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Publication Date: April 9, 2009
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Thursday, APRIL 9, 2009 www. a palach times. com 50C

Property appraiser: 'It's not a pretty picture'

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Property Appraiser Doris
Pendleton was the bearer of bad
news Tuesday morning, as she
told county commissioners she
foresees a 30 percent drop in the
county's certified tax roll for the
upcoming budget year.
"Right now, it's not a pretty
picture," said Pendleton, who
shared figures that estimated
the county's combined property

valuations would
drop from about
$3.455 billion this
year to $2.418
billion for the
2009-10 fiscal
This would
DORIS bring the
PENDLETON county's property
PENDLETON valuations back to
the level last seen
in 2004. Property values peaked
at just over $4 billion in 2007, and

declined last year, although only
by about 12 percent.
Pendleton stressed that her
figures are preliminary and that
the final numbers, due to the
state by July 1, could be higher
or lower. "This could get even
worse," she said. "I'm hoping
that it's not much more than 30
She noted the county had more
than 200 foreclosures last year.
"That tells you what's happened
to the values," Pendleton said.

Complicating the decline in
housing prices has been a sharp
drop in the consumer price
index (CPI), which over the last
15 years has run between 1.6 and
4.1 percent annually, and usually
in the 2 to 3 percent range.
But, in 2009, the CPI is
expected to be a miniscule one-
tenth of 1 percent, and that will
have the effect of dampening
any increase in taxable value on
those homes with a homestead

"This increase (in the CPI), no
matter how large or how small,
has still added value to the rolls
each year as the amendment
states that the taxable 'shall'
increase 3 percent, or the CPI,
until the appraised value and
the assessed value equal," said
She estimated that using the
CPI, as required by law, will add
only $372,485 in taxable value in

commissioners Smokey Parrish and Cheryl Sanders
ided Saturday's ceremony, with the crowd estimate

ner Pinki Jackel spoke at the event,

County reverses

support of St.

James Island


By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer

At Tuesday's county commission
meeting, the county took steps to reverse
major land use decisions made in 2005
that granted the St. Joe Company huge
development rights on St. James Island.
Commissioner Cheryl Sanders moved,
and the commissioners unanimously

supported, a motion
that changes to
four future land use
maps (FLUMs),
granted at the
request of the St.
Joe Company
in April 2005, be
a government
map, part of the
plan, that shows
land uses as well
as other features
such as roads and
harbors. In 2005,
the commissioners
parcels of St.
Joe land from
to mixed use
residential. The
company proposed
to develop four
land parcels on St.
James Island which
would have allowed

Cape St. George Light at Saturday's dedication
- Photo by Lydia Markley. Top right,
Lighthouse Keeper Stanley Colvin of St. George
Island dedicated the light to the volunteers,
contributors to and keepers of the lighthouse
and to "all those who have been and will be
guided by the light." Photo by Lois Swoboda
At right, Karl Dappen provided a plaintive mood
as he delighted the audience Saturday with a
saxophone interlude. Photo by Ed Tiley, Cape St.
George Lighthouse Association.

"My motion
is to start
to get rid
of allfour
want to do
away with
to do with
St. Joe now
and in the

Cheryl Sanders

as many as 7,400 units, but since that
time, development has stalled.
"Our economy is down billions of
dollars," said Sanders, following a grim
presentation on property valuations by
Property Appraiser Doris Pendleton.
"Our home-grown realtors are dealing
with a market that is flooded with lots.
Why should we flood the market with
7,400 lots for a company that has no
vested interest in this county?
"My motion is to start proceedings to
get rid of all four FLUMs ASAP I want to
do away with anything to do with St. Joe
now and in the future," she said.
Two of the FLUMs are the subject of
active litigation by Don and Pam Ashley
residents of St. James Island, who sued
to reduce the environmental impacts
of the proposed developments. This
means that the Rural Village category,
which encompassed 1,704 acres west
of U.S. 98, has not taken effect, nor has
the Conservation Residential category,
a 2,500-acre tract along the Ochlocknee
The two others, Marina Village
Center, a 1,000-acre tract to the north
of SummerCamp, and Carrabelle East
Village, a 200-acre tract on the west end
of the island near Carrabelle, are not in
litigation, but it is not clear whether they


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Wind blows away Eastpoint gas station roof

Thanks to the sandbagging by Apalachicola firefighters, Lorraine Browne's house Workers with NRG Roofing, out of Port St. Joe, cleaned up the roof debris,
off Bluff Road was well protected from possible flooding, which fortunately did blown off by a microburst that hit Eastpoint's Ritz Food Store, at 499 U.S. 98.
not materialize.

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
A surge of powerful
wind off the Apalachicola
Bay peeled off the roof of
an Eastpoint gas station
Thursday afternoon, April
No one was injured when
the shingles and tarpaper
were strewn about 1 p.m.

in front of the gas pumps at
the Ritz Food Store #6, at
499 U.S. 98.
"The storm went over
and it got dark, the building
shook, and the roof landed
in the parking lot," said
manager Chris Craig. "Five
or six seconds, and that was
"I'd say it was one of

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those burst things that hap-
pened," he said. "There's
no other damage anywhere
Generally not as strong
as tornadoes, a microburst
is a powerful, localized col-
umn of sinking air from a
thundercloud that produc-
es damaging divergent and
straight-line winds.

The service station
opened within the hour as
workers mopped the wet
floor and roofers removed
the soggy tarpaper that
draped over the gas pumps.
Because the satellite dish
was blown off the roof, the
service station could not
process credit cards and
stopped pumping gas.
Most of the damage in

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Surprise visitors liven up Tartan Day jam

By Lois Swobodo
Times Staff Writer

There was music,
laughter and even some
dancing at the Franklin
County Senior Center
Sunday afternoon as
a group of talented
musicians gathered for a
jam session to celebrate
the contributions of
Scottish people to the
cultural heritage of the
United States and the
This year's Tartan
Day celebration was
extra special thanks to a
surprise visit from Drs.
Arnold and Rebecca
Burkart, of Monticello.
The Burkarts are music
educators and, in 2004,
Arnold Burkart published
a book entitled "Songs
and Tunes from the
Scottish Enlightenment."
The Burkarts joined
members of the Lanark
Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
for a celebration of
Scottish culture at
the senior center in
Carrabelle. Rebecca
Burkart performed on
the piano, and Arnold
Burkart sang "Oh What
a Plague," a song from
the traditional Scottish
musical comedy "The
Duenna," bemoaning
the trials of fathering a
headstrong daughter.
Appearing for the first
time with the Lanark
group was drummer Gabe
Butterfield, of Sopchoppy,
son of legendary jazz
harmonica player
Paul Butterfield. Also
performing on Sunday
were Tamara Allen,
Debbie and Chelsea Dix,
Ken Methvin, Hollie Stott
and Bink Williams.
Also on the program
were the McIlroys -
John, Patti and daughter,
Katie, of Tallahassee,
"Scotland's musical
ambassadors" to the
US. The trio sang and
performed on drums
guitar, flute and bagpipes.
The McIlroys were

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The Mcllroys gave a sprightly performance on Sunday.

instrumental in the
foundation of the La
fiddle group. Their
invitation to Cal Alle
of Carrabelle
to perform
with them in
inspired him to
organize regular
jam sessions at
Allen, musical
director for the
Lanark fiddlers,
said he met the
Burkarts only a
few days prior to
the concert and
was enthralled
by Burkart's
book and the
story of its
Burkart said he w
not originally a spec
in Scottish music,
although he was a mn
educator interested
"world music." In 20
while digging throug
a stack of used musi
in a Daytona Beach
bookstore, he uneari
a treasure. Buried
beneath a pile of sec
hand sheet music wa


battered leather bound
collection of musical
folios. The style of the
text and the quality and

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"When I saw it,
my heart beat a little
faster. I knew it was very
old. There was only one
item with a date, and
that was 1804."

Arnold Burkart
author, "Songs and Tunes from
the Scottish Enlightenment"

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renewed interest
in tradition
Scottish culture.
The old book
was full of names
unfamiliar to
Burkart, but, as
he researched
his find over
the next several
months, he
pieced together
a picture of
the people who
enjoyed the
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significance of Scotland's
traditional music.
All told, about 40
celebrants gathered on
Sunday to enjoy the music
and fellowship of Tartan
Day. The local event
was largely coordinated
by Allen, a Celtic music
enthusiast and talented
National Tartan
Day was officially
recognized in 1998 when
the U.S. Senate passed
Senate Resolution 155
recognizing April 6 as
National Tartan Day That
date commemorates the
signing of the Declaration
of Arbroath in 1320, which
asserted Scotland's
sovereignty over English
territorial claims, and
which was an influence on
the American Declaration
of Independence.
If you are interested
in obtaining a copy of
Burkart's book, you may
contact him at 997-8803.

At top, Dr. Arnold
Burkart, author of "Songs
and Tunes from the
Scottish Enlightenment,"
performed "Oh What a
Plague" at the Tartan Day
celebration on April 5 in
At middle, Music
Director Cal Allen
donned tradition clothing
for Sunday's Tartan Day
At bottom, Burkart
brought along the
original folio that
inspired his book. A
set of Strathspey reels
was among the pieces
performed by the Lanark
Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
on Sunday.





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Blessed be the

food that binds

us together

In my foolish salad days, I married at age 19 and
moved with my new husband to Blacksburg, Va. He had
landed a job at Virginia Tech in the radio division. We had
met at WFSU in Tallahassee when I was doing a class
He had a Lithuanian Roman Catholic father who went
to church on Christmas and Easter. His mother was
Jewish, and his maternal grandmother
lived in the household. He never went to
temple, never had a bar mitzvah and the
family didn't keep kosher. The parents
had grown up in Brooklyn and moved
to Long Island to raise the kids. Vinnie
lo caved in to the Jewish matriarchy.
We went there to visit at Christmas
just before getting married. I felt like
RED WHITE Alice in Wonderland. It was a weird
AND ROUX awakening for this Panhandle girl. No
Denise Roux Christmas tree, of course, but we still
did presents. Future mom-in-law was a
stereotype of the Jewish mother. Where on earth could
we find common ground?
Naturally, it was food.
She was a natural, with an unerring sense of how
to cook well. For the first time in my life, I ate chopped
liver, noodle kugel, kasha, brisket, potato knishes, lox,
eggs, and onions, and absolutely authentic New York
cheesecake. The more I ate and asked questions, the
more she approved. We bonded.
There were no recipes, only ingredients and
technique. I watched, participated and even took notes.
My husband-to-be was unimpressed. He had eaten
like this his entire life. I was entering a cuisine entirely
foreign. Even a trip to the grocery store with her was
like entering a strange land. I saw unfamiliar cuts of
meat, plenty of lamb (virtually unknown here in the '70s),
real Polish sausages and learned on-the-spot about the
various cures for salmon.
Because of my interest, I can now recreate everything
but the cheesecake. Somehow, I neglected to get that one
down. I regret it to this day.
I'm thinking about all this because I recently had a
recipe file disaster.
When I was younger, I kept a loose-leaf notebook of
collected recipes. It expanded to two notebooks. With the
advent of the Internet, I started printing out recipes and
stashing them in a file folder. Just recently, one careless
gesture, and they all came crashing down onto the floor,
mixing Sache Torte with lemon chicken and Spanakopita.
It was a disaster.
I scooped up all the loose pages into a pile, promising
myself that it was really time for some reorganization.
Then I got caught up in the memories.
I found the hastily scribbled recipe for Helen
Quackenbush's apple cake. I had called Mama from
Virginia to get that one. Aunt Sara's ginger snaps were
in there, as well as her pecan pie. There was my nana's
cornbread, my aunt Nannie's pound cake and my Anka
Willis' eggnog.
What an embarrassment of riches! Even though some
great cooks won't share, most will. All you have to do is
ask and be persistent.
I remember when I wrote a food column in the '80s.
I would hear of a recipe and call the cook. "Oh, honey, I
couldn't possibly tell you how to make that. I just throw
these things together." I learned that if I asked the right
questions, in the right order, I could get a grasp of how to
salvage a heritage dish.
I don't cook so much these days, but I read cookbooks
like novels. I have been thinking about what binds people.
Shared food crosses boundaries, creates a common
experience, invites adventure and deeply satisfies.
The symbolism of eating together means we can find a
shared place where we all get along.
Tonight it will either be shrimp and grits or chicken
and dumplings. We all need a little comfort.

Denise Roux is a regular columnist for the
Apalachicola and Carrabelle Times. Tb reach her, e-mail
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Boyd, Nelson relaunch call for river study

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-
Florida) and U.S. Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida)
last week reintroduced
legislation calling for a
comprehensive study of the
water management, needs,
and conservation along the
Flint (ACF) River System.
The legislation introduced
in the Senate and the House
of Representatives would AL
require the U.S. Army Corps D
of Engineers to enter into an
agreement with the National
Research Council (NRC)
of the National Academies
to conduct a basin-wide
assessment of the ACF
The reintroduction of
the Nelson-Boyd NRC
bill coincided with an BIL
NRC workshop about the
ACF system on April 3 in
Washington, D.C. Nelson and
Boyd pushed for the workshop as
a way to bring local stakeholders,
scientific experts, and state and
federal officials together to discuss

the ACF System.
"The issue here is protecting the
interests of the residents in each
of the three states involved
in a dispute over water.
This study hopefully would
give policy-makers some
impartial evidence on which
to base an equitable long-
term solution to the dispute,"
said Nelson.
"There is no question
LEN BOYD that we have a clear need
-Monitcello for impartial, ecological data
on the ACF system and a
better understanding of the
influence that low water
flows have had on our river
and our bay," said Boyd.
"The NRC workshop will
be a good first step to help
advance a scientific study of
the ACF system, and it is my
L NELSON hope that a study by the NRC
D-Florida will allow the three states
and the Corps to develop a
more successful, long term
water management strategy that
recognizes the needs of all the users
along the ACF system."
The legislation calls for the NRC

study to include:
Scientific information on the
Apalachicola River and Bay and the
impact of freshwater flow on the
ecology of the river and the bay.
An assessment of water
availability, supply options, demand-
management alternatives, and
socioeconomic factors that influence
uses in the ACF River System.
Recommendations for an
approach to determine water limits
that recognize the needs of all users
along the ACF River System.
Suggestions for any additional
measures to address the long term
watershed management needs of the
ACF River System.

Joining Congressman Boyd as
original cosponsors in the House
are Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-
Brooksville), Rep. Kathy Castor
(D-Tampa), Rep. Ander Crenshaw
(R-Jacksonville), Rep. Lincoln Diaz-
Balart (R-Miami), Rep. Ron Klein
(D-Boca Raton), Rep. Jeff Miller
(R-Chumuckla), and Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston). Sen.
Mel Martinez (R-FL) is an original
cosponsor with Nelson.

Shark attacks decline in midst of recession

The recession might
be responsible for a slump
of a different sort: an
unexpected dive in shark
attacks, says a University
of Florida researcher.
Shark attacks
worldwide in 2008 dipped
to their lowest level in
five years, a sign that
Americans might be
forgoing vacation trips to
the beach, said George
Burgess, ichthyologist
and director of the
International Shark Attack
File, housed at UE
According to the latest
statistics released last
month, the total number
of shark attacks declined
from 71 in 2007 to 59 in
2008, the fewest since 2003
when there were 57, said
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the Florida Museum of
Natural History on the UF
"I can't help but think
that contributing to that
reduction may have been
the reticence of some
people to take holidays
and go to the beach for
economic reasons,"
Burgess said. "We noticed
similar declines during the

recession that followed
the events of 2001, despite
the fact that human
populations continued to
Shark attacks dropped
in the United States and
abroad in 2008, Burgess
said. In recent years,
vacationing tourists have
been attacked off beaches
in remote parts of the
globe, such as Cocos
Island in the Indian Ocean,
where none was reported
in the past, he said.
There were four
fatal attacks last year
- an average number
- compared with only one
in 2007, which marked a
two-decade low. Two of the
deaths were in Mexico, one
was in Australia and one
was in the United States.
La Nifia, a
meteorological condition
that brings water
masses and deep ocean
creatures closer to shore,
probably was a factor in
the deaths of two male
surfers and injury of a
third that occurred in
less than a month along a
resort-studded stretch of
Mexico's southern Pacific

coast, Burgess said. The
U.S. fatality was a 66-
year-old man swimming
at Solana Beach, Calif.,
while the Australian
death occurred along the
country's eastern coast
and involved a 16-year-old
The number of shark
attacks in the United
States, which typically
makes up about two-thirds
of the total worldwide,
dropped from 50 in 2007
to 41 in 2008, Burgess
said. Thirty-two of those
attacks were in Florida
- the same number as the
previous year followed
by North Carolina and
South Carolina, with three
each; Hawaii, two; and
California, one.
Florida, with its warm
waters, has more sharks,
including black tip sharks
and spinner sharks,
species not found in lower
temperatures, Burgess
said. "A lot less attacks
occur off Long Island, New
York, than Florida simply
because there are fewer
sharks up there," he said.
Within Florida, Volusia
County continued its

dubious distinction as the
world's shark bite capital
with 22 incidents, its highest
yearly total since 2001,
Burgess said. Attractive
waves off New Smyrna
Beach on the central
Atlantic coast are popular
with surfers, he said.
As in past years, surfers
accounted for most of
the world's attacks 57
percent followed by
swimmers and waders,
36 percent, and divers, 8
percent, he said. These
numbers are rounded up,
which is why they total
more than 100 percent.
"Surfers are the heavy
favorites largely because
the splashing of arms and
particularly the kicking of
feet at the water's surface
where visibility is poor is
provocative to sharks,"
Burgess said. "They result
in what we think are cases
of mistaken identity, where
the shark interprets the
irregular splashing to be
activities of its normal
As a group, surfers
seem to accept the risks
of pursuing a sport in the
ocean, he said.

Letters to the EDITOR

Problem of bullying
needs to be
Dear Editor,
I am writing this
letter to hopefully help
parents understand one
of the problems that we
are facing at the new
consolidated school.
The problem that I am
concerned about is
bullying and it is a really
big problem that needs to
be addressed at home as
well as at school.
Students need to
understand that school
is a place for obtaining
an education and not a
place for them to dominate
others. There is a total lack
of respect for authority
among the majority of
youth today. This is mainly
because they are not
made to show respect
at home, which carries
over to school and society.
They are not made to
show respect for teachers,
principals, resource
officers, coaches, support
staff, or other students and
it is affecting the students
who, contrary to popular
belief, are going to school
because they would like to

better themselves with a
good education.
The students involved
in these bullying incidents
are doing it every single
day to the same students.
This leads these students
to defend themselves,
which in turn gets them
into trouble for doing what
is necessary to try to stop
the bullying. If your child
is getting into trouble on a
regular basis, this could be
a sign to you that there is
a problem. You may need
to talk to them about what
is going on and it is not
just a middle/high school
problem. It is evident in
Kindergarten right on
up to the upper classes.
There is not a day that
goes by that there is not
an incident involving a
bully. It is hard enough for
the staff at the school to
find the time for teaching
academics because they
are too busy trying to
ensure the safety and
welfare of students who
don't even respect them.
We already have a no
tolerance policy for drugs
and we need a no tolerance
policy for physical contact.
The students say they
are play fighting. Well I've
seen play fighting and it

usually ends up in a full-
blown fight with someone
getting hurt. If your child
is a victim of this bullying
please don't just sit there,
make sure something is
done about it. If you have to
go to the school everyday
to ensure that it does not
go unnoticed, do it. It could
mean the difference in your
child's success in obtaining
an education. It could
also make a difference in
whether they go to college
or prison.
I am sorry if this letter
offends someone, but these
are the cold, hard facts
and this problem must be
solved. The only way we
can solve problems like
this is to address it head
on and make sure the
situation is successfully
resolved, no matter what
it takes.
Thank you,
April Dalton
A concerned citizen and parent

Glad to see ruts and
potholes gone
To the editor:
This is in reference
to a Feb. 5, 2009 letter to
the editor in the Times
headlined "When will the

road closure end?"
This dude sounds
like a typical "Yankee
Carpetbagger." Us
Southern rednecks are
very glad for any state,
county or federal aid. I
for one am glad to see
the ruts and potholes
gone. As for his criticism
of C.W. Roberts Co., they
are neighbors of ours
in Liberty County. Do a
wonderful job and I am
glad to see they got the
airport road job. They have
a big payroll and a lot of it
gets spent here.
If paving was all they
had to do, they would have
been outta here sooner.
But they had to rebuild
every drainage pipe and
culvert going to the Gulf.
They had to get EPA
permits and inspections on
each and every one. They
strive to make each street
access and driveway as
good as possible. They are
a fine company and I wish
them the best.
Try going by the
American Legion Post and
look at our new parking lot
on your way out to Wakulla
County. Anyone as busy as
you needs it.
Bill Miller


In last week's story on the annual Segree family
reunion, it was not Brother Randy Montgomery, but

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new Sacred Heart Hospital

Construction continues
to progress on the new
$35 million Sacred Heart
Hospital being built along
Highway 98 in Port St.
Joe. The new hospital and
adjacent medical office
building will bring quality
healthcare to Gulf and
Franklin counties and will
provide as many as 120 new
Windows andbricks have
been added to the hospital

building, while curbs have
been added to newly paved
areas. On the interior of the
building, electrical work
and installation of dry wall
are underway. Construction
is scheduled to be complete
in late 2009.
Sacred Heart currently
provides general x-ray
services and physical
therapy services at the
Gulf County Health
Department, in addition

to a second outpatient
physical therapy location
in Beacon Hill.
Construction of the
adjacent medical office
building is anticipated
to begin soon, and is
scheduled to open with the
new hospital.
For more information
about Sacred Heart Health
System or the new hospital
in Port St. Joe, visit www.

have taken effect.
Andy Smith, executive
director of, and attorney for,
the Apalachicola Bay and
Riverkeeper, said his group
has opposed the St. James
Island development plan
from the beginning.
After Sanders asked
County Attorney Michael
Shuler last month to look
into how St. Joe Company
has adhered to its land
use commitments, the
Riverkeeper spoke to each
of the commissioners and
assembled a legal position
regarding a possible course
of action.

In a six-page memo
released right after
commission meeting, Smith
said commissioners have
the authority to rescind or
repeal all four FLUMs.
Since it is possible
that two amendments, for
Marina Village Center and
Carrabelle East Village,
have taken effect, he said,
it would be prudent for the
commission to follow the
the comprehensive plan,
which would repeal the
changes by ordinance.
Smith contends The St
Joe Company "possesses no

vested rights" since there
have been "no development
orders or permits" either
granted or applied for on the
Therefore, Smith said,
the commissioners have
no reason to fear "adverse
judicial determination"
in favor of the St. Joe
According to Dan
Tonsmeire, a staffer with
the Riverkeeper, the group
has agreed to go to court
in support for the county's
repeal of the FLUMs in
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2009, a sharp contrast to
last year, when the CPI was
4.1 percent. As a result, the
3 percent figure was used,
and nearly $120 million in
value was added to the 2008
tax rolls.
The commissioners took
the news solemnly, careful
not to fault Pendleton and
to be upbeat despite the
bad news.
"We're going to weather
this storm. We're going
to be all right," said
Commissioner Noah
"As we look around
the nation, everybody
is hurting," said
"The people in Franklin
County are resilient people.
We've been through a
lot. This is pretty much a
hurricane in our budget
and we'll survive it."
Commissioner Cheryl
Sanders wondered aloud
whether any of the federal
stimulus money would

trickle down to the county.
"We knew it (the decline
in property values) was
coming," she said.
"Some of these
counties are in a lot worse
shape than we are," said
Commissioner Bevin
Putnal, noting many have
begun layoffs and steep
cutbacks in services. "I'm
worried about the schools.
That's what I'm worried
Pendleton responded
that several of Florida's 67
counties are "capped out,"
meaning they don't have
any latitude to raise their
millage rates beyond what
they are at present. "They
don't have any wiggle
room," she said.
Putnal requested that
Alan Pierce, director of
administrative services,
write a letter to Governor
Crist, asking for federal
stimulus money both for
the Camp Gordon Johnston
Museum and to help in

expanding the oyster relay,
especially in light of the bay
closures prompted by rainy
Pierce said Workforce
Florida has stimulus
money available for job
retraining, but Putnal
was unimpressed. "These
people don't want another
job," he said. "They want to
go back to work."
Based on Sanders'
recommendation, the
commissioners voted to
have their lobbying firm,
Governance Inc., look into
what stimulus money is
Pierce said he has
spoken to Charlene Burke,
at the oyster lab, and
she has told him testing
is ongoing to determine
whether the bay can be
reopened. He said they
would open East Hole and
Cat Point first.
"They could be open
fairly soon," he said. "It will
not be weeks."


Bill Wagoner, whose contribution to coaching at Apalachicola High School
will never be equaled, was honored March 31 by friends, fans and former
players with a reception at City Hall. Hundreds of well-wishers turned out
to bid farewell to Wagoner, who is moving to an assisted living facility in
Ocala to be nearer his son, Wally. Known as "Pop," Wagoner coached
football, baseball and basketball at AHS for 32 years, won a state football
championship and is a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association
Hall of Fame. He was presented the key to the city and a proclamation
by Mayor Van Johnson, and a framed copy of the sheet music for the Bob
Hope and Bing Crosby hit "Apalachicola USA" from "Road to Rio." Stay
tuned next week for a look at Wagoner's storied career.


A tree in the front yard of a Norvell Street home in Eastpoint fell Saturday
afternoon across power lines, and knocked out electricity to about 963
Progress Energy customers. Progress spokesman Tim Leljedal said the
incident happened at 5:17 p.m. and that by 6:20 p.m., power has been
restored to all but 70 of the 963 custored to all but 70 of the 963 customers. By 8:05 p.m. the remaining
customers had power, he said.


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The Color Guard of Boy Scout Troop 22 and
Venture Crew joined the Armed Forces Honor
Guard form Tyndall Air Force Base in the
ceremonial presentation of the colors. From left are
Morgan Walker, Daniel Carrino, John Rafnel and
Brook Pittman.


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following the lighthouse dedication. commented on the historic role of Florida's 30
lighthouses on Saturday.

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sharing the agenda with
Dennis Barnell, president
of the Lighthouse
Association, Fred Gaske,
director of the Florida
Division of Historical
Resources, Lee Edmiston
of the Florida Department
of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and
keynote speaker Neil
Hurley, a retired Coast
Guard Commander and
lighthouse historian.
A flyover by a Coast
Guard search and rescue
jet was a highlight of the
The presentation of
colors by the Armed
Forces Honor Guard from
Tyndall Air Force Base and
the Color Guard of Scout
Troop 22 was another
stirring moment.
Jim Kemp, treasurer
for the Lighthouse
Association, acted as
master of ceremonies.
"Today proves that
perseverance pays off
in the long run," Barnell
told the audience in his
opening remarks.
Edmiston, who
represented DEP

Secretary Sole's office,
said Sole sent his
"He is in Washington
negotiating the
water wars," he said. "I
was skeptical when I first
heard of plans to rebuild
the light here in the park,
but here is the proof."
Gaske spoke on the
historical significance of
Florida's beacon lights and
said he was proud most
of Florida's remaining
lights are on the National
Register of Historic
Hurley recounted the
history of the lighthouse
from its beginning "eight
score and four years ago,"
when the first St. George
Light was constructed
at a cost of $11,400. He
pointed out the light has
seen many changes in
fortune and that some of
the bricks in the current
structure had been used
not twice, but three times,
to reconstruct the tower
after a collapse.
"The Cape St. George

Light is dedicated to
the volunteers and
contributors who rescued
the light, to the keepers
who watched over the light
and to all of those who have
been or will be guided by
the light," said lighthouse
keeper Stanley Colvin, of
St. George Island.
At the culmination
of the ceremony, four
French horn players from
Florida State University
braved windy conditions to
perform "Fanfares for Two
Horns" atop the lighthouse
as a volunteer struggled to
hold their sheet music in
Following the fanfare
and speeches, the
Lighthouse Association
hosted a fundraiser
featuring a barbeque
chicken dinner and a silent
auction. Visitors were given
the opportunity to climb
the lighthouse tower free of
Over 30 local artists and
businesses contributed
to the auction and items
ranging from a pedicure,
to a Low Country Boil for
25 people, to hand-painted

stemware were offered to
the highest bidder.
Kemp said the lunch
and auction raised over
$7,000 for the Lighthouse
Association's war chest.
Their next project is the
construction of a four-room,
two-story museum and
visitor center.
Several television
stations, including WFSU,
were on hand to film the
ceremony. Suzanne Smith,
senior producer for WFSU
said the recording will be
aired as part of the Florida
Dimensions program on
Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30
p.m. and will later become
part of a longer public
television documentary on
the restoration of Florida's
Organizers of the
event said they wished to
thank everyone who had
volunteered on Saturday or
who had contributed to the
auction. They also offered
special thanks to state
government officials, and to
former state representative
Will Kendrick, for their aid
in funding the restoration
of the lighthouse.

Exciting day arrives for Weems mammography

By Lois Swobodo
Times Staff Writer

Finally, convenient help
is on the way for women
in Franklin County in
their battle against breast
cancer, one of the modern
medicine's greatest
At a planned photo-
op Monday at the new
mammogram suite
at George E. Weems
Memorial Hospital, Elaine
Kozlowsky, president of
Franklin Needs. Inc. made
a surprise announcement.
The mammography
clinic at Weems was
approved by the state
inspector on Friday and is
now licensed.
"We expect to be taking
pictures beginning next
week," she said. "I'm so
excited. I didn't think this
day would ever come."
The machine was
purchased in part with
funds raised by Franklin
Needs through sale of
a calendar featuring
provocatively-posed, local
women, including breast
cancer survivors.
On Monday, several
members on the
Franklin Needs board, in
partnership with Nadine
Kahn, a chronic disease
educator for the health
department, gathered
in the suite to begin
work on a new project.
The alliance has begun

Franklin Needs board members pose with Nadine
Kahn of the health department and Weems Hospital
staff in the newly licensed mammogram suite. From
left are Weems Human Resources Director Ginny
Griner, Kahn, Franklin Needs board members Ann
Siculiano, June Dosik and Elaine Kozlowsky, and
mammography technician Jeanne Sorrell.

to form a church-based
health network to educate
county residents about
chronic diseases and
provide information on
treatment options and
available aid.
Kozlowsky, Kahn and
colleagues spent the
afternoon stuffing the first
24 bags with information
for members of the newly-
formed group.
"They can request
what they want and we
can provide it for them,"
said Kozlowsky. "We
want to have this up
and running as soon as
possible as a way to reach
out to the people that

nobody reaches."
Kahn and Kozlowsky
said any church can
become part of the
network and urged any
interested party to contact
Kahn at the county health
department 653-2157 or
Franklin Needs at 670-

Coverage for low
income women

Franklin Needs also
announced it will fund the
Franklin County Breast
Cancer Early Detection
Program to provide
mammogram testing and

breast screening for low-
income women.
Women 35 to 49 years
of age are eligible for aid
if they are uninsured and
ineligible for Medicaid
or Medicare. Applicants
must provide proof
they are ineligible and
document their household
income is less than 200
percent of the poverty
level ($10,400 for single
women and $14,000 for
The new initiative will
also provide outreach
education to local women
and generally seek to
enhance public awareness
about breast cancer
Kozlowsky said
people do not realize
some of the help that
is available for women.
She said that, in Florida,
any group, blanket or
franchise accident or
health insurance policy
must contain coverage for
Women between the
ages of 50 and 64 who do
not have coverage, may
qualify for the Florida
Breast and Cervical
Cancer Detection
Program. To find out if you
qualify, contact the health
June Dosik, a member
of the Franklin Needs
board, said women with
breast implants should
be aware that they need
regular breast screening.

Senate bill would give schools funding flexibility

Local schools will have
more control of education
dollars under legislation
approved last month
by the Florida Senate's
Education Committee.
Senate Bill 2254,
sponsored by Sen. Nancy
Detert (R-Sarasota)
and Sen. Don Gaetz (R-
Niceville) gives school

boards flexibility in the
use of $1,052 billion in state
funds. Under current law,
these "categorical" dollars
can only be used to provide
services that conform to
state mandates.
Gaetz, who served
as Okaloosa County
superintendent of schools
until 2006, has long been

a proponent of more local
control of education policy.
Detert, who succeeded
Gaetz as chair of the upper
chamber's education
committee, is a former
school board member in
her home county, as well.
The legislation allows
county school boards to
adopt a resolution stating

that funds are "urgently
needed" to maintain
educational services and
For more information
about committee
workshops or the work
of the panel, contact the
Senate Select Committee
on Florida's Economy at
(850) 487-5494.

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By Christy Thompson
Special to the Times

The Lady Seahawks just
keep getting better while
inching closer to the big fi-
nale, the district champion-
This team has had sev-
eral wrenches thrown
into the mix, but none of it
seems to detour the focus
and determination instilled
from day one. We want the
district championship and
that is what we will receive
for Franklin County High


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School. a total of
Those of you who read my High batted
articles each week may no- to record
tice a trend in my writing. I personal b
seem to use the phrase "dis-
trict championship" quite often, if not in
each and every report concerning the
Lady Seahawk softball team. I believe
that my use of words should be very
positive when referring to my students
and my athletes. I hope by now that I
have started a trend or ignited a forgot-
ten fire in most, if not all, who surround
this team.
It sure felt good this past Monday
night to watch just one senior, a junior,
a single sophomore, three freshmen,
an eighth grader, and two unbelievable


seventh graders finish off
the Bay High Tornados 7-5
without even using our last
at bat! It doesn't get much
better than that folks.
The Lady Seahawks fin-
ished strong once again
defensively, committing
only three errors in seven
innings of play. Sophomore
pitcher Shelby Shiver sat a
total of 11 batters down to
record a new personal best.
ND Special to As if that weren't enough
the Times for the Tornadoes, she also
led the team at bat with a
e pitcher triple, single, and two RBIs.
ver sat Talk about adding salt to a
1 Bay wound!
rs down Senior Khrystal Davis
i new also hit a triple on the eve-
est. ning, followed by freshmen
Megan Newell's double, and
Harley Tucker's single with one RBI, to
aid in the Seahawks' offensive attack.
The Lady Seahawks are playing
great softball and things are progress-
ing in the right direction. We are work-
ing diligently toward our goal and these
girls are more determined than ever to
make it all worthwhile.
"Still soaring high" said the Lady
Seahawk as she flew over the Tornado.
Up next, district rivals Jefferson County
April 7, North Florida Christian in Talla-
hassee April 9 and Munroe April 14.

Evans completes junior year as Montevallo Falcon

By David Adlerstein
Times City Editor
Former Apala-
chicola Shark point
guard Dorian Ev-
ans has concluded
his junior season
at the University
of Montevallo after
starting in 14 of the
17 games in which DORIAN
he appeared.
Evans, wearing No. 5,
finished the year with 54
assists, an average of 3.2
per game, second only to
senior Andrea McMillan.
The 2004 AHS grad,
backcourt leader of Coach
Joe Hayes' 2004 Shark
squad that played in the
Class A state champion-
ship game, had his best
showing of the season Feb.
12 at home against the Uni-
versity of North Alabama.


The 5'10" point guard led
the team with eight assists,
and added five rebounds, in
the Falcons' 80-67
Evans scored 30
points on the sea-
son, an average of
1.8 per game, and
pulled down four
offensive, and 11 de-
EVANS fensive, rebounds.
He had one blocked
shot, and 16 steals, over the
course of a season in which
he averaged nearly 19 min-
utes of play per game.
He shot 13-of-41 from the
field, for a .317 percentage,
and was two-of-seven from
behind the three-point arc,
for a .286 percentage. He
was two-of-five from the
free throw line.
Montevallo went 15-16
on the season, and 5-7 in
Gulf South Conference play,

under coach Danny Young,
now in his sixth season at
the school.
Montevallo is home to
approximately 3,000 stu-
dents on a beautiful 160-
acre central campus in the
geographic center of Ala-
bama, 35 miles south of Bir-
mingham. Founded in 1896,
the school is one of only 25
public liberal arts universi-
ties in the United States.
The Montevallo pro-
gram has transformed into
one of the stronger NCAA
Division II programs in the
country. In a fouryear span,
the Falcons appeared in
two "Elite Eight" appear-
ances, four consecutive
NCAA Division II South
Regional Tournaments,
including back-to-back re-
gional championships and
three conference champi-


Seahawks soar over

Tornadoes 7-5

duces apparel products
such as t-shirts, Polo shirts,
hats, bags, team uniforms
and corporate wear. For
more info on the
Panhandle Shoot-
out, go to www.star-
Seahawks Coach
Fred Drake also re-
ports Winfield has
committed to play
HAUN basketball for the
NFIELD Daytona State Col-
lege Falcons, out of
Daytona Beach.
The Falcons, under the
direction of men's basket-
ball coach Anthony Andre,
play in the Mid-Florida
Conference, and are part of
the National Junior College
Athletic Association Divi-
sion I.

Seahawks rated fourth
best Class 2A team
The Franklin County Se-
ahawks varsity boys basket-
ball team has finished fourth
in the state in Class 2A bas-
ketball, according to the
view of the website Florida
Hoops, which specializes in

covering Florida high school
The pundits placed the
Seahawks behind number
1, state champion Jack-
sonville Arlington Country
Day, number 2 Melbourne
Florida Air Academy and
number three Jacksonville
Cottondale, who the Se-
ahawks defeated in the re-
gional final to advance to the
state, was rated eighth, fol-
lowed by Baker at number
nine. No other Panhandle
teams were in the top 12 in
Class 2A rankings.

Soccer meeting slated
for April 18
For Franklin Consolidat-
ed or ABC Shool students
interested in playing high
school soccer this fall, there
will be a meeting Saturday,
April 18, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
at the high school stadium.
This very important
meeting is for both parents,
and potential players or
For additional informa-
tion call David Cox 653-4211.

Kurnitsky impressed with East boys' size

By Brad Milner
Florida Freedom

Derek Kurnitsky by
no means is tall. One also
couldn't use that term to
describe his Port St. Joe
boys basketball team.
But it's a more than fair
description of the Freedom
All-Star Classic East boys
The group of all-stars
convened at Bay High
School's John L. Cobb
Gymnasium on Wednesday
for the first of many prac-
tices leading up to the April
11 event.
Nine of the 12 boys on

the East roster appeared
at the practice.
Kurnitsky, coaching the
East along with Bozeman's
Cas Gant, knew the squad
had size, but he was over-
joyed when he saw them in
Guards Mark Troncale
of Arnold and Ethan Roul-
hac of Bay are listed at
around 6-foot-2, but both
are pushing 6-3. Franklin
County's DeShaun Win-
field, who can play guard
and forward, is 6-4, Mari-
anna forward Chris Blount
is 6-4 and forward Darrien
Mack of Rutherford is 6-6.
That is in addition to cen-

ter Gabriel Best (6-5) and
guards Darryus Stewart
(6-0), Jacob Herring (6-0)
and Barack Jackson (6-1).
Their size and speed goes
along with other skilled
and smaller guards Justin
Schaefer, Fonda Davis and
Vince Ventura, the latter a
Bozeman player who has
impressed Kurnitsky.
Kurnitsky said the im-
mediate team chemistry
was good. Early practices
aren't overly in-depth, with
minimal emphasis on of-
fensive sets. The key, Kur-
nitsky said, is keeping the
team in shape for the annu-
al meeting with the West.

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Winfield to play in
Pensacola Shootout
Franklin County High
School senior for-
ward Deshaun Win-
field has been se-
lected by Starr Ath-
letics.com to play in
their fourth annual
"Florida Panhandle
Shootout" on Friday,
April 17. DES
The game is at 8 WIN
p.m. at the Univer-
sity of West Florida's Field
House. The theme for this
year's event is "Catch a Fli-
ture Star."
This year's senior class
of athletes was selected
from high schools between
Pensacola and Tallahassee.
Starr Athletics.com, found-
ed in the Florida Panhandle
in Dec. 2005, provides an
online community whereby
athletes, coaches, cheer-
leaders, scouts, agents and
sports fans can network
with each other around the
globe by posting profiles,
pictures and favorite sports
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

ArtWalk boon to downtown businesses

By Lois Swoboda
Times Staff Writer.

Although there is no
official count on the num-
ber of visitors who attend-
ed Saturday's ArtWalk,
downtown restaurants
and shop owners agree
the large crowd brought a
windfall for business.
Most reported that at-
tendance appeared to be
up from last year.
"We even sold furniture
on Saturday, and nobody
is selling furniture right
now," said Sandra Powell,
owner of the Pesky Peli-
"I'd say it was better
than last year, probably
because of the weather,"
said Katherine Neill, own-
er/manager of the Oyster-
catcher Boutique.
Susan Kearny of the
Stuffed Owl agreed. "We
had a very good day. There
were so many people
down here, and, of course,
the more people, the more
business," she said.
Some local business
owners questioned the
wisdom of scheduling the
ArtWalk on the same day
as the St. George Island
Lighthouse dedication,
but others felt the two
events complemented
each other.
"We had many visitors
come to our shop in the
afternoon after spend-
ing the morning at the
lighthouse," said Paulette
Moss of the Green Door.
"It was a beautiful day
and we had tons of peo-
ple," said Apalachicola
Chamber of Commerce

Director Anita Grove. "I
spoke to several who said
they were down for the
weekend, which was of
course what we wanted."
Chamber President
Joe Taylor said more than
125 visitors took part in
the wine tasting event
that accompanied the
ArtWalk on Saturday. The
chamber stopped selling
tickets when they ran out
of glasses.
"We sold at least twice
as many tickets as we had
planned," he added.
Taylor said more than
100 children, many from
Georgia and Tallahassee,
took part in children's
art activities at the Cot-
ton Exchange on Water
Street. Several adults also
viewed paintings from last
year's Plein Air Paint Out
now on display at the Ex-
Five of the 11 canvases
painted by local artists
to decorate downtown
streets sold for $100 each.
"That is the seed mon-
ey for the Apalachicola
School of Art," he said.
Artists displaying
wares at the show report-
ed mixed success. Jerry
Mitchell, of Santa Rosa
Beach, brought a display
of ceramic fountains and
lamps and sold seven of
his works, which he de-
scribed as a good after-
Other vendors report-
ed less success.
Most businesses locat-
ed outside of downtown,
as well as local hotels,
said their weekend was
not impacted by the an-
nual event.

Gloria Yaun and Sally Beshears, who came down from Monticello to spend the day at the ArtWalk, were
intrigued by Lori Bluni's stained glass. "The sunflowers are exquisite," said Yaun.

Potter Jonathan Rudloff peddled his wares from a tent
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youngsters who came by the Cotton Exchange to
paint during the ArtWalk.
Above left, with their mom, Jenny Hermann, alongside,
Jacob and Sadie Hermann, from Villa Rica, Ga., made
paper watermelons during ArtWalk as part of an
outreach on good nutrition by Nadine Kahn, the health
department's chronic disease educator.
At left, painter Ann Hempel of Tallahassee spent
the afternoon at Gardens Inc. where her work is
regularly on display.

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
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The Star and The Times cordially invite
to attend our "Peeps and Punch" open
liorama pick-up on Thursday, April 16
rom 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET at The Star office.
The open house will allow the public
to get a closer look at this year's
remarkable crop of Panhandle Peep
Show dioramas.
Prizes will also be distributed to
winners and all participants.
The Star is located at 135 W. Hwy 98
in the Port City Shopping Center, a few
steps from the Piggly Wiggly.
For more information, contact Despina
Villiams, 229-7843.

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Nicholas Hutchins turns 7!


We finally did it!

Audrea and Bobby Creamer were married on Wednes-
day, March 25, 2009 at the Franklin County Courthouse.
Attending the ceremony were family and friends.



Mario and Pepper, pictured above, are
two of the seven gray tabby kittens currently
at the Adoption Center. Because they have
all been here since October, we are reducing
their adoption fee. These sweet, affectionate
kittens have been spayed and neutered, are
up-to-date on their shots and are waiting for
a loving home.
Call Kam at 670-8417 for more details or
visit the Franklin County Humane Society
at 244 State Route 65 in Eastpoint. You may
log onto the website at www.forgottenpets.
org to see more of our adoptable pets.
Remember, when you adopt a friend for
life, you not only save the life of that pet,
you make room for us to save the life of one
more abandoned dog or cat!
We also need donations of bleach, laundry
soap, cat litter, dog toys and treats. Anything
you can give would be greatly appreciated.

One-of-a-kind veterans' even

Nicholas Ar-
rington Hutchins
will celebrate his
seventh birthday
on Monday, April
13, 2009.
He is the
son of Heather
Hutchins and big
brother to Dez-
monae L. Sand-
ers and Jeromi-
ah J. Russ.
He is the
grandson of Ce-
cil Roche, Sr.,
Patsy Hutchins
and James (Boe)
Hutchins, and
nephew of Nich-
ole Summers.

The Wall That Heals, a
traveling, half-scale replica
of the Vietnam Veterans'
Memorial in Washington,
D.C. will soon be on display
in Apalachicola's Veterans
Memorial Plaza alongside
The Three Servicemen
Statue South. Also known
as 'The Detail', a perma-
nent, partial-scale replica
of its counterpart.
This one-of-a-kind
event for Apalachicola will
be the only time these two
national memorials will be
presented together out-
side of Washington D.C.
This special event will
take place April 30 through
May 3.
The public is invited to
welcome the motorcade
escorting 'The Wall' as it
enters Apalachicola from
the west on Hwy 98, on
Tuesday April 28 around
1 p.m. Show your patrio-

will take place on Thurs-
day, April 30 at 10:30 a.m..
A variety of educational
programs for all ages will
be offered throughout the
four-day event. The Clos-
ing Ceremony which will
take place on Sunday, May
3 at 1 p.m. will feature a
21-gun salute and a special

Thursday, April 9, 2009

t planned
rendition of 'Taps' to honor
those fallen.
The event is a joint ven-
ture between its sponsor,
The Three Servicemen
Statue South, Inc.' and The
Vietnam Veteran Memo-
rial Find. Expect a grand,
yet solemn and respectful
experience. All are wel-
come, including veterans
and their families. More
information regarding the
event can be accessed at
the website www.threeser-
As well, more information
regarding 'the traveling
Wall' can be found at www.
If you would like to vol-
unteer your services for
the event please contact
the event planner Jimmy
Mosconis or Volunteer
Coordinator Tom Brocato
at broc@fairpoint.net and
850 596-2723.

Retired educators learn about estate planning

Members of the Frank-
lin/Gulf Retired Educa-
tors Association met on
March 9 in Port St. Joe to
hear a program on estate
planning, including con-
valescent care, presented
by Thornton E. Cole, of
Senior Services, located
in Navarre.
Among some of the
topics discussed by Mr.
Cole were how to lower
your income taxes, how
to avoid probate and the
pros and cons of gifting or
transferring your assets
to your heirs.
After his informative
presentation, members
held a necrology service
for Jacque Price, Mary
McGinnis and Martin Nel-
son. Plans were also made
to attend the Florida Re-

tired Educators Associa-
tion (FREA) May Assem-
bly meeting which will be
held on May 27 29 at the
Hilton St. Petersburg.
The next meeting will
be a presentation of the
Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram on Monday, May 11. A I
F/GREA member-
ship is open to any per-
son who has retired from
the education field under
the Florida Retirement
System with five years
or more of service or any
person who has retired
from the educational sys-
tem of any other state or
from any privately funded
or parochial school with
five or more years of ser- PHOTO BY ARLENE OEHLER I Special to the Times
Forinformationcontact Thornton E. Cole presents an estate planning
Margarita at 697-4200. program.

City Square garden plans Earth Day blessing

Build it and they will
come. And have they ever!
Apalachicola's City
Square Community Garden
has completed the building
of the raised beds and the
development of the Food
Pantry and Charter School
plots. The demand for a spot
at the garden has created
the need to wait-list people
that want to participate.

All of the beds have been
assigned and the majority
of them have been planted.
The vegetables and flowers
are thriving, and many gar-
deners have chosen to per-
sonalize their raised bed
with decorative signs and
yard art.
Organizers of the City
Square Community Garden
have decided to celebrate

the grand opening of the
garden in a unique fashion,
by organizing a "Blessing of
the Garden" on Earth Day,
Wednesday, April 22, at 5
Area clergy will give
readings or offer a prayer,
while local students will
provide musical entertain-
ment. This event will pro-
vide the garden committee

an opportunity to showcase
this use of green space, and
to recognize and thank ev-
eryone involved in bringing
the garden to fruition.
The entire community is
encouraged and invited to
attend. Light refreshments
will be served after the
blessing. Come see what
can grow when the seed is

Carrabelle library to hold free computer courses

The Franklin County
Public Library's Car-
rabelle Branch has an-
nounced a lineup of com-
puter software classes,
all free and open to the
public, to be held through
Classes will be held at
the Carrabelle Branch's
computer lab at 311 James
Avenue, in Carrabelle.
Please call 697-2366 to
sign up. Recordings will
be made to access later by
library patrons.
The following are the
classes to be held in April:
On Friday, April 17,
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Microsoft Excel I will
be taught by instructor

Deanna Ramsey. Learn
how to create a custom
worksheet and under-
stand how to be more pro-
ficient using features such
as: Auto Correct/Auto Fill,
Custom List and Keyboard
Shortcuts. Learn basic
formulas and functions.
Prerequisites: Must know
Windows basics, including
how to use a mouse.
On Friday, April 17 from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Ramsey
will teach Windows XP I.
Customize the Windows
XP features, create, save
& print files, multitask be-
tween programs, discover
time saving tips for work-
ing on the PC. Prerequi-
sites are participation in

Schools sponsor pre-K screenings

The Franklin County
School Board, together
with the Panhandle Area
Educational Consortium's
Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources
System, next week will
co-sponsor free pre-Kin-
dergarten screenings for
children potentially in
need of special education

The screenings will be
Thursday, April 16 at the
Franklin County Learning
Center in Eastpoint. Chil-
dren ages 3-4 years and
not already enrolled in a
Franklin County School
are eligible for participa-
Please call 1-866-277-
6616 toll free to schedule
an appointment.

the "Computer Newbie:
Getting Started" class
and/or familiarity with
Windows basics, including
how to use a mouse.
On Saturday, April
25, from 10 a.m. to noon,
Digital Photography I will
be taught by instructor
Charles Sawyer. Begin-
ning-level photographers
will learn how to see and
capture better photo-
graphs using your point-
and-shoot digital camera.
Learn how to avoid com-
mon problems in photo-
graphs; perform basic
corrections; and prepare
photos for printing, email,
and posting on the web.
For best results, bring

your camera and owner's
manual to class.
On Saturday, April 25,
from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.,
Sawyer will teach Digital
Photography II, for snap-
shot photographers who
want to enhance their
techniques. Learn how
different lenses, lighting,
and camera settings af-
fect the image. Learn how
to use advanced camera
features to capture and
produce more creative
photographs. Use Photo-
shop Elements to perform
image cropping, correc-
tion, and enhancement.
For best results, bring
your camera and owner's
manual to class.

Healthy Start offers free

childbirth education classes

Healthy Start is offer-
ing free evening child-
birth education classes in
Classes will be every
Wednesday night for five
weeks, starting April 22,
from 6 to 8 p.m. and will
be held in the Franklin
County Health Depart-

ment lobby located in
Participants should
arrive on time and can
come alone or with a
birth partner.
For more information,
or to sign up for the class,
please call 653-2111, ext.


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flags as it passes along its
route to rest next to the
Three Servicemen Statue
South on Market Street.
The Opening Ceremony,
which will feature both a
Color and Honor Guard, as
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'Sally' Gainous


In commemoration of Palm Sunday,
Love and Worship Center Ministries pre-
sented an except from its annual Easter
Pageantry, "The Live Lord's Supper" and
"Is It I?" in which each of the 12 disci-
ples question themselves through mono-
logue to decide which of them would
fulfilled the prophecy of Jesus that one
would betray Him.
Minister Teresa Ann Martin, drama
ministry coordinator, directed the men
of Love Center as follows: Eddie Joseph,
Ill (Jesus); Harrison Jones (Peter the
fisherman); Carl Quan (Simon Zelot);
James Stanley (James, brother of John);
Bobby Wintons (Matthew the tax collec-
tor); Larry Joseph (Nathaniel the fisher-
man); Adriane Daniels (Thaddeus); Of-
felo Ramirez (Andrew, brother of Simon
n' Peter); Leonard Martin (John); Phillip
O'Neal (Phillip); Preston Hurd, (James
the less); Joel Williams (Thomas); and
Granville Croom (Judas.)
Easter Sunday Services will feature
songs, dances and drama of the Resur-
rection and speeches and parade for
the children. Everyone is welcome to
join in our worship services, at 8 and
Photo by Temolynn Wintons 1 1 a.m.

Salvacion M. "Sally"
Gainous, 85, of Port
St, Joe, passed away
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at
her home.
A native of the
Philippines born in 1923,
she was a stenographer
at Clark Air Force Base
where she met her
future husband, Joel
Gainous, who preceded
her in death.
She has been a
resident here since
1968 and was a faithful
member of Saint
Joseph's Catholic
Church, the Port Saint
Joe Garden Club, and
the Filipino-American
She is survived by her
children, Deedee Crosby,
and husband Dennis,
of Apalachicola, and
Leslie Gainous, and wife
Wanda, of Huntington
Beach, CA; her step-
daughter, Mary Watson;
her grandchildren,
Ronnie, Casey, Emily,
Alyson, Katie, Trina, and
Kathleen; her great-
granddaughter, Sydney;


United Baptist to host
sunrise service
The United Baptist
Church, at the corner of
Brian Street and CC Land
Road in Eastpoint, will hold
a Easter sunrise service
for the entire community at
7:15 a.m. on Easter.
The service will be at
Marion Millender Park on
Patton Drive in Eastpoint.
For more information,
call Pastor Bobby Shiver at

Eastpoint church to
host picnic
The Eastpoint Church of
God, at 379 Ave. A, will hold
a church picnic at Marion
Millender Park on Patton

Drive on Sunday, starting at
12:30 p.m.
There will be an Easter
egg hunt and inflatables.
Please bring covered dish.
For more information,
call Scott Shiver at 653-

County churches to
pray for schools
Clergy from throughout
Franklin County have unit-
ed behind a plan to keep
churches open on Maundy
Thursday, April 9, to host a
prayer vigil on behalf of the
Twenty-two members of
the clergy met on March 18
for a luncheon meeting in
the cafetorium with George
Oehlert, acting principal of

the Franklin County School.
After enjoying a lunch pre-
pared by Cheryl Creek's cu-
linary students, the clergy
expressed enthusiasm for a
day of prayer for the county
The clergy plan to keep
their churches open all
night on Maundy Thursday
to anyone to come and pray
for the county's schools,
students, staff, faculty and
school board.

Hospice invites clergy
to break bread
Big Bend Hospice Chap-
lains invite area clergy and
other leaders in the congre-
gation to attend a special
luncheon at noon on Thurs-
day, April 16, at Big Bend

Hospice, 1723 Mahan Cen-
ter Blvd., Tallahassee.
Come enjoy a compli-
mentary meal and fellow-
ship with community clergy.
"We have planned a very
special time to gather, fel-
lowship and discuss issues
in ministering to those who
are dying," said Rev Can-
dace McKibben, pastoral
care coordinator for Big
Bend Hospice.
At this quarterly meet-
ing, open to all clergy in
the Big Bend area, Rabbi
Jack Romberg and the Rev.
Jack Stroman, will speak on
"Finding Meaning in Suffer-
ing." Please RSVP to McK-
ibben as soon as possible
at 878-5310, ext. 250 or can-

Lanark NEWS

Thank you, thank you,
thank you, for your support
for Tonya's Hope. The yard
sale, auction, and lunch were
a huge success. And thanks
to the members of The
Legion for their hard work
putting it together. It was a
great fun-filled day. LANAI
Since every Friday Jim
night will be Hamburger
Night, the Legion members
have decided to have the monthly
Birthday Night on the third Saturday
of every month. Please plan to join
Steak Night at The Legion is this
Saturday, April 11. Serving begins
at 5 p.m., fun begins when you walk
in the door. Steak and trimmings for
your donation of $12, which will be

n Welsh

collected at the door. See ya
The second Saturday
dances at Chillas Hall have
been cancelled until the
fall. Don't forget to pack you
dancing shoes when you
snowbirds return in the fall.
You did plan to join us
for the Pancake Breakfast

this Saturday, didn't you?
Members of The Lanark
Golf Club will prepare and serve
pancakes, French toast, sausage,
orange juice and coffee at Chillas
Hall. Serving begins at 8:30 a.m. and
after you enjoy your full breakfast,
you can sashay over to the bake sale
table and pick, up a dessert for your
Attention all store clerks!

Two Easter Egg

hunts this Saturday
Franklin County will host two Eas-
ter egg hunts this Saturday, April 11.
The first will be at 10 a.m. at Lafay-
ette Park in Apalachicola, sponsored
by Croom's Caring for Community
and Love Center Children's Ministry.
This annual Easter egg hunt is
free, with great prizes and lots of
eggs! Everyone is welcome.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office will hold its
annual egg hunt at noon on the field adjacent to the
Sheriff's Office at 270 State Road 65 in Eastpoint.
All kids are invited to come out and participate in
a wonderful day of egg hunting, with lots of prizes to
be given away.
The Sheriff's Office will be grilling hot dogs for
the occasion free of charge. Come out and enjoy the
For more information, call 670-8500.

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

We need to go over one of the
important points in your job
description: Everyone who shops
at your work place is your boss!
By shopping where you work, they
are contributing to your salary, as
well as supporting your store. We
deserve your undivided attention
as well as your courtesy and we
expect it! Put down the cell, cut off
the visit with your friends, don't
forget to say thank you and/or have
a nice day! It really doesn't take that
much effort to be polite and your
customer will feel better about it,too!
Be kind to one another and check
in on the sick and housebound.
Remember God is watching us!
Until next time, God Bless
America, our troops, the poor,
homeless, and hungry.


Croom Family
We, the family of Lillie Mae Croom,
would like to express our heartfelt gratitude
to the many people who sent flowers, food,
cards and encouragement. Our mother, Lillie
Mae Croom, meant so much to us and will
be forever in our hearts.
We will always remember your kindness
and prayers in our time of need!
We give a special thank you to the Love
Thank you, kindly!
Cydell, Granville Jr, Bertha, Betty, Evelyn,
Marvin, Larry, Lawrence and Debbie

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

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TUESDAY FRIDAY ................................... 8:30 AM

Kathryn Creamer

Kathryn "Kitty"
Creamer passed away
Tuesday, March 31, 2009.
Graveside funeral
services were held
Thursday afternoon,
April 2, at Magnolia
Born May 12, 1928,
Kitty leaves to cherish
her memory three sons,

Robin Brinkley (and
his wife, Beth), Phillip
Creamer, and Terry
Scott; sister, Margaret
Stidham; brothers,
"Junior" Leland Williams
and Troy Williams; and
Kelley Fineral Home
handled arrangements.

Helen Watchko

Helen Watchko, born
March 24, 1909, passed
away Tuesday, March
24, 2009.
A funeral service
was held Wednesday
morning, March 25,

2009, at St. Patrick
Catholic Church,
following the
Kelley Funeral
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Sunday School 10:00 am.
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"Celebrate Recovery" Mondays 7-9 p.m.
Healing service first Friday of each month
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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


her sister, Chering
Tiongco, of Manila,
Philippines and her
daughter Ida Tiongo;
and many other nieces
and nephews.
The funeral Mass was
held Monday morning,
April 6, at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church,
conducted by the Rev.
Father Phil Fortin and
the Rev. Father Roger
Interment followed
in the family plot in
Magnolia Cemetery
in Apalachicola. A
visitation was held
Sunday evening, April 5,
at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, with a recitation
of the Rosary following.
Those who wish may
make donations in her
memory to:
Saint Joseph's
Catholic Church,
P 0. Box 820
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
All services are
under the direction of
the Comforter Funeral

B4 I The Times

Law Enforcement

Police seek perpetrators

of Carrabelle thefts

The former Bay St. George
nursing home in Eastpoint, closed
for nearly seven years, was the site
of a small fire Saturday afternoon.
George Pruett, chief of the Eastpoint
Volunteer Fire Department, said
firefighters were called out around
4:08 p.m. after employees of nearby
businesses saw smoke pouring out of
the roof vents. The fire was quickly
extinguished and no injuries were
"We've had reports of
... -vandalism there, of breaking the
" windows out and going in there,
and the possibility of drinking
and smoking in there," said
Undersheriff Joel Norred. The fire
is under investigation by the state
fire marshal's office for possible
arson. Hollis Vail, who works for
Jeff Galloway Real Estate, which is
marketing the site, said plans are
in place to seal off access to the
Photo by David Adlerstein property this week.

By Lois Swoboda
Carrabelle police say
a series of burglaries last
month are unrelated and
are close to an arrest in one
of the break-ins.
In the early morning
hours of Saturday, March
7 the Carrabelle Medical
Pharmacy, at 206 Marine
Street, was burglarized.
Assistant Chief Joe Ham
said Monday the state's
attorney's office is await-
ing the results of analysis
of forensic evidence sent
to the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement. They
will then decide whether to
issue a warrant for the ar-
rest of "a person of interest"
in the pharmacy break-in.
The following Saturday,
March 14, criminals broke
into both Frank's Bait and
Tackle, at 103 St. James
Ave., and the nearby Clip
and Snip Salon, at 710 S.E.
Ave B. Ham said the two
crimes are believed to be
the work of the same person
or persons.

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Biologists at the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute
need help from the public
in identifying horseshoe
crabs spawning on beaches
throughout the state.
The best time to find
horseshoe crabs spawning
is around high tide, right
before or just after a full
or new moon. The next full
moon will occur on April 10.
Beachgoers can report
the time, date and location
of horseshoe crab sightings
through one of several con-
venient options.
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and fill out an online survey;
e-mail findings to horse-
shoe@MyFWC.com; or call
the FWC at (866) 252-9326.
Biologists want to know
the number of horseshoe
crabs seen by observers
and whether the horseshoe
crabs are mating. They

also want to know the date,
time, location and habitat
conditions. If possible, spec-
ify roughly how many are
coupled and how many are
juveniles (4 inches wide or
Horseshoe crabs benefit
humans in several ways. For
instance, research on the
compound eyes of horse-
shoe crabs led to better un-
derstanding of the human
vision system. An extract of
the horseshoe crab's blood
is used by the pharmaceu-
tical and medical device
industries to ensure that
their products, e.g., intrave-
nous drugs, vaccines, and
medical devices, are free of
bacterial contamination. No
other test works as easily or
reliably for this purpose.
In addition, manufac-
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a horseshoe crab's shell
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He said the March 14
burglaries are not believed
to be related to the March
7 crime because the sub-
ject identified as a person
of interest in the pharmacy
burglary was incarcerated
for another incident when
the salon and bait shop
were robbed. He declined to
say whether the police have
any leads in the second bur-
On the evening of Mon-
day, March 30, the entire
Times newspaper vending
box was removed from in
front of Hog Wild Bar-B-Q
restaurant, at 1593 West US
Ham said police are
aware of the theft and are
seeking help in identifying
the thief or thieves.
He urged local busi-
nesses to be alert to any
unusual activity and asked
that anyone having infor-
mation about any of these
crimes contact the Carra-
belle Police Department at

Sheriff's REPORT

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

March 31
Calvin A. Laye, 23, Apalachicola, violation of
probation (FCSO)
Shermaine Suddeth, 34, Apalachicola, sale
of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a
church and violation of probation (APD)
Frank C. O'Neal, 46, Apalachicola, failure to
appear (FCSO)
Lisa A. Walden, 37, Carrabelle, violation of
probation (FCSO)

April 2
David B. Coppedge, 34, Tallahassee, aggra-
vated battery on pregnant victim (FCSO)

April 4
Mark Devin Creamer, 24, Apalachicola, two
counts corruption by threats against a public
servant and possession of a controlled substance

April 6
Antron D. Turrell, 21, Apalachicola, sale or
possession of a controlled substance within 1,000
feet of a church, possession of less than 20 grams
of cannabis and possession of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell (FCSO)

April 7
Gerald E. Lott, 44, Eastpoint, failure to appear


Thursday, April 9, 2009


The Times | BS


Thursday, April 9
Franklin County
School Board will hold its
regular meeting at 6 p.m.
in the Willie Speed Board
Room. For more info, call
Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and Infor-
mation Specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Noon.
$3 donation. Call 697-3760.

Friday, April 10
Apalachicola City Of-
fices closed for Good Fri-
Apalachicola History,
Culture and Arts board
meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the
Cotton Exchange Build-
ing. For more info, call 653-
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Bocce Club. Frank-
lin County Senior Center.
1 p.m. Call 697-3760.

Monday, April 13
Clinical Home Medi-
cal will host a diabetic shoe
clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 3
p.m.. An orthotic fitter will
be at the location, 171 U.S.
98 Suite F at Sellers Plaza,
for fitting shoes for Type I
and II diabetics. You must
be under a doctor's care.
For further info, call 670-
Franklin Cultural Arts
Council will meet at 6 p.m.
at the Carrabelle City Hall
Complex, 1001 Gray Ave.

The council is designed to
enhance the cultural envi-
ronment and economy of
the county through devel-
opment and promotion of
the arts and cultural tour-
ism. For more info, call 697-
Apalachicola Board of
Adjustment meeting 5:30
p.m. at City Hall. For more
info, call 653-8715.
Apalachicola Planning
and Zoning public hearing
and regular meeting at 6
p.m.. Agenda includes dis-
cussion on special excep-
tion request for library. For
more info, call 653-8715.
Breakfast at Franklin
County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Computer classes at
the Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Call
Joyce Durham 670-5951
and set up a time.
Billiards Club at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. 1 p.m.
Call 697-3760.
GED classes are offered
at the Franklin County
School from 3 to 6 p.m. ev-
ery week in Building 1100,
Room 1105. Call 670-2800.

Tuesday, April 14
Apalachicola Commu-
nity Garden meeting at 6
p.m. at Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce. For
more info, call 653-9419.
Carrabelle Historical
Society will meet at 6 p.m.
at the Carrabelle Branch
of the Franklin County Li-
brary. Public is welcome.
Come listen to friends and
neighbors share stories
about growing up in Car-
rabelle. For more info, call

Bingo 7 p.m. St. George
Island Fire Dept. $1 / card.
Proceeds go to St. George
Island Civic Club. Call 927-

Wednesday, April 15
Sea Oats Garden Club
will meet at 11:30 a.m. at
the Carrabelle Branch of
the Franklin County Li-
brary. For more info, call
Apalachicola Traffic
Safety meeting at noon at
City Hall. For more info,
call 653-8715.
Card Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.
Bingo for the Bus.
Chillas Hall in Lanark vil-
lage. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call
GED classes are offered
at the Franklin County
School from 3 to 6 p.m. ev-
ery week in Building 1100,
Room 1105. Call 670-2800.

Thursday, April 16
Apalachicola Com-
munity Pride meeting at
6 p.m. at City Hall. For more
info, call 653-8715.
Wandering Star Quilt-
ing Club. Chillas Hall La-
nark Village. 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Christine Hinton 697-2551.
Luncheon and Infor-
mation Specials at the
Franklin County Senior
Center in Carrabelle. Noon.
$3 donation. Call 697-3760.

Friday, April 17
Breakfast at the Frank-
lin County Senior Center in
Carrabelle. Coffee at 7:30
a.m., meal at 8 a.m. $2 do-
nation. Call 697-3760.
Bocce Club. Franklin
County Senior Center. 1
p.m. Call 697-3760.

Family physician joins

county health department

The Franklin County
Health Department is
pleased to welcome and
introduce Dr. Luis C.
Vazquez Alvarado, a physi-
cian from Puerto Rico.
Vazquez received his
medical doctor degree
in 1986 from the Medical
School of the Autonomous
University of Santo Do-
mingo, Dominican Repub-
lic (the first and oldest uni-
versity in the New World
founded on Oct. 23, 1528),
and continued postgradu-
ate training in emergency
medicine, and obstetrics
and gynecology.
Vazquez dedicated
many years of his practice

as an emergency physi-
cian affiliated to two uni-
versity hospitals and the
health department.
During the years of
1995-96, he became a trav-
eler doctor working as far
as Alaska, where he prac-
ticed as a family physician
for the Alaska Natives
Health Services. He moved
to Florida with his family
in 1994 and has served as
a state employee for the
last eight years providing
medical services to the
departments of Correc-
tion, Juvenile Justice and
mostly to Health.
He is a member of the
American Medical Asso-

ciation, American Acad-
emy of Family Physician,
American Academy of
Urgent Care Medicine
and a Fellow Member of
the American Society for
Colposcopy and Cervical
At present he is at the
end stage of mentorship
training in colposcopy
with the Franklin County
Health Department at the
Carrabelle clinic with Dr.
Ivan Backerman, a board
certified gynecologist. As
a dedicated public servant
he will continue providing
medical services as a fam-
ily physician and general
practice to the county.


The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified
person, company or corporation interested in constructing:
Project is located in Franklin County, Florida and consists of approximately 12 miles of roadway
resurfacing, shoulder work, and striping at locations throughout the county.
Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St, Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes,
on public entity crimes.
All bidders shall be FDOT qualified per Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard Specifications for
Road and Bridge Construction, latest edition.
Completion date for this project will be 210 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder.
Liquidation damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at
$250.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the "2009 Road Paving Project."
Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. (EDT), on April 20th, 2009, at the Franklin County Clerk's
Office, Franklin County Courthouse, 33 Market Street, Suite 203 Apalachicola, Florida 32320-
2317, and will be opened and read aloud onApril 21st, 2009 at the County Commission meeting
at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL.
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $100.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to
accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the
best interest of Franklin County. All bids shall remain firm for a period of sixty days after the
All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration
and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida.
If you have any questions, please call Clay Kennedy at (850) 227-7200.

Students inivted to rally

Monday against tobacco

There will be a Youth
Rally on Monday, April 13
at the Apalachicola High
School baseball field from
1 to 6 p.m.
The Anti-Tobacco Pro-
gram for Today's Hip
Hop Generation theme
is "STEP (Smoking To-
bacco Equals Pain) in the
name of life and snuff out
All students from 10
years old and up are wel-
come to attend this ener-
getic rally. There will be
something for everyone

including: music, work-
shops, contests, food,
giveaway items, and priz-
es. Registration begins at
12:30 p.m.
Students are also in-
vited to take part in the
anti-tobacco poster con-
test and a writing con-
test based on this year's
Submit entries of post-
ers, essays, or poems
to the Library branches
in Eastpoint and Carra-
belle and to the new Pro-
gram Center in the old

Apalachicola High School
Field House no later than
April 9.
Winners will be an-
nounced at the Youth
Rally. The Franklin
County Health Depart-
ment Tobacco Preven-
tion & Control Program
is collaborating with the
Franklin County Public
Library youth programs
and sponsoring the anti-
tobacco projects.
For more information,
please call 653-2784, 670-
5250, or 697-9216.

Help for small businesses on its way

The Apalachicola Bay
Chamber of Commerce,
the Apalachicola State
Bank and the city will host
a meeting next week to
provide county residents
information on business
The meeting will be

held at 5 p.m. on Thurs-
day, April 16 at City Hall
to learn more about this
The loans are part
of a Small Business Ad-
ministration program
targeted for small busi-
nesses. They can be for

up to $35,000, and may be
used for operating costs,
inventory, payroll, or vari-
ous bills. The loans are
fully guaranteed by the
SBA and payments can
be deferred until 2010.
For more info, call the
chamber at 653-9419.


Carrabelle Beer permit issued
employees now have for Saltwater Classic

At the April 2 meeting
of the Carrabelle city com-
mission, the board voted
to issue a temporary beer
permit to the organizers
of the Big Bend Saltwa-
ter Classic to be held this
year on June 19 to 22.
Commissioner Ray
Tyre opposed the permit
saying, "There's things
more valuable than mon-
ey. We should be support-
ing wholesome things."
Sands said, "I'm no big
fan of alcohol," but added
he believed the Saltwater
Classic was a valuable as-
set to the business com-
munity that would be lost
if the permit was denied.

Rules change on
delinquent Carrabelle
water bills
At the April 2 city com-
mission meeting, Car-
rabelle Water and Sewer
Commissioner Jim Brown
asked that more stringent
steps be taken to settle
past due water and sewer

sign in sheet
At the March 5 meet-
ing of the Carrabelle city
commission, City Man-
ager Courtney Millender
told the commissioners
that all city hall employ-
ees are now required to
sign in and out of work.
She said employees
in other branches of city
government were already
either signing or clocking
in and out. The change in
procedure at city hall was
a result of a suggestion
by Commissioner James
Brown at the February
commission meeting.

Chef's Sampler a
fundraising success
At the March 4 lun-
cheon held at Caf6 Flo-
ridita, Anita Grove, direc-
tor of the Apalachicola
Bay Chamber of Com-
merce, told chamber
members that this year's
Chef's Sampler netted
over $9,000. Money from
the event goes to support
the chamber.

Under the new rules,
persons with in excess of
$500 in delinquent pay-
ments will have 10 days
to settle the debt or a lien
will be taken out against
the property where the
debt was incurred.
City Manager Court-
ney Millender said the
new ruling would imme-
diately affect 10 to 15 cus-
tomers. She said most of
these debts were for sew-
er, rather than water use
and that since there was
no way to turn off sewer
lines, there was no way to
force compliance.
City Attorney Dan
Hartman said sewer ser-
vice could be cut off, but
that this was a more dras-
tic measure than cutting
off the water supply.
"Once you cut the sew-
er off in a house, it is ren-
dered uninhabitable and
condemned," he said.
Brown said he wanted
"more teeth" for the col-
lection process because
he did not want to raise
the bills of paying custom-
ers. Customers facing the
new action will be noti-
fied by a certified letter
requiring the recipient's

will be received by the CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA at City
Hall, 1 Bay Avenue Apalachicola, FL 32320 until 2:00 pm, Eastern Time,
April 30, 2009, bids will be publicly opened at City Hall on April 30, 2009,
at 2:05 pm, Eastern Time.


Each BID must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the CITY OF
APALACHICOLA C/O Betty Taylor Webb. The envelope must be plainly
marked on the outside as BID for the APALACHICOLA STORMWATER
IMPROVEMENTS, and should bear on the outside the BIDDER'S name,
address and license number, if applicable, as well as the date and time of bid

The project is located in downtown Apalachicola, Florida and involves the
replacement of an existing storm sewer system with a new conveyance sys-
tem. The new stormwater system will provide treatment of a portion of the
stormwater runoff flowing to the system before discharging to the Apala-
chicola River.

Digital copies of the Contract Documents are on file at the offices of Basker-
ville-Donovan, Inc. located at 22219 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Suite 200,
Panama City Beach, FL 32413. Digital copies will be provided to the Bidder
at a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) per disk. The Bidder will be responsible for
having the plans produced at the printer of his choice. This payment is non-
refundable. Partial sets will NOT be issued.

The CITY OF APALACHICOLA reserves the right to accept or reject any
and all bids in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the bidding or bid-
ding documents, to obtain new bids, or to postpone the bid opening pursu-
ant to the City's Purchasing Policies. Each bid shall be valid to CITY OF
APALACHICOLA for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid opening.

CITY OF APALACHICOLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

6B The Times Thursday, April 9, 2009 Franklin County's source of news for more than a century


1 3.3. 0 I This notice shall be pub-
1628T lished once week for four
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT (4) consecutive weeks in
FOR THE SECOND JUDI- the Apalachicola Times.
FLORIDA seal of said Court at Leon
County, Florida, on this
LEON COUNTY FLORIDA, 19th day of March, 2009
a Charter County and Po-
litical Subdivision of the BOB INZER,
State of Florida, CLERK OF THE COURT
v. By: Yolanda Smith
Deputy Clerk
all other persons in pos- Laura M. Youmans, Esq.
session of subject real Florida Bar. 14091
property, whose names Assistant County Attorney
are uncertain, Leon County Courthouse
Defendants. 301 South Monroe Street,
Room 202
CASE NO.: 08-CA-2321 Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 606-2500
NOTICE April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009
FlED that an action to fore- OF THE SECOND JUDI-
close on a code enforce- CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
ment lien on the following FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY
property in Leon County, FLORIDA

Begin at the Southeast NITYBANK,
corner of the Northeast Plaintiff,
Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter of Section 33, vs.
Township 1 North, Range
2 West, run thence North DURL E. CHAMBERS, JR.
89 degrees 56 minutes and REBECCA D. CHAM-
West for a distance of BERS, husband and wife,
1342.15 feet to a point, and CITIFINANCIAL EQ-
thence run North 00 de- UITY SERVICES, INC. a
grees 02 minutes East for foreign corporation
a distance of 1040.51 feet Defendant(s).
to a point thence run East
for a distance of 120 feet CASE NO: 08-000549-CA
to a point on the Western
side of Frances Maples NOTICE OF SALE
Drive, thence run North 00
degrees 02 minutes East NOTICE is hereby given
along the Western side of that, pursuant to the Order
Frances Maples Drive for a of Final Summary Judg-
distance of 70.22 feet, ment of Foreclosure in this
thence run East 660 feet to cause, in the Circuit Court
a point on the Eastern side of Franklin County, Florida,
of Mark Charles Drive, I will sell the property situ-
thence run South 00 de- ated in Franklin County,
grees 02 minutes West Florida described as:
along the Eastern side of
Mark Charles Drive for a EXHIBIT A'
distance of 90 feet, thence
run East for a distance of Commence at the North-
120 feet to a point which is west Cornier of Fractional
the point of beginning, Section 29, Township 8
thence continue East for a South, Range 6 West,
distance of 225 feet to a Franklin County, Florida
point, thence run South 13 and run thence South 00
degrees 13 minutes 30 degrees 46 minutes 55
seconds West for a dis- seconds West 594.0 feet
tance of 136.55 feet to a along the West boundary
point on Beth Circle, of Fractional Section 29 to
thence run Northwesterly a point on the North side
along a curve having a ra- of Twin Lakes Road, said
dius of 50 feet for an are point being on a curve
distance of 62.55 feet to a concave Southwesterly,
point, thence run North 46 thence run Southeasterly
degrees 59 minutes 15 along said curve with a ra-
seconds West for a dis- dius of 313.61 feet through
tance of 185.3 feet to the a central angle of 87 de-
point of beginning, being grees 50 minutes 56 sec-
LOT 20, BLOCK D, WHIS- onds for an arc length of
PERING PINES SUBDIVI- 480.84 feet (chord bears
SION, according to a map South 45 degrees 36 min-
made by Apalachee Engi- utes 22 seconds East
neer and Land Surveyors, 435.11 feet) to a point on
Inc. dated April 8, 1971. the Easterly, right-of-way
of Otter Slide Road, thence
ALSO: run South 01 degrees 40
minutes 54 seconds East
A 1971 Liberty along the Easterly
Mobile-Home Model right-of-way of said Otter
Southernaire; Serial No. G Slide Road 125.23 feet to
5196, together with all fur- the intersection of the
niture and fixtures therein; Easterly right-of-way of
said Mobile Home being said Offtter Slide Road with
affixed to Lot 20, Block D, the Northerly right-of-way
Whispering Pines Subdivi- of Ridge Road, thence
sion. leaving said Easterly
right-of-way of Otter Slide
has been filed against you Road, thence North 69 de-
and you are required to agrees 56 minutes 00 sec-
serve a copy of your writ- onds East along the North-
ten defenses, if any, to the erly right-of-way of Ridge
Complaint for Foreclosure Road 1435.24 feet to the
of Lien, twenty (20) days POINT OF BEGINNING.
after the last date of publi- From said POINT OF BE-


at Public Sale, to the high-
est bidder, for cash, at the
steps of the Franklin
County Courthouse, Apa-
lachicola, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on April 29, 2009.

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

By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

Steve M. Watkins, III
FBN: 0794996
41 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-1949
April 2, 9, 2009



ERINGTON, the unremar-
ried widow of C.J. WETH-
BURTON, the only heir of
SON, the surviving unre-
married widow of T.Y GIB-
SON, JR., a/k/a THOMAS
C.G. CHAPMAN, a/k/a
OLDS, the heirs of F.C.
SMITH, if alive, and if dead
or not known to be dead
or alive, their several and
respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all
parties natural, corporate,
or otherwise claiming inter-
ests by, through, under or
against them, a majority of
the surviving BOARD OF
TION, a dissolved Florida

CASE NO: 08-000519-CA


ERINGTON, the unremar-
ried widow of C.J. WETH-
BURTON, the only heir of
SON, the surviving unre-
married widow of TY GIB-
SON, JR., a/k/a THOMAS

an action to Quiet Title the
following property in
Franklin County, Florida:

Commence at an old con-
crete monument marking
the intersection of the
South boundary of Frac-
tional Section 33, Town-
ship 6 South; Range 1
West, Franklin County,
Florida, with the Easterly
boundary of the 100 foot
right-of-way of State Road
No. 370, said point also
being the Northwest cor-
ner of Lot 1 of Peninsular
Point, Unit No. 7, a subdi-
vision as per map or plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 2, page 3 of the Pub-
lic Records of Franklin
County, Florida, and run
thence North 17 degrees
37 minutes 28 seconds
East along the Easterly
right-of-way boundary of
said State Road No. 370 a
distance of 943.13 feet,
thence South 72 degrees
22 minutes 32 seconds
East 372.44 feet to a con-
crete monument, thence
continue South 72 degrees
22 minutes 32 seconds
East 30.0 feet, more or
less, to the shore line of
the Gulf of Mexico for the
Point of Beginning. From
said Point of Beginning run
thence North 72 degrees
22 minutes 32 seconds
West 402.44 feet, more or
less, to a point on said
Easterly right-of-way
boundary of State Road
No. 370, thence North 17
degrees 37 minutes 28
seconds East along said
right-of-way boundary 80.0
feet, thence South 72 de-
grees 22 minutes 32 sec-
onds East 376.40 feet to a
concrete monument,
thence continue South 72
degrees 22 minutes 32
seconds East 30.0 feet,
more or less, to the shore
line of the Gulf of Mexico,
thence Southwesterly
along said shore line 80.0
feet, more or less, to the
Point of Beginning.

has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a
copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Bar-
bara Sanders, plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is
PO. Box 157, Apalachi-
cola, FL 32329, on or be-
fore the 1st day of May,
2009, and file the original
with the clerk of this court
either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be en-
tered against you for the
relief demanded in the
complaint of the petition.

Dated this 25th day of
March, 2009.

As Clerk of the Court
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009


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dence unknown, if alive,
and if dead, to all parties
claiming interests by,
through, under or against
the said LEE P SHAFFER,
III, and all other parties
having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in
the property herein de-

an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property in Franklin
County, Florida:

Lots One (1) and Two (2),
in Block One Hundred
Fourteen (114), of CITY OF
of Franklin, State of Flor-

has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
LLP, Plaintiffs attorneys,
whose address is PO. Box
143107, Miami, Florida
33114, 30 days from the
first publication date, and
file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs
attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-

Dated on the 25th day of
March, 2009.

Clerk of Court
By: Michele Maxwell
Deputy Clerk

If you have a disability
which requires special ac-
commodations in order for
you to participate in this
proceeding, please con-
tact Kendall Wade, Chief
Deputy Clerk of the Court
at (850) 875-8629 or write
to PO. Box 1649, Quincy,
Florida 32853 at least (7)
days before the scheduled
proceeding. He will facili-
tate your attendance in ac-
cordance with the Ameri-
can Disabilities Act.
April 9, 16, 2009


BANK, a Division of
Coastal Community Bank,



CASE NO. 07-000426-CA


GIVEN pursuant to a Con-
sent Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January
26, 2009, and entered in

Lots 15, 16, 17 and 18,
Bloc L. Lanark Beach Unit
No. 1, as per map or plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 13, of the
Public Records of Franklin
County, Florida; AND

Commence at a concrete
monument marking the
Northeast corner of Sec-
tion 19, Township 3 South,
Range 4 West, Wakulla
County, Florida, and
thence run West 5691.01
feet, thence run South 05
degrees 17 minutes 21
seconds East 289.84 feet
to a concrete monument
on the Westerly main-
tained right-of-way bound-
ary of a dirt road (Easy
Street) for the POINT OF
BEGINNING, from said
continue South 05 degrees
17 minutes 21 seconds
East along said
right-of-way boundary
80.00 feet to an iron pipe,
thence run South 85 de-
grees 44 minutes 05 sec-
onds West 243.00 feet to a
concrete monument on the
approximate East bank of
Ochlockonee River, thence
run North 05 degrees 17
minutes 21 seconds West
along said approximate
East bank 80.00 feet to a
concrete monument,
thence run North 85 de-
grees 44 minutes 05 sec-
onds East 243.00 feet to
ING; situate, lying and be-
ing in Fractional Section
24, Township 3 South,
Range 5 West, Wakulla
County, Florida

The successful bidder at
the sale will be required to
place the requisite state
documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title.

DATED this 27th day of
January, 2009.

Clerk of the Court
Franklin County, Florida
By: Michele Maxwell
As Deputy Clerk

4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
April 9, 16, 2009


There will be a meeting of
The Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor
Authority on Thursday,
April 16, 2009 at 10:00
a.m. EST located at the
Wakulla County Commis-
sion Chamber Room, 29
Arran Road, Crawfordville,
Florida 32327. Any person
requiring special accom-
modations to participate in
this meeting is asked to
advise the Corridor Author-
ity at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting by contact-
ing Amber Perryman at
850-215-4081 or
by email at
April 9, 2009



This notice is required by
Section 2(a)(4) of Execu-
tive Order 11988 for
Floodplain Management,
and by Section 2(b) of Ex-
ecutive Order 11990 for
the Protection of Wetlands,
and is implemented by
HUD Regulations found at
24 CFR 55.20(b) for the
HUD action that is within
and/or affects a floodplain
or wetland.

Construction will be under-
taken in the 100-year
floodplain (and/or
wetlands). Franklin County
is interested in alternatives
and public perceptions of
possible adverse impacts
that could result from the
project as well as potential
mitigation measures. Pro-
posed water and waste-
water lines along Ridge
and Bear Creek Roads are
partially located within the
floodplain/wetland area,
and are needed to serve
residents of the area. A
new wastewater vacuum
station will also be con-
structed on 5th Street
south of Avenue A, which
does not appear to be in a
wetland or floodplain.

Written comments must be
received by the County's
grant consultant, Deborah
Belcher at 5378
Carisbrooke Lane, Talla-
hassee, FL 32309 on or
before April 27, 2009. Ad-
ditional information may
be obtained by contacting
Ms. Belcher, telephone

Alan Pierce, Director of Ad-
ministrative Services
Environmental Certifying
April 9, 2009



The Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection gives
notice of its intent to issue
a permit, file number
39-0245669-003-DF, to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
to remove an earthen
berm that was constructed
at the northern entrance of
the Battle Bend oxbow
system of the Apalachicola
River. The berm, which is
approximately 300' long, 4'
high, and 20' wide (900
cubic yards) will be
pushed back into the exist-
ing borrow pit that the
berm was initially exca-
vated from. Two small
channels (approximately
25'wide, 150' long, and 3'
deep) will also be con-
structed to the north and
south of the leveled berm
to accommodate flushing
to the backwater areas
during medium to low flow
river stages. In addition,
approximately 750 cubic

yards of material will be
dredged from the southern A petiti
entrance of Battle Bend material
and deposited within the Depart
existing borrow pit. Fi- based
nally, the material depos- followii
ited within the borrow pit The na
will be graded to blend each a
with the elevations of the each a
adjacent channel bottoms tificatio
and wetlands. The project (b) Th
is located at northern en- and te
trance of the Battle Bend the pe
oxbow system along the address
east bank of the Apalachi- numbe
cola River at Navigation repres
Mile 28.8 approximately which
1.5 miles north of the Chip- for set
ola River influence in Lib- ing the
erty County, Florida; Sec- ceedin
tion 23, Township 5 South, tion of
Range 9 West, Latitude: substa
30 1' 13.75" North, and will be
Longitude: -85 6' 11.37" agency
West. The effected water A state
body is the Apalachicola howth
River, an Outstanding Flor- notice
ida Water and Class III sion; (c
Water of the State. dispute
fact. If
A person whose substan- petition
tial interests are affected (e) A c
by the Department's action the ult
may petition for an admin- includi
istrative proceeding that tl
(hearing) under Sections tends
120.569 and 120.57, Flor- modific
ida Statutes (F.S.). The pe- cy's pr
tition must contain the in- statem
formation set forth below rules (
and must be filed petition
(received by the Clerk) in reverse
the Office of General the age
Counsel of the Department tion; a
at 3900 Commonwealth of the
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, petition
Tallahassee, Florida the ac
32399-3000. tioner
to take
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), agency
Florida Administrative
Code (F.A.C.), a person A peti
whose substantial interests dispute
are affected by the Depart- on whi
ment's action may also re- action
quest an extension of time that nc
to file a petition for an ad- disput
ministrative hearing. The shall c
Department may, for good format
cause shown, grant the re- above,
quest for an extension of 28-106
time. Requests for exten-
sion of time must be filed Under
with the Office of General 120.56
Counsel of the Department FS., a
at 3900 Commonwealth trative
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, dismiss
Tallahassee, Florida the pe
32399-3000, before the ap- stantia
plicable deadline. A timely above
request for extension of untime
time shall toll the running
of the time period for filing The ap
a petition until the request for pu
is acted upon. If a request ing nor
is filed late, the Depart- 8:00
ment may still grant it Monda
upon a motion by the re- except
questing party showing the Tal
that the failure to file a re- fice of
quest for an extension of Enviror
time before the deadline 630-3(
was the result of excusable east,
neglect. 32301.
April 9,
If a timely and sufficient
petition for an administra- 1808T
tive hearing is filed, other IN THI
persons whose substantial OF TI
interests will be affected by CIRCL
the outcome of the admin- FRANK
istrative process have the FLORI[
right to petition to inter- CIVIL D
vene in the proceeding. In-
tervention will be permitted HSBC
only at the discretion of the Plaintif
presiding officer upon the
filing of a motion in compli- vs.
ance with Rule 28-106.205,
Petitions must be filed KIT C.
within 14 days of publica- DOE;
tion of this notice. Under KNOW
Section 120.60(3), F.S., POSSI
however, any person who SUBJE
has asked the Department Defenc
for notice of agency action
may file a petition within 14 CASE.
days of receipt of such no-
tice, regardless of the date NOTIC
of publication. The peti- SURE
tioner shall mail a copy of
the petition to the appli- NOTIC
cant at the address indi- GIVEN
cated above at the time of Judgrr
filing. The failure of any dated
person to file a petition for uary, 2
an administrative hearing Case I
within the appropriate time the Ci
period shall constitute a 2ND Ji
waiver of that person's for Fra
right to request an admin- ida, wl
istrative determination USA, I
(hearing) under Sections and K
120.569 and 120.57, FS. THE U


ion that disputes the
al facts on which the
tment's action is
must contain the
ng information: (a)
ime and address of
agency affected and
agency's file or iden-
on number, if known;
ie name, address,
lephone number of
etitioner; the name,
ss, and telephone
'r of the petitioner's
entative, if any,
shall be the address
vice purposes dur-
i course of the pro-
g; and an explana-
how the petitioner's
ntial interests are or
e affected by the
y determination; (c)
cement of when and
e petitioner received
of the agency deci-
d) A statement of all
ed issues of material
there are none, the
n must so indicate;
concise statement of
imate facts alleged,
ng the specific facts
he petitioner con-
warrant reversal or
cation of the agen-
oposed action; (f) A
ent of the specific
or statutes that the
ner contends require
al or modification of
ency's proposed ac-
nd (g) A statement
relief sought by the
ner, stating precisely
action that the peti-
wishes the agency
with respect to the
y's proposed action.

tion that does not
e the material facts
ch the Department's
is based shall state
o such facts are in
e and otherwise
ontain the same in-
ion as set forth
as required by Rule
..301, F.A.C.

i9(2)(c) and (d),
petition for adminis-
hearing must be
sed by the agency if
tition does not sub-
lly comply with the
requirements or is
ly filed.

application is available
blic inspection dur-
rmal business hours,
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
ly through Friday,
legal holidays, at
lahassee Branch Of-
the Department of
mental Protection,
Capital Circle North-
Tallahassee, Florida





: 08-000119CA


pursuant to a Final
nent of Foreclosure
the 27th day of Jan-
2009, and entered in
No. 08-00019CA, of
ircuit Court of the
Judicial Circuit in and
anklin County, Flor-
herein HSBC BANK
N.A., is the Plaintiff

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pate in this proceeding *HOSTS ment. unfurn electric/water imum term, 3 br, 3 ba, Ex- clud. Front porch, big
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653-8861 prior to such between 9a-5pm 7 days and The News Herald 850-653-6459 credit check required. est assessed value
proceeding. B a week@ tt ClassifiedAdvertising$1,100 mo. Call Efficiency, Apalachicola $44,000 Asking $28,000
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Date 28,thdayofJan-5P e 0 c r Com teS oLd W S. land r | cluded. & cable. Front or 653-7777
uary, 2009. 5 Piece 100% MicroFiber Complete 5 pc Solid Wood i41 porch and big deck. Boat
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Marcia Johnson coffee table. $649, ALL Drawers. Brand New! $599 Apalachicola Bay Charter School 1 br, Apalachicola Furn or 0- month. Ca102888
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fenced in yard. $700 f ., -~ 4 city lots in Apalachicola
Deputy Clerk i K-8 teaching postitions for the month. Mo. to Mo. Boat c/h/a, w/d incl. Block 266, Lots 12-15
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SI-on 23rd St. 653-8792 or
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r ______________ ^Yard Sale 481 Brownsville Healing minds and empowering the lives of Apartments 'S'*
Rd. (Apalachicola) Fri 8 people with mental illness takes more than Accepting Applications 7100
am-? Furniture, plants, just skill...it takes compassion. Apalachee for 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms, HC
DVD player, radio, dishes, Center has been offering its clients and their units Some re asi Carrabelle River. Garage
china cabinet, & tires families caring service for over fifty years. tance may be available. $1,000 month $500 de- BRICK HOME AUT, OTVEMAR, NE
Apalachee Center, Inc. is a Joint Commission Hud Vouchers ac- posit. 850-545-8813 A RECREAINA
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-- We offer competitive pay, benefits and an Equal Housing $700 mo, 1st, last, + $500 home on .90 acre 8130 -Trucks
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SCRIPTION! $25Coupon Recovery Specialist (#2393) 2 br, 1 ba, new appl, and bath $1150 mo, + utilities, $74,UUU 8240 Boat & Marine
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BUILDINGS equivalent and three (3) years of secretarial hot plate, $500/mo plus boat, with beautiful orange
Sat., April 18th, 10:00 AM 4 Only 25x34,30x38, office clerical experience; Must possess a typ- utilities. 50llOsail, oldtrailer included as
40x46,45x98 ing score of at least 55CWPM. 8502287942 will as extra trampoline
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Opportunity Ar1 Trr,1,

104 Lakeside Dr.
125 & 127 Dogwood Dr.
Bainbridge, GA
3 Lots Plus 2 Homes
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at 231-237/ niver Road Customer Support
Bainbridge, GA Cashier
Clerk needed at the mini
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Must be able to work
1-800-342-2666 nights and/or weekends.
Call 927-2163 for more info
For More Details Visit
Food Serv/Hospitality
Restaurant Help
SAstaff a beautiful new res-
taurant on St Teresa.
w is dLooking for 3 kitchen and
3 DR employees. Appli-
I cants must be Happy, En-
thused, and a Team
Player. Restaurant hours
are Fri & Sat 11a-8p and
Sun 11a-5p. Contact Tina
A I, at tunes8085@yahoo.com
or 850 668-3327.

Attention CNA's & Dietary Aides
CNA's: Do you Need Extra Weekend Hours and
enjoy working with other dedicated staff, where
care and quality of life are priority?
Dietary Aides: Our Fine Dining program is
growing and we are seeking a weekend person
who wants to grow with us. A cheerful attitude,
reliability, and flexibility are a plus.

If you are interested in these opportunities you
may apply in person or fax a resume to:
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Community contributes to prom

On Sat-
urday, at
about 7 p.m.
the com-
munity of
ola lined
up on Dr.
ther King Adreenah Wynn
Jr. Ave. to
watch some of the promgo-
ers in a parade. The par-
ticipants lined up to show
off their stylish cars and
outfits before they were off
to prom.
The Franklin County
High School prom of 2009
was held in the cafeteria of
the Franklin County School.
The juniors sponsored the
prom for the seniors. The
theme for prom was "Music
of the Night."
Congratulations to the
2009 Prom Court, which con-
sisted of several people. The
Junior Court was D.J. Lane,
Chase Richards, Deniser
Clark, and Kayla Medley.
The Prom Prince was Rob-
ert Henry and the Prom
Princess Katie Brannan.
The Senior Court was
Deshaun Winfield, TJ
Lemieux, Sarah Hadsock,
and Miranda Banks. The
Prom King was Tevin Ray
and the Prom Queen Kris-
tina Hartsfield.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS I Special to the Times
The theme of this year's prom was "Music of the Night."

Enjoying the parade prior to this year's prom
was Tydron Wynn and Desirae Cummings.

Notice is hereby given that, Sue Cronkite the holders of
the following certificate have filed said certificate for tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 344 Year of issuance: 2006
Description of property: Sections Two (2) and Three (3)
of Township Eight (8) South, and Thirty-Four (34) and
Thirty-Five (35) of Township Seven (7) South, Range
Five (5) West. Further Legal Description may be viewed
in Clerk's Office.
PARCEL NO: 35-07S-05W-0000-0260-0000
Name is which assessed: Robert C. Lawrence, Jr.
All of said property being in the State of Florida, Frank-
lin County.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the
second Monday in the month of May 2009, which is the
11th day of May 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 27th of
March 2009.
Marcia M. Johnson
Clerk of Courts
Franklin County, Florida
By: Cassie B. Sapp, Deputy Clerk

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Weems clinic in Carrabelle

adds hours and physician

Since Weems Medical
Center East in Carrabelle
opened in Nov. 2008, the
phone has been busy with
patients calling to make an
appointment with
family practice phy-
sician Dr. Nancy
Initially, she saw
patients on Mon-
days, Tuesdays,
and Fridays at the
temporary clinic at DR. TOI
the former Carra-
belle School, now the mu-
nicipal complex. Due to the
large demand, the hospital
administration and govern-
ing board decided to add
Thursdays to the clinic's
weekly hours.
Beginning this week,
patients can schedule ap-
pointments, and walk in
for aid (without an appoint-
ment), on Thursdays, in
addition to Mondays, Tues-
days, and Fridays.
Chorba, clinic director,
also has announced board
certified family practice
physician Todd West, M.D.
will join the clinic's physi-
cian staff to see patients on
West is a member of the
group of emergency room
physicians that contract
with Weems to service its
ER. Prior to joining the
ER group, West, a gradu-
ate of the Medical College
of Georgia and Tallahassee
Memorial's family practice
residency program, had
family practices in north
Georgia and New Zealand.
Chorba said West is ex-
ceptionally qualified to see
patients at the Carrabelle
clinic. "As a family prac-
tice physician who has ex-
perience as an emergency
room 'doc,' Dr. West really
can begin the clinic's tran-
sition to an 'urgent care'
focus," Chorba said. "He
actually loves to see 'walk-


in' patients."
Both Chorba and West
said they welcome pedi-
atric patients as well as
adults to the clinic.
The permanent
Weems Medical
Center East, with
its X-ray and labo-
ratory capabilities,
will become Weems
Medical Center
East Urgent Care
D WEST Clinic once it is
built. Weems will
begin construction of the
new clinic, adjacent to the
Franklin County Health
Department Annex, in the
coming months.
West described what sit-
uations are appropriate for
urgent care and what con-
ditions require emergency
room attention. "A patient
comes to an urgent care
clinic with any relatively
minor emergency, like a
possible broken bone, lac-
eration, cough, or bother-
some respiratory symptom.
Anyone with a condition in-
volving partial amputation,
active bleeding, or difficul-
ty breathing should head
straight for Weems ER,"
he said. "Any person who
thinks that he or she may
be having a stroke or heart
attack, should, of course,
go right away to the emer-
gency room."
Chorba said more than
half of the patients seen at
the clinic since it opened
have been from the west-
ern end of the county. She
said Weems is considering
strategies to provide more
primary care to the west-
ern end of the county to al-
leviate that situation.
But, she said, the addi-
tion of a fourth day to the
clinic's hours assures that
all patients from the east-
ern end of the county will
be seen when they need an

NE ~*I

Notice is hereby given that, Sue Cronkite the holders
of the following certificate have filed said certificate for
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property and
the name in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 661 Year of issuance: 2006
Description of property: Section Thirty-Five (35) of
Township Eight (8) South, Range Eight (8) West,
Highland Park ET AL. Further Legal Description
may be viewed in Clerk's Office.
PARCEL NO: 35-08S-08W-0000-0190-0070
Name is which assessed: Charles R. Goff and Emma
M. Goff
All of said property being in the State of Florida, Frank-
lin County.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the
second Monday in the month of May of 2009, which is
the llth day of May 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 27th
of March 2009.
By: Cassie B Sapp, Deputy Clerk

Public Hearing of the
City of Carrabelle
Planning and Zoning Board
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Carrabelle Planning
and Zoning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 16,
2009, starting on or after 4:30 PM., at the Carrabelle Municipal Com-
plex, 1005 Gray Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida, to consider the follow-
ing item, First Reading of:
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive comments and make
decisions regarding the above matter. The plan amendment includes
changes to the Coastal Management Element of the Comprehensive
Plan and to Future Land Use Maps 1-14 and 1-16. A copy of the Maps
as amended is attached to this notice, below.
A copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearing and be
heard on this matter.
At this hearing, the Planning and Zoning Board will accept public
testimony and will consider the adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Amendment 09-02.
All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and com-
ment upon the Plan Amendments or submit their comments in writing
to the Planning and Zoning Board. Further information concerning
the proposed amendments can be obtained from the City Clerk at City
Hall, at 1005 Gray Ave., Carrabelle, Florida, or by calling (850)697-
2727, between the hours of 8:30 A.M and 4:30 P.M., Monday through
Friday, excluding holidays.
Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Planning and Zoning Board with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. The City of
Carrabelle does not provide or prepare such record pursuant to ES.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the City Clerk at City Hall, at 1005 Gray
Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida, or by calling (850)697-2727, no later
than three (3) days prior to the proceedings.
Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because
of a disability or physical impairment should contact the City Clerk at
(850) 697-2727 as soon as possible.
Keisha Smith
City Clerk
April 16, 2009

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