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Thursday, MARCH 26, 2009 w w w. a p a I a c ht i mes. c o m 50(


Franklin schools consider cutting up to 15 percent of budget


AVID AULtI tN |I I The limes
Jerry Copeland, the district's chief contract
negotiator, addresses the school board last week, as
Superintendent Nina Mark listens, at right.


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

The Franklin County School Board
got down to brass tacks Thursday as it
took the first steps towards cutting up
to 15 percent of the district's budget in
the months ahead.
At a special afternoon meeting
March 19, the board heard a dire


report on statewide funding cutbacks
from Superintendent Nina Marks,
and then turned for advice to its chief
contract negotiator, Jerry Copeland,
a management consultant out of
Titusville.
In her opening report, Marks said
Florida Education Commissioner Dr.
EricSmithhas advisedsuperintendents
that for the remainder of the fiscal year
it is wise not to touch any money not


earmarked for a specific expenditure.
"His advice is not to spend any
money you don't have to spend," she
said.
Federal stimulus money has been
targeted to special education programs
and Title I schools, which are those
serving the lowest achieving
population in the most economically

See 'SAD FACTS' A3


UNATTENDED CAMPFIRE LEADS TO 80-ACRE


Mediacom: No


changes planned


to cable service


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer


A wildfire that broke out on the Gulf!/
Franklin County line Sunday evening was
under control by Monday afternoon, according
to state forestry officials.
Chris Worrell, operations administrator
for the Florida Division of Forestry (DOF)
said forestry crews were mopping up the area
Monday looking for embers.
The threatening fire forced the closure of
U.S. 98 between Franklin and Gulf counties, as
well as County Road 30-A, for several hours.
Worrell said 80 acres burned before the fire
was brought under control.
The blaze was the result of an unattended
campfire that spread through dry undergrowth
and rapidly increased in size due to windy
conditions, he said.
DOF fire towers spotted smoke from the


blaze and the DOF dispatched five bulldozers
and several aircraft to bring it under control.
They were joined by members of area
volunteer departments.
On Tuesday, a burn advisory was issued by
Franklin County Emergency Management for
the entire county.
"The Florida Panhandle and Franklin
County are presently experiencing drought
conditions that are likely to continue
throughout the spring months due to high
winds and low relative humidity," said Pamela
Register, emergency management director.
The Carrabelle Division of DOF the
Franklin County United Firefighters, the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office and each of
county commissioners urge all citizens to
check with DOF before considering open pile
burning and remind everyone to never leave a
fire unattended.
Please make sure that when you put your
fire out, it's "Dead Out."


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

The state has taken
control of media franchises
away from the counties, but
there will not be significant
changes in local service,
according to one media
spokesperson.
Barbara Bonowicz,
government relations
spokesman, and Shane
Ruth, area supervisor
for Mediacom, a cable
television, telephone
and internet provider
for Franklin County,
addressed the county
commission on March 17
to discuss changes to the
cable television franchise
agreements in Florida.
Franchise agreements,
formerly handled between


the individual county and
the cable provider, are now
negotiated by the state
government.
"The board used to
control both the franchise
and the amount of the fees
paid to the county. The state
has now taken control of
both of those," said County
Attorney Michael Shuler
said.
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders said the state
was undermining local
government control.
Numerous rumors have
circulated about the new
policy and the commission
requested Mediacom send
a representative to clarify
what changes could be
expected. Commissioners
had also expressed
See MEDIACOM A6


LOIS SWOBODA I The Times
Mediacom government relations liaison Barbara
Bonowicz.


TDC approves interim deal for administrative help


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Acting quickly to
prevent any interruptions
in its administration, the
Franklin County Tourist
Development Council
on Monday turned to an
existing contractor to take
over the reins.
By unanimous vote,
the TDC approved an
interim administrative
services contract, for up
to five months, with Bay
Media, intended to assure
a seamless transition for
the office operation.
The deal, which begins
April 1 but could be
canceled by either party
with 14-days notice, follows
a decision by the current


administrator, Allyn Inc.,
to terminate its contract at
the end of this month.
Allyn operates out of the
downtown Apalachicola
offices of Curt Blair, who
in January indicated his
company planned to end
its contract with the TDC
around May 1.
But on March 2,
Blair, co-owner of the
Water Street Hotel in
Apalachicola, notified TDC
Chair Helen Spohrer that
Allyn wished to exercise its
30-day termination clause
and end the contract one
month early.
"Unfortunately, the
demands of the Water
Street Hotel require that
my staff and I concentrate
our full effort on hotel
activities," he wrote. "My


Weighing the alternatives at Monday's TDC meeting
are, from left, Sheila Hauser, Curt Blair, Helen
Spohrer, Diana Prickett and Alice Collins.


association with the TDC
has been one of my great
pleasures. I appreciate all
you and the members have
done to promote tourism in
the county and to provide
my staff the assistance that
was necessary to make our


work a success."
At the same time the
TDC turned at Monday's
meeting to Bay Media,
the council also approved
advertising immediately
for two other options.
Companies who wish


to bid on a full-service
administrative service
contract, which would
include office space, may
do by April 6.
Companies, or
individuals, who wish
to apply to fulfill an
administrative assistant
function, which would not
include providing office
space, may do so also by
April 6.
The TDC then plans
to decide on the best
combination of these
applications and present
their plan for approval by
the county commission on
April 7.
The deal with Bay
Media, a graphic design
and marketing firm in
Apalachicola, calls for
the TDC to spend $800


per month from its
administrative budget
to lease furnished office
space, complete with
utilities and use of office
equipment, at the Bay
Media building at 65 Ave.
E.
The deal also calls for
spending up to 40 hours
per month, at $22 per hour,
from the TDC's marketing
budget for interim
administrative services,
such as answering phones
and maintaining the
website.
These duties would
not include the array of
responsibilities, such
as taking minutes and
processing grants to non-
profit organizations, which

See TDC A5


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A2 I The Times


Local


Thursday, March 26, 2009


"Family affair" returns to Ilse Newell series Sunday

Seventeen members cals, instrumentals and sur- Army colonel Dave McLain, Mary McLain, and their -I


from the extended families
of the three Bowles sisters
will be the featured artists
this Sunday afternoon at the
Apalachicola Area Historical
Society's Ilse Newell Find
for the Performing Arts se-
ries.
The March 29 concert, at
4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal
Church, will be a blend of vo-


prises as the families of area
residents Eugenia Bowles
Watkins, Ruth Bowles Ecks-
tine and Matilda "T" Bowles
McLain come together for a
memorable, musical after-
noon.
Eugenia Watkins' hus-
band, retired music profes-
sor Bedford Watkins, and T.
McLain's husband, retired


will join with Watkins' son,
Thomas Wyatt Watkins, and
Ruth and Joe Eckstine's
son-in-law, Greg McMillan,
to perform as the "One Night
Stand Barbershop Quartet."
T. Wyatt Watkins will per-
form Celtic music on the
violin, and there will be pro-
fessional drama, featuring
Donovan Diez and his wife,


three children, Mimi, Joe
and David. Together with
grandfather Dave McLain,
they'll perform a scene
from "A Midsummer's Night
Dream."
Virginia Eckstine McMil-
lan, and her sister, Randi
Eckstine Hamner, will sing a
duet "Sisters."
There'llbe a performance
of the selection "Spring"
from Vivaldi's "Four Sea-
sons, an array of vocal selec-
tions and several surprises.
The Ilse Newell Find is
funded primarily by the gen-
erous contributions of com-
mitted sponsors, patrons,
associates and friends. A
suggested donation of $2
is asked of concertgoers to
support the series, admin-
istered 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.


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The three Bowles sisters, Eugenia Bowles
Watkins, right, Ruth Bowles Eckstine, center,
and Matilda "T" Bowles McLain will be
performing on Sunday as part of the Ilse Newell's
"Family Affair" concert. The three are shown
above singing in the original concert in April
2003.


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A3 I The Times


Local


Thursday, March 26, 2009


'SAD FACTS' from page Al


disadvantaged schools.
But how much Franklin
County might get of these
funds is not yet clear, said
the superintendent.
Governor Charlie Crist
has asked the Florida
Legislature to add $189
million in school funding
back to the state budget,
but there remains a $2
billion to $2.5 billion gap
that stills need to be filled
to balance it, as required by
law.
Marks said Florida
lottery funding, which in
2000 totaled about $151
million, had grown to more
than $402 million last year
for schools throughout the
state.
But this year that total
has dropped back to $388
million. "This shows the
money that people might
have used, a non-recurring
item, is not something we
can count on," said Marks.
"It was supposed to
be icing on the cake," she
said, but now lottery funds
go mainly to fund pre-
Kindergarten programs.
Marks said the state's
share of the total cost
of educating Florida
schoolchildren has dropped
from nearly 62 percent in
2000, to a little less than 48
percent, as of last month's
most recent calculation.
"There's been a shift in
responsibility" to the local
districts, she said.
The base student
allocation, the major chunk
offunding the state provides
each of Florida's 67 school
districts, rose from nearly
$3,228 per student in 2000,
to about $4,080 last year.
But so far this year,
this per-student allocation
has been cut twice by the
Legislature, down to $3,972
in the fall and now back to

Paddling trip on the
Apalachicola Saturday
The Apalachicola River-
keeper and the Franklin
County Parks and Rec-
reation Department will
sponsor another of the
free educational paddling
programs at Franklin
County's newly acquired
Indian Creek Public Park,
on North Bayshore Drive
in Eastpoint.
The Indian Creek Edu-
cation paddling trips are
scheduled for the fourth
Saturday of every month
year round.
The upcoming trip is
scheduled for Saturday,
March 28 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. A short educational
talk will be followed by a 3.5-
hour kayak/canoe trip led
by experienced Riverkeep-
er staff and volunteers.
Reservations are re-
quired and can be made
by e-mail or by calling the
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
office at 653-8936.

Last chance for
Apalachicola book
This is it! This is your
last chance to get your fam-
ily, business or any photos
into the newest Arcadia
Book, "Images of America
- Apalachicola."
Beverly M. Douds will
be at the Apalachicola Li-
brary, or at Dolores Sweet
Shop on March 31. This
Tuesday is the last chance
to make the book. The
hours are between 10 a.m.
to about 4 p.m. so get over
there fast.
Douds still needs photos
of the Holy Family School,
the old Catholic school,
and the Star of the Sea
school. Also does anyone
know someone named Bell
Smith, an African- Ameri-
can?
Beverly has a few more
photos that need names to
go with them. Please take
the time and visit with her
at the Library and help
me! Get your family in this
book; it will make a won-
derful history book for the
future generation.
To contact Beverly, call


her at 850-229-1094 or 850-
229-1151. Or email her at:
csblighthouselady2008@
gmail.com or bm-
douds2004@yahoo.com


$3,886.
"It's not any district
in the state of Florida
misspending what they
have," saidMarks. "They're
not getting it anymore."

"If we don't have it,
we can't give it"

Marks said Smith
informed superintendents
that according to the most
up-to-date discussion, the
Legislature planned to
trim state funding by 12.9
percent, and that "it's fair
to say it's probably going to
be 15 percent."
In addition, Property
Appraiser Doris Pendleton
has signaled she foresees
a drop of upwards of 25
percent in county property
tax revenues next year.
This will diminish the
money the district gets
from its local millage,
which includes the four-
year, half-mill approved
last year.
This millage has been
earmarked for employee
raises, which will total
about 24 percent through
June 30, 2011.
But some board
members cautioned
that negotiators for the
district, and the unions
representing teachers and
support staff, may be asked
to return to the bargaining
table and consider changes
to the pay hikes slated for
the first three of four years
that the half-mill operating
levy is in force.
"If we don't have it, we
can't give it to them," said
Board Member David
Hinton.
"These are the cold,
hard, sad facts," said
Chairman Jimmy Gander.


He noted that as it exists
now, in the fourth year, the
fiscal year ending June 30,
2012, salaries and benefits
would roll back, under the
current agreement.
"We can either have a
13 percent RIF (reduction
in force) or a 13 percent
cut in salaries, or a happy
medium," said Gander.
"We can renegotiate with
the union, or flat cut 13
percent of our personnel."
Marks said state officials
have advised not to hire any
district employees back
until the legislative session
ends May 1, and that some
districts don't plan to hire
anyone back who is not
on continuing contract,
commonly referred to as
tenure.
"I've done a lot of soul
searching on this," she
said. "I would like to hold
on to as many people as we
can because that's dinner
on the table at night."

Board asked
to take pay cut

Possible cost-cutting
measures include asking
all employees to forego
one day of pay each month,
which Sam Carnley, the
district's finance director,
said would amount to
roughly a 5 percent
savings.
Gander said school
board members should
consider cutting their own
salaries by 15 percent.
"These are troubling times,
and we ought to do our
part," he said.
"The superintendent
and the board should stand
together and all take the
first cut, a minimum of 10
percent," said Marks.


Hinton suggested the
board consider cutting
back the seven-period
day down to six, and
eliminate "unimportant"
subjects, which he said
would increase teachers'
efficiency by 20 percent and
reduce staff by 10 percent.
"It's not something
new," he said. "It's
something that's worked
in other places and it can
work here."
Marks ticked off a list
of seemingly drastic cuts
being implemented by
other districts in Florida.
"Everybody's looking at
what works best for them,"
she said.
She noted that in the
most recent survey, only
two teachers indicated they
did not intend to return for
the school year.
In his report, Copeland
said that when and if the
school board declared a
RIF, it would be up to Marks
to make the necessary
recommendations. "I
would encourage you to
talk about a reduction
in personnel in terms
of managing attrition,"
he said. "By managing
attrition over time, and
carefully selecting the
positions that will be filled
after they're vacant."
He said tenured faculty
would be difficult to cut,
and that he believed that
non-renewal of those on


annual contracts would be
the likely first step if cuts
in teaching ranks were
needed.
"You need a master
plan in place when the
sky falls," he said. "There
are safeguards the
superintendent needs to
put into place."
Copeland urged the
board to determine
a "reasonable cash
contingency" and then
work backwards from
there, knowing how much
they wished to keep in cash
reserves. "And build Fort
Knox around it," he said.
"The contingency sits. It's
your emergency fund when
there is no other place to
go.
"It's whatever you are
comfortable with given
the needs of this school
system," Copeland said,
noting that if the amount
drops below 2 percent of
the budget, the state has
the authority to step in.
Copelandsaidthedistrict
continue to be in "informal
conversation" with the
union and its leadership.
"They are appreciative of
the raise, and they clearly
understand not only what's
going on here but around
the state," he said. "I have
every reason to believe
we'll be able to get together.
If the sky does fall, we're
going to have to go back to
the table.


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"We really don't know
where we are and we won't
know until they go through
the processin Tallahassee,"
Copeland said.
Gander urged Marks to
act quickly in drawing up
a list of proposed cuts, so
that they can be reviewed
in executive session. The
alternative, he said, sends
the wrong message to
staff.
"Then it gives the
impression of a witch hunt
or a popularity contest," he
said. "(If I were on staff),
I would like to know that
and when I can try to make
some plans for that."
The board considered,
but was advised to drop,
the idea of delaying the last
paycheck of this fiscal year
so the expense carries over
to the upcoming year.
The board also heard
a suggestion from Paula
Webb, an elementary
school teacher, who
said it should consider
eliminating the 92-page
standardized test that is
given kindergartners, first
and second graders.
The test has been
administered for years to
local students, but it is not
required by law for those
youngsters.
"If it's not mandatory,
let's not do it," said Webb.
"There's no reason to be
putting our kids through
that."


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Opinion


A4 I The Times


J.


Thursday, March 26,2009


All things


considered, tourism


good for the county


I'm on spring break. Judging by the traffic
and the number of out-of-state license plates,
so is the rest of the country. That's a good thing
for the restaurants, rental units and shops. I'm
happy to see the extra dollars circulating that will
pay the servers, cooks, busboys,
housekeepers, maintenance workers
X and sales people. When they get paid,
bills get paid.
I'm optimistic about the building
projects I see around. The Piggly
Wiggly in Apalachicola is undergoing
a facelift. The bank will rebuild. There
will be renovations to Chapman as the
RED WHITE charter school prepares to move in.
AND ROUX The new fire station in the old Dollar
Denise Roux Store location will provide work for
some. The library is preparing to
spend thousands on relocating or
renovating. There is some construction action here
locally, and it's good. I like seeing those guys with
their tool belts on the job.
The truth is, we still need the tourists. We advertise
for them to come. We welcome travel writers from all
over the world who provide free ink urging visitors
to our spot of paradise. We take care of them as best
we can, patiently explaining that Walmart and movie
theaters are more than an hour away. We really aren't
interested in how they do it back home, but we resign
ourselves and listen anyway.
We educate them about fragile sand dunes,
turtle-friendly lighting, picking sea oats and eating
raw oysters. We lecture on the superiority of wild
shrimp over farm-raised. We encourage them to
have grits and hushpuppies with their fried fish.
We hope they respect our fragile environment
and us. We don't offer the staged perfection of
Disney World. We want them to love it here, spend
some money, and not make fun of who and what we
are.
It is very easy for locals to become a tad
irritated. Visitors can't possibly know that it is
perfectly fine to swing a left turn at the Grill corner
without stopping. It is probably the only left turn
right-of-way in the state. We just need to take a
deep breath and resist tapping the horn. They will
figure it out eventually.
We can't really expect first-time visitors to drive
the speed limit along our coastal highways. They
have to look, and ooh and ahh, even if we are on a
workday commute.
I really only have two gripes. First on the list is
the combined family visit to the grocery store. It is
not unusual to see six to eight adults and children
manning one grocery cart. The kids are all over the
store while the adults debate the merits of iceberg
versus romaine lettuce. I think this shopping
trip might be an outing for the newly arrived,
where they negotiate sharing kitchen and meal
responsibilities for a week. I find it annoying to be
caught up in all that drama. I am still polite, but I
think they are being rude.
Second is the attitude toward our restaurant
servers, grocery check-out clerks and sales
people. They are our friends and neighbors, not
automatons. Give a smile, say hello, treat them like
a human being, not someone who is there to cater
to your every whim.
We have hundreds of wonderful, kind visitors
who return year after year and yearn to relocate
here. I know because I get e-mails from them. We
welcome you.
We welcome all the other ones, too. We just don't
always know the best way to express it.

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


Boyd to host tele-town hall March 31


Congressman Allen
Boyd, D-North Florida,
will hold a live telephone
town hall meeting at 7 p.m.
March 31.
This one-hour
conference call will give the
people of North Florida the
opportunity to voice their
concerns and ask questions


about the steps Congress
has taken and will be taking
in the coming months to address
the short- and long-term fiscal
challenges facing our country.
The tele-town hall will focus
on the recent stimulus package,
ongoing budget negotiations and
other issues.
"I am looking forward to this


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additional opportunity to
hear from the people of
North Florida and answer
their questions," said
Boyd. "Our state and our
nation are facing historic
economic challenges. I
know that across North
BOYD Florida, small business
itcello owners are desperate
to keep their companies
functioning, families are
struggling to make ends meet,
and working men and women are
fighting to keep their jobs. It is my
hope that this tele-town hall will
allow the people of North Florida
to learn more about the measures
being taken to strengthen our
economy, create jobs and lessen


the impact of this economic
downturn."
Boyd will be using a phone
service to call households in
North Florida. If the phone is
answered, the person will hear
a recorded message from Boyd
asking them to stay on the line
to join the conference call. If
they choose to do so, they will be
automatically connected to the
live town hall meeting, where they
will have the opportunity to ask
questions to Boyd or simply listen
in to the call.
To participate in Boyd's live
tele-town hall meeting, call, toll-
free, 877-229-8493 at 7 p.m. with
the passcode 13901, and you will be
placed immediately into the call.


State should not change clerk's duties


Q. Can you explain what
is happening in this session
of the legislature regarding
your office?


A. House Bill 1121 and
Senate Bill 2108 have been
filed, which proposed to
transfer the duties of the YOUR
clerk of the circuit court TRU
to judges and judicial staff Marcia
and change the budgeting
process. As of March 18, the
Senate has filed an amended bill,
which deletes the sections about
transferring the duties but provides
that clerks will now have to be a
part of the state's appropriation
process.
The state legislature actually
approved the budget process in
existence when Article V of our
constitution was revised effective
in 2004, which dictated that clerks
would have budgets based on
the revenues they collected. The
argument from the judges has
been that they have to go through a
legislative budget process, so clerks
should do likewise. The fact is that
clerks have turned over millions of
dollars to the state in excess fees
each year, but that money was going
to the general fund of the state to be
disbursed pursuant to the laws put
in place by the legislature.
The amended Senate Bill 2108
changes some of the disbursements
of funds collected by clerks where
some monies now going to the
general fund will be redirected to
the courts through a state courts
trust fund. Clerks have always
agreed the courts should have a
dedicated funding source.
Because the House bill hasn't
been amended, I am still concerned
about the effort to transfer the
duties of the clerk. This effort
erodes the integrity of the court
records and court funds. Although
proponents of the transfer cite
financial reasons for the move,
the bills destroy the clerk's critical
check and balance of the judicial
process. You can visit the House
and Senate Web sites at: www.
myfloridahouse.gov and www.
flsenate.gov.
Someone asked "How can
judges think they can take over


a position the people
elected?" That person
is correct. The framers
of our state constitution
created the office of the
clerk to be a public trustee,
an impartial, independent
and elected third party
PUBLIC who is answerable to the
STEE public and responsible for
ohnson protecting the integrity of
public records and funds.
The job of judges is to preside over
courtrooms and deliver justice and
be the finders of fact in the cases
they hear.
I'll quote from the clerk in Leon
County, "If informally asked by a
judge to seal a record, destroy a
record, hide a docket, change a
case assignment, convert a fine into
community service, enter a plea
without a hearing or any of a number
of other requests that all clerks have
received in the course of doing our
jobs, our independence allows us
to reply, 'Only with a judicial order.'
This creates an appropriate record
of the action. I highly doubt court
administrators hired by judges
would say the same."
If the duties of the clerk are
transferred to the judges, the very
people who make decisions about
life and liberty will have control
over the records, fines and fees
pertaining to those decisions. Case
files and court records will be
handled by a judge's employee, not
by an impartial, elected officer who
answers directly to the people.
Even though the bill has been
amended in the Senate, the House
bill remains the same at the time
of this writing. Both the House
and the Senate must agree, and
I still feel like the transfer of the
duties and the changing of clerks'
budget process is unwarranted. It
has worked, it was put in place by
the legislature, and why should it
be changed when the legislature
needs to get on the ball and find a
dedicated source of funding for the
courts separate from the clerks?
When clerk revenues go down,
our expenditures go down. Clerks'
budgets statewide have increased
at a lesser percentage since 2004
than the court's budget.
During a House committee


meeting, Chief Judge Belvin Perry
said judges just want transparency,
accountability and a stable funding
source for the courts. Clerks
agree. He also stated clerks should
deal with their chief judges on all
administrative matters, and clerks
shouldn't cater to individual judges.
Well, I wish he'd convey that
message to the judges under that
administration because every judge
I've worked with in my 30-plus
years insists on structuring their
courtroom operations and records
in very individual ways, and clerks
cater to those ways.
Common Cause of Florida, the
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys
Association, the Florida Public
Defenders Association, the Florida
Sheriffs Association and the
Christian Coalition all have weighed
in against SB 2108 and HB 1121 and
in favor of preserving the important
role of the clerk.
I agree with other clerks that the
role of the clerk is protective of the
public, and we should not take away
the public's constitutional right
to determine who should provide
these services without putting it to
a vote of the people.
Please join the clerk's fight.
You can write a letter to the editor.
Please include your full name and
address, make your point quickly
and keep your letter brief, 200 words
maximum. You can reach The
Apalachicola Times at P 0. Box 820,
Apalachicola, FL 32329 or by e-mail
to David Adlerstein at dadlerstein@
starfl.com.
You also can write our
legislators, the Honorable Al
Lawson, state senator; the
Honorable Leonard Bembry,
state representative; and the
Honorable Jimmy Patronis,
state representative. You can get
their contact information at the
courthouse.

If you have any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to Marcia
Johnson, Clerk of the Court, 33
Market St., Ste. 203, Apalachicola,
FL 32320, or by e-mail to
mmjohnson@franklinclerk.com.
Visit the clerk's Web site at: www.
franklinclerk.com.


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Senate moves to gut Working Waterfront program


A committee in the
Florida Senate has
quietly moved to gut the
Stan Mayfield Working
Waterfront Program,
which was designed to
help preserve the heritage
and waterfront of the few
surviving commercial
fishing communities in the
state.
At a meeting March 17,
the Senate Community
Affairs Committee passed
a substitute bill that
essentially reverses the
purpose of the original
program, which was
conceived by and named
after the late Rep. Stan
Mayfield, R-Vero Beach,
who died of cancer last


"What an insult to Rep.
Mayfield's memory," said
Kevin Begos, executive
director of the Franklin
County Oyster & Seafood
Task Force Inc. "Instead
of preserving the state's
commercial fishing
heritage, the new bill
(SB 1468 cl) would allow
taxpayer funds to be used
to purchase waterfront
hotels, restaurants and
marinas, and virtually
anything else developers
want to put on the
waterfront.
"The original bill
was a well-intentioned
attempt to preserve
some of the last little


bits of'Old Florida.'
The new one is nothing
less than a taxpayer
bailout and subsidy
program for waterfront
hotels, restaurants and
marinas, which are hardly
endangered or in need of
taxpayer support in our
state," Begos said.
The move to gut the
original program was done
quietly. The Department of
Community Affairs, which
administers the program,
was given little advance
notice, Begos said, and
the changes were made
without the approval of
Rep. Debbie Mayfield,
Mayfield's widow and
replacement in the House.


Rep. Debbie Mayfield
has taken action to see
that the House version
of Working Waterfronts
legislation (HB 825) stays
true to the intent of the
original bill, making only
necessary technical
changes.
"We ask the leadership
of the Florida House
and Senate and Gov.
Charlie Crist to respect
the intent of the late Rep.
Stan Mayfield, and when
there is need for technical
changes, to trust the view
of Rep. Debbie Mayfield,
not the lobbyists for the
hotel, restaurant and
marina industries," Begos
said.


Correction


In last week's story headlined "ABC School to get $200,000 in capital outlay funds," it should have read that the
ABC School plans to increase by about 10 percent next year, from 306 to roughly 330 students.
The ABC board does not plan regular yearly increases of 10 percent to its student body and has gone on record
of wanting to remain in the 330-student range.
The Times apologizes for the error.


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TDC from page Al
Blair's office manager,
Fran Edwards, was doing
under the Allyn contract.
Bay Media's owner,
Cindy Clark, had agreed
to make space and limited
office services available on
an interim basis to the TDC
in the restored historic
home-turned-office she
owns.
But Clark said she was
not best suited to take
over the full array of TDC
administrative functions,
and preferred the TDC
contract for those services
directly.
TDC officials tried to
convince Edwards to take
over those management
duties on a full-time basis,
and work out of the TDC
office space at Bay Media,
but she declined.
"This buys us the time
to do what's right," said
Spohrer, after a busy
brainstorming meeting in
which those in attendance
hammered out a solution.
Present were Blair
and Clark, as well as TDC
members Spohrer, Sheila
Hauser, Commissioner


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"I don't like to do things in a rushed
fashion. I'm concerned with this.
I don't want to get into trouble
as far as the legalities."

Cheryl Sanders, TDC member


Cheryl Sanders, Joe Taylor,
Alice Collins and Diana
Prickett.
Taylor described the
TDC's actions as "a duct
tape solution for a month"
as it sets about finding a
permanent solution.
While expanding the
existing contract with Clark
on a temporary basis would
have passed legal muster, as
peratelephoneconversation
Sanders had with County
Attorney Michael Shuler,
the TDC chose to advertise
for the administrative
service contract, and an
administrative assistant,
out of an abundance of
caution.
"There's a lot of people in
the county that need jobs,"
said Sanders. "I don't like to
do things inarushed fashion.


I'm concerned with this. I
don't want to get into trouble
as far as the legalities."
The TDC's long-term
plans are to hire a new,
permanent director by
September, the start of the
new fiscal year, and create
a permanent office location.
The council has assigned
the task of drafting a plan
to a committee composed
of Sanders, Hauser and
Prickett, and they are
working out details of a
proposal to present to the
TDC.
The TDC also has
asked Clerk of Courts
Marcia Johnson whether
her office might be able
to handle any or all of the
bookkeeping, grant writing
and administrative duties of
the TDC.


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Franklin schools consider cutting up to 15 percent of budget


AVID AULtI tN |I I The limes
Jerry Copeland, the district's chief contract
negotiator, addresses the school board last week, as
Superintendent Nina Mark listens, at right.


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

The Franklin County School Board
got down to brass tacks Thursday as it
took the first steps towards cutting up
to 15 percent of the district's budget in
the months ahead.
At a special afternoon meeting
March 19, the board heard a dire


report on statewide funding cutbacks
from Superintendent Nina Marks,
and then turned for advice to its chief
contract negotiator, Jerry Copeland,
a management consultant out of
Titusville.
In her opening report, Marks said
Florida Education Commissioner Dr.
EricSmithhas advisedsuperintendents
that for the remainder of the fiscal year
it is wise not to touch any money not


earmarked for a specific expenditure.
"His advice is not to spend any
money you don't have to spend," she
said.
Federal stimulus money has been
targeted to special education programs
and Title I schools, which are those
serving the lowest achieving
population in the most economically

See 'SAD FACTS' A3


UNATTENDED CAMPFIRE LEADS TO 80-ACRE


Mediacom: No


changes planned


to cable service


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer


A wildfire that broke out on the Gulf!/
Franklin County line Sunday evening was
under control by Monday afternoon, according
to state forestry officials.
Chris Worrell, operations administrator
for the Florida Division of Forestry (DOF)
said forestry crews were mopping up the area
Monday looking for embers.
The threatening fire forced the closure of
U.S. 98 between Franklin and Gulf counties, as
well as County Road 30-A, for several hours.
Worrell said 80 acres burned before the fire
was brought under control.
The blaze was the result of an unattended
campfire that spread through dry undergrowth
and rapidly increased in size due to windy
conditions, he said.
DOF fire towers spotted smoke from the


blaze and the DOF dispatched five bulldozers
and several aircraft to bring it under control.
They were joined by members of area
volunteer departments.
On Tuesday, a burn advisory was issued by
Franklin County Emergency Management for
the entire county.
"The Florida Panhandle and Franklin
County are presently experiencing drought
conditions that are likely to continue
throughout the spring months due to high
winds and low relative humidity," said Pamela
Register, emergency management director.
The Carrabelle Division of DOF the
Franklin County United Firefighters, the
Franklin County Sheriffs Office and each of
county commissioners urge all citizens to
check with DOF before considering open pile
burning and remind everyone to never leave a
fire unattended.
Please make sure that when you put your
fire out, it's "Dead Out."


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

The state has taken
control of media franchises
away from the counties, but
there will not be significant
changes in local service,
according to one media
spokesperson.
Barbara Bonowicz,
government relations
spokesman, and Shane
Ruth, area supervisor
for Mediacom, a cable
television, telephone
and internet provider
for Franklin County,
addressed the county
commission on March 17
to discuss changes to the
cable television franchise
agreements in Florida.
Franchise agreements,
formerly handled between


the individual county and
the cable provider, are now
negotiated by the state
government.
"The board used to
control both the franchise
and the amount of the fees
paid to the county. The state
has now taken control of
both of those," said County
Attorney Michael Shuler
said.
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders said the state
was undermining local
government control.
Numerous rumors have
circulated about the new
policy and the commission
requested Mediacom send
a representative to clarify
what changes could be
expected. Commissioners
had also expressed
See MEDIACOM A6


LOIS SWOBODA I The Times
Mediacom government relations liaison Barbara
Bonowicz.


TDC approves interim deal for administrative help


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Acting quickly to
prevent any interruptions
in its administration, the
Franklin County Tourist
Development Council
on Monday turned to an
existing contractor to take
over the reins.
By unanimous vote,
the TDC approved an
interim administrative
services contract, for up
to five months, with Bay
Media, intended to assure
a seamless transition for
the office operation.
The deal, which begins
April 1 but could be
canceled by either party
with 14-days notice, follows
a decision by the current


administrator, Allyn Inc.,
to terminate its contract at
the end of this month.
Allyn operates out of the
downtown Apalachicola
offices of Curt Blair, who
in January indicated his
company planned to end
its contract with the TDC
around May 1.
But on March 2,
Blair, co-owner of the
Water Street Hotel in
Apalachicola, notified TDC
Chair Helen Spohrer that
Allyn wished to exercise its
30-day termination clause
and end the contract one
month early.
"Unfortunately, the
demands of the Water
Street Hotel require that
my staff and I concentrate
our full effort on hotel
activities," he wrote. "My


Weighing the alternatives at Monday's TDC meeting
are, from left, Sheila Hauser, Curt Blair, Helen
Spohrer, Diana Prickett and Alice Collins.


association with the TDC
has been one of my great
pleasures. I appreciate all
you and the members have
done to promote tourism in
the county and to provide
my staff the assistance that
was necessary to make our


work a success."
At the same time the
TDC turned at Monday's
meeting to Bay Media,
the council also approved
advertising immediately
for two other options.
Companies who wish


to bid on a full-service
administrative service
contract, which would
include office space, may
do by April 6.
Companies, or
individuals, who wish
to apply to fulfill an
administrative assistant
function, which would not
include providing office
space, may do so also by
April 6.
The TDC then plans
to decide on the best
combination of these
applications and present
their plan for approval by
the county commission on
April 7.
The deal with Bay
Media, a graphic design
and marketing firm in
Apalachicola, calls for
the TDC to spend $800


per month from its
administrative budget
to lease furnished office
space, complete with
utilities and use of office
equipment, at the Bay
Media building at 65 Ave.
E.
The deal also calls for
spending up to 40 hours
per month, at $22 per hour,
from the TDC's marketing
budget for interim
administrative services,
such as answering phones
and maintaining the
website.
These duties would
not include the array of
responsibilities, such
as taking minutes and
processing grants to non-
profit organizations, which

See TDC A5


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k74 Fulmer wins Redfish


ARun, Shuler fifth


Photos by DAVID ADLERSTEIN I The Times
Seahawks eight-grader Cole Lee, second from right, walks alongside senior
Bo Hardman as he relishes his two-run home run in the fourth inning against
Maclay Monday.


Seahawks lose battle against Maclay


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

The Franklin County
High School Seahawks bat-
tled district rival Maclay
for seven innings Monday
afternoon but eventually
fell 7-5.
After three innings,
the Seahawks trailed 4-0,
victims of three unearned
runs in the top of the sec-
ond and a solo shot from
the Crusaders' Sam Brun-
er in the third.
But in the bottom of the
fourth, eighth-grader Cole
Lee smacked a two-run
homeroverthe center-field
fence to bring home Jason
Thompson. Senior Bobby
Garrett then whacked a
solo shot to left field to
make the game 4-3.
Senior hurler Steven


Seahawks skipper Mike Todd waves Jason
Thompson home as he gets ready to score the
go-ahead run in the sixth inning against Maclay
Monday.


Babb got the first two Ma-
clay batters to pop up and
then launch a fly ball to put
them down in order in the
top of the fifth.


In the bottom of the in-
ning, Gary Larson doubled
to center field, followed by
See BASEBALL A8


PUBLIC NOTICE


Right-of-Way Debris Pickup


Beginning April 1, 2009, the Franklin County Solid
Waste Department monthly Right-of-Way Debris
Pickup Schedule will be as follows:



Monthly Schedule


Alligator Point, St James & Lanark Village
Carrabelle
Eastpoint & St. George Island
Apalachicola


1st Week of the Month
2nd Week of the Month
3rd Week of the Month
4th Week of the Month


Please place debris on the right-of-way

next to your property at least one day prior

to the trucks arriving in your area. Should

you have any questions or concerns, please

contact your friends at the Franklin County

Solid Waste Department by calling (850)

670-8167 or emailing fcsh@fairpoint.net.


By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor

Eastpoint veterinarian Dr. Hobson Ful-
mer won the 5K Redfish Run March 7 on
St. George Island on a beautiful morning
against a robust field.
lilmer, 53, won in a time of 19:59, fol-
lowed by two Tallahassee runners, Daniel
Fortunas, 48, who ran a 21:26, and Frank
Flynn, 50, who posted a 22:01 time.
Jim Kinman, 47, from Macon, Ga., ran a
22:20, while Apalachicola attorney Michael
Shuler, 44, ran fifth, in a time of 23:21, giv-
ing him top honors for males age 40 to 44.
The top female finisher was Kelsey
Kilinski, 22, of Tallahassee, with a time of


(Name, city, age, time,
place)
* J. Gordon Shuler, Apala-
chicola, 47, 25:25, 3rd,
males 45-59
* Nathan Landrum, SGI,
31, 25:35, 1st, St. George
males
* John Shelby, SGI, 54,
27:02, 3rd, males 50-54
* Nick Yonclas, SGI, 65,
27:24, 2nd, males 65-69
* Jim Wolfram, SGI, 65,
27:58
* Barbara Yonclas, SGI,
61, 28:12, 1st, St. George
females
* John Culbertson, SGI,
62, 28:12, 1st, males 60-64
* Shelley Shepard, Apala-
chicola, 32, 28:21, 1st, fe-
males 30-34
* Russell Gary, Apalachic-
ola, 57, 28:49, 2nd, males
55-59
* Alan Pierce, Apalachic-
ola, 53, 29:33


25:15.
Top female finisher from St. George Is-
land was Barbara Yonclas, 61, with a time
of 28:12. Top male finisher from the island
was Nathan Landrum, 31, with a time of
25:35.
Race coordinator Susan Bassett said
113 of the 120 registrants finished the
race. People from 14 states participated
in the run, including Alabama, California,
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan,
Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Penn-
sylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and
Wisconsin.
The following is a list of all the remain-
ing finishers from Franklin County. For a
complete list of all the race results, go to
www.apalachtimes.com.


RACE FINISHERS
* George Floyd, Apala-
chicola, 51, 30:22
* Shawn Donahoe, Apala-
chicola, 65, 32:14
* Tress Anderson, Car-
rabelle, 33, 33:05, 2nd,
females 30-34
* William Sapp, Carra-
belle, 15, 35:38, 2nd, males
15-19
* Robert McMillan, SGI,
73, 36:05, 1st, males 70
and up
* Jackie Mossberg, SGI,
72, 37:17, 1st, females 70
and up
* Barbara Sanders, SGI,
54, 40:52
* Jody Plummer, SGI, 72,
41:10, 3rd, females 70 and
up
* Jamie Luten, Apalachic-
ola, 31, 44:26
* Nicole Selly, Apalachico-
la, 28, 44:26
* Susan Kearney, SGI, 52,
45:22


* Maureen Fagan, SGI,
67, 45:35, 2nd, females
65-69
* Sharon Hutchinson,
SGI, 60, 45:47, 3rd, fe-
males 60-64
*Patti Chastain, Apala-
chicola, 50, 46:17
* Tomilee Dowden, Car-
rabelle, 18, 48:42, 1st, fe-
males 15-19
* Savannah Salyer, Car-
rabelle, 15, 48:42, 2nd,
females 15-19
* Phyllis Vitale-Lewis,
SGI, 58, 49:50, 3rd, fe-
males 55-59
* Adele Colston, SGI, 64,
49:50
* Jane Cook, SGI, 70,
49:55 Mary Lou Bas-
sett, SGI, 67, 49:55, 3rd,
females 65-69
* Britt Dean, Apalachico-
la, 27, 50:32
* Jill Christofersen,
Apalachicola, 23, 50:32


Midnight hoops to open


city rec season Saturday


The "Mayors 2009 Spring Break Mid-
night Basketball Tournament" from 10
p.m. to 2 a.m. March 28 will showcase the
newly refurbished facility at the former
Apalachicola High School for the city's
recreation program.
The city of Apalachicola and the Frank-
lin County School Board have partnered
to provide afterschool and summer camp
programs through Project Impact.
The programs are offered at three
sites: Franklin County School in Eastpoint,
Apalachicola Bay Charter School and the
new city of Apalachicola recreational site
at the AHS site.
The Project Impact office is co-located


with the Franklin County Library Tigers
Program at the field house of AHS. The
building has been refurbished to include
a classroom and computer lab for Project
Impact, with the gymnasium reopened for
students from 3 to 6 p.m. and available for
public use from 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekdays,
and managed by volunteers on the week-
ends.
The gym will be available for special
programs upon request by contacting the
city of Apalachicola at 653-9319.
For more information about the tour-
nament, please contact Mayor Van John-
son at 323-0602 or Paul Bankston at 653-
9875.


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A fundraiser to benefit
construction of the Light-
house Keeper's House Mu-
seum is scheduled April 4,
following dedication of the
Cape St. George Light.
Barbecued chicken
lunches prepared by is-
lander Jim Wolfram will be
sold, and music will be pro-
vided by Eclectic Acoustic
of Tallahassee and Karl
Dappen, the "Sax Man."
The lighthouse will be open
for free climbing during the
afternoon.
Highlight of the fund-
raiser will be a silent auc-
tion of many beautiful and
unique items. Among the
more than 60 items as-
sembled by Auction Chair-
man Susan McClendon are
a dramatic sunset scene
painted in acrylic by Karin
Meilinger, hand-quilted
coverlet by Barb Durrett,
woodcut print of the light-
house as viewed from East-
point by island artist Marty
Ray, sumi'e paintings by
Ann Kozeliski and Diana
Orrick, pastel of the Cape
St. George Light by Shir-
ley Adams of St. George
Island, a low country Boil
by Loco Catering, hand-


The Starfish Enterprise, a 40 seat pontoon boat belonging to the Apalachicola Maritime Museum ferried
visitors to and from St. Vincent Island.



Record numbers visit St. Vincent Island


Story and photos
by Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

St. Vincent Island
National Wildlife Refuge
welcomed a record number
of visitors on Saturday,
when more than 430
sightseers traveled across
Indian Pass to the annual
open house.
In the past, 200 or fewer
visitors have been the norm
for this event but several
factors made this year's
event the biggest ever.
Charlotte Chumley,
office manager for the
refuge said this year's
open house outstripped
the former record set by
the Centennial Celebration
held in 2003 when 330
people visited the island.
For much of the day,
there were over 100 people
in line waiting to make the
crossing to the pristine
island paradise.
The Supporters of St.
Vincent have labored
hard since their formation
two years ago to support
island events and, through
their efforts, this year's
open house was the best
promoted and organized to
date.
In addition, the
Apalachicola Maritime
Museum partnered with
the Supporters and the
wildlife refuge to provide
transportation to the
island aboard the Starfish
Enterprise, the museum's
newly acquired pontoon
catamaran.
The boat allowed faster
and more comfortable
travel for guests than in
past years, in spite of a
choppy sea.
Museum founder
George Kirvin Floyd was
on hand to crew for the
Enterprise, helping to cast
her off on the island side
and helping guests embark
and disembark.
"I am amazed by the
enthusiasm for this event,"
Floyd said. "I am happy
to be able to partner with
the refuge and I see this
as something with great
potential. I hope to be able
to work with them more in
the future. I would like to
help make St. Vincent more
accessible to the public."
Visitors were treated to
hot dogs, water, fruit and
cookies courtesy of the


Diane Hardee of Franklin, WV was on hand to talk about the introduction
of whooping cranes to the Panhandle. Here she shows Lionel Kliss, of Eagle
River, WI, a puppet used to feed infant cranes to limit their contact with human
caregivers.
Certified
Green
Guide
George
Weymouth,
of
Carrabelle,
counsels a
group of
youngsters
on basic
survival and
camping
skills.


Supporters. There were
displays on local wildlife and
conservation. Youngsters
learned basic outdoor skills
from certified green guide
George Weymouth. There
were also guided birding,
beach and bay walks and
trailer rides to the far end
of the island.
"It was wonderful," said
Robin Will, supervisory
refuge ranger. "This was
an excellent outreach
experience. The audience
exceeded expectations
and the day exceeded my
expectations too. I was
very impressed with the
Apalachicola Maritime
Museum and their
partnership and in-kind
effort.Withouttheirdonation
of the boat, the captain and
the gas, we would not have
been able to have such
an amazing event. I also
want to congratulate the
Supporters ontheiramazing
organization, friendliness
and encouragement."
Denise Williams,
president of the
Supporters said, "It's
not possible to express
appropriate gratitude to all


the individuals who made
this day successful. We
were not perfect today. Yet,
I'm under the impression
we gave the majority of
people a wonderful island
experience. I received a


fair number of promises to
be back next year."
She saidshe particularly
wished to thank the
museum and Apalachicola
Ace Hardware for their
donations to the event.


Dr. Robert E. King Dental



Due to the death of Dr. Robert E. King, our
dental office will be closed permanently.
Please make arrangements to pick up your
patient dental records. The office, located
at 325 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe, will be
open Monday through Wednesday from 9-11
a.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET until the end of April.
After this time, your records will be made
available at the Gulf County Health
Department dental clinic, located at 2475
Garrison Ave. in Port St. Joe. For more
information, call our office at 850-227-1812.


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Auction part of fundraiser


St. George Lighthouse
Secretary Terry Kemp,
left, and Auction
Chairman Susan
McClendon are pictured
with some of the items to
be auctioned April 4.

woven basket by Islander
Dee Grinenko, and stained
glass window featuring a
lighthouse donated by Car-
ol Talley and Fred Stanley.
Auction items can be
previewed at Sea Oats Gal-
lery on St. George Island
April 1-3. Bids will be taken
during the preview, which
closes with a reception at
the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
April 3.
For information, please
call Terry Kemp at 927-2000
or Susan McClendon at
927-4345.


BASE BALL from page A7


a Jared Mock single that advanced the runners. After the
Maclay hurler botched a pickoff at first, Larson scored
the tying run, and Mock advanced to third, before being
ultimately left on base.
In the top of the sixth, senior shortstop Bo Hardman
executed two marvelous throws from deep in the hole to
nail Maclay runners, and Babb notched a strike out to re-
tire the side.
In the bottom of the sixth, Jason Thompson was hit
by a pitch, and Lee popped out. Garrett then sliced a
triple down the third base line, and Thompson, running
full bore to the plate, knocked the ball from the Maclay
catcher for the go-ahead run.
Senior Gene Anderson connected with the ball and
Garrett, hoping to score, "trucked the catcher" at home
plate. Because he had not slid, and since the Maclay
catcher was not blocking the base path, Garret was eject-
ed from the game. Anderson was left stranded at first.
The wheels came off the wagon in top of the seventh.
Babb gave up consecutive singles, and then struck out
the batter, with the go-ahead run on second. He then
gave up three consecutive walks, and a sacrifice fly, and
Maclay led 7-5.
Mock managed a single to right, and a stolen base, in
the bottom of the seventh, but that's as far as it got for the
squad led by coaches Mike Todd and Rod Murphy.





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AND THE WINNERS ARE...


Rib cookoff

succulent, but

attendance

droops

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Dave Hawkins went
from last to first at
Saturday's eighth annual
charity rib cookoff and car
show, sponsored by the
Eastpoint fire department
at Vrooman Park.
He was the last to arrive
among the competitors,
and he finished first in the
field.
Hawkins, who has
Arabelle
Catering in
Crawfordville,
and his partner,
Mike Terranova,
of Acousti
Engineering
Co. of Florida,
teamed up to
win Best of Show
honors. They
took the top prize
in chicken and
took an honorable
mention in the
pulled pork
barbecue category.
"There's a
secret," Hawkins
said. "We take our
time and work it."
Hawkins fired up
the old convection
oven he's converted
into an airtight
smoker first thing in
the morning, around
6 a.m., at his home
in Crawfordville.
He used wood from
fruit trees to give it
the flavor he sought.
'Any kind of
fruit wood we can
find, apple, cherry,
orange," he said.
Hawkins then
trailered the heated
oven all the way to
Eastpoint and was
the last to arrive as
he and Terranova
set about their task
of competing in
their first visit to the
annual cookoff.


Terranova had
signed the team up
and was determined
to win it to show up
his friends in Wakulla
County.
"They told us 'You
guys ain't going to win
nothing down there
cooking with all those
rednecks," he said.
He also had bought
the $22 brisket they
used, even though
he didn't even know
what a brisket was
when he went shopping
for the choice cut of beef.
Another Crawfordville
team, George Nelson's
"George C" team, won the
brisket competition, while
two local squads topped
the other categories.
Loco Catering, manned
by Roy Ogles and Lee
Edmiston, won the top
rib prize and the People's
Choice award, while the
10-4 team, a sheriff's
office team led by Sheriff
Skip Shiver and deputies
John Solomon and David
Varnes, cooked up the top
pulled pork barbecue.
The category winners
each won $50, and the
Best of Show $100, with
most all of the prize
money donated back to
the fire department.
Also winning top
honors for the day was
Wakulla County's Larry
Shiver, whose 1939 Ford
Coupe was the cream of
the car crop.
Shiver had inherited


From top, Larry Shiver of Crawfordville stands
with his granddaughter, Carah Cox, in front of
the 1939 Ford Coupe that took Best of Show
Saturday at the Eastpoint fire department's annual
rib cookoff. Rebecca Tripp of Eastman, Ga.,
enjoys some ribs. She is the niece of George
and Joy Pruett. From top, Mike Terranova, right,
and Dave Hawkins celebrate their winning best
chicken and Best of Show. Roy Ogles, left, and
Lee Edmiston, of Loco Catering, won Saturday
for the best ribs and best booth, and took home
the People's Choice award. Eastpoint author
Dawn Evans Radford was the biggest liar at
Saturday's rib cookoff, as she won the Liar's
Contest for the tallest tale told. She is standing
in front of her fellow competitor, her husband,


car from his father-in-law,
after his wife's brother
had used it to drive to
school in Leon County
back in the day.
He did all the work
himself, with the
exception of the paint
job, which took the car
from Washington Blue
to a Lexus Red, and the
interior, which replaced
the mohair covering and
two jump seats with cloth
bench seats.
The body and fame are
original, but he replaced
the 85-horsepower V-8
flathead Ford engine
with a 327 Chevy engine,
which was easier to fit in,
and to find parts for.
The three-speed on
the floor was replaced
with an automatic
transmission, and the
heat function, which was
an option on the original,
was expanded to include
air-conditioning.
The car, which sold


originally for $585,
now sports power
windows and cruise
control and has been
to Tennessee twice.
"When they made
these cars, they were
real cars," Shiver
said. "The new ones,
they're plastic."
With the band
Jiveye and Twice
Daily delighting the
crowd on the sunny
day, and plenty for
the kids to do, the
annual event was
once again relaxing
and pleasant. But
the attendance
lagged behind past
years.
"It was way
down, and funds
were down, too,"
said Eastpoint
Volunteer Fire
Department Chief
George Pruett, who
said he expects
the event to have
grossed about
$14,000, before
expenses.
"The consensus
of the board meeting
was that with this
economic downturn,
people didn't have money
to spend and didn't come
out," he said.
"It was small but very
nice," Pruett said. "The
folks who were there
were great. It was a
steady flow all day, but we
never got that rush.
Pruett said he was
grateful for all the
support from volunteers,
including the 30 judges.
"I can't say enough for
all those people who
make this thing happen.
They're wonderful and
we appreciate them."
He said though the
fundraising is down, it
won't be devastating to
the department.
"I'm still in disbelief,
but it is what it is," Pruett
said. "We're not destitute.
"It just may put off
our acquisition of a new
quick-attack truck for a
little while. It's going to
happen. It may take a
little longer."


The following are
winners at the Eastpoint
Volunteer Fire Department's
eight annual charity rib
cook-off and car show
Saturday.

Chicken
1) Acousti (Mike
Terranova and Dave
Hawkins)
2) 10-4 (Franklin
County Sherriff's Office)
3) George C. (George
Nelson)
Honorable Mention:
Fan-tastic (Dayle Flint, Ty
Gillikin, Bert and Michelle
Hicks)

Ribs
1) Loco Catering (Roy
Ogles and Lee Edmiston).
2) Chili Cookoff Rib
Division (St. George Island
volunteer fire department,
led by Chief Jay Abbott)
3) Highlander (Josh
Pruett))
Honorable Mention:
BS Cooking Team (Billy
Blackburn, Brad Blackburn
and WK Sanders)

Pulled Pork Barbeque
1) 10-4 (Franklin
County Sherriff's Office)
2) Uncle Dale and Sons
(Dale Phipps)
3) Loco Catering (Roy
Ogles and Lee Edmiston).
4) Honorable Mention:
Acousti (Mike Terranova
and Dave Hawkins)

Brisket
1) George C. (George
Nelson)
2) Loco Catering (Roy
Ogles and Lee Edmiston)
3) Bayshore Park team
(Gene Malcolm, Jackie Rex
and neighbors of Bayside
Park)


Honorable Mention:
BS Cooking Team (Billy
Blackburn, Brad Blackburn
and WK Sanders)

Best Display
House Divided, by Loco
Catering (Roy Ogles and
Lee Edmiston)

People's Choice
Loco Catering (Roy
Ogles and Lee Edmiston)

Best of Show -
Cookoff
Acousti (Mike Terranova
and Dave Hawkins)

Corvette
1) Danny Buchanan,
Tallahassee (350 LSI)
2) Buddy Shiver,
Eastpoint (1986 350
convertible)
3) A.J. Philo, Carrabelle
(1977 350)

Street Rod
Larry Shiver, Wakulla
County (1939 Ford Coupe)

Classic
1) Skip Shiver,
Apalachicola (1955 Bel-
Air))
2) Darin Cox,
Crawfordville (1962 Ford
Sunliner convertible)
3) Michael Koch (El
Camino)

Muscle Car
1) Jim Dowling (GTO)
2) David Norman
(1967 Chevette)

Late Model
Sheila Davis (2008
Mustang GTO)

Best of Show Cars
Larry Shiver, Wakulla
County (1939 Ford Coupe)


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Obituary

Eugene Brocato


Eugene
Augusta
Brocato, 82,
passed away
at hospice, on
Thursday, Feb.
26, 2009 in New
Port Richey.
He was born
in Apalachicola, BR(
May 26, 1926,
and was a World
War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in
death by his parents,
Ignatius and Nancy;
brother, Mike Brocato;
and sister, Mae Howze.
He is survived by his
sisters, Betty Garrett
of Port Richey and
Connie Crane of Lymon,
N.C.; numerous nieces;
nephew, Tom Brocato;
and good friends Mike
Stanley, Mitchell Bartley,


and George,
Billy, Gerald,
Ronnie Martina
and Boomer
Pete Poloronis.
Memorial
Mass was
celebrated
March 5, 2009,
OCATO at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church
by Father
Roger Latosynski. He
was interred in Magnolia
Cemetery.
Arrangements were
by Michael Lundquist
Funeral Home, New Port
Richey.
Thanks to friends and
family, Andy Lundquist
and son, St. Patrick's
Ladies Guild and Father
Roger.
Thank you all,
Betty Garrett and Family


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Birthdays


Happy 21st Birthday, Niecie!
Side by side
Or miles
apart,
A sister like
you, Brandice,
Is always
close to the
heart.


We miss you
and love you very
much!
Love,
Jennifer,
Billy and Ashton


Dustin Curry turns 3
Dustin
Caleb Curry,
along with
his brother
Collin,
celebrated his
third birthday
on Monday,
March 9, 2009.
He is the
son of David
and Courtney
Curry, of
Lanark
Village.
Maternal grandparents are Delilah Moore and
Johnny and Deborah Williams of Crestview.
Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Ardell Curry of
Lanark Village.
Maternal great-grandparents are the late Thomas
and Veltamae Tatom, and the late Howard and Enice
Williams.
Paternal great-grandparents are Freeda Shields and
the late Roy Shields, the late Eddie Jarman and the late
Lynn and Lodusty Curry.


Baby SHOWER

Baby shower for Candi Allen to be Sunday
Candi and Dwayne Allen are having a girl!
A baby shower will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at
the Apalachicola Community Center at Battery Park.
All family and friends are invited.



Weddings and

ENGAGEMENTS

Christopher Wood, Christan Moses to wed
Christopher
Wood and
Christan Moses
will be married
at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April
4, 2009, in the
Buccaneer Inn
on St. George
Island.
Reception
will follow
immediately.
All family and
friends are
invited.


Nicholas Williams turns 6
Nicholas C.
Williams, son
of Mr. and Mrs.
Rick (Cathy)
Williams,
recently
turned 6 years
of age.
He is the
grandson of
Mrs. Joanne
Williams and
the late Dick
Williams of
Tallahassee
and Mr. and
Mrs. Jimmie
J. Nichols of
Apalachicola.


Christell Ford celebrates 80 years
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Kevin Dillon turns 5
Kevin Bradley Dillon celebrated his fifth birthday
on Thursday, March 5.
He is the son of Jason Dillon and Jessica Burch.
Paternal grandparents are Daniel "Paw-Paw"
Dillon Sr., and the late Linda "Maw-Maw" Dillon.
Maternal grandparents are Carla Burch-Smith, "Me-
Me," and Marvin Burch, "Pa-Pa."
Aunts are Misty "Sis" Dillon and Brandilyn
"Bran" Dillon. Uncles are Zachary Dillon and Danny
Dillon.
He is also the brother of Autom Brooke Dillon.
Happy Birthday, Baby Boy! We love you very
much.


Autom Dillon turns 10
Autom Brooke Dillon will celebrate her 10th
birthday on Thursday, March 26.
To our Baby Girl, even though we are being kept
apart, we want to tell you how much we love you and
miss you. We hope you have a good birthday.
Happy Birthday! We love you very much!
Autom is the daughter of Jason Dillon and the
sister of Bradley Dillon. Paternal grandparents are
Daniel "Paw-Paw" Dillon Sr., and the late Linda
"Maw-Maw" Dillon.
Paternal great-grandparents are Jeanette
Creamer, the late Shirley Barber, and Rose Dillon, of
Ohio, and the late Ray Dillon.
Aunts are Misty "Sis" Dillon and Brandilyn
"Bran" Dillon. Uncles are Zachary Dillon and Danny
Dillon.
She has much more family that she is loved dearly
by.


Dixie's 'Murderers' offers marvelous mayhem


By Lois Swoboda
Times StaffWriter
Don't miss "Murderers," the trio
of one-act plays now running at the
Dixie Theatre.
The scene of the crime is the
Riddle Key Retirement Center, and
the theme of the piece is justice
but with lots of twists, twinkles and
giggles along the way.
The play opens when three people
standing on an empty stage calmly
and clearly state, "I am a murderer."
During the next 90 minutes, each
character explains the nature of his
or her unique crime or crimes, for as
Minka Lupino opines, "After you've
done it once or twice, murder just
gets easier, like riding a bicycle or
sex."
In Act I, the hapless and
ambitionless Gerald Halverson
relates the rocky and ironic road that
led him to death row.
Act II reminds us that little old
ladies might be more than they
appear when Lucy Stickler deals
proactively with a "sporty old slut"
who threatens her happy home.
In Act III, the avenging angel of


The cast of
"Murderers"
includes Cleo
Holladay as
Lucy Stickler,
left; Terry Wells
as Gerald
Halverson,
center;
and Dixie
Partington as
Minka Lupino.


Riddle Key tells her story.
"Murderers" by Jeffrey Hatcher
is witty, dark and very funny. The
cast furnishes an empty stage with
a host of people and places seen
through the mind's eye.
Congratulations to the Dixie


Theatre on another success.
Murderers is on stage at the Dixie
through March 29. Shows are at 3
p.m. Wednesday and Sunday and 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reserved
seating is $25. For more info, call the
box office at 653-3200.


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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Local


The Times | B3


Camp Gordon Johnston
Association
The Board of Directors,
members and friends of the WWII
Museum and Association want
you all to know that we deeply
appreciate the support and
outpouring of good old-fashioned
American hospitality shown to all
the veterans, soldiers and visitors
during our 14th annual Camp
Gordon Johnston Days event held
in Carrabelle March 13-15.
I cannot tell you how many
visitors remarked on how they
were made to feel welcome during
this event. One visitor from out-of-
state remarked that this reminded
him how friendly small towns used
to be when he was growing up.
We are proud for Franklin County
and its citizens. This was the best
event we have ever held.
Also, we want to give special
thanks to the following individuals


Cards of THANKS
and business for their generous
contributions. We could not have
held this year's event without their
support: Franklin County Shriners,
Franklin County Seahawks Softball
Team, Millender and Son Seafood,
Williams LP Gas, Gulfside IGA
(Apalachicola), City of Carrabelle
Employees, Franklin Correctional
Institute Carrabelle, Fairpoint
Communications, Coastal
Community Bank, The Moorings
Marina, Timber Island Realty,
Hog Wild Bar B Q, Sam's Club
- Tallahassee, Wal-Mart -
Crawfordville, Publix Supermarket
- Tallahassee, North Florida
Financial Services Crawfordville,
Pat Bragdon, McGuffy's Used
Auto Parts Tallahassee, Scott
McClain Auto Repair, Richard
Boutin, Mrs. Sue Stallman -
Thomasville, GA, First Baptist
Church, Carrabelle Mayor
Wilburn "Curley" Messer (38th
Division), Parramore Surplus,


Carrabelle Beach R.V Resort,
Dell Schnider, Mark Minichiello,
Carrabelle Police Department,
Franklin County Sheriff's
Dept., The Hobbs Family at
Summerbrooke and Post 82 Camp
Gordon Johnston American
Legion Auxiliary.
Thanks also to the Museum
Volunteers: Mary Staff, Mary
Britz, Jack Sisk, Don MacClean,
and David Butler. And, finally,
there were three special people
who labored long hours to make
this event a success and I want
to express my personal thanks to
Rhonda Skipper, Linda Minichiello
and Sidney Winchester.
If I've omitted any individual
or organization, it's only because
there is not enough space in this
release. You know who you are,
and we thank you.
Anthony "Tony" Minichiello
President, CGJA
Carrabelle


Commission waives permit fee for county churches


Charles Moore, pastor of the He said the requirement for a
Independent Pentecostal church to buy a building
Church in Eastpoint, permit was in violation of
appeared before the the doctrine of separation
county commission March of church and state.
17 to ask the county to The commission voted
return $40 his church unanimously to return the
paid for a building permit $40 and waive future fees
issued for the church's for building permits issue
roof. PASTOR by the county to churches.
Moore, a licensed CHARLES The county will continue to
contractor, said he MOORE require a permit be issued
purchased the permit There are 14 churches
after being issued a citation by the in the county outside of the
building inspector, incorporated municipalities that



Relay for Life New We


helps fight notthe


cancer at home
Speaking at the March
Did you know one in every four person's 19 meeting of the Philaco
life will at some time be touched by Women's' Club, Ginny Grit
cancer? director of volunteer servi
There are too many people we love for George W. Weems Men
or know who have suffered from this Hospital, invited club men
terrible disease or lost their battle. On the to join the new Auxiliary
bright side, there are many who have won forming at Weems.
their battle, and Relay for Life is about Griner said the new
celebrating their victory, group will not be known
In terms of direct assistance to this by the traditional name
area, since 2004, 82 patients and their of "pink ladies" because
caregivers from Franklin and Gulf the group now includes
counties have benefited by staying at male participants.
one of the Hope Lodges in Tampa or The group will supply
Gainesville. volunteer support to the
During the 2007-08 fiscal year, 204 hospital staff in a number
patients from the two-county area capacities. Volunteers alsc
received more than $19,278 in direct visit patient rooms or perf
financial assistance for transportation, office tasks such as digitiz
lodging and pain medication needs. records.
In 2006, four children attended ROCK There is already a desk
Camp. There were four children in 2007 installed at the front entry
and six in 2008. The area had four cancer the hospital for an auxiliar
survivors receive a college scholarship greeter.
during the 2008 academic year, two in 2007, "First impressions are
five in 2006 and five in 2005. most important," Griner s.
One scholarship recipient is now
an ACS community representative for
Alachua County. American Legion pl
During the 2007-08 fiscal year, 166
patients received 3,576 individual trips American Legion Post
through our Lifeline Transportation 82, 2316 Oak St., Lanark
Program. Village, will host its third
The American Cancer Society research, annual Tonya's Hope canc
no matter where it is carried out, benefits fundraiser on April 4
all people in all communities. The society to benefit residents of
provides educational programs and Lanark who have been
services to reduce the impact of cancer, stricken with cancer.
More than 71,000 people in Florida contact The activities will
the ACS information line each year. Only start at 9 a.m. with a
the American Cancer Society offers this treasure sale; coffee
24-hour resource for life-saving cancer and donuts will be
information and services. Their Web site, served. Donations
www.cancer.org, is available 24 hours a will be accepted at
day, 7 days a week and provides 126,000 the Legion Post any day at
services to 32,500 people each year in 4 p.m. At noon, we will hav
Florida. a memorial service and a
Join in helping find a cure for cancer Celebration of Life ceremo
right here in Franklin County by getting for those living with or cur
involved with this year's Relay for Life, cancer.
May 15-16 at the Franklin County School. The pig, cooked by Tho:
The relay begins at 6 p.m. and runs Lee Brannan, will be serve
through the night until noon the following at 12:15 p.m. Side dishes w
day. Why during the night? Because include cole slaw, baked b(
cancer never sleeps. potato salad, macaroni sal
Please contact Susan Hoffritz at 323- or Tommy Larson's famou
0560 to start a team, volunteer, donate your corn on the cob. You will h
time or services. Let us know if you are a a choice of three sides for
Survivor or Caregiver so we may honor donation of $8.
you at Franklin County's Relay for Life! Also at 12:15 p.m., we w


would be affected by the waiver.
Moore requested all fees for
permits issued in the past be
refunded and said this could
amount to several thousand
dollars. The commission declined
to issue further refunds.
"These are the fun decisions we
get to make," said Commissioner
Pinki Jackel. "My mother told me,
when I was growing up, anything
you do for the Lord, you will never
regret."

By Lois Swoboda


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Pink Ladies

"We want to welcome visitors to
the hospital."
ner, She said there are a number
ces of perks for the hospital
norial volunteers. Each auxiliary
nbers volunteer will be given a
badge and free annual
physical examination
as well as free flu and
tetanus shots.
In order to become
an auxilian, volunteers
must present a written
application and undergo
GINNY GRINER a criminal background
check. Auxilians also
of will receive training before
may being certified.
orm "We have the ability to
ing make a difference in the life
of someone," Griner told the
group.
of If you are interested in
y becoming an auxiliary member,
call Griner at 653-8853.
the
aid. By Lois Swoboda

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have our favorite entertainers
playing and singing for you
enjoyment. Turk Leonard will
sing your request and our own
Carrabelle songbird
Evelyn McAnally will be
singing also.
At 3:30 p.m., a live
auction will feature
Chuck Spicer as the
auctioneer. He will have
the most valuable and
IDGES unique items to auction
off.
Tonya's Hope was started
to help Tonya Bridges when
she was so very ill. We continue
with this very worthwhile
project in her memory, and we
thank her family for allowing us
to honor her in this way.
Any help and donations
would be greatly appreciated.
Contact the post at 697-9998 or
Kathy Ingersoll at 697-9533.
Contracts for Lanark
residents who are in need
of Tonya's Hope funds are
available at the American
Legion Post 82 in Lanark.


Shelly Galloway, of
St. George Island, died
Tuesday, March 24, 2009.
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, March 26,
at 2 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church in
Apalachicola.


Tommy "Tom" Lamont
Shields passed away
Saturday, March 21, 2009, at
the age of 66 in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 26,
1942, in Butler County,
Pa., to parents, Lois and
Lamont Shields.
He is survived by his
wife of 46 years, Mary Ann
Shields, who he married
on Aug. 10, 1963; daughter
Debbie Shields Kanner (and
her husband, Randy); and
two grandchildren, Ryan
Thomas Kanner, 13, and
Regan Marie Kanner, 10.
Though the Kanners lived
far away in miles, they were
always close in his heart.
Tom graduated from
Slippery Rock High School
in Slippery Rock, Pa., in
1960, and Robert Morris
University in Pittsburg, Pa.,
in 1962. He was employed
for many years by West
Penn Power in Greensburg,
Pa., Ridgeway, Pa., and
State College, Pa.
After moving to
Carrabelle in 1991, he


Funeral services will be
held 1 p.m. Friday, March
27, at New Life for William
"Bill" Lane, who died
March 20, 2009.
Visitation will be from
5 to 7 p.m. today, March


Visitation will be held
the hour prior, from 1 to 2
p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions
may be made in memory
of Shelly Galloway to First
United Methodist Church.


became a real estate
agent with Folks Realty
in Franklin County for a
number of years.
Tom enjoyed fishing,
country music, motorcycle
riding, collecting antiques
and antique cars, playing
cards and spending time
with his two dogs, Taffy and
Ebby.
FRneral services were at
10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24,
at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with burial in
Greenlawn Burial Estate
in Butler, Pa. Visitation
was Monday, March 23
at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church from 5 to 7 p.m.
with a rosary said at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions
may be made to Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, PO.
Box 729, Lanark Village, FL
32323.
Tom, you will be greatly
missed by your family and
friends. You are in our
hearts forever. We want to
thank all of our friends for
their prayers and support.


26, with a rosary service
at 7 p.m. at Kelley FRneral
Home Chapel.
Expressions of
sympathy may be viewed
and submitted at www.
KelleyFuneralHomes.com.


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SUNDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 12:00 2:00 PM
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Church
of the
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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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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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Obituaries
Shelly Galloway


Tom Shields


William Lane


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

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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Law Enforcement


March 16 aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Bryan F. Braswell, 37, Crawfordville,
(FWC) violation of probation (FCSO)
Ronald M. Rucker, 54, Eastpoint, Melissa M. Evans, 45, Apalachicola,
driving while license suspended or DUI and refusal to submit to breath test March 21
revoked, possession of less than 20 (CPD)Mac2
Grams of cannabis and possession of Timothy L. Custer, 21, Carrabelle, Marjorie L. Boozer, 47, Lanark Village,
paraphernalia (CPD) grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief, indecent exposure and
Xaviera M. Rutherford, 27, Carrabelle, (CPDI resisting without violence (FCSO)
resisting otticer without violence (LI'U) March 22
SMarch 17 19 Jennifer L. Murray, 42, Carrabelle,
.a.. .Christopher R. Griffin, 22, aggravated abuse of an elderly person,
S. William C. Askew, 24, Lanark Village, Apalachicola, DUI (FCSO) attempted murder and possession of
trespassing on school grounds, possession Bradley W. Osteen, 20, Eastpoint, paraphernalia (CPD)
: of less than 20 grams of cannabis and violation of probation (FCSO)
violation of probation (FCSO) Thomas E. Humphrey, 51, Carrabelle, March 23
.- Ernest Griffin, 54, Apalachicola, retail violation of probation (CPD) Natasha S. Fremin, 40, Panacea,
.. .theft (APD) Natasha S. Fremin, 40, Panacea,
theft...D)Mviolation of probation (FCSO)
Mr 1Osr March 20 Lisa A. Walden, 37, Carrabelle,
March 18 Oscar Sanchez, 35, Apalachicola, violation of probation (FCSO)
Alvin G. Martina Jr., 25, failure to appear (APD) Joe H. Massey, 32, Carrabelle, driving
...Apalachicola, possession of a firearm by Bobby J. Duncan Jr., 35, while license suspended or revoked,
a convicted felon (FCSO) Apalachicola, violation of probation leaving the scene of an accident, resisting
.'.Marcus J. Raffield, 37, Apalachicola, (FCSO) arrest without violence (FCSO)


Law enforcement BRIEFS


Alligator Point woman
killed in crash
An Alligator Point woman was
killed early Thursday, March 19, in
a one-car accident in easternmost
peninsula of the county.
Nancy Sanders Cherri, 59,
was traveling eastbound in a 1999
Chevrolet four-door on County
Road 370, about one mile east of
U.S. Highway 98, at about 4 a.m.
The vehicle left the roadway
onto the south shoulder, according
to the Florida Highway Patrol
report, and the front of the vehicle


hit a tree and came to a stop upon
impact.
Cherri, who was wearing a
seatbelt, was rushed to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital but died from
injuries sustained in the wreck.
The Alligator Point and Lanark
Village fire departments assisted,
as did the county ambulance
service and the sheriff's office.

Vehicle inspections
Members in Troop H, Quincy
district, of the Florida Highway
Patrol plan to conduct driver's


license/vehicle inspection
checkpoints during daylight
hours at the following locations in
Franklin County:
March 20-26: County Road 374,
County 30A and State Road 300 (St.
George Island Causeway).
March 27-31: State 30, State
30A and State 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's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints.


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Jeff Paternoster of NOAA demonstrates water
sampling techniques at the March 1 1 phytoplankton
workshop.

NOAA recruiting


phytoplankton

volunteers


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer
On March 11, Jeff Pa-
ternoster of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
(NOAA) Administration
presented a program
on phytoplankton at the
Apalachicola National Es-
tuarine Research Reserve
(ANERR).
NOAA is recruiting vol-
unteers for its Phytoplank-
ton Monitoring Network to
sample marine plankton
locally as part of a nation-
wide drive to collect base-
line data on harmful algae
blooms.
"We are not monitor-
ing red tide," Paternoster
said. "In fact, the nets we
use to collect samples are
too large to collect the red
tide organism, but other
phytoplankton produce


toxins as well."
He said the target or-
ganism in our area is
Pseudo-nitzschia pungens,
a tiny plant that forms long
chains that moves by fold-
ing and unfolding like a
carpenter's ruler. Large
blooms of this plant re-
lease domoic acid, which
causes amnesic shellfish
poisoning, a condition that
can cause recurring short-
term memory loss.
Volunteers must have
access to a microscope
and a computer and will be
provided with about $300 of
other equipment.
ANERR'S Rosalind
Kilcollins said she has
been contacted by poten-
tial volunteers from Shell
Point to Gulf County.
If you are interested
in finding out more about
this volunteer opportunity,


Experts: Be cautious with henna


Last year, the Florida
Department of Health
(DOH) received reports of
24 individuals, both chil-
dren and adults, who had
a severe allergic reaction
from a temporary "black
henna" tattoo they had ap-
plied while vacationing in
Florida.
There is no such thing
as "black henna." True
henna is made from
crushed henna leaves, pro-
ducing a green or green-
ish-brown powder, which
is mixed with harmless liq-
uids, such as oil and lemon
juice, before application to
the skin.
"Black henna" tattoos
have become popular in
recent years. The paste
that is used for a "black
henna" tattoo is black or
brownish-black and dries
more quickly than pure
henna. The dried paste
can be removed in ap-
proximately an hour, leav-
ing a black finished tattoo.
The danger of temporary
"black henna" tattoos is
that the black color might
result from the addition


of black hair dye, which
might contain a recog-
nized allergen called para-
phenylenediamine (PPD),
which can cause severe
allergic reactions in some
individuals.
Before having a tem-
porary "black henna" tat-
too applied to your skin or
your child's skin, be sure
to check the color of the
paste, which should be
green or greenish-brown;
ask to see the ingredients,
which should be henna
leaves, oil or lemon juice;
and ask how long you must
wait before removing the
dried paste.
Seek medical attention
immediately if you experi-
ence symptoms of an aller-
gic reaction. The general
progression of symptoms
includes itching or burn-
ing, blistering, oozing, scab
formation and, in some
cases, permanent scar-
ring. Symptoms might oc-
cur within a few hours or
up to a few weeks, depend-
ing upon the concentration
of PPD in the paste and
how allergic a person is.


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County CALENDAR


Thursday, March 26
Spring Break No
school
Franklin County
Affordable Housing
Coalition will hold its
annual membership
meeting at 6 p.m. at
the Franklin County
Courthouse Annex to
discuss the coalition's
future and elect three
directors. For more
information, call the Rev.
John D. Sink at 323-0718.
Wandering Star
Quilting Club. Chillas Hall
Lanark Village. 1-3 p.m.
Call Christine Hinton at
697-2551.
Luncheon and
information specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Noon. $3 donation. Call
697-3760.

Friday, March 27
Spring Break No
school
Breakfast at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Coffee at 7:30 a.m., meal


Christian group to
host wild game cook
Christian Bowhunters
will host a free wild
game cook at Carrabelle
Christian Center on River
Road on Saturday. All are
welcome.
The day will begin at
noon with 3-D archery
shooting. Doors open at 4
p.m. to view deer mounts.
Anyone can bring mounts
to have them scored by an
official. Dinner at 6 p.m.
For info, call 850-591-
1057.

Honoring Pop
Wagoner
All Chapman and
Apalachicola High School


at 8 a.m. $2 donation. Call
697-3760.
At 8 p.m., The
Dixie Theatre presents
"Murderers," by Jeffrey
Hatcher. The show
features three one-act
plays, "The Man Who
Married His Mother-in-
Law," "Margaret Faydle
Comes to Town" and
"Match Wits with Minka
Lupino." Tickets are $25.
For info, call the box office
at 653-3200.
Breakfast at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle.
Coffee at 7:30 a.m., meal
at 8 a.m. $2 donation. Call
697-3760.
Bocce Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.

Saturday, March 28
Christian
Bowhunters will host a
free wild game cook at
the Carrabelle Christian
Center on River Road.
Everyone welcome.
The day will begin at
noon with 3-D archery


News BRIEFS

alumni and friends
throughout the community
are invited to pay tribute
to longtime Apalachicola
football coach Bill :Pop"
Wagoner at a reception in
his honor, Tuesday, March
31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at Apalachicola City Hall
in Battery Park. Wagoner
plans to relocate next
month to an assisted living
facility closer to his son.

Carrabelle Cares yard
sale helps pantry
The Carrabelle Cares
yard sale held on Saturday
made $927.66 for the
Carrabelle Food Pantry,
plus a $50 donation to the
American Cancer Society,
for a total of $977.66.


shooting. Doors open at 4
p.m. to view deer mounts.
Anyone can bring mounts
to have them scored by
an official. Dinner at 6
p.m. For info, call 850-591-
1057.
At 8 p.m., The
Dixie Theatre presents
"Murderers." Tickets are
$25. For info call the box
office at 653-3200.
The Franklin County
School Board will hold
a special meeting at 6
p.m. in the Willie Speed
board room at the former
Chapman Elementary
School. For more
information, call 653-8831.

Sunday, March 29
At 3 p.m., The
Dixie Theatre presents
"Murderers." Tickets are
$25. For info call the box
office at 653-3200.

Monday, March 30
Spring Art
Luncheon "Chapeaux
& Champagne" at the
Sea Oats Gallery, 128
East Pine St., on St.


Road repaving
contract awarded
At their March
3 meeting, county
commissioners awarded
the contract to repave
Gulf Beach Drive on St.
George Island to C.W
Roberts of Hosford.
Roberts bid $1.47
million, about $100,000
below the $1.56 million
grant awarded for the
project. Roberts' bid was
about $200,000 lower
than GAC Contractors of
Panama City.
The road will be
resurfaced from
the entrance to the
Plantation to the
entrance to Dr. Julian
Bruce State Park.


NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE

The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt
the following by ordinance: An Ordinance Rezoning Five Parcels of Land
in Franklin County, Which are all Public Parks, to P-2 Recreational District
to Conform to the Land Use Map. The five parcels to be rezoned are:

. *.s ] Parcel 1: Change 4,859.33 acres of Bald Point
State Park in Townships 6 & 7 South, Ranges 1
& 2 West, as shown in the attached map, from
C-2 Commercial Business, R-1 Single Fam-
ily Residential, R-6 Rural Residential and A-2
Agricultural to P-2 Recreational District.



Parcel 2: Change 89 acres of Kendrick Sports
Complex, located at 1601 Ken Cope Avenue,
Carrabelle, as shown in the attached map, from
R-5 Multi-Family Residential to P-2 Recre-
H- ,NS8IACRE ational District.



PAMM, Parcel 3: Change 5.09 acres of Indian Creek
Park, located at 93 North Bay Shore Drive,
Eastpoint, as shown in the attached map, from
C-3 Commercial Recreational to P-2 Recre-
:ational District.




SParcel 4: Change approximately 5.05 acres
L ]'2 of St. George Island County Park, located at 2
East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, as
shown on the attached map, from C-2 Commer-
cial Business to P-2 Recreational District.

W OF A1=O0

.BuF ROAD Parcel 5: Change approximately 15 acres of
D.W. Wilson Park, located at 100 Gibson Road,
as shown on the attached map, from R-4 Single
Family Home Industry to P-2 Recreational
Ri District.
PARCELS
CHANGE 16 ACRES
S FROM RESMEmAL
TORECREATMIN

A public hearing on the proposed changes to the Zoning Map series will be
held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the County Commission
meeting room in the Franklin County Courthouse Annex in Apalachicola,
Florida. More information can be obtained and the proposed changes may
be inspected at the Franklin County Planning Department, 34 Forbes Street,
Suit #1, Apalachicola, Florida 32320, telephone (850) 653-9783.

Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at the public hearing
or in writing to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33
Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Transactions of this
public hearing will not be recorded. Persons who may wish to appeal any
action resulting form this hearing should make the necessary arrangements
to assure that a verbatim record is made, including testimony and evidence,
if any, upon which the appeal is to be based.


George Island. Friends of
Franklin County Public
Library invite the public
to a spring art luncheon.
11 a.m. preview and
champagne social noon
to 2 p.m. For info, call
Jean Simmons 927-2303 or
Joyce Estes 899-0866.
Breakfast at Franklin
County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2
donation. Call 697-3760.
Computer classes
at the Franklin County
Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Call Joyce
Durham 670-5951 and set
up a time.
Billiards Club at the


Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.

Tuesday, March 31
Apalachicola
Community Gardens
meeting at 6 p.m. at
Apalachicola Bay Chamber
of Commerce. For more
info, call 653-9419.
Art Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 2 to 4
p.m. Call 697-3760.
Bingo 7 p.m. St.
George Island Fire Dept.
$1 / card. Proceeds go to
St. George Island Civic
Club. Call 927-4654.


Wednesday, April 1
Card Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.
Bingo for the Bus.
Chillas Hall in Lanark
village. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call
697-9626.

Thursday, April 2
Wandering Star
Quilting Club. Chillas Hall
Lanark Village. 1 to 3 p.m.
Call Christine Hinton 697-
2551.
Luncheon and
Information Specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Noon.
$3 donation. Call 697-3760.


PUBLIC NOTICE
THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEAR-
ING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, AT 9:00 A.M., IN THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
ROOM OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING
VARIANCES, APPEALS AND SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS:
1 RECONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A SINGLE
FAMILY DWELLING 50 FEET INTO THE CRITICAL HABITAT ZONE AND AN ON-SITE
WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM 57 FEET INTO THE 75 FT COUNTY SETBACK
FOR ONSITE WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS, ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS
LOT 9, BLOCK 35, UNIT 4 EAST, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY BEN BLOODWORTH, AGENT FOR JTB, LLC,
OWNERS.
2 RECONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A DECK 15
FEET INTO THE CRITICAL HABITAT ZONE ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 94,
BLOCK 10, UNIT 1, SOUTHERN DUNES, ALLIGATOR POINT, FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY DANIEL COX, AGENT FOR DAVID
AND JANET FOSHEE, OWNERS.
3 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT VINYL
SEAWALL WITHIN THE CRITICAL HABITAT ZONE ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS
LOT 2, BLOCK 65, UNIT 5, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA.
REQUEST SUBMITTED BY DOCKS 4 LESS, LLC, AGENT FOR DREW SMITH, OWNER.
4 RECONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT AN OPEN
SHED FIVE FEET INTO THE SIDE SETBACK LINE ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS 99
SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE, EASTPOINT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST
SUBMITTED BY A.M. SHULER, JR., OWNER.
5 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSRUCT A DUNE
WALKOVER TEN FEET INTO THE SIDE SETBACK LINE ON PROPERTIES DESCRIBED
AS 1452 AND 1456 EAST GULF BEACH DRIVE, ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FRANKLIN
COUNTY, FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED BY GREGORY REARDON AND ROBERT
SAYLE, OWNERS.
6 CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A STORAGE/
OFFICE BUILDING TWENTY FIVE FEET INTO THE FRONT SETBACK LINE AND TEN
FEET INTO THE SIDE SETBACK LINE ON PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 15,
ALLIGATOR HARBOR, UNIT THREE, ALLIGATOR POINT, FRANKLIN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. REQUEST SUBMITTED CHARLES E. COOK, AGENT FOR THE ALLIGATOR
POINT WATER RESOURCES DISTRICT, OWNER.
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACTING AS THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
WILL CONSIDER THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ON APRIL 21, 2009.


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS NOTICE OF LAND USE
CHANGE
The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing, pursuant to Section 163.3184, Florida Statutes, to consider adopting proposed
changes to the Franklin County Comprehensive Plan and the Future Land Use Map
Series. The proposed changes include amending the Goals, Objectives and Policies
of the Land Use, Traffic, Housing, Infrastructure, Coastal/Conservation, Recreation
and Open Space, Capital Improvements, and Intergovernmental Coordination Ele-
ments to enact the recommendations previously transmitted to the Department of
Community Affairs and Contained in the Evaluation and Appraisal Report.
Amend the Future Land Use Map Series to adopt a ne Hurricane Evacuation Route
Map.
Amend the Future Land Use Map to change the allowed land use for the following
five parcels:
Parcel 1: Change 4,859.33 acres of Bald Point State Park in
Townships 6 & 7 South, Ranges 1 & 2 West, as shown in the
attached map, from C-2 Commercial, Residential and Agricul-
tural to Recreation.



Parcel 2: Change 89 acres of Kendrick Sports Complex,
t located at 1601 Ken Cope Avenue, Carrabelle, as shown in the
attached map, form Commercial to Recreation.




Parcel 3: Change 5.09 acres of Indian Creek Park, located at
93 North Bay Shore Drive, Eastpoint, as shown in the attached
map, from Commercial to Recreation.




] Parcel 4: Change approximately 5.05 acres of St. George
Island County Park, located at 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, as
shown on the attached map, from Commercial to Recreation.



SROA Parcel 5: Change approximately 15 acres of D.W. Wilson
Park, located at 100 Gibson Road, as shown on the attached
map, from Residential to Recreation.


CHANGE ACRES

A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at
10:00 a.m. at the County Commission Meeting Room in the Courthouse Annex at 34
Forbes Street in Apalachicola. More information can be obtained and the proposed
changes may be inspected at the Franklin County Planning Department, 34 Forbes
Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Florida (telephone 850-653-9783).
Persons wishing to comment may do so in person at the public hearing or in writing
to the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, 33 Market Street, Suite
203, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Transactions of this public hearing will not be
recorded. Persons who may wish to appeal any action resulting from this hearing
should make the necessary arrangements to assure that a verbatim record is made,
including testimony evidence, if any, upon which the appeal is to be based.







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NOTICE OF SALE PUR-
SUANT TO SECTION
83.806(4) (a), FLORIDA
STATUTES

NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that pursuant to
Section 83.806 (4) (a),
Florida Statutes, the per-
sonal property described
below shall be sold at Pub-
lic Auction to the highest
and best bidder for cash in
accordance with the fol-
lowing terms:

1. The description of the
contents of the storage
unit is believed to be per-
sonal property consisting
of building material, lad-
ders, plaster, concrete sid-
ing, a table saw and fish-
ing tackle. The value of the
contents is unknown.

2. The name of the tenant
is Mark Carroll whose last
known address is 308 Pat-
ton St., St. George Island,
FL 32328.

3. The public sale shall be
held on the 8th day of April
2009, at 10:00 AM, at St.
George Island Storage
Unit Number 7 located at
155 W. Pine St., St.
George Island, Florida
32328.

4. The contents of the
mini-storage unit is being
sold to satisfy a LIEN for
non-payment in the
amount of $373.10

5. The contents of the mini
storage unit may be sold
individually or as a whole
or retained by lien holder
as payment.

6. The tenant may satisfy
the LIEN held by St.
George Island Storage
and cancel this scheduled
sale by paying the full
amount of the LIEN owed
to St. George Island Stor-
age together with all inter-
est, legal costs and fees.
7. Lien holder reserves the
right to refuse any and all
bids.

DATED: 3-11-09
ST. GEORGE ISLAND
STORAGE, LLC
155 W. Pine St.
St. George Island, Florida
32328
Phone: (229) 242-7575
March 19, 26, 2009
1587T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
FRANKLIN COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.

PILAR FLORES, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
19-2008-CA-000380

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
PILAR FLORES
Last Known Address: 45
Alan Dr., Apalachicola, FL
32320


11001100 1100 1100 | 1100 1100
Also Attempted Service At: BEACHES, UNIT NUMBER SALE best bidder for cash, AT STEPS OF THE COURT-
14324 S Skene Ave., 5, a subdivision as per COMMENCE AT AT THE WEST FRONT DOOR HOUSE, STE 203,
Compton, CA 90220 and map or plat thereof re- TERRA COTTA MONU- NOTICE IS HEREBY OF THE FRANKLIN APALCHICOLA, FL 32320,
400 Kings Point Dr., #430, corded in Plat Book 3, MENT MARKING THE GIVEN pursuant to an Or- COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Florida, at the hour of
North Miami Beach, FL Pages 16 and 17 of the SOUTHWEST CORNER der rescheduling foreclo- LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN 11:00 a.m., on the 9th day
33160 Public Records of Franklin LOT 20 OF SOUTHLAND, sure sale dated March 9, APALACHICOLA, FLOR- of April, 2009, the following
County, Florida (the A SUBDIVISION AS PER 2009 entered in Civil Case IDA, AT 11:00 a.m., April 9, described property:
Current Residence "Property"). MAP OR PLAT THEREOF No. 2008-CA-0220 of the 2009, the following de-
Unknown RECORDED IN PLAT Circuit Court of the 2nd Ju- scribed property as set LOT 9 OF FAIRWAY PARK
Together with all the ap- BOOK 1, PAGE 4 OF THE dicial Circuit in and for forth in said Final Judg- SUBDIVISION AS PER
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF purtenances thereunto be- PUBLIC RECORDS OF Franklin County, Florida, ment, to-wit: MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
PILAR FLORES longing. Provided that, the FRANKLIN COUNTY wherein JPMorgan Chase RECORDED IN PLAT
opening bid for the Prop- FLORIDA AND RUN Bank, National Associa- LOT 3, BLOCK B, SEA BOOK 8, PAGE 15, PUB-
Last Known Address: 45 erty shall be $128,000 NORTH 58 DEGREES 53 tion, Plaintiff and Karen DUNE VILLAGE, AC- LIC RECORDS OF FRANK-
Alan Dr., Apalachicola, FL (One Hundred MINUTES 51 SECONDS Beth Millender are CORDING TO THE PLAT LIN COUNTY FLORIDA.
32320 Twenty-eight Thousand EAST 206.01 FEET TO AN defendant(s), I will sell to THEREOF, RECORDED IN
Also Attempted Service At: Dollars) and if not bid at IRON ROD AND CAP the highest and best bid- PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 21, Any person claiming an in-
14324 S Skene Ave., that price or higher, the (MARKED #7160) MARK- der for cash, AT THE OF THE PUBLIC REC- terest in the surplus from
Compton, CA 90220 and auction shall be cancelled. ING THE POINT OF BE- WEST FRONT DOOR OF ORDS OF FRANKLIN the sale, if any, other than
400 Kings Point Dr., #430, GINNING. FROM SAID THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COUNTY FLORIDA. the property owner as of
North Miami Beach, FL DATED: March 19, 2009. POINT OF BEGINNING COURTHOUSE, LOCATED the date of the lis pendens
33160 RUN NORTH 34 DE- ON HWY98, IN APALACH- ANY PERSON CLAIMING must file a claim within 60
Marcia M. Johnson, GREES 20 MINUTES 01 ICOLA, FLORIDA AT 11:00 AN INTEREST IN THE days after the sale.
Current Residence Clerk of Court SECONDS WEST 30.05 A.M., April 9, 2009, the fol- SURPLUS FROM THE
Unknown By: Michelle Maxwell FEET, THENCE RUN lowing described property SALE, IF ANY OTHER DATED this 10th day of
Deputy Clerk NORTH 58 DEGREES 53 as set forth in said Final THAN THE PROPERTY March, 2009.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that March 26, April 2, 2009 MINUTES 51 SECONDS Judgment, to-wit: OWNER AS OF THE DATE
an action for Foreclosure 1642T EAST 125.45 FEET OF THE LIS PENDENS Clerk Circuit Court
of Mortgage on the follow- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT THENCE RUN NORTH 58 LOT 6 AND THE NORTH MUST FILE A CLAIM By: Michele Maxwell
ing described property: ONF THE2RndUICU DEGREES 51 MINUTES 22 14 FEET OF LOT 7, WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER Deputy Clerk
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN SECONDS EAST 325.88 BLOCK D (112), RANGE THE SALE.
LOT 1, BLOCK 11, OF AND FOR FRANKLIN FEET TO A POINT LYING 10, PICKETT'S ADDITION Greenspoon Marder, PA.,
GULF COLONY UNIT NO. COUNTY ON THE SOUTHWEST- TO THE TOWN OF DATED at Apalachicola, TRADE CENTRE SOUTH,
1, ACCORDING TO THE COUNTY ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY CARRABELLE, FLORIDA, Florida this 11th day of SUITE 700,
PLAT THEREOF ON FILE . BOUNDARY OF 12TH AS PER PLAT OR MAP March, 2009. 100 WEST CYPRESS
IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS Liquidation Properties Inc. STREET, THENCE RUN THEREOF RECORDED IN Marcia M. Johnson Clerk CREEKROAD,
OF FRANKIN COUNTY, Plaintiff, SOUTH 31 DEGREES 29 PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 20, of Court FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
FLORIDA. MINUTES 49 SECONDS OF THE PUBLIC REC- CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT 33309
-vs. EAST ALONG SAID ORDS OF FRANKLIN COURT Franklin County,
has been filed against you Elizabeth Mullins and Rod- RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUND- COUNTY FLORIDA. Florida By: Michele Max- IMPORTANT
and you are required to ne Mullins a/k/a Rodney ARY 30.00 FEET TO AN well Deputy Clerk In accordance with the
serve a copy of your writ- D. Mullins Wife and Hus IRON PIPE, THENCE ANY PERSON CLAIMING Americans with Disabilities
ten defenses, if any, to it, an LEAVENG SAID AN INTEREST IN THE ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN- Act, persons needing a
on Marshall C. Watson, band; RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUND- SURPLUS FROM THE TIFF: special accommodation to
PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, endant(s). ARY RUN SOUTH 58 DE- SALE, IF ANY, OTHER SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, participate in this proceed-
whose address is 1800 U Case#.2008CA0179 GREES 51 MINUTES 22 THAN THE PROPERTY LLP ing should, no later than
NW 4TH STREET, SUITE Diviase #: 2008-CA-0179 SECONDS WEST 326.06 OWNER AS OF THE DATE 10004 N. Dale Mabry High- seven (7) days prior con-
120, FT LAUDERDALE FL Division #FEET TO AN IRON ROD OF THE LIS PENDENS way, Suite 112 tact the Clerk of the
33309 within thirty (30) UNC: AND CAP (MARKED MUST FILE A CLAIM Tampa, FL 33618 Court's disability coordina-
days after the first publica- AMENDED NOTICE OF #4111), THENCE RUN WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER (813)880-8888 tor at 301 S MONROE
tion of this Notice THE AP- SOUTH 58 DEGREES 53 THE SALE. March 26, April 2, 2009 STREET ROOM 225, TAL-
ALACHICOLA TIMES and SALE MINUTES 51 SECONDS 1645T LAHASSEE, FL 32301,
file the original with the NOTICE IS HEREBY WEST 124.00 FEET TO DATED at Apalachicola, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 850-577-4401. if hearing or
Clerk of this Court either GIVEN ursuanttoan Or THE POINT OF BEGINN- Florida, this 11th day of OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL voice impaired, contact
before service on Plaintiffs der rescheduling foreclo- ING. March, 2009. CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR (TDD) (800) 955- 8771 via

thereafter; otherwisea de sure sale dated March 9, ANY PERSONCLAIMING Marcia M. ohnson FRANKLIN COUNTYMarchidaelSyst2, 2009
fault will be entered 2009 entered in Civil Case AN INTEREST IN THE Clerk of Court
against you for the relief No. 2008 -CA0179 of the SURPLUS FROM THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT RBCCENTURABANK,
demanded in the com- Circuit Court of the 2nd Ju SALE, IF ANY, OTHER COURT Planff
plaint. dicial Circuit in and for THAN THE PROPERTY Franklin County, Florida Plaintiff
Franklin County, Florida, OWNER AS OF THE DATE By: Michele Maxwell v
In accordance with the whereinLiquidation Propn OF THE LIS PENDENS Deputy Clerk vs
Americans with Disabilities erties Inc., Plaintiff and MUST FILE A CLAIM
Act (ADA), disabled per- ney Mullins a/k/a dRodne WITHIN 60DAYS AFTER ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN- HENRIETTE BURNOZARIO
sons who, because oftheir D. Mullins Wife and us THE SALE. TIFF: HENRIETTA DEROZARIa.,
disabilities, need special band are defendant(s), I SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, BURNS, et. al.,CH iS
accommodation to partici- will sell to the highest an DATED at Apalachicola, LLPDefendants 3100 Antiques
pate in this proceeding best bidder for cash AT Florida, this 11th day of 10004 N. Dale Mabry High- CASE NO 07000475CA 3110 Appliances
should contact the ADA THE WEST FRON T asDOOR March, 2009 way, Suite 112 CA NO 0-00045CA 3120 -Arts & Crafts
Coordinator at 33 Markt T FRN Tampa, FL 33618 RNOTI OF FOR 3130-Auctions
Street, Suite 203, Apalachi- OF THE FRANKLIN Marcia M. Johnson (813)880-8888 RE-NOTICE OF FORE- 3140 Baby Items
Street, Suite 203, Apalachi COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 3140 Baby Items
cola, FL 32320 or Tele- COUNTY R Clerk of Court March 26, April 2, 2009 CLOSURE SALE 3150 Building Supplies
phone Voice/TDD (904) LOCATED ON HWY 98, IN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT 3160 Business
6538861 prior to such APALACHICOLA, FLO- C OF THE1644T NOTICE IS HEREBY Equipment
proceed653-8861 prior to such IDA, AT 11:00 A.M., April 9, County, Florida IN THE CIRCUIT COURT GIVEN pursuant to an Or- 3170Collectibles
proceeding. 2009 the following de Frankl OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL der or Final Judgment en- 3180 -Computers
WITNSS m hand and scribed property as set By Michele Maxwell CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN tered in Case No. 3200 Firewood
eWINaof my hand and forth in said Fina Deputy Clerk AND FOR FRANKLIN 07-000475CA of the Circuit 3210- Free Pass it On
4th day of March, 2009. ment, to-wit: ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN COUNTY Court of the 2ND Judicial 3220 Furniture
4th day of March, 2009. ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN- Circuit in and for FRANK- 3230 Garage/Yard Sales
Marcia Johnson BEGIN AT THE TERRA TIFF: LaSalle Bank NA as Trus- LIN County, Florida, 3240 Guns
Marcia Johnson COTTA MONUMENT SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, tee for Washington Mutual wherein RBC CENTURA 3250- eaoodThingsto Eat
As Clerk of the Court LLP tA 3250-e & Fitness
By: Michele Maxwell RNTHE SOUTH- O10004 N Dale Mabry High mortgage pass-Through BANK, Plaintiff and HENRI- 3270 Jewelry/Clothing
By Micele Maxwell WEST CORNER OF LOT 10004 Da Mabry Hig- Certificates WMALT Series ETTE BURNS A/K/A HEN- 3280 Machinery/
As DeputyClerk 20 OF SOUTHLAND, A ay, Suite112 2007-HY2 Trust RIETTA DEROZARIO Equipment
08-10906 SUBDIVISION AS PER Tampa, FL 33618 Plaintiff BURNS, A/K/A HENRI- 3290 Medical Equipment
March 26, April 2, 2009 MAP OR PLAT THEREOF (813 88888 TTA DEROZARIO 3300 Miscellaneous
MAP OR PLATTHEREOF_ ETTA DEROZARIO 3310- MusicallInstments
1625T RECORDED IN PLAT March 26, April 2,2009 vs BURNS, et.al., are defend- 3320- Plants & Shrubs/
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT BOOK 1, PAGE 4 OF THE 1643T ants, I will sell to the high- Supplies
OF THE SECOND JUDI- PUBLIC RECORDS OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Larry E. Evans; Mortgage est bidder for cash at 33 3330 Restaurant/Hotel
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FRANKLIN COUNTY, OF THE 2nd JUDICIAL Electronic Registration MARKET STREET, FRONT 3340 Sporting Goods
FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY FLORIDA FROM SAID CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN Systems, Inc., as nominee 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)
FLORIDA POINT OF BEGINNING AND FOR FRANKLIN for Terrace Mortgage
PROBATE DIVISION RUN NORTH 31 DE- COUNTY Company;
GREES 07 MINUTES 05 Defendant(s)
In Re: Estate of SECONDS WEST 330.20 JPMorgan Chase Bank,
ARRIE L. PARKER, FEET TO AN IRON ROD National Association CASE NO
Deceased. AND CAP (MARKED Plaintiff, 2008-CA-000275
#7160), THENCE RUN DIVISION #:
File Number 03-000009-PR NORTH 58 DEGREES 55 -vs.- UNC:
MINUTES 30 SECONDS
NOTICE OF SALE EAST 187.47 FEET TO AN Karen Beth Millender; Un- AMENDED NOTICE OF
IRON ROD AND CAP known Parties in Posses- SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the (MARKED #7160), sion #1; Unknown Parties
undersigned Clerk of the THENCE RUN SOUTH 34 in Possession #2; If living, NOTICE IS HEREBY
Circuit Court of Franklin DEGREES 20 MINUTES 01 and all Unknown Parties GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
County, Florida, pursuant SECONDS EAST 330.63 claiming by, through, un- der rescheduling foreclo-
to the Order of Sale en- FEET TO AN IRON ROD der and against the above sure sale dated March 10, Psychic Readings
tered in this cause will on AND CAP (MARKED named Defendant(s) who 2009 entered in Civil Case Destiney Drive sychic Reaings
April 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m #7160), THENCE RUN are not known to be dead No.2008-CA-000275 of the y By Christine
at the front steps of the SOUTH 58 DEGREES 53 or alive, whether said Un- Circuit Court of the 2nd Ju- Bookkeeping Tell the past, present
Franklin County Court- MINUTES 51 WEST 206.01 known Parties may claim dicial Circuit in and for Service and future. Palm and
house at Apalachicola, FEET TO THE POINT OF an interest as Spouse, Franklin County, Florida, QuickBookseand Excel tarrot card readings also
Florida offer for sale to the BEGINNING. Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, wherein LaSalle Bank NA Part Time available. Located @
highest and best bidder for or Other Claimants as Trustee for Washington Payroll and Financial t Time 9801 Front Beach Rd.
cash, the following de- TOGETHER WITH A 30.00 Defendant(s). Mutual Mortgage Payroll rtand Financal PCB across from Dirty
scribed property in Frank- FOOT INGRESS AND Pass-Through Certificates epaniorts Dicks Crab House.
lin County, Florida: EGRESS EASEMENT BE- Case #: 2008-CA-0220 WMALT Series 2007-HY2 O rganizeepar Tax 2499103 Grand Open
ING MORE PARTICU- Division #: Trust, Plaintiff and Larry E. ep ar ing Special $20 Palm
Lot 3, Block 88, ST. LARLY DESCRIBED AS Evans are defendant(s), I 697-2490Charlene Readings. _
GEORGE ISLAND GULF FOLLOWS: AMENDED NOTICE OF will sell to the highest and


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The City of Apalachicola will receive ap- Web id 34031113
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not limited to the following: Cashier
ONLINE Clerk needed at the mini
PHARMAONLINE 1. Florida Police Standards Certification convenience store (blue).
Buy Soma, Utra preferred. Must be able to work
Buy Soma Ulrnihts and/or weekends.
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$107/180 Qty PRICE IN employment drug screening and physical_
CLUDES PRESCRIPTION!
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#41 B31 1-888-518-2482 3. Must have a valid Florida Drivers Franklin County Tourist
Tri-drugstore.org License Development Council
Administrative
S Applications may be picked up during Assistant
4 regular office hours (8:00AM 4:00PM
3300 Monday Friday) at City Hall, 1 Bay Av- The Franklin County TDC
is accepting proposals
enue, Apalachicola, Florida, Telephone from qualified individuals
j 850/653-9319, Fax 850/653-2205. Ap- to provide contract ser-
will be receive and cos vices as an Administrative
plications will be received and considered Assistant. Applicants
Heavy duty used trailer until position is filled. For further infor- should be able to demon-
7x16. Solid steel, 4ft sides strate training and experi
(plywood), dual axle, mation contact the Apalachicola Police ence in serving as an ad-
$1000 or will trade for en- Department at 850/653-9755. ministrative assist and the
closed trailer. Call ability to perform the fol-
850-370-6437 THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA IS lowing tasks:
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Serving as administrative
EMPLOYERAND DRUG-FREE staff for the FCTDC-
WORKPLACE scheduling, attending and
recording meetings.
- 3330 FOR THE CITY COMMISSION OF Drafting agendas, taking
THE CITY OF APALACHICOLA minutes, handling all cor-
Commercial Ice machine, respondence
like new, Paid$1800.. First B Wb C it A Maintaining an accessi-
$1200 takes i Ca$1800.. F Betty Webb, City Administrator ble public office/facility,
850-697-5000 maintain files and website.
Response to requests for
information about TDC
programs
n Assist the FCTDC in the
preparation of procedural
documents, request for
Healing Minds & Empowering Lives! proposals or bids, and
contracts
Healing minds and empowering the lives of people with mental illness Collect information on
takes more than just skill...it takes compassion. Apalachee Center tax revenues collected
has been offering its clients and their families with caring service Process invoices and ex-
for over fifty years. Apalachee Center, Inc. is a Joint Commission pedite payments with
accredited, private, not-for-profit behavioral health center serving the Franklin County Finance
Big Bend Area. We offer competitive pay, benefits and an excellent Office
work environment. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join our Financial-Draft and mon-
team at Apalachee Center and make a difference in someone's life. The rabndgtsrp cr pres-n
following positions are now available at our Apalachicola clinic and financial statements and
Wakulla clinic: perform budget analysis
Recovery Specialist II Manage grant program
Qualifications: A bachelor's with a major in counseling, social work, including noticing grant
psychology, criminal justice, or a related human services field and has rog tram nifunds, conducts for
a minimum of one year experience working with adults experiencing applicants, oversee appli-
serious mental illness; or other Bachelor's degree with three years cations and contracts,
full-time experience working with adults experiencing serious mental monitor grantees and ob-
illness tain follow up reports
Responsibilities.: Provides support to customers recovering from Maintenance and update
psychiatric illnesses under clinical supervision; may provide substance of web sites
abuse services, education, support and consultation to families. Pro- Other administrative du-
vides crisis intervention as appropriate and serves as integral member ties as requested by the
of recovery teams. FCTDC.
Staff Assistant Applicants should be avail-
Oualifications.: High school diploma or its equivalent and three (3) able thirty (30) to (40)
years of secretarial/office clerical experience; Must possess a typing hours per week and be
score of at least 55CWPM. willing to perform duties
Responsibilities.: Secretarial/clerical functions to include typing corre- on contract with the TDC,
spondence, memorandums, forms, reports and confidential information; Franklin County or such
organization as is desig-
answering telephone lines for assigned staff. Handles various tasks nated by the TDC Apps is desig-
related to maintenance of office systems, records and files and may cants should submit a re-
provide supervision to assigned staff. sume and salary proposal.
To view a complete listing of our opportunities, please visit our website Proposals
www.apalacheecenter.org Applications are received in person or by will be received until
mail. Human Resources 2634-J Capital Circle N.E., Tallahassee, FL April 6, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.
32308 in the offices
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE background check of Bay Media
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer at 65 Ave. E.,
Drug-Free Workplace Apalachicola, Florida
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The Times Thursday, March 26, 2009 7B


4100 1 4100 1 4130 6110 6140
Furnished Loft Apt, in his- 3 br, 2 ba, house on River
Franklin County Tourist POSTAL & GOVT JOB toric district. Cbl/wtr incl Rd, FP fncd in backyard.
Development Council INFO FOR SALE? 1100sf high ceilings, Pri- REDUCED! $750 mo. Call
vate entrance and deck. Maria 850-766-0357.
Administrative Food Serv/Hospitality caution No smkg/ pets. $750 mo. Carrabelle 3 br, 1 ba,
cautione+$750 dep. 850-653-3838 cCarrabelle 3rbr, 1 ba,
Service Package 2o erCo completely remodeled,
2 Sober Cooks large private yard $700
The Franklin County TDC Good hours Good pay You NEVER have to pay monthly 210 NE 1st Ave
is accepting proposals Apply at The Grill in for information about 404-266-0067
from qualified firms to pro- Apalachicola any day federal or postal jobs. If
vide a package of adminis- you see a job Lanark Village Carrabelle
trative services to support "guarantee", contact the Rentals 4 br 2 ba w/FP all appl
the operations of the Tour- FTC. 2 br, 1 ba, furn w/ w/d util. incl dishwasher, w/d in
ist Development Council to Food Services/Hospitality The Federal Trade incl. $700/mo, Remodeled unit, Pool, hot tub, sauna
include, but not be limited Commission 2 br, 1 ba, new appl, and + guest apt with full bath
to the following: COOks is America's consumer w/d, $550/mo 850-697- $1150/mo 1 yr lease, se-
Experienced Cooks Shift protection agency. 2220 or 850-509-3535 curity deposit, cr check
* Serving as administrative Experienced, Cooks Shift ------and ref required,
staff for the FCTDC- is days & nights Call www.ftc.gov/jobscams I -Lanark Village 1 br Nosmokers Call
scheduling and attend 850-653-6375 1-877-FTC-HELP apt. W/D, C/H/A, yard 1-573-803-0776
meetings, drafting agen- _____________ $550 mo, 1st & last. Ask Townhomes for rent
das, taking minutes, handl- A public service for Jim 850-697-2788 esHmestd
ing all correspondence message from the FTC L-- ---- Jones Homestead- Pon-
* Maintaining an accessi- and The News Herald Lanark Village, furnished rent free with deposirst andth
ble public office/facility, ClassifiedAdvertising 1 br, Central air, screend 12 month lease. 2 br and
maintain files and website. Department porch, $500 mo., No pets 3br units available. Call
* Response to requests for Project/Program Mgmt cat ok. (850)-766-7238 850-227-9732
information about TDC Coordinator Small Effic, very private
programs FLORIDA ec Must h
* Assist FCTDC in the FLORIDA Sec.. dep req.ust have ri
preparation of procedural FORESIGHT, Inc. ref. + credit score. 1
documents, request for REQUEST FOR 850-653-6375 6170
proposals or bids, and JOB
contracts APPLICATIONS Southern Villas
* Collect information on Florida Foresight, a Apartments 43 Bayshore Dr, Apalachi
tax revenues collected Wakulla County based L ESTATE FORRENT Accepting A cat ons 43 Bayshore Dr, Apalachi-
SProcess invoices and ex- non-profit 501(c)(3) cor- IAcceptin Br s cola. Really nice 2 br, with
for 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms. HC whirlpool bath, quiet
pedite payments with poration, requests appli- 6100- Business/ & Non- HC accessible neboo Uu
Franklin County Finance cations for the position Commercial units. Rental sssta neighborhood. Unfur-
Office of part-time Coordinator 6110 -Apartments units. Rental assistance nished. $650 mo + de-
* Financial-Draft and mon- of the Big Bend Scenic 6120 B h e available. TDCall 850- osit. 653-4293 after 4 pm
itor budgets, create, pres- Byway Corridor Man- 8140- House Rentals Equal Housing
ent and interpret monthly agement Entity. 6150 -Roommale Wanted Opportunity
financial statements and 6160 -Rooms for Rent
perform budget analysis A copy of the Scope of 6170- Mobile Home/Lot
* Manage grant program Services for this position 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals
including noticing grant and/or answers to ques- 6200 vacations Rentals
program funds, conduct- tions may be obtained 6200 Vacation Re6120
ing training sessions for by contacting Florida Beach
applicants, oversee appli- Foresight, Attn: BillRentals-Sales REAL ESTAE F SALE
cations and contracts, Lowrie, PO. Box 896, 6100 B Rentals-Sales R E
monitor grantees and ob- Panacea, Florida 32346;' BY OWNER 7100-Homes
tain follow up reports by phone (850) For Rent Space available Visit BeachRealty.net 7110 Beach Home/
* Maintenance and update 962-4138 (daytime for small business or of- Property
of web sites only); or by E-MAIL fice. Utilities included. St Georae 7120- Commercial
* Other administrative du- billlowrie@embarqmail. Downtown Historic Apa- 7130- Condo/Townhouse
ties as requested by the com. lachicola. 29 Ave. E. Island 7140- Farms & Ranches
FCTDC. Resumes shall be ac- (upstairs) For info call $160 wk, elec, Satellite, 7150- Lots and Aroaget
cepted by postal mail or Carol 850-653-3871 Garbage included. pool 7170 waterfront
In addition respondents e-mail no later than table. 12'X65' deck with 7180 Investment
will include in their pro- 12:00 noon EST on Beautiful view. 2 br $250 Property
posal administrative sup- Monday, April 13, 2009. Call 850-653-5114 7190,- Out-of-Town
port and infrastructure to Florida Foresight is an 6 7200 Real Eshate
include: Affirmative Action/ 6 10 7200 Timesha
Equal Opportunity Em- 1 br, 1 ba & 2 br, apart-I I '
* an ADA handicapped ac- ployer ment. unfurn electric/water 6130
cessible office suitable for inc. Tile floors, part cy- arrabelle 71
identification as the TDC_____press panelling, private arrabelle Port St Joe St. George
offices, such office equip- deck 1 block from beach Island and St. James Bay
ment as is necessary to r - - - On St. George Island 3 br, 2 ba Unfurnished, Previously Bank Owned
equip an office including, Please call 404-402-5573 W/D, D/W, CH& A, Deck, Propert Priced way be-
but not limited to the fol- 850-653-6459 Poolside. Covered boat low market value Prices
lowing: "_ __ ___ parking. Long term. starting at $35,000. Please
Administrator's desk I Restaurant/Food Serv br, 1 ba Efficiency, in PRICEREDUCED. For ap- call Counts Real Estate
suite 1 cy, pointment, 850-877-7696. Group at 850249 3615
Clerical desk suite SERVERS Apalachicola, quiet, 2 blks Group at 850-249-3615.
filing cabinets from boat ramp, deck, AC, Lanark Village Want to buy Home or MH,
-computers COOKS pet OK, $600/mo+ first, 1 br, 1 ba, Renovated/ fur- Owner financing, $50,000
-fax and copying ma- *HOSTS last & deposit. Call nished end unit, new kitch or less, Fixer upper ok.
chines 850-697-5000. and bath, mini. 4 month Carrabelle or East Point
- facilities for meeting BLUE PARROT I lease $495/mo + dep., no Area Call Don at
with the public and TDC B I 2 br, 1 ba $499 Moves You smoking, pet considered. 1-678-294-1637 OR
grantees HIRING In!! New Everything, near (850) 653-3838 1-770-567-3624
*- appropriate signage to Please apply in person TAFB, 719 S Berthe,
identify the TDC offices between 9a-5pm 7 days Panama City 850-236-4453 Why Rent
c office expenses to in- la week@u 7 When You Can
clude: Blue Parrott HO6A140
-utilities St. George Island Heritage Villas Own A Brand
-internet access ......- Apartments New Home?
Accepting Applications 0THE AVENUES at
Respondents should pro- for 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms, HC 1 br, 1 ba, Stove fridge, KEOUGH's LANDING.
vide, in their proposal, a & Non HC accessible newly remodeled C/H/A, Green certified and HOP
per hour pricing formula units. Some rental assis- $550 month $400 dep approved. Affordable Liv-
that would include provi- 4130 tance may be available. Next to old ball field. ing on the Forgotten Coast
sion of the above services Hud Vouchers ac- 850-251-3432 3 bdrm, 2 bath homes
and facilities. Proposals cepted. Call 850-653- ranging from 1250-2000
should be submitted to the It's a Lifestyle, Not Justa 9277. TDT/TTY 711. 1,2, & 3, br sqft in Carrabelle's Newest
temporary administrative Job! Travel-Work-Party- Housin 2 Suivisn only % mile
offices at Bay Media at 65 Play 50 States. National Equal Housing Apalachicola, FL. Subdivision only 1/4mile
Ave. E., Apalachicola, Flor- company now hiring 18+ Opportunity Call 850-643-7740. from the Carrabelle River
ida 32320 by 5:00 PM. sharp Guys & Gals to work Priinfrom the oooo
Monday April 6.2009. & travel entire USA. 2 Pricing from the $100,000s
weeks paid training, trans- Carrabelle Cove Apartments Pick your Lot.
All work performed under portaion and lodging fur- Choose Your Model.
this proposal will be the nished. Paid daily. Returns Now Acceptins Applications for BEnly8 lots left
property of Franklin guaranteed. Call Today, 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Unit (850) 656-2608& CompanyInc
County, for whatever use 1-888-741-2190. Start To-2 & 3 Bedrooms Units (850) 6562608
and/or disposition may day! Laundry Facility on Site
deem appropriate and Water & Sewage Included in rent Nile
shall have the full right to Central Heating & Air 7150
reproduce and/or use any C t H & Air
products derived from the Not Just a Job. An Adven- Window Coverings Provided ForSale B
contractor's work under turel Spread your wings. On Site Management Ow ner 'I
this proposal without pay- Travel with us, see what Owner
ment of any royalties, fees, life brings. 18-24 outgoing Rental Assistance Available 1 acre lot high and dry,
etc. The TDC reserves the guys/gals needed. FT Income Restrictions Apply cleared with trees. Re-
right to accept, reject or travel. Paid daily. Reasonable Accomodations duced Price $38K. Call
modify any proposal sub- Trans/Hotel provided. Call 's"" Carrabelle Cove Apts. Captain JR for more de-
mitted solely at their dis Today! Start Today! 807 Gray Ave. #38 Carrabelle FL, 32322 tails at 850-670-8858
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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Chandler Hatfield


wins essay contest


The Franklin/Gulf
Retired Educators
Association is pleased to
announce the winner of its
annual essay contest for
fifth-grade students.
Chandler Hatfield, a
student in Mrs. Audrey
Gay's class at Franklin
County School, submitted
the winning essay. Each
year, fifth graders are
invited to submit essays
which describe an
experience or experiences
with a grandparent or a
grandparent figure.
Chandler wrote
about fishing and other
adventures with his
PawPaw. Chandler will
receive a $50 savings bond
from the F/GREA, and his
essay will be submitted
to the district and then


Date
Thu, Mar26
Fri, Mar 27
Sat, Mar 28
Sun, Mar 29
Mon, Mar 30
Tue, Mar 31
Wed, Apr 01


possibly state level.
The F/GREA was
formed to provide retired
educators and educational
personnel an opportunity
to share their concerns
with others locally,
statewide and nationally.
The association supports
community service
activities, retirement
planning seminars,
literacy programs and
other activities of value to
retirees.
Any retired educator
is invited to join. You
may contact our
membership chairperson
for information about
becoming a member. The
contact information is
F/GREA Membership, 36
Alan Drive, Apalachicola,
FL 32320.


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rom those given for CARRABELLE:
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An afternoon with


On March 20, the entire
Franklin County School
celebrated the legacy of Dr.
Seuss.
Starting the day off, the
cafeteria prepared an eye-
popping breakfast of green
eggs and ham. Ms. -
Cheryl Creek's class,
also known as Creek's
Caf6, served a special
lunch to adults for $8.


SEAHAW
Adreenah


During lunch to make
everything cozier, a
wide variety of music
was played and an
educational slideshow


about Dr. Seuss was
shown.
Among the dishes Mrs.
Creek's class prepared for
their 71 guests were Who
Roast Beast (roast beef),
Kartoom croquets (chicken),
Cat in the Hat macaroni and
cheese, corn on the Cobsk,
Lorax trees (broccoli), Who
pudding (blackberry cobbler),
Diffendoofer cake (red velvet
cheesecake) and Katroo
Happy Birthday cake.
After lunch, special high
and middle school students
were paired up and got ready
to read Dr. Seuss books to
elementary classes. The high
school students were chosen
from Ms. Margy Oehlert's
drama and Ms. Denise Roux's
English classes. The reading
pairs shared their books with
the elementary students and
carried out literacy lessons
with each class.
All of the middle and
high school participants got
community service points
for participation. They also
got a special prize from Mrs.


B read are struggling
readers, and they got
some good practice."
K TALK Philyaw said she
Wynn and Superintendent
Nina Marks were
able to get eight Seuss
books from the
school library, 4
seven from the
Apalachicola Public
Library and six
from Marks' own
collection. Ten more
were purchased
by Philyaw for the
event.
"This was my way
of giving back," she
said.
This event
brought the school
together and made
it feel like a happier
place. Dr. Seuss
books are great for
children and adults. Dr.
Seuss books are especially
soothing to me because
they give me a little taste of
childhood and hit a place in
my heart. Not to mention
they can also put a smile
on my face and make me
laugh."
Thanks Dr. Seuss for
your delightful books!


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