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  • VFW to hold fish fry on Oct. 16

    Many people in the community are not aware of what the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Warfare) or the Women’s Auxiliary do or what they stand for. Many are also not aware that the community has a VFW post located off of Arran road.

    The VFW is made up of veterans who spent years fighting for our freedom in foreign  countries surrounded by unfamiliar faces. These soldiers now fight on their home turf to help fellow veterans, soldiers and the community. 

  • Hall receives military promotion

    Barry Hall, stationed at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk,Va., aboard the USS James E. Williams(DDG95), was promoted to chief petty officer in a ceremony on Sept. 16. 

    Chief Petty Officer Hall started his career with the Navy in Oct. 1999. He was aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Aircraft Carrier during the Persian Gulf Tour. He spent several years with Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4) working on assault craft being sent back to the troops overseas. He served on the USS James E. Williams (DDG95) while the ship was on escort duty through the Suez Canal.

  • Rehearsals begin for Messiah

    The first rehearsal for Wakulla Community Theatre’s Christmas presentation of Handel’s Messiah will be held Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Sopchoppy United Methodist Church, 10 Faith Avenue.

    This will be the WCT’s 10th production of the beloved classic, under the direction of Reba Mason.“We welcome all who love to sing to participate,” Mason said.

  • Providing food - and fighting hunger - is a major effort of the senior center, and not just for seniors

    There are many issues that are very important to the older population across America. We have written articles about accessibility to our community, mobility barriers that exist in our homes, isolation and loneliness, public transportation, exercise of mind and body and the list goes on.
    All these issues and many more are integral components of “Communities for a Lifetime, “which recognizes the personal and social benefits of senior citizens living in their homes as they grow older.

  • Runners asking for help to reach goal

    Two Crawfordville residents, Jessi Morgan and Aida Torres, are members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) TEAM in Training (TNT) program.
    On Jan. 8, 2011, they will be participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon.

  • Keeper proposes at Lighthouse

    Kathleen Blankenbaker and Andrew Edel announce thier engagement.
    She is a receptionist at Eden Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Crawfordville, and enjoys spending her time volunteering and giving of her time to the elderly.
    Edel is a retired veteran of the Air Force and has spend most of his life in Tallahassee. He is a historian and projects manager at the Old Capitol Museum in Tallahassee.
    He is known as “The Lighthouse Keeper” at St. Marks and ranger at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge.

  • Pender and Taylor to wed

    Desirae Nicole Pender, of Lake City, will marry William “Trey” Taylor of Crawfordville.
    The bride’s parentsw are Denise Wood and Timothy Pender of Lake City.
    The groom’s parents are Billy and JoAnn Taylor of Crawfordville.

  • Smith celebrates 89th birthday

     Harold Smith was the pharmacist in Crawfordville for 30 years, retiring in the 1980s. He was then a local fixture, as he could be seen walking between his home and the post office, a routine he kept up for decades. He is a little less mobile these days, but still makes it out to his mailbox. Above, he enjoys his 89th birthday at his home on Aug. 25 with two of his granddaughters, Glen Jolie Smith and Sarah Claire Smith.

  • CHAT, Optimists plan fashion show fundraisers

    The fashion show will support homeless pets

    Local models will be hitting the catwalk to help four-legged felines, canines and other homeless pets.

    Maurices will host a fashion show on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2000 Crawfordville Hwy, suite B. The show starts at 7 pm., and will feature models wearing maurices’ fall fashions. The goal is to raise support for animal shelters and help increase pet adoptions.

  • Baxter to marry Slusher

    Jessica Baxter and Johnny Slusher plan to marry on Oct. 16 on St. George Island.

    They are both from Crawfordville.

    The bride’s parents are Diana and John L. Sutton and Buddy Baxter, all of Crawfordville.

    The groom’s parents are Wanda and Bob Champagne of Crawfordville and Mark Slusher and Lisa Andrusco of International Falls, Minn.

    The bride’s grandparents are Bonita and Mike Lambert of Crawfordville, the late Clarence E. Baxter and George and Carole Esslinger of Titusville.