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THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009 www. a palach time 50C

Lawson leads

Senate Dems as

state faces shortfall

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

With State Senator Al Lawson now hold-
ing the most powerful post among Demo-
crats in the Florida Legislature, his Franklin
County constituents might worry he could
be too busy this session to
tend to their needs.
Especially since the coun-
ty's longtime favorite son,
Will Kendrick, is no longer in
office due to term limits, and
State Rep. Jimmy Patronis,
the Panama City Republican
whose district extends west AL LAWSON
to Apalachicola, has yet to
fully solidify his standing as
an advocate for the county.
But, as the new Senate Minority Leader
said in a telephone interview last month, he
has no intention of slighting the county he
has represented in the Senate since 2000.
"I will continue to be their voice," said
Lawson. "I've always had the philosophy
that if I represent one precinct in the coun-
ty that really doesn't mean that I shouldn't
represent the whole county."
In fact, Lawson's District 6 encompasses
the entire county and more, and the 60-year-
old Florida A & M University grad has been
a loyal advocate for the county's seafood
industry, and infrastructure needs, over the
last eight years.
But this year the state's financial picture
is so dismal that there won't be the tradi-
tional legislative delegation meeting in Jan-
uary to see what's on everyone's wish lists.
"We have a real serious problem with the
budget right now," said Lawson. "We had
a $1.3 billion (deficit) in December and the
possibility of a special session is staring us
in the face for January in order to close that
budget deficit. It's better to try and close the
deficit before this (regular) session."
As it turned out, that special session be-
gan in earnest Monday and will run for two
weeks. And the deficit is now estimated at
$2.3 billion.
But with Lawson also the ranking Demo-
crat on the General Government Operations
and for 26 years on the appropriations com-
mittee, he's in a powerful position to affect
the actions of the Florida legislature this
winter and spring,
"The major issue is the budget, how to
stimulate the economy," he said. "I certainly
hope the government takes an active role."
With Florida a national leader in foreclo-
sures and job losses, with unemployment at
a 15-year high, and with the state continuing
to get most of its revenue from a sales tax,
which declines sharply during a downturn,
Lawson said the urgency is to act to shore
up this year's budget. All in preparation of
the upcoming regular session in the spring,
when even more drastic cuts are in store for
next year's budget.
"All the tax breaks we have given the
most wealthy, over the years from the Gov-
ernor Bush administration, we ought to
close those loopholes," he said. "We've giv-
en Florida's most wealthy tax breaks over
$1 billion. Now we don't have that revenue
coming in, and they can afford to pay it."
He said that despite Governor Crist's
likely opposition, he also will consider sup-
porting a renewed effort by State Sen. Ted
Deutch (D-Boca Raton) to increase the per
pack cigarette tax by $1, bringing in another
$1.3 billion. "The hospitals, cancer society,
they are going to push very heavily for this,"
said Lawson.
The long-term problem with raising rev-
enue is to build a broader tax base, he said.
"Sales tax is not a stable source of revenue;
when the economy is bad you suffer the
most. You pretty much know that days like
this are coming," he said.
His preference is to broaden the burden
with a tax on services, similar to the 5 per-
cent tax proposed by Republican Governor
Bob Martinez in the late 1980s.
"But he really couldn't take the heat,"
added Lawson, noting Martinez was later
forced to back down off his proposal.
Lawson reiterated his stance in a news
release issued last week, urging his col-


Willie Speed, of Apalachicola, works out regularly at the fitness center and may be its oldest exercise enthusiast, al-
though several members are in their 80s.

New fitness center

U&PWS 1W nicely

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

Harry Arnold's newest
business endeavor is, by all
accounts, a great success.
Arnold, the CEO of Execu-
tive Office Supply and owner
of the Tin Shed, a marine an-
tiques shop on Bay Ave, is now

the proud creator of a 5,000
square foot fitness center in
downtown Apalachicola.
Any morning, Monday
through Saturday, will find a
dozen people pumping iron,
treadmill walking, working up
a sweat on the "Ab Lounge" or
socializing at the water foun-
tain at Apalachicola's newest

Darius May demonstrating his prowess with free weights
is an inspiration to the casual exercise enthusiast.

sensation, The Apalachicola
Fitness Center.
Located in the old Lanier
Pharmacy building at 45 Ave-
nue D, a block off US 98, the fit-
ness center is a sunny cheer-
ful place to spend an hour or
so meeting friends and main-
taining a healthy body.
The newly remodeled build-
ing now contains a large exer-
cise room with mirrors and
stretching bars, a free weight
station, 18 Cybex machines
for working isolated muscle
groups, eight cardio units in-
cluding both stair machines
and treadmills and a cross-
over cable machine.
The Cybex units and some
of the cardio equipment were
originally located at Eastpoint
Fitness and Physical Therapy
at 171 US 98 in Eastpoint. After
that center closed, Arnold had
them moved to the new facil-
ity early in December 2008 and
brought along fitness instruc-
tor Tim Whitehead to manage
the new gym.
Whitehead is a personal
trainer and group exercise

"Anyone that's a little ap-
prehensive of coming to the
fitness center because they
aren't already buffed out
needs to come down and
look around. It's a small
gym where we can keep
an eye on people." Tim

trainer certified through the
Aerobic and Fitness Associa-
tion of America after training
at the University of Central
"When I got involved in fit-
ness training after I retired
from working 30 years in law
enforcement, I decided, if I'm
going to do this job, I'm going
to do it right," he said.
Also employed at the cen-
ter are Christine Smith and
Joe Lowe, both of Eastpoint.
Whitehead said April Patriotis,

Shimmering Sands buys Prudential Resort Realty

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Helen Spohrer, owner of a
St. George Island real estate
company that shaped the
homebuying boom of the last
20 years, has sold the fran-
chise to a larger Panama City
As of Jan. 1, Prudential
Shimmering Sands Realty
acquired Prudential Resort
Realty, and in doing so ex-
panded its six-county reach
east from its Panama City
base through Gulf County to
Franklin County.

The new owner, Dana
Paramore Dunnigan, said
she plans to rename the local
franchise Shimmering Sands
and close the Apalachicola of-
fice, which had shrunk to an
entirely administrative func-
tion. Broker Rose Drye will
continue to serve as manager
of the company's office on St.
George Island.
"There is a gap for Pru-
dential in Mexico Beach and
Port St. Joe," said Dunnigan.
"She (Spohrer) has an exclu-
sive with Franklin and Gulf
counties. Now we will be able
to cover this entire stretch
and to expand a real estate

"The best .
time to do it *
is when the m,_-.i
market is
down," she
said. "We're
not scaling HELEN
back in a slow SPOHRER
time. We're SPOHRER
ourselves so we'll continue
to be the strongest com-
pany when the market turns
Spohrer, who announced
the deal in a New Year's Day
email, wrote that "this merg-
er of two leading companies

will create
one even
stronger com-
pany with bet-
ter resources
to thrive in
today's real
estate mar-
"The ad-
ditional mar-


keting exposure alone will be
a boost to our local economy
here in Franklin County. And
we will continue to have the


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FITNESS from page Al

of Apalachicola, will join the
staff to lead group exercise
classes including Pilates
and step aerobics during
January. He said mixed
martial arts and kickbox-
ing classes are also on the
Patrons flocked to join
up after the much anticipat-
ed gym opened last month.
Whitehead said member-
ship has doubled since the
fitness center moved to
Apalachicola. Nearly 200
are enrolled now and there

are new members every
T-shirts touting Har-
ry's House of Pain, sports
drinks and energy bars are
available on site. A tanning
salon will open in the same
building by mid January.
"This gym is for all levels
of people. We have mem-
bers from age 12 to 88. It is
not your power lifting gym.
It's a place where you can
come for a leisurely work-
out, although, from time
to time, we do have people

Restaurateur Danny Itzkovitz makes use of the tread-
mill. "My wife and I trade off the kids so we can both
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come in who are world class
or even Olympic athletes."
"Anyone that's a little ap-
prehensive of coming to the
fitness center because they
aren't already buffed out
needs to come down and
look around," he said. "It's
a small gym where we can
keep an eye on people. I al-
ways take the time to walk
new members through an
orientation. We talk to them
and design a program to fit
their needs."
If you are interested in
the services of a personal
trainer to work with you one
on one, Whitehead is avail-
able for $25 per hour or $200
for 10 one-hour sessions.
The Apalachicola Fit-
ness Center is open from
5:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday and 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. on Satur-
Right now there are sev-
eral special membership
plans available through
Jan. 14. For $99 you can
purchase a three-month
membership and get a
fourth month free. For
$360 you can join for a year
and receive three bonus
Short term visitors can
sign up as visiting mem-
bers for $26 a week.
"It's a great value," said
Whitehead. "Some people
say they can't afford to join
but really you can't afford
not to. Basically the cost
is a dollar a day and it's a
proven fact that for every
dollar you spend, you save
$5 in medical bills."
The gym is also becom-
ing a center for some local
athletes with serious sport-
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Lifting Competition to be
held on St. George Island
in April. Whitehead is also
involved in outreach to lo-
cal student athletes. Some
work out at the center; oth-
ers meet with him at the
Consolidated School.
"I'm trying to help them
become stronger and im-
prove their endurance to
develop their general ath-
letic skills," he said.
Whatever your aspira-
tions, Whitehead and his
friendly staff offer up an
appealing invitation to any-
one interested in spending
a little quality time work-
ing on personal health and
self improvement. Take
the time to visit our new-
est downtown amenity and
you may find that you want
to come back again and

Fitness center manager and personal trainer Tim
Whitehead said he bench pressed 500 pounds for
the first time on the day of his interview.

Local actress Meagan Lamb studies a script while working out. Seen here on the
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opened and read aloud on February 3rd 2009 at the County Commission meeting at 34 Forbes Street,
Apalachicola, FL.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $45.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made
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The Board of County Commissioners reserces the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or
reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgement will be in the best interest of Franklin
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Thursday, January 8, 2009


The Times | A3


strength of the Prudential
network to support us,"
she said. "It's very much
what you see in real es-
tate. Brokers are getting
together to combine all
their efforts."
Dunnigan, who opened
her first office in 1994, and
now has four offices in Bay
County, with 105 realtors
and 15 employees, said she
plans to expand her prop-
erty management division,
of long-term rental units,
and that of commercial
leasing, as part of this ac-
"We will probably scale
back on some realtors a
little bit," she said. "We do
expect to lose a few real-
tors who are getting out of
the real estate business."
Spohrer said her firm
had 14 fulltime sales as-
sociates and three employ-
ees She said she expects
the expanded company to
continue Prudential Re-
sort Realty's current mar-
keting, including the local
television coverage and
foreclosure marketing,
and increase significantly
the company's Internet
marketing and exposure.
The sale does not af-
fect Forgotten Coast TV,
which is also owned by the
Spohrers. They will work

out of offices in the building
they own at Market Street
and Avenue D, where Ta-
mara's Caf6 is located on
the ground floor.
Both women agree that
turnaround won't come in
earnest until 2010, follow-
ing a year in which the rate
of foreclosures will get
worse before it improves.
"Hopefully 2009 is go-
ing to be about the same
as 2008," said Dunnigan.
"We'll be doing a lot of short
sales and foreclosures.
We're going to continue to
see the foreclosures grow
over the next year."
Spohrer said there's
light flickering at the end
of the tunnel for a real es-
tate market that peaked
about four years ago.
"By 2011 things will be
really moving again," she
said, adding that when
they look back, they'll say
2007 was the low point for
the market, for her com-
pany and likely her com-
"It was the lowest point
in terms of activity, with
151 transactions," said
Spohrer. "Last year we
had 168 transactions but
the dollar volume fell.
That's what real estate
brokerage is all about, the
transactions. The number


of transactions have to
start increasing for a while
before the market will ever
"This is a positive sign.
The prices may be falling
but that means people have
confidence," she said. "Ac-
tivity is picking back up."
In terms of the buyer
prospects Spohrer is see-
ing, "it's very much like
selling real estate in the
late "80s and early'90s.
They are in love with the
area and they are looking
for a way to buy something
and be a part of this com-
munity. It's not just about
the money; they want to
make a good investment.
"That's a wonderful
thing for Franklin County,"
she said. "In my opinion,
it's been a financial blow to
this county that the profi-
teers are gone. Now we're
back to working with peo-
ple who really love the area
and want to be part of it.
"That's the first and
most important thing for
this county. That's psyches
me up," she said.
Spohrer's Prudential
franchise, which she ac-
quired in 1996 after 11
years as a realtor in the
county, did over $26 million
in sales volume last year,
about a quarter of Shim-

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mering Sands' $105.8 mil-
The merger of the small-
er company is in keeping
with nationwide trends,
said both women.
"There are a lot of
mergers and acquisitions
of real estate companies,
you're seeing brands ac-
quire independent firms
and seeing smaller firms
merge with larger firms,"
said Dunnigan. "This is
typically a type of struc-
ture that works, wher-
ever a company like ours
doesn't have market share
in any area and we try to
"We are very excited
about the potential for
growth," she said. "We are
looking to grow that office
with hopefully bringing in
experienced and ethical
realtors who may want to

One broker who will re-
main with the new compa-
ny is Spohrer herself, who
plans to focus on bank-
owned properties, foreclo-
sures, first-time homebuy-
ers and commercial. "I'm
going to be a fulltime sales
agent and looking forward
to it," she said.
Spohrer said first began
planning to sell her owner-
ship about four years ago,
to simplify her life and
pass on the business to a
younger, dynamic heir.
"The market slowdown
made it more difficult to
move forward with my
plans," she said.
While terms of the deal
were not disclosed, trans-
actions such as this are
typically sold on an earn-
out over a few years.
Spohrer said the local
economy may soon see
a positive side effect of

the merger, as Shimmer-
ing Sands' agents step up
promotion of properties
in Franklin County to pro-
spective buyers.
"They'll be bringing
people from Panama City
in and they'll be shopping
and eating. This might
have a pretty immediate
boost on the economy," she
said. "She's a very good
leader and her agents are
all very excited. They'll
have first-hand knowledge
of our area."
Spohrer also mentioned
her gratitude to the many
who have helped her over
the past 23 years. "I want
to thank each and every
one of you who've helped
make my business suc-
cessful. Without your sup-
port, I would not be in this
position to move forward
with the next phase of my
life," she said.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009


Worry accomplishes

nothing, so

decide to relax

It is Jan, 2 and I just
got around to taking
down the Christmas
tree. Mother always
said it was bad luck to
leave it up past New
Year's Day. The delay
was not because I was
lazy (promise). It's just
that we had a cool snap.
That meant I could
have a roaring fire in
the living room, sit on
the loveseat reading
my book and glance up
every now and then to
enjoy the beauty of my
tree. The tinsel
caught the light
with magic con-
tinuous flickers.
I hope the bad ,
luck gremlins
will give me a
pass on the basis
of aesthetic ap-
preciation. RED%
I took another AND
chancy move Denis
this year. I swore
off eating black-eyed
peas and greens for
good luck. I began to
question the efficacy of
this charm a few years
back but still contin-
ued the tradition. As
we were both shopping
recently in the Piggly
Wiggly, George Pru-
ett warned about the
potential pitfalls of my
radical action. He said,
"Just think how much
worse it could have
been this year if you
hadn't eaten those peas
and greens."
Well, maybe, but ig-
noring his advice, I sol-
diered on with a new
plan. One of my super-
stitions is that whatever
I do on New Year's Day,
I will be repeating the
rest of the year. I have
always avoided argu-
ing, cleaning house
and doing laundry. I try
to spend the time with
family, watching mov-
ies and reading.
This year I added
a twist. I spent New
Year's Eve prepping a
turkey breast for the
oven. I made cornbread
and proceeded with
Nana's dressing recipe.
I refrigerated every-
thing and popped both
dishes into the oven
New Year's morning.
That meant good food
all day with beaucoup
leftovers. Turkey sand-



which on homemade
bread, anyone?
My hope for 2009 is
that I will be organized
enough to plan ahead
and then spend plenty
of time preparing food
that celebrates happy
occasions. I believe we
all need a few more joy-
ous moments.
Peggy Drexler wrote
in her blog on The Huff-
ington Post, "In times
like these, optimism is a
decision." After a while,
depression and anxiety
just get plain old
boring. Worry
0 accomplishes
nothing. In our
life of the mind,
we can look at al-
ternate solutions
to the problems
at hand, but at
HITE some point, we
OUX have to let the
Roux anxiety go and
relax with the

decisions we make.
My eyes generally fly
open at about 3:30 a.m.
For the next hour and a
half, I lie in bed and go
through my litany of anx-
ieties global and per-
sonal. That will change
this year. I will get up
and write or iron clothes,
but that non-productive
worry has got to go.
Right now I am fo-
cusing on a really big
problem. How will I
ever eradicate all that
errant Christmas tin-
sel that has drifted
throughout my house?
I have an addendum.
I received the most
delightful e-mail from
a gentleman who re-
membered staying at
Steve Roux's Lodge in
the '40s. He wondered if
there was a connection
because of the com-
mon last name. Indeed
there is, and I wrote
back a lengthy, chatty
e-mail that came back
as undeliverable. This
is a personal message
to Mr. Floyd Goolsby
Please double-check
your e-mail address, so
that we can connect and
share our memories.

Denise Roux is a
regular columnist for
the Apalachicola/Car-
rabelle Times. To reach
her, e-mail her at roux-


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'Noogie' Smith commemorative plaque installed on Carrabelle bridge

Mel Kelly
January 2009

The year was 1976 and the new
bridge toward Eastpoint, Apalachic-
ola and the western Panhandle was
being completed in Carrabelle. Now,
33 years later, a commemorative sign
has been affixed to the Carrabelle
River Bridge in honor of the local
man who served as project engineer
for that vital transportation project.
The new sign reads, "In honor of Ed-
gar 'Noogie' Smith and all the resi-
dents of Carrabelle who worked on
the Tillie Miller Bridge."
In the mid 1970s, Edgar "Noogie"
Smith was urged by DOT boss Gor-
don Warne Sr. to oversee and com-
plete the vital bridge construction
project on behalf of Smith's home-
town. This east-west Highway 98 link
would prove to be a long-lasting and
vital transportation connection from
north and south Florida.
Together with Woods-Hopkins
Construction Co., "Noogie" and other
local Carrabelle workers completed
the 825 foot replacement structure
in January 1977 at a cost of $2.5 mil-
lion. Finding was provided by the
state and federal government. State
archive records also explain that an
additional $671,936 was spent to build
the 3900 foot approach to the new
According to his widow, Lillian
Smith, her husband was a consci-
entious project engineer during all
phases of the construction. His work
ethic and expertise was well respect-
ed by his co-workers and within the
Department of Transportation. "Noo-

gie," as he was known, was hospital-
ized during one important stage of
the bridge construction; he directed
his wife to pick him up from his hos-
pital bed and drive him to the bridge
site. He wanted to be sure that the
first support piling would be driven,
not jetted into the riverbed. He knew
that driving that pile would assure a
longer and safer life for the bridge
When he arrived on site, as he had
feared, the crews were preparing to
jet the piles into the water. "Noogie"
called a halt to that shortcut method
and insisted that the piles be driven
properly, as he had originally direct-
ed. His concern for the safety and
long life of the Carrabelle bridge was
demonstrated many times.
"Noogie, "a nickname given by his
father, worked with the DOT for 37
Other local projects he worked
on included the Yent Bayou Bridge,
where he was a rodman, and the
Timber Island Bridge as inspector;
he was project manager for the con-
struction of the Carrabelle Beach
Park. After his formal retirement
from the department, he worked
as a consultant for more than two
years during the construction of
the Apalachicola and Port St Joe
Lillian requested of the city that
a commemorative plaque be placed
on the bridge to honor her husband's
important contribution to the city's
development and progress. Former
Carrabelle City Manager John McIn-
nis shepherded the plaque through
the necessary Department of Trans-

portation regulations. With the help
of DOT intergovernmental liaison
Ralph Yoder; Tommy Speights, DOT
Public Information Director; former
District 10 Rep. Will Kendrick; DOT
Secretary Larry Kelley; Donnie Phil-
lips of VMS; road maintenance sub-
contractors; and William Massey, of
the city of Carrabelle road depart-
ment, the new sign was prepared
and scheduled to be installed on Jan.
According to Lillian, she and Ed-
gar fished the rivers and hunted the
local woods.
She explained how Edgar knew
every nook and niche of the river.
They raised their three children
here: daughter Ruth (Raymond) Wil-
liams, who recently retired as the
Franklin County finance director; son
Robert Frank Smith, PhD, psycholo-
gist of El Paso, Texas; and Margue-
rite Robison, with the postal service
of Crawfordville. All three children
were valedictorians in their Franklin
County graduating classes.
Edgar and Lillian Smith cele-
brated their 56th wedding anniver-
sary on May 23, 2002, the day before
he died. Lillian is well-known for
her comprehensive knowledge and
memories of Carrabelle history and
appreciated for her delicious baked
goods, which she prepares and
gives away on a daily basis in her
personal ministry.
"I know this bridge project was
very important to Edgar," she said.
"I want him to be remembered for
all the good construction work he did
for the people of Carrabelle, Franklin
County and north Florida."


Portuguese man o' war makes its way to St. George Island

On a recent visit to Little
St. George Island, some-
thing caught my eye. On
the beach lay something I
had never seen before in the
creepy quivering flesh, but I
knew what it was: a Portu-
guese man o' war, Physalia
physalis Linnaeus.
I stared in delighted hor-
ror at the irridescent pastel
balloon resting on a mass
of what looked like sodden
silk thread. That morning
I counted 20 more.
I decided to write this
column because I had unan-
swered questions about this
legendary menace. When
I began my research, I had
no idea controversy would
play a part in the story.
The Portuguese man o'
war, also known as the blue
bubble and blue bottle, is
commonly thought of as ajel-
lyfish. It is actually a colony
of four kinds of tiny, special-
ized animals living together
cooperatively. Each member
of the colony is dependent on
the others for survival
P physalis has a blue
or purplish air bladder or
"sail" that allows it to float
on the water. The bladder
might be a foot long and rise
as much as six inches above
the water. The ones on the
island were only two to six
inches long. The man o' war
secretes air into its sail, but
might build up a high con-
centration of carbon dioxide
over time. The sail must
stay wet and occasionally
the man o' war rolls slightly.
To escape an attack, the P
physalis can deflate the sail
and briefly submerge.
Below the main body
dangle tentacles that are
usually about three feet
long but might extend as
much as 150 feet. The ten-
tacles "fish" continuously,
stinging small animals.
Muscles in each tentacle
then contract and drag the
prey to a part of the colony
specialized to digest food.
Certain fish can live among
the tentacles and steal bits
of the prey.
P physalis has few en-
emies. The loggerhead
turtle's skin is too thick for
stingers to penetrate. It is
commonly seen feeding on
the man o' war. Some sea
slugs feed on the man o'

Man O' War

war, as does the violet snail.
Blanket octopuses are im-
mune to its venom. Fe-
males rip off its tentacles to
use for defensive purposes.
The man o' war's sting
can cause a severe reaction
in some people and is de-
scribed as terribly painful.
The poison is about 75
percent as powerful as
cobra venom, but a sting
introduces a much lower
dose of poison than a snake
bite. Stings are rarely fatal.
In addition to pain, people
have reported skin rash,
fever, shock, weakness,
nausea, abdominal pain,
vomiting and interference
with heart and lung action.
Remember that a sting also
can cause a life threaten-
ing allergic reaction. Quick
medical attention might be
Even a detached tentacle
or a "dead" Man o' war on
the beach can sting. Never
touch one, and wear gloves
or cover your hands when
delivering first aid, as the
stingers attached to a vic-
tim's skin can sting you, too.
"All Stings Considered"
by Craig Thomas, M.D.,
and Susan Scott, Univer-
sity of Hawaii Press, 1997,
recommends the following
treatments for a man o'
war sting.
"First, pick off any vis-
ible tentacles with a gloved
hand, stick, or anything
handy, being careful to
avoid further injury. Rinse
the area liberally with sea-
water to remove any ten-
tacles stuck to the skin."
Some experts, including

Thomas and Scott, say it's
also fine to use fresh water
to clean the skin, but others
insist that fresh water can
cause to tentacles to re-
lease more poison into the
victim. Remember I said
there was controversy?
Some first aid publica-
tions say to use a vinegar
rinse, but Scott and Thom-
as wrote, "Do not apply
vinegar. A study shows that
vinegar sometimes makes
the sting worse."
Everybody agrees the
next step is to apply ice for
pain. Some publications
suggest alternating hot
and cold, but others say the
application of heat worsens
the damage.
If your eyes are exposed,
rinse them thoroughly. If
you notice tearing, swelling
or blurred vision, get to a
doctor at once.
Hydrocortisone oint-
ment and diphenhydr-
amine tablets (Benadryl)
can help ease itching and
burning skin.
Scott and Thomas also
wrote that the effect of
"meat tenderizer, baking
soda, papain, or commer-
cial sprays on stings have
been contradictory. It's
possible these substances
cause further damage. In
one man-of-war fatality,
lifeguards sprayed papain
solution immediately on
the victim's sting. Within
minutes, the woman was
comatose, and later died.
Alcohol and human urine
may be harmful on man-
of-war stings. Most stings
disappear by themselves,

sometimes within 15 or 20
minutes. Because of this,
even harmful therapies of-
ten appear to work. A key
concept in the first aid of
any injury is: Do no harm.
Therefore, avoid applying
unproven, possibly harmful
substances on stings. See
a doctor if pain persists,
the rash worsens, a feeling
of overall illness develops,
a red streak develops be-
tween swollen lymph nodes
and the sting, or if either
area becomes red, warm
and tender."
OK, I'm no physician so
don't take this as the final
word on man o' war first aid.
These are just suggestions.
Anyway, the best treat-
ment for a sting is not to
get stung, so take a good
look at the picture above
and be aware when you're
in the surf.
Let me take this op-
portunity to wish you all
a happy new year, and in
2009 remember to drop me
a line or just drop by if you
want me to look into what's
bugging you.

Lois Swoboda, staff
writer at the Apalachicola
and Carrabelle Times,
holds a doctorate in ento-
mologyfrom Virginia Tech.
If you have question con-
cerning a plant or animal
you see in our area, you
can ask the bug doctor by
calling 653 1819, mailing or
dropping your written in-
quiry or a picture off at the
Times office on Commerce



Thursday, January 8, 2009


LAWSON from page A]

leagues to follow the ex-
ample of states like Texas
and close the combined
reporting loophole.
"This escape hatch
for national chains shifts
the tax burden squarely
onto the shoulders of in-
dependent Florida busi-
ness owners," he said.
"Then we need to close
the real estate transfer tax
that lets the rich develop-
ers skirt paying the doc
stamps everyone else has
to pay. Finally, let's close
the deep sea fishing char-
ter loophole. All that does
is give a break to high end
recreational fishing buffs.
"None of these moves
raise taxes, they don't bur-
den property owners, and
they don't expand bureau-
cracy. All they do is wean
some very wealthy special
interests from the legisla-
tive coddling they've en-
joyed for years," read the
Lawson said in his re-
lease Democrats would
likely support tapping at
least $70 million collected
from the Seminole Indian
Gaming Compact sitting
idle in the state's General
Revenue pot, but would
not endorse raiding more
money from the Lawton
Chiles Endowment Rind.
And he signaled opposition
to attempts to hike college

Opposes cuts
to education,
health care

In terms of spending,
the Senate Minority Lead-
er said agencies have al-
ready been asked to curtail
hiring and cut 4 percent
from last year's appropria-
tions, which Crist wants to
make permanent. Lawson
said he would do all he
could to spare further cuts
to education.
"We're also looking at
how not to do any more
cuts to education so it
means raising revenue,"
he said. "We don't think
higher education can af-
ford to suffer anymore.
We're 49th (in the nation)

in terms of funding."
Lawson said with state
employees forming a major
constituency in his district,
he would be "fighting hard
to not layoff state workers.
They've had no raise in
five years, and a pay raise
helps stimulate the econo-
my here. They're the back-
bone of this economy.
"Employment is grow-
ing in the counties, and
at the federal level, but
employment is not grow-
ing in state government
in Florida," Lawson said.
"We've seen a constant
attack on state employ-
ment, by Gov. Bush to de-
crease the workforce. Now
we have people doing the
work of two or three peo-
ple. There's not that much
more you can squeeze out
of this lemon."
He said Democrats
would oppose cuts to
health care for seniors,
children, and the develop-
mentally disabled. And he
took issue with the GOP's
plans to increase fees to
plug budget holes.
"You don't staunch an
arterial hemorrhage by
cutting out the heart,"
Lawson said in the release.
"But the majority of plans
they've concocted do just
that. The Republican pro-
posals target the little guy
by jacking fees on court
costs and other services
they need and on which
they depend. It's another
tax noose they want to slip
around the necks of those
struggling to survive these
hard economic times."
Like many other state
leaders, both liberal and
conservative, Lawson is
banking on Florida's por-
tion of President Obama's
stimulus package to jump-
start the state's housing
industry. Estimates range
as high as $600 million to
$700 million in potential
infusion of federal funds to
attack the housing crisis.
"We need to be encour-
aging homeowners to work
with financial institutions
in order to try to save their
homes, not those interest-
ed in spending the money
on cell phone bills or driv-
ing luxury cars," said Law-

son, "We want people who
are serious about main-
taining their home, seri-
ous about working with the
"We are optimistic that
if all our focus in Florida is
on stimulating the econo-
my, we can see things turn
around and people having
more jobs to go to," he
"We're losing a lot of
service jobs, a lot of con-
struction jobs. The worst
since the Depression," he
said. "Any time I talk to
contractors they say 'we
don't have much to do.'
"All of it is interrelated
with the need for more
housing. There's a big
need for affordable hous-
ing (and) we have a lot of
houses sitting out there,"
Lawson said.
The environment won't
be ignored in Lawson's
legislative priorities, which
have traditionally included
a focus on these issues,
"The Florida environment
has to be one of our most
sensitive issues," he said.
"We can not put our envi-
ronment low on the prior-
ity list because that is what
sustains us.
"Water is a major issue.
It's a constant battle to
make sure we protect the
Apalachicola Bay. We pret-
ty much have lost (others
in the state) but Apalachic-
ola is still a pristine bay,"
he said.
"Atlanta doesn't need
500 million gallons of wa-
ter a year, because of de-
velopment and recreation
purposes on Lake Lanier,"
Lawson added. "We must
find the dollars to protect
the environment in the
state of Florida."
He said he traveled
over the state this sum-
mer, and saw firsthand
that "we still have a lot of
people moving to Florida.
"They're leaving high tax
areas to come to Florida
and they're not bringing
any bridges, any roads and
any schools (with them),"
Lawson said.
He predicted that a
change will be forthcoming
in the nation's relationship
with Cuba, which would

likely have a major impact
on the Florida economy.
"During the courses of
the Presidential elections,
Obama wouldn't rule out
the possibility of commu-
nicating with Cuban lead-
ership," Lawson said. "I
really think we're going to
see something happen in
that relationship. Castro is
really old and I think with
more progressive leader-
ship, we'll see some easing
of the tension in the next
four years."

No endorsement,
and concern for

Lawson acknowledged
Congressman Allen Boyd
and State Senator Dan
Gelber from Miami Beach,
who have both said they
are considering a run for
the Democratic nomina-
tion for the U.S. Senate
seat being vacated in 2010
by incumbent Republican
Mel Martinez. Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink
has ruled out running, for
the time being.
"Those are three good
choices to run," he said.
After being first elected
to the Florida House in
1982, at the age of 34, Law-
son is starting his 27th year
in the legislature. Due to
term limits, he will leave
office in 2010, but is begin-
ning to consider his future
Firstly, he said, con-
stituents must focus on
the upcoming reapportion-
ment by the Republican-
controlled Legislature, a
process renewed every
decade in keeping with the
Census results. The result
last time was the split-
ting of the county into two
districts, with land east
of the Apalachicola River
now served by Democrat
Leonard Bembry's sprawl-
ing, heavily Democratic
District 10, and land west
of the river served by Pa-
tronis in a predominantly
Republican district domi-
nated by Bay County.
"The only reason the
district is divided like that

"It's been a very rewarding expe-

rience and I wouldn't trade it for

anything. What the future holds I

don't know. I still feel energetic,

and I still have a desire to help as

many people as I possibly can. This

is something I know well and en-

joy."- Al Lawson

is because of gerryman-
dering," said Lawson, re-
ferring to the process of
creating districts that op-
timize a political party's
strengths and diminish its
"With both Apalachicola
and the county commis-
sioners, my goal when I
leave the legislature is to
make sure the citizens and
your elected officials get in-
volved in reapportionment,
so they can understand
how the communities are
divided," he said.
Lawson indicated he
has been mulling over a
second goal after he leaves
the Florida Senate higher
"It's been a very re-
warding experience and I
wouldn't trade it for any-
thing. What the future
holds I don't know," he said.
"I still feel energetic, and I
still have a desire to help
as many people as I possi-
bly can. This is something
I know well and enjoy."
Lawson said he might
run for Boyd's seat in Con-
gress if Boyd decides to
run for senator, or possibly
run for Commissioner of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services. "I have looked at
those two as the options,"
he said. "(Incumbent ag-
riculture commissioner
Charles) Bronson is leav-
ing. I think they could use
a good north Florida guy."

As for who might suc-
ceed him as state senator,
Lawson said he knows of
three elected officials Bill
Montford, Lorrane Aus-
ley and Curtis Richardson
- who have expressed in-
terest on the Democratic
"I'm in a situation," he
said. "I've known all three
of these individuals for a
very long time, and it's
hard for me to make an
endorsement. I may meet
with them and try to get
one or the other to step
aside. So they don't beat
each other up so bad and
so they don't go in wounded
to the general election."
Political partisanship,
however, is on the back-
burner for Lawson as he
goes about directing the
efforts of the Democrats in
the Senate. He promised a
good working relationship
with Senate President Jeff
Atwater, a Palm Beach
County Republican.
"When Florida goes
from a red to a blue state, I
think the public showed all
of us politicians that they
demand we work together
and cut out a lot of the par-
tisan bickering and work
together for the benefit
of their tax dollars," said
Lawson. "We should have
a pretty good working rela-
tionship, I think. It doesn't
do us any good in the state
we are in to be bickering."


For the 2008-2010 legislative
term, new State Representative
Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville),
has been given committee as-
signments that he says will make
him effective in protecting con-
stituents of House District 10.
He will serve as a member on
the Natural Resources Appropri-
ations Committee, the Agricul-
ture & Natural Resources Policy

assigned committees, files first bill

Committee, the Economic Devel-
opment Policy Committee, and
the State & Community Colleges
& Workforce Policy Committee.
Bembry expressed his joy in
the appointments and said, "I
am excited that Speaker Sansom
has placed this confidence in me.
With my longtime background
in farming and business, I feel I
can effectively steer solid ideas

by working with my colleagues
to make good things happen for
the state."
Bembry has also filed his first
House Bill for the 2009 Legisla-
tive Session. Entitled Clinical,
Counseling, and Psychotherapy
Services, HB 109 will assist li-
censed clinical social workers to
better monitor the mental health
of their clients and be able to get

additional help for their clients
by waiving confidential commu-
nications under some circum-
"Filing my first bill is very ex-
citing," he said. "I am proud to
be able to serve the citizens of
Florida in this capacity where I
believe I can make a difference.
"In this time of economic
hardship, our families are strug-

gling. Such stress will oftentimes
make someone think in a way
that they would not under more
normal conditions. Protecting
our citizens is paramount," said
The 2009 Legislative Session
will begin on March 3, although
legislators are in Tallahassee
Jan. 5 to 16 for a Special Session
on the budget.

An artistic eye

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO I Special to The Times
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Mexico gathering material for a new series of paint-
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ing explanation. "1I went to the Jardin today (that's
the park in the center of town) and found it full of
people and music with these giant characters twirling
around dancing to wild music. Vendors and displays
all over the place. I have dubbed the characters 'Get-
chas' as they dance around and then they come over
to the crowd and getcha."

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Thursday, January 8, 2009


Thursday, Jan. 8
Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and Infor-
mation Specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Noon.
$3 donation. Call 697-3760.
Chamber Business Af-
ter Hours. Chef Eddie's
Magnolia Grill. 5:30 p.m.
Call 653- 9419.
Franklin County School
Board. Willie Speed Board
room at Chapman Elemen-
tary. 6 p.m. Call 653-8831.

Friday, Jan. 9
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Bocce Club. Franklin

County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.
The Old Folkie, Ken
Sizemore. 8:00p.m. Dixie
Theatre. $15. Ken Size-
more is an "Old Folkie"
who has been performing
classic folk and rock music
of the '50s, '60s and '70s all
over the U.S. for over 40
years. Ken has a reper-
toire of over 500 songs and
wants passionately to keep
the music from those excit-
ing times of creativity and
hope alive. Call 653-3200.

Saturday, Jan. 10
Grant Peeples and the
Lonesome Doves. Dixie
Theatre. 8:00p.m. $15.
Don't miss your chance to
hear this brilliant, "outlaw
country" songwriter and
A clean, but brooding
American sound from a fin-


The Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research
Preserve presents its
seminar series "Effects of
Reduced Freshwater In-
put on Apalachicola Oys-
ters" at 7 p.m. Jan 14. It
will be held at the Apala-
chicola NERR Visitor's
Center, 261 Seventh St.,

Apalachicola. Refresh-
ment will follow.
The speaker is Laura
Petes, Ph.D., Post Doctor-
al Associate, Florida State
University Coastal and
Marine Laboratory.
For more information,
contact Megan at 670-4783

'Old Folkie' to open

ixie s 12th season

The Dixie Theatre will
open its 12th professional
season Jan. 9 with "The Old
Folkie," Ken Sizemore, a
longtime favorite who may
hold the record for most
performances by a solo act
on the Dixie stage.
Sizemore has been
performing classic folk
and rock music of the '50s,
'60s, and '70s all over the
U.S. for over 40 years. He
has a repertoire of over
500 songs, from some of
the finest writers and per-
formers of the folk and
rock and roll era, such
greats as Woody Guthrie;
Pete Seeger; Bob Dylan;
Peter, Paul, and Mary;
The Kingston Trio; Gor-
don Lightfoot; John Den-
ver; Simon and Garfun-
kel; Harry Belafonte; Jim
Croce; The Everly Broth-
ers; Buddy Holly; and
many others. There also
will be some finely crafted

original songs Sizemore
has written over the years
about his friends, fam-
ily and the events that
shaped his life.
Sizemore, who has
opened for performers
such as Peter, Paul and
Mary and B.J. Thomas,
accompanies himself on
the guitar as he performs
his own expressive in-
terpretations of classic
music. This affable and
talented singer regu-
larly takes requests from
the crowd while sharing
tidbits of music history
and encouraging listen-
ers to sing along. From a
heart-wrenching version
of the Beatles' "Imagine"
to Roger Miller's "King
of the Road," Sizemore
delights local audiences
of all ages with uniquely
American music that is
both comforting and com-

ger-in-your-eye songwriter.
A biting, edgy, articulate
twang, thinking-man's
songs. Environmental and
sociopolitical themes. In
addition, the Lonesome
Doves, Lis and Lon Wil-
liamson, will be on hand
with a special tribute to
Gram Parsons and Emmy-
lou Harris. Call 653-3200.

Monday, Jan. 12
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Computer classes at
the Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Call
Joyce Durham 670-5951
and set up a time.
Billiards Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 1 p.m.
Call 697-3760.

Apalachicola Planning
and Zoning. 6 p.m. City
Hall. Call 653-8715.

Tuesday, Jan. 13
Trash Amnesty Day.
Franklin County Landfill.
SR 65. Call 670-8167.
Art Club at the Franklin
County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. 2 to 4 p.m. Call
Carrabelle Historic So-
ciety meets at 6:00 pm at
the Carrabelle Branch of the
Franklin Public Library. Beth
LaCivita, of Historic Florida
Consulting, will be the guest
speaker to give an update on
the Historical Survey she is
conducting for the city.

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Franklin County 911
Communications Group.
First meeting, 7:00 p.m.

What a New Year's
weekend we had. I went to
the dance at Chillas Hall.
There was a good crowd;
food, food and more food;
and to keep us jumping we
had The Journey Band.
It was great to see Bongo
Bob and Bob Franklin
back on stage with the
other members of the re-
named Not Quite Read
Band. There were a good
many of us still there to
ring in 2009.
The Journey Band will be back on Jan. 10 at the Hall
for our second Saturday Dance and every second Satur-
day of each month. Get your dancing shoes, a snack and
your main squeeze and have a good Saturday night. Of
course, Queen Gene will be there! She rarely misses a
chance to have a good time.
Jan. 11 will be our monthly covered dish dinner at
the hall. Bring your favorite dish to share and a dona-
tion and join us. Serving begins at 1 p.m., right after the
At Mass at Sacred Heat of Jesus Church on New
Year's Day, Father Joseph introduced our new council
members and blessed them. We welcome vacationing
Catholics to join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for Mass and fel-

on Jan. 14 at the Franklin
County Emergency Op-
erations Center in Apala-
chicola. Call Mike Rundel
Revolutionary Wiz-
ard: Ben Franklin by Eric
Peterson. Dixie Theatre,
3pm. Reserved seating, $20.
This play by Eric Peterson
is both entertainment and
education. This is a new
play and this portrayal by
professional actor David
Poirier gives us wonderful
insight into the life and soul
of a marvelously interesting
American. Call 653-3200.

Thursday, Jan. 15
Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall, La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and Infor-
mation Specials at the
Franklin County Senior

Lanark News

Jim Welsh

Center in Carrabelle. Noon.
$3 donation. Call 697-3760

Friday, Jan. 16
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Revolutionary Wizard:
Ben Franklin. Dixie The-
atre 8 p.m. Reserved Seat-
ing $20. Call 653-3200.

Saturday, Jan. 17
Revolutionary Wizard:
Ben Franklin. Dixie The-
atre. 8 p.m. Reserved Seat-
ing $20. Call 653-3200.

Sunday, Jan. 18
Revolutionary Wizard:
Ben Franklin. Dixie The-
atre. 3 p.m. Reserved Seat-
ing $20. Call 653-3200.

lowship in our church hall.
Daily Mass is on Monday,
Tuesday, Friday and Sat-
urday at 9:30 am. See you
Don't forget about the
hamburger and fries on
Friday starting at 5 p.m.
at the American Legion
Post 82 in the village. On
Saturday, we have a din-
ner, also starting at 5 p.m.
and are open to the public
on both days.

Had a great birthday! Thanks for all the cards, gifts
and phone calls. I really enjoyed hearing from you.
On New Year's Day at the hall, we enjoyed the
boiled shrimp, black eyed peas, herring and all the
other traditional dishes. Thanks all who prepared and
served and all who joined us. Hope you remembered to
throw some change under your welcome mats at your
Be kind to one another and check in on the sick and
housebound, and remember, contrary to public opinion,
God's last name is not damn!
Until next time,
God Bless America, our troops, the poor, homeless
and hungry.


Chefs Sampler set for Feb. 8
The 13th annual Forgotten Coast
Chefs Sampler has been officially
scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8. The
Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Com-
merce is accepting entries from res-
taurants wishing to participate in the
gala event.
Once again the sampler will be
held in Historic Coombs Armory.
Area shopkeepers and designers
are invited to sponsor tables and/or
demonstrate their flair for design by
decorating a table around a theme of
their own choosing. For more infor-
mation, to enter, sponsor a table or
obtain tickets call 653-9419.

Blossie new BBB business
relations representative
The Better Business Bureau of
Northwest Florida welcomes Albert
Blossie as new business relations
representative for the District III
area, which includes Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla and Wash-
ington counties.
Blossie, who previously worked for
the BBB in western Michigan for 16
years, is responsible for working with
existing and potential BBB accred-
ited businesses those businesses
that exemplify ethics and integrity in

the marketplace.
Prior to joining BBB, he worked in
marketing in the food industry.
An Army veteran, Blossie lives in
the Panama City area with his wife of
36 years, Maureen, and their daugh-
ter, son-in-law and granddaughter.

WILD Meeting
The Wilderness Coast Public Li-
braries (WILD) Governing Board
will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the
Jefferson County Public Library
Meeting Room at 375 Water St. in
For more information, please call


The 2009 Florida plants of the year


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By Theresa Friday

Launched a decade
ago, the Florida Plants
of the Year program cel-
ebrates plants ideal for
Florida's unique growing
conditions. Each year, a
selection of Florida's best
plants are hand-picked
by a jury of distinguished
horticulturists represent-
ing the different facets of
the state's diverse nurs-
ery and landscape indus-
2009 brings an excit-
ing year as the program
marks its 10th anniversa-
ry. Following are a few of
the best selections from
the past decade of Florida
Plants of the Year.
Pineapple guava,
Acca sellowiana, is an
evergreen shrub that can
grow about 8 feet tall and
12 feet wide. It is a very
cold hardy, salt-tolerant
and disease resistant
plant. Its spring flowers
have pink and white waxy
petals and dark red showy
stamens and are edible
with a slight pineapple
The perennial peanut,
Arachis glabrata, is a na-
tive ground cover. It is a
drought-tolerant, ever-
green plant that is well
suited for sunny areas
and well-drained soils. It

bears yellow flowers from
late spring through fall.
Since this plant can be
mowed, it may be used as
a replacement for turf.
Autumn fern, Dryopter-
is erythrosora, is a clump-
ing fern with upright foli-
age reaching 24 inches in
height and spread. It is
best grown in light shade.
The firebush, known
botanically as Hamelia
patens, is a heat and sun
loving plant. It is also
known as the humming-
bird bush and scarlet
bush. Firebush is a dense-
ly branched perennial
that will get about three to
four feet tall in the Florida
Panhandle. The pointed
leaves are handsome with
their pinkish veins and
red petioles. It is a tender
perennial along our Gulf
Coast, freezing back in
the winter and resprout-
ing each spring.
Blooming begins in late
summer when the plant
explodes with terminal
clusters of scarlet-to-or-
ange colored flowers. The
individual flowers are tu-
bular and about one inch
long. The small tubular
flowers are a favorite of
butterflies and humming-
birds and are regarded as
a premier butterfly nectar
plant. Flowers are fol-
lowed by small, purplish

berries that are eaten by a
number of birds and other
small animals.
The silver saw pal-
metto, Serenoa repens, is
a silver form of our native
clumping palm. It grows
to be about 6 feet wide
and tall. It is a cold-hardy,
salt-tolerant palm that
forms dense thickets in
sandy coastal lands but is
extremely slow-growing.
Its common name is due
to the leaf stalks bear-
ing fine, sharp teeth or
The winged elm, Ul-
mus alata, is a Florida
native tree. It has a mod-
erate growth rate and can
reach 45 feet tall. Winged
elm, also called corked
elm, can be distinguished
from other elms by the
woody, wing-like growths
along the branchlets.
They are often irregular
and may appear as warty
growths or knots on one
or both sides of the twigs.
This year's houseplant
selection is known as the
ZZ plant. Zamioculcas za-
miifolia is an interesting
succulent that has thick
glossy leaflets on semi-
erect fronds. ZZ's are
extremely tough plants.
They handle neglect ex-
tremely well, growing in
low light conditions with
little water.

Pineapple guava

Perennial peanut
Perennial peanut

ZZ plant



The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners
(The Board) is interest in receiving proposals for the
installation of the following:





Must warrant 1 year on labor, 5 years on parts, 10 years
on Compressor.

Requests for Proposals must be turned in to the Clerk's
Office, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola,
Florida 32320 by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, January 16,
2009. Opening of proposals will be January 20, 2009
at 10:00 a.m.

The Board reserves the right to reject any/or all


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Seahawks fall at

Barnstorm Classic

By Pat McCann
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Chances are, many of the
players from Port St. Joe and
Franklin County would have
been meeting on a basketball
court somewhere east of here
on Dec. 30 anyway.
They just didn't plan on do-
ing so in uniform during the

Barnstorm Classic.
Port St. Joe took
the first game in what
is going to be at least a
trilogy this season be-
tween the intercounty
The Tiger Sharks DESH
(9-2) took advantage WINF
of foul trouble encoun-
tered by Seahawks' standout
senior Deshaun Winfield to
methodically pull away in the
second half.
Winfield had three person-
als by halftime, and decided to
challenge Willie Quinn's 3-point
attempt from the right wing
less than a minute into the third
quarter. When his momentum
carried him into Quinn follow-
ing the shot, Franklin County
was in deeper trouble than a 32-
25 deficit.
The Seahawks regrouped
without Winfield to trail only
38-34 entering the final quarter,
but it was a brief respite. Win-
field fouled out with 5:59 left in
the game, and in his absence
Port St. Joe blew open a seven-
point lead to win easily.
The Tiger Sharks used a
much deeper bench to wear
down the Seahawks and had 10
players score. On this day, how-
ever, the contribution of sopho-
more guard/forward Calvin
Pryor was even more essential.
Pryor led all scorers with 17
points, and added a superb floor
game to his effort. Nine of his
points came during the fourth
quarter, and consecutive strong
moves to the basket produced
five points in a nine-point Port
St. Joe run that opened a 49-35
lead with 5:05 to go.
Quinn added 14 points for the
Tiger Sharks. Freshman Carlos
Morris had 16 points and 10 re-
bounds for Franklin County (11-
3), junior Arron Prince had 10
points and junior Austin O'Neal
had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5
assists. Winfield finished with 7
The teams meet again twice
this month.

Dec. 30 vs. Port St. Joe
Franklin Co. 15 10 9 14 48
Port St. Joe 13 17 8 24 62

FCO: Arron Prince 4 1-2 10
pts.; Carlos Morris 7 2-4 16 pts.;
Deshaun Winfield 3 1-2 7 pts.;
Austin O'Neal 3 1-2 8 pts.: Jer-
emy James 2 0-0 6 pts.; Dalin
Modican 0 1-2 1 pt. Totals: 19 6-
12 48.
PSJ: Davis 2 3-3 7, Rom.
Quinn 2 2-4 8, Clemons 3 0-2 6,
Smith 1 1-4 3, Roc. Quinn 1 0-
1 2, Hill 1 0-2 2, W Quinn 5 3-5
14, Pryor 7 3-3 17, Welch 0 0-1 0,
Langston 1 0-0 3. Totals: 23 12-
24 62.
3-point goals: FCO 4 (James
2, O'Neal, Prince), PSJ 4 (Rom.

Quinn 2, Langston, W Quinn).
Total fouls: FCO 18, PSJ 12.
Fouled out: FCO (Winfield).

Seahawks overwhelm
Canadian squad
Deshaun Winfield readily
admitted that Franklin County
needed a dose of motivation
prior to a losers'-bracket game
Dec. 29 following its
- two-point loss in the
first round of the Barn-
storm Classic at Bay
High School.
That was supplied by
Coach Fred Drake, and
the Seahawks outscored
AH.UN St. Christopher in every
IAUN quarter to pull away for
FIELD an 80-58 win.
"Our coach gave us
a big talk, telling us that this
was a must-win game," said
Winfield, a senior forward who
scored 26 points against the Cy-
clones from Ontario, Canada.
Winfield added five blocked
shots against St. Christopher,
12-9, which stayed within 41-32
at halftime before counting only
three field goals in the third
Winfield has been a mem-
ber of the varsity since eighth
grade at then Apalachicola
High School, prior to the con-
solidation with Carrabelle, and
had a lot to do with that. Fresh-
man Carlos Morris added 17
points on 7-18 shooting, sopho-
more Dalin Modican had 12
points off the bench and junior
Arron Prince added 11 as the
Seahawks improved to 11-2.
"If we play defense, keep on
running and play team ball we
can be the best," said Winfield,
comparing Franklin County to
the Apalachicola teams that
twice reached the state cham-
pionship game in Lakeland.
Winfield approached his
season-high of 32 points be-
fore going to the bench with 2
minutes, 36 seconds remain-
ing. He scored on putbacks, in
transition, on a baseline move
and added a 3-pointer and a
dunk while making 5-of-6 free
The Seahawks began
the third quarter with seven
straight points to open a 48-34
cushion. They also finally were
able to defend Joe Rocca, who
scored 19 of his team-high 21
points in the first half for the
Eric McDonald added 13
points for St. Christopher, which
was able to put nine players in
the scoring column after Mc-
Donald and Rocca combined
for all but eight points in the Cy-
clones' first-round defeat.

Dec. 29 vs. St. Christopher
St. Christopher 16 16 8 18
Franklin County 18 23 15
24 80

FCO: Prince 5 1-2 11, Allen 0
1-2 1, Morris 7 2-2 17, Joseph 1
0-0 2, Winfield 10 5-6 26, O'Neal
2 2-2 7, James 2 0-0 4, Modican 5
2-6 12. Totals: 32 13-20 80.
3-point goals: FCO 3 (Win-
field, Morris, O'Neal). Total
fouls: SC 18, FCO 14.

Middle School boys hoopsters finish 11-3

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

If it wasn't for Blountstown, the
Seahawks Middle School boys bas-
ketball team might have had a per-
fect season.
The team finished a brilliant
year at 11-3, their three losses com-
ing only in games against Blount-
"They show a lot of promise and
a lot of potential for next year," said
coach Mike Todd. "The eighth grad-
ers will move up and should be fine
additions to the junior varsity pro-
gram, with high hopes for the future.
Advancing to the high school level
next year will be Skyler Hutchin-
son, Roy Williams, Zach Howze,
Leonard Green and David Butler.
Returning to the middle school next
year will be Tyler Rowell, Taran Al-
len Wilson and Jamie Gordon.
Here are the results of the last
five games of the season.
*Dec. 4 at home vs. Tolar
The Seahawks got their eighth
win, a 54-36 victory. Green led
scoring with 17 points, followed by
Hutchinson with 16, Williams with
13, and Howze with eight.
*Dec. 9 at home vs. Port. St. Joe
The Seahawks got their ninth
win, and third of the year over Port
St. Joe, with a 29-22 victory in the
opening game of the Panhandle
Conference Tournament, hosted
by Franklin County. Hutchinson
led scoring with 14 points, followed
by Williams with eight, Green with
four and Howze with three.
*Dec. 11 at home vs. Blount-

The Seahawks' Roy Williams drives to the basket against the ABC
School's Mercury Wynn in late season basketball action.

The Seahawks lost to Blount-
stown for the third time this year,
this time 38-26, in the championship
of the Panhandle Conference Tour-
nament. Hutchinson led scoring
with 13 points, followed by Green
with eight, Williams with four and

Members of the Franklin County Middle school cheerleading
squad, are, top row, from left, Haley Mathes, Candice Bright, and
Captain Shelby Myers. Middle row, from left, are Trianna Lockley,
Savannah Cook and Co-Captain Haleigh Ming. Front row, from
left are Bria Walker, Cynthia Duncan, Daiesha Carr, and Morgan
Martin. In front is the Seahawks mascot, which is Ashley Car-
roll. Not pictured are Alex Simmons and Captain Devon Young.
Sponsor coach is Stephanie Howze and volunteer coach Christy


Adult hoop tourney
Plans are in the works for the
first annual Franklin County bas-
ketball tournament designed ex-
clusively for men and women over
age 40.
The tourney will likely be held
at the former Apalachicola High
School gymnasium.
If you are interested in entering
a team, either male or female, call
Granville at 653-7643 or 653-2010.

New reef fish regulations
Effective Jan. 1, 2009, NOAA's
National Marine Fisheries Service
will implement interim measures
in the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fish-
These measures will establish
a 1.32-million pound commercial
quota for gag grouper and require
operators of federally permitted
Gulf of Mexico commercial and
for-hire reef fish vessels to comply

Gordon with one.
*Dec. 12 at home vs. Apalachic-
ola Bay Charter School
The Seahawks got their 10th win,
a 40-26 victory over the ABC School
Eagles. Williams led the team with
18 points, followed by Hutchinson
with 11, Green with seven and How-
ze with four.
Seth Rodgers led the Eagles
with 13 points, followed by Gra-
ham Kirvin with five, and Ladarius
Rhodes and Travion Turrell each
with four.
Dec. 18 at home vs. Apalachic-
ola Bay Charter School
The Seahawks closed out the
season with their llth victory, a 47-
23 defeat of the ABC School Eagles.
Hutchinson had a season-high 19
points, followed by Williams with
15, Green with nine and Howze
with four.
Turrell led the Eagles with eight
points, followed by Rodgers with
seven, Rhodes with four, and Mer-
cury Wynn and Dwayne Griggs
each with two.

The Seahawks' Skyler Hutchin-
son drives against the ABC
School's Dwayne Griggs,
jumping, and Mercury Wynn,
with Seahawks teammate Zach
Howze at right.

with the more restrictive of federal
or state reef fish regulations when
fishing in state waters for red
snapper, greater amberjack, gray
triggerfish, and gag grouper.
All measures implemented
through this final temporary rule
will expire on June 1, 2009 unless
extended. Be on the lookout and
check with your wholesaler for
specific species availability.
For more information on the
state's Source Supplier Directory,

A Division of Coastal Community Bank

Apalachicola Carrabelle Eastpoint St. George Island
22 Avenue E 612 N Avenue A 5 Jefferson Street 200 Franklin Blvd
653-8805 697-4500 670-8501 927-2561

This Week with the Seahawks

Friday, Jan. 9
Seahawks JV and Varsity, and Lady Se-
ahawks Varsity, Basketball plays at home
against Maclay in district action. First tipoff is at 4:30
Saturday, Jan. 10
Seahawks JV and Varsity, and Lady Se-
ahawks Varsity, Basketball plays at Port St. Joe.
First tipoff is at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Lady Seahawks Varsity Basketball plays
away at Mosley High School. Tipoff time 5:30 p.m.


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Thursday, January 8, 2009 www. apalachtimes. com Page 1

The Gullicksons traveled through rain and shine and sidestepped barriers like
this rain damaged road in Vermont.

Bobbie's bike, the Hare, fitted for long distance travel.

From Triday JH/arbor to Apafachicola

How a pair of wandering bikers found their way to the Panhandle.

Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

There are only a few roads leading into
the Florida Panhandle, but there is more
than one way to travel on those roads. When
Bobbie (56) and Glen Gullickson (61) ar-
rived in Apalachicola on Oct. 23,2008, it was
the culmination of a 5,608 mile, 123 day od-
yssey traveling the back roads and byways
of North America on Surly tour bicycles.
Setting out from their home, a sailboat
moored in Friday Harbor, on San Juan
Island, 90 miles north of Seattle in Wash-
ington State, they traveled to Bar Harbor
Maine along the Northern Tier of the Ad-
venture Cycling Route Network. They de-
toured at one point to dip into Canada and
travel down the Sunrise Coast of Michigan.
The Gullicksons journeyed 4,345 miles over
97 days from May 18, 2008 to Aug. 22, 2008.
Then, after shipping their bicycles to their
daughter's bike shop in Bettendor4 Iowa
and visiting family for a month, they trekked
from Iowa in the Corn Belt to Florida in the
Sun Belt; 1,263 miles over 26 days from Sept.
28, 2008 to Oct. 23, 2008.
Glen met Bobbie while coaching a wom-
en's softball team in Portland, Oregon. (He
said he volunteered to coach hoping to meet
girls.) Amazingly, the Gullicksons are new
to cycling and say they became interested
in fitness late in life.
Glen said, "We've always been active but
it wasn't until a few years ago we joined an
athletic club in Tennessee."
At the time, they were caring for a grand-
child while their daughter was deployed as
a communications officer in Iraq.
The pair insists they are no more fit than
anyone else. Glen has an artificial knee and
says the other one needs replacement.

They didn't even own bikes until
two years ago.

Bobbie enrolled in a spinning class.
Spinning, in this case, does not refer to the
process of hand producing thread. It is an
instructor-led class on stationary bikes
modified to give the feel of a mountain bike.
The instructor takes you on a virtual ride,
changing the speed and resistance for a
challenging cardiovascular workout nor-
mally accompanied by a lot of shouting and
background music.
A number of triathletes were in the class
and Bobbie decided she wanted to start
participating in triathlons. She bought an

expensive graphite racing bike and started
training. Somebody gave Glen an old Eng-
lish ten-speed so he could ride along, but
there was a problem.
"We've always tried to do things togeth-
er," said Bobbie, "but, when I said I wanted
to do triathlon, he said he had no interest.
He said he'd be the cheerleader, but we had
forgotten how much fun it is to ride bikes.
When he came up with the idea of riding
across country, I embraced it, because it
was something we could enjoy together."
The Gullicksons researched touring
bikes on line and finally found what they
wanted, a pair of Surly Long Haul Truckers,
in Victoria, British Columbia. They wound
up spending $1,500 for each bike completely
fitted out for long distance travel.
"There's bikes you can get for less that
would do the job," advised Glen, but he said
it's important to get the right kind of bike for
long rides. Touring bikes have a steel frame,
which is heavier than the frame of a racing
bike, but is an excellent shock absorber.
Glen's bike is dubbed the Tortoise and
Bobbie's is the Hare. Each carries a carved
mascot on the handlebars. The couple car-
ried all of their gear with them slung on the
frames of their bikes in specially designed
bags and racks. Careful attention was given
to each detail. In addition to a Hubba Hubba
two person tent, fleece jackets, Keen san-
dals, cooking utensils and bike repair gear,
their equipment included more exotic items
like a Hawaiian silk shirt, Sealskinz water-
proof socks, a four leaf clover, peanut butter
and dog repellant. Dogs actually turned out
to be such a big worry on one leg of their
Sun Belt travels that they opted to rent a
car for a while.
Glen also said they took out health insur-
ance before embarking. Fortunately, they
never needed to use this, although Glen
said he is still sore from a fall onto railroad
tracks in Michigan.
During their journey, Bobbie and Glen
rode rain or shine, only pausing once to
wait out a torrential downpour under a tarp.
While on the road, the pair tent camped
about two thirds of the time, but opted to
stay in a hotel about twice a week.
Bobbie said they originally thought they
would camp more. She said that, although
they usually stopped at a roadside diner for
a hot breakfast, she did most of their cook-
"I didn't think I was going to feel like fix-
ing dinner after a forty-five mile ride, but it
turned out I did. I've always loved cooking,"
she said.

Bobbie and Glen at Washington Pass in the Northern Cascade Mountains.

967 miles
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Antelope Wells, NM 655 miles /
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to Durango, CO Mobile. ALto
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The Adventure Cycling Route Network was started in 1976, by the non profit
Adventure Cycling Association, with the designation of the TransAmerica Bicycle
Trail. Since then, it has blossomed into a system of 38,158 miles linking together
rural roads to create safe low traffic bike routes through some of the most scenic
and historically significant areas of the United States.

Glen said they averaged about 45 to 60
miles a day. They found that a stretch of
road that could be traveled in an hour by car
takes about eight hours by bike.

The cost of a biking adventure?

The trip was relatively inexpensive.
They had hoped to survive on $50 a day but
the reality was closer to $85. The couple
spent around $7,700 on their adventure,
not including the cost of their gear. Glen
said they spent $675 on campsites, $2,700
on motels, $1,600 on groceries and another
$2,000 eating out.
The trip, they both agree, was fabulous.
The roads they were on took them off the
beaten path. They didn't see McDonalds
and Wal-Mart. They saw America. Both
said that it was a spiritual journey as
well as a physical one and a journey that
brought them even closer together.
At the end of their trek from Washing-
ton to Maine, Glen wrote the following in
his journal.

Bobbie and Glen's camp set up along
the Erie Canal Towpath. Glen said this
was perhaps his favorite leg of the

Well, we did it!Ikept a little, tiny piece of
me prepared for the "What if", if we didn't
finish; fortunately, I can now discard that
last remnant of doubt!
Let me make one thing absolutely, per-
fectly, crystal clear This idea may have
been my hair-brained suggestion, but this
trip would not have ever come to fruition
without Bobbie!!
I am truly blessed to have a woman like
her in my life! She would bike all day, in all
sorts of weather, without complaint; and
then, while I was setting up the tent, she
would stick her head in her panniers and
come up with some absolutely gourmet
dinner! Plus, her 'can do' attitude saved
me from any whining I thought I was justi-
fied in voicing. I love you Bobbie!! UDDA-
On this trip, I learned the gratifica-
tion that comes with seeing a job through
to completion; of doing a good job. I have
always been good at starting projects and
so-so at finishing them; hopefully, I will
now continue to complete projects that I
What's next for the rambling Gullick-
sons? They say they are considering a
ride south to Tampa. Right now they have
rented an apartment in the historic district
and are looking at houses locally. Bobbie
has taken a part-time job as a barista. Glen
is preparing to send off an historical novel
about the Knights Templar he wrote over
the last three years for editing.
"Friday Harbor will always be our
home," said Glen, "but we like it here. We
picked this spot because it was similar to
home. It's about the same size as our town
but the weather is better."
Glen said the pair built their 31-foot sail-
boat; Laurel, themselves and it will always
be their home base.
"She's a perfect sailboat. We could go
back and live on her any time if we want to
or we could just sail away," he said.
If you want to learn more about the
Gullicksons and their amazing adventure
check out their online journal at http://



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The Trio Internazionale, pictured above, will pres-
ent the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts'
first concert of 2009 on Sunday, Jan. 1 1 at 4
p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola.
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series' most well-attended events, features a trio of
local musicians. A $2 donation is asked of non-
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Samantha Elizabeth Shiver
Samantha Elizabeth
Shiver celebrated her 13th
birthday Jan. 8, 2009.
She is the daughter of
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newly created position
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Peeples, Lonesome Doves to play Dixie Saturday

Grant Peeples performs
at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola on Saturday,
Jan. 10.
Before joining Peeples on
the venerable 1912 stage, The
Lonesome Doves, a freshly
minted Lon and Lis William-
son band, will open the show
with a special Gram Parsons
and Emmylou Harris tribute
Peeples, who one re-
viewer called "a finger-in-
your-eye songwriter," is a
self-described "left-neck"
and no stranger to contro-
versy. His song "Summer
Camp," a stinging parody
of the St. Joe development
in Franklin County, ruffled a
few feathers.
"There are gigs I've lost
because of the song, and
places I've performed in
Franklin County where I've
been told not to play it," Pee-
ples said.
But, he adds, "The Dixie
Theatre ain't one of them."

Peeples is probably best
known for his tongue-in-
check submission to last
year's State Song contest,
"Sunshine State." The cho-
rus has brought a smile to
the face of many Florid-
ians: "Come on down to the
Sunshine State/bring your
money, check out the place/
Chances are you'll decide to
stay/heck, everybody else
The song did not win the
From Houston to Miami
to Nashville and the Caro-
linas, Peeples has just con-
cluded a rigorous 2008 tour-
ing schedule in support of
his May release "It's Later
Than You Think."
The Dixie Theatre show
is something of a reunion
for Peeples and the Wil-
liamsons, who produced
the record. "Lis and Lon
helped build the record,"
Peeples said. "We recorded
the songs together in their

Grant Peeples
studio, but I've been playing
them almost exclusively as a
single while touring."
The record has been well
received, getting airplay on
Americana stations around
the country and in Europe.
It has been nominated for
Best Debut Album of 2008 by
the Texas publication Third
Coast Magazine.
The Lonesome Doves,
while not specifically a trib-
ute band, focus largely on
the much-loved Parsons/

Harris tunes. The William-
sons have been playing the
Southeast for years, most
recently in the widely ac-
claimed Gatorbone Band.
"For a long time the most
requested songs at our per-
formances have been those
songs that Gram and Em-
mylou sang," Lis said. "So in
some ways, the Lonesome
Doves is what you'd call a
Gordon Scott, who played
with the Williamsons in
their Rose Tattoo band in
the 1980s said the new band
makes perfect sense. "No-
body does Gram Parsons
and Emmylou Harris songs
like Lis and Lon William-
son," he said. "Some of the
songs, like 'Grievous Angel,'
you just don't hear anybody
else doing because, for most
of us, those song are just too
hard to sing."
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Law Enforcement

Sheriff's REPORT Professor who introduced

The following report is provided by
the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Arrests are made by officers from
the following county and state law
enforcement agencies: Apalachicola
(APD), Carrabelle (CPD), Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), Franklin
County Sheriff's Office (FCSO), Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(FDEP) and Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services
All defendants are considered in-
nocent until proven guilty in a court
of law.

Dec. 23
*Robert D. Allen, 30, Sopchoppy,
withholding child support (FCSO)

Dec. 24
*Robert K. Leonard, 31, Panama
City, failure to appear (FCSO)
*Arthur M. Londono, 27, Apala-
chicola, disorderly intoxication (APD)
*Johnny B. Tyson, 35, Monticello,
DUI, refusal to submit to a breath
test, resisting without violence and
Wakulla County violation of probation

Dec. 27
*Robert E Griffin, 49, Apalachico-
la, Santa Rosa warrant for violation of
probation (FCSO)
*Lisa M. Sellers, 37, Bristol, two
counts of trafficking in a controlled
substance (FCSO)
*Linda C. Forester, 32, Castleberry,
violation of probation (FCSO)

'keystone species' to speak

From 7-9 p.m. Jan. 9, the Florida
State University Coastal and Ma-
rine Laboratory invites the public
to the next lecture in its Conserva-
tion Lecture Series.
Robert Paine, professor emeri-
tus of biology at the University of
Washington, will give the upcoming
talk, titled "Food Webs: From bay-
mouth bar to keystone species, in-
teraction strengths and beyond."
Refreshments will be served at
the conclusion of his presentation.
Paine, who earned a doctorate
from the University of Michigan
in 1961, is credited with introduc-
ing the keystone species concept, a
mainstay of the ecological and con-
servation biology literature, in 1969.
His seminal work, which ex-
tended the conclusions of a field
experiment published three years
earlier, established that if a single
predator is removed, dramatic
changes result in the varieties and
population densities of all other
species in the community.
Keystone species are usually
noticed when they are removed or
they disappear from an ecosystem,
resulting in dramatic changes to
the rest of the community. Put an-
other way, a keystone species is one
whose impacts on its community or
ecosystem are large and greater
than would be expected from its rel-
ative abundance or total biomass.
Paine's work has been cited by
hundreds of researchers over the

years and has been proposed as a
foundation for management efforts
to protect the biological diversity of
the world's ecosystems. The con-
cept has provided a powerful model
for understanding the forces that
organize ecological communities,
and it has influenced the thinking
of managers and policy makers as
they set priorities in their efforts to
conserve species and habitats.
Paine's research focuses on ex-
perimental ecology of organisms
on rocky shores, interrelationships
between species in an ecosystem,
and the organization and structure
of marine communities. He has ex-
amined the roles of predation and
disturbance in promoting coexis-
tence and biodiversity.
He is a member of the National
Academy of Sciences and was
a member of the Ocean Studies
Board. He has served on numerous
National Research Council com-
mittees, including the Committee
on Ecosystem Effects of Fishing.
The Jan. 9 talk will be held at
the FSU Coastal and Marine Labo-
ratory, located in St. Teresa at the
intersection of US. 98 and 319 in
Franklin County, halfway between
Carrabelle and Panacea.
For more information, visit the
FSU Coastal and Marine Labora-
tory Web site at www.marinelab. or contact Sharon Thoman
at 697-4120 or via e-mail sthoman@

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Lighthouse license

plate available

The Lighthouse specialty license plate, "Visit Our
Lights," is now available at the Franklin County Tax
Collector's Office. Jim and Terry Kemp (left and
center in the photo) were the first county residents to
purchase the lighthouse tag from Donna M. Owens
in Tax Collector James Harris' office on Dec. 8. Jim
is the treasurer of the St. George Lighthouse Asso-
ciation, and Terry is SGLA secretary and a district
commissioner of the Florida Lighthouse Association,
which sponsored the tag. The additional $25 for the
specialty plate, which is tax deductible, will provide
sustained funding for the remaining 30 historic light-
houses in Florida. FLA will allocate the funds to the
lighthouses through a grant process. Because FLA is
an all-volunteer organization, all but the funds need-
ed for marketing the plate will go to lighthouse pres-
ervation. Legislation creating the specialty plate was
co-sponsored in the Florida House of Representatives
by former District 10 Rep. Will Kendrick and signed
into law by Gov. Charlie Crist earlier this year.

Monette Evans Hicks,
92, a lifelong resident of
Eastpoint, born Sept. 30,
1916, passed away on Jan
3, 2009 at home surround-
ed by her family. She was
preceded in death by her
husband of 62 1/2 years,
Louis Hicks. She is sur-
vived by her loving chil-
dren; a son, Charles Hicks
(Frances); two daughters,
Agnes Keene (Roger) also
of Eastpoint Eunice Smith
(the late Ayden) of Vanda-
lia, MO; ten grandchildren,
twenty-four great grand-
children, and fourteen

Jacoway, 91, passed away
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at
Harbor Breeze Assisted
Living in Carrabelle, Fla.
Culley's FRneral Home,
1727 Riggins Road, (850)
877-8191, conducted grave-
side services Jan. 6, 2009,
at Oakland Cemetery, Tal-
She was born Jan. 19,
1917, in Arcadia, Fla., and
had been a teacher for 31
years in the Leon County
Schools, which she dearly
loved and had a deep de-
votion to the children she
taught. She was a member
of the Carrabelle Chris-
tian Center and Teachers
Association and an FSU
alumni and booster; she
was a devoted Seminole
She is survived by

Jack Crum Robinson,
age 80, husband of Hazel
McGee Robinson of An-
derson, S.C., passed away
on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009,
at the Rainey Hospice
House. Born in Lakeland,
Ga., on Nov. 26, 1928, he
was a son of the late Ju-
lian Adrian Robinson and
Mary Crum Robinson. He
retired from Owens-Illi-
nois Inc. after 26 years of
service as an accountant.
He served in the United
States Marine Corps dur-
ing the Korean War, and
he was a 32nd Degree Ma-
Surviving is his wife,
Hazel McGee Robinson;
sons, Jack A. Robinson
of Midland, Mich., and

She was a very good
mother and was very dear-
ly loved by her family and
will be missed very much.
She was a homemak-
er and a member of the
Church of God in East-
Funeral services were
held Jan. 6, 2009 at The
Church of God, with Rev.
Ronald Crum and Rev.
Casey Smith officiating. In
Eastpoint Cemetery.
Arrangements by Com-
forter Funeral Home.

two daughters, Janet
(husband, Lawrence)
Stoutamire and Susan
Jacoway; one brother,
Donald Entzminger; one
sister, Alma Tapers; one
granddaughter, Heather
Katherine Jacoway; and
many nieces, nephews
and cousins.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,
Wade S. and Emily L.
(Halley) Entzminger; her
husband, Hicks E. Ja-
coway, who died in 1980;
three brothers, Wade, Ed
and Percy Entzminger;
and two sisters, Katherine
Tibbals and Grace Daniel.
Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723 Ma-
han Center Blvd., Talla-
hassee, FL 32308 or to the
FSU Athletics Rind.

Robert E. Robinson of
Colorado Springs, Colo.;
daughter, Deborah Berry
of Anderson, S.C.; and
sister, Anie Mae Willett of
Lakeland, Ga.
In addition to his par-
ents, he was predeceased
by three brothers and a
A memorial service
was held Jan. 8, 2009, at
The McDougald FRneral
Home with the Rev. Paul
Frey officiating.
A message of condo-
lence may be sent to the
family by visiting www.
The McDougald Fu-
neral Home in charge of

For smokers who want to make
2009 the year they finally quit ciga-
rettes, the county health department
is here to help.
Their program to help smokers
quit features a series of six Monday
evening classes, all free and available
throughout the county. Studies by
the U.S. Surgeon General have found
quitting strategies that combined
counseling or support elements boost
success rates by 22 to 30 percent.
Classes are held Mondays from

In the ongoing interest
for public safety in Frank-
lin County, local officials,
agencies and individuals
came together on Nov 14
at the Emergency Opera-
tions Center in Apalachic-
ola and agreed to form a
working group dedicated
to improving emergency
communications within
the county.
This new group, named
the Franklin County 911
Communications Group,
will host its first meeting
at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the
emergency operations
Mike Rundel, coordina-
tor at the emergency op-
erations center, said meet-
ings will be held quarterly
and locations will vary

throughout the county.
Format for the meet-
ings will be an open forum
type, looking to be both
informative and construc-
tive. Anyone with an is-
sue or concern regarding
communications may par-
Rundel said the goal
of the communications
group will be to clear the
way for finding solutions
to problems, be they natu-
ral, man-made or techno-
logical with respect to the
many phases of communi-
cations in the county.
It is requested that if
you plan to present an
item, first contact Rundel
at Emergency Manage-
ment at 653-8977 to be
placed on the agenda.

VHS radio lost at island boat ramp

A handheld I-com VHS
radio was lost Dec. 29 at
the St. George Island boat
ramp. It has a "Boat US"

sticker on it.
If anyone has found it,
please call John Newton
at 850-339-6916.

Retired educators to meet Jan. 12

The Franklin/Gulf
Retired Educator Asso-
ciation is scheduled to
meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at

Caroline's Restaurant in
For more information,
call Margarita at 697-4200.

Sea Oats gardeners to meet Jan. 21

Sea Oats Garden Club
meeting is scheduled at
11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the
Franklin County Public Li-
brary Carrabelle Branch.

The speaker will be Bill
Mahan, University of Florida
Franklin County Extension
Agent. For more informa-
tion, call Arlene at 697-9790.

6-7 p.m., although some classes end
earlier depending on the size of the
class. The classes are a partnership
between Big Bend Area Health Edu-
cation Centers, Boys and Girls Club
of the Big Bend and the county health
The Apalachicola classes are held
at the former Chapman Elementary
School; the Eastpoint classes are
at the former Brown Elementary
School; and the Carrabelle classes
are at the former Carrabelle Elemen-


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

tary School, now the city's municipal
The rule of the class is that every-
one must attend all sessions and must
be on time. Please do not register for
a class that will interfere with another
engagement on your schedule.
Register by calling Franklin Coun-
ty Health Department at 653-2111
ext. 1234. If you cannot make it to a
class and need immediate assistance,
please call the Florida QUITLINE at


of the

101 NE First Street
10:00 AM

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

I 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 5* 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




Health department can help

you quit smoking in 2009


New 911 Communications

Group meets Jan. 14


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


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Pressure Washing Additions Vinyl Siding

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1100 Legal Advertising
1110- Classified Notices
1120 Public Notices/
1130- Adoptions
1140- Happy Ads
1150 Personals
1160 Lost
1170 Found

Notice of Final Agency
Action Taken by the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District

Notice is given that
stormwater permit number
389 was issued on Novem-
ber 26, 2008, to St.
George Plantation Owner's
Association, Inc. for re-
placement of all existing
improvements to the Plan-
tation clubhouse with the
exception of the pool, as
well as upgrades to the
parking lot and stormwater
management facility at
1712 Magnolia Ave., St.
George Island. The file
containing the application
for this permit is available
for inspection Monday
through Friday (except for
legal holidays), 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the North-
west Florida Water Man-
agement District's ERP Of-
fice, The Delaney Center
Building, Suite 2-D 2252
Killearn Center Boulevard,
Tallahassee, FL 32309. A
person whose substantial
interests are affected by
the District permitting deci-
sion may petition for an
administrative hearing in
accordance with Sections
120.569 and 120.57 F.S.,
or may choose to pursue
mediation as an alternative
remedy under Section
120.573, Florida Statutes,
and Rules 28-106.111 and
28-106.401-404, Florida
Administrative Code. Peti-
tions must comply with the
requirements of Florida
Administrative Code,
Chapter 28-106 and be
filed with (received by) the
District Clerk located at
District Headquarters, 81
Water Management Drive,
Havana, FL 32333-4712.
Petitions for administrative
hearing on the above ap-
plication must be filed
within twenty-one (21)
days of publication of this
notice or within twenty-six
(26) days of the District
depositing notice of this in-
tent in the mail for those
persons to whom the Dis-
trict mails actual notice.
Failure to file a petition
within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any
nright(s) such persons)
may have to request an
administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 129.57,
F.S., concerning the sub-
ject permit. Petitions which
are not filed in accordance

I 1100
with the above provisions
are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative
hearing process is de-
signed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of
a petition means that the
District's final action may
be different from the posi-
tion taken by it in this no-
tice of intent. Persons
whose substantial interests
will be affected by any
such final decision of the
District on the application
have the right to petition to
become a party to the pro-
ceedings, the accordance
with the requirements set
forth above.
January 1, 2009

This intent to issue a per-
mit (File
No.19-0265414-001-DF) to
Dogcatcher Properties II,
LLC, 6445 Powers Ferry
Road, Suite 300, Atlanta,
Georgia 30339, requesting
a sovereignty submerged
land lease appurtenant to
the applicant's riparian
ownership on U.S. High-
way 98, in Lanark Village,
Florida 32322, on Saint
George Sound, Class II
Waters of the State, Un-
classified Shellfish Har-
vesting Area, Section 14,
Township 07-S, Range
4-W, Latitude:
2952'12.66'N, Longitude:
-8436'38.9"W, in Franklin
County, for the purpose of
constructing a 22-slip pub-
lic docking facility pre-
empting 11,995 square
feet, is hereby granted un-
less a sufficient petition for
an administrative hearing
is timely filed under sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes as
provided below. The pro-
cedures for petitioning for
a hearing are set forth be-

A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected
by the Department's action
may petition for an admin-
istrative proceeding
(hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes. The peti-
tion must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and
must be filed (received by
the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Com-
monwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.

Because the administrative
hearing process s de-
signed to re-determine fi-
nal agency action on the
application, the filing of a
petition for an administra-
tive hearing may result in a
modification of the permit
and lease, or even a denial
of the application. Accord-
ingly, the applicant is ad-
vised not to commence
construction or other activ-

cities under this permit/
lease until the deadlines
below for filing a petition
for an administrative hear-
ing, or request for an ex-
tension of time have ex-

Under rule 62-110.106(4)
of the Florida Administra-
tive Code, a person whose
substantial interests are af-
fected by the Department's
action may also request an
extension of time to file a
petition for an administra-
tive hearing. The Depart-
ment may, for good cause
shown, grant the request
for an extension of time.
Requests for extension of
time must be filed with the
Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mail Station 35, Tal-
lahassee, Florida
32399-3000, before the ap-
plicable deadline. A timely
request for extension of
time shall toll the running
time period for filing a peti-
tion until the request is
acted upon. If a request is
filed late, the Department
may still grant it upon a
motion by the requesting
party showing that the fail-
ure to file a request for an
extension of time before
the deadline was the result
of excusable neglect.

In the event that a timely
and sufficient petition for
an administrative hearing
is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests
will be affected by the out-
come of the administrative
process have the right to
petition to intervene in the
proceeding. Intervention
will be only at the discre-
tion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion
in compliance with rule
28-106.205 of the Florida
Administrative Code.

In accordance with rules
28-106.111(2) and
b2-110.106(3)(a)(4), peti-
tions for an administrative
hearing by the applicant
must be filed within 14
days of receipt of this writ-
ten notice. Petitions filed
by any persons other than
the applicant, and other
than those entitled to writ-
ten notice under section
120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, must be filed
within 14 days of publica-
tion of the notice or within
14 days of such notice, re-
gardless of the date of
Under section 120.60(3) of
the Florida Statutes, how-
ever, any person who has
asked the Department for
notice of agency action
may file a petition within 14
days of such notice, re-
gardless of the date of

The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address
indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition for
an administrative hearing

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or pursue mediation as
provided below within the
appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver of
those rights.

A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is
based must contain the
following information:

(a) The name and ad-
dress of each agency af-
fected and each agency's
file or identification num-
ber, if known;

(b) The name, ad-
dress, and telephone num-
ber of the petitioner; the
name, address, and tele-
phone number of the
petitioner's representative,
if any, which shall be the
address for service pur-
poses during the course of
the proceeding; and an ex-
planation of how the
petitioner's substantial in-
terests are or will be af-
fected by the agency de-

(c) A statement of
when and how the peti-
tioner received notice of
the agency decision;

(d) A statement of all
disputed issues of material
fact. If there are none, the
petition must so indicate;

(e) A concise state-
ment of the ultimate facts
alleged, including the spe-
cific facts that the peti-
tioner contends warrant re-
versal or modification of
the agency's proposed ac-
tion; and

(f) A statement of the
specific rules or statutes
that the petitioner con-
tends require reversal or
modification of the
agency's proposed action;

(g) A statement of the
relief sought by the peti-
tioner, stating precisely the
action that the petitioner
wishes the agency to take
with respect to the
agency's proposed action.

A petition that does not
dispute the material facts
on which the Department's
action is based shall state
that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise
shall contain the same in-
formation as set forth
above, as required by rule
28-106.301. Under sec-
tions 120.569(2) (c) and
(d) of the Florida Statutes,
a petition for administrative
hearing must be dismissed
by the agency if the peti-
tion does not substantially
comply with the above re-
quirements or is untimely
This action is final and ef-
fective on the date filed
with the Clerk of the De-
partment unless a petition
is filed in accordance with
the above. Upon the timely
filing of petition this order
will not be effective until
further order of the De-

S o1100 I

This permit constitutes an
order of the Department.
The applicant has the right
to seek judicial review of
the order under section
120.68 of the Florida Stat-
utes, by the filing of a no-
tice of appeal under rule
9.110 of the Florida Rules
of Appellate Procedure
with the Clerk of the De-
partment in the Office of
General Counsel, 3900
Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mail Station 35, Tal-
lahassee, Florida,
32399-3000; and by filing a
copy of the notice of the
appeal accompanied by
the applicable filing fees
with the appropriate dis-
trict court of appeal. The
notice of appeal must be
filed within 30 days from
the date when the final or-
der is filed with the Clerk of
the Department. Requests
for review before the Land
and Water Adjudicatory
Commission must be filed
with the Secretary of the
Commission and served
on the Department within
20 days from the date
when the final order is filed
with the Clerk of the De-

The application is available
for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at
Department of Environ-
mental Protection, 160
Governmental Center,
Suite 201, Pensacola, Flor-
ida 32502-5794.
January 8, 2009



CASF NO .: 0-000039-CA

NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Order
of Amended Final Sum-
mary Judgment of Fore-
closure in this cause, in
the Circuit Court of Frank-
lin County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in
Franklin County, Florida
described as:

Lot 28, Block "B", St.
James Island Park, Unit
No. 3, a subdivision as per
map or plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 2,
Page 6, of the Public Rec-
ords of Franklin County,

at Public Sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for
cash, at the steps of the
Franklin County Court-
house, Apalachicola, Flor-
ida, at 11:00 a.m. on Janu-
ary 22, 2009.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pend-
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
22nd day of December,

Deputy Clerk

Steve M. Watkins, III
FBN: 0794996
41 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
January 1, 8, 2009
9641 T



LENDER, a single person;

CASE NO: 08-000414-CA


NOTICE is hereby given
that, pursuant to the Order
of Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure in this cause,
in the Circuit Court of
Franklin County, Florida, I
will sell the property situ-
ated in Franklin County,
Florida described as:

Block 47 (210), Lots 12,
13,14, Keough's 2nd Addi-
tion ORB 170, Page 400,
ORB 354, Page 275, ORB
361, Page 2266, ORB 388,
Page 252, ORB 654, Page

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687, according to the plat
thereof recorded in the
public records of Franklin
County, at Plat Book 2,
Page 20. (Mortgage ORB
775, Page 448)

Lot 5, Block 211 (48),
Keough's Second Addition
to the City of Carrabelle,
Franklin County, Florida.
(Mortgage ORB 775, Page
448 & ORB 882, Page 32)

Lots 9, 10, and 11, Block
86 (249), Keough's Second
Addition to the City of
Carrabelle, according to
the plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 20, of
the Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida.
(Mortgage ORB 882, Page

All of Lot 37 in Block "A' of
an unrecorded plat or sub-
division joining Three Riv-
ers Subdivision as de-
scribed by metes and
bounds as follows: Begin
at the NW Corner of Lot
16, Block "A' of Three Riv-
ers Subdivision, a subdivi-
sion as per map or plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 1, of the
Public Records of Franklin
County, Florida and run
thence South 89 degrees
28 minutes 40 seconds
East along the North
boundary of said lot a dis-
tance of 60.00 feet to the
NE corner of said lot;
thence North 00 degrees
25 minutes 05 seconds
East 100.00 feet to the
Southerly Right-of-Way
boundary of a proposed
60.00 foot roadway;
thence North 89 degrees
28 minutes 40 seconds
West, along said Southerly
Right-of-Way boundary
60.00 feet; thence South
00 degrees 25 minutes 05
seconds West 110.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
(Mortgage ORB 889, Page

Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, Block
48(211), Keough's Second
Addition to the City of
Carrabelle, according to
the plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 20, of
the Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida.
(Mortgage ORB 901, Page

Tract 4, Jeppson Estates,
more particularly de-
scribed as follows:

Commence at the North-
east corner of the South-
west Quarter of the South-
east Quarter of Section 4,
Township 8 South, Range
5 West, Franklin County,
Florida, and thence run N
00 degrees 33 minutes 40
seconds East 651.26 feet;
thence run South 89 de-
grees 23 minutes 20 sec-
onds East 1176.076 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginn-
ing continue South 89 de-
grees 23 minutes 20 sec-
onds East 112.80 feet;
thence run South 01 de-
grees 35 minutes West
386.16 feet; thence run

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North 89 degrees 23 min-
utes 20 seconds West
112.80 feet; thence run
North 01 degrees 35 min-
utes East 386.16 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
(Mortgage ORB 909, Page

Lot 44, Block 4, Lanark Vil-
lage, Unit No. 1, as per
map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 2,
Page 14-14A of the Public
Records of Franklin
County, Florida. (Mortgage
ORB 909, Page 516)

Lot 8, Block N, Lanark
Beach No. 1 according to
the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 13 of
the Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida.
(Mortgage ORB 913, Page

at Public Sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at the
front steps of the Franklin
County Courthouse, Apa-
lachicola, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on January 22, 2009.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owners as of
the date of the lis pend-
ens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the

WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this
22nd day of December,

By: Michele Maxwell

Steve M. Watkins, III
41 Commerce St.
Apalachicola, Florida
(850) 653-1949
January 1, 8, 2009




CASE NO.: 08-000135-CA


NOTICE is given pursuant
to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 12, 2008, in Case No.
08-000135-CA, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Second
Judicial Circuit, in and for
Franklin County, Florida, in

I 1100
TRUST is the Plaintiff and
TENANT(S) are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at Front door of the
Franklin County Court-
house in Apalachicola,
Franklin County, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on January 22,
2009, the property set forth
in the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and more par-
ticularly described as fol-

Lot 14, Block JU", ST.
cording to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page(s) 15, Public
Records of Franklin
County, Florida.

Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the lis pend-
ens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after
the sale.

DATED: December 15,

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

Garvin B. Bowden, Esq,
Gardner, Bist, Wiener,
Wadsworth & Bowden PA.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
January 1, 8, 2009

INC. d/b/a


et. al.

CASE NO: 08-000184CA

GIVEN pursuant to a final
judgment of foreclosure
dated December 22,
2008, and entered in Case
No. 08-000184-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit in and
for Franklin County, Flor-
ida wherein SUNTRUST
WAY et. al., are defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est hidder and hest hidder

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for cash at the front of the STUART WHITE, JR. a/k/a WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER CLYDE OLIVER; KEN- lahassee, Branch Office at Other
Courthouse steps at 33 FREDERICK S. WHITE, Florida Default Law Group, THE SALE. NETH FRIENDLY; MORT- 630-3 Capital Circle NE,
Market Street, Apalachi- JR. and KRISTIE R. PL. GAGE ELECTRONIC REG- Tallahassee, Florida AttentionQn
cola, FL 32320, at 11:00 WHITE. husband and wife: PO. Box 25018 In accordance with the ISTRATION SYSTEMS, 32301. Attention!.. 1 br 1 ba
A.M. on February 12,2009, UNITED STATES OF Tampa, Florida Americans with Disabilities INC. AS NOMINEE FOR January 8,2009 Home Computer worki!, 1 br, 1 ba, and 1 room effi- Beach view house for
the following described AMERICA, DEPARTMENT 33622-5018 Act (ADA), disabled per- PRIMARY CAPITAL ADVI- Flexible hours, great pay Apalachicola, no smoking, furn. 3 br, 2 ba, screened
property as set forth in OF TREASURY INTERNAL F08000505 sons who, because of their SORS, LC MIN MO. will train, a walk to groc store, furn. in swimming pool, lots of
said order or final judg- REVENUE SERVICE; and January 1,8,2009 disabilities, need special 1002293-3000020639-5; 727-865-6795 lease, 1st mo sec. req at privacy, $950 mo. call
ment, to-wit: SUNSET ISLE OWNERS 9668Taccommodation to partic- ONE CHARLESTON signing. 653-6375 509-2460
Lot 4, BAY COVE VIL- Defendants. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT should contact the ADA ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN- 3 br, 1 ba Lanark Village, Carabelle, 3 br, 2 ba,
LAGE, according to the OF THE SECOND JUDI- Coordinator at 33 Market KNOWN TENANT NO. I; Merchandiser $700 mo +deposit. no W/D, large lot, $700 mo.
Plat thereof as recorded in and the docket number of CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Street, Suite 203, Apalachi- UNKNOWN TENANT NO. Part Time to service read- smoking no pets Susan $350 dep. call
Plat Book 5, Page(s) 18, of which is 2007 CA000483. FOR FRANKLINCOUNTY, cola, FL 32320 or Tele- 2; and ALL UNKNOWN s ing & sun glasses in Apa- Jones Bluewater Realty 850-545-8813.
the Public Records of FLORIDA phone Voice/TDD (904) PARTIES CLAIMING IN- PETS &ANIMALS lachicola. 2.50 hrs/month Group (850) 566-7584
Franklin County, Florida Any person claiming an in- CIVILACTION 653-8861 prior to such TERESTS BY THROUGH, | Home computer & auto re- Carrabelle
terest in the surplus from proceeding. UNDER OR AGAINST A 2100- Pets quired. Call Wendy Beach
commonly known as 2027 the sale. if any, other than BANK OF AMERICA, NA, NAMED DEFENDANT TO 2110 Pets: Free to 800-283-3090 x2378
Sand Dollar Trail, St. the property owner as of Plaintiff, Dated this 17th day of De- THIS ACTION, OR HAV- Good Home n"- S,_ 3 br, 2 ba, large lot, w/d,
George Island, Florida the date of the is pendens cember, 2008. ING OR CLAIMING TO 2120- Pet Supplies 51 Pine St, Lanark Village, deck, appliances, ref.
Ssla2130 Farm Animals/ Other 2 br 2 ba with large $750/mo. 860-233-0676
32328. must file a claim with the vs HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE Supplies screened porch, end unit or emal
clerk of the court within 60 Marcia M. Johnson OR INTEREST IN THE 2140 Pets/Lvesock screened porch, end unit or emal
Dated at Apalachicola Flor- days after the sale. RYAN MCDOWELL A/K/A Clerkof the Circuit Court PROPERTY HEREIN DE- Wantedts/Livesock Several facing golf course & cla artensbclob-
Ida this December 22, RYAN C. MCDOWELL, et By: Michele Maxwell SCRIBED, Positions bay,w/s included. $550
2008. In accordance with the al, Deputy Clerk Defendants. Resort Vacation mth, $08597- d 8p. Call Mr
AMERICANS WITH DISA- Defendant(s). Smith @ 850 9 27-2838 or Carrabelle
MARCIA JOHNSON BILITIES ACT, persons Law Office of Marshall C. CASE NO. 2100IncProperies of SGI, 864--54 Fabulous
As Clerk, Circuit Court needing a special accom- CASE NO. Watson 192008CA000001XXXXXX Inc 1/2 Off First Month riate!
Franklin; County, Florida modation to participate in 19-2008-CA-000305 1800 NW 49th Street, A great opportunity Rent!!!rivae!
By: Michele Maxwell this proceeding should DIVISION Suite 120 RE-NOTICE OF SALE | awaits you at the largest Rta r 4 br 2 ba w/FP all appl
As Deputy Clerk contact the undersigned Fort Lauderdale, Florida PURSUANT TO vacation rental 2 br, ba Modern Apt ncl dishwasher, w/d Pool,
not later than seven days NOTICE OF 33309 CHAPTER 45 company with washer and dryer, hot tub, sauna + guest apt
In accordance with the prior to the proceeding to FORECLOSURE SALE Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Seasoned oak firewood. on St George Island. central AC, Ave E, Apa- with full bath $1200/mo 1
Americans with Disabilities ensure that reasonable ac- Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 NOTICE IS HEREBY Reasonable price! Call We are now accepting lachcola $700 moo.,+ dep. yr lease, security deposit,
Act, persons in need of a commodations are availa- NOTICE IS HEREBY Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 GIVEN pursuant to an Or- 697-4677 or visit us at 150 applications for the Call 653-1240 or 670-1211. cr check and ref required,
special accommodation to ble. GIVEN pursuant to a Final 08-03442 der or Summary Final Delaware St, Lanark. following positions N o n s m o k e r s
participate in this proceed- Judgment of Mortgage January 1, 8, 2009 Judgment of Foreclosure *Maintenance 1-229-403-7701
ing, shall, within a reason- WITNESS my hand and Foreclosure dated De- dated June 23, 2008, and Technician
able time prior to any pro- the official seal of this Hon- member 12, 2008 and en- 970an Order Resetting Sale *Independent Furnished Loft Apt, in his- St. George Island Home
ceeding, contact the ADA orable Court this 17th day tered in Case No. DESTARTME OFT F L ORIDA M- dated December 22, 2008 contractors: toric district. Cbl/wtr incl
coordinator at 33 Market ofDecember,2008. 19-2008-CA-000305 o f the MUNITYAFFAIRS and entered in Case No. Housekeeping 1100sf high ceilings, Prin- Furnished 2 br, 1.5 ba
Street, Apalachicola, FL Circuit Court of the SEC- MUNIY A192008CA000001XXXXXX *Front Desk Clerk vate entrance and deck. ground level 3rd from
32320 or telephone MARCIA M. JOHNSON OND Judicial Circuit in and TICE OF INTENT TO of the Circuit Court of the *Quality Assurance No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. beach o/s shower
850-653-8861 not later Clerk of the Circuit Court for FRANKLIN County, FIND FRANKLIN Second Judicial Circuit in Coordinators +$750 dep. 850-653-3838 screened porch roof deck
than five (5) business days By: Michele Maxwell Florida wherein BANK OF COUNTY COMPREHEN- and for Franklin County, We offer a great benefits large living, and dnnng
prior to such proceeding. Deputy Clerk AMERICA, NA, is the Plain- SIVE PLAN Florida, wherein AURORA T package to full time em- Small Studio Apt. for ma- argue living, and dinning
tiff and RYAN MCDOWELL AMENDMENT(S) IN LOAN SERVICES, LLC. s MECHNDISE ployess or you may join ture, single person, $500 pluooms utilities Please Call
BLOCH, MINERLEY & MELISSA HOLLEY A/K/A RYAN C. COMPLIANCE Plaintiff and CLYDE OLI- us on a part time basis everything furnished, Call Joe at 2155709977 aval.
FEIN, PL. PAINTER MCDOWELL; THE UN- COMPLIANCE VER; KENNETH 3100 Antiques to supplement your cur- 850-697-8623 Jan4
Attorneys for Plaintiff Florida Bar No. 0144177 KNOWN SPOUSE OF DOCKET NO FRIENDLY; MORTGAGE 3110-Appliances rent income. II ----
980 N. Federal Hwy, Clark, Partington, Hart, RYAN MCDOWELL A/K/A 08-CIE1NOI-1901-(A)-(I) ELECTRONIC REGISTRA 3120 Arts & Crafts Apply in person today
Suite 412 Larry, Bond &Stackhouse RYAN C. MCDOWELL TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS 3130 -Auctions at no
Boca Raton, FL 33432 Suite 800, 125 West N/K/A JANE DOE; are the The Department gives no NOMINEE FOR PRIMARY 3150 Building Supplies W5 G B
561-362-6699 Romana Street Defendants, I will sell to ice of its intent to find the CAPITAL ADVISORS, LC, 3160 Business West St George Island Townhomes for rent,
January 8, 15, 2009 P O. Box 13010 the highest and best bid- Amendmendment(s) to the MIN NO. Equipment FL 32328 Jones Homestead-
9662T Pensacola, Florida der for cash at FRONT Comprehensive Plan for 1002293-3000020639-5; 3170 Collectibles Ponderosa pines. End
IN THE CIRCUIT 32591-3010 DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN Franklin County, adopted ONE CHARLESTON 3190 Computers St George of year special. First
IT CCT UFni otap PLACE HOMEOWNERS' 3190- Electronics St. Geore of year special. First
OF THE 2nd JUDICIALT (850)434-9200 COUNTY COURTHOUSE, by Ordinance No(s). 3200 FirewoodIof
CIRCUIT IN ANDFOR (850)4327340fax 33 MARKET STREET AP 0828 emb 1 ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN- 3210- FreePass it On Island month rent free with
FRANKLIN COUNTY Attorneys for Plaintiff ALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at 2008, IN COMPLIANCE KNOWN TENANT NO. 1; 3220 Furniture elec, Satellite deposit and 12 month
FLORIDA January 1,8, 2009 11:00AM, on the 22nd day pursuant to Sections UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 3230- Garage/Yard Sales Restaurant/Food Serv Garbage included pool lease. 2 br and 3br
9667T of January, 2009, the fol- 163.3184, 163.3187 and 2; and ALLUNKNOWN 3240-Guns Ea SERVERS table.12X65' deck with units available. Call
3250 Good Things to Eat *SERVERS tablew1
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT lowing described property 163.3189, F.S. PARTIES CLAIMING IN- 3260 Health & Fitness Beautiful view, Call 850-227-8404 or 850
INC. OF THE SECOND JUDI- as set forth in said Final TERESTS BY THROUGH, 3270- Jewelry/Clothin *COOKS 850-653-5114 227 9732 for more in-
Plaintiff, CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND Judgment: The adopted Franklin UNDER OR AGAINST A 3280 Machinery/ I | formation
VS. FLORIDA LOT 3 BLOCK ONE HUN- Plan Amendments) and THIS ACTION, OR HAV- 3290 Medical Equipment BLUE PARROT
CIVIL ACTION DRED SIXTY-TWO (162) IN the Department's Objec- NG OR CLAIMING TITLE 3310- MusicalInstruments Please apply in person6130
JEFFREY S. GALLOWAY THE CITY OF APALACHI- tions, Recommendations HAVE ANY RIGHT TITLE 3320- Plants & Shrubs/ Please apply n person
et. al. INDYMAC BANK F.S.B., COLA, FRANKLIN and Comments Report, (if OR INTERESTIN THE Sup3330 pliesurant/Hotel tween 95pm7 days Yeaound rental on canal
Defendants. Plaintiff, COUNTY, FLORIDA, AC- any), are available for pub- PROPERTY HEREIN DE- 3330 Restaurant/Hotel a week@-P in SGI, 2 br, 2 ba, nice
CORDING TO THE MAP lic inspection Monday SCRIBED, are Defendants, 3340- Sporting Goods Blue Parrott in SG 2 br, 2 bane
CASENO:08-000185CA VS. OelltOFtherou ighestand 3350 Tickets (Buy& Sell) St. George Island Snow Birds/ yard. Boats welcomellNo
CASE NO: 08-000185CA VS. OR PLAT OF SAID CITY IN through Friday, except for best bidder for cash at the hana-r--V-i-l-- pets. $775 mo. Call
COMMON USE legal holidays, during nor- rbest dder f thcash Franklint the Lanark Village 413-454-4253
NOTICE OF SALE PAT G. MOORE, et al, mal business hours, at the Counooty Courthouse, ran33 1 br, 1 ba, Renovated/ fur
PURSUANT TO Defendant(s). A/K/A 226 9TH STREET Franklin County Planning Market Street Apalac nished end unit, new kitch
CHAPTER 45 APALACHICOLA, FL & Building Department, 34 ca reFL 32t320 at pai 4130 and bath, mini. 4 month S a
CASE NO. 08-0036-CA 32320 Forbes Street, Apalachi- ola Franklinlease $545/mo + dep., no 6170
NOTICE IS HEREBY DIVISION cola, Florida 32320. County, Florida, at 11:00 seasoned atrocessorsDepend smoking, pet considered. 2 br, 1 ba
GIVEN pursuant to a final Any person claiming an in- a.m. on the 5th day of Feb- Seasoned able, Independent Data (850) 653-3838. 2 br, 1 ba
judgment of foreclosure NOTICE OF terest in the surplus from Any affected person, as ruary, 2009, the following Firewood Processors Needed! Make huge lot, 3 Rivers Area
dated December 22, FORECLOSURE SALE the sale, if any other than defined in Section described property as se Byth load or bythe stick. Own Schedule, $400-$800 Carrabelle, $495mo+uth-
2008, and entered in Case the property owner as of 163.3184, F.S., has a right said Ode o Fna 6708808 670885 FuParti me available. es & p 8506533270
No. 08-000185-CA of the NOTICE IS HEREBY the date of the Lis Pend- to petition for an adminis- Judgment, to-wit: Training Available. Guar- 6140 Rnt to Own
Circuit Court of the Sec- GIVEN pursuant to a Final ens must file a claim within trative hearing to challenge LOT 43, BLOCK 10 anee eekly Income.
ond Judicial Circuit in and Judgment of Mortgage sixty (60) days after the the proposed agency de- (WEST) ST GEORGE IS 800339 -1842 edOwn your piece of para-
for Franklin County, Flor- Foreclosure dated Decem- sale. termination that the LAND GULF BEACHES, dise now. $0 down, $500
ida wherein SUNTRUST ber 12, 2008 and entered Amendment(s) to the UNIT 1 A SUBDIVISION JOB 1 br house dise now. 2 br, 1 left, MH, each
MORTGAGE, INC., plaintiff in Case No. 08-0036-CA of WITNESS MY HAND and Franklin County Compre- UNAS PER MAP OR PLAT 3220 POSTAL& GOT JOB Carrabee remodeed th 2br1 left, Ms own doHeach
and JEFFREY S. GALLO- the Circuit Court of the the seal of this Court on hensive Plan are In Corn- INFO FOR SALE? d hookup fened yad ooked River
WAY et. al., are defend- SECOND Judicial Circuit December 17, 2008. chance, as defined in Sub THEREOF RECORDED IN w/d hookup, fenced yard, Crooked River in
WAY et. al., are defend- SECOND Judicial Circuit December 17, 2008. pliance, as defined in Sub- PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 7 OF Low until $500 per month Carabelle, call 509-2460
ants, I will sell to the high- in and for FRANKLIN section 163.3184(1), F.S. THE PUBLIC RECORDS Fau iw plus dep. Call 850-
est bidder and best bidder County, Florida wherein Florida Default Law Group, The petition must be filed OF FRANKLIN COUNTY auQioP 697-4080 or 850-591-5899 -
for cash at the front of the INDYMAC BANK F.S.B., is PL. within twenty-one (21) FRANKLINCOUNTYA $159 Queen PILLOWTOP i
Courthouse steps at 33 the Plaintiff and PAT G. PO. Box 25018 days after publication of Mattress & Box. Manufac- 1, & 2, br I 6200
Market Street, Apalachi- MOORE; ANY AND ALL Tampa, Florida this notice, and must in- ANY PERSON CLAIMING turer wrapped. Warranty You NEVER have to pay Apalachicola, FL
cola, FL 32320, at 11:00 UNKNOWN PARTIES 33622-5018 clude all of the information AN INTEREST IN THE Del Avail (850) 222-7783. for information about Call 850-643-7740. Beach Rentals
A.M. on February 12,2009, CLAIMING BY THROUGH, F08044622 and contents described in SURPLUS FR THE federal or postal jobs. If C 85 4 By Owner
the following described UNDER, AND AGAINST January 1,8, 2009 Uniform Rule 28-106.201, SALE IF ANY OTHERyou see a job 2 br, 1.5 ba, furn. no pets,
property as set forth in THE HEREIN NAMED IN- F.A.C. The petition must ALE, IF ANY OTHER guarantee, contact the adults only, 994 C.C. Land
said order or final judg- DIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) 9669T be filed with the Agency OTHAN THE PROPERTY D FTC. Rd, $650 mo. + dep. call Beach Homes-Condos
ment, to-wit: WHO ARE NOT KNOWN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Clerk, Department of Com- OWNER ASOF THE DATE The Federal Trade 670-8375
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL munity Affairs, 2555 OF THE LIS PENDENS tv MCommission Vacation Rental Homes
Lot 29, CASA DEL MAR WHETHER SAID UN- CIRCUIT IN AND FOR Shumard Oak Boulevard, W N DAYSAFTER coberSe Sinecra Is America's consumer 60 Exclusively BY OWNER
SUBDIVISION PHASE I, KNOWN PARTIES MAY FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tallahassee, Florida WHIN AYL A N erbet. Ctill in cate, protection agency.
acc reording to the Plat CLAIM AN INTEREST AS FLORIDA 32399-2100, and a copy Must move this week 3 br, 2 ba MH, Carrabelle
thereof as recorded in Plat SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI- CIVIL DIVISION mailed or delivered to theIa rm
Book 6, Page(s) 2, Public SEES, GRANTEES, OR local government. Failure ara th the (850) 545-7112. 1-877-FTC-HELP area, Quiet, 6 mos lease,
Records of Franklin OTHER CLAIMANTS; HSBC BANK USA, N.A., to timely file a petition shall Act of1990, persons need- $600 month 814-282-9933ds.erq
County, Florida INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A Plaintiff, constitute a waiver of any Actof A public service
FEDERALLY CHARTERED right to request an admin- ing special accommoda- message from the FTC 3 br, 2 ba, house for rent
commonly known as 2266 SAVINGS BANK; are the vs. istrative proceeding as a tion to participate in this and The News Herald in Apalachicola. Cntrl air,
Sailfish Drive, St. George Defendants, I will sell to petitioner under Sections proceeding shouldcontact ClassifiedAdvertising firepce, W/D, D/W sun
Island, Florida 32328. the highest and best bid- KAY W. EUBANKS; HSBC 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If the Clerk of than five Cobusiness 8pc KING bdrm set. Solid Department deck, shady fncd in yard,
der for cash at FRONT MORTGAGE CORPORA- a petition is filed, the pur- er e wood dovetailed drawers. work shed, ample parking REALSTATFOR SALE
Dated at Apalachicola Flor- DOOR OF THE FRANKLIN TION (USA); BARBARAJO pose of the administrative days prior to the proceed- New still in packaging. -ws $800 mo first and last $500 7-Homes "
ida this December 22, COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PALMER; FRANCES C. hearing will be to present ing at the Franklin County Worth $4k give away sec dep. Call Brenda 7110 BeachHome/
2008. 33 MARKET STREET, AP- CANNON; UNKNOWN evidence and testimony urthouse. Telephone $1499 Can deliver 227-5380. Properly
ALACHICOLA, FLORIDA SPOUSE OF BARBARA JO and forward a recom- 850-653-8861 or 425-8374 3 db .7120 ommercial
MARCIAJOHNSON at 11AM, on the 22nd PALMER; UNKNOWN mended order to the De- 1-800-955-8770 via Florida425-8374 3 br, 2 ba, house on River 7130- Condo/Townhouse
MARCIA JOHNSON at 11:00AM, on the 22nd PALMER; UNKNOWN mended order to the De- Relay Service. 1 Rd, FP, fncd in backyard. 7140-Farms & Ranches
As Clerk, Circuit Court day of January 2009, the SPOUSE OF FRANCES C. apartment. If no petition is REDUCEDRelay Service. $800 mobackyard. Call7150 FarmLots & Rand Acreage
Franklin; County, Florida following described prop- CANNON; UNKNOWN filed, this Notice of Intent DATED at Apalach cola, Maria 850-7660357. 7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
By: Michele Maxwell erty as set forth in said Fi- SPOUSE OF KAY W. shall become final agency Florida, on December 23, 7170 Waterfront
As Deputy Clerk nal Judgment: EUBANKS; JOHN DOE; action.2 0 De7180e- Investment
In accordance with the LOTS SIX, SEVEN, AND TENANT (S) IN POSSES- If a petition is filed, other A New Queen Orthopedic 1oo Business/ Real Es 7190 Out of Tateown
Americans with Disabilities EIGHT IN BLOCK ONE SION OF THE SUBJECT affected persons may peti- Marca M. Johnson Pillotop mattress set in Commercial 3 br, 2 ba, On The 7200- Esate
Act, persons in need of a HUNDRED TWELVE OF PROPERTY tion for leave to intervene As Clerk Circuit Court sealed plastic $270. Full 110 Apartmens er Garasha
sial accmhmsodationto THOELACITOOFRAPALACHI Defendants. inBtheproceedinA p y:MicheleCMaxwell warrenty. Sacrifice Can 6120- Beach Rentals Carrabelle River Garage,
special accommodation to THE CITY OF APALACHI- Defendants. in the proceeding. A peti- $1000 monh$500 de'
participate in this proceed- COLA, FLORIDA. TO- tion for intervention must As Deputy Clerk Deliver. 850-222-9879 6130 Cndo/Twnhouse $ 1 0 5
Ing, shall, within a reason-GETHER WITH A 10 FOOT CASE NO.: 08-000075-CA be filed at least twenty (20) SMITHHIATT & DIAZ 6150 -Roommate Wanted c 7100
able time prior to any pro- FENCE EASEMENT OVER days before the final hear- I. 610 oRooms for Rt Apalach Newer, 2 br, 2
ceeding, contact the ADA AND ACROSS THE NOTICE OF ing and must include all of .A.onyfrP f6180 -tRoomf for Rent
feeding, contact the ADA AND ACROSS THE NOTICE OF ing and must include all of 6170- Mobile Home/Lot ba, ch/a, dw, w/d, hkup, Let's Trade
coordinator at 33 Market NORTHWESTERLY 10 FORECLOSURE SALE the information and con- Attorneys for Plaintiff 6180 -Out-of-Town Rentals sm. pet ok w/dep $725 mo Houses
Street, Apalachicola, FL FEET THEREOF, MORE tents described in Uniform POBOX 11438190e, FL 33339 imeshareRentals + dep. Call 850-670-8266 My beautiful $275000
32320 or telephone PARTICULARLY DE- NOTICE IS HEREBY Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A Fort Lauderdale, FL33339 200 caApalachicola, 187 Ave L, home in Tenn., with low
850-653-8861 not later SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: GIVEN pursuant to a Final petition for leave to inter- one:(95) 009 room Set. English Dovetal 2 br 1 ba, renovated, taxes and ins., or my
than five (5) business days BEGIN AT THE NORTH- Judgment of Foreclosure vene shall be filed at the January 15,2009 Drawers. High Quality vaulted ceilings, skylight, beautiful$170,000 homein
prior to such proceeding. EASTERLY CORNER dated the 12th day of De- Division of Administrative 9722T Construction. Beautiful sell 6100 | w/d included, central air, North Carolina for your
(ALSO THE MOST cember, 2008, and entered Hearings, Department of STATE OF FLORIDA $599 Delivery avail. screened porch, fenced beautiful home in the Pan-
BLOCH, MINERLEY & NORTHERLY CORNER) in Case No. Management Services, DEPARTMENT OF ENVI- 850-425-8374 1 br house yard, pets OK w/ dep., handle, Call 252-926-9525
FEIN, PL. OF LOT 9, BLOCK 112, 08-000075-CA, of the Cir- 1230 Apalachee Parkway, RONMENTAL PROTEC- c/h/a, w/d incl $68 mo. 404-695-8367. or tomandritac@
Attorneys for Plaintiff CITY OF APALACHICOLA, cult Court of the 2ND Judl- Tallahassee, Florida TION No ets 850 6539788 Now Accepting HUD
980 N. Federal Hwy, AS PER MAP OR PLAT clal Circuit in and for 32399-3060. Failure to pe- No pets 065
Suite 412 THEREOF RECORDED IN Franklin County, Florida, tuition to intervene within NOTICE OF "850-370-5113
Boca Raton, FL 33432 THE PUBLIC RECORDS wherein HSBC BANK USA, the allowed time frame APPLICATION -I i '--IB
561-362-6699 OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.A. is the Plaintiff and constitutes a waiver of any 3280 Commercial
January 8, 15, 2009 FLORIDA, AND THENCE KAY W. EUBANKS; HSBC right such a person has to The Department an- Buildin g r i
NO6TICE OFFR RUN SOUTH 48 DE- MORTGAGE CORPORA- request a hearing under ounces receipt of an ap- ldn o p E v le y hin
SN C B EL GREES 47 MINUTES 11 TION (USA); ABARBARA JO Sections 120.569 and plicatlon for a permit from 190 2th Street
SURETSALEO Y CLERK SECONDS EAST ALONG PALMER; FRANCES C. 120.57, F.S., or to partici- Paul Aughtry c/o Garhck 850- 637 511
OF CIRCUIT COURT THE NORTHEASTERLY CANNON; UNKNOWN pate in the administrative Environmental Associates, King Kutter Post hole dig- 5- 51_B P/
BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT SPOUSE OF BARBARA JO hearing. Inc. Post Office Box 385, ger for 3pt-PTO, 40 in drll- For Rent Space available
Notice is hereby gven that 9, A DISTANCE OF 10.00 PALMER; UNKNOWN Apalachicola FL 32329. ng depth, includes 9 & 12 For small buspace available or of
the undersigned, Marcia FEET THENCE RUN SPOUSE OF FRANCES C. After an administrative File No In. bits $450 850-653-2897 rice. Utilities included.
M. Johnson, Clerk of the SOUTH 41 DEGREES 05 CANNON; UNKNOWN hearing petition is timely 19-0293158001-DF to 1 D H Apa
Circuit Court of Franklin WEST 99.69 FEET, EUBANKS; JOHN DOE; pursuant to Subsection by 3 foot wide breakwater lachicola. 29 Ave. E..
County Florida29 will on0 THENCE RUN NORTH 48 JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to consisting of limestone or (upstairs) n r info call
January 22, 2009atf DEGREES 42 MINUTES 35 TENANT (S)IN POSSES- any affected person who is granite boulders placed 10 *a Carol 850-653-3871 FE
a.m. at the front of the SECONDS WEST ALONG SION OF THE SUBJECT made a party to the pro- feet waterward of mean 3340 E E
courthouse steps, in the THE SOUTHWESTERLY PROPERTY are defend- ceeding by filing that re- high water line, and plant Retail/Office space for =
city of Apalachicola, Flor BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT ants. I will sell to the high-quest with the administra-Spartina alterfloa on 1 rent 3 unlts 600 sf each. E I EY i =
Ida offer for sale, and sell 9 DISTANCE OF 10.00 est and best bidder for tive law judge assigned by foot centers landward ofa an be connected to
highest and best bidder NORTH 41 DEGREES 05 STEPS OF COURTHOUSE tive Hearings. The choice pose of stabilizing the Golf Cart (1)1996 EZ Go sland Dr. Main road to --
the following describtuated in MINUTES 20 SECONDS at the Franklin County of mediation shall not af- shoreline and preventing electric, 36 volt excellent t65359Geor50e and a
Franklin Counety, Florida I: EAST ALONG THE Courthouse, in Apalachi fect a parts right to an future erosion. condition, 1 owner gaage 53-5950 __---_
NORTHWESTER LY cola, Florida, at11:00 a.m. iadmnistrativehearing, kept, hard op, fold down
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Work to move forward on Apalachicola Maritime Museum

Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

December 18 marked the first
anniversary of the founding of the
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
by George Kirvin Floyd.
While work on the museum
building has been delayed beyond
anticipated deadlines, Floyd said
plans have been approved by
Apalachicola Planning and Zon-
ing after almost a year of negotia-
The 84 West Building Corpora-
tion of Eastpoint will act as the
liaison between Floyd, architects
and construction firms.
Mark Carrell, president of 84
West, said based on a prelimi-
nary timeline, the request for
bids from "design/build" teams
will go out by the end of 2008. He
expects bid review for the project
to be completed during Feb. 2009.
Demolition and site preparation
are scheduled to begin around

April 1.
Floyd said he will construct
the building in accordance with
all safety and accessibility re-
quirements, by using funds from
the museum foundation. He will
then solicit grants to do the finish
work on the interior galleries.
The museum will be located on
lot number 10 on the waterfront
behind the courthouse. It will in-
clude a climate-controlled indoor
workshop for the construction
and repair of wooden boats.
Currently, marine artifacts
and several antique boats are on
display at the site in a building
that once housed a seafood pro-
cessing facility. The crown jewel
of the collection is the Heritage,
formerly the Quark, a 45-foot-long
ketch constructed by the Brooklin
Boat Yard of Brooklin, Maine in
2002, designed to resemble a Her-
reshoff boat from the early 20th
century. Nathaniel Herreshoff, an
illustrious boat builder in Bristol,
RI, designed many successful

George Kirvin Floyd, founder
of the Apalachicola Maritime
Museum, at the helm of the
Heritage, the museum's first
major exhibit.
yachts, punt-hulls, scows, ketch-
es, fin-keelers, and other sailing
craft during the late 19th century
and into the 20th century.
Floyd said he is looking for an
alternative site to house the col-

election while construction is un-
Public participation in the mu-
seum has grown steadily over the
first year. The nonprofit organi-
zation has almost 500 members,
including 167 individual member-
ships and 263 family member-
The museum has welcomed
about 1,200 visitors as the Heri-
tage nears its 100th voyage. It has
provided free sail trips to both lo-
cals and visitors and donated voy-
ages to local non-profits such as
the St. George Island Light House
Association, the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, St. Patrick Catholic
Church, St. George Island Boys
Scout Troop 22, the First United
Methodist Church of Apalachicola
and the Raney House Museum.
Since its founding, the muse-
um has participated in numerous
local events including the Apala-
chicola Art Walk, the Antique
Boat Show, Project Riverway, the
Apalachicola Recreational Sum-

mer Program, Seafood Festival,
Blues on the Lot and Carrabelle's
annual Christmas celebration,
Holiday on the Harbor.
Linda Suarez, spokeswoman
for the museum, thanked the nu-
merous volunteers who have do-
nated time and energy amounting
to almost 1,300 hours of labor.
This year the museum, in as-
sociation with the Apalachicola
Riverkeeper, hosted an eight-day
paddle trip down the Apalachic-
ola River from Floyd's newly ac-
quired land just below the Wood-
ruff Dam in Chattahoochee to the
Apalachicola Bridge.
The Chattahoochee tract was
formerly slated for development,
but Floyd says he will place a
conservation easement on the
property. He plans to build a sat-
ellite museum, music venue, out-
door store and staging facility for
future paddle trips on the site.
He said the land will eventually
be deeded to the city of Chatta-


Three dogs right after an absolute no

By Joe Taylor
Special to the Times

I laugh at my words now. "No. Abso-
lutely not, we do not need another dog,
especially a puppy! Do you realize how
much work they are?"
That is what I said to my wife, Jea-
nette, as she "ooohed" over the picture
of the puppy in The Times. Now it is af-
ter 9 at night and she encouraged me to
call Susan Turner, then a volunteer for
the Franklin County Humane Society. My
next move began a year of havoc, inter-
rupted sleep and incredible joy.
Needless to say Susan was relentless
in her efforts to get us to the shelter. I
made it perfectly clear that we would get
there when we could and if it was "meant
to be," the puppy would be there waiting
for us. Susan's version of "meant to be"
included her standing at the door to our
business with the puppy when opening
time came. That was it, I was beaten.
This most adorable puppy, quickly
named Turner in honor of Susan, was
snuggled in a shopping basket and went
everywhere we did for the next eight
months. We love the little dog and the
story of the other puppies at the Humane
Society encouraged us to help. The next
thing we knew, we were fostering pup-
pies for the Humane Society and adopt-
ing them to visitors from our shop down-
Many evenings the entertainment was
Turner and his foster siblings playing
for hours. I smile now thinking about it.
Seven fosters later we decided to take a
"puppy break" due to an out-of-town trip.
The day before we were set to leave, Su-
san shows up again with a vehicle full of

puppies and one special little dog, Trixie,
jumps into my arms.
What could I do? We had to find her a
home. To make a long (very long) story
short, Trixie was our last foster and now
sleeps between our pillows.
What began as an absolute no is now
a summer full of fond memories of the
puppies that stayed with us and a house
vibrant with canine charm. Many times
Jeanette and I comment on how our
little pack, Chica, our senior "God-dog"
that lives with us, Turner and Trixie have
brought so much happiness to our lives.
Open your home to a rescue pet, it
could be the best thing you ever do for
yourself and a deserving animal. If you
can not make a long-term commitment,
foster or volunteer at the shelter. You will
not regret it.
Lois Swoboda is archiving success
stories of animal adoptions for her se-
ries "Happy Endings" for The Times.
To share a story for "Happy Endings,"
please email Lois at

Trixie and Turner

New year treats for our wildlife neighbors

Hi everyone, Happy New
Well, hopefully you en-
joyed a merry Christmas
and spent some quality time
with your family. If you are
looking for some fun activi-
ties and family projects to do
with your children or grand-
children, you might want to
spend some time making
treats for our wildlife neigh-
Pine Cone Feeder
Supplies: Pine cones, one
cup of ground up suet, one
cup of peanut butter, two
- three cups of yellow corn
meal, half a cup of flour, rai-
sins and/or peanuts.
Method: Melt the suet in
a saucepan and then stir in
the peanut butter until it is
melted. In a bowl, mix the
corn meal and flour. When
the suet/peanut butter blend
has cooled and begins to
thicken, add the corn meal/
flour mixture and blend ev-
erything thoroughly. Then
stuff the pine cones with the
mixture and top it off by add-
ing some raisins and/or pea-
nuts to the mix and hang the
cones outside and wait for
the birds to show up.
Note: Suet provides
many important nutrients
and vitamins of a bird's diet.
However, when outside tem-
peratures are greater than
700 F it will spoil. Therefore,
use peanut butter when the
weather is warm.

Types of Food
Certain types of
food attract specific
animals. Fruit and
berries are good
for raccoons, while
squirrels love pea-
nuts and peanut but-
ter. The following, is
a list of seeds and

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which types of birds
are attracted to them.
Oil Sunflower: Cardinal,
mourning dove, blue jay,
painted bunting, red-winged
blackbird, house sparrow,
white-crowned sparrow and
white-throated sparrow.
White Millet: Cardinal,
mourning dove, blue jay,
painted bunting, red-winged
blackbird, house sparrow,
white-crowned sparrow,
white-throated sparrow and
Eastern towhee.
Striped Sunflower: Cardi-
nal, blue jay, painted bunting,
red-winged blackbird, house
sparrow, white-crowned
sparrow, white-throated
sparrow, chickadee, tufted
titmouse and red-bellied
Safflower: Cardinal,
mourning dove, blue jay,
house sparrow, and red-bel-
lied woodpecker. Note: Squir-
rels, grackles and blackbirds
do not eat safflower seed.
Thistle (Niger): Mourn-
ing dove, house sparrow,
song sparrow, blackbird,
nuthatch, American gold-
finch, and white-throated

In addition to
these purchased
foods, if you haven't
already, you might
want to consider
planting trees,
shrubs and plants
AHorlAN that provide food as

od You well as shelter for
our wildlife neigh-
bors. All you need
to do is select plants that
produce seeds and fruit dur-
ing the winter to help ensure
that local wild critters have
plenty of winter time food
items to choose from.
If you are interested in
getting a list of plants that
can provide food and shel-
ter for wildlife, please give
us a call at the Extension
office and we will be happy
to send you the information
you need to landscape your
home to attract wildlife.
Have a safe and happy
New Year!
Bill Mahan is a Florida
Sea Grant Agent and the
Director of the Franklin UF-
IFAS Extension Program.
Contact him at 653-9337,
697-2112 x 360 or e-mail at

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