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Quarterly Open Member Meeting at Deerlake Middle School @ 7pm First Day of School—Leon County schools


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2013 Board of Directors

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Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Patriot Day Yom Kippur begins at sundown Deadline to submit nominations for Board of Directors election First day of autumn

(Elected by general membership)

Directors Trina Searcy, President Tom Martineau, Treasurer Joe Barnett, Director Mark Worley, Director

Mark Reichert, Vice President Joanie Trotman, Secretary Dan King, Director

Administrative Staff Nancy C. Johnson Anne Marshall Gregory Durant

Operations Director, Bookkeeper & Editor Office Manager Field Manager

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. T: 850-668-3231 | F: 850-894-1477 E: 7110 Beech Ridge Trail, Tallahassee FL, 32312 Corporate Records are available upon written request. If you haven’t already, register your information with our NEW website if you wish to continue to receive resident email alerts from the association office. Directions to do so are directly beside the registration box located on the ‘Contact Us’ page. Thank you!

Cover Photo Contest Photographer: Ron Olsen

This was day one of my new camera Nikon D7000 photo shoot. My son and I went to Tekesta Park, and this image caught my eye. My favorite part is his one sagging sock, and the depth of field.Did you know that your photography could be showcased on our cover? If you have a photo you would like to submit for consideration, simply send it to All photos should be highest available quality {at least 300dpi} to be considered. All entries will be reviewed by the Editor, the Assistant Editor and a Board Member. The selected photo will appear on an upcoming issue of the “Lakes View” Magazine. It would be helpful if you could share a personal story along with the photo. Call our office at (850) 668-3231 if you have any additional questions. We look forward to “showcasing” your photo submissions!

Important Phone Numbers

Fire Department Dispatch (non-emergency situations only)


Talquin Electric (ex: Light out on your street) (Bradfordville office):


Outages (24-hour service):

(1-888) 802-1832

Leon County Sheriff ’s Office Dispatch:

922- 3300

Leon County Public Roads (Limbs & Trees on KL roads):



(1-800) 432-4770

Animal Control


Leon County Mosquito Control


Waste Management

574- 3000

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The people who the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are people who have tried the most. – ANONYMOUS

Editor’s Note


can’t believe it is August and soon it will be “Back to School” time. Drivers, please slow down and be extra careful, as sometimes kids dart across our roads. Yes, traffic will again pose delays in the mornings and many of us may be tardy to work because of it. The KLHOA board and staff are still devastated by the death of our very dear friend, former board member and author of the “Bean Counter’s Corner”, Dick Thoma. Dick passed away on June 3rd. Please read Mark Reichert’s tribute to Dick on page 21. It will soon be time to cast your vote for the 2014 board of director’s nominees. If you think you could devote some of your time once a month to attend board meetings, usually from 7pm to 9pm, please consider “throwing your hat into the ring” by submitting your nomination form by September 20. You will find a downloadable form on our website at As a member of the board you become a “voice” for the residents. You follow the board’s mission statement and participate in many tough decisions that need to be made. Some of you had a preview of our board members negotiating a tough issue at the May Quarterly Open Member meeting. This meeting was headlined by representatives from Summit Group, which is developing the parcel formerly known as the “Hunt Club” property. Also present were representatives from the County, who gave updates on the Stormwater projects for Units 1, 2 & 3. County discussions also included the Beech Ridge Trail road extension project and the proposed roundabout for Kinhega Drive. Many of our neighbors from McBride Point Road, Standing Pines and Duck Cove Road attended, as they will be impacted by this development proposal, too. At times discussions became quite heated, and even a few verbal insults were thrown. The next Quarterly Open Member meeting will be August 13th in the cafeteria at Deerlake Middle School. The meeting will be conducted by the KLHOA board. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate, but we ask that you keep your comments and questions brief, as there will be a three-minute time limit per resident. The meeting will commence at 7pm. Please try to attend if you can. Meeting signs will be posted throughout the community. Hope to see you there!

Nancy C. Johnson Operations Director, Bookkeeper & Editor Be sure to register as a member at


Bryan's Brief Well our monsoon season is definitely in full swing. It’s great that the drought has ended and good to see all the flowers blooming, but the rain is definitely taking a toll on County resources associated with public property maintenance and stormwater issues. I’m honored to share with you that I was elected as the President of the Florida Association of Counties and our County Attorney Herb Thiele was elected for the fourth time as President of the Florida Association of County Attorneys. We’re working closely with the sixty seven counties in Florida preparing to respond to and mitigate any State and Federal legislation that could have negative impacts, especially on our county, and the other residents of the State. I welcome any suggestions you may have as proposed legislations are announced. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be fine tuning the FY14 budget proposal. The Budget Workshop ratification agenda item can be found at meeting_date=7/9/2013&item_type=0. It is an add on and Item 29 is actually located at the top of the page – Click on Item 29 Ratification of Budget Workshop.

Budget Workshop Ratification of Solid Waste Collection – We heard you on the solid waste mandatory universal collection and at the July 9th Commission meeting, we authorized abandoning a mandatory universal solid waste collection service and implemented a fee structure for use of the Rural Waste Service Centers (RWSC) intended to eliminate the general revenue subsidy. The rates are as follows: a flat rate of $10 a month for unlimited use; a usage fee of $2 per bag; $2 per use for yard debris, and $4 per use for bulky materials. The Board also authorized the closure of the Blount RWSC. We asked staff to bring back a mid-year status report regarding how the RWSCs were functioning under the new pay system and the amount of usage by the residents served by the centers. Of course, the budget will not be final until after the public hearings in September but I do not anticipate changes at this time. Bannerman/Bull Headley Rd Update – our contractor began work again the first week of June after school ended and we are on target to complete the project in August before school starts. Thanks for your patience. I’m looking forward, as I know all of you are, to ending my briefings on this project and get this intersection up and running again.

Killearn Lakes Unit 2 Stormwater Project Improvements – I’ve been looking forward to telling you that we have the permit issues resolved on this project and we should begin work within the next 60 days. The work should take from six to nine months to complete. You can find more information on this project


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July-August 2013 at _date=7/9/2013&item_type=0 and scroll to Agenda Item 25. Your Homeowner’s Association has a plat of the area where work is scheduled.

Bannerman Rd Widening Project and Thomasville/Proctor Rd Recreation Property – great news – the revised Sales Tax Committee’s proposed project list has the Northeast Connector Corridor: Widening of Bannerman Road listed as number 26. The proposed northeast park project is listed as number 48. Both are in the first tier of proposed projects – a very good place to be. The list is still subject to change, but at least we’re being considered now for funding. For more information, go to AgendaandMinutes and scroll down to the June 13 meeting information.

Proposed Bannerman/Thomasville Rd Development – The first of two public hearings was held July 9 on a proposed development agreement for Bannerman Rd project. There will be at least five to six more public hearings on this development over the next year. I encourage all of you to read the agenda item to become more familiar with this project and please let us know if you have questions. Thanks to all of the neighborhood leaders who are taking the time to review the item to understand and work with the developer and staff on issues. To review the agenda item, go to view2.asp? meeting_date=7/9/2013&item_type=0 and scroll down to Item 33. Orchard Pond Toll Road – The Orchard Pond Toll Road is progressing through the review process. At the July 9th County Commission meeting, the first and only public hearing was held on a proposed agreement that details the construction and ultimate transfer of the roadway to the County. More information on this item can be found at coadmin/ agenda/view2.asp?meeting_date=7/9/2013&item_type=0; agenda Item 34. It is truly a privilege to serve as your District IV Commissioner and I commit to you that I will continue to do the best job I can in representing you and our community. As always, I welcome your input and appreciate all of you who act as my eyes and ears in the District. Many of the improvements we’ve already made, or are currently working on, came from citizen suggestions or observations. As you plan for your neighborhood/homeowner’s association meetings, please let me know the dates and times so that I may join you. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns, or 606-5364.

Bryan Desloge

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Seven Oaks Celebrates IndependenceDay By Barbra Crumpacker

Chance Holt at Flowers Bakery and ice donated by Bradfordville Shell, while the neighbors joined together and provided drinks, chips and desserts. We thank Mr. Young Shin again this year for his superb grilling skills, and the Boyd’s for carrying on the tradition of allowing us to gather at their house to start and finish the Despite the looming rain clouds and questionable parade - as they have for so many of the past 20 forecast, we were thankful the celebration was years. Sharlene Turner, able to go as planned… Angel and Woody Estep, Dave Roberts, Kathi Estep all contributed in organizing, setting up and serving hot around the Copperfield Circle on decked out bikes, wagons, golf dogs and drinks. We thank Sean and Sharlene Turner and The Estep carts, and strollers or just good ole feet. The Bradfordville Volunteer family for distributing flyers and to Bob Fink who again donated 500 Fire Department were disappointed by not being able to kick off our color copies this year. We also thank all those who have been involved parade this year due to a heavy call volume, but our good neighbor, in the past with this Seven Oaks tradition. Russ Schneider, grabbed his police car, turned on the sirens and got Despite the looming rain clouds and questionable forecast, we the parade moving. As always, our men in uniform stepped up in a were thankful the celebration was able to go as planned and the last time of need. Young Uncle Sam, portrayed by Henningsen, and Little Miss hot dog was handed out mere minutes before the sky opened. Thanks also to all our neighbors who joined us in celebrating our country Firecracker showcased their best parade waves while riding in the and community. Please look for information about next year’s parade patriotic convertible Mustang decorated and driven by Bob and on the Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association website and the Seven Eileen West. Halfway around the trek, parade goers quenched their Oaks Killearn Lakes Facebook group. And please know that all help thirst with ice cold waters donated by Epiphany Lutheran Church is appreciated, so anyone interested in assisting in even the smallest and distributed by John and Ofie Sivyer and Glenda Singletary. Back way next year please contact Barbra Crumpacker at at the parade grounds, participants enjoyed hot dogs and cool popsicles donated by our neighbors at Publix, buns donated by Residents of Seven Oaks and the surrounding Killearn Lakes area gathered for the kickoff of the 20th Annual July 4th Parade and Celebration at the home of Richard and Edi Boyd. After being led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Christian Henningsen and enjoying bagpipe music by one of our talented residents, neighbors marched


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So, You Want To Take Down Trees On Your Property? By Gregory Durant

Tree removal in the communities of Killearn Lakes is always a topic that brings out the best and the worst in our members. The beautiful natural environment that we all enjoy is one of the features that make Killearn Lakes a wonderful place to live. But let’s face it, sometimes there are legitimate reasons for the removal of trees. The bottom line in Killearn Lakes is that trees may not be removed without prior approval of the association. The Board of Directors has established a policy for the approval of tree removal. Please note the following: • Contact the Association Office at (850) 668-3231 to request approval of tree removal. If you reach the voice mail, please leave a message. Include your name, address and a contact number. State the location, type and number of trees you are interested in removing. • Mark the tree or trees in question in some way either with orange survey tape or some type of ribbon. Some residents prefer to place a spot of orange paint on the tree.

I will contact you and arrange to inspect the trees and respond to your request. Some guidelines for you to keep in mind regarding tree removal are the condition of the tree, location and size. Trees that are dead or dying may be removed, upon approval as well as trees that are located within ten (10) feet of your home. Very small trees may also be approved for removal. The goal of the approval process is to prevent clear cutting of properties. If you have concerns regarding the condition of certain trees, Stanton Rosenthal is an Agent of the Leon County Extension office and can be reached at 487-3004. Mr. Rosenthal can provide valuable information on the health of your trees, at no charge to the homeowner. So, before you decide to remove any trees please remember to follow the appropriate process. Your Association is prepared to enforce very expensive replanting plans for those who decide they want to over clear their property. Please ask for permission rather than forgiveness.

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History of Killearn Lakes

Part 1

captives used as guides. De Soto spent much more time in Apalachee than Narvaez did- it is quite probable that members of his party, if Killearn Properties, Inc. published a historical sketch written by William not De Soto himself, traversed the Killearn Lakes property. This was N. Thurston, which we will print in the “Lakes View” in three parts.) about 1540. A hundred years later Franciscan missionaries moving into the area found a better reception because Apalachees were again being harassed by northern neighbors. Franciscans established the fortified mission town of San Luis (located west of Ocala Road For nearly four hundred years the now gigantic live oak tree at between Mission Road and Tharpe Street) about 1650. Many Indians Kinhega Lodge has survived the changing patterns of land use in Leon moved into this and other mission towns, but some remained in County. Killearn Lakes property located in the heart of this red clay scattered villages in the lakes region to hunt and plant. Nevertheless, hill region of North Florida, with its rich soils and abundant water, they became accustomed to Spanish contacts and Christian influence. has experienced a typical share of these changes. This is part of the During the Queen Anne’s War, Colonel James Moore of Carolina led a raid on the Apalachee missions (1704), which virtually … located in the heart of this red clay wiped them out. San Luis and one other mission escaped attack, but were soon hill region of North Florida, with its abandoned by the Spaniards. Many Indians rich soils and abundant water… were taken captive and sold into slavery at Charleston. Others were coerced into relocating in South Carolina. A few escaped to Pensacola or St. Augustine. Apalachee was completely depopulated region occupied for perhaps 10,000 years by Indians known as and remained deserted for half a century until the British occupation Apalachees. These aboriginals were peaceful farmers and pottery of Florida from 1763-1783. makers. While no specific sites of major importance have been found, Then a slow infiltration of renegades and refugees from interior the pottery shards, arrowheads, and other relics that have been found tribes began to repopulate the region. Expanding plantation on various parts of the property provide ample evidence that these agriculture in Georgia and Alabama contributed runaway Negro Indians used these grounds. Lake Iamonia was then free of the slaves. North Florida gradually became the home of the polyglot hyacinth that now covers its surface and must have been a favorite Seminole population- Killearn Lakes property again getting its share. fishing spot. We can easily and justifiably imagine a scattering of The Seminoles were neither as sedentary nor as peaceful as the Indian huts and villages; fields of corn, squash, and yams; hunting aboriginal Indians. In 1800 Andrew Ellicott, attempting to survey and fishing activities, etc., that formed the daily life of the Indians the Florida boundary from west to east was stopped at the Flint River here and in other parts of the Apalachee region. Trade was carried on, by the Miccosauki chief Kinhega. In 1818 Andrew Jackson found too, extending even to the Great Lakes region, evident from Kinhega presiding over the Tallahassee Indian towns, hostile as ever archeological findings both here and there. at some 70 or 80 years of age. Apalachees were non-aggressive, but highly defensive people, due The United States acquired the territory of Florida from Spain to constant pressure from belligerent northern neighbors. The in 1821 under the terms of the Adams-Onis Treaty. In 1824 John Spaniards of both the Narvaez and De Soto expeditions found them Simmons of St. Augustine and John Lee Williams of Pensacola positively hostile, perhaps due to the Spanish habit of chaining the (A number of residents have inquired about the history of Killearn Lakes.


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explored Middle Florida for a suitable location for the territorial capitol. They chose a site among the Tallahassee (old fields) near the old site of San Luis. Chiefs Neamathla and Chifixico dominated several Seminole villages north of this site, around lakes Jackson, Iamonia, and Miccosukee, referred to as the Fowl Towns because of the number of chickens and turkeys raised there. Neamathla soon led these Indians out of the region, moving southward in accordance with the Treaty of Moultrie Creek signed in 1823. (Part 2 will follow in the October “Lakes View” issue)

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Historical Trivia (

Did you know the saying “God willing and the Creek don’t rise” was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat. While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President of the U.S. to return to Washington. In his response, he was said to write, “God willing and the Creek don’t rise.” Because he capitalized the word “Creek” it is deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and not a body of water.

Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee’s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman’s face she was told, ‘mind your own bee’s wax.’ Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term ‘crack a smile’. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt. Therefore, the expression ‘losing face.’

In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are ‘limbs,’ therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, ‘Okay, but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.’ (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)

Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the ‘Ace of Spades...’ To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren’t ‘playing with a full deck.’


As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn’t wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term ‘big wig... ‘ Today we often use the term ‘here comes the Big Wig’ because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

In the late 1700’s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The ‘head of the household’ always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal.. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the ‘chair man.’ Today in business, we use the expression or title ‘Chairman’ or ‘Chairman of the Board.’


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Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to ‘go sip some Ale and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. ‘You go sip here’ and ‘You go sip there.’ The two words ‘go sip’ were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term ‘gossip.’


Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in ‘straight laced’ wore a tightly tied lace.

At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid’s job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in ‘pints’ and who was drinking in ‘quarts,’ hence the phrase ‘minding your ‘P’s and Q’s’.

One more: bet you didn’t know this! In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a ‘Monkey’ with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls

would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make ‘Brass Monkeys.’ Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey; Thus, it was quite literally, ‘Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.’ (All this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn’t you.) If you don’t send this fabulous bit of historic knowledge to any and all your unsuspecting friends, your hard drive will kill your mouse.

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Pecan Crackers Recipe by the late Carol Thoma

QUICK & DELICIOUS! Ingredients 1 Sleeve of Keebler Club Crackers 1 ½ Stick of Butter 1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans 2/3 Cup Sugar or 1/3 Splenda and 1/3 Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions MELT butter in saucepan on low heat (do not allow to boil). Preheat oven to 350 and line an 11x14 rectangular jellyroll pan (pan with sides) with foil and place the crackers on it without overlapping.


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MIX the sugar and pecans together in a bowl and toss. Place in the pan with the melted butter. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring all the time. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, stir. POUR mixture over the crackers and put in the oven for 9 or 10 minutes or until lightly browned. COOL to the touch and lift the crackers with the foil out of the pan to finish cooling. PEEL away from foil and place in a sealed container to store or enjoy right away.

Questions to the Master Builder

Q. A. Q. A.

“My husband and I are in our early sixties and we plan on living in this home for as long as we can. We are considering remodeling our master bath and were wondering about, ‘what are some of the options we should consider?”

At this time in your lives, it is a good time to think about ‘what ifs’? Since you are planning on staying in your home for a long time, it’s a good idea to consider how you can create an environment in your bath for the long term. Changes that might apply are including larger doorways, pocket doors, a curbless shower, vanities with knee space below, offset controls for tub and showers, extra maneuvering and clear floor space, grab bars and lever controls.

What is one of the most overlooked items in a bathroom when remodeling? The exhaust fan. The primary purpose of an exhaust fan is to rid the bath of humidity. A constant high level of humidity in the bath over time can lead to problems like mold, and drywall damage. The current Florida Building code requires a window with a minimum opening of 1.5 square feet or an exhaust fan that removes 50 cubic feet of air a minute (CFM). The building code also requires all exhaust fan duct work to be “direct vented” to the exterior and not into attics or soffit space. There are many choices of exhaust fans on the market that are not only quiet, but efficient. They can be operated by a simple on and off switch, a timer, and even by a preset humidity level or with a motion sensor.

Mark Worley is the only Graduate Master Builder in Tallahassee and one of only 13 statewide as recognized by the National Association of Home Builders. You can reach him through his website at or at (850) 6683438 for help with your construction problems.

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4th Annual Regional

Sav e th eD ate s!

September 23-27, 2013 A week of exciting classes, entertainment, field trips, art, culture, and lectures throughout Tallahassee – Leon County. This event is in partnership with: • Tallahassee Senior Center & Foundation • Leon County Senior Outreach • Capital City Christian Church • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The Florida State University • Tallahassee Community College

For more information call Hella Spellman at 891-4007. Mark your calendars for this exciting week of LifeLong Learning with more than 30 exciting options. In honor of Florida’s 500th anniversary, L3X offers a track of classes that focuses on Florida’s history, culture and diversity. From “The Influence of Spanish Architecture in Florida” to “The Red Hills International Horse Trials: History – Design – Future,” Florida becomes personal. Get to know our state’s richness.

But there’s a LOT more from which to choose. Below is just a tease of what’s in store. This will also be featured in the Active Living section of Sundays paper. We are happy for you to include this but understand if you don’t want to duplicate. Martha


Expand (unlock your right brain) “The Haiku Hour: Poetry and Mindfulness” Exercise (your inner musical talent) “The Gamelan Music of Bali: A Hands-On World Music Workshop.” Expect (some fun) “Enrich Your Travel Experience” Extol (an author and a Chief ) “Osceola, the Abolitionists, and the Making of an American Myth” (Closing Luncheon) Fri, Sept 27, noon L3X closing luncheon features renowned author Dr. Andrew Frank. Dr. Frank addresses fallacies surrounding “Chief Osceola.” The fascinating story begins in Florida, and follows a series of myths created as part of the history of American expansion, slavery and antislavery, and American consumerism. Dr. Frank, FSU Associate professor of history, is the author of Creeks and Southerners: Biculturalism on the Early American Frontier, The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South, and The Seminole (History and Culture of Native Americans, and is the editor of The Early Republic: People and Perspectives and The American Revolution: People and Perspectives.

“The Culture of Artisanal Cheese” with cheese expert Rhonda Foster and “The ABCs of Italian Wine”

Examine (unleash your left brain) “What’s the Buzz About: The Importance of Bees” Experience “The Estuarine and Gulf Waters of Our Big Bend” 14

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2709-3 Killarney Way Tallahassee, Fl 32309 (850) 402-0051

Election Time Reminder This is a reminder that Killearn Lakes will soon be having its annual election for the Volunteer Board of Directors. At this time there may be vacancies to fill. We would like property owners of Killearn Lakes to know that they are eligible to run and we encourage your participation. If you think you might be interested in “throwing your hat into the ring” this election cycle, please contact the homeowner’s association office at 668-3231 or email us at If you are interested, nomination forms can be obtained from our website under Documents → 20132014 Board of Director Nomination Form. All forms are due at the KLHOA office on or before September 20th in order to be placed on the October Ballot. There will be additional information in the October Issue of “Lakes View” regarding how to cast your ballot and the deadline to do so.

Noise Control By Chris Egert

Did you know that Leon County Citizens and Businesses are governed by a noise ordinance? The Leon County Noise Ordinance deals with issues like playing music too loud, mowing lawns too early or too late in the day, construction noise, animal noises, and even unreasonable yelling and shouting. To read the ordinance in full please go to http://cms.leoncounty and click on 'Leon County Code of Ordinances'. If an individual or business is in violation of the noise ordinance, please contact the Leon County Sheriff at (850) 922-3300. Please be considerate to your neighbors in abiding by the county noise ordinance. This will protect our investment and allow us to enjoy the peaceful natural environment that we all have chosen as our homes.

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e Role of the Board e Role of the Resident Part 1 Part 2 Excerpts from published book, Building Community: Proven Strategies for Turning Homeowners into Neighbors More than anything, the board should embody the spirit of the community, drawing its energy and inspiration from residents and providing the same in return. When it comes to community building, your board members are both leaders, showing the way, and followers, responding to the ebb and flow of residents’ feelings. The Boards’ role in cultivating spirit boils down to a few simple tasks: communicating the association’s mission to the residents, creating reasonable budgets that make goals possible, and encouraging residents to get involved in getting the work done. Resident involvement is essential and is the life-blood of a community.


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Finally, we come to the life-blood of the community. In terms of spirit raising, residents have the easiest and the hardest job: to be the community. Think about it. Residents are their community, and in the end, community spirit is whatever flows between and among them. It’s what binds them to the place they live and there is much for them to contribute. Volunteer: Most obviously, residents play a role by volunteering their time and talents to help run the association. Serve on a committee, work the annual election, or suggest a new way of doing things. It all helps promote neighborly spirit. Support: Assuming that your board and committees are making a reasonable, good faith effort to run your association, support them and their decisions. Abide by the rules, vote in elections, and attend your quarterly board meetings and annual social events. Welcome: How will new residents come to understand your community and the people who live there? The answer is simple. You’ll help explain it. Neighbors should always be the first ones to welcome newcomers to the block, even if that just means knocking on the door, saying hello and pointing out your house across the street. Befriend: The great thing about community spirit is that it’s an excellent cost-benefit proposition. You will be amazed at the good will you generate. Your homeowner’s association often serves as a social resource, Killearn Lakes has three events annually: The Easter Egg Hunt, The Kids’ Fishing Contest and the Fall Festival, but don’t be afraid to take the lead yourself. Organize a big yard sale, propose a clean-up day or see if your elderly neighbors need help with their yards. Do little things like the above help? Absolutely. Sometimes community spirit is trickle-down, flowing from your board and your manager. Just as often, it is trickle-up. It emanates from your immediate neighborhood, spreads throughout the entire community, and creeps up to the association itself. And one day, you realize your community is the kind of place you always wanted to live. Congratulations, you have community spirit!

e Role of the Community Part 3 Why do people choose to live in your community? Is it because it’s neat and orderly? It may be that you have great lakes and beautiful parks. Or, because your association’s fiduciary vigilance guarantees that property values will only go up. Or is it something more than that? Is it something intangible, or indefinable? Of course it is. It’s a shared vision, a common experience, and a sense of connection. It’s what makes a house a home and a subdivision a neighborhood. It bonds residents to their neighbors and to the world beyond. You can’t describe it, but you know it when you see it. And you know what to call it: community spirit. Think about how people experience your community. Potential buyers and other visitor are probably first struck by its curb appealits landscaping, home designs, visible amenities and other aesthetic indicators. But how everything looks is only the byproduct of a more important issue: how your community lives. What evidence is there that residents enjoy living in your community and are involved in its daily rhythm? Are people smiling? Do they volunteer on committees and give something back to their neighbors? Is the social calendar full of activities and reflective of widespread interests? The key to these successful practices is not the size of your association; rather, it’s the energy of the people who live there. Community spirit begins and ends with enthusiastic people- people who are interested in making their community the best it can be; who can make a sense of fun contagious; who thrive on new ideas and realize that there is always more than one way to get something done. Community spirit is hard to define but you know it when you see it, and everyone can help make it happen!

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Cosmetic Dentistry By Michael Hartley, DMD

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that is often used for marketing a dental practice. Cosmetic Dentistry is not recognized by the American Dental Association as a specialty. It refers to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. Advances in technology have made cosmetic dentistry much more predictable, less invasive, healthier, longer lasting and better looking. When teeth are damaged, they can often be saved and made better looking at the same time. Teeth don’t always have to be crowned or drilled on for a great cosmetic result. If teeth are healthy and structurally sound, orthodontic treatment alone can greatly improve a smile. Unlike years ago, orthodontic treatment can be done with very gentle forces. Many adults benefit from orthodontic treatment. Tooth whitening or bleaching is popular, gives a great result for most people, and does not require drilling.

The appropriate course of treatment is different for each person based on a patient’s wants and needs. Teeth that are partially damaged due to decay, stain deep inside the tooth, severe wear, or fractures can often be bonded with white composite filling material with minimal drilling. A weakened tooth may need to be strengthened with a crown. A crown covers the entire tooth and requires drilling to make room for the crown to slide over the remaining tooth structure. Crowns have improved greatly, requiring less drilling and can be made with beautiful metal free—all porcelain crowns or veneers. Veneers are ultra thin porcelain laminates that cover the "facial", outside visible part of a tooth. They are often used on healthy but discolored teeth. Sometimes tooth reduction/preparation is necessary. Veneers have also improved over the last few years so that less drilling is needed. When a tooth or teeth are missing, implants can often be another option instead of drilling good teeth or wearing dentures. The appropriate course of treatment is different for each person based on a patient’s wants and needs. A combination of procedures may be the best option. Contact your dentist for more information or email me at for any questions. Dr. Michael Hartley is the current President of the Leon County Dental Association and lives in Killearn Lakes.


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Ignoring Your Assessments? By Susan W. Harnden, Esquire

Are your homeowners assessments past due? If so, you may want to consider the cost of ignoring payment, even if your property is under foreclosure or you simply cannot afford to pay your assessments at the time they become due. Every single-family residence that falls under the KLHOA is obligated to pay homeowner assessments as they become due. This financial obligation is created by law and is contained in the “Assessments” provisions of the applicable KLHOA Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for your property. You may access the KLHOA Declarations from the website The obligation of a property owner to pay assessments begins at the time of acceptance of the deed. This is because the applicable

foreclosure proceedings (barring any applicable bankruptcy proceedings or applicable court orders), the assessments remain the personal obligation of the title holders who held title at the time the assessments became due. KLHOA assessments become due in the first quarter of each year and payments received after April 1 are considered late, and association staff begin sending annual statements to members at the beginning of each calendar year followed by at least two reminder notices and a final notice before turning unpaid accounts over for legal action. The KLHOA is unique in that it offers a discounted assessment rate to The obligation of a property owner members who choose to pay on time; however, the KLHOA has a fiduciary obligation to collect to pay assessments begins at the assessments and failure to pay assessments can be costly and could result in legal action against all of the title time of acceptance of the deed. holders personally, as well as legal action against the property in the foreclosure action. Ultimately, it is the covenants and restrictions “run with the land,” as recorded in the responsibility of each KLHOA member to pay their dues on time, Leon County public record. Each KLHOA Declaration contains to advise the Association if they are unable to pay on time, or if the provisions holding all parties in title personally responsible for paying member plans to move, forfeit, or rent their property, to apprise the their assessments on time to the Association(s); the property itself is KLHOA staff and to maintain their property in accordance with the charged the same assessment. This “charge” against the property is governing documents for as long as they hold title. If you have any what is referred to as a lien. The power of your Association to questions about the status of your dues, the KLHOA staff welcomes foreclose on a lien for unpaid assessments is found specifically in your call at 668-3231, Monday-Friday between the hours of section 720.3085, Florida Statutes (2013), along with the procedures 9am-3pm. to initiate and contest the lien process. The right of any association to record a lien for unpaid assessments is only after a 45-day written Note to Reader: If you have any questions about your property notice of the intent to lien the property is sent in accordance with rights or consumer debt laws or any legal matters regarding the the law. Once the notice is provided and the required time period obligations of owning property or living in Killearn Lakes, you may has lapsed, the KLHOA is allowed to “claim the lien” by way of wish to contact a licensed, Florida attorney experienced in these foreclosure proceedings in the same fashion as a mortgage or “bank” matters. foreclosure action. Even if a KLHOA property is under mortgage Be sure to register as a member at


Fundraiser for Chelsea Marie Lovelady By Cindy McCray

Chelsea graduated from Chiles High School in 2011. She was accepted into Valencia College film school. Chelsea’s future as she planned it was all in front of her and ready for her to take on the world. Attend College, become a film director. On March 24th of this year, Chelsea was in an automobile accident where she sustained severe brain trauma. Chelsea‘s family was told that she probably would not survive through the night. The doctor’s scientific diagnosis was very grim. Chelsea was in a coma on life support for several months in Melbourne, Florida. Her neuro-surgeon said “I don’t know how her story will end!” “I don’t know why they call us brain surgeons, we just take things out.” On May 14th still in coma, she was transferred from Melbourne to Shepherds Brain Injury Clinic in Atlanta Georgia. Several weeks after Chelsea was transferred to Shepherd’s, by the grace of God, hearing the many, many prayers, the miracle happened, she awoke from the coma. Chelsea is still in Atlanta living with her mom where she attends daily therapy sessions to relearn daily tasks that you and I take for granted. She is still several months away from returning home. Chelsea is uninsured and there are so many needs. As you can imagine the daily struggles that the family faces with having to run two households. Mom, Debi Lovelady, has not been back to her home since the day she received the call and traveled from Tallahassee to Melbourne to be with Chelsea. Chelsea’s father, Chris Lovelady, and two sisters, Madelynn and Ginger Lee, (Chiles High School) have continued to live in Tallahassee. Chris has taken on the stress of keeping their family business running that he and Debi managed together prior to the accident. Chris and the girls commute on the weekends to Atlanta to be together as a family. There are so many needs now as well as in the future for Chelsea. When she comes home there may be a need for renovations to their home to make it functional for Chelsea. Any support or help will be greatly appreciated.

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Please join us for a Prayer Fest and Concert in honor of Chelsea Marie Lovelady

Saturday, August 17, 2013 4 pm – 6 pm at Epiphany Lutheran Church 8300 Deer Lake West Tallahassee, FL

To e Best Darn Member of the KLHA Board; Bar None! A Tribute to

Richard “Dick” Thoma (November 12, 1938 – June 3, 2013) By Mark Reichert It is said that “Those who fail to remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Well, Richard “Dick” Thoma was that force on your Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association Board that constantly reminded us of where we’d been that kept us from repeating any past mistakes. I speak in the past tense because Dick Thoma passed away on June 3rd. He lost his battle with lung cancer at the spry old age of 74. Not only was Dick a friend and mentor both to me and the rest of the Board, he was a tireless advocate for the members of the Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association. He ALWAYS had the best interests of the homeowners at stake in any issue that came before the Board. And as Treasurer, he kept us financially sound and always did his “due diligence” with the expenditure of Association funds. Dick was our historian, he was our conscience, and he was our voice of reason. But most of all; he was our friend. Dick lived a fruitful life. He married his high school sweetheart at a tender young age and continued that romance for 52 years until Carol’s untimely death three years ago. Many of you probably met Dick and Carol at the many Annual Fall Picnics, at which both of them were regular fixtures to help make sure the events ran smoothly. Dick was great at ensuring things always ran smoothly with everything in which he participated. He was born in Roosevelt, New York and attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He was an Army veteran and was assigned to the White House as a Military Aid during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations which included deployments in Korea and Vietnam. Prior to his retirement from the Army in 1977, Dick served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He worked for Precise Chemicals following his military career and was an administrator at the Woodland Hall Academy after moving to Tallahassee. Dick was an active member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church and the American Red Cross. Dick had three children, one of whom preceded him in death. Dick was a great force to be reckoned with when it came to protecting the values we strive to uphold here at the Homeowners’ Association. His font of knowledge and wisdom will be sorely missed. He was quite often the calm among the storm at Board meetings and his stoic reverence will be greatly missed. His shoes can never be filled, but I pray his wit and wisdom left an indelible mark on all of us. Godspeed, Dick. Heaven was obviously reserving a seat for you next to Carol. But we still miss you!

Adapting to Today’s Member Needs By Kim Gay

It is fascinating to look back over time and see how things have changed! The 70’s brought big hair, In today’s cooperative world, we eight track tapes and mood rings along with plaid leisure suits and platform shoes; the 80’s are known for are adjusting to meet member needs Bill Cosby’s sweaters, Cabbage Patch Kids, Pac-Man, with critical planning and and waterbeds. It might be hard to imagine that forty years ago Talquin provided a community room in its evaluation of current trends. Gadsden County headquarters (pictured left) that served as a demonstration room for members to learn American home had 2.86 TV sets in 2009, roughly 18% how to use cooking appliances, electric stoves and other home higher than in 2000 (2.43 sets per home), and 43% higher gadgets. Boy, have the times changed! The United States is now the than in 1990 (2.0 sets). top electric power consumer in the world and we need no more • In addition, there continue to be more TV’s per home than classroom instruction to stay connected. people - in 2009 the average U.S. home had only 2.5 people It’s not complicated to see why the U.S. loves electricity. compared to 2.86 television sets. Don’t forget to add to that Consumption in 2009 was 3.7 trillion kWh. The post-World War II count computers, smart phones, tablets, and video games. era introduced a variety of new devices, such as the television, • A recent study by the Electric Power Research Institute refrigerator, washing machine, and air conditioner. The growing suggests a silver lining in our dependency upon electricity demand for appliances and entertainment meant increased energy – electrical consumption which is expected to get closer to consumption and larger houses to keep everything in. leveling off over the next two decades. • Consider that the average new home in 1950 was 963 In today’s cooperative world, we are adjusting to meet member square feet compared to the needs with critical planning and evaluation of current trends. Recent 2,266 square foot changes in member communication methods including utilizing homes built in social media, outage notification via text and more efficient data 2000. transfer modes are a few of the ways we, at Talquin, are adapting to • A single changing times. A few changes to note include: television was • Bradfordville Office Microwave Tower Construction - will enough for families begin later this summer which will limit access to the in 1950, but today Member Service Office for several weeks. Payments can be findings from made online at or over the phone. Nielsen's Television This new communications tower will provide more reliable Audience Report communications between the Talquin offices and the show the average linemen in the field. • Rate Adjustment – to continue to provide financial stability for the Cooperative. • Crossway Area Office closing effective September 1, 2013 – responding to trends and reducing expenses. • Twitter and Facebook – providing outage and industry information in real time. Source _value_2008+wbapi_data_value+wbapi_data_value-last&sort=desc tva_2008_071709.pdf 22 Lakes View / Issue 60 / August 2013

een Corner Classifieds PET SITTING AND DOG WALKING – Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Day or Night Call Karlee Jones at 933-1610 PETSITTER – Reliable and experienced 17 year old petsitter. I have my own transportation. Please call Christine at 545-4612. BABYSITTER – Hello, my name is Robyn Szczerba. I'm a 17-yearold senior at Chiles High School, an experienced babysitter, and I absolutely love kids. I am also CPR and First Aid certified and I have my own transportation. I'm available for babysitting as well as driving kids to and from activities. References provided upon request. Please contact me at (602) 510-4787 BABYSITTERS – Experienced 12-year-old Sitter and Mothers Helper. Prefer watching ages 4-9yrs. I love kids and I am very responsible. Bonus: household jobs such as folding laundry, dishes or tidy up your home. $3-5/hour. Available weekdays from 4-8 p.m. Sat. 10:30-4:30 p.m. and Sun. 1-8 p.m. Summer hours are more flexible. Can provide my own transportation. Call Emily at (850) 894-0421. BABYSITTER & PETSITTER – Need a 17 year old with CPR and TMH Babysitter's course certification to entertain your kid's for the night out, or the summer? Need a petsitter with lots of experience and patience? Call Brittany at (850)-688-4287 for a break! BABYSITTER & PETSITTER – ATTENTION to anyone who needs a reliable, hardworking, and responsible baby or petsitter! My name is Rachel Stadtfeld and I would love to come and watch your precious kiddos or pets! Call me anytime, even on short notice, for any occasion you may need to go out for! I am 17 years old and have much experience with children (past nanny) and pets (have 3)! I attend school at Chiles High and live in Golden Eagle. I am a licensed driver and a great student. For a fun and safe time for your children (of all ages) and pets (of all types) please don't hesitate to call me at 727-742-3856. :)

Designated printer of the “Lakes View” Magazine BABYSITTER & PETSITTER – Responsible, mature and enthusiastic 16 & 17 year old Chiles High School students, TMH certified available for babysitting and/or pet sitting. Please call Gabby & Claudia (850) 893 2342. BABYSITTERS – My name is Delaney Stoner and I am a 18 year old senior at Chiles High School student. I love kids, I am great with them, and I have references available upon request. I am able to babysit in the Golden Eagle-Killearn Lakes area at anytime! Please feel free to call me whenever you need a babysitter at 850-841-0837! BABYSITTER - Reliable and experienced 13 year old; certified as babysitter by American Red Cross. Available most times during the summer and nights/weekends during the school year. Can provide my own transportation. Please call (850) 508-6819.

Teen girl, available for petsitting, house-cleaning, babysitting, or mother's helper. Very responsible, and has experience. Call Bethany at 893-9313. 


Experienced 11 year old babysitter and mothers helper! Loves kids and very responsible. Available Saturdays and Sundays anytime! Ages 3- 8 only. Will provide own transportation. Please call Maisy Ivory at 850-385-7717

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