton Johnson, Suprena Wilson, John Posey, Lee Sanders, Logan Barwick and Dylan Clark.BILLIARDSPoseys Dockside team winsKyle Busch wins MichiganBy ALAN ROSS Fighting off track debris and a late caution caused by his brother, Kyle Busch won his “ rst-ever Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, capturing the Pure Michigan 400 in a green-white-checkered “ nish over Jimmie Johnson for his fourth Cup victory of 2011. Busch became the “ rst driver to solidify a spot in The Chase and lengthened his lead atop the series points standings to 10 over five-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, who finished second at Michigan. The “ rst quarter of the of the 200-lap 400-mile race was all Roush Fenway Racing, with pole-sitter Greg Bif” e leading almost all of the “ rst 50 laps, with teammate Matt Kenseth sharing the lead on occasion. But Busch broke up that party one lap before the races midpoint, steadily gaining on the Roush pair before “ nally taking his “ rst lead of the race. Bif” e, who led 86 laps on the afternoon, fell to a 20th-place “ nish. On Lap 114, Jeff Gordon inched past Kenseth for his “ rst lead, but then the “ lthy track came into play, lodging trash onto Gordons grill on Lap 124. The veteran twice tried to shake it off by edging up behind Kenseth who had regained the lead, but the air-suffocating garbage, which inhibits air ” ow and overheats engines, seemed to remain. Interestingly, the races “ rst three caution ” ags were all for track debris. Gordon ran strong until the fourth caution came out, this time for backmarker Dave Blaney with 32 laps to go. And it is here that Jimmie Johnson caught the break of the race. The 48 car, already in its pit box when the caution came out, got to remain on track and inherit the race lead when the rest of the “ eld came in to pit on the caution. On the restart, with 28 laps to go, Johnson drove away as others all diced behind him. But seven laps later Busch was consistently logging faster lap times than Johnson, who couldnt hold off the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Camry, which took the “ nal lead on Lap 187. Oddly, both drivers collected grill debris during this critical stretch. Gordon, who had fallen to sixth, was again troubled with grill ” otsam, and with “ ve laps to go, Carl Edwards, out of the race from the start, was being directed from the pits to help scrubŽ the garbage off of still-contending teammate Matt Kenseths grill. More drama, though, lay ahead. With three laps to go, Buschs brother Kurt bashed the wall and brought out the fifth caution, setting up a green-white-checkered “ nish. Alan Ross is a contributing editor at American Profile. E-mail: alanross_ sports@yahoo.comTHE COOL DOWN LAP Anyone interested in coaching any of the youth sports are encouraged to contact WPRD at 926-7227. All volunteer coaches are required and subjected to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal history background check to ensure the safety of our youth participants.SATURDAY 8/20/11 and SATURDAY 8/27/11 8:00 am TO 12:00 NOON SATURDAY 8/27/11, 12:00 PM MEDART RECREATION PARK OFF US 98 SEPTEMBER 1st FOR ALL SPORTS EXCEPT GIRLS SOFTBALL WHICH IS JANUARY 1st Example: A participant must turn 5 before September 1, 2011 in order to be eligible to participate, NO EXCEPTIONS.WAKULLA COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT2011 FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION REGISTRATION DATES: REGISTRATION TIMES: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: REGISTRATION PLACE: AGE DETERMINING DATE: 1. FLAG FOOTBALL: AGES … 5 … 7 DIVISION AND 8 … 10 DIVISION COST IS $40.00 PER CHILD. Player must be 5 prior to 9/1/11 to be eligible.2. TACKLE FOOTBALLBANTAM DIVISION … AGES 6 … 8 PEE WEE DIVISION … AGES 9 … 11. WEIGHT LIMIT IS 75 POUNDS … 126 POUNDS. LINEMAN MAY WEIGH UP TO 155 POUNDS. JUNIOR DIVISION … AGES 12 … 14. 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Page 10A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comoutdoor sports and shing reports OutdoorsIts hard to believe school has started back and August is almost over. Despite the hot water and hot weather, “ shing continues to be fairly good. Best times to go are early and late, especially if you dont have a top on your boat. Be sure and take plenty of water and dont forget the sunscreen. I talked to Capt. Randy Peart and he said he only “ shed one day last week and “ shing really slowed down around St. George Island. They caught a half dozen trout and some flounder using the Cajun Thunder and a white Gulp. He did say he heard that lots of trout, slot reds and ” ounder were being caught in the Bob Sikes Cut. Used live greenbacks with about a half-ounce lead and drop it straight down and let it bounce on the bottom. He said he hasnt heard anything about the Econ“ na and Aucilla but did say they were getting scallops in “ ve to six feet of water down near Cobb Rocks which is probably a mile and a half or two miles east of Gray Mare Rock. Capt. David Fife has still been catching some reds in the Spring Creek-Oyster Bay area using live minnows on the bottom. He heard some big schools of reds were being seen around Pattys Island and over in Kitchens Cove, which is near Wakulla Beach. Mark and Louise Prance have had their son Justin down from the Gainesville, Ga., area and have been burning a lot of gas looking for “ sh. Not only have they been looking, they have been pretty successful. Most of their “ sh have come from the area around the Ochlockonee Shoals and the Rotary Reef and have been caught on the Gulp, live bait and cut bait. They have caught a pile of nice trout, plenty of ” ounder, blues, bunches of lady“ sh, jacks and several cobia including a 34inch “ sh that Justin caught using a live pin“ sh. Mark said for the most part the seas have been light and theres been a slight breeze to keep you a little cooler. Quite a few trout are being caught over around Lanark Village using the Gulp in about three to four feet of water and reds are being caught around the docks along Highway 98. Mike Pearson from Tifton, Ga., was down last week and they went offshore on Thursday. They came back with their limit of red grouper and said they threw back plenty of gags. They mainly went after amberjack but said they couldnt “ nd any on their favorite spots. I guess well never know what made David Clark fall out of his boat and drown last week, but it was a true tragedy. I did not know him personally but everyone said he was a great person, avid “ sherman and a very good “ sherman. I know the “ shing community will sorely miss him. Another person who will be missed by everyone in Wakulla County is Hank Creech. Hank loved life and I never saw him when he wasnt smiling. He loved the outdoors and Wakulla County. Last week I mentioned in my column about the young man pumping our gas in Washington State and said this was just something you didnt see any more. When Pettys BP was in business on Crawfordville Highway, Hank would come out to the gas pumps, rain or shine, with a smile on his face. He didnt just come out to talk, he came out to pump your gas and clean your windshield. Hank passed away at age 51 which is awfully young. I will remember his smile every time I pass the old BP station. Please be careful out on the water and especially if you are “ shing by yourself. I “ sh by myself a lot and know a lot of people who do. Its not that I like “ shing alone but sometimes its hard to find somebody to go with you, especially if you decide to go at the last minute. Larry Hess of Shell Point “ shes alone most of the time and I have never seen him in his boat when he wasnt wearing one of the in” atable life vests. I have an old one that I never wear, but have a new one on order from Cabelas that in” ates when it gets in the water. I am going to try my best to start wearing it every time I get in my boat, especially when I am by myself. Dont forget to know the limits and dont forget to leave that ” oat plan. Good luck and good “ shing! Tues. Thurs. 9am 5:30pm Friday Sunday See Us at the Gun Shows LOWER PRICED AMMO IN STOCKMany accessoriesLargest Selection of Guns in the Tallahassee Wakulla Area GunSmithing Fast Turn Around! OFFICIALPRODUCTLICENSED www.ronsgun.comLocated Main Street St. Marks483 Port Leon Dr., St. Marks Gun Show Pricing Everyday! WE BUY GUNS$ Highest Dollar Paid $ for your gun! Selling GunsSince 1999AK 47s in stock! IF WE DON’T HAVE IT… WE CAN GET IT! ALL YOUR MARINE SUPPLIES FOR 26 YEARS OPEN Main Store: Mon. Sat. 8-6 Bait Shop: Mon. Sat. 6-6 • Sun. 6-12 WE CARRY ALL YOUR NECESSARY BOATING SAFETYEQUIPMENT 3026 Coastal Highway, Medart (850) 926-3114 (800) 726-3104 Bait Shop (850) 926-1162 SCALLOPS ARE IN At participatingBloxham Cutoff and Hwy 319 Crawfordville Wakulla Station Spring Creek Road and Hwy 98 Look for Inside all Stop-n-Save locations! Single copies of may also be purchased at all four Wakulla County Stop n Save locations for 75¢.(Oer also good with purchase of fountain drink) e weathers hot, so is the water … but the “ shing is fairly good From The DockBY CAPT. JODY CAMPBELL Sammie Dixon, president and CEO of Prime Meridian Bank, contacted his good friend, Major Alan Lamarche of Plantation Security Inc. and told Alan that he had a very special little boy who wanted to go “ shing. Sammie said that Prime Meridian Bank Consultant Al Forrester was coming into town from Atlanta on business and he was bringing his 6-year-old son, Ben. Bens dream was to go saltwater “ shing. They all loaded up in Alans boat and headed out in the bay. Ben was so excited that he could hardly contain himself. Fishing in about 15 feet of water with light tackle, Ben caught and released about 20 sea bass, two cobia, several lady“ sh, a ” ounder, and an 18-inch trout. Bens father Al caught a bunch of sea bass, one cobia, a ” ounder and a huge stingray that was also released. The guys brought home several of the biggest sea bass and a ” ounder for supper. Alan said that taking kids “ shing is the most rewarding experience in his life. Watching those little tyke eyes grow and hearing kids squeal with excitement is far more fun than catching “ sh myself,Ž he said. SPECIAL TO THE NEWSFirst saltwater “ shing trip for youngsterBen Forresters “ rst cobia, held by his father Al, on a recent “ shing trip out of Shell Point with Major Alan Lamarche. As recreational boaters prepare to head to Floridas waterways for the last holiday weekend blast of the summer, Save the Manatee Club sends out a reminder to exercise safe boating practices and to remain watchful for endangered manatees and other wildlife. Manatees are slow-moving, and because they are mammals, they need to surface to breathe air. They also prefer shallow waters where they feed on submerged seagrasses. These factors combine to make manatees vulnerable to boat hits. Boaters can be active participants in manatee protection by holding aloft Save the Manatee Clubs public awareness banner whenever a manatee is sighted in areas where boats are motoring close by. The bright yellow, 1.5 by 2 foot waterproof banner states, Please Slow: Manatees Below.Ž They are provided free to the boating public in Florida from the Club. Requests for the free banners, signs, and decals can be sent via e-mail to education@savethemanatee.org or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Even under the best conditions, manatees are often dif“ cult to spot in the water. Learn to recognize a manatees presence. Look for a swirl on the waters surface and a manatees tail or nose. Those who see an injured, dead, tagged or orphaned manatee, or a manatee who is being harassed, are asked to call the FWC hotline number at 1-888404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on cellular phones, or use VHF Channel 16.Boaters, keep an eye out for manatees


FWC News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises boat owners to secure their boats properly in advance of possible sustained heavy winds from Hurricane Irene. Vessels that break free can cause problems to waterways by causing fuel and oil pollution, drifting into bridges, docks, seawalls and piers and interfering with navigation. In addition, the boats themselves can sustain damage. Now is the time to properly secure your vessel to make sure it doesnt break free and cause damage to property or result in people getting injured,Ž said Capt. Tom Shipp with the FWCs Boating and Waterways Section. If boat owners trailer their boats, the FWC recommends they secure their vessels in a safe location, let some air out of the trailer tires, block the wheels and, if possible, anchor the boat down and/or add weight to help keep the boat in place. Florida has laws that relate to abandoned vessels. The state is often overwhelmed with lost, abandoned and damaged vessels following signi“ cant weather events. Residents are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agencies or the FWC at 888-404-3922 to report vessels that have broken free. The FWCs Division of Law Enforcement and other law enforcement agencies are often tasked with helping people who intentionally put themselves at risk, such as personal watercraft operators who view the high waves created by a storm as an opportunity to jump waves. Thrill-seekers are advised to avoid the waters and high winds created from the storm,Ž Shipp said. Please keep in mind that when people choose to act irresponsibly, they jeopardize others. They cause law enforcement of“ cers, rescue workers and other emergency personnel to risk their lives unnecessarily.Ž Tropical storms and hurricanes are unpredictable. All boaters are urged to keep up to date on the path of this storm and take the appropriate actions. To “ nd out more about properly mooring vessels, reporting debris and for other useful information, go to MyFWC.com/Boating. Report damaged markers by calling 866-405-BUOY (866-405-2869). www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Page 11Aa peek into life on and under the water 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 Coast Guard Auxiliary ReportsBy Carolyn Brown Treadon AUXILIARY U.S.COAST GUARD UnderwaterWakullaBy Gregg StantonBoat owners urged to secure vessels before stormWhile Hurricane Irene may not affect the Wakulla area, the FWC put out a state-wide advisory in advance of the stormI am really at a loss for words this week. As summer draws to a close and school starts back, families are trying to get in a little last minute water time and soak up the rays before they are gone for a while. This past weekend, a tragedy struck our community in Thomasville as we lost a young lady to an accident on the water. Some of you may have heard the story on the news. This seemingly senseless accident just brings me back to the importance of family, friends and faith. There was no malicious act, no poor judgment, just an accident. As the family struggles to heal, it has really made a lot of other worries seem not so bad. As you all head out to get the last bit of summertime under your belt, please be sure to remember the importance of pre-planning and preparing for the unexpected. Next weekend, Flotilla 12 will have a boat out on the water, as long as Hurricane Irene is not a threat. Be sure to ask one of our members for a free vessel safety check for your boat, jet ski, canoe or kayak. Ask us about our public education classes to help you increase your skills on the water and be better prepared to respond to the unexpected. As Sherrie reminds us, safe boating is no accident! I live underground. I wanted to live underwater, but had to settle for a subsurface dwelling when no one would let me build next to a river. I visualized the river ” owing past my front window, just underwater. Thus, in the early 1980s on “ ve acres in Wakulla County, I dug a very large hole between very large trees, and set about forming a very heavy foundation structure. What I discovered as I dug into what I expected to be pure sand, was ” oating boulders the size of small cars made up of St. Marks limestone. Removing them was no small feat. At eight feet down, I found a more stable bedrock upon which I set my house. I used a backhoe, a tractor with a small bucket in the back, to chisel out the concrete forms into the limestone bed rock into which I set steel rebar. I planned to pump 110 cubic yards of concrete to hold my house “ rmly in place. But as the pour date approached, we found a small complication. With each afternoon rain storm that temporarily “ lled my very large hole in the ground, an ever enlarging drain was developing right in the middle! My civil engineer father looked in one day and said Son, you have what we call a sinkhole in the bottom of your foundation,Ž and called for as much debris to “ ll it as possible. We “ lled the hole for days with no end in sight. He “ nally changed the design of the foundation to be like a bridge or cap spanning the hole with extra concrete to “ ll the sinkhole up. The day of the concrete pour was eventful as we did not know if the hole would be plugged or just drain a small fortune of concrete away. It worked as the concrete set up within the frames as planned. The rest of the house went up over the years, 80 cubic yards plus more than a than 1,000 cinderblocks in the walls and 50 cubic yards in the ceiling, then three feet of dirt on the top, making this structure very heavy, but sturdy. I am told the life expectancy of my building is in excess of 500 years, unless it falls into a sink hole. Less than a decade later, I became a cave diver. 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By WILLIAM SNOWDENeditor@thewakullanews.netA federal lawsuit filed by a former state trooper charged with, and later acquitted of, sexual battery on a Wakulla woman, claims that he was falsely arrested by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce. The former trooper, Charles Odom, “ led the lawsuit against Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey and Detective Jason Newlin, who conducted the sexual battery investigation. (A mention of this lawsuit was included in the Court Shorts column two weeks ago, noting that the lawsuit had been “ led.) The lawsuit, “ led in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee by Odoms attorney, Sidney Matthew, seeks in excess of $75,000 in damages. Odom went to trial on charges of sexual battery by a law enforcement officer and public corruption in December 2009, which ended in a mistrial. At a second trial in November 2010, Odom was found not guilty of all charges. During the night of Jan. 28, 2009, Trooper Odom made a traffic stop on Shadeville Highway of a woman speeding. She admitted she had been drinking and Odom ran her license and determined it had been suspended. There were no tickets written by Odom on the woman that night. She claimed he touched her on the roadside, had her follow him to a nearby restaurant parking lot where she performed oral sex on him and he photographed her breasts. In the 89-page federal lawsuit, Odom contends that the woman made numerous statements to him intended to gain his sympathy such as that her home was being foreclosed on. And that she also made statements that were quid pro quo solicitations for sex, ” ashing her breasts and fondling herself in front of him. Those charges and counter-charges were made at the trials. The gist of the federal lawsuit is that the investigation by the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce was ” awed and that Odom should not have been charged. The lawsuit claims there was no corroborative evidence to support the womans story, but that charges were pursued anyway. It claims the investigation was effected by a then ongoing feud between the sheriffs of“ ce and the Florida Highway Patrol that was the result of hard feelings between of“ cers in the two departments over the hard-fought 2008 election in which Harvey narrowly won re-election by 48 votes over challenger, and retired trooper, Charlie Creel. Odom was a former Wakulla sheriffs deputy who left to join the highway patrol. The woman “ led a civil lawsuit in Wakulla several months ago against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles … the parent agency over the Florida Highway Patrol … claiming the agency was negligent in the hiring and retention of Odom as a trooper. That case survived a recent motion to dismiss, with the agency arguing the troopers alleged actions were outside the scope of his job duties. Odom filed a counterclaim in that lawsuit before “ ling the federal case, essentially making the same claims … that the allegations by the woman were an attempt to damage him for the traf“ c stop that night and that the investigation by the sheriffs of“ ce was ” awed. Page 12A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com Tel:(850)877-5193TollFree:(888)905-8959Call now for discount pricing!www.nflasafety.com Behind theWheel Training! TuAmigoYourFriendWillHelpYou Accident? Injured?Call Someone You Can Trust!Hablamos Espaol1-855-55AMIGOA er 911 & Before 411Continued from Page 1A After his formal comments and greeting well-wishers, Langston sat on the steps in the shade and said he was humbled by the presence of so many people and the showing of strong support. He said he looked out over the crowd and saw faces of people who had been there during some of the most dif“ cult times in his life. Im really not a stranger to Wakulla County,Ž Langston said. In addition to his law enforcement career, Langston is also a preacher and currently ministers at the Cowboy Country Church. In comments after his announcement, Langston, who is running as a Republican, said he realized the sheriffs of“ ce faces a budget challenge. We are in fiscally restrained times,Ž he said, noting that the sheriffs of“ ce has reduced its budget by some $697,000 through retirements and not “ lling those positions. We thought last year was a tough year,Ž he said, but this year is really tough.Ž Current Wakulla Sheriff David Harvey announced two weeks ago he would step down from the post effective Oct. 1 to take a position as executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Self-Insurance Fund. Challenger Charlie Creel, a retired Florida Highway Patrol trooper with 30 years of experience, has already announced his intention to run. Creel ran against Harvey in the 2008 election and lost by only 48 votes. In making his announcement, Creel, who is running with no party af“ liation, said he felt as if he could have won if he had only knocked on a few more doors, seen a few more people. Creels campaign put out a press release on Sunday, Aug. 21, the day before Langstons announcement, noting that he had quickly exceeded the signatures needed to put his name on the ballot under the petition method.Langston announces run for sheri Former trooper “ les suit against sheri Continued from Page 1A When WCSO detectives reviewed the bank statements they discovered $501 worth of charges at restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, merchandise stores, a dive center, grocery stores, a liquor store, night club, hotel, DVD rental location and a childrens pizza and game parlor. Investigators determined the amounts spent at the locations were enough for one or two people but not enough money to support making purchases for an entire team. Godwin is no longer employed by the Wakulla County School District.The federal lawsuit claims trooper Charlie Odom was falsely arrested for sexual battery in 2009 and seeks damages against Sheri David Harvey and the detective in the case Maurice Langston speaking with a supporter after announcing his intention to run for sheriff. A 40-year-old Sopchoppy man was severely injured when he was struck by a female Crawfordville motorist on the Sopchoppy Highway near Lous Bait and Tackle, according to Sheriff David Harvey. The bike rider, Girardeau Franz Murray, pulled out in front of a female motorist who was northbound on the highway and was struck at approximately 4:21 p.m. The bicyclist was riding in the highway bike lane prior to the accident occurring. Wakulla EMS staff transported the victim to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with critical head and body injuries. No charges have been “ led against the driver. The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 39-year-old Eric Sean Maxwell of Sopchoppy for the offenses of failure to register as a sex offender, failure to report change of address and failure to update drivers license. Maxwell was located and arrested on Aug. 16 in Fort Myers. Detectives from the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office requested the assistance of the Task Force after determining that Maxwell moved from his registered address of 53 Baptist Road in Sopchoppy sometime after September 2010. Wakulla detectives were performing a standard residence check on Maxwell in March 2011 when they discovered that Maxwell had moved from the residence. Maxwell was adjudicated as a sex offender by the State of Florida based on a 1992 arrest for sexual assault /lewd and lascivious assault on a child under 16 years of age and was required to register as a sex offender with the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce every six months. Task Force members received the case in April 2011 and spent the next four months running down various leads on Maxwell before “ nally learning that he was possibly in the South Florida area with a girlfriend. Maxwell was found in the back bedroom of an apartment in Fort Myers.Former coach arrested Bicyclist injured in SopchoppyTask Force arrests Wakulla sex o ender Pamper Your poochatThe Paw SpaJoan and Ken Hendrix Heide Clifton Anne Van Meter Petra Shuff Christy Noftz Debbie Perez Brian Poulson Patterson Poulson Savannah Poulson Hunter Barlowe Mathew Hamilton Rhett Strickland Lori Strickland Dr. Faith Hughes Lois Cook Liz Bazzell Jeanette Burdette Damien McCartha Nick Elderkin Chelsea Albright Carla Maynor, Canine Clips Karen Kelly Becca Kelly Mikaela Register Sandy Register Mike Register Teresa Nohava Michael Schnorr Shaylee Wisecup Eric Perkins PhillipStanley The Wakulla News Wakulla Parks and Recreation Purrs and WaggsHealthy PetsChristy and Shane BrooksSun Lily Cheryl AyersMoon Walker/The Big Blue Dog/ Coo Coo the Clown Randy Yarborough Lindy’s ChickenPurple Martin NurseriesMike’s Marine Ways EvolutionDay Spa Sarah’s Face Paiting Posh AceHardware of Crawfordville McClendon Automotive Service TupperwareShannon McClendon Master & Service Claning Service Tranquility Candles Centennial Bank Crum’s Mini Mall Stone Creek Pizza The Thread Tree Custom Jewelry by Gay Waddell El Jalisco Talk of the Town Deli Beef O’Brady The Donut Hole Creation Florist Anytime Fitness Pafford party Skybox Little Caesars Pizza Hut Wildwood Inn Capital City Bank Lube Expert Super LubeThank you – Volunteers Thank You – Businesses and Vendors Thank You for A Great Success!C.H.A.T. of Wakulla would like to Thank the following supporters… Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome As Owner ofƒ () Come See Kim for all your haircare needs!Kim’s Back! 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www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Page 13A reportsLaw Enforcement and CourtsOn Aug. 11, Deputy Ben Steinle investigated a report of a truck that crashed into a tree and caught fire on Kenneth Circle in Crawfordville. Deputy Steinle was able to determine who the driver was after the Crawfordville man walked away from the scene with head and arm injuries. The driver was treated by EMS and was not charged at the time because he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment by family members. Evidence for a DUI investigation was collected. In other activity reported by the sheriffs of“ ce this week: € On Aug. 11, Joshua Crum of Crawfordville reported the theft of a bicycle from his home. The bicycle was valued at $160. Deputy Ian Dohme investigated. € On Aug. 11, John E. Brown of Crawfordville reported a theft from his boat which was in St. Marks. Fishing equipment, valued at $200, was taken. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. € On Aug. 11, Joseph Duncan of Crawfordville reported a grand theft of a cell phone. An employee of the victim failed to turn in his phone after departing from the company. A suspect has been identi“ ed. The phone is valued at $449. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. € On Aug. 11, Deputy Mike Zimba investigated a traf“ c crash at Highway 267 and Highway 319. A 2002 Volvo driven by Jeremy DeGrove, 35, of Crawfordville crashed into the rear of a Penske moving truck while the truck attempted to make a right hand turn at the intersection to travel westbound on Highway 267. The truck was driven by Mark E. Calloway, 50, of Crawfordville. DeGrove was at fault for following too closely and was issued a uniform traf“ c citation. Damage to the Volvo was estimated at $5,000 and damage to the truck was estimated at $500. € On Aug. 15, Curt Daniels of Wakulla Carpet Brokers reported a criminal mischief to a Crawfordville mailbox. The victims mailbox was lying in the ditch after being struck by a vehicle. Damage was estimated at $40. Deputy Mike Zimba investigated. € On Aug. 12, Thomas McClure of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary. A forced entry was observed. Firearms, electronics, sports equipment and a musical instrument, valued at $2,562, were reported missing. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On Aug. 13, the theft of a shopping cart of beer was reported on Wal-Mart. The beer was valued at $153 and suspects have been identified. Deputy Rachel Oliver investigated. € On Aug. 13, a retail theft of wine was reported at Wal-Mart. Reportedly, the 66-year-old suspect didnt realize what he had done. During the investigation, the suspect showed signs of dementia and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for assistance. The suspect was issued a trespass warning for the store. A second trespass warning was issued to another Crawfordville man who was banging on the Loss Prevention Office door during the investigation. Deputy Randy Phillips and Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On Aug. 14, Johnathan Manis of Crawfordville reported a residential burglary to his shed. The victim reported the theft of $575 worth of tools. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated. € On Aug. 14, a burglary was reported at the Bridlewood Apartments clubhouse. Someone entered the clubhouse and spray painted several walls. Damage was estimated at $100. Deputy Sean Wheeler investigated. € On Aug. 14, Lindsey Case of Riverside Caf in St. Marks reported a retail theft. Two customers started a bar tab and left without paying their bill. The bill was for $35. The Georgia suspect will be given a few days to pay his bill to the restaurant owner or the investigation will proceed. Lt. Brad Taylor investigated. € On Aug. 14, a 25-yearold female victim reported an aggravated battery following a physical altercation. The victim reported being hit in the head by a steel rod. EMS treated the victim at the scene but she refused to be transported to the hospital. Deputy Lorne Whaley went to a home in Ochlockonee Bay and found the suspect, Taronne Lavelle Rosier, 26, of Sopchoppy, sitting on the porch. Deputy Whaley interviewed the suspect and made his arrest. € On Aug. 15, Christine Cornelius of Crawfordville reported a fraud as someone made purchases on her bank card. The fraudulent transactions totaled $272 through the Internet. Deputy Nick Gray investigated. € On Aug. 15, Michael Montgomery of Crawfordville reported a criminal mischief to a central air conditioning unit. Someone damaged a fan blade on the equipment which was found at the bottom of the unit. Damage was estimated at $300. Deputy Clint Beam investigated. € On Aug. 15, Kathryn Bailey of Crawfordville reported a traffic crash with a deer on Highway 365 at Feather Trail. The victim was not injured, but her vehicle suffered some damage. The deer was severely injured and had to be put out of its misery. Deputy Ben Steinle and Capt. Randall Taylor investigated. € On Aug. 15, Steve W. Gilbert of Sopchoppy reported a traf“ c crash as he struck a guardrail on U.S. Highway 319 south of River of Life Church. The victim was talking on the phone, but was not injured in the crash. Deputy Ben Steinle investigated. € On Aug. 16, Billy Yon Peacock, 52, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana following a complaint at the suspects home. Marijuana was observed in plain view in Peacocks vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was observed in the vehicle and narcotics residue tested positive for cocaine. Deputy Ben Steinle investigated. € On Aug. 17, Mark Hudson of Crawfordville reported a trespass and criminal mischief to his steel gate. The gate and post were pulled from the ground. Damage was estimated at $100. The victim discovered juveniles swimming in his sinkhole and drinking beer. Lt. Danny Harrell investigated. € On Aug. 17, Michelle Allen of Crawfordville reported a felony criminal mischief. A 16-year-old Crawfordville juvenile was observed throwing rocks at the victims vehicle. Damage was estimated at $1,500. The juvenile was transported to juvenile detention center in Tallahassee. Deputy Cole Wells investigated. € On Aug. 17, Carolyn L. White reported a traf“ c crash involving a deer on New Light Church Road. Minor front end damage was reported to the vehicle and no injuries were reported. Sgt. John Zarate investigated. € On Aug. 17, Christopher Bodiford of Crawfordville reported a credit card offense. The victim was reviewing his bank statement and discovered unauthorized charges from Dubai and Ohio. The charges totaled $219. Sgt. Jeremy Johnston investigated. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Office received 776 calls for service during the past week including: 22 business and residential alarms; 89 citizen contacts; 18 disturbances; 58 investigations; 46 medical emergencies; 47 residential and business security checks; 22 special details; 11 subpoena services; 14 suspicious people; 63 traffic stops; 13 wanted people; and 108 watch orders.Sheri s Report Your local Hardees restaurant with big, juicy, 100% Black Angus Beef THICKBURGERS and Made from Scratch BiscuitsTM. Stop by for a meal your mouth will remember. 2994 Crawfordville Hwy., CrawfordvilleNOW OPEN2011 Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc. 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The original complaint was received July 30 and detectives and an animal control of“ cer determined that the dog had been dead for approximately 24 hours. It was determined that Harris moved out of the Metcalf Road home three weeks prior and left the dog behind. Temperatures ranged between 95 and 98 degrees on July 29 and July 30. The animal suffered a large injury to his neck consistent with being chained up and struggling with the tangled chain. Harris was arrested Aug. 17 for driving with a suspended license. He was released from the Wakulla County Jail on Aug. 19 to face charges of grand theft, petit theft and dealing in stolen property in Leon County. He was incarcerated in the Wakulla County Jail at the time of the investigation. Leon County has placed a hold on Harris to return to Wakulla County and face the most recent charges. WCSONathaniel Harris Man charged with animal cruelty for dogs death


Page 14A – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comFirst day of school Continued from Page 1A The number of students in Wakulla schools is about the same as last year, Miller said, with it being projected that the district would lose about 15 students overall. Wakulla High School has 1,118 students, down from last year. Wakulla Middle School has 580 and Riversprings Middle has 537 … both up from last year. Crawfordville Elementary has 585 students, down one from last year. Shadeville Elementary has 668 students, down two. Medart Elementary is down a couple with 533 students. And Riversink Elementary has 434 students, down about 20. Its too early to tell what the actual numbers will be,Ž Miller said. Kids have a tendency to show up until after Labor Day, when it starts leveling off.Ž The biggest obstacle was the ongoing paving at Wakulla Education Center … a project that was expected to be completed before the “ rst day of school, but was delayed. Miller credited district staffer Jim Griner and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce with organizing the buses, parents and staff for orderly drop off and pick up. More photos online at www.thewakullanews.comPHOTOS BY JENNIFER JENSENFirst day of school hugs at Medart Elementary. Medart Elementary students and their backpacks lined up at school. 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. 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We have mounted 3 ” at screen TVs in the corners and have chosen to use lightweight tables that can easily be rearranged for meetings, parties, receptions or just for eating dinner and watching some TV. This room has made the Myra Jeans experience so much nicer for large extended families who wish to eat together in relative privacy. It is also a great spot for a business luncheon or church function for up to 40 or so. The second dining area is a smaller rectangular room that will easily seat 10-18 adults. We have mounted one big screen TV in this room making it an ideal spot for a birthday dinner or for realtors to hold a closing with home buyers. We bought the ” at screens from Jonathon Sheppard at the new Sights and Sounds Center and have set up the TVs so they can be hooked to your laptop for PowerPoint presentations or play DVD or Blueray discs. This makes it possible for you to show a home movie during a family celebration, or during a team banquet show highlights for the season or championship games! We recently had an 8-member squad attempt 8 Behemoth Cheeseburger Challenges together with their fan club in the larger room; very fun to witness. We at Myra Jeans are proud to be able to offer Crawfordville these two additional dining areas. The ability to hold more private events and allow our customers to spread out a bit more has been a long time goal of ours. Come on in and check out our new space. We do a great tasting breakfast 7 days a week, handcut ribeyes Thursday through Sunday, daily specials and seafood every Friday. We serve beer and wine, old fashion icecream sundaes and the absolute best burgers and sandwiches in town. So come on in, relax, be happy and eat a great meal with your friends at Myra Jeans Restaurant. Our number is 926-7530. two sidesYep! 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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 THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 Section B Rules and Entry Form available at of“ce location3119-A Crawfordville Hwy. Crawfordville, Floridaor online at www.thewakullanews.comEntry Forms due by September 16, 2011 (Digital photos only)850-926-71022011 Pet Photo Contest The Senior Citizens Board and staff strive to engage our senior citizens in our community. The contribution to our community of senior citizens are beyond measurement. They are regularly targeted by the unscrupulous people that prey on others using increasing lists of scams. Their positive feelings and self confidence are often impacted very negatively by these unkind practices. The sheriffs office has provided outstanding programs to educate the seniors of new scams as they surface. This causes seniors to lean on each other, share their lives, unite for their issues and vote at a greater percentage than other groups within our voting public. Recently, I received a call from a county commissioner advising me that some commissioners were planning to eliminate the budgeted allocations for the senior citizens, because they were not essential. Later that day, I received a call at home from a county administrator delivering the same message. Both advised me to attend a workshop on Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. to discuss these issues. I told some of the seniors about the messages that I received and invited them to attend. The commissions comments meant that senior funding was not required by law. However, their poor choice of words such as not essentialŽ delivered a different message that none of us would like. The county commission boardroom was packed with senior citizens. The parking lot was also “ lled. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of seniors in attendance. They were charged with energy and uni“ ed in spirit. I had prepared comments to express my concerns. However, the board, staff, constitutional of“ cers and county attorney were the only people allowed to participate in the discussion. The board individually explained that they had no intention to eliminate senior service funding. This resolve is all that we wanted. However, it was a pleasure to see the energy and unity among the senior citizens. Their presence expressed much more than anything I could have said. By R.H. Carter The Wakulla Senior Center will present an evening of entertainment Friday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. as the Todd Allen show presents its classic Branson and Las Vegas style entertainment, brought up-to-date, renowned vocal stylings, fun comedy and a voice capable of giving you goose bumps or making you cry. Relive the excitement and energy of oldies rock n roll, country music, even The King!Ž Todd is the ultimate performer and has won numerous awards and talent contests while traveling the country. His good looks and charm, along with his amazing voice, have made him a favorite among young and old alike. Youll sing and laugh your way through his live stage show. His show is family friendly and full of a variety of oldies. The senior center has issued 200 tickets for this show. As this article was being written there were only 30 tickets left. They are only $25 each. Call 926-7145 ext. 221 for your tickets before they are gone. Senior Center celebrates Fourth of July and Christmas in July By DIANE LANTER and TAMARA BYRNESof the Senior Center July was a busy month at the Senior Center. The heat was at its peak outside but it was nice and cool inside. Red, white and blue were the colors of the day as we celebrated our patriotism with waving ” ags, hand clapping music, door prizes and an indoor picnic, complete with homemade ice cream. Flag Day in June and our Fourth of July celebration will be in our hearts until we celebrate again in 2012. Our annual fundraiser, Christmas in July, was very successful and we thank everyone who supported us. Many wonderful items were donated by our supporters and staff for the silent auction. The lucky winners went home with the prizes and smiles on their faces. This event could not have taken place without many of the caring people from this community. Thank you, again, from the staff at the Senior Center. Tamara is back and so are her classes! Yoga on Monday at 10:30 a.m., craft class on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., beading class on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m., and Watercolor on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. All her classes are back on schedule. Qigong, a healing form of exercise, is on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. for the month of August. We are looking for a new time slot for this class so please call Diane at extension 229 if you have a suggestion. Tamaras Gardening Group will meet Aug. 30 (the last Tuesday of the month) at 10:30 a.m. in the garden. We have lots of work to do to get the garden in shape for our fall/winter garden. We need your help. All are welcome! If there are any classes that you would like to have available at the Senior Center, please call 926-7145, extension 229 and let Diane know. Perhaps you have a talent or a skill that you would like to share with others. Senior citizens are important R.H. CarterWakulla County Senior Center SPECIAL TO THE NEWSSenior citizens pack the county commission meeting room at a recent budget hearing as Sheriff David Harvey speaks to the board. Funding for the Senior Center was on the table for possible budget cuts. Symposium set on signi“ cance of Apalachee BayPage 10B As well as yoga and Tamara's other classes, plus Qigong and gardening PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWSTables decorated for lunch at Christmas in July, above, and some of the items up for bid at the silent auction, below. E l v i s i s c o m i n g E l v i s i s c o m i n g Elvis is coming! Elvis is coming! e Todd Allen Show will be held on Sept. 9 as a fundraiser for the Senior Center Only 30 tickets are left for the show, which are $25 each SPECIAL TO THE NEWSTodd Allen will perform at the Senior Center. Hidden warning sign for heart attack and stroke Savvy Senior, Page 3B Retiring? 10 tips for peace of mind AARP, Page 3B


Clubs, Groups, Regular MeetingsThursday, August 25  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 Wakulla County Public Library. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will meet at 7 p.m. at the public library. Contact Anne Ahrendt at 528-0895 or Rachel Pienta at 321-3582 for more information. Friday, August 26  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.  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. Saturday, August 27  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.  ORDER OF CONFEDERATE ROSE MARY C. GWALTNEY CHAPTER will meet at 5 p.m. at the public library. For more information, please call Lisa Morgan at (850) 9261405. Sunday, August 28  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Sunday at 6 p.m. at 54 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville. For more information call (850) 545-1853. Monday, August 29  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 30  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.  CRAWFORDVILLE LION’S CLUB will meet at Beef O’Brady’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 31  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. Thursday, September 1  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.  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. Friday, September 2  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.  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.Special EventsThursday, August 25  BLUES JAM from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the The Frog and The Hummingbird Co. & Butter eld’s Roadhouse in Sopchoppy. The Jams are open to all musicians of all levels. All Jams are free and open to everyone. Donations are gladly accepted. For more information, call (305) 304-2226. Friday, August 26  ACOUSTIC JAM from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Frog and The Hummingbird Co. & Butter eld’s Roadhouse in Sopchoppy. The Jams are open to all musicians of all levels. All Jams are free and open to everyone. Donations are gladly accepted. For more information, call (305) 304-2226. Saturday, August 27  PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be held at Beef ‘O Brady’s in Crawfordville to support NAMI Wakulla and mental health from 7 until 10 a.m. There will be pancake, sausage and bacon plates for $6. Tickets may be purchased by calling NAMI Wakulla at 926-1033, or stopping by NAMI Wakulla’s of ce at 2140 C Crawfordville Highway.  GERMAN BLUES DUO of Georg Schroeter and Marc Breitfelder, winner of the 27th International Blues Challenge 2011 in Memphis, Tenn., will be performing at the Frog and the Hummingbird, Inc. and Butter elds Roadhouse from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested. For information contact Salli Squitieri (305) 304-2226 or frogandhummingbirdco@yahoo.com.  PENNIES FOR PEDIE will be held at Hudson Park from noon to 4 p.m. to raise money for medical costs for Pierre “Pedie” Bar eld who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. An account will be set up at Ameris Bank for anyone who would like to make donations. Family and friends invite everyone to come to Hudson Park to visit Pedie and bring as many pennies as you can. Sunday, August 28  ICE CREAM SOCIAL at 6 p.m. at Wakulla United Methodist Church, 5741 Old Woodville Road.  PORTER FAMILY REUNION will be held at noon at the Shrine Club in Medart. This is the family reunion of Minnie “Tex” and Jonas Porter. A covered dish or desert is requested. A gospel sing will follow so bring your favorite songs and join in. For more information contact Roland Revell at 9623191. Tuesday, August 30  SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNIFICANCE OF APALACHEE BAY will be held at the FSU Marine and Coastal Laboratory on US Highway 98 in St. Teresa from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30. Admission is free and food and beverage costs are $15 per person, payable at the door by check or cash. Seating is limited, so advanced registration is advised either online at FloridaForesight.Org or by phone at 850/984-0663. Upcoming EventsFriday, September 2  GIANT YARD SALE will be held to bene t The Florida Wild Mammal Association at Townsend’s Nads Mini Storage, located at 59 Shadeville Road in Crawfordville, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will also be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. All donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be dropped off at Unit 43 (through August) or brought to the yard sale. For more information about FWMA visit our website at www.wakullawildlife.org.By SCOTT JOYNER Interim Library DirectorFriday Night Movie On Friday, Aug. 26, we are showing an acclaimed “ lm based upon Charlotte Brontes novel, Jane Eyre.Ž This film tells the story of Jane who after a bleak childhood, goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thorn“ eld Hall, she meets the dark, cold and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon “ nds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochesters terrible secret be about to destroy it forever? The “ lm is rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief violent content. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. League of Women Voters Film Showing At their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25, the league of women voters will present a program on voting rights and fair voting laws. Beginning with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., the guest speaker is Ben Wilcox from the League of Women Voters of Florida, followed by a screening of the HBO “ lm, Recount,Ž about the 2000 presidential election. Wilcox will take questions after the “ lm. All are encouraged to attend. Friends of the Library Meeting At 6 p.m. on Thursday. Aug. 25, the Friends of the Library will hold their monthly meeting. The silent auction scheduled for Sept. 23 will be the primary topic. Those interested in promoting and supporting the library are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about the auction or wish to donate some items please contact me at 926-7415. Computer Classes For the next week were offering the following computer classes: Thursday Aug. 25, Computer Basics: Sur“ ng the Internet at 9:30 a.m., Microsoft Word 2007: Formatting Multi Page Documents at 1:30 p.m., and Facebook: Getting Started at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, we have Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Getting Started at 9:30 a.m., Digital Photography: Download and Organize your Photos at 1:30 p.m., & Deal or no Deal: Understanding Daily Deal Websites at 5:30 p.m. On Sept. 1, were offering Computer Basics: Using Email at 9:30 a.m., Microsoft Excel 2007: Getting Started at 1:30 p.m. followed by Social Networking: What Job Seekers Need to Know at 5:30 p.m. All computer classes are free, but require registration. Come by, give us a call or send me an email at scottj@wakullalibrary.org to register. Page 2B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.comLibrary News... Tail Wagger...By JOAN HENDRIXCHAT presidentOn my way back from St. Augustine a couple of weeks ago, my girlfriends and I stopped at a roadside park. It was one of the days when the temperature reached a heat index of 95 degrees. The minute we got out of our car, we felt like we were walking into an oven. We raced back to the car to get the air conditioner turned on to get out of the debilitating heat when we noticed a car parked next to us. Inside that car to our total surprise was a little dog on the front passenger seat panting very rapidly. Unlike humans, dogs can only sweat through their footpads and cool themselves by panting. Also inside the car were two crates, one empty and the second held another pet. All four of the car windows were rolled up. The temperature outside was so hot that even if the windows had been rolled down a little bit, it would not have helped at all. We frantically looked around and saw no one close enough that might be associated with this car and the animals inside struggling for air. So, all three of us separated to look for the owner of the car. After searching for about 10 minutes, an elderly lady came up to the car to leave. We approached her to let her know how close she came to losing her animals. She said that her cat had escaped from the vehicle and she was looking for it. She said she was gone only a minute or two. Im sure she loves her pets, but without the knowledge she needs, those animals in her car could have died while she was looking for her cat. Just how long does it take for a dog or cats temperature to go up before they succumb to heat stroke and it is too late for them? I have learned that a dogs normal temperature falls within the range of 100.5 to 102.5 degrees. In a closed car when the outside temperature is 94 degrees, inside a car with the windows rolled up, the temperature is 114 degrees. It only takes about 10 minutes for the car to heat up enough for your dog to enter the states of heat stroke. There is a study from Stanford University that shows that even on comparatively cool days, such as 72 degrees, a cars internal temperature will rocket to 116 degrees within 60 minutes, and keeping the windows open a crack hardly slows the rise at all. It is much better to leave your pet at home when you have errands to run because most of our business establishments do not allow pets in their stores. It just makes sense to leave them home in an air conditioned environment or at least in the shade, with their water bowl, in your back yard. If you see a pet inside a locked car in the heat of the day, please ask the store manager to announce the situation that you have observed. I have done this several times and I will always be on alert to this type of situation. You too can save a life of a furry friend by being observant as you walk through any parking lot and paying attention to barking dogs in shopping areas. City and County MeetingsThursday, August 25  WAKULLA COUNTY 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. Wednesday, August 31  WAKULLA COUNTY COMMISSION will hold a special meeting on the Public Services Tax at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers. Tuesday, September 6  COUNTY COMMISSION will meet for its regular meeting at 5 p.m. in the commission chambers. Items of interest are public hearings on solid waste management, solid waste special assessment, re MSBU increase and Tourist Development Tax increase. League of Women Voters meeting at 7 p.m. at the public library. NAMI Wakulla pancake breakfast at Beef O’ Brady’s 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ice cream social at 6 p.m. at Wakulla United Methodist Church. County Commission special meeting on Public Services Tax at 5 p.m. ThursdaySaturdaySundayWednesday 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


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Page 3BBy JEAN SETZFANDAARP Vice President A happy and fulfilling retirement means different things to different people. AARP can help you get started with 10 simple (and fun) tips. Step 1: Define Your Retirement Write down your top “ ve goals for retirement. Keep a scrapbook or start a journal but be practical to rule out unnecessary expenses. Step 2: Take stock of your assetsŽ Write down how much you bring home each month, how much you have in the bank and how much you have in your retirement account. Then take the time to list all of your hobbies and skills … many can be turned into real income. Step 3: Evaluate your health … now Schedule your checkups and preventive exams now, from the annual physical to the teeth cleaning. Commit (or re-commit) to eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep and staying mentally sharp with brain games, puzzles and books. Step 4: Determine when to collect Social Security (hint: later is better!) The longer you wait to claim Social Security, the greater the bene“ t for you and your family. AARPs Social Security Bene“ ts Calculator will show you when best to claim: www.aarp. org/socialsecuritybene“ ts Step 5: Network through social media and other means Include a networking strategy in your retirement plan. It may involve joining a community book club you discovered via Facebook or starting a morning meet-up group at a local coffee shop to discuss ideas with other soon-to-be retirees. Step 6: Decide how much you want to work Weigh the pros and cons of working … including how many hours per week now. The sooner you get comfortable with this decision, the more secure you will be in your retirement planning. Visit www.aarp.org/jobs. Step 7: Create a retirement budget Create a retirement budget and do a “ nancial checkup of your investments. The AARP Retirement Calculator can help: www.aarp.org/retirementcalculator. Additional resources are available at www.aarp.org/“ nancialfreedom. Step 8: Find new ways to cut your expenses Saving more now will always make you better prepared for retirement. Start by listing your bills and then “ gure out ways to trim them. Another strategy that works for many people: pay off your smallest debts “ rst, regardless of interest rate, which can give you a sense of accomplishment. Step 9: Prepare for the unexpected Take time to consider how youd pay for minor issues, like a roof leak, to serious ones, like a grave illness. Discuss the big issues with your family or those closest to you. Step 10: Stick to your plan Joining AARPs online community will connect you with others going through the same life changes. The community holds a wealth of information and can be a source of comfort and strength, www.aarp.org/online_community. For more on retirement planning, visit www.aarp. org/readyforretirement. Jean C. Setzfand is Vice President of the Financial Security Team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP. Dear Savvy Senior, I started a walking program a few months ago to help me lose some weight but Ive been having some problems with my legs hurting during my walk, although they feel better once I stop. I thought it was just the fact that I am 63, but my friend was telling me about a leg vein disease called PAD and thinks I may have it. What can you tell me? … Hypertensive HelenDear Helen, The health condition your friend is telling you about is known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and you probably need to be screened for it. Heres what you should know. An under-the-radar condition that affects up to 10 million Americans, PAD happens when the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet become narrowed or clogged over the years with fatty deposits or plaque, causing poor circulation. But you also need to be aware that because PAD is a systemic disease, people that have it are also much more likely to have clogged arteries in other areas of the body like the heart, neck and brain, which greatly increase the risks of heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, PAD goes undiagnosed and untreated way too often because most people that have it experience few, if any symptoms. The most common symptom however is what youre experiencing now: leg pain, especially when walking or exercising but usually disappears after resting for a few minutes. Another reason PAD is underdiagnosed is because many people assume that aches and pains go along with aging and simply live with it instead of reporting it to their doctor. Other possible symptoms to be aware of include numbness, tingling, coldness or skin color changes in the lower legs and feet, or ulcers or sores on the legs or feet that dont heal. Like most other health conditions, the risk of developing PAD increases with age. Those most vulnerable are people over the age of 50 who smoke or used to smoke, have elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, are over weight, or have a family history of PAD, heart attack or stroke. If youre experiencing any of the previously listed symptoms or if youre at increased risk of PAD, you need to be tested by your doctor or a vascular specialist. He or she will perform a quick and painless anklebrachial index test which is done by measuring your blood pressure in your ankle as well as your arm and compare the two numbers. With early detection, most cases of PAD can be treated with lifestyle changes, medication or both. For those with severe PAD, treatment options could be angioplasty (in” ating a tiny balloon in the artery), clot-busting drugs or bypass surgery. Savvy Tips: For more information, visit the PAD Coalition website at padcoalition.org. 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Rick Scott this week found his policies on the receiving end of numerous challenges as the governors calls for less government, privatization and less red tape wound their way through the courts. Meanwhile, the governors quest to bring 700,000 jobs to the state was made both easier and more dif“ cult depending on which economic data you choose to hang your hat on. While unemployment remained uncomfortably high, brisker home sales, slow but steadily increasing state revenue collections and governmentbacked efforts show the states economic engine is at least engaged. BUSY WEEK IN THE COURTS It was a hectic week in legal circles. The Florida Supreme Court early this week ruled that Scott overstepped his legal bounds when he put a hold on proposed agency rules until they could be reviewed by the governors of“ ce. Scott, who in his “ rst act as governor suspended agencies ability to make rules, immediately called the 5-2 opinion nonsensical, while attorneys for a blind woman who sued over the new requirement said the ruling would help preserve the ability of Florida residents to participate in the process by which new regulations that affect them are put into place. The states highest court said that agency rules are largely an extension of legislation, which makes Scotts action a separation of powers issue. Chief Justice Charles Canady and Justice Ricky Polston, disagreed with the majority, saying the constitution gives the governor supreme executive power.Ž If supreme executive power means anything, it must mean that the governor can supervise and control the policy-making choices … within the range of choices permitted by law … of the subordinate executive branch of“ cers who serve at his pleasure,Ž Canady wrote in dissent. Scott faces another challenge next month for his attempts to privatize a hefty chunk of Floridas prison system. A Tallahassee circuit judge, Jackie Fulford, this week scheduled a hearing for September on a motion for summary judgment in the Florida Police Benevolent Associations lawsuit challenging a plan to privatize several state prisons. The PBA is challenging a Scottbacked move to privatize prisons in South Florida, an effort backers say will save millions. Critics including Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, are skeptical of such savings, and got information this week that might make them right … internal documents show the prison system is worried about a $25 million price tag related to corrections of“ cers losing their jobs, payments for things like untaken vacation or sick time. Scott told reporters this week that if the savings dont materialize, the privatization wont be done, simple as that. Meanwhile, a Florida appeals court ruled that agencies must take into account collective bargaining agreements when they look to trim employee health costs. The Second District Court of Appeal this week ruled that the Polk County school district couldnt bypass collective bargaining in imposing insurance changes. JOBLESS RATE REMAINS HIGH, BUT STEADY Floridas 10.7 percent unemployment rate for July was unchanged from an upwardly revised June “ gure. The legion of jobless remains just shy of 1 million as the state claws its way back to economic prosperity. On Friday, the Agency for Workforce Innovation reported that the number of jobs created since Jan. 1 had shrunk from previous estimates, a drop that negatively affects Scotts promise to add 700,000 jobs to the states economy in the next seven years. The drop of 21,200 immediately became fodder for politicians … Democrats quickly put out a statement questioning what happened to all those jobs, jobs, jobs. State employment officials, meanwhile, cautioned that the unemployment rate, which represented a 0.1 percentage point uptick from preliminary June “ gures, was not unexpected as the state crawls its way back from the biggest economic downturn since the 1930s. You need to look at the long term trends,Ž said AWI Chief Economist Rebecca Rust. There will be fluctuations month to month.Ž Tourism-related employment continues to make steady headway while construction jobs remain well below historic levels. A number of the job losses were in the government sector … something that also continued this month. Though their number didnt show up in the July “ gures, 134 workers were laid off from the South Florida Water Management District in the last week, saving the district $9 million in salaries. Included in the group are 20 scientists with an average of 15 years of service. They join 19 scientists who took a buyout in June and several others who found jobs at different agencies or institutions before the layoffs. Unlike construction and water management sectors, the lobbying business appears alive and well. We learned this week from new disclosure “ lings that despite the states economic woes, legislative lobbyists earned as much as $52 million for the quarter ending June 30, up from the $49.3 million spent on lobbyists that same time last year. Lobbying “ rms Gray Robinson, Ron Book, Smith & Ballard and Southern Strategy Group earned the most, with each reporting income of greater than $1 million for the quarter. Speaking of jobs, Associated Industries of Florida this week named insurance lobbyist Cecil Pearce the business groups interim managing director. Pearce replaces the talkative and provocative Barney Bishop, who is stepping down as president at the end of the year. ECONOMIC NEWS Despite jobless rates that have remained higher than national averages since 2008, signs of economic rebirth were there this week if you looked. Favorable interest rates and ample inventory helped boost home sales in July by 12 percent compared to a year ago, with some markets seeing much higher increases. The statewide average belied much heftier increases in some markets. Sales jumped 47 percent in Miami and 57 percent in Tallahassee as buyers appeared to be taking advantage of lower prices in those markets, where median prices fell 8 percent and 10 percent respectively. Statewide, prices held relatively stable, falling 1 percent year to year, from $137,700 to $136,500. Doing its part, the state began a $291 million road project in Jacksonville to be “ nanced by the Florida Turnpike Enterprise and repaid by tolls. The First Coast Outer Beltway project will be one of the “ rst of a series of new projects aimed at jumpstarting infrastructure construction while the economy is slumping, taking advantage of low costs for the work, and … the Scott administration hopes … helping to lower the states unemployment rate. The project is a harbinger of things to come as the state weans itself off fuel taxes to pay for roads. State transportation of“ cials expect to lose $5 billion by the end of the decade in gas tax revenue that traditionally pays for roads, bridges and other infrastructure that connects Floridians. The Florida Transportation Commission found out Tuesday that the effects of improved gas mileage will have an even more immediate impact, reducing 2011 revenue by $24 million and reaching $500 million a year by 2015. Floridas recovery efforts will also get some help from the feds. The state will get nearly $100 million in federal money for small business loans. Meanwhile, BP Oil has, as of this week, paid Florida individuals and businesses more than $2 billion in payouts. But federal of“ cials overseeing the payouts said the going may get tougher for some with more stringent requirements for future payments under the $20 billion program. All is not rosy on the business front. Florida businesses could see an 8.9 percent increase in workers-compensation insurance rates next year, as costs slowly creep up after several years of massive declines. The National Council on Compensation Insurance, an organization that “ les workers-compensation rate requests for the industry, submitted the proposed increase Thursday to state regulators. Businesses were hit with an overall hike of 7.8 percent last year, after enjoying years of rate cuts that stemmed from lawmakers overhauling the system in 2003. POLITICS Lawmakers redrawing Floridas political boundaries took their caravan south this week as they took testimony from interested parties from Stuart to Key West. Given the range of testimony, it will be no easy task. At a Wednesday hearing in downtown Miami, lawmakers got a checklist of sorts, from Cubans and other Latinos to Haitian immigrants to African Americans. Even the gay community called for a seat or two … though the chairman of the Senate committee charged with drawing maps said he doesnt even know how that would be achieved. Former House Speaker Ray Sansom this week “ led an ethics complaint against state attorney Willie Meggs who prosecuted Sansom on corruption charges that were eventually dropped, but only after Sansom lost his job as speaker and had to leave the Legislature. The complaint alleges illegal and unethical behavior by Meggs in pursuing the case by manipulating a grand jury and illegally releasing testimony to the public. Sansom agreed to pay $300,000 to the state after being accused of misappropriating state money in the budget. STORY OF THE WEEK : Gov. Rick Scotts effort to vet all pending rulemaking in a central of“ ce is wiped out by a state Supreme Court majority that said the governor doesnt have the power to meddle in rulemaking in such a way, because thats a legislative function. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: The complaint wont undo what Mr. Meggs did to me. What I do hope it does is prevent Mr. Meggs from doing this to another innocent family,Ž Former House Speaker Ray Sansom in regard to his ethics complaint “ led against State Attorney Willie Meggs. WEEKLY ROUNDUP: (Recap and analysis of the week in state government)Govs rulemaking rule was against the rules, court rules The Wak u l la News F o r l o c a l n e w s a n d p h o t o s For local news and photos w w w t h e w a k u l l a n e w s c o m www.thewakullanews.com


www.thewakullanews.com THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Page 5B Look for the next chapter of The Brass Bell in next weeks edition of The Wakulla news This page sponsored in part by:Written by Cathy Sewell and illustrated by Blaise Sewell of The Curriculum ClosetChapter Two of Six The Expedition Begins Francisco Vsquez de Coronado was a Spanish conquistador who explored the southwestern United States [in] 1540-1542, in search of the Seven Cities of Gold. He had with him hundreds of Spaniards, natives, monks and slaves.Ž … Coronado and the Golden Cities The next morning, Felix jumped out of bed and quickly got dressed. Im going over to Hectors house for the day,Ž he told Grandma. I might just stay the night, too,Ž he added, with his mouth full of cinnamon churros. All right, Felix, but be careful,Ž Grandma said. Felix wondered if she had noticed his overstuffed backpack sitting by the door. Here are a few snacks ƒ just in case,Ž she said with a wink. Yes, she was de“ nitely on to him! He walked out the door, searching through his goodie bag. There were several sandwiches, fruit snacks and Felixs favorite: licorice. Karol was waiting on the steps of the school with an equally full backpack. Hey Felix, are you ready?Ž Hey, you two!Ž Hector startled them both as he jumped onto the concrete wall beside the steps. Unfurling his map, Hector excitedly showed them places where they would stop to eat and rest. A big X marked the spot of the treasure, located in the nearby town of Gallinas. OK … which way, then?Ž Felix asked anxiously. My cousins live in Gallinas and we always drive down Highway 54 to visit them,Ž Karol suggested. Thats the long way!Ž Hector interrupted. Lets just go down Main Street to where it meets the county road. The county road is a straight shot to Gallinas and well save hours of time!Ž Both Hector and Karol looked over at Felix to make the decision. Saving time does sound good,Ž Felix considered, not completely sure he should listen to Hector. The three explorers began walking through town, passing the few shops that lined Main Street. When they reached the intersection of Main Street and the county road, they all hesitated. Here we are … the point of no return.Ž Felix said softly. Quit being such a baby,Ž Hector said, giving Felix a shove. Felix lunged forward onto the county road. He felt a surge of excitement as he imagined himself traveling through the untamed wilderness that Coronado had explored. Karol and Hector immediately joined him on the rough, unpaved road. After several quiet miles, Karol “ nally broke the silence. I brought beef jerky and some trail mix with chocolate pieces!Ž I have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, licorice and fruit snacks,Ž Felix said proudly. But anyone who knew Felix would have guessed there would be licorice in his bag, because of his long obsession with the twisted treat. And I brought a frozen pizza!Ž Hector reached in his bag to show the partially thawed box. Exactly where do you plan on “ nding an oven out here, Hector?Ž Felix laughed. Laugh now, Felix, but youll be asking me for a slice soon enough!Ž Hector said, putting his soggy snack away as they continued walking. Suddenly, the dirt road ended: no stop sign, no turn, no intersection. The three stood at the edge of rocks, sand and grass. Oh, great … now were lost!Ž Karol tried to sound more angry than scared. Hey, no worries!Ž Hector said, pointing west. If we just head across here, well eventually run into Highway 54.Ž Fine, lets go,Ž Felix mumbled, walking across the rocky surface. Its starting to get hot out here.Ž Lets aim for those big rocks and take a lunch break there,Ž Hector suggested. Some of those rocks look a little dangerous,Ž Karol started to say, but she only got out part of her sentence before Felix slipped. Hey, you OK?Ž Hector stumbled over to Felix, who was now ” at on his back. Yeah, Im “ ne,Ž Felix winced. But he wasnt “ ne. His ankle hurt and immediately began to swell. Wh ƒ whats that?Ž Hector started to sway back and forth. Sit down, Hector, before you faint.Ž Karol ordered. Ive got a bandage in my “ rst-aid kit. Let me wrap that up for you, Felix.Ž Thanks, Karol. I think we should go ahead and eat lunch right here,Ž Felix said, sharing his rations with his friends. After they inhaled lunch, Hector was ready to get going. They picked up their trash and prepared to continue their hike. Should we take a siesta?Ž Karol asked. Nope, explorers must push through the pain, vmanos!Ž Felix stood up to show he was strong enough to walk. Find us on


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LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43,1003.32,1003.573,1006.07, 1006.11, 1012.75, Florida Statutes ECONOMIC IMPACT: None REVISION ORIGINATED BY: BethODonnell,AssistantSuperintendent for Instruction REVISION APPROVED BY: David Miller, Superintendent of Schools IFREQUESTEDWITHINTWENTY-ONE (21)DAYSOFTHISNOTICE,AHEARING WILL BE HELD TIME:5:45 p.m. PLACE:Administrative Offices Wakulla County School Board 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida 32327 DATE:October 17, 2011 ACOPYOFTHEPROPOSEDREVISION MAY BE OBTAINED AT COST FROM: Wakulla County School Board Post Office Box 100 69 Arran Road Crawfordville, Florida 32326-0100 August 25, 2011 681 Foreclosure Proceedings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-26-CA FLORIDABANK,aFloridabankingcorporation,assuccessorininteresttoTHEBANK OFTALLAHASSEE,aFloridabankingcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. CRITICALPATHPROPERTYINVESTMENTS,LLC:MERLINM.MITCHELL,JR.; and SUSAN A. ATWOOD Defendants. CLERKSNOTICEOFSALEUNDER CHAPTER45OFTHEFLORIDASTATUTES NOTICEISGIVENthat,inaccordancewith theFinalJudgmentofForeclosuredated August8,2011,intheabove-styledcause,I willselltothehighestandbestbidderfor cashattheWakullaCountyCourthouse, 3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordvivlle, Florida32327,at11:00a.m.onSeptember 8, 2011 the following described property: LOT9INTHETOWNOFSPRING CREEK,ASSHOWNBYPLATRECORDEDONPAGE103OFOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK29OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFWAKULLACOUNTY,FLORIDA.THESAMEBEINGARESURVEYOF THEPORTIONOFBLOCKCŽOFSTEVENS&DYKESSUBDIVISIONNUMBER2 ASRECORDEDONPAGE222-AOF DEEDBOOK33OFTHEPUBLICRECORDSOFWAKULLACOUNTY,FLORIDA. MOREPARTICULARLYDESCRIBEDAS FOLLOWS: LOT 9 BEGINATRE-ROD(MARKED#7160) MARKINGTHESOUTHEASTCORNEROF LOT9OFARESURVEYOFAPORTION OFBLOCKCŽOFTHESTEVEN&DYKES SUBDIVISIONNUMBER2ASPERMAP ORPLATTHEREOFRECORDEDINOFFICIALRECORDSBOOK29,PAGE103OF THEPUBLICRECORDSOFWAKULLA COUNTYFLORIDAFROMSAIDPOINT UCCOSOU COUNTY,FLORIDAFROMSAIDPOINT OFBEGINNINGRUNSOUTH44DEGREES26MINUTES00SECONDSWEST ALONGSAIDRIGHT-OF-WAYBOUNDARY59.85FEETTOARE-ROD(MARKED #7160)THENCELEAVINGSAID RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY RUN NORTH 43DEGREES42MINUTES31SECONDS WEST89.39FEETTOTHEAPPROXIMATEMEANHIGHWATERLINEOFA CANAL,THENCERUNNORTH39DEGREES56MINUTES19SECONDSEAST ALONGSAIDMEANHIGHWATERLINE 60.19FEET,THENCELEAVINGSAID MEAN HIGH WATER LINE RUN SOUTH 43 DEGREES42MINUTES42SECONDS EAST94.11FEETTOTHEPOINTOFBEGINNING. ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTEREST INTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTY OWNER,ASOFTHEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEACLAIMWITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 10th day of August, 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 August 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2007-110-F C DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,ASTRUSTEE,OFAMERIQUESTMORTGAGESECURITIES,INC., ASSETBACKEDPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2004-R9,UNDER THEPOOLINGANDSERVICINGAGREEMENTDATEDASOFSEPTEMBER1, 2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE, Plaintiff, vs. CATHERINECLUSSMANA/K/ACATHERINER.SCHUYLERA/K/ACHATERINER. SCHUYLER;TERRYL.CLUSSMAN;JOHN DOE;JANEDOEASUNKNOWNTENANT (S)INPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECT PROPERTY,


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RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoan OrderResettingForeclosureSaleDate datedthe1stdayofAugust,2011,andenteredinCaseNo.2007-110-FC,oftheCircuitCourtofthe2NDJudicialCircuitinand forWakullaCounty,Florida,whereinDEUTSCHEBANKNATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY,ASTRUSTEE,OFAMERIQUEST MORTGAGESECURITIES,INC.,ASSET BACKEDPASSTHROUGHCERTIFICATES,SERIES2004-R9,UNDERTHE POOLINGANDSERVICINGAGREEMENT DATEDASOFSEPTEMBER1,2004, WITHOUTRECOURSEisthePlaintiffand CATHERINECLUSSMANA/K/ACATHERINER.SCHUYLERA/K/ACHATERINER. SCHUYLER;TERRYL.CLUSSMAN;JOHN DOE;JANEDOEASUNKNOWNTENANT (S)INPOSSESSIONOFTHESUBJECT PROPERTYaredefendants.Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderforcashatthe LOBBYOFTHECOURTHOUSEattheWakullaCountyCourthouseinCrawfordville, Florida,at11:00a.m.onthe8thdayofSeptember,2011,thefollowingdescribedpropertyassetforthinsaidFinalJudgment,to wit: CommenceataU.S.Governmentconcrete monumentmarkingtheNortheastcornerof Section35,Township4South.Range3 West,WakullaCounty,Florida,andthence runNorth89degrees21minutes41secondsWestalongtheNorthboundaryofsaid Section35,adistanceof1243.04feettoan oldConcretemonument,thencerunSouth 00degrees29minutes18secondsWest 2704.77feettoanoldconcretemonument, thencerunSouth02degrees54minutes01 secondsWest1105.84feettoanoldlightwoodhub,thencerunSouth17degrees49 minutes29secondsWest258.53feettoa concretemonument,thencerunSouth31 degrees37minutes42secondsWest 751.06feettoanoldconcretemonument, thenceSouth34degrees26minutes30 secondsWest113.80feettothePOINTOF BEGINNING.FromsaidPOINTOFBEGINNINGthencerunSouth59degrees20minutes29secondsEast419.01feettothe Westerlyright-of-wayboundaryofagraded countyroad,thencerunSouth30degrees 39minutes31secondsWestalongsaid Westerlyrigth-of-wayboundary500.07feet, thencerunNorth59degrees20minutes29 secondsWest452.07feet,thencerunNorth 34degrees26minutes30secondsEast 501.16feettothePOINTOFBEGINNING containing 5.00 acres, more or less. ANYPERSONCLAIMINGANINTEREST INTHESURPLUSFROMTHESALE,IF ANY,OTHERTHANTHEPROPERTY OWNERASOFTHEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEACLAIMWITHIN 60 DA YS AFTER THE SALE. InaccordancewiththeAmericanswithDisabilitiesActof1990(ADA),disabledpersonswho,becauseoftheirdisabilities,need specialaccommodationtoparticipateinthis proceedingshouldcontacttheADACoordinatorat3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,FL32327orTelephoneVoice (850)926-0905notlaterthanfivebusiness days prior to such proceeding. Dated this 2nd day of August, 2011. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sTAMIKA PETERSON AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) August 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-528-CA AMERIS BANK, PLAINTIFF, vs. GORDON T. DARNELL, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENpursuanttoa SummaryFInalJudgmentofForeclosure enteredherein,Iwillselltothehighestand bestbidderforcashatapublicsaleat11:00 a.m.onthe15thdayofSeptember,2011,in thelobbyoftheWakullaCountyCourthouse,3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,Florida32327thefollowingdescribed property: EXHIBIT "A" DEED DESCRIPTION AportionofLot5and6,Block52,Wakulla GardensUnitFiveasrecordedinPlatBoo k 1,page56ofthePublicRecordsofWakulla County,Floridaandbeingmoreparticularly described as follows: Commenceatapinchedironpipemarking TheNorthwestcornerofBlock52ofWaeotestcoeooc5oa kullaGardensUnitFiveasrecordedinPlat Book1,page56ofThePublicRecordsof WakullaCounty,Floridaandthencerun South18degrees36minutes00seconds EastalongtheEasterlyright-of-wayboundaryofBeelerRoad105.91feettoaniron rodandcap(LB7017)markingthePOINT OFBEGINNING.FromsaidPOINTOFBEGINNINGcontinueSouth18degrees36 minutes00secondsEast60.00feettoan ironrodmarkingTheSouthwestcornerof Lot5;thenceSouth18degrees23minutes 42secondsEast50.20feettoanironrod andcap(LS4664)markingTheSouthwest cornerofLot6;ThenceNorth71degrees 46minutes38secondsEast89.93feet alongtheSouthboundaryofsaidLot6to anironrodandcap(LB7017);North18degrees19minutes48secondsWest80.65 feettoanironrodandcap(LB7017)thence North72degrees09minutes02seconds East9.86feettoanironrodandcap(LB 7017thenceNorth18degrees35minutes 56secondsWest30.00feettoanironrod andcap(LB7017);fenceSouth71degrees 33minutes28secondsWest99.99feetto the POINT OF BEGINNING. WITNESSMYHANDandthesealofthis Court on August 11, 2011. INDIVIDUALSWITHDISABILITIESNEEDINGAREASONABLEACCOMMODATION TOPARTICIPATEINTHISPROCEEDING SHOULDCONTACTTHECOURTADMINISTRATORSOFFICE,ASSOONASPOSSIBLE,TELEPHONE:850-926-0905;OR, IFHEARINGIMPAIRED,1-800-995-8771 (TDD);OR1-800-955-8770(V),VIAFLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. BRENT X. THURMON D CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY -sIRVENE KIMBREL AS DEPUTY CLERK (Seal, Wakulla County Cler k of the Circuit Court) August 25, 2011 September 1, 2011 682 Public Sales and Auctions NOTICE OF SALE NoticeisgivenpursuanttoFloridaSelf-StorageFacilityAct,FloridaStatutes,Chapter 83,PartIV,thatABCStoragewillholda salebysealedbidonSaturday,August27, 2011,at2:00PM,at3743Crawfordville Hwy.,Crawfordville,FL32327,ofthecontentsofMiniWarehousecontainingpersonal property of: -----FINAL NOTICE----CASEY GODWIN NELSON WOODS NORMAN McCALLISTER PaymentsmustbemadebeforeSaturday, August27,2011,by12:00noonbeforethe saledateofAugust27,2011at2:00p.m. Theownersmayredeemtheirpropertyby paymentoftheoutstandingbalanceand costbycontactingABCStorageat 508-5177.Orbypayinginpersonatthe warehouse location. August 18, 25, 2011 683 Estate (Probate) Filings IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.:11-45-PR IN RE: THE ESTATE OF COLLEEN CRAWFORD AVERY, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TOALLPERSONSHAVINGCLAIMSOR DEMANDSAGAINSTTHEABOVEESTATEANDALLOTHERPERSONSINTERESTED IN THE ESTATE. YOUARENOTIFIEDthattheadministration oftheEstateofCOLLEENCRAWFORD AVERY,deceased;CaseNo.:11-45-PRis pendingintheCircuitCourtforWakulla County,Florida,ProbateDivision,theaddressofwhichis3056CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville,Florida32327.ThePersonalRepresentativeoftheEstateisROY L.AVERY,III,whoseaddressis78Faith Avenue, Sopchoppy, Florida 32358. Allpersonshavingclaimsordemands againsttheEstatearerequired,WITHIN THREEMONTHSFROMTHEDATEOF THEFIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICEtofilewiththeClerkoftheabove Courtawrittenstatementofanyclaimor demandtheymayhave.Eachclaimmust beinwritingandmustindicatethebasisfor theclaim,thenameandaddressofthe creditororhisagentorattorneyandthe amountclaimed.Itheclaimisnotyetdue, thedatewhenitwillbecomedueshallbe stated.Iftheclaimiscontingentorunliquidated,thenatureoftheuncertaintyshallbe stated.Iftheclaimissecured;thesecurity shallbedescribed.Theclaimantshalldeliversufficientcopiesoftheclaimtothe ClerktoenabletheClerktomailonecopy tothePersonalRe p resentative.All p ersons tothePersonalRepresentative.Allpersons interestedintheEstatetowhomacopyof thisNoticeofAdministrationhasbeen mailedarerequired,WITHINTHREE MONTHSFROMTHEDATEOFTHE FIRSTPUBLICATIONOFTHISNOTICE,to fileanyobjectionstheymayhavethechallengesthevalidityofthedecedentsWill, thequalificationsofthePersonalRepresentative,orthevenueorjurisdictionofthe Court. Dated this 9th day of August, 2011. Larry K. White, Esquire -sLARRY K. WHITE, LL C Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No.: 0195446 1501 East Park Avenue, Suite A Tallahassee, Florida 32301 (850) 577-3230 Telephone (850) 727-4525 Telefax August 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION NO: 11-33-PR PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT PERCY SINGLETARY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TheadministrationoftheestateofRobert PercySingletary,deceased,File11-33-PR ispendingintheCircuitCourtforWakulla 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 August 18, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Frances Casey Lowe, Esq. Florida Bar No. 521450 Guilday, Tucker, Schwartz & Simpson, P.A. 3042 Crawfordville Highway Crawfordville, Florida 32327 (850) 926-8245 Personal Representative: Suzanne Williams Singletary 1445 Meridian Road Thomasville, Georgia 31792 August 18, 25, 2011 684 Miscellaneous Notices NOTICE BrentMeyer,LCSWisleavingATimeto ChangeCounselingCenter,P.A.(2140-B CrawfordvilleHwy)duetorelocatingoutof thearea-effective08/09/2011.Ifyouwere aclientofMr.Meyer's,recordswillremain attheofficeifcopiesareneeded.Mr. MeyerthankshisclientsandWakulla County for their loyalty. August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 MINUTESOFTHEWAKULLACOUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 18, 2011 Themeetingwascalledtoorderbythe Chairman.MicheleBaggettandDod WalkerwererecognizedastheSchool LevelAdministratorsoftheYear.Bothwere congratulatedandpraisedfortheirhard workanddedicationtotheschoolsystem. PamShieldsgaveapresentationonPerforming Arts and Education. ThePledgeofAllegiancewasrecitedwitha prayergivenbyMr.Evans.AllboardmembersandSuperintendentMillerwereinattendance. -MovedbyMrs.Cook,secondedbyMr. Gray to approve the agenda. -Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. -MovedbyMr.Evans,secondedbyMr. Thomastoapprovethefollowingconsent items: 1.-ApprovedMinutesoftheMeetingheld on July 21, 2011 and August 1, 2011. 2.-ApprovedthefollowingEmploymentof Personnel: New Hires: 12 Month Employee Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Cerwin,Joshua-District/MIS-Tech/AT08/01/11-06/30/12 Chipps,Emily-WMS-CustodianPart-time 08/01/11-06/30/12 10 Month Employee Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Adkison, Alisa CES Teacher 2011-2012 Asbell, Jacob WHS Teacher 2011-2012 Brattain,Jessica-SES-VETeacher2011-2012 Brown, Ashley SES Teacher 2011-2012 Crowe, Sean WHS Teacher 2011-2012 Glynn,Shannon-RMS-Teacher2011-2012 Hillmon, Leon RMS Teacher 2011-2012 Jones, Betsy SES Teacher 2011-2012 McCord,Suzanne-SES-Teacher2011-2012 Pafford,William-WHS-Teacher2011-2012 White, Carrie CES Teacher 2011-2012 9 1/2 Month Employee Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Boutwell,Amber-RES-Paraprofessional2011-2012 Callaghan,Samantha-CES-Paraprofessional 2011-2012 Fleming,Tina-Pre-K/WEC-CDA2011-2012 McGlamory,Ronald-RMS-Paraprofessional 2011-2012 Metcalf,Tamara-Pre-K/WEC-CDA…Time Limited 2011-2012 Morgan,Donna-SES-Paraprofessional2011-2012 Pafford,Carrie-Pre-K/WEC-CDA2011-2012 9 Month Employee Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Barkley,Kathy-FoodService-FoodService Worker Full-time 2011-2012 Bushee,Heather-FoodService-Food Service Worker Part-time 2011-2012 Connell,Toni-FoodService-FoodService Worker Full-time 2011-2012 Dugger,Hillari-Transportation-BusAttendant 2011-2012 Harper,Melanie-FoodService-Food Service Worker Part-time 2011-2012 Jackson,Mae-FoodService-FoodService Worker Part-time 2011-2012 Maneth,Cindy-Transportation-BusDriver 2011-2012 Mispel,Nerys-FoodService-FoodService Worker Full-time 2011-2012 Rei,Joni-FoodService-FoodService Worker Part-time 2011-2012 Roach,Carol-Transportation-BusDriver2011-2012 Simmons,Debra-FoodService-Food ServiceWorkerFull-time08/18/11-12/31/11 Slater,Kaila-Transportation-BusAttendant 2011-2012 Tuzenew,Terri-FoodService-FoodService Worker Part-time 2011-2012 Twist,Dale-Transportation-BusDriver2011-2012 Wonsch,Crystal-Transportation-Bus Driver 2011-2012 Transfers: 12 Month Employee Name-PositionFromProgramFrom Position To Program To Term of Service Booth,Wilton-Custodian…PTWMSCustodian … FT WMS 08/01/11-06/30/12 Chipps,Emily-Custodian5hrWMSCustodian 7.5 hr/ WMS 08/11/11-06/30/12 Time Limited 10 Month Employee Name-PositionFromProgramFrom Position To Program To Term of Service Higgins,Matt-ParaprofessionalWHSESE Teacher WHS 2011-2012 Sandgren,Lori-TeacherWHSReading Coach DistrictOffice 2011-2012 SanMiguel,Angela-Paraprofessional WHSTeacher … Temp WHS 2011-2012 Solburg,Jillian-MathTeacherWHSBusiness Ed Tchr WHS 2011-2012 9 1/2 Month Employee Name-PositionFromProgramFrom Position To Program To Term of Service Boland,Brittany-CDA-Pre-K/WECParaprofessional RES 2011-2012 Duncan,Kathy-JobCoachWHSEmployment-WHS-2011-2012-Specialist/Parapro 9 Month Employee Name-PositionFromProgramFrom Position To Program To Term of ServiceBuchleitner,Amy-FSWorker…PTFood ServiceFSWorker-FT-FoodService2011-2012 DeLaPaz,Megan-FSWorker…PTFood ServiceFSWorker-FT-FoodService2011-2012 Smith,Heather-FSWorker…PTFood ServiceFSWorker-FTFoodService2011-2012 Wilson,Tina-Manager…TempFoodService Manager Food Service 2011-2012 OtherPersonnel(includingtemporary,PT& currentemployeeshiredtoasecondposition) Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Allen,Dorcas-FoodService-FoodService Worker Part-time 2011-2012 Amidon,Virginia-CES-Teacher…Time Limited 08/11/11-09/30/11 Burle y, Alena-RES-Teacher…TimeLimuey,eaSeacee ited 08/11/11-09/30/11 Dunn,Lisa-WHS-Teacher…TimeLimited 08/11/11-12/20/11 Franklin,Heidi-WCSBAnnex/AdultEd-Instructor Part-time 08/23/11-12/20/11 Franks,Don-WCSBAnnex/AdultEd-Instructor Part-time 08/11/11-12/20/11 Holt,Joan-WCSBAnnex/AdultEd-Instructor Part-time 08/11/11-12/20/11 Myhre,Judy-WCSBAnnex/AdultEd-Instructor Part-time 08/11/11-12/20/11 Paris,Judy-RMS-Teacher…TimeLimited 09/06/11-11/21/11 PearsonF.Anita-WakullaLibrary/AdultEd Activity Leader 08/11/11-12/20/11 Price,OliveAnnŽ-WCSBAnnex/AdultEdGEDExaminerPart-time08/11/11-12/20/11 Simons,Kylee-CES-Paraprofessional … Time Limited 08/11/11-12/20/11 Smith,PamelaD.-WCSBAnnex/AdultEdInstructor Part-time 08/11/11-12/20/11 Smith,Thomas-CES-Custodian…Time Limited 06/20/11-08/03/11 Solburg,Alaine-SEC/AdultEd-Activity Leader 08/11/11-12/20/11 Weeks,Randall-WHS-Custodian…Time Limited 08/11/11-12/20/11 Supplemental Positions: Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Mitchell,Regina-RES-VolunteerCoordinator 2011-2012 Moore,Sandy-RMS-ActivitiesCoordinator 2011-2012 Pandolfi,Cynthia-SES-VolunteerCoordinator 2011-2012 SummerAppointments(includingpart-time, temporary employees): Name-Program/Center-Position-Termof Service Howard,Moses-Transportation-Mechanic 08/02/11-08/17/11 3.ApprovedthefollowingLettersofResignation: -Carolyn Riggins/effective July 19, 2011 -Michael Sweatt/effective July 21, 2011 -Jamonique Holt/effective July 20, 2011 -Susan Decker/effective August 1, 2011 -Sally Wheeler/effective July 26, 2011 4.ApprovedaLetterofRetirementfromAlbert Marra/effective September 30, 2011. 5.ApprovedIllnessintheLineof Duty/FMLA. 6.ApprovedaLeaveofAbsenceonAshley Hale…effectiveAugust11…December20, 2011. 7. Approved the Disposal of Equipment. 8. Approved Warrants for payment. MovedbyMr.Thomas,secondedbyMr. EvanstoapprovetheSchoolsInternalAccounts Audit. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMrs.Cook,secondedbyMr.Gray toapprovetheWHSfacultyhandbook,the revisedWHSstudenthandbookandthe WHS band handbook. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Gray,secondedbyMrs.Coo k toapprovetheRacetotheTop…LocalInstructional Improvement Systems. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Thomas,secondedbyMr. EvanstoapprovetheResponsetoIntervention handbook revisions. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMrs.Cook,secondedbyMr.Gray toapprovetheElementaryScienceCurriculumRevision…KindergartenthroughFifth Grade. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Evans,secondedbyMr.Gray toapprovetheMiddleSchoolScienceCurriculumRevision…SixththroughEighth Grade. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans,Mr.Gray,andMr.Scott.Voting against the motion: Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMrs.Cook,secondedbyMr.Thomastoapprovethe2010-2011Wellness ProgramChecklist.(SchoolBoardPolicy 2.95) Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Gray,secondedbyMrs.Coo k toapprovethe2011-2012AgreementbetweentheWakullaCountySchoolBoard, CapitalHealthPlan,Inc.,WorldClass SchoolsofLeonCounty,Inc.,andTitus Sports Academy, LLC. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Evans,secondedbyMr.Thomastoapprovethe2011-2012Agreement betweentheWakullaCountySchoolBoard and the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMrs.Cook,secondedbyMr.Gray toapprovethe2011-2012Cooperative AgreementbetweentheNorthFloridaChild Development,Inc.,andtheWakullaCounty SchoolDistrictforHeadStartandEarly Head Start Services. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Evans,secondedbyMrs. Cooktoapprovethe2011-2012Agreement betweentheWakullaCountySchoolBoard CC y and Tallahassee Community College. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Thomas,secondedbyMr. Evanstoapprovethe2011-2012Adultswith Disabilities Grant. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Gray,secondedbyMrs.Coo k toapproverevisionstoschoolboardpolicy 5.341+-UseofTimeOut,Seclusionand PhysicalRestraintforstudentswithdisabilities for advertising. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMr.Thomas,secondedbyMr. Evanstoapprovethefollowingrevisedjob descriptions: 1. Resource Teacher 2. Staffing Specialist 3. School Psychologist 4. Speech/Language Pathologist 5. Teacher, Adult Education 6. Reading Coach 7. Physical Therapist 8. Occupational Therapist 9. Associate Teacher Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. MovedbyMrs.Cook,secondedbyMr. Evans to adjourn. TheregularSeptemberboardmeetingwill beheldonMonday,September12,2011to coincidewiththefinalpublichearingonthe budget.Theboardmeetingwillbestartat 5:45p.m.withthepublichearingonthe budget following at 6: 00 p.m. Votingforthemotion:Mrs.Cook,Mr. Evans, Mr. Gray, Mr. Scott and Mr. Thomas. Anexecutivesessionwasheldimmediately aftertheboardmeetingtodiscussissues pertaining to collectivebargaining.Staffpresent:SuperintendentMiller,Allboardmembers,CFO Randy Beach and Executive Director, Karen Wells. August 25, 2011 687 Invitations to Bid Advertisement Detail WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE & SERVICES Request for Proposal No. 2011-19 Advertisement Begin Date/Time: August 16, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Board Decisions will be available at: 3093 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, FL 32327. SealedresponsesforLiabilityInsurance Coverage&ServicesaddressedtotheWakullaCountyPurchasingCoordinator,at 3093CrawfordvilleHighway,Crawfordville, FL32327willbereceiveduntil2:00p.m.on September6,2011,atwhichtimeallproposalswillbepubliclyopened.Anyresponsesreceivedafterthetimeanddate specifiedwillnotbeacceptedandshallbe returned unopened to the Proposer. Please direct all questions to: Deborah DuBose Phone: 850.926.9500, FAX: 850.926.9006 e-mail: ddubose@mywakulla.com RFPdocumentswillbeavailableat www.mywakulla.comorcanbepickedup atthelocationlistedaboveafter8:00a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Anypersonwithaqualifieddisabilityrequiringspecialaccommodationsatthebid openingshallcontactpurchasingatthe phonenumberlistedaboveatleast5businessdayspriortotheevent.Ifyouare hearingorspeechimpaired,pleasecontact thisofficebyusingtheFloridaRelayServiceswhichcanbereachedat 1.800.955.8771 (TDD). TheBoardofCountyCommissionersreservestherighttorejectanyandallbidsor acceptminorirregularitiesinthebestinterest of Wakulla County. Mike Stewart, Chairman Deborah DuBose, OMB Coordinator August 25, 2011 September 1, 2011 The Wakulla News


Page 10B – THE WAKULLA NEWS, Thursday, August 25, 2011 www.thewakullanews.com The Ecological, Cultural, and Historical Signi cance of Apalachee Bay Tuesday, August 30, 20118:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory US Highway 98, St. Teresa Organizers Sponsors Contributors MaritimeHeritageTourismSymposium a r i t i m e e e e r i t a g g a e g o u r i s m y y y m p o s i u m $15 Per Person for Food & BeverageRegister at FloridaForesight.org or call 850/984-0663 Special to The NewsYouve heard of San Francisco Bay, Tampa Bay, Chesapeake Bay, but what about Apalachee Bay? Yes, it was named for the Apalachee Indians, but what else? What do you know about the events, people, practices and natural forces that have shaped our Big Bend Bay? And, if you wanted to experience “ rst-hand some unique feature of our bay … salt works, seagrass beds, natural springs, seineyards, Spanish quarries, shipwrecks, White Pelicans, Roseate Spoonbills and more … who would take you? On Tuesday, Aug. 30, youll have an opportunity not only to learn about the cultural, historical, and environmental signi“ cance of Apalachee Bay from leading scholars and local experts, but to also help design Maritime Heritage Tours to showcase the bays most compelling features and practices. Funded by grants from the Florida Humanities Council, VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida, the symposium is being organized by Florida Foresight, the Big Bend Scenic Byway and Big Bend Maritime Center. Symposium sponsors include the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Of“ ce of Environmental Education; Florida State University Marine and Coastal Laboratory; Museum of Florida History; Panacea Waterfronts Florida Partnership; St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge; Tallahassee Community College; Tallahassee Museum; University of Florida, Sea Grant Extension Program & IFAS Extension; VISIT Tallahassee; Wakulla County Tourist Development Council; Wakulla Historical Society and The Wakulla News. The Symposium will take place at the FSU Marine and Coastal Laboratory on U.S. Highway 98 in St. Teresa from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Admission is free and food and beverage costs are $15 per person, payable at the door by check or cash. Seating is limited, so advanced registration is advised either online at FloridaForesight.Org or by calling (850) 984-0663. Speakers will include Dr. Felicia Coleman and Dr. Randall Hughes, FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory; Dr. Rochelle A. Marrinan, FSU Department of Anthropology; Kerri Post, VISIT Tallahassee; Harley Means, Florida Geological Survey; Dr. Anne Rudloe, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory and Aquarium; Gibby Conrad, Tallahassee Museum; Dr. Madeleine Carr, historian, San Marcos de Apalachee Historic State Park; David Moody, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge; Pam Portwood, Wakulla County Tourist Development Council; Ronald Fred Crum, Wakulla Fishermens Association; Larry Tucker, boat builder and captain; and Andrew Edel, The Historic Capitol and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. But, it doesnt end in a day. A lasting contribution of the Symposium will be a set of Maritime Heritage Tours of Apalachee Bay that you, your friends and family can enjoy for years to come. Following the Symposium, the organizers, in collaboration with local Green Guides and others, will “ nalize tours to be publicized by Symposium Sponsors and promoted through video podcasts.Special to The NewsThe Florida Public Safety Institute presented the Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce with a third place eagle trophy and equipment points as the WCSO was one of the top agencies in the state competing in the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge. The challenge reviews law enforcement efforts in developing a comprehensive traf“ c safety program to allow the department to make a signi“ cant and positive impact in the community in reducing traf“ c related crashes, injuries and fatalities. The WCSO ranked in the top three in its population category and had a chance to win a drawing for a Challenge vehicle at the Florida Public Safety Institutes July 22 awards ceremony in Orlando. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce Traf“ c Unit was formed on Dec. 24, 2009, by Sheriff David Harvey to provide motorists with a quicker response time to accident scenes while also providing a deterrent against DUI and other traf“ c law violations. The unit utilizes the WCSO road message board to alert motorists of busy weekend saturations of DUI patrols. The unit also aggressively enforces traf“ c laws and issued more than 360 criminal traf“ c citations during 2010, many included drivers who had lost their licenses due to DUIs. The Traf“ c Unit, through the School Resource Of“ cer Program, provided students with an educational program explaining the dangers of driving drunk or drugged, an effort that was born a decade ago. Students are also checked to make sure everyone leaving the high school parking lot is wearing a seatbelt. Underage drinkers have been caught during Party Patrols where deputies address individuals on the road, as well as at remote Apalachicola National Forest locations where teenagers are known to congregate and drink. High school students have been part of the Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience (SIDNE) program where they operate the SIDNE to get a feel for driving a vehicle while impaired. The Traf“ c Unit has met with owners of local drinking establishments to contact the sheriffs office if they have patrons who are too intoxicated to drive and pose a threat to themselves or other motorists. Operations have also been conducted at drinking establishments to make sure none of the establishments are selling alcohol to underage youths. Since its inception, the unit has issued 610 criminal traf“ c citations. WCSO staff has been trained in traf“ c accident reconstruction as well as laser mapping and other specialty training. The unit has also investigated fatal accidents in the county. As a result, the WCSO investigates more than 90 percent of traf“ c crashes in the county. The sheriffs office has worked hard to reduce the number of motorists operating a vehicle without a license or insurance. A recent survey noted that 22 percent of motorists at fault in traffic related fatalities were operating their vehicle on a suspended or revoked driver licenses. Major Maurice Langston attended the awards ceremony along with Capt. Billy Jones and Lt. Dale Evans. Major Langston oversees the WCSO law enforcement operation, Capt. Jones is head of the Traf“ c Unit and Lt. Evans is a homicide investigator. As a third place winner, the sheriffs of“ ce received a large eagle trophy and 11,500 points that can be traded in for the purchase of Traf“ c Unit equipment such as lasers, ” ares and investigative equipment. During the competition, 167 agencies applied for awards in nine categories based on agency size. Only 27 agencies received any type of award. The Wakulla County Sheriffs Of“ ce was the only small sheriffs of“ ce to win an award. Symposium will focus on signi“ cance of Apalachee Bay SPECIAL TO THE NEWSWakulla Sheriffs Of“ ce Major Maurice Langston, Lt. Dale Evans and Capt. Billy Jones accept the award.Wakulla takes third place at law enforcement challenge e event, set for Aug. 30 at FSU Marine Lab, will focus on the events, people and practices that shaped the areaSPECIAL TO THE NEWSThe symposium will offer a view of the cultural, historical and environmental signi“ cance of Apalachee Bay. A shot of sunset on the bay. GIANT YARD SALE Dedicated to the rescue & rehabliltation of injured and orphaned wild mammals and birds Thurs. Sept. 1 • 8am 3pm Fri. Sept. 2 • 8am 3pm Sat. Sept. 3 • 8am 1pm AtTownsend’s Nads Mini Storage, 59 Shadeville Rd., CrawfordvilleDonations can be dropped at Unit 43 (thru August) or brought to the yard sale For more information about FWMA visit our website: www.wakullawildlife.org 100% of contributors are retained by FWMA for use in pursing our mission. ALLDONATIONS GREATLYAPPRECIATED ALLDONATIONS GREATLYAPPRECIATED GIANT YARD SALE

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