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Progress' response time questioned in Carrabelle crash


By Lois Swoboda and David
Adlerstein
Times Staff Writers

County officials ex-
pressed anger Tuesday
morning at the timing of
Progress Energy's re-
sponse to a one-car col-
lision Saturday morning
that left an 18-year-old
Carrabelle man in a coma.
Joshua Michael Davis,
18, remained in critical
condition after sustaining
life-threatening injuries
when his 1999 Ford F-150
truck rammed into a util-
ity pole at about 1:11 a.m.
Saturday, on U.S. 98 about


a half mile east of State
Route 65.
At issue is how long
it took Progress Energy
to arrive at the accident
scene, and what could or
could not have been done
prior to the Progress
crew's arrival.
"I think the safety of
every citizen in Franklin
County has been jeopar-
dized by this plan (to move
Progress Energy staff and
equipment out of the coun-
ty) that we didn't agree
with," said Commissioner
Bevin Putnal at Tuesday's
county commission meet-
ing.
"It took Progress En-


ergy two hours to respond.
The first responders and
other emergency per-son-
nel had to sit there all that
time and watch that car
burn to a crisp. That man
was thrown out and they
had to sit there and watch
him. They couldn't tend to
him," said Putnal.
"What if he had been
in the car? I move we see
what can be done about
this. It's time we do some-
thing," he said. "Any one
of their employees could
have cut off the power.
I asked them why they
didn't do it and they said
they weren't allowed."
Suzanne Grant, a Prog-


ress spokeswoman, de-
clined comment on the
matter. "As is customary
any time there in an inci-
dent involving a member of
the public who is injured,
we do not comment," said
Grant. "We are doing an
internal investigation and
until it's completed, we
won't have any specifics.
It should be completed in
several days."
According to the acci-
dent report prepared by
Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper B.S. Roddenber-
ry, Davis veered onto the
south shoulder of the road-
way, and lost control when
he swerved back to reen-


ter the eastbound lane.
Davis' truck traveled
north, crossing both travel
lanes, and onto the grassy
shoulder, where its right
front collided with a power
pole and then a tree.
The truck went air-
borne, and its roof collided
with the tree before com-
ing to a stop, facing south
near the area of collision.
Downed power lines
fell on the rear of the
truck, which then erupted
in flames. Davis, who was
not wearing a seatbelt,
was ejected.
Roddenberry, one of
two troopers assigned to
police a four-county region


at the time, arrived on the
scene at 1:51 a.m. He said
he was told by Deputy
Lawrence Brannan that
the vehicle was engulfed
in flames when he had
arrived on the scene min-
utes after the collision
occurred. "He busted out
a window and didn't see
anyone in the vehicle,"
said Roddenberry.
The trooper said law
enforcement officials
knew the driver had been
ejected, but were unable
to locate him.
"You just can't go in
there when there's hot

See PROGRESS 5A


Commission


voles to lobby


for stimulus


funds

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

At Tuesday
morning's meeting,
the county com-
mission waived the
bid process and
voted to pay Gover-
nance Services LLC
$20,000 to lobby for
grant money from SCOTT MADDOX
the federal stimulus
package.
The agreement is subject to re-
view of the contract with Gover-
nance by County Attorney Michael
Shuler.
At the Feb. 17 meeting of the
county commission, former Talla-
hassee mayor and state Democ-rat-
ic Part chairman Scott Maddox gave
a presentation on lobbying services
offered by Governance and designed
to acquire stimulus money for rural
Panhandle counties.
Maddox requested a $20,000 fee in
advance for a one-year contract with
the county. Governance proposed to
capture grant money by presenting
a regional package to the funding
agencies.

See COMMISSION 5A


Apalachicola

traffic stop

triggers tri-county

chase

By Jonas Hogg and C. Brady Calhoun
Florida Freedom

A woman who allegedly led au-
thorities on a three-county car
chase was in guarded condition in
the surgical intensive care unit at
Bay Medical Center Tuesday, and
authorities said she faces multiple
charges upon her release.
The woman, identified by Apala-
chicola police as Dorothy Plan-
thaber, age unknown, faces charges
of evasion and eluding in Franklin
and Gulf counties, along with similar
charges in Mexico Beach and Apala-
chicola, authorities said Monday.
Planthaber faces an additional
See CHASE A5


DAVID ADLERSTEIN I The Times
Seahawks freshman Carlos Morris reaches high to block a shot by Cottondale's Dominique Webb, as Seahawks junior
guard Arron Prince looks up, in Saturday's regional final.



Win over Cottondale earns first Final Four


By Tim Croft
Florida Freedom Newspapers

Franklin County's state
championship dreams found
nourishment at the Hawks
Nest on Satur-day night.
Before a packed, boisterous
home crowd the Seahawks (26-
5) jumped to a big first-half lead
and kept Cottondale (19-11) at
arm's length the rest of the way
for a 49-39 victory.
The win earned a berth in
the Thursday morning's state
Class 2A semifinals in Lake-
land against defending state
champion Jacksonville Arling-
ton Country Day (23-7).
Start of the game is at 11:30


a.m. and will be carried live on
WOYS 100.5 EM., with George
Thompson doing the announc-
ing
The key Saturday night for
Franklin County was a box-
and-one defense that limited
Hornet standout Marcus Hu-
mose's impact on the game as
he managed just seven points.
"We shut down No. 2 (Hu-
mose), that was the difference,"
Seahawks coach Fred Drake
said. "That was the plan. I put
my best defensive player on
him (Jeremy James) and from
the start of practice this week
the plan was we wanted to take
him out of the game."
The Seahawks also enjoyed
an advantage off the boards


(14-8) and in taking care of the
ball, with five turnovers to Cot-
tondale's six.
The most obvious advantage
was with the rim and net, as nei-
ther team shot well, but Frank-
lin County could at least boast
shooting more than 30 percent,
while Cottondale could not.
"We missed way too many
easy layups and easy shots,"
said Cottondale coach Chris
Obert. "We needed to be more
efficient at the line. We didn't
do that, either. But you have
to give them credit. They had
a great atmosphere for a ball-
game."
The Seahawks' early run
started in the opening minutes
of the second quarter.


After the teams spent much
of the first 10 minutes of the
game trying to establish a
rhythm, Cottondale closed a
six-point first quarter lead to
13-9 with 6:17 left in the open-
ing half.
At that point, the Seahawks
reeled off 10 unanswered
points with blocked shots from
freshman Carlos Morris and ju-
nior Arron Prince and offensive
teamwork. Two assists from
senior Deshaun Winfield, who
also had a team-high 12 points,
led to easy baskets and 14-point
lead.
The Hornets ended the run
exactly four minutes later and

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A root beer toast for Dona Austin's 100th


By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter
It's official! Feb. 27 is Dona
Austin Day.
Dona Austin, who reached the
age of 100 on Friday, is believed
to be the oldest woman in the
county. Spero Buzier, who achieved
a century on Feb. 11, is its oldest
citizen.
In honor of Miss Dona's
birthday, Apalachicola Mayor
Van Johnson named Friday
Dona Austin Day in a public
proclamation.
About three dozen friends
gathered to sing Happy Birthday to
Miss Dona at her home on Avenue
E.
Franklin County ElderCare
Director Bert Ivey brought her a
tribute of root beer, her birthday
wish, and a peppermint patty.
Other well-wishers presented
her with flowers, ice cream and
a chocolate cake decorated with
lavender roses.


"I belonged to the
Order ofRebekah one
time, a long time ago.
Long as you know the
Word, you can always
get in. There's a word
that will open any
door in A erica."

Dona Austin
who turned 100 Feb. 27

"We have been friends for
years," said longtime friend
Ezella Hicks. "Somebody told
me about her and I just came
up and started talking, visiting.
She's been one of the best friends
I ever had. They are truly good
people, her and Myrtie too.
They're good honest folk."


Apalachicola natives might
remember Austin and her sister,
Myrtle Hinckley, as longtime
employees of the Oasis Bar and
Package Store.
Born in Mobile, Ala., Austin
spent much of her life in
Apalachicola and now shares a
house in the historic district with
Hinckley.
The sisters first moved to
Apalachicola with their parents
and five siblings on May 1, 1928,
when the girls' father came to
work for Sheip Lumber Company.
Miss Dona was the oldest child.
Asked to comment on her 100th
birthday, Austin said, "I belonged
to the Order of Rebekah one time,
a long time ago. Long as you know
the Word, you can always get in.
There's a word that will open any
door in America."
Founded in 1851, The Order of
Rebekah Lodge is a subsidiary of
the Odd Fellows, and was the first
lodge for women in this secret
society.


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Two escape injury from Market Street fire


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

Disaster was averted late
Sunday evening after a fire
began on the ground floor
of a two-story building in
downtown Apalachicola.
Crews from the
Apalachicola Volunteer Fire
Department were able to
control the fire within a half
hour, as smoke continued
to pour from the first floor
window and ceiling. The
firefighters shot a cannon
spray of water into the front
window, and later, a crew
from Eastpoint arrived to
assist.
The fire was first seen
behind a front window on the
first floor of the 82 Market
Street storefront that houses
a souvenir and gift shop
operated by John Lee. Three
apartments are on the upper
floor.
David Singley, who lives
above the shop, said his wife,
Edgie, was on the balcony of
their apartment around 10
p.m. when she said, "I heard
something pop."
"I came down and saw the
flames," said David Singley.
"I said, let's get out of here."
At the El Jalisco Mexican
restaurant across the
street, Georgette Colson, of
Apalachicola, said she saw
the flames sometime before
9:45 p.m.
"I smelled wire," said
Colson. "I thought it was
from the burrito.
"Then through the
window I saw fire, and first
I thought it was the glare
from the kitchen. I stood up


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Firefighters from the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department extinguish the blaze Sunday evening at 82 Market Street.
and screamed and they're Times, arrived on the scene "was accidental, possibly minimal, mostly confined and smoke damage on the


thinking I was crazy."
Restaurant manager
Antonio Galegos said
customers called 911 on the
restaurant's telephone.
Colson and her husband
said they ran across the
street, yelling to stir anyone
inside, and were relieved
to see the Singleys safely
outside.
Lee, owner of the 15-year-
old building, which once
housed the Apalachicola


around 10:30 p.m. after
being summoned to the fire
by Sheriff Skip Shiver.
"As long as David and
Edgie are all right, that's all
that matters," said Lee.
The cause of the
fire remains under
investigation.
In a telephone interview
Monday, Jason Roberts,
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A4 I The Times OJ inion


Thursday, March 5, 2009


RED WHITE AND ROUX


Waste not,



want not, but



all for naught?


I have been pondering
waste, plenty and
frugality.
I am reminded of a
time in Miami when I was
only 7 or 8 years old. My


grandparents,
Steve and Johnny
Roux, lived on
a hand-built
yacht moored
in a marina
there. Nana and
I took walks in
the evening,
sometimes to the
neighborhood
bodega and
sometimes just
aimless meandering.
There was a house


Cr-





RED WI
AND R
Denise R


with a huge mango tree
in the yard. Enormous,
ripe mangos littered the
ground, filling the air
with the smell of their
sweet rot and the buzz
of humming wasps. As
many mangos as a person
could want were there for
the taking, even if many
were slightly imperfect.
I look at the hard, green
knots in the grocery store
for $1.79 each, and I yearn
to gather up the largesse
littering that yard in
Miami.
I had a similar feeling
this past week as I visited
Apalachicola High School.
We got the
announcement over the
intercom on Monday:
"Teachers, you have until
5 p.m. today to retrieve
anything you might want
from Apalachicola High
School."
What? I had to work
until 3 and drive there
from Eastpoint. That gave
me about an hour-and-a-
half to tour the building,
determine if there was
anything of value and load
it into my van unassisted.
I suspected it was
a fool's errand. I had
previously visited the
Carrabelle school site in
search of an erstwhile file
cabinet.
A couple of months
ago, I realized my
accumulation of FCAT
preparation material was
just not to be found. I
searched and meditated.
Then I remembered
a low wooden filing
cabinet that had not been
transported to the new
school. After work, I drove
to Carrabelle. The city
government had taken
over the space, but school
property was stored in


the field house and the
gym. I held out faint hope
my file cabinet might still
be found.
The city staff couldn't
have been more helpful. I
am forever grateful
they didn't make
me feel like a jerk.
The charming lady
, from the front desk
literally crawled
over mountains
,.4 of stored office
furniture shining
HITE her flashlight into
)UX dim and dusty
Roux corners.
We were not
successful.
I was speechless at
what I saw. Bookshelves,
chairs, file cabinets
and desks piled to the
ceilings. Computer
keyboards, monitors and
towers bunched together
in a heap. Evidence
that the gym had been
compromised by break-
ins. It was a depressing
sight.
Therefore, I was
somewhat prepared for
my visit to AHS.
The doors were open
that Monday afternoon,
and a few vehicles were
out front. It was "come
one, come all" with no
supervision. Computers
and furniture littered the
cafeteria, but the most
sobering sight was the
library.
I raced over to the
fiction stacks. They were
so crammed together I
couldn't even squeeze
between them. I some
current titles and filled
two boxes. The books
were covered with dust,
and I suspect mold and
mildew spores.
The next day we were
told that AHS would be
open the entire week for
our rescue operations. I
was too demoralized to
go back.
I know the after-school
program, Project Impact,
is poised to take over a
portion of the building. I
want to believe that what
seems like tremendous
waste will be recycled
and reused rather than
discarded and written off.
I can hope.

Denise Roux is a
regular columnist for
the Apalachicola and
Carrabelle Times. Tb
reach her, e-mail her at
rouxwhit@mchsi.com.


A.palachicola
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Be sure to catch where
'local' shrimp are caught
Dear Editor,
I am writing this in response
to the letter to the editor that
was headlined "In search of local
shrimp," which was published in
the Feb. 19 edition of the Times.
The only thing that was local was
the establishment she bought the
shrimp from.
I don't know what color the
shrimp were that she bought, but if
they were pink or a pinkish orange
in color, they were what we call in
the shrimp industry "pink shrimp."


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

If they had an ammonia taste, it
was the iodoform, which is a natural
occurrence found in shrimp mostly
caught or produced in Key West
waters and unloaded locally here off
of boats that fished in those waters
and only unloaded every 15 to 30
days.
The only thing local about these
shrimp is that they were unloaded
here, some off of boats, some off of
trucks.
The shrimp that are caught here
locally are either white or grayish
green in color and were caught
that night and unloaded the next
morning, or were caught that day

WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?


and unloaded that evening, and
therefore have no need for any
chemical additive that extends the
shelf life of the product.
As far as not being able to find
an establishment that is known to
handle only local caught shrimp,
there is one located in the west
end of the county. They only deal
in locally caught shrimp. In fact,
the sign out front states that "our
shrimp slept in the bay last night."
So when buying local shrimp, make
sure they are caught locally.
Sincerely,

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thought to be the closest relative
to the original peppers that grew
wild in the South American coastal
plains. It is known to gourmets but
rarely available, in part because of
its slow maturity.
Chili peppers have been a
part of the human diet in the
Americas since at least 7500 B.C.
There is archaeological evidence
at sites located in southwestern
Ecuador that chili peppers were
domesticated more than 6,000 years
ago.
Christopher Columbus was one
of the first Europeans to encounter
chili peppers in the Caribbean. He
called them "peppers" because of
their similarity in taste, though not
in appearance, to black pepper.
Diego Alvarez Chanca, a
physician on Columbus' second
voyage to the West Indies in 1493,
brought the first chili peppers to
Spain. He first wrote about their
medicinal effects in 1494.
Chili peppers spread rapidly
into the Philippines and then to
India, China, Korea and Japan
aboard the ships of the Spanish and
Portuguese merchant fleets, where
they were incorporated into the
local cuisines.
Somewhere along the way, the
chili reached Hungary, where it
became the national spice in the
form of paprika.
Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-
6-nonenamide) is the chemical that
gives chili peppers their heat, along
with several related chemicals,
collectively called capsaicinoids.
Capsaicin is the primary
ingredient in pepper spray. Pepper
spray will stop a grizzly bear in its
tracks.
Capsaicinoids bind with pain
receptors in the mouth and throat
when eaten, which causes the
lining of the mouth to sense heat.
The brain responds to the burning
sensation by raising the heart rate,
increasing perspiration and release


TRUE OR FALSE?
1. Hot peppers damage your stomach.
2. Hot peppers cure ulcers.
3. Hot peppers promote heartburn.
4. Hot peppers lower cholesterol.
5. Hot peppers cause cancer.
6. Hot peppers help control weight.
7. Hot peppers help you breathe better.
8. Hot peppers can protect your home
from termites.
9. Hot peppers can reduce pain.


1. False. David Y. Graham,
M.D., of the Baylor College of
Medicine put ground jalapenos
through a tube directly into
subjects' stomachs and took
photos; there was no sign of
erosion of the stomach lining or
other harm. In fact, Graham said,
research suggests hot peppers
protect the stomach. His advice: "If
it doesn't hurt you, eat them."
2. False. Some medical
researchers touted hot peppers
as a new ulcer "cure" because
cultures of H. pylori, the bacteria
that causes most ulcers, growing in
test tubes are killed by capsaicin.
Unfortunately, this doesn't work in
human stomachs. When people
infected with H. pylori ate a meal
laced with sliced fresh jalapenos,
the peppers had no effect on the
ulcer-causing bacteria. It appears
hot peppers don't cause, cure or
aggravate ulcers.
3. True. Hot peppers do not
cause new cases of heartburn but
do worsen existing heartburn,
found Sheila Stanley, Ph.D., of the
University of Oklahoma. When
people who had four or more
heartburn attacks a week ate a
sausage and egg breakfast spiked
with cayenne, the pepper triggered

of endorphins (chemicals that
create a sense of pleasure and well
being).
The "heat" of chili peppers is
measured in Scoville units (SHU).
SHUs actually measure the amount
of water in which chili extract must
be diluted in order for it to lose its
heat.
Bell peppers rank at 0 SHU, New
Mexico green chilies at about 1,500
SHU, jalapefios at 3,000-6,000 SHU
and habaneros at 300,000 SHU. The
record for the hottest chili pepper
was assigned by the Guinness Book
of Records to the Naga Jolokia or
ghost pepper, measuring more than
1 million SHU. By comparison, pure
capsaicin measures 16 million SHU.
In 2000, scientists at India's
Defense Research Laboratory
reported a rating of 855,000 units
on the Scoville scale, and in 2004 an


earlier and more severe heartburn.
4. False. There is no good
evidence hot peppers fight
cholesterol, but they might help
combat heart disease by acting as
a mild blood thinner. Capsaicin
also fights inflammation, a newly
identified villain in heart disease.
5. Probably false. Populations
around the world who eat lots of
peppers do not have more stomach
cancer, so experts do not think
it's a worry. In some test-tube and
animal tests, capsaicin even had
an anti-cancer effect slowing tumor
growth.
6. True. Spicy foods, including
hot sauce, speed up metabolism,
burn extra calories and suppress
appetite.
7. True. If you have asthma,
emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
sinusitis, congestion from a cold
or the flu, or other breathing
problems, try eating hot peppers
and hot sauce. Hot peppers break
up phlegm. Red pepper tea is a
traditional cure for respiratory
ailments.
8. True. Researchers have found
that wood treated with capsaicin is
avoided by tunneling termites.
9. True. Hot pepper candy
made with chilies relieves mouth

Indian company obtained a rating
of 1.04 million units for the ghost
pepper. This makes it almost twice
as hot as the Red Savina pepper, the
former record holder.
Professor Paul Bosland of New
Mexico State University's Chile
Pepper Institute was skeptical
of these findings. He grew his
own ghost peppers and found
Naga Jolokia grown from seed in
southern New Mexico to have a
Scoville rating of 1.001 million SHU.
In February 2007, Guinness
World Records certified the ghost
pepper as the world's hottest
chili pepper based on Bosland's
research.
The heat produced by the ghost
pepper is known to be linked to the
climate where they are grown. The
hottest peppers are produced in
areas where rainfall is abundant.


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power lines," said the
trooper. "We knew there
was an ejection, but we
weren't able to go search
for a body."
According to logbooks,
a notation was made at
2:46 a.m., 95 minutes after
the crash occurred, that
Weems Hospital ambu-
lance personnel were un-
able to get to Davis for a
safe rescue.
"What prevented safe
rescue was the live pow-
er line," said the trooper.
"Until that power truck
arrived, there was noth-
ing they could do. Prior to
that there was no way we
could get to the body, and
we tried to do our best in
calling it in."
Roddenberry said that
the 2:46 a.m. time nota-
tion corresponds to when
emergency personnel first
located the body. "We saw
a boot move," said the
trooper.
Roddenberry said the
log indicates a Progress
supervisor arrived at 2:55
a.m. and Progress power
trucks at 2:58 a.m. shut-
ting the power off within
minutes. "We continuously
called Progress to speed
them up," he said.
After shutting down the
power, Progress techni-
cians had to make sure
that no back-up genera-
tors at the consolidated
school would kick in while
they cared for Davis.
The young victim was
transported to Weems,
Roddenberry said, not-
ing that he was informed
at 5:23 a.m. that morning
that Davis was stable but
not yet awake.
Davis was later trans-
ported to Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital's intensive
care unit.
FHP was assisted on
scene by the Franklin
County Sheriff's Depart-
ment, Carrabelle and Apa-
la-chicola police depart-
ments and the Eastpoint
Fire Department.
County commissioners
signaled Tuesday that they
may take the matter to
court. "When do you factor
in the human safety fac-
tor? It's time this big com-
pany understands we're
not going to take this lying
down," asked Commis-
sioner Cheryl Sanders.
"Maybe we need to sue
them," said Putnal. "We
need to be sure we get the
same services as every-
body else. It seems like we
have been singled out to
be abandoned."
Commissioner Pinki
Jackel asked County At-
torney Michael Shuler
what remedies were avail-
able to the commission.
"Even though they are
a private company, Prog-
ress Energy has an obli-
gation to the public trust,"
Shuler answered. "It
sounds to me like they've
breached, or come close to
breaching, that trust. I will
investigate this."


Maddox invited the
county to send representa-
tives to attend a roundtable
discussion among Gover-
nance and representatives
of Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf
and Washington counties
to discuss the pro-posed
lobbying package.
Governance is also
negotiating to represent
Wakulla and Gadsden
counties.
The commission desig-
nated Commissioner Pinki
Jackel and County Planner
Alan Pierce to at-tend.
Jackel and Pierce re-
ported on the meeting,
held in Port St. Joe on Fri-
day. They said Gulf and
Jackson counties commit-
ted at the meeting to sign a
contract with Governance.
They said Governance
guarantees no return for
money spent on lobbying.
"I recommend we seek
a partnership with Gover-
nance," said Jackel. "My
recommendation, based
on all this information,
has been difficult. If we
spend $20,000 and we don't
get a good return, we will
look bad, but we may also
feel left out if other coun-
ties do well in obtaining
grants. My assessment of
Governance is that they
have the staff to keep up
with funding as it becomes
available and this is a very


fast-paced process. I don't
believe we have the staff to
keep up with the stimulus
funding.
"I feel comfortable mak-
ing a recommendation that
$20,000 is a nominal fee for
the services they are of-
fering for one year. I think
they are banking on suc-
cess during the first year
so they can come back and
ask for more money next
year," she said.
Jackel said Apalachic-
ola has already received
$2.5 million in funding
for the new senior center
based on pro bono efforts
of Governance.
"This (lobbying con-
tract) is at the discretion
of the commissioners,"
said Pierce. "The stimu-
lus package is a once in a
lifetime. There's no way
to know where it will go. I
don't know what the rules
are. I have no idea if we are
even eligible for any of it."
Pierce said the first
wave of stimulus money
has been awarded and
Franklin County did not re-
ceive any of it. He said Gulf
County has already been
awarded some funding for
a health care project and
that the stimulus will be
distributed based on a pop-
ulation driven formula.
Sixty-eight percent of
the money will be awarded


to the 10 most populous cal funding in Tallahassee
counties and cities. "The and Washington.
money "If


is going Ca 7
where
the votes calculate
are," said
Commis-
sioner Commis
Bevin Jac
Putnal.
An-
other 32 percent may be
available to counties with
populations of less than
200,000.
Jackel said there is a
state discretionary fund
containing $400 million in
stimulus money, some of
which may be available to
the county.
Pierce and Jackel said
that at Friday's meeting,
Governance representa-
tives said they now plan to
represent counties individ-
ually as well as formulat-
ing a regional package.
"They rethought their
strategy and will work
with us as counties as well
as with the region," Pierce
said. "We can give them
a list and they will tell us
what's eligible and help
us fill out the applica-tions
if we need it. The county
staff will have to provide
the hard numbers for any
grants written."
Pierce said that Gover-
nance will also lobby for lo-


e call it a

ed risk?"

sioner Pinki
ckel


sioner Cheryl
"They need to


we're
going to
do this,
we need
to work
a prior-
ity list
up," said
Commis-
Sanders.
walk the


halls for us with these is-
sues."
Projects mentioned by
commissioners were ex-
panding the jail and build-
ing a new Emergency Op-
erations Center.
Jackel said it was im-
portant for the commis-
sion to make a quick deci-
sion on hiring Governance
because lobbying for stim-
ulus funding was already
underway.
The commission voted
unanimously to partner
with Governance.
"I'm really afraid of it,
but I'm not going to stand
against the whole board,"
said Putnal. "I just don't
think it's going to do any
good. The state is going to
grab that money and use
it to solve their own prob-
lems. I don't think we're
going to get any of it."
Pierce said he will be-
gin sending project ideas


to Governance immedi-
ately. "By the next board
meeting, I'd like to be
able to show the commis-
sion what I've submitted
to Governance and what
their feedback was," he
said.
The money to pay Gov-
ernance will come from
the county's professional
services account. Clerk
of Courts Marcia John-
son said the account cur-
rently contains $168,000,
earmarked in the budget
to pay professional fees to
attorneys and other con-
sultants.
"You are gambling with
money that has been al-
ready been budgeted,"
said Pierce.'
"Can we call it a calcu-
lated risk?" asked Jackel.
According to their web-
site, Governance Services
is a minority (woman-
owned) consulting firm
made up solely of former
governmental officials
specializing in finding
solutions and services
for govern-ments and
quasi-governmental agen-
cies. Employees include
a speaker of the house,
mayor, chief of staff, coun-
ty commission chairman,
past president of the Flor-
ida League of Cities and
former military liaison to
the United States Senate.


CHASE from page Al


charge in Franklin County of
grand theft auto, according to
offi-cials there.
The incident began at about
2:18 a.m. Sunday after Apalachic-
ola police officer Anthony Croom
noticed a 1999 Chevrolet truck
matching the description of one
recently reported as stolen by
Planthaber's brother-in-law, Al-
vin Newell, according to authori-
ties.
Croom followed the truck and,
together with Sheriff's Deputy
Ginger Cream-
er, tried to make
a traffic stop. As we apC
But Planthaber
sped away, ac- the head
cording to news (sa )
releases from W Cred


the Apalachic-
ola Police De-
part-ment and
Franklin Coun-
ty Sheriff's Of-
fice.
Croom end-
ed up pursuing
Planthaber at
speeds of up to
100 miles per
hour, he stated


20th Street and 16th Street at the
Tapper Bridge in Port St. Joe.
The vehicle struck the spikes
and punctured three tires, but
that did not stop the chase, Gulf
County Sheriff Joseph Nugent
said. Once the vehicle entered
Mexico Beach city limits, a Mex-
ico Beach police officer assumed
the pursuit, while Yowell followed
for support, authorities reported.
Yowell and the Mexico Beach
officer continued to pursue the
suspect along U.S. 98 into Tyn-


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lights come on and

vehicles crashing
going evricichere."

- Gulf County Sheriff's
Deputy Ross Yowell


in a police report, until reach-
ing WindMark in Gulf County.
Once there, he deactivated his
lights and siren but con-tinued
to follow to help authorities with
identification of the suspect's ve-
hicle. Creamer had deactivated
her lights and ceased pursuit at
the Franklin/Gulf county border,
and the Gulf County Sheriff's Of-
fice and Port St. Joe police soon
joined in the chase.
Gulf County Sheriff's Deputy
Ross Yowell heard about the pur-
suit at about 2:19 a.m., accord-
ing to Croom's report, and spike
strips were deployed between


dall Air Force
Base, where the
chase eventu-
ally would end.
"It was ac-
tually just past
what they re-
fer out here
as Silver Flag,
near the drone
launch runway,"
said Mexico
Beach Police
Lt. Karry Kim-
bler.
Tyndall Se-
curity Forces
received a call
at about 1:50


a.m. Central Time from the Bay
County Sheriff's Office, which
dispatches for Mexico Beach on
nights and weekends, alerting
them to the chase, according to a
Tyndall news release.
"I noticed the Mexico Beach of-
ficer in the opposite lane in efforts
to show oncoming traffic that we
were in pursuit," Yowell stated in
his police report. "I noticed ve-
hicles coming and saw (a) Mexico
Beach officer get back in behind
the vehicle. As we approached
the headlights, I (saw) red and
blue lights come on and vehicles
crashing going everywhere."


DAVID ADLERSTEIN I The Times


Apalachicola Police Office Anthony Croom


The suspect apparently
crashed into Tyndall Security
Forces vehicles, in the road with
their lights off, that "were posi-
tioned in a serpentine manner
as to allow the suspect vehicle to
maneuver through (with the in-
tent to slow or encourage vehicle
to stop)," wrote Capt. J. Elaine
Hunnicutt, 325th Fighter Wing
public affairs, in an e-mail to The
News Herald.
According to police, the wom-
an was unconscious but breath-
ing after the crash, and everyone
else involved was "fine."
Mexico Beach and Tyndall
Air Force Base officials have
launched investigations into the
chase.
Mexico Beach Police Chief
Brad Hall described the adminis-
trative review as a normal proce-
dure after a wreck involving of-


ficers. The chief said he did not
know if the officers involved did
anything wrong during the chase
and expected investigators to
have the matter wrapped up and
on his desk before the end of the
week.
"I will have the final say," Hall
said.
The Tyndall Safety Office also
is investigating the incident, "as
they do in any accident/incident
to ensure that proper precau-
tions were taken and to improve
methods for similar future situ-
ation," wrote Hunnicutt, adding
that Tyndall officials would prob-
ably not be charging Planthaber
in the case.
The Florida Highway Patrol
also is investigating the incident
and might have additional charg-
es against Planthaber, officials
there said.


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County a hot
spot for specialist
training

By Lois Swobodo
Times StaffWriter
Though most residents
don't realize it, Franklin
County is a kind of open-air
training center and labora-
tory for elite firefighters
from across the country
and around the world.
Each year, hundreds
of fire specialists come to
the National Interagency
Prescribed Fire Training
Center (PFTC) in Talla-
hassee to increase their
fire management skills.
They learn the latest tech-
niques of starting and con-
trolling prescribed burns
and train for certification
as a burn boss, firing boss,
fire effects monitor or oth-
er prescribed fire position
specialists.
Trainees then are able
to provide extra man-
power for controlled burn
programs in Florida and
all across the Southeast,
partnering with local fire
specialists.
Florida is the ideal site
for wildfire and controlled
burn training because of
its fire-friendly weather 12
months out of the year, and
many who come to PFTC
visit Franklin County as a
part of their training. The


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Juan Caamano, visiting
from Spain, will spend a
total of three months in
the U.S.: two in training
and one snowboarding
in the Rockies. Here,
he assigns tasks to the
igniters for the burn. At
home, Caamano is a
forestry engineer who
oversees 200 firefighters
and two helicopter
crews.

county is convenient to the
training center and, with
80 percent publicly owned
and largely undeveloped
land, it is in constant need
of undergrowth mainte-
nance through prescribed
burns.
"Right now, many of us
have five feet of snow on
the ground," said trainee


Jake Akerberg, from Mich-
igan's Upper Peninsula.
"We have a limited window
of opportunity for training.
I can come here and train
at the time of year I'm not
needed at home."
Trainees such as the
local Department of For-
estry (DOF) fire special-
ists are part of the national
firefighting community
and a somewhat nomadic
clan for that reason. Ak-
erberg said he has fought
fires in 20 states. Jeff Flick,
of Moab, Utah, said he is
away from home an aver-
age of 100 days a year. The
group that just completed
training in Tallahassee
included firefighters from
Idaho, Utah, Michigan,
Minnesota, Oregon and
Granada, Spain.
Because of the long ab-
sences from home, most
fire specialists are male.
"It's hard enough for
kids to be without their fa-
ther," Akerberg said.
"This is an interagen-
cy program," said DOF
spokesman Todd Schro-
eder. "We bring in students
from all over the country
and even from foreign
countries to work with our
local firefighters. About a
third of the people who live
in Florida live in the inter-
face between urban and
rural land. That's consid-
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see. They may be called on
in the future to come back
and fight wildfires in Flor-
ida, and we may be called
on to visit their state.
"The Florida Division
of Forestry is an all-haz-
ard agency. We respond
to many kinds of emer-
gencies. Florida is usually
called in when there's a
major hurricane. We help
supply relief and special-
ize in providing ice.
"I think that after 9-11
and Homeland Security,
we really took a step up
on the incident scene. We
are not directly involved
in Homeland Security, but
we are using the same
system, the Incident Com-
mand System. Everything
is standardized now from
state to state. Everybody
knows how things are
run," Schroeder said.

Benefits of burning
Another reason fire
specialists come here
to train is the quality of
Florida's controlled burn
program, one of the oldest
and widely considered the
best in the world.
"Here we learn to pro-
mote the ecological, so-
ciological and cultural
benefits of controlled
burns," said trainee Erik
Carlson, from Grand Por-
tage, Minn. "People under-
stand that here. We are all
amazed about how calm
the locals are about con-
trolled burns. It's unique.
At home, if there was
smoke on the road, the
roads would be shut down.
Nobody would be driving.
Everyone would be calling
the sheriff's office, and ev-
ery volunteer fire depart-
ment in the area would
be at the site. We want to
bring the atmosphere you
have here back home."
To maintain this sense
of well being among resi-
dents, the DOF takes
great care in preparing for
prescribed burns. During
the last week, the crew of
trainees joined forces with
the local DOF team to car-
ry out burns in Gramercy
Plantation and in a sec-
tion of Tate's Hell west
of Carrabelle, along Car
Part Road. In preparation,
trainees visited the sites
to assess the fuel load and
made detailed notes on
weather patterns before
and during the burns.
"We scope out the area
and pay attention to places
where smoke may be an
issue," Flick said. "For in-
stance, at Gramercy Plan-
tation there was the school
to consider."

Tools of the trade
On arriving at the scene
of a planned burn on Car
Part Road, Flick, in charge
of reporting weather con-
ditions, began taking mea-
surements of wind speed
(3 to 6 miles per hour) and
direction (Northwesterly)
and atmospheric humidity
(73 percent).
"With a prescribed
burn, we can choose when
and where to have a fire,"
he said. "Hopefully there
will be some action today.
The weather's not quite
right. We're working ahead
of this front. Some of this
may not burn exactly the
way we want it to because
there has been so much


Jake Akerberg of Michigan, a trainee visiting from
the Controlled Burn Training Center, acted as fire
boss during the Car Part Road controlled burn.
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Jeff Flick of Moab, Utah, uses a sling psychronometer
to measure relative atmospheric humidity before the
controlled burn.


rain. What will decide if we
can burn is if the winds can
overcome the high humid-
ity."
The team employed
a number of tools during
the burn, including three
fire engines from the Car-
rabelle DOF office on hand
to provide a safety net. Ig-
niters deployed handheld
fire pots to dribble burn-
ing liquid fuel and create a
fire line. The DOF's Leigh
Shiver manned a truck
pulling a large igniting de-
vice called a Terratorch on
a trailer.
Jim Durrwachter, di-
rector of the Tallahassee
training center, brought a
prototype tool, the Pyro-
shot, a modified paintball
gun designed to lob "Drag-
on Balls," tiny incendiary
bombs with three-second
fuses, into fuel rich forests.
The Pyroshot, one of three
prototypes in existence,
was on loan from the de-
signer, Field Support Ser-
vices of Atlanta.
Just before the burn,
Akerberg, the designated
fire boss, called everyone
together for a meeting. He
diagrammed the burn area
on a sandy patch of road
and gave the team specifi-
cations for the fire: "flame
lengths below 12 feet and
minimum damage to the
overstory."
He said the burn was
designed to improve habi-
tat conditions for the rare
Red Cockaded Woodpeck-
ers indigenous to the area
and warned of potential
hazards such as snakes or
stepping in a hole.
Juan Caamano, a fire
operations supervisor
from Granada, Spain, was
in charge of ignition and
gave his igniters specific
last-minute assignments.
Finally, once all assign-
ments were complete, two
men with firepots set out
across the 75-acre burn
area laying lines of flame


behind them. As they
made their way to the far
side of the tract, leaving a
trail of dancing flames in
their wake, Durrwachter
and Carlson test-fired the
Pyroshot further up the
road.
In the end, only a por-
tion of the prescribed burn
area below a stand of small
long-leaf pines actually
ignited. Another section,
populated by cypress, was
simply too wet to burn.
"You can't burn water,"
Akerberg said jokingly.
The Pyroshot must be
tested on another day as
well. Part of the mecha-
nism had been damaged,
and Durrwachter will
have to ask Atlanta to sup-
ply him with a replace-
ment part, but everybody
seemed happy with the
day's operation. Things
went smoothly and accord-
ing to plan, and an evening
shower arrived on time to
extinguish any lingering
sparks that might have
"skunked" underground
in the roots of a tree.
This week, March 1
to 7, is Prescribed Fire
Awareness Week in Flori-
da, its purpose to promote
prescribed burning as a
safe and effective means
to reduce wildfire risk and
ensure ecosystem health.
Prescribed fire reduces
the build-up of dangerous
fuels from rapidly grow-
ing brush and forest litter,
thus reducing the risk of
catastrophic wildfires and
increasing the measure of
protection for human lives
and property.
Fire is a reality, espe-
cially in a county with far
more trees than people,
but area residents can
rest easy knowing profes-
sionals like these careful,
talented fire specialists
are on the job 365 days a
year; supporting and sup-
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Coach urges

"positive

support"

By Christy Thompson
Special to the Times

The Lady Seahawks
played at Bay High on Feb.
25 and came up short, real
short in a 5-1 loss. I think
that we went into this game
underestimating the Torna-
dos and it got the best of us.
The girls made three
crucial errors in the field
that cost three runs dur-
ing the fifth inning. The Se-
ahawks just couldn't hit the
ball to an unoccupied spot
on the field. We had several
hits, but they just seemed
to find the gloves of the op-
ponent. We will be better
prepared for the Tornadoes
when they visit us at home.
The following weekend,
the Seahawks played in the
Cougar Classic at Godby
and matched up twice with
Godby, and once with Bell-
view High. We tried to save
our best efforts for the sec-
ond game against Bellview
and this proved effective.
The girls played extremely
well on both sides of the
ball. Everything seemed to
go right for us during this
game. We had the momen-
tum, motivation, strategies
were in motion and working
in our favor. It just all came
together for the Seahawks
and it felt good to see the
team completely in the
game.
The Bellview game was
in our control, but in an
instant a terrible, game-
threatening call by the
umpire changed all of that
triumph. Megan Newell
was called out while slid-
ing into second base on an
obvious error in judgment
by the umpire. She was the
game-tying run, but mis-
guided direction sent her to
the bench. This game was
taken from the Seahawks in
a 4-3 loss. The players and
coaches from Bellview were
truly apologetic in this feat
against the Seahawks.
Nonetheless, the girls
showed what they are capa-
ble of and in our hearts and
minds, we won that game.
The Seahawks played God-
by twice during the tourney
and it went downhill both
times. We just weren't up
for the second round with
Godby after being beaten
by them the day before. The
girls were exhausted from
the game against Bellview
and this was apparent in
our actions.
Even though we were
unsuccessful over the week-
end in claiming victories,
it was not a total loss. The
team hit better and played
the best game thus far this
season. The Seahawks faced
Class 4A and 5A schools in
this tournament. We are
a junior varsity team and
I think that this fact is for-
gotten by most spectators
and even the girls at times.
These girls are talented no
doubt, but just give them
a couple of years together
and the true talent will have
grown in each of them. This
tournament was positive for
our team no matter how you
analyze the scores.
I hope that I can keep the
team focused throughout
the season to win the dis-
trict title. I hope our specta-
tors stop and think before
they speak negative words.
We need positive attitudes
and support from start to
finish. I'd like to challenge
those around this team for
their positive support. It
takes more than criticism
to raise a champion. Now
jump on board and show
these girls what positive
words followed by positive
actions can create.

Christy Thompson is
the coach of the Franklin
County High School Lady
Seahawks softball team.


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DAVID ADLERSTEIN I The Times
Seahawks' senior Zan Simmons executes a pass during action in Saturday's regional final.


managed to stay within striking
dis-tance, heading into intermis-
sion at 27-15.
"We were trying to force it
on the offensive end," Drake
said. "Sometimes we got a little
caught up with the energy, but
overall we did a pretty good
job."
The Hornets opened the
second half on a 10-4 run that
enabled them to creep to 31-25,
as close as they had been since
early in the second quarter. The
Seahawks answered and padded
the margin to 35-27 by the end of
three quarters.
Defense ensured the win as
the final quarter began.
The Seahawks did not allow
a Cottondale field goal until 2:32
was left in the game and the


score was 45-29 by then, thanks
to a 10-2 Seahawk spurt.
"I thought our guys were get-
ting tired at the end, we really
only play six guys," Drake said. "I
thought we were a little winded,
but we kept trying to force it."

Feb. 28 regional finals vs. Cot-
tondale
Cottondale 5 10 12 12-39
Franklin Co. 11 16 8 14-49

SEAHAWKS: Deshaun Winfield
6/11 2s, 0/1 3s, 12 pts.; Zan Sim-
mons 3/1 2s, 4/5 FTs, 10 pts.;
Carlos Morris 2/12 2s, 1/2 3S, 4/6
FTs, 11 pts.; Jeremy James 2/2
2s, 0/1 3s, 4 pts.; Austin O'Neal
4/7 2s, 0/1 FTs, 0/2 3s, 8 pts.; Ar-
ron Prince 2/2 2s, 1/2 3s, 0/5 FTs,
4 pts.


Totals: 19/45 2s, 1/5 3s, 8/16 FTs
Rebounds: Winfield 14, Morris,
Simmons 11, Prince 4, O'Neal,
James 3
Assists: Winfield 5, Simmons,
O'Neal 3, Prince
Steals: Winfield 3, Simmons,
O'Neal 2
Blocks: Morris, Winfield 2
3-point goals: Morris

COTTONDALE: Dominique
Webb, 6 pts., Marcus Humose 7
pts., Jacob Herring 11 pts., Terry
Benbow 6 pts., Drew Bellamy 7
pts., Cody Saye 2 pts. Totals: 12
2s, 2 3s, 9/15 FTs, 39 pts.
3-point goals: Humose, Herring
Total fouls: Cottondale 18, Frank-
lin County 15. Fouled out: Cotton-
dale (Herring). Tech-nical fouls:
Cottondale (Coach Obert).


Carrabelle to host canoe, kayak races


In conjunction with Carrabelle's River-
front Festival, Expedition in Hell will be host-
ing kayak and canoe races at noon on April 25
and April 26. These races are open to teens
and older; underage individuals must have
signed waiver by parent or guardian.


"Old-timers gamr


set for March 1


The basketball game,
for players age 35 and over,
that was originally sched-
uled for Feb. 28 was can-
celled due to the Franklin
County Seahawks' region-
al final game in Eastpoint
against Cottondale.
The game has been
rescheduled for Saturday,


March 14 in the former
Apalachicola High School
gymnasium.
Organizer Granville
Croom said he is looking
forward to seeing a lot
of support at the game.
Contact him at 653-2010
or 653-7643 for more infor-
mation.


The required race entry fee is $25, and
entrants must sign up no later than April 18.
Forgotten Coast Paddling Club members will
receive a discount.
Prizes will be awarded to first, second and
third places. There will be two races, one to


Dog Island and the other a circumnavigation
of Timber Island. Race courses subject to
change.
For info, call Expeditions in Hell 697-2434
or send email to info@expeditionsinhell.
com.


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'We can't let them

intimidate us'

David Adlerstein
The Times City Editor
Seahawks coach Fred Drake
plans to pull out of his tool chest
some new machinery Thursday
morning when his regional cham-
pion varsity boys basketball team
(26-5) takes on state powerhouse
Jacksonville Arlington Country
Day in the state semifinals.
"Basically I got to make them
frustrated and make them flus-
tered and throw everything at
them gimmick defenses, press-
es, box-and-one, half court traps,"
said Drake. "We can't hold back."
The Franklin County High
School entourage planned to
leave 8 a.m. yesterday by charter
bus, helped with donations from
Apalachicola fans. After arrival
in Lakeland, and after checking
in to an area motel, the team will
conduct a light practice at an area
high school.
"We'll walk through our game
plan. We're going to simulate the
game," said Drake, who is dress-
ing 15 players for the game.
Ever since Saturday night's
win, he's been busy reviewing four
game tapes of Arlington Country
Day that he had FedExed to him
from a coaching friend at Jack-
sonville Englewood.
The 23-7 team boasts of two Div
1 signees, both headed for Kansas
State, as the private school guns
for a fifth state basketball cham-
pionship.
Anchoring the team is 6' 8"
post player Wally Judge, and 6' 4"
shooting guard Rodney McGrud-
er, both from Washington, D.C.
"This coach (Rex Morgan) has
some type of connection where
he gets at least two students who
transfer," said Drake.
McGruder "is who we got to
stop. We've got to keep them off
the boards and stop McGruder
from scoring," said Drake. "We're
going to start off in the box-and-
one on him.
Drake said junior guard Ar-
ron Prince is nursing a jammed
thumb, but should be fine for the
game.
"We can't be satisfied, even
though we accomplished all our
team goals we set in the summer,"
said Drake. "Even though they're
four time state champs. Anything
can happen.
"We just have to be better this
hour and half," he said. "We just
got to be the better team and any-
thing can happen."


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Chili cooks, are you ready?


Record field to stir at island's chili cook-off


Listed below are the list of participants for the Gulf Coast Regional competition,
Saturday, March 7 at the 27th annual St. George Island Chili Cookoff.


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

There won't be any
beans in their chili, but
there will be lots of human
beings on St. George
Island this weekend, as a
record number of entrants
will take part in Saturday's
Gulf Coast Regional at the
St. George Island Charity
Chili Cook-off.
The 27th annual event
will pit at least 71 teams,
in 62 different, brightly
decorated booths, as
they vie for a berth in
the International Chili
Society's (ICS) World's
Championship Chili
Cookoff in October.
"Last year I made a joke
we can get 75 if we tried,
and they said go for it,"
said Grayson Shepard, who
oversees the island's chili
competition. "We've always
limited it to 50, and kept it
inside the parking lot here.
"But last year we turned
away about 10 different
groups of people," he said,
adding that every team
turned down means fewer
people who would otherwise
come, spend money and
have a good time.
"We were looking at
what we were potentially
losing," he said. "The
bigger we make it, the
bigger deal it's going to be."
Shepard said he's
heard some good-humored
grousing from veteran chili


judge Lee Edmiston, who
is coordinating the work
of about 50 volunteer chili
judges, using the ICS's
scoring rules. The larger
field this year "makes it
more difficult to judge,"
said Shepard.
With all proceeds
going to fund the needs
of the St. George Island
volunteer fire department
and first responders,
Shepard made a push this
year to spread word that
the department's ladder
truck was instrumental in
quenching a devastating
fire at a downtown
Apalachicola bank last
November.
"I knew it was going to
be tough, with the way the
economy is," he said.


In a letter to last year's
participants, Shepard
provided a link to Howard
Reeder's video of the fire,
complete with images of
the ladder truck helping
prevent a widespread
conflagration downtown
such as what leveled the
city in 1900.
"The ladder truck was
purchased three years
ago with proceeds raised
at the Chili Cookoff," he
wrote to last year's field.
"Without you guys, there
would be no cook-off. In
a roundabout way, you all
helped save Apalachicola.
That's your fire truck. Our
people are responsible for
that truck being there."


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1. Rex Humphries
and Susan Gary
2. Douglas Essing
3. Steve King
4. George Pruitt
5. Steve Merrill
6. Paul Nunn
7. Tim Nunn
8. Jonathan Joseph
9. Ken Burke
10. Bruce Gaylor
11. Doug Smith
12. Larry Meitensieger
13. Doug Roy
14. George Nelson
15. Bobby Tyre
16. Richard Saucer
17. John Alexander
18. Chris Moore
and Ted Bergquist
19. Sandy Walker
20. Larry Hines
21. Ron Humphries
and Dana Kelly
22. Rick Peckham
23. Chuck Stubbs
24. BillAvery
25. Kim Poole
and Dana Jones
26. Chuck Markley
27. Lee Harrison
28. John Homan
29. Matt Carson
30. Corey Clark
31. Chad West
32. Mike Vowell
33. Tracy Connors
and Jim Long
34. Jim Elton
35. John Kowals
36. Holly Melzer
37. Wanda Gangswich
38. Douglas Essing


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Blow & Go Lynn Haven
Nunn Better Chili Ft Pierce
Nunn Better Chili Two MacClenny
Atlantic Coast Chili Co. Titusville
Dead Serious Tampa
Dead Serious Tampa
Dead Serious Clearwater
Dead Serious Clearwater
K.A.T.N. Chili Clearwater
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Tallahassee Parrotheads Crawfordville
Lighthouse Chili St. George Island
Emerald Coast Chili Gulf Breeze
The 19th Bowl Tallahassee
G.R.I.T.'s Chili Tallahassee
Big Belly Chili Tallahassee
Mad Cow Chili Tallahassee
Peckerhead Chili Tallahassee
Blue Water Cooking Company Tallahassee
Team Waterdog Tallahassee
Hot Lips Chili Tallahassee
White Dog Chili Tallahassee
White Dog Chili Tallahassee
Rajin Cajun Tallahassee
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Yellow Creek Swamp Sauce Quincy
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Panama City
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Highlighting the cook-
off's returnees are 2001
and 2004 winner Diane
Melancon, of Double D
Chili, out of Gonzales, LA;
2005 winner Ron Judson, of
Great American Chili Co.
Too, out of Red Bluff, CA;
2006 winner Bruce Gaylor,
of Dead Serious Chili #3, of
Tampa; 2007 winner Doug
Smith, of Dead Serious
Chili, out of Clearwater;
and last year's champ,
Paul Nunn, of Nunn Better
Chili, out of Ft. Pierce.
The cook-off has
expanded mightily since
it started 27 years ago
and, a few years following


that, decided to draw more
participants by becoming
official within chili circles.
"We joined the ICS as
a way to get chili cooks
to come," said Shepard.
"And that worked out and
this became part of the
steppingstone for serious
cooks to go on to the
national championship.
In addition to a ticket to
the world championship,
competitors compete
for a $500 prize for first
place, a $300 check for
second place, and a $200
prize for third place.
Plaques are also awarded
to the best booth, best


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On Saturday, the 5K
Red Pepper Run gets
underway at 8 a.m., under
the direction of Susan
Bassett.
Booth set-up begins
at 8:30 a.m., followed by
the 9:30 a.m. start of the
amateur crock pot chili
competition. These are
chilies prepared at home,
minimum one gallon, with
no rules for competition
There is a $5 entry fee,
and all proceeds go to the
charity cook-off.
The formal competition
begins at 10 a.m. with
chopping, slicing,
marinating, and the like,
with stoves lit officially
at 11 a.m. Rules in effect


include no beans, pasta,
etc. chili prepared on
site from scratch, no
prepackaged chili mixes,
meat may be cut, sliced
or ground in advance,
but not treated or
cooked except during
competition.
The charity auction,
conducted by Wade Clark
and Harry Arnold, begins
at 11 a.m. followed by
booth and showmanship
judging beginning at 11:30
a.m.
Ticia Lipscomb, the
cookoff's treasurer, said
the list of items to be
auctioned off include a
2002 Ford Explorer "in
excellent condition, with
all the records from the


day it was bought."
Also being auctioned
are a 1987 23' Proline
fishing boat, a 22' sailboat,
and a 17' aluminum
canoe, as well over a
hundred items ranging
from unique art to gift
certificates to vacation
stays and more.
The Miss Chili Pepper
and Mister Hot Sauce
judging is between noon
and 1:30 p.m., with chili
judging at 2 p.m.
The "King Cotton Blues
Band" will start playing
at around 3 p.m., once the
auction stops.
For more info on the
chili cook-off, go to http://
www.stgeorgeislandchili.
cor or call 927-3473.


COOKS from page B1


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Trent Hatcher
Larry Weltikol
Jan Weltikol
Rus Pishnery
Lynn Ellis
Mark Tolar
Pete Zimheld
and Jim Lambert
Payton Nesmith
Steven Nelson
Lane Blair
Gary Glass
Don Simmons
John Blackwell
Julia Spires
David Dittmar
Chuck Reeve
Sabrina Reeve
Glenn Chandler
Connie Porter
Jerry Harrell
Rocky Mills
Calvin Nolan
Jim Fielding
Gary Dorris
Ed Branch
Diane Melancon
Norman Melanco
Ron Judson
Rocky Rockwell
J.G. Carver
Charlie
Pete Skwiers


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Bubba and Cha Cha's Chili
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D & D Chili
Fatty Blair's Bowl of Red
Racing Good Chili
4-Amigos
Red Tail Chili
Laughing Pepper 2
Laughing Pepper 1
Bus from Heaven, Chili from Hell
Bus from Heaven, Chili from Hell
Outlaw Chili
Outlaw Chili II
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APALACHICOLA FITNESS CENTER
The Apalachicola Fitness Center, located at 45 Avenue D across from the Coombs Armory in downtown
Apalachicola, is celebrating its Grand Opening with a Chili Cook-Off Special. Join up for 1 year for $360 plus tax and
receive a free "Harry's House of Pain T-Shirt. Family packages are available.
The Apalachicola Fitness Center offers classes in Pilates and kick boxing and the services of a Certified Personal
Trainer. Our friendly staff is always on hand to provide new visitors with an orientation or help with advice about
exercise regimes.
Short-term packages available for visitors and their families.
Call 653-1920 for more information.
Tanning and nail care available onsite from Andrea Duval (See Ad Below).
Dr. Fred Russo available for Chiropractic consultations on Tuesdays (See Ad Below.)
Stop by to check us out and remember to attend the 27" Annual Chili Cook-Off on Beautiful St. George Island on
Saturday, March7 for the hottest chili this side of you know where!


Indrzea' Nails and Tanning


Andrea's is open from 8:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and
on Saturday by appointment.

For an appointment call 653-9225.

Andrea's Nails and Tanning offers
manicures, pedicures, tanning and
tanning products.


Wedding packages including make-up, nails and hair are available.
Call ahead to plan your special day. 653-9225.

Unlimited Tanning available for $20/month.

You can visit Andrea's Nails and Tanning at
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Celebrate Women's Fitness and Chili Cook-
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of chiropractic experience, Dr. Russo is now
receiving patients at the Apalachicola Fitness
Center at 45 Avenue D one block off of US 98
in Apalachicola. A former collegiate baseball
player Dr. Russo's long time participation in
sports and weight training makes him informed,
interested and eminently qualified to help you
achieve your optimal form or keep you in tip top
shape. Call (850) 422-2225for an appointment.

In honor of National Women's Month, Dr. Russo is offering
Free Nutrition or Fitness Consultation and Orthotic Scan after
initial evaluation during the month of March.
Approximate value $150

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Birthdays


Brianna Standiford turns 5
Brianna Theresa Standiford
celebrated her 5th birthday on Feb. 18,
2009.
She is the daughter of Brian and
Christol Standiford of Marianna.
Maternal grandparents are Chris
and Teresa Howard of Eastpoint.
Paternal grandparents are Wayne and
Sharon Arnett of Marianna and the late
Theresa Standiford.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Mary Jo and Buford Jones, and the late
WT. and Irene Moses of Eastpoint.


Ta'Shawn and Robyn
Jones celebrate
birthdays
Ta'Shawn Jones will
celebrate his fourth birthday
on Monday, March 9,2009,
and his sister, Robyn Jones,
will celebrate her first
birthday on Sunday, March
15,2009.
They are the children
of Julie Jones and Marcus
Howard.
Grandparents are Patricia
Jones, Catherine Nelson, the
late Pearlie Mae Rochelle,
Marie Rochelle, Gwendolyn
Howard and a host of aunts,
uncles and cousins.



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Pepper, a 5-month-old tabby kitten,
arrived at the Adoption Center with
his three siblings four months ago.
They are all beautiful, affectionate,
playful kittens waiting patiently for
a loving home.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more
details or visit the Franklin County
Humane Society at 244 State Route
65 in Eastpoint. You may log onto
the website at www.forgottenpets.
org to see more of our adoptable
pets.
Remember, when you adopt a
friend for life, you not only save
the life of that pet, you make room
for us to save the life of one more
abandoned dog
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Tristan Reid Howard
celebrated his second
birthday on Saturday, Jan.
17, 2009.
He is the son of Reid and
Kady Howard of Eastpoint.
Maternal grandparents
are Tony and Lucy Tindell
of Destin. Paternal
grandparents are Chris and
Teresa Howard of Eastpoint.
Maternal great-
grandparents are Harry
Papadopoulos and Granny
Tia, and the late Curley and
Jeanie Tindell of Carrabelle.
Paternal great-grandparents
are Mary Jo and Buford
Jones, and the late WT. and
Irene Moses of Eastpoint.


Dakota Shiver turns 4
Dakota Allen Shiver
turned 4 on Sunday, Feb. 22,
2009.
He is the son of Allen and
Brittney Shiver and has one
brother, Austin.
Grandparents are Kelly
and Louise Shiver, and great-
grandparents are Charles and
Mary Lou King, Alme Shiver
and the late Buddy Shiver,
and the late Ottis Russell.
Great-great-grandmother
is Blanch Caldwell.
My sweet grandson, your
Daddy, Allen Shiver, was my
first grandson, and you were
my first great-grandson. I love
you both and am very proud
of you both. Happy birthday,
my love, and God bless.
Granny Mary Lou King


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Happy 90th birthday, Mr. Bud Flowers!
Gewin Flowers, Mr. "Bud," was
born March 8, 1919, in Birminiiliaim
Ala. He is a graduate of CGeor-.ia
Tech University and the Unii\er'sit.V
of Georgia and worked to' thlie 'Ar.m
Corps of Engineers for 25 years s ..
He married Hope Porcher in
1946. She went to be with tihe Lord
in 2002.
They had three dauglhters,. Ap)n I
of California, Holly of Apalachicokla
and Mayre of Montana; and one
son, Philip, of Alabama. Mr. Bud is
blessed with eight grandchildren
and 12 great grandchildren!
If you would like to send him a card to wish him a happy
birthday, you can mail it to 14 Adams St., Apalachicola, FL 32320.


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Christopher Russell turns 2
Christopher Lee Russell Jr.
marked his second birthday
on Sunday, March 1.
He is the son of Chris and April
Russell of Eastpoint.
Maternal grandparents are Joe
and Beckv Banks. and paternal


grandparents are Carlos and
Christine Russell, all of Eastpoint.
His great-grandfather is Bill
Banks, also from Eastpoint.
Christopher celebrated his
birthday on Saturday, Feb. 28,
with a party at his home on Ridge
Road in Eastpoint.


Weddings and ENGAGEMENTS

Herman Lee, Consuila Harris to marry
Herman Lee and Consuila Harris
will join their lives to become one on
Saturday, March 7,2009.
The wedding will take place at 3 p.m.
at St. Paul AME Church in Apalachicola.
Mr. Lee is the son of the late Mr. Clyde
Ray and Mrs. Ida Mae Lee. Miss Harris
is the daughter of the late Mrs. Eddie
Mae Harris.
All family and friends are invited. A
reception will follow at the Apalachicola
Community Center at Battery Park.
The couple is registered at JC Penney.

Latesha Hubbard, Carlon Price to wed
Latesha Hubbard and Carlon Price are
pleased to announce their forthcoming
marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late .
Susan B. Wright and the spiritual daughter
of Pastors L.D. and Shelia Martin. The
bride-elect, a 1993 graduate of Apalachicola
High School, is employed at the Bay County
Sheriff's Office. _
Her fiance is the son of Peggy Price. He
is a 1990 graduate of Miami Jackson High
School and is employed as a police officer '
with the Panama City Police Department.
Both are members of Love and Worship Center Church, where the general
overseer is Apostle Shirley White.
The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Love and
Worship Center Church with reception to follow. Everyone is invited to attend.


12 angry Peeps raise their


There we were, relaxing
on the shelf at CVS
Pharmacy, mocking the
Valentine candies reduced
for quick sale, when that no
good, rotten Times reporter
breezed through the door.
Of all the crackpots in the
newspaper business, she was
the worst kind.
Her idea of a feel-good
Easter contest was to subject
Peeps like us to the most
horrible indignities.
She slathered rouge on
our cheeks, pulled wigs over
our ears and forced us 12
manly rabbits into the
tiniest of swimsuits.


If dressing us up like
chicks wasn't bad enough,
she took us to the beach
and posed us in all sorts of
humiliating poses.
We have sand in places no
Peep should have sand.
Now we know what you're
thinking: We could have suffered a fate far worse
than becoming a contest promotion.
Well, try telling that to Bruno.
He'd rather be eaten head-first for breakfast by
a slobbering 2-year-old than endure another bikini
wax.
Have you no sense of decency?
We don't know what passes for news these
days, but if humiliating Peeps is your game, you've
messed with the wrong marshmallows.
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Church News


The Times | B5


Like I said, the lasagna
dinner was a hit. However,
after I had finished, I went
to the coat rack to get my
cigarettes and lighter for
my after-dinner smoke
outside. I went back in and
went to put my lighter back
in my coat pocket. The han- LANARI
gar was empty. I figured it Jim W
was taken by mistake, but
it has been over a week. So
maybe it was a practical joke, and
if so, I am not amused. The coat
was a Christmas present with my
name on it, and I want it back.
Hope to see you at lunch
Thursday at the Senior Center.
We always have a great meal and
visit with our friends and neigh-
bors. Serving begins right after
the pledge and prayer at noon.
On March 7, the members of
The Lanark Golf Cub will serve a
pancake breakfast at Chillas Hall
from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Come on over
and enjoy. The breakfast is being
held this Saturday because next
Saturday, March 14, the members
of Curfew Lodge will have their
breakfast right before the big pa-
rade! Serving starts at 7 a.m. See
ya there!


Hope you also can join
us at the welcoming re-
ception March 13 at Camp
Gordon Johnston Ameri-
can Legion Post 82 here in
the village. Fin starts at 6
p.m. or when you walk in
the door.
K NEWS There will be tours of the
lelsh old camp, which is Lanark
Village, and other points of
interest. The dinner/dance
will be held in the old high school
cafeteria. Hope you have a fun
filled learning weekend.
We had a nice gathering for
The Stations of the Cross and
the Meatless Soup and Sand-
wich dinner last Friday. Father
Joseph has decided to hold this
each Friday during Lent. The
stations will begin a 5:30 p.m. at
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic
Church, 2653 Highway 98, La-
nark Village, or call 697-3669 for
further information. We hope
you will join us.
Be kind to one another and
check in on the sick and house-
bound.
Until next time, God Bless
America, our troops, the poor,
homeless and hungry.


Lanark NEWS


Volunteers needed


for Carrabelle


clean-up

Volunteers are being sought for the Carrabelle Wa-
tershed Clean-up to be held from 8 a.m. to noon. March
21.
Volunteers are asked to meet between 8 and 8:30
a.m. at Gully Branch landing in Tate's Hell State Forest
or the Pavilion on Marine Street in Carrabelle.
Volunteers should wear sunscreen; protective
clothing, such as hats, lightweight long pants and long
sleeve shirts; and work shoes that protect your feet
from sharp objects and can get wet and muddy.
Volunteers will be provided insect repellant, drink-
ing water, trash bags and protective gloves for picking
up debris.
Sponsors are American Rivers, Franklin County De-
partment of Solid Waste and Recycling Keep Frank-
lin County Beautiful, City of Carrabelle, Carrabelle
CARES and Friends of the Carrabelle Waterfront.
For information and to sign up, call 697-2141 or e-
mail carrabellewfp@fairpoint.net.


Big Bend Hospice

recognizes area pharmacists


During the month of
February, Big Bend Hos-
pice has been delivering
home baked cookies to lo-
cal pharmacists to thank
them for the important
role they play in meeting
the needs of hospice pa-
tients. Hospice volunteers
baked cookies and pack-
aged them along with a
note of thanks to let phar-
macists know how much
they are appreciated.
When Big Bend Hos-
pice has an after-hours
admission or a family
needs a stronger medica-
tion for pain management,
local pharmacists are the
ones who stay open late
or make special arrange-
ments for patients so they
do not go without needed
drugs.
"Having a relation-
ship with the community
pharmacists makes our
job so much easier," said
team manager Regina
Compton. "They know the
families and understand


the importance of mak-
ing sure medications are
available as needed."
Team member and
Community Outreach
Coordinator Pam Raker
Allbritton delivered the
cookies and was met with
smiles and surprise. "It's
great to give back to the
people who give to us, a
great way to say thank
you," said Allbritton, who
also helped organize the
cookie delivery.
Big Bend Hospice
serves Franklin, Gads-
den, Jefferson, Leon, Lib-
erty, Madison, Taylor and
Wakulla counties provid-
ing compassionate care to
people with a life-limiting
illness, comfort to their
families and emotional
support to anyone who
has lost a loved one.
The BigBend Hospice's
Franklin County office is
at 207 S.E. Ave. B, Carra-
belle. Call 697-3231 to find
out more about care and
services.


Chosen Generation hosts Youth Rally
At 6:30 p.m. March 20, Love Center's Chosen Gen-
eration will present its annual Spring Break Forward
March "Armed Forces Youth Rally."
Expect hundreds of youth from around the region.
Land, air or sea, God's got you covered! Friends, food
and fun in the Son.
Any youth group or individuals wishing to participate
should contact us at myspace.com/lcchozengeneration
or e-mail lcchogen@yahoo.com.


Letter from HEAVEN


To my dearest family, some things
I'd like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that
I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from Heaven.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there are no more tears of
sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just be-
cause I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you ev-
ery morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when
my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you
were missed while you were gone.
As far as your dearest family,
they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you're part
of my plan.
There's so much that we have to
do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, which


In Memor


Katherine Robinson


he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to
watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night
the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you...in
the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth


Clifford Earl Carroll Sr.
Nov. 19, 1939 Jan. 16, 2009
To the friends and family of Clifford, we would like to
thank you for the cards, phone calls, flowers, food and
monetary gifts. And the ladies that served before during,
and after his services. Clifford loved life and fought so
hard to live. He fought harder than most people with his
condition. I have seen him wake so sick he couldn't hold
his head up, but after a while, he would get in his wheel-
chair and sit under the cedar tree in the front yard by 98
and watch the traffic go by.
To those of you who pulled over and talked with him or
waved as you went by, thank you, for this was his way of
keeping in touch with the world. To the nephews, thank
you for serving as his pallbearers; he would have been
proud to know you did that for him. He loved all of you.
Family meant so much to him.
Karen Brannon and Steve Boatwright, your singing
was perfect, thank you. To Bro. Bobby and Bro. Monroe,
your eulogy could not have been better. You knew him
better than anyone else. Thank you for your phone calls
and visits to him. If you missed a day, he was wondering
what was wrong.
I would like to personally let Kelley's Fineral Home
know how much I appreciate the professional and caring
service they gave our family.
From the heart of
Evelyn Carroll and Family


Obituary


Thomas Gaskill


Thomas "Tommy" Allen
Gaskill, 48, of Apalachicola,
passed away Feb. 26, 2009,
in Panama City.
He had lived in the area
for 30 years, coming from
Tennessee. He was a mem-
ber of the Eastpoint Church
of God.
He is survived by one
son, Jason Gaskill (Tasha)
of Eastpoint; his former
wife, Kathy Raffield, of


Apalachicola; his compan-
ion, Mary Summers, of
Apalachicola; two broth-
ers; two sisters; and a
grandchild, Lillie Grace
Gaskill.
Services were held Sun-
day, March 1, at the East-
point Church of God with
burial in Eastpoint Cem-
etery. Harvey-Young Fi-
neral Home, Crawfordville,
handled arrangements.


and all those loving years.
Because you are only human,
they're bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does
relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no
flowers unless there was rain.
I wish I could tell you, all that God
has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't
understand.
But one thing is for certain, though
my life on earth is over.
I'm closer to you now than I was
before.
There are many rocky roads ahead
of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking
one day at a time.
Mother Katherine Robinson
March 9, 1930 Dec. 2, 2008
Happy 1st Heavenly Birthday
Love you,
Patricia, Kathy
and the Family


THE
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
WELCOMES YOU


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


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

PASTOR: FATHER ROGER LATOSYNSKI
MASS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY ................... .......................... 5 PM
SUNDAY ............................................... 10 AM
SUNDAY SPANISH MASS. .............................. 5 PM
TUESDAY FRIDAY ................................... 8:30 AM



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


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Free tax help available


AARP Tax-Aide has been serving taxpayers in Franklin County at the Carrabelle Branch of the
Franklin County Library since Feb. 3.
This free service will continue to be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through April 14.
Volunteers provide information and assistance and prepare income tax returns for low- and mid-
dle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. All Tax-Aide volunteers have
been trained and certified by the IRS and AARP
For more information, contact Darrel Acker at 349-9593 or dnacker36@bright.net.



WHEN YOU COME FOR A TAX CONSULTATION, PLEASE BRING:

A valid picture identification and Social Security numbers for the taxpayer
and all dependents
All W-2 forms; all 1099 forms showing interest, dividends, and Social
Security and other retirement income; sales and original purchase information
from any assets sold; 1099 MISC forms showing any miscellaneous income for
2008
All forms showing any federal income tax paid
Evidence of property taxes paid
Evidence of any Economic Stimulus Payment received in '08
Dependent care information (name, address, employer ID or SSN)
All receipts, cancelled checks and other supporting documents if itemizing
deductions
A copy of last year's tax returns) would be helpful


THE
EPISCOPAL
CHURCH


WELCOMES YOU
Church
of the
Ascension
101 NE First Street
Carrabelle
SUNDAY
10:00 AM


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
379 Brownsville Road Apalachicola


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


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Gulf Council seeks
panel applicants
The Gulf Council is re-
cruiting applicants for its
Advisory Panels, Scientific
and Statistical Committees,
Stock Assessment Panels
(SAPs) and Socioeconomic
Panel.
The two-year appoint-
ments will be made dur-
ing the April 14-17 council
meeting in New Orleans.
Membership provides
upi an opportunity to be-
come more involved in the
decision-making process.
Submit a letter of interest to
the council office indicating
the committee and/or panel
of interest. Please include a
current r6sum6 or descrip-
tion of qualifications. You
may apply to more than one
panel or committee. How-
ever, appointments to APs
are limited to a maximum
of two standing APs.
Letters should be mailed
to the Gulf of Mexico Fish-
ery Management Coun-
cil, 2203 N. Lois Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33607; faxed to
813- 348-1711; or e-mailed to
phyllis.miranda@gulfcoun-
cil.org by March 16.
Positions are unpaid.
Depending upon the level
of activity for a given fish-
ery management plan, each
panel or committee meets
from zero to four times per
year except for the stand-
ing SSC, which meets four
or more times per year.
For more information,
call 888-833-1844.

FSU to present
lecture on turtle
survival
The Florida State Uni-
versity Coastal and Marine
Lab will present a free
lecture on "Sea Turtles: A
Race for Survival" from 7-9
p.m. March 12 at the ma-
rine lab auditorium.
Speaker Rudloe will
provide an overview of the
biology of sea turtles, glob-


ally and in Florida, and look
at the conservation threats
faced by these endangered
species as well as hopeful
signs of recovery.
Rudloe did her doctoral
work at FSU. As a staff
member at Gulf Speci-
men Marine Laboratory in
Panacea, she has published
research on sea turtles,
horseshoe crabs, electric
rays and other species. She
is the author of two books
plus articles on natural his-
tory in National Geograph-
ic, Smithsonian Magazine
and other national maga-
zines.
Find more at www.
marinelab.fsu.edu/outreach
or 697-4095.

FWC officers conduct
oyster detail
Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commis-
sion officers conducted an
oyster detail last week in
Apalachicola Bay.
Lieutenants Charlie
Wood and Scott Pearce and
Officers Percy Cook, Ste-
ven Cook, Travis Huckeba,
Don Walker, Chasen Yar-
borough, John Allen and
Chris Jones and Reserve
Officer Pat Mahoney con-
ducted the detail, which
centered on untagged
bags of oysters, size toler-
ance for oysters, license
requirements, vessel hull
identification numbers and
vessel safety equipment.
The officers boarded 42
vessels and inspected 114
harvesters. Four resource
citations were issued for
license violations and pos-
session of untagged bags
of oysters. Four uniform
boating citations were is-
sued for hull identification
number violations, expired
vessel registration and
insufficient vessel safety
equipment. Twenty-four
written warnings were is-
sued for violations pertain-
ing to vessel safety equip-
ment and vessel registra-
tion issues.


Fireman Putnal honored by Red Cross


JANA AND ERIC PUTNAL


Eric Putnal, fireman with the
Venice Fire Department, was one
of six 2009 Hero Award recipients
recognized for acts of bravery and
everyday generosity beyond the call
of duty.
Putnal, a 1992 graduate of Carra-
belle High School, garnered glowing
praise from his boss, who said "the
decision to nominate him was easy."
A good role model, Putnal was
chosen for his intelligence and ability
to deal compassionately with people
devastated by trauma and disaster,
said Venice Fire Chief John Reed.
"Eric is very well respected,"
Reed said. "It made it an easy
choice.
"Often, victims are locked in


Sheriff's REPORT


The following report is
provided by the Franklin
County Sheriff's Office.
Arrests are made by the
following law enforce-
ment agencies: Apala-
chicola (APD), Carrabelle
(CPD), Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), Franklin
County Sheriff's Office
(FCSO), Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC),
Florida Department of
Environmental Protec-
tion (FDEP) and Florida
Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Ser-
vices (FLDOACS). All de-
fendants are considered
innocent until proven
guilty in a court of law.
Feb. 23: Richard
Murray, 54, Carrabelle
violation of probation
(FCSO); Diane H. Davis,
42, Apalachicola, driving
while license suspended
or revoked (APD)
Feb. 24: Randy D.
Grimes, 52, Bristol, viola-
tion of probation (FCSO)
Feb. 25: Richard M.
Tucker, 41, Lake Park,
GA, failure to appear
(FCSO); Alysa M. Rich-
ards, 20, Lanark Village,
aggravated battery with a


NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will be accept-
ing separate sealed Request for Proposals for the following:


SEAFOOD LANDING PARK PROJECT

Project is located in Franklin County, Florida and consists of construct-
ing four pavilions, canoe/kayak launch, observation pier, and removal
of and rebuilding a dock.

Plans are on file in the office of the Franklin County Board of County
Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida
32320.

ATTENTION BIDDERS: A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference shall be
held at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street,
Apalachicola, FL (850) 653-9783 at 10:00 am Eastern Time, March
12, 2009.

Proposals must be received in the office of the Franklin County Clerk
of the Court 33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
by 4:30 P.M., EST, on March 16, 2009. Each proposal must be sealed
and clearly labeled. The sealed proposals will be publicly open and
read aloud at 10:30 A.M. EST, on March 17, 2009, in the County Com-
mission Meeting Room located in the Franklin County Courthouse
Annex. For further information, contact Nikki Millender, Coordinator
Franklin County Parks & Recreation Department, at (850) 653-8277.
Email: fcprd@fairpoint.net

Bidder shall provide an original and one copy of each proposal in
a sealed envelope of container, plainly marked "SEAFOOD LAND-
ING PARK PROJECT ".

The owner reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to ac-
cept and/or reject any of all bids, and to accept the bid that in their
judgment will be in the best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall
remain firm for a period of sixty days after opening. Franklin County is
an equal opportunity employer and encourages participation by certi-
fied minority enterprises and women's business enterprises.

All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and Local laws con-
cerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing busi-
ness to the State of Florida.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

JOSEPH PARRISH, CHAIRMAN

PUBLISH: March 5, 2009
March 12, 2009


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deadly weapon and viola-
tion of probation (FCSO)
Feb. 26: Roger D. Mc-
Daniel, 42, Tallahassee,
violation of probation
(FCSO)
Feb. 27: Xaviera M.
Rutherford, 27, Carra-
belle, disorderly intoxi-
cation (CPD); Jerome D.
Russ, 30, Apalachicola,
shooting into occupied
dwelling and possession
of a firearm by a convict-
ed felon (FCSO); Desiree
E Martina, 28, Apalachic-
ola, retail theft (FCSO)
Feb. 28: Derrick E.
Kennedy, 36, Carrabelle,
driving while license
suspended or revoked
(FCSO); Talmage D.
Turner, 33, Eastpoint, do-
mestic battery (FCSO);
Kenneth R. Craddock, 30,
Dothan, AL, no valid driv-
er's license, DUI and re-
fusal to submit to breath
test (FCSO); Glenda M.
Ferrell, 33, Eastpoint, do-
mestic battery (FCSO)
March 1: Tina Kilgore,
33, Carrabelle, failure to
appear (FCSO); William
H. Hoffmire, 47, East-
point, domestic battery
(FCSO)


their homes and you have to knock
down their doors. Eric goes to great
lengths to do as little damage as pos-
sible."
The award was given by the
American Red Cross chapter, which
covers Sarasota and DeSoto coun-
ties. Putnal, son of Buz and Gen-
evieve Putnal, of Carrabelle, was
accompanied at the ceremony by his
wife, Jana Ritch Putnal.
Others receiving awards include
Erik Bass with the Sarasota Police
Department; Col. John Saputo, pres-
ident of Anheuser-Busch Gold Coast
Eagle Distributing; Andy Cratty, who
won the Good Samaritan award; and
The Dart Foundation, which won the
Philanthropy Award.


Carrabelle to honor World War II veterans
Carrabelle will pay tribute to America's veterans this
month when the Camp Gordon Johnston Association
hosts its annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days on March
13-15.
The event is a reunion of veterans who trained for
World War II at Camp Gordon Johnston, a training base
so large it included St. James Island (excluding Carra-
belle), Dog Island and St. George Island.
Since the reunion's inception in 1996, the three-day
event has evolved into a commemoration of all military
veterans, not just those who trained at the camp during
World War II.
Events include a social mixer, a parade and an eve-
ning dinner dance, military exhibits, re-enactments and
tours of the former Camp Gordon Johnston Base camp.
The museum is located in the Carrabelle City Complex
on Gray Avenue in Carrabelle. For info, call 697-8575.

Troopers to conduct vehicle inspections
Members in Troop H, Quincy district, of the Florida
Highway Patrol plan to conduct driver license/vehicle in-
spection checkpoints during daylight hours at the follow-
ing locations in Franklin County:
Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 12:
SR 384, SR 67, SR 377 and SR 385
Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19:
County Road 370, CR 157 and CR 59
Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26:
CR 374, CR 30A and SR 300 (St. George Island Cause-
way).
S Friday, March 27 through Tuesday, March 31:SR
30, SR 30A, and SR 65
All personnel participating in the checkpoints will
be responsible for following the procedures outlined
in Chapter 17.12 of the Florida Highway Patrol Policy
Manual regarding driver license and vehicle inspection
checkpoints.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The department of Environmental Protection announces a public hear-
ing to be held in Carrabelle, Franklin County, to which all interested
persons are invited. The purpose of hearing is to receive public testi-
mony from affected property owners, and other interested parties per-
taining to the proposed reestablishment of the Franklin County Coastal
Construction Control Line, Specifically on Dog Island, prior to the
amendment of rule 62B-26.014, Florida Administrative Code. The
time, date and place of the hearing is shown as follows:

TIME AND DATE PLACE


6:00 p.m. March 10, 2009 City Meeting room, 1001 Gray Ave.,
6:00 p.m. March 10, 2009 .
Carrabelle, Florida


Copies of the aerials showing the proposed line will be on display dur-
ing regular office hours until the time of the public hearing at the fol-
lowing location:
Clerks Office, 1001 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, Florida Environ-
mental Specialist III, The Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, 3900 Commonwealth
Blvd., Mail Station #300, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, (850)488-
7815, or you may e-mail her at: rosaline.beckham@dep.state.fl.us.



NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
COUNTY ORDINANCE

On March 17, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) the FRANKLIN
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS intends to
consider enacting an ordinance entitled as follows:

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A LOCAL BIDDER
PREFERENCE AND BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS; REGULAT-
ING CHANGE ORDERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The hearing on the ordinance shall take place at 34 Forbes
Street, Apalachicola, Florida in the County Commission Meeting
Room. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance.

The proposed ordinance may be inspected in the office of the
Clerk of Court in the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola,
Florida.


Area BRIEFS


Publication Dates:


March 5, 2009
March 12, 2009.


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Thursday, March 5, 2009


Local


Bay Area Choral Society to



share 'Magic of Broadway


The Apalachicola
Area Historical Society's
Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts series
will present a concert
this Sunday afternoon
featuring the Bay Area
Choral Society with a
program devoted entirely
to the magic of Broadway
musical.
The society, conducted
by Merel E. Young, will be
accompanied by pianist R.
Bedford Watkins.
The show, featuring the
works of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe,
will open with selections
from the musical "Paint
Your Wagon," arranged
by Jacque C. Rizzo. Songs
include "I'm on My Way,"
"Wand'rin' Star," "There's
a Coach Comin' in," "I Talk
to the 'Trees," I Still See
Eliza," and "They Call the
Wind Maria."
Next will be selections
from "Brigadoon,"
arranged by Merel E.
Young, which include
"Down at Mac Connachy
Square," "Almost Like
Being in Love," "Come to
Me, Bend to Me," "Waitin'
for My Dearie," and "Go
Home with Bonnie Jean."
Following a 10-minute
intermission, the next
featured musical will
be "Camelot," with an
arrangement by Clay


DAVID ADLERSTEIN I The Times
Merel Young conducts the Bay Area Choral Society
during practice last spring in preparation for the
2008 concert with the Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts.


Warnick. Selections
include "Camelot,"
"I Loved You Once in
Silence," "How to Handle
a Woman," and "If Ever I
Would Leave You."
Following two
selections, "Thank Heaven
for Little Girls" and "I
Remember it Well" from
the musical "Gigi," the
society will close with
selections from "My Fair
Lady," arranged by Carl
Strommen. These include
"Get Me to the Church
on Time," "Wouldn't It
Be Loverly?" "The Rain
in Spain, ""With a Little
Bit of Luck," "I've Grown
Accustomed to Her Face,"


"On the Street Where You
Live," "Show Me," and "I
Could Have Danced All
Night."
Soloists for the
afternoon include
sopranos Virginia
Harrison, Frances
Campbell, Megan Lamb,
Carla May, Sharon
Philyaw and Leslie Coon;
altos Ginny Griner, Beth
Childress and Tamara
Marsh; tenors Scott
Kinkead, Patrick Leach,
Paul Marxsen and Liz
Sisung; and basses Merel
Young, David McLain, Tom
Loughridge, Don West,
and Gordon Adkins.
Members of the society


also include sopranos
Shirley Adams, Janyce
Loughridge, Connie
McGinnis, Ann Sizemore,
Dorothy Slaght, Hollie
Stott, Eugenia Watkins
and Helene West; altos
Suzanne Chapple, Susan
Galloway, Barbara
Hartsfield, Sue Leach, Judi
Little, Ina Margaret Meyer,
Fay Phillips, Janis Ramos,
Audrey Schmidt, Shirley
Taylor and Judy Whaley;
tenors Tom Adams, Joan
Cozens, Fred Genter, Mike
Whaley, Mary E Willock
and Jack Zurawka; and
basses Dick Derby, Ron
Dickey, Bill Hamilton, and
John Nagy
Lynn Wilson Spohrer
will be the featured
artist at the reception at
Benedict Hall following the
concert.
The Ilse Newell FRnd
is funded primarily by the
generous contributions
of committed sponsors,
patrons, associates and
friends. A suggested
donation of $2 is asked of
concertgoers to support
the series, administered
by The Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, a not-
for-profit organization
dedicated to preserving the
rich history of Apalachicola
and the surrounding area.
For more information,
call 370-6201.


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ABC School announces open enrollment


The Apalachicola
Bay Charter School
is a public school of
choice and as such is
open, free of charge,
to all Franklin County
students in grades
Kindergarten through
eight.
The open enrollment
for the 2009-2010
school year is Monday,
March 30 through
Thursday, April 9
with "Kindergarten
Roundup" on Friday,
April 3. There is a free
after-school program
available to all students
who attend the ABC
School.


Parents interested
in having their children
attend the ABC School
are welcome to come by
for a tour of the campus
and/or to pick up an
enrollment packet. The
school is located at 350
Fred Meyer Street in
Apalachicola. Call them
today at 653-1222.
After open
enrollment students
are admitted on a first
come, first served basis
if space is available. If
space is not available,
students are placed
on a waiting list in the
order that enrollment
forms were received.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC
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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.


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should be directed to Cindi Giametta at
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Thursday, March 5, 2009


School to host Spirit Day before FCATs


The Student Government Association
and SAC committee are hosting a relax-
ing and fun-filled spirit day at the consoli-
dated school March 9.
Organizers are asking for donations
of cans of shaving cream, family size box
of chocolate pudding, family size box of


strawberry Jello, packs of Gummy Life-
Savers, packs of gummy worms, bags of
powdered sugar, bottled water, caffeine
free sodas and sour gum balls.
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By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Financial constraints
have forced the Apalachic-
ola Bay Charter School to
lay off five paraprofession-
als, beginning March 15.
Principal Don Hunger-
ford said the decision to
retain just five teaching as-
sistants after starting the
year with 12 was prompted
by tight finances.
"We're just running out
of funds," he said. "Our
funds are just diminished;
we've had two major cuts
this year alone and spend-
ing cuts the last two years
for the entire state. We
can't continue to use up our
reserves."
He said the layoffs will
realize a savings of $54,000
through the end of the year.
Hungerford said the re-
lease of the five teaching
assistants, following the


completion of the FCAT
and Stanford testing early
this month, will mean the
school will have a more
typical ratio of teaching
assistants to classroom
teachers.
"We're one of the few
schools in the Panhandle
that makes such prominent
use of teacher assistants,"
he said. "We're going to be
back to doing what a lot of
schools do anyway.
"A number of schools
laid people off last fall, and
what we did is we held on
as long as we could," said
Hungerford.
The ABC School began
the year with 12 teacher
assistants, with the kinder-
garten through fifth grades
each having either a full-
time teacher assistant or a
shared assistant.
The paraprofessional
ranks first were reduced
down to 10 at Thanksgiving.


Hungerford said the two as-
sistants let go were in less
critical positions, one as a
"floater" between class-
rooms and the other a phys-
ical education assistant.
The multi-age classes will
continue, by design, to have
teacher assistants, although
each will work 30 instead of
40 hours a week. "The multi-
age classes will be affected
minimally," said Hungerford.
"The other classes will have
a person going to classes for
reading."
Enrollment at ABC
School this year totals 302
students in kindergarten
through eighth grade.
Hungerford said he and
the board are continuing to
monitor possible statewide
education cuts and drawing
up contingency plans.
"We're watching it very
carefully," he said. "Who
knows what we'll have to
do."


Thursday, March 5
Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and informa-
tion specials at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Noon. $3 dona-
tion. Call 697-3760.


Friday, March 6
Art preview for 27th an-
nual Charity Chili Cook-off
on St. George Island. From
5 to 7 p.m. in the civic hall
of the Jay Abbott fire house
on East Pine Street. Admis-
sion is $5 donation. For info,
call 927-2322, ext. 7163
A school dance for
adults only will be fea-
tured at the Coombs Ar-
mory from 7 to 11 p.m. For
$10 per person and $15 per
couple, there will be plen-
ty of dancing and music
from the 1960s until today.
All proceeds will go to the
Apalachicola Bay Charter
School's eighth-grade class
to cover cost of their up-
coming trip to the Smokey
Mountains. Beer, wine and
soft drinks available for a
donation. A silent auction


will be held with art and
assorted items from local
businesses. For tickets,
call Heather Friedman or
Tara Ward at 653-1222, or
ask an ABC School eighth-
grader.
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Bocce Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.


Saturday, March 7
27th annual Char-
ity Chili Cook-off on St.
George Island. For info, call
927-3473.


Monday, March 9
Apalachicola Board of
Adjustment at 5 p.m. at
City Hall. For information,
call 653-8715.
Apalachicola Planning
and Zoning public hearing
and regular meeting at 6
p.m. at City Hall. For infor-
mation, call 653-8715.
Franklin Cultural Arts
Council will meet at 6 p.m.
at the Carrabelle City Hall
Complex, 1001 Gray Ave.


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


Tuesday, March 10
Franklin County School
Board will meet at 6 p.m.
in the Willie Speed board
room at the former Chap-
man Elementary School.
For info call 653-8831.
The Carrabelle His-
torical Society meets at 6
p.m. at the Carrabelle Li-
brary. March is Archaeol-
ogy Month. Charles Millen-
der will talk about "local"
archeology in Carrabelle
and show examples of pot-
tery and arrowheads from
our area.


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NORTH 26 DEGREES 36
1367 MINUTES 54 SECONDS
IN THE SECOND JUDI- WEST67.40 FEET TO THE
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND POINT OF BEGINNING;
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY THENCE FROM SAID
FLORIDA POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE NORTH 26
SUPERIOR BANK, DEGREES 36 MINUTES 54
Plaintiff, SECONDS WEST 35.92
FEET TO A POINT OF
vs. CURVE TO THE LEFT;
HAVING A RADIUS OF
JIMMYW. MEEKS, 281.33 FEET; THENCE
Defendant. NORTHWESTERLY
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR
CASE NO. 08-000496-CA 42.64 FEET THRU A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 08 DE-
NOTICE OF SALE GREES 41 MINUTES 06
SECONDS, CHORD OF
NOTICE IS HEREBY SAID ARC BEING NORTH
GIVEN pursuant to a Stlp- 30 DEGREES 52 MINUTES
ulated Final Judgment of 45 SECONDS WEST 42.60
Foreclosure dated Febru- FEET; THENCE LEAVING
ary 23, 2009, and entered SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN
in Civil Action No. SOUTH 85 DEGREES 10
08-000496 CA of the Cir- MINUTES 35 SECONDS
cult Court of the Second WEST 282.49 FEET;
Judicial Circuit in and for THENCE SOUTH 01 DE-
Franklin County, Florida, GREES 54 MINUTES 12
wherein the parties were SECONDS WEST 67.87
the Plaintiff, SUPERIOR FEET; THENCE NORTH 85
BANK, and the Defendant, DEGREES 55 MINUTES 34
JIMMY W. MEEKS, I will SECONDS EAST 322.51
sell to the highest and best FEET TO THE POINT OF
bidder, for cash, at 11:00 BEGINNING.
a.m. (Eastern Time) on the
19th day of March, 2009, The successful bidder at
at the front steps of the the sale will be required to
Franklin County Court- place the requisite state
house, Apalachicola, Flor- documentary stamps on
Ida, the the Certificate of Title.
following-described real
property as set forth in DATED this 24th day of
said Final Judgment of February, 2009.
Foreclosure:
Hon. MARCIA JOHNSON
COMMENCE AT A ROD Clerk of the Court
AND CAP MARKING THE Franklin County, Florida
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF By: Michelle Maxwell
LOT 10 OF CRYSTAL As Deputy Clerk
LAKES SUBDIVISION, A March 5, 12, 2009


I 1100
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


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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 Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint.
Marcia M. Johnson,
Clerk of Court
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
February 19, 26, 2009
March 5, 12, 2009
1240T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL, CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FL
DONALD J. MASON and
DEBORAH JEANNE MA-
SON
Plaintiffs,
VS.
PIRATES COVE MARINA,
LLC. LAWTON M. CHILES,
III, UNIDENTIFIED JOHN
DOES AND UNIDENTI-
FIED JANE DOES
Defendants.
Case No, 08-000419-CA
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the
above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Franklin,
County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in
Franklin County, Florida,
described as:

(a) The real property
located in Franklin County,
Florida, and more particu-
larly described as:
That certain Condominium
Unit of Pirates Landing at
Timber Island composed
of Unit Number H-45,
H-46, H-47 and H-48, and
the undivided 1/48 interest
in the Cnmmnn Flements


1100
appurtenant thereto, in ac-
cordance with and subject
to the Master Declaration
of Covenants, Conditions,
and Restrictions, recorded
in Official Records Vol.
879, Pp. 348-372 and Dec-
laration of Condominium
of Pirates Landing at Tim-
ber Island, recorded in Of-
ficial Records Vol. 879, Pp.
373-541, Public Records of
Franklin County, Florida.

(b) All easements,
rights, appurtenances,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil
and gas rights and profits,
water rights and all fixtures
now or hereafter a part of
the real property described
above;

(c) All rents, issues,
profits, revenue, income,
condemnation awards,
insurance proceeds and
other benefits from the
property described above;
(d) All improvements
now or hereafter erected
on the property described
above in (a);

(e) All equipment, per-
sonal property and fixtures
owned by Mortgagor lo-
cated on said real prop-
erty;

(f) All licenses, per-
mits, development orders,
regulatory approvals and
other governmental ap-
provals used or required in
connection with the devel-
opment, construction on
and use of said real prop-
erty;

(g) All leases of said
real property, or any por-
tion thereof, now or hereaf-
ter entered into and all
right, title and interest of
Mortgagor thereunder, in-
cluding, without limitation,
cash or securities depos-
ited thereunder pursuant
to said leases, and all
rents, issues, proceeds
and profits accruing with
respect thereto;
at public sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at the
Front Steps of the Franklin
County Courthouse, 33
Market Street, Apalacbi-
cola, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
on March 19, 2009. Any


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person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
MARCIA JOHNSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk
February 26, 2009
March 5, 2009
1300T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
Plaintiff,
VS.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST
RICHARD EDGAR A/K/A
RICHARD STEPHEN ED-
GAR A/K/A RICHARD S.
EDGAR, DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.: 07-000448-CA
DIVISION:
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST
RICHARD EDGAR A/K/A
RICHARD STEPHEN ED-
GAR A/K/A RICHARD S.
EDGAR, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO RF


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DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property in FRANKLIN
County, Florida:
LOT 9, BLOCK "V", PENIN-
SULAR POINT UNIT NO.
6, A SUBDIVISION IN THE
WEST HALF OF FRAC-
TIONAL SECTIONS 6 AND
7, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH
RANGE 1 WEST AS PER
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 2 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, P L.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
the The Apalachicola
Times.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 10th day of February,
2009.
Marcia M. Johnson
Clerk of the Court
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
PL.


| 1100
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida
33622-5018
F07056323
March 5, 12, 2009
1301T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA.
RBC CENTURY BANK,
Plaintiff
VS.
WAHL, MICHAEL J., et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO.
19-2008- CA-000517
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
MICHAEL J. WAHL AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MICHAEL J. WAHL
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4 FREDMEYER STREET
APALACHICOLA, FL
32320
3663 PRESERVE BLVD,
PANAMA CITY FL 32408
AND TO: All persons
claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against
the aforesaid Defendant(s)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the
following described prop-
erty located in Franklin
County, Florida:
BEGIN AT A 5/8 INCH
ROD AND CAP MARKING
THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF BLOCK 250 OF
GREATER APALACHI-
COLA AS PER MAP AND
PLAT, THERE OF RE-
CORDED IN DEED BOOK
M PAGE 437 FRANKLIN
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING RUN SOUTH
01 DEGREES 11 MINUTES
39 SECONDS WEST
ALONG THE WESTERLY
RIGHT OF WAY OF A
50.00 FOOT ROAD FOR A
DISTANCE OF 209.94
FEET TO A ROD AND
CAR THENCE LEAVING


1100
SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN
NORTH 88 DEGREES 52
MINUTES 40 SECONDS
WEST 99.71 FEET TO A
ROD AND CAP THENCE
RUN NORTH 01 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 51
SECONDS EAST 209.91
FEET TO AROD AND CAP
LYING ON THE SOUTH-
ERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF
8TH STREET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 53 MINUTES 45
SECONDS EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY FOR
A DISTANCE OF 100.13
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

has been filed against you,
an you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to this
action, on Greenspoon
Marder, PA., Default De-
partment, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is
Trade Centre South, Suite
700, 100 West Cypress
Creek Road, Fort Laud-
erdale, FL 33309, and the
file original with the Clerk
within 30 days after the
first publication of this no-
tice, otherwise a default
and a judgment may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND
SEAL OF SAID COURT on
this 9th day of February,
2009.
Marcia M. Johnson
As Clerk of said court
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
This is an attempt to col-
lect a debt. Any informa-
tion obtained will be used
for that purpose.
(01891.0215)
March 5, 12,2009
1316T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
APALACHICOLA STATE
BANK, a Division of
COASTAL COMMUNITY
BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.


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pursuant to a Summary Fi- being recorded in Plat Apalachicola, Florida no BOUNDARY LINE OF THE CONDITIONS AND RE- POSTAL & GOVT JOB
nal Judgment of Foreclo- Book 3, Page 16-17 In the later than (30) days after CITY OF CARRABELLE, STRICTIONS, RECORDED INFO FOR SALE? .
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the Franklin County court- the date of the lis pend- CUl OF THE STATE OF CONCRETE MONUMENT ing should contact the Call 850-643-7740. Eastpont, FL. Lot s level,
house, 33 Market Street, ens, must file a claim FLORIDA IN AND FOR ON THE NORTHERLY Court Administrator's Of- A publicservice 2 br 2 a, outdoor pool. build on or off grade. Not
Apalachicola, Florida, at within 60 days after the FRANKLIN COUNTY RIGHT OF WAY BOUND- fice no later than seven (7) messagero the FTC Three Rivers Rd. n lood zone, no rest
11:00 a.m. EST, on the sale. ARY OF STATE ROAD days prior to the proceed- $499 Complete Solid and The News Herald Carabelle. $800 month. tons, private white sandy
18th day of March, 2009, VISION BANK S-367, SAID POINT BEING ing at 33 Market Street, Wood bedroom Set. Brand ClassifiedAdvertising beach. Includes transfer-
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Parcel 4, Tract 22, East COURT PERSONAL REPRE NORTH 84 DEGREES 58 Carrabelle & Apalachicola. nation please call (850)
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division as per map or plat March 5,12, 2009 EN, LL, EFFE OF 1005.366 FEET, WITNESS my hand and 3 br 2 ba beautiful home
thereof recorded in Plat 1341T SCOTT SANDERS and THROUGH A CENTRAL the official seal of this Hon- n eth hso ds
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run South 71 22'41" West ATA MM IT T A ARC BEING NORTH 89 COURT $420 per month, 8% 8110 Cars
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BANK, business &debt consol- 3 br 2 ba, house on River 8130 Trucks
410.00 feet to the center Plaintiff, NOTICE IS HEREBY THENCE LEAVING SAID Deputy ClerkiMaxwl datlon Bad credit ok. Rd fncd in backyard 8140 cVans
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along said curve with a ra- 84 DEGREES 58 MINUTES Panama City, Florida Supplies
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central angles of 5729.58 feet; thru a 59 CASE NO. 08-000233-CA steps of the Franklin 300.44 FEET TO A POINT, $800 mo $500 Dep Water 8320 ATViOff RoadVehiles
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599.31 fee r e chord of NOTICE OF SALE for sale and sell at public GREES 01 MINUTES 00 1-850-653-6735 834 -Motorhome
said arc being North o outcry to the highest and SECONDS WEST 300.00 NOTICE OF Sunoast R arch 6 Carrabelle
a abe NOTICE IS HEREBY best bidder for cash, the T WEOI Ocoast Ra March Carrabelle
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thence North 7722'16" Judgment of Foreclosure erty located in Frankln BEGINNING AND BEING ...0..
East 2778.72 feet to a MOREnPARTICULAReryloded FFrrkdaMRE PATCUARY7am-dark incl dishwasher, w/d in
East 2778.72 feet dated January 2th, 2009, County, Floda: MORE PARTICULARLY Under Floda Statutes 2d Annual unit, Pool, hot tub, sauna
point of curve to the left, and entered in Civil Action DESCRIBED AS FOL- "Self Service Storage Facil- 6100- Business/ + guest apt with full bath
thence Northeasterly along No. 08-000233-CA of the Lot 7, CarraLOWS: COMMENCE AT tyAct" 83.802-83.809 F.S., Sout Charity Commercial $1150m o yrlease, se-
S ee th a centra Circut court of the Sec- cordng to the plat thereof NER OF SECTION 20AIATC will sell to the high- Yard Sale 0 Beach Rentals curity deposit, cr check BMW750 IL 2001
gle of 092ru a cr ond Judicial Circuit in and recorded in Plat Book 8 N O est bidder, the contents of Multifamily, donations ac 6130 Cndaownhouse and ref required, REPO
angle of 09.ftuc4" for an TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, the following storage Unit 6140 Hon h RIn re r ed R
arcstance of 935.11 feet for Frankln County For Page 37, in the public rec- RANGE 4 WEST FRANK E Jame B. Koegh, (1) cepted, call for pick up. 610 house Rentas Nosmokers Call Beautiful black car, pay
the chord ofsaid arcbeng dawhere the parinties ordsof Frankn County, LIN COUNTY, FLORIDA, 22 South Coast Seacraft 6160 Rooms for Rentbalance only $6,870
North 72'41'44" East COASTAL COMMUNITY THENCE RUN NORTH 03 Sailboat, Reg FL 7648CV Yard Sale 481 Brownsville 8170- Mobile Home/Lot Tony850-628-4182 dlr
93407feet; thence r e ee Tgether with a DEGREES 41MNUTES 58 d Trailer the Public Sale Rd. (Apalachcola) Fri & 61 Out-of-Town Rentals
eants, highestandbestbd- urtenances thereto be- THE WEST BOUNDARY Apalachlcola Airport, 8 Air- china cabinet, Lots of odds Townhomes for rent,
feet; thence leang said der,forcash,at 11:00a.m. longing and Any person OF SAID SECTION 20, A port Rd., Apalachicola, FL &ends.
centerline run South (eastern Time) on the 19th claiming an interest in the DISTANCE TION 790.7A port Rd., Apalach-cola, FL &ends. Jones Homestead- Pon- Ford Taurus 1998, $375
thence run North 6801'12f day of March, 2009, at the surplus from the sale, if FEET TO THE SOUF 790.75 at 9 a.m., March21,2009. derosa Pines. First month Down, 0% interest, $3,900
East 126.21 feet to the front steps of the Franklin any, other than the prop- EASTERLY RIGHTOF- Owner may redeem unit 6100 rent free with deposit and Daylight Auto Financing
Point ofBeginning. From County Courthouse, Apa- erty owner as of the date WAY OF STATE ROAD candy time for to safull amount 12 month lease. 2 br and 2816 Hwy 98 W. 215-1769
said Point of Beginnn lachcola, Florida, the of the ls pendens must file NO. S376 SAID POINT ad te for fl aot Y 3br units available. Call
sconi int of ginning following-descirbed real claim within 60 days after NG ON CRV owed, CASH ONLY! 850 2
continue North 68o01'12" property as set forth in the sale. BEING ON A CURVEM%- 850-227-9732
East 126.22 feet; thence prope as set forth the sale. CONCAVE TO THE Contents may be sold nd- For Rent Space available 8120
run South 215848 Foreclosure DATED this 25th day of SOUTHEAST, THENCE vidually or as a whole or fr s bies
348.79 feet to the approx- February, 2009 RUN NORTHEASTERLY retained by landlord asce. Utilities inclu
ate mean hghwater line Lots Number SixtALONG SAID payment GUN SHOW Downtown Historic Apa-
of the Gulf of Mexico; ts Numbe Steen (1) MARCIA M. JOHNSON RIGHT-OF-WAY AND March12,2009 Ft Walton Beach lachicola. 29 Ave. E. Beautiful 3 br, 2 ba spa-
thence run South 6928'55" and Seventeen (17) n MARCA M. JOHNSON, CURVE TO THE RIGHT FAIRGROUNDS upstairs ) For info call clous home in south his- Chevy Blazer, 1997, $375
West along said approx- dred Seventy (270) and By: McheleMaxwell WITH A RADIUS OF March 7-8th Carol 850-653-3871 to district of Apalach down Fou Door,$3,900
mate mean hghwater line Lots Number One (1) and As Deputy Clerk 905.37 FEET (THRU A SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 104 St. George Island State cola. $500 month nc u- 0% interest Daylight Auto
matemn hi Lot s Number Onth ne lecola. $500 monyh M n u 0- W est0 Day 2 gh- u n-o
100.92 feet; thence run o I l Number Jefrey P W n CENTRAL ANGLE OF 45 FREE PARKING Park, 1900 East Gulfies. Call 229-221-1320 Financing 286 Hwy 98
South 7101'00" West Two Hundred Seventy P. Box 1956 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 41 Info (407) 275-7233 Beach Drive, St. George Wes 850 769
along said approximate Nne (279), GSEreater Apa- PanaCONDS FOR AN AR C flondaunshows com Island, FL 32328, (850)
eaong higwaroie 2 Nine (279), Greater Apa- Panama City, Florida S ECONDS FOR AN ARC715.73
fetnhneu c IslandnFL 32328,erefo Mr (850) 1,20FET H D EGn
DISTANCE OF 715.73 927-2111,44s receH72ngEb2ds
feet; thence run North e 25.37lachicola, Florida, accord- 32402FEET CHORD BEING 927-2111, s receiving bids
21588 West 344.86 feet Ing to the plat thereof on March 5, 12, 2009 NORTH 72 DEGREES 23 200pm Ford Explorer 1999Frday
to the Point of Beginning. le in the office of the Clerk M* March 13, 2009; for the Ford Explorer 999
h e st3 fe le ntheofflceof theBClerk 1366T MINUTES 10 SECONDS wd apFord Explorer 1999
Sth Cit C t N THE CIRCUIT COURT, EAST 697.24 FEET) TO A 3260awad ofa Seal UsREPO
Franklin County, Florida; SECOND JUDICIAL CIR- POINT OF TANGENCY Permit for the daily opera-
Subject to a Beach Ease- excepting therefromth SECOND JUDICIAL CIR POINT OF TANGENCY M tONLINEon of a Beach Conces- Beautiful SUV with leather,
ment over and across the excepting therefrom the CUT OF THE STATE OF THENCE RUN NORTH 05 ONLINE pay oan balance only
Southerly part thereof right of way U.S. Highway FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DEGREES 02 MINUTES 00 3100-Antiques sPon w thn the park. Inter- RE ESATE R E $830 Tony 85028-482
Southerly part thereof:in, upon and 3110 Appliances PHARMACY ested parties are to con- $4,830 Tony 850-628-4182
running across said Lots FRANKLIN COUNTY SECONDS EAST 100.00 3120-Arts & Crafts Buy Soma, Ultram, tact Mark Knapke, Park 7100-Homes
One (1) and Two (2) of PEOPLES FIRST COMMU MNUM (Rtion Fiorcet, $71.99/90 Qty Manager, at the above ad- 7110- BeachHome/
nOne (1) and Two (2) of PEOPLESFIRSTCOMMU- MONUMENT(RLS#4261) 3140- Baby Items Property
Easement of Ingress and Block Number Two Hun- OP IRSTCOMMU- ENTplies 107/180 PRICE IN d teh
Egress over Parcel 1 as dred Seventy None (279) NITY BANK, MARKING THE POINT OF 3150- Building Supplies $107/18 Qty PRICE IN- dress or telephone num- 7120- Commercial
granted in that certain in- Plaintiff, A CURVE CONCAVE TO 3160-Business CLUDES PRESCRIPTION! ber to obtain bid specifica- 7130- Condofownhouse Ford Explorer 2001,
strument recorded in OR. of Greate Apalachicola; THE SOUTHERLY ON THE Equipment $25 Coupon Mention: tons. 7140- Farms & Ranches loaded, with 5 speed, Two
strument recorded in .R. N THE 3170 Collectibles #41B311-888-518-2482 7150 Lots and Acreage door, $4,360 Includes Tax,
Book 204, Page 131of the ALSO: Lots 8, 9, 10, Block vs. SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF- 3180-Computers T-drugstore.org 71- Mobile Homes/Lots
Public Records ook204, Page131,ofthe ALSO Lots 8,9,10, Block v.WAY OF STATE ROAD 3190-Electronics 7170 Waerfront title, and cense Tony
o0 of Greater Apalac- PIRATES COVE MARINA, NO. S-376 SAID POINT 3200-Firewood 7180 Investment 850-628-4182 dlr
County, Flonpdaa7180-Investment
cola, according to the map LLC WILLIAM H. ALSO BEING THE POINT 3210- Free Pass it On 6110 Property
In accordance with the or plat thereof in general LINDNER, LAWTON OF BEGINNING. FROM 3220- GFurniture 7190e- Out-of-Town
use; 3230 Garage/Yard Sales Real Estate
Americans with Disabilities use; CHILES, III, A/K/A LAW- SAID POINT OF BEGINN- 3240- Guns e 7200- Timeshare
Act of 1990 (ADA), disa- ALSO: All of Lots Eleven TON M. CHILES, III, PI- ING THENCE RUN 3250 Good Things to Eat 70
bled persons who, be- RATES LANDING AT TIM- NORTHWESTERLY 3260- Health & Fitness 1 br, 1 ba & 2 br, apart- Dodge Ram $950 Down,
cause of their disabilities (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen BER ISLAND CONDOMIN- ALONG SAID NORTHERLY 3270 -Jewelry/Clothing ment. unfurn electric/water 1999 X/cab, 4x4, 0% inter-
need special accommo-13) Fourteenth (14), and IUM ASSOCIATION, INC., RIGHT-OF-WAY AND SAID 3280- Machinery/ Inc. Tile floors, part cy- 7100 est $5,900 Daylight Auto
nations to participate Fifteen (15), of Block Two Defendants. CURVE HAVING A RA- Equipment Financing 2816 Hwy 98
datons to participate in Hundred Seventy (270), in Defendants. CURVE HAVING A RA- MedicalEquipment press panelling, private Port St Joe, St. George Financing 2816 Hwy 98
this proceeding should DIUS OF 1005.37 FEET 3300-Miscellaneous EMPLOY deck 1 block from beach Island and St. James Bay West 850-215-1769
contact the ADA. Coordi eaterApalachcola, ac CASE NO. 08-000585-CA THROUGH A CENTRAL 3310-Musicallnsmments On St. George Islandank Own Toyota 100 $475 Down
nator at 33 Market St. Apa- cording to the map or plat ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 3320- Plants & Shrubs/ 4100-Help Wanted Please call 404-402-5573 Property. Pced way be + TT&L, 1995, $5,90
lachola Florida 323 thereof now in general NOTICE OF SALE 12 MINUTES 41 SEC- Supplies 4130- Employment 850-653-6459 ow market ae Prices trt ht A
lachlcola, Florida 32320 or 850-653-6459
Telephone (850)653-8861 use; ONDS FOR AN ARC DIS- 3330- Restaurant/Hotel Informalion low market value! Prices interest, Daylight Auto Fi-
ONDS FR ANARC S 3340- Sporting Goods starting at $35,000. Please nancing 2816 Hwy 98 W.
prior to such proceedings..ALSO: Lots 5, 6, and 7, NOCEisherebygivenTANCEOF161.63FEET3350- Tickets (Buy & Sell) 1 call Counts Real Estate 850-215-1769
a in-B k 270 of Greater Apa pursuant to a Final Judg- (CHORD OF SAID ARC im Im o Group at 850-249-3615.
Any person claiming an n- Block 270 of Greater Apa- ment of Foreclosure dated BEING NORTH 89 DE- 4100 roup at 850 249
terest in the surplus from according February 26, 2009 entered GREES 34 MINUTES 21 Furnished Loft Apt, n his- W Rent
the sale, if any, other than map thereof in general in Case Number SECONDS WEST 161.46 Customer Support toric district. Cbl/wtr incl
the property owner as of use; 08-000585-CA of the Cir- FEET) TO A CONCRETE 3120 1 1100sf high ceilings, Pn- When You Can Toyota Tundra 2003
the date of the Lis Pend- AND BEING OTHRWISE cult Court of the Second MONUMENT (RLS # Cashier vate entrance and deck. Own A Brand Large Down Payment
ens must file a claim within BE AS D Judicial Circuit in and for 4 2 6 1 ) No-Stress Fest Clerk needed at the mini No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. om ? mall Ttal Pri
60 days after the sale. CLUDNGIl ofTHEPR Frankln County Florida, THENCE RUN NORTH 05 t convenience store (blue). +$750 dep. 850-653-3838 New Home? Small Total Price
SERVE allofTHEPRE wherein PEOPLES FIRST DEGREES 01 MINUTES March 14th Must be able to work La ig2 p, THE AVENUES at $2,500 dn $5,900 Total
Witness my hand and the CON MI M, acrd COMMUNITY BANK s the 0 0 10 am-5 pm nights andor weekends Lanark Village 2 br apt, KEOUGH's LANDING. Tony850-628-4182
official seal of this Honora- NDOMINIUM, accord- Plaintiff and PIRATES SECONDS EAST 312.96 Galler Call 927-2163 for more info Furiat oo Green certified and HOP
ble Court, on this 24th day ng to the Declaration of COVE MARINA, LLC, WIL- FEET TO A CONCRETE furniture $450 mo + $200 approved. Affordable Liv- :*
ble Court, thereof, as Open House dep_________ 8 8 ng o _the o eCs
of February, 2009. ondoinum reo LIAM H. LINDNER, LAW MONUMENT (RLS Open House Food Serv/Hospitality dep8505458813ngon the Forgotten Coast20
MRI JOHNSONy 20ords Book 893,cPageReof TON CHILES, III, A/K/A # 4 2 6 1 ) Carrabelle Town Square Lanark Village, 1 br apt. 3 bdrm 2 bath homes
MARCIAJOHNSON ords Book 893, Page 1, of LAWTON M. CHILES, III, THENCE RUN SOUTH 84 Bebos FolkArt Gallery 2 Sober Cooks W/D, C/H/A, yard $550 ranging from 1250-2000
the Public Records of moPsE&aSsqftn Caabees NewesC
Clerk of Circuit Court the nkubc Records of and PIRATES LANDING DEGREES 58 MINUTES Arts and Crafts mo, st & last. Ask for Jim sqf n Carrabelles Newest
By: Michele Maxwell County Florida; AT TIMBER ISLAND CON- 0 0 LiveMusic Good hours. Good pay. 850-697-2788 Subdivision only /4 mile
Deputy Clerk LESS AND EXCEPT Units DOMINIUM ASSOCIA- SECONDS EAST 363.44 Apply at The Grill in Apa- from the Carrabelle River COMPLETE PACKAGES
No. S ATNo. T TION, INC., are the De- FEET, MORE OR LESS TO Vendors call lachlcola any day FROM$4,995
Costin&Costn SERVE AT BAYS EDGE fendants, I will sell to the THE WESTERLY RIVERS 8509338297 Prcng from the $100,000 Welded, AluminumBoats
Charles A. Costin CONDOMII d highest bidder for cash at EDGE OF THE Home Bi Trainin Pick your Lot. Smoker/BBQ Fryers
413C ilamsAve. CCONDOMINIUM, accord- the front steps of the CARRABELLE RIVER Artists preferred; Home Biz Training
413 Wllams Ave. ng to t he front arasteps o f un t he C ARRABE LLNCE RUN SOUTH IVER; some yard sae ems PT $400-$1,200 Mo FT Lanark Village, furnshed Choose Your Model. BonyFoda
PO. Box 98 Condominum t hereof as Franklin County Court- THENCE RUN SOUTH 09 some yarl sale items 0to $6,000 Mo. Call 1 br, Central air, screen Only 8 Iots left! www.xtmeindustries.cm
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 recorded in Official Rec house, 33 Market Street, DEGREES 39 MINUTES also 27-865-6795000 o $6000 Mo Callmo., No pets BEC & Company, Inc. r
850-227-1159 Apalachicola, Florida, 2 4 cat ok. (850)-766-7238 (850) 656-2608
Florida850-227-59 the Public Reco ds of Franklin County, at 11:00 SECONDS WEST 300.97
March 5, 12, 2009Cuntyord a.m. Eastern Time, on the FEET, MORE OR LESS
1325TFrankn County, Floda. 19th day of March, 2009, ALONG SAID RIVERyS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT The successful bidder at the following described EDGE TO SAID NORTH- | 6120
~ THE R ICON JUR ed property situated in Frank- ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
OF THE SECOND JUDI the sale will be required to in County, Florda, and set STATE ROAD NO, S-376,

FOR FOR FRANKLIN documentary stamps on DEGREES 58 MINUTES
COUNTY FLORIDA the Certificate of Title. Judgment, 0 St. Geore
GULF STATE COMMU- DATED this 23rd day of A PARCEL OF LAND ON SECONDS EST ALONG Cashier sa
NITY BANK, February, 2009. TIMBER ISLAND, IN SAID NORTHERLY
NITYBANK, February, 2009. FRACTIONAL SECTION RIGHT-OF-WAY 178.15 Clerk needed at mini $160 wk, elec, Satellite,
Plaintiff,, ..^,u^fI IfNI NI 20, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, FEET, MORE OR LESS TO de Garbage included pool ___ ___


vs. .............. RANGE 4 WEST IN THE THE POINT OF BEGINN- convenience store "Blue". table. 12X65 deck with
vs Clerk of The Court M.A. WILLIAMS SURVEY ING. Beautiful view, Call Psychic Readings
Franklin County, Florida LYING WEST OF THE MuSt be able to work nights 850-653-5114
ELLIOTT FANN and FRED- By: Michele Maxwell CARRABELLE RIVER, IN LESS AND EXCEPT: M and/ orwee kends.D By Christine
ERICK STUART WHITE, As Deputy Clerk FRANKLIN COUNT LESS AND EXCEPTand/or weekends. Destiney Drive Tell the past, present
JR., both married persons, March 5, 12, 2009 FLORIDA, PARTICULARLY CONDOMINIUM UNIT- Bookkeeping and future. Palm and
UNITED SA A 1348T DESCRIBED AS FOL- NUMBERS: tarrot card readings also
AMERICA, and CHASE 148T DESCRIBED AS FOL NUMBERS: House Keeper's Needed613 Service. available. Located @
BANK USA, N.A. Carrabelle QuickBooks and Excel 9801 Front Beach Rd.
Defendantss. Notice is hereby given: BEGINNING AT A2, PO AND4 at Buccaner Inn on St. 3 br, 2 ba Unfurnished, Part Time PCB across from Dirty
CASE NO.: 08-000499-CA ON THE WEST BANK OF 12 George Island W/D, D/W, CH& A, Deck, Payroll and Financial Dicks Crab House.
CASE NO.: 08-000499-CA Jason S. Knapp THE CARRABELLE RIVER, C-13 AND 17 Pool side. Covered boat Reports 249-9103 Grand Open-
NOTICE OF SALE 139 E. Gulf Beach Drive OR WHAT IS COMMONLY D-19, 20, 21, 23, 24, AND For More Information Call: parking. Long term. Organize for Tax ingpecial $20 Palm
NOTICE OF SALE St. George Island, FL KNOWN AS TIMBER IS-26 Information PRICE REDUCED. Prpae Readings.
NOTICE is hereby given 32328 LAND, SAID POINT BEING E-30 (850) 927-2163 For appointment 697-2490 Charlene
that, pursuant to the Order 3799.4 FEET SOUTH AND F-33 850-877-7696
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Local


Thursday, March 5, 2009


Architect Guy Yaste at the site of the groundbreaking of the new
on Timber Island.


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Photo by LOIS SWOBODA
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission office


Weems faces crunch,

reduces some staff hours


Alan Peirce, the coun-
ty's director of adminis-
trative services, reported
Tuesday Weems Memo-
rial Hospital has seen a
drop-off in revenues.
"Because of the eco-
nomic downturn, hospitals
across Florida are experi-
encing fewer admissions,
and doctor's offices are
seeing fewer patients," he
said.
"The hospital board is
acutely aware of the need
for the hospital to oper-
ate on its own finances.
To that end, some hospi-
tal employees are seeing
some reductions in hours
when the patient census
is low. But the hospital is
trying to increase revenue
opportunities," he said.
In terms of the new
Carrabelle clinic, staffed
by Dr. Nancy Chorba, the


facility saw 94 patients in
January, with 35 percent
of them from Carrabelle.
"The hospital board is
trying to develop strate-
gies that will allow East-
point and Apalachicola
residents to get primary
medical care in their own
communities, which will
free up the Carrabelle
clinic for Carrabelle resi-
dents and those on the
eastern end of the coun-
ty," Pierce said.
Pierce said the hos-
pital board discussed
federal stimulus money
at its most recent meet-
ing. "It appears there is
money to increase reim-
bursements to hospitals
serving lower income ar-
eas, which should benefit
Weems. When and how
much Weems will receive
is unknown," he said.


FWC breaks ground for new Carrabelle office


By Lois Swobodo Ken Haddad, FWC's executive di-
Times Staff Writer rector, said "the FWC moved here in
1991 and has been waiting ever since
for a permanent building."
On Feb. 24, local officials and Florida Cost of the new building is $789,000.
Fish and Wildlife Commission employ- Architect for the project is Guy E.
ees from across the Panhandle broke Yaste III of Caldwell Associates of Pen-
ground for a new FWC office building sacola. Culpepper Construction Co. of
to be constructed on Timber Island. Tallahassee, the general contractor,
The 3,519-square-foot office will anticipates completing the building by
serve the needs of 34 FWC field of- mid-July.
ficers and administrative staff serv- John Griffin, project manager for
ing Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, Franklin, Culpepper, said, "This will be a LEEDS
Wakulla and Jefferson counties. It will (Leadership in Energy and Environ-
house six offices, plus squad and train- mental Design) certified building, al-
ing rooms. though we will not know at what level
"This will be a huge improvement for about a month. The structure will
over the space we're in now," said FWC have two- to three-foot overhangs for
Capt. Craig Duval. sun control, a metal roof for energy ef-
The current FWC office is a 1,100- ficiency and durability, and energy ef-
square-foot doublewide trailer that's ficient lighting that will minimize light
almost 20 years old. Just what will be- pollution.
come of the trailer is unsettled at this "A lot of LEEDS certification is in
point, but Duval said he hopes another the construction techniques," he said.
state agency will want it. "We make the building tight and en-



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ergy efficient and circulate air using
fresh air exchange."
The structure will be able to with-
stand winds of up to 160 miles per
hour.
Numerous local officials were on
had for the groundbreaking, including
State Rep. Leonard Bembry, Sheriff
Skip Shiver, County Commissioner
Cheryl Sanders, former State Rep.
Will Kendrick, Carrabelle Mayor Curly
Messer and Carrabelle Commissioner
James Brown.
"Will Kendrickis largely responsible
for this facility. He has been a great as-
set to this community, just as this build-
ing will be," Bembry said in a speech
before the groundbreaking.
"I started working on this several
years ago. It was one of my last proj-
ects while in office," said Kendrick. "I
was afraid special sessions would wipe
it out somewhere down the line. I am
very happy to see ground broken to-
day."


and arrowheads from our area. Bingo 7 p.m. St. George Island For info, call 653-8715.
The Apalachicola Communi- Fire Dept. $1 / card. Proceeds go Card Club. Franklin County
ty Gardens committee will meet to St. George Island Civic Club. Call Senior Center. 1 p.m. Call 697-3760.
at 6 p.m. at the Apalachicola Bay 927-4654. Bingo for the Bus. Chillas Hall in
Chamber of Commerce office on Lanark village. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call
Commerce Street. For info, call 653- Wednesday, March 11 697-9626.
9419. GED classes are offered at the
Art Club at the Franklin Coun- Scipio Creek Advisory Cor- Franklin County School from 3 to 6
ty Senior Center in Carrabelle. 2 to mittee will meet at 5 p.m. at Apala- p.m. every week in Building 1100,
4 p.m. Call 697-3760. chicola City Hall at Battery Park. Room 1105. Call 670-2800.


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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 MinusO: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:


Bald Point


HigH
Minus 9:15


Low
Minus 0:03


APALACHICOLA
03/05 Thu 05:45AM -0.3 L 08:55PM 1.5 H

03/06 Fri 06:57AM -0.4 L 03:28PM 1.2 H
05:52PM 1.1 L 10:36PM 1.4 H


03/07 Sat 07:55AM -0.4 L
07:17PM 1.0 L

03/08 Sun 12:16AM 1.4 H
04:36PM 1.2 H

03/09 Mon 02:38AM 1.4 H
04:46PM 1.2 H

03/10 Tue 03:46AM 1.4 H
04:56PM 1.2 H

03/11 Wed 04:45AM 1.4 H
05:05PM 1.2 H


03:26PM 1.2 H


09:43AM -0.3 L
09:14PM 0.8 L

10:23AM -0.2 L
10:02PM 0.5 L

10:56AM 0.0 L
10:46PM 0.3 L

11:24AM 0.2 L
11:28PM 0.1 L


CARRABELLE
03/05 Thu 03:32AM -0.5 L 07:30PM 2.4 H

03/06 Fri 04:44AM -0.6 L 02:03PM 1.9 H
03:39PM 1.8 L 09:11PM 2.2 H

03/07 Sat 05:42AM -0.6 L 02:01PM 1.9 H
05:04PM 1.6 L 10:51PM 2.2 H


03/08 Sun 07:30AM -0.5 L
07:01PM 1.3 L


03:11PM 1.9 H


03/09 Mon 01:13AM 2.2 H 08:10AM -0.3 L
03:21 PM 1.9 H 07:49PM 0.8 L

03/10 Tue 02:21AM 2.2 H 08:43AM 0.0 L
03:31PM 1.9 H 08:33PM 0.5 L

03/11 Wed 03:20AM 2.2 H 09:11AM 0.3 L
03:40PM 1.9 H 09:15PM 0.2 L



















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