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  • CareerSource helps paint Wakulla pink

    By KAREN WELLS
    Special to The News

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Wakulla CareerSource Capital Region office in Crawfordville, including our partners the Capital Area Community Action Agency and the Early Learning Coalition, all helped to paint Wakulla County pink on Thursday, Oct. 4.
    The public was cheerfully invited to visit our pink lemonade stand and enjoy pink cake pops, pink sugar cookies, pink rice krispie treats, pink blondies, and candy kisses, all on pink plates in pink cups and pink leis.

  • Jodee Lewis set to perform at New Posh

    By DEBBIE DIX
    Special to The News

    Award winning singer/songwriter Jodee Lewis was raised on Honkey Tonk and Folk music while growing up in the Missouri Ozarks.  Her recently released album, Buzzard’s Bluff, has received positive reviews, and she will be sharing her music at New Posh, this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
    Musician, Laura Joy (vocals, guitar), will be opening up the show for the first set before Lewis takes the stage.

  • Hospice thanks pharmacies

    Special to The News

    Winn Dixie’s pharmacy crew, above, received donuts from Kate Davis with Big Ben Hospice on Pharmacy day. Davis delivered donuts to all of the pharmacies in the county, as well as Publix on the corner of Capital Circle S.W. and Crawfordville Highway.

  • Wakulla dads, male figures take kids to school

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News
     

    On Sept. 26, the Florida Department of Education promoted the fourth year of “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.”
    ºThe goal is to encourage fathers and male role models to take an active role in their child’s education.
    The FLDOE Office of Family Engagement, citing over 30 years of research, “supports emphasis on engaging fathers as a means of increasing student achievement.”  

  • KWCB poster contest winners announced

    Tammie Nason, executive director of Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, with the winners of the Hazardous Waste Poster Contest: Wakulla High School students Elizabeth Helson, first place, Jaleah Keaton, second place, and Makenna Roddenberry, third place.

  • Holland is Lion of the Year

    Special to The News

    Sopchoppy Lions Club President, Arlene Vause, presentsed Lion Christie Holland with the 2018 Lion of the Year Award. Lion Christie serves as Secretary for the club. She diligently works to help meetings and projects run smoothly. She prepares reports for the club but always has time to remember get well cards for members when needed, all with a smile on her face.

  • Revell family reunion continues for 69th year

    Special to The News

    The Children of James Alexander Revell, Celia Strickland Revell, and Laura Clemons started the Revell reunion in 1949 at the home of Charlie and Dollie Revell.
    This Tradition has continued, You and your family are invited to attend the annual Revell reunion at the Sopchoppy City Park on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

  • NJROTC shrimp fry is Oct. 5

    Special to The News

    The Wakulla High School NJROTC will have its 26th annual shrimp fry fundraiser before the Wakulla High School football game against Leon High School on Friday, Oct. 5. For a $10 donation, you can enjoy a delicious shrimp dinner, provided by Posey’s Up the Creek Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased from a cadet prior to the event or at the gate.

  • Public library cards issued at open house

    By LAURA LAWHON
    Special to The News

    This year, Wakulla Middle School partnered with Wakulla County Library during Open House to help more student access books across the county.
    This effort was made possible when Laura Lawhon, the school’s media specialist reached out to Rebecca, from the public library, who agreed to issue family library cards as an effort to reach more people in the community.
    During Open House, more than 75 families inquired about services that the public library offers and 25 families were issued library cards.

  • Operation Santa hosts Bingo

    Story and photos by
    LINDA ANN McDONALD

    The Wakulla Senior Center hosted the fund-raising kickoff event for Operation Santa with a standing room-only Bingo game on Saturday, Sept. 29.