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  • Eden Springs holds flag ceremony

    By LINDA ANN MCDONALD
    News Correspondent

    Eden Springs received a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.  
    The flag was flown for the Veterans at Eden Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the request of Sen. Bill Nelson.
    Veterans, guests and staff within the facility displayed their American pride by donning patriotic attire, paying tribute to their country while watching the ceremony procedures.

  • Library News August 17th

    the world a door opens to allow in more light.” –Vera Nazarian
    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Thursday, August 17
        Wake Up with Yoga 9:30 a.m.
        Dungeons and Dragons 3 p.m.
        Kid’s Coding 4 p.m.
        Open Genealogy Lab 5 p.m.
        Wakulla One 6 p.m.
    Friday, August 18
        Quilting Guild 9 a.m.
        Crafter’s Guild 9:30 a.m.
    Saturday, August 19

  • Upcoming Events August 17- August 25

    Thursday, August 17

    • PICKLEBALL from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Center. Instructions on how to play the game are available. Bring $2 to help with monthly rental of the space.

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

    • V.F.W. Post 4538 Bingo! Funds support our local veterans. Libations & snacks available for purchase. Early Birds 6 p.m., Regular Birds 7 p.m. 475 Arran Road.

  • DOT road work underway in Wakulla

    From Florida DOT

    Drivers are reminded to practice caution while traveling in and around work zones in Wakulla County:
    • Construction activities have begun on the U.S. 98 from U.S. 319 to Davisville Way multi-use path. Drivers can anticipate temporary delays as trucks enter and exit the corridor as work takes place alongside the roadway.
    • Sidewalk construction work is complete on Wakulla Arran Road from Oak Street to Crawfordville Road and on Oak Street from Wakulla Arran Road to Windy Court.

  • Surf Dog captures hearts

    Meet Surf Dog, Wakulla’s answer to Forrest Gump.
    The stray yellow mutt has been running from one end of the county to the other for at least several months. And just like the movie character, the more he runs, the more fans he makes.
    “His spirit is inspiring,” said Morgan Lawrence, who created a Surf Dog Facebook group a few days ago, which as of print had 607 members and growing. “The love he has created between people of the community is heartwarming.”

  • Library News August 10th

    “With every book, you go back to school.”
    – John Irving

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Thursday, August 10
        Wake Up with Yoga 9:30 a.m.
        La Leche Support Group 10:30 a.m.
        Dungeons and Dragons 3 p.m.
        Open Genealogy Lab 5 p.m.

    Friday, August 11
        Quilting Guild 9 a.m.
        Introduction to Sewing 9:30 a.m.
        Homeschoolers 2 p.m.

  • Upcoming Events August 10- August 18

    Thursday, August 10

    • PUBLIC SCHOOL BEGINS.

    • TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Wakulla Welcome Center, 1493 Coastal Highway, Panacea.

    • PICKLEBALL from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Center. Instructions on how to play the game are available. Bring $2 to help with monthly rental of the space.

  • Schools will alter release times for solar eclipse

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    On Monday, Aug. 21, due to the solar eclipse tracked to be at its peak in Wakulla County at 2:42 p.m., there will be a modified public school release schedule.
    For student, staff, and transportation safety, the schedule for student release (buses and parent pickup will be:   
    • 11:30 a.m. for Wakulla Institute (all District programs).
    • 12 noon for Wakulla High School.
    • 12:20 p.m. for Riversprings and Wakulla middle schools
    • 3:45 p.m. for Wakulla Pre-K.

  • Weekly & Monthly Events July 27th

    WEEKLY &
    MONTHLY EVENTS

    Mondays
    • FREE RESPITE DAYCARe at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch, snacks and social group therapy provided. For info call Pat 984-5277.
    • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the first Monday of each month at Lake Ellen Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m.

    Tuesdays

  • Library News July 27th

    “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
    – William Butler Yeats

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Thursday, July 27
    Wake Up with Yoga 9:30 a.m.
    STEAM Team 2:30 p.m.
    Dungeons and Dragons 3 p.m.
    Open Genealogy Lab 5 p.m.
    Summer Performer Animal Tales 7 p.m.

    Friday, July 28
    Quilting Guild 9 a.m.
    Homeschoolers 2 p.m.
    Free Friday Movie 7p.m.

    Tuesday, August 1
    Open Computer Lab 5 p.m.