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  • Cub Scouts in Pack 5 go through ranking ceremony

    BY LINDA ANN McDONALD
    News Correspondent

    Cub Scout Pack 5 conducted their ranking ceremony at Crawfordville United Methodist Church on Monday, May 15.
    Ranking up ceremony is completion of their Scouting disciplines, similar to an academic graduation.
    The Tiger Den consists of first graders Robert Boddie, Jason Grimes II and Hunter Kerns. Their Den Leader is Jason Grimes Sr. Accomplishments include safe playing, how to ride bicycles safely and first aid.

  • About 300 attend Build Your Bucket event

    BY LINDA ANN McDONALD
    News Correspondent

    More than 300 people attended the Build Your Bucket Event at the Wakulla Library on Saturday, May 13.

  • Miss Wakulla County and her court crowned

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Kalynn Woodward was crowned 2017 Miss Wakulla County on Saturday, April 29 at the Wakulla High School Auditorium. Woodward was sponsored by the Magnuson Hotel and competed against 10 other young ladies in the areas of scholastic and community achievement, personal interview, personal introduction, personal style, evening gown and finalist question.  
    Morgan Gray was 1st runner-up, Madison Fountain was 2nd runner-up, Bethany Thomas was 3rd runner-up, and Ava Rhodes was 4th runner-up.  

  • Carrabelle hosts Civil War program

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS
    CARRABELLE - The Carrabelle History Museum presents “The Civil War: Loss & Peril on the Forgotten Coast” on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Upstairs Meeting Room at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Avenue (US 98) in Carrabelle.
    Come discover another compelling story about the loss and perils of the Civil War along the Forgotten Coast with historian and author, Dale Cox. There is no admission fee for this program.

  • Ladies Learning to Lead hold forum May 20

    TALLAHASSEE—Ladies Learning to Lead (L3) will end their 7th Annual Leadership Conference with their third Community Leadership Forum on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium in the Oglesby Union at Florida State University.
    The purpose of the Forum is to inform the community of the needs girls face in middle and high school. Girls from several youth organizations, including L3, will serve on the panel to discuss the issues that are important to them.

  • Lyle Evans is 103

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    On May 1 Lyle Evans celebrated his 103rd birthday.
    Born in Oneida, N.Y. on May 1, 1914, Lyle was the oldest of seven children born to Walter C. and Pearl Covey Evans.
    His father was a printer and Lyle learned the trade. Over the years he worked in Tarpon Springs, Jacksonville and New York before moving to Shadeville and working at Buckley Newman commercial printers in Tallahassee.
    Lyle later became a Baptist preacher, and he still preaches and attends Southwood Baptist Church in Tallahassee.

  • Summer Camp Schedule

    List includes programs offered all summer long, as well as monthly events.

  • Public invited to ‘push-in’ of new firetruck

    Special to The News

    Wakulla Fire Rescue invites the public to a Push-In Ceremony to celebrate the arrival of the Department’s new fire engine on Monday, May 15 at 9 a.m. at Fire Station 8, 88 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville.
    The tradition of “pushing” a new truck into the firehouse dates to the 1830s, when fire departments used horse-drawn equipment which was difficult to back into the fire house.

  • Recycling bins to be celebrated

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Keep Wakulla County Beautiful invites you to join them, along with representatives from Zephyrhills Water and the City of St. Marks, for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 18 at 11 a.m at St. Marks River Park in St. Marks.
    The ceremony will mark the reception of recycling bins to be placed at Wakulla River Park and the St. Marks River Park boat ramp.
    Keep Wakulla County Beautiful is excited to be working with Zephyrhills, which has provided 30 permanently mounted recycle bins around Wakulla County parks.

  • Republican Women meet May 16

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    The May meeting of the Wakulla Republican Women’s Club will be Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Wakulla Springs Lodge in the Cypress Room.
    The Club holds an open meeting and encourages anyone (women and men) who may be interested in joining to attend. Dinner will be available from the menu and the business meeting usually lasts about an hour. For more information call 508-9650.