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Publication Date: February 26, 2009
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SEAHAWKS





SWOOP


Back-to-back home wins set

up showdown vs. Cottondale

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Forget about fancy dinner plans Saturday night,
or a trip to the movies.
There's only show in town, and that's at Frank-
lin County's brand spanking new gymnasium.
It will be there, before a packed house, that the
Seahawkboys varsity basketball team, fresh off two
triumphant wins, will set about digging their claws
into the Cottondale Hornets to claim the Region 1
crown and advance to the Class 2A Final Four.
"We're one game away from Lakeland," said
coach Fred Drake, whose squad moved to 25-5 on
the year after dispatching the Maclay Marauders
56-30 Tuesday night in the regional semifinals.
"We're one game way. This is the Elite Eight
now," Drake said.
Triumphant, back-to-back victories on their
home court last week, against West Gadsden 74-58
on Feb. 19 and then Maclay, give Franklin County
momentum going into Saturday night's show-
down.
They'll take their best shot at stinging, for the
second time this season, a 19-10 Cottondale squad
that defeated Baker 72-70 in triple overtime Tues-
day night to advance in the regional finals.
Back in December, the Seahawks earned their
10th win of the year when they downed Cottondale
62-58 in the Langston Invitational Christmas Clas-
sic at Chipola College. Tuesday night's blowout of
district rival Maclay sent a powerful statement
that the Seahawks are ready to do some more
marauding.
Moving swiftly between a patient offense and a
pesky defense, the Seahawks were quicker on the
draw all four quarters as they plundered Maclay
See SEAHAWKS A7


PHOTOS BY DAVID ADLERSTEIN I The Times
Seahawks senior Deshaun Winfield
slams home a dunk over Maclay's Jared
Romero for the final points in Tuesday's
night's game. Below, Seahawks coach
Fred Drake counsels his players during a
timeout Tuesday night. From left are senior
Jeremy James, junior Austin O'Neal,
senior Deshaun Winfield and freshman
Carlos Morris.

FEB. 24 REGIONAL SEMIS
VS. MACLAY
Maclay 5 8 7 10- 30
Franklin Co. 14 10 16 16 56
SEAHAWKS: Deshaun Winfield
12/16 2s, 1/1 3s, 27 pts.; Zan Simmons
4/9 2s, 8 pts.; Carlos Morris 2/5 2s,
2/2 FTs, 6 pts.; Jeremy James 1/2 2s,
2/2 FTs, 4 pts.; Austin O'Neal 1/6 2s,
3/5 FTs, 5 pts.; Arron Prince 3/5 2s, 6
pts.
Totals: 23/43 2s, 1/7 3s, 7/9 FTs
Rebounds: Morris, Winfield 9.
Simmons 8, O'Neal 4, James 3, Prince 2
Assists: Simmons 6, Prince 4, James,
Dalin Modican 3, O'Neal, Winfield 2
Steals: Simmons 5, Prince 2
Blocks: Simmons, Morris, Winfield
MACLAY: Seth Roberts 12 pts, Lee
McAllister 2 pts Sam Bruner 10 pts Drew
Gucdihce 2 pis Derek Hellin,:er 4 pis


Woman unhurt by teen's shotgun blast


A teenage boy accused of taking
a shot at the mother of an acquain-
tance Sunday morning is being
charged with attempted murder,
Apalachicola police said.
Apalachicola Police Chief Bob-
by Varnes said about 4 a.m. Sun-
day, a 17-year-old male attempted
to sneak into a Heritage Villas
home at 398 24th Ave. to visit a fe-
male teen and awakened the girl's
father.
"Some kind of altercation en-
sued, and the juvenile ended up
going out a window and running
away," Varnes said.
The boy returned between 5
a.m. and 5:30 a.m. and fired a .410


shotgun at the girl's mother, Mona
Lisa Joseph, who had been sitting
outside of the home, Varnes said.
"One pellet struck her in the
stomach area, below the rib cage,
but didn't penetrate the skin," Var-
nes said, noting that Joseph was
wearing a thick robe. She did not
need to go to the hospital for treat-
ment, the chief said.
Varnes said the gun was firing
birdshot from a distance of about
40 yards and could have been
"much worse" if a different kind of
ammunition had been in the gun.
Apalachicola Lt. Gary Hun-
nings responded to the call, and
the juvenile soon was picked up by


sheriff's deputies on an outstand-
ing warrant for petit theft.
Varnes said the boy, whose
name is not being released, knew
he was shooting at a person when
he fired.
"We got a confession saying it
was intent," Varnes said. "It's pos-
sible he may have thought it was
the father."
The juvenile told police the
gun was his own, Varnes said, but
that he had kept it hidden in the
woods.
He was taken to Tallahassee
by officials from the Department
of Juvenile Justice, where he re-
mains in custody.


Restaurants'




sewage still




noncompliant


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
County Commissioner
Joseph Parrish is calling
for quicker action to abate
continuing water treatment
problems on St. George Is-
land, while some restaura-
teurs complain they have
been singled out for perse-
cution.
Jennifer Tschetter, chief
legal counsel for the Flori-
da Department of Health,
and Jason Flowers, envi-
ronmental manager for the
county health department,
reported to the commis-
sion Feb. 17 on the status
of five notices served last
year on St. George Island
restaurants calling for
them to abate sanitary nui-
sances.
When six restaurants
with aerobic wastewater
treatment units were in-


spected last August, five of
them BJ's Pizza, Eddy
Teach's Raw Bar, the Blue
Parrot, Subway (Hunter
Enterprises) and Harry A's
- failed to meet wastewa-
ter treatment standards.
The five restaurants in-
spected also exceeded their
legal seating capacity. Flow-
ers said some expanded
their original seating capac-
ity without upgrading their
water treatment unit, mak-
ing their sewage treatment
systems undersized.
At the time, all but Eddy
Teach's were issued notices
of abatement and given five
days to correct the seating
and 10 days to improve the
quality of their effluent. If
the effluent still failed to
comply, the business was
required to present the
health department with an
See SEWAGE A6


Legislature spares


oyster relay money


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Unless the Florida Leg-
islature does a turnabout
when it considers the state
budget next month, money
for the oyster relay program
will be spared for another
year.
The $350,201 for
oyster planting that
comes out of the
state's base budget
each year likely will
be preserved, at
least through 2010,
after legislators
agreed to take the DAVI
money out of a trust
fund earmarked
for agriculture emergency
eradication.
"That (the $350,000) is
what we've always had and
don't expect to have much
more," said Dr. David Heil,
the state's assistant direc-
tor of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services' Divi-
sion of Aquaculture.
"The special session de-
cided it wouldn't be funded
out of general revenue fund
any longer and would be
funded out of agriculture
emergency eradication
trust fund. The governor's
office went along with that,"
Heil said. "My guess is (that
fund at one time) was used
for citrus canker and med
fly spraying."
Heil said the switch to
a trust fund is beneficial to
the program in that it en-
sures the funding won't be
dependent on the fickleness
of state operating revenues.
"In theory, it's good if
there's money, cash, in that
trust fund and we can spend


that," he said.
A federal grant for oyster
re-seeding and reef reha-
bilitation in the aftermath of
hurricane damage actually
will go up in size by $217,175,
rising from $950,000 to near-
ly $1.17 million. Heil said
that money will be spent at
sites throughout the
state over the next
year.
The aquaculture
division did lose two
otherfederal grants,
totaling $830,000,
for oyster reef re-
hab and restoration
D HEIL work, as well as
about $3.5 million in
federal money that
passes through the state
aquaculture program for a
variety of uses.
But Heil said losing such
funding is typical of the bud-
get cycles, when grants or
programs expire and new
ones are picked up.
"None of that is surpris-
ing to me," he said.
Heil said last month's
special session also reduced
one full-time employee in
the divisions' aquaculture
office in Apalachicola, a lab
technician slot made vacant
when Delores Spears re-
tired.
"It's gone," he said. "And
what we hopefully plan to do
is to try to see if we can't fill
a position with OPS (other
personnel services) funds,
which is temporary employ-
ment, paid by the hour and
no benefits."
Heil cautioned that the
final budget remains to
be approved and that any
downturn in revenue esti-
mates could alter the final
scenario.


Phone: 850-653-8868
Web site: apalachtimes.com
E-mail: timesnews@starfl.com
Fax: 850-653-8036


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Sheriff's Report ...................... B6
Church News......................... B3


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Thursday, February 26, 2009


Gifted Davids bring


"Mr. Green" to life


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

You don't have to be
Jewish to enjoy "Visiting
Mr. Green," the two-man
drama now running at the
Dixie Theatre.
The reasons to take in
the show before it closes
Sunday afternoon are
many.
Perhaps you are a par-
ent, whose son and daugh-
ter have chosen to marry
someone that you don't en-
tirely approve of.
Perhaps that same child
has come home and told
you they are attracted to
someone of the same sex.
Perhaps you have your-
self lost a loved one, a wid-
ow or widower still coping
with the death of your be-
loved.
These are some of the
themes lovingly brought
to life by two gifted actors,
David Caldwell and David
Poirier, in the second pro-


duction of the Dixie's pro-
fessional season.
Originally written in
1997 as a star vehicle for
Eli Wallach, the gentle
comedy by Jeff Baron fo-
cuses on two men, an 86-
year-old widower and a 20-
something yuppie whose
worlds collide.
A judge has ordered
that Ross Gardiner, played
by Caldwell, complete six
months of court-ordered
community service in the
wake of a Manhattan fend-
er bender. Mr. Green, wal-
lowing in the grief of losing
his beloved wife after many
decades together, is put off
by the well-intentioned
Gardiner's fussiness.
But both men have se-
crets to share, disappoint-
ments nurtured by their
own perceived imperfec-
tions within their own fam-
ily circle.
In his understated per-
formance, suavely metro-
sexual, Caldwell manages
to convey, without anguish


Ross Gardiner (David Caldwell), left, shares a conversation with Mr. Green


(David Poirier).
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family unwilling to come to
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an odd solace in this spare finds it incomprehensible
and moving drama. that a nice Jewish boy like
But Mr. Green is an un- Gardiner could be, accord-
likely surrogate father to ing to the Yiddish term he


uses, "a faigeleh."
Poirier portrays Green
as an essentially decent
man, a genuinely religious
man who has endured the
pain of "losing" his daugh-
ter to an intermarriage
decades earlier. Hobbling
across the stage with an
unsteady gait, gobbling
his soup with the abandon-
ment of old, the veteran
actor conjures a Mr. Green
that leaves an indelible
mark on the heart.
Director Cleo Holladay
has brought to the Dixie
stage a wonderful, touch-
ing version of this popular
play. If you want to expe-
rience how the release of
subdued pain yields an
abiding joy, pay a visit to
"Visiting Mr. Green."
The Dixie Theatre pro-
duction of "Visiting Mr.
Green," continues Friday
and Saturday evening at
8 p.m., and closes Sunday
afternoon at 3 p.m. Call the
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CATHERINE AND CARSON SHORES I Special to the Times
Pictured above is one of two infant Florida Black Bear cubs that arrived at the Big Bend Wildlife
Sanctuary Feb. 7 from near the Aucilla River where the Florida Division of Forestry was fighting a
wildfire.


Sanctuary seeks



donations for bears


Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary
started 2009's Wildlife Rehabili-
tation season off with a bang.
Two infant Florida Black
Bear cubs arrived Feb. 7 from
near the Aucilla River where the
Florida Division of Forestry was
fighting a wildfire. The cubs are
both male. The larger weighs 2.5
lbs and the smaller is 2 pounds
exactly.
A tractor driver who was
plowing a line around the fire
to control it paused and heard
the cubs screaming. He found
them unhurt in their nest. Da-
vid Arnett, of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, ferried them over to
the sanctuary. The nest was de-
stroyed in the fire so there is no
possibility of returning the cubs
to the wild now.
The sanctuary veterinarian
said they are healthy and very
young, but the exact age cannot
be determined until their eyes
open. These are the 42nd and
43rd bears sent to the sanctuary


for rehabilitation since 1985.
The sanctuary is seeking
donations of blackberries, huck-
leberries, blueberries, grapes,
acorns, saw palmetto berries,
pears, apples and goat's milk.
The cubs will remain at the
sanctuary until some time in
the late fall when they are large
enough to return to their natu-
ral habitat. Once the cubs are
able to drink from a bowl, they
will have almost no contact with
their caretakers so they won't be
imprinted by human beings and
risk becoming nuisance bears.
Donations for the cubs can be
left at the Carrabelle or Apala-
chicola chambers of commerce.
Betsey Knight said the sanctu-
ary will also accept donations of
cash for the maintenance of the
cubs and other animals in her
care.
The Big Bend Wildlife Sanc-
tuary, Inc. operated by Betsey R.
Knight, Dianna Bryant and Bar-
bara Eells is located at 9287 NW
Felix Flanders Rd in Altha.


Officer says county making progress with bears


By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

Florida Fish and Wild-
life Commission
(FWC) Bear Of-
ficer Kip Froelich
told county com-
missioners at their
Feb. 17 meeting
that the county is
gaining ground in
dealing with black I
bears. FRO
He said eight
bearproof dumpsters were
provided to local business-
es through a grant jointly
funded by The Nature Con-
servancy and a private do-
nor. Other local businesses
retrofitted their own dis-
posal areas to bearproof
them, Froelich said.
FWC now has a few
bearproof containers to
loan out, and electric fenc-
es for individuals to try


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out, he said, noting that
his agency has given away
about 40 retrofit kits for
trash cans in the county.
"We have re-
ceived a grant to
hire a liaison of-
ficer for Franklin
County and the
surrounding area
and expect to hire
someone for that
position soon," he
P said.
LICH "I myself think
a box of bullets
would take care of the
bears," said Commissioner
Noah Lockley.
"How many bears have
we got in Florida?" asked
Commissioner Bevin Put-
nal.
Froelich said there are
an estimated 3,500 bears in
Florida.
"It's not about the num-
bers, it's about the prob-
lem. We are trying to solve


the problem," said Fro-
elich.
"I would like you to go
and talk to Lanark village
and Alligator Point and
don't leave out St. Teresa.
They have a terrible prob-
lem. I would appreciate it
if you would provide these
people with some educa-
tion," said Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders. "We have
ordinances that you have
to clean up after dogs.
Maybe FWC should come
down here and clean up af-
ter the bears."
Froelich said "part of
living in Florida now is
this interface. When bears
become a human safety
risk, we try to move them
and we are not opposed to
euthanizing them. Frankly,
bears have a huge range.
The best approach is to
work at eliminating the at-
tractants."
Florida law prohibits


intentionally attracting
bears with garbage or oth-
er potential forage like pet
food or birdseed. The sale
or purchase of any bear
carcass or part, including
taxidermy mounts unless
legally acquired, is illegal,
as is to possess, transport,
molest, harass, or sell
any bear except with spe-
cial state permit, usually
granted only to scientific
researchers.


Telesco named new
state coordinator

David Telesco has re-
placed Stephanie Simek as
FWC's bear program coor-
dinator.
Telesco received his
bachelor's in wildlife
science from Virginia
Tech University and his
master'ss from the Univer-
sity of Tennessee.


"I'm excited to work
here," he said. "Florida has
the largest fish and wildlife
agency in the country. I
think this
is a really
progres-
sive agency
and we
have the
potential
for a very
successful DAVID
program." TELESCO


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Thursday, February 26, 2009


Red, White and ROUX



Students'



attention spans



fickle and short


I used to write
a library and book
column for the
Times entitled
Gobbledybook. I
read all the time,
so finding fodder
to share with
readers was a
fairly easy task.
After a while
the focus of the
column shifted


DENISE I


to school and community
issues, obituaries, and
nostalgic reflections of
days gone by. We renamed
the column, and I had
a broader palette for
discussion.
That's a good thing,
because my reading has
shifted to young adult
literature. I could cite the
lofty reason of wanting
to read books I can
personally recommend to
my kids. I could even say
that familiarity with these
books keeps me current
and makes me a better
teacher. In education we
used to call that quality
"with-it ness."
Young adult
literature doesn't take
concentration. It gets
to the point quickly, and
reading it can be done in
short spurts. I spend very
little time ruminating and
rereading.
The truth is: I don't
trust my attention span
anymore. I'm nowhere
near as bad as the kids,
but the situation is getting
serious.
I spend a half hour
on the Internet every
morning scanning and
clicking. Six newspapers
are the usual, plus
my horoscopes, and
the Huffington Post. I
practically inhale the
news points of the day.
Granted, I read quickly,
but this is getting almost
ridiculous. How can
anyone take in that
much information?
Actually, I only pretend
to be concerned. I am an
information and research
junkie. I love my plugged-
in world.
I'll read the serious
novels this summer,
just like I'll wash all of
the curtains, and really
build a raised bed for
vegetables.
If my addiction to
the digital age is this


profound at age 56,
what about those
who are 40 years
younger?
They all have
attention deficit
disorder. So sue
me. I'm not a
ROUX psychologist, but
I know when kids
are tuned into me
and tuned out to
whatever tap dance
I am performing that day.
They say, "Ms. Roux,
you are one of the only
ones who really teach."
By that they mean walk
around the class and
lecture. I do it, but only
in short stretches of 10
to 15 minutes before
their attention wanders
to checking their cells or
flirting with the boy sitting
nearby.
God forbid there is
someone in the hall with
a drug dog, or a fire or
tornado drill. If there is a
fight, there goes a good
hour of instructional
time. Add in sports,
neighborhood brouhahas,
and who did who at the
party last weekend.
Does anyone really
think they are going to
concentrate on how to
properly answer extended
response questions on the
FCAT? Even when the
folks from Tallahassee
came down last week
and talked directly to the
students, the kids were
still distracted.
Recently, I had a
straight A child late with
a major assignment. I
asked what was wrong.
She said, "I just don't
have time because I have
to go to work."
"I believe it might be
time for you to make some
choices about what is
really important."
"I have to make a car
payment. Work is more
important."
ARRRRGH.
This came from one of
the best, the very best we
have.
Are any of them paying
attention to what is really
important?

Denise Roux is a
regular columnistfor
the Apalachicola and
Carrabelle Times. To
reach her, email her at
rouxwhit!mchsi.com.


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Boyd attends fiscal summit


Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) Monday [
attended a fiscal summit at
the White House convened
by President Barack Obama
to discuss the serious fiscal
challenges facing our nation.
Boyd was invited by
Obama to participate in the ALL
summit because of Boyd's D-A
long held commitment to
reduce the debt and restore
fiscal responsibility to the federal
government.
Obama invited about 100 guests
to the fiscal summit, including
both Democratic and Republican
members of Congress, economists,
industry leaders, and members
of his Cabinet. The three-hour
meeting took place just a day
before Obama will deliver his first
speech in front of a joint session of
Congress and a few days before he
releases his first budget outline.
The meeting opened and
closed with remarks from the
President and included several
productive discussions on reducing
our national debt and getting
the country on a path to fiscal
responsibility.
"Today's fiscal summit was


Time for
By Jason Alderman
Special to the Times
Thanks to the rocky
economy, most people's
retirement savings have
taken a beating in the
past year. In fact, many
folks have been forced
to postpone retirement
because of their shrinking
nest eggs. And, those who've
retired no doubt have noticed
that their money doesn't go a
because of increases in house
food, utilities, prescription dr
virtually everything else.
Even optimistic economic
observers don't anticipate th
improve significantly any tim
so it's time to tighten the belt
are a few areas where retiree
retirement wannabes can s
their dollars and reducing sp
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balances by interest rate and
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about coming together,
taking a hard look at our
long-term fiscal challenges,
and charting a course to
fiscal responsibility and
economic growth," said
Boyd. "Over the past weeks
and months, the Blue Dogs
EN BOYD and I have been working
Monitcello with President Obama and
his team with the goal of
developing a strategy to put
the country back on sound fiscal
footing. This goal is not beyond
our reach. Together, we can begin
to heal the economy, pay off our
debts, and leave this country a
better place for our children and
grandchildren."
As a leader of the Blue Dog
Coalition, Boyd has been a vocal
advocate of fiscal responsibility
and pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules
as important steps to address our
long-term fiscal challenges.
"Reducing our national debt is
not just a fiscal issue; it's a national
security issue. Our long-term
economic growth and the strength
of our nation demand that we
reduce our federal debt and stop
spending more than we have," Boyd
said. "I understand the seriousness


of our economic situation, which is
why I supported the final stimulus
bill to help blunt this economic
downturn in the short-term. But in
order to strengthen our economy in
the short and long run, this must be
coupled with a strong commitment
to fiscal responsibility. If we don't do
this and continue to deficit spend,
then the level of our national debt
- the likes of which we have never
seen before will be worse than the
current recession."
The fiscal summit follows a Feb.
10 meeting at the White House with
Boyd and more than 40 members of
the Blue Dog Coalition about fiscal
responsibility and reducing our
debt burden.
"I am encouraged by the
commitment that President Obama
has made to address our long-term
fiscal problems he knows that
these problems are substantial and
bipartisan solutions are needed,"
Boyd said. "It is my hope that the
conversations that began at today's
summit will continue so that we can
take the necessary steps to restore
fiscal responsibility to the federal
government for the health of our
people and the strength of our great
country."


seniors to tighten their belts
could increase your interest Medicaid. Many uninsured
rates. people who aren't yet eligible
Medical expenses. If your for Medicare can obtain medical
Medicare or other health coverage through state-administered
insurance doesn't cover a Medicaid programs. To learn
specific medical expense, more, visit www.cms.hhs.gov/
ask the doctor's office about MedicaidGenInfo.
W discounts for paying in cash. Senior discounts. Before
JASON Also, explore using generic purchasing anything, ask if they
ALDERMAN drugs and see if your plan offer senior discounts. Always ask
offers discounts for ordering at the beginning of the transaction
already several months' worth of routine waiting until you settle the bill may
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deductible amounts on your
auto and homeowner or renter's
insurance. Also, rates typically
decrease when you reach age 50 or
55, especially if you take a defensive
driving course, so be sure to ask.
Government programs. Many
government-sponsored benefits,
grants and financial aid programs
exist to help low-income families,
seniors and others pay their bills,
including:
LIHEAP the Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance Program,
which provides grants to help pay
utility bills. To see if you qualify, go
to www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/
liheap


and credit card issuers often offer
member discounts on various items
and attractions. Check their websites
or mailers regularly for new offers.
Ensuring a worry-free retirement
requires a lot ofplanning, both
before and after you leave the
workplace. Visa's free personal
financial management site,
Practical Money Skills for Life
(www.practicalmoneyskills.com/
retirement) contains many tools that
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Changing America means facing what we miss


By Zachary Jones
Special to the Times


Editor's note: The
following is the winning
essay in a competition,
sponsored by the sixth
annual African-American
History Festival held last
weekend at the Sixth Street


ZACHARY
JONES


Recreation Center Franklin County
High School student Adreenah
Wynn finished in second place,
with Breanna Gordon in third
and Isaiah Taylor receiving an
honorable mention. The essays,
on the theme of "Bring Change
to America," were read aloud at
Saturday's festival.

I'm all for changes in America but
there are some issues we have to
face first.
When we talk abut changing we
should also talk about changing
the little things we can't see. How


can we say we changed
everything when we
haven't even looked at the
little things that we have
bypassed or the little people
we haven't even thought
about. Do you think Martin
Luther King forgot about the
whites? No! He wanted us
all to get along and be equal
to one another. He wanted


no one to say they are better than
the next person.
Bringing change to America is
dealing with the racial issues that
we are still facing today. Bringing
change is getting rid of all these
drugs that are in our community
because we need our kids in
the schoolhouse instead of the
courthouse, and ultimately the
jailhouse or the graveyard.
Bringing change is finding an
affordable cure for AIDS. Why are
we letting so many innocent people
die because the world is greedy and
they want so much money? How


can we deal with AIDS when we
can't even deal with cancer? A lot of
our families have been touched or
destroyed by cancer.
Bringing change is paying the
teachers more money, instead of
the judge, because the teachers are
furthering our education while the
judge wants us to suffer behind bars.
In order to bring change to
America you have to start at home
first. Once you have gotten your own
house in order, or as the church song
says "swept around your front door,"
then you begin with change in you
community. Finally you bring change
to America.
Bringing change to America
means so much more but if we don't
work together, than how can we even
change a simple light bulb? Like the
saying "United we stand but divided
we fall." we must all stand together
to bring change to America.

Zachary Jones is a junior at
Franklin County High School.


Letter to the EDITOR


Close tobacco loophole to
help Healthy Start

Dear Editor:
Just like Florida's families
deciding around their kitchen
tables how to make do with less;
our Legislature must decide how
to balance a shrinking budget while
protecting public priorities.
Last year, Florida's Healthy
Start program served 195,998 at-risk
pregnant women and infants. The
program is credited with reducing
infant mortality since it began.
This year, Healthy Start, which


provides prenatal health services
for pregnant women and babies,
is threatened with a 22 percent
funding cut that could strip health
services from more than 43,000
babies. This means in Bay, Franklin
and Gulf counties alone over $2,000
fewer moms and babies would have
access to vital help needed for a
healthy outcome.
With lives at stake, we must
consider other options. One solution
for our Legislature to consider is to
close a loophole in Florida's tobacco
policy that allows companies that
make budget cigarettes to avoid
nearly $90 million in state payments


that other cigarette makers have to
make.
If the Legislature closed this
loophole, they could raise enough
money to fully fund Healthy Start
and other programs that protect
the health of Florida's mothers and
babies.
The choice is simple: protect
babies and provide funding for
vital services. As our Legislature
gathers around their big kitchen
table, let's hope they make the right
choice.
Sharon Owens
Executive Director,
Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start


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From staff reports

Sol Verde chosen for
island bike path
At the Feb. 17 meeting
of the county commission,
commissioners chose Sol
Verde Renewable Energy
Solutions of Apalachicola
to install solar lighting and
park benches along the St.
George Island Multi-Use
Path.
Because of time
constraints related to the
availability of grant money,
the Florida Department of
Transportation agreed to
allow the county to seek
three quotes and award
the work without going
through the formal bidding
process.
Sol Verde was awarded
the work for the low bid of
$47,000. The other two bids
received were both over
$60,000.

FEMA finicky about
Alligator Point Road
On Feb. 17, County
Planner Alan Pierce told
the county commission
that FEMA has approved
only $300,000 of the
estimated $2.6 million
needed to repair damage
to Alligator Point Road
caused by Hurricane
Gustav and install
additional revetment.
"I have not signed
the (project worksheet)
prepared by FEMA,
because it does not
adequately reimburse
the county for the cost
of repairing the road to
its prestorm condition,"
Pierce said. "Part of the
problem is that, since
C.W Roberts just finished
paving the entire road,
FEMA inspectors do
not accept the county's
argument that what we
paved over is not properly
compacted. They are
requiring that we do soil
borings and geotechnical
testing. The county put
down asphalt to give the
residents a temporary
surface to drive on. The
road is so vulnerable it
will be damaged by any


minor storm."
Pierce said the state
supports the county's
request to FEMA to be
excused of the cost of
geotechnical testing.

St. Joe turns Indian
giver on ramp
The St Joe Company
has placed a price tag on
land the county believed it
would receive as a gift.
County Planner Alan
Pierce told the county
commission Feb. 17 that
the St. Joe Company has
changed their proposal
to provide land for a boat
ramp on the west side of
the Ochlocknee River.
In its latest offer, the
company proposes to sell
the land, less than one
third of an acre, for $7,500
with the stipulation that if
the county ever ceases to
operate the ramp, the land
reverts to the company for
the original purchase price
of $7,500. Under the same
agreement, the county
would be responsible for
maintaining a fence around
the ramp, cleaning up
trash and hazardous waste
disposal.
"I have a real problem
with putting a reverter
clause on this property for
the same price after we
do $500,000 worth of work
there," said Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders.
"They want to sell us
this property that's going to
benefit their development
down the road," said
Commissioner Smokey
Parrish, pointing out that
the land adjacent to the
proposed ramp belongs to
the St. Joe Company.
"When we did the
visioning and the large-
scale land use changes on
St. James Island, it became
clear that we needed more
water access on that end
of the county," Pierce said.
"We approached the St. Joe
Company about this land
because the Ochlocknee
River is the best site
available because it has
deep water. The boat ramp
would be of benefit to that
whole end of the county. It


would be the closest water
access to Summer Camp.
When we originally asked
the St. Joe Company about
acquiring the land, there
was certainly never any
discussion of us having
to pay for it, but I don't
believe there was a formal
agreement."
The parcel is a thin
wedge about 300 feet long
but only 18 feet wide. The
commission instructed
consulting engineers to
see if the ramp could be
constructed without the
St. Joe Company's land
contribution.
"We can probably build
this ramp without that
piece of land. It would have
provided extra parking or a
bigger turnaround for the
ramp," Pierce said.

Gulf County
donates radios
At the Feb. 17 meeting,
Pamela Register,
director of emergency
management, told the
county commission that
the Gulf County Sheriff's
Office has donated two
portable 800 MHZ radios
to Franklin County
Emergency Management.
The radios will allow
Register's department to
communicate more easily
with firefighters, police
officers and other service
providers in the event of
an emergency.
Register said she would
obtain the code to activate
the radios from Sheriff
Skip Shiver and put them
into service immediately.

Firefighters'
Association update
Both dispatchers and
firefighters will receive
additional training in the
near future.
On Feb. 17, Jay Abbott,
president of the Franklin
County Firefighters'
Association, told county
commissioners that
Progress Energy
operations manager Hugh
Irwin and community
relations manager Bobby
Pickels attended the


FCTDC PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE

March 3, 2009 Franklin County Courthouse Annex,
Full Council 3:00 pm

March 17, 2009 SGI Firehouse,
Individual Committee Meeting 1:30 pm

April 7, 2009 Franklin County Courthouse Annex,
Full Council 3:00 pm

April 21,2009 SGI Firehouse,
Individual Committee Meeting 1:30 pm




PUBLIC NOTICE

THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009,
AT 9:00 A.M., IN THE COUNTY CO1\ If f,,ION MEETING ROOM OF
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX TO CONSIDER THE
FOLLOWING VARIANCES, APPEALS AND SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS:

1 RECONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO
CONSTRUCT A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING 50 FEET INTO
THE CRITICAL HABITAT ZONE ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED
AS LOT 9, BLOCK 35, UNIT 4 EAST, ST. GEORGE ISLAND,
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY
BEN BLOODWORTH, AGENT FOR JTB, LLC, OWNERS.

2 APPEAL OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION TO REQUIRE
REVIEW OF REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A
DECK 15 FEET INTO THE CRITICAL HABITAT ZONE ON
PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 94, BLOCK 10, UNIT 1,
SOUTHERN DUNES, ALLIGATOR POINT, FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY DANIEL COX, AGENT
FOR DAVID AND JANET FOSHEE, OWNERS.

3 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO
CONSTRUCT A BOAT SHED 10 FEET INTO THE FRONT
SETBACK LINE OFF OF WEST BAYSHORE DRIVE ON
PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 6, BLOCK 23, UNIT ONE
WEST, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA.
REQUEST SUBMITTED BY GREG PRICKETT, AGENT FOR
DAVID AND MICHLEIN WATTS, OWNERS.

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACTING AS THE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT WILL CONSIDER THESE
RECOMMENDATIONS ON MARCH 17, 2009.
Publish February 26, 2009


STORMWATER PROJECT TO IMPROVE DRAINAGE


GRAYSON SHEPARD
The ongoing stormwater drainage work in the center of St. George Island should
be complete by the middle of this week and should eliminate the problem of
flooding after hard rains. Duggar Construction is the contractor on the project,
after posting a low bid of $34,000. In addition, work is wrapping up on
transporting rocks from the boat ramp to shore up the revetment outside of
Sawyer Street. "The day we chose was a full moon so we had the lowest tide
and were able to do what we needed to do," said County Commissioner Pinki
Jackel.


February meeting of the
firefighters' association.
"Progress Energy will
be making some changes
for the fire departments
including paying for some
additional training to help
us be safe until power
company employees arrive
at the scene of a fire,"
Abbott said.
"You mean our power
bills went up 25 percent
and now they're training
us to do their job?" asked
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal.
Abbott said response
time by Progress
Energy was slower
than response time by
firefighters because there
is a fire station in each
community.
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders said the delay
was greater now that the
power yard in Carrabelle
was no longer manned.
She said the power
company would not be
able to reach Franklin
County communities from
Crawfordville in the event
of flooding.
"I asked Hugh Irwin


and Bobby Pickels what
their plan was in the case
of a storm. This county
is full of bridges. We are
essentially on an island,"
she said.
Abbott said county
dispatchers also would
receive additional training
in the near future. He
said there have been
problems with emergency
dispatch recently. He said
there would be a meeting
to discuss the dispatch
system at the sheriff's
office at 9 a.m. March 11.
"It looks like it's
coming down as a state
order that dispatchers
everywhere be trained.
It's a 258-hour course.
In the meantime, any
problems fire departments
have with 9-1-1 calls are
to be documented and,
in some cases, reported
immediately to the
sheriff's department," he
said.
Abbot said support
for the firefighters'
association is growing and
that Apalachicola sent a
representative to the last
meeting.


"Now we just need
representation from
Carrabelle," Abbott said.

County commission to
hold night meetings
Beginning in April 2009,
the county commission
will hold one night
meeting per quarter. The
night meeting will be the
second meeting of the
quarter so the next night
meeting will take place on
April 15.
Commissioners voted
unanimously to approve
the change at the Feb. 17
meeting.

Jackel appointed to
energy committee
At the Feb. 17 meeting
of the county commission,
Alan Pierce, county
planner, announced that
Commissioner Pinki Jackel
has been appointed to
the Florida Association
of Counties Energy
Independence Work Group.
The committee will
seek funds from the federal
stimulus package.


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engineer's report demonstrat-
ing how the problem will be rem-
edied. Failure to comply carries
a potential loss of restaurant li-
cense.
Prior to August, Eddy Teach's
had been served notice of non-
compliance and was pumping out
its sewage tanks weekly.

Blue Parrot now in
compliance
On Feb. 17, Tschetter said the
Blue Parrot is now in compli-
ance. Owner Steve Rash said he
reduced his seating immediately
after receiving the notice to abate
and hired an engineer to design a
new system.
Tschetter said Harry A's is
pumping out its sewage tanks
weekly. The restaurant has until
October to take advantage of a
variance and make the needed
corrections to come into compli-
ance. She said the health depart-
ment will hold off on legal action
until the variance expires in Oc-
tober.
Eddy Teach's remains out
of compliance with wastewater
treatment standards and is still
allowed to pump sewage tanks
weekly.
"I received a call from Mr.
Frost (the owner of Eddy Teach's)
and his engineer," Tschetter said.
"They said a system is being de-
signed. If they get a variance to
cross the undeveloped road (that
runs in front of the raw bar) and if
they get the system in place, I am
hopeful."
BJ's Pizza and Subway have
been less forthcoming. Both
businesses now are pumping
their tanks weekly, as required
by the warning letter, but little
other progress has been made,


"I can hold (the restaurants)
in contempt of court and .
fine them every day they
stay open, but I don't want
their money. That won't
protect the envirionmi/enIt." ,/

Jennifer Tschetter
Florida Department of Health

Tschetter said. said, "We need that, and we need
"We've had a lot of phone businesses open on St. George
calls," Tschetter told the com- Island."
mission. "I'll get back to you next Billy Blackburn, owner of BJ's
week and that sort of thing. Now Pizza, addressed the commission.
the health department has come "I've been waiting to see what
to me reluctantly with the possi- other people will do. If I go back
ability of further legal action. I can to the 20 seats Jason wants, I
hold them (the restaurants) in might as well close the doors. I
contempt of court and fine them can't continue to employ my 15
every day they stay open, but I employees.
don't want their money. That won't "My system was good 15 years
protect the environment." ago. Now it's a bad system. I think
the state is partly at fault. The state
First inspection in 20 years gave me 78 seats 15 years ago. I
S can document that," he said. "All I
for one business need is a bigger system. I have the
"Isn't there a way we can re- biggest drain field (two lots) of any
duce seating until such time as business on the island."
they install a new system?" Par- Flowers said aerobic systems
rish asked. "I've asked you this work well when they're properly
before. I'd like to reduce seating managed.
to what the system can handle. "In a lot of these systems, the
That's what I'd like to see and tanks are just too small for the
sooner than later, amount of affluent. Depending on
"It's not hard to see a system food processing and other things
is failing if there are obvious going on, your sewage may be
breaches. If there's sewage out stronger than is typical. Get your
back, I've got to shut that business maintenance entity to have your
down. That's what I'd do every filters cleaned and your system
time. It's not a vendetta against tweaked. Draw your own samples
one person. It's about protecting and resubmit them to us."
the environment." Blackburn told Flowers that in
Commissioner Pinki Jackel 20 years, "you are the first person


who ever came and checked our
system.
"I apologize, sir," Flowers said.
"I can't speak for the past."
Parrish told Blackburn, "We
were kind of rough on Mr. Flow-
ers when we had complaints that
some of the businesses were be-
ing insensitive about the environ-
ment. We asked him to (test) so
that we could make an informed
decision."
Commissioner Noah Lockley
said, "This wouldn't have hap-
pened if people hadn't come to us
and complained. The problem is
still there. You all need to get to-
gether and work it out."

Rental house license
renewals to be scrutinized
Terry Brewer, owner of Harry
As, accused the commission of
favoritism.
"Look at the reports for the
last nine years. Alligator Point,
why don't they pass? There's no
restaurant out there. The state
park, how often do they fail? What
are you doing about them?" he de-
manded.
"Finni's is one of the largest
restaurants on the island. They
won't even be tested until their
system fails and they get an aero-
bic system and they don't even
pay an annual fee like we do. Our
cost for this (required) system is
$200,000. Do you know how many
burgers that is? Do you know how
many beers?"
Flowers said because Finni's,
Aunt Ebby's and Oyster Bay are
on older anaerobic systems and
not on the newer aerobic systems,
legally, they do not need to be in-
spected.
County Attorney Michael
Shuler advised Brewer to take his


objections to the Florida Depart-
ment of Health.
Brewer and Blackburn both
said rental houses on the island
are bigger polluters than com-
mercial properties.
"There are places that are de-
signed to sleep 10 and are being
advertised for 16," Parrish said.
"That's just as egregious."
Houses coming in for their
rental license renewal now are be-
ing required to come into compli-
ance with wastewater treatment
laws, based on their size and the
number of bedrooms, Flowers
said.
"We're sending out a form
that specifies the number of oc-
cupants each (residential) system
is designed to serve. We're putting
them on notice. Also, as systems
fail, we're informing owners we
will deny their biennial renewal
unless they bring their system up
to a compliant size, but we have
no way to police how many people
check in on Sunday night," Flow-
ers said.
Linda Raffield told the commis-
sion she represented "most of the
people who made the complaints
about what's going on out there.
We know what it's like to have
your business shut down. All we
need is one illness or the threat
of illness or bacteria to shut down
that bay and it can be shut down
indefinitely.
"This is not just about the bay.
If one person gets sick or dies and
we could have done something
about it, we'll all be liable," she
said.
"What is at risk here is far
greater than a business or a resi-
dence," Jackel said. "We need
people to work together. We want
to protect the bay as well as busi-
ness."


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Lady Seahawks top A


Maclay, Munroe


The Lady Seahawks
claimed their first district
win of the season on Feb. 17
against Maclay.
The 14-12 score should
have been greater, but the
girls started losing control
during the bottom of the sixth
inning.
"We always seem to pick
one inning and make several
errors. This is something that
we have to discontinue or it
will eventually catch up to us,"
said coach Christy Thomp-
son.
After leading 14-5 in the top
of the sixth, the team let Ma-
clay come back in the bottom
of the inning. Maclay began
hitting the ball as well but only
earned three of their seven
runs in that sixth inning rally.
"We have to learn to play
the full seven innings tough
and remain focused through-
out the game," Thompson
said. "It will all come together
for the Seahawks, game by
game. These young girls have
a lot to be excited about if they
stick together and continue
playing softball. They have
the chance to do something
that has never been done in
Franklin County, to win the
district title and then some in
the future."
Sophomore pitcher Shel-
by Shiver struck out five to


record the win. Freshmen
shortstop Tiffany Varnes led
the team offensively with a
triple, double and three sto-
len bases, while eighth grade
centerfielder Chena Segree
followed closely, with a triple,
single and four stolen bases.
On Feb. 19, the Lady Se-
ahawks played their second
home game of the season
against Munroe and shut
down the Lady Cats within
five innings 11-1.
"I think the girls are begin-
ning to play more in sync with
one another. I wanted to see
fewer errors this week, and
they accomplished that goal
with only committing seven,"
Thompson said. "Munroe put
the ball into play and we ex-
ecuted well defensively."
"Offensively, the Seahawks
had 11 hits, but I feel like this
would've been more if the
starting pitcher were able to
finish the game," the coach
said. "The Cats pitcher in-
jured her hand during a line
drive by junior catcher Leigh
Redmond. "The backup pitch-
er threw much slower and this
really affected the timing of
our bats. We have been work-
ing so hard at timing of the
bats and this just put things in
backward motion."
After two innings, the team
adjusted to the slower pitch-


The Lady Seahawks varsity softball team, from left,
includes junior Leigh Redmond, senior Khrystal Davis,
freshman Morgan "Noodle" Newell, freshman Ciara
Moore, eighth grader Chena Segree, sophomore Shelby
Shiver, junior Kendyl Hardy, freshman Tiffany Varnes,
freshman Megan Newell and freshman Harley Tucker.
Not pictured is sophomore Shelbi Maxwell.


ing and begin hitting again.
"The girls got things start-
ed during the bottom of the
fourth inning and scored six
to put us up by nine runs. The
Lady Cats were shut down by
the defense displayed by the
Seahawks and this meant that
we needed only one run to put
this one in the books," Thomp-
son said. "We were success-
ful in this feat and called it a
day."
Shiver struck out four bat-
ters and allowed only four
hits, while Redmond lead the
team offensively with a double
and single and played a great
game behind the plate. Fresh-
men Harley Tucker and Tif-


fany Varnes both had a pair
of singles to aid in the smack-
down.
With a record of 3-2, the
Lady Seahawks play in a tour-
nament this weekend at God-
by High School.
"This tournament will be
tough, but that is the way that
I want it to be for the girls.
The girls need to be tested
and forced into better think-
ing habits on the field. Playing
more experienced teams will
only make these girls more
prepared to play for the dis-
trict title this year," Thomp-
son said. "There is no letting
up on the preparation. I will
keep reiterating the goal."


SEAHAWKS from page Al


for the third time in four meetings this
season.
"Tonight was just an overall team ef-
fort," Drake said. "This was the best team
performance we've had all year long."
In front of a packed crowd in the first
season at the new consolidated school's
gymnasium, both teams started out slow-
ly, as coach Mike McGrotha's Maclay
squad set about evening the series over
the past two years at 4-4.
But with freshman Carlos Morris driv-
ing in for layup at the end of the first quar-
ter for a 14-5 lead, the Seahawks signaled
they weren't about to balance the scales.
Buckets by Maclay junior guard Seth Rob-
erts and senior center Sam Bruner helped
chip the Seahawks'lead to eight in the sec-
ond quarter as Franklin County took their
time preparing for the last shot of the half.
With just seconds on the clock, senior
forward Deshaun Winfield nailed a trey,
the team's only one of the night, giv-
ing the Seahawks a 24-13 lead, and the
momentum they needed, going into the
locker room.
Opening the second half with a defen-
sive adjustment that would shut down
Seth Roberts and keep senior forward A.J.
Roberts scoreless, the Seahawks got the
scoring they needed inside from Winfield
to widen their lead to 40-20 at the end of
three stanzas.
The Seahawks stayed out of reach the
entire fourth quarter, ending with back-
to-back dunks by Winfield and Morris that
put a period on the night before pandemo-
nium broke out.
Winfield led all scorers with 27 points,
going 12-of-16 from the field. He was bol-
stered by eight points and six assists from
senior center Zan Simmons, who perpetu-
ated the effort on the defensive end with
six assists, five steals and a blocked shot.


FEB. 19 REGIONAL
QUARTERFINALS VS.
WEST GADSDEN
W. Gadsden 6 12 12 28-58
Franklin Co. 11 19 22 22 72
SEAHAWKS: Deshaun Winfield
12/18 2s, 0/1 3s, 2/2 FTs, 26 pts.;
Zan Simmons 1/3 2s, 2 pts.; Carlos
Morris 4/5 2s, 3/7 3s, 4/4 FTs, 21
pts.; Jeremy James 3/4 2s, 3/5 FTs, 9
pts.; Austin O'Neal 2/5 2s, 4/6 FTs,
8 pts.; Patrick Jones 1/1 2s, 2 pts.;
Arron Prince 2/3 2s, 2/2 FTs, 6 pts.
Totals: 25/41 2s, 3/9 3s, 15/19
FTs
Rebounds: Morris 10
W. GADSDEN: John Battles 22
pts.; Jessie Winbush 22 pts.; Mario
Williams 6 pts.; Kaldrick Jones 8 pts.


"Zan brings out the energy on offense,
and he was very impressive defensively,"
Drake said.
Morris and junior guard Arron Prince
each added six points, while junior guard
Austin O'Neal added five and senior guard
Jeremy James four.
Disappointed in his team's lackluster
performance, McGrotha was unsparing in
his praise of the Seahawks.
"We just kind of had some breakdowns,
but they played extremely well," said Mc-
Grotha, now in his 31st year of coaching,
the last 14 at the Maclay helm. "When they
got up, they pulled the ball out. They did a
good job of spreading the floor. We had to
come out of our matchups.
"It's going to be a tough place for any-
one to come in and win. I hope they go all
the way."


Seahawks overrun West
Gadsden 74-58
Franklin County had an answer for
the Panthers on Feb. 19 in their region-
al opener.
Outmuscling and outhustling West
Gadsden from the opening tip, the
Seahawks delighted an enthusiastic
crowd in Eastpoint with a 74-58 vic-
tory.
"West Gadsden came out with a
game plan I wasn't expecting; they
went into a stall," Drake said.
Making the adjustments after start-
ing out cautiously, the Seahawks lead
30-18 at the half before breaking it
open in the third quarter, outscoring
the Panthers 22-12 to go up 52-30 going
into the final period..
The Seahawks' defensive pressure
on high-scoring junior guard John
Battles kept him at 22 points, the same
total as tallied by Jessie Winbush, leav-
ing only 14 points to be shared by Kal-
drick James and Mario Williams.
The Seahawks divvied up their
points more equitably and more ef-
ficiently, as the team hit 28-of-50 from
the field, including three treys from
Morris, who finished with 21 points and
10 rebounds.
Banging in the buckets underneath
was Winfield, who nailed a game-high
26 points. James added nine, O'Neal
eight, Prince six and Simmons and
Patrick Jones each two.


Sports SHORTS

Franklin club to join Big Bend
Baseball League
The monthly business meeting of
the Big Bend Baseball league was held
Feb. 14 at league headquarters in the
Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol.
Business matters consisted of
confirming a slate of officers for the 2009
baseball season. Officers are Morrell
Bailey, league commissioner; Donald
Stephens, assistant commissioner -
Western Division; Ray Carver, assistant
commissioner Eastern Division;
Donna Milton, administrative assistant
to the commissioner; Charollett
Bailey, treasurer; and Harold Bailey,
promotional and publicity chairman for
the league.
Also, five teams committed to entering
the league, with three additional teams
expected to franchise at the special
meeting in Bristol on Feb. 28.
Teams committed to league play
thus far include the Chattahoochee Red
Birds, the Bristol Diamond Dogs and the
Quincy All Stars, with a Franklin County
team expected to commit Feb. 28.
In the western division, teams
committed were the Bay County
Brewers, Gulf County (Wewahitchka/St.
Joe), and Calhoun County (Blountstown/
Altha), with Jackson County Blue Jays
expected to commit Feb. 28.

Lady Seahawk JV tops Liberty
County
The Lady Seahawkjunior varsity
softball team topped Liberty County 16-3
on Feb. 12.
Eighth grader Morgan Kelly pitched
and struck out six.
Players on the team include Meagan
Andrews, Emily Hatfield, Brooke Harper,
Tiffany Carroll, Oneika Lockley, Tasia
Simmons, Kara Harrelson, Anna Lee and
Shelby Myers.
"We pulled up four middle school
softball players in order to field a team.
We plan to do this for every game," said
coach Christy Thompson. "These are
our up-and-coming talent. Morgan Kelly,
Ally Millender, Morgan Mock and Gracyn
Kirvin joined us for the trip and played
great."


SEAHAWKS BASEBALL
REPORT

Feb. 17
Franklin Co. 000 000-0
Port St Joe 2 0 3 0 0 6- 10
Bobby Garrett struck out five in a
10-0 loss against Port St Joe. The bats
were silenced by the St. Joe pitchers,
who struck out nine of the 19 batters
faced.

Feb. 19
Franklin Co. 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 -4
Aucilla 301 1 1 0x-6
Jason Thompson struck out seven
and scattered three hits in a 6-4 loss
against Aucilla Christian. Leading
hitters were Stephen Babb 1-for-3,
and Thompson 2-for-3 with a double.

Feb. 20
Franklin County vs. East Gadsden
had to be rescheduled due to time
constraints.


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Science brings new edge to --

African American festival


Photos and story by
David Adlerstein
Times City Editor


1


n the field across
from the old Holy
Family School,
Ronald L. Williams


had his work cut out for
him this past weekend.
Surrounded by gadgets
and gizmos, helium and
liquid nitrogen, the Florida
A & A University professor
of physics manned the
busiest booth at this past
weekend's sixth annual
African American History
Festival at the Sixth Street
Recreation Center.
It didn't take a
handwritten sign out in
front that read "Science is
fun" to attract the steady
stream of youngsters who
took advantage of Prof.
Williams' demonstrations.
They were drawn by all
the excitement.
Williams, whose
mother, Lucille Wynn-
Williams, resides in
Apalachicola, spent the
weekend bringing the
magic of science to life,
patiently presiding over
hands-on demonstrations
of everything from the
chilling powers of liquid


nitrogen to the gripping
powers of a vacuum.
"It's a little bit windy
for the balloons," said
Williams earlier in the day.
But by the time the
afternoon rolled around,
the professor, holder
of a 1992 doctorate in
physics from UCLA, had
drawn the balloons out of
bag of experiments and
illustrated the ability of
air pressure to power a
winger rotor.
The power of a magnet
to balance on a pencil
eraser.
The power of inertia
to stop a ball dead in its
track.
The power of a solid
surface to conduct heat.
Things seemed to defy
common sense.
Ice cubes placed on a
surface that felt colder
to the touch actually
melted faster than the
ones placed on a surface
warmer to the touch.
Fruits dipped in a liquid
froze more solid than ice
in just a few minutes.
"By his making science
fun with the kids, they
could see their futures are
not limited to athletics.
They can be scientists and
university professors,"


Amina Mubarak, right, shares her candy apple with
History Festival.


said Elinor Mount-
Simmons, president of
H'COLA, which stands
for Hillside Coalition of
Laborers for Apalachicola,
a nonprofit organization
community service
organization begun in
1999.
H'COLA sponsored
the festival for the
sixth straight year, with
support from a Tourist
Development Council


grant.
The number of booths
this year seemed more
robust than in recent
years. Next to Williams'
science adventures was
an outreach by the county
health department for
its Tobacco-Free Florida
program, headed by David
Walker. Across the way
was parked a bright green
van from the state's anti-
tobacco program which


her twin brother, Nasr, at Saturday's African American
her twin brother, Nasr, at Saturday's African American


housed photo equipment.
Those who volunteered to
have their photos taken
could see a hypothetical
photo image of how
their skin would age and
wrinkle after several
years of smoking.
Next door to the anti-
tobacco booth were tables
from Apalachicola's
Community Garden,
passing out T-shirts and
enlisting volunteers, and


another from the Franklin
County Health Network.
Sponsored by Franklin
Needs Inc. (the breast
cancer calendar ladies)
and the county health
department, the booth
sought to enlist volunteers
from every religious
community and from all
parts of the county to
help with linking people
See HERITAGE A8


FAMU physics professor Ronald Williams demonstrates the properties of liquid
nitrogen to youth at Saturday's African American History Festival.


Yazid, a family of drummers from Tallahassee, graced the stage Saturday
afternoon with a performance of African percussion rhythms. Below, Love Center
youth perform.


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Timothy Smith to turn 14
Timothy Smith
celebrated his 14th
birthday Wednesday, Feb.
25, with family and friends.
Happy Birthday,
Timmy!

Love,

Mama, Daddy, Ricky, Pooky,
Logan, Nona and Papa 0


Happy 18th birthday. Parrish!

We love you,
Dad, Mom and Kati-Morgan

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you have dreamed for
yourself. Go forward
and make your dreams
come true. The only
person you are destined
to become is the person
you decide to be!"
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ENGAGEMENTS


Heather Osburn, Ryan McClain to wed
Robert and Suzanne Osburn of Apalachicola are
pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Heather Osburn, to Ryan McClain.
Ryan is the son of Lynn and Tina McClain of
Apalachicola.
The couple will be wed at 6 p.m. Saturday, March
14 at Living Waters Assembly of God in Apalachicola.
A reception will follow at Fort Coombs National
Guard Armory. All friends and family are invited to
attend.

Bridal shower for Jackie Lee Hollon


There will be a bridal
shower in honor of
Jackie Lee Hollon at
2 p.m. March 14 at the
Carrabelle Christian
Center.


The bride-to-be is
registered at JC Penney
and Target.
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APALACHICOLA BOARD
OF ADJUSTMENT


The Apalachicola Planning and Zoning
Commission will hold a public hearing
on Monday March 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM
at the Community Center, 1 Bay Ave-
nue, Apalachicola, Fl to discuss the fol-
lowing special exception request.


The Property owner of Block 176 Lots
6-10 (203 7th Street) is requesting a
special exception in order to operate
a Senior Center at the Holy Family
School site. The Apalachicola Land
Development Code allows for the is-
suance of a special exception in certain
circumstances.


Any questions concerning this request
should be directed to Cindi Giametta at
apalachbuild@ gtcom.net or 653-9319.
Published 2/26/2009 & 3/5/2009


An 80th birthday for a special Daddy


When we think about our family,
it always comes to mind how
blessed we are. We reflect on our
Daddy and Mama, Bill and Burnell
Martina, and the way we three girls
and two boys were raised.
We were raised in a very special
environment. You see, our daddy
has been deaf since he was 16 years
old. He contracted spinal meningitis
at a time when not much was known
about it. The result was the loss of
his hearing. He's told us he wouldn't
have lived had it not been for one
of his sisters, a nurse, our Aunt
Margaret. She insisted he see a
doctor and administered medicine
to him. We can only imagine how
difficult it must have been for him to
suddenly be deaf at age 16, an age
when most boys are only interested
in girls and having fun. We've been
told Daddy was a great athlete with
potential at the time. Daddy has
always had a sense of humor, so
perhaps that helped him to keep
going, or maybe it was just that he
was always as strong and persistent
as he is now.
Daddy's parents and eight
brothers and sisters could've been
a force to deal with. His father was
devastated, and he tried every way
he could to find a cure. He arranged
for a local pilot to take daddy up on
a flight when he was told if daddy's
eardrums popped, his hearing could
be restored. Our Papa arranged
a trip to another state for Daddy
to attend a revival where a faith
healer would be present. Papa and
Nana took Daddy to various doctors
(some were quacks, according to
Daddy), and they finally enrolled
him in a deaf and blind school in St.
Augustine. Daddy has relayed to us
many stories about his adventures
while there, from leaving school
without permission to get coffee to
watching blind kids fighting. His
sense of humor prevailed although
his hearing didn't return. He did
learn the sign language alphabet
while attending the school.
Daddy returned to Apalachicola
and maintained as normal a life as
possible. He had his family support


and his friends. Throughout the
years, we've heard many tales
involving some of them, including
Pete Poloronis, Gene Brocato,
Anthony Taranto and Costa
Sintikakis.
Fast forward to about eight years
after going deaf. This is when our
mama came into the picture. Daddy
got lucky. Mama was a beautiful
blond, and she was interested
in him despite his being deaf. Of
course, Daddy never felt he was
the typical handicapped person. He
was quite handsome, and he'd been
continuously working in seafood for
years. He never wanted anyone's
sympathy.
Daddy was born on Feb. 26, 1929.
He will be 80 today, Feb. 26. It's
hard to believe because he doesn't
act old. He seldom complains, and
he still works. He is a crabber and
maintains lots of crab traps. As far
back as we can remember, Daddy
has always read the newspaper
front to back and paid attention
to the news on the television. For
years, Mama had to sign to him
what was being said. The invention
of "closed captioning" opened a
door to a man who prides himself
on being knowledgeable about what
is happening in the world. Daddy
is truly the hero of his children and
the smartest man we know. His


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Enter our second annual
Panhandle Peep Show
Diorama Contest

By Despina Williams
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Some like their marshmallow
Peeps with a tall glass of milk.
We like ours in hunting clothes,
cruising up the river and lounging
on the beach.
At The Times, we've made
it our mission to liberate the
iconic Easter candies from their
oppressive cellophane wrappers
and transport them to a more
pleasing environment.
Namely, the Florida Panhandle.
That's why we're pleased to
announce our second annual
Panhandle Peep Show Diorama
Contest.
What's a diorama, you ask?
It's a scene depicting three-
dimensional figures and objects
against a painted or modeled
background.
Now pick a familiar Panhandle
scene and substitute all human
and animal characters for Peeps,
and you have the idea.
Last year's winning entries
included surfing Peeps, praying
Peeps, camping Peeps, even
Peeps stung repeatedly by


predictions usually come true, so we
all pay attention when he speaks.
Daddy has accomplished much
in his 80 years. He is still married
to the greatest mom with whom
he raised five children without any
help from the government. He owns
his home and never purchased
many things on credit. Growing up
was fun for us, and Daddy enjoyed
playing with us. We have so many
good memories. Our parents also
taught us about honesty, morality
and God.
Daddy coached a ladies softball
team for years that our Mama and
all three daughters played on. The
trophies in his home attest to his
coaching skills. He and Mama later
coached softball for Apalachicola
High School. Those athletes still
have admiration for him.
Daddy is truly an example to
be followed. We are so proud to be
his family, and we love him, and
want to share our story for other's
enjoyment and encouragement. We
hope he lives to be 100, and he'll
live on in us, our children, and our
children's children.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY.


Love,


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honey bees.
We received more than 20
entries and are hoping for more
this year.
The only rules are that all
characters must be Peeps, and all
scenes must depict some aspect of
Panhandle living. You can work in
pairs, teams or by yourself.
And please, don't take the "Peep
Show" literally. This is a family
newspaper.
Since most of our entries came
from students last year, we've
reconfigured our categories to


i4 Official Entry Form 4
Name(s):
Telephone Number:


Category (check one):
SAges 6-9
Ages 10-13
_ Ages 14-18
SAges 19 and up
Business


Diorama Title:


Brief description:


Tape the entry form to the back of the diorama and submit the finished work by 5
p.m. (ET) on April 3 to:


The Star
135W. Hwy. 98
Port City Shopping Center
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


The Times
129 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320


Monica, Marcia, Janice,
Kenneth and Kevin


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"Redneck
Peep Club," a
collaboration
between
Wewahitchka
High School
students Lena
McLemore,
Kelly
McLemore
and Jessica
Messick, won
Best in Show
in last year's
contest.


include more age groups:
6-9
10-13
14-18
19 and up
To encourage local businesses
to create dioramas depicting their
workplaces and employees, we also
have a special business category.
Last year's winning business
entries portrayed dinner theatre
at the Fish House Restaurant
and condo-building by a local
construction company.
We will award first, second and
third places in all categories.
Judges will base their decisions
on the diorama's design, quality
of execution, creativity and
resemblance to our area.
All dioramas must be returned,
with entry forms attached, to The
Times office by 5 p.m. ET April
3. The winning entries will be
featured in our April 9 edition and
on our Web site.
We will display the dioramas
in our office as they arrive, so if
you're in need of inspiration, pay
a visit. To view a video and photo
gallery of last year's Panhandle
Peep Show dioramas, visit www.
starfl.com, and see a video from
last year's contest at www.
apalachtimes.com.
Sponsorship and prize
information will be forthcoming, so
stay tuned.


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ElderCare can enroll seniors in Medicaid waiver program


By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter

The state has eased
restrictions on the embattled
Medicaid waiver program, but
in the Panhandle, ElderCare
Services is struggling to survive.
At a meeting Feb. 12 at the
Coombs Armory in Apalachicola,
ElderCare Services CEO
Dr. James Crouteau told the
Franklin County advisory
board Florida has agreed to
allow some seniors to enter the
Medicaid waiver program after
two years in limbo.
Ten Franklin County seniors
will be enrolled in the program.
To be eligible, one must be at
least 60 years old and have a
maximum monthly income of
$1,886 for an individual or $3,738
for a couple.
People seeking entry into
the program will be placed on


a waiting list. Priority will be
given to those assessed with the
greatest need. Seniors chosen
will wait two to three months for
services to begin.
The Medicaid waiver
program allows seniors to
stay in their own home and
communities rather than be
placed in nursing homes. It
provides services such as
personal care, meal delivery,
companionship and advocacy
and an emergency alert
system. This benefits seniors
by allowing them more privacy
than an institution and the
comfort of familiar people and
surroundings. The waiver
program is also good for
taxpayers because it is much
cheaper than maintaining a
senior in a nursing home.
Crouteau said ElderCare
can cover their cost of operation
but not overhead. He said last


year, Franklin County ElderCare
served 32,000 meals to more
than 100 clients at a cost of
$110,000. He said a minimum of
$46,000 in additional income is
needed to maintain services at
their current level in Franklin
County.
The board discussed several
possible fundraising strategies
but did not settle on a specific
plan.
Franklin County ElderCare
Director Bert Ivey said part
of the shortfall is because
ElderCare is required to
reassess every Meals on Wheels
recipient annually. He said the
state budgets $18 per client, but
the actual cost is more than $50.
Ivey said Meals on Wheels is
seeking additional volunteers
for delivery routes in Carrabelle
and Apalachicola.
"For the most part, compared
to two years ago, we are much


better off in our Meals on
Wheels program. We're a lot
better off than we've ever been.
We don't have anyone who is
genuinely needy in Franklin
County who is not being fed,"
he said. "I do need additional
help in certain situations. For
instance, if somebody offers us
a used washing machine, I need
help picking it up and delivering
it to a senior.
"Meals on Wheels needs
delivery help in Apalachicola
every day but Friday. We need
help in Carrabelle on Monday
and Friday. We will adjust routes
to help people with a time issue.
In other words, we'll shorten the
route if that's what it takes for
them to give a little time to help
the senior. Thirty minutes to an
hour is the longest any route
should take," he said.
Ivey also reminded local
caregivers ElderCare sponsors


a luncheon and discussion
group for them the second
Wednesday of each month at
11:30 a.m. at the Carrabelle
Library. Attendees can bring a
bagged lunch or order with the
group from a local restaurant.
ElderCare provides speakers on
topics of interest to those caring
for an elderly or disabled person.
A sitter can be provided
to give the caregiver respite
to attend the luncheon if you
contact the Carrabelle office,
697-3756, at least two weeks in
advance.
Persons wishing to apply for
the Medicaid waiver program
should call 800-96-ELDER
(35337).
If you seek other information
or services or want more
information about Medicaid
Waiver or if you wish to
volunteer or make a donation,
please call 697-3756.


Lanark NEWS


Card of THANKS


First of all, I wish to
correct the mistake I made
in last week's column. The
17th annual Community
Breakfast is this Saturday,
Feb. 28. I am truly sorry
about this.
Serving will
begin at 8 a.m.
and end at 11 a.m.
Chillas Hall is the
place to be. Just
walk right in, sit
right down and one
of the waiters will
LANAI
bring your orange JAN
juice, take your
order and bring
your coffee, and your order,
to you. And, after you're full
of a hot, delicious breakfast,
you can pick up something
from the bake sale table.
Hope to see you there. A
donation of $6 is required.
Members of the Lanark
Golf Club will serve
breakfast on Saturday,
March 7. The reason for
the change, this month
only, is so you can enjoy
your breakfast on March
14 at the Curfew Lodge in
Carrabelle. This breakfast
is during the Camp Gordon
Johnston Reunion, and
serving begins at 7 a.m. so
you can be ready to enjoy
the big parade and other


Carolyn Mae Mariolis,
loving and devoted wife
of Theodore (Teddy) N.
Mariolis, passed away
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009,
quietly with family and
friends by her side at The
Bridge at Bay St. Joe.
Born Jan 5, 1928, she
is survived by her loving
husband of 53 years; and
son Nicholas Theodore
Mariolis, of California.
The Mariolis made
their home in Gulf Aire
at St. Joe Beach for the
past nine years, having
previously resided in
Lanark Village and the
Great Smokey Mountains
of North Carolina.
Carolyn, born in
Baltimore City, Md., worked
in the research department
of John Hopkins University
Hospital for 10 years. She
also worked at Columbia
University Hospital, where


Charles Hubert
Gibbs, 84, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008,
at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital.
He was born Jan. 23,
1924, in Macon, Ga., and
was a longtime resident of
Lanark Village. He was a
World War II veteran.


events of the day. Donation
for this breakfast is $6.
Thanks for your support
at the lasagna dinner. Had
a good crowd and a very
good meal.
After your
breakfast at Chillas,
you can go over
to the Community
Church Hall and see
the items for sale
and pick up a Soup-
to-Go. I hope they
have a pretty day for
EWS their bazaar.
Ilsh Mark your
calendars for Friday,
March 27. We have our
regular Mass at 9:30 a.m.,
then at 5:30 p.m. we will
have Stations of the Cross.
The Ladies Guild members
will have a meatless soup
and sandwich supper
afterward in the parish hall.
Our church is located at
2653 U.S. 98 E., in Lanark
Village, or you can call 697-
3669 for directions.
Be kind to one another
and check in on the sick
and housebound, and God
is Good, He loves Franklin
County people.
Until next time, God
Bless America, our troops,
the poor, homeless and
hungry.


He is survived by his
wife, Burma E Wilson
Gibbs; two children,
Charles W Gibbs and
Elizabeth D. Earl; two
grandchildren; and quite
an extended family in the
wings.
Kelley Rineral Home
handled arrangements.


Habitat for Humanity Franklin County


Thank You, Franklin
County!
The sixth annual
Habitat for Humanity of
Franklin County Mardi
Gras celebration at
the Dixie Theater was
a resounding success,
with proceeds going


directly toward building
affordable housing in
the county.
Hundreds of
contributors enjoyed
an evening of blues,
jazz and pop music
from local and area
bands. Local citizens


donated time and labor,
local restaurants and
distributors donated
food and beverages,
local businesses
donated silent auction
items, and the net
result to Habitat in
the midst of a down


economy was in excess
of $4,000.
To help Habitat in
its work to continue
providing affordable
housing in the
county, visit www.
habitatfranklin.org or
call 653 3113.


Big Bend Hospice sponsors plant swap


On Friday, March 6,
the Big Bend Hospice
Franklin County Advisory
Council will sponsor a
Memorial Plant Swap at
The Farmer's Market in
Apalachicola from
3-5 p.m.
Please bring a
beautiful flower or plant
in honor, or in memory,
of a loved one and swap
it with others who are
remembering their loved
ones at this time of year.
Special "Hands for
Hospice" windsocks will
add a touch of whimsy
to any garden and have
been handmade by Karla
Ambos and Bev Hewitt.


The "Hands for Hospice"
windsocks make a great
gift for any garden lover
and are available for a
suggested donation of
$10. All proceeds will
go directly to providing
care to our patients and
families in Franklin
County.
Please come and
join Council members
Hewitt, Ambos, Donnie
Gay, Pam Mahr, Joe and
Jeanette Taylor, Sandra
Smith, Judy Cook, Ella
Speed, Betty Croom, and
Paula Harmon at the
Farmer's Market in front
of the Medicine Shop in
Apalachicola and swap


beautiful flowers or plants.
Please contact Pam


Raker Allbritton at 508-8749
for additional information.


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(888) 831-6754
Franklin County:
(850) 670-5555
Leon County:
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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 fumcapalach@gtcom.net
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 www.sgiumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Themo Patriotis


James Trawick Jr.


she met Teddy 56 years
ago. She had many hobbies,
from fishing and crabbing
to quilting and painting.
She loved animals,
especially manatee and
dogs.
She will be greatly
missed by all those who
knew and loved her.
Teddy and Carolyn were
members of the First
Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach, AARP and
the Council on Aging.
A memorial service
will be at 3 p.m. CT
Saturday, Feb. 28, at the
First Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach, followed
by a reception in the
Fellowship Hall.
The family has
requested that in lieu of
flowers, please contribute
to Save the Manatee Club
or the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society.


James (Jimmy) Floyd
Trawick, Jr, 63, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 21,
2009 in Carrabelle.
He is survived by his
wife of 45 years, Martha
Jean Trawick.
He was born in Dothan,
Ala., and moved to this
area in 1983, coming from
Abbeville, Ala. He owned
a paint and body shop and
was a former commercial
fisherman. He served in
the United States Army.
He loved to fish, made
custom fishing rods and
loved NASCAR. He was
a loving son, father and
grandfather.
Survivors include his
mother, Marcella Trawick;
a son, Jamie Trawick of
Carrabelle; a daughter,
Nita Massey (husband


Rod) of Carrabelle; four
grandchildren, Preston
Massey, Dakota Massey,
Devin Trawick and Claudia
Gref; an adopted son, Mark
Bryan (wife Jennifer) of
Quincy; and many other
family members and close
friends.
He was preceded in
death by his father, James
Floyd Trawick Sr.
Services were held
Feb. 24 at Assembly of
God Church in Carrabelle,
with burial at Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made
to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Harvey-Young Funeral
Home, Crawfordvillle,
handled arrangements.


Wayne E. Rhodes Jr.,
41, an Apalachicola native,
passed away on Saturday,
Feb. 21, 2009.
He leaves to cherish
his memories a loving
mother, Alice "Faye"
Rhodes-Norman;
stepfather Carl Norman;
daughters Casharri
Norman and Sandriuna
Rhodes; brothers Bobby,


Carlos, and Reginald
Rhodes; and sisters
Vickki Jordan and Tiffany
Norman.
Memorial services will
be held at St. Nicholas
Memorial Gardens at
noon Saturday, Feb. 28,
in Jacksonville. FRneral
arrangements handled by
Sarah L. Carter FRneral
Home.


First Pentecostal Holiness Church l
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola7 r .


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Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am
Sunday Evening Service 6:00 pm i d ekibO(
Monday, Youth Group 6:30 pm t ,f1". "
Wednesday, Royal Rangers, G.A.P. 7:00 pm a y e Wlw ScI
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Nursery Provided during regular church services


Carolyn Mae Mariolis


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for heartworms and is in need of a
loving home and a sponsor for his
heartworm treatment.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more
details or visit the Franklin County
Humane Society at 244 State Route
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the website at www.forgottenpets.
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Thursday, Feb. 26
Wandering Star
Quilting Club. Chillas Hall
Lanark Village. 1-3 p.m.
Call Christine Hinton 697-
2551.
Luncheon and
information specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Noon. $3 donation. Call
697-3760

Friday, Feb. 27
The Dixie Theatre
presents "Visiting Mr.
Green" at 8 p.m. Call the
Dixie box office for tickets
at 653-3200.
Breakfast at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Coffee at 7:30 a.m., meal
at 8 a.m. $2 donation. Call
697-3760.
Bocce club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.

Saturday, Feb. 28
The Dixie Theatre
presents "Visiting Mr.
Green" at 8 p.m. Call the
Dixie box office for tickets
at 653-3200.
Community Breakfast
at Chillas Hall in Lanark
Village, sponsored by
the Masonic Lodge. 8-11
a.m. Pancakes, sausage,
orange juice, coffee.
Donation $6. Call 697-2795.
Women's Christian
Fellowship Circle will host
a Bazaar with eight kinds
of Soup to Go from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Lanark
Village Community
Church. Call 697-2587 for
more info.
Fish Fry benefitting
Camp Gordon Johnston
Museum starts at 5:30 p.m.
at the Carrabelle Palms
RV park with live music by
Journey. $6 per plate.

Sunday, March 1
The Dixie Theatre
presents "Visiting Mr.
Green" at 3 p.m. Call the
Dixie box office for tickets
at 653-3200.

Monday, March 2
Breakfast at Franklin
County Senior Center in


Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2
donation. Call 697-3760.
Computer classes
at the Franklin County
Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Call Joyce
Durham at 670-5951 and
set up a time.
Billiards Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.
GED classes are
offered at the Franklin
County School from
3-6 p.m. every week in
Building 1100, Room 1105.
Call 670-2800.

Tuesday, March 3
The Franklin County
Commission meets at 9
a.m. in the courthouse
annex. For more info, call
653-8861, ext. 100.
The Apalachicola
City Commission meets
at 6 p.m. in the City Hall
chambers at Battery Park.
For more info, call 653-
8715.
SCarrabelle Lighthouse
Association will meet at the
Carrabelle branch of the
Franklin County Library at
5:30 p.m. For more info, call
697-5555.
Art Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 2-4
p.m. Call 697-3760.
Bingo. 7 p.m. St.
George Island Fire Dept.
$1 / card. Proceeds go to St.
George Island Civic Club.
Call 927-4654.

Wednesday, March 4
The Bay Medical
Blood Donor Center will be
at the Carrabelle Branch
of the Franklin County
Library from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. All donors will be
entered into a drawing
to win a Wii and Wii Fit.
For more info, call Aimee
Palmer, area blood drive
coordinator, at 850-747-
6570.
Card Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.
Bingo for the Bus.
Chillas Hall in Lanark
village. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call
697-9626.
GED classes are


offered at the Franklin
County School from
3-6 p.m. every week in
Building 1100, Room 1105.
Call 670-2800.

Thursday, March 5
Wandering Star
Quilting Club. Chillas Hall
Lanark Village. 1-3 p.m.
Call Christine Hinton, 697-
2551.
Luncheon and
information specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Noon. $3 donation. Call
697-3760.

Friday, March 6
Art preview for 27th
annual Charity Chili Cook-
off on St. George Island.
From 5-7 p.m. in the civic
hall of the Jay Abbott fire
house on East Pine Street.
Admission is $5 donation.
For more info, call 927-2322,
ext. 7163.
Breakfast at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Coffee at 7:30 a.m., meal
at 8 a.m. $2 donation. Call
697-3760.
Bocce Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.

Saturday, March 7
27th annual Charity
Chili Cook-off on St.


George Island. Close to
60 teams from around
the Southeast will each
be vying for a berth
in the International
Chili Society's World's
Championship Chili Cook-
off in October. 5K Red
Pepper Run is at 8 a.m.
Amateur crock pot chili
competition starts at 9:30
a.m. Formal competition
begins at 10 a.m. Charity
auction begins at 11 a.m.
The Miss Chili Pepper and
Mister Hot Sauce judging
is between noon and 1:30
p.m., with chili judging at
2 p.m. For more info, call
927-2322, ext. 7163.

Monday, March 9
Breakfast at Franklin
County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2
donation. Call 697-3760.
Computer classes
at the Franklin County
Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Call Joyce
Durham at 670-5951 and
set up a time.
Billiards Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.
GED classes are
offered at the Franklin
County School from
3-6 p.m. every week in
Building 1100, Room 1105.
Call 670-2800.


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The dog last was seen near U.S. 98 between Port St.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009


Local


The Times | BS


Retirees show appreciation of educators


Members of the Frank-
lin/Gulf Retired Educators
Association recently brought
information regarding the
benefits of joining F/GREA,
as well as good things to eat,
to teachers at the Franklin
County Consolidated School
and the Apalachicola Bay
Charter School.
This outreach activity is
done annually to let school
personnel know that retired
educators in the community


appreciate the work done by
members still "in the field."
F/GREA members also
offer scholarships to gradu-
ating seniors who wish to
pursue a career in educa-
tion. Three scholarships are
available to Franklin County
high school seniors in May
2009. School counselors have
the scholarship forms. The
association encourages any
student who plans a career
in education to apply.


F/GREA membership is
open to any person who has
retired from the education
field under the Florida Re-
tirement System with five
years or more of service or
any person who has retired
from the educational system
of any other state or from
any privately funded or paro-
chial school with five or more
years of service.
For information, contact
Margarita at 697-4200.


German

POW finds

museum

on Web


Last week, the Camp
Gordon Johnston World
War II Museum was con-
tacted by the son of Alfred
Heimann via e-mail. Al-
fred was a German Sol-
dier during WWII. After
the museum e-mailed a re-
sponse the son, the father,
a former CGJ POW (Ger-
man), responded. Because
his English was poor, this
communication took some
time. Following is the mes-
sage the museum received
from Mr Heimann:

It was my son who first
contacted you. I was sur-
prised and thankful for his
having made this contact
for me. I am in possession
of a remarkable book, Hit-
ler's Soldiers in the Sun-
shine State by Billinger. I
have read many interest-
ing details of Camp Gor-
don Johnston and Telogia.
Even the four prisoners
are named who escaped in
August 1944 from the Te-
logia camp. One of them,
they called him Simmel,
invited my friend Manfred
Daub and me to have Eng-
lish lessons. His aim in life
was to become a teacher.
I was captured in Sep-
tember 1944 in France,
near Epinal. Via Marseilles
and Oran (Afrika) and
Norfolk, Va. I was brought
first to Clinton, Miss. From
there, I was brought to Te-
logia, where I worked very
hard from February to Oc-
tober 1945 in the woods of
Apalachicola. Sitting on top
of a pile of timber pieces,
there happened a truck ac-
cident. I was wounded and
immediately brought to
the hospital of Camp Gor-
don Johnston. In the Camp
Gordon Johnston hospital,
I was very well treated, so
that I was able to recover
in a fortnight.
I did not go back to the
tents of Telogia, but I be-
came an inmate of Camp
Gordon Johnston. There I
dwelled in the last house
on the camp border, oppo-
site a small building where
on Sunday classical music
was being presented.
I first worked in the hos-
pital, where I had to inspect
every morning all the toi-
lettes in the hold area, even
in the part where colored
people were stationed, even
the civilians. With a rubber
stick in my hand I was al-
lowed to pass everywhere.
After that I had to clean
very long corridors floors.
Later I worked in the kitch-
ens and in a store.
I remember the very
nice chapel in the camp and
a priest whose name was
Paul. My best friend was


.UUKTIS OF ALFKLD HLIMANN


Rudy Vessely from Vienna.
In this camp I remained
until the beginning of the clos-
ing about June 1946. Via Camp
Shanks and Belgium I was
shipped to England.
Meanwhile, on the Internet
I have seen the museum in
Carrabelle. I have no picture


of myself but two pictures of
unknown men from Telogia.
It would be nice to have those
photos you mentioned from
Telogia. I wish you much suc-
cess with the museum.

Regards,
Alfred Heimann


These
unknown
German
prisoners
of war
were held
in Telogia
in 1945.


Who released these turkeys?


Beverly Douds, busy working on
an upcoming book on Apalachicola,
has received plenty of good photos, al-
though some helpful providers do not
know who is in the photo, or when the
photo was taken. Douds is reaching
out to Times readers for their help in
advance of her mid-April deadline.
"So far we have more than 198
photos for the book, but there are a
couple of more I am hoping for," she
said. "I would love to get more photos
from the Hill, for example, Holy Fam-
ily School, the Tolliver family, Rose
McCoy, Dr. Fred Humphries and Bell
Smith. I also need photos of the Mar-
shall family, the Wefing Marine Store,


A.A. Core, William Fry and the Star of
the Sea School."
Douds will discuss the book proj-
ect when she serves as guest speaker
at the Port St. Joe Library for their
Friends Membership Drive on Sat-
urday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. She is
also available on Tuesdays at Dolores
Sweet Shoppe in Apalachicola.
If you can identify the men releas-
ing turkeys at the Box-R Ranch in the
photo above (the one in the middle
is named Sawyer) or if you have pic-
tures to share, call Douds at home at
850-229-1094 oratworkat 850-229-1151
or e-mail csblighthouselady2008@
gmail.com.


Gulf Coast opens Spring C registration


Gulf Coast Community College
is registering students for Spring
C classes, which begin Thursday,
March 5.
Spring C, an alternative for those
with busy schedules, is an eight-
week semester that begins March
5 and runs through May 8. Students
receive the same outstanding, high-


quality classes with the one-on-one
support and guidance from faculty,
just in a shorter period of time.
Spring C is designed to give stu-
dents as many options as possible
for flexible scheduling. See all the
courses online and register at www.
gulfcoast.edu, or call 850-769-1551 for
more information.


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Despite postponement and freezing
temperatures, the fourth annual Apala-
chicola Bay Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup
last month was a huge success and brought
in 342 traps.
Volunteers smashed the previous re-
cord of 308 and brought the four-year total
of recovered traps to 1,236. Each year, the
event, organized by the Apalachicola Na-
tional Estuarine Research Reserve (AN-
ERR) and approved by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC), brings in the largest number of
traps of any removal in Florida.
Twenty-three participants staffing nine
boats, including three airboats, spread out
around East Bay, the Two-Mile Channel,
Cat Point, Crooked Channel, Scipio Creek
and the mouth of the Apalachicola River to
search for the traps. The full moon, com-
bined with a north wind, kept tides very
low for most of the day, allowing maximum
access to these areas.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Re-
search Institute in Eastpoint, Apalachicola
River Wildlife and Environmental Area,
Apalachee Wildlife Management Area and
the Bureau of Invasive Plants Manage-
ment offices all came out to help. Plus,
volunteers Pat Tollefson of Carrabelle and
Guy Hogan of Eastpoint boated and walked
the shoreline to assist in removal efforts.
The collected traps were transported
on ANERR trailers and recycled free of
charge thanks to the Franklin County Cen-
tral Landfill and Recycling Center.
Apalachicola Bay is an essential habitat
for blue crabs. From 1994 to October 2008,
a little more than 4.8 million pounds of blue
crabs and approximately 360,816 pounds
of soft-shelled blue crabs were landed in
Franklin County.
Blue crabs are harvested both recre-


The GulfStates Marine
Fish.I ries Commission
estimates 250,000 derelict
blue crab traps are added
to GulfofMexico waters
each year.

nationally and commercially year-round
using coated metal traps. These traps can
become hazards to humans and marine life
when the buoy is separated from its trap by
boat props, storms, vandalism or abandon-
ment by fishermen.
The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Com-
mission estimates 250,000 derelict blue
crab traps are added to Gulf of Mexico wa-
ters each year. Once traps are separated
from their buoys, they are difficult to see
from the water's surface and often can be
navigational hazards to boaters. A derelict
trap continues to catch marine life includ-
ing blue crabs, stone crabs, commercial
and recreational fish, and other marine
life. These organisms die and become bait
for more fish and crabs continuing the mor-
tality cycle. Marine life in the bay, boating
safety and the crabbing industry all benefit
from trap cleanup events.
If approved, a different removal method
could be planned for 2010. FWC has pro-
posed to completely close the blue crab
season for 10 days. Every trap left in the
bay, regardless of its condition, would be
"fair game" for removal during this period.
A public hearing is scheduled to discuss
the idea this month. Similar programs in
other states have been very successful in
decreasing derelict crab trap numbers.

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At the Feb. 17 meeting
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commissioners discussed
several letters received
from Dr. Mike Horan, of
Carrabelle, requesting the
county remove stumps
and other debris along
the beach side of U.S. 98
west of Carrabelle at the
Tarpon Run subdivision.
Commissioner
Smokey Parrish pointed
out that some people
consider driftwood to be
an attractive part of the
local landscape and that
removing partly rooted
stumps could lead to
increased erosion in the
event of a storm.
"The county should
not take responsibility
for that which we are
not obligated to do
because by doing so we
may inadvertently incur
increased obligations,"
said County Attorney
Michael Shuler. He
said the beachside
property was the state's
responsibility.
County Planner Alan
Pierce said he would
send a letter to the
Florida Department of
Transportation regarding
the debris.
By Lois Swobodo

Sea grant
specialist to visit
Dr. Steve Otwell,
University of Florida Sea
Grant Specialist, will be in
Apalachicola today, Feb.
26, to meet with seafood
dealers and workers to


Members in Troop H,
Quincy district, of the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol plan to
conduct driver's license/
vehicle inspection check-
points during daylight
hours at the following loca-
tions in Franklin County:
March 1-March 5:
State 30, State 30A and
State 65
March 6-12: State 384,
State 67, State 377 and
State 385
March 13-19: County
370, County 157 and County


discuss local issues.
In addition, he will
meet with Extension
Agent Bill Mahan to plan
the 2009 Shellfish School.
For more information
about Dr. Otwell's visit,
call the extension office at
653-9337.

County to sponsor
All Hazard
Workshop
The Franklin County
Emergency Management
office and the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office
will sponsor an All Hazard
Workshop for businesses,
homeowners associations
and citizens who live on
the islands in the county.
The workshop will be
at 6 p.m. March 10 at the
Eastpoint Firehouse,
24 6th St. Businesses or
homeowners associations
having an emergency
plan in place should bring
a copy of it.
"We also ask that you
review any insurance
policies that your
business might have
to see if there are any
'curfew' clauses in
them," said Emergency
Management Director
Pam Register
She said the purpose
of this workshop is to
start to put together a
streamlined emergency
plan for the community as
a whole.
"We need you,
as a member of this
community, to have an
input into this," Register
said.
For more information,
call Emergency
Management at 653-8977.


March 20-26: County
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Causeway)
March 27-31: State 30,
State 30A and State 65
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be responsible forfollowing
the procedures outlined in
Chapter 17.12 of the Flori-
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Franklin County's source of news for more than a century


The Times Thursday, February 26, 2009 7B


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


1100
1150T
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Eastpoint Water and
Sewer District is desig-
nating the position of Of-
fice Manager from Regular
Membership Plan to Sen-
ior Management Service
Class with the Florida Divi-
sion of Retirement. If you
have any questions please
contact Loretta Whaley at
the District office (850)
670-8177.
February 19, 26, 2009
1158T
REQUEST FOR PROPOS-
ALS FOR LEGAL AND
OFFICIAL ADVERTISE-
MENTS
Franklin County, a political
subdivision of the State of
Florida, requests propos-
als for legal and official ad-
vertisements pursuant to
chapter 50, Florida Stat-
utes.
Each such proposal shall
set forth their qualifications
as a publisher of periodical
matters within the meaning
of 50.031, Florida
Statutes (2008), the size of
the point type to be used
for such advertisements
and the cost per square
inch of all such advertise-
ments. Each proposal
shall describe the proce-
dure used by the newspa-
per for submitting adver-
tisements for publication,
such as deadlines for sub-
mission of advertisements
and contact information.
Each such proposal shall
be submitted to Alan
Pierce, Director of Admin-
istrative Services, 34
Forbes Street, Apalachl-
cola, Florida 32320 no
later than 4:00 p.m. (ET)
on March 9, 2009. All pro-
posals shall be sealed and
marked on the outside of
the envelope with the
statement "Request for
Proposals for Legal and
Official Advertisements."
Each proposal shall sub-
mit seven copies.
The proposal shall be
opened at the March 17,
2009 County Commission
meeting at 10:00 a.m.
(ET).
Franklin County reserves
the right to reject all pro-
posals.
February 19, 26, 2009
1184T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA

KAREN A. MURPHY ROY
K. LODDESOL, SCOTT S.
LODDESOL, and GARY A.
LODDESOL
Plaintiff,
vs.
W. RUTH URBAN, if alive,
and if deceased, her un-
known spouse, heirs, devl-
sees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or
against her; and all un-
known natural if alive, and
if dead or not known to be
dead or alive, their several
and respective unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or
other persons parties
claiming by, through, un-
der or against those un-
known natural persons,
and the several and re-
spective unknown assigns,
successors in interest,
trustees or any other per-
son claiming by, through,
under or against any cor-
poration or other legal en-
tity named as a defendant;
and all claimants, person
and parties, natural or cor-
porate, or whose exact le-
gal status unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above
names or described de-
fendants or parties or
claiming to have any right,
title or interest in and to
the lands described in
complaint,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 08-000315-CA
NOTICE OF ACTION
You are Notified that an
action to Cancel a Mort-
gage and Note on the fol-
lowing property in Franklin
County; Florida:

Lots 14,15 and 16, Block 8
(192) Keough's Second
Addition to The City of
Carrabelle as per the map
or plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 20,
Franklin County, Florida.
Has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
on Thomas M. Shuler,
Plaintiff Attorney, whose
address is Post Office Box
850, Apalachicola, Florida
32320, on or before March
23, 2009, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this
Court either before service
on Plaintif's attorney or
immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be


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Searape Enterprises of material facts on which the (a) The real property ject permit. Petitions which 3160 Business station Provided. Paid Daily. 562-6906 Pick your Lot.
Apaahcola, c/oCaroline Department's action is located in Franklin County, are not filed in accordance 170 m esn Call Mon-F, 9-5 MST. Choose Your Model.
Maddren,123 Water Streeto based must contain the Florida, and more particu- with the above provisions 310 Computers 1-866-350-2220 Snow Birds Only 8 lots left!
Apalachicola, FL 32320 following information: larly described as: are subject to dismissal. 3190 Electronics Lanark Village BEC & Company, Inc.
requesting a sovereignty 3200 Firewood POSTAL & GOVT JOB 1 br 1 ba Renovated/ fur- (850) 656-2608
submerged land lease (a) The name and ad- That certain Condominium Because the administrative 210- Free Pass it On INFO FOR SALE?
modificationappu dress of each agency af- Unit of Pirates Landing at hearing process is de- 3220 Furniture nlshed end unit, new kltch
mod3f3cat0on appurtenant snat Garage1Yard Sales and bath, mini. 4 month
m odticon a tenant fected and each agency's Timber Island composed signed to formulate final 320- Garage/Yard Sales and bath, mini. 4 month
ownership at the Rainbow file or identification num- of Unit Number H-45, agency action, the filing of 3250 Good Thingsto Eat lease $545 mo +ndep., no
Motel and Marina, wharf ber, if known; H-46, H-47 and H-48, and a petition means that the 3260- Health & Fitness cl UtIo n smoking, pet considered. 653715
lots 13 &, Apalachia, the undivided 1/48 interest District's final action may 3270 -Jewelry/Clolhing (850) 653-3838.1.82 Acre for sale in Su-
onthe Apalachlcola River (b) The name, ad- in the Common Elements be different from the posl- 3280 Machinery/ You NEVER have to pay matra Florida. Hwy front-
for the purpose of mod dress, and telephone num- appurtenant thereto, in ac- tion taken by it in this no- Equipment age boarders National For-
3290- Medical Equipment for information about age boarders National For
ing a 6-slip to a 10-sp ber of the petitioner; the cordance with and subject twice of intent. Persons 3300- Miscellaneous federal or postal jobs.If rest assessed value
commercial marina dock- name, address, and tele- to the Master Declaration whose substantial Interests 3310- Musicallnstmments you see a job 6140 $44,000 Asking $28,000
n faciltypreempting phone number of the of Covenants, Conditions, will be affected by any 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ guarantee", contact the Can be divided. 653-8792
14982 sua pr feempting petitioner's representative, and Restrictions, recorded such final decision of the Supplies FTC. or 653-7777
hereby granted unless a if any, which shall be the in Official Records Vol. District on the application 3330- Restaurant/Hotel The FederalTrade
sufficient n fr address for service pur- 879, Pp. 348-372 and Dec- have the right to petition to 3340 Sporting GoodsCommission 1 br, 1 a 257 Prado ots Apalachcola
ministrative hearing s poses during the course of laration of Condominium become a party to the pro- Is America's consumer Apal. $575 mo, $300 dep. $90000 or can divide.
timelyied under sections the proceeding; and an ex- of Pirates Landing at Tim- ceedngs, the accordance protection agency. Water & Trash incl Please Nice private neighborhood
120.569timely filed under se57 of the planation of how the ber Island, recorded in Of- with the requirements set call 850 653 6735
Florida Statutes as pro- petitioner's substantial in- ficial Records Vol. 879, Pp. forth above. www.ftc.gov/jobscams on 23rd St. 653-8792 or
vide below. The proce- terests are or will be af- 373-541, Public Recordsof February26,2009 3220 1-877-FTC-HELP 653-7777
dures for petitioning for a fected by the agency Franklin County, Florida. 1281T OF
hearing are set forth be- determination; NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF A public service
low. The project is located (b) All easements, STORMWATER APPLI- message from the FTC 1 br, 1 ba 257 Prado Apal.
at 13 Water Street, Apa-ted (c) A statement of rights, appurtenances, CATION and The ews Herald $55 mo $300 Dep Water
lachcola, FL 32320, on $160 UEEN PILLOW OP ClassifiedAdvertising & Trash Incl. Please Call
Apalachicola River, Class toner received notice of and gas rights and profits, Noticeis herebygiventhatMattress & box. Manufac- Department 1-850-653-6735
III Waters of the State, the agency decision; water rights and all fixtures pursuant to Chapter 373, ranty. 2227783 Delivery Postal Service Now Hir
Special Outstanding Flor- now or hereafter a part of Florida Sta ptern373,
Special Outstanding Flor now or hereafter a part ofChap- ranty. 222-7783 Delivery Postal Service Now Hir-
da Waters, near the Apa- (d) A statement of all the real property described ter 62-346, Florida Admn-available.ingl Average Pay
ah rA a disputed issuesof material above; p i----/h o OO $,0EOTE ,
lachicola Aquatic Pre- istrative Code (FA.C.), the $20-$27/hour. $57,000 per RECREATIONAL
serves, Prohibited Shellfish fact. If there e none, the following application for an year. 1-877-392-6473, 1 br, 1 ba4418th St. Apal. 8100 Antique & Collectibles
Harvesting Area, a portion etitionmustsondcate (c) All rents, issues, Individual Stormwater Per- Monday-Thursday, $575 mo,$300 dep. Water 110a-Cars
of Section 1, Township profits, revenue, income, mt has been received by 8:00am-7:00pm. Fr., & Trash ncl Please call 8120 Spos Utility Vehicles
9S, Ranget 08-W, in (e Aconcise state- condemnationce aF wa tea 8:00am-1:00pm. EST 850-653-6735 1 Trucks
Franklin County, Latitud ment of the ultimate facts insurance proceeds andWater ManagementDis FURNITURE 8140- Vans
29 43'37.2N, Lonitude: alleged, including the spe- other benefits from the trict LIQUIDATION 18150- Commercial
8458'54.6"W, Franklin cific facts that the petl- property described above; Everything must go!!! New 1, &2, br 810 Mtorcycles
County, Florida. tioner contends warrant re- A n #651 r household furniture: MAT Apalachicola, FL. 8170 Auto Parts
County Florida sa or modificaton of w (d) All improvements buar 6 TRESSES,Livng Roo Call 850-643-7740. 20- ts
A person whose substan the agency's proposed ac- now or hereafter erected the Florida Department of Dining room, Bedroom 8220 Personal Watercraft
speifi rules o abstan- the Florida Department of 0 Sa s C al 69 77 or 51 66 8310-raiati
tlal interests are affected tion; and on the property described Environmental Protection Sets and MOREl Brand 2 br, 2 ba, outdoor pool. ioat
bythe Departmen'saction above in (a); Division of Recreation and name furniture all brand 598 Three Rivers Rd 8240- Boat & Marine
may petition for an admn- (f) Astatement of the Parks for removal of an New with full warranty. Call Ca lle. $800 month. Supplies
mayadmin- specific rules or statutes (e) All equipment, per Parks, for removal of an toset up an appointment Call 697-3707 or 519-6468 a8310- Aircrafl/Aviation
istrative proceeding e or statutes (e Al existing gravel parking up an appointment E8320 ATV/ff Road Vehicles
hearing ) under sections hat the petitioner con- sona property an fxtures area, construction of a 850-222-2113. Everything Ib DW 100 C ers Trailers
(he120.569 aring) under 120.57 of the tends require reversal or owned by Mortgagor lo n n is first come, frs served. 6100 Business 3 b,r 2 ba, DW 1600 sq. ft. 8330- Campers & Trailers
120.569 and 120.57 of the o the stormwater management is first come, firs served. 6100 Business/ 8340 Motorhomes
cated on said real prop- Commercial with utility room, fireplace 340 Moorhms
Florida Statutes. The pet modification of the cated on said real prop facility, and paving of two 6110 -Apartmenls and jacuzzl, secluded on
tion must contain the infor- agency's proposed action; erty; small parking lots that will 8120 -Beach Rentals 1.5 acres, % mile from
mation set forth below and serve the Orman House, S 6130 Condo/rownhouse public beach, between a110o]
must be filed (received by (g) Astatement of the (f) All licenses, per- The Botanical Gardens, 1 iI 6140 House Rentals Carrabelle & Apalachicola.
the clerk) n the Office of relief sought by the petl- mits, development orders, and The Three Service 3260 6150 Roommale Wanted Rnovat $575 Chrysler Sebring Con-
the lerk) in the Office of tioner, stating preclselythe regulatory approvals and Men Memorial, at Market 160 -Rooms for Rent Newly Renovated, Certible 1998 $425 Down,
General Counsel of the on atpreciselyal a Men Memorial, at Market 60 MobileHom/Lot mo, neg. 1st & sec. Call vertible 1998 $425 Down,
Department at 3900 Com- action that the petitioner other governmental ap- Street and Martin Luther ONLINE Out-o-Town Rentals 954-816-7004 $3,900. Daylight Auto Fi-
monwealth Boulevard, Mall wishes the agency to take provals used or required inKg Blvd., Apalachicola. Pnancng, 2816 Hwy 98 W.
Station 35, Tallahassee with respect to the connection with the devel- King Blvd.,Apaachcoa PHARMACY 6190 Timeshare Rentals215-1769
Station 35, Tallahassee, 6200- Vacation Renlals 9am/9pm 215-1769
Florida 32399-3000. agency's proposed action, opment, construction on Interested personsmay Buy Soma, Ultram,
and use of said real prop- commentupon theseap Fioricet, $71.99/90 Qty a Ford Crown Victoria 1997
Because theadministrative A petition that does not erty; plications or submit a writ $107/180 Qty PRICE IN 3 $375 Down, $2,900, 0% In-
hearing process is de dispute the material facts ten C fr a Dl f LUDES PRESCRIPTION!00 br $ Nice neib terest Daylght Auto Fi-
ind t t in on whchthe Departments (g) All leases of said request for a staff re hood, Ave A, Eastpolnt, terest, Daylight Auto Fi
signed to re-determine f- actionwhs based shall statement's (g) All leases of said port containing proposed $25 Coupon Mention: For Ren Space available $550 mo $500 dep. Call nancng 2816 Hwy 98W.








flsunder acth i oni s t base d smsh l sted a l profets oacc ru t#h148.$. 850-215-1769
a tifilnth bat no such facts are in tionthereof, agency action regarding #4131 1-8885182482 for small business or of 670-8820 for information. 9am9pm 8502151769
application, that no such facts ae n ton salthereof, nowor here tr -drugstore.org Tile. Utfltes included.
petition for an administer dispute and otherwise ter entered into and al the application by wri nting lWanted prreg f Utinlins rite 3 b, 2 b, O Te A F
onshall contain the same i Front Steps of the Franklin terest of the Northwest FlordaDowntown Historic Apa belle Rver. Garage, 2816 Hwy 98W 9am/9pm
tlve hearing mayreultWae shall contain the same in- right, title and interest ofDis lachlcola. 29 Ave. E.
tve hearing a formation as set forth Mortgagor thereunder, 3 in- r P i 4a 2- 3 $1,00 month $0 de- 80-25-
and lease, or even aden above, as required by rule cludang, without lmitation, se apOice e 850-653-6459 posit. 850-545-8813
SUander0 cash or securities ) 2-D, The Delaney Center fC l 81 3 br, 2 ba, beautiful home Chevy Blazer 1998 $375
o ns 120.5692) (c) ren nes a d p ite erncimines deps uiing, 2252 Killearn in south historic district of Down, $3,200. 0% interest
of the application. Accord- Techn cl
ingly, the applicant is ad- tlons 120.5 ) (c) and ied th aerwner rsat eter d aaassee palachcola. $850 mo + Daylight Auto Financing
vised not to commence (d) of the Florida Statutes, to said leases, and all FL. Such comments or re-y 98
construction or other activ- a petition for admlnlstratlve rents, issues, proceeds quests must be received es22922 320 2816 Hwy 98W. 9am/9pm
ities under this hearing must bedsmssed and profits accruing with by 5:00 p.m. within 14 850-653-6735 2












snot ment daysafterthesale. eflus. convenience store (blure). 9am/9pm 850-215-1769
permit/lease until the by the agency if the petl- respect thereto; days from date of pubh- 1 br, 1 ba & 2 br, apart-
perit/eae nti the ton does not substantially A J N S tant men. unfn elec waer Ford E lorer 2002, $750














smhn,rran rec b ordey of the Department. p etresofpctrch t Cou; d from ed a p Call 927-2163formore Info Lanark elage 2 br apt, er do rs sCo
deadlines below for filing a IIn l% vDown $5,500. Daylight
petition for an adm inr a comply with the above re- at public sale, to the high- c a-inc. Tile floor, upart cy to s 50- 0
ustra- e4100 Help Wantpd press panelling, private 3 br, 2 ha, On The Auto Financing O%lnterest,
qulrements or is untimely est bidder, for cash, at the No further public notice 4130 Employment







time must hearing, or request for filed. Front Steps of the Franklin will be poderegarding t dep 850-545-8813 $1150/mo 1 yr lease, se- Ford F-150 1998 $550
anOffie of General o e filed. Front Steps of the Frankl posed agency action by deck 1 block from beach Carrabelle River. Garage, 2816 Hwy 98W. 9am9pm
ofie.County Courthouse, 33 these applications. Per- 40 4 0 2 5 5 7 3 $1,000 month $500 de- 850-215-1769















notemxeson oaltf nt lem e fof hh avendderR 1N20 ICE OF FINAL ost vi dd a er en tIhe Food Serv/Hospitality W/Drms &tio na t. A o n -rs m oreq red 2816gHh A W am/9p
expired. This action is final and ef- Market Street, Apalacbi- these appliations. Per- 850-653-6459 posit. 850-545-8813

of the Florida with the Clerk of the De- ngs or to receive a copy 4 OO to district. Cblwtr incl
Admnstratllve Code, a artment unless a petition person clamngn interest DPof the Technical Staff Re-spcial. First month rent 2 0
time period for filing a pet filed in accordance with in the surplus from the o eT alPROTEC- 110 free with deposit and 12
person until those requestant is al portshould requesttha 422was ssued on Decem- some Biz Support vate entrance and deck. 3brba4418thlease t.Aa. 2 br and 3br98
interests are affected by the above. Upon the timely sale, if any, other than the rt t th 3 br 3 ba448th Apa Down interest
Ss writing to the address$806 mo $500 Dep Wate
a cted upon. a rest filing of petition this order property owner as of theF above or by e-marl to C 0 M. FT 0S d 8 s available le Call Da t A
the Departet at wil not be effective until date of the it s pendens a e rPLTN m t Ca r $750 decp850-653-a3838 & ash In0 7 Pease Ca. Dyight Auo F
may also request an exten upon ther ErpPermts@nwfwmd.stat Clerk needed for5 Gr pl -n
sion of time to file a pet further order of the Depart- mustfile a claim within 60 e.fl.us.rpe r t a d a 9am/9pm 850-215r1769
th dadlin e he e nt. days after thCaabele. The s t use onvenience store (blue).eSERV S

w, fra g cue order of the Department. Clerk of Circuit Court sons are entitled to re 4 2 ba wF a app l gea motor, transmission,
swgrn reues t e.^ S ^ --^ S f ,
on e ent th ime e at t r Mquest an adm instrativ Cale 7 o moe noLanark Village 2 br apt, incl dishwasher, w/d in good condition $900. Call
for an extension of time. The applicant hasthe right By: Mchele Maxwell hearing, pursuant to Title G Florida room, Some unit, Pool, hot tub, sauna tosee 850-653-1430
Requests for extension of to seek judicial review of Deputy Clerk 28, Florida Administrative furniture $450 mo + $200 + guest apt with full bath
time must be filed with C o r the o under ei eCode, regarding the pro-mm n dep 850-545-8813 $1150mo 1 yr lease, se- Ford F-150 1998 $550
Office of GeneralCounsel with120.68of the FloridaStatry March5,2009 p to restore the hydrologic HIRINbycurty deposit, cr check Down $4,900 O interest










wOffice of Genertal Ceounselt C ommission and served pat rh connection between bthe Pool side. Covered br oat ties. Call 229-221-1320 fi ng $39,000qured, Daylight Auto Financing
of the Department at 3900 utes, by the filing of a no- 1254T submitting a written tre- nanarking. Lg ra. and re ru ird, D aylight Auto ina si
Commonwealth Boule- tlce of appeal under rule NOTICE OF FINAL quest after reviewing the Food Serv/Hospitality W/D, C/H/A, yard $550 N o n- s m o k e r s 2816 Hwy 98W. 9am/9pm
vard, Mail Station 35, Tal- 9.110 of the Florida Rules AENCACTIN T EN staff rert mo, 1st & last. Ask for Jim850-2151769
lahassee, Florida of Appellate Procedure BY THE NORTHWEST February26,2009 2 Sober Cooks 850-697-27881-780076502579
32399-3000, before the ap the o e FLORIDA WATER MAN- Good hours. Good pay.Townhomes for rent 8- -
plicable deadline. A timely apartment in the Office of AGEMENT DISTRICT 1290T Apply at The Grll in Jones Homestead- Pon-
Administrative Code General Counsel, 3900 Shassee, FL 32309 other aquatic wildlife. i S s
request forda extension of nwealh Boul person hose sstan- T OF I Apalachicola anyway derosa pines. End of year/ 210
time shall toll the running Comonwealth Boule- Notice s given that DARTMENT OFEN _612 special. First month rent














eary, 2 C ae aRONMENTAL PROTEC- free th deposit and 12YOUR
time period for filng a peti- v l San 3, Tal- stormwater permit number TIONal- SA .ee w h deposit and b1p
tion until th e st Florida, 422 was issued on Decem Home Biz Training tmonh lease. 2 br and b
acte upon. If a request s 3000;andbyng ber23 28 2008, to Florida PT $400-$1,200 Mo. FT Island units available. Call
maythi grdat it upon. a a of p ranie NOTICE OFmn Servicesifo co [I22 74710
filed late, the Department cpy o Department of Manage- I O$2,000 to $6,000Mo. Call $160nn St. e 850- 2278404 orgen
matiysl grant t upon a app e ic f element ofment Services for con- APPLICATION727-865-6795 Garbage included pool 229-734-0717L
motion by the requ the applicable filing fees structlon of a new office The Department an- table. 12'X65' deck Fisherman Boat

party shoewng that the fall- building for the Florida Ionnforeceipt of an ap- rre-I-rmBeautiful view, Call 34' 1983
ure to file a request for an trct court of appeal. The Fish & Wildlife Conserva- ounces recet of an ap r-7-2163 a t Plsu ywe C eo
pry so w notice of appeal must be dis buldn agefo et Flrida epartment and r. 8 6 5 8.
extension of time before filed within 30 days fromust be tion Commission on Gra- plisucation for a wetland re- 6150 sels, Fly Brdge, Out
the deadline was the result fled thn 30 days from hamDrive, CarrabelleThe souce permit and auRigers, Diesel Genera-
the date when the final or- thorizatlon to use sover- SERVERS i Rr D l G
of excusable neglect. dersfledththe Cle project includes pavedladfereC Od* *-CO Stor (new), full cabin,
eign submerged lands, file -COOKS
In the event that a the Department. Requests parking, paved drives, and number 39-245669- 130 Galley, Trim Tabs, Bait
tim for review before the Land tomwater management 003-DF, from the Florida HOSTS Beautiful 3 br, 2 ba spa- Station, Platform with
boanriti i and WaterA a facilities, Fish and Wildlife I Carrabelle cious home in south his- ladder, Bottom and
hearing Commission must be filed Conservation Commission BLUE PARROT 3 br, 2 ba Unfurnished, toric district of Apalachl- Zinc's good. Runs
whose substantial interests i ere The lcatlon for this permit is connection between the Please apply person Pool side. Covered boat ties. Call 229-221-1320 ng $39,000 OBO At
will be affected by the out- the Department within FridayyRiveruaFidh e between 9a-5pm 7 daysL
come of the administrative on6Monday through Apalachicola parking. .-ng---. 603. Call 850-871-9300
process have the right to 20 days from the date for legal holidays), northern arm of the historic week@ PRICE REDUCED
Swhen the final order is filed (except a B 850-8-9
petition to intervene in the the fler is fie 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at oxbow sys Blue Parrott For appointment __ ____________
proceeding. Intervention withtheCler f thete Te p e st. George Island 850-877-7696 The purpose of t S r a-
willrbeo nly atthedrvenn wDepartment. Water Management project is to improve flush- L-......638' Blackfin Combi, 1997.
tion of the presiding officer Districtts ER naieeTh ing intothe backwater area T/600hp Volvo dsis, full
upon the filing of a motion The application is available of the system, which will tuna tower, helm deck AC,
t ffef onerTDelaney Center Building, greatly enhance the quality 2 huge live wells, new
in compliance with rule for public inspection dur Suite 2-D 2252 Killearn of this nhancethequafty an1 electronics '07. Asking
28-106.205 of the Florida ing normal business hours, Center Boulevard, Talla habitat for f2sh and1rnc 07. Asking
Administrative Code. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., hassee, FL 32309. R TE 29k Make offer, serious
Monday through Friday, seller. Chris McFarland
In accordance with rules except legal holidays, at The project site Is located 7100- Homes @# 251-747-6830
Drw l epartmlet hoflnir A person whose substan-o bankoftheAp 7110- Beach Home[
28-106.111(2) and Department of Environ- tlal interests are affected onathecea Rv2a0ytNav-
62110.106(3)(a)(4), pet al Protection, 160 by the District permitting alo a Rive at Na Lbry gaD E R UCommerical
Governmental Center, ton7130 Condo/Townhouse _______________
tionsfOr ban administratiVe Suite 201, Pensacola, Flor- decisinmay petitiOnhfOr County, Florida; Section Cashier 7140- Fa s & Ranches 8240
i23 Township 5 South, 7150 Lots and Acreage
mt fdwain 26a 2009 in accordance with Sec Range 9 West, Latitude: Clerk needed at mini 710- Mobile Homes/Lots SELL YOUR
days of receipt of this writ- tions 120.569 and 120.57 7170 Walerfront
ten notice. Petitions filed 1240T .S., or may choose to tude 85611 West The convenience store "Blue". 7180- Investment BOAT!
by any persons other than IN THE CIRCUIT COURT pursue mediation as an al- water body is the nights 7190 Opty BYoa i Trya a profess
the applicant, and other OF THE SECOND JUDI- ternatve remedy under e afct o Ie M st be able to work u l ofETown
than those entitled to CIAL, CIRCUIT IN AND Section 120.573, Florida lacl er a and/or weekends. 70-Tm e years experience, 5censed
written notice under sec- FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY, Statutes, and Rules Class IWteot he Sta s bonded. Chres McFar-
tlon 120.60(3) of the Flor- FL 28-106.111 and and Outstanding Flor@da&b
ida Statutes, must be filed 28-106.401-404, Florida House Keeper's Needed
within 21 days of publica- DONALD J. MASON and Administrative Code. Petl- Th7100 im b
tion of the notice or within DEBORAH JEANNE MA- tions must complywc ands be at Buccaneer Inn on St. Port St. Jorge
21 days of such notice, re- SON requirements of Florida fo c ise cCOMPLETE PACKAGES
gardless of the date of Plaintiffs, Administrative Code, for public inspector dur George Island and S ames Bay FROM $4,995
VS.pfiled with (e d bt 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Property. Priced way be-
Under section 120.60(3) of District Clerk located at Monday through Fr idayFM rm t Cl ake a ue Ples
t ut ho- LRAWTECON M.HIL, WDitrit Hdqu s, 8 the Northwest District, Tal- O5U) 927-2163 call Counts Real Estate www.xtmeindustries.com
ever, any person who has LLC. LAWTON M. CHILLS, Water Management Drive, lahassee Branch Office at Group at 850-249-3615 11


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Local


Thursday, February 26, 2009


HERITAGE from page B1


with the county's medical
services.
Former Chapman
Elementary School
teacher Lorine Banks had
assembled a booth full
of inventions thought up
over the year by African
Americans. The well-
known ones, like George
Washington Carver's
ingenuity with peanuts,
were there, as well as
lesser-known inventions,
such as the egg beater
(Willis Johnson, 1884),
lawn mower (J.A. Burr,
1899), tricycle (M.A.
Cherry, 1886), and the
folding chair (Purdy and
Sadgwar, 1889).
The annual festival
got underway on Friday
afternoon with the
traditional ribboncutting,
handled by Mount-
Simmons as she was
flanked by a host of county
officials.
Parade Grand Marshall
Commissioner Noah
Lockley was called way
on a medical emergency
and in his place, Barbara
McNair took part in the
ceremony.
On Friday night, gospel
music and local talent
dominated the stage,
constructed by Mark
Rodgers' Apex Sound.
The parade began
Saturday morning on
the crisp and sunny day,
complete with festival
royalty who included
youngsters Marcus
Clayton, Alonna Brown,
Meleah Croom, Kanilya
Ray, A'Jaiden McNair and
Jhamere Rhodes.
The collection of 13
famous and storybook
characters, organized
by Brenda Benjamin,
were once again on hand
in full-colorful dress.
They included Hillary
Clinton (Rhonda Skipper),
President Obama (Antonio
Sanders), Clown (Celia
McIntyre), Condoleeza
Rice (Benita Smith), Nun
(Annie Austin), Queen of
the Nile (Ashley Robinson),
Mrs. Santa Claus (Brenda
Benjamin), Superwoman
(Barbara McNair), Super
Girl (Sharavia McNair),
Pirate (Tracy Garner),
Scarecrow (Tami Ray
Hutchinson), Mad Scientist
(Terry Tipton), Fairy
(Stella Bryant).
At the opening
ceremonies, Willie and
Ella Speed were honored


Fonda Davis holds up an original work by Florida Highwayman artist Robert L.
Lewis, Winner of the painting, valued at close to $700, was Carla Whitehead.


Willie and Ella Speed were honored for embodying "the true spirit of our
people, family-focused, spiritually devoted and community activist."


for the .contributions as
"an African American
couple who embody the
true spirit of our people,
family-focused, spiritually
devoted and community
activist."
The afternoon featured
gospel music, sung by
Beyla Walker, of Covenant
Word, and by Temolynn
Wintons and Love Center
youth.
A performance by
Yazid, a family of African


heritage drummers from
Tallahassee, graced the
stage Saturday afternoon,
followed by an ethnic
fashion show organized by
Brenda Cummings.
The evening
entertainment included
former Apalachicola
resident J. Blakk, an up-
and-coming rap and hip-
hop artist, followed by the
P& W Trio from Albany GA
as headliner.
The festival continued


in earnest Sunday with
a community worship
service featuring clergy
from through the Hillside's
churches. Pastor David
Walker was speaker this
year.
Mount-Simmons said
H-COLA plans to expand
the number of booths
next year, with even more
focused on cultural and
educational theme. The
group is also planning to
create a scholarship fund.


Temperature


Date
Thu, Feb 26
Fri, Feb 27
Sat, Feb 28
Sun, Mar 01
Mon, Mar 02
Tue, Mar 03
Wed, Mar 04


High
690
71
700


% Precip
10%
10%
30%
10%
10%
0%
10%


TIDE TABLES
MONTHLY AVERAGES
To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for APALACHICOLA:
HigH Low
Cat Point Minus0:40 Minus 1:17
East Pass Minus 0:27 Minus 0:27a
To find the tides of the following areas, subtract the indicated times
from those given for CARRABELLE:
HigH Low
Bald Point Minus 9:15 Minus 0:03

APALACHICOLA
02/26 Thu 04:19AM 1.3 H 10:42AM 0.1 L
04:41PM 1.3 H 11:02PM 0.2 L


02/27 Fri 05:11AM 1.2 H
04:55PM 1.3 H

02/28 Sat 06:09AM 1.1 H
05:14PM 1.4 H


11:01AM 0.3 L
11:38PM 0.0 L

11:21AM 0.5 L


03/01 Sun 12:20AM -0.1 L 07:17AM 1.0 H
11:42AM 0.7 L 05:38PM 1.5 H


03/02 Mon 01:14AM -0.2 L
11:56AM 0.9 L


03/03 Tue 02:28AM

03/04 Wed 04:09AM


08:47AM 1.0 H
06:08PM 1.6 H


-0.2 L 06:47PM 1.6 H

-0.2 L 07:39PM 1.5 H


CARRABELLE
02/26 Thu 02:54AM 2.1 H 08:29AM
03:16PM 2.1 H 08:49PM


02/27 Fri 03:46AM 1.9
03:30PM 2.1


0.2 L
0.3 L


08:48AM 0.5 L
09:25PM 0.0 L


02/28 Sat 04:44AM 1.8 H 09:08AM 0.8 L
03:49PM 2.2 H 10:07PM -0.2 L


03/01 Sun 05:52AM 1.6 H
04:13PM 2.4 H

03/02 Mon 07:22AM 1.6 H
04:43PM 2.6 H


03/03 Tue 12:15AM

03/04 Wed 01:56AM


09:29AM 1.1 L
11:01PM -0.3 L

09:43AM 1.4 L


-0.3 L 05:22PM 2.6 H

-0.3 L 06:14PM 2.4 H


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