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  • Purvis Brothers and Encore at Sopchoppy Opry

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Hello, country music fans!  
    It’s show time again at the Sopchoppy Opry on Saturday night, August 26 at 7 p.m. in the historic Sopchoppy High School Auditorium!
    The 18th season of Sopchoppy Opry begins with more fantastic music!
    The Opry’s own South Bound Band and very special guests, the Purvis Brothers and Encore, will perform.

  • Wakulla 4-H has a club for many different interests

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    Fall is here and that means Wakulla County’s 4-H Programs are back in full swing!
    Wakulla County 4-H (it stands for HEAD, HEART, HANDS and HEALTH) has several active clubs that kids can join.
    Do you love horses? Want to know everything about them? The 4-H Horsemasters Club is for you!
    You don’t have to own a horse to join this club. Become a horsemaster and learn everything there is to know about horses!

  • St. Elizabeth Craft Fair welcomes artists

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    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is having their 5th annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    We wish to showcase our local, creative craftspeople and artists who offer unique creations such as children and teen clothing, jewelry, quilts, painted gourds, holiday decorations, honey, jellies, bake sale items, and sewn, knitted and crocheted items.
    It’s a great time to find a special and unique gift and to start your Christmas shopping. It’s never too early!

  • Memorial ride for Robert Goff

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    A memorial motorycle ride has been set for a local man killed in an accident near the Crawfordville Wal-mart this month.
    Robert Goff, 52, was traveling northbound on Crawfordville Highway on his Harley-Davidson mtorcycle around 11 p.m. Aug. 13.
    A car exited the Wal-mart northbound entrance and entered the right of way. Goff struck the vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center.

  • Cauzican fundraiser

    Whitney Davis holds the portrait of Surf Dog next to the artist who painted it, Bonnie Pray-Brunow. Davis was winning bidder on the painting in a fundraiser for Cauzican Care local animal rescue. The artist and Tony Moore, below, presented checks totaling $330 to Cauzican’s Bonnie Brinson. Moore, owner of Pet Stop in Crawfordville, matched the winning bid as a donation. Surf Dog is a stray who runs along Wakulla roads and has come to serve as a mascot for animals in need.

  • Upcoming Events August 24 - 30

    Thursday, August 24

    • OPEN GYM PICKLEBALL from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wakulla Community Center, 318 Shadeville Rd. in Crawfordville. For ages 12 and up. $2. Open gym for self-organizing pickleball.

    • VFW provides free bread to veterans & family on Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon.

    • Coastal Optimist Club meets every Thursday at noon at Posey’s Steam Room in Panacea.

  • Wakulla Cub Scouts enjoy Jellystone Park

    By LUANN DOUGH
    PACK 5 SECRETARY

    Wakulla County Cub Scouts Pack 5 joined Yogi and Boo-Boo at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Madison, Florida recently.
    The Cubs and their families enjoyed a relaxing weekend of “camping” and  fun on Yogi’s water slide and lazy river. They challenged their strength and agility on the new water obstacle course.

  • Low Country Boil

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    Mark your calendar for the Low Country Boil at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church!
    DATE: Saturday, Aug. 26.
    LOCATION: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Parish Hall,                         3609 Coastal Highway, Crawfordville.
    TIME: 4 to 7 p.m.
    COST: $10/person or  $25/family.

  • Silver Belles mark Firehammer’s 90th

    “We’re going to have your hearing aids checked,” said Lynn Marie Firehammer to her mother Marilyn. Instead, they arrived at Laura Hudson’s home so the Silver Belles could celebrate Marilyn’s 90th birthday. Gail Quinton crowned her with a tiara while the Belles sang “Happy Birthday.”
    The Silver Belles sing for the Senior Center, veterans and other events around Wakulla. “We just had to show Marilyn how much we love and appreciate her!” said Director Reba Mason.

  • Purple Willie Jam III is Saturday

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    Purple Willie Jam III, an evening of great, live, local music, is a fundraiser for the Tallahassee Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Now in its third year, it will be held Saturday, August 19 at Krewe de Gras Mid-Town Tavern (1304 N Monroe St).
     Doors open at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the Fried Turkeys begin the music with, “greasy, hippie, roots, country.”
    Hal Shows and D’amnesiacs bring “surreal verse wedded to rock and roll” to the stage at around 9.