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Title: The Apalachicola times
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Title: The Apalachicola times
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: H.W. Johnston
Place of Publication: Apalachicola Fla
Apalachicola Fla
Publication Date: December 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Apalachicola (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Franklin County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Franklin -- Apalachicola
Coordinates: 29.725278 x -84.9925 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1885.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 15, no. 14 (July 14, 1900).
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Volume ID: VID00006
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General urges diplomacy

Lauds 'Greatest Generation' for service in wartime

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
A retired Marine lieutenant general,
whose 37-year career was forged in
the crucible of Iwo Jima, urged county
veterans last week to share with their
churches and community a single mes-
"You and I could not live as we live
today if our veterans had not served
as they did," said Lt. Gen. Lawrence
Snowden, appearing as featured speak-
er at American Legion Post 106's annu-
al appreciation dinner for World War II
veterans, held at the Coombs Armory
in Apalachicola.
Snowden repeated the sentence
several times, driving home the larg-
er point of his message, that today's
younger generation needs to gain a
sharper understanding of this nation's
legacy of large-scale sacrifice.
"It's been a virtual failure of lead-
ership of the President that he hasn't
asked our young people to do any-
thing," said Snowden, a dapper man
who looks several years younger than
his age of 87.
"If you don't have a relative in the
service, nobody's asking anything of
you," he said. "Why aren't millions of
young men and women stepping up to
the plate? Ask them Am I suffering any
inconvenience? Do I have any difficulty
getting tires? Am I standing in line for
ration stamps?'"
About 75 people gathered for the
potluck dinner, with Snowden appear-
ing following an invitation extended by
Larry Hale, scoutmaster of Troop 22
on St. George Island and a former Ma-
rine who saw combat in Vietnam.
Hale's scouts presented the colors
at the dinner, called to order by Legion
Post Commander Al Mirabella. Sha-
ron Philyaw sang "The Star Spangled
Banner" and Chaplain Charles Scott,
a Korean War veteran, gave the open-
ing prayer.

"If you don't have a relative in the
service, nobody's asking anything of
you. Why aren't millions of young
men and women stepping up to the
plate? Ask them 'Am I suffering
any inconvenience? Do I have any
difficulty getting tires? Am I stand-
ing in line for ration stamps?'"
-Lt. Gen. Lawrence F.

Before Snowden was introduced,
Vietnam veteran Jimmy Mosconis, the
long-serving county commissioner who
spearheaded the creation of the Veter-

Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden

ans Memorial Plaza, spoke about a
special program slated for this spring.
Following a slide show presentation
of this summer's unveiling ceremony
for the Three Servicemen Statue
South, accompanied by a recording of
soft piano music, Mosconis announced
that from April 28 to May 3, 2009, the
plaza would host a visit from the "Wall
That Heals." This replica of the Viet-
nam Memorial Wall in Washington will
be accompanied by a small museum,
and will visit over the same weekend
as the annual Tour of Homes.
The evening also featured a slide
show presentation of 88 of the coun-
ty's World War II veterans, and the
fallen heroes, put together by Patty
Creamer, media specialist at the

Elections chief Gibbs honored upon retirement

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

Last week Franklin County was proud to honor one of its
favorite daughters at a series of celebrations on the eve of
her retirement.
At the Dec. 16 meeting of the Franklin County Commis-
sion, Clerk of Court Marcia Johnson presented a plaque
bearing a tribute to retiring Supervisor of Elections Doris
Shiver Gibbs in commemoration of her 28 years of service
to the county: (see sidebar)
"Listening to what she just read, I must be older than
I am," said a tearful Gibbs after the resolution was read.
"This is very touching and I certainly appreciate it.
"When I took office in 1981, we had one office and one
desk and a typewriter that didn't even work. Now we're com-


Doris Shiver Gibbs, centers, embraces her parents, Jea-
nette and Jamie Shiver, at the retirement reception at the
Supervisor of Elections office Friday afternoon.

Scott confident in victory over blindness

Occupational therapist Linda Mangun, left, shows Veter-
ans' Service Officer William Scott how to use a closed
circuit TV device on his computer.

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

William Scott, an Air Force veteran of both Vietnam and
Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, sustained a
massive wound earlier this year.
It wasn't from a mortar or a grenade explosion, and he
wasn't engaged in warfare as he had been decades earlier.
It happened during peacetime, in the placid and scenic
Smokey Mountains, at a craft show in Elljay, GA, when the
60-year-old veterans service officer was selling hobby horses
he makes by hand from wood and old tires.
Doctors refer to it as a central retinal arterial occlusion,
which they commonly explain is a stroke in the artery of the
It easily could have killed him.
Instead, it took away his eyesight.
Since that day, Scott, a soft-spoken man with a love of



Getting into the spirit of Christmas at Friday's
Harvest Festival at the Franklin County School
are, from left, first graders Morgan Malone,
Allyson Emswiler, Shaylen Langley and Taylor

County receives

hefty refund

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
At the Dec. 16 meeting of the Franklin County
Commission, Craig McMillan of the Pat Thomas
Agency presented the board with a check for al-
most $74,000.
The Pat Thomas Agency is
an affiliate of the Florida Munic-
ipal Insurance Trust. The Trust,
sponsored and administered by
the Florida League of Cities,
provides workers' compensa-
tion, liability, auto, property and
health insurance to governmen- CRAIG
tal entities in Florida. MMIAN
Owned by participating mem- MCMILLAN
bers, the Trust is one of the larg-
est programs of its kind, covering 59 percent of
the 412 towns, cities and villages in Florida.
In April 2008, the Trust announced it would
refund $10 million to its members in the form
of premium adjustments. The check received
by the commission is the county's share of this
The program was limited to customers who
had property insurance policies in 2006 and
renewed their policies for the upcoming fiscal
year. Recipients were offered the option of re-
ceiving a check or a credit.
According to the Trust's April press release,
"These financial returns show what our custom-
ers already know; that there are clear benefits
from dealing with a provider that stands on firm
financial footing," said Michael Madden, man-
aging director of the Trust. "Because the Trust
is administered by a nonprofit organization, it
offers benefits like this refund and provides its
members with unparalleled financial security,
peace of mind and value."
Clerk of Courts Marcia Johnson said "The
county has no definite plans for the money. It
will be deposited into the board's account, pos-
sibly into the general fund. Hopefully this will
make up for some of the revenue shortfalls."
McMillan said Apalachicola also received
a check for approximately $30,000 under the
same rebate program. Carrabelle Clerk Keisha
Smith said Carrabelle also received a $35,000
rebate in the form a credit towards its insur-
ance premium.

Volumne xx Number xx

Phone: (850) 653-8868
Web site:
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Letter to the Editor ....................A4
Sheriff's Report...................... B5
Church News...................... B3

Society News......................... B2
Tide Chart ........................... A9
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Thursday, December 25,2008

National Guard decides to let go of Coombs Armory

County commission votes to take possession of historic building

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

On Dec. 16 the county
commission voted unani-
mously to take possession
of Coombs Armory.
Up until now, the state,
which owns the Armory,
leased it directly to the
Florida National Guard and
the Guard then subleased
the building to the county.
Mark Curenton, assis-
tant county planner said
the Guard determined
they no longer need the
Armory. He said the quar-
termaster's office of the
Florida National Guard has
decided to cancel the state
lease for Coombs Armory

Abbott elected United
Firefighters president

By Lois Swoboda
The Franklin County
United Firefighters Asso-
ciation met on Dec. 3 at the
Eastpoint Volunteer Fire
Station at 7 p.m. with St.
George Island Volunteer
Fire Department Chief
Jay Abbott presiding. Five
of the seven volunteer fire
departments in the county
were present; Carrabelle
and Apalachicola did not
John Murphy handed
over documents from the
archives at Alligator Point
relating to the association
to Jay Abbott.

and Franklin County will
become the holder of a new
long-term lease.
"The Department of En-
vironmental Protection's
division of public lands will
prepare the paperwork and
send it down for us to sign,"
he said.
County Planner Alan
Pierce said an environmen-
tal assessment of the build-
ing, done by the Guard and
provided the county, does
not indicate any public
health issues.
"The building does have
some lead paint on the
walls, and does contain
some asbestos-contain-
ing material," said Pierce.
"Both of these are to be


Abbott was elected
president, while George
Pruett, chief of the East-
point fire department, was
elected vice president and
Mike Rundel, chief of the
Lanark Village fire depart-
ment, was elected secre-
tary /treasurer.
"The group will meet
monthly until things are
back on track," said Abbott,
noting that the association
plans to identify problems,
share ideas and improve
communications between
local firefighting agencies.
Pruett and Abbot called
for renewed solidarity
among county firefighters.
In a later interview,
Rundel said the asso-
ciation was disbanded for

expected in a building of
this age. The Armory has
been in public use since it
was built in 1902 and at this
time no public health is-
sues have ever been traced
to these materials at the
Curenton said no date
has been set for transfer-
ring ownership of the Ar-
mory into county hands,
and that the county does
not anticipate any change
in the nominal cost of the
lease. He said it was possi-
ble responsibility for some
aspects of building upkeep
might change but day-to-
day upkeep has always
been the county's respon-

some time prior to this
meeting. He said members
of the group hope to galva-
nize the county's firefight-
ing network.
The biggest problems
facing the firefighters were
lack of personnel and fund-
ing, he said, explaining that
insurance was the single
biggest expense faced by
volunteer firefighters.
The Alligator Point Vol-
unteer Fire Department
is currently searching for
funds to meet their insur-
ance premiums.
Speaking at the Dec. 16
meeting of the county com-
mission, Abbott urged the
commissioners to visit the
fire departments and see
what they are doing."



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Speed asks for return of assistant superintendent post

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Speaking in the same
room that now bears his
name, retired Apalachic-
ola educator Willie Speed
appealed to school board
members Dec. 11 to rein-
state the post of assistant
Following the retire-
ment of Mikel Clark last
fall, the board eliminated
the position as a cost-cut-
ting move prior to the gen-
eral election.
"I thought that was a
huge mistake because an
assistant superintendent is
needed in any school sys-
tem," said Speed, who be-
gan his remarks by outlin-
ing his career as a student,
teacher, administrator and
school board member in
the district.
"Apalachicola is my
hometown," he said. "I was
born and raised there. I'm
an old oysterman myself and
an old shrimper. I worked
with my grandfather."
After his education and
early years as a teacher,
Speed at one point left to
teach in Ocala, but was
lured back to Franklin
County after the school
board was willing to match
the pay he was getting in
Marion County.
"When I came back
here to work, we had an
assistant superintendent
and he did a wonderful job.
He brought in a lady who
served a few years and
then appointed Catherine
Floyd. She did an outstand-
ing job for several years as
assistant superintendent,"
said Speed.


Speed was appointed to the
post and after completing
42 years in the school sys-
tem, he retired and was
succeeded by Clark.
After thanking Speed
for his coming before the
board, Chairman Jimmy
Gander said "I don't think
it was ever the intent of the
board to do away with the
position. We intended to
abolish vacant positions so
the superintendent can do
Speed said he hoped Su-
perintendent Nina Marks
recommends the re-estab-
lishment of the position
soon. "She needs some
kind of help now, not next
year," he said.
Also appearing before
the board was Susan Hof-
fritz, co-chairman of the
county's Relay for Life, to
follow up on a request to

use the football fields for
the annual event, with
all proceeds going to the
American Cancer Society.
Hoffritz had secured
permission to use the foot-
ball fields several months
ago, but since that time the
board increased the usage
fee and Principal Freddie
Hargett, who arranged the
deal, had left his position.
Hoffritz said the Relay
for Life would be able to
provide some of the servic-
es that are covered by the
usage fee. She said Sher-
riff-elect Skip Shiver has
reassured her that depu-
ties would be on hand to
provide security, and said
the American Cancer So-
ciety can show proof of its
insurance coverage.
"We have no problem
paying for power," she

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The board unanimously
approved a motion by Da-
vid Hinton to waive the en-
tire fee, and stipulated that
their action was "because
it's in the public interest
and due to a prior obligation

before the fee change."
In other business:
Mark Mercer, repre-
senting the booster club,
asked for the opportunity
to have the boosters handle
preserving sports memora-
bilia from Apalachicola and
Carrabelle high schools.
"If nobody is taking up the
task, would you let us take
it and make it a project for
2009? If ya'll are up for it,
we'd like to take it on as a
project," he said, and was
granted the opportunity.
Pastor Barry Hand,
from Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, inquired as
to how athletic department
funds are used and dis-
bursed, and was told that
that "historically, all ath-
letics are funded through
school internal affairs."
Superintendent Marks said
that she would like to insti-
tute more explicit proce-
dures regarding approval of
athletic department trips,
noting that while the recent
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December is the year's
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retirement savings
December 31 is the
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Remember, pretax con-
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The same strategy for
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Use up Flexible
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If you participate in em-
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If there's money left in
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IRS-qualified, tax-exempt
organizations by Dec. 31
are tax-deductible. (See
Publication 78 at www.irs.
gov for a complete list.)
Remember, you need to
obtain receipts for all con-
tributions, including small
cash donations, and only

donated items in good con-
dition are deductible.

Financial gift strategy
By law, you may make
financial gifts up to $12,000
($24,000 if married and
making joint gifts) per per-
son, per year, without im-
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in effect when you die. So
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Homeowners who item-
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Letters TO THE EDITOR Preserving Apalachicola's athletic heritage

Carrabelle celebrates

coming of Christmas

To the editor:
Our community put
on its party dress Satur-
day, Dec. 13 and joyfully
celebrated the coming of
Christmas, 2008.
But there was more
than just the beauty
of the seasonal music,
lights, decorations, good
food, bands, Santa, the
whistles of toy trains
and real boats, bright
luminaries, the festive
parade, Christmas trees,
church choirs and heart-
felt wishes of "Merry
Christmas" heard on the
For-profit vendors
provided good food and
opportunities for every-
one to see and sample
their wares. Donations
of food and toys helped
to offset the price of
admission to the music
venue area in a special
attempt to help bring
more Christmas to ev-
eryone this year.
But perhaps the most
important part of the
celebration was made
possible by the personal
contributions from a
core of generous volun-
teers of all kinds. Some
brought their non-profit
groups to life selling
Franklin County Breast
Cancer Calendars with
the help of a dog-walking,
clever sandwich board

advertisement. Others
showcased stray and
abandoned animals that
needed new homes.
Some provided hot
cider and chocolate,
cookies, trees, garden-
ing and Crooked River
Lighthouse information,
and promoted important
other good causes such
as the local Food Pantry
and the community-sen-
sitive, Carrabelle Cares
improvement group.
Many volunteers gave
literally hundreds of
hours of organizational
time to plan, promote and
implement the day and
evening of community
celebration. Restaurant
owners, the Chamber,
many city employees,
train conductors, boat
decorators, Apalachicola
Maritime Museum plus
skilled river tour guides
and so many others all
joined hands to give Car-
rabelle area people and
visitors the best gift of
all this Christmas. They
gave of themselves to en-
sure the joy of others in
this season of giving.
There are no "Thanks"
great enough for such a
gift. But to all of you, we
are very, very grateful.

Mel Kelly
Proud mayor of Carrabelle

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The year almost slipped
by without anyone mention-
ing that 2008 marked the
40th anniversary of the 1968
Chapman High School 2A
Class C State football
championship team.
I was only 9 at the
time but remember
the year vividly, since
having the events
of that phenomenal
season replayed re-
peatedly in my ears VAN J(
by my older brother
Abe, who played full-
back that year, as well as
others who played on that
team. I've also heard fre-
quent recollections of that
year by those who were on
opposing teams and noted,
whether teammate or oppo-
nent, all recall with fondness
that exciting year.
The legendary William
"Pop" Wagoner coached
the team that year, leading
the Sharks into the record

books, and enshrining the
Apalachicola team into the
memories and hearts of the
Florida Panhandle for many
years to come.
Because of Wag-
oner's leadership, the
Florida High School
Athletic Association
currently lists Chap-
man High School
as holding the high
school football record
OHNSON for allowing the few-
est net yards on de-
fense in any champi-
onship game. To underscore
the timeliness of that year, in
April of this year, I met newly
elected Circuit Judge Charles
Dodson and he shared his
memories of how the'68
Chapman Sharks subjugated
Sneads High during his sec-
ond year of high school.
In their 22-0 win over
Moore Haven High, the tena-
cious defense of Chapman
allowed 0 yards rushing and

only 20-yards passing in their
route to the only state cham-
pionship in the history of
high school sports in Apala-
chicola. The Sharks traveled
to Moore Haven with only
776 in attendance after ad-
vancing to the championship
game with a 26-0 win over
Sarasota's Cardinal Mooney
in the Class C semifinals.
As a tribute to those fine
student-athletes of yester-
year as well as to all stu-
dent-athletes (including
cheerleaders) who played
at Dunbar, Quinn, Chap-
man and Apalachicola high
school, the city of Apalachic-
ola would like to establish a
High School Athletic Hall of
Fame for Apalachicola and
we need your help.
The goal is to preserve
the rich heritage of Apala-
chicola's student-athletes
and to establish a reposi-
tory for all memorabilia
acquired. Therefore, if you

have any high school sports
memorabilia that you would
like to donate to the High
School Athletic Hall of Fame
for Apalachicola, we would
really appreciate it. You can
drop them off at City Hall at 1
Bay Avenue in Apalachicola.
Staff will keep the items in a
secured place while we final-
ize plans for a suitable loca-
tion for the Hall of Fame.
Although, there will never
be another prep game played
in the City of Apalachicola
because our schools are
now consolidated into one
and located in the Eastpoint
community, through this en-
deavor, the establishing of
this physical tribute to the
dedicated student-athletes of
Apalachicola, the memories
that each of us own of those
days gone by, can be shared
and preserved forever.

Van Johnson is the may-
or ofApalachicola.

Cooperation, generosity helping build library

By Joyce Estes vocates envisioned a new
Special to the Times building and began looking
News orts about the for land and funding.
srepo The Friends. The guid-
construction of the new nhe Friends of
Franklin County Public Li- ing group is the Friends of
Franklin County Public Li- the Franklin County Public
brary have drawn public Library, a nonprofit (501c3)
attention and questions. Ev- sbray, organization which
eryone involved welcomes support organization which
eryone involved welcomes I chair Our mission is to as-
this desire for information. I c the library in is goals and
Building a new library has sist thelibraryinitsgoalsugh fuandr
been a remarkable commu- programs through fundrais-
nity cooperation, a model ing and volunteers, and our
inty coopeas for unitin, major effort today is the new
in many ways for uniting building. We work closely with
county government, private the Advisory Council and li-
businesses, nonprofit brary staff Some
groups, library staff 150 people have
citizens, and visitors joined the Friends
almost all volunteers. ($10 individual mem-
People came together ($10 individual mem
because the project contbership) and also
improves the literacycontributed gener-
education, and natu- fund.sly The Friends'
ral environment of ourfnd The Fends'
community And we JOYCE ESTES annual meetings
and monthly board
still need your help! meetings (second
The Need. The Frank-
The Need. The Frank- Wednesdays) are open to any-
lin County Public Library one and well attended.
(FCP) is a county entity Many thousands of dol-
with paid staff and an advi- lars in pro bono services
sory council appointed by have been donated for the
commissioners. Since begin- new library, as I will de-
ning in 1992, the library has scribe. Total needed funds
flourished. Employees and are approximately $302,000.
volunteers serve three loca- The Friends have raised
tions: a county-owned library $192,000, and a fundraising
building in Carrabelle, rented campaign is ongoing for the
library space in Eastpoint's remaining $110,000.
Point Mall, andarentedyouth The Site and Acquisition.
center in Apalachicola. In a The beautiful 13-acre site
county of 10,000 residents, the of uplands and wetlands is
FCPL serves more than 5,200 on Ferrydock Road in East-
borrowers, provides comput- point, an area known as Indi-
ersforresearch, andconducts an Creek. It was purchased
numerous programs on- and from Ben Watkins, a long-
off-site. It is an award-winning time proponent of building a
small library, library in Eastpoint.
It also has major growing The Apalachicola Na-
pains that the county bud- tional Estuarine Research
get can't remedy. Even the Reserve first brought Indian
Carrabelle building, a won- Creek to my attention as
derful achievement in 2002, deserving of wetlands pro-
is crowded. The Eastpoint section. I was a member of
branch is bursting and was the boards of the Northwest
never designed for a library. Florida Water Management
Some years ago, library ad- District and the Eastpoint

Water and Sewer District. I
learned that purchasing the
property was not appropri-
ate for the Water Manage-
ment's acquisition plan.
However, it could award
a purchase grant requir-
ing wetlands protection to
another government entity.
Eastpoint Water and Sewer
agreed to accept the grant; it
would buy and then convey
the property to the nonprofit
Friends of the Franklin Coun-
ty Public Library, with the
same environmental condi-
tions. Mr. Watkins, with these
agreements in place for build-
ing a library, accepted a low
purchase price of $100,000 for
his valuable land.
From the beginning, then,
the library and environmen-
tal protection have been en-
twined. A library on the up-
lands protects the wetlands.
Every site step has met
environmental regulations,
and the Friends are working
with the Apalachicola River-
keeper on grants to create
boardwalks along the wet-
lands (no entry allowed until
then) and educational pro-
grams. No rezoning was re-
quired because the facility is
a community-use building.
The Friends own the
property and will own the
building. They will lease the
building to the county (like
the current Point Mall leas-
ing, except that rental pay-
ments will help support the
library). Another advantage
of coordinating through the
nonprofit Friends and seek-
ing private donations is low-
er construction cost. A state
bidding process could have
tripled the expense.
Building, Site Plan, Prog-
ress. The generosity that
allowed the project is truly
amazing. Dan Garlick En-
vironmental Services did a

thorough wetlands delinea-
tion. Preble-Rish, Inc. donat-
ed the civil engineering and
paid for permitting. Architect
Ivan Johnson, known for
public libraries, designed the
5,000-square-foot building for
a reduced fee. C.W Roberts
is donating excavation for the
site, road, and parking. Wayne
Thomas Construction is vol-
unteering as contractor. The
Hoffer Trust donated $20,000.
Other important businesses
are Gulf State Community
Bank, Baskerville Donovan,
Green Point Construction,
and Taylor's Building and
Supply. The county has as-
sistedwith expertise andwith
debris removal. Hundreds of
individuals have contributed
money and time whatever
they could.
We have also thought
ahead. Preble-Rish's plan
allows, on the uplands, other
10,000-square-feet of con-
struction. Library expansion
and a community/art center
are possible. The people of
Franklin County have a re-
markable resource.
But first we want to open
this new main library in the
spring. Soon we will start
erecting the purchased
steel building, using the do-
nations in hand. We need
some $100,000 to finish and
to equip the building.
Libraries enrich people
and place. They are vital.
So many of your neighbors
have already acted on this
belief. We hope you will too.
To donate, volunteer, or join
the Friends, please visit or
call the Eastpoint library
branch at 670-8151. Contribu-
tions are tax-deductible, and
credit cards are accepted.

Joyce Estes is president
of the Friends of the Frank-
lin County Public Library.



Thursday, December 25,2008


The Times I AS

A resolution of


for Gibbs

By Joseph A. Parrish, Chairman
Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
WHEREAS, Mrs. Doris Shiver Gibbs has served
with distinction as Supervisor of Elections for Frank-
lin County since 1981; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Franklin County
Board of County Commissioners to give appropriate
acknowledgement ad recognition to Mrs. Gibbs for
the invaluable service she rendered in behalf of the
citizens of Franklin County; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Gibbs was born in Apalachicola,
lived most of her youth in Eastpoint and attended
Carrabelle High School, where she graduated in
1969. She is married to Sam Gibbs and they have
four children and seven grandchildren. She is the
daughter of Jamie and Jeanette (Moses) Shiver of
Eastpoint; and
WHRREAS, Mrs. Gibbs is a former of Gorrie
Chapter #192, Order of the Eastern Star having
served as Worthy Matron in 1976, 1986 and 1997; she
also held many other offices since becoming a mem-
ber in 1972. Doris is a member of the United Baptist
Church of Eastpoint, and
WHEREAS, prior to being elected Supervisor of
Elections, Mrs. Gibbs was employed at George E.
Weems Memorial Hospital, Eastpoint Elementary
School and worked for several years in the seafood
industry as her family has done for many years; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Gibbs was first elected in 1980,
was sworn in January of 1981, was re-elected there-
after without opposition, and has just completed
her seventh term as Franklin County Supervisor of
Elections; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Gibbs has received her State
Certification as a Supervisor of Elections since 1985;
WHEREAS, during her term of office, Mrs. Gibbs
has served in several statewide positions, including
Chairman of the Small County Supervisors, District
Two Legislative Representative, the Canvassing
Board, the Administrative Rules Committee and
served on the "Vision" committee of the Florida
State Association of Supervisor of Elections; and
WHEREAS, during her term of office, Mrs. Gibbs
served as President, President-Elect, and Secre-
tary of the Florida State Association of Supervisors
of Elections. As an active member of this Associa-
tion, she served on the Legislative Committee, was
Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Chairman
of the By-Laws Committee, and served on the Board
of Directors and many other committees.
the Franklin County Board of County Commission-
ers conveys its deepest and most sincere expression
of gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Doris Shiver
Gibbs for her invaluable contributions and commit-
ment to the citizens of Franklin County during her
many years of selfless service as Supervisor of Elec-
This RESOLUTION adopted this 16th day of De-
cember, 2008.

Doris Shiver Gibbs accepts her plaque at the Dec.
16 meeting of the Franklin County commission.


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Franklin County School.
Snowden praised Apalachicola in
the opening of his remarks, sharing
how he came down for the dedica-
tion of the Three Servicemen Statue.
"There was great community spirit
as you celebrated that park that will
live forever," he said.

"I had a front row seat"

Snowden touched on a number of
topics in his remarks, beginning by
ticking off statistics regarding today's
veteran populations.
He said that even with World War
II veterans passing away at the rate
of 1,800 per year, there are still over
two million from that war.
The waiting time to be buried at
Arlington National Cemetery has
increased to several weeks, he said,
prompting him to recall a story when
he worked at Marine Corps head-
quarters in Washington. He was re-
laying a message from Marine Com-
mandant David Shoup, who was then
Fiscal Director of the Marine Corps,
and Major Gen. William PT. Hill, re-
garding the issuance of field jackets
to Marines out in the field.
Snowden's own service dates back
to Feb. 1942, when he enlisted in the
Marine Corps Reserve following an
education at the University of Virgin-
ia and Northwestern University.
He went on active duty in May
1942, and after being commissioned
as a Marine second lieutenant at age
23, saw combat as a company com-
mander with the 23rd Marines, in the
capture of Roi-Namur in the Marshall
Islands, the capture of Saipan and Ti-
nian and the assault on Iwo Jima.
Now the senior survivor of the Iwo
Jima landing, Snowden was wounded
in battle during the island invasion,
evacuated to a Navy ship and treated
for his wounds and then returned
to the front lines, in what became a
fight that lasted 36 days and left 6,800
American soldiers dead and 22,000
"I had a front row seat," he said.
"They earned that reputation as 'the
greatest generation.' I thank all you
vets for your service. We can never
repay the debt we owe to our veter-
Snowden contrasted the slaugh-
ter of 2,000 American soldiers killed
on the first day on the landing on Iwo
Jima with the current casualties in
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,
which is just over 5,000.
"We as victors had more casualties
than who we defeated," said Snowden
of Iwo Jima. "We are not suffering the
same kind of war now than we did in
World War II."
He said that while the nation has
more than 200,000 men and women
fighting overseas, and its casual-
ties are still "big numbers," they are
"pretty low numbers when compared
to 16 men and women in uniform dur-
ing World War II, and 12 million in
uniform the day the war ended.

GIBBS from page Al
puterized. That old desk is still circu-
lating around the courthouse some-
where. We traded it in for two little
ones so that Ida (Elliott) and I could
each have a desk," she said.
"I want to thank my husband; he
is here with me today. We have been
through a lot over the years. We lived
through 2000. People say that we have
just lived through a historic election,
but the election of 2000 was historic
too," Gibbs said. "This is the county I
love and I'll never leave it. I want ev-
eryone to know I will only be a phone
call away."

American Legion Post 106 Commander Al Mirabella, left, presents cer-
tificates of appreciation for longtime Legionnaires, from left, J.V. Gander,
William Wagoner and Red Sizemore.

"There are still young people in
America willing to step up to the
plate," Snowden said. "These days
our younger generation now has a
hard time coping with (injuries). The
cost of treating veterans is going to
be staggering in costs."
He said with an U.S. veterans pop-
ulation now more than 25 million, 1.8
million of whom are women, and the
nation generating thousands of new
veterans every year, "this has put a
different kind of burden on the Veter-
ans Administration to support."

Praises Obama, urges
Snowden ventured into politics in
his remarks, noting that he foresaw
American troops in Iraq at least un-
til the end of next year and likely be-
"We're going to be there at the end
of2009," he said. "We'll have a sizeable
troop presence in the Middle East for
several years"
He also was clear in his praise of
President Obama, lauding him for
his appointment of Marine Gen. Jim
Jones to be national security advisor.
"He so far has pleased me," said
Snowden. "I wish him well. I didn't
vote for him (but) he's going to have
my complete support until he proves
to me he doesn't deserve it."
He said he did not support institut-
ing a draft but felt it was important to
have young people register at age 18
"so If we need them, we'll call them."
Snowden drew on his experiences
in Lebanon following the 1983 bomb-
ing of the Marine barracks to share
his sense of the Middle East.
The general was there to investi-
gate the causes of the bombing, and
was visiting the wounded in the hospi-
tal when he talked with the Lebanese
chief of police.
He told the general that all the ter-
rorists he interviewed had denied
involvement, but "they always said
'I'm ready to take on the next suicide
"We don't understand the Middle
East, and those who have hijacked
the Koran," said Snowden.

Gibbs said the most memorable
elections of her career were the 2000
election and the 2004 election, where
the holder of the office of Clerk of
Courts was decided by just four votes.
Gibbs was also honored with a lun-
cheon at the courthouse on Friday.
About 50 friends and members of her
family gathered for a holiday luncheon
in the courtroom.
Gibbs accepted a second plaque
from Johnson and told the gathering,
"I've shed a lot of tears the last few
months because I've had to make a
lot of decisions about my life. It's been

He said that American forces have
had success in Iraq, mainly because
the civilian population has tired of the
violence. "People in Iraq have driven
off insurgents from large areas of
Iraq. They longer wanted that kind of
violence," said Snowden.
He called for more "personal hu-
man intelligence" from within the
Arab tribal ranks, and urged greater
"diplomacy, economic policy and un-
derstanding of the American people.
"We need time, patience and a tre-
mendous amount of diplomacy," he
said. "We can have a friendly relation-
ship to all those citizens in the Middle
Economic assistance will also be
called for, just as it was after the oc-
cupation of Japan.
"I think it is quite possible for it to
happen," he said. "After we toppled
the Japanese, we were the first ones
to help them rebuild. We sent them
money and we sent over those who
could teach them to rebuild their
Snowden, who following World War
II saw duty in Korea, Vietnam and
later as Chief of Staff of U.S. Forces
in Japan, recalled how GIs who went
through Japan and Korea on their
tours of duty would return home with
items stamped "serling silver," an in-
dication of the Japanese's clumsy at-
tempts to copy American products.
"Over time the Japanese learned
that it's really quality that counts,"
he said.
Snowden closed his remarks by
noting that he prefers not to just say
"God bless America.
"God has blessed America," he
said. "I prefer to say 'God, please
continue to bless America.'"
Among the many in attendance at
the dinner were World War II Army
vets Levy Cooper, A.J. Philo, Harry
Buzzett, Freddie Fagan and Alfia Mi-
rabella; Navy vets Milfred Butler, J.V
Gander and Red Sizemore; and Coast
Guard vet William "Pops" Wagoner.
Al Mirabella presented a plaque
of appreciation to Gander for his 63
years as member of the American
Legion Post, and to Wagoner and
Sizemore for their 50 years as mem-
bers of the Legion.

an honor to serve Franklin County. I
won't be gone away. I'll be just across
the bridge."
Her father, Jamie Shiver, told a
smiling audience, "We've always been
proud of her. She stayed at home 'till
she was 18. We had more trouble after
she was married than before."
Jamie Shiver and his wife of 58
years, Jeannette, were both on hand
at a reception held at the Supervi-
sor of Elections office that afternoon,
where still more of Gibbs friends and
coworkers gathered to bid this out-
standing public servant farewell.

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Thursday, December 25,2008

County unemployment shoots up in November

Franklin County's un-
employment rate rose by
six-tenths of 1 percent last
month, up to 5.3 percent, and
nearly 2 percentage points
worse than a year ago.
According to prelimi-
nary labor market statis-
tics released Friday by
the Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation, 250
people out of a county labor
force of 4,744 were jobless
in November.
A month earlier, in Oc-
tober, the labor force was
larger, with 4,831 people,
and the jobless rate was
lower, at 4.7 percent, as 227
people were without jobs.
November's numbers
were 1.7 percentage points
worse than a year ago,
when the county's jobless
rate was at 3.6 percent, with
173 people unemployed out
of a slightly larger labor
force of 4,785.
Still, the county remains
among the best for jobless
numbers among Florida's
67 counties.

Last month, Alachua
and Liberty counties had
the state's lowest unem-
ployment rates at 4.9 per-
cent, followed by Walton
County at 5.0; Sumter
County at 5.1 percent; Leon
County at 5.2, and Franklin
at 5.3 percent.
Hendry County, at 11.9
percent, had the state's
highest unemployment
rate in November, fol-
lowed by Flagler, St. Lucie,
Hernando, Hamilton and
Okeechobee counties, each
with worse than 10 percent.
Hendry's high jobless rate
is due mainly to seasonal
slowness in agriculture and
related industries with the
other areas being impacted
by construction and manu-
facturing declines.
The state's seasonally
adjusted unemployment
rate last month was 7.3
percent, which translates
to 680,000 jobless out of a
labor force of 9.3 million.
This rate was higher than
the October rate of 7.0 per-

cent and up 2.9 percentage
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SCOTT from page A1


The Times | A7

techno-thriller novels and
non-fiction accounts of mili-
tary history, has handled
his situation by setting an
example for the many vet-
erans he helps with disabil-
ity claims.
"You don't think that
much about blind people
until you become one," he
said. "I use the word blind
all the time. It is what it is.
It's not a stigma. I didn't
realize that until I became
"I'm at peace with it,"
Scott said. "I'm pretty dog-
gone lucky to be alive."

On the day of this inter-
view, Scott was working
closely with Linda Mangun,
an occupational therapist
with the Eye Center of
North Florida whose spe-
cialty is working with low-
vision people.
She works comfortably
with Scott, showing him how
to operate the closed circuit
television attachment to his
computer that enables him
to enlarge the handwriting
and type on the documents
he must review.
"He's already overcome
the biggest barrier and

Occupational therapist Linda Mangun, left, helps
Veterans' Service Officer William Scott navigate the
courthouse steps with his cane and wearing a pair of
telescopic lenses.

that's acceptance," said
Mangun. "He's the most
adjusted visually-impaired
person I've ever worked
with. It's an incredible tes-
tament to the ability to re-
"Many men have the
hardest time," she said.
"They identify themselves
with their jobs and that is a
huge blow to their ego."
As a legally blind person,
with visual acuity worse
than 20/200, Scott's eyes are
trying to use his remaining
peripheral vision to do the
function of his lost central
vision, or what Mangun
explains as using "'where'
vision to do the 'what' func-
Mangun'sjob (she works
for Scott's health care pro-
vider in a collaborative ef-
fort with the VA) is to enable
Scott to remain indepen-
dent, whether at home, at
work or in the community.
In addition to closed cir-
cuit TV she's taught Scott
how to handle scanning and
reading documents, how to
use a computer software
that zooms in on text, and
how to manage telescopic
lenses, various sunglasses
and a variety of other adap-
tive tools and walking aids.
Mangun said most of
her clients have suffered
vision loss due to diabetes
or macular degeneration,
or to a lesser extent due to
congenital eye disease.
Both the Florida Divi-
sion of Blind Services, and
the VA, can assist the blind
with an individualized pro-
gram, as they strive to pro-
vide "reasonable accommo-
dation" so that the disabled
can continue to remain in-
dependent and on the job.
"It gives an employer
confidence," said Mangun.
But, she adds, the Pan-
handle remains lacking in
many of the tools and ser-
vices found in other parts
of the state. "We're very be-
hind in the low-vision field,"
she said. "There just isn't a
lot that's out there. There's
not a cohesive network for
veterans and the elderly."
As stalwart as Scott has
been in the face of his blind-
ness, he has no illusions

Occupational therapist Linda Mangun, left, helps Veterans' Service Officer Wil-
liam Scott learn to handle a pair of telescopic lenses.

about the future.
"I'm not going to be to-
tally independent," he said.
"As a blind person I've come
to understand you have to
have some eyes sometimes.
There are some things you
can't do.
"Driving's over with,"
Scott said. "My wife sold
my car."
For the last couple
months, Heather Holman,
a fulltime employee on loan
from the property apprais-
er's office, has been Scott's
eyes in the office, and he
has nothing but praise for
her work.
"She's excellent," he
said. "She learned fast, and
she gets along with the vet-
erans. I couldn't have got-
ten a better person. I can't
say enough for her."
The challenge, however,
is that Property Appraiser
Doris Pendleton needs Hol-
man back in the office Jan.
15, and the question before
the county commission is
how they will handle her
replacement, particularly
given a hiring freeze in
place throughout county
At the Dec.; 16 meet-

ing, Commissioner Bevin
Putnal asked about get-
ting someone in there who
could become trained and
knowledgeable in the event
Scott should decide to quit.
"I don't want that to hap-
pen," said Putnal.
Scott said replacing him
would call for someone
with a college degree and
wartime experience, in ad-
dition to the required VA
"We do a lot of things; we
get some calls for counsel-
ing every day," he said. "I
don't think you'll find some-
one to do this job for 30
hours a week with no ben-
efits. I would like the option
to increase what you give
them in a year or so, just to
give them an incentive."
He said the office has
44 new claims, and over
100 existing claims. "Do-
ing claims is just a small
portion of it," Scott said.
"We set up people on the
Internet to get prescrip-
tions online, and we call
when they have a problem
with medications, or have
an appointment or miss an
Because of the confiden-

tiality of personnel records,
Scott said it would not be
feasible to rotate county
employees into the office to
assist him.
The commission decided
to refer the matter to Coun-
ty Attorney Michael Shuler,
and labor attorney Lucy
Turner, and then advertise
either for a part-time or
fulltime position depending
on the advice of counsel.
"I thank God I see as well
as I do," Scott told the com-
mission. "I don't want to be
blind but it's not an issue in
my life anymore."
Scott said he has been
amazed at the variety of
adaptive tools, such as tape
players, magazines on tape
and descriptive videos, that
the blind can obtain for free
from the federal govern-
And he has marveled
at Mangun's dedication
in working with him, and
identifies with her brush
with vision loss as a child
that motivated her on her
career path.
"I kind of relate," she
said, adding with a laugh
"It's like the blind leading
the blind."



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134 Forbes St, Suite 1
Apalachicola, FL 32320
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Thursday, December 25,2008

GCCC offers new class formats

Like most Americans,
college students find that
they are busier than ever.
The shift to non-convention-
al classes, such as distance
learning or weekend cours-
es, has helped somewhat
ease this burden, but has
not solved it completely.
From this need for
more class flexibility, as
well as from factors of the
recent economic down-
turn, Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College has chosen
to reformat its on-campus
class scheduling begin-
ning in spring 2009.
The conventional aca-
demic schedule, utilized
by GCCC for many years,
consists of classes either
being offered on Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday
for 50 minutes each meet-
ing, or on Tuesday and
Thursday for an hour-and-
15-minute meetings. This
schedule required students
to attend campus more fre-
quently and for shorter time
intervals, which could be a
burden for a student who
must fit the school sched-
ule alongside work, family,
or other schedules. This old
schedule also provided a
"free hour" where no class-
es were offered at 10 a.m.
on Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday, which detract-
ed from the time a student
could be in another class
instead of waiting for their
next class to start.
The new schedule ad-
opted by GCCC begins Jan.
8 and students will have the
option to attend Monday/
Wednesday classes for one
hour and 15 minutes and
Tuesday/Thursday classes
for the same time interval.
This schedule will leave
Friday open for extended
classes, such as labs and
higher credit hour courses.

By utilizing this schedule,
most students, in general,
will not have to drive back
and forth to class as often,
which will help them eco-
nomically, and they will be
better able to schedule oth-
er commitments around
their school schedule.
Not only will this new
format provide more flex-
ibility for the student, it will
also allow GCCC to offer
more afternoon classes,
something many students
have been interested in for
some time. This schedul-
ing option will still provide
a version of the "free hour"
from the older schedule
which gives clubs and or-
ganizations time to meet.
In this schedule the "free
hour" will take place on
Tuesday and Thursdays at
12:30 p.m. and a light load of
classes will still be offered
at that time. All classes
available during that hour
will also be offered during
a different time during the
week so that students do
not miss the chance to par-
ticipate in a club or organi-
zation because of schedul-
ing issues.
"Gulf Coast will closely
monitor the outcome of
this scheduling change
and make any necessary
adjustments as issues
arise," said Dr. George
Bishop, vice president
of academic affairs and
learning support. "More
than anything, we just
want to offer flexibility and
ease for our students and
prospective students."
This change has been
greatly supported by the
GCCC administration, fac-
ulty, staff, and the academ-
ic council, and should make
attending college classes
much easier for students
within the community.

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Sun, Dec 28 710 530 40%
Mon, Dec 29 650 460 60%
Tue, Dec 30 670 470 0%
Wed, Dec 31 650 500 10%

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Poloronis Construction to
build Eastpoint boat ramp

By Lois Swoboda
At the Dec. 16 meet-
ing of the Franklin County
Commission the Poloronis
Construction Company of
Apalachicola was awarded
the contract to build the pro-
posed Eastpoint Boat Ramp
after bidding $380,000.
Jack Husband of Bai-
ley Bishop and Lane, the
engineering firm that re-
viewed the bid proposals,
said another company, Ben
Withers, Inc. of Panacea,
presented a lower bid, but
failed to provide appropri-
ate documentation.
Commissioner Pinki
Jackel said the Poloronis'
bid 'is significantly lower
than the grant money we
set aside for this project.'
County Planner Alan
Pierce confirmed the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conser-

vation Commission grant
funding the project was
for $480,000, about $100,000
more than the bid proposal
received from Poloronis. He
said the money can only be
used for the Eastpoint proj-
ect and that the county is in-
vestigating ways to use the
available funds to enhance
the boat ramp, including
"identifying the edges of
county property with a fence
or adding lighting."

Commission says no to
federal land, water grant
By Lois Swoboda
At the Dec. 16 meet-
ing of the Franklin County
commission, Director of
Administrative Services
Alan Pierce told the board
the application period for
the federal Land and Wa-
ter Conservation Find,
financed by the Trust for
Public Land, will open from
Feb. 16 to 27, 2009.

This grant may be used
to acquire property, but
there is a 50 percent match
requirement. Pierce told
the board that the available
funds were not sufficient
to acquire any of the par-
cels of waterfront land the
county wishes to purchase.
The commission voted not
to pursue this grant.

County employees
offered Aflac plan
At the Dec. 16 meet-
ing of the Franklin County
commission, Jerry Alford, a
representative of Aflac Inc,
a supplemental health and
life insurance company, told
commissioners of the avail-
ability of the section 125
"cafeteria plan."
This program is a book-
keeping change that allows
employees to pay their
health insurance premium
before taxes are deducted
from their pay. For example,

if an employee earns $1,000
per week, his or her taxes
are approximately $220 per
week. If $100 is deducted
for health insurance prior
to taxation, the employee is
taxed on only $900 and pays
about $198 in taxes.
The program is volun-
tary and employees wishing
to participate must sign up
for the cafeteria plan at a set
time each year, usually at the
time of insurance renewal.
They are then committed to
participate for the entire un-
less they have a change of
family status or job.
In a later interview, Al-
ford said that any business
with three employees or
more can sign up for this
program. "Basically what
we've done is free up some
money they can either take
home or apply to their insur-
ance. Maybe some employ-
ees who can't afford fam-
ily insurance will be able to
now," he said.


Keeping your Christmas poinsettia healthy

By Bill Mahan

Have you received a poin-
settia for the Christmas Holi-
day and are wondering what
to do with it? If this sounds
like your situation, please
read on. The following is
some background informa-
tion on poinsettia and some
helpful hints to keep your
plant health throughout the
holiday season and with any
luck for many holiday sea-
sons to come.
The poinsettia is a mem-
ber of the spurge family and
is native to Mexico. It was
first introduced in the United
States around 1830 by Joel
R. Poinsett of Charleston,
South Carolina who at the
time was the U.S. Minister
to Mexico.
The flowers of the poin-
settia are actually the small
green and yellow clusters
found at the top of the plant.
All of the showy color (red to
pink, white or mixed) sur-
rounding the true flowers
are provided by modified
leaves known as bracts.
Poinsettias grow well in

a wide range of soil types,
including sand muck, marl,
rocky soil and clay. How-
ever, the keys to keeping
your plant happy are proper
temperature, watering and
When you first get your
plant keep it indoors in a
cool, sunny location that
is protected from sudden
changes in temperature.
Ideally, your plant should
have daytime temperatures
around 70 degrees F and
nighttime temperatures of
not less than 60 degrees E
Temperatures of 50 degrees
or less may cause the plant's
leaves to wilt and the bracts
to fall off. In addition, keep
your plant out of direct sun-
light and drafty areas.
As for watering, when
the soil feels dry to the
touch, the plant should be
watered thoroughly. The
correct amount of water is
critical since both under and
over-watering will cause the
leaves to wilt and drop off. If
your pot is wrapped in deco-
rative foil, be sure that there
are enough holes in the bot-

tom of the foil to allow excess
water to drain away from the
After the danger of frost
has passed, your plant can
be used as a shrub in your
landscape. This is not nor-
mally recommended for the
North Florida region due to
the possibility of freezing.
However, a number of peo-
ple in Franklin County have
been successful in grow-
ing poinsettias outdoors by
planting them on the South
side of their home in a pro-
tected spot away from drafts
and outside lighting sources
because if the plant gets too
much light at night the color-
ful bracts will not develop.
So if you decide to give
this a try, dig a hole one foot
wider than the root ball and
backfill the hole with a rich
compost and soil mixture so
that the top of the poinset-
tia's root ball is level with the
surface of the surrounding
landscape. Water the area
around the plant thoroughly
to remove any air pockets
around the root ball and
then place mulch around the

plant to help conserve mois-
ture and control weeds.
Fertilize your poinset-
tia with a complete fertil-
izer such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8 at
a rate of about a pound per
100 square feet of area. Usu-
ally three applications of
fertilizer are recommended
per year, the first one when
new growth begins in the
spring, the second in June
and the last in late fall after
the bracts have set. This last
application promotes large
bracts with good color and
aids with root growth during
the winter.
To keep your poinset-
tia compact and leafy, it
is recommended that you
regularly pinch-back the
new growth. This can be
done anytime from now un-
til mid-August. Then just let
the plant fill out and set its

Bill Mahan is a FL Sea
Grant Agent and the direc-
tor of the Franklin UF-IFAS
Extension Program. Con-
tact him at 653-9337 or 697-
2112 x 360.

Franklin County, Christmas pageants light up Carrabelle

The Miss Franklin
County and the Miss For-
gotten Coast Christmas
Pageant, held Nov. 16 at the
new City Hall in Carrabelle,
formerly the old Carrabelle
School, turned into a dou-
ble success.
There were 29 contes-
tants, with most of the girls
and boys entered in both
pageants. Bonnie Segree
was honored during the
event for her outstand-
ing 40 years directing the
Franklin County pageant.
She received many gift
certificates from local busi-
nesses, awards, roses and
a crown.
Segree selected
Georgette Colson as new
director for the Miss Frank-
lin County Pageant and her
first year started out with a
blast. "Even though it was
a lot of work, I loved every
minute of it, most all seeing
every girl receive a crown,"
she said.
With a new look for the
pageant world, Colson has
created an example she be-
lieves will encourage girls
to come out, have fun, dress
up and received awards.
"Everyone is a winner,
and is awarded a title and
crown!" she said. "No group
line ups. The most encour-
aging moment of the event
is when each contestant is

individually called out on
stage by herself and given
that special attention dur-
ing crowning and her space
with videographer and
photographer to capture
those special memories be-
ing crowned and awarded
personally, for her recogni-
Colson offered special
thanks for all those who
helped and contributed,
and to all the local busi-
nesses in the community,
contestants, parents and
families. She thanked
the City Hall facility, The
Times for coverage, Oys-
ter Radio for broadcasting,
Royce Rolstad and Mad-
eline Kidney for emceeing,
Randy and Helen Cook for
sound, Savannah Cook for
her beautiful voice in song,
Howard and Susan Reeder
and Andrea for videogra-
phy, Josh Russell for pho-
tography, Gloria William
for hairdresser, Angela and
Stephen Hopper for assist-
ing, Jolene and Jolie Grace
for crowning and assisting,
and her husband, Larry Joe
Colson, for his assistance.
"I am expecting to see
you all at the next year pag-
eant so bring a friend and
receive a surprise!" she
said. "I hope you all have
a Merry Christmas and a
Blessed New Year!

Miss Franklin County
Pageant Winners

*Ultimate Grand Su-
preme Winner Breanna
*People's Choice Win-
ner Jadyn Luberto
*Kings Jhamere
Rhodes and Chandler
*Queens Shaylee Mar-
tina, Kylee Smith, Jadyn
Luberto, Breanna Mur-
ray, Victoria Cook, Ciarra
Moore, Kayla Shuler and
Tiffany Boone
*Mini Queens Kayleigh
Leonard, Marina O'Neal,
Madison Whitten, Morgan
Vaughn, Brianna Garrett,
Savannah Cook, Shelby
*Novice Queens Kier-
styn Newell, Destiny Gar-
rett, Haleigh Ming and Pa-
tricia Golden
*Princess Shyian
Ward, Cynthia Duncan and
Khrystal Davis
*Cinderellas Macken-
zie Register, Robin Segree
and Candice Bright
*Sportswear Chandler
Topham, Shaylee Marti-
na, Kylee Smith, Madison
Whitten, Breanna Murray,
Victoria Cook, Savannah
Cook, Kayla Shuler, Tiffany
*Photogenic Kierstyn

Newell, Marina O'Neal,
Jadyn Luberto, Breanna
Murray and Khrystal Da-
Overall Photogenic -
Breanna Murray

Miss Forgotten (oast
Christmas Pageant
*Ultimate Grand Su-
preme Winner Breanna
*Kings Jhamere
Rhodes and Chandler
*Queens Shyian Ward,
Kylee Smith, Jadyn Lu-
berto, Breanna Murray,
Brianna Garrett, Ciarra
Moore, Shelby Lipscomb,
Artie Leanord
*Mini Queens Marina
O'Neal, Jadyn Luberto,
Morgan Vaughn, Haleigh
Ming, Khrystal Davis
*Novice Queens Shari-
ah David, Destiny Garrett,
Candice Bright
*Princess: Cynthia Dun-
Christmas Wear -
Chandler Topham, Shy-
ian Ward, Marina O'Neal,
Jadyn Luberto, Bre-
anna Murray, Brianna
Garrett, Ciarra Moore,
Shelby Lipscomb, Artie




The Courthouse will be closed

for the following days during

the Holidays.

December 24, 2008
December 25, 2008
December 26, 2008
January 1, 2009
January 2, 2009

The regularly scheduled

meeting for the City of

Carrabelle has been rescheduled

to January 8, 2009 at 6:30 PM

at Carrabelle City Hall located

at 1001 Gray Ave.




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Seahawks win two, but lose to Godby

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Two out of three ain't bad, but
it does spoil a perfect record.
The Seahawks varsity boys
basketball team topped Jeffer-
son County 68-60 in dis-
trict play last week, and
defeated Cottondale
62-58 in the Langston
Invitational Christmas
Classic at Chipola Col-
lege, to up their win to-
tal to 10.
But, for the first time
this year, the team lost a DES
contest, this time 49-44 WIN
to Tallahassee Godby,
which remained unde-
feated in Class 4A play.
"To me it's not so
much the loss," said
Coach Fred Drake. "To
me it's the up-and-down
play of the guards. For us
to win those guys have to AU
play well." 0'(
On Dec. 18, the team
traveled to Monticello
to square off against Jefferson
County, a district opponent that
defeated the Seahawks last
year at the buzzer.
"This was a big win for us,"
said Drake. "I tried to remind
the guys about last year's loss.
We couldn't take them for a
The Seahawks opened a 31-20
lead at the half but then endured
a terrible third quarter, in which
they were outscored 25-12 by the

Tigers. "They were already pret-
ty much worried about Godby.
Their whole mindset was about
Godby," said Drake.
Both senior Deshaun Win-
field and freshman Carlos Mor-
ris played well, scoring 15 and
23 points respectively,
and hitting 15-of-23 from
the field and snagging
17 rebounds between
them. Sophomore Aus-
tin O'Neal added 13
points and four assists.
On Dec. 19 at Chipo-
la, the Seahawks went
HAUN up against highly-touted
HFIELD Godby, and played tough
before eventually suc-
Trailing most of the
game, the Seahawks
tied it at 39-all with 3:40
left in the game. The Se-
ahawks fell behind by a
couple points but then
STIN senior Zan Simmons
HEAL missed a wide open la-
yup that would have tied
the game.
Still, Drake said the burden
of the loss falls on the entire
team's shoulders. "We missed
so many free throws it was un-
believable," said the coach.
In fact, Simmons was the
only players to hit both of his
free throws, while the team as
a whole went 6-for-13 from the
charity stripe.
"A college scout from Ala-
bama Southern said to me 'Y'all
could have had it if not for those

free throws," said Drake. O'Neal
led the team with 16 points.
"Even though they were
looking towards Godby, the kids
kind of feared them a little bit
when they came up the court,"
said Drake. "They were a little
intimidated before the game
"The guards didn't play well,
they had too many turnovers,"
said Drake, noting too that the
team was unable to counter
Godby's aggressive man-to-
man defense.
"We couldn't get in sync," he
The team finished the week
on an upbeat note as they
downed Cottondale 62-58 to
close out the tournament.
Morris scored 21 points to
lead a quartet of players in dou-
ble-figures, as Winfield added
14, O'Neal 11 and James 10.
After racking up a 14-point
lead with 44 seconds in second
quarter, 31-17, the Seahawks let
Cottondale crawl back into the
game, as they outscored the Se-
ahawks in each of the last two
"Deshaun (Winfield) was in
foul trouble the whole night and
that limited our offense," Drake.
Winfield eventually fouled out
with 7:17 left in the game.
"The guards were a little
bit better but they still have
a lot of work to do," said the
coach. "I'm just looking for
some type of consistent guard

Dec. 18
FCHS at Jefferson Cty.
Franklin 23 18 12 15 68
Jefferson 10 10 25 15- 60
FCHS STATS: Deshaun Winfield 7/9 2s, 0/2 3s, 1/5 FTs, 15 pts; Carlos
Morris 8/14 2s, 2/4 3s, 1/2 FTs, 23 pts.; Jeremy James 3/4 2s, 0/1 3s, 0/1
FTs, 6 pts. Austin O'Neal 3/10 2s, 0/2 3s, 7/8 FTs, 13 pts.; Zan Simmons
1/6 2s, 0/1 3s, 0/1 FTs, 2 pts.; Arron Prince 2/6 2s, 5/8 FTs, 9 pts.
Rebounds: Morris 10, Winfield 7, Simmons 5, O'Neal 4, Prince 3,
Adam Joseph 2
Assists:, O'Neal 4, James 2, Winfield, Simmons, Morris
Steals: Winfield 6, Morris 4, Simmons, O'Neal 3, Joseph, James
Blocks: Winfield 5
Dec. 19
FCHS vs. Godby at Langston Classic
Franklin 12 9 10 13 44
Godby 15 13 9 12 49
FCHS STATS: Winfield 4/8 2s, 1/3 FTs, 9 pts; Morris 0/6 2s, 2/7 3s, 2/4
FTs, 8 pts.; James 3/3 2s, 1/3 FTs, 7 pts. O'Neal 6/13 2s, 0/1 3s, 4/6 FTs,
16 pts.; Simmons 1/2 2s, 2/2 FTs, 4 pts.; Rebounds: Winfield 7, Simmons
6, Morris 5, O'Neal 4, Prince 2, James
Assists: Prince 3, Simmons 3, Morris 2, O'Neal
Blocks: Morris 2, Joseph, Simmons, Winfield
Dec. 20
FCHS vs. Cottondale at Langston Classic
Franklin 17 14 12 19 62
Cottondale 14 5 1722- 58
FCHS STATS: Winfield 6/8 2s, 0/2 3s, 2/3 FTs, 14 pts; Morris 7/14 2s,
1/9 3s, 4/5 FTs, 21 pts.; James 5/8 2s, 0/1 FTs, 10 pts. O'Neal 3/8 2s, 5/8
FTs, 11 pts.; Prince 1/1 2s, 1/2 3s, 0/1 FTs, 5 pts.; Marcus Allen 1/2 FTs,
1 pt.
Rebounds: Morris 12, O'Neal 8, Joseph, Prince, Winfield, James 2
Assists: O'Neal 5, James, Morris 3 Prince, Allen
Blocks: O'Neal

ABC Middle School hoops

The Apalachicola Bay Charter School middle school basketball team, stand-
ing, from left, eighth-grader Jon Rafnel, seventh-grader Christian Jones,
eighth-grader LaDarius Rhodes, eighth-grader Seth Rogers, seventh-grader
Dwayne Griggs, sixth-grader Travis Moore, and coach Shawn Biernat.
Kneeling, from left, are sixth-grader Chase Taranto, sixth-grader Travion
Turrell, seventh-grade Mercury Wynn, seventh-grader Graham Kirvin, sixth-
grader Corey Bratton and sixth-grader Jake Richards.

The Apalachicola Bay Charter School middle school cheerleaders, back row,
from left, are sixth-grader Trinity Henderson, eight-grader and captain Dixie
Oliphant, eighth-grader and co-captain Brittany Bryant and seventh-grader
Ashley Butler. Front row, from left, are sixth-grader Alexis Philpotts, sixth-
grader Brooke Frye, seventh-grader Holly Furr, sixth-grader Kaitlin Griner
and seventh-grader Ashley Moore. Not pictured are sixth-grader Gracyn But-
ler, eighth-grader Christina Collins, eighth-grader Whitney Vause, and coach
Traci Moses.

This Week with the Seahawks

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seahawks Varsity Basketball faces Franklin (Tenn.) High School as part of
the Panama City Barnstorm Classic at Bay High. The tournament last from
Friday, Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec. 31. Tipoff times to be announced.

Lynn among first FSU med

school grads to practice

Dr. Joda Lynn, an emergency medi-
cine physician at Weems Memorial Hos-
pital, is among the 14 members of the
first class of students at The Florida
State University College of Medicine
to have completed studies and medical
Lynn works for Southland Emergency
Medical Services, which staffs the Weems'
emergency room as well others in hospi-
tals in North Florida and South Georgia.
When the students arrived at FSU
as part of the inaugural class in 2001,
they were taking a calculated gamble by
choosing to be part of the first new medi-
cal degree program created in the Unit-
ed States in nearly a quarter-century.
Since their enrollment, physician
workforce estimates in the U.S. have
shifted dramatically from talk of a poten-
tial surplus to current projections of a
severe physician shortage. In June 2006
the Association of American Medical Col-
leges called for a 30 percent increase in
medical school enrollment by 2015, bas-
ing its position on several factors, includ-
ing population growth, a doubling of the
number of people over age 65 between
2000 and 2030 and an aging physician
workforce in which one of every three
active doctors in America is older than
55 and likely to retire by 2020.
Twenty-seven members of the origi-
nal College of Medicine class gradu-
ated in May 2005. Because the length
of residency program training varies
depending on specialty, 13 members of
the class continue training in special-
ties ranging from internal medicine
to pediatric neurology and surgery.
The 14 others completed resi-
dency training in July. Ten of the 14 are
practicing in Florida, with five of those
practicing in rural, medically under-
served areas. Four of the 10 Florida phy-
sicians are practicing family medicine.
Witnessing the transition is especial-
ly rewarding for faculty members who
helped recruit the College of Medicine's
first class.


Dr. Joda Lynn
"The charge I gave to the admissions
committee was to look for people who
were ready to be pioneers," said Myra
Hurt, who served as interim dean and
director of the admissions process when
the first class was admitted. "We didn't
have facilities, and we didn't yet have ac-
creditation, but these students believed
in the mission and wanted to be a part
of this medical school. As much as any-
thing, they were our partners."
Six of the college's 14 alumni practic-
ing physicians are working in or near
Tallahassee. Two of those -- Drs. Chris-
tie Sain and Alex Ho -- have joined the
College of Medicine as part-time faculty
members who teach medical students.
"We are deeply proud of the aca-
demic and professional success of our
students," said Dr. Alma Littles, senior
associate dean for academic affairs. "We
knew we had an educational model that
would create the exemplary, compas-
sionate, caring physicians that are now
practicing in communities of need in the
state of Florida and other areas of this

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Apalachicola dentist Dr. James Padgett and his entire staff were busy Friday as they treated an entire
day's worth of patients for free. "We did a lot of work. We started at 8 a.m. this morning and just slowed
down," said Padgett. "Nobody was charged anything today." Drawing on referrals mainly from the health
department, the staff saw 26 patients and performed all types of work, including sealants, extractions, ex-
aminations, and cleaning, such as that being provided Brandi Pridgen, above. Preparing Pridgen's smile
for a sparking clean Christmas holiday is Laurie Varnes, a certified dental assistant in Padgett's office.

This newly-placed statue of a Bald Eagle, above, on
display at Veterans' Park in downtown Carrabelle,
was purchased entirely with private donations.
Carrabelle Cares spearheaded the fundraising ac-
tivities, with local businesses contributing $1,700
toward the cost. American Legion Post 82 held a
fundraiser and raised $1,600. Private citizens do-
nated a total of $880 and Seaside Village matched
the private donations.Carrabelle City Clerk Keisha
Smith said the statue was the idea of former City
Administrator John Mclnnis. "John wanted some
kind of a flag in the park and eagle. When we
found this at, he said 'we have to have
that.'" She said the city particularly wished to thank
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Sheriff-elect Skip Shiver and his wife, Julie, and family joined the Eastpoint Christmas parade Dec. 13 in
their 1956 Chevrolet Belair.

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Photos clockwise from top: Letting their hair down on the new
playground equipment at Friday's Harvest Festival at the Franklin
County School are, from left, fifth graders Lael Parker, Destiny
Maples and Bre Barrack. Khali McNair, left, and Malic O'Neal
take in the chilly weather Dec. 13 as they watch the Eastpoint
Christmas parade go by. Metia Yur of Carrabelle enjoyed tur-
key and trimmings at the senior center Christmas luncheon. An
elf from El Jalisco restaurant in Eastpoint throws out Christmas
candy during the Dec. 13 Eastpoint Christmas parade.

LUIb SWUBUUA I Stalt writer
Dishing up dinner for about 150 at the Christmas lun-
cheon in Carrabelle are, from left, Dorothy Mathes,
Henry Reed, Barbara Merrell and Pan McLaughlin.

Students come

caroling for

county seniors

By Lois Swoboda
Staff writer

There was fellowship fun and food at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center to ring in the holiday
About 150 attended the annual Christmas luncheon in
Carrabelle Dec. 11. There was turkey, ham and all of the
trimmings served up by volunteers under the guidance of
President Sue Reed.
The kitchen was staffed by Bert Robinson
and Bob and Pauline Franklin who prepared six
hams, six turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, gravy and
The entertainment began with a recital of tradi-
tional carols by the band from the Franklin County
Consolidated School under the direction of Carl Lester.
Before each carol, a member of the student band read
a history of the song. The band performed very well
especially considering this was a debut recital for the
A group of students from the Apalachicola Bay
Charter School came over from Apalachicola to per-
form more musical numbers including the
ever popular "I Want a Hippopotamus for
Christmas." The youngsters sang and If./I
danced, led by Temolynn Wintons,
musical director for the ABC School,
and accompanied on the piano by Bobby l. t
Wintons Jr. S

Below, Temolynn Wintons leads a group of ABC
School students in dances and song for the enter-
tainment of Carrabelle seniors.

An Unforgettable Christmas

On Thursday, Dec. 11, pre-kinder-
garten students at the Franklin Coun-
ty Learning Center starred in their
Christmas program, "An Unforgettable
In addition to performances by the chil-
dren, relatives and special friends were
invited to perform.
The program featured songs and
dances by each class.
The class of Mrs. Williams, Mr.
Smith, Mrs. Shiver and Ms. Thomas
sang and danced to "The Reindeer
Pokey," accompanied by Mrs. Swiney,
one of the parents on the keyboard.
The class of Mrs. Miller, Ms. Sewell
and Ms. Woods played instruments to
"Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer."
t Miss Anne Birchwell from the

library, who volunteers at the center, ac-
companied the last three classes on the
Mrs. Kulick's and Mrs. Buzier's class
played drums to "The Little Drummer Boy."
Mrs. Murray's and Mrs. Horst's class sang
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
The class of Mrs. Sasnett and Mrs. Segree
sang "Jingle Bells."
Special relatives and friends who per-
formed included Ronnie Segree, a grand-
father to one of the children; Miss Anne,
who sang and played guitars; and the trio,
Casey Nash, Sonja Creamer and Karen
Brannan, who sang a medley of Christmas
Mrs. Swiney entertained everyone
with an interactive version of "Must Be

Above, Mrs. Kulick's and Mrs. Buzier's class
played drums to "The Little Drummer Boy. At far
left, pre-Kindergartner Slayde Cain waits for his
chance to sing.



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Setting sail for sweet life together

Apalachicola Riverkeeper board mem-
ber J.R. Middlemas, of Panama City,
and Kay Young, of Tallahassee, were
among the guests on board the Apala-
chicola Maritime Museum's sailboat
Heritage for the Riverkeeper's special
morning sail Saturday, Dec. 13. The
couple is planning an extra special holi-
day season this year. They will be mar-
ried on Dec. 28. Young, who lived on a
sailboat for five years as a graduate stu-
dent, said Saturday's trip was wonder-
ful. The couple is considering using this
photo taken during their Heritage Cruise
on next year's Christmas cards.

CaLayia Jones turns 4 Landrick turns 3

CaLayia Sedria Jones celebrates
her fourth birthday on TKrs.':
day, Dec. 25, 2008. She is lihe
daughter of Sedric and CoLe.:,i
Jones of Apalachicola. Mate-.cil
grandparents are Harrison ac-d
Bonnie Jones, of Apalachicc.:::.
Paternal grandparents are BoL-ir-
da Preston and the late
Daniels, of Albany, GA. Maier-
nal great-grandparents are E.u-
gene Russ and the late Lela Russ,
of Apalachicola, and Harrison
and Louise Jones, of Albany,
GA. Paternal grandparents arel
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Bay Cares presented Blue Foundation Sapphire Award

In recognition of Florida
nonprofits successfully ad-
dressing health care dis-
parities across the state,
The Blue Foundation for a
Healthy Florida, the phil-
anthropic affiliate of Blue
Cross and Blue Shield
of Florida (BCBSF), an-
nounced its 2008 Sapphire
Award honorees at a cer-
emony in Orlando.
The Sapphire Award,
established in 2005, is the
only Florida statewide
award that recognizes and
rewards nonprofit commu-
nity health programs that
have demonstrated suc-
cess and high merit and
have a record of improving
the health of their commu-
nity through measurable
Bay Cares, Inc. has re-
ceived statewide recogni-
tion for demonstrating ex-
cellence and impact in im-
proving the health-related
outcomes of Florida's un-
insured and underserved
residents of Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla,

Thursday, Dec. 25
Apalachicola Narcot-
ics Anonymous. 6 to 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Call 323-0974.
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. St. George Island
Methodist Church. 7:30
p.m. Call 653-2000.

Friday, Dec. 26
Alcoho ics Anony-
mous. Apalachicola. Trin-
ity Episcopal Church. 5:30
p.m. Call 653-2000.
Carrabelle AA Group
Meeting at the Elder Care
Services Building at 7:30
p.m. For information call
697 2837.

Saturday, Dec. 27
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Eastpoint Method-
ist Church. 7:30 p.m. Call

Sunday, Dec. 28
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Eastpoint Method-
ist Church. 7:30 p.m. Call

Monday, Dec. 29
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Apalachicola. Trin-
ity Episcopal Church. 7:30

Following the 2008 Sapphire Award honoree ceremony in Orlando are, from
left, Charles Mahan, MD, Sapphire Award selection committee chair; Aleksan-
dra Schippnick, Julia Ruschmann, Marilyn "Duke" George and Mike Hill, Bay
Cares; Randy Kammer, president, board of directors, The Blue Foundation for
a Healthy Florida; and Cyril Blavo, D.O., Sapphire Award selection committee

Walton and Washington
The organization re-
ceived an Award of Dis-

tinction and $75,000 dur- specialty medical care
ing the ceremony. Bay referral and treatment
Cares, operated out of coordination, chemo-
Panama City, provides therapy and prescription

Philaco, Gherardi

partner for

yuletide cheer

Voncille Mc-
Cloud was
one of the
three 50-year
Philaco mem-
bers honored
at the musical.

On Dec. 11, the Philaco
Woman's Club of Apala-
chicola presented a musi-
cal Christmas program at
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Eugenia Watkins orga-
nized the program. The
Philaco chorus performed
a half-dozen traditional
hymns including "Joy to
the World" and "Angels
We Have Heard on High,"
accompanied by Bedford
Students from the
Martha Gherardi School
of Music were also on the
program. Bianca Huber
performed "Silent Night,"
on the piano. Jacob Shuler
played "The First Noel"
and "Angels We Have

Heard on High," and Len-
ny Ward wished the audi-
ence a merry Christmas
with the keyboard.
Maranda Moses' inter-
pretation of "Ave Maria"
on the violin was especial-
ly moving. Bedford Wat-
kins performed "Balbas-
tre" on Trinity's organ.
Joyce Estes honored
Philaco's three 50-year
members, Jean Gander,
Olga Nichols and Voncille
McCloud, by presenting
each a pink Poinsettia. Af-
ter the concert, everyone
adjourned to the fellowship
hall for light refreshments
prepared by club members.

By Lois Swoboda

p.m. Call 653-2000.
Al-Anon Apalachico-
la 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Trin-
ity Episcopal Church. Call

Tuesday, Dec. 30
Apalachicola Narcot-
ics Anonymous at Trinity
Episcopal Church at 7 p.m.
Call 323-0974
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Apalachicola. Trin-
ity Episcopal Church. 5:30
p.m. Call 653-2000.
Carrabelle AA Group
Meeting at the Elder Care
Services Building at 7:30
p.m. For more information,
call 697-2837.

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. Apalachicola's
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Women's Group at 6 p.m.
Men's Group at 7:30 p.m.
Call 653-2000.

Thursday, Jan. 1
Apalachicola Narcot-
ics Anonymous. 6 to 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Call 323-0974.
Alcoholics Anony-
mous. St. George Island
Methodist Church. 7:30
p.m. Call 653-2000.

FSU professor seeks caregivers

medications at little to no
cost to the uninsured and
"We are proud to honor
nonprofits making a sig-
nificant positive impact
on the health and wellbe-
ing of people in our state,"
said Susan Towler, ex-
ecutive director, The Blue
Foundation for a Healthy
Florida. "They are truly
models of success when
it comes to providing es-
sential health services
to our underserved and
uninsured neighbors who
might otherwise go with-
out care."
To be eligible for The
Sapphire Award, organiza-
tions must be tax-exempt
under section 501(c)(3) of
the federal tax code; offi-
cially reside and be incor-
porated in the state of Flor-
ida; and have programs
that are involved with
health-related services.
Programs are nominated
by three persons familiar
with the organization and
are reviewed by an inde-
pendent selection commit-

tee made up of medical,
public health and health
communication experts
from across the country
and Florida.
Including the 21 nomi-
nees this year, a total
of 188 nonprofits and
health programs have
been nominated for ex-
cellence in community
health programming. Of
that number, nine Win-
ners, five Awards of Dis-
tinction, seven Honorable
Mentions and four Final-
ists were recognized and
shared $1.425 million in
award funds.
The Blue Foundation
for a Healthy Florida is a
separate, philanthropic af-
filiate of BCBSF incorpo-
rated in Florida. Both the
foundation and its parent,
BCBSF, are independent
licensees of the Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Associa-
tion, an association of in-
dependent Blue Cross and
Blue Shield companies.
For more information, visit


Sanders Family

The family of Lionel Sanders would like to thank
everyone for their support, whether it was shown
with food, flowers, cards, monies or prayers, dur-
ing our brother's sickness and passing. We would
like to give a special thank you to Kelley's Funeral
Home and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. And
to Bishop Horace Solomon and the New Life Taber-
nacle Church Family, it is very difficult to put into
words our feelings for all of your love, support and
hospitality you demonstrated to our family during
this time of mourning. It is time like this when you
realize what wonderful people you are. May God
continue to shower his many Blessings upon you, as
you have shown much Brotherly and Sisterly Love
to our Family.

The Harris, Sanders and Winfield Family


of the
101 NE First Street
10:00 AM


EST. 1836
Hwy. 98 & 6th St.
SUNDAY: 8:00 AM 10:30 AM
SUNDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
THURSDAY 3:30 5:30 PM

A Florida State Univer-
sity researcher is seeking
African-American adult
caregivers who care for a
loved one with dementia at
least six hours a day and
have a strong need to re-
duce their stress.
Rob Glueckaut professor
of medical humanities and
social sciences at the Flori-
da State University College
of Medicine, is researching
the best way to make sure
caregivers receive some
care, too. His research
will compare the effects of
telephone-based versus in-
person skills building and
support for African-Ameri-
can dementia caregivers on
changes in emotional dis-
tress and health status over
time. The study is a collabo-
ration of FSU, Mayo Clinic
in Jacksonville, Tallahassee

Memorial Hospital and Flor-
ida International University.
The responsibility of be-
ing a primary caregiver for
a loved one with dementia
often comes with a heavy
cost, especially for Afri-
can-American caregivers,
who are substantially more
likely than other caregivers
to perform the most de-
manding tasks, including
bathing and toileting, and
spend a disproportionately
higher percentage of their
monthly income for the
care recipient's needs.
Interested participants
should call the project
staff at (850) 645-2745 or
(866) 778-2724 (toll-free),
or e-mail william.davis@ Caregivers
are eligible to receive up to
$100 for their participation
in the study.

Louis Smith
Louis A. Smith (Smit-
ty), a longtime resident
of Apalachicola, passed
away after a long illness,
at Harbor Breeze Assist-
ed Living Facility in Car-
rabelle, on Dec. 2, 2008, at
the age of 86.
He was born Dec. 7,
1921, in Troy, AL, to the
now late Annie E. and
James W Smith. He
served in the United Sates
Navy as Ship's Cook 3rd
Class, from 1943 to 1946.
After his discharge from
the Navy, "Smitty" worked
in the seafood industry for
50 years before retiring at
the age of 70.
He was married to his
belovedwife, Lucille, for 56

years, when she preceded
him in death in 1996.
He is survived by two
daughters; Judy Thomp-
son, and Fay (Charles)
Thompson, both of Apala-
chicola; one sister, Helen
Wynell Weeks, of Apala-
chicola; and two brothers,
Robert Smith, of Panama
City, and Hugh "Hamp"
Smith, of Apalachicola.
He is also survived by
five grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and
five great-great-grand-
Services were held
Dec. 6 at Kelley's Fli-
neral Home with the Rev.
Donnie Crum officiating.
Burial was at Magnolia

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g The United Methodist Churches
of Franklin County Welcome You

First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola
Worship Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
75 5th St. Apalachicola 653-9530
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis
Carrabelle United Methodist Church
Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Friday of each month
102 NE Ave. B Carrabelle 697-3672
Pastor: Julie Stephens
Eastpoint United Methodist Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
Prayer 9:15 a.m. Waffles & Wisdom 11:15 a.m.
Healing Service every first Fridays of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
317 Patton Dr. (corner of David St.) 670-8825
Pastor: Rev. Beth White
St. George Island United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Fellowship Hour
201 E. Gulf Beach Dr. 927- 4635
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis

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Need support

over the holidays?


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm
Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Worship & Word 7:30 pm
Nursery Provided during regular church services

St. Patrick Catholic Church
Ave. "C" & 6th St. Apalachicola, FL 32329
(850) 653-9453 Email:

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B4 I The Times

Law Enforcement

Thursday, December 25,2008



The following re-
port is provided by
the Franklin County
Sheriff's Office. Ar-
rests are made by offi-
cers from the following
county, and state law
enforcement agencies:
Apalachicola (APD),
Carrabelle (CPD),
Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), Franklin County
Sheriff's Office (FCSO),
Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), Florida
Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection
(FDEP) and Florida De-
partment of Agriculture
and Consumer Services
All defendants are
considered innocent
until proven guilty in a
court of law.

Dec. 15
Sandashia K
Thompson, 19, Tallahas-
see, failure to appear

Dec. 16
Cindy L. Smith, 51,
Apalachicola, sale of a
controlled substance
Albert L. Hartsfield
Jr., 35, Crawfordville,
violation of probation

Dec. 17
Leikeisha L. Lem-
on, 32, Panama City,
violation of probation
Jerome D. Russ, 30,
Apalachicola, battery by
an inmate (FCSO)
Charles D. Gray, 20,
Carrabelle, battery by
an inmate (FCSO)

Dec. 18
Robert A. Hill, Jr., 18,
Apalachicola, trespass
on property after warn-
ing (APD)
Joseph L. Chas-
tain, 36, Moultrie, GA,
violation of injunction
Curtis A. Baucham,
46, Stone Mountain,
GA, failure to appear
Richard E. Sand, 37,
Carrabelle, violation of
probation (FCSO)

Museum coordinates support

for soldiers in



Visitors to the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum were asked to join with the museum in donating
necessary, and useful, items that soldiers were in need of while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. A
contribution box and donation jars were placed at city businesses as well as the museum itself.
Information posted on the Internet, under "any," allowed the museum to select a specific
soldier, sailor, marine or airman and send a package to that individual's unit.
The museum sent three packages; one to a marine unit in Afghanistan and two to army units in Iraq.
Items included toiletries, sun block, cigars, instant flavoring to add to bottled water, chewing gum,
children's toys for Iraqi children and snacks of all kinds. Two of these units have returned home.
Pictured above is "Team Nightmare," still serving in Iraq.
This unit, stationed with Iraqi troops, does not have immediate access to American military commissaries.
Their only sources of American goods are those supplied by their families and generous people. The
museum welcomes everyone to join in efforts to support the troops.
For more information go to and click onto "support our troops."

FHP announces

Lt. Patrick Mur-
phy, of the Florida
Highway Patrol,
has announced that
members in Troop H,
Quincy district, are
authorized to con-
duct driver license/
vehicle inspection
checkpoints during
daylight hours next
month at the fol-
lowing locations in
Franklin County:
Thursday, Jan.
1, 2009: State Route
30, SR 30A and SR 65
Jan. 2 to 8,
2009: SR 384, SR 67,
SR 377 and SR 385
Jan. 9 to 15, 2009:
County Road 370, CR
157 and CR 59
Jan. 16 to 22,
2009: CR 374, CR
30A and SR 300
(St. George Island
Jan. 23 to 29,
2009: SR 30, SR 30A
and SR 65
Jan 30 and 21,
2009: SR 384, SR 67,
SR 377 and SR 385
All personnel
participating in the
checkpoints will be
responsible for fol-
lowing the proce-
dures outlined in
Chapter 17.12 of the
Florida Highway Pa-
trol Policy Manual
regarding driver
license and vehicle
inspection check-

November's global temperatures near-record warm

The year 2008 is on track to be
one of the 10 warmest years on re-
cord for the planet, based on the
combined average of worldwide
land and ocean surface tempera-
According to a preliminary anal-
ysis by NOAA's National Climatic
Data Center in Asheville, N.C., this
was fourth warmest November all-
time globally, for the combined land
and ocean surface temperature.
The early assessment is based on
records dating back to 1880.
The November combined global
land and ocean surface tempera-

ture was 1.06 degrees F above the
20th century mean of 55.2 degrees F
The global land surface tempera-
ture was fourth warmest on record
and was 2.11 degrees F above the
20th century mean of 42.6 degrees
F The global ocean surface tem-
perature was 0.68 degree F above
the 20th century average of 60.4 de-
grees E
The 2008 Atlantic hurricane
season was the third most costly
on record in current dollars, after
2005 and 2004, and the fourth most
active year since 1944. This was
the first season with a major hur-

ricane (Category 3 or above) each
month from July through Novem-
ber. Globally, there were 89 named
tropical cyclones, with 41 reach-
ing the equivalent of hurricane
strength (74 miles per hour), and
20 achieving the equivalent of ma-
jor hurricane status (111 mph or
greater) based on the Saffir-Simp-
son scale.
The United States recorded
a preliminary total of just under
1,700 tornadoes from January to
November. This ranks 2008 second
behind 2004 for the most tornadoes
in a year, since reliable records be-

gan in 1953.
Persistent severe to exceptional
drought plagued portions of south
central Texas and the Southeast
U.S. in 2008. Based on the Palmer
Drought Index, the 2008 percent
area of the lower 48 states experi-
encing moderate-extreme drought
peaked at 31 percent in June-July.
Northern Hemisphere snow
cover in November was 12.66 mil-
lion square miles. This is 500,000
square miles below the 1966 to
2008 Nov. average. Northern Hemi-
sphere snow cover extent has been
below average for most of 2008.

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Franklin County's source of news for more than a century The limese Thursday, December 25, 2008@ 5B


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Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes and Chap-
ter 62-346, Florida Admin-
istrative Code (F.A.C.), the
following application for an
Individual Stormwater Per-
mit has been received by
the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-

Application #551, received
on December 15, 2008,
from the Florida Depart-
ment of Management Ser-
vices for construction of a
new office building for the
Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission
on Graham Drive,
Carrabelle. The project in-
cludes paved parking,
paved drives, and
stormwater management

Interested persons may
comment upon these ap-
plications or submit a writ-
ten request for a staff re-
port containing proposed
agency action regarding
the application by writing
the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
trict's ERP Office, 800 Hos-
pital Dr., Crestview, FL.
Such comments or re-
quests must be received
by 5:00 p.m. within 14
days from date of publica-

No further public notice
will be provided regarding
these applications. Per-
sons wishing to remain ad-
vised of further proceed-
ings or to receive a copy
of the Technical Staff Re-
port should request that in
writing to the address
above or by e-mail to

Substantially affected per-
sons are entitled to re-
quest an administrative
hearing, pursuant to Title
28, Florida Administrative
Code, regarding the pro-
posed agency action by
submitting a written re-
quest after reviewing the
staff report.
December 25, 2008

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In The Circuit Court Of The
Second Judicial Circuit In
And For Franklin County,

MARY SMITH (Deceased)
SMITH and unknown par
ties of the above name
Defendants, including an'
unknown heirs, devisees
grantees, assignees
lienors, creditors, trustees
and all other parties claim
ing by, through, under o
against that defendant
and TENANT #1 and TEN
ANT #2 representing an'
unknown tenants who ma
be in possession

CASE NO.: 08-000020CC


MARY SMITH (Deceased)
SMITH and unknown par
ties of the above name
Defendants, including an'
unknown heirs, devisees
grantees, assignees
lienors, creditors, trustees
and all other parties claim
ing by, through, under o
against that defendant
and TENANT #1 and TEN
ANT #2 representing an'
unknown tenants who ma
be in possession, and T
All Others Whom It Ma

You are hereby notified
that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the follow
ing parcel of real property
located in Franklin County
Florida, described as fo


has been filed against yo
and you are required tc
serve a copy of your writ
ten defenses, if any, to
on Steven L. Applebaum
attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is Post Office Bo
9454, Panama City Beach
Florida 32417, on or be
fore 30 days from the firs
date of publication, and filE
the original with the Cler
of this Court before service
on Plaintiff or immediately'
thereafter. If you fail to dc

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so, a default will be en- Rescheduling Foreclosure Steve M. Watkins, III 225.26 feet to the Point of Plaintiff, The administration of the
tered against you for the Sale entered in Case No. FBN: 0794996 Beginning. From said ALL OTHER UNKNOWN estate of Patrick W.
al relief demanded in the 08-000152-CA, of the Cir- 41 Commerce Street Point of Beginning con- PARTIES CLAIMING IN- NICOLE PARKER; UN- O'Neill, deceased, whose
Complaint. cult Court of the Second Apalachicola, FL 32320 tinue North 89 degrees 29 TERESTS BY THROUGH, KNOWN SPOUSE OF NI- date of death was July 28,
Judicial Circuit, in and for (850)653-1949 minutes 28 seconds West UNDER, AND AGAINST A COLE PARKER; IF LIVING, 2008, is pending in the Cir-
Witness my hand and seal Franklin County, Florida, in December 18, 25, 2008 along said R/W boundary NAMED DEFENDANT(S) INCLUDING ANY cult Court for Franklin
of the Court on this 24th which CAPITAL CITY 9523T 60.11 feet; thence leaving WHO ARE NOT KNOWN UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF County, Florida, Probate
day of October, 2008. BANK is the Plaintiff and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT said R/W boundary run TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF Division, the address of
), ANNE ANDERSON, REX OF THE SECOND JUDI- South 02 degrees 56 mmn- WHETHER SAME UN- REMARRIED, AND IF DE- which is 33 Market Street,
A Clerk of the Court ANDERSON and UN- CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND utes 27 seconds East, KNOWN PARTIES MAY CEASED, THE RESPEC- Suite 206, Apalachicola
A By: Michele Maxwell KNOWN TENANTS) are FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY 448.22 feet; thence run CLAIM AN INTEREST IN TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, Florida 32320. The names
S Deputy Clerk the Defendants, I will sell FLORIDA South 02 degrees 10 mmn- SAID PROPERTY HEREIN DEVISEES, GRANTEES, and addresses of the per-
December 11,18,25,2008 to the highest and best utes 31 seconds East, DESCRIBED ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, sonal representative and
E January 1, 2009 bidder for cash at the GULF STATE COMMU- 560.74 feet; thence run LIENORS, AND TRUS- the personal
r- Front door of the Franklin NITY BANK South 89 degrees 42 mmn- Last Known Address: TEES, AND ALL OTHER representative's attorney
d County courthouse in Apa- Plaintiff utes 40 seconds East, Unknown PERSONS CLAIMING BY are set forth below.
y 9426T IT T lachicola, Franklin County, 560.74 feet; thence run THROUGH, UNDER OR
, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Florida at 11:00 a.m. on VS South 89 degrees. 42 mmn- Current Address: AGAINST THE NAMED All creditors of the dece-
, OF THE SECOND JUDI- January 15, 2009, the utes 40 seconds East, Unknown DEFENDANT(S); COX dent and other persons
, CIAL CIRCUIT IN CAND property set forth in the Fi- JOHN BELLEW and 60.13 feet; thence run COASTAL DEVELOP- having claims or demands
- FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, nal Judgment of Foreclo- SONYA BELLEW, husband North 02 degrees 10 mmn- YOU ARE NOTIFIED that MENT, LLC; WHETHER against decedent's estate
*r FLORIDA sure and more particularly nd wife; APALAECHICOLA utes 57 seconds West, an action to foreclose a DISSOLVED OR PRES- on whom a copy of this
t, AL CITY BANK, described as follows: STATndeAPA n O 563.69 feet; thence run mortgage on the following ENTLY EXISTING, TO- notice is required to be
P CAPITAL CITY BANK, STATE BANKa Division of North 02 degrees 56 mmn- property in Franklin GETHER WITH ANY served must file their
y plaintiff LOT 3, LAKES ON THE andCO TA utes 27 seconds West, County, Florida: GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, claims with this court
RONALD W. MILLER, RECORDS OF FRANKLIN CASE NO: 07000235-CA at Public Sale, to the high- Hundred Fifty-Four (154) OTHER PERSONS CLAIM- LOCATION OF THIS NO-
BRENDA G. MILLER and COUNTY FLORIDA IN est bidder, for cash, at the of the City of Apalachicola, ING BY THROUGH, UN- TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
Defendants, 34 & 35. County Courthouse, Apa- plat thereof in general use. DEFENDANT(S); OF A COPY OF THIS
CASE NO. 08-000282-CA NOTICE is hereby given lachicola, Florida, at 11:00 Defendant(s) NOTICE ON THEM.
CASE 08-000282-CA Any person claiming an in- that, pursuant to the Order a.m. on January 15, 2009. Being the same property
), C terest in the surplus from thatpursuant to the Order conveyed to Clydie Mae CASE NO. 08 406 CA All other creditors of the
A NOTICE OF SALE PUR- the sale, if any other than of Amended Final Sum- Any person claiming an in- Russ from Hilda F. Marlar, decedent and other per-
A SUANT TO CHAPTER45 the property owner as of mary Judgment of Fore- terest in the surplus from widow, by Warranty Deed NOTICE OF SALE sons having claims or de-
S is the date of the ls pend- closure in this cause, in the sale, if any, other than dated September 16, 2003 mands against decedent's
NOTICE is given pursuant ens, must file a claim he Circuit Florida, I will the property owner as of and recorded on Septem- Notice is hereby given estate must file their claims
E to a Final Judgment of within sixty (60) days after lin County, Florida, will the date of the lis pend- ber 17, 2003, in O.R. Book that, pursuant to a Final with this court WITHIN 3
r- Foreclosure dated Novem- the sale. sell theproperty situated in ens, must file a claim 756, page 143 and re- Summary Judgment of MONTHS AFTER THE
d ber 24,2008, and an Order Franklin County, Florida within 60 days after the corded among the Land Foreclosure entered in the DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
y Rescheduling Foreclosure DATED December 11, described as: sale. records of Franklin above-styled cause, in the LICATION OF THIS NO-
, Sale entered in Case No. 2008 L County, Florida. Circuit Court of Franklin TICE.
, 08-000282-CA, of the Cir- Lot 3. WITNESS my hand and County I will sell the
scut Court of the Second MARCIA JOHNSON Commence at a concrete WITNESS my hand and County, I will sell the
, cult Court o the, in and for CleMARCIAJOHNSONurt monumencet a concrete the seal of this Court this This property is located at property situate in Franklin ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
SJudicial Circut, in and for lerkofthe Circuit Court monumortheast comarking of Se 11th day of December, the Street address of. 250 County, Florida, described WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
r Franklin County, Florida, in By: Michele Maxwell on 3tea Township 8 South, 2008. 10th Street, Apalachicola, as: ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
t, which CAPITAL CITY Deputy Clerk ton 30, Township 8 Souh, Florida 32320 TION 733.702 OF THE
- BANK is the Plaintiff and Range 6 West, Franklin CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT LOT 11, BLOCK 93/274, FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
S RONALD W. MILLER Garvin B. Bowden, Esq, County, Florida and run COURT has been filed against you KEOUGHS SECOND AD- WILL BE FOREVER
YBRENDA G. MILLERNand Gardner, Bist, Wiener, South 00 degrees 45 mln- By: Michele Maxwell and you are required to DITION, TO THE CITY OF BARRED.
SUNKNOWN TENANT(S Wadsworth & Bowden A 61.35 feet to a rerod Deputy Clerk serve a copy of your writ- CARRABELLE, OF THE
y are the Defendants, I will 1300 Thomaswood Drive to a ten defenses 30 days after PLAT THEREOF AS RE- NOTWITHSTANDING THE
sell to the highest and best Tallahassee, Florida 32308 (marked#5826) lying on Steve M. Watkins, III the first publication, if any, CORDED IN PLAT BOOK TIME PERIODS SET
bidder for cash at the December 25, 2008 the Southerly right of way FBN: 0794996 on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, 2, PAGE 20, OF THE PUB- FORTH ABOVE, ANY
d Front door of the Franklin January 1, 2009 boundary of Twin Lakes 41 Commerce Street PA., Plaintiff's attorney, LIC RECORDS OF FRANK- CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
e County Courthouse in Ap- Road; thence run North 89 Apalachicola, FL 32320 whose address is 1701 LIN COUNTY FLORIDA. YEARS OR MORE AFTER
,- alachicola, Franklin degrees 29 minutes 28 (850)653-1949 West Hillsboro Blvd., Suite THE DECEDENT'S DATE
ty County, Florida at 11:00 9522T seconds West 646.04 feet December 18, 25, 2008 307, Deerfield Beach, Flor- A/K/A OF DEATH IS BARRED.
a.m. on January 15, 2009, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT to an iron pipe; thencei December 18, 25, 2008 307,Deerf Beac F Street West
Finathel Judropgmerty set fortheclo CI in thAL CIRCUIT, ECOIN AND boundary run South 00 de IN TE CIRCUIT COURT original with this Court ei- Carrabelle, FI 32322 The date of first publica-
Fal Judgment of Foreco- CIAL CRCUIT IN AND boundary run South 00 de- THE CRCUIT COURT ton of this notice is De-
sure and more particularly FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY grees 28 minutes 22 sec- OF THE SECOND JUDI- Plaintiff's attorney, or im-e at public sale, to the high- cember25, 2008.
F described as follows: FLORIDA onds West 214.87 feet to a CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Pit trey or i t a t te h
re-rod (marked #4261) FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY mediately thereafter; other- est and best bidder, for
R GULF STATE COMMU rng ontORD wise, a default will be en cash, Front steps of the Personal Representative:
I- LOT 43, LAKES ON THE GULF STATE COMMU- marking the Point of Be- FLORIDA termed against you for the Franklin County Court- Mary O'Neill
D BLUFF ACCORDING TO NITY BANK ginning. From said Point of CIVIL DIVISION relief demanded in the house, 33 Market Street, N11262 Clear Lake Road
E THE PLAT THEREOF RE- Plaintiff, Beginning continue South
E CORDED IN THE PUBLIC 00 degrees 28 minutes 22 HSBC BANK USA, N.A., Complaint or petition. Apalachicola, FL 32320 at Tomahawk, WI 54487
11:00 AM, on January 15, Attorney for Personal
N RECORDS OF FRANKLIN vs. seconds West 104.'95 feet AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE This Notice shall be pub- 2009. Representative:
SCOUNTY, FLORIDA, IN to a re-rod (marked FOR THE REGISTERED shed once a week for two Krsty Branch Banks
PLAT BOOK8, PAGES 33, LACYE DAVIS, a married #4261); thence run South NOTEHOLDERS OF R conc s in t DATED THIS 12th day of rneyMra Neil
V34,, &o. prsonand.STEVENfDA 8 d 4 m ts ANC 6 Apalachicola Times. December, 2008. Florida Bar No. 517143
D VS, seconds East 418.95 feet LOAN TRUST 20 P Box 176
y Any person claiming an in- Defendant(s) to a point lying on the cen- Plaintiff, WITNESS my hand and Any person claiming an in- Apalachicola, Florida
- terest in the surplus from ter line of a 60.00 foot wide the seal of the court on De- terest in the surplus from 32329
D) the sale, if any, other than CASE NO: 08-000319-CA access and utility ease- vs. member 12, 2008. thesale, f any, other than Telephone: (850) 653-1255
y the property owner as of ment known as (Bear Run member 12, 2008. the sale, if any, other than Telephone: (850) 653- 1255
the date of the rs pend- NOTICE OF SALE Road); thence run North THE UNKNOWN MARCIAM. JOHNSON the property owner s pendof Fax: (850)65325
ens, must file a claim 03 degrees 12 minutes 28 SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI CLERK OF THE COURT ens, must file a claim January 1,2009
u within sixty (60) days after NOTICE is hereby given seconds West along said SEES, GRANTEES, CRED- ERK HE MaOURT ensin60da must aftclahm January 1,2009
Sthe sale. that, pursuant to the Order centerline 105.15 feet; ITORS AND ALL OTHER By: Michele Maxwell within 60 days after the 9567T
of Amended Final Sum- thence leaving said center- PARTIES CLAIMING BY, Deputy sale. IN THE SECOND JUDI-
it DATED: December 11, mary Judgment of Fore- line run North 89 degrees THROUGH, UNDER OR Attorney for Plaintiff: Witness, my handandseal CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
n, 2008. closure in this cause, in 42 minutes 40 seconds AGAINST CLYDIE MAE Elizabeth R. Wellborn, A. of this court a sea2th FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
Sthe Circuit Court of Frank- West 412.20 feet to the RUSS A/K/A CLYDIA MAE EDzabeth Wllsbornv,Pa. of ti on ther12t L A
A MARCIA JOHNSON lin County, Florida, I will Point of Beginning. SUB- RUSS DECEASED; ALVIN 1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, day of December, 2008.307
h, Clerk of the Circuit Court sell the property situated in JECT TO AND TOGETHER K. BAKER:. UNKNOWN Deerfeld Beach Faw Offices of Daniel C COASTAL COMMUNITY
- By: Michele Maxwell Franklin County, Florida WITH a 60.00 foot wide ac- TENANT 41; UNKNOWN Deereld each, FL. Law Offices o Daniel C. BANK, d/b/a APALACHI-
Deputy Clerk described as: cess and utility easement TENANT #.; ALL OTHER Te33442hone(954 354 4 9204 KConsuegrPalm Drive COLA STATE BANK, a Di-
Slying over and across the UNKNOWN PARTIES Telephone(954)3543544 9204 King Palm Drive vision of Coastal Commu-
k Garvin B. Bowden, Esq Lot 6, SEASIDE COT- Easterly 30.00 feet there CLAIMING INTERESTS Phone: 813-915-8660 nity Bank,
e Gardner, Bist, Wiener, TAGES, a subdivision as of. BY THROUGH, UNDER **IN ACCORDANCE WITH Attorneys for Plaintiff 9158660 Plaintiff,
y Wadsworth & Bowden PA. per map or plat thereof as AND AGAINST A NAMED THE AMERICANSC WITH
o 1300 Thomaswood Drive recorded in Plat Book 9, SUBJECT AND TO- DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE DISABILIESACT Ifou Inaccordancewiththe vs.
Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Page 25, of the Public GETHER WITH a 60.00 NOT KNOWN TO BE ABLTE n an wh te
December 25, 2008 Records of Franklin foot wide access and utility DEAD OR ALIVE, are a personwith adisabl- American with Disabilities LEWIS S. JAMES, III, and
January 1,2009 County, Florida. easement lying over and WHETHER SAME UN- ty who needs any accom- Actof 1990, persons need- GAIL B. JAMES,
across the Easterly 30.00 KNOWN PARTIES MAY modation in order to par-ing a special accommoda- Defendants.
at Public Sale, to the high- feet thereof, which is more CLAIM AN INTEREST AS ticipate in this proceeding. tion to participate in this
9427T est bidder, for cash, at the particularly described by a SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- you are entitled, at no cost proceeding should contact CASE NO. 08-00063-CA
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT steps of the Franklin recent survey produced by SEES, GRANTEES OR to you, to the provision of the ASA Coordinator no
OF THE SECOND JUDI- County Courthouse, Apa- James "Thurman" OTHER CLAIMANTS certain assistance. Please later than seven (7) days NOTICE OF SALE
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND lachcola Florida, at 11:00 Roddenberry Professional Defendants. contact Court Administra- prior to the proceedings. If
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY chicola Floridat100 RoSnber Pr lo Defendants. tion at 425 N. Orange Ave- hearing impaired, please NOTICE IS HEREBY
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY a.m. on January 15, 2009. Land Surveyor, dated No- tion at 425 N. OrangeAve- hearing impaired, please NOTICE IS HEREBY
FLORIDA vember 21,2001 and bear- CASE NO. 08-000459-CA nue, Orlando. Florida call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) GIVEN pursuant to a De-
Any person claiming an in- ing Job No. 01-645 as fol- DIVISION: 32801, Telephone (407) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), fault Final Judgment of
CAPITAL CITY BANK, terest in the surplus from lows: 836-2303 within 2 working via Florida RelayService. Foreclosure dated De-
Plaintiff, the sale, if any, other than NOTICE OF ACTION days of your receiptof this December 25, 2008 member 11, 2008, and en-
the property owner as of Commence at a concrete notice; if you are hearing January 1,2009in Civil Action No.
VS. the date of the lis pend- monument marking the THE (UNKNOWN or voice impaired. call 9559T 08-00063-CA of the Circuit
ANNE ANDERSON, REX ens, must file a claim Northeast corner of Sec- SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI- December 25, 2008771. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Court of the Second Judi-
ANE RANDERSON, REX within 60 days after the tion 30, Township 8 South, SEES, GRANTEES, CRED- December25, 2008 FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY cial Circuit in and for
ANDERSON and UN- sale. Range 6 West, Franklin ITORS AND ALL OTHER January 1, 2009 FLORIDA Franklin County, Florida,
KNOWN TENANTS) County, Florida and run PARTIES CLAIMING BY, 9558T PROBATE DIVISION wherein the parties were
Defendants. WITNESS my hand and South 00 degrees 45 mmn- THROUGH, UNDER OR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT the Plaintiff, COASTAL
the seal of this Court this utes 08 seconds West, AGAINST CLYDIE MAE OF THE SECOND JUDI- IN RE: ESTATE OF COMMUNITY BANK, and
CASE NO.: 08-000152-CA 11th day of December, 659.56 feet to a re-rod RUSS A/K/A CLYDIA MAE CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE PATRICKW. O'NEILL the Defendants, LEWIS S.
2008. (marked #5826) lying on RUSS DECEASED STATE OF FLORIDA, IN Deceased. JAMES, III, and GAIL B.
NOTICE OF SALE PUR- the Southerly R/W bound- AND FOR FRANKLIN JAMES, I will sell to the
SUANT TO CHAPTER 45 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT ary of Twin Lakes Road; Last Known Address: COUNTY File No. 08-000062PR highest and best bidder,
COURT thence run North 89 de- Unknown CIVIL DIVISION Division PROBATE for cash, at 11:00 a.m.
NOTICE is given pursuant By: Michele Maxwell grees 29 minutes 28 sec- (Eastern Time) on the
to a Final Judgment of Deputy Clerk onds West along said Current Address: FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE NOTICE TO CREDITORS 22nd day of January,
Foreclosure dated Novem- Southerly R/W boundary Unknown COMPANY 2009, at the front steps of
ber 24, 2008, and an Order

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the Franklin County Court- VILLAGE SUBDIVISION
house, Apalachicola, Flor- PER PLAT RECORDED IN
ida, the PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES
following-described real 14-14A OF THE PUBLIC
property as set forth in RECORDS OF FRANKLIN
said Final Judgment of COUNTY FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an in-
LOT 1, TRACT 42: A parcel terest in the surplus from
of land on St. George Is- the sale, if any, other than
land lying and being in the property owner as of
Fractional Section 22, the date of the lis pend-
Township 9 South, Range ens, must file a claim
6 West, Franklin County, within 60 days after the
Florida, and being more sale.
particularly described as:
Dated this 17th day of De-
Commence at the most cember, 2008.
Easterly corner of St.
George Island Gulf MARCIA JOHNSON
Beaches, Unit No. 2, a Clerk of the Circuit Court
subdivision as per map or By: Michele Maxwell
plat thereof recorded in Deputy Clerk
Plat Book 2, at Page 15, of
the Public Records of IN ACCORDANCE WITH
Franklin County, Florida, THE AMERICANS WITH
and thence run North 18 DISABILITIES ACT, per-
degrees 37 minutes 19 sons with disabilities need-
seconds West 150.00 feet, ing a special accommoda-
thence run South 71 de- tion should contact
grees 22 minutes 41 sec- COURT ADMINISTRA-
onds West 20.00 feet, TION, at the FRANKLIN
thence run North 18 de- County Courthouse at
grees 37 minutes 19 sec- 9 0 4-6 53 88 6 1 ,
onds West 410.00 feet to 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
the centerline of State 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Road No. 300, thence run Relay Service.
along said centerline as
follows: North 71 degrees THE LAW OFFICES OF
22 minutes 41 seconds DAVID J. STERN, P A,
East 416.89 feet to a point ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
of curve to the right, TIFF
thence Northeasterly along 400 South Pine Island
said curve with a radius of Road, Suite 400
5729.58 feet, thru a central Plantation, FL 33324-3920
angle of 05 degrees 59 (954)233-8000
minutes 35 seconds for an December 25, 2008
arc distance of 599.31 feet, January 1, 2008
the chord of said arc being 9603T
North 74 degrees 22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
minutes 28 seconds East OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL
599.03 feet, thence North CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
77 degrees 22 minutes 16 FRANKLIN COUNT
seconds East 1848.92 feet, FLORIDANKLIN COUNTY,
thence leaving said center- GENERAL JURISDICTION
line run North 12 degrees DIVISION
37 minutes 44 seconds
West 732.18 feet to the DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
12 degrees 37 minutes 44 PLAINTIFF,
seconds West 421.86 feet VS.
more or less to the approx-
imate mean high water line CHESTER N. KRAWCZUK,
of Apalachicola Bay, ET ALE.
thence run along said ap- DEFENDANT(S).
proximate mean high
water line as follows: North CASE NO:
73 degrees 51 minutes 44 19-2008- CA- 000372
seconds East 19.64 feet,
thence North 85 degrees NOTICE OF ACTION
39 minutes 30 seconds CONSTRUCTIVE SER
East 85.83 feet, thence CONSTRUCTIVE SER-
leaving said approximate
mean high water line run TO. CHESTER N.
South 12 degrees 37 mmn- KRAWCZUK AND UN
utes 44 seconds East KNOWN SPOUSE OF
410.69 feet more or less, CHESTER N. KRAWCZUKO
thence run South 77 de- ESTER N. KRAWCZUK
agrees 22minutes 16sec- whose residence is un-
onds West 104.56 feet to known if he/she/they be
the POINT OF BEGINNING wn nifhe/she/they
The successful bidder at be dead, the unknown de-
he sale will be requder at fendants who may be
the wllrequisite state spouses, heirs. devisees,
documentary stamps on grantees, assditortgntees,
the Certificate of Title and all parties claiming an
DATED this 11th day of interest by, through, under
December,2008. r against the Defendants,
December, who are not known to be
Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON dead or alive, and all par-
Clerk of the Court ties having or claiming to
Franklin County, Florida have any right, title or in
By: Michelle Maxwell terest in the property de
As Deputy Clerk scribed in the mortgage
December 25, 2008, Janu- being foreclosed herein.
ary 1, 2009 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
9570T Fl ED that an action to fore-
REQUEST FOR close a mortgage on the
QUALIFICATIONS following property:
The Gulf Coast Workforce LOT 5, BLOCK "B", RANGE
Board is seeking qualifica- 4, PICKETTS ADDITION
tons from independent TO THE CITY OF
Certified Public Account- CARRABELLE, AS PER
ants to provide audit ser- MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
vices in accordance with AS RECORDED IN PLAT
Government Auditing BOOK 2, PAGE 20, OF
Standards for the fiscal THE PUBLIC RECORDS
year ending June 30, OF FRANKLIN COUNTY,
2009, with options to re- FLORIDA. AND ALSO LOT
new. Interested parties 6, BLOCK "74", (B4), PICK-
should request an RFQ
package via email or
download it from our
w e b s i t e
wb_pc.asp Responses
are due by 4:00 pm CST,
January 30, 2009.
December 25, 2008
CASE NO: 07-000468-CA
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 12, 2008 entered in
Civil Case No.
07-000468-CA of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 2ND Judi-
cial Circuit in and for

FRANKLIN County, Apa-
lachicola, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at ON THE
FRANKLIN County Court-
house located at 33 MAR-
KET STREET in Apalachi-
cola, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 22nd day of Janu-
ary 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set
forth in said Summary Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:



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1 1100 | 3220 4100 6 110 6140 7100
CITY OF CARRABELLE Carrabelle Port St. Joe, St. George
Island and St. James Bay
AS PER MAP OR PLAT Beach Previously Bank Owned
THEREOF AS RECORDED 3 Piece Living Room Set. Other 1BR/1BA furnished apart- 3 br, 2 ba, large lot, w/d, 007 00 Property Priced way below
IN PLAT BOOK Z, PAGE New 100% micro fiber, ment, downtown Apa- deck, appliances, ref. RE..LC... TEB,....E market value Prices start-
20 OF THE PUBLIC REC- stain resistant, List $1999. Attention lachicola. satellite, WIFI, $750/mo. 860-233-0676 i' ng at $35,000. Please call
ORDS OF FRANKLIN Let go for $649, delivery oremall 7100 Homes Counts Real Estate Group
COUNTYFLORIDA available. 222-7783 Home Computer work!!, newly renovated, balcony,a s Group
laundry on site. Short or claqartennalsbcqlob- 7110 Beach Home/ at 850-249-3615.
Flexible hours, great pay, long term rental. Call al net Property
has been filed against you will train, Call -a Cl 7120 Commercial
and you are required to 727-865-6795 850-653-8801_Century 21 Gulf Coast Re-7130 Condo/rownhouse
7140 Farms & Ranches
serve a copy of your writ- Lanark Village alty long term rentals avail- 7150- Lots and Acreage
ten defenses, if any, to itt able 7160- Mobile Homes/Lots | 7150
on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. $155 2 Pc- Queen Rental Coronado #3 2 br, 1.5 ba 7170- Waterfront 57 acres off Hwy 65 on
Plaintiffs attorney, whose Plushtop Mattress Set. 4130 2 br, 1 ba, furn. with w/d 731 Hwy 98 $850 per 7180- Investment Gardner s Landing Road.
address is 900 South Pine New in plastic w/ warranty. Earn up to $500 weekly $700 mo. Incld. util. All month Property Makoffer 850-653596
Island Road 11400, Planta- Can deliver (850) 545-7112 assembling our angel pins new 2 br, 1 ba, furn, with Destiny #1 2 br, 1 ba 115- 7190Out-of-Town eave offer. 850-653-1596
tlon, FL 33324-3920 no in the comfort of your own w/d Incld. util. $925 mo. 40th St. $550 per month 7200 Timeshare
later than 30 days fromthehome. No experience Furn. 2 br, 1 ba, incld util.Gulf Point #4 2 br, 2.5 ba
date of the first publication req'd. Call 813-944-3351 or $775 mo. Rental's weekly 7172 Hwy 98 $1000 per : j
of this notice of action and visit or monthly. 850-697-2220 month
file the original with the or 850-509-3535 Indian Lagoon Cottages 3 7100 7160
clerk of this court either A New Queen Orthopedic POSTAL & GOVT JOB br, 2 ba SR-30 Indian Pass
before service on Plaintiffs Piow mttrss st in INFO FOR SALE? $850 per monthRent
attorney or immediately sealed plastic $290. War-n-Palmetto Plantation 3 br, 3 $20,000 or $600 mo rent 2
thereafter; otherwise a de- ren Deiver. 6120 ba 112015th St. $900per BR 2 BA, 16x60 Champion
fault will be entered ty. Can Deliver action month Let's Trade MHzoned3 850-370-6118
against you for the relief 8502229879 St, Geore Paradise Porch 2 br, 2 ba Houses
demanded in the com- Iand 9135 Cockles Ave. $650
plaint or petition filed You NEVER have to pay Island per month My beautiful $275,000
herein. t for information about $160 wk, elec, Satellite, Surf & Sands unit 30-1 2 home in Tenn., with low
federal or postal jobs. If Garbage included, pool br, 2 ba 109- 30th St. $580 taxes and ins., or my
WITNESS my hand and ou see a b table. 12'X65'deck with per month beautiful $170,000 home in
the seal of this Court at Beautiful Queen Solid see a Beautiful view, Call Srf & Sands unit 42A North Carolina for your
FRANKLIN County, Flor- Wd BedrooSt 850-653-5114 42b 2 br, 2 ba 121- 42ncd beautiful home in the Pan
ida, this 11th day of De- w/dovetail drawers. Still in FTC. 850- 442-b 2 br, 2 ba 12 handle, Call 252 926 9525 Pan
member, 2008. boxes. $2,400 value, must The Federal Trade St. $650 per month
cembersacrifice $999 2227783 Commission Surf & Sands unit 42 -C 4 or tomandritac@ AUTM M E
is Ame ca9s onsume br, 2 ba 121-42ncd St. earthlink.netRERT ib
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT protection agency 6130 $850 per month W R8100 Antique& Collectibles
COURT Ponderosa #18 3 br,2 ba Why Rent 8110-Cars
BY: Michele Maxwell T Snow Birds/ #18 Ponderosa Pines Dr. When You Can 8120 SUtiulityVehicles
Deputy Clerk 9 w 1-877-FTC-HELP Lanark Village $850 per month Own A Brand 8140- Vans
Solid Wood 1 br, 1 ba, Renovated/fur- Call 850-648-5449 or 8150 -Commercial
IN ACCORDANCE WITH Complete Solid Wood A public service nished end unit, new kitch 850-229-1200 for more in- New Home? 81-60 Motorcycles
THE AMERICANS WITH Bedroom Set. Brand New! message from the FTC and bath, mini. 4 month formation 8170 Auto Parts
DISABILITIES ACT, per- Top quality. Dovetail Draw- and The News Herald lease $595/mo + dep., no THErAVENUESat E& AoIessories
sons with disabilities need- $99 Beanut ue -7See2 Classified Advertising smoking, pet considered. For rent KEOUGH's LANDING 8220- Personal Watercraft
ng a special accommoda- $499 Can deliver 545-112 Department (850) 653-3838. Downtown Affordable Living on the 8230 Sailboats
tion should contact Forgotten Coast 8240 Boat & Marine
COURT ADMINISTRA- ~ d Apalach 3 bdrm, 2 bath homes Supplies
TION, at the FRANKLIN Tii" ranging from 1250-2000 8310-Aircraft/Aviation
County Courthouse at Large historical home, sqf in Carrabelle's Newest 8320 A/f Road Vehicles
(850) 653-8861,I 3280 great location. 4 bed, 2 Subdivision only 1/4 mile 8340- Motorhomes
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1 br house for rent in bath with fireplace. 112 4th from the Carrabelle River
1-800-955-8770, via Florida King Kutter Post hole Carrabelle. remodeled, St. $850/mo 850-323-0259 .aI.
Relay Service. digger for 3pt-PTO, 40 in w/d hookup, fenced yard, Prices from $159,900 to
drilling depth, includes 9 & Low util. $500 per month $189,900 8120
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID 12 in. bits, $450 plus dep. Call 850-
J. STERN 850-653-2897 TAT 697-4080 or 850-591-5899 IPick your Lot
ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN- 6100 Business/ Choose
TIFF Commercial 1, & 2, br St. George Island Home Your Model
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND 6110 B Rtmentals Apalachicola, FL. Ford Explorer 1995, 6 cyl-
ROAD SUITE 400 6130- Condo/Towntuse Call 850-643-7740. Furnished 2 br, 1.5 ba JillArcher, REALTOR inder, leather, Cd player,
PLANTATION, FL 3340 1 6140 House Rentals ground level 3rd from 1st Choice Real Estate green, grey interior, good
33324-3920 6150 Roommate Wanted 2 br, 2 ba, House off Twin beach o/s shower Services, Inc. gas mileage, $1950, call
08-79767 HCNW i 6160 Rooms for Rent Lakes Road in Eastpoint screened porch roof deck (850) 528-5804 323-0591 or 653-3923
December 25, 2008 6170- Mobile Home/Lot C/H&A w/d and d/w large living, and dinning
January 1,2009 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals Screened in front porch room, laundry $800 month llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllli
3 6190- Timeshare Rentals very private w/s included plus utilities Pl ease Call
3 tCamera sullane 6200 -Vacaton Rentals $800 mo first and last Joe at 215-570-9977 avail.
$300, n1n1dftstaed a gatos month rent. 850-370-6863 Jan4S o e ri
skin, and skull $800. plus monthrent._850_370_6863
more items 653-2177 6100 3 br, 2 ba House, w/ W/D Townhomes for rent,
for rent in Apalachicola. Jones Homestead-
J Avail Jan 1st $800 monthly Ponderosa pines. End

30 A es h/aI 3 br 2 ba o Rv deposit and 12 month
c/h/a, w/d incl. 3 br, 2 ba, house on River lease. 2 br and 3br
3100 Antiques No pets. 850-653-9788 Rd, FP, fncd in backyard. units available. Call37
3110- Appliances 850-370-5113 REDUCEDI $800 mo. Call
3120 Arts & Crafts Maria 850-766-0357. 924 r n
3130-Auctions EMPL ENT- -227 9732 for more in-
3140 Baby Items 4 formation. F R
3150 Building Supplies 4100 Help Wanted -4%t--
3160 Business 4130 Employment Year round rental on canal D E L IV E R
Equipment Information Commercial n Th in SGI, 2 br, 2 bae ncelao n
318 Compoters Busi Carrbabelle Rbver. Oarahee yard. Boats welcomelI No ---"
3190 Electronics 190 12th Street $1,000 month $500 de- pets. $795 mo. Call
3200- Firewood i850-653-9788 posit. 850-545-8813 413-454-4253
3210- Free Pass it On 410 850-370-5113 .--
3220 Furniture Apalach Newer, 2 br, 2
3230 Garage/Yard Sales Medical/Health For Rent Space available ba, ch/a, dw, w/d, hkup,
3250 -Good Thingsto Eat for small business or of- sm. pet ok w/dep $725 mo 6170
3260 Health & Fitness Case Aide fice. Utilities included. + dep. Call 850-670-8266 -
3270 Jewelry/Clothing Downtown Historic Apa- ..--
3280 Machinery/ lachicola. 29 Ave. E Beachview house for rent
Equipment Case Aide position, (upstairs) For info call shortwalkto beach,furn. 3
3290 Medical Equipment part-time. Position is re- Carol 850-653-3871 br, 2 ba, screened in 2 br, 1 ba
3300- Miscellaneous sponsible for assisting
3310 Musical lnstmments Case Manager, scheduling ,swimming 95pool, lots of pria huge lot, $49 m+3 Rivers Area h- isler
3320 Plants & Shrubs/ direct care workers, and vacy, $950 mo. call Carrabelle, $5 mo+ uti i-ChryslerJeepMitsubishi
Suppliant/Hotes neral office workExpe 6110 509-2460 ties & dep. 850-653-3270 = & Used Car Supercenter
i0- Spori ll) rience in workingawith the 1 br, 1 ba & 2 br,capart Carrabelle br, 2 ba MH, Woodill = ServiceCenter~Parts&Accessories
3350 -Tickets(Buy&Sell) elderly and basic com- ment. unfurnelectric/water Rd., Carrabelle, W/D w/_ Service Center Parts & Accessories
puter skills and knowledge inc. Tile floors, part cy- Fabulous shed, trash pick up = ONLYINA -
preferred. Excellent written press panelling, private Private! included. $500 mo. +dep. C1- R S R= i J -
l ,- .. communication skills re- deck 1 block from beach 850-685-6787. -
j quired. Mandatory 4 0 4 4 0 2 5 5 7 3
| 3200 pre-employment drug 850-653-6459 4 Bed, 2 Bath w/FR all Rent to Own -
screen and TB test. Appli- appl incl dishwasher, w/d O lh
cations are available at 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Pool, hot tub, sauna + Own your peice of para- U U
Seasoned Elder Care Services of Modern Apt with washer pool house w/full bath dise now. $0 down, $500 -
Franklin County, 302 NW and dryer, central AC, Ave $1200/mo 1 yr lease, se- mo. 2 or 3 br MH, each
Firewood Ave F, Carrabelle, FL E, Apalachicola $700 curity deposit, cr check with its own dock on
By the load or by the stick. 32322. EOE. ADA. Drug mo.,+ dep. Call 653-1240 and ref req, Non-smokers Crooked River in -
670-8808 or 670-8851 Free Workplace. or 670-1211. Call 229-403-7701 Carabelle, call 509-2460 J III1IIIIII1IIIIII1III1iIIIJillllIII111

Thursday, December 25,2008


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tried to be good. This year I
would like to have a dirt bike, four
wheelr and a motrsikle I will leave
you milk and cookies.
Adam Smith

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have I wish I can have a
baby dinosor to take of I will leave
you milk and cookies

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tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a toy Godzilla, and
a toy game. I wish I wuz a sock. I
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tried to be good. This year I would
like to have Intendo DS, laptop,
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Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have heElies, skateboard,
Barbie dll, karoke, cookies, milk. I
will leave you milk and cookies.

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I
have tried to be good. This year
I would like to have Playstation 2
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How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I
would like to have a intend ds,
a skatbard, even a puppy, an a
master truck, a motersikle, three
player. I will leave you milk and

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have make up, money, high
heels, dresses, crown. I will leave
you milk and cookies.

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tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a camera, bakug. I
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tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a four wheeler, new
swing set. I will leave you milk
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Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a black rocket with
wings. I will leave you milk and

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I
would like to have a pool, Hanna
Montha, Barbies and sneakers,
Razor. I will leave you milk and

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a watre baby, a baby
that swims, a cell phone, pretty
church clothes, Hannah Montan
dresses. I will leave you milk and

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have Hannah Montanta
shoes, Hannah Montana, heeleys,
camo four well. I will leave you
milk and cookies.

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a Barbie doll that I
can tack evrewere. I want a wig.
Pies I whote Hannah Motan doll
and shoes. Pies and a macafon. I
will leave you milk and cookies.

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How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have 2 4 wilf kemriog.
Pies I wont a pol. Pies dinso oys,
Bagigon sats. I will leave you milk
and cookies.
Hayden Mock

Dear Santa,
How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a bath buzzerd and
candy in my stoking. I wunt a wig
and a play every thing of grils.
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put them in a box with dressups.
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tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a Bagugon fooier, in
a pube, in a indinin Jons toy knife,
in a cup and Bagigon. Bid cence
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How are you this year? I have
tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a paynt gun, a Jon
Dire tractr, WWE cover, a for
willre and a doge. Pleyse Santa. I
will leave you milk and cookies.

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tried to be good. This year I would
like to have a dionusor and I
whant a car and a giant candy
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will leave you milk and cookies.

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How are you this year? I
have tried to be good. This year
I would like to have motorcycle,
tinker bell doll, Hannah Montana
doll, Hannah Montana dress up
clothes, shoes, and wig. I
will leave you milk and cookies.

Dear Santa,
I riliy want a hamster for
Christmas and a rele star and
sun books. I gess that is it. Oh tell
every budey I said hi. I'm going
to leve you milk and cookies.

Dear Santa,
I want to see your elfs and
reindeer. I want a baby doll and
I want make up and I want a
telephone that works. And I want
jewelry. I want coloring book and
crayons. I want new shoes and
pans and that's all.

Dear Santa,
Guess what. I wish for
Christmas a city with a batman
action figue and a sonic unleash
vido game Bacugons Wii game. X
box 360, a GPS for Christmas

Dear Santa,
This is my Christmas wish. I
would like a bat man toy. And
Megamens and the movie Star

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I wot pixose for Christmas.
Mack lots ure toys me and the

Dear Santa,
I want a 4 wheeler and it's
got two wheel drive. And I want
Baclugons and two packs. I want
a truck with remote control and a
DS and a Wii game.

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you place bring me some
new video games. A new four
wheeler, and a new pair of shoes.
William Lee

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please holes and a pupe
and a cat.
Evangelina Goodson

Dear Santa,
I would be pleased if I could
get a bike with pegs, a cupcake
maker. I really would be pleased
because some people around the
world don't get clothes and toys. I
would like if they could get one.
Happy Holiday Santa,
Your friend,
Brianna Rutherford

Dear Santa,
I would like you to by my
brother and me a Impthree player
Santa. Me and my sister want
phones so bad. Do not forget my
mom or dads present. She wants a
ring, my dad needs underwair, so
does my brother. I want my parents
to have the best Christmas ever.
Payton Edwards

Dear Santa,
I have been good thirs year.
Will you please get me moon
shoes and a bike. A picherphone,
a cupcake maker, a Wii a I ant a
elv hat to. I love your elvs and you
Summer Amerson

Dear Santa,
I whont a transform bumble
bee and a salfon lazer and a pixr
cars bed.
Ethan Frazier

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please bring me a razar
phone. Will you please bring me
a x box 30. Will you please bring
other children lots and lots of toys
because they might not get any.
Your friend,
Hannah Westbrook

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please bet my baby
brother a toy for Christmas and
get me a laptop, a four a where
and a bike and a slide phone and
my sister a bike to and brother
and big brother so we can ride
Your friend,
Audrianna Penamon

Dear Santa,
Sence I have been good this
year can you bring me a brand
new bike, a new puppy, a swing
set and all of the littlest pet shops.
Josie Lynn Kriss

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I
want a scoop phone and a car
club and a butter 500 $bees that
have red dime on it and macnino
highthills tha are red and I want a
game and a I pod to.
Your friend,
Natalie Cooper

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please bring me some
heelys airs or spinners I wold like
a lipstick or a pare of shoes or a
bike I wold like a ipod or a mpe
Your friend,
Hayli Mock

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please give me a cell
phone like my momes cellphone
and give me a present for my
Mom and Dad because they been
good this year like you give my
mom and dad a movie last year
my dad lik it last year.
Year friend
Elizabeth Emswiler

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please get your elfs to
pay more time working for kids
that need food.
Morgan Anderson

Dear Santa,
I have beengood this year. Will
you please give me a football and
Justin Arellano

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year
will you please gite me a lot of
fun stufe and I hope it is sumtehing
I can play inside or ride on out
side or like or a remoat control
car or boat or a gater football or
Colton Evans


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B8 I The Times


Thursday, December 25,2008

DEAR SANTA from page B7

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year.
Will you please give my little siste
ragon a oy baking set and bailey
a rip stik and me a wii.
Athan Dempsey

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. Will you please bring me a
razor phone for Christmas. And
a crash nebula video game. And
some brand new roller blade
skates. Do you know all of the
knotty kids will I think they should
at least get something like a ball
or a hoola hoop.
Thank you,
Emily Owens

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good this year. Can you please
bring me Nintendo DS a puppy
and a wii and a fourwheeler.
Merry Christmas,
Your friend Allison Register

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good this year. Can you please
bring me a wii and drum and
Ipod and cell phone.
Merry Christmas
Your friend Hannah Sweet

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good this year. Can you bring
me a Nindo DS and a wii and a
Merry Christmas
Your friend Justice Barfield

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good this year. Can you please
bring me a wii
Merry Christmas
Your friend Alyssa Robinson

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good this year. Can you please
bring me a hose and a frog hose.
Merry Christmas
Your friend Kassidy Raffield

Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
year. Can you pleae bring me a
pony and a horse?
Merry Christmas
Your friend Quantera

Dear Santa,
How are you. Ive been good
this year. Please bring me a dog.
Maxwell Burke

Dear Santa,
How are you? Ive been good
this year. Please bring a toy
motorcycle and a four wheeler.
Micah Enfinger

Dear Santa,
How are you? Ive been good
this year. Please bring me a dirt
Levi Rowland

Dear Santa,
How are you? Ive been good
this year. Please bring me a pink
Haley Couch

Dear Santa,
How are you. Ive been good
this year. Please bring me ann
ipod and a phone.
Merry Christmas.
Jamela Ray

Dear Santa,
How are you? Ive been good
this year. Please bring me a four
Schuyler Donahoe

Dear Santa,
How are you? Ive been good
this year. Please bring me heelys.
Michael McKee

Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
year. Can you pelase bring me a
basketball goal.
Merry Christmas
Your friend Travis Turrell

Dear Santa,
I have been really good his
year. Can you please bring me a
real phone, like my mamas and a
Merry Christmas.
Your friend Kiersten Prince

Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
year. Can you please bring me an
electric scooter and a bike and a
Merry Christmas
Your friend Lamarius Martin

Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
year. Can you please bring me an
ipod and a basketball goal.
Merry Christmas
Your friend Jewane O'Neal

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Ever. Can you please
bring me eake reindeer to ride on.
Your friend Julian

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me motor dog, motorcycle.
Your friend Star

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me a DS, dog and a cat.
Your friend Theresa

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year,. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me 4-wheeler, dirt bike,
Your friend Brandon

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Ever. Can you please
bring me a D.S., kitty, pony.
Your friend Leslie

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you bring me
a toy.
Your friend Jacob

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are thing s at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early o

Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me a 4 wheeler, wii, PSP,
Tattoo ipod.
Your friend A'Jaris Joseph

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will g to bed early on
Christmas Ever. Can you please
bring me a hamster, monster truck,
a car.
Your friend Devon Daniels

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me D.S., Phone.
Your friend Haley

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me a motorcycle and a
Your friend Austin

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring be a phone, hampser, DS
Your friend Kaylee Hicks

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Ever. Can you please
bring me a doll, game, kitten.
Your friend Lyndsey

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me a DS, PS3, Dirt bike.
Your friend Logan

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. How are things at the North
Pole? I will go to bed early on
Christmas Eve. Can you please
bring me a kitten, DS, pet.
Your friend Cox

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
tree things. A MP3 player, for
al People to have a wonderful
Christmas, for all people to know
the true meaning of Christmas
No Name

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph. I am good.
I have been good. I want a
transformer, a DS and another

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I have
ben good. How are al of your
reindeer. I have ben vere good
for my dad and my mom. What
I whont for Christmas. I want a
wii and a selphone. A DS and a
laptop to.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good. For Christmas I want a bike,
I want a for wheeler, I want a play
Jeep, I want a babedoll, I want
my best behavior givn my best
friend. MoMo well bet my babedoll

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph. How are you
doing. I was good this year. I
want a dige, a game boy a ipode
a clone army for Christmas. I hope
you have a good Christmas.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing. How is
Ms. Santa. I want for Christmas
a wii and a DS with some baby
games to go with it. I want some
spy gear. I want a real four
wheeler and I want a spa factory,
sel phone and I want an easybake
over. Thank you Santa.

Dear Santa,
How are you. I have been
good. Iwant pig house pet.

Dear Santa,
How is all of you. I have
been very good. I want a wii,
another psp, transformer game,
Indiana Jones. How is your
reindeer. Before I forget I want
cellphone, wii games, laptop,
phone games to download., Xbox
360, and a forweller. I have been

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How
is Rudolph? I have been a very
good child this year. The things I
want for Christmas is an American
girl doll, lap top, spy gear, one
webkins, one mypet a puppy, a
build a bear, build a bear clothes,
magic tree house, book, and some
animal books.

Dear Santa, How are you. I
have been good. For Christmas
I want a tripstick, a jumpin
forweeler and a bike.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good. For Christmas I want a DS
and spy gear.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good. For
Christmas I want spidy toy, dog,
black spiderman.



Thursday, December 25,2008


The Times | B9

DEAR SANTA from paqe B8

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good. For
Christmas I want a DS and a for
wheeler, dog and ca.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good. For
Christmas I want a ripstick, soccer
ball, pencil box, animal book.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing. I binn a
good boy. This is want I want for
Christmas. A DS, two star wars the
first star wars game is Star Wars
Jedi Allance, the next one is Star
Wars force and bolt. This is what I
want for my Christmas presents.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good.
For Christmas I want dog named
Biscitcit, I dog, dog hose.

Dear Santa,
How are you doing. I have
been nice to my sister. I do what
she wants me to do. She is mean
to me but I am nice to her. How
are your reindeers. I want nail
glitter and gyms for Christmas
and I want an Amercene girl doll.
I want an build a bear to also I
want a Christmas hat to.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good.
Christmas I want bike, cat, ball.

Dear Santa,
How are doing this Chrisstmas?
I have been very good this year
because I am kepping my room
clean. Oh I forgot to ask you how
your reindeer are doing? Any
way I have some things I want.
One of the toys is Amercene girl
doll. Another thing I want is a big
stuffed elfent that I can ride on. I
have one more thing that I want
Santa that thing is I want to be a

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good. I for Christmas I want a DS,
wii, laptop, sell phone, xbox 360,
play station 3, DS games.
Thank you very much, ripstick.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am good. For
Christmas I want toys.

Dear Santa,
How are you? I have been
good. For Christmas I want some
spay gag HS and my two front
teeth. I rely want a soft bear stuft
animal, a DS and a leapfrog
and a computer for my sef and a
socker ball, a bebedoll and more

Dear Santa,
What I would like
for Christmas this
year is a razor
cell phone and a
computer and make-
up set and a mesas
and a pazzwod
journal and a cell
phone holder,
computer case,
shoes, clothes, and
that is all I would like 4

for Christmas.
Alyssa Creamer

Dear Santa,
I really want a lot of stuff
this year. I want a cell phone,
skateboard, portable dvd
player, a new DS, four wheeler,
playsation 2, psp, a big bag
chair, an xbox, a wii, a computer,
new shoes (Pastrys) clothes, a
helmet, knee pads and elbow
pads, my hair cut buitifuly and a
new bike.
Monique Garner

Dear Santa,
I wont a xbox 360 for
Christmas. Games like left for
dead, Halo 3m Amary of 2,
feshon, left for dead posters.
Brother am for xbox 360,
Pokemon card.
Christian Page

Dear Santa,
Digital camera (purple), 1-dog
solft, real diamond neckless, a
box of sharpies, a big pillow in
purple. These are some of the
things I want for Christmas. Can
you please, please, please, ge me

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a
Ig glarmous cell phone, dress,
Pokemon cards, a dog, Nentods
light a holes, a new bed, a
elevator for my room, dark blue
paint, CSi poers, testing tubes,
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I don't want much just DS
games. So that's bascly. I want
Pokemon Ranger: shadows Almia
Pokemon diamond, and Pokemon
peard. That Basiclly it. I hope
things go well for everyone else.

Dear Santa,
I hope I've been good this
year. I hope you get me at least a
few. I want 3 packs of Pokemon
cards. I want a PS3. I want a few
games for it. I want a blackberry
storm. Christmas is my favorite
season. I hop you get me at least
a few of those presents. You are
my favorite Christmas character.
My favorite character of the year.
You are my friend Santa.
Dallas Shiver

Dear Santa,
How is it going in the north
pole? It's boring in Apalachicla.
Cause there is nothing to do. Do
you want to see my wishlist? Here
it is. Wii, LG scoop black (Alltel),
Scooter (foot peddlerl) Jordan B-

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a Hannah
Montannah dvd game, Hannah
Montannah Christmas doll,
Hannah Montannah beach house.
That's about it.
Amber Henning

Dear Santa,
I want a PS3 for Christmas and
games, skateboard, razor skate,
and money and other stuff and

Dear Santa,
This what I want for Christmas
is a four whiller, PSP, Plastation
3, rubik's cube. Still have
that Nintendo DA and I want
smackdown vs Raw 2008 for
Nintendo DS.
Kobe Myers

Dear Santa,
I want a for-wheeler and a big
tent and I wish that I was rich and
wish that my mom had a car and
some money and my sister De'lara
and Dasia.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
Santa I wish you a Merry
Christmas and I want you to
make me a dirt bike for
Christmas and am I on the
naughty or nice list. I whant you
too write me back and tell me
and there is one more thing I
want from you is a wii and
some fun games too and I got
a movie of you and it is called
Santa Claws 2 and every night
I go too sleep I watch it and on
Christmas night I will have some
cookies and some milk on the
table just for you and tell the
elves I said hay for me pleas and
please tell you elves too please
build me a wii gotocart and a
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nintnedo DS. I've tried to be good
this year.
Shaylee Crews

Dear Santa,
I've been good this year. So
for Christmas I want a PS3, a blue
or red PSP, a golfcart, shoe, and
lots and lots of clothes and I want
you to get my cellphone and tak a
Your friend,
Shilo Pittman

Dear Santa,
I don't want that much stuff for
Christmas because all I want for
Christmas is a couple Nintendo
DS games and a laptop, but here
are the setting ones at toys R'Us.
So Santa that is all I want for
Sara Gibbs
PS Well if you love me or not
I've been good.

Dear Santa,
leve been good and please
can you get me a new wii remote
and all the stuff on my list
Micah Patriotis

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a wii, a
puppy for my own toc are for and
spryodon of the dragon plus a big
house and a gocart.
Amanda Butler

Dear Santa,
I've been good please bring
me a gocart and a rabik's cube
.:ir,.:i Maddon 09.
.l.:.k Harris

Dear Santa,
Pleas give my family a good
Chr,:imas that so I wont except
.:I D'. and a baby olive and pock
r.:i.:e car a brat.
A..allorie Guthrie

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is
r,. :..nk braces or flower dresses.
Th.:ir.ks for my walke take last
,r.:r but I would like a new one
1:.e.:.:i'Jse my sister dropped it in
rhe :.ool. Also a four wheeler.
I e I:.een very good. I've been
i.:.rlurng my sister just 1,267 times
1:.-i I.:,ts all. You should not give
n., :ister Gillian any presents she's
1:.eer, nauthy.
,.:.ur friend,
Natalie Terhune

Dear Santa,
I e been good. I want a a
re.:ln.ill, a car, PS3, a new xbox
]0- tv, and a four-wheeler for
Chnr:imas. Plese give all of the
rh.:nnrgs that I sad.
'. ncerely,
rithony Couch

Dear Santa,
I -ant the PS2 game Lego Star
'>'.:ir:, the video game, a new
Nr.iendo DS, a dart bike and
.:i nrerr football, a soccer ball a
1:..:,:ketball and a basketball stand
t.:.r n. / football, and a new bike.
L.:ondon Nash

Dear Santa,
I love you so much. How are
,our rane deer. Can I have a
ioy, a wii and a ndw DS game
lo. Ilove you. Goodbye.
I Faith Cooper

Dear Santa,
I love you Santa. I would
like an ipod and a phone.
I love to play Santa.


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Thursday, December 25,2008

DEAR SANTA from paqe B9

Dear Santa,
I want a new skateboard
for Christmas the cind of
skateboard is bamcore. I
also want a pet monkey.
Have I been good this year?
Your friend
Nick Joahas

Iwant a Nintendo D
how are your eight rindeer.
And you. Are you going
to remember Christmas?
I've been waiting for you to
come how old are you? I
am six ears old.
Camille Williams.

Dear Santa,
Iwant a wii and every
Lego Star Wars. I also want
a Nerf cannon
Wesley Benoit

I want a wiifit and a
chouwa and a DS and a
pink bike and a Merry Nick
and a cell phone.
Hailey Gay

Dear Santa,
I wanta Nintendo ds, a
computer, and 100.000
Kevin Flores

Dear Santa,
I want a DS, wii,
babyolive, pink bike, real
cash, a babydoll, my xbox
360, Batz stakes size 2,
pink scooter, and a pink
stakebord reale.
Karolyn Myers

Dear Santa,
I want a new DS. A new
bike. I want a blue one.
A guiter hero. And moon
sand. And a xbox 360 and
a wii fit.
Sophia Kirvin

Dear Santa,
How is your reindeers
doing because I want t
know. I've been nice the
hole year. I wish I could see
you but my mom wouldn't
let me because she said to
not scare you. I hope not.
Santa I want a DS, paper
doll, and a puppy but I
know you don't have one
because I just want it please
and if you give it tome I
will say thank you. Santa in
my stocking can you give
me2 chocolates and a toy
Alexus Johnson

Dear Santa,
How is Dasher. What I
want for Christmas is a wii.

gameboy, bike, monkey
house of DS, phone but
not a trackphone and Attle
phone, a Play Baby, and
rela yorkie dog.
Lexi Holland

Dear Santa,
I want a Nintendo DS,
a gameboy a guiter hero.
OH DS a wii star wars
clone wars game, a
Charlie Carter

Dear Santa,
I want a DS and a
xbox 360 a football and
rudof some money and a
gittarhero, no school, a
football game, a fourwiler
and a wii.
Christopher Newell

Dear Santa,
I would like a shotgun,
clone sqad and blaster.
I would also like a clone
republic gunship, royal
guards, Captain Panaka,
droids, R2D2, C3PO, pod
racers, gungnan army,
royal speeder, droid tank,
droid transport, clone army,
clone A.T.T.E., DS polemon
ranger shadows of omia,
clone fighters, lego general
previous, speeder bike,
gango fett and boba fete.
I hope you can get all of
his stuff for me.

Dear Santa,
How are you and the
reindeer? You know what I
want for Christmas I want
a PSP and I want a laptop
and PSP games I want the
Simpons game and glitter
land and paint set.
Alyssa Martina

Dear Santa,
I would like a hamster for
me and my brother Chase
Taranto and I woud like a
lasertag and a real boat
and a real reindeer. How
are you and Ruidolfh.
Brandon Taranto

Dear Santa, How are
you doing at the North
Pole? I would like a power
wheels car.
Vincent Guidry

Dear Santa,
How ar you and roodoff.
I want a xbox 360 for
Christmas and the Simpsons
Hunter Davis

Dear Santa,
How are you and
Rudolph? I love you and
Adrian Pruett

Dear Santa,
I like you because you
are a good man.
Summer Granger


Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer? I
want a Nintendo DS
Love Talon Etheridge

Dear Santa,
I want a wii and Merry
Christmas to Rudolph. I
would like a hamster if you
have one.
Bailey Herrington

Dear Santa,
How are your reindeer?
Are they doing fine? Are
you doing fine? I want
a laptop, hamster and a
phone forChristmas.
Savannah Parker

Dear Santa,
How is Dasher, Dancer,
Prancer, Vixen and rulopfh.
I want a Ipod Shuffle.
Jaiden Hill

Dear Santa,
Santa can I barraw your
reindeer for Christmas?
II will nat give it back on
Christsmas eve because I am
game to ride it all day and
I am game to be ride my
teacher Mrs. Schaffer and
Mrs. Border.
Love you Santa.
Thank you,
Tyler Farmer

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer? Are
they ready to fly? Are you
happy because I am being

good. OK Since I am being
good I want a four wheeler
and a reindeer, and some
toys. And one more thing my
family to be happy and to
have a good Christmas. And
I want to be happy to and a
good Christmas. Will you do
that Santa?
Ashley Thompson

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
Well, I have been a very
good girl every year so I
would like you to get me a
fourwheeler, littlest pet shop,
my parents to get a house,
a littlest pet shops hotel, a
new bookbag, new shoes,
new cloths, and a purse.
I want a very lot of things
but you do not have to get
all of them. Have a great
Myah Hunnings

Dear Santa,
How are you? I've been
good. Do you know want
I want for Chrismas a toy
slam gun for Chrismas after
that I want a skateboard for
Thank you for this
Jonathan Kuhne

Dear Santa,
How are you? Please
get me everything on my
list and I have been a good
boy by doing things like
listening to my teacher,

picking up trash, and
helping the community. And
please get me a xbox 360.
Thank you,
John Pateritsas

Dear Santa,
I want to get a video
games and some snow. Let
it snow. I have been good
all year long. Please bring
me a four wheeler and an
xbox 360.
Rufus Townsend

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
You need to go on a diet.
You also need to polish
Rudolph's nose. I hope it's
not foggy. I've been very
good this year. Can I please
have a BabyBorn, a floaty,
a tube, a Tommy 20, a
Hannah Montana Christmas
doll, some Littlest Pet shops
and a Brats doll.
Your friend,
Harper Westbrook

Dear Santa,
I have been good. I
would like to have a phone,
four wheeler, and littest pet
shops. I hope that you have
a Merry Christmas and say
hi to all the reindeer and to
Rudolph to. Chocolate chip
say hi to.
Tiffany Glass and
Chocolate Chip

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
Are you having a good
day. I hope you have a
good Christmas just like all
the other people have. If
you where not here alive
today no one would get
any presents from you.
Please don't listen to Harper
Westbrook about you
going on a diet. I like your
stomach big, you look cute
with your stomach like that.
Can you please give me
some little pet shops, one of
your rein deer, bakugans,
a another par of fourwheeler
key, a toy helicopter with a
remote, and make it snow.
I love you and thank you
Amber Moseley

Dear Santa,
I want a toy cart

Dear Santa,
I would like a playstation
with little toy cars.

Dear Santa,
I would like a motocycle.
Thank you

woufcfIke lo ) isyou and

Yours a Cerry GCAir/mas

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